2018 ASTROLOGICAL CALENDAR: PLANETARY TRANSITS AND ASPECTS

2018 promises to be an exciting year for all Earthlings. We have a few of the major planets making big moves, after long visits in their current signs. This year, shock and awe planet Uranus is switching gears from fiery Aries into grounded Taurus in May. Serious Saturn will change position and move into the sign it rules, leadership oriented Capricorn. But lucky Jupiter sticks around in intense Scorpio until November 2018. The rest of the planets will continue on in their every day comings and goings moving through the zodiac signs this year.

Also in 2018, we will have three Mercury Retrograde periods, starting in late March, late July, and mid-way through November 2018. These are reflection times for you. We are also seeing three major eclipse events with the Moon this year, and these are worth noting as these time frames will mark the biggest changes for you this year. January and February will be our first total lunar eclipse of the year followed by a partial solar eclipse. The next eclipse season will run from July 13 to August 11, and will include two partial solar eclipses sandwiching one total lunar eclipse. Mark those dates down as those are the times you will experience the most significant events in your life in 2018.

Here's a look at the rest of the day-to-day comings and goings of our friends and ruling bodies the planets. Be sure you have your Daily Horoscopes bookmarked to find out how each of these transits of change will impact you personally in 2018. To your success this year!

Favorable Transit

Favorable Transit.

Retrograde slow lane

Retrograde slow lane.

Proceed with caution until conditions improve

Proceed with caution until conditions improve.

Major Planet Transit

Major Planet Transits

JANUARY 2018

 

Date

Event

Theme

January 1

Full Moon in Cancer

Wrap up family matters

January 2

Uranus direct in Aries

Forward motion on freedom

 

January 2

Sun in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces

 

 

January 3

Venus in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces

 

 

January 6

Mercury in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries

 

 

January 7

Mars in Scorpio conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio

 

January 8

Sun in Capricorn sextile Jupiter in Scorpio

Luck for work/practical matters

January 8

Venus in Capricorn sextile Jupiter in Scorpio

Attracting work opportunities

January 8

Mars in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn

Energized work/practical changes

 

January 9

Sun conjunct Venus and Pluto in Capricorn

 

 

January 9

Mars in Scorpio sextile Venus in Capricorn

 

 

January 10

Sun in Capricorn sextile Mars in Scorpio

 

January 11

Mercury enters Capricorn

Realistic inspirations

 

January 13

Mercury in Capricorn conjunct Saturn in Cap

 

January 13

Venus in Capricorn square Uranus in Aries

Attracting sudden outbursts

January 14

Sun in Capricorn square Uranus in Aries

Repressed urges come to light

January 15

Jupiter in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn

Self-transformation is favored

January 17

New Moon in Capricorn

Grounded new beginnings

January 18

Venus enters Aquarius

Unconventional love

January 19

Sun enters Aquarius

Light on genius ideas

 

January 20

Mercury in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces

 

 

January 24

Mercury in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Cap

 

 

January 25

Mercury in Capricorn sextile Jupiter in Scorpio

 

January 26

Mars enters Sagittarius

Foreign matters energized

January 28

Mercury in Capricorn square Uranus in Aries

Communication out of the blue

January 31

Full Moon in Leo, Total Lunar Eclipse

Big changes ahead

January 31

Mercury enters Aquarius

Einstein inspired thoughts

FEBRUARY 2018

 

Date

Event

Theme

 

February 3

Mercury in Aquarius sextile Mars in Sagittarius

 

 

February 4

Venus in Aquarius square Jupiter in Scorpio

 

 

February 7

Venus in Aquarius sextile Uranus in Aries

 

February 10

Venus enters Pisces

Forgiveness and love

February 10

Sun in Aquarius square Jupiter in Scorpio

Moderation works

February 13

Mercury in Aquarius square Jupiter in Scorpio

High hopes

 

February 14

Sun in Aquarius sextile Uranus in Aries

 

February 15

New Moon in Aquarius, Partial Solar Eclipse

Epic beginnings

 

February 15

Mercury in Aquarius sextile Uranus in Aries

 

 

February 17

Mars in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces

 

 

February 17

Sun in Aquarius conjunct Mercury in Aquarius

 

February 18

Sun enters Pisces

Compassion rules

 

February 21

Mercury in Pisces sextile Saturn in Capricorn

 

 

February 21

Mercury in Pisces sextile Saturn in Capricorn

 

February 25

Venus in Pisces square Mars in Sagittarius

Pick your battles, no really

 

February 25

Mercury in Pisces conjunct Neptune in Pisces

 

 

February 25

Sun in Pisces sextile Saturn in Capricorn

 

 

February 27

Venus in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn

 

February 28

Mercury in Pisces square Mars in Sagittarius

Choose words carefully

MARCH 2018

 

Date

Event

Theme

March 1

Full Moon in Virgo

Wrapping up

 

March 1

Full Moon in Virgo

Venus in Pisces trine Jupiter in Scorpio

 

March 2

Mercury in Pisces trine Jupiter in Scorpio

 

 

March 4

Sun in Pisces conjunct Neptune in Pisces

 

 

March 4

Mercury in Pisces conjunct Neptune in Pisces

 

March 6

Mercury enters Aries

It's go time!

March 6

Venus enters Aries

Sparks are flying

March 8 to July 10

Jupiter goes Retrograde in Scorpio

Love more

March 11

Mercury in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn

Serious talk

 

March 11

Mars in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries

 

 

March 11

Sun in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn

 

 

March 13

Venus in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn

 

 

March 13

Sun in Pisces trine Jupiter in Scorpio

 

March 17

New Moon in Pisces

Loving changes

March 17

Mars enters Capricorn

Energized work

March 20

Sun enters Aries

Spring forward

 

March 20

Mercury in Aries conjunct Venus in Aries

 

March 22 to April 15

Mercury goes Retrograde in Aries

Slow lane

 

March 23

Venus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn

 

 

March 24

Sun in Aries square Mars in Capricorn

 

 

March 29

Sun in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn

 

March 31

Full Moon in Libra

Relationships

March 31

Venus enters Taurus

Love gets real

APRIL 2018

 

Date

Event

Theme

 

April 1

un in Aries conjunction Mercury in Aries

 

 

April 2

Mars in Capricorn conjunct Saturn in Capricorn

 

 

April 4

Mercury in Aries square Mars in Capricorn

 

 

April 5

Mercury in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn

 

 

April 7

Venus in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn

 

April 11

Sun in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn

Changes ahead

 

April 11

Venus in Taurus trine Mars in Capricorn

 

 

April 12

Venus in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces

 

 

April 14

Jupiter in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn

 

 

April 14

Mars in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces

 

April 15

Mercury direct in Aries

Full systems go

April 16

New Moon in Aries

New beginnings

April 17 to Sept. 5

Saturn Retrograde in Capricorn

Work slows

April 17

Venus in Taurus opposite Jupiter in Scorpio

Relationship tests

 

April 17

Venus in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn

 

 

April 18

Sun in Aries conjunct Uranus in Aries

 

April 19

Sun enters Taurus

Spring cleaning

April 22 to Sept. 30

Pluto Retrograde

Embrace shadow

April 24

Venus enters Gemini

Dualities in love

 

April 25

Mercury in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn

 

 

April 26

Mars in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn

 

 

April 29

Sun in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn

 

April 29

Full Moon in Scorpio

Emotional closures

MAY 2018

 

Date

Event

Theme

 

May 6

Sun in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces

 

 

May 7

Mercury in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn

 

 

May 7

Venus in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces

 

 

May 9

Sun in Taurus opposite Jupiter in Scorpio

 

 

May 11

Sun in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn

 

 

May 12

Mercury in Aries square Mars in Capricorn

 

 

May 13

Mercury in Aries conjunction Uranus in Aries

 

May 13

Mercury enters Taurus

Real communication

May 15

New Moon in Taurus

Grounded beginnings

May 15

Uranus enters Taurus

Stability, and freedom

May 16

Mars enters Aquarius

Pursue high level goals

 

May 16

Mars in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus

 

 

May 18

Mercury in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn

 

May 19

Venus enters Cancer

Nurturing love

 

May 19

Venus in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus

 

May 20

Sun enters Gemini

Social times

 

May 23

Mercury in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces

 

 

May 23

Mercury in Taurus opposite Jupiter in Scorpio

 

 

May 24

Sun in Gemini trine Mars in Aquarius

 

 

May 25

Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces

 

 

May 25

Mercury in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn

 

 

May 26

Venus in Cancer opposite Saturn in Capricorn

 

May 29

Full Moon in Sagittarius

Big picture matters

May 29

Mercury enters Gemini

Chats get chattier!

JUNE 2018

 

Date

Event

Theme

 

June 1

Mercury in Gemini trine Mars in Aquarius

 

 

June 1

Venus in Cancer trine Jupiter in Scorpio

 

 

June 2

Venus in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces

 

 

June 6

Sun in Gemini conjunct Mercury in Gemini

 

June 6

Venus in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn

Changes are intense

 

June 6

Mercury in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces

 

 

June 7

Sun in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces

 

June 12

Mercury enters Cancer

Use feelings words

June 13

New Moon in Gemini

Choices & beginnings

June 13

Venus enters Leo

Fired up love

 

June 15

Venus in Leo square Uranus in Taurus

 

 

June 16

Mercury in Cancer opposite Saturn in Capricorn

 

June 18 to Nov.24

Neptune Retrograde in Pisces

Go within

 

June 19

Mercury in Cancer trine Jupiter in Scorpio

 

 

June 21

Mercury in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces

 

June 21

Sun enters Cancer

Summer lovin'!

June 21

Venus in Leo opposite Mars in Aquarius

Relate before you speak

 

June 23

Sun in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus

 

 

June 23

Mercury in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn

 

 

June 25

Venus in Leo square Jupiter in Scorpio

 

June 26 to Aug. 27

Mars Retrograde in Aquarius

Internal innovations

 

June 27

Sun in Cancer opposite Saturn in Capricorn

 

June 28

Full Moon in Capricorn - Closing projects

 

June 29

Mercury enters Leo

Fiery communication

 

June 30

Mercury in Leo square Uranus in Taurus

 

JULY 2018

 

Date

Event

Theme

 

July 5

Sun in Cancer trine Jupiter in Scorpio

 

 

July 5

Mercury in Leo opposite Mars in Aquarius

 

 

July 8

Sun in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces

 

 

July 9

Mercury in Leo square Jupiter in Scorpio

 

July 9

Venus enters Virgo

Love gets real

July 10

Jupiter Direct in Scorpio

Move feelings forward

July 12

New Moon in Cancer partial solar eclipse Family focused change

 

July 12

Sun enters Cancer

Sensitivity increases

 

July 14

Venus in Virgo trine Saturn in Capricorn

 

July 22

Sun enters Leo

Fun times ahead!

 

July 24

Venus in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces

 

 

July 25

Sun in Leo square Uranus in Taurus

 

July 26 to August 19

Mercury Retrograde in Leo

Internal inspiration

July 27

Full Moon in Aquarius Total Lunar Eclipse

Closing chapters

 

July 27

Sun in Leo opposite Mars in Aquarius

 

 

July 28

Venus in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn

 

AUGUST 2018

 

Date

Event

Theme

August 2

Mars in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus

Expect unexpected.

 

August 6

Sun in Leo square Jupiter in Scorpio

 

August 6

Venus enters Libra

Love is beautiful

August 7 to Jan 2019

Uranus Retrograde in Taurus

Freedom within

 

August 8

Venus in Libra trines Mars in Aquarius

 

 

August 9

Sun in Leo conjunct Mercury in Leo

 

 

August 10

Venus in Libra square Saturn in Capricorn

 

August 11

New Moon in Leo Partial Solar Eclipse

Confidence is sexy

August 12

Mars Retrograde enters Capricorn

Work slows

 

August 18

Mercury in Leo sextile Venus in Libra

 

 

August 19

Mercury Direct in Leo

Full steam ahead!

August 19

upiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Scorpio

 

August 23

Sun enters Virgo

Get organized

 

August 25

Sun in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus

 

 

August 25

Sun in Virgo trine Saturn in Capricorn

 

August 26

Full Moon in Pisces

Serve, or suffer.

August 27

Mars Direct in Capricorn

Plans move ahead

August 28

Mercury in Leo square Jupiter in Scorpio

Bite your tongue

SEPTEMBER 2018

 

Date

Event

Theme

 

September 3

Mercury in Leo sextile Venus in Libra

 

September 5

Mercury enters Virgo

Critical thinking improves

September 6

Saturn direct in Capricorn

Self-discipline

 

September 7

Mercury in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus

 

 

October 3

Mercury in Scorpio square Pluto in Capricorn

 

 

September 7

Sun in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces

 

September 8

Venus in Libra square Mars in Capricorn

Lovers spats

September 9

New Moon in Virgo

Analytical new beginnings

 

October 3

Mercury in Scorpio square Pluto in Capricorn

 

September 9

Venus enters Scorpio

Intensity in love

September 10

Mars enters Aquarius

Energy for big ideas

 

September 11

Sun in Virgo sextile Jupiter in Scorpio

 

 

September 11

Sun in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn

 

 

September 12

Jupiter in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn

 

 

September 12

Venus in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus

 

 

September 13

Venus in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn

 

 

September 14

Mercury in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces

 

 

September 16

Mercury in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn

 

 

September 16

Mercury in Virgo sextile Jupiter in Scorpio

 

September 18

Mars in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus

Expect the unexpected

September 21

Mercury enters Libra

Balanced communication

September 22

Sun enters Libra

Peace and harmony

September 23

Mercury in Libra square Saturn in Capricorn

Serious conversations

September 24

Full Moon in Aries

Finishing and fulfillment

 

September 24

Mercury in Libra trine Mars in Aquarius

 

 

September 25

Sun in Libra square Saturn in Capricorn

 

 

September 27

Sun in Libra trine Mars in Aquarius

 

September 30

Pluto turns direct in CapricornvTransformations

 

OCTOBER 2018

 

Date

Event

Theme

 

October 3

Mercury in Scorpio square Pluto in Capricorn

 

October 5

Venus Retrograde in Scorpio

Internal transformations

October 8

New Moon in Libra

Relationships reboot

October 9

Analytical intensity

 

 

November 6 to Jan. 6 2019

Uranus retrograde in Aries

 

October 10

Mercury in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus

Expect the unexpected

October 11

Venus in Scorpio square Mars in Aquarius

Lovers spats

 

October 12

Sun in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn

 

 

October 12

Mercury in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn

 

 

October 15

Mercury in Scorpio conjunction Venus in Scorpio

 

 

October 19

Mercury in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces

 

 

October 22

Mercury in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn

 

October 23

Sun enters Scorpio

Intense emotions

 

October 24

Sun in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus

 

 

October 24

Venus in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn

 

October 24

Full Moon in Taurus

Closing chapters

 

October 26

Sun in Scorpio conjunction Venus in Scorpio

 

 

October 28

Sun in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn

 

 

October 29

Mercury in Scorpio conjunction Jupiter in Scorpio

 

October 31

Mercury enters Sagittarius

Communication fired up

 

October 31

Venus in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Scorpio

 

October 31

Venus Retrograde enters Libra

Internal reflections

NOVEMBER 2018

 

Date

Event

Theme

November 6 to Jan. 6 2019

Uranus retrograde in Aries

Internal reflections

 

November 6

Sun in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces

 

November 7

New Moon in Scorpio

Intense new beginnings

November 8

Jupiter enters Sagittarius

Creative luck

 

November 9

Venus in Libra trine Mars in Aquarius

 

 

November 11

Sun in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn

 

November 15

Mars enters Pisces

Creative warrior

 

November 15

Mars in Pisces sextile Uranus in Aries

 

November 16

Venus Direct in Libra

Relationships go forward

 

November 16 to Dec. 6

Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius

Slow down

 

November 20

Mars in Pisces square Jupiter in Sagittarius

 

November 22

Sun enters Sagittarius

Fiery philosophies

November 23

Full Moon in Gemini

Closing up decisions

November 24

Neptune Direct in Pisces

Creativity takes off

 

November 26

Sun in Sagittarius conjunction Jupiter in Sagittarius

 

November 26

Mercury in Sagittarius square Mars in Pisces

Heated conversation

 

November 27

Sun in Sagittarius conjunction Mercury in Sagittarius

 

 

November 27

Mercury in Sagittarius conjunction Jupiter in Sagittarius

 

DECEMBER 2018

 

Date

Event

Theme

 

December 1

Mercury Retrograde enters Scorpio

 

December 1

Venus in Sagittarius opposite Uranus in Aries

Expect unexpected

December 2

Venus enters Scorpio

Intense love

December 3

Sun in Sagittarius square Mars in Pisces

Tempers fly

 

December 5

Sun in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces

 

December 6

Mercury direct in Scorpio

 

December 7

New Moon in Sagittarius

New beginnings

 

December 7

Mars in Pisces conjunction Neptune in Pisces

 

December 12

Mercury enters Sagittarius

Creative communication

 

December 16

Venus in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn

 

December 17

Mars in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn

Power plays

 

December 20

Sun in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries

 

 

December 21

Venus in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces

 

 

December 21

Mercury in Sagittarius conjunction Jupiter in Sagittarius

 

December 21

Sun enters Capricorn

Practical matters

December 22

Full Moon in Cancer

Finishing business

 

December 25

Mercury in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces

 

 

December 28

Venus in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn

 

December 31

Mars enters Aries

Forward energy