Horoscope 2018 for the sign of the Rat
We always open the horoscope with the Rat, the first of the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac. In 2016 you had support to reach your goals and in 2017 you had to work a bit harder, despite strong charisma. In 2018 it’s a different story altogether. It is a karmic year for you Rat: one during which many blockages could manifest. The only way for you to succeed is to accept to change and to not look back. It won’t always be pleasant, but it can be a very transformative year: one during which you discover what you are made of. Silver lining, your love life is under a good influence…Let see all of this in details.
Keep in mind that his horoscope is based on your year of birth only. Do you know that you can have one, but also two, three or even four Rat signs in your birth chart? It is called the Bazi or Four Pillars of destiny. The full chart can give a totally different picture than your year of birth/Chinese sign, and tell a different story for 2018. This form of Chinese astrology that I specialise in provides you with your personal map for this life, to find your true calling, know your timing and evolve positively.
The Rat’s love life in 2018, year of the Dog.
This is the best domain of your life in 2018. The astrological tendency is for you to have a great bound with your partner, and to be transformed through love. It is especially truth for women of the sign, who can really experience an intense relation: possibly a passion this year. It’s along the line of 50 shades of grey for you this year, women of the sign: if you are single, a new mysterious partner could appear and impress you. This partner who can rock your world and transform your whole personality. The danger here would be to not respect your boundaries and lose control, as you will be absorbed in this relationship. That could impact your work and social life. You are craving for love in 2018, but take your time to judge the character of your partner. Both women and men of the sign whom are already partnered can re-ignite the passion during the Dog year, and reconnect deeply with their partner. It could even be along the line of going back to an ex! For men the dynamics is however a bit more challenging: you are absolutely not in control and it hurts your male pride and ego. Suck it up and enjoy the ride, but make sure you are not manipulated…
The Rat’s work and money in 2018, year of the Dog.
For work and your money, it’s a bit more challenging this year. There is a necessary evolution for you in 2018, Rats. It can take different forms. One of them is that you are “strongly invited” to take another position. There might be some people laid off where you work: you’ll have to go with the flow if you want to keep working. In other cases, you’ll be given extra work and might be out of your comfort zone. Unfortunately, there is not much extra money for you to be made this year, and it’s rather a no pain, no gain type of vibe. Your frustration over your work and finances is very real during this year. In 2018, you don’t have much leverage: if you have to negotiate, best is to know which months are auspicious to do so. If you are looking for work, you can find some, but probably a bit outside of your own expertise. You might have to leave with this compromise for the time being, as you have fewer options than in the previous two years. During this year of the Dog, you need all the help you can get to boost your luck – ideally through knowing your Bazi/4 Pillars predictions, and by using Feng Shui and Qi Men Dun Jia. I invite you to look into my Feng Shui membership to start with, as the monthly boosts will help you.
The Rat’s health and evolution in 2018, year of the Dog.
Let’s be frank, there is a deep and challenging transformation in 2018 for you Rats. Circumstances will ask that you find your inner strength, and change your way of being. Some Rats might be experiencing some health issues: your kidneys and bladder are particularly under stress, and inflammation can occur through the year. Some other will have to go through difficult time with their family, and be asked to take on much more duties. It is a time when you have to accept what fate sends you, and take it as an opportunity to develop a good karma. The way to turn lead into gold is actually to be very proactive in helping other. It is a great year to volunteer and do charity work; or to help a loved one who needs assistance. Experiences overseas would be demanding but very transformational.
It is also a year during which you can have spiritual breakthrough. Experiences such as meditation, a silent retreat, or shamanism with plant medicine, such as ayahuasca will have a deep and lasting impact on you. It is a year of spiritual awakening, but don’t overdo: abusing drugs for example would be very detrimental in 2018. If however you are ready to evolve and leave your luggage behind, this year could be very liberating.
Good or bad, it’s all a question of adapting. Even during a stormy weather, any sign can have a great year. The key is to know what is coming for you, prepare and adapt. To know your true self and foresee what is ahead for you during the Yang Earth Dog year of 2018, contact me now for your Bazi or 4 Pillars of destiny consultation. You will be amazed by what you discover on yourself!
Dont’ forget to also read my Feng Shui guide for 2018, year of the Dog. I also have a few bags left of Taoist incense to burn in order to refresh the Qi in your house (or business). It is traditional to do such cleansing during the first month of the Chinese year; you can read the full manual in my articles 13 Feng Shui tips for a lucky year of the Earth Dog 2018.