2018 Aries New Moon starts Fire Dragon Month

April 13, 2018 § 3 Comments


April 15 2018 is a new Moon in Fire sign Aries. The new Moon, Sun, and Uranus are all in Aries making this lunar cycle the time for positive change and a fresh beginning.

This lunar month is excellent to start or launch an idea, product, or business. You can change your routine to clear limitations, and find or refine a form of self expression. Mercury is no longer retrograde for ease with technology, communication, and travel.

Venus in sensual Taurus trines Mars and Pluto for romance, and is favorable for all kinds of social and artistic activities. New relationships are lucky, and for those in a partnership this lunar month is ideal for a second honeymoon. Now can be a very productive time that sets a foundation for future development.


This new Moon begins the month of the powerful Fire Dragon. Energy is high during this Fire Dragon month to take action — and succeed! The Fire qualities of dynamism, passion, and leadership ability are readily expressed though the brilliance of the Fire Dragon.

Dragon’s strong healing influence brings dynamic growth for everyone, especially the Fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius and those born in Rat, Dragon, Snake, and Monkey years.

Contact me for your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation for this vibrant Fire Dragon month. More information about Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood Dragons is in my book TAOIST ASTROLOGY.

Happy new Moon,




2018 Libra Blue Moon in Rabbit Month

March 29, 2018 § 1 Comment

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March 31 2018 is a full Moon in Libra that’s a blue Moon, meaning that it’s the second full Moon in one month of the Gregorian calendar.

Air sign Libra rules the 7th house of relationships, partnership, and marriage. Focus in on relationship dynamics, how to bring healing and balance, and to hear and understand both sides. This full Moon is the peak of Rabbit month when diplomacy and loving kindness can create peaceful resolution.


The Sun conjuncts Mercury (retrograde until April 15) for possible miscommunication or a narrow vision. People may prefer to talk, not listen.

Venus conjuncts Uranus for exciting events this weekend, so be social. If partnered, create a
fresh routine. If single, perhaps there’s an unexpected romance.

Mars conjuncts Saturn to stay with established methods at work. More care and discipline may be required to complete tasks. The full Moon, Sun, and Mercury square Mars and Saturn. People may be prone to impatience, and avoid restrictions

Keep focus on relationships, with gratitude for the love that you have, and appreciation of all kinds of connections with others including animals. Contact me for your tarot card reading, astrology charts, or feng shui consultation to enhance your relationships.

Luck is strongest for the Air signs Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini and those born in Dog, Tiger, Rabbit, and Horse years.

Happy full Moon,



2018 Pisces New Moon begins Rabbit Month

March 15, 2018 § 1 Comment

rabbits enjoyNEW MOON in PISCES

March 17 2018 is a new Moon in Pisces. Water sign Pisces rules the twelfth house of intuition and dreams. The influence of Pisces can increase kindness, bring understanding to relationships, and enhance awareness of subconscious responses.

The new Moon and Sun trine Jupiter making this a very fortunate lunar cycle when creativity is strong, there is empathy for the welfare of others, and branching out to new experiences brings rewards.

The new Moon and Sun square Mars so people could be irritable with delays in the Piscean flow. Ego disputes find solutions if working for the group in this Dog year, not just for oneself. Plus Mercury and Venus are in Fire sign Aries for very direct speech. So remember to be diplomatic, a natural Rabbit trait, because…

WOOD RABBIT MONTH March 17 – April 14

This new Moon begins the month of the Wood Rabbit. Gentle Rabbit brings a calming and beneficial energy for peace, gentleness, and tending the soul. Rabbit month is time for pleasure, family gatherings, and entertainment. Rabbit is artistic, so people appreciate the arts, gourmet food, and luxuries.

Rabbit month is lucky in this Dog year because Rabbit and Dog are strong allies. The element Wood brings optimism for growth in springtime, new life, and expansion.


March 20 marks the point of equal day and equal night. A new life cycle begins as winter becomes the past, and spring brings new opportunities. Contact me for your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation for spring. Luck is strongest for the Water signs Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio and those born in Rabbit, Sheep, Dog, and Pig years.

MERCURY RETROGRADE March 22 – April 15

Traditionally in astrology, Mercury retrograde is a time of miscommunication, technology problems, and items lost or misplaced. But in Dog year, Mercury retrograde can be ideal to follow through, keep your word, and complete projects.

Mercury is retrograde in Fire sign Aries for strong communication and taking action. Fire brings energy and passion, so any 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 the next lunar month of the Fire Dragon.

Happy new Moon,



2018 Virgo Full Moon and Earth Dog

February 27, 2018 § Leave a comment


March 1st 2018 is a full Moon in Virgo. Virgo is an Earth sign that rules the 6th house of health, healing, work, and service. Time to start, or continue, to tend body, mind, and spirit during this Virgo lunar phase. Then continue throughout this Earth Dog year. After two Fire years, 2016 Fire Monkey and 2017 Fire Phoenix (Rooster) are two Earth years, 2018 Earth Dog then 2019 Earth Pig.

The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Neptune are all in Water sign Pisces. People wear their heart on their sleeve with honest expression of emotions. No planets are in Air signs so it’s easier to feel your way, not think your way, through life. Contact me to validate your plans with a tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation.

Mercury conjuncts Venus and trines Jupiter bringing inspiration, optimism, and new creative ideas. You can see the big picture, plan for Dog year, and perhaps enjoy a fun excursion this weekend. Business transactions are favorable, as is enjoying the arts and entertainment.

Mercury conjunct Venus squares Mars that can bring irritable behavior, the critical side of Virgo, or defensiveness about an issue in Dog year. Any passions that surface can help to define your values. Values and integrity are most important in a Dog year.

Luck is strongest for Earth signs Virgo, Capricorn, and Taurus and those born in Phoenix (Rooster), Ox, and Snake years.

Happy full Moon,




February 19, 2018 § 2 Comments

DOG YEAR CHARM   bunny charm

What is the best charm for 2018 Dog year? A Rabbit charm!

Dog is most compatible with Dog’s harmony trine of Dog, Tiger & Horse. Rabbit is the one other animal sign who is Dog’s ally outside the harmony trine. So your lucky charm is the animals sign who is the ally not in your harmony trine. Charms can be worn as jewelry, attached to a handbag, worn in your pocket, or placed in your clothing or wallet. You can find a Rabbit charm in the Chinatown in your city, or look online.

Note that a Rabbit charm is not recommended if you were born in Phoenix (Rooster) year because Rabbit is your opposite. And if you have Dragon charms or decorations, especially in your home, put them away this Dog year because Dog is opposite Dragon.


Rat’s ally is Ox so your charm is OX. Your harmony trine is Rat, Dragon, and Monkey.
The charm for Rat year is Ox, but not if you are a Sheep (Goat, Ram) because Ox is your opposite.

Ox’s ally is Rat so your charm is RAT. Your harmony trine is Ox, Snake, and Phoenix (Rooster).
The charm for Ox year is Rat, but not if you are a Horse because Rat is your opposite.

Tiger’s ally is Pig so your charm is PIG. Your harmony trine is Tiger, Horse, and Dog.
The charm for Tiger year is Pig, but not if you are a Snake because Pig is your opposite.

Rabbit’s ally is Dog so your charm is DOG. Your harmony trine is Rabbit, Sheep, and Pig.
The charm for Rabbit year is Dog, but not if you are a Dragon because Dog is your opposite.

Dragon’s ally is Phoenix (Rooster) so your charm is PHOENIX. Your harmony trine is Rat, Dragon, and Monkey.
The charm for Dragon year is Phoenix, but not if you are a Rabbit because Phoenix is your opposite.

Snake’s ally is Monkey so your charm is MONKEY. Your harmony trine is Rat, Dragon, and Monkey.
The charm for Snake year is Monkey, but not if you are a Tiger because Monkey is your opposite.

Horse’s ally is Sheep (Goat, Ram) so your charm is SHEEP. Your harmony trine is Tiger, Horse, and Dog.
The charm for Horse year is Sheep, but not if you are an Ox because Sheep is your opposite.

Sheep’s ally is Horse so your charm is HORSE. Your harmony trine is Rabbit, Sheep, and Pig.
The charm for Sheep year is Horse, but not if you are a Rat because Horse is your opposite.

Monkey’s ally is Snake so your charm is SNAKE. Your harmony trine is Rat, Dragon, and Monkey.
The charm for Monkey year is Snake, but not if you are a Pig because Snake is your opposite.

Phoenix’s ally is Dragon so your charm is DRAGON — but no Dragon in this Dog year! Your harmony trine is Ox, Snake, and Phoenix (Rooster). The charm for Phoenix year is Dragon, but not if you are a Dog because Dragon is your opposite.

Dog’s ally is Rabbit so your charm is RABBIT. Your harmony trine is Tiger, Horse, and Dog.
The charm for Dog year is Rabbit, but not if you are a Phoenix (Rooster) because Rabbit is your opposite.

Pig’s ally is Tiger so your charm is TIGER. Your harmony trine is Rabbit, Sheep, and Pig.
The charm for Pig year is Tiger, but not if you are a Monkey because Tiger is your opposite.

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

So to enhance your luck, keep your home and workplace clean and tidy. Then it will be easier to stay balanced and not become overwhelmed, especially at work. Contact me for your feng shui consultation for Dog year.

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

Wishing you good luck in Dog year,



2018 Dog Year begins on Solar Eclipse

February 8, 2018 § Leave a comment

Earth Dog


The new Moon in Aquarius on February 15 2018 at 1:05 pm PST, also a solar eclipse, begins the year of the Earth Dog and the month of the exciting Wood Tiger.

Dog year is a time of fairness and equality. Controversial issues are given their due, revolutions are successful, politics are liberal, and political oppression is opposed. Integrity and honesty are the values that lead to success under Dog’s watchful and just influence.


In Chinese society, Dogs are the favored domestic animal because they are loyal to their owners. And like a Dog, those born in the year of the Dog possess the admirable canine qualities of loyalty and integrity.

Direct and frank, Dog does not pay much attention to superficial details and has little patience for frivolity. Yet Dog likes to be spontaneous. Honest and trustworthy, Dog makes an excellent friend who always takes your side. Dogs won’t hesitate to make sacrifices for people and ideas they believe in.


Of the five Taoist elements Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood, this is the year of the Earth Dog.

Stable, honest, practical, reliable, kind, and loyal are Earth qualities. The element Earth enriches Dog’s character and adds needed stability. The Earth Dog is endowed with some of the finest qualities of all the astrology signs. Earth Dogs can succeed in their endeavors, and possess nobility of character. More Earth Dog information is in my book TAOIST ASTROLOGY.





Contact me for your Dog year personalized astrology forecast, tarot card reading, or feng shui consultation for luck in Dog year.

RAT – Rat and Dog are smart and sharp. You’ll find many ways to succeed. But Dog requires honesty so no cutting corners. Use this element Earth year to improve health and take care. You start a powerful life cycle in Metal Rat 2020. Looking for love in Dog year? Rat is most compatible with another Rat, Dragon, or Monkey. Ox is also compatible. Horse is least compatible.

OX – Ox and Dog are both hard workers who possess integrity of character. Just don’t get stuck, especially in summer. Year end becomes fortunate because you and Dog share similar values and are on the same wavelength. Looking for love in Dog year? Ox is most compatible with another Ox, Phoenix (Rooster), or Snake. Rat is also compatible. Sheep is least compatible.

TIGER – You are ready for a new, fortunate life cycle in Dog year! Dog and Tiger are strong allies, along with Horse, so luck is with you. An excellent year, perhaps one of the best in your life, with many opportunities. Looking for love in Dog year? Tiger is most compatible with another Tiger, Horse, or Dog. Pig is also compatible. Monkey is least compatible.

RABBIT – Dog is your champion and protector. You can feel secure, and then allow your creativity to flow this year. Now begins a fortunate two year cycle for Rabbit, 2018 Earth Dog and 2019 Earth Pig. Looking for love in Dog year? Rabbit is most compatible with another Rabbit, Sheep, or Pig. Dog is also compatible. Phoenix (Rooster) is least compatible.

DRAGON – Dog is your opposite, and is a realistic, no-nonsense hard worker. You have different values, so avoid confrontations that can lead to a big unexpected dogfight. Fire Dragon month April 15 – May 14 is best to take action. Looking for love in Dog year? Dragon is most compatible with another Dragon, a Rat, or Monkey. Phoenix (Rooster) is also compatible. Dog is least compatible.

SNAKE – Social Dog likes the pack, and can be an extrovert for a cause. Snake prefers to be introverted and selective. But try to be more social. Ten months are lucky, no big problems are foreseen, and Snake can have a very good year. Looking for love in Dog year? Snake is most compatible with another Snake, Ox, or Phoenix (Rooster). Monkey is also compatible. Pig is least compatible.

HORSE – An amazingly fortunate year for you! All twelve months of Dog year are fortunate. Dog is your ally, and you’ll feel the support from others. This is your year for travel, exploration, luck in relationships, and some great times. Looking for love in Dog year? Horse is most compatible with another Horse, Dog, or Tiger. Sheep is also compatible. Rat is least compatible.

SHEEP – This Earth Dog year can be a positive and healing year for Sheep, who appreciate the calming influence of the element Earth after two Fire years. So take care, especially in winter. Lay the foundation for your lucky year Pig 2019. Looking for love in Dog year? Sheep is most compatible with another Sheep, Pig, or Rabbit. Horse is also compatible. Ox is least compatible.

MONKEY – A good year for Monkeys, even though Dog follows laws and rules, and Monkey breaks laws and rules. Just don’t get caught in a Dog year! Lay low in Tiger month February 15 – March 16, and during double Dog month (year and month) October 8 – November 6. Looking for love in Dog year? Monkey is most compatible with another Monkey, Rat, or Dragon. Snake is also compatible. Tiger is least compatible.

PHOENIX (Rooster) – Phoenix and Dog both respect good work, honesty, and integrity of character. But try to work collectively this year, not strike out on your own. A good year to follow up on projects from 2017 your Phoenix year. Looking for love in Dog year? Phoenix is most compatible with another Phoenix (if they don’t peck each other), Ox, or Snake. Dragon is also compatible. Rabbit is least compatible.

DOG – Dog starts a fortunate twelve year cycle now! You come into your power, are respected, and can emerge a leader. Eleven months are lucky, especially double Dog month (year and month) October 8 – November 6, with only one neutral Dragon month April 15 – May 14. Looking for love in Dog year? Dog is most compatible with another Dog, Tiger, or Horse. Rabbit is also compatible. Dragon is least compatible.

PIG – Anticipate two very good years: 2018 Earth Dog, then 2019 Earth Pig that are excellent to get married, buy a home, have a child, or start a business. Pig enjoys eleven fortunate months this year, with only one challenging Fire Snake month May 15 – June 12. Looking for love in Dog year? Pig is most compatible with another Pig, Sheep, or Rabbit. Tiger is also compatible. Snake is least compatible.

Happy new Moon,

Susan Levitt

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2018 Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse in Leo

January 27, 2018 § 2 Comments


Sunday February 4 2018
Chinese New Year: Earth Dog 2018
1-2:30 pm • $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 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 online at East West Events.


January 31 2018 is a full Moon that’s a super Moon, meaning it will appear larger and brighter than usual in the night sky. This full Moon is also a Blue Moon that occurs when there are two full Moons during one month of the Gregorian calendar. January 1 and 31 are both full Moons, so January 31 is a Blue Moon. This also a total lunar eclipse when Earth’s shadow falls on the full Moon. This shadow will have a reddish tint, and is referred to as a Blood Moon.

This super Blue Blood Moon eclipse is in creative and and flamboyant Leo. Fire sign Leo is the ruler of the 5th house of creativity, art, and children. Perhaps the eclipse can reveal hidden artistic talents. The Sun conjuncts Venus to socialize and attract new people, and express creativity through relationships. Venus aspects Jupiter to seek beauty, and can inspire creative expression, but can also inspire living large and overspending. Saturn and Neptune are unaspected so people can be unclear about their actions or objectives.

Fortunately, Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto all in Capricorn help keep things grounded, as does the Ox influence during these last two weeks of Ox month — and the final two weeks of Fire Phoenix (Rooster) year. Ox and Phoenix are very compatible because they are both realistic, hard-working, and pragmatic. Time to clean up, organize, and prepare for the next new Moon that begins the year of the Dog.



February 2 marks the solar point between winter solstice and spring equinox. Animals awaken after winter hibernation, hence Groundhog Day for augury from the movement of animals. The seasonal wheel turns towards springtime. Chinese New Year is a spring festival that begins on the new Moon on February 15 2018. Contact me for your 2018 Dog Year astrology forecast. For the next two weeks, luck is strongest for Fire signs Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries and those born during the years of the Monkey, Rat, Ox, and Dragon.

Happy full Moon,