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Astrology Forecast for April of 2018

Astrology Forecast for April of 2018

In episode 150 of the podcast astrologers Austin Coppock and Kelly Surtees join the show to talk about the astrological forecast for April of 2018.

The forecast for April includes a Mars-Saturn conjunction in Capricorn right at the beginning of the month, Mercury stationing direct in Aries, Saturn and Pluto stationing retrograde, and more.

At the top of the show we get into a few pre-forecast discussion topics and announcements, which included an announcement about a podcast listener meetup at the United Astrology Conference in Chicago in May, Kelly gives us a report on the recent Northwest Astrological Conference, and some brief reflections on the growing popularity of astrology.

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 – 32:10: News, announcements, pre-forecast discussion.
  • 32:10 – end: Forecast for April.
  • 1:14:00: Auspicious electional astrology chart for April.

News, Announcements, Pre-Forecast Discussion

  • Chris: Podcast listener meetup is taking place at UAC in Chicago!
    • Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Halstead foyer on the 4th floor
    • Meet and greet and possible live podcast episode recording.
  • Kelly: intro to elections webinar + Sydney workshop


Pre-Forecast Discussion Topics

Major Astrological Alignments for April

  • Mars conjunct Saturn on April 2
  • Jupiter sextile Pluto April 14
  • New Moon in Aries on April 15
  • Mercury direct April 15
  • Saturn retrograde April 17
  • Sun into Taurus April 19
  • Pluto retrograde April 22
  • Venus into Gemini April 24
  • Full Moon in Scorpio April 29

Most Auspicious Electional Astrology Chart for April

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

There are four more electional charts that we found for April, 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.

Watch the Video Version of this Episode

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Listen to the Audio Version of This Episode

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  • Just a quick note on the Mars/Saturn conjunction in Capricorn: I think a really good metaphor for this aspect is when the iron smith cools the glowing red blade in the cold water so to say.. and the blade is now ready for action..”approved by the authorities”
    Best Regards from Vienna

    • Phillip – I really like that. Have also been thinking a lot of the last Mars Saturn conjunction in Sagittarius as baked earth. It does feel baked – the dryness.

      • Thanks Jen….
        that came to my mind rather quickly when i remembered a scene from the movie “Kingdom of Heaven” by Ridley Scott starring Liam Neeson and Orlando Bloom….
        Kind Regards Philipp

  • Interesting to observe the orb of the Mars Saturn cconjunction. The applying force of Mars to Saturn – me too! Have been more productive and exhausted in the past week than in the previous 2 months. Very busy lining up long term plans ! All the while a spontaneous situation – Mars said GO. There is a lot of pressure to solve issues now instead of later – to take initiative now.

  • ok guys and gal = a astronomy question…would cosmic rays inhibit the energies of the planets on earth…my understanding of this time & space…earth’s magnetic field is decreasing, the sun is going into a solar minimum (approximate timing)…?

  • Good show and love the talk around Jung and archetypes, can you do more podcasts on that?
    No mention of Chiron Ingress into Aries April 18?

  • If Saturn is pulling things together, it’s Yin. So why is its polarity considered Yang?

    In Horoscope Symbols, Hand says Saturn is the most Yang of the Yin planets … almost as if to render the concept of polarity meaningless.

    I wouldn’t go that far–and neither does he, to be clear–but it’s a data point to consider re Greene’s Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil, when she posits Saturn may be better classified as Yin after all. At the very least its polarity seems ambivalent, and I’m curious to imagine an alternative interpretation system where Saturn represents the Mother and maternity and not patriarchy–more like the Hindu Kali Ma.

  • The maternal nurtures and bonds/binds. Saturn separates, severs, is dry. Not nurturing. Perhaps the dryness is what seems yang. But very cold and reserved and cautious, not bold or extroverted. All exists on a continuum. Perhaps saying the least yin would be better than most yang of yin. There is always polarity. It creates balance.

  • The Mars/Saturn conjunction was not very kind to my natal Mars in the six house. My colleagues said that I was so mean. I’m normally not this way but I was frustrated and didn’t anybody in my department luckily I’m on vacation recalibrating.

  • Jen,

    Sounds like you haven’t studied much Hinduism. Yin does not always nurture and bond. Not by a long shot. How nurturing does a woman’s period feel to the individual receiving it?

    • Adam – hmmm – sounds like a very dark mother figure that does not nurture, No – have not studied much Hinduism specific to yin and yang but know Chinese medicine somewhat. Cancer for example is yin – sticky and sweet. As for mothering, speaking from being one – we hope she is nurturing and bonds successfully with baby or there will be trouble in the long run for sure. As for female bodily functions – such as the shedding of the lining of the uterus each month if no pregnancy is held, not sure what you would call that other than a nuisance and a very private affair. Similar perhaps to detoxing or purging. Is that yang or yin? Is that relevant? The pregnancy is certainly an interior experience and if I had to label that I would say yin. Moon, mater, mother, Sign of Cancer, inward feminine, wet, dark, and warm I assume in that pre natal home. Birth being very violent and yang and I could go on but will spare everyone.

    • PS – polarity could happen anywhere on a continuum. So if Saturn were the least yin of yin than the polarity would be the least yang of yang.