Eclipses, Retrogrades, and Forecasts
Upcoming Major Astrological Events
April 21 through April 30, 2018 Mars Conjunct Pluto at 21º 17' Capricorn on April 26th at 7:00 AM ET.
April 22 through April 28, 2018 Mercury Square Saturn at 9º 6' Capricorn on April 25th at 5:28 PM ET.
April 26, 2018 Moon Enters Libra at 9:13 PM ET.
April 27 through May 1, 2018 Sun Trine Saturn at 9º 2' Capricorn on April 29th at 6:04 AM ET (This always happens shortly after Saturn retrograde begins. The Sun will trine Saturn again shortly before Saturn's retrograde ends.).
April 29, 2018 Scorpio Full Moon at 9º 39' Scorpio at 8:58 PM ET.
April 29, 2018 Moon Enters Scorpio at 3:11 AM ET.
April 30 through May 3, 2018 Venus Quincunx Saturn at 8º 59' Capricorn on May 1st at 10:247 PM ET.
May 1, 2018 Moon Enters Sagittarius at 11:20 AM ET.
May 1, 2018 Beltane (May Day) Under the Sagittarius Moon.
May 3, 2018 Moon Enters Capricorn at 10:06 PM ET.
May 3 through May 6, 2018 Mercury Quincunx Jupiter at 18º 49' Scorpio on May 5th at 7:05 AM ET.
May 4 through May 8, 2018 Sun Sextile Neptune at 15º 59' Pisces on May 6th at 9:56 AM ET.
May 5, 2018 Cinco de Mayo Under the Capricorn Moon.
May 5 through May 8, 2018 Mercury Square Pluto at 21º 14' Capricorn on May 7th at 4:52 AM ET.
May 6 through May 10, 2018 Sun Oppose Jupiter at 18º 21' Scorpio on May 8th at 8:39 PM ET (This marks the half-way point of Jupiter's retrograde).
May 6, 2018 Moon Enters Aquarius at 10:48 AM ET.
May 6 through May 9, 2018 Venus Square Neptune at 16º 1' Pisces on May 7th at 5:58 PM ET.
May 8, 2018 Moon Enters Pisces at 11:11 PM ET.
May 8 through May 11, 2018 Venus Quincunx Jupiter at 18º 16' Scorpio on May 9th at 2:36 PM ET.
May 9 through May 13, 2018 Sun Trine Pluto at 21º 12' Capricorn on May 11th at 7:10 PM ET (This always happen shortly after Pluto's retrograde begins).
May 10 through May 13, 2018 Venus Quincunx Pluto at 21º 12' Capricorn on May 12th at 1:05 AM ET.
May 10 through May 14, 2018 Mercury Square Mars at 28º 32' Capricorn on May 12th at 9:30 AM ET.
May 10 through May 22, 2018 Mars Square Uranus at 0º 2' Taurus on May 16th at 3:04 AM ET.
May 10, 2018 through November 30, 1999 Jupiter Trine Neptune at 16º 20' Pisces on May 25th at 5:52 AM ET.
May 11, 2018 Moon Enters Aries at 8:40 AM ET.
May 11 through May 14, 2018 Mercury Conjunct Uranus at 29º 53' Aries on May 13th at 6:50 AM ET.
May 13, 2018 Mercury Enters Taurus at 8:40 AM ET.
May 13, 2018 Moon Enters Taurus at 8:40 AM ET.
May 13, 2018 Mother's Day Under the Taurus Moon.
May 15, 2018 Taurus New Moon at 24º 36' Taurus at 7:48 AM ET.
May 15, 2018 Uranus Enters Taurus at 11:16 AM ET.
May 15, 2018 Moon Enters Gemini at 4:43 PM ET.
May 16, 2018 Ramadan Begins Under The Gemini Moon.
May 16, 2018 Mars Enters Aquarius at 12:55 AM ET.
May 17, 2018 Moon Enters Cancer at 5:47 PM ET.
May 17 through May 19, 2018 Mercury Trine Saturn at 8º 25' Capricorn on May 18th at 12:49 PM ET.
Sign Change When a planet crosses into a new sign, it can create a whole new energy in the area that planet governs.
Trine Trines, 120 degree angles, are the most positive aspects in Astrology. When 2 planets are Trine, they are in the same element (Earth, Air, Fire, or Water), and they are working together in harmony. They can usually generate positive situations with no effort at all.
Sextile When planets are sextile, they are 60 degrees apart. Sextiles can bring positive outcomes, but only with some effort on our parts.
Quincunx A Quincunx is also sometimes called an Inconjunction. When planets are quincunx they are neither sharing the same element (Earth, Air, Fire, or Water) nor the same qualities (Cardinal, Fixed, or Mutable). That means there is nothing mutual for them to share, and the two planets will not function together. Quincunxs are actually minor aspects, and their influence is more subtle.
Conjunction When two planets are conjunct, whether or not it will be positive or negative depends upon the planet. In most cases it is negative, except when Venus or Jupiter are involved. Venus and Jupiter have a tendencey to sweeten planets in this position.
Opposition When planets are at a 180 degree opposition, it usually brings challenges and conflicts. They will always be in the same element (Cardinal, Fixed, or Mutable). Occasionally an opposition can bring more of a reflection period, especially when the Moon is involved.
Square Squares are 90 degree angles, and they will also be in the same quality (Cardinal, Fixed, or Mutable) as oppositions. Squares can bring very difficult situations, especially when 3 planets line up in a T-square, or 4 planets align to make a grand cross. Expect conflicts when dealing with squares, especially when Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune or Pluto are involved.
Retrograde When any planet is at it's retrograde station (at the point of changing from a forward to a backward motion), it will cause difficulities depending upon the area that it rules. When Mercury, Venus, or Mars turn retrograde we watch the entire retrograde path, but the outer planets usually only influence us when they are at their stations.
Direct Station Direct station is the point a planet reaches when it is ending it's retrograde and in the process of changing from a backward to a forward motion. All planets can be difficult a few days before and after their direct stations.
The Sun The Sun governs Leo, and he represents our characters. Because the Sun is so much larger than any other planet in our solarsystem, our sun-signs are most often emphasized in Astrology. When the Sun is afflicted we usually feel it personally. But, because he moves so quickly through the zodiac (12 signs in 1 year), his aspects usually last about a day or two.
The Moon The Moon is the natural ruler of Cancer, and she represents our emotions and our dark sides. The Moon also rules motherhood and the home. Because the Moon is so close to the earth, her gravity can even affect our tides. When the Moon is afflicted, our emotions can go topsy-turvy, and some will HOWL! Luckily the Moon moves very quickly (12 signs in 30 days), so her aspects only last a few hours.
Mercury Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo. He is the god of communication and transportation. Mercury also governs the mind. When Mercury is afflicted one can expect misunderstandings and delays. Mercury can also be the "trickster," especially when he is in retrograde.
Venus Venus rules Taurus and Libra, and she presides over love, relationships, and money. When Venus is afflicted, she can upset us almost as much as the Moon, and her aspects last about a day or two. Some astrologers believe that Venus also controls our blood sugar, and people with sugar problems may notice issues cropping up when Venus is at a negative aspect to Uranus or Pluto.
Mars Mars, governor of Aries, rules energy and sex. Mars is the warrior, and he is our defender. I heard an astrologer say that Mars rules all things that rhyme with Mars like wars and cars. When Mars is afflicted, get ready, because a fight could be brewing. When Mars aspects Uranus negatively, automobile accidents become more likely.
Jupiter Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius, is the largest planet in our solar system, and one of the brightest "stars" in the night sky. Jupiter is the great humaniarian of the zodiac, and he brings luck and opportunities. When Jupiter is at a negative aspect to another planet, we can expect our optimism and our luck to drop. Jupiter can also increase wasteful behavior when afflicted.
Saturn Saturn is the last planet that could be seen by naked-eye, ancient astrologers. Saturn rules Capricorn, and he is the drill sergeant of the zodiac. Negative aspects with Saturn can bring up what we fear, but positive aspects can actually bring rewards. That is, if we have been working hard and doing what we belive in our hearts to be morally correct. If we haven't, Saturn will slap us upside the head.
Uranus Uranus is the higher octave of Saturn and the ruler of Aquarius. Where Saturn believes in personal work and the earth, Uranus looks at society and the universe. Uranus is sometimes called the electric planet, because he can bring shocking events. Also, a Uranus aspect can never be predicted, it can end up positive or negative. Uranus believes in thinking outside of the box, and he governs Science, Technology, and the Internet.
Neptune Neptune, the ruler of Pisces, is the higher octave of Jupiter. Where Jupiter rules opportunities, Neptune rules possibilities. Neptune governs our dreams, our creativity, and our psychic energy. Magic, fantasy, and avoiding our problems is Neptune's domain. When Neptune is afflicted we could find ourselves victim of our own imaginations. A situation or a person can appear to be much more than they really are when Neptune is influencing the planets.
Pluto Even though astronomers have scratched Pluto off the list of planets in our solar system, astrologers never will. Pluto, the ruler of Scorpio, is an extremely powerful planet. Negative aspects with Pluto, especially outer planets aspecting Pluto, can bring tremendous social upheaval. We have been watching Pluto, the higher octave of Mars, long enough to witness and even predict the forceful changes he will bring. Pluto rules death and rebirth is called the planet of transformations.