April 2020 News

METAL DRAGON MONTH 

March 24 – April 21 2020

March 24 2020 at 2:28 am PST was a new Moon in Aries. Fire sign Aries rules the first house of self image, self expression, and sensitivity to your surroundings. The Sun and new Moon were in Fire sign Aries bringing energy to take action this lunar month. 

This new Moon began the month of the powerful and decisive Metal Dragon. Dragon is the strongest sign of the Chinese zodiac, and Metal is very durable like a metal weapon. Fortunately, Venus exalted in Taurus trined Mars, Jupiter, and Pluto in Capricorn to make love, not war, during this Metal Dragon month.

Even in quarantine, you can follow your imagination like Dragon while taking small steps towards your goals in this Metal Rat year. Metal Dragon and Metal Rat are very compatible signs. Charismatic Dragon’s inspired vision of how the world should be can become reality through Rat’s detailed planning and pragmatic methods. The element Metal pares down and cuts away what is no longer necessary. 

Stay healthy during COVID-19, and maintain good feng shui for you and your family. The first tip is to stay tidy while in an enclosed space. The second tip is to not become discouraged by delays in life plans. My article on Feng Shui during Quarantine.

 

LIBRA FULL MOON in a Bucket Chart

April 7 2020 at 7:35 pm PST was a full Moon in Libra. Air sign Libra rules the 7th house of marriage and partnerships. There’s more focus on intimate relationships at this time, especially with people together in quarantine.

This full Moon was in a bucket chart configuration, so emotions are intensified and empathy is stronger. See in the graphic how the Moon is to the far side of the chart, like the handle of a bucket or basket. So everything, from first perceptions to the resulting actions, is all filtered through the full Moon of how things feel. 

Emotions can seem as if they are magnified with increased intensity during the peak of this Dragon month. Fortunately, Venus in Gemini trines both Mars and Saturn, newly in Aquarius. Venus trine Mars is very favorable for love, romance, and enjoyable connections with others. Venus trine Saturn brings stability to relationships, and people can be more realistic in their expectations. This is also a positive transit to discuss issues and find resolution.

The full Moon and Sun square Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn so don’t take on more than you can handle. It’s better to be pragmatic, and stay with tried and true methods.

For long range plans, contact me for your six months or one year astrology forecast. We can start your forecast on any date. Opportunities for emotional insights are for all, and are most powerful for the Air signs Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini and those born in Dragon, Tiger, and Horse years.

 

TAURUS NEW MOON begins two METAL SNAKE MONTHS 

April 22 – June 19 2020

April 22 at 7:26 pm PDT is a new Moon in Earth sign Taurus that begins Metal Snake lunar month. The next new Moon on May 22 at 10:39 am PDT is new Moon in Air sign Gemini that begins the second Metal Snake month in a row. 

Why two Snakes? 2020 is a solar leap year, and a lunar leap year. (The last leap year was 2016.) In Western lunar astrology, there will be two Cancer new Moons in June and July. In Chinese lunar astrology, there will be two Snake new Moons in April and May. Time to shed the skins of the past, pare down, and simplify!

 

2020 MERCURY RETROGRADES

Feb 16 – March 9
Mercury retrograde in Water sign Pisces brings increased sensitivity and highly intuitive feelings. Tune in to your emotions. When Mercury goes direct, you’ll have a new and stronger direction.

June 17 – July 12 
Mercury retrograde in Water sign Cancer is when home and family are most important. Good time to restore or clean your home. Also time to revisit emotional attachments and boundaries in relationships. 

Oct 13 – Nov 3 
Mercury retrograde in Water sign Scorpio is when emotions are strong, with the desire for new intimacy in relationships. Time to dig deep. Investigations bring rewards.

 

13 FULL MOONS in 2020

There will be 13 full Moons in 2020. More full Moons for more magic! 2020 is a solar leap year, and a lunar leap year. (The last leap year was 2016.) 

In Western lunar astrology, there will be two CANCER NEW MOONS in June and July. In Chinese lunar astrology, there will be two SNAKE NEW MOONS in April and May.

January 10 – FULL MOON in Water sign Cancer 11:21 am PST also a Lunar Eclipse 11:11 am PST.

January 24  – New Moon in Air sign Aquarius 1:42 pm PST begins Earth Tiger month and Metal Rat year. Chinese New Year is the second new Moon after Winter Solstice.

February 8 – FULL MOON in Fire sign Leo 11:33 pm PST. Supermoon.
A supermoon is when the full Moon is closest to Earth in its elliptical orbit, making it appear brighter and larger than other full Moons.

February 23 – New Moon in Water sign Pisces 7:23 am PST begins Earth Rabbit month.

March 9 – FULL MOON in Earth sign Virgo 10:48 am PDT. Supermoon.

March 24 – New Moon in Fire sign Aries 2:28 am PDT begins Metal Dragon month.

April 7 – FULL MOON in Air sign Libra 7:35 pm PDT. Supermoon.

April 22 – New Moon in Earth sign Taurus 7:26 pm PDT begins first Metal Snake month.

May 7 – FULL MOON in Water sign Scorpio 3:45 am PDT. Supermoon.

May 22 – New Moon in Air sign Gemini 10:39 am PDT begins second Metal Snake month.

June 5 –  FULL MOON in Fire sign Sagittarius 12:12 pm PDT also a Lunar Eclipse 12:25 pm PDT.

June 20 – New Moon in Water sign Cancer also a Solar Eclipse 11:41 pm PDT begins Water Horse month and Summer Solstice 2:44 pm PDT.

July 4 – FULL MOON in Earth sign Capricorn 9:44 pm PDT also a Lunar Eclipse 9:32 pm PDT.

July 20 – New Moon in Water sign Cancer 10:33 am PDT again begins Water Sheep month.

August 3 – FULL MOON in Air sign Aquarius 8:59 am PDT lunar Lammas.

August 18 – New Moon in Fire sign Leo 7:42 pm PDT begins Wood Monkey month.

September 1 –  FULL MOON in Water sign Pisces 10:22 pm PDT.

September 17 – New Moon in Earth sign Virgo 4:00 am PDT begins Wood Phoenix (Rooster) month.

October 1 –  FULL MOON in Fire sign Aries 2:05 pm PDT.

October 16 – New Moon in Air sign Libra 12:31 pm PDT begins Fire Dog month.

October 31 – FULL MOON in Earth sign Taurus 7:49 am PDT on Halloween. And a Blue Moon because it’s the 2nd of 2 full moons in a single calendar month.

November 14 – New Moon in Water sign Scorpio 9:07 pm PST begins Fire Pig month

November 30 – FULL MOON in Gemini 1:30 am PST also Lunar Eclipse 1:43 am PST.

December 14 – New Moon in Fire sign Sagittarius 8:17 am PST also Solar Eclipse 8:15 am PST begins Earth Rat month. (Rat month in Rat year.)

December 29 – FULL MOON in Water sign Cancer 7:28 pm PST the 13th full Moon in 2020!

In 2021, new Moon in Earth sign Capricorn January 13 2021 begins Earth Ox month. The next new Moon in Air sign Aquarius February 12 2021 begins Metal Tiger month and Metal Ox year.

 

2020 ECLIPSES

solar eclipse occurs on a new Moon when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth. The Moon’s shadow falls on the Sun, creating a solar eclipse. 

lunar eclipse occurs on a full Moon when the Earth, Sun and Moon align in space, with Earth between the Sun and Moon. Earth’s shadow falls on the full Moon, creating a lunar eclipse.

2019 Dec 25 New Moon solar eclipse in 4 degrees Earth sign Capricorn. 

2020 Jan 10 Full Moon lunar eclipse in 19 degrees Water sign Cancer. 

Jun 5 Full Moon lunar eclipse in 15 degrees Fire sign Sagittarius. 

June 20 New Moon solar eclipse in 0 degrees Water sign Cancer. 

July 4 Full Moon lunar eclipse in 13 degrees Earth sign Capricorn.

Nov 30 Full Moon lunar eclipse in 8 degrees Air sign Gemini.

Dec 14 Full Moon solar eclipse in 23 degrees Fire sign Sagittarius.

 

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