May 27 – June 2, 2013 THE WEEK IN CHINESE ASTROLOGY

May 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

TAOIST ASTROLOGY by Susan Levitt

TAOIST ASTROLOGY by Susan Levitt

Highlights this week are an insightful and deep-feeling TRIPLE SNAKE day on Monday when insights are accurate, and a very fortunate Monkey day on Thursday when communication can open doors, and a lovely Earth Pig day on Sunday to share and enjoy life!

Monday May 27 is a powerful TRIPLE SNAKE day; a Water Snake day in a Fire Snake month in this Water Snake year. Communication planet Mercury blends with Jupiter for wider understanding of issues, broader comprehension, and you can easily integrate new information. You clearly see the big picture and can make good plans. The Moon blends with Pluto and squares Uranus tonight for strong emotions coupled with the desire for something new, different, or liberating. Time to shed skins of the past on this powerful day. Luck is strongest for Snake, Ox, Monkey, and Rooster (Phoenix) and during Snake hours 9 am – 11 am.

Tuesday May 28 is an exciting Wood Horse (green Horse) day that’s very lucky for love as Venus blends with Jupiter. People are optimistic, friendly, and outgoing — all pleasant Horse personality traits. The Moon trines Mars adding physical strength and stamina, courage of your conviction, and the ability to stand your ground — more Horse traits that Horse shares with best friends Tiger and Dog. Luck is strongest for Horse, Tiger, Dog, and Sheep and during Horse hours 11 am – 1 pm.

Wednesday May 29 is a harmonious Wood Sheep day when the Moon trines Sun and sextiles Uranus. Energies can flow more easily, people get along well together, and love relationships are smooth. It’s fortunate to improve your surroundings with feng shui enhancements, or try a new environment for dinner or entertainment. Plus the Uranus aspect can bring an unexpected fortunate surprise. Luck is strongest for Sheep, Rabbit, Horse, and Pig and during Sheep hours 1 pm – 3 pm.

Thursday May 30 is a very fortunate Fire Monkey (red Monkey) day when the Moon trines Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter! You are in touch with you feelings and can communicate well to others, there is a balance between emotions and intellect, and it’s good to be social and enjoy the companionship of family and friends. Communication can open doors and bring new opportunities. Today is another fortunate day for feng shui enhancements of your home and office. Luck is strongest for Monkey, Rat, Dragon, and Snake and during Monkey hours 3 pm – 5 pm.

Friday May 31 is a Fire Rooster (Phoenix) day on a waning half Moon to strive for balance. The Moon blends with Neptune for increased sensitivity and empathy, especially sensitivity to your environment.The Moon trines Saturn to be realistic, and realism and pragmatism are Rooster traits — especially the Fire Rooster who will not tolerate nonsense. The Moon makes a lucky star sextile to Pluto for profound experience, not superficial encounters, that serious Rooster appreciates. Luck is strongest for Rooster, Ox, Dragon, and Snake and during Rooster hours 5 pm – 7 pm.

Saturday June 1 is an Earth Dog (yellow Dog) day when the Sun sextiles Uranus. Today is excellent for getting things done and for paying attention to duties and responsibilities — all activities valued by the hard-working and reliable Dog. The Moon makes strong aspects to both Venus and Jupiter for increased generosity, affection, and sentiment — and Dogs can be very sentimental! Luck is strongest for the Dog, Rabbit, Tiger, and Horse and during Dog hours 7 pm – 9 pm.

Sunday June 2 is an Earth Pig day for lots of action! The Moon blends with Uranus to be a bit impulsive, impatient, and definitely want something different. Under Pig’s influence, now is a good time for a culinary adventure. The Moon sextiles Sun and Mars to get a long well with people, and relationships are good without too much fighting or bickering. But the Moon squares Mercury and Pluto for miscommunication so lighten up and enjoy life today instead of analyzing choices or trying to solve all the problems in the universe. Luck is strongest for Pig, Tiger, Rabbit, and Sheep and during Pig hours 9 pm – 11 pm.

Have a great week!

Love,

Susan

FIERY FULL MOON ECLIPSE

May 18, 2013 § Leave a comment

Sag Man

FULL MOON ECLIPSE in SAGITTARIUS

Friday May 24 is a full Moon eclipse at 9:25 pm PDT. This is the third and final eclipse in a series of eclipses this spring. April 25 was a full Moon eclipse in the passionate Water sign Scorpio to reflect on using power wisely in this Water Snake year. May 9 was a new Moon eclipse in the grounded Earth sign Taurus to focus on health, food, healing, money, and career. The full Moon eclipse on May 24 is in the dynamic Fire sign Sagittarius to discover new freedom, independence, and expand your awareness of the truth.

Under the influence of bold Sagittarius, it’s fortunate to stay active and learn new skills. The Moon trines Uranus for something new and to experience different surroundings. It’s lucky to travel, enjoy a weekend get-away, or plan a vacation — especially before Mercury goes retrograde from June 26 to July 20.

TRUTH SEEKER

Sagittarius is the truth seeker of the zodiac and rules the 9th house of exploration, travel, and education. This eclipse is time to tell your truth, break old routines that bind you, and separate fact from fantasy. But awareness of what is real or unreal could be challenging at this time because the Sun and Moon square Neptune. You might feel discouraged, confused, or just not clear about life direction. So this eclipse is not the time to make firm decisions that cannot later be changed.

Know that you can always call me at 415.642.8019 or send an email to susan@susanlevitt.com to schedule your tarot or astrology reading for life insights during this eclipse cycle. I was born when the Moon was in Sagittarius so I have an understanding of this astrological dynamic.

PLENTY OF GEMINI

The Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter are all in Gemini. Mercurial Gemini can be fun and exciting, but it can be easy to get scattered or feel overwhelmed under the influence of fast-paced Gemini. Plus Uranus squares Pluto that can bring the desire to sweep away everything all at once to create a new beginning. So try to take it slow in this Snake month during this Snake year. Wise Snake is in no race, and understands that it takes times to achieve goals and to know others. Events put into place during an eclipse take six months to reach fruition.

Fortunately Mercury and Venus blend with Jupiter the planet of good fortune and abundance. There is an eagerness to learn and incorporate new information, you can more easily communicate to your loved ones how much you appreciate and cherish them, and it’s very fortunate to add feng shui enhancements increase beauty and peace in your home. Luck is strongest for the Fire signs Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo and those born in Rat, Dragon, Ox, and Snake years.

Happy full Moon,

Susan

May 20 – 26, 2013 THE WEEK IN CHINESE ASTROLOGY

May 18, 2013 § Leave a comment

Taoist Astrology by Susan Levitt

TAOIST ASTROLOGY by Susan Levitt

Highlights this week are a productive Earth Rat day on Wednesday, an intense full Moon eclipse on Thursday at 9:25 pm PDT on a strong Metal Tiger day, and a pleasurable Rabbit day on Saturday.

Mon May 20 is an exciting Fire Dog day to live up to your ideals. Communication planet Mercury sextiles Uranus for creativity, innovation, and an element of genius. Follow your truth and do not compromise on this Dog day to create new ideas and methods. Uranus squares Pluto to release outdated ideas and life structures. Whatever is lost, it’s time to go. Luck is strongest for Dog, Rabbit, Tiger, and Horse and during Dog hours 7 pm – 9 pm.

Tues May 21 is a harmonious Fire Pig day when the Moon trines Mercury and Venus. It’s easier to get along with others, conversations flow, and make some time for relaxation or entertainment. Enjoy good food and drink but just don’t over indulge. A great day for mothering, nurturing, and taking care. Good to clean your home and office before the full Moon eclipse on Thursday. Luck is strongest for Pig, Tiger, Rabbit, and Sheep and during Pig hours 9 pm – 11 pm.

Wed May 22 is a fortunate Earth Rat (yellow Rat) day when the Moon trines Jupiter and Neptune. People are more generous and concerned about the welfare of others so OK to ask for a raise or promotion. Plus imagination is stimulated so good timing for a Rat-pack think tank to share ideas and plans. Coworkers are more empathetic and work well in a group. Luck is strongest for Rat, Ox, Dragon, and Monkey, and during Rat hours 11 pm – 1 am.

Thurs May 23 is a pragmatic Earth Ox day when the pace of life slows down as the Moon blends with Saturn. OK if you feel a bit lonely or not connected with others, or frustrated with life in general. Stay strong and do your work on this Ox day, and be grateful that you even have work to do. And keep your innermost thoughts to yourself at this time. Don’t make a small problem a big problem, especially with domestic issues. Luck is strongest for Ox, Rat, Snake, and Rooster and during Ox hours 1 am – 3 am.

Fri May 24 is an intense Metal Tiger (white Tiger) day and a full Moon eclipse! The Sun and Moon square Neptune so if feeling discouraged, confused, or just not clear about life direction then avoid making decisions or signing contracts. Plus the Moon is opposite Mars making it easy to lose your temper or be irritated by little things especially on a Tiger day. Fortunately Mercury blends with Venus and Jupiter to appreciate art, beauty, and the good things you do have in life, and for a better and more comprehensive understanding of the big picture. Good to travel, stay active, or plan a weekend getaway. Luck is strongest for Tiger, Dog, Horse, and Pig and during Tiger hours 3 am – 5 am.

Sat May 25 is a Metal Rabbit day, the lucky white Rabbit. Time to lighten up as the intensity of yesterday’s eclipse is forgotten. The Moon is opposite Venus for social activities, a lively party, and enjoyment of nature. Plus the Moon trines Uranus for something different this weekend, new excitement in unusual surroundings, or activities with new people. Today is also fortunate for feng shui improvements that add beauty to your home. Luck is strongest for Rabbit, Sheep, Dog, and Pig and during Rabbit hours 5 am – 7 am.

Sun May 26 Water Dragon (black Dragon) day. The Sun squares Neptune so if your vitality is low, fine to retreat and seek some quiet time for rest. The Moon is opposite Jupiter for benevolence and generosity, but also brings a drive for personal freedom especially on an independent Dragon day when no one wants to be told what to do. The Moon is also opposite Mercury that could create a conflict between reason and emotion so avoid signing contracts, making firm plans, or believing in nonsensical dreams. Luck is strongest for Dragon, Rat, Snake, and Monkey and during Dragon hours 7 am – 9 am.

Good luck and have a great week,

Susan

May 13 – 19, 2013 The Week in Chinese Astrology

May 11, 2013 § 1 Comment

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Highlights this week are a dangerous Metal Dragon day on Tuesday, a magical TRIPLE SNAKE day on Wednesday, and a crazy Wood Monkey day on Saturday when everything is up for grabs!

Monday May 13 is a sensitive Earth Rabbit day, the gentle golden Rabbit. The Moon trines Neptune and Saturn for imagination, artistic creativity, and increased sympathy yet still realistic and practical. Saturn’s sobering influence is very helpful because Venus squares Neptune whereby people can be overly unrealistic about relationships, seek a romantic ideal, and prefer fantasy to reality. But relationship connections are all in fun and harmless on this pleasant Rabbit day. Luck is strongest for Rabbit, Sheep, Dog, and Pig and during Rabbit hours 5 am – 7 am.

Tuesday May 14 is difficult and divisive Metal Dragon (white Dragon) day. The Moon squares Uranus for hasty reactions and lack of patience. Plus the Moon is opposite Pluto for emotional intensity and possible negative emotions such as jealousy or possessiveness. Fortunately the Moon sextiles Mars for strength and courage to defend yourself, or just go your own way. Luck is strongest for Dragon, Rat, Snake, and Monkey and during Dragon hours 7 am – 9 am.

Wednesday May 15 is a magical TRIPLE SNAKE day; a Water Snake day in a Fire Snake month in this Water Snake year. The Moon sextiles both the Sun and Mercury for inner and outer peace and tranquility, relationships with friends and groups are good, and it’s easy to express your thoughts and feelings. Insights are very perceptive and intuition is heightened. An excellent day for divination. Luck is strongest for Snake, Ox, Monkey, and Rooster (Phoenix) and during Snake hours 9 am – 11 am.

Thursday May 16 is a powerful Water Horse (black Horse) day but you might not be clear about direction. The Moon squares Saturn so you might feel a bit lonely or out of touch. Fortunately the Moon sextiles Venus that’s good for entertainment and enjoyment, or being at home feels comfy and secure. Plus the Moon sextiles Uranus to break you of any lethargy, especially on a strong Horse day. Luck is strongest for Horse, Tiger, Dog, and Sheep and during Horse hours 11 am – 1 pm.

Friday May 17 is a moody Water Sheep day on a waxing half Moon so strive for balance. The Moon squares the Sun and Mars so it’s challenging to handle people who do not agree with you, and there can be moments of difficulty and irritation. But Sheep want kindness and nurturing support. Fortunately the Moon sextiles Jupiter to seek comfort with old friends and familiar surroundings. Luck is strongest for Sheep, Rabbit, Horse, and Pig and during Sheep hours 1 pm – 3 pm.

Saturday May 18 is a crazy Wood Monkey day when Mercury squares Neptune so it’s easy to be confused or scattered. Venus sextiles Uranus to seek stimulation, the Moon is opposite Neptune for strange moods, the Moon squares Mercury for miscommunication, the Moon sextiles Saturn for the desire to be alone with your Monkey mind thoughts, and the Moon trines Pluto for emotional intensity. So avoid signing contracts, making decisions, or making commitments that cannot later be changed. Luck is strongest for Monkey, Rat, Dragon, and Snake and during Monkey hours 3 pm – 5 pm.

Sunday May 19 is an agreeable Wood Rooster (Phoenix) day when the Moon aspects Venus and Jupiter for pleasant and affectionate interactions, increased generosity, and it’s a good day to be social or throw a party. The Moon also trines Mars to start projects, your physical energy is strong, and you can be a leader. Luck is strongest for Rooster, Ox, Dragon, and Snake and during Rooster hours 5 pm – 7 pm.

Good luck and have a great week,

Susan

TAURUS DOUBLE SNAKE ECLIPSE

May 5, 2013 § 3 Comments

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NEW MOON ECLIPSE

Thursday May 9 is a new Moon eclipse at 5:28 pm PDT in the solid Earth sign Taurus the Bull. This new Moon is time to focus on practical earthly matters: your health, the food you eat, your money and financial security, career and the work you do.

An eclipse is an absence of light when the “shadow” is seen so now there are opportunities to address practical matters that you may have been avoiding. Passions and goals are strong as the Moon, Sun, Mercury, and Mars are all in Taurus for a burst of new energy. Just be realistic about the amount of work involved to achieve a goal or manifest a dream because…

DOUBLE SNAKE

This new Moon eclipse begins the month of the Fire Snake, creating double Snake power: a Snake month in a Snake year! The Fire Snake can be very driven, is intense, spiritual, and born to succeed. Fire Snake is a dynamic worker who is not easily intimidated by anyone or anything. So luck is with you to set and accomplish goals, launch new endeavors, try new methods, and take innovative risks.

But be thorough in this Snake year and slow is better, especially with so many planets in Taurus. Luck is strongest for the Earth signs Taurus, Capricorn, and Virgo and for those born in Snake, Ox, Dragon, and Phoenix (Rooster) years, and during Snake hours 9 am – 11 am.

Happy new Moon,

Susan

May 6 – 12, 2013 The Week in Chinese Astrology

May 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

12 Chinese animals

Highlights this week are a new Moon eclipse on Thursday at 5:28 pm PDT that starts the month of the Fire Snake, a fun and lucky for love Friday night, and a very harmonious Sunday for Mother’s Day.

Monday May 6 is an interesting Water Monkey day (black Monkey) when the Moon blends with Uranus. Moods and opinions change quickly, people feel impulsive, and no one wants to follow routine. Plus Moon squares Pluto adding to the compulsiveness and sense of rebellion. Fortunately communication planet Mercury trines Pluto for an interest in what lies below the surface to arrive at understanding. Luck is strongest for Monkey, Rat, Dragon, and Snake and during Monkey hours 3 pm – 5 pm.

Tuesday May 7 Mercury blends with the fiery red planet Mars so communicate with care. There is intellectual competitiveness and people can be defensive or say mean things especially on this Water Rooster day. So no pecking! Bickering is just not worth it as energy winds down to the new Moon on Thursday. Luck is strongest for Rooster, Ox, Dragon, and Snake and during Rooster hours 5 pm – 7 pm.

Wednesday May 8 is a solid Wood Dog day for strength of convictions and fair play. Moon sextiles Neptune for increased sensitivity to other people’s emotions. It’s comforting to be with friends and loved ones. Moon is opposite Pluto for profound emotions and deep sense of caring. If feeling guilty, jealousy, or other strange emotions it’s fortunate to talk about it with a counselor, healer, or loved one. Luck is strongest for the Dog, Rabbit, Tiger, and Horse and during Dog hours 7 pm – 9 pm.

Thursday May 9 is a new Moon eclipse at 5:28 pm PDT that starts the month of the Fire Snake creating double Snake power: a Snake month in a Snake year! Passions and goals are strong as the Moon blends with Sun, Mercury, and Mars for a burst of new energy. Moon trines Pluto for intensity of emotions, and encounters are intimate not superficial. Today is a Wood Pig day but pacifist Pig’s energy is overwhelmed by the power of focused Snake. Luck is strongest for Snake, Ox, Dragon, and Rooster and during Snake hours 9 am – 11 am.

Fri May 10 is an engaging Fire Rat day when Moon blends with love planet Venus. Good to get out and socialize, people feel cheerful, it’s a great time for a party, and the intensity of yesterday’s eclipse is much lighter. Love relationships are lucky, and if single a new love can be discovered. Today is also fortunate for feng shui improvements that add beauty to your home. Luck is strongest for Rat, Ox, Dragon, and Monkey, and during Rat hours 11 pm – 1 am.

Sat May 11 is a Fire Ox day that’s best for structure and stability, but Moon sextiles Uranus bringing the desire for something unique and different. Sun blends with Mercury for interesting conversations and opportunities to communicate what’s on your mind, but Moon squares Neptune so emotions are not clear and it’s easy to get lost in daydreams. Lighten up and try not to sign contracts or make binding commitments that cannot later be changed. Luck is strongest for Ox, Rat, Snake, and Rooster and during Ox hours 1 am – 3 am.

Sun May 12 is strong Earth Tiger day on Mother’s Day. Fortunately Moon blends with Jupiter for all good things! People are more generous, feel uplifted, and have a sense that everything is fine. Good for spiritual insights and compassion. No one is easily angered even on a Tiger day because the Earth Tiger (yellow Tiger, or golden Tiger) is the most grounded and stable of all Tigers. Luck is strongest for Tiger, Dog, Horse, and Pig and during Tiger hours 3 am – 5 am.

Have a great week!

Love,

Susan

TAROT and ANIMALS

May 2, 2013 § 1 Comment

Parrot selects a tarot card!

Parrot selects a tarot card!

Sometimes a tarot reader, or someone who is learning tarot, tells me that they do not feel clear enough to pick their own tarot cards. Either they are too attached to the outcome and are nervous about it, or they fear that they’ll keep picking cards until they get the answer they want. In these instances, your animal companion can help you! If you wish to include your pet in your tarot process, willing animals can be trained or gently persuaded to select tarot cards.

Shuffle your cards, cut, and lay out the cards in a half-moon shape. Then ask your pet cat, dog, bird, serpent, or other domesticated animal to place their paw, beak, or body part on a card. Cats tend to be very acute. Some animals enjoy the divination process and seek tarot selection opportunities. My pet parrot Jamilla died of old age, but when she was alive she often selected tarot cards. She tapped her little beak on the back of a card to indicate her selection. She regularly selected 9 Cups.

Good luck in using your animal companions to assist you with divination. You just might find that your pet has a talent for it!

Jamilla's card 9 Cups

Jamilla Lovebird’s card 9 Cups

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