Feb 2019 News


Feb 4 2019 was a new Moon in Aquarius that began the month of the Fire Tiger and the year of the Earth Pig, also celebrated on Feb 5. Chinese New year begins on the second new Moon after Winter Solstice.

2019 is the year of the Earth Pig, the fortunate golden Pig, a time to make peace and enjoy life. Pig is a year for harmony and fellowship when kind actions are rewarded. People can work together with good will and enjoy community.

Earth Pig info

Feng Shui for Pig Year



February 19 2019 is a full Moon in Virgo. Earth sign Virgo brings analytical discernment to make detailed plans, yet see the big picture. Fortunately, the Virgo full Moon trines both Mars and Uranus to assert yourself, and get things done. Follow up with contacts, and complete what you can, before Mercury retrograde begins on March 5 until March 28.

This full Moon marks the peak of the Fire Tiger month. Dynamic Tiger energy is very helpful, bringing courage to take action for advancement. In this Fire tiger month, instincts are sharpened and people can be more perceptive. You can get right to the point because Tiger is too impatient for long explanations.


The Sun, Mercury, and Neptune are all in Water sign Pisces for heightened sensitivity. This is the kind of astrology transit when you think of someone, then run into them! And it’s an excellent transit to develop your spiritual interests, even learn to read tarot cards. A place to start is with my The Complete Tarot Kit.

Venus, Saturn, and Pluto are all in Earth sign Capricorn to keep life grounded. Practical form-follows-function creativity is just starting in this Earth Pig year, an excellent year to enjoy cooking or start a garden this spring. All the beauty and bounty of Mother Earth is appreciated in this golden Earth Pig year.

Luck is strongest for Earth signs Virgo, Capricorn, and Taurus and those born in Tiger, Horse, Dog, and Pig years. Contact me for your Pig year tarot card reading, astrology forecast, or feng shui consultation to start a fortunate new year.



for your 2019 travel plans:

March 5 – 28 in Water sign Pisces
Mercury retrograde in Pisces is when communication is nuanced and subtle. People communicate more through emotions than rational thought. 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 Leo is when communication is direct, and you can cover much ground. But slow down if people become bossy or demanding. 
Mercury retrograde in Cancer is when emotions come to the surface. Emphasis on communication about home and family.

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.



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.



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 in Earth Pig Year 

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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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