July 1 – 7, 2013 The Week in Chinese Astrology

June 29, 2013 § 1 Comment

two snakesHighlights this week are a mystical Double Snake Tuesday, a strong double Horse Wednesday, and a festive Fourth of July on kind Sheep day!

Mon July 1 is a passionate Earth Dragon day, the yellow Dragon whose body is the Earth. Events can flow easily this week with a grand trine of the Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune. Now is a great time to express your creativity, and feng shui enhancements are very fortunate. Love planet Venus squares Saturn so relationships are more serious today, and there is a sense of fate in your personal interactions. Luck is strongest for Dragon, Rat, Snake, and Monkey and during Dragon hours 7 am – 9 am.

Tues July 2 is a mystical double Snake day; an Earth Snake day in this Water Snake year. Moon sextiles Sun and Neptune for a good balance between work obligations and privacy, and more sensitivity to the moods of others. Moon trines Pluto for perception and insights whereby empathy is increased and answers can come in dreams. Today is an excellent day for divination, following your feelings, and interpreting signs. Luck is strongest for Snake, Ox, Monkey, and Rooster (Phoenix) and during Snake hours 9 am – 11 am.

Wed July 3 is a strong double Horse day; a Metal Horse (white Horse) day in this Earth Horse month. Get outside and be active under the influence of athletic Horse. Mercury trines Neptune and Saturn for creative yet practical ideas. And Moon sextiles Mercury helping you to express your thoughts and feelings. But Sun blends with Mercury to see only your point of view so don’t be like a horse wearing blinders. Luck is strongest for Horse, Tiger, Dog, and Sheep and during Horse hours 11 am – 1 pm.

Thurs July 4 is a kind Metal Sheep day when the fortunate grand trine of major planets continues, but now there are a few challenging squares to deal with. The trine of Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune makes an easy flow of creativity that peaceful Sheep loves. But Moon squares Neptune not clear about feelings, Sun squares Uranus not following routine, and Venus squares Saturn serious about relationships. Lighten up on this creative Sheep day and flow with the grand trine energy! Luck is strongest for Sheep, Rabbit, Horse, and Pig and during Sheep hours 1 pm – 3 pm.

Fri July 5 is a lively Water Monkey (black Monkey) day when Moon sextiles Uranus for restlessness and desire for something new — perfect for Monkey! Curious Monkey loves to explore, and Moon sextiles Uranus to stir things up and create excitement. A day to follow your fancy, and maybe meet new people. The grand trine of major planets continues making this the start of a fun and exciting weekend. Luck is strongest for Monkey, Rat, Dragon, and Snake and during Monkey hours 3 pm – 5 pm.

Sat July 6 is a sensitive Water Rooster day. Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune are all in a grand trine for easy flow, creativity, and enjoyment of life. Moon blends with Mars but no need to argue your point of view because Moon also blends with Jupiter for kindness and just letting it go. Take care of yourself and clean up your home today or tomorrow as the lunar cycle winds down to the new Moon on Monday. Luck is strongest for Rooster, Ox, Dragon, and Snake and during Rooster hours 5 pm – 7 pm.

Sun July 7 is a Wood Dog day on the final day of this lunar cycle. The new Moon tomorrow at 12:14 am PDT starts the month of the Earth Sheep. Good fortune is with you on this final day of Horse month because Dog and Horse are best friends (along with Tiger). A grand trine of major planets makes life easier, and today is lucky for love as Venus trines Uranus for sudden encounters or unexpected surprises. The planet Saturn is no longer retrograde today so tasks are easier and take less time. Luck is strongest for the Dog, Rabbit, Tiger, and Horse and during Dog hours 7 pm – 9 pm.

Have a great week!

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Marriage during Mercury Retrograde

June 27, 2013 § 5 Comments

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When selecting a fortunate date for a wedding, people often ask me if it is unfavorable to get married during a Mercury retrograde. The planet Mercury is retrograde for three weeks three times a year, and now Mercury is retrograde in Cancer from June 26 through July 20. The final Mercury retrograde in 2013 will be in Scorpio from October 21 through November 10.

It’s fine to get married during a Mercury retrograde because love and marriage are not particularly mercurial. But if people are traveling to your wedding during a Mercury retrograde cycle, consider adding an extra day for travel. Make sure that no one flies or drives on the day of the wedding, but instead arrives a day early to avoid Mercury retrograde problems such as flight delays, lost luggage, driving hours out of your way, or here in the Bay Area where most weddings are in the wine country — showing up at the wrong winery!

Yesterday on the day of the Mercury retrograde was the defeat of DOMA (defense of marriage act) and of Proposition 8 (Prop hate). Finally gay liberation won! So if planning a wedding or getting married during this June and July Mercury retrograde take the time to be very thorough, don’t get upset if details are miscommunicated like the type of flowers or clothing measurements, and especially double check travel details to and from your wedding destination. Good luck!

June 24 – 30, 2013 The Week in Chinese Astrology

June 22, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Highlights this week are major planets in a grand trine for easy flow of energy, Mercury goes retrograde on easy Pig day Wednesday, and a fun Fire Tiger Saturday for celebration!

Monday June 24 is a smart, focused Metal Rooster (Phoenix) day. Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune are in a harmonious trine for grace, ease, and opportunities that soften Rooster’s toughness. The Moon is opposite Mercury and Venus for interesting conversations and different viewpoints — or stretching the truth and telling a tall tale — under the influence of the lively and entertaining Rooster. Luck is strongest for Rooster, Ox, Dragon, and Snake and during Rooster hours 5 pm – 7 pm.

Tuesday June 25 is the day of the heroic, altruistic Water Dog (black Dog). Time to do for others. Moon squares Saturn so you could feel lonely or negative. But you will feel better if you join the pack and work collectively. Events flow smoothly with a grand trine of major planets, and the Moon sextiles Uranus for innovation and inspiration. Luck is strongest for Dog, Rabbit, Tiger, and Horse and during Dog hours 7 pm – 9 pm.

Wednesday June 26 is a pleasant Water Pig day. Lighten up take a break! Communication planet Mercury goes retrograde until July 20. During the Mercury retrograde in this Water Snake year, slow down and be more thorough. And be very picky about any documents that you sign. Mercury is retrograde for three weeks three times a year. Luck is strongest for Pig, Tiger, Rabbit, and Sheep and during Pig hours 9 pm – 11 pm.

Thursday June 27 is an industrious Wood Rat day but Mercury just turned retrograde so best to review, redo, and re-evaluate. Moon blends with Neptune and trines Sun, Jupiter, and Saturn for creativity, good feelings with others, and much good fortune. Long-range plans can fall into place and it’s easier to get organized. Luck is strongest for Rat, Ox, Dragon, and Monkey, and during Rat hours 11 pm – 1 am.

Friday June 28 is a Wood Ox day when the Moon squares Mars so avoid disputes or any rash action. Fortunately Moon trines Mercury for a balance between feelings and intellect. Stay with the flow of Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune in a grand trine, and it’s better to go slow in a Snake year. Stay current with communication during this three week Mercury retrograde cycle. Luck is strongest for Ox, Rat, Snake, and Rooster and during Ox hours 1 am – 3 am.

Saturday June 29 is a hot Fire Tiger (red Tiger) day when no one wants to bossed around or told what to do. Now is a waning half Moon for balance between Tiger independence or enjoying the company of others. Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune are still in a grand trine for easy flow and creative action. Plus the Moon trines Venus for love, harmony, and a great time to have a party! Luck is strongest for Tiger, Dog, Horse, and Pig and during Tiger hours 3 am – 5 am.

Sunday June 30 is an artistic Fire Rabbit day. Moon blends with Uranus for something different, and Moon sextiles Mars bringing strength and vigor that’s useful on a Rabbit day. Sun, Moon, and Pluto make a T-square for tension in relationships, but Rabbit’s gentle and diplomatic influence saves the day. Sun and Jupiter trine Saturn and Neptune so peace is made and all ends well. Luck is strongest for Rabbit, Sheep, Dog, and Pig and during Rabbit hours 5 am – 7 am.

Have a great week!

Love,

Susan

Summer Solstice, Full Moon, and Mercury Retrograde

June 18, 2013 § Leave a comment

Summer Solstice!

Summer Solstice!

SUMMER SOLSTICE

Thursday June 20 at 10:04 pm PDT is Summer Solstice, the longest day in the northern hemisphere. Mother Nature is at her peak during this time of abundant light. On this day the Sun enters sensitive Water sign Cancer, the sign of the mother, nurturer, and healer that rules the 4th house of astrology, the house of family, roots, and home. Feng shui enhancements are favored at this time, especially improvements that add beauty to your environment.

FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN

Sunday June 23 at 4:32 am PDT is a full Moon in the Earth sign Capricorn. This is an ideal time to let your pragmatic side shine and be organized, especially in business, before Mercury goes retrograde in a few days. Good fortune can come your way and life can flow easily on this full Moon. There is a grand Water trine whereby the Sun and Jupiter are in Cancer, Saturn is in Scorpio, and Neptune is in Pisces — all Water signs.This extremely harmonious connection of planets makes it easier to trust the flow of life, follow your intuition, and be creative. Feel free to call me at 415.642.8019 or email susan@susanlevitt.com for a tarot or astrology reading to best align with this grand Water trine energy. Luck is strongest for the the Earth signs Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo and for those born in Ox, Snake, and Phoenix (Rooster) years.

MERCURY RETROGRADE

Wednesday June 26 at 6:07 am PDT communication planet Mercury goes retrograde in the Water sign Cancer until July 20. Communicate your feelings, and really listen to the sentiment of what people say. Mercury is best in Air signs like Aquarius and Gemini, so can get a bit murky or unclear in Water sign Cancer. So take more time to communicate, and know that what people say and what people feel might not have any connection. During a Mercury retrograde cycle in this Water Snake year, slow down and be more thorough. And be very picky about any documents that you sign. The final Mercury retrograde of 2013 will be October 21 through November 10 in the Water sign Scorpio.

Happy full Moon,

Susan

June 17 – 23, 2013 The Week in Chinese Astrology

June 14, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Highlights this week are a powerful fire Dragon day on Wednesday, a double Snake Thursday on Summer Solstice at 10:04 pm PDT, much strength on double Earth Horse Friday, and a white Monkey full Moon on Sunday at 4:32 am PDT!

Mon June 17 is the day of the Wood Tiger (green Tiger). The element Wood gives Tiger a double dose of energy, optimism, and enthusiasm. Plus the Moon trines Mars for added courage and confidence. Mars sextiles Uranus so you might be more impulsive and changeable. And the Moon opposes Uranus and squares Pluto so don’t be accident prone today! Luck is strongest for Tiger, Dog, Horse, and Pig and during Tiger hours 3 am – 5 am.

Tues June 18 is a kind Wood Rabbit day. The Moon trines Sun and Jupiter for a pleasant sense of well being,increased generosity, and more concern for others. But the Moon squares Mercury and Venus for either light-hearted affection or too much direct talk. Either way, it’s best to avoid controversy. Artistic pursuits succeed on this Rabbit day as Saturn trines Neptune; keep your head in the clouds but your feet firmly planted on the ground. Today is fortunate to add feng shui enhancements such as fresh flowers and objects of beauty. Luck is strongest for Rabbit, Sheep, Dog, and Pig and during Rabbit hours 5 am – 7 am.

Wed June 19 is powerful Fire Dragon (red Dragon) of good luck and good fortune! A grand trine is formed in the heavens as the Moon blends with Saturn to trine Sun, Jupiter, and Neptune. Moon blending with serious Saturn can bring sadness or a sense of loneliness. But 5 planets in a grand trine bring creative inspiration and amazing luck, sudden expansion and growth, and doors can open for you easily today. Luck is strongest for Dragon, Rat, Snake, and Monkey and during Dragon hours 7 am – 9 am.

Thurs June 20 is a deep-feeling double Snake day; a Fire Snake day in a Water Snake year. Mercury blends with Venus for kind and loving communication. The Sun blends with Jupiter for expansion, good luck, and growth. The Moon trines Mercury and Venus for romance, sentimental feelings, and enjoyment in relationships. At 10:04 pm PDT is Summer Solstice, the longest day in the northern hemisphere when Mother nature is at her peak. Great to be outdoors and celebrate nature! Luck is strongest for Snake, Ox, Monkey, and Rooster (Phoenix) and during Snake hours 9 am – 11 am.

Fri June 21 is a double Earth Horse day; an Earth Horse day in an Earth Horse month. This is a lucky day for strength, courage, and taking action as the Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune make a very harmonious and fortunate grand trine. Plus the Moon trines Uranus for something different and a sense of adventure. Good to be active, athletic, and get outdoors. Luck is strongest for Horse, Tiger, Sheep, and Dog and during Horse hours 11 am – 1 pm.

Sat June 22 is a gentle Earth Sheep day, the fortunate golden Sheep, to take care of yourself and others. Life can flow as the lucky grand trine continues of Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune. Sheep love beauty so tonight enjoy a nice meal, indulgent luxury, and a warm relaxing bath. And Sheep love the flock so be social and enjoy the companionship of others. But the Moon is opposite Mars so don’t get too excited or giddy. Energy builds to the full Moon tomorrow. Luck is strongest for Sheep, Hare, Horse, and Pig and during Sheep hours 1 pm – 3 pm.

Sun June 23 is a focused Metal Monkey (white Monkey) day on the full Moon! The Moon blends with Pluto for added intensity and the desire to get to the bottom of things and find out all secrets. Under the influence of the curious and probing Monkey, affairs do not get out of hand because the Sun blends with Jupiter in a big grand trine so all ends well. Plus the Moon sextiles Saturn and Neptune bringing needed calmness and sensitivity. Luck is strongest for Monkey, Rat, Dragon, and Snake and during Monkey hours 3 pm – 5 pm.

Have a great week!

Love,

Susan

THE DEVIL IN THE TAROT

June 10, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Every morning I select a tarot card for my day. I post it on Facebook and Twitter to share my card and inspire others to start picking their daily tarot card too. Or they can just follow along with my card.

My tarot card today is THE DEVIL #15. It means confusion, deceit, and wool over the eyes — especially on this Sheep day. THE DEVIL is also a Saturn card of time; taking more time, needing more time. It’s of the element Earth and astrology sign Capricorn.

A woman replied to my Facebook post and asked for more info on The Devil, and wondered if it’s an auspicious card. I told her that The Devil indicates ignorance and confusion that needs to be dispersed. It’s a heads up to be aware of deceit. Something is amiss an requires closer scrutiny. Time to examine the situation and focus on clearing out the puzzling energy.

But this energy can take many forms: lying, deceit, adultery, stealing, and money/career salary issues because of the Capricorn influence and Capricorn ruling the 10th house of career. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn (Chronos) Old Father time so this is not a fast fix.

An Earth-plane solution to do something right away about THE DEVIL is to clean up and create good feng shui! So THE DEVIL is can be auspicious if it inspires action to get clear, but THE DEVIL is generally not considered a lucky card in tarot.

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Getting THE DEVIL today probably means I am being plagiarized. I get 7 Swords for that too. When you get THE DEVIL in a tarot reading you probably aren’t being plagiarized, but THE DEVIL takes many forms so discover what form that might be for you.

If you are learning tarot, by following one card a day you will soon learn the whole deck! Feel free to ask me about any card, and maybe research the cards you find most interesting. Check out my book Introduction to Tarot or my The Complete Tarot Kit.

Devil be damned and good luck!

Introduction To Tarot, my book in The Complete Tarot Kit.

Introduction To Tarot, my book in The Complete Tarot Kit.

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June 10 – 16, 2013 The Week in Chinese Astrology

June 9, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Highlights this week are a creative Fire Sheep day on Monday to start the week, a fortunate Metal Dog day on Thursday, and good fortune continues on a Water Pig day on Friday for socializing and enjoying life!

Monday June 10 is an inspired, creative Fire Sheep day on the crescent Moon. The Moon blends with Mercury and Venus for empathetic and kind communication, and artistic self expression brings results. Venus trines Saturn and Neptune for romance and appreciation of beauty. An excellent day for feng shui enhancements to your home and office, especially if you add the lucky springtime flowers peony and orchid. Luck is strongest for Sheep, Rabbit, Horse, and Pig and during Sheep hours 1 pm – 3 pm.

Tuesday June 11 is an Earth Monkey (gold Monkey) day when life can become chaotic as Mercury and Venus square Uranus and oppose Pluto. It’s easy to be overwhelmed or jump ahead of plans. Be aware that Monkey loves tall tales, and fine with Monkey to stretch the truth! Fortunately Venus and Saturn trine Neptune to keep relationships from derailing. And Earth Monkey is the most grounded and sensible of all the Monkeys. Luck is strongest for Monkey, Rat, Dragon, and Snake and during Monkey hours 3 pm – 5 pm.

Wednesday June 12 is an Earth Phoenix (Rooster) day, the fortunate golden bird. The Moon sextiles Mars and trines Uranus to feel good about your work and get much accomplished, and Rooster loves accomplishments. But Mercury and Venus square Uranus so no pecking! Be aware that direct communication can sound bossy or critical, even when that’s not your intent. Luck is strongest for Rooster, Ox, Dragon, and Snake and during Rooster hours 5 pm – 7 pm.

Thursday June 13 is a strong Metal Dog (white Dog) day when all is well. A Dog day is fortunate in this Horse month. The Sun sextiles the Moon for balance, and it’s easy to express your true feelings. Plus the Sun blends with Jupiter for generosity of spirit and a nice rapport with others. Dog loves the pack so now is a good time for socializing and networking. Luck is strongest for the Dog, Rabbit, Tiger, and Horse and during Dog hours 7 pm – 9 pm.

Friday June 14 is a sweet Metal Pig day. The Moon sextiles Jupiter and Saturn to feel good, enjoy group activities, and your emotional needs are well balanced with duties or obligations. Mercury blends with Venus for pleasant conversations and good fortune in romance. Luck is strongest for Pig, Tiger, Rabbit, and Sheep and during Pig hours 9 pm – 11 pm.

Saturday June 15 is a passionate Water Rat (black Rat) day when the Moon sextiles Mercury and Venus for interesting conversations, good communication, and deep feelings. Plus the Moon trines Pluto so intimate relationships are deepened and enriched. But the Moon squares Mars bringing a tendency to argue your point of view or get carried away about one topic so keep that in check. Luck is strongest for Rat, Ox, Dragon, and Monkey, and during Rat hours 11 pm – 1 am.

Sunday June 16 is a steady Water Ox day on a waning half Moon. Half Moons are a time for balance and to take care of yourself and others. The Moon squares Sun and Jupiter for growth and expansion, but under the influence of the gentle Ox you won’t go to extremes. Mars sextiles Uranus for impatience with routine, but on an Ox day it is easier to follow rules and stay with the structure you’ve created in your life. Luck is strongest for Ox, Rat, Snake, and Rooster and during Ox hours 1 am – 3 am.

Have a great week!

Love,

Susan

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