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The Astrology of 2018: Overview of the Major Transits

The Astrology of 2018: An Overview of the Major Transits

In episode 138 of the podcast astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to provide an overview of the astrology of 2018.

During the course of the episode we provide an overview of the major planetary transits and aspects this year, such as Saturn spending its first full year in Capricorn, Uranus moving into Taurus, the continuing Leo-Aquarius eclipse series, and more.

2018 Astrology Calendar Poster PackageThe cover art for this episode is from the new 2018 Planetary Movements poster, which is now on sale along with the 2018 PlanetWatcher calendar! You can purchase them both together in our 2018 Astrology Calendar Poster Package.

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


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

  • 0:00 – 21:17: News and announcements segment
  • 21:17 – 2:12:00: Forecast for 2018
  • 53:50 – 58:50: Auspicious election for January

News and Announcements

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

Major Astrological Alignments in 2018

  • Saturn in Capricorn
  • Jupiter in Scorpio
  • Uranus in and out of Taurus
  • Aquarius-Leo Eclipses
  • Mercury Retrograde periods all in fire signs
  • Mars retrograde in Aquarius/Capricorn
  • Venus retrograde in Scorpio/Libra
  • Jupiter ingresses into Sagittarius
  • Weird lack of exact outer planet aspects

Quarter by Quarter Breakdown


  • Eclipses
  • Jupiter sextile Pluto


  • Uranus -> Taurus
  • Mars/Sat/Pluto in Cap March 17-May 15 🙁
  • Mars square Uranus first of 3 (May)


  • Eclipses
  • Mars Retro
  • Mars square Uranus twice


  • Venus Retro
  • Jupiter -> Sag
  • Uranus back into Aries

Auspicious Electional Chart for January 2018

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

There are four more electional charts that we found for January, which will be presented in our private subscriber-only podcast on auspicious elections that is released this weekend.

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 45-minute Auspicious Elections Podcast as soon as it is released.

Watch the Video Version of this Episode

Here is the video version of this month’s forecast episode:

Listen to the Audio Version of This Episode

You can either play this episode of the podcast directly from the website or download it as an MP3 to your computer by using the buttons below:

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  • THANK YOU ALL FOR DOING THIS. As for the Jupiter in Scorpio not applicable to the sex scandal/abuse exposed. I think it is concurrent with the Pluto in Scorpio and cannot at all be dismissed as part of the story. After all, Pluto has been there awhile, and Saturn just got there. Example of how the zodiac is integrated. Also – Neptune trine Jupiter may play a part – Hollywood after all. But again – what is this doing world wide? Is this an affect that is exposing and bringing down the powerful world wide or is this the US chart? Jupiter in Pluto’s sign no less? Also, Uranus in Taurus – being from the Pacific Northwest…uh – makes me nervous. Can you say THE BIG ONE? (Cascadian plate shift/fault line – quake long overdue). Wish I had a good birth time for Seattle – this could be something a mundane astrologer would want to look at – from BC to Northern Cali. First Quarter – telling the Saturn story for the whole year – no new ground degree-wise until December. Glad you are all there to hold our hand monthly. Cant wait to see the wall calendars.

    • Thank you, Chris, Austin, and Kelly. And thank you, Jen. I am curious if there is any good work on the correlation of earthquakes with astrological configurations? The Pacific Northwest is not the only territory likely to tremble.

  • Dear team Astrology Podcasr,

    I usually listen to the podcast version on my phone, at the gym or while I’m out with my dog. BUT today I had the time to watch a good portion of the video replay!!!! Soooooo fine to put faces to the voices (Kelly, Austin and Chris)

    Thank you for all you do. Love your updates, reports, forecasts etc. Will become a patrion when my daughters graduate college!

    All the best in 2018

    Lenore McIntyre
    (From Chicago, living in France/ Taurus rising, moon, Venus in Capricorn – yahooooooo!)

  • Great overview podcast! Appreciate the diplomacy when discussing Mars-Uranus aspects. Also ending the podcast on a positive note. Kelly and Austin were nicely in sync (or just super well-prepared)… keep up the high standards (and the Virgo in Saturn attention to detail) we’ve come to expect. Thanks guys.

  • Perhaps Uranus in Taurus and its effect, wonderfully spoken of, upon the materials and their value has less to do with physical, tangible items but more to do with THE Item of items Herself. Matter, Mother, Gaia (Uranous’ wife)….whatever you chose to refer to Her and our relationship to Her. The Earth has been misrepresented and the Gods rally in correcting our perception of Her physical body.

    It’s flat, folks. The Holy Science of Astrology can be exalted, once again, as the art of knowing thyself. Your work will become invaluable moving forward assuming you remain intellectually honest concerning Geocentrism.

    Regardless, I’ll continue to listen and do, sincerely, enjoy each of your perspectives. Secretly waiting for your realizations and subsequent delineations concerning the Matter (pun intended).

    Take the time to ponder before adhering to consensus.

  • Thank you for your work and for putting together this great overview of 2018. I learned a lot and it was quite revealing to me to listen to you all and to have your views on the most important transits of the year. I am so impressed by your work Chris. Today I have listened to two of your podcasts and I look forward to continue listening to them from now on.

  • Today is 3/15, and I have watched the whole episode, and I’m finding this to be mind-blowing because these astrological events are happening so close to actual events in my life. On December 24th of 2017, my husband and I decided to ask his half sister to have our baby as a surrogate mother. She is now pregnant! The baby was conceived most likely on Jan 31st and/or Feb 1st during the super blue moon eclipse. She tested positive on a pregnancy test, and told us on February 17th (I pretty much knew on Feb 16th). Our first ultrasound is March 19th. We plan on announcing the pregnancy in April sometime which is scary due to the fact we are a gay couple having a baby (conservative family members). Her due date is October 24th, so we’ll most likely have a baby shower in September. Her pregnancy is lining up with the eclipses! Its crazy. BTW I’m a Taurus – 5/2/1989 (Saturn in Capricorn in the 5th house :D) married to a Virgo 8/25/1989 – Saturn in Capricorn as well. My world is definitely going to be shook up this year with a new baby on the way! So much of what you discussed resonates with me. Thank you for making the video!