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VENUS Retro 2017 (March 4 – April 15): Re-Emergence of the INNER Goddess <3

28 Feb

The VENUS Retro ‘Season’ is ON!

 

Birth of Venus, by Italian Renaissance painter S. Botticelli

 

VENUS presently the ‘Evening Star’, will go ‘into the underworld’ to regenerate herself as the Morning Star!

VENUS is now stationary in mid ARIES, and will go retro (inwards-backwards) on March 4 (until Apr 15).
This cosmic process will help us shift from being so Other-oriented (VENUS ‘Evening Star’ has a LIBRA undertone: pleasing, comparing, copying, judging) to finding our Intrinsic Value, and naturally attract from there (VENUS ‘Morning Star has a TAURUS undertone)!

The VENUS retro phase happens only every 18 months (last one July 25 – Sept 6, 2015).

With VENUS ‘cruising’ now in mid ARIES, close to MARS / URANUS, the inner and outer Feminine is raw, authentic, pro-active, and fresh in every moment – which IS attractive.

With VENUS’s slowing down period now (in pre-retro stationary ‘storm’ now) you might have noticed ‘early Venus retro symptoms’ and premonitions about the effect of Venus retro:

  • Have loved ones and lovers ‘from the past from ‘past’ relationships (even from different time lines) RE-connected with you, or ‘just’ shown up in your life?
  • Have you been RE-minded of, and attracted to RE-connect with them?
  • Are you drawn to be more connected with new people, but so many things are ‘in the way of making the first step’????
  • Are you wondering, what makes me unconditionally happy from within?

The VENUS retrograde phase will be a checking in on our patterns in relationships: How, whom, and what we desire and attract.

And, even more so, it’s a RE-newal of Self-Love, and Self-Value, and a RE-alignment of whom, what, and how we bring into our lives, with Consciousness (the SUN).

 

I wish I could show you, When you are lonely or in darkness, The astonishing light of your own being ~ Hafiz

VENUS retro will cross from ARIES back into ‘her’ exalted sphere of PISCES on Apr 2, and re-emerge from PI to AR on Apr 28 – 2 weeks after coming out of retro.

What’s the Truth about the Love of the Self?
Finding Self Love in the Universal, Cosmic Self…

While turning around in late PI, VENUS will almost meet CHIRON (both ‘swim’ very close to each other almost the whole month of Apr) – Finding our Medicine to Heal the ‘Love Wound’ ♥ ♥
Do you have a sense where something can open to surrender for you?

Esp. if you have Planets, Sun, Moon, or AC in late PI / early-mid AR the VENUS retro phase will be a gift for you, to let go of old patterns.

And for all of us, for the area of life related to where late PI / early-mid AR is in our charts (esp. house wise) we are invited to go inwards, release the old other-orientation, find true inner lovingness,and from there attract in a new way.

 

Come join us in a small (up to 6 women and men – exploring directly with participants’ charts)

ASTRO~PARLOUR for your journey with
* VENUS RETRO 2017 in AR – PI (March 4 – Apr 15):

REgeneration of the INNER GODDESS.

FRI, March 3
(under the TAURUS MOON – very Goddess friendly too)
3:03 – 5:33 pm

FEES:
Reg.: $ 33
Low income: $ 27
Bring-a-friend who’s new to the groups: $ 27 for each of you.

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It will be exciting to see what emerges for everybody in the group.

If you would like to dive deeper with my full attention and support you are welcome to a private session with VENUS Retro focus.

Maybe we (RE)connect with loved ones in a way that shows us why our Love matters….

 

Keep an eye on the area in your chart in late PI / early AR (VENUS / CHIRON ‘resi-dance’ these days / months),  esp. if you have planets, Sun, Moon, AC, MC there.

These sides in you are called to spontaneity in the moment (ARIES), and to connect from love (PISCES).
Maybe for the first time in a long time???


How these energies are affecting you, and how you can be best aligned with them can be seen by consulting with your personal birth chart, based on your birth date, time, and place, its unique pattern, and, foremost:

It depends on how YOU live from the energies of your chart (that’s why I find it’s so important to work with clients in person, and I refuse doing written reports).

If you feel a resonance, and hear the call to work with me come for a 1-on-1 consult session (incl. an initial 1 hr orientation session), or book a package of 3 – 5 sessions: Intentionality and commitment have by nature deeper effects. But hey, try my services out before you commit to a series of sessions!

We can go into the heart of the matter, and draw out what’s possible to help you change from within.

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Super PISCEAN ‘Ring of Fire’ Annular Solar ECLIPSE ~ Cosmic Relief ~ Loving Release ~ Deep Trust-in-Renewal!

24 Feb

The Annular ‘Ring of Fire’ Annular Solar Eclipse is coming!

On Feb 26 –  the path of the ‘Ring of Fire’ will go path will go over South-West Africa, the Atlantic, and Argentina / Chile.

 

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It will be one of the TWO major ecliptic New Moons of the Year:
Feb 26 and Aug 21
(Total Solar Eclipse over the U.S.A.).

Both are catalyzing karmic pathways, collectively and for us personally, esp. if we have LEO / VIR and AQ / PI energies in our charts.

Have you been feeling the Eclipse effects (usually building up the month before, if not longer), and welcoming the ‘karmic gifts’ it offers?

Tomorrow’s ‘Ring of Fire’ Annular Solar ECLIPSE in early PISCES helps us with releasing, ‘washing out’, and re-balancing in a much bigger way what the LEO / Regulus / VIR – AQ FULL MOON on Feb 10 has been preparing us for:
* Clearing residual ‘chaos’ / overwhelm (South Node / NEPTUNE in PI)
* Re-aligning with integrity (VIR), to radiate our authentic Self (LEO).

 

This is the LAST New Moon of the Zodiac Year which begins with ARIES and ends with PISCES.

And it’s the last Solar Eclipse in PISCES for a while.
Big time Release, to Re-Connect in fresh, new, authentic ways.

 

Remember the Total Solar Eclipse (with CHIRON) in PISCES last year, March 8, 2016?
Or maybe you were ‘out’… (I was, with an extended virus / bacteria infection – a healing crisis to find inner Medicine, during that Solar Eclipse ‘season’ – For me, the theme was releasing overwhelm and unhealthy inter-personal influences, with Love AND clear discernment (VIRGO), so that I could operate and serve better again.

Since Eclipses come back to the same point in the Zodiac every 19 years (there was a PI Solar Eclipse on Feb 26, 1998!) it’s an invitation to reflect upon that cycle:
* What did you let go of, and what did you ‘breathe in’ then? 
* Where has the Ocean of Life taken you since, and what can you release with Love now?

 

Every New Moon closes a lunar month cycle and initiates a new one. A Solar Eclipse is an exact New Moon – a clear threshold and ‘re-set’ of Solar Consciousness, aligned with the ‘karmic pathways’ of the Lunar Nodes:
Lights off / on!

 

The South Node of the Moon has been since Oct 2015 in PISCES (and the North Node in VIRGO). The ‘cosmic outbreath’ / switch-off button is on the PISCES side these days / months / years, and the cosmic ‘inbreath’ / incentive / switch on button comes from the VIRGO side:
When things become chaotic, overwhelming, and exposure to them drains our energy and lowers our vibration (and immune system – ruled by PISCES!) it’s time to cleanse, discern, and to re-claim the inner healthy VIRGO Temple of Wholeness.

Yet, PISCES as the last ‘all-inclusive’ last sign of the Zodiac shows us that indeed all-is-one, the solution is not separation and being overly critical and problem focused (too much VIRGO), but to release what doesn’t serve us or is not healthy and functional, with Love and Blessings, and it can flow away, down the River of Life, or be washed out by the Sea.
The Lunar Nodes are about Balance (rather than old-school dualistic: do this, avoid the opposite).

 

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Neptune Rules Pisces. Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

A Release Ritual on the day before the Eclipse New Moon (= on Saturday Feb 25) would be in perfect PISCES – VIRGO alignment with the energies, and supported by the Universe.
Maybe you’d love to literally bring a gift to a place by the water for a release-with-love?
I got one ‘wrapped-up’ today ❤

The ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse is also SUPER WATERY = PISCEAN (MERCURY, South Node, SUN / MOON, NEPTUNE, and CHIRON all in PISCES!).

And, as always with the Eclipses (twice a year, a pair of Lunar and Solar Eclipse occur), it catalyzes what’s going on in the Astro sphere otherwise. Esp. if they happen in omni-connected PISCES…

 

On that note, here is the Eclipse chart:

 

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The PISCES ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse helps us wash out PISCEAN endings, and ignite ARIES-like new beginnings:
Most planetary energies ‘wrap’ round the ‘Birthing Point’, between PI and AR!
A great boost for release and renewal!
Maybe we experience Life and see the World in a whole new way?

 

And: No Planets in fixed signs! Nothing to get attached or hold on to. Nothing to resist…
All is fluid and ephemeral. 
Mirrors and masks… reminds me: it’s also the Carnival weekend – naturally synchronized!

MERCURY will enter PISCES tomorrow Feb 25, and sail the universal waters until March 13 – a very fluid mental sphere to tune into – artistic, all connected, intuitive downloads come easy, yet we can get also overwhelmed by being super open to the randomness of influences.
MERCURY in PI will meet NEPTUNE on March 4, the PI SUN on March 6, CHIRON on March 10, and square SATURN in SAG on March 12.
We can surf these energies by connecting our mind in Oneness, letting Spirit and Consciousness ‘rule’, being open for teachings and healing in the Love that IS, and even dropping old conditioned and hard-wired ‘stories’ and beliefs.

And as we tap into the Cosmic Self (NEPTUNE) we can easily release illusion and delusion. It’s all a game of appearances…

Let’s be the attachment-free Buddhas and Surfers, in the Waters of Love! ❤

 

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There’s even a mutable T-Square forming, from the Nodes in PI – VIR to LILITH in early SAG (on the ‘Phoenix Point’ – in the fresh Fire Rooster / Phoenix Year).
Hearing the Call of our intrinsic, always ‘wild and free’ unconditioned nature we simply know when the Heart says YES!
We can’t ‘go wrong’ by following the Heart Path.
Makes it easier to let go with Love of what’s not serving anymore, and embracing the New, with Trust, and Rising like a Phoenix!
LILITH will square MERCURY on Feb 27, and the Nodes on March 10, so the energy is building right after the Eclipse, and into mid-March.

 

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Star Cluster in the Galactic Centre (NASA) – Heart of our Milky Way, at the end of SAG where the SUN travels just before the WINTER SOLSTICE Point

SATURN, further ‘ahead’ in late SAG, is now in alignment with the Galactic Centre = 26 – 28° SAG (from end of Feb until end of May, esp. stationary there end of March and throughout April, since it will go retro on Apr 6 in the GC!)).

The Galactic Centre at the end of SAG – close to the ‘Integrity Point’ to CAP is about the ultimate Unknown that points us to the Wisdom and Knowing of the Spiritual Heart, and to ultimate Trust in the Journey.

With SATURN activating the GC this Spring, there can be (for the ego) challenging tests and initiations into the ultimate ‘Black Hole’ of what we ‘can’t know’ yet deep down something knows. SATURN in SAG gives us cause-effect feedback, and shows how it is to be in the Freedom of our Truth and Trust, and on our Heart Path, rather than going into separation and judgment towards others. Let’s keep on walking…. – Jumping through the Ring of Fire helps!

 

Lots of ARIES energy is UP too, in the Eclipto-sphere and chart, with ‘Amazon’ VENUS, and: MARS – meeting URANUS on the DAY of the Eclipse!

Now that’s quite the starter boost!

MARS / URANUS in AR opposite JUPITER retro in LI form also a cardinal T-Square with PLUTO in CAP – whoaaa! Re-activating the epic URANUS – PLUTO square (7 exact alignments between 2012 – 2015), now with JUPITER in LIBRA involved:

  • How do we move out of and free ourselves from unsustaining and even destructive control patterns and societal structures that waste and drain energies?
  • Shiva the destroyer / rebuilder can be invoked to help us move through the transformation.
  • What sustains us deep down, through change and evolution?
  • How can we work well (with least effort) with time and natural resources (esp. our inner resources)?
  • Sitting on the fence all too long, and trying to coordinate with everyone can be paralyzing.
  • Maybe a sudden breakthrough kicks us into the NEW?!


VENUS is now stationary in mid ARIES, and
will go retro on March 4 (until Apr 15), which will help us shift from being so oriented towards others (VENUS ‘Evening Star’ has a LIBRA undertone: pleasing, comparing, copying, judging) to finding our intrinsic value, and attract from there (VENUS ‘Morning Star has a TAURUS undertone)!
Specific blog post to follow!

Ignition of the ‘Ring of Fire’!
Wake-up Calls, Awakening, and Liberation on all levels!
Jump!

 

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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  • Do the Eclipse themes sound familiar? If you hear the calling, feel the resonance, and could use support in finding YOUR medicine drop me a line, and we can set up a private session to tap into cosmic guidance?
    Or maybe it’s time to fully benefit from a 3- or 5- session coaching sequence? Email me and we can customize it.
  • Interested in experiential Astrology, via courses, workshops, or embodied chart constellations  in Victoria BC?
    They are featured in the email Astro~News (sent out every 2 weeks and cover the whole Astro~Weather phase from New Moon to Full Moon or FM to NM). I’m happy to send you a sample (pls message me your email address).

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Maha Shivaratri 2017 – Releasing, Surrendering, and Jumping through the Ring of Fire!

23 Feb

Maha Shivaratri is the big yearly festival dedicated Lord Shiva, most revered deity in Hinduism, and ‘patron’ of Yoga, meditation, Union with the Formless.

 

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Lord Shiva

 

Shivaratri is celebrated in remembrance of “overcoming darkness and ignorance” in life and the world.
In Piscean mode, let’s connect to festivals of yearly Astrology related cycles – if we feel an inner resonance, and receive a benefit! ❤
This year, Feb 24 / 25 is the sacred night (ratri) dedicated to Shiva . It is believed that in this ‘moonless night’ – the night before the New Moon, Lord Shiva performed the dance of destruction and re-creation.

If you are inspired to tune into Shiva energy, esp. as a practicing Yogi/ni you might also be interested in watching the documentary “Naked in Ashes”.

 

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Shiva Nataraja – the Dancing Shiva

 

And since we are now also in the phase of the Dark Moon – the ‘Crone Moon’ (last days before the New Moon on Feb 26, as the sliver has disappeared in the heavens) it’s time to go inwards, release and surrender to the forces and gifts of life, out of which the natural course of action may arise, with the NEW MOON.

Even more so, since the PISCES NEW MOON will be a ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse with MERCURY and NEPTUNE – releasing fabrications of the mind, and surrendering into the big mystery!
Jumping through the ‘Ring of Fire’!
So much ARIES energy follows – radical renewal!
The newly waxing ‘Shiva’ Sliver MOON will enter fiery ARIES on MoOnday Feb 27 (at 8:52 pm PST, meeting with VENUS, MARS, and URANUS. Time for emergence and energetic new beginnings, after the Piscean ultimate surrender. A breath of Spring, and great time for vibrant new energy to come forth.

 

More about what’s involved in the cosmic ‘download’ of the Annular Solar Eclipse in PISCES in the next email ASTRO~NEWS, and in the Astro~News Blog.

Come join us tomorrow Fri FEB 24 @ 4:24 pm PST (live in person in Victoria, or via Hangout from anywhere on Planet Earth) for the

 

 

Solar Eclipse (Annular)

* Ring of Fire Annular Solar Eclipse
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You are welcome to link into our group synergy – where your unique cosmic contributions & connections are lit up, in conscious coherence with the energies of the Eclipse (and with one another)!
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© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

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* The SUN crosses the Kuan Yin Point, and enters PISCES, on Feb 18: Coherence and Compassion.

18 Feb

This is the time of year when Aquarian Air turns into PISCEAN Water.
This morning, Feb 18 at 3:31 am PST, the SUN entered PISCES.

It’s the time-of-season in the Northern hemisphere when frosty Aquarian ice crystals and snow melt, and the Winter gets ‘washed out’….. More rain? Maybe… (not everywhere on Planet Earth of course).

Definitely a time to connect in Humanity (AQ) and know that we’re all in this together (hence I call it ‘Coherence Point’). In a group it’s the vibe of tuning into the shared ‘field’.

The 2015 Chinese New Year on that point inspired me to call this cusp also ‘Kuan Yin Point’, since she is the Goddess of Love and Compassion for all of Humanity. A good time to invoke her (any time of course).

 

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Crystal activated Voyager card XVII – Star, showing Kuan Yin… – Photo and crystal activation by Melanie

 

The SUN will be in PISCES until March 20, and connect there with NEPTUNE on March 1, with CHIRON on March 14, plus the PI New Moon on Feb 26 will be an Annular ‘Ring of Fire’ SOLAR ECLIPSE (path goes over South America / South-West Africa)!
A huge planetary field in PISCES then, with MERCURY (entering PI on Feb 25), South Node, SUN, MOON, NEPTUNE, and CHIRON!  Stay tuned for an Astro~News blog post!

PISCES, the last Water sign, last Winter sign, and last sign of the Zodiac supports ‘endings’, surrendering, letting go, and being ‘neutral’. What may come our way when we’re in that vibration we can easily meet with LOVE, and whatever is not a good match can be released with LOVE, with ease and flow.

A new cycle follows, from the Spring Equinox (March 20) on.

 

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Neptune Rules Pisces. Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

The ‘Ring of Fire’ Annular Solar ECLIPSE in early PISCES on Feb 26 helps us with ‘washing out’ and re-balancing in a much bigger way what the LEO / Regulus / VIR – AQ FULL MOON on Feb 10 has been preparing us for.

Have you been feeling its effects (usually in the month before, if not longer), and welcoming the ‘karmic gifts’ it offers?
* Clearing residual ‘chaos’ / overwhelm (South Node / NEPTUNE in PI)
* Re-aligning with integrity (VIR), to radiate our authentic Self (LEO).

More about what’s involved in the cosmic ‘download’ in the next email ASTRO~NEWS, and in the Astro~News Blog.

Come join us on FRI FEB 24 @ 4:24 pm PST (live in person in Victoria, or via Hangout from anywhere on Planet Earth) for the

* Ring of Fire Annular Solar Eclipse Astro*Parlour
You are welcome to link into our group synergy – where your unique cosmic contributions & connections are lit up, in conscious coherence with the energies of the Eclipse (and with one another)!
Here’s the FB event

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Serving you in and out of Victoria since 2000

 

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  • Do the PISCES themes sound familiar? If you hear the calling, feel the resonance, and could use support in finding YOUR medicine drop me a line, and we can set up a private session to tap into cosmic guidance?
    Or maybe it’s time to fully benefit from a 3- or 5- session coaching sequence? Email me and we can customize it.
  • Interested in experiential Astrology, via courses, workshops, or embodied chart constellations  in Victoria BC?
    They are featured in the email Astro~News (sent out every 2 weeks and cover the whole Astro~Weather phase from New Moon to Full Moon or FM to NM). I’m happy to subscribe you (pls message me your email address).

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* LEO – AQ Full Moon / Penumbral North Node Lunar Eclipse next to Regulus (on the VIR / LEO ‘Sphinx Point’) on Feb 10: Serving Humanity with Self Awareness, and from Our Loving Heart ♥

10 Feb

The YIN FIRE Rooster / PHOENIX has risen, with the Chinese New Year / AQ New Moon (Jan 27 / 28)!

And more fierce & fiery energy is building, across the board now – nothing boring!

  • Are you coming out of ‘hibernation’ (perhaps from a phase longer than ‘just’ the Winter)?
  • What in you is ‘rising from the ‘dead’ and from the ‘ashes’? Or even erupting? 
  • Can you feel the surge of energy, and fiery spirit building? Upset, angry, explosive?
  • Bursting open, to express yourself more authentically and freely than in a long time?! 

Out with the old and told, in with the fresh and new!

As I’m writing to you I let Palo Santo wood incense burn, and clear the energy field. Was called to do this, and felt instant calming and purifying of what was disturbing before, from being affected by a neighbour’s disruptive noise. Very LEO / VIR – PI / AQ. Sacred ceremony in my ‘temple’ while living together in a shared environment.

 

Heart Lava, Kilauea. Photo by B. Lewis

Heart Lava, Kilauea. Photo by B. Lewis

 

The FIRE Element and Energy show up in many ways now – quite strikingly for the phase from the penumbral Lunar Eclipse in fiery LEO to the ‘Ring of Fire’ Annular Solar Eclipse, and throughout March!

Calling us to bring our authentic, free, passionate, knowing Heart-Spirit forward, and into action!
Several Hot Spots… Follow the Spirit!

* FIRE on the RISE * 7-fold Line-up in the chart:

 

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  • Feb 10: Full Moon / Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on the VIR / LEO cusp next to the brightest star in LEO, Regulus: Serving Humanity with our Loving Heart!
  • Feb 13: LILITH crosses over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO into SAG – The Transformed Feminine is Rising & Taking Flight! Call of the Wild and Free (see blog post – come to the ‘Wildshop’ on the DAY of the Transition, Feb 13. if ‘she’ calls you!).
  • MARS is in its own ‘warrior domain’ ARIES now (since the New Moon on Jan 27, until March 9). Time to get started and go for it (esp. where ARIES is in our chart.).
  • VENUS, now also in ARIES (since Feb 3 until – June 6, due to retro phase in March / April) helps us to attract through rawness and courage.
  • Hot Spot 1:
    VENUS & MARS dance very closely together in ARIES (you can see them in the evening sky – VENUS is the brilliant ‘Evening Star’, and orangey MARS to ‘her’ left, from Earth perspective), all throughout February, while (usually faster) VENUS, instead of passing MARS, is slowing down soon, to ‘back off’, for her retro ‘underworld’ journey, from March 4 – Apr 15. What are we passionate about and ready to set in motion? And how does that line up with our authentic nature?
  • Hot Spot 2:
    SATURN will be mid Feb to mid May stationary (going retro on Apr 6) in the ‘Galactic Centre’ (26° – 28° SAG): When ‘nobody knows where we’re going’ ultimate inner Heart-knowing guides us on the path.
  • Hot Spot 3:
    Very fiery days from Feb 22 – 27: MARS in ARIES will exactly square PLUTO in CAP, join up with URANUS in ARIES (every 2 years only), and oppose JUPITER retro in LIBRA – re-activating the epic URANUS – PLUTO Square (was exact 7 times between 2012 – 2015). The charge is building throughout Feb – catalyzed by the Eclipses, and its effects extend into March. Uprising for Change. Accelerated inner Liberation and Transformation!
    Special blog post to come, for this ‘happening’.

 

Lunar Eclipse Penumbral

Eclipse season this month of February (twice a year, a pair of Eclipses occurs)!

Remember the last Solar and Lunar Eclipses in Sept 2016 in VIR / PI (they were ‘kickers’, with Mercury retro in VIR, and NEPTUNE / CHIRON in PI ‘attached’, PLUTO stat., and SATURN square NEPTUNE!)?

Eclipses 101:

  • Eclipses occur when a New Moon and Full Moon are close to the Nodal Axis which is presently in PI – VIR. The closer the more likely a Total Eclipse.
  • Eclipses come twice a year, and in pairs. When there’s a New Moon close to the Nodal Axis, say, in PI (Feb 26), the Full Moon before (Feb 10) or after is closest to the Nodal Axis, hence an Eclipse too. The previous pair was on Sept 1 (New Moon / Solar Eclipse in VIR), and 16 (Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse in PI – VIR).
  • Eclipses are at the same position in the Zodiac every 19 years:
    Feb 26, 1998 was a Solar Eclipse in early PI. March 13, 1998 a Lunar Eclipse in VIR – PI.
    Feb 26, 2017 will be a Solar Eclipse in early PI. Today Feb 10, 2017 is a Lunar Eclipse in LEO / VIR – AQ / PI.
    So you might want to review where you were at 19 years ago, esp. if you have your SUN, MOON, Planets, or even Nodes in early VIR – PI.
  • The effect of the Eclipses extends for more than ‘just’ a lunar month phase, rather 2 – 3 months, some say it’s a chain from Eclipse ‘season’ (last one in Sept 2016) to Eclipse season…
  • Eclipses are a RE-set, like rebooting your computer, after a temporary turning off of the energy (here: of the MOON). In other words, a RE-generation of Feminine energies, after a ‘darkening’.
    Resonant with this theme are two other Astro happenings:
    LILITH will on Feb 13 shift out of deep, dark SCO, and uplift into SAG (see feature below, in Astro~Weather). VENUS is about to go retro ‘into the underworld’ in March / April, for ‘her’ regeneration.
  • A penumbral Lunar Eclipse like the one today happens when the MOON moves through the outer part of the Earth’s shadow – an ‘imperfect alignment (interesting VIR theme, with the Eclipse on the LEO / VIR cusp). 

 

The Eclipse might be faint in visual effect but it’s quite significant astrologically, since it’s so close to REGULUS, the ‘Heart of the Lion’, and brightest star in LEO!

LEO Constellation, with Regulus, the Heart of the Lion,

LEO Constellation, with Regulus, the Heart of the Lion

According to Earthsky, “A series of monthly lunar occultations of Regulus started on December 18, 2016, and will continue to take place until the series’ conclusion on April 24, 2018.”

This is very relevant for the U.S. and their current president whose MARS / AC is at the end of LEO.
The Fixed Star REGULUS has the following traditional connotations.
Here’s an extensive description of Regulus –  the LEO constellation drawing above is from that page.

Clearly, on the LEO / VIR transition the theme is: The King / Queen is the first servant of the state (Frederick the Great coined this term) – rather than ‘stuck in LEO mode’ a la “L’Etat c’est moi!” – possibly by the ‘Sun King’ Roi Soleil Louis XIV), of course. The current U.S. president is under scrutiny in this regard. Some parallels with Louis XIV occurred to me…

 

Sphinx on the Giza Plateau – Photo by Melanie, Egypt Journey with my AQ Friend Marina, Nov 2010…

Sphinx on the Giza Plateau – Photo by Melanie, Egypt Journey with my AQ Friend Marina, Nov 2010…

… interesting that there is even a 3D ‘pyramid shape’ slightly hidden in the Full Moon chart, with URANUS / MC as the apex – can you see it?

The LEO / VIR transition, as addressed many times on this ‘channel’ is also known as the ‘Sphinx Point’, or Self Awareness Point in the Zodiac.

Here, the vibrant, self radiant, self enamoured LEO energy reflects on itself and becomes aware of who s/he is. And what s/he can do for others.

The ‘Sphinx Point’ is an initiation from ‘being chosen’, ‘being special’, ‘being privileged’, ‘being king / queen / prince / princess’ to becoming a Priest/ess, to offering sacred service. A transition from the ‘palace’ to the ‘temple’.

If you have Planets, SUN, MOON, Nodes on the ‘Sphinx Point’ their Archetypes guide you through this initiation to being of service.

It has to start with self reflection and self awareness “Who am I?”  from which follows a notion to extend ourselves to others: “What can we do for others?” “How can we be of service?”.

 

The Eclipse is a ‘RE-SET’ of the theme on the Sphinx Point.

Since it’s an ECLIPSE of the MOON, by the Earth Shadow which causes the temporary darkening, literally Mother Earth – on the AQ – PI side of the MOON provokes and evokes a ‘RE-SET’ of WE The People, The Climate & The Planet. That’s where Collective Interconnectivity come in (AQ – PI). We’re all in this together! A movement is obviously already kindled and happening in the U.S.
In our personal lives, and starting from # 1, the Eclipse calls us to be in touch with our loving and creative Heart (LEO / REGULUS), love and understand ourselves, be in integrity, and be there for others, from a place that gives us most joy.

This Eclipse with the FULL MOON in LEO is a ‘precursor’ for the Lunar Nodes shifting into LEO / AQ from Apr 29 on:
Loving Heart creations and showing ourselves more fully are the incentives, vs. just ‘watching the show’ (AQ South Node).

 

On that note, the present South Node on the PI / AQ cusp asks us to let go of excessive, draining ‘overwhelm’ that makes us passive, or even: addicted (since it’s not the ‘real thing’ of being actually connected – PI needs to be connected, and can turn into addictions as a compensation… yet it’s never ‘enough’). Reminds me of omnipresent media ‘flood’ nowadays… Definitely healthy to take a break, do our own ‘thing, and practice that grounds us and brings us back into alignment (VIR North Node).

 

Lunar South Node Glyph

Lunar South Node Glyph

Lunar North Node Glyph

Lunar North Node Glyph

The Nodal axis invites us to balance both ‘poles’ in a healthy way, starting with ‘breathing in’ beneficial energies on the VIR / LEO side:

Gaining a better understanding of ourselves, and loving ourselves for who we ARE. From there connecting with others, friends, groups, humanity, or even an ‘anonymous crowd’ that carries an energy we support or that carries us. If we ‘pick up’ energies from the ‘field’ it’s good to do some clearing and release – just as a regular practice. These energies are collective, and for some reason of resonance or empathy we tap in and absorb them. Maybe they evoke compassion in us – beautiful! Maybe that prompts us to do something for others, and connect. Otherwise, releasing the ‘random’ vibes is definitely cool too. Nature is wonderful for this.

 

Brief Review of the Lunar Nodes / Eclipses in VIR – PI, from Fall 2015 until Spring 2017:

Now we’re coming to the last pair of Eclipses where VIRGO and PISCES are involved, as the Nodal Axis is shifting back (always going retro) into LEO / AQ, on April 29.

The Lunar Nodes have been in VIR / PI since Oct 2015.
Key event at the time: Syrian Refugee ‘Crisis’. Waves of war traumatized families and individuals escaped in despair, ‘stranded’ on Greek shores, and arrived in Central Europe, after the long, arduous trek (SATURN had just re-entered SAG then too). Question was: How can they be helped? North Node in VIR.  
More chaos and overwhelm (PI) followed, also due to more and more recognition how the world and humanity is interdependent. What happens to a ‘part’ of the system can affect everything and everybody, environmentally, geopolitically, economically, on all levels. Butterfly effects… and then there’s the world of social media where posts go ‘viral’.
From a Quantum and Spiritual perspective there IS only ONE (field) here.  
The PI side made us quite vulnerable too (CHIRON in PI), yet Being in the Love, and staying connected is also the healing agent and medicine.

The VIR side has shown us how we as individuals (even if that is ultimately an illusion) can and must become aware of what’s going on, continue to do the good work, help others, and bring ourselves back into alignment by doing our health / wellness practice.

 

The Solar Eclipse in early PI on Feb 26 will be a ‘Ring of Fire’ Annular Eclipse where the MOON doesn’t quite cover the Solar disk, creating a fiery ‘Ring’ effect.

More about the Solar Eclipse in a timely Astro~News blog post for it!

 

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* LILITH moves over the ‘Phoenix Point’ and enters SAG on Feb 13 (until Nov 8): The Transformed Feminine is Rising & Taking Flight! Call of the Wild and Free!

9 Feb

LILITH is known as the Archetype of the ‘Wild Woman’ but beyond that, so much more…

Her mythology dates back to Sumerian and Hebraic creation myths. She was considered the first man’s (Adam’s) wild and instinctual female consort who animated his sexual longings and claimed equality with him, “because we were created from the same earth”. When he wanted to dominate her, she left him, and chose loneliness and exile rather than subjugation. As ‘punishment’ for her rebellious act against the masculine, LILITH was regarded as a personification of the ‘feminine evil’, a demoness and ‘vamp’ that attracts and then devours male energy; the raging, ‘out-of- mind’, uncontrollable feminine; the uncivilized woman who cohabits with men at her own will. The witch in her role as devil’s consort and the temptress and bitch / prostitute are some of the prominent darker LILITH Archetype phantasies and projections in our Western societies.

 

Lilith (Sumerian) - Queen of the Night

Sumerian Lilith

 

Psychologically, LILITH brings up deep and primal issues like unbound sexual power, repressed feelings of rejection and rage, and yet refusal to submit. In a ‘LILITH state’, we are very ‘irrational’, but sometimes it seems as if that’s what it takes to bring out the truth from underneath. Perimenstrual times can guide us women to LILITH’s realm. So important to acknowledge the themes that come up, and find a safe, creative and transformational outlet, maybe together with other LILITH ‘confidants’, rather than exiling and isolating oneself.

What’s with the ‘Black Moon LILITH’ which some astrologers associate with the MOON’s shadow? In my view, that’s rather symbolic and psychological: In mythology, LILITH got enraged about the ‘diminishment of the MOON’, in other words, about the treatment and self understanding of the Feminine as secondary and inferior: As ‘MOON’, lots of women have been expected to merely reflect back the sunlight of the creative, SUN-like masculine. LILITH’s motifs for claiming equality for the Feminine were dual – for herself, and for her ‘MOON sisters’. Which reminds me of Feminists who fight for equality for themselves, and on behalf of their repressed Sisters. Therefore, the ‘Black MOON’ speaks of the alliance of LILITH and MOON. It’s always interesting to look at the relationship between LILITH and the MOON (and also VENUS) in one’s birth chart, to find out more about the dynamic of the inner ‘feminine trinity’, in women as well as in men (as their ‘animas’).

Many traditional men and unempowered women tend to avoid going to these muddy emotional places; they let (other) women go into and through it, and rather stay ‘in control’. HA! Very SCORPIONIC. Thereby, they contribute to perpetuating a projection of the demonic dark Feminine onto ‘women out there’, while an aspect of their own inner Feminine cries for acknowledgment and integration. I’d like to encourage everyone to deeply explore what brings out their ‘inner LILITH’, to meet ‘her’ and go ‘through it’ with ‘her’, esp. under LILITH in SCO. Freedom ensues – very SAG.

Over the course of the last 1 ½ decades or so, since I’ve been exploring the astrological LILITH as an inner Archetype, with clients, groups, and in my own experience and transits from and to LILITH, an evolution happened – maybe a reflection of PLUTO having opposed my natal LILITH:
On a spiritual level, LILITH guides us to ‘simply’ being in our true, Unconditioned Nature. Having said that, the ‘traditional’ LILITH effects can still play out.

LILITH, Archetype of the ‘Wild Woman’ / Being in our ‘Unconditioned, Untamed Nature’ leaves deep, magical, transformational SCORPIO on Feb 13 (also shortly after the Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse on Feb 10), to roam through wild and free SAGITTARIUS for 9 months, until Nov 8, 2017.

 

wolflilith

 

LILITH has a 9-year cycle, and hasn’t been in SAG since Apr – Dec 2008.

Interesting that LILITH travels 9 month in one sign – a pregnancy phase to cultivate those qualities, through our true nature. And by the way, ‘she’ never goes retro.

If you have a SCO side in you, how has LILITH stirred up of your ‘deep inner wildness’ that just doesn’t put up with shallow superficial fake BS, and sees through manipulation, power trips, and other strategic agenda?
And your SAG sides, to be infused by LILITH in the next while, can take you to new, more empowered, levels of freedom now. Ready??!

In SAG, LILITH will square the Nodal Axis (VIR – PI) throughout March, exact March 10, an extra-charged call for Alignment with what works for US (vs. getting pulled into toxic, addictive, overwhelming scenarios).

‘She’ will also (finally!) pass SATURN (happens every decade), in August. SATURN will be stationary then, and the Solar Eclipse on Aug 21 will carry that energy. LILITH surpasses restrictions and authorities, the ‘voice of daddy and the super-ego’. Even freer after that ‘hurdle’.

LILITH in your chart shows where YOU need to be in tune with YOUR natural power and which areas of life trigger that (money, children, relationships, travel, career…) and in what way (sign, and aspects to other planets).

Where LILITH transits in your chart in SAG (be it your SUN, MOON, Nodes, Planets, AC, MC) these Archetypes and sides in you are being ‘rewilded’ and brought back to being in your true nature.

 

wolf-woman

 

If you hear ‘the Call of the Wild and Free’ come to our LILITH PARLOUR, on Feb 13:

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The Transformed Feminine is Rising & Taking Flight!

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* JUPITER goes retro on Feb 5 (until June 9): RE-visiting Relationships, ‘Contracts’, and Choices.

5 Feb

JUPITER  just went retro today Feb 5 /6 (until June 9).  It’s presently (Jan – Feb) a stationary / now retro focal point, which makes Jan and Feb very ‘Jupiterian’ months.


Themes of well considered choices, fairness, balance, equality, justice, the law, civil rights, the geo-political scene, negotiation, contracts, arts & culture, and right relationships (on all levels) are (obviously) huge these days, and broadly discussed.

 

Jupiter and Earth

 

Quick RE-cap:
JUPITER is presently (since Sept 9, 2016) in LIBRA, until Oct 10, 2017 when it enters SCORPIO.

Themes of fairness, justice, right relationship, choices in general, balance, and peace are BIG this year – as it has become evident…
Doesn’t mean: “It’s all good”, rather blown up and magnified, so that real growth or growing out of certain non-‘matching’ situations can happen.
Once JUPITER is in SCO from the Fall on, big change will be under way.

 

Jupiter Eye

 

Two major aspects from JUPITER in LIBRA will occur (3 times each) this year:

JUPITER opposes URANUS in ARIES (# 1 was on Dec 26, 2016), on March 3 (#2), and on Sept 27, 2017 (# 3).

The opposition of JUPITER in LIBRA and URANUS in ARIES is quite a prominent ‘kicker’ all year. Expect the unexpected! Issues of justice, consideration, balance, fairness, negotiation and equality are HUGE now, with JUPITER in LI, and the lack thereof is very upsetting, unsettling, and causing turmoil, in the societal (esp. U.S. – where URANUS also squares their PLUTO in 2017 / 18) arena, under URANUS in AR. More unrest, uprising, protests and marches, action and re-action very likely…

  • What brings us balance and peace, and what’s unsettling and upsetting?
  • Where do we need to get off the fence and be proactive?
  • When is negotiation and ‘being nice’ enough, and it’s time to assert and be proactive?!
  • Yet, how can we, beyond going into opposition, integrate this polarity?
  • How can we find the inner Balance Point, and even Still-Point of our Essence, from which to act, freshly, freely, spontaneously?!

 

JUPITER squares PLUTO in CAP (# 1 was Nov 24, 2016), on March 30 (# 2), and on Aug 4, 2017 (# 3).

  • Our choices, and the relationships we engage in have a powerful effect on the world we live in.
  • How can we help turn things around for the better, and for positive growth?

 

An important time to re-view our choices and relationships: 
What’s a good match’, what creates synergy, or (in square with PLUTO in CAP), what’s just too much work and too much we’ve taken on? A time to scale back, and find inner fulfillment (VENUS will be retro too).
With JUPITER in LIBRA, there’s lots of incentive and reward for creating harmony and balance in our lives. 
PLUTO in CAP loves resourcefulness – digging and purging, re-using and re-purposing what we already have.

 

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With JUPITER in LIBRA: 

  • How can harmony, peace, balance, culture, arts, aesthetics, fairness, and right relationship be enhanced in your life?
  • Where is growth possible?  

Of course, the personal astrological dynamics colour and modify the experience.

And we can all benefit from the important factor of awareness, so that we don’t unconsciously identify with the energies, however wisely travel with their currents.

Looks like we have to go inward-backward, under the JUPITER retro phase, from early Feb to early June, to find answers from within. And also to go back – way back in history and culture, and see better where things originate.

Wherever LIBRA is in your chart it’s time to re-visit those relationships, ‘old contracts’, and choices!

VENUS (the ruler of LIBRA) will also go retro soon (March 4 – Apr 15). The Feminine, inner and outer needs to be re-considered, and ‘she’ shall re-new her status, so that balance shall be re-established.

Definitely lots of interesting dynamics in the next while!

 

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