December 27, 2013 § Leave a comment
Happy New Year! And happy new Moon. January 1 at 3:14 am PST is a new Moon in Capricorn. Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Pluto are all in Capricorn. That’s a lot of goat! This pack of planets in Capricorn is opposite Jupiter to think big. But this planetary pack also squares Uranus and Mars, and that can be combustible. So be practical and get organized under the influence of steady Earth sign Capricorn.
WOOD OX MONTH
This new Moon begins the month of the Wood Ox. Hard working Ox month is the best time to complete projects. Tie up loose ends in this final month of Snake year. Be ready when Horse year beings on the next new Moon on January 30. Call me at 415.642.8019 or reply to this email to schedule your 2014 forecast.
HORSE YEAR TALK
Please join me for my annual Chinese New Year talk! The Year of the Wood Horse 2014 starts with a bang. We’re off to the races when Horse, Tiger, Dog, and Pig have the best luck. Learn all about the strong and spirited Horse, and how Horse year energy influences you, your family, your community, and the world. Includes your personalized fortune for Horse year, and feng shui tips for a lucky New Year. Everyone is welcome.
Friday evening January 24 at 7:30 pm
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Happy New Year and Moon,
December 27, 2013 § Leave a comment
The highlight this week is a new Moon on January 1st New Year’s Day (3:14 am PST) that begins the month of the Wood OX. Now is the final month of this Water SNAKE year. Complete projects and be ready to go in Wood HORSE year 2014 on the next new Moon!
Mon Dec 30 is a strong Metal Horse day (white Horse) day. Horse brings a boost of energy during a lazy balsamic Moon. Moon sextiles Mars to put deep feelings into action. But Sun, Mercury, and Pluto square Mars and Uranus. Horse can be impulsive so watch out for accidents! Communication can be very direct. Energy winds down to the new Moon on Wednesday. Horse day luck strong for Horse, Tiger, Dog, and Sheep and Horse hours 11 am – 1 pm.
Tues Dec 31 is a Metal Sheep day on the last days of this lunar cycle. Many planets are in a conjunction — Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Pluto — to tell what you really feel. But lots of squares so might not like what you hear! Lighten up on this New Year’s Eve and have some fun! Time for some Sheepy pampering. Clean up before new Moon tomorrow. Moon sextiles Neptune for imagination and easy impressions. Sheep day luck strong for Sheep, Rabbit, Horse, and Pig and Sheep hours 1 – 3 pm.
Wed Jan 1 – Happy New Year on a Water MONKEY (black Monkey) day! And happy new Moon! Today at 3:14 am PST is a new Moon that begins the month of the WOOD OX. Hard working Ox month is the best time to finish projects. Be inventive on this Monkey day and figure out how to best wrap up your affairs before Horse year beings on the next new Moon. Planets in a pack Sun, Moon, Mercury and Pluto are opposite Jupiter to think big! But this pack of planets squares Uranus and Mars so it’s better to be practical in an Ox month, especially now during the tail of Snake year. Ox month is lucky for Ox, Snake, Phoenix (Rooster), and Rat.
Thurs Jan 2 is a Water Phoenix (Rooster) day when the Moon conjuncts Venus for some art, love, and beauty. Lots of planets in a big square so make the best of it, and not complain or criticize. Find enjoyment and beauty in what you can create. Good day for feng shui enhancements, can add fresh flowers or plants for New Year. Phoenix day luck strong for Rooster, Ox, Dragon, and Snake and Phoenix hours 5 – 7 pm.
Fri Jan 3 is a Wood Dog day. Moon trines Mars for action and invention. But many squares in the heavens that can bring challenges or delay. Carve out some quiet time to recharge. Moon squares Saturn so perhaps better to work solo than in a team. Dog day luck strong for Dog, Rabbit, Tiger, and Horse and Dog hours 7 – 9 pm.
Sat Jan 4 is a Wood Pig day. Moon conjunct Neptune stimulates Pig idealism and utopian vision. A day for networking, day dreaming, and brainstorming. Take notes before you forget. But many planets in a square so not best time to execute plans. Enjoy on a Pig day instead! Pig day luck strong for Pig, Tiger, Rabbit, and Sheep and Pig hours 9 – 11 pm.
Sun Jan 5 is a clever Fire Rat (red Rat) day. The Moon trines Jupiter and Saturn, and sextiles the Sun, to problem solve, organize, and plan for 2014. Also a day for entertaining, living large, or a grand gesture. Rat loves the pack so good to be social. But there’s serious Pluto squares, and Mars squares, so don’t lose your temper in a verbal argument. Rat day luck strong for Rat, Ox, Dragon, and Monkey and Rat hours 11 pm – 1 am.
December 27, 2013 § Leave a comment
Communication planet Mercury goes retrograde for three weeks three times a year. During Mercury retrograde, it is easy to lose your keys, get confused when driving, lose personal items, and have technical difficulties.
But Mercury retrograde is also a good time to review, redo, revise, and follow up on projects before moving ahead to new ones.
In Chinese astrology, 2014 is the year of the Horse. Events can become quite chaotic during Mercury retrogrades in a Horse year. So be brave and ride out these wild energy cycles in February, June, and October:
February 6 – 28 in Air sign Aquarius. Good for a 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 fast paced in this double Horse month; a Metal Horse month in Wood Horse year. Metal chops Wood so be careful to avoid 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.
December 22, 2013 § Leave a comment
Mon Dec 23 is a Water Pig day when the Moon trines Pluto for increased sensitivity. Sun squares Mars and Uranus in a T-square so don’t inflate problems. Be the peacemaker on a Pig day. Sun conjuncts Mercury to see only your point of view. Pig day luck strong for Pig, Tiger, Rabbit, and Sheep and during Pig hours 9 pm – 11 pm.
Tues Dec 24 is a double Wood Rat day, a Wood Rat day in a Wood Rat month. Time to be industrious! Sun and Mercury sextile Neptune for creativity coupled with Rat ingenuity. Moon trines Venus for sensual delights this evening! Rat day luck strong for Rat, Ox, Dragon, and Monkey and during Rat hours 11 pm – 1 am (triple Rat).
Wed Dec 25 is a Wood Ox day on Christmas! Now is a waning half Moon, a time for balance. Moon and Mars are opposite Uranus so stay steady and not be accident prone. Sun and Moon square Mercury so slow down if there are misunderstandings. Moon conjuncts Mars, and Pluto has three squares, so be merry, be bright — not irritable and looking for an argument. Ox day luck strong for Ox, Rat, Snake, and Phoenix (Rooster) and during Ox hours 1 am – 3 am.
Thurs Dec 26 is a fire Tiger (red Tiger) day. Sun and Mercury sextile Neptune for stronger intuition, more instinctive like a Tiger. Sun, Mercury, and Pluto are conjunct for penetrating insight and communication. But be nice due to many squares between Sun, Mercury, Mars, Uranus, and Pluto. Delay your plans if not feeling lucky! Planetary squares bring out the rebel in Tiger. Tiger day luck is strong for Tiger, Dog, Horse, and Pig and during Tiger hours 3 am – 5 am.
Fri Dec 27 is a sensitive Fire Rabbit day. Moon trines Neptune for inspiration, Moon sextiles Mercury for good communication, and Moon squares Venus for extravagance or artifice that Rabbit likes. Create some romance tonight. But the ongoing squares in the heavens could result in delays or fighting. So be diplomatic on a Rabbit day! Rabbit day luck strong for Rabbit, Sheep, Dog, and Pig and during Rabbit hours 5 – 7 am.
Sat Dec 28 is a powerful Earth Dragon day. Moon conjuncts Saturn so a bit more serious today. Fortunately, Moon trines Jupiter for art, beauty, and lovely social times that Dragon craves. Ongoing planetary squares could bring a short temper, or tendency to be bossy on a Dragon day. And no one wants to be told what to do! Dragon day luck strong for Dragon, Rat, Snake, and Monkey and during Dragon hours 7 – 9 am.
Sun Dec 29 is a double Snake day; an Earth Snake day in a Water Snake year! Moon sextiles Venus for creativity, an intimate party, can connect deeply with others. Or create a quiet Snake day. With many planetary squares, it’s not worth your effort to crusade on a Snake day. Take care, rest if needed. Learn about your 2014 Forecast on this deep Snake day. Snake day luck strong for Snake, Ox, Monkey, and Phoenix and during Snake hours 9 – 11 am (triple Snake).
December 14, 2013 § Leave a comment
Mon Dec 16 is a powerful Fire Dragon (red Dragon) day! Energy builds to the full Moon tomorrow. If you didn’t start to feel the full Moon energy yesterday on gentle Rabbit day, you will feel it now. Sun and Moon are opposite Mercury to follow your heart instead of your mind, just the way passionate Dragon likes it. Note that Mars is opposite Uranus so avoid accidents and be extra careful when driving. Dragon day luck strong for Dragon, Rat, Snake, and Monkey and during Dragon hours 7 am – 9 am.
Tues Dec 17 is a DOUBLE SNAKE FULL MOON at 1:28 am PST! Today is a double Snake day: a Fire Snake day in a Water Snake year. Moon trines Neptune for insights and spiritual connections. This full Moon is opposite both the Sun and Mercury. Your head and heart could be in conflict. Your head convinces you of one reality while your heart whispers another. Logic does not prevail, and affairs might not run smoothly. Adding to the full Moon intensity is Mars opposite Uranus squares Pluto, making a big T-square. Squares can set the stage for tension, irrational behavior, or childish impulsiveness. Fortunately, Jupiter trines Saturn to create new structures without losing your old ones. You can work slowly and patiently to build. More good fortune is that Uranus goes direct today, the planet of revolution, folly, and unexpected surprises. Uranus has been retrograde since July 17. Now that Uranus is back on track, events can be unique, different, and very freeing. People are able to express new ideas and expand their circle of friends. Snake day luck strong for Snake, Monkey, Phoenix (Rooster), and Ox and during Snake hours 9 am – 11 am (triple Snake).
Wed Dec 18 is a lively Earth Horse (yellow Horse) day to lighten up after the intense full Moon yesterday. Moon conjuncts Jupiter to live large, be extravagant, and do as you please. But Moon squares Mars and Uranus, and is opposite Pluto, that can bring chaos. No one wants to be told what to do — especially under the influence of independent Horse. Avoid power plays or excessive intensity in relationships. Horse day luck strong for Horse, Tiger, Sheep, and Dog and during Horse hours 11 am – 1 pm.
Thurs Dec 19 is a gentle Earth Sheep day, the fortunate golden Sheep, when the Moon is opposite Venus for love, art, and beauty. Sheep love luxury so treat yourself today! And Sheep love the flock so be social and enjoy the companionship of others. Pluto squares Mars and Uranus so be cautious when driving and don’t take on too many responsibilities. Jupiter trines Saturn for stability that is very helpful. Sheep love feng shui so call me 415.642.8019 to schedule your feng shui consultation for New Year! Sheep day luck strong for Sheep, Rabbit, Horse, and Pig and during Sheep hours 1 pm – 3 pm.
Fri Dec 20 is a complicated Metal Monkey (white Monkey) day when Moon trines Uranus for something new and different. Moon sextiles Mars for courage and strength to pursue goals. Sun trines Neptune for inspiration and creativity that Monkey loves. But Mars is opposite Uranus and squares Pluto so can be too rash, or have power struggles and disagreements. Under the influence of Monkey, watch out that someone else doesn’t take all the peanuts and leave you the shells! Monkey day luck strong for Monkey, Rat, Dragon, and Snake and during Monkey hours 3 pm – 5 pm.
Sat Dec 21 is WINTER SOLSTICE at 9:11 am PST on a Metal Phoenix (Rooster) day. Now is the longest night in the northern hemisphere. Love planet Venus goes retrograde so be careful in relationships. Time to cherish your loved ones. Moon squares Saturn so could fee lonely or a bit blue on this longest night. Take time for reflection and contemplation. Good to plan for 2014. Phoenix day luck strong for Phoenix, Ox, Dragon, and Snake and during Phoenix hours 5 pm – 7 pm.
Sun Dec 22 is a strong Water Dog day when Moon trines Mercury to be in touch with your emotions, and can easily communicate about your feelings. Moon is opposite Neptune so more sensitive, perhaps a few odd moods. Fortunately, Sun trines Moon for inner balance and vitality. Dog day luck strong for Dog, Rabbit, Tiger, and Horse and during Dog hours 7 pm – 9 pm.
Good luck and have a great week,
December 14, 2013 § Leave a comment
Tuesday Dec 17, 2013 is a full Moon at 1:28 am PST in the Air sign Gemini. There’s more energy, excitement, and vitality under the influence of effervescent Gemini. But this full Moon is opposite both the Sun and Mercury in Sagittarius. Your head and heart could be in conflict. Your head convinces you of one reality while your heart whispers another. Logic does not prevail, and affairs might not run smoothly.
Adding to the full Moon intensity is Mars opposite Uranus squares Pluto, making a cardinal T-square. Squares can set the stage for tension, irrational behavior, or childish impulsiveness. So lighten up and move on, like a true Gemini.
Fortunately, Uranus goes direct, the planet of revolution, folly, and unexpected surprises. Uranus has been retrograde since July 17. Now that Uranus is back on track, events can be unique, different, and very freeing. People are able to express new ideas and expand their circle of friends. Time to bring on some Uranian magic. Anything can happen, and your good luck could be around the next corner.
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Happy full Moon,
December 7, 2013 § Leave a comment
Highlights this week are Venus trine Mars for luck in relationships, Mercury trine Uranus for inspiration, a DOUBLE RAT Thursday that’s great for problem solving, and a romantic Tiger Saturday night! And be sure to contact me now to schedule your 2014 Horse year forecast before it gets too busy.
Mon Dec 9 is an Earth Phoenix (Rooster) day on a waxing half Moon for balance. A lucky day with many harmonious trines; Moon trines Jupiter and Saturn in an easy grand trine for opportunities, Venus trines Mars for good fortune in relationships, and Mercury trines Uranus for insights and inspiration. But Mars is opposite Uranus that can bring tension or sudden anger. So don’t lash out or blame others. No pecking! Stay focused on your goals. Phoenix day luck strong for Phoenix, Ox, Dragon, and Snake and during Phoenix hours 5 – 7 pm.
Tues Dec 10 is a Metal Dog (white Dog) day to cultivate honesty and integrity of character. Moon conjuncts Uranus whereby moods can change quickly so stay steady. The Moon is opposite Mars so slow down to avoid accidents. Fortunately Mercury trines Uranus for new ideas, plus Moon trines Mercury to be in touch with your feelings. The ongoing Uranus square Pluto brings out the crusader in Dog. Dog day luck strong for Dog, Rabbit, Tiger, and Horse and during Dog hours 7 – 9 pm.
Wed Dec 11 is a Metal Pig day. The Moon trines Sun and Mercury to be at peace with yourself, and more empathetic with others. Moon squares Jupiter adding benevolence and generosity. But the Moon squares Pluto can be impulsive, a Pig trait. And the Sun conjuncts Mercury to only see your point of view. Pig day luck is strong for Pig, Tiger, Rabbit, and Sheep and during Pig hours 9 – 11 pm (triple Pig).
Thurs Dec 12 is a DOUBLE RAT day; a Water Rat day in a Metal Rat month. Excellent time to problem solve, organize, and plan. The ongoing Mercury trine Uranus is very helpful today for new ideas and solutions. Jupiter is opposite Pluto so there is a strong drive for success that Rat appreciates. Moon squares Venus for good social connections and networking. Rat day luck strong for Rat, Ox, Dragon, and Monkey, and during Rat hours 11 pm – 1 am.
Fri Dec 13 is a Water Ox day. Friday the 13th is not unlucky so don’t be superstitious about it! Jupiter trines Saturn bringing the stability and security that Ox enjoys. You can successfully complete projects by pacing yourself. Moon trines Pluto for stronger emotions, but Moon is opposite Saturn so could feel lonely or isolated. Ox day luck strong for Ox, Rat, Snake, and Phoenix (Rooster) and during Ox hours 1 – 3 am.
Sat Dec 14 is a Wood Tiger (green Tiger) day when the Moon is opposite Saturn so could feel isolated from others. That’s OK with loner Tiger who appreciates quiet time off. But the Moon trines Venus tonight to be social and enjoy the company of others. The ongoing Venus trines Mars adds love luck. Mars is opposite Uranus so don’t engage in that famous Tiger temper. Energy builds to the full Moon on Tuesday. Tiger day luck strong for Tiger, Dog, Horse, and Pig and during Tiger hours 3 – 5 am.
Sun Dec 15 is a Wood Rabbit day when even the most sensitive souls can be strong! Moon trines Mars to assert yourself and stand your ground if needed. Moon sextiles Uranus to create change and not accept the same old situation. Moon squares Neptune so not completely clear, prefer fantasy and entertainment not serious work today. The ongoing Jupiter trine Saturn helps to stay steady. Energy builds to full Moon on Tuesday. Rabbit day luck strong for Rabbit, Sheep, Dog, and Pig and during Rabbit hours 5 – 7 am.
Good luck and have a great week,