The year 2018 starts on a Monday as per Gregorian
calendar. The ruler of Monday, Moon, is in its
exaltation sign. The year 2018 numerologically
amounts to 2 (2+0+1+8=11=2). Hence the year 2018,
with Moon exaltation, will be a highly sensitive and
sentimental year. The Moon is almost reaching a
Full Moon, as the Thithi is Chaturdasi. Full Moon
falls on 2 Jan. 2018 in the constellation of Arudra (4th
pada). This Full Moon will be the first one in January
and the second Full Moon will fall on 31 Jan. 2018.
There will be two Full Moons in January, classified
as Super Moon, by the astronomers. Mercury moves
to Sagittarius on 6 Jan. 2018 and becomes associated
with Sun and Saturn. During this period, political
controversial issues will come to the fore. On 7 Jan.
2018, Jupiter-Mars exact conjunction will occur in
the sign of Libra in the constellation of Visakha (2nd
pada), in the Navamsa of Taurus. On 13 Jan. 2018,
Venus moves to Capricorn and it will be aspected by
Mars from Libra. Venus becomes associated with
Ketu. Mars’ 4th aspect on Venus, in the sign of Saturn,
will damage the names of actors and celebrities. As
Chara rasi is involved, road or railway accidents will
increase. On 14 Jan. 2018, Sun moveing to Capricorn joins Ketu and Venus, aspected by Mars would
increase the political tensions and violence.
Amavasya will fall on 17 Jan. 2018. An earthquake
is possible around the New Moon. Grahamalika from
Libra to Aquarius will occur, as Mars moves to
Scorpio on 17 Jan. 2018. On 31 Jan. 2018, Lunar
eclipse will occur in the constellation of Aslesha (1st
pada). Northeast Europe, Asia, Australia, Northeast
Africa, North America, Northwest. America, Pacific,
Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica, etc will
be areas of visibility.
Venus moves to the sign of Aquarius on 6 Feb. 2018;
Venus will receive the 5th aspect of Jupiter. This will
be auspicious period for entertainment field. Actors
will be honoured. Some dignitaries will receive
awards of great honour. Sun will join Venus on 13
Feb. 2018. There will be governmental favours.
Saturn’s 3rd aspect falls on Venus and Sun. There
will be a Partial Solar eclipse, which will be visible in
Southern Hemisphere, especially South America and
Antarctica region. There will be grahamalika between
There will be a Full Moon on 2 March 2018. Venus moves to Pisces and be in exaltation. Venus will
exchange house with Jupiter (good Parivartana). On
4 March 2018, Mercury moves to Pisces. Mercury
will be in debilitation; however, there will be neechabanga
to Mercury. On 5 March 2018, a beautiful
graha-malika occurs from the sign of Virgo to Pisces.
On 7 March 2018, Mars moves to the sign of
Sagittarius. Thus Mars-Saturn association begins in
fiery Sagittarius. Concurrently, Jupiter turns
retrograde in the sign of Libra on 7 March 2018, in
the constellation of Visakha (3rd pada), becoming
Atmakaraka (as per Jaimini astrology) occupying
29°07’ in Libra. On 15 March 2018, Sun moves to
Pisces and receives the 4th aspect of Mars from
Sagittarius. Both Ubaya Rasis (mutable sign) become
fragile indicating political unrest, dispute between
nations etc. New lunar month Vilamba Chaitra begins
on 17 March 2018; almost six planets in the Zodiac
occupy mutable signs, creating unstable situations
around the globe. On 23 March 2018, Mercury turns
retrograde in the sign of Pisces. Venus moves to Aries
on 26 March 2018, gets aspected by Jupiter in
retrogression. On 26,27,28 of March, Moon will cross
transit Rahu and receive the 8th aspect Mars from
Sagittarius creating incidents of fear, drowning,
poisonous gas-leaks and trouble to Police force.
On 2 April 2018, Mars-Saturn exact conjunction
occurs at 14°50’ in Sagittarius (fiery sign), in the
constellation of Poorvashada 1st pada The Navamsa
falls in Leo. Thus this conjunction has more fiery
element implication. This may cause bombing,
shooting, explosion, volcanic eruption, etc., in places,
including those of worship. This occurs in the second
drekkana of Sagittarius. An influential woman leader
may rise in the international arena. During 6,7,8 of
April, Moon will be in close conjunction with Mars
and Saturm in Sagittarius, causing fire accidents,
traumatic experiences etc. Acts of arrogance will
result in catastrophy. Sun will move to Aries on 14
April 2018 and will get associated with Venus,
aspected by retrograde Jupiter. This period will
favour the royals and actors. Mercury becomes
Direct on 15 April 2018. Amavasya will fall on 16
April 2018. On 18th, Saturn will start its retrogression
in Sagittarius at 15°02’ in the constellation of
Poorvashada (1st pada). Venus moves to its own
house on 20 April.
Mars moves to Capricorn on 2 May 2018 and becomes exalted. There will be mutual squaring
between Jupiter, Mars and Sun. All these planets will
be in Chara rasi (moveble signs). There may be
dynamic changes in leadership in certain countries.
Good development in medical filed will be noted.
Military sectors will assume focus. Countries, such
as England, Germany, Japan would get the attention
of the world. Strong winds will blow. Fiery sign of
Aries receives the aspect of Jupiter and Mars (fiery
planet). Possibility of volcanic eruption or Chemical
explosion is foreseen. Countries ruled by Monarch
will subject to changes. Mars joining Ketu becomes
venomous. 6-8 May are tension-prone times.
Mercury moves to Aries on 9 May and joins with
Sun (Budhoditya Yoga). Good literary awards and
scholarly output may be noted. On 9 May, Jupiter
will make close approach to Earth, and remain
opposite to Sun. On 14 May, Venus moves to Gemini,
Amavasya falls on 15 May. Venus in Gemini aspects
the Saturn (retrograde) in Sagittarius. Women will
hit limelight. 19-21 May will be very sensitive, as
Moon and Rahu are aspected by Mars and Ketu;
incidents of cheating, robbery and shooting may
happen. On 27 May, Mercury moves to Taurus and
exchange house with Venus. On 29 May, there will
be a Full Moon.
On 9 June, Venus moves to the sign of Cancer and
becomes associated with Rahu. Mars’ 7th aspect falls
on Venus and Rahu. This period is not auspicious,
and it will create issues of wrong-doing, mis-conduct,
love-failure, divorce, sex scandal and women-abuse.
On 10 June, Mercury moves to Gemini. This period
will be good for publication, media, literary works,
diplomatic relation, signing of accord etc. Two
Amavasyas fall in the sign of Taurus, in the solar
month of Taurus (May-June). On 13 May, exact
conjunction of Mars-Ketu occurs at 14° 07’ in
Capricorn, in the constellation of Sravana (2nd pada),
in the navamsa of Taurus. During this period of
conjunction Mars-Ketu will aspect Rahu-Venus, in
the sign of Cancer. On 20 June, Venus-Rahu
conjunction occurs in the second drekkana of Cancer,
in the constellation of Pushya (4th pada) in the
Navamsa of Scorpio.Crimes related to women,
veneral dieases, death of celebrities are foreseen.
On 22 June, Mars turns retrograde, in the sign of
Capricorn. Retrograde Mars will aspect Venus,
Mercury and Rahu in Cancer. Scandal in entertainment field, love failures and misfortune in
sea transportation (such as sinking of ships) may
happen. Five planets are in Chara rasis. On 27 June,
Saturn-Sun opposition will occur in Sagittarius/Gemini
axis, which would cause political instability and strain
in diplomatic relation. Saturn comes closest to the
Earth. This coincides with a Full Moon, on 28 June,
in the constellation of Moola (4th pada). Mood will
be of depression/melancholic state. During 30-31
June, almost seven planets will be in Movable signs.
unexpected events are likely.
On 5 July 2018, Venus moves to Leo. Jupiter becomes
Direct on 10 July. On 13th, Amavasya will fall in the
constellation of Punarvasu (2nd pada). There will be
a Partial Solar eclipse, which will occur totally in
Antarctica. Maximum of this eclipse occurs in the
third Drekkana of Gemini, an intellectual sign; thus
creative, and new technology will be achieved in
Science and exploration of Space. Sun moves to
Cancer on 16 July. Sun becoming associated with
Rahu, receives the 7th aspect of Mars. This period is
tension prone. Violence, explosion, terrorist activities,
and internal conflicts from opposition parties will
happen, especially in democratic countries. Seven
planets will transit Chara rasis between 19-21 July.
Mercury turning retrograde on 26th will cripple the
smooth flow of information and also blow up
controversial issues. On 27th, Mars opposes Sun and
moves close to Earth. A Full Moon will fall on 28th.
This will be a Total Lunar eclipse, in the constellation
of Sravana (1st pada). This eclipse will create fear
and anxiety, as the eclipse occurs while Mars, Ketu
and Moon are together and aspect Sun, Mercury and
Rahu. There is a possibility of fire incidents,
explosions, forest fire, etc., as this eciples occurs at
Ayana points. This eclipse occurs as Blood Moon,
favouring female leadership. A controversial female
leader would hit the limelight.
Venus moves to Virgo on 1 August 2018, to its
debilitation sign and receives the 10th aspect of
Saturn. The lunar month of Sravana will begin on
11th. A Partial Solar eclipse will fall in the constellation
of Aslesha (3rd pada), in the Navamsa of Aquarius.
This Partial Solar eclipse will occur at 24°34’ in
Cancer, in the third Drekana of Cancer. During this
period, there will be expeditions and high-risk efforts,
This eclipse will be visible at Northeast Europe, Northwest Asia, North of North America,. Sun moves
to Leo 17th and receives the 8th aspect of Mars from
Capricorn. A beautiful graha-malika occurs between
19-20 August. This involves two Ayana points; it will
augur well for spiritual sadhana and worship. Mercury
becomes Direct on 19th. Mars becomes Direct on
27th. On 31st, a good squaring of planets is formed
by Moon in Aries, Mercury in Cancer, Jupiter in Libra
and Mars in Capricorn. A form of Chatur-sagara yoga
The month of September begins with association
between Venus and Jupiter in Libra. Venus moving
to its own house is really auspicious. It starts with
good squaring formed by Moon. From 6th, for two
days, there will be pairing of planets——-Rahu and
Moon in Cancer, Sun and Merucry in Leo, Jupiter
and Venus in Libra, Mars and Ketu in Capricorn.
Saturn becomes Direct on 6th at 08°25’ in Sagittarius.
New lunar month Bhadrapada will begin on 9th.
Mercury moves to Virgo on 19th and becomes
associated with Sun. Good Nipuna yoga is formed.
Sun and mercury are aspected by Saturn. The 10th
aspect of Saturn falling on Mercury and Sun augurs
well for academic achievements, completion of
research and new findings. A Full Moon falls on
25th. Jupiter will remain as Atmakara for most part
of the month. It will be in its own constellation of
Visakha; its influence on mundane affairs will be
Between 3-4 Oct.; there will be again paring of
planets in Cancer, Virgo, Libra and Capricorn. Venus
will turn retrograde on 6th in the constellation of Swathi
(4th pada). Mercury joins Venus and Jupiter on the
same day. Thus Venus (R), Jupiter and Mercury
become associated in the sign of Libra, a Chara
(Movable) sign, and causing weather changes,
Typhoon, Tornado, heavy downpour and flooding.
Since the planets associated in Libra are Venus®,
Jupiter and Mercury in Airy sign, airports, flights, tall
towers, etc., need extra vigilance. Gold prices will be
unstable. However, there will also be give good
development in arts, music, literary work and cinema.
Venus remains retrograde till 16th November 2018.
Amavasya falls on 9 Oct. and the Lunar month of
Aswayuja begins. On 10th, seven planets will occupy
Chara rasis. On 11th Jupiter moves to Scorpio. Venus
and Mercury make exact conjunction in the constellation of Swathi (3rd pada) on 14th in Aquarius
Navamsa, (both Airy signs). Development will be
noted in air transportation or space exploration. Sun
moving to Libra on 17th, becomes debilitated.
However Neechabanga is obtained from the transit
of Venus. A Full Moon will fall on 24th. On 26th,
Mercury joins Jupiter in Scorpio, encouraging new
medical and surgery findings and new discoveries.
Exact conjunction of Mercury and Jupiter will occur
on 29th in the Navamsa of Leo, blessing the royal
people to shine.
On 6 Nov. 2018, Graha-malika occurs from Virgo to
Capricorn. Mars also moves to Aquarius on that day.
Planets will line up from Libra to Aquarius. Mars will
transit the Airy sign of Aquarius and receive the 3rd
aspect of Saturn. There are chances for aerial
accidents, collapse of building structure etc. Sun
moves to Scorpio on 16th and becomes associated
with Jupiter and Mercury. During this period,
recognition, will be given to scientific and literary
works. Venus becomes Direct on 16th. Just hours
after, Mercury turns retrograde on 17th. A Full Moon
will falls on 23rd; which is called Hunter’s Moon, in
the constellation of Krittika (4th pada) Moon receives
the aspects of Mars, Jupiter, Mercury and Sun, a
good time to pray Lord Kartikeya and Lord
On 7th, Lunar month of Margasirsa starts and
Mercury becomes Direct. This will bring solution to
some controversial political issues. Sun moves to
Sagittarius on 16th and thus becomes associated with
Saturn. Saturn-Sun association in Sagittarius will
create turmoil in big democracies. A senior politician
may have his final rule. A Full Moon will fall on 23rd,
in the constellation of Arudra (1st pada). This period
is good for spiritual sadhana, as Saturn and Sun aspect
Moon, which may enhance the spiritual insight.
Spiritual Gurus may have to face unexpected
criticism. Mars moves to Pisces on 23rd. This year
Christmas will fall in the constellation of Pushya.
Rahu and Moon in Pushya, a constellation of Deva
Gana, indicate good spiritual mood. The year will
end, with Saturn and Sun moving to close proximity.
Prolonged transit of Mars (188 days) in
In 2018, Mars covers six Zodiac signs. But it spends
a long time in Capricorn. Mars enters Capricorn 2 May 2018 and moves to Aquarius on 6 Nov. 2018.
Mars stays in Capricorn for almost 188 days. This
will be most influencial on mundane affairs, as Mars
will become associated with Ketu in Capricorn.
Mars-Ketu become conjunct with Moon at least 5/6
times in that period, which will be detrimental to
peace. Countries such as Russia, China, Turkey,
Albania, Angola, Papua New guinea, Egypt with Red
flag may react aggressively or subjected to turmoil,
confrontation. The period of retrogression (27 June
2018 to 27 August 2018) will prove disasterous. A
major earthquake is possible.
Period of three Superior planets in
Saturn, Jupiter and Mars, all these superior planets,
will be in retrogression from 27 June 2018 to 10 July
2018. This period of two weeks will create historical
events Chara rasis seen implicated, during this period.
As Mars retrogression begins, planets occupy Chara
rasis - Venus-Mercury - Rahu association, in Cancer,
Chara rasi. Mars-Ketu association in Chara rasi of
Venus stays longer in Libra
Venus moves to Libra on 1 Sept. 2018 and stays there
till 1Jan. 2019. Venus will be conjunct with Jupiter in
Libra, for most of the time. Venus in its own house
will certainly augur well. According to H.S.Green in
'Astrology of Nations', this conjunction promotes
peace and good will. There will be copious rain, when
Jupiter conjoins with Venus. As Venus will cross the
stars Chitra, Swati and Visakha, there will be good
rain fall (Indian J. Innovations Dev., Vol. 1, No. 4
(Apr 2012). Generally, this Venus-Jupiter association
promotes religious and charitable events. Venus will
be associated with Jupiter till Jupiter moves to Scorpio
on 11 Oct. 2018. Thus this association will last about
40 days. When Venus moves to Libra on 1 Sept.
2018, Jupiter will be at 23°09’ in Libra, A distance of
23 degree. Venus will move as close as 12 degree to
Jupiter in Libra. The closest approach to Jupiter in
Libra will happen 5 Oct. 2018. During this period,
Venus and Jupiter will be visible in the western sky,
after Sunset, as they move ahead of Sun. This Jupiter-
Venus drama will extend to early 2019. The sign of
Libra and Scorpio are classified as Bullish signs in
financial astrology; hence the market may also show
positive signs during this period.
Eclipses during 2018
There will be five eclipses - three Solar and two Lunar eclipses in 2018.
Courtesy : https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse
Eclipse during 27-28 July 2018, 11 Aug. 2018 will have the influence of Mars in exaltation. The Solar eclipse
will have the 7th aspect of Mars falling on Cancer. This eclipse occurs, while Mercury is retrogression. This
will cause danger from diseases, sickness to senior politicians, collapse of regimes, attempt of assasination
and violent happenings, accidents, earthquake etc. All types of water spots should be closely monitored.
Since the lord of drekkana is Jupiter, places of worship need to be vigilant, with extreme security measures.
Saturn - Mars conjunction in Sagittarius.
||Total Lunar eclipse
Ecliptic point 17°31’
Aslesha 1st pada (Cancer)
|North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North/East Africa,
North America, North / West of South America,
Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica.
|15 Feb. 2018
||Partial Solar eclipse
Ecliptic point 3°01’
Dhanishta 3rd pada(Capricorn)
|South in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica.
|13 July 2018
||Partial Solar eclipse
Ecliptic point 26°35’
Punarvasu 2nd (Gemini)
|South in Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean.
|27-28 July 2018
||Total lunar eclipse
Ecliptic point 10°38’
Sravana 1st (Capricorn)
|Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South
of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic,
Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
|11 August 2018
||Partial Solar eclipse
Ecliptic point 24°34’
Aslesha 3rd (Cancer)
|North/East Europe, North/West Asia, North in North
America, Atlantic, Arctic.
Mars enters the sign of Sagittarius on 7 March 2018, be there till 2 May 2018. Mars become associated with
Saturn in the fiery sign. Mars an aggressive, energetic planet joins the adamant Saturn. Sagittarius is a
‘warry’ sign Exact conjunction happens around 2 April 2018. This occurs in the second drekkana of Sagittarius,
a female drekkana, causing mental anguish and violent incidents. Saturn will retrograde, while being associated
with Mars on 18 April 2018.
This transit of Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius will have impact on President Vladimir Putin, as the these touch
the natal Mars (3°24’ Sagittarius) of the President. North Korean President Kim Jung Un has Moon in the
sign of Aquarius, This Saturn-Mars conjunction occurs at the 11th place from the natal Moon. The birth chart
of Kim Jung Un shows Mars and Saturn in Libra. Expect a step forward for the military administration of
North Korea. President of America Donald Trump will have this conjunction in the second place from his
natal Moon. Moon and Ketu are in Scorpio. This indicates some changes in financial policies.
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