January 25, 2016 § Leave a comment

Mercury on the go


Communication planet MERCURY goes direct today at 1:50 pm PT, is no longer retrograde, but we can still feel the influence until February 8 when the new Moon starts a new cycle. The upcoming Mercury retrograde cycles in 2016 are:

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

August 30 – September 21 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.

Traditionally in astrology, Mercury retrograde is a time of miscommunication, technology problems, and items lost or misplaced.

But Mercury retrogrades during 2016 Fire Monkey year are excellent times to stop and slow down to review, rethink, and redo before the next adventure.

Fire Monkey year begins on February 8, 2016 on new Moon in Aquarius at 6:39 am PT.

Good luck,




January 20, 2016 § Leave a comment

Cuddly LeosFULL MOON in LEO

January 23, 2016 at 5:46 pm PT is a full Moon in Leo. Time to express yourself under the influence of dynamic Fire sign Leo! So use these last two weeks of Sheep year to create beauty in your environment. Make your home comfy, and make your workplace lovely. Monkey year begins on the new Moon February 8.

Venus, Mercury, and Pluto are all in Earth sign Capricorn to get jobs done, and to make bold moves that complete projects. Fortunately Mars trines Neptune in Waters signs, Jupiter trines Pluto in Earth signs, and Saturn trines Uranus in Fire signs. Focused activities bring results, you can make positive change at your own pace, and still have a creative balance of old and new. Luck is strongest for Fire signs Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius and those born in Monkey, Dragon, and Rat years.

Monkey cuteness2016 FIRE MONKEY YEAR TALK

Please join me Saturday January 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm for my annual Chinese New Year talk at East West Bookshop in Mountain View, California. Discover how 2016 Fire Monkey energy influences you, your family, community, and the world. Includes your personal fortune for Monkey year, and five elements feng shui tips to welcome magical Monkey! I encourage you to call East West at 650.988.9800 to purchase your tickets in advance because the event sells out.

Click here to read about Fire Monkey year. Click here for feng shui tips in Fire Monkey year. Call me at 415.642.8019 or email susan@ to schedule your tarot card reading, astrology forecast, or feng shui consultation for Monkey year.

Happy full Moon,


San Francisco, CA


January 16, 2016 § 1 Comment


ARIES – You’re a cardinal, active Fire sign, and this is a Fire Monkey year, so time to put your plans into action. You can cover much ground. Fine to keep changing course until you find the lane that’s just right for you. Aries the Ram correlates to the magnificent Dragon of Taoist astrology.

TAURUS – The Bull and the Monkey are two very different animals, so avoid chaos by staying true to yourself; cultivate your love of art and beauty. Monkey year energy can take you in new directions. Taurus the bull correlates to the wise and beautiful Snake of Taoist astrology.

GEMINI – Your mercurial ways and quit wit can take you far in Monkey year. Time to expand your circle, and to put your innovative ideas into action. Travel is fortunate for you this year. Gemini the twins correlate to the popular, fun-loving Horse of Taoist astrology.

CANCER – Fire Monkey energy might be too yang for a gentle soul like you. Enjoy the party but schedule time to recover before your next adventure. During a Monkey year you won’t be bored! Cancer the crab correlates to the kind, artistic Sheep (Goat, Ram) of Taoist astrology.

LEO – Monkey correlates to the Western sign Leo so this is your year! You’re a Fire sign, and this is a Fire year, so take action. Roar your way to success! Be the leader and people will follow. Leo the Lion/ess can bring out the best traits of the ingenious, brilliant Monkey of Taoist astrology.

VIRGO – You carefully plan before acting, unlike Monkey who takes risks without analyzing any data. Take a tip from fun Monkey and cut loose. Explore in 2016. Save your serious plans for 2017 Phoenix (Rooster) year, your lucky year. Virgo the Virgin correlates to the impeccable Phoenix (Rooster) of Taoist astrology.

LIBRA –  Strive to stay balanced and not indulge in Monkey mind overthinking.Stay balanced in your relationships because Monkey treats relationships like a game.  You start a new 12-year life cycle in Earth Dog year 2018 when your patience will be rewarded. Libra the Scale correlates to the loyal Dog of Taoist astrology.

SCORPIO – Monkey is entertaining, creative, and fun. So lighten up and be less intense this year! Take a far away trip for a needed change of scenery. You’ll find new discoveries under the influence of trickster Monkey. Scorpio the Scorpion, Serpent, Eagle, or Phoenix correlates to the sensual Pig (Boar)of Taoist astrology.

SAGITTARIUS –  You’re a mutable Fire sign, and this is a Fire year, so timing works in your favor. Success comes easily so get going and stay active all year. You can rest late winter for your birthday. Sagittarius the archer correlates to the clever Rat of Taoist astrology.

CAPRICORN – Fire Monkey energy is very different from your solid, earthy methods. So be the voice of reason this year and win the admiration of family and colleagues. 2017 is luckier for you to make big changes so stay steady now. Capricorn the Goat correlates to the patient, diligent Ox of Taoist astrology.

AQUARIUS – Monkey energy is lively and innovative, two qualities appreciated by Aquarius. Time to express yourself and seek more freedom. Luck is with you to take the first steps to your achieving your goals. You’ll find out fast what does or does not work. Aquarius the Water Bearer correlates to the daring, impulsive Tiger of Taoist astrology.

PISCES – It’s easy to get swept up in Fire Monkey’s fast, exciting energy. But you are sensitive so take breaks throughout Monkey year to restore your health. Follow your intuition when faced with too many choices. Pisces the Fishes correlates to the gentle, diplomatic Rabbit (Hare, Cat) of Taoist astrology.

Wishing you a happy and lucky year of the Fire Monkey,

Susan Levitt

San Francisco, CA


2016 Capricorn New Moon begins Ox Month

January 6, 2016 § Leave a comment

new-moon-goddessNEW MOON in CAPRICORN

January 9, 2016 at 5:30 pm PT is a new Moon in Capricorn. The Sun, new Moon, Mercury, and Pluto are all in  Earth sign Capricorn. This lunar cycle is time to focus on earth-plane matters such as health, finances, and completing projects. Mercury is still retrograde until January 25 that’s good to redo, review, and restructure.

Very fortunate is that the Sun, new Moon, and Mercury trine Jupiter in Virgo. Jupiter trines bring luck and good fortune. You can plan, organize, and see the big picture. Love planet Venus conjuncts Saturn so relationships are more serious, and loyalty is important. Some relationships could break up if there is not a solid foundation, but timing is right to let go. Plus the Sun and new Moon square Uranus that can be disruptive, so stick to your routine under the influence of steady Capricorn.


This new Moon begins the month of the Earth Ox. Solid Ox values honesty, integrity of character, and reward from hard work. Click here to learn about the characteristics of the Ox. Use this final month of Sheep year to get organized and tidy up before Monkey year begins on the next new Moon. Do not start Monkey year running on empty!

Luck is strongest for Earth signs Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo and those born in Ox, Snake, and Phoenix (Rooster) years. Call me at 415.642.8019 in San Francisco or email to schedule your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation for 2016.


Monkey solves problemsPlease join me on Saturday January 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm for my annual Chinese New Year talk at East West Bookshop in Mountain View, California. Discover how Fire Monkey energy influences you, your family, community, and the world. Includes your personal fortune for Monkey year, and five elements feng shui tips to welcome magical Monkey.

I encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance by calling East West  Bookshop at 650.988.9800 because the event sells outs. I look forward to seeing you.

Happy new Moon,


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