2018 Happy New Year Full Moon

Posted by on Dec 28, 2017 in Astrology, Chinese Astrology, Full Moon | 1 comment


Jan 1 2018 is a full Moon in Cancer. Water sign Cancer is caring and sensitive, so great for a heart-felt celebration to welcome the New Year! Plus this full Moon is a super Moon, meaning it will appear larger and brighter than usual in the night sky.

Extremely fortunate is that this new Moon creates a four-planet grand Water trine with Mars and Jupiter in Scorpio, and Neptune in Pisces. Energy is high, people are warm and friendly, and now is an excellent time for making spiritual or emotional connections. No planets are in Air signs so perhaps not the best time for intellectual pursuits or think tanks. Instead, it’s a time for inspiration, romance, and to follow your heart. Contact me for your 2018 astrology forecast, tarot reading, or feng shui consultation for the New Year.



A blue Moon occurs when there are two full Moons during one month of the Gregorian calendar. January 1 and 31 are both full Moons, making the January 31 Moon a blue Moon. March 1 and 31 are both full Moons, making the March 31 Moon a blue Moon.



Communication planet Mercury is retrograde for three weeks three times a year. Traditionally in astrology, Mercury retrograde is a time of miscommunication, technology problems, and items lost or misplaced. In Earth Dog year 2018, Mercury retrograde can be a time to follow through, keep your word, and complete projects. 

March 22 – April 15 in Aries
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 April 15, the exact day Mercury goes direct, that begins a new lunar cycle and the month of the Fire Dragon. 

July 25 – August 18 in Leo
Mercury retrograde in Fire sign Leo when 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 9 that begins a new lunar cycle and Metal Phoenix (Rooster) month. 

November 16 – December 6 in Sagittarius and Scorpio
Mercury retrograde in Fire sign Sagittarius November 16 – 30 to move quickly and complete tasks. Time to separate truth from fiction. Use caution to not speak so directly that conflict is created and viewpoints are polarized.
Mercury retrograde in Water sign Scorpio December 1 – 6 when emotions come to the surface. Under the influence of Scorpio, secrets can be revealed. We feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on December 6, the exact day Mercury goes direct, that begins a new lunar cycle and Wood Rat month. 



Saturday February 4 at 1 pm, please join me for my annual Chinese New Year talk about the Year of the Earth Dog at East West Book Shop in Mountain View CA. Earth Dog year is a time for honesty, fairness, and to cultivate integrity of character. Dog sniffs out the truth, corruption is exposed, and the underdog is championed. Earth Dog possesses some of the finest qualities of any of the 60 animal signs of the Chinese zodiac. The element Earth brings healing, stability, and focus on nutrition.

Learn about Earth Dog, and how Dog year energy influences you, your family, community, and the world. Includes your personalized fortune for Earth Dog year, plus feng shui tips for 2018. You can purchase tickets online, or call East West Books at 800.909.6161.

Happy full Moon,


One Comment

  1. And my daughter is born Feb 5th 1991….so she is a horse?

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