If you had been driven around relentlessly by your destiny in the past, the year 2018 brings respite and fresh beginnings. Manisha Koushik, our celebrated resident astrologer, predicts how the year 2018 unfolds for you.

ARIES the Ram

(March 21-April 20)

The year 2018 starts with great opportunities for Arians when most of the things go as planned. All you need is to do is put your energies in the right things. Although no major changes are foreseen in your job or career in the first half of the year, yet something lucrative or positive may take place in the third quarter. Health-wise, the year 2018 requires some attention if you wish to get rid of all ailments. After passing through a mixed period of ups and downs, your love life is likely to stabilise by the year-end.

Lucky Number – 1

Lucky Colour - Red

TAURUS the Bull

(April 21-May 20)

The year 2018 may well become a milestone in your career. A lot of lucrative opportunities come your way and sweep you off your feet! Mid-year proves to be fruitful for professionals, entrepreneurs as well as for students on the academic front. You enjoy perfect time with the family as well as a good social life all-round the year, as you start spending more time with them. Mutual admiration promises to keep the marital bonds strong and love, evergreen. Do not get carried away by someone’s extra influential style of talking as they may dupe you by making you invest in some not so fruitful schemes.

Lucky Number – 7

Lucky Colour – Sky Blue

GEMINI the Twins

(May 21-June 21)

The year 2018 is set to bring a lot of good changes your way. Career wise, you will succeed in transforming your immediate environment and benefit out of it as well. Despite excesses and fears of ill health, you will manage to maintain good health. In fact, those troubled by some seasonal ailments for long will also find a solution and start improving by the year end! Your romantic desires and longings get fulfilled this year, as you find your soul mate. The second half of the year brings good news on the property front. Those staying in the rented accommodation may plan to move in their own house.

Lucky Colour – 15

Lucky Number - Green

CANCER the Crab

(June 22-July 22)

The year 2018 appears to be roller coaster ride for you coupled with good fortune. You start with a bang, slump in mid-year, but regain lost ground by the year end!  All in all, you will benefit out of whatever you take up. Health remains fine on the whole, but beware of ailments between February and June. Love life may have its own set of challenges but your humble nature will help you sail through the rough tides. Do not go for any heavy investments or purchase a property in the last quarter of the year. 

Lucky Number – 22

Lucky Colour -  White

LEO the Lion

(July 23-August 23)

The year 2018 appears quite lucky for you, as you manage to achieve what you had always desired. Promotional prospects brighten for those working in private sector organizations. Some of you may also hear of a role change or a salary increment. The year promises good health and a much fitter existence. There is a likelihood of meeting someone and falling in love in the first quarter, so keep your fingers crossed! Becoming a proud parent this year is a strong possibility. You may have to remain tight-fisted between July and October but it will strengthen your financial health overall.

Lucky Number – 22

Lucky Colour –  Orange

VIRGO the Virgin

(August 24-September 23)

The year 2018 augurs well for you, both personally and professionally. Family life is set to provide immense fulfilment, especially if you have recently tied the knot. Professionals may achieve the accolades for the hard work and research they have put in completing a particular task. Health remains satisfactory throughout the year, but care is needed against seasonal maladies. Students are likely to gain confidence in meeting good counsellors who may guide them to shape their future. Past investments will let you multiply your assets making you financially stronger.

Lucky Number – 3

Lucky Colour – Forest Green

LIBRA the Scales

(September 24-October 23)

The year 2018 seems most favourable for you, especially in the second half. You will manage to get firmly established at work and begin to earn well especially in the months of April and May. Romance blossoms in August through a chance encounter with a stranger. Health remains good and no serious medical problems are foreseen. Some of you may happen to join some health groups to stay motivated to try and experiment with different exercising regimens. Travel stars burn brightly for those who haven’t got a chance to explore the cultural richness of the country.

Lucky Number – 2

Lucky Colour –  Light Pink

SCORPIO the Scorpion

(October 24-November 22)

The year 2018 seems to be a mixed bag. Initiatives taken last year on the career front will come to fruition in 2018, but you will need to pursue them relentlessly to succeed. You may need to brush up your talents and skills for others to notice them. Freshers may fetch decent paying jobs around September. You may get rid of your unnecessarily worrying nature and anxiety prone attitude by following some Yoga and meditation. It is good to be financially savvy but you shouldn’t also stop your inner self from splurging after all you just live once and that once should be superb!

Lucky Number – 17

Lucky Colour – Mustard


(November 23-December 21)

A lot of good things may happen in your professional sphere and personal life in the year 2018. Whether it was a salary hike or a promotion or a change in your role or responsibilities – things will start appearing achievable now. Excellent performance in the exams will boost the confidence in students. Cash crunch facing you will gradually disappear, as you manage your finances well. Expect a loving relationship with the partner all around the year provided you learn to control your mood swings. Don’t neglect health, as problems are indicated between September and December.

Lucky Number – 18

Lucky Colour – Yellow


(December 22-January 21)

Stars promise to make the year 2018 shine quite bright for the Capricorns. Those who feel that their performance has not been well observed in the previous year are likely to bag accolades this year. Students who are trying to venture into the corporate sector are likely to find a good break around July or October. You may become the proud owner of property this year. Your financial worries are set to ease as you invest in schemes that bring good results in the short run. It will be wise to choose an exercising routine that interests you than to pick up something under a friend’s influence.

Lucky Number – 11

Lucky Colour – Dark Blue

AQUARIUS the Water Bearer

(January 22-February 19)

The year 2018 may prove to be the turning point in your life. A new side business that you began recently will draw the attention of the masses. Last quarter of the year will be significant and result oriented for the students preparing for competitive exams. Health remains excellent throughout the year. In fact, you may be an inspiration for someone to hit the gym or other fitness classes. Romance rocks in the first and second quarters, but stabilises a bit by the second half of the year. The months of March and April will be a good period for you to relax your mind by travelling to some exotic destinations.

Lucky Number – 8

Lucky Colour – Grey

PISCES the Fish

(February 20-March 20)

The year 2018 promises to propel you forward in your life. You will grow more determined for the projects in hand and will deliver them far more gracefully than expected. A lot of travel is indicated, both for business and leisure. You are likely to expand your social circle by travelling to the places you have never been before. 

Your near and dear ones may look up to you to make some important decisions. The spouse may also count upon your gut feeling to buy an important household item. No major health problems are foreseen, as you resolve to remain fit.

Lucky Number – 6

Lucky Colour –  Purple