Celestial Events

The effects of the very challenging Uranus Pluto square is waning but the effects will continue through 2018 when Uranus moves into Taurus. The last exact square between these planets was in March 2015 but it is still very close and is activated by Jupiter square Pluto in August 2018. This indicates sudden radical breakdowns in economic, political and physical infrastructures and may include earthquakes and other geological eruptions.

The beginning of 2018 will bring some positive transformation with Mars and Jupiter both in Scorpio. Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn will add plenty of disciplined energy to bring about these changes transforming corporate and political structures. Jupiter is flowing nicely with Pluto and Neptune throughout the year and this will bring about technological innovations and have a positive effect on the economy and public and personal health issues.

Uranus moves into Taurus from May to November, and then from March 2019 until 2026 bringing some surprises. Areas ruled by Taurus could see some type of revolution - this includes global finances, banking, property, material possessions. These changes could well shock us but then bring a sense of freedom.

Uranus was in Taurus 80 years ago from 1934 to 1942 and this was the time of the Great Depression when finances and currency values went wild. The next few years could bring an end to old systems of finance including the banking system and we may possibly see a global currency introduced.



Full Moon: 2nd January 02.25 GMT (11.38 Cancer). The first of two Supermoons this year. The Moon is at its closest approach to Earth and will look larger and brighter than usual.

Quarantids meteor shower: 3rd-4th January. Above average (40 per hour).

New Moon: 17th January 02.18 GMT (26.54 Capricorn).

Full Moon: 31st January 13.28 GMT (11.37 Leo). Supermoon and Blue Moon as it is the second Full Moon of the month.
It is also a TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE visible throughout most of western North America, eastern Asia, Australia and the Pacific.


New Moon: 15th February 21.06 (27.08 Aquarius). Partial solar eclipse only visible in parts of Chile, Argentina and Antarctica.


Full Moon: 2nd March 0.52 GMT (11.23 Virgo).

New Moon: 17th March 13.13 GMT (26.53 Pisces).

Spring Equinox: 20th March 16.17 GMT.

Mercury Retrograde: 23rd March to 15th April.

Full Moon: 31st March 13.38 BST (21.331 Libra). Blue Moon. This year is unusual as January and March contain 2 full moons while February has no full moon.


New Moon: 16th April 02.58 BST (26.022 Aries).

Lyrids Meteor Shower: 22-23 April. Average shower (20 per hour) with bright dust trails. The glare from the full moon will cut out all but the brightest meteors.

Full Moon: 30th April 01.59 BST (9.39 Scorpio).


Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower: 6-7th May. Light shower (ten per hour). Excellent show this year with dark skies.

Jupiter May 9th is at opposition and at its closest approach to Earth. It is brighter than any other time of the year and visible all night. You should be able to see Jupiter's four largest moons with a good pair of binoculars appearing as bright dots on either side of the planet.

New Moon: 15th May 12.49 BST (24.36 Taurus).

Full Moon: 29th May 15.21 BST (8.10 Sag).


New Moon: 13th June 20.44 BST (22.44 Gemini).

Summer Solstice: 21st June 11.08 BST.

Saturn at opposition 27th June. Closer and brighter than usual.

Full Moon: 28th June 5.54 BST (6.28 Capricorn).


New Moon: 13th July 03.49 BST (20.41 Cancer). Partial Solar Eclipse visible in extreme southern Australia and Antarctica.

Mercury Retrograde: 26th July to 19th August.

Full Moon: 27th July 21.21 BST (4.45 Aquarius). Total lunar eclipse visible in most of Europe, Africa, western & central Asia, the Indian Ocean and Western Australia.

Southern Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower: 28-29 July (20 per hour).


New Moon: 11th August 10.59 BST (18.42 Leo). Partial solar eclipse visible in northeast Canada, extreme northern Europe, northern and eastern Asia.

Perseids Meteor Shower: 12-13th August.

Venus on 17th August is at its highest point above the horizon. Look for the planet in the western sky after sunset.

Full Moon: 26th August 12.57 BST (3.12 Pisces).


New Moon: 9th September 9.03 BST (17.00 Virgo).

Autumn Equinox: 23rd September 21.03 BST.

Full Moon: 25th September 03.54 BST (2.00 Aries)


Draconids meteor shower: 8th October. Minor meteor shower.

New Moon: 9th October 04.48 BST (15.48 Libra).

Orionids meteor shower: 21-22nd October. To east after midnight (20 per hour).

Full Moon: 24th October 17.46 BST (1.13 Taurus).


New Moon: 7th November 16.03 GMT (15.11 Scorpio).

Mercury Retrograde 17th November to 6th December.

Leonids meteor shower: 17-18th November (40 per hour).

Full Moon: 23rd November 05.40 GMT (0.52 Gemini).


New Moon: 7th December 7.22 (15.07 Sag).

Geminids meteor shower: 13-14th December. The best meteor shower (60+ per hour) to east after midnight.

Winter Solstice: 21st December 22.24 GMT.

Full Moon: 22nd December 17.50 (0.49 Cancer).