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2017 Lucky Charms

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017 in Astrology, Chinese Astrology | 1 comment

2017 Lucky Charms

We are three weeks into Fire Phoenix (Rooster) year, and I’ve received questions about lucky charms so I’m sharing the info in this post. A popular charm is a Rooster (or Bird) with best friends Snake and Ox. These three signs together make a yin harmony trine of animals. Charms can be worn as jewelry, attached to a handbag, worn in your pocket, or placed in your clothing or wallet. HARMONY TRINES Phoenix correlates to Virgo, Snake to Taurus, and Ox to Capricorn just like an Earth trine in western astrology. The yin harmony...

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2017 Lunar Eclipse in Leo

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Astrology, Full Moon | 1 comment

2017 Lunar Eclipse in Leo

  LUNAR NEW YEAR Please join me Saturday February 11 2017 at 1 pm at East West Books in Mt. View CA for my annual Chinese New Year talk 2017 Year of the Fire Phoenix (Rooster).   FULL MOON ECLIPSE The full Moon on February 10, 2017 is a lunar eclipse in Fire sign Leo. An eclipse is an absence of light when the shadow is seen, so this full Moon eclipse concerns Leo issues of creativity, courage, and self expression. Five planets are in Fire signs, and it’s still the month of the Tiger for the next two weeks, so pouncing on...

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2017 Feng Shui Tips for Fire Phoenix (Rooster) Year

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Astrology, Chinese Astrology, Feng Shui | 1 comment

2017 Feng Shui Tips for Fire Phoenix (Rooster) Year

Please join me this coming Saturday February 11 2017 at East West Books in Mt. View CA for my annual Chinese New Year talk!  Fire Phoenix year 2017 is time for transformation. Read about the personality traits of the Phoenix. Phoenix correlates to the Western sign Virgo, the sign of health, healing, rebirth, and dedicated work that brings rewards. Chinese Medicine All eight limbs of Chinese medicine work together to create good health: feng shui, astrology, herbology, exercise (tai chi, chi kung), meditation, diet, massage and...

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New Moon begins Fire Phoenix (Rooster) Year

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Astrology, Chinese Astrology, New Moon | 0 comments

New Moon begins Fire Phoenix (Rooster) Year

FIRE PHOENIX YEAR 2017 Happy Chinese New Year! January 27 2017 is a new Moon in Aquarius at 4:07 pm PST that begins the year of the Phoenix (Rooster). Some translations refer to 2017 as Rooster year or Chicken year, but I use the translation Phoenix because it brings opportunities for rebirth and transformation. Phoenix year is fortunate for all Phoenixes, and for Phoenix’s most compatible signs Ox, Snake, and Dragon. Phoenix energy can, at times, be challenging for Rabbit. Phoenix correlates to the Western sign Virgo. Feng shui tips...

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2017 Cancer Full Moon

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Astrology, Chinese Astrology, Full Moon | 0 comments

2017 Cancer Full Moon

  FULL MOON in CANCER January 12 2017 is a full Moon in Cancer. Water sign Cancer is the mother figure and nurturer of the zodiac. So use the coming two weeks as the Moon wanes to take care of yourself, especially by eating healthy food. Plus Cancer rules the fourth house of family, home, and roots making the next two weeks ideal to clean your home and prepare for Chinese New Year that starts on the new Moon on January 27. People could feel frustrated by the configuration of a grand cardinal cross of the full Moon in cardinal Water sign...

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2017 MERCURY RETROGRADES

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Astrology, Chinese Astrology | 0 comments

2017 MERCURY RETROGRADES

2017 MERCURY RETROGRADES Happy New Year! Mark your calendars!  Communication planet Mercury is retrograde for three weeks. Traditionally in astrology, Mercury retrograde is a time of miscommunication, technology problems, and items lost or misplaced. But Mercury retrogrades during 2017 Fire Phoenix (Rooster) year can be opportune times to focus on detailed tasks, and catch up on financial matters. 1. December 19 2016 – January 8 2017  Dec 19 – Jan 4 Mercury retrograde in Earth sign Capricorn. Time...

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Capricorn New Moon begins Ox Month

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 in Astrology, Chinese Astrology, New Moon | 0 comments

Capricorn New Moon begins Ox Month

NEW MOON in CAPRICORN December 28 2016 is a new Moon in Capricorn. The new Moon, Sun, Mercury, and Pluto are all in Earth sign Capricorn, making this lunar month the time to focus on earthly matters such as health and finances. Fortunately, the new Moon, Sun, and Mercury make harmonious sextiles with Mars and Neptune in Pisces. The Mars sextiles bring good creative focus, courage, and energy to accomplish tasks. The Neptune sextiles bring increased empathy, and interest in spirituality. Yet there can be tension due to a cardinal T-square that...

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Final Mercury Retrograde in 2016

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 in Astrology, Chinese Astrology | 0 comments

Final Mercury Retrograde in 2016

Heads up that communication planet Mercury goes retrograde on December 19 2016 at 2:55 am PST for three weeks until January 8 2017. Mercury retrograde is time to rethink, redo, and restructure. This Mercury is retrograde is in Earth sign Capricorn. Due to the influence of practical Capricorn, this Mercury retrograde can be a good time to review personal and business finances. Even though Mercury retrograde ends January 8, we still feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the next new Moon on January 27 starts a new life cycle. And this new...

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2016 Gemini Full Moon

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Astrology, Chinese Astrology, Full Moon | 1 comment

2016 Gemini Full Moon

FULL MOON in GEMINI December 13, 2016 is a full Moon in Gemini. Air sign Gemini brings invigorating energy this holiday season. This full Moon is fortunate because it trines Mars in Aquarius and Jupiter in Libra. You can take the initiative because luck is on your side. The Sun conjuncts Saturn in Sagittarius so pay attention to responsibilities, although people might not feel like working too hard because this conjunction is opposite the full Moon. Fortunately, the Sun and Saturn trine Uranus in Aries to balance restlessness. A cardinal...

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2016 Sagittarius New Moon begins Rat Month

Posted by on Nov 26, 2016 in Astrology, Chinese Astrology, New Moon | 0 comments

2016 Sagittarius New Moon begins Rat Month

 NEW MOON in SAGITTARIUS November 29 2016 is a new Moon in Sagittarius. Fire sign Sagittarius is quick, decisive, and can cover much ground. The new Moon, Sun, Mercury, and Saturn are all in Sagittarius making this month the time for action, activity, and travel — especially before Mercury goes retrograde on December 19. Mars in Aquarius trines Jupiter in Libra, a lucky aspect for business success and decision making. The new Moon sextiles Mars and Jupiter to work well independently or with groups. Plus Mercury trines Uranus in...

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