End-of ARIES – End-of LIBRA Full Moon (Oct 20) with ERIS & PLUTO: Deeply Authentic Choices

18 Oct

Boom!
The ARIES MOON is here-now, since 3:04 am PDT today Oct 18 – opening the scene for her exact Fullness, opposite the late LIBRA SUN, on Oct 20 at 7:57 am PDT.
You can find the full picture of the FM Birth-ing Chart below… lots of polarity and tension in the atmosphere, for sure.

The warm and golden October SUN (yay, back as of today!) and the crispy-fresh moonlit nights have been such a beautiful gift of contrast and balance.

Balance and Freshness by the Water – photo by Melanie

The first Autumn Full Moon of 2021 is coming up!


It’s a fierce & intense one – calling for Balance, and for wise, soulful, and deeply authentic Choices.

And a cuspy one – ARIES / TAURUS transition for the MOON – the ‘Settling / Manifestation Point’, and LIBRA / SCORPIO transition for the SUN – the ‘Tipping / Choice / Alchemy Point’.

  • What has come to fruition? Significant choices need to be made.
  • “Shall I stay or shall I go?”
  • “What have I manifested / what am I embodying now?”
  • “How can I be autonomously me, while being in relationship, and / or making a choice that involves others / partners?”
  • ” How can I live in ‘juicy’ Alchemy with Life and with significant others, while being fully, authentically me?

Any of these (apparent?) dilemmas sound acutely familiar?
Wishing you wise, soul powered Choices, at this important juncture!

Cusps are super relevant this year, with the Full Moons ‘punctuating’ them.
The trend of cuspy Full Moons since the Summer (June 24, July 23, Aug 22, Sept 20) continues, with all 3 Fall Full Moons:

Oct 20
FM end of AR (with ERIS) – end of LIBRA

Nov 19
FM PLE end of TAU – end of SCO

Dec 18
FM end of GEM – end of SAG (Galactic Centre)

All these cuspy Full Moons – which are now, since the one on Aug 22, at the end of Zodiac signs (the previous ones were at the beginning of signs) – call us to balance & integrate polarities (as every FM does), while also dancing in transitional mode. The Zodiac energies and the Alchemy of their Elements guide us in this (AR / TAU = Fire / Earth, LI / SCO = Air / Water).

Over the last decade, I’ve been exploring and teaching the Zodiac Cusp Themes in my Astro practice – a not well covered yet important topic for the practical application of Astrology:
What characterizes their transitional energy (from AR to TAU, from TAU to GEM, etc.) – and what does that mean in ‘real life’?
Since it’s an organic transition, rather than compartmentalizing ‘old school’ / ‘cook book Astrology’ would have it (well, even in cooking, there are blends!).

More about Cusps on demand. 
Hit me up if it tickles you to learn about them, applied to YOUR chart – esp. if you or people you know are very cuspy. We might get a group together (in person / online hybrid, to meet respective needs).

We’re in the build-up days for this ARIES Full Moon – with Her ‘fierce midwife‘ ERIS

Also in ARIES – often ignored (well, that’s tragically-fittingly aligned with Her Archetype), and met by the ARIES Moon just before Fullness: ERIS.

ERIS’s glyph – representing her discordant nature well

Astronomically, She’s the most massive and second-largest ‘dwarf planet’ known in the Solar System, and was given this astronomical status in 2006 (originally named ‘Planet X’ / ‘Xena’).
This happened in the process when PLUTO was demoted as a Planet – while in late SAG, the Galactic Centre(!).

Since ERIS has almost the same diameter as PLUTO, and size matters for astronomical classifications:
If PLUTO had retained its Planet status, ERIS and CERES had to be reclassified as Planets too which the astronomical system / consciousness wasn’t ready for.

PLUTO – as seen by New Horizons Mission 2015

Even though, ‘demoted’ as a Planet (so Plutonic – sent into the underground – while it was traversing the Galactic Centre), the Planetary Archetype PLUTO is of course well and alive, regenerated (can’t demote Archetypes arbitrarily…).

And in the meantime, ‘even’ the heavenly body has been seen in a new light, through the New Horizons space mission cameras, with first close-ups from Pluto in 2015.

And – guess what?

PLUTO end of CAP (stationary in October, as it turned direct with the LIBRA New Moon on Oct 6!) squares ERIS 2020 / 2021.

This PLUTO – ERIS square is being activated, and even brought to fruition, by the Full Moon in AR – LI!
Super crucial.

More about ERIS

Regardless of her astronomical ‘status’, ERIS came big time into collective consciousness these years.
ERIS has a highly elliptical orbit that takes her 558 years(!) around the SUN – more than twice as long as far-out PLUTO (248 years).
She’s been in ARIES for a super long time, since 1922, until 2040 – for most of / the entire life time of most humans alive.
Even if you have ‘nothing in ARIES’ you do: ERIS
.

Who / what / which Archetype actually is ERIS, and how does She show up now personally and societally? 

ERIS – Antikensammlung Berlin

Mythological ERIS is the sister of MARS / ARES (and may well co-rule ARIES, for that matter).

In Greek Mythology,
“She stirs up jealousy and envy, to cause fighting and anger among men. At the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, all the Gods were invited with the exception of Eris. Enraged at her exclusion, she spitefully caused a quarrel among the Goddesses that led to the Trojan War.”

The ERIS Archetype – Greek goddess of discord & strife – seeds disruption and separation, is vengeful and confrontational, because she’s excluded / not welcome at the table / not invited to the ‘ceremony’.

So much conflict & strife has been triggered / found outlets these years…
…as the socio-political Plutocratic (which means literally: rulership of the wealthy’) ‘exclusive games’ of the 1% elite / supremacy (CAP shadow) have been revealed (PLUTO).

The old and dying hierarchical top-down world shows its shadow ever so intensely (PLUTO), at the expense and exclusion of us ‘regular’ People, and of minorities who feel left out of the ‘democratic’ decision making process, and even deprived of their / our constitutional (CAP) rights and freedoms.

Feelings of separation and exclusion have been hijacked and re-seeded in the mass consciousness, via the media / social media and their deceptive / programming potential, and via ‘disruptive technology’, fanning discord and polarization, which can be abused in so many ways, and can be socially erosive (if not explosive)…

ERIS’s Archetype shows also how ‘small things’ can lead to major effects.
We’ve seen a LOT of polarization and discord in Humanity, triggered through the Corona Crisis
.
The ‘Coronation’ theme is also very symbolic for the ERIS Archetype in ARIES, who says: Don’t give sovereignty away!

MARS was in ARIES in 2020 for an extended time (July – early Jan 2021), where He went retro mid-Sept – early Nov) activated ERIS 3 times (!). Hopefully, the combo of ERIS & MARS that was activated last year, coming to fruition with this Full Moon close to where MARS stationed(!), shows, in a transformed and empowered way:
The sum of small determined actions (rather than upset re-actions) can help shift global consciousness, and move us into the NEW Inclusive Way of Being with one another on this Planet Home!

JUPITER end of AQ – coming out of retro just 2 days before the Full Moon, and in sextile with MOON / ERIS – couldn’t agree more:
We’re all Humans, beyond privileges and hierarchies, naturally ‘included’, sharing and participating, in Life.

May the Full Moon in ARIES on Oct 20 (passing ERIS before fullness) give us a boost to be authentic & adamant, show up, stand up & assert ourselves, and the Life Force itself.

And may CHIRON now in ARIES, and approaching ERIS (exact in 2025, and in the making) help with healing what makes war possible!

Our best & deepest resources, our core / Soul Power, and ancestral wisdom / history (PLUTO stat. in CAP, T-squared by the Full Moon) need to come on board too, in an empowering and transformational way, at this crisis / critical time!

Here’s the chart of the

ARIES – LIBRA Full Moon with ERIS, in T-Square to PLUTO

The Full Moon will be exact at 7:57 am PDT on Oct 20

What a juxtaposition of ARIES and LIBRA, on the ‘Settling Point’ / ‘Tipping Point!

Calling us to strike a balance and integrate our needs to settle and find ‘our place’ / ‘our own’ / ‘our sovereignty’, and to make a wise, soulful choice for change.

Let’s explore this further below, as PLUTO (apex of a T-square to the Full Moon) comes into the picture.

The MOON end of ARIES (with ERIS) is at the midpoint between CHIRON retro in AR, and URANUS retro in TAU

This Full Moon completes a lunar series that activated other, slower (and all retro!) moving, influential Planetary Players in the Zeitgeist:


July 23
FM between PLUTO retro in CAP and SATURN retro in AQ

Aug 22
FM with JUPITER retro in AQ

Sept 20
Harvest FM with NEPTUNE retro in PI

Soooo much completion…

The upcoming FM is a mix of completion & transformation (esp. given the deeper / historic PLUTO – ERIS dynamic), addressing CHIRON and URANUS (Old Wounds into New Medicine, Old Trauma into Liberation), and a shift into new approaches (ARIES activation).

So, what’s with that Full Moon midpoint (can you see it in the chart?)?
The FULL MOON (with ERIS) is quite exactly between CHIRON retro in AR and URANUS retro in TAU.

CHIRON retro in ARIES

Heated head-butting in the realm of ‘Medicine’ and autonomy – the Wound of confrontation & warfare.
The Medicine: Being authentic, facing challenges bravely, showing up a-new and starting fresh, taking baby steps when you’re the only one here / the first one / don’t have models.

URANUS retro in TAU

Disruption, shocks, trauma to biology, security, comfort, consistency, bodily senses.
Liberation through emBodying Freedom.

The ARIES Full Moon pulls their themes together, while bringing an important stage of their combination (which we’ve seen since 2019 when both CHIRON entered ARIES and URANUS fully entered TAU) to fruition.

Since ERIS is involved, and PLUTO’s last exact square to Her, in my sense, it’s most obvious that societally, this Full Moon directly affects the polarized intense discord we’ve seen in the public re: Corona measures & politics, fanned by media and various agendas.

As PLUTO has it, the intensity with which the shadow and extremes are brought out now, needs to be also processed and transformed within (not just projected onto ‘Evil Others’ / ‘Evil Empire’) – so that it can turn into substantial change from the inside out, and from the ground up.

Here are some questions to hopefully inspire some Plutonic ‘digging’:

  • What would it take to de-escalate the on-going strive?

  • What do both ‘camps’ have in common? What are their true needs?

  • What could a raw, authentic, and constructive meeting look like?

  • What would it take for everyone to be empowered from deep within?

  • What would it take for YOU to Be the Change?

PLUTO stationary (went direct on Oct 6) end of CAP is the apex (= outlet) of an almost exact cardinal T-square with the Full Moon axis!

What does PLUTO in CAP point to, where can the change be sourced, and what can the state of things change into?

  • The Power of TIME & Timeliness.
    How do we know when’s the ‘right & ripe time’, esp. for making choices that involve / are dependent on others (LIBRA) while you might want to move forward in your own way (ARIES)?

    Astrology helps through showing us the cosmic cycles, and how to align with them. Natural inner knowing and alignment helps too.
    Don’t let yourself get guilt-tripped (“You should do this for… them”) or pressured (“You should be already…. doing this”) in this ever so 24/7 production mode world – which isn’t really all that productive anyway, esp. if natural cycles of rest & regeneration aren’t honoured.
    So perhaps the Power of TIME means to slow down, smell the Roses, and let things naturally ripen until their Harvest time comes…?

  • Honouring the Elders, and Receiving Guidance.
    Elders may be biological Elders, Spirit Elders, the Spirit of the ‘Old World’…
    Being in partnership (LIBRA) with them, and guided (CAP) by and to them can be very powerful – IF you hear the call.

  • Working Well with Resources. Being Resourceful.
    Which ties into Time and Natural Laws…

    Working respectfully with the cycles of Nature, incl. our own nature, the human life cycle, and day-to-day cycles.
    CAP traditionally works with the Land, and cooperates with Nature. When and where is a good time / place to seed / plant / harvest?
    There’s simplicity and beauty in this.
    Can we apply it again more into our lives?
    CAP says: I use (I use what’s here and make the best out of it, I’m resourceful).
    The shadow would be to abuse, over-use, and the lack would be to under-use what’s sitting somewhere, and would be a helpful resource.

  • Wisdom of the Body.
    The most obvious ‘earthly’ resource ‘close to us’ is our body, of course.
    End-of-CAP where PLUTO is now has also a VIRGO undertone – health & wellness is a super important ‘natural resource’.
    Don’t let yourself get de-stabilized from chaos and imbalance around (low grade experience of URANUS in TAU).
    Find and stand your ground.
    Let’s definitely bring the wisdom of the body in, for wise choices & empowering change, while being in our authentic Self!

What about MARS?

MARS, the ruling Planet of ARIES, is with the SUN end of LIBRA (‘in exile’ there). Time to make a decisive choice, for fairness, justice, peace, win-win, and act accordingly?

On Oct 30, MARS will go over the ‘Tipping Point’ into SCO (ruled by PLUTO) where the Warrior of Change gives us an extra transformational oomph through the SCO season and beyond (until Dec 13!).

Also catalyzed by the cuspy ARIES – LIBRA Full Moon

MERCURY in LIBRA went out of retro today, yet remains in ‘U-turn storm’ until Fri Oct 22, and in post-retro shadow until Nov 2.

Feeling the lifting & shifting of the mental funk – or spell?
A good time to reflect on the phase since mid / end of Sept, when the process started, incl. the choices you’ve made / or weren’t ready to make.
And to integrate what it takes to be in a Mind of Peace that brings Peace of Mind.

JUPITER in AQ – went also just out of retro, yesterday Oct 17 – in AIR Trine with MARS & the SUN in LIBRA, and sextile with the Full MOON in ARIES.
An outlet of opportunity for the tension:
 
Back to Community & Co-Creation, beyond old, anachronistic, and now transforming division & discord!

The link leads to the article I wrote for JUPITER re-entering AQ on July 28 (after an excursion into PISCES, since May 13), incl. the itinerary for its remaining journey in AQ until Dec 28, and the retro-to-direct shift (with a really cool Sabian Symbol for the degree).

Sabian Symbols for both the Full MOON and the SUN at 28° ARIES / LIBRA

Quite amazing what they reveal.

Starting with the
FULL MOON at 27°26′ ARIES

ARIES 28°
 “A LARGE AUDIENCE CONFRONTS THE PERFORMER WHO DISAPPOINTED ITS EXPECTATIONS

KEYNOTE
The necessity for mature preparation and self-criticism

We see here the tangible results of the situation evoked by the two preceding symbols.
Great hopes, excited expectations cannot be sustained.
The last symbol reveals the performer’s state of consciousness; in this one s/he is actually made fully aware of having promised – to the many elements of his / her own personality as well as perhaps to other human beings – more than s/he was able to deliver.
The issue is how to handle this situation.
In one form or another, it is an often recurring situation in the life of an individual person. The manner in which it is met determines the individual’s future possibilities of development and achievement.

This is the third stage of this five-fold sequence.
What is implied here is the need to be more than “obsessed by potentiality” and subjectively involved in the use of the new powers. The objective results have to be considered, i.e. what this use will do. The individual is not alone concerned, for in a sense humanity as a whole will be affected. What is required, therefore, is an objective inclusiveness of the whole environment; thus a sense of RESPONSIBILITY for what one’s actions will produce in people who have been made to expect significant results.”

The symbol’s interpretation is quite straight-forward (in ARIES manner) and self explanatory.
I’d like to add a few points, in the context of NOW:

Yes, performer isn’t just a term used for actors and other stage performers but of course much broader, wherever success and accomplishment is at stake, esp. in our high pressure / high performance oriented world.

The symbol almost sounds as if it ‘belongs to’ CAPRICORN (“sustaining expectations”, “mature preparation”, “responsibility”…), which PLUTO in CAP squaring the Full Moon axis ‘takes care of’, as in: Transforming such socially conditioning where it’s become toxic and destructive.

The ARIES emphasis of the symbol is on the audience confronting & challenging the performer – who needs to be held accountable.
I can think of a few ‘public players’ who disappointed the audience…

And it’s time to do our inner ‘inventory’, ‘confrontation of inner players’, re-evaluate ‘success’ / ‘performance’, and become clear about what’s really at stake.

The very end of LIBRA where MARS & the SUN are now takes (pushes?) us to conscious choices to contribute and participate socially, and help co-create a new culture and a living civilization.

To make not just knowledge but lived experience and wisdom available as a legacy for future generations.
And the core of CAPRICORN (PLUTO) squaring ARIES & LIBRA would be very content with this worthwhile effort and wise choice.

The SUN at 27°26′ LIBRA

Silver Angel Pixabay

LIBRA 28°
A HUMAN BECOMING AWARE OF SPIRITUAL FORCES SURROUNDING AND ASSISTING HIM / HER

KEYNOTE
The realization, at any level of existence, that one is never alone, and that the ‘community – visible or invisible – is sustaining one’s efforts

Every individualized organism is part of a larger organized whole, whether or not it is aware of this or of the sustaining power of the whole.
A person, however, can deliberately choose to follow the dark path of ego-isolation which sooner or later always leads to destruction and self-loss in ‘matter’.
At the animal level, the whole biosphere is the community; for the ordinary human being, it is the tribe or family, the village community, the nation.

As the individual expands their consciousness, they may become aware of a spiritual community, even beyond the ‘noosphere’ (the one Mind of Humanity), i.e. the realm of the pure light of the ‘Supermind’. which is what the concept of the “White Lodge” suggests.

This is the third stage of the forty-second five-fold sequence.
To the human who has ever so little transcended the world of conflicts, and, for a moment at least, experienced the Oneness of all existence, this stage should bring the realization of ‘belonging’ to a greater whole.
This produces a state of INNER ASSURANCE.”

Beautiful.
And even more self explanatory.

Such a critical juncture and choice point.
What’s the world we’re choosing to be in?
From Old World conflict and external confrontation
(often born of fear, tribal consciousness, strive, division, polarization) to Oneness that’s the ultimate truth.

JUPITER (in Air trine from AQ with the LIBRA MARS / SUN), soon to fully enter PISCES, agrees:
Beyond fear and separation, there’s Unity, in the Web of Life.
All is One.

In Summary

Any and all of these themes can help with showing up in Balance, as we’re making new, authentic (ARIES) and powerful Soul guided (PLUTO) choices (LI / SCO), at this very ARIES (CHIRON / MOON / ERIS) – very LIBRA (SUN / MARS / MERCURY) Full Moon, and beyond:

  • Let’s emerge and rise again, into the freshness newness, and NOWness of Life!

  • Let’s make a move, and be authentic.

  • Let’s release old energy & mind forms that used to draw us in and kick us out of balance.

  • Let’s kick old stagnant habits, stuckness, and attachments, to EmBody Freedom!

  • Let’s stop feeding the ‘Old Empire’, and let it expire.

  • Let’s consistently plant new seeds that outgrow the collective ‘wintry conditions’, and cultivate the transformation…

  • Let’s connect with Heart & Soul Wisdom & Inner Guidance.

  • Let’s stand our ground – supported by Soul Power and the Ancestors, and together with our sisters & brothers in Humanity.

  • Let’s initiate & cultivate authenticity and presence in all our relationships.

  • Let’s cultivate inner Balance the foundation for effectively showing up / standing up in and for Peace, Justice, Equity, you name it – what calls you most to be active for, at this time.

From LIBRA to SCORPIO

Two days after the Full Moon (exactly on Oct 22 at 9:51 pm PDT), the SUN will enter SCORPIO.

LIBRA – painting by Johfra Bosschart

The Johfra painting LIBRA illustrates an important aspect of the transition from LIBRA to SCO (upper part of the picture):

In the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Ibis-headed Thoth to the left with the double-serpent wrapped around him, and Cow-headed Hathor to the right weigh the heart of the deceased (in an urn) against the feather of Ma’at (Goddess of Justice).

May in any significant choice point and transition our heart be unburdened, and as light as a feather! 

I like to call the transition / cusp from LIBRA to SCORPIO the ‘Tipping Point’ (the scales tip, the choice is being made – or it’s a ‘choiceless choice’! – and inevitably leads to change).

It’s also an ‘Alchemy Point’ where ‘ingredients’ are ‘married’, to co-create something more potent than the sum of them. If the ‘match’ is magical powerful change is afoot!

As the SUN, on Oct 30 also MARS, and on Nov 5 also MERCURY enter SCORPIO we’re invited to go into magical change – if we trust the Unknown.

Blessings for the Season of Choices & Change!
Catalyzed by the End-of ARIES – End-of LIBRA Full Moon, squared by PLUTO…

Melanie

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SATURN in AQ Out of Retro (10/10) – Leaving the Cosmic Egg

10 Oct

Dear Cosmo-Terrestrial Friends,

Funky SATURN – Hubble Space Telescope 

In the Oct Turnaround phase, it’s SATURN’s turn on 10/10

…after PLUTO started the trend, initiated by / on the day of the Very LIBRA New Moon, Oct 6.
JUPITER & MERCURY follow, on Oct 17 / 18 – feeding into the late ARIES – LIBRA Full Moon on Oct 20.

The double 10 date stands out, and is aligned with SATURN ruling the 10th sign, CAPRICORN, and the 10th House in the chart – of purpose and ‘public relations’. Many hints from SATURN how important this time is.

The SATURN retro phase in AQ over the last 4 1/2 months since end of May brought lots of evidence for how external social / societal / scientific authority & norms is questionable / doesn’t work.
Rather than taking blame from others, or blaming ‘them’ / ‘it’, how about taking responsibility, and doing what a truly good friend or role models in society would do – showing up with integrity from the inside-out?!

As SATURN & JUPITER, both in AQ this year, come out of retro within a week (Oct 10 & 17), the month of October offers not just a necessity (says SATURN) but also a great opportunity (says JUPITER) to do an inventory & overhaul of systems, society, community, and friendships (all AQ themes) we wish to be part of.
Not for external reasons, but from the inside-out (retro to direct).

The cosmic coach SATURN and the cosmic mentor JUPITER are with us.

The retro-to-direct phase is perfect to get into a Fall inventory project, and see on the external level how our inner process since both went retro, which started May 23 / June 20 has re-configured us, and how we show up with the inner strengthening & wisdom gained in the outer world.

Our NO (SATURN) to certain worlds and ways, and our YES (JUPITER) to others has become clearer.
Would you agree?

Let’s tune into the

Sabian Symbol for SATURN’s Turnaround Degree (6°53′ AQ)

Cosmic Egg – painting by Vladimir Kush

AQUARIUS 7°
A CHILD IS SEEN BEING BORN OUT OF AN EGG

KEYNOTE
The emergence of new mutations according to the great rhythms of the cosmos

The ancient symbolism of the Cosmic Egg (Hiranyagharba in Sanskrit) out of which a new Universe is born can be interpreted at several levels.

Here we see the appearance of a new type of human being who is not born from “Ancestors” and who therefore is free from the inertia of humanity’s past. S/he is a new product of evolution, a mutant. S/he constitutes a fresh projection of the creative Spirit that emanates from the cosmic or planetary Whole, and not from any local culture and racial tradition.

This second stage symbol is in contrast with the preceding one.
It can be said to announce the EMERGENCE OF THE GLOBAL HUMAN for the New Age. The power of the whole is focused within him / her, in perfect freedom from ancient standards of value based on local conditions.”

Wow. Dane Rudhyar published the (above quoted) interpretation of the Sabian Symbols in 1973.

Is this Symbol for SATURN’s turning point ever pertinent for what’s in the making in society & humanity in 2020 / 2021, and at the eve of PLUTO’s transition into AQ in 2023 / 24!
Qu is: What kind of ‘Global Human for the New Age’ is emerging?
A utopian humanity of collaboration in freedom & equality?
Or a dystopian ‘engineered’ / technocratically surveilled ‘trans human’ mutant, alienated from socio-local culture and historic context?
PLUTO approaching AQ suggests, there can be extremes / pushing the need for transformation of shadow manifestations.

I find it’s crucial to also feature the Symbol for the degree before this one – to which SATURN did not quite(!) go back to, but already transited this February.
Not just because it was referred to in the one in question but also given its striking theme:

Ancient Mystery Mask

AQUARIUS 6°
A MASKED FIGURE PERFORMS RITUALISTIC ACTS IN A MYSTERY PLAY

KEYNOTE
The individual’s involvement in long-established patterns of activity aiming at the release of collective power

The great Mysteries of the past were created by inspired Seers and Adepts for the purpose of transferring to a mentally conscious and humanly significant level of group operation what in the lower kingdoms of life we call instincts.

Biological and cosmic energies can thus be used to ensure that social processes do not lose touch with the deeper realities of planetary and universal Life.
Rituals are binding, and often the performers wear masks, for they do not act as human persons but as focal points for the release of transpersonal forces.

This first symbol of the sixty-second five-fold sequence presents to us social processes in their deepest occult aspect. The individual is seen having assumed a TRANSPERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.”

So evocative, this one too (again, interpretation from 1973), given the omni-present mask culture of 2020 / 21.
What’s a symbolic meaning of what’s being presented / enacted / ritualized(?) in humanity these times, where masks have seemed to have become a fetish?
And, since on some level, it seems dream like, “What if this was a dream, what would its message and function be?”.
I leave you with these qu, and with the Symbol…

Bottom line, in the concentrated turnaround time for JUPITER & SATURN together in AQ this year (their union was on Dec 21, 2020 from which time on JUPITER took the lead), the original motto becomes pertinent again:
A New Era for our Shared Humanity!

Pls find more about JUPITER’s remaining journey in AQ in 2021 (until Dec 28), incl. the Sabian Symbol for the degree of ITs turnaround on Oct 17, and Alignments with other Planets, in this article, written end of July when JUPITER re-entered AQ.

Highlights of SATURN’s Alignments for the Rest of 2021

OCT 10 – 17
SATURN stat. in AQ in Grand Air Trine with LILITH in GEM & MERCURY retro / stat. in LIBRA
The ‘Good Old Ringed One’ is in friendly, auspicious, beneficial social interaction with – shall we say: ‘Wild Woman’ and ‘Trickster’ – what a team! Seriously (or not, says MERCURY):
A great time for verifying / authenticating who your Friends are – those with whom there’s like-spiritedness through time, social division, and other external funk. You can be in your True Nature with each other – all that matters.

OCT 30
The SUN in SCO in square with SATURN in AQ – opens the Season that contrasts SCO & AQ
Making conscious choices & diving into the magic of change… – while taking charge of co-creating the future.

NOV 10
MERCURY & MARS united in SCO, and in square with SATURN in AQ
Don’t just talk – DO.
And yes, you have friends & community to help one another.

NOV 26
SATURN in AQ in sextile with CHIRON retro in AR (# 3 in 3 in 2021)

SATURN in AQ has been in 2021 in triple sextile with CHIRON in ARIES, 
Feb 9, June 23 (with SATURN retro), and Nov 26 (with CHIRON retro).
Anything of this sound familiar & came up during the Feb and June phases? Time to integrate in Nov.

  • Can Science help us with precedents in Medicine? Which Science?
    Which Medicine are we talking about?
  • SATURN in AQ makes scientific scrutiny mandatory – in any case, there’ll be consequences. Was Medicine(?) or rather: a fast treatment ‘shot out’ too hastily (ARIES)? What are repercussions (SATURN)?
  • What does that have to do with the ‘War Medicine’ approach (War on Cancer, War on Virus… – the condition / pathogen is the enemy)?
    What needs to heal about this now (CHIRON)? Societal development and scientific advancement (SATURN in AQ) shows why.
  • Who calls the shots and reaps the benefits – and has to be held accountable (SATURN)?
  • New approaches, and getting started (AR) with co-creating (AQ) the New (AR) is the Medicine / healing and a good teaching (CHIRON).

NOV 29 / 30
MERCURY & the SUN in SAG in sextile with SATURN in AQ
Nice combo:
Speak from Trust & Truth – and be a model to others like you.
The Heart Path forward – together (rather than The Hard Way alone…)

DEC 23
The epic square between SATURN in AQ and URANUS retro in TAU (# 3 of 3 in 2021)

SATURN in AQ has been in 2021 in triple square with URANUS (the modern Ruler of AQ) in TAURUS,
Feb 17, June 14 (with SATURN retro), and Dec 23 (with URANUS retro).
How have the previous two alignments affected you?
The last one in just after Winter Solstice asks you where you stand, on the way forward.


One of THE most important themes in the cosmic weather in 2021.

New Societal Structures out of Chaos?

  • 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.

Where in your Chart is 7 – 12° AQ?

That’s what SATURN activates / tests / initiates in us for the rest of 2021 – esp. with social / societal and freedom themes coming up.

1st House
How You show up –
BE unconditionally Liberated!

2nd House
What you have and value –
Own Your Freedom (even if it seems challenging)!

3rd House
Your Environment –
Co-Create in the City, and with ‘Relatives’ in Humanity (and yes, test who’s complementary)!

4th House
Your Home & Origin –
A Place for Friends (did a sorting out phase / test of time happen this year?)!

5th House
Your Creativity –
You’re a Free-spirited Innovator! Even & especially nowadays.

6th House
Your Work, Health, and Lifestyle –
Cooperation is the Future! And necessity can be a good thing.

7th House
Your significant Others –

Liberated Partnerships, and: Is Your Partner Your Friend?! Testing Time.

8th House
Your deep Involvement and Transformations –
From Loneliness and Distance to Sharing in Humanity?
Can be a challenging but important process.

9th House
Your Travels and Worldviews –

Meet Like-Spirited Friends in the World – maybe as you Travel or Study?! And even if there are obstacles you find a way.

10th House
Your calling and Purpose –
Freedom. Ever so timely.

11th House
Your Community –
True Friends and Co-Creators.

12th House
Your Oneness with ALL –
Always FREE… unconditionally.

Are you in a SATURN Return ‘Generation’?

  • If you were born between Feb 1991 – Jan 1994 you’ll have your 1st SATURN Return (round age 28 – 30).
  • If you were born between Jan 1962 – March 1964, and Sept – Dec 1964, this will be your 2nd SATURN Return (round age 57 – 59).
  • And if you were born between March – Aug 1932, and Dec 1932 – Feb 1935 you’ll have your 3rd SATURN Return (round age 86 – 88).

Full Circle to be in your Natural Authority, and to show up at your best in community & society!

Could be a good time to check in with trusted cosmic reference & co-exploration.
I.o.w., come for an Astro session if you feel called.

Wishing you and all of us Humans a fruitful turn of events, with SATURN’s Turnaround!
Melanie

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VENUS goes over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG (Oct 7 – Nov 5) – Spreading our Wings. Love A-Rising. Walking in Truth, Freedom, and Beauty.

5 Oct

Dear Astro~News Friend, and Cosmic Co-Explorer,

Phoenix Beauty – Artist unknown

And here she comes!

Just after the very LIBRA New Moon, Her ruling Planet VENUS comes out of SCORPIO, and spreads her wings like a Phoenix.

She’s this year the first heavenly body to leave SCO and rise up in SAG:
The SUN will follow on Nov 21, MERCURY on Nov 24, and MARS on Dec 13.

The fact that VENUS is wayyy ahead of the game / season shows:
She’ll go retro soon (Dec 19 – Jan 29).
A process where VENUS goes (from Earth perspective) from the beautiful ‘Evening Star’ (soon-to-see, mid-end of Oct), as She’s setting after the SUN, into Her ‘Underworld Journey’ (travelling close to the SUN, and therefore not visible in the sky) to rise as the ‘Morning Star’ before the SUN from March 2022 on.

More about VENUS retro (all in CAP), as well as the Solar, Mercurial, and Martian SAG seasons, plus the SAG New Moon / Total Solar Eclipse on Dec 3 / 4 (phewww – DEC will be quite the month, with lots of activation!), in upcoming ASTRO~News blog articles closer to the time when the shifts are bound to happen.

It’s coming to an end: The Love Goddess has been in her yearly ‘Underworld Journey’ in SCORPIO since Sept 10.
Not exactly one of her fave places to dwell in – polar opposite of yummy sensual TAURUS which VENUS rules – but: there’s beauty in the deep & dark… (as long as we don’t get stuck there and let its energy control us). 

After we’ve been (with VENUS in SCO) fascinated by and magnetized to uncomfortable, painful, intense, disturbing, yet hopefully (esp. emotionally) transformational experiences and gone through the depth with love…
we can rise and move upward again, and feel reborn like a Phoenix, as we’re drawn to the Light.

Heart Light IS coming in, in many ways, during VENUS’s journey in SAG (Oct 7 – Nov 5)

…while 4 Planets (PLUTO, SATURN, JUPITER, MERCURY) shift from retro to direct, and the scorpionic Season is setting in.

Here’s the line-up of cosmic events during VENUS’s 4 weeks in SAG.
She adds heart knowing, inspiration, hope, optimism, and fun to the journey of this month:

Oct 6
Mid-LIBRA New Moon, and PLUTO turnaround from retro (since Apr 27) to direct – on the eve of VENUS (Ruling Planet of the NM) moving over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO (ruled by PLUTO) to SAG
Shifts of energy, with uplifting, and hopeful vibes, after – hopefully – having processed inner Power issues, and re-connected with Soul that carries us through.

Oct 6 – 9
A whole lotta LIBRA going on, after the very LIBRA NM, via SUN / MOON / MERCURY / MARS, all closely united, and marking new cycles, as in: ‘New Mars’ on Oct 7, and ‘New Mercury’ on Oct 9.
May the conscious & enlightened Warrior Spirit be voiced, and channeled into fairness, justice, and right relationship, on all levels!
And may we make enlightening Win-Win Heart choices for what’s a good / better match!

Oct 10
SATURN in AQ goes from retro (since May 23) direct again.
From old / projected authority issues with social norms & systems to standing in our intrinsic authority & responsibility, and contributing from that place to society.

Oct 15 – 17
The SUN in LIBRA in Air trine with stat. / retro JUPITER in AQ, and in square with stat. PLUTO in CAP.
Coming together with visionary People of our kin helps transform the antagonistic ‘written in stone’ structures from the inside out.

Oct 17
JUPITER in AQ goes from retro (since June 20) direct again.
Having outgrown old social / societal dynamics, finding our shared humanity, the gift of like-spirited groups & friends, and opportunities of collaboration and co-creation.
Better together, for our shared future.

Oct 18
MERCURY in LIBRA goes from retro (since Sept 26) direct again.
Found Mind of Peace? So much easier to choose from that place.

Oct 20
Late ARIES – LIBRA Full Moon in T-square with PLUTO stat. end of CAP.
For an empowered change, be authentically you, and in balance with all relations.

Oct 22
The SUN enters SCO (until Nov 21).
Season of Diving into Darkness & Magic

Oct 30
MARS enters SCO (until Dec 13).
Intense Stirring, Clearing, and Spiritual Mobilization

Nov 4
Mid-SCO New Moon, with MARS & MERCURY nearby
Full-on Deep Dive into Change…

Nov 5
MERCURY enters SCO (until Nov 24) and VENUS goes over the ‘Integrity Point’ from SAG to CAP, until March 6 (incl. retro phase, Dec 19 – Jan 29).
Diving into the Alchemy of the Mind (while hidden agenda may be revealed).
Finding Timeless & Rock-Solid Love from within.


Forest Magic & Wonder – photo by moi

‘Dates’ of VENUS in SAG (Oct 7 – Nov 5) with other Planetary ‘Players’

Quite symmetrically, the VENUS in SAG phase bridges from the mid-LIBRA New Moon (Oct 6) to the mid-SCORPIO New Moon (Nov 4).

Oct 7
VENUS enters SAG.
Spreading our Wings. Love A-Rising. Walking in Truth, Freedom, and Beauty.

Oct 9
The Young MOON in early SAG meets ‘Evening Star’ VENUS.
Hope & Love, Trust & Truth, Inspiration & Joy, carry us into the new cycle – set your Heart on Fire!

Oct 11
VENUS in SAG meets the South Node.
No need to get drawn to ‘old stories’ that are barely sustained by old beliefs. Notice when attraction to them leads to loss of energy…

Oct 13
VENUS in SAG in sextile with SATURN stat. in AQ
With true friends, there’s freedom, truth, and independence.

Oct 16
VENUS in SAG in Fire trine with CHIRON retro in ARIES, while MERCURY retro / stat. in LIBRA goes into sextile with VENUS.
Being fresh & free, authentic & lovingly truthful with one another is healing. And when we communicate from the Heart, it can be more easily reciprocated.

Oct 19
VENUS in SAG in quincunx with URANUS retro in TAURUS (ruled by VENUS)
Moving freely in space and gifting brings joy.
How about 
(rather than habitually accumulating & consuming) releasing what you’ve been attached to / ‘sitting on’?
EmBody Freedom.

Oct 26
VENUS in SAG squares NEPTUNE (‘her higher octave’) in PISCES.
Living & Loving in LaLaLand? ONEderful for music, dance, romance.
This transit can ignite big hopes and dreams, and allow us to be open to attract through uplifted vibrations, to receive blessings and see miracles.
A low vibration would be (buying into) over promising, esp. in matters of Love & Freedom.

Oct 28
VENUS in SAG in sextile with JUPITER stat. in AQ.
Let Love & Friendship flourish. Show your Heart Light to Humanity.

Nov 5
VENUS enters CAP (until March 6) – where she’ll meet PLUTO on mid- until late Dec, and on March 3.
Rock-solid and soulful LOVE that’s real. Power to Love.

VENUS in SAG in Your Chart & Life…

Awesome SAG Body Art – artist & model unknown

…can help your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planetary Archetypes in SAG and the area/s of life relating to the SAG House/s in your birth (and local) chart/s to be magnetic and attract – esp if you have clear focus and Heart intent.

1st House
Theme: Your Presence and Sense of Self
With SAG there: Magnanimous and fun to be around.
VENUS moving through: You’re a magnet. Love yourself fully.

2nd House
Your Values, what you own, literally & metaphorically, incl. your Body and your Business
Your inspiration and uplifting vibes are attractive.

3rd House
Your Environment & Relatives
Wide open spaces to roam around? A multi-cultural world? Or sooo much space between you & them?
A good time to attract (or travel to) people from afar yet near & dear to your Heart.

4th House
Your Home, Origin, Ancestry
Overseas? Around the World?
Time for a loving re-connection to your (many?) roots.

5th House
Your Creative, Playful, Inner Child and Lover
Show your Heart, playfully attract, and keep it free and loving.

6th House
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle
Sporty? Travelling? Marketing? Writing?
A wonderful phase to attract new opportunities for engaging in your service-with-fun.

7th House
Your Partners & Significant Others
They’re sooo much fun to be with, mutually inspiring, great travel mates?
Or a know-it-all / better who try to convince / convert you?
Meet them with Love, and allow for lots of space between you.

8th House
Your Involvement and Sharing with Others. Your Transformations
Share generously & trustingly.
True gifting w/o agenda makes you feel wealthy & happy.

9th House
What gives you Meaning, Your Wisdom, Inspiration, Path and Travels
That ‘SAG House’. 
Soo many growth opportunities that you attract these days. Abundance is an attitude…

10th House
Your Purpose incl Career, Your Public Self
Maybe a teacher, modelling with inspiration, fun, and generosity.
The public loves you, esp. these weeks.
Be out there on your Heart Mission.

11th House
Your Social Side – Engagement with Society, Groups and Friends
From all walks of life, and corners of the Planet. Party time…?!
Enjoy the multitude of fun & inspiring people around you, and how you uplift each other.

12th House
Your Transcendent and Spiritual Self and Union with All-that-Is.
The Universe is vast and infinite. Amazing how you made it here!
Bathe in Cosmic Love and share it out.

Feeling called to explore your Cosmic Map, and how it inspires you on your Earthly Journey?
Come over for Your private Astro session!

Have a LOVE-ley Journey with VENUS in SAG!

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.

Which can lead to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel more connected with yourself and with all-that-IS, in the bigger on-going evolution.
Ultimately, you dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less & less affected, more & more liberated, and self-realized.

I welcome you as a client who is not seeking an ‘old school 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 transition, stuckness, transformational crisis, for new perspectives at a crossroad or dilemma, and for important 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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ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
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Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 16 years I’ve been facilitating them) 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!
Find upcoming events on my Astrology for Self Realization FB Page.

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Very LIBRA New Moon (Oct 6) brings Multi Retro Turnaround – Re-activating our Soul Relations

4 Oct

Thanksgiving & ThanksLiving Blessings,
dear Astro~News Reader!

Here in Canada, we’ll celebrate Thanksgiving on the upcoming long weekend.

In several U.S. states (for how much longer?) Columbus Day will be celebrated the same day as Canadian Thanksgiving, Oct 11. Instead of it, since the early 1990’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day is being honoured as a counter-holiday.

Cultivating balance, and being in Right Relationship are keys for LIBRA, and come up for all of us in the LIBRA season.

And yes, some of you wonder:
“I’m / they are a LIBRA (via SUN sign) yet having all these relationship troubles, and am / are SO not in balance…”

To which I say (nice opportunity to clarify again, under MERCURY retro):
The SUN sign you’re born under doesn’t indicate what you’re ‘good at’, or even what ‘comes natural’ (which is rather shown by your MOON and AC). The SUN is where your Consciousness and Spirit are being activated – a life long journey.


YES – Thanksgiving is coming.
Gratitude is an attitude, and an empowering choice – even in times like this…, at this Harvest Season of the year, and perhaps Harvest Time of a larger cycle.

Cultivating genuine gratitude for what is given, and for the results of what we’ve put in ‘over the Spring and Summer’ (literally and symbolically speaking) is a good practice to generate contentment & inner harmony, and to contemplate the teachings that may show us how to correct our course.

The Very LIBRA New Moon (first of the Season) supports us in…

  • Finding Balance in the ‘Storm’ as it initiates a huge Turnaround of 4 Retro Planets of the record breaking Summer / early Fall:
    PLUTO, SATURN, JUPITER, MERCURY.
  • Carrying Peace, Power, Authority, Gratitude, and Mindfulness into the Turn of Tides that this Season brings.
  • Re-activating our Soul Relations on the Journey.

The LIBRA New Moon and her themes are quite relevant for you, at this choice point time esp. if your SUN / MOON / AC / Planets are in the middle of the cardinal signs, ARIES, CANCER, LIBRA, or CAP. 

For all of us with placements in late CAP where PLUTO hovers these days (years) and for all of us ‘Plutonic’ people – SCORPIO and such -, the PLUTO Turnaround that comes with the New Moon calls to re-source from deep within, and show up soulfully.

JUPITER, the planetary Archetype related to gratitude and seeing the bigger picture, will change directions from retro to direct, on Oct 17.
JUPITER is in 2021 (mostly) in AQ – showing us the gifts of friendship, community & collaboration.
I’m truly grateful for all the gifts this year has brought in that regard – and shall write a gratitude log, to mark them even more clearly.

SATURN, the planetary Archetype associated with challenges, lessons & teachings, is also in AQ, since Dec 2020 until March 2023.
Do we ever notice THAT! So many challenges have been presented to Humanity since, and of course already in 2020 when SATURN was for a while in AQ (late March – early July).
The question is: How do we face these challenges – together (AQ)? Our Humanity matters.

SATURN and JUPITER in AQ are in beneficial Air trine alignment with the LIBRA New Moon ‘bundle’ of SUN / MOON / MARS / MERCURY retro (see chart image below).

AIR is the Predominant Element nowadays…

Phoenix in the Sky – photo by Melanie

…until the end of the LIBRA season (Oct 22) – pretty imbalanced, from a LIBRA perspective, ha-ha.

Yet, just as in a personal chart, since it’s presented the Universe suggests / supports working with it:

Learning, thinking, communicating (GEMINI, where the North Node & LILITH are these days / months) – while MERCURY retro in LIBRA helps us get out of old mental patterns, and of being caught in the mind.

Making well-balanced choices, and being in right relationship (LIBRA, with SUN / MOON / MARS, and MERCURY retro).

Co-creating in synergy with like-spirited / light-spirited / free-spirited friends and in community, for the future of our shared Humanity (AQ, with SATURN and JUPITER, both currently retro, yet turning around on Oct 10 / 17).

The AIR Trine shows us how these 3 ‘components’ work well together.
Even a full Grand AIR Trine of GEM – LI – AQ has been in effect, since the Harvest Moon on Sept 20 which is still with us until the next Full Moon on Oct 20 – a very auspicious time, for all things AIR.
Let’s keep things light!


Let your ideas, choices, and co-visions grow wings!
And let them rise like a Phoenix

Also enticed by VENUS (ruling Planet of LIBRA) going over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO to SAG, on Oct 7.
See Her in the New Moon chart below?

Right Relationship?!

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

LIBRA – painting by Johfa Bosschart

The LIBRA painting to the left symmetrically features SUN & MOON in the Infinity symbol (a # 8 on its side – also reflecting the Major Arcana VIII card in Tarot: Balance).

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

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

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

End of LIBRA is close to the ‘Tipping Point’ cusp over to SCO (which the SUN enters on Oct 22) – choices lead to change / decisions have consequences. The transformation begins.

Voila – here is the LIBRA New Moon chart!

The New Moon will be exact at 4:05 am PDT on Oct 6.

What a LIBRA Concentration, of SUN – MOON – MARS – MERCURY retro!

The SoLunar New Moon Union also meets up with MARS in LIBRA – for the MOON on Oct 6, the New Moon day, and for the SUN on Oct 7 – day of the ‘New Mars’.
And with MERCURY retro in LIBRA – for the MOON on Oct 6, and for the SUN on Oct 9 – day of the ‘New Mercury’ and ‘Day of Enlightening Insights’.

All this in combination is a mouthful…
Definitely geared to get things going again, also via the Turnaround of 4 Planets that the New Moon initiates, after an extended & record breaking Retro phase (of SEVEN Planets between Sept 26 and Oct 6!).

With the ‘New MARS’ (happens every 2 years when the SUN ‘passes’ MARS), a new cycle starts, where Spirit & Consciousness (our ‘True Gold’, the Inner ‘King’ / ‘Queen’ Archetype) leads, and the assertive Warrior (easily hijacked by the ego) follows.

MARS has been ‘ahead’ of the SUN in the last year, after their opposition in Oct 2020, at the half-way point of MARS retro (in ARIES). Ever so much conflict and belligerent energy since – yet it’s been also a time to RE-activate our Inner Warrior of Authenticity.

  • Where are you at, with the ‘War & Peace’ theme, since last year, and at this time?
  • How can we reconcile Self Assertion / Autonomy / Sovereignty (MARS / ARIES) and conscious & fair Win-Win Agreements (incl. to agree to disagree) (SUN / LIBRA)?

The ‘New MERCURY’ = Day of the SUN – MERCURY retro conjunction (and half-way point of M-r from Sept 26 – Oct 18) / ‘Day of Enlightening Insights’ on Oct 9 coincides with MERCURY retro in LIBRA also meeting MARS!

May the conscious & enlightened Warrior Spirit be voiced, and channeled into fairness, justice, and right relationship, on all levels!

And may we make enlightening Win-Win choices for what brings Balance and is a good / better match!

The LIBRA New Moon Initiates the Retro-to-Direct Turnaround Phase of PLUTO, SATURN, JUPITER, and MERCURY

PLUTO turns direct on the DAY of the New Moon, and more turnarounds to come, shortly thereafter.

Hope you’ve been regenerating from old internalized condition(ing)s, have been able to consolidate ‘old business’, and you’re ready to show up with the inner change in the ‘outer’ world.

And isn’t that what’s REquired for deep transformation on all levels – which is what 2020-21 has been so much about?!

PLUTO in late CAP takes the lead in turning around – at 22°29 CAP – (with VIRGO undertone)

Esp. significant for all of us with placements in late CAP where PLUTO hovers these days (years), and for all of us ‘Plutonic’ people – SCORPIO and such…


Helping / catalyzing us from the under-ground up / from the Soul depth out, to purge the Old, and prepare for the transition into the new.

The ‘Old Empire’ expires.
How can we transform our old contracts (LIBRA) with it, and find closure and conclusion (CAP) that brings peace (LIBRA)?

PLUTO turning around on the DAY of the LIBRA New Moon helps (re)activate our Soul Relations – starting with the relationship of our ‘day consciousness’ with Soul, and (more easily and likely from that place) with others Beings (Humans and other Sentient Beings), Places, Activities whom we have a Soul Relationship with.

If things felt quite ‘dead’ and disempowered for you lately, here’s the invitation to regenerate from Soul!

This is what the SABIAN SYMBOL for the PLUTO turnaround degree says:

CAPRICORN 23°
A SOLDIER RECEIVING TWO AWARDS FOR BRAVERY IN COMBAT.

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

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

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

Yes!
The missing piece to find peace may well be inner / self / Higher Self / Soul acknowledgment for having served (
VIRGO theme) the ‘Old Empire’ / paradigm, laws (CAP) well.
Not / no more expecting the external approval / acknowledgment by the ‘boss’ / hierarchy (which would perpetuate the old model, and continue to feed energy to it) to feel complete and in peace / ready to ‘retire’.
And dropping the old model of ‘success’ / ‘failure’ which also set us up for separation, competition, and perpetual striving.

‘Success’ vs. ‘failure’ according to whom?
CAPRICORN 22° in the Sabian Symbols speaks of Integrity in accepting ‘defeat’ gracefully – whereby Inner Strength is shown – more important for the Soul than ‘being the winner’.

Your Soul knows, and shows you…

RE-compense – balancing of accounts… so LIBRA & CAP in combination.
Thank you PLUTO, for your out-of-retro gift, delivered by the LIBRA New Moon!

RE-view of all the RETRO Themes

During the now integrating Super Retro phase, we’ve been called to go backwards / inwards, to REsolve and RElease, esp. when it comes to old low and unconscious, perhaps karmically ‘inherited’, vibrations of…

MERCURY in LIBRA (retro Sept 26 – Oct 18)
Old mental patterns that revolve around old issues of fairness, balance, justice, peace, culture, and right relationship.

JUPITER in AQ (has been retro since June 20 – until Oct 17) – was already in PISCES May 13 – July 28, a different story…
Assumptions and presumed understanding of ‘the system’, leading to arrogance – or naivete. Themes of insiders and outsiders…
What do we really know about society, humanity, and all living and technological systems and organizations?

SATURN in AQ (retro May 23 – Oct 10)
Old REpetitive patterns, karma, blocks and obstacles of being alone and isolated, an outsider – shunned, blamed, discriminated, ‘in the cold’, or of not being able to relate to ‘the people’ / society.

CHIRON in AR (retro July 15 – Dec 19)
Old stressful survival mode wounds. Or: “I’m the first / only one here?!”

URANUS in TAU (retro Aug 19 – Jan 19, 2022)
Old attachments and sticky habits that prevent our true freedom.

NEPTUNE in PI (retro June 25 – Dec 1)
Old overwhelm, confusion, delusions, addictions, feeling victimized and deceived (or not realizing you are), and ways of ‘checking out’ and giving up.

PLUTO in CAP (retro Apr 27 – Oct 6)
Dealing with / projecting power onto old (outer and inner) powers-that-be-not-much-longer that oppress and abuse and with inner old control patterns.

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

MERCURY in LIBRA
Finding out about the other side of the story. Considering & talking to ‘the opponent’, and seeing their view. Negotiating of win-win, or agree-to-disagree.
Finding inner peace, regardless the outer polarization.
Seeing what the common ground is. Yet also, what fairness requires, and how justice needs to be seen to be done.

JUPITER in AQ
Outgrowing old social / societal dynamics, finding our shared humanity, the gift of like-spirited groups and friends, and the opportunities of collaboration and co-creation.
Better together, for our shared future.

SATURN in AQ
Standing in our intrinsic authority & responsibility, and contributing it to society.

CHIRON in AR 
The ‘wound’ carries the Medicine. Bravely meeting early wounds, being direct and authentic (maybe for the first time), and taking the first step in this ‘new world’ – the most important one.

URANUS in TAU 
Embodying Freedom from within.

NEPTUNE in PI
Dropping into Unity Consciousness, in the Unified Field.

PLUTO in CAP
Empowered by and for Evolution, as The Old Empire Expires.

Also catalyzed by the LIBRA New Moon:
VENUS goes over the ‘Phoenix Point’, and rises in SAG, on Oct 7

Phoenix Beauty – artist unknown

VENUS, in the last 3 weeks in deep-down SCORPIO, makes an upward-onward move over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG, on the day after the LIBRA New Moon where She’ll fly freely until Nov 5.

Spreading our Wings. Love A-Rising. Walking in Truth, Freedom, and Beauty.

Here’s the ASTRO~News article dedicated to Her Journey in SAG.

And lastly, let’s also explore the…

Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 13°24′ LIBRA

LIBRA 14°
IN THE HEAT OF THE NOON HOUR A MAN TAKES A SIESTA

KEYNOTE
The need for recuperation within the social pattern of everyday activity

At the emotional-cultural level, humanity today is not able to sustain constant activity. There must be rest periods, siestas or coffee breaks, during which the individual withdraws within their own sphere of selfhood, not only for physical relaxation but for allowing the strange, but evidently necessary play of dream fantasies. Social structuring cannot be maintained healthfully without breaks, in whatever climate humans may live. Besides, the body needs quiet and relaxation from nervous tension after what is often the main meal of the day.

This fourth stage symbol can be seen as emphasizing the need for techniques of RELAXATION, and the need to allow the functions of body and psyche to “digest,” free from external pressures, the complex experiences of social living and particularly of business.”

Love it!
So simple and true – yet often neglected in the ’24/7 productivity mode’ of humanity (mid-LIBRA has an AQ undertone) in our post-modern times – causing stress, competitiveness, and ever so much striving to ‘accomplish’ (shadows of CAP which PLUTO shows now too).
YES, all the Retro’s in combination with the LIBRA New Moon / first New Moon of the Fall / Winter half of the year where the ‘Realm of the Moon’ and of darkness is stronger – in contrast to the Solar Spring / Summer half suggest:
Just like Nature and in accord with Natural Law, we Humans too need Balance through Regeneration.

Where mid-LIBRA is in your chart…

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

If you have your AC, MC, SUN, MOON, or planets in (esp. mid) LIBRA these sides and inner Archetypes of you move into a new cycle, and a new seed is planted that invoke Balance through tending to Soul Power, and re-connecting with Soul Relations.

Mid LIBRA in your…. House:
Invite renewed soulful Balance to…

1st House
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House
Your Environment, the Mentality around you

4th House
Your Home, Family Origin, Ancestry

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

6th House
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House
Your Partnerships with Significant Others

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

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

10th House
Your Purpose incl Career, Your Public Self

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

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

Blessings for the LIBRA New Moon & Beyond!

Melanie    

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Which can lead to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel more connected with yourself and with all-that-IS, in the bigger on-going evolution.
Ultimately, you dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less & less affected, more & more liberated, and self-realized.

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

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Sept 22, 2021: Fall Equinox / Mabon – Perfect Balance?

23 Sep

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Reader,

Yesterday Sept 22, 2021 at 12:21 pm PDT (nice symmetry), the SUN entered LIBRA – the Beginning of Fall 2021!
Much more going on in LIBRA already, via MERCURY (now in pre-retro ‘storm’), and MARS.

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

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

Amazing Sand Art by Jim Denevan, in Sydney AUS

Yesterday, the SUN crosses from VIRGO to LIBRA, the cosmic point of ‘Perfect Balance’.

This week, the days and nights are (almost) exactly equally long in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, as the SUN is exactly above the Equator! Equi-nox literally means in Latin: Equal night.

Here’s a nice simple and clear astronomical Equinox illustration, together with some deets about why daylight & night time are not exactly (ha, VIRGO) equal at Equinox, around the globe.

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with the cardinal Turning Points of the Equinoxes (incl. Mabon = Fall Equinox) and Solstices, and the fixed ‘Gates of Power

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


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


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


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

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

 

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

ARIES – LIBRA Dynamics for Starters…

Quite a shift from the Harvest Moon on Sept 20, with a big outpouring of abundance, yet also harvest in karmic and spiritual ways.
The ‘Birth’ of the Autumn season carries quite a dynamic signature: The ARIES MOON with CHIRON, opposing SUN, MARS, then MERCURY in LIBRA.
Acting on choices, yet also feeling the newness and rawness of a fresh life with choices made… vulnerable yet also healing…

The AIR is Everywhere…

Speaking of Balance: Such a strong emphasis on the AIR Element, in GEM (North Node, LILITH), LIBRA (SUN, MARS, MERCURY), and AQ (SATURN and JUPITER, both retro).
Even a Grand Air Trine – lots of opportunities and possibilities – if we expand our thinking and are connecting with like-minded folks, talk, learn, come together.

The WATER Element is very imbalanced, and just represented by VENUS in SCO where ‘she’s in ‘exile’ (ruling TAU), taking us to depths with our love (maybe literally or metaphorically at the edge of death), and NEPTUNE in ethereal / ‘watery’ PISCES, showing, we’re all connected.
Quenching waters are urgently needed, after the looong and dry Summer, incl. Wildfires. ONE World!

Lots of retro energy – yet also shifting:

Super Retro Early Fall

Sept 26 – Oct 6 the RETRO RECORD phase of the Year – with SEVEN of them:
MERCURY, JUPITER, SATURN, CHIRON, URANUS, NEPTUNE, PLUTO.

October kicks off the turnaround from retro to direct.

PLUTO will be the first one to go direct, on Oct 6, followed by SATURN on Oct 10, JUPITER, on Oct 17, and MERCURY on Oct 18.

* A great time to go deeper into what’s been ‘stored away’ and ‘left behind’, on all levels.


* A wonderful time for us introverts.


* Good (always is) for gaining inner & spiritual perspective on the ‘outside world’.


* A time to fully regenerate (rather than do what we’ve always done and see the same effects…).

What’s the message of all these Retro’s this early Fall?


Looks like we’re called to go backwards / inwards, to REsolve and RElease, esp. when it comes to old low and unconscious, perhaps karmically ‘inherited’, vibrations of…

MERCURY in LIBRA (retro Sept 26 – Oct 18)
Old mental patterns that revolve around old issues of fairness, balance, justice, peace, culture, and right relationship.

JUPITER in AQ (has been retro since June 20 – until Oct 17) – was already in PISCES May 13 – July 28, a different story…
Assumptions and presumed understanding of ‘the system’, leading to arrogance – or naivete. Themes of insiders and outsiders…What do we know about society, humanity, and all living and technological systems and organizations?

SATURN in AQ (retro May 23 – Oct 10)
Old REpetitive patterns, karma, blocks and obstacles of being alone and isolated, an outsider – shunned, blamed, discriminated, ‘in the cold’, or of not being able to relate to ‘the people’ / society.

CHIRON in AR (retro July 15 – Dec 19)
Old stressful survival mode wounds. Or: “I’m the first / only one here?!”

URANUS in TAU (retro Aug 19 – Jan 19, 2022)
Old attachments and sticky habits that prevent our true freedom.

NEPTUNE in PI (retro June 25 – Dec 1)
Old overwhelm, confusion, delusions, addictions, feeling victimized and deceived (or not realizing you are), and ways of ‘checking out’ and giving up.

PLUTO in CAP (retro Apr 27 – Oct 6)
Old (outer and inner) powers that oppress and abuse, old control patterns.

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

MERCURY in LIBRA
Finding out about the other side of the story. Talking to ‘the opponent’, and seeing their view. Negotiating of win-win, or agree-to-disagree.
Finding inner peace, regardless the outer polarization.
Seeing what the common ground is. Yet also, what fairness requires, and how justice needs to be seen to be done.

JUPITER in AQ
Finding our shared humanity, the gift of like-spirited groups and friends, and the opportunities of collaboration and co-creation. Better together, for our shared future.

SATURN in AQ
Standing in our intrinsic authority & responsibility, and contributing it to society.

CHIRON in AR 
The ‘wound’ carries the Medicine. Bravely meeting early wounds, being direct and authentic (maybe for the first time), and taking the first step in this ‘new world’ – the most important one.

URANUS in TAU 
Embodying Freedom from within.

NEPTUNE in PI
Dropping into Unity Consciousness, in the Unified Field.

PLUTO in CAP
Empowered by and for Evolution, as The Old Empire Expires.

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

Here are the most significant cosmic Events – stay tuned to articles addressing each one of them!

* Super LIBRAn New Moon on Oct 6, with SUN / MOON / MARS / MERCURY retro united.


* Retro to direct energy (Oct 6, 10, 17, 18, and another wave on Dec 1 & 19)
From old / inner Understanding, Authority, and Power to Transformation in the ‘outside world’.

* Very SCO New Moon on Nov 4, with SUN / MOON / MARS / MERCURY just back in late LI.

* SAG New Moon / Total Solar Eclipse on Dec 3


End of old Stories & Beliefs

* Nodal Shift into SCO – TAU on Dec 23

Blessings for the Fall Equinox, and beyond!

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.

Which can lead to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel more connected with yourself and with all-that-IS, in the bigger on-going evolution.
Ultimately, you dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less & less affected, more & more liberated, and self-realized.

I welcome you as a client who is not seeking an ‘old school 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 transition, stuckness, transformational crisis, for new perspectives at a crossroad or dilemma, and for important 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!

From time to time, I have OFFERS on which you can find on my Astrology for Self Realization FB Page.

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
via Courses, Workshops, and Embodied Astrology

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 16 years I’ve been facilitating them) 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!
Find upcoming events on my Astrology for Self Realization FB Page.

DONATIONS

If you feel the Astro~News Blog with Astro~Weather & Astro~Medicine that I write about on-goingly has good value for you in your navigation with the cosmic currents, you’re welcome to offer a donation via e-transfer to my email address licht@islandnet.com.
You can also donate directly via PayPal here. 

Received in gratitude! ♥

End of PISCES – VIRGO Full Moon (Sept 20) with NEPTUNE – Spiritual Harvest

19 Sep

Dear Ones,
What a Full Moon Wave has been building up!

Yes, the upcoming Full MOON will be at the very end of PISCES – VIRGO.
Late PISCES also has a PISCES undertone (ask me about these decanates = segments in each sign if you wonder…).
And it comes with NEPTUNE aka Poseidon, Ruler of the Sea – and of PISCES.

Big Wave of Interconnectedness.
The Nature of the Universe, and our True Nature is ONE.
Nothing is separate, all is connected, inviting us to relax & surrender into the Unifying Field of Love.
On a global & collective level, we hopefully really ‘get it’ by now that we live in One World – an expression of the Web of Life.

Speaking of the Water Element:
We’ve seen more than usual sudden abundant rain fall here on the West Coast. And it’s hurricane season in other parts of Planet Earth.

The ‘crest’ of this current Big Wave will be reached with the Full MOON in oceanic PISCES – pouring out abundant Harvest.

Great Wave of Kanagawa
by Japanese Master Katsushika Hokusai

Perhaps a precursor for the JUPITER – NEPTUNE conjunction in PISCES in April 2022 – which will be huge.
NEPTUNE, the Ruler of PISCES, and JUPITER, former Ruler of PISCES unite every 13 years, but they haven’t been together in PISCES since 1856 (10 years after NEPTUNE was discovered)!

With the big spectrum and paradoxical nature of PISCES, their union can represent a lot – all along the lines of trustingly letting go of an old vibration, and opening for a new spiritual vibration coming in…
Or, if you will:
It’s all coming together in a new way as the Old is falling apart.
More about it as we get closer to JUPITER entering PISCES, on Dec 28, 2021.

The upcoming JUPITER – NEPTUNE conjunction in PI is in a way a response to the historic SATURN – PLUTO conjunction on Jan 12, 2020 in SATURN ruled CAP – the starting point of the end and transformation of the ‘Old Empire’.

Perhaps, the 2022 JUPITER – NEPTUNE conjunction is another indicator of the ‘wash-up’ and ‘wash-out’ of the PISCES AGE?
Esp. when it comes of toxic, addictive, overwhelming, escapist energies, and of the co-dependent triad of victim – perpetrator – saviour / martyr…
What’s your sense is coming (and leaving)?

The two Planets united in their (modern / trad.) ruled sign PISCES also remind us of blessings, miracles, grace, gratitude, trust and faith – an uplifting and unifying energy when we see the big picture (JUPITER) that connects (NEPTUNE). Let’s invite such divine gifts!

Back to what’s currently on the horizon:

This is the last of FOUR cuspy Summer Full Moons

Cusps are about transitions, interfaces / what phases out (end of a Zodiac sign) and what comes in (next sign).

  • JUNE 24
    Early CAP – CAN Summer Solstice Full Moon

  • JULY 23 / 24
    FM at the very beginning of AQ – LEO

  • AUG 22
    FM at the very end of AQ – LEO – ‘Blue AQ – LEO Full Moon’ on the ‘Sphinx Point

  • SEPT 20
    Harvest FM at the very end of PI – VIR – just 2 days before Fall Equinox

So much transition energy nowadays…
Old Worlds phasing out, for better or worse, and simply: for evolution. Bringing out new impulses. Maybe you also felt with some of the Full Moons a fresh Light fully shone (likely more the two first ones), or a fruition and completion (likely more with the two last ones).

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

Harvest Moon

Why is the Full Moon closest to the Fall Equinox called Harvest Moon?

And is it really bigger than the other Full Moons?

Here are some astronomical features and trad. name background, at EarthSky.


In the progressions of seasons & the growth season of 2021, this is a good time to acknowledge what has ripened and come to fruition – from the Spring & Summer, and from longer phases!


Let’s see where we’re at, with the Harvest theme, astrologically.

SO much is coming now to fruition…

  • In the 6 months since the VIRGO – PISCES Full Moon with SUN – NEPTUNE, on Feb 27, 2021 and PISCES New Moon with SUN – MOON – NEPTUNE – VENUS on March 13, 2021…
  • And even since the VIRGO – PISCES Full Moon, also with SUN – NEPTUNE, on March 9, 2020!

Lots of PISCES activation with the New Moons and Full Moons in / since the 2020 / 2021 PISCES seasons!

  • How about reflecting on these ever so ‘immersive’ 18 months since March 2020?
  • How have you been surfing with and out of the soup of collective vibes?
  • What helped you with not getting overwhelmed and lost, and to keep your vibrations high, connective, and loving?

Seems like we’re ripe for emerging from not so conducive collective vibes (NEPTUNE retro in PI) & for showing up in a whole new way of Being (ARIES where CHIRON is awaiting the post-Full Equinox Moon) and for being at-One (PI) with One Another (LIBRA)!
Feeling it?

Full Moon Sequence connecting with Transpersonal Planets (all of them retro!)

Golden Moon – photo from a friend in Germany

Striking:

The 3 Full Moons connect/ed in sequence with PLUTO / SATURN, JUPITER, NEPTUNE – and the next one with CHIRON / URANUS.
During a phase while all these Planets are retro.

Fully catalyzing what’s been building up, not just month-to-month, but over time / historically, on deeper and collective levels:

  • JULY 23 / 24
    FM on the cusp of AQ – LEO, with the Full MOON right between PLUTO retro in CAP and SATURN retro in AQ.

    Bringing to light & fruition (Full MOON) the intensification and simultaneously death & transformation (PLUTO) of ‘Old World’ / ‘Old Empire’ / hierarchical, authority & subordination based structures / modi operandi (CAP).
    Leading over to the building of new systems and new ways of collaborating (AQ) which (yes!) requires work, responsibility, commitment, and consistency (SATURN). All worth it, since:
    Our Shared Humanity Matters.
  • AUG 22
    FM at the very end of AQ – LEO – ‘Blue AQ – LEO Full Moon’ on the ‘Sphinx Point‘, with the Full MOON close to JUPITER retro in AQ.

    Revealing what can be seen and observed (JUPITER) with awareness (VIR): Our True Nature, beyond facades, masks, personas, appearances, positions, accomplishments, problems, issues, relationships.
    The essence of our Human Nature (AQ) that unites us (PI) is Love (LEO).
  • SEPT 20
    FM at the very end of PI – VIR – the Harvest Moon, with the Full MOON close to NEPTUNE retro in PI.

    Such a Harvest energy – not just of another epic Summer – also related to layers of old PISCES AGE paradigms.
    Where beliefs, addictions, delusions, and the co-dependent and self-perpetuating triad of victim – perpetrator – saviour / martyr have played central roles in the collective consciousness.

    With the incoming MERCURY retro (going into pre-retro ‘storm’, and making more waves), it’s an excellent time to re-view and journal about what has come to fruition, seasonally and as a stage or even era of life, and about your involvement in the Old World. And to offer gratitude to the concluding, and blessings to the transition into the new.
    MERCURY rules VIRGO – being clear, rational, aware and critical, rather than spinning in scarcity / concern mode.

And the sequence continues:

  • OCT 22
    The next FM at the end of ARIES – LIBRA will be exactly between CHIRON retro in AR and URANUS retro in TAU.

    Helping us heal of old stressful survival mode wounds (CHIRON / AR), and break free from old attachments & sticky habits that prevent our true freedom (URANUS in TAU).

Freshly Locally Organic & Oceanic – photo by Melanie, Sept 2021

So, what does the PISCES – VIRGO Harvest MOON on Sept 20 with all her ‘Entourage’ deliver?

Many attributes.
Many factors involved.

And a big WAVE going out.

Here’s the list of deets (cuz VIRGO loves it):

  • FULL MOON with NEPTUNE (Ruler of PI) retro at the end of PISCES – in opposition (Full Moon axis) with…

  • SUN end of VIRGO approaching MARS in LIBRA; both wrapping around the Fall Equinox Point
    The SUN will catch up with MARS on Oct 7, on the day after the LIBRA New Moon.

  • MERCURY (Ruler of VIR) end of LIBRA, in stationary ‘storm’ (starts on Sept 20 / goes retro on Sept 26), in square with PLUTO retro / stat. (going direct on Oct 6) end of CAP.

  • Grand Air Trine, with North Node / LILITH in GEM, MARS in LIBRA, and SATURN retro in AQ.
    That auspicious configuration will be with us until early Oct.

  • VENUS in SCO (in ‘exile’ there) about to oppose URANUS retro in TAU (in ‘fall’ there) – exact on Sept 23 (once a year).

  • It’s the Harvest Moon 2021 – closest FM to Fall Equinox (Sept 22).
    The change of seasons brings some significant shifts into a more ‘dynamic’ cosmic pattern, with SUN – MARS in LIBRA, and the MOON in ARIES – a call for bold (yet well-informed as MERCURY is about to go retro) choices.

This much for my ‘laundry list’ of the current cosmic weather ‘system’.

Let’s sort out, break down, and thread together (a la VIRGO) what these factors & patterns are about – and esp. find out:
What would help YOU to be in alignment
(VIR) and flow (PI) with the cosmic weather, and to ‘ride the waves’ in integrity, rather than getting overwhelmed or swept away (low PI vibes)…   

Best to start with illustrating it all with the

Chart of the Harvest Moon

The exact FULL MOON – last one of Summer 2021 – will be on Mon Sept 20 at 4:55 pm PDT / Tue Sept 21 at 12:55 am GDT.

Quite the Juxtaposition of SUN / MARS on the VIR – LIBRA cusp and NEPTUNE / MOON end of PISCES

Both sides very cuspy, with the SoLunar pair & entourage on opposite ends of the two sacred Equinox points.
…which are also the gateways into the ‘realm of the SUN’ (longer daylight than night hours) at the Spring Equinox, and into the ‘realm of the MOON’ (longer night hours than daylight) at the Fall Equinox.

Balance and bridging between two polar opposites is key:

  • Solar reason and a dance of alignment, negotiation, strategy / choices / decisions

  • Lunar attuning to the overall ‘atmosphere’, noticing when vibes are toxic, contaminated, weird, confused, overwhelming, based on imagination, fantasy, wishful thinking, prone to illusion, delusion, ‘too good / bad to be true’.
    And what it takes to let that go, bless what IS, raise the vibrations, come back to Connectedness and Oneness.

Starts with the awareness that there IS this polarity playing out now.

How can we reconcile both Yang-Yin energies?
The polarization reminds me of the Eagle & Dove symbol for the start of MERCURY’s immanent Retro Journey, on Sept 26.

Full MOON / NEPTUNE: A Big Wave of Interconnectedness, in the Unified Field, the Web of Life.

To which VIRGO says:
Notice how everything connects with everything, in the large and cosmic, the macrocosm as in the microcosm?
What are the specific laws governing these awe inspiring alignments?

PISCES just IS in awe…

Virgo and Mercury – painting by Johfra Bosschart

Personally, with all the late VIRGO (= ‘double’ VIR) energy we’re called to be in alignment with our Higher / Soul Self and be motivated by service.

The ‘Earth Angel’ represents all this beautifully.

Always room for improvement, says VIRGO…
What’s the ‘work on Self’ / the on-going practice you get energy from that you can put into service?

With the PISCES energy ‘across’ it’s all about Spiritual Practice.
Well, anything can be Spiritual Practice.
An on-going Spiritual Harvest.

In this very VIRGO time, how about – for a change from the busy-ness:
Praying, asking for help (humans, angels, spirit guides), taking rest, going for a walk, being out there, esp. by the water…?

Mercurial Mix-up?

Well, yeah, we heard it many times, many ways:
Another MERCURY retro ‘season’ is impending, this time all in LIBRA, starting on Sept 26 – yet the ‘stormy’ lead-in begins already – bingo: on Sept 20, the DAY of the Harvest Moon (which happens to be also the day of the Cdn Federal snap Elections – greeeaaat timing, just kidding).

Clearly, the Harvest Moon, with the SUN in MERCURY’s ruled sign VIR catalyzes the MERCURY retro phase.
At the onset of which the mind (furthest ‘ahead of the game’) tends to be on overdrive, and think it ‘drives the bus’.

Which can look like: over-thinking, being too much in the head, (in LIBRA) over-weighing of pros and cons, always finding more arguments either way, being stalled, paralyzed and indecisive.

Good news:
Between Oct 7 – 9, the SUN, MERCURY retro, and MARS all meet in LIBRA – shortly after the LIBRA New Moon on Oct 6 – helping with making bold & well informed decisions.

Also in the equation: PLUTO.
MERCURY, at the onset of going retro forms from end of LIBRA a cardinal square with (also slow moving) PLUTO end of CAP (triple activation Sept 22, Oct 1, and again after the retro phase on Nov 2).
Fairness, Balance, Justice, Government, Laws… so much up now for re-examination.
Power to Change – naaaah, not your mind, but to change being controlled by it.

PLUTO in CAP will be the first of 7(!) Planets to go out of retro, on Oct 6 (day of the LIBRA New Moon).
From having found Power and Resourcefulness within (rather than projecting it on the outside / playing power games), how can the resulting transformation look like ‘on the outside’?
Of course, reflected in our empowered choices.

Grand Air Trine Support

Yes, there are opportunities and gifts coming in, through the supportive Trine alignment in the 3 AIR signs:
The Lunar North Node and LILITH in early GEM, MARS in early LIBRA, and SATURN in early AQ, now retro / stationary (going direct on Oct 10).
The alignment is active between mid-Sept when MARS entered LI and early Oct.

A Trine is not a ‘must’ (no pressure), rather an opportunity that reveals its benefits if we engage in it.

What are its components that offer to work in nice synergy – if we let them?

  • The Lunar North Node, now in its last months (until Dec 23) in GEM, invites us to be curious, ask good questions, inquire, go into dialogue (rather than – SN in SAG – assume, judge / have prejudices, or: blindly believe).
    LILITH next to it brings a spiritual element in, as we let deep inquiry questions from our unconditioned / pre-conditioned Self arise, and show us more about our ‘Wild and Free’ Nature.
  • MARS in LIBRA (Sept 14 – Oct 30) brings out the passionate Warrior of Fairness, Justice, and Right Relationship.
    On Sept 21, MARS goes into exact Air trine with the North Node in early GEM
    Lots of opportunity to passionately talk and learn from each other, about these topics.
    On Sept 25 – 27, MARS in early LIBRA in Grand Air Trine with SATURN retro in early AQ and with LILITH (next to the NN) in early GEM
    We the People have a social responsibility.
    Time to un-condition ourselves, don’t buy into an old narrative anymore, ask important questions, and assert what’s fair and just, in the social contract and for society.
  • SATURN retro / stationary in AQ has been teaching us in its retro phase since mid-May how to be in our inner authority and self-responsibility, in group / social / societal context (AQ).

What are the opportunities that present themselves now to you, to engage with one another in new, more mutually beneficial, synergistic, collaborative, and innovative ways?

Lastly, let’s take a look at the

Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon, at 28°13′ PISCES

Since it’s still close to 28° PI yet usually the Sabian Symbol for the following ’rounded-up’ degree is taken, I’d like to offer also the one for 29° PI – second last of the Zodiac!

PISCES 28°
A FERTILE GARDEN UNDER THE FULL MOON REVEALS A VARIETY OF FULL-GROWN VEGETABLES

KEYNOTE: 
The full satisfaction of the individual’s basic needs

This symbol would seem a duplication of the preceding one, but if it is related to the first of this five-fold series (Phase 356) it’s meaning becomes clear.
What is stressed now is not the Full Moon itself or its light, but the Moon’s power to call forth the instinctive urge for growth; many things respond in many different ways.
The symbol refers to a typical garden, not to a field. Such a garden contains a variety of plants, herbs and vegetables grown specifically to fill an equal variety of human needs and tastes.

In this sense the third symbol of this seventy-second sequence combines the meanings of the first two. It is a symbol of ABUNDANCE, an abundance fitted to individualized requirements and wants.”

Oh – what a beautiful symbol for the Harvest Moon! Full circle.
Full-filling fruition.
Let’s envision and offer gratitude for the abundance of life.

PISCES 29°
LIGHT BREAKING INTO MANY COLORS THROUGH A PRISM

KEYNOTE:
The analytical power of the mind necessary for the formulation of life processes in their many aspects

Cycles of existence begin in unity and end in what I have called “multi-unity.” At the stage of consummation the many individual differences are totaled; they constitute a sum.
Within that sum — a unified total — the inevitability of the future process of differentiation is implied, because every cycle leaves a mass of waste products slowly returning to the unconscious state of chemical matter, of “humus.”
What the symbol tells us is that unity will always break again into multiplicity. The “prism” is always there. There is no absolute unity; if anything could be called “absolute” it is the relationship between the One and the Many.

This fourth stage symbol of the concluding five-fold sequence of phases points to the fundamental type of operation in all modes of existence. The most beautiful and seemingly everlasting experience of unity will in time be superseded by the need to attend to a multiplicity of details. Existence implies DIFFERENTIATION.”

What a contrast and reflection(!) of unification and differentiation!

The All in / as an expression of the One (Light), and the One in all aspects of life.
The unifying Oneness (for some God, the Divine) –
PISCES – is in all things, small (VIR) and in the diversity (GEM) of Life.

The Relationship (also a Full Moon theme) between the One and the All is the Big Mystery.

Blessings for the Spiritual Harvest, Universe-All Abundance, and Multi-Unity that this Full Moon attunes us to!

Melanie

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MERCURY retro in LIBRA (Sept 26 – Oct 18) – Peace of Mind & Mind of Peace :: Cosmic RE-lief & Toolkit

18 Sep

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

What a wild world we’re in!

Let’s take time to take a breather, RE-flect, read what’s been shelved away / hidden / ‘lost’, RE-connect with Spirit, and with people we haven’t been in touch for a while…

  • Time to be curious, ask new questions, commune & communicate, just because, and because you never know where it leads!
  • Let’s invite and encourage the Messenger to re-trieve lost-in-translation info and news.
  • Time to practice common sense, and a good sense of humour.

Yep, obviously, these are all MERCURY retro ‘prescriptions’.

About time for another round of ‘good Trickster Medicine’

Balinese Monkeys – as seen VERY retro (on my visit on the Island of Gods – in this case Hanuman in 1988) – photo by moi

…and to be aware of & identify the ‘Monkey Mind’ rather than (‘as usual’) having it run the show.

MERCURY is now gearing up, or rather: down (it’s literally slowing down its speed from Earth perspective), for its next retro round / loop.

This time fully / exclusively in LIBRA – where the Messenger of the Gods dances around, fence- or bridge-sits, chooses, decides, and re-decides what seems like forever.

Yep, MERCURY will be extensively in LIBRA (since Aug 29, until Nov 5), due to its upcoming retro phase (Sept 26 – Oct 18).

While the MERCURY in LIBRA article covers the overall energy of the current Mercurial phase, this one here is all about the MERCURY Retro phenomenon, in its LIBRAn ‘costume’.

Esp. affecting those of us with LIBRA placements (via SUN, MOON, Planets, AC), and for all of us the area of life that the LIBRA House in our charts points to.
And bringing everything LIBRA (yep, choices, balance, compatibility, relatedness, fairness, justice…) to our attention.

I bet you already noticed early symptoms in the last days…

The pre-retro ‘shadow’ started on Sept 7.

The pre-retro ‘storm’ starts on the Harvest Moon day, Sept 20 – yay, also the day of the Cdn federal ‘snap’ elections – now can turn out ‘interesting’!

MERCURY will add to the record of SEVEN Planets retro, in its early retro phase (Sept 26 – Oct 6)

Whoa – MERCURY going retro triggers the absolute retro record of 2021 (SEVEN Planets Sept 26 – Oct 6).
Key is to go inwards and re-source from within.

More about Retro Record Summer / early Fall 2021 in this article.

Yet, MERCURY also initiates Turning Points. During MERCURY retro in LIBRA, several Planets will turn from retro to direct:

PLUTO in CAP on Oct 6

SATURN in AQ on Oct 10

JUPITER in AQ on Oct 17, and of course

MERCURY in LIBRA on Oct 18.

Alchemist MERCURY helps with the shifts – as we’re called to stay in balance & equanimity in the turnaround ‘Storms’.
While it’s also hurricane season.

What a LIBRAN Season!

VENUS Rules LIBRA – painting by Johfra Bosschart

VENUS already danced through LIBRA Aug 15 – Sept 10, while MERCURY further initiated the LIBRAn momentum on Aug 29, followed by MARS on Sept 14 (until Oct 30). The SUN will ‘as usual’ enter LIBRA at Fall Equinox, Sept 22.

The LIBRA New Moon on Oct 6 will feature SUN / MOON / MARS closely united, and MERCURY retro ahead of them.

Choices, choices, choices…?

A very stirred-up & agitated rather than even keel & smooth sailing / nice & pleasant LIBRAn phase this year…

….as MARS & MERCURY (incl retro) show us how important it is to gather info, talk to people, re-flect on things, and (re)consider various aspects, before making a pro-active choice & move (rather than re-act, and making one’s choices too dependent on others.


From Oct 30 on, when MARS enters SCO, the LIBRAn phase will give way to SCO, for well informed win-win decisions leading to powerful / empowering transformations.

And by then, JUPITER & SATURN in AQ, and PLUTO in CAP will have turned from retro to direct.
A better time to set a good foundation for collaborating, and building for the future (while presently, at the onset of M-r, it seems pre-mature).

Some Tidbits for MERCURY Retro (M-r) Newbies

MERCURY retro is an optical illusion from Earth perspective.
Of course, it doesn’t ‘actually’ from time to time go backwards in the Zodiac, from the central Solar vantage point.

However, due to its elliptic orbit around the Sun, in relation to the almost exactly circular orbit of the Earth around the Sun, from our terrestrial perspective, MERCURY appears to alternate between going quite fast, going slow, and even ‘falling back’ when retro.

MERCURY goes retro 3 times a year / every 4 months, for about 3 weeks. The Zodiac area covered by the retro motion is 10 – 15 degrees.
Because of that regularity the retro phases are in each year in the same element (in 2021 in the AIR signs AQ / GEM / LIBRA): Jan 30 – Feb 20 in AQ, May 29 – June 22 in GEM, Sept 26 – Oct 18 in LIBRA.
The pattern of M-r phases itself goes retro in the Zodiac too (will be in AIR / EARTH in 2022, and EARTH in 2023).

What’s the Cosmic Weather on Earth, during MERCURY’s extensive traveling in LIBRA (Aug 29 – Nov 5), incl. retro-bound (Sept 26 – Oct 18)?

Lots of Cosmic Happenings during MERCURY in equitable LIBRA that we’ll witness, think, talk, report about.

By being consciously aware of themes evoked by those happenings we can find out what’s a fit for us / what our relationship to those themes is.
E.g. with VENUS in SCO, how we relate to immersing ourselves deeply in what’s under the surface, hidden, covered, taboo, and getting to know people more intimately.

More about these themes in separate articles closer to the dates (those that are already on are posted).

SEPT 5 – 7
LOTS of Planetary Alignments, on the days surrounding the New Moon

SEPT 6 / 7
Labour Day VIRGO New Moon trine URANUS

SEPT 10
VENUS entered SCO (until Oct 7)

SEPT 14
MARS entered LIBRA (until Oct 30)

SEPT 20
Harvest Full Moon, at the very end of PISCES – VIRGO

SEPT 22
Fall Equinox – the SUN enters LIBRA

OCT 6
LIBRA New Moon with MARS & MERCURY retro
PLUTO end of CAP goes direct again

OCT 7
VENUS enters SAG (until Nov 5)

OCT 10
SATURN in AQ goes direct again

OCT 17
JUPITER in AQ goes direct again

OCT 22
The SUN enters SCO

OCT 30
MARS enters SCO (until Dec 13)

NOV 4
SCO New Moon with MARS & MERCURY

NOV 5
VENUS enters CAP (until March 6, due to retro phase Dec 19 – Jan 29)

Sounds like the Mercurial Messenger has lots of messages from the Gods (and Humans) to convey!!!

Not a boring, or rather retreated M-r phase – esp. compliments the boost from MARS, consistently close to MERCURY.

MERCURY – MARS can show up as fierce, angry, assertive, divisive debates, verbal attacks, and information that stirs people up to act.

Yet, MARS is an ego Planet (helping you to act on your desires), and MERCURY retro shows how the ‘Monkey Mind’ runs the show.

Therefore, I suggest to let the 1st half of M-r (until Oct 9) run its course, before making any significant choice / move. You’ll do it from a different place after that shift – if you align with the energies.

Time to come back to Spirit, Consciousness, and the Heart.
Helps with balance & right relationship, says M-r in LIBRA.

MERCURY close-up – magical

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

  • Going with the Flow & Magic of MERCURY Retro…
  • MERCURY Retro in LIBRA and its Connections with other Planetary Players
  • Where’s MERCURY’s LIBRA Retro dance happening in Your Chart & Life?

And – going even deeper:

  • 7-Phase Sequence of the MERCURY Retro Timeline
  • Sabian Symbols of the Start and Finish Degrees of MERCURY Retro – Amazing Messages…
  • Timeless and Timely MERCURY Retro REminders
  • My Seasoned MERCURY Retro Tips & Seasonal Tool Kit 

Going with the Flow & Magic of MERCURY retro…

Mercury doing its retro somersaults again…

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

No way! Are you telling me…..?

YEP, the ‘inevitable’ is happening again:

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

All in LIBRA this time (from 25°28′ back to 10°08′ LIBRA, to be precise), from Sept 26 to Oct 18.

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 technically since Sept 7 in pre-retro ‘shadow’ (i.o.w., crossed the 10° LIBRA mark from which it will go direct again at the end of M-r).

On Sept 20 (day of the Harvest Moon, and of the Cdn ‘snap’ elections that-is), MERCURY will go into stationary (very slowly moving) ‘U-turn storm’. 

And on Sept 26 (day of the German fed. elections that-is), MERCURY will ‘officially’ start its seasonal retro loop which goes technically until Oct 18, and rolls out completely until early Nov.

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

Take it easy on ‘plans‘, and don’t get wrapped up in ‘loops’ that are likely based on too much random info / confusion.

A good time to chill, go on a RE-treat, or RE-laxation (esp of the bizzy mind), and to be open to unexpected info / intel / communication that can open your mind.

M-r is conducive for 

  • Purging outdated info and stuff (early Fall cleaning, yay!) – and finding surprisingly re-levant things and info ‘from the past’ (or: on a meta-level, shows where we were at mentally and which choices we made, at that time)

  • Catching up with people we haven’t talked with in a while, and be surprised by synergistic conversations that lead to so much more than ‘expected’ (or: have glitches with them which will be quite telling about the compatibility and relationship…)

  • Picking up lost & forgotten reading or writing projects we’ve been shelving for a while (LIBRA relates to anything cultural, art, poetry, and law – maybe you re-explore your whole libra-ry in that regard.

  • And a heightened time for info to leak, and communication to happen that’s usually under the radar.

Could be also a good time to check in again astrologically – which is by nature so much about macro-micro, and seeing, understanding, and observing it all from a perspective.
Just get in touch if you feel it’s calling you.

MERCURY Retro in LIBRA and its Dances & Negotiations & Connections with other Planetary Players

…with suggestions for how to be in natural alignment with the energies

What stands out about the whole arc of MERCURY in LIBRA this late Summer / early-to-mid Fall, incl. its retro phase:

  • From the Harvest Moon (Sept 20) to early Oct, we’ll see a solid square between MERCURY & PLUTO in CAP, as both Planets are moving slowly – PLUTO will turn from retro to direct on Oct 6 (day of the LIBRA New Moon).
    MERCURY will go into exact triple square with PLUTO before, during, and after M-r (Sept 22, Oct 1, and Nov 2) – indicating:
    From sheer overwhelming govern-mental ‘input’ that can get us off-balance to finding unconditional Peace of Mind.
    Deep changes – perhaps from being controlled by the mind to tapping into deeper power.
  • MERCURY will form on Sept 20, Oct 3 and 31 a triple Air trine with JUPITER in AQ – which will also go from retro to direct during M-r, on Oct 17.
    This ‘auspicious’ aspect is a gift, contrasting the simultaneous challenging one with PLUTO, showing opportunities to re-connect with compatible, complementary others and / in community. Certainly helpful in such times of deep change.
  • MERCURY will also form a triple quincunx (5 signs apart) both with URANUS retro in TAU and with NEPTUNE retro in PI, before, during, and after its retro dance (Sept 10 / 17, Oct 5 / 11, Oct 24 / 30).
    Quite a coordination dance and mental balance, between emBodying Freedom from within, and staying connected and in high vibrations, regardless what happens ‘on the outside’.
    I bet there’ll be much more to learn and practice under M-r.

So here’s the whole Itinerary of MERCURY in LIBRA (last 2 weeks in retro-spect), and its dance with other Archetypes:

AUG 29
MERCURY entered LIBRA
Peace of Mind & Mind of Peace. Equanimity Practice.

SEPT 4
MERCURY in LI in Air trine with SATURN retro in AQ
So much to share, when it comes to fairness, justice, right relationships.
Dealing with challenging social / societal situations via negotiation to attain balance and de-escalate polarization.
The art of win-win (or: agreeing to disagree).
Our Shared Humanity matters.

SEPT 7 – Day after the VIRGO New Moon
MERCURY goes into pre-retro shadow
MERCURY in LI opposes CHIRON retro in ARIES
Being authentic and considerate in equal measure, in communication & negotiation.
Find Inner Medicine through win-win.

Fore-shadowing issues of the retro process?

SEPT 10
MERCURY in LI in quincunx with URANUS retro in TAU (# 1 of 3 alignments – again on Oct 11 & 24)
How can Peace and Fairness be achieved, and reconciled with so much disruption of the status quo?

SEPT 14
MARS (until Oct 30) joins MERCURY in LIBRA
Passion for Peace & Synergistic Partnerships, Assertion of Balance & Justice
Special article for MARS in LIBRA t.b. published on Sept 12 – stay tuned.

SEPT 17
MERCURY in LI in quincunx with NEPTUNE retro in PI (# 1 of 3 alignments – again on Oct 5 & 30)
No need to get confused and overwhelmed.
Chill out, be in Nature, do Yoga, listen to music, and see how your mind gets re-balanced.

SEPT 20 – Day of the Harvest Moon, Cdn federal snap elections
MERCURY goes into slow pre-retro ‘storm’
 (ha, ‘nice’ timing!)
MERCURY stationary / in ‘storm’ in LI in Air trine with JUPITER retro in AQ (# 1 of 3 alignments – again on Oct 3 & 31)
Can wise choices be made, based on the info you have? I doubt it.
What’s equitable and fair? What’s disproportionate?
Use perspective and experience – and how about the Golden Rule?!

Equanimity in the ‘Storm’.

SEPT 22
MERCURY stat. in LI squares PLUTO retro-stat in CAP (turns direct on Oct 6) (# 1 of 3 alignments – again on Oct 1 & Nov 2)
Power to Change – naaaah, not your mind, but to change being controlled by it.

SEPT 26
MERCURY end of LIBRA goes retro at at 25°28′ LI – incidentally on the same degree where it went direct from after the retro phase, on Nov 3, 2020
Reflection on Choices

OCT 1
MERCURY retro in LI squares PLUTO retro-stat in CAP (turns direct on Oct 6) (# 2 of 3 alignments – again on Nov 2)
Fairness, Balance, Justice, Government, Laws… so much up now for re-examination. Yet, once again, don’t get over-powered by your mind – and see it in its rightful place.

OCT 3
MERCURY retro in LI in Air trine with JUPITER retro in AQ (# 2 of 3 alignments – again on Oct 31)
Have your choices been well-informed, or held-off / changed, based on new held-off / changed, based on intel, communication & seeing the bigger picture?

OCT 5
MERCURY retro in LI in quincunx with NEPTUNE retro in PI (# 2 of 3 alignments)
Getting into the groove of M-r? Tune in, be open to receive blessings and magical messages through synchronicity, omens & symbols. Be in partnership with the Universe.

OCT 9
Day of the SUN – MERCURY retro conj. 
(half-way point of M-r) / ‘Day of Enlightened Insight’ / ‘New Mercury’
MERCURY retro in LI (also!) conjunct MARS
May the conscious & enlightened Warrior Spirit be voiced, and channeled into fairness, justice, and right relationship, on all levels!

OCT 11
MERCURY retro in LI in quincunx with URANUS retro in TAU (# 2 of 3 alignments – again on Oct 24)
Revolution of Peace & Balance & Freedom – from the inside out.

OCT 16
MERCURY retro / stat. in LI in sextile with VENUS in SAG
Moving with love & trust in your Heart & Spirit takes care of the indecisive mind.

OCT 18
MERCURY goes direct again, at 10°08′ LI
How have your choices been newly informed in the process. Relief?

OCT 22
MERCURY in LI leaves the slow post-retro ‘storm’
Clearer skies of the mind?

OCT 24
MERCURY in LI in quincunx with URANUS retro in TAU (# 3 of 3 alignments)
Equanimity restored – and Freedom out of the box found?

OCT 30
MERCURY in LI in quincunx with NEPTUNE retro in PI (# 3 of 3 alignments)
Being connected and in flow – due to Mind of Peace?

OCT 31 – Halloween / Samhain
MERCURY in LI in Air trine with JUPITER stat. (direct since Oct 17) in AQ (# 3 of 3 alignments)
Clarity & understanding of what’s going on in the system/s help with making a good choice.

NOV 2 – All Souls Day
MERCURY goes out of post-retro shadow
MERCURY end of LI squares PLUTO in late CAP (# 2 of 2 alignments)
Power to communicate from a deep, soulful place (also a practice for MERCURY in SCO, from Nov 5 on).

NOV 5
MERCURY enters SCO (until Nov 24).
Well-informed choices lead to Change. 
Let the Magic begin.
More about MERCURY in SCO in a special blog post, closer to the date.

Where’s MERCURY’s Retro dance in LIBRA happening in Your Chart & Life?

Retro Loop in the Sky – photo by moi

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

(Always, but esp. nowadays) a good time to ‘see both sides’ of the equation, negotiate – with ‘them’ and within -, and find balance & peace (rather than overly pleasing and compromising yourself) in that realm of life.

MERCURY is also associated with the Throat Chakra.
Are you speaking your Truth? Or rather ‘be nice’?

As you read this maybe you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in LIBRA?
Then there’s more to the activation between MERCURY and these Inner Archetypes of yours which would be worth exploring more deeply and customized in a session.

With MERCURY sailing through your LIBRA House/s (we all got one or two):
How can you be in balance & harmony in those areas, and in peace with them?
M-r re-connects you with (perhaps out of sight – our of mind) people, culture/s, relationships, communication, language / thoughts around it all.

Let yourself be informed, re-generated, and brought back from head to heart, when it comes to LIBRA in your…

1st House
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House
You in Your Local Environment

4th House
You and 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’ (LOL) version of my take on this upcoming MERCURY Retro phase.

Perfect Balance & Mind-of-Peace Place – photo by moi

If you’d like to dig deeper, and go with the full menu, keep on reading:

7-Phase Sequence of the MERCURY Retro Timeline 

  1. Pre-retro shadow – started on Sept 7: MERCURY in the Epimethean phase
  2. Pre-retro stationary / ‘storm’ – starts on Sept 20 (day of the Harvest Moon)
  3. MERCURY technically retro – from Sept 26 on
  4. MERCURY meets half-way in retro the SUN – a ‘New Mercury’ is born, a.k.a. ‘Point of Enlightening Insight’ – on Oct 9 (3 days after the LIBRA New Moon): Promethean phase starts
  5. MERCURY direct again – on Oct 18
  6. Post-retro stationary / ‘storm’ ends – on Oct 22
  7. Post-retro shadow – until Nov 2

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 Sept 7 (it passed for the first time the Zodiac point (10° LIBRA) from which it will after the retro phase go direct / forward again, on Oct 18).
Have you been 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 intuition and precognition.


Perhaps you’re already having inspired / important / timely conversations with friends / in groups, about LIBRAn themes (relationships, compatibility, culture, choices, fairness, balance, law…).


Mercury Retro in the Starters

On Sept 20, MERCURY will enter its stationary ‘storm’ period (moves very slowly), i.o.w., starts to go into ‘U-turn’ mode in LIBRA.

A time to slow down the ‘usual’ 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 being open to new intel / info coming in, and changing course as necessary. It can lead to a more auspicious outcome than endless weighing and fence-sitting (low LIBRAn vibes) – based on ‘thinking’ we got all the input.

Labyrinth – by Helen Rowlands (reminds me of a brain)

In the actual RETRO PHASE from Sept 26 – Oct 18, the mind is geared to turning inward-backward, and mental moves may be paradoxical, like in a labyrinth, or ‘far out’ / eccentric.

As always, the MERCURY retro cycle starts with the ‘Epimethean’ phase (first half – until Oct 8) where old epic stories, memories, and patterns show up for REasons yet unknown, REvealing themselves in the journey.

With the exclusively LIBRA energy of the upcoming M-r…
It’s good to gain space and distance from the mind that goes back and forth with pros and cons, when it comes to decision making processes.
Know you have a choice. And win-win is possible.


The mind ‘on LIBRA’ can be so strategic, in chess game mode:
“If I make this move what are ‘they’ going to do?”
Any chance you can directly communicate and negotiate with ‘them’?
But first of all, come back to yourself, and what would bring you peace and harmony.
Don’t believe everything you think / assume (South Node in SAG now) – and check where ‘your’ thoughts may come from!

Invite unexpected insights, a world of synchronicities, and: be open to a new understanding of ‘the situation’, by seeing things also from the perspective of ‘the other/s’ / your partners / negotiation and contractual partners, and coming across perhaps thus far hidden and overlooked info that gets our attention now, for various RE-asons.

At the half-way point of the M-r phase (Oct 9), 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. 
Time to REgenerate the mind (MERCURY), to become more conscious, follow Spirit and the Heart (SUN).
It’s called the ‘Point of Enlightened Insight’, for a reason…

This one is special, since the ‘New Mercury’ also aligns with MARS!
New choices made with a sharp and clear mind. Not directed by the ego, but by a clear win-win intention.

The second half of M-r (Oct 9 – 18) is the ‘Promethean’ phase, where new insights and new Consciousness can be more easily carried forward in creative ways.

Prometheus unbound & 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…)!

Sabian Symbols of the Start and Finish Degrees of MERCURY Retro

MERCURY starts the upcoming Retro Journey on Sept 26 at 25°28′ LIBRA.

LIBRA 26°
AN EAGLE AND A LARGE WHITE DOVE CHANGE INTO EACH OTHER

KEYNOTE: The interaction of the spiritual Will and of the Love principle when critical needs arise

This sequence of symbols concluding the LIBRA phase of the cycle deals with problems met by the seeker for the fulfillment of a higher life of Relationship.
Implied here is a kind of Yang-Yin interplay. When the circle encompassing both principles rotates fast, they appear to change into each other.
Consciousness operates beyond duality, because the polarized energies of the Soul (or spirit), Will and Love, though ever distinct, work for a single purpose.

This is the first stage of the forty-second five-fold set of symbolic phases.
It represents a new, higher approach to the use of polarized forces within the personality which has been ever so little transformed and operating within a new framework.
The Keyword ADEPTNESS fits this phase — but there are many levels of “adept-ship”!”

The intrinsic LIBRAn polarization & duality – and also the SUN – MOON / Yin-Yang polarization by the Harvest Full Moon on Sept 20, evoked at the onset of the ‘hot’ M-r phase (when the polarizing mind is ‘ahead of the game’ / seems to be in charge) are being unified through alchemizing Will (Eagle, Yang, Sun) and Love (Dove, Yin, Moon) into one purpose. Not just a win-win but a higher level of synergy is being called forth.

Such a good re-minder via the metaphor of Eagle & Dove:
“Am I too much in Eagle or in Dove mode?”
“How can I cultivate and activate (MARS) both in equal, balanced, synergistic manner?”
“What does that bring out in me?”

The Yin-Yang interplay also shows up in the LIBRAn painting at the beginning of this article, btw.

MERCURY ends its upcoming Retro Journey on Oct 18 at 10°08′ LIBRA.

So Canadian, eh? – photographer unknown

LIBRA 10°: HAVING PASSED SAFELY THROUGH NARROW RAPIDS, A CANOE REACHES CALM WATERS

KEYNOTE: The self-control and poise necessary to reach a steady state of inner stability

This symbol hardly needs to be commented upon.
It could be related to the fifth symbol of the preceding five-fold sequence referring to guru-chela relationship at the actional level.
Here we are dealing essentially with the emotional life and its crises. At the next — mental and individual — level, the concluding symbol will suggest the perfect and smooth working of the intellect ruled by logic and simplicity of means.

This is the fifth stage of the thirty-eighth sequence; it concludes what was begun at the first stage.
The inner “revelation” which brought about dramatic confrontations can now be meditated upon as it is reflected on the calm waters of the mind.
As a Keyword one may use the term RELIEF.”

Beautiful & promising for what can lay at the end of the M-r journey.
Relief through Equanimity – a balanced mind – just like paddling in calm waters. Mind of Peace & Peace of Mind…
As we’ve come through perhaps some ‘troubled waters’ of the ‘rapid’ mind, being slowed down by M-r.

PLUTO in CAP (2009 – 2023) which MERCURY in LIBRA will square 3 times, before, during, and after M-r (Sept 22, Oct 1, and Nov 2) – is about being in intrinsic Soul Power, feeling sustained and resourced by Natural Law and protected by the Ancestors. Having Time on our side, or rather: transforming our relationship to time.

What can that (also) look like?
From sheer overwhelming govern-mental or otherwise ‘power over’ / ‘power from above’ ‘input’ that can get us off-balance to connecting with Higher Power, and finding unconditional Peace of Mind.
And / as a result: deep changes – perhaps from being controlled by the mind to tapping into deeper Soul Power.

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. Can you take ‘weird’ scenarios as opportunities to come back into mental balance (LIBRA)?


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, heart sourced way.

Be open to and curious about ‘creative detours’ that might lead to unexpected turns, and unusual connections, dances and negotiations (LIBRA), rather than going with comfort, routine, and habit of your ‘Inner Muggle’.

Rather than getting wrapped up with linear, habitual, polarizing, and often self-limiting ways of dealing with information and communication channels and modes, an ‘unorthodox’, creative, out-of-the-box approach can open us 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 (yes, MERCURY is also an Alchemist) suggest?
  • Where’s the comic relief in all this…?
Coyote – Animal Spirit cards by Susan Boulet – they can be also part of consults, as called for

Let’s stay as mobile (like quicksilver, the MERCURY metal), adept & 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. 

Come on board with 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 noticing how the mind is playing tricks on us – all the time, but now hopefully more often busted – even / esp. in comic relief ways – ego alert, ha-ha!
Great time for satire and comedy it is – 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 match that you easily recognize and connect with.

Give yourself time.
During M-r, new information streams in, which can alter our outlook on things. 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 (GEM – ruled by MERCURY is where the North Node and LILITH are now), and be present and genuinely curious (if you are!), rather than distracted.

  • 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 phone, email / messaging), 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 2021.
    M-r  gives us the chance to take a break from it – at least make sure we SEE each other!
    And who knows what else might come up and be addressed when you take the opportunity to actually meet and talk?!

If you become mercurially frustrated, maybe it’s because you needed to learn something about the nature of the human mind and its extensions as in: technological equipment which now, more than usually, seem to have ‘a mind of their own’… 

You don’t want to become (well, maybe now you see how much you could be) a stressed-out remotely controlled slave of coordination and communication.


Computers, phones, and tech gadgets are ‘just’ tools.
Yet, their efficiency also depends on and responds to the (hopefully relaxed and detached, savvy and inventive) mind of their ‘master’.
Have you noticed? The technical equipment can magically-morphically mirror the state of mind WE’re 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.

To keep the interface between the electromagnetic field of computers and the human mind 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 inner intelligence on.

Take note and respect signals from your tools 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 Oct / Nov 2020, and Jan / Feb 2021).

What also happens quite often under M-r 

  • We receive / intuit a potentially interesting message for others that’s worth sharing and passing on – to whom it may concern. Go ahead and ‘randomly’ deliver / spread it to others who need to hear that information and inspiration (without your personal agenda).
  • We’re prompted to connect two or more people with one another – because we can.
    Who knows what comes from it?

So, keep collecting 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?

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 A. Rodin (in front of the Rodin Museum in Paris)

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.


Hope you’ve been taken it it easy on the pre-retro shadow phase (since Sept 7), rather than being ‘pulled into’ the wild ‘storm’ (from Sept 20 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 Presence.

3) Retro is an inwards / backwards oriented energy

M-r is a good time to RE-treat, and RE-connect with meditation and mindfulness. Leading to Equanimity (LIBRA).
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 Oct / Nov 2020, Jan / Feb 2021, and May / June 2021).

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

Like: RE-assess, RE-align, REad, Re-search, RE-treat, RE-pair, RE-boot, RE-group, RE-consider, RE-arrange, RE-place, you name it…
One RE-ason for me pointing out all these RE-activities: During M-r (which also has a karmic undertone), we / 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 and loved ones.

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 a lack / deficiency / incompleteness 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 = Oct 9 – also just after the LIBRA NM!). 

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, 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

And with the LIBRA flavour, get in touch again with people whom you are compatible with, and where there’s a balance of giving and receiving.
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 relationship).
Or you might meet new people whom you connect with from your heart, and feel you already know each other ‘from somewhere’.

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 LIBRA is situated (see above). 
I’m happy to check that out 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 judge yourself.
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?

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

14) Enlightened Insights, anyone…?

The Day of Enlightened Insight – when M-r meets the SUN on the exact half-way point of the M-r phase is in this M-r phase on Oct 9 just after the LIBRA New Moon (on Oct 6).

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

15) If you would like to know…

  • whether you’re a member of the RETRO CLUB (born under MERCURY Retro, as yours truly)
  • in which area of Life the MERCURY Retro Trickster in LIBRA 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

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MARS in LIBRA (Sept 14 – Oct 30): Passionate Assertion of Fairness, Justice & Balance – starts with / in You

12 Sep

What’s UP, Astro Friends?

MARS (Hubble Space Telescope)

We’re in a HOT late Summer to mid-Fall phase – with a series of 3 New Moons connected with MARS (in VIRGO on Sept 6 / 7), in LIBRA (on Oct 6 – exact!), and in SCORPIO (on Nov 4)!

Giving us extra motivation & oomph to re-address re-curring issues, esp. during the Retro Record phase of Sept / Oct.

After 6 1/2 weeks in VIRGO since July 29 – phew, soo many issues and problems to deal with since then, so much to do, to fix and get in order, yet also so many opportunities to be of active service!
MARS crosses over the Equinox Point into LIBRA on SEPT 14, to activate and stir up ‘hot’ themes round Balance, Fairness, Harmony, and wise Choices, until OCT 30.

MARS in LIBRA – artist unknown

What has become imbalanced for you? 

Where have you become upset (MARS) about problems (VIR) that have turned into / revealed imbalance, esp. in relationships on all levels, lack of fairness, and outright injustice (LI)?

I can think of a few things in the public / social / societal arena.


MARS wants to motivate us to stand up and fight for Justice & Fairness.

And also to initiate & pursue activities that bring more Balance, Harmony, Relatedness, Art and Culture into our Lives.

About time!


MARS was the last time in LIBRA 2 years ago (Oct 3 – Nov 18, 2019) – in its 2-year cycle through the Zodiac.

What a time since!
I.o.w., MARS is the first time in LIBRA since the Corona Crisis began.

Perhaps(!) your life has become too stagnant, boring, and indecisive – due to circumstances that kept you stuck & in limbo?
Then MARS’s job is to get you off the fence, to make a brave decision.
At least / esp. at the end of its LIBRA term, end of Oct, when it crosses the Choice Point / Tipping Point into SCO.

And to pro-actively approach others with whom there could be a good synergistic partnership – in which both of you can be authentic.

Of course, MARS in LIBRA is also about action & activism for Justice, Fairness, and Balance – as we see in the current flaring up & full-on events of the Health Freedom Movement worldwide.

Interesting & very timely, how MARS in LIBRA also funnels into the Canadian Federal snap Elections on Sept 20, calling us to make a bold choice.
On that very day, MERCURY in LIBRA will go into pre-retro (Sept 26 – Oct 18) ‘storm’.
It’ll be ‘interesting’ to see what / who tips the scales, and whether / how that needs to be verified / adjusted…

Likewise, the Federal Elections in Germany on Sept 26 will be activated by MARS. Re-unified Germany (* Oct 3, 1990) is also a LIBRA country, and will be affected by the LIBRA New Moon with MARS & MERCURY retro on Oct 6, the day when also PLUTO will go direct again.
Looks like new social contracts and a whole new restructuring to me.

How does MARS in LIBRA affect you, and how can you show up in dynamic partnership with this energy?

Old Stone Bridge – photo by Melanie

If you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in LIBRA these inner Archetypes get an energy boost in the coming weeks – to stand up and show up for harmony, peace, balance, and right relationship!

Yet you might also want to watch not to get too ego driven in their expression.
Channel the energy into active, physical outlets which a la LIBRA would be dance and pursuit of art and culture.

And for all of us, whichever House/s LIBRA inhabits in our birth chart this is the area of Life to make a choice, and / or take initiative with people related to that house?

Examples:
3rd House: People in your environment, and your extended family.
5th House: Children and creative partners, incl. lovers.
9th House: People from abroad, and people with whom you study together…

1st House
How you show up –
Choose YOU, and be in good relationship with yourself. What action is calling?

2nd House
What you have and value –
A sense of balance, the fine art of relatedness and synergistic negotiation – ready to be stimulated (or provoked so that you can assert what’s important to you).

3rd House
Your Environment –
Art & Culture in the City – nice time of year to show up in it.

4th House
Your Home –
A cultured haven of Peace & Harmony. Maybe time for Feng Shui projects? And to be social and invite friends or bring a partner into your private life.

5th House
Your Creativity –
Get going with new artistic projects.

6th House
Your Work, Health, and Lifestyle –
A good time to bring balance (back?) into your World.

If you don’t do it who will?

7th House
Your significant Others –
Are your relationships with important people in your life in synergy, reciprocity and balance?
If not you gotta assert it.

8th House
Your deep Involvement and Transformations –
Parting in peace and being civilized is your thing – maybe it’s time to be pro-active in that regard.

Esp. when things have gotten wayyy imbalanced and you’ve addressed that a few times…

8th House
Your (long distance) Travels and Worldviews / Bigger Picture –
Traveling shows you how in other cultures people relate and what they create together.

Are you initiating a journey?
And it’s the house of Law – time to get up & stand up for your / their rights.

10th House
Your Calling and Purpose –
To show the World what it’s like to live in Harmony, Balance, Fairness, and Right Relationship.

Which action is required?

11th House
Your Community & Friends –
Art & Culture are keys.

Time to take initiative and action to actually see them (again), and to assert Balance with them as needed.

12th House
Your Oneness with ALL –
There’s no Comparison – by Nature.
Hidden ‘Conflict’ just shows something’s stirring to be born soon.

Can you be an expression of Natural Law?

When in doubt about your LIBRA House/s get in touch, and I let you know if I already have your chart.
And / or let’s set up a MARS in LIBRA session if the topic interests you, and you could use a cosmic boost.

Let’s check out all the 

Cosmic Contacts of MARS in LIBRA (Sept 14 – Oct 30) with other Planets

…to make sure their Relationships are well balanced.

The energy gets going after the Harvest Moon on Sept 20.
The key phase is Oct 6 – 9 – LIBRA New Moon with MARS, and ‘New Mercury’ activating MARS.

SEPT 14
MARS goes into LIBRA (until Oct 30)
Make sure you take care of your own inner balance first, before negotiating / asserting fairness and balance with others and in the world.

SEPT 21
MARS in early LIBRA in Air trine with the North Node in early GEM
Lots of opportunity to passionately talk and learn from each other, about fairness, justice, right relationship.

SEPT 25 – 27
MARS in early LIBRA in Grand Air Trine with SATURN retro in early AQ and with LILITH (next to the NN) in early GEM
We the People have a social responsibility.
Time to un-condition ourselves, don’t buy into the narrative anymore, ask important questions, and assert what’s fair and just, in the social contract and for society.

OCT 1
MARS in LIBRA opposes CHIRON retro in (MARS Ruled) ARIES
What does a well-weighed bold choice look like that honours authentic, autonomous Medicine?  
Choices might present themselves as urgent (which can trigger early survival stress wounds) but there’s time to weigh & choose.

OCT 6 – Day of the LIBRA New Moon with MARS
MARS in mid-LIBRA in quincunx with URANUS retro in TAURUS
While being passionate and pro-active about Balance, Justice, Fairness, Peace, right Relationships, and autonomous Choices, integrate liberation from attachment, and emBody unconditional Freedom from within.


OCT 9 – Day of the SUN – MERCURY retro conj. (half-way point of M-r) / ‘Day of Enlightened Insight’ / ‘New Mercury’
MERCURY retro in mid-LIBRA conjunct MARS
May the conscious & enlightened Warrior Spirit be voiced, and channeled into fairness, justice, and right relationship, on all levels!

OCT 16
MARS in LIBRA in quincunx with NEPTUNE retro in PISCES
All is ONE, in this wondrously connected world.
How does this influence your choices and your relatedness?

Reconciling ‘letting it be / happen’ and being the one who pro-actively chooses.

OCT 18 – Day of MERCURY in LIBRA going out of retro
MARS end of LIBRA in Air trine with JUPITER stat. (just went direct on Oct 17) end of AQ
YES! to a balanced and trusting direction forward – together with (renewed?) community & friends, now as old sabotaging messages have been processed, choices have been newly informed, and win-win solutions are seen.

OCT 21
MARS end of LIBRA in square with PLUTO (MARS’s ‘higher octave’ / transpersonal dimension), now stat. in late CAP
Showing up & standing up for balance and right relationship restores natural laws and regenerates natural power.

OCT 30
MARS goes over the ‘Tipping Point’ from LIBRA to SCORPIO (until Dec 13).
Intense Stirring, Clearing, and Spiritual Mobilization.


Lots of Cosmic Happenings during MARS in LIBRA that we’re called to act on

More about these in separate ASTRO~News blog articles closer to the dates.


MERCURY (incl. retro) in LIBRA (Aug 29 – Nov 5) frames the whole MARS in LIBRA phase – marrying mind & actions, not from an ego but from a bold, clear, and authentic place.

SEPT 14
MARS enters LIBRA (until Oct 30)

SEPT 20
Harvest Moon, at the very end of ARIES – LIBRA

SEPT 22
Fall Equinox – the SUN enters LIBRA

OCT 6
LIBRA New Moon with MARS & MERCURY retro
PLUTO end of CAP goes direct again

OCT 7
VENUS enters SAG (until Nov 5)

OCT 10
SATURN in AQ goes direct again

OCT 17
JUPITER in AQ goes direct again

OCT 22
The SUN enters SCO

OCT 30
MARS enters SCO (until Dec 13)

Wishing you an energy boost to take action, and make bold & authentic choices, with MARS in LIBRA!


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.

Which can lead to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel more connected with yourself and with all-that-IS, in the bigger on-going evolution.
Ultimately, you dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less & less affected, more & more liberated, and self-realized.

I welcome you as a client who is not seeking an ‘old school 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 transition, stuckness, transformational crisis, for new perspectives at a crossroad or dilemma, and for important choices.

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

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VENUS crosses the Alchemy Point into SCORPIO on Sept 10 (until Oct 7): How deep is your Love?

8 Sep

Blooming in the Dark – photo by Melanie

Dear Lover of the Cosmos,

How’s it been going, with the Dance of Balance and the Dance with Attractions in the last weeks, with VENUS in LIBRA (since Aug 15)?

Time to make choices, and go for where there’s a magical match?!

Coming from fair LIBRA, VENUS will cross on Sept 10 the ‘Alchemy Point’ / ‘Tipping Point’, and start ‘her’ underworld journey in SCORPIO where She’ll dwell until Oct 7 (this year early – VENUS is ahead of the SUN, and will go retro in CAP Dec 19 – Jan 29).

VENUS will be the first Planet to go into a Water sign, after quite a ‘dry’ Summer (literally – hottest, driest in a long time here on the West Coast!).

NEPTUNE in its ‘watery’ / multi-dimensional PISCEAN realm (until 2026) – showing we are and all is connected in the web of life, has been for the last 6 weeks the ‘singleton’ in a Water sign – since MERCURY left CANCER & JUPITER retro backed out of PISCES on July 26 / 27.

VENUS in SCO attunes us to way deeper layers of Love – beyond LIBRAN ‘nice’, ‘pleasant’ and ‘attractive’, and re-connects us with Soul qualities and partnerships – esp. as She goes into Water trine with NEPTUNE.

SCORPIO is ruled by PLUTO after all, and PLUTO is now in CAP (until 2023-24).
It will be ‘interesting’ for the extended connection of stationary VENUS & PLUTO basically all-month of Dec!

Let’s start with the SCO dip – preparing us for VENUS – PLUTO:
Stay tuned to what this phase brings – go beyond surface appearances, and don’t be afraid of the ‘dark’ and mysterious!

Peacock-a-boo – photo by Melanie

With VENUS in SCO, we’re attracted to the mystery, to peek behind the scenes, and go deeper and more intimately in relationships with significant ‘others’.
I heard once a VENUS in SCO quote: “Intimacy = into me I see – through you!”

We might also attract lots of things (triggers?) that call for emotional processing.
Well, no wonder, this year!!!

VENUS isn’t ‘easily’ positioned – trad. ‘in exile’ – in SCO, furthest away from Her home in TAU where Spring is in full bloom, life and all the senses awaken.

Love can be bittersweet, sharp, painful, and takes us to & through what we consider ‘death’.
As we’re drawn to look under the surface, we discover hidden beauty in the Dark & Changeful.

Dive in, and move through, with Love!

Don’t get too absorbed – and stuck – though, in magnetically alluring low vibrational Scorpionic things like crimes and scandals (gosh, SOOO much out there this year, on mainstream and alternative media), vampire movies or real life psychic vampire situations, power games, addictions or other unnecessary additions that suck your life blood.

Let’s channel the energy into deep immersion in the Mystery of Life that evokes our Love as the alchemical change agent. 

VENUS on the ‘Alchemy Point’ and in SCORPIO brings alchemical and magical attractions & gifts – if we dive IN!

What may be ‘on the plate’ for change & Alchemy?

From the ‘problematic’ side of VENUS in SCO
* Why do you attract people and situations that take you into a painful, ‘underworldly’ / deep emotional process?
* What happens when you get stuck and attached to what you don’t even ‘want’, and what would help to come through?

…to the powerful side of VENUS in SCO
* What’s the Relationship Alchemy that presents itself to you now?
* Where is deep Transformation now possible in your Life?
* What does it take to go into it?
* What helps you in the process?

* From getting involved with the Love of Power to living from the Power of Love.

ASTROLOGY Supports INNER ALCHEMY ♥

Let me know if you could use support at this crucial time for Humanity, and in personal / interpersonal dynamics.
Helping you to uncover blind spots, and shed loving light on what’s been in the dark – to set it / YOU free.

Where is VENUS’s Deep Dive into SCORPIO happening in Your Chart & Life?

The House in your chart that contains SCORPIO is the ‘Scene of Affairs’.

Always, but esp. nowadays, a good time to tune into Magic and Mystery (without getting ‘lost in the dark’), and process what’s under the surface – with Love.

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

Then there’s more to VENUS’s visit in SCO, since ‘she’ also activates your Scorpionic Archetypes.

Back to the SCORPIO Houses – we all have one (or two).
With VENUS visiting, here’s the invitation:

1st House
Theme: How you show up
SCO: Mysterious, magical, magnetic (and scary to some people)
VENUS coming: Don’t hide – value yourself, and meet your shadow with love.

2nd House
What you Have and Value
The power to deeply affect others, and the power to change
Treasure those gifts in disguise – and you’ll attract from there. 

3rd House
Your ‘Relatives’ and Environment
Magical Beings – with muggles in the neighbourhood too
Time to mingle, and learn some tricks from each other.

4th House
Your Home & Family
A magical place & regenerative Spa (or a skeleton in every closet and drawer)
Time for a purge – you might love what comes to the light! Time to connect with family, and give them the love that shines through darkness.

5th House
Your Creativity, Inner Child, and Lover
You’re an Alchemist.
A juicy time for new creations that you and the world will love.

6th House
Your Work, Health, and Lifestyle
Gotta be deep & magical, and purges happen.
Time for a cleanse, and to attract new work connections that can change you and them.

7th House
Your Partners & Significant Others
The Magic of Love and Attraction.
Whom are you drawn to, and who’s drawn to you now, and why might this be?

8th House
Your Deep Involvement and Transformations
You let Life & Love change you.
Time to dive in – with Love that takes you through.

9th House
Your Travels and Worldviews
Going to deep and magical places…

10th House
Your Calling, ‘Reputation’, and what you model
To be a catalyst for change.
That’s why people are coming to you, always, esp. now.

11th House
Your Community and Friends
Taboo free zone
Find your like-spirited match (groups / individuals).

12th House
Your Oneness with ALL
The Big Mystery
Magically drawn to it – and you give off that ‘certain something’ vibe.

Summer Farewell – photo by Melanie

VENUS’s ‘Dates’ with other Planets while She’s in SCORPIO (Sept 10 – Oct 7)

Into the Retro Record game changer time, VENUS in SCO helps us attract & connect with one another in magical, deep, life changing ways.

The key phase for VENUS in SCO will be mid-to-end-of September.

SEPT 10 
VENUS coming from LIBRA goes over the ‘Tipping Point’, and enters SCO where the MOON welcomes Her.
How deep is Your Love?

SEPT 14
MARS enters LIBRA (until Oct 30) – ruled by Venus (while Venus is in Mars’s previously ruled sign SCO – they’re in mutual reception)
Passionate Assertion of Justice & Balance – starts with / in You
Blog article for MARS in LIBRA t.b. published on Sept 12

SEPT 16
VENUS in early SCO in square with SATURN retro in early AQ
Soulful love despite social distance – friendship & community can’t be kept apart.

SEPT 20 – Day of the Harvest Moon in late PI – VIR
VENUS in SCO in quincunx with CHIRON retro in ARIES
Diving into the Magic of Love can be a grand adventure – be the brave Hero/ine, and heal from within!

SEPT 23
VENUS in SCO (where Uranus is exalted) opposite URANUS retro in TAU (ruled by Venus) – another ‘mutual reception’
Intimacy vs / and(!) freedom in relationships…?
Freedom from the ‘Known’, from old habitual patterns that we’re attached to
 (either via comfort or because of unprocessed pain), and continue to attract from – until we set ourselves free.
Or Divine / Inner Soul Intervention (a Uranian thing) does.
Either way: EmBody Freedom, and Intimacy with Life.

SEPT 29 – Day of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael
VENUS in SCO in Water Trine with NEPTUNE retro in PISCES
Surf the waves of the Big Mystery! Know you come through the depth as you surrender.

SEPT 30
VENUS in late SCO in square with JUPITER retro / stat. in AQ
Lots of potential to co-create – with Love & Magic!

OCT 2
VENUS in late SCO in sextile (a VENUSian aspect) with PLUTO (the Ruler of SCO) retro / stat. in CAP – another kind of ‘mutual reception’
Tune into deep Love that knows no Time, and is renewing & sustaining.

OCT 7 – Day after the LIBRA (ruled by Venus) New Moon
VENUS crosses over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG (Oct 7 – Nov 5)
Love a-Rising.

Blessings for the VENUSian Infusion & Alchemy!

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.

Which can lead to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel more connected with yourself and with all-that-IS, in the bigger on-going evolution.
Ultimately, you dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less & less affected, more & more liberated, and self-realized.

I welcome you as a client who is not seeking an ‘old school 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 transition, stuckness, transformational crisis, for new perspectives at a crossroad or dilemma, and for important 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!

From time to time, I have OFFERS on which you can find on my Astrology for Self Realization FB Page.

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
via Courses, Workshops, and Embodied Astrology

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 16 years I’ve been facilitating them) 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!
Find upcoming events on my Astrology for Self Realization FB Page.

Coming up on Sept 21:
FALL 2021 Parlour – Highlights of the ASTRO Weather this Season

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If you feel the Astro~News Blog with Astro~Weather & Astro~Medicine that I write about on-goingly has good value for you in your navigation with the cosmic currents, you’re welcome to offer a donation via e-transfer to my email address licht@islandnet.com.
You can also donate directly via PayPal here. 

Received in gratitude! ♥

Labour Day VIRGO New Moon (Sept 6 / 7) – in Earth Trine with URANUS retro in TAU – EmBodying Liberated Integrity from Within

5 Sep

Wellness Blessings on all Levels, dear Cosmic Friends on Planet Earth!

We’re in central VIRGO Season (with TAU undertone) now, while health and wellness for all Beings and for Mother Earth are in calamity & major distress, and a big concern.

…which shows again that the zodiacal energies don’t indicate where ‘all is good’ but where the issues are.

Which is a big misconception of Astrology by critics making simple dismissive assumptive judgments, along the lines: “They’re ‘a Virgo’ and supposed to be a health & wellness freak but they’re SO not.”

Btw, there’s no such thing as ‘a Virgo’, ‘a Pisces’…
We all have hugely intricate patterns of cosmic energies in us – always more to explore, always more mystery.

Another clarification (VIRGO and MERCURY – gearing up for its retro journey from Sept 26 on – like to look at specifics, and clarify issues):
YES, Cdn and U.S. Labour Day – 1st Monday in Sept – is always in VIRGO, and this year exactly coinciding with the VIRGO New Moon.

But VIRGO is not about what’s associated with ‘labour’ (well, on a low vibration, yes) but about Service in Integrity.

VIRGO – PISCES Bridge, with CHIRON retro in ARIES

MARS – still in VIRGO until Sept 14 – incentivises us to ProActive Wellness, Self Alignment & Service in Action.

MARS just opposed NEPTUNE retro in in PISCES, on Sept 2.
The New Moon opposes NEPTUNE on Sept 7, the SUN on Sept 14.

Quite the initiation into what it means to be in integrity and work with what works for us (VIRGO), while also surrendering, and surfing the ‘chaotic’ waves of Life, to balance skills and discernment with adaptation, wonder, allowing, letting go and letting BE (PISCES).

PISCES, in contrast to orderly VIRGO can be so overwhelming and chaotic – to show: 

All is ONE, and holographic in the UNI-verse.
Contagion, hurricanes, and other impacts know no borders or human boundaries, and affect us all.
Likewise, we need to come together and go into coherence as humanity, and let go of our busy & greedy striving and recently ever so stirred-up division.

We’ve had lots of initiations into this since NEPTUNE’s been in PISCES (entered 2012, now about 3/4 in, and still going on until 2026).

The New Moon and MARS in VIRGO bridge over in wide opposition to NEPTUNE, as you can see in the chart below.

We’re all in a multi-dimensional energy field with ripple effects (PISCES).
And all of us are here to be in our own health / wellness / work integrity and alignment
(VIRGO).

Wounded Healer’ CHIRON who reveals our intrinsic Medicine has also a say in all things health, and is now in fired-up ARIES (ruled by MARS).
As if we hadn’t noticed…
It all starts with ME, says ARIES.

  • How do we restore wellness on all levels, physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically?
  • What’s aligned and healthy, and a match for our integrity?
  • What’s dysfunctional?
  • What’s required for a new start?

The VIRGO New Moon on Sept 6 / 7 helps us set the tone.
A ceremony would be great too. True for every New Moon, but esp. VIRGO – favouring intentional alignment.

The Nodal Axis in SAG (South) and GEM (North, with LILITH) – also helps connect the dots in the picture.

Lots of things in flux – and flexibility is needed, with the mutable energy, and esp. PISCES.

Being in open dialogue / discussion (GEM) rather than stuck on a ‘truth’ / agenda, and questioning the narrative (GEM – SAG) is prescribed.

Science by nature always evolves by asking new questions (GEM incentive) – and needs to get more air time, rather than being squashed / censored / dismissed by a political or otherwise ideological agenda (SAG shadow).

‘Wild’ GEMINI Boost

The GEM North Node gets a boost (every 10 years only), via aligning with ‘Wild’ LILITH, now also in GEM – exact on the day after the VIRGO New Moon!
With all the (mental) dualities and polarizations in the human realm… what would Nature and our ‘Wild & Free’ / unconditioned Nature ‘do’, to alchemize the opposites into wholeness?

Of course, the media (mainstream / social…), ruled by NEPTUNE (since 2012 in PISCES), play a big role in the ‘collective illusion’ / contagious & confusing manipulation game, if you will.

VIRGO asks us to engage our critical, practical faculties and (un?)common sense, listen to direct feedback from the body and its wellness – supported by the Earth trine with URANUS retro in TAU (exact with the New Moon on Sept 6!).
In short:

EmBodying Awakened & Liberated Integrity from Within!

In the Retro Zone

Additionally, 6 Planets are currently retro.
With MERCURY joining the club on Sept 26 it’ll be SEVEN for 10 days.

Lots of sticky karmic residues that have come up with this are ready to be cleared with conscious awareness, and washed away, with this ‘Clean-up’ VIRGO New Moon with MARS, opposite NEPTUNE in PISCES.

…Yet Planting New Seeds

A NEW MOON is always a threshold from Releasing the Old to Embracing / Conceiving / Planting Seeds of the NEW.

Speaking of Seeds – remember: We’re now also in the Mayan Year of the Yellow Electric Seed.

In my sense, fully activated with the New Moon of seed planting ‘specialist’ VIRGO.

Purifying (with) VIRGO

On a personal level, with the Dark-before-New Moon in VIRGO, old energy that doesn’t serve anymore can come as shadow to the forefront of awareness (maybe painfully so), to be ‘switched’ into a healthier, more functional, and purer vibration.

Therefore, here’s a VIRGOan ‘check list’ of ‘symptoms’ which might show their not-so-pretty face now in us, esp. when stressed. Only to be RE-leased and RE-set, with ‘Like heals Like’ higher vibrational VIRGO equivalents:

Virgo and Mercury – painting by by Johfra Bosschart

The VIRGO Journey is about alignment of the human self with cosmic consciousness, through awareness, spiritual practice, and / or acts of service.

The MOON is the esoteric ruler of VIRGO – represented as the Sacred Feminine / Priestess / Virgin / Mother Mary, and the Harvest Goddesses.

We’re all called to do our sacred work and practice, in this Body-Temple and Temple of Here-Now, and harvest its fruits in inner fulfillment.


May the Sacred Feminine and inner Alignment with /as Spirit-in-Form inspire us to do the work we’re here to do, in intrinsic wellness!

Mid VIRGO where the New Moon falls has a TAU undertone, and the New Moon is exactly in Earth trine with URANUS retro in TAU.
Preserving (TAU) & cultivating (TAU / VIR) bodily (TAU) integrity (VIR) and freedom (URANUS) is critical (VIR).

MERCURY, ruler of VIR, now freshly in LIBRA where it’ll go retro end of the month, re-minds us of making well-informed choices.

The VIRGO New Moon and YOU

Where the New Moon in mid-VIRGO falls in your chart (House wise) points to the area of life where a New Beginning for Discernment, Alignment and Refinement, and Being in your Temple come up for you.

1st House
How you show up
BE aligned, in integrity, and healthy!

2nd House
What you have and value
Own your wellness practice and the work and lifestyle that you value!

3rd House
Your ‘relatives’ and environment
Speak from integrity!

4th House
Your home
A Temple of wellness!

5th House
Your creativity
Wholesome, skillful, and fun!

6th House
Your work, health, and lifestyle
You can help best if you’re in your wellness, and service in alignment IS healthy!

7th House
Your significant others
Relationships work best and are functional if both of you are in your healthy wholeness.

8th House
Your deep involvement and transformations –
Maybe through health or work ‘crisis’?

9th House
Your travels and worldviews
Go on a wellness retreat, or combine work and travel!

10th House
Your calling –
In alignment with your highest purpose.

11th House
Your community and friends –
A healthy bunch.

12th House
Your oneness with ALL –
Your Inner Temple is always open & available…

Here is the Chart for the VIRGO New MOON 

Exact at 5:52 pm PDT on SEPT 6

As you see, the NEW MOON in mid-VIRGO, together with MARS, ‘ahead’ of it, are in wide opposition to NEPTUNE retro in PISCES. MARS already opposed NEPTUNE on Sept 2, the New Moon will on Sept 7, and the exact opposition from the SUN to NEPTUNE will be on Sept 14.

The VIRGO – PISCES axis is all about…

… from the VIRGO side:
Being in our ‘Temple’ of alignment with our true, holistic Nature, doing our wellness practice, and using this precious life time to dedicate our gifts and skills to make the world a better place.
I.o.w., offering sacred service.
And practically speaking, pointing out issues, and offering solutions.

VIRGO is also about digesting experiences, ordering and organizing.
In the body, it rules the small intestines.

… from the PISCES realm…
…which is all-encompassing, and nothing needs to be ‘done’, our ‘job’ is rather to perhaps get our ego and attachment to a certain outcome out of the way, be open, surrender, be available, allow, flow, hold space, or simply: BE present.

In our embodiment, PISCES rules the immune system, our aura, energy field, the subtle bodies and chakras (as a field).

So, a combo of both VIRGO and PISCES could look like

  • Ride the waves, immerse in bring ‘in your element’

  • Your skills are what comes easy

  • Holding space for others may be the best service you can offer

  • Clean up / do work while playing music

  • Energy Medicine. AstroSomatics

  • Sacred Geometry, and Sacred Temples in the Field aka Crop Circles

  • The cosmic & sacred art of Astrology and its practical, embodied benefits

  • Being in the world, yet not of the world. Doing what needs to be done, yet not in attachment

  • God helps those who help themselves. Doing our share, and trusting divine intervention

  • Random acts of kindness & service bring fulfillment

BALANCE is the way to go, or rather to BE

In the ‘whirlwind’ of things, the energies can kick us off balance.

How can we infuse a situation where ‘problems’ show up (or rather: where we / things are not alignedVIRGO) – with flow, allowance, and vibes of acceptance & love (PISCES), which might mean: release and let go & let God/dess…

Let Soul Power lead – says PLUTO retro in CAP – in wide (and building) Earth trine with the New Moon – and be in alignment with your inner assignment. Help Yourself, and show up with your best capacities at this critical time.


Speaking of / to D.I.Y. VIRGO:
The trend actually goes toward collaboration – esp. since JUPITER & SATURN aligned at Winter Solstice 2020 on the 1st degree of AQ, to start a new 20-year socio-political-economic cycle. 

So let’s cultivate & harvest (VIRGO) our best skills & capacities (PLUTO in late CAP also has a VIRGO undertone) – to bring them into group synergy!

How about bringing in the

Sabian Symbol for the New Moon

…which will be at  14°38’ VIR.
I changed the male biased language into a gender neutral one.

VIRGO 15°: “A FINE LACE HANDKERCHIEF, HEIRLOOM FROM VALOROUS ANCESTORS

KEYNOTE: The quintessence of deeds well done

Root strength produces beautiful flowers.
The neophytes who acts with determination, courage and discrimination while following “in the footsteps” of their predecessors receive a symbolic prize from the Brotherhood / Sisterhood ready to welcome them when they have fully proven themselves on the battlefield where they met their past, which tries to block their way.
The mystic Beloved hands them what she has woven for them out of spiritual threads.

This is the last stage of the thirty-third sequence which also ends the eleventh scene, “Characterization.”

This scene began with the revelation in a portrait of salient features in a man’s face. It ends with symbols which bring out the ultimate validity of the many efforts of generations of humans toward the building of a beautiful and significant CULTURE.
The Humans of Culture are, in the deepest and best sense of the term, the Aristocrats. They are the flowering of a line of ancestors who have accepted responsibility for a group or community. Likewise, the true “disciple” is the blossom that crowns a long series of incarnations.”

A beautiful acknowledgment in this symbol half-way through VIRGO, of a passing of the initiation that the VIRGO energy represents, and an incentive to see LIFE as the initiation – practically put: Work in progress.
Yet we can call for the support of all the Spirit Ancestors in the same lineage (see PLUTO in CAP) – helping us to build the Culture forward – together in an AQ type shared Brotherhood & Sisterhood.

What a blessing and confirmation.

Can’t close this post for the VIRGO New Moon without pointing out:

The quite mutable, changeable, flexible energy that She activates presently will shift into dynamic cardinal ‘taking charge’ / showing leadership vibes over the Fall Equinox (Sept 22).

With MERCURY already in cardinal LIBRA (Aug 29 – Nov 5): 
Important, well-informed decisions / choices to be made this Fall.

MARS will enter LIBRA on Sept 14 (stay tuned for the article dedicated to it – t.b. released on Sept 12), and the SUN with the Fall Equinox, on Sept 22.

The next Full Moon – the Harvest Moon – at the very end of PI – VIR on Sept 20 and the LIBRA New Moon on Oct 6 will have much more cardinal energy, plus PLUTO in CAP will go out of retro on Oct 6.

Goes to show, the VIRGO New Moon is in multiple ways about transitions.

Hopefully into a better alignment with and practiced for what keeps us healthy, well, and in integrity on all levels, so that we can do what we’re here to do, in this ever so critical and historic year 2021.

Be well & in service, in alignment with your cosmic assignment!

Blessings for Wellness in Wholeness, Liberated / Awakened Integrity, and Oneness!

Melanie

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