Waxing or Waning Moon?

March 29, 2017 § Leave a comment

Tonight is a sliver of crescent Moon in Taurus as the lunar cycle begins. The Sun is in Aries, and it’s Wood Dragon month, so time to take action this spring as the Moon waxes to full.

How to tell if the Moon is waxing or waning? DOC.
The waxing Moon is shaped like the curve in the letter D.
The full Moon is the letter O.
The waning Moon is shaped like the letter C.

It’s that simple. Just remember DOC.

More lunar phase info.

2017 Aries New Moon begins Dragon Month

March 24, 2017 § Leave a comment

NEW MOON in ARIES

March 27 2017 is a new Moon in Aries the ram. Fire sign Aries is courageous, a brave leader, and an independent spirit. The new Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Uranus are all in Aries. So take action and move forward as this new Moon waxes to full on April 10 because on April 9, Mercury goes retrograde for three weeks until May 3. During Mercury retrograde it’s good to redo, restructure, and reorganize.

Fortunately, Mars sextiles Neptune and trines Pluto bringing activities that can benefit the common good, with focus on higher principles. Creative ambition is stimulated, and there’s an awareness of long-range objectives. People have a high energy level and drive for success, especially professional success, with renewed strength and confidence.

There is a stressful cardinal T-square between Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto making it easy to spread your energy too thinly, become overwhelmed, or behave recklessly. Should this occur, the Mercury retrograde cycle is ideal to regroup.

WOOD  DRAGON  MONTH

This new Moon starts the month of the powerful Dragon. Of the five Taoist elements Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood this is the month of the Wood Dragon. The element Wood represents spring, the time of growth and movement like plants growing in springtime. Dragon’s earthly branch is Wood, giving Wood Dragon a double dose of Wood’s enthusiasm, drive, creativity, and idealism.

Luck is strongest during this lunar month for the Fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius and those born in Dragon, Monkey, Rat, and Phoenix (Rooster) years. Contact me for your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation in this Dragon month.

Happy new Moon,

Susan

2017 Virgo Full Moon March 12

March 9, 2017 § Leave a comment

Virgo full Moon on March 12, not 10. I apologize for the typo.

March 12 2017 is a full Moon in Virgo. Earth sign Virgo rules the 6th house of health, service, and work. These activities are the focus of this full Moon energy, and the energy of the next two weeks as the lunar cycle wanes.

Fortunately, the full Moon trines Pluto making emotions stronger with more sensitivity and empathy towards others. Pluto brings psychological insights that lead to growth and understanding. Relationships can be a source of self discovery. Connections are not superficial, and there is a desire for depth in all your interactions. Plus love planet Venus is retrograde from March 4 until April 15. If relationship problems come to the surface, strong ones survive. Weak ones can be reevaluated.

Saturn is the planet of maturity, duty, and hard work. Saturn in Sagittarius squares the full Moon, and the Sun and Mercury in Pisces. There could be delays at work, and colleagues might feel discouraged. Or there could be difficulties in communication due to conflicting viewpoints. So strive to be clear about what work obligations are yours, and what are for others. Mental discipline is important now because it’s easy to be judgemental or have negative thoughts.

Luck is strongest for Earth signs Virgo, Capricorn, and Taurus and those born in Phoenix (Rooster), Ox, and Snake years. Contact me for your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation.

Happy full Moon,

Susan

2017 Full Moon in Virgo

March 8, 2017 § 2 Comments

March 12 2017 is a full Moon in Virgo. Earth sign Virgo rules the 6th house of health, service, and work. These activities are the focus of this full Moon energy, and the energy of the next two weeks as the lunar cycle wanes.

Fortunately, the full Moon trines Pluto making emotions stronger with more sensitivity and empathy towards others. Pluto brings psychological insights that lead to growth and understanding. Relationships can be a source of self discovery. Connections are not superficial, and there is a desire for depth in all your interactions. Plus love planet Venus is retrograde from March 4 until April 15. If relationship problems come to the surface, strong ones survive. Weak ones can be reevaluated.

Saturn is the planet of maturity, duty, and hard work. Saturn in Sagittarius squares the full Moon, and the Sun and Mercury in Pisces. There could be delays at work, and colleagues might feel discouraged. Or there could be difficulties in communication due to conflicting viewpoints. So strive to be clear about what work obligations are yours, and what are for others. Mental discipline is important now because it’s easy to be judgemental or have negative thoughts.

Luck is strongest for Earth signs Virgo, Capricorn, and Taurus and those born in Phoenix (Rooster), Ox, and Snake years. Contact me for your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation.

Happy full Moon,

Susan

2017 Pisces Eclipse begins Rabbit Month

February 22, 2017 § 2 Comments

NEW MOON IN PISCES

February 26 2017 is new Moon solar eclipse in Pisces. Water sign Pisces is artistic, sensitive, and highly intuitive. An eclipse is an absence of light when the shadow is seen, so deep feelings and emotions can rise to the surface to be transformed.

The new Moon conjuncts the Sun, Mercury, and Neptune in Pisces for integration of feelings. Moods are stronger than the rational mind, disposition can change quickly, and it’s easy to be overwhelmed by small matters. Therefore, this lunar month is ideal for meditation, contemplation, and to focus on self care and your domestic life. Artistic endeavors are favored, and imagination is powerful.

WATER RABBIT MONTH

This new Moon eclipse begins the month of the Water Rabbit. Water is the most yin element, and adds softness to gentle Rabbit. Water Rabbit is a deep feeling and empathetic soul who dislikes conflict and competition.

Rabbit is opposite Phoenix (Rooster) in Taoist astrology. During Water Rabbit month in this Fire Phoenix year, take care and proceed with caution. A good use of Rabbit energy is to create beauty and harmony in your home. Contact me for your feng shui consultation.

MARS CONJUNCT URANUS

Mars, the red planet of war and courage, is in fiery Aries. Mars is conjunct Uranus, the planet of rebellion and change. This can bring rash behavior, anger, or sudden upsets. People want freedom, refuse limitations, and rebel against authority.

A solution is to put energy into a project or cause greater than yourself, and that serves the collective good. Saturn in Sagittarius trines both Mars and Uranus bringing stability, and a balance of old structures with new opportunities.

PLUTO SQUARES

Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus square Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto squares can bring power struggles and disagreements. Ambition is aroused, and there is a strong desire for power and domination. So cultivate the way of peaceful Pisces
and gentle Rabbit during this lunar month. Luck is strongest for Water signs Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio and those born in Rabbit, Sheep, and Pig years.

Happy new Moon,

Susan

2017 Lucky Charms

February 18, 2017 § 3 Comments

aventurine-rooster-ox-snake-zodiac-allies-hanging1-500x500We are three weeks into Fire Phoenix (Rooster) year, and I’ve received questions about lucky charms so I decided to share the info in this post.

A popular charm is a Rooster (or Bird) with best friends Snake and Ox. These three signs together make a yin harmony trine of animals.

Charms can be worn as jewelry, attached to a handbag, worn in your pocket, or placed in your clothing or wallet.

HARMONY TRINES

Phoenix correlates to Virgo, Snake to Taurus, and Ox to Capricorn just like an Earth trine in western astrology.

The yin harmony trine grouping of Rabbit, Sheep, and Pig correlate to Water signs Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio.

The yang harmony trine grouping of Tiger, Horse, and Dog correlate to Air signs Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra.

The yang harmony trine grouping of Monkey, Rat, and Dragon correlate to Fire signs Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries.

For more information and details about relationship compatibility, see pages 36 through 43 of my book Taoist Astrology.

dragon-charmYOUR ALLY

Another type of charm is to wear the animal sign who is Phoenix’s one close ally outside the harmony trine. Phoenix’s ally is Dragon. Phoenix and Dragon together are a symbol of marriage and harmony in relationship. Dragon is very compatible with Phoenix, just like Phoenix’s buddies Snake and Ox. Therefore the Dragon ally harmony charm is the very fortunate this year.

Rat’s ally is Ox.
Ox’s ally is Rat.
Tiger’s ally is Pig.
Rabbit’s ally is Dog.
Dragon’s ally is Phoenix.
Snake’s ally is Monkey.
Horse’s ally is Sheep.
Sheep’s ally is Horse.
Monkey’s ally is Snake.
Phoenix’s ally is Dragon.
Dog’s ally is Rabbit.
Pig’s ally is Tiger.

But if you are born in the year, month, day or hour of the Dog (especially year), then Dragon is not fortunate for you because Dragon is opposite Dog. Oppositions are Rat with Horse, Ox with Sheep, Tiger with Monkey, Rabbit with Phoenix, Dragon with Dog, and Snake with Pig.

strong-dragonA Dragon charm is lucky for you if you love Dragons, were born in Dragon year, month, day, or hour, or if Dragon is a favored animal. And if you do not have Dog in your chart because Dragon is opposite Dog.

Personally, I won’t carry a Dragon charm this year because Dragon is so very powerful a sign. As a Sheep with Rabbit month and Pig day, this is a bit too strong for my gentle energy. And my best friend is my sister who was born in Dog year so I do not want to have a Dragon around her.

Note that the Chinese Dragon is very dynamic and magical, and is a symbol of the Emperor — nothing like the evil Dragon in western interpretations such as St. George slaying the Dragon. So use a Chinese Dragon, not a western one.

dragon-phoenixKnow that you can have luck this year without wearing or carrying any charms. A tidy work station can advance your career as much as the finest jade Dragon charm on your desk. A clean bedroom can strengthen your relationship as much as carrying a Phoenix and Dragon charm in your handbag.

So to enhance your luck, keep your home and workplace clean and very tidy. Then during stressful times in this Fire Phoenix year, it will be easier to stay balanced and not become overwhelmed. If you want to add a charm, then chose carefully the most fortunate charm for you.

Wishing you good luck and rebirth in this Fire Phoenix year,

Susan

2017 Lunar Eclipse in Leo

February 8, 2017 § Leave a comment

 

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FULL MOON ECLIPSE

The full Moon on February 10, 2017 is a lunar eclipse in Fire sign Leo. An eclipse is an absence of light when the shadow is seen, so this full Moon eclipse concerns Leo issues of creativity, courage, and self expression. Five planets are in Fire signs, and it’s still the month of the Tiger for the next two weeks, so pouncing on opportunities and taking action is fortunate.

The full Moon trines Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries, creating a lucky grand Fire trine. People are more realistic about goals than in 2016 Fire Monkey year, and you can build on your current foundation to create something new. Mercury is not retrograde until April 9 so this springtime is ideal for creativity and action.

Romance is favored as Venus conjunct Mars in Aries brings love, passion, and a spark of romance. Plus it’s a good time to smooth out relationship issues as the full Moon wanes.

Many sextiles between Air and Fire signs bring harmony: Mercury exalted in Aquarius sextiles Venus to more easily communication emotions, and inspires writing and poetry. Jupiter in Libra sextiles the full Moon and Saturn for warm feelings, maturity, and depth of awareness. The Sun in Aquarius sextiles Saturn and Uranus to organize your thoughts, expand your perception, and be open to new learning.

Jupiter is opposite Uranus and squares Pluto in Capricorn in a cardinal T-square. Ambitions are aroused in this Fire Phoenix (Rooster) year, but discipline may be required to follow rules or work within limits.

Contact me at susan@susanlevitt.com for your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation for 2017.

Happy full Moon,

Susan