Nov 2019 News

Looking ahead to 2020 METAL RAT YEAR:

Metal Rat Year info

Feng Shui for Rat Year


NOVEMBER is Wood PIG Lunar Month 

Oct 27 – Nov 25 2019



October 27 2019 was a new moon in Scorpio. Water sign Scorpio rules the 8th house of sex, death, and rebirth. Anticipate strong insights during this lunar month!

The Sun, new Moon, Mercury and Venus were all in penetrating Scorpio. People can see larger patterns at work, and have greater understanding of life’s meaning. Mercury conjunct Venus makes it easier to share emotions, and tell loves one that you care.

This new Moon began the lunar month of the Wood Pig in this Earth Pig year, a double Pig month. Wood Pig is lively and social. Earth Pig appreciates the earthly pleasures of sex, fine food, and beautiful things.

So this new Moon starts the festive holiday season right now. Contact me to schedule your feng shui consultation for your home and office for the holidays. Transformation is for all, and is most powerful for Water signs Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer and those born in Pig, Rabbit, Sheep, and Tiger years.



Mercury retrograde began on October 31 for 3 weeks until November 20. Mercury is retrograde in Water sign Scorpio when emotions are strong, creating opportunities for new intimacy in relationships.



Nov 12 is a full Moon in Taurus. The Moon is exalted in Earth sign Taurus. Taurus rules the 2nd house of finances, material possessions, and security. This full Moon, and as the lunar cycle wanes, is time to focus on staying grounded and centered during change.

There’s also focus on art, love, and beauty because Taurus is ruled by Venus. This full Moon marks the peak of sensual Pig month in this Pig year. Double Pig energy is happy to enjoy the beauty and bounty of Mother Earth under the light of this full Taurean Moon.

The full Moon is opposite the Sun and retrograde Mercury both in Water sign Scorpio. People can be nostalgic or sentimental during Mercury retrograde, especially in a Water sign. Conflicting opinions, even memories, are due to fixed viewpoints. Mercury is retrograde until November 20. But we can still feel the retrograde influence until the new Moon on November 26.

Fortunately, the Sun and retrograde Mercury trine Neptune in Pisces. There can be psychological insights instead of judgments. There is more sensitivity to the moods of others, with empathy and understanding.
The full Moon trines Saturn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. Viewpoints and goals are more realistic, and that paves the way for growth and evolution. This is very helpful as Mars in Libra sextiles Jupiter in Sagittarius, a lucky Jupiter transit that’s favorable in business, is good for working with others, and often augers professional success.
Contact me for your astrology forecast as we head towards the 2020 New Year. Full Moon luck is strongest for Earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn and those born in Ox, Phoenix (Rooster), Dragon, and Pig years.



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

The 3 week Mercury retrograde cycles are most insightful for Water signs Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio.

2020 Feb 16 – March 9  Mercury retrograde in Water sign Pisces
Mercury retrograde in Pisces is brings increased sensitivity, and for some can bring psychic and highly intuitive feelings. Take time to read, dream, write, and 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 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. Read body language to interpret meaning. Investigations bring rewards.



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.



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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 Scorpio October 27 begins Wood Pig month. 

New Moon in Sagittarius November 26 begins Fire Rat month.

New Moon in Capricorn December 25 begins Fire Ox month.

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

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.