July 10, 2018 § Leave a comment
July 12 2018 is a new Moon in Cancer. Home-loving Water sign Cancer sets the tone for this lunar month. Time to focus on creating a nurturing and pleasant home.
This new Moon is a partial solar eclipse that starts a series of eclipses this summer. Eclipses add power and intensity to emotions, choices, and life direction. This new Moon on July 12, the full Moon on July 27, and the new Moon on August 11 are all eclipses.
Moon and Sun Aspects
The new Moon and Sun in Cancer, and Jupiter in Scorpio, trine Neptune in Pisces. These fortunate trines brings imagination, and understanding of the subconscious mind, for creative and artistic work. You can more easily sense the moods of others, intuition is strong, and feelings are accurate. People can be inspired to take altruistic and compassionate action, especially in this Earth Dog year.
The new Moon and Sun are opposite Pluto in Capricorn during this eclipse. Emotions are strong, and there can be surprisingly intense encounters or power struggles with those in authority. A conflict can reveal the inner workings to see old patterns.
Grand Earth Trine
Keeping relationships grounded is a grand Earth trine of Venus in Virgo, Saturn in Capricorn, and Uranus in Taurus. People can appreciate stable relationships, business and professional connections are good, with a balance of old and new. If single, a new romance is unlike anything in the past. If in a partnership, a second honeymoon is timely, especially before Mercury retrograde July 25 – August 18.
Earth Sheep Month July 12 – August 10
This new Moon begins the month of the Earth Sheep until August 10. Sheep brings peaceful summer energy. During an Earth month, keep focus on earthly matters. Under the influence of artistic Sheep, it’s fortunate to create beauty in your environment.
Contact me for your feng shui consultation, tarot card reading, or astrology forecast. Luck is strongest for Water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces and those born in Sheep, Pig, Rabbit, and Horse years.
Happy new Moon,
May 11, 2018 § 3 Comments
NEW MOON in TAURUS
May 15 2018 is a new Moon in Earth sign Taurus. Sensuous Taurus appreciates the finer things in life, and is ruled by Venus, the planet named for the goddess of love, peace, and creativity.
The new Moon, Sun, Mercury, and Uranus are in earthy Taurus to appreciate the beauty and abundance of Mother Earth in springtime. Many planets are in Earth signs including Mars, Saturn, and Pluto in Earth sign Capricorn.
So it’s definitely time to focus on earthly matters of all kinds during this lunar month including health, finances, or career path — along with enjoying life’s earthly pleasures.
Fortunately, lucky trines pave the way! The new Moon and Sun trine Mars and Pluto. Trines with Mars bring true courage to take the initiative, and feelings align with actions. It’s easier to start new projects during this lunar cycle, or apply new energy to completing an old project.
Pluto trines bring powerful energy that’s positive for new growth and transformation. Relationships become more serious, and intimate relationships deepen. It’s easier for self discovery and understanding because…
FIRE SNAKE MONTH May 15 – June 12
This new Moon begins the month of the shamanic Fire Snake. Snake month is time to shed your skin and release the past. Snake’s earthly branch is Fire in Chinese medicine, giving the Fire Snake a double dose of Fire’s passion to burn away all that is no longer wanted, and all that is no longer useful.
Snake’s wisdom and powers of perception are for all, especially the Earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn and those born in Snake, Monkey, Phoenix (Rooster), and Ox years.
Happy new Moon,
April 13, 2018 § 3 Comments
NEW MOON in ARIES
April 15 2018 is a new Moon in Fire sign Aries. The new Moon, Sun, and Uranus are all in Aries making this lunar cycle the time for positive change and a fresh beginning.
This lunar month is excellent to start or launch an idea, product, or business. You can change your routine to clear limitations, and find or refine a form of self expression. Mercury is no longer retrograde for ease with technology, communication, and travel.
Venus in sensual Taurus trines Mars and Pluto for romance, and is favorable for all kinds of social and artistic activities. New relationships are lucky, and for those in a partnership this lunar month is ideal for a second honeymoon. Now can be a very productive time that sets a foundation for future development.
FIRE DRAGON MONTH until May 14
This new Moon begins the month of the powerful Fire Dragon. Energy is high during this Fire Dragon month to take action — and succeed! The Fire qualities of dynamism, passion, and leadership ability are readily expressed though the brilliance of the Fire Dragon.
Dragon’s strong healing influence brings dynamic growth for everyone, especially the Fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius and those born in Rat, Dragon, Snake, and Monkey years.
Happy new Moon,
March 15, 2018 § 1 Comment
NEW MOON in PISCES
March 17 2018 is a new Moon in Pisces. Water sign Pisces rules the twelfth house of intuition and dreams. The influence of Pisces can increase kindness, bring understanding to relationships, and enhance awareness of subconscious responses.
The new Moon and Sun trine Jupiter making this a very fortunate lunar cycle when creativity is strong, there is empathy for the welfare of others, and branching out to new experiences brings rewards.
The new Moon and Sun square Mars so people could be irritable with delays in the Piscean flow. Ego disputes find solutions if working for the group in this Dog year, not just for oneself. Plus Mercury and Venus are in Fire sign Aries for very direct speech. So remember to be diplomatic, a natural Rabbit trait, because…
WOOD RABBIT MONTH March 17 – April 14
This new Moon begins the month of the Wood Rabbit. Gentle Rabbit brings a calming and beneficial energy for peace, gentleness, and tending the soul. Rabbit month is time for pleasure, family gatherings, and entertainment. Rabbit is artistic, so people appreciate the arts, gourmet food, and luxuries.
Rabbit month is lucky in this Dog year because Rabbit and Dog are strong allies. The element Wood brings optimism for growth in springtime, new life, and expansion.
March 20 marks the point of equal day and equal night. A new life cycle begins as winter becomes the past, and spring brings new opportunities. Contact me for your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation for spring. Luck is strongest for the Water signs Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio and those born in Rabbit, Sheep, Dog, and Pig years.
MERCURY RETROGRADE March 22 – April 15
Traditionally in astrology, Mercury retrograde is a time of miscommunication, technology problems, and items lost or misplaced. But in Dog year, Mercury retrograde can be ideal to follow through, keep your word, and complete projects.
Mercury is retrograde in Fire sign Aries for strong communication and taking action. Fire brings energy and passion, so any 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 the next lunar month of the Fire Dragon.
Happy new Moon,
February 8, 2018 § Leave a comment
2018 EARTH DOG YEAR
The new Moon in Aquarius on February 15 2018 at 1:05 pm PST, also a solar eclipse, begins the year of the Earth Dog and the month of the exciting Wood Tiger.
Dog year is a time of fairness and equality. Controversial issues are given their due, revolutions are successful, politics are liberal, and political oppression is opposed. Integrity and honesty are the values that lead to success under Dog’s watchful and just influence.
THE DOG PERSONALITY
In Chinese society, Dogs are the favored domestic animal because they are loyal to their owners. And like a Dog, those born in the year of the Dog possess the admirable canine qualities of loyalty and integrity.
Direct and frank, Dog does not pay much attention to superficial details and has little patience for frivolity. Yet Dog likes to be spontaneous. Honest and trustworthy, Dog makes an excellent friend who always takes your side. Dogs won’t hesitate to make sacrifices for people and ideas they believe in.
Of the five Taoist elements Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood, this is the year of the Earth Dog.
Stable, honest, practical, reliable, kind, and loyal are Earth qualities. The element Earth enriches Dog’s character and adds needed stability. The Earth Dog is endowed with some of the finest qualities of all the astrology signs. Earth Dogs can succeed in their endeavors, and possess nobility of character. More Earth Dog information is in my book TAOIST ASTROLOGY.
YOUR FORTUNE IN EARTH DOG YEAR
Contact me for your Dog year personalized astrology forecast, tarot card reading, or feng shui consultation for luck in Dog year.
RAT – Rat and Dog are smart and sharp. You’ll find many ways to succeed. But Dog requires honesty so no cutting corners. Use this element Earth year to improve health and take care. You start a powerful life cycle in Metal Rat 2020. Looking for love in Dog year? Rat is most compatible with another Rat, Dragon, or Monkey. Ox is also compatible. Horse is least compatible.
OX – Ox and Dog are both hard workers who possess integrity of character. Just don’t get stuck, especially in summer. Year end becomes fortunate because you and Dog share similar values and are on the same wavelength. Looking for love in Dog year? Ox is most compatible with another Ox, Phoenix (Rooster), or Snake. Rat is also compatible. Sheep is least compatible.
TIGER – You are ready for a new, fortunate life cycle in Dog year! Dog and Tiger are strong allies, along with Horse, so luck is with you. An excellent year, perhaps one of the best in your life, with many opportunities. Looking for love in Dog year? Tiger is most compatible with another Tiger, Horse, or Dog. Pig is also compatible. Monkey is least compatible.
RABBIT – Dog is your champion and protector. You can feel secure, and then allow your creativity to flow this year. Now begins a fortunate two year cycle for Rabbit, 2018 Earth Dog and 2019 Earth Pig. Looking for love in Dog year? Rabbit is most compatible with another Rabbit, Sheep, or Pig. Dog is also compatible. Phoenix (Rooster) is least compatible.
DRAGON – Dog is your opposite, and is a realistic, no-nonsense hard worker. You have different values, so avoid confrontations that can lead to a big unexpected dogfight. Fire Dragon month April 15 – May 14 is best to take action. Looking for love in Dog year? Dragon is most compatible with another Dragon, a Rat, or Monkey. Phoenix (Rooster) is also compatible. Dog is least compatible.
SNAKE – Social Dog likes the pack, and can be an extrovert for a cause. Snake prefers to be introverted and selective. But try to be more social. Ten months are lucky, no big problems are foreseen, and Snake can have a very good year. Looking for love in Dog year? Snake is most compatible with another Snake, Ox, or Phoenix (Rooster). Monkey is also compatible. Pig is least compatible.
HORSE – An amazingly fortunate year for you! All twelve months of Dog year are fortunate. Dog is your ally, and you’ll feel the support from others. This is your year for travel, exploration, luck in relationships, and some great times. Looking for love in Dog year? Horse is most compatible with another Horse, Dog, or Tiger. Sheep is also compatible. Rat is least compatible.
SHEEP – This Earth Dog year can be a positive and healing year for Sheep, who appreciate the calming influence of the element Earth after two Fire years. So take care, especially in winter. Lay the foundation for your lucky year Pig 2019. Looking for love in Dog year? Sheep is most compatible with another Sheep, Pig, or Rabbit. Horse is also compatible. Ox is least compatible.
MONKEY – A good year for Monkeys, even though Dog follows laws and rules, and Monkey breaks laws and rules. Just don’t get caught in a Dog year! Lay low in Tiger month February 15 – March 16, and during double Dog month (year and month) October 8 – November 6. Looking for love in Dog year? Monkey is most compatible with another Monkey, Rat, or Dragon. Snake is also compatible. Tiger is least compatible.
PHOENIX (Rooster) – Phoenix and Dog both respect good work, honesty, and integrity of character. But try to work collectively this year, not strike out on your own. A good year to follow up on projects from 2017 your Phoenix year. Looking for love in Dog year? Phoenix is most compatible with another Phoenix (if they don’t peck each other), Ox, or Snake. Dragon is also compatible. Rabbit is least compatible.
DOG – Dog starts a fortunate twelve year cycle now! You come into your power, are respected, and can emerge a leader. Eleven months are lucky, especially double Dog month (year and month) October 8 – November 6, with only one neutral Dragon month April 15 – May 14. Looking for love in Dog year? Dog is most compatible with another Dog, Tiger, or Horse. Rabbit is also compatible. Dragon is least compatible.
PIG – Anticipate two very good years: 2018 Earth Dog, then 2019 Earth Pig that are excellent to get married, buy a home, have a child, or start a business. Pig enjoys eleven fortunate months this year, with only one challenging Fire Snake month May 15 – June 12. Looking for love in Dog year? Pig is most compatible with another Pig, Sheep, or Rabbit. Tiger is also compatible. Snake is least compatible.
Happy new Moon,
January 13, 2018 § Leave a comment
NEW MOON in CAPRICORN
January 16 2018 is a new Moon in Capricorn. This new Moon, the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Pluto all in Earth sign Capricorn. Time to focus on earthly matters such as your profession, health, and parents or family. Under the influence of pragmatic, realistic Capricorn, this lunar month is good for long-range planning, and practical problem solving.
The new Moon, Sun, and Venus square Uranus, so not the best time for bold action or rebellion. Contact me for your 2018 astrology forecast to support you in planning ahead for life events. Luck is strongest for Earth signs Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo and those born in Ox, Rat, Snake, and Phoenix (Rooster) years.
WATER OX MONTH
This new Moon begins the month of the Water Ox. The natural strength and endurance of the Ox goes well with the flow of Water. Slow and steady progress during this Ox month is made smoother by the element Water to more easily move through obstacles.
This is the final month of the Chinese lunar year. The next new Moon begins the year of the Earth Dog on February 15 at 1:05 pm PST. This is also a solar eclipse that begins the month of the Tiger. Fortunately, Tiger and Dog are very compatible.
DOG YEAR LECTURE
SUNDAY February 4 2018
Chinese New Year: Earth Dog 2018
1-2:30pm • $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 the 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 go online at East West Books.
Happy new Moon,