Watching the stars at night reconnects us to the wonder of our place in the universe, heightens our attunement to the holographic nature of reality, and tunes us into the deeper wisdom that comes from natural and ancient understandings.

Transits are astrological forecasts or energy weather patterns. The advantage to being aware of astrological transits is that we can use the knowledge to flow with the currents instead of against. We have the knowledge of cycles and timings. Transits will be reflective of our collective and individual journeys to one degree or another, but if a transiting planet is directly aspecting some specific point or planet in your natal chart, the effects are very personal, profound and can be life changing. This is inside information that helps decisions and choices to be made with awareness and clarity. And sometimes what we understand simply validates our experience, giving us assurance that we are indeed on the right track, even if it may not always feel that way!

November

6 - Moon conjunct Venus retro at 26 Libra

      Uranus retrograde moves back into Aries

7 - 15:11 Scorpio New Moon 11:02 am EST

       Lunar Nodes shift from Aquarius / Leo to Capricorn / Cancer

       Uranus retrograde square Lunar Nodes at 29° until Nov 17

8 - Jupiter moves into Sagittarius for 12.5 months

9 - Moon conjunct Mercury at 10 Sagittarius

11- Moon conjunct Saturn at 5 Capricorn

12 - Moon conjunct Pluto at 19 Capricorn

13 - Moon conjunct South Node and square Uranus retro

14 - Mars at 29 Aquarius sextile Uranus and inconjunct North Node

       13 Sagittarius Mercury square 13 Pisces Neptune retro thru 11/19

15 - 23:11 Aquarius First Quarter Moon at 9:45 am EST

       Mars moves into Pisces for 6.5 weeks

       Moon conjuncts Mars at 0 Pisces

16 - Venus goes direct at 25:15 Libra

       Mercury turns retrograde for 3 weeks at 13:29 Sagittarius

       Mars square Jupiter for three days

       Moon conjunct Neptune retro at 13 Pisces

18 - Moon conjunct Chiron retro at 28 Pisces

20 - Moon conjunct Uranus retro at 29 Aries

22 - Sun moves into Sagittarius

       Neptune stationed to turn direct through 11/26

23 - 0:52 Gemini Full Moon 12:40 am EST

24 - Neptune stationed turning direct at 13:41 Pisces

25 - 6 Sag Mercury retro square Mars 6 Pisces

       Sun conjunct Jupiter at 3 Sagittarius

26 - Sun conjunct Jupiter at 4 Sagittarius

27 - Moon conjunct North Node at 29 Cancer

       Mercury retrograde conjunct Sun and Jupiter

29 - 7:43 Virgo Last Quarter Moon at 7:18 pm EST

30 - 29 Libra Venus opposite 29 Aries Uranus retro for two days

December

2 - Venus moves back into Scorpio for 5 more weeks

3 - Moon conjunct Venus at 0 Scorpio

6 - Mars conjunct Neptune at 13 Pisces

7 - 15:07 Sagittarius New Moon 2:20 am EST

2018 Eclipse Seasons

Jan 31:  Total Lunar Eclipse  11:37 Leo  8:29 am EST  at greatest

Feb 15: Partial Solar Eclipse  27:08 Aquarius  4:51 pm EST at greatest

Jul 12: Partial Solar Eclipse  20:41 Cancer   10:01 pm EDT  at greatest

Jul 27: Total Lunar Eclipse 4:45 Aquarius   4:21 pm EDT  at greatest

Aug 11: Partial Solar Eclipse  18:42 Leo  5:46 am EDT  at greatest

Supermoons in 2018


Astrologer Richard Nolle, who came up with the term, defines a supermoon as ". . . a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth." The classical terminology is "perigee". There are 4 - 6 supermoons on average in a year and "are noteworthy for their close association with extreme tidal forces working in what astrologers of old used to call the sublunary world: the atmosphere, crust and oceans of our home planet - including ourselves, of course. From extreme coastal tides to severe storms to powerful earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, the entire natural world surges and spasms under the sway of the SuperMoon alignment - within three days either way of the exact syzygy, as a general rule."

Any full moon or new moon coming closer than 361,554.9 km of Earth counts as a supermoon.


Jan 1-2: 11:38 Cancer Full Moon at 9:23 pm EST

              This is the closest and therefore largest supermoon of 2018!!

Jan 31:  11:37 Leo Full Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse at 8:27 am EST

Jun 13:  22:44 Gemini New Moon at 3:43 pm EDT

Jul 12:   20:41 Cancer New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse at 10:48 pm EDT

Aug 11: 18:41 Leo New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse at 5:57 am EDT

Sep 9:   17:00 Virgo New Moon at  2:01 pm EDT

Dec 22:  00:49 Capricorn Full Moon at 12:49 pm EST

Retrograde Cycles


Mercury Retrograde - Fire signs moving to water

Mar 22:  8:19 pm EDT  Moving retrograde at 16:54 Aries

Apr 15:  5:21 am EDT  Moving direct at 4:46 Aries

Jul 26:   1:03 am EDT  Moving retrograde at 23:27 Leo

Aug 19: 12:25 am EDT Moving direct at 11:31 Leo

Nov 16:  8:34 pm EST  Moving retrograde at 13:29 Sagittarius

Dec 6:    4:23 pm EST  Moving direct at 27:16 Scorpio


Venus Retrograde

Oct 5: 3:06 pm EDT   Moving retrograde at 10:50 Scorpio

Nov 16: 5:52 am EST  Moving direct at 25:14 Libra


Mars Retrograde

Jun 26: 5:05 pm EDT   Moving retrograde at 9:13 Aquarius

Aug 27: 10:20 am EDT  Moving direct at 28:36 Capricorn


Jupiter Retrograde

Mar 8: 11:46 pm EST  Stationed moving retrograde at 23:13 Scorpio

Jul 10: 11:03 pm EDT  Stationed moving direct at 13:20 Scorpio


Saturn Retrograde

Apr 17: 9:47 pm EDT  Stationed moving retrograde at 9:8 Capricorn

Sep 6: 7:09 am EDT  Stationed moving direct at 2:32 Capricorn


Chiron Retrograde

Jul 5: 12:46 am EDT  Stationed moving retrograde at 2:25 Aries

Dec 9: 2:53 am EST  Stationed moving direct at 27:53 Pisces


Uranus Retrograde

Aug 7: 12:50 pm EDT  Stationed moving retrograde at 2:33 Taurus

Jan 6: 2019 3:27 pm EST  Stationed moving direct at 28:36 Aries


Neptune Retrograde

Jun 18: 7:27 pm EDT  Stationed moving retrograde at 16:29 Pisces

Nov 24: 8:09 pm EDT  Stationed moving direct at 13:41 Pisces


Pluto Retrograde

Apr 22: 11:26 am EDT  Stationed moving retrograde at 21:17 Capricorn

Sep 30: 10:04 pm EDT  Stationed moving direct at 18:45 Capricorn

Major Ingresses


See Lunar Month Detail above for Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars sign changes.  

Moon details here.

~ Chiron moves into Aries April 18 until Apr 2027 (back in Pisces Sep 27,

                                                                             2018 - Feb 18, 2019)

~ Uranus moves into Taurus May 16 until July 2025

~ Lunar Nodes shift from Aquarius / Leo to Capricorn / Cancer Nov 7, 2018

~ Jupiter moves into Sagittarius Nov 9 for about 12.5 months.

Major Planetary Transits


Saturn trine Uranus

Jupiter sextile Pluto

Jupiter trine Neptune


January

1-2:  Super Full Moon  6:27 Taurus  9:23 pm EST

         This is the closest and therefore largest supermoon of 2018!!

  2:   Uranus stations to go direct at 24:34 Aries

13 - 20:  Jupiter at 19 Scorpio sextile Pluto at 19 Capricorn

31:  Full Blue Super Moon Total Lunar Eclipse 11:37 Capricorn  8:27 am


February

15:  Partial Solar Eclipse  27:08 Aquarius  4:51 pm EST at greatest

March  

8:  Jupiter stationed moving retrograde at 23:13 Scorpio: 11:46 pm EST

22:  Mercury moving retrograde at 16:54 Aries: 8:19 pm EDT


April  

6 - 16:  Jupiter at 19 Scorpio sextile Pluto at 21 Capricorn

15:  Mercury moving direct at 4:46 Aries: 5:21 am EDT

17:  Saturn stationed moving retrograde at 9:8 Capricorn: 9:47 pm EDT  

18:  Chiron moves into Aries

22:  Pluto stationed moving retrograde at 21:17 Capricorn: 11:26 am EDT


May  

16:  Uranus moves into Taurus

19 - 28:  Jupiter at 16 Scorpio trine Neptune at 16 Pisces


June

13:  Super New Moon  22:44 Gemini  3:43 pm EDT

18:  Neptune stationed moving retrograde at 16:29 Pisces: 7:27 pm EDT

26:  Mars moving retrograde at 9:13 Aquarius: 5:05 pm EDT


July

5:  Chiron stationed moving retrograde at 2:25 Aries: 12:46 am EDT

10:  Jupiter stationed moving direct at 13:20 Scorpio: 11:03 pm EDT

12:  Super New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse  20:41 Cancer  10:48 pm EDT

26:  Mercury moving retrograde at 23:27 Leo: 1:03 am EDT

27:  Total Lunar Eclipse 4:45 Aquarius   4:21 pm EDT  at greatest


August

7:  Uranus stationed moving retrograde at 2:33 Taurus: 12:50 pm EDT

11:  Super New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse  18:41 Leo  5:57 am EDT

13 - 22:  Jupiter at 15 Scorpio trine Neptune at 15 Pisces

13 - 9/14 :  Saturn at 2 Capricorn trine Uranus at 2 Taurus

19:  Mercury moving direct at 11:31 Leo: 12:25 am EDT

27:  Mars moving direct at 28:36 Capricorn: 10:20 am EDT


September  

6: Saturn stationed moving direct at 2:32 Capricorn: 7:09 am EDT  

6 - 13:  Jupiter at 19 Scorpio sextile Pluto at 18 Capricorn

9:  Super New Moon  17:00 Virgo  2:01 pm EDT

27: Chiron moves back into Pisces

30: Pluto stationed moving direct at 18:45 Capricorn: 10:04 pm EDT


October

5:  Venus moving retrograde at 10:50 Scorpio: 3:06 pm EDT  


November  

7:  Lunar Nodes shift from Aquarius / Leo to Capricorn / Cancer

9: Jupiter moves into Sagittarius for about 12.5 months

16: Venus moving direct at 25:14 Libra: 5:52 am EST

16: Mercury moving retrograde at 13:29 Sagittarius: 8:34 pm EST

24: Neptune stationed moving direct at 13:41 Pisces: 8:09 pm EDT


December  

6: Mercury moving direct at 27:16 Scorpio: 4:23 pm EST

9: Chiron stationed moving direct at 27:53 Pisces: 2:53 am EST

22:  Super Full Moon   00:49 Capricorn   12:49 pm EST