Archive | March, 2017

ARIES New MOON & New VENUS: Coeur-ageous New YOU Attracts Synergies!

27 Mar

The epic first Eclipse Season 2017 (Lunar Eclipse on Feb 10, Solar Eclipse with Neptune on Feb 26, pseudo Lunar Eclipse on March 12) – PISCES has been HUGE, and washed up a lot, to be released…. ahhhhh! …

And now for the first NEW MOON in SPRING – it all starts HERE!

So much NEW-ness, in the NOW-ness!

That’s what ARIES is all about: NOW THIS! Alive, alert, letting life force emerge in every moment – while blossoms surprise us daily. Time for fresh beginnings – or for simply being present with what’s always NEW.

Show up in a new way, try out what you haven’t before, or in a long time. If it ‘doesn’t work’ try something else (ARIES style).

 

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Liberating ‘Golden Boy’ Prometheus at the Rockefeller Centre NYC, surrounded by the Zodiac belt.. Prometheus the Awakener is the Uranus Archetype!

 

With MERCURY – URANUS (also came in on the weekend, together with the NEW VENUS, and the NEW MOON yesterday), rather than panicking: “You never know what comes next!” let’s ask ourselves and others: “What’s new and exciting?”.

Maybe the energy shows up as erratic, unpredictable, and volatile – that’s what URANUS in ARIES (2011 – 2018) can also be, to shake and wake us up. Yet also lots of windows for a new approach to… everything – esp. old core issues (PLUTO in CAP).

Let’s be open to paradigm shifts of the mind, which – you bet – MERCURY retro (technically on Apr 9 – May 3, but already ‘in the making’) will bring up anyway. In fact, MERCURY will meet ‘game changer’ and liberator URANUS again, for a longer phase during M-r, end of Apr until mid May!

 

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Birth of Venus – Botticelli

 

And what’s with ‘sweet VENUS’ retro (March 4 – Apr 15), now also reNEWed, since ‘she’ met the ARIES SUN on Saturday?

More about the ‘NEW VENUS’ in this recent Astro*News blog post.
You are – on short notice – also welcome to join our ‘New VENUS’ Astro Parlour tomorrow Wed March 29 at 6:29 pm PDT!

The ‘NEW VENUS’ in ARIES is a fierce, raw, brave energy that ‘put its feelers out’, and shows up ‘naked’, as-is (LILITH freshly in SAG is her Spirit Sister). In ‘her’ renewed cycle, ‘she’ will go back into PISCES on Apr 2, for a close encounter with the shamanic CHIRON Archetype that shows wounds yet also offers intrinsic Medicine..
When it comes to ‘Love Wounds’ and PISCES we often have to feel it to heal it… the Piscean longing for connection can be very old – maybe an early bonding wound / abandonment? – and it’s very collective too. No ‘other’ (or escape into substances or addictive behaviour) can fulfill it.
How can we deeply connect in what IS, and never be ‘alone’, always ‘allONE’?!
So let’s be brave and gentle, with the VENUSian journey into Self, into What-IS. 

Let’s be a coeur-ageous ONE (in Latin languages it’s clearer how courage and heart = coeur, corazon, coracao are related), and connect in Heart Medicine.

From that place of wholeness (the North Node in VIRGO likes that too), we attract others who are of like vibration, also whole in themselves. A match made for true synergy.

Nature ‘does that’ all the time…
We humans just forget how to be fully ourselves…

This is to the Alchemy of the Heart!
What’s the first step?

 

What does the chart of the ARIES New Moon look like?

AR NM 2017

As you see, SO much FIRE, esp. ARIES:
VENUS retro, SUN, MOON, URANUS, and MERCURY! Game changer energy.
Begin the Begin – or not even that: BE here, and show up for what emerges!

And of course, also lots of Planets in Cardinal signs:
ARIES, JUPITER retro in LIBRA, and PLUTO (soon retro, now stationary) in CAP!
Let’s take initiative!
And show up (ARIES), be right relationship (which always starts from within – JUPITER retro in LIBRA), and let life ‘repurpose’ our capacities, so that they can thrive optimally, sustain us, and help build the NEW (PLUTO in CAP). Leadership rocks.

 

marsinlibraOn that note of Cardinal T-square (AR – LI – CAP):
A very significant transit pairing happens next week, March 30.
JUPITER in LI, presently retro, will square PLUTO in CAP (which is stationary / going retro on Apr 20). The JUPITER – PLUTO square happens (in the 13-year JU – PLU cycle we’re in) for the second time, first was Nov 24, now March 30, and again on Aug 4. A crisis (square) that calls for dynamic action. The closing square from LI to CAP has also a CAP undertone.

It’s about taking leadership and being in the Power (PLU) of natural authority (CAP) when it comes to fairness, justice, culture, right relationship – so important (JUPITER) and timely (CAP). The pressure is on for you if you have planets in round 20° AR, CAN, LI, or CAP.
Of course it’s also a societal pressure-to-change. Power figures and structures don’t get away with practices that are unfair, unjust, unconstitutional.

 

As you see in the chart, SATURN is now stationary (will go retro on Apr 6) in late SAG – the Galactic Centre the Big Unknown and Unknowable, the ‘Black Hole Transformation’ we are going through, with ultimate trust. That’s where the inner Spiritual Guidance comes in, and is being tested.
We are initiated (SATURN) into moving from the Spiritual Heart that knows and guides us. We will be changed in the process, and can’t know what it ‘looks like on the other side’ (the Ego doesn’t like that).
The path through, or actually with, it is the Path of Heart.

 

 

And what’s the Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 7° 37′ AR?

“PHASE 8 (ARIES 8°): A LARGE WOMAN’S HAT WITH STREAMERS BLOWN BY AN EAST WIND.

Hat with Streamers

KEYNOTE: Protection and spiritual guidance in the development of consciousness.

This somewhat strange image can be understood if every stated feature in it is clearly analyzed without preconceptions. Here again we see a woman; but now her head is covered with a large hat – a protection against the forces of nature, i.e. cold and /or the penetrating rays of the sun. At this emotional-cultural level (Phases 6 through 10) the mental processes are still largely undeveloped) thus they need protection from the elemental forces of life. A too great openness to the Sky-energies and the “spiritual” level could lead to obsessions of one kind or another.

The symbolic image implies a rather strong wind, thus the activity of some more-than-material, and especially psychic, forces. These originated in the East, traditionally the seat of spiritualizing and creative-transforming influences. The woman’s hat has streamers, which enable it not only to respond to the wind but to indicate its source. In other words, the image symbolizes a stage of development of consciousness in which the nascent powers of the mind are both protected and influenced by energies of a spiritual origin. This suggests a probationary stage in the process of individualization. Under protective guidance a still most receptive person (a woman) is being influenced by spiritual forces.

This is a third stage symbol in which we see the first and second stages of this second five-fold sequence producing results which require PROTECTIVE FORMS (which is what a culture and ethical precepts provide) and SENSITIVITY to spiritual energies.”

 

Interesting phenomenon of being both protected and influenced by spiritual forces. An innocent stage of Being. The early (= double) ARIES New Moon is in Fire trine with LILITH in early SAG, with also an ARIES ‘undertone’. Life is an adventure. And when we move forward with natural trust we are often protected.

Wishing us all a safe and liberating journey, in any endeavour!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

 

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RE-Emergence of the Inner Goddess <3 ‘New VENUS’ on March 25!

24 Mar

As VENUS retrograde meets the SUN on March 25 – a ‘NEW VENUS’ is born, ‘in the underworld’, to regenerate herself as the Morning Star!

 

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Birth of Venus – BotticelliVENUS will still go retro until Apr 15, but the important half-way point is reached.

 

This cosmic process is helping us shift from being so Other-oriented (VENUS ‘Evening Star’ with a LIBRA undertone: pleasing, comparing, copying, judging) to finding our Intrinsic Value, enjoying ourselves, and naturally attracting 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).

VENUS started her retro journey from mid ARIES, close to MARS / URANUS – an inner and outer Feminine that is raw, authentic, pro-active, and fresh in every moment – yet that could have been stressful too, to understate…

What have been your VENUS retro symptoms?

  • 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 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 has had us check 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 (VENUS – SUN), and Self-Value (TAURUS undertone of the ‘Morning Star’). Which naturally makes us more conscious (SUN) of whom, what, and how we attract (VENUS) into our lives.

 

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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, 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 the ‘NEW VENUS’ (from March 25 on) – REgeneration of the INNER GODDESS

VENUS RETRO 2017 in AR – PI (March 4 – Apr 15)

WED, March 29 –
(under the TAURUS MOON – very Goddess friendly too)
6:29 – 9:09 pm

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

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

As always: Physical distance is not an issue – let’s skype / be on FB messenger, or G hangout, as you please (from the comfort of your home or holiday sanctuary)!

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

 

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?

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

 

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Spring Equinox March 20, 2017 :: Happy Astrological New Year!

18 Mar

We have a date with Spring:
The SUN enters ARIES this year on March 20 at 3:39 am PDT!

 

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It is the Astrological New Year (SUN enters ARIES)!

Happy New Year, Astrology Friends out there!

 

SPRING EQUINOX is the day of equal daylight and night hours, from which day onward the days are getting longer than the nights, in the Northern hemisphere – the reign of the SUN over the next 6 months until Fall Equinox.
It is one of the sacred Corner Stones of the natural yearly cycle
(with its two Equinoxes, and two Solstices).

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Celtic Wheel of the Year, with OSTARA / Spring Equinox, Beltane, Litha, Lughnassad, Mabon, Samhain, Yule, and Imbolc.

 

Easter (celebrated on the Sunday after the First Full Moon in Spring) was named after Ostara!
Yep, Easter is one of the few Christian festivals based on the Solunar calendar.
This year, the first Spring Full Moon will be on April 10, and April 16 will be Easter Sunday!

 

 

 

 

The spirit of Newness and Liberation is building, as the SUN enters ARIES, to approach URANUS (once a year!). Their encounter will be on Apr 13, shortly after the LIBRA – ARIES Full MOON on Apr 10.
And before that, on March 27, will be the First New Moon of the Astrological Year, with VENUS, SUN, MOON, URANUS, and MERCURY all in ARIES!
Quite the firecracker kickstarter, and breakthrough catalyst!

But patience please (I know, it’s hard for lightning fast ARIES), we’re not quite there yet! More about the ARIES NEW MOON in the next Astro~News dedicated specifically to that. Stay tuned.

 

Wanna take a peek at the SPRING EQUINOX 2017 chart?

Voila!

 

Spring Equinox 2017

 

A few things strike:

  • Very fiery indeed – fresh Spirit ignites us, and shows the Path.
  • SUN / VENUS retro (they unite, for a ‘New Venus’ on March 25!) / MERCURY, and also URANUS in ARIES – preparing for the ARIES New Moon!
    Get ready for major paradigm shifts and liberating renewal.
    Rather than being so oriented towards ‘them’ take the first step, find inner values, be pro-active, and attract with your free, authentic nature!
    Begin the Begin!
  • As the SUN has passed CHIRON, vulnerabilities and overwhelm can be let go of – Spring is stirring. Go ahead!
  • Exactly at the Equinox time will be also the monthly MOON / SATURN alignment in late SAG, the Galactic Centre / Centaur (where SATURN sits stationary, to go retro on Apr 6):
    Tap into true inner seeing and wisdom before (or as) you make outer moves.
    What is your authentic path?
  • The Cardinal T-square of Feb / March, with URANUS in ARIES – JUPITER retro in LIBRA – PLUTO in CAP continues, and one of the ‘legs’ of this sharp alignment pattern, JUPITER square PLUTO, will be for the 2nd time exact on March 30:
    SO many choices, and always new ones popping up like buds in Spring – choosing wisely to find true blue compatibility, go for quality, integrity, and longevity! What would the inner master / guru / avatar inspire you to?
  • MARS in TAURUS (March 9 – Apr 21) enhances our desire for a slow, steady, solid, grounded approach, and to relax and enjoy Spring with all our senses!
    So needed, with all the ARIES and Cardinal energy!
  • Well, one more tension configuration: LILITH in early SAG squares the Nodal axis (now fading):
    Where does our intrinsic freedom direct us? How does Self Awareness (North Node on the Sphinx Point) come in? Simply put: Knowing who you are and what works for you helps you let go of what’s overwhelming and chaotic, and be free to move ahead from the Heart, and from the inside-out.

 
As VENUS is retro (until Apr 15), JUPITER in VENUS ruled LIBRA is also retro (until June 9), and SATURN in SAG goes retro for Spring and early Summer (Apr 6 – Aug 25) (not mentioning – now I do – MERCURY retro (Apr 9 – May 3) on the AR – TAU ‘Settling Point’), I wouldn’t suggest entering significant new long-term commitments at this time, but rather find purpose in ‘unfinished’ / revisited, important, timely tasks from the heart, and come with a fresh approach. The inner preparation for new structures and ventures is supported, of course.


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May the Heart lead the way!
SEE you in Spring!

 

 

 

 

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES Alert:

Come join us at the Astro~Embodiment of the Spring Equinox – very apropos MARS in TAURUS! – Experience the energies of the Planets at the entry into Spring 2017 in a direct, sensate way!
Full description at the FB event page.
On March 19 – the day before Spring Equinox!

 

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And NOW for the NEW! MERCURY now in ARIES (March 13 – 31 + Apr 20 – May 15) with Triple URANUS Contact – Revolution of the Mind!

13 Mar

And now for a refreshing mental shift and lift:

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Butterfly Baby, Photo by Anne Geddess

MERCURY entered ARIES today, March 13!
Inviting us to connect mentally with the Emergence of the NEW!

An enlivening, activating, quickening energy, post Piscean ‘floating’, dreaming, surfing, and navigating of the cosmic waves and currents of the collective mental sphere – an Odyssey for many of us… MERCURY was in PISCES since just before the Shivaratri PISCES Solar Eclipse on Feb 26, until today March 13.

Phewww, that wasn’t ‘easy’, since so much has been washed up, and come to our mental attention as well – only to show: we are, and it IS all connected, always in-becoming.
MERCURY is traditionally considered ‘in exile’ in PISCES, opposite its ruled sign VIRGO, the helper, and square its other ruled sign GEMINI, the learner. PISCES is rather the mystic.
How’s the mind of the mystic? Rather a no-mind.

Hope you could dance through, and BE with it, rather than straining your mind to find a way through the waters of overwhelm and confusion, and, like myself, took time to release and retreat, let go of your agenda, connect spiritually, and be open to see miracles and synchronicities.
Maybe in reflection on where this recent time took us mentally can help putting it into perspective, and we can see the gifts in disguise (PISCES likes to camouflage)…

MERCURY’s farewell to PISCES came with a square with SATURN in SAG, yesterday, March 12 – sounds like a mental bruise… maybe news and communication that showed what to let go of, and where the path actually leads – and comes from: The HEART. 

And NOW for the NEW!

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First Flight

MERCURY entering ARIES is a big shift, and big news.
Why?

  • ARIES is where everything starts – Spring Equinox energy.
    MERCURY as a function of the mind is very well placed in ARIES, since it lends itself to new ideas and inspiration (hopefully after a big release, surrender, and re-connection with what-IS in PISCES).
    Here-now, we can get the ball rolling, in communication and new endeavours that might require courage – or rather a fresh mental approach, and to simply give it a try, and put something forward. Be pro-active, make the first step, make a suggestion.
    Kick your mind into gears, let fresh ideas arise!
    Out of hibernation, into action, one baby step at a time!
    But hey, with ARIES, things can go fast!
    Any mental projects sitting on the back burner that you’d like to tackle? Get going!

  • MERCURY will go retro soon (Apr 9 – May 3), which – you know my approach by now – isn’t ‘bad news’, rather an opportunity for mental re-set with the Heart, Spirit, and Consciousness (MERCURY is being ‘lassoed in’ by the SUN).This will be such an interesting MERCURY retro phase!

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    Prometheus – the Archetype of URANUS – Bringing the Fire of the Gods to Humanity

    MERCURY will meet its ‘higher octave’ and transpersonal ‘Avatar’ URANUS in late ARIES 3 times in this journey (March 26, Apr 28, and May 9!), and start its post-retro forward motion on May 3 right next to URANUS! 
    End of April to mid May will be very MERCURY – URANUS energized!
    Does that sound like revolution from within, and awakening from the mental game, or what?!
    Innovative approaches to everything. Liberating mind-shifts in so many ways.

    What a contrast to the last MERCURY retro phase that started next to PLUTO in CAP, on Dec 19 – sounds already heavy and oppressive… and it showed us a big deal about power structures, and how to not get oppressed by or depressed over the news they produce but instead shift our mind and BE the change!
    So here’s a brief mental pause, to honour and acknowledge our Winter journey with MERCURY (the Mind) and PLUTO (Power – to change, and be the Evolution!).

    I set up the charts for MERCURY going retro (Apr 9), meeting the SUN (Apr 19 / 20 – a ‘New Mercury’ – Mind guided by Spirit and the Heart, and for MERCURY going direct, next to URANUS, on May 3 (shortly before the Wesak Moon of the Buddha, which will be this year on May 10).
    Don’t want to overwhelm you with more info here.
    Yet I must say: I’m excited at the upcoming energies!
    Which are already HERE
    if our consciousness taps into them – since ‘time’ is only a linear construct which we have been entrained to go by…

So, let’s welcome MERCURY in ARIES with all that it brings us, to set ourselves FREE from the ‘known’ and for the NEW!

And see what happens when we get the ball rolling for something that Spirit calls us to move towards. Things can go much faster than you thought 🙂

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES Alert:

Come join us at the Astro~Embodiment of the Spring Equinox – very apropos MARS in TAURUS! – Experience the energies of the Planets at the entry into Spring 2017 in a direct, sensate way!
Full description at the FB event page.
On March 19 – the day before Spring Equinox!

And, you are welcome tomorrow Tue March 14, the birthday of the City of Victoria – ‘she’ is a VIRGO – PISCES Full Moon City (* March 14, 1843)! -, our once-a-year AstroExperience of the City’s chart and our astrological resonance and ‘cosmic dance’ with ‘her’: Astrology, the City, and YOU! This one is also available via skype or fb messenger – you don’t have to show up in embodied presence. 🙂

Join from your home or holiday if you happen to NOT be in Victoria presently!
Full description at the FB event page.

 

 

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Happy Birthday, Victoria!

12 Mar

Count-down for Victoria’s 174th Birthday, on Tuesday March 14! 

And for our astrological celebration / exploration!

 

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Victoria Cherry Blossom Bliss around the Corner – Photo by Melanie, March 2016

 

I’d love to invite all of you and your friends to our traditional, yearly
Celebration & Personalized Exploration Workshop:

* Happy Birthday, VICTORIA, on March 14!
Astrology, the City, and YOU!

TUE March 14, 7:14 – 9:44 pm
Overflow group at 3:14 – 5:44 pm can be opened.
FB Event page

 

Find out about your connection with the city-in-you, and how to flow in effortless ease with the vibes of our community!

Cities have astrological charts as well!

Voila – here is Victoria’s ‘personal horoscope’, based on the time Fort Victoria was established by the HBC on March 14, 1843 at 4:12 pm PST.

A relatively recent but impactful colonial layer over the First Nations land.

 

Victoria


YES, ‘she’ is a PISCES SUN / VIRGO MOON / AC (just before the Full Moon) Lady.

As you see, Victoria’s chart features a lot of VIRGO, CAP, AQ, PI, and AR energies.

  • LEO – VIR ‘Sphinx Point’ AC and MOON: Victoria is all about ‘Know Thyself’!
  • VIR MOON on the AC – Very Victorian appearance… and: A City of / for Women?
  • PI SUN / URANUS in the 8th house: What you see is NOT what you get. Victoria indeed has (surprising) ‘Secrets’.
  • Public ‘persona’ (MC) in TAU: Garden City / Growing ‘development’ City / RE-greening City?
  • What’s with its multi-cultural origin?? MARS is ‘hiding out, intercepted in SAG (now triple return, as MARS will go retro from SAG).
  • And the dark side of her roots? – SCO on the Nadir.
  • What’s true Royalty? What’s the medicine of the heart? CHIRON in LEO in her’12th

 

What stands out as transits for Victoria (shall be discussed in our group on the 14th):

  • JUPITER now in LIBRA, in V’s 2nd / 3rd house: Cultural enhancement of business / environment?
  • URANUS in AR on V’s PLUTO (second time only, since ‘she’ was founded, an 84-year cycle).
  • CHIRON now on V’s SUN / URANUS in PI (every 50 years).
  • PLUTO in CAP coming up to square V’s PLUTO, and conjoin her SATURN (248-year cycle!).
  • Aug 21 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE close to V’s AC / MOON!

Intense and exciting times for the city, that’s for sure!

 

Want to get a deeper sense of the energy of our fair city, astrologically?
Wondering about your astrological ‘compatibility’ with Victoria?

Let’s take a good look at it all, and share our experiences, on Victoria’s ‘Secret’ Birthday, March 14 (really wondering who knows about it!)!

 

Victoria Coat of Arms

Victoria’s Coat of Arms (from 1962): Two Angels ‘Colony’ & ‘Civilization’(!), British Crown, Descending Dove, All-Seeing Eye of Providence, and Motto “Semper Liber” (Always Free!)

 

And as a little ‘bonus’, here is the (very literally and figuratively apt) SABIAN SYMBOL for Victoria’s Sun at 24° PISCES:

 

 Victoria Downtown

 

“ON A SMALL ISLAND SURROUNDED BY THE VAST EXPANSE OF THE SEA, PEOPLE ARE SEEN LIVING IN CLOSE INTERACTION.

Keynote: The need to consciously accept one’s own personal limitations in order to concentrate one’s energies and to live a centred and fulfilled life.

Every individualized person is a small island in the vast ocean of humankind. The ego fulfills a necessary function, as it sets boundaries and gives a specific character to the consciousness. Within these boundaries a complex interplay linking and integrating the various aspects of the personal life can operate constructively. In time, these ego-boundaries can not only expand, but can become a zone of intense interchange between the inner and the outer, between the individual and the community, between man and the universe.

This…symbol tells us that the first duty of any man or woman is to be truly what s/he is as an individual. But this individual has a particular dharma, i.e. a place and function in a vaster whole. 

The island’s inhabitants get subsistence from the sea, and in time learn to navigate this sea and interact with other islanders – and all eventually will come to realize their oneness within the whole Earth, which includes everything. An appropriate keyword would be CENTRALIZATION.”

 

How fitting is THAT – (not just) for us Victorians?!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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VIRGO – Super-PISCES (pseudo-ecliptic) Full Moon, Pointing to SATURN in SAG ~*~ Heart Medicine, Oneness Consciousness, and Living in Wholeness

11 Mar

Endings and Release-in-the-ONE galore:
We’re approaching

  • the last Full Moon in Winter
  • the last Full Moon in the Zodiac cycle this year, and also
  • the last Full Moon close to the Lunar (karmic, ecliptic) Nodes in PI – VIR!
    As I’ll lay out below, it’s basically a ‘Pseudo Eclipse’. Lots of endings and release-in-love, making room for new re-alignment.


Let’s backtrack to the recent major Solunar event:

How has the journey with the massive, oceanic ‘Ring of Fire’ / Shivaratri Solar Eclipse in PISCES been for you???
Have you been able to ‘jump’ through the ‘ring’ of karma (Eclipses have karmic themes) of unevolved PISCEAN entanglements and co-dependency patterns? We’re talking about victim – perpetrator / persecutor – saviour / martyr ‘triangle’, and various addictions).

So much has been washed UP, from the Sea of the Collective Unconscious that connects us all, like an invisible fabric. Historic trauma, themes that are fishy and slippery and hard to ‘grasp’ with the mind, and they transcend space-time dimensions…

 

Japanese Master Katsushika Hokusai Great Wave of Kanagawa

Japanese Master Katsushika Hokusai: Great Wave of Kanagawa

 

We’re still in the Eclipse wave of course, since Eclipse effects extend over 1 – 2 months (depending on intensity, and one’s own activation). There is still a lot of planetary energy in PISCES – showing up again for the Full Moon tomorrow, and gradually moving over to ARIES – Spring in Becoming!

The Full Moon in late (= double) VIRGO tomorrow March 12 (see chart below) receives the reflection of the SUN in late (= double) PISCES, next to CHIRON and MERCURY, plus NEPTUNE and the South Node in early PISCES – what a cosmic tidal wave!
Vulnerability through overwhelm and feeling lost….?

  • What’s the medicine that CHIRON offers?
  • What’s the practice that VIRGO prescribes?

Since the Full Moon is so close to the Lunar Nodes in the same PI – VIR polarity (PI / South Node – VIR / North Node) I call it energetically a ‘Pseudo Eclipse’. Also, since PISCES energy extends and ‘spills’ it makes sense to treat this Full Moon like an Eclipse.

There’s a reverberation of the vibrations that were present a year ago – with and around the Total Solar Eclipse in PISCES, close to CHIRON – on March 8, 2016…
A lot has shifted and moved since, in the collective oceans… yet there are vibrations that still and again show up.

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Piscean CloudFish Photo by Melanie, March 2017

So let’s be aware (VIR) and in a loving, open, neutral place (PI), with the washing up and out of old vibrations – maybe even residues of the whole PISCES Age era, and our connection with it / conditioning by it?

HOW to (a VIRGO approach) release all THAT? That can be overwhelming!!!

I hear VIRGO getting concerned…
Impossible to resolve it all with a ‘strategy’, ‘method’, or ‘fix’, or by analysis…

We can’t keep these collective-connective waves from coming but we can learn and practice surfing and navigating them skillfully (that’s where VIRGO comes in) and, even more so, BE with it all (PISCES) in a good vibration, and loving, heart-ful way.

What gets washed up and released, and what these themes are about for YOU can be seen in your chart – esp. where the VIRGO – PISCES axis is (houses, planets…).
CHIRON in PI says: the ‘Medicine’ is IN the theme itself.

The Full Moon squares SATURN (see chart below) which is presently (until mid May) cruising in late SAG, the direction of the Galactic Center – the Big Unknown and Unknowable, the ‘Black Hole Transformation’ we are going through, with ultimate trust. That’s where the inner Spiritual Guidance comes in, and is being tested.
We are initiated (SATURN) into moving from the Spiritual Heart that knows and guides us. We will be changed in the process, and can’t know what it ‘looks like on the other side’ (the Ego doesn’t like that).
The Full Moon in VIR – PI in almost exact T-Square with SATURN in late SAG – an effect over the coming week, emphasizes:
The path through, or actually with, it is the Path of Heart.

 

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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

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The term reminds me of A Path With Heart – one of Jack Kornfield’s books of Buddhist teachings for the modern world – Here is an audio excerpt. I invite you to tune in and see how it supports your Beingness.

 

Triple_GoddessWere the SUN is presently in the sky during any time of day or night we can picture all those other planets, while the Full MOON is opposite this weekend.
We can expose ourselves to the cosmic unified and unifying PISCEAN medicine field, transmitted by the SUN and CHIRON,
and channel the energy into this dimension, by tuning into the grounding gifts of Grandmother MOON in VIRGO, sign of the Sacred Feminine and Triple Goddess.

How can your cosmic gifts be actualized, put into service, and help you be in alignment with your cosmic assignment?

SATURN in SAG would add: What’s the Heart mission you’re on? Offering from a generous, expectations- and agenda-free place brings the gifts back to ourselves too.

 


What does the chart of the VIRGO – PISCES Full Moon chart look like and tell us, you may ask?

The VIR – PI Full Moon will be exact at 7:54 am PDT (yes, Daylight Savings Time shifts tonight!) tomorrow, March 12, 2017.

Voila, here is the chart:

VIR - PI FM 2017

 

  • Soo much in PISCES, in polarity with the North Node and MOON in VIRGO (which will have just set, at the exact New Moon time, from West Coast perspective).
    Both sides funneling into SATURN in SAG via T-square!
  • SO much mutability (VIR – SAG – PI)!
  • And MARS, barely in TAURUS, as the only Planet in fixed signs. All in flux…
  • The Cardinal T-square with URANUS in ARIES and JUPITER retro in LIBRA, both squaring PLUTO in CAP, is also quite potent, and active until late March, pushing us to step forward into the unknown, be innovative, authentic and spontaneous, make wise choices for synergistic relationships, and build in integrity and sustainability.
  • For all that cardinal energy to kick in (MUCH more so with the ARIES New Moon on March 27) the mutable energy that the Full Moon brings needs to wash out the old.
     
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The essence of timeless Tao Wisdom: Yin-Yang Balance is always dynamic and interwoven.


The SUN /  CHIRON / MERCURY / Lunar South Node / NEPTUNE in PI  show us:

All is unified and ONE.
What makes us vulnerable also carries the Heart Medicine.

Letting go of mental hooks and hang-ups (MERCURY in PI), or being caught in the collective web would be so healing.

Perhaps through sound, music, dance, and vibrational medicine (MERCURY in PI responds to those ‘messages’, rather than more inundating hypnotizing ‘news’).

 


The Full MOON in VIR is in Earth trine with PLUTO in CAP – which balances and grounds the energy:

  • Awareness and practice matter.
  • Living simply and sustainably (CAP) in wholeness and wellness (VIR).

The North Node also in VIR is in Earth trine with MARS, freshly in TAURUS since March 9, (see my recent in-depth blog post about this cosmic move):

  • Being in nature, and in our deep (PLUTO) nature helps and sustains.
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Saturn Infrared (Hubble Space Telescope.


SATURN
(now slowing down into its stationary gear-shift mode to retro – from Apr 6 on) in late SAG – the Galactic Centre / Centaur, between the Full MOON in late VIR and the SUN / CHIRON / MERCURY in late PI receives pressure from both sides, and is itself a T-square ‘outlet’ for the tension, bringing up the big, deep quest(ions):

  • Where is the path in all this? What guides us and makes sense?
  • What prevents us from, and what supports us in aiming from the Heart?

 

Would you like to look closer at these present Full Moon energies?
Dive in with me if you like:

 

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Big Wave Surfer Maya Gabeira

 

As we immerse fully into the PISCEAN field there is just energy, a ‘quantum soup’.
Which can be overwhelming and chaotic, for the individualized, ‘separate’ human personal self. The invitation is to experience and merge in the field of Oneness.

Interconnectedness of ALL can, for our separate identity, be overwhelming, confusing, make us vulnerable – or make us want to escape, be ‘addicted’ to ‘the state of bliss and union’, etc.

I guess you get the picture, and examples are everywhere, incl. the constant influx of media (also ruled by PISCES).

The SUN now in PI brings yearly consciousness to the bigger, longer lasting, and more transpersonal influence of CHIRON (2010 – 2018 in PISCES):
Whoa, so much happening at once – all together now…!

  • Have you been feeling overwhelmed by all kinds of influences and energies that are ‘streaming in and through’?
  • Maybe you have a very vivid dream life, maybe you don’t want to face it all?
  • How about this: The way ‘out’ is the way ‘IN’ – to surrender and trust in being carried by What-IS?

So much is coming together now…

Allow it, and allow yourself to BE.
Maybe that means letting go of, forgiving, releasing something or some ‘disappointment’, ‘illusion’, etc. (chances are in the area of life related to PI in your chart).

CHIRON shows us that old, early, time-transcending wounds can come up in this process (esp. for those of us born in the 1960’s under CHIRON in PI, and anyone with PI placements).

As James Hillman summed it up in a Jungian seminar in Victoria a few years ago:
There are two basic early childhood wounds: Abandonment and overwhelm (invasion, abuse). We might have experienced one more than the other, or both in combination.

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

Often we have to feel what’s now ripe to be healed. There may be catalysts that bring out the old wounds – to be also healing agents.

Rather than spiritually bypassing the wounds, or indulging in them, or escaping into addictive behaviour (all these are shadow tendencies of South Node in PI), how can we do our part in the healing (CHIRON, and North Node in VIR)?

The Full MOON in VIR – PISCES (with CHIRON), in square with SATURN in SAG may invite us to invoke Divine Mother / Goddess energy that is always available to support us. Like Kuan Yin, Mother Mary…

We can’t ‘do it all’ but we can ask for assistance from Higher dimensions… See how your energy shifts…

Maybe it helps us with dropping resistance and separation, and, rather than putting up boundaries against the ‘tsunami of energy’ (since as sensitive souls we tend to take things in, and they sit and stick there, and possibly contaminate our inner environment) we can gently allow the energy to leave us.

Are there other concrete practices, maybe healthy rituals you can DO (VIRGO) that help us come back into Oneness with / in Life?

The Lunar South Node in PI’s need for Oneness with the Great Mother, the Universe, the All, can lead to ‘looking for Love at the wrong places’, going on a compensation course via addictions of all sorts that promise to let the ‘me’ go away for a while, but hey, it does come back each time, which can turn into a painful vicious cycle.

These ‘depleting’ tendencies can be met by our awareness of wholeness (Full Moon in VIR) from which healing (CHIRON in PI) and renewed Consciousness that-IS (PI SUN) can come.
Practices that lead us to a physical, sensate awareness of wholeness, like mindfulness meditation, Yoga, walks in Nature help, ideally integrated into our life as a healthy routine.

 

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Wounded Healer / Centaur CHIRON Finding his Medicine through Surrender…

The ‘Medicine Wo/Man CHIRON’ shows that the ‘wound’ carries the medicine.

CHIRON in PI can be about paradoxical and confusing ‘wounds’:

  • Feeling awkward and like an outsider because of our urge for deeper connectedness, yet at the same time
  • Being overwhelmed and exhausted by too many influences, and not able to release energies we have taken in. Hence escapism, distraction, avoidance.

Nowa-years with CHIRON in PI, when we dive in, and experience our oneness with life we can relax, and let go of the idea of separation, or even adversarial ‘you over there’, and are re-connected with life again.

This oneness with what-IS allows us also to let things ‘go through us’ as energy, rather than having them stick to us, or sit in our field.
Just as we have taken it IN (PI is ‘infamous’ for taking a lot IN) we are invited to breathe or otherwise release it OUT. Maybe no need to ‘do anything with it’ (i.e. analyze and work on it…).

Music, Dance, Yoga, Qi Gong, being with or IN water is natural therapy for this kind of release.

CHIRON in PISCES on the ‘opposite side’ of VIRGO (yet representing the ONE), shows that it’s all related. When we drop into Resonance and Love we open up and see:
What we see on the outside / ‘over there’ in ‘them’ has to do with us too. And – maybe in a place of vulnerability – , we ask for help, drop resistance, let go, and let God.

Many people become more and more sensitive – perhaps a symptom of overwhelm with influences streaming at us through the media, through the atmosphere and cyber sphere. I’ve been hearing that from many clients, and experience it myself.

As another ‘energetic hygiene’ and clearing of what we have taken IN, I recommend a simple and very effective Visualization Practice that I adopted from my friend and Satsang teacher Susan Broznitsky, and alternatively, or additionally a Forgiveness Writing Practice.

Therefore, let’s

  • Be in body-mind-spirit alignment, good health, well-being and conscious practice,
  • Be mindful, aware and self-aware,
  • Take care of business, organize, clear and clean,
  • Help ourselves (VIR is a big fan of DiY, and there is so much info online now too, re: How to…)
  • Help others – because you can. ‘Simple’, ‘small’ acts of service – can be a big deal for them, and so rewarding.

VIRGO thrives on alignment and self-containment, discernment, loves wellness practices, recipes, remedies, and rituals. And it’s important to heal low vibrational VIRGO (“never good enough, always problems”) with higher VIRGO vibes.

  • What is your Body Temple showing you?
  • What can you do (with joy and awareness) to help and serve others, and make the world a better place? Maybe in the service lays your own healing?
  • What needs physical cleaning / clearing / organizing in your life (how about starting with a small realm, like: the desk?). The present VIR – PI dynamic helps with clearing clutter and reorganizing things so that life energy can flow more smoothly (and you know where things are…).
  • How about rituals like media / cell phone free walks? We don’t need to be constantly exposed to media and available (PI).
  • What are you grateful for (SATURN in SAG)? Even (and maybe esp.) those ‘small’ things (VIR).

 

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Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card II – Priestess – Photo by Melanie

VIRGO is the energy of the harvest goddess and priestess who is clear and aligned with her sacred Self which she keeps in integrity.

VIRGO practices self-awareness (the energy of the LEO-to-VIR Sphinx Point where the North Node sits this Spring), and tends to ‘her’ body-mind-spirit temple through clearing, discernment, sacred practice, such as ceremony and ritual.

Which means in our practical daily life:
A body / health / wellness / nutrition practice and lifestyle. A healthy body in a healthy spirit.

  • Is there a practice you can adopt right now that would benefit your well being? Something simple and self-sufficient, like – cell phone free – walks, Yoga, exercise, getting more regularly fresh air)?
  • Which ‘recipes, remedies, and rituals’ would your inner mentor prescribe? Like: adding / removing something from your diet, sleep, work style and hours, certain practices that make you overall happier and healthier, a morning ritual?
  • Is there something is ripe and ready now to be harvested, as in: let go of?
  • Would a ceremony help release something old and outlived, or help invite beneficial cosmic energies?

What a creative combo of both PI and VIR could look like:

  • Ride the waves, immerse in your element.
  • Your skills are what comes easy.
  • Holding space for others can be the best service you can offer.
  • Clean up and play music.
  • Energy Medicine. AstroSomatics.
  • Sacred Geometry.
  • Astrology and its practical, embodied benefits.
  • Being in the world, yet not of the world. Doing what needs to be done, yet not in attachment.
  • God helps those who help themselves. Doing our share, and trusting divine intervention.
  • Random acts of service bring fulfillment.
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Voyager Tarot Card VIII Balance


(Why am I so drawn to bring in Voyager Tarot cards today? Maybe to show you their natural alignment with Astrology)

BALANCE is the way to go, or rather to BE (says also JUPITER in LIBRA – presently retro, so it’s really an ‘inner game’)

In the ‘whirlwind’ of things that can kick us off balance – an unhealthy thing, of course – how can we infuse a situation where ‘problems’ show up or we / things are not aligned (VIR) with flow, allowance, acceptance, and love, which might mean release and let go(d) (PI)?

 

 

Intentionality is important too, and SATURN stationary in late SAG (going retro on Apr 6) in T-square to the Nodal / Ecliptic axis, supports clear Heart Intentions.

SATURN is the Planetary Archetype of Mastery, Maturity, Lessons, Karma. It also rules the Root Chakra and anchors us in what-IS.

SATURN has been in SAG since Sept 17, 2015 (with an episode until 5° SAG from Dec 2014 until mid-June 2015), and will leave SAG / enter CAP two days before the Winter Solstice 2017.
Clearly, humanity has been dealing with socio-political and global issues that don’t just ‘go away’. We can’t pretend to be blind to them anymore (SAG literally rules eye sight, and perspective in a broader sense), and need to deal with them. I don’t want to expand on it here – we all are well aware.

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On a personal level, what are the challenges SATURN in SAG asks us to deal and be done with?

Classical obstacles ‘on the SAG path’ are judgment, dogmatism, “my way or the highway”, lack of trust, a cynical humour at others’ expense, no real perspective on things, being blind sighted and biased, missing the obvious…

What can help us move forward ‘in the right direction’, without making anyone ‘wrong’ which perpetuates karma and separation?

Clearly, the answer is in the Heart.

SATURN in SAG is also the storyteller, inspiring yet grounded teacher, and visionary elder.
Let’s invoke those qualities IN us, as SATURN will soon go retro, on April 6!

May the Heart lead the way, in this Journey!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Come join us at the Astro~Embodiment of the Spring Equinox – very apropos MARS in TAURUS! – Experience the energies of the Planets at the entry into Spring 2017 in a direct, sensate way!
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On March 19 – the day before Spring Equinox!

And, you are welcome next Tue March 14, the birthday of the City of Victoria – ‘she’ is a VIRGO – PISCES Full Moon City (* March 14, 1843)! -, our once-a-year AstroExperience of the City’s chart and our astrological resonance and ‘cosmic dance’ with ‘her’: Astrology, the City, and YOU! This one is also available via skype or fb messenger – you don’t have to show up in embodied presence. 🙂

Join from your home or holiday if you happen to NOT be in Victoria presently!
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MARS in TAURUS (March 9 – Apr 21): Pursue Natural Desires, Enjoy, yet Remain Unattached. Be in Nature, and in Your Nature!

10 Mar

Yesterday March 9, MARS left ARIES and entered TAURUS where the ‘Warrior’ energy will dwell until April 21:

Pursue Desires, Enjoy, yet Remain Unattached.

Be in Nature and in Your Nature!

 

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Johfra Bosschart: Venus Rules Taurus (and the Martian Warrior Takes a Rest)

As Spring is on the doorstep here (finally – thanks Goddess for granting the gift of patience!) on the WestCoast, the Martian energy settling into TAURUS invites us to slow down, enjoy Life with all our senses, plant our garden, and take some time to relax…

…after perhaps battling the elements, or with others, running and rushing here and there, starting a lot of fires, and being highly charged and challenged, under MARS in fast and furious ARIES (Jan 27 – March 9).
MARS in in its ruled sign ARIES is a fast, direct, initiatory energy, and brought up anger and the impulse to assert.

MARS in fiery ARIES came to a crescendo end of February, when it squared PLUTO the Transformer, opposed JUPITER the Amplifier / Magnifier, and joined forces with URANUS the Awakener / Electrifier, round the last New Moon – the PISCES ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse.
How was it for you? Did you ‘jump’ – or ‘surf’ through it – and perhaps let go of old co-dependent vibrations, on the way?
A catalyst energy for transformation, opening, and liberation. Perhaps something in you like in myself ‘suddenly’ shifted, and helped make new, more spacious choices, setting the tone for better, more balanced relationships.

MARS is our assertion / life force / vitality Archetype. It rules the Solar Plexus Chakra – our power centre. You know that sensation in the stomach when getting triggered…
Always good to check in and register what that has to do with the Ego. Yes, MARS is also the ‘Ego Planet’, expressing itself in ARIES rather direct and aggressively / assertingly: “This is what I want and going for. And I’m doing it – actually: NOW.” Butting heads and flared-up battling can be an immediate effect when assertions conflict. Definitely an assertive time over the last 1 1/2 months…

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Sheep Babies – baaaahh!

Or it could have expressed itself as emergence and spontaneous action. Innocent. Baby steps. Just going for it, trying out something new, rather than contemplating and ruminating. ARIES is the first sign of the Zodiac. The Spring Lamb.
Hopefully we could channel the energy into this spontaneous, authentic action – and get up and start fresh when things were short-lived, or didn’t go anywhere.

With MARS now in TAURUS the energy lends itself to slowwwing down and literally sitting and meditating, sitting with our initiatives and choices, smelling the fragrances of Spring, tasting yummy food, listening to the sounds of music and the sounds of nature, enjoying Life with all our senses, and honouring Mother Nature (every day is Earth Day!) and our earthly existence.

In its nearly 2-year cycle, MARS was in TAURUS the last time early April until mid-May 2015. We’re coming full circle now with what we planted and what took roots then.
One thing that comes to mind for me immediately from that time is the actions (MARS) I took to upgrade my business (ruled by TAURUS – yep, and it did cost some money – a Taurean domain too) with new technology. It was a time to literally sit down, and slowly get used to the new technology – an on-going practice in Taurean patience… 🙂
Now it’s time for more upgrades – and more patience and persistence.

In TAURUS, the first Earth sign of the Zodiac, MARS has us be grounded, give more attention to our body and its natural desires, and step into tangible, sensate experience of being alive. We tend to rather pursue security and stability than ephemeral adventures. Our motivation to assert (MARS) what be value (TAU) is strong – and can sometimes become rigid and stubborn (TAU when there’s attachment.
Fighting for Mother Earth and all her creations is a natural MARS in TAURUS cause, as well as resisting rather than actively fighting.

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Themes of cooking, body, garden, money, and values are up and ready to be acted-upon, with MARS in TAU (until April 21 – which is QE’s birthday).

And hey, what’s REAL WEALTH?

 

On a deeper level, MARS in TAURUS helps us with grounding and embodying Spirit-in-Matter…  PLUTO in CAP has something to say about this – ‘shining by example’ – by being an embodiment of soul / spirit / essence.
MARS goes into Earth trine alignment with PLUTO on April 5, supporting simplicity and body wisdom.

In these MARS in TAURUS weeks, lets re-discover slowing down and enjoying the emBuddhament (embodiment without attachment)!

 

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MARS in TAU trine PLUTO retro / stationary in CAP is one of the grounding and integrative Astro~Weather patterns this Spring, after a wild ride earlier this year. This can be a good time for finding stability in the big changes, as mentioned.
Stability in the Evolution,

It’s also an excellent energy to guard and protect sacred land and Mother Earth from exploitation and abuse of resources. MARS in TAURUS can harness resisting and defending energy, to be channeled into a deeper, evolutionary purpose.
Earth Day ahead!

Dedicated to MARS in TAU trine PLUTO retro / stationary in CAP – exact on April 5:

 

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Medicine Wheel

A MESSAGE FROM THE HOPI ELDERS

You have been telling people this is the Eleventh Hour.
Now you must go back and tell the people that this is THE Hour.
Here are the things that must be considered:
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.

This could be a good time!

There is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel like they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.

Know the river has its destination.

The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off toward the middle of the river, keep your eyes open, and our heads above the water.
See who is here with you and celebrate.
At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves!
For the moment we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.

The time of the lonely wolf is over.
Gather yourselves!
Banish the word struggle from your attitude and vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we have been waiting for.

The Elders
Oraibi, Arizona
Hopi Nation

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

Come join us at the Astro~Embodiment of the Spring Equinox – very apropos MARS in TAURUS! – Experience the energies of the Planets at the entry into Spring 2017 in a direct, sensate way!
Full description at the FB event page.
On March 19 – the day before Spring Equinox!

 

 

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