Fire Monkey New Moon

February 3, 2016 § Leave a comment

2016 Fire Monkey Year

February 8, 2016  at 6:39 am PST is a new Moon in Aquarius that begins the year of the Fire Monkey. Chinese New Year is the the second new Moon after Winter Solstice. Click here for personality traits of the Monkey. Click here for Fire Monkey feng shui tips.

Monkey cutenessThe year of the Monkey is ideal for a quantum leap in your life! Now is the time to shake things up, create change, and innovate a new path. Join Monkey’s enthusiast energy when risks are rewarded and anything can happen. Even the most ambitious plans can succeed. There will be more than enough action and opportunity to keep you busy. In Monkey year, it’s fine to just make it up as you go along. Just don’t be gullible and trust the wrong people, or wily Monkey will take all the peanuts and leave you only shells.

Those born in Monkey years (1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016) are clever, sharp, mercurial, and entertaining. They are wonderful to be around because they are fun, creative, and bring the sparkling energy that only Monkey can provide. Monkeys embodies strong leadership potential and, like their best friend the Dragon, won’t allow anyone to tell her them to do. Uninhibited Monkeys rarely are embarrassed by anything, and are free to fearlessly express their creativity in all walks of life.

In addition to acute mental alertness, Monkey also possesses physical stamina. Monkey is good with her hands, has skills and dexterity with machines, naturally has technological talents, and can easily master new concepts. A superb generalist, Monkey can do anything! In relationships, a Monkey loves romance, and is very sensitive and generous. But she can be fickle, run hot or cold, and treat relationships like a game. But everyone loves the Monkey, and the birth rate skyrockets in Asia during a Monkey year.

Element FIRE HeartOf the five Taoist elements Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood, 2016 is the year of the red Fire Monkey. Red means go! Fire brings passion, creativity, and joy. Fire types are strong, dynamic, and can overcome illness and obstacles. Just be aware to not jump ahead of yourself this year, especially during the heat of summer.

And try to calm what is called Monkey mind in Buddhism: jump to a branch, grab a banana, peel it, take a bite, drop it. Then jump to the next branch, grab a banana, peel it, take a bite, and drop it in a useless tail-chasing cycle. As soon as you realize that a path is not fruitful, try a new one instead of staying stuck and trying to analyze the past.

Monkey King

To truly understand Monkey, I recommend the story of Monkey’s transformation as explained in the Chinese classic novel Journey To The West. My favorite translation is by Baptist missionary Timothy Richard and is titled The Monkey King’s Amazing Adventure: A Journey To The West in Search of Enlightenment.

Monkey year is very fortunate for all Monkeys, and for Monkey’s friends the Rat, Dragon, and Snake. Monkey energy can, at times, be problematic for the Tiger. Monkey correlates to the western sign Leo. Call me at 415.642.8019 or email susan@ susanlevitt.com to schedule your tarot card reading, astrology forecast, or feng shui consultation for Monkey year.

Lucky Hours

In Monkey year, activities are more successful when undertaken during hours that are favorable for the Monkey: the Rat, Dragon, Snake, and Monkey hours.

Rat hours are 11 pm – 1 am

Dragon hours are 7 – 9 am

Snake hours are 9 – 11 am

Monkey hours are 3 – 5 pm

Your Fortune in Fire Monkey Year

RAT – You and Monkey are best friends along with Dragon. Now life can be fun and exciting, full of Monkey-inspired treats and surprises. Monkey 2016 is excellent for you to get married or engaged, to launch new endeavors, or have a child. Periodically, take time to stop and regroup or rethink when needed, especially during the 2016 Mercury retrograde cycles April 28 – May 22, Aug 30 – Sept 21, and Dec 19 – Jan 8 2017. Looking for love in Monkey year? Rat is most compatible with another Rat, a Dragon, or Monkey. Ox is also compatible.

OX – Wily Monkey energy adds some liveliness to Ox’s routine, and Monkey year is a great time for you to experience a big change of scenery. But Monkey’s fast ways aren’t your style. Ox prefers slow, steady, and natural. But Ox respects Monkey, who takes risks, is a good leader, and knows how to succeed. Next year Phoenix (Rooster) 2017 is your lucky year. Looking for love in Monkey year? Ox is most compatible with another Ox, a Serpent, or Phoenix. Rat is also compatible. Sheep is least compatible.

TIGER – Monkey is your opposite. But you still benefit from the action and liveliness of Monkey year. Monkey can stretch the truth, so think before you pounce. Not all ideas are worth pursuing. Looking for love in Monkey year? Tiger is most compatible with another Tiger, Horse, or Dog. Pig is also compatible. Monkey is least compatible.

RABBIT – Monkey brings many opportunities that you will enjoy: travel, social events, fine dining, fairs, and festivals. Enjoy the Monkey fun, and express your creative side. Rest if you feel overwhelmed by too much activity. Feng shui of your home and office is a must for sensitive Rabbit to maintain balance during Monkey year. Looking for love in Monkey year? Rabbit is most compatible with another Rabbit, a Sheep, or a Pig. Dog is also compatible. Phoenix (Rooster) is least compatible.

DRAGON – Your lucky year! Say yes to everything! Monkey is your best friend (along with Rat) so you’ll like the vibrant and exciting energy of this Fire Monkey year. There are opportunities for success in business. Just avoid lawsuits or any type of legal entanglement. Looking for love in Monkey year? Dragon is most compatible with another Dragon, a Rat, or a Monkey. Phoenix (Rooster) is also compatible. Dog is least compatible.

SNAKE – You and Monkey are on the same wavelength. Luck is with you this year, especially during summer. And your good luck continues in Phoenix (Rooster) year 2017. But lay low when in doubt because 2016 yang Fire energy can, at times, be too stimulating for yin Snake, even the 1977 Fire Snake. Looking for love in Monkey year? Snake is most compatible with another Snake, an Ox, or Phoenix (Rooster). Monkey is also compatible. Pig is least compatible.

HORSE – Fire Monkey brings lots of active, yang energy that Horse thrives on and finds inspiring. A year for adventure, new journeys, and excitement. Just don’t let affairs get out of hand in summer. Looking for love in Monkey year? Horse is most compatible with another Horse, a Dog, or Tiger. Sheep is also compatible. The Rat is least compatible.

SHEEP – Success can continue from the previous Sheep year. But Monkey’s fast pace is not always to your liking. Extravagance is popular in a Monkey year, and people want luxuries. So be sure to avoid debt because “Sheep eat paper” meaning that Sheep can really spend. Travel is highlighted, especially in summer, but do it on your own terms. Looking for love in Monkey year? Sheep is most compatible with another Sheep, a Pig, or Rabbit. Horse is also compatible. Ox is least compatible.

MONKEY – Now is your year for action! All seasons are fortunate but luck is strongest in autumn. You benefit from the strong, fiery, yang energy of your own year. An excellent time to start new endeavors, succeed in business, and make big change happen. Seek new horizons through travel and adventure this year when risks are rewarded, and reticence loses out. Fire Monkey year is not a yin cycle when things come to you, but a yang cycle to go out and get! Looking for love in Monkey year? Monkey is most compatible with another Monkey, a Rat, or Dragon. Snake is also compatible. Tiger is least compatible.

PHOENIX (Rooster) – Roster, Chicken, Cock, Hen? I call you Phoenix, offering a lifetime of opportunities to be reborn and transformed. Monkey year is a time of excitement, adventure, and new experiences for you. It’s fine to take risks and discover new outcomes. Take a chance because you’ll discover very quickly what does work, or what’s not worth pursuing. You start a new life cycle in Fire Phoenix year 2017. Looking for love in Monkey year? Phoenix is most compatible with another Phoenix (if they don’t peck each other), an Ox, or Snake. Dragon is also compatible. Rabbit is least compatible. In Phoenix year 2017 you’ll start a new life cycle.

DOG – Monkey year brings yang energy to get things done, and Dog likes accomplishments. There’s much activity and personal involvement in this passionate Fire Monkey year. This new energy is inspiring to Dog, but it might encourage you to be overly enthusiastic or unrealistic. So stay vigilant and responsible, natural Dog traits, because projects might not develop as planned. A year to stay balanced and avoid extremes of temperament. You’ll start a new life cycle in Earth Dog year 2018. Looking for love in Monkey year? Dog is most compatible with another Dog, a Tiger, or a Horse. Rabbit is also compatible. Dragon is least compatible.

PIG – Monkey  year can inspire you to be the life of the party! So join the whirlwind activities in this exciting Fire Monkey year. Accept all social invitations, and travel is highlighted. Just keep a clear perspective and not get carried away. Don’t let people take advantage of your generosity, or mistake kindness for weakness. Looking for love in Monkey year? Pig is most compatible with another Pig, a Sheep, or Rabbit. Tiger is also compatible. Snake is least compatible.

Happy New Year of the Monkey,

Susan

MERCURY DIRECT

January 25, 2016 § Leave a comment

Mercury on the go

 

Communication planet MERCURY goes direct today at 1:50 pm PT, is no longer retrograde, but we can still feel the influence until February 8 when the new Moon starts a new cycle. The upcoming Mercury retrograde cycles in 2016 are:

April 28 – May 22 in Earth sign Taurus. Good to review, organize, and stay solid.

August 30 – September 21 in Earth sign Virgo. Mercury is comfortable in its rulership sign Virgo.

December 19 – January 8, 2017 in Earth sign Capricorn. Time to review and organize finances and legacies.

Traditionally in astrology, Mercury retrograde is a time of miscommunication, technology problems, and items lost or misplaced.

But Mercury retrogrades during 2016 Fire Monkey year are excellent times to stop and slow down to review, rethink, and redo before the next adventure.

Fire Monkey year begins on February 8, 2016 on new Moon in Aquarius at 6:39 am PT.

Good luck,

Susan

2016 LEO FULL MOON

January 20, 2016 § Leave a comment

Cuddly LeosFULL MOON in LEO

January 23, 2016 at 5:46 pm PT is a full Moon in Leo. Time to express yourself under the influence of dynamic Fire sign Leo! So use these last two weeks of Sheep year to create beauty in your environment. Make your home comfy, and make your workplace lovely. Monkey year begins on the new Moon February 8.

Venus, Mercury, and Pluto are all in Earth sign Capricorn to get jobs done, and to make bold moves that complete projects. Fortunately Mars trines Neptune in Waters signs, Jupiter trines Pluto in Earth signs, and Saturn trines Uranus in Fire signs. Focused activities bring results, you can make positive change at your own pace, and still have a creative balance of old and new. Luck is strongest for Fire signs Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius and those born in Monkey, Dragon, and Rat years.

Monkey cuteness2016 FIRE MONKEY YEAR TALK

Please join me Saturday January 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm for my annual Chinese New Year talk at East West Bookshop in Mountain View, California. Discover how 2016 Fire Monkey energy influences you, your family, community, and the world. Includes your personal fortune for Monkey year, and five elements feng shui tips to welcome magical Monkey! I encourage you to call East West at 650.988.9800 to purchase your tickets in advance because the event sells out.

Click here to read about Fire Monkey year. Click here for feng shui tips in Fire Monkey year. Call me at 415.642.8019 or email susan@ susanlevitt.com to schedule your tarot card reading, astrology forecast, or feng shui consultation for Monkey year.

Happy full Moon,

Susan

San Francisco, CA

WESTERN ASTROLOGY SIGNS in 2016 FIRE MONKEY YEAR

January 16, 2016 § 1 Comment

Monkey cutenessWESTERN SIGNS in 2016 FIRE MONKEY YEAR

ARIES – You’re a cardinal, active Fire sign, and this is a Fire Monkey year, so time to put your plans into action. You can cover much ground. Fine to keep changing course until you find the lane that’s just right for you. Aries the Ram correlates to the magnificent Dragon of Taoist astrology.

TAURUS – The Bull and the Monkey are two very different animals, so avoid chaos by staying true to yourself; cultivate your love of art and beauty. Monkey year energy can take you in new directions. Taurus the bull correlates to the wise and beautiful Snake of Taoist astrology.

GEMINI – Your mercurial ways and quit wit can take you far in Monkey year. Time to expand your circle, and to put your innovative ideas into action. Travel is fortunate for you this year. Gemini the twins correlate to the popular, fun-loving Horse of Taoist astrology.

CANCER – Fire Monkey energy might be too yang for a gentle soul like you. Enjoy the party but schedule time to recover before your next adventure. During a Monkey year you won’t be bored! Cancer the crab correlates to the kind, artistic Sheep (Goat, Ram) of Taoist astrology.

LEO – Monkey correlates to the Western sign Leo so this is your year! You’re a Fire sign, and this is a Fire year, so take action. Roar your way to success! Be the leader and people will follow. Leo the Lion/ess can bring out the best traits of the ingenious, brilliant Monkey of Taoist astrology.

VIRGO – You carefully plan before acting, unlike Monkey who takes risks without analyzing any data. Take a tip from fun Monkey and cut loose. Explore in 2016. Save your serious plans for 2017 Phoenix (Rooster) year, your lucky year. Virgo the Virgin correlates to the impeccable Phoenix (Rooster) of Taoist astrology.

LIBRA –  Strive to stay balanced and not indulge in Monkey mind overthinking.Stay balanced in your relationships because Monkey treats relationships like a game.  You start a new 12-year life cycle in Earth Dog year 2018 when your patience will be rewarded. Libra the Scale correlates to the loyal Dog of Taoist astrology.

SCORPIO – Monkey is entertaining, creative, and fun. So lighten up and be less intense this year! Take a far away trip for a needed change of scenery. You’ll find new discoveries under the influence of trickster Monkey. Scorpio the Scorpion, Serpent, Eagle, or Phoenix correlates to the sensual Pig (Boar)of Taoist astrology.

SAGITTARIUS –  You’re a mutable Fire sign, and this is a Fire year, so timing works in your favor. Success comes easily so get going and stay active all year. You can rest late winter for your birthday. Sagittarius the archer correlates to the clever Rat of Taoist astrology.

CAPRICORN – Fire Monkey energy is very different from your solid, earthy methods. So be the voice of reason this year and win the admiration of family and colleagues. 2017 is luckier for you to make big changes so stay steady now. Capricorn the Goat correlates to the patient, diligent Ox of Taoist astrology.

AQUARIUS – Monkey energy is lively and innovative, two qualities appreciated by Aquarius. Time to express yourself and seek more freedom. Luck is with you to take the first steps to your achieving your goals. You’ll find out fast what does or does not work. Aquarius the Water Bearer correlates to the daring, impulsive Tiger of Taoist astrology.

PISCES – It’s easy to get swept up in Fire Monkey’s fast, exciting energy. But you are sensitive so take breaks throughout Monkey year to restore your health. Follow your intuition when faced with too many choices. Pisces the Fishes correlates to the gentle, diplomatic Rabbit (Hare, Cat) of Taoist astrology.

Wishing you a happy and lucky year of the Fire Monkey,

Susan Levitt

San Francisco, CA

 

2016 Capricorn New Moon begins Ox Month

January 6, 2016 § Leave a comment

new-moon-goddessNEW MOON in CAPRICORN

January 9, 2016 at 5:30 pm PT is a new Moon in Capricorn. The Sun, new Moon, Mercury, and Pluto are all in  Earth sign Capricorn. This lunar cycle is time to focus on earth-plane matters such as health, finances, and completing projects. Mercury is still retrograde until January 25 that’s good to redo, review, and restructure.

Very fortunate is that the Sun, new Moon, and Mercury trine Jupiter in Virgo. Jupiter trines bring luck and good fortune. You can plan, organize, and see the big picture. Love planet Venus conjuncts Saturn so relationships are more serious, and loyalty is important. Some relationships could break up if there is not a solid foundation, but timing is right to let go. Plus the Sun and new Moon square Uranus that can be disruptive, so stick to your routine under the influence of steady Capricorn.

EARTH OX MONTH

This new Moon begins the month of the Earth Ox. Solid Ox values honesty, integrity of character, and reward from hard work. Click here to learn about the characteristics of the Ox. Use this final month of Sheep year to get organized and tidy up before Monkey year begins on the next new Moon. Do not start Monkey year running on empty!

Luck is strongest for Earth signs Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo and those born in Ox, Snake, and Phoenix (Rooster) years. Call me at 415.642.8019 in San Francisco or email susan@susanlevitt.com to schedule your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation for 2016.

2016 FIRE MONKEY YEAR TALK

Monkey solves problemsPlease join me on Saturday January 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm for my annual Chinese New Year talk at East West Bookshop in Mountain View, California. Discover how Fire Monkey energy influences you, your family, community, and the world. Includes your personal fortune for Monkey year, and five elements feng shui tips to welcome magical Monkey.

I encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance by calling East West  Bookshop at 650.988.9800 because the event sells outs. I look forward to seeing you.

Happy new Moon,

Susan

2016 MERCURY RETROGRADES

December 30, 2015 § 1 Comment

HERMESMERCURY RETROGRADES

Here are the 2016 Mercury retrograde dates to make your travel plans and other arrangements:

January 5 – 25 in Air sign Aquarius. Good for think tank, new ideas, and networking. Mercury is exalted in Aquarius, the best sign for Mercury.

April 28 – May 22 in Earth sign Taurus. Good to review, organize, and stay solid.

August 30 – September 21 in Earth sign Virgo. Mercury is comfortable in its rulership sign Virgo.

December 19 – January 8, 2017 in Earth sign Capricorn. Time to review and organize finances and legacies.

Traditionally in astrology, Mercury retrograde is a time of miscommunication, technology problems, and items lost or misplaced. But Mercury retrograde during a Monkey year can be ideal to review, rethink, and redo. Monkey year begins on February 8, 2016 new Moon in Aquarius at 6:39 am PT.

2016 FIRE MONKEY YEAR TALK

Please join me Saturday January 23 at 1:00 pm for my annual Chinese New Year talk! Everyone is welcome at East West Bookshop in Mountain View, California. Discover how 2016 Fire Monkey energy influences you, your family, community, and the world. Includes your personal fortune for Monkey year, and five elements feng shui tips to welcome magical Monkey!

Monkey year is most fortunate for Monkey, and for Monkey’s most compatible signs Rat, Dragon, and Snake. Monkey correlates to the Western sign Leo. This event sells out so order tickets by calling East West at 650.988.9800. For general Monkey year info click here.

Happy New Year,

Susan

2015 Solstice and Christmas Full Moon in Cancer

December 17, 2015 § 5 Comments

AngelWinter Solstice

December 21, 2015 at 8:49 pm PT is Winter Solstice, the longest night in the northern hemisphere. The Sun enters Earth sign Capricorn, and many planets are in Earth signs to get grounded by focusing on earthly matters such as health and finances.

There is much good fortune as the Moon in Taurus makes a grand trine with Mercury, Jupiter, and Pluto. People are in touch with their emotions and can express what they feel, there is a pleasant sense of well being and generosity, and encounters with others are powerful.

The Taurean Moon also sextiles Neptune in Pisces for creative reflection. But Mercury squares Mars and Uranus so be thorough when communicating. You can defend your beliefs and stay true to your values, no mater how different or eclectic they may be.

Christmas Full Moon in Cancer

December 25 at 3:11 am PT is a full Moon in Cancer. Cancer is a nurturing Water sign that rules the 4th house of family, home, and roots. It is very fortunate that the Cancer full Moon occurs on Christmas day, making this a very special time for family and friends. The full Moon trines Neptune in Pisces for inspiration, plus empathy and intuition are heightened.

Mercury in Capricorn trines Jupiter in Virgo that sharpens the mind for lively conversations and new perception. Venus in Scorpio sextiles Jupiter to be at peace with the world, and relationships bring out your best qualities. Planet of change Uranus is no longer retrograde today so there can be more stability.

December 26 begins Kwanzaa when the Moon, still in Cancer, trines Venus in Scorpio for enjoyment of food and drink, and brings very good fortune in relationships. Cancer full Moon luck is strongest for the Water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces and those born in Sheep, Pig, and Rabbit years. Call me at 415.642.8019 in San Francisco or email susan@susanlevitt.com to schedule your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation.

2016 Fire Monkey Year Talk

Please join me on full Moon Saturday January 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm for my annual Chinese New Year talk at East West Bookshop in Mountain View, California. Discover how 2016 Fire Monkey energy influences you, your family, community, and the world. Includes your personal fortune for Monkey year, and five elements feng shui tips to welcome magical Monkey!

I encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance because the event sells outs. Call East West at 650.988.9800 or click here. I look forward to seeing you.

Happy full Moon,

Susan

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