Astrological Earth Week (Apr 19 – 26) Weather, feat. :: ‘New Mercury’ & Pluto Turnaround

19 Apr

Today APRIL 19 (at 2:27 pm PDT):
The SUN enters TAURUS – EARTH MONTH (April 19 – May 20):
Be in Nature and Your Nature!


Johfra Bosschart Taurus

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


It’s the season to settle, slow down, enjoy life with all your senses, plant your garden (esp. with / after the NEW MOON in TAURUS, on Apr 26!), and: to take time, sit with things, and relax.

Themes of cooking, body, garden, money, and values are up, and with Mercury retro now (which started in early TAU on Apr 9) you might wonder: what’s real wealth and real value? We’re invited to take a good look within, beyond consensus reality (show).

BIG extra Astro*News of the day (Apr 19):
It’s the half-way point of MERCURY retro, as M-r meets the SUN – a ‘New Mercury’! 
Spirit, Consciousness, and the Heart lead the way, and the mind is an instrument on their behalf – what a relief and beautiful new alignment!

Here’s the chart of the ‘New Mercury’ (exact on Apr 19 at 10:54 pm PDT) – check out the evi-dance:


MER - SUN Apr 19 2017

So cool (indeed) what the Sabian Symbol for the ‘New Mercury’ at 1° TAU (YES, both together on the first degree of TAURUS) says:



Image may contain: plant, outdoor, nature and water

Valle Verzasca – photo credit: Barbara Jenni


KEYNOTE: The pure, uncontaminated and spontaneous manifestation of one’s own nature.

Here we see life substance in its original dynamic form, and as it emerged from its spiritual source. This is true whatever the nature of the source may be. In a sense, the mountain stream is conditioned by the nature of the soil and by all the forces which in the past have formed the mountain’s rock strata: that is to say, by past history. Yet out of this past a new, pure (i.e. unadulterated) release of potentiality has emerged. It is ready to perform whatever work its dharma is to accomplish.

This is the first stage of the seventh five-fold sequence of phases. Matter is still imbued with great potential energy, energy being matter at its source. It is flowing irresistibly toward its own destiny. It is simply ITS OWN NATURE.”

So pure and beautiful!
Let it be. Be That!
The Quality of the New Mind – Spirit / Heart Connection.


As you see in the chart, it’s actually a connection of MERCURY / SUN and also URANUS – which MERCURY approaches (exact contact # 2 on Apr 28, and again on May 9).

Sending the Mind back to the awake and liberated Spirit that already IS.

In these Taurean weeks of the year, re-discover slowing down and enjoying the emBuddhament (embodiment without attachment)!


Also big news of the week:
PLUTO goes retro in CAP
(Apr 20 – Sept 28).
This is a time to integrate the big changes that have occurred in the last while – and on-goingly, and for inner (retro) Soul Work time, before bringing the transformed, more empowered Self into – everything.
Of course, we can already BE the Change in the ‘meantime’.

One of the grounding and integrative factors this Spring  has been MARS, now in TAURUS, but only for 2 more days (until Apr 21):
The energy wants to settle and enjoy what-IS (just like the Taurean resting warrior in the picture above). This can be a good time for finding stability in the big changes.
It’s also an excellent energy to guard and protect sacred land and Mother Earth from exploitation and abuse. MARS in TAURUS can harness its resisting and defensive energy. Earth Day ahead!

Dedicated to PLUTO going Retro in CAPRICORN, on Apr 20:



Medicine Wheel



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


Snail Trail 2 (Mary)

Slow is Beautiful: Snail Trail – Photo credit: Mary Dowds


Come join us downtown, at Creatively United for the Planet, at the RBC Museum!

Time to speak up for values, for nature and the land, with Love and Passion!

Stay tuned for TAURUS NEW MOON Astro*News!

Wishing you a joyous and powerful TAURUS time!


© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger




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