CHIRON goes retro in ARIES (July 11 – Dec 15) – Healing through Inner Medicine and Authenticity

8 Jul

Sensing it it?
It’s a CHIRON-ic week, and month of July, dear Astro~News Reader!
On July 11, Shamanic Healer / Teacher CHIRON, now freshly in ARIES, goes into its yearly 5-months retro ‘retreat’ – to help us source the Medicine from within.

Quick flash-back for context:
CHIRON crossed over the Spring Equinox a.k.a. ‘Emergence’ Point on Feb 18, 2019, to ‘Come Alive’ in ARIES.
Here’s a link to the blog post for CHIRON’s entry into ARIES.

 

Howzit going thus far, with CHIRON in ARIES?


CHIRON in ARIES connects us with the Medicine of being authentic, in the moment, and starting a-fresh!

In Society, we’ve seen esp. last year brave Young Warriors showing up for their Future, showing us: The Time to act is NOW.
And this year (first one with CHIRON in ARIES, yet also a massive CAP concentration) has been ever so turbulent and unprecedented, esp. when it comes to the (established) medical field, shows:
A new approach to healing is ever so needed, to transform out of the ‘medical battle’ a la ARIES (War on cancer, virus, you name it), as well as confrontational polarization across the board.

The Spring Equinox New Moon in early ARIES on March 24, 2020 came with CHIRON & LILITH (this year also in ARIES)
It’s a Wild New World & Life –

  • How do early wounds (esp. about survival / starting fresh and new) show up to be healed?
  • What’s the Medicine that emerges out of your unconditioned Self?
  • What IS a new approach to staying vibrant, healthy, and strong (ARIES) in this interconnected and multi-influenz-ial (PISCES) world?

 

Full Circle CHIRON in ARIES

The last time CHIRON was for a long time in ARIES, almost 9 years:
Apr – Oct 1968, and Feb 1969 – March 1977 – and a lot happened in those years historically
(thinking immediately of the mass protests in Prague 1968, leading to relative liberation, and of course Woodstock  in Aug 1969, Moon landing in July 1969).
Those of you born in those years carry the Medicine of the Warrior, of Renewal & fresh Beginnings, yet healing of early wounds is a big theme for you as well – leading you to emerge with New Medicine that comes from within and is authentic and unique.
If you were born round 1970 this is your CHIRON Return year – full circle of initiation into your original Medicine.

 

Personal CHIRON in ARIES Themes

Here are some themes you probably recognize, esp. if YOU have your SUN / MOON / AC, or Planets – or even CHIRON in ARIES.

  • All is fresh, raw, and NEW in ARIES.
  • Doing something for the first time – setting a precedent for yourself – try it on!
  • Even if you don’t have partners or allies, going ahead by yourself anyway can be healing.
  • Being in a New World.
  • Finding the Medicine of being Authentically YOU!
  • Emerging from the Collective Consciousness.
  • Taking Initiative.
  • When it’s time to leave the scene and start afresh – simply DO it.

Which all can be scary, and / or hugely liberating.

 

CHIRON the Centaur turned Warrior – artist unknown

CHIRON brings up ‘wounds’ and awkwardness, and we feel like an outsider – in ARIES when we show up or stand up for ourselves, and for what matters to us.

It might be also awkward if we didn’t have role models, or their teachings don’t apply to THIS. 

Yet, what the heck? says ARIES, It’s my life, this is ME.
Early ARIES is a Warrior / Survivor.
All about the NOW.

That’s what ARIES often deals with / presents: NOW THIS!
Alive, alert, letting life force emerge in every moment. Time for fresh beginnings – or for simply being present with what’s always NEW.

Show up in a new way, try out what you haven’t before, not in a long time, or don’t have a ‘model’ or comparison for. If it ‘doesn’t work’ try something else (ARIES doesn’t mind starting anew). The essence of being innovative.
Anger (an ARIES expression) can be your vulnerability (incl. passive-aggressive modes if anger isn’t / wasn’t ok) yet also guide you to your Medicine.

 

Your CHIRON in ARIES

If you were born with CHIRON in ARIES (Apr – Oct 1968, and Feb 1969 – March 1977) you know a bit (or a lot) about the CHIRONic side described above…
For you, round age 50 CHIRON will make its Return, and your ‘original wound / Medicine’ comes full circle.
All of us (independent of age) esp. if we have SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in early ARIES (or triggered by it, in LIBRA, CAN or CAP) we’ll get a CHIRON ‘kick’ too, to step forward, authentically as we are, esp. in the area of life related to our ARIES House in the chart:

 

ARIES in your…

1st House
How You show up –
BE Yourself.

2nd House
What you have and Value –
Innovation, Originality, Courage to go ahead.

3rd House
Your Environment –
Dynamic, never boring, assertive?

4th House
Your Home –
Ever new, and ‘on the go’.

5th House
Your Creativity –
You’re a Pioneer? – Try yourself out in a new way.

6th House
Your Work and Health –
Assert Yourself in a healthy way. Do your own thing.

7th House
Your Significant Others –
Do you attract dynamic, assertive, aggressive People? What does that say about you? Where is now the Medicine in relationships?

8th House
Your deep Involvement and Transformations –
Be the Hero in this.

9th House
Your Travels and Worldviews –
You go, Grrrl / Man!

10th House
Your Calling and Purpose –
Autonomy and Newness

11th House
Your Community –
Warriors and Individualists

12th House
Your Oneness with ALL –
Always in the NOW.

 

CHIRON Activation for all of us


MARS, the ruler of ARIES now and for a looong time also in ARIES (since June 27 – and until Jan 7, 2021).

MARS in ARIES will next week meet CHIRON (in ARIES 2019 – 2027) who’s presently stationary-slow, to go retro on July 11 – Bringing out the Medicine of the NOW. 
The MARS – CHIRON encounter is scheduled for July 14 – but the energy is activated already July 11 / 12 (when the MOON will be in ARIES too, and ‘ushers’ MARS into ARIES) and extends easily to July 19 – just before the late CANCER New Moon on July 20.
What’s going on, with MARS – CHIRON – MOON in ARIES?
Raw and vulnerable experiences and feelings can be triggered – and they can take us to find our Inner Medicine of being truly present and authentically HERE in this Life, and in this Time. There’s only the NOW. How do you show up?

 

CHIRON Retro ‘Syndromes’

With CHIRON going retro (each year for 5 months, these years July – Dec) we’re called to go backward to trace early wounds (ARIES relates to the beginning of Life – even literally Baby stage) that we might have internalized. 
And to find the Medicine that meets those wounds.

Examples:

  • Feeling left alone – being all by yourself.
  • Needing to assert yourself to be noticed.
  • Being in an aggressive-stressful environment – possibly experienced by the baby like a ‘war zone’.
  • Being with a family / parent who’s all new to parenting and ‘makes it up as s/he goes’ – which can of course be stressful for the baby.

 

This is the month (also with MERCURY now retro in caring CANCER – coming out of retro on July 12, but still in slow ‘U-turn storm’ until July 20) to meet and dialogue with the ‘early YOU’ with compassion, checking in how his / her Start in Life has caused wounds that still inform his / her present stage, what is needed to heal those wounds, and how ‘walking with the wounds’ have brought Medicine for yourself and for others.

Susan Boulet – Shaman

What I’m also learning is that CHIRON in ARIES, esp. in its retro movement, has to do with Healing early stages in Humanity that created the seed of what needs to change now.
And re-connecting with the Medicine of earlier phases in History, as in: Ancient / early Shamans.

How does that resonate in you?

 

Many Blessings for the Medicine in / as YOU!

Melanie

 

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Independence Day Full Moon PLE in CAP – CANCER, with VEGA & SIRIUS (July 4 / 5): Transforming the Old – Being Consciously Liberated!

3 Jul

Dear Star Being,

Stark contrasts of Light and Shadow these days and weeks and months – now also reflected through Eclipses!
How can we miss it?!
The intensity is actually quite overwhelming and exhausting for many of us.

SO important to know – and also transmitted by the Release Eclipse in CAP – CANCER (with a huge ‘entourage’):
You’re not alone. You don’t have to do all this by yourself.
You’re not pinned against others and against the big bad world.
This is the end of the rope of rulership via division and separation, manufactured scarcity, fear and greed.
A big purge is on.

We are One Human Family – and Spirit emBodied.
United we co-create.

 

Feeling her in you?

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

What a far reaching Lunar Infusion coming up and already extending her effects for a while:

The Full MOON in CAPRICORN – CANCER tomorrow July 4 (9:44 pm PDT) will be another Partial Lunar Eclipse  – after the first in the Eclipse Season, on June 5 / 6 which came with Sun, Moon, and lots of Planets in mutable signs. This one will be super cardinal (new direction in crucial areas of life, impact, taking charge, leadership…).

Once again, the Earth, almost exactly between SUN and MOON will cast a shadow on the MOON (not a Total Lunar Eclipse ‘Blood Moon’ but a Penumbral / Partial one) which will be visible in the Americas, Western Europe, and Africa, with the ‘epicenter’ on the North American East Coast, Central and South America – see map and info here – hence the Eclipse effects are most likely playing out in these –  geographically far reaching – areas.

What’s the significance of the fact that the Earth is casting a Shadow on the Moon?! More about this below…


The Eclipse Full MOON in CAP will be close to JUPITER / PLUTO, SATURN – activating that epic stellium of the ‘3 Titans’ which are together this year. Plus, ‘close to’ VEGA (round 15º CAP) the Harp Star (part of the Lyra constellation) – associated with Orpheus (whose underworld mythology connects to Pluto / Hades).

VEGA

Here’s some beautiful mythology about VEGA.

It’s a Release Eclipse…
Ahhhh – and is that ever needed!

With the Vega activation, it sounds like old Love & Attraction Stories (also as VENUS is now out of Her retro ‘underworld’ and the South Node now in SAG) of separation, hardship, abuse, and fear / control (CAP shadows) are this year more than ever going through the ‘Underworld’ of PLUTO, to be transformed into & reborn as pure SoUlar Light from within that is ‘immune’ to being controlled and overpowered.
That goes for inter-personal as well as for societal relationships (i.e. ‘horizontal’ one-on-ones, and ‘vertical’ relationships in the context of hierarchies and all kinds of conditioned dysfunctional CAP subordination – with yet another JUPITER – PLUTO conjunction in CAP just this week, on June 29 (# 2 of 3 this year, # 1 was Apr 4, # 3 will be Nov 12) accentuating Big Evidence for Shadow and Big Transformation under way.

These old stories and expectations (the Eclipse MOON linking to the South Node end of SAG) ain’t go nowhere anymore.
The CAP MOON shows us
(and if you were born with that signature you know all about it) where care, nurturing, belonging and feeling safe are at best conditional (there’s so much work involved with CAP) and at worst there’s coldness, deprivation, rejection, neglect or abuse in your emotional / Inner Child ‘field’. I hope the JUPITER / PLUTO effects of this year have helped you transform deep patterns!
Applied to the corporate, governmental, and societal-hierarchical CAP realms:
The shadow of “You belong if you fit our expectations, are a good wheel in the cog” i.e. you’re instrumentalized and dehumanized. The ‘nourishment of belonging’ is replaced by a paycheck or otherwise material compensation / incentive / conditioning which keeps the transactional relationship and the consumer wheel going. A world of density that keeps Spirit, Freedom, and Consciousness down and keeps humans in a loop.

CAP also says: How do we Rise to the Occasion?!
A challenge (think Mountain) that is ever so rewarding.

Yet not by doing things ‘the hard way’ (shadow of CAP).
Life seems hard when we’re in fear and resistance – and maybe in the reward trap: “Once this is done / over I can have fun”, or even: “Life and Freedom begin after the work is done.”
Well, that even reminds me of the ever so cynical slogan on the gates of Nazi concentration (‘work’) camps: “Arbeit macht frei.” (“Work makes you free”). 

As an American friend and client and I coined in her session a few weeks ago: The Protestant work ethics is in hospice.
In the Catholic world the CAP equivalent is the guilt trip, and the shame & judgment that goes with it (hence it got some Scorpionic components too). These and similar deep collective conditionings can ‘get us’ and point to where we’re manipulable, and give power, control, and authority away.

Let’s acknowledge the function of conditioned work ethics / guilt conditioning in history, and let them have a good death – maybe even do a ceremony or other symbolic act for what that means in our lives.

How about in contrast already now  / any time starting with raising our vibration via meditation, Yoga, time in Nature, being creative, doing what we love, share and give – tune into abundance and joy?!
Work goes easier and is more inspired and in flow that way too… and brings a sense of CAP calm content.

And hey, our Ancestors (CAP) wouldn’t want us to walk in their footsteps when it comes to hardship (no need to be ueber loyal) – they support us in having a better, freer life in Spirit & Consciousness.
Yes, good to check in with Spirit Ancestors, in this Lunar Eclipse in CAP phase (and always). 

 

This PLE Lunar Eclipse in CAP – CAN is also linked to the epic Christmas Day / Boxing Day Annular ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse New Moon in CAP on Dec 25 / 26, 2019 – when the world was getting ready to jump through the ‘Ring of Fire’ / Matrix of the Old Empire – which is expiring.

And: It’s the last Release (South Node) Eclipse MOON in CAP in the phase since the Nodes moved into CAP – CAN (Nov 2018) – and now even with the link to JUPITER / PLUTO / SATURN in CAP:
A grand finale of ‘Out with the Old’ – and inner contracts (yes, these relationships) with what’s / who’s irresponsible, controlling and abusive. SATURN now retro, and back in CAP (since July 1 until Dec 16) makes big clearing and closure in grounded integrity mandatory.

 

What’s ‘on the other, the Solar side?

SIRIUS

The SUN & MERCURY retro (until July 12) in CANCER , the South Node in late GEMINI, and:
SIRIUS (at about 14º CANCER – the SUN at 13º37′ is super close to that degree!).

SIRIUS is such a majestic blue / multicoloured star…!

Some of us had the privilege to view SIRIUS via my friend Stephen’s telescope a few winters ago, when it was visible in the night sky. Quite the download and connection for me.

Let’s tune into Sirian massages (also aided by MERCURY retro – which started on June 17 in mid-CANCER, next to SIRIUS!).

Did you know that from Earth perspective early July every year the SUN in mid CANCER lines up with SIRIUS, the beautiful bright ‘Dog Star’?

The SUN meets SIRIUS (‘located’ at 14° CAN) round July 5 – 7.
This year even in the Partial Lunar Eclipse Full Moon.

Interesting that Canada, the U.S., and France all celebrate their ‘birthdays’ nowadays… July 1, 4, and 14. Liberation and Independence are important themes with SIRIUS.

 

Independence Day Eclipse it IS

The Lunar Eclipse right ON Independence Day (CDT / MDT / PDT) and on July 5 at 12:30 / 12:44 am EDT is obviously super important for the U.S. 

This ‘grand finale’ of the Eclipse Season since June 5 which has been ever so impactful for the States, as the whole South Node in CAP / North Node in CANCER phase (Nov 2018 – June 2020).

The U.S. PLUTO at 27º33′ CAP has been activated since 2018 and comes full circle (aka PLUTO Return, a 248-year cycle) for the 1st time in U.S. history in 2021 – 22. It’s all building up to a major change from the ground up and from the inside out.

Well, that obviously has to do with a PLUTOnian regeneration of the essential Spirit & Soul of the country, while loads of shadow in the States as on Planet Earth are being processed.

May this Point of No Return turn into a Turning Point that brings Unity back to the presently oh-so divided U.S., and in this polarized world.
We the People – United.

 

Wishing us all Sirian downloads for deep liberation from old conditionings and restrictions that don’t serve us anymore!

 

A far reaching Eclipse in many ways…

And you’ll see evidence for some of these factors in her Star Map below:

  • Literally, far reaching, since all of CAP is framed / covered / super charged, from the South Node end of SAG, over to the MOON, JUPITER / PLUTO, and SATURN (just re-entered CAP on July 1)!
  • On the ‘other side’, the North Node end of GEM, MERCURY retro, and the SUN in CANCER cover 1/2 a Zodiac sign. 
  • Two major Stars are involved and exactly activated by the MOON (VEGA) and the SUN (SIRIUS).
  • A wide range of ARIES is also ‘covered’ from MARS (since June 27 and until Jan 7 in ARIES!), now at 4º14′, over to CHIRON, LILITH to ERIS (these years) between 23 – 24º ARIES!
  • The South Node is in the Galactic Centre – representing the Dark Void out of which Light and Life comes back (not by ‘buying into the old story’ / not by believing in Santa Claus anymore – SN – but by following the Light within).
  • It completes the phase of the Lunar Nodes in CAP (South Node) – CANCER (North Node) which started in Nov 2018. Embracing Compassion & Care, and releasing Control / Being Controlled / Controllable.
  • It’s the last of the Spring / Summer Eclipses 2020: June 5 / 6, June 20 / 21, July 4 / 5, and bridges over to the Fall Eclipse Season: Nov 30, Dec 14.

 

What does the Eclipse FULL MOON evoke?

BALANCE is a key theme, since it’s an opposition. The Full Moon is the ‘Mother of Oppositions’, calling for balance & integration.

And this one comes with SO many other Planetary Archetypes, Nodes and the Stars VEGA & SIRIUS, all on the CANCER – CAP opposition axis. A LOT of polarities calling for balance & integration.
Plus, a T-square to MARS and CHIRON and LILITH in ARIES – super primed for stepping boldly into the New.

 

Let’s take a look at the

Star Map aka chart of the VEGA – SIRIUS / CAP – CANCER Lunar Eclipse

The height of the Eclipse will be at 9:30 pm PDT tomorrow July 4 – just after Moonrise here in the West.
The FULL MOON will be exact just 14 min later, at 9:44 pm PDT.

 

As you see, JUPITER & PLUTO (exactly united on June 29 – # 2 of 3 alignments in 2020) are rising in CAP, followed by SATURN.
We can actually see JUPITER and SATURN these Summer months in the evening / night sky, rising progressively earlier.


The CANCER – CAPRICORN axis is very dominant in the Astro ‘Field’
– and lots of heavenly bodies are all extending over from the Nodal Axis in late SAG (Lunar South Node) – late GEM (Lunar North Node):

 

  • The Lunar North Node is not far from its ruling Planet MERCURY (presently retro, until July 12), and the SUN in CANCER, exactly aligned with SIRIUS.

 

  • The Lunar South Node end of SAG (Galactic Centre), not far from the MOON in mid-CAP super close to VEGA (just 1º off), followed by JUPITER retro / PLUTO retro, and SATURN – which just re-entered CAP (on July 1). 
    SATURN will come once more close to PLUTO in Sept / Oct (without an actual ‘touch point’ which was on Jan 12).
    They constitute together a cycle of societal structural breakdown, purging of the shadow, and rebuilding from the core / basics.
    Their last unions were in 1947 in LEO and 1982 in late LIBRA – and you peeps born in those years are true power houses.

    The present SATURN / PLUTO union in late CAP also activates PLUTO in the U.S. Independence chart.
    The U.S. has their first PLUTO Return(!!!) since 1776 in the years 2020 – 2023 (most exact 2021 – 22). Full circle from establishing a new nation while breaking away from the British Empire (Britain is ruled by CAP, can’t you tell?)… The American Empire is revealing its shadows – to transform. We, the People….?!

    The FULL MOON – partially eclipsed by the Earth Shadow – will be next to JUPITER retro / PLUTO retro in late CAP. The MOON / JUPITER / PLUTO union will be on July 5 at 3:13 / 4:14(!) pm PDT!
    Big time release of the heavy shadow that’s been going on for so long on Planet Earth!

 

 

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

BALANCE of what?

The CAP – CAN axis is about safety and security issues.
Tending to feelings and needs (CAN), while simplifying, and working with resources in a timely manner (CAP).

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

  • CAN:
    Gentleness, compassion, nurturing our own and others’ needs, family, tribe, finding belonging, going with rhythms and cycles, protecting Nature and our loved and little ones with loving care.
  • CAP:
    Being mature and in integrity, taking on leadership / leading by example, working with priorities, resiliently, respectfully, setting healthy boundaries, using time and resources well.

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

SATURN in CAP (and coming out of AQ) asks us to take responsibility for our role in humanity whose greedy power (PLUTO) and control / authority (SATURN) structures have been exploiting and abusing Mother Earth (shadow of CAP) and her human, animal, and plant Beings that need protection and care (CANCER).

To ‘simply’ say NO, have good boundaries, disengage from shadowy collusion with the status quo / ‘business as usual’ wherever we can, and to Be the Change and the Ones (of the more and more) who care, question, and engage in dialogue.
What matters is consistency and leading by example, rather than judging and blaming. Makes us feel better and more empowered too…

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

How about taking responsibility, claiming self-authority (SATURN retro), and ‘outgrowing’ them, by co-building new and better, more compassionate and humane structures that take care of needs more directly and on an equal level, rather than the old fossilized top-down institutionalized world?!

 

 

That’s also where the Cardinal T-square from the Eclipse Full MOON to MARS / CHIRON / LILITH in ARIES comes in:

Stepping boldly into action, even in small, simple, first steps (ARIES), and even if it’s awkward and we feel raw & vulnerable (CHIRON) – that’s where actually the Medicine / healing energy is.

With CHIRON in ARIES, early wounds come up for healing.
CHIRON is this month a stationary focal point, since it’ll go retro on July 11. MARS will meet CHIRON freshly retro on July 14. The energy is on from about July 11 (the day when the MOON enters ARIES) to 16.


MARS & CHIRON in ARIES give us a boost to be authentic and pro-active, take initiative, get started and show agency. Which can be actually a refreshing release from the security (CAP) – safety (CAN) tension, and very healing.
What is it that you can DO about this… NOW?

As the quote attributed to Goethe (but likely from another author) goes:
“…Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”

And with LILITH awaiting the Martian activation (exact on Aug 9) showing up in our ‘Wild’ and unconditioned / undomesticated / indomitable way doesn’t have to be via fighting. It can be ‘simply’ by being radically fresh and in the moment, as Nature always is. 

 

How can the Full MOON / PLE highlighting the CAP – CANCER axis affect and inspire us personally?

  • Where / in what ways can we receive nurturing, satisfaction, and reward from being creative and resourceful and through working with what’s already available to you (CAP), rather than buying from / into the system that makes it convenient to consume (and promises status a la CAP) – but at what price?! Definitely a good side to the disengagement from the consumer system lately (hopefully you haven’t compensated by consuming more media or other ‘intoxicants’…).
    Here’s to ‘grass roots’ gardening, cooking, and to (re-?)learning / applying traditional home / building / repair skills!
    Let’s consume less.
    And have more time to play & create more!
  • Where-else can we respond to what’s sold to us by: “Thank you, I (already) got this.”, and be content with less?
    A la Refuse – Reuse – Repurpose – Recycle
  • Which wasteful (time, energy, resources) habits can we get out of, and establish higher vibrational ones that are more deeply satisfying?
  • How can we take more time doing what we’re best at?
  • Play and creative fun beat the heavy CAP vibes of ‘no time for that’…
  • Let’s shift the old ‘reward’ based conditioned paradigm (SATURN in CAP) to: Play first, work later. And to: Work IS Play.
    Works great for me. Play puts me in an inspired and relaxed work mode, plus I get to see that ‘work’ and clients come to me not because I work so hard but because they love me and love what I offer, and how it affects them. Everything works so much more smoothly – and playfully – with resonance and connection…

 

If your Birthday is between July 1 and 8, or your MOON, AC, or Planets are in mid CANCER, CAP, yet also mid ARIES and LIBRA, here are some questions to inquire (yay GEMINI North Node!), or do a ceremony around: 

  • How can your needs be met, and your life be sustainable, in the context of the structures you’re living in?
  • Do you need to make foundational changes? In the areas of life relating to (esp.) CAP / (yet also) CANCER in your chart (Houses)?
  • Do you need to downsize, to drop excess ‘weight’ (incl the weight of responsibility to manage what you got), to make life simpler, and have all that you need – plus more time?!
  • Is the structure / system you’ve been in changing? It likely is, given the recent unprecedented events…
    How is that reflected in your own life in a way of Being the Change you wish to see in the World?

 

CANCER – CAP is the axis of Family / Tribe and Elders / Leaders

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

 

I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing Light of your own Being ~ Hafiz

 

The SUN in CANCER, activated by SIRIUS is about Conscious Liberation – to radiate from our self-nurturing Light which IS our Home.

Leading by example (SATURN in CAP) is then natural – with our radiant Beingness we can inspire and ‘give permission’ to others to do / BE that too.

 

 

Apropos the super charged CAP – CANCER Eclipse (even though it’s technically ‘just’ a Partial Lunar Eclipse)let’s tune in with a master & model for Compassion in Action – despite having been subject to totalitarian regime:

HH the 14th Dalai Lama will have his 85th birthday (he already had his URANUS Return – the Planet of Awakening – an 84-year cycle) on July 6 – so close to SIRIUS too!

Dalai Lama

HH the 14th Dalai Lama

 

Here is a beautiful quote by H.H. that a dedicated Buddhist Friend sent me years ago – big gratitude, dear Heather!

Also very apropos the upcoming CAP – CAN ‘Powerhouse’ dynamic, activated by the Eclipses, and a ‘good use’ for the persistent CAP energy – coupled with Cancerian compassion:

Never give up

No matter what is going on
Never give up. Develop the heart.

Too much energy in your country
Is developing the mind
Instead of the heart.

Develop the heart.
Be compassionate.
Work for peace
In your heart and in the world.

Work for peace.
And I say again:
Never give up.

No matter what is happening,
No matter what is going on
Around you,
Never give up.

~ HH the XIV Dalai Lama

 

Blessings for the SIRIUS Initiation into Conscious Liberation!

Wishing you from my Heart a soulful and regenerative Partial Lunar Eclipse Full Moon!

Melanie

 

Check out the Astro Experiences & Creations in the next while – cooked up with Love: 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

SATURN back in CAP (July 1 – Dec 16) – RE-Rooting & Doing the Ground(ing) Work

2 Jul

There’s Breathing S~P~A~C~E!

Growing UP – Photo by Melanie, June 2020

 

And renewed Groundedness.
Are you sensing it too?
It’s Day One of SATURN backing off, out of AQUARIUS (since yesterday eve) – and going back into its own domain of super earthy CAPRICORN.
The AIR is cleared.
And for the time being, VENUS in GEMINI (now also out of retro) is the one planet in an Air sign.
It almost feels like a spell on the World and over the Zeitgeist is lifted, and we can see through the heavy cloud that was hanging over Humanity (as a friend with her Moon in AQ said earlier this year)!
Also compliments JUPITER & PLUTO both presently retro end of CAP, who united again (for the 2nd of 3 times this year) on June 29.
Deep shadow becomes obvious – and help for its transformation is available too. It might be simpler than we think, and starts with the inside job…
With the ‘test drive’ of SATURN in AQ from Spring Equinox, March 21, until… yesterday July 1, so much contagious and constantly reinforced fear was constraining Humanity, and everything Aquarian has felt so restricted:
Breathing space and freedom, coming together in circles and community, being social – in real life! – with friends, like-spirited people and strangers, solidarity, trusting in a better future for and in Humanity.
May this phase – as hard as it was – serve us all to appreciate how important these basic values are that make us human!

 

SATURN goes now back through the tail end of its own ruled energy of CAP (up to 25°) by Sept 28 / 29 (a SATURN date, since it has a 29-year cycle), forward / direct again, and remain in CAP until Dec 16.
SATURN will come once again, esp in Sept / Oct into close encounter with PLUTO, without ‘touching’ it (like in Spring 2019 – their conjunction was Jan 12 this year – and we know it!).
The Old Empire does expire.
What’s our inner job in this?
JUPITER has been now super close to PLUTO too, making sure we can see where power (PLUTO) is misplaced, and how important deep real, fundamental transformation is.
On Dec 19, JUPITER leaves CAP too, to align with SATURN on Dec 21 / Winter Solstice(!) – and this Great Conjunction starts a new 20-year socio-cultural-political-economic cycle – from the first degree of AQ!
So this is the very last phase now, until mid-December – and for the looong run – , to come into alignment with our highest potential, be on purpose for the highest good, and BE the Change.
The World and our Future need it.
SATURN / JUPITER / PLUTO all now retro until mid-Sept to early Oct say:
It’s not even so much about doing / adding more but about dropping and eliminating what’s not ‘the real thing’.

 

Grounding and very pragmatic times, with SATURN now back in CAP.
  • Doing the ground work – maybe literally: gardening, working with the land and Mother Earth.
  • Not wasting time and energy on what doesn’t work or doesn’t help. Sorting out, simplifying.
  • Solidifying what does work, what lasts / sustains, what has passed the tests of time, and makes us resilient.
  • Re-connecting with Ancestors, asking for their guidance and their support.
  • Being rooted and grounded in the deepest Self.
May the upcoming months serve to work with all the lessons we’ve gleaned from this recent experience / experiment.
May we integrate them into our own rooted experience and really use them for the highest purpose – whatever that may be for each one of us – so that we can bring our Best (CAP) together into what we share and co-create (AQ)!
May we use the wisdom of the past for the present so that a new future may emerge!

 

 

SATURN in late CAP (together with JUPITER & PLUTO) in Your Chart & Life…

…will ‘shape up’ your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planetary Archetypes in late CAP, and the area/s of life relating to the House/s where ARIES is in your birth (and local) chart/s.
Don’t take too much on – physically and mentally-emotionally. Don’t be the scapegoat.
Simplify, complete, and free up time and energy for priorities in these areas of life – what matters most?

 

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.

 

Do You want to explore the CAP activation in YOUR chart & life?
Let’s do it. C
ome over for a private session!
Can be a short & concentrated one (CAP likes it).

 

All the Best for the rewarding SATURN-in-CAP work & the end of taking on too much work!

Melanie

 

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

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

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

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?
And – a la GEMINI – Astrology is a fascinating language, and there’s so much to learn from / with it.
Come over / let’s meet online, for your private Astro session!

 

 

MARS in ARIES for more than 6 Months (June 27 – Jan 7!) – Take Initiative with New Vigour & Vitality!

29 Jun

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Friends,

 

MARS now in ARIES – and for a loooong time (June 27 – Jan 7)!
Kicking fully in tomorrow Tue / MARS-Day June 30 – with the Moon in SCO (which used to be ruled by Mars) – outer shifts & calls to action and deeper transformation are well under way.

 

Hopefully you could surf the waves of Oneness and surrender in the letting go / rolling-out phase with MARS in PISCES since MAY 12 (if you like, check in retrospect the blog post for that phase)….
Yet, there’s been also lots of overwhelm esp via the media, met with passivity or escapism, and the alike.

But hey, now!
Are you ready to come out of that groove, get into gears and into action for the Summer and way beyond?
Noticing renewed vigor & vitality, and that it’s time to DO something about something? Good!

Let Your Inner Super Hero/ine and Activist emerge! Here’s a thought & spirit provoking short video apropos: Re-activating the Inner Hero/ine.

 

MARS (Hubble Space Telescope)

MARS now freshly in its own sign ARIES since June 27 is kicking us in the butt to emerge a-NEW and take initiative for the NEW!


The springy Life Force awakens, desire and passion are reborn.

MARS will be in ARIES for an extremely long time – until January 7, 2021!


That’s more than 1/2 year – unheard-of! The ‘usual’ for MARS to be in a sign is 2 months.

How come?
You guessed it:
MARS will go retro, Sept 9 – Nov 13.

More about MARS retro in a blog article closer to the date, specifically dedicated to it.

 

All the forward-backward-forward motion from Earth perspective will be completely in ARIES (MARS doesn’t move over into another sign before or during retro).
Pretty unusual:
The last time MARS was in its own sign ARIES and going retro was almost exactly 32 years ago, July 1988 to Jan 1989, with the retro phase end of Aug to end of Oct 1988 (when it did go back to the ‘tail end’ of PISCES).

That was just before the Berlin Wall came down (Nov 1989) and the Eastern European Communist-Socialist dictatures started to crumble (well, SATURN – URANUS – NEPTUNE in CAP, opposed by JUPITER in CANCER in 1989 had to do with that too…).

If you happen to have been born during that specific time:
Listen up & show up. This one’s esp. for you – for sure!

And for all of us with ‘something’ (SUN, MOON, AC, Nodes, Planets) in ARIES – that gets activated and needs to kick into gear.

MARS rules ARIES – a drive to take action & initiative, to start something new, be assertive, and ‘just do it’ (rather than dreaming / visualizing / talking….), a boost for everything dynamic. Things can move fast, with MARS in ARIES.

What do you want?
What’s the 1st step?
Go for it!

 

But wait a minute – MARS will go retro in that energy too – calling us to find our inner motivation and desire first – to make sure actions aren’t ego driven or otherwise not in alignment and balance with Soul & Spirit (indicated by the opposition of MARS with the SUN in LIBRA, on the half-way point of MARS Retro which will be reached on Oct 13).
Well, and it’s about ‘RE-calibrating the Masculine’ which I’m sure you’ve read or heard somewhere in the Astro ether, cuz… that’s what astrologers like to call it.
But hey, what does that mean to YOU? ARIES is about the original, authentic, autonomous Self. No cookie cutter life whatsoever… rather make it up as you go.

Be an expression of your Highest Self – call it: Be in your intrinsic SuperPower / use your best inner resources (PLUTO in CAP which MARS in ARIES will square / challenge 3 times,  pre-, during, and post-retro), and bring that to the table of Humanity – when if not NOW?!

 

When MARS goes retro in ARIES in dynamic tension with the SUN in LIBRA it can also bring out old, unresolved battles for fairness and justice – in relation to governmental / hierarchical ‘old world’ structures / where the Old Empires expire – as the SUN – MARS opposition will (esp. under the LIBRA New Moon on Oct 16) extend into a T-square to JUPITER, stationary PLUTO, and SATURN end of CAP.
Yet, rather than fighting against (with the problem of still feeding the ‘monster’) the old (MARS retro)… how do we invest our energy into constructively & innovatively co-building (CAP) the New (ARIES)?

 

 

There’s SO much to this MARS in ARIES – esp. in its alignments with CHIRON, LILITH, and ERIS – a ‘dwarf planet’ and in mythology the Goddess of discord and sister of belligerent MARS who’s been in ARIES since 1922(!) and will be until 2040. More about ‘her’ below in the MARS – ERIS paragraph.

And to MARS’s double square with JUPITER on Aug 4 & Oct 18, and triple square with PLUTO (MARS’s transpersonal ‘higher octave’) on Aug 13, Oct 9, and Dec 23.
Both JUPITER & PLUTO are this year travelling in close proximity in CAP and aligning 3 times (Apr 4, June 29, and Nov 12).
Big Revelations of Shadow – esp. the abuse of power, destructive / unwise use of time and resources, and leadership out of integrity. Leading to Big & Deep Transformation, esp. when it comes to established, hierarchical power structures or otherwise ‘old world empires’.
The dynamic is already playing out via the CAP – CANCER Full Moon / PLE on July 4 / 5, which comes with a sharp cardinal T-square to MARS / CHIRON / LILITH in ARIES. No boredom.
Stay tuned for the Eclipse blog article!

 

 

What does MARS in ARIES bring?

 

  • New vitality and Spring-like energy is emerging and arising – it all starts HERE!
    If you’ve been sick and weakened, you get a boost of energy, esp. if you have SUN, MOON, Nodes, AC or Planets in ARIES. MARS is natural in its ARIES domain, as a survivor, an ‘energizer bunny’, and ‘he’ comes to life when battling the elements.
  • Fast actions and reactions.
  • People can get quite angry and upset (esp. with MERCURY squaring MARS on July 8 & 27) – no more PISCEAN tolerating – can be a fired-up and confrontational period, with MARS in ARIES. Better to channel the energy into action – find healthy outlets. 
  • Our inner Super Hero/ine wants to be launched.
  • Do something productive with that energy! What matters is to pro-actively get going – better than resisting and fighting.
  • If it ‘doesn’t work out, not to worry. ARIES gets up and starts again, in a new way. Like a toddler learning to walk, with natural instinct and trust.

 

Aries Ram by Khairzul MG – Fine Art America

This is OUR Time & Life.

Let’s not postpone or give up but do something exciting with the Time and Energy we have here!
MARS in ARIES gets the ball rolling, and brings fresh energy & vitality for getting going, and taking action…

…esp. after the FULL MOON / Partial Lunar Release Eclipse in CAP – CAN  with JUPITER-PLUTO and SATURN, on July 4 / 5 (last Eclipse in a long time with CAP SUN or MOON on the South Node Release Point) which calls us to be done with and give a good farewell to heavy, depressing, burdening, judgmental, repressive energy of the ‘Old Empire’ that’s expiring now / the ‘old operating system’ that’s ‘security’ / fear & control based to make room for showing up, and doing what really matters, in a new and ALIVE way.

Once the SUN in CANCER will pass the opposition point with SATURN retro back in late CAP on July 20 – the ‘blue’ CANCER New Moon (by then MERCURY is also out of retro), it’ll be easier to move with a clear and conscious Spirit facing what appeared as obstacles, fears, judgments, and old blockages, to stand in our authority and have agency (ha, no more excuses…).

MARS will be in ARIES until Jan 7, 2021!
Get going, Amigos & Amigas!

 

Which Planetary Combos & Dynamics are up, with MARS in ARIES?

A lot & and intensely so – given the 1/2 year RAMification activation!

 

  • For starters, MERCURY in CANCER will square MARS in ARIES on July 8 while in retro (until July 12) – and again out of retro on July 27.
    Good to channel angry thoughts and words into checking in with our needs, and being kind and pro-active, rather than going into a verbal war / taking it out on others.
    Later this year, MERCURY in LIBRA will oppose MARS retro in ARIES, on Sept 24. Negotiation and win-win rather than ‘old battle mode’.

 

  • Soon after the first MERCURY square, MARS in ARIES will meet ‘Wounded Healer / Teacher’ CHIRON (in ARIES 2019 – 2027) who’s presently stationary-slow, to go retro on July 11 – Bringing out the Medicine of the NOW.
    The MARS – CHIRON encounter is scheduled for July 14 – but the energy is activated already July 11 / 12 (when the MOON will be in ARIES too, and ‘ushers’ MARS into ARIES) and extends easily to July 19 – just before the late CANCER New Moon on July 20.
    What’s going on, with MARS – CHIRON – MOON in ARIES?
    Raw and vulnerable experiences and feelings can be triggered – and they can take us to find our Inner Medicine of being truly present and authentically HERE in this Life, and in this Time. There’s only the NOW. How do you show up?

 

  • Next up: MARS will encounter ‘Wild’ LILITH (in ARIES this year too, Jan 27 – Oct 21) twice: On Aug 10 when in forward motion, and again during MARS retro, on Sept 23.
    The second super charge of LILITH while in ARIES, just after Fall Equinox – the first was the Spring Equinox ARIES New Moon with LILITH & CHIRON on March 24 – when the ‘Wild & New’ began…
    A ‘wild & fierce & raw’ energy for sure.
    What’s cooking and showing up? An up-rising?
    Our wild and unconditioned / untameable, indomitable side is activated as rarely otherwise.

    LILITH is in ARIES every 9 years, for 9 months, and the chances for Her to get activated by MARS twice are super rare (remember, MARS was the last time retro in ARIES in 1988 / 89).
    The fact that MARS will meet LILITH again when in retro shows there’s more to the activation & coming alive of what’s Raw & Wild – in alignment with Spirit and Life Force (not ego).

 

One of ERIS’s glyphs – representing her discordant nature quite well

  • Also in ARIES – and often ignored (well, that’s tragically-fittingly aligned with Her Archetype) – and met by MARS 3 times: on Aug 15 (MARS direct), Oct 6 (MARS retro), and Dec 22 (MARS direct): ERIS.
    She’s the most massive and second-largest ‘dwarf planet’ known in the Solar System, and was given this astronomical status in 2006 (and originally named ‘Planet X’ and ‘Xena’).
    This happened in the process when PLUTO was demoted as a Planet – while in late SAG, the Galactic Centre(!).
    The Planetary Archetype is of course well and alive, regenerated (can’t demote Archetypes arbitrarily…), and in the meantime seen in a new light through the New Horizons space mission cameras, with first close-ups from Pluto in 2015.

    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 community / consciousness wasn’t ready for.

    Regardless the ‘status’, ERIS came into collective consciousness in those 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 us our entire life time.
    Even if you have ‘nothing in ARIES’ you do: ERIS
    (showing how you respond to / with that Archetype!).

    Who / what / which Archetype actually is ERIS, and how does She show up now personally and societally?
    The rather unevolved role of the ERIS Archetype – the Greek goddess of discord & strife – seeds disruption and separation, is vengeful and confrontational.
    We’ve seen a lot of polarization and discord in Humanity lately (triggered through the Corona Crisis – hmm, the ‘Coronation’ theme is very symbolic for the ERIS Archetype too – don’t give sovereignty away!) as the massive 2020 Stellium of the Titans, JUPITER – PLUTO – SATURN end of CAP moved into square with ERIS – presently (these years) between 23 – 24º ARIES!Why all that discord & strive?
    Because she’s not welcome at the table / not invited to the ‘ceremony’.
    So much conflict nowadays, as the socio-political Plutocratic (literally: rulership of the wealthy) 1% elite / supremacy (CAP shadow) is playing their exclusive ‘game’ in the old and dying hierarchical top-down world, at the expense / exclusion of ‘regular people’ and esp: minorities who feel left out of the ‘democratic’ decision making process.
    Prime examples of large scale collective seeding of discord and separation has happened via the media / social media and their deceptive / programming potential and via ‘disruptive technology’ which can be abused in so many ways…

 

ERIS – Antikensammlung Berlin

Mythological ERIS is the sister of MARS / ARES.

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, and, enraged at her exclusion, she spitefully caused a quarrel among the Goddesses that led to the Trojan War.”

Here’s where ERIS can evolve, according to Doug Walker in this excellent ERIS intro article:
“If the ERIS Archetype is developed fully, humanity may never have to experience war again. The feminine ERIS will balance the aggression of MARS. A well developed ERIS Archetype could banish all war. The ancient prophesy of swords turned into plowshares could be realized.”
Esp. with MARS going retro in ARIES this year: No more war!

ERIS’s Archetype shows also how ‘small things’ can lead to major effects.
May the combo of ERIS & MARS show how the sum of small determined actions (not: upset re-actions) can help shift global consciousness and move us into the NEW Way of Being with one another on this Planet Home!

And may MARS moving now through ARIES and meeting ERIS three times this year, pre-, during, and post-retro, on Aug 15, Oct 6, and Dec 22 give ERIS a boost to be adamant, show up and stand up and fight – with our best resources (JUPITER / PLUTO / SATURN in CAP) – in an empowering and transformational way!

 

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

 

  • So, MARS in ARIES will on Aug 10 – 15 and in retro on Sept 23 – Oct 6 meet LILITH and ERIS.
    While LILITH – every 9 years – meets ERIS in ARIES end of Aug / early Sept 2020, and all 3 will square PLUTO & SATURN end of CAP.

    A highly charged time. May it be worked out in a productive and effective way, for the benefit of us individually (ARIES) and for society. May responsibility & integrity be restored!

 

  • Also promisingly brought to our awareness via the Sabian Symbol of the degree where MARS goes retro on Sept 9.

    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 he is actually made fully aware of having promised – to the many elements of his own personality as well as perhaps to other human beings – more than 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 mankind 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 3 days from MARS going retro on 09/09/2020(!) to Sept 12, when JUPITER goes out of retro will be the peak of Retro Planets this year (and the most I’ve seen in my 20-year professional practice) – SEVEN simultaneously!
    August / Sept / Oct with 6 & 7 Planets retro will be a pivotal time of the year, to regenerate from within in so many ways – which can help us / is necessary even, to change course on the ‘outside’.

 

  • More super significant MARS activations:MARS squares 2 / 3 times JUPITER & PLUTO which are close together end of CAP this year, and themselves go into triple conjunction with each other (Apr 4, today June 29 while both are retro, and Nov 12).
    Big time revelation & big transformation when it comes to deep pervasive CAP shadow (corruption, abuse of power & authority in institutions, governments, societal structures, hierarchies, old world leadership / ‘Old Empires’).

    MARS still going direct will square JUPITER retro on Aug 4, and MARS retro will square JUPITER going direct on Oct 18.
    MARS direct will square PLUTO retro on Aug 13, MARS retro will square stationary PLUTO (going on Oct 4 out of retro) on Oct 9, and MARS post-retro / direct will square PLUTO direct on Dec 23 – just 2 days after the JUPITER – SATURN conjunction at Winter Solstice 2020 on the 1st degree of AQ where a new 20-year socio-political-economical cycle starts.

    Now, that’s a LOT and intense.

    And it all happens over the ‘hot phase’ of the U.S. Elections, and while the U.S. have the first phase of their 1st PLUTO Return in history – PLUTO comes back to the position where it was in 1776 – technically 2021 – 22 but that’s already in the making (and unmistakably in effect).
    Looks like an epic challenge of Heroes and ‘Titans’ / Tyrants, a battle facing Oligarchy (rulership of the few) / Plutocracy (rulership of the wealthy).

    So important for all of us Humans to activate not just our inner Hero/ine and show up / stand up, but to activate our ‘SuperPowers’ / connect with the Power of Soul & Essence / Core – ultimate & unalienable source of Power and Guidance (PLUTO – JUPITER).

    And when it comes to the U.S. PLUTO Return: May the Core & Soul of the Country regenerate, and may the essence of the Constitution be restored and its Spirit evolved into this time.

 

  • Lastly & full circle (how apt):
    MARS in ARIES makes 2 contacts with SATURN, when entering ARIES and when SATURN goes direct.
    On June 28, the day after MARS enters ARIES, it went right away into a sextile with SATURN retro which was at the entry point of AQ (where JUPITER will align with SATURN on Winter Solstice!) – just before it went back to its domain CAP (July 1 – Dec 16), for ‘unfinished business’ there.
    Supportive for social activism that’s FOR rather than against.Exactly 3 months later, on Sept 29 (SATURN Day – with its 29-year cycle) – the day after SATURN goes direct, hence it’s end of Sept / early Oct a crucial stationary ‘anchor’ V.I.P. (very important Planet), MARS retro in its own sign ARIES squares SATURN in its own sign CAP.

    Looks like at the initial contact shows us where future oriented actions & possibilities for responsible collaboration lay.
    While the sharp second contact seems like old unresolved conflicts need to be worked out first, before decisive moving forward is practically doable (even though the urge is there).

 

Since there are so many specific alignments from / to MARS while it’s in ARIES for more than 6 months it’s only reasonable and common sense not to lay them all out here chronologically (a SATURN thing), because it would be overwhelming for me to compose them and for you to process them all.
I rather pooled them up above in thematic groups of MARS meeting the various Planetary Archetypes, and hope you find that helpful.

Of course, you can find the specific transit alignments from and to MARS in the Cosmic Calendar of my email ASTRO~NEWS which goes out to subscribers (email me if you’d like to be on the list: licht@islandnet.com) before every New Moon and Full Moon.

 

As mentioned, stay tuned for a special ASTRO~News blog article re: MARS Retro (Sept 9 – Nov 13), closer to September.

 

 

MARS in ARIES in Your Chart & Life…

… will activate and energize your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planetary Archetypes in ARIES, and the area/s of life relating to the House/s where ARIES is in your birth (and local) chart/s.

 

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.

 

 

Do You want to explore the MARS-in-ARIES activation in YOUR chart & life?
Let’s do it. C
ome over for a private session! Can be a short focused one (ARIES likes that).

 

All the Best for a dynamic Start into / as the NEW, with MARS in ARIES!

Melanie

 

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

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

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

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?
And – a la GEMINI – Astrology is a fascinating language, and there’s so much to learn from / with it.
Come over / let’s meet online, for your private Astro session!

 

 

Retro Record Summer 2020 – up to 5-6-7 Planets Retro simultaneously!

28 Jun

Yayy – this will be another, and even more SUMMER of RETRO than the last years (yes, Retrogrades concentrated in the Summers of 2017 – 2019 too)!
Up to SEVEN (for 3 days in Sept) – the highest Retro score I’ve ever seen in my 20-year professional Astro practice!

 

There’ll be (has to!) a Super Retro Summer Parlour
just after the New Moon on July 20 – stay tuned!

Presently, there are 5 Planets (MERCURY, JUPITER, SATURN, NEPTUNE, PLUTO) retro.

On July 11, the day when MERCURY goes out of retro, CHIRON in ARIES will go retro (until Dec 15).
On Aug 15, URANUS in TAU goes retro (until Jan 14).
On Sept 9, MARS in ARIES will go retro (until Nov 13) – just 3 days before JUPITER goes out of retro.

Making Sept 9 afternoon – Sept 12 afternoon the three RETRO RECORD Days of the Year – SEVEN of them (MARS, JUPITER, SATURN, CHIRON, URANUS, NEPTUNE, PLUTO).

I hearya – throwing your hands up – oh NOOOO!
Yes, outer (not well considered) moves aren’t so supported under Retro, so hey, let’s chill out with that notion to premature action (which MARS in ARIES can instigate…. – and is also sent into retro mode early Sept to mid-Nov)

* 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…).

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

The New Moons & Full Moons will tune us into the Retro energy, esp. during the time of 6 (7) Retros:
LEO NM Aug 18
PI – VIR NM Sept 2 – lots of tension in that one….
VIR NM Sept 17.

Cosmo-terrestrial blessings for the Retro Summer, dear Friends!  🌈

Melanie

 

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

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

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

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?
And – a la GEMINI – Astrology is a fascinating language, and there’s so much to learn from / with it.
Come over / let’s meet online, for your private Astro session!

 

 

1º CANCER New Moon / Summer Solstice Annular Solar Eclipse (June 20 / 21) – A New Beginning for the Human Family

17 Jun

Dear Human Being in our Star Family,

The Epic Summer Solstice ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse on June 20 / 21, 2020 is on the Horizon…
The Eclipse at 11:41 pm PDT on June 20 will be at its maximum just just 9 hrs after the Summer Solstice (2:44 pm PDT).

 

 

We’re now in the Heart of the end of Spring / early Summer Eclipse Season.
I’m sure you’re feeling it…

THREE Eclipses are on this time – no wonder it’s an intense time, and so much else is going on in the Heavens and on Earth…

 

This one is BIG!

 

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with the cardinal Turning Points of the Equinoxes and Solstices: Ostara, LITHA (Summer Solstice), Mabon, Yule (Winter Solstice)

* It’s the second of two related major ecliptic Solstice ‘Ring of Fire’ Eclipse New Moons:
The Dec 25 / 26, 2019 Annular Solar Eclipse in CAP (with SO much CAP) just after the Winter Solstice.
And now the June 20 / 21, 2020 Annular Solar Eclipse at 0º21 CAN just 9 hrs after the Summer Solstice.

Both are catalyzing karmic pathways (aka ‘Dragon’s Mouth’ and ‘Dragon’s Tail’), collectively and for us personally, esp. if we have CAP & and CANCER energies in our charts.

They are super significant Eclipses, as they happen on the cardinal Solstice Points of the year, where energy takes a turn and a new lead.
Which also shows up in the Sabian Symbol for the Eclipse New Moon degree…..

More about it on the bottom of this blog post.

 

* This Solar Seed Eclipse (with the North Node) on the Summer Solstice Point aka ‘Nesting Point’ is the first one since the Lunar Nodes shifted on the day of the last Full Moon / Penumbral Lunar Eclipse  on June 5 / 6 (North Node back from CANCER to GEMINI, South Node from CAP to SAG).
The Nodes will be in this combo until Dec 23 2021, with the theme: Questioning the old story / narrative / agenda / truth. Entering new dialogues.

 

* It’ll be an Annular ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse – as the New MOON covers the SUN disk but not fully, since it’s to far from Earth to do that, leaving the Solar Corona(!) Ring to see.
Here is a visualization of the Eclipse, and a map of the Eclipse path (over Central Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Central Asia, and China(!).

 

* As mentioned, the last Annular ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse was on Christmas Day / Boxing Day, Dec 25 / 26, 2019 – Out of the Old Paradigm. Into New Ways of Being.  And has it ever been like that, since the Corona Crisis / Initiation!!!
This Eclipse brings us personally and in the Human Family back to where true Home is.
We were called to ‘jump’ through the Ring of Fire of the ‘Old Empire’ that’s expiring now. Now, we’re called to ‘jump’ into the true / inner Nest and Sanctuary from which to create a New Life – in this oh-so pivotal Year of Transformation 2020.

 

* The Seed Eclipse is very potently inviting for ceremony, and for intentionally planting new seeds on the ‘Nesting Point’ from GEM to CAN – Nest Building with Kindness and Care. In, as, and for Humankind.

 

* And even though the Summer Solstice Solar Eclipse carries so much newness, it also comes with 5-6 Retro Planets (MERCURY, VENUS, JUPITER, SATURN, NEPTUNE – the day after, PLUTO). So effectively it’s about preparing ‘The Nest’ for the New – which may take shape once the Retro phases integrate (Oct / Nov).

 

* This month is ‘pregnant’ with Astro Influences, catalyzed by the Eclipse New Moon and ‘cosmically delivered’ mid-to end of June:

~ MERCURY goes retro on June 17
~ NEPTUNE goes retro on June 22
~ VENUS goes out of retro on June 24
~ MARS goes into ARIES on June 27 (and will be there for a looong time, until early Jan, due to retro in Sept – Nov)
~ JUPITER retro aligns with PLUTO retro end of CAP (# 2 of 3 this year) – that in itself bodes for Big Revelations, and Big Transformation.

More about all these interwoven influences & confluences, in the description below, under the cosmic map of the Eclipse New Moon.

 

 

Where in your Birth Chart is the GEMINI / CANCER cusp that the Eclipse activates?

Maybe even via your SUN, MOON, Planets, Nodes?

Or for everyone: Which House does this cusp ‘live in’?
That’s the area of Life where the cosmic energies support your ‘New Nesting’ – and a New ‘Nest’ is being prepared for you.
The effects may well evolve until the next Eclipse Season in Nov / Dec.

1º CANCER 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.

 

 

The Annular Solar Eclipse catalyzes what’s going on in the Astro sphere otherwise, even more so than ‘reg. New Moons & Full Moons.

 

SO – let’s take a good look at the

Birth Chart of the ‘Ring of Fire’ Annular Solar Eclipse

The 0º21′ CANCER New Moon will occur at 11:41 pm PDT on June 20 / 7:41 am GDT on June 21.
The maximum Eclipse will be at 11:40 pm PDT.
It really is energetically a Total Solar Eclipse.

 

 

As you see – the two concentration areas of the Zodiac are

  • The GEM / CAN ‘Nesting Point’ cusp & early CAN, via North Node, SUN, MOON, and MERCURY freshly retro, going from mid- to early CAN, and
  • The massive 2020 Stellium at the end of CAP to AQ ‘Community Building’ & ‘Society’ cusp, with JUPITER & PLUTO, both retro and about to unite for the 2nd time this year on June 29, close to SATURN retro in early AQ where it’s been since March 21 / Spring Equinox(!), about to re-enter CAP on July 1 (until Dec 16 when it finally enters AQ for the next 2 years, until March 2023).

That double cuspy placement of SUN / MOON / NN, and 4 Planets shows us, these concentrated combos / stellium is a big deal.

A New Beginning for…
Our Belonging in Society and in / as Humanity
Where’s Your Tribe?

Who are the People with whom you co-build the New (as the ‘Old Empire’ really does expire now, and doesn’t need to be fed with more fighting / resisting energy…)?

 

My vision:
If everybody would develop what they’re truly best at and what makes us feel we’re on purpose (CAP) and contribute it to society – or into any system or  group context (AQ) the world would be a better and happier place.
Well, it starts with parenting, education, etc.
And Astrology helps too…

 

 

 

MERCURY freshly retro in mid-CANCER (with SCO undertone) calls us to deeply remember, reflect, retreat, and connect with Spirit, Consciousness, and the Heart before moving forward with ideas and approaching others with those.

 

Now is a beautiful energy to cultivate our inner Nest & Sanctuary while attracting others with whom to co-create – as VENUS in GEMINI is coming out of Retro (since May 12) on June 24.
Hope you have found your true inner Value/s in this ‘Underworld’ / ‘Innerworld Journey’ that prepares you for the Alchemy.

 

OH yes, and the ‘Higher Octave’ of VENUS, transpersonal NEPTUNE the All-Connector Archetype, these years (2012 – 2026) in its own ruled sign of PISCES, is also quite prominent in the Astro sphere this month:
It stations to go retro – on the DAY after the Eclipse, June 22
(yearly in June), for the next 5 months, until Nov 28.

NEPTUNE at 20º57′ PI gets ‘pulled’ by MARS into a wide square to the Eclipse New Moon.
MARS / NEPTUNE were in sharp T-square with the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on June 5 / 6, affecting us in ways of overwhelm, confusion, delusion, more ‘media showers’ etc, and calling for release, letting go and transcendence (different than spiritual by-passing) and making space for connecting and receiving through new openness – hopefully that could happen for you.

So, more or less indirectly (ha, a very Neptunian-vague statement) NEPTUNE / MARS in PISCES are subtle / subliminal ‘influencers’ this month. Everything has been in flux (mutable signs prominent) – leading over now to new direction (cardinal energy of CANCER, SATURN back into CAP, and MARS entering its own sign ARIES on June 27).

 

Speaking of MARS entering ARIES – that’s a big shift too.

With MARS in PISCES (since May 12) widespread mass movements and outburst of anger and activism happened – a whole other ‘2nd wave’ than anticipated. Everything is intertwined and connected, and domino effects happen.

MARS in ARIES (from June 27 on) will be a call to action.
It can also bring (more) violent action since anger is certainly ON, but with its upcoming retro phase, Sept 9 – Nov 13, it’s a recalibration of true Warrior Spirit while revealing where masculinity, desire, and ego is misplaced. MARS will be in ARIES until Jan 7, 2021 – pretty much a record time for MARS (usually 2 months in a sign).

The cuspy energy of MARS on the ‘Emergence Point’ / Spring Equinox Point on June 27 – in wide cardinal square with the Eclipse on the Summer Solstice Point IS also a Big Deal that can kick us individually, relationally, and societally into new action.
MARS and MOON will be in their own signs and in square with each other – a tension between needs and wants…
New Orientation (see also Sabian Symbol below) may well be the solution.
More to be written here about MARS in ARIES June 27 – Jan 7 in the next blog post… thx for your patience lol (that ARIES is not exactly known for…)

 

Also catalyzed / birthed by the Eclipse New Moon on the Summer Solstice CANCER cusp:
JUPITER retro meets PLUTO retro end of CAP on June 29 (# 2 of 3 times this year).
An alignment between these two Titans comes every 13 years – last time ‘only once’ in Dec 2007 end of SAG – the Galactic Centre – where the Lunar South Node is travelling now(!).
The Great U.S. / worldwide Recession / subprime mortgage and financial crisis actually started in Dec 2007, and went on until mid 2009. In Nov 2008, one year into the crisis, Pres. Obama was elected.
Galactic Centre PLUTO 2007 and South Node now: NO, not ‘anything goes’, in fact, we’re in another even bigger crisis re: “Where is this going? Where’s the light at the end of the tunnel?!”

This year, the alignment shows up 3 times (which happens if both Planets ‘catch’ each other in direct / retro / direct mode): Apr 4, June 29, and Nov 12 – a much bigger deal than in 2007.
Plus: JUPITER & PLUTO are close to SATURN – the epic 2020 Stellium.
We’re in a way more massive crisis / transformation / opportunity year now – with the Galactic Centre activation end of SAG at this upcoming central of 3 alignments on June 29,
calling us to drop old agenda, stories, political / economic / philosophical directions / answers (SAG), question the narrative of Growth (SAG), not believe in ‘Santa Claus’ anymore, and ask radically new questions (GEMINI).
Additionally, the central JUPITER – PLUTO alignment 2020 also happens in the centre of this Eclipse Season.

A time of Big Shadow Revelation, and Big Transformation (JUPITER / PLUTO) when it comes to CAP themes.
The ‘Old Empire’ is expiring while revealing its control mechanisms / abuse of power, exploitation of resources / mismanagement / lack of leadership etc.
Yes, it has to do with structures and governments (CAP) but it’s really systemic (AQ), old & intrinsic / even accepted & internalized
(both Planetary Archetypes now retro) as the widespread attitude shows “That’s just how it is… what can you do about it?!”

May MERCURY retro and the 2nd and deeper-reaching JUPITER retro / PLUTO retro alignment that’s building up now for June 29 show us how we contribute on deep core levels to that Status Quo, and what it takes in ourselves, from the inside-out, to help transform, take our intrinsic Power back (PLUTO), and find Space for new Opportunities (JUPITER), rather than projecting the issues onto ‘them’.

JUPITER – PLUTO # 1 on Apr 4 was before VENUS retro (May 12 – June 24) which has in the meantime helped bring consciousness to and disengagement from all kinds of co-dependent relationships incl. ‘vertical’ ones. Hopefully, we’ve outgrown (JUPITER) and transformed (PLUTO) those through seeing them for what they are in a way that we can’t un-see anymore (Point of No Return).

The 3rd of the 3 JUPITER – PLUTO alignments 2020 with SATURN nearby (also end of CAP then) will be on Nov 12 (!) – just 9 days after the U.S. Presidential Elections (which happen to be scheduled for the day when MERCURY will go out of retro and hence in full-on ‘storm’, hmm).

Bottom line, 2020 is a massively transformational year, when it comes to old outgrown structures in governments and societies (JUPITER – PLUTO – SATURN end of CAP / early AQ).
It’ll culminate with the JUPITER – SATURN alignment on the 1st degree of AQ on the Winter Solstice DAY, Dec 21, opening a new 20-year socio-economic-political cycle.
And now we’re in the Centre & Heart of the Transformation – from the inside-out.

 

Back to the cuspy Connections:
Well, there’s a Quincunx (5 signs apart) between the Solar Eclipse on the GEM / CAN cusp and the Retro Stellium of PLUTO – JUPITER – SATURN on the CAP / AQ cusp. Can you see it, indicated by the green ‘picnic table symbol’?
Calling for coordination – not an easy task and not even a measurable ‘goal’ / effect. Rather an on-going adjustment, between a need for safety, belonging and rapport (GEM / CAN), and collaboration, teamwork & community building (CAP / AQ).
Which of course shows up in the present stage out of careful re-opening & readjustment after Covid lock-down. And it’s likely exemplary for other individual & societal adjustments.
Let’s use it as a practice for what we’re energetically preparing and being prepared for – perhaps a re-distribution / re-organization of groups and systems. SATURN (even the Planet associated with Quincunxes) presently retro in early AQ agrees: A test for Humanity / Society. 

 

Lastly, let’s see what the 

Sabian Symbol of the Eclipse New Moon

…wants to show us.
The Eclipse New Moon will be at 0º21′ CANCER.

Raising Ceremony of the Navy Jack Flag on Sept 11, 2002 – now with a whole new connotation: “Don’t Tread on Me.” – Image from NavyTimes

“CANCER 1°:

ON A SHIP THE SAILORS LOWER AN OLD FLAG AND RAISE A NEW ONE.

KEYNOTE: A radical change of allegiance exteriorized in a symbolical act: A point of no return.

We have now reached a square (90º angle) to the beginning of the cyclic process. This is a moment of crisis, a sharp turning point.
In the zodiacal cycle, at the Summer Solstice the northward motion of the sun (in “decimation”) stops; the SUN rises and sets as far north of exact east and west as it can during the year-cycle. Its motion is now reversed. Slowly the Sunset points move southward on the western horizon, and the length of the day decreases. In the Lunation Cycle (from New Moon to New Moon) this is the First Quarter phase.

On the “ship” which symbolizes the ego-consciousness floating, as it were, on the sea of the vast Unconscious, the individualized will makes a basic decision. The dominant Yang force allows the Yin force to begin its six-month long rise to power. The “collective” will gradually overcomes the “individual,” and at the end the state will overpower the person. Now, however, the individual person enjoys his most glorious hour; he exults in his ability to make a “free decision”- i.e. to act as an individual who selects their life goal and allegiance.

This is the first stage in the nineteenth five-fold series of degree symbols. In a decisive act heavy with consequences, the symbolic college youth might realize that s/he should bring to an end her/his quest for the ideal companion and enter into matrimony / relation-ship. They assent to the possibility of progeny, of home responsibility, etc.
Their consciousness accepts a process of fundamental REORIENTATION, implying the stabilization of their energies.”

 

We’re indeed in a fundamental RE-orientation phase now, personally, interpersonally / relationally, societally, and spiritually.
Where does this show up for you, and what’re your new allegiance TO (rather than against)?

Argo Navis Constellation in CANCER – related to the Mythology of Jason & the Argonauts

 

How do we contribute to where the Boat of Life / Society / Humanity is being stirred?!

May the Point of No Return turn into a powerful Turning Point!

May the Ring of Fire Eclipse Re-Orientation be powerful and blessed!

 

Melanie

 

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

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

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

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?
And – a la GEMINI – Astrology is a fascinating language, and there’s so much to learn from / with it.
Come over / let’s meet online, for your private Astro session!

 

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The Lunar Nodes moved into SAG (SN) – GEMINI (NN) (June 5, 2020 – Dec 23, 2021): Questioning the Old Story. Entering New Dialogues.

16 Jun

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Reader, in the Star Sisterhood & Brotherhood!

Besides the upcoming Summer Solstice Annular SOLAR Seed ECLIPSE on June 20 / 21, NEPTUNE going retro on June 22, VENUS going out of retro on June 24, MARS entering ARIES on June 27 – for a loong time until Jan 7, 2021, and the  (2nd of 3) JUPITER – PLUTO alignment on June 29, plus MERCURY going retro on June 17….

 



Another major shift already
occurred this oh-so astro-active month of JUNE 2020:
On June 5 – the day of the Partial Lunar Eclipse in SAG – GEM – the Lunar Nodes moved from CAP (South Node) – CANCER (North Node) where they’ve been since Nov 2018 into SAG (SN) – GEMINI (NN).
They always go retro in the Zodiac.

 

 

Ready to question or drop the Old Story / Agenda / Trajectory, and ‘Truth’ (SAG SN), and enter New Dialogues  & Conversations (GEM NN)?

 

 

Lunar Nodes 101 – and their Transits

Lunar South Node Glyph

Lunar North Node Glyph

Unlike most Astrologers, I consider the Transits of the Nodes significant.
Why?
When New Moons and Full Moons (twice a year) are close to the Nodal Axis we experience Eclipses (alignments of SUN, MOON, Earth, and Lunar Nodes) which of course affect Planet Earth and Earth Beings a lot, as we know.
Not only in these ‘highlight times’ (or ‘light switchers’ of the solar or lunar reflected sunlight) do the Nodes come in… but throughout their path in the Zodiac, esp. when in contact with our cosmic signatures.
They do activate us, in our Soul potential. The Nodes are ‘Karmic Pathways’, after all.

They travel in the Zodiac in an 18 1/2 year cycle.
Which means, we have our Nodal Returns at ages 18 – 19, 36 – 37, 54 – 55, 72 – 73, and 90 – 91.


If you’re just coming up to these age groups your Nodal Pathway is probably also in SAG – GEM
(in doubt, I can look it up for you).
Your original / Life themes come back to remind you about what calls you into balance – so that you don’t get drained and ‘add more karma’ (if you keep going to / with the SN), and rather support what’s life sustaining (by engaging in the NN) – for You and All! ♥

 

The Lunar Nodes in SAG – GEMINI in the last Decades

As mentioned, the Nodes have an 18 1/2 year cycle. 
Here are the months & years the Nodes were also in SAG – GEM – to check what the collective ‘Zeitgeist’ was (and of course also whether you were born with this dynamic):

Dec 1945 – July 1947
Aug 1964 – Feb 1966
March 1983 – Sept 1984
Oct 2001 – May 2003

Check out how the motto Questioning the Old Story & Entering New Dialogues applies to those years, and to yourself if you were born in them.

 

Nodal Re-Cap and Outlook

 

The SOUTH NODE (SN) – aka ‘Dragon’s Tail’ in Chinese Astrology – which is in SAG for the next 1 1/2 years – is where energy needs to be digested and eliminated.

The NORTH NODE (NN) – aka ‘Dragon’s Mouth’ is where fresh cosmic energy is available to be taken in.
It’s not a ‘black and white’ / ‘good and bad’ theme with the Nodes, rather an awareness of imbalance and of correcting that.

 

 

How about first a RE-Cap of the Nodal dynamic we’re coming out of – not only, but also, since MERCURY goes retro in CANCER tomorrow:

 

What were the NODES in CAP – CANCER about?

* Releasing the CAP shadow – which has shown up quite intensely with PLUTO, SATURN (traveled close together and with the SN in CAP in Spring 2019, and united on Jan 12, 2020), plus JUPITER this year in CAP, uniting with PLUTO 3x (Apr 4, June 29, Nov 12) – Big Shadow Revelation & Big Transformation.

This is what I wrote at the onset of that Nodal dynamic (Nov 2018): 

  • Prioritizing productivity, status, and ‘success’, at the expense of Nature and Mother Earth.
  • A linear, hierarchically separative, controlling ‘order’ that disrespects Natural Laws.
  • All types of exploitation and abuse, incl. self abuse via never having / making enough time / running out of time – by setting priorities that aren’t in alignment with what matters most – LIFE.

And yes, in the meantime also manifestations of:

  • Uber-governmental regulation based on fear and the notion of protection / prevention
  • Severe impacts of Covid on the economy and infrastructure
  • Running out of / huge challenge for resources
  • Mismanagement and lack of / dismal leadership
  • The ‘Old Empire’ expires.


* Feeding and nurturing our compassionate, motherly, caring and protective CANCERian qualities: 

Again, here’s my take on it from Nov 2018 – in review:

  • What, who, which Beings need our caring presence now?
  • Could be yourself (it’s gotta start with YOU!), and could me Mother Earth. 
  • Gentle Lunar / Mary / Kuan Yin and Fierce Kali / Durga Mother Goddess (CAN) energies can be invoked to support and supply us with the energy to show our care (CAN) and to do what we’re ‘built for’ at this critical Time (CAP).
  • Finding our Way HOME…

Oh yes, also manifested recently as:

  • Cocooning @ home, and being governmentally sustained (well, not all of us) while being out of the reg. work world.
  • Working from home
  • Protection of Elders (CAP) in care homes (CAN) – well, not just protection but also severe restrictions to be visited by their family
  • Mother Earth showing signs of recovery as Humanity has been @ home.

 

And yet another review – from my Nov 2018 post:

Examples for the contrasting Dynamic between the draining CAP SN qualities, and the CANCER NN orientation…

…to keep an eye on, and balance towards the Cancerian side while processing the CAP shadow.
JUPITER in SAG (Nov 2018 – Dec 2019) helped with awareness to shift the societal / public (im)balance, and bring new heart focused orientation.

The (CAP) solidified Rock / mountain – (CAN) Fresh water, wells, and the Ocean.
The Empire – The People, tribes, families, mothers & children.
Secured, protected, defended, guarded – Safe and taken care of.
Patriarchy and capitalism / the boss – Matriarchy / mom / grandmother is respected.
Patronizing – Mothering.
The Pyramid / hierarchy (with elites / privileges) – Everyone’s welcome in the circle.
Rules, regulations, reward / punishment system – Compassion and care.
Harsh, disciplined, “no excuse” – Taking care of needs, listening to feelings.
Construction, infrastructure, and buildings – Homes.
Business Success – at the expense of nurturing, caring qualities.
Extraction and exploitation of resources – Taking care of Mother Earth.
Colonial claiming and overusing – Protecting & caring.
Constructing artificial (time / resource) scarcity – Nature provides. Living cyclically.
Commodification of Nature into objects – Embracing and loving the Earth.
Converting Life into money – Giving birth, giving Life.
Divide and rule, organize society – Taking care of one another.
“I got the resources to do it – But it doesn’t feel good.”
Working the system – Being playful and creative.
Being jaded – Being like a child again.
‘Time is Money’, quantity / running after / running out of / artificial scarcity – Time is organic and fluid.
Scheduling and optimizing – Going with the flow.
Guilt and fear – Feeling safe and open.

 

Let’s apply this model to the freshly shifted Nodal Axis:

What are the NODES in SAG – GEM about?

* Release of shadow / exhausted / draining / expiring expressions of the Integrity Point (CAP – SAG cusp) turning into late SAG

  • Disengaging from old / outdated ‘stories’, beliefs, and ‘programs’ (incl. religious & political) 
  • Questioning (GEM) the agenda and narrative (SAG)

And more specifically:

  • With the South Node on the Winter Solstice Integrity Point now, Humanity is called to release what can’t be trusted, what’s not in integrity, because authority & leadership are being abused / unqualified people are in leadership positions, Natural Law isn’t respected / implemented while inhumane regulations are enforced, time and resources (incl. the cruel term ‘human resources’) are wasted and exploited, the organization doesn’t work, judgment, blame, lies, unmet promises, scape goating (CAP) and the alike…
  • Being done with paradigms / beliefs / programs / agendas that feed into the exhausted & expired shadow consequences / manifestations we’ve seen via CAP (as in: Old Empire, Old Word Order – no need for ‘New World Order’)
  • Old stories and narratives about the World and ourselves – well, about anything – that don’t hold anymore, and aren’t essentially true
  • Righteousness, preaching, trying to convince others / “Why can’t you see what I see?” – everyone has the right to their own Truth.
  • Fundamentalism and polarization
  • “My way or the highway”
  • A trajectory that goes nowhere / politics going really bad
  • Assumptions, biases (negativity bias / positivity bias / spiritual by-passing)
  • Mildly put, which can help as inquiry start: Am I focusing too much on a certain way of seeing this?
  • On a lighter note: Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy (both SAG expressions)?
  • When knowing turns into certainty that closes us off
  • A battle of arguments – people just shouting at each other, and don’t listen
  • As we know from History, wars have been fought over agendas and beliefs. Heed the seed of it!
  • Less teachers / teaching from the outside-in (and esp old top-down) – find the Inner Teacher / Wisdom
  • Less long distance travel. No need (and less ‘attractive’ to put it mildly) to go faraway. Exploring what’s around us.

I guess like myself, you’ve already seen lots of evidence for this south-nodal phenomenon lately, in the world collectively, in relational dynamics, and – when honest (SAG!) also within your own mind – always good to own it, the first step of transformation.
And perhaps it’s already exhausting just to think about all that.

 

* In balancing contrast, the North Node is now, and its first Solar Eclipse on June 20 / 21 will be on the Summer Solstice Point (from CANCER to GEM) – the Height of the Light!

Yes, lots of home-ing happened in the last months – as most of humanity (unheard-of!) was forced by governmental restrictions – some even enforced (SN in CAP), or recommendations – depending on which country (CAN) you live in – to stay at home.
Question is, has it really been an inner home-coming for us, as we’ve been in quarantine / ‘lock-down’ / our nest / cocoon?
I sure hope and wish for you and everyone that you / they could also experience the Inner Belonging in that space of external restrictions.
Of course, lots of otherwise hidden (PLUTO) themes (psychologically, relationally…) have come up in the cocoon / lock-down.

 

Mercury Rules GEMINI
Interchange and alchemical union of ‘opposites’ – Painting by Johfra Bosschart

Now to the North Node from CANCER to GEMINI!

I call the GEM – CAN Summer Solstice cusp also ‘Nesting Point’.
Looks like we’re taking flight now, out of the Nest, as the North Node goes into airy / buzzing GEMINI.

What are ‘Incentives’ for GEMINI in the next 1 1/2 years, as the North Node promises fresh energy via intake of that medicine?
GEMINI brings lightness to the picture – it’s the lightest sign of the Zodiac
(while SAG leaning toward CAP can get weighty if not heavy)

  • Well – starts with Breathing – 1st Air sign of the Zodiac GEMINI rules the lungs, and also the arms – our wings.
  • New thoughts and dialogues
  • Finding your ‘Relatives of Choice’ – esp. Spirit Brothers & Sisters – with whom it’s easy to talk (not that you have to agree on things, but you speak the same language, and don’t need to explain / ‘convince’)
  • New schooling and learning – YES, so many things to learn, daily. And learning keeps us young and flexible.
  • Biodiversity and diversity in all respects
  • Adaptability, flexibility and shape shifting.
    GEM is ruled by MERCURY – which also shifted signs into CANCER on May 28 where it’ll be for 10 weeks(!), incl its retro phase from June 17 – July 12
  • Being smart. Nope, I’m not talking about ‘smart meters’, ‘smart phones’ or ‘smart cities’ here but real smart common sense and Natural Intelligence (no need for ArtiIntel).
  • Connecting the dots. The world is a puzzle – finding how pieces go / come together helps understand (SAG) what’s going on.
  • Alchemizing dualities and polarities that certainly came up over the last while
  • Language makes a difference – what you say and how you say it. A good use of language can build bridges and open hearts.
  • Questions, questions, questions.
  • Asking new questions and good questions (different from questioning everything) is already half way to the answer / solution – that’s what Adyashanti an esteemed spiritual teacher says, and that’s what I also find in Astro sessions, which are always about encouraging deep questions, rather than giving ready-made answers.
  • Doing spiritual inquiry into Truth and Reality

 

The SAG – GEMINI SoLunar Polarity (exact during Lunar Eclipses) calls for Balance & Integration.

BALANCE of what?

The SAG – GEM axis is about knowing / answers and questioning, about direction / certainty, and diversity / branching out.
How can we create a balanced relationship between these apparently opposing orientations?

  • Starting from GEM:
    Take a good deep breath (GEM), walk / run / cycle (SAG is about legs and movement) in Nature, and feel newly inspired.

    Questioning the Narrative / Old Stories & Beliefs. Speak your Heart Language, and perhaps learn a new language to understand others!
  • Starting from SAG: 
    Being the grown-up (SAG-CAP), and yet not old and bitter, but open to adapt and learn (GEM).
    Cultivating gratitude and a sense of abundance & generosity, and communicating from there to the world. So much to share!
    Our Heart Freedom & Truth can’t be hijacked.
    Let’s speak (GEM) Our Truth (SAG), from the Heart! 

 

Upcoming Eclipses during the Phase of the Lunar Nodes in SAG – GEM (June 5, 2020 – Dec 23, 2021)

Yes, the Nodes tie into the Eclipses – SoLunar concentrations of the Nodal themes – either as a release (SN / Release Eclipses) or as a new beginning (NN / Seed Eclipses).
Here’s a brief overview of the upcoming Eclipses with the Nodes in SAG – GEM:

JUNE 5 / 6, 2020

Penumbral Lunar Release Eclipse / FM in mid SAG – GEM (with the SN)

JUNE 20 / 21, 2020
Summer Solstice Annular Solar Seed Eclipse / NM on the GEM / CAN cusp (with the NN) 

JULY 4 / 5, 2020
Penumbral Lunar Release Eclipse / FM in mid-CAP – CAN (with the SN)

NOV 30, 2020
Penumbral Lunar Seed Eclipse / FM in early GEM – SAG (with the NN)

DEC 14, 2020
Total Solar Release Eclipse / NM end of SAG (with the SN)

MAY 26, 2021
Total Lunar Release Eclipse / FM in early SAG – GEM (with the SN)

JUNE 10, 2021
Annular Solar Seed Eclipse / NM in mid-GEM (with the NN)

NOV 18 / 19, 2021
Partial Lunar Seed Eclipse / FM in late TAU – SCO (with the NN)

DEC 4, 2021
Total Solar Release Eclipse / NM in mid-SAG (with the SN)

These ‘Eclipse Season’ months in the next 1 1/2 years, starting in JUNE / JULY 2020 will peak in bringing up the notion for an energy release of the SAG shadow, and an energy flow towards GEMINI.

If your birthday is close to those dates, the Eclipses will definitely be significant for you. 
Of course, also if your MOON, AC, or Planets are close to the Eclipse points. 

Which brings us to…

 

The Lunar Nodes in SAG – GEM and YOU

If YOU have SUN, MOON, PLANETS, or AC in SAG and / or GEMINI…
…this one’s for YOU! 
Can you feel it?

For ALL of US:
In the areas of Life related to where SAG – GEM is in our charts (esp. Houses wise) we are invited to new Dialogues, Curiosity, and Learning (GEM), question old agendas and stories (SAG), and notice how this naturally re-directs our Path.

How about coming for a focus session re: how to best express and align with the fresh Nodal signature?
Check out my 44 min / $ 44 Special (to be booked by June 24) – link below.

 

Sending Love & GEMINI Lightness – we’re all in this Cosmic Dance through the Darkness to the Light (SAG)!


Melanie

 

 

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MERCURY Retro (June 17 – July 12) in CANCER: RE-member, RE-flect, RE-treat, and RE-connect.

15 Jun

Mercurial Greetings, dear Friends!


Tuning into feelings & needs, and gently verbalizing is really UP these days…

MERCURY, in CANCER for a loooong time (May 28 – Aug 4!) – will go RETRO this week, June 17, and is in turnaround Storm now…
Well, MERCURY retro in CANCER – is that an extra backwards-sideways ‘mental crab walk’? 2 – 3 steps backward-inward (maybe necessary!), before making 1 step forward…?
… perhaps to come back to the actual, natural expression of MERCURY in CANCER: Going rhythmically back and forth between mental & emotional engagement.

 

MERCURY in CAN brings out memories (well, for better or worse…) and reflections, and is already by nature rather inward-backward oriented (obviously, even more so when retro).
This mercurial energy can be well channeled into communicating from a caring, nurturing, compassionate, gentle place, with and on behalf of the family, tribe, children, the human family, and the family of all sentient Beings
.

Talk to your Tribe! And talk to ‘others’ as if they were in your Tribe – because we ultimately are. Everybody belongs.

Be calm.
Be kind & compassionate.
Listen to your needs.
Go down memory lane.
Go for a crab walk by the beach…

 

The perfect card with a de-light-ful Winged Messenger came up in an Astro Divination fusion session this morning… also a message for the Ring of Fire ‘Nesting Point’ Summer Solstice Solar Eclipse on June 20
Its message initiates the North Node into GEMINI (and South Node into SAG) – uhh, and it comes with MERCURY retro in CANCER:

Sidestepping – Transformation Card (by Diana Varisco)

Sidestepping (back of the Transformation card)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step aside from the old trajectory / story / agenda (which can be also a Cancerian thing).
Build your magical Summer Solstice ‘Ring of Fire’ Nest of Joy and Lightness, be curious, and see ‘the situation’ from various perspectives!

The MERCURY retro ‘terrain’ goes from mid-CANCER (with SCORPIO undertone) to early CANCER (with CANCER undertone).
Going deeply into the inner emotional layers & memory banks (CANCER / SCO) for transformation and a new ‘nesting’ (CANCER / CANCER). Not into the mind that rehashes  / re-hatches those stories but rather into a Symbiosis of the Self, the Heart, and Consciousness (symbolized by the SUN – which will ‘lead’ again after MERCURY retro). 

 

R & R Eagle – Photo by Melanie, June 2020

MERCURY incl its retro loop in CANCER is very relevant for the collective mind & psyche of the American People, given what’s going on and spiraled out in the U.S. – a very CANCERian country, with VENUS / JUPITER, the SUN, and: MERCURY retro in CANCER – see the chapter

MERCURY in CANCER and the U.S.A. – We the People!
in my linked blog post.
With so much turmoil, chaos, lack of & need for wise, experienced, and responsible leadership (re: CAP where the ominous PLUTO Return for the U.S. is now in the making, 2020 – 2022, with an about 5-year build-up phase) it’s pretty obvious how the needs of the People & Spirit of the Country have to take precedence again, big time.

The Eagle might need to retreat & regenerate from its usual ‘modus operandi’, to come back, re-connected with Spirit.

 

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

  • Going with the Flow & Magic of MERCURY retro…
  • What’s Special about this MERCURY Retro phase in CANCER
  • MERCURY in CANCER and its Connections with other Planetary Players 
  • Where do MERCURY’s inner RE-flections likely show up, in Your Chart & Life?
  • 7-Phase Sequence of the MERCURY Retro Timeline
  • Timeless and Timely MERCURY Retro REminders
  • My Seasoned MERCURY Retro Tips & Seasonal Tool Kit 

 

Going with the Flow & Magic of MERCURY retro…

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

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

MERCURY doing its retro somersaults again…

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

In mid-to-early of CANCER this time (from 14°46′ back to 5°30′ CANCER, to be precise), from June 17 – July 12.

 

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 (even in SCORPIO lol), as pop Astrology would have it.
And hey – perhaps M-r is ‘even’ an overdue and cosmically well timed de-conditioning!

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

 

Have you noticed?
We’re already in the build-up (or rather: slow-down) phase!
Our good old messenger / trickster friend MERCURY has been
 in stationary (very slowly moving) ‘U-turn storm’ since June 9. 

And on JUNE 17 – just before the Summer Solstice Solar ‘Seed’ Eclipse on June 20 / 21, MERCURY will ‘officially’ start its seasonal retro loop which goes technically until JULY 12, and rolls out completely until the last week of July.
And ‘only’ on Aug 4 will MERCURY (after 10 weeks) move from CANCER to LEO.

So, both months of June & July with build-up time before and roll-out time after are effectively under M-r influence.
Take it easy on Canada Day / Independence Day and Summer ‘plans’, and don’t get wrapped up in ‘loops’ that are directed by mental over-attachment a.k.a. need for control.
It’s a good time to chill, go on a RE-treat and RE-laxation, to purge and find ‘hidden treasures’ (the SCO undertone), and catch up with friends and family (or Spirit family) a la CANCER, and with lost & forgotten reading or writing projects that touch you and others deeply and are cathartic or catalysts for change (SCO).
Find what / who speaks to your Heart, and makes you feel at home.

 

What’s Special about this MERCURY Retro phase in CANCER?

It’s a super-charged MERCURY pre-, retro, and post-retro time in CANCER time, esp. in June / July (THREE Eclipses, VENUS stat. / out of retro, NEPTUNE stationary – retro, MARS into ARIES, SATURN out of AQ)

MERCURY goes retro mid-to-early CANCER (with SCORPIO & CANCER undertones) and makes contacts with MARS & CHIRON in ARIES (via squares) and with URANUS in TAU (via sextile).

Looks like this ‘Inside Passage’ with MERCURY is stimulated / triggered by the need to heal early wounds, and show up for and as ourselves, authentically and in new ways / as & who we are NOW. All very freeing and paradigm shifting.

 

MERCURY Retro & post-Retro in CANCER and its Connections with other Planetary Players –

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

 

Image Credit: Pexels 

 

MAY 28
MERCURY entered CANCER.
Building Rapport. Offering nurturing messages from / for the ‘Inner Landscape’.
Talk with your Tribe, create a Tribe atmosphere, and notice who IS in your Tribe.
Memories & Reflections, Inner Landscape of the Mind…

 

JUNE 2
MERCURY went into pre-retro shadow (passed 5º30′ CANCER which it’ll go back to by July 12 when it ends its retro journey).
Noticing ‘foreshadowing’ themes of what might come up during M-r (re: home, belonging, needs, feelings, and big time: for the U.S.)?

 

MERCURY Retro in the Starters

JUNE 9
MERCURY enters (already!) its stationary pre-retro ‘storm’ period (moves super slowly and starts to go into the ‘U-Turn’ – exact on June 17).

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

 

JUNE 17
MERCURY goes retro from 14º46′ CAN
(SCO undertone) – until July 12.
RE-flect and RE-visit memories. RE-connect from the Heart where the mind has been in the way. Family and Belongingness matter.
We are a Human Family. What does that mean to you – in THIS?
What needs to be processed?  What are deeper feelings you might have buried that need to be seen and voiced now?

 

JUNE 20 – The SUN enters CANCER, with a New Moon / Annular Summer Solstice Solar Seed Eclipse!
Light on Warmth, Compassion and Kindness

 

JUNE 22 – also the day of NEPTUNE turning retro
The post-NEW MOON (Summer Solstice ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse on June 20 / 21) in mid-CANCER meets MERCURY.
Coming out of duality and polarity starts with a kind word – consider: how do they feel?

 

JUNE 30
MERCURY retro in sextile with URANUS in TAU (2nd of 3 contacts while in CAN), and meets the SUN – New MERCURY!
Point of ‘Enlightening Insight’
– very Promethean as even URANUS / the Prometheus Archetype is involved.
What are breakthrough insights you have? And how do you think / inform yourself / speak / write differently now? What do your bodily senses say?

 

JULY 1
MERCURY retro squares stationary CHIRON (going retro July 11) in ARIES (2nd of 3 contacts while in CAN)
What’s the voice of your early wounds? How do you show up for yourself? 
What’s the message of the First People and of other Warriors to the Tribe and to the Human Family?

 

JULY 8
MERCURY retro squares MARS in ARIES (1st of 2 contacts while in CAN)
Watch angry thoughts and the sharp tongue, and don’t let them get the better of you.  No need to let them out on others. Feelings can get easily hurt on a day like this. Tomorrow you might already feel and think differently about it all. The energy is well channeled into passionately co-advocating FOR something, and bravely tracing the origin of your feelings, thoughts, anger, and passion.

 

JULY 12
MERCURY goes direct again, at 5º30′ CANCER (with CANCER undertone)
Home is where the Heart is – give it a Voice!
Prepare the Nest for Higher Consciousness.

 

JULY 18
The Dark-before-NEW MOON in CANCER (NM on July 20) meets stationary MERCURY
Feeling deeply into what this phase has shown.

 

JULY 20 – Day of the ‘Blue’ CANCER NEW MOON
MERCURY goes out of the post-retro stationary ‘storm’ (starts to go faster)
Integration of the internal adjustment time – back into the ‘real world’, with a regenerated sense of self.

 

JULY 21
MERCURY post-retro squares stationary / retro (since July 11) CHIRON in ARIES (3rd of 3 contacts while in CAN)
What does loving care say to (outer and inner) Survivors and Warriors?

 

JULY 22
MERCURY post-retro in sextile with URANUS in TAU (3rd of 3 contacts while in CAN)
Tune into instinct and bodily senses – what’s liberating about this?

 

JULY 27
MERCURY leaves the post-retro shadow (passes 14º46′ CANCER where it’ll start its retro journey on June 17) and squares MARS in ARIES (2nd of 2 contacts while in CAN)
After all this mental-emotional process, how can we meet anger and aggression and channel it into / respond to it with compassionate yet determined action?!

 

JULY 30
MERCURY opposes JUPITER retro in CAP and goes into Water Trine with NEPTUNE retro
When feeling the polarity between loving care and ueber control / managing, best to go into meditation and perhaps mediation, speak with true Elders and tune into traditions. We’re all One, and need to be safe and sustained.

 

JULY 31
MERCURY squares LILITH in ARIES
Instinctual Voice of the Wild and Unconditioned YOU

 

AUG 1 – 3
MERCURY opposes PLUTO retro and SATURN retro in CAP
Facing ‘old world’ authorities with cold, rigid, heavy, righteous, separative agendas (incl. their inner one)? Don’t take the blame / don’t take things on that aren’t yours. What matters in the long run, and at ‘the end of the day’? Can you let go of the rest? What would the Inner Authority / Inner Elder, and the bigger picture / a wider outlook on the situation say – with a compassionate heart?
Speaking on behalf of our human family, in the face of where the world seems to go:
How can this lifestyle be sustainable, for the next Seven (or less?) Generations to come?
Also, a good time to reconnect and communicate with Family and Ancestors (alive or in other realms, Spirit Ancestors, as well as the Inner Spirit Elder). 

 

AUG 3
MERCURY enters LEO – until  Aug 19 (only, since it’s moving faster now)
Speaking from a heart- and soulful place, and in the LEO name of Living Life Lovingly!

 

Kuan Yin Goddess of Compassion – Painting by Justin Williams

 

Where do MERCURY’s inner RE-flections likely show up, in Your Chart & Life?

MERCURY lingers in CANCER for 10 weeks, and loops retro, to bring Loving Kindness, Care, and Compassion back into your Consciousness.

CANCER 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.

 

 

7-Phase Sequence of the MERCURY Retro Timeline 

  1. Pre-retro shadow – started on JUNE 2. MERCURY in the Epimethean phase.
  2. Pre-retro stationary / ‘storm’ – started on JUNE 9.
  3. MERCURY technically retro – from JUNE 17 on.
  4. MERCURY meets half-way in retro the SUN – a ‘New Mercury’ is born, a.k.a. ‘Point of Enlightening Insight’ – on JUNE 30 – Promethean phase starts.
  5. MERCURY direct again – on JULY 12.
  6. Post-retro stationary / ‘storm’ ends – on JULY 20.
  7. Post-retro shadow – until JULY 27.

 

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 Cancerian memory & RE-flection inducer ;-).
And a Scorpionic trigger for getting to the core of things where things are sticky yet primed to be met and helped to move and change.

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

 

JUNE 2
MERCURY went into so-called pre-retro
 ‘shadow’ (it passed for the first time the Zodiac point (5°30′ CAN) from which it will after the retro phase go direct / forward again, on July 12).

Noticed ‘foreshadowing’ themes 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 Cancerian sensitivity & instinct.
Perhaps you’ve already had deep communication and contemplation around ‘neglected’ or ‘forgotten’ themes around your needs
.

 

JUNE 9
MERCURY entered its stationary ‘storm’ period (moves very slowly), i.o.w., started to go into ‘U-turn’ mode mid-CANCER (with a SCO undertone).

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

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

 

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

In the actual RETRO PHASE from JUNE 17 – JULY 12…
…the mind is geared to turn inward-backward and moves may be paradoxical, 2-3 steps ‘back’ and inward before going forward, like in a labyrinth. Very CAN – SCO too…

As always, the MERCURY retro cycle starts with the ‘Epimethean’ phase (first half – until JUNE 30) where old (epic) stories, memories, and patterns show up for REasons yet unknown, REvealing themselves in the journey.

 

JUNE 30
At the half-way point of the M-r phase, MERCURY crosses paths with the SUN: A new ‘New MERCURY’ (like a New Moon in the monthly SUN – MOON conjunction) is born – which happens 3 times a year.

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

 

The second half of M-r (JUNE 30 – JULY 12) is the ‘Promethean’ phase, where new insights and new Consciousness can be more easily carried forward in creative ways.

 

Here’s to a liberating 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 Freedom from… and for…)!

 

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

 

Timeless and Timely MERCURY Retro REminders

 

Under M-r., ‘usual’ thinking and communication patterns are being questioned, and it appears at times as if there was a trickster / little devil at play. Actually, we have a chance now to see the inner mental trickster 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 experience (MERCURY rules GEMINI which is now also the North Node of the MOON).
That might mean changing your mind when you get the impulse / signal / intuition for an alternative course, being open to and curious about ‘creative detours’ that might lead to unexpected turns, and making unusual connections, rather than going with comfort, routine, and habit of your ‘Inner Muggle’.

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.

 

Let’s mischievously ask ourselves (M-r):
“How can I get out of the busy conditioned & controller mind now, and shift  to Openness, Creativity, and Play?”
“What does my Inner Magician / Wizard suggest?”

 

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

 

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

 

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 ‘magical 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 choice becomes clear.

If we did commit prematurely and aren’t flexible to back off again easily, we might say, “Oh, if I only had known… I wouldn’t have changed course… and didn’t have to untangle complications.”

 

As always with MERCURY retro, clarify communication whenever possible:

  • Say things several times, in different ways / 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 invites genuine emotional rapport (CANCER).
  • Ask questions that instinctively / intuitively come up (esp. to clarify otherwise held assumptions!).
  • Choose the most direct medium and tool available (meet and connect in person or at least via online video rather than over the phone, or email / message), which helps with a clearer and more holistic communication, mimic, body signals.
    More ‘channels’ are involved and signals are conveyed by being face-to-face with the other person rather than on the phone, or via mutual messaging / e-monologue – so ‘standardized’ and ‘normalized’ in the electronic age – M-r gives us the chance to take a break from it!
    And who knows what else might come up and be addressed when you take the opportunity to actually meet and talk?!

 

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

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

Give your tools and tasks proper mindful and focused care & attention, one at a time, instead of attempting to multi task and ‘efficiently’ orchestrate everything simultaneously.
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, ‘even’ as it might take you on wild and ‘crazy’ underworld / otherworldly journeys that you apparently haven’t signed up for. 🙂

 

Under M-r talk to people from the past who come to mind and whom you haven’t heard from in a long time or ‘new’ yet familiar people whom you’ve just met and intuitively ‘clicked with’.
M-r also tends to bring back unfinished communication business from the past, esp. from previous M-r phases (last one in Feb / March 2020 in PI – AQ) – phewwww, that’s when the Corona Crisis started!

 

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

So, keep collecting communication karma cookies, by being the random messenger & connector of kindness!

 

Back to Basics & Buddhists

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

Be mindful, and observe the phenomenon mind from a deeper level.


Like, by asking yourself:

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

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

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

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

 

 

My Seasoned MERCURY Retro Tips & Seasonal Tool Kit 

 

The Thinker by Auguste Rodin (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 (from JUNE 2 on), rather than being ‘pulled into’ the wild ‘storm’ (from JUNE 9 on), or apparently stationary stuckness (can be either and both, in paradoxical trickster fashion).

 

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

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

 

3) Retro is an inwards / backwards oriented energy.

M-r is a good time to RE-treat, and RE-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 in Feb / March 2020).

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

7) Be clear and precise with commitments and agreements.

Double-check whether you’ve been understood correctly, and RE-peat / RE-phrase back to them too. Avoid signing an agreement before you have all the necessary information (often only after MERCURY retro is over, or at least half-way, meeting the SUN – on JUNE 30).

 

8) MERCURY Retro RE-minds us…

…that direct connection with one another as an authentic and lively dialogue gives the opportunity to open up and dive deeper 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%:

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

 

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

With the CANCER flavour, re-connect with people whom you feel a natural rapport and family-arity, whether your family of blood or spirit.  Maybe with friends from earlier, younger times, and with people who come from your home land or town.
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  in CANCER activates in YOUR personal birth chart (see above).

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…

 

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

Don’t make yourself or others feel silly, bad, or ashamed, 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 on June 30.
Check out what epiphanies and paradigm shifts occur round this day
!

 

 

 

15) If you would like to know…

  • Whether you are a member of the RETRO CLUB (born under MERCURY Retro, as yours truly)
  • In which area of Life the MERCURY Retro Trickster in CANCER 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. 

 

 

MERCURIAL (and SoLunar) Blessings to You, for MERCURY Retro, the Eclipse Season, and beyond!
Mercur-elanie 😉

 

© 2020 by Melanie Lichtinger 

 

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SAG – GEMINI Full Moon / PLE in T-Square to MARS / NEPTUNE (June 5 / 6) – Connect the Dots, Speak Your Heart Truth… and Inquire!

4 Jun

Here comes the Strawberry & Rose Eclipse Moon of June!

So many beautiful flowers in full bloom now, incl. Wild Roses and cultivated Roses. Time to smell the Roses, and pick up their Heart Medicine. And to harvest Strawberries!

 

Beauty on the Fence – Photo by Melanie May 2020

 

Strawberry Harvest

 

Eclipse Season of June / July is ON!

Initiated by tomorrow’s Penumbral / Partial Lunar Eclipse!

Visible in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania!
Eclipse starting (the Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow) at 10:46 am PDT (not visible on the West Coast of course)
Maximum (partial, about 60%) Eclipse at 12:25 pm PDT.
End of Eclipse (the Moon moves out of Earth shadow) at 2:04 pm PDT.
Good illustration and data can be found at the Time & Date site.

Let’s tune in and release our own ‘Earth Shadow’ in the Eclipse window (10:46 am – 2:04 pm PDT) as the energy is there, visible or not. Of course, it still works in the time after the Full Moon 🙂 .
Suggestions: Meditation and release writing of ‘the old story’ (SAG MOON / South Node). A LOT is on our minds now anyway…

 

Penumbral / Partial Lunar Eclipse

 

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

You might already know…
Native Americans and other traditions around the World gave names to the Full Moons of the year. Each Nation / culture has given the Full Moons of the month different names, according to the Medicine of the Month.

 

Yes, this is the last Full Moon in Spring, after the Mid-LIBRA – Mid-ARIES ‘Pink’ Easter Super FULL MOON (Apr 7 / 8), and the Central SCORPIO -TAURUS Wesak SuperMoon (May 7).

The sequence of these three Spring Full Moons is in the esoteric tradition called
Festival of the Risen Christ (pre-Easter Full Moon in April)
Festival of the Buddha (Wesak Moon in May)
Festival of Humanity (SAG – GEM Full Moon in June) – may it be SO!


The previous Full Moons in LIBRA – AR, and SCO – TAU ‘funneled’ into this one, as LUNA, before her Fullness in SAG, traveled this week through LIBRA and SCORPIO – evoking themes of relatedness, balance, fairness, justice (LIBRA), and deep, dark processes (SCO), hopefully bringing us to core themes that are now ripe (Eclipse Full MOON) for Change-into-Freedom (SCO – SAG)!

How does this Full Moon Season MOVE YOU?

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

 

Phoenix Heart-Fire Moon Moves Us!

Before tuning into the SAG FULL MOON, we went through the SCORPIO MOON on Tue / Wed (June 2 / 3) – the most intense of all lunar vibrations – which of course has ‘fed’ into tomorrow’s Full Moon.

Time to speak (GEM SUN) our Truth (SAG) about what touches us deeply, and about intense shadow things (SCO) as well.
May the Truth set us FREE!
Truth-s indeed, since there can’t be
just one Truth-fits-All, and Truth in Freedom entails freely finding one’s Hearth Truth.

Knowledge (GEM), Understanding (SAG), and mostly: Heart Truth & deep Wisdom IS Freedom!

 

 

We rise again – even more so when we’ve processed and cleared a lot in / through the scorpionic phase.
The pre-Full Moon is always most charged – and still reverberating the SCO – TAU Full Moon from May 7 – the Buddha Wesak Moon.

How about in retrospect tuning into the whole phase from the Full Moon in SCO (May 7) to the pre-Full Moon in SCO (June 2 / 3):

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

Have you noticed?
Since the MOON crossed over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG
(today June 4 at 10:17 am PDT) the Spirit / mood lifted – and we could ‘come through what needed to be felt, ‘digested’, transformed, and alchemized, with new understanding and direction, rooted in the Heart.

 

This free and public Eagle showed up in Public Domain Photos

 

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

Freedom and Truth are big for SAG, and so is an opening to a sense of humour.

When we come from the ego-head the Full Moon polarity of SUN & MOON turns easily into a very serious and divisive scenario.
Either horizontally: “Me here – you there; my truth vs. your truth”, or vertically: “I’m up here and know better than you.” / “They up there, us down here”.

What saves the day and the way is the HEART.
HEART Truth isn’t somebody’s truth, and not about right or wrong, doesn’t have an opposite, is inviting rather than dividing.
Coming and speaking from the Heart Truth is a big theme under the GEM – SAG Full Moon.

Is that up for you too?
Likely it’s related to the areas in life that the SAG – GEMINI Houses in your chart point to. Perhaps even your SUN, MOON, Nodes (we get to those in a minute…), and Planets are in GEM and / or SAG?

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

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

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

 

Where in your chart is mid-SAG and mid-GEMINI?

That’s where you’re called to bridge, reconcile, and alchemize dualities and polarities when it comes to ‘The Truth’.
What helps is to go into dialogue, read / inform yourself, ask good questions, question the agenda / narrative (incl. your own!), learn about diverse voices, and bring lightness & brightness into the picture, while speaking your Heart Truth, now activated by the Eclipse FULL MOON.

Here’s a reference list for the astrological Houses – on one of the axis (e.g. 1st – 7th, 3rd – 9th) you’re going through a ‘light switch’ via the SAG MOON Eclipse and are lit up via the SUN / VENUS in GEM.

 

1st House
Your Presence and Sense of Self

2nd House
Your Values, your Body, 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.

 

 

Mid-GEMINI has an AQ, Mid-SAG has a LEO Undertone: “We’re All Stars in the Constellation of Love!”

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

In the Decanates Model (undertones of the three 10º segments of each Zodiac sign) that I’ve been working with and have found to be very helpful…

 

  • The first 10º have an undertone of the cardinal sign in that element (e.g. for GEMINI it’s LIBRA, for TAURUS it’s CAP…)
  • The central 10º have an undertone of the fixed sign in that element (e.g. or SAG it’s LEO, for PISCES it’s SCORPIO…)
  • The last 10º have an undertone of the mutable sign in that element (e.g. for CAP it’s VIR, for ARIES it’s SAG)

If your birthday is at the beginning of a sign (let’s say: May 25, Dec 23, July 24), your Zodiac sign has a cardinal undertone: GEM / LIBRA, CAP / CAP, LEO / ARIES…) – very interesting, hey?
Of course, this model can be applied to your MOON, all of your Planets, Nodes, and your AC too.
Worth checking out – be surprised how it makes sense!

If you’ve been using Astrology yourself and would like to learn more about this Decanates Model – very cool to have instantly-easily more information about a placement in the Zodiac – pls get in touch. 
YES – GEMINI where the North Node goes into today for the next 1 1/2 years is about learning new things… 🙂
We can set up a 1-on-1 Astro mentoring session with this Focus. 
And I prob. offer an online / in-person workshop in the next while.
Let me know if you’re interested.

What does that mean for the ECLIPSE FULL MOON?

* The MOON is at the very centre (15º33′) of SAG – with a LEO undertone.
So yes, it’s about our own Heart Truth, finding healthy Self Love (also accentuated by the ‘New VENUS’ now, since June 3) and express our Truth from there.

* The SUN is at the very centre (15º33) of GEM  – with an AQ undertone.
Speaking on behalf of Humanity, re-connecting with friends, in groups, and with like-minded people.

 

* And as a SoLunar SAG – GEM / LEO – AQ bridge – one of my all-time fave quotes:
“We’re All Stars in the Constellation of Love!”

 

 

And hey, everything is heightened and in flux, with the very mutable (see chart below) Penumbral Lunar Eclipse!

Rose Moon dancing on the Wire – Photo by moi last night

Soo much Up, and In, and Around us, in this wired and possibly fractured and frazzled world.

Are you feeling like in a weird grid / matrix (the fixed part of it) and want to move again freely?
Time to question and release the downloads and narratives, and find Freedom in the Heart! 

The beauty-FULL MOON dances on, and wayyyy beyond the wires – as MARS & NEPTUNE in PISCES square the solunar Field.

 

What does this Eclipse FULL MOON evoke?

As a Lunar Eclipse (exact alignment of MOON – Earth – SUN) she’s a super charged & super charging & super changing Full Moon:
SO much is coming to Fullness, Fruition, and Harvest that is ripe for release now!
SO much birthing out of the Old Matrix and into the New and Unknown World.

A ‘Release Eclipse’ she is – aligned with the Lunar South Node on the ‘Integrity Point’ where SAG meets CAP.

The Lunar Nodes also shift signs tomorrow June 5(!!!), from CAPRICORN – CANCER where they’ve been since Nov 16 2018 – Because we Care!, and evoked Eclipses in this zodiacal dynamic since then (have they ever!), to SAG – GEMINI where they’ll be until Jan 2022.
Now that’s big news – and deserves its own blog post
(stay tuned).

This much here already:

 

What are the NODES in SAG (SN) – GEMINI (NN) about?

Since they’re so important for this initiatory Eclipse – and for the ones to come until Dec 2021 – , I’d like to expand on them and you might be interested in having a sense of them (I bet you already know the vibes) – to recognize evidence in ‘real life’ (society, inter-personally, personally), to be in synch with the cosmic invitation, and to be part of the evolution.

SO striking that the Nodal Shift comes with a Lunar Eclipse!
And, it’s not just any Nodal Shift but it happens on the sacred Solstice Points!

YES! The South Node is now on the Winter Solstice Point of SAG – CAP (or rather CAP – SAG since the Nodal Axis moves backward in the Zodiac), and the North Node on the Summer Solstice Point of GEM – CANCER (or rather CAN – GEM).

Lunar South Node Glyph

Lunar North Node Glyph

The Lunar Nodes are ‘Karmic Pathways’, whereas ‘exhausted’ / shadow / draining energy on the South Node is ripe to be released, and fresh energy on the North Node’s side comes in to feed the ‘field’. 
In Chinese Astrology, they’re called Dragon’s Mouth (NN) and Dragon’s Tail (SN) – a great symbol.

 

What does that mean for the Nodal shift into CAP to SAG and CAN to GEMINI?

I call the SAG – CAP transition (the Winter Solstice Point) also Integrity Point.
What’s at stake is to walk our talk, and to show up with our best self.

And yes, the Winter Solstice Point is the time of year in the Northern Hemisphere where the SUN is the lowest on the Ecliptic and the daylight is at its minimum – the time of maximum darkness where we need to cultivate Inner Light and trust in the Return of the outer.

With the South Node on the Integrity Point now, enhanced by the Eclipse Full Moon, humanity is called to release what can’t be trusted, what’s not in integrity, because authority & leadership are being abused / unqualified people are in leadership positions, Natural Law isn’t respected / implemented while inhumane regulations are enforced, time and resources (incl. the cruel term ‘human resources’) are wasted and exploited, the organization doesn’t work, judgment, blame, scape goating (CAP) and the alike…

Boom – we’ve seen tons of evidence for that shadow lately.

 

This is what I wrote about the CAP South Node shadow earlier this year, for the last Partial Lunar Eclipse (in CAN – CAP) on Jan 10:

  • A linear, hierarchically separative, controlling ‘governing order’ that disrespects Natural Laws.
  • Artificial scarcity and misplacement of resources.
  • Commodification of everything – it’s all up for sale / use.
  • All types of exploitation and abuse, incl. self abuse via never having / making enough time / running out of time – by setting priorities that aren’t in alignment with what matters most – LIFE.


Now, we’re in for release of shadow / exhausted / draining expressions of Integrity Point (CAP – SAG cusp) turning into SAG:

  • Being done with paradigms / beliefs / programs / agendas that feeds into the implemented consequences / manifestations we’ve seen via CAP (as in: Old Empire, Old Word Order, just as well as ‘New World Order’)
  • Old stories and narratives about the World and ourselves – well, about anything – that don’t hold anymore, and aren’t essentially true
  • Righteousness, preaching, trying to convince others / “Why can’t you see what I see?” – as everyone has the right to their own Truth
  • Fundamentalism and polarization
  • “My way or the highway”
  • A trajectory that goes nowhere / politics going really bad
  • Assumptions, biases (negativity bias / positivity bias / spiritual by-passing)
  • Mildly put, which can help as inquiry start: Am I focusing too much on a certain way of seeing this?
  • On a lighter note: Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy (both SAG expressions)?
  • When knowing turns into certainty that closes us off
  • A battle of arguments – people just shouting at each other, and don’t listen
  • As we know from History, wars have been fought over agendas and beliefs. Heed the seed of it!
  • Less teachers / teaching from the outside-in (and esp old top-down) – find the Inner Teacher / Wisdom
  • Less long distance travel. No need (and less ‘attractive’ to put it mildly) to go faraway. Exploring what’s around us.


I guess like myself, you’ve already seen lots of evidence for this south-nodal phenomenon lately, in the world collectively, in relational dynamics, and – when honest (SAG!) also within your own mind – always good to own it, the first step of transformation.
And perhaps it’s already exhausting just to think about all that.

 

Actually, in terms of timing, as ‘another story’ goes, the Nodes already made their shift into SAG – GEM early May if we go by ‘True Nodes’ that are at times going forward in the Zodiac, and degree wise slightly ‘off’ the ‘regular Nodes’ which I use, mostly since my Astro program displays those, and it doesn’t make a huge difference. But hey, I’m not attached, all valid.

 

In balancing contrast, the North Node is now, and its first Solar Eclipse on June 20 / 21 will be on the Summer Solstice Point (from CANCER to GEM) – the Height of the Light!

Before we get to GEMINI, let’s do a quick review (so good to do that too) of the CANCER North Node phase since Nov 16, 2018.
How was that phase for you?

We’re been called to feed and nurture our compassionate, motherly, caring and protective CANCERian qualities:

  • What, who, which Beings needed your caring presence?
  • Could be yourself (it’s gotta start with YOU!), and could me Mother Earth….
  • Gentle Lunar / Mary / Kuan Yin and Fierce Kali / Durga Mother Goddess (CAN) energies could be invoked to support and supply us with the energy to show our care (CAN) and to do what we’re ‘built for’ at this critical Time (CAP).
  • Finding our Way HOME…

 

Yes, lots of home-ing happened in the last months – as most of humanity (unheard-of!) was forced by governmental control restrictions (SN in CAP) / recommendations – depending on which country (CAN) you live in – to stay at home.
Question is, has it really been an inner home-coming when in quarantine / ‘lock-down’ / our nest / cocoon? I sure hope and wish for you and everyone that you could also experience the Inner Belonging in that space of external restrictions.

 

Now to the North Node from CANCER to GEMINI!

I call the GEM – CAN Summer Solstice cusp also ‘Nesting Point’.
Looks like we’re taking flight now, out of the Nest, as the North Node goes into airy / buzzing GEMINI.

What are ‘Incentives’ for GEMINI in the next 1 1/2 years, as the North Node promises fresh energy via intake of that medicine?
GEMINI brings lightness to the picture – it’s the lightest sign of the Zodiac
(while SAG leaning toward CAP can get weighty if not heavy)

  • Well – starts with Breathing – 1st Air sign of the Zodiac GEMINI rules the lungs, and also the arms – our wings.
  • New thoughts and dialogues
  • New schooling and on-going learning – YES, so many things to learn, daily. And learning keeps us young and flexible.
  • Biodiversity and diversity in all respects
  • Adaptability, flexibility and shape shifting.
    GEM is ruled by MERCURY – which also shifted signs into CANCER last week where it’ll be for 10 weeks(!), incl its retro phase from June 17 – July 12 which is already in the making. 
  • Being smart. Nope, I’m not talking about smart meters or cities here but real smart common sense.
  • Connecting the dots. The world is a puzzle – finding how pieces go / come together helps understand (SAG) what’s going on.
  • Alchemizing dualities and polarities that certainly came up over the last while
  • Language makes a difference – what you say and how you say it.
  • Questions, questions, questions.
  • Asking new questions and good questions (different from questioning everything) is already half way to the answer / solution – that’s what Adyashanti an esteemed spiritual teacher says, and that’s what I also find in Astro sessions, which are always about encouraging deep questions, rather than giving ready-made answers.
  • Doing spiritual inquiry into Truth and Reality

 

The exact / ecliptic SAG – GEM SoLunar polarity from Earth perspective calls for Balance & Integration.

BALANCE of what?

The SAG – GEM axis is about knowing / answers and questioning, about direction / certainty, and diversity / branching out.
How can we create a balanced relationship between these apparently opposing orientations?

  • Starting from GEM:
    Take a good deep breath (GEM), walk / run / cycle (SAG is about legs and movement) in Nature, and feel newly inspired.

    Questioning the Narrative / Old Stories & Beliefs. Speak your Heart Language, and perhaps learn a new language to understand others! 
  • Starting from SAG: 
    Being the grown-up (SAG-GEM), and yet not old and bitter, but open to adapt and learn (GEM).
    Cultivating gratitude and a sense of abundance & generosity, and communicating from there to the world. So much to share!
    Our Heart Freedom & Truth can’t be hijacked.
    Let’s speak (GEM) Our Truth (SAG), from the Heart! 

 

Sabian Symbol for the Eclipse Moon

The Full Moon will be at 15º33′ SAG – coming up to the max Eclipse even closer to 16º SAG – that’s the Symbol we’re looking at.

Photo: Creative Commons

“SAGITTARIUS 16º:
SEA GULLS FLY AROUND A SHIP IN EXPECTATION OF FOOD.
KEY NOTE: The easily acquired dependence of psychic desires upon the stimulation of social circumstances.

Animals are drawn into the circle of what human society produces find it easier to depend on human hand-outs than to pursue their usually difficult search for sustenance. The sea gulls here symbolize the more wild and normally untamable energies in the human soul, but they too can develop a land of domesticated dependence upon the by-products of human adventures within the realm of the unconscious (the sea). Natural instincts feed on the reactions, and often perversions, of the socially conditioned mind-ego.

This is the first stage in the process represented by the fifty-second sequence of five symbols. It shows us how nature can readily become subservient to restless human ambition to dominate the entire biosphere through an all-human planetary socio-economic organization. 
This is a symbol of DEPENDENCE.”

Yep – this symbol is strikingly pretty straight-forward clear for the present situation – pointing to the to-be-transformed / released shadow of what has materialized in the last months since the previous Lunar Eclipse in CANCER – multi-CAP on Jan 10:
Social / societal dependence of the World Population on governmental pronounciations and hand-outs (and co-dependence, since government also depends on the People).

The release Eclipse of the Full MOON at this degree says: The cycle of govern-mental dependency of the People has to / will end.
Hand-outs seem to be a good / social gesture from the ‘top-down’, yet they don’t replace empowered freedom – even stifle it and cement a patriarchal system.
Rather than giving all the power and authority to the relation-ship to the all-mighty government and related institutions / background structures let’s become strong and trust our inner values and potential (see also: New VENUS).
Symbolically-literally: Let’s strengthen our immune systems, and: BREATHE again!

And yes, Nature herself has been subordinated and treated as dependent on human domination.
Time to release this old narrative.

 

The Eclipse, the U.S. and Donald Trump

Yes – the Lunar Eclipse (chart image below) is super relevant for the United States and their current President.

Here are the charts for the U.S. (Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776) and of Donald Trump who was born under a Total Lunar Eclipse(!) in SAG – GEMINI as we have now (even though not Total, ‘just’ penumbral’) – striking!

 

Clearly, the Eclipse MOON of tomorrow is on the SAG AC of the US (which is at 12º12′ SAG) – just 4º away, while the SUN / VENUS in GEM is between the U.S. URANUS and MARS which are wrapping around the country’s DC / 6th – 7th GEMINI House of ‘Dealing with Significant Others’ incl the GEM born President.

The U.S. MARS / URANUS conjunction points to Freedom of Speech, and / or disruptive / revolutionary masculine / assertive / outspoken energies.
Donald Trump himself was born with SUN / URANUS in GEMINI (* June 14, 1946) opposite his totally eclipsed MOON in SAG (also with the South Node, as initiated tomorrow for the next 1 1/2 years – an 18 1/2 year cycle).

Old and ‘exhausted’ SAG energy as in: Being caught in an old narrative and agenda, masked as ‘Truth’ needs to go both for the U.S. as for Trump (his life theme), and make room for new ideas, questions. dialogues…

A lot could be said / interpreted here….
I leave you with the charts and the quick ‘briefing’.

Certainly more to come, as the next Lunar Eclipse / Full Moon will be on July 4 / 5, directly on the U.S. SUN.
Plus, MERCURY now in CANCER for a long time (May 28 – Aug 4)will go retro there, June 17 – July 12, and cover lots of U.S. placements. 
“We The People!” being the key.

 

 

Let’s finally take a look at the SAG – GEMINI Eclipse Full Moon chart!

The Full Moon will be at 12:12 pm PDT (and the exact max Eclipse as mentioned at 12:25 pm PDT).

 

The cosmic Full Moon map shows not ‘just’ a GEM – SAG polarity, but also a mutable T-square from it to PISCES, with multiple heavenly bodies involved:

  • The GEMINI SUN – VENUS Retro – North Node end of GEM / Nesting Point
  • The SAG Eclipse MOON with the South Node end of SAG / Integrity Point
  • In-between, MARS (exactly squaring SUN & MOON (June 5 / 6) not far from NEPTUNE which MARS will pass on June 13 (every 2 years) – so MARS is the apex of the T-square.

 

So much mutability in the chart / energy field these days (‘Flexibel’ scores 24 of 37 in the chart – see top box in the middle under the disk) – suggesting maximum flexibility and adaptability without getting scattered, fragmented, and overwhelmed.
Yes, it’s about balancing Head (GEM) and Heart (SAG), and being light-hearted and open to dialogue and learning.

The ‘New VENUS’ is in the picture too (soon – from June 12 on – rising as the ‘Morning Star’ again). Now, we’re clearer again where we’ve given energy away to orienting ourselves too much to others, in old relational ways (projecting of light & shadow, comparing, competing…). Back to Self Love and our own values.
What does Self Love say? is literally the VENUS / SUN in GEMINI energy.

 

Ultimate mutability is PISCES:
MARS in PI – meeting with NEPTUNE on June 13 (which has been building up in June) – let’s relax, adapt, surrender, be unattached, ‘roll with things’ – surf what-IS and let go what’s not conducive…
Let’s inquire (GEM) spiritually (PI)
, as in: “Is this true? What shows up here? What is bigger and deeper and freer than this…?”
Let’s tune into the Heart Path (SAG) / where our YES is, and allow the Universe and all Beings to send us messages (GEM), bless us and fulfill our Heart & Soul Wishes.
Even if we don’t think we like strawberries & roses…

 
URANUS is the only Planet in a fixed sign
apart from SATURN in AQ – on its way back to CAP though, and out of the square with URANUS where Freedom feels extra restricted and ‘held down’.
URANUS in TAURUS (until 2026!) – is hardly fixed, since it actually breaks up habits and attachments, and old Taurean status quo’s – Freedom from the Known!

This ‘Singleton’ Planet URANUS can be quite an important catalyst: Being radically awake and present in our Earth Body and its senses here-now is an important clue to freedom.
What does your body spontaneously call you to shift? 
I just changed the place and body position from which I’m writing (now legs up, fresh air), and voila, feeling more awake and inspired.

Feeling ready to compose the Astro~News for the whole phase from the Eclipse Full Moon in SAG – GEM to the Summer Solstice CANCER New Moon on June 20 / 21 – an Annular (‘Corona’!) Solar ‘Seed’ Eclipse.

It’ll come your way via email if you’re subscribed (which you can do on my FB Page – left side panel).

 

Many Blessings for the ecliptic Strawberry & Roses Full Moon and beyond!
Melanie

 

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MERCURY in CANCER for a Looong Time (May 28 – Aug 4) incl. Retro (June 17 – July 12) – Memories & Reflections, Inner Landscape of the Mind…

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Dear Astro~News Blog Reader,

The Moon Rules Cancer – painting by Johfra Bosschart

Have you been in a mode of, or need for communicating from a caring, nurturing, heartful, compassionate, gentle place, with and on behalf of the family, tribe, children, the human family, and the family of all sentient Beings?
And literally:
Have you talked to your Tribe? And to ‘others’ as if they were in your Tribe – because we ultimately are one Human Tribe!

MERCURY is now (since May 28) in CANCER where it’ll go retro on June 17 – until July 12, and roll out its post-retro journey through CANCER until Aug 4 – that’s 10 weeks altogether!
The ‘usual’ for MERCURY (between retros) to be in a sign is 3 weeks.

Looks like Humanity needs to come back to a dialogue of kindness.

During its Cancerian walk through the Zodiac, MERCURY will ‘see’ a lot to report on, and give us a lot to process mentally-emotionally, as brought out by:

  • Five(!) New Moons & Full Moons, three(!) of them Eclipses while MERCURY is in CANCER – ruled by the MOON.
  • MERCURY retro initiates the Summer / Fall 2020 Super Retro ‘season’ (up to 5 Planets at a time will be retro, 4 already are)
  • MERCURY in CANCER is super relevant for the U.S. with their CANCER VENUS / JUPITER, SUN, and: MERCURY retro.

Please find all of this cosmic mercurial Weather & the Medicine for it in this article, incl: The timeline for MERCURY in CANCER and its transit activations from other Planetary Players – and suggestions to be with them consciously.

I’ll post a separate article specifically for MERCURY Retro in CANCER.
Stay tuned.

 

But first – let’s reflect and acknowledge:

What a ‘Wild New World’ this late Winter & Spring, esp. after the early ARIES New Moon with CHIRON & LILITH, on March 24!
We’re in a hugely Transformational Year – obviously, given what’s going on in the World, and mirrored astrologically:


SATURN / PLUTO came together end of CAP on Jan 12 for the 1st time since the early 80’s –
All about Authority & Power / intensified authority, re: priority(?) and protection(?)
(SATURN), in the context of managing time & resources responsibly (CAP).
PLUTO points to the shadow, and to what’s hidden yet omnipresent. Since then it’s been an intense
(PLUTO) scenario esp. re: government and its traditional top-down / elite leadership / control (SATURN in CAP) in crisis.
JUPITER, this year also in CAP, joined into the combo and met PLUTO on Apr 4 for the 1st time – again on June 29, and Nov 12. With JUPITER in the picture, everything is magnified and amplified to be seen / understood / revealed.

The ‘Titans’ SATURN – JUPITER – PLUTO together (all year – extremely rare!) remind me of a big tanker / Titanic facing an iceberg.
End of Apr / mid-May they all turned from direct (forward course from Earth perspective) to retro – a huge Tanker U-turn.

We need to look at & integrate what we learn from history (CAP rules time & history), from old persistent patterns, and from simple yet effective (CAP) and powerful (PLUTO) principles (SATURN) that apply time and time again,  e.g. the laws of power & control (SATURN – PLUTO), the causes & effects of fear (SATURN), etc.

In this retro ‘window’ until Sept / Oct, we need to go inward to find Soul Power (PLUTO), Guidance (JUPITER) and Authority / Responsibility (SATURN) within.

SATURN went in the meantime for a ‘trial phase’ (March 21 – July 1) into AQ:

WE are the People.
ALL of us matter – equally.
We all breathe the same AIR.

Time for Social & Societal Responsibility in an Interdependent World.

And for collaboration of leading with our Best (CAP) – while having done & doing shadow work (PLUTO / SATURN).
SATURN is now retro, as mentioned, and will re-enter CAP on July 1 – for last ‘unfinished business’ until Dec 16 when it finally enters AQ, followed by JUPITER on Dec 19.

At the end of the year – on Winter Solstice exactly! – will be the union of JUPITER & SATURN aka Great Conjunction which happens every 20 years (the last one was on May 28, 2000 in TAU) – on the 1st degree of AQ.
This year marks the ending of a Taurean socio-political-economic cycle that has been about consumerism-hedonism, ownership, territorialism, conservative values & governments, big business, yet also about the growing / urgent need to protect and steward Mother Earth & Nature.
The new cycle starts from the AQ cusp & vantage point of sharing & collaboration, of systems & innovation, visionary & future oriented – very different than TAURUS with its notion of owning & preserving.
And to make sure we ‘get the point’, URANUS, the ruler of AQ is now in TAU (2019 – 2026) – showing up as disruptions in economy yet also the notion for emBodying Freedom (cuz…. there are shadow expressions of AQ, as in: technocracy / isolation…).

 

Yep, a lot on our minds and in discussions, with all this bigger / deeper / socio-cultural backdrop….
And MERCURY has been in GEMINI since May 11, and gone into square with NEPTUNE on May 22 – sounds a bit like information / media overwhelm? Also good for questioning / inquiring (GEM) what’s behind the veil / camouflage / hypnosis / hysteria (NEPTUNE).
What has your experience been?

 

Noticing a shift in the mental landscape since mid-last week?

On May 28, MERCURY moved into CANCER!

The whole last week, MERCURY has been close to the Lunar North Node (which is also shifting, from CAN to GEM, on June 5).

Quite the cosmic Lunar Node-Gemini-Mercury-Cancer dance…
Lots of mental-emotional stimulation / triggering – offering us the opportunity if not necessity to be extra mindful.

One name that came to me for the GEM – CAN cusp that MERCURY moved over and where the Lunar Node shifts this week too is the ‘MIND / Rapport Point’.
Why?
Once I attended a Buddhist talk where I learned for Buddhists the intellectual mind and the emotions are in one continuum of ‘Mind’.
Makes perfect sense to me, since thoughts evoke emotions and emotions have their voices, and lead to thoughts… A lot going on in this realm these days, and Astrology reflects this.

I call GEM – CAN also the Rapport Point since to built rapport we need to have a mental and emotional connection, getting each other mentally, and sharing from a loving, nurturing, compassionate place.
Let’s make a point of being in good rapport with the world and the ‘others’ – not just, but maybe esp. reminded of – these days.
Which means to put ourselves in their shoes – how might they feel?

And the cusp can be also called the ‘Nesting Point’ as the GEMINI buzz turns into homecoming and belonging.
One of the Sabian Symbols for MERCURY’s retro stations will even be about Nests… in an interesting context.

So here we go: Winged Messenger entered the Cancerian Waters!

 

MERCURY in CANCER (May 28 – Aug 4, incl. Retro Phase June 17 – July 12)
Memories & Reflections, Inner Landscape of the Mind…

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Crab Perspective… and Family Time…

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

MERCURY in CAN brings back memories (well, for better or worse…) and reflections, and is rather inward-backward oriented (obviously, even more so when retro).
This mercurial energy can be well channeled into communicating from a caring, nurturing, compassionate, gentle place, with and on behalf of the family, tribe, children, the human family, and the family of all sentient Beings
.

Talk to your Tribe! And talk to ‘others’ as if they were in your Tribe – because we ultimately are. Everybody belongs.

The shadow / downside of MERCURY in CANCER is an emotional ‘overlay’ of information processing, and lack of objectivity. Information is filtered through feelings which can be a moody / fluctuating.
CANCER is ruled by the MOON and ebb & tides, and that may sound  like: “Today it seems like this, but who knows how I read / hear it tomorrow, and what it’ll reminds me of”.

CANCER’s got the best memory of them all which is where the mind (MERCURY) can be pulled into now, for better (“Bring on the stories and throwbacks!”) or worse (these ghosts from the past have a life of their own, and in hindsight it can be nostalgic or…haunting). To be processed via MERCURY retro….
And hey, crying is totally ok, may be triggered in various ways, and can be a good release, in our overly mental world.

 

MERCURY is this time in CANCER super long – for almost 10(!) weeks altogether – a substantial window to look into the inner landscape, and ask:
How does this and that information, what I read or hear (and how I hear it) make me feel? 
Where do these feelings originate in me?
A good time to (re)cultivate compassion, gentleness, kindness. We never know what’s going on in others (like, when they say “I’m fine…”).

Water signs are sensitive & instinctive – we can learn a lot from that gift now – and could use more of that in our world.

Dreams can be enhanced now too (of course even more so this week = before / round the PLE Full Moon on June 5, and before / round the PLE on July 4 / 5, and the Full Moon in AQ – LEO on Aug 3). Bringing their symbols and messages from our own subconscious or even from the collective ‘field’ to our consciousness can be very powerful.

Which reminds me of one of Carl G. Jung’s famous work Memories, Dreams, and Reflections.
The Swiss psychologist C.G.J. * July 26, 1875, was born under a LEO SUN / URANUS (ruler of his AQ Rising – a brilliant man indeed!), and VENUS / MERCURY in CAN. “I can understand myself only in the light of inner happenings.” – very apropos his MERCURY in CAN.

 

MERCURY in CANCER (Ruled by the MOON) during FIVE New Moons & Full Moons, 3 of them Eclipses 

Penumbral / Partial Lunar Eclipse

Yes, it’s Eclipse Season (twice a year). 

JUNE 5
Full Moon / PLE in SAG – GEM 

JUNE 20 / 21 
Summer Solstice New Moon / Annular Solar Eclipse at 1º CANCER

JULY 4 / 5
Full Moon / PLE in CAP / CAN

JULY 20
‘Blue’ New Moon end of CANCER

AUG 3
Full Moon in AQ – LEO

A phase of heightened emotions, this end of Spring to mid-Summer, lots of epic ecliptic release of the ‘old & told’ esp. on the SAG – CAP cusp, the ‘Integrity Point’. Well, Integrity IS the question, and what’s not in alignment with it needs to be questioned with common sense (GEM), to come to light (SAG).
Eclipses are ‘light switches’ and bring the shadow to light.

How do we feel about it all? asks MERCURY in CANCER.

 

MERCURY journeys through CANCER (incl Retro) during early Retro Season

Up to 5 Planets will be simultaneously Retro this late Spring to Fall!

During MERCURY’s crab walk through CANCER (May 28 – Aug 4), one step forward, two steps back (or mostly back during retro, June 17 – July 12), other Planets go retro too.

In the already present and upcoming turnaround & retro courses, we’re called to go backwards / inwards, to REsolve and RElease, esp. when it comes to old low vibrational and unconscious, perhaps karmically ‘inherited’ patterns, to process those, and evolve from within, when it comes to these Planetary Archetypes and their themes:

 

MERCURY in CANCER (retro June 17 – July 12)
Caring Communication from the inside-out
Meeting & shifting old mental patterns that revolve around unmet needs, and feelings that have been sitting in the subconscious.
Self compassion, gentleness, and Inner Child processes help resolve the themes – with loving care.
The MERCURial Messenger helps us find and share our feelings around the other ‘Inner Players’ too:

 

VENUS in GEMINI (retro May 12 – June 24)
Self Love & self valuing from within attracts.
Old patterns in relationships and attractions of life situations may be projected onto others, with a tone of polarity / duality.
Alchemizing the polarities, and finding Self Love & our intrinsic values is the way forward.

 

JUPITER in CAP (retro May 14 – Sept 12)
Inner guidance, understanding, and moral compass

Old philosophy / belief based on fear, control, obedience, or on uber-doing the duty / doing things the hard way shows up now big time.
Coming back to Natural Laws, integrity, and working with seasons and in a timely way can be so much more successful & fulfilling.

 

SATURN in AQ / CAP (retro May 10 – Sept 28)
Standing in our Authority, prioritizing what matters most, and bringing our Best to society & humanity

Old REpetitive patterns, karma, blocks and obstacles, through being stuck in (self) judgment, taking too much on, carrying too much, being the scape goat / scape goating other beings / circumstances.
Let’s rather take responsibility for what’s ours and get the good work done – together. 

 

CHIRON in ARIES (retro July 11, until Dec 15)
The ‘wound’ carries the Inner Medicine

Old stressful survival mode wounds show up in this time of uncertainty. We heal when we show up authentically and step into the New.

 

NEPTUNE in PISCES (retro June 22 – Nov 28)
Connectedness & Oneness

Old overwhelm, confusion, delusions, addictions, feeling victimized, and ways of ‘checking out’ and giving up.
Re-lief and release through dropping into Unity Consciousness, in the Unified Field.

 

PLUTO in CAP (retro Apr 25 – Oct 4)
Empowered by and for Evolution

Experiencing old (outer and inner) powers that oppress and abuse, and old control patterns.
Accessing inner Soul Power that cannot be destroyed and always comes back and helps us transform & evolve.

 

Same as over the last years, the Retro Energy is concentrated in the Summer, yet this year is also a VENUS retro year (every 18 months) and a MARS retro year (every 2 years). The Retro ‘Culmination’ is June – Oct. 
A perfect time to go inward and re-trieve from within what might have been ‘given away’. 

 

MERCURY in CANCER and the U.S.A. – We the People!


The United States are such a CANCERian country: VENUS / JUPITER, SUN, and… MERCURY retro – opposing PLUTO retro in late CAP.
Here’s the ‘birth chart’ of the U.S., based on the signature of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 at 5:10 pm EST.

 

This MERCURY & MERCURY retro is super relevant for the U.S., since:

 

  • MERCURY starts its retro trip at 14º46′ CAN, just 1 1/2 degrees off the U.S. SUN (13º19 CAN), and stations / hovers over the U.S. SUN from June 11 – 25.

 

  • MERCURY goes retro back to 5º30′ CAN – super close to the U.S. JUPITER / VENUS conjunction at 3º06′ / 5º56′ CAN, i.o.w., it ‘hovers’ over the U.S. JUPITER July 9 – 16.
    Check out the Sabian Symbols for the two station degrees, in relation to the U.S. and of course as it’s relevant for all of us, esp. if we have CANCER placements.

 

  • The upcoming SAG – GEM Full MOON / PLE on June 5 is right on the U.S. AC – DC (with URANUS / MARS) Axis, and on Trump’s natal Lunar Eclipse (June 14, 1946 – chart not shown here).
    Freedom of Speech (Uranus / Mars in GEM), to voice one’s Truth and understanding (SAG) is critical for all of us, and very much up for the U.S. / an essential constitutional right / guarantee.
    Also related to…

 

  • The U.S. are now entering their 1st PLUTO Return in history (a 248-year cycle). The U.S. PLUTO at 27º33′ CAP will ‘technically’ come full circle in 2021 / 22.
    This year PLUTO already got up to 25º CAP end of April, and is super charged by JUPITER in CAP, and SATURN passed it on Jan 12.

    So effectively, this year is the beginning of the U.S. PLUTO Return:
    So much shadow coming out now (JUPITER / PLUTO) when it comes to government (CAP) and its effect on Society, i.e. the People (AQ).
    The American Revolution was a breaking away from the control via the British Empire / Governance (a very CAP ‘thing’).
    Now we’re reaching a massive crisis point of the American Empire as we know / knew it – and all it has represented & modeled (CAP). Transform or die, says PLUTO – the evolutionary change agent. What can it transform into?
    The essential constitutional principles (PLUTO in CAP) are certainly not ‘dead’ and need to be re-instituted, for a regeneration from within. Integrity is at stake.
    Globally, governments and businesses / corporations, set up as hierarchical / pyramidal authority / resource managing structures (CAP) have demonstrated lots of CAP shadow – irresponsibility, lack of leadership in integrity, waste of time, energy, resources, abuse and exploitation of people, living beings, and of the Earth rather than respectful guardianship.
    People around the world are waking up to the realization that government doesn’t always have citizens’ best interest in mind. Let alone corporations in that regard for whom profit maximization is the primary purpose.

    This year is the ending of the current 20-year socio-political-economic cycle
    that started with the JUPITER-SATURN conjunction in TAU in 2000.
    Another indicator showing the consumer capitalist (TAU) model at the expense of the Earth has run its course.

    The next 20-year cycle starts at Winter Solstice 2020 on the 1st degree of AQ where it’s about contribution / collaboration / sharing vs owning / controlling / ruling, and freedom & equality in society (or any ‘system’ for that matter).

 

  • What does MERCURY have to do with the U.S. PLUTO Return in CAP?
    Well, on the ‘other side of the equation’ (opposite PLUTO in CAP) is CANCER where it’s about We the People – also confirmed by the U.S. MOON in AQ. It is the people who co-build a country, a society, and the Human Family, and the Government (CAP) needs to be there for the people, not to control the people, in the ‘free and democratic’ World.
    MERCURY (incl retro) in CANCER brings back the Voice of the People and of the Human Family.
    And the Eclipses support this, with the South Node now moving from CAP to SAG where it’s about Integrity – what’s out of Integrity, and based on old stories, agendas, and beliefs (SAG) is not supported / needs to go.
    The North Node moving from CANCER to GEM (ruled by MERCURY) gives energy to voices of the People – and of science, to common sense, questioning the narrative, and to a new conversation.

 

  • Lastly (for now – an on-going evolution), there will be a Partial Lunar Release / Ending Eclipse on Independence Day (July 4  / 5), with the MOON in CAP, with JUPITER / PLUTO / SATURN, on the heels of the 2nd JUPITER / PLUTO conj. 2020 (lots of shadow / power themes / big revelation / big transformation) and the South Node on the Integrity Point, while the North Node in late GEM is close to MERCURY retro & the SUN in CANCER.
    Well, again: WE the People!

 

 

Sabian Symbols for MERCURY’s Stationing Degrees

Looking at the powerful relevance for the U.S., and since this MERCURY retro seems to be also a voice for the Eclipses…
I felt called to get more input from the ‘symbolic landscape’ and bring in the oracular images of the Sabian Symbols of the two degrees where MERCURY starts and ends its retro journey in CANCER.

On June 17, MERCURY retro starts at 14º46′ CANCER – which, in the centre of CANCER, has a SCORPIO undertone.
On July 12, MERCURY retro ends at 5º30′ CANCER – which, at the beginning of CANCER, has a CANCER undertone.
With the Sabian Symbols, it’s recommended to go to the next degree symbol (unless the minutes are very close to the previous).

 

MERCURY Retro Starting Point

Royal State Banquet 2011 QE II for President Obama

“CANCER 15°:
IN A SUMPTUOUS DINING HALL GUESTS RELAX AFTER PARTAKING OF A HUGE BANQUET.

Well, on a M-r note (of other related, and possibly at least as significant information that ‘just showed up while searching for suitable images):
Check out this page about lavish and totally over the top Royal esp. Coronation(!) Banquets.

KEYNOTE: The need that exists at an early stage of human growth to materialize the concept of fulfillment.

This may be considered a curious symbolic scene following the preceding, for it pictures a scene of fulfillment – consciously or unconsciously – only in terms reminiscent of the Mohammedan picture of paradise, a place filled with all the good things earthly life provided, only more sparsely. It may also be that the symbol is a reference to the fact that what in European countries is seen rather broadly and spiritually as ‘plenitude of being’ is usually related in the United States to the idea of ‘plenty’. We are hypnotized today by the ideal of physical abundance. Perhaps physical abundance is less mind-haunting than deprivation, and there may at times be a need to ‘turn to superficial things for self-strengthening’. This is the via negativa (negative way) already mentioned. Through satiety a person learns to appreciate and desire asceticism; after months of boredom the modern teenager in an ultramodern ‘progressive’ school is often ready to accept disciplined work.

This is the last of the five symbols in the twenty-first sequence. It ends this part of the quest for individuality and the process of ‘decision’ – making on a note which indicates a phase of only temporary fulfillment. The darkness in the northeast may have been too much for the consciousness at this stage of the great cycle. The mind yearns to translate what it has seen in purely physical terms. This is perhaps the keynote of American life: the MATERIALIZATION OF THE SPIRITUAL.”

 

Well, hey?! What an extreme / perfect metaphor and example of materializing and exploiting the human notion for exaltation and connection with supreme consciousness, by enthroning monarchs and worshiping celebrities and super stars with their extravagant & irresponsible, wasteful and abusive lifestyle.
However, the CAP top-down pyramid / Old Empire is expiring.
The old model of society in the rolling out waves of the PISCES Age has been conveyed & promoted by PISCean mass media: Mass consciousness and vicarious ‘spirituality’ and exaltation, via giving power and crown to Royalty and the Church who’re colluding with government via rulership over the people / ‘subjects’.

If it hasn’t dawned on people already, it’s coming more and more to awareness.
MERCURY retro in CANCER asks: “How do you feel about it?” and “Does this – really? – fulfill your needs?”.
It doesn’t fit the AQ Age Ideal of Equality, Sharing, Co-creating that we’re stepping into – a no-brainer.

 

When it comes to coronation / crown / corona (I refer to the Solar Eclipse Corona here…) the Crown Chakra / Cosmic Consciousness has nothing to do with kings and queens and super stars. Everyone has the birth right to access it, and may shine their heart & crown light.

 

Then, literally, the phenomenon of spiritual materialism also fits that Sabian Symbol message – and it supports the capitalist model. Here’s a good article about it which has a lot to do with cultural / personal shadow and ego hijacking spirit, and how to catch it.

More generally speaking / alluded to in the interpretation, of the Sabian Symbol, the ‘good life’ / idea of abundance and horn of plenty can in our materialistic world easily misplace the emphasis on physical riches rather than on all encompassing plenitude (which doesn’t have a price tag on it and can’t be monetized).

May we recognize those things more than ever now, under MERCURY retro.

 

MERCURY Retro End Point

Pheasant Nest with Chicks

“CANCER 6°: GAME BIRDS FEATHERING THEIR NESTS. 

KEYNOTE: An instinctual dedication of self to new forms of life.

The original symbol (which was subsequently altered) spoke here of “game birds”; thus we deal with spiritual forces (birds) placed within a social context. As in the symbol for Cancer 1° we see here the beginning of a process; action is definitely oriented toward the future. A new wave of life is starting and a concrete – and no longer symbolical – preparation is made for it. At a social level – we can speak of the pioneering efforts dedicated to the building of a new culture, new institutions.

This is the first stage of the twentieth five-fold sequence. It reveals a preparation for rebirth, and a significant note is sounded by the mention of game birds. What is being built is instinctively – but not yet consciously – offered to a higher level of consciousness. The young-to-be are potential sacrifices to feed human beings. Just as tribal men sacrificed virgins to satisfy the gods. Already the meaning of the second half of the cycle (the first degree of Libra, for instance) is implied, just as the entire social process is implied in the formalism of the marriage ceremony. An appropriate key would be SYMBIOSIS, i.e. a deep unconscious cooperation between different levels of existence, the “animal” level producing lives for the sake of the “human.”

 

Hmmm, with all due respect, I find the interpreter (Dane Rudhyar, eminent astrologer and author of An Astrological Mandala – the interpretation of the Sabian Symbols – published in 1973 – which the quote and the other Sabian Symbols quotes are from) emphasizes overly on Game Birds as sacrifices (a PISCES Age theme) which leaves a somewhat confusing impression: Are the game birds as ‘lower life forms’ being sacrificed to humans – maybe symbolically cooked up for the Royal banquet even? That would be a cynical ‘full circle’ if taken literally.

My sense is the emphasis is rather on the instinctual nest building of birds (GEM / CANCER) and preparation for rebirth on higher levels of consciousness. Which also ties beautifully into the Summer Solstice ‘Nesting Point’ Seed Eclipse of June 20 / 21.


On a related note
(we’re in GEMINI season), here’s a fascinating NYT article about nests: Why Birds are the World’s Best Engineers – what a capacity by natural design / instinct!

The game birds are free to fly / transcend human experience yet can be attacked by hunters – lower levels of consciousness who aim to kill / hijack freedom, in order to satisfy their fancy. 
The hunting ‘game’ with the birds can be symbolic for an extrinsic one (prostituting one’s freedom for say: status / belonging, and… you name it) or an intrinsic ‘game’ by killing one’s freedom as one’s inside job (say: because of fear and other hindrances).

The language (MERCURY retro) is key too – since the ‘game’ is deadly for the birds.
What a human arrogance / cynicism to call hunt ‘game’!

Bottom line: Let’s be the nest feathering free birds, preparing for Rebirth in the Human Family, and Family with all Sentient Beings, and for Coming Home (CANCER) in a spiritual way – and beware those hunters.

And good to know – the JUPITER – SATURN alignment at Winter Solstice at freedom loving 0º AQ sets the tone for Co-building of a new Culture & Society.

 

Now, let’s see…

…which other Planetary Archetypes the Mercurial Messenger meets, during its Journey through Homeward Bound CANCER (May 28 – Aug 4), what kind of ‘Weather’ results, and what Messages are conveyed

 

Super-charged MERCURY in CANCER weeks to come, esp. in June / July (THREE Eclipses, VENUS stat. / out of retro, NEPTUNE stationary – retro, MARS into ARIES, SATURN out of AQ)

MERCURY in CAN triggers almost all planetary Archetypes and their patterns with one another, some even twice (MARS, SATURN) or 3 times (URANUS, CHIRON), chronologically in this sequence:
SATURN (1), URANUS (1), CHIRON (1), MOON (1), URANUS (2), SUN – ‘New Mercury’, CHIRON (2), MARS (1), MOON (2), CHIRON (3), URANUS (3), MARS (2), LILITH, JUPITER, NEPTUNE, PLUTO, SATURN (2)
Those Archetypes of the present Zeitgeist are being reflected in our emotional field, and communicated back ‘out’ again, with MERCURY.

 

MAY 28
MERCURY entered CANCER.
Building Rapport. Offering nurturing messages from / for the ‘Inner Landscape’.
Talk with your Tribe, and create a Tribe atmosphere, and notice who IS in your Tribe.
Memories & Reflections, Inner Landscape of the Mind…

 

MAY 29
MERCURY on the CAN cusp in quincunx with SATURN retro on the AQ cusp
How do We the People feel about what’s going on in the System / in Society?!
And personally: How do ‘rules’ or control in a group makes us feel? Time to voice it.

 

JUNE 2
MERCURY went into pre-retro shadow (passed 5º30′ CANCER which it’ll go back to by July 12 when it ends its retro journey).
Noticing ‘foreshadowing’ themes of what might come up during M-r (re: home, belonging, needs, feelings, and big time: for the U.S.)?

 

JUNE 5 – Day of the SAG – GEM Full Moon / PLE
MERCURY in sextile with URANUS in TAU (1st of 3 contacts), and in square with CHIRON in AR (1st of 3 contacts)

Follow natural instinct that leads you to the flow of life, to messages of the body and grounded intuition. Show up, and speak in authentic, maybe raw and vulnerable ways that touch the Heart.

 

MERCURY Retro in the Starters

JUNE 9
MERCURY enters (already!) its stationary pre-retro ‘storm’ period (moves super slowly and starts to go into the ‘U-Turn’ – exact on June 17).

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

 

JUNE 17
MERCURY goes retro from 14º46′ CAN (SCO undertone) – until July 12.
RE-flect and RE-visit memories. RE-connect from the Heart where the mind has been in the way. Family and Belongingness matter.
We are a Human Family. What does that mean to you – in THIS?
What needs to be processed?  What are deeper feelings you might have buried that need to be seen and voiced now?

 

JUNE 20 – The SUN enters CANCER, with a New Moon / Annular Solar Eclipse – Summer Solstice!
Light on Warmth, Compassion and Kindness
A New Beginning for the Human Family.

 

JUNE 22 – also the day of NEPTUNE turning retro
The post-NEW MOON (Summer Solstice ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse on June 20 / 21) in mid-CANCER meets MERCURY.
Coming out of duality and polarity starts with a kind word – consider: How do / might they feel?

 

JUNE 30
MERCURY retro in sextile with URANUS in TAU (2nd of 3 contacts), and meets the SUN – New MERCURY!
Point of ‘Enlightening Insight’
– very Promethean as even URANUS / the Prometheus Archetype is involved.
What are breakthrough insights you have?
How do you think / inform yourself / speak / write differently now?
What do your bodily senses say?

 

JULY 1
MERCURY retro squares stationary CHIRON (going retro July 11) in ARIES (2nd of 3 contacts)
What’s the voice of your early wounds? How do you show up for yourself? 
What’s the message of the First People and of other Warriors to the Tribe and to the Human Family?

 

JULY 8
MERCURY retro squares MARS in ARIES (1st of 2 contacts)
Watch angry thoughts and the sharp tongue, and don’t let them get the better of you.  No need to let them out on others. Feelings can get easily hurt on a day like this. Tomorrow you might already feel and think differently about it all.
The energy is well channeled into passionately co-advocating FOR something, and bravely tracing the origin of your feelings, thoughts, anger, and passion.

 

JULY 12
MERCURY goes direct again, at 5º30′ CANCER (with CANCER undertone)
Home is where the Heart is – give it a Voice!
Prepare the Nest for Higher Consciousness.

 

JULY 18
The Dark-before-NEW MOON in CANCER (NM on July 20) meets stationary MERCURY
Feeling deeply into what this phase has shown.

 

JULY 20 – Day of the ‘Blue’ CANCER NEW MOON
MERCURY goes out of the post-retro stationary ‘storm’ (starts to go faster)
Integration of the internal adjustment time – back into the ‘real world’, with a regenerated sense of self.

 

JULY 21
MERCURY post-retro squares stationary / retro (since July 11) CHIRON in ARIES (3rd of 3 contacts)
What does loving care say to (outer and inner) Survivors and Warriors?

 

JULY 22
MERCURY post-retro in sextile with URANUS in TAU (3rd of 3 contacts)
Tune into instinct and bodily senses – what’s liberating about this?

 

JULY 27
MERCURY leaves the post-retro shadow (passes 14º46′ CANCER where it’ll start its retro journey on June 17) and squares MARS in ARIES (2nd of 2 contacts)
After all this mental-emotional process, how can we meet anger and aggression and channel it into / respond to it with compassionate yet determined action?!

 

JULY 30
MERCURY opposes JUPITER retro in CAP and goes into Water Trine with NEPTUNE retro
When feeling the polarity between loving care and ueber control / managing, best to go into meditation and perhaps mediation, speak with true Elders and tune into traditions.
We’re all One, and need to be safe and sustained.

 

JULY 31
MERCURY squares LILITH in ARIES
Instinctual Voice of the Wild and Unconditioned YOU

 

AUG 1 – 3
MERCURY opposes PLUTO retro and SATURN retro in CAP
Facing ‘old world’ authorities with cold, rigid, heavy, righteous, separative agendas (incl. their inner one)? Don’t take the blame / don’t take things on that aren’t yours.
What matters in the long run, and at ‘the end of the day’? Can you let go of the rest?
What would the Inner Authority / Inner Elder, and the bigger picture / a wider outlook on the situation say – with a compassionate heart?
Speaking on behalf of our human family, in the face of where the world seems to go:
How can this lifestyle be sustainable, for the next Seven (or less?) Generations to come?
Also, a good time to reconnect and communicate with Family and Ancestors, alive or in other realms, Spirit Ancestors, as well as the Inner Spirit Elder. 

 

AUG 3
MERCURY enters LEO – until  Aug 19 (only, since it’s moving faster now)
Speaking from a heart- and soulful place, and in the LEO name of Living Life Lovingly!

 

 

Carried in Oceanic Immersion – Photo by Melanie

Where is CANCER in your Birth Chart?

That’s where MERCURY lingers for 10 weeks, and loops retro, to bring Loving Kindness, Care, and Compassion back into your Consciousness.

 

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.

 


I heard / read somewhere recently the term:
Soft Front – Strong Back…
Now that’s very CANCERian with CAP support – a gentle, caring, compassionate approach to the world while upholding our Integrity that protects & guards us and is there for others.

Blessings for a gentle & mindful, caring & compassionate phase of MERCURY in CANCER (incl. its retro journey)!

Melanie

 

Stay tuned for my special MERCURY Retro (June 17 – July 12) blog post with special seasonal tips – coming soon to this channel.

 

© 2020 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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