Wish you happy new year 2018.
This year 2018 is beginning on the star of Mirugasirisham in Rishaba Rasi for Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Mirugasirisham in Midhuna Rasi for other part of world.
This Mirugasirisham (Mrigasheersham / Mrigashirsha) star is ruled by Mars.
The number "18" in year 2018 comes down to number 9, which is also ruled by Mars.
Besides Mars is getting exalted in Makara Rasi and getting retrograde. So, Mars will be in exalted position between May 02, 2018 and Nov 06, 2018. Mars will be in Makara Rasi for about 188 days in the year 2018.
Mars goes retrograde on June 27, 2018 in Makara Rasi at 15 degree and 11 minutes. Mars getting direct station (vakra nivarthi) on Aug 27, 2018 in Makara Rasi at 4 degree and 35 minutes.
Even though Mars is in exalted position, the good things is it not getting afflicted with Jupiter or Saturn. But Mars and Ketu conjunction will have lot of impact, especially on the downside.
Rahu will be in Kataga Rasi (Cancer) and Ketu will be in Makara Rasi (Capricorn) in this year 2018. Saturn will be in Dhanushu Rasi (Sagittarius) for entire this year 2018. Jupiter will be staying most of the time in Thula Rasi (Libra) and move onto Viruchika Rasi (Scorpio) by Oct 11, 2018.
Impact of Mars and Ketu conjunction in 2018
While Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu / Ketu plays a major role for life events, Mars station in Makara Rasi for 6 months gets more attention in this year 2018.
Exalted Mars station in 2018 can cause the following effects:
1. Stock Market Correction
It is not a good idea to take long position in stock market in 2018. The impact of Mars will be significant in this year 2018. When Mars is dominant, the stock market will tend to go down in RED.
2. Real Estate Correction
Real estate prices will have deep correction in 2018. You can wait until Nov 2018 to take advantage of low price in real estate market. There will be significant impact on the cities / areas where real estate prices have gone up.
3. Diseases / Accidents
Major accidents are possible with Mars and Ketu conjunction. There is a possibility of new Diseases that affect people life and travelling to another country.
4. Natural Disaster
The possibility of natural disasters is indicated on the following dates:
April 1, 2018
Sep 4, 2018
Sep 11, 2018
Sep 18, 2018 to Sep 22, 2018
5. War / Man-Made Disaster
There will be more conflicts in political parties and countries. Since Mars is getting exalted by making conjunction with ketu, this leads a possibility of major man-made disasters including war in 2018 (June and Sep 2018).
Mars - Saturn Conjunction on April 3, 2018.
Mars - Ketu Conjunction happening 3 times in 2018. The dates are June 14, 2018, July 18, 2018 and Sep 22, 2018.
Correction in Stock prices / real estate market will help middle class people a good buying opportunity by end of this year.
There will be more demand for hospitals and doctors. Pharma companies will do much better with sales. But Health insurance company may get surprised with too many claims.
People born in Kumba Rasi (Aquarius), Thula Rasi (Libra), Midhuna Rasi (Gemini) will enjoy more fortunes in this year 2018. Select your moon sign to read detailed predictions on how this year 2018 is going to change your life.
People running Mars, Rahu, Ketu and Saturn Maha Dasa needs to be careful on how the exalted Mars can impact your life. People born in Makara Rasi may have to check their natal chart if they are going through Saturn, Mars or Rahu Maha Dasa.