VENUS, MARS & LEO FULL MOON!

January 29, 2015 § Leave a comment

groundhog Feb 2SOLAR MIDPOINT

February 2, 2015 marks the midpoint between winter solstice and spring equinox. This seasonal time of year is celebrated in many traditions including Candlemas in Christianity and Tu BiShvat, New Year for trees, in Judaism. Called Imbolc in Gaelic, this is the festival of the Goddess Brigid and the first stirrings of spring. Animals awaken after winter hibernation, hence Groundhog Day for augury from the movement of animals.

FULL MOON in LEO

February 3 at 3:09 PT pm is a full Moon in big-hearted Fire sign Leo. This full Moon conjuncts Jupiter in Leo for roaring good times! Plus the full Moon and Jupiter trine Uranus in Aries for something new, different, and innovative. Venus, Mars, and Neptune are all in Pisces to follow your heart.

Love planet Venus is in Water sign Pisces until February 20. Empathetic Pisces is the ideal sign for Venus because Venus is exalted in Pisces. Mars is in Pisces until February 19. The Piscean influence softens the power of Mars, making the influence of Venus more dominant. Mars rules Aries and Scorpio. Mars enters Aries on February 20, followed by Venus on February 21. With Mars in it’s rulership sign Aries, its influence will be more dominant.

HERE COMES THE SHEEP

After the full Moon wanes down over the next two weeks, the new Moon on February 18 begins Chinese New Year of the Wood Sheep. Home is very important to Sheep, who correlates to the western sign Cancer. Sheep, along with Sheep’s best friend Rabbit, need a safe, cozy home environment to return to. Email susan@susanlevitt.com or call me at 415.642.8019 to schedule your feng shui consultation for Sheep year.

Happy full Moon,

Susan Levitt

Venus and Mars in Pisces

January 25, 2015 § 1 Comment

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Love planet Venus is in Water sign Pisces until February 20, 2015. Empathetic Pisces is the ideal sign for Venus. Venus is exalted in Pisces.

Mars is in Pisces until February 19. The Piscean influence softens the power of Mars, making the influence of Venus more dominant. Mars rules Aries and Scorpio. So when both planets enter Aries on February 21 and Feb 20, then Mars will be more dominant.

Wishing you a peaceful, creative, and artistic Venus and Mars in Pisces,

Susan

January 19 – 25, 2015 THE WEEK IN CHINESE ASTROLOGY

January 15, 2015 § Leave a comment

Fire Ox Paper Cut OutHighlights this week are a new Moon on Tuesday at 5:14 am PST that starts Fire Ox month, the final month of this Wood Horse year. Plus communication planet goes retrograde on Wednesday!

Mon Jan 19 is Wood SHEEP day. Moon conjuncts Pluto bringing emotional strength and insights under the guidance of kind Wood Sheep. If feeling overwhelmed, take care of yourself. Now is the peak of Mars conjunct Neptune: Mars wants action, whereas dreamy Neptune does not. Avoid accepting things at face value. Not the time for shortcuts. Mars continues to conjunct Neptune until January 29. Plus Saturn squares this Mars and Pluto conjunction. Aspects of Mars and Saturn can feel like driving with the brakes on. So proceed carefully during this transit. To succeed, be through even when projects take more time than anticipated. Mars continues to square Saturn until January 22. Sheep day luck strong for Sheep, Rabbit, Horse, and Pig. Sheep hours 1 – 3 pm.

Tues Jan 20 is Fire MONKEY (red Monkey) day and a NEW MOON at 5:14 am PST that starts the month of the Fire Ox, the final month of this Wood Horse year! Every Chinese year ends during an Ox month that brings opportunities to get grounded and complete projects. Sun and Moon sextile Saturn for a reflective tone on this new Moon. The next new Moon on February 18 begins the month of the Earth Tiger, the new Moon of Chinese New Year that begins the year of the Wood Sheep. Monkey new Moon luck strong for Monkey, Rat, Dragon, and Snake. Monkey hours 3 – 5 pm.

Wed Jan 21 is Fire PHOENIX (Rooster) day when communication planet Mercury goes retrograde for three weeks. So drive carefully, allow more time when traveling, and be sure to not lose keys, wallet, or other important items! Anticipate problems with technology and communication. Moon conjuncts Mercury and Venus for lots of self expression. This Mercury and Venus conjunction is opposite Jupiter so everyone has much to say, and have many opinions. Ideas can be inspirational, not necessarily realistic. Phoenix day luck strong for Phoenix, Ox, Dragon, and Snake. Phoenix hours 5 – 7 pm.

Thurs Jan 22 is Earth DOG day. Dog days are fortunate in Horse year because Horse, Dog, and Tiger are best friends. Moon conjuncts Neptune for increased sensitivity, a natural Dog trait. But Moon squares Saturn bringing a serious tone, and Dog can be a pessimist. Moon conjuncts Mars and Neptune so easy to be angry or impatient. So not time to sort out problems in relationships. Dog day luck strong for Dog, Rabbit, Tiger, and Horse. Dog hours 7 – 9 pm.

Fri Jan 23 is Earth PIG day, the fortunate golden Pig! People are feeling the ongoing Jupiter trine Uranus, so express yourself by doing something different to break from routine. Jupiter trine Uranus is considered very lucky in astrology, even fortunate for gambling! So celebrate tonight and enjoy the good life. Pig day luck strong for Pig, Tiger, Rabbit, and Sheep. Pig hours 9 – 11 pm.

Sat Jan 24 is Metal RAT day. Moon sextiles Sun bringing emotional balance and stability. Plus Moon trines Saturn for a realistic viewpoint. Under the influence of Saturn, elders have answers so allow them to help with your plans. A day to get things done, and socializing is fun on a Rat evening. Rat loves the pack. Rat day luck strong for Rat, Ox, Dragon, and Monkey. Rat hours 11 pm – 1 am.

Sun Jan 25 is double OX: Metal Ox day in Fire Ox month. Moon conjuncts Uranus so people want to act rashly, and moods change quickly. Fortunately, Ox is steady and stable to slow down with plans — especially during Mercury retrograde until Feb 11, 2015. Fortunately, Moon trines Jupiter for warm feelings and concern for others. Plus Moon sextiles Mercury for better communication. Venus, Mars, and Neptune are in a conjunction bringing romance and enjoyment of earth’s bounty. Ox day luck strong for Ox, Rat, Snake, and Phoenix (Rooster). Ox hours 1 am – 3 am.
Good luck and have a great week,

Susan Levitt

January 12 – 18, 2015 THE WEEK IN CHINESE ASTROLOGY

January 8, 2015 § Leave a comment

double ratsHighlights this week are smart double Rat Monday, fortunate lunar trines on Water Snake Saturday, and active double Wood Horse Sunday!

Mon Jan 12 is double RAT: Earth Rat day in Fire Rat month. Moon trines Mercury and Venus that’s excellent for all types of communication. You can express your emotions, and easily enjoy the company of others. Mars continues to conjunct Neptune that bring confusion about the next steps to take. So use the intelligent energy of this double Rat day to organize your thoughts and complete communication. Fortunately, the ongoing Mercury and Venus conjunction sextiles Uranus bringing an element of genius to practical problem solving, and you can find new stimulation and ideas. Stay positive and not try for a power play with both Moon and Uranus squaring Pluto. Rat day luck strong for Rat, Ox, Dragon, and Monkey. Rat hours 11 pm – 1 am.

Tues Jan 13 Earth OX day. Now is the last quarter Moon, the waning half Moon, a time for balance. Moon trines Mars to assert yourself, have courage, and stand your ground like strong Ox. Persevere even though Mars and Neptune continue to square Saturn that brings doubt, and can feel like driving with the brakes on. Simplify and reduce clutter if you’re feeling overwhelmed. Ox day luck strong for Ox, Rat, Snake, and Phoenix (Rooster). Ox hours 1 am – 3 am.

Wed Jan 15 is Metal TIGER (white Tiger) day. Tiger day in Horse year is fortunate because Tiger and Horse are best friends, along with Dog. The Moon is in a lucky trine with Neptune to follow feelings and be instinctive like a Tiger. But Moon squares Mercury and Venus so communication can be challenging. Not the day to get to the bottom of things, and try not to lose your temper on this strong Metal Tiger day. Instead, go out tonight and let off some steam in needed. Tiger day luck strong for Tiger, Dog, Horse, and Pig. Tiger hours 3 am – 5 am.

Thurs Jan 16 is Metal RABBIT day. Moon sextiles Sun for good balance of heart and mind. You can recover from any previous Tiger day challenges. Moon squares Jupiter, but is a good square due to the influence of Jupiter, for warm feeling, generosity, and Rabbit kindness. Mercury and Venus opposite Jupiter brings optimism and pleasurable interactions with others. Rabbit day luck strong for Rabbit, Sheep, Dog, and Pig. Rabbit hours 5 – 7 am.

Fri Jan 17 is Water DRAGON (black Dragon) day. Moon conjuncts Saturn bringing a serious tone. Some challenging squares today: Moon squares Mars and Neptune so you might feel held back by delays. Due to the ongoing Mars square Saturn, It’s best to proceed carefully. Be thorough even if projects take more time than anticipated. It’s easy to become impatient during the tail of this Wood Horse year. Saturn square Neptune can bring confusion. And the ongoing Uranus square Pluto can seem chaotic — so stay steady! Dragon day luck strong for Dragon, Rat, Snake, and Monkey. Dragon hours 7 – 9 am.

Sat Jan 18 is Water SNAKE day. Today is fortunate because Moon trines both Jupiter, and Uranus! There’s a new sense of well being, Snake insights, and people offer their support. Time for something different to stimulate your creative imagination, especially since Snake is one of the artists of the Chinese zodiac. Plus Moon sextiles Venus for lovely social connections with your charmed circle of close friends. Snake day luck strong for Snake, Ox, Dragon, and Phoenix (Rooster). Snake hours 9 -11 am.

Sun Jan 19 is double Wood HORSE: Wood Horse day in this Wood Horse year! Moon sextiles Mars and Neptune for physical strength, plus sensitivity to the feelings of others. Good for a day trip or adventure, especially before communication planet Mercury goes retrograde on Wednesday January 21 for three weeks until February 11. Mercury retrograde is not considered an auspicious time for travel. If you do travel during Mercury retrograde, allow more time to make your travel connections, read all documents carefully, and be aware to not misplace your wallet or keys. Energy winds down to a new Moon on Tuesday February 20 that starts Fire Ox month, the final month of Wood Horse year. Double Horse day luck strong for Horse, Tiger, Sheep, and Dog.

Good luck and have a great week,

Susan Levitt

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