2017 Total Solar Eclipse

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.

DOUBLE PHOENIX

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,

Susan

2017 Leo New Moon begins Monkey Month

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,

Susan

2017 Cancer New Moon begins Sheep Month

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,

Susan

2017 Gemini New Moon begins Fire Horse Month

May 22, 2017 § 1 Comment

GEMINI NEW MOON begins FIRE HORSE MONTH

May 25 2017 is a new Moon in Air sign Gemini. Bright and lively Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet of ideas and communication. So this lunar month is time to put your ideas into action. Plus this new Moon begins the month of the Fire Horse. Fire Horse month in this Fire Phoenix (Rooster) year creates a great deal of Fire for passionate and creativity. Horse can bring victory, adventure, excitement, and surprising romance. Decisive action, not procrastination, leads to success.

Mars, also in Gemini, is opposite Saturn in Sagittarius that requires focus and perseverance. But Fire Horse could create confusion or run-away energy. Under the influence of strong and powerful Horse, there is no middle ground. By the end of this lunar month, you will know clearly what works and what does not.

Another theme this lunar month is that love planet Venus in Fire sign Aries is highly aspected. Venus conjuncts Uranus in Aries for new and different experiences in your relationships. But Venus squares Pluto in Capricorn for too much emotional intensity or a fight for dominance. Fortunately, Venus trines Saturn bringing honesty and stability to your interactions. And Venus is opposite Jupiter in Libra to enjoy the fine things in life with others.

Luck is strongest for Air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius and those born in Horse, Dog, Tiger, and Sheep years. Contact me for your tarot card reading, astrology forecast, or feng shui consultation for Fire Horse month.

Happy new Moon,

Susan

2017 Taurus New Moon begins Snake Month

April 22, 2017 § 1 Comment

New Moon in Taurus

April 26 2017 is a new Moon in Taurus. The Moon is exalted in Earth sign Taurus. Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet named for the goddess of love, art, and beauty. Time to cultivate and create love and beauty this month! Find romance, or let romance find you. Taurus enjoys the finer things in life, so enjoy the bounty of springtime.

This lunar month is also an opportune time to bring down to Earth plans, goals, and to complete projects. Clear the way, or as much as you can clear, for the next new Moon that begins Fire Horse month.

The Taurean new Moon creates a harmonious sextile with Neptune in Pisces; sensitivity to surroundings is increased, people are more imaginative, and more intuitive to follow hunches. There’s a general sense of empathy to the moods of others, that leads to emotional understanding.

Mercury, still retrograde, conjuncts Uranus in Aries, bringing an element of genius to problem solving. People are open to new ideas and experiences, and communication is more interesting and exciting, But the mind can race, or get ahead of yourself. Fortunately, Mercury and Uranus trine Saturn for constructive change, letting go of old perceptions, and adds to the stability of the new Moon and Sun in solid Taurus.

Snake Month

This new Moon begins the month of the Wood Snake. Those born in Snake year or Snake day love art, culture, and all things beautiful.

Snake month is naturally fortunate in this Phoenix (Rooster) year because Snake, Phoenix, and Ox make a relationship compatibility trine. This months brings opportunities to smooth over old relationship difficulties, and shed skins of the past, especially after Mercury goes direct on May 3. This new Moon in sensual Taurus builds to a passionate full Moon in Scorpio on May 10.

Luck is strongest this month for those born in the year of the Snake, Phoenix, Ox, and Monkey and Earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Contact me for your Snake month tarot card reading for problem solving and decision making, astrology forecasts for auspicious dates, or a feng shui consultation for spring cleaning and transformation.

Happy new Moon,

Susan

Waxing or Waning Moon?

March 29, 2017 § Leave a comment

Tonight is a sliver of crescent Moon in Taurus as the lunar cycle begins. The Sun is in Aries, and it’s Wood Dragon month, so time to take action this spring as the Moon waxes to full.

How to tell if the Moon is waxing or waning? DOC.
The waxing Moon is shaped like the curve in the letter D.
The full Moon is the letter O.
The waning Moon is shaped like the letter C.

It’s that simple. Just remember DOC.

More lunar phase info.

2017 Aries New Moon begins Dragon Month

March 24, 2017 § Leave a comment

NEW MOON in ARIES

March 27 2017 is a new Moon in Aries the ram. Fire sign Aries is courageous, a brave leader, and an independent spirit. The new Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Uranus are all in Aries. So take action and move forward as this new Moon waxes to full on April 10 because on April 9, Mercury goes retrograde for three weeks until May 3. During Mercury retrograde it’s good to redo, restructure, and reorganize.

Fortunately, Mars sextiles Neptune and trines Pluto bringing activities that can benefit the common good, with focus on higher principles. Creative ambition is stimulated, and there’s an awareness of long-range objectives. People have a high energy level and drive for success, especially professional success, with renewed strength and confidence.

There is a stressful cardinal T-square between Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto making it easy to spread your energy too thinly, become overwhelmed, or behave recklessly. Should this occur, the Mercury retrograde cycle is ideal to regroup.

WOOD  DRAGON  MONTH

This new Moon starts the month of the powerful Dragon. Of the five Taoist elements Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood this is the month of the Wood Dragon. The element Wood represents spring, the time of growth and movement like plants growing in springtime. Dragon’s earthly branch is Wood, giving Wood Dragon a double dose of Wood’s enthusiasm, drive, creativity, and idealism.

Luck is strongest during this lunar month for the Fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius and those born in Dragon, Monkey, Rat, and Phoenix (Rooster) years. Contact me for your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation in this Dragon month.

Happy new Moon,

Susan

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