Sept 2019 News

Looking ahead to 2020 METAL RAT YEAR:

Metal Rat Year info

Feng Shui for Rat Year


SEPTEMBER is Water PHOENIX (Rooster) Month 

Aug 30 –  Sept 27, 2019

August 30 2019 was a new Moon in Virgo. Earth sign Virgo rules the sixth house of health, work, and service. The Sun, new Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars are all in Virgo. They all trined Uranus in Taurus that is extremely fortunate!

Five Uranus trines can shake things up and bring radical change, sudden luck, and great opportunities. The new ideas and inspiration of Uranus can be made real in Earth signs Virgo and Taurus. This lunar month is the cycle to get the job done, or prepare and lay the foundation for new endeavors.

Uranus trine the Sun can bring creative and exciting change. Just don’t be too conservative or hesitant. Uranus trine the new Moon and Venus can bring healing change to your emotional life. A new love interest or friends who are different from the norm truly expand your circle. Personal surroundings can suddenly be refreshed. Contact me for your feng shui consultation to pave the way.

Uranus trine Mercury is excellent for mental stimulation, with interest to learn new skills and enhance knowledge. Plus this is an very good lunar month for travel. Uranus trine Mars is great for self assertion, physical strength, and the ability to take power and action.

More good fortune is that the Sun, new Moon, Venus, and Mars trined Saturn in Capricorn. Saturn trine the Sun allows progress with few obstacles, even winning recognition for achievements. Saturn trine the new Moon brings emotional equilibrium. Saturn trine Venus is excellent for stability in relationships, with a realistic understanding and clear vision for future goals. Both personal and business relationships are favored.

Saturn trine Mars brings strength to work hard with a wide perspective, yet not neglect details. Energy can flow to plan, structure, and organize for long-lasting contributions through work and service. Virgo traits of attention to detail, organizational abilities, and sense of discernment come together to create a successful harvest this autumn.

This new Moon began the month of the Water Phoenix (Rooster). Phoenix qualities of boldness and bravery lead to favorable outcomes. Uranian innovation and luck is for all, and is most transforming for Earth sign Virgo, Capricorn, and Taurus and those born in Phoenix, Ox, Dragon, and Horse years.



September 13 2019 was a full Moon in Pisces. Water sign Pisces rules the 12th house of spirituality and intuition. This was the annual Harvest Moon, the full Moon closest to  Autumn Equinox, that brings a sense of harvest and abundance. The full Moon conjuncted Neptune for deep insights and stronger empathy.

The two week waning Moon cycle is an ideal time to release emotional baggage of the past, especially in relationships. Very helpful is that Mercury and Venus enter Libra on September 14. Libra love of harmony and peace brings focus to intimate relationships to find balance, with less need for criticism.

People might feel a bit scattered with many mutable planets in the heavens at this time. The full Moon in mutable Water sign Pisces squares Jupiter in mutable Fire sign Sagittarius, and is opposite the Sun and three planets in mutable Earth sign Virgo. The missing mutable Air sign is Gemini, so Geminis in particular could feel overwhelmed. Contact me for guidance with a tarot or astrology consultation. 

This full Moon marks the peak of Phoenix month, a time for bravery and transformation. Doors of perception are opened most powerfully for Water signs Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio and those born in Rabbit, Sheep, Dog, and Pig years.


OCTOBER is Wood DOG Month 

Sept 28 – Oct 26, 2019

Sept 28 2019 is a new Moon in Libra. Air sign Libra rules the 7th house of marriage and relationships. This new Moon begins the month of the Dog when honesty and integrity are championed. DOG



Mercury is retrograde for 3 weeks 3 times a year, and in 2020 all are in Water signs.

The 3 week Mercury retrograde cycles in Water signs are most insightful for the 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.



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.

2019 Dec 25 New Moon solar eclipse in 4 degrees Earth sign Capricorn. 

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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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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