June 8, 2021 § 1 Comment
2021 GEMINI SOLAR ECLIPSE begins HORSE MONTH
June 10, 2021 is a new Moon eclipse in Gemini at 3:53 am PDT. Air sign Gemini rules the third house of communication, ideas, and short trips. The new Moon, Sun, and Mercury are all in Gemini making this an ideal time for new ideas and travel. However, Mercury is retrograde until June 22.
So if you do travel, be thorough with your plans and allow more time than anticipated to arrive at your destination. Due to the eclipse, some things may be hidden or just not exposed. If you launch new plans, be sure you have all the information before making important decisions.
The eclipsed new Moon, Sun, and retrograde Mercury all square Neptune in Pisces. Due to these squares, during this lunar cycle you may be dealing with unrealistic goals or are uncertain about life’s direction. Contact me for your tarot card reading or astrology forecast to obtain clarity.
This new Moon begins the lunar month of the Wood Horse. Independent, freedom-loving Horse likes to socialize and explore. The element Wood brings excitement and stimulation for growth and new experiences. People are starting to socialize again, and seek fun and new adventures, especially after Covid isolation.
Fortunately, the new Moon and Sun trine Saturn in Aquarius bringing stability, discipline, patience, and some self-control making it easier to stay on track, and not race down too many paths during this Wood Horse month.
Wood Horse lunar month can be a powerful time for all, and is strongest for Air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius and those born in Horse, Dog, Tiger, and Sheep years.
Happy new Moon,
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February 7, 2021 § Leave a comment
February 11 2021 is a new Moon in Aquarius at 11:06 am PST that begins Metal Tiger month and Metal Ox year. The date is February 12 in China because Beijing is 16 hours head of the time zone here in San Francisco. That is why if you research the lunar new year date online, it’s listed as Feb 12. Chinese New Year is the second new Moon after Winter Solstice.
In early agricultural communities, people often went for days without eating and feared starvation. To aid suffering humans, the gods and goddesses removed Ox from heaven, where she was a star, and sent her to earth. The divine ones instructed Ox to tell people that with her help they would avoid starvation and would eat every three days.
But Ox misunderstood, and told humanity that they would eat three times a day! Ox had to make her words true, so that is why Ox labors for humans and endures many burdens without complaint. Therefore, the year of the Ox is time for honesty, hard work, duty, and discipline. Like Ox plowing the field, success is attained through diligent work and conscientious effort.
The Ox is a powerful animal who has the ability to transform the negative challenges of Rat year 2020 into positive outcomes in 2021. Ox can save us from disaster, and help reconstruct because Ox is a builder.
So Ox year is the time to follow through and bring to completion what was started in Rat year. Establish a routine, use tried-and-true methods, and stay with a structure that can bring a bountiful harvest in autumn. Daring new concepts will not be well received. Save them for the following Tiger year 2022.
The Element Metal
2021 is a Metal year of the five Taoist elements Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. In feng shui, the Metal environment is clean, pristine, pared down, and shiny like metal. So begin by cleaning your home, reduce clutter, and maintain tidiness all year round. The main focus is on the bedroom as hard-working Oxen do best after peaceful sleep.
The most favorable season in a Metal year is autumn. In Chinese medicine, Metal rules the lungs so take care of your lungs this year. If you smoke, this Metal Ox year is an ideal time to quit smoking. And the healing vaccine for Covid will be administered in an organized manner during Ox year, aiding economic and health recovery. The big change for Covid will be at the new Moon in Leo on August 8 that begins Fire Monkey lunar month. In the meantime, maintain Covid precautions.
Contact me for your astrology forecast or tarot card reading for Ox year.
Your fortune in Metal Ox Year
Birth years of the Rat: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.
Next year of the Rat is 2032.
Rat is in a very good position in the year of the Ox. Expect fewer hardships because Rat is Ox’s good friend and ally. Ox’s influence requires a larger contribution at work. Therefore, Rat benefits by putting forth increased effort to follow through because Ox delivers, and expects dedicated, consistent labor from others. The element Metal is firm and resolute, not flexible, so don’t seek clever Rat shortcuts. Strive to not overextend or take on too many commitments. Your luckiest month is April, and winter is your best season. The element Metal empowers Metal Rat born in 1960, and Water Rat born in 1972.
Birth years of the Ox: 1913, 1925, 1937,1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021.
Next year of the Ox is 2033.
Ox year begins a new twelve year life cycle for you. Everyone benefits by increasing their efforts this year, but for Ox it can be a very positive and productive year when your hard work is finally rewarded. You can reap the benefits of the efforts you’ve made over time. You’ve paid dues, and are ready to enjoy the hard-won results. Be open to receiving help and advice from others, not just going it alone as is your pattern. This is also an excellent year for marriage, having a child, or purchasing a new home. The element Metal empowers Metal Ox born in 1961, and Water Ox born in 1973.
Birth years of the Tiger: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010.
Next year of the Tiger is 2022.
Free-spirited and adventurous Tiger does best to adjust to the steady work ethics of the Ox. Ox year dynamics require Tiger to work hard and remain focused to successfully complete projects. You can build a solid foundation this year. Tigers who control their temper and aren’t too rebellious or independent should experience a good year. Rewards arrive in 2022 your Tiger year when you start a new life cycle. So keep your emotions in check, especially Wood Tiger born in 1974. The element Metal empowers Metal Tiger born in 2010 or 1950, and Water Tiger born in 1962.
Birth years of the Rabbit: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011.
Next year of the Rabbit is 2023.
Rabbit has a much better year after the challenges of the previous Rat year. Being more determined, aggressive, and persistent (all Ox characteristics) helps you succeed. Although at times Rabbit could feel challenged during an Ox year due to unrealistic work standards and expectations from others. So take care of yourself emotionally, be patient, and do not become frustrated if rewards are delayed or projects take more time than anticipated. It’s best to avoid making quick decisions because Ox year is not an auspicious time for big change. Spring is your best season. The element Metal empowers Metal Rabbit born in 2011 or 1951, and Water Rabbit born in 1963.
Birth years of the Dragon: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012.
Next year of the Dragon is 2024.
Ox year is your time to follow through with activities initiated in Rat year 2020. Dragon can be a high-flying dreamer, whereas Ox is realistic and hard working. So under Ox’s influence this year, Dragon might have to tone it down and be more conservative, or use different strategies and tactics. Appearances and great ideas are not what Ox values. Instead, if you create a solid structure or a routine to maintain stability, then anticipate a year of steady progress. It’s fortunate to work with others this year, not your usual independent self. The problems of those surrounding you need not effect you. So stay focused, grounded, and do not meddle. April, August, and December are your luckiest months. The element Metal empowers Metal Dragon born in 2000 or 1940, and Water Dragon born in 1952.
Birth years of the Snake: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013.
Next year of the Snake is 2025.
Anticipate a fortunate and successful year because Snake is in a harmony trine with Ox and Phoenix (Rooster). There will be opportunities for advancement, career goals can be attained, and relationships deepen. Snake’s work will be recognized and rewarded. Others admire your wisdom, insights, and resourcefulness. Just don’t allow Ox’s stubborn influence to make you unreasonable or too demanding. Be mindful of how you approach difficult subjects or manage certain relationships. Intelligent compromise benefits everyone. The element Metal empowers Metal Snake born in 2001 or 1941, and Water Snake born in 1953.
Birth years of the Horse: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014.
Next year of the Horse is 2026.
Rat year 2020 was a difficult year, especially for Horse because Rat is opposite Horse in the Chinese zodiac. Fortunately, Ox year can be less challenging. Expect easier and smoother circumstances, although Ox’s influence demands hard work, and work is not Horse’s favorite activity. Horse can succeed by maintaining more control in personal interactions, but romance could still be problematic so stay steady. Adapt to Ox traits of discipline and perseverance to succeed. Next year Tiger 2022 is your lucky time to race off to greener pastures or gallop after new opportunities, but not now. Your best season is summer. The element Metal empowers Metal Horse born in 1990, and Water Horse born in 2002 or 1942.
Sheep (Goat, Ram)
Birth years of the Sheep: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015.
Next year of the Sheep is 2027.
Sheep is opposite of Ox in the Chinese zodiac. Therefore, Ox year can be challenging for us Sheep. It’s not an auspicious time to create new opportunities. Instead, stay organized, reduce clutter, and maintain focus. Under the influence of Ox, at times Sheep must perform repetitive or mundane tasks. Just don’t allow finances or morale to be low, and avoid opportunities to overspend because “Sheep eat paper.” Others may not be available to offer emotional support, so we do best by being more resourceful and self reliant. Summer is our luckiest season; winter is not. The element Metal empowers Metal Sheep born in 1991, and Water Sheep born in 2003 or 1943.
Birth years of the Monkey: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016.
Next year of the Monkey is 2028.
Ox year is a time of work and discipline, but neither are Monkey’s favored activities. Monkey is more devoted to play and creativity. Therefore, during Ox year there can be difficulties that force Monkey to restrain ambitions. Monkey can avoid Ox’s demand for hard work by teaming up with others to be their messenger or liaison. Monkey’s wit and winning personality does bring luck in avoiding tasks that Monkey does not want to do. But this is a good year for Monkeys to establish a solid foundation so it serves you to adapt Ox’s methods. The element Metal empowers Metal Monkey born in 1980, and Water Monkey born in 1992 or 1932.
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 can be very fortunate and favorable for you because Ox’s values closely align with yours. Ox and Phoenix are highly compatible because they are both diligent and determined, and appreciate hard work and a job well done. Ox year energy offers the stability, faithfulness, and sincerity that Phoenix enjoys. Projects come together, and goals are attained. If you promote yourself, you will be respected and highly regarded. This is your year for success when you can recover from any previous Rat year challenges. All months are lucky. The element Metal empowers Metal Phoenix born in 1981, and Water Phoenix born in 1993 or 1933.
Birth years of the Dog: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018.
Next year of the Dog is 2030.
Ox’s influence brings conservative politics and restraints. Dog fights for the underdog, so Dog’s revolutionary ideas and altruistic concepts might not be in favor this year. Ox prefers to stay the steady course, whereas Dog enjoys trying new methods. So there could be some minor problems or roadblocks due to differences in perspective. But Dog perseveres, is responsible, and does hard work that can be rewarded in an Ox year. Dog’s Ox year contribution lays a foundation for success in your lucky year Tiger 2022. The element Metal empowers Metal Dog born in 1970, and Water Dog born in 1982.
Birth years of the Pig: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019.
Next year of the Pig is 2031.
Ox year can be a harmonious year when Pig’s efforts are appreciated. There are opportunities for career advancement and good fortune in relationships, although Pig must comply with Ox’s strong work ethic and follow rules. But Pig is naturally realistic and goal oriented, and that fits well with Ox’s pragmatism. Others rely on you this year when your generosity and emotional support will be greatly appreciated. Remain diligent in your efforts, and anticipate an abundant harvest in autumn your lucky season. It’s also a good year for education and learning new methods. The element Metal empowers Metal Pig born in 1971, and Water Pig born in 1983.
Happy new Moon and happy lunar New Year,
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January 1, 2021 § 1 Comment
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Mark your calendar for the Mercury retrograde dates in 2021.
Communication planet Mercury is retrograde for 3 weeks 3 times a year.
In 2021, all 3 Mercury retrogrades are in Air signs.
Jan 30 – Feb 20
Mercury retrograde in Aquarius to complete projects and follow up on communication.
May 29 – June 22 Mercury retrograde in Gemini is a time to slow down, stay steady, and not become overwhelmed.
Sept 27 – Oct 18Mercury retrograde in Libra for focus on clear communication in relationships of all kinds, especially intimate partnerships.
2021 YEAR OF THE METAL OX TALK
Please join me for my annual Chinese New Year talk at East West Books.
This year it will be on Zoom.
Sunday January 17, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
The link to register:
Ox year is time for honesty, discipline, and integrity of character. Like the Ox plowing the field, success is attained through diligent work and conscientious effort. Come with your questions for Ox year, learn the fortune for all 12 Chinese zodiac signs, and know your best feng shui focus for the Metal Ox year 2021.
Ox year info: https://susanlevitt.com/astrology/metaloxyear2021.
Wishing you a happy New Year,
Tarot – Astrology – Feng Shui
December 11, 2020 § Leave a comment
2020 NEW MOON ECLIPSE in SAGITTARIUS
December 14 2020 at 8:17 am PST is new Moon eclipse in Sagittarius. Fire sign Sagittarius rules the 9th house of education, philosophy, and the higher mind. Under the influence of Sagittarius, focus is on new learning, establishing values, and truth telling during this lunar month.
The new Moon, Sun, and Mercury are all in Sagittarius resulting in some very frank, direct, conversations. The new Moon, Sun, and Mercury trine Mars in Aries bringing energy to not back down from a challenge. These transits are favorable for decisive action, negotiations, and asserting your position.
The new Moon, Sun, and Mercury square Neptune in Pisces. There can be a feeling of disorientation, or allowing someone to talk you into doing something that you really don’t want to do. So avoid speculative or risky ventures. This is not the best transit for buying or selling in business, especially during an eclipse.
Plus this new Moon is a total solar eclipse at 8:15 am PST. An eclipse is an absence of light when the shadow is seen, meaning that what is hidden can come to the surface. If seeking clarity about what is obscure in your life, contact me for your tarot card reading, astrology forecast, or feng shui consultation.
DOUBLE RAT MONTH
This new Moon begins Earth Rat month until January 12, 2021. Earth Rat month in this Metal Rat year is a double Rat month. In Chinese medicine, Earth is the “mother” of Metal because metal ore is extracted from the earth. Therefore, Earth Rat and Metal Rat are very fortunate together. Anticipate a successful and prosperous time that can continue into the following Earth Ox month in January.
Rat lunar month is time to focus on the details of practical matters. Rats are logical and rarely are swayed by emotions, particularly in financial dealings. This eclipsed double Rat lunar month is an ideal time to find out all the facts and figures. Accomplish tasks in small digestible bites, like a mouse, to not become overwhelmed.
WINTER SOLSTICE the Great Conjunction
December 21 2020 at 2:02 am PST is Winter Solstice that marks the shortest day and the longest night in the northern hemisphere. Winter Solstice this year is exceptional because there will an exact conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in 0 degrees Aquarius. Air sign Aquarius brings focus on communication, information, and technology. It’s the sign of all humanity, and the connection between us all. The Age of Aquarius, the Global Village, has arrived.
Jupiter conjunct Saturn is either a time of patient and sustained growth, or a time of restless to create a new life cycle. Either way, under the influence of Jupiter, events turn out for the best. But note that Saturn transits require discipline and planning.
For most people, it’s best to stay with their current path and continue doing what they’re doing, but do it in a new and innovative way. For a few rare birds, this conjunction is time to break from the established order to build a completely new life structure such as a new job, new relationship, spiritual path, and different world view.
Winter Solstice occurs during the waxing half Moon in Aries at 3:41 pm PST. Half Moons are time for emotional balance. Fire sign Aries brings dynamic energy to take action. Just stay balanced and don’t go overboard.
Activities and experiences this lunar month are powerful for everyone, and are most transformative for Fire signs Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo and those born in Rat, Dragon, Snake, and Monkey years.
Happy new Moon,
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November 28, 2020 § 1 Comment
November 30 2020 at 1:30 am PST is a full Moon in Gemini, and a lunar eclipse at 1:43 am PST. Air sign Gemini rules the 3rd house of communication, ideas, and relatives. Time to express your ideas and communicate your feelings during this full Moon, and during the next two weeks as the full Moon wanes. Topics that were hidden, or it was just not the right time to speak about them, can come to light during this eclipse.
Mercury in perceptive Water sign Scorpio sextiles Jupiter and Saturn in earthy Capricorn. This is favorable for overall planning with clarity of purpose. Timing is good to make practical changes, and to communicate about important matters. People are more tolerant of different viewpoints and have more intellectual curiosity. These Mercury sextiles are also very beneficial for business.
Venus in Scorpio is opposite Uranus in Taurus. Anticipate unexpected surprises in relationships. Artistic creativity is heightened to find ways to break from the norm. And enjoy the sensual pleasures of life as this full Moon marks the peak of epicurean Pig month.
The Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto conjunction in Capricorn continues, emphasizing both financial and political issues. Energy will change on December 21, Winter Solstice, when both Jupiter and Saturn enter Aquarius. Air sign Aquarius brings focus on communication, information, and technology.
Contact me for your tarot reading, astrology forecast, or feng shui consultation to help set goals. Opportunities for clear communication are for all, and are strongest for Air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius and those born in Tiger, Horse, Dog, and Pig years.
Happy full Moon,
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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,
June 17, 2020 § 1 Comment
June 20 2020 at 11:41 pm PDT is a new Moon eclipse in Water sign Cancer. Cancer rules the 4th house of home, family, and nurturing. Many people are staying home due to Covid-19, so continue to create a home sanctuary and take care of self and others.
This new Moon eclipse occurs on Summer Solstice, the start of summer and the longest day in the northern hemisphere. Plus this new Moon eclipse begins Water Horse month. Fiery Horse is strong and brave, and is one of the power animals of the Chinese zodiac. The Water Horse is more sensitive and sentimental than other Horses, but like all Horses they prize freedom and independence.
So during Water Horse lunar month, people do not want to be told what to do. They could be ruled be their feelings (Water), impulses, and subjective interpretation of facts. There’s plenty of Water to be in touch with emotions with the eclipsed Moon, Sun, and retrograde Mercury (until July 12) in Cancer, and Mars and Neptune in Pisces.
The eclipsed Moon and Sun are in 0 degrees Cancer, and both square Mars in 26 degrees Pisces. These squares can bring disagreements, irritability and impatience, and rash actions. But Mars squares can bring energy to make a successful stand in a confrontation, especially now for social justice. Long buried tensions come to the surface during this second of three eclipses in a row.
Mars conjunct Neptune continues that can bring unusual moods. The Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto conjunction continues influencing financial and political issues. Contact me for your tarot reading and astrology forecast for guidance.
Opportunities to understand emotions, inner motivation, and to assert power are for all, and are strongest for Water signs Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio and those born in Horse, Sheep, Rabbit, Tiger, and Dog years.
Happy new Moon,
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May 19, 2020 § Leave a comment
May 22 2020 at 10:39 am PDT is a new Moon in Gemini. Air sign Gemini rules the 3rd house of ideas and communication. The new Moon, Sun, Mercury, and Venus are all in Gemini for social times, close personal interactions, and virtual group activities.
The new Moon and Sun trine Jupiter and Saturn. Trines with Jupiter are considered fortunate. There is creative potential for new interests and and new learning. And there can be increased understanding and concern for the general public, even the welfare of strangers. Trines with Saturn can bring practical discipline and self control. It’s easier to focus energy, examine life structures and habits, and lay a solid groundwork especially in business.
The new Moon and Sun square Mars in Pisces. Squares to Mars can bring ego conflicts, irritability, and impatience. You could see belligerent actions in others. It’s best to avoid any conflicts with authorities, and strive to be understanding of other’s emotions.
Intimate relationships can be effected by Mercury and Venus square Neptune in Pisces. Mercury square Neptune can bring misunderstood communications and increased worry. Venus square Neptune can indicate unrealistic standards in partnerships. Under the influence of Neptune, people are often reluctant to face reality. Plus Venus is retrograde from May 12 to June 24 so it’s better to not dwell on past disappointments.
This new Moon in Gemini begins the second lunar month of introspective Metal Snake. Consider this Snake lunar month the calm before the Water Horse storm that begins on the next new Moon on June 20 Summer Solstice. During the month of independent Horse, no one wants to be told what to do. And with the element Water, people can be ruled by their emotions.
The Full Moon on June 5, new Moon on June 20, and full Moon on July 4 will be eclipses when what is hidden can come to light. So use the next two weeks leading up to the the full Moon to get your affairs in order. During these changing times, my services are available for you. Contact me for your tarot card reading and astrology forecast to help plan and organize. Opportunities are strongest for Air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius and those born in Snake, Tiger, and Dog years.
Happy new Moon,
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