VENUS crosses the Alchemy Point into SCORPIO (09 / 09), to go retro Oct 5 – Nov 16: How deep is your Love?

8 Sep

VENUS in fair LIBRA crosses tonight the ‘Alchemy Point’ / ‘Tipping Point’, and starts ‘her’ underworld journey in SCORPIO (Sept 9 – Oct 31 & Dec 2 – Jan 8)!

VENUS will be for a long time in LIBRA and SCORPIO this Fall and early Winter since she’ll go retro from Oct 5 to Nov 16 (from mid-SCO back to late LI, the ‘Alchemy Point’) – which adds another layer of ‘underworld journey’!

VENUS is now ‘Evening Star’ (setting after the SUN), which also has a LIBRA ‘undertone’, showing us, we can make our life and self-worth a lot about other people (comparing ourselves, etc…).

The VENUS retro phase (every 1 1/2 years) will help us come back to our own self-value. Which often starts with:
Re-evaluating relationships…
Inner Goddess re-emerging.

If this intrigues you stay tuned for a Special VENUS Retro Parlour early October.

Of course, I’d be honoured to visit your VENUS retro themes with you already before, in private session.
Check out my Special Offer for Deep Dive ASTRO Alchemy Sessions.


Peacock-a-boo Photo by Melanie

Under VENUS in SCORPIO, we’re attracted to the mystery, to peek behind the scenes, to go deeper and more intimately in relationships with significant ‘others’.

I heard once a VENUS in SCO quote: “Intimacy = into me I see – through you!”

We also attract experiences that call for emotional processing – esp. as VENUS goes into her retro ‘Underworld Journey’ – starting from SCORPIO.
As we’re drawn to  look under the surface, we discover hidden beauty in the dark and changeful.
Dive in, and move through, with Love!

Don’t get too absorbed in a low vibrational ‘magical black hole’ of stuff like online crime scenes, vampire movies, or real life vampiric situations(!), personal power games, and addictions that suck your life blood.
Let’s channel the energy into deep immersion in the Mystery of Life!


More about VENUS retro in a specific blog post, closer to Oct 5 when the Journey begins.

Here’s already a peek at the chart for the onset of VENUS Retro 2018:



On the ‘U-turn’ (Oct 5), VENUS will come close to, yet not fully join JUPITER in SCO, as you see in the chart above, and rather ‘back off’.
Their meeting will be only on Jan 22, when both are well into SAG – showing how spacious, generous, fun, and truly free relationships can look like!

The VENUS retro and post-retro phase can help us with processing of what’s stuck and preventing this freedom:

  • What attracts and bonds you to your loved and not-so-loved ones?
  • What are your soul agreements?
  • What’s your intimacy based on?
  • With JUPITER holding space in SCO nearby: What can be brought out into the open and to awareness now? Perhaps to outgrow it – or you already have, and it just needs to be ‘aired’?

Tuning into the trine from VENUS to (‘her higher octave’) NEPTUNE, now also retro in PISCES – an alignment that will be close (not exact – 4° apart) and stationary early to mid-Oct can be an oasis in the desert, and a truly magnificent, magical gift.
For some people also a ‘grand escape’ into fantasies, illusions, and addictions that draw you in and suck your energy – VENUS retro will show us about that side too…


Rich Last Bloom – Photo by Melanie Oct 2017


Before, during and after her Retro phase, VENUS on the Alchemy Point (partially in SCO, partially in LI) will have triple dates with

URANUS (Freedom) – in VENUS ruled TAU
SATURN (Commitment / Integrity), and the
Nodal Axis (Karmic Pathways, uhhhh, oh-so retro related too)!


Here are these triple encounters and their themes:

  • VENUS in SCO / LI opposite URANUS in early TAU (also going retro, back into AR on Nov 6)
    VENUS pre-retro Sept 12, retro Oct 31, post-retro (then in LI – AR) Nov 30.
    Intimacy vs / and(!) Freedom in Relationships.
    Freedom from the ‘Known’, from old habitual patterns that we’re attached to (either out of comfort or out of unprocessed pain) – and may continue to attract until we set ourselves free – or Divine Intervention does.


  • VENUS in SCO sextile SATURN in early CAP
    VENUS Pre-retro Sept 12, retro Oct 24, post-retro Dec 16.
    Commitment to deep trust and intimacy in integrity – what are ‘obstacles’, what can be worked on or completed now?
  • VENUS in SCO / LI square the Nodal Axis in AQ / CAP (SN) – LEO / CAN (NN) (the Nodal Axis will shift back into CAP – CAN on Nov 16)
    VENUS pre-retro Sept 14, retro Oct 31, post-retro Dec 1.
    Rather than choosing ‘splendid isolation’ to avoid hurt and pretending you’re cool and self sufficient, invite yourself or let life invite you into creativity and play. Loving your Inner Child tells you about your true needs. Be enchanted by the Magic!


Sooo, the strongest VENUS (in SCO) Alignment concentrations happen already next week, Sept 12 – 14 The MOON will be in SCO too then, uniting with VENUS on Sept 12 (once a month). Together they invite into sweet, intimate vibrations!
Then again round Halloween, and finally late Nov / early Dec.

‘ – half-way through her retro phase, and in alignment with the SUN will be also in early SCORPIO, on Oct 26!


VENUS into SCO and on the ‘Alchemy Point’ brings lots of Alchemical and Magical Gifts – if we’re diving IN!


Aligned with this, I’d love to invite you to Astro Offerings that go well with the VENUS Journey:

 next Astro~EmBODYment on Sept 16  will be on the Soul Farm on Gabriola Island!

You and your friends are most welcome to join us! Some Scorpionic Friends already are. RSVP

No experience required.
Trust your Intuition and your Call into the Magic. 



Always – and there’s a Deeper Reason THIS Season:

I felt called to OFFER
VENUS & JUPITER in SCORPIO Deep Dive Sessions,
now as VENUS goes into SCORPIO, and prepares for ‘her’ retro ‘Underworld’ Journey, while JUPITER is holding space there.

Guided by your Cosmic Map aka Astro Birth Chart, in alchemical conjunction with Voyager Tarot, Goddess & Animal Spirit cards as well as Transformation cards (they all work together so well when sensitively – intuitively combined), we focus on THEMES like (always customized to YOUR unique situation):

  • What’s the Relationship Alchemy that presents itself to you now?
  • Where is deep Transformation now possible in your Life?
  • What does it take to go into it?
  • What helps you in the process?
  • Where could this go?

We focus on YOUR SCORPIO themes that have been enhanced this year, to clear and transform them for the better, and re-connect you with your intrinsic power – which helps you with being a beneficial force in the world, and in empowered and empowering Relationships.

What’s the deal?
The JUPITER / VENUS in SCORPIO DEEP DIVE Relationship Alchemy Sessions are ON!
From 09 / 09 (VENUS enters SCO) until 10 / 10 (VENUS goes retro on 10 / 05), at reduced rates to sweeten the deal:

ONE-on-ONE Sessions

10% off my reg. rates for EVERYONE: 
$ 99 (instead of $ 111 reg) / 1 hr
$ 130 (instead of $ 144 reg) / 90 min
$ 170 (instead of $ 188 reg) / 2 hrs.

20% off for everyone with SUN, MOON, AC, Planets, Nodes in SCORPIO
In doubt, ask me, and I look it up for you.
$ 88 / 1 hr
$ 115 / 90 min
$ 150 / 2 hrs.

RELATIONSHIP Sessions for Couples also available – please inquire.

All Sessions In Person or Online via Zoom.
Audio link will be sent after the Session.
Payment via cash, cheque, or e-transfer.

Come on over, and let’s get INTO it,
To support Your Inner Empowering Change!

You can find out more  about the Deep Dive Sessions Offer at my FB Page Event.
If you’re new to my services and have preliminary questions I welcome you to get in touch before booking and to get to know each other a bit before we ‘dive in’.


Blessings for the VENUSian Infusion & Alchemy!


© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger




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