July 2019 News


Earth Pig info

Feng Shui for Pig Year


METAL SHEEP MONTH July 2 -30 2019

July 2 2019 was a new Moon eclipse in Cancer. Water sign Cancer rules the 4th house of family, home, and the importance of nurturing self and others. This new Moon begins the month of the Metal Sheep that’s naturally fortunate in a Pig year.

Sheep is a gentle and artistic soul. The element Metal represents the clean, pristine environment in feng shui. Time to pare down, give away, and refine during Sheep month. 

There are two eclipses in July: this new Moon solar eclipse, and on July 16 a full Moon lunar eclipse. Eclipses can bring insights and emotional energy.



Mercury is retrograde for three weeks, three times a year. During this Sheep month, Mercury is retrograde in Fire sign Leo and Water sign Cancer.

July 7 – 18 Mercury is retrograde in Leo is when communication is direct. Just slow down if people become too demanding. Mercury conjuncts Mars, newly in Leo, that can bring disputes or reckless reactions but is softened by the influence of peacemaker Sheep.

July 19 – 31 Mercury is retrograde in Cancer when emotions come to the surface to communicate about home and family. Luck is strongest for Water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces and those born in Sheep, Horse, Pig, and Rabbit years.



July 16 2019 is a full Moon eclipse in Capricorn. Earth sign Capricorn rules the 10th house of career, wealth, and status in society. This full Moon eclipse conjuncts Saturn and Pluto bringing attention to finances and career.

What is hidden can come to light during an eclipse, so time to organize finances, especially before Metal Rat year 2020 that will be focused on money, both personal and global finance. Contact me to find where this Capricorn eclipse is in your birth chart with your six month astrology forecast.

The Sun and Venus in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces is a positive influence for relationships to temper Moon conjunct Saturn seriousness, and eclipse with Pluto emotional intensity. There’s increased sensitivity to beauty, people enjoy affection and romance, and have a desire to know more, to dig deeper. Compassion and tenderness are very valued during this Sheep month.

Mercury is still retrograde until July 31. Yet there can be positive forward movement as Mars in Leo trines Jupiter in rulership sign Sagittarius. There’s an easier flow of energy, with a nice blend of Mars ambition with Jupiter confidence and idealism.

Luck is strongest for Earth signs Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo and those born in Snake, Rat, Phoenix (Rooster), and Sheep years.



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 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.



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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