Archive | October, 2016

SCORPIO New Moon Chart & Sabian Symbol: Deep Waters & Quiescence

30 Oct

Happy SCORPIO New Moon cycle of Magic and Transformation to you, dear Reader!
Hope you saw part 1 of the Astro~News from yesterday.

Been waiting for part 2, with the chart and the Sabian Symbol?





As you see, what stands out is:
SUN / MOON / MERCURY in early SCO, in Water Trine with NEPTUNE / South Node in PI, and sextile with the North Node in VIR.

An uncomfortable perhaps – it’s SCO after all – yet: golden opportunity to dive to the bottom of things that are usually hidden and covered, where our cobwebs and inner subtle yet ever so seductive and effective traps are (SCO is great at laying traps) and to transform ‘hidden agenda’, delusion, self deception, wishful thinking, hypnotic and addictive states.



J / H


A time to take a good look at the ghosts (our inner ghosts and the ghosts ‘in the machine’) that ‘usually’ elude us. Of course this ‘hyde’ and seek / find effect also applies to interpersonal / relational, and transpersonal / societal and spiritual ‘affairs’.


Even though, the South Node with NEPTUNE in PI (exact encounter on Nov 4!) is such a ‘gravitational’ draw, the North Node in VIR helps with the incentive for keen awareness, rational analysis, clarity, and discernment.


The interdimensional veil is thin, these days of Samhain / Halloween and All Saints / All Souls.




Heavenly Waters Blessings – Photo by Melanie


An invitation to tap into the mystical, magical, ‘transcendental intimacy’, and pick up creative inspiration, perhaps even communication from ‘beyond’ and subtle perception.

Without being drawn into spooky, sticky, foggy, fishy vibes, though. When we ‘smell’ those, and our gut sense or 6th sense give us an orange light, we better beware and ‘swim away’. All good practice.

Oh, and some practical magic might do the trick. Like smudging, a New Moon transformation / release ritual, and daily practices of exercise, cleansing, detox, taking in fresh healthy food, water, and air.

These are the days of miracles and magic…


In the New Moon chart, you can also see two major transits this week:


  • MARS in late CAP square URANUS retro in late AR (was exact on Oct 28).

Standing Rock water protectors from so many indigenous tribes and non indigenous solidarity clashed with police force, and this now flared-up issue could spread like wild fire. So many people are angry (MARS) at governments, institutions, industrial exploitation (shadow of CAP, brought up with PLUTO in CAP nowa-years – 2009 – 2023). A wake-up call & radical renewal of consciousness (UR in AR).


  • VENUS conj. SATURN, both in mid SAG (was exact on Oct 29).

Thank Goddess! A good grounding balance for the MARS square UR energy. The VENUS / SATURN combo invited us to commit to the Path of Inner Truth-in-Love, Heart Wisdom, Gratitude, and Higher Ground – incl. stepping UP from the gravity of mainstream consciousness and values.



* Sabian Symbol for the New Moon Degree: Quiescence.

The New Moon is at 7°43’ SCO (see chart).

8° SCORPIO says:




Moonlight on Lake Ontario. Photo by Diego T. Silvestre


Keynote: A quiet openness to higher inspiration.


One could stress the romantic suggestions such an image evokes, but even at the level of love relationship what is implied is a surrender of two personal egos to the inspiration of transcendent feelings which are essentially impersonal. Love expresses itself through the lovers, for real Love is a cosmic undifferentiated principle or power which simply focuses itself within the souls of human beings who reflect its light.

The same is true of the mystic’s love for God. Man strives hard to achieve great things through daring adventures, but a moment comes when all that really matters is to present a calm mind upon which a supernal light may be reflected.

This stage tells us that beyond all efforts lies the need for peace and the readiness to accept the illumination from above. The keyword is QUIESCENCE.”


What an inspiration to open into this sublime space and let a new seed be planted, in darkness.

The mystical, transcendental atmosphere of SCORPIO & PISCES is evoked and invoked.

The symbol reminded me also of  Tchaikovsky’s Lake in Moonlight, from Swan Lake.




© Melanie Lichtinger 2016




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Blessings for the NEW MOON in SCORPIO – and so much more!

29 Oct

Blessings for the NEW MOON in SCORPIO tomorrow Oct 30 (at 10:38 am PDT)!

Happy Diwali – Hindu Festival of Light tomorrow (which is already today in India) Oct 30!

Happy Halloween Oct 31 & Feliz Dias de los Muertos Oct 31 – Nov 2!

Blessings for All Saints Day on Nov 1, and All Souls Day on Nov 2!


May the Scorpionic Magic do its work!

May we allow the winds of change take down the ‘leaves’ (and old be-liefs, says SATURN in SAG) that are ready for transformation now!
And may we appreciate the gifts of every season in the great cycle!


09-10 Fernwood PY 5

Check out these amazing pieces of impermanent Pumpkin Art, as seen in 2009 at the former yearly Fernwood Pumpkin Yard! It was one of the last years of the Pumpkin Yard and its artistic, prolific, carving house community. Spirit prevails, even though forms – like pumpkins disintegrate…



Happy Samhain / Halloween!

It is the mid SCORPIO ‘Gate of Power’.

We are approaching in the Zodiac cycle of the SUN the Heart of the Scorpion the center of the Fall Season and Celtic festival of Samhain.


Which was traditionally celebrated on Oct 31 when the ‘Summer’ and harvest time ended. On Nov 1 began a new Celtic calendar year. With large fires, the Celtic people thanked the SUN God for the good harvest, and expelled the evil spirits who wandered around that night. On Oct 31 also those who died in the past year were commemorated. Many believed that the dead returned to their old homes in the night to find warmth and friendship. The lit pumpkins at the door steps or in the windows symbolize skulls with the eternal light of the soul in it. The spirits who had not walked home into the light, wandering at night, scared people, and played tricks on them.

Nov 1 was eventually declared by the Church the Day of All Saints (holy ones), and Nov 2 All Souls Day.

‘All Hallows Evening’ or simply ‘Hallows E’en’ became later Halloween.



Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lughnassad, Mabon, Samhain.


Even though, mid Scorpio and central Fall are traditionally being celebrated with Halloween / Samhain on Oct 31, the exact centre (15°) of Scorpio is not on Oct 31 but round Nov 7.



Happy Diwali – Hindu Festival of Light tomorrow (which is already today in India) Oct 30!



Lakshmi Ma, one of the deities that are invoked and honoured at Diwali.



Blessings for All Saints Day on Nov 1 and All Souls Day on Nov 2!

Feliz Dias de los Muertos Oct 31 – Nov 2!



Mexican Dia de los Muertos Calavera Altar (picture from Wiki Commons)


In Catholic Bavaria where I come from and where my biological family lives, on All Saints Day (Nov 1), similarly to Dia de los Muertos in Mexico yet more solemnly, traditionally families visit the graves of their ancestors, after a mass. A time of bringing fresh flowers, love, prayers and candles to the resting place of their bones, and to honour the undying soul. Maybe a time to let go, to forgive, and know, love is all that matters.


Halloween pumpkins with candles inside originally represented skulls with the eternal light of the undying soul ‘inside’. Through dying and transforming appearances Light prevails.


The carved face or feature is the ‘façade’ and appearance, and the candle light is Spirit ‘behind’ and ‘inside’ it.

Perhaps a different way of looking at ‘carved pumpkins’ or of carving one…. And a different way of looking at ANY appearances…





Blessings for the NEW MOON in SCORPIO tomorrow Oct 30 (at 10:38 am PDT)!


Lots of shake-up, wake-up calls, turmoil and uproar, yet hopefully also liberating breakthroughs that the recent and here on the West Coast stormy Full Moon in ARIES (with URANUS) – LIBRA (on Oct 15 / 16) has brought!

Personally to the areas in our lives reflected by the ARIES – LIBRA axis in our charts, and likely in relationship dynamics (Full Moon, LIBRA involved) in general.


The now slowly disintegrating (or shall I say: integrating in our consciousness) mutable T-Square from the Lunar South Node, together (exactly this coming week!) with NEPTUNE in PISCES, and the Lunar North Node in VIRGO to SATURN in SAG, has shown us how much we can be pulled into confusion, seduction, overwhelm yet never enough (‘hungry ghost’ syndrome), and how important it is to be smart and discerning (VIRGO North Node), to be in our authority of knowing, and to stay on our Heart & Dharma Path (SATURN in SAG).


Addictions are often and perhaps in their core an overcompensated, misdirected need for deeper soul connection which in our modern, materialistic world is so missing. The ueber-influence of the media (which are one expression of PISCES energy – since they reach mass consciousness, and can be ‘viral’ and ‘contagious’, hypnotic and subliminal, and addictive – who can be without their media handheld for more than a day without withdrawal symptoms, these days???) has shown big time, over the last while. Partially yes, they bring information that’s waking us up from the collective dream, yet also still so pervasive in mass media, they feed confusion, overwhelm, dullness, addiction, and consumerism, and perpetuate hypnotic states, and a sense of victimhood.

All shadow / low vibrational expressions of NEPTUNE AND the Lunar South Node in PISCES where energy gets lost if overly indulged in.


The VIRGO North Node (activated through the Lunar Eclipse in PI – VIR on Sept 16) calls us to give more weight to awareness and discernment, to be smart, and rather focus on our overall health and wellness, rather than getting entangled in the web of delusion. And to offer practical service that helps others and fulfills us too.


SATURN in SAG, yesterday (Oct 28) met by VENUS, has been in sharp square with the Lunar Nodal Axis (PI – VIR).

A challenge (SATURN) to see (SAG) through make-belief, mystery and chaos (PI), and know the truth (SAG) beyond the spin.

A call to rise up (SAG) to the challenge and reward (SATURN) of following the Path of Heart (SAG) and being in our inner Knowing Authority is the way out (and IN – rather than spinning centrifugally).


  • In what ways have you felt drained, entangled, and overwhelmed?
  • What have you been exposing yourself to that sucked your energy?
  • How can simple healthy practices (walks in nature – without e devices of course, Yoga, Qi Gong, healthy meals, good sleep / wake rhythm…) help you with feeling more embodied, well functioning, and grounded in your temple?
  • What does self awareness say to all this? Who are YOU, and what are you here for?
  • What does common sense and a healthy sense of discernment say to your choices?
  • When your Heart is open where does it call you to, and what do you simply KNOW?


Sagittarius, Ruled by Jupiter - Painting by Johfra Bosschart

Johfra Bosschart: Jupiter Rules Sagittarius.


Can you feel a shift of the heavy SATURN energy that seemed to have ‘blocked  the way’?

Today, Oct 29, VENUS in SAG meets and passes SATURN (happens once a year): Heart Wisdom and Heart Truth can help us move past fears and separative ego, and over thresholds / barriers / obstacles on the Path (maybe a test, and initiation), and into Freedom.
Less is more, and voluntary restraint (rather than “anything goes”, or restrictions and rejection apparently coming towards one, from the outside) can be very beneficial in the long run.


  • WHERE in your life this plays out (e.g. in your body, your work, your relationships, your social network) can be seen in your personal birth chart. I’m happy to shed light on this with you, astrologically.


A good time – blessed by the New Moon tomorrow, to commit to a Path of Heart and Cour-age.

In the Chakras, VENUS is related to the HEART Chakra, and SATURN to the ROOT Chakra. So let’s be rooted in our Hearts, and not be held back by fears to follow our Heart! Always a good reminder that the Sagittarian Archer/ess pulls the arrow back to her / his HEART before aiming high!


On the ‘Tipping Point’ from LIBRA to SCORPIO (which the SUN crossed on Oct 22, and MERCURY on Oct 24), choices have consequences, not just politically, even though that’s been so in our face, re: U.S. presidential elections lately, but on all levels, personally, interpersonally in relationships, and transpersonally / spiritually.

I like to call the LI / SCO cusp also ‘Alchemy Point’ where ‘ingredients’ or components or people or relating factors in good measure (LI) come together and the dynamic ‘dance’ between them is transformational and creates a new alchemy (SCO).


  • Do you relate to those themes if you were born with SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets / Nodes on the ‘Tipping Point’ / ‘Alchemy Point’?



Ever changing Wind and Water – Gonzales Beach, Oct 25. Photo by Melanie.


  • Are you in a changeful time of inner or outer transformation, in or out of a career, home situation, or relationship?
  • Which changes IN you does your outer change reflect?


I’m here to support you in your process, and to ease the journey.
Astrology based customized counsel leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you feel more connected with the bigger evolution. Ultimately, you dwell in a witnessing place ‘in the hub of the wheel’ where you are less and less affected, and more and more liberated.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective, at a crossroad, dilemma, or decision making processes.



Also, one way or another, this is the transformation into a new U.S. government. Interesting, that the U.S. chose the early Nov, central SCO as Election Day (yearly in the calendar, see ). What do the planners know about Astrology? 


JUPITER entered LIBRA on Sept 9, for 1 year and 1 month, until Oct 10, 2017, and the issues of choices, relationships and agreements / contracts, balance, justice, fairness, harmony, peace become ‘bigger’, and we become aware how important they are.  

On Nov 24 – U.S. Thanksgiving Day, JUPITER in LIBRA (conjunct SATURN in the U.S. chart) will for the first time (again March 30 and Aug 4, 2017) square PLUTO in CAP. That looks like heightened tension and conflict over issues of integrity, sustainability, respect and wise use of natural resources (all CAP themes – PLUTO brings up the ugly face of how humans and human structures have abused, wasted, and disrespected the Earth, esp. since PLUTO was the last time in CAP in the late 18th century). PLUTO shows where what’s unsustainable and destructive must change in the core (not just on the surface).


It’s also a heightened time to bring relationships (LIBRA) to a new level that serves the highest purpose (CAP). What doesn’t, and what can’t sustain is being purged, transformed, and ‘repurposed’, in this Plutonic, cathartic clearing process.

In my Astrology consulting practice I’m always very happy to see couples come to a session together (whether in person or via skype) to shed light on their dynamics and evolution of their relationship, from a ‘cosmic perspective’. You are most welcome to ask me if you have questions how a couple session could look like and what it involves.



Heron by the Pond. Photo by Melanie.



Tomorrow’s (Oct 30) NEW MOON in SCORPIO – ruled by PLUTO, plants Soul Seeds into the concentrated, richly transformational soil of our deepest, often hidden (even from ourselves) and covered dark realms that are waiting for renewal and rebirth.


Every NEW MOON is a conception point. Yin / MOON and Yang / the SUN unite.

To align with the cosmic conception, in a balancing way, I’d suggest

  • In an active Yang way, set a new intention, and take initiative, in the area of life related to early to mid SCO in your chart.
  • In a receptive Yin way, be open for new ‘conceptions’ in that realm!


MERCURY in SCO is very close to the NEW MOON too (see chart below). MERCURY just passed the SUN on Oct 27.

In SCO, MERCURY is quite the Alchemist.

  • What’s the creative Alchemy (maybe a writing or otherwise creative project) you’re cooking up, or that’s bubbling under the surface?

Stay tuned for the New Moon chart,and Sabian Symbol!


© Melanie Lichtinger 2016




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* The SUN crosses the ‘Alchemy Point’ into SCORPIO, and MERCURY follows (Oct 22 / 24): Into the Darkness – where Transformation Happens.

22 Oct

So here we are again, reaching the ‘Tipping Point’ or ‘Alchemy Point’ from LIBRA to SCORPIO, seasonally / energetically through the Spirit of the SUN.
The SUN enters SCO this afternoon, Oct 22 at 4:46 pm PDT.

And via MERCURY, the mind in its intellectual function is now also geared to dive into the dark and otherwise hidden realms. MERCURY enters SCO on Oct 24 at 1:48 pm PDT, and will travel in the deep zones until Nov 12 when it crosses over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG.



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


An excellent time to go into deep inner transformational processes, and allow magic to do its work (as in our Crown-to-Root Astro Chakra Alchemy Journey).

And to actively ‘cook up’, or find and magically uncover yet unseen connections.


On Oct 27, MERCURY will meet and pass the SUN in SCO – a.k.a. ‘Superior Conjunction’ / their connection furthest away from, and exactly in-between the MERCURY retro half-way connections.

A double-edged sword.
On one hand, an intellectual / mental boost of energy – geared to go deep with creative and intellectual endeavours.
And an opportunity for a transformation of consciousness, through speech, writing, and communication, and transformation of the workings of the mind itself.

Yet also the time when MERCURY will take the lead again, ‘ahead of’ the SUN (Spirit / Consciousness). In this period, when the mind gets so strong it’s good to be mindful, and aware that the mind is not the master but always the Heart and Spirit / Consciousness (the SUN in Astrology)
So that the ‘natural order’ doesn’t have to be all re-arranged under the next MERCURY retro in CAP (Dec 19 – Jan 8).


The NEW MOON in SCORPIO will be on Oct 30 – so close to Halloween and All Saints / All Souls, when the veil between dimensions is thin.

Stay tuned for the next Astro~News!



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* MARS in CAP passes PLUTO (Oct 19) and squares URANUS in ARIES (Oct 28): Empowered Integrity in Action, and into Freedom.

19 Oct

Up next, and also catalyzed by the FULL MOON:

MARS, the ruling planet of ARIES which is activated by the Full Moon / URANUS, has a (bi-yearly) encounter with PLUTO TODAY.

The energy has been building already, at least since PLUTO in CAP turned from retro direct on Sept 26, and one day later, on Sept 27, MARS entered CAP where it is most powerful (considered ‘exalted’) – demanding and activating sustained energy in integrity (model of the marathon runner or mountaineer).



Standing Tall – Photo by Melanie, Oct 9, 2016


PLUTO as an astrological archetype is  MARS’s transpersonal dimension, where ‘personal will and strive’ – MARS – is overridden by ‘higher power’ / the Will of God / ‘Insh’Allah = God Willing / Forces of Evolution and Transformation on a collective, historical scale.


There’s been a lot of assertion and battle (MARS) over integrity, sustainability, and leadership (CAP), amplified over the last few weeks.

Thinking of Dakota protector tribes. And of course integrity issues re: U.S. elections.


PLUTO has been ‘ahead of’ MARS in the last year, and that’s also a predominance of societal power (for better or worse) over personal self assertion.

As MARS passes PLUTO, personal self assertion can lead the way, ideally charged by deep soul power that fuels action in integrity, for the highest purpose (PLUTO in CAP).


I trust we’ll see more brave and wise warriors stepping up to the occasion in the next while. Let’s be part of them, in our own way and world!

How can we act from a place of deep integrity, and connected with soul power?


MERCURY in LIBRA squares MARS / PLUTO in CAP this week – speaking up for fairness, equality, right relations, has been vigorous, blunt, and powerful.


Two examples recently:


As the dark and ugly stuff – built up over centuries (PLUTO in CAP) is coming out like an enema (MARS), may the purge be truly transformational!


On Oct 28, close to the New Moon in SCO (Oct 30), MARS in CAP will square URANUS in ARIES. Expect the unexpected. Could become quite a tumultuous energy, yet geared towards liberation in integrity. Freedom from the known and for the new.



© Melanie Lichtinger 2016




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* VENUS crosses the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG (Oct 18): Feminine Rising, and Walking in Truth, Freedom, and Beauty!

17 Oct



New Beauty A-rising – Photo by Melanie, Oct 12, 2016


Just one minute after midnight, 12:01 am PDT on Oct 18, VENUS crosses from SCORPIO (where ‘she’ is traditionally considered ‘in exile’) to SAGITTARIUS.


After all the uncomfortable, painful, intense, deep, dark, disturbing, yet hopefully transformational things that were magnetized, under VENUS in SCORPIO (since Sept 23), the energy can rise again.


Until end of Oct, VENUS will encounter 3 other Planetary Archetypes on ‘her’ journey in SAGITTARIUS: 

  • VENUS will square NEPTUNE retro (‘her’ higher octave / transpersonal dimension)  in PI on Oct 25 and sextile JUPITER in LI (which is ruled by VENUS) on Oct 26 – an invitation (maybe it’s the ‘only’ path) to an inner surrender in the Love, in the All… and find natural balance and peace.
  • VENUS will pass SATURN (once a year) on Oct 29An initiation point, where we are called to choose the Path of HEART, and commit to it (SATURN is the ringed planet).


May we walk the Path, in Truth, Freedom, and Beauty!



© Melanie Lichtinger 2016




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* ARIES – LIBRA Full Moon with URANUS (Oct 15 / 16) Radical Breakthroughs and Awakening – in the Self, in Synergistic Partnerships, and in all Choices.

15 Oct

Soo much has been stirred up and activated already, in the build-up for this ARIES Full Moon that is a ‘fierce midwife to URANUS’, Awakener Archetype and Revolutionary.

When the BS hits the fan there’s no holding back – so much is bursting out now, as in ARIES – emergence / emergency. Quite the wake-up call, for The Feminine (MOON) and for The People.



Storm on the Horizon… – Photo by Melanie Oct 12


In traditional Astrology, the MOON is the Archetype of the People vs. the SUN is the King / Queen / Ruler. I know, this societal model is outdated and up for evolutionary change, but hey, has been realistically still in effect everywhere, and currently as seen in the U.S. pre-elections, in full force. I only bring it in because it illustrates what’s going on and shaken up:

The People – thinking of Aboriginal Protectors of the Dakota land, the Women – we’ve heard and read their brave and open accounts of abuse, come out and stand up: “Hey, this is ME / here WE are. This is what has happened. Don’t mess with me / us again. This has got to stop.”

Speaking one’s Truth, and being on the Path is very ‘loaded’ now. The Full Moon and URANUS are in the Sagittarian part of ARIES (last 10 degrees) – linking over to SATURN in SAG – the end of ‘old stories and beliefs’. “What stories are those wanna-be leaders trying to tell us?”

Calling for a Revolution? The inner revolution and liberation has begun.

Incl. a liberation FROM media confusion, overwhelm, hypnosis and manipulation – messing with our subconscious (one of the shadows of NEPTUNE / Lunar South Node in PISCES – the South Node has been travelling through PI since Oct 2015, and will be until May 2017 – also brought out recently through the South Node Lunar Eclipse on Sept 16 – all washed out now….).


With a FULL MOON, something has come to fruition – see also the Sabian Symbol below – a cornucopia…

Since it comes with URANUS, a spiritual awakening comes with the influx.

And – upon waking up (“What a crazy nightmare was that???” or “Was I dull, not really alive, apathetic, and paralyzed?”), a freedom FOR a conscious new start, and / or in any case: A full alert presence in the I AM.



Light is a Reflection  – Photo by Melanie, Oct 11, 2016


What’s LIBRA got to do with it?

  • Well, the question of what would be conscious (SUN) choices (LIBRA) that meets those needs (MOON) to be one authentic self (ARIES)?
  • What’s negotiable (LIBRA) and what’s a deal breaker (URANUS in ARIES)?
  • How could a partnership look like (LIBRA) that brings out the partners’ liberated beingness (URANUS in ARIES) where the light is reflected to one another?

The questions of choices and partnerships apply to all levels, interpersonally, societally (well, clearly: loaded U.S. Elections – this is the last Full Moon before Nov 8), and spiritually.


Voila – to the left is the chart for the exact ARIES – LIBRA New Moon today Oct 15, at 9:23 pm PDT, as viewed from Victoria BC:




You can see the polarity between MOON / URANUS retro (not even a degree apart) in ARIES, and the SUN in LIBRA, with MERCURY and JUPITER in entourage.


The ARIES – LIBRA axis is a close call to bridge truly liberated, authentic, autonomous Self (ARIES) with the notion of choices in partnerships and synergistic cooperation.


The ARIES MOON with URANUS has no other aspect than the opposition with the SUN. The sextiles in the chart to the left are due to the West Coast location. So, it’s quite a ‘wild card’ that needs a good outlet, otherwise it can act like a loose cannon.

Find outlets that feed your need for spontaneity, liberation, fresh starts, in authentic, genuine Selfhood! We ARE free, and it’s time to nurture that.


Where this potential dilemma (opposition) comes up for you and calls for win-win solutions rather than flipping from one to the other, depends on where the axis (esp. late ARIES / LIBRA) falls in your chart.

E.g. late ARIES 10th house / late LIBRA 4th house: Bridging the dilemma between carving your own path and purpose, unprecedented and free, and maintaining relationships with family, home, cultural tradition.


MARS in CAP is fast approaching PLUTO (exact ‘passage’ on Oct 19, see above).

Triggering the dark and hidden power agenda of who’s objectifying, using, and abusing whom, and what the ‘Elite’ has been hiding and covering up.

Expect breakthroughs that show how the old rulership structures are outmoded, corrupted, broken, and it’s time for renovation.

On a personal level, let deep soul power that fuels action in integrity, for the highest purpose.


Linked to the ARIES / LIBRA polarity is the square from MERCURY in LI to MARS / PLUTO in CAP – so it’s almost a Cardinal T-square – reminiscent of the 7 squares between URANUS in ARIES and PLUTO in CAP between 2012 and 2015.

Mid-LIBRA has an AQ undertone which brings groups and humanity together, for the sake of the future. Humanitarian values are at stake and brought into the debate. Deep integrity matters.


JUPITER in LIBRA (since Sept 9, until Oct 10, 2017) shows how important partnership, fairness, justice, equality, balance, cooperation, negotiation, and peace are. JUPITER will square PLUTO in CAP on Nov 24. A big deal. Hopefully change for the better.


The mutable T-square to SATURN in SAG is still / again active, now from the Nodal Axis, with the Lunar North Node in VIR and the Lunar South Node, together with NEPTUNE (exact Nov 4) in PI.


What to do about all that collective and personal emotional confusion / illusion / hypnosis / overwhelm / chaos (shadow of PI, brought out by the Lunar South Node)?

The Lunar North Node in VIR suggests to be self aware, revert to practices and routines that make one self contained (“I don’t need all that stuff”, “I take good care of myself, in my life style, my health and wellness, I keep my energy field clear.”), rather than ‘swept away’, and drowning in toxic, chaotic overwhelm.

How’s it going in that regard? Does it help?

With the clients who came to see me in the last weeks, a theme of clearing energy has been a thread.

Find your healthy temple in nature, in the body temple, in self awareness, and allow what you have taken in and is still sitting there, to be released without ‘analyzing or fixing’ it.

The axis has been very active in Sept, through the Solar and Lunar Eclipses of Sept.

Has your world come more / back into alignment and integrity, after the wild ride?


SATURN in SAG between the Nodes reminds us to be / stay / come back to the Heart Path.

  • When it’s not a clear YES from within, it’s probably a NO.
  • Rather than ‘just’ resisting outer authority figures or structures who are not on the ‘high road’, what is the path we are walking?
  • Let’s not buy into old stories, beliefs, and agenda anymore (inner and outer).
  • And when challenges / obstacles on the path show up, can we take the teaching and guidance?


Lastly, as you can see in the chart, VENUS is about to cross over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO to SAG, also exact next week, Oct 15.

The inner and outer Feminine is a-rising (from hidden, dark, yet transformational places), ready to walk in Truth and Freedom.


* Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon Degree


The Full Moon will be at 23°14’ AR (see chart).

24° ARIES says:


Curtains Breezejpg

Keynote: Openness to the influx of spiritual energies.

The principle of abundance is brought to a further stage in this rather cryptic symbol. Physical fruition is shown operating at a more subtle and spiritual level. The wind (pneuma, spirit) blows through the open mind-window and brings into the house of personality a promise of more-than-material potency. Wind blows from a region of high pressure to one of low pressure. As the window curtains are blown inward, the individual consciousness represented by the house is receiving a more concentrated influx of spiritual energies, enabling this consciousness to extend the scope of its awareness and creative expression.

This message … demands not just an open mind but one able to provide a container for spiritual harvest. The cornucopian shape of the window’s curtains suggests that the subtler translucent aspect of the mind (the curtains) has acquired a plastic quality enabling it to be MOLDED BY TRANSPERSONAL FORCES.”


Gotta love and be in awe how the collective emergency / alertness mode (MOON / URANUS in ARIES) for the predicted unpredictable incoming storm, and predictably unpredictable scenario down in the States is being transported onto a spiritual level through this symbol – synchronistically very apropos.

Since the Full Moon links up with URANUS there is a spiritually liberating transpersonal effect involved.

Who’s ready to experience the storm in this way, with innocent open mindedness (ARIES) and open for spiritual breakthroughs? While of course doing what needs to be done on the physical level (MARS / PLUTO in CAP).

A paradigm shift and energy lift.




© Melanie Lichtinger 2016



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