2018 Capricorn New Moon begins Ox Month

January 13, 2018 § Leave a comment

NEW MOON in CAPRICORN

January 16 2018 is a new Moon in Capricorn. This new Moon, the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Pluto all in Earth sign Capricorn. Time to focus on earthly matters such as your profession, health, and parents or family. Under the influence of pragmatic, realistic Capricorn, this lunar month is good for long-range planning, and practical problem solving.

The new Moon, Sun, and Venus square Uranus, so not the best time for bold action or rebellion. Contact me for your 2018 astrology forecast to support you in planning ahead for life events. Luck is strongest for Earth signs Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo and those born in Ox, Rat, Snake, and Phoenix (Rooster) years.

WATER OX MONTH

This new Moon begins the month of the Water Ox. The natural strength and endurance of the Ox goes well with the flow of Water. Slow and steady progress during this Ox month is made smoother by the element Water to more easily move through obstacles.

This is the final month of the Chinese lunar year. The next new Moon begins the year of the Earth Dog on February 15 at 1:05 pm PST. This is also a solar eclipse that begins the month of the Tiger. Fortunately, Tiger and Dog are very compatible.

 

DOG YEAR LECTURE

SUNDAY February 4 2018
Chinese New Year: Earth Dog 2018
1-2:30pm • $21 thru Feb 3, $25 day of

Join me for my annual Chinese New Year talk at East West Book Shop in Mountain View CA. Earth Dog year is a time for honesty, fairness, and to cultivate integrity of character. Dog sniffs out the truth, corruption is exposed, and the underdog is championed. Earth Dog possesses some of the finest qualities of any of the sixty animal signs of the Chinese zodiac. The element Earth brings healing, stability, and focus on nutrition.

Learn about the Earth Dog, and how Dog year energy influences you, your family, community, and the world. Includes your personalized fortune for Earth Dog year, plus feng shui tips for 2018. To reserve tickets, call East West Books at 650-988-9800 or 800.909.6161, or go online at East West Books.

Happy new Moon,

Susan

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2018 HAPPY NEW YEAR FULL MOON

December 28, 2017 § Leave a comment

2018 New Year

FULL MOON in CANCER

Jan 1 2018 is a full Moon in Cancer. Water sign Cancer is caring and sensitive, so great for a heart-felt celebration to welcome the New Year! Plus this full Moon is a super Moon, meaning it will appear larger and brighter than usual in the night sky.

Extremely fortunate is that this new Moon creates a four-planet grand Water trine with Mars and Jupiter in Scorpio, and Neptune in Pisces. Energy is high, people are warm and friendly, and now is an excellent time for making spiritual or emotional connections. No planets are in Air signs so perhaps not the best time for intellectual pursuits or think tanks. Instead, it’s a time for inspiration, romance, and to follow your heart. Contact me for your 2018 astrology forecast, tarot reading, or feng shui consultation for the New Year.

2018 BLUE MOONS

A blue Moon occurs when there are two full Moons during one month of the Gregorian calendar. January 1 and 31 are both full Moons, making the January 31 Moon a blue Moon. March 1 and 31 are both full Moons, making the March 31 Moon a blue Moon.

2018 MERCURY RETROGRADES

Communication planet Mercury is retrograde for three weeks three times a year. Traditionally in astrology, Mercury retrograde is a time of miscommunication, technology problems, and items lost or misplaced. In Earth Dog year 2018, Mercury retrograde can be a time to follow through, keep your word, and complete projects.

March 22 – April 15 in Aries
Mercury retrograde in Fire sign Aries for strong communication and taking immediate action. Fire brings energy to complete projects, but impulsive or snap decisions can be corrected at a later time. We feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on April 15, the exact day Mercury goes direct, that begins a new lunar cycle and the month of the Fire Dragon.

July 25 – August 18 in Leo
Mercury retrograde in Fire sign Leo when communication is direct, and you can cover much ground. But watch out if people become bossy or demanding. If there are ego disputes, wait out the Mercury retrograde cycle. We still feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on September 9 that begins a new lunar cycle and Metal Phoenix (Rooster) month.

November 16 – December 6 in Sagittarius and Scorpio
Mercury retrograde in Fire sign Sagittarius November 16 – 30 to move quickly and complete tasks. Time to separate truth from fiction. Use caution to not speak so directly that conflict is created and viewpoints are polarized.
Mercury retrograde in Water sign Scorpio December 1 – 6 when emotions come to the surface. Under the influence of Scorpio, secrets can be revealed. We feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on December 6, the exact day Mercury goes direct, that begins a new lunar cycle and Wood Rat month.

 

2018 EARTH DOG YEAR LECTURE

Saturday February 4 at 1 pm, please join me for my annual Chinese New Year talk about the Year of the Earth Dog at East West Book Shop in Mountain View CA. Earth Dog year is a time for honesty, fairness, and to cultivate integrity of character. Dog sniffs out the truth, corruption is exposed, and the underdog is championed. Earth Dog possesses some of the finest qualities of any of the 60 animal signs of the Chinese zodiac. The element Earth brings healing, stability, and focus on nutrition.

Learn about Earth Dog, and how Dog year energy influences you, your family, community, and the world. Includes your personalized fortune for Earth Dog year, plus feng shui tips for 2018. You can purchase tickets online, or call East West Books at 800.909.6161.

Happy full Moon,

Susan

2017 Sagittarius New Moon begins Rat Month

December 15, 2017 § Leave a comment

NEW MOON in SAGITTARIUS

December 17 2017 is a new Moon in Sagittarius. Inspirational Fire sign Sagittarius rules the 9th house of travel, philosophy, and learning. Time to explore and expand your horizons with the new Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn all in Sagittarius. Say yes to new activities, especially after Mercury is no longer retrograde on December 22.

Under the influence of Sagittarius, people enjoy gathering together. So this holiday month is time to lighten up, socialize, and take action. Connecting with others is fortunate to give structure to your ideas, or bring your ideas into reality.

LUCKY TRINES

Very fortunate is that the new Moon, Sun, Venus, and Saturn all trine Uranus in Aries making for a very creative time! Uranus brings new discoveries, and an exciting change of pace. You can be flexible with your routine to see events in a new light, or take action with new consciousness. It’s also a powerful time for clear emotional expression, and new freedom in relationships.

More good news is that Mars conjuncts Jupiter, whereby your efforts achieve results. Jupiter, the planet that rule Sagittarius, brings optimism for the future. This conjunction in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces to follow your spirit. Pisces stimulates feelings of mercy and compassion. For some, there’s motivation to seek new truth and dive into the mysteries of life.
 
WATER RAT MONTH

This new Moon begins the month of the Water Rat, the black Rat. Rats are industrious, intelligent, and can figure a way out of any maze. Focus is back on business and finances during a Rat month.

But this Rat month is different because the element Water shapes the emotions of the black Rat to be more empathetic, and sensitive to the needs of others. Plan for an enjoyable lunar month when Rat’s epicurean, bon vivant sensibility is kindly and easily expressed with so many planets in freedom-loving Sagittarius.

WINTER SOLSTICE

Happy winter solstice! December 21at 8:28 am PST is the shortest day in the northern hemisphere, and the longest night. Winter is a seasonal time of rest — but not in active Rat month during the tail of this Fire Phoenix (Rooster) year!

Luck is strong with so many trines in heaven, especially for Fire signs Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo and those born in the year of the Rat, Ox, Dragon, and Monkey. To focus your luck, contact me for a tarot reading, astrology forecast for 2018, or a feng shui consultation.

Happy new Moon,

Susan

2017 Gemini Full Moon Peak of Pig Month

December 1, 2017 § Leave a comment

December 3 2017 is a full Moon in Air sign Gemini. Lively, effervescent Gemini is ruled by Mercury. This full Moon is opposite the Sun in Sagittarius. Plus Mercury, Venus, and Saturn are all in fiery Sagittarius that adds restlessness to Gemini’s mercurial energy.

This full Moon and Sun square Neptune in Pisces. So if feeling stressed — relax! It’s peak of Pig month to enjoys the upcoming holiday season, wrap gifts, eat, drink, and be merry. Pig enjoys the good life, as does Pig’s most compatible signs Rabbit, Tiger, and Sheep.

Mercury is retrograde from December 2 to 22. Traditionally in astrology, Mercury retrograde is a time of miscommunication, technology problems, and items lost or misplaced.

But this final Mercury retrograde of Fire Phoenix (Rooster) year can be an excellent time to focus on detailed tasks, complete projects, and clear out year-end clutter! Focus returns to business during Rat month that begins December 17, and after Mercury goes direct.

Mercury continues to conjunct Saturn, peaking again December 6 then January 12 2018. Communication can be critical, finding flaws, or there can be general negative thinking.

Fortunately, this Mercury and Saturn conjunction trines Uranus in Aries to create new solutions and more intuitive answers. Vision has breath and scope, with a balance of old and new. During this Mercury retrograde conjunct Saturn is an excellent time for a tarot reading, astrology forecast, or feng shui consultation. Contact me to schedule, or for a holiday gift certificate.

Happy full Moon,

Susan

www.susanlevitt.com

SCORPIO NEW MOON begins PIG MONTH

November 16, 2017 § Leave a comment

Moon Goddess

Venus conjunct Jupiter is very fortunate for all types of relationships. There are opportunities for new love, or an existing relationship deepens. People will be warm and friendly, and good timing for social gatherings. Venus and Jupiter trine Neptune in Pisces that inspires compassion and humanitarian instincts.

Communication can become serious as Mercury in Sagittarius conjuncts Saturn. The Sagittarian urge to speak the truth can sound more harsh than constructive.

But this astrological aspect is excellent for tech work and projects requiring precision. Mercury sextiles Mars in Libra bringing confidence to be decisive and take the initiative. Launch your plans before Mercury goes retrograde on December 2 until December 21. Mars squares Pluto so prepare to stand firm and stay focused on your goals.

 

METAL PIG MONTH

This new Moon begins the month of the Metal Pig. Pig month is time for merriment and enjoyment. Let the holiday festivities begin with some self indulgence and fun.

Pig month is also a time of peace, understanding, harmony, and fellowship. Ease and enjoyment of the good life are valued more than power and status. People can be kinder to each other in everyday interactions, and feel little need for competition. But honest Pig can be naive, so be sure that no one takes advantage of you this month, especially in financial dealings.

The element Metal in feng shui represents a clean, pristine environment. Contact me for your feng shui consultation that can do wonders for your home or office. Luck is strongest for Water signs Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer and those born in Pig, Tiger, Rabbit, and Sheep years.

Happy new Moon,

Susan

www.susanlevitt.com

 

2017 Tail of Metal DOG Month

November 15, 2017 § Leave a comment


Now are the last few days of this Metal DOG month, a powerful time for truth telling & fighting for the underdog. Stay strong! From my book TAOIST ASTROLOGY where I call the Metal Dog the white Dog, white being the color of Metal for yang astrology signs:
Metal characteristics — righteousness, independence, strong will, intensity, uprightness, determination, and the ability to focus — are natural Dog traits. This is why the white Dog is one of the most powerful animals of the Taoist zodiac.
Metal is also Dog’s earthly branch (see page 21). White Dog has a double dose of of righteousness and will. In Tibetan astrology, white Dog is referred to as the IRON DOG due to such strong Metal qualities. White Dog can become a zealot, a human pit bull who refuses to loosen his grip.
White Dog is often feared because this iron strength can be applied to either altruistic or destructive pursuits, depending on his disposition and karmic path. White Dog is true to personal morals and convictions, and does not want to be questioned or corrected. This life is one of extremes, with events in either black or white.

Dog Month #MeToo

November 11, 2017 § Leave a comment

 

November 2017 is the month of the Dog in Chinese astrology. Dog traits are honesty, integrity, and speaking up for the underdog. The truth is sniffed out, and injustice is exposed.

During this Dog month, women have come forward to openly speak about sexual assault, abuse, and harassment. And people believe the women, instead of placing shame and blame for wearing the wrong clothing, saying no when she really meant yes, or other insane justifications.

Tarana Burke started the hashtag #MeToo on Twitter to publicize these experiences and to demonstrate the massive amounts of mysogynist behavior. Millions of women posted, including me, and this is just the beginning of the discussion.

The truth telling during this Dog month gives us a sample of what to anticipate in Dog year 2018. More perpetrators of violence against women will be exposed, and will have to deal with the consequences of their behavior. I so look forward to this upcoming Earth Dog year. You have no idea.

In sisterhood,

Susan Levitt

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