2020 Aquarius Full Moon in Sheep Month

August 1, 2020 § 1 Comment

August 3 2020 is a full Moon in Aquarius. Air sign Aquarius rules the 11th house of friends, networks, and social values. Aquarian individuals are unique thinkers who tend not to follow convention, making this full Moon the time for innovative viewpoints, methods, and unanticipated experiences.

If challenged to apply new methods, the full Moon and Sun in Leo square Uranus in Taurus, creating a fixed T-square. There could be relationship difficulties due to conflicting opinions, lack of patience concerning responsibilities, or it’s just hard to stay on your chosen life path. But a sudden Uranus difficulty can help to discover what is bothering you to start eliminating it from your life.

Fortunately, the Leo Sun trines Mars in Aries, Mars’ powerful rulership sign. This Fire trine is favorable for new projects, there’s increased vigor and enthusiasm about motivation and goals, and physical activity of all kinds is very rewarding. Contact me for your tarot reading or astrology forecast about a new direction.

This full Moon marks the peak of summer at the solar point between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox. This is the time in the ancient European agricultural calendar of Lammas, meaning loaf mass, celebrating the threshing of grain and the first fruits of harvest. This full Moon is also the peak of Water Sheep month for a more gentle way of relating to others.

The Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto conjunction in Capricorn continues, placing focus on financial and political issues. Opportunities for change and awareness are for all, and are most dynamic for Air signs Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra and those born in Tiger, Horse, Sheep, and Dog years.

Happy full Moon,

Susan

FENG SHUI for 2020 METAL RAT Year

January 24, 2020 § 1 Comment

 

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Create good luck in Rat year. No need to get caught in the rat race!
Feng shui is part of Chinese medicine whereby health can be restored and maintained in a balanced and peaceful environment.

2020 and 2021 are Metal years. In feng shui, the element Metal is represented by the clean, pristine environment that shines like real metal. Regardless of the lucky element in your birth chart, everyone benefits by developing the element Metal for the next two years.

Join me for my 2020 Year of the Metal Rat talk!
Sunday January 26, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
East West Bookshop,  324 Castro Street
Mountain View CA
Link to tickets

If there ever was a time to reduce and remove clutter, it’s now. Rat year is an excellent time 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. (5 Elements info below.) 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 a peaceful bedrooms for you and your family. Contact me to schedule your feng shui consultation for Rat year.

FIVE ELEMENTS

Boost energy and start a new cycle in Rat year by painting your home in spring or summer. The energy of any room can be transformed by adding a coat of fresh paint.

If all rooms of your home have white or ivory walls, all white is too much of the element Metal that can lead to arguing. So paint one room with color, or trim a room with color. Don’t know which room to paint? Paint the room that most needs to be refreshed.

Do the work in small, digestible bites in a Rat year. And with a group because Rat loves the pack. Start with one room, and by the end of summer, the whole house is done.

Each room of your home correlates to the 5 Taoist elements of Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood:

5 elements brightFIRE/HEART/LIVING ROOM – In Chinese medicine, the element Fire is represented by the heart. The living room is the heart of the home. Your living room is best with accents of the bright and lively Fire colors red, purple, orange, and all shades of red. Bright accents stimulate conversation and activity. Strong FIRE brings passion, energy, and creativity.

EARTH/STOMACH/DINING ROOM – In Chinese medicine, the element earth is the stomach. The dining room is where we eat and digest food. The dining room is best in earthen tones of gold, terra cotta, or other soft yin colors. Red walls (Fire) in a dining area are too stimulating and people eat too fast. Strong EARTH brings stability, balance, and patience.

METAL/LUNGS/BEDROOM – In Chinese medicine, the element metal is the lungs. The bedroom is where we sleep and breathe deeply while resting. Best bedroom colors are white, cream, and soft pastels. Avoid bright big prints on bedding and drapery, especially in children’s bedrooms, because colorful prints are too yang and not restful. Strong METAL brings logic, clarity, and intelligence.

WATER/KIDNEYS/BATHROOM – In Chinese medicine, the element water is the kidneys. In the bathroom, paint this room in a soft, quiet, and calm color for peaceful elimination of waste and for soothing bathing or showering. Light blue is fine. Strong WATER brings wisdom and serenity.

WOOD/LIVER/KITCHEN – In Chinese medicine, the element wood is the liver. Wood is used in a kitchen to feed the cooking fire. The kitchen must be kept very clean because this is where food is prepared, so white walls are best. But green accents or a plant are recommended to introduce the Wood element into this Wood room. Strong WOOD brings growth, enthusiasm, and enthusiasm.

LUCK ENTERS

In a Metal year, stop clutter before it builds by maintaining the habit of tidying up before you leave your home or office. Then a peaceful environment awaits you when you return. Especially at your place of work, it’s not favorable to leave a mess over the weekend.

Then start at your front door. Clean your entry to welcome all the good luck that will come into your home and place of business in the new year. Wash, sweep, or vacuum the front steps, porch, entry hall, lobby — whatever the entry is where you live.

Make this area clean, well lit, and inviting. Check the entry’s lighting fixtures, make sure the doorbell works, and paint touch-ups on scuff marks. Add an welcome mat if needed. Or replace an old one if it’s worn out its welcome.

For a business, make sure that your entry is clean and inviting, and that there is good signage with clear address numbers. A business must be easy to find, and attractive to enter. One third of business success is good feng shui at the entrance.

1ST THING SEEN

What is the first thing seen when you enter your home? Your eye goes somewhere, so direct the eye by organizing each room so that the first thing seen sets a pleasant tone to make the room inviting to enter.

Make sure that the first thing seen in each room is clean and inspiring. You do not want to see a pile of paperwork or any type of clutter. Stay tidy, especially during this element Metal year, the time for a clean, pristine environment.

BA-GUA MAP

A popular style of feng shui is to overlay a map of eight tri-grams, or ba-gua in Chinese. For those who use this method, focus on the Wealth corner in Rat year to create an abundance of money.

The wealth corner is located in the far left-hand corner from the entry. Every room of your home and office has a Wealth corner to embellish during this Rat year.

LUCKY PLANTS

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It can be fortunate to add healthy plants and  flowers to your home and workplace to increase abundance. And plants offer fresh oxygen.

Indoors or out, it’s best to have plants that stay evergreen all year, and that do not lose their leaves in any season. One of my favorite indoor plants is Chinese evergreen that also has a lovely flower.

Lucky flowers are orchids, peonies, and lilies. Roses are fine in a home or office, but remove them if there’s arguing. Avoid thorny plants like cacti. Don’t have a green thumb? Check out silk flowers.

Remember, take small bites in a Rat year. And be consistent. If removing clutter, start with one drawer. Then the next one. Want a big life change? Start making plans now, and pursue them in small nibbles. But keep nibbling. Results arrive in autumn, and winter is Rat’s luckiest season.

Happy New Year,

Susan
http://www.susanlevitt.com

More info in my feng shui articles:

The Five Taoist Elements

Abundance for All Animals

Feng Shui for Real Estate 

Read TAOIST FENG SHUI to learn feng shui structure and history.

Use TEEN FENG SHUI as your personal workbook to learn feng shui, and then help others.

2020 Aquarius New Moon begins Rat Year

January 18, 2020 § Leave a comment

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NEW MOON in AQUARIUS begins RAT YEAR

January 24 2020 is a new Moon in Aquarius that begins the month of the Tiger and the year of the Rat. Chinese New Year begins every year with the Sun and new Moon in Aquarius. Aquarius correlates to Tiger, so the 1st lunar month is always the month of the Tiger.

Chinese New Year is the second new Moon after Winter Solstice. The exact new Moon is January 24 at 1:42 PM Pacific Time, although the Rat New Year will be celebrated in Asia on January 25 in 2020.

Join me for my 2020 Year of the Metal Rat talk!
Sunday January 26 2020
2:00 – 4:00 PM
East West Bookshop
324 Castro Street
Mountain View CA
Link to tickets

EARTH TIGER MONTH

Of the five Taoist elements Earth, Metal, Water, Wood, and Fire, this new Moon begins the Earth Tiger month. Energetic Tiger likes to take risks, and the element Earth grounds and focuses Tiger energy.

In Chinese Medicine, Tiger’s earthly branch is Wood. The element Earth nurtures Wood which slows down impatient Tiger and helps them evolve their spiritual side. Therefore, Earth Tiger is a fortunate Tiger.

Tiger month brings opportunity for all, and is strongest for Aquarius, Libra, and Gemini and those born in Tiger, Dog, Horse, and Pig years. More Tiger info.

YEAR of the RAT

Rat year is a time of strong endings and fresh beginnings because Rat is the first sign of the Chinese zodiac that starts a new 12-year cycle. Anticipate scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, and an increase in technological inventions. Creativity flourishes, with advancement in everything from artificial intelligence to soil analysis on Mars.

Rat is considered a lucky astrology sign, making Rat year a time of abundance and good fortune. Social Rat loves the pack, so this year is ideal to work collectively to launch new strategies. Ventures begun in a Rat year are fortunate, but only if well planned. So plan, organize, then plan again. Rat is a doer who cares about performance, progress, and rewards.

During a Rat year there is a focus on money for both personal and global finance, like the last Rat year 2008 of the Great Recession. 2020 brings an even stronger focus on international markets, excessive wealth, and real estate because it’s a Metal year. Autumn and winter are the most fortunate seasons.

METAL RAT

2020 is the year of the Metal Rat. The element Metal represents money and the resources of Mother Earth such as gold and silver. Anticipate fluctuations in world economies and shifts of political power. There can be a financial reset of rich and poor, with more people raised out of poverty. But Metal also represents weaponry, and Rat year can bring collective militarization.

Metal personality traits include strength, independence, focus, intensity, righteousness, and fluency in speech. The Metal personality is very determined and powerful. One born in a Metal year succeeds by being less opinionated, accepting change, and gracefully releasing the past.

The element Metal rules the lungs in Chinese Medicine so take care of your lungs this year, especially in autumn. Lunar Surgery Tips.

More information about Metal Rat is in my book Taoist Astrology available online and at bookstores.

LUCKY HOURS

In Rat year, activities are more successful during Rat, Ox, Dragon and Monkey hours that are favorable for Rat.

Rat hours are 11 pm – 1 am
Ox hours are 1 am – 3 am
Dragon hours are 7 am – 9 am
Monkey hours are 3 pm – 5 pm
The biggest block of time 11 pm – 3 am is best for nocturnal Rat.

RAT PERSONALITY

Those born in Rat years (1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020) are smart, sharp, funny people who are highly perceptive. They are excellent at analyzing data to arrive at the correct conclusions, and can quickly figure out how to solve problems. Their quick wit and style makes them popular, and are delightful when they turn on the charm.

But a Rat won’t reveal their true feelings if emotions block their success. Even the shyest Rat can be ambitious and calculating because Rat wants to win. Rat works hard and plays hard too, making this year a time for socializing, entertaining, and enjoying a variety of cuisines. Rats are most compatible with another Rat, Ox, Dragon, and Monkey.

YOUR FORTUNE IN METAL RAT YEAR!

Contact me for your Rat Year personalized astrology forecast, tarot reading, or feng shui consultation for planning and luck in Rat year. Email susan@susanlevitt.com or call 415.642.8019 in San Francisco CA.

RAT – You start a new 12-year life cycle in your Rat year. Step up and be the leader. Others will follow you, and help you stRATegize and develop plans. Time for a new direction, or to entrench and strengthen your current path. Either choice requires dedication, then follow-up in Ox year 2021. 1984 Wood Rat and 1960 Metal Rat most strongly consider a career change this year. Be patient and maintain steady progress because winter is your best season. An excellent year for marriage, to have a child, or make a move. In relationships, Rat is most compatible with another Rat, Dragon, or Monkey. Ox is also compatible.

OX – Rat year is fortunate for Oxen, and starts a two-year lucky cycle. Be open to new ideas and opportunities. Rat year is the time to work collectively so be more engaged, especially in your career. Your slow and steady methods are finally appreciated. Next year 2021 is your Ox year to develop the best of your Rat year endeavors. Luck is strongest for 1973 Water Ox and 1961 Metal Ox. This year and next is good for marriage and having a child. Autumn is your best season, and all winter months are lucky. This element Metal year is also ideal for an Ox to completely clean your environment, and paint your home in the summer. Get it done this year, before your Ox year 2021. In relationships, Ox is most compatible with another Ox, Phoenix (Rooster), or Snake. Rat is also compatible.

TIGER – Tiger is stronger than Rat so stay in your power this year. And strive to be social. Rat loves the pack, whereas Tiger can be a loner. Your year for big gains and advancement is Tiger year 2022. So maintain what you’ve already created. Tiger likes action, but money could be tight, and Rat year can bring expensive distractions. If others become argumentative, hold back on the Tiger temper, especially at work. Spring is your best season, and OK to lay low in winter. In relationships, Tiger is most compatible with another Tiger, Horse, or Dog. Pig is also compatible.

RABBIT – Expect a good year with opportunities for advancement, especially 1963 Water Rabbit. An auspicious time to change residence or invest in real estate. But carefully examine all documents. Be less naive and trusting because Rabbit’s innate kindness can be mistaken for weakness. Avoid lawsuits, or any kind of entrapment or fast deal. Career progresses steadily so maintain a good pace, and not become overwhelmed by Rat race energy. Rat’s active intensity can, at times, give Rabbit a nervous feeling. March, June, and November are your luckiest months. In relationships, Rabbit is most compatible with another Rabbit, Sheep, or Pig. Dog is also compatible.

DRAGON – Finally, your lucky year! Dragon starts a new cycle after two years of stagnation. All Dragons can have a breakthrough, especially the 2000 Metal Dragon and 1952 Water Dragon. The spotlight is back on you Dragon, and others look to you for leadership. So step forward, shine, and lead! For most Dragons, it’s time to regroup and strengthen your current path. But for some Dragons, this Rat year is time to plan and start a new path in autumn. 2020 is a very good year for marriage, to have a child, launch a business, or move your home. Spring is Dragon’s best season. In relationships, Dragon is most compatible with another Dragon, a Rat, or Monkey. Phoenix (Rooster) is also compatible.

SNAKE – You naturally have an advantage, as you do every Rat year, because snakes eat rats. Plus Snake’s earthly branch is Fire in Chinese Medicine, and 2020 is a Metal year. Fire melts Metal, adding even more strength and power. Rat is a thinker and doer, so Rat year energy can blend well with Snake’s wisdom and love of observation. Rat year is time to work collectively, but group think is not Snake’s strong suit. Best to coil and contemplate, then contemplate again, before striking. 2020 is a lunar leap year, with two Metal Snake lunar months that begin on the new Moon April 22 and the new Moon May 22, making spring and early summer your most fortunate time. Actions taken in 2020 set the foundation for Ox year 2021, your lucky year. In relationships, Snake is most compatible with another Snake, Ox, or Phoenix (Rooster). Monkey is also compatible.

HORSE – Rat is your opposite in the Chinese zodiac, so anticipate that others are not always on your page. Horse is a doer whereas Rat is a planner. You tend to act on gut instinct, whereas Rat will not show their intention. You are a warrior so your direct approach may seem harsh, not efficient. Keep an even temper, ignore Rat flattery, and do not react or over respond. If you consciously avoid any sort of conflict (especially legal) then you can do whatever you want this year, especially 1990 Metal Horse and 1966 Fire Horse. Horse’s earthly branch is Fire in Chinese Medicine, and 2020 is a Metal year. Fire melts Metal, adding even more strength to Horse. Summer is your best season, and travel is highlighted in summer. For family planning, wait until your lucky Tiger year 2022 to have children. In relationships, Horse is most compatible with another Horse, Dog, or Tiger. Sheep is also compatible.

SHEEP – Rat and Sheep are compatible at first. Both love the arts, good times, and the good life. But soon Rat and Sheep realize that they have very different goals. Rat wants money and power. Sheep wants love and peace. Yet 2020 can be a good year for us Sheep. Business improves, debts can be paid, and home life is calm. If your finances are not organized, this is your year to tend to money details. Rat’s way of taking small bites to get the job done is soothing to spiritual Sheep who would rather avoid big risks. And tend to your health, especially your lungs. Summer is your best season, and is excellent for entertaining. Luck is steady for all Sheep, and is strongest for 1991 Metal Sheep and 1979 Earth Sheep. In relationships, Sheep is most compatible with another Sheep, Pig, or Rabbit. Horse is also compatible.

MONKEY – A very fortunate year for all Monkeys! A superb year to marry, have a child, launch a business — or decide to walk an altogether new path. Your best seasons are spring and summer, with extra luck in December, that bring many opportunities for success. Rat loves the pack so make connections with others during this social Rat year when your charm and wit are appreciated. This is your year to bravely open new doors so it’s important to expand your circles, and meet like-minded people who help bring you to your next level. 1980 Metal Monkey, 1968 Earth Monkey, and 1956 Fire Monkey can make the most profound transformation. In relationships, Monkey is most compatible with another Monkey, Rat, or Dragon. Snake is also compatible.

PHOENIX (Rooster) – Rooster, Chicken, Cock, Hen? I call you Phoenix, offering a lifetime of opportunities to be reborn and transformed. 2020 is a good year for education, travel, and to expand your circle. The two Metal Snake lunar months in 2020 that begin on the new Moon April 22 and the new Moon May 22 make spring and early summer very fortunate for the growth and transformation that Phoenix loves. But Rat and Phoenix are both concerned about money. So in 2020 be practical, discreet, and use strategy. Money might be tight so stay structured and balanced. Avoid bad business deals by being patient. Autumn is your strongest season, so anticipate a good harvest based on your hard work. 2021 Ox year is a much better year for you. Luck is best for 1981 Metal Phoenix and 1957 Fire Phoenix. In relationships, Phoenix is most compatible with another Phoenix, Ox, or Snake. Dragon is also compatible.

DOG – A positive year when health is good, travel is highlighted, and it’s time to socialize. Both Dog and Rat love the pack! But focus your attention on business too, because Rat year brings opportunities to advance your career. Rat is a strategic planner whereas Dog is more instinctive. To avoid problems, be very patient with others. If work becomes a competitive Rat race, then step back. Don’t start chasing your tail to keep up. Ox year 2021 provides enough time for you to complete projects the way you want. Goals come to fruition in Tiger year 2022. For family planning, wait until Tiger year to have children. Autumn is your best season. Luck is strongest for the 1970 Metal Dog and 1982 Water Dog. In relationships, Dog is most compatible with another Dog, Tiger, or Horse. Rabbit is also compatible.

PIG – A year for new experiences, romance is highlighted, and Pig enjoys social success! Anticipate a prosperous business year. But pace yourself, especially in winter your best season. Just don’t overwork if Rat year energy becomes competitive. If there are delays, they’re due to the Rat need for details. But be aware that Rat wants the best deal for Rat, whereas Pig wants what is best for all. So don’t allow your kind heart to be taken advantage of this year. Stay strong, have boundaries, and do not loan money. Be very careful with finances. Continue being kind even when others are just acting kind for an advantage. In relationships, Pig is most compatible with another Pig, Sheep, or Rabbit. Tiger is also compatible.

Link to Feng Shui YOU can do for Rat Year.

Happy new Moon and Happy New Year,

Susan

http://www.susanlevitt.com

2019 Aquarian Full Moon in Monkey Month

August 14, 2019 § 1 Comment

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August 15 2019 is a full Moon in Aquarius. Air sign Aquarius rules the 11th house of ideas, inspiration, and ideals, plus friends, groups, and the larger collective of all humanity. This full Moon, and as the lunar cycle wanes, is a good time for networking, sharing concepts, and making connections that expand your circle. Team work leads to success, and think tanks bring interesting results.

This full Moon is the peak of Monkey month to experiment and be open to all possibilities. Fine to innovate or take risks. Contact me for your tarot or astrology session about new paths. 

The full Moon is opposite the Sun, Venus, and Mars in Leo. There’s Fire and passion for creativity and to accomplish goals. Just reign in Leo extravagance that focuses on a passing fancy or superficial attraction, especially under the influence of mercurial Monkey.

Full Moon energy is inspirational, and is strongest for Air signs Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra and those born in Monkey, Horse, and Dog years.

Happy full Moon,

Susan

www.susanlevitt.com
San Francisco CA

2018 AQUARIAN LUNAR ECLIPSE

July 25, 2018 § Leave a comment

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Lunar Eclipse

July 27 2018 is a full Moon eclipse in Aquarius. Air sign Aquarius rules the 11th house of friends, groups, and the larger collective of all humanity. And collective humanity could experience some conflict as this eclipsed full Moon conjuncts Mars that’s retrograde in Leo until August 27.

So not the best time to forge ahead, especially with communication planet Mercury retrograde, also in Leo, until August 18. But this can be a good time to work collectively and in community under the influence of Aquarius, and during this Dog year when the underdog is championed and the truth is sniffed out.

Uranus Squares

Emotions and passions are strong as the Sun in Fire sign Leo conjuncts a lunar node, meaning there’s a heightened sense of fate or destiny. The Sun, lunar node, full Moon, and Mars all square rebel planet Uranus in Taurus. There can be unexpected disruptive energy, or ego conflicts and disagreements. People could be impatient, accident prone, or jump to the wrong conclusions if there are unexpected emotional upsets.

Yet these Uranus squares can be a very liberating influence if repressed tensions come to the surface to be healed, especially during an eclipse. Contact me for your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation during this challenging lunar cycle.

Lucky Trines

Fortunately, Saturn trines Uranus offering needed stability between old and new to keep your present life structure while exploring new experiences. Even with the Uranian desire for complete freedom, this Saturn trine brings focus to maintain responsibilities.

More lucky trines are Venus trines Pluto for psychological insights about relationships, and deeper understanding of personal motivations. Jupiter trines Neptune enhancing idealism, social justice, and the quest for universal spiritual truth. Luck is strongest for Air signs Aquarius, Libra, and Gemini and those born in Tiger, Dog, Horse, and Pig years.

Happy full Moon,

Susan Levitt

San Francisco, CA

www.susanlevitt.com

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2017 Lunar Eclipse and Mercury

August 3, 2017 § Leave a comment

LUNAR ECLIPSE

August 7 2017 is a full Moon and lunar eclipse. Eclipses heighten emotion, intuition, and instinct. This full Moon is in Air sign Aquarius for new ideas and ways of communication. It’s fortunate to expand your circle, and is good for new learning.

The Sun conjuncts Mars in Leo for extra energy and courage. But under the influence of Mars, people can be irritable. If this occurs, stay aware of the big picture and not fan any flames.

Fortunately, the Sun sextiles Jupiter in Libra that is lucky for relationships and brings ease with colleagues. The Sun trines Saturn in Sagittarius to organize effectively so that your efforts achieve lasting results.

 

MERCURY RETROGRADE

August 12 to September 5

Traditionally in astrology, Mercury retrograde can be a time of miscommunication, technology problems, and items lost or misplaced. But Mercury retrograde during this Fire Phoenix (Rooster) year can be an excellent time to focus on detailed tasks such as catching up on financial matters, and doing feng shui your home or office.

From August 12 to 30, Mercury is retrograde in Earth sign Virgo. Mercury is comfortable in rulership sign Virgo. This is very good for detailed analysis and review. Plus Phoenix correlates to the western sign Virgo, so 2017 Phoenix year energy works well with Virgo’s cerebral approach.

From August 31 to September 5, Mercury retrogrades back into Fire sign Leo. Communication is direct, and you can cover much ground. Be aware if people become bossy or demanding. Should there be ego disputes, wait out the Mercury retrograde cycle. We still feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on September 19 that begins a new lunar cycle.

Good fortune is strongest for Air signs Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra and Fire signs Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries. Contact me for your tarot card reading, astrology forecast, or feng shui consultation.

Happy full Moon,

Susan

2016 Triple Monkey Full Moon

August 17, 2016 § Leave a comment

sf full moonAugust 18 2016 at 2:26 am is a full Moon in Aquarius. Air sign Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet of change and revolution. There’s a desire for freedom, for new opportunities, or a way to restructure life routine.

The Sun in Leo trines Uranus in Aries for discoveries, travels, and new ways of thinking. The full Moon sextiles Uranus bringing excitement and stimulation.

And love is in the air! Venus trines Pluto, and is opposite Neptune, for intensity of feelings coupled with psychological insights. If in a partnership, love can deepen. If single, relationships can be idealistic.

TRIPLE MONKEY

Monkey cutenessEnergy is high because August 18 is a Monkey day in Monkey month during Monkey year. Mars conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius slows Monkey’s fast pace. Plus Mars and Saturn square Neptune in Pisces to be more reflective, and less brash or impulsive.

mr monkeyMercury, Venus, and Jupiter in Virgo help to analyze facts and figures, all good for long-range goals and plans. Be thorough with communication, and tie up loose ends before Mercury goes retrograde on August 30 until September 21.

Monkey solves problemsCall me at 415.642.8019 in San Francisco or email susan@susanlevitt.com to schedule your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation.

Lunar energy for change is felt by all, and is strongest for Air signs Aquarius, Libra, and Gemini and those born in Monkey, Rat, Dragon, and Snake years.

Happy full Moon,

Susan

WESTERN ASTROLOGY SIGNS in 2016 FIRE MONKEY YEAR

January 16, 2016 § 1 Comment

Monkey cutenessWESTERN SIGNS in 2016 FIRE MONKEY YEAR

ARIES – You’re a cardinal, active Fire sign, and this is a Fire Monkey year, so time to put your plans into action. You can cover much ground. Fine to keep changing course until you find the lane that’s just right for you. Aries the Ram correlates to the magnificent Dragon of Taoist astrology.

TAURUS – The Bull and the Monkey are two very different animals, so avoid chaos by staying true to yourself; cultivate your love of art and beauty. Monkey year energy can take you in new directions. Taurus the bull correlates to the wise and beautiful Snake of Taoist astrology.

GEMINI – Your mercurial ways and quit wit can take you far in Monkey year. Time to expand your circle, and to put your innovative ideas into action. Travel is fortunate for you this year. Gemini the twins correlate to the popular, fun-loving Horse of Taoist astrology.

CANCER – Fire Monkey energy might be too yang for a gentle soul like you. Enjoy the party but schedule time to recover before your next adventure. During a Monkey year you won’t be bored! Cancer the crab correlates to the kind, artistic Sheep (Goat, Ram) of Taoist astrology.

LEO – Monkey correlates to the Western sign Leo so this is your year! You’re a Fire sign, and this is a Fire year, so take action. Roar your way to success! Be the leader and people will follow. Leo the Lion/ess can bring out the best traits of the ingenious, brilliant Monkey of Taoist astrology.

VIRGO – You carefully plan before acting, unlike Monkey who takes risks without analyzing any data. Take a tip from fun Monkey and cut loose. Explore in 2016. Save your serious plans for 2017 Phoenix (Rooster) year, your lucky year. Virgo the Virgin correlates to the impeccable Phoenix (Rooster) of Taoist astrology.

LIBRA –  Strive to stay balanced and not indulge in Monkey mind overthinking.Stay balanced in your relationships because Monkey treats relationships like a game.  You start a new 12-year life cycle in Earth Dog year 2018 when your patience will be rewarded. Libra the Scale correlates to the loyal Dog of Taoist astrology.

SCORPIO – Monkey is entertaining, creative, and fun. So lighten up and be less intense this year! Take a far away trip for a needed change of scenery. You’ll find new discoveries under the influence of trickster Monkey. Scorpio the Scorpion, Serpent, Eagle, or Phoenix correlates to the sensual Pig (Boar)of Taoist astrology.

SAGITTARIUS –  You’re a mutable Fire sign, and this is a Fire year, so timing works in your favor. Success comes easily so get going and stay active all year. You can rest late winter for your birthday. Sagittarius the archer correlates to the clever Rat of Taoist astrology.

CAPRICORN – Fire Monkey energy is very different from your solid, earthy methods. So be the voice of reason this year and win the admiration of family and colleagues. 2017 is luckier for you to make big changes so stay steady now. Capricorn the Goat correlates to the patient, diligent Ox of Taoist astrology.

AQUARIUS – Monkey energy is lively and innovative, two qualities appreciated by Aquarius. Time to express yourself and seek more freedom. Luck is with you to take the first steps to your achieving your goals. You’ll find out fast what does or does not work. Aquarius the Water Bearer correlates to the daring, impulsive Tiger of Taoist astrology.

PISCES – It’s easy to get swept up in Fire Monkey’s fast, exciting energy. But you are sensitive so take breaks throughout Monkey year to restore your health. Follow your intuition when faced with too many choices. Pisces the Fishes correlates to the gentle, diplomatic Rabbit (Hare, Cat) of Taoist astrology.

Wishing you a happy and lucky year of the Fire Monkey,

Susan Levitt

San Francisco, CA

 

2015 Aquarian Blue Moon

July 28, 2015 § 1 Comment

17starFULL MOON in AQUARIUS

July 31, 2015 at 3:43 am PT is a full Moon in Aquarius, a blue Moon because it’s the second full Moon this month. But no need to be blue! The Moon is full in the inventive and freedom-loving Air sign Aquarius. Aquarians are innovative, independent, and champion social change.

This blue Moon weekend is the peak of Sheep month in Sheep year. Under the influence of diplomatic Sheep, it’s easier to network and expand your circle. But Aquarians have strong opinions, and with the blue Moon opposite the Sun and Mercury in Leo, there will be many opinions, novel ideas, and much to discuss.

Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet of rebellion and change, so be open to experiment and to vary your routine. Uranus went retrograde on July 16, and goes direct on December 25, so there’s time to resolve old problems, heal resentment, and learn from past patterns or mistakes. Sometimes a change of scenery does the trick for a new vision. There can be sudden breakthroughs of perception, especially for Air signs Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra and those born in Tiger, Horse, and Dog years.

Plus love planet Venus retrogrades back into Leo until mid October, so time to express yourself. Leo loves drama and romance. Important relationships become stronger, although weaker ones may fall by the wayside. Contact me by phone 415.642.8019 in San Francisco or email susan@susanlevitt.com to schedule your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation.

Happy full Moon,

Susan

FULL MOON in AQUARIUS

August 6, 2014 § Leave a comment

Cosmic MoonFULL MOON in AQUARIUS

Sunday August 10th 2014 is a Full Moon in Aquarius at 11:09 PDT. Air sign Aquarius is eclectic, unique, and one of a kind. Aquarius rules the 11th house of friends, social connections, and the larger collective of humanity.

Now is an opportune time to reach out to others, network, and expand your circle. Especially since this Full Moon sextiles Uranus, the ruling planet of Aquarius, try something different. Adding to the good fortune is Sun and Mercury trine Uranus for wide vision, discoveries about self and others, and an element of genius.

MID MONKEY MONTH

Mars conjuncts Saturn so we have to slow down. And Sun, Moon, and Mercury square Saturn for differing viewpoints and various worries. This full Moon marks the middle of Monkey month. Avoid Monkey-mind tail chasing!

Full Moon in Aquarius brings a boost of creativity for everyone, and is most beneficial for Air signs Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra and those born in Tiger, Horse, and Dog years.

Happy Full Moon,

Susan

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