Archive | June, 2016

* The Dance of MARS (going out of retro on June 29!) & CHIRON (going retro on June 27): What Moves Us…?

27 Jun

TWO big Astro~News this week, feat. CHIRON, MARS, and their ‘Friendship’.

‘In Order of Appearance’:

* CHIRON in late PISCES goes retro tomorrow June 27 (until Dec 1 – yearly 5 months retro):
Inner Journey with the ‘Medicine of Unity and Flow’.

* MARS in late SCORPIO goes direct (has been retro since Apr  17) on  Wed June 29:
Out of Deep Inner Change – How to Move from (T)Here? 

PLUS:

MARS and CHIRON, both simultaneously in slow ‘stationary’ turnaround mode, have been since early June (and continue to be until end of July) travelling parallel, in beneficial (‘friendship’ like) Water Trine flow with each other:
Opportunities for change from the depth (SCO), as we connect, stay open and flexible, surrender, ask and receive, and tune into the energy field where all is ONE (PI).

 

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You might have felt the retro-active ‘bite’ and ‘sting’ from MARS in SCO over the last while more than the rather subtle CHIRON effect in PI (which has been going on since 2010, and continues to be influential until 2018).

MARS is sharper, more distinct and direct, and a ‘personal planet’, representing the Warrior Archetype. MARS seldomly goes retro (every 2 years, for 2 1/2 months) – a bigger deal than CHIRON retro (yearly).

So, let’s start the journey of planetary awareness with MARS and its shift now, before bringing CHIRON, and then their alignment into the picture…


* MARS in late SCORPIO goes direct (has been retro since Apr  17) on  Wed June 29:
Out of Deep Inner Change – How to Move from Here?

 

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Mars – Hubble Space Telescope (NASA)

 

Believe it or not: MARS actually WILL stop going retro, and turn around again… Count-down’s on – June 29 is the ‘official date’ for the ‘gear shift’.

MARS went retro on Apr 17 – seems ages ago… from early SAG, and over the ‘Phoenix Point’ back ‘into the Ashes’ on May 27a big dose of SCORPIO MARS this year (since Jan 3!).

Lots of scenarios that could have ‘bitten’ us, and showed where the ‘stingers of life’ trigger old hidden wounds.

Maybe when we ‘lashed out’, or when we took it out on ourselves it backfired…?

We had to face all sorts of inner / old ‘demons’, incl. voices of the inner egoic saboteur that is at war with the world and with oneself.

 

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J / H

 

  • May the Inner and Outer Masculine be naturally RE-empowered so that over-compensation with violence and aggression decreases!
  • May we uncover what we’ve been hiding (out of shame or need for control)!
  • May the forces that keep us in the dark, separate, and even self destructive, be unmasked, and met with the bright light of Truth and Love!
  • May separative and aggressive behavior AGAINST something or others turn into natural passion FOR something!
  • May the Scorpionic Alchemy do its Work in the depth!
  • And may we enter July with a regenerated and transformed sense of Self!

 

Let’s look at the SABIAN SYMBOL of the MARS turnaround degree (23° 03′ SCO), for more synchronistic divination insight. I’d intuitively and logically (almost back to 23° SCO) suggest here to take a look at both 23° and 24° SCO:

 

23° SCO:
“A RABBIT METAMORPHOSES INTO A NATURE SPIRIT.

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Rabbit Epiphany (first one I ever saw in the park – in 16 years) – Photo by Melanie, June 2016

Keynote: The raising of animal drives to a higher level.

The rabbit is traditionally a symbol of overabundance of progeny, thus a great stress on procreative and sexual processes. “Nature spirits,” on the other hand, represent the higher aspect of life energies, as they are said to guide those normally invisible forces controlling the growth of all living organisms, particularly in the vegetable kingdom. Thus the symbol refers to the transmutation of the generative power into a more ethereal and subtle form of potency.
This… symbol brings a new dimension to the preceding two. Whether it is the sexual desire for a progeny, or aggressiveness, the instinctual urge can be raised to a new level. The course can become subtle through a process of TRANSSUBSTANTIATON.”

 

24° SCO:
“AFTER HAVING HEARD AN INSPIRED INDIVIDUAL DELIVER HIS ‘SERMON ON THE MOUNT’, CROWDS ARE RETURNING HOME.

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Arunachala, Southern India (Tamil Nadu). The Sacred Mountain to Shiva the Transformer

Keynote: The need to incorporate inspiring experiences and teachings into everyday living.

Today we hear a great deal about ‘peak experiences’ (Maslow). The great problem facing everyone who has had such experiences is how to assimilate what has been felt, seen, or heard, and how to let it transform his / her everyday consciousness and behaviour. If this is not done the experience may turn confusing or toxic, and perhaps destructive of the integrity of the person.
This… symbol suggests to us what has to be done, or how to do it. The ‘return home’ from the high mountain, or from any ‘upper chamber’ of the consciousness, may lead to a sense of oppression by the normal realities of existence, or else the soul that has been illuminated may retain enough of that light to transfigure every daily situation. This is the great CHALLENGE TO TRANSFORMATION.”

 

Wow, deep guidance in both symbols, and even more so, combined…

In my understanding, applied to the MARS retro-to-direct phase:
Yes, Martian primal drives and clear direction (“This is what I want and where I’m going!”) have been withdrawn and redirected, actions sabotaged,  derailed, delayed and postponed, which could have been very frustrating for the ego side that wants what it wants. Which could have produced a kind of ‘shadow boxing’ scenario. Not so ‘sexy’ on the surface… but maybe something else has been more important…:

 

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  • Meeting the ‘inner demons and dragons’, repressed, ‘dark’ qualities that have us fight with ourselves, often sabotage and disempower ourselves. Once purged and transformed, these energies turn into powerful allies.
  • Inner, old battles, repressed anger couldn’t stay ‘in the closet’ any longer. They had to be met, head-on, purged and transformed, maybe cathartically so.
  • Uncovering and re-discovering our deeper motivations and passions. The Magic Within.
  • Maybe some of these inner, rather psychological, forces have had us project onto the outside world, become externally aggressive, or we channeled them unconsciously into our sexual desires and actions (MARS on an outer level). MARS retro had us go inward, meet them for what they are, and have the inner transformational process be done by the ‘Spirit of (our inner) Nature‘.

This much for my take on the RABBIT Metamorphosis Symbol…

 

And what’s with the second Symbol about ‘Coming HOME from the Mountain’?

This ‘Martian Mountain’ was rather a deep inner cave, or perhaps a PLUTOnic ‘Shiva Mountain‘ like Arunachala.
After the deep, intimate process with the inner ‘Guru’ (which literally means: The One who guides from the Darkness to the Light) this Spring, the Martian challenge is now to bring the benefits of this ‘fermenting process’ out into ‘our world’,  into our actions.

 

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Morpho rhetenor rhetenor MHNT

 

You can most likely access the MARS Retro and Direct theme in the area of life related to late SCO to early SAG in your chart (Which house? Any planets there?).
In doubt, ask me. Happy to determine it for / with you if I already have your chart.
We can do a short (20 – 30 min) MARS Review and Outlook session too.

 

In the meantime…

* CHIRON in late PISCES goes retro tomorrow June 27 (until Dec 1 – yearly 5 months retro):
Inner Journey with the ‘Medicine of Unity and Flow’.

 

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Big Wave Surfer Maya Gabeira – Adventurous Example of the PI and VIR Balance

 

Ahhh, ultimately we are and it IS all ONE.
When we’re feeling separate, and out of the natural oceanic Unity Consciousness the ‘Wound‘ of CHIRON in PI these years (2010 – 2018!) can be sensed as overwhelm, chaos, ‘going under’, in the wave of all these converging influences. Everything is coming together – and falling apart. Nothing is ‘solid’ and ‘reliable’ anymore.
All IS interconnected, interdependent, fluid, and impermanent. 
Buddhist and other timeless wisdom teachings have always pointed that out.
Now we’re in a collective Oneness Initiation, in the multi-dimensional ‘Field’, esp. since NEPTUNE is also in PI (2012 – 2026!).

  • How can the ‘Wound’ (that we experience when we identify with our ‘separate identity’) show us where the ‘Medicine’ lays?
  • When we have been about to ‘give up’ could / can we ask for help, on all dimensions – and accept it?
  • What helps us re-connect with and surrender into Unity, Oneness, and: Deeper, vaster LOVE that IS…., and naturally ‘ride the waves’?

Where late PI is in your chart you might feel the ‘wound’ but that’s also your access to tune into the Medicine of Flow and Unity, Surrender and Acceptance (also of help from all dimensions).

 

MARS and CHIRON, both simultaneously in slow ‘stationary’ turnaround mode, have been since early June (and continue to be until end of July) travelling parallel, in beneficial (‘friendship’ like) Water Trine flow with each other:
Opportunities for change from the depth (SCO), as we connect, stay open and flexible, surrender, ask and receive, and tune into the energy field where all is ONE (PI).

 

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Random Rose Blessing – Photo by Melanie, June 2016

 

What a gift, to see and experience how the inward dive into the depth of our Scorpionic ‘corners’ has been supported by the Medicine of Unity!
Big Gratitude!

Love and Blessings on the Journey! ❤

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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* JUPITER meets the Lunar North Node in VIRGO on June 25: Initiation into Wholeness

24 Jun

VIRGO themes have been magnified and ‘expanded’ over the last year, since JUPITER, in its 12-year cycle, entered last August the sign of health, wellness, wholeness, service, and alignment.

Big misunderstanding about the astrological effect of JUPITER: It doesn’t just automatically make things ‘good’ and ‘lucky’ – that’s the superficial stereotype, not the Archetype.
With ‘expansive’ JUPITER the themes around its transiting area get bigger, magnified, so that we can SEE (JUPITER literally rules sight, as in eye sight and insight, and outlook) better what’s going on, and what the opportunities for growth (which could mean: outgrowing an old conditioning) are.
So let’s look at it this way…:

Have you also experienced more ‘problems’, ‘technical issues’, misalignment, illness, dysfunctionality, practical things to figure out, fix, and work out, showed up, maybe much more than ‘usually’, in the last while, and over the last year?

“I thought JUPITER was a ‘good thing’!”
Well, with JUPITER things get bigger so that they can get better…

So it’s for example also an opportunity to learn how to become more savvy and self sufficient.
I had my own share of it, playing itself out on my computer… the technician in Delhi who worked via remote control for hours in my computer said in the end, after I had asked him educated questions round updates and drivers (from ‘boot camp experiences’ over the last months):”You’re becoming really tech savvy…”. Well, yeah, something I wouldn’t have chosen to go into, since it’s not my genre but hey, gotta know something about what’s ‘under the hood’.


JUPITER in VIRGO gives us incentive to bring ‘order into chaos’, in our daily life and ‘operations’, to be grounded in a practical, organized way, a
nd to align ourselves with what brings us back to health and wellness, where we operate best.

I know many people with VIRGO accentuation, clients, friends, and my extended family, who’ve had a lot of health issues to deal with over the last year.
The holistic body-mind-spirit ‘system’ showing where things are not aligned and ‘well’ / whole. Symptoms are signals that want to show us something we need to SEE in a BIGGER way…


I’d love to support you and your loved ones with holistic, archetypal astrological perspective if you / they are open to a process that leads to growth from within.
Please feel welcome to contact me any time. 

JUPITER in VIR might bring up (in our conditioned personality) hyper self-consciousness, ‘smallness’, inadequacy, non-perfection.
In ueber-VIR mode, we may tend towards perfectionism, often out of overcompensation for ‘not feeling (good) enough’, and that we have to prove ourselves through ‘doing’. A lot of these limiting patterns that keep us ‘small’ would have become more obvious and ‘bigger’ too, under JUPITER in VIR, so that we can outgrow them through self awareness, and (maybe self-)mentoring.
Practice IS perfect, has therefore been one of my favourite JUPITER in VIR mantras.
And it is good to know that actually, we are whole and complete, as Soul, as Self.

 

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Virgo and Mercury, by Johfra Bosschart – As Above so Below… Bringing “Heaven to Earth”, and Working in Integrity and Alignment with the Higher Self.

What a beautiful, deeply symbolic depiction of VIRGO the Priestess of purity and integrity…

How have you brought yourself back into integrity this year, into Operating from soul and Higher Self?

Gratitude for the ‘little’ / not-so-little things, like health, being able to being of service, the gifts of nature on a daily basis that we often ignore…. Adopting little rituals and health routines could have been other gifts of JUPITER in VIR.

Still time to ‘harvest’ those, and put then into our ‘cosmic basket’ this Summer – JUPITER will be in VIR for 2 1/2 more months, until Sept 09.

JUPITER turned direct in mid-May, and will speed up in the next while – chance are we actually reap its benefits also externally more clearly, with things improving, and operating more smoothly (maybe because we’ve done lots of ‘homework’ in the last while). It’s becoming also much easier to ‘get organized’, ‘tackle a project’, figure out what’s the best way of being of service, and get back to health and wellness – generally speaking.

 

Additionally, the Lunar North Node has been in VIR too, since Oct 2015, until May 2017. A cosmic incentive to do what’s in alignment with our Higher Self (as mentioned, VIRGO loves that ‘vertical alignment’), and honour our inner ‘Priestess’ in her ‘Temple of Wellness and Sacred Service’.

A ‘highlight’ time for all our placements in VIR is on now end of June, exact tomorrow June 25, when JUPITER and the North Node align / trade places (JUP goes forward, while the Nodes, as always, go retro) in mid-VIR. You can see the alignment already in the Full Moon and Solstice charts in the last posts.
A double (JUP and NN) incentive, boost, and opportunity.

JUPITER and North Node in VIR are also counter-balanced by NEPTUNE and CHIRON in PISCES where the Universe ‘provides’, where we are all / IT is ALL connected.

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The MOON in PISCES in unison with NEPTUNE tomorrow Sat June 25, and with CHIRON on Sun June 26 accentuates the need for BALANCE.

So maybe a ‘marriage’ of both the VIRGO and the PISCES qualities is to see how things that are meant to happen align sooo nicely – but some human Piscean flexibility and a little Virgoan ‘work on it’ is necessary too – and sooo rewarding!
And when they aren’t aligned (VIRGOan discernment helps) – can we let them go, with ease and grace? All good, all ONE.

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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* Summer SoUlstice 2016 on June 20, at 3:36 pm PDT: Sacred Stand-Still & Turning Point

20 Jun

Happy SUMMER SOLSTICE!

We are celebrating the longest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere (as the SUN has reached the Tropic of CANCER) – one of the four sacred turning points of the year (Summer and Winter Solstice, and Spring and Fall Equinox).

Solstice means literally ‘Standstill of the Sun’.

 

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Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Ostara / Spring Equinox, Beltane, LITHA / Summer Solstice, Lughnassad, Mabon, Samhain, Yule, and Imbolc.

 

Apparently, from the perspective of the Northern Hemisphere, the SUN has reached its maximum range of the Ecliptic, and is now overhead the Tropic of CANCER, ‘producing’ the longest day time hours, before ‘receding’.

 

And if you live in the Southern Hemisphere, the ‘arch’ of the SUN is the smallest and lowest now, reaching Winter Solstice. (Your Summer Solstice is when, through the Earth tilt, the Sun is overhead the Tropic of Capricorn – longest days for you guys and gals).

Happy WINTER SOLSTICE, dear reader in the Southern Hemisphere, esp. Australia and South Africa!

Back to our ‘Northern turf’:

As you can see in http://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/canada/victoria, we are actually 2 weeks in Solstice mode:

16 hrs and 06 – 07 min of day time this whole week in Victoria BC, culminating tomorrow June 20 / 21, with 16 hrs and 06 min. and 47 sec., the absolute maximum of the year. June 21 will be 7 hours and 48 minutes longer than the Winter Solstice (Dec 21)! And next week, the day time will recede very slowwwly.

 

* STANDSTILL & SPIRALING Vibes abound – not ‘just’ through the SoUlstice SUN

 

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Chartres Labyrinth

 

A Turnaround Time it IS, in many ways.

Our Planetary SoUlar System ‘Family’ mirrors that this month:

 

MARS, CHIRON, URANUS, and NEPTUNE are ALL in stationary mode, and SATURN retro is slowing down too!

Plus, the Square between SATURN in SAG (“Where are we / where is this going???”) and NEPTUNE in PI (“LET go.”), exact again (for the 2nd out of 3 times) on Fri (June 17) adds to the Spiraling Effect.

 

In other words, these planets have just recently, or are in the process of changing direction from direct (forward from Earth perspective) to retro (CHIRON – June 27, URANUSJuly 29, and NEPTUNE – June 13), or from retro to direct (MARS – June 29). They prompt us to turn soulward, and ‘thread ourselves’ with these archetypal human experiences through the ‘eye of the karmic needle’, while SATURN retro / soon stationary in SAG calls us to go into deep inner Heart Truth, and the transpersonal, collective energies of PLUTO are transforming us, through the ‘birth canal of consciousness’. MARS stationary in late SCO, the Zodiac energy related to PLUTO is a deep provocative catalyst to process what has been hidden and covered ‘in the dark’.

All these stationary / retro planets end of June / in July are focal points, and their archetypal energy naturally spirals inward / backward – soulward.

 

We are called go backwards / inwards, for REsolve and RElease, esp. when it comes to low and unconscious vibrations of…

MARS in SCO: Vengeance and self sabotaging ‘aggression’, ‘cold war’.

CHIRON in PI: Old shame, vulnerability, and wounds that turn into our ‘shamanic scars’.

URANUS in AR: Old RE-actionary, hectic, survival stress.

NEPTUNE in PI: Old overwhelm, confusion, delusions, addictions, ways of ‘checking out’ and giving up.

And SATURN: Old REpetitive patterns, karma, obstacles, limitations, blocks, pain, ‘excess luggage’

 

…and find inside the more conscious vibrations of:

MARS in SCO-to-SAG (will go direct on June 29, and cross over the ‘Phoenix Point’ on Aug 3): Transformed, and naturally deeply empowered Masculine arising!

CHIRON in PI (will go retro on June 27): The ‘wound’ carries the Medicine. Unity heals.

URANUS in AR (will go retro on July 29): Liberation into the vibrant NOW.

NEPTUNE in PI (went retro on June 13): Dropping into Unity Consciousness, in the Unified Field.

 

Here is the SUMMER SO(U)LSTICE ‘Birth Chart’:

 

Summer Solstice 2016

Check out the Mutable Cross that’s forming again – active throughout June, now re-energized through MERCURY –  SO important to find stillness in the ‘hub of the wheel’ – given all the centrifugal mutable impulses…

A perfect time for inquiry, and to communicate from a place of perspective about what we have ‘conceived’ on a higher / deeper level of consciousness, even ‘just’ since the GEM New Moon on June 4.

 

The recent SQUARE from SATURN retro in SAG to NEPTUNE stationary / retro in PI asks us:

How can we navigate the unknown and ever changing?

If we identify with SATURN, and would rather have control and a clear orientation we might get frustrated when things don’t turn out the way we expected them to be. Disappointment can show up – reminding us that we had an attachment to the outcome. Going with the flow and adapting, surfing with the situation is rather the way to let-go.

What would the inner spiritual (NEPTUNE) teacher / guide / guru (SATURN) say to this situation that’s out of control?

 

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Voyager Tarot card V – Hierophant (the Spiritual Teacher). Activation with Crystals, Rock, and Ganesh, and Photo by Melanie

 

As those of you who have come to private sessions or group experiences know, the Voyager Tarot loves to be ‘married’ and synergized with Astrology…

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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* ‘Blue Galactic’ SAG – GEM Full Moon (II) (June 20): Honouring and Building Tribes in Integrity

20 Jun

Welcome, dear Reader in the Astro Spirit Tribe, to this Summer SoUlstice Full Moon Cosmic Update!

While we’re honouring our Fathers and Forefathers (not just) today, the count-down is ON, for the FULL MOON on the very, very end of Spring, just 11 hrs before Summer Solstice!
Both ‘events’ happen tomorrow Mon June 20! – in the Western World – June 21 will be Summer Solstice in CET and East of that.

This will be the second SAG – GEM Full Moon this year (the first one was on May 21, on the first day of GEMINI) – a ‘Blue Moon’, zodiac wise 🙂

The Full Moon will be at the very end of SAG (pointing to the Galactic Centre!) – I call the SAG – CAP cusp also ‘Integrity Point’ of the Zodiac….

What a powerful energy guiding us into the Sacred Turning Point of the Summer Solstice!

 

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Fragrant Discovery… Rose Garden Bounty – Photo by Melanie, June 2016

 

Here’s a brief INTRO / OVERVIEW, for those of you who’d like the gist of things first, or are not up for the full-on menu:

How have you been moving with the energies lately?

What’s moving you?

MOVEMENT has been a big theme lately, catalyzed by the Mutable Grand Cross that the GEMINI New Moon on June 4 ‘came with’ – remember? Or have things moved and shaken so much in your life that 2 weeks seem ages ago – all new and different now?

And even if outer movement, going here or there, according to OUR own expectations / agenda, or based on ‘old stories’ has been frustrated and not available, that’s completely ‘normal’ under SATURN in SAG retrograde, and MARS in SCO retro too.

Both are celestial pointers to go inward-backward, and

  • Find our Heart’s Calling first, before aiming to go here or there, since SATURN retro in SAG – still until Aug 13, teaches us a big deal about: It matters first where we come from, before we go ANYWHERE.
  • Another priority has been to bravely approach those dark, hidden, shadowy corners in our psyche and ‘underbelly’ that we usually hide, even from ourselves, AND to find magic and power through transformation of what has been repressed in us, from within, and / or from ‘the past’ (MARS retro in SCO).
  • Just yesterday, June 18,  MARS retro / stationary in SCO was into exact quincunx alignment with URANUS in AR. This transit is in effect (due to MARS’s and URANUS’s slow motion these weeks) since mid-June, and until end of July!
    What’s the gist of their combined energies, in ‘weird and wonderful quincunx’ (5 signs apart)?
    Breakthroughs, revelations, and surprises. Expect the unexpected! Not ‘just’ outwardly in the news etc., but also, and especially, from the inside out.

How about a transformed, and naturally deeply empowered Masculine (MARS retro-to-direct in SCO on June 29) emerging (UR in AR), and stepping forward, in the face of sad recent phenomena of old-world-consciousness that bears violence and wars, through the ‘matrix’ of competition / separation / separateness?

That’s what I hold space for, and invite into our world, (not only) on this Father’s Day weekend!

 

SUMMER 2016 starts with the Full Moon pointing to the Galactic Centre (very end of SAG) where we are called to bring our spirited wisdom (SAG) into manifestation (CAP), and where stories (SAG) turn into traditions (CAP). Therefore I call that Zodiac energy also ‘Integrity Point’. That’s the Winter Solstice Point in fact – the SUN crosses it on Dec 21.

 

Today, Sunday, June 19, I was honoured to attend  the Aboriginal Cultural Festival here in Victoria – on Coast Salish Land, with a very moving tour to the Totem Poles with aboriginal artist and anthropologist Andy Everson, stories about their ways of connecting with the Ancestors, their making, their symbolism… and how aboriginal culture had been violated and outlawed, after ‘first contact’ with the colonialists, out of ignorance and arrogance. Thankfully, many peoples persevered (and went ‘underground’) to retain their traditions. How to reconcile, how to honour….?!

Honouring and speaking from the wisdom of the ancestors, our tribe, our origin, our traditions, and Walking out Talk are all big themes for this Full Moon on the SAG / CAP cusp, opposite the SUN on the GEM / CAN cusp.

  • What are you called to speak and act on behalf of?
  • What are the stories and traditions that you pass on?
  • What is our tribe and what are our ancestors anyhow, in this multi-dimensional world? Ancestors and Tribes by blood, through history, through the land and place we share, in spirit…

 

 

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Totems of the Land – Photo by Melanie, June 2016. This one shows how the supernatural Thunderbird reveals a Human inside. As Andy Everson explained, the Totem Animals can transform, and shed their skin, to show the Inner Human – we’re all deeply connected.

 

 
Well, and then, the Galactic Centre with its Supermassive Black Hole https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galactic_Center that the Full Moon in very late SAG points to is also an energetic ‘Rabbit Hole’ – where anything can happen…

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Rabbit Epiphany (first one I ever saw in the park – in 16 years) – Photo by Melanie, June 2016

 

Some of us, in the Embodied Astrology constellation group on Thursday stepped into this Vortex of the Unknown, the Unknowable, more than ‘just’ a magical place. Sublime emptiness… also tapping into the vibrations of SATURN square NEPTUNE (their aspect was – for the second time – exact yesterday June 17) – a container for the intangible, ineffable… the ‘Hub of the Wheel’.

 

And here is the ‘FULL MENU’ with Chart:

* ‘Blue Galactic’ SAG – GEM Full Moon (II) (June 20)Honouring and Building Tribes in Integrity

 

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Honouring Traditions, and passing them on to the young ones – Photo by Melanie, Aboriginal Cultural Festival June 16 – 19, 2016. So honoured to having witnessed teachings and traditional dances today, and being welcomed here on this land.

 

The SAG – GEM Full Moon (II – since the first one this year occurred on May 21) will be exact at 4:02 am PDT tomorrow MoOnday June 20.

Tonight will be the Full Moon night.

While tomorrow night will be the Summer Solstice night.

 

Let’s dive right IN, and hear what the astrological Full Moon energies have to say:

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So there is the Full Moon polarity that calls us to ‘marry’ these opposites:

 

The  SUN and VENUS on the GEM / CAN Summer Solstice point, and the MOON at the end of SAG, on the Winter Solstice ‘Integrity’ point / cusp with CAP, approaching PLUTO (their exact encounter will be on Tue June 21 at 12:16 pm PDT).

Can you feel the pull between the two?

  • The de-light-ful, youthful, playful, butterfly and fairy like energy of GEM / CAN that likes to ‘sample’ the multiplicity of life. It’s a ‘sibling / family’ vibe, kids running around and playing. Life is young, so much to learn… and flirt with.
  • The more ‘wise and ancient’ energy of the SAG / CAP cusp, where we are called to be the grown-ups, the ones we were looking for or looking up to, and walk our wisdom.

And nowadays / -years (2008 – 2023), with PLUTO in CAP, we’re called to be the change-making grown-ups in this age, and live from deep integrity, sustained by and stewarding the Earth, yet also transform suppressed energies of our ancestors, and not carry inner sabotaging burdens.

Yep, definitely a more ‘weighty’ energy over there with MOON / PLUTO.  But as I said, not meant to be depressing or paralyzing (even though that can be a ‘side effect’ of the change-as-in-purge). Old structures whose vibes we carry are slowly transforming, and there is more lightness on the other side. It’s like using clean energy and resources that don’t rape and pollute the Earth anymore, and to come back in alignment with Natural Law.

URANUS in AR has something to say about that element of renewal, innovation, and awakening.

 

  • So what could a Bridge between these ‘two sides’ of SUN / VENUS and MOON / PLUTO on the Solstice Points look like?

Literally, a multi-generational CommUnity Building, where young ones and Elders are naturally in the tribe. And ‘Tribe’ can happen in many ways: through biological family / historical-emotional connection, affinity / resonance with one another, common purpose to build something that also gives a sense of belonging, Spirit tribe… you name it.

I’d suggest, with PLUTO in CAP, what matters is the Soul Connection, Soul Work, Soul Purpose.

 

  • Other ‘players’ involved in the picture are:

Another mutable T-square / soon Grand Cross (similar to the one at the GEM New Moon), now with MERCURY in mid GEM involved, in the Zodiac area of the New Moon on June 4:

What has been conceived then can be communicated and connected now. Maybe literally new connections with like-minded people were made, and new movement, new gatherings and building result from there. On the Summer SoUlstice (see chart below) the Grand Cross starts to come into effect.

 

  • In that mutable energy is also quite a magnet: JUPITER and the Lunar North Node, united (exact on June 25) in mid VIR. A rare alignment – last time in Feb 2009 in AQ. Special feature Astro~News blog to follow, closer to the day.

For now-here / first impression: Also an incentive and opportunities for Integrity, and (Re-)Alignment – important themes for VIR.

 

  • Finally, MARS is stationary now (slowly turning around from retro to direct – yes, indeed! – exact on June 29) while going into aspect relationships with stationary

CHIRON in PI, via trine, and with stationary URANUS in AR, via quincunx. Special MARS Retro-to-Direct Feature below!

This weekend, June 18 / 19, MARS retro / stationary in SCO went into exact quincunx with URANUS in AR. This transit is in effect (due to MARS’s and also URANUS’s slow motion these weeks) since mid-June until end of July! What’s the gist of their combined energies, in ‘weird and wonderful quincunx’ (5 signs apart)?
Breakthroughs, revelations, and surprises. Expect the unexpected! Not ‘just’ outwardly in the news etc., but also, and especially, from the inside out (MARS retro to direct on June 29). How about a transformed, and naturally deeply empowered Masculine (MARS retro-to-soon-direct in SCO) emerging (UR in AR), and stepping forward, in the face of sad recent phenomena of old-world-violence and competition / separation consciousness? That’s what I hold space for, and invite into our world.

The MARS – URANUS quincunx was already exact on Feb 5 when MARS was direct (yes! MARS has been in SCO for the longest time, since Jan 3!), now it happens again under MARS retro, and finally again under MARS direct, on July 13. A lot going on this year that stirs up old hidden, dark, shadowy spots in the collective human and personal psyche (MARS in SCO), to be released into the light of what’s here-now, awake and ready for rebirth (URANUS in AR). AR is ruled by MARS, so no wonder if there are flare-ups of aggression and provocative ‘stings’ as part of the process…. The present MARS retro phase calls us to own and transmute our inner, old stuff related to it. In July is the final quincunx, an integration phase.

Simultaneously, we’re also under the influence of an auspicious trine from MARS retro with CHIRON in PI. The most recent, ‘middle’ contact was already exact on June 12, the first one on Feb 9, and the last one will be on July 17. Goes to show, both aspects between MARS and URANUS, and MARS and CHIRON are synchronized.

The Water Trine between MARS and CHIRON brings out deep vulnerability, but also the Medicine of unity, forgiveness, release (CHIRON in PI), as we bravely go into the ‘uncomfortable’, and allow things to be transformed and healed. Also, lots of things stirred up now, under the stationary / MARS retro ‘middle’ aspect. To be integrated this Summer.

Loooots been going on in healing and liberation processes for many of us, since early this year!!!

Now, in June and July, is a big phase for forgiveness on all levels, and setting ‘us and them’ free!

That too is part of living and building in integrity, together with our human and more personal Tribes.

 

* Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon Degree

The FULL MOON will be at 29° 32’ SAG (see chart above)

30° SAG says:

Pope Francis Blessing

“THE POPE, BLESSING THE FAITHFUL.

Keynote:

The need to pay homage to traditional values upon which the invisible community of the spirit is built.

The concrete integration of myriads of human individuals within a great religious institution with a long tradition reflects, as well as having produced century after century, an invisible spiritual community. The “flag bearer” (26 SAG) has now become the “Pope”, who assumes the role of God’s representative on Earth. It is a role, but culture is based on embodying great images and deeply moving symbols in physical reality. The symbol asks of the individual: “Are you willing to live a transpersonal life as a symbol?” This is the final and supreme statement of that section of the cycle  of the year, represented by Sagittarius.

This concludes Scene 18. A collectivity of human beings is seen having “transferred” their sense of spiritual value to a man who has become the incarnation of their common ideal. Keywords: PERSONALIZED WORSHIP. It can be a blessings, and in some cases a curse.”

 

Wow, quite interesting… brings up a few questions:

  • Who and what IS the ultimate spiritual (SAG) authority (leading over to CAP)? Another theme related to Integrity
    Does it have to be transferred onto a person as a leader / model / guru? How can we tap into that sense of inner authority (also now activated through SATURN retro in SAG)?!
  • And: Are we willing and able to live the transpersonal life? Reminds me of the term and notion coined by C.G. Jung: “Living a Symbolic Life” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Symbolic_Life . To which I’d add: Can we, rather than taking so much of what happens ‘to’ us, personally, ‘take it transpersonally’, by which I don’t indicate to ‘escape’ but to disengage from getting into sticky mind story, and gaining perspective and a witnessing perspective.

 

Interesting / synchronous also that Pope Francis (born Dec 17, 1936) has his SUN at the very end of SAG, not far from this degree, in fact in the Galactic Centre

And he made news just yesterday, provocatively proclaiming that the majority of Catholic marriages are invalid, since the partners aren’t fully aware / educated when entering the Sacrament what’s really involved with that commitment. A matter of integrity also… http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/pope-marriages-invalid-1.3640107

 

With Blessings of Integrity and in Cosmic ComMOONity!
Melanie

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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* Neptunian June: Surfing the Waves of ONEness, Navigating the Seas of Change ~ NEPTUNE in PISCES is going retro on June 13, and SATURN square NEPTUNE # 2 (out of 3) on June 17

12 Jun

Have you been overwhelmed, in a maze, Blues, blah mode, aimless, passive, confused, maybe even depressed, drifting, dreaming, feeling disillusioned, disappointed, feeling like checking out and escaping ‘reality’ lately,  and / or ‘hooked’ on something that has turned into an addiction?

Seems like you’re tuning into a low grade expression of NEP-TUNE’s turnaround mode, and of the Square from SATURN in SAG. Which can easily happen…

 

Neptune

Neptunian ‘Portrait’ by NASA’s Hubble – Doesn’t it look like tie dyed? 🙂

 

NEPTUNE is a V.I.P. (Very Important Planet) this month, since it’s on a turnaround course (twice a year) from Earth perspective, exact on June 13, hence moving very slowly, and becoming an energetic focal point, AND will be squared by SATURN (exact on June 17!). It’s a good idea to be aware of the NEPTUNE Archetype, and able to recognize what’s up when we’re getting ‘hooked’, what alternative higher vibrational expressions may look like, and how to tune into those.

 

NEPTUNE has been also involved in the GEM NEW MOON Mutable Grand Cross (see last blog post), and close to the Lunar South Node (their alignment, every about 20 years, will be exact in November when NEPTUNE turns around again.

 

Surfing the energy field that is naturally available, dancing with Life, surrendering to what-IS, moving with compassion, holding space in Oneness, riding energy waves with flow and ease, without resisting nor getting unhealthily entangled or enmeshed in co-dependency (South Node in PI) is the way to (Let) Go.

We are all in THIS together…

 

June 8 was World Oceans Day, raising awareness for the Beauty and vital Importance of the World Oceans. http://www.worldoceansday.org/

Just as the Oceans and atmosphere connect us, we are now (at least since CHIRON and NEPTUNE have been in PI, 2010 and 2012) experiencing how everything connects with everything in a big energetic continuum. The veils between dimensions, incl. Time and Space become more and more permeable.

 

Remember when people were talking about the theory of ‘six degrees of separation’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_degrees_of_separation, but hey – since NEPTUNE moved into PISCES (2012 – 2026) the experience of separation through Time and Space has more and more morphed into interconnectedness anyway. Internet and media allow (or hook?) us to be continuously plugged in and connected (at least to and through technology – omni-available since NEPTUNE sailed through AQ from 1998 – 2012). For better or worse.

 

SATURN in SAG is a regulative Archetype, showing us that it’s liberating when we don’t get drawn into all the allure, and stay focused and heart connected. A walk outdoors (SAG) can be wondrous (PI) in itself. And ‘real’ connectedness doesn’t depend on the umbilical cord of the media, nor on substances that take us to boundless states.

 

SATURN square NEPTUNE – an important collective transit which was on for the first time in late 2015 (exact Nov 26, 2015) and now again (exact June 17 and Sept 10, 2016) shows the contrast and charge between openness, surrender, oneness (NEPTUNE) and separation, boundaries, fears, restrictions, judgement (SATURN) but also what reconciles them. 

The massive stream of war refugees since last year evokes our compassion and openness (NEP in PI). Boundaries and borders (SAT) have become more permeable (NEP). Does that make us (esp. Europe?) more vulnerable (CHIRON in PI)? Wh0 is US and THEM anyway, asks NEPTUNE.

Paranoia, showing up as fear of uncontrolled invasion and infiltration by the unknown and fanatic, and xenophobia, the fear of the foreign (SAT in SAG since Sept 17, 2015) are atmospheric phenomena (NEPTUNE in PI) that can come up under this constellation. First in Europe, and this year also via Trump’s campaign in the U.S., just today again ‘inflamed’ through the sad news of the Florida shootings. It’s complicated. It’s all interrelated.

And isn’t it paradoxical (very Neptunian)? Making the foreign (SAG), and the refugees who themselves were victimized by the terror (NEP in PI) the scapegoat, out of confusion, overwhelm (NEP), and fear (SAT) is a short-sighted shaming and blaming.

Remember? http://www.unrefugees.org/2015/11/after-paris-attacks-refugees-should-not-be-turned-into-scapegoats/  
As I suspected last year when the first SATURN – NEPTUNE square was exact, just 2 weeks after the Paris attacks, we see now stricter regulations and laws (under SAT in SAG) under this constellation. Hopefully not more draconian governmental control (PLU in CAP) that threatens democracy and freedom.

What’s also coming up in the societal realm under the stationary NEPTUNE constellation is shady, questionable, ‘fishy’ practices, and possibly even fraudulent elections in the U.S. Every vote must count – that’s the essence of Democracy, and a presumably free society (SAT in SAG)!

 

In the meantime, in the spiritual dimension…:

NEPTUNE is a transpersonal planet – actually the ‘higher octave’ of VENUS. In other words, we are personally attracted to and connected with one another via VENUS, while NEPTUNE is about… being connected.

It can be super simple to live in that fluid awareness – as long as we don’t go into the illusion of separateness (which the mind, the ego and other gremlins constantly try to lure us into… – and SATURN in SAG has an attitude about that too…).

  • Does it take extra stimuli (maybe increased dosage) to lose ourselves in something, and drop our sense of separate identity?
  • Can you BE immediately, already in the space that having / doing such and such…. promises to take you to? 

NEPTUNE in its own domain PISCES (2012 – 2026): All is fluid, ever changing, yet everything is always here. There is nothing constant about life, about you, yet something permeates existence. Big paradoxes. Wherever you go, there you are. Yet where is the Self to be found?

Collectively speaking: Humanity and all life forms are interconnected. We see that now inevitably on all levels, ecologically, climate wise, via the media, politically, economically, culturally, and acutely: how refugees can find a safe and welcoming place to settle.

 

  • Have you recently felt overwhelmed yet going nowhere?
  • Where is this going? What’s the direction?

 

Sagittarius, Ruled by Jupiter – Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

SATURN retro in SAG, in contrast to the recent GEMINI New Moon with VENUS and soon in square with MERCURY in GEM (exact June 20) doesn’t seem to make is easy to target and stay focused, with all the distractions, and sooo many options, even so many external sources for guidance, so many gurus, teachers, paths – yet….!

SATURN’s point is – often through elimination – we learn: Less is more, and in this case: Find guidance from within!

 

In what way do you already have the inner compass, and just don’t give yourself credit, or find excuses by giving authority away?

If you know… why don’t you act on your knowing???

Walk in the inner Labyrinth…

 

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Chartres Labyrinth

 

SATURN and NEPTUNE have a 36-year cycle with each other (from conjunction to conjunction).

The current cycle started with their conjunction / union in 1989 – at the time in mid CAP, and with URANUS nearby too! Well, the year of the violently shut down demonstrations at Tienanmen  Square in Beijing, and when the Berlin Wall was brought down, which started a domino effect of a crumbling of Communist and Socialist regimes in the Eastern Block (Revolutionizing – URANUS, and dissolving – NEPTUNE of those controlling systems – SATURN).

 

If you’re a bit older and remember the time of the late 80’s:

  • Did you go over a threshold at the time, maybe from a structure and form you were in (SAT) that was broken open and dissolved?
  • Where are you at, in relation to those changes, now?

SATURN says, “Well, that was then, this is now. Been there, done that, learned the lesson(?), got the T-shirt.” NEPTUNE says, “What’s time? It’s all ephemeral and fluid. Who is the you that goes there in dream time?”. So maybe something can wash through your system from those imprints, and any imprints for that matter.

 

The present SATURN – NEPTUNE cycle goes until 2025 (when both will be on the cusp from PI to AR) – well, futile to speculate about that now – so many changes until then…

 

In the HERE – NOW (thank you, SATURN for bringing us back), we’re in the  (Square) = 90° angle phase between SATURN at 12° SAG and NEPTUNE at 12° PI.

 

SATURN is now right on the AC of the U.S.A. – which is at 12°12’ SAG!

The country is called to grow into a new authority and mature, visionary leadership. Under the present SATURN retro hopefully realizing that same old patterns don’t work anymore.

And NEPTUNE this year squares the U.S. AC – DC ‘Encounter Axis’… whom are they ‘letting in’??!

 

Weißkopf-Seeadler auf der Jagd nach Lachsen

On July 4 will be also a New Moon!

All that definitely calls for a Special Feature workshop ON July 4:
United States, 2016 Elections, and the American Evolution, Astrologically

Mark your calendar, stay tuned, or pre-register if you don’t want to miss it.

 

The SATURN – NEPTUNE Square will come back one more time (# 3 out of 3 exact alignments, due to the back-and-forth motions of SAT and NEP from Earth perspective) on Sept 10 – a grand finale between the Eclipses on Sept 1 and 16!

 

With SATURN retro in SAG, now squaring NEPTUNE in PI 2015 / 16:

  • How can we navigate the unknown and ever changing?

If we identify with SATURN, and would rather have control and a clear orientation we might get frustrated when things don’t turn out the way we expected them to be. Disappointment can show up – reminding us that we had an attachment to the outcome. Going with the flow and adapting, surfing with the situation is rather the way to let-go.

  • What would the inner spiritual (NEPTUNE) teacher / guide / guru (SATURN) say to this situation that’s out of control?

 

Buddhasurf_quote

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

 

Invocations and sacred sound, spiritual teachings and practice, and a container around the INTERWOVEN fabric of life are good medicine for these times.

Being IN the world, yet not OF the world.

Not escaping from restrictions and the ‘real world’ but going more deeply into resonance, to experience oneness, and let it release from there (with compassion maybe).

 

Here is gift that found me again – passing it on to you, and letting the wave and the sound of the soundless bell permeate…

The Great Bell Chant

Read by Thich Nath Hanh.

 

T'ich_Nhat_Hanh

T’ich Nhat Hanh

 

Chanted by brother Phab Niem

https://vimeo.com/6518109

“May the sound of this bell penetrate deeply into the cosmos.

Even in the darkest space living beings are able to hear it clearly,

So that all suffering in them may seize,

And understanding comes to their heart.

And they transcend the path of sorrow and death.

The universal Dharma door is already open.

The sound of the rising tide is heard clearly.

The miracle happens.

A child appears in the heart of a lotus flower.

One single drop of this compassionate water

Is enough to bring back the refreshing Spring to our mountains and rivers.

Listening to the bell, I feel the afflictions in me dissolve.

My mind calm. My body relaxed. A smile is born on my lips.

Following the sound of the bell,

My breath brings me back to the safe island of mindfulness.

In the gardens of my heart

The flowers of peace bloom beautifully.”

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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* GEMINI NEW MOON (June 4) with Grand Mutable Cross: Movement from Our Heart Hub

4 Jun

The recent sequence of significant planetary alignments is still active. Quite the ‘domino effect’!

And it’s going into the ‘alchemical mix’ of  the Mutable Grand Cross NEW MOON which is like a ‘Crest of the Wave’ – all met in the Heart.

 

Heartwave

Here they are, ‘in order of appearance:

 

May 26:

JUPITER in VIR squared SATURN retro in SAG (# 3 out of 3 alignments Aug 3, 2015, March 23, and May 26, 2016 – all Spring 2016 affected by this challenging alignment between two major ‘players’):
Crisis and Perspective

  • If things don’t ‘work out’, are not aligned, and ‘don’t go anywhere’, what is the paradigm shift that’s giving you a new perspective and ‘WHY’?
  • Maybe not now, but soon in hindsight (ha, good old SATURN…), circumstances might show how what looks like a ‘bad thing’ carries a valuable lesson?
  • What does the Heart and Loving Kindness say to that ‘problem’, and respond to the crisis?

 

June 1 / 2:

The SUN and nearby VENUS in GEMINI squared NEPTUNE in PISCES which is now a stationary (a slow moving focal point, going retro on June 13).

  • Youthful Spirit, mobilized as ONE (politically, culturally, personally? A Movement…)
  • Consciousness, lit up by Compassion.
  • Surrendering and letting go, with Loving Kindness.
  • This and that, the multiverse – absorbed in the UNI-verse.

So much to learn, with an open mind, and a resonant heart!

Here’s a little episode I’ve been going through myself these days…:

Friends of mine and I were planning to go down to Seattle this weekend, to meet Amma on her Pacific Northwest tour.
On Wed morning, I felt called to look for an Amma documentary to share with my friends. Immediately found this beautiful recently (1 week ago!) released film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsxZI0PBl_A . Such a moving testimony to Amma’s spirit, wisdom, and presence! An energy field beyond science… (yet an interesting question, and good interview!).
Very apropos SUN (and Venus – together with the New Moon) in GEMINI square NEPTUNE in PISCES

The ’High Surf’ of excitement about meeting Amma in Darshan was followed by a SUN / VENUS square NEPTUNE scene of a different kind in our group: Turned out that everyone opted out or couldn’t go, for one reason or another! For me, it became a good challenge in letting go, and good practice to not be attached, stay in the Heart, go with the flow, and allow things to move freely.

 

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June 2 / 3:

Oh, those polarities… realizing the opposites are interrelated… being the Bridger, being the Centre
Three major oppositions two days in a row – all building up to the GEM New Moon tomorrow (Sat) evening.

# 1: The SUN now in central (the fixed part of) GEM opposed (happens once a year) SATURN, now retro in central (the fixed part of) SAG, last night (PDT) / this morning.
These major archetypal ‘players’ present themselves as such a strong polarity – that is best being bridged from the inside, otherwise can be so easily projected onto the outside:
If a strong NO or ‘road block’ (SATURN in SAG) comes up these days how’s that for you?
Can you communicate with centred, calm clarity (SAG – GEM)? Or does it have the flavour of / investment in an agenda, a judgment, or rejection (of something or someone, or being rejected)? The limiting, separative ego can quite easily hijack this situation…
Bottom line is to come back into our centre that is empty of ‘this versus that’, into the Natural Authority of the Self, and moving / communicating from there.

# 2: The MOON now in TAU opposed MARS retro in SCO this (June 3) afternoon. One of the first major activations of MARS since it’s back in SCO (a week now).
What’s with desires and ‘appetites’, and inner processing of the uncomfortable and emotionally painful? Those fixed signs, plus: The MOON being strongest in TAU, and MARS used to rule SCO before PLUTO came along.
When attachments to what we want are frustrated, and that takes us into the inner ‘underworld’, how not to get stuck there? Can you access those buried emotions (SCO), maybe in and through the body (TAU)? What’s coming UP wants to come OUT… and where’s the body taking you? Maybe to Nature Medicine. I had a nice dose of that, walking along a beach with a friend, wading in the water, sharing travel stories – very GEM – SAG – naturally helping with some emotional ‘digestion’, transformational, and uplifting.

# 3: VENUS, very close to the SUN, opposed SATURN this eve.
Yes, we love diversity, being multi-stimulated by the ‘Ten Thousand Things’ (infinite possibilities – yet perhaps all ‘illusion’ – a TAO theme – interesting take on it here http://www.mother-god.com/ten-thousand-things.html). Where where is the Path? Where to GO? (SATURN in SAG) – to which I’d add:
“Where do you come from?!?” (the Sag Archer has to pull the arrow first back to the Heart, and aim from there!
A Path of Heart – Alchemizes all the ‘Options’ and Oppositions into the ONE!

 

GEMINI connects and communicates on the ‘air waves’.

Looks like this NEW MOON in GEMINI sets the tone for new communication and connection from the Heart.

 

Let’s see what the NEW MOON chart tells us:
The GEM New Moon which will be exact at 8:00 pm PDT tomorrow Saturday June 4.

 GEM NM 2016 Mutable GC

Yep, here’s the Grand Cross, in the centre of mutable signs:

  • SUN / MOON / VENUS in mid GEM
  • JUPITER / Lunar North Node in mid VIR
  • SATURN retro in mid SAG
  • NEPTUNE / Lunar South Node in mid PI

Loooots of mutability – things can spin into all directions… and we need to be adaptable and flexible.
The centre of the signs where the planets are has a fixed undertone:

  • GEMINI can get stuck in the head, in ideas,
  • VIRGO in problems and worry,
  • SAG in an agenda and beliefs, and
  • PISCES can feel like drowning in a wave of emotional

So important with a Mutable Grand Cross, in times like these, to find and come from CENTREDness – in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’, in our ‘Grand Central Heart Station’ that physically pumps blood to all directions, and is the Go-To, to source Love-in-motion.

From there, energy can be sent out in a conscious, centred way as…

  • Heart centred communication (GEM)
  • Service, and practical, healthy solutions from the Heart (VIR)
  • The Path of Heart (SAG)
  • Surrender and openness from the Heart (PI)

 

As you see, JUPITER in VIR is a ‘hinge’, since it’s the link to another closed configuration, the grounding Grand Earth Trine (JUPITER, MERCURY, and PLUTO).

 

Jupiter Eye

So JUPITER could hold clues for a resolution of the tension, through:

  • ‘Little things’ (VIR) matter, and can make quite a difference. How can we work with this, without getting worked up over ‘small stuff’ (good old motto of Perspective – JUPITER in VIR square SATURN in SAG)?
  • An Attitude of Gratitude for what we might take for granted (THOSE ‘little’ things) makes a huge difference… and is humbling and grounding.
  • Let’s keep our health, wellness and alignment practice (is it meditation, Yoga, etc. up – definitely beneficial (not only) in times like these.
  • Health is Wealth, and has priority. We can’t function or serve others when we’re not well… Big gratitude for everything ‘working’, and for the availability of support when needed!

 

JUPITER in VIR is in Earth trine (now phasing out) with PLUTO retro in CAP: What’s long term sustainable and what has priority?

Through natural alignment (JUPITER in VIR) transforming what used to disempower us (PLUTO retro in CAP) – could have to do with diminishment, inadequacy, ‘imperfection’, esp. of the Feminine but actually of anybody and anything ‘smaller’ (VIR) that we might have adopted.

 

JUPITER’s also in Earth trine with MERCURY in TAU (also phasing out): Down-to-Earth communication, in physical presence informs us so much more than via media… Sit down and have tea with a friend, or walk in Nature. I guarantee the communication changes.

MERCURY in TAU is also about to oppose MARS retro in SCO,  next week, exact on June 9.

 

Hermes / Mercury

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

 

MERCURY as the ruling planet of GEMINI holds a strong importance in the present GEM New Moon Astro sphere.

Also, it just came out of the retro (Apr 28 – May 22) storm (until May 31), and is now in post-retro shadow (until June 8).

So what’s with all this?

How has the recent MERCURY retro phase been for you? Mental attachments and investments anyone? What did / does the Body and the Heart say?! The post-retro shadow helps us with understanding what was going on over the whole retro phase, and move forward with what we learned.

How is communication different now, more conscious and heart centred?

Also a good motto for the GEM New Moon!

And what’s with that opposition from MERCURY in late TAU to MARS retro in late SCO?

Mental processing and ‘detox’  are be in order… don’t be afraid of ‘confrontation’ – channel it into going deep, for the purpose of addressing what’s usually hidden and covered. Required skills though…

Do you have people in your life with whom you can talk in a deep, soulful way, and not be concerned about taboos and censoring? Could be very helpful these days. Otherwise, of course, there are always the d.i.y. journal, or recording options.

 

 

* Sabian Symbol for the New Moon Degree

The NEW MOON and VENUS(!) will be between 14° and 15° GEM (see chart above)

15° GEMINI says:

“TWO DUTCH CHILDREN TALKING TO EACH OTHER, EXCHANGING THEIR KNOWLEDGE.

 

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Keynote: The need to clarify one’s experiences through actual contacts with like-minded individuals.

The symbol adds something vital to the preceding one (BRIDGING PHYSICAL SPACE AND SOCIAL DISTINCTIONS, TWO MEN COMMUNICATE TELEPATHICALLY).

Transcendent experiences and supernormal faculties must be tested and clarified through the use of normal and collectively tested means of communication – which may mean through scientific procedures. The ‘Dutch children’ seem to have been introduced by the subconscious mind of the formulator of the symbol because of an association with neatness and the open spirit of discussion which has prevailed in Holland. They are ‘children’ because of the new experiences are still very fresh and require certification; this demands a clean and open mind eager to test what is experienced in an exchange of views with one’s peers.

This… stage… closes the scene of “Discovery”. All discoveries must be checked and their validity tested. In old tribal cultures a man’s “great dreams” were accepted as valid and acted upon only if another tribesman also had a similar dream(!). The need for OBJECTIVITY has to be met; and this implies the confirmation of any subjective realization by some similar experience. It implies also the type of dualism inherent in all mental experiences as well as in mental concepts.”

 

This Symbol, technically associated with mid GEMINI, also relates beautifully to JUPITER in mid VIRGO with the Lunar North Node – the ‘hinge’ of the TWO  New Moon configurations (Mutable Grand Cross, and Grand Earth Trine). There is merit in validating one’s findings and discoveries, and what goes on in one’s mind through ‘critical’ discussion with peers and co-learners. 🙂

This is also one thing I like about our Astro groups: we learn from each other, and from validating the significance of Astrology and its planetary Archetypes through everyone’s experience.

This is to life-long learning in that way!

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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