Mercury Retrograde Baths

September 27, 2015 § 2 Comments


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Mercury is still retrograde til Oct 9. Here’s a repost from last Mercury retrograde that applies to tonight’s lunar eclipse:

Happy full Moon!



September 24, 2015 § 2 Comments


September 27, 2015 at 7:50 pm PT is the annual Harvest Moon, the full Moon closest to Autumn Equinox. Energy is high as this full Moon is in the bold, dynamic Fire sign Aries. And this full Moon is a total lunar eclipse, the final eclipse of 2015. 

Fortunately, three lucky trines are the full Moon trines Saturn for stability, Venus trines Uranus for excitement and a touch of romance, plus Jupiter trines Pluto bringing opportunities for professional success.

Also fortunate is Mars conjuncts Jupiter so doors of opportunity can open if you knock. But Mars and Jupiter are opposite Neptune. It’s easy to be idealistic about new plans and inspiration.

This full Moon is opposite the Sun and Mercury conjunct in Libra. Oppositions involve other people, those opposite you. Strive to stay balanced during your interactions with others. Emotional issues can cloud communication. Note that Mars squares Saturn, and Mercury squares Pluto. Under the influence of fiery Aries, people can be restless and impulsive.

The active energy of this lunar cycle is engaging for everyone, and is most powerful for Fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius and those born in Dragon, Monkey, and Rat years. To schedule your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation call me at 415.642.8019 or email

Happy full Moon,


P.S. Mercury is still retrograde until October 9. Please drive carefully. 

Mercury Retrogrades

September 18, 2015 § 2 Comments


Starting today September 17 until October 9, 2015 communication planet Mercury goes retrograde in Air sign Libra. Relationships are important under the influence of Libra.

Looking ahead to Mercury retrogrades in 2016:

January 5 – 25, 2016 in Air sign Aquarius. Good for think tank, new ideas, and networking. Mercury is exalted in Aquarius, the best sign for Mercury.

April 28 – May 22, 2016 in Earth sign Taurus. Good to review, organize, and stay solid.

August 30 – September 21, 2016 in Earth sign Virgo. Mercury is comfortable in its rulership sign Virgo.

December 19 – January 8, 2017 in Earth sign Capricorn. Time to review and organize finances and legacies.

Mercury retrograde lasts for three weeks.

Good luck,

Susan Levitt


September 10, 2015 § 1 Comment

Crescent Moon GoddessNEW MOON in VIRGO

September 12, 2015 at 11:41 pm PT is a new Moon in Virgo. Virgo rules the sixth house of health, work, and service to others. Virgo is an intelligent and practical Earth sign ruled by Mercury.
Sun, new Moon, and lucky Jupiter are all in Virgo to focus on health, nutrition, finances, and other practical matters. During this lunar cycle, we can creatively problem solve under the influence of analytical Virgo.

Fortunately, Venus and Mars in fiery Leo continue to trine Uranus in Aries bringing sudden good fortune and opportunities. Luck can come through networking and by cultivating relationships. Plus Mercury in Libra sextiles Venus to express loving feelings. But Mercury is opposite Uranus and squares Pluto in a cardinal T-Square so it’s easy to get ahead of yourself.


September 17 at 11:10 am communication planet Mercury goes retrograde in Air sign Libra. Relationships will be important under the influence of Libra. Mercury is retrograde for three weeks until October 9. 


This new Moon is a solar eclipse. An eclipse is an absence of light when the shadow is seen, making this lunar month ideal to release and let go of the past, heal, and transform. No more walking forward looking back.


This new Moon eclipse begins the month of the Phoenix, also translated as Rooster, Chicken, Cock, or Hen. Use the energy of this growth-oriented Wood Phoenix cycle to seek opportunities for new experiences. The Sun and new Moon trine Pluto in Capricorn bringing realistic insights that lead to significant personal change.


September 23 at 1:21 am PT the Sun enters Air sign Libra, and marks the point between Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice. In the autumn of this Sheep year, the pulse of life naturally slows.

This solar eclipse energy is strong for everyone, especially the Earth signs Virgo, Capricorn, and Taurus and those born in Phoenix, Ox, and Snake years. Call me at 415.642.8019 or email to schedule your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation.

Happy new Moon,


Hot Tubs and Feng Shui

September 6, 2015 § Leave a comment


A feng shui client sent me an email asking about the placement of a hot tub in her backyard. It’s still warm in September and October here in the San Francisco Bay Area, so it’s not that unusual to set up a hot tub in September. The client had read to never place a body of water to the right side of the garden as you are standing inside looking out, as this placement will cause marriage issues. But she didn’t remember me saying that.

My advise about her hot tub:

1. Set it up so that there are no chemicals. Try reverse osmosis, or research how to keep the water clean — and free of breeding mosquitoes.

2. Consider if a hot tub is best for you, or is a dry sauna better for your body type to receive the most health benefits?

3. Like a pet dog, this hot tub needs daily upkeep.

The right-hand far corner, as you are standing inside looking out, is the relationship corner. This is good placement for the hot tub because if in a relationship this is the place for you & your partner to snuggle up and enjoy! If not with a partner, then invite friends and socialize in the hot tub. Maybe have things in pairs in this corner too. Also good is to center the hot tub on the area to your far right, between the far corner and the near corner. Even the hot tub in the near right corner is fine, especially if it’s on a patio and you want to be close to the door. The marriage warning is about having a hot tub in a relationship corner. That is a disaster if the tub is neglected; dust and leaves on a blue plastic cover over watery chemicals. Doing feng shui, I’ve seen old hot tubs in Marin that just had to be removed. And most hot tub stuff does not age well, especially tubing and filters. So if you are 100% committed and can do it green with no chemicals, you can pull this off in Monkey month.

The client emailed back that yes she was using some chemicals, it was a lot of work, she had to do a weekly checkup, and then go to the hot tub store and to have the water analyzed. She got so frustrated that she just drained out all the water.

I wrote back to her that yes, hot tubbing is a lot of work! Really consider if it’s worth it to sustain the commitment. An empty hot tub is not good feng shui because it’s clutter since it’s not being used. So far this tub seemed to cause more stress than healing. I encouraged her to take action now, instead of seeing it in the yard and feeling bad. Move it now, fill it, and focus on maintaining it — or it goes by the end of this Monkey month (September 12). Don’t let that tub sit out there empty for months, or years like I’ve seen in Marin.

Fortunately, she emailed back that she is checking into reverse osmosis, and moved the tub closer to the door from the far right corner. That felt much better to her, she and her husband re-stained the deck, her gardener planted a bunch of plants, and her backyard deck is becoming, in her words, “a nice zen space.”

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