Nov 2018 News


Nov 7 2018 was a new Moon in Scorpio that set the tone for this lunar month. Water sign Scorpio rules the astrological 8th house of sex, death, and rebirth making Scorpios compassionate and extremely intuitive. The new Moon and Sun in Scorpio trined Neptune in Water sign Pisces, bringing strong insights and emotional understanding. Creativity is enhanced, and people are more idealistic. 

This new Moon began the lunar month of the Water Pig. Pig is a generous soul with a good heart. The element Water adds kindness and empathy. Pig month is a time of peace making when kind actions are rewarded, and people can work together in harmony. Pig is diplomatic, and can be both giving and forgiving, so use Pig’s magnanimous energy this month to build bridges.

Under the influence of fun and optimistic Pig, let the holidays begin! Pig appreciates a good party and all the fine things in life, especially good food. So eat, drink, be merry, and enjoy community. Venus in Libra trines Mars in Aquarius for festive times and luck in love. 

Honest Pig can sometimes be naive, so be sure that no one takes advantage of you this month, especially in financial dealings. If feeling stressed, this Water Pig lunar month is ideal to take a healing vacation, relax, and not work so hard. If traveling, note Mercury retrograde begins on Nov 16.



Nov 8 Jupiter entered Sagittarius, starting a fortunate year for Fire signs Sagittarius, Aries & Leo especially Sagittarius.

Jupiter is in Sagittarius til Dec 2019. Jupiter rules Sagittarius, adding to the good fortune & expansion. 



Traditionally in astrology, Mercury retrograde is a time of miscommunication, technology problems, and items lost or misplaced. But in this Earth Dog year, Mercury retrograde can be a time to follow through, keep your word, and complete projects. Communication planet Mercury is retrograde for three weeks.

Nov 16 – 30 Mercury is retrograde in Fire sign Sagittarius to move quickly and complete tasks. Time to separate truth from fiction. Use caution to not speak so directly that conflict is created and viewpoints are polarized.

Dec 1 – 6 Mercury is retrograde in Water sign Scorpio  when emotions come to the surface. There can be new intimacy in relationships.

We feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on Dec 6, the exact day Mercury goes direct, that begins a new lunar cycle and Wood Rat month. 



Nov 22 2018 is a full Moon in Gemini. Air sign Gemini brings action, movement, and excitement. And this full Moon is on Thanksgiving! How perfect for a full Moon feast in this Pig month, and to enjoy family and friends. 

Also on Nov 22, the Sun enters Fire sign Sagittarius. The Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter are conjunct in Sagittarius for adventure and opportunities for new experiences. There’s enthusiasm and optimism about new ideas for future growth. Jupiter rules Sagittarius, adding to the good fortune. With Mercury retrograde until December 6, be flexible with delays.

Mars, in early degrees of Pisces, squares the full Moon, Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter. So not all activities are worth pursuing, and there could be a few false starts. What is most important will naturally come into focus. What is too chaotic can fall by the wayside. Contact me for your tarot card reading to determine the difference.

This Thanksgiving, our hearts are with the many people, animals, and plants affected by the devastating fires here in California. The brave and selfless first responders are heroes to us all. We have so much to be thankful for.


Looking ahead to 2019 MERCURY RETROGRADES

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.


2018 LUNAR MONTHS in Earth Dog Year

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New Moon in Scorpio November 7 starts Water Pig month.

New Moon in Sagittarius December 6 starts Wood Rat month.

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


2019 LUNAR MONTHS in Earth Pig Year 

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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