2018 Leo Solar Eclipse begins Monkey Month

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Astrology, Chinese Astrology, Feng Shui, New Moon | 2 comments


August 11 2018 is a new Moon eclipse in Leo. Fire sign Leo rules the fifth house of creativity, romance, and children. Leos are know for their lion heart, made stronger on this new Moon as Venus trines Mars. This very fortunate aspect brings love, compassion, and appreciation in relationships. What’s hidden in the heart is felt more deeply during an eclipse, and this is the final eclipse of 2018.

The Sun, new Moon, and Mercury are all in Leo to start a lunar month of self expression and generosity. Personal power and a strong sense of ego can blend well with working together to create opportunities. Jupiter squares the Sun, Moon, and Mercury so people could bite off more than they can chew. Yet there’s little interest in details or following plans because…

MONKEY MONTH  Aug 11 – Sept 8

This new Moon starts the month of the Metal Monkey. Monkey correlates to the Western sign Leo. Monkey is king, just as Leo is king, and resists being told what to do.

Creative, innovative, and exciting Monkey brings fresh energy for late summer. There’s interest in social activities, with plenty of new ideas and tall tales to share. Consider launching new plans after the next new Moon on September 9. Plus Mercury is still retrograde until August 18.

This is the month of the Metal Monkey. The element Metal rules the lungs in Chinese Medicine, so time to take care of your health in autumn. In feng shui, Metal is the clean, minimal, and organized environment. Your good fortune is enhanced by staying organized during this Monkey month. Contact me for your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation. Luck is strongest for Fire signs Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius and those born in Monkey, Rat, Dragon, and Snake years.

Happy new Moon,



  1. Hello Susan,
    I am born on 19 September 1974 a wood tiger year born so this month will be difficult for me?

    • You can fare better than most Tigers this month because so many planets are in Earth signs that keep life grounded. Plus you are an Earth sign Virgo, a more practical and realistic Tiger. All of this is in your favor.
      As a Wood Tiger, you are interested in growth. Just avoid any directs fights or ego confrontations during a Monkey month. And don’t let a feud escalate. It’s not worth it. You will be concerned, while the Monkey has moved on to other interests. You move on too with the element Wood!

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