How 2018 Can Finally Free You

Posted on January 02, 2018
Updated on July 03, 2020

2017 has been a whirlwind of change and upheaval. Our political climate is tense, yet progressive—this year we saw the first trans woman to be voted into public office, which is a long overdue feat. Our information age is booming and growing faster than we can keep up with, yet there are many ways in which we are more connected as a society.

This year has encompassed a rollercoaster of emotions and growth, pain and endurance, and you might be curious about what 2018 will bring.

The upcoming year can be thought of as The Year of Manifestation. This is the time to evaluate and restructure goals and utilize the tools that will liberate you from prior struggles and limitations. Using astrology, numerology, tarot, motivation and determination, you can make this your most freeing year to date.

Astrologically Speaking….

2018 will be wonderfully filled with feminine energy, which should result in a slightly softer ambiance for the upcoming year. With Pluto and Saturn relaxing in Capricorn, Jupiter hanging out in Scorpio and Neptune booking a stay in Pisces, we’ll have many of our major planets in feminine, or yin signs—as opposed to a masculine, or yang, energy.

Rolling into May of this year, the entirety of the primary planets will be residing in feminine signs, as Uranus moves into Taurus. The previous years included a multitude of fiery, airy energies; but this year should produce a lighter, more liberated quality of internal peace and stability in our surroundings.

Saturn will be roaming in Capricorn for its typical stay of three years, which creates the perfect setting for creating solid foundations—this is a wonderful time to go deep within yourself, discover where your passions lie and begin to build the structure that will house your future goals and dreams. There is a sense of commitment to the task, a natural response that unfolds in this environment.

Jupiter will remain in Scorpio until late autumn this year, which urges us to practice introspection, honesty and depth. The overall theme of the year will be examining the internal self to locate our basest desires and building an external foundation upon which our goals can be achieved.

Following the astrological inclinations for your specific birth chart will better prepare you for the esoteric energies coming this year. There is a freedom in knowing what to expect this year. Astrology can be thought of as our spiritual and psychological weather—while it may not always rain when predicted, it’s nice to have an umbrella, just in case.

Crunching the Numbers….


Eleven is considered a Master Number in numerology and harnesses the energies of intuition, evolution, and growth. The intensity of the vibrational energy of eleven is palpable and will be observable all year. Master Numbers are incredibly spiritual and wash over us with a sense of connection and the power of universal love.

Eleven increases our sensitivities, our compassion for others and our relationships with the ethereal or otherworldly. This year will improve your extrasensory perceptions and psychic abilities, as you connect with the celestial energies around you.

It’s in the Cards…

Tarot is a wonderful way to clear your mind, prepare yourself for change and open your eyes to new perspectives. The cards will always show you what you need to see and give you a new lease on old mindsets. This year, try reading the cards once a week and creating a journal to record your experiences.

You’ll be amazed at the accuracy of tarot, recognizing patterns in repetitious cards and themes. I’m sometimes surprised to find that no amount of shuffling will drastically change the outcome of my readings, as I pull the same cards again and again.

Developing a special relationship with the tarot will allow you to observe your life through an objective, rational lens while embracing your creative, emotional side. The liberating qualities that tarot can provide are found in its intuitive approach—each card speaks to every person differently.

You may not immediately get the answers you want, but with time, you’ll learn to see the truth and freedom each card provides.

Preparation, Liberation, and Celebration

Using tools such as astrology, numerology and tarot will help prepare you mentally and emotionally for the changes to come this year. These ancient practices provide hope for the future, persistence for the present and resolve for the past. These practices might start as a hobby only to develop into a habit and then a lifeline.

Astrology, numerology, and tarot can be the honest friends you need during rough patches, the moments of spiritual solitude in a chaotic world. Sit down with your tools of magic and plan for the freedom that will be found in 2018—the glorious liberation that will shine on you this year.

Celebrate your life and the goals to be achieved, the relationships to be sparked and the friendships to be maintained. Use astrology, numerology, and tarot as your spiritual meteorologists—and when it calls for rain?

Bring an umbrella.

Related Article: Ask Charla: How Do I Start Reading Tarot Cards?

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Rhiannon Liselle is a nomadic Sagittarius with a passion for writing and trying to help others grow. She’s studied astrology for about 10 years, and has been writing about… Learn More About The Author »

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