Archive for January 2014

Gung Hay Fat Choi – Chinese Lunar New Year, 1/31/14

The Year of the Horse, Chinese year 4712, begins on Friday, January 31, 2014. 2014, a horse year, is expected to be an upbeat time, filled with energy (horse power?) and general good fortune.  chinese new year 2014... 2

BTW: with the Chinese calendar, each of the 12 months is represented by an animal: Rat, Horse, Ox, Sheep, Tiger, Monkey, Rabbit, Rooster, Dragon, Dog, Snake, Pig.

Gong Hay Fat ChoiHappy New Year!

 

FYI: The Chinese Lunar New Year, unlike the “Sun” calendar, can begin on a different date each year

Aquarius New Moon Thurs, Weekend Moon in Pisces

Astro New Moon CrescentOn Jan 30, 2014, an Aquarius New Moon will give power and possibilities to our group actions. The Uranus ruled Air sign wants us involved with humanitarian issues – exercise those revolutionary muscles by joining or creating movements with the aim of defeating the status quo. Regardless of what’s going on, it will speak to Aquarian need for independence, love of the radical and different.

Friday evening, January 31, 2014, the Moon slips into emotional water sign Pisces for the weekend. Dreamy, vague, sensitive, impressionable – focus may be difficult. Don’t take on the troubles of the world. Good news for artists – great time for creativity and imagination. Keep pen handy to jot down any useful night or day dreams.

Have a great weekend!

Scorpio & Sag – What a Combo!

Astro moon-waning-crescent-lOn Friday January 24, 2014, the Lunar orb is solidly in the middle of the sensitive, sensual, sizzling 8th sign of the Zodiac. A Scorpio Moon can render us focused, fierce and fearless. You may want to ratchet down some of the accompanying emotion and intensity to save room for tapping into the natural seductive energy of this Water sign. Use it to get what or who you want.

Then beginning Saturday evening, it’s all about Sagittarius influences, with planet ruler lucky Jupiter, a Fiery Sag Moon is time for big thoughts, big plans and big dreams. It can lift our spirits, thereby making us good natured and charming companions.

Have a super weekend!

 

Aquarius Sun – A Walk On The Wild Side!

astrology_chartwheel 2The Sun enters unpredictable, independent Aquarius on Sunday January 19, 2014 – but not necessarily wild and crazy. It doesn’t have to be outrageous and out of the box, however, we can be original, inventive and sometimes revolutionary when under the influence of the Airy, 11th sign of the Zodiac. Don’t be surprised, Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet of sudden changes and unexpected events. We can all tap into these vibrations regardless of our personal Sun sign.

Aquarians tend to be more intellectual than emotional, with a concern for others that is authentic and matter of fact. A stubborn, people oriented sign, they care, they are involved and they can be pretty determined to find resolutions to issues that touch them. All about team, caring about neighbors and the community is the Aquarian way of being. We may feel an urge to join a rally, march and protest for any cause deemed to be just.

Freedom loving Aquarians are great to have around. Taking risks, being on the edge, or ledge – sounds intense, but it’s done with humor. If you’re going to spend time enrolling people into saving the world, you might as well have fun doing it.

Sun into Aquarius January 19, 2014 = 10:51 PM EST / 7:51 PM PST

*Gemstone: Blue Tiger’s Eye *Power color: Ultramarine blue * Body Part: Ankles

BTW: don’t get confused – even though the Astrology symbol is the “Water Bearer”, Aquarius is an Air sign!

 

Get Ready For Full Moon in Cancer!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014, finds us with a Full Moon in the nurturing, sensitive Water sign of Cancer at 11:52 PM EST/ 8:52 PM PST. So, as a “New” Moon is best for beginning projects- starting something new, implementation of ideas – the “Full” phase (Moon opposes the Sun in the sky, as it  “wanes” on its way to the 3rd and 4th quarters) is optimum for the finalization of projects, plans, etc.

Astro Moon FullCancer is family and home focused, so completing old business may involve where you live – clearing out the old, giving space to the new. Gather up and give away anything no longer useful or positive in your space, whether it be things, feelings  or conversations. Good time to get rid of what’s “done and dusted” and move on to what’s next.  

FYI: The Moon shifts into regal, Fiery Leo early the next morning, however, “Full” energy remains for approximately 10 days. Crystallization is best done during the final Moon quarters. The circle begins again at the next New Moon phase, January 30th.

 

Solid Taurus, Flighty Gemini – What a Weekend!

Astro New Moon CrescentOn Friday January 10, 2014, a sensual Taurus Moon works its magic until a multi tasking Gemini Lunar orb brings a different kind of energy early Saturday morning until Sunday. Sensual, earthy, Venus ruled Taurus and chatty, airy, Mercury ruled Gemini should make for a social weekend – tender romance, delicious food, entertaining conversation, high or low brow literary pursuits – not bad!

For the next few days, take advantage of the moods and influences available in the universe due to the changing Zodiac Moon signs. However, note that although Taurus can be loving and full of charm, it can also be stubborn and determined. While Gemini’s quickness can make us clever and versatile, it can sometimes make us a little flighty and distracted. So, be self aware and choose to use whichever traits work best for you depending upon, time, place and company.

 Have a great weekend!

 

Sun Signs & Their Elements, Modes…

There are 12 signs of the Zodiac. In addition to the characteristics that have been assigned to the Sun sign, each will also have traits of one of 4 Elements – Air, Fire, Water, Earth and exhibit the behaviors of one of 3 Modes or types –  Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable. These traits and behaviors add depth to the personality of a Zodiac sign. We are not one dimensional – we have Astrological layers!

Elements: (Triplicities)

Air: Analytical, communicative, cerebral- Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Water: Emotional, sensitive, artistic – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Fire: Enthusiastic, energetic, volatile – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Earth: Dependable, practical, material – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

 

Modes or Type: (Quadriplicities)

Cardinal: Initiators, leaders – Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn (Notice that they follow the Equinox/Solstice seasonal changes in North America)

Fixed: Focused, stubborn – Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius

Mutable: Flexible, changeable – Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces

A Sun sign along with its Element and Mode can contribute to how we operate, how we respond and often how we get along with one another.

FYI: Air signs are most compatible with Fire signs and Earth signs are most compatible with Water signs. But, as always – it’s all good.


Creative, Hazy Pisces Weekend Moon

Astro New Moon CrescentOn Saturday morning, January 4, 2014, the Moon floats into Water sign Pisces for the weekend. Sensitive and impressionable, we may experience vibrant dreams, imaginings, relaxing of boundaries and cravings to escape. Generally, this can all be fine – great for creativity, but not so much if reality loses anchor.

Neptune, planet ruler of this 12th Zodiac sign, can infuse us with feelings of vulnerability and compassion, blur life’s edges and fog what is genuine.  Do remain grounded and sober. If there is something important to be done, get a grip, focus and handle it, but if it can wait, hold off until things are clearer, less vague.

 (Monday brings a total shift – an energetic, forceful, impulsive Aries Moon.)