Dragon month began on the new Moon in Aries on April 18, and lasts until May 17. This Dragon lunar cycle is time to take action before Mercury goes retrograde on May 18. This lunar cycle is also fortunate to plant seeds for new growth and long-range development. Spring and summer are the action seasons of this Wood Sheep year so energy is with you to accomplish your goals.
You might feel increased power and strength during Metal Dragon month. The Metal Dragon, or white Dragon, is dynamic and intense. There is a sense of karma or fate in even the smallest interactions this month. Mighty Dragon is the most powerful sign of the Chinese zodiac, a strong leader who brings luck, prosperity, and rain.
So use the energy of the white Dragon to get going this spring. Know you can call me at 415.642.8019 or email email@example.com to schedule your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation. Luck is with everyone to take action, and is most fortunate for the Fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius and those born in Dragon, Monkey, and Rat years.
FULL MOON in SCORPIO
Friday May 1, 2015 marked the point between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. And Sunday May 3 was a full Moon in Scorpio. Water sign Scorpio is powerful and passionate. Plus this full Moon occured in the middle of strong Dragon month. So life events can seem intensified, with a rush to complete things, as this lunar cycle wanes down.
This Scorpio full Moon trined Neptune and Chiron, a minor planet (formerly classified as an asteroid) used in astrology that is symbolic of healing. There is more creative inspiration and sensitivity to the moods of others. Full Moon trine Chiron is an ideal time to explore alternative medicine and different healing modalities. This full Moon was in a harmonious sextile to Pluto, and the Sun in Taurus trines Pluto, for breakthroughs with both emotional understanding and with your health.
The full Moon and Sun squared Jupiter in Leo. These are fortunate squares because Jupiter is involved. They add energy to get ahead and accomplish goals, and emotions are more powerful bringing compassion and benevolence. The challenge is to not overdo or overextend in this Dragon month.
Stay aware of communication dynamics because Mercury is opposite Saturn and squares Neptune. It’s best to slow down and be thorough, and get your facts and details organized before Mercury goes retrograde on May 18 for three weeks until June 11. Jupiter continues to trine Uranus for sudden luck and good fortune, and Uranus continues to square Pluto for political change on a global scale.
METAL SNAKE MONTH
The new Moon on May 17 at 9:13 pm begins the month of the Metal Snake. This lunar cycle is time to shed skins of the past, recycle, and clean out the old. In feng shui, the Metal environment is clean, pristine, and well organized. Time to do a big spring cleaning!
Snake, Sheep, and Rabbit are the artists of the Chinese zodiac so this Snake month in Sheep year is perfect to beautify your environment. Communication planet Mercury goes retrograde May 18 for three weeks until June 11, so use these three weeks to make any necessary changes in your home and workplace.
This new Moon is in the sensual Earth sign Taurus, a sign ruled by Venus. Carve out time to slow down and smell the roses. Cultivate art and beauty wherever you find it. Luck is with everyone to appreciate love and beauty, and is most fortunate for the Earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn and those born in Snake, Phoenix (Rooster), and Ox years.
MERCURY RETROGRADES 2015
Communication planet Mercury is retrograde for three weeks three times a year. Mercury will be retrograde in Air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
January 21 – February 11 in Air sign Aquarius. Good for think tank, new ideas, and networking. Mercury is exalted in Aquarius, the best sign for Mercury.
May 18 – June 11 in Air sign Gemini. Mercury is comfortable in its rulership sign Gemini.
September 11 – October 9 in Air sign Libra. Relationships will be important under the influence of Libra.
2015 WOOD SHEEP YEAR
Chinese New Year begins on the second new Moon after Winter Solstice. Sheep year is time of healing and diplomacy. What is of value is intimacy, family, and close friendships. We can be more caring, kind, and sensitive with each other. Develop a gentle heart, open to love and acceptance on all levels.
Another theme of Sheep year is to express your creative side. Now is the time for artistic development and cultivation of beauty. Sheep year is most fortunate for Sheep, and for Sheep’s most compatible signs Rabbit, Horse, and Pig. Sheep correlates to the Western sign Cancer. Click here for more Sheep year info.
Chinese astrology is based on the 5 elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water.
2015 is a WOOD Sheep year. Like fresh growth in springtime, a Wood year is time for rebirth and transformation in all areas of your life! Now is the year to grow, branch out, and explore your creativity. Sheep’s earthly branch is the element Fire, and Wood feeds Fire, so this is a naturally fortunate year.
LUNAR MONTHS in 2015
Water and Wood months are most favorable in this Wood year.
Rabbit, Horse, Sheep, and Pig months are most fortunate in a Sheep year.
Fire OX was January 20. Earth TIGER was February 18 that began the Chinese New Year of the Wood Sheep. Earth RABBIT was March 20. Metal DRAGON was April 18. Metal SNAKE is May 17. Water HORSE is June 16. Water SHEEP is July 15. Wood MONKEY is August 14. Wood PHOENIX (Rooster) is September 12. Fire DOG is October 12. Fire PIG is November 11. Earth RAT is December 11.
OUTER PLANETS IN TRANSIT BY SIGN
The farther from the Sun, the slower the transit:
URANUS IN ARIES
Uranus, planet of radical change and revolution, is in the the fiery leadership sign Aries until May 2018. Uranus is the planet of rebellion, with a big urge to break away and be free, especially when expressed through the pioneering spirit of Fire sign Aries. Aries correlates to the powerful Dragon so anticipate fast change, revolution, and evolution all over the world. Uranus is known for erratic mercurial activity with flashes of insight and genius. Uranus is a higher vibration of Mercury.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
February 3 2012 dream planet Neptune entered Water sign Pisces until spring 2025. This is a perfect pairing of the ocean god Neptune who is naturally most comfortable in any of the Water sign Pisces, Cancer, or Scorpio. Neptune in Pisces brings creativity, intuition, and spiritual connections. This sets the tone for an entire generation, the new Piscean Neptunians. I do not agree with internet postings that suggest Neptune in Pisces is bad and means drug addiction, illusion, and fantasy. Instead, bring on the new wave of creativity and inspiration from spirit, dreams, and inner worlds. Neptune is a higher vibration of Venus.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
The U.S. Recession began in Earth Rat year 2008 when Pluto entered Capricorn. The planet Pluto symbolizes death, rebirth, and transformation. Pluto is named after the Roman god of the underworld, a god of wealth because the riches of the Earth are in his domain: gold, silver, oil, diamonds, minerals, and precious gems. Pluto will be in the pragmatic earth sign of Capricorn until spring 2023. So the world plutocracy, governments of wealthy men (plutocrats) can now be transformed. Change will be slow in coming about income disparity, but the transformation has already begun.
Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn is being played out on the world stage as a fight for radical change between freethinkers and the dominant power structure. Pluto is represented by a plutocracy or government of wealthy men (especially in Earth sign Capricorn), who fight to support their status quo. Rebel Uranus leads the way with Americans marching in the streets. The last square of Pluto and Uranus was the Occupy Wall Street movement, an example of the old plutocracy being questioned. During this current Uranus square Pluto transit, the structure of the police department is being questioned as Black Lives Matter. And income disparity is a political topic. If protests seems violent or sudden, note that Pluto is a transpersonal form of Mars.