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SAG – GEMINI Full Moon (May 29) – Phoenix Heart-Fire Moon

27 May

Welcoming the Moon of Many Names…


The SAGITTARIUS – GEMINI Full Moon will be on May 29, at 7:20 am PDT exactly.
Monday to Tuesday will be the Full Moon night! 


It’s (already!) the last Full Moon in Spring.

It also completes the three Full Moon Festivals in the esoteric traditions:

  • Pre-Easter Full Moon (in the cardinal signs LIBRA – ARIES): Festival of the Risen Christ; 
  • Wesak Moon (in the fixed signs SCO – TAU): Festival of the Buddha; 
  • Post-Pentecost Full Moon (in the mutable signs SAG – GEM): Festival of Humanity.
    This last Full Moon (Festival) in Spring calls us to ‘Spread the Word’ from the Heart, in our Humanity.

What a diversity of cultures and languages (GEM) in the World (SAG). We can learn so much more, and so much from one another… yet the HEART (SAG) is always the best bridge.

 

Magical Almost-Full Moon (Sunday May 27) …still in SCORPIO, and close to JUPITER  (can you see the orange dot on the far right end of the pic???).

 

The Full Moon in May is in Native American traditions known as the Flower / Blossoming Full Moon.


So many beautiful flowers in full bloom now, incl. already Wild Roses and cultivated Roses. T
ime to smell the Roses, and pick up their Heart Medicine.

Just found this beautiful website with a long list of Native American names for the Full Moons of the year.

Each Nation has given the Full Moons of the month different names, according to what that month brings and requires.

 

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Wild Rose Medicine – Photo by Melanie June 2017

The May Full Moon is from Abenaki to Zuni:

– Field Maker Moon
– When Women Weed Corn Moon
– Blossom Moon
– Season When the Leaves are Green Moon
– When the Ponies Shed their Shaggy Hair Moon
– Idle Moon
– Planting Moon
– When the Horses Get Fat Moon
– Flower Moon
– Frog Moon
– Mulberry Moon
– Food Gathering Moon
– Moon of Waiting
– Camas Bloom Moon
– Time of Big Leaf Moon
– Alewife Moon
– Strawberry Moon
– Budding Moon
– Moon When Ponies Shed
– Moon Before Pregnancy
– Hoeing Corn Moon
– The 9th Moon

So many names, so much diversity… directed by Nature.

 

 

What does THIS FULL MOON mean to YOU?
And even more so, how does it MOVE YOU?


I invite you to follow the trail into the Heart of Astro~News, and find its gifts and Medicine through the read, and in your HEART! 

 

Phoenix Heart-Fire Moon Moves Us!

Before tuning into the SAG FULL MOON (that might be already ON when you read this) we’re still going through the SCORPIO MOON (as I’m writing this) – the most intense of all lunar vibrations – which of course ‘feeds’ into the upcoming Full Moon.

What a SCORPIO MOON (with extra enhancing JUPITER!) weekend, building up to the FULL MOON on Tue in early SAG!

Let’s speak (the GEM SUN) about what touches us deeply, and about intense shadow things as well, where CHANGE for the BETTER is needed, and under way / hopefully coming!
Knowledge (GEM), Understanding (SAG / JUPITER), and mostly:
HEART TRUTH & WISDOM is Freedom!

 

 

 

We rise again – even more so when we’ve processed and cleared a lot in / through the scorpionic phase.
The pre-Full Moon is always most charged – compounding through the SCO flavour which has been this time around very potent, enhanced by JUPITER, and still reverberating the SCO – TAU Full Moon on Apr 29 – the Wesak Moon:

  • Where are we emotionally ‘hooked’ yet can’t control the situation?
  • Where do we feel deeply affected (hurt over or passionate about something)?
  • How can we transform attachments (to a desired outcome / gain, or being stuck with the unwanted), and find freedom?
  • What’s a ‘game changer’ that brings the intense and ‘negative’ to the light, and restores love?
  • What does the inner Buddha Nature say to all this, and where does it take you?

Once the MOON will cross over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG (Mon May 28 at 3:29 pm PDT) the Spirit / mood can lift – and we can ‘come through what needed to be felt, ‘digested’, transformed, and alchemized, with new understanding and direction, rooted in the Heart.

 

This free and public Eagle showed up for Public Domain Photos – in public air space…

 

The following SAG energy pulls us upward-onward – yay!
SAG after SCO is the ‘Phoenix out of the Ashes’, the soaring Eagle, the rebirth and widening of perspective:
To SEE is to be FREE!

Freedom and Truth are big for SAG.

Yet when that comes from the head and ego it turns easily into a divisive scenario.
Either horizontally: “Me here – you there; my truth vs. your truth”, or vertically: “I’m up here and know better than you.”

What saves the day and the way is the HEART.
HEART Truth isn’t somebody’s truth, doesn’t have an opposite, is inviting rather than dividing.
Coming and speaking from the Heart Truth is a big theme under the GEM – SAG Full Moon.
Is that up for you too?
Related to the areas in life that the Houses with GEM and SAG in your chart point to, and perhaps even your SUN, MOON, Nodes, and Planets in GEM and / or SAG?

When the “me and them” or sense of “I know better” comes up, and creates an interpretation of perceptions that can turn into a ‘story’ we can inquire (GEM), a la Byron Katie, and deeply ask ourselves:

  • Is this true?
  • How do you know it’s true?
  • Who would you be without this truth / story?

Inquiring as in: questioning our assumptions, and also: asking deep existential questions about our True Nature is a great way of being with the SAG – GEM activation through the Full Moon.

 

Hermes / Mercury , with winged helmet, sandals, and Caduceus / serpent staff of the healer

After entering its domain of GEM on the day of the Full Moon, May 29, MERCURY the Communicator / Messenger / Mental Agent meets with the SUN in GEM on June 5.
MERCURY will be in GEM until June 12
(only, since it’s in its fastest speed presently).


Expect a 2-week whooosh of communication / writing / learning on steroids.


Some people have said recently, it feels like MERCURY retro…

Could be the upcoming MERCURY / SUN effect, very brainy, and always good to remember to travel from the head to the Heart (also a GEM – SAG theme).

 

Time to take a look at the SAG – GEMINI Full Moon chart!

 

 

With the bright GEMINI SUN, together with approaching MERCURY, rather than giving excess energy to more information, head space, questioning, doubting, it can be best activated through conscious spiritual inquiry: What is the Truth about YOU?


The SAG Full MOON brings the energy into the HEART that offers Wisdom, Truth, and Direction:
Why are you here?
What moves you?
What does LOVE say?

 

Both GEM SUN and SAG MOON point in T-square (from West Coast perspective) to the MC / Midheaven, and widely to NEPTUNE in PISCES:

Relaxing and surrendering into the flow of life, into the connectedness and actually oneness of ALL is often the solution. Forgiveness and letting go can be part of it.


Beyond controversy and polarity, this and that, right and wrong, PISCES and NEPTUNE are the big unifiers.

Other polarities in the chart and energy field presently show up as well, yet are here to be bridged and ultimately unified:

  • The Lunar Nodal Axis, with the South Node next to MARS in AQ and North Node in LEO, in favourable Fire Trine with the MOON in SAG:
    Yes, it takes a village and a world community for cooperation (more activation to come in this field, as MARS will go retro soon, on the AQ-CAP-AQ Community Building Point, from June 26 – Aug 27).
    And yet it starts with feeling loved and welcomed from the Heart, for everyone involved. The Heart is the fuel for community.
  • VENUS in CAN just opposed (on May 25) SATURN in CAP:
    Where / whom / what do you feel emotionally connected to, and what nurtures you? And what does the ‘practical’ side say?
    How can you balance and combine the two?

 

This Full Moon activates directly the U.S. chart! 

… as it lines up with the AC – DC axis of the U.S. (at 12°12′ SAG – GEM) which shows how the U.S. presents itself (quite Sagittarian), and relate to significant others (people and countries). On the U.S. DC is also MARS in GEM – very outspoken, debating, and often aggressive, now activated by the SUN and MERCURY. The Full Moon sits very close to the U.S. AC (4 degrees apart).

This is also the Full Moon of the year that most directly activates Trump’s SAG – GEM Full Moon. Yes, he was born under not just a Full Moon but a Lunar Eclipse, with the MOON / South Node in SAG, and the SUN / URANUS / North Node in GEM (no wonder the man is obsessed with ‘fake news’ yet needs to learn to respect the freedom of press – among many other freedoms, rather than just come from a righteous and arrogant ‘my way or the high way’ SAG MOON / South Node shadow).

I wouldn’t be surprised if significant news, stories, fiery discussions and debates showed up in the next while that have an important effect on the U.S. and their present president / precedent.

 

 

In the Spirit of GEM Diversity, and combination of a mosaic of perspectives a la SAG – GEM, let’s take a look at the

SABIAN SYMBOLS Oracle for the Full Moon

SAGITTARIUS 8°: “WITHIN THE DEPTHS OF THE EARTH NEW ELEMENTS ARE BEING FORMED.

 

Heart Lava on Kilauea. Photo by B. Lewis (from years ago)

 

KEYNOTE: The alchemical fire which both purifies and transforms the very substance of human inner life.

Forces are at work in the deepest layers of the psyche which in their own way respond to the outer stimulation produced by a strong involvement in group ambitions and emotions, and even more by the powerful tensions and releases of love. An alchemical process goes on, usually unnoticed by the conscious ego, until it becomes obvious that a kind of mutation has taken place and a new level of awareness and of responses to life has been reached.

At this third stage of the five-fold sequence we deal with both the basic rhythm of growth of the human being and the reaction to more individualized experiences which aroused the emotions. The very substance of the person’s nature undergoes modifications, on the basis of which a new step may be taken. The symbol draws our attention to the inner changes. We have to become aware of them. What is implied is a kind of PSYCHIC GESTATION.”

 

Wow, so apropos what’s going on in Hawaii, on Sacred Mt Kilauea.
Maybe also standing for a symbolic purging and inner transformation that the Old Land / Old World / Ancient Earth births forth, through destruction and rebirth.

Take a look / read at my recent blog article from May 8 which offers an astrological view on the Kilauea eruption: The Ancient, Sacred Earth showing her Power.

And of course, for all of us a call to let the Heart Fire erupt, melt the old ‘trodden paths’, and make way for a new and more authentic journey of LOVE.

 

After all, GEMINI is also the Alchemist of dualities and polarities – which brings us full circle:

Mercury Rules Gemini, by Johfra Bosschart. Detail: The Phoenix, alchemizing Feminine and Masculine.

 

HEART-ful Blessings for the FULL MOON in SAG – and beyond!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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GEMINI Season – Springy Alchemy

21 May

 

Mercury Rules Gemini.
Alchemical union through interchange of polar opposites.
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

A Season of Lightness & Brightness.
Breaths of fresh AIR.

The airy Alchemist energy of GEMINI (May 20 / 21 – until June 21 – Summer Solstice) welcomes us to sail through Spring on a light breeze like a gorgeous butterfly, while alchemizing what we encounter, through communicating between, connecting and combining what appears polar opposite.

So many interesting things to learn and talk about, and to relate to one another!
GEMINI inspires us to chat, flirt, learn languages, do day trips, and the alike.
Life Long Learning.

 

GEMINI is the Alchemist of the Zodiac – bridging polarities and dualities. The shortest bridge between people can me just a smile and a kind word. 
And it can (and wants to) go much deeper than this too, with JUPITER (presently retro, supporting inner journeys and processes) this year (until Nov 8) in alchemical SCORPIO.
Yet, the springy lighter, ‘pollinating’ version of GEM comes into the foreground now, via the SUN and soon also MERCURY (May 29 – June 12) – bringing a breeze of fresh AIR into the picture of an otherwise not much airy year in the Astro~Weather
.

 

The GEMINI month this year is quite a relief from recent intensity and stress in ARIES and TAURUS – which also brought and will continue to bring wake-up shifts and healing through authenticity (via the moves of URANUS into TAU and CHIRON into AR).
For now, things can move swiftly forward – just keep the communication going. 
In Summer the picture changes yet again:
Eclipse season in July / Aug, and 6 / 7 (yess!) Planets will be retro in July / Aug.
Soul searching and unraveling times…

 

Back to the current and upcoming:
(Not only but esp.) if YOU have GEMINI in your chart (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets), enjoy your matching month, like a flower welcoming butterflies!

So much to learn from nature and people… and they can learn from you.
A nice time for writing, journaling, and for those Springy reads…

 

Let’s welcome new inspiration, and aha-effects!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

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LILITH – PLUTO Day of the Decade Alert!

18 May

What’s UP (and down) today?
Quite the Astro gig, actually:


LILITH in CAPRICORN conjunct / passing PLUTO retro today, May 18.

Ancient Sumerian Lilith Relief

 

Be in your True ‘Wild’ Nature and Essence, connect with Power-that-IS, find your Wisdom Source and Inner Elder.

It activates our intrinsic CAP themes (via Planets, AC, Houses round 20 CAP) to transform, empower, and ‘re-wild’ them (beyond social conditioning of shoulds, achievement and ‘success’).

  • How can we drop excess burden (incl. taking too much on, be in heavy guilt / fear / depression mode) while letting the energy transform into a better, clearer, simpler way of being?
  • What’s worthwhile and truly rewarding to put time and energy into? 
  • What’s been done by Nature, without your ‘heavy lifting’?

Let’s connect, cooperate with, and live from our ‘wild’ and unconditioned inner power centre and let it lead on!

So yeah, LILITH catches up, passes, and leads PLUTO only every 9 – 10 years. Last time in Jan 2009 at the very beginning of CAP. 
How have you been ‘wildly and powerfully transformed’ then, and how’s that playing out for you now, on a new level?

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

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VENUS in CANCER (May 19 – June 13): Loving Gentleness and Care

17 May

Fairie

GEMINI – CANCER Cusp – Fairy Vibes

Ahhh – a soothing balance to the sharp MARS – URANUS energy:

On May 19, VENUS will move into sweet CANCER (where the LOVE Goddess will dwell until June 13):
Show your love through gentleness and care, and if your feelings change like the tides dance with it.

Literally being by and IN the water is a big draw now, and can help ‘smooth’ us out and RELAX, after sooo much MARS – URANUS thrill, as well as airy fairy energy, with VENUS in GEMINI, buzzing around, interesting in many things (maybe tooo many, and being overwhelmed, as VENUS square NEPTUNE in PI – exact on May 7 – could have shown.

Now, under VENUS in CANCER, we might go 2 steps forward (“yes, I’m attracted to that”), 1 step back (“let me check in how I really feel about it”), or even 2 steps back, and back off altogether from ‘ideas’ that sounded good and were attractive, under VENUS in MERCURY ruled GEMINI.

And, hey:
Home is where the Heart is – ever so true and important, under VENUS in CANCER!
Esp. the CANCERian sides in us might feel drawn to home and family, and to every being and place that makes us feel like we belong.

Plus, our Planetary / AC / MC / Nodal energies in CANCER will be more magnetic and attractive this month too.

 

So let’s take it easy and gentle, and get a sense of her ‘dates’ this month:

May 19 / 20:
Right on the first weekend ‘at home’ in CANCER,
VENUS goes into sextile with URANUS freshly in TAU, into square with CHIRON freshly in AR, and into quincunx with MARS freshly in AQ.
What kind of party / family is this?
Supportive of freedom and non-clingy / non-possessive vibes.
Yet, even though it can be awkward, raw and vulnerable to connect with our feelings authentically healing comes from it.

May 25:
VENUS opposes SATURN retro in CAP.
A dilemma between our sensitivity in relationships, perhaps going back to early childhood / family dynamics, and the need to step up to the occasion – perhaps set boundaries, and in general show up with self respect?
Instead of retreating into the safe shell and giving in to fear based behaviour, let’s care of our needs. Let’s be open to others about our feelings, while being the mature grown-up, and do what’s required.

June 1 / 2:
VENUS in Grand Water Trine with JUPITER retro in SCO and with NEPTUNE in PI (which are in Trine with each other on May 25).
Gentleness allows us to go deeper to the hidden, camouflaged layers of our feelings, have bigger awareness, allow for transformation, and release – with Love.

June 5:
VENUS opposes PLUTO retro and LILITH in CAP.
You might feel in an all-or-nothing mode, esp. in relationships that meet your core – and shadow.
Or maybe something needs to change, and return to what matters most – and to the Heart & Soul?

Much Love for the Venusian Infusion – Be nurtured by the Water!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

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MARS in AQ (starts with Square 1 to URANUS – two more to come!): Catalysts for Liberation.

14 May

MARS makes its entry into AQ on May 15 / 16 with a BOOM – a square to URANUS (which rules AQ) just 2 hrs later (and after a square from MERCURY on May 12).
While URANUS will have also just freshly entered TAU (on May 15).
All this happens shortly after the TAU NEW MOON (yep, on May 15).

Clearly, mid-May is super charged, and primed for shifts.

Sounds volatile & turbulent?
Yep, possibilities with the MARS – URANUS dynamic, since release of tension and stress is due. 
Maybe Mother Earth will release more stress too…

 

Prometheus, mythological Archetype of URANUS, capturing the Fire of the Gods for Humanity

URANUS entering TAU tomorrow May 15 brings Wake-up calls for a new Earth Consciousness.

See my blog article about this major shift here. 

URANUS brings mainly societal / social change, yet also sets us individually FREE.

The liberating impulse can express through upheavals, chaos, revolution, yet also in sudden advances in technology, paradigm shifts, discoveries, and innovations. 
Remember, URANUS, the first ‘outer’ / far out / outsider PLANET was discovered in 1781, a time with a very revolutionary Zeitgeist – right between the American Revolution 1776 and the French Revolution 1789. 

URANUS, related to the Archetype of Prometheus who brought the Fire of the Gods to Humanity brings Freedom – often through access to what was reserved to the few – which can overthrow / pull the rug from underneath the elite establishment.
Freedom to (the light bringing Prometheus) – Freedom from (the Known – and ‘what we got used to’, says esp. TAU), and simply: FREEDOM.

Where’s your own / inner / Life Revolution / New Freedom? 
Check out where in your chart early TAU (and late AR) is (House, Planets, Sun, Moon, AC, MC, Nodes) – that’s where you’d get a hit from the Uranian push for freedom this year, followed by its activation in the next 7 years, for the rest of the Taurean terrain! 
Themes with TAU are: 
Freedom of (and from) Values, the Body, Location, Finances / Money / Income, Security, Stability.
On a positive / promising Promethean note: What’s been reserved to the few in those areas becomes accessible to the many now – which can also have turbulent effects.

NO Boredom, with URANUS in TAU.

When URANUS was in TAURUS last time (1934 – 1942) there were clearly huge economic and Earth upheavals as the great-not-so-great Depression wiped out jobs, companies, security, people’s self esteem. Ups and downs, Fascism (with a social working class slant / hook – pretending to fight and bust “Anti-Jewish-Capitalism”) leading into the Second World War that devastated countries and killed millions.
Not that we can exactly compare that URANUS in TAU era with ours…
The times were different, and societally relevant Transpersonal Planets were differently positioned than where they are nowadays. But consider parallels when it comes to the basic ‘ingredients’.
As always, I’d like to inspire you with my writings to recognize the Archetypes ( here: the combo of URANUS and TAURUS), to pro-actively express a higher vibration of them in your life, and ‘feed’ that into the collective ‘field’. Nowadays, since we’re so interconnected chances are higher that ideas take off freely and create trends (well yeah, repression and manipulation happens still too).

What’s MARS got to do with this?
A lot, and quite acutely:

MARS entering AQ (the sign of URANUS!) catalyzes this right away, setting FREE what’s been held in / back for long.
As I said in the URANUS into TAU article:

“URANUS entering TAU squared by MARS shifting into AQ feels like a liberation from slavery – literally: Freedom from ownership.
And freedom from what uses up our time and resources (CAP) that can be repurposed much more fulfillingly…

  • Where have you enslaved yourself / let yourself be enslaved by something you own / that ‘owns’ and occupies you, your time, your energy / money / resources?
  • How can a movement towards collaboration and community (MARS in AQ) propel us forward, for the well-being of Humanity and Planet Earth?” 

 

Freedom from the Known, and for the NEW!

About time – to shake things up, get unstuck, get out of (or at least take a break from) confining situations and relationships that keep us ‘on hold’ or hold you back, and from our habitual ways of living that may satisfy our need for security yet have become stale and boring, and to experiment with new dynamics and fresh ways of being!
Experience your body and Nature in a new way!
Be in the NOW where LIFE happens!

 

How does the energy want to express under MARS in AQ this year, and why is this so relevant for the U.S.?

MARS in AQ can activate us to stand up, united as humanity for societal / political causes.
A lot is and will heat up even more with this MARS shift and its – yes! – triple square to URANUS this Spring and Summer.

This can look like: Heated debates / arguments, stirring up action, conflict through and in groups. Better to channel it into concerted action!

MARS will cross over the South Node of the United States, in June / July, and again end of Sept. which is at 7°35 AQ.

The Sabian Symbol for 8°AQ is quite telling:

Beautifully Gowned Wax Figures on Display.
Keynote: The inspiration one may derive from the appearance of Examplars who represent to us the Archetypes of a new culture…. they herald new collective developments.
May new heroes / heroines of Freedom step forward and influence group consciousness, in the Land of the Brave – and in other lands too!

 

And then, towards the end of the AQ activation, mid-Nov MARS will meet the U.S. MOON (at 27°09 AQ). Chances are, people will have been quite stirred up, in the Home of the Free.


And no, I don’t suggest: MARS shall be our new Home…

 

Mars (Hubble Telescope picture)

 

MARS will be in AQ for a long time this year: 5 months!

Precisely: May 15 – Aug 12 & Sept 10 – Nov 15 (the average is 2 months).
Why? You guessed it:

MARS will go retro this year (every 2 years) from early AQ back into late CAP and forward again into AQ). The retro phase will be June 26 – Aug 27, with MARS on the Community Building point AQ-CAP-AQ.
What does that mean???
We humans get an energy boost to show up and do the work that’s required in Community with  everybody contributing with their resources and what they’re best at (CAP), and nobody’s the boss in old-consciousness ways. A circle of equals, beyond the linear / hierarchical authority model.

And what’s with the retro part of it?
A re-calibration of how we pursue things, and of the ‘traditional Masculine’ as MARS goes back to CAP: Ideally backing off from old school top-down ruling over, and moving to contributing our best qualities instead, and bringing them into community and humanity. ‘Seems like’ (no-brainer) there’s ‘unfinished business’ (CAP) around this, and even though it’s been brought up many times in history, we need to re-visit it now, to affect change.

There’ll be another Astro~News blog post for MARS retro, closer to the date. For now, a few markers of the MARS journey pre- during and post-retro:


As MARS goes forth and back and forth into AQ – CAP – AQ it will square URANUS that’s freshly in TAU now not just once on May 16 but THREE times this year:
Again (under MARS retro) on Aug 1, and lastly (in Martian forward-direct mode) on Sept 18.


More liberating shifts obviously required and on the horizon.
This can really shake things up when it comes to provocative, experimental, if not shocking, yet hopefully liberating breakthroughs and break-frees.
Chances are more social unrest and protection of Mother Earth coming.

 

The 13 Indigenous Grandmothers with the Prayer Scarves, gifted to them by HH the 14th Dalai Lama.

Community of Wisdom Elders & Circle of Leaders – this is also AQ.


Retro note: Initiating (MARS) isn’t so cool anyhow, nor favoured under retro (“who initiates loses / needs to back off”).
So best to be the detached AQ and the Wise CAP Elder and hold space for things to run their course and disintegrate in retro mode.

 

Can become quite ‘interesting’ this Summer….


Oh, and when MARS will be furthest back in CAP (28°37′, on Aug 27 – basically stationary mid-Aug – mid-Sept) it will ‘hit on’ the U.S. ‘Essential Point of Power’ PLUTO (at 27°33 CAP) – and perhaps just barely miss it.


That doesn’t sound very comfortable for the establishment…
Chances are deep power agenda comes out (yay, JUPITER still in SCO this year helps!), AND people with integrity will make a stand – because they have to, are propelled to do so, and maybe have an irrefutable case and resources to do so.

 

Let’s see which Planets MARS will meet in its AQ mode:

Ok, ok, just did a time line overview of the most important contacts of MARS in its journey into AQ, back to CAP and then through AQ until Nov 15 – and that covers 2 pages.  
So, let’s keep it short and sweet, to the ones that stand out in the Martian itinerary:

 

  • As I said, MARS will form 3 squares from early AQ to URANUS (ruler of AQ) newly in TAU:
    May 15, then in retro Aug 1, and again in forward mode, Sept 18.
    At the very last day of its journey through AQ, Nov 15, MARS will go into sextile with URANUS which by then will be in retro, and back at the very end of AR (ruled by MARS).
    This double whammy is a very rare phenomenon that definitely gets our attention.
    New Earth Consciousness. One Earth, One People.
    Express it in in your life in liberating ways – wake up and be FREE!

 

  • MARS will also form 3 sextiles from AQ with CHIRON now freshly on the ‘Birthing Point’ in AR (which in turn is ruled by MARS): May 19, under MARS retro Aug 3, and in Martian forward mode Sept 13.
    Maybe more of us are being called to stand up for causes that we’re passionate about, and show up in authentic, vulnerable ways to let the world know why this matters – a new movement of Earth Warriors and Healers can be born. And together with the MARS square to URANUS, there can be quantum leaps and domino effects.

 

  • A big Martian phase will be end of July, half-way through its retro period when MARS retro in early AQ will be tied exactly into the AQ – LEO Full Moon / Total Lunar Eclipse on July 27 – and MARS will be closest to the Earth on that day too.
    A strong polarity if not confrontation between We the People, We the independent Scientists, and We the synergistic and systemic Forward-Thinkers (AQ) and ‘Royalty’.
    How can bridges be built to motivate (MARS) all to be Humanity conscious and Earth conscious (the Eclipse will be also in T-square with URANUS in early TAU)?

 

My simple blessing in closing:
May MARS in AQ help us all to act in ways conscious and mature humans do!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

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Che Guevara 90: Born Revolutionary Hero

14 May

SO, on this day would be Che Guevara’s 90th birthday!
Yes, only – he was born on May 14, 1928 and died at age 39!

Feliz Cumpleanos, Che Ernesto!

On an epic journey in Cuba in Feb 2012 with a friend, Che’s charismatic revolutionary icon was omnipresent, and of course we also visited Santa Clara – the town of the decisive battle of the Cuban Revolution in 1958 where he’s most prominently immortalized.

We weren’t even aware at the time that it would have been the year of Che’s URANUS Return (for everyone at age 84) – full circle of the planet of Revolution and Liberation.

No surprise that URANUS features prominently in Che’s chart.
Goes to show how distinctly Astrology points to the Archetypes, in ‘bigger than life’ people’, and in all of us. 

Check out Che’s birth chart here.
Ironically, there’s also a controversy around his birth date being May 14 or June 14, 1928. In the museum, I found the date May 14 verified and took a note (I believe it was even the birth certificate), and that’s what the usually very reliable Swiss astro.com has too. Vamos!

Here it is again:

 

  • URANUS right on his AC in early ARIES and chart ruler MARS right ‘behind’, in universal PISCES in the 12th – born revolutionary and freedom fighter on behalf of ‘the whole’. Self sacrificing, charismatic, iconic, bigger than life. Expressing the ‘Zeitgeist’ and being a force for change.
  • His URANUS / AC is also in square with his MC in CAP which is ruled by SATURN retro in SAG with his South Node in the 9th House: On a mission to ‘disrupt’ (as we nowadays say), challenge, and overthrow a system / establishment that ‘didn’t work for him’ (SATURN retro) with a clear alternative vision and direction.
  • Something in him gave him intrinsic authority and leadership, independent of age (SATURN retro – his only retro planet – with his SN). Well, his youthful / forever young warrior spirit (ARIES / URANUS / MARS Rising, and SATURN in SAG) was so iconic throughout.
  • His job astrologically / life map wise was to communicate his revolutionary philosophy into understandable ways that people would resonate with – which would create a huge wave (SN / SATURN in his 9th House in SAG, NN / MERCURY in GEM in his 3rd, and the PISCES MOON in his 12th House squaring the Nodal Axis). And yes, giving the collective, the needs of the people (MOON in PI in the 12th House) a thrust for freedom (MARS in late PI to URANUS in AR) expressed directly through his presence, his life. 
  • And a big dynamic, assertive presence that-is: JUPITER in AR in the 1st House too.
  • Very dynamically charismatic and popular way beyond his life, via the square from his TAURUS SUN square NEPTUNE in LEO.

 

And guess what the Sabian Symbol for Che’s MERCURY in GEM (close to his karmic North Node) is?

GEMINI 5°: “A REVOLUTIONARY MAGAZINE ASKING FOR ACTION.

KEYNOTE: The explosive tendency of repressed feelings and root emotions.

Every movement overstressing one direction calls forth in time an equally extreme movement in the opposite direction. This is particularly true at the level of the dualistic mind symbolized in the zodiac by Gemini. What is rigidly bound in form and convention tends to explode into formlessness. It may do so violently if socially oppressed — through revolution — or at the psychological level in psychosis; or it may withdraw inwardly into the mystical state in which one identifies with an unformulatable Reality.

This fifth stage is related to the first, for it is the experience of a world of being so far unperceived by the everyday consciousness which starts the process. In the same sense a psychedelic experience may momentarily make the mind transparent to a non-ego-structured realm of consciousness, and may lead to a sustained attempt at understanding what has been revealed of a transcendent Reality. Whether the revolutionary action is violent or peaceful, bitterly resentful or loving, the one desire is TO REACH BEYOND ESTABLISHED FORMS.”

 

What a day to commemorate the revolutionary spirit, since tomorrow – just after the New Moon URANUS will enter TAURUS and be squared by MARS, freshly entered into Freedom for All oriented AQ on the day after!

Viva la Revolution!
Freedom from within – unconditionally!

And: The Power of Love leads the Evolution, and the Revolution of the Heart.
Freedom to BE!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

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May 15: TAURUS New Moon ‘Delivers’ URANUS into TAU: New & Liberated EarthBody Consciousness

13 May

It’s coming, dear Astro~News Reader:

MAY 15 / 16 are not only the most powerful days in MAY but probably in Spring – since they bring several major shifts at once:

  • The New Moon in TAU – where the MOON is the strongest – representing nourishing Mother Earth energy, and food for all senses!
  • Also on the same DAY (3 1/2 hrs later), URANUS enters TAU (until Nov 6, and eventually from March 6, 2019 on).
  • And MARS enters AQ – to square URANUS on MAY 16 (their square comes about yearly but this time quite cathartically, right after BOTH Planets having move into new signs, and MARS being in the sign URANUS rules!).

 

New EARTH Consciousness.
Wake UP, Earthlings, and Collaborate!

For starters, get unstuck, says URANUS in TAU, break free and move forward (MARS squaring URANUS from AQ – the Zodiac energy ruled by URANUS!):

This square energy is SO primed for breakthroughs into new freedom.

Can you feel it?
‘Something’s’ shaking things up where energy has been stuck and unmoving, perhaps where all too much patience and waiting have generated anger, or on the flip side where inner resistance to change can’t hold on any longer.

One of the catalysts for shifts can be a collaboration (MARS in AQ) after so much heavy lifting / plodding along / taking a lot on, under MARS in CAP (since mid March) which could have also led to conflict and arguments (MARS was in square with ARIES SUN and MERCURY).
But hey, maybe you used this energy to get stuff done – great!
And now the freedom!

For the  ‘beasts of burden’ / ‘work horses’ among us, MARS in AQ shows us that in a good(!) team or community, or even ‘just’ together with one compatible(!) friend / partner the energy moves much faster and more synergistic – from a place of group intelligence beyond the sum of the individuals.

Now, mind you, if not used consciously and if too much ego (I want what I want, says MARS) gets in the way there can be also clashes and collisions that can blow up under this MARS – URANUS energy (which comes about yearly but this time quite cathartically since BOTH Planets will have just moved into new signs).

 

Dramatic Lightning through the Clouds (Photographer unknown)

 

So let’s use the shake-up combo of MARS in AQ – URANUS in TAU for conscious highlighting (like a lighting flash) and liberation of stuck energy, maybe in old ‘fossilized’ spots in the body-mind, in memories and patterns, in loyalty to genetic blueprints of the ancestors, in primal fears, triggered by traumanic events or empathy for others’….

Point is, we don’t need to know what and where it is but invoke the cosmic spirit of the Freedom Warrior (UR – MARS) that shows up now to help us shift, and then do something different ,out of the blue, out of the ‘ordinary’, spontaneously, mix up our habits, experiment, follow synchronicity, get a taste of freedom which can have cathartic domino effects.
URANUS represents the Archetype of Prometheus the Awakener and the ‘higher mind’.
Flashes of insight and realization are super heightened now. Don’t (dis)miss them!

And: Experimentation, no expectation!

Try things on, see what happens. Be with friends, random strangers, groups, communities (AQ) whom you wouldn’t have done anything with before or not in a long time. See where the spirit takes you.

The combo of MARS in AQ and URANUS in TAU can also show up as breakthroughs in science, relating to the Earth and our biosphere, and perhaps some wake-up calls for humanity yet also innovations (AQ) to help sustain the Earth (TAU and CAP – with SATURN and PLUTO).
More to come with URANUS in TAU over the next 7-8 years (yes, until 2025/26)!

 

All these liberating shake-ups and wake-ups – LIFE is NOW!
..making us aware of our precious human emBODYment.

What a gift on Mother’s Day!
Gratitude to our Mothers and Fore-Mothers, and to Mother Earth!

 

 

The TAURUS New Moon on May 15 delivers reNEWed and liberated EarthBody Consciousness!

Yes, that’s where it’s at. 
Late TAU has a VIRGO undertone, and calls us to realign with what matters most, starting with health and wellness in our own body and lifestyle, and on the land we’re looking after.
Gardening and planting can be the perfect body-mind-ground wellness practice for starters, and to bring the EarthBody Consciousness right home!

That’s what I’ll do – going out with a dear friend on Wed to spend time in Nature, and get starter greens for the garden, and flowers for the balcony – yay!

 

Earth My Body!
Here’s the video of the song sung so powerfully by young Spirit Elder Nicole Sangsuree – what a legacy before her body was taken back by the Earth, in Thailand!

 

 

The New Moon end of TAU lines up in Earth trine with LILITH / PLUTO retro in CAP: 
The Ancestors and the Ancient Earth call us to do sacred work. 
And yes, it’s about the Spirit and Soul in the work we do, not the ‘heavy lifting’.
And to let our body be freed from old stuck and heavy energies, and free for being Here-Now!
En-lightened Earth Bodies.

 

Mother Nature and our inner True Nature always show: There’s New Life! And it’s growing, abundantly! This is IT!
Life affirming alignment!

 

So, here’s the ‘birth chart’ of the TAURUS NEW MOON

which will be at 4:48 am PDT on May 15:

SO much in the EARTH Element now!

There’s the NEW MOON in late TAU, MERCURY in early TAU (since today May 13), and URANUS about to enter TAU – just 3 1/2 hrs after the New Moon! 
And in solid CAP Earth: SATURN retro, LILITH / PLUTO retro – in trine with the New Moon, and, at the very end of CAP: MARS (entering AQ the same evening, to almost immediately square with URANUS on May 16).

May we wake up in our Earth Body, and find common ground on this Earth we all share, sustained by the unfathomable Ground of Being!

If you’d like to check out the rather epic AstroNews article about URANUS entering TAU – Wake UP, Earthlings! you can find it here.

WATER, through JUPITER retro in SCO in friend-ly trine with NEPTUNE in PI (active from May to Aug, exact on May 25, and once again Aug 19) flushes SO much (JUPITER in SCO) that has come up these months, releases and renews – emotional / energetic ‘Spring Cleaning’.
So, let’s be in the flow, and let it go!

 

Be well, dear Reader, be in Nature, and in your Inner Nature!

 

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

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If you feel the resonance with the themes above,  and you could use support in your journey drop me a line, and we can set up a private Astrology consult session, or initial 20-min orientation talk, to find out what would be the best course of action.
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Just email me (licht@islandnet.com) if you’d like to discuss options.

Please find upcoming Astrology workshops and classes, embodied Astrology, as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. videos, on my FB Page:

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This is to empowered and liberating ways of working with the ancient and timeless gifts of Astrology!