Archive | January, 2016

Clearing S.P.A.

31 Jan
Waning SCORPIO MOON today and tomorrow is excellent for purging and clearing anyway…
And hey, we just came through the last MERCURY contact with PLUTO on Fri eve.
Good days to give ourselves time for retreat and S.P.A. (which according to the ancient Romans meant: Salus per Aquam – Health through Water!).
Feeling it in this body…. lots of clearing through the chakra organs… sleeping, home SPA. 🙂
With SO much CAP energy (Venus, Pluto, Mercury, and this week also the Moon – Fri Feb 5 will be VERY Capricornian), old structures that outlived their purpose, restrictions, rigidity, fear, control – shadow manifestations of CAP, often old and ancestral – are being cleared.
Of course, that needs a lot of water and TLC to wash that out…



Solstice Sun by the Ocean – Photo by Melanie

Getting out of an old skin… may the transformation be freeing and renewing!
How ‘REAL’ are your fears, or are they projections? Saturn in SAG these years, until Winter Solstice 2017, teaches us a lot about that.
Again: What matters most – here-now? What’s the only reality?
Today, the MERCURY retro-to-direct ‘storm’ subsides also, with a ‘farewell’ square from MERCURY in CAP to URANUS in ARIES, exact this evening! What’s with the liberation of the mind, or even more so: the freedom from the heavy grip of the mind?
It all starts from HERE. This is IT.



 © 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

* Happy Australia Day!

26 Jan

AQUARIUS rules the abstract mind, science, organizations, constellations, incl. star constellations, hence also Astrology, AND Australia!



Happy Australia Day, in the heat of Summer, on Jan 26!

Well, Down Under it’s already the day after – hope y’all had a good one!
Australia Day is the official National Day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January. It marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip.
The chart for that day shows that,Australia has a lot of AQ energy: SUN, PLUTO, VENUS, and SATURN.
More Capricornian colonial history…
Even if we don’t like the imperialistic shadow of CAP (does it surprise you that Great Britain is a CAP country…?), how about celebrating the essence of AQ – Constellation of Equals, and Co-creating the Future in Community!



Milky Way with Southern Cross (NASA picture)

Thanks you gals over there, in Brisbane, Alexandra, Darwin, and Sydney, for staying connected!
Hope to visit you some day, Down Under!



© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger


* MERCURY in CAP out of retro Jan 25, and conj. PLUTO once more Jan 29: Changing Mind. Changing Life.

25 Jan

Quick RE-mind-er of MERCURYs immanent ‘U-turn’ from retro to direct, today Mon Jan 25 at 1:50 pm PST.

All ‘back to normal’?
Truth of the matter – the influence of the ‘gear shift from reverse to first gear’, a.k.a. stationary / ‘storm’ takes about a week, so give or take until Feb 1 we’re in a ‘hot’ and slow re-adjustment phase. Take it easy, and let’s bring the gifts of M-r forward!
Hopefully, this M-r period has, perhaps much deeper than any other, due to the PLUTO contacts (Dec 19 pre-retro, and in retro ‘storm’, and Jan 22), had an impact on our relationship with the mind, and shown you where it can take you, and how it can have a life of its own. With the PLUTO connection all of that heavy gravitation, incl. judgment, guilt, taking too much on, control (CAP shadow) is under re-construction. Not casual stuff, since it affects the bigger structures and systems in life, how we prioritize and use energies and resources, and: our relationship with Time.

  • Maybe you’re disengaging from something you’ve been burdened by, or have taken on that’s not yours to carry? Guilt trips anybody?
  • How do you use resources? How do you make the best out of a situation, without abuse / your ‘victory’ at somebody else’s expense?
  • What’s with abuse – and self abuse?
  • Who or what needs to be honoured and respected?
  • What’s with projects that have taken on a life of their own, leaving no breathing space or freedom? What needs to change?
  • Maybe you re-organize your day, your life style differently now, lighter and simpler?
  • What matters most? What are priorities that the mind tries to distract us from, and how can we catch and gently calm the ‘monkey mind’?
  • What’s with the Time factor? How can Tiiiiime be on your side? How can you be in timelessness?

Let’s be mindful re: what comes up in the sloooow retro-to-direct ‘U-turn’ that’s on now until Feb 1.

  • What are the gifts of the MERCURY retro phase that we are carrying forward now?
  • How do we relate to mind differently now?
  • What’s changing in our life structures and priorities, and how do we live now?



Mercurius, ‘processed’ in the alchemical retort – very MERCURY / PLUTO. Medieval painting, origin unknown.


MERCURY passes PLUTO once more, on Jan 29 (Jan 30 EST and further East).

Essence and Soul Power (PLUTO) are the catalyst for change. Ancestors and Elders (CAP), biological, ancestors of the land, Spirit Elders have our back. We can invoke their support any time. And the changes we are catalyzing now in our lives and time are changes for our lineage as well.

All the best for the Mercury retro turnaround, upside down, inside out, for deep transformation and connection with powers of life!



© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

* LEO – AQU Full Moon (Jan 23): ComMOONity Celebration & Co-Creation – Catalyzing Change with ♥!

23 Jan

The SUN Rules LEO. Painting by Johfra Bosschart



The Full Moon today Saturday Jan 23 will be in early (at 3°29’­) LEO (MOON) and AQ (SUN) – see chart below.

Johfra Bosschart Aquarius - Copy (218x350)

URANUS Rules AQUARIUS. Painting by Johfra Bosschart









Sooo much energy in the ‘wintry’ Zodiac signs, CAP to PISCES, and no planetary placements from mid-ARIES to end of VIRGO, these days / weeks / months, until end of March when ARIES kicks in, with the SUN, MERCURY, in April also VENUS.

The Lunar LEO vibe is a welcome counter-balance, with an infusion of warm, creative, joyful, playful mood.

Can you  FEEL it coming in?



The MOON will enter LEO today Sat Jan 23 at 11:21 am PST, to come into her majestic Leonine fullness exactly at 5:46 pm PST, right after  Moonrise here on the WestCoast. Illuminating the synergistic axis from early LEO that’s so creatively playful (hence, I call that cusp ‘Creativity Point’) to early AQ where the ‘Prometheus Point’, or ‘Community Building Point’ sits. With this axis we’re called to be creative, and co-create in comMOONity, to welcome ourselves and one another, and celebrate (LEO)!

LEO’s motto can be: “Live Life Lovingly!” 

BE & Love Yourself, says the Full Moon Lioness.
You are strong, you are radiant, you are loving!


To which AQ responds: “We are all Stars in the Constellation of Love!”


Moon-Ball Friends, from Australia (origin unknown)


Here’s the chart for the LEO – AQ Full Moon (5:46 pm PST – right after Moon rise on the West Coast):


LEO - AQ FM 2016


The Full Moon catalyzes other charged-up planetary energies these days, esp.:

  • The Cardinal T-Square (which we’re having since Dec and until March) of URANUS in AR, opposite LILITH in LI, both square PLUTO in CAP. Presently MERCURY retro also links up with PLUTO (was exact yesterday Jan 22, will be again on Jan 29):
    Time to be clear about what matters most, maybe literally clear and purge what’s redundant, has served its purpose, is a burden that we don’t need to carry anymore, to lighten our load (CAP), maybe re-purpose, re-cycle, re-direct resources to where they are needed? And to change our attitude round what we really re-quire, and what ‘simply’ fulfills us, and fulfills the purpose. A wake-up call (URANUS in AR) to make authentic choices (LILITH in LI) that lead to fresh, new beginnings (URANUS in AR).
  •  VENUS crosses over the ‘Integrity Point’, from SAG to CAP (today Jan 23 at 12:31 pm PST!). Another incentive to stand tall, in your magnetic integrity. Walking and living your truth makes you very attractive, and simplifies life. 🙂
  • JUPITER retro in late VIR, conjunct the North Node (their close connection is active throughout January): Wholeness in your body-mind-spirit temple is the way to go. Your inner guide knows.
  •  MARS in SCO, in inner alliance with PLUTO, the ruler of SCO, in favourable, flowing  water trine with NEPTUNE in PI (the alignement was exact on Jan 18), is now gearing up for its water trine to CHIRON in PI (exact Feb 9): A desire to go deeper, under the surface, which can stir up ‘nasty things’ but also helps with purging (SCO), and releasing, forgiving, letting go (NEPTUNE in PI). Going into ‘the basement’ (MARS in SCO) with compassion and surrender brings healing medicine for us an all (CHIRON in PI). Also, as we allow for healing (via letting go) in one area, it ripples into all like-frequencies and resonances (CHIRON in PI). Have you noticed? Let’s say you’ve been carrying this theme around not trusting women, maybe due to a traumatic event early on, or with someone close to you. As you let go, maybe make baby steps towards someone with whom it comes up, and feel more and more encouraged to engage more trustingly, other similar dynamics can change more easily too. And your life gets lighter and smoother.


© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger


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VENUS in the Galactic Centre now… into Capricorn on Jan 23: When we Know there’s only Love!

21 Jan

Venus, after passing Saturn on Jan 8, is presently in late Sagittarius – this week from Earth perspective in the Galactic Centre. We might feel attracted to deep truths and the ultimate unknown. The ‘black hole’ can turn into the deepest knowing. That’s what we are ‘attracted to’.

When we know… there is only LOVE.

Venus will cross over the ‘Integrity Point’ from Sag to Capricorn, on Saturday Jan 23 – where ‘she’ is attracted to ‘the real thing’.

Which means, we are more prone to prefer the traditional, grounded, built-to-last flavours of life, and chose what’s time-proven, has quality, perhaps history, or simple ‘Zen style’. In the interpersonal realm, Venus in Capricorn is into mature, self-responsible relationships as adults.


The big deal with Venus in Capricorn will be ‘her’ yearly rendez-vous with Pluto, on Feb 5 (there will be a triad of Moon / Venus / Pluto on that day!), followed by ‘her’ square with Uranus, on Feb 6:

This transit can be a huge catalyst for powerful connections that have a transformational effect on us, and contribute to evolution.

And it helps us with transformation IN relationships, to connect us with their essence, and from soul to soul. Depth rather than surface appearances and egos.

The Power of Love is bigger than the Love of Power, and more liberating too!



Golden Venus


Pluto Heartjpg

Pluto Reveals…


What’s the Purpose of Relationships?

What’s with Soul Contracts?

What frees the Heart?
Deep themes that come up now with Venus / Pluto in Capricorn, square Uranus in Aries

Jan 23 is also the day of the Full Moon in Leo – AQ – actually quite a ‘Valentine’s’ energy, since Leo loves romantic if not dramatic demonstrations of Love.


© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

* SUN into AQU (Jan 20 – Feb 18): May Light and Liberation Lead the Way!

19 Jan


The SUN will transition from the solid Earth energy of CAP to airy AQU tomorrow Jan 20 at 7:27 am PST.

A breath of fresh air?
How do we get from the heavy mountainous vibe of CAP to the lofty Aquarian zone?



Prometheus, capturing the fire of spirit and creative inventiveness from the Gods for Humanity (and you probably know the continuation of the story, with his punishment and liberation).


Several scenarios fit the transition on the CAP – AQ cusp that the SUN is transitioning now:

  • “Nobody understands me and my visions, nobody’s on my level, I’m an outsider.”
  • “The work is done. Now I’m free / retired.”
  • Crystals and ice (CAP rules mountains and rocks).
  • Coming together in synergy and groups with other like-spirited ‘masters’.
  • Building community.

Clearly, in AQU we need friends and community, not only so that we’re not so alone in our detached ‘icy palace’. The natural sequence after masterful CAP who ‘makes it happen’ is to share with others and co-create in projects and teams.


AQU is post CAP, and free beyond the security giving structures that CAP is eager to build.

Our free-spirited, experimental, innovative, and liberated nature can emerge more easily in the realm of AQU.

AQU is ruled by URANUS – a.k.a. the planetary Archetype of ‘Prometheus the Awakener’ (which can bring disruptive surprises too)

On the very day of the Solar entry into AQU (tomorrow Jan 20), there’ll be also a square from ‘stormy’ MERCURY retro in CAP with URANUS in fiery ARIES.
Plus,  MERCURY is now in the ‘Promethean’ part of its retro phase:

Time for liberated forward-thinking!


© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

* CAPRICORN New Moon with PLUTO (Jan 9): Simple Soul Power.

9 Jan

Winter Sun ‘On the Rocks’, Photo by Melanie Dec 31, 2015


Seems like TIME has a ‘life of its own’ – Christmas with the Full Moon was ‘only’ 2 weeks ago – seems like ages – for you too?

Somehow, a sigh of relief, to step into ‘the ordinary’ and into more simplicity again – or to realize right off the bat when CAP sets in what the celebration is all about.

The sacred time of year that marks the Return of the Light and how / what that reflects in us.

The CAP SUN is now in our Northern Hemisphere from Earth perspective ‘climbing’ again in the ecliptic (slightly ‘higher’ every day), and the daylight is gradually increasing, daily a minute or so for now, in the cold of Winter, and eventually, from Feb on exponentially more.

Likewise, CAP energy is fueled by the spirit of gradual, grounded, consistent improvement, building and ‘climbing’, persevering, enduring, being prepared and equipped to make it, on the ‘way up’.

How do we relate to that intrinsic quality of ‘when the going gets tough the tough get going’? Or is that another myth of glory-through-hardship?


We live in a world of conditioned CAP ‘stories’ and history that PLUTO (since 2009 for the first time in CAP since the late 1700’s) is bringing up for transformation. With PLUTO, mind you, it often ‘gets intense as it changes’.

The whole imperialistic and capitalistic framework of modern societies has produced a huge mountain of redundant stuff that the Earth is not capable of ‘digesting’, obviously, without serious ‘side effects’. And the paradigm of being motivated by ‘ownership’ (a BIG one) is so ingrained  in our external reward-conditioned minds (“It’s worth working long hours – maybe not in a soulful way – to earn $$$ and time for the holidays, retirement, or other incentives). Very apropos the TAURUS undertone of mid-CAP where PLUTO is now (until 2018) and where the New Moon activates release and renewal.


This CAP NEW MOON with PLUTO (the SUN passed PLU already on Jan 5 – so it’s a SUN / PLU week in fact, and the MOON will pass PLU tonight – before the New Moon) is a powerhouse. A quiet, internal one though. MERCURY retro, now also back in CAP contributes.

It marks the transition of a release and closure not only of a monthly cycle (as every NM does) but punctuates the big epochal, collective changes of structures and hierarchies that we see under PLUTO in CAP. What an opening into 2016!

What role do values, security, stability, ownership, and money play in all of this? A big one, now as PLUTO is in mid CAP which has a TAU undertone.


CAP, relating to mountains, structures, and hierarchies also asks:
“Who’s above, who’s below?” in terms of social hierarchies.

And since ancestors and history are also themes, this could be an inquiry:
“Were your ancestors ‘above’ others, or ‘below’ others? And how has that affected your family history and your psyche?”

“What has been disempowering about this story, either via guilt, deprivation, disrespect, abuse, etc.?”
“How is this now, in the hologram of your world, coming up to be transformed?


I woke up this morning with the question: “Who owns the land?” – and how’s that related to my ancestry and my life experience, tuning into the NM / PLUTO in mid CAP.

So I just wanted to look up the whole text of the famous Chief Seattle speech, and quote to you from there, and to my surprise (well, Mercury retro is in effect) found in the ‘urban legends’ (lol in this context) site that it might be falsely attributed to Chief Seattle, and was actually written by screenwriter Mr. Perry in 1971. To me, it essentially counts that it is a profound prophetic advocacy for living with the land and in respect for the Earth. Of course, the actual author needs to be honoured, but even that speech isn’t ‘owned’ by anyone. Concentric circles… 🙂
Here is a beautiful video adaptation with voice and photos from Finland, to add another layer of fusion


…and the text of the powerful, timeless, and ever so timely speech (wherever it came from)…:


Chief Seattle

Chief Seattle


“How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them?

Every part of the Earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every clear and humming insect is holy in the memory and experience of my people. The sap which courses through the trees carries the memory and experience of my people. The sap which courses through the trees carries the memories of the red man.

The white man’s dead forget the country of their birth when they go to walk among the stars. Our dead never forget this beautiful Earth, for it is the mother of the red man. We are part of the Earth and it is part of us. The perfumed flowers are our sisters, the deer, the horse, the great eagle, these are our brothers. The rocky crests, the juices in the meadows, the body heat of the pony, and the man, all belong to the same family.

So, when the Great Chief in Washington sends word that he wishes to buy our land, he asks much of us. The Great White Chief sends word he will reserve us a place so that we can live comfortably to ourselves. He will be our father and we will be his children. So we will consider your offer to buy land. But it will not be easy. For this land is sacred to us.

This shining water that moves in streams and rivers is not just water but the blood of our ancestors. If we sell you land, you must remember that it is sacred blood of our ancestors. If we sell you land, you must remember that it is sacred, and you must teach your children that it is sacred and that each ghostly reflection in the clear water of the lakes tells of events in the life of my people. The waters murmur is the voice of my father’s father.

The rivers of our brothers they quench our thirst. The rivers carry our canoes and feed our children. If we sell you our land, you must remember to teach your children that the rivers are our brothers, and yours, and you must henceforth give the rivers the kindness that you would give my brother. We know that the white man does not understand our ways. One portion of land is the same to him as the next, for he is a stranger who comes in the night and takes from the land whatever he needs. The Earth is not his brother, but his enemy and when he has conquered it, he moves on. He leaves his father’s graves behind, and he does not care. He kidnaps the Earth from his children, and he does not care.


His father’s grave, and his children’s birthright are forgotten. He treats his mother, the Earth, and his brother, the same, as things to be bought, plundered, sold like sheep or bright beads. His appetite will devour the Earth and leave behind only a desert.

I do not know. Our ways are different from yours ways. The sight of your cities pains the eyes of the red man. But perhaps it is because the red man is a savage and does not understand.

There is no quiet place in the white man’s cities. No place to hear the unfurling of leaves in spring, or the rustle of an insect’s wings. But perhaps it is because I am a savage and do not understand. The clatter only seems to insult the ears. And what is there to life if a man cannot hear the lonely cry of a whippoorwill or the arguments of the frogs around a pond at night. I am a red man and do not understand. The Indian prefers the soft sound of the wind darting over the face of the pond, and the smell of the wind itself, cleansed by a midday rain, or scented with the pinon pine.


The air is precious to the red man, for all things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, the man, they all share the same breath. The white man does not seem to notice the air he breathes. Like a man dying for many days, he is numb to the stench. But if we sell you our land, you must remember that the air is precious to us, that the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports. The wind that gave our grandfather his first breath also receives his last sigh. And if we sell you our land, you must keep it apart and sacred, as a place where even the white man can go to taste the wind that is sweetened by the meadow’s flowers.

So we will consider your offer to buy our land. If we decide to accept, I will make one condition – the white man must treat the beasts of this land as his brothers.

I am a savage and do not understand any other way. I have seen a thousand rotting buffaloes on the prairie, left by the white man who shot them from a passing train. I am a savage and do not understand how the smoking iron horse can be made more important than the buffalo that we kill only to stay alive.

What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of the spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.


You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of our grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the Earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the Earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves.

This we know – the Earth does not belong to man – man belongs to the Earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected.

Whatever befalls the Earth – befalls the sons of the Earth. Man did not weave the web of life – he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.

Even the white man, whose God walks and talks with him as friend to friend, cannot be exempt from the common destiny. We may be brothers after all. We shall see. One thing we know, which the white man may one day discover – Our God is the same God. You may think now that you own Him as you wish to own our land, but you cannot. He is the God of man, and His compassion is equal for red man and the white. The Earth is precious to Him, and to harm the Earth is to heap contempt on its creator. The whites too shall pass, perhaps sooner than all other tribes.

But in your perishing you will shine brightly, fired by the strength of the God who brought you to this land and for some special purpose gave you dominion over this land and over the red man. That destiny is a mystery to us, for we do not understand when the buffalo are slaughtered, the wild horses tamed, the secret corners of the forest heavy with scent of many men, and the view of the ripe hills blotted by talking wires. Where is the thicket? Gone. Where is the Eagle? Gone. The end of living and the beginning of survival.”

Attributed to Chief Seattle.


“How do we treat and work with what’s given to us, with respect and integrity?” asks the CAP ‘goat’.

“How do we use and work with time and resources, incl. our body in a way that’s sustainable, rather than exploiting and abusive?”

Simple, yet not always easy questions to ask, in our modern ‘matrix’ – which is changing. Every step in the right direction counts.

Not just ‘Less is More’ (which is still based on giving higher value to ‘more’), but actually ‘Less is Fulfilling’ says the CAP goat. Carrying (and owning and managing) less definitely frees up energies, not just on the mountain, but in life in general.


Vibrant Goat

Vibrant Country Goat (can’t tell you where it came from, and whether someone ‘owns’ it, but it wanted to join the Astro~News 🙂 


Inquiring and diving into essence is powerful, says PLUTO, now in CAP, catalyzed by MERCURY.

SUN / PLU / MER in CAP remind us that very action from the spirit of integrity, aligned with core truth and basic common sense contributes energetically, and empowers immediately.

So let’s purge what’s redundant, has outlived its purpose, isn’t in alignment (anymore, with the consciousness of now).

Let’s honour, and work with resources (incl. inner hidden, buried, and unused ones, says MERCURY retro in CAP, approaching PLUTO), and build in quality consciousness.

And the desire to own and control (mid-CAP with TAU undertone) can be transformed (PLUTO) into deep appreciation of (its) Nature.


A ceremony to mark the transition from the old to the new consciousness, and invoke universal power (PLUTO) would be very apropos this New Moon.

Soul Power is what we’re deeply moved to connect with now.

This quote (from Loving Each Day) found me the other day: “The spark of God individualized within each human being is the Soul, which is the basic element of our existence. The Soul is forever connected to God. The connection is perfect and intimate; it is the source from which we draw our life.” – John-Roger. D.S.S.


Time to bring out the PLUTO Powered CAP NEW MOON chart

The CAP NEW MOON will be at 5:13 pm PST today Jan 9.


CAP NM 2016 Card T-Square


The chart shows the SUN / MOON / PLUTO alignment in CAP, apex of a Cardinal T-square, and MERCURY retro approaching them (Mercury will meet them all between Jan 10 and 22).

  • What matters most, and has priority? Deep check-in on essential values.
  • What is the best way of using our time and resources?
  • What is unused and available (sitting in a hidden spot – maybe IN us)?
  • How can… be used for the highest purpose?
  • How can we contribute to the Big Shift – in our world and life – even with ‘small acts of  kindness and service (MERCURY retro in late CAP trines JUPITER / North Node in VIR (exactly Jan 14)?
  • What comes UP and OUT now for transformation and purification, re: old ancestral burdens, shame, control, and disempowerment? How can the energy itself (without the story) sustain you?
  • What is a purpose, project, or responsibility that would be timely and fulfilling now?
  • How do you contribute to energy-through-simplicity?
  • What is simple but effective, as it sustains and regenerates you? Maybe a certain practice (JUPITER in VIR)?


And yes, the CAP ‘stellium’ of New Moon, Pluto, together with approaching  MERCURY forms the apex / outlet of a T-square from URANUS in ARIES, and LILITH in LIBRA – which is (with PLUTO as the apex) in effect until end of Feb.

More about the Cardinal T-square in one of the next blog posts: * Winter T-square to PLUTO in CAP in effect until Feb 2016, exact every Fri / Sat, via the MOON: Integrating the 2012 – 2015 (R)Evolutionary Changes.

Keeping it simple here… and just pointing it out. PLUTO in CAP is the outlet:

Soul Power guides us through the transformation of consciousness, and helps us integrate the deep changes that have been happening already.


* A Brief Look at the Numbers

What I noticed with the New Moon date is that it falls on 01 / 09. So we have the # 9 of completion (very Capricornian too) and # 1 of new beginnings (very Aries) in combination. And from the Lunar perspective, a cycle closes, and another one opens. In this case a huge one, with PLUTO involved.

Seems like we get (Mercurial) messages from several angles and sources. I encourage you to tune in and hear what the deepest intrinsic guidance says to you about the essence of this time.


* Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 19°13’ CAP

Wow, another confirming synchronicity: Just found this AFTER coming home from a devotional Kirtan practice that I found very powerful and unifying, for the connection in commUnity, and within myself. 🙂


Choir Graphic

Gospel Choir hardly hidden 🙂 – Pixabay Public Domain Graphic



Keynote: The fulfillment of the individual’s creative function through his / her participation in a group performance consecrated to a transcendent realization of unity.

In great cathedrals and other religious edifices the choir is normally hidden behind the altar or above the nave. It symbolizes thus more perfectly the supernal harmony of ‘heaven’ – or the music of the spheres. The ideal of social participation is exalted to its highest manifestation, for the choir also represents the multifaceted and polyphonic unity of the community and its transcendent state of perfect harmony. Within this harmony the individual who has overcome his egocentric separateness and developed his / her higher consciousness finds fulfillment in superpersonal togetherness.

This symbol presents us with the purest form of group-harmony, the most basic yet most difficult fulfillment of the social state. At the level of the individual person this ‘hidden choir’ would refer to the polyphonic integration of all faculties in their most spiritual manifestation: the ideal of PLENITUDE of being.”

This symbol shows us a (perhaps ideal, yet inspiring) model for transformational, fulfilling, regenerative, shared ‘working with freely available energies’ . Very cool – also apropos PLUTO in CAP. Where’s the ‘hidden choir’ in your world?



© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger