Archive | November, 2016

* CHIRON in PI goes direct (Dec 1), in trine with LILITH in SCO (Nov / Dec) Unifying Medicine Emerges. Our Wild and True Nature Takes Us Deeper.

30 Nov



Dr. Emoto’s Water Crystal Cards, representing the crystals water forms when exposed to groups of people focusing on the energy of (cards I chose and photographed): Respect, Harmony, Peace, Earth



Our human bodies are composed of approx. 60% Water.

The Earth Body even contains 71% Water.



Water Crystals Truth, Wisdom, Prayer, Love for Humanity


The SAG New Moon catalyzes this year’s ‘Wounded Healer’ CHIRON’s turnaround from retro (since June 27) to direct / forward from Earth perspective, on Dec 1.

The stationary CHIRON energy makes mid Nov to mid Dec if not all Nov & Dec quite the CHIRON themed time. What has been latent, ‘introverted’, and dealing with re-current themes (CHIRON retro) is now being more overtly expressed again (CHIRON direct).


What’s that all about, with CHIRON in PISCES (2010 – 2018)? Collectively and personally, the ‘Wound’ that connects us, and carries its intrinsic Medicine is that all IS connected in the eco-logic Fabric of Life, and we ARE ALL in this together.

A vulnerable scenario, yet also it carries the potential that when we connect in resonance and coherence (PI) the ‘field’ is healing.

  • Which ‘old wounds’ have shown up in you over the last months?
  • How did it help you to feel connected?
  • What is your inner Medicine?

The CHIRON direct phase (Dec 1, 16 – July 1, 17) can help us bringing our unifying vibrations together, and heal in Oneness that already IS.


CHIRON in PI is presently also in ‘friendly’ Water trine support with LILITH in SCO was exact Nov 23 while its effect extends throughout Nov and Dec.

LILITH in SCO’s ‘Call of the Wild’ to access our deep, magical, and transformational True Nature goes well together with CHIRON in PI’s Medicine of surrender and Oneness.

What could be scary (SCO)and overwhelming (PI) about this? Probably mostly: The version of ‘truth’ that the voice of the ego is trying to tell us (SATURN in SAG, activated by the SAG New Moon nearby helps us monitor those voices). Check them out, and let them fiercely transform!


© Melanie Lichtinger 2016



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SAG New Moon 2016 (Nov 29): Focusing on the High Road & Gestation of the Heart Fire

29 Nov

On this beautiful clear day here in Victoria, I went to the Ocean before doing errands – and took in a great ‘wave therapy’ – ahhh! So fresh, air so balmy, and high tide splash ‘n spray…
While sitting on a log and watching the tides I received a ‘simple’ teaching for the SAG New Moon T-square. Wished I had brought my camera to record on the spot, but hey, it stuck and I could practice right away. Wanted to share with you here, at the beginning of the Astro~News blog:


Refreshingly ‘Simple’, Photo by Melanie, Nov. 2016

The tide is quite high today, and I had to climb on and around washed-up logs, and synch my rhythm with the waves rolling in to avoid getting wet feet.

Sooo beautiful to be out there, and energized by it all! At a spot where I sat down for a while on a log, wondering, “Shall I continue, or turn around here?”, I suddenly realized how symbolic this walk was for emotional and communicative scenarios (had one of those today, and even after the walk another one to practice on):
On the walk, the way how to move forward with ease was not to focus on and ‘highlight’ the ‘obstacles’ (logs, sticks, seaweed, uneven ground, waves coming in) which sure enough would give those a big attention and power. But to keep my focus on where the path ‘of least resistance’ does open, perhaps closer to the cliff, on the ‘high road’, which makes walking so much more enjoyable and healthier, and I could always jump out closer to the waves from there.

Similarly, as I focus on my ‘higher ground’, rather than on obstacles and judgment (all of which relates to New Moon in SAG, close to SATURN) I’m not carried away by or sucked into what might be inundating, overwhelming, co-dependent, addictive, toxic, and just produce more of the same, and I could loose myself in this (South Node in PI with NEPTUNE, in Nov stationary after going direct on Nov 19).
Instead, I’m self aware and conscious of what’s going on, and choose what’s healthy, functional, and smarter (North Node in VIR).

I so enjoyed my walk with the teaching applied, intentionally kept my relaxed zoom focus on the path that opened, walked the shoreline with ease and fun, and played with the waves. Nothing ‘NEW’, and quite ‘SIMPLE’, since we DO it when walking anyway. Yet a hologram for many situations:


Focusing on what works (SAG NM / SATURN – VIR NN), rather loosing our path in an energy that drowns us (NEP / SN in PI). And then relaxing (PI), aiming high, and having fun (SAG).

I could practice it right away afterwards in the pharmacy (a NEP place – NEP rules drugs). Wanted to pick up a prescription cream, and first it took forever – everything seems to go in slow motion which felt like a draining, dream like, hypnotizing energy (NEP / SN in PI). So I was going to the post office first, checked in again at the pharma – still a wait, and to the grocery store to be efficient with my time. When it was my turn the pharmacist again had to finish his admin before being available. More patience and release of judgment. When he finally rang the prescription through it turned out they charge $ 78 for a cream that I paid a fraction for a few years back. I was shocked, and immediately said: “I’m not willing to pay this price. I was about $ 20 last time.”. “You don’t want this prescription???” “No”. My intuition told me, the internet and Amazon are my friends when pharma is outrageous. And sure enough, found a same size generic cream with the same ingredient yet not the original brand for $ 11 and ordered it. Happy for alternative opportunities and solutions. Less pharma costs with the same focus is more, and works for me. SATURN in SAG (square CHIRON in PI) loves that too.

By the way, SATURN in SAG will be in exact square with CHIRON in PI on the day of the next New Moon, Dec 28 / 29:

What’s the Medicine and what are the Teachings of how to move forward, and which direction to say NO to?!
In my sense that’s already becoming quite clear when I look at what’s going on at Standing Rock…


Let’s see what the Sabian Symbol for the New Moon has to say, before we look at the chart.

The New Moon will be at 7°42’ SAG (see chart below).

8° SAG says:




Heart Lava, Kilauea. Photo by B. Lewis (from G+)


Keynote: The alchemical fire which both purifies and transforms the very substance of man’s inner life.

Forces are at work in the deepest layers of the psyche which in their own way respond to the outer stimulation produced by a strong involvement in group ambitions and emotions, and even more by the powerful tensions and releases of love. An alchemical process goes on, usually unnoticed by the conscious ego, until it becomes obvious that a kind of mutation has taken place and a new level of awareness of its responses to life has been reached. At this… stage, we deal with both the basic rhythm of growth of the human being and a reaction to more individualized experiences which aroused the emotions. The very substance of the person’s nature undergoes modifications, on the basis of which a new step may be taken. The symbol draws our attention to the inner changes. We have become aware of them. What is implied is a kind of PSYCHIC GESTATION.”


The Evolution of Love in a deeper, bigger, broader way than we were societally conditioned is taking place.

The Sabian Symbol also describes very beautifully the transit of VENUS / PLUTO in CAP that we just experienced. May the Power of Love be the evolutionary agent that overcomes the destructive love of power! A purification through the Heart Fire – that SAG also represents.



* The SAG New Moon Chart – A Bigger Picture.

The SAG NEW MOON will be exact today Nov 29 at 4:18 am PST.


  • As you see, SUN and MOON at 8° SAG are on the Apex of an exact Mutable T-Square to the Lunar North Node at 8° VIR, and stationary NEPTUNE, only one degree away from the Lunar South Node at 8° PI:

What a tension that seeks release and outlet at the New Moon point – the Heart Lava!

  • The North Node in VIR calls us to be (self) aware, sort things out, clean up our act, do what works, and what needs to be done to help a situation, be in alignment with integrity, and be grounded, and in practical intelligence.
  • The South Node in PI with NEPTUNE exposes us to the all-encompassing universal Sea of the Collective. We’re all in this together, and all is connected. Too much ‘flooding’ can lead to loosing ourselves, overwhelm, passivity, and a draining of energy on a personal level.
  • The Nodal Balance gives incentive to ‘start’ with the North Node, do what’s healthy and helpful, and stay in our integrity (the realm of ‘The Priestess’). From that place, exposure to and immersion in All that IS is easy and nature-All.


The SAG New Moon outlet can then be a spontaneous Heart Expression that speaks to… ‘whom it may concern’. The SAG Archer/ess pulls his / her arrow back to the Heart before releasing it, in-tension-ially, yet without expectations.


FIRE is also the strongest Element presently. What are you burning brightly for…? 


  • Next UP: Another T-square: VENUS / PLUTO in mid CAP are the Apex of a Cardinal T-square to JUPITER in LIBRA (the square was exact last week), and to URANUS in ARIES (VENUS square URANUS is exact tomorrow Nov 29!).
    JUPITER will exactly oppose URANUS on Dec 26.
    And MERCURY will go retro from very close to PLUTO, on Dec 19.

With cardinal energy, the crucial ‘pillars’ of life are affected. Radical new initiative and wise Leadership are called upon.
PLUTO / VENUS, exact last week (once yearly) in CAP sharply pinpoints the ‘love of’, attachment to, and investment in power over, abuse and exploitation, AND requires a change from the core, and on the soul level – personally and collectively, to access the depth and sustainability of the Power of Love – which matters most ‘at the end of the day’. And from that place, the love from and for what’s most essential (like: Water is Life!). This is the Apex / outlet of the T-square.

  • Since MERCURY will hover over this VENUS / PLUTO point from mid to late Dec (as it goes retro on Dec 19), a discussion has to be re-entered, and we need to re-think the situation, go deeper than into our mind, to communicate differently and with more soul integrity, rather than on a mental power trip (PLUTO / MERCURY).  To the left of the chart, you can see (can you read it?) my hand penciled M-r ‘itinerary’ (typed out below, also in the M-r segment).
  • JUPITER in LI shows us how important balance, justice, and right relationship are. And URANUS in AR represents the emergence of something radical and revolutionary. Can be unsettling and upsetting, unpredictable and raw. Revolutionary spirit, wake-up calls and spiritual awakening. The JUPITER – URANUS in opposition (# 1 on Dec 26, # 2 and 3 to follow on March 3 and Sept 27, 17) represents a dichotomy between right relationship, a peaceful, harmonious, synergistic and balanced giving and receiving, and radical uprising, turmoil, but also shake-up and wake-up with a call for a balance, fairness, and justice. More about it as we get closer to the exact opposition dates (and of course: always in my fb posts).
  • MARS in AQ, in trine with JUPITER in LI (exact on Dec 1) and in sextile with URANUS (exact on Dec 6) is presently a ‘valve’ through which the polarized energy can find outlets through group action, and an activation of humanity to act in cooperation (or am I idealistic here?).


How to live with and best express this Cardinal T-square pressure on a personal level, you may ask?

To keep it simple and essential (PLUTO in CAP):

  • How about spending our time and energy on what matters most?
  • How about we go by the Golden Rule (JUPITER in LI), and don’t do onto others what we wouldn’t wish to have done onto ourselves? (hmmm, what if this applies not just to treating and be treated by humans, but also to nature and animals, rivers and air?).
  • Being the Change we wish to see might be overwhelming, but can be taken step by step, in every moment we are aware and awake (URANUS in AR).
  • Honouring the Elders and Spirit Elders, and invoking our own Inner Elder is also very Capricornian, and can lead us to calm wisdom and grounded support in the priorities of life.

Back to Sagittarian Heart Wisdom and Action.


© Melanie Lichtinger 2016



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* JUPITER in ‘Square Dance’ with VENUS / PLUTO (exact Nov 24 / 25): Balance and Integrity in Relationships on all Levels, and with All our Relations.

24 Nov

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.  

Today Nov 24 – U.S. Thanksgiving Day, JUPITER in LIBRA (conjunct SATURN in the U.S. chart) is for the first time (again March 30 and Aug 4, 2017) square PLUTO in CAP. VENUS will join and pass PLUTO tomorrow Nov 25. Sounds like a strange ‘square dance’ indeed.

And we see 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 and regenerate from the core (not just on the surface).


Earth YinYang


Makes me think of the North Dakota Water Protectors immediately. Water IS essential, WATER IS LIFE. Perhaps with JUPITER and VENUS entering the picture now, more supportive attention is drawn to the issue now – I read the United Nations considered intervening. There is a lot of public awareness – in the social media, yet strangely enough, Bernie Sanders seems to be the only prominent politician who takes a clear pronounced stand – against the pipeline (“Black snake” – very PLUTO), and for protection of Native land and natural resources of. Bernie was born with VENUS in LIBRA opp. his MOON / MARS in ARIES (which is transited by URANUS this year and next – very raw and revolutionary).
Looks like we’ll hear more about clashes of radical warriors (URANUS in ARIES, also on the U.S. CHIRON) and established power institutions that seem to become more militarized now even (PLUTO in CAP) as URANUS will square the U.S. PLUTO in the next 2 years.

In our personal lives, ‘being the change’ and bringing our soul-full potential to the table at these intense times of accelerating (URANUS) deep change (PLUTO in CAP) has to do with being alert and awake, and doing what needs to be done in the moment (URANUS), while honouring and enhancing peace, fairness, and balance (JUPITER in LI – which approaches opposition with URANUS, exact Dec 26).

Societally, there is urgency (UR in AR) to act NOW, in order to maintain and protect balance in nature, and so that ecosystems and species can not only survive (AR) but regenerate (PLU).




It’s also a heightened time for the ‘fine art’ of balance between being true to ourselves (AR) while bringing any kind of relationships (LIBRA) to a new level that serves the highest purpose (CAP). What doesn’t, and can’t sustain is being purged, transformed, and ‘repurposed’, in this Plutonic, cathartic clearing process.


Speaking of Relationships:

Are you aware that relationships are one of the main focuses and service fields in my Astrology consulting practice?

  • As a couple come to a session together (whether in person or via skype) to shed light on their dynamics and evolution of your relationship, from a ‘cosmic perspective’.
  • Or come by yourself, and we explore relationship themes for you and your partner (with their permission).
  • I also offer group relationship sessions (for 3+ people in a group setting).
  • Good news on the financial side:
    I’ll offer Treat Time again (offer to come, stay tuned for the blog post!) Dec 1 – 21 where you get 20-30% discount on sessions, plus 2-for-1 sessions available!

Feel free to send me a message to or call me (250 381 4299) if you have questions how a relationship session could look like, and what it involves.


© Melanie Lichtinger 2016



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* The SUN Crosses the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO to SAG on Nov 21: Rising – and Raising Vibrations, with the Inner Heart Light.

19 Nov

On Nov 21 at 1:22 pm PDT, the SUN moves from SCORPIO to SAG – across the ‘Phoenix Point’.
This weekend and early next week are very ‘Phoenix’ like:
We made it through ‘THIS’, burnt a lot through and off, and rise again… from the deep intense Scorpionic ‘underwater’ realm to a Fiery, Spirited Sagittarian sense of Knowing that might sound like: “We got through it, and see the picture more clearly now!”.
Yet, do we like what we see? And do we really know where we’re going from here?




SATURN in SAG these years (Sept 2015 – Winter Solstice 2017) doesn’t make the SAG Journey feel like a walk in the park or a joy ride. It’s been rather showing humanity the shadow of SAG – ‘More’ isn’t always ‘better’, and “I know better than you!”, “Our belief is superior to yours” heed karmic boomerang effects, are separative, and obstacles on the spiritual path.

In combination with PLUTO in CAP, the Zodiac sign ruled by SATURN, deep, dense, old, historic power stuff layers built up over time, and running through societies and cultures is coming ‘up and out’ now.
Just saying: Plutocracy – Greek origin, literally: power of / dominion by the wealthy.
Here’s an excellent historic documentary film called Plutocracy that I found when researching:

In a simple astrological formula:
PLUTO = it gets intense as it changes.
CAPRICORN = “I use” (resources and time) / shadow: Abuse and exploitation – to ‘optimize’/ get the most out of it.

SAGITTARIUS and CAPRICORN are intertwined these days, via SATURN – which gives the ‘usual’ high-spirited SAG a heavier, weighty, shadow conscious, karmic tone – to mature and ‘ground’ the energy in integrity.
As we step into the SAG season of the year it comes with SATURN:

  • What are truly the best gifts we can make to others and ourselves these days?
  • What’s with the ‘Christmas Spirit’ – independent of materialism?
  • What brings ‘the Return of the Light’?


Jupiter Rules Sagittarius. Painting by Johfra Bosschart


Indeed, where is the light in the SAG world these days?
The very grounded Hermit in the landscape of the Johfra painting holds a lantern, representative of carrying our soul light that sheds a spotlight on the step ahead but doesn’t allow us to get too much ‘ahead of ourselves’. A good image for SATURN in SAG.

The SUN will pass the ‘gate’ of SATURN in SAG on Dec 10. Time to give ourselves the ‘Ring’, and commit to a Path of Heart and Cour-age. 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 while aiming high!

As we connect in Heart Consciousness we not only rise in our own vibration but raise vibrations that affect those around us, and energetically a whole ‘field’.

Do you believe this?  Have you experienced this?




If you’re birthday is round Dec 10 you have SATURN on your SUN these days / weeks / months, a major maturation of Spirit (that’s ‘due’ every 29 years), and perhaps some karmic ‘graduation tests’ too, when it comes to trusting yourself, your intuition and knowing, being in your natural authority, and on your Path.


Chakra Awakening


In the Chakras, the SUN is astrologically related to the CROWN Chakra, and SATURN to the ROOT Chakra.
On Dec 13, we’ll reach in our present Crown-to-ROOT Astrological Chakra Journey the ROOT Chakra and SATURN! Gotta love synchronicities, showing us we’re naturally connected.

If you feel called to Chakras 4 to 1 (Heart, Solar Plexus, Sacral, Root), with YOUR related Astrology, you are welcome to join us in the next weeks on Tuesdays, in person or via Skype. In other words, drop-in welcome.
I’d like to offer another ROOT to CROWN Astrological Chakra Journey from early January on, likely Jan 4. Let me know if you’re ready to come on board! No prerequisites, re: Astrology or Chakras. An open mind and heart are good assets.
Here’s the FB Event for the current Journey:



© Melanie Lichtinger 2016



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Neptunian November

18 Nov
MERCURY, now in SAG (since Nov 12, until Dec 2), squares NEPTUNE today, Nov 18, and will pass SATURN on Nov 23.
An important time to guard the mind from too many ‘random’ influences that could contaminate thoughts, blur the vision and distract us from our focus. Yet also a nice edge for imagination and inspiration. And to keep our Heart of Compassion open (and not let the mind ‘override’ it)! 

Ocean Spa – Photo by Melanie Nov 3

Quite watery and Neptunian these days, as the MOON is still in CANCER until this eve, the SUN in the last 3 days / tail end of deep SCO (until Nov 21), and – big news:
NEPTUNE stations, and goes from retro to DIRECT from Earth perspective, tomorrow Sat Nov 19!
What a Neptunian November, and U.S. Election… media, ‘glamour’, deception, confusion, illusion, incl. the MOON in PI accentuated NEPTUNE on Nov 8 / 9 – you get the idea: Lots of people thought they were dreaming or in an alternate reality / unreality – and on a spiritual dimension it IS all ‘Maya’.
NEPTUNE rules music, media, dance, surrender, altered states of consciousness.
  • Is your dream world also more heightened these days? Surrendering to what-IS seems to come easy these days – let it be a fluid energetic experience (rather than a ‘whatever’ / blah mode or depressive giving up). Does being in nature, connected, in the dance of life help you with that?
  • Allow things to be washed ashore and come your way – and release what’s not ‘yours’.
  • Purging, cleansing, soaking in Sea Salt. All good medicine.

And the North Node in VIR on the ‘other end’ says: be discerning, check what’s healthy. Exposure to the subtle, all-connective realms (PI) helps me with my work and well-being.


© Melanie Lichtinger 2016



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* TAURUS – SCORPIO Full Moon (Nov 14): Finding our Ground in the Changefulness.

14 Nov

What a wave and surge of deep emotions that are usually under the surface, since ‘New Seeds in the Darkness’ (motto of the last Astro~News) were planted, with the SCO New Moon on Oct 30. First a ‘dark and quiet before the storm’, leading up to the U.S. elections last week, and followed by an outburst of responses and reactions after the results were clear. What comes up needed to come out, cathartically.

Yet, dwelling or freezing in projecting our fear of the unknown, or rather: fear of the anticipated, disempowers us and weakens our energy field.

Well aware of the danger of ‘spiritual by-passing’, I’m more interested in looking at the cosmic, archetypal, astrological picture that presents itself nowadays – and wrote a 2-part not too long blog about ‘The American Evolution – An Astrological Perspective’ – featuring the chart of the U.S., and its transits, as well as the archetypal roles and activations for and through Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump. 

Take a read here:


SCORPIO is the Alchemy that transforms ‘lead into gold’, or depressing, heavy states into pure consciousness.



In the last few weeks, have you come through lots of emotional transformation, yet processed it faster than before? Maybe because it’s such a collective momentum, and we as Humanity go to deep core issues that are usually ‘left alone’.

The key for the fixed energy of SCO is to ‘not be afraid of the dark’, not resist, get stuck, or hurt yourself, and process ‘all the way through’, to allow the Alchemy do its magical thing. Even ‘simply’ by honestly addressing: ”What’s even deeper than this?”


We have moved through the central core = central 10 degrees and 10 days of SCO – round Nov 2 – 12, and are coming now to the ‘mutable’ part of SCO until Nov 21, where – this year also coordinated with and aided by the FULL MOON and waning lunar cycle – things get ‘washed out’ and released, to give room for the SAGITTARIAN light and space and freedom.


Speaking of Scorpionic Alchemy: Just before writing the Astro~News yesterday, something wanted to alchemize spontaneously: I felt called to ‘experiment’ with picking a Voyager Tarot card for the energies of the TAU – SCO Full Moon, and share its message to you. After the first card the process naturally turned into a 3-card spread.

I intuitively ‘sealed’ and activated it with a Hematite Heart that wanted to be in the spread ‘constellation’. says (found it after the fact): ”Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms you in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone, and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. Hematite can boost confidence, and is also good for working with the Root Chakra.
Hematite can help one to find their own gifts and to release self-imposed limitations. Hematite can help with the ascension process, by facilitating the integration of higher spiritual energies into our physical 3-D existence. Hematite is also used to protect against geopathic stress and electromagnetic smog, and is said to be a great detoxifying stone, helpful for the liver and the blood.”




The order I picked them is not what you might think, by looking at the spread which rearranged itself as shown in the photo – I explain it in the paragraphs below.

And wow – now as I look at it and connect it with the Full Moon chart it is perfectly ‘in place’… take a peek at the chart below. If you’re somewhat of an Astro insider you know what I mean… and I’ll point to the chart connection along the way of ‘reading’ the cards.


Soo, the Man of Cups – Surfer showed up first, and yes, that guides us not go under but skilfully surf through and on the intense waves of energy in our oceanic interconnectedness (NEPTUNE / South Node in PISCES – was exact on Nov 4 but influences the whole Fall 2016, and is balanced by the North Node in VIRGO, incentivizing us to be in our overall health / wellness integrity, to apply our tools, be discerning, and do the clearing. NEPTUNE is this month ‘stationary’ as it will change direction from retro to forward in the Zodiac, on Nov 19. Neptunian November…

CHIRON is these years (2010 – 2018) in PI as well, showing us the collective and personal ‘wounds’ and their intrinsic ‘medicine’: When we get overwhelmed, what helps us feel fully connected to and as Source, and allows for release and flow, in the unified field of Being?

In the Full Moon chart, PI with NEP / NN and CHI are also on the ‘right bottom’, houses 4 and 5.


Then came the Woman of Cups – Rejoicer. A beautiful illustration of the TAURUS Full Moon – such a sensual and en-joy (TAU) – able vibe! The MOON is ‘exalted’ in TAU – ‘highest’ position and fullest expression for the MOON in the Zodiac: Being nurtured with all senses, in and as Nature. You TAU MOON babes out there probably know what I’m talking about. There is even a Full Moon above the head of the right woman’s head! Spider webs and nature-spa like atmosphere relate to the regenerative SCO SUN energy that’s reflected ‘on the face of the MOON’.


Fascinating that Man and Woman of Cups – the natural ‘Watery Couple’ came up, with the MOON and SCO connection!
Looking at the chart, PISCES (the realm of the Surfer) and TAURUS (the realm of the Rejoicer) have at their opposite midpoint LIBRA, with JUPITER being presently almost the exact midpoint activator and enhancer. LIBRA is the energy of the ‘Sacred Marriage’, inner and outer. Not just about ‘finding the perfect match’ but, first of all, balancing and marrying the Inner Masculine and Feminine within. This is so up nowadays as a BIG theme, with JUPITER in LI since 09 / 09, until 10 / 10, 2017.
JUPITER in LI will form a significant transit just before the next New Moon, exact on Nov 24 that’s been building up this Fall: A square to PLUTO in CAP (#1 out of 3 – two more to follow in 2017): Balance is crucial for integrity and sustainability. 


And the last card: Death XIII Major Arcana. Scorpionic – Plutonic. The energy of SUN / LILITH (they were exactly aligned on Remembrance Day, 11 / 11) in SCO. Death as a Force of Nature. Scary to face the death mask perhaps… grieving of what’s dead and over, yet also a stillness, like the Dead Sea in the background, which is also a regenerative place. A rather eerie Moon hovers over the stillness…

How can we be with and in and as the river that must go to the Sea, aware of the impermanence of all phenomena, incl. the Taurean bodily experience, yet like nature connected to the undying regenerative life force?!

Perhaps a central and deeper message of the FULL MOON in TAURUS opposite the SUN / LILITH in SCORPIO.


* The Full Moon Chart: A Fuller Picture…




The SuperSuper FULL MOON will be today Nov 14 at 5:52 am PST – at Moonset. Given the rain at this point, it’s not very likely that we see the large MOON disk from our vantage point here on Vancouver Island ‘physically’ (TAU) – aww. Gotta rely on energetic download. All good.


Pretty straight-forward, this Full Moon chart, though. Nice change from the cosmic patterns of recent.

And you can probably see now what I meant with alignment of the Voyager Tarot 3-card spread above with the chart:


  • The Death card showed up where the SCO AC with LILITH and the SUN are: Shining light of consciousness on our deep dark nature that, like nature, is always subject to change of form yet always IS, and just changes form.


  • The Man of Cups / Surfer card showed up where NEPTUNE / South Node and CHIRON in PI are, in Water trine with the SCO SUN / LILITH, and opp. the North Node in VIR: Being one with the energy currents and waves, and surfing them skilfully is the way to go and let-go. NEPTUNE and CHIRON are a strong stationary influence this month.


  • The Woman of Cups / Rejoicer card showed up where the MOON in TAU is: Balancing all that depth and surf with embodied enjoyment, and finding worth and value in the joy of being, liberated from being occupied with (and by!) the ups and downs of mental-emotional waves and (under)currents.


  • JUPITER in LIBRA, in the midpoint (how LIBRAN also!) area opposite the NEPTUNEian Surfer and the LUNAR Rejoicer, calling us to find balance of inner and outer masculine and feminine, and other ways of being intrinsically at peace. JUPITER is about to square PLUTO in CAP – exact on Nov 24 (two more exact alignments to follow in 2017). Ideally, bringing relationships (LI) to a new level that serves the highest purpose (CAP). Other manifestations are of course also in the cards (see below in the JUPITER square PLUTO feature).


  • PLUTO will also visited by VENUS (ruler of LIBRA) on Nov 25, just one day after JUPITER in LI squares PLUTO in CAP. Great opportunities (inevitabilities?) to attract from a deep soul level, and for the highest purpose.


  • Finally, MERCURY is now in SAG (since Nov 12, until Dec 2), will square NEPTUNE on Nov 19, and pass SATURN on Nov 23. An important time to guard the mind from too many ‘random’ influences that could contaminate thoughts, blur the vision and distract us from our focus. Yet also a nice edge for imagination and inspiration.


* Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon Degree:

Personal Worth.

The Full Moon will be at 22°37’ TAU (see chart below).


Keynote: The social confirmation of natural excellence.

Two elements should be distinguished in this symbolic picture: The gems that result from natural processes, often induced by extreme volcanic heat and pressure, and the finished products and refined craftsmen. Both the gems themselves and the artistry are highly prized and bring prestige to the owner of the jewels. The symbol applies to any product in which culturally acquired skill has embellished or transformed the end results of a lengthy and demanding natural process.

At this stage we are concerned with the social process which brings about a CERTIFICATION OF PERSONAL WORTH.”


This Symbol called for another (crystal enhanced) Voyager Tarot card as an illustration: Woman of Crystals – Guardian.


Voyager Woman of Crystals - Guardian Crystals 3

Image: Crystal Activated Voyager Tarot card Woman of Crystals – Guardian (photo and crystal activation by Melanie).


Here is what the reference book says (with some of my comments in italics):
“The mind, like the crystal, is beautiful and rich and therefore susceptible to exploitation (just consider the influence of the media nowadays…). Like the Crystal Woman, guard the mind, your greatest natural resource (which leads over to MERCURY, Archetype of the mind, now in SAG, and conj. SATURN on Nov 23). Protect it against invading negativities such as confusion, delusion, defeatism, dullness, and narrowness, by giving it the hardness and impenetrability of the diamond. (MERCURY will first square NEPTUNE, on Nov 18, before meeting SATURN).

Like the Woman of Crystals, maintain dominion over your mind. Train it. Continuously aware of its workings, you are able to direct and focus it at will. Meditate. (Great advice and timing for MERCURY square NEPTUNE and conj. SATURN over the next week – and beyond of course)

The crystal also heals. You are a therapist and counselor, a healer of the mind. You bring mental health to yourself and others. You are able to articulate what you see intuitively. Trust your logic and your intuition.”


Hence, guarding the mind can be the crown jewel of excellence.
As we opt out of being distracted by many externally and internally alluring ‘shiny objects’ we can develop our deep natural excellence more fully.

Natural excellence and personal worth may be but don’t have to be socially confirmed. I believe LILITH in SCO would agree.


© Melanie Lichtinger 2016



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U.S. 2016 and Beyond – The American Evolution? An Astrological Perspective – part 2.

12 Nov

Let’s gain perspective on the U.S. state of affairs, and the energy of this time, through a cosmic lens, in two parts:

Part 1: The U.S. ‘Birth Chart’ and its Current and Upcoming AstroActivations (

And here is…

Part 2: The major political Players that the U.S. presented and produced this year, in their Archetypal Roles: Birth Charts of Trump, Clinton, and Sanders, with Current and Upcoming AstroActivations.


Let’s start with Bernie Sanders, whom I mentioned above, with his ARIES side. Here is his birth chart. His birth time is unknown, so I set up a chart for 12 noon, on Sept 8, 1941, in Brooklyn Heights.




As you see, URANUS is now on Bernie’s MOON / MARS in ARIES – Feel the Bern! Bernie was and is very popular with young people (AR), and despite his biological age he’s very fresh, alert, and direct (AR).

URANUS was strong for him in Spring when there was ‘young’ hope and enthusiasm wherever he gave speeches, while URANUS was direct / forward moving, until it slowed down and went retro, only 1 degree off his MARS, end of July. Pretty much coinciding with the CA Primaries results and questions came up whether they were rigged to Bernie’s disadvantage.

Bernie’s birth MARS is retro, next to his MOON – he’s an intrinsic fighter and advocate for the people. My sense is that with MARS retro he empathizes with CHIRON in AR in the U.S. – A ‘wounded warrior’: Let’s not use assertion (anymore) for violent destructive battles but channel it into passionate energy and drive to fight for the greater good, and nowadays: for a political revolution (URANUS)! And hey, even though he ‘lost’ the nomination battle, he is feisty as ever, doesn’t let ego get in the way, gets up and carries on (AR).

Opposite his MOON / MARS in AR sits his VENUS in LI, in auspicious trine with his JUPITER in GEM. He can be quite a charmer and negotiator, eloquent, curious, engaging, asking questions, remaining youthful despite ‘age’.

His VENUS will receive a transit from transiting JUPITER in LI, in Jan – March 2017 (would the People and the women especially want Bernie for President?!), and again, Aug / Sept – just in time for his 76th birthday. Maybe the elections came a year too early for him… his popularity and opportunities seem to rise next year.

SATURN presently in SAG opposes Bernie’s JUPITER in GEM end of Dec and next Summer (July – Sept 2017). So yeah, fate and vote had it otherwise, but he can still have a word in, or many…

In terms of leadership, let’s look at his SATURN, which comes with URANUS retro, on the TAU / GEM cusp. Taking a stand and verbalizing it is his forte, and he can channel that into progressive purposes (SAT / UR). There’s also a theme of non-attachment, and being free from rigid concepts (UR in GEM next to SAT in TAU), incl. the concept of leadership itself.

Lastly, his SUN / North Node / NEPTUNE are in VIR – close to the U.S. NEPTUNE / LILITH. He would have learned in his life to channel his natural compassion (South Node in PI) into analyzing the situation and offering practical solutions (North Node in VIR), and bring order (VIR) into chaos (PI)… which is also much needed nowadays: The Nodes in PI – VIR are congruent with Bernie’s, since Sept 2015 until May 2017, and he has his Nodal Return (comes every 18 – 19 years). In so much overwhelm and chaos, we could all use more of the voice of reason, and practicality (“How can this work? How do we clean up this mess?”).

CHIRON in PI has been on his South Node this year… was letting go, loosing, giving up inevitable? Could counting the numbers and taking a critical examination have helped (North Node in VIR)? But who helped Bernie when he needed it? Not the media (PI), giving soo much publicity (any publicity…) to the Donald.

With his SUN and NEPTUNE close by in VIR, Bernie can be nevertheless quite charismatic, in a non-assuming, humble way, and popular with women, and ‘ordinary, regular people’.

So, let’s see what we hear from Bernie in 2017, and perhaps already in December. He’s instrumental in the American political revolution that’s under way now (UR in AR which will continue to be on his MARS over 2017).


Next up: Hillary Clinton. Here is her chart. Two versions of her birth time cruise around (8:02 am and 8 pm). I chose 8:02 am intuitively – and makes much more sense from what we see (and don’t see) about her. A very pronounced chart. What’s your sense?




Well, that’s a ton of SCORPIO – really?!

SCO SUN, on the 12th house cusp, then CHIRON / VENUS in her 12th, MERCURY retro (went retro the day before she was born) smack on her SCO AC, and conj. South Node in SCO in her 1st house, leading over to JUPITER on the ‘Phoenix Point’ cusp, barely in its ruled sign SAG. That’s a mouthful.

Hillary’s chart is mostly SCO, in sharp fixed square with LEO (MARS / PLUTO and SATURN), and in water trine with PISCES (MOON), the latter accentuating her 12th house / PI themes. The predominant modality is fixed, esp. LEO and SCO – even in the centre of these fixed signs – the ‘Gates of Power’. Power themes can be her strength and her detriment…

So, let’s break it down a bit here:

With the 12th house so full, and PI MOON, Hillary can be an amorphous mystery being, onto whom the collective projects a lot. She can absorb a lot of these projections too, listen to many voices (MERCURY retro on her AC) and speak on behalf of whomever she represents (the lawyer in her) and / or be of selfless service on behalf of the Collective.

12th house placements are common among people in public service. As long as she doesn’t take things too personal and absorbs too much, or if she could remain anonymous (12th house is ‘self / ego undoing’) it’s all cool. When it gets personal and turns into issues projected onto the person Hillary all hell can break loose (SCO – PI, excuse my language).

Which happened in the electoral ‘battle’, with lots of SCO activations over the year: MARS, from early Jan until early Aug, incl a retro phase in Spring, stirring up her 12th house: “What’s going on behind the scenes?” “Whom is she really representing?” Lots of attacks coming at her. LILITH, May 2016 to Feb 2017, she became a personal ‘nasty woman’ target, and spoke on behalf of uncontrollable, unshameable women and for their re-empowerment. In the ‘hot phase’ before the elections also VENUS, the SUN, and MERCURY were in SCO, all mostly in her 12th house, and only post-elections emerging into her 1st.

The controversy about email information that would be retroactively classified (MERCURY retro in SCO on her AC) and was entrusted to her in public service however was channeled through her private (SCO) server was probably one of the breaking points, when the public started to mistrust her. And the question about whether she actually won the CA Primaries for the Democrats was another one.
SCO per se is hidden, private, contained, and covered, and operates in the dark and depth where power sits and transformation takes place. Her12th house paradox re: Scorpionic control, privacy and confidentiality vs transparency, non-attachment / non-control, openness / availability ‘to whom it may concern’ was provoked, and got muddled – yet it’s not just Hillary’s ‘thing’ but pointed to institutional phenomena (12th house) that showed up through her. Hillary seems to be such a classic ‘Power behind the Throne’ with all her 12th house.

On a spiritual level, letting go of personal glory and attachment, having faith, working in the background without expectations for external ‘credit’ yet inner fulfillment, are some of the most ego challenging yet soul rewarding themes of the 12th house. If it feels like ‘sacrifice’ the ego is involved again.

Hillary made herself available and won the popular vote. And lots of women saw themselves in her (VENUS / CHIRON in her 12th house, plus CHIRON has been this year and will be until Spring 2017 on her PI MOON).

Maybe paradoxically (12th house, PI) with her surprising ‘loss’ and what it evokes in her supporters, in the world community, and in women especially (PI MOON, VENUS / CHIRON in her 12th house) she might have an even more powerful effect and transformational influence – not through her active ‘doing’ but through what she represents.

With all the SCO influence on her and through her, incl. her South Node, and the North Node in TAU on her DC looks like even the smartest sharp tongue strategic ‘traps’ she laid for Trump didn’t help her to win the presidency. Maybe karmically not meant to happen, so that she can wield her influence otherwise – and get more comfort and rest, rather than being worn down in office.

What’s with the LEO planets in her 9th house? MARS / PLUTO (the ruling planet of her SCO Rising) and SATURN. Quite the tough fighter for what she believes in and who doesn’t give up or give in easily, yet the ego must not get in the way, otherwise PLUTO is the ‘undertaker’, and SATURN the ‘terminator’ (by the way, Schwarzenegger was born just 3 month before Hillary Clinton, July 30, 1947, with SUN / SATURN / PLUTO in LEO).

Lastly, Hillary’s LILITH is at the very end of CAP (last degree), on the cusp to AQ. Perhaps she dedicates her success and making it to the ‘top’ to being an elder, a model and liberator for women and girls to follow. Her LILITH is also close to the U.S. PLUTO which returns 2020 – 2022. Maybe at the next elections one of her ‘spirit sisters’ actually makes it happen.


Ok, and now: Donald Trump. Yes, let’s do this. Here we go, his birth chart from June 14, 1946 at 10:54 am EDT. By the way, he was born only 3 weeks before George W. Bush.




Did you see the comment, and do you see it in his chart? Trump was born on the day of a Total Lunar Eclipse in SAG – less than 4 hrs before the exact Full Moon and Eclipse!

A very pronounced Eclipse axis indeed, with the MOON / South Node in SAG, opp. the SUN / URANUS / North Node in GEMINI. This axis also splits the chart into two sides, one populated by the planets, one empty. The pattern is called bowl or hemisphere. Pretty imbalanced. He is prone to be pre-occupied with the occupied signs from GEM to SAG and houses 10 to 4. The opposite ‘empty’ midpoint of the Eclipse axis shows what’s missing: PISCES (adaptability, empathy and compassion, going with the flow, openness, surrender…). Hmmm.

With his Full Moon / Eclipse birth, relationships and the (inner and outer) Alchemy of the Feminine / Masculine are important themes in his life, yet he’s had a tumultuous marital history. Wondering what the marriage of his parents modelled to him. The Eclipse axis is also in his father – mother axis of the 4th / 10th house.

His South Node / MOON in SAG can show up as a grandiose big mouth / know-it-all / my way / promiser / salesman. Question is, can he deliver? Funny, how his 10-year old son Barron (with PLUTO in SAG close to Donald’s’ MOON / South Node) next to him at the acceptance speech rolled his eyes several times, per my observation…

Perhaps in some sense he, Donald, is still narcissistically stuck in his childhood, and / or has unfinished business with one or both of his parents or ancestry, such as the history of his German background on his dad’s side . Interestingly, 2 of his 3 wives came from overseas also (MOON in SAG).

Yet, in his political program or shall I say: promise? he positions himself as very restrictive in terms of immigration, esp. when it comes to Muslims, out of fear / control of terrorist infiltration. With his SATURN in CAN, it looks like Donald wants to see good old homeland security that was put in place under his astro buddy George W. Bush under transiting SATURN in CAN (2003 – 2005) get amped up a few notches, and ‘perfected’, even to the point of an American Wall (!!!) at the Mexican border. Would that be the best way of building and working with resources, asks PLUTO in CAP, transiting in the next few years opposite Donald’s SATURN in CAN and coming up to the U.S. PLUTO RETURN in 2020 – 2022. Re-building America?

Let’s see what SATURN in SAG has to say, as it approaches Donald’s MOON / South Node (Dec / Jan, and again – stationing exactly to the degree and minute on Donald’s MOON! – in Aug / Sept 2017). What will be the feedback and input of the international political world community (SAG)…?

If he only listened and learned, and communicated well (SUN / North Node in GEM) – but hey, with URANUS next to it, one never knows what comes out of his mouth next, and he’s a communicative ‘loose cannon’, possibly ADD, and I read an article that stated his speeches are simply un-transcribable).

Ideally, and on soul level, transpersonal URANUS in his 10th house next to the SUN can be a cathartic and liberating influence – and what he represents in public makes people question and discuss their own way into freedom.

What also stands out about Donald is his MERCURY, and SATURN / VENUS in CAN in his 11th house. All of that looks very patriotic (and is linked with the U.S. VENUS / JUPITER, SUN, and MERCURY retro in CAN), and also like a group / elite consciousness (11th house) around his family, ‘clan’, and country (CAN).

SATURN / VENUS in CAN quincunx his Eclipse MOON… an attraction, attachment (over compensation?) to building homes and presenting himself as the patriarch, surrounded by luxury and beauty (well, the factor of taste is in question, with SATURN / VENUS, and significant age differences don’t tend to add to the esthetic effects either…).

Plus… over and over, his issues with women. In the last debate with Hillary, he stated, “Nobody respects (SATURN) women (VENUS) more than I do.” Yet another crazy questionable generalization (SAG South Node) that he himself proved wrong by calling Hillary a ‘nasty woman’ shortly afterwards. Looks to me like he’s actually afraid of women, or has erotic issues (SATURN / VENUS) and overcompensates, by not getting enough of them and / or insulting them.

Soo, what’s with MARS Rising / on his late LEO AC? Well, that’s what’s immediately noticeable when he shows up, an assertive, aggressive, domineering demeanour. LEO in his 12th house (vs. Hillary’s 12th house in SCO) holds collective projections of ‘greatness’ and masculine bravado – yet at the same time what he shows off is exactly what turns lots of people off (good old 12th house paradox). In other words, he provokes verbally and through his poses and body language the shadow of the alpha male go-getter, repressed anger and aggressive / sexual dominance.

The part of the collective identifying themselves with Trump hopes that “a successful business man as our boss can lead the country to success and prosperity”, and they too can vicariously participate at his ‘greatness’, displayed on behalf of ‘America’.

And then his PLUTO – sitting in his 12th house, unaspected, and of course also in LEO – close to the U.S. North Node. Yes, he seems to represent a prime example for the ‘American Dream’ in terms of material – and ostentatious – power, fame and success. His unaspected PLUTO has ‘a life of its own’. Does being a billionaire ‘Plutocrat’ and having the buying power that “can do anything” like a spoilt brat mean one lives life lovingly (LEO)?

Well, what Trump embodies PLUTO wise, and as he is about to represent the U.S. and will continue to stand in the limelight brings lots of shadow about power, fame and fortune out for transformation in the collective (12th house). Perhaps in cathartic ways, definitely catalytic. PLUTO can bring out our worst – the shadow we don’t want to look at – and our best – the power to face and transform.

Donald’s AC is right on the cusp from LEO to VIR – the ‘Sphinx Point’ of Self Awareness. Does he, the know-it-all truly, deeply ‘know himself’? What he displays is the LEO statement “This is ME, this is who I am…” followed by VIR: “And this is what I’m doing, what I’m good at and capable of doing.” – hmmm.

His LIBRA Planets, NEPTUNE retro (his only retro planet) / stationary, CHIRON, and JUPITER also stationary (went on his birthday direct) all in his 2nd house, show how he deals with values, money, business/es, resources. Does it just ‘come to him’ (NEPTUNE), and come and go?  How does he negotiate, and what does fairness, balance, peace, and right relations mean to him? Where’s the wound (CHIRON) in right relations (see above, overall theme), proportion, and balance?

With NEPTUNE in LI in square to MERCURY in CAN he’s quite idealistic about ‘deals’ he can negotiate on behalf of tribe and country. MERCURY – NEPTUNE in conflict can be somewhat deceptive, delusional, and fuzzy. Of course, also apt to meditate on the quality of mind, how it fluctuates and is ‘empty’. Go meditate and find inner peace, Donald!


So here they are, the candidates and president-elect with their cosmo-human traits and trends, in connection with the U.S. Evolution.

When we recognize and become conscious of how the Archetypes are playing out, and acknowledge them for what they are we wake up from the collective slumber / hypnosis / projections, and become free to contribute to a Conscious New World.

Meet you there!



© Melanie Lichtinger 2016



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