Now that Saturn is finally out of your sign, 2018 looks brighter on many fronts. When it comes to love and relationships, you might have taken on a major responsibility over the last couple of years and, because of this, found that your personal needs in matters of the heart were sacrificed. If that's the case, you'll be glad to know that the universe is ready to reward you for the sober maturity you showed -- even in the face of possible emotional isolation. Choosing duty over love might not have been fun, but it was your season to embrace a major responsibility. Now, in 2018 that obligation will ease up considerably giving you more time for romance.
Uranus, the great awakener, will move through your romance sector for his final stint during this year. From the beginning of the year until May 15, then again from November 6 until early March of 2019, he will send his final jolts of erratic (and exciting) energy through this part of your chart. As a result, you can look forward to plenty of opportunities to meet someone new if you're single. If you're in a relationship, it's possible that a surprise pregnancy will occur for you and your mate.
Also if you're in a relationship, you'll start to feel lighter as part of a couple. Saturn's exit from your sign might have signaled your deep commitment -- possibly even marriage -- but you also recognized the weight of giving yourself to someone exclusively, and might have struggled with worrying about your personal freedom and growth being stifled in the context of committed love. Now, those fears will melt away and you'll just be able to enjoy the relationship.
Lastly, Venus, the planet of love, will retrograde from October 5-November 15. For part of this cycle you might finally release yourself of any skeletons connected with painful breakups or romantic disappointments in the past. Let it all go. What's in front of you is so much better.