Halloween and Piggy Eclipse

October 30, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Thursday October 31 is Halloween, the exact point between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice. The Sun, Mercury, Saturn, and the north node of the Moon are all in passionate Water sign Scorpio. Fate knocks on the door, and past actions determine the outcome. Energy is also powerful on November 2, All Souls’ Day and the Day of the Dead, as lunar energy winds down to a Solar Eclipse.

NEW MOON ECLIPSE

Sunday November 3 at 4:50 am PST is a new Moon Eclipse in the Water sign Scorpio. Astrologically, there are many harmonious sextiles today that bring ease and good fortune. Scorpio can be serious, but also is a lot of fun! The Eclipse can bring to light things that have been hidden, making this an opportune time for divination. Please call me at 415.642.8019 or email susan@susanlevitt.com to schedule your Eclipse reading.

WATER PIG MONTH

This new Moon begins the month of the Water Pig. Now is time for completion, but also time to appreciate the good life. So relax, enjoy, take care, and eat well in this Piggy month. Pig is opposite Snake so a Pig month is usually not considered fortunate in a Snake year. But this is the WATER Pig month in a WATER Snake year. The element Water creates a very harmonious flow of energy. Excellent for feng shui enhancements to increase your luck in relationships. My feng shui consultation info. The ease and flow of Pig month is luckiest for Pig, Tiger, Rabbit, and Sheep and the Water signs Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer.

Happy new Moon,

Susan

Oct 28 – Nov 3, 2013 The Week in Chinese Astrology

October 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

cute pigHighlights this week are a deep double Snake Wednesday, an active Water Monkey Saturday, and a new Moon ECLIPSE at 4:50 am PST that begins the month of the WATER PIG on Sunday!

Mon Oct 28 is a sensitive Fire Rabbit day. Sun, Mercury, and Saturn are all conjunct resulting in a more serious and sober tone today. Fortunately Moon trines Venus for the art, beauty, and creativity that Rabbit craves. Excellent day to appreciate your relationships. Rabbit day luck strong for Rabbit, Sheep, Dog, and Pig and during Rabbit hours 5 – 7 am.

Tues Oct 29 is a powerful Earth Dragon day when the Moon conjuncts Mars for irritability, looking for an argument, and neglecting details. Mighty Dragon would rather leave the mundane tasks of life to others. Plus Mercury conjuncts Saturn this week so communication issues can be touchy especially during this Mercury retrograde cycle that ends on November 10. Fortunately the Sun is in a lucky star sextile to the Moon, Mars, and Pluto for emotional balance, high energy, and able to reform and change. Dragon day luck strong for Dragon, Rat, Snake, and Monkey and during Dragon hours 7 – 9 am.

Wed Oct 30 is a DOUBLE SNAKE day; an Earth Snake day in a Water Snake year! Moon sextiles Jupiter for good social times. Tonight is superb for an intimate party, connect deeply with others. Moon squares Venus for social engagements that have meaning. Sun and Mercury blend with Saturn for serious discussions. Plus Sun and Mercury sextile Pluto for transformation. Snake day luck strong for Snake, Ox, Monkey, and Rooster (Phoenix) and during Snake hours 9 – 11 am.

Thurs Oct 31 is a Metal Horse day (white Horse) day and Halloween, the point between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice. The veil is thin between the seen and unseen worlds as the seasonal wheel turns. Anticipate a fun and feisty time under the influence of the strong mercurial Horse. The Moon is opposite Uranus for a bit of rebellion, freedom and independence that Horse loves. Mars trines Pluto for ambition and energy. But the Sun, Mercury, and Saturn blend together; fate knocks on the door, and past actions are rewarded — or not — depending on if you’ve been truthful and acted with integrity — especially during this Water Dog month. A Horse day is fortunate in a Dog month because Horse & Dog are best friends along w/ Tiger. Horse day luck strong for Horse, Tiger, Dog, and Sheep and during Horse hours 11 am – 1 pm.

Fri Nov 1 is a confusing Metal Sheep day on the last days of the lunar cycle. The Moon is opposite Uranus and squares both Jupiter and Pluto. People are impulsive, escapist, and could engage in power struggles. Uranus square Pluto brings drastic energy for radical social change and liberation. Politically, it’s Occupy v.s. Tea Party with polarity of the new & innovative against the old world (dis)order. Sun conjuncts Mercury to only see your point of view. Sheep day luck strong for Sheep, Rabbit, Horse, and Pig and during Sheep hours 1 – 3 pm.

Sat Nov 2 is a busy Water Monkey (black Monkey) day when Sun and Moon conjunct Mercury to believe only what you want to believe, and no one can tell you what to do. Moon and Mercury trine Neptune for inspired Monkey fantasies, and a drive to talk about your feelings and ideas. Sun and Mercury sextile Mars and Pluto to be a leader not a follower. There’s a lot to do and you feel powerful when active. Moon sextiles Venus for romance tonight. Monkey day luck strong for Monkey, Rat, Dragon, and Snake and during Monkey hours 3 – 5 pm.

Sun Nov 3 is a new Moon ECLPISE at 4:50 am PST that begins the month of the Water Pig. Time to relax, enjoy, take care, and eat well in this Piggy month. There are many harmonious sextiles today that bring ease and good fortune. Pig is opposite Snake so a Pig month is usually not considered fortunate in a Snake year. But this is the WATER Pig month in a WATER Snake year. The element Water creates a very harmonious flow of energy. Excellent for feng shui enhancements to increase your luck in relationships. Pig month is luckiest for Pig, Tiger, Rabbit, and Sheep.

Good luck and have a great week,

Susan

URANUS SQUARE PLUTO: Occupy or Tea Party?

October 21, 2013 § Leave a comment

URANUS in Aries squares PLUTO in Capricorn on the following dates: NOVEMBER 1 2013, April 21 2014 December 14 2014, and March 16 2015. Uranus symbolizes freedom, radical change, and liberation. Pluto (especially in Earth sign Capricorn) represents the conservative power structure. And the reigning PLUTOcracy, a government of wealthy men, has become globalized with drone strikes to keep predatory capitalism in power. The most recent series of Uranus square Pluto was between 1932 and 1934. In the U.S. it was the peak of the Great Depression and the invention of the atomic bomb. In Europe was the rise of Adolph Hitler.

In Asia, upheaval at this time lead to Japan and China at war by 1937 that set the stage for World War 2. In 1966 and 1967, Uranus and Pluto were conjunct three times (blended together but not squared) that started cultural and social revolutions all over the world. Uranus added passion and power to liberation movements and the social shifts that followed. The Summer of Love was here in San Francisco in 1967, and the Cultural Revolution in China raged during these years, especially in 1966 the year of the Fire Horse.

Many people know about current changes in the Chinese communist government, but don’t know recent Chinese history of the last century. I recommend the book THE BITTER SEA: Coming of Age in China Before Mao by Charles N. Li. Professor Li is a Metal Dragon who lives in Santa Barbara, CA. Don’t be put off by the bitter title, a translation of the Sanskrit Buddhist word samsara. THE BITTER SEA is a Uranian book whose story you will enjoy while learning about China!

Oct 21 – 27, 2013 THE WEEK IN CHINESE ASTROLOGY

October 19, 2013 § Leave a comment

chinese_zodiac_wheel_necklace-r156d32f74d804e9196fe716301029978_fkok9_8byvr_512Highlights this week are a Metal Monkey Monday when Mercury goes retrograde, a double Water Dog Wednesday, and a passionate Fire Tiger Sunday!

Mon Oct 21 is a Metal Monkey (white Monkey) day when communication planet MERCURY GOES RETROGRADE at 3:29 am PDT. Mercury will be retrograde until November 10. Mercury is retrograde for three weeks three times a year. During a Mercury retrograde cycle is easy to get lost when driving, misplace keys and documents, and have problems with technology. This Mercury retrograde is the last one in this Water Snake year, so it can be a fortunate cycle to review your life. If you have not created time for meditation and contemplation during this Snake year, this Mercury retrograde can be your time to rest and slow down before activities start for the holidays. Monkey day luck is strong for Monkey, Rat, Dragon, and Snake and during Monkey hours 3 pm – 5 pm.

Tues Oct 22 is a Metal Phoenix (Rooster) day when Mercury conjuncts Saturn to be thorough in your communication. Slow down and be precise, just the way Phoenix likes it. Phoenix correlates to the Western sign Virgo. But no need to be too serious today as the Moon is opposite Venus for a bit of indulgence, socializing, and a nice meal. Phoenix day luck is strong for Phoenix, Ox, Dragon, and Snake and during Phoenix hours 5 pm – 7 pm.

Wed Oct 23 is a double Water Dog day; a Water Dog day in this Water Dog month. Remember to keep the integrity of the spiritual Water Dog and not get involved in any shady dealings! Dog values honesty, loyalty, and integrity. Uphold these values, especially in relationships, to achieve success. As this Water Snake year ends, secrets are revealed and falsehoods are exposed. Sun trines Neptune for emotional understanding and insights. Dog day luck is strong for Dog, Rabbit, Tiger, and Horse and during Dog hours 7 pm – 9 pm.

Thurs Oct 24 is a Water Pig day when the Moon trines Neptune for increased empathy and sensitivity. Sun and Moon sextile Mars for fortitude of character and courage, which are both Pig traits. Uranus square Pluto for rebellion and change. Pig day luck is strong for Pig, Tiger, Rabbit, and Sheep and during Pig hours 9 pm – 11 pm.

Fri Oct 25 is a Wood Rat day with many harmonious trines. Moon trines Mercury and Saturn to be in touch with your feelings yet keep feelings under control, Sun trines Neptune for idealism, Mercury trines Jupiter to get organized during Mercury retrograde, and Mars trines Pluto for transformation. Moon conjuncts Jupiter to live large, enjoy life, and expand your circle. Rat day luck is strong for Rat, Ox, Dragon, and Monkey, and during Rat hours 11 pm – 1 am.

Sat Oct 26 is a Wood Ox day on waning half Moon, a time for balance. Sun conjuncts Mercury and Saturn to be more serious today. That’s fine with hard-working and mature Ox. Ox correlates to the Western sign Capricorn. Mars is opposite Neptune so stay steady and do not be discouraged. Slow down if there are misunderstandings. Ox day luck strong for Ox, Rat, Snake, and Phoenix (Rooster) and during Ox hours 1 am – 3 am.

profile_187487563_75sq_1363994311Sun Oct 27 is a fire Tiger (red Tiger) day when feelings and emotions are passionate. The Moon squares Mercury and trines Uranus for a new adventure and action. No one wants to be bored today. The ongoing Uranus square Pluto brings out the rebel in Tiger’s nature. Mercury trines Jupiter bringing communication ease during Mercury retrograde. Tiger day luck is strong for Tiger, Dog, Horse, and Pig and during Tiger hours 3 am – 5 am.

Good luck and have a great week!

FULL MOON ECLIPSE and MERCURY LUCK

October 16, 2013 § Leave a comment

S.F. Full MoonFULL MOON ECLIPSE

Friday October 18 at 4:51 pm PDT is a full Moon eclipse in the Fire sign Aries. Aries value independence, power, and leadership. An eclipse is an absence of light when the shadow is seen so you might not be clear about where your power lies. This full Moon is opposite the Sun and squares Jupiter in a cardinal T-square so you could be indecisive about what direction to take to harness your energy.

Fortunately there are many trines to bring ease including Sun trine Neptune for idealism and understanding, Mercury trine Jupiter for lucky communication, Moon trine Mars for courage, and Venus trine Uranus for new experiences in relationships.

But this full Moon eclipse will feel intense because it occurs on a double Snake day; a Fire Snake day in a Water Snake year. For clarity about life direction, know you can call me at 415.642.8019 or email susan@susanlevitt.com to schedule your tarot or astrology reading for the full Moon eclipse.

Luck is with everyone find new understanding, and is strongest for the Fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius and those born in Dragon, Monkey, and Rat years.

MERCURY RETROGRADE

Communication planet Mercury is retrograde for three weeks three times a year. From October 21 to November 10 Mercury will be retrograde in the powerful Water sign Scorpio. Under the influence of Scorpio, secrets can be revealed and actions without integrity can be exposed. Remember to keep your integrity during this month of the Water Dog. Dog values honesty, loyalty, and integrity. Uphold these values during this Mercury retrograde, especially in relationships, to achieve success.

As Water Snake year ends, this Mercury retrograde can be a superb cycle to review your life and get in touch with your deepest feelings. If you have not created time for meditation and contemplation during Snake year, this Mercury retrograde can be your time to relax before activities start for the holidays.

Happy full Moon,

Susan

October 14 – 20, 2013 The Week in Chinese Astrology

October 10, 2013 § Leave a comment

S.F. Full MoonHighlights this week are a lucky Wood Rabbit Wednesday, an intense FULL MOON ECLIPSE at 4:38 pm PDT on double Snake Friday, and social Sheep Sunday as Mercury goes retrograde!

Mon Oct 14 is a Water Ox day when the Moon conjuncts Neptune and is opposite Mars. Moon and Neptune increase sensitivity, especially on a deep-feeling Water day. Empathy is much stronger. This is helpful because a Mars opposition can lead to disagreements, arguments over trivial matters, even accidents. Fortunately Sun trines Moon for balance to stay steady. Ox day luck strong for Ox, Rat, Snake, and Phoenix (Rooster) and during Ox hours 1 am – 3 am.

Tues Oct 15 is a lively Wood Tiger (green Tiger) day when Moon trines Mercury and Saturn. Can talk about your feelings. Intellect and emotions are well balanced. Saturn adds a realistic and practical approach that is very beneficial. Plus Mercury trines Jupiter that’s good for planning and seeing the big picture. Start to get organized now before Mercury goes retrograde on October 21 at 3:29 am PDT. Tiger day luck strong for Tiger, Horse, Dog, and Pig and during Tiger hours 3 am – 5 am.

Wed Oct 16 is a lucky Wood Rabbit day when the Moon trines Mercury and Jupiter in a grand trine for enjoyment of beauty, a good meal, and socializing tonight. You can talk your way to success under the influence of diplomatic Rabbit. Venus trines Uranus for something different in relationships that is a refreshing break from your routine. Rabbit day luck strong for Rabbit, Sheep, Dog, and Pig and during Rabbit hours 5 am – 7 am.

Thurs Oct 17 is an active Fire Dragon (red Dragon) day when energy builds to the full Moon eclipse tomorrow. If you didn’t start to feel the full Moon energy yesterday on gentle Rabbit day, you will feel it now. Moon conjuncts Uranus bringing impulsive feelings and rash action. But that’s just fine with the Fire Dragon. Mercury conjuncts Saturn so could be too serious and a bit pensive. But Moon trines Venus so lighten up, see the best in others, and try to enjoy life. Under the influence of Venus it’s fortunate to add beauty to your surroundings and make feng shui adjustments. Dragon day luck strong for Dragon, Rat, Snake, and Monkey and during Dragon hours 7 am – 9 am.

Fri Oct 18 is a full Moon eclipse at 4:38 pm PDT on a double Snake day; a Fire Snake day in a Water Snake year. An eclipse is an absence of light when the shadow is seen so you might not be clear about where your power lies. The full Moon is opposite the Sun and squares Jupiter so you could be indecisive about what direction to take. Time to seek answers and get clear about your life path. Fortunately there are many trines to bring ease including Sun trine Neptune for understanding, Mercury trine Jupiter for good communication, and Venus trine Uranus for new insights in relationships. Snake day luck strong for Snake, Monkey, Phoenix (Rooster), and Ox and during Snake hours 9 am – 11 am.

Sat Oct 19 is an Earth Horse day to lighten up after the lunar eclipse. Moon trines Mars and Pluto in a lucky grand trine to be assertive, strong, and courageous. Good to be active, athletic, and get outdoors. Mercury trines Jupiter for friendly feelings, optimism, and to expand your horizons. But Mars is opposite Neptune so not a good day for serious plans or discussions. Horse day luck strong for Horse, Tiger, Sheep, and Dog and during Horse hours 11 am – 1 pm.

Sun Oct 20 is an Earth Sheep day, the fortunate gold Sheep, when the Moon sextiles Jupiter to relax, enjoy, and go to a party! Sheep love luxury so teat yourself today. And Sheep love the flock so be social and enjoy the companionship of others. There are many harmonious trines for easier flow including Moon trine Pluto, Sun trine Neptune, Mercury trine Jupiter, Venus trine Uranus, and Mars trine Pluto. The Moon is opposite Mercury and Saturn so chat about your feelings now. Tomorrow Mercury begins a three week retrograde cycle until November 10. Sheep day luck strong for Sheep, Rabbit, Horse, and Pig and during Sheep hours 1 pm – 3 pm.

Good luck and have a great week!

MERCURY RETROGRADE

October 10, 2013 § Leave a comment

Our Boy MercuryMERCURY RETROGRADE

From October 21 to November 10, 2013 communication planet Mercury will be retrograde in the powerful Water sign Scorpio. Secrets can be revealed, and actions without integrity will be exposed. Remember to keep the integrity of this Water Dog month and not get involved in any shady dealings! Dog values honesty, loyalty, and integrity. Uphold these values during this Mercury retrograde, especially in relationships, to achieve success. As this Water Snake year ends, secrets are revealed and falsehoods are exposed.

This Mercury retrograde can be a superb cycle to review your life and get in touch with your deepest feelings. If you have not created time for meditation and contemplation during this Snake year, this Mercury retrograde can be your time to take care, heal, and slow down before activities start for the holidays.

2014 MERCURY RETROGRADES

Communication planet Mercury is retrograde for three weeks three times a year. During the Mercury retrogrades in 2014 Wood Horse year, events can be quite chaotic. So hold on to the reins and ride out the wild energy!

2014 Mercury retrograde cycles:

February 6 – 28 in Air sign Aquarius. Good for think tank, new ideas, and networking. Mercury is exalted in Aquarius, the best sign for Mercury.

June 7 – July 1 in Air sign Gemini. Events fly by and energy is wildly fast paced in this double Horse month — Metal Horse month in Wood Horse year. Metal chops Wood so be careful of accidents.

October 4 – 25 in Air sign Libra. Relationships will be important under the influence of Libra. This retrograde gives us more opportunities to thoroughly communicate to loved ones.

Good luck!

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