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:

https://www.oprahmag.com/life/a35394134/year-of-the-ox-prediction

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,

Susan

susanlevitt.com

2021 Mercury Retrogrades and Ox Year Talk

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:

https://www.eastwestbooks.org/events/ox-year-17jan21

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,

Susan

SUSAN LEVITT
Tarot – Astrology – Feng Shui
www.susanlevitt.com

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