February 26, 2012 § Leave a comment
RIDE THE DRAGON!
Water Dragon year started with a bang on February 23, 2012. Now is the time to follow your dream, make a big move, shoot for the stars — or at least keep up! Forward movement is key in this Dragon year. But do you get stuck thinking about the past? If past memories affect your ability to be present in the here and now, then it’s time for some Feng Shui tips to clear your energy so you can ride Dragon’s wave of transformation. And in changing economic times, now more than ever, it becomes clearer that nothing is permanent. But impermanence offers opportunities for growth, especially if you enhance your home and workplace with Feng Shui.
LOVE IS STRONG
Nostalgic about romance? 2012 is not the time to deeply review your past loves. Save that for retrospective Serpent year 2013. Instead, Dragon year energy pushes us forward. So no more pining for the past when direct action is the way to succeed in a Dragon year. If you want to find a sweetheart, this spring is the ideal time to go on a blind date, answer a few on-line ads, and attend more social events than you usually do. And dress the part! Dragon cares about image, and looks can count in a Dragon year. At least have fun playing with style and being open to change. If in a partnership, plan a second honeymoon and to focus more energy on your sweetheart by being very supportive of each other during this volatile Dragon year.To enhance your love luck with Feng Shui, embellish your relationship corner. If you find yourself thinking of lost love, clean up the relationship corners in every room of your home. The relationship corner is located in the far right-hand corner from the entry of a room. Start in your bedroom. Clear out any clutter or mess that may have accumulated here. Needless clutter just blocks any relationship opportunity. This corner is ideal for a large round or oval mirror, a big bouquet of fresh flowers, a thriving flowering plant, or beautiful and inspiring art. Be sure your art does not depict violent or chaotic imagery, and no images of a solitary figure. Place objects in pairs in this corner, such as two candlesticks with white, red, or pink candles. The colors of love are red and pink, and burning candles is a lucky way to keep alive the flame of love. If partnered, this corner is the perfect place for a joyful picture of both of you together. Sudden love luck is for all in a Dragon year, and is especially strong for those born in Dragon, Rat, Monkey, Horse, Phoenix (Rooster), and Pig years. Good luck!
February 20, 2012 § Leave a comment
Tuesday February 21 is a new Moon in the compassionate and psychic Water sign Pisces. Moon, Sun, Mercury, and Neptune are all in watery Pisces so people are far more sensitive and intuition is heightened. Now is a time of inspiration, unique creativity, and allowing your imagination to fly free.
This new Moon starts the month of the Water Hare. Kind, artistic Water Hare loves peace, and adds a gentle flow to this powerful Water Dragon year. Anticipate ups and downs in a Dragon year, but keep evolving and ride the Dragon. The Water element makes it easier to quickly adapt to change, yet stay strong.
This lunar cycle brings opportunities for deeper understanding, spiritual breakthroughs, and an attitude of gratitude, especially for the Water signs Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio and those born in Hare, Sheep, and Pig years.
Happy new Moon,
February 5, 2012 § Leave a comment
Tuesday February 7 is a full Moon in the dynamic Fire sign Leo. This first full Moon of the magnificent Water Dragon year is the time to take a risk and try new things; do what you’ve always wanted to do but just kept putting off for one reason or another. And today love planet Venus enters the exciting Fire sign Aries for passion and direct action. Socializing is very fortunate to expand your circle. Venus in Aries is lucky for new love if single, or to bring new life to your relationship if partnered.
Also on this full Moon, Saturn the planet of work, duty, and responsibility goes retrograde until June 25. And Mars, planet of action and courage, is already retrograde until April 14. Retrogrades can cause obstacles or delays. But the energy of the powerful Water Dragon won’t delay anything! Just keep moving and flowing, or simply keep up. Next year Water Serpent 2013 we’ll all have plenty of time for reflection and introspection. But now is the time for action and forward movement.
Feel free to call me 415.642.8019 or reply to this email if you have questions about direction or life choices. Luck for new creative endeavors is for all, especially the Fire signs Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries and those born in Monkey, Rat, and Dragon years.
Happy full Moon!
February 2, 2012 § 1 Comment
February 2 is Candlemas, also known as Imbolc or Michaelmas. Today marks the point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.
Candlemas is an auspicious day for divination with all types of animals — not just groundhogs! Contemplate a question that has a yes/no solution, then start observing the movement of animals. So take some time today to observe nature, and get a second opinion from the creatures that surround us.
My favorite form of animal divination is ornithomancy, divination from the flight of birds. A bird flying to the right means yes, to the left means no. Before the invention of modern mapping, ornithomancy was developed by sailors who would follow the flight of birds to reach land.
The 4 major Solar holidays in Western astrology are the cardinal points of:
SPRING EQUINOX time of equal day and equal night. The Sun enters Aries on March 22 at 7:37 am PDT in 2012.
SUMMER SOLSTICE the longest day. The Sun enters Cancer on June 20 at 4:09 pm PDT in 2012.
AUTUMN EQUINOX again equal day and equal night. The Sun enters Libra on September 22 at 7:49 am PDT in 2012.
WINTER SOLSTICE the longest night. The Sun enters Capricorn on December 21 at 3:12 am PST in 2012.
MINOR SOLAR HOLIDAYS:
There are 4 minor Solar holidays that mark the points between the Equinoxes and Solstices:
CANDLEMAS on February 2 is a fire festival of the Goddess Bridget and the first stirrings of spring. Animals awaken after winter hibernation, hence augery from the movement of animals.
MAY DAY on May 1, also called Beltane, is a springtime earth celebration that marks the point between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. This spring festival represents the Maiden aspect of the Maiden-Mother-Crone Goddess.
LAMMAS on August 2, also called Lughnasad, marks the point between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox. Lammas is a Mother Goddess (and grain God) harvest festival.
HALLOWEEN on October 31, also called Hallomas, marks the point between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice. Halloween is the most popular of the 4 minor Solar holidays, and falls close to November 2 the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos). Halloween and the Day of the Dead celebrate the Crone aspect of the Goddess.