February 26, 2018
The 2018 Sun cycle commences March 20, 2018 at 4.15pm GMT when the Sun enters Aries.
The chart for a specified country provides a general forecast of events and conditions for the chart’s 12 month duration.
The Sun – the chart’s key marker – is square Mars and Saturn.
Mars is the planet of strife, war, conflict, rows, feuds, violence, explosions, guns, alcohol, gamboling, speed, accidents, fires, fire fighters, police officers, soldiers, doctors and manufacturing.
Saturn is the planet of safety, security issues, economy, cut-backs, poverty, loss, conservatism, protectionism, cautiousness, fear, land, buildings, homes, crops, storms, floods, droughts, workers, farmers and miners.
The square aspect signs for high-level adversity and misfortune.
The prominence of Mars and Saturn in the chart forecasts hostile relations being somewhat constrained by fear and caution which equals a cold war.
The house positions of Mars and Saturn in a specified chart indicate the national affairs subject to adversity and difficulty.
Mercury conjunction Venus – the chart’s dominant aspect – is square Pluto.
Mercury is the planet of talks, controversy and journalists; Venus is the planet of women’s issues and peace moves; and Pluto is the planet of groups, coercion, harassment, crime, corruption and disunity.
The chart is discordant but specified charts vary greatly in their level of discord.
The 2018 astrological year will be difficult as discord events of the Mars, Saturn and Pluto kinds have an adverse influence on the proceedings.
America’s 2018 Sun cycle chart
Chart data is March 20, 2018 at 11.15am EST (77W01; 38N53)
The Sun, Mercury, Venus and Neptune are in house 10 (Donald Trump’s administration, business and America’s international standing).
Neptune – the planet of schemes, thought bubbles, deception, lies and chaos – is conjunction the Midheaven – the publicity amplifier.
House 10 dominates the chart so Donald Trump will dominate the proceedings and he’ll have lots of problems in 2018.
They include events involving Mars in house 6 – labor, employees, public servants – police, army and navy personnel – and sickness; and Saturn in house 7 – foreign policy and relations with foreign powers. Both houses are high in discord.
House 7 is the worst house. Saturn there signs for poor relations with other countries and loss through their actions; and Pluto signs for drastic events, coercion, foreign interference in US affairs and groups of countries applying pressure tactics.
Uranus – the planet of change, radical moves and exposé – and the Moon – planet of the people – are in house 11 so Congress has the public’s attention and there are unexpected developments and sensational events (Uranus) set to occur during 2018.
Britain’s 2018 Sun cycle chart
Chart data is March 20, 2018 at 4.15pm GMT (00W06; 51N36)
The Sun is in house 7 (foreign affairs, international relations and war).
Neptune in house 7 signs for deception, international intrigue and confusing relations with foreign powers as they lie and deceive.
The Sun is square Mars – the planet of strife – and Saturn – the planet of economy and loss – in house 4 (the labor party, land and territory, buildings, homes, farming, mining and weather events).
The house 7-house 4 set-up forecasts hostilities (war) with a foreign power over a disputed territory.
Mercury, Venus and Uranus are in house 8 (taxes, tariffs, debts, money owed to other countries and the Prime Ministers cabinet).
The Brexit financial settlement is an important issue and with all the planets in house 8 square Pluto in house 5 it won’t be smooth sailing.
Pluto in house 5 signs for gangs of teenagers, a gamboling obsession and drastic events involving entertainers, sporting teams, children and the UK share market.
China’s 2018 Sun cycle chart
Chart data is March 20, 2018 at 12.15am (116E25; 39N55)
The Sun, Mercury, Venus and Uranus are in house 4 (land and territory, buildings, homes, the housing sector, farming, mining and weather events).
Mars and Saturn are in house 1 (the people and their health and welfare).
House 4 and house 1 are high in discord so China has a domestic emergency – health and housing problem – to deal with.
Pluto in house 2 (finances) signs for big financial pressures.
Neptune – the planet of deception, schemes and tricky moves – is in house 3 (relations with neighboring countries) so China can’t trust her neighbors.
China’s island building in the South China Sea is an international (house 7) dilemma and China has territorial disputes (Mars and house 4) with some of her neighbors.
India’s Sun cycle chart
Chart data is March 20, 2018 at 9.45pm IST (77E12; 28N36)
The Sun, Mercury and Venus are in house 5 (the share market, speculation, entertainment, Bollywood, gambling, sport, teenagers, children and sex.)
Mars and Saturn in house 2 (finances) are square the Sun in house 5.
The house 2-house 5 discord forecasts financial strife, financial loss, wild speculation, turmoil on share markets, problems for the movie industry, celebrity politicians and discord events involving movie stars, sporting personalities and children.
Jupiter – the planet of finances and higher prices – is in house 1 (the people). It’s the cusp ruler of house 2 (their money) and house 5 (speculation) so there’s an abundance of money and a dash for the cash. But the financial jamboree poses a big problem that the government will mismanage.
Neptune – the planet of freaky weather – is in house 4 and Saturn and Uranus (Aquarius on the cusp) are the co-rulers.
The house 4 discord forecasts natural disasters and unusual weather events that impact badly on India’s finances and grain harvest (house 6).
Australia’s Sun cycle chart
Chart data is March 20, 2018 at 2.15am AEST (149E08; 35S17)
The Sun and Neptune are in house 2 (the wealth and property of the people, banks and financial transactions).
Neptune – the planet of schemes and bubbles – in house 2 forecasts a deceptive financial atmosphere, fraud, money laundering, financial confusion and a high level of financial uncertainty.
The Sun is square Mars and Saturn in house 11 so parliament is an unruly place with parliamentarians behaving badly. The lawmakers are having an adverse influence on the country’s finances.
Mercury, Venus and Uranus are in house 3 (communications, transportation and relations with neighboring countries). It dominants the chart and signs for important events involving the house 3 agenda.
Pluto – the planet of coercion and drastic developments – is in house 12 (detention centers, detainees, prisons and hospitals).
Jupiter – the planet of finances and higher prices – in house 10 forecasts a good year for the government and business but Mars – the planet of strife – and Pluto – the planet of crime and corruption – will cause problems and difficulties.
Published February 26, 2018
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