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Retrogrades and Eclipses During 2018
in Eastern Standard and Daylight Time

By Dikki-Jo Mullen, Astrologer

Eclipses are close alignments of the Sun, Moon and Earth. They generate an intense energy focus. Elements of surprise, odd weather patterns, overall changes, growth and new perspectives are linked to eclipses. Those who have a birthday within three days of an eclipse can expect some shifts in the status quo. Perhaps a new job, residential move or relationship situation will play a part in this. There will be five eclipses this year, three are partial and two are total.
January 31, 2018 – Full Moon- total lunar eclipse in Leo, North Node
February 15, 2018 – New Moon – partial solar eclipse in Aquarius, South Node
July 12, 2018 – New Moon – partial solar eclipse in Cancer, North Node
July 27, 2018 – Full Moon- total lunar eclipse in Aquarius, South Node
August 11, 2018 – New Moon – partial solar eclipse in Leo, North Node
A total eclipse is more influential than a partial. The eclipses conjunct the Moon’s North Node are thought to be more favorable than those which are conjunct the South Node.

Retrograde Planetary Motion
Retrograde motion is the illusion of retrograde or apparent backward planetary motion. It is created by the Earth’s speed relative to that of the other planets. Astrologically retrogrades are quite significant, promising a change of pace, different paths and perspectives.

Mercury Retrograde
Three or four times yearly, retrograde Mercury impacts technology, travel and communication. Those who have been out of touch return. Complete old projects, revise, review, and tread familiar paths. Gemini and Virgo will be affected.
March 22, 2018 – April 15, 2018 in Aries
July 26, 2018 – August 19, 2018 in Leo
November 16, 2018 – December 6, 2018 in Scorpio and Sagittarius

Venus Retrograde
Venus retrograde influences art, finances, and love. Taurus and Libra will be affected.
October 5, 2018 – November 16, 2018 in Scorpio and Libra

Mars Retrograde
The military, sports, and heavy industry are impacted. Aries and Scorpio will be affected.
June 26, 2018 – August 27, 2018 in Aquarius and Capricorn

Jupiter Retrograde
Large animals, speculation, education, and religion are impacted. Sagittarius and Pisces will be affected.
March 8, 2018 – July 10, 2018 in Scorpio

Saturn Retrograde
Elderly people, the disadvantaged, employment and natural resources are linked to Saturn. Capricorn and Aquarius will be affected.
April 17, 2018 – September 6, 2018 in Capricorn

Uranus Retrograde
Inventions, science, electronics, revolutionaries, and extreme weather relate to Uranus retrograde. Aquarius will be affected.
August 7, 2018 – January 6, 2019 in Aries and Taurus

Neptune Retrograde
Water, aquatic creatures, chemicals, spiritual forces and psychic phenomena are impacted by Neptune retrograde. Pisces will be affected.
June 18 2018 – November 24, 2018 in Pisces

Pluto Retrograde
Ecology, espionage, birth and death rates, nuclear power, and mysteries relate to Pluto retrograde. Scorpio will be affected.
April 22, 2018 – September 30, 2018 in Capricorn


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Moon Cycles – The Way of the Moon
New and Full Moons in 2018
Eastern Standard And Daylight Savings Time
By Dikki-Jo Mullen, Astrologer

New Moons
Jan 16
Feb 15
Mar 17
Apr 15
May 15
Jun 13
July 12
Aug 11
Sept 9
Oct 8
Nov 7
Dec 7

Full Moons
Jan 1
Jan 31 (Blue Moon – the rare second Full Moon in a Calendar month)
No Full Moon at all in Feb. 2018 – this is rare!
Mar 1
March 31 (A second Blue Moon in 2018 – it’s rare to have two Blue Moons in one year!)
Apr 29
May 29
Jun 28
July 27
Aug 26
Sept 24
Oct 24
Nov 23
Dec 22

Dikki-Jo Mullen
Astrologer and Parapsychologist https://dikkijomullen.wordpress.com

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