February 27, 2018 § Leave a comment
FULL MOON IN VIRGO
March 1st 2018 is a full Moon in Virgo. Virgo is an Earth sign that rules the 6th house of health, healing, work, and service. Time to start, or continue, to tend body, mind, and spirit during this Virgo lunar phase. Then continue throughout this Earth Dog year. After two Fire years, 2016 Fire Monkey and 2017 Fire Phoenix (Rooster) are two Earth years, 2018 Earth Dog then 2019 Earth Pig.
The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Neptune are all in Water sign Pisces. People wear their heart on their sleeve with honest expression of emotions. No planets are in Air signs so it’s easier to feel your way, not think your way, through life. Contact me to validate your plans with a tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation.
Mercury conjuncts Venus and trines Jupiter bringing inspiration, optimism, and new creative ideas. You can see the big picture, plan for Dog year, and perhaps enjoy a fun excursion this weekend. Business transactions are favorable, as is enjoying the arts and entertainment.
Mercury conjunct Venus squares Mars that can bring irritable behavior, the critical side of Virgo, or defensiveness about an issue in Dog year. Any passions that surface can help to define your values. Values and integrity are most important in a Dog year.
Luck is strongest for Earth signs Virgo, Capricorn, and Taurus and those born in Phoenix (Rooster), Ox, and Snake years.
Happy full Moon,
January 27, 2018 § 2 Comments
MY DOG YEAR LECTURE
Sunday February 4 2018
Chinese New Year: Earth Dog 2018
1-2:30 pm • $21 thru Feb 3, $25 day of
Join me for my annual Chinese New Year talk 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 sixty 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. To reserve tickets, call East West Books at 650-988-9800 or 800.909.6161, or online at East West Events.
SUPER BLUE BLOOD MOON ECLIPSE in LEO
January 31 2018 is a full Moon that’s a super Moon, meaning it will appear larger and brighter than usual in the night sky. This full Moon is also a Blue Moon that occurs when there are two full Moons during one month of the Gregorian calendar. January 1 and 31 are both full Moons, so January 31 is a Blue Moon. This also a total lunar eclipse when Earth’s shadow falls on the full Moon. This shadow will have a reddish tint, and is referred to as a Blood Moon.
This super Blue Blood Moon eclipse is in creative and and flamboyant Leo. Fire sign Leo is the ruler of the 5th house of creativity, art, and children. Perhaps the eclipse can reveal hidden artistic talents. The Sun conjuncts Venus to socialize and attract new people, and express creativity through relationships. Venus aspects Jupiter to seek beauty, and can inspire creative expression, but can also inspire living large and overspending. Saturn and Neptune are unaspected so people can be unclear about their actions or objectives.
Fortunately, Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto all in Capricorn help keep things grounded, as does the Ox influence during these last two weeks of Ox month — and the final two weeks of Fire Phoenix (Rooster) year. Ox and Phoenix are very compatible because they are both realistic, hard-working, and pragmatic. Time to clean up, organize, and prepare for the next new Moon that begins the year of the Dog.
February 2 marks the solar point between winter solstice and spring equinox. Animals awaken after winter hibernation, hence Groundhog Day for augury from the movement of animals. The seasonal wheel turns towards springtime. Chinese New Year is a spring festival that begins on the new Moon on February 15 2018. Contact me for your 2018 Dog Year astrology forecast. For the next two weeks, luck is strongest for Fire signs Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries and those born during the years of the Monkey, Rat, Ox, and Dragon.
Happy full Moon,
December 28, 2017 § Leave a comment
FULL MOON in CANCER
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.
2018 BLUE MOONS
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.
2018 MERCURY RETROGRADES
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.
2018 EARTH DOG YEAR LECTURE
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,
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,
November 2, 2017 § 1 Comment
November 3 2017 is a full Moon in Earth sign Taurus. Sensual Taurus, ruled by Venus, appreciates the physical pleasures of life and all things beautiful. Time for some romance and enjoyment this weekend!
Justice and truth are championed as this full Moon is the peak of noble Dog month. Good to see in a new light your earthly possessions, property, and material things. Then you can decide what to keep, and what can be passed on.
November a very opportune month for optimism and enthusiasm to proceed with your plans due to the Sun conjunct Jupiter in powerful Scorpio. Initiate and develop during November before Mercury goes retrograde on December 2 until December 21.
Try not to overspend on an ideal, or overextend your energy with others, as The Sun and Jupiter conjunction is opposite the full Moon.
There is a heightened interest in metaphysics, and a personal search for meaning. Seek the truth and develop spiritually as the Sun and Jupiter trine Neptune. Contact me for your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation for guidance.
You might notice that people are more emotional, and respond with feelings, not the rational mind, as four planets are in Waters signs. Fortunately, understanding is enhance and relationship compatibility can improve as Venus and Mars are in cooperative Libra.
Happy full Moon,
October 2, 2017 § Leave a comment
October 5 2017 is the annual harvest full Moon, the full Moon closest to Autumn Equinox. This full Moon is in Fire sign Aries. People can be more adventuresome and bold under the influence of fiery, action-oriented Aries. Harvest Moon is time to harvest, or finish projects. But pace yourself. Fine if some projects take all winter to complete. Contact me for your tarot card reading for guidance and insights about career choices, your astrology forecast for fortunate dates to take action, or your feng shui consultation to empower your environment this autumn.
The Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter are in partnership sign Libra. Jupiter adds luck, so as the lunar cycle wanes it’s time to focus on relationships. Venus conjuncts Mars for love and romance, and a new appreciation of loved ones. Venus and Mars trine Pluto for new awareness in relationships. Emotional expression is strong, and ambition is stimulated, with inspiring new ways of applying your creativity.
Venus and Mars square Saturn so relationship breakthroughs, or artistic endeavors, could take time. The Sun and full Moon square Pluto for radical change of old emotional patterns, and to purge things of the past. It’s best to be realistic during this no-nonsense double Phoenix (Rooster) month.
Happy full Moon,
September 2, 2017 § Leave a comment
September 6 2017 is a full Moon in Pisces. Sensitive Water sign Pisces rules the 12th house of spirituality and mysticism. The full Moon conjuncts Neptune, the ruler of Pisces, bringing increased empathy that’s excellent for heart-to-heart talks, and is inspiring for creative artistic expression. People are in touch with emotions, especially feelings that may have surfaced during the recent eclipse.
The full Moon sextiles Pluto for therapeutic conversations, opportunities for transformation in relationships, and hidden truths can be revealed. For some people, this full Moon energy unlocks latent psychic ability, and answers can arrive in dreams.
The full Moon and Neptune are opposite the Sun in Virgo. People could feel strange or odd moods, especially if they become overcritical. Should this occur, strive to balance home with professional life. Fortunately, the Sun trines Pluto to understand motivations, further self knowledge, and develop wisdom.
Mercury conjuncts Mars for increased mental energy and stamina. But there could be ego conflicts and unnecessary fighting. Mercury and Mars trine Uranus bringing a wider scope, new interests, and personal growth. People can break down barriers with their new understanding. And communication will be easier after Mercury retrograde ends on September 5.
Happy full Moon,