2017 Cancer Full Moon

January 9, 2017 § 2 Comments

FULL MOON in CANCER

January 12 2017 is a full Moon in Cancer. Water sign Cancer is the mother figure and nurturer of the zodiac. So use the coming two weeks as the Moon wanes to take care of yourself, especially by eating healthy food. Plus Cancer rules the fourth house of family, home, and roots making the next two weeks ideal to clean your home and prepare for Chinese New Year that starts on the new Moon on January 27.

People could feel frustrated by the configuration of a grand cardinal cross of the full Moon in cardinal Water sign Cancer opposite Sun and Pluto in cardinal Earth sign Capricorn, and squaring Jupiter in cardinal Air sign Libra, and squaring Uranus in cardinal Fire sign Aries. Cardinal signs are active and goal oriented. Under the influence of this grand cross, there could be delays, or a sense of being in the doldrums with nothing new, and it’s more of a challenge to get things done. Mars in Pisces squares Saturn in Sagittarius making it necessary to be thorough and cautious.

Fortunately, Venus, Mars, and Neptune are conjunct in Pisces for increased empathy and sensitivity. Venus conjunct Mars is especially good for enjoying social times, appreciation of art and beauty, increase of sex drive and passion, and involvement in creative work.

MY CHINESE NEW YEAR TALK

Please join me on Saturday February 11 2017 for my annual Chinese New Year talk about The Year of the Fire Phoenix (Rooster) from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at East West Books, 324 Castro Street in Mountain View CA. To reserve tickets, please call East West Books at 650-988-9800 or 800.909.6161. This event sells out every year so advance tickets are recommended. Contact me to schedule your personal 2017 Phoenix Year forecast.

Full Moon luck is strongest for Water signs Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio and those born in Sheep, Rabbit, Pig, and Horse years.

Happy full Moon,

Susan

2017 Mercury Retrogrades

December 30, 2016 § Leave a comment

2017 MERCURY RETROGRADES


Happy New Year! 
Mark your calendars!
Communication planet Mercury is retrograde for three weeks.

Traditionally in astrology, Mercury retrograde is a time of miscommunication, technology problems, and items lost or misplaced. But Mercury retrogrades during 2017 Fire Phoenix (Rooster) year can be opportune times to focus on detailed tasks, and catch up on financial matters.

December 19 2016 – January 8 2017 in Earth sign Capricorn. Time to review and organize finances, focus on earthly matters, and gather together whatever feels scattered as we complete this Fire Monkey year. We still feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on January 27 that begins a new lunar cycle, and is Chinese New Year of the Phoenix (Rooster).

April 9 – May 3 in Earth sign Taurus. Good to follow up, get grounded, and complete tasks. Be thorough and take your time. Venus is retrograde in Pisces this month, making a harmonious sextile to Taurus who loves art and beauty. So time to enjoy the finer things of life. We still feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on May 25 that begins a new lunar cycle.

August 12 – September 5 in Earth sign Virgo. Excellent for detailed analysis and review. Mercury is comfortable in its rulership sign Virgo. Plus Phoenix correlates to the western sign Virgo, so 2017 Phoenix year energy works well with Virgo’s cerebral approach. We still feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on September 19 that begins a new lunar cycle.

December 2 – 22 in Fire sign Sagittarius. Time to separate truth from fiction. Use caution to not speak so directly that conflict is created and viewpoints are polarized. We still feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on January 16 2018 that begins a new lunar cycle.

Contact me for your tarot card reading, or 2017 forecast with both your Western planetary transits and your Chinese Four Pillars BaZi charts! Please join me February 11 for my 2017 Year of the Fire Phoenix talk at East West Books in Mountain View CA.

Wishing you a joyous New Year,

Susan

Capricorn New Moon begins Ox Month

December 26, 2016 § Leave a comment

NEW MOON in CAPRICORN

December 28 2016 is a new Moon in Capricorn. The new Moon, Sun, Mercury, and Pluto are all in Earth sign Capricorn, making this lunar month the time to focus on earthly matters such as health and finances.

Fortunately, the new Moon, Sun, and Mercury make harmonious sextiles with Mars and Neptune in Pisces. The Mars sextiles bring good creative focus, courage, and energy to accomplish tasks. The Neptune sextiles bring increased empathy, and interest in spirituality.

Yet there can be tension due to a cardinal T-square that lasts all of January of Jupiter in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries, with both Jupiter and Uranus squaring Pluto. This could bring a variety of challenges including suddenly breaking up a relationship, being overly ambitious without preparation, or gambling on the unknown especially during the tail of this risky Fire Money year.

METAL OX MONTH

This new Moon begins the month of the Metal Ox. Ox month is the final month of the Chinese lunar year before the next new Moon on January 27, 2017 begins the year of the Fire Phoenix (Rooster).

So apply Ox energy of creating stability, completing projects, and paying attention to
finances. Clean up all clutter, and make your home inviting, to have good feng shui for Chinese New Year.

MY CHINESE NEW YEAR TALK

Please join me on Saturday February 11 2017 for my annual Chinese New Year talk about The Year of the Fire Phoenix (Rooster) from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at East West Books, 324 Castro Street in Mountain View CA. Fire Phoenix year is a time for healing, rebirth, and transformation. Phoenix
can be brilliant, inspirational, and a fearless visionary, while the element Fire brings strength, passion, and bravery. Learn about Fire Phoenix, and how Phoenix year energy influences you, your family, community, and the world. To reserve tickets, please call East West Books at 650-988-9800 or 800.909.6161. This event sells out every year so reservations are recommended.

To schedule your 2017 Phoenix Year forecast, contact me by phone at 415.642.8019 or email susan@susanlevitt.com. Luck is strongest for the Earth signs Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo plus
the Water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces and those born in Ox, Phoenix, Snake, and Rat years.

Happy new Moon,

Susan

 

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Final Mercury Retrograde in 2016

December 18, 2016 § 1 Comment

HERMESHeads up that communication planet Mercury goes retrograde on December 19 2016 at 2:55 am PST for three weeks until January 8 2017. Mercury retrograde is time to rethink, redo, and restructure. This Mercury is retrograde is in Earth sign Capricorn. Due to the influence of practical Capricorn, this Mercury retrograde can be a good time to review personal and business finances.

Even though Mercury retrograde ends January 8, we still feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the next new Moon on January 27 starts a new life cycle. And this new Moon happens to be Chinese New Year, the year of the Fire Phoenix (Rooster). Check out susanlevitt.com for Phoenix year info.

If you’re feeling pressure during the Mercury retrograde cycle, try not to get scattered or race ahead of yourself during these final six weeks of Fire Monkey year. Allow extra time if traveling, and know that errors can be corrected at a later date. Phoenix year will be the time for lists and organizing so it’s OK if things are a bit loose during the tail of this Monkey year.

Wishing you good luck and happy holidays,

Susan

2016 GEMINI FULL MOON

December 9, 2016 § 1 Comment

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December 13, 2016 is a full Moon in Gemini. Air sign Gemini brings invigorating energy this holiday season. This full Moon is fortunate because it trines Mars in Aquarius and Jupiter in Libra. You can take the initiative because luck is on your side.

The Sun conjuncts Saturn in Sagittarius so pay attention to responsibilities, although people might not feel like working too hard because this conjunction is opposite the full Moon. Fortunately, the Sun and Saturn trine Uranus in Aries to balance restlessness.

A cardinal T-square of Jupiter opposite Uranus, and both Jupiter and Uranus squaring Pluto, can bring a dislike of any restrictions. For some, there may be a desire to throw off the old and embrace the new just for the sake of novelty. It’s best to avoid drastic measures, even if you feel a sense of urgency during the tail of this active Fire Monkey year.

Mercury conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn bringing powerful mental activity to focus on serious communication, especially before Mercury goes retrograde on December 19 for three weeks until January 8, 2017. Even though Mercury retrograde ends January 8, we still feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the next new Moon on January 27 starts a new life cycle. (And happens to be Chinese New Year.) By January 28 we can start again. Due to the influence of Earth sign Capricorn, this Mercury retrograde cycle can be a good time to review personal and business finances.

Luck is strongest for Air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. Call me in San Francisco at 415.642.8019 or email susan@susanlevitt.com to schedule your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation.

Wishing you a warm and loving holiday.

Happy full Moon,

Susan

2016 Sagittarius New Moon begins Rat Month

November 26, 2016 § Leave a comment

white-ratNovember 29 2016 is a new Moon in Sagittarius. Fire sign Sagittarius is quick, decisive, and can cover much ground. The new Moon, Sun, Mercury, and Saturn are all in Sagittarius making this month the time for action, activity, and travel — especially before Mercury goes retrograde on December 19.

Mars in Aquarius trines Jupiter in Libra, a lucky aspect for business success and decision making. The new Moon sextiles Mars and Jupiter to work well independently or with groups. Plus Mercury trines Uranus in Aries for new ideas, inspiration, and broad vision.

Mars and Jupiter sextile Saturn, bringing the ability for careful planning and diligence. These are traits of the Rat in Chinese astrology, and this new Moon begins the month of the Metal Rat. You can build on your current foundation. Rat month is fortunate in this Monkey year because Rat and Monkey are most compatible, along with Dragon. And financial transactions are favorable in a Metal month because Metal represents money.

Relationship dynamics intensify as Venus conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn.There could be power struggles with partners, or conflict about money and spending. The Venus and Pluto conjunction squares Jupiter and Uranus that can bring a tendency to over extend during these last two months of Fire Monkey year.

The Sun and new Moon conjunct Saturn to focus on details and responsibilities to fulfill your obligations. It’s good for organizing and to complete unfinished matters under the influence of cautious and clever Rat. The Sun and new Moon square Neptune in Pisces so if discouraged or overwhelmed, accomplish tasks in small bites. That is how Rat succeeds, by systematically nibbling away until the goal is attained.

Luck is strongest for Fire signs Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo and those born in Rat, Ox, Dragon, and Monkey years. Call me in San Francisco at 415.642.8019 or email susan@susanlevitt.com to schedule your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation.

Happy new Moon,

Susan

Lost Crystals

November 12, 2016 § Leave a comment

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A tarot student asked my advice about crystals. He purchased two amethyst crystals and a clear quartz. He lost one of the amethysts while out with a friend on Halloween weekend. Then during the first week of November, he misplaced the other two crystals. So he did a one-card reading about this, and pulled the Death card. He very rarely gets the Death card so was challenged about how to interpret this.

Because of the Death card, the crystals are gone and are not coming back. He won’t find them. But to let go and be respectful, he can psychically tell the crystals to be found by someone who appreciates them, or that they can be content where they landed. The Death card could also mean that he is just not a crystal guy. He can be supportive of just leaving crystals in the ground, not making them one more object of beauty we humans take from the earth because they benefit us.

If he gets another crystal, he can have an intuitive chat before he purchases it to see if the crystal wants to be with him, and be of service during tarot readings. Then take very good care of it! Maybe it’s not the best idea to take it out when socializing, or his next crystal can be in a ring or necklace so it’s worn on the body to enhance connection, and is easier to keep track of.

Introduction to Tarot by Susan Levitt

Crystals are highly evolved minerals and are very sensitive. Their sensitivity sets them apart from other rocks. Clear quartz brings clarity, and correlates to the 7th chakra also called the crown chakra. Amethyst crystal aids in opening the third eye to develop psychic vision, and correlates to the 6th chakra. Information about tarot and crystals is in my book Introduction To Tarot on pages 219, 220, and 221.

I understand why a student would want these tools for his tarot readings. But in this instance, the Death card prevailed and the crystals went their own way!

Keep reading your cards,

Susan