Aug 2019 News

Looking ahead to 2020 METAL RAT YEAR:

Metal Rat Year info

Feng Shui for Rat Year

 

August is Water MONKEY Month 

MonkeyJuly 31 – Aug 29 2019

July 31 was a new Moon in Leo. Fire sign Leo rules the 5th house of art, creativity, and children. The new Moon, Sun, Venus, and Mars were all in Leo on the new moon, making this August a powerful month for romance, beauty, and love. Mercury goes direct on this new Moon making it easier for travel, new experiences, and innovative self expression.

Very fortunate on this new Moon is that the the Sun, new Moon, and Mars trined Jupiter in Sagittarius. Doors can open because timing is opportune for new enterprises. There can be a pleasant sense of well being and increased generosity. All these Jupiter trines are basically favorable for success in business, financial matters, and long-range planning.

The Sun, and Venus squared Uranus in Taurus on this new Moon. It’s understandable to want to break free of limiting circumstances. But that could make relationships unpredictable this month. Even stable relationships benefit from readjustments that bring more freedom and independence. Call me or send an email to schedule a tarot or astrology session about your choices and plans.

This new Moon began the month of the Water Monkey. Brave Monkey is king in the Chinese zodiac, just as Leo is king in Western astrology. Monkey is smart, sharp, quick, and a bit of a magician. The element Water brings emotions and deep feelings so Water Monkey is sincere and caring.

 

AQUARIAN FULL MOON

Aug 15 2019 will be a full Moon in Aquarius. Air sign Aquarius rules the 11th house of ideas, inspiration, and ideals, plus friends, groups, and the larger collective of all humanity. This full Moon, and as the lunar cycle wanes, is a good time for networking, sharing concepts, and making connections that expand your circle. Team work leads to success, and think tanks bring interesting results.

This full Moon is the peak of Monkey month to experiment and be open to all possibilities. Fine to innovate or take risks. Contact me for your tarot or astrology session about new paths. 

The full Moon is opposite the Sun, Venus, and Mars in Leo. There’s Fire and passion for creativity and to accomplish goals. Just reign in Leo extravagance that focuses on a passing fancy or superficial attraction, especially under the influence of mercurial Monkey.

Full Moon energy is inspirational, and is strongest for Air signs Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra and those born in Monkey, Horse, and Dog years.

 

LAST 2019 MERCURY RETROGRADE

Oct 31 – Nov 20  Mercury retrograde in Water sign Scorpio

Mercury retrograde in Scorpio is when emotions are strong, with new intimacy in relationships. Read body language to interpret meaning. Most insightful for Water signs Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer.

 

2019 RETROGRADE PLANETS 

Venus is not retrograde in 2019.  Mars is not retrograde in 2019.

Jupiter is retrograde in Fire sign Sagittarius April 10 – Aug 11.
Jupiter rules Sagittarius, so even though retrograde, it’s lucky in one of the best signs for Jupiter. 

Saturn is retrograde in Earth sign Capricorn April 30 – Sept 18
Under the influence of Capricorn, take care of health and tend to practical matters.

Uranus is retrograde in Fire sign Aries Jan 1 – 6 completing a retrograde cycle from 2018.
Uranus is retrograde in Earth sign Taurus Aug 11 –  Dec 31 continuing into 2020.

Neptune is retrograde  in Water sign Pisces June 21 – Nov 27.
Starts on Summer Solstice. If you feel unclear, contact me for a tarot card reading.

Pluto is retrograde in Earth sign Capricorn Apr 24 – Oct 2.
Pluto and Saturn are both in Capricorn for focus on earthly matters such as health, appreciation of Mother Earth, food, and finances.

 

2019 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.

Jan 5 2019 New Moon partial solar eclipse in 15 degrees Earth sign Capricorn. This new Moon also starts Ox month to apply energy to completing projects and attention to practical matters.

Jan 20 Full Moon total lunar eclipse in 0 degrees Fire sign Leo. This eclipse focus is art and self expression, so find and develop hidden talents to let them shine.

July 2 New Moon total solar eclipse in 10 degrees Water sign Cancer. Family, friends, and home life take center stage. Broken ties can be mended.

July 16 Full Moon partial lunar eclipse in 24 degrees Earth sign Capricorn. Focus on financial matters, work, and health. A good lunar cycle to get grounded mid year.

Dec 25 New Moon annular solar eclipse in 4 degrees Earth sign Capricorn. Again in Capricorn to focus on material matters, but also the holidays of Pig year to eat, drink, and be merry! 

 

2019 LUNAR MONTHS 

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New Moon in Aquarius February 4 2019 starts Fire Tiger month and year of the Earth Pig.

New Moon in Pisces March 6 starts Fire Rabbit month.

New Moon in Aries April 5 starts Earth Dragon month.

New Moon in Taurus May 4 starts Earth Snake month.

New Moon in Gemini June 3 starts Metal Horse month.

New Moon SOLAR ECLIPSE in Cancer July 2  starts Metal Sheep month. 

New Moon in Leo July 31 starts Water Monkey month.

New Moon in Virgo August 30 starts Water Phoenix (Rooster) month.

New Moon in Libra September 28 starts Wood Dog month. 

New Moon in Scorpio October 27 starts Wood Pig month. Pig month in Pig year.

New Moon in Sagittarius November 26 starts Fire Rat month.

New Moon SOLAR ECLIPSE in Capricorn December 25 2019 starts Fire Ox month.

New Moon in Aquarius January 26 2020 starts Earth Tiger month and year of the Metal Rat.

 

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