Happy Birthday, Victoria!

12 Mar

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

And for our astrological celebration / exploration!



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.
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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.



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



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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