VENUS in VIRGO (Aug 21 – Sept 14) – Self Alignment is Beautiful

19 Aug

Cosmic Greetings, dear Astro~News Reader!

 

Virgo and Mercury, Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

VENUS will cross over the ‘Sphinx Point’ of Self (LEO) Awareness (VIRGO) on AUG 21.
Self Awareness, loving and knowing ourselves, and being in alignment with the Cosmic Self
(as the image above illustrates so beautifully) is the prerequisite of helping others finding their light – true service.

If your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets / Nodes are in VIRGO they’re a magnet under VENUS in VIRGO and can attract more easily than otherwise – incl. attracting service and practice – which VIRGO loves.

Under VENUS in VIRGO, our loving qualities can be well channeled into the work we’re here to do. 
Yet good to remember for self critical VIRGO to not wait until we’re perfect, and not to sabotage the work that’s needed by considering it as ‘not good enough’.
That’s where Self Awareness comes in – Know Thyself and do what’s good for you.
I.o.w., what helps when these conditioned voices come up is to bring ourselves back into alignment, perhaps through a health / wellness / spiritual practice, like meditation, Yoga, Qi Gong, walking in Nature.
Anything that can turn into a healthy routine, bringing us back into ourselves. Self sufficient VIRGO loves that.

Crystal (mainly clear Quartz) activated Voyager Tarot card II – Priestess – Crystal Activation and Photo by Melanie

VENUS and the MOON in VIRGO (aligned on Aug 30) are also associated with Priestess energy.
An initiation into the Sacred Feminine is in the making – via the Super-VIRGO New MOON on AUG 30, with SUN, MOON, MERCURY, VENUS, and MARS!
Loving this Voyager Tarot representation (image to the left).

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

Good to remember, and to open up and let the Love IN – as NEPTUNE in PI would offer.
VENUS will go into opposition / relationship with LILITH and NEPTUNE retro on Sept 1 – 4 – to make sure the balance of healthy discernment / alignment and openness & easy flow is in place.

 

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

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

 

AUG 21
VENUS enters VIRGO.
Self Alignment is Beautiful.

 

AUG 24 – 26
VENUS conjunct MARS (in VIRGO since Aug 16) on Aug 24, quincunx CHIRON retro in AR on Aug 25, and trine URANUS retro in TAU on Aug 26.
This beautiful Earth Trine of VENUS / MARS – URANUS  brings stability to what could have shown up before as unsettling, with URANUS in
(VENUS ruled) TAURUS, squared by VENUS (early Aug) & by MARS (early July) while they were both in LEO.
Good to be in loving Self Alignment while setting ourselves free from sticky attachments and ‘ownership’.

 

AUG 30
The NEW MOON in VIRGO joins VENUS (and MARS too).
Beauty to behold and engage with (yet never own).

 

SEPT 1 / 2
VENUS in VIR trine SATURN retro in CAP, and opp. LILITH in PISCES (Sept 1), and square JUPITER in SAG (Sept 2).
Good to be in loving Self Alignment and commitment to integrity, while not playing ‘small’ and ‘managerial’ but trusting the abundance of Life and being attuned to our Cosmic ‘wild’ Nature. 

 

SEPT 4 – 6
VENUS opp. NEPTUNE retro in PI.
Let the Love in!
VENUS trine PLUTO retro in CAP.
Naturally empowered and grounded in the Core of your Being – Love.

 

SEPT 13 – Day of the PISCES – VIRGO Full MOON / Harvest Moon.
And: Day of the Sacred Feminine – Friday the 13th!
MERCURY in VIRGO meets VENUS, the day before both enter LIBRA – ruled by VENUS.
Speaking from Love, clearly and in integrity – beauty shines through this.

 

SEPT 14
VENUS goes into LIBRA (until Oct 8)
VENUS being presently the ‘Evening Star’ and also in LIBRA is very peace & harmony, beauty & aesthetics oriented.
It also shows us about our relational ‘bias’ (comparing ourselves / designing ourselves for others / making our life and our choices overly about others).
What does true Balance say?

 

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

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

 

1st House:
Showing up aware (don’t be too self-critical!) and self contained attracts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Check out these Astro Experiences & Creations during VENUS in VIRGO – helping you with Alignment & cosmic-human Wellness: 

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Strength in Self Alignment & Service – MARS in VIRGO (Aug 17 – Oct 3)

15 Aug

Howzit going, with the Roaring Summer?

Has MARS in LEO heated up your Life, ignited your Passion and Confidence, and added Ooomph?
Here’s in review the recent / current Martian Summer Weather since July 1.


Now comes a Martian shift, from fiery LEO to earthy VIRGO, helping us to ‘harvest’ and practically ‘apply’ the super charged heat of the SUMMER!

MARS has been travelling close to the SUN since July, culminating with both in hot LEO end of July to mid-August, and MERCURY & VENUS also joining the Royal Entourage.
What a HOT Summer, energetically and literally… 

VIRGO initiates us into healthy practice and alignment with our cosmic assignment.
MARS will be in VIRGO from Aug 16 until Oct 2 –
To put Love & Confidence into Competence & Service. To actively discern, and even assert, what works for us and what doesn’t, and to work diligently on what we’re passionate about.

STRENGTH, and working with what we LOVE, are key assignments / alignments for the LEO – VIRGO cusp.

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Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card IX Strength – Crystal activation & Photo by Melanie

What is real Strength?

Here is an excerpt of the Voyager Tarot book for XI Strength:

“As Leo the Lion, symbolic of rulership, Strength represents the law of self-dominion. Strength is the free and controlled total expression of your being.

As symbolized by the headrest Shu – Egyptian god of the air who brought order out of chaos – maintain dominion over your mind.

The pool of fiery water symbolizes your emotional control. The hand on the Lion’s face represents dominion over your physical and animal lusts and appetites. The Parthenon is a symbol of your mastery over your worldly life.

Your supportive, non-possessive hands represent the freedom of expression you give to your attributes. Like the singing bird and blossoming flower, don’t be afraid to declare yourself and show your colours. Have the courage of the Lion to be yourself.

Like the half-human, half-animal face, you can put on many masks. Be versatile, a player of many roles. As the fragile but strong egg and butterfly, express yourself in the yin and yang. Strength is living in full accord with the undiluted multiplicity of your spirit.”

 

MARS, once fully in VIRGO, and activated with the VIRGO New MOON on AUG 30, calls us to give energy to healthy & helpful activities, to engage in health / wellness related activism, and to do what’s in alignment with our own wholeness and wellness.
After all, only when we’re well can we help others.
And it’s also a good energy to develop useful and helpful modalities and techniques – incl. skills to deal with conflict.

 

Let’s check out the 

Cosmic Contacts of MARS in VIRGO with other Planets –

…to work optimally with these Energy Combos a la VIRGO.
They show up in three phases:


AUG 24 – 28

MARS freshly in VIRGO is met by VENUS (Aug 24), goes into quincunx with CHIRON retro in ARIES (Aug 25) and into Earth Trine with URANUS retro in TAU (Aug 28).
Doing what you love and what’s in alignment / integrity for you might require asserting this ‘new YOU’ bravely to the world. Very healing and liberating. Allow your body and its sensations to be your ally in this, and embody Freedom.

 

AUG 30 – SEPT 3
The New Moon in VIRGO on Aug 30 comes with MARS. The SUN & MERCURY meet and pass MARS on Sept 2 / 3.
Planting the seed for the New You, in wellness and conscious alignment with what works for you. Communicating passionately about what serves you and how you want to serve.

 

SEPT 8 – 19
The core phase of MARS in VIRGO, when it goes into alignments with several slower moving Planets:
Into Earth Trine with SATURN retro / stat in CAP (Sept 8), into square with JUPITER in SAG (Sept 12), and into opposition with NEPTUNE retro in in PISCES (Sept 13) while VENUS & MERCURY will both go out of VIRGO on Sept 14. Lastly, MARS goes into another Earth Trine with PLUTO retro in CAP on Sept 19.

Quite the initiation into what it means to be in solid integrity and have boundaries, while also in gratitude, abundance consciousness, and to surf the waves of Life. Know you can always retreat into your ‘Soul Cave’ and come out clearer as to what needs to be done.

 

OCT 3
MARS goes into LIBRA (until Nov 18).
Make sure you take care of your own inner balance first before negotiating / asserting fairness and balance with others and in the world.

 

Crafty & Beautifully Tiled Staircase in San Francisco

 

How does MARS in VIRGO affect you, and how can you work best with this energy?

VIRGO questions…

Your SUN, MOON or Planets in VIRGO get a boost of energy – to do what you’re here to do!

And for all of us, wherever VIRGO is in our birth chart this is the area of life to get into gears and get the job done.

1st house:
How you show up.
Work out & work on your Wellness!

2nd house:
What you have and value –
Work on Your Business!

3rd house:
Your Environment –
Join the busy buzz in the City!

4th house:
Your Home –
Perfect time for Home improvement projects!

5th house:
Your Creativity –
How about learning new Skills?

6th house:
Your Work, Health, and Lifestyle –
A good time to establish healthy routines, and start physical exercises.

7th house:
Your significant Others –
Is your relationship healthy and functional? If not you gotta address it.

8th house:
Your deep Involvement and Transformations –
Do you have the desire to analyze what’s going on under the surface? Purging is healthy.

9th house:
Your Travels and Worldviews –
Travel for work and / or wellness!

10th house:
Your calling and purpose –
Service – and to make the World a better place.

11th house:
Your Community –
Collaboration is key.

12th house:
Your Oneness with ALL –
Nothing needs to be done / the business of Isness…
Allow for a change of vibration – from complicated into ease.

 

Fractal Flower

 

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Wishing you a well-aligned productive time with MARS in VIRGO!

 

Check out these Astro Experiences & Creations during the initial phase of MARS in VIRGO – helping you with Alignment & cosmic-human Wellness: 

 

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AQUARIUS – Super-LEO Full MOON (Aug 15) – Love & Liberté

14 Aug

Dear Cosmic Friends,

Are you feeling the AQ – LEO dynamic tension – maybe even dilemma of

Friends & Lovers / Loved Ones
Love for Humanity
Creativity & Co-Creation
Self & Society
Love & Freedom?

 

…all brought out compliments tomorrow’s AQ MOON – LEO SUN / VENUS aka AQ – LEO Full MOON.
As Full Moons do – choices are coming up, and really: the notion to bridge and ‘marry’ what seems polar opposite.
Crystal clear AQ Moon and bright hot LEO Summer Sun – what a pair…!
To bless us with Love & Clarity that leads to, or rather: IS Freedom!

 

Well, this one’s SO strongly LEO emphasized, with VENUS just having met the SUN in LEO yesterday Aug 13, plus there’s a whole entourage around the VENUS ‘ SUN Goddess’ – incl. MERCURY in early LEO, MARS on the ‘Sphinx Point’ at the end of LEO, and also SIRIUS (just risen again on 08/08) with the North Node in mid-CANCER and came out strongly at the Eclipses of July.
Big Solar spotlight there – reflected on the Moonlight – plus AQ is rather a witness / observer.

Angel of Revelation – Painting by William Blake

It’s been a super charged, ‘electric’ build-up time for this FULL MOON, due to the URANUS (Ruler of AQ) turnaround on Aug 11, and MERCURY in LEO about to square URANUS on Aug 16 (see chart).
URANUS brings breakthroughs and liberation, and the Full MOON in AQ can be a ‘transmitter’.

 

All about Liberation, with URANUS / AQ.

Freedom FROM the low vibrational expressions of the LEO – AQ energies

  • LEO Drama & Dominance
  • AQ Isolation and Alienation

And Freedom FOR…

  • Authentic Self Expression. Shining Our Light (LEO)
  • Living Life Lovingly and Creatively (LEO)
  • Connecting with Like-Spirited and Like-Hearted Friends and Community (AQ)
  • Co-Creating in Freedom, and with Synergistic Innovation (AQ)

Reminds me of the spiritual teacher J. Krishnamurti who was born with AQ AC – looked up his birth chart with his late AQ where tonight’s FULL MOON will be! We could use his ‘Freedom from the Known’ teaching – on so many levels. Last year I was with a friend on a personal retreat in the beautiful K-Ctre outside of Victoria. We picked ‘randomly’ some videos to watch, and in one of them Krishnamurti talks about ‘Freedom that has no opposite’ – since as long as there is an opposite (even freedom from… or freedom for) it’s not ultimate Freedom.
A liberating paradigm shift. Back to the ‘hub of the wheel’.

Same goes for Love – only Love without opposite is real Love.

 

Late AQ is in your chart shows the area of life where Lunar Liberation and Co-Creation is ‘full & ripe’ now:

1st House:
How You show up –

BE Liberated!

2nd House:
What you have and value –

Own Your Freedom!

3rd House:
Your Environment –

Co-Create in the City, and with ‘Relatives’ in Humanity!

4th House:
Your Home & Origin –

A Place for Friends!

5th House:
Your Creativity –

You’re a Free-spirited Innovator!

6th House:
Your Work, Health, and Lifestyle –

Cooperation is the Future!

7th House:
Your significant Others –

Liberated Partnerships, and: Is Your Partner Your Friend?!

8th House:
Your deep Involvement and Transformations –

From Loneliness and Distance to Sharing in Humanity?

9th House:
Your Travels and Worldviews –

Meet Like-Spirited Friends in the World – maybe as you Travel or Study?!

10th House: Your calling and Purpose –
Freedom.

11th House:
Your Community –

True Friends and Co-Creators.

12th House:
Your Oneness with ALL –

Always FREE…

 

And AQ – LEO reminds me also of one of my all time favourite quotes:
“We are All Stars in the Constellation of Love!”

 

 

The FULL MOON Map – a Fuller Picture…

Voila – the ‘birth chart’ for the exact FULL MOON tomorrow Aug 15 at 5:29 am PDT, viewed from Victoria BC:

SO much FIRE in the energy field!

Mainly via LEO but also via CHIRON in ARIES (until 2026) – awakening Authenticity Medicine, and via JUPITER in SAG (until Dec 2) – having just turned from retro to direct on Aug 11 – igniting our YES for the Journey of the Heart that elevates our vibration and is a clear YES.


And YES – LEO Rules!

With the message to live from Love, and from radiant Heart energy.
What ignites your Heart?

Cosmic Mother Goddess – Artist unknown

At the Full Moon time, just before Sunrise, LEO is even the Rising Sign, so the LEO SUN rules the chart, and is in the 1st House with VENUS – A Rising SoUlar Goddess – while the AQ MOON is setting in the West.

Reminds me of the fact that the warm and life giving Sun has ‘female gender’ in German – Die Sonne, while the Moon has a ‘male gender’ attributed – Der Mond.
While in the Romance languages The Moon is of course female – La Lune, La Luna while the Sun is male – Le Soleil / El Sol, Il Sole – as Solar energy has been attributed to the Yang-Masculine, and Lunar to the Yin-Feminine – with the Moon cycle being tied to the menstrual cycle – which seems to make more sense – or could be simply conditioned?!

With the AQ – LEO Full MOON dyna-mix – how about experimenting (so URANIAN) with reversing &integrating the polarity, esp, since the Solar (VENUS – SUN) Goddess is rising at the time of the Full Moon?!
Freedom is beyond opposites!

 

SO much fixed energy these days

SUN / MOON / Planets  mostly in fixed signs TAU – LEO – SCO – AQ.
Things can get a bit / a lot! stuck and locked.
Watch for compulsive / controlling behaviour,and instead channel the energy into Love and Passion. The crystal clear AQ Moon helps us find our Love (again?).

 

Sphinx on the Giza Plateau – Photo by Melanie, Epic Egypt Journey Nov 2010…

MARS being initiated by the Sphinx

The Warrior is now at the end of LEO on the ‘Sphinx Point’ – and up for a grounding Initiation as ‘he’ enters VIRGO on Aug 17.

Full fruition of LEO passion and strength –
To be harvested, ‘tamed’, and applied into the VIRGO gifts of skillfulness, awareness & helpfulness.
MARS in VIRGO loves to make things work – cosmic handyman energy.
How’s that for you?

Do those themes show up in the area of life related to your astrological house with LEO – VIRGO in it?

More about MARS in VIRGO (Aug 17 – Oct 2) in the freshly released Astro~News article.


In the ‘Earth department’ there’s of course still the SATURN retro – South Node – PLUTO retro, with the on-going theme

No Time for the Old Empire

SATURN retro in mid CAP travels slowly but surely next to the Lunar South Node (all Spring and Summer 2019).
This ‘smells’ so much like endings, closures, esp. of the shadow / low and heavy vibration of CAP:
Doing things the hard way, resisting and judging (others and self), wasting time and energy (on exactly that, or other rock-solid ineffective / damaging patterns), being the martyr and taking too much on, or a scapegoat, being stuck in pretend security that has a high price, being in guilt or scarcity mode… and getting drained by it all – you get the picture! 

Feels prob heavy even just reading…

This really is the year (the PSE New MOON in CAP next to SATURN on Jan 5 set the tone) to let the ‘Old Empire’ expire. Whatever your inner / outer ‘Old Empire’ is that had its time.
Good to check in with shadows / blind spots…
Find a way of honouring the Old for the purpose it has had, and give it a conscious farewell,  a ceremony perhaps even. And / or notice how symptoms of it / people and experiences that represent simply fall away. 

Energy is freed up for the CANCER-LEO creativity.

The Universe and Nature are infinitely creative.
A Goddess thing ❤

 

EmBodying Freedom

Our friend URANUS the Awakener, still newly in TAURUS – a cosmic focus in turnaround ‘station’ throughout August (went retro on Aug 11), a.k.a. the ‘higher octave’ of MERCURY – wakes up & shakes up MERCURY in early LEO this week, showing us that mental things can shift quickly, and what we ’loved’ and tried to hold on to yesterday is already passé today.
What remains – best way to be anyway – is to Live in the NOW – and to Live from and in LOVE, says LEO.
EmBodied Freedom.

 

I leave it with this now, thought you might appreciate an shorter Astro~News.

Quick tip:
AQUARIUS rules Crystals…
The AQ – LEO Full MOON is the purrrrfect time for a SoLunar Crystal Bath – under the Sunlight, and under the Full Moonlight! 💜

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

 

With SoLunar Blessings for LOVE & LIBERTÉ! ❤ 

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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2019 Summer Retro Window

13 Aug

The New MOON in LEO on July 31 / Aug 1 CAT-alyzed a Retro Window of 5 – 6 Planets (until Sept 18 / Oct 2 when SATURN & PLUTO go direct again)! 
Not quite like the RETRO Record Summer 2018 with Seven Planets Retro.

But still – also this Summer 2019, with 5 – 6 Planets simultaneously retro we’re been called to go backwards / inwards, to REsolve and RElease, esp. when it comes to old low and unconscious perhaps karmically ‘inherited’ vibrations of… 

Brief RE-view – since it’s out of post-retro ‘storm’ now:
MERCURY in LEO / CANCER (retro July 7 – 31):
Old mental patterns that revolve around oneself, perhaps in dramatic- narcissistic ways. Going in circles, regressing into previous stages of life, living in our memories.

JUPITER in mid SAG (retro since Apr 10 – just turned direct on Aug 11):
Old stories and beliefs that shape our philosophy and outlook on life.

SATURN in mid CAP (retro Apr 29 – Sept 18):
Old REpetitive patterns, karma, blocks and obstacles, being stuck in (self) judgment, taking too much on, carrying too much, being the scapegoat.

CHIRON in early AR (retro July 8 – Dec 12):
Old stressful early life wounds / survival mode wounds.

URANUS in early TAU (just went retro Aug 11 – Jan 10, 2020):
Old attachments and sticky habits that prevent us from embodying our true freedom.

NEPTUNE in mid PI (retro June 21 – Nov 27):
Old overwhelm, confusion, delusions, addictions, feeling victimized, and ways of ‘checking out’ and giving up.

PLUTO in later CAP (retro Apr 24 – Oct 2):
Old (outer and inner) control patterns, old oppressive and abusive powers that prevent us from being in our true Power.

 

12 Olympians – which direction are the Planetary Gods & Goddesses going?

 

.…and find through re-visiting and re-leasing from the ‘inside-out’ more conscious vibrations. as in:

MERCURY in CANCER / LEO:
Being compassionate and caring with ourselves, maybe even going back to our Baby self and the messages s/he received, giving her / him extra care, and showing her / him how loved and welcome s/he is, helps us to express and show ourselves lovingly, passionately, creatively, and heart-fully.

JUPITER in mid SAG:
Finding the Truth about our Gratitude for Life, our Belief in Ourselves, and Walking the Path of Love.

SATURN in mid CAP:
Standing in our Authority & Values, prioritizing what matters most, lightening the load, and working with our Best.

CHIRON in early AR:
The ‘wound’ carries the Medicine. When we experience ourselves as standing alone facing the collective it also brings out the Medicine of being Authentic.

URANUS in early TAU:
Being free from attachments (to habits, stuff, location) leads to emBodying Freedom in so many ways…

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

PLUTO in later CAP:
Empowered by and for Evolution.

 

Wishing you well in the Retro Summer 2019!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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MERCURY in LEO (Aug 11 – 29): Speak from the Heart, Roar if Needed, and Show Yourself.

13 Aug

Yayyy – MERCURY came out of the Cancerian mental-emotional labyrinth that’s been on since early June – and also the main scene of the seasonal MERCURY retro phase throughout July – with a brief early LEO intermezzo.

Hopefully we’ve reflected and processed how we feel about these things – and maybe it would have been premature to put that into words… but it’s now.
MERCURY is also coming out of the last one of the post-retro phases – the ‘shadow’, on Aug 15 – the day of the Full Moon. Green light to communicate clearly, and be seen & heard.


With MERCURY in LEO we know what we want, and let the world know.
The ‘only’ (yet potentially glaringly obvious) thing is that the Messenger Archetype is considered ‘in fall’ in LEO – while ‘exalted’ in the polar opposite vibration of AQ. I.o.w., the mind ‘on LEO’ can get quite self absorbed – the world revolves around ME as a mental state, vs. in AQ, it can be more detached, interested in ‘the system’, group consciousness / humanity rather than the Self, and be innovative, even revolutionary.

Disclaimer: I’m talking generically about the Astro Weather here, not about particular people with MERCURY in LEO – since it’s always a unique blend of personality ‘ingredients’ that we carry, plus: we’re called to go to the centre of it all where we’re not identified with / attached to the expression.


But hey – now it’s time to be creative, show & shine…
Everything LEO (Love, Passion, Creativity, yet also the Inner Drama Queen / King and Narcissist) is brought to mind and wants to be communicated.
Best avenue / higher vibe of LEO: Be the Artist and Heart-ist!

 

 

Since MERCURY in LEO goes out of the post-retro shadow on the day of the Full Moon in AQ – LEO…
How about directing our energy to connecting from the Heart before / instead of roaring or making it all about ourselves…. and ‘randomly’ make Heart connections with ‘random’ people around us, not ‘just’ your sweethearts but even anonymously / in encounters with humanity.

But hey, why do we / they crave attention? 
Maybe ‘simply’ to be seen and loved.

YES, communicating from being loving of and proud of ourselves is totally in accord with MERCURY in LEO. 
Give yourself the Love you might miss from others, and tell yourself a new Love Story.

What do you LOVE about yourself?
What do you LOVE about LIFE?
How can you Live Life Lovingly?

And what would LOVE say?
Maybe….

MERCURY in LEO starts with a ROAR (and perhaps up-roar) on AUG 15 / 16, as MERCURY squares URANUS (freshly retro) in early TAU, and trines CHIRON retro in early ARIES!
Which could evoke some unexpected thoughts, and / maybe therapeutically cathartic verbal expressions round freedom from attachments. With CHIRON now retro (since July 8) in ARIES the Medicine is in authenticity – which of course can be vulnerable and raw. But a chance to show others who you really are, behind the veneer.

AUG 15 is also the day of the AQ – LEO FULL MOON (stay tuned for Astro~News specifically for this FM!) – where MERCURY joins the multiple-LEO Party – opposite the AQ MOON (watching the show? being the observer?).
So we’re in another ‘non boring’ and maybe quite dramatic phase (toned down by Planets presently retro).
Rather than going into mental-verbal and of course: dramatic ego mode
(which might be a temptation), can you find the Loving Place in your Heart from which to speak and act, towards yourself and with others?
What are your desires, when it comes to friendship and community?
What would you like to tell Humanity?

“Share your smile with a stranger, and be excellent with each other”, is what our LEO SUN Yoga teacher likes to say at the end of the class.

 

Summer Vibrancy – Photo by Melanie Aug 2019


Next week, AUG 21 – 24, MERCURY will have 4 dates
(3 of them ‘awkward quincunxes that call for integration of what seems ‘strange’) with slower moving Astro Archetypes – their themes really needs to get our loving attention.
The winged Heart Messenger communicates to them in different ways:

It starts on AUG 21, with both a quincunx (exactly 5 signs apart) to SATURN retro in CAP which it rules, and a Fire Trine to JUPITER freshly direct in its own sign SAG. Both JUPITER & SATURN come out very ‘purely’ this year, since they are in their most natural respective Zodiac vibration.
So, here is the chance to address from the Heart what might be challenging (SATURN) – presenting itself as blocks & obstacles, old patterns & conditioning, fear & guilt, heavy energy that’s weighing on us – only to acknowledge it for its purpose, yet be done with it ruling our life – step by step towards the light. 
What does healthy Self Love say to those voices, and that ‘reality’?
And how does understanding of the Truth (JUPITER) give us perspective, space from the tightness of SATURN, new motivation, direction, trust in the abundance and gratitude for the goodness of Life?

On AUG 22, MERCURY goes into another quincunx,  to NEPTUNE retro in PISCES.
Here’s a dynamic between standing out and being seen with / from the Heart, and purrrhaps being passive, anonymous, and in mass consciousness. Or, reconciling these two energies, by being open, receptive, and in the faith & flow – inviting Life to ignite our passion. It  can dissolve the old – you might ‘even’ bathe in Love and release what you’re not anymore – with Love.

Then, in closure of the Planetary Dances for MERCURY in LEO comes another quincunx, with PLUTO retro in CAP, on AUG 24.
Unmasking outer AND inner power structures and their manipulation, through creativity and  passionate Heart communication – and creating transformation from within. Taking the mind out of the ‘time machine’, and into creativity mode. Bringing natural Power back.

 

More about the upcoming AQ – LEO Full Moon on AUG 15 very soon!
Until & beyond then:
Smile (authentically) more often, and practice Heart Language, Cosmic Strangers & Friends!

 

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Aug 11 is a Big Shift Day for JUPITER & URANUS – all about FREEDOM!

11 Aug

Noteworthy, and I’m sure you’re noticing:
Two Planetary Players changed directions on the same day, today AUG 11!

Plus, MERCURY goes into LEO, also today Aug 11 (until Aug 29).
Stay tuned for a special art-tickle!

JUPITER in mid SAG (retro since Apr 10) went direct again on Aug 11.
URANUS in early TAU went retro (Aug 11 until Jan 10, 2020).


Sooo, August is a stationary month for both JUPITER & URANUS
– giving both Archetypes extra attention as they’re in ‘U-turn’ mode, and hence moving slowly. 
If you got any Astro features in early TAU / mid SAG you can’t miss it.
Both JUPITER & URANUS have to do with Freedom – a big theme this month.


For JUPITER in SAG (until Dec 2) that means:

  • Freedom to move, grow, see the World, and see things the way you do.
    Goes with perspective and understanding while generously live & let live.
  • Dropping the low & old vibrations of JUPITER = ‘Truth’ turning into Judgment & Righteousness.
  • After many inner Journeys to understand Life and see the bigger picture, maybe also Journeys to ‘old happy places’, under JUPITER retro since April 10 it’s time now to move forward-onward-upward, and elevate to ‘higher ground’ on all levels, with JUPITER in SAG going direct.
  • What’s possible and calling?
  • Where do trust & adventure, generosity & freedom come in?

Maverick Planet Uranus (NASA)

For URANUS in TAURUS that looks like:

  • Liberation from sticky attachments.
  • Awakening from ‘fake’ security, and into your true Self.
  • EmBodying Freedom.
  • Maybe even (as J. Krishnamurti put it): 
    Freedom that has no opposite(!)

Over the last 7 months of URANUS going direct / forward, we had lots of liberating paradigm shifts that set us free – maybe ‘involuntarily’ / surprisingly / shockingly so.
Now, under URANUS retro (until Jan 10, 2020) it’s time to integrate the experiences, and find unconditional Freedom within.

 

Both Planetary Archetypes are about Freedom & Liberation –
Wishing us all a truly liberated Time, and maybe some breakthrough gifts along the way!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.
August is Client Appreciation Month in my practice – substantial discounts, esp. if you’ve been my client for years. But even newbies get 11% off!

 

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Super-LEO New Moon (July 31) with VENUS & MARS – Igniting Creative Passion & Power – with Love.

30 Jul

Dear Cosmic Friend,

Leo-nasadh

Artist of this amaaaazing piece unfortunately unknown (to me – I’m sure s/he’s well known!)

Can you feel HER coming?
Rather in a blaaah mode?
Or straight-out moody?

The LEO New MOON is just 1-2 days off – on JULY 31 / AUG 1 (depending on your time zone).
A very FIERY one!

Even though the gentle dark CANCER MOON now & up to July 31 in the morning, opposing SATURN & PLUTO in CAP and connecting with MERCURY on its last retro day today July 30 doesn’t make it appear so…

Now it’s Time for self-care, to feel into and release what’s preventing us from radiating Love Heart-fully as in LEO!

 

And then – LEO galore:
SUN, MOON, VENUS, and MARS all in Fiery Feline mode.

* How’s your creative FIRE and Love for Life these days?

* Do you Live the Life you Love?
The CAT does, unapologetically.

* Do you Love yourSELF fully?

* Do you stand in the Light of your SoUlar Being?
Show Time – of the Radiant Heart!

…Central questions for LEO – the Zodiac energy of central Summer!

The upcoming very FIERY LEO New Moon (surrounded by VENUS & MARS both now also in LEO) is planting Seeds of Love & Creative Potency into our cosmic-human Beingness.

If we choose to invoke, welcome, and nurture it, supported by the MOON in CANCER now, and by the nodal energy and MERCURY turning direct in late CANCER on the New MOON day!

This is the chance to start fresh, from heart-full Self Love!
And to let loving Creativity from the core of our Being take over!

You gotta love the Sabian Symbol that goes with the New Moon degree!

 

What’s Special about the Super-LEO NEW MOON on July 31 / Aug 1?

A LOT!

 

  • LEO IS special! 😉

 

  • It’s the 2nd New Moon of July – the 1st one was on July 2 – a Total Solar Eclipse.
    Some call that phenomenon ‘Black Moon’ (parallel to ‘Blue Moon’ as the 2nd Full Moon in a month) which I find misleading, since it can be confused with the Dark Moon phase before each New Moon. And every New Moon is actually a ‘Black Moon’ since the MOON is invisible next to the SUN.
    By the way, there’s no astrological significance to the fact that July has two New Moons – since Astrology goes by cosmic cycles, not by human made calendars. 
    Except – that’s special and a tad dramatic – as in: LEO. 🙂

 

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with the cardinal Turning Points of the Equinoxes and Solstices, and the fixed ‘Gates of Power’: Beltane, LAMMAS, Samhain / Halloween, and Imbolc.

  • The New MOON comes just before Lammas / Lughnassadh – the Summer mid-season Harvest Festival in the Celtic Calendar, celebrated on Aug. 2Leading over to 08 / 08 mid-LEO / mid-Summer ‘Gate of Power’ where energy concentrates and emanates:
    The LEO Power to LOVE. ❤

 

  • Blue Star SIRIUS

    The LEO New MOON is – like its ‘Sister MOON’ – the New MOON / TSE in CANCER on July 2 related to SIRIUS!
    The TSE in CANCER was (very unusual!) next to SIRIUS – an Initiation into Liberation!

    The LEO New MOON on JULY 31 / Aug 1 heralds the Rising of SIRIUS the ‘Dog Star’ (brightest star in the Dog constellation Canis Major, and in the night sky!).
    SIRIUS will rise again before the SUN – the ‘Heliacal Rising’ (Helios = SUN in Greek)! on 08 / 08! We’re in SIRIUS Season…

    If you’re intrigued by that, and feel connected to SIRIUS (as I am) here’s the little seasonal SIRIUS Rising article – REbirth of the Spiritual SUN for you.

 

  • Creative SOLar Fire is being channeled via the LEO New MOON. A SoLunar conception  of creative, heartful, playful LEO expression.
    LEO is even (of course!) ruled by the SUN – Life Force, Creativity, Pure Light & Consciousness.
    As with every New Moon, a seed is planted ‘in the dark’, and we can’t see it sprout yet until… it does. 🙂 Yet something stirs within… 
    The SEED of LOVE, nurtured when we live lovingly.
    LOVE is the force in the Universe that creates – and fuels our human creativity.
    Love is Creative Alchemy.

 

Hermes / Mercury, with winged helmet, sandals, and Caduceus / serpent staff of the healer (“Like heals Like”)

  • Speaking of Alchemy –
    MERCURY the Alchemist & Cosmic Messenger presently in CANCER
    (the Zodiac vibe closely related to the MOON) goes out of retro on the day of the New MOON!
    Doesn’t happen very often (statistically once every 29th M-r = about once every 10 years)!


    Being attuned to the cosmic MERCURial field suggests:
    * Coming gradually out of our crab shell, and integrating the Memories (wow, this one brought a whole flood od memories…!), REflections, INsights, and Messages from within that we received during the retro phase (practically throughout July) into the here-now.* Discerning temporary mercurial / mental-emotional ‘weather and how we really feel about things.* Consciously & lovingly communicating (the gift of MERCURY having met the SUN and VENUS) what has come up (maybe what hasn’t been said before) and is important now.

    The LEO New MOON ‘dramatically’ marks the Mercurial turnaround, giving it special attention, plus the North Node in CANCER is also close to MERCURY (see chart below) – pointing out how important it is to care, and honour our true feelings.Since this M-r turnaround comes right with the New MOON, I took a look at the Sabian Symbol of the turnaround degree at almost exactly 24° CANCER.
    See below what that reveals and how the oracle guides us!

 

12 Olympians – which direction are the Gods & Goddesses going?

 

  • The New MOON in LEO CAT-alyzes a Retro Window of 5 – 6 Planets (until Sept 18 / Oct 2 when SATURN & PLUTO go direct again)!
    Not quite like the RETRO Record Summer 2018 with Seven Planets Retro.

    But still – also this Summer 2019 (July until Sept), with 5 – 6 Planets simultaneously retro (6 until MERCURY is out of retro on Aug 1) we’re been called to go backwards / inwards, to REsolve and RElease, esp. when it comes to old low and unconscious perhaps karmically ‘inherited’ vibrations of…
    MERCURY in LEO / CANCER (retro July 7 – 31):
    Old mental patterns that revolve around oneself, perhaps in dramatic- narcissistic ways. Going in circles, regressing into previous stages of life, living in our memories.
    JUPITER in mid SAG (retro Apr 10 – Aug 11):
    Old stories and beliefs that shape our philosophy and outlook on life.SATURN in mid CAP (retro Apr 29 – Sept 18):
    Old REpetitive patterns, karma, blocks and obstacles, being stuck in (self) judgment, taking too much on, carrying too much, being the scapegoat.CHIRON in early AR (retro July 8 – Dec 12):
    Old stressful early life wounds / survival mode wounds.URANUS in early TAU (going retro Aug 11 – Jan 10, 2020):
    Old attachments and sticky habits that prevent us from embodying our true freedom.NEPTUNE in mid PI (retro June 21 – Nov 27):
    Old overwhelm, confusion, delusions, addictions, feeling victimized, and ways of ‘checking out’ and giving up.PLUTO in later CAP (retro Apr 24 – Oct 2):
    Old (outer and inner) control patterns, old oppressive and abusive powers that prevent us from being in our true Power..…and find through re-visiting and re-leasing from the ‘inside-out’ more conscious vibrations. as in:

     

    MERCURY in CANCER / LEO:
    Being compassionate and caring with ourselves, maybe even going back to our Baby self and the messages s/he received, giving her / him extra care, and showing her / him how loved and welcome s/he is, helps us to express and show ourselves lovingly, passionately, creatively, and heart-fully.

    JUPITER in mid SAG:
    Finding the Truth about our Gratitude for Life, our Belief in Ourselves, and Walking the Path of Love.

    SATURN in mid CAP:
    Standing in our Authority & Values, prioritizing what matters most, lightening the load, and working with our Best.

    CHIRON in early AR:
    The ‘wound’ carries the Medicine. When we experience ourselves as standing alone facing the collective it also brings out the Medicine of being Authentic.

    URANUS in early TAU:
    Being free from attachments (to habits, stuff, location) leads to emBodying Freedom in so many ways…

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

    PLUTO in later CAP:
    Empowered by and for Evolution.

 

The cosmic map of the Super-LEO New MOON below makes it so clear:
How strong LEO becomes, and how much fiery energy is showing up now!


Time to show our Colours, Ignite Creative Passion & Power, and Create from the Heart.

The SUN Rules LEO. Painting by Johfra Bosschart

YES! LEO rules the fiery Solar Plexus – just take a look at that glow-rious Solar Lion on the JB picture! – which is in Chakra Astrology related to MARS, as well as the Heart Chakra – related to VENUS, and the Crown Chakra – related to the SUN.

All of them, SUN, VENUS, and MARS are now in LEO, and all these 3 Chakras get lit up now!
Bright Summer sunlight clearly helps too 🙂

Let’s use that energy to go for what we’re truly passionate about, and where our Love is – in our Heart, not ‘just’ as an ego-want.
Nice practice to notice the difference…

LEO’s all-time motto:
LIVING LIFE LOVINGLY guides us!

The LEO New MOON catalyzes that energy – a seed is being planted.

The first ‘sprouting’ can be seen at the AQ – LEO FULL MOON on Aug 15.
What are we part of in co-creation these days, while  bringing your own passionate creativity to it???

 

Play Time!

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card Child of Worlds – Player

Let’s tune into, receive, and express that energy and SoLunar LEO Spirit from the Loving Heart –
SO much can be channeled into joyful creativity from there!

Are children around you? Play!
Or be as playful as children, in your ‘adult’ life!
This is the month that brings out the Inner Child most.
Great to be around animals too.
And to Free the Inner Artist!


Early to mid LEO is in your chart,
activated by the Super-LEO New MOON points to the area of life that invites you to be receptive (the MOON), and conscious (the SUN) around new authentic creativity and playful lovingness!

Maybe there are even Planets there?
Bring new life affirming & loving energy to those situations & inner Archetypes!

 

Voila, here is the cosmic map of the LEO New MOON!

…which will be exact at 8:12 pm PDT on July 31.

Uhhh, it’s got lots of FIRE in it.
The Element of Spirit rules – maybe even Spirit over Matter (Earth), definitely over Mind (zero Air). 

So let’s not overthink.

Let’s Show up Authentically – ARIES,
Live from Love – LEO,
and Trust the Journey – SAG!

 

The New MOON in LEO is surrounded by Love & Passion, compliments VENUS in early LEO and MARS in late LEO!
An extra cosmic boost to put yourself out, and show your Colours of the Heart!

Plus, both VENUS & MARS are quite active & activated now –
Beautiful celestial offerings and pointers!



VENUS goes into Healing Fire Trine with CHIRON retro in ARIES (exact Aug 1) and into Liberating  square with URANUS in TAU (exact on Aug 2). The energy has been building since VENUS entered LEO on July 27, and the New MOON brings it out.

AUG 1
VENUS in Fire Trine with CHIRON retro in ARIES
A New Love?
Being authentically & freshly present from the inside-out is healing (CHIRON retro in ARIES), and goes with being self-loving / life-loving, naturally brilliant and magnetic (VENUS in LEO)!

AUG 2
VENUS squares URANUS in TAU

No room for old sticky attachments.
Set yourself free, and love yourself. Set your Heart on Fire!

 

Roaring MARS in LEO is now the Apex of a Yod (two quincunxes pointing to MARS) – a ‘Find the Way’ aspect, a rare Finger of God / Celestial Pointer configuration.
The Yod window is exact from July 30 (quincunx to NEPTUNE) to Aug 4 (quincunx to PLUTO) – yet extends beyond that – esp. for you purrrsonally, if MARS in LEO activates points / Planets in your chart.

JULY 30

MARS in LEO in quincunx with NEPTUNE retro in PISCES
Know what You want, yet allow the Universe to arrange things for the Highest Good of All! BE in the ONE, maybe experienced as: Being in creative flow state, and fueled by creative passion.

AUG 4

MARS in LEO in quincunx with PLUTO retro in CAP
Let your personal will & passion and Higher Power work in unison.
Tap into true Strength. 

 

Finding the Way…

Voyager Tarot card VII – Chariot… Perfect for SAG / JUPITER and CANCER

Now is quite a phase of Quincunxses (those long green aspect lines)!

Besides the double-quincunx Yod to MARS (active end of July / early Aug) – see the MARS themes above…

There’s also the quincunx from JUPITER retro / stationary in mid SAG to the North Node in mid CANCER, active June until September.

Quincunx energy is about finding a way to connect & coordinate what seems ‘strange’ to each other and an ‘odd match’.
Now it’s about the two impulses to finding our Home / feeling safe and belonging (NN in CANCER) and being free to pursue Adventures, Journeys, and Opportunities (JUPITER in SAG).
Just heard from friends they found this purrfect motor home for their Journey together – niiice!
So yes, you CAN be both safe and on the Journey that calls you, both protective / protected while adventurous and out & about.

What helps in such situations is to ask the Universe / one’s Higher Self / God: How? Please show me the way!
And to allow the Universe to send you celestial pointers.
Happened for me almost continuously on my Epic Spring-into-Summer Journey in May / June, for which I’m so grateful!

 

The SUN & MOON in LEO go into quincunx with LILITH in PISCES – exact on AUG 1 / 2.
How does LEO & PISCES go together?
Maybe purrrfectly as in:
Showing of yourself without showing off, i.o.w., being surrendered, at ease, in the flow of Life, not taking anything purrrsonally, and at ease with just being YOU.
Like: Dance as if nobody watches…
The gloriously relaxed Charioteer on the card exemplifies that state too…

 

Aug 11 is a Big Shift Day

Noteworthy, and I’m sure you’re noticing:
Two Planetary Players change directions soon – on the same day, AUG 11!
Plus, MERCURY goes into LEO.


JUPITER in mid SAG (retro since Apr 10) goes direct again.
URANUS in early TAU goes retro (until Jan 10, 2020).

Sooo, Aug is a stationary month for both JUPITER & URANUS – giving both Archetypes extra attention as they’re in ‘U-turn’ mode, and hence moving slowly.
If you got any Astro features in early TAU / mid SAG you can’t miss it.
Both JUPITER & URANUS have to do with Freedom – a big theme this month.


* For JUPITER in SAG (until Dec 2) that means:

Freedom to move, grow, see the World, and see things the way you do.
Goes with perspective and understanding while generously live & let live.

After many inner Journeys to understand Life and see the bigger picture, maybe also Journeys to ‘old happy places’, under JUPITER retro since April 10….
…it’s time now to move forward-onward-upward, and elevate to ‘higher ground’ on all levels, with JUPITER in SAG going direct.

  • What’s possible and calling?
  • Where do trust & adventure, generosity & freedom come in?

 

Maverick Planet Uranus (NASA)

* For URANUS in TAU that looks like:

Liberation from sticky attachments,

Awakening from ‘fake’ security, and into your true Self.
EmBodying Freedom.

Maybe even (as J. Krishnamurti put it): Freedom that has no opposite.

Over the last 7 months of URANUS going direct / forward, we had lots of liberating paradigm shifts that set us free – maybe ‘involuntarily’ / surprisingly / shockingly so.
Now it’s time to integrate the experiences, and find unconditional Freedom within. 

 

 

 

No Time for the Old Empire

SATURN retro in mid CAP travels slowly but surely next to the Lunar South Node (all Spring and Summer 2019).

This ‘smells’ so much like endings, closures, esp. of the shadow / low and heavy vibration of CAP:
As in: Doing things the hard way, resisting and judging (others and self), wasting time and energy (on exactly that, or other rock-solid ineffective / damaging patterns), being the martyr and taking too much on, or a scapegoat, being stuck in pretend security that has a high price, being in guilt or scarcity mode… and getting drained by it all – you get the picture!

Feels prob heavy even just reading…

This really is the year (the PSE New MOON in CAP next to SATURN on Jan 5 set the tone) to let the ‘Old Empire’ expire.
Whatever your inner / outer ‘Old Empire’ is that had its time.
Good to check in with shadows / blind spots…
Find a way of honouring the Old for the purpose it has had, and give it a conscious farewell,  a ceremony perhaps even. And / or notice how symptoms of it / people and experiences that represent simply fall away. 

Energy is freed up for the CANCERian creativity.
The Universe and Nature are infinitely creative.
A Goddess thing ❤

How about for a change: Play first, work later.
Or better yet: Work playfully, and play purposefully.

MERCURY in turnaround mode close to the CANCER North Node has hopefully shown us that getting the mind as an advocate for ‘shoulds’ out of the way, and leading with playful joy raises the vibration, and connects in fun, magical, and creative ways.

 

And voila – as promised:

The Sabian Symbols for the New MOON and for MERCURY’s turnaround degrees

The New MOON will be at 8°36′ LEO.

LEO 9°:
GLASS BLOWERS SHAPE BEAUTIFUL VASES WITH THEIR CONTROLLED BREATHING.

Glass Art – free stock photo (Pixabay)

KEYNOTE: The need to involve one’s most spiritual and vital energies in the creative act if it is to produce significant and beautiful new forms.

The breath represents the power of the spirit, animator of all living manifestations. Because the glass blower uses his breath to shape the glass vessels, he is a fitting symbol of how deeply any creative individual has to involve his total being in his creation. He is also using the fire of the spirit — transpersonal inspiration — or, in another sense, the fire of deeply felt emotions. Any creative activity which does not involve both the “breath” and the “fire” cannot transform into beautiful artworks — or indeed into any new form of order — the raw materials, remains of the past (the “sand”).

This fourth stage of the twenty-sixth sequence symbolically shows us the technique required in true and successful transforming activity. It always implies CREATIVE INTENSITY.

Well, yes, Creative Intensity it is, with the LEO New MOON, next to VENUS, linked to healing CHIRON & liberating URANUS and MARS, linked to transcending NEPTUNE & transformational PLUTO.
If you feel genuinely passionate about something involve your total Being into the Creation – with the Fire of Spirit. Cosmic energies are SO supportive now.

When Spirit, Passion, and Power are with the Creation we’re on Fire, and the Creation has a Life of its own.
We’re born to co-create with the infinitely creative Universe!

 

MERCURY will turn from retro to direct at 24°01′ CAN.

CANCER 24°:
A WOMAN AND TWO MEN CASTAWAYS ON A SMALL ISLAND OF THE SOUTH SEAS.

Heart Island Tupai close to Bora Bora

KEYNOTE: The focalization of complex inner potentialities in harmonic and concrete relationships.

We are dealing here with a special phase of the process of integration. The woman and the two men represent the three-fold aspect of the human personality, particularly at this stage when one of these aspects — the emotional life (the woman) — is facing the possibility, if not the inevitability, of relating itself to both the spiritual and the mental. This confrontation occurs on a small island of the South Seas, and “south” always refers symbolically to the strong and passionate impulses of human nature. Somehow the three-fold consciousness has to develop a harmonious and well-integrated modus vivendi (a specific way of life). If successful, this will release powerful energies and will lead to the next symbolic scene.

We have reached the fourth stage of the twenty-third five-fold sequence. As is most often the case, we are introduced here to a specific technique — or at least to a problem of technique — in living. The three human beings should become integrated; but the form this integration will take seems left open. It has to be a concrete type of integration in terms of the emotional and biological drives of human nature (an island of the South Seas) and the field of integration is “small.” The key to the problem of relationship should be the realization of INTER-DEPENDENCE.

 

So interesting to find this symbol show up ‘synchronistically’ as a message for MERCURY retro-to-direct – since the integration of the emotional (CANCER), mental (MERCURY) and spiritual dimensions (the SUN which is now leading again, and MERCURY following – the effect of the M-r process) is also the point of the MERCURY retro process – which is often trivialized as ‘bad news’ (for our overly mentally identified world…).
M-r has again been an adjustment showing us that all levels indeed are interdependent, and that rationalizing emotions (which MERCURY can tend to when it meets the CANCERian world of feeling) needs to shift. Feelings need to be compassionately and safely seen and met by the Heart and by Consciousness (the SUN).
MERCURY can help us now communicate them, and let the world know in a kind way how we feel.

 

Wishing you a blessed and passionately inspired creative August,
Fueled by the LEO New MOON!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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