March 2019 News


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

Earth Pig year is 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.

Earth Pig info

Feng Shui for Pig Year



From March 5 to March 28, communication planet Mercury is retrograde in Water sign Pisces.
People communicate through their emotions. Impressions are strong, but not always clearly conveyed. If there are miscommunications, wait out the Mercury retrograde cycle to discuss it.

Apply the usual Mercury retrograde precautions such as allowing extra time for travel, driving slowly and carefully, and backing up important technology files.


FIRE RABBIT Month March 6 – April 4 

March 6 was a new Moon in Pisces. The new Moon, Sun, Mercury, and Neptune were all in Pisces that sets the tone for this lunar month. This planetary stellium can inspire dreams and ideas about new goals. People are guided by their emotions, and have increased sensitivity to their surroundings. You can succeed by following your hunches, and being receptive to the feelings of others. 

This new Moon begins the month of the Fire Rabbit. Under the influence of peaceful and artistic Rabbit, this lunar month can be time for socializing, family gatherings and pleasure — especially in this Pig year. Use Rabbit’s innate sense of kindness and diplomacy to smooth over rough edges. Rabbit month is lucky in this Pig year because Rabbit and Pig are highly compatible. Pig’s generous nature can allow everyone to win.


March 20 2019 is a full Moon in Libra. Air sign Libra is represented by a scale, a symbol of balance. Libra rules the 7th house of partnerships, making this full Moon a time for balance in your close relationships.

During this full Moon, Mercury squares Jupiter, sextiles Saturn, and conjuncts Neptune. So no one wants to be quiet. People might have big ideas, yet not be clear on the details. Note that Mercury is still retrograde until March 28.

Tonight is a Super Moon that will appear larger in the night sky. At the lunar peak of this Fire Rabbit month, diplomacy and compromise lead to success.



March 20 is also Spring Equinox, the solar point of equal day and equal night on Earth. Now is the beginning of spring, the time of rebirth and new growth. The Sun enters Fire sign Aries to stay active as the lunar cycle wanes.

This is an ideal time for spring cleaning, so contact me for a feng shui consultation or tune-up to support your spring renewal. Luck is strongest for Air signs Libra, Gemini, and Aquarius and those born in Dog, Tiger, Rabbit, and Horse years.



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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