MERCURY retro in AQ (Jan 30 – Feb 20) – Set Your Mind Free :: Cosmic RE-lief & Seasonal Toolkit

21 Jan

I say it again, dear known or yet unknown Cosmic Friend, embodied on Planet Earth!

URANUS Rules AQUARIUS
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

More AQUARIAN Times Ahead

While we’re presently (Jan / Feb) in a big CAP-to-AQ shift season, and CAP-to-AQ YEAR of 2021!…

MERCURY will be in AQ for a long time – 9 1/2 weeks! – Jan 8 – March 15.

You can find more about the cosmic ‘weather’ of MERCURY in AQ 2021 in this article.


And yep, with MERCURY retro in the making – all in AQ (Jan 30 – Feb 20)…
…it should be quite ‘interesting’ (to put it mildly), as MERCURY is exalted in AQ – its most favourable energy, since it allows for experimentation, out of the box, agnostic, unorthodox, free-spirited, independent thinking… and liberation from conditioned collective mental constructs.

 

What stands out, with the MERCURY contacts?
There’ll be triple contacts with JUPITER (was Jan 11, again Feb 14, March 4) & a double square with MARS (was Jan 8, again Feb 10), in the pre-retro / retro / post-retro loop!

Clearly not a boring, or rather retreated M-r phase, given the oomph of MARS and JUPITER – even in square with each other.

Time to re-consider mental constructs and paradigms, and too fixated ideas / ideals (yep, AQ is fixed cold wintry Air), and come from a strong ‘icy’ detachment back to the heart.

 

YES, we’re coming more and more out of the massive, dense, heavy, super-CAP 2020 energy to the ‘next level’ or even ‘next dimension’ if you will, in AQ, where it’s not anymore about heavy lifting, empire building or being subject to hierarchies and control but about team spirit, co-creation and synergy, finding community and – perhaps reshuffled(!) – friendships.

Yet also important to not buy into (yep, MERCURY rules commerce and is a trickster) another top-down artificial / pseudo version from the vestiges of the Old Empire in new clothing.
May this be an organic process from the ground-UP – just as the Green Revolution being the ‘real thing’ when literally a grassroots movement – a la URANUS (Ruler of AQ) in TAU which is one of the main cosmic ‘Players’ in 2021, and was acutely –  yesterday Jan 20 – activated by MARS. 

 

Here’s where MERCURY retro in AQ kicks in (also, among other scenarios):
Get to know Humanity and Human Nature better.
And see through the now ever more transparent (AQ rules glass and crystals after all, and JUPITER in AQ helps…) Systems on all levels.

All of this is now activated with the inauguration (on the MARS – URANUS day of Jan 20) and initiation of the new U.S. administration.

And with the resignation of the Cdn Governor General, as a report about her abusive misconduct at the workplace has been released. I bet there’ll be a lot more info ‘leaking’ about systemic issues, under M-r in AQ.

YES, the pre-M-r shadow has already begun on Jan 15, and we’re approaching the ‘stormy’ / stationary / U-turn phase from Jan 27 on, before MERCURY technically goes retro on Jan 30.

A very relevant phase for the U.S. indeed, since MERCURY retro will start on Jan 30 at 26º 27′ AQ – not even a degree away from the U.S. MOON at 27º 09′ AQ!
Prob. the M-r station closest to the U.S. MOON in a loooong time.

 

Image credit: Michigan Ctre for Civic Education

 

Simply put: What do WE the People say?
Interestingly, at the inauguration ceremony, the American People weren’t really present in Washington – primarily the ‘closed system’ of officials on stage, politicians, military, security, journalists. Technology mediated the images & messages (which, may I say, were also mixed). 
Yes, the M-r phase in AQ will be the first phase to show how People actually respond to the ‘new system’.

Which of course applies to all People of Our Humanity.
It’s just so pronounced for the U.S. – which could create a domino effect…

End of AQ has a GEM undertone – ruled by MERCURY. And GEM is where the present North Node is.
New important information, and new dialogues between People are ever so needed.
And it’s time to pick up conversations where they’ve been left off.

 

 

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 AQ

 

  • MERCURY Retro in AQ and its Connections with other Planetary Players

 

  • Where’s MERCURY’s AQ 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!

All in AQ this time (from 26°29′ back to 11°01′ AQ, to be precise), from JAN 30 to FEB 20.

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

M-r isn’t necessarily ‘BAD’ news, 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 JAN 15 in pre-retro ‘shadow’
(i.o.w., crossed the 11°01′ AQ mark from which it will go direct again at the end of M-r).

From JAN 27 on (day before the LEO – AQ Full Moon that-is), MERCURY will be in stationary (very slowly moving) ‘U-turn storm’. 

And on JAN 30 – under the MOON in MERCURY ruled VIRGO – MERCURY will ‘officially’ start its seasonal retro loop which goes technically until FEB 20, and rolls out completely until round mid-March.

So, the two months of mid-Jan to mid-March (which include build-up time before and roll-out time after) are under M-r influence.

Take it easy on group / organisational ‘plans’ (ha – not much happening privately anyhoo, except perhaps in the underground scene, and we just saw a veeeery unusual major public one on Jan 20), and don’t get wrapped up in ‘loops’ that are directed by mental over-attachment a.k.a. need for control.

It’s usually a good time to chill, go on a RE-treat, or RE-laxation (esp of the bizzy mind) – but not sooo much this time, as MERCURY goes into contact with not-so-quiet MARS / URANUS and JUPITER. More about that below (What’s Special…).


A good time to purge outdated info – and: to find surprisingly re-levant info ‘from the past’, to catch up with friends (yay AQ!) you haven’t talked with in a while, and have synergistic conversations that lead to so much more than ‘expected’.
And to pick up lost & forgotten reading or writing projects – a la AQ perhaps also that online project you’ve been shelving for a while – how about getting a little help from your friends for it?!
And 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.
Also because Astrology is associated with AQ – what a cosmic-human system that-IS! Always good for surprising re-velations and perspectives! Just get in touch if you feel it’s calling you.

Maybe via my seasonal
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What’s Special about this MERCURY Retro phase in AQ?

MERCURY’s time in AQ (Jan 8 – March 15!) stretches over the phase with the MOST AQ energy in 2021, via

  • The SUN in AQ (Jan 19 – Feb 18)
  • The super AQ New Moon on Feb 11
  • VENUS in AQ (Feb 1 – 25)
  • JUPITER in AQ (since Dec 19, 2020, almost all year 2021)
  • SATURN in AQ (since Dec 17, 2020, until March 7, 2023)

 

There’ll be triple connections with JUPITER (was Jan 11, again Feb 14, March 4) & double square contacts with MARS (was Jan 8, again Feb 10) in the pre-retro / retro / post-retro loop!

 

MERCURY will be in AQ almost simultaneously with MARS in TAU (Jan 6 – March 3).
MERCURY & MARS both in fixed signs square off twice, on Jan 8 and on Feb 10 (during M-r) – indicating verbal and physical aggression – sharp arguments round freedom and physical integrity.

We already saw major clashes  in the U.S. round / right between the 1st squares from MERCURY to MARS and JUPITER (Jan 8 – 11)  – may new light be shed upon the background when the retro squares happen (round Feb 10 – 14).

 

MERCURY retro in AQ relates to science, systems (yes, incl. the immune system, the political / economic systems…), technology, society, groups, and: Humanity –
Which can bring / show 

  • New-not-so-new yet currently relevant scientific information / info about how science works
  • Scientific questioning of assumptions / information that can change the conversation
  • Info about the origin / background of the present state of technology / science
  • Connecting of the dots in / between science, systems, technology, society, groups, teams, and: Humanity – well, there are lots of intersections
  • Aha effects and paradigm shifts through info / conversations re: AQ realms (science, systems, technology, society, groups, teams, and: Humanity)
  • RE-velations about group think, peer pressure, and other social norms & sanctions, and how they shape conversations & thinking
  • Effects of the predominance of technology in our time, e.g., by responding to a problem it often creates a new one, or: because we can, we have to use technology – do we really (esp. when is it unethical)??? And what’s with the rise of technocracy?
  • Through the implementation of de-humanizing / objectifying tech dominance and ‘power’ – Magician’s Apprentice and beyond – loss of individuality, independence, human dignity, awe, wonder, and: Magic of Life
  • ‘Random’ opportunities to exchange notes with independent thinkers
  • RE-ceiving benefits (JUPITER) from RE-treating / disconnecting from the system / internet (AQ – mediated), and RE-connecting with friends and community (AQ), and with Nature – which can be so enlivening and liberating (Uranus which rules AQ, now in TAU, and widely squared by MERCURY at the end of its retro loop – mid to end of Feb)
  • How human isolation and pseudo / substitute connection to technology is damaging for humans
  • Breakthroughs to Free the Mind – spiritual ‘purpose’ if you will, of M-r in AQ

 

May the inward-backward, heart-ward turning of mind, thoughts, and processing of information lead to a REnewed, clear, RE-alistic,  and truly free and authentic way of communicating in the World, as Humans with Humans!

 

 

MERCURY Retro in AQ and its Connections with other Planetary Players

Suggestions for how to be in natural alignment with the energies

 

Image Credit: Pexels 

 

What stands out, with the MERCURY contacts?

In the pre-retro / retro / post-retro loop, there’ll be

  • Triple contacts with JUPITER (was Jan 11, again Feb 14, March 4) – Communication & Understanding / Views / Bigger Picture
  • A double square with MARS (was Jan 8, again Feb 10) – Communication & Aggression / Assertion

 

JAN 15
MERCURY went into pre-retro ‘shadow’
Fore-shadowing themes, esp. re: society, systems, technology, community, friendships?
Easy on communication in social energy fields (esp if you aren’t even present – as it is the social default since 2020).

 

Mercurial pause until…

 

JAN 27
MERCURY in late AQ goes into pre-retro ‘storm’
Take it easy on ‘plans’.
Get ready for synchronicities, and synch’ with the synergies of life.

 

JAN 30 – FEB 20
MERCURY retro in AQ
Distance from the Mental ‘Default’. Set the Mind Free!
RE-connecting with Self Awareness.

 

FEB 8
MERCURY retro meets the SUN in AQ
Half-way point of the M-r Journey = ‘Day of Enlightening Insight’ aka ‘New Mercury’
If you must – wait to initiate a social endeavour after this date – which initiates the ‘New Mercury’ phase. Otherwise, rather wait until M-r is over and integrated (from March on).

 

FEB 10 – Day before the Super AQ New Moon 
MERCURY retro in AQ squares MARS in TAU – 2nd time, plus:
The MOON in AQ meets MERCURY retro
What have we learned about the ‘system’ in the meantime? What needs to be asserted?
How do Nature and the Body come into the picture?

 

FEB 12 – Day of the Chinese New Year of the Yin Metal OX
MERCURY retro in AQ conj. VENUS (with JUPITER nearby)
Inspired discussions &  lots of insights and understanding – whom are you drawn to share them with / where is it going / where are we going together?

 

FEB 14 – Valentine’s Day
MERCURY retro in AQ meets JUPITER (# 2 of 3 contacts)
The gifts of old friendships and of sharing about seeing the bigger picture

 

FEB 20
MERCURY in AQ goes direct again
Freedom from the Known

 

FEB 26
MERCURY post-retro in AQ leaves the stationary slow moving ‘U-turn storm’
Bringing liberating detached, systemic witnessing into conversations & interactions

 

MARCH 4
MERCURY post-retro in AQ meets JUPITER (# 3 of 3 contacts)
I bet you see the World and the System/s in a whole different way now than pre-retro.
Time to share out your understanding, in synergy with others. 

 

MARCH 10
The MOON meets MERCURY post-retro in AQ
What happened to (un?)common sense in the process of the last 2 months?
Well, hopefully, it got restored. Good to be communicado.

 

MARCH 14
MERCURY in AQ leaves the post-retro shadow
Green light for moving forward in negotiations and interactions, led by the Heart and Consciousness.
Time to integrate the gifts of the mental re-generation.

 

MARCH 15
MERCURY enters PISCES (until Apr 3)
Open-Mindedness

 

 

Where’s MERCURY’s retro loop into AQ happening in Your Chart & Life?

Retro Loop in the Sky – photo by moi, yesterday

The House in your Chart that contains AQ is the ‘Scene of Affairs’.

(Always, but esp. nowadays) a good time to be in synergy and collaboration in that realm, 

As you read this maybe you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in AQ?

Then there’s more to the activation between MERCURY and these Inner Archetypes of yours…

 

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

MERCURY retro in AQ in your…. relating to…

  • What’s with the Freedom you experience in those AQ Houses already?
  • Are you a good Friend to yourself?
  • Are you speaking your Truth?
    MERCURY is associated with the Throat Chakra.

 

1st House
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House
Your Environment

4th House
Your Home, 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.

 

 

That’s the ‘short-ish’ version of my take on this upcoming MERCURY Retro phase.


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 JAN 15: MERCURY in the Epimethean phase
  2. Pre-retro stationary / ‘storm’ – starts on JAN 27
  3. MERCURY technically retro – from JAN 30 on
  4. MERCURY meets half-way in retro the SUN – a ‘New Mercury’ is born, a.k.a. ‘Point of Enlightening Insight’ – on FEB 8: Promethean phase starts
  5. MERCURY direct again – on FEB 20
  6. Post-retro stationary / ‘storm’ ends – on FEB 27
  7. Post-retro shadow – until MARCH 14

 

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 / correction inducer ;-).

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 JAN 15 (it passed for the first time the Zodiac point (11°01′ AQ) from which it will after the retro phase go direct / forward again, on FEB 20).
Noticing ‘foreshadowing’ of themes that might come up during M-r ?

A good time to be fluid as quicksilver, RE-spond to higher intelligence, and trust the ‘messenger from the future’, via Aquarian intuition and precognition.
Perhaps you’re already having inspired conversations with friends / in groups, about AQ themes (systems, technology, science, humanity’s collaboration and future…
).

 

MERCURY Retro in the Starters

On JAN 27, MERCURY will enter its stationary ‘storm’ period (moves very slowly), i.o.w., starts to go into ‘U-turn’ mode in AQ.

A time to also slow down the regular fast and busy mind that likes to multi talk / task and be ‘in control’.

‘Regular’ / ‘normal’ 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. It can lead to a more auspicious outcome than abstractions and alienating fixed ideas (low AQ vibes) that the mind assumes are ‘the way’.

 

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

In the actual RETRO PHASE from JAN 30 – FEB 20, the mind is geared to turn inward-backward, and mental moves may be paradoxical, like in a labyrinth, or ‘far out’ / eccentric, as in: AQ.

As always, the MERCURY retro cycle starts with the ‘Epimethean’ phase (first half – until FEB 8) where old epic stories, memories, and patterns show up for REasons yet unknown, REvealing themselves in the journey. Likely, more to be discussed, and put into esp. social / systemic context (a la AQ).

With the exclusively AQ energy of the upcoming M-r…
It’s good to gain space and distance from the mind that attaches to ever so ‘far out’ ideas and ideals, experiment with new hypothesis (like a scientist), invite unexpected insights, a world of synchronicities, and: Be open for new understanding, via / of hidden and overlooked info that gets our attention now, for a RE-ason.  

 

At the half-way point of the M-r phase (FEB 8 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’s also called the ‘Point of Enlightened Insight’, for a reason…

 

The second half of M-r (FEB 8 – 20) is the ‘Promethean’ phase, where new insights and new Consciousness can be more easily carried forward in creative ways.

And hey, AQ is ruled by the Promethean Archetype Planet URANUS, now in TAURUS which MERCURY in AQ even squared on Jan 12!

 

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

 

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…)!

 

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.


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 AQ, there’s lots to learn from thinking outside the box…

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 AQ squared on Jan 12, and widely squares again in the retro-to-direct loop (mid to end of FEB) 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 noticing how the mind is playing tricks on us – all the time, but now hopefully more often busted – even / esp. in a surprising / liberating AQ 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 free spirited / group consciousness (AQ) that you easily recognize and connect with.

Give yourself time.
During M-r, new information streams in which can alter our outlook on things, esp. societally / systemically (AQ). Often, after the M-r phase we have more information which gives a different picture, based upon which a good avenue forward 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 invitations for open discussion (AQ), rather than being cool-aloof and dismissive (AQ 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 2020-21.
    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 (SO extra AQ) which now, more than usually, seem to have ‘a mind of their own’…
Consider that computers, phones, and tech gadgets are tools, and that their efficiency also depends on the (hopefully relaxed and detached, savvy and inventive – AQ) mind of their ‘master’.

You don’t want to become a stressed-out remotely controlled slave of coordination and communication.

It might also become apparent during M-r that our tools and pieces of technical equipment magically morphically mirror 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.
There’s an interface between the electromagnetic field of computers and the human mind.
To keep it all smoothly operational, don’t impose any potential extra stress onto your nervous system – nor on your computer.

And how about: Turn the AI network off, and your social intelligence on.

 

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 under the radar) expectations and assumptions.

Foremost, trust the infinite Intelligence of the Bigger System aka Universe, ‘even’ as it might take you on wild and ‘crazy’ spaced-out 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.
And to ‘new’ yet familiar like-spirited 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 ones in June / July and Oct / Nov 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) – also very Aquarian!
  • We’re prompted to connect two or more people with one another – because we can. Who knows what comes from it?

So, keep collecting M-r communication karma cookies, by being the random messenger & connector!

 

 

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?

M-r in AQ is perfect for watching / witnessing the mind, and detaching from the default involvement in the thoughts. 

And 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’.
Like a monkey, the trickster 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’ve been taking it easy on the pre-retro shadow phase (since JAN 15), rather than being ‘pulled into’ the wild ‘storm’ (from JAN 27 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 times (last ones in June / July and Oct / Nov 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… (yet, watch for / RE-search about the i.m.o. problematic AQ ideal / fixed idea of the ‘Great Reset’).

One RE-ason for me pointing out all these RE-activities: During M-r (which also has a karmic undertone), we / they 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. Talk about what RE-ally matters, esp. with friends, in groups, with an invitation for sharing freely as equals (AQ).
Topics will likely have to do with society, technology, science, group consciousness, humanity, the future we co-create (all things AQ).

 

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 in your communication 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 with consequences before you have all the necessary information (often only after MERCURY retro is over, or at least half-way, meeting the SUN = FEB 8). 

 

8) MERCURY Retro RE-minds us…

…that direct connection with one another as an authentic and lively dialogue offers the opportunity to open up, speak freely (a la AQ), 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 – and see them in a new light

With the AQ flavour, get in touch again with people whom you feel a like-minded and light-spirited rapport with.
Trust your intuition, and let yourself be surprised by what shows up when you speak to them – also re: whether you are (still? again?) on a wavelength or not. No assumptions…

Allow yourself to get mentally un-stuck in conversation.
Old communication themes might get triggered yet now’s the chance to see them in context (e.g. of your & their role in the system / group).

 

11) The 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 AQ 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”

No need to feel alienated or like a weirdo / outsider (those AQ experiences / roles).
Turn the paradigm around:

What could be the opportunity in this mishap?
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?

This is also the time of year where ‘traditionally’ it’s Carnival (top season for tricksters & pranksters, besides Hallow-e’en – the last M-r season actually lol) – we all wear costumes and masks – now exaggerated, played and mocked 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 FEB 8.

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 AQ 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. 

 

Wishing you a blessed navigation in the retro- and interdimensional zone, with the Mercurial Mind currents, in the Heavens as on EARTH!

Hope to SEE you again soon, in real life, or online – it’s all about REconnecting (as directly as possible)!

Melanie

 

© 2021 by Mercur-elanie 😉

 

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CAP New Moon with PLUTO (Jan 12 / 13) & into AQ – Leading with Soul Power and Integrity from the Ground-Up

11 Jan

Dear Fellow Light Leaders,

What a difference a MOON makes.

What a difference a YEAR makes.

What an anniversary DAY!

 

Olympians across the Water – photo by Melanie, Jan 2021

 

SO much has obviously transformed and (hopefully!) evolved since Jan 12, 2020 – the date of the epic SATURN – PLUTO conjunction, catalyzed by the CANCER – CAP Lunar Eclipse on Jan 10.

PLUTO’s motto is certainly true and a reference in so many ways, for the massively CAP fraught 2020:
It gets intense and extreme, and takes us to the core of what needs change / where the change is happening.

…while the Old tries to hold on with extra control (esp. in CAP).

 

What a difference a YEAR makes.

The key CAP Astro motto in 2019 (with the Nodal Axis in CAP – CANCER, and SATURN & PLUTO in CAP connecting with the South Node) was: “Let the Old Empire Expire”.

Key CAP theme in 2020 (with massive SATURN – JUPITER – PLUTO predominance): “The Old Empire Expires”.

Key CAP theme in 2021 (with PLUTO still in CAP, yet a huge momentum to AQ):
“The Old Empire has Expired” while “A New Era for Our Humanity Has Begun”.  

 

What a difference a MOON makes.

Even’ just in the lunar cycle since the last New Moon – the Galactic Total Solar Release Eclipse(!) in SAG on Dec 14 which marked the end of an ‘Old Story’ / ‘Old Ways’ (SAG) – there’s been tons of shifts.

Of course, most prominently: The shift of both SATURN (Dec 16) and JUPITER (Dec 19) into AQ where they aligned, at Winter Solstice.

Important for perspective:
Post-conjunction, visionary JUPITER has passed ‘old regime / law & order Archetype’ SATURN, and is now leading, in their 20-year socio-political-economic cycle.

Understanding (JUPITER) systems (CAP / AQ) and collaborating in Humanity (AQ) is key for co-creation, and rebuilding, with new freedom, opportunity, solidarity, and social justice (AQ).

A New Era for Our Humanity has started.

 

Interestingly, MERCURY, now freshly in AQ will start its retro journey on Jan 30 not even a degree away from the U.S. MOON end of AQ – We the People (all People of the Earth) need to communicate & co-create.  

 

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with the cardinal Turning Points of the Equinoxes & Solstices, incl. Yule – Winter Solstice

Seems like TIME has a ‘life of its own’ – the epic Winter Solstice 2020 was only 20 days ago – seems like ages – for you too?

Somehow, a sigh of relief, to step into ‘the ordinary’ (yes, even in 2021) and into more simplicity again.

And to realize right in CAP what the Celebrations round Winter Solstice (I truly hope you could honour it ‘even’ in 2020!) are all about:

The sacred time of year that marks the Return of the Light and how / what that reflects in us.

The SoUlar Wheel of the Year is turning.

The CAP SUN is now in our Northern Hemisphere from Earth perspective ‘climbing’ again in the Ecliptic (slightly ‘higher’ every day), and the daylight is gradually increasing, daily a minute or so for now, in the cold of Winter, and eventually, from Feb on exponentially more.

CAP energy is fueled by the spirit of gradual, grounded, consistent improvement, building and ‘climbing’, persevering, being resilient & resourceful, prepared & equipped to make it, on the ‘way up’.

How do you relate to that intrinsic quality of ‘when the going gets tough the tough get going’? Esp. in 2020 / 21…

Or is that another myth of glory-through-hardship?

CAP in transition to AQ says:
You can only go so far by yourself. Teamwork, mutual support and community building is where it’s at – NOW.
 

 

The CAP New MOON with PLUTO is a Powerhouse.

The MOON meets PLU just 2 1/2 hrs after the NM, and the SUN passes PLU on Jan 14.

It’s the first New MOON with PLUTO since 2016.
Which in the U.S. heralded a drastic change in political power and leadership. Here we are again, at the onset of another historic shift.

The CAP New MOON punctuates the big epochal, collective changes of structures and hierarchies that we’ve seen under PLUTO in CAP (since 2008), and (check out Her ‘birth chart’ below)

She’s a midwife for the transition to AQ.

What an opening into 2021 – as the first New Moon of the Year – and after Winter SoUlstice!  

 

PLUTO shows where it’s at with transformation (as seen by the New Horizons Mission 2015)

PLUTO – super activated by the New Moon – is now in the last third of CAP – with a VIRGO undertone:

We’ve seen serious intensity and death focus, when it comes to health and wellness, work and business / livelihood.

The world of health / integrity and livelihood / lifestyle (VIR / 6th House) of us Humans has drastically changed in 2020, due to… unnameable and apparently invisible / hidden forces (PLUTO).

Death of humans and businesses – and behind that / (barely covered-up) the death of the outdated and corrupt power system / infrastructure / hierarchy.

CAP shadows come handy: Blame, scapegoating, exploitation, abuse.

We’ve seen plenty of shadow evidence over the last years (unless going with the PLUTO ostrich method). Qu (GEM) a la SAG (SN) / CAP:

“Who calls the shots?”

“Who are true respected / respect worthy leaders?”

“How do we honour and respect our Elders?

 

I won’t go on about it but rather offer transformational end-of-CAP questions – hopefully taking us back to our intrinsic Soul Power (PLUTO) and Integrity (CAP):  

Vibrant Country Goat

“How do we treat and work with what’s given to us, with respect and integrity?” 

“How do we work with time and resources, incl. our body in a way that’s sustainable, rather than exploiting it and being (self?)abusive?”

Simple, yet not always easy questions, in our modern ‘matrix’ – which is changing.

Every step in the right direction counts, says the CAP Mountain Goat.

Not just ‘Less is More’ (which is still based on giving higher value to ‘more’), but actually ‘Less is Fulfilling’ says the CAP goat. Carrying (owning and managing) less definitely frees up energies and TIME, not just on the mountain, but in life in general.

 

CAP, relating to mountains, structures, and hierarchies also asks:
“Who’s above, who’s below? Who’s positioned where?” in terms of social hierarchies – leading over to the early AQ themes of social justice.

And since ancestors and history are also CAP themes, here’s another PLUTO-esque inquiry:

“Were your ancestors ‘above’ others, or ‘below’ others?
And how has that affected your family history and your psyche?”

“What has been disempowering about this story, either via guilt, deprivation, disrespect, abuse, etc.?”

“How is this now, in the hologram of the world you live in, coming up to be transformed?”  

 

Inquiring and diving into essence is powerful, says PLUTO in CAP, and is also supported by the North Node presently in GEMINI.

SUN / MOON / PLUTO in CAP remind us that every ‘simple’ action from the spirit of integrity & respect, aligned with our core and basic mature common sense, contributes energetically, and empowers immediately.

So let’s purge what’s redundant, has outlived its purpose, isn’t in alignment (anymore, with the consciousness of now).

Let’s purge ego agendas (SN in SAG) and hidden control motifs (PLUTO) associated with the desire to help others and make the world a better place (end of CAP with VIRGO undertone).

How about supporting these shadow energies to transform (PLUTO) into deep appreciation of how Natural Law and the intelligence of Nature work, and to strengthen and stabilize that?

LOVE is the best transformational agent (is also what PLUTO quite literally shows…).

 

Let’s honour, and work with resources (incl. inner hidden, buried, and unused ones), and re-build in quality consciousness.

A ceremony to honour the historic transition from the old to the new consciousness, and invoke universal power (PLUTO) would be very apropos this New Moon.

And a personal ceremony related to the area of life where CAP falls in your chart (more about that on the bottom of this article).

 

Soul Power is what we’re deeply moved to connect with now.  

 

Time to bring out the

PLUTO Powered CAP New Moon Chart

The CAPRICORN New Moon will be at 9:03 pm PST tomorrow Jan 12


 

There’s a LOT going on, in the birth chart of the CAP New MOON!

 

ALL the Planets, SUN, and MOON on one side of the Zodiac (actually even concentrated from CAP to TAU) which is divided by the Nodal Axis from GEM to SAG – very unique.

And it’s also imbalanced as NEPTUNE in PISCES is the only Water element activation – no slow moving Planets in CAN / SCO this year(!) actually (except the MOON), until MARS enters CAN on Apr 23.

Thankfully, watery vibes kick in when the PISCES / CAN / SCO seasons happen.

 

This lopsided, and very ‘wintry’ (most Planets in CAP / AQ / PI) energy – with PLUTO / SATURN / JUPITER / NEPTUNE continuing to be in these respective areas all year and beyond – shows how the present Zeitgeist is oriented towards serious priorities / infrastructures, society, humanity, collaboration, co-creation for the future, inter-connectivity of everything, in the web of life.

It’s rather about The Whole than our individuality (no kidding).

Hence lots of us also feel so powerless if not purposeless (which can be the recipe for depression) these days. 

 

Monarch Butterflies

The energies show us, esp. from early AQ where the trend goes:

We see a renaissance of group consciousness by like-spiritedness, co-creation, and finding purpose together.

A social test & choice situation, with the early AQ energy having a LIBRA undertone.

 

Such a push to come out of our transformational cocoon, and find our peers & peeps
As in 2020, relationships have been challenged to be deepened / it’s been revealed what’s going on in their core, and friendships / social circles have been on hold and ‘reshuffled’.

Which is also catalyzed by the CAP New Moon / PLUTO ‘Midwife’ – helping us to move out of the ‘Old World’ matrix (that some relational / social associations were based on).

Some (still so many? fewer and fewer?) peeps choose to stay in the conditioned world / mind matrix (see my MERCURY now in AQ article in that context).

Maybe you’ve experienced lately friendships drifting apart while others being forged or strengthened.

JUPITER now in AQ, and having passed SATURN, shows us the value – and bigger picture of friendship/s and also what’s possible now.

 

Looking at the stellium of PLUTO / SUN / MOON in CAP – it’s unaspected in relation to other Planets in the energy field.

It has a ‘life of its own’. Somewhat like the ‘power transition’ in the U.S.

A lot is happening in the background, and it’ll prob. take until the MOON enters AQ (on Jan 13 at 8:44 am PST) to even fathom / feel what’s been going on.

Of course, with PLUTO, things have been and continue to ferment on deeper levels anyway, now accentuated by the New MOON in CAP.  

 

Also in CAP: VENUS (Jan 8 – Feb 1)
…helping us to ‘relentlessly’ be in rock-solid Love (against all odds and gravitations…) – for ourselves, others, and for the bigger process that’s going on.

On JAN 28 – Day of the Full MOON in LEO – AQ 
VENUS in CAP will meet ‘deep dark’ PLUTO
Are you the one choosing, or is something deeper and ‘older’ calling you?
Power to Love.
And never mind what those who used to be in power & authority ‘up there’ told you. That era / empire expires now.

What a grand finale for VENUS in CAP!    

 

And then, we have the early AQ dynamic, with the SATURN / JUPITER focus since Winter Solstice, as described above.

Literally, a transition from old / historic (CAP) to new / modern / future oriented (AQ), from hierarchy (CAP) to round table (AQ). 

 

Acutely, activated by MERCURY, having just (on Jan 8) moved from CAP to AQ where the Messenger Planet is exalted (in its fave energy), and will be for an extended time (due to retro loop, Jan 30 – Feb 20), until March 15 – 9 1/2 weeks!

Lots of opportunity to learn and discuss about the AQ Spirit!  

 

Speaking of AQ, and of renaissance / breakthroughs:

Prometheus, mythological Archetype of URANUS, bringing the Fire of the Gods to Humanity – a rebellious act he was tortured for, and eventually ‘unbound’

The CAP New MOON also catalyzes the ‘darling’ of AQ – URANUS to turn from retro (since Aug 15, 2020) to direct-forward again, on Jan 14, just 2 days after the NM.

Effectively, all of January is a stationary URANUS time.

Expect the unexpected.
Stay awake and unattached.

 

And even though, we have technically a retro-free time from Jan 14 (URANUS direct) to Jan 30 (MERCURY retro) where a lot can happen fast in the external world now…

…it’s also subject to not fully thought-through / discussed / viewed systemically (MERCURY in AQ about to go retro) sudden moves (URANUS stationary in TAU – even kicked into action by MARS on Jan 20!), in relation to (TAU) values and ownership, literally coups d’etat, acts of occupation, and siege of power being examples.

Using dramatic words here, given the happenings down the border, the social unrest worldwide.  

And given that the second half of January, building up to the Full Moon in LEO – AQ on Jan 28, will see LOTS of challenging, sharp fixed squares (clash of unmoving forces) between TAU and AQ.

 

Also marked on the chart of the New Moon – and you can see the multiple red square lines, involving SATURN, JUPITER, and MERCURY in AQ, and MARS, URANUS, and LILITH in TAU:

SIX Planets, plus SUN & MOON involved in the AQ – TAU ‘square dance’

 

In order of appearance, those TAU – AQ Tension Points – a whole litany / on-going laundry list! – will be (just to give you a sense):

  • Jan 12
    MERCURY in AQ, after meeting JUPITER on Jan 11 squares URANUS in TAU

  • Jan 13
    MARS in TAU squares SATURN in AQ The MOON in AQ meets SATURN & JUPITER, and squares MARS & URANUS in TA

  • Jan 14
    URANUS in TAU goes direct

  • Jan 17
    JUPITER in AQ squares stationary URANUS in TAU

  • Jan 20
    MARS in TAU meets stationary URANUS

  • Jan 20 / 21
    The MOON in TAU meets stationary URANUS, MARS, and LILITH, and squares the SUN & SATURN & JUPITER in AQ

  • Jan 22
    MARS in TAU squares JUPITER in AQ

  • Jan 23
    The SUN in AQ meets SATURN

  • Jan 26
    The SUN in AQ squares stationary URANUS in TAU

  • Jan 28 – Day of the LEO – AQ Full Moon
    The SUN in AQ meets JUPITER

  • Jan 29
    MARS in TAU meets LILITH

  • Jan 30
    MERCURY goes retro end of to mid-AQ until Feb 20 (will square MARS in TAU again on Feb 10, and meet JUPITER in AQ again on Feb 14 and March 4)

  • Feb 1
    The SUN in AQ squares MARS in TAU

 

I’m not going into details about all these Transit Activations here.

You can find daily transit support though in the Cosmic Calendar of my email ASTRO~News that go out to subscribers before every New Moon (like this one) and Full Moon.

If you’d like to subscribe just send me an email (to licht@islandnet.com) and I add you to the list, or subscribe on my FB Page. You can always self-unsubscribe of course, on the bottom of each ASTRO~News, should you choose to.  

 

As you see noted on the chart,

SATURN in AQ will triple-square URANUS in AQ in 2021 (Feb 17, June 14, and Dec 23)

One of, if not THE major Planetary dynamic of the year!

SATURN rules primarily / traditionally CAP – the energy of the Old that’s now being transformed (via PLUTO).

[SATURN also co-rules AQ – used to rule it until URANUS was discovered in 1782 – between the American & French Revolution]

URANUS rules AQ – the energy now coming in big time.

Be sure to find my article for the SATURN – URANUS square 2021 here on this channel, closer to their first contact (Feb 17).

Of course, it’s already energetically in the making – just look at the multiple AQ – TAU square of mid-Jan to early Feb – unheard-of!

Setting the stage for the upcoming clashes.

 

Since both energies AQ and TAU are fixed it’s the most challenging of squaresif both respective forces are attached, stuck, and in resistance.

On a personal and group level, let’s be mindful (MERCURY going retro in AQ helps!) where we find ourselves stuck and attached, esp. to a sense of ‘ownership’ / ‘values’ (TAU) and ‘ideas’ / ‘ideals’ / ‘society’ /’community’ / ‘system’ / ‘future’ (AQ).  

 

The Taurean Inner Buddha Nature sits with what-IS (not to be confused with spiritual by-passing) and holds what comes up with wisdom & compassion.

And an Aquarian ‘Sangha’ (spiritual group) would help to share the processes in synergy and light-spiritedness.

URANUS in TAU calls us to emBody Freedom, after all.  

 

Which brings us to

NEPTUNE – the only Planet in the Water Element presently

…until PISCES Season comes in, from Feb 18 on!

The 3rd ‘transpersonal’ Planet (after PLUTO and URANUS) directly activated by this CAP New Moon – very unusual.

 

What’s NEPTUNE in PISCES now up to?

It’s on the apex of a T-square from the Nodal Axis, i.o.w., exactly between the South Node in SAG and the North Node in GEM, a configuration that peaks throughout January.

The Lunar Nodes are since June 5, 2020, and still throughout 2021 (until Dec 23) in SAG (SN) – GEMINI (NN)
Questioning the Old Story. Entering New Dialogues.

Ever so critical since last Summer… and brought out big time in the Nov / Dec 2020 Eclipse season, esp. the Total Solar Eclipse in SAG on Dec 14End of Old Story. Into the Heart of the Deep Unknowable.

NEPTUNE – going direct now since Nov 28 – calls us to Navigate the Seas of Change.

With the T-square activation that’s been building up, NEPTUNE in PI presents itself as the ‘outlet’ – meaning:

Time to notice when we’re making assumptions, have expectations and beliefs or ‘truths’ about ‘right and wrong’ (SN in SAG – happens a LOT these days, and in fact: always), and to be in deep inquiry (NN in GEM) while also being the learner. Much better to be compassionate and open with others. Rather than try to teach or convince them, ask questions, and learn about their life. 
And always: sending blessings.

 

Which leads us over to the last Planetary Archetype in the New Moon ‘picture’ – paradoxically at the beginning of the Zodiac:

‘Wounded Healer & Teacher’ CHIRON in ARIES 

…presently not in a challenging / challenged position. The early AQ energy of SATURN / JUPITER / MERCURY is in ‘friendly sextile’ with CHIRON, since Nov 28, 2020 on forward-course again.

 

Does that mean, science (AQ) has a great new medicine (CHIRON in AR) for humanity (AQ)? Maybe… (subject to MERCURY retro et al).

How about (no assumptions either way…):

The New Era of Our Humanity (JUPITER & SATURN in AQ) supports the Medicine of Autonomy & Authenticity (CHIRON in ARIES).

We’ll hear more from CHIRON  in ARIES with the LIBRA – ARIES Spring Equinox Full Moon on March 28 (with SUN / VENUS / CHIRON conjunct in early ARIES), and the very ARIES New Moon (with CHIRON, MERCURY, SUN, MOON, VENUS in ARIES).   

 

 

The New Moon in CAP with PLUTO in Your Chart & Life…

…brings a soulfully-powerful new beginning from the ground-UP to your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planetary Archetypes (esp end of) CAPRICORN.

And for all of us a rock-solid transformational start from the ground-up, to the area/s of life relating to the CAP House/s in our birth (and local) chart/s.

…after SOOO much frustrating yet effective ‘clearing’ and layers of closures with SATURN in CAP over the last 3 years, and the huge CAP conglomerate of 2020 (JUPITER-SATURN-PLUTO).

We really have matured and transformed SO much in our CAP Houses since Dec 2017, esp. in the crash course of 2020 – and even since PLUTO entered CAP in 2008.  

How about a ceremony inviting newness for our Time and for the CAP related areas of your life?

Timing matters – ideally with / after the New Moon (9:03 pm PST tomorrow Jan 12 or after).

 

Back to the CAP New Moon Activation in your Chart & Life

 

CAP in your 1st House
Themes of the House: Your Presence and Sense of Self
CAP there for you: Mature, calm, reliable, resourceful & resilient. No energy waste.     

 

2nd House
Your Values. What you own, literally & metaphorically, incl. your Business
Building on solid ground is your thing.   

 

3rd House
Your Environment & Relatives
SO conservative and judgmental… or: traditional and always there for one another, old fashioned / timeless reliability.   

 

4th House
Your Home, Origin, Ancestry
A rock-solid ancient world, affected by & writing history. Or just sooo old world / old empire,and you’ve become SO done with it?  

 

5th House
Your Creative, Playful, Inner Child and Lovers
Play may indeed have priority (is / was that a matter of permission?).   

 

6th House
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle
Taking on something serious & responsible?  

 

7th House
Your Partners & Significant Others
Mature and reliable ones may apply.      

 

8th House
Your Involvement and Sharing with Others. Your Transformations
Serious & intense processes you’ve been through – in Life and esp. in the last years.     

 

9th House
What gives you Meaning, Your Wisdom, Inspiration, Path and Travels
You don’t take those lightly.   

 

10th House
Your Purpose incl Career, Your Public Self
You challenge yourself, don’t you?!     

 

11th House
Your Social Side – Engagement with Society, Groups and Friends
Top notch. Established. Or simply solid.   

 

12th House
Your Transcendent and Spiritual Self and Union with All-that-Is
Form & Formlessness.
Ever interchanging and simultaneously present for you.
    

 

 

Soulful Blessings for New Beginnings in Integrity, from the Ground-UP!

Melanie

 

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MERCURY for a looong time in AQ (Jan 8 – March 15), incl retro (Jan 30 – Feb 20): Breaking Free from the Mental Matrix (and more…)

9 Jan

Greetings, dear known or yet unknown Cosmic Friend, embodied on Planet Earth!

 

URANUS Rules AQUARIUS
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

More AQUARIAN Times Ahead

While we’re presently (Jan / Feb) in a big CAP-to-AQ shift season, and CAP-to-AQ YEAR of 2021!

MERCURY will be in AQ for a long time – 9 1/2 weeks! – Jan 8 – March 15.


And yep, with MERCURY retro in the making – all in AQ (Jan 30 – Feb 20)…
…it should be quite ‘interesting’ (to put it mildly), as MERCURY is exalted in AQ – its most favourable energy, since it allows for experimentation, out of the box, agnostic, unorthodox, free-spirited, independent thinking… and liberation from conditioned collective mental constructs.

 

Plus – MERCURY’s time in AQ stretches over the phase with the MOST AQ energy in 2021, via

  • The SUN in AQ (Jan 19 – Feb 18)
  • The super AQ New Moon on Feb 11
  • VENUS in AQ (Feb 1 – 25)
  • JUPITER in AQ (since Dec 19, 2020, almost all year 2021)
  • SATURN in AQ (since Dec 17, 2020, until March 7, 2023)

 

AQ is a welcome and uplifting energy, as the most solid & rocky Earth energy of CAP turns into Aquarian AIR or shall we say: Ether!

Well, seasonally towards end of January – the light gets noticeably stronger in the Northern Hemisphere – ahhh!
Yet there’s sooo much more to AQ, in the Zeitgeist and shift of Eras!

 

What a year of 2020 it was – with astrologically SO much concentrated EARTH energy – gravitating to the heavy duty conglomerate of SATURN – JUPITER – PLUTO in CAP, and taking us to the full-ON density of the ‘Old Empire Matrix’, call it collective conditioning, hierarchies, authority & power structures…, with the power of F.E.A.R. big time in the matrix mix!

2020 was framed by the CANCER – CAP Lunar Eclipse on Jan 10, catalyzing the SATURN – PLUTO conjunction on Jan 12, 2020 in CAP, and by the grand finale of the conjunction of JUPITER and SATURN at Winter Solstice, 2020 at  1º AQ.

We’re inevitably shifting from the predominance of Old Empires to a New Era for Our Humanity!

 

MERCURY will be in AQ almost simultaneously with MARS in TAU (Jan 6 – March 3) – implications?


The two Planets MERCURY & MARS both in fixed signs square off twice, on Jan 8 and on Feb 10 (during M-r) – indicating verbal and physical aggression – sharp arguments round freedom and physical integrity.


The storm / occupation of the U.S. Cap-itol on Day One of MARS in TAU while MERCURY just came out of the conjunction with PLUTO in CAP (exact Jan 4) – was an expression of the energy – so much pent-up anger in society, turned against the government (CAP), with a massive mental-communicative ‘storm’ now ensued in society and in the social(?) networks who in turn are shutting down unwanted voices.

Where can this go?
MERCURY retro in AQ squaring off with MARS again on Feb 10 shows us – there’s more to it.
Maybe, ‘randomly’ interesting ‘background info’ (M-r) about the system / society / groups (AQ) emerging will change the picture again.

As usual, choices & moves made at the onset of M-r need to be revised, since messages were misunderstood, or important info was missing / will be re-vealed.

MERCURY will go into pre-retro ‘shadow’ on Jan 15, and into pre-retro ‘storm’ on Jan 27. Issues may be fore-shadowing, and: “Wait a minute!” scenarios kicking in.

Also interesting to note that the last M-r from Oct 13 – Nov 3 (U.S. Election Day) went back to the ‘Tipping Point’ end of LIBRA where choices have consequences. And yes, M-r phases link with each other, like beads on a necklace. It will remain ‘interesting’ throughout Jan / Feb!

And, the upcoming M-r will start on Jan 30 at 26º 27′ AQ – not even a degree away from the U.S. MOON at 27º 09′ AQ!
Prob. the M-r station closest to the U.S. MOON in a loooong time.
Simply put: What do WE the People say?

Which of course applies to all People of Our Humanity.
It’s just so pronounced for the U.S. – which could create a domino effect…

End of AQ has a GEM undertone – ruled by MERCURY. And GEM is where the present North Node is. New dialogues are ever so needed.

 

Plus – there’s more to it, also since the sharp tension between MERCURY in AQ and MARS in TAU in Jan / Feb sets the tone for more friction in the fixed TAU – AQ energies (one of the, if not THE most important signatures of 2021), via the slower moving planets JUPITER and SATURN in AQ in square with URANUS in TAU.
Which starts also in Jan
(JUPITER – URA) and comes again in triple contacts (via SATURN – URA) in Feb, June, and Dec.

 

Looks like the acute conflict / struggle in the first two months can have long term effects to be worked through all year, in the tension between

Nature, Status Quo, Body, Food, Enjoyment, Values, Conservatism, Ownership, Preservation, Consumer Capitalism, Money (TAU)

…and Society, System/s, Technology, Science, Progressive & Future oriented Forces, Sharing, Communism, and Group Consciousness, Friendship, Solidarity (AQ).

 

On that (perhaps retro related) note, it’s not surprising that there’s a discussion flaring up (MERCURY – MARS) now esp. in the U.S. re: a covert take-over of the States by the Communist Chinese Empire.

When looking at the ‘birth chart’ of the ‘People’s Republic of China’ – to be found in my article The Virus, China, and the Eclipses – an Astrological Perspective from March 2020 – you can see that the JUPITER – SATURN conj. at 1º AQ on Dec 21 was super close to the early AQ MOON / AC of China.
The Aquarian dystopia of technological control of citizens ‘for the greater good’ has long been established in modern Communist China, and is now – justified by Covid – on hyper drive.

  • Is China ‘setting an example’ for the socio-political-economic landscape for the next two decades?
  • Will it be the country leading the narrative???
  • Or is the Chino-phobia an ‘old story’ revealed through MERCURY retro in AQ?

Yet, no need to wait until MERCURY retro in AQ has settled, end of Feb…

 

MERCURY in AQ – a LOT can be seen in Society / Systems

Humanity has been stuff-ocating itself and Mother Earth.
Based on / invested & involved in apparently unmoving, ‘rock-solid’ structures & systems with individuals conditioned to (quite literally) buy into them, and be dependent on them for sustaining themselves.

Such a birthing process for us humans now – to come out of the old societal matrix (which means womb), while transforming our inner contracts, chords, and layers of allegiances to it which were based on tradition, the promise of security, stability, identity, status, yet often contrasted by fear (all SATURN phenomena – and SATURN is – re: birthing process – also associated with the pain of labour).


SO: What’s beyond the heavy-old Status Quo?
What’s with Fear of Freedom from the Norm and the Known?

SATURN now in AQ offers a curriculum to complete outdated contracts with perpetuated programs of humanity, and re-gain our intrinsic authority.

JUPITER amplifying the AQ Spirit in 2021 – and now ahead of SATURN post the conjunction (important, since JUPITER leads on now!) – helps us SEE what’s possible when we co-create and collaborate. Yet also the whole spectrum of dystopia (esp. technocratic systems etc) to utopia (true collaboration and synergy in freedom).

 

Systemic & Independent Thinking is in the Zeitgeist now

…with MERCURY having crossed the ‘Prometheus Point’ cusp from CAP to AQ, joining SATURN (entered AQ on Dec 16) and JUPITER (Jan 9).
The SUN (Jan 19) and VENUS (Feb 1) will follow into lofty heights of AQ.

And the AQ protagonist URANUS now in TAU gets a super boost from MARS on Jan 20!

We can see the mental matrix / constructs of the status quo from a detached, witnessing perspective.
We contribute, share, and distribute liberating, out-of-the-box alternatives, envision and experiment with new synergies, and community collaboration beyond hierarchies. 

 

Plus, we’re invited to witness the thinking itself with its traps and attachments, and be in mindful & magical spaces – supported by MERCURY retro!

Because MERCURY in fixed AQ can get quite attached to ideas & ideals that others / most people aren’t available to hear (yet) (“why is nobody getting it???!”), which can be sadly quite isolating and ‘outsider-ing’ for AQ.
Hence the notion to find their like- and light-spirited peers.

With MERCURY going retro (Jan 30 – Feb 20), it’s time to watch the mind, where these patterns come from (earlier experiences in life?), what we have internalized and ‘recorded’ into a pattern – which we can break free from.

And tap into the Magic beyond Words and Thoughts.

 

MERCURY in AQ, esp. in retro, reveals group think, esp. (easily) imprinted by technology and its mentally-addictive effects (hey, AQ is about connectivity in freedom!).
And it informs us about the negative mentally-hijacking effects of electromagnetic frequencies on the mind (like being mentally scattered, in ADD mode, addicted, divisive, frazzled, overwhelmed).

So important to get more distance (AQ) from the web / device, and experiment with the effects of being in Nature and other tech-free & Joy inducing activities. Notice how they actually ‘recharge’ you – vs. ever more info via technology can be so toxic & draining.
MERCURY and the AQ Team help us see how we get pulled into tech / pseudo social and group think patterns, what’s a healthy contrast, and what would be the ‘true blue AQ’ experience. Experimentation – witnessing – breakthroughs – freedom!

 

MERCURY in AQ goes on the New Moon day, Jan 12 into square with the AQ Ruler URANUS (and ‘transpersonal’ version on MERCURY aka The Awakener) which is now in TAU, and all about EmBodying Freedom – bringing the Light into, and expressing it through the presence of the Body.


Plus: URANUS in TAU is turning direction – on Jan 14!
From retro (inward-backward) since Aug 15, 2020 – Liberation from Within while freeing ourselves from attachments, to direct-forward from Earth perspective.
Expect  the unexpected, and let yourself be surprised by breakthroughs, epiphanies and paradigm shifts for body and mind, showing up in the ‘real world’.
MERCURY squaring URANUS right ON the New Moon day helps see things in a fresh light, mildly put.

 

SoLunar Crystal Bath under the AQ – LEO Full Moon – photo by Melanie, Crystals by Mother Earth

 

Shift your consciousness through exposing yourself to the natural Elements (AIR, Earth, Water, and Fire), and introduce more Joy to raise your vibration.

Get unstuck in body and mind!

Let your intrinsic light shine!
You’re a unique reflection of the light, like a crystal (not a manufacture-able computer chip)!

 

A Swiss client of mine who was born on this CAP – AQ cusp literally climbs up mountains, with his parachute / flying device, to glide around in the Air before coming down. He describes this as his ultimate Freedom.

On this cusp, we might have ‘done the work’ / accomplished our purpose (if that’s ever possible), and feel FREE.
Or – even better, there’s no condition for living in Freedom.

 

Wintry Clearing – photo by moi 

 

AQ is ruled by URANUS – nowa-years in TAURUS (2019 – 2026): Wake UP, Earthlings, and EmBody Freedom!

Mythological Prometheus climbed up Mount Olympus, seat of the gods / the elite, to bring the fire of illumination to humanity – a ‘rebellious’ act for which he was punished by the gods.
An encounter with Wounded Healer Chiron who acknowledged for everyone to have access to ‘the Fire’ set Prometheus free.

 

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

 

If you have Planets / AC / Nodes on that cusp you might identify with this story, and also be here to dedicate ‘your work’ to the liberation of Humanity.

The energy is also identified with the quality of a Light (AQ) Worker (CAP).
I like Light Leader better – meaning: leading by example (CAP), rather than doing the work ‘for them’. H
ere we also realize that our own work and achievements only go so far.

Cooperation in Community of Light Leaders is key.

 


MERCURY, and the whole AQ Team help us

to connect with others who’re also doing their work, and would be good matches for us, for cooperation, community building, and convergence of communities.

Maybe some of these contacts have already been activated!


With MERCURY leading on, once it passed SATURN & JUPITER  (Jan 9 / 11), and the SUN following into AQ (Jan 19), you’re prob. mer-curious about groups and networks that you’d like to contribute to & cooperate with.
And of course to talk with friends and like-spirited others, about matters of society / system, and collaboration / innovation.

Maybe, as MERCURY goes retro on Jan 30 (pre-retro shadow starts on Jan 15!) you re-connect with  friend-ly Humans you lost touch with.

 

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card Man of Crystals – Inventor Photo and crystal activation by Melanie

 

The Voyager Tarot card Man of Crystals – Inventor expresses the AQ energy very well – experimentation, no expectation.

It’s also the energy of the scientist & genius, as well as outsider if ‘too unique’ and not understood.

No need to be isolated / ice-olated in your lonely lab / life. That’s where community comes in. Find your circle.

 

Crystal Activated Voyager Tarot card Woman of Crystals – Guardian Photo and crystal activation by Melanie

 

And the Voyager card Woman of Crystals – Guardian shows us how important is to guard our pure intuition (blue Third Eye Sapphire) and the crystal clear Diamond Mind – from the distractions by all the ‘shiny objects’.

That’s where mindfulness & meditation come in.

Very apropos MERCURY retro in AQ.

 

 

By the way, I’m being asked quite often – esp. with the JUPITER – SATURN conjunction at Winter Solstice -, and you might wonder too:

Is this the Start of the AQUARIUS Age? 

Or – when does it start?

No clear-cut ‘correct’ answer for this.
Yes, according to astronomical calculations the AQ Age starts when the Spring Equinox point will move (always backwards, and very, very gradually) out of PISCES and into AQ – apparently in the year 2597 – faaaar ahead.

But for one thing, there are ‘overlaps’ in the constellations.
And there are other indications, besides the ‘mere’ calculations.

Over the last 25 years, we’ve seen a ‘preview’ of what the AQ age could be about, and 2020 – 2024 we see some more indicators for Aquarian shifts:

 

  • URANUS and NEPTUNE were united in AQ in the late 1990’s – they have 84- and 165-year cycle, and a conjunction in AQ is super rare.
    What happened then?
    Personal computers became accessible for everyone; the Internet took off, and changed our social, communicative, and work world forever. In the meantime, the Internet and with it social media (an AQ-PI phenomenon, initiated round the time when URANUS moved from AQ to PI in 2003) are omnipresent, in any area of life!

 

 

  • PLUTO (in its 248-year cycle) will go into AQ in 2023 / 24.
    There’s a big time AQ Evolution coming up. 

    Humanity can and has to cooperate much more than ever.
    Things tend to get intense and extreme with PLUTO – and we can already see a lot of AQ shadows of alienation and encapsulation, social isolation, and other side effects of technological self-sufficiency / technocracy.

    Endeavours of replacing humans with robots, and of implanting ‘bio technology’ increase.
    Perhaps a massive ‘Space Age’ will break out, with settlements on other Planets, if Earth becomes uninhabitable – whoooaah!
    AQ isn’t all great as in: unicorns and rainbows, harmony and understanding… there’s a massive shadow taking over if we allow technology to dominate – Humans!

 

Let’s already work well with the AQ energy, be innovative (URANUS / Prometheus, the AQ related Planetary Archetype loves that), connect with like-spirited others in high-level integrity, and cooperate in community.

To co-create into a future for Humans ON Planet Earth.

 

 

MERCURY’s connections with other Planets while in AQ

As mentioned, MERCURY is ‘exalted’ in AQ – the Zodiac energy it can operate best in.
Our thinking can be more systemic and out-of-the-box, crystal clear and detached, concerned with the greater good, forward-thinking, team-mind, brain storming, aiming at cooperative, innovative solutions.


Also, during MERCURY’s (initial) journey through AQ is a retro-free phase, after URANUS
(ruler of AQ) goes direct – NO Planet retro from Jan 14 – 30.

Things can manifest fast, in those two weeks (also given there’ll be quite a few accelerated ‘surprise effects’ via the interplay of MARS, JUPITER, URANUS, and SATURN right at that time!).

 

Yet, MERCURY is ‘ahead of the game’ i.o.w., literally ahead of the SUN in the Zodiac now, from Earth perspective.

An indicator that MERCURY retro will be coming up soon (Jan 30 – Feb 20, all in AQ). The pre-retro shadow will start on Jan 15, and the  pre-retro ‘storm’ on Jan 27.

Hermetic Staff of Alchemy

Super important not to give the mind (already in overdrive) TOO much weight & authority.

Let’s be mindful, rather than having our mind all too full, in social / community situations / with friends, esp. when not even present (likeL on social media platforms).

Rather than over-thinking let’s come back to the Heart and speak from clear Consciousness.

 

What stands out, with the MERCURY contacts?
There’ll be triple connections with JUPITER in AQ (was Jan 11, again Feb 14, March 4) &
double square contacts with MARS
(was Jan 8, again Feb 10)
…in the pre-retro / retro / post-retro loop!

 

JAN 8
MERCURY freshly in AQ squares MARS in TAU – again on Feb 10
Mental-communicative clashes? What’s the scenario of the system? And what do your bodily instincts say?
Notice where attachments to desires might be frustrated, and be the witness to the ‘happenings’.

 

JAN 9
MERCURY in early AQ conj. SATURN
Uhhh – reality check – so much needed to step into freedom, together.

 

JAN 11
MERCURY in AQ meets JUPITER (# 1 of 3 contacts), and sextiles CHIRON in AR, while JUPITER in AQ also sextiles CHIRON
Re-invent yourself, speak from an authentic place, brainstorm with others.
Witnessing yourself in your thinking and communication can help heal early wounds.
New Medicine emerging – sharing freely and from lived experience, among free thinkers and like-spirits.

 

JAN 12 – Day of the CAP New Moon with PLUTO (CST and west-of)
MERCURY in early AQ square URANUS (Ruler of AQ) in early TAU
Notice what happens when you’re stuck in your position. What’s going on in your body?
Experiment with new sensory experiences that get you out of your head – and help you with thinking outside of the box.

 

JAN 14
The (still New) MOON in AQ meets MERCURY, before going v/c for an extremely long time (almost 37 hrs!)
Fresh starts, esp. mentally-emotionally, after a heavy, draining drag…. light returning. Let it integrate.

 

JAN 15
MERCURY goes into pre-retro ‘shadow’
Fore-shadowing themes, esp. re: society, systems, technology, community, friendships?
Easy on communication in social energy fields
(esp if you aren’t even present – as it is the social default since 2020).

 

Mercurial pause until…

 

JAN 27
MERCURY in late AQ goes into pre-retro ‘storm’
Take it easy on ‘plans’.
Get ready for synchronicities, and synch’ with the synergies of life.

 

JAN 30 – FEB 20
MERCURY retro in AQ
Distance from the Mental ‘Default’. Set the Mind Free!
RE-connecting with Self Awareness.

 

FEB 8
MERCURY retro meets the SUN in AQ
Half-way point of the M-r Journey = ‘Day of Enlightening Insight’ aka ‘New Mercury’
If you must – wait to initiate a social endeavour after this date – which initiates the ‘New Mercury’ phase.
Otherwise, by any means, wait until M-r is over and integrated (from March on).

 

FEB 10 – Day before the Super AQ New Moon 
MERCURY retro in AQ squares MARS in TAU – 2nd time, plus:
The MOON in AQ meets MERCURY retro
What have we learned about the ‘system’ in the meantime? What needs to be asserted?
How do Nature and the Body come into the picture?

 

FEB 12 – Day of the Chinese New Year of the Yin Metal OX
MERCURY retro in AQ conj. VENUS (with JUPITER nearby)
Inspired discussions &  lots of insights and understanding – whom are you drawn to share them with / where is it going / where are we going together?

 

FEB 14 – Valentine’s Day
MERCURY retro in AQ meets JUPITER (# 2 of 3 contacts)
The gifts of old friendships and of sharing about seeing the bigger picture

 

FEB 20
MERCURY in AQ goes direct again
Freedom from the Known

 

FEB 26
MERCURY post-retro in AQ leaves the stationary slow moving ‘U-turn storm’
Bringing liberating detached, systemic witnessing into conversations & interactions

 

MARCH 4
MERCURY post-retro in AQ meets JUPITER (# 3 of 3 contacts)
I bet you see the World and the System/s in a whole different way now than pre-retro.
Time to share out your understanding, in synergy with others. 

 

MARCH 10
The MOON meets MERCURY post-retro in AQ
What happened to (un?)common sense in the process of the last 2 months?
Well, hopefully, it got restored. Good to be communicado.

 

MARCH 14
MERCURY in AQ leaves the post-retro shadow
Green light for moving forward in negotiations and interactions, led by the Heart and Consciousness.
Time to integrate the gifts of the mental re-generation.

 

MARCH 15
MERCURY enters PISCES (until Apr 3)
Open-Mindedness

 

 

MERCURY in AQ in Your Chart & Life…

…can help bring interest, information & communication to your MOON, AC, or Planetary Archetypes in AQ and the area/s of life relating to the HOUSE/s where AQ is in your birth (and local) chart/s.

 

  • What’s with the Freedom you experience in those AQ Houses already?
  • Are you a good Friend to yourself?
  • Are you speaking your Truth?
    MERCURY is associated with the Throat Chakra.

 

MERCURY in AQ transiting in your… House relates to…:

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House:
Your Environment

4th House:
Your Home, 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.

 

Blessings for the AQ Times!
Melanie

 

Needless to say (I do it anyway):

Astrology is an Aquarian Art.

 

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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’m always happy to 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.

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

Feeling called to explore your own Cosmic Map, and how it can guide you on your Earthly Journey?
Come over / let’s meet online, for Your private Astro session!

 

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FEB 2 – 22

Online from the comfort of your home on Planet Earth.
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Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

 

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VENUS went over the ‘Integrity Point’ into CAP (Jan 8 – Feb 1) – Timeless & Rock-Solid Love!

8 Jan

Dear Astro Friend,

All about VENUS…

Heart Chakra Yantra – Sound: Yang

YES – in the Root-to-Crown / Saturn-to-Sun Chakra Journey, VENUS’s association is with the HEART Chakra.    

 

This morning, VENUS crossed over the Winter Solstice cusp from SAG to CAP which I call the Integrity Point.
In CAP, ‘She’ helps us become a magnet for attracting what’s ‘real’, lasting, timeless, and in integrity / what really works for us.
Rock Solid Love.
 

In the meantime / simultaneously it’s also a ‘match’ & mirror game (with VENUS, we attract matches & mirrors) for where we’re at, with our self value, self honouring, and self love.

Notice what you attract into your ‘field’, and what it says about you, how you’re the perfect match for it – from the perspective of what you’re ‘sending out’.

Yet also, esp. in 2020 / 2021 that’s ever so much about contrasts – we’re tempted to attract what’s opposite of our ‘position’ (CAP) and challenged in our judgment (SATURN rules CAP – even though it has moved to AQ on Dec 17 – how do we judge groups and society??!). 

 

An ‘inventory’ / assessment time, with VENUS in CAP, during CAP-to-AQ season (Jan 8 – Feb 1):  

  • What works really well, and generates balancing reciprocity (remember, VENUS rules LIBRA) and joy (yes, VENUS also rules TAURUS which MARS initiated on Jan 6)?
     
  • Where is a new negotiation or are boundaries needed, to honour yourself and live & love in mature & mutual respect? 

  • Maybe, ‘simply’ walking away from situations where people won’t / can’t give you loving (or not even respectful) appreciation, and where you’ve been putting up with what doesn’t honour you. ‘Walking your talk’ is a wise thing to do.

 

I.o.w., don’t work too hard / don’t take on things (work, blame, guilt) that aren’t yours to carry – (low vibe CAP can turn into martyrdom and resentment).  

SATURN the ruler of CAP freshly in AQ (Dec 17, 2020 – March 7, 2023) couldn’t agree more: Don’t do it the hard way, esp. when there’s discrepancy and dissonance in groups / with friends – find your ‘upgraded’ social community where freedom, openness and heart connection are present, i.o.w.:

Together – we do it the Heart Way!

Unlike in 2020, the super-massively CAP laden year like no other, VENUS this time ‘only’ meets PLUTO (the last CAP long-term ‘bastion’ – until 2023).

The unfathomably deep VENUS – PLUTO connection (on Jan 28 – day of the LEO – AQ Full Moon!) will integrate VENUS’s transit in CAP – while ushering in LOTS of AQ energy (record breaking at the following AQ Full Moon on Feb 11, with Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury retro, Sun, and Moon!) – a significant shift vibe from old & told hierarchies & ’empires’ to new collaborative dynamics.    

 

Beauty of the Mountain
Photo by Melanie

 

Planet ‘Dates’ with VENUS in CAP (Jan 8 – Feb 1)

 

JAN 8
VENUS moves over the ‘Integrity Point’ from SAG to CAP
Timeless & Rock-Solid Love  

 

JAN 9
VENUS freshly in CAP in Earth trine with MARS in TAU
Ahhh (together with the SAG MOON) a good energy to enjoy a hike in nature, or to do the work that grounds and satisfies, and in general to be in gratitude for perennial goodness.   

 

JAN 12 – Day of the New Moon in CAP (CST and further west)
VENUS in CAP in square with CHIRON in ARIES
Impulses for the new and authentic-NOW can clash with traditionalist ‘leave it as it is’ / respect authority attachments – buuut, it’s also a New Moon in CAP with PLUTO – a seed is being planted for the transformation of old power structures into a new foundation from the ground-up. Reconcile the Medicine of Innocence and Presence in the Now with Maturity & Experience.    

 

JAN 13 – Day of the New Moon in CAP (EST and further east)
VENUS in CAP in Earth Trine with URANUS retro / stat (going direct on Jan 14!) in TAU
Rock-solid Love & Integrity embraces emBodying Freedom  

 

JAN 23
VENUS in CAP in sextile with NEPTUNE (her ‘higher octave’ Archetype) in PISCES
There are relationships and values that never grow old. And there’s unconditional connectedness.    

 

JAN 28 – Day of the Full MOON in LEO – AQ 
VENUS in CAP meets ‘deep dark’ PLUTO 
Are you the one choosing, or is something deeper and ‘older’ calling you?
Power to Love.
And never mind what those who used to be in power & authority ‘up there’ told you. That era / empire expires now.

What a grand finale for VENUS in CAP!    

 

FEB 1
VENUS enters AQ (until Feb 25)
…where She’ll be quite engaging with other ‘Players’ in the system, and doing some ‘square dances’ too. No boredom.

Love is Liberating

 

VENUS in CAP in Your Chart & Life…

…can help your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planetary Archetypes in CAPRICORN and the area/s of life relating to the CAP House/s in your birth (and local) chart/s to be magnetic and attract – esp if you come from a rock-solid foundation.

…after SOOO much frustrating yet effective ‘clearing’ and layers of closures with SATURN in CAP over the last 3 years, and the huge CAP conglomerate of 2020 (JUPITER-SATURN-PLUTO).

We really have matured and transformed SO much in our CAP Houses since Dec 2017, esp. in the crash course of 2020 – and even since PLUTO entered CAP in 2008.  

 

CAP in your 1st House
Themes of the House: Your Presence and Sense of Self
CAP there for you: Mature, calm, reliable, resourceful & resilient. No energy waste.
VENUS visiting:
You’re a magnet as you ARE – meaning: unconditionally, no (more) need to prove anything. Love yourself fully. And: There’s always Time for Love!  
 

 

2nd House
Your Values. What you own, literally & metaphorically, incl. your Business
Building on solid ground is your thing.

A good time to acquire something of lasting / increasing value. What gives you true rock-solid security? Time to appreciate what you already have, and to attract by solidly standing in your values. Know your value/s and live by them – without judging others for not living up to them. And don’t you love yourself even more as you mature? (Ha, reminds me of wine & cheese…).    

 

3rd House
Your Environment & Relatives
SO conservative and judgmental… or: traditional and always there for one another, old fashioned / timeless reliability.

Love & appreciate what has grown better with time between you and them. Live and let live. Let them know how you love them, in simple terms.    

 

4th House
Your Home, Origin, Ancestry
A rock-solid ancient world, affected by & writing history. Or just sooo old world / old empire,and you’ve become SO done with it?

What keeps attracting you back to your roots? A dharma purpose awaiting you there? How can you love the strength of the ancestors, feel their timeless support, while not doing things the hard way (anymore) – has it been out of unconscious loyalty to their hardship??! Receive their Soul support to BE the evolution!  

 

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

Play may indeed have priority (is / was that a matter of permission?).

Create something important – one step / day at a time. Instead of being held back by judgment, turn to the wisdom of experience, and infuse your creativity with mature ‘grandma love’. And: Love your children as they mature, and appreciate every ‘season’ with them.    

 

6th House
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle Taking on something serious & responsible?

Love yourself and the service you offer in a calm, knowing, experienced way. As you might be drawn to introduce a healthy routine that requires commitment don’t be too hard on yourself, and appreciate the journey as much as the ‘progress’. A good time to attract people & projects you can be in service to, in a blend of Love & Challenge.    

 

7th House
Your Partners & Significant Others
Mature and reliable ones may apply.

Enough frustrations, hardship, rejections, NO’s on their or your side. Done with old patterns. How has CAP been your (at times perhaps tough) relationship coach? Love doesn’t equate / require work. Let VENUS show you…    

 

8th House
Your Involvement and Sharing with Others. Your Transformations
Serious & intense processes you’ve been through – in Life and esp. in the last years.

A time to attract those who ‘get you’. Love yourself through experiences of hardship. Don’t take too much on for others – you know that ‘loving’ guilty feeling… But hey, be there for them with your time, resources, and love – in integrity.    

 

9th House
What gives you Meaning, Your Wisdom, Inspiration, Path and Travels
You don’t take those lightly.

Have serious lessons-leading-to-wisdom have shown up on your Path in the last 3 years? Which people, places, and purpose are you attracted to now, with all your experience under your belt?    

 

10th House
Your Purpose incl Career, Your Public Self
You challenge yourself, don’t you?!

Hope you haven’t been held back by fear and performance anxiety in the last years, or judged (yourself) unfairly. The public loves you, esp. these weeks. Yes, because you lead by example and have accomplished something admirable. But also just because. Be out there where you attract soulful quality. An upgrade is due.    

 

11th House
Your Social Side – Engagement with Society, Groups and Friends
Top notch. Established. Or simply solid.

And / or people who’ve been there, done that, and co-invest their time and energy into what matters most, at the end of the day. Enjoy precious time together, and how you’ve seen each other mature over time.    

 

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

Form & Formlessness. Ever interchanging and simultaneously present for you.

Time (and everything ‘solid’) is a mystery / illusion. How have you experienced the evidence of it ‘lately’? The Universe has your back, and you can rely on it – as you tie up your Camel. Stand in Universal Law, receive in the Cosmic Love and share it out – easy!      

 

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MARS in TAURUS (Jan 6 – March 3): Strength & Staying Power into Spring – while emBodying Freedom

6 Jan

Dear Astro Friend on Planet Earth,

Today Jan 6 – Epiphany, MARS will leave ‘his’ ARIES domain – after a super long activation of THE Warrior energy, since June 27 – incl. its retro phase Sept 9 – Nov 13.


In ARIES, MARS activated CHIRON, LILITH, and ERIS – so many battles in and about Medicine, and so much discord and division (ERIS) in 2020!
On top of it, MARS (together with ERIS) squared the Titanic alignment of JUPITER – SATURN – PLUTO in CAP, esp. in Sept / Oct 2020.
Whoa – that was intense – yet also stirring up old battlegrounds – and triggering the monumental CAP energy one more time before the grand finale and transition of JUPITER & SATURN into AQ.


Did the retro phase help you lay old-type weapons of escalation and backlash down, and re-activate the Warrior of authenticity?

 

MARS moves over the ‘Settling Point’ from ARIES to TAU.

When in TAURUS, MARS will be squared by MERCURY and the SUN in AQ (Jan 8 / Feb 1), hook up with stationary URANUS and LILITH in TAU (Jan 20 / 29), and again square JUPITER & SATURN – now in AQ (Jan 13 / 22).
An energy that ‘smells’ like surprise effects / shocks / outbursts of stored-up energy / paradigm shifts / revolution.
A catalyst energy for liberation.
Perhaps something in you can ‘suddenly’ shift, affirming to be fully alive, ‘keep things simple’ and show up authentically.

Not much of a ‘calm settling’ a la TAU, neither via MARS, nor via URANUS or LILITH.
Yet Taurean staying power and stability are needed in the ‘storm’.
SO important to find grounding in Nature.

Details for the alignments under the MARS in TAU timeline below.



With MARS in TAURUS, aligned with URANUS
, emBody Freedom, and enjoy Life with all your senses.

Yet remain unattached and free.
Be in Nature and in Your Nature!

 

Tactile Buds – Photo by Melanie, Feb 2019

 

Spring will be hopefully soon on the doorstep here on the West Coast (thanks Goddess for granting the gift of patience – and the gift of early Spring!), as the Martian energy settles into TAURUS – inviting us to slow down, enjoy Life with all our senses, plant seeds, and take time to relax – despite and because of so much turmoil.

 

MARS is our assertion / life force / vitality Archetype 

Manipura Yantra – artist unknown

It rules the Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura) – our power centre.
You know that sensation in the stomach when getting triggered…
Always good to check in and register what that has to do with the Ego.

Yes, MARS is also the ‘Ego Planet’, expressing itself in ARIES (where it’s been since June 27!) rather directly and aggressively / assertively: “This is what I want and go for. And I’m doing it – NOW.”

Butting heads and flared-up battling is an immediate effect when assertions conflict with one another.
Well, we’ve definitely seen an assertive and belligerent time over the last 1/2 year…

And it also expressed as the emergence of a new movements, and spontaneous action.
Innocent. Baby steps. Just going for it, trying out something new, rather than contemplating and ruminating.
ARIES is the first sign of the Zodiac. The Spring Lamb.

Hopefully we could channel the energy into spontaneous, authentic action, and into getting (back) up and starting fresh when things were short-lived, or didn’t go anywhere.
CHIRON now also in ARIES (2019 – 2026) – activated by MARS last Summer – is about the Medicine of showing up, and being authentic.

 

Venus Rules Taurus (and the Martian / Aries Warrior Takes a Rest) – painting by Johfra Bosschart

With MARS now in TAURUS (ruled by VENUS), the energy lends itself to slowwwing down, literally sitting and meditating, sitting with our initiatives and choices, smelling the fragrances of the (fingers crossed!) incoming Spring (and Spring societally – with the AQ connection).

Cooking and tasting yummy food, listening to the sounds of music and the sounds of Nature, enjoying Life with all our senses, and honouring Mother Nature (every day is Earth Day!) and our earthly existence.


Fighting for Mother Earth and all her creations would be a natural MARS in TAURUS impulse, or rather resisting and protecting than assertively fighting.

 

The most striking contact of MARS while in TAURUS will be its bi-annual contact with URANUS & with LILITH, exact on Jan 20(!) / 29. That smells like explosive, revolutionary, liberating, paradigm shifting energy – expect the unexpected! A re-birth! Organic, natural embodying of the New Earth.

 

Also an energy of resistance to / defending ourselves from being physically or otherwise bullied, societally ordered / forced or incentivised to stay in place and / or be physically attacked can turn into a big stir-up factor now, esp. mid-Jan to mid-Feb.

SATURN / JUPITER in AQ will be squared by MARS & URANUS in TAU – brought out by the LEO – very AQ Full Moon on Jan 28, in T-square with URANUS – MARS / LILITH and by the super AQ New Moon also in square with the Taurean Trio on Feb 11.
The tension can phase out when the SUN enters PISCES on Feb 18.

 

In its nearly 2-year cycle, MARS was in TAURUS the last time in Feb / March 2019.
We’re now coming full circle with what we planted and what has taken roots since then – esp. in the area of our lives relating to TAU in our charts (House, Planets, SUN, MOON, AC in TAU).
Looks like it’s time for more inspired action – and for ‘gardening qualities’ of patience and persistence.

 

With MARS in TAURUS, the first Earth Sign of the Zodiac, there’s a strong incentive / motivation / push to...

  • be grounded, and go for tangible, sensate experiences of being alive.
  • give more attention to our body and its natural desires,
  • pursue security and stability, rather than ephemeral adventures.
  • assert what’s valuable – which can sometimes become rigid and stubborn when there’s attachment.

And hey, what’s REAL WEALTH and VALUE?

 

On a deeper level, MARS in TAURUS helps us with grounding and embodying Spirit-in-Matter.


PLUTO (the ‘transpersonal dimension’ of MARS – inner soul power to change vs personal assertion) nowa-years still (until 2023) in ultra-earthy rock-solid CAP has us lead by example – being an embodiment of our intrinsic soul / spirit / essence.

MARS goes into Earth Trine alignment with PLUTO on Feb 24 – which supports moving from the Power of Integrity and Body Wisdom.

In these MARS in TAURUS weeks, lets re-discover slowing down and enjoying the EmBuddha-ment (Embodiment without attachment)!

 

Buddha_Blessing

 


MARS in TAU in Earth Trine with PLUTO in CAP end of Feb, after sooo much turmoil last year and in mid-Jan to mid-Feb is a welcome grounding and integrative vibe. A good time to find inner ground in the big evolutionary changes, and to be clear where we stand.

It’s also an excellent energy to guard and protect sacred land and Mother Earth from exploitation and abuse of resources.
MARS in TAURUS can harness
 resisting and defending energy, to be channeled into a deeper, evolutionary purpose.

 

Anima Mundi – a Pagan Manger painting by Forrest Boden

MARS in TAURUS (Jan 6 – March 3) and ‘his’ Meetings with other Cosmic Archetypes

Weekly, the MOON in fixed signs TAU, LEO, SCO and AQ meets, goes into square, and opposition with MARS (extra potent when it’ll be linked into the AQ – LEO Full Moon on Jan 28 and the super AQ New Moon on Feb 11).
Days to watch for, re: emotional re-actions / attachments / confrontation / resistance.
Be the wise and patient Buddha…

 

MARS in TAU this time around goes into lots of sharp and fixed tension aspects, with URANUS, LILITH, MERCURY, SATURN, JUPITER, VENUS, and the SUN – phewww.
A strooong tension between AQ and TAU:
Humanity / Society / Technology and Nature
Sharing and owning
Progressive and conservative forces

Really important to watch attachments (coming up, with SO much fixed energy), and get un-stuck / un-locked.


JAN 6
MARS enters TAU
Steady Strength and Staying Power, into Spring

 

JAN 7
The MOON in SCO opposes MARS in TAU
Feeling like someone / life / your deep-dark emotions poking and provoking you like El Toro being poked by the Matador?
Don’t turn the discomfort against you, like: going into brooding / pouting, or numbing it with food. Better to go to the bottom of things, emotionally, and guided by your bodily sensations.

 

JAN 8
MERCURY freshly in AQ squares MARS in TAU – again on Feb 10 under MERCURY retro
Mental-communicative clashes? What’s the scenario of the system? And what do your bodily instincts say?
Notice where attachments to desires might be frustrated, and be the witness to the ‘happenings’.

 

JAN 9
VENUS freshly in CAP in Earth trine with MARS in TAU
Ahhh (together with the SAG MOON) a good energy to enjoy a hike in nature, or to do the work that grounds and satisfies, and in general to be in gratitude for perennial goodness. 

 

JAN 13
MARS in TAU squares SATURN in AQ
Whoa – hard core clash between the demands of Nature / natural desires and social / societal restrictions.

The MOON in AQ in square with MARS in TAU
Conflict between your (or your friend’s / partner’s) need to socialize / tune in what’s going on societally, and the Call of Nature, peace and calm?
How can these forces be reconciled? Freedom matters. Know where you stand, simply, clearly. Find Inner Ground.

 

JAN 20 / 21
The MOON & MARS in TAU meet URANUS
Strong desire for resistance and to emBody Freedom
Disruptive or liberating shifts re: ownership / status quo / attachment / habits / ‘comfort’
Expect the unexpected!

 

JAN 22
MARS in TAU squares JUPITER in AQ
Conflict between sticking with the known and habitual and embracing so many new opportunities of co-creation
And between grounding in our Earth body and the mega tech world
Check out what your senses say, what ‘tastes good’ and what’s just an abstraction.

 

JAN 28
The Full MOON in LEO – AQ in T-square with MARS in TAU
Don’t let ego, pride, and stubbornness get the better of you / get you involved in ‘their stuff’. 
Be playful, enjoy Life, and share with your peeps.

 

JAN 29
MARS in TAU meets LILITH – kicking off the LILITH in TAU activation
Wild Forces of Nature & of our Nature Body prevail.

 

FEB 4 – here we go again, one lunar cycle later:
The MOON in SCO opposes MARS in TAU (and this time also squares the SUN & MERCURY retro in AQ)
Feeling like someone / life / your deep-dark emotions poking and provoking you like El Toro being poked by the Matador?
Don’t turn the discomfort against you, like: going into brooding / pouting, or numbing it with food. Better to go to the bottom of things, emotionally, and guided by your bodily sensations.
Talk to your friends and peers – we’re all in this together, and can be a support team.

 

FEB 1
The SUN in AQ squares MARS in TAU
A challenge to reconcile human consciousness & co-creation and Nature / biological impulses, drives, and desires, as well as reconcile the modern-progressive and conserving / preserving.
Can we channel the friction into creative tension?

 

FEB 10
MERCURY retro (Jan 30 – Feb 20) in AQ squares MARS in TAU – 2nd time, after Jan 8
What have we learned about the ‘system’ in the meantime? What needs to be asserted? How do Nature and the Body come into the picture?

 

FEB 11
The VERY AQ New MOON (also catalyzing SATURN & JUPITER more fully into AQ) in square with MARS in TAU
Tensions and struggles of the previous weeks can bring new impulses for collaboration.
A new Society – a new relationship to Nature.

 

FEB 13
MARS in TAU in sextile with NEPTUNE in PISCES
Ahhh – finally a relaxing break from sooo much tension.
And: Connecting with (as!) Nature rocks.

 

FEB 18 – here we go again, one lunar cycle later:
The MOON in TAU, after passing URANUS & LILITH will meet MARS
Strong desire to emBody Freedom
Disruptive or liberating shifts re: ownership / status quo / attachment / habits / ‘comfort’
Expect the unexpected!

 

FEB 19
VENUS in AQ in square with MARS in TAU
En-Joy with all your Senses, yet don’t get attached to your desires. Love is always Free.

 

FEB 24
MARS end of TAU in Earth Trine with PLUTO end of CAP
Harness resisting and defending energy, and channel it into a deeper, evolutionary purpose.

 

FEB 26 – here we go again, one lunar cycle later:
The MOON in LEO in square with MARS in TAU
Don’t let ego, pride, and stubbornness get the better of you / get involved in ‘theirs’. 
Be playful and enjoy Life.

 

MARCH 3
MARS leaves TAURUS and enters GEMINI
Find your Voice, and take Flight.

 

 

Dedicated to MARS in TAURUS,
meeting URANUS and LILITH in TAU, in multiple squares to the SUN, MERCURY (incl retro), VENUS, JUPITER & SATURN in AQ, and in Earth Trine with PLUTO in CAP – exact Feb 24:

 

Medicine_Wheel

Medicine Wheel

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE HOPI ELDERS

You have been telling people this is the Eleventh Hour.
Now you must go back and tell the people that this is THE Hour.
Here are the things that must be considered:
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.

This could be a good time!

There is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel like they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.

Know the river has its destination.

The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off toward the middle of the river, keep your eyes open, and our heads above the water.
See who is here with you and celebrate.
At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves!
For the moment we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.

The time of the lonely wolf is over.
Gather yourselves!
Banish the word struggle from your attitude and vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we have been waiting for.

The Elders
Oraibi, Arizona
Hopi Nation

 

MARS in TAURUS in Your Chart & Life…

…can help your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planetary Archetypes in TAURUS and the area/s of life relating to the House/s where TAURUS is in your birth (and local) chart/s to being grounded in the strength of slow, steady, patient, and enjoyable Life Force.
Sense it in your Body!

 

MARS in TAURUS now transiting in your… House relating to…:

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House:
Your Environment

4th House:
Your Home, 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.

 

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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’m always happy to 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.

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

Feeling called to explore your own Cosmic Map, and how it can guide you on your Earthly Journey?
Come over / let’s meet online, for Your private Astro session!

 

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SUN, MOON, Eclipses and PLANETS in 2021 – Astro Highlights of the Year

31 Dec

Dear Astro~News Reader,

at this pivotal Transition from more than an ‘old year’ – a coming out of an old way of Being and are being birthed into to a new one

Roman two-faced Roman God Janus  – the Doorkeeper of the Year, looking into the Past and into the Future

The Archetypes of SATURN & Janus the Roman Doorkeeper God that gave January its name are influencing the Zeitgeist of this time of year…
Both are into closure of an old year and chapter… review / harvest / inventory of the old, and fresh outlook at the new.

What an intense-ly OLD year it’s been, dominated by JUPITER – SATURN – PLUTO in CAP – an Old Empire expires. It’s been said and experienced many times, many ways…
Time to let it wash out and look forward to the NEW.

SATURN is the ruler of CAPRICORN, the Zodiac energy that rules the dimension of time, and seasonally of the time of year when the old calendar year ends and a new one begins.

SATURN just left its own sign CAP on Dec 16, 2020 which it inhabited since end of 2017!

Now SATURN is in AQ – Our Humanity Matters.
And after being ‘ahead of the game’ in the last years (no kidding, did we ever experience the restrictive, serious, weighty energy!) was at Winter Solstice passed by JUPITER – a New Era for our Shared Humanity has started.

The Janus symbol is very fitting at this juncture not just of the year-end and New Year, but specifically this year for SATURN out of CAP and into AQ, since CAP has to do with history / the old, and AQ with the future.

 

How about clarity and outlook into what’s ahead?

So I’m offering you here-now the Highlights of Planetary Movements, New Moons, Full Moons, and Eclipses for 2021.

Post super heaviness & density / immensity in massive CAP the coming year promises to be lighter, more transparent, and we’re in for surprises.

If you’re an Astro buff you probably ‘connect the dots’ with ease. But hey, we all have blind spots. 

 

In any case, if you feel intrigued to tune into the whole ‘orchestra’ of planetary influences, customized to your personal birth chart, I invite you to come to a private session.

And if you’re specifically interested in getting a sense of a certain planetary transit come join our upcoming Astro workshops and Parlours in 2021!
In person in Victoria a.s.a.p. or for the time being online, via zoom, from your home around the globe.
Just register by 24 hrs prior, with your birth info (so that I can set up and integrate YOUR chart into the discussion), and show up at the PST / PDT time).
Details via Astro~News, and on my FB Astro Page!

 

Let’s get right to it

The Year energetically already started with the JUPITER / SATURN conjunction on Dec 21 / Winter Solstice 2020

…just days after both Planets were OUT of CAP, and came together at 1° AQ – starting a new 20-year cycle.

A 20-year socio-economic-political JUPITER / SATURN cycle ended which began on May 28, 2000, with both Planets in TAURUS – emphasizing mostly conservative political leadership, territorialism, consumerism, accumulation / emphasis on ‘owning’ (those who do and those who don’t – even more social discrepancy between the rich and the poor), real estate frenzy, and thankfully at least also a growing concern for Nature, yet so much of the cultural-economic global lifestyle happened at the detriment of the well-being of Mother Earth and of all her Beings (incl. the future of humanity).

Their new alignment on the cusp of AQ brings for the next two decades an emphasis on co-creation, collaboration and social responsibility of all humanity – beyond CAP hierarchies.
PLUTO will follow into AQ in 2023 – the bigger and deeper irreversible evolution goes in that direction.
One could say, the AQ Age is in the making.

More about the JUPITER – SATURN alignment in this blog article.

Of course, the integration of JUPITER and SATURN in AQ is a big theme of 2021. 

JUPITER is now leading – with more emphasis on outgrowing the old, and co-envisioning new opportunities.

 

The calendar year starts with a BANG!

As MARS – initiator Planet, from Jan 6 on in TAU, will almost immediately square SATURN & JUPITER in AQ, between Jan 13 & 22, and align with stationary URANUS & LILITH in TAU, between Jan 20 & 29.

Whoaaa! Expect the unexpected. A square is a Martian aspect – and MARS & URANUS are involved – no boredom.
And we already see the tension / friction build up, when it comes to ‘bio security’, ‘new economy’, ‘cashless society’…

The TAU – AQ tension revolves around 

Nature / Biology – Technology
Conservatism – Progress 
Capitalism – Communism
Earth – Human Society

Examples:
Gardening / being in Nature – ‘Living in the cell phone / social media’
Body / senses – abstract / virtual Networks
Bodily Integrity – Technology invading / inhabiting the body
Natural food – technologically modified ‘food’ and scientific ‘input’
Habits – Disruption / experimentation
Owning – Sharing / distribution
Tangible Reality – Virtual Reality

Combinations / Bridging of TAU & AQ:
Green Revolution
New Earth / Nature Consciousness
“We the People. Preservers of Nature and of our Human Nature & Bodies”

 

URANUS, the Ruler of AQ is now in TAU (2019 – 2026) – Wake Up, Earthlings, and emBODY Freedom!
Esp. in the face of a technocratic dystopia (SATURN in AQ) – with the threat of our data, incl those related to our habits and even our bodies being ‘externalized’ (who owns you?), more extensively than ever.

Ultimately, URANUS calls us to emBody unconditional Freedom!

 

As an extra boost, JUPITER in AQ will square stationary (going out of retro to direct on Jan 14!) URANUS (ruler of AQ) in TAU, on Jan 17.
Both Planets are about Freedom.
As in:
Jupiterian freedom of outgrowing the old and restrictive, understanding its lessons, seeing the bigger picture, envisioning.
Uranian liberation, revolution, breakthroughs, and awakening.

In their 13-year cycle, they align in sharp aspect (conj., square, opposition) every about 3 years.
Time for an upgrade when it comes to freedom – likely
(given the square and also MARS & SATURN involved) born out of creative conflict.

 

JUPITER & URANUS open the scene for SATURN in AQ squaring off with URANUS in TAU 3 times in 2021:
Feb 17, June 14 (with SATURN retro), and Dec 23 (with URANUS retro).
The alignment will be active Feb – June and Dec!

After 2020 having been heavily dominated by JUPITER – SATURN – PLUTO in CAP (big time intense crescendo of the Old Empire), 2021 will be a SATURN – URANUS year, with AQ Flavour, and TAU Undertone.


The SATURN – URANUS clash is THE most important theme in the cosmic weather in 2021

  • A conflict between social / societal control / regulation / reglementation / responsibility and embodying Freedom?
  • Clash between control of society / organization / planning of ‘The System’ by elite authority figures and organic liberation?
  • Technocracy vs Biosphere? ‘Bio-Security’?!
  • (More?) Disruptive effects on the economy having dire / challenging consequences for society / humanity?
  • Bio disruption – where is freedom? And what are the effects on Nature and the future of our beautiful Planet?
  • Our authority and responsibility as humans and as humanity – to heal rather than to create more trauma.
  • Spiritual teachings about liberation – emBodying them in community and in the human web.

 

The very Aquarian Year will be kicked off after the CAP New Moon (Jan 12 / 13) – first New Moon after the JUPITER – SATURN alignment – and it comes with PLUTO: Transformation out of the old, coming out from under its shadow, being in our Soul Power and showing up with our Best in co-creating the NEW.
More AQ activation with the LEO – AQ Full Moon on Jan 28 (with SUN / JUPITER / SATURN / MERCURY in AQ).
Even more so with the Super-AQ New Moon on Feb 11 (with SUN / MOON / MERCURY / VENUS / JUPITER / SATURN in AQ!) which also initiates the Chinese New Year of the Yin Metal OX, from Feb 12 on (after the Yang Metal RAT since Jan 25, 2020 – any associations?!).

The world will look quite different from Feb 2021 on.

 

And what’s with JUPITER 2021?

Since JUPITER is 12 1/2 months in a Zodiac sign – which aligned in the last years Dec to Dec the calendar year has a flavour of the cosmic vibration JUPITER enhances (no kidding, re: CAP in 2020…).

JUPITER in AQ for most of 2021 gives a boost for contribution of our Best, and distribution / sharing / co-creating in Humanity.

JUPITER will even briefly ‘dip into’ PISCES (May 13 – July 28) where it will be fully for a year, from Dec 28 on.

  • Super-chaos? Overwhelm and confusion? Big losses?
  • Can music and the arts safe us, and be more supported again???
  • Spiritual gifts and support in the integration of the crisis…
  • Big time appreciation for connections with one another and in the web of life…

 

Here is the ‘Birth Chart’ of 2021 –

…showing these described alignments already building up.
Plus other planetary activations at this threshold into the NEW.

 


SUN / MOON – 

12 New Moons, 12 Full Moons, and 4 Eclipses

Nothing eclipsed here, but beautiful polar New Moon ‘boat’ (photographer unknown)

As always, NEW MOONs and the days to follow are good times to ‘plant a new seed’.

My understanding is different from ‘old school’ Astrology, suggesting it’s a good time ‘to set an intention’ – since that’s a limiting masculine biased view.
Intention is just one (the yang) side of the NEW MOON which has a yin-yang Conception quality.
The yin feminine side suggests to also be open to receive and conceive, round the NEW MOON.

FULL MOONs bring cycles to fruition (as the famous ‘Harvest Moon’ shows).

 

ECLIPSES (this year ‘only’ 4 of them, after 6 in 2020) are exact NEW MOONs and FULL MOONs, aligned with the Lunar Nodes – call it ‘Light Switches’ / ‘Karmic Pathways’.
Or (in Chinese symbolism) ‘Dragon’s Mouth’ = North Node where fresh energy is provided, and ‘Dragon’s Tail’ = South Node, where old energy is released.
ECLIPSES extend their effects beyond the Lunar Phase, over several months.

 

The GEMINI (North Node) – SAG (South Node)(since June 5, 2020, and until Dec 23, 2021) theme for the ECLIPSES in 2021:
Questioning the Old Story. Entering New Dialogues.
Inviting us, rather than buying into old stories, narratives, beliefs, agenda, false promises, ‘religions’, ‘knowing it all’ and making assumptions (SN in SAG) to be curious, question the narrative / agenda, engage in dialogue, and be a learner.

 

 

SoLunar NEW MOONs / FULL MOONs / ECLIPSES
Line-up of 2021 in Overview

Hope it helps you with your orientation and planning
Dates in PST / PDT

12 NEW MOONS, 12 FULL MOONS
4 ECLIPSES (May 26, June 10, Nov 19, Dec 4)

 

JAN 12 / 13
CAP NM w. PLUTO

 

JAN 28
LEO – AQ FM w. SATURN & JUPITER in AQ – no Planets retro

 

FEB 11
Super AQ NM w. SATURN, JUPITER, VENUS, MERCURY retro
CNY of the Yin Metal Ox starts on Feb 12!

 

FEB 27
VIR – PI NM w. VENUS in PI – no Planets retro

 

MARCH 13
PI NM w. VENUS & NEPTUNE – no Planets retro

 

MARCH 28
LI – AR FM w. VENUS & CHIRON in AR – no Planets retro

 

APR 11
Super AR NM w. CHIRON, MERCURY, and VENUS – no Planets retro

 

APR 26
SCO – TAU FM / Wesak Buddha Moon w. URANUS, VENUS, MERCURY, LILITH – PLUTO stationary

 

MAY 11
TAU NM w. URANUS & LILITH

 

MAY 26
SAG – GEM FM / TLE (Total Lunar Eclipse) w. SUN / VENUS / MERCURY in GEM

 

JUNE 10
GEM NM / Annular SE w. MERCURY retro

 

JUNE 24
CAP – CAN FM

 

JULY 9
CAN NM

 

JULY 23
AQ – LEO FM w. PLUTO retro / SATURN retro by the MOON – 5 Planets retro

 

AUG 8
‘Lion’s Gate’ LEO NM w. MERCURY – 5 Planets retro

 

AUG 22
AQ – LEO ‘Sphinx’ FM w. JUPITER – 6 Planets retro

 

SEPT 6
VIR NM w. MARS – 6 Planets retro

 

SEPT 20
PI – VIR Harvest FM w. NEPTUNE in PI / MARS in LI – 6 Planets retro

 

OCT 6
Super LI NM w. MARS & MERCURY retro – 6 Planets retro

 

OCT 20
AR – LI FM w. MERCURY & MARS in LI

 

NOV 4
SCO Samhain NM w. MARS & MERCURY

 

NOV 19
TAU – SCO FM / PLE w. URANUS retro in TAU / MARS & MERCURY in SCO

 

DEC 4
SAG NM / TSE w. MERCURY

 

DEC 18
GEM – SAG FM w. LILITH in GEM / MARS in SAG

 

 

PLANETS in Motion – and in Retro – in 2021

Links lead to ASTRO~NEWS Blog articles for these Planetary Transits

 

MERCURY doing its somersaults again…

MERCURY Retrograde 

3 x a year for 3 weeks

2021 in Air signs

Jan 30 – Feb 20 in AQ
May 29 – June 22 in GEM
Sept 26 – Oct 18 in LIBRA

 

VENUS Retrograde

About every 1½ years, last time in May / June 2020

VENUS Retro in CAP
starts Dec 19, conj. PLUTO

Dec 19, 2021 – Jan 29, 2022 

VENUS in CAP Nov 5, 2021 – March 6, 2022

 

MARS Retrograde

About every 2 years (last time Sept – Nov 2020) – not this year 😊

 

LILITH in TAURUS

until July 18, then in GEM

 

JUPITER in AQ / early PI this Year

JUPITER in AQ since Dec 19, 2020

JUPITER enters PI on May 13, goes retro on June 20, re-enters AQ on July 28, goes direct on Oct 17, and finally enters PI on Dec 28.

Main JUPITER Aspects in 2021 (all in Jan / Feb!)

  • JUPITER / SATURN conjunction (every 20 years) at 0°28’ AQ was on Dec 21, 2020.
  • JUPITER in AQ sextiles CHIRON in AR and squares URANUS in TAU on Jan 11 / 17.
  • MARS & LILITH in TAU square JUPITER in AQ on Jan 22 / Feb 13.
  • JUPITER in AQ in Air trine with the NN in GEM, exact on Feb 26.

 

SATURN in AQ

What a Perspective on SATURN! (Hubble)

SATURN in AQ since Dec 17, 2020 until March 7, 2023 when it enters PI

SATURN goes retro on May 23, and direct on Oct 10.

Main SATURN Aspects in 2021 – mostly: SATURN triple-square URANUS

  • SATURN squared by MARS in TAU on Jan 13.
  • MERCURY, the SUN and VENUS in AQ pass SATURN on Jan 9, Jan 23, and Feb 5.
  • SATURN in AQ will go into triple sextile with CHIRON in ARIES Feb 9, June 23 (with SATURN retro), and Nov 26 (with CHIRON retro).
  • SATURN in AQ will go into triple square with URANUS (the modern Ruler of AQ) in TAU, Feb 17, June 14 (with SATURN retro), and Dec 23 (with URANUS retro).
    The alignment will be active Feb – June and Dec!
  • SATURN in AQ goes into Air Trine with the North Node in GEMINI, exact on Apr 24.

 

CHIRON in ARIES – for 8 Years

CHIRON the Centaur turned Warrior


CHIRON in ARIES since Feb 18, 2019 until Apr 14, 2027 – The Medicine of Being Authentically YOU.

CHIRON goes retro on July 15, and direct on Dec 19, 2021.

 

URANUS in TAURUS  – for 7 Years

‘Golden Boy’ Prometheus at the Rockefeller Centre NYC, surrounded by the Zodiac belt. Prometheus the Awakener is the Archetype related to the Planet URANUS!

 

 

URANUS in TAURUS (since March 6, 2019, until Apr 25, 2026) – Wake UP Earthlings, and EmBody Freedom!

URANUS goes direct on Jan 14, retro on Aug 20, and direct on Jan 18, 2022.

 

NEPTUNE in PISCES (until 2026)

NEPTUNE goes retro on June 25, and direct on Dec 1, 2021.

 

PLUTO in CAPRICORN (until 2023)

PLUTO goes retro on Apr 27, and direct on Oct 6, 2021.

 

Main ASTEROIDS by Zodiac Signs in 2021

CERES in PI / AR / TAU / GEM

PALLAS in AQ / PI

JUNO in SAG / CAP

VESTA in VIR / LI / SCO / SAG

Details in the Llewellyn Daily Planetary Guide – Ephemeris tables for the year, and at www.astro.com’s Ephemeris.

 

 

Stay tuned for Special Occasion Astro Workshops and Parlours in 2020!

Details via Astro~News, and on my FB Astro Page!

 

Wishing you a fulfilling New Year 2021 –
Guided by Starlight and Heart Light!

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’m always happy to 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.

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

Feeling called to explore your own Cosmic Map, and how it can guide you on your Earthly Journey?
Come over / let’s meet online, for Your private Astro session!

 

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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!

 

Next up:
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CANCER – CAP Full Moon (Dec 29) – Birthing out of more-than-2020, and into Our Shared Humanity

28 Dec

Dear Star Being,

Feeling HER in you?

The first wintry Full Moon (next ones: Jan 28 and Feb 27) is in the making…
She has many attributes and associations:

The Christmas Moon
The ‘Cold Moon’ of December
The ‘Who’s Family when Winter Comes Moon’
The Rest and Hibernate Moon
 
 

 

She’s bringing the Solstice / Christmas energy to a fruition:
Have you connected with Traditions (CAP) – despite external restrictions – with Family, Children, and Inner Divine Child (CAN)?
What are the feelings this Solstice & Christmas season has evoked?

 

She’s a touchy-feely one, in soft & gentle CANCER (the Moon’s abode) – while the SUN is in rock-solid wintry CAP.

  • How do you quite personally feel – in this oh-so-hard & cold & serious world that 2020 has turned into???

  • Who’s your Tribe? Where do you feel you belong? 

  • How do you relate to Children and Elders (what a theme in 2020!)?

  • How do you compassionately take care of needs of self and others (CAN) while also being mature, realistic, clear, consistent and firm about where you stand, and perhaps what your limits and boundaries are (CAP)?

  • Resting and hibernating after the oh-so-active pre- and Holiday season (SAG into early CAP) is what Nature Medicine prescribes.
    Be kind and compassionate (CAN) with yourself when it comes to house-holding with your wintry energy (CAP), and make sure you get fresh oxygen and inspiration from Nature.



    On the Rocks and by the Oaks – Wintry Walk Dec 28 – photo by moi

 

She’s the 13th and last Full Moon of 2020 – in motherly & caring CANCER.
Carrying so many themes that the year has gone pregnant with, and are being birthed into the New.

 

She’s also the second CAN – CAP Full Moon this year (the first one was the Lunar Eclipse on Jan 10 (seems like ages ago) which was catalyzing the epochal SATURN – PLUTO alignment in CAP pointing to the Expiry of the Old Empire & Transformation of the Old Regime… revealing its power & control shadow (JUPITER – PLUTO triple contact in CAP) – showing us where we can give power and authority away, and where change needs to happen.

 

It really feels like we’re in a massive Birthing Process from an old era to a new one.
2020 has been such a transition year.
I bet you feel it all strongly coming up again, with this end-of-2020 Full Moon in Lunar CANCER – hard-core CAP.

 

The now building Full MOON in CANCER – CAP will be exact on Dec 29, 2020 at 7:28 pm PST.
What a ‘wrap’ for 2020!


What a polarity of the MOON in her natural CANCER abode, with SO much SAG – CAP – AQ gravitation on ‘the other side’ of the equation / and of the Earth! See below in the Birth-ing chart.

 

 

What does this FULL MOON evoke?

SO much is coming to Fullness, Fruition, and Harvest that is ripe for birthing, as well as release now!
SO much birthing out of the Old Matrix, and into the New and Unknown World.

 

The Full Moon not far from the North Node in GEM (reverberating the last Full Moon – a Lunar Eclipse in GEM – SAG on Nov 30, and the CAN – CAP Full Moon / PLE on Jan 10) is inviting us to take a Moon Bath in beneficial CANCER – GEMINI energy, of Curiosity, Playfulness, Lightness, Dialogue, Learning, Gentleness, Care, Compassion, Belonging, Home, Family, Tribe, Mother Goddess energy.

– while detoxing / releasing the old and done-with shadow of SAG – CAP, and leading over to AQ gravitation (what a gravitation of VENUS / South Node, SUN, MERCURY, PLUTO, SATURN, JUPITER):

The Old Empire Expires, crumbles and collapses, while a new Era for our Humanity emerges.


Old narratives, and propaganda, and the limiting beliefs are being seen now
(SAG SN – see Total Solar Eclipse on Dec 14).
Even though, we might be still magnetized to those ‘stories’
(VENUS with the SAG SN) it’s a love affair going nowhere, if not into the ‘black hole’.
The common denominators are fear, control, and scare-city, perpetuated by top-down structures of subordination and authority / power-over operating systems that have
shown enough evidence of their shadow now (SATURN – JUPITER – PLUTO in CAP – crescendo in 2020).
If we’re still giving them SO much attention (just check out what’s going on in the media…) we’re feeding the energy of old and told, and going in co-dependent circles.
We can be more empowered than that.

 

The JUPITER – SATURN alignment at 1º AQ on Winter SoUlstice Dec 21 – just a week ago – has planted the seed for a new, lighter, more transparent, more connected world & Humanity – from our common ground UP, and in alignment with Natural Law.

The ‘cure-all prescription’ for a multi-layered crisis that – in top-down ‘Old Empire’ style – the WEF prescribes with the catchy term ‘Great Reset’ that I’m sure you’ve heard about is merely a pseudo Aquarian ‘model’ that Humanity hopefully doesn’t buy into.
Tip: Talk and share freely with other humans, in common sense.

AQ is about distribution, contribution, and co-creation in synergy and equality (think: circle, beyond CAP hierarchy / pyramid).
How do you show up in this?

 

BALANCE is a key theme for the Full Moon polarity of SUN & MOON.

The Full Moon is the ‘Mother of Oppositions’, calling for Balance & Integration in Right Relationship.

Such a heavy gravitation of many other Planetary Archetypes in SAG – CAP – AQ – see Birth-ing chart below.

Crystal activated Voyager card XVII – Star, showing Kuan Yin, Chinese Goddess of Compassion – photo and crystal activation by Melanie

The CANCER Goddess / Mother / Midwife MOON holds space & Balance for it all to transform and come through.

Kuan Yin the Goddess of Compassion for Humanity and other Lunar Goddesses are here for / in us.

Kuan Yin came up twice via the Voyager Tarot card The Star, in two Astro Alchemy sessions for a mom and her daughter last week!

She’s a beautiful synergy of the CANCER Full Moon and JUPITER & SATURN now in AQ – having initiated a New Era for Our Shared Humanity, with their conjunction on Winter Solstice.

May compassionate Goddess energy support us in emerging from the 2020 cocoon, and coming through the cosmic birth canal out of a very dark year –
To see the Light of Life & Love – together in our shared Humanity!

 

Beautifully reflected also in the Transformation Card The Moon and its message. The Transformation Cards are a precious gift by my friend Diana Varisco to Humanity.

 

 

The FULL MOON will be exact on Dec 29 at 7:28 pm PST.

Take a look at the 

CANCER – CAPRICORN Full Moon Birthing Chart 

 

 

The Full MOON not far from the North Node in GEM – you might have seen her high in the Ecliptic, sailing past Orion and connecting with bright Sirius – brings bright illuminating, and liberating energy.

And reflects back to the Total Solar ‘Seed’ Eclipse in CAN next to Sirius on July 2, 2019 (with the Lunar Nodes then in CAP – CAN): Initiation into Liberation.

Let’s link to this energy – esp. relevant for the North American Cancerian countries U.S.A. and Canada with their ‘birthdays’ on July 1 / 4.
WE are the People.
What’s the vision of freedom-in-synergy (AQ) you see and co-create now, together with others (perhaps past focusing so much on the ‘Old Empire’ and its shadow / expiry phase)?

 

The exact SoLunar polarity from Earth perspective is calling for Balance & Integration.

BALANCE of what?

The CAP – CAN axis is about safety and security issues.
About tending to feelings and needs
(CAN) while going for voluntary simplicity, working with resources in a timely manner, and showing up maturely, in authority, and with our best (CAP).

 

How can we create a balanced relationship between these apparently opposing orientations?

  • CANCER
    Gentleness, compassion, nurturing our own and others’ needs, family, tribe, finding belonging, going with rhythms and cycles, protecting Nature and our loved and little ones with loving care.

  • CAP
    Being mature and in integrity, living in leadership / leading by example (not giving authority and responsibility away), working with priorities, resiliently, respectfully, using time and resources well.
 
I felt called to create a little contrast table of CANCER and CAP / AQ for you, since it’s so much up with the Full MOON.
Of course there’d be so much more to it, but hopefully a starter kit to tune into and reconcile the polarities.
 

 

The two sides of the equation don’t have to be a dilemma but can synergistically cooperate and integrate.

The SUN in CAP asks us to take responsibility for our part in humanity whose greedy power (PLUTO) and control / authority structures have been exploiting and abusing Mother Earth (shadow of CAP – where SATURN’s activation until Dec 16 has shown ample evidence) and her human, animal, and plant Beings that need protection and care (CANCER).


To have healthy boundaries, disengage from being sucked into the shadow wherever we can, and to Be the Change, the Ones (of the more and more) who care, and the Ones we’ve been waiting for and looking up to (CAP).
What matters is consistency and leading by example, rather than judging and blaming. Makes us feel better and more empowered too…

‘Just’ resisting and blaming external authority and power structures (SATURN now post, and PLUTO still in CAP) is not the way forward. It still feeds their energy field by giving them attention, acknowledges them energetically, and basically responds / reacts in an adolescent manner.

 

How about claiming self-authority, and ‘outgrowing’ old modes, by co-building new and better, more compassionate and humane structures that take care of needs more directly and on an equal level?
Rather than the old fossilized top-down institutionalized world that threatens to turn from Plutocracy (governance of the wealthy) to Technocracy (governance of technology – based on a materialistic worldview)?!

Let’s not allow technology to influence / claim our biology!

Let’s reclaim our innate, inalienable, uncommodify-able Human Nature, and co-create from our common ground up, as Nature does!

 

 

Also in the SoLunar Full Moon Energy Field

See also Full Moon chart.

 

CHIRON stationary in ARIES – direct again since Dec 15 – in T-Square with the Full Moon axis

Calling us to show up authentically, for / as ourselves, for Life, vitality, freshness, newness, and take baby steps in the Now.

To heal early wounds, survival wounds, the wounds of the seed of war (separation – polarization – othering – attacking ‘the other’…) and even of the ‘war medicine’ (war on the invader…).

The Medicine of being present, courageous, an absolute beginner, and perhaps starting fresh – in the New Era that has just begun. 

More about CHIRON’s turnaround in ARIES in this blog article.

Since CHIRON is on the apex of the T-square with the Full Moon axis that’s where the outlet of the tension wants to be:
What IS the New Medicine – for / in YOU?

 

MARS in its very last phase in ARIES

…now for 1/2 year already, since June 27, incl its retro phase Sept 9 – Nov 13 – what a Warrior activation and showing what old-style warfare does.
Rolling out the ARIES era until Jan 6…

When it enters TAURUS –
Hardly settling though, since it’ll hook up with ‘Wild Card’ / Revolutionary / Luminary / Awakener URANUS and organically-wild LILITH both now in TAU, and will also square SATURN & JUPITER (now freshly in AQ – ruled by URANUS) – all between Jan 13 and 29!

Woohoo – big time calling out of BS. Old habitual / all-too established modes get shaken up and woken up.
Smells like a breath of fresh AIR of Liberation to me.

MARS in TAURUS blog post to follow. Stay tuned.

 

URANUS and LILITH in TAURUS 

Their union (once in a decade) was on Dec 23. 
MARS will join & extra energize them in Jan. 
All about embodying Freedom, as Nature intends.

More to come about this wake-up / shake-up energy in the MARS in TAU article. 
I’m sure you already sense it.

 

All-in-all:
A super charged Full Moon energy reminding us to be be compassionate, caring, true to ourselves, attuning to our body and tending to our needs, healing wounds by facing what-IS, and showing up for ourselves and for life.

 

 

How can the Full Moon that highlights the CANCER – CAP axis affect and inspire us personally?

 

  • Where / in what ways can you receive nurturing, satisfaction, and reward from being creative and resourceful and through working with what’s already available to you (CAP), rather than buying from / into the system that makes it convenient to consume (and promises status a la CAP) – but at what price?! 
    Here’s to ‘grass roots’ gardening, cooking, and to (re-?)learning / applying traditional home / building / repair skills!
    Let’s consume less.
    And free up time to play & create more!

 

  • Where-else can you respond to what’s sold to you by: “Thank you, I (already) got this.”, and be content with less?
    A la Refuse – Reuse – Repurpose – Recycle
    Applies to SO much these days.

 

  • Which wasteful (time, energy, resources) habits can you get out of, and establish higher vibrational ones that are more deeply satisfying?

 

  • How can you take more time doing what you’re best at?

 

  • Creative play & fun (CAN) beats the heavy CAP vibes of ‘no time for that’…
    Maybe ‘even’ shifting the conditioned CAP paradigm to:
    Play first, work later.

    Has been working great for me these days / months. I just need to remind myself more often too.
    Play puts me in an inspired and relaxed work mode, plus I get to see that ‘work’ and clients come to me not because I work so hard but because they love me and love what I offer, and how it affects them. And everything works so much more smoothly – and playfully – with resonance and connection.

 

 

If your Birthday is end of Dec, end of June, end of March or end of Sept…
Or your MOON, AC, or Planets are esp. between 5 – 10º CAN, CAP, yet also ARIES or LIBRA, this Full Moon is BIG for you!

And you probably feel it…
She likely catalyzes other ‘undercurrents’.

If you wonder… or feel clearly called to check in you’re most welcome to come to an Astro Alchemy session.
Contact me by Dec 31 and you’re IN at December Treat Time (offer below).

 

 

Here are some Questions to inquire, or do a Ceremony around: 

  • How can your needs be met, and your life be sustainable, in the context of the structures you are living in?
  • Do you need to make foundational changes? In the areas of life relating to (esp.) CAP / (yet also) CANCER in your chart (Houses)?
  • Do you need to downsize, to drop excess ‘weight’ (incl the weight of responsibility to manage what you got), to make life simpler, and have all that you need – plus more time?!
  • Is the structure / system you’ve been in changing?
  • How can you be resourceful in a way that nurtures you, and puts you at ease?
  • Honour yourself for already being in the process.

 

CANCER – CAPRICORN is the axis of Family / Tribe and Elders / Leaders.
Additional questions / inspiration for those themes:

  • How can important themes round home, family, belonging, safety, emotional needs, and building of sustaining structures, responsibly working with time and resources, self-sustainability, and ‘s-aging well’ be reconciled?
  • In a time where nuclear and extended families in the traditional sense seem to lose their cohesiveness (or will there be a renaissance?) – what’s your world of home and family transforming into?
  • Where and what is your family and home, in essence?
  • Where does your Soul feel at home? Where is your tribe?
  • Who are the Elders and leaders you turn to for guidance? Who are your Spirit Elders?
  • Your inner Elder might be waiting to connect with you.

 

The Full Moon & PLUTO the Transformer

PLUTO (New Horizons Mission 2015)

For a good (RE)birthing process, we need to work with PLUTO.

PLUTO is the main Archetype still remaining in CAP for a while (until 2023), now polarized by the Full MOON and activated by the seasonal transits of MERCURY, the SUN, and VENUS.

A good wintry vibe to tune in & transform with.

We’re invited to shift out of old linear & limiting consciousness and density (PLUTO in CAP) into freer, lighter ways of Being (AQ).
I bet you feel the lift – as many of us – since JUPITER & SATURN moved into AQ and united there.

On deep levels, the limited physical reality of our experience seems so solid (CAP) yet is an illusion / ‘matrix’ if you will.


Living from Soul Self / Essence
(PLUTO in CAP) transforms old residual burdens, Karma, judgment and limitations, and shows:

All Life is Sacred.
The Spiritual and the Material are ONE.

 

Speaking of PLUTO in CAP:
MERCURY, the SUN, and VENUS will pass PLUTO.


Their Archetypes move into and through the CAP Shadow, to be transformed and regenerated.
Aligned with the next New Moon and Full Moon for the SUN and VENUS.

Shiva Nataraj – the Dancing Shiva – helping with the Shadow Dance that transforms

 

  • MERCURY in CAP will pass PLUTO on Jan 4.

  • The SUN in CAP will pass PLUTO on Jan 14 – right after the CAP New Moon on Jan 12 / 13.

  • VENUS in CAP will pass PLUTO on Jan 28 – day of the LEO – AQ Full Moon.


MERCURY
From judgmental thinking & communicating to calm & wise counsel.
What’s deeper than the mind?!  

The SUN
From lack of energy and depression to pacing ourselves, going with natural cycles, and consistently restoring energy from within.

VENUS
From attraction to status and power to the Power of Love.

 

Soooo, let’s not just wonder what happens ‘out there’ and externalize but do our own Shadow Work / Soul Work in this.
SOOO worth it (PLUTO in CAP likes that too).

 

Wishing you from my Heart a soulful and regenerative Full Moon & PLUTO Transformation!

Melanie

 

 

© 2020 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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.

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12 Days of Christmas & the Zodiac?!

23 Dec

Merry Christmas, dear Fellow Stargazers!

 

Everyone knows the epic carol 12 Days of Christmas – and you might have wondered about the hidden, encoded meaning of the ‘gifts’?!
Check out the Wiki article, and maybe you’re inclined to do more research?

The 12 Days go from DEC 25 / 26 Christmas Day / St. Stephen until JAN 6 / Epiphany.
Some say they start from Christmas night DEC 25 / 26, and each ‘Day’ starts with the eve / night leading into it.

Guess why I’m writing about them?
Because there’s a ZODIAC Connection with the 12 Days!

Two directions can be taken, forward or backward in the Zodiac, both complementary.
The first Day of Christmas, DEC 25 / 26 is the Day of ARIES, and / or the Day of PISCES.

Would you like to tune in, follow the 12 Zodiac Days, and receive ‘customized gifts’ from those energies?

 

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Angers Cathedral South Rose Window of Christ (centre) with Elders (bottom half) and Zodiac (top half). Medieval stained glass by Andre Robin after the fire of 1451. 

 

Here’s the line-up of dates and corresponding 12-Day ZODIAC themes (forward and backward):

DEC 25 / 26:
ARIES / PISCES

DEC 26 / 27:
TAURUS / AQUARIUS

DEC 27 / 28:
GEMINI / CAPRICORN

DEC 28 / 29:
CANCER / SAGITTARIUS

DEC 29 / 30:
LEO / SCORPIO

DEC 30 / 31:
VIRGO / LIBRA

– and then it ‘flips’ on New Year’s, as we’re dancing on the VIR-LI-VIR cusp – Perfect Alignment!

Dec 31 / JAN 1:
LIBRA / VIRGO

JAN 1 / 2:
SCORPIO / LEO

JAN 2 / 3:
SAGITTARIUS / CANCER

JAN 3 / 4:
CAPRICORN / GEMINI

JAN 4 / 5:
AQUARIUS / TAURUS

JAN 5 / 6:
PISCES / ARIES.

 

Let’s invite synchronistic messages, and see how the ZODIAC themes show up for us,

Much Love to you, at Christmas & ‘between the Years’, in Timeliness & Timelessness!

 

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!

 

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JUPITER unites with SATURN at 1º AQ on Winter SoUlstice (Dec 21) – A New Era for Our Shared Humanity

21 Dec

Cosmic Greetings, dear Astro Friends & Co-Travelers on Planet Earth!

Welcome to the Special ASTRO~News Issue for Winter SoUlstice 2020, with the epic JUPITER-SATURN Activation at 1º AQ –
initiating a New Era for Our Shared Humanity!

What a wrap for this epic year 2020!
And un-wrap of the New go come!

So many shifts and lifts these days.
We come out of the cocoon, and enter a new phase of our human evolution. 

 

Woohoo – here’s an epic (a la JUPITER) article dedicated to various aspects of the cosmic context.

And it deserves a systematic (AQ)

Overview of what you find below:

  • 2021 beyond 2020

  • JUPITER’s Move over the ‘Prometheus Point’
     
  • Welcome to the AQ Realms and Dimensions!

  • JUPITER Unites with SATURN at 1º AQ – A New Era for Our Shared Humanity

  • Are we entering the Age of Aquarius?

  • The JUPITER – SATURN Alignment chart

  • What’s with the 20-Year JUPITER – SATURN Cycle?

  • Sabian Symbol for the JUPITER – SATURN Alignment on Dec 21, 2020

  • SOOO JUPITER in AQ…!

  • JUPITER’s Fast Move through AQ & Trying on PISCES (May 13 – July 28) – and the 0-1-2 Tarot Cards(!)

  • Main Transits of / to / during JUPITER in AQ (Dec 19, 2020 – May 13 & July 28 – Dec 28, 2021)

  • JUPITER & SATURN in AQ Online Astro EmBodiment on Dec 22

  • JUPITER in AQ – Historically, and Yours

  • JUPITER’s (and SATURN’s) Transit in AQ in Your Chart & Life…

 

Prometheus, mythological Archetype of URANUS, the Ruler of AQ, capturing the Fire of the Gods for Humanity

Big & important news – which you probably already anticipate:

JUPITER just moved over the ‘Prometheus Point’ cusp from CAP to AQ on Dec 19, to magnify the Zodiac energy of the ‘Water’ / Electromagnetic Energy Bearer & Light Bringer for almost a year (until Dec 28, 2020 – with a PISCEAN intermezzo May 13 – July 28).

What does that bring?

 

Well, as per JUPITER (and other V.I.P.’s – very important Planets – of 2021), a LOT.  

Upfront, I dare to prognosticate:

2021 beyond 2020 will see lots of liberating shifts.

 

Sisyphus – rolling up the boulder – only to have it fall back down to the realm of Hades / Pluto again

2020 Review for Perspective:

Energetically, so much heaviness has been a signature of the Ueber CAP Year 2020, via the conglomerate of the Titans JUPITER-SATURN-PLUTO dragging along…

And showing how slow and almost immovable (CAP shadows – if humans try to move mountains or face an immovable obstacle) things can get in ‘3-D’ / ‘4-D’ (including Time – a CAP theme – as a dimension).

Pushing up, falling back, Sisyphus like.
Interesting symbolism that the boulder fell back into the realm of Hades / Pluto, just when Sisyphus had neared the top. Maybe showing that deeper / core work (PLUTO) is needed that would be a paradigm shift of the ‘heavy lifting’… 
When we’re in our core Power and do the Soul Work (PLUTO in CAP) things aren’t heavy and hard – even when challenging.

Themes of Power (PLUTO) and Authority (SATURN) have become huuuuge (JUPITER) – and mostly experienced / projected (no wonder!) externally / societally / politically.
Yet, we’ve been called to cultivate them within.

 

CAP is SATURN’s domain – the most dense and ‘unmoving’ Earth sign, showing what comes up when being in incarnated form.

Featuring serious themes of integrity, results & quality & efficiency oriented, laws – human and natural, causation as in: cause-effect, and responsibility / accountability, long term effects, maturity, aging, elders…

So many challenges (SATURN – JUPITER) in all those regards in this epic passing year.
But also tests / feedback / reality checks, in society and in us personally.

And so much (JUPITER) shadow (PLUTO) of and in our engagement with the Old Empire (CAP) has been revealed.
Back to the Sisyphus theme…

  • Where are you at with all of this?
  • How has 2020 shaped, matured, and empowered you?
  • Where are you at with judgment / boundaries / disengagement?
  • What’s with resilience and resourcefulness?
  • How has 2020 brought out your Best?
  • How have you worked with the Time and Energies optimally, and for the Highest Good?
    That’s what I felt called to offer as the Motto for JUPITER in CAP.

Inventory / year-end / review writing would be a great project.
And asking (incl oneself) good questions is supported by the North Node now in GEM.

 

It really IS rare to see so many significant alignments of slow moving(!) Planets all in one – and the most dense – sign (CAP), and all in one year.
JUPITER has been the magnifyer / amplifyer.

And did I mention?
JUPITER is trad. ‘in Fall’ in CAP (uhhh, Sisyphus again?) – i.o.w. the least favourable Zodiac energy for otherwise perspective and inspiration bringing Archetype (how can you, with a boulder in front of you?).

What’s amplified (JUPITER) is the mountain of work – if you see it that way.
But also to see how established structures (CAP) work, esp. re: authority (SATURN) and power (PLUTO), how both can corrupt (PLUTO), and what’s ripe to change about this.
How can / did we make the Best out of the situation, and did the challenges bring out out Best?
Hopefully not more judgment, bitterness, coldness, separation… 

 

And what do you SEE now, as the 2020 phase has ended and is integrating?
JUPITER at the end of CAP is like making it to the top of the mountain of experience (of ‘2020’ if you will – which stands for so much).

Where there’s AIR and Freedom.
Esp. after passing SATURN – more about this below.

Clearly, JUPITER ‘likes’ AQ better than CAP.
But hey – so rewarding to having ‘made it through’ what’s ironically called ‘2020’.

JUPITER crossing over the ‘Prometheus Point’ into AQ – where the hard-earned experiences a la Prometheus are not ‘just’ used for our own accomplishment and satisfaction but the Light from the mountain top (which usually the ‘Olympians’ aka Elite Gods guard) is brought to Humanity, contributed, distributed, shared – Generosity in / for Freedom a la JUPITER in AQ, to be further shared – torches igniting each other in the chain of Humanity.
With liberating effects in the energy grid that links us as equals.

B.t.w., Prometheus means Foresight. 
Very apropos JUPITER in visionary & future oriented AQ.

 

Prometheus unbound & surrounded by the Ring of the Zodiac – at the Rockefeller Ctre, NYC – interestingly placed in another ‘Olympian’ realm…

 

Well, I should say, according to mythology, the ‘Olympians’ kept an eye on Prometheus and weren’t happy about his act – ‘stealing’ the Fire that used to be reserved for them and not available for ‘mere mortals’.

Hence Prometheus was punished by being chained on a rock, and tortured by Zeus’s (hmmm, that’d be JUPITER) totem, the Eagle picking every day on Prometheus’s liver (growth organ) – how abhorringly cruel! to set a deterring example to humans – while resilient Prometheus grew it back overnight.

Eventually, Prometheus was liberated / unbound via Wounded Healer & Centaur CHIRON who had a similar journey as Prometheus yet with contrasting experiences as in: Being an outsider, yet rather introverted & shamanic rather than a freedom fighter / revolutionary. Rather than challenging the Gods they adopted him into their realm to mentor heroes. When he was incurably wounded by a poisoned arrow Hercules accidentally shot into CHIRON’s direction he went into a crisis the resolution of which led him to ask the Gods for ‘amnesty for Prometheus’ whom he acknowledged as an equal. It had to be granted, and Prometheus unbound.

 

A paradigm shift with liberating & revolutionary consequences:
Freedom and Healing is IN You. 
You don’t need ‘Gods’ in their hierarchical entitlement to bestow them to you.

 

JUPITER’s Move over the ‘Prometheus Point’

Dec 19 was the Day:
JUPITER made its yearly shift from one Zodiac energy to the next.

Jupiter and Earth – a matter of Perspective. Photo: Hubble Space Telescope (NASA)

JUPITER in AQ – after in CAP is about Contribution of our Best, and Distribution / Sharing in Humanity.

 

In contrast / flashback: JUPITER in CAP

JUPITER is is traditionally ‘in Fall’ (most challenged) in CAP. 
Without going into black-and-white / good-and-bad polarities / judgment (which in itself could be one of the issues of JUPITER in CAP, ha-ha), suffice to say, CAP isn’t per se a fun energy, rather hard working, pragmatic, persevering, and / or: Keeping things simple – so that there’s less to take on and worry about.

Reminds me of ZEN – a JUPITER-in-CAP Way of Being, if you will. 
Before, during, and after enlightenment, chop wood and carry water.
Or if you will
(cynicism is one of JUPITER-in-CAP’s ways of comic relief):
Before, during, and after lock-down, chop wood and carry water.

A few friends of mine actually used the dire scenario pro-actively to go fully into retreat mode.


In a sense, Humanity has been in 12th House mode
(trad. associated with monasteries, prisons, hospitals, ‘asylums’, altered states, preparation / cocoon mode of potentiality before manifestation)
So yes, a matter of perspective – if you could in 2020 – easier in hindsight.

 

Let’s honour the JUPITER in CAP year while the transition happens!
Which also changes perspective, and raises gratitude.

Overall, hope you can attest:
There have been many occasions to appreciate the blessings and gifts
(even and esp. the ones in disguise – seen with higher JUPITERian perspective)!

 

Call of the Mountain – Kulshan on the Olympic(!) Peninsula Photo by moi

 

Welcome to the AQ Realms and Dimensions!

A breath of fresh AIR!
Light and perspective on the ‘mountain top’ and beyond, post the CAP density & immensity.

Noticing the shift & lift?

Post pushing and persevering – discovering (JUPITER) that there are more other people out there who share the same spirit.
Things go easier in community of like- and light-spirited people. Better together!
JUPITER in AQ helps strengthen the networks in Humanity, as we contribute, distribute, share, and connect generously in the Human web.

And post old limiting beliefs (JUPITER) that life has to be hard, it’s a cold world out there (CAP), and that only authorities up there can save us (the fish-tailed CAP Goat).

We’re moving out of the PISCES Age now gradually (which has been also characterized by the co-dependent triad of victim – perpetrator – saviour – check out how you might be still ‘bound’ by it).

 

JUPITER in AQ – in square with stationary URANUS (the Archetype of Prometheus) and in sextile with CHIRON in ARIES – all happening in January 2021, with MARS also involved in the dynamic (see JUPITER Transits below) – may enact the Zeus – Prometheus – Chiron mythology told above in real human life. 
Big potential for liberating paradigm shifts.

 

JUPITER Unites with SATURN at 1º AQ on Winter Solstice – A New Era for Our Shared Humanity 

Here’s a cool astronomical illustration of JUPITER approaching and passing SATURN – ha, it doesn’t stop with SATURN (even though it appears like that quite often with the ‘last frontier’ Planet)
 
JUPITER will lead on, from Winter Solstice on!
 
 
And yes, this super special conjunction is a great event, even though apparently their conjunction is only called ‘The Great Conjunction’ when it’s a triple one which was the case apparently in the year -6 BC, then in PISCES, aka Star of Bethlehem! 
But maybe that definition changed, and fair enough:
 
Since both Planets align so close this time that they appear ‘like one star’ it’s for sure a Great Conjunction. 
At Winter Solstice.
At 1
º AQ
 
3 super special factors – what a heavenly sign!
All about Light Returning – in / as our Shared Humanity.
 
I was asked – and you may wonder too:
“I just heard that this Winter Solstice is supposed to be some end and new start of an 800 year cycle. Sounds quite significant!”
My response:
“Well – it’s a rare super close alignment of JUPITER – SATURN not this close in 800 years indeed. 
I wouldn’t say they start an ‘800 year cycle’ though, for one since at the start of AQ we don’t want to be limited by space or time. Moving beyond the old CAP realms of being bound by history and our concepts of time. But hey, all these ways of seeing the ‘Great Conjunction’ are in true blue AQ mode valid and cross-pollinating, contributing to a shift in consciousness.

So let’s say / I call it:
A New Era for Our Shared Humanity! 
 
 
And of course, I’ve been also asked by clients and friends:

Are we entering the Age of Aquarius?

I’d say, in a sense yes, the seed is being planted, with a heavenly event like this.
The Great (triple) Conjunction -6 BC in PISCES heralded the Age of PISCES. 
 

Yet, no need to take things too literally in a limiting way, and look at the cosmic context, and at the contrasting themes of PISCES / NEPTUNE vs AQ / URANUS, and what all this might point to, re: PISCES to AQ Age Transition:

  • PLUTO is still in CAP, and will only enter AQ in 2023 / 24.
  • NEPTUNE is in its own sign of PISCES until 2026, and will be even joined by JUPITER there in 2022.
  • The Constellations AQ and PI are very much overlapping. And so is our human experience of the collective eras we’re in.

 

NEPTUNE Rules PISCES
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

PISCES is per se very collectively oriented, while AQ is more individualistic / group consciousness and co-creatively oriented.

While PISCES is ruled by NEPTUNE which connects and binds but also can put us into a collective trance, rules dreams, altered states, and addictions, AQ is ruled by URANUS – Prometheus the Awakener.

 

While it looks like ‘the collective’ of humanity might be still for a while in PISCEAN collective / dream state (and adhering to victim – perpetrator – saviour models) while some – and ever more – ‘first responders’ come out of the ‘collective cocoon’, become aware and awake, and, like Prometheus take the enlightening torch and share the light with others.

URANUS Rules AQUARIUS
– painting by Johfra Bosschart Just as the 7 (Chakra?) blossoms are opening, we’re all equally growing toward the Light and infused by cosmic energy / Prana / Life Force.

If you feel like an outsider in contrast to ‘consensus reality’ / ‘mass consciousness’ and looking for like-spirited peers, chances are you’re in the Promethean realm. 

The trend is growing, and NEPTUNian Waves lead to Waves of Awakening.

 

 

The JUPITER – SATURN Alignment chart

Here’s the ‘birth chart’ for the JUPITER – SATURN alignment at 1º AQ– exact at 10:21 am PST.
The beginning of a New Era.

From the Victoria perspective, JUPITER & SATURN are rising – up in the South-East.
The AC is also AQ, plus SUN / MERCURY both freshly in CAP (the alignment happens just 8 hrs after Winter Solstice!) in the 11th (AQ related) House.

All this smells strongly like new Community & Humanity Spirit a-rising.


The MOON is about to enter ARIES (exact at 2:32 pm PST), and approaching CHIRON for their monthly union. 
New Medicine of authenticity is showing up & we’re showing up with it.


LILITH is about to meet URANUS retro on Dec 23 (every 10 years) in TAU. 
Being Free & Thriving as our intrinsic, unconditioned, ‘Wild’ Nature, our senses and as Nature herself always ARE.
A Revolution / Liberation of (un?)Common Sense, down-to-Earth Values, Body Wisdom, and Free-Spiritedness 

 

What’s with the 20-Year JUPITER – SATURN Cycle?

Back to linear timeline mode:
JUPITER & SATURN have a 20-year cycle together (every 20 years JUPITER catches up with and passes SATURN).
A socio-political-economic cycle ends and a new one starts with their alignment.

At the beginning of the cycle, JUPITER leads (after passing SATURN) in the Zodiac – until technically half-way through the cycle = after 10 years, when JUPITER opposes SATURN, and more and more SATURN is ‘ahead’, and JUPITER ‘behind’ until, well, the connection and passing point. 

A lot could be explored around this cycle, it’s effects on society, economy, politics, culture.

For the purpose of this article, I’d just say, simplistically:
The first part (JUPITER leading) is the expansive ‘in-breath’.
The second part (SATURN leading) is the contractive ‘out-breath’.

And at the very end of the passing cycle with not just contractive SATURN in its own sign CAP but also PLUTO and JUPITER – until the very end of CAP before passing SATURN, we’ve seen serious contractions in soooo many ways. 
May the tide turn!
JUPITER – take the lead and open up S~P~A~C~E!

 

Also cool for context (SATURN) and perspective (JUPITER):

Review of recent previous JUPITER – SATURN cycles and patterns between them

The last time they aligned on May 28, 2000 at 23º TAU.

Since then, we’ve seen a very TAUREAN development in economy (ruled by TAU), society, and politics.
Well, both society and politics have been dominated by economy and its influencers / lobbyists. 

Some TAUREAN phenomena since then:

  • Consumer Capitalism boost at the detriment of Mother Earth
  • Conservative governments dominated
  • Real estate market skyrocketed but also had huge fluctuations and volatility, see: housing market crisis of 2008 
  • Building / real estate boom – living in big cities became unaffordable for most people who’re not investors / owners
  • Green Revolution in the making, esp since URANUS entered TAU – 2019 – trend towards healthier, organic food (for those who can afford it) and gardening
  • Monetary roller-coasters, and cryptocurrency experimentation (leading up to URANUS in TAU since 2018/19)
  • Economic disruption, with URANUS in TAU esp. 2020

 

The Sabian Symbol for the last alignment says:

TAURUS 23°
“A JEWELRY SHOP FILLED WITH VALUABLE GEMS.

KEYNOTE: The social confirmation of natural excellence.

Two elements should be distinguished in this symbolic picture: the gems that result from natural processes, often induced by extreme volcanic heat and pressure, and the finished products of refined craftsmen. Both the gems themselves and the artistry are highly prized and bring prestige to the owner of the jewels. The symbol applies to any product in which culturally acquired skill has embellished or transformed the end results of a lengthy and demanding natural process.

This is the third stage of the eleventh five-fold sequence of phases. At this stage we are concerned with the social process which brings about a CERTIFICATION OF PERSONAL WORTH.”

On a societal and lower level this symbol for the end of TAU realm with VIRGO undertone points also to the attachment of personal worth with skills, accomplishment, and: acquisition and possession – great for a production / ‘growth’ oriented economy.

 

The previous cycle started on July 24, 1981 at 5º LIBRA.
…which is double LIBRA – Right Relationship, Harmony, Peace.
PLUTO was also still in LIBRA, until 1984, and SATURN aligned with PLUTO in Oct 1982 (the cycle since ended in Jan 2020!).
Human Relationships were redefined in the 1980’s and spiritual dimensions included.

Beautiful Sabian Symbol about a spiritual relationship which I modified gender balanced (LIBRA):

LIBRA 5°
“A WO/MAN REVEALING TO  STUDENTS THE FOUNDATION OF AN INNER KNOWLEDGE UPON WHICH A “NEW WORLD” COULD BE BUILT.

KEYNOTE: The necessity for the youthful spirits to learn from a Teacher who through their long experience has been able to reach solid and illuminating truths, i.e. seed ideas.

An old saying is just as valid today as ever: When the student is ready, the Master appears. But s/he may appear in many disguises. What matters is not the Master, but the Mastery s/he “re-veals.” It is veiled in the person. It has to be contacted through the person, rather than in the person. Devotion to a guru may be the way, but sooner or later it should be transmuted into reverence: the truth within the disciple saluting in true humility the truth in the Teacher.

This is the last stage of the thirty-seventh five-fold sequence and it marks the culmination of the four preceding stages. What is evoked by the symbol is the essential, withal rather mysterious, process of TRANSMISSION.
What is transmitted, if the situation is really adequate and understood (at least tentatively) by all participants, is not merely knowledge. It is actually “being-ness.”


Before that, JUPITER & SATURN aligned on Feb 19, 1961 at 25º CAP.
Only 6 degrees away from the 2020 alignment!

The Sabian Symbol says – and links to the 23° TAU degree from 2000:

Carpet Store in Morocco – historical (last millennium) photo by moi

CAPRICORN 25°
“A STORE FILLED WITH PRECIOUS ORIENTAL RUGS.

KEYNOTE: The use of cultural and artistic processes as means to enhance personal comfort and appreciation.

Corning after the preceding symbol this one brings us back to the material, yet aesthetic, aspect of the benefits a society can bring its members. A “rug” always implied to some extent something on which a person stands or sits. It is a foundation for cultural “under-standing,” and as such it can have a magical or sacred meaning, as in the case of prayer rugs.
The “woman in a convent” (CAP 24°) probably knows only the bare floor, because her goal is one of transcendence, of surrendering comfort as well as cultural patterns.
But to the social elite, or even to the oriental devotee praying to his god, society offers the relative comfort of beautiful rugs so he may meet the universe, not merely in terms of the support the natural soil gives, but protected by and securely established on the mental-spiritual as well as manual achievements of those who keep the cultural symbols alive.

This is the last symbol in the fifty-ninth five-fold sequence. It shows the beautiful products of dedicated and inspired group performance at the level of tradition. It emphasizes the value of RELIANCE ON TRADITION.

 

In a way, the longer 60-year cycle initiated in 1961 is also coming to a close now – as the alignment of JUPITER & SATURN ‘leaps over’ into AQ.

The 60-year cycle also relates to 2 SATURN Returns (29-years each).
And to the Chinese 12 Animal- and 5-Element cycle which comes full circle after 60 years – in early 1961, as in the 2020-to-2021 transition were the Years of Yang Metal Rat to Yin Metal Ox.


From CAP oriented History & Tradition (with all its pros and cons) to AQ future oriented Co-Creation.

Here’s a recent blog post dedicated to the CAP Alignments of JUPITER and SATURN in 1901 & 1961.

 

Interesting how the last JUPITER – SATURN cycles (2000 – 1981 – 1961) alternate between EARTH – AIR – EARTH Elements. 

The ones starting 1961 and 2000 were in almost exact EARTH Trine with each other: 25° CAP (1961) – 23º TAU (2000).

And the one starting in 1981 is in almost exact AIR Trine with the one starting – tomorrow: 5° LIBRA (1981) – 1° AQ (2020).

Again confirming – we’re moving out of the world of matter / a materialistic / hierarchical value system to a lighter and inter-linked world.
We the People. Our Humanity matters, says SATURN freshly in AQ (Dec 16, 2020 – March 7, 2023)

JUPITER uniting with and passing SATURN shows the opportunities that this entails, and how it can inspire our Co-Creation.

 

Let’s check out the 

Sabian Symbol for the JUPITER – SATURN Alignment on Dec 21, 2020

San Juan Capistrano Mission CA (Wiki Image)

 

AQUARIUS 1°
“AN OLD ADOBE MISSION IN CALIFORNIA.

KEYNOTE: The power inherent in all great human works to endure far beyond the workers’ life spans.

The works and spirit of the Spanish priests who directed the building of the California missions have had a lasting influence on the development of this land; these remain as a monument to the men who were able to make their mark upon this alien environment.
While the zodiacal sign Capricorn begins with a symbol of socio-political power, Aquarius at its start presents a more spiritualized and idealistic or creative picture of the social forces at work. Moreover, it stresses the enduring character of human achievements ensouled by a great vision.
At least within the frame of reference of our Western civilization, the symbol speaks of the projection of a noble ideal into concrete forms of beauty and significance, thus of the radiation of a “civilizing” power into an institution offering to primitive men the opportunity to reach a higher, more organized and productive, level of activity.

This is the first stage in the sixty-first five-fold sequence. It speaks to us of THE CONCRETIZATION OF AN IDEAL.
This also implies the “immortalization” of an individual within a great collective and cultural enterprise.”

 

Uhhhh – this symbol doesn’t sit well with me.
The AQ Spirit of Vision and Ideal is SO tainted here by missionary & male patriarchal-religious superiority of Spanish priests – bringing ‘civilization’ to ‘primitive men’. 

A warning sign to heed the ‘Old Empire’ / ‘New Empire’ idea of ‘A New Humanity’ – again the ‘Great Reset’ / WEF plans – pursued like a religious mission (and broadcast in a predictive programming way) come to mind.

NO thank you, self proclaimed missionaries. We don’t need your top-down religious model, let alone sacrifice ourselves and Nature in old PISCES Age fashion to the immortalization of some sociopath dudes on a mission – and rather come together as free Humans, from the grassroots level up.
Mission impossible.

URANUS in TAU – squared by JUPITER and SATURN in AQ can help us prevent such economic and even biological disruption, and let Nature and Being as Nature prevail.

Having said that – there may well be two or more ‘timelines’ and experiences (according to our choice – early AQ with LIBRA undertone):
Are you going along with the old PISCEAN / CAP collective mode based on subordination, or are you co-innovating and co-creating the NEW, a la AQ?

My hope and trust is the latter, also since JUPITER (understanding, outgrowing, freedom) passes SATURN (concretization) from the conjunction point at 1° AQ onward.

 

 

SOOO JUPITER in AQ…! 

Wherever JUPITER travels – that area of the Zodiac gets enhanced and magnified.
With a tendency to get the bigger picture, and ‘make it better’.

Simple formula: It gets bigger so that it can get better.

JUPITER’s attributes are: “VERY…” and “SO MUCH…”.

In the AQ World that translates into:

AQ transcends the dimensions of Space (SAG) and Time (CAP), and goes beyond 3-D, and 4-D. 
Beyond the limiting collective PISCES Age timelines based on linear, hierarchical (CAP) structures, and their laws, authorities, and execution. In AQ there’s breathing space – as we come out from under the Mountain / Pyramid, and see: We share in equality.

Old limiting ‘matrices’ break open, the PISCEAN collective umbilical chords are cut (URANUS rules AQ, and represents in our initial life experience the last phase of birth, when the baby crowns(!), comes out of the womb, and the umbilical chord is being cut.
CAP is ruled by SATURN – the Planetary Archetype that represents contraction / labour, esp. in its own sign CAP in 2018 – 2020, and PLUTO the birth canal – also in 2020 in CAP, and accentuated by JUPITER (hmmm, a big baby, a big birth happening).

Early AQ has a LIBRA undertone –
We have a choice which realm to be in – the heavy duty, dense ‘safe’, and old (CAP) / collective (PI) or the wildly different, eccentric, light and free (AQ) one – or yet other ones.

Beyond Capricornian rocks, mountains, stones, AQ rules crystals and glass – transparency, lightness, and healing / technology / innovation.

AQ is the last AIR sign, after GEM and LIBRA.
The AIR that connects us, the climate we share. 
More AIR, more freedom, more communication and co-innovation.
Better Together!

….and certainly more JUPITER in AQ phenomena to come.

 

 

JUPITER’s Fast Move through AQ & Trying on PISCES (May 13 – July 28)

YES, JUPITER will not ‘just’ go into and through AQ but even check out PISCES (which it used to be the Ruler of before NEPTUNE was discovered). 
JUPITER moves quite fast all the way through AQ – within 5 months, until May 13 , from there to the first 2º11′ PISCES (stations round 2º PI in June) from which it backtracks, re-enters AQ on July 28, goes retro until Oct 17, but only back to 22º20′ AQ.


Wow, again so many # 0-1-2, for JUPITER in 2021.

A pattern that started with the SATURN – PLUTO alignment on 01/12/2020, continues with the Winter Solstice at 2:02 am PST on 21/12/2020, the JUPITER – SATURN alignment at 10:21 am PST on 21/12/2020, and the CAP New Moon on 01/12/2021 – anniversary of the SATURN – PLUTO alignment in 2020.

Time to bring the Tarot cards 0-1-2 in again.
Maybe also to shake loose any crazy 0-1-2 ‘spell’.

In Tarot the respective Major Arcana cards are

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card 0 – Fool-Child – Crystal Activation and Photo by Melanie

 

0 = Fool / Child – Pure Potentiality
Openness, innocence, fresh beginnings, baby steps.
Goes with CHIRON in ARIES
(freshly out of retro & going direct since Dec 15) – Showing up with the Medicine of Authenticity.

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card I – Magician – Crystal Activation and Photo by Melanie

 

1 = Magician – Power & Manifestation
How do you use your power to create?
How are you the change you wish to see?
You are more powerful than you might ‘think’ (esp. in 2020).
Your words, your actions, your love – they help transform the world.
Don’t give power away / project it onto ‘them’, and find deep inalienable power within.
A PLUTO in CAP (still with us until 2023 / 24) theme.
MARS squares PLUTO on Dec 23 – Putting Soul Power into action.

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

 

2 = Priestess – Sacred Feminine
Our life and our body is a Temple.

Being in alignment with your cosmic self keeps you in integrity. Doing the work and being in service in an intentional, clear way, connected with Spirit / Higher Self.
Everything is spiritual practice.

 

Since early AQ where it all starts has a LIBRA undertone we’re called to make choices, and it’s about relationship:

  • Do you choose the dense and old & told, or the light and new way of Being?
  • Do you choose polarity / duality (2), or oneness / unity (1), and: Zero Point Consciousness?
  • Who are your People with whom you’re on a wave length, and in synch & synergy?
  • Time to co-create in a new consciousness.

 

JUPITER grazing on the AQ – PISCES ‘Coherence Cusp’ in Spring / Summer 2021 is promising for co-innovating with fusions and synergies of ingenuity – just like good Jazz. Starts with contributing our Best to Humanity (early AQ).

More about the trend towards PISCES closer to the time – gotta feel out the climate (also an AQ – PI interface theme).

 

 

Main Transits of / to / during JUPITER in AQ (Dec 19, 2020 – May 13 & July 28 – Dec 28, 2021)

Mostly happening in Jan / Feb!

 

DEC 19
JUPITER enters AQ
Contribution & Distribution, Sharing & Co-creating in the Human Web

 

DEC 21
Exact Conjunction of JUPITER & SATURN at 1º AQ
A New Era for Our Shared Humanity

 

JAN 11 / 12 / 13
JUPITER in AQ in sextile with CHIRON in ARIES
MERCURY in AQ conjunct JUPITER

New Moon in CAP
New Medicine emerging – being authentic, sharing freely and from lived experience, among free thinkers and like-spirits

 

JAN 14 / 17
URANUS (Ruler of AQ) goes direct
JUPITER in AQ squares URANUS in TAU

Anything can happen. Radical / revolutionary energy
Surprises / breakthroughs / liberation

 

JAN 22
MARS in TAU squares JUPITER in AQ
Start of a grassroots movement?
Retour a notre Nature!

 

FEB 13
LILITH in TAU squares JUPITER in AQ
Being as Nature connects us in our Shared Humanity. 
A charged issue.

 

FEB 26
JUPITER in AQ in Air Trine with the North Node in GEM
So many questions, dialogues, so much information to share about various systems, and among us all.

 

MAY 3
JUPITER enters PISCES
So many synergies and connections…

 

JUNE 20
JUPITER goes retro at 2º11′ PI – until Oct 17
Inner understanding and integration of the currents in the Zeitgeist of 2021 thus far…

 

JULY 28
JUPITER re-enters AQ – until Dec 28
Back to community & co-creation

 

OCT 17
JUPITER goes direct again, at 22º20′ AQ
Let’s do this together!

 

DEC 28
JUPITER enters PISCES

 

 

Hey – let’s do this!
Putting it in here too – since you might miss it at the end of the blog post 

Online Astro Co-EmBODYment
of the Winter SoUlstice 2020 & JUPITER-SATURN in AQ

 


On DEC 22
2:22 – 4:04 PM (approx)

…we step into the energies of the Planetary Archetypes, where they’re at Winter Solstice (the slow ones in the years ahead), incl. / esp. the epic JUPITER – SATURN alignment, feel out their energy, and share it in a (closed) online circle!
So much direct inner guidance can come from emBodying the planetary energies (like: being IN Nature vs discussing the conditions) – very apropos SATURN.

Please find details on the FB Event Page.

 

 

JUPITER in AQ – Historically, and Yours

Here’s a list of the years & months of JUPITER in AQ since 1926.
For historic reference, and to check whether you were or someone close to you was born with JUPITER in AQ.
For exact dates pls contact me to look into / set up your / their personal chart.


Jan 1926 – Jan 1927

Dec 1937 – Dec 1938

Dec 1949 – Apr 1950 and Sept – Nov 1950  

March – Aug 1961 and Nov 1961 – March 1962

March 1973 – March 1974

Feb 1985 – Feb 1986

Jan 1997 – Jan 1998

Jan 2009 – Jan 2010

Dec 2020 – May 2021 and Aug – Dec 2021

 

 

JUPITER’s (& SATURN’s) Transit in AQ in Your Chart & Life…

…can help your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planetary Archetypes in AQ and the area/s of life relating to the AQ House/s in your birth (and local!) chart/s to contribute your best to Humanity, connect via shared interest in groups, be societally engaged, find friendship in freedom, and co-create the Future.

…after a perhaps frustrating yet effective ‘clearing’ and phase of closures with JUPITER in CAP in 2020, SATURN in CAP over the last 3 years, and an even deeper purge via PLUTO in CAP since 2008.

We really have changed & matured so much in our CAP Houses since 2008 & 2018.  

 

So – here are keywords for the astrological Houses.
Whichever one/s you have AQ in points to the area of life where community, collaboration, friendship, free spiritedness, are knocking on your door. 


SATURN’s entry into it is an initiation for more humanity and freedom. If you’re on good terms with SATURN you should be in good shape, lol.

And as JUPITER travels through as well, throughout 2021 – not just tests and challenges, but lots of opportunities coming your way in those areas of life where AQ is in your chart:

 

1st House
Your Presence and Sense of Self

2nd House
Your Values. What you own, literally & metaphorically, incl. your Business

3rd House 
Your Environment & Relatives

4th House
Your Home, 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 – that AQ House

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

 

Blessings to all of us for the epic Winter Solstice, and an uplifting, light bringing finale of 2020, with SATURN leading on into AQ, followed by JUPITER!

May the challenge bring out our Best, and strengthen our natural networks of friendship, community, and in the Human Team!

Melanie

 

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On DEC 22
2:22 – 4:04 PM (approx)

…we step into the energies of the Planetary Archetypes, where they’re at Winter Solstice (the slow ones in the years ahead), incl. / esp. the epic JUPITER – SATURN alignment, feel out their energy, and share it in a (closed) online circle!
So much direct inner guidance can come from emBodying the planetary energies (like: being IN Nature vs discussing the conditions) – very apropos SATURN.

Please find details on the FB Event Page.

 

MERCURY in CAP (Dec 20 – Jan 8) – Walking the Talk. Keeping it real.

20 Dec

Dear Cosmic Friend & Astro News Reader,

Really?! More CAPPY energy yet?!
 
What a CAP concentration / conglomerate of 2020!  
Yep – just as SATURN (Dec 16) and JUPITER (Dec 19) left MERCURY is going to kick off the Wintry Season, the day before Solstice!

And then, there’ll be MERCURY, the SUN, and PLUTO in CAP – a whole different vibe than JUPITER, SATURN, PLUTO.
 
 

Caduceus Staff of Hermes / Mercury (photographer and location unknown) – also apropos MERCURY in CAP – classic / neo classic architecture…  in structural integrity.

 
 
On Dec 20, it’s MERCURY’s turn to cross over the Integrity Point (as I like to call it) from SAG to CAP!
 
To help with thinking realistically, talking straight and to the point, grounded and matter-of-factly, with in-built authority, from experience, not wasting thoughts or words on what doesn’t matter, sticking to priorities, and keeping our word.
Doing as we say. Simple & rock-solid.
 
Well, we can use that, after the massive CAP overkill in 2020.
What has the year taught you?
What DID work well in your life and why?
 
Can you dedicate more time and energy to those priorities?
An excellent energy for taking stock & doing inventory of the old, and be time and quality of life conscious.
And for having these not easy but important conversations that have to do with facing reality.
Talking with Elders, and with old time Friends.
Turning to good old quality books.
 
‘Usually’ I’d say about MERCURY in CAP that it’s great for being in planning mode (without letting the planning mind take over) – but:
Is that even possible in 2020 / for 2021?!
 
 
Let’s not get TOO serious though – promise?!
 
Don’t be too judgmental and hard on yourself or others.
A great time to take interest in / reading about anything classic / historic.
And to think Quality over Quantity Simplicity beyond Complexity  
ZEN NoMind
 
MERCURY in CAP will be active until Jan 8.
 
 

 

MERCURY in CAP will witness and report from these cosmic dates / alignments (some epic):

 

DEC 21
Winter Solstice 2020!
Historic JUPITER – SATURN alignment at 1º AQ – opening a new 20-year socio-political-economic cycle.  

 

DEC 23
MARS squares PLUTO, and LILITH passes URANUS
Light Warrior energy – working with Soul Power, and being Free-as-Nature  

 

DEC 24 – Christmas Eve
…with the MOON in TAU with URANUS / LILITH
Keep it cozy & traditional – yet experiment with new / freer way of celebrating. Cook up something unusual. Surprise them and yourself.  

 

DEC 25 – Christmas Day
… with the CAP SUN squaring CHIRON stationary in ARIES
Show up for and as yourself and in the NOW, in this oh-so-traditional and memory & expectation fraught Holiday. Don’t let the ‘Brave New World’ steal Christmas. The Spirit as YOU see it IS the Medicine.  

 

DEC 27
The SUN in CAP in Earth Trine with URANUS retro & LILITH in TAU
What’s the best way of emBodying Freedom from your experience?  

 

DEC 29
CANCER – CAP Full Moon – in T-square with CHIRON in AR.
Old World Memories….? Good to acknowledge yet also to be in the freshness of the NOW.  

 

DEC 30 / 31 – NYE 
VENUS in SAG squares (her ‘higher octave’) NEPTUNE in PISCES and aligns with the South Node in SAG.
Old dreams and stories… a time to remember, but not get entangled…  

 

JAN 1, 2021 – New Year’s
Day One of post-2020   

 

JAN 6 – Epiphany – Magi Day / Astrologer’s Day
MARS leaves ARIES (where it’s been since June 27, 2020 and stirred a lot up!), and goes into TAURUS.
Getting wild and exciting there too…  

 

JAN 8
MERCURY goes into AQ – where it’ll be until March 15(!) – due to retro loop Jan 30 – Feb 20.
Taking turns with VENUS entering CAP (until Feb 1). 

 

 

How MERCURY in CAP (Dec 20 – Jan 8) will get real with the other Planetary Archetypes it comes in contact with

     

Gorgeous Mercury – Hubble pic by NASA

DEC 20
MERCURY enters CAP.
Walking the Talk. Keeping it real.    

 

DEC 23 
MERCURY in early CAP squares CHIRON stat. in early ARIES.
What does the mature & grounded voice say to starting fresh and taking initiative?
Being authentic is being in integrity and keeping things simple.
    

 

DEC 24
MERCURY in CAP in Earth Trine with URANUS retro / stationary and LILITH in TAU
Try out / on something new, and emBody Freedom – you’re old enough.
Get out of old patterned habits & judgments.
Who says it’s gotta be SO?!
    

 

JAN 1 
MERCURY in CAP in sextile with NEPTUNE in PISCES
Being realistic and grounded can go well together with transcending time & space.
Think ZEN, or other meditation in action. Great time (always is) to start or come back to a simple and timeless practice.
    

 

JAN 4
MERCURY end of CAP meets PLUTO
What’s your deepest fear? What happens when you voice it / write about it?
What transforms inner / old blocks and conditioning? Dialogue with them!
What’s the ‘Old Empire’ in your life? What’s going on as it expires? 
And – serious business of realizing: What’s deeper than the mind?!    

 

JAN 8 
MERCURY moves over the ‘Prometheus / Community Building Point’ from CAP to AQ (where it’s exalted) –
until March 15, due to retro Jan 30 – Feb 20
Free out of the box / Matrix thinking & co-creating.  

 

 

Where is MERCURY’s grounding CAP wisdom reaching your chart & You in Life?

Yoda Sage got timeless basic wisdom a la Mercury in CAP

The House in your chart that contains CAP has top priority for you these days.
(Always, but esp. nowadays) a good time to be clear and calm, show up timely / timelessly, and walk / work in integrity.
 
As you read this maybe you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in CAP?
Then there’s even more to the activation between MERCURY – AND JUPITER, SATURN and PLUTO and these Inner Archetypes of yours…
 
Would be definitely a good time (well, understated) to check in astrologically – get in touch if you feel it feels right.
Got the Treat Time offer on now (Dec 1 – 31).
What an opportunity to make a zero footprint gift of cosmic inspiration to others and yourself and save big compared to my reg. fees.
Pragmatic CAP likes all that, you bet.
 
 
Back to the CAP Houses – we all have one (or two) – and MERCURY’s 19-day visit (short but covering all the bases) will help connect the dots and walk the talk there.
…after a perhaps frustrating yet effective ‘clearing’ and phase of closures with SATURN in CAP over the last 3 years, JUPITER in 2020, and deeper evolution over the last decade since PLUTO’s been in CAP (2008/9).
 
We really have changed & matured so much in our CAP Houses! Even the hard & tough way. Give yourself credit, you deserve it!
 
Do you know where CAP is in your chart, esp. House wise?
If so – here are hints for how it makes itself known in your chart, and what MERCURY has to say.
 
 
1st House Theme: Your Presence and Sense of Self
With CAP there: Mature, calm, reliable, resourceful & resilient. No energy waste.
 
With MERCURY transiting through:
Time to have your voice heard. Speak, write, let the world know (no unsolicited advice though) what matters most – to you.  
 
 
2nd House
Your Values. What you own, literally & metaphorically, incl. your Business
Building on solid ground is your thing.
 
A good time to acquire something of lasting / increasing value. What gives you true rock-solid security? Time to appreciate and use what you (already) have, and to build your business in simplicity & consistency. The time is ripe. 
 
 
3rd House
Your Environment & Relatives
SO conservative and judgmental… or: traditional and always there for one another, old fashioned / timeless reliability.
 
Notice your thinking about them. Drop your own judgment, while staying in integrity. Don’t take on what’s not yours to carry. Be a calm rock in the world around you.  
 
 
4th House
Your Home, Origin, Ancestry
A rock-solid ancient world, affected by & writing history. Or just sooo old world / ‘Old Empire’, and you’re SO done with it?
 
When coming home practice calm discernment about the gifts of a solid foundation and teachings (even via ‘negative examples’) and how you’ve outgrown the Old. Take the best and leave the rest (with Love).  
 
 
5th House
Your Creative, Playful, Inner Child and Lover
Play may indeed have priority (a matter of permission?).
 
Create something important – one step / day at a time. Instead of being held back by judgment, turn to the wisdom of experience, and infuse your creativity with mature ‘grandma love’. Talk to your inner child / grandchild. Cherish the time with your children as they mature and appreciate every ‘season’ with them.
 
 
6th House
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle
Taking on something serious & responsible?
 
Here’s your top season to serve significantly. Your word matters. Affirm others and yourself in bringing out their / your best – for the Highest Good. The time is NOW.   
 
 
7th House
Your Partners & Significant Others
Mature and reliable ones may apply.
 
Enough frustrations, hardship, rejections, NO’s on their or your side. Done with old patterns. How have SATURN & JUPITER in CAP been your (at times perhaps tough) relationship coaches? How would the Best and maturest side in you communicate with your partners? Keep it simple and real. Respect them as yourself.
 
 
8th House 
Your Involvement and Sharing with Others. Your Transformations
Serious processes you’ve been through – in Life and esp. in the last years.
 
Yes, you need to talk about the hardship. Don’t get stuck in repeating patterns though. Don’t take too much on for others (anymore) – you know that  guilty feeling… But hey, let them know you’re there for them with your time, resources, and love if it’s in integrity for you.  
 
 
9th House
What gives you Meaning. Your Wisdom, Inspiration, Path and Travels
You don’t take those lightly.
 
It doesn’t have to be SO. Have serious lessons-into-wisdom shown up on your Path in the last 3 years? Which people,  places, and purpose are you communicating with / about now, with all your experience under your belt? What have you learnt? A good time also to learn a new foreign language, polish up an old one, or to study legal matters.  
 
 
10th House
Your Purpose incl Career. Your Public Self
You challenge yourself, don’t you?!
 
Hope you haven’t been held back by fear and performance anxiety in the last years, or judged (yourself) unfairly. The public wants to meet you, esp. these weeks. Yes, because you lead by example and have accomplished something admirable. But also just because. Be out there at important / quality public events. An upgrade is due.    
 
 
11th House
Your Social Side – Engagement with Society, Groups and Friends
Top notch. Established. Or simply solid.
 
And / or people who’ve been there, done that, who don’t buy into consensus reality anymore, and co-invest their time and energy into what matters most, at the end of the day. Cherish precious time together, and how you’ve seen each other mature over time. Talk to your long time friends.  
 
 
12th House
Your Transcendent and Spiritual Self and Union with All-that-Is.
Form & Formlessness. Ever interchanging and simultaneously present for you.
 
Time is a mystery / illusion. How have you experienced the evidence of it over ‘the last years’? The Universe has your back, and you can rely on it – as you tie up your Camel. Receive cosmic messages and share the word out – easy! 
  

 

Wishing you a real cool time with MERCURY in CAP!

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!

 

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DEC 1 – 31, 2020

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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!

 

Online Astro Co-EmBODYment
of the Winter SoUlstice 2020 & JUPITER-SATURN in AQ


On DEC 22
2:22 – 4:04 PM (approx)

…we step into the energies of the Planetary Archetypes, where they’re at Winter Solstice (the slow ones in the years ahead), incl. / esp. the epic JUPITER – SATURN alignment, feel out their energy, and share it in a (closed) online circle!
So much direct inner guidance can come from emBodying the planetary energies (like: being IN Nature vs discussing the conditions) – very apropos SATURN.

Please find details on the FB Event Page.