FIRE PHOENIX YEAR 2017

Happy Chinese New Year! January 27 2017 is a new Moon in Aquarius at 4:07 pm PST that begins the year of the Phoenix (Rooster). Some translations refer to 2017 as Rooster year or Chicken year, but I use the translation Phoenix because it brings opportunities for rebirth and transformation.

Phoenix year is fortunate for all Phoenixes, and for Phoenix’s most compatible signs OxSnake, and Dragon. Phoenix energy can, at times, be challenging for Rabbit. Phoenix correlates to the Western sign Virgo.

phoenix-plateThe Way of the Phoenix

Phoenix is a brilliant, inspirational, and fearless visionary. The element Fire is perfect for Phoenix because Fire brings strength, passion, bravery, and leadership. So now is the year to break free, claim your destiny, and overcome obstacles. You can heal past actions, even past lives, with your new awareness.

Success in Phoenix Year

phoenix-strengthThree tips for success are:

First, pay attention to your health. This is the year to exercise, get in shape, and eat well. If you are exhausted after Fire Monkey 2016, then 2017 is especially your year to focus on health, healing, and restoration.

Bad back for years, not seen a dentist, want to change your weight, or any type of delay in dealing with your health? This is the year to finally address health issues, and not let health challenges drag on. Same with your home. Time to clean out the old and unused, and live more efficiently in this Fire bird year.

Second is to organize your finances. Deal with any debt, plan, budget, and be aware of your spending. Those born in Phoenix year are naturally very good at accounting, can find a bargain, and appreciate thrift as do Phoenix’s best friends Ox and Snake.

Third is to work hard with focus. 2017 is the year to apply yourself in your career. Be persistent, yet flexible. This is not the time to goof off or take your job for granted. Phoenix year is work before play, so get organized and contribute on the job. For some, it may feel like beak to the grindstone with superiors criticizing or micromanaging.  But stay strong and do the work! Excuses will not be tolerated in a no-nonsense Phoenix year.

Phoenix Character

Those born in Phoenix years (1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017) are sharp people who are blessed with keen judgement and quick wit. A clear thinker who benefits from higher knowledge, Phoenix can be an outstanding scholar. Phoenix is naturally curious and enjoys intellectual exchange. Phoenix is popular, outspoken, and well liked so often has a flock of admirers.

decorative-phoenixPhoenix is very resourceful and can be thrown into any situation and on a moment’s notice and emerge a winner. Others seek Phoenix’s advice because Phoenix perceptions are unique, and Phoenix is a creative problem solver.

In matters of romance, Phoenix is serious and loyal. Phoenix is naturally honest, with a frank style of communication that does not sugar coat the truth. But Phoenix might be a teller of tall tales or embellish a story to make a point.

Loving and bonded in relationships but independent at work, it’s usually best that a Phoenix run their own business. If mystically inclined, Phoenix can develop prophetic abilities to become like the rare Phoenix, the mythical bird that symbolizes transformation, beauty, and grace. Phoenix can magically arise from the ashes to create a new life. So do not allow critical thinking or procrastination stop you.

Fire Phoenix

Of the five Taoist elements Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood, this is the year of the Fire Phoenix. Red means go!

Fire brings passion, creativity, and joy. Fire types are strong, dynamic, and can overcome illness and obstacles. Just be aware that Fire can be very enthusiastic (like Wood) so do not take on more responsibilities than you can handle, especially in autumn.

Lucky Hours

In Phoenix year, activities are more successful when undertaken during hours that are favorable for Phoenix: Phoenix, Ox, Snake, and Dragon hours.

Phoenix hours are 5 – 7 pm
Ox hours are 1 – 3 am
Snake hours are 9 – 11 am
Dragon hours are 7 – 9 am

brave-phoenixChinese New Year Date

Chinese New Year is a spring festival that begins on the second new Moon after Winter Solstice. But in the Solar Terms Chinese agricultural calendar, the Chinese New Year begins on February 4 or 5. This Li Chun date, based on Solar Terms (15 degrees along the ecliptic) is close to February 2nd, a date that marks the point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.


RAT – A festive and fun year, and a continuation of good fortune from the previous Fire Monkey year. Both Rat and Phoenix are smart, sharp, and quick-witted. Under the protective wings of the Phoenix, you can accomplish much this year, and receive warm support from others. But Phoenix’s influence requires hard work. It’s work before play, so time to be diligent. Plan carefully, and bit by bit attain your goals with a successful harvest in autumn. Looking for love in Phoenix year? Rat is most compatible with another Rat, Dragon, or Monkey. Ox is also compatible. Horse is least compatible.

OX – Finally, good times for you because Phoenix is most compatible with Ox (and Snake). You and Phoenix can be no-nonsense realists who will appreciate the Phoenix year influence of accountability and responsibility. Family life is harmonious, and you are recognized for your contributions. Work is rewarding, especially in autumn. Looking for love in Phoenix year? Ox is most compatible with another Ox, Phoenix, or Snake. Rat is also compatible. Sheep is least compatible.

TIGER – Phoenix and Tiger are very different so anticipate some misunderstandings. But friends, family, and colleagues offer their support so Tiger is still well loved! If you experience minor disappointments or some unhappiness, take your time and don’t be hard on yourself. This Fire Phoenix year is an excellent time to get organized for your new fortunate life cycle in 2018 Earth Dog year. Looking for love in Phoenix year? Tiger is most compatible with another Tiger, Horse, or Dog. Pig is also compatible. Monkey is least compatible.

RABBIT – Stay your good, kind, and artistic Rabbit self! Phoenix is your opposite so prepare for criticism or conflict of interest. The martial tones of the Phoenix could irritate your fine aesthetics. Money strains can bring debt so watch your spending. If hard work causes frustration, do the best you can instead of confronting authority figures. Next year Earth Dog 2018 is a lucky year for you when the truth is championed and you find success. Good feng shui of your home and office is a must for sensitive Rabbit to take care during this Phoenix year. Looking for love in Phoenix year? Rabbit is most compatible with another Rabbit, Sheep, or Pig. Dog is also compatible. Phoenix is least compatible.

DRAGON – Dragon and Phoenix are a symbol of harmonious marriage so relationships are highlighted this year. Anticipate good fortune and prosperity, happiness, positive news, promotion, and business opportunities. New friends and contacts bring important connections. Dragon is king this year, and you can achieve your goals. Looking for love in Phoenix year? Dragon is most compatible with another Dragon, a Rat, or Monkey. Phoenix (Rooster) is also compatible. Dog is least compatible.

SNAKE – Phoenix is one of the best companions for Snake because you and Phoenix share a harmony trine with Ox. Snake is celebrated and enjoys popularity. Recognition, promotion, and bonuses are foreseen. The work you do behind the scenes now comes to light, and can be rewarded. Stay steady at work, and be thrifty. Follow your instincts to know when it’s best to lay low. Luck is with you all year, especially in late summer. Looking for love in Phoenix year? Snake is most compatible with another Snake, Ox, or Phoenix (Rooster). Monkey is also compatible. Pig is least compatible.

HORSE – A harmonious year that brings good fortune and good news. Phoenix and Horse are both sexy signs who enjoy good times, so you and Phoenix are on the same page. Home life is secure, and problems are not overwhelming. Plus business is good. But Horse might be required to work harder, and slow down development. Just don’t let affairs get out of hand, especially in autumn. Looking for love in Phoenix year? Horse is most compatible with another Horse, Dog, or Tiger. Sheep is also compatible. The Rat is least compatible.

SHEEP – Let the rest of the world compete for success this year. Instead, tend to your health, back down from arguments, and treat this year as if you’re at a spaaa. Could be some trying times for us Sheep because Phoenix’s influence demands hard work, and responsible accounting for how time and money are spent. And we do not respond well to criticism. It’s best to comply, curb spending (Sheep eat paper), and maintain firm boundaries. Looking for love in Phoenix year? Sheep is most compatible with another Sheep, Pig, or Rabbit. Horse is also compatible. Ox is least compatible.

MONKEY – After the exciting Fire Monkey year 2016, build on your Monkey year success by following up and completing projects. But under Phoenix’s influence, Monkey must work steadily and pay attention to details, and that’s not of interest to any Monkey. Overextending yourself could lead to health problems. So maintain a conservative outlook, and be in observation mode. You’ll learn a lot about human nature this year. Looking for love in Phoenix year? Monkey is most compatible with another Monkey, Rat, or Dragon. Snake is also compatible. Tiger is least compatible.

PHOENIX (Rooster) – Rooster, Chicken, Cock, Hen? I call you Phoenix, offering a lifetime of opportunities to be reborn and transformed. You benefit from the influence of your own year, and start a new life cycle. You’ll have to work hard, but affairs are under control, order reigns, and you rise in glory. Looking for love in Phoenix year? Phoenix is most compatible with another Phoenix (if they don’t peck each other), Ox, or Snake. Dragon is also compatible. Rabbit is least compatible.

DOG – Phoenix year emphasis on material success and achievement run counter to Dog’s values. So stay true to your convictions. This is a good year for education, and you can find advancement through new learning or specialized training. You’ll start a fortunate 12-year cycle in Earth Dog year 2018 so allow some friendships or circumstances to end this year. What is not to be part of your new Dog year cycle can naturally fall by the wayside, especially in autumn. Looking for love in Phoenix year? Dog is most compatible with another Dog, Tiger, or Horse. Rabbit is also compatible. Dragon is least compatible.

PIG – Don’t allow people to take advantage of your Pig heart of gold, and mistake your kindness for weakness. Be sympathetic but not overly involved in the affairs of others, and avoid taking sides in any battles around you. Business rewards and financial prosperity result from hard work if you decide to apply yourself. Plan a big vacation this year. Winter is your luckiest season. Looking for love in Phoenix year? Pig is most compatible with another Pig, Sheep, or Rabbit. Tiger is also compatible. Snake is least compatible.


Happy new Moon,

Author and Counselor
Tarot – Astrology – Feng Shui

Way back I made a tool with a Lemurian Crystal. The inner man and woman and the crystal on the woman part. Got that crystal from my friend Nicole. She had bought a very big Lemurian Crystal cluster that felt on the floor when unpacking it and broke into pieces. She decided to give them away. I was one of lucky few. A Lemurian Crystal is either a communicator or a healer (feminine). Mine is a healer.inner man/woman + Lemurian CrystalThe tool waited patiently in my practice room. December 27, my birthday came and so did my friend. She brought two presents: a rough celestine cluster and a feather from an eagle-owl.eagle-owl-feathercelestien1


Today, suddenly, I could bring the different things together as a whole.

Celestine in general help to connect you to your guardian angel.

Celestine is supposed to hold the wisdom of the ages and to promote truth. This is one of the most powerful stones there is. Celestite has many abilities, one of which is its proficiency at balancing the male/female energy within the physical body as well as balancing all the energy fields – the auric energy and the life force energy. (https://blissreturned.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/celestite-celestine-the-stone-that-help-you-connect-with-your-guardian-angel/)

I already had a necklace with a small celestine.

The eagle-owl feather carry the energy of the eagle-owl which is:

“See what can not be seen, hear what can not be heard. Here you will find the deepest truth.”

wisdom and knowledge; initiations; visions; Silence; camouflage; truth; messenger of the underworld and the ancestors; intuition; overview; teacher, guide and protector in your path through the darkness; joviality; sincerity; independence; adventure

mystery; pomposity; superior attitude; paranoia; severity; harshness; clinging to old patterns

ether; air; fire

power of the subconscious; sudden release of energy

senses, especially seeing and hearing

the chance to unfold your potential; in security and tranquility ideas and visions appear and seeds are sown,meet your own shadow so that it is put into the light so it does cause anxiety anymore because only then you will really grow, be the creator of your life circumstances

“Old knowledge and ancient wisdom has been found in me.”
“With the power of my subconscious I create peace, success and happiness in my life.” http://www.shamanshome.com/

Eagle-owl show, that we are endowed with high spiritual abilities, often developed in earlier incarnations. Eagle-owl accompanies us into new dimensions of subtle experiences and offers protection and leadership at all levels.

Those gifts, together with the Lemurian Crystal tool can help to reach what I want to accomplish during this new year in my life: awakening of my old inner knowledge brought with me into this life. My celestine necklace now can rest in the cluster when I am not wearing it and the cluster can accompany me when meditating.

eagle-owl feather and lemurian crystal tool


As I wrote here the unconditional wealth ensemble is a work in progress and ongoing change.Today the next step had to be made and after some hesitation I gave the male energy tool a new place. See for yourself.


unconditonal wealth

My inner journey

has started again

after a long pause

the Read Thread is back




Out of the cage

Off of the Hamster wheel

First steps out of the box….. photo walkingtogether.gif





I’m Chrismatizing the home with lights and little figures to hang in the windows, plants, wraps and so on.


I have a Santa too and today, I had the idea to wrap some empty boxes into nice Christmas paper. Why? Just for decoration purposes only? No! They stand for the wishes I have. With hope and faith I  visualize they will be fulfilled as presents and wishes come true.
The green box to the right is my wish for a new assignment, a job offer. Wish me luck.


Just got this card out of the angel tarot deck made by Doreen Virtue

Improving health
An important purchase
Great luck



Dog’s memory

There is scientific behavioral evidence that dogs have a close look at what you do, remember it and do it too.

article in English about it if interested.

article in Dutch about it if interested.

Great find indeed but I experienced that dogs ‘looking at you ‘ goes much deeper.

At age 21 I bought a fox terrier, 8 weeks old, I found out of the blue when being on a Sunday trip with father and Grandma. My mother just died some weeks ago. We wanted some outdoor fun and having a cup of coffee and cake at a very nice old mill. There were a lot of people staring at something and curious as I am I went over there to see what was going on. There she was, running towards me immediately, pissed all over me and I bought her.

My father was astonished and with Grandma it was love at first sight . We put her into dad’s hat with his scarf in it. She fell asleep. The next day I bought all things a dog possibly need and my father made a sturdy wooden box after she demolished the fluffy one I had bought.

Despite the fact that my father harshly, sometimes brute, trained her, she loved him. She sat by the door before he came home, jumped high in his arms and slept on his feet when he sat somewhere.


30 years later I had a family constellation about mother, how she treated me and dad never protected me from her. So I choose someone for dad, my mother and someone for myself. The constellation unfolded at first seeing the old behavior and to my surprise, the person standing for me, lay down and curled up on the feet of my father where she fell asleep. She stayed there while something about my mothers childhood had to be repaired first.

Into tears I remembered my deeply loved dog Freya by seeing me curled on the feet of my father. That dog showed me all the time what I was doing in relationship to my father but I was not ready to understand.

Another example is a family constellation I was honored to help with. It was a family of 4 and a tiny white dog.That dog carried all the family problems and worked in each and every constellation we did. When we finally stand in circle to say thanks to the ancestor field,  that little dog stepped to the middle, got low on his fore paws and put his head between the paws saying thanks also. That was the moment the family burst into tears finally. The dog after saying thanks run around like crazy, freed from the burdens.

So dogs do not only see and remember what you are doing on the outside, they see your inner being and hidden doing. As a matter of fact all pets do, my cats, I had over the years, do the same thing. One cat had serious nose problems. I had too and it could be operated. She died of it because no cure possible.

Horses span the crown of all, what we can see in constellation work with horses.  I had the chance to do also. Phenomenal.





This morning I came across an article about the superior conjunction Mercury/Sun on October 27th by Robert Wilkinson.


That was after I tweeted something about ancient times as remark to a planned telly program about giving birth and it’s difficulties and possible trauma to men being with their woman during the birth. And it was after a dream I had tonight.

The dream: I was strolling around a city I often visit when dreaming. This time I discovered an underground tunnel. A very big and long white tunnel. Above I heard traffic of cars and trains. I was wearing high heels for a change. First I came to an Asian restaurant where I got a brooch of feathers with a black angel head which I put on my blue jacket. Coming around the corner, I saw a beautiful black/white horse and I pet it. A woman came to me with the words: “your appearance was foretold to us, the woman who manage to pet this horse. Come with me. Inside she showed her shaman tools and then explained to me a code for the earth door, three rows with each 4 special formed sticks. Her husband was not that interested because, he said, this is all known to me, she is the one I had to teach.

This suites the impact of the superior conjunction. The Inside degrees explain it even better and in short:

An Egyptian queen with a braided beard.
Bearing intact ancient faculties of an unusual kind. Held between polarities. Fusing together darkness and light, masculine and feminine, earthly and heavenly. An enigma or riddle of destiny. You are motivated to bring together what has been rent asunder by an implacable force of blind determination. Exceedingly resistant to distraction and diversion, you’re almost maniacally committed to reforging an initiate’s vision in contemporary application. Where the past is held with such undiminished force, it remains at work inside forever. To tap this place wisely and well requires consummate skill. Otherwise, it tends to be self-serious, obsessive-compulsive, and in many ways indigestible in its obdurate reassertion of ancient codes, with so little sensitivity to the human factor.

Astrology is neither fraud nor does the heavenly bodies determine our life. However it is a divination system to see what energy’s are present influencing our subconscious and which you can choose to follow during your life plan if aware. Each and everyone has a life time-table to follow but some people prefer to miss the bus frequently.


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