Fear of the Death Card #13

May 12, 2017 § Leave a comment

Introduction to Tarot by Susan Levitt

Introduction to Tarot by Susan Levitt

This morning I received a phone call from a woman who was interested in a tarot card reading about a relationship with her friend. They’ve known each other for many years, but the friend was jealous, becoming more and more difficult, and was more of a frenemy than a true friend.

I told her to prepare three questions, or topics, for the cards. Her first question can be about the friendship. Then she told me that she was reluctant because she feared the Death card. I told here that if she did get the Death card, then clearly time to end the friendship! Death. It’s over.

She was surprised it was that easy, and was relieved. Getting the Death card does not mean you will die, but that the situation or circumstance should die.

I told her of my experience with the Death card: during one of the dot.com booms here in the San Francisco Bay Area, I was approached to write content for new web sites. I was to interview the CIO to create a flattering profile in support of their company culture and on-line identity. Payment at that time was $10,000 per job because so much money was available.

The Complete Tarot Kit by Susan Levitt

The Complete Tarot Kit by Susan Levitt

Should I do this? I have the skill set, and the money was insane. So I shuffled my tarot cards, laid out a half Moon circle (see page 180 of Introduction To Tarot), and selected one card. I got the Death card! So I thanked the start-ups who contacted me, but told them no.

About six months later, the tech bubble burst and most of the tech companies disappeared. Fortunately, I stayed with my tarot and astrology services instead of becoming a pen for hire. So the Death card is not always a bad card. Sometimes Death is the right answer.

Keep reading your tarot cards,

Susan

2017 Scorpio Full Moon

May 7, 2017 § Leave a comment


May 10 2017 is a full Moon in powerful and passionate Water sign Scorpio. This full Moon trines Neptune in Pisces for increased imagination, and is fortunate for all types of creative and artistic expression. There is heightened sensitivity to the moods of others, and this new empathy and understanding leads to emotional growth and maturity. This powerful energy is ideal for this full Moon that marks the peak of Snake month, the time to shed skins of the past, release old patterns, and be reborn in springtime.

The full Moon sextiles Pluto in Capricorn that brings to the surface deep feeling and emotions. This can have a healing and therapeutic influence on relationships, and can lead to personal transformation. Plus the Sun in Taurus trines Pluto for understanding what motivates you, and to gain clarity about what you’d like to change.

Mars in Gemini trines Jupiter in Libra that brings strength and vigor, and is excellent for taking action. This Air trine is especially favorable for business activities, and you can advance your own interests. Mars squares Neptune so be sure that all interactions are scrupulous. And it’s OK to change course or readjust when needed.

Full Moon energy is most strongly felt by Water signs Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer and those born in Pig, Rabbit, and Sheep years. Contact me for your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation as Snake month completes, and to
prepare for Fire Horse month that starts on the new Moon.

Happy full 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

2017 MERCURY RETROGRADE TOMORROW!

April 8, 2017 § 2 Comments

April 9 – May 3 2017 communication planet Mercury is retrograde for three weeks.

Traditionally in astrology, Mercury retrograde is a time of miscommunication, technology problems, and items lost or misplaced. But Mercury retrograde during this Fire Phoenix (Rooster) year 2017 can be an excellent time to focus on detailed tasks and catch up on financial matters.

April 9 – 20 Mercury retrograde in Earth sign Taurus. Good to follow up, get grounded, and complete tasks. You can be thorough and take your time. Venus rules Taurus who loves art, beauty, and enjoying the finer things of life.

April 20 – May 3 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 May 26 that begins a new lunar cycle.

2017 Libra Full Moon is Peak of Dragon Month

April 7, 2017 § 4 Comments

 


April 10 2017 is a full Moon in Libra. Air sign Libra rules the 7th house of relationships, partners, and marriage. Time to focus on balance in your close relationships as the lunar cycle wanes. This full Moon marks the peak of Dragon month in this Phoenix (Rooster) year. Dragon and Phoenix are a symbol of marriage and relationship harmony.

This full Moon conjuncts Jupiter bringing kind feelings and generosity towards others. There can be understanding and empathy on a deep intuitive level, with clear and honest expression, that’s very helpful during Mercury retrograde from April 9 until May 3.

The full Moon, Sun, Jupiter, and Uranus square Pluto. There could be fights or ego conflicts for power, especially now during the peak of Dragon month because Dragon is strong, mighty, and will not be told what to do. Or there could be clashes with those in authority, and ambition could be blocked by others.

Fortunately, the Sun, Mercury, and Uranus trine Saturn bringing stability and creative balance of old and new. Disciplined or serious work can be rewarding, and methodical steps lead to significant progress and professional advancement. Luck is strongest for Air signs Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini and those born in Dragon, Tiger, and Horse years. Contact me for your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation.

Happy full 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