2018 Pisces New Moon begins Rabbit Month

March 15, 2018 § 1 Comment

rabbits enjoyNEW 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,




2018 Dog Year begins on Solar Eclipse

February 8, 2018 § Leave a comment

Earth Dog


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.


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.





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,

Susan Levitt

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2018 Capricorn New Moon begins Ox Month

January 13, 2018 § Leave a comment


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.


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.



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,



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,




November 16, 2017 § Leave a comment

Moon Goddess

Venus conjunct Jupiter is very fortunate for all types of relationships. There are opportunities for new love, or an existing relationship deepens. People will be warm and friendly, and good timing for social gatherings. Venus and Jupiter trine Neptune in Pisces that inspires compassion and humanitarian instincts.

Communication can become serious as Mercury in Sagittarius conjuncts Saturn. The Sagittarian urge to speak the truth can sound more harsh than constructive.

But this astrological aspect is excellent for tech work and projects requiring precision. Mercury sextiles Mars in Libra bringing confidence to be decisive and take the initiative. Launch your plans before Mercury goes retrograde on December 2 until December 21. Mars squares Pluto so prepare to stand firm and stay focused on your goals.



This new Moon begins the month of the Metal Pig. Pig month is time for merriment and enjoyment. Let the holiday festivities begin with some self indulgence and fun.

Pig month is also a time of peace, understanding, harmony, and fellowship. Ease and enjoyment of the good life are valued more than power and status. People can be kinder to each other in everyday interactions, and feel little need for competition. But honest Pig can be naive, so be sure that no one takes advantage of you this month, especially in financial dealings.

The element Metal in feng shui represents a clean, pristine environment. Contact me for your feng shui consultation that can do wonders for your home or office. Luck is strongest for Water signs Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer and those born in Pig, Tiger, Rabbit, and Sheep years.

Happy new Moon,





2017 Virgo New Moon

September 15, 2017 § 2 Comments

September 19 2017 is a new Moon in Virgo. Earth sign Virgo rules the 6th house of work, health, and service. It will be easier to apply Virgo’s analytical strength and practical powers of discernment because the Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars all in Virgo!

During this lunar month, focus on Virgoan earthly matters of health, finances, being of service, and forwarding your career. The new Moon is an excellent time to begin new projects, so address the area of life that needs the most attention. Health is a priority for balancing body, mind, and spirit.

Love planet Venus and work planet Saturn both trine Uranus to discover new ways of doing things. Under the influence of Venus, it’s good timing to bring new energy into your home during this lunar month, and start making it cozy for winter. The Saturn trine brings a delightful balance of old and new.

The new Moon and Sun square Saturn so projects can take more time than anticipated, even until the end of the year. If there are feelings of overload, negative thinking, or if coworkers aren’t compatible, there’s plenty of time to make necessary changes. Good to learn and observe during this Virgo lunar month.

The ongoing Mercury conjunct Mars brings stamina for mental tasks. But there could be ego conflicts if people become
overcritical with so many planets in Virgo.



This new Moon begins the second Earth Phoenix month in a row, bringing more opportunities for spiritual growth and rebirth. We can create a balance between the material and spiritual worlds. Success is attained by applying Phoenix virtues of diligent work and whole-hearted involvement in tasks. Phoenix correlates to the Western sign Virgo, so pay attention to earthly matters such as your physical health. The spiritual world is more secure when the material realm is organized. Luck is strongest for those born in PhoenixOxSnake, and Dragon years.



September 22 is autumn Equinox, the time of equal day and equal night, and the solar point between summer and winter Solstices. Equinox is time for balance, making today and this weekend the ideal time to take stock of actions so far in this Phoenix year. And time to enjoy the bounty of harvest as autumn begins, and the Sun enters relationship sign Libra. Contact me for your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation for autumn.

Happy new Moon,



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.


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,



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