December 28, 2017 § Leave a comment

2018 New Year


Jan 1 2018 is a full Moon in Cancer. Water sign Cancer is caring and sensitive, so great for a heart-felt celebration to welcome the New Year! Plus this full Moon is a super Moon, meaning it will appear larger and brighter than usual in the night sky.

Extremely fortunate is that this new Moon creates a four-planet grand Water trine with Mars and Jupiter in Scorpio, and Neptune in Pisces. Energy is high, people are warm and friendly, and now is an excellent time for making spiritual or emotional connections. No planets are in Air signs so perhaps not the best time for intellectual pursuits or think tanks. Instead, it’s a time for inspiration, romance, and to follow your heart. Contact me for your 2018 astrology forecast, tarot reading, or feng shui consultation for the New Year.


A blue Moon occurs when there are two full Moons during one month of the Gregorian calendar. January 1 and 31 are both full Moons, making the January 31 Moon a blue Moon. March 1 and 31 are both full Moons, making the March 31 Moon a blue Moon.


Communication planet Mercury is retrograde for three weeks three times a year. Traditionally in astrology, Mercury retrograde is a time of miscommunication, technology problems, and items lost or misplaced. In Earth Dog year 2018, Mercury retrograde can be a time to follow through, keep your word, and complete projects.

March 22 – April 15 in Aries
Mercury retrograde in Fire sign Aries for strong communication and taking immediate action. Fire brings energy to complete projects, but impulsive or snap decisions can be corrected at a later time. We feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on April 15, the exact day Mercury goes direct, that begins a new lunar cycle and the month of the Fire Dragon.

July 25 – August 18 in Leo
Mercury retrograde in Fire sign Leo when communication is direct, and you can cover much ground. But watch out if people become bossy or demanding. If there are ego disputes, wait out the Mercury retrograde cycle. We still feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on September 9 that begins a new lunar cycle and Metal Phoenix (Rooster) month.

November 16 – December 6 in Sagittarius and Scorpio
Mercury retrograde in Fire sign Sagittarius November 16 – 30 to move quickly and complete tasks. Time to separate truth from fiction. Use caution to not speak so directly that conflict is created and viewpoints are polarized.
Mercury retrograde in Water sign Scorpio December 1 – 6 when emotions come to the surface. Under the influence of Scorpio, secrets can be revealed. We feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on December 6, the exact day Mercury goes direct, that begins a new lunar cycle and Wood Rat month.



Saturday February 4 at 1 pm, please join me for my annual Chinese New Year talk about the Year of the Earth Dog at East West Book Shop in Mountain View CA. Earth Dog year is a time for honesty, fairness, and to cultivate integrity of character. Dog sniffs out the truth, corruption is exposed, and the underdog is championed. Earth Dog possesses some of the finest qualities of any of the 60 animal signs of the Chinese zodiac. The element Earth brings healing, stability, and focus on nutrition.

Learn about Earth Dog, and how Dog year energy influences you, your family, community, and the world. Includes your personalized fortune for Earth Dog year, plus feng shui tips for 2018. You can purchase tickets online, or call East West Books at 800.909.6161.

Happy full Moon,



2017 Sagittarius New Moon begins Rat Month

December 15, 2017 § Leave a comment


December 17 2017 is a new Moon in Sagittarius. Inspirational Fire sign Sagittarius rules the 9th house of travel, philosophy, and learning. Time to explore and expand your horizons with the new Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn all in Sagittarius. Say yes to new activities, especially after Mercury is no longer retrograde on December 22.

Under the influence of Sagittarius, people enjoy gathering together. So this holiday month is time to lighten up, socialize, and take action. Connecting with others is fortunate to give structure to your ideas, or bring your ideas into reality.


Very fortunate is that the new Moon, Sun, Venus, and Saturn all trine Uranus in Aries making for a very creative time! Uranus brings new discoveries, and an exciting change of pace. You can be flexible with your routine to see events in a new light, or take action with new consciousness. It’s also a powerful time for clear emotional expression, and new freedom in relationships.

More good news is that Mars conjuncts Jupiter, whereby your efforts achieve results. Jupiter, the planet that rule Sagittarius, brings optimism for the future. This conjunction in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces to follow your spirit. Pisces stimulates feelings of mercy and compassion. For some, there’s motivation to seek new truth and dive into the mysteries of life.

This new Moon begins the month of the Water Rat, the black Rat. Rats are industrious, intelligent, and can figure a way out of any maze. Focus is back on business and finances during a Rat month.

But this Rat month is different because the element Water shapes the emotions of the black Rat to be more empathetic, and sensitive to the needs of others. Plan for an enjoyable lunar month when Rat’s epicurean, bon vivant sensibility is kindly and easily expressed with so many planets in freedom-loving Sagittarius.


Happy winter solstice! December 21at 8:28 am PST is the shortest day in the northern hemisphere, and the longest night. Winter is a seasonal time of rest — but not in active Rat month during the tail of this Fire Phoenix (Rooster) year!

Luck is strong with so many trines in heaven, especially for Fire signs Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo and those born in the year of the Rat, Ox, Dragon, and Monkey. To focus your luck, contact me for a tarot reading, astrology forecast for 2018, or a feng shui consultation.

Happy new Moon,


2017 Gemini Full Moon Peak of Pig Month

December 1, 2017 § Leave a comment

December 3 2017 is a full Moon in Air sign Gemini. Lively, effervescent Gemini is ruled by Mercury. This full Moon is opposite the Sun in Sagittarius. Plus Mercury, Venus, and Saturn are all in fiery Sagittarius that adds restlessness to Gemini’s mercurial energy.

This full Moon and Sun square Neptune in Pisces. So if feeling stressed — relax! It’s peak of Pig month to enjoys the upcoming holiday season, wrap gifts, eat, drink, and be merry. Pig enjoys the good life, as does Pig’s most compatible signs Rabbit, Tiger, and Sheep.

Mercury is retrograde from December 2 to 22. Traditionally in astrology, Mercury retrograde is a time of miscommunication, technology problems, and items lost or misplaced.

But this final Mercury retrograde of Fire Phoenix (Rooster) year can be an excellent time to focus on detailed tasks, complete projects, and clear out year-end clutter! Focus returns to business during Rat month that begins December 17, and after Mercury goes direct.

Mercury continues to conjunct Saturn, peaking again December 6 then January 12 2018. Communication can be critical, finding flaws, or there can be general negative thinking.

Fortunately, this Mercury and Saturn conjunction trines Uranus in Aries to create new solutions and more intuitive answers. Vision has breath and scope, with a balance of old and new. During this Mercury retrograde conjunct Saturn is an excellent time for a tarot reading, astrology forecast, or feng shui consultation. Contact me to schedule, or for a holiday gift certificate.

Happy full Moon,



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