The SUN crosses the ‘Alchemy Point’ into SCORPIO, and will be met by MERCURY retro (Oct 22 / 25): Into the Darkness – where Heart Alchemy Happens.

20 Oct

Alchemical Greetings, dear Cosmic Friends!

So here we are again, in the yearly cycle…
We’re reaching the ‘Tipping Point’ / ‘Alchemy Point’ from LIBRA to SCORPIO, seasonally, via Solar catalytic Consciousness.

The SUN enters SCO on Oct 22 at 4:00 pm PDT.

And via MERCURY – the mind in its intellectual function is now also geared to dive into dark and otherwise hidden realms.
MERCURY has been in SCO since Sept 27, and retro since Oct 13.
We’re coming to the half-way point of M-r, on Oct 25!
That’s the
Day of Enlightening Insight’ (yes, in SCO!) / a ‘New Mercury’ is born.


The mind in service to the Heart and Consciousness.
What are your realizations about the quality of ‘mind’, having already gone through deep inner journeys?
The Alchemy happens right on the ‘Tipping Point’ / ‘Choice Point’ –
What does the transformation have to do with the change that happens when you choose the Heart, and let yourself be chosen by the Heart
(rather than letting the mind do the choosing)?

 

AlchemyRetort

Mercurius, ‘processed’ in the alchemical retort – very apropos MERCURY retro in SCORPIO Medieval painting, origin unknown

All in all, an excellent time to go into deep inner transformational processes, and allow the Magic of Heart Alchemy do its work.

And to actively ‘cook up’, or find and magically uncover yet unseen connections.

The FULL MOON in TAURUS – SCORPIO will be on Oct 31
Right on Halloween, and close to All Saints / All Souls, when the veil between dimensions is thin. 

Stay tuned for the next Astro~News!

 

Melanie

 

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Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.
I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.
Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with yourself in the bigger evolution. Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’ and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.

I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life. I welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch. I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.

This is to empowered and liberating ways of working with the ancient and timeless gift of Astrology!

 

ASTRO~OFFER

It’s ON, from OCT 13 – 27 while MERCURY will be retro in SCORPIO.
10 – 20% (if your SUN / MOON / AC is in SCO) discount for Deep Dive ASTRO~ALCHEMY Sessions!
Online, or in person in Victoria BC

Here’s the FB event link.
Welcome!

 

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
via Courses, Workshops, and Embodied Astrology

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 15 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic. The intimate Astro hubs (max 6 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

This is to empowered and liberating ways of working with the ancient and timeless gift of Astrology!

 

 

LIBRA New Moon (Oct 16) in T-square with MARS and JUPITER / PLUTO / SATURN – Re-Balancing Right Relationship on All Levels

15 Oct

On-going Thanksgiving & ThanksLiving Blessings,
dear Astro~News Reader!

 

 

Here in Canada, we just had Thanksgiving weekend.
Gratitude is an attitude & empowering choice – even in times like this…

…and in a year called 2020 with the gratitude Planet JUPITER next to PLUTO & SATURN in CAP a big deal.

At this Harvest Season and perhaps Harvest Time of a larger cycle (considering SATURN presently in CAP), cultivating genuine gratitude for what is given, and for the results of / feedback for what we’ve put in ‘over the Spring and Summer’ is a good practice to generate contentment and inner harmony, or contemplation and awareness for how to correct our course.

In the U.S. (for how much longer?) Columbus Day was celebrated the same day as Canadian Thanksgiving, Oct 12.
Simultaneously since the early 1990’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day is being honoured as a counter-holiday.
Well, that’s also got to do with…

 

Right Relationship?!

We’re in LIBRA season (since Sept 22 – Fall Equinox)!

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LIBRA by Johfra Bosschart – with symbolism from various esoteric traditions

The LIBRA painting by Johfra Bosschart to the left symmetrically features SUN & MOON in the Infinity symbol (a # 8 on its side – Major Arcana VIII in Tarot is the Balance card, and the New Moon will be on Oct 16 = 2 x 8).

Below them a scene from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, with deities Hathor and Thoth weighing the Heart of the deceased against the feather of Maat – ‘judgment’ of souls via wisdom / intellect / reason, and love / compassion.
Only if the Heart proves to be as light as the feather may they transition into the otherworld.

Both figures float in a cloud opening ‘generated’ by a yin-yang symbols.
Below them are two Assyrian sphinxes, male and female on masonic tiled floor with their right paws on a glass cube altar with a LIBRA symbol out of which a Rose springs. All in symmetry and balance.

 

Being in Right Relationship, starting with the Inner and Outer Feminine and Masculine, as well as Equality, Balance and Fairness are big issues for LIBRA.
LIBRA rules courtship and courts…

All of the above is ever so relevant this year – even though LIBRA hasn’t come into the picture much yet, thus far.
But now it does, via the SUN, soon VENUS (Oct 27 – Nov 21), and MERCURY (presently in SCO but going back to LIBRA also on Oct 27 – and retro until Nov 3, almost to the degree of the New Moon = 24º).

End of LIBRA is also close to the ‘Tipping Point’ cusp over to SCO (which the SUN enters on Oct 22). So we’re dealing with choices that lead to change / decisions with consequences.
The controversial BC snap elections on Oct 24 and the U.S. presidential elections on Nov 3 (both under / at the end of MERCURY retro!) fall in this New Moon phase (Oct 16 – Nov 14).

 

Surprise-surprise… the 2020 thrill continues:
Not exactly all nice and harmonious and dandy, with this NEW MOON in LIBRA. 
It comes with a sharp cardinal T-square
= an opposition to Warrior MARS in ARIES – now bright in the night sky – next to discordant ERIS, and a square from both ARIES and LIBRA to the ‘Titanic Triad’ of JUPITER / PLUTO / SATURN, all 3 (all year!) in CAP – where the T-square ‘outlet’ wants to happen.

Lots of tension between the Hero / Warrior Spirit in Action, in relation to Equality / Fairness / Balance / Choices – with consequences.

The battles, esp. in the ‘Corona War’ (MARS / CHIRON in ARIES), some legal (LIBRA), and in any case fiercely controversial, are targeted to / provoked by Governments / ‘Old Empire’ structures (CAP) and their way of using (abusing?) authority (SATURN) and power (PLUTO) with the hierarchically executed measurements, rules, and regulations of this epic, historic year.

What’s the truth (JUPITER)?
What’s factual evidence
(SATURN)?
What’s been hidden and covered-up
(PLUTO)?

Similarly, in the Climate debate, what do data say, and what’s the responsibility / actions that need to be implemented (SATURN), based on the understanding of this Big Deal (JUPITER) that’s irreversibly changing Life on Earth as we know it (PLUTO)?!

MERCURY freshly retro (since Oct 13) in SCO from where it goes back to late LIBRA (until Nov 3!) can reveal hence hidden / covered information from the past that can drastically transform how we see these key scenarios, and the choices we make.

 

End-of-LIBRA has a GEMINI undertone:
Themes of balance, right relationship, fairness, and justice (LIBRA) have a lot to do with information and the conversation (civil or: rather not?!) that’s going on… between people, and in the media, social or anti-social, mainstream or alternative.

And GEMINI is ruled by MERCURY – freshly retro (since Oct 13 – which is also catalyzed by the New Moon) – exposing what’s been hidden and covered, digging deeper, finding information that can tip the scales for significant decisions, in this precarious Fall 2020.

 

After exploring how the interconnected present Astro Weather shows up in current societal events let’s see what the LIBRA New Moon on Oct 16 brings.

The ‘Birth Chart’ of the LIBRA New Moon on Oct 16

The New Moon will be at 12:31 pm PDT tomorrow Oct 16, 2020.

 

 

Well, there it is – a cosmic pattern with a few sharp squares, and esp. a T-square from the SUN / MOON in LIBRA and MARS, next to ERIS in ARIES, to the conglomerate of JUPITER / PLUTO / SATURN in CAP (now all three in direct / forward motion from Earth perspective, after the Titanic Turnaround in Sept / early Oct).

 

  • The LIBRA SUN & MOON in square with PLUTO in CAP (exact Oct 15 / 16):
    Balance, fairness, and right relationship on interpersonal and societal levels with All Our Relations comes up against old anachronistic righteous / abusive / disrespectful structures that are on their way out – yet still trying to assert themselves while they ‘die hard’.
    Personally, realizing how much relationships are about control – how can this change? How can everybody involved be in their intrinsic, inalienable power?
    Being in our natural Power Core in the midst of Change brings us into Balance.

 

  • The LIBRA MOON & SUN in square with SATURN end of CAP (exact Oct 16-18) – while the MOON moves over the ‘Tipping Point’ into SCO and aligns with MERCURY retro.
    What does it concretely look like to be in right relationship?
    What does it have to do with mutual respect and healthy boundaries?
    What are the choices that need to be made now?
    What needs to be brought to an end?

    Maybe to make room for who / what’s compatible and a good match?
    And how do relationships mirror where you’re at?
    How have they been the ‘perfect match’ for the (old?) you?
    Societally, the New MOON in LIBRA in square with SATURN is about integrity, fairness, social justice, and how the evidence / lack thereof has consequences (incl. in the choices we make / upcoming elections).

 

  • Clear communication & following intuitive / instinctive promptings is crucial now (always, but shows up more nowadays where we’re prone to assumptions / inner stories…) – via MERCURY freshly retro in SCO – going back to GEMINI ruled end of LIBRA where the New Moon lands, while the North Node is since June 2020 and until Dec 2021 in GEMINI.

 

  • And what’s with the ARIES side of the equation???
    CHIRON retro (activated by the Harvest Full Moon in early ARIES – LIBRA on Oct 1), and esp. MARS retro – with his discordant sister ERIS are opposed by the LIBRA New Moon. The exact SUN – MARS retro opposition was also just on Oct 13 – the half-way point of MARS retro – as it appears the brightest in the night sky now, in its 2-year cycle.
    The opposition of the ARIES dynamic and the LIBRA New Moon both are in square to the CAP Triad.

    Peaceful Warriors, show up, be authentic & bring out your Best!
    For the greater good of Evolution, for the future of Planet Earth and all her Beings!
    And let’s not buy into manufactured polarization & discord that divides us & makes us easier to rule / control. We have so much more in common than what appears to separate us. Important to acknowledge rather than antagonize ‘the other’.
    Choice matters, nevertheless:
    So let’s work & play & co-create together with whom it’s really a good match, and activate our best, for the Greater Good!

 

  • Also widely-wildly opposite the LIBRA New Moon: LILITH (barely) still in ARIES (since Jan 27) moving over the ‘Settling Point’ into TAURUS on Oct 21 – catalyzed by the LIBRA New Moon.
    It’s been truly a fierce & Wild New World of 2020, with LILITH, CHIRON, and since end of June also MARS in ARIES.
    Rather than being prone to the adrenaline rush of survival mode, this energy wants us to wake us up, show up, and start fresh – as we are, here-now.
    It’s been a time to try ourselves out in new ways a la ARIES, and to be the Warrior of Presence and / in the Newness. It all starts with the ‘Wild’ and unconditioned / untamed YOU.

    As LILITH goes into TAURUS ‘she’ help us find our True Nature – IN Nature, and in the Nature of our Body – which can be quite liberating / revolutionary – as LILITH will also activate URANUS in TAU in Dec – the signature that calls us to EmBody Freedom.

 

With all this tension – Libran BALANCE is Key.
Which helps restore Right Relationship.

 

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

Here’s a wise quote by Ann Mortifee –
from her book In Love with the Mystery:

“BALANCE

The compulsive habit that causes us to lose ourselves in a maze of unhappiness is always with us.
It takes great vigilance to become adept enough to notice the moment we are being mesmerized by thoughts and feelings that ensnare. Every day, moment by moment, we can learn to recognize when we are being lured into identifying with life as a melodrama. This does not mean we lose our ability to feel. Rather, we gain an ability to catch ourselves before we fall. We say, “There I go again.” And the instant we become aware that we are falling, we become able to regain our balance.”

 

What does the

SABIAN SYMBOL for the New Moon at 23°53′ LIBRA say?

“LIBRA 24°

Morpho Rhetenor Butterfly

A BUTTERFLY WITH A THIRD WING ON ITS LEFT SIDE.

KEYNOTE: The ability to develop, for inner strengthening, new modes of response to basic life situations.

The butterfly is the ancient and traditional symbol of the results of the process of spiritual rebirth. If the butterfly has three wings instead of two, a special development of an aspect of the spiritual life is shown.
Three is a symbol of fulfillment. Some power has been added to the normal spiritual life of the individual person. The left side usually refers to the instinctual field of the consciousness, but it is also the heart’s side. A new strength is shown, perhaps as yet unrealized.

A fourth stage symbol usually refers to some kind of technique or technical achievement. What is implied here is that the contact with the revivifying Life-force (cf. the first stage symbol) can result in the appearance of a new faculty, the use of which may not as yet be consciously evaluated. Indeed it is the establishment of such a contact which constitutes a technique for ORIGINAL MUTATION.”

 

The symbol shows us that for true equality & balance, and to go beyond the polarizing duality (such an issue this year!), we need to ‘grow an extra heart wing’ (and give our heart wings!)
And to bring more yin energy
(associated with the left side), as in: compassion and instinct into the equation (LIBRA) – important ingredients for the SCORPIOnic trans-mutation.

I just love how the symbol expresses such concentrated ‘simple’ and timeless wisdom for THIS time.
And how perfectly it synchronizes with the Egyptian Book of the Dead weighing process, illustrated in the painting by J.B. above:
The Heart that’s light as a feather can make the transition – and grow trans-mutating wings (in death as in life).

 

 

Where end-of-LIBRA is in your chart…

…that’s the area of life where new seeds are being planted, where a conception happens (the YIN quality of the New Moon), and where you might feel called to set new intentions and take new pro-active steps (the YANG quality of the New Moon), all in good measure, and for New BALANCE.

 

If you have your AC, MC, SUN, MOON, or planets in (esp. end of) LIBRA these sides and inner Archetypes of you move into a new cycle, and a new seed is planted that asks you to be in profound, integral (CAP), authentic (ARIES) well balanced relatedness.

 

End of LIBRA in your…. House:
Invite renewed profound Balance into…

 

1st House
Your Presence and Sense of Self

 

2nd House
Your Values, what you own, literally & metaphorically, your Business

 

3rd House
Your Environment, the Mentality around you

 

4th House
Your Home, Family Origin, Ancestry

 

5th House
Your Creative, Playful, Inner Child and Lover

 

6th House
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

 

7th House
Your Partners & Significant Others

 

8th House
Your deep Involvement and Sharing with Others, Your Transformations

 

9th House
What gives you Meaning, Your Wisdom, Inspiration, Path and Travels

 

10th House
Your Purpose incl Career, Your Public Self

 

11th House
Your Social Side – Engagement with Society, Co-creation with Groups and Friends

 

12th House
Your Transcendent and Spiritual Self and Union with All-that-Is.

 

Blessings for the LIBRA New Moon & Beyond!
Melanie

 

© 2020 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.
Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with yourself in the bigger evolution. Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’ and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.

I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life. I welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch. I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.

This is to empowered and liberating ways of working with the ancient and timeless gift of Astrology!

 

ASTRO~OFFER

It’s ON, from OCT 13 – 27 while MERCURY will be retro in SCORPIO.
10 – 20% (if your SUN / MOON / AC is in SCO) discount for Deep Dive ASTRO~ALCHEMY Sessions!
Online, or in person in Victoria BC

Here’s the FB event link.
Welcome!

 

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
via Courses, Workshops, and Embodied Astrology

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 15 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic. The intimate Astro hubs (max 6 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

This is to empowered and liberating ways of working with the ancient and timeless gift of Astrology!

 

Coming UP – Apropos LILITH:

Here’s the FB event link.
Welcome!

 

 

Wild & Thriving As Nature & In Our True Nature – LILITH in TAURUS (Oct 21, 2020 – July 18, 2021)

13 Oct

Greetings, dear Wild & Free Beings!

You probably like the sound of the ASTRO News I have for you:

 

 

It’s true, and immanent – only one week, before the shift!

LILITH, asteroid representative of the ‘Wild Woman’ Archetype, and, deeper than that: of our True, ‘Wild’ Nature that’s always unconditionally FREE and unbound, is shifting signs (every 9 months), as ‘she settles’ in her embodied Taurean Nature on Oct 21.

 

…after a truly wild ride in fierce ARIES where ‘she’s’ been quite the activating force since Jan 27 – together with CHIRON – united at the March 24 Spring Equinox New Moon – , and in Aug / Sept together with Warrior MARS / discordant ERIS, plus squaring / challenging the ‘Old Empire Titans’ JUPITER – PLUTO – SATURN in CAP!

Well, what a Wild New World it’s been for sure, in 2020 thus far – which brought primal instincts (survival, fear, freedom, fierceness) in us out. Healing ‘like with like’ a la CHIRON involves the unconditioned, authentic & autonomous Self a la LILITH.

 

The Chinese New Year of the Yang Metal RAT 2020 / 21 that started Jan 25, just 2 days before LILITH emerged in ARIES was clearly also linked into this.
Together with LILITH & CHIRON in ARIES, the RAT Year calls us in the ‘new viral world’ to wake up, start with ourselves, be in solidarity with our buddies, ‘leave the sinking ship’ (since RATS are the first ones to do just that), be smart and resourceful, alive and well, from the inside out.
Also a time to try ourselves out in new ways a la ARIES, and to be the Warrior of Presence and / in the Newness.
How have YOU emerged & do you show up a-new this year, and in every NOW? And what do you DO with / in this ONE precious LIFE? 

 

 

Now, LILITH ‘settles’ in TAURUS to help us find our True & Free,  ‘Wild’ & Unconditioned Nature – IN Nature, and in the Nature of our Body.

 

  • How does the instinctual wisdom of your Wild & Free Body guide you?

 

  • How does Mother Earth, all her Beings and your Body draw you closer to instinct? We are the Earth.

 

  • Where are you ‘in your element’?
    Like: literally, which place on Planet Earth?
    May be afar or around the corner, laying on the Earth, working in the garden, and eating / feeding others with home grown food. Wild foraging and discovering food sources that truly nourish us is also apropos LILITH in TAU.

 

  • When it comes to locational freedom, URANUS in TAU has set the tone in the last 2 years for what LILITH activates again:
    What do your senses says to the land you would thrive on (maybe awakened in the last 2 years) – like a plant growing under optimal conditions?
    And if you can’t be there yet, how do you bring its flavours, sounds, and sights into your life NOW?
    Follow your instinct, experiment, be unconditionally free!

 

  • The Green Revolution, initiated by URANUS in TAURUS (since 2018 / 19) is getting another kick from LILITH.
    Which reminds me of the food freedom hero Rob Greenfield who ventured out to set an example for happily living super simply & self-sustainably off the land – by transforming front yard lawns into thriving gardens. Inspired?

 

 

While in TAURUS, LILITH will make these Contacts with other Planetary Archetypes

The energy will be activated at least a week before and some days after the alignment.
Integration of its effects takes longer of course.

The LILITH effects start right at SCORPIO season, with the polarities between MERCURY, the SUN, and VENUS in SCO opposing LILITH in TAU – a contrast / polarity that calls to be bridged.
And then there’ll be TAURUS Season in Apr / May 2021 – with the ground prepared by LILITH.

December (what a month! Total Solar Eclipse, JUPITER / SATURN entering AQ and unifying there at Winter Solstice to start a new socio-political-economic cycle!) & Jan are the highlight months of the LILITH in TAU phase, as we’ll see the union of LILITH with URANUS (every 10 years) in TAU, exact on Dec 23 – and the effects extend into Jan 2021, when MARS joins LILITH, on Jan 29.

 

Here are the specifics with timeline:

 

OCT 21
LILITH enters TAURUS (until July 18, 2020)

Wild & Thriving As Nature

 

OCT 22
The SUN, on its entry point of SCO opposes LILITH in TAU
In the Season of Transformation finding comfort in what’s always wild and free.
What needs to die, to show how / where we thrive?

 

OCT 28 (plus, post M-r on NOV 13)
MERCURY retro in SCO opposes LILITH in TAU
(Instead of the Monkey Mind) Follow the Magic & trust your Senses.

 

NOV 24
VENUS in SCO opposes LILITH in TAU
Fall in Love with Being in Nature-as-Nature.

 

DEC 21 – such a potent time!
Winter Solstice
– which will come with the JUPITER-SATURN union at 0º28′ AQ just after both have entered AQ (Dec 16 / 19).
A new 20-year socio-political-economic-cultural cycle starts which is all about Community Building & Collaboration.

 

followed by
DEC 23
LILITH in TAU catches up with URANUS retro / stationary (turning direct on Jan 14) 
The effect extends over the month of Jan.
A Revolution / Liberation of (un?)Common Sense, down-to-Earth Values, Body Wisdom, and Free-Spiritedness 

 

JAN 29
MARS in TAU will meet LILITH
Wild Forces of Nature & of our Nature Body prevail.

 

APR 29
MERCURY in TAU will meet LILITH
Listening to & conveying Nature’s Voices – always wild & free & nourishing for body & soul.

 

MAY 1
VENUS in TAU will meet LILITH
The Beauty of Nature – ‘out there’, around us, and in us – ahhhh!

 

MAY 13
The SUN in TAU meets LILITH
Season of De-light & Wild Radiance

 

JUNE 15
LILITH in TAU in Earth Trine with PLUTO retro in CAP
Thriving in the Wild, and based on values that sustain the Soul

 

JULY 18
LILITH enters GEMINI.

 

 

LILITH is 9 months in a Zodiac sign, and has a 9-year cycle.

‘She’ returns to the energy in our birth chart every 9 years.
I.o.w., at ages 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, and 90, we have our LILITH Return.

Are you in one of these ages?
Then your LILITH might be in TAURUS and you have your LILITH Return!
An important re-initiation to find your ground in your nature-all Inner Wildness.

 

 

LILITH in TAURUS (meeting URANUS) in the Taurean House of your Birth Chart (and Local Chart)…

…is over the next 9 months grounding and rooting your instinctual values, and helping you be in your True (aka Buddha) Nature, most accessible via these areas of your Life:

 

Bali Morning Prayer – Photo by Helga Hendricks

1st House
Your Presence and Sense of Self

 

2nd House
Your Values, what you own, literally & metaphorically, your Business

 

3rd House
Your Environment, the Mentality around you

 

4th House
Your Home, Family Origin, Ancestry

 

5th House
Your Creative, Playful, Inner Child and Lover

 

6th House
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

 

7th House
Your Partners & Significant Others

 

8th House
Your Involvement and Sharing with Others, Your Transformations

 

9th House
What gives you Meaning, Your Wisdom, Inspiration, Path and Travels

 

10th House
Your Purpose incl Career, Your Public Self

 

11th House
Your Social Side – Engagement with Society, Groups and Friends

 

12th House
Your Transcendent and Spiritual Self and Union with All-that-Is.

 

And there’s more to LILITH in TAURUS… to be explored in our LILITH Parlour on Oct 19.
Join us in person or online.

 

This is to our Wild & Free Nature!
Melanie

 

© 2020 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.
I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.
Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with yourself in the bigger evolution. Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’ and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.

I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life. I welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch. I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.

This is to empowered and liberating ways of working with the ancient and timeless gift of Astrology!

 

ASTRO~OFFER

It’s ON, from OCT 13 – 27 while MERCURY will be retro in SCORPIO.
10 – 20% (if your SUN / MOON / AC is in SCO) discount for Deep Dive ASTRO~ALCHEMY Sessions!
Online, or in person in Victoria BC

Here’s the FB event link.
Welcome!

 

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
via Courses, Workshops, and Embodied Astrology

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 15 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic. The intimate Astro hubs (max 6 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

This is to empowered and liberating ways of working with the ancient and timeless gift of Astrology!

 

Coming UP – Apropos LILITH:

You’re most welcome to the

Special Astro Parlour
LILITH in TAURUS (Oct 21, 2020 – July 18, 2021) –
Wild & Thriving As Nature!

MON OCT 19
5:19 PM – 7:19 PM PDT
Hybrid in person / online workshop

Join us in person in Victoria BC / online from anywhere on Planet Earth (link to be sent to participants).

 

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Welcome!

 

 

PLUTO in CAP goes direct / forward on Oct 4: Power to Change!

2 Oct

On Oct 4, PLUTO in CAP turns direct / forward again!

 

The last part of the Titanic Turnaround of JUPITER – SATURN – PLUTO in Sept / Oct.
Yes, Soul Power is our ultimate guidance.

 

With SATURN retro, and JUPITER retro so close to PLUTO retro this Spring / early Summer (JU & PLU connected on Apr 4 and June 29), we’ve seen lots of concrete evidence of old structures and the ‘Old Empire’ expiring and being due to transform.
Probably like myself you’ve experienced situations with reality checks, closures and boundaries (SATURN in CAP), and where it’s been important to demonstrate you’re not engaging in the old energy / ‘matrix’ anymore but ARE the change.

The month of Sept (with JUPITER’s Turnaround on Sept 12) has been about seeing and understanding what’s big and important – and needs to be a timely priority.
For me, clearly one of the priorities is the exponentially increasing build-up of destructive human impact on Nature, and all Life on Planet Earth – the foundation of Life for us human Earthlings.
The mega fires in CA / OR / WA that started in the 1st week of Sept
(when MARS in ARIES went retro – what’s recurring about this acute crisis?!) brought it right in front of our eyes.

 

JUPITER will once more connect with PLUTO this year, on Nov 12 – while both Planets go direct.
Showing clearly what the Priorities (CAP) for Massive (JUPITER) and Profound Changes (PLUTO) of 2020 to 2021 are.

After passing PLUTO, JUPITER will, together with SATURN leave CAP and enter AQ on Dec 16 / 19, where they unite on Winter Solstice, Dec 21, at 0º28′ AQ.
Their alignment happens every 20 years (last one in TAURUS in May 2000) – initiating a new socio-political-economic-cultural cycle(!).

With the AQ signature, after SO much Earth in the last decades (incl. PLUTO in CAP since 2008/9 – which it’ll also leave in 2023), we’re transitioning into a new era for and AS humanity – after a super transformational and historic year 2020.

 

Since Fall Equinox (Sept 22) we’re in a SATURNian phase, as the Ringed One has turned direction on Sept 28 / 29.
From ‘done with the old’ and painfully obviously not working structures and modus operandi (how much more evidence do we need?) to: How do we build in integrity?

 

And now we’re in PLUTO-in-CAP U-Turn mode, end of Sept to mid-Oct – basically the whole LIBRA season!

Which also goes to show, being in our POWER has to do with making wise choices and finding a good match – for various purposes, resulting in peace, balance, and harmony.

Maybe a transformation has been going on in you already to show you what the Power to Change really means, and what needs to change in you & which choices you need to make to be in a place of intrinsic Power that manifests in the ‘outside world’. 

 

PLUTO’s retro trip in CAP since Apr 25 has brought up a lot of collective and personal inner and old conditioning, and shown where we can feel disempowered through controlling power structures and hierarchies. This could have manifested in personal, interpersonal and societal dynamics. Well, no kidding – this year….!


This is a turnaround phase to take our Power back, and / or not give it away in the first place. 

Many man-made / human-controlled greed & fear based or top-down authority structures (shadows of CAP-italist CAP) might be hard to come by / seem to require ‘moving mountains’ to make changes in distribution / accessibility / respect for everyone, no matter where they’re ‘positioned’ in the structure.
Yet, that’s also an old Capitalist and PISCES Age story that’s changing now. Too slowly??? Just-in-Time?

 

CAP themed inquiry questions, these years (2008 – 2023) of PLUTO’s CAP destruction and REbuilding process:

 

  • What and where are RESOURCES (collectively and personally speaking) that don’t waste time and energy and don’t produce more waste but are renewable?

  • How can we lead life in a way that isn’t efforting / resisting but resourceful and regenerative?

  • Who are the ones (really!) in charge???
    Hey: You’re the one you’ve been waiting for / looking up to!

  • What’s controlling us, and how can we take Power back?

  • What’s intrinsic Power from the inside-out?

  • How can we work wisely with TIME?

  • How can we be free from / beyond time control, and in timeless awareness?

 

 

With the stationary / direct PLUTO in CAP mode, it’s Time to RE-generate from within, in Nature, and in our True Nature.

Being connected to Source is instantly empowering.

What’s the POWER to CHANGE?

(Look at the signs…  )

Where can the change in you be sourced?
What can the status quo change into?

 

  • The Power of TIME and Timeliness
    How do we know when TIME is ‘right & ripe”?
    Tuning into our inner Soul Time is the way to go.
    Astrology can help by showing us the cosmic cycles, and how to align with them, assisting our natural inner knowing and intuition. 

    Don’t let yourself get pressured by external forces (“You should be already….”) and time / resource scarcity, in this ever so 24/7 production mode world – which isn’t really all that productive anyway if natural cycles of rest and regeneration aren’t honoured.
    So perhaps the Power of TIME means to slow down, smell the Roses, and let things ripen…?

 

  • Honouring the Elders, and Receiving Guidance
    Elders may be biological Elders, Spirit Elders, the spirit of the ‘Old World’…
    Being guided by them and towards them can be very powerful if you hear the call.

 

  • Working Well with Resources. Being Resourceful
    In tune with Natural Time and Natural Laws…

    Working respectfully with the cycles of Nature, incl. our own nature, the human life cycle and day-to-day cycles. CAP traditionally works with the Land and cooperates with Nature.
    When and where is a good time / place to seed / plant / harvest?
    The Fall Equinox (Sept 22) is one of the main markers of the Solar year, and the Harvest Moon on Oct 1 offers nature-all energy for harvesting / and also planting new seeds for harmony, balance and relatedness.

    There’s simplicity and beauty in this. Can we apply it again more into our lives?
    CAP says: I use what’s here and make the best out of it. I’m resourceful.
    The shadow would be to abuse, over-use, and the lack would be to under-use what would be a helpful resource.
    So, bottom line: TIME for an inventory / invent-ory.

 

  • Wisdom of the Body
    The most obvious ‘earthly resource’ is our body of course. Late CAP where PLUTO is now has also a VIRGO undertone – alignment with one’s Higher Self is / brings wellness.

    Don’t let yourself get de-stabilized from chaos, disruptions and imbalance around (an – understandable but not helpful – low grade experience of URANUS now in TAURUS and MERCURY now in PLUTO ruled SCO going into pre-retro ‘storm’ to go retro on Oct 13).
    Find and stand your ground, emBody Freedom, and let the mind alchemize.

    Let’s definitely bring the wisdom of the BODY in, for wise choices, and empowering change!

 

 

Let’s take a look at the

Sabian Symbols for the PLUTO U-Turn Point

PLUTO goes direct / forward from on Oct 4 at 22°29′ CAP.

I’ll use both 22° and 23° CAP this time, to show you the theme where PLUTO has been before (actually at the CAP Ring of Fire Solar Eclipse on Dec 25 / 26, 2019 round which the main theme of 2020 started!).
This ground had been already covered (dug up and transformed?) by PLUTO – representing the Power of Evolution.


Actually, the SATURN – PLUTO alignment of Jan 12 was at the same degree and almost minute – 22°46′ CAP!
The core / essence of what was initiated then is now acutely back – to rebuild from the most powerful place.


Obviously, there’s a Covid crisis connection.
Can we ‘even'(?!) rebuild from our intrinsic immune system? Or do we require all the massive infrastructure & organization, and governmental regulations, rules, and laws that have been established since?


SATURN in CAP from retro to direct on Sept 28 / 29, in this context:

  • How can we make sure we learned from experience, and implement what tangible reality has shown us?

  • How can we learn from mistakes in the crisis, rather than carry them forward – with massive consequences?!

  • How do we now lead & rebuild from integrity?

PLUTO in CAP shows us what’s underneath and at the core of what shows up as a concrete serious issue (SATURN).
We have to meet the essence of what showed as a crisis related to human health, infection etc. – rather than just treat the symptoms, or doctor the statistics.

 

So, here are the Symbols for both degrees in CAP that are now (and were in Dec / Jan) activated by PLUTO.

 

CAPRICORN 22°

“BY ACCEPTING DEFEAT GRACEFULLY, A GENERAL REVEALS NOBILITY OF CHARACTER.

KEYNOTE: The realization that one may grow through defeat as well as, and perhaps more than, through success.

While the preceding symbol referred to the drive toward success in culturally organized collective endeavors, this one presents us with the possibility of turning apparent external defeat into an inner spiritual achievement. We have recently seen how totally vanquished nations (Germany and Japan) have leaped forward and achieved great economic success. Much depends on the quality of the will and the inner integrity of the person.

At this second stage we find what seems to be a paradox, but the spiritual life is always paradoxical. The great sinner can become the most renowned saint, and a medieval Pope a criminal. What matters most always is INNER STRENGTH.”

 

Acknowledging, accepting and learning the deep lessons of a situation that presented themselves as a mistake / failure / defeat for the ego is indeed integrity and inner strength.
Very PLUTO. Very much the core of CAP.
Very relevant for the Titanic Turnaround.

 

And here’s the next degree – showing what’s up for change, where the shadow lies, and also where the evolution can come from.
PLUTO is activating it in mid Aug to mid Nov 2020.

 

CAPRICORN 23°

A SOLDIER RECEIVING TWO AWARDS FOR BRAVERY IN COMBAT.

KEYNOTE: The reward offered by society for the fulfillment of individual responsibility.

The fact that “two” awards are emphasized makes us believe that this may refer subtly to the recognition by the community that, whether s/he succeeded or failed, an individual who discharged his duty nobly under unusual circumstances is entitled to the respect and appreciation of the collectivity s/he served so well. What is implied here is a constant give-and-take between society and the individual person. Each one should be able to trust the other.

This third symbol of the fifty-ninth five-fold sequence extracts, as it were, a common element from the two preceding scenes. The Keyword here is RECOMPENSE, i.e. a compensation for a well-done performance — a balancing of accounts.”

 

What strikes me here is the part:
“…constant give-and-take between society and the individual person. Each one should be able to trust the other.” – a big theme this year. And also – in continuity to the previous symbol – the fact that acknowledgment for bravery doesn’t imply success.

Basically, rather than having societal / individual / leadership egos bumping up against and being at war with each other (also an issue brought out by MARS now retro in ARIES) as it happens SO much in the polarized public discussion this year, there’s gotta be a better way.

Rather than accusing each other –
Hw about as a base line (CAP) acknowledging that everyone does the best they can with the resources / consciousness they have.

“I might not agree with you. But I acknowledge where you come from, and even more so: I acknowledge and respect your humanity.”

Coming from that place – Soul to Soul if you will, a la PLUTO – can be a Turning Point in our circle of influence and in the world at large.
All parties must be acknowledged having equal intrinsic & inalienable Soul Power. 

 

Both expressions of the Sabian Symbols show where the Power to Change can be accessed. 

Not in giving so much energy to battling against the outer enemy (be it virus or government) but in acknowledgment of what-is, and letting Nature and Soul guide us in this mountainous terrain we’re on.

We are the Change!

 

Blessings for Nature-ALL Empowerment, with PLUTO’s Turnaround!
May the Power of & to Change be with You & in You!

Melanie

 

© 2020 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.
Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with yourself in the bigger evolution. Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’ and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.

I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life. I welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch. I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.

This is to empowered and liberating ways of working with the ancient and timeless gift of Astrology!

 

ASTRO~OFFER

It’s ON, from OCT 13 – 27 while MERCURY will be retro in SCORPIO.
10 – 20% (if your SUN / MOON / AC is in SCO) discount for Deep Dive ASTRO~ALCHEMY Sessions!
Online, or in person in Victoria BC

Here’s the FB event link.
Welcome!

 

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via Courses, Workshops, and Embodied Astrology

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 15 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic. The intimate Astro hubs (max 6 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

This is to empowered and liberating ways of working with the ancient and timeless gift of Astrology!

 

ASTRO*SOMATICS
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SAT OCT 3
10:03 AM – 3:33 PM

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VENUS in VIRGO (Oct 2 – 27) – Self Alignment is Beautiful

30 Sep

Cosmic Greetings, dear Astro~News Reader!

Virgo and Mercury, Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

VENUS will cross over the ‘Sphinx Point’ of Self (LEO) Awareness (VIRGO) on OCT 2, to dwell in the sign of the Sacred Feminine until OCT 27.
I. o.w., mostly during the VENUS ruled LIBRA season
(which is on until Oct 22) and during the LIBRA New Moon on Oct 16.


Self Awareness, loving and knowing ourselves, and being in alignment with the Cosmic Self
(as the image above illustrates beautifully) is the prerequisite of helping others finding their light – true service.

Your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets / Nodes in VIRGO are a magnet under VENUS in VIRGO and can attract more easily than otherwise.
And their qualities can attract service and practice in the name of overall / holistic wellness – which VIRGO loves.

Under VENUS in VIRGO, our loving qualities can be well channeled into the work we’re here to do. 
Yet good to remember for self critical VIRGO to not wait until we’re perfect, and not to sabotage the work that’s needed by considering it as ‘not good enough’.

VENUS is traditionally considered ‘in fall’ in VIRGO while ‘exalted’ in PISCES. VENUS in VIRGO can show up as feeling loving / loved based on ‘doing the right thing’ / being ‘good’ vs unconditional Love that IS, represented by VENUS in PISCES.


That’s where Self Awareness comes in – Know Thyself and do what’s good for you. Know you’re always beyond ‘good enough’ – rather: unconditionally love-able.
And what helps when these conditioned & conditional voices come up is to bring ourselves back into alignment, perhaps through a health / wellness / spiritual practice, like meditation, Yoga, Qi Gong, walking in Nature. Anything that can turn into a healthy routine, bringing us back into ourselves. Self sufficient VIRGO loves that.
Not that you ‘should do it’ to increase your self-love and love-ability though….

 

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card II – Priestess – Photo by Melanie

VENUS and the MOON in VIRGO (aligned on Oct 13 and visible at dawn) are also associated with Priestess energy. And 13 is a number sacred to the Goddess – related to the 13 lunar cycles in one solar year.
An initiation into the Sacred Feminine.
Loving this Voyager Tarot representation.

VENUS in VIRGO can bring out the d.i.y. / self sufficiency side a tad too much, so that we’re not so open to receive – reflected in the qualification of VENUS being ‘in Fall’ in VIRGO (while ‘she’s exalted in PISCES – being in loving flow attracts!).

Good to remember, and to open up and let the Love IN – as NEPTUNE in PISCES would offer. VENUS will go into opposition / relationship with NEPTUNE retro on Oct 18 – to make sure the balance of healthy discernment / alignment and openness & easy flow is in place.

 

Line-up of ‘dates & dances’ for VENUS in VIRGO with other Planets

In order (yep, gotta be orderly, says VIRGO) of appearance:

 

OCT 2
VENUS enters VIRGO.
Self Alignment is Beautiful.

 

OCT 8
VENUS in quincunx with CHIRON retro in AR.
New Medicine arising, from within. Knowing and loving yourself has to do with it…

 

OCT 10 (nice alignment day 10-10-2020)
VENUS trine URANUS retro in TAU
This beautiful Earth Trine brings stability to what could have shown up before as unsettling, with URANUS in
(VENUS ruled) TAURUS.
Good to be in loving Self Alignment while setting ourselves free from sticky attachments and habits.

 

OCT 12
MERCURY stat. in sextile with VENUS in VIR (ruled by Mercury)
A skillful, considerate and intimate conversation can bring people together (again).

 

OCT 13
Also the day when MERCURY the ruler of VIRGO goes retro, and MARS is at its half-way point of retro (opposite the SUN) and the brightest in its cycle
The waning / crescent MOON in VIRGO joins VENUS (both visible at dawn).
Beauty to behold (yet never to own)

 

OCT 18
VENUS opposite NEPTUNE retro in PISCES
Let the Love in!

 

OCT 19
VENUS quincunx MARS retro in ARIES, and in Earth Trine with JUPITER in CAP
Pick your battles – or rather save your energy for what’s more effective & loving.

 

OCT 21
VENUS in Earth Trine with PLUTO in CAP
Naturally empowered and grounded in the Core of your Being – Love.

 

OCT 24
VENUS in Earth Trine with SATURN in CAP
Rather than playing ‘small’ and ‘micro-managerial’ be in loving Self Alignment and commitment to integrity.

 

OCT 27
VENUS goes into LIBRA (until Nov 21)
Peace & harmony, beauty & aesthetics, justice & fairness matter.
It also shows us about our relational ‘bias’ (comparing ourselves / designing ourselves for others / making our life and our choices overly about others).
What does true Balance say?

 

 

VENUS in VIRGO attracts and helps us in relation to Self Awareness, Alignment, and being of Service.

Which we can access most easily via the area of life related to VIRGO in our chart:

 

1st House
How you show up
Aware (don’t be too self-critical!) and self contained – which attracts

 

2nd House
What you have and value –
Your health and self sufficiency are attractive gifts!

 

3rd House
Your environment with its mentality –
Grounding you, and showing you where you can help.

 

4th House
Your home & origin –
A workshop / working / busy / skilled people?

 

5th House
Your creativity, children, and lovers –
Be discerning, use your skills, and do what’s healthy.

 

6th House
Your work, health, and lifestyle –
Being in good shape is a good health insurance, and good for your business too.

 

7th House
Your significant others –
Doing their thing… Check out what types of people you attract, and discern what kind of relationships are healthy, and in alignment for you.

 

8th House
Your deep involvement and transformations –
Which practice helps you, them, and you together

 

9th House
Your travels and worldviews –
Travel on a budget, for work, and to help ‘the world’.

 

10th House
Your calling and purpose –
To be in alignment and of service.

 

11th House
Your community –
Aware & healthy – wellness practitioners welcome.

 

12th House
Your oneness with ALL –
Wholeness as Self-in-All.

 

Blessings for the 3 weeks & 4 days of VENUS in VIRGO!
Wishing you a consciously de-light-full time!
Melanie

 

 

© 2020 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.
Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with yourself in the bigger evolution. Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’ and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.

I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life. I welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch. I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.

This is to empowered and liberating ways of working with the ancient and timeless gift of Astrology!

 

ASTRO~OFFER

It’s ON, from OCT 13 – 27 while MERCURY will be retro in SCORPIO.
10 – 20% (if your SUN / MOON / AC is in SCO) discount for Deep Dive ASTRO~ALCHEMY Sessions!
Online, or in person in Victoria BC

Here’s the FB event link.
Welcome!

 

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
via Courses, Workshops, and Embodied Astrology

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 15 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic. The intimate Astro hubs (max 6 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

This is to empowered and liberating ways of working with the ancient and timeless gift of Astrology!

 

ASTRO*SOMATICS
Astrology & Your Health, Wellness, and Wholeness
– In beautiful alignment with VENUS in VIRGO – 

SAT OCT 3
10:03 AM – 3:33 PM

Here’s the FB event link.
Join us in person (max 2 people) in Victoria, or online from anywhere.

 

 

ARIES – LIBRA Harvest Moon with CHIRON (Oct 1): Show up with Your Medicine, and Acknowledge ‘The Other’

29 Sep

Happy Autumn, dear Astro~News Reader!

With the FALL EQUINOX arrived fresh rain cleaned AIR, here on Vancouver Island (after a week of severe smoke)- while numerous wildfires still burn on the U.S. West Coast. Hopefully they’re more under control by now, yet what a global wake-up call the mega fires of early September have been!

In the meantime, here locally the warm and golden early LIBRA SUN and the crispy-fresh MOONlit nights over the last week have been such a beautiful gift of contrast and perfect balance.

 

Balance and Freshness by the Water (and what a way of being a West-Coast child!) – Photo by Melanie

 

The first FULL MOON in FALL is coming up!

It’s the Harvest Moon – the Full Moon closest to the Fall Equinox!

I don’t want to sound dramatic… but this might be the most intense Harvest Moon I’ve seen in my 20-year Astro practice. The cosmic ‘field’ is so charged now…, I bet you feel it too.


The MOON will enter ARIES at 7:47 pm PDT tomorrow Sept 30 – to become exactly FULL at 2:05 pm PDT on Oct 1 – and rise as the Harvest Moon!
And She will be super close to CHIRON the Archetype of Healing and Medicine, plus not far from Her are MARS retro & LILITH end of ARIES which She will meet on Fri Oct 2.
A very activated & activating, hot & fiery Full Moon atmosphere,
and tying back to the ARIES New Moon on March 24, with CHIRON & LILITH, yet also balanced by LIBRA, Sphinxy and Scorpionic energy.
More about this below.


October will btw see two Full Moons, next one, the Blue Moon on Halloween, Oct 31!

 

Why is the Full Moon closest to the Fall Equinox called Harvest Moon?
And is it really bigger than the other Full MOONs?

Voila – some astronomical features from EarthSky.


In the progressions of seasons and esp. the growth season of 2020, it’s now a good time to acknowledge what’s coming to Fruition in this HARVEST Time – from the Spring & Summer, and from longer phases!
Says also SATURN the reaper / harvester Planet who just turned from retro
(since May 10) to direct yesterday Sept 28.
Let’s see where we’re at, with the Harvest theme, astrologically.

 

Phewwww – SO much is coming to fruition, even ‘just’ since the VIRGO New Moon (Sept 17) and last Full Moon in PISCES – VIRGO (Sept 1/2)!
Seems like we’re ripe for emerging & showing up in a whole new way of Being (apropos ARIES) and Being with One Another (very LIBRA)!

Feeling it?

 

Let’s take a look at the astro-energetic…

Fruition & Harvest Themes of 2020 

Ahhhh – we’re out of the Retro Record Summer now.
A phase that offered opportunities galore
(yet some in the disguise of challenges, JUPITER / SATURN) to tie up loose ends, and bring old (perhaps karmic, definitely habitual) patterns to a conclusion.

The absolute record with Seven Planets retro, incl. MARS, JUPITER, SATURN, CHIRON, URANUS, NEPTUNE, and PLUTO happened for the three days between Sept 9 – 12 (when the wildfires were blazing massively).
In the meantime, JUPITER went direct on Sept 12, SATURN on Sept 28, and PLUTO will follow on Oct 4 – the Titanic Turnaround in CAP is now fully ON which the Full Moon is right in the middle of, time wise, and also wide T-square wise (see below in the Full Moon chart).

 

Speaking of CAP Titanic / Herculean effort & impact,

the most massive CAP operation in 2020 issued by governments and regulatory bodies, and seriously affecting the basic structures and infrastructures of human life, incl. livelihoods and economy were clearly the Covid measures, implications and impositions – prob. THE global signature of 2020.

CAP questions are
besides: Who signed / takes responsibility?
What’s (was / still is) the purpose?
What’s a measurable outcome / success?

To look at the Harvest we need to go back to the seed planting season of Spring:
At the beginning of the operation in March –
yep, round the ARIES New Moon with CHIRON and LILITH on March 24 -, the primary point of preventing / controlling the spread of the virus was to avoid overwhelm of the hospital infrastructures with an expected overload of patients who couldn’t be treated by the capacities of doctors, nurses, and available equipment (as experienced in Northern Italy early on). All these resource management factors are very Capricornian by nature.

In the meantime (not far into the crisis already, actually), we’ve seen evidence across the world that intensive care units and even hospitals per se have not been overwhelmed (anymore). In many places, they’ve been even under-occupied, mainly because patients with diseases that needed to be tended to didn’t go to the hospital, out of fear of catching the virus – with serious health consequences, and even unnecessary deaths.

What do experience and evidence, and what do relevant numbers say? is a qu for SATURN going out of retro (where it’s been since May 10) to direct (Sept 28).
Was it a protective emergency ueber-preparedness and over-reaction (a la JUPITER in CAP – ARIES)?
What have we learned from the experience, and how do we implement the lessons that now (SATURN)?

 

Fear (a prime theme of SATURN – which is this year super powered by JUPITER & PLUTO) has been one of the biggest themes in the energy field in 2020 thus far.
Fear of the virus, fear of infecting someone else, fear of losing family members, fear of losing work, fear of ‘strangers’ (or even friends), fear of more restrictions, fear of a break-down of the economy, and of the social fabric…. massive.

Fear – Control – Power are a triad that typically show up together (in personal, inter-personal as in societal and collective dimensions).  

This year, with the SATURN (Fear – Control – Authority – Responsibility) – PLUTO (Power – Shadow – Transformation – Evolution) – JUPITER (Understanding through Magnification / Expansion) alignment, we’re called to understand deeply (JUPITER – PLUTO) the mechanisms of fear / control / authority / responsibility / maturity / integrity (SATURN), and evolve through / from their shadow expressions of abuse / exploitation – starkly-extremely showing up now (PLUTO).

 

Were the Covid measures primarily Fear directed, and responded to with Ueber-Control?
Well, Controller / Tester Archetype SATURN also calls to test a method and determine how effective it is – a basic requirement for possible adjustments.
So, what’s with concrete, realistic, measurable assessments of the applied methods, ongoing, and after in the meantime 6-7 months of the new ‘default’ / ‘normal'(?) modus operandi?
It seems to only come from critical voices these days.

 

Which brings up the questions:

What does responsibility imply (CAP)?
Where does the ‘Old Empires’ stand in this?
What’s with the collective shadow (PLUTO) that’s being revealed now?
And how can it transform?

 

When weighing (LIBRA) costs / harm and benefits, were the Covid measures appropriate? adequate? disproportionate?
What were the lessons, and how does the course need to be adjusted?

How were vulnerable people, esp. Elders (CAP) – as the priority – effectively protected (without being unnecessarily isolated from their loved ones)

And, on a meta level: Why are the positions and discussions in the Covid crisis so emotionalized and so polarized?

 

We need to ask critical and curious questions, rather than just come from an agenda or attack a presumed opposed one, and question the narrative (the official one and our own) says the North Node now (since early June 2020 until Dec 2021) in GEMINI, contrasting the South Node in SAG, plus MARS retro in ARIES.

When it comes to the psychology of emotional undercurrents, MERCURY, the ruler of GEMINI now freshly (since Sept 27), and for a long time – basically Dec 1 – in SCORPIO, plus going retro from Oct 13 on, helps to reveal what’s going on ‘in the background’ / with hidden agendas / what’s in control subconsciously, even in sabotaging ways.

 

The ARIES – LIBRA Harvest Full Moon in wide T-square with the CAP ‘Titanic in Turnaround’ is a huge catalyst to show up genuinely and take action (ARIES) but instead of lashing out in polarizing warfare against… (virus, governments, ‘the other side’…), MARS retro reminds us to activate Warrior energy in constructive & empowered ways. 

 

What else is in the Planetary Harvest Basket of the Season?

 

MARS (Hubble Space Telescope)

HARVESTING MARS

Definitely a strong Harvest theme, and acutely activated: MARS rules ARIES where the Harvest Full Moon on Oct 1 will be, before meeting orangey-bright MARS one day later.

MARS Retro (Sept 9 – Nov 13) in ARIES helps to RE-activate Our Inner Warrior of Authenticity & Renewal.

  • Are you taking yourself out of the old model of War on / against….?
  • Have you reconnected with old (repressed?) anger, and released it in a healthy way?
  • Have you RE-ignited your passion FOR something that you might have lost track of and that shows up (ARIES) again – maybe quite spontaneously so? 
  • What’s with RE-activating your inner authentic will?
  • Have you been able to spot when the ego (often the hijacker of our authentic Martian desires) wants to take over?
  • Have you tapped into the life force, special vitality, and passion that drives you and leads to renewal?
  • How does the ‘Superior Warrior’ (CAP / ARIES) show up?

 

The most acute MARS activation (besides by the Harvest MOON of course) is the square the ‘Red One’ formed with the ‘Ringed One’ SATURN just today Sept 29, with both Planets in their ruled signs, and ‘at odds’ with each other. Rolling out with the Harvest Moon.

Why do we keep fighting authority and the Old?
What are old patterns about it?
What do you want – not from an ego driven place but from natural purpose?
And what’s the wisest way of achieving it?

 

SATURN (Hubble Space Telescope)

HARVESTING with SATURN

One of the game changers in the retro-to-direct shifts of Sept / Oct is good ole SATURN in CAP.
SATURN is known to be the ‘grim reaper’ or even Father Death with the scythe – showing us what IS old and dead, and ripe to be cut and pruned.  

The retro effect of SATURN (every year for about 4-5 months, this year May 10 – Sept 28) has been a ‘Harvest’ time to complete old karma, old contracts, old giving-authority-away, to step into authority and commitment cleared from those ‘shackles’ and into integrity from the inside-out.

The ‘Ringed One’ went out of retro technically on Sept 28 – What ARE we building now?!

B.t.w., when being asked, “Would this be a good time to start committing, planning, and building again?”
I’d suggest: Wait at least until the LIBRA NEW MOON on Oct 16. Always better to start after the New Moon – and to give SATURN (and also PLUTO – turning around on Oct 4) some time to shift gears. 

 

 

PLUTO (New Horizons Mission 2015)

HARVESTED by PLUTO

The deep down / far out PLUTO – Archetype of transformational Evolution that’s ‘upon’ us – harvests and processes what’s naturally subject to change.
Often by rolling out shadow manifestations of the old while the winds of change are underway.

PLUTO is the transpersonal level of MARS – Higher Power, beyond the personal Warrior Archetype of assertion and vital energy.

PLUTO these years (2008 – 2023) in CAP shows where the ‘Old Empire is expiring’… and the ‘Old Regime’ / operating system is SO due for an upgrade that honours the signs of the time:

A wiser and more respectful way of working with time, natural resources, and natural laws so that the resources humanity depends upon don’t expire…
And to bring our best and most powerful essence to the table – because it’s timely. While the Dimension of Time transcends when we ARE in soulful Essence…

As PLUTO has been retro (every year for 5 months, this time Apr 25 – Oct 4) power issues have been ‘harvested’ – to show us where we give power away to others, esp. (with hierarchical CAP, in combo with SATURN & JUPITER this year) to those UP there in ‘Power’, while truly The Power and Soul Integrity that can’t be usurped is within.

(Inter)personal Power issues have also been ‘harvested’ with PLUTO retro:
Ah – there we go again – and see how it’s really an inside game! 
As we connect with / as Source, what happens?

Wherever CAP is in your chart you learn these years with the PLUTO effect what Power-to-Change really means to you.

P.S. LOVE is a good candidate for the most powerful change agent that can ‘move mountains’ (a la CAP) – as the New Horizon’s mission to PLUTO perhaps revealed in July 2015 (see photo). 

 

So hey, what’s with the

ARIES FULL MOON with CHIRON

…Pointing to our Authentic Nature as the ‘Wounded Healer & Teacher’?!

You can see them together, in the Harvest Moon chart below (not in the sky, since CHIRON is a small but significant Planetoid)

CHIRON the Centaur ‘Outsider’ turned Warrior

As mentioned, this CHIRON-ic Harvest Full Moon in ARIES – LIBRA links back to the Spring Equinox New Moon in ARIES with CHIRON, on March 24.

2020 is such an initiation year for CHIRON in ARIES (2019 – 2027) – The Medicine of Being Authentically You!

While also a New Medicine is emerging from the established ‘War Medicine’ which we’re seeing now in full force ramping up – yet also being on the way out…

CHIRON now retro in ARIES (July 11 – Dec 15) – brought out fully by the large Harvest Full Moon is about Healing through Inner Medicine and Authenticity.

 

Let’s take a look at the

SABIAN SYMBOL for the FULL MOON, at 9°08′ ARIES

ARIES 9°:A CRYSTAL GAZER.

KEYNOTE: The development of an inner realization of organic wholeness.

The crystal sphere symbolizes wholeness. Within the sphere images take form. These images may reveal future events, but more significantly they picture “the situation as a whole” – the situation which the clairvoyant is meant to interpret. The nascent mental faculties operating through still dominant emotions (or collective cultural incentives) act as a centralizing and whole-making power. What the intelligence perceives in its concentration is the function of every inner impulse and outer events in the open field of a “personality” still unclouded by egoism.

At this fourth stage of the five-fold sequence the new technique required for the development of individualized consciousness is revealed: CONCENTRATED ATTENTION.”

 

This ‘simple’ symbol beautifully connects the dots:

Concentrated attention & awareness (which is also very much apropos VENUS Sphinx Point and MERCURY in SCO) in an unconditioned, fresh, uncorrupted, and direct ARIES way helps see the situation as a whole.
It doesn’t have to be complicated and convoluted as it seems.
And it also refers to the message of MARS retro in ARIES – unclouded by egoism we ‘just’ deal with what’s in front of us.

 

Which bring us to….

The LIBRA (and entourage) side of the Equation

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A Rose is a Rose (or a Rose Compass) – Photo by Melanie


With the SUN in LIBRA surrounded by VENUS
the Ruler of LIBRA on the ‘Sphinx Point’ from LEO (ruled by the SUN) entering VIRGO on Oct 2 and MERCURY the Ruler of VIRGO freshly in SCORPIO (and about to go retro on Oct 13), we’re offered Conscious (SUN) Reflections, esp in Human Relationships:

  • What would be conscious (SUN) choices (LIBRA) that meet the need (MOON) to be authentically, fully YOU (ARIES)?
    Hint – it starts with: Choose Yourself!
  • What’s negotiable (LIBRA) / small stuff, and what’s not a good match / not genuinely compatible (LIBRA) or not aligned, based on Self Awareness (VENUS entering VIRGO)?
  • How could a Partnership look like (LIBRA) that brings out the partners’ authentic Medicine (CHIRON in ARIES) where the light is reflected to one another?
  • Baby steps at a time (ARIES) are fine and normal…
  • Too much sitting on the fence, weighing and waiting (for the other to make a move, for ‘something’ to happen and tip the scale) doesn’t do it much longer.
    Good thing that the FULL MOON in ARIES with CHIRON and MARS / LILITH nearby remind us: Just go for it (you already know what it’s like to be in limbo), and then the next step will emerge.

 

Lots of questions to consider, says SUN in LIBRA, MERCURY on the ‘Tipping Point’, and VENUS on the ‘Sphinx Point’.
Yet, i.m.o., being truly, spontaneously authentic in / as the Self naturally supports good choices.
I know, it can be a balancing act to bring one’s true authentic Nature into relationship.
But that’s actually more from the perspective of the conditioned Self an ‘issue’ than from the free, authentic Self.

 

 

Here’s the ‘birth chart’ of the Harvest Moon

Exact on Oct 1, 2020 at 2:05 pm PDT

 

…where you see the concentration in CAP, of JUPITER, out of retro since Sept 12, PLUTO stationary-retro (to turn direct on Oct 4), and stationary SATURN, freshly out of retro since Sept 28 / 29.


This ‘Titanic Turnaround’ cluster in CAP and major 2020 signature is now being squared by MARS retro in its own Warrior sign ARIES,
to SATURN on Sept 29, to PLUTO on Oct 9, and to JUPITER on Oct 18. LILITH is also nearby but on the way out of ARIES (since Jan 27) on Oct 21. More about LILITH into TAURUS in the next ASTRO~News, for the LIBRA New Moon on Oct 16.

The Full Moon with CHIRON retro in ARIES approaches MARS on Oct 2, and is therefore also tied into the cardinal square.
An itch for action (“Do something NOW!”), and critical pressure to show up (ARIES) in integrity and inner authority & power (CAP).

 

As you see, the energy is mostly cardinal (ARIES, LIBRA, CAP), and that’s where the wide T-square of the Full Moon to the CAP cluster is.

Truly a critical time to make wise choices, and show up with our authentic Medicine.


With the multiple Harvest signature
(see laid out above)…
we’re called to be conscious and accountable, and acknowledge our ‘Harvest’ of this year and beyond:
How do I get the same results with the same behaviour?
How have I transformed and matured?

And do what’s right and in integrity (CAP), from a perspective of freshness & wholeness (Sabian Symbol) and by honouring and acknowledging (CAP) – rather than polarizing / warring (MARS retro) ‘The Other/s’ (LIBRA).

 

 

Harvest Moon Blessings to You and your ‘Significant Others’!
Melanie

 

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MERCURY Goes Retro (Oct 13 – Nov 3) on the SCORPIO – LIBRA ‘Tipping Point’: Trickster Magic, Cosmic RE-lief & Seasonal Toolkit

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Dear Cosmic Friend!

Are you embracing the darker season?
Fall has rolled in seasonally & astro-energetically…

And it comes with so many tensions, important decisions / choices to make & votes to take – LIBRA, after the ‘input’ over the last weeks of wild-fiery attacks (just as stationary MARS in ARIES aligned with LILITH) on the U.S. West Coast and in the polarized discussions, big deal issues of integrity and priorities – JUPITER, challenging lessons – SATURN, and turning points – PLUTO…

MARS & JUPITER & SATURN & PLUTO have been stationary throughout Sept and into mid-October, and the ARIES – LIBRA Full Moon on Oct 1 (Harvest Moon) comes with CHIRON, bridging back to the ARIES New Moon with CHIRON on March 24 – when it all started…

It might feel like the expected course of action (personally, inter-personally, societally…) is stalled, under stationary / retro MERCURY while MARS is also retro until Nov 13…

Time to REflect and ask deeper questions – with MERCURY retro, starting from SCORPIO, and cruising back and forth on the SCO-LIBRA-SCO ‘Tipping Point’.

 

Tipping Point – Photo by Ted Roberts

 

MERCURY the Communicator / Messenger / Alchemist Planet is already in SCORPIO since yesterday Sept 27, and will be in the most magical and transformational Zodiac energy (with a 2-week break Oct 27 – Nov 10) until Dec 1!


Not a big mystery why – it’ll go retrograde, starting on Oct 13 until Nov 3 (YES, U.S. Election Day)!

Light through the Dark – Photo by Melanie Oct 31 2018

 

Have you been in a mode of communicating from a deeper, more revealing and intimate place than ‘usual’?

What has emerged from under the cloak of mystery, privacy, cover-up, and scorpionic hiding rock, and come to the surface thus far?

Well, more to come, ‘even’ unintentionally and ‘randomly’ when MERCURY goes retro in SCORPIO…

 

 

What you find in this extensive / never comprehensive MERCURY Retro article:

  • Going with the Flow & Magic of MERCURY retro…
  • What’s Special about this MERCURY Retro phase in SCORPIO – LIBRA
  • MERCURY Retro in SCORPIO – LIBRA and its Connections with other Planetary Players 
  • Where’s MERCURY’s deep dive / Tipping Point retro action happening in Your Chart & Life?
  • 7-Phase Sequence of the MERCURY Retro Timeline
  • Timeless and Timely MERCURY Retro REminders
  • My Seasoned MERCURY Retro Tips & Seasonal Tool Kit 

 

Going with the Flow & Magic of MERCURY retro…

Technology, traffic / transport and communication glitches (or surprises!) sneaking in again lately and calling for flexibility?

No way? Are you telling me…..?
YEP, the ‘inevitable’ is happening again:

MERCURY doing its retro somersaults again…

Another MERCURY Retro phase is coming UP, and already gearing UP!

In SCORPIO / late LIBRA this time (from 11°40′ SCO back to 25°54′ LIBRA, to be precise), from Oct 13 – Nov 3.

If you’ve read my MERCURY retro support REport (or even advocacy) over the years you know:

M-r isn’t necessarily ‘BAD’ news (even in SCORPIO lol), as pop Astrology would have it.
And hey – perhaps M-r is ‘even’ an overdue and cosmically well timed de-conditioning!

In a nutshell, with M-r, the Archetype of the MIND is operating differently / ‘unusually’, and tuned-up into a ‘New MERCURY’ (hey, what’s that???).

 

Have you noticed?
We’re already in the build-up (or rather: slow-down) phase!
Our good old messenger / trickster friend MERCURY has been since SEPT 25 in pre-retro ‘shadow’
(i.o.w., crossed the 25°54′ LIBRA mark from which it will go direct again at the end of M-r, on Nov 3).

From OCT 7 on, MERCURY will be in stationary (very slowly moving) ‘U-turn storm’. 

And on OCT 13 – under MOON & VENUS together in MERCURY ruled VIRGO, while MARS retro in ARIES will have reached exactly its half-way mark and be brightly illuminated by the SUN in LIBRA – MERCURY will ‘officially’ start its seasonal retro loop which goes technically until NOV 3, and rolls out completely until round Nov 20 – the SCORPIO Season.

So, the two months October & November (which include build-up time before and roll-out time after) are under M-r influence.
Take it easy on Halloween – a Full Moon event! – as well as Canadian and U.S. Thanksgiving ‘plans’ (well, not exactly the year for plans anyhoo…), and don’t get wrapped up in ‘loops’ that are directed by mental over-attachment a.k.a. need for control.

It’s a good time to chill, go on a RE-treat, to a RE-laxation spa – why not at home? -, or on an adventure in the woods.
Also to purge and find ‘hidden treasures’, and to catch up with friends you haven’t talked with in a while, and to have good deep conversations.
And to pick up lost & forgotten reading or writing projects – a la SCORPIO – LIBRA – that are relatable, touch you and others deeply, are cathartic or catalysts for change.
But also: It’s a heightened time for info to leak and communication to happen that’s usually under the radar.

 

Could be a good time to check in astrologically – just get in touch if you feel it’s calling you.
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What’s Special about this MERCURY Retro phase in SCORPIO – LIBRA?

It will make triple(!!!) contacts with CHIRON retro in ARIES and URANUS retro in TAURUS, in the pre-retro / retro / post-retro loop.
Looks like the investigative journalist / behind-the-scenes trickster / BS detector in SCO is particularly interested in breaking news about all matters of Medicine
(established, traditional, inner) and Freedom (from, for, and even without an opposite / polarity).

May the inward-backward turning and processing of mind, thoughts, information, and communication lead to a purged & transformed, REnewed, clear, RE-alistic, truly connective and truly free and authentic way of being in the World!

Bali Morning Prayer – Photo by Helga Hendricks

 

It’s clear to most of us now – our way of being on Planet Earth as Humanity can’t go on with ‘business as usual’.
A deep and serious commitment to change is needed (JUPITER / SATURN / PLUTO  in CAP).
We need to find new transformed ways of Being – with one another, and as Society and Humanity.
JUPITER & SATURN start a new 20-year socio-political-economic cycle at 1º AQ at Winter Solstice – Collaboration beyond CAP hierarchies and domination is where it’s at.
We’re in Deep Inter-Relatedness (SCORPIO – LIBRA) with ALL Sentient Beings.

 

MERCURY Retro in SCORPIO – LIBRA and its Connections with other Planetary Players

Some in triple contacts, in the pre-retro / retro / post-retro loop
…and my suggestions how to be in natural alignment with the energies

 

Image Credit: Pexels 

 

Triple contacts with
CHIRON (Oct 3, 22, Nov 15) &
URANUS (Oct 7, 19, Nov 17)
…in the pre-retro / retro / post-retro loop!

 

SEPT 25
MERCURY went into so-called pre-retro‘shadow’
(it passed for the first time the Zodiac point (25°54′ SCO) from which it will after the retro phase go direct / forward again, on Nov 3).
Noticing ‘foreshadowing’ themes of what might come up during M-r ?

 

SEPT 27
MERCURY entered SCORPIO
Power to Change, and to Change the Conversation.

 

OCT 3
MERCURY in quincunx with CHIRON retro in ARIES (# 1 of 3)
Authentic Talk can be awkward, yet refreshing to address vulnerabilities, taboos, and all kinds of issues round healing.

 

OCT 7
MERCURY opp. URANUS retro in TAURUS (# 1 of 3)
Wild card / liberating shifts in thinking and communications.
Be intuitive, innovative, expect the unexpected, incl. surprise news.
No rush to ‘run with them’ though.
The pre-retro ‘storm’ / stationary phase for MERCURY retro in SCO-LIBRA starts.
Take it easy on ‘plans’.
Get ready for synchronicities and synch’ with the Flow & Magic of Life.

 

OCT 12
MERCURY stat. in sextile with VENUS in VIR (ruled by Mercury)
A skillful, considerate and intimate conversation can bring people together (again).

 

OCT 13 – also day of MARS in ARIES going from retro to direct
MERCURY
(at 11°40′ SCO) goes retro (until Nov 3).
Alchemy of the Mind.
MERCURY retro in SCORPIO can present itself as really tricky, since the mind can poke & provoke us where it hurts – only to identify self-defeating patterns of self talk and ‘inner game’ that are now ripe to change – by going all the way through the process.
Of course also great for revealing issues that have been lingering under the surface / behind the scenes, personally, interpersonally, and societally.

 

OCT 19
MERCURY retro opposite URANUS retro in TAURUS (# 2 of 3)
Prime time for doing research. Surprising game changer news / revelations?
Yet take it easy on private conversations which could be explosive – or lead to paradigm / out of the box shifts.

 

OCT 22
The SUN enters SCO (until Nov 21).
Consciously diving into Magic, Mystery, and Transformation – t’is the Season.
MERCURY retro in quincunx with CHIRON retro in AR (# 2 of 3)
Digging deeper into what the Medicine of being authentic and autonomous really entails.

 

OCT 25
MERCURY retro in SCO meets the SUN.
Half-way point of the M-r Journey = ‘Day of Enlightening Insight’ / a ‘New Mercury’ is born.
The mind in service to the Heart and Consciousness.
What are your realizations about the quality of ‘mind’, having already gone through deep inner journeys? 

 

OCT 27
MERCURY retro re-enters LIBRA – where it squares SATURN and almost PLUTO / JUPITER, all end of CAP.

Equanimity in the Storm… Hugely important choices have to be made.
Check out the MERCURY in LIBRA blog post
 (those cross-references are also very LIBRA – SCORPIO, ha-ha).

 

NOV 3 – U.S. Presidential Elections
MERCURY goes from retro to direct at 25°54′ LIBRA, i.o.w. is in full-on ‘turnaround storm’.
May the inward-backward turning and processing lead to a transformed & renewed way of seeing and interacting with the World!
Critical Tipping Point. Choices have consequences. Qu is: do we have all the information?

 

NOV 7
MERCURY leaves the stationary post-retro ‘storm’.
Integration of the adjustment time – back into the ‘real world’, with a regenerated sense of self, and awareness of the mind.

 

NOV 10
MERCURY, freshly out of ‘post-retro storm’ re-enters SCO.
Considering deeper issues.

 

NOV 15
MERCURY post-retro in quincunx with CHIRON retro in AR (# 3 of 3)
Now we know more, when it comes to what really heals.

 

NOV 17
MERCURY post-retro opp. URANUS retro in TAU (# 3 of 3)
Even more surprise / liberating / game changing news and liberation of the mind?

 

NOV 20
MERCURY leaves the post-retro Shadow (MERCURY at 11°40′ SCO – where it went retro from).
After the mental deep-dive adventure it’s time to integrate our new way of Being where Mind follows Consciousness and the Heart.

 

 

Where’s MERCURY’s deep dive into SCORPIO happening in Your Chart & Life?

Alchemy Retort. Medieval painting, origin unknown

The House in your Chart that contains SCORPIO / late LIBRA is the ‘Scene of Affairs’.
(Always, but esp. nowadays) a good time to go into depth where magic, transformation, and re-generation happen.

As you read this maybe you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in late LIBRA / SCORPIO? Then there’s more to the activation between MERCURY and these Inner Archetypes of yours…

 

Back to the SCORPIO Houses – we all have one (or two) –

SCORPIO in your….

 

1st House
How you show up –
Maybe ‘under cover’ – more than what meets the eye.
The World senses the charge you emit. Don’t hide, be a catalyst.

 

2nd House
What you have and value –
Magic and power-to-change.
Be aware of those ‘gifts in disguise’.

 

3rd House
Your ‘relatives’ and environment –
Do they even know you / each other?
Hide & seek games? What needs to be talked about?

 

4th House
Your home –
A regenerative haven…
If you and your family have gone through so much this is the time to talk about it and process what happened and who you’ve become through it.

 

5th House
Your creativity –
Pure magic.
You’re the Alchemist – inspired by the divine Play of Change.

 

6th House
Your work, health, and lifestyle –
Time to purge, regenerate, and transform to be in your / the Power.

 

7th House
Your significant others –
Magical Beings. Catalysts for change.
Are you aware why they might be in your life?

 

8th House
Your deep involvement and transformations –
You died many deaths and here you are. Who’s the true you?

 

9th House
Your travels and worldviews –
Through the darkness to the light.
Time for another inner / outer Journey?

 

10th House
Your calling –
Leading / modeling transformation.
Does the World know / sense? Maybe time for a renewed public-yet-private presence.

 

11th House
Your community and friends –
A magical tribe – who probably went through a lot too.
Talk with your deep dive buddies – who knows where it leads.

 

12th House
Your Oneness with All –
In the Magic & Power of Life that’s always greater than personal / interpersonal power themes.
Take time-out to dive into what-IS.

 

 

Blessings for this Mercurial Immersion Time!
Let’s dive in, be with Mystery, Magic, and not afraid of the ‘Dark’.

 

That’s the dip into my take on this upcoming MERCURY Retro.
If you’d like to dig deeper, and go with the full menu, keep on reading:

 

7-Phase Sequence of the MERCURY Retro Timeline 

  1. Pre-retro shadow – started on SEPT 25. MERCURY in the Epimethean phase.
  2. Pre-retro stationary / ‘storm’ – starts on OCT 7.
  3. MERCURY technically retro – from OCT 13 on.
  4. MERCURY meets half-way in retro the SUN – a ‘New Mercury’ is born, a.k.a. ‘Point of Enlightening Insight’ – on OCT 25 – Promethean phase starts.
  5. MERCURY direct again – on NOV 3.
  6. Post-retro stationary / ‘storm’ ends – on NOV 7.
  7. Post-retro shadow – until NOV 20.

 

The first half of M-r (phases 1. – 4.) is the Epimethean phase.
RE-minding us of ‘old stories’ – which doesn’t have to be a ‘bad thing’ to overcome, it can be an important RE-flection inducer ;-).

And a scorpionic trigger for getting to the core of things where things are sticky yet primed to be met and helped to change.

The second half of M-r (phases 4. – 8.) is the Promethean phase.
New insights and connection with Spirit and Consciousness can more readily lead to new inspired direction – a very auspicious time.

 

MERCURY went into so-called pre-retro ‘shadow’ on SEPT 25 (it passed for the first time the Zodiac point (25°54′ SCO) from which it will after the retro phase go direct / forward again, on Nov 3).
Noticing ‘foreshadowing’ of themes that might come up during M-r ?

A good time to be fluid as quicksilver, RE-sponsive to higher intelligence, and to trust the ‘messenger from the future’, via Scorpionic instinct, intuition and precognition.
Perhaps you’re already having deep intimate communication and contemplation around ‘neglected’ or shamed / shadow’ed SCORPIO themes (power, control, intimacy, taboos, hidden agenda…
).
But also: Sniff out the flavour of ‘news’ which may well be old stories cooked up again.

 

MERCURY Retro in the Starters

On OCT 7, MERCURY will enter its stationary ‘storm’ period (moves very slowly), i.o.w., starts to go into ‘U-turn’ mode in SCO.

A time to also slow down the regular fast and busy mind that likes to multi talk / task and be ‘in control’.
‘Regular’ communication affairs might start to become ‘tricky’, ‘chaotic’, ‘complicated’ and ‘messed up’, but only from the perspective of the ego that likes to seize control via the mind.

MERCURY in ‘zigzag mode’ suggests being super adaptable, in flux and at ease, while swiftly and swimmingly / surfingly, changing course as necessary. Ironically, it can lead to a more auspicious outcome than the (low SCO vibe) ‘on dead-end course’ that the mind assumed is ‘the way’.

 

7-Circle Classical Labyrinth by Helen Rowlands – Reminds me of a Brain

In the actual RETRO PHASE from OCT 13 – NOV 3 the mind is geared to turn inward-backward, and mental moves may be paradoxical, like in a labyrinth. Very SCORPIOnic too…

As always, the MERCURY retro cycle starts with the ‘Epimethean’ phase (first half – until OCT 25) where old (epic) stories, memories, and patterns show up for REasons yet unknown, REvealing themselves in the journey. Likely, more to be processed about them a la SCO.

With the primarily SCORPIO energy of the upcoming M-r, it’s good to always look deeper, tune into a magical mode (rather than being strictly rational), invite unexpected insights, a world of synchronicities, and:
Be open for in-sights via / into info from the past, hidden and overlooked that get our attention now for a RE-ason.  

 

At the half-way point of the M-r phase (OCT 25 this time), MERCURY crosses paths with the SUN:
A new ‘New MERCURY’ (like a New Moon in the monthly SUN – MOON conjunction) is born – which happens 3 times a year.
It’s time to REgenerate the mind (MERCURY), to become more conscious, follow Spirit and the Heart (SUN). It is also called the ‘Point of Enlightened Insight’.

 

The second half of M-r (OCT 25 – NOV 3) is the ‘Promethean’ phase, where new insights and new Consciousness can be more easily carried forward in creative ways. And hey, MERCURY in SCORPIO even opposes (the Promethean Archetype Planet URANUS, now in TAURUS, 3 times (Oct 7, 19, Nov 17), in the pre-retro / retro / post-retro loop!

Here’s to a liberating energy for breakthroughs into more Freedom – from mental patterns, for a whole new way of showing up and being present with what IS, and simply:
EmBodying Freedom (beyond Freedom from… and for…)!

 

Prometheus surrounded by the Ring of the Zodiac – Rockefeller Ctre, NYC

 

Timeless and Timely MERCURY Retro REminders

Under M-r., ‘usual’ thinking and communication patterns are being questioned, and it appears at times as if there was a trickster / little devil at play. Actually, we have a chance now to see the inner mental trickster / saboteur that’s been there all along, camouflaging and going unnoticed (so Scorpionic).


The challenge is not to get frustrated when things don’t turn out the way YOU thought they ’should’, according to the ego.

During M-r, experiment with, practice, and hopefully also integrate for later going with the flow of things in an intuitive way.
Can you take ‘weird’ scenarios as a learning experience? With M-r in SCORPIO, there’s lots to learn from the Inner Alchemist…

Feel free to change your mind when you get the impulse / signal / intuition for an alternative course.
Be open to and curious about ‘creative detours’ that might lead to unexpected turns, and making unusual connections, rather than going with comfort, routine, and habit of your ‘Inner Muggle’.
URANUS in TAURUS (2019 – 2026) which MERCURY in SCO opposes also triggers us to free ourselves from getting stuck in stubborn attachments and conventional comfort traps.

 

Rather than getting wrapped up with linear, habitual, and often self-limiting ways of dealing with information and communication channels and modes, an ‘unorthodox’ approach can open you up for serendipity, synchronicities, and magic.

Let’s mischievously ask ourselves (M-r):

  • “How can I get out of the busy conditioned & controller mind now, and shift to Openness for Change, Creativity, and Play?”
  • “What does my Inner Magician / Wizard suggest?”
  • “Where’s the comic relief in all this…?”

 

Let’s stay as mobile (like quicksilver, the MERCURY metal), adaptable, and unattached to ‘plans’ / agenda as possible.
MERCURY is a very light, youthful, fresh, fun-loving punster and Coyote / prankster energy.
It looks at the fun and also meaningful side of unusual twists and turns, and even likes to facilitate those. Aligning with that mode makes us happier and more at ease – not only – these days. 

Bring on these spontaneous twists, unintentional new-found puns, and creative fun realizations! While being mindfully present and clear. Laughing at ourselves is certainly part of the picture.

And definitely notice how the mind is playing tricks on us – all the time but now hopefully more often busted – even / esp. in an embarrassing Scorpionc way – ego alert, ha-ha!
Great time for satire and comedy – and ‘real life s & c’!

 

When it comes to committing to something long-term – pls consider that it might not be ready to be definite yet. Yet you can make a choice to be in a vibration that attracts the perfect ‘magical match’ (LIBRA – SCO) that you easily recognize and connect with.

Give yourself time. During M-r new information streams in which can alter our outlook on things and your decisions (LIBRA). Often, after the M-r phase we have more information which gives a different picture, based upon which a good choice becomes clear.
If we did commit prematurely and aren’t flexible to back off again easily, we might say, “Oh, if I only had known… I wouldn’t have changed course… and didn’t have to untangle complications.”

 

As always with MERCURY retro, clarify communication whenever possible:

  • Say things several times, in different ways / even in a different language to make sure there’s no misunderstanding in a fast / distracted context – in our oh-so ADD world.
  • Talk in a way that offers kind invites for genuine emotional intimacy (LIBRA – SCORPIO), rather than being controlling / manipulative / shutting down (SCO shadow).
  • Ask questions that instinctively / intuitively come up (esp. to clarify otherwise held assumptions!).
  • Choose the most direct medium and tool available (meet and connect in person or at least via online video rather than over the phone, or email / message), which helps with a clearer and more holistic communication, mimic, body signals.
    More ‘channels’ are involved and signals are conveyed by being face-to-face with the other person rather than on the phone, or via mutual messaging / e-monologue – so ‘standardized’ and ‘normalized’ in the electronic age and a big deal in 2020.
    M-r  gives us the chance to take a break from it / at least make sure we SEE each other!

    And who knows what else might come up and be addressed when you take the opportunity to actually meet and talk?!

 

If you become mercurially frustrated, maybe it’s because you needed to learn something about the nature of the human mind and its extensions as in: technological equipment which now, more than usually, seem to have ‘a mind of their own’…
Consider that computers, phones, and tech gadgets are servants and tools, and that their efficiency also depends on the (hopefully relaxed and detached, savvy and inventive) mind of their ‘master’. You don’t want to become a stressed-out remotely controlled (esp. SM) slave of coordination and communication.

It might also become apparent during M-r that our tools and pieces of technical equipment magically morphically mirror (LIBRA) the mind WE are in, even ‘simply’ by breaking down and being ‘on strike’ when we humans need ‘a break’ anyway.

Give your tools and tasks proper mindful and focused care & attention, one at a time, instead of attempting to multi task and ‘efficiently’ orchestrate everything simultaneously.
The electromagnetic field of computers and the human mind dialogue in an interface.
To keep it all smoothly operational, don’t impose any potential extra stress onto your nervous system nor on your computer.

 

Take note and respect signals showing you that you need to be relaxed and mindful, assume nothing, and drop your (under M-r evident, otherwise hidden) expectations and assumptions.
Foremost, trust the infinite Intelligence of the Universe, ‘even’ as it might take you on wild and ‘crazy’ underworld / otherworldly journeys that you apparently haven’t signed up for. 

 

Under M-r talk to people from the past who come to mind and whom you haven’t heard from in a long time or ‘new’ yet familiar people whom you’ve just met and intuitively ‘clicked with’.
M-r also tends to bring back unfinished communication business from the past, esp. from previous M-r phases (last one in June / July 2020).

 

What also happens quite often under M-r :
We receive / intuit a potentially interesting message for others that’s worth sharing and passing on – to whom it may concern. Go ahead and ‘randomly’ deliver / spread it to others who need to hear that information and inspiration (without your personal agenda)!
We’re prompted to connect two or more people with one another – because we can. Who knows what comes from it?
So, keep collecting communication karma cookies, by being the random messenger & connector of kindness!

 

Back to Basics & Buddhists

Gibbons at Play – 1427 Painting by Xuande Emperor


Rather than having the mind ueber full…
Be mindful, and observe the phenomenon mind from a deeper level.


Like, by asking yourself:

Why am I really saying this?
Who’s the one thinking and talking here?

If we don’t do from time to time this ‘mental hygiene’ our inner ‘devil’s advocate – disguised as M-r – out tricks us, subconsciously ‘sabotaging’ our plans, second guessing ourselves, and constellating circumstances that make us back off from our original intention. So important to check what we’ve been doing with our brain – or rather, what the brain has been doing with us all along.

The Buddhists call the day-to-day mind that busies itself with all kinds of ‘chatting’ and inner stories, lists, and dialogues, the ‘Monkey Mind’ Trickster.

Like a monkey, the mind jumps from one tree of interest and attachment to the next, and is never quiet, unless we observe the movement, and thereby naturally calm it.

 

 

My Seasoned MERCURY Retro Tips & Seasonal Tool Kit 

 

The Thinker by Auguste Rodin 

1) Be easy on yourself, as you get into the groove of things.

It usually takes a week or so to adjust to the different mode.
Hopefully, you’re taking it easy on the pre-retro shadow phase (since SEPT 24), rather than being ‘pulled into’ the wild ‘storm’ (from NOV 7 on), or apparently stationary stuckness (can be either and both, in paradoxical trickster fashion).

 

2) Be mindful, and lead from what’s here-now. 

There’s a tendency for the mind to be distracted and all over the place, to loose and misplace things and thoughts that later have to be RE-trieved again in your ‘inner house’.
Avoid getting scattered and disorganized, collect the mind ‘pieces’, be present with any situation and function ‘at hand’, and don’t loose sight of what practically works and matters. The apparent priority of urgent ‘little’ things and ‘small stuff’ can easily be a distraction and waste of energy.
Practice coming back to the Here-NOW.

 

3) Retro is an inwards / backwards oriented energy.

M-r is a good time to RE-treat, and RE-connect with meditation and mindfulness.
Also an excellent chance (if not necessity) to deal with ‘old unfinished business’, ‘loose ends’, and to clear communication themes from the past, often carried over from a previous M-r time (last one in June / July 2020).

 

4) Every M-r phase is a great time to actively pursue basically everything that starts with ‘RE-‘, esp. RE-sidual communication.

Like: re-assess, re-align, read, re-treat, re-pair, re-boot, re-group, re-consider, re-arrange, re-place, you name it…
One RE-ason for me pointing out all these RE-activities: During M-r (which also has a karmic undertone), we less likely get away anymore with being sloppy, and with procrastinating or neglecting RE-sidual communication issues with people from the past. They come up like a mirror (LIBRA). Talk about what RE-ally matters, with an invitation for depth a la SCORPIO.

 

5) Choose the clearest and most direct mode of communication available.

Phone rather than messaging / emailing. Meet and connect in person rather than  via phone / text, to make sure an actual dialogue happens (rather than just your factual monologue, with the assumption you know what they think, or they know what you think).
Consider communicating in several ways and via different media, to make sure the message comes across.
Keep in mind that because people’s minds can be all over the place now, communication might be scattered and incomplete, or prone to assumptions: “I thought you got my email!!!”, or actually a monologue: Are you just thinking out loud as you talk, or are you actually suggesting something to me?

 

6) Be mindful & compassionate how you communicate with others.

Compassionately put yourself in their position, and take ownership and responsibility for your mental processes, rather than blaming and judging (possibly based on lack of communication).

 

7) Be clear and precise with commitments and agreements.

Double-check whether you’ve been understood correctly, and RE-peat / RE-phrase back to them too.
Avoid signing an agreement (LIBRA) with consequences (SCO) before you have all the necessary information (often only after MERCURY retro is over, or at least half-way, meeting the SUN = OCT 25).

 

8) MERCURY Retro RE-minds us…

…that direct connection with one another as an authentic and lively dialogue offers the opportunity to open up, dive deeper (a la SCO), and touch on other subjects than the originally intended purpose / agenda of the communication. Which can eventually lead to an even more important outcome or direction than anticipated. Check out in hindsight why you actually needed to talk to that person…

 

9) Under M-r, the odds for fabulous unexpected synchronicities are 99%:

When we act more intuitively and out of the ordinary, we let the spontaneous intervention of the Universe show us our interconnectedness! So magical!

 

10) M-r is a good time to RE-connect with people you have lost sight of.

With the SCORPIO – LIBRA flavour, get in touch again with people whom you feel a deep, perhaps uncanny relationship / affinity with.
Allow yourself to get deeply moved in conversation. Old inner themes might get triggered yet unstuck – maybe you haven’t forgiven them or yourself yet?!
Trust your intuition, and let yourself be surprised by what shows up when you speak to them.

 

11) The themes and areas of life (partners, children, career, groups, etc.) that THIS retro phase brings up for YOU…
…have to do with the Planet/s and House/s that M-r activates in YOUR personal birth chart, in other words where late LIBRA & SCORPIO is situated (see above).
I’m happy to check that out for and WITH you – as a quick hint, or in a focused (or longer) session if more is going on for you…

 

12) When ‘glitches’ occur, be fluid and flexible like quicksilver (MERCURY’s metal), think “shift happens”.

Don’t make yourself or others feel bad or ashamed (that SCO quality) and turn the paradigm around:
What could be the opportunity in this mishap? And what’s ‘even’ actually funny about this?
RE-frame your way of thinking about things.
And entertain the possibility that you might have subconsciously ‘arranged’ a wild alternative to the original ‘plan A’ which – who knows? – might lead to something new and better and more fun than what the ‘normal’, ‘usual’, ‘regular’, and apparently most  ‘efficient’ mind-in-rut-mode could have come up with?

 

13) Enjoy those unintentional puns, slips, and new connections in the mind, be creative and brainstorm – esp. together with your MERCURY Retro Friends 😉

 

14) Enlightened Insights, anyone…?

The Day of Enlightened Insight – when M-r meets the SUN on the exact half-way point of the M-r phase is in this M-r phase on OCT 25.

Check out what epiphanies and paradigm shifts occur round this day!

 

15) If you would like to know…

  • Whether you are a member of the RETRO CLUB (born under MERCURY Retro, as yours truly)
  • In which area of Life the MERCURY Retro Trickster in SCORPIO would likely play tricks on / with you
  • How to consciously, creatively, and mindfully play WITH the energy

….feel welcome to get in touch with your Astrologer. 

© 2020 by Mercur-elanie 😉 

 

Wishing us all a Magic-all & transformational MERCURY Retro in SCORPIO-LIBRA!
Blessings for a truly transformational NO-Time!

 

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SATURN end of CAP goes direct (Sept 28 / 29): Now, what ARE we Building?

26 Sep

Countdown for SATURN end of CAP will go from retro (since May 10 – Mother’s Day) direct, on Sept 28 / 29 – a ‘Saturn Date’ since it has a 28-29-year cycle!

SATURN will be in direct mode / going forward from Earth perspective until May 23, 2021 – by then in AQ (which it’ll enter on Dec 17, 2020 – a big deal). This is the regular SATURN ‘rhythm’ – retro for 4-5 months, direct for 7-8 months.
But hey!

Has it EVER been an unusual, intensified, historic SATURN / CAP year 2020!

SATURN caught up with PLUTO on Jan 12 – their epochal conjunction (every 37-38 years, last time in Nov 1982 and – almost – July 1983, yet in CAP not since 1518 when the Protestant Reformation started) marks the end of an era and the beginning of a new one:
The Old Empire Expires.

 

JUPITER, also in CAP this year (Dec 2, 2019 – Dec 19, 2020) calls us to use this predicament we’re in for the Highest Purpose.


JUPITER catches up with PLUTO 3 times in 2020:
Apr 4
(both Planets were going forward then), June 29 (both Planets retro), and once again on Nov 12 (both Planets forward again).

 

Hubble: SATURN Sequence

…while SATURN is hanging out in the late CAP Zodiac vicinity in 2020, showing us where the issues are, esp. re: what it takes to get the work done, and also how authority & control are being used and what the effects are. SATURN is the karma planet.

SATURN’s been in its own sign CAP since Dec 2017.

In 2020, the Ringed One has been hovering on the CAP / AQ cusp.
After an AQ ‘test drive’ from Spring Equinox (March 21), it’s now back in CAP since July 1 for its grand finale there, before finally entering AQ on Dec 16.

The slow U-turn ‘station’ of the ‘Ringed Reaper’ makes mid-Sept to early Oct quite a SATURN phase – with everything Saturnian highlighted: Being in integrity, doing the ground work, setting boundaries and priorities, and using time, energy, and resources well, rather than wasting / abusing.
And, the turnaround date will be just 3 days before the Harvest Moon on Oct 1.

Harvest, on so many levels, foremost Spiritual Harvest, is clearly the theme this month.   

 

SATURN’s Job with the Planetary ‘Titans’ PLUTO and JUPITER as well as URANUS, this Year

SATURN in its retro phase since May 10 – which was also Mother’s Day (well, SATURN has to do with mom too – since it’s also about parenting, protection, and The Matrix), and now at the end of its own ruled sign CAPRICORN (Dec 20, 2017 – Dec 16, 2020) has shown us what has served its purpose, is outlived (been there, done that) and redundant, and must transform – like falling leaves…
With the VIRGO undertone of late CAP (if you’re curious about my system of decanantes ask me) this relates to the work we’re here to do, to make the world a better place (not a worse place that what we found it in – SATURN shows us the evidence either way…).

Whereas shadow phenomena of late CAP (with VIRGO undertone) are:
  • To over-fret / over-do the micromanagement out of fear, or to neglect what really does have priority.
  • Master and servant / slave mentality, on the societal pyramid.
  • Plus, taking unnecessary or even harmful control and substitute the work that Nature does so much better than human ‘engineering’.

Ok, ok, we’ve seen a LOT of that shadow expression already, esp. this SATURN / PLUTO year.

 

SATURN – URANUS

Maverick Planet URANUS (NASA)

This also corresponds with URANUS now in early TAU which has a CAP undertone: Wake up, Earthlings!
From the economy of greed, to the detriment of Mother Earth!
And from our own investment in / allegiance to the system, and our attachment to the ‘goodies’ it provides – to the privileged ones in the ‘pyramid’.


The SATURN – URANUS combo reflects sobering wake-up calls, and a call for societal change.
How can we emBody Freedom, take Leadership, and model by example?

We’ve seen and experienced enough evidence to know by now about lack of responsibility and mature leadership, and of old, RE-curring frustrating patterns of abuse and disrespect.
Call it patriarchy, call it elitism, call it top-down bossing – all shadow phenomena of CAP.

Still, everything is a teaching…
How can we use even those SATURN retro lessons for the highest purpose, and what do they call forth in us?


All the ‘NO’s of the last months have been showing us what’s complete, and gave us RE-minders of what not to RE-vert back to.
Time to disengage from creating more karmic debt.

 

SATURN – PLUTO

PLUTO (New Horizons Mission 2015)

You might also feel grief, sadness, or even depression over an Old World dying…

 

While a ‘World Order’ of extended control is happening behind the scenes – a PLUTO in CAP theme.

Is there an evolution (call it evil-ution?) going on while the apparently obvious issues are cover-ups?

  • What’s your position in all this?
  • How do you get drawn into low vibrations?
  • What does transformation look like in you?
  • Where is your power?

 

PLUTO and SATURN have ‘sat’ very close to each other in CAP all year, after SATURN finally met and passed PLUTO on Jan 12.
Before the ‘event’ I wrote: “My sense is, the agenda of power structures becomes more evident than ever – a reality check of enormous proportions.” Here we go, it’s 2020.

SATURN – PLUTO represent a 38-year cycle of societal structural breakdown, purging of the shadow, and rebuilding from the core / basics.
The last alignments happened in 1947 in LEO, and 1982 / 83 in late LIBRA.
The 2019 / 20 one in late CAP is close to the U.S. PLUTO – and corresponds with the 1st PLUTO Return of the U.S. (exact 2020 – 2022).

 

Sabian Symbol of SATURN’s Turnaround Degree

SATURN will turn direct at 25°20′ CAP.

Sambu-ichi Yushi Spring Water Crystal – Dr. Emoto’s Language of Water Research

26° CAPRICORN says:
A NATURE SPIRIT DANCING IN THE IRIDESCENT MIST OF A WATERFALL.

KEYNOTE: The ability to perceive the hidden and creative spirit of natural phenomena.

The Sabian symbols make several references to nature spirits Here we are dealing with the revelation of the spiritual or psychic forces related to the element water. Water binds all living cells in a wholesome interplay. It symbolizes the constant flow of vital energies, the fluidity of a consciousness which finds itself stimulated by change.
The great cycle of water within the earth’s biosphere (oceans, clouds, rain, river) symbolizes the basic phases of universal life processes, the ascent and descent of emotional energies and of love. We can personify these phases and speak of “the soul of nature,” and at a cosmic level of “the World-Soul,” anima mundi. Water is the substance of the telluric manifestations of this soul. It is a magical substance, and modern chemists are rediscovering in their study of its unusual behavior in certain situations what old Alchemists in their own way no doubt understood.

This is the first stage of the sixtieth sub-cycle, and it presents us with a deep intuition of super-physical energies which at the end of this five-fold sequence we will see fully mastered (Phase 300). The consciousness here becomes sensitized to the downward flow of OCCULT ENERGY in its bountiful natural aspect.”

Yes, CAPRICORN rules the wise and respectful use of the gifts of Nature – in the highest and best ways.
Sometimes – like these -, humanity has to come to the edge for a karmic turnaround. From extreme ways of abuse / exploitation / subordination of nature as of ‘inferior beings’ to humbly (VIRGO) return to what’s always been there and ready to help us – in natural ways.

 

Which brings us back to the motto for SATURN going direct again:

Now, what ARE we Building?

As mentioned, Sept to Oct is an important SATURN time showing us what it takes to turn things around, and to turn the focus from (huge a la JUPITER and deep seated a la PLUTO) problems / obstacles to solutions. 

It may well start with a commitment – SATURN is the ‘Ringed One’ after all.
What’s the commitment you’re making with yourself and others these days??? 

Maybe you’re renewing your relationship vows? Would be beautifully supported in the LIBRA month and SATURN’s turnaround.
So many blessings extended for your committed partnership! ❤

Of course, SATURN direct is also much better for starting / building businesses, signing contracts, etc. Anything that’s meant to last and to be rock solid – it’s SATURN, and it’s CAP, after all.
However, I’d suggest to wait until the LIBRA New MOON on Oct 17 to actually go forward with such projects.
By then, PLUTO has also turned around (on Oct 4). Yes, MERCURY will be retro from Oct 13 on – and the ‘New Mercury’ / alignment with the SUN will be on Oct 25. Yes, even better after that.

 

Where is SATURN’s Turnaround happening in Your Chart & Life?

The House in your (birth or relocation) chart that contains end-of-CAP is the ‘Scene of Affairs’. 

As you read this maybe you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in CAP, or even late CAP?

 

1st House
How you show up
In your authority. Simple and with self respect.

 

2nd House
What you have and value
Good ole values never go out of style.
Straightening out your business, and putting it on a new foundation might be due.

 

3rd House
Your ‘relatives’ and environment
Speak from integrity!
Setting boundaries might be part of the deal.

 

4th House
Your home
Put a solid foundation in place.

 

5th House
Your creativity
Professional artist? Time for a new framework.

 

6th House
Your work, health, and lifestyle
Honour your health, do an inventory, and build with what works best.

 

7th House
Your significant others
Relationships require mutual respect. How adult and mature are yours?

 

8th House
Your deep involvement and transformations –
After a time of purging the old, re-build with the quality that has proven itself.

 

9th House
Your travels and worldviews
Low-footprint, and low-waste / high model travel with a purpose

 

10th House
Your calling –
Living your highest purpose.

 

11th House
Your community and friends –
Lasting ‘keepers’ rely on each other.

 

12th House
Your oneness with ALL –
Do your part, and let the Universe arrange the Rest.

 

Blessings for the positively SATURNian September-to-October Harvest Season!
Melanie

 

 

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I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.
Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with yourself in the bigger evolution. Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’ and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.

I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life. I welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch. I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.

This is to empowered and liberating ways of working with the ancient and timeless gift of Astrology!

 

ASTRO~OFFER

It’s ON, from OCT 13 – 27 while MERCURY will be retro in SCORPIO.
10 – 20% (if your SUN / MOON / AC is in SCO) discount for Deep Dive ASTRO~ALCHEMY Sessions!
Online, or in person in Victoria BC

Here’s the FB event link.
Welcome!

 

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via Courses, Workshops, and Embodied Astrology

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 15 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic. The intimate Astro hubs (max 6 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

This is to empowered and liberating ways of working with the ancient and timeless gift of Astrology!

 

ASTRO*SOMATICS
Astrology & Your Health, Wellness, and Wholeness

SAT OCT 3
10:03 AM – 3:33 PM

Here’s the FB event link.
Join us in person (max 2 people) in Victoria, or online from anywhere.

 

 

Sept 22, 2020: Fall Equinox / Mabon – Perfect Balance?

16 Sep

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Reader,

On Sept 22, 2020 (nice symmetry), the SUN will enter LIBRA – the Beginning of Fall 2020!

The seasonal & timely prime theme is Balance – Balance – Balance…

Let’s hold space, and find inner Balance, these times when it’s more than ever required. Wise choices result.

 

Amazing Sand Art by Jim Denevan, in Sydney AUS

 

This year on Tue Sept 22 at 06:38 am PDT, the SUN crosses from VIRGO to LIBRA, the cosmic point of ‘Perfect Balance’.

On Sept 21 & 22, the days and nights are exactly equally long in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, as the SUN is exactly above the Equator! Equi-nox literally means in Latin: Equal night.

Here’s a nice simple and clear astronomical Equinox illustration

 

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with the cardinal Turning Points of the Equinoxes and Solstices, incl. Mabon – Fall Equinox

On this sacred Balance Point, we’re celebrating one of the 4 Solar Turning Points of the Year: Autumnal Equinox, a.k.a. Mabon.


In the Medicine Wheel it’s related to the West, the place of the Setting Sun.


Which corresponds with LIBRA in the Zodiac, the energy we’re moving into now with the Fall Equinox:  LIBRA rules in the horoscope the 7th House above the Western horizon – the astrological field related to one-on-one relationships with significant others in our lives.


With the FALL EQUINOX, we’re also moving from the ‘Realm of the Sun’ – Spring and Summer in the Northern hemisphere when day light is longer than the night time – , to the ‘Realm of the Moon’ – Fall and Winter, when night hours are longer than day light.

 

In the Southern Hemisphere, SPRING returns. Happy Spring Equinox, dear Friends in the Southern Lands of Planet Earth!  

 

Here’s the cosmic map of the FALL EQUINOX, as seen from Victoria BC

 

Ahhh – the Equinox SUN is just about to rise.

Speaking of Balance: The WATER Element is very imbalanced / lacking, and just represented by NEPTUNE in ethereal / ‘watery’ PISCES, showing, we’re all connected, and: Quenching waters are urgently needed, for the unprecedented wildfires all along the U.S. West Coast – their smoke cloud blanketed even BC and is now travelling East across the continent. ONE World!

Lots of retro energy – yet also shifting:

 

What’s coming up in the Astro~Weather this Fall?

Here are the most significant cosmic Events

 

* The 3 ‘Titans’ are in stationary ‘U-turn’ now, to go from retro (since Apr / May) to direct-forward again in Sept / Oct!
Cosmic Way Shower / Mentor JUPITER already did, on Sept 12, Coach / Teacher SATURN on Sept 28, and Powerhouse PLUTO on Oct 4.
From old / inner Understanding, Authority, and Power to Transformation in the ‘outside world’.

 

* MARS the Warrior now for a looong time in its own domain ARIES (June 27 – Jan 7) went retro (every 2 years only, and not in a long time in ARIES) Sept 9 – Nov 13.
Addressing old conflicts. De-escalating conflict. Re-calibrating the Inner Masculine. Unmasking fake heroes. Showing up with authentic Warrior Spirit.

 

* MERCURY the Messenger will be for a long time in LIBRA / SCORPIO, and retro Oct 13 – Nov 3 – equanimity & mental alchemy needed.

 

* ‘Wild’ LILITH will go from ARIES (since end of Jan) into TAURUS on Oct 21 – July 18, 2021 where ‘she”ll align with URANUS on Dec 23.
Wild & Green Revolution. EmBodying Freedom.

 

If you’d like to co-explore and align with the Highlights of the ASTRO Weather this Season – In YOUR Chart and Life, come to the
2 1/2-hr Private fall 2020 PARLOUR right on the Equinox day, Sept 22 (in person – 2 max – and online participation possible). 

 

Blessings for the Fall Equinox!

May the Harvest of your Summer Season be abundant!

Melanie    

 

 

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Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.
I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.
Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with yourself in the bigger evolution. Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’ and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.

I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life. I welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch. I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.

This is to empowered and liberating ways of working with the ancient and timeless gift of Astrology!

 

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via Courses, Workshops, and Embodied Astrology

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 15 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic. The intimate Astro hubs (max 6 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

This is to empowered and liberating ways of working with the ancient and timeless gift of Astrology!

 

Special ASTRO Parlour
MARS Retro 2020

FRI SEPT 18
2 groups to choose from:

3:18 – 5:18 PM PDT
7:18 – 9:18 PM PDT

Join us in person (max 2 people) in Victoria, or online from anywhere.

 

Would you like to explore the FALL 2020 Astro Weather,
and as it shows up in YOUR life? 

Come join us in the FALL 2020 ASTRO PARLOUR 

SEPT 22 – Day of the Fall Equinox!
2 groups to choose from:
2:22 – 4:44 PM
6:22 – 8:44 PM

Here is the FB Event link.
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SAT OCT 3
10:03 AM – 3:33 PM

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MERCURY in SCORPIO for a while (Sept 27 – Oct 27 & Nov 10 – Dec 1) – Hidden Agenda? Alchemy of the Mind.

15 Sep

Dear Astro~News Reader,

Dr. Jeckyll / Mr. Hyde – Artist unknown

We gotta address taboos and hidden agenda. Privately, inter-personally, and publicly.

Ha – just in time before the U.S. Presidential Elections on Nov 3 – that’s the DAY when MERCURY, then back in LIBRA, will come out of retro!

 

Whoa – wait a minute… how long will MERCURY be in SCORPIO?
2 phases, Sept 27 – Oct 27, and again, post-retro Nov 10 – Dec 1.
The 3 weeks intermezzo between Oct 27 and Nov 10, MERCURY will be in LIBRA.
Due to – you guessed it: MERCURY retro, from Oct 13 to (yes!) Nov 3.

This can become… interesting! Not just, but esp. for the U.S. Elections.
And hey – now also for the BC snap Elections.

Generally put, choices (LIBRA) have consequences, and lead to change (SCO). That’s obviously highlighted with the LIBRA – SCORPIO – LIBRA – SCORPIO loop of MERCURY almost throughout Fall 2020. Super relevant for elections, yet for all choices.

LIBRA – SCORPIO has also to do with Law and Execution – and we see a lot of controversy going on now.
Governmental rules and regulations are being enforced, based on Covid-19, and the question is, how justified, fair, proportional both the regulations and the enforcement are. Court cases are being filed, constitutional rights claimed (relating to CAP which is this year historically highlighted via the epic year long alignment of SATURN – JUPITER – PLUTO, the Archetypes of Authority, Understanding / Bigger Picture, and Power).

 

Connection of MERCURY in SCORPIO Oct / Nov 2020 with Extensive MERCURY in PISCES Feb – Apr 2020

This year, the MERCURY retro phases happen primarily in Water signs (they’re in the same element every year).

The upcoming extensive and likely intensive MERCURY phase in SCO (incl its retro phase, primarily also in SCO) links back to the EPIC MERCURY Odyssey in PISCES, Feb 3 – March 4, plus March 16 – Apr 10, incl. its retro phase Feb 16 – March 9.


Clearly the time when news about the mysterious and pervasive epidemic / pandemic
(declared as such by the WHO on March 11!) spread across the media and the sense of collective vulnerability prevailed (all symptoms of MERCURY in PISCES).

MERCURY, for a super long time in PISCES early 2020, even hooked up with NEPTUNE – almost, just 4° apart, for 2 weeks(!) mid- to end of Feb just when MERCURY went retro, and then again fully, early April.
A signature that can have effects of being in a dream-like state (“I can’t believe this is actually happening…”), illusion, delusion, fantasy, manipulation, being sedated, brain washed, being in an altered state, escaping, checking out, drugging oneself / being drugged, or: transcendence & seeing the whole ‘reality’ as a dream.

MERCURY in that cycle went out of retro on the very last degree of AQ – the ‘Coherence Point’ cusp to PI as I like to call it:

“We’re all in this together.”

 

The Sabian Symbol of that MERCURY Turnaround degree

…on March 9 – also the day of the VIRGO – PISCES Full Moon! – is remarkable:

AQUARIUS 29°:

“A BUTTERFLY EMERGING FROM A CHRYSALIS.

KEYNOTE:
The capacity to utterly transform the character of one’s consciousness by radically altering the structural patterns of everyday living and the types of relationships one enters upon.

This is the second time within a very short span of the cycle that the butterfly symbol appears (cf. AQ 25°). Here what is emphasized is the process of metamorphosis itself. It is the fourth symbol of a five-fold sequence and it stresses the essential character of the activity required at this stage of the cycle; i.e. nothing short of a complete renewal of all the implications of being alive as a human individual will do.
A radical change is needed. At this stage, this change is individual and mental, and it  should be seen against the background of humanity as a whole. What is revealed is the potential ability of every human being to participate in a higher realm of evolution AFTER his or her emergence from a critical state of transition.

The Keyword is METAMORPHOSIS. In spiritual terms, this implies “Initiation,” i.e. entering a higher realm of conscious existence and there joining a sacred Company.”

 

Lots of people suffered from the collective isolation / separation / self quarantining mode, let alone the elders in care homes.
Mental Health is also Health, says MERCURY stationary in PISCES, on the day of the VIRGO – PISCES Full Moon!


Other, more privileged / freer people could see the Metamorphosis effect of the cocooning mode.

Now, as we have significant global / recurring experience with the Human Cocoon Phase, Mercurial questions for transformational SCO (ruled by PLUTO) are:
How has our attitude, our mind, our consciousness changed?
How are we in our Nature-all Power in all this?
What’s birthing in and through us?
Do we emerge and spread our wings? Or….?

 

MERCURY in SCORPIO & PLUTO – What’s Hiding in the Closet?

Going into and getting out of the closet & airing what’s been hidden can be painful yet important for processing, empowering and transforming effects (ha, that goes even literally for a Fall closet clearing project)

 …says also PLUTO the ‘Lord of Scorpio’ (“Power to Change”), these years 2008 – 2023 in CAP and super emphasized in 2020 via SATURN & JUPITER.
It brings out extremes (“Totalitarian Take-over?” “Total Reset of Economy / Society?”).
The merit of polarization can be to process shadow.
  

As mentioned many times before, PLUTO in CAP these years is all about the change of abusive and corrupt power structures and top-down leadership (“The Old Empire Expires”), and empowered transformation via building the new and evolved.

While admittedly (and ‘normal’ for PLUTO) status quo power structures hold on with teeth & claws – in the inevitable evolutionary change that’s coming and happening.
And extremes show up – to purge the shadow.

 

PLUTO will be a prominent Planet / stationary focus in October, since it changes directions from retro (inner / hidden / old Power issues) since end of April, to direct from Oct 4 on, while MERCURY will be freshly in SCO.

And PLUTO is part of the 3-fold Titanic Turnaround of JUPITER – SATURN – PLUTO between Sept 12 and Oct 4.
A very critical & testing time to stay in Soul Power and to implement and live by our deepest core – that leads us through the Change.        

 

And now: Tipping Point MERCURY

Tipping Point – Photo by Ted Roberts

 

So – MERCURY will cross over the ‘Tipping Point’ from LIBRA to SCORPIO on Sept 27, just before SATURN (while close to PLUTO one last time this year, and for the next 38 years) will turn from retro to direct, on Sept 28 / 29.

What might have been hidden and covered under the blanket of LIBRAN politeness & social etiquette needs to be voiced – in effective, perhaps provocative, yet not destructive ways.

Let’s be the Alchemists of communication.   

 

As mentioned, MERCURY will be in the ‘Down Under’ Zodiac sign for a while: One whole month, until Oct 27, and then again Nov 10 – Dec 1 (you guessed why – it’ll go retro, Oct 13 – Nov 3).    

Time for Taboo Talk, as we dive into ‘uncomfortable’, scary, repressed, covered up, ‘under wraps’ and unfathomable topics and scenarios, remembered, experienced, or perhaps vividly pictured.

Well, in a sense it appears esp. since Feb / March the whole year of 2020 has been esp. media / information / communication wise in retro & ‘Halloween mode’.      

Obviously 😉 MERCURY incl. retro in SCO is perfect for trusting one’s gut sense, getting a clearer sense how one / they / human nature ticks – the psychology in relation to instincts and undercurrents, being pulled into an agenda, and control / manipulation.  

Yet, MERCURY in SCO also opens up our 6th sense, tickles our interest in the mystery, the magical and otherwise unseen.
And it’s much more conducive for deep & intimate conversations.

 

SABIAN Symbol for the MERCURY Retro Degree

SCORPIO 12°:

Hofball in Wien – Painting by W. Gause

 

 

“AN OFFICIAL EMBASSY BALL.

KEYNOTE:
Group-consciousness, as it flowers at the highest level in cultural interchanges between representatives of the elite of the ruling class.

At present the largest unit of social organization is the nation. The symbol pictures the ruling class of such national wholes displaying at least the superficial forms of a concern for establishing permanent relationships in peaceful cooperation. What is evoked is the value of meeting other people at the highest possible level of cultural interplay (i.e. in “full dress”), rather than with an everyday type of consciousness and behavior.

In contrast to the natural spontaneity of the rescue operation shown in the preceding symbol, we have here the image of a ritualized  DISPLAY of power, prestige and wealth. Relationship has been made hierarchical and is institutionalized.”

 

Ahhh – showing the conversation (MERCURY) has to go to a meta level and behind the scenes (“What’s going on here?!”), rather than just more court / embassy  / elite reports / spectator sports in the media, re: display of power, prestige, and wealth running the world.

I leave you with this, and trust MERCURY retro in SCO – LIBRA (how perfect – the symbol of the ball behind closed doors / by invitation only) will help reveal / leak information.

 

 

Let’s see which connections MERCURY will make with other Planetary Players / Dancers while in SCORPIO

Striking:
MERCURY will make triple(!!!) contacts with CHIRON retro in ARIES and with URANUS retro in TAURUS
, in the pre-retro / retro / post-retro loop.
Looks like the investigative journalist / behind-the-scenes trickster / BS detector in SCO is particularly interested in breaking news about all matters of Medicine (established, traditional, inner) and Freedom (from, for, and without an opposite / polarity).

Please find the contacts for MERCURY in LIBRA (before Sept 27, and Oct 27 – Nov 10) in the respective blog post.


In order of appearance:

 

SEPT 27
MERCURY enters SCORPIO
Power to Change, and to Change the Conversation.

 

OCT 3
MERCURY in quincunx with CHIRON retro in ARIES (# 1 of 3)
Authentic Talk can be awkward, yet refreshing to address vulnerabilities, taboos, and all kinds of issues round healing.

 

OCT 7
MERCURY opp. URANUS retro in TAURUS (# 1 of 3)
Wild card / liberating shifts in thinking and communications.
Be intuitive, innovative, expect the unexpected, incl. surprise news.
No rush to ‘run with them’ though.
The pre-retro ‘storm’ / stationary phase for MERCURY retro in SCO-LIBRA starts.
Take it easy on ‘plans’.
Get ready for synchronicities and synch’ with the Flow & Magic of Life.

 

OCT 12
MERCURY stat. in sextile with VENUS in VIR (ruled by Mercury)
A skillful, considerate and intimate conversation can bring people together (again).

 

OCT 13 – also day of MARS in ARIES going from retro to direct
MERCURY
(at 11°40′ SCO) goes retro (until Nov 3).
Alchemy of the Mind.
MERCURY retro in SCORPIO can present itself as really tricky, since the mind can poke & provoke us where it hurts – only to identify self-defeating patterns of self talk and ‘inner game’ that are now ripe to change – by going all the way through the process.
Of course also great for revealing issues that have been lingering under the surface / behind the scenes, personally, interpersonally, and societally.

 

OCT 19
MERCURY retro opposite URANUS retro in TAURUS (# 2 of 3)
Prime time for doing research. Surprising game changer news / revelations?
Yet take it easy on private conversations which could be explosive – or lead to paradigm / out of the box shifts.

 

OCT 22
The SUN enters SCO (until Nov 21).
Consciously diving into Magic, Mystery, and Transformation – t’is the Season.
MERCURY retro in quincunx with CHIRON retro in AR (# 2 of 3)
Digging deeper into what the Medicine of being authentic and autonomous really entails.

 

OCT 25
MERCURY retro in SCO meets the SUN.
Half-way point of the M-r Journey = ‘Day of Enlightening Insight’ / a ‘New Mercury’ is born.
The mind in service to the Heart and Consciousness.
What are your realizations about the quality of ‘mind’, having already gone through deep inner journeys? 

 

OCT 27
MERCURY retro re-enters LIBRA  (until Nov 10) – where it squares SATURN and almost PLUTO / JUPITER, all end of CAP.

Equanimity in the Storm… Hugely important choices have to be made.
Check out the MERCURY in LIBRA blog post
 (those cross-references are also very LIBRA – SCORPIO, ha-ha).

 

NOV 3 – U.S. Presidential Elections
MERCURY goes from retro to direct at 25°54′ LIBRA, i.o.w. is in full-on ‘turnaround storm’.
May the inward-backward turning and processing lead to a transformed & renewed way of seeing and interacting with the World!
Critical Tipping Point.
Choices have consequences.
Qu is: Do we have all the information?

 

NOV 7
MERCURY leaves the stationary post-retro ‘storm’.
Integration of the adjustment time – back into the ‘real world’, with a regenerated sense of self, and awareness of the mind.

 

NOV 10
MERCURY, freshly out of ‘post-retro storm’ re-enters SCO.
Considering deeper issues.

 

NOV 15
MERCURY post-retro in quincunx with CHIRON retro in AR (# 3 of 3)
Now we know more, when it comes to what really heals.

 

NOV 17
MERCURY post-retro opp. URANUS retro in TAU (# 3 of 3)
Even more surprise / liberating / game changing news and liberation of the mind?

 

NOV 20
MERCURY leaves the post-retro Shadow (MERCURY at 11°40′ SCO – where it went retro from).
After the mental deep-dive adventure it’s time to integrate our new way of Being where Mind follows Consciousness and the Heart.

 

NOV 21
The SUN goes over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO to SAG.
We Rise again – towards the Light Returning.
Understanding leads to Freedom.

 

NOV 22
MERCURY in quincunx with MARS in ARIES
So – now what are we going to DO with that new information / understanding?

 

NOV 23
MERCURY trine NEPTUNE in PISCES
What’s ‘real here, and how is all / are you connected, in the web of life? Allowing the Alchemy to carry you.

 

NOV 27
MERCURY sextile PLUTO (ruler of SCO) in CAP
Changes in Society re-flect inner transformation – good to be aware…
Looks like the ‘Old Empire’ is on its way to expire. What’s the conversation that’s now going on about that? What do you think?
And: Being changed through the greater Alchemy of Life.

 

NOV 28
MERCURY sextile JUPITER end of CAP
How does showing up with our Best translate into mental and communicative affairs?

 

NOV 30
MERCURY sextile SATURN end of CAP
Being in integrity & maturity help with processing the tricks of the mind. Job well done, and good lessons learned?

 

DEC 1
MERCURY crosses over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG.
Growing wings…

 

More about MERCURY retro (Oct 13 – Nov 3) on the SCORPIO – LIBRA ‘Tipping Point’ in this blog post – written before the MERCURY pre-retro storm (which starts Oct 7). The pre-retro shadow already starts on Sept 24.

For now, let’s dive into MERCURY in SCO, be with Mystery, Magic, and not be afraid of the ‘Dark’.

 

Where’s MERCURY’s deep dive into SCORPIO happening in Your Chart & Life?

Alchemy Retort – Medieval painting, origin unknown

The House in your Chart that contains SCORPIO is the ‘Scene of Affairs’.
(Always, but esp. nowadays) a good time to go into depth where magic, transformation, and re-generation happen.

 

As you read this maybe you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in SCORPIO?
Then there’s more to the activation between MERCURY and these Inner Archetypes of yours…

Could be a good time to check in astrologically – get in touch if you feel it’s calling you.

 

SCORPIO in your…. and the MERCURY Effect

 

1st House
How You show up –
Maybe ‘under cover’ – more than what meets the eye.
The World senses the charge you emit. Don’t hide, be a catalyst.

 

2nd House
What you have and Value –
Magic and power-to-change.
Be aware of those ‘gifts in disguise’.

 

3rd House
Your ‘Relatives’ and Environment –
Do they even know you / each other?
Hide & seek games? What needs to be talked about?

 

4th House
Your Home –
A regenerative haven…?
Have you and your family gone through so much?

This is the time to talk about it, to process what happened and who you’ve become through it.

 

5th House
Your Creativity –
Pure magic.
You’re the Alchemist – inspired by the divine Play of Change.

 

6th House
Your Work, Health, and Lifestyle –
Transformation.
Time to purge, regenerate, and transform to be in your / the Power.

 

7th House
Your Significant Others –
Magical Beings. Catalysts for change.
Are you aware why they might be in your life?

 

8th House
Your deep Involvement and Transformations –
You died many deaths and here you are.
Who’s the True You?

 

9th House
Your Travels and Worldviews –
Through the Darkness to the Light.
Time for another inner Journey?

 

10th House
Your Calling –
Leading / modeling Transformation.
Does the World know / sense you?

Maybe time for a renewed public-yet-private presence.

 

11th House
Your Community and Friends –
A magical tribe – who probably went through a lot too.
Talk with your deep dive buddies – who knows where it leads.

 

12th House
Your Oneness with All –
In the Magic & Power of Life that’s always greater than personal / interpersonal power themes.
Take time-out to dive into what-IS.

 

 

Blessings for a truly transformational MERCURY in SCORPIO!
Melanie

 

 

© 2020 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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