August 17, 2017 § 1 Comment
August 21 2017 is a new Moon and a total solar eclipse. This eclipse occurs when the Moon slides between the Earth and the Sun. Starting over the Pacific ocean, the Moon will paint a 67-mile wide swath of darkness across the United States. This lunar sweep starts at 9:06 am PDT in Oregon, and ends at 4:06 pm EDT in South Carolina. Then the eclipse continues over the Atlantic ocean for about 75 minutes.
To observe, on the West coast the eclipse begins just after 9 am, and the eclipse peak is at 10:19 am. On the East coast, the eclipse begins just after 1 pm, and the peak is around 2:30 pm. If traveling to view the eclipse, allow more time for traffic because Mercury is still retrograde until September 5.
In Jungian terms, an eclipse is an absence of light when the shadow is seen. So this eclipse is a time to expose and bring to light what is hidden. This new Moon is in Fire sign Leo, the second Leo new Moon in a row, bringing another opportunity to express talent, vision, and originality. We can dig deeper under the influence of the eclipse to find resources and express ingenuity.
The Moon, Sun, and Mars are all in Leo, with many fortunate Fire trines that bring success. The Moon and Sun trine Uranus in Aries for new discoveries about yourself and others, with increased perception and understanding.
Mars trines Saturn in Sagittarius for courage and confidence. Mars’ initiative blends with Saturn’s structure that’s good for working on projects that were started earlier.
Mercury in Virgo is opposite Neptune in Pisces that can be confusing if too much information becomes overwhelming.
No need to make rapid decisions.
This new Moon eclipse begins the month of the Earth Phoenix (Rooster) in Chinese astrology. 2017 is the year of the Fire Phoenix, making this a double Phoenix month. The next new Moon on September 19 starts the second Earth Phoenix month, making two double Phoenix lunar months in a row. Time to cultivate Phoenix traits of hard work, conscientiousness, and discipline.
The Earth Phoenix is the blessed golden Phoenix. Earth cycles are good to focus on practical endeavors including health, and can be excellent for business. Luck is strongest for those born in Phoenix, Snake, Ox, and Dragon years and Fire signs Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries. Contact me for your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation during this eclipse energy.
Happy new Moon,
August 3, 2017 § Leave a comment
August 7 2017 is a full Moon and lunar eclipse. Eclipses heighten emotion, intuition, and instinct. This full Moon is in Air sign Aquarius for new ideas and ways of communication. It’s fortunate to expand your circle, and is good for new learning.
The Sun conjuncts Mars in Leo for extra energy and courage. But under the influence of Mars, people can be irritable. If this occurs, stay aware of the big picture and not fan any flames.
Fortunately, the Sun sextiles Jupiter in Libra that is lucky for relationships and brings ease with colleagues. The Sun trines Saturn in Sagittarius to organize effectively so that your efforts achieve lasting results.
August 12 to September 5
Traditionally in astrology, Mercury retrograde can be a time of miscommunication, technology problems, and items lost or misplaced. But Mercury retrograde during this Fire Phoenix (Rooster) year can be an excellent time to focus on detailed tasks such as catching up on financial matters, and doing feng shui your home or office.
From August 12 to 30, Mercury is retrograde in Earth sign Virgo. Mercury is comfortable in rulership sign Virgo. This is very good for detailed analysis and review. Plus Phoenix correlates to the western sign Virgo, so 2017 Phoenix year energy works well with Virgo’s cerebral approach.
From August 31 to September 5, Mercury retrogrades back into Fire sign Leo. Communication is direct, and you can cover much ground. Be aware if people become bossy or demanding. Should there be ego disputes, wait out the Mercury retrograde cycle. We still feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on September 19 that begins a new lunar cycle.
Happy full Moon,
July 19, 2017 § Leave a comment
LEO NEW MOON begins MONKEY MONTH
July 23 2017 is a new Moon in Fire sign Leo. The new Moon, Sun, Mercury, and Mars are all in bold, charismatic Leo, bringing passion and a desire for adventure and creative expression. The next new Moon on August 21 will also be in Leo this year, and that new Moon will be a solar eclipse. Under the influence of Leo, during the next two lunar months there will be many opportunities for new ways to enhance your creativity.
On this new Moon, Mercury trines Uranus and Saturn for dynamic and direct communication. The trine between Mercury and Uranus adds an element of genius and mental excitement, so this lunar month is the time for problem solving and putting your ideas into practice. Mercury trine Saturn keeps inspirational concepts practical and realistic.
Plus Venus trines Jupiter for artistic inspiration, enjoyment of relationships, and appreciation of beauty. The next two lunar months are ideal for parties, entertaining, and to expand your social circle. Venus opposite Saturn keeps affairs and expenses from getting out of hand.
Due to the new Moon, Sun, and Mars square Uranus, it’s easy to jump to conclusions, and be rebellious and impatient with circumstances that limit your freedom. It could be challenging to follow routine, and impulsiveness could lead to accident-prone behavior.
This Uranian restless and independent energy is exacerbated because this new Moon begins Monkey month. Monkey is considered a lucky astrology sign. Monkey is king in Chinese astrology, just as Leo is king in Western astrology. Magical Monkey is a fearless hero who is ingenious, entertaining, and mercurial making this month good to pursue goals and take risks. Under the influence of wily Monkey, anything can happen!
Fortunately, this is the month of the Earth Monkey, the gold Monkey. Earth qualities of honesty, practicality, and loyalty enrich Monkey’s character and bring needed stability.
Opportunities are strongest for Fire signs Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries and those born in Monkey, Rat, Dragon, and Snake years. Contact me for your tarot card reading, astrology forecast, or feng shui consultation for Monkey month.
Happy new Moon,
June 21, 2017 § 2 Comments
NEW MOON in CANCER
June 23 2017 is a new Moon in Water sign Cancer. Cancers are highly sensitive and are natural empaths. Cancer rules the 4th house of family, home, and roots. So this lunar month is time to focus on home, security, and ways of nurturing self and others.
The new Moon, Sun, Mercury, and Mars are all in Cancer for healing communication, setting boundaries, and creating comfortable and peaceful environments. Plus Cancers can be astute about finances, so this lunar month is good to organize your financial affairs.
Mars trines Neptune in Pisces to work collectively, and help others. Venus in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn to strengthen relationship bonds, and artistic work has more emotional impact.
But a cardinal T-square of Mars square Jupiter and opposite Pluto could bring concerns about where to go and what to do. Under the influence of gentle Cancer, it’s better to slow down, take time for yourself, and complete current projects before initiating new endeavors.
MONTH of the SHEEP
This new Moon begins the month of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology. The element Fire adds more liveliness and passion to Sheep’s character. Sheep love the arts, so this lunar month is time to appreciate art in all its forms.
Sheep month is also time to tend your health, back down from arguments, and treat weekends or free time as if you were at a spaaa. Luck is strongest for Water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces and those born in Sheep, Horse, Rabbit, and Pig years.
Contact me for your tarot card reading, astrology forecast, or feng shui consultation for Sheep month, especially feng shui for your home.
Happy new Moon,
June 8, 2017 § Leave a comment
June 9 2017 is a full Moon in Fire sign Sagittarius. Sagittarius is ruled by JUPITER, the planet of good fortune. The full Moon sextiles Jupiter in Libra, plus the Sun in Gemini trines Jupiter making it easier to express and receive kindness, support, and nurturing. There can be increased optimism and inspirational energy to expand your goals and reach new heights, especially during this full Moon peak of dynamic and active Fire Horse month.
Close relationships also experience good fortune as Venus, newly in sensuous Earth sign Taurus, sextiles Mars newly in sensitive Cancer. Relationships are gratifying, there is a balance of personal needs and the needs of others, and perhaps a renewed passion due to the influence of the Fire Horse. This weekend is a good time for social activities, and financial activities are also favored.
The Sun and full Moon square NEPTUNE in Pisces, so temper any tendency to race off like a Horse with blinders, especially concerning finances. If there is a large gap between your ideals and your reality, the full Moon conjuncts Saturn that restricts both Sagittarius’ and Horse’s love of freedom, but is necessary to be realistic and plan. Luck is most powerful for Fire signs Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo and those born in Horse, Dragon, Phoenix (Rooster), and Monkey years.
Sunday August 6 2017 is my beginning tarot class in San Francisco. The class text is my book Introduction To Tarot. Contact me to jointhe class, or to schedule your tarot card reading, astrology forecast, or feng shui consultation.
Happy full Moon,