Jan 28 – Feb 3, 2013 YOUR WEEK IN CHINESE ASTROLOGY

January 27, 2013 § 3 Comments

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Mon Jan 28 – Your week can start with a lively gallop on this active and optimistic Wood Horse day! The element Wood in Chinese astrology is about growth, like a plant developing in springtime. So OK to take a few risks today that lead to your advancement. The Moon is opposite Mars so don’t get irritated by little things. Plus the Moon is opposite Neptune tonight so you might feel a bit moody or overly sensitive. But under the influence of the strong Horse, it will be easier to be direct and quickly move forward instead of dwelling on the past. Luck is strongest for the Horse, Tiger, Sheep, and Dog and during the hours of the Horse 11 am – 1 pm.

Tues Jan 29 is the day of the creative Wood Sheep. Sheep are kind and care about others. Fortunately the Moon trines Pluto so you can more easily forgive and express empathy for those who may have hurt you. Plus Moon sextiles Saturn so good to carve out some alone time to refresh your soul. You can balance your emotional needs with the needs of others. Sheep loves all things beautiful making today fortunate for a little luxury. Luck is strongest for the Sheep, Hare, Horse, and Pig and during the hours of the Sheep 1 pm – 3 pm.

Wed Jan 30 is a Fire Monkey day for sudden luck and unique opportunity. The planet of good fortune Jupiter goes direct today after being retrograde since October 4. Now doors can open and there will be fewer obstacles in your path. But the Sun squares Saturn so you might have problems with authority figures; just don’t directly confront higher-ups. Do as you please, and have a fun mid-week bash this evening when Moon trines Venus. Luck is strongest for the Monkey, Rat, Dragon, and Snake and during the hours of the Monkey 3 pm – 5 pm.

Thurs Jan 31 is the day of the Fire Phoenix (Rooster). The Fire Bird is known for being direct, and Sun trines Moon so you can be clear and honest about your feelings. But Moon squares Pluto so avoid power struggles; be like the Phoenix reborn instead of pecking about details to prove that you are correct. Today is superb for self analysis and understanding, which is not always easy. Luck is strongest for those born in Phoenix, Dragon, Snake, and Ox years and during the hours of the Phoenix 5 pm – 7 pm.

Fri Feb 1 is a practical Earth Dog day to do the right thing. Any sort of dishonesty or nefarious scheme will be sniffed out and exposed. Follow your instincts and trust your intuitive sense. The Moon trines Mercury which is excellent for communication. It’s easier to speak your truth, and easier to understand the point of view of others. And good to focus on diet and nutrition on an Earth day. Luck is strongest for the Dog, Hare, Tiger, and Horse and during the Dog hours 7 pm – 9 pm.

Sat Feb 2 is an Earth Pig day, and Pig loves to party and celebrate. According to sensual Pig, the original bon vivant, life is a banquet so eat, drink, and be merry! Plus Moon trines Mars and Neptune, and sextiles Pluto bringing added energy, a positive outlook, and deep feelings of appreciation for loved ones. Fortunately today is the exact point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox to help stay balanced and not overindulge too much. Luck is strongest for Pig, Tiger, Hare, and Sheep and during the hours of the Pig 9 pm – 11 pm.

Sun Feb 3 is a Metal Rat day, good for organizing and planning. In feng shui the element Metal is a clean, pristine, Zen-like environment so it’s good to clean up before the work week begins tomorrow. The Sun squares tonight’s waning half Moon (which occurs on every half Moon) so not the time to follow impulse or whim. Instead think and strategize like a Rat. Luck is strongest for Rat, Ox, Dragon, and Monkey and during the hours of the Rat 11 pm – 1 am.

Have a good week!
Love,
Susan

DOUBLE DRAGON FULL MOON

January 23, 2013 § Leave a comment

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FULL MOON IN LEO

Saturday January 26 2013 is a full Moon in the strong Fire sign Leo the Lion. Now is time to take charge, take action, and boldly pursue your goals. Leo brings a positive attitude and new optimism so don’t be held back by fears or limitations. This full Moon sextiles Jupiter in Gemini for luck in your endeavors. Whatever you touch can turn to gold! The Sun in Aquarius is opposite the Moon (this occurs on every full Moon) so your head might say one thing while your heart says another. But under the influence of the mighty Lion you must follow your heart.

DOUBLE DRAGON

This full Moon occurs on a very powerful Dragon day in a Dragon year. The volume is turned up now, and there is a strong sense of fate or karma in your interactions with others. This is the final full Moon of this Dragon year because the next new Moon in two weeks begins the year of the Snake. So go big or go home before Snake crawls in. Luck is strongest for Fire signs Leo, Sagittarius and Aries and those born in Dragon, Rat, and Monkey years.

WATER SNAKE YEAR 2013 TALK

Please join me on Saturday evening January 26 at 7:30 pm at my annual Chinese New Year talk at East West Books, 324 Castro Street in Mountain View, California. The fee is $10 in advance or $12 at the door, and everyone is welcome. Hope to see you there.

Happy full Moon,

Susan

Jan 21 – 27 2013 WEEK IN CHINESE ASTROLOGY

January 21, 2013 § Leave a comment

Wheel of Chinese AnimalsMonday January 21 can be an easy and nice day to start your week. Today is the day of the Pig, and the Pig is the sweetheart of the Chinese zodiac. Pig has a good heart, is very generous, and allows everyone to win. Don’t be turned off by the word Pig! People born in Pig year are not slobs. They are usually tidy and well dressed. It’s OK to clean up a bit today and get organized for your work week. The Moon is in a very harmonious trine with both the Sun and Mercury so communication can be simple and clear. You can easily let others know your ideas and feelings. Tonight the Moon blends with the biggest planet Jupiter for a little extravagance, especially with food. Pig is a gourmand, appreciates good food and drink, and often the best chefs are Pigs. So tonight is ideal for a culinary treat or special reward. Luck is strongest for those born in Pig, Tiger, Hare, and Sheep years and is strong during the hours of the Pig 9 pm – 11 pm.

Tuesday January 22 energy shifts to be more practical, down to business, and focused on your goals. Today is the day of the Rat, and Rats are smart, intelligent, and concerned about money. Time to balance your accounts and do some bookkeeping. At work it’s fortunate to talk to the boss, even request a raise, bonus, or promotion. Adding to the good luck for business is that this is the month of the Ox, and Ox and Rat are highly compatible. On a Rat day in an Ox month you can dazzle and flatter with your speech like a Rat, yet stay down to earth and realistic like an Ox. Communication planet Mercury trines Jupiter and sextiles Uranus for new innovations and expansive ideas. Luck is strongest for those born in Rat, Ox, Dragon, and Monkey years and during the hours of the Rat 11 pm – 1 am.

Wednesday January 23 is a special day because it is DOUBLE OX an Ox day in an Ox month. Ox is hard working, responsible, and reliable. It’s best to follow the rules and work within a structure, and it is important to be on time. Rewards come from making a solid contribution, pitching in, and working without complaint. The Moon makes a very fortunate trine to both Mars and Neptune. The Mars influence brings strength and courage. The Neptune influence stimulates imagination to relieve boredom or add excitement to tedious tasks. Luck is strongest for those born in Ox, Rat, Snake, and Phoenix (Rooster) years and during the hours of the Ox 1 am – 3 am.

Thursday January 24 energy changes as Tiger pounces in, bringing new fresh and bright energy! Tiger loves freedom and independence, and is the champion of thinking outside the box. The Sun sextiles Uranus so uniqueness is admired and no one wants to conform. You can be creative and able to change plans if you see a better path. But Moon squares Uranus and is opposite Pluto so it could be easy to jump to the wrong conclusion. Or you can lose your temper, which is a trait of the often hot-headed Tiger. Fortunately Moon trines Saturn bringing stability so events do not get out of hand. Luck is strongest for those born in Tiger, Dog, Horse and Pig years and during the hours of the Tiger 3 am – 5 am.

Friday January 25 is a peaceful Hare day when harmony and diplomacy are valued. Time to flow and adapt. You can smooth over difficulties in relationships by being very kind to others. The Sun trines Jupiter for good feelings, optimism, and no one’s feelings get hurt. The Moon is opposite Venus so today is not a day for hard work. Instead it’s great for a nice meal and a new pair of shoes! Mercury squares Saturn so it is not very good for communicating your ideas or new innovations, so just flow and enjoy. It’s good to be social tonight as energy builds to the full Moon tomorrow. Luck is strongest for those born in Hare, Sheep, Dog, and Pig years and during the hours of the Hare 5 am – 7 am.

Saturday January 26 is a very powerful DOUBLE DRAGON FULL MOON! It’s a Dragon day in a Dragon year, and the final full Moon of this Dragon year. The next new Moon in two weeks begins the year of the Snake. The volume is turned up today, and there is a strong sense of fate or karma with others. Moon trines Uranus for something different, and to break free from your routine. Plus the Moon sextiles Jupiter for luck in your endeavors. Whatever you touch can turn to gold. But the Sun is opposite the Moon (this occurs on every full Moon) so your head says one thing while your heart says another. Under the influence of the double Dragon, you must follow your heart! Luck is strongest for those born in Dragon, Rat, Snake, and Monkey years and during the hours of the Dragon 7 am – 9 am.
Tonight at 7:30 pm please join me for my Year of the Snake 2013 talk at East West Books in Mt. View CA.

Sunday January 27 life can be much calmer and quieter on this day of the Snake. Snake is yin to Dragon’s yang so you can recoup and rest a bit today. You might feel a bit lonely or isolated because the Moon squares Saturn. But Snake is an introverted sign so it’s good to coil up with a good book, take care of yourself, and value privacy. And try not to argue or negotiate because the Moon is opposite Mercury. Instead of insisting on getting to the bottom of things, it’s better to observe and not force a show down. Luck is strongest for those born in the Snake, Ox, Monkey, and Phoenix (Rooster) years and during the hours of the Snake 9 am – 11 am.

YOUR WEEK IN CHINESE ASTROLOGY – 14 January 2013

January 14, 2013 § 2 Comments

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Monday January 14 is DOUBLE DRAGON a Dragon day in a Dragon year. Intuition is heightened, and there is a sense of fate or destiny in your connections with others. You can realize where your power lies, then focus to develop your plans. And the Moon blends with the planet Neptune today, bringing inspiration and enhancing creativity. Neptune is the planet of dreams, and Dragon is the dreamer of the Chinese zodiac. So take your Dragon dreams and develop them this week. Be bold and fearless as the mighty Dragon. Luck is strongest for those born in Dragon, Rat, Snake, and Monkey years. Luck is also strongest during the hours of the Dragon 7 am – 9 am.

Tuesday Jan 15 is a quieter and more reflective day of the sensuous Snake. You can get grounded and stabilize your ideas. Today the love planet Venus is in a lucky sextile with the communication planet Mercury; it’s insightful to spend time with others to discuss important issues. You can get a bit too serious under the influence of the wise Snake, but this Venus aspect make life more light-hearted and pleasant. Interactions are fruitful with coworkers, family, friends, and even neighbors. So don’t be a hermit, which is Snake’s natural inclination. Instead, share who you are with everyone. Love luck is strongest for those born in the Snake, Ox, Monkey, and Rooster (Phoenix) years. Luck is strong during the hours of the Snake 9 am – 11 am.

Wednesday Jan 16 energy picks up on a strong passionate Horse day when no one wants to be told what to do! Adding to the possible chaos is that the Moon blends with Uranus so moods change quickly and actions can be rash. It’s easy to be impatient with routine, and discipline is not a priority for the Horse. Plus Venus blends with Pluto the planet of transformation. Pluto can cause disruption in relationships if you are not careful. You could feel jealous or possessive. Or Venus blending with Pluto can deeply intensify a loving partnership and make you both much closer. So if you sense that you’re galloping off in the wrong direction, stop and regroup. But if you’re heading in the right direction, then hold on and enjoy the ride! Luck is strongest for the Horse, Tiger, Sheep, and Dog. Luck is strong during the hours of the Horse 11 am – 1 pm.

Thursday Jan 17 is the day of the gentle Sheep when peace and harmony are valued. Tidy up your surroundings and add fresh flowers or beautiful art. Love planet Venus makes a lucky star sextile to serious planet Saturn. You can discover and realize positive ways to live up to responsibility in your relationships. It is easy to be of service under the influence of the kind Sheep. You are more realistic about others, and have fewer expectations or demands. Today is also a good day to pay attention to details. But Moon blends with Mars this evening so don’t lose your balance or lose your temper over trivial matters. Stay in the heart-centered energy of the Sheep. Calm and peace are for all, especially those born in Sheep, Hare, Horse, and Pig years. Luck is strong during the hours of the Sheep 1 pm – 3 pm.

Fri Jan 18 is the day of the Monkey, and a very lucky day for opportunities. Monkey and Dragon are best friends, and today is a Monkey day in a Dragon year so anything can happen! The Sun blends with Mercury making for lively conversations and fun networking. Just know that people would rather talk than listen, and try not to be focused on just one point of view. But the Moon squares this Sun and Mercury blend so it’s easy for miscommunication or crossed signals. Tonight is a waxing half Moon, a time of balance as the Moon is exactly half light and half dark. So be balanced in your words, and avoid half truths or deliberate trickery. Interesting encounters are strongest for the Monkey, Rat, Dragon, and Snake.Luck is strong during the hours of the Monkey 3 pm – 5 pm.

Sat Jan 19 is the day of the Rooster, also called the Phoenix. You can be like the Phoenix today, reborn from the ashes of the past, because the Moon trines Pluto. Emotions are more clear, and you can forgive and understand problems in relationships. The Moon is opposite Saturn so you are realistic about human limitations and can make your adjustments accordingly. It’s favorable to get organized today, and it can be easier to move forward with your plans. The Moon trines Venus for enjoyment this evening, and this Saturday night can be magical for everyone, and especially lucky in love for those born in Phoenix, Dragon, Snake, and Ox years. Luck is strong during the hours of the Phoenix 5 pm – 7 pm.

Sunday Jan 20 is the day of the Dog. Time to relax, kick back, and mellow out. Honest Dog cares about the truth, so today you cannot pull the wool over anyone’s eyes or you will be sniffed out. Moon squares Mars so don’t start a dog fight if there are disagreements. It’s not worth arguing because things are seen in extremes of friend of foe, black or white. There is not much middle ground. But you can gain clarity about your next steps in life, and dedication to even the simplest task brings rewards. Luck is strongest for those born in Dog, Tiger, and Horse years. Luck is strong during the hours of the Dog 7 pm -9 pm.

MONDAY DOUBLE DRAGON

January 13, 2013 § 1 Comment

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Monday January 14 is DOUBLE DRAGON a Dragon day in a Dragon year. Intuition is heightened, and there is a sense of fate or destiny in your connections with others. You can realize where your power lies, then focus to develop your plans during this Ox month. And the Moon blends with the planet Neptune today, bringing inspirational and enhancing creativity. Neptune is the planet of dreams, and Dragon is the dreamer of the Chinese zodiac.

The new Moon on January 11 at 11:44 am PST began the month of the Water Ox, the final month of this Dragon year. Under the influence of the steady Ox, rewards are found through hard work, patience, and serious dedication. Ox correlates to the western sign Capricorn.

But Dragon is nothing like Ox. Dragon correlates to the western sign Aries, the leader and innovator. So take your Dragon dreams and develop them this month under the influence of the solid Ox. Good luck!

New Moon in Capricorn begins Water Ox Month

January 8, 2013 § 2 Comments

Capricorn Sea Goat

NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN

Friday January 11 is a new Moon in the practical Earth sign Capricorn. The Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Pluto are all in Capricorn so imagination and creativity are not as important as pragmatic goals and no-nonsense responsibility. In your communication, it’s best to slow down and be thorough. At home and work, structure your surroundings so you have a better sense of control. Under Capricorn’s influence, material objects are valued if they have both beauty and purpose.

WATER OX MONTH

This new Moon begins the month of the Water Ox, the final month of this Dragon year. Rewards are found through hard work, patience, and serious dedication. Opportunities to realistically assess your life journey are for everyone, especially the Earth signs Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo and those born in Ox, Snake, and Phoenix years. If you are making plans for 2013, send me an email at susan@susanlevitt.com to schedule your 2013 astrology forecast.

SNAKE YEAR TALKS

The next new Moon on February 9 at 11:20 pm PST begins the year of the Water Snake year. Please join me for my Snake year talks:

January 18 – Friday afternoon at 1 pm
JCCSF Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street, San Francisco
admission free

January 26 – Saturday evening at 7:30 pm
East West Bookshop
324 Castro Street, Mountain View
$10 in advance of $12 at the door

Happy new Moon,

Susan

SPECIAL SUNDAY!

January 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

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SPECIAL SUNDAY!
Sunday January 6, 2013 is an extremely lucky and powerful day in Chinese astrology; a Monkey day in a Rat month in a Dragon year. Monkey, Rat, and Dragon make a relationship harmony trine and are most compatible together because all three of these signs are dynamic, active, aggressive, passionate, vigorous , powerful, entertaining, and exhilarating people.

So don’t hold back today! Take a risk, try something new, and express yourself. Be social, network, and communicate. You’ll have plenty of time for quiet reflection after Snake year begins on February 10. So this Sunday, get out there and be innovative as the wily Monkey, clever as the intelligent Rat, and powerful as the dynamic Dragon. Luck is with you in all endeavors.

In Chinese astrology, the other three relationship harmony trines are Snake Ox Phoenix (Rooster), Tiger Horse Dog, and Hare Sheep Pig. Good luck!

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