2017 Cancer New Moon begins Sheep Month

June 21, 2017 § 2 Comments

NEW MOON in CANCER

June 23 2017 is a new Moon in Water sign Cancer. Cancers are highly sensitive and are natural empaths. Cancer rules the 4th house of family, home, and roots. So this lunar month is time to focus on home, security, and ways of nurturing self and others.

The new Moon, Sun, Mercury, and Mars are all in Cancer for healing communication, setting boundaries, and creating comfortable and peaceful environments. Plus Cancers can be astute about finances, so this lunar month is good to organize your financial affairs.

Mars trines Neptune in Pisces to work collectively, and help others. Venus in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn to strengthen relationship bonds, and artistic work has more emotional impact.

But a cardinal T-square of Mars square Jupiter  and opposite Pluto could bring concerns about where to go and what to do. Under the influence of gentle Cancer, it’s better to slow down, take time for yourself, and complete current projects before initiating new endeavors.

MONTH of the SHEEP

This new Moon begins the month of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology. The element Fire adds more liveliness and passion to Sheep’s character. Sheep love the arts, so this lunar month is time to appreciate art in all its forms.

Sheep month is also time to tend your health, back down from arguments, and treat weekends or free time as if you were at a spaaa. Luck is strongest for Water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces and those born in Sheep, Horse, Rabbit, and Pig years.

Contact me for your tarot card reading, astrology forecast, or feng shui consultation for Sheep month, especially feng shui for your home.

Happy new Moon,

Susan

2017 Full Moon in Sagittarius

June 8, 2017 § Leave a comment

June 9 2017 is a full Moon in Fire sign Sagittarius. Sagittarius is ruled by JUPITER, the planet of good fortune. The full Moon sextiles Jupiter in Libra, plus the Sun in Gemini trines Jupiter making it easier to express and receive kindness, support, and nurturing. There can be increased optimism and inspirational energy to expand your goals and reach new heights, especially during this full Moon peak of dynamic and active Fire Horse month.

Close relationships also experience good fortune as Venus, newly in sensuous Earth sign Taurus, sextiles Mars newly in sensitive Cancer. Relationships are gratifying, there is a balance of personal needs and the needs of others, and perhaps a renewed passion due to the influence of the Fire Horse. This weekend is a good time for social activities, and financial activities are also favored.

The Sun and full Moon square NEPTUNE in Pisces, so temper any tendency to race off like a Horse with blinders, especially concerning finances. If there is a large gap between your ideals and your reality, the full Moon conjuncts Saturn that restricts both Sagittarius’ and Horse’s love of freedom, but is necessary to be realistic and plan. Luck is most powerful for Fire signs Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo and those born in Horse, Dragon, Phoenix (Rooster), and Monkey years.

Sunday August 6 2017 is my beginning tarot class in San Francisco. The class text is my book Introduction To Tarot. Contact me to jointhe class, or to schedule your tarot card reading, astrology forecast, or feng shui consultation.

Happy full Moon,

Susan

2017 Gemini New Moon begins Fire Horse Month

May 22, 2017 § 1 Comment

GEMINI NEW MOON begins FIRE HORSE MONTH

May 25 2017 is a new Moon in Air sign Gemini. Bright and lively Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet of ideas and communication. So this lunar month is time to put your ideas into action. Plus this new Moon begins the month of the Fire Horse. Fire Horse month in this Fire Phoenix (Rooster) year creates a great deal of Fire for passionate and creativity. Horse can bring victory, adventure, excitement, and surprising romance. Decisive action, not procrastination, leads to success.

Mars, also in Gemini, is opposite Saturn in Sagittarius that requires focus and perseverance. But Fire Horse could create confusion or run-away energy. Under the influence of strong and powerful Horse, there is no middle ground. By the end of this lunar month, you will know clearly what works and what does not.

Another theme this lunar month is that love planet Venus in Fire sign Aries is highly aspected. Venus conjuncts Uranus in Aries for new and different experiences in your relationships. But Venus squares Pluto in Capricorn for too much emotional intensity or a fight for dominance. Fortunately, Venus trines Saturn bringing honesty and stability to your interactions. And Venus is opposite Jupiter in Libra to enjoy the fine things in life with others.

Luck is strongest for Air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius and those born in Horse, Dog, Tiger, and Sheep years. Contact me for your tarot card reading, astrology forecast, or feng shui consultation for Fire Horse month.

Happy new Moon,

Susan

Fear of the Death Card #13

May 12, 2017 § Leave a comment

Introduction to Tarot by Susan Levitt

Introduction to Tarot by Susan Levitt

This morning I received a phone call from a woman who was interested in a tarot card reading about a relationship with her friend. They’ve known each other for many years, but the friend was jealous, becoming more and more difficult, and was more of a frenemy than a true friend.

I told her to prepare three questions, or topics, for the cards. Her first question can be about the friendship. Then she told me that she was reluctant because she feared the Death card. I told here that if she did get the Death card, then clearly time to end the friendship! Death. It’s over.

She was surprised it was that easy, and was relieved. Getting the Death card does not mean you will die, but that the situation or circumstance should die.

I told her of my experience with the Death card: during one of the dot.com booms here in the San Francisco Bay Area, I was approached to write content for new web sites. I was to interview the CIO to create a flattering profile in support of their company culture and on-line identity. Payment at that time was $10,000 per job because so much money was available.

The Complete Tarot Kit by Susan Levitt

The Complete Tarot Kit by Susan Levitt

Should I do this? I have the skill set, and the money was insane. So I shuffled my tarot cards, laid out a half Moon circle (see page 180 of Introduction To Tarot), and selected one card. I got the Death card! So I thanked the start-ups who contacted me, but told them no.

About six months later, the tech bubble burst and most of the tech companies disappeared. Fortunately, I stayed with my tarot and astrology services instead of becoming a pen for hire. So the Death card is not always a bad card. Sometimes Death is the right answer.

Keep reading your tarot cards,

Susan

2017 Scorpio Full Moon

May 7, 2017 § Leave a comment


May 10 2017 is a full Moon in powerful and passionate Water sign Scorpio. This full Moon trines Neptune in Pisces for increased imagination, and is fortunate for all types of creative and artistic expression. There is heightened sensitivity to the moods of others, and this new empathy and understanding leads to emotional growth and maturity. This powerful energy is ideal for this full Moon that marks the peak of Snake month, the time to shed skins of the past, release old patterns, and be reborn in springtime.

The full Moon sextiles Pluto in Capricorn that brings to the surface deep feeling and emotions. This can have a healing and therapeutic influence on relationships, and can lead to personal transformation. Plus the Sun in Taurus trines Pluto for understanding what motivates you, and to gain clarity about what you’d like to change.

Mars in Gemini trines Jupiter in Libra that brings strength and vigor, and is excellent for taking action. This Air trine is especially favorable for business activities, and you can advance your own interests. Mars squares Neptune so be sure that all interactions are scrupulous. And it’s OK to change course or readjust when needed.

Full Moon energy is most strongly felt by Water signs Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer and those born in Pig, Rabbit, and Sheep years. Contact me for your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation as Snake month completes, and to
prepare for Fire Horse month that starts on the new Moon.

Happy full Moon,

Susan

2017 Taurus New Moon begins Snake Month

April 22, 2017 § 1 Comment

New Moon in Taurus

April 26 2017 is a new Moon in Taurus. The Moon is exalted in Earth sign Taurus. Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet named for the goddess of love, art, and beauty. Time to cultivate and create love and beauty this month! Find romance, or let romance find you. Taurus enjoys the finer things in life, so enjoy the bounty of springtime.

This lunar month is also an opportune time to bring down to Earth plans, goals, and to complete projects. Clear the way, or as much as you can clear, for the next new Moon that begins Fire Horse month.

The Taurean new Moon creates a harmonious sextile with Neptune in Pisces; sensitivity to surroundings is increased, people are more imaginative, and more intuitive to follow hunches. There’s a general sense of empathy to the moods of others, that leads to emotional understanding.

Mercury, still retrograde, conjuncts Uranus in Aries, bringing an element of genius to problem solving. People are open to new ideas and experiences, and communication is more interesting and exciting, But the mind can race, or get ahead of yourself. Fortunately, Mercury and Uranus trine Saturn for constructive change, letting go of old perceptions, and adds to the stability of the new Moon and Sun in solid Taurus.

Snake Month

This new Moon begins the month of the Wood Snake. Those born in Snake year or Snake day love art, culture, and all things beautiful.

Snake month is naturally fortunate in this Phoenix (Rooster) year because Snake, Phoenix, and Ox make a relationship compatibility trine. This months brings opportunities to smooth over old relationship difficulties, and shed skins of the past, especially after Mercury goes direct on May 3. This new Moon in sensual Taurus builds to a passionate full Moon in Scorpio on May 10.

Luck is strongest this month for those born in the year of the Snake, Phoenix, Ox, and Monkey and Earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Contact me for your Snake month tarot card reading for problem solving and decision making, astrology forecasts for auspicious dates, or a feng shui consultation for spring cleaning and transformation.

Happy new Moon,

Susan

2017 MERCURY RETROGRADE TOMORROW!

April 8, 2017 § 2 Comments

April 9 – May 3 2017 communication planet Mercury is retrograde for three weeks.

Traditionally in astrology, Mercury retrograde is a time of miscommunication, technology problems, and items lost or misplaced. But Mercury retrograde during this Fire Phoenix (Rooster) year 2017 can be an excellent time to focus on detailed tasks and catch up on financial matters.

April 9 – 20 Mercury retrograde in Earth sign Taurus. Good to follow up, get grounded, and complete tasks. You can be thorough and take your time. Venus rules Taurus who loves art, beauty, and enjoying the finer things of life.

April 20 – May 3 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 May 26 that begins a new lunar cycle.