Oct 2019 News

Looking ahead to 2020 METAL RAT YEAR:

Metal Rat Year info

Feng Shui for Rat Year


OCTOBER is Wood DOG Month 

Sept 28 – Oct 26 2019

September 28 2019 was a new Moon in Libra. Air sign Libra rules the 7th house of marriage and partnership, making this an ideal lunar cycle to focus on relationships. The new Moon, Sun, Mercury, and Venus were all in Libra bringing opportunities for balance and harmony with everyone.

This new Moon began Wood DOG month from September 28 to October 26. There is a sense of fair play, especially in business transactions and legal negotiations. Under the influence of watchful, faithful Dog, honesty and integrity are championed. The element Wood adds gentle strength and fast growth. Luck is strongest for those born in Dog, Tiger, Horse, and Pig years and the Air signs Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini.



October 13 2019 was a full Moon in Aries. Fire sign Aries rules the 1st house of courage, creative potential, and self expression. This full Moon brings a window of opportunity to make progress under the influence of brave, fiery Aries. Energy is strong to take action, and maintain direction with your goals. Mercury goes retrograde on Halloween, so set plans in motion now or complete what is already in progress. 

This full Moon marked the peak of Dog month when loyalty is important, and so is telling the truth. If you sniff out that something is not fair or is not right, go with your gut instincts just like a real dog. Mercury conjuncts Venus in Scorpio to be naturally more attuned and follow your senses. And a good time to schedule your tarot card reading!

Very fortunate is that Jupiter trines the full Moon, and sextiles the Sun in Libra. These transits bring optimism, opportunities, and good luck. People are more friendly, with concern for the welfare of others. The holidays start early in this generous Pig year, a time to eat, drink, and enjoy life.

The full Moon and Sun square Saturn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto can bring emotional intensity in relationships. So if it’s not easy to work collectively with colleagues, then work independently like an Aries. Should a power struggle occur, that’s an indication it’s time for less focus on work and more focus on home. 



Oct 31 is Halloween, the solar point between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice. This is the final harvest time, the ending of the agricultural cycle until spring. Children are rewarded with tricks and treats, and departed loved ones are remembered during Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, celebrated on Nov 2. 

Exactly on Halloween begins the final Mercury retrograde of 2019 that lasts until Nov 20. Mercury is retrograde in Scorpio when emotions are strong, with the need for new intimacy in relationships. Read body language to interpret meaning.


NOVEMBER is Wood PIG Month 

Oct 27 – Nov 25 2019

The new Moon in Scorpio on October 27 begins the month of the Wood Pig. This is the Pig month in this Pig year, making this a double Pig month! Time to eat, drink, and be merry.



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.

2019 Oct 31 – Nov 20  Mercury retrograde in Water sign Scorpio
The final retrograde of 2019 is Mercury retrograde in Scorpio when emotions are strong, with the need for new intimacy in relationships. Read body language to interpret meaning. 

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.