January 28, 2022 § Leave a comment
2022 New Moon in Aquarius starts Water Tiger Year
January 31, 2022 at 9:46 pm PST but February 1 in China is a new Moon in Air sign Aquarius. This new Moon in Aquarius begins CHINESE LUNAR NEW YEAR. Chinese New Year is the second new Moon after Winter Solstice, in late January or early February of the Gregorian calendar.
The first month of the lunar year is always a Tiger month. 2022 begins with a Water Tiger month in a Water Tiger year. Double Water Tiger! Time to follow your emotions and instincts.
THANK YOU to everyone who attended my online 2022 YEAR OF THE WATER TIGER talk on Feb 9. Copies are available for purchase. In 1986 I became a professional tarot reader and astrologer. That was 36 years ago in a Tiger year, a good time to start a business. I appreciate your support all these years.
2022 Water Tiger Year
Welcome to the new Roaring Twenties! Water Tiger 2022 brings power, passion, and daring. Now is time to pounce, take a risk, and start new endeavors. Brave and bold actions are rewarded.
The year of the Tiger is explosive, wildly creative, big, and bold. It’s a time of extremes when all of life’s activities will be experienced on a grand scale. Tempers flare, drama and excitement reign, and crazy dreams can become reality. Expect massive social change, political rebellions, and military coups. Contact me to schedule your Astrology forecast or Tarot reading for Tiger year.
Tiger the Individual
Tiger is grand, daring, powerful, independent, creative, and dynamic. Tiger individuals value freedom, are adventurers, and don’t ever want to be caged in or held back. No matter how many obstacles stand in the way, Tiger’s courage will not diminish. Tiger attacks with unique swiftness and stealth. Tiger actions show a combination of style and power. No one can tell Tiger what to do, Tiger stands out in the crowd, and Tiger is a free thinker who never conforms.
Four mighty Tigers guard the four directions:
North is guarded by the black Water Tiger who represents winter.
East is guarded by the green Wood Tiger who represents spring.
South is guarded by the red Fire Tiger who represents summer.
West is guarded by the white Metal Tiger who represents autumn.
The center is guarded by the yellow Earth Tiger who represents the sun.
The Chinese god of wealth, Hsai Shen, rides a Tiger that brings good fortune. All Tigers scare off thieves, ghosts, and fires. Therefore, Tiger is a formidable animal totem to contact in the shamanic realm to assist in banishment and purification.
The Element Water
2022 is a Water year of the five Taoist elements Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. In feng shui, the Water environment is cool, dark, and soothing. The room of the home is the bathroom. This year, design your bathroom to be a private healing sanctuary to take long, healing baths. Bathing can be a quiet respite from the strong energy of Tiger year.
The most favorable season in a Water year is winter. In Chinese medicine, Water rules the kidneys (and bladder). This year, and next year Water Rabbit 2023, is the time to see an acupuncturist and take herbs for kidney balance if you experience health issues with urination, sleep, dreams, or other Water imbalances.
Your Fortune in Water Tiger Year
Birth years of the Rat: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.
Next year of the Rat is 2032.
Tiger and Rat are very different astrology signs with very different temperaments. Tiger makes life decisions based on impulse, whereas you Rat prefer to plan and analyze. So do not get swept up in Tiger year excitement. Instead, be pragmatic and thorough. Avoid confrontations, especially lawsuits, because protocols might not be observed in a Tiger year. Rat likes rules because you can figure out a way around them. But in Tiger year, no one follows any rules. Tiger’s explosive energy can bring inspiration, yet Tiger’s changeable energy could bring instability for the usually cautious Rat. This is not your year to get rich quick. Plan that for Dragon year 2024. Dragon is your powerful ally. If others see you as calculating this year, know that Rat logic differs from Tiger instinct. Your best months are April, August, and December, and winter is your best season. The element Water empowers Water Rat born in 1972, and Wood Rat born in 1984.
Birth years of the Ox: 1913, 1925, 1937,1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021.
Next year of the Ox is 2033.
Have some fun in Tiger year! You’ve been working hard! But stay true to your Ox nature of being reliable and strong. Others can take wild risks or enjoy caprices in a Tiger year, but it’s not in your best interest to do so. Instead, build on the respect received and solid gains made in your Ox year 2021. Tiger energy can bring unexpected problems, so stay the course and be diligent and conscientious in your work. Oxen born during Tiger month (February), on Tiger day, or during Tiger hours (3am – 5 am) have an easier time adapting to abrupt changes in plans and the lack of structure during a Tiger year. Your best months are May and September, and your best season is winter. The element Water empowers Water Ox born in 1973, and Wood Ox born in 1985.
Birth years of the Tiger: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010.
Next year of the Tiger is 2022.
Go for it, Tiger! Free-spirited, powerful, and adventurous Tiger gets many lucky breaks this year. So follow your hunches and instincts. This is your year to experience good fortune, recognition, protection, and benevolence. Say yes to every opportunity. Love is found if single, or if in a partnership love deepens and is celebrated. Plan for big parties in spring and summer. Just refrain from overspending or being overly generous with gifts. Tigers are empowered by the energy of their own year. February, June, and October are your best months, and autumn is your best season. Luck is strongest for Water Tiger born in 1962, and Wood Tiger born in 1974.
Birth years of the Rabbit: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011.
Next year of the Rabbit is 2023.
The impulsive, explosive energy of Tiger year is entertaining. But it can, at times, be excessive for Rabbit’s peaceful, gentle nature. Unplanned changes and too much excitement can even effect your health. If scattered or overwhelmed, stay calm, conserve your energy, and be the peacemaker. Find solace in Water in this Water year with baths, saunas, and going to lakes, rivers, or the ocean. Transform your bathroom into a luxurious home spa. You start a new life cycle next year in Rabbit year 2023 so for many Rabbits this is the year to tie up loose ends and complete cycles. March, July, and November are your best months, and spring is your best season. The element Water empowers Water Rabbit born in 1963, and Wood Rabbit born in 1975.
Birth years of the Dragon: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012.
Next year of the Dragon is 2024.
The two power animals of the Chinese zodiac are Dragon and Tiger. You, Dragon, can look forward to and enjoy Tiger year’s wild activities, sudden changes in plans, and changing relationship dynamics. You can experience success, celebrations, and good opportunities. But you can also be challenged this year if your plans are blocked by others, or if others won’t follow your Dragon lead. By year end, it is clear that Dragon is stronger than Tiger. Still, avoid power struggles or lawsuits because Tiger has a temper, and you can lose battles even if you win the war. Your lucky cycle is Dragon year 2024 so keep focus. April, August, and December are your best months. Spring is your best season. The element Water empowers Water Dragon born in 1952 and Wood Dragon born in 1964.
Birth years of the Snake: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013.
Next year of the Snake is 2025.
Brash Tiger energy is very different from Snake’s refined sensibilities. The bold activities of others could result in difficulties or calamities, so refrain from overreacting or being codependent. Use your Serpent wisdom to cool down Tiger-year hot heads. Introspection and meditation bring rewards. A good use of vital Tiger year energy is to pursue your interest in the arts. In your career, build on what you accomplished in Ox year 2021. Your best months are May and September, and your best season is spring. The element Water empowers Water Snake born in 1953, and Wood Snake born in 1965.
Birth years of the Horse: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014.
Next year of the Horse is 2026.
Happy times for the Horse! Horse is Tiger’s best friend, along with Dog. This Tiger year is your lucky chance to race off to greener pastures, and gallop after new opportunities. For some Horses, this is a chance to really run free after the constricting previous Ox and Rat years. But for all Horses, it is fortunate to start new endeavors of all kinds from opening a business, buying a home, getting married, or having a baby. Anticipate lucky change and fortunate travel opportunities. Tiger year brings fun, frolic, and enjoyment of friends and family. Entertainment may be expensive, but this is the time for Horse to live well. February, June, and October are your best months, and your best season is summer. The element Water empowers Water Horse born in 2002 or 1942, and Wood Horse born in 1954 or 2014.
Sheep (Goat, Ram)
Birth years of the Sheep: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015.
Next year of the Sheep is 2027.
Anticipate fun and exciting times for us Sheep. Sheep will be more social, and travel is fortunate. But don’t become depleted by Tiger year distractions. Tiger has endless energy, but not Sheep. So balance your energy, take care of your health, and practice self care. Think before you indulge, overspend, or make a commitment. March, July, and November are your best months. Summer is the luckiest season; winter is not. An even luckier year for Sheep will be Rabbit 2023 so don’t be melancholic during the winter of this Water year. The element Water empowers Water Sheep born in 2003 or 1943, and Wood Sheep born in 2015 or 1955.
Birth years of the Monkey: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016.
Next year of the Monkey is 2028.
Tiger and Monkey are opposites. So the spotlight is not on Monkey this year, and you do not like to be ignored. You’re a natural leader, but no one is a follower in a Tiger year. Your usual support systems that you rely on might not be there. So don’t rely on others. Be more independent and resourceful. To avoid challenges, it’s best to build on your current foundation and not engage in too many new projects. Your best months are April, August, and December, and your best season is summer. The element Water empowers Water Monkey born in 1992, and Wood Monkey born in 2004 or 1944.
Phoenix (Rooster, Chicken)
Birth years of the Phoenix: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017.
Next year of the Phoenix is 2029.
Ox year 2021 was a good year for you. Therefore, build on your successes by continuing the Ox energy of being patient and methodical. Tiger year brings enthusiastic energy and exciting changes for you, Phoenix. And you see opportunities for rebirth. But events can occur so quickly in a Tiger year that you could lose control. Maintain balance amid your new Tiger year activities. So keep a critical eye, strong boundaries, and not get swept up in Tiger year passions. Your best months are May and September. Autumn is your best season. The element Water empowers Water Phoenix born in 1993 or 1933, and Wood Phoenix born in 2005 and 1945.
Birth years of the Dog: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018.
Next year of the Dog is 2030.
This is your lucky year! Dog and Tiger are extremely compatible, along with Horse. Good fortune and strong energy are with you to know love and happiness. Dog experiences all kinds of windfalls and favors, including financial good luck. Time for a pay raise, promotion at work, or new more beneficial career. You appreciate Tiger year’s directness and quick problem solving that helps you cover much ground. Enjoy an excellent year as the consciousness of Tiger year inspires you to change the world. February, June, and October are your best months. Autumn is your best season. The element Water empowers Water Dog born in 1982, and Wood Dog born in 1994 or 1934.
Birth years of the Pig: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019.
Next year of the Pig is 2031.
Exciting times! Your dreams can be fulfilled because Tiger and Pig are close allies. Luck is with you in all endeavors including romance. Finally, you have opportunities for adventure, advancement, and travel, especially after staid Ox year 2021. Tiger year 2022 and Rabbit year 2023 create a very good fortunate two-year cycle for all Pigs. March, July, and November are your best months. Autumn and winter are your best seasons. The element Water empowers Water Pig born in 1983, and Wood Pig born in 1995 or 1935.
Happy new Moon and happy lunar New Year,
Tarot – Astrology – Feng Shui
January 9, 2021 § Leave a comment
Sunday January 17 at 2 pm PST join me on Zoom for my 2021 Year of the Metal Ox lecture for Chinese New Year. Tickets are at https://www.eastwestbooks.org/events/ox-year-17jan21. Come with your questions for Ox year about the fortunes for all 12 zodiac signs, and take away New Year feng shui tips.
January 12 2021 at 9:00 pm PST is a new Moon in Capricorn. Earth sign Capricorn rules the 10th house of career and finance, making this a good time to get centered with practical matters. The new Moon, Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are all together in a planetary stellium. A stellium is a grouping of planets, and this one is in Capricorn and Aquarius bringing focus, innovation, and creative solutions.
Energy is high during this new Moon as Mars conjuncts Uranus in Taurus until February 2. Rash behavior, desire for freedom, and to assert one’s individuality can be done in a constructive way. So this lunar cycle is an auspicious time to innovate and begin a new project that will take much energy.
This new Moon begins Earth Ox lunar month, the kind and empathetic gold Ox. Extreme good fortune blesses the gold Ox. An Ox month is fortunate during a Rat year because Ox and Rat are strong allies. Ox energy brings stability and structure. Ox may be slow but is determined, and what is built will last.
This gold Ox lunar month is excellent for career prospects, and to organize and regroup. Prepare for the next new Moon on February 11 that begins Metal Ox year 2021.
Practical application of sound principles is for everyone this lunar month, and is most empowering for Earth signs Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo and those born in Rat, Rabbit, Snake, and Phoenix (Rooster) years. Contact me for your astrology forecast for 2021 Ox year, the time to build. Hope to see you at my 2021 Year of the Metal Ox lecture!
Happy new Moon,
Tarot – Astrology – Feng Shui
February 6, 2020 § 1 Comment
February 8 2020 is a full Moon in Leo. Fire sign Leo rules the 5th house of creativity and children. The full Moon trines Mars in Sagittarius bringing vitality and courage to take action. Venus, newly in Aries, adds Fire and excitement. And in this Tiger month, it can feel like it’s time to pounce.
But not too far! Take things in small digestible bites in this Rat year. Small bites, like a mouse. Then you won’t become overwhelmed or caught up in a rat race.
Everyone starts a new life cycle in this Rat year. So make your plans now, do a small bit every day towards your goal, and reward comes at harvest time. Autumn Equinox is September 22. Winter is the most fortunate season in a Rat year.
Things will take time. Save sweeping change for 2022 Water Tiger year. Then you can follow your feelings in springtime. But for now, Rat is a planner, and this spring of Rat year is ideal to plan, organize, and focus on feng shui to clear the path for new opportunities.
2020 and 2021 are Metal years. In feng shui, the element Metal is represented by the clean, pristine environment that shines like real metal. If there ever was a time to reduce and remove clutter, it’s now. Rat year is excellent to organize and clean up, especially your financial records. There’s always a focus on money in a Rat year.
The element Metal correlates to the bedroom. Metal is a yin element, and the bedroom is a yin room for rest and sleep. 2020 and 2021 are the years to make your bedroom a healing (and tidy) sanctuary.
Rats are nocturnal animals. The hours of the Rat are 11 pm – 1 am. Those born during Rat year or hour can have a predisposition for insomnia. The Rat mind is always working and thinking, creating and planning. So 2020 is the year to create peaceful bedrooms for you and your family.
Mercury will be retrograde for three weeks from February 16 until March 9. Mercury is retrograde in Water sign Pisces for increased sensitivity.
Luck is strongest for Fire signs Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius and those born in Rat, Tiger, and Dragon years.
Happy full Moon,
February 12, 2019 § 3 Comments
What is the best charm for 2019 Pig year? A TIGER charm! You want the full body charm, not just a Tiger head. But no Tiger charm if you were born in Monkey year because Monkey is opposite Tiger.
Pig is most compatible with Pig’s harmony trine of artistic and sensitive like-minded souls Pig, Rabbit, and Sheep. Tiger is the one other animal sign who is Pig’s ally outside Pig’s harmony trine.
Each year, the lucky charm is the animal sign who is the ally, but not in the harmony trine.
Charms can be worn as jewelry, attached to a handbag, worn in your pocket, or placed in your clothing or wallet.
You can find a Tiger charm in the Chinatown in your city, or look online. Tiger is superb for protection. But if you find that Tiger energy makes you too argumentative, or brings a short temper, then remove the Tiger charm.
Remember that a Tiger charm is not recommended if you were born in Monkey year because Tiger is Monkey’s opposite. And if you have Snake charms or decorations, especially in your home, put them away this Pig year because Snake is opposite Pig.
Know that you can have luck in this Pig year without wearing or carrying any charms. A clean bedroom can strengthen your relationship as much as carrying a Tiger charm in your handbag. A tidy work station can advance your career as much as the finest Tiger charm on your desk. (Your Tiger should face the entry. Anything with a face should face the entry.)
So to enhance your luck, keep your home and workplace clean and tidy. Then it will be easier to stay balanced and not become overwhelmed, especially at work. Contact me for your feng shui consultation for Pig Year.
YOUR ALLY is YOUR CHARM
For more information and details about animal compatibility, see pages 36 through 43 of my book TAOIST ASTROLOGY.
RAT – Rat’s ally is Ox so your charm is OX. Your harmony trine is Rat, Dragon, and Monkey.
The charm for 2020 Rat year is Ox, but not if you are a Sheep because Ox is your opposite.
OX – Ox’s ally is Rat so your charm is RAT. Your harmony trine is Ox, Snake, and Phoenix (Rooster).
The charm for 2021 Ox year is Rat, but not if you are a Horse because Rat is your opposite.
TIGER – Tiger’s ally is Pig so your charm is PIG. Your harmony trine is Tiger, Horse, and Dog.
The charm for 2022 Tiger year is Pig, but not if you are a Snake because Pig is your opposite.
RABBIT – Rabbit’s ally is Dog so your charm is DOG. Your harmony trine is Rabbit, Sheep, and Pig.
The charm for 2023 Rabbit year is Dog, but not if you are a Dragon because Dog is your opposite.
DRAGON – Dragon’s ally is Phoenix (Rooster) so your charm is PHOENIX. Your harmony trine is Rat, Dragon, and Monkey.
The charm for 2024 Dragon year is Phoenix, but not if you are a Rabbit because Phoenix is your opposite.
SNAKE – Snake’s ally is Monkey so your charm is MONKEY. Your harmony trine is Rat, Dragon, and Monkey.
The charm for 2025 Snake year is Monkey, but not if you are a Tiger because Monkey is your opposite.
HORSE Horse’s ally is Sheep (Goat, Ram) so your charm is SHEEP. Your harmony trine is Tiger, Horse, and Dog.
The charm for 2026 Horse year is Sheep, but not if you are an Ox because Sheep is your opposite.
SHEEP – Sheep’s ally is Horse so your charm is HORSE. Your harmony trine is Rabbit, Sheep, and Pig.
The charm for 2027 Sheep year is Horse, but not if you are a Rat because Horse is your opposite.
MONKEY – Monkey’s ally is Snake so your charm is SNAKE. Your harmony trine is Rat, Dragon, and Monkey.
The charm for 2028 Monkey year is Snake, but not if you are a Pig because Snake is your opposite.
PHOENIX (Rooster) – Phoenix’s ally is Dragon so your charm is DRAGON — but no Dragon in this Dog year! Your harmony trine is Ox, Snake, and Phoenix (Rooster).
The charm for 2029 Phoenix year is Dragon, but not if you are a Dog because Dragon is your opposite.
DOG – Dog’s ally is Rabbit so your charm is RABBIT. Your harmony trine is Tiger, Horse, and Dog.
The charm for 2030 Dog year is Rabbit, but not if you are a Phoenix (Rooster) because Rabbit is your opposite.
PIG – Pig’s ally is Tiger so your charm is TIGER. Your harmony trine is Rabbit, Sheep, and Pig.
The charm for 2019 (and 2031) Pig year is Tiger, but not if you are a Monkey because Tiger is your opposite.
Wishing you good luck in Pig year,