Happpy Fire Monkey Chinese New Year

The 4,713th Chinese New Year  begins at the New MOON in Aquarius Feb 8.

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Observed by 1, 377, 583, 156 people in China it is a YANG Red Fire Monkey Year. 

Chinese New Year Monkey

Monkey is a smart, naughty, wily and vigilant animal.  According to Chinese Five Elements Horoscopes, Monkey contains Metal and Water. Metal is connected to gold. Water is connected to wisdom and danger.  If you want to have good return for your money investment, then you need to outsmart the Monkey. Metal is also connected to the Wind. That implies the status of events will be changing very quickly. Think twice before you leap when making changes for your finance, career, business relationship and people relationship.

Former MONKEY YEARS: Must look at actual date when each Chinese Lunar New Year.  

2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932, 1920,1908  1896 and the UNITES STATES was born in a Fire Monkey Year. So it is NOT  a great year for the U.S. or any monkeys.  

We associate Monkeys with clever, close family oriented groups. MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO, 

MONKEY BUSINESS in the U.S.  is a slang term meaning unaccountable, wasting time, illegal, questionable. Monkynig around carries the same connotations.Keep that in mind of what we want to be on the lookout for. Especially combined with Western planets like Saturn in Sagittarius keeping things honest. 

FENG SHUI tips for 2016
The last Yang Fire Monkey years were in 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932, 1920,1908  1896  and each of the years were disastrous financially and politically and this year very special cures and enhancers are need more than ever.
 
The last two Monkey years were in 1992 and 2004 which sadly saw Asia devastated by a tsunami killing 200,000 and a large earthquake taking lives in Turkey so the likelihood of another disaster in 2016 is highly likely especially with America and Russia, ISIS in Syria and Iraq in conflict already although the good news is from a Feng Shui aspect 2016 should see a resolution more long term which is what the world needs.
In 2016 we have the #2 Black Star (Ju Men) visit the centre earth palace and it is a very inauspicious star and can cause disasters relating to political stability throughout the world and predicted stock market crashes/corrections amongst many other problems.  

 

Astrology Elements in 2016:
Lucky Colors: Light blue, Vermillion, White, gold 
Lucky Numbers: 4 and 6
Lucky Direction: North, North West, West
Avoid Direction: Southwest
Lucky Flowers: Chrysanthemums 
Charm: Pixiu (a Chinese mythical wild animal that could drive away evil spirits) and bracelet/necklace/ring (including Jade, Garnet, Rock Crystal, Citrine, Rose Quartz, Aquamerine, Amethyst or Red Agate) with a Monkey sign.  
  • Unlucky Numbers: 2, 5, 9
  • Unlucky Colors: red, black, grey, dark coffee
  • Unlucky Direction: east
FAMOUS MONKEYS:
Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Dickens, Yao Ming, Celine Dion, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Christina Aguilera, Diana Ross, Elizabeth Taylor, Alice Walker, Michael Douglas, Owen Wilson, Daniel Craig, Mick Jagger, Julius Caesar, Bette Davis, Annie Oakley, Eleanor Roosevelt, Betsy Ross, Cuba Gooding Jr., Gisele Bundchen, Kim Catrall, Cole Sprouse, Demi Lovato, Dylan Sprouse, Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, Empress Wu Zetian of China’s Tang Dynasty (618 – 907)
FENG SHUI TIPS
In the Southwest and South, try to place some real quartz crystal from the 4th February 2016 beginning of Solar New Year, or objects that are made from an earth material like ceramic and make sure they are square in shape as this represents earth, this will help enhance wealth and luck in your home or office in 2016. 
In the year of the Monkey, the bad energy called “Five Yellow” – symbolizing obstacles and misfortune, arrives at the NE. It is recommended that one hangs a metal wind chime in the NE of the house to dissolve this bad energy. The worst months will be in February, May, November, 2016
In Chinese Metaphysics, yang fire represents the sun and energy – heart and blood circulation. Yang fire also refers to the shoulder. Hence a fire year is easy to bring sickness of heart, blood, inflammation problem and shoulder pain. Metal in the human body is related to lung and breathing organ. With fire attacking metal, there is chance of flu and other breathing organ or skin problems.
The Monkey is strong metal element, in Chinese metaphysics it is a “Travelling Horse” and it clashes against the Tiger. Hence in a Monkey year there are more people travelling, in particular for people born in year and day of Tiger, Horse, Dog, and also people born in year or day of Pig, Rabbit, and Goat. 
See these sites: This article was compiled from various Chinese astrology sites. 
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Happy Birthday Canada, eh? Canuck Astrology from Tara Greene

It’s Canada’s 147th birthday, July 1st 2014. Happy Birthday True North Strong and Free.

I am a second generation Canadian on both sides of my family. Countries also have birth charts and on your birthday- when the Sun comes exactly to where it was when you- or the country was born, is a transit called a Solar Return astrology chart and it describes the entire year ahead. So lets see what’s up for Canada, eh?

CANADA Natal chart

Transits for July 1, 2014

Canada Astrology Tara Greene

OH CANADA

Most Astrologers use this Midnight chart as legally the day begins at midnight in Canada. 

CANADA- the GREAT WHITE NORTH – the 2nd largest land mass in the world,who nicknamed its new $1 and $2 coins the Loonie and Toonie after Loonie Tunes.

INSPIRATIONAL IMAGE OF THE DAY 

Canada Money Loonie Toonie Tara Greene

The CANADIAN LOONIE {left} and the TOONIE -$2 coin 

Home of the telephone-inventor  Alexander Graham Bell, the polar bear and the moose, maple syrup and poutine. The National Religion -HOCKEY- Sidney Crosby and Wayne Gretzky.The RED COATED Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Superman, Basketball, lacrosse, Hoser’s.  In Space-The Canada Arm-Tweeting and SPACE ODDITY Singing Astronaut Chris Hadfield. The discovery of Insulin by Banting and Best. Home of Media Guru Marshall McLuhan, architect Frank Gehry…

With a 2014 population of only 35 million there are many

 FAMOUS CANADIANS:  

 Singers/musicians Avril Lavigne, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, 

ACTORS: Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, Cory Monteith,  Michael J. Fox, Sandra Oh, Donald Sutherland, Keifer Sutherland, Keanu Reeves, Pamela Anderson,William Shatner of Star Trek, 

COMEDY: Jim Carrey, Seth Rogen, Lorne Michaels creator of SNL, HOwie Mandell, Rick Moranis, Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Mike Meyers,Dan Akroyd, 

Writer Margaret Atwood, Douglas Coupland, Robertson Davies. 

Classical pianist Glenn Gould.

READ ABOUT CANADA’S NATAL CHART in more depth on my website http://www.taratarot.com/id186.html

Canada  congratulations, you are having your 5th SATURN RETURN.

Your Natal SATURN- planet of testing, limitations, karma, history, corporate structure is at 17 degrees of Scorpio in your Natal 7th house of committed relationships, business ones for countries. Saturn has already made one pass over this point and now is Retrograde over that point and Saturn turns DIRECT near it  on July 20 @ 16+ degrees.

BUT CANADA also has PLUTO directly opposite Saturn in its birth chart.

Pluto is at 15 degrees of Taurus at the most powerful degree in the 1st house  of identity.

Saturn is also exactly opposing Pluto. Pluto is the Unconscious, the Psyche, soul, urge to power, secrets, manipulation, riches. Pluto is recycling, death and rebirth. Canada is indeed blessed with being a Pluto in TAURUS, resource rich in oil, minerals, fresh water, millions of acres of untouched wilderness place.

Saturn opposite Pluto is about POWER and CONTROL struggles. Who owns what? Ruthlessness, death and rebirth, secrets, PLUTOCRACY. 

Saturn will exactly conjunct that natal position on  August 27th.  This means Canada’s strength, power and identity is being exposed on the world’s stage. Power struggles over resources, oil,water rights, Northernmost parts of Canada-= territorial disputes. Jupiter will enter LEO and ENLARGE the STRUGGLE by squaring these points in late September and early October 2014, late February with Jupiter Retrograde- renegotiating,  and May of 2015 with Jupiter going direct again.

THE LOONIE Canada’s $1 coin called that affectionately by Canucks has slumped over the last year after staying neck and neck with the U.S. dollar for the last few years. Canada’s unemployment rate is relatively high and its economy relies mainly on high oil prices to prop up the notoriously environmentally degrading filthy Alberta Tara Sands- favourite boy toy of Prime Minister Harper.

Saturn by Transit also triggers Canada’s nice Grand Water trine to its natal Saturn, the South  Node and its CANCER SUN and URANUS.

If Canada doesn’t innovate -Uranus and change its past- South Node- it can be left behind.

CANADA has been under the influence of the GRAND CARDINAL CROSS

with URANUS on its ASCENDANT, Pluto in its Natal 10th house of being seen on the world’s stage going through a Power shift, CANADA SOARED through the 2008 world economy slump with all stars sailing and was the envied economy of the rest of the world. Mars in Libra in the 6th house of work on its Descendant and Jupiter in Cancer in its own 4th house- where there has been and continues to be massive flooding, in the Western prairies. 

URANUS is EXACTLY on Canada’s NEPTUNE and ASCENDANT NOW and the TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE on October 8 is at 15 degrees + of Aries, further magnifying the INTENSE, CHAOTIC, Neptunian -hard to see, undercover  EXPLOSIVE ENERGIES which are about to change Canada’s identity and future for the next 84 years. That’s one complete Uranus cycle.

CANADIANS need to get ready to wake up and start the spiritual and tech freedom revolution. 

URANUS and NEPTUNE change the world’s stage culturally. In their long cycles of 600 years, Astrologer Charles Jayne pointed out that during these two planets’s conjunction or opposition new religions and philosophies are born.

575 B.C. Buddha and Pythagoras were born. Confuscious in China. Jews in Babylonian captivity.

624 A.D. Mohammed leaves Mecca. Birth of Islam.

1821 conjunction. Founders of the Bahai religion are born. Joseph Smith converted to Mormonism.  Mary Baker Eddy- Christian Science, Unity; Thoreau and Walt Whitman born.   In 1821 Napoleon came saw conquered and lost.

REVOLUTION is Uranus and Neptune is religion so this can take the form of  Islamic Terrorists attempting to take over the Canadian government by force who are  already deeply implanted in Canada which could shake the foundations of democracy and religion. Alternatively the Canadian People may wake up and revolt.

URANUS is new technology and Canada is a service oriented economy and may LEAD the way in new tech. There may be some amazing groundbreaking discoveries in Medicine, just as Banting and Best did in the 20’s, new Scientific discoveries Neptune rules drugs, Pharmaceuticals; Uranus and Neptune are Transpersonal Planets affecting generations. Neptune rules  compassion, addictions, oil, debt, creativity, art, music, actors, loss of ego. Uranus conjunct Canada’s Ascendant and Neptune can create an ego- loss or an inflated illusory sense of identity based on something unreal. Uranus is weird, all encompassing- gay marriage rights, freedom, independence, collective leadership and Neptune is drugs, dropping out, getting stoned.

Prime Minister Harper has set Canada up on a very fragile platform of oil economics which in a matter of months could go belly up if some new cheap efficient technology totally supplanted it. 

CANADA is getting ready to get rocked. Can be all of these things at once and more. Uranus Neptune is unimagined freedom, brave new worlds. A confluence of tech and blow your mind Blissed out Oneness.

Many young people born n the early 90’s are born with this Uranus Neptune Conjunction in Capricorn and are also being affected by the GRAND CARDINAL CROSS Energy now.

CANADA’S South Node is in PISCES at 16 degrees in the 12th house of the hidden, spirituality, creativity, illusion, humility, secrets, oil, debt. Chiron, the wounded healer has been hovering over it and will continue to be there till February 2015.  Canada’s past- South Node – its Culture, religion, and compassion for its people as shown through its Universal Health Care system are all very vulnerable now with privatization being pushed by the Conservative government of Stephen Harper. This also indicates secretive, oily, self-undoing going on behind the scenes. Canada’s past is largely in the Unconscious. It’s compassion for all nations and religions- Pisces may be its downfall. 

CHIRON is also squaring Canada’s VENUS in GEMINI at 15 degrees in its 2nd house of resources. Canada must have two economies. Weak dollar, weak work force, indecisive leadership. Not enough creative thinking.

NEPTUNE in PISCES is sitting on CANADA’S NATAL JUPITER in its 12th house which is opposite its Natal Mars in VIRGO in its 6th house of health.

This is a lot of NEPTUNIAN energy affecting Canada now. Danger of being Unconscious, addicted, opting out, depressed, lethargic, deluded, unbounded, too vulnerable. MARTYRDOM. Jupiter expands whatever it touches. Jupiter is the ruler of Pisces in Tradition. Lots of empathy, too loose boundaries, avoidance, too much water, religion, illusions about power, strength. DEBT. Untenable position. Inflated prices.

Mars in Virgo in the 6th is a perfectionist and a workaholic. Neptune opposite that makes the workers foggy, dreamy, deluded. Drugging the masses with false promises. Amassing too much debt to keep up with an illusory lifestyle. A hard to distinguish malaise. Neptune does that. Wishful thinking en masse. The drug of nine to five- tick tock.  Unemployment, lay offs, downsizing.

On the positive side it can mean money to support the arts, re-establishing Corporate 1% donations mandatory for the arts. Awakening to the illusion of the terrible self-destruction of the addiction to oil and the Canadian weak economy that the Alberta Tar sands has on the entire country by pollution, global warming, etc.

SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all the beavers.

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OH CANADA I could drink a case of you Joni Mitchell  

LEONARD COHEN- translates Un Canadien Errant – French and English