Dec 2018 News


Dec 6 was a new Moon in Sagittarius. Mutable Fire sign Sagittarius rules the 9th house of travel, philosophy, and education. The new Moon, Sun, and Jupiter were all in Sagittarius for new ideas and interesting journeys. Time for a change of scenery, even a short day trip, now that Mercury is no longer retrograde as of this new Moon.

This new Moon began the month of the Wood Rat. In Chinese astrology, Rat is smart and clever. Rat can plan, structure, and organize. Plus Rat is very social and loves the pack, making this a good lunar month to network, make key connections, and expand your circle.

The element Wood represents growth and development, adding more enthusiasm and energy to daily activities. Rat excels in business so this can be an ideal time for year-end business negotiations, career positioning, and data collection and interpretation to create strategy. Contact me for your yearly astrology forecast for your business plans in 2019.

The new Moon and Sun were square Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces. Mars conjunct Neptune can bring discouragement, or a veil of confusion about ideals and goals. So be thorough before stepping forward with plans. Delusion or fantasy about partnerships will become clear under the influence of this Sagittarian new Moon because independent Sagittarius is known for direct and to-the-point communication.

Four planets were unaspected during this new Moon: Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto. For some, it might be difficult to find your center this lunar month. Should this occur, stay with Rat realism and focus on the details to stay grounded. Contact me for your tarot card reading if facing life choices. Luck is strongest for Fire signs Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo and those born in Rat, Ox, Dragon, and Monkey years.



Dec 21 is the solar holiday Winter Solstice, the longest night in the northern hemisphere, when the Sun enters cardinal Earth sign Capricorn.

The four major solar holidays are Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, Autumn Equinox, and Winter Solstice. Solstice is from the Latin solstitium. Sol means sun, and stit means stopped or stationary. 



Dec 22 is a full Moon in Water sign Cancer. Cancer rules the 4th house of home, family, and roots that sets the tone for a lovely holiday week. 

Many planets are in Water signs for increased empathy and sensitivity. Mercury conjuncts Jupiter in Sagittarius to communicate clearly and speak the truth. People are open to new viewpoints, and this is an excellent time for long-range planning.



March 5 – 28 2019  in Water sign Pisces
Mercury retrograde in Water sign Pisces is when communication is nuanced and subtle. People communicate more through emotions than rational thought. Read body language to interpret real meaning. If feelings are hurt, wait out the Mercury retrograde cycle to talk about it. 

July 7 – 31  in Fire sign Leo and Water sign Cancer
Mercury retrograde in Fire sign Leo is when communication is direct, and you can cover much ground. For some, it is time to roar! But watch out if people become bossy or demanding. 
Mercury retrograde in Water sign Cancer is when emotions come to the surface, with care about home and family.

Oct 31 – Nov 20  Mercury retrograde in Water sign Scorpio
Mercury retrograde in Water sign Scorpio is when emotions are strong, with new intimacy in relationships. Under the influence of Scorpio, secrets can be revealed.



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 tho 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 LUNAR MONTHS in Earth Pig Year 

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New Moon SOLAR ECLIPSE in Capricorn January 5 2019 starts Wood Ox month.

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 in Cancer July 2 starts Metal Sheep month. Total Solar Eclipse.

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 in Capricorn December 25 2019 starts Fire Ox month. Annular Solar Eclipse.

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



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! 


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