Next Eclipse on January 5th at 8:41:26 PM Eastern Standard Time
Eclipses, Retrogrades, and Forecasts
Upcoming Major Astrological Events
April 17 through September 6, 2018 Saturn Retrograde from 9º 8' through 2º 32' Capricorn.
April 22 through September 30, 2018 Pluto Retrograde From 21º 17' to 18º 45' Capricorn.
June 18 through November 24, 2018 Neptune Retrograde at 17º 0' Pisces at 7:26 PM ET.
June 26 through August 27, 2018 Mars Retrograde from 9º 12' Aquarius to 28º 37' Capricorn.
July 18 through October 6, 2018 Saturn Trine Uranus They never hit an exact trine. They come their closest on September 2nd and 3rd (just a few days before Saturn turns direct) with only 15' between them..
July 26 through August 19, 2018 Mercury Retrograde Begins at 1:02 AM ET at 23º 27' Leo - Ends at 12:25 AM ET at 11º 37' Leo.
August 1 through September 1, 2018 Jupiter Trine Neptune at 15º 36' Pisces on August 19th at 3:44 AM ET.
August 7, 2018 through January 6, 2019 Uranus Retrograde from 2º 34' Taurus to 28º 36' Aries.
August 16, 2018 Moon Enters Scorpio at 4:54 AM ET.
August 16 through August 20, 2018 Mercury Rx Sextile Venus at 11º 33' Libra on August 18th at 11:35 AM ET.
August 18, 2018 Moon Enters Sagittarius at 12:45 PM ET.
August 18, 2018 2nd Quarter Moon at 25º 20' Scorpio at 3:49 AM ET.
August 19 through August 23, 2018 Sun Quincunx Mars Rx at 28º 50' Capricorn on August 21st at 6:52 PM ET.
August 20 through August 28, 2018 Mercury Quincunx Neptune at 15º 24' Pisces on August 26th at 8:29 PM ET.
August 21, 2018 Moon Enters Capricorn at 12:00 AM ET.
August 22 through August 29, 2018 Mercury Square Jupiter at 16º 40' Scorpio on August 28th at 1:32 AM ET.
August 23, 2018 Sun Enters Virgo at 12:09 AM ET.
August 23, 2018 Moon Enters Aquarius at 12:56 PM ET.
August 23 through August 27, 2018 Grand Trine in Earth Signs Grand Trine between Sun, Saturn, and Uranus between 1º 55' and 2º 40'.
August 23 through August 27, 2018 Sun Trine Uranus at 2º 26' Taurus on August 25th at 12:38 PM ET.
August 23 through August 27, 2018 Sun Trine Saturn at 2º 39' Capricorn on August 25th at 6:07 PM ET.
August 23 through August 28, 2018 Venus Square Pluto at 19º 3' Capricorn on August 26th at 3:21 PM ET.
August 26, 2018 Moon Enters Pisces at 1:32 AM ET.
August 26, 2018 Pisces Full Moon at 3º 12' Pisces at 7:56 AM ET.
August 27 through August 31, 2018 Mercury Quincunx Pluto at 19º 0' Capricorn on August 29th at 11:40 PM ET.
August 28, 2018 Moon Enters Aries at 12:35 PM ET.
August 30, 2018 Moon Enters Taurus at 9:30 PM ET.
August 31 through September 5, 2018 Mercury Sextile Venus at 25º 34' Libra on September 3rd at 8:58 AM ET.
September 2, 2018 Moon Enters Gemini at 4:02 AM ET.
September 2, 2018 4th Quarter Moon at 10º 34' at 10:37 PM ET.
September 3, 2018 Labor Day Under the Gemini Moon.
September 4, 2018 Moon Enters Cancer at 8:03 AM ET.
September 4 through September 7, 2018 Mercury Quincunx Mars at 29º 10' Capricorn on September 5th at 11:18 AM ET.
September 5, 2018 Mercury Enters Virgo at 10:39 PM ET.
September 5 through September 9, 2018 Sun Oppose Neptune at 14º 5' Pisces on September 7th at 2:27 PM ET (This signals the half-way point of Neptune's retrograde).
September 5 through September 12, 2018 Venus Square Mars at 29º 37' Capricorn on September 8th at 4:38 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.