May 2017 Astrology Update

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2017 FIRE PHOENIX (Rooster) YEAR

2017 is the year of the Fire Phoenix. 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!

 

NEW MOON in TAURUS

April 26 2017 is a new Moon in Taurus. The Moon is exalted in Earth sign Taurus. Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet named for the goddess of love, art, and beauty. Time to cultivate and create love and beauty this month! Find romance, or let romance find you. Taurus enjoys the finer things in life, so enjoy the bounty of springtime.

This lunar month is also an opportune time to bring down to Earth plans, goals, and to complete projects. Clear the way, or as much as you can clear, for the next new Moon that begins Fire Horse month.

The Taurean new Moon creates a harmonious sextile with Neptune in Pisces; sensitivity to surroundings is increased, people are more imaginative, and more intuitive to follow hunches. There’s a general sense of empathy to the moods of others, that leads to emotional understanding.

Mercury, still retrograde, conjuncts Uranus in Aries, bringing an element of genius to problem solving. People are open to new ideas and experiences, and communication is more interesting and exciting, But the mind can race, or get ahead of yourself. Fortunately, Mercury and Uranus trine Saturn for constructive change, letting go of old perceptions, and adds to the stability of the new Moon and Sun in solid Taurus.

 

SNAKE MONTH

This new Moon begins the month of the Wood Snake. Those born in Snake year or Snake day love art, culture, and all things beautiful.

Snake month is naturally fortunate in this Phoenix (Rooster) year because Snake, Phoenix, and Ox make a relationship compatibility trine. This months brings opportunities to smooth over old relationship difficulties, and shed skins of the past — especially after Mercury goes direct on May 3. This new Moon in sensual Taurus builds to a passionate full Moon in Scorpio on May 10.

Luck is strongest this month for those born in the year of the Snake, Phoenix, Ox, and Monkey and Earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Contact me for your Snake month tarot card reading for problem solving and decision making, astrology forecasts for auspicious dates, or a feng shui consultation for spring cleaning and transformation.

 

MERCURY RETROGRADES 2017

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.

1. December 19 2016 – January 8 2017 
Dec 19 – Jan 4 Mercury retrograde 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.
Jan 4 – 8 Mercury retrograde in Fire sign Sagittarius to move quickly and complete tasks. 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). 

2. April 9 – May 3  
April 9 – 20 Mercury retrograde in Earth sign Taurus. Good to follow up, get grounded, and complete tasks. You can be thorough and take your time. Venus rules Taurus who loves art, beauty, and enjoying the finer things of life.
April 20 – May 3 Mercury retrograde in Fire sign Aries for strong communication and taking immediate action. Fire brings energy to complete projects, but impulsive or snap decisions can be corrected at a later time. We feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on May 26 that begins a new lunar cycle.

3. August 12 – September 5
Aug 12 – 31 Mercury retrograde in Earth sign Virgo. Excellent for detailed analysis and review. Mercury is comfortable in rulership sign Virgo. Plus Phoenix correlates to the western sign Virgo, so 2017 Phoenix year energy works well with Virgo’s cerebral approach. 
Aug  31 – Sept 5 Mercury retrograde in Fire sign Leo. Communication is direct, and you can cover much ground. But watch out if people become bossy or demanding. If there are 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.

4. 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 in Capricorn January 16 2018 starts Water Ox month.

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

 

OUTER PLANETS IN TRANSIT

The farther from the Sun, the slower the transit:

URANUS IN ARIES

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.

 NEPTUNE IN PISCES

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 IN CAPRICORN

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.