Summer SoUlstice 2018 – Height of the Light, Sacred Stand-Still and Turning Point

20 Jun

Happy SUMMER SOLSTICE on June 21, 2018 – Height of the Light!

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha / SUMMER SOLSTICE, Lughnassadh / Lammas, Mabon, Samhain.

We’re celebrating the longest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere!
One of the four sacred turning points of the year:
Summer and Winter Solstice, and Spring and Fall Equinox.

Summer Solstice is in Pagan Tradition called LITHA.
In this beautifully compiled UK originated page The Goddess and the Green Man you can find a plethora of traditions, ceremonies, and recipes for ‘Midsummer’ (as it’s also called, even though Summer only begins!).

Sol-Stice means literally ‘Standstill of the Sun’.

Apparently, from the perspective of the Northern Hemisphere, the SUN has reached its maximum range of the Ecliptic, and is now overhead the Tropic of CANCER, ‘producing’ the longest day time hours, before ‘receding’.

If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, the ‘arc’ of the SUN is the smallest and lowest now, reaching Winter Solstice. Your Summer Solstice is when, through the Earth tilt, the Sun is overhead the Tropic of Capricorn – longest days for you guys and gals, of course.
Happy WINTER SOLSTICE, dear Reader in Australia and South Africa, and the whole Southern Hemisphere of Mama Gaia!

Back to our Northern sphere:
As you can see in this daylight table we’re actually 2 full weeks in Solstice mode: 16 hrs and 06 – 07 min of day time, this whole WEEK in the Northern Hemisphere (with the example of Victoria BC), culminating on June 21, with 16 hrs and 06 min. and 43 sec., the absolute maximum of the year.
June 21 is 7 hours and 48 minutes longer than the Winter Solstice (Dec 21)!
And from next week on, the day time will recede very slowwwly – yet, it’s SUMMER!

 

* Happy CANCER Season:
Nurturing What We Care About.

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Johfra Bosschart: The Moon Rules Cancer

As the SUN crosses the Summer Solstice Point we’re in the CANCER Season of the year (this year until July 22).
The first WATER sign of the Zodiac introduces the world of Feeling, Caring, Nurturing, and Belonging – ahhh!
This is the energy related to the Mother theme.
The MOON is ‘at home’
and most natural in CANCER which brings out our early, primal memories, our need to be safe and cared for, our instincts to protect life, and to nurture what and whom we care about – our ‘loved ones’ (2-legged or 4-legged), and extending to all beings and life forms.

With CANCER being so closely linked with the MOON you probably want to know when the first SUMMER Full Moon and New Moon will be:
The next Full Moon in CAP – CAN is on June 27/28, and the CANCER New Moon on July 12/13 will be actually a Partial Solar Eclipse, visible from Southern Australia and Antarctica.

Stay tuned for the  Astro~News blog, with cosmic offerings for attunement and celebration!

 

* STANDSTILL & SPIRALING Vibes

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Chartres Labyrinth

This Summer Solstice is a Turnaround Time, in many ways.

Yes, the SUN moves into CANCER and follows MERCURY (already there since June 12). Sooo, the the conscious, vital (SUN) and mental (MERCURY) energy is turning inwards-backwards, towards themes of origin, home, belonging, how we nurture and what nurtures the soul – as families and tribes gather at this warming season…

Some of our Planetary SoUlar System ‘Family Members’ (getting used to CANCER language here… 🙂 ) reflect the ‘standstill’ / turnaround / inward-turning energy this month too. Here they are, in order of closeness to our Earthly Home:

 

  • MERCURY is technically direct / forward moving, yet travelling in CANCER (June 12 – 28) which turns the mental energy inward-backward by nature:
    Memories, dreams, reflections, and thinking / talking about themes we care about, and what offers safety and compassion. Also an ebb-and-flow / back-and-forth / sideways ‘crab walk’ energy for the mind – which can be very creative, and feeling infused.

    When in LEO (from June 28 on), MERCURY will start to slow down, for (you guessed it, indeed!) another MERCURY retro phase, from July 25 to Aug 18, all in LEO. Themes will be to find our way from the ego to the heart, to love and healthy self love, in communication.
    MERCURY will still be in LEO until Sept 5!

    So, July and Aug will be also ‘turnaround months for MERCURY. 
    More about it on this channel in July.

 

  • MARS now in early AQ is on the brink of going retro, on June 26 (until Aug 27). 
    Quite a turnaround energy to RE-calibrate the Inner Masculine, and RE-activate community and cooperation, post old-World / old ways of aggression, competition, and division.
    Yet also a good time to process old anger, and to re-ignite projects that have been on the back burner.
    Find more about MARS Retro 2018 in this blog post.

 

  • JUPITER in mid-SCO, and on retro course since March 8, will go direct again on July 10, and is still stationary (moving super slowly in the ‘U-turn’ from backwards to forward) end June to end of July, to help us expand and deepen our awareness of core themes that are often hidden incl. from ourselves, and to transform inner / old blockages into treasures.

 

  • URANUS freshly in TAU is slowing down too, to go retro on Aug 7 (until Jan 7, 2019), and will be in apparent stationary ‘stand-still’ between 2 – 3° TAU, mid-July to end of Aug. URANUS’s Experiment in TAU will go until Nov 6 for this year but come back ‘for good’ from next March on). Both Trauma and Liberation start with the Body. And Wake-up call for us Earthlings. 
    More about URANUS into TAU in this blog post.

 

  • CHIRON freshly in ARIES is slowing down too, to go retro on July 4 – until Dec 8, and is now (June / July) also in turnaround / stationary mode, offering us the Medicine of Being Authentic and Present in the Self and in the Now, and in its retro phase even more so: to find it from within.
    Here’s also a blog post for CHIRON in ARIES.

 

  • NEPTUNE in mid-PISCES went retro on June 18, and is still stationary until mid-July too, tuning us into Inner All-Connectedness (beyond co-dependency).
    Find out more about this oceanic infusion in the blog post for NEPTUNE in PI going retro.

 

In other words, all these Planets are in the process of changing direction, from direct to retro (MERCURY,  MARS, CHIRON, URANUS, and NEPTUNE), or from retro to direct (JUPITER).

All these stationary / retro Planets end of June / in July are focal points, and their archetypal energy naturally spirals inward / backward – soulward.

CHIRON, URANUS, and NEPTUNE help us find those archetypal experiences of healing / medicine journey, liberation, and transcendence rather inward, and also to ‘revisit’ places we’ve been before in those experiences, and release the past.

Plus, SATURN and PLUTO have been retro for a few months now, and support inward / backward processes:

SATURN, now retro, and in Sept stationary in early CAP (will go direct on Sept 6) calls us to complete old limiting conditioning, and commit to the Inner Assignment, do the Inner Work, and find Inner Authority and Inner Elder who will then naturally be established and recognized in the outer world.

And PLUTO in CAP, also retro until Sept 30, supports Inner Evolution and Transformation to find the ultimate resource – Soul / Higher Power – and be directed from within – which fuels the collective Evolution of the structures on Planet Earth.

 

As you see, lots of planetary energies are / will be soon retrograde – in fact 6 in the month of July, and even 7 in the month of August!

We’ll tune in and explore these themes so that the process can be naturally supported, in our 

RETRO Record Summer 2018 –
Special ASTRO Parlour
RE-sourcing from Within

MON JULY 16
7:16 – 10 PM PDT
3:16 – 6 PM PDT – additional afternoon group can be opened, with outdoor option.

The evening group has an online option too!
Here’s the FB Event.

 

In the present / upcoming turnaround course, we’re called go backwards / inwards, for REsolve and RElease, esp. when it comes to old low and unconscious perhaps karmically ‘inherited’ vibrations of…

MERCURY in LEO: Old mental patterns that revolve around oneself, perhaps in narcissistic ways.

MARS in AQ: Old ego patterns that divide and isolate us from friends, community, and humanity.

SATURN in CAP: Old REpetitive patterns, karma, and blocks and obstacles, through being stuck in judgment, limiting beliefs, old stories, pain – all ‘excess luggage’ that prevents us from moving forward with trust and from the heart.

CHIRON in AR: Old stressful survival mode wounds that turn into our ‘shamanic scars’.

URANUS in TAU: Old attachments that prevent our true freedom.

NEPTUNE in PI: Old overwhelm, confusion, delusions, addictions, ways of ‘checking out’ and giving up.

PLUTO in CAP: Old powers that oppress and abuse.

 

…and find through the release from the ‘inside’ more conscious vibrations of:

MERCURY in LEO: Expressing ourselves lovingly, passionately, creatively, and heart-fully.

MARS in CAP / LEO: Building in Community. Together we’re stronger.

SATURN in CAP: Standing in our Authority, and working with our Best.

CHIRON in AR / PI : The ‘wound’ carries the Medicine. We’re healing when the All is Healing.

URANUS in TAU / AR: Embodied Liberation into the vibrant NOW Presence.

NEPTUNE in PIDropping into Unity Consciousness, in the Unified Field.

PLUTO in CAP: Empowered by and for Evolution.

 

 

Here is the SUMMER SO(U)LSTICE ‘Birth Chart’:

The SUN enters CANCER on June 21 at 3:09 am PDT.
Wake up into SUMMER, on June 21!

 

Would you like to tune into the astrological transits of the Summer, in your own chart and life?
Come join our SUMMER TRANSIT PARLOUR, next Mon June 26 (afternoon and evening group)!
The evening group has an online option too!
Here’s the FB Event.

Wishing us all a Happy SUMMER – Count-Down’s ON!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

 

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NEPTUNE in PISCES stationary in June – goes retro June 18 (until Nov 24) – Connectivity without Co-Dependency

17 Jun

June is quite the oceanic month, Friends!

Did you know? June 8 was also World Oceans Day, raising awareness for the Beauty and vital Importance of the World Oceans.
To this I say: Every day is World Oceans Day!
Obvious by now how the Oceans show us: We’re all, and it IS all connected.
How are we responding to  / IN this ‘simple’ truth?

Just as the Oceans and atmosphere connect us, we experience now (well, always have, but perhaps even more so since CHIRON and NEPTUNE have entered PISCES, 2010 and 2012) how everything links with everything, in a limitless energetic continuum. The veils between dimensions, incl. Time and Space have become more and more permeable.

Have you recently felt overwhelmed by information and possibilities, yet going nowhere?

Where is this going? What’s the direction?
Have you been questioning everything?
Have you been in a maze, blues, blah mode, aimless, passive, confused, maybe even depressed, drifting, dreaming, feeling disillusioned, disappointed, feeling like checking out and escaping ‘reality’ lately,  and / or ‘hooked’ on something that has turned into an addiction?

Seems like you’re tuning into a low grade expression of NEP-TUNE’s turnaround mode….

 

Neptunian Turning Point 

Neptunian ‘Portrait’ by NASA’s Hubble – Doesn’t it look tie dyed? 🙂

The Archetype of Oneness takes us inward-backward as it goes in its 5-months retro journey, starting tomorrow, June 18.
This doesn’t mean to retreat from the ‘outer world’ and ‘do nothing’.
Yet, a retreat from overwhelm / addiction (which are often linked and of the same Archetype: “Still haven’t found what I’m looking for…”) and inner ‘refuge’ would be well-supported by NEPTUNE retro.

As we’re in the cycle of the alchemical GEMINI New Moon (June 13), a good starting point would be inquiry into:

  • What’s missing, what am I yearning for?
  • What would complement and change me?
  • How can this… be found within, in connection with / as the ONE?

NEPTUNE is just the first of 4 planets going retro in July / Aug (MARS on June 26, CHIRON on July 4, MERCURY on July 25, URANUS on Aug 7), joining a Record ‘team’ of total 6 (July) / 7 (Aug) Retrograde ‘Players’!

Join our Retro Record Astro Parlour on July 16 to co-explore and co-attune with their energies in our lives!

 

NEPTUNE is a V.I.P.

Poseidon / Neptune, in the Harbour of Havana, where the Malecon starts…. Photo by Melanie, from a Neptunian Journey in Cuba in 2012

Good to be aware of the NEPTUNE Archetype, and able to recognize what’s up when we’re getting ‘hooked’, what alternative higher vibrational expressions may look like, and how to tune into those.= a Very Important Planet this month, since it’s on a turnaround course (twice a year) from Earth perspective, exact tomorrow, June 18, hence moving very slowly all of June, and becoming an energetic focal point.
NEPTUNE will be retro until Nov 24 (a yearly rhythm of 5 months retro / 7 months direct).

NEPTUNE has been also involved in the GEM New Moon on June 13 (which widely squared NEPTUNE in PI), and is presently activated by a Grand Water Trine from MERCURY in CANCER (exact on June 20) and from JUPITER retro in SCO (which is on May – Aug, exact: May 25 and Aug 19).

The Grand Water Trine invites us to….:

Communicate with care and compassion, stay connected (rather than ‘checking out’), surf the energy field that’s naturally available, dance with Life, surrender to what-IS, hold space in Oneness, ride energy waves with flow and ease, without resisting nor getting unhealthily entangled or enmeshed in co-dependency (shadow of PI), is the way to (Let) Go.

 

Water is Life!

In case you haven’t seen (or not in a while) the moving and mobilizing video about Standing Rock Water Protectors/ Warriors with the song by Trevor Hall please watch and connect. 
Still and always important to protect our Waters!

 

We are all in THIS together…

Earth YinYangRemember when people were talking about the theory of ‘six degrees of separation’, but hey – since  NEPTUNE
moved into PISCES (2012 – 2026) the experience of separation through Time and Space has more and more

morphed into interconnectedness anyway.
My sense is NEPTUNE in PISCES also mirrors the outflow of the Piscean Age – as the Aquarian Age is already ‘moving in’ with highly individualizing technological self-sufficiency (and isolation).

Internet and media allow (and hook!) us to be continuously plugged in and connected (to and through technology – which is now omni-available, ever since NEPTUNE sailed through AQ from 1998 – 2012, and to and through media -omni-present, and for many of us the place where ‘social’ happens most, ever since NEPTUNE entered PI, in 2012.

We’re swimming in, or rather: AS, a collective and universal field of energy – all connective and vibrational, atmospheric and boundary-less. 
Well, solid form is an illusion anyway.

 

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Oceanic Evening Glow – Photo by Melanie

 

Since the slow moving planets NEPTUNE (2012 – 2026) and CHIRON (2010 – 2018, already in ARIES, but back for a final immersion into PISCES over the Winter) have been in PISCES, there’s been a flood of influences and confluences, overwhelming and weakening (NEPTUNE),  and leaving us vulnerable (CHIRON).
Our individual (which is of course an illusion) identity experiences him / herself separate, and has a need to connect and feel connected. 
Where to turn? 
How to turn connectedness on?

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Yoga has become a big phenomenon, and a lot of people turned to a spectrum of spiritual (PI) practices (VIR) – all showing the path to / AS the ONE (PI).


And yes, NEPTUNE also reflects trends and mass movements
(also mass manipulation, by the way).

 

So, what’s with co-dependency?

PISCEAN energy is about connection.
It’s a transpersonal, universal energy. When ‘drawn into’ inter-personal realms, there can be a need to connect into a no-boundary / ‘endless’ state with someone that’s quite unhealthy, and doesn’t allow for breathing space or closure, and maybe the other partner has the co-dependent need to be needed. “Can’t be with you, can’t be without you” sums up the feeling culture in such co-dependent / addicted relationships. Often, they’re based on various early life experiences (like neglect, confusing bonding, or overwhelm / abuse) that the PISCEAN ‘person’ unconsciously tries to compensate for, to ‘get the loving connection’, yet s/he might re-attract similar addictive situations as s/he looks for love at the wrong places with the same vibration.

A while ago, I saw a video based on the experiences and teachings of Gabor Mate that showed how addiction is a misdirected need for connection (both so Piscean!).
In German, the words for seeking (Suche) and addiction (Sucht) have the same root.
“Still haven’t found what I’m looking for…”.

Our Piscean Age that humanity is just about to outgrow has compounded such patterns and tendencies with, simplistically put, the classic co-dependent triad of victim – perpetrator – martyr / saviour. They need each other to maintain the constellation.
Always good to check in and be self-aware (VIRGO) which role/s (maybe two at once) we might play in a difficult situation – and to keep releasing…

And good to be aware of:
NEPTUNE is a transpersonal planet – actually the ‘higher octave’ of VENUS. 
In other words, we are personally attracted to and connected with one another via VENUS, while NEPTUNE is about… being connected.

 

YinYang Infinite

The essence of timeless Tao Wisdom: Yin-Yang Balance is always dynamic and interwoven.

PISCES and the Paradox

With PISCES, the approach is paradoxical (“Let go, relax, and it comes to you, you can’t ‘get’… (LOVE?) what you already have or rather: are….”), and transpersonal (“Don’t take it personally!” Is that possible?)

I’m sure there’ll be more downloads and releases from NEPTUNE as it’s about to go retrograde in PISCES…
May the Universe-All Love show us:
All is connected. May we relax into this, breathe out and let go, and let the in-breath come naturally…

 

What a miraculous mirage!

… that NEPTUNE in its own domain PISCES (2012 – 2026) shows us:
All is fluid, ever changing, yet everything is always here.
There is nothing constant about life, about you, yet something permeates existence.
Big paradoxes. Wherever you go, there you are.
Yet where is the Self to be found (let’s contemplate THIS)?

 

Humanity and all life forms are interconnected. We see that now inevitably on all levels, ecologically, climate wise, via the media, politically, economically, culturally.

 

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Blessings for Oneness in Freedom, into the the Canadian Aboriginal Day (June 21, Summer Solstice) Week!
Well, again: it’s always Aboriginal Time…

All our Relations, through Time and Space – One Humanity!

 

 

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GEMINI (22°44′!) New Moon: Alchemizing Dualities

11 Jun

GEMINI the Alchemist-a?

The GEMINI painting by Johfra Bosschart shows on its top the double-headed Phoenix bird, arising from the Yin-Yang Lunar / Solar Alchemy of opposites. In this deeper sense, GEMINI is the Alchemist.


Such a cool pointer to the theme of Alchemizing dualities that the New Moon Union of Lunar Yin and Solar Yang shows up at 22°44′(!) GEM (see the chart below, and amazingly ‘fitting’ Sabian Symbol).

 

Mercury Rules Gemini, by Johfra Bosschart. Detail: The Phoenix, alchemizing Yin Feminine / Lunar and Yang Masculine / Solar.

 

We’re are called to be Alchemists of conflict, dualities and opposites, in so many ways, these days.
Not only friends and clients with GEM themes in their charts notice this…

So, before we meet the GEMINI New Moon directly, let’s honour ‘her entourage’ of planetary ‘players’, and the overall Astro sphere – GEMINI AIR is fanning the Fires of ARIES, LEO, and MARS:


Let’s be authentic, lovingly express who we are, trust and follow the Heart & Spirit!

This opens the door for healing in ourselves, and to show others ‘how it goes’ when we’re radically, authentically, lovingly, present in the moment (CHIRON in AR).
An Alchemy of the Heart!

Time to let the ‘old regime’ of inner ancestral disempowering conditioning and imprints (SATURN retro in CAP linking with the North Node and round June 20 also VENUS in LEO), esp. about self-worth (like: “you need to work hard to be worthy, loved, attractive” “everyone else is ‘further ahead’, no way catching up!”) and disempowering responses to external, present-day controlling structures and situations burn up in the Bonfire of Love, and meet the inner and outer worlds from a naturally powerfully authentic, loving place (PLUTO / LILITH in CAP, in quincunx with the New Moon in GEM).

What helps ignite this Alchemy opportunity is asking good questions, listening, learning, starting a new conversation, going into dialogue, and inquiring deeply.
No way going back into the historic rabbit hole…

Through unburdening ourselves from the shackles of the past that we might have been unconsciously loyal to, we naturally find our freedom. Just as removing junk from a river allows it to naturally run freely.

NEPTUNE in PI – which the MOON (on June 13) and the SUN (on June 6) square up with – helps forgive, release, let go, and surrender it all in the Unifying Field – call it Universal Love and Oneness.
We’re all in THIS…

The New Moon in GEM initiates a new beginning for new learning, new avenues, new questions, new dialogue (incl. inner) – new Alchemy!

 

Sabian Symbol for the New Moon

“GEMINI 23°: THREE FLEDGLINGS IN A NEST HIGH IN A TREE.

Egret Nest – Photo by Steve Copsey

 

KEYNOTE: The growth of spiritually creative processes in an at least relatively integrated mind.

In traditional symbolism birds usually refer to spiritual forces, or at least to the higher and freer aspects of the mind. Here we see only the very beginning of a process in what we might also call “the upper chamber” of consciousness where the creative power of the spirit can be received and assimilated. Fecundated by the spirit and supported by a deeply rooted cultural and vitalistic tradition, human beings can gradually develop an integral personality. It is essentially three-fold, reflecting the Divine Trinity, in India expressed as Sat-Chit-Ananda.

This is the third stage of a process which should lead to a deeper and more natural understanding of human existence. It suggests that the ambitious mass protests of aroused and largely blind desires should be transmuted through harmonization with natural drives and in terms of spontaneous responses attuned to the phases of natural evolution. Stressed here is CREATIVE INTEGRATION.”

 

The Sat-Chit-Ananda symbolism / Sabian Symbol divination of the New Moon theme made me reflect – and research. Here’s a beautiful quote from an Indian site called Speaking Tree:

SAT is Truth, Existence or Pure Being. SAT is what always remains regardless of time or situation. When we awaken, we constantly recognize Pure Being. We are consciously aware of Pure Being as our true nature, the core and foundation of all life. 
CHIT or Consciousness is the first manifestation of our true nature. It is streaming from all of creation. When consciousness becomes conscious of itself, it is like looking in the mirror at your own eyes or looking into the eyes of another. There is a simple and deep recognition of the absolute as yourself and in everything else. 
Amazingly, consciousness is often not aware of itself. It is usually the mind’s distractions which keep consciousness from being “self-aware.” However, when the mind is allowed to be still, consciousness can simply gaze upon it, and Sat Chit Ananda is realized. 
Pure being and consciousness are always present although they may not be recognized. And it is mostly the mind or ego which distracts us from the direct experience of this divine presence. 
When the mind unwinds and becomes calmer, Bliss, Love, and Happiness naturally arise.” 

 

Let’s take a look at the GEMINI New Moon chart!


The GEMINI New Moon will be at 12:43 pm PDT on June 13.

And it’s exactly at 22°44′ GEM – inbuilt Dualities to Alchemize.

 

 

As you see, the SUN / MOON pairing is ‘growing out’ of a square with NEPTUNE in PI (the MOON will go into square with NEPTUNE on the New Moon day, June 13, and the SUN was in square with NEPTUNE on June 6).
So there’s the spiritual dimension (NEPTUNE in PI) that naturally transcends dualities – reflecting the Sabian Symbol above.

 

The New Moon in GEM is also in ‘odd’ quincunx with PLUTO retro (led by LILITH) in CAP (the MOON will be in exact quincunx on the New Moon day, June 13, and the SUN was in that quincunx today, June 11).
Seems like a strange combo between ‘light and youthful’ GEM, and ‘heavy and ancient’ CAP.
However, via the evolutionary ‘Magician’ Archetype PLUTO, next to ‘Wild & Natural’ LILITH,  links the theme of Alchemy in, once again:
The old and outworn, unsustainable structures (inside of us, and in the outer world) quite naturally transform through the power of Evolution.

The GEM New Moon can help with a new beginning, by prompting us to inquire:

  • In what ways do we tend to uphold the old polarities (horizontally: this and that, allies and enemies; and vertically: top-down and bottom-up) via our thinking and speaking?
  • What’s required and would help to change this conditioning?

And by recognizing and alchemizing these polarities in ourselves.

 

The New Moon also catalyzes MARS retro (which technically starts on June 26 and goes until Aug 27, but is already ‘in the making’ as MARS has slowed down its motion this month before the ‘U-Turn’, tuning us into the themes of this phase: RE-calibrating the Inner / Old Masculine. RE-activating Community and Cooperation.


MARS will be conjunct the Lunar South Node in AQ on June 14
– and will cruise around / with the South Node for the retro and back to AQ journey, basically until end of Sept.

Another indicator that the old and cold and told narrative of alienation and domination (CAP shadow) via divide-and-rule of ‘the people’ (AQ) is so outdated, and in dire need for alchemizing with the magnetizing power of LOVE (VENUS goes into LEO on the day of the New Moon, lines up with the Lunar North Node and opposes MARS on June 20 / 21, right round the Summer Solstice). 

 

Feminine and Masculine / Yin and Yang / Lunar and Solar energies not in polarity but in alchemizing synergy are not only more than the sum of their ‘parts’ but also definitely more than the energy lost in polarization.

Here’s the whole painting by Johfra Bosschart:
Mercury Rules Gemini (and yes, MERCURY is also an Alchemist – sort of a ‘minor Magician’, while PLUTO is the major Magician)

 

Mercury Rules Gemini.
Interchange and alchemical union of ‘opposites’
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

As always with a New Moon, we’re in the ‘conception cauldron’ where solar rays of intention unite with lunar receptivity and openness.

Both belong together, for creative newness to occur.

Wherever late GEMINI is in your chart – maybe even your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets are there, be the Alchemist through that area of life / through those planetary Archetypes!
Example: VENUS in late GEM in your 11th house: Set intentions, and be open and curious to attract new friends and social networks. Go into dialogue with them, see what you can learn from one another, and what changes occur.

Another theme that stands out for this New Moon in GEM:
After the exact New Moon (at 12:43 pm PDT on June 13), the late GEM MOON goes void-of-course (= has no more major aspects with another Planet before leaving GEM and entering CAN almost 12 hrs later, on June 14 at 12:20 am PDT)!

This can be a kind of fuzzy and drifting energy, or: a wonderful opportunity to be unhooked and unattached mentally-emotionally. In blissful void space (simulating Sat-Chit-Ananda even).
Not a time to actually ‘start something new’, like sign a contract etc.
Rather to receive this cosmic gift by tapping into the unattached Beingness of conception.

 

So many Blessings, and unconditional Bliss, for your GEMINI New Moon cycle!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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VENUS enters LEO (June 13 – July 9): Love Yourself & Show Your Love!

11 Jun

Boom – here comes the not-to-be-missed Summer Glory of VENUS in LEO!

Quite the week – no boredom:

MERCURY enters CANCER on June 12 (until June 28), and immediately connects with its ‘higher octave’ URANUS, and also with CHIRON on June 13.
The GEMINI New Moon / SuperMoon (closer to Earth than ‘normal’) on June 13.

And:
Lady VENUS enters the LEO domain on June 13 – meowy roarrr!
Celebrate, Let your Hair down and Show your Mane, and most of all: 

Live Life Lovingly!

 

What’d got to show?
Your LEOnine side will be quite the radiant magnet these weeks!

Don’t be shy, SHINE!

Show Time, Glow & Glamour Time… and foremost: Show your LOVE!

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Rather than… being too self enamored, narcissistic, a high maintenance / spoiled brat (the shadow sides of LEO that everyone else BUT the LEO sees, hilarious actually…).

VENUS will be in LEO until July 9, adding to the Summer Radiance.

What’s ‘she’ up to, during her ‘cat walk’?
Whom / which other Archetypes does ‘she’ go into contact with, sizzlingly so, while in LEO?

 

June 13 – The Day of the GEM New Moon!
VENUS enters LEO (until July 9):
Warm Summer Radiance from the Heart Attracts!

 

June 14 / 15
VENUS square URANUS in TAU, and trine CHIRON in AR:
A New Love?
A new way of being authentically present (CHIRON in ARIES), self-loving / life-loving (VENUS in LEO), naturally brilliant and magnetic. No room for old sticky attachments.
Set yourself free, and love yourself. Set your Heart on Fire!

 

June 16
The Crescent MOON in LEO meets VENUS ‘Evening Star’:
Sweet and sparkling Celebration of Life & Love.

 

June 19 – 21
VENUS quincunx SATURN retro in CAP.
VENUS conj. the North Node in LEO, and opposite MARS (which is about to go retro on June 26) in AQ:
Can you be done with working so hard to be acknowledged and loved, and start with a healthy dose of Self Love? It’s your life. Live the Love!
With VENUS activating the North Node in LEO let’s be more in a healthy LEO mode of LIVING LIFE LOVINGLY, and showing ourselves Heart-fully and creatively (vs. being ‘one of many’, just ‘watching the show and drama’ of others, in depleting, even self-harming, ‘detached’ AQ mode). 

The radiant, creative, loving Divine Feminine and Inner Goddess attracts!

 

June 25
VENUS square JUPITER retro in SCO:
Show your Love and Passion. Be intimately involved with Life!

 

June 27 – The Day after MARS goes retro
VENUS quincunx with (‘her’ higher octave) NEPTUNE stationary / retro in PI:
A Love Affair with the Universe. Don’t take things too purrrsonally. Love is letting go (incl. of ‘old’ conflict’, and letting BE. Tune into the Divine Feminine & Universal Love.

 

July 1
VENUS quincunx PLUTO retro / LILITH in CAP:
Dedicate your Love to the Well-Being of All. Find the ‘wild’, natural Soul Love that never gets old, and isn’t even time-bound.

 

July 9
VENUS crosses over the ‘Sphinx Point’ into VIR (there until Aug 6):
From the Queen to the Priestess. Bringing our Love into Service and Alignment.

 

VENUS will go retro (every 1 1/2 years) this Fall, from Oct 5 – Nov 16, in SCO / late LIBRA.
A time to re-connect with the ‘Inner Lover’ and re-connect with our intrinsic value, and more…
Blog post about it to come….

 

For now, it’s time for a Heart-fully passionate and creative month!
En-JOY!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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MERCURY in CANCER (June 12 – 28) – Inner Landscape of the Mind. Loving, Nurturing Messages.

11 Jun

Dear Astro~News Blog Reader,
noticing a shift in the mental landscape?

Tomorrow, one day before the New MOON (ruling CANCER) in GEMINI (ruled by MERCURY) – which is on June 13 at 12:43 pm PDT – blog post to come – MERCURY moves into CANCER! Can you see the cosmic elegance in this theme?
I call the GEM – CAN cusp that MERCURY moves over and which links MERCURY and the MOON the ‘MIND / Rapport Point’.
Why?
Once I attended a Buddhist talk where I learned for Buddhists the intellectual mind and the emotions are in one continuum of ‘Mind’. Makes perfect sense to me, since thoughts evoke emotions and emotions have their voices, and lead to thoughts… A lot going on in this realm these days, and Astrology reflects this.
I call GEM – CAN also the Rapport Point since to built rapport we need to have a mental and emotional connection, getting each other mentally, and sharing from a loving, nurturing place.
Let’s make a point of being in good rapport with the world – not just, but maybe esp. reminded of – these days.

So here we go: Winged Messenger entering the Cancerian Waters tomorrow!

 

MERCURY in CANCER (June 12 – 28):
The Inner Landscape of the Mind.

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Crab Perspective… and Family Time…

MERCURY’s move into CANCER invites us into playful, creative imagination, after the intellectual, information driven MERCURY in GEM over the last weeks.

MERCURY in CAN (until June 28) brings out memories and reflections, and is rather inward-backward oriented.
This mercurial energy can be also well channeled into communicating from a caring, nurturing, compassionate, gentle place, with and on behalf of the family, tribe, children, the human family, and the family of all sentient Beings
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I.o.w.: Talk to your Tribe! And talk to ‘others’ as if they were in your Tribe – because we ultimately are.

The shadow / pitfall of MERCURY in CANCER is an emotional ‘overlay’ of information processing, and lack of objectivity. Information is filtered through feelings which can be a moody (CANCER is ruled by the MOON and ebb – tides like: “Today it seems like this, but who knows how I read / hear it tomorrow, and what it reminds me of”.
CANCER’s got the best memory of them all which is where the mind (MERCURY) can be pulled into now, for better: bring on the stories and throwbacks! or worse: these ghosts from the past have a life of their own, and in hindsight it can me always be nostalgic or…haunting. 

MERCURY is this time in CANCER for 2 weeks only – a relatively short window to look into the inner landscape (YES, a good time to do it!), and ask: 
How does this and that information make me FEEL? Where do these feelings originate?
Dreams can be very enhanced now too (of course even more so closer to the Full Moon on June 27 / 28, MERCURY’s ‘grand finale’ day in CANCER, and can be brought to consciousness (I’m already noticing that lately – you too?).
Which reminds me of one of Carl G. Jung’s famous works Memories, Dreams, and Reflections
“I can understand myself only in the light of inner happenings.” – very apropos MERCURY in CAN.
The Swiss psychologist C.G.J. * July 26, 1875, was born under a LEO SUN / URANUS (ruler of his AQ Rising – a brilliant man indeed!), and VENUS / MERCURY in CAN.

 

Forest Pond Magic – Photo by Melanie, June 2018

 

Quite the MERCURY activated two weeks to come, almost exactly from New Moon (June 13) to Full Moon (June 28):

MERCURY in CAN triggers almost all planetary Archetypes (ha, Jung – the ‘grandfather’ of Archetype awareness in the modern world – would love this), and their patterns with one another.

Chronologically in this sequence:
URANUS, CHIRON, the MOON, SATURN, MARS, JUPITER, NEPTUNE, MARS, PLUTO / LILITH.
I.o.w., the whole Zeitgeist and its Archetypes can be seen through the lens of the mind, reflected in our emotional field, and communicated back ‘out’ again.
Since it all happens in a such concentrated time window, the themes below can be activated almost at once, and you might feel yourself be expressing all of them simultaneously / interchangably:

 

  • June 12
    MERCURY enters CAN:
    Building Rapport. Offering nurturing messages from / for the ‘Inner Landscape’.
    Talk with your Tribe, and create a Tribe atmosphere.

 

  • June 12 / 13
    One day overlap of MERCURY and VENUS both in CAN (VENUS goes into LEO on June 13), framing the beginning and end of it:
    Creating a space of gentle, caring conversation and connection.

 

  • June 13 – Day of the GEM New Moon
    MERCURY in CAN in sextile with URANUS in TAU, and in square with CHIRON in AR:

    Follow grounded intuition. Speak in authentic, maybe raw and vulnerable ways that touch the heart.
    A new conversation where ‘opposites’ and ‘dualities’ find common ground or even Alchemy can start from here (New Moon in late GEM).

 

  • June 14
    The (post-New) young MOON in CAN meets MERCURY, even more showing the start of the theme:
    How would a Caring One communicate? 

 

  • June 15
    MERCURY opposite SATURN retro in CAP:
    Facing ‘old world’ authorities with cold, rigid, heavy, righteous, separative agendas (incl. the inner one)? Don’t take the blame / don’t take things on that aren’t yours. What matters in the long run, and at ‘the end of the day’? What would the Inner Authority / Inner Elder say? Meditation and perhaps mediation are indicated, speaking with Elders and tuning into traditions is a healthy expression of this ‘polarity’.

 

  • June 16
    MERCURY quincunx stationary MARS (about to go retro, on June 26) in AQ:
    Watch angry thoughts and the sharp tongue, and don’t let them get the better of you.  No need to let them out on your friends. Tomorrow you might already feel and think differently about it all. The energy is well channeled into passionately co-advocating FOR something, and bravely tracing the origin of your feelings, thoughts, anger, and passion.

 

  • June 19 / 20
    MERCURY trine JUPITER retro in SCO (June 19) and NEPTUNE stationary in PI (June 20), activating the Grand Water Trine (that we already experienced via VENUS in CAN, on June 1 / 2, and we’ll experience again via the SUN in CAN, on July 5 – 8):
    Sharing our experiences, thoughts, and emotions on deeper levels (like: what’s been triggered from the past) can help with closer intimacy and connection with others and ourselves, reveal what’s been hidden all along, and transformational gifts that lead to more freedom.

 

  • June 21 – The SUN enters CANCER – Summer Solstice!
    Light on Warmth, Compassion and Kindness

 

  • June 23
    MERCURY opposite PLUTO retro and LILITH in CAP:
    Speaking on behalf of our human family, in the face of where the world seems to go:
    How can this lifestyle be sustainable, for the next Seven (or less?) Generations to come? 

    Also, a good time to reconnect and communicate with Family and Ancestors (alive or in other realms, Spirit Ancestors, as well as the Inner Spirit Elder). And to go into dialogue with your Inner ‘Wild’ True Nature that shows you where you’re respected and regenerated.

 

  • June 28 – Day of the Full Moon in CAP – CAN, and just after MARS going retro (June 26)
    MERCURY enters LEO where it’ll be for a LONG time, until Sept 5, due to, you guessed it: MERCURY retro from July 25 – Aug 18, all in LEO.
    MERCURY will immediately square URANUS in TAU and trine CHIRON in AR, on June 30.
    Almost all of Aug, MERCURY in LEO will square JUPITER in SCO:
    Speaking from a heart- and soulful place, and when ‘conflict’ arises suddenly, come from a deep place of truth that pierces right through attachments to right- or wrong-doing.
    All in the LEO name of Living Life Lovingly!

 

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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MARS Retro 2018 in the making (June 26 – Aug 27): RE-calibrating the Inner Masculine. RE-activating Community and Cooperation.

9 Jun

Mars (Hubble Telescope picture)

MARS goes retro every two years, for 2 months.
It’s ON again: June 26 – Aug 27, 2018 and now in the making, a.k.a. MARS is ‘stationary’ (moving very slowly before the ‘U-Turn’)
Noticing it?

The process / prep has already started when MARS moved from CAP into AQ (which URANUS rules), and immediately into square with URANUS (May 15 / 16).|

Quite cathartic and catalytically, it brought out acutely:
Wake up, Earthlings!
What’s with Cooperation and Community?!
Who are your Friends? 

How can we move (rather than backwards into the hierarchical / subordinating / even abusive ‘Old Regime’ / shadow of CAP) into a brighter, freer Future together (AQ)?
As MARS will be in retro motion from Earth perspective from early AQ back to late CAP, and forward again (AQ-CAP-AQ) it crosses 3 times over the Community Building Point a.k.a. Prometheus Point (the revolutionary & enlightening Spirit brings Freedom to ALL) it will have significant effects on:

* RE-encountering Men ‘from the Past’
Like, literally running into men from our personal ‘history’, or being in an environment where men behave in a ‘retro’ way (for better or worse), and how that affects us.
Maybe we have ‘unfinished business’ with these men / with that modus operandi. Here’s the chance to clear karma (retro movement has this karma clearing effect too).

* RE-calibrating the Inner Masculine
Coming in touch with the Inner Masculine (whether we’re in a male or female body) who asserts what we want in a direct, straight-forward way.
Accessing hidden anger and resentment for not being more assertive.
MARS Retro gives us the chance to shift this.

* RE-conciling the traditional (CAP) and modern (AQ) Masculine – to bring out the Best of Both Worlds
MARS Retro asks us to check in:
What gives us and what takes energy / creates competition and conflict, in hierarchical / traditional structures (CAP), and in circles / with friends (AQ), and how to take it from there – rather than taking it out on each other or on ourselves.
Powerful Group Effects in Cooperation (CAP – AQ) can come from this, when we bring our energies synergistically together (AQ) for a cause and purpose (CAP), rather than – ego driven – exerting them against each other or top-down / bottom-up.

* RE-purposing & Freeing up RE-sources 
MARS retro from AQ back to CAP and forward to AQ again calls us to actively gain freedom from what uses up our time and resources (CAP) that can be re-purposed into what we really want (MARS).
Where have you enslaved yourself / let yourself be enslaved by something you own / that ‘owns’ and occupies you, your time, your energy / money / resources? What’s ready to be freed-up now?

Those of us you born with SUN, MOON, AC, MC, Nodes, or Planets in in (esp. late) CAP and (esp. early) AQ will be / are already most affected by this 2-months Martian Summer action.

And if you have Astro energies on the other 3 cusps end of AR / early TAU, end of CAN / early LEO, end of LI / early SCO that MARS squares or opposes a lot is stirred up for you too, to bring you back into a healthy energy expression and cooperation.

 

Let’s explore how this shows up for YOU, and in the World, in our 


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MARS is in AQ for a looong time this year: 5 months!

May 15 – Aug 12, and again Sept 10 – Nov 15, due to the retro phase (June 26 – Aug 27).

We humans get an energy boost to show up and do the work that’s required in Community with  everybody contributing with their resources and what they’re best at (CAP), and where nobody’s the boss in old-consciousness ways. A circle of equals, beyond the linear / hierarchical authority model.

And what’s with the retro part of it?
It represents a re-calibration of how we pursue things, and of the ‘traditional Masculine’ as MARS goes back to CAP:
Ideally: Backing off from old school top-down ruling over. Moving to contributing our best qualities instead, and bringing them into community and humanity. ‘Seems like’ (no-brainer) there’s ‘unfinished business’ (CAP) around this, and even though it’s been brought up many times in history, we need to re-visit it now, to affect change.

 

Community of Wisdom Elders & Circle of Leaders – also CAP-AQ

The 13 Indigenous Grandmothers with the Prayer Scarves, gifted to them by HH the 14th Dalai Lama.

 

Here are a few markers of the MARS journey pre-, during, and post-retro:


As MARS goes forth and back and forth into AQ – CAP – AQ it squares URANUS that’s freshly in TAU now THREE times:
The initial square was May 16, again (under MARS retro) on Aug 1, and lastly (in Martian forward-direct mode) on Sept 18.


More liberating shifts obviously required, and on the horizon.
This can really shake things up when it comes to provocative, experimental, if not shocking, even traumatic, yet hopefully liberating and awakening breakthroughs and break-frees. Sounds like more social unrest and social movement to protection of Mother Earth.

 


Retro note:
Initiating (MARS) things from an Ego place (the Ego likes to hijack MARS the Warrior to get you what it wants, be pushy, bully, put people off, go into “my way or the highway” mode….) isn’t so cool in any case, and can esp. backfire under MARS retro.

There are even Astrologers who categorically use the formula for MARS retro “who initiates loses / needs to back off”.
I’d say it’s mostly an ego issue (MARS is the ego planet – and our ego hijacks our ‘Inner Warrior’ to get what it wants – and under MARS retro, the ego can be better seen for what it is, and put back into its place.
Initiating from the Heart might be exactly what’s required / needs to be come in more.
So, if there’s controversy and ego battles best to be the detached AQ and the Wise CAP Elder, and hold space for things to run their course and disintegrate in retro mode. Use the energy you save from disengaging for joining in community – to Build the New together.

 

Can become quite ‘interesting’ this Summer….

Here’s the U.S. chart for a reason:
MARS starts its retro journey 9°13 AQ after just having passed the Lunar South Node that station happens to be super close to the U.S. South Node at 7°35′ AQ. Themes around AQ shadow (cold technocratic, inhumane treatment) vs the LEO North Node (warm loving heart connection, celebration and welcome) is already UP these days and weeks and months, big time.
Plus, when MARS will be furthest back in CAP (28°37′, on Aug 27 – basically stationary mid-Aug – mid-Sept) it will ‘hit on’ the U.S. PLUTO (at 27°33 CAP) – its ‘Essential Point of Power’ – and just barely miss it.

That doesn’t sound very comfortable for the (PLUTO in CAP) establishment.

Chances are deep power agenda comes out (yay, JUPITER still in SCO this year helps!), AND people with integrity will make a stand – because they have to, are propelled to, and might have an irrefutable case and resources to do so.
So that the original constitutional and humane culture can return to the ‘Land of the FREE’.

 

Let’s see which Planets MARS meets in its AQ mode:

Ok, ok, just did a time line overview of the most important contacts of MARS in its journey into AQ, back to CAP, and then through AQ until Nov 15 – and that covers 2 pages.  
So, let’s keep it short and sweet, to the ones that stand out in the Martian itinerary:

 

  • As I said, MARS forms 3 squares from early AQ to URANUS (ruler of AQ) newly in TAU:
    May 15, then in retro Aug 1, and again in forward mode, Sept 18.
    At the very last day of its journey through AQ, Nov 15, MARS will go into sextile with URANUS which by then will be in retro, and back at the very end of AR (ruled by MARS).

    This ‘double’ (MARS – AQ – URANUS – AR) whammy is a very rare phenomenon that definitely gets our attention.
    New Earth Consciousness. One Earth, One People.
    Express it in in your life in liberating ways – wake up and be FREE!

 

  • MARS also forms 3 sextiles from AQ with CHIRON now freshly on the ‘Birthing Point’ in AR (which in turn is ruled by MARS): May 19, under MARS retro Aug 3, and in Martian forward mode Sept 13.
    Maybe more of us are being called to stand up for causes that we’re passionate about, and show up in authentic, vulnerable ways to let the world know why this matters – a new movement of Earth Warriors and Healers!
    Together with the MARS square to URANUS, there can be quantum leaps and domino effects.

 

  • A big Martian phase will be end of July, half-way through its retro period when MARS retro in early AQ will be tied exactly into the AQ – LEO Full Moon / Total Lunar Eclipse on July 27 – and MARS will be closest to the Earth on that day too!
    A strong polarity if not confrontation between We the People, We the independent Scientists, and We the synergistic and systemic Forward-Thinkers (AQ) meeting ‘Royalty’ / old privileges.
    How can bridges be built, to motivate (MARS) all to be Humanity conscious and Earth conscious (the Eclipse will be also in T-square with URANUS in early TAU)?

 

Let’s explore how MARS Retro shows up for YOU, and in the World, and how it can support you, in our 


Special ASTRO Parlour
MARS Retro 2018
MON JUNE 18

7:18 – 10:18 PM PDT
Afternoon group can be opened as well.
Join us in person or online.

 

My simple blessing in closing:
May MARS in AQ and on its Retro trip help us all to act in ways conscious and mature humans do!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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SAG – GEMINI Full Moon (May 29) – Phoenix Heart-Fire Moon

27 May

Welcoming the Moon of Many Names…


The SAGITTARIUS – GEMINI Full Moon will be on May 29, at 7:20 am PDT exactly.
Monday to Tuesday will be the Full Moon night! 


It’s (already!) the last Full Moon in Spring.

It also completes the three Full Moon Festivals in the esoteric traditions:

  • Pre-Easter Full Moon (in the cardinal signs LIBRA – ARIES): Festival of the Risen Christ; 
  • Wesak Moon (in the fixed signs SCO – TAU): Festival of the Buddha; 
  • Post-Pentecost Full Moon (in the mutable signs SAG – GEM): Festival of Humanity.
    This last Full Moon (Festival) in Spring calls us to ‘Spread the Word’ from the Heart, in our Humanity.

What a diversity of cultures and languages (GEM) in the World (SAG). We can learn so much more, and so much from one another… yet the HEART (SAG) is always the best bridge.

 

Magical Almost-Full Moon (Sunday May 27) …still in SCORPIO, and close to JUPITER  (can you see the orange dot on the far right end of the pic???).

 

The Full Moon in May is in Native American traditions known as the Flower / Blossoming Full Moon.


So many beautiful flowers in full bloom now, incl. already Wild Roses and cultivated Roses. T
ime to smell the Roses, and pick up their Heart Medicine.

Just found this beautiful website with a long list of Native American names for the Full Moons of the year.

Each Nation has given the Full Moons of the month different names, according to what that month brings and requires.

 

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Wild Rose Medicine – Photo by Melanie June 2017

The May Full Moon is from Abenaki to Zuni:

– Field Maker Moon
– When Women Weed Corn Moon
– Blossom Moon
– Season When the Leaves are Green Moon
– When the Ponies Shed their Shaggy Hair Moon
– Idle Moon
– Planting Moon
– When the Horses Get Fat Moon
– Flower Moon
– Frog Moon
– Mulberry Moon
– Food Gathering Moon
– Moon of Waiting
– Camas Bloom Moon
– Time of Big Leaf Moon
– Alewife Moon
– Strawberry Moon
– Budding Moon
– Moon When Ponies Shed
– Moon Before Pregnancy
– Hoeing Corn Moon
– The 9th Moon

So many names, so much diversity… directed by Nature.

 

 

What does THIS FULL MOON mean to YOU?
And even more so, how does it MOVE YOU?


I invite you to follow the trail into the Heart of Astro~News, and find its gifts and Medicine through the read, and in your HEART! 

 

Phoenix Heart-Fire Moon Moves Us!

Before tuning into the SAG FULL MOON (that might be already ON when you read this) we’re still going through the SCORPIO MOON (as I’m writing this) – the most intense of all lunar vibrations – which of course ‘feeds’ into the upcoming Full Moon.

What a SCORPIO MOON (with extra enhancing JUPITER!) weekend, building up to the FULL MOON on Tue in early SAG!

Let’s speak (the GEM SUN) about what touches us deeply, and about intense shadow things as well, where CHANGE for the BETTER is needed, and under way / hopefully coming!
Knowledge (GEM), Understanding (SAG / JUPITER), and mostly:
HEART TRUTH & WISDOM is Freedom!

 

 

 

We rise again – even more so when we’ve processed and cleared a lot in / through the scorpionic phase.
The pre-Full Moon is always most charged – compounding through the SCO flavour which has been this time around very potent, enhanced by JUPITER, and still reverberating the SCO – TAU Full Moon on Apr 29 – the Wesak Moon:

  • Where are we emotionally ‘hooked’ yet can’t control the situation?
  • Where do we feel deeply affected (hurt over or passionate about something)?
  • How can we transform attachments (to a desired outcome / gain, or being stuck with the unwanted), and find freedom?
  • What’s a ‘game changer’ that brings the intense and ‘negative’ to the light, and restores love?
  • What does the inner Buddha Nature say to all this, and where does it take you?

Once the MOON will cross over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG (Mon May 28 at 3:29 pm PDT) the Spirit / mood can lift – and we can ‘come through what needed to be felt, ‘digested’, transformed, and alchemized, with new understanding and direction, rooted in the Heart.

 

This free and public Eagle showed up for Public Domain Photos – in public air space…

 

The following SAG energy pulls us upward-onward – yay!
SAG after SCO is the ‘Phoenix out of the Ashes’, the soaring Eagle, the rebirth and widening of perspective:
To SEE is to be FREE!

Freedom and Truth are big for SAG.

Yet when that comes from the head and ego it turns easily into a divisive scenario.
Either horizontally: “Me here – you there; my truth vs. your truth”, or vertically: “I’m up here and know better than you.”

What saves the day and the way is the HEART.
HEART Truth isn’t somebody’s truth, doesn’t have an opposite, is inviting rather than dividing.
Coming and speaking from the Heart Truth is a big theme under the GEM – SAG Full Moon.
Is that up for you too?
Related to the areas in life that the Houses with GEM and SAG in your chart point to, and perhaps even your SUN, MOON, Nodes, and Planets in GEM and / or SAG?

When the “me and them” or sense of “I know better” comes up, and creates an interpretation of perceptions that can turn into a ‘story’ we can inquire (GEM), a la Byron Katie, and deeply ask ourselves:

  • Is this true?
  • How do you know it’s true?
  • Who would you be without this truth / story?

Inquiring as in: questioning our assumptions, and also: asking deep existential questions about our True Nature is a great way of being with the SAG – GEM activation through the Full Moon.

 

Hermes / Mercury , with winged helmet, sandals, and Caduceus / serpent staff of the healer

After entering its domain of GEM on the day of the Full Moon, May 29, MERCURY the Communicator / Messenger / Mental Agent meets with the SUN in GEM on June 5.
MERCURY will be in GEM until June 12
(only, since it’s in its fastest speed presently).


Expect a 2-week whooosh of communication / writing / learning on steroids.


Some people have said recently, it feels like MERCURY retro…

Could be the upcoming MERCURY / SUN effect, very brainy, and always good to remember to travel from the head to the Heart (also a GEM – SAG theme).

 

Time to take a look at the SAG – GEMINI Full Moon chart!

 

 

With the bright GEMINI SUN, together with approaching MERCURY, rather than giving excess energy to more information, head space, questioning, doubting, it can be best activated through conscious spiritual inquiry: What is the Truth about YOU?


The SAG Full MOON brings the energy into the HEART that offers Wisdom, Truth, and Direction:
Why are you here?
What moves you?
What does LOVE say?

 

Both GEM SUN and SAG MOON point in T-square (from West Coast perspective) to the MC / Midheaven, and widely to NEPTUNE in PISCES:

Relaxing and surrendering into the flow of life, into the connectedness and actually oneness of ALL is often the solution. Forgiveness and letting go can be part of it.


Beyond controversy and polarity, this and that, right and wrong, PISCES and NEPTUNE are the big unifiers.

Other polarities in the chart and energy field presently show up as well, yet are here to be bridged and ultimately unified:

  • The Lunar Nodal Axis, with the South Node next to MARS in AQ and North Node in LEO, in favourable Fire Trine with the MOON in SAG:
    Yes, it takes a village and a world community for cooperation (more activation to come in this field, as MARS will go retro soon, on the AQ-CAP-AQ Community Building Point, from June 26 – Aug 27).
    And yet it starts with feeling loved and welcomed from the Heart, for everyone involved. The Heart is the fuel for community.
  • VENUS in CAN just opposed (on May 25) SATURN in CAP:
    Where / whom / what do you feel emotionally connected to, and what nurtures you? And what does the ‘practical’ side say?
    How can you balance and combine the two?

 

This Full Moon activates directly the U.S. chart! 

… as it lines up with the AC – DC axis of the U.S. (at 12°12′ SAG – GEM) which shows how the U.S. presents itself (quite Sagittarian), and relate to significant others (people and countries). On the U.S. DC is also MARS in GEM – very outspoken, debating, and often aggressive, now activated by the SUN and MERCURY. The Full Moon sits very close to the U.S. AC (4 degrees apart).

This is also the Full Moon of the year that most directly activates Trump’s SAG – GEM Full Moon. Yes, he was born under not just a Full Moon but a Lunar Eclipse, with the MOON / South Node in SAG, and the SUN / URANUS / North Node in GEM (no wonder the man is obsessed with ‘fake news’ yet needs to learn to respect the freedom of press – among many other freedoms, rather than just come from a righteous and arrogant ‘my way or the high way’ SAG MOON / South Node shadow).

I wouldn’t be surprised if significant news, stories, fiery discussions and debates showed up in the next while that have an important effect on the U.S. and their present president / precedent.

 

 

In the Spirit of GEM Diversity, and combination of a mosaic of perspectives a la SAG – GEM, let’s take a look at the

SABIAN SYMBOLS Oracle for the Full Moon

SAGITTARIUS 8°: “WITHIN THE DEPTHS OF THE EARTH NEW ELEMENTS ARE BEING FORMED.

 

Heart Lava on Kilauea. Photo by B. Lewis (from years ago)

 

KEYNOTE: The alchemical fire which both purifies and transforms the very substance of human inner life.

Forces are at work in the deepest layers of the psyche which in their own way respond to the outer stimulation produced by a strong involvement in group ambitions and emotions, and even more by the powerful tensions and releases of love. An alchemical process goes on, usually unnoticed by the conscious ego, until it becomes obvious that a kind of mutation has taken place and a new level of awareness and of responses to life has been reached.

At this third stage of the five-fold sequence we deal with both the basic rhythm of growth of the human being and the reaction to more individualized experiences which aroused the emotions. The very substance of the person’s nature undergoes modifications, on the basis of which a new step may be taken. The symbol draws our attention to the inner changes. We have to become aware of them. What is implied is a kind of PSYCHIC GESTATION.”

 

Wow, so apropos what’s going on in Hawaii, on Sacred Mt Kilauea.
Maybe also standing for a symbolic purging and inner transformation that the Old Land / Old World / Ancient Earth births forth, through destruction and rebirth.

Take a look / read at my recent blog article from May 8 which offers an astrological view on the Kilauea eruption: The Ancient, Sacred Earth showing her Power.

And of course, for all of us a call to let the Heart Fire erupt, melt the old ‘trodden paths’, and make way for a new and more authentic journey of LOVE.

 

After all, GEMINI is also the Alchemist of dualities and polarities – which brings us full circle:

Mercury Rules Gemini, by Johfra Bosschart. Detail: The Phoenix, alchemizing Feminine and Masculine.

 

HEART-ful Blessings for the FULL MOON in SAG – and beyond!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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