Astrological Highlights 2018

Updated 2 May 2018, using the Raman Ayanamsha for the Pacific Time Zone (-8:00 GMT)

Inauspicious Dates For Travel, Business, Communications
  1. The day when the Sun changes signs in the Sidereal Zodiac The day before and day after the solar ingress are also considered inauspicious. (Calculated for the Pacific Time Zone, using the Raman Ayanamsha.)

    enters Capricorn 12 January 2018
    enters Aquarius 11 February 2018
    enters Pisces 13 March 2018
    enters Aries 12 April 2018
    enters Taurus 13 May 2018
    enters Gemini 13 June 2018
    enters Cancer 14 July 2018
    enters Leo 15 August 2018
    enters Virgo 15 September 2018
    enters Libra 15 October 2018
    enters Scorpio 14 November 2018
    enters Sagittarius 14 December 2018

  2. The five days before a New Moon. New Moon dates are:

    16 January 2018
    15 February 2018 (partial solar eclipse)
    17 March 2018
    15 April 2018
    15 May 2018
    13 June 2018 (partial solar eclipse)
    12 July 2018
    11 August 2018 (partial solar eclipse)
    9 Septmeber 2018
    8 October 2018
    7 November 2018
    6 December 2018

  3. When Mercury is in retrograde motion:

    3-22 December 2017
    23 March to 15 April 2018
    26 July to 18 August 2018
    17 November to 6 December 2018

  4. Mars aspecting Saturn (take notice at least one week before and after exact aspects):

    2 April 2018: Mars at 16 degrees Sagittarius, conjunct Saturn

  5. Eclipse dates, 2018 (take notice the day before and after a solar eclipse):

    15 February 2018: 0.599 Partial Solar Eclipse at 4 degrees of Aquarius
    13 July 2018: 0.336 Partial Solar Eclipse at 28 degrees of Gemini
    11 August 2018: 0.737 Partial Solar Eclipse at 26 degrees of Cancer


    Please visit the NASA Eclipse Web Site for more details about the path and duration of each eclipse.

  6. Day before the Full Moon:

    31 January 2018 (Total Lunar Eclipse)
    February 2018 (No Full Moon)
    1 and 31 March 2018
    29 April 2018
    29 May 2018
    27 June 2018
    27 July 2018 (Total Lunar Eclipse)
    26 August 2018
    24 September 2018
    24 October 2018
    22 November 2018
    22 December 2018

  7. Mars aspecting the Eclipse Points Rahu and Ketu (+/- 4 weeks):

    8 April 2018, Mars 8th House aspect to Rahu at 20 degrees of Cancer
    7 June 2018, Mars conjuct Ketu at 14 degrees of Capricorn


Planetary Motions For 2018 (using Raman Ayanamsha, Pacific Time Zone)

Mercury entered Sagittarius 5 January 2018
enters Capricorn 26 January 2018
enters Aquarius on 13 February 2018
enters Pisces on 13 March 2018
goes retrograde on 23 March 2018
15 April goes direct at 12 degrees Pisces
enters Aries on 8 May 2018
enters Taurus on 26 May 2018
enters Gemini on 9 June 2018
enters Cancer on 24 June 2018
enters Leo on 21 July 2018
goes retrograde on 26 July 2018
re-enters Cancer on 30 July 2018
goes direct in Cancer on 18 August 2018
re-enters Leo on 1 September 2018
enters Virgo on 17 September 2018
enters Libra on 5 October 2018
enters Scorpio on 25 October 2018
enters Sagittarius on 30 December 2018

Venus entered Capricorn on 11 January 2018
enters Aquarius on 4 February 2018
enters Pisces on 28 February 2018
enters Aries on 24 March 2018
enters Taurus on 18 April 2018
enters Gemini on 13 May 2018
enters Cancer on 7 June 2018
enters Leo on 3 July 2018
enters Virgo on 30 July 2018
enters Libra on 30 August 2018
goes retrograde on 6 October 2018
goes direct on 16 November 2018
enters Scorpio on 30 December 2018

enters Sagittarius on 28 January 2019

Mars entered Libra 27 November 2017

enters Scorpio 14 January 2018
enters Sagittarius on 4 March 2018
enters Capricorn on 29 April 2018
goes retrograde on 27 June 2018
goes direct on 27 August at 6 degrees of Capricorn
enters Aquarius on 3 November 2018
enters Pisces on 20 December 2018

enters Aries on 3 February 2019
enters Taurus on 19 March 2019
enters Gemini on 4 May 2019
enters Cancer on 20 June 2019
at 28 degree of Cancer on 3 August 2019

Jupiter entered Libra on 19 January 2017
goes retrograde on 6 February 2017
re-enters Virgo on 23 February 2017
goes direct on 9 June 2017
re-enters Libra on 4 September 2017
enters Scorpio on 17 February 2018
goes retrograde on 9 March 2018
re-enters Libra while retrograde on 28 March 2018
goes direct in Libra on 11 July 2018
re-enters Scorpio on 3 October 2018
enters Sagittarius on 8 March 2019
enters Capricorn on 19 March 2020
retrogrades back into Sagittarius 11 July 2020
re-enters Capricorn on 12 November 2020
enters Aquarius on 28 March 2021
retrogrades back into Capricorn 3 October 2021
re-enters Aquarius 3 November 2021
enters Pisces on 7 April 2022

Saturn entered Sagittarius on 12 January 2017
goes retrograde on 6 April 2017 at 5 degrees of Sagittarius
re-enters Scorpio on 11 July 2017
goes direct on 25 August 2017 at 28 degrees of Scorpio
re-enters Sagittarius on 7 October 2017
goes retrograde in Sagittarius on 18 April 2018
goes direct in 10th degree of Sagittarius on 6 September 2018
enters Capricorn on 11 January 2020
enters Aquarius on 8 April 2022
enters Pisces on 17 March 2025
enters Aries on 20 May 2027

Rahu/Ketu entered Cancer/Capricorn on 10 October 2017
enters Gemini/Sagittarius on 6 April 2019
enters Taurus/Scorpio on 2 October 2020

Uranus entered Aries on 19 May 2016
enters Taurus on 6 May 2024.

Neptune entered Aquarius on March 3, 2008;
enters Pisces on 8 March 2022.

Pluto entered Sagittarius on October 22, 2005;
enters Capricorn on 4 March 2019.