2018 Dog Year begins on Solar Eclipse

February 8, 2018 § Leave a comment

Earth Dog

2018 EARTH DOG YEAR

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.

THE DOG PERSONALITY

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.

EARTH DOG

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.

 

FENG SHUI TIPS FOR DOG YEAR

 

YOUR FORTUNE IN EARTH DOG YEAR

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

http://www.susanlevitt.com
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2018 Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse in Leo

January 27, 2018 § 2 Comments

MY DOG YEAR LECTURE

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.

SUPER BLUE BLOOD MOON ECLIPSE in LEO

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.

 

SOLAR POINT

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,

Susan

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

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