Dec 2019 News

Join me for my 2020 Year of the Metal Rat talk!
Sunday January 26 2020
2:00 – 4:00 PM
East West Bookshop
324 Castro Street
Mountain View CA
Link to tickets


Looking ahead to 2020 METAL RAT YEAR:

Metal Rat Year info

Feng Shui for Rat Year



Nov 26 – Dec 24 2019

Nov 26 2019 was a new Moon in Sagittarius. Fire sign Sagittarius rules the 9th house of travel, education, and exploration. This new Moon began the month of the Fire Rat. The element Fire bring passion and determination, and blends nicely with the creative energy of Fire sign Sagittarius.

This lunar month is good to think, plan, and organize — then put ideas into action. It’s also time to focus on finances because Rat cares about money.The new Moon, Sun, and Jupiter were in Sagittarius bringing good fortune, grace, and ease for this lunar cycle. Travel is highlighted, and opportunities can arrive quickly now that Mercury is no longer retrograde.

Luck is strongest for Fire signs Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo and those born in Rat, Ox, Dragon, and Phoenix (Rooster) years. This holiday season, contact me to arrange a tarot or astrology gift certificate for friends and relatives.



Dec 11 2019 is a full Moon in Gemini. Air sign Gemini rules the 3rd house of mind, ideas, and communication. The full Moon is opposite the Sun in Sagittarius, a mutable sign that like Gemini enjoys change, travel, and adventure.I

t’s a great time to be social, and attend holiday events during winter of this Pig year. Plus this full Moon marks the peak of Rat month. Rat is happy to chat, network, and socialize away the evenings.

The full Moon and Sun square Neptune in Pisces. Water sign Pisces brings plenty of creativity, but it’s not the time for big life-changing decisions.Fortunately, activities don’t get out of hand because Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are all in Earth sign Capricorn. There’s still a focus on practical issues, relationships can become steady, and people prefer to build on their current foundation. It’s easier to stay the path than find something new. Contact me to schedule your 2020 Metal Rat astrology forecast. Rat year is a time for plans.

Ease, enjoyment, and beauty are for all this holiday season full Moon. Luck is strongest for Air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius and those born in Rat, Tiger, and Dog years. 



Dec 21 is Winter Solstice, the longest night in the northern hemisphere, and the most yin time of the year.

The Sun leaves Fire sign Sagittarius and enters Earth sign Capricorn. The Moon will be in Scorpio.


Dec 25 is a new Moon in Capricorn that is a solar eclipse — on Christmas! The Moon conjuncts Mercury and Jupiter for a wonderful holiday, with much good fortune and love for all!

This new Moon is an eclipse, and the next full Moon will be an eclipse on Jan 10 2020. The full Moon lunar eclipse will be in Cancer, the sign opposite Capricorn.

There will be eclipses summer 2020 on June 5, June 20, and July 4. The final eclipses of 2020 will be Nov 30 and Dec 14. 



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.



Mercury is retrograde for 3 weeks 3 times a year. These upcoming Mercury Retrogrades are all in Water signs.

2020 Feb 16 – March 9  Mercury retrograde in Water sign Pisces
Mercury retrograde in Pisces brings increased sensitivity and highly intuitive feelings. Take time to read, dream, and write. Allow your mind and spirit to wander. When Mercury goes direct, you’ll have a new and stronger direction.

June 17 – July 12  Mercury retrograde in Water sign Cancer
Mercury retrograde in 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
Mercury retrograde in Scorpio is when emotions are strong, with the desire for new intimacy in relationships. Time to dig deep. Investigations bring rewards.



The celebrated Rat New Year date is January 25 2020 in Asia & most of the world.

The exact new Moon for those who want the astronomy detail is Pacific Time on Jan 24 at 1:42 PM.
This new Moon will be in Aquarius. Chinese New Year begins every year on a new Moon in Aquarius. Aquarius correlates to Tiger, so the 1st lunar month is the month of the Tiger. 



California Time Zone

There will be two CANCER NEW MOONS in June and July 2020.
There will be two METAL SNAKE NEW MOONS in April and May 2020.

New Moon in Capricorn December 25 2019 begins Fire Ox month.

New Moon in Aquarius January 24 2020 begins Earth Tiger month and Metal Rat year.
Celebrated on January 25.

New Moon in Pisces February 23 begins Earth Rabbit month.

New Moon in Aries March 24 begins Metal Dragon month.

New Moon in Taurus April 22 begins first Metal Snake month. 

New Moon in Gemini May 22 begins second Metal Snake month.

New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer June 20 also Summer Solstice begins Water Horse month.

New Moon in Cancer AGAIN July 20 begins Water Sheep month.

New Moon in Leo August 18 begins Wood Monkey month. 

New Moon in Virgo September 17 begins Wood Phoenix (Rooster) month. 

New Moon in Libra October 16 begins Fire Dog month. 

New Moon in Scorpio November 14 begins Fire Pig month

New Moon Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius December 14 begins Earth Rat month.  

New Moon in Capricorn January 13 2021 begins Earth Ox month.

New Moon in Aquarius February 12 2021 begins Metal Tiger month and Metal Ox year.