Archive | March, 2015

FIERY Grand Trine – March Finale

29 Mar

To be a Sufi, forget the past, put it all away;
Turn a brand new page, rescue your being from yesterday;
Become a child of the present age, of youth, of wisdom,
Never leave this bountiful moment, this eternal day.
~ Rumi


Sheep Babies


FIERY Grand Trine today, reaching over to tomorrow, with
– Sun / South Node Uranus in ARIES
– Moon / Jupiter in LEO (their monthly union is tonight just after midnight – look UP towards west!)
– Saturn retro in SAG (rising just after midnight)

FIRE Trine March Finale

Spirit (Fire) ‘over’ Matter (Earth)?
Spirit activating, shakti-vating Matter?!
Get going when Spirit calls.
Release the Rebel without a cause, and WARrior, as needed.
REwild yourself and become innocent and fresh again.
Be playful, create, and have FUN.
Experimentation (- no expectation).
Follow Intuition and Inner Gui-Dance!
Saturn loves you too! ūüôā

Happy Eclipse – O – to Equinox, a.k.a. EQUIPSE Day!

20 Mar

Happy Eclipse – O – to Equinox, a.k.a. EQUIPSE Day!

While the Moon already entered ARIES at 3:28 am PDT, an hour after eclipsing the Sun the Sun will enter ARIES = SPRING EQUINOX point at 3:45 pm PDT!

The END Shall Be the BEGINNING!

The Total Solar Eclipse at the very last degree of PI over the North Atlantic and Greenland The Total Solar Eclipse (traditionally interpreted as ‘Death of an old King’), together with Saturn now retrograde can get us ‘off the hook’ from experiencing our old hang-ups with authorities that seem to control mass consciousness (PI), and prevent us from ‘just being’ authentic and ‘ourselves’ (early AR).

* Could this have to do on a political level with allegiance to the NATO, and voices in European countries recently?

* Which other ‘old empires’, outer and inner, are about to ‘expire’?

Pure ARIES spirit wants us to be genuine, raw and¬†‘naked’, in the moment.

But we don’t need to be ‘selfish’ and aggressive in our ‘showing up’, or ‘doomed’ to be on our own, since ‘relationships are compromises’.
Being innocent and true to who we are is more like it.

Reminds me of the ‘Fool / Child’ card (0) in the Voyager Tarot deck, and the Osho quote:

“Happiness is when the burden has been dropped and the mirror is found again;
Your mirror can again reflect the trees and the sun and the sand and the sea and the stars.
When you have again become innocent, when you again have the eyes of a child ‚Äď in that clarity you are happy.‚ÄĚ

Osho, This Very Body the Buddha, Talk #1



* Where is the PI – AR ‘Birthing Point’ in your chart (houses / planets, Sun / Moon there)?
* How are you being initiated into fresh, new, awakened authenticity there?

Spring Equinox 2015!

It’s coming! Today March 20, 2015 at 3:45 pm PDT!


Spring Equinox (the day of equal daylight and night hours, from which day onward the days are getting longer than the nights, in the Northern hemisphere) is one of the sacred Corner Stones of the natural yearly cycle (with its two Equinoxes, and two Solstices).


Celtic Wheel of the Year: Ostara = Spring Equinox.

Easter (celebrated on the Sunday after the First Full Moon in Spring) was named after Ostara.


Happy Astrological New Year!

Happy Fall Equinox, dear friends in the Southern hemisphere!


Tomorrow March 21:

ARIES Spring Awakening –¬†Freedom From…. and For…

Jacob Lambs

Jacob Lambs climb / jump line-up Рphoto by Melanie

All these siblings were born on Feb 21, 2015 – the¬†2nd day of the Year of the Green Wood Sheep – and with Moon / Venus / Mars in Aries in their charts ūüôā


The New Moon in Aries will connect with Uranus on the first full day in Spring,¬†March 21¬†at 4:14 am PDT –¬†that’s the time I chose for the Spring Awakening chart:

AR Spring Awakening 2015

As you see in the chart, this also activates the square with Pluto in CAP.  Outgrow the loyalty to the old structure (that might hold you in check from within), and let the new YOU emerge.

And at 3:51 pm PDT the Aries Moon will reach Mars:
Be pro-active, an activator and activist! Green light to take authentic action steps.

March 21 will be a Super Aries day: Sun, New Moon, South Node, Uranus, and Mars.

Get going with something fresh and new – and as the emerged New SELF!


Wishing you a powerfully liberating and renewing early Spring 2015!

Free to BE!



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FREYA’s Day the 13th

13 Mar
FEB 13 – FRIDAY is one of the 3 Fridays the 13th in 2015, after February, and next one in November:
Did you know? It’s a Sacred Feminine Day.¬†
Friday is related to Venus – and her Norse equivalent Freya. FREYA’s DAY.
On a side note:
The 7 days of the week are named after Gods and Goddesses in the Greco-Roman and Norse Pantheon:
TYR’sday (Mardi, Martes)
THOR’sday (Jeudi, Jueves)
FREYA’sday (Vendredi, Viernes)
Hence, we are on VENUSday today.

The number 13 is often associated with the 13 New Moons per Solar year.
In 2012, the Mayan Calendar discussion came up on a broader scale. What do you think about a 13 Moon calendar? 
Big discussion re: Calendar here: 

Seems to me Catholics were a wee bit afraid of this double whammy feminine day (Venus and Moon related), and all sorts of other stories revolve around it, to the effect of a scary movie beliefs.

SATURN now in SAG, going RETRO tomorrow March 14 says: Let’s examine what’s an old story, collectively and personally. And maybe drop some of those, or put them into a museum only.¬†Synchronistically also, yesterday, and TODAY, Fri 13th, the MOON in SAG (our need for freedom and truth to be told) will be in GRAND FIRE TRINE (only burn with enthusiasm and in-spirited!) with

– URANUS and MARS in ARIES (exact yesterday eve): radical renewal – do something out of the ‘ordinary’, surprise yourself and others!
– JUPITER retro in LEO (also exact yesterday eve): Let your light shine, show up with heart!
– VENUS in ARIES – exact at 4:11 pm PDT!

Sacred Feminine. always REborn, vibrantly! ‚̧


Birth of Venus
Birth of Venus, by Botticelli, Uffici, Firenze

March 14: Happy Birthday, Victoria!

11 Mar

Victoria Coat of Arms

Victoria’s Coat of Arms (from 1962):

Two Angels ‘Colony’ & ‘Civilization’, British Crown, descending dove,¬†All-seeing ‘Eye of Providence’,¬†Semper liber – Always free,_British_Columbia

Victoria was founded (as a HBC Trading Post) under an almost-Full Virgo Moon, on March 14, 1843.

YES, ‘she’ is a Pisces Sun / almost-Full Virgo Moon Lady.

Here is her chart:


¬†… and¬†some ‘pointers’ if you are curious and intrigued:

  • Victoria’s Virgo AC / Moon and Pisces Sun in the 8th house: What you see is not what you get. Victoria indeed has ‘Secrets’.
  • Virgo Moon on the AC – Very Victorian appearance…. and: A City of / for? Women?
  • Outer presentation: Garden City – Growing ‘development’ City? – ReGreening City? Taurus on ‘her’ midheaven.
  • What’s with its multi-cultural origin? Mars in Sag hiding out in ‘her’ 4th house….
  • What’s true royalty? What’s the medicine of the heart? Chiron in Leo in ‘her’ 12th house.


Want to get a deeper sense of the energy of our fair city, astrologically?

Wondering about your astrological compatibility Victoria?

Come join our – traditional, yearly – Celebration & Personalized Exploration Workshop:


Happy Birthday, Victoria!

Astrology, the City, and YOU!

FRI March 13, 3:13 – 5:39 pm (booking up, 2 ‘tickets’ left)

$ 33 reg. / $ 27 low income.


Count-down for¬†Victoria’s 172nd birthday,¬†on Saturday¬†March 14, and for our astrological celebration / exploration!

I’m excited to bring yet a new group together in our yearly tradition.

We will explore¬†your ‚Äėcompatibility‚Äô with Victoria, whether and in what ways¬†Victoria is a ‘good match’ for you, to flirt with, as a home ground, and as a long-term ‚Äėliving relationship‚Äô.

If there is time and interest, we will also discuss Victoria’s present and upcoming astrological transit energies, to find out how the city’s evolution is being shaped, and what trends¬†are on the horizon.

Valentine Cherry-Up

So let’s celebrate Victoria’s cherry blossom birthday astrologically!


…and address¬†your connection with the city from a deeper and yet detached perspective:

  • What¬†are Victoria’s intrinsic archetypal vibes, according to ‘her’¬†chart?
  • What does Victoria mean to you, what’s your place here, and how can you be in¬†creative energy exchange with the city?
  • What are the opportunities, in general, and for the next while, in your ‘relationship’ with Victoria?
  • Where¬†are the blind spots, limitations, and challenges to work with, in your relating with¬†Victoria?
  • What’s going on for Victoria these months and years, and how can that affect you?

Victoria, features a lot of Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces,and Aries energies.

And the ever interesting ‘Sphinx Point’ AC and Moon¬†stands out:

  • Victoria is all about ‘Know Thyself’ – what does that mean?
  • What stands out as transits for Victoria?

Check out what the city is up to and in for, how that may affect you, and how you can best align with the evolution of it all.


Please bring your own chart if you have it. Otherwise, please give me your birth info (date, time, place), and I set it up for you.

You can also receive a Synastry and Composite charts with Victoria ($ 5 each) if you are savvy and want to look into those.


Private 1-on-1¬†‘Relationship Sessions’ to examine your dynamics with the City are

14% discounted for the rest of March:

90 min $ 124 instead of $ 144 reg.

2 hrs $ 143 instead of $ 166 reg.

Live in person for residents, or via Skype if you are abroad and feel connected to / have lived in Victoria.


And as a little ‘bonus’, here is the (very literally and figuratively apt)

Sabian Symbol for Victoria’s Sun at


Victoria Downtown

…you are here!…


Keynote: The need to consciously accept one’s own personal limitations in order to concentrate one’s energies and to live a centred and fulfilled life.

Every individualized person is a small island in the vast ocean of humankind. The ego fulfills a necessary function, as it sets boundaries and gives a specific character to the consciousness. Within these boundaries a complex interplay linking and integrating the various aspects of the personal life can operate constructively. In time, these ego-boundaries can not only expand, but can become a zone of intense interchange between the inner and the outer, between the individual and the community, between man and the universe.

This…symbol tells us that the first duty of any man or woman is to be truly what s/he is as an individual. But this individual has a particular dharma, i.e. a place and function in a vaster whole. The island’s inhabitants get subsistence from the sea, and in time learn to navigate this sea and interact with other islanders – and all eventually will come to realize their oneness within the whole Earth, which includes everything. An appropriate keyword would be CENTRALIZATION.”

How fitting is THAT – (not just) for us Victorians?!


9 Mar

The VIRGO – PISCES FULL MOON¬†on THU March 5, AND ‘her Entourage’ opened the scene for this super charged month of March, and brings us to the Line-up¬†of the¬†3 BIGGIES this month (one¬†of them¬†is a major TWO-in-ONE):

March 14: SATURN goes retro (until Aug 1)

March 16: URANUS – PLUTO SQUARE # 7 out of 7

March 20: NEW PI / AR cusp MOON / TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE leading over into the



March 14:
SATURN in SAG goes retro (until Aug 1) –¬†
Clearing old Narratives and Beliefs.

Saturn tilted

March is quite the ‘Saturn’ themed month, since our ringed ‘tough love coach’ is doing its yearly ‘U-turn’ backwards, from Earth perspective. Therefore Saturn is moving very slowly, and becomes a ‘stationary’ focus.

Which means astrologically, we¬†are called to¬†zoom in on our themes with Saturn in early Sag, realize the sooner the better, as Saturn goes retro,¬†how they go back to our old, original Saturn themes, and clear those obstacles and blockages ‘on the path’.

Saturn will be retro until Aug 1. Yes, this is the¬†‘regular’ yearly process of 4 1/2 month retro phase, and 7 1/2 months direct phase.


Ok, ok, let’s start with where we’re AT with Saturn.

Which is Saturnian, to say: Start HERE-NOW, one step at a time.

Saturn in our Chakras rules the Root Chakra.

Being¬†anchored in what grounds us: Our body, our practice, form and structure, and especially the EARTH. Roots give support, and the Earth gives roots support, says the Muladhara Root Chakra…

We just completed last week another Astro~Alchemy of Chakras & Planetary Archetypes 7-week process with Crown / the SUN! – Big gratitude to all of you in the groups! So much was coming together, was processed and liberated as we came together every week. Alignment happened.


Next TUE March 10, 3:03 Р5:35 pm, timely in a stationary Saturn week, we start the next Astro~Alchemy of Chakras and Planetary Archetypes, with ROOT / Saturn.

We have space for 2 – 3 joiners. No previous experience with Astrology or Chakra awareness necessary. It all unfolds organically.


Saturn  Mercury NN

Saturnian anchor and outlook, nearby in Esquimalt


So what’s up (or down) with that Saturn retro phase, from March 14 – Aug 1, 2015?

YES, Saturn is now in SAG, since Dec 23, 2014, and until Winter Solstice 2017.

However (Saturn likes caveats…), the retro journey in Spring / early Summer 2015 will take Saturn back over the Phoenix Point into the tail end of Scorpio¬†(until 28¬į17 SCO), and then back out over the Phoenix Point into SAG again on Sept 17 – not to return into Scorpio until 2042. Yes, 2042.

So, again,¬†when’s that Saturn-in-Scorpio phase this year???

June 14 – Sept 17.



This piece of news¬†might not sound so attractive (Saturn typically shows what we reject or resist) but it is a window for purposeful residual emotional processing. Let’s use it well. It’s related to the area in our lives related to where late SCO is in our charts (e.g. 5th house: children, inner child, creativity, 7th house: significant others, partners, 11th house: social arena, co-creation with others, friends…).

Saturn brings lessons that our ego might not be so eager to embrace in the first place, but in hindsight, these experiences mature and ‘ripen’ us, so that we¬†eventually carry less, when it comes to conditioning, karma, old burdens,¬†limitations and restrictions, authority and parental issues.

The point is to lead life from what truly grounds and anchors us in ourselves and our own purpose, why we are here, embodied on Planet Earth at this time.

The whole year 2015, Saturn hovers over the Phoenix-out-of-the-Ashes Point, from early SAG, back to late SCO and forward into early SAG.



If you have planets, Sun, Moon, AC in late SCO / early SAG you probably experience Saturn’s influence which can¬†feel heavy, even depressing. Saturn shows what in you¬†is coming to a close, and you don’t have to carry it anymore. Finish well, says Saturn.

  • Where can there be a good clear completion?
  • Why are you ‘grounded’ and not quite yet ready / able / giving yourself permission to take flight and soar? Residual processing wants to go into that area.

Saturn in SAG calls to be done with old narratives and limiting beliefs based on these stories.

Very timely now to acknowledge the ‘symptoms’ (without judgement, otherwise you go into a loop…) where you experience yourself as held back by inner stories wrapped around:

“I can’t go there (you fill in the blanks), or not yet….. BECAUSE…” Here’s the key that can open the lock of your inner restraint dungeon.

Saturn in SAG inquiry questions are:

  • What prevents you from being FREE?
  • What do you focus on?
  • What ‘turned the light off’?

Since Saturn is about to go retro, it’s time to go inward-backward.

No need to be extra frustrated (and hard on yourself or judgmental about others) when things haven’t rolled and gone ahead in a direction you thought you would go.

Rather than just waiting for ‘a better time’ to be on this or that journey it is now the time to clear old conditioning that limits our connection with Spirit, prevents¬†us from following up on our vision and being on the path.


4 R

Johfra Boschart: Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter

SAG, the centaur with bow and arrow is connected with the animal body (the horse), the human growing out of the animal, and spirit arrows of vision, intention, prayer, aspiration, connecting us to the Divine.

And, SAG is also Chiron after his ‘Hero’s Journey’, immortalized as a star constellation.¬†All that inspired Sagittarian wisdom may well come from our Chironic Medicine Journey.

With the recent Full Moon on March 5, the PI SUN brings consciousness to Chiron (their exact conjunction was on March 7): Our often challenging journeys bear their¬†own medicine that is a gift to all. We’re all in this together….and we don’t have to ‘suffer the experience’ anymore, as has been ‘noble’ in the Pisces Age paradigm – we are as FREE as our consciousness is.

We live in exciting, paradigm shifting times.

Check out the Uranus – Pluto Square feature below, and what I found out about a shift in sequence…

This could be an excellent time for a Saturn focused zoom-in Astrology session, or an Astro*Coaching sequence¬†with 3 – 5 sessions to go deeper and explore¬†where you have a ‘knot’ or¬†feel blocked in these themes, and¬†what’s specifically related in you.¬†The ‘diagnostic tool’ of Astrology helps identify issues very directly and fast. My clients are amazed and¬†love that, and I love fast results too. Astro*Coaching sessions offer clear awareness that helps you with focused processing,¬†and leads to freedom FROM limiting conditioning (rather than what the general ‘clichee’ is: prediction of what’s to happen, within the ‘box’).
The present astrological alignments are phantastic catalysts for breakthroughs.

Saturn¬†teaches and shows us in REAL LIFE¬†that every ending and closing of a door takes us over a threshold, may well be an ‘initiation’, and leads to a new phase, which can be a new chapter, a new structure¬†from which¬†we¬†will be¬†operating, an ‘upgrade’, a freedom from the ‘known’.

Well, the influence of¬†Uranus is also involved in this…



March 16:

URANUS – PLUTO Square # 7 out of 7 (between 2012 and 2015)

See chart of the alignment:

UR square PL 7

Radical Newness, just in time for the Spring Equinox – actually timelessly!

Evolutionary Transformation & Liberation of Cosmic Consciousness!


Calling forth

– Liberation and breaking free from¬†what¬†we’ve been¬†carrying as¬†dense and intense ‘baggage’,¬†

– Cathartic and catalytic breakthroughs in accelerated ways (could be a domino effect!), and

– Radical regeneration from the core, from spirit, from the soul.

ARE YOU READY to step UP and be FREE?


Painted Stairs Beirut 2

Painted Stairs, Beirut


This will be # 7 out of SEVEN exact squares between Uranus and Pluto these intense years of transformation and liberation.

Of course, the effect has been already on for a while, and will affect us for a while.

The ‘seed’ in the connection between these archetypal energies was planted during their last conjunction¬†which was exact in 1965 / 1966¬†(in Virgo).¬†Times of civil unrest, and revolutions around the world in the Sixties. This Spirit (Pluto) is now re-awakened (Uranus).

Old authoritarian, dominating, exploiting and wasteful structures that eat up our energy, time, and precious resources (Pluto reveals the shadow of what happens when Capricorn energy is being abused) are due for change, via evolution. As human consciousness is being empowered and liberated, they can become redundant and are being replaced by better and more respectful and inventive ways of working with resources (Capricorn), in more simplicity and sustainability, and with renewable energy.


Uranus in Aries brings a new consciousness, via uprising, via emergence, via emergency, via inventiveness, via awakening and liberation. It can be upsetting, and it wants to set us FREE to BE.

BE the Evolution & Revolution!

If you were born in the Sixties when the Pluto / Uranus conjunction happened¬†you carry the signature of a generation of inventors and regenerators. What’s your contribution?

You’re also in the age of¬†your Chiron return (round age 50), and time for the¬†Medicine Wo/Man to emerge.

How have the processes you have gone through in life initiated you to be a mentor for others?

How has your journey become your medicine?


The collective Uranus РPluto Liberation / Transformation process has been happening in 7 stages, since 2012.

There must be a the connection with the Chakras!


Chakra Awakening

Here is the sequence of Uranus – Pluto alignments, and related Chakras:

# 1: June 24, 2012 – Root

# 2: Sept 19, 2012 – Sacral

# 3: May 20, 2013 – Solar Plexus

# 4: Nov 1, 2013 – Heart

# 5: April 21, 2014 – Throat

# 6: Dec 14 / 15, 2014 – Third Eye

# 7: March 16, 2015 – Crown

What has been your experience with Chakra themes in this process? Your feedback is most welcome!

I welcome you to a private session, focused on this specific exploration. Can be very revealing and empowering to SEE.

For me, there has been a powerful process that kicked me into freedom, from the Root up, almost exactly aligned with the months of the Uranus РPluto Squares.

Would you like to shed light on your own transformational and liberating process these years?

Since 2012, I’ve been¬†exploring,¬†testing, verifying and intuiting the¬†hidden message in that connection.

One of the gifts of this process has been the ‘download’ close to the Solar Eclipse early Nov 2013 one morning that showed me in an instant how the Chakras connect with the 7 planetary Archetypes of our Solar System from Saturn to the Sun!


I am in deep gratitude to my dear friend Marina Halleran who is not in physical embodiment any more.

Marina was a master Yoga teacher and chanting facilitator, and as an Aquarian ahead of her time…. Chakras were a big theme for her. It is clear to me that her spirit and our connection led me to connect more deeply with¬†Chakras, and their relation with Astrology.

And I am so grateful also to my friend Ocian Flow who facilitates Chakra journeys and dances in Victoria, and who invited me end of 2013 where the connection with the astrological Archetypes was made.

The rest is history, and since January 2014¬†there have been¬†now 6 Astro~Alchemy of Chakras & Planetary Archetypes 7-week processes. I’m in awe how also the astrological alignments of each week have fit so well with the themes and Archetypes¬†that we’ve been¬†explore together. Deep processes have happened for participants, often cathartic but gentle, and ‘just-in-time’ ūüôā


The most recent journey ended just yesterday Tue 03 / 03, with Crown Chakra, related to… the SUN¬† while the Moon (with Jupiter) was in LEO where the Sun is ‘at home’, gearing up to this potent FULL Moon, and¬†just before¬†Crown Chakra related Uranus -Pluto Square # 7! Trust me, I didn’t ‘schedule’ it that way.
The next 7-week process starts next TUE March 10, right before the Uranus РPluto Square on March 16 (what a signature at the onset!), starting from the Ground / Root up,  in the week of Saturn turning around.

You are welcome to register if you hear the calling. Looks like we have room for 2 – 3 joiners.

Facebook event:


As we relate the 7 Uranus РPluto Squares to the Chakras, we are with the upcoming  # 7 reaching the CROWN Chakra that connects us with Universal Consciousness!


Chakras 7 Crown

Each one of us is a channel for divine and cosmic consciousness.

Let’s allow our / THE light to shine, and creative Spirit to express itself through us!


A simple Chakra related mantra for the tension between Uranus in AR and Pluto in CAP is:

BE CROWN-ded! ūüôā


Back to the 7-fold Uranus – Pluto Squares 2012 – 2015:

It mirrors a collective, historical, evolutionary process that’s a birth of a new consciousness.


Our very first experience with Pluto is the process a embryo of being pushed through the birth canal, by forces of nature. Intense, and ‘overpowering’, jet just natural. We can’t go back, and must go where we are supposed to be: Into new Life!

Our very first experience with Uranus is coming out of the womb, taking our first breath as a newborn.


Likewise, humanity on Planet Earth¬†is now going through a very intense, transformational (Pluto in CAP), and renewing (Uranus in AR) r/evolutionary process, a coming out of the old ‘matrix’ / cocoon, and into the big unknown.



Butterfly Baby, by Annie Geddess


The old world that’s dying / changing¬†(Pluto in CAP), has, as know all to well, to do with the CAP shadow of hierarchical, intimidating, fear and separation¬†based structures that are exploitative and abusive to nature, humanity, and not soulful.

Yes, yes, as the monster is dying and the transformation takes place, it’s gotten intense, cause: certain solid conditionings die hard, and all of us have some investment in them, even as judgement, resistance, passionate hatred, fear, anything that holds a strong charge.


Way more effective to let the old expire on its own, and in the meantime invest our energy and CAPacities into what we DO wish to see in the world.

Yep, good old Ghandi got it:



Yesterday, in the Astrology & Chakra group, I was asked:

“How often do Uranus and Pluto align in such a charged way?”

A: Well, their last alignment was the conjunction in 1965 / 66 in mid Virgo (aha – this Full Moon sheds light on that too! – Oh my, the connections never end….). The conjuction, like a New Moon, marks the end of the old and the beginning of the new.

The 1960’s heralded the beginning of a new ERA, with the new cycle between Uranus and Pluto (Liberation / Transformation, Evolution / Revolution).

Now, in 2012 – 2015 (basically during the whole time of Uranus in AR, 2011 – 2018, while Pluto is in CAP, which is from 2009 – 2023), we’re at the crisis point where there is a LOT of pressure on humanity, societies, and us personally, to free up the old, and transform on deep core structural levels.

2046 Р2049, Uranus in Virgo (ha, one whole 84-year Uranus cycle since the mid Sixties) will oppose Pluto in early Pisces.  The overall end of the Pisces Age?

Ok, ok, I don’t want to be too futuristic and Uranian in that regard.

Let’s stay ‘closer to home’ and¬†re: what’s UP nowadays, in these very interesting times…

Here’s another important thing to keep in mind about this last Uranus square Pluto alignment:

Up until the last square on March 16, Pluto has been most of the time ‘further ahead’ in CAP than Uranus in AR. Only at the¬† times when the square was exact¬†in these years, Uranus caught up with and ‘hit’ Pluto.

From now on, Uranus will be further ahead in AR than Pluto is in CAP.

Which has a big consequence:

In the last years, when a planetary Archetype energy (say: personally our Moon in AR, CAN, LI, CAP) was transited, typically Uranus (in earlier degrees in AR) activated that energy first, then came Pluto (in later degrees in CAP).

So there was first a surprise kick, maybe something shocking, disruptive and upsetting, a surprise, ideally freeing, awakening, and paradigm shifting.

And then Pluto came along, and transited that energy which could have felt like a shut-down, overpowering, something went back into the shadow or underground. It showed about the power of the old system, and how it can come back in so many ways… It showed¬†that something¬†very old (CAP¬†rules time and traditions)¬†has to change foundationally, from the ground up.¬†Our way of setting up structures and work with resources, and who’s got the power.

A classical example for this sequence was the Arab Spring in early 2011 when Uranus was just about to enter AR.

Also Fukushima which happened on the DAY (yes, March 11, 2011) when Uranus entered AR.

And you probably have your own examples.

Now what’s NEW from this last of 7 Squares on¬†is:

Uranus¬†goes ahead in AR (up to 20¬į30′ this year, in July) while Pluto, slower than Uranus, reaches ‘only’ 15¬į33′ in April. So transits happen from now on FIRST from Pluto and¬†THEN from Uranus – here’s the shift.

Which is also in line with the sequence at birth:

First the intense Plutonic birth canal, and then the Uranian freedom into new life.

Sequence matters – get the idea?

I expect from this shift still deep and powerful restructuring processes that we all go through, and liberating breakthroughs following.


To be continued….

More about the following with the NEXT Astro~News.

Brief preview, since it IS another March Catalyst:



March 20:

PI / AR¬†Cusp¬†Total Solar Eclipse¬†& Spring Equinox, a.k.a. ‘Equipse’ ūüôā –¬†The End Shall Be the Beginning!

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The next New Moon on March 20 at 2:36 am PDT will be a South Node Total Solar Eclipse (at 2:45 am PDT), on the VERY LAST degree of PISCES, and of the whole Zodiac!

Followed by the Spring Equinox on the same day – at 3:45 pm PDT when the SUN enters Aries, and the Astrological New Year starts.

See New Moon chart, just before the Total Solar Eclipse:


Spring Equinox 2015 NM TSE

What a Spring Equinox Catalyst!

The process for the Spring 2015 Eclipses has already begun.

It wraps around South Node in Aries and North Node in Libra (Eclipses connect with the Nodes).


Uranus has been with the South Node in Aries, and is being activated by Venus, and Рnext week РMars.

So let’s set the side of Aries free that takes too much energy, and is outdated, find new sustaining energy from the Libran quality (the North Node Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Libra¬†on April 4 will show us a lot about that), and balance it all out:

In other words:

  • Let’s release the Aries energy that’s in stressful fight-flight survival mode (rather than¬†in peaceful harmony and balance)¬†, reactive (rather than pro-active), competitive (rather than cooperative).
  • What are you a warrior of???
  • In what ways are you starting fresh in Spring?
  • Where are your partners?
  • How do you find harmony and synergy this Spring, and from now on???
  • What does it mean to be in ‘right relationship’ with others, with the world, with your purpose, with….?

The Total Solar Eclipse – an EXACT New Moon, ON the last degree of the whole Zodiac, is clearly a ‘super ending, leading into a brand new beginning’.


It is on the Birthing Point, which is also the Emergency / Emergence Point.

The path of the Eclipse goes over the Arctic, Greenland, and Norway, see .Let’s hold the vision that humanity will birth a new consciousness round the importance of the Arctic, and Climate altogether!¬†


The Sabian Symbol for 30¬į PISCES¬†where the New Moon falls says:



Two_Khmer_Heads-Angkor_Wat, photo credit David Wilmott

Two Khmer Heads РAngkor Wat Photo credit: David Wilmott


KEYNOTE: The power of clearly visualized ideals to mold the life of the visualizer.

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s story “The Great Stone Face” is used here in an allegorical sense to show the capacity for self-transendence latent in man. This power can be developed through visualization, where the emotions and the will are poured into the visualized image. At the highest¬†spiritual-cosmic level this is the power used by the God-like Beings at the close of a cosmic cycle in projecting the basic formula (the Word) which will start¬†a new universe. In a biological sense, it is the power latent in all seeds – the power to produce and guide the growth of the future plant. A most fitting symbol for the last phase of the cyclic process. Within the end of the cycle the seed of a new beginning¬† exists in potency – unless the entire cycle has proven to be a failure.

This is the last stage of the last scene of the great ritual play of cyclic transformations. It brings tu us a realization of the power of archetypes as factors conditioning life processes. Thus we could use as a final Keyword: ARCHETYPALIZATION.”


This potent Spring Equinox that comes with a Total Solar Eclipse AND carries the last Uranus РPluto Square forward was calling to set up something very special:

Come join us on March 19 – the eve of the New Moon / Total Solar Eclipse AND Spring Equinox 2015 for a 2-part very unique Astro~Experience (come to one or both):




Chart Constellation of the Spring Equinox Total Solar Eclipse

IN the Victoria Landscape of PISCES – ARIES (where’s that? Surprise!)¬†


3:19 – 5:19 pm

Experience yourself AS Planetary Archetypes of the Spring Equinox!

Step into the energy of Pluto, Uranus, the Sun, Moon, Saturn going retro….

Chances are high that you will intuitively choose Archetypes that have a deep message for you at this time!

NO experience whatsoever required. Just Piscean openness, and a spirit of adventure (Aries calling).

$ 19


Spring Equinox Total Solar Eclipse

Private Intentional Astrological Parlour Circle 


7:19 – 9:39 pm

…with personal exploration for all circle holders with their personal birth charts involved, how this intense window of newness can be opened with the highest level of consciousness.

$ 33  Reg.

$ 27  Newcomers, and for both of you if you  introduce a friend.

$ 44  Combination of Spring Equinox Chart Constellation AND Evening Parlour.


Looking forward to seeing you again or anew,  in heart centred circles, or for a private alignment session!


Wishing you a powerfully liberating month of March!

Free to BE!


 Experience Astrology with Melanie
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VIR – PI FULL MOON and its ‘Entourage’ – Sacred Alignment Practice, in Oneness with What-IS.

9 Mar

The exact Full Moon in VIRGO will be on March 5 at 10:05 am PST. Check out the Full Moon chart:

VIR - PI FM 2015

Not ‘just’ a Lunar – Solar polarity, but

The VIRGO MOON will shortly before the FM pass LILITH (in VIR since end of Nov 2014, until end of Aug 2015).

The PISCES SUN, after having ‘hooked up’ with NEPTUNE (last Wed Feb 25) is approaching CHIRON (exact union on March 7).

Virgo Moon / Lilith, and Pisces Neptune / Sun / Chiron create pulls on both sides of the Earth, and those of us with Sun / Moon / AC / Planets in VI, PI, or both will experience the (apparent) dilemma of…

Virgo <-> Pisces:

Doing, Working, Helping <-> Being / Relaxing, Receiving, Asking

Perfection <-> Ease

Practicality <-> Creativity

Problems <-> Let-go, Forgiveness

Precision <-> Randomness

Discernment <-> Allowing

Skills, Crafts <-> Art, Music, Dance, Inspiration

Hands (ruled by VI) <-> Feet (ruled by PI)

Remedies, Recipes <-> Medicine


…and asks us to strike a balance¬†that creates¬†synergy between the ‘2 sides of the coin’.


So we actually have a Moon / Lilith – Neptune / Sun / Chiron Full Moon.


What does that mean, and how can we be in natural alignment with it?


On the MOON side:

Moon / Lilith in VIRGO:

4 R

Johfra Boschart: VIRGO

Virgo is the energy of the harvest goddess and priestess who is clear and aligned with her sacred Self which she keeps in integrity.

Virgo practices self awareness (the energy of the Leo-to-Virgo Sphinx Point), and tends to ‘her’ body-mind-spirit temple through clearing, discernment, sacred practice, such as ceremony and ritual.

Which in our practical daily life means: a body / health / wellness / nutrition practice and lifestyle. A healthy body in a healthy spirit.


When I started 10 years ago my membership at a gym that’s owned by a friend with Virgo Rising, he said: “It’ll become a lifestyle.” He knew it.

And as I’m writing this, I’m having some bread with honey from the buzzy bees (thank you, Heather, delish!) – so Virgo…

Speaking of bees, if you care pls come to the Sierra Club event on March 17 in Victoria (it’s a tour, and goes to other Canadian cities too) “Protect the Pollinators”.


Just that core piece of the ‘regular’ / yearly Full Moon in VIR – PI (every year, between end of Feb and Spring Equinox) tells us:

The time is ripe, and the alignment is ON, for a Spring cleanse and household cleaning (why not combining it with residual Feng Shui tips from the Chinese New Year New Moon?), to clear the energy for the NEW to come.


What’s LILITH’s energy, fused with the Full Moon?

Some¬†Q & A’s re: Lilith, nowadays in VIR, and activated via the Full Moon:

Some see Lilith as the ‘Black Moon’, others as an Asteroid Archetype of the ‘wild, instintual Feminine’ in men and women. I’m going beyond that connotation (which can be another ‘box’) nowadays, and see the Lilith¬†energy as our deep unconditioned, free and wild Self.

Q: What does that mean for Lilith in Virgo (since end of Nov 2014, until end of Aug 2015 РLilith is 9 months in a sign, and has a 9-year cycle)?

A: Our unconditioned Self needs to be free so that we can align ourselves with our true nature.

Lilith in VIR is very ‘allergic’ to being boxed in, in a reg. ‘job’ or otherwise ‘cubicle’ or narrow ‘box’ that is not her ‘temple’, in other words: anything (work, relationship, lifestyle, choices…) that’s¬†not aligned with her highest purpose, and from which she can’t serve in integrity.


Q: What to DO? What would fulfill the needs (Moon) of Lilith-now-in-Virgo?

A: That’s an important qu for many of us. THIS is the only Full Moon of the year that highlights Lilith (and is SO close to her).

From the VIR perspective: Check in with sacred alignment. It all starts with qu like:

Who am I?

Am I in / out of integrity?

Does my work and lifestyle serve the highest good of all, incl. myself?

Or, am I abusing myself / allowing others to abuse me?


Is there a practice I can adopt right now that would benefit my well-being¬†(something simple and self sufficient that’s not a big deal, like walks, Yoga, exercise, getting more regularly fresh air)?

Which ‘recipes and remedies’¬†would my inner wise one (not conditioned through external expectations) prescribe? Like: adding / removing something from my diet, sleep, work style and hours, certain practices that make me overall happier and healthier?

Is there something to do (VIR) and / or to let go of (PI)?


In a deeper sense, Lilith in Virgo is not about the particulars so much but about the alignment with ones’s true nature.

Which may sound like: Hey, nothing ‘wrong’ with you,¬†you’re not flawed, inadequate, can’t really make¬†‘mistakes’. Discover your true nature that’s about your PRESENCE rather than all the ideas and possible problems that the personality can show up with.


So maybe it’s ‘all good’ if we can be ‘in the world’ (VIR) but ‘not of the world’ (PI)?

And / or maybe something is ripe and ready now to be harvested, as in: let go of.

Which brings us to the other side of the FULL MOON ‘equation’:


On the SUN side:

Neptune / Sun / Chiron in PISCES:

Maya Gabeira in Hawaii

Big wave surfer Maya Gabeira Рadventurous example of the PI and VIR balance

The bigger, longer lasting, and more transpersonal influence of Neptune (2012 Р2026) and Chiron (2010 Р2018) in Pisces is now (yearly) highlighted by the SUN, and brings Solar consciousness to these themes:


ONEness and interconnectedness of ALL – which can, for our separate identity, be overwhelming, confusing, make us vulnerable – or make us want to escape,¬†be¬†‘addicted’ to ‘the state of bliss and union’, etc.

I guess you get the picture, and examples are everywhere, incl. the constant influx of media (also ruled by Pisces).

The SUN now in PI brought (happens yearly) end of Feb consciousness to Neptune Рwhoa, this really IS immense!


Did you feel overwhelmed by all kinds of influences and energies that are ‘streaming around’, maybe have a very vivid dream life, maybe didn’t want to face it all, and did you recognize that the way ‘out’ is the way ‘IN’ – to¬†surrender and trust in being carried by What-IS?

So much is coming together now… Allow it,and ¬†allow yourself to BE. Maybe that¬†means letting go of, forgiving, releasing something or some ‘disappointment’, ‘illusion’, etc. from the area of life related to PI in your chart.


Chiron will be met by the SUN (a yearly event) on March 7, and the Full Moon on March 5 carries and catalyses that theme:


The ‘Medicine Wo/Man Chiron’ shows that the ‘wound’ carries the medicine, and certain processes in life (esp. round age 50, at our Chiron return) bring up old / original wounds as an initiation for intrinsic healing and as a deep teaching to us and others around us.

Nowa-years with Chiron in PI, when we dive in, and experience our oneness with life, and with ‘the other’, ‘the system’ relaxes, we can let go of the idea of separation and even adversarial ‘you over there’, and we are re-connected with life. Where is the enemy, the victim, the perpetrator, the saviour? The ‘healing’ and ‘teaching’ can simply lay in letting go.

This oneness with what-IS allows us also to let things ‘go through us’ as energy, rather than having them stick to us,¬†or sit in our field. Just as we have taken it IN (PI is ‘famous’ for taking a lot IN) we are invited to breathe or otherwise release it OUT. Maybe no need to ‘do anything with it’ (i.e. analyze, problematisize, work on it…).

Music, dance, Yoga, Qi Gong, being with or IN water is natural therapy for this kind of release.


‘Wounding’ nowadays for¬†many of us equals overwhelm of influences (Chiron in Pisces), and unreleased energies.¬†


Many people become more and more sensitive. I hear that from many clients, and experience it myself. As an ‘energetic hygiene’ and clearing of what we have taken IN (Pisces energy can take a lot IN), I recommend a very effective Visualization Practice that I adopted from my friend and Satsang teacher Susan Broznitsky.

Visualizations are also perfect for Saturn in SAG¬†(more about that focal point below)¬†and you can do it any time, without even anybody noticing. ūüôā


Another way of releasing is Forgiveness Writing Practice. Recently, I came across a process that is intense but very liberating (Saturn at the end of Scorpio, moving into Sag before the end of the year loves it too!). There is a lot of writing involved, something for the Gemini Moon. Excellent to start it after the Full Moon, in the waning phase Рgreen light from tomorrow on already.


Here are 2 useful Tools & Resources for Release of Stuck Energy, and for Forgiveness.

Try them on, and feel free to pass them on.


1) Releasing Stuck Energy – Visualization Practice

We all carry energy around that we picked up somewhere, and that’s sitting in us. When we can’t release it it can become toxic.

It can be quite frustrating to feel or sense those things that are not directly ours (yet on some level they are ours too…).

We might have picked things up from other people or from the collective field, through resonance and empathy, and / or by being in a low and receptive vibration (like feeling angry, and docking on to the anger around us).

As empaths, and when we have a lot of Pisces in us we take a lot IN, and need to make sure we release it too.

Close your eyes, and sit (or stand) upright.

Visualize your energy body that’s you and surrounds you¬†as a beautiful temple, or cathedral, or garden, or any sacred space that speaks to you. Create or remember¬†that sacred space vividly, in front of your inner eye.

Now locate where in your body, esp. in which Chakra area you have taken something in that’s still ‘sitting there’ and might feel like a blockage.

Realize and acknowledge that you must have opened up doors of your sacred space to let ‘it’ in, probably in front of your body when you were facing ‘it’.

Now you are invited to go to the back of your body in that same area, and open the doors or windows there (maybe they have never been opened? Or you weren’t aware that you can do this even?)!

Now allow the stuck energy to leave your space, blessed and transformed – since it is a sacred space. With ease and accompanied by the light. Hold space for this process. You may experience a light ray coming in from the back where you open the door / window, helping the energy to leave on this light ray.

Your experience is unique, and might have a message for you too!

How do you feel now?

You can do this practice when you notice having taken something in¬†that kicks you off balance, and also in hindsight, even after years of ‘cultivating’ something in you.

I’m not saying, do it all the time, to avoid any discomfort… but as a tool to work with, so that the energy can flow.

This is a great tool (well, I like it, and the clients whom I have shown it to) that is easy, can can be done anywhere, without even anyone noticing. ūüôā




2) Forgiveness РWriting Practice

I came across this one a few weeks ago, online. See how it resonates. Release and forgiveness is great after the Full Moon.

Like myself, you might start and then get wrapped up in other things the next days. Forgive yourself and continue.

See what not doing it brings up.

See what the process shows you!

You might or might not feel the forgiveness right away when you write it. See how that moves.

Yes, when we release and forgive (Pisces), the space that the non-forgiveness filled up can be opened up for other, more healthy and loving manifestations.



by Gary Douglas

“As you begin this process, acknowledge your personal connection to Divine Presence.

Your first step is to write down everything you want to manifest in your reality on all levels, physical, mental, spiritual, emotional.


Fill several pages ‚Äď list all your goals, desires, dreams and wants.


Give thanks for receiving them. Release them into the universe as done!


Write one affirmation 77 times each day along with your response; you can do half in the AM and half in the PM or all at the same time.

You are releasing a tremendous energy as you process these issues.

Be kind to yourself and know healing is taking place.

Since you are releasing layer upon layer of energy and nature abhors a vacuum, your goals, desires, dreams and wants will manifest in this new clear space.


Write each affirmation 77 times and your response…even if the response is the same each time, keep writing it, don’t judge…just take what comes up.

1st day‚ĶI forgive others for hurting me‚Ķ‚Ķ‚Ķ‚Ķ‚Ķ‚Ķ‚ĶResponse! (Melanie: Example: I forgive my friend… for…¬†– be concrete!)

2nd day…I forgive myself for hurting others…………….Response!

3rd day…I forgive others for letting me hurt them………Response!

4th day…I forgive myself for letting others hurt me…….Response!

5th day…I forgive myself for hurting myself……….……Response!

6th day and 7th day: Pick the affirmation or issue that seems to have the most charge or repeat the day # 5 exercise for these remaining two days.

Repeat the process of writing the affirmation and your response 77 times.

If a certain person comes up often…use their name in the affirmation.

Be sure you write each affirmation and response 77 times per day for 7 days.


Love and acknowledge yourself for having the courage to do this FORGIVENESS PROCESS.”


In a wider, unifying, Piscean way, it all IS ONE already. Nothing needs to be done or perfected.


However, since we are embodied here in our physical temple (says Virgo), we are asked to bring universal energy into everyday experience.

Through sacred practice and concrete support with our tools, by connecting in the Quantum field of infinite possibilities and pure potentiality, by sending love and blessings, and….

with the focus on¬†Saturn in Sag: by¬†checking in on the intentions we hold and what we focus on, and SEE – taking our ‘blinders’ down can open the path to new opportunities.


In summary:

The VI РPI Full Moon & Entourage call us to be in Sacred Alignment, AND in Oneness with What-IS.




Spontaneous AND perfect Zen brush painting of an Ouroboros,¬†the mysterious¬†winged¬†serpent that bites its own tail: Very Pisces – Virgo – if anything! ūüôā


If the above sounds familiar and if you hear the calling and feel the resonance I’d love to support you¬†in finding YOUR medicine,¬†via¬†a private session, or a timely¬†coaching sequence:


* Astro*Coaching Package

3 or 5 Sessions, for a Concentrated Clarity & Activation Boost

Free get-to-know meeting for new clients.


Vector Equilibrium


Pluto in Capricorn loves effective and purposeful endeavours.

Uranus in Aries accelerates processes – things can go so much faster now…

The Solar Eclipse on the ‘Birthing Point’ catalyzes breakthroughs and fresh beginnings.

March is quite the Saturnian month too.

Saturn going retro helps us identify and complete old narratives and limiting beliefs.

So let’s get going!

Come on in, for a package of 3 or 5 Astro*Coaching sessions (once every 1 – 2 weeks for effective momentum).

:: We’ll¬†identify your blocks and obstacles on the path to fulfilling your potential here (Saturn in Sag), and I help you, with an array of tools that I have gathered over the 14 years of my consult practice, to clear those, and replace blocks with purpose (the Saturn Archetype).

:: We’ll zoom into the transformational evolution that¬†you can most readily access¬†in¬†the area of¬†life where Pluto in Cap meets you, and tune into your magic mojo, and connection with ‘renewable energy’.

:: We’ll¬†activate the liberating, innovative potential that’s waiting for you (Uranus in Aries, which is BIG this time, esp. March).

There will be creative ‘home work’, and the whole process will be¬†empowering, eye opening, clarifying, and: FUN.

3 one-on-one sessions (90 min each) pre-paid: $ 288 (reg. $ 111 per session, you save $ 45)

5 one-on-one sessions (90 min each) pre-paid: $ 488 (reg. $ 111 per session, you save $ 67)

If you never had a session with me, we’ll meet first for a free¬†about 20 min get-to-know, to see if we’re a good match, re: our resonance, and whether what I offer serves you optimally.



And we have a few timely intentional 

ASTRO~EXPERIENCE¬†workshops and series¬†lined up that support this natural¬†purpose of bringing the practice of alignment (VI) synergistically together with visuals, music, intuition, and embodied experience in ‘the field’ (PI):


Voyager Tarot & Astrology Alchemy for Visionaries –¬†

Started MON eve, March 2, and goes until April 20 Рcome join us / or check it out (drop-in still available, in the next 2 meetings).


Astro~Alchemy of Chakras & Planetary Archetypes –

Starts March 10 / 11 (afternoon and evening group to choose from). Also drop-in friendly, in the first 3 meetings.


Your Living Breathing Birth Chart – Embodied Astrology

Next meeting¬†on March 25¬†(every 2 months or so) where we set up birth charts in space, and you can experience your Archetypes through others, or be one of the ‘representatives’. Come and see.


Experience Astrology with Melanie

Transformational, Liberating,
and Empowered Astrology
Consultations, Coaching and Mentoring
Workshop Circles and Courses
with Melanie Lichtinger
Professional Astrologer
Serving you since 2000
In Victoria BC, and worldwide
Contact and Resources:

Phone:+1-250 381 4299
Skype: melanielichtinger
Find AstroNews bi-weekly in your Inbox

© 2015 by Melanie Lichtinger