PISCES New Moon (Feb 23) with MERCURY Retro & NEPTUNE: Relax, Reconnect, Receive! Season of Surrender…

22 Feb

Cosmic Greetings, dear Astro~News Friend!

It is the Season of Faith & Surrender, opening up to Grace, and to Life – 
while letting go of the dark wintry phase that’s been washed out now, making room for the New!

 

Early Springing – Photo by moi, this week

 

Neptune Rules Pisces.
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

Tomorrow’s NEW MOON in early PISCES (with a CANCER undertone), comes in close Union with MERCURY Retro, and not far from NEPTUNE – they can be all seen together in the chart below…

Ultimate Fluidity – all about Connection…
Oneness Consciousness and  L~O~V~E transform.


Let’s embrace & be embraced by this PISCES NEW MOON – the last of the astrological cycle, before Spring Equinox (on March 19)!
Let’s relax, connect with (in!) the ONE Unifying Field of Love, and receive the gently transforming vibes and waves that are now & always offered!

MERCURY in PI, now retro (Feb 16 – March 7) agrees:
Let the mind be at ease – and see how easy things can BE!
… as lots of old mental-emotional / interwoven themes esp. about loss, (dis)connection, abandonment, and ways of coping – or adapting to the inevitable come up these days… 

 

In Hindu tradition it’s the New Moon that comes after Maha Shivaratri – the ‘Night of Shiva’, symbolizing the Union with the Formless.

And it’s the Carnival weekend – before Mardi Gras & Ash Wednesday – when trad. the Lent fasting season before Easter starts. All coming together in masquerade, colours, music, parades. In a sense exaggerating & dramatizing the masquerade and on-going parade that life is.

After its union with the Grand Unifier NEPTUNE on Feb 24, the MOON will be on Feb 25 newly visible, and also ‘newborn’ in ARIES where ‘Wild’ LILITH awaits, together with the CHIRON in ARIES Medicine of  Healing early Wounds, Showing Up in our Authentic Self, and Starting Fresh.
It’ll be quite the shift from the release to the renewal!

 

 

Let’s take a look at the PISCES NEW MOON ‘birth’ chart:

The PISCES NEW MOON will be exact at 7:32 am PST on Sunday Feb 23. 

 

 

  • A VERY watery / NO Air Energy Field. Plus, MERCURY is retro.
    Not a time to let the analytical mind be in charge.
    But to find Heart Connection with one another, with / in the World, and in the ONE.

 

  • Only one half of the Zodiac, from early CAP to early CAN is occupied by Planets, SUN & MOON.
    And: The Planets form two overlaying Configurations:

    A rare ‘Cradle’ Configuration: The opposition axis = the Nodal Axis, with MARS on the South Node in CAP (their exact bi-annual alignment will be on Feb 24) forms the protective cover of the cradle. SUN / MOON / MERCURY in PI and URANUS in TAU are on the ‘bottom’ of that tilted cradle.
    Safety & security (CAN – CAP) can be (paradoxically) found through surrender, letting go & letting God, giving what the mind had been absorbed by over to what-IS / grace / the ONE (PI), and finding freedom from attachment, and ‘simply’ freedom that-IS (URANUS in TAU).A very dynamic / charged (and tension producing) cardinal T-Square, from the Nodal Axis in early CAP (with MARS) & CAN to LILITH / CHIRON in early ARIES (their exact alignment – every 10 years – will be on March 3) as the Apex where the outlet wants to be found.
    Putting more energy into effort / burdens / judgment / anything heavy & hard doesn’t do it – it actually depletes our energy and pulls us further down. Starting from the Heart of Compassion leads to right action, which sets us free to be authentic & genuine. Who goes first?

 

  • SUN-MOON-MERCURY Retro fused together in early PISCES (the exact union of M-r and the SUN – Day of Enlightening Insight – will be on Feb 25).
    Early PISCES has a CANCER undertone – waves of emotions related to home, family, belonging, Paradise lost, grief and sadness about the loss of Nature on our Home Planet…
    Maybe some of it related to lack of connection in communication & resulting misunderstandings.
    A ‘Mercurial New MOON’ catalyzing the ‘New MERCURY’ in PISCES, on Feb 25.

 

  • The yearly ‘passage’ of the SUN ‘over’ NEPTUNE will happen on March 8.
    In mid-PISCES with the SCORPIO undertone we’re going through energetic interwoven / interdependent layers which might seem confusing & overwhelming to deal with – only to come to the core of it all where transformation comes in.
    Let it BE, let go, let God, let Love, says NEPTUNE, in PI since 2012 until 2026.

    Melting and ‘washing out’ not just the Winter in the Northern Hemisphere, but also Collective PISCEan themes that have ripple effects and show up in all of us through our inter-connectedness (like: the Victim – Perpetrator – Saviour triad / codependency, widespread numerous addictions as a symptom of a lack of genuine connection…)
    Time to allow the vulnerable, lacking re-traumatize-able sides in us (often related to early wounds of abandonment and / or overwhelm / abuse / intrusion) to come up, and be re-connected in the Whole of our Being.
    Healthy Connectedness (NEPTUNE & PISCES) Heals. A golden opport-Unity to RE-view the last decade with also CHIRON in PI:
    What has it shown you about Woundedness, Healing, Teaching?

    How have you embraced the Medicine from within, rather than escaping, drugging, numbing what wants to get your attention, teach and heal you?
    You might want to look back to when CHIRON in PI began (2010/11), which of your vulnerable and weak spots got triggered already and since then, are some still trigger-able, and where might those come from originally?
    Check the House in your birth chart that PISCES inhabits for clues.

 

  • Every NEW MOON offers the closure of an old cycle, and the beginning of a new cycle.
    Maybe the NEW MOON with MERCURY Retro &  NEPTUNE in PISCES even tells us about vestiges of the PISCES Age era of collectivism fizzling out, making room for ever increasing AQ Age phenomena?
    Yes, we’re obviously already in the era of technology & accelerated innovation. And individualized technology (everyone ‘self contained’ in their tech bubble while virtually ‘connected’) has already broadly invaded in our lives and taken the place of collective experiences of the past…

    In my sense, one aspect of the ‘Zeitgeist’ of NEPTUNE (in its 165-year cycle) now in PISCES (2012 – 2026), after its AQ activation (1998 – 2012, with URANUS in AQ / PI at the time) is to show our transition out of the PISCES Age ( incl. dependency on / addictions – to technology…).
    The Ages overlap of course (just as the constellations AQ and PI overlap in the Zodiac). With NEPTUNE in PI (2012 – 2026) a transition time is on, while Humanity shows symptoms of PI-AQ.

 

  • So, let’s stay (nep)tuned, yet consider, with MERCURY now RETRO (also in PI), how the mind’s stories are ‘old’ and just a re-flex, esp. in this Epimethean 1st half of M-r (until Feb 25).
    Let’s naturally, lovingly tune IN and connect – in ourselves, with each other, and in Life.
    A good time to re-connect – with people, places, and foremost, with our innermost Self, to notice how the mind and its stories and arguments are in the way…

    And with CHIRON now freshly in ARIES to show up authentically (ha, maybe before we can think too much).

 

  • Then, there’s the square from VENUS in ARIES in square with JUPITER (Feb 23), PLUTO (Feb 28) and SATURN (March 3) in CAP.

    The ‘Old Empire Expires’. Yes, old societal structures, esp. hierarchical, controlling ones are changing while still trying to exert their power (PLUTO) yet are outdated and coming to an end while we’re called to not give authority away but own it (SATURN), as we see the bigger picture and context of what’s going on in those structures & mechanisms and outgrow them (JUPITER).

    We’re not buying anymore into these ‘old matrixes’ with their ‘shoulds’, expectations, obligations, rules, ‘do it the hard way’ to get approval & ‘love’, but show up with fierce intrinsic Love that starts from the inside-out (VENUS in ARIES).
    Life is NOW, and we’re not into a repeat of his-story.
    Time to Lead ON with Love!

 

 

My heartfelt Blessings to us All, for the ALL-Connective New Moon in PISCES with MERCURY Retro & NEPTUNE!


Melanie

 

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Maha Shivaratri Night Feb 21 / 22 – Union with the Formless

21 Feb

Dear Astro Friends,


Maha Shivaratri
is the big yearly festival dedicated to Lord Shiva, most revered deity in Hinduism, and ‘patron’ of Yoga, meditation, and Union with the Formless.

 

Lord Shiva

This year, February 21 / 22 is the sacred night (Ratri) dedicated to Shiva.

It is believed that in this ‘moonless night’ before the New Moon, Lord Shiva performed the dance of destruction and re-creation.

Shivaratri, the Night of Shiva is celebrated in remembrance of “overcoming darkness and ignorance” in life and in the world.

In PISCEAN mode, let’s connect to festivals of yearly Astrology related cycles – if we feel an inner resonance, and receive a benefit!

If you’re inspired to tune into Shiva energy, esp. as a practicing Yogi/ni you might also be interested in watching the documentary “Naked in Ashes”.

 

Shiva Nataraja – The Dancing Shiva

 

And since we are now also in the phase of the Dark Moon – the ‘Crone Moon’ (last days before the PISCES NEW MOON on February 23, as the sliver has disappeared in the heavens) it’s time to go inwards, release and surrender to unseen forces and gifts of life – as the MOON will link with NEPTUNE on Feb 24 – , out of which the natural course of action may arise, with the NEW MOON.

The newly waxing ‘Shiva’ MOON Sliver will enter fiery ARIES on FEB 25 at 10:47 am PST, meeting in the evening with LILITH & CHIRON –  the healing energy through emergence of authentic new beginnings, after the Piscean ultimate surrender.
A breath of Spring, and a great time for vibrant & wild new energy to come forth.

 

Aum Namah Shivaya!

 

 

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The SUN enters PISCES (Feb 18 – March 19): Resonance and Compassion.

11 Feb

Dear Reader in the Cosmic Community,

The time of year comes when Aquarian Air turns into PISCEAN Water.
On Feb 18, 2020 at 8:57 pm PST, the SUN will enter PISCES.

It’s the time-of-season in the Northern hemisphere when frosty Aquarian ice crystals and snow melt, and the Winter gets ‘washed out’….. More rain? Maybe… (not everywhere on Planet Earth of course).

When the Chinese New Year was close to that point a few years back it inspired me to call this cusp also ‘Kuan Yin Point’, since she is the Chinese Goddess of Love and Compassion for all of Humanity. A good time (as is any time, of course) to invoke her. A time to connect – not only with Friends and those we resonate with, but with / in Humanity (AQ) and know that we’re all in this together (‘Coherence Point’). In a group, AQ – PI is the vibe of the shared ‘field’.

 

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card XVII – Star, with Kuan Yin… – Photo and crystal activation by Melanie

 

A bigger planetary field in PISCES opens up end of Feb – with the PISCES New Moon on Feb 23 (see chart):
The SUN, MOON, MERCURY retro, and NEPTUNE all in PI. 

 


 

MERCURY Retro is this time also mostly in PISCES – with a wee ‘back flip’ into AQ (March 4 – 16) – making it a very long phase of MERCURY in PI (Feb 3 – Apr 10).
More about MERCURY in PI and M-r in my special blog post for it: Openness, Fluidity, and Meta-Morphing of the Mind.

Feb 25 will be an important date for M-r, since that’s the half-way point, when MERCURY retro meets and moves ‘behind’ the SUN in the Zodiac.
It’s the ‘Day of Enlightened Insights’ (let’s be open for those), from which day on it’s easier for the Heart, Spirit, and Consciousness (the SUN) to ‘take the lead’ and for the Mind (MERCURY) to be in its service.

 

The SUN will be in PISCES until March 19, the day if the Spring Equinox (this year a day earlier, due to the leap year), and connect there with NEPTUNE on March 8.
So – if your birthday is close to March 8, you have a
(rare – only every 165 years!) transit from NEPTUNE these years. And if your MOON, or a Planet in your birth chart is mid PI, NEPTUNE would transit those.
A deep transformation to let go and surrender to the Universe / God / All-that-IS.

 

Neptune Rules Pisces.
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

PISCES, the last Water sign, last Winter sign, and last sign of the Zodiac supports ‘endings’, surrendering, letting go, and being ‘neutral’.
When we’re in that vibration we can easily meet what may come our way with LOVE, and whatever is not a good match can be released with LOVE, ease, and out-flow.

 

A new cycle follows, from the Spring Equinox (March 19) on.

 

Blessings for the Season of (often hidden) Blessings!

Melanie

 

 

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

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

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

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LEO – AQ Full MOON (Feb 8 / 9) – We’re All Stars in the Constellation of L*O*V*E

6 Feb

Dear Fellow StarBeing,

Waiting for the SUN, the warmth, the radiance – if you’re living in the Northern Hemisphere of Planet Earth?

…after weeks and months of wintry Rain Season, and incessant flooding rain here on the Pacific North West Coast, weighing heavy on the land and on the vital energy, pulling us into hibernation mode – Enough already!
If we only could ‘send’ the excess to areas of drought and fires…

Yes, there’s hope – this too shall pass.

MARS presently at the end of SAG – pointing to the Galactic Centre – helps us activate trust for the Light & Life Force to return. Which also means: The work begins. And we have more energy for it too – with MARS in CAP, from Feb 16 on. 

Another shift & enlivening boost from today, Feb 7 on:
VENUS entered ARIES – meeting LILITH & CHIRON
 immediately, on Feb 9 / 10.
Being Wildly A-Live & Showing up with Fierce Love.

MERCURY now (since Feb 3) in PISCES, tuning us into retro mode (Feb 16 – March 7)…
“Don’t believe everything you think”. Openness, Fluidity, and Meta-Morphing of the Mind…

Aaaand on the Horizon now:
The LEO – AQ Full Moon is coming, this weekend, yay!

Exact at 11:33 pm PST on Sat FEB 8.

We SO need & welcome the LEOnine warmth, joy, playfulness, creativity, and colours!

 

No wonder, at this time of year is traditionally Carnival – a ritual to chase the Winter Spirits away with colour & frolic, in community.
Here’s a page that’s dedicated to Carnival around the World.
Winter blahhh cure.

Carnival in Cologne – Image from Carnivaland

 

AQUARIUS says:
A Fool comes seldom alone. 
And it takes a group or village to create a parade!

Also apropos LEO – AQ:
In medieval times the Jester was the one who was allowed / hired to hold up the mirror to the King and mock him – an outlet for the voice of the People.
The Jester / Fool represents Liberty – ‘Narrenfreiheit’ in German means: Anything goes – esp. if you don’t have a reputation / status / ego to loose / already gave it up.

Of course, all this happens also within. When the ‘regal’ and full of itself Ego lets itself be mocked and actually: liberated by other sides in us that usually don’t tend to get the attention… esp. by the cool & quiet witness that’s always watching what presents itself and what-IS. MERCURY soon going retro (Feb 16 – March 9) helps with the ‘jestering’.

In the meantime, YES it is the season to generate genuine LEO Heart Fire from within – via engaging in what we love and are passionate about, via movement, dance, celebration and creative expression, and showing our Colours. That’s where it’s at, at this time of the LEO Full Moon!

 

And YES!
Welcoming the SUN in the middle of Winter, as Spring is stirring, after Imbolc / Candlemas / Sainte Brigid’s Days on Feb 1 / 2!

 

Let’s hear it for…

The Sabian Symbol of the Full Moon Degree 

Since the Full MOON falls exactly at 20° LEO it called me to bring the Sabian Symbol in.
The interpretation below was written by Dane Rudhyar in 1973

LEO 20°
“ZUNI INDIANS PERFORM A RITUAL TO THE SUN.

Zuni Dancer – Image from Intercontinental Cry Magazine

KEYNOTE: A Return to the Glorification of Natural Energies.

While the first symbol of this five-fold sequence pictured the magnificence of the returning sun after a storm, in this last symbol we see, by implication, humanity returning to nature and glorifying the Sun after the long crisis of “civilized” living in artificial cities. For many years now, the American Pueblo Indian has been for the weary city dweller and the dried-up intellectual a symbol of this “return to nature.” After having ruthlessly destroyed him, we come to him as an exemplar of peaceful and harmonious group living.

This fifth symbol of the twenty-eighth sequence brings us the image of a reversal of our socialized activity and opens for us the way to the deepest release of our long-denied root energies. Natural man links himself consciously to the source of all Life on Earth. And this means IDENTIFICATION THROUGH WORSHIP — and the sanctification of the creative power.”

 

So ironic & tragic indeed, that after colonial overpowering & destruction of natural community living (AQ) and due to dysfunctional family experiences  in the 70’s when D.R. wrote the comment, and again nowadays, people are looking for new ‘tribes’ and ‘chosen families’.
And we’re looking to indigenous cultures and traditions as models to bring into our modernity (AQ).
Can this work, or has the post-modern technocratic society made the ‘progress’ irreversible?

Well, we still worship the SUN as the central life giving creative power and follow it – hopefully in more profound ways than (self centred) via a holiday destinations, and sun tanning.
Humans need ritual & ceremony, and always powerful to intentionally co-create these in community (AQ).
They bring us together, and make us feel more alive.

 

Here’s a good article about the Zuni Nation that I found when looking for a picture for the Zuni Sun Dance:
Zuni Tribe Returns to Sacred Ceremony to Strengthen Community.

 

 

Let’s take a look at the 

LEO – AQ FULL MOON Chart.

The Full Moon at 20° LEO – AQ will be exact on Sat Feb 8 at 11:33 pm PST – and on Sun Feb 9 everywhere East of PST.

 

Similarly to the last Full MOON in CAN / CAP on Jan 10 – a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse it was – remember (in this fast-paced and no-retro time)?
There’s the lone yet strong MOON in LEO (with the Lunar North Node in CAN in the vicinity) facing ‘the rest of the Cosmic Gang’ in the wintry realm from CAP (which also MARS enters next week) through PISCES – with a fiery extension into early ARIES, via the alignment of VENUS, LILITH, and CHIRON (exact Feb 9 / 10), and via URANUS into early TAU.

 

The Configuration is called a ‘Bucket’, with the LEO MOON as the handle to ‘pick up’ the container and what’s in it.
Like what?
All these CAP to early TAU activations.

 

CAP
The South Node (until June); JUPITER (all year); PLUTO (until 2023); and SATURN (moving over the cusp to AQ already for a test run March 21 – July 1, then back to CAP until Dec 16).
We’ve heard / experienced it many times, many ways:
Lots of heavy duty, cold and hard / difficult stuff – teaching us what we need to work through, what to drop and not take on (anymore), where boundaries & been there / done that come in  to make room for more simplicity-in-integrity.
Being done with being weighed down by externalized authority, and with giving power away through fear. Leading by example instead. MARS adds to the CAP picture Feb 16 – March 30 – giving all that heavy and apparently unmoving energy a kick.

 

AQ
At this point, only the SUN – until Feb 18. Freedom & Co-Innovation.
MERCURY will briefly come back into AQ on the retro tail-end and turnaround, March 4 – 16.
Cooperation and all things CO-, esp. community give energy
in these cold and wintry times that can easily lead to technological (also AQ) isolation. Maybe MERCURY in its AQ ‘back flip’ to AQ in March will teach us something about this, when we’ve re-connected / at times ‘randomly’ with friends and people we re-sonate with…

 

PISCES
MERCURY (since Feb 3) – for a loooong time, basically until Apr 10, due to – you guessed it, and see it in the chart – its immanent retro loop from Earth perspective, Feb 16 – March 9.
Time to take a re-treat from the busy / bossy mind, and re-connect with the Heart & Consciousness.
That’s all that matters… NEPTUNE nearby couldn’t agree more. All is ONE.

 

ARIES
YES – here comes refreshing, enlivening, Springy contrast to the ‘Old World’ of CAP. All starts here – and only happens NOW.
Wild & wondrous – with a LILITH boost (since Jan 27), and VENUS (a Full Moon gift!), connecting on Feb 9 / 10 with LILITH and CHIRON (2019 – 2026 in ARIES).
Showing up in our True Nature & fierce Love, authentic & raw, is the Medicine.

 

TAURUS
URANUS (the ruling Planet of AQ where the SUN travels now) in TAU since March 2019 until 2026.
Wake UP Earthlings!
The Earth doesn’t belong to us. We belong to the Earth.

 

A LOT in that celestial ‘bucket’ – picked up & channeled by the Full MOON in LEO.
Let’s express the cosmic gifts creatively – in our own unique radiance!

 

Shakti Maa Mother Goddess Durga, with the Lion – Artist unknown

 

The fiery, radiant LEO Full MOON loves the fresh ARIES Fire!
And we’ll feel a big shift in energy from super watery (compliments VENUS late PI & MOON late CAN) to fresh fiery vibes from tomorrow Fri on,
via VENUS – emerging in ARIES – exactly at 12:02 pm PST, and via the MOON, once she enters LEO at 2:45 pm PST!

 

And clearly:

The strong LEO Full MOON / Goddess Power is not just a purrrsonal thing.
We need to bring it to community, groups, humanity – AQUARIUS.
To nurture co-creation, through coming together in natural Strength, Love, and Radiance.

 

Firestorm of a StarBirth in Galaxy M33 – Photo by Hubble Space Telescope

 

Where everyone can shine.
Since:
We’re all Stars in the Constellation & ComMOONity  of L*O*V*E.

 

Melanie

 

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Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with yourself in the bigger evolution. Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

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

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

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

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MARS in CAPRICORN (Feb 16 – March 30): Gett’n Stuff Done. Integrity in Action & (RE)Builder Energy

5 Feb

Hi, Fellow CosmoNauts, as in: Travelers & Navigators in the Cosmic Realms!

Let’s face it:

MARS (Hubble Space Telescope)

We’ve come a long way, with MARS moving (us) through SAG, since Jan 3! Hope you had a motivating and insightful time, Truth & Freedom moved you, and Spirit called you to follow your Heart!
And that your own SAG themes got activated in a way that sets you free.

On Feb 16, the energetic Warrior Archetype and ruling Planet of ARIES (which is so fresh and ‘hot’ these days, via VENUS, LILITH, and CHIRON) moves over the ‘Integrity Point’ into CAPRICORN where we’re called to DO what we know and say, follow up on those high-flying visions and promises, do the work, and build what matters and lasts.

Here on the Canadian Pacific NorthWest Coast we’ve seen loads of snow mid-January, and massive rain (15-year record floods) in the last 2 weeks, which the meteo predictors promise will seize now. Hope and trust has carried us through. And once the light returns – in this case with MARS in CAP – the clean-up work begins.

When a Planet moves into a new sign we usually see shifts / events expressing the themes. Let’s watch for ‘hot’ Integrity Issues mid-Feb.
AND: On that very DAY, MERCURY in PISCES goes retro! This can be interesting…

 

Once MARS is solidly in CAP, all the CAP issues that have built up over the Winter and was strongest in Dec / Jan, esp. via the SUN, MERCURY, VENUS, JUPITER, SATURN, and PLUTO – culminating with the Full Moon / PLE on Jan 10 / the epic & epochal SATURN – PLUTO alignment on Jan 12 – are getting energized via MARS.
Great boosts for Evolution. It can also lead to anger at the system, and outbursts of violence. Let’s give energy to constructive outlets of building from integrity.

In its 2-year cycle, MARS hasn’t been in CAP since Spring to late Summer 2018 (then also retro).
Do you remember, was it a productive time for you?
Of course, the circumstances have changed since then, and the Astro Sphere too. Therefore we can’t compare directly, yet there might be parallels.

 

MARS in CAP is an upgrade of the Masculine.
It also reminds me also of David Deida’s work
 “The Way of the Superior Man”.

His book from 1997 was ground-breaking in the Men’s Movement.
In an audio book presentation (excerpt here), he intriguingly addresses three levels of masculinity:

  1. Grow for your own sake – I’d call it “Personal MARS”.
  2. Share and cooperate – “Interpersonal MARS”.
  3. Realize that everything is only change. Come to terms with death of everything which doesn’t stop the Superior Man from giving – he IS the giving. Feel your deepest purpose. – “Transpersonal MARS.”

 

MARS in CAP is a solid energy that holds everyone (esp. oneself and those in leadership) accountable, AND helps us to be responsible, step up to the occasion with our cap-acities, and get the job done.
Accomplishment and completion are CAP’s big motivators.
CAP keeps it real, and doesn’t like waste of Time and Energy.

 

Vibrant Country Goat – Photographer unknown

 

Time to get going with those long awaited Spring projects! Hey, we got the energy and motivation now (no more excuse / blame, ha-ha), plus, thankfully the days are getting longer. CAP loves working with the Seasons.

MARS is considered ‘exalted’ in CAP (top position for MARS in the Zodiac)
Think: persistence, endurance, mountaineer, marathon runner, and builder… sustainable energy to reach a goal.

Let’s USE (yay, a buzz word for CAP) the Time and Energy as it’s available.
Plain and simple.
CAP likes Simplicity, and sticking to Priorities.

What does that mean for the CAP sides in us (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets, Nodes)?

Well, they get an energy boost, to be even more Capricornian, in terms of accomplishing and completing (yay! finishing!) what we’ve set out to do. Yet not the old hard, fear & control based way.
DO it, says MARS in CAP, you got the Energy now… well paced, and with consistent engagement. 

That’s for sure: The CAP side in your chart (either via Planets, SUN, MOON, AC, Nodes, or in any case the House/s CAP lives in) gets an energy boost.



If you feel called let’s check that out for you personally, and direct the energy in a good way, via a private session. 
You can even use the Flash Focus Sessions ($ 44 for 44 min, on until March 4) for that.

Just contact me via email (licht@islandnet.com), and we set it up.

 

 

 

What’s the Itinerary for MARS in CAPRICORN 2020?


What’s the Cosmic Activation it brings into the mix / Astro Weather, as it contacts other Planets
?

Rule of thumb, re the dates given below:
The energy is active / available in the whole week around the dates when it climaxes.
The build-up time is usually stronger than the outflow phase.

 

FEB 16
MARS enters CAP – Lead ON!
Moving forward with vigor and integrity.
What motivates YOU to accomplish what really matters?
What sustains your energy?

 

FEB 20 / 21
MARS in early CAP squares LILITH & CHIRON in early ARIES, and in Earth Trine with URANUS in early TAU.
Showing up in our authentic Nature (rather than in survival mode) is the Medicine that gives us a kick to get into gears and do what’s timely and has Priority. Freedom’s on the other side (and with us all along).
And hey, this can also mobilize women in / towards / against status-quo leadership.

 

FEB 24
MARS in early CAP meets the Lunar South Node, and opposes the Lunar North Node in early CANCER.
Just because it’s challenging / just because some authority said so, or we feel obliged / guilty we don’t have to do it (esp. not the hard way). Let’s lead with gentleness & care.

 

MARCH 14
MARS in mid CAP sextiling NEPTUNE in mid PI.
Great time for work flow. And to be in connectedness which naturally leads us to what matters most.
There’s always primo energy for it available.

 

MARCH 20
MARS in late CAP meets JUPITER.
Looots of energy – for what brings out our Best and what we’re built for
(yet it might have been hard to tackle thus far).
Let’s use that energy – round Spring Equinox!
Also great for Spring cleaning, of course.

 

MARCH 22
MARS in late CAP meets & passes PLUTO.
Whoooaa – Power House / Super Hero energy.
Likely the highlight of the MARS in CAP Transit – and it can express on different levels:
Transforming anger into productive work.
Moving Mountains? What needs to change to accomplish this…?
Societal structures change when shadow comes out.
Deep inner work that transforms generational / historic / ancestral conditioning.
Doing the Soul Work.

 

MARCH 30
MARS enters AQ
(until May 12)
Coming to the end of what YOU can do?
It takes a village / team / humanity to collaborate.
All things CO- rock.

 

MARCH 31
MARS freshly in AQ passes & initiates / activates SATURN (also freshly in AQ since March 21 – first phase until July 1).
Beyond old blocks, obstacles, fears, and patriarchal / hierarchical control, there’s Freedom. 

 

MOON – MARS Contacts

Besides the Martian activation / inter-action with other Planets, we’ll also feel (maybe even more personally) the weekly dynamics between the MOON and MARS – whenever the MOON makes a sharp aspect angle from a Cardinal sign (ARIES, CANCER, LIBRA, CAP) to MARS in CAP, either via conjunction, square, or opposition.
Yes, a great time to get work done. Just don’t work yourself up emotionally. And rather find a healthy / productive action outlet for anger than turning it against other Beings.

Here are the dates – mark your calendar:

FEB 18 
MOON in CAP meeting MARS

FEB 26
MOON in ARIES squaring MARS

MARCH 4
MOON in CAN opposing MARS

MARCH 11
MOON in LIBRA squaring MARS

MARCH 18
MOON in CAP meeting MARS

MARCH 26
MOON in ARIES squaring MARS

 

 

Where is MARS’s Rock-Solid Action Boost in CAP Happening in Your Chart & Life?

As you read this maybe you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in CAP? Then there’s more to MARS’s visit in CAP, since ‘he’ also activates your CAP Archetypes. They get a boost of energy – to show up and do the work.   

Saturn Rules Capricorn – Painting by Johfra Bosschart

And for all of us, whichever House/s CAP inhabits in our birth charts is the manifestation realm – The corresponding area of Life is about making something real – because it matters.

 

Our CAP House/s – we all have one (or two) – is the area of life where we’ll get activated by the MARS Effect – which can also be about turning conflict into doing the good work!

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
Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

5th House
Your Creativity, Your 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.

 

May we all USE and work with the time and energy of MARS in CAP for the highest purpose! 

Melanie

 

© 2020 by Melanie Lichtinger 

 

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Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with yourself in the bigger evolution. Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

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

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

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

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VENUS in ARIES (Feb 7 – March 4) – meeting LILITH & CHIRON: Fierce Love Emerging

5 Feb

Dear Cosmic Voyageurs on Planet Earth,

…so much in the wintry energetics of hard core CAP (esp. in Dec / Jan, via SUN, MERCURY, VENUS, JUPITER, SATURN, and PLUTO), and recently AQ & PISCES (in Feb, via the SUN, MERCURY, and VENUS).
MERCURY just entered PISCES on Feb 7 – for a looong (incl. retro) odyssey until Apr 10 (with a little back-flip into AQ March 4 – 16) – see my blog post for it!

Venus Evening Star dancing in the West – Photo by moi this week


VENUS has also been in PISCES (which is ‘her’ exalted – most ‘dignified’ place) since Jan 13.
Love IS. Beyond form, time, and space. A connection with / in the Universe…

Have you seen exquisite VENUS Evening ‘Star’ lately?
Yes, She’s setting after the SUN these weeks & months, hence is ahead of it in the Zodiac.
And yes, 2020 will be a VENUS retro year (every 1 1/2 years), from May 12 – June 24, all in GEMINI.

Buuut, I’m getting ahead here (which is also apropos ARIES).

 

And now for a refreshing shift and lift into Spring Vibes!

VENUS moves over the Spring Equinox ‘Emergence Point’ from PISCES to ARIES on Friday (VENUS-Day) Feb 7 – just before the Full Moon in LEO – AQ, on Feb 8 / 9, promising the Gifts of Spring!

 

Bold Witch Hazel – Photo by moi

LILITH & CHIRON await her!
Last year (on Feb 18, 2019), CHIRON made
its move into ARIES (until 2027), reminding us of the Medicine of Being Authentic.
And just last week (Jan 27), LILITH initiated her / our Emergence in ARIES: Show UP in Your True Nature!

All things are NEW and freshly Alive in ARIES.

With VENUS entering the ARIES scene on Feb 7, the Heroine emerges, and Newness blossoms – like / with fresh shoots in Spring (definitely already too, here on the mild & wild West Coast).

VENUS in ARIES doesn’t wait to be asked ‘to dance’.
She takes initiative, makes the first steps, goes for what she values, is direct and ‘in your face’.

How does / do we with the blessings & Medicine of VENUS in ARIES attract?
Through her rawness and courage.
What you see is what you get.


VENUS is in the trad. system of dignities ‘in exile’ in ARIES – furthest away from Her natural Home in LIBRA.
Yet, that’s another box that we’re evolving out of.

What are the gifts of VENUS in ARIES?
Showing up in new, authentic, raw and ‘wild’ (LILITH is all for it) and intrinsically, genuinely beautiful ways is drawn out of us. Such good Medicine – CHIRON agrees.

Time to be inspired by the emerging Goddess of Freshness & Newness!

 

 

So, let’s see how VENUS fares in the Spring Fire of ARIES, directly / immediately connected with LILITH & CHIRON, and indirectly with other cosmic ‘Players’ in the Zodiac.

Here are the Planet Dates for VENUS in ARIES:

 

FEB 7
VENUS enters ARIES
Goddess A-Rising

 

FEB 9
VENUS in ARIES meets LILITH
Showing up in our fierce, authentic Nature is magnetic


FEB 10

VENUS in AR meets CHIRON.
New Healing Connections. Taking bold, genuine and loving initiative is healing.

 

FEB 13
VENUS in AR in T-square with the South Node in early CAP and the North Node in early CAN.
Out of the structures of Old, and into where you feel Belonging & where Aliveness beckons.

 

FEB 23
VENUS in AR squares JUPITER in CAP.
Showing up with your Best as you’re fresh & new (you & they love it!)

 

FEB 27
The MOON in AR meets VENUS (after having connected with LILITH  & CHIRON).
Be spontaneous & fresh, follow the Life Force.

 

FEB 28
VENUS in late AR squares PLUTO in late CAP.
While the ‘Old Empire’ is transforming, Goddess loves it when Life takes a chance on re-emerging.

 

MARCH 3
VENUS at the end of ARIES squares SATURN at the end of CAP.
After all those experience about blockages, obstacles, old patterns, and what NOT to repeat: Lead on with Love.

 

MARCH 4
VENUS enters TAURUS (until Apr 3)

EnJoy Life in Spring!

 

Where in Your chart is ARIES?


That’s where rebirth and fresh beginnings beckon!

VENUS in ARIES, meeting LILITH & CHIRON, also in your… House helps you attract in these areas of your Life (which can go really fast a la ARIES) as you show up as YOU, and bring your Medicine of being authentic, wild & free into the scene:

1st House
Via Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House
Through Being You in Your Local Environment

4th House
In Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

5th House
Via Your Creativity, Your Playful, Inner Child and Lover

6th House
In Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House
With Your Partners & Significant Others

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

9th House
Via What gives You Meaning, Your Wisdom, Inspiration, on Your Path and Travels

10th House
Via Your Purpose incl Career, Your Public Self

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

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

 

Wanna check in and get an inspiration boost to help activate VENUS / LILITH / CHIRON in ARIES?
44 min / $ 44 Flash Focus Sessions are available at this ARIES occasion – until March 4 (while VENUS is in ARIES).
Just contact me (licht@islandnet.com), and we set it up.

 

 

Wishing you a fresh  & healing Start from the Wild & Free Heart,
with VENUS freshly in ARIES, meeting LILITH and CHIRON!

Melanie

 

© 2020 by Melanie Lichtinger 

 

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Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with yourself in the bigger evolution. Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

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

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

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

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MERCURY for a looong time in PISCES (Feb 3 – Apr 10), with Retro ‘Back Flip’ (Feb 16 – March 9): Openness, Fluidity, and Meta-Morphing of the Mind

4 Feb

Oceanic Quantum Greetings, dear Cosmic Friends!

“How can I be connected with the Quantum Field?” you may ask….
You ARE IN the Quantum Field.
That’s like a dolphin asking, ‘How can I be connected with the ocean?”

This happened yesterday!

Quite the elemental mercurial energy shift, from cool, abstract, systemic AQ – which MERCURY per se loves – to the oceanic interconnected mystical worlds of PISCES – where Love IS.

Swift, brainy, practical MERCURY isn’t traditionally ‘well placed’ in PI (considered ‘in exile’ there – “What am I doing here..?” “Where’s everything?”). But hey, that Planets-in-Dignity system is yet another matrix.

The question is rather:
What are the gifts of MERCURY in PISCES?

It doesn’t have to do so much with doing, and even ‘active thinking’.
In an interdimensional, ‘watery’ way:
Being in an open mind, flexibly-fluid, receiving messages, not letting things stick, and offering old mind-sets to be released.

The ‘usual’ straight-forward communication turns into energetic / psychic tuning in and communing with one another, as Humans, with Animals, with All of Nature, with Spirit and all that-IS, in the Web of Life. 
A wonderful time for creative inspiration that’s beyond words, for music, dance, poetry, film, photography, and all Art as multi-D fusion.

And for spiritual, transcendent No-Mind realizations.

We have 8 weeks (super long for MERCURY!) to get into and used to that PISCEAN Space-of-Mind.
MERCURY will also go RETRO (Feb 16 – March 9) – mostly in PISCES, while touching back over the ‘Resonance’ Cusp into AQ at the end of the retro / turnaround phase, March 4 – 16.

 

Fast Moving NO Retro Phase is ending, via MERCURY

Lots of shifts, inner and outer, in these first weeks of 2020…
Do you find that too?

The Eclipses of December / January, the SATURN – PLUTO alignment on Jan 12, the swift current of the retro-free zone since Jan 10, LILITH now freshly in ARIES (since Jan 27)!

Things have been moving & manifesting quite fast in the last month.
Time to RE-flect, integrate and absorb – with MERCURY retro!

When MERCURY goes retro on Feb 16 it will be the first Planet to break the NO RETRO pattern since Jan 10 when URANUS turned from retro to direct. And there’s more about the connection between MERCURY & URANUS these days:

 

In the Planet Aspect Alchemy…

What’s striking is MERCURY’s upcoming triple(!) sextile with its ‘higher octave’ Archetype URANUS, before, during, and after M-r.:

  • FEB 5
    Sextile # 1 between MERCURY pre-retro in early PI with URANUS in early TAU
  • FEB 28
    Sextile # 2 between MERCURY (then retro) in early PI with URANUS in early TAU
  • MARCH 22
    Sextile # 3 between MERCURY (then post-retro) in early PI with URANUS in early TAU

Looks like this triple easeful sextile contact shows how we can EmBody Freedom (URANUS in TAU) from within, show up with it in the ‘Outside World’ when we’re in Flow, and attune to connective frequencies that are here to help us. When we’re at ease & connected, and allow thoughts to come and go (MERCURY in PI) and the ‘randomness’ of Life (URANUS) to happen we ARE in Freedom-that-IS.

The mind would be the first one to take us out again, by…. well, all that distracts us from the present moment. That’s where the M-r gifts of mindfulness (rather than having the mind overwhelmingly full) and re-treating from the busy, bossy, buzzing, overwhelming information world (esp. in the PISCES ruled media) come in.
We probably need this time for re-generation.

 

The process has already started in the MERCURY connections during the pre-retro phase.
Things will look different during and after M-r.

Possibly from (pre-retro) being caught in the PISCEAN ‘net’ & blend of mental-emotional energetics – to be seen for what they are:
Waves of Energy that come and go – like information on social media streaming by, or clouds passing by….

 

 

Let’s tie it all together, for MERCURY in PISCES & its upcoming Retro Phase!
What you find in this MERCURY Retro Article:

  • Going with the Flow of MERCURY retro…
  • Grace – by Ann Mortifee
  • What’s Special about this MERCURY Retro in PISCES?
  • Sabian Symbol for the Degree MERCURY Retro goes back to (29° AQ)
  • MERCURY’s Moves, and Dance with other Planets while in PISCES, and during its core Retro phase in Feb / March
  • 7-Phase Sequence of the MERCURY Retro Timeline
  • Timeless and Timely MERCURY Retro REminders
  • My Seasoned MERCURY Retro Tips & Seasonal Tool Kit 

 

Going with the Flow of MERCURY retro… esp. in PISCES

Technology, traffic / transport and communication glitches (or surprises!) sneaking in again lately?
Feeling wiped and spaced-out, rather than focused on the ‘task at hand’?

MERCURY doing its retro somersaults again… this time surfingly in PISCES

No way? Are you telling me…..?
YEP, the ‘inevitable’ is happening again:Another MERCURY Retro phase is coming UP, and already gearing UP!

Almost all in PISCES this time (from 12°53′ PI back to 28°13′ AQ), from Feb 16 – March 9. Going back to the very end of AQ / cusp to PISCES – the ‘Resonance Point’.

A mercurial surfing in the ‘cosmic waters’ of PISCES…

 

Those of you who’ve read my MERCURY retro support REport (or even advocacy) over the years know:
M-r isn’t necessarily ‘BAD’ news, as pop / cliche 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 since Feb 2 been in the pre-retro ‘shadow’
(i.o.w., crossed the 28° AQ mark from which it will go direct again on March 9, at the end o the M-r phase).

From Feb 13 on, MERCURY will be in stationary (very slowly moving) ‘U-turn storm’. 

And on Feb 16, MERCURY will ‘officially’ start its seasonal retro loop which goes technically until March 9, and rolls out completely until and of March.
Take it easy on planning for the Spring break or other events, and on getting wrapped up in ‘loops’ that are directed by mental over-identification. It’s a good time to chill, go on a RE-treat and RE-laxation, a la PISCES, and to catch up with friends, and with lost & forgotten creative projects.

 

As MERCURY goes retro in PISCES the energy turns inward-backward to RE-connect with and from the NO-mind and with Being (PI) rather than operate in the regular doing / fixing / thinking mode (MERCURY rules VIRGO and GEMINI).

Also, everything PISCEAN is brought to conscious awareness, to be questioned, so that instead of the Mind running the show it can go on the back seat again – and serve Consciousness:

  • Overwhelm 
    What does it have to do with your state of Mind more than with an ‘objective reality’?
    What of it is self-made?
    Why do you overwhelm yourself mentally-emotionally?
    Can it be even an addiction, distraction, or self sabotage?
    Be open and think paradoxically (which is very PISCES / M-r).
  • Similarly, feeling disoriented, lost, confused, fatigued 
    What’s your Mind’s contribution to this?
    Maybe certain ‘issues’ don’t have to be sorted out…
    What’s the not knowing pointing you to?
  • Escapism
    A response to overwhelm, feeling depleted, confused, fatigued
    Notice when you’re avoiding the here & now, and why?
    Maybe a healthy dose of disruption of patterns & habits is actually a good thing.
  • Addictions (substances or behaviour)  
    Ask questions like Dr. Gabor Mate would:
    Not, what’s wrong with the addiction? but “what’s right about it?”
    “Why does it make perfect sense for your situation?”
    “What is it a response to?”

 

PISCES is about letting go and letting it BE.
Space is being created where there’s no agenda, rather natural loving acceptance without judgement or resistance – and things can take a turn or run their course, just like a wave.

 

Timeless Ocean – Photo by Melanie

 

Here’s a beautifully poetic, wise and very apt quote by Ann Mortifee from her book In Love With the Mystery (not only) for this M-r in PI, that found me ‘randomly’:

“GRACE
Grace is undying favour, the unexpected balm of the Unknowable.
Like the air we breathe, grace flows through, around, and in everything. We have only to sink into the deep resonance of this very moment now to receive its blessing. Grace is always present, waiting to bestow its healing breath upon whoever draws near. It is we who must approach in the stillness. It is we who must open to receive.

Grace is a constant. We are the variable. The more constant our surrender the more grace-filled we become.”

 

Neptune Rules Pisces
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

What’s special about this MERCURY Retro in PISCES?

The PISCES motto (ruled by NEPTUNE – which has been in PI since 2012 – until 2026) motto is: “All is ONE.”

PISCES is the energy before the Spring Equinox where Winter and the old Zodiac cycle are ‘washing away’ and ‘dissolving’, so that a fresh cycle can start. Symbolically, it’s the energy of everything coming together in a ‘grand finale’ where endings and surrender makes space for the new.

Shadow expressions of PISCES which may come out via the mind now, with MERCURY retro in PI – to be met with pure SoUlar Consciousness:
Overwhelm, confusion, co-dependency, addictions. Yes, it ‘all comes together’ in these phenomena too but in a way where we don’t let go… or we might feel like the victim (and bonded in that state).

The ‘job’ of MERCURY retro in PISCES is to catch the mind getting carried away with delusions, or illusions that it ‘sells us’ as ‘the real thing’. PISCES can be excellent at camouflaging, masking, pretending.
Synchronistically, this M-r goes over  the Carnival weekend, and Mardi Gras (Feb 22 – 25)!

As ‘usual’, M-r RE-attunes the ego driven mind (which tells us there’s ‘never enough connection’) to be the assistant and tool to Spirit and the Heart (which is intrinsically fulfilled).
Being aware of the mental tricks is the first step into true Oneness (PISCES).

 

Yes, this M-r affects whatever you have positioned end of AQ to mid-PI (SUN, MOON, Planets, Nodes, AC / MC), and it shows up in the area of life related to the AQ / PI House/s in your chart to bring their themes to your awareness – to RE-attune.

At this time, we tend to think, write, discuss, and communicate more than otherwise about themes like: Connections and connectedness. Connecting the dots. Music, arts, media, dance, drugs, the climate…
What / whom we’re missing – yet who’s / what’s always IN us anyway. What ‘s fleeting and lost and what cannot really go away. 

New (or: old, buried) ideas can spring forth if you allow the mind to wander and re-consider what you lost track of, or talk with people you wouldn’t ‘usually’, or haven’t in a while.

 

MERCURY (incl. retro) in PISCES in your… House in the next 9 weeks has important messages for you and wants to show you something about your Mind.
The area/s of your Life where M-r themes are likely to show up relate to the PISCES House in your chart (even though, PI tends to ‘spread’):

1st House
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House
Your Environment

4th House
Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

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

6th House
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House
Your Partners & Significant Others

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

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

10th House
Your Purpose incl Career, Your Public Self

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

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

 

When in doubt about the area of life M-r can help you get a new picture for, or if you could use a conscious and intentional boost get in touch with me.
This can be a good time to (RE)visit in a  M-r focused Astro session ‘hidden treasure’ themes in your life that want to come to Light.

 

Sabian Symbol for the Degree MERCURY Retro goes back to (29° AQ)

This time around, I felt called to look up the Symbol for the degree MERCURY goes back to in its retro journey.
Which will be technically 28°13′ AQ – not quite 28°.
Therefore 29
° is the point MERCURY touches 3 times:
Crossing it forward (Feb 2), and stationing on it in backward-forward mode (March 6 – 14).

AQUARIUS 29°: 

“A BUTTERFLY EMERGING FROM A CHRYSALIS.

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

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

At this fourth stage of the sixty-fifth sub cycle the Keyword is METAMORPHOSIS. In spiritual terms, this implies “Initiation,” i.e. entering a higher realm of conscious existence and there joining a sacred Company.”

Wow! Loving this symbol’s inspiration to morph into a different state of Being. 
The mind (MERCURY) plays an important role in this. The mental chrysalis is being undone, so that we can spread our wings and emBody Freedom! Which re-connects with MERCURY’s triple sextile with its ‘higher octave’ URANUS pre-, during, and post-M-r.

 

 

MERCURY’s Moves and Dances with other Planets while in PISCES, and during its core Retro phase in Feb / March

 

Butterfly Freedom – Image from Pexels 

 

FEB 2
MERCURY at the end of AQ went into pre-retro shadow.
Fore-shadowing themes?

 

FEB 3
MERCURY entered PISCES
(until Apr 10 – with AQ ‘back flip’ March 4 – 16)
Communing, Openness, and Fluidity of the Mind

 

FEB 5
MERCURY pre-retro in early PI in sextile (# 1 ) with URANUS in early TAU
Initial initiation / attuning of MERCURY’s contact with its ‘higher octave’.
Can be confusing & chaotic, and sensed in the body too as in: unpredictable states, loosing stability.
Yet already the message:
Ease of Mind helps with EmBodying Freedom (and vice versa)

 

FEB 13
MERCURY in PI goes into pre-retro ‘storm’.
Take it easy on ‘plans’.
Get ready for synchronicities and synch’ with the flow & dance of life.

 

FEB 16
MERCURY (at 12°53′ PI) goes retro, until MARCH 9 (back 28°13′ AQ).
Be ultra fluid, and definitely don’t believe everything you think (Are these even your thoughts? And who’s the thinker anyway?).

 

FEB 25
MERCURY retro meets the SUN –
Half-way point of the M-r Journey = ‘Day of Enlightening Insight’
Also: MERCURY retro in sextile with MARS in CAP
Better ‘effects’ when in a flow space of mind.

 

FEB 28
MERCURY retro in early PI in sextile (# 2 ) with URANUS in early TAU
Allow ‘impermanence’ & ‘randomness’ to happen. Relax, connect, be free – just BE!

 

MARCH 4
MERCURY retro crosses over the ‘Resonance Point’ and re-enters AQ (until March 16)
Also: MERCURY retro end of AQ in sextile with VENUS end of AR.
Finding / being found by who & what truly resonates with your vibrations.
Hint: Ease of connection, co-creative thinking

 

MARCH 9
MERCURY goes direct again end of AQ
Freedom from the Known 

 

MARCH 16
MERCURY post-retro re-enters PISCES (until Apr 27)
Inter-connective thinking, elasticity & open-mindedness

 

MARCH 19
MERCURY post-retro leaves the stationary slow moving ‘U-turn storm’
Bringing connectedness / a new state of Being into all conversations & interactions 

 

MARCH 22
MERCURY post-retro in early PI in sextile (# 3 ) with URANUS in early TAU
Being present & free with what shows up in each moment.

 

MARCH 30
MERCURY in PI leaves the post-retro shadow
Time to integrate the gifts of the mental re-generation.

 

APR 3
MERCURY in PI meets NEPTUNE
Connecting and communing, and tuning of the mind – there’s only ONE of us here….!

 

APR 7
MERCURY in PI sextile PLUTO / JUPITER in CAP (their union # 1 is on Apr 4)
Tapping into Super Power with ease & flow of Mind

 

APR 10
MERCURY enters ARIES (until Apr 27)
Spring Freshness & Acceleration

 

 

7-Phase Sequence of the MERCURY Retro Timeline 

  1. Pre-retro shadow – started Feb 2. MERCURY in the Epimethean phase.
  2. Pre-retro stationary / ‘storm’ – starts Feb 13.
  3. MERCURY technically retro – from Feb 16 on.
  4. MERCURY meets half-way in retro the SUN – a ‘New MERCURY’ is born, a.k.a. ‘Point of Enlightening Insight’ – on Feb 25 – Promethean phase starts.
  5. MERCURY direct again – on March 9.
  6. Post-retro stationary / ‘storm’ ends – on March 19.
  7. Post-retro shadow – until March 30.

The first half of M-r (phases 1. – 4.) is the Epimethean phase. RE-minding us of ‘old stories’ – which doesn’t have to be a ‘bad thing’ to overcome, it can be an important RE-flection inducer ;-).
And, as always, we learn so much from history / herstory.

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

 

MERCURY went into so-called pre-retro ‘shadow’ on Feb 2: It passed for the first time the Zodiac point (28° AQ) from which it will after the retro phase go direct / forward again on March 9.
Noticing ‘foreshadowing’ themes since then of what might come up during M-r?

A good time to be fluid as quicksilver, RE-sponsive to higher intelligence, and to trust the ‘messenger from the future’, via intuition and precognition.
Perhaps you’re already having clarifying heartfelt communication and contemplation around ‘neglected’ AQ / PISCES related themes (vibes, resonance with people, places, energies in the ‘field’
).

 

MERCURY Retro in the Starters

On Feb 13, MERCURY enters its stationary ‘storm’ period (moves very slowly), i.o.w., starts to go into ‘U-turn’ mode.

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

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

 

7-Circle Classical Labyrinth by Helen Rowlands – reminds me of a brain

In the actual RETRO PHASE
FEB 16 – MARCH 9,
the mind is geared to turn inward-backward and moves may be paradoxical, like in a labyrinth.

As always, the MERCURY retro cycle starts with the ‘Epimethean’ phase (first half – until Feb 25) where old (epic) stories, memories, and patterns show up for REasons yet unknown, REvealing themselves in the journey.

With the PISCES energy of M-r, it’s good to stay in an easy-going, adaptable  mode, invite unexpected insights, a world of randomness & synchronicities, look at things again, in a fresh way, and: get retro-actively inspired (by the past, by something overlooked).


At the half-way point of the M-r phase (Feb 25 this time), MERCURY crosses paths with the SUN: A new ‘New MERCURY’ (like a New Moon in the monthly SUN – MOON conjunction) is born – which happens 3 times a year.

It’s time to REgenerate the mind (MERCURY), become more conscious, led by Spirit and the Heart (SUN), and let the mind follow.
It is also called the ‘Point of Enlightened Insight’.

The second half of M-r (Feb 25 – March 9) is the ‘Promethean’ phase, where new insights and new Consciousness can be more easily creatively carried forward and implemented.

 

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

 

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

 

Timeless and Timely MERCURY Retro REminders

Under M-r., ‘usual’ thinking and communication patterns are being questioned, and it appears at times as if there was a trickster / little devil at play.
Actually, we have a chance now to see the inner mental trickster that’s been there all along, camouflaging and going unnoticed. The challenge is not to get frustrated when things don’t turn out the way YOU thought they ’should’, according to the ego.

During M-r, experiment with, practice, and hopefully also integrate for later going with the flow of things in an intuitive way, and taking everything as a learning & letting go experience (so M-r in PISCES also).
That might mean changing your mind when you get the impulse / signal / intuition for an alternative course, being open to and curious about ‘detours’ that might lead to unexpected turns, and making unusual connections, rather than going with comfort, routine, habits, and fixed plans.

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

 

SO apropos M-r in PISCES:

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

Another REminder for MERCURY retro in PI:
What and how we think changes our vibration and how we see and respond to our environment. We continuously project our beliefs and expectations onto the ‘outside’ world, and filter the information that comes in with our bias. Our mind is like a net in that sense…
Time to open up to the vastness that IS.
The mind is actually just energy – influenced by, and interweb’ed with the ‘environment’ – which in a deeper sense is a projection, while there’s just the ONE.
Time to tune into this deeper…

 

On a more ‘practical’ level, in a PISCEAN way let’s ask ourselves (M-r):
“How can I get out of the busy mind now, and shift my focus to Openness, Love and Compassion?”
The guidance reveals itself with the question…

Let’s stay as mobile (like quicksilver, the MERCURY metal), adaptable, and unattached to ‘plans’ / agenda as possible, to be able to surf Mercurial waves when the wind comes up.
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 evoke those. Aligning with that mode makes us happier and more at ease (PISCEAN) – not only – these days. 

Bring on these spontaneous twists, unintentional new-found puns, and fun realizations!
While being
 mindfully present and clear.

 

When it comes to committing to something long-term consider that it might not be ready to be definite yet. Yet you can make a choice to be in a vibration that attracts the perfect match that you easily recognize and connect with.


Give yourself time. During M-r always new information streams in which can alter our outlook on things. Often, after the M-r phase we have more information that gives a different picture, based upon which a choice makes most sense.

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 a different way / language to make sure there’s no misunderstanding in a fast / distracted context. 
  • Ask questions that intuitively come to mind (which might clarify an otherwise held assumption!).
  • Choose the most direct medium and tool available (meet and connect in person or at least via online video call rather than over the phone, or email / message), which helps with a clearer and more holistic communication, because more ‘channels’ are involved and signals are conveyed in person rather than on the phone, or via mutual messaging / e-monologue.
    And who knows what else might come up and be addressed as you take the opportunity to actually meet and talk?

 

If you become mercurially frustrated, maybe it’s because you needed to learn something about the nature of the human mind and its extensions as in: technological equipment which now, more than usually, seem to have ‘a mind of their own.
Consider that computers, phones, and tech gadgets are servants and tools, and that their efficiency also depends on the (hopefully relaxed and detached, savvy and inventive) mind of their ‘master’. You don’t want to become a stressed-out slave of coordination and communication.
Well, on that note, with M-r in PISCES it can become more obvious than ever how addicted to technological communication tools & media we’ve become. Can you give yourself a sabbatical – can you? Not asking for the 3 weeks of M-r – who could do that anymore, nowadays???! But how about one day per week?

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

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

 

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

 

Under M-r talk to people from the past who come to mind and whom you haven’t heard from in a long time (or new people whom you have just met and intuitively ‘clicked with’).
M-r also tends to bring back unfinished communication business from the past, esp. from previous M-r phases (last one in SCO end of Oct to end of Nov 2019).

 

What also happens quite often under M-r :
We receive / intuit / channel a potentially important message for others that’s worth sharing and passing on – to whom it may concern (very PISCEAN), to be ‘randomly’ delivered / spread to others who need to hear that information and inspiration!
We’re prompted to connect two or more people with one another – because we can. Who knows where it leads?
So, keep collecting communication karma cookies, by being the messenger & connector (without an agenda)!

Gibbons at Play – 1427 Painting by Xuande Emperor(!)


Back to Basics & Buddhists:
Be mindful, and observe the phenomenon mind from a ‘meta’ level.
Like, by asking yourself:

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

If we don’t do that ‘mental hygiene’ from time to time our subconscious, disguised as M-r, out tricks us, subconsciously ‘sabotaging’ our plans, and constellating circumstances that make us back off from our mental concept, and 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’ which, like a monkey, 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 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.
Hopefully, you’re taking it easy on the pre-retro shadow phase (since Feb 2), rather than being ‘pulled into’ the wild ‘storm’ (from Feb 13 on), or (of course only apparent) 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 (esp. with MERCURY in PI), to loose and misplace things and thoughts that later have to be RE-trieved again.
Avoid getting scattered and disorganized, collect the mind ‘pieces’, be present with any situation and function ‘at hand’, and don’t loose sight of what practically works and matters. The apparent priority of urgent ‘little’ things and ‘small stuff’ can easily be a distraction and waste of energy.
Practice coming back to the Here-NOW.

 

3) Retro is an inwards / backwards oriented energy.

Would be a good time to RE-treat, and RE-visit meditation and mindfulness.
Also an excellent chance (if not necessity) to deal with ‘old unfinished business’, ‘loose ends’, and to clear communication themes from the past, often carried over from a previous M-r time (last one end of Oct to end of Nov 2019).

 

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

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

 

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

Phone rather than messaging / email. 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 how you communicate with others.

Put yourself in their position, and take ownership and responsibility for your mental processes, rather than blaming and judging or feeling victimizes a la PISCES (possibly based on lack of communication).

 

7) Be clear and precise with commitments and agreements.

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

 

8) MERCURY Retro RE-minds us…

…that direct connection with another as an authentic and lively dialogue opens up the opportunity to meander and touch on other subjects than the originally intended purpose 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%:

As we act more intuitively and out of the ordinary, we let the spontaneous intervention of the Universe show us our interconnectedness! Way cool and fun! And soooo PISCEAN.

 

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

With the PISCES flavour, re-connect with people = and other Beings! – whom you easily, naturally resonate with. In any case, trust your intuition, and let yourself be surprised by what shows up when you speak to them.

 

11) The themes and areas of life (partners, children, career, groups, etc.) that THIS retro phase brings up for YOU…
…depend on the Planet/s and House/s that M-r activates in YOUR personal birth chart, in other words where late AQ to mid-PISCES is situated.

I’m happy to check that out for and WITH you – either in a quick hint, or in a focused (or longer) session at this occasion if more is going on for you at this time.

 

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

Don’t judge yourself or others for not being on the same page as you, and turn the paradigm around:
What could be the opportunity in this mishap? And what’s 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 round on Feb 25!

 

15) If you would like to know…

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

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

 

 

Wishing us all a fluid surfing with MERCURY retro!
Blessings for this sublime Mercurial-PISCEAN meta-morphing Time!

Mercur-elanie 😉

 

 

© 2020 by Melanie Lichtinger 

 

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