2021 Cancer New Moon begins Sheep Lunar Month

July 6, 2021 § 2 Comments

July 9, 2021 at 6:16 pm PDT is a new Moon in Cancer. Water sign Cancer rules the 4th house of family, home, and heritage. This new Moon begins Sheep lunar month through August 8. The gentle summer month of Sheep is time for healing, cultivating kindness, and to focus on home and family. Therefore, this lunar month is an opportunity for you to re-feather your nest this summer, especially after Covid stay at home.

The new Moon and Sun in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces. It’seasier to follow your intuition or gut feelings, with empathy and sensitivity to the energy around you. If you are feeling stuck emotionally or spiritually, schedule time toclear out old belongings and make way for Neptune inspiration and creativity this summer. Contact me for your tarot reading, astrology forecast, or feng shui consultation for guidance.

Venus conjunct Mars in Fire sign Leo brings increased passion and vivacious energy to be social, and for some even true love! In general, this lunar month is fortunate to smooth over any difficulties in relationships. Venus and Mars are opposite Saturn in Aquarius which could indicate a challenge between the need for duty in this Ox year,with the desirefor pleasure and enjoyment in this Sheep month.

Venus and Mars, along with Saturn in Aquarius, square Uranus in Taurus so it could be difficult makingcreative change and to break free of old relationship patterns or work structures. But if your plans and goals are delayed, it’s OK to slow down during Ox year. The new Moon and Sun are opposite Pluto in Capricorn that can make your encounters with others more intense. Should this occur, diffuse tense situations and be the Sheep peacemaker.

Luck this lunar month to create a beautiful healing environment while staying steady on your path is for all, and offers most opportunities for Water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces and those born in Sheep, Horse, Pig, and Rabbit years.

Happy new Moon,




June 8, 2021 § 1 Comment


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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Interview for Oprah’s O Magazine!

February 11, 2021 § Leave a comment

I was interviewed for Oprah’s O magazine about the Year of the Ox 2021:


What the 2021 Year of the Ox Has In Store for You

By Samantha Vincenty

Feb 5, 2021

February 12, 2021 is the Lunar New Year, per the lunisolar calendars traditional in many Asian countries including China, Vietnam, and South Korea. The holiday of new beginnings, reunion dinners with loved ones, and Spring Festival celebrations in China also introduces the Year of the Metal Ox, marking the end of the Year of the Metal Rat. Those with an interest in Chinese zodiac animals may already know that some 2020 Rat predictions were just as unfortunate as the year turned out to be, and now, a new question looms: Will this Year of the Ox be lucky?

That can depend on a variety of individual factors. The compatibility of your personality with the traits of the Ox is affected by your own zodiac animal, according to Susan Levitt, professional astrologer, feng shui consultant, and author of Taoist Astrology. 2021 is also impacted by the fact that it’s a metal year (metal is one of the five elements of the Chinese zodiac; more on this later). Also, you may want to nail down what “lucky” means to you.

“What is the goal, what are you trying to do?” Levitt says. “And, does the energy of the Ox match with your personality or your energy?”RELATED STORIES

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Still, the Year of the Ox will impact us all in a few generally similar ways, according to both Levitt and Pocket Chinese Almanac authors and translators Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith. Here’s what they have to say about the meaning of the Year of the Ox, and a few predictions for what it has in store.

Keep your head down in the Year of the Ox.

While Levitt is an astrologer and student of feng shui, Lee and Smith get their almanac predictions from a Hong Kong-based geomancer named Warwick Wong. Long practiced in his family, Wong’s style of Chinese geomancy is a form of divination, or forecasting the future, that observes astronomical movements and what Smith describes as “other atmospheric conditions.” Wong then interprets how these impact our lives down on earth, and his daily readings offer what’s lucky or unlucky to undertake (February 12 will be good for engagements or starting a business, but bad for rituals and paying out money). But Wong also gives Lee and Smith a general trajectory for what a given year will be like.

Basically, Lee says, “it’s a holding pattern.” Keep calm and carry on as best you can in 2021, but hold off on major moves if you’re able. And in a note worth taking whether you believe in the zodiac or not, Lee relays that Wong says to “try not to be obsessive about following the news, because so much information is in the air.” Essentially, preserve your energy and your spirit.

Wishing you a happy and prosperous lunar New Year of the Ox,



2020 Solstice Eclipse begins Water Horse Month

June 17, 2020 § 1 Comment

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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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2020 Libra Full Moon in Dragon Month

April 3, 2020 § Leave a comment

April 7 2020 at 7:35 pm PST is a full Moon in Libra. Air sign Libra rules the 7th house of marriage and partnerships. There’s more focus on intimate relationships at this time, especially with people together in quarantine.

This full Moon is in a bucket chart configuration, so emotions are intensified and empathy is stronger. See in the graphic below how the Moon is to the far side of the chart, like the handle of a bucket or basket. So everything, from first perceptions to the resulting actions, is all filtered through the full Moon of how things feel. 

Emotions can seem as if they are magnified with increased intensity during the peak of this Dragon month. Fortunately, Venus in Gemini trines both Mars and Saturn, newly in Aquarius. Venus trine Mars is very favorable for love, romance, and enjoyable connections with others. Venus trine Saturn brings stability to relationships, and people can be more realistic in their expectations. This is also a positive transit to discuss issues and find resolution.

The full Moon and Sun square Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn so don’t take on more than you can handle. It’s better to be pragmatic, and stay with tried and true methods.

For long range plans, contact me for your six months or one year astrology forecast. We can start your forecast on any date. Opportunities for emotional insights are for all, and are most powerful for the Air signs Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini and those born in Dragon, Tiger, and Horse years.

Happy full Moon,


2020 Libra Full Moon Dragon Month

Happy full Moon,



13 FULL MOONS in 2020

January 1, 2020 § 1 Comment

Happy Gregorian New Year! There will be 13 full Moons in 2020. More full Moons for more magic!

2020 is a solar leap year, and a lunar leap year. (The last leap year was 2016.)
In Western lunar astrology, there will be two CANCER NEW MOONS in June and July.
In Chinese lunar astrology, there will be two SNAKE NEW MOONS in April and May.

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NEW and FULL MOONS Pacific Time:
January 10 – FULL MOON in Water sign Cancer 11:21 am also a Lunar Eclipse 11:11 am.

January 24  – New Moon in Air sign Aquarius 1:42 pm begins Earth Tiger month and Metal Rat year.
(Chinese New Year is the second new Moon after Winter Solstice.)

February 8 – FULL MOON in Fire sign Leo 11:33 pm.

February 23 – New Moon in Water sign Pisces 7:23 am begins Earth Rabbit month.

March 9 – FULL MOON in Earth sign Virgo 10:48 am.

March 24 – New Moon in Fire sign Aries 2:28 am begins Metal Dragon month.

April 7 – FULL MOON in Air sign Libra 7:35 pm.

April 22 – New Moon in Earth sign Taurus 7:26 pm begins first Metal Snake month.

May 7 – FULL MOON in Water sign Scorpio 3:45 am.

May 22 – New Moon in Air sign Gemini 10:39 am begins second Metal Snake month.

June 5 –  FULL MOON in Fire sign Sagittarius 12:12 pm also a Lunar Eclipse 12:25 pm.

June 20 – New Moon in Water sign Cancer also a Solar Eclipse 11:41 pm begins Water Horse month and Summer Solstice 2:44 pm.

July 4 – FULL MOON in Earth sign Capricorn 9:44 pm PDT also a Lunar Eclipse 9:32 pm.

July 20 – New Moon in Water sign Cancer 10:33 am again begins Water Sheep month.

August 3 – FULL MOON in Air sign Aquarius 8:59 am lunar Lammas.

August 18 – New Moon in Fire sign Leo 7:42 pm begins Wood Monkey month.

September 1 –  FULL MOON in Water sign Pisces 10:22 pm.

September 17 – New Moon in Earth sign Virgo 4:00 am begins Wood Phoenix (Rooster) month.

October 1 –  FULL MOON in Fire sign Aries 2:05 pm.

October 16 – New Moon in Air sign Libra 12:31 pm begins Fire Dog month.

October 31 – FULL MOON in Earth sign Taurus 7:49 am on Halloween.

November 14 – New Moon in Water sign Scorpio 9:07 pm begins Fire Pig month

November 30 – FULL MOON in Gemini 1:30 am also Lunar Eclipse 1:43 am.

December 14 – New Moon in Fire sign Sagittarius 8:17 am also Solar Eclipse 8:15 am begins Earth Rat month. (Rat month in Rat year.)

December 29 – FULL MOON in Water sign Cancer 7:28 pm the 13th full Moon in 2020!

In 2021, new Moon in Earth sign Capricorn January 13 2021 begins Earth Ox month. The next new Moon in Air sign Aquarius February 12 2021 begins Metal Tiger month and Metal Ox year.

For those interested in eclipse details:


solar eclipse occurs on a new Moon when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth. The Moon’s shadow falls on the Sun, creating a solar eclipse.

lunar eclipse occurs on a full Moon when the Earth, Sun and Moon align in space, with Earth between the Sun and Moon. Earth’s shadow falls on the full Moon, creating a lunar eclipse.

Jan 10 Full Moon lunar eclipse in 19 degrees Water sign Cancer.

Jun 5 Full Moon lunar eclipse in 15 degrees Fire sign Sagittarius

June 20 New Moon solar eclipse in 0 degrees Water sign Cancer.

July 4 Full Moon lunar eclipse in 13 degrees Earth sign Capricorn.

Nov 30 Full Moon lunar eclipse in 8 degrees Air sign Gemini.

Dec 14 New Moon solar eclipse in 23 degrees Fire sign Sagittarius.

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

More info about Rat year is on my website http://www.susanlevitt.com.

2019 Virgo New Moon begins Phoenix Month

August 27, 2019 § Leave a comment

2019 Virgo New Moon begins Phoenix Month

August 30 2019 is a new Moon in Virgo. Earth sign Virgo rules the sixth house of health, work, and service. The Sun, new Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars are all in Virgo. They all trine Uranus in Taurus that is extremely fortunate!

Five Uranus trines can shake things up and bring radical change, sudden luck, and great opportunities. The new ideas and inspiration of Uranus can be made real in Earth signs Virgo and Taurus. This lunar month is the cycle to get the job done, or prepare and lay the foundation for new endeavors.

Uranus trine the Sun can bring creative and exciting change. Just don’t be too conservative or hesitant. Uranus trine the new Moon and Venus can bring healing change to your emotional life. A new love interest or friends who are different from the norm truly expand your circle. Personal surroundings can suddenly be refreshed. Contact me for your feng shui consultation to pave the way.

Uranus trine Mercury is excellent for mental stimulation, with interest to learn new skills and enhance knowledge. Plus this is an very good lunar month for travel. Uranus trine Mars is great for self assertion, physical strength, and the ability to take power and action.

More good fortune is that the Sun, new Moon, Venus, and Mars trine Saturn in Capricorn. Saturn trine the Sun allows progress with few obstacles, even winning recognition for achievements. Saturn trine the new Moon brings emotional equilibrium. Saturn trine Venus is excellent for stability in relationships, with a realistic understanding and clear vision for future goals. Both personal and business relationships are favored.

Saturn trine Mars brings strength to work hard with a wide perspective, yet not neglect details. Energy can flow to plan, structure, and organize for long-lasting contributions through work and service. Virgo traits of attention to detail, organizational abilities, and sense of discernment come together to create a successful harvest this autumn.

This new Moon begins the month of the Water Phoenix (Rooster). Phoenix qualities of boldness and bravery lead to favorable outcomes. Uranian innovation and luck is for all, and is most transforming for Earth sign Virgo, Capricorn, and Taurus and those born in Phoenix, Ox, Dragon, and Horse years.

Happy new Moon,


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2019 NEW MOON in LEO begins MONKEY Month

July 27, 2019 § 1 Comment

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July 31 – August 29 2019

July 31 is a new Moon in Leo. Fire sign Leo rules the 5th house of art, creativity, and children. The new Moon, Sun, Venus, and Mars are all in Leo making this August a powerful month for romance, beauty, and love. Mercury goes direct on this new Moon making it easier for travel, new experiences, and innovative self expression.

Very fortunate is that the the new Moon, Sun, and Mars trine Jupiter in Sagittarius. Doors can open because timing is opportune for new enterprises. There can be a pleasant sense of well being and increased generosity. All these Jupiter trines are basically favorable for success in business, financial matters, and long-range planning.

The new Moon, Sun, and Venus square Uranus in Taurus. It’s understandable to want to break free of limiting circumstances. But that could make relationships unpredictable. Even stable relationships benefit from readjustments that bring more freedom and independence. Call me or send an email to schedule a tarot or astrology session about your choices and plans.

This new Moon begins the month of the Water Monkey. Brave Monkey is king in the Chinese zodiac, just as Leo is king in Western astrology. Monkey is smart, sharp, quick, and a bit of a magician. The element Water brings emotions and deep feelings so Water Monkey is sincere and caring. Luck is strongest for Fire signs Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius and those born in Monkey, Rat, Dragon, and Snake years.

Happy new Moon,


San Francisco CA


May 15, 2019 § 1 Comment



May 18 2019 is a full Moon in Scorpio. Water sign Scorpio rules the 8th house of sex, death, and rebirth. A Scorpio full Moon can be a time of intense emotions and deep perceptions.

Energy is lighter this full Moon because Venus, newly in Taurus, conjuncts Uranus for new excitement, even unexpected events.

Venus also sextiles Mars, newly in Cancer. Close relationships are strengthened, plus it’s a favorable time to create new bonds of friendship. Contact me for your tarot or astrology reading about relationships for a spring breakthrough.

The Sun conjuncts Mercury in Taurus that can bring an overly-personal interpretation of events. Fortunately, the Sun and Mercury trine Saturn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn bringing discipline to investigate, learn about inner workings, and is excellent for new studies.


After the full Moon begins a two-week waning Moon cycle until the next new Moon. The waning Moon is the time to purge and release, making the next two weeks ideal for a thorough spring cleaning.

If you don’t know where to begin, start in the kitchen by recycling or composting old food, herbs, and spices. Then focus on your wardrobe.

These household tasks may seem mundane, but the next few months of summer will be fast paced. The new Moon on June 3 begins active Metal Horse month. And Mercury is retrograde for most of July. Then you’ll appreciate being organized with the most basic and simple things.

This is an Earth Snake month so the more earth-plane and practical the better. Contact me for a feng shui consultation this spring to shed your winter skin.

The wisdom and instinctual knowledge of the Snake during the peak of this Snake month is most powerfully felt by Snake, Dragon, and Monkey. Luck in general and heightened intuition is strongest for Water signs Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer.

Happy full Moon,


Tarot – Astrology – Feng Shui

2019 Libra Full Moon in Dragon Month

April 16, 2019 § 1 Comment


April 19 2019 is a full Moon in Libra. Air sign Libra rules the 7th house of partnership, so focus is on your most close and intimate connections. Libra is ruled by Venus that brings peace and harmony. And Venus squares Jupiter, a favorable square to do what you enjoy! So relax into this festive Pig year. Eat, drink, and be merry this full Moon weekend.

The Sun conjuncts Uranus for independence and self sufficiency. There’s a desire for exciting new experiences, and to break from habits that feel restrictive. The full Moon is opposite this Sun and Uranus conjunction so if you are restless, now is excellent to make creative change, and to let go of old relationship patterns that don’t allow for freedom of expression.

Communication is good as Mercury conjuncts Venus. There can be kind discussions about love and affection, increased appreciation of art and beauty, and is very positive for business transactions. If there are power struggles as the Sun and full Moon square Pluto, strong forces could indicate that a relationship ends. But Pluto’s purge is a good one, and during this Dragon month, Dragon’s power helps to heal and move on.

Contact me for your relationship compatibility astrology charts, tarot for relationships, or a feng shui consultation to enhance luck in love. Awareness of relationship dynamics is highlighted this full Moon and as the lunar cycle wanes, and is strongest for Air signs Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini and those born in Dragon, Tiger, Rabbit, and Horse years.

Happy full Moon,


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