Astrology Forecast for March of 2018

Astrology Forecast for March of 2018

In episode 146 astrologers Austin Coppock and Kelly Surtees join the show to talk about the astrological forecast for March of 2018.

The forecast for March features a shift of all of the inner planets from Pisces to Aries, Jupiter stationing retrograde in Scorpio, and Mars moving into Capricorn where it joins Saturn and Pluto.

At the top of the episode we discuss a recent controversy in the astrological community, where Glenn Perry went to India and gave a talk attacking the sidereal zodiac.

As usual, the artwork for this episode is from the 2018 PlanetWatcher Calendar.

Below you will find the show notes, followed by links to download or stream the recording of this episode of the podcast.

This month’s episode is available in both audio and video versions, and you will find links to both at the bottom of this page.


Timestamps for different parts of the episode, in case you want to skip ahead to a segment:

  • 00:00 – 09:35: Introductions, news & announcements, secondary progressions.
  • 09:35 – 25:20: Glenn Perry sidereal zodiac lecture controversy.
  • 25:20 – 30:44: Regulus awards voting closes.
  • 30:44 – end: Forecast for March
  • 35:00  – 43:01: Auspicious electional chart for March

News and Announcements

At the top of the show we talk about some news and announcements:

Major Astrological Alignments in March 2018

  • Full Moon in Virgo on March 1
  • Venus and Mercury ingress into Aries March 6
  • Jupiter stations retrograde in Scorpio March 8
  • Pisces New Moon March 17
  • Mars ingress into Capricorn March 17
  • Sun into Aries March 20
  • Mercury stations retrograde March 22
  • Venus into Taurus March 30
  • Full Moon in Libra March 31

Auspicious Electional Chart for March 2018

Here is the primary auspicious electional chart that we highlighted for March, which was picked out by electional astrologer extraordinaire Leisa Schaim:

There are five more electional charts that we found for March, which will be presented in our private subscriber-only podcast on auspicious elections that is released today.

If you would like to get access to that discussion, then all you have to do is become a patron of The Astrology Podcast on the $5 or $10 tier through our page on on Patreon, and then you will get access to the 40-minute Auspicious Elections Podcast immediately.

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  1. About forecast and control managing life events – even though we know something is coming down the pike does not mean we know what it is exactly, nor who we will deal in the moment. Having said this, and having lived through a LOT of crisis – I can relay a recent experience. I had a premonition about a certain date being highly significant. I went to the ephemeris for that date and holy cow batman – it was all there and on top of a lot of natal stuff – a real pile up in cap in January with a sextile to Jupiter. I waited all day thinking what could this possibly be because today is such a snooze, then whammo – an unexpected phone call in the evening sent me into an instant rage and tailspin and the whole time it was happening I was having this out of body lucid dreaming kind of thing going on where my rational mind was remembering the astrology, and this was hugely helpful because I felt like it was on some level a necessary thing to have happen, and the forewarning was a way of telling me to get ready and this is important and that somehow made it less crazy. We cannot control life – we can take a step back and observe. That is my goal – to be the observer as well as the participant. Thanks for the heads up on late March. On my Mars, square my Sun – whatever.

  2. Adam C. Madison says:

    I’m starting to dig the Mars-overcoming-Pisces-planets shindig. (Natal Sun/Merc in Sag trine Mars in Aries.)

    I am not too familiar with “overcoming,” but just from observing it since this podcast… intriguing indeed.

    I have felt particularly powerful, forceful, and far more independent as to others’ viewpoints of me. With Mercury in Aries for the next two months, the challenge for me is in reigning myself in.

    To the Pisces end, the Sun ingress Pisces chart lights up my sixth house. I recently acquired my Yoga Alliance cert (worked four years for it, over three separate studios, the first two who fucked me–Saturn Return achievement!) and this month, in particular, is about finding a job (Pisces cusping the sixth), teaching (square Mars–tension and action forced, can’t escape or rest on Pisces laurels) Ashtanga (all three — leadership and physical activity with Mars, teaching with Sag, yoga being spiritual equating it to Pisces energy).

    I have been a sex worker, working with my SO and on-again, off-again ex. I begin an online personal training cert in May; get my AA & transfer to Uni next Spring; and am planning and saving up for massage school and further yoga/meditation TT, particularly Tim Miller in San Diego for January ’20.

    No, I have no intentions to quit SW–it is an integral part of me and I love the challenge of synthesizing it with my “vanilla” pursuits.

    Unfortunately major sacrifices have been made. I am beginning sobriety once again; the last time I made serious inroads there was the Sun square Neptune, I believe ~Nov 30 2015. Now Mars was square all those Pisces planets, triggering another crisis/sacrifice.

    Last time Mars was in Sag — remember, when it went Rx during late spring/early summer in ’15? — was one of the worst periods in my life, something I am still processing and not yet ready to share too publicly. I didn’t know what to expect this time — compared to summer ’15 my conscious interaction with archetypes has improved by orders of magnitude.

    I am absolutely terrified of Mars’ upcoming Cap transit and subsequent Rx. That’s been a large driver of these massive changes. Steven Forrest is right: Satun in Capricorn demands your best self. Stripping out all the bullshit distractions is the only way for me to achieve mastery. And anything less than mastery doesn’t interest me.

  3. Adam C. Madison says:

    It was summer of ’16, not ’15. Went direct ~July 5, iirc. (Laptop crapped out or I’d just turn on SF9 and be precise.)

  4. Hank Roest says:

    Such a great visual! a young Kelly Surtees pounding around the last turn of a 400 meters! and a good idea behind the metaphor too. And what a fantastic point by Austin that your life as a locus of the manifestation of your transits extends beyond just “you” as ordinarily conceived. And props to the Host for the “Good things tend to be felt in a more subtle way than bad things” point. Yes kudos all ’round! But why am I REALLY writing?
    I have a suggestion for the May Forecast episode (already). Obviously a prediction of what things will be like at UAC will be in order. But what I propose is a tongue-in-cheek pre-conference pro-tip insiders’ list of not-to-be-missed lectures rated according the 10th house transits of the speakers. Who’s hot and whose progressed secondary moon is balsamic. Whose Uranus is trine the natal and whose is quincunx? What to choose at 11am when one lecturer has great firdaria but the other has good profections?! And so what if you point out that someone has mars squaring their scorpio neptune or their ninth house mercury? It’s not your fault? And why not announce it if Chris has great rays being thrown at his hour-marker immediately, and conveniently, post-conference? or that Dave Cochrane’s transits are actually quite good if you look at the 23rd and 47th harmonics?

  5. Mars and Saturn come together in a sign that suits both of them, domocile and exalted. This will surely affect the conjunction and make it more interedting and possibly excellent for the advice given of Pick your area of Hard Work and get on with it.

    • Aine – I agree – interesting. I have Mars in Cap natally in H 5. It is probably the strongest planet in my chart, trine to a dignified Venus, making a wide (9 deg) square to Neptune workable. I love working on creative and or renovation projects and am a planner. I love to make things more aesthetically pleasing, to take away all the clutter etc,, as a result. if it has a practical function in the end, all the better. So Pluto there on top of it right now, has been subtle in some ways – a slow process of determining what is of value – what is worth working on, and a challeng perhaps to generate income from hobby (Neptune in H 2). Also, changes in relationship with adult child. So, add Saturn. My take on this is Mars wants to go and Saturn says not so fast, or maybe even stop. Aslo, that there is a lot of effort, not just fun, there is a business end to things. Mars is far more impetuous and adolescent than the steady on grumpy old man Saturn. But both are severing – that is what interests me. Between the 2 of them it is a process of cutting away to essential that is expedited it seems. I think Mars can be a help to Saturn – be the young muscle behind the experienced planner. One has to ask why Mars is exalted in Cap. My take is that it is harnessed energy – it is productive and not wasted there, it solves the problem with temperance.

  6. Thanks Jen,

    From the folk I know with Mars in Cap it is exhalted because it burns slowly, steadily and disciplined-ly. And can go on and on a la Saturn, great for builders of all kinds of long term projects.

  7. This conj is in my 6th so my diet-and-excercise programme is in the cross-hairs.

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