April 2017 Astrology Update

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2017 FIRE PHOENIX (Rooster) YEAR

The new Moon on January 27 2017 began the year of the Fire Phoenix. Chinese New Year is the 2nd new Moon after winter Solstice. Phoenix year is most fortunate for Phoenix, and for Phoenix’s most compatible signs Ox, Snake, and Dragon. Phoenix correlates to the western sign Virgo. Time for good feng shui!



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. 

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 years. Contact me for your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation in this Dragon month. 



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

Our Boy MercuryCommunication planet Mercury is retrograde for three weeks.

December 19 2016 – January 8 2017 in Earth sign Capricorn. Time to review and organize finances, focus on earthly matters, and gather together whatever feels scattered as we complete this Fire Monkey year. We still feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on January 27 that begins a new lunar cycle, and is Chinese New Year of the Phoenix (Rooster). 

April 9 – May 3 in Earth sign Taurus. Good to follow up, get grounded, and complete tasks. Be thorough and take your time. Venus is retrograde in Pisces, making a harmonious sextile to Taurus who loves art and beauty. So time to enjoy the finer things of life. We still feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on May 25 that begins a new lunar cycle.

August 12 – September 5 in Earth sign Virgo. Excellent for detailed analysis and review. Mercury is comfortable in its rulership sign Virgo. Plus Phoenix correlates to the western sign Virgo, so 2017 Phoenix year energy works well with Virgo’s cerebral approach. We still feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on September 19 that begins a new lunar cycle.

December 2 – 22 in Fire sign Sagittarius. Time to separate truth from fiction. Use caution to not speak so directly that conflict is created and viewpoints are polarized. We still feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on January 16 2018 that begins a new lunar cycle.


phoenix-beautyLUNAR MONTHS in 2017 Phoenix Year

There will be two Phoenix months in Phoenix year, both Earth Phoenixes. In western astrology, there will be two new Moons in Leo.

New Moon in Aquarius January 27 starts Water Tiger month and year of the Fire Phoenix.

New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces February 26 starts Water Rabbit month.

New Moon in Aries March 27 starts Wood Dragon month.

New Moon in Taurus April 26 starts Wood Snake month.

New Moon in Gemini May 25 starts Fire Horse month.

New Moon in Cancer June 23 starts Fire Sheep month.

New Moon in Leo July 23 starts Earth Monkey month.

New Moon Solar Eclipse in Leo August 21 starts Earth Phoenix month.

New Moon in Virgo September 19 starts second Earth Phoenix month.

New Moon in Libra October 19 starts Metal Dog month.

New Moon in Scorpio November 18 starts Metal Pig month.

New Moon in Sagittarius December 17 starts Water Rat month.

New Moon January 16 2018 starts Water Ox month.

New Moon Solar Eclipse February 15 2018 starts Wood Tiger month and year of the Earth Dog.



The farther from the Sun, the slower the transit:


Uranus, planet of radical change and revolution, is in the leadership sign Aries until May 2018. Uranus is the planet of rebellion, the urge to break away and be free, especially when expressed through the pioneering spirit of Fire sign Aries. Aries correlates to the powerful Dragon so anticipate fast change, revolution, and evolution all over the world. Uranus is known for erratic mercurial activity with flashes of insight and genius. Uranus is a higher vibration of Mercury.


Pisces tribeNeptune, planet of inspiration and dreams, is in watery sensitive Pisces until spring 2025. This is a perfect pairing of the ocean god Neptune who is naturally most comfortable in any of the Water signs Pisces, Cancer, or Scorpio. Neptune in Pisces brings creativity, intuition, and spiritual connections. This sets the tone for an entire generation, the new Piscean Neptunians.

I do not agree with internet postings that suggest Neptune in Pisces is bad and means drug addiction, illusion, and fantasy. Instead, bring on the new wave of creativity and inspiration from spirit, dreams, and inner worlds. Neptune is a higher vibration of Venus.


Pluto, planet of transformation, death, and rebirth but also wealth and riches, is in practical earthy Capricorn until spring 2023. Pluto is named after the Roman god of the underworld, a god of wealth because the riches of the Earth are in his domain: gold, silver, oil, diamonds, minerals, and precious gems. The world plutocracy, governments run by wealthy men (plutocrats), can now be transformed. Pluto is a higher vibration of Mars.