Archive | October, 2018

The Veil is Transparent – and an Illusion… Cosmic Blessings for Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and All Souls Day!

29 Oct

Uuuuhhh, very SCORPIOnic times (SUN, MERCURY, and JUPITER – for one more week)….!

 

Carried in Oceanic Immersion – Photo by Melanie

 

Oct 29 / 30 will be super watery:
With early / mid
 Water Trines between the SUN in SCO & MOON in CAN & NEPTUNE in PI, and an end-of Water Trine with MERCURY / JUPITER in SCO, and CHIRON in PI….
Feeling and revealing what’s otherwise hidden, and in the Dark… magical mystery immersion…
Letting ourselves GO into the unknowable…

The Veil is transparent, and the cosmic Web connects us in the ONE on Oct 30 evening the MOON enters LEO for a Halloween full of Fun, Magic, Mystery, and creative Imagination.

 

Happy Halloween, on Oct 31!

Impermanent Pumpkin Art, as seen in 2009(!) at the former yearly Fernwood Pumpkin Yard!  It was one of the last years of its ‘incarnation’, at the carving house community that used to produce prolific perishable pumpkin art. Spirit prevails, even though forms – like pumpkins disintegrate… 

 

We’re now approaching in the Zodiac cycle of the SUN the Heart of the SCORPION the center of the Fall Season and Celtic festival of Samhain.

Which was traditionally celebrated on Oct 31 when the ‘Summer’ and harvest time ended. On Nov 1 began a new Celtic calendar year. 
With large fires, the Celtic people thanked the SUN God for the good harvest, and expelled the evil spirits who wandered around that night.

On Oct 31 also those who died in the past year were commemorated. Many believed that the dead returned to their old homes in the night to find warmth and friendship. The lit pumpkins at the door steps or in the windows symbolize skulls with the eternal light of the soul in it. The spirits who had not walked home into the light, wandering at night, scared people, and played tricks on them.

Nov 1 was eventually declared by the Church the Day of All Saints (holy ones), and Nov 2 All Souls Day.

‘All Hallows Evening’ or simply ‘Hallows E’en’ became later Halloween.

Samhain Blessings!

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Halloween / SAMHAIN, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lughnassadh / Lammas, Mabon / Fall Equinox

Even though, mid SCORPIO / central Fall is traditionally celebrated with Halloween / Samhain on Oct 31, the exact centre (15°) of SCO is not on Oct 31 but round Nov 7.

This year, we’ll have a mid-SCORPIO NEW MOON on Nov 7!
Very potent times with strongly concentrated energies that can bring out extremes and big contrasts… – which are guide posts to transformation.

Stay tuned for the NEW MOON ASTRO~NEWS!
And don’t get attached – or I shall say, check out where you do get attached, acknowledge it (don’t leave it ‘in the dark’) – so that it can change…

 

Feliz Dias de los Muertos Oct 31 – Nov 2!

Blessings for All Saints Day on Nov 1, and All Souls Day on Nov 2!

Mexican Dia de los Muertos Calavera Altar (picture from Wiki Commons)

In Catholic Bavaria where I come from, my biological ancestors are from and my family lives, on All Saints Day (Nov 1), families visit the graves of their ancestors, after a mass, similarly to Dia de los Muertos in Mexico yet more solemnly.

A time of bringing fresh flowers, love, prayers and candles to the resting place of their bones, and to honour the undying soul.
Maybe a time to let go, to forgive, and know, Love is all that matters.

Halloween pumpkins with candles inside originally represented skulls with the eternal light of the undying soul ‘inside’. Through dying and transforming appearances, Light prevails.

The carved face or feature is the ‘façade’ and appearance, and the candle light is Spirit ‘behind’ and ‘inside’ it..

Perhaps a different way of looking at ‘carved pumpkins’ or of carving one…. And a different way of looking at ANY appearances…

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

 

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
…via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

 

 

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Speaking Our Truth, Finding Our Freedom – MERCURY back and forth over the ‘Phoenix Point’, going retro Nov 16 – Dec 6

29 Oct

The Truth does set us Free…

JUPITER’s been for more than a year in SCORPIO (since 10/10/2017) now, and coming to its ‘tail end’ from which the Phoenix Rises (JUPITER enters SAG on Nov 8!

A period of deep purging of covered-up taboos, framed by the emergence of the Me Too movement at the beginning of this phase, and the upsetting sexual abuse allegation process in the U.S. Supreme Court nominations towards the end.

But wait a minute – we still have 10 days to go…

May the Truth empower, and bring Healing and new Freedom!
…supported by JUPITER now at the very end of SCO in trine with CHIRON in late PI (exact Nov 1, and active mid-Oct to mid-Nov).

And: Both JUPITER and MERCURY sit on the ‘Phoenix Point’ this Fall!
This last week of Oct, the Mercurial Messenger is already slowing down as (you guessed it!) it comes up to another U-turn into retro (from Nov 16 on, until Dec 6). 


In the slowing down, MERCURY has been very close to JUPITER, to go conjunct at the very end of SCO today Oct 29… and into Water Trine with CHIRON retro at the end of PISCES:
Sooo much healing release!
To love is to let go of thoughts that inflict pain, and to see our unity…!

Image Credit: Pexels – free stock photos

…just before it crosses over the ‘Phoenix / Butterfly Point’ into SAG tomorrow Oct 30 – for the 1st time that-is!
Again on Dec 1 at the end of its retro phase, and in direct motion on Dec 12.
A triple PHOENIX activation by MERCURY!

That’s a big (JUPITER) and re-curring (triple / retro) theme of processing hidden thoughts, feelings, messages, information, and bringing them to the light.
I wouldn’t be surprised if big revealing news came out into the light this week and again in Dec.

In our personal lives, this phase sums up a golden opportunity (JUPITER) to dig into hidden, subconscious, unprocessed realms, perhaps journal about your emotions, and let the the process roll through.
Freedom and understanding, ‘even’ gratitude can come from it – and down the road also inspiring stories.


Speaking from a processed place is so much freer, and more powerful.

Which takes us to the (1st) shift of MERCURY crossing the PHOENIX burn-off point on Oct 30 – the day after its meeting with JUPITER!
What’s the deeper Truth that can be seen and voiced now?

MERCURY freshly in SAG – unusually – won’t have hardly any alignments with other Planets before going retro on Nov 16!

Except these two on Oct 31 and Nov 9:

Oct 31
MERCURY’s quincunx from the ‘Phoenix Point’ to unsettling URANUS retro on the ‘Settling Point’.
News about the Establishment rocking the boat, with new truths(?) ?
We can use the energy to motivate (SAG) ourselves and each other to free ourselves (URANUS) from attachments and stuck habits.
And it’s time to experiment with new ways of living, and to experience ourselves and life in a fresh way. URANUS going back into AR on Nov 6 over the Winter will help with this also.

Coming up on Nov 9 – ushered in by the SCO New MOON on Nov 7:
MERCURY, the MOON, and freshly JUPITER will be all in early SAG, with LUNA as the uniting agent. 
A really exciting and inspiring vibe to lift our Spirit, find our YES from the Heart, and be generous and grateful. What’s possible?
At least make time for a hikes, walks, outings – to gain space and perspective on Life. Lots of gifts can come from it.
In a bigger sense: Where can the Journey go now?

On 11/11 MERCURY goes into pre-retro ‘storm’, and retro on Nov 16.

Again, MERCURY will have hardly any aspects to other Planets while in retro which looks like it’s not such a ‘tricky challenge’ this time, rather a welcome backtracking to the Heart-Mind.

The one aspect in the first half of M-r is on
Nov 26
MERCURY retro in SAG square MARS in PISCES.
Don’t get Thanksgiving wise / pre-Christmassy overwhelmed 🙂
Maybe you do need an escape though – pourquoi pas?
Where’s the pool, or better yet: the beach?

Already one day later, the ‘New MERCURY’ on Nov 27 will be an amazing alignment of MERCURY / SUN / JUPITER, all in early SAG!
Cultivating Trust, Gratitude, Generosity, Heart-Knowing (that can’t be argued with), Intuition, and Fun.

Dec 1 – 12
MERCURY goes back over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SCO.
Taking the ‘Why’ and the Heart into a place where the Mind can transform and regenerate. Mental Spa.

Dec 2 / 3
MERCURY retro in SCO goes into quincunx with URANUS retro in AR, and into Water Trine with CHIRON retro / stat in PI.
Letting the mind ‘ferment’ while trying on a new YOU. Healing and releasing of stuck energy in the mind to connect, allow, and receive.

On Dec 6
…MERCURY goes direct again in late SCO.
After this free cosmic ‘psychology study course’ we know the Mind and it’s tricks better.
Freedom comes from it – esp. as MERCURY goes once more over the ‘Phoenix Point’ on Dec 12 – to ride & fly through SAG until Jan 5.

 

Wishing you well for the Mercurial Phoenix Ride of the Season!
May it evoke deep wisdom and new understanding that sets you free!

If JUPITER’s entry into SAG on NOV 8 calls you to explore this uplifting shift in your own life come to our Astro Activation Parlour on Nov 7 (live in person or online participation options, and 2 groups open). Here is the description on FB.


Private JUPITER in SAG focused sessions are of course also available.
And I’ll have a JUPITER Special at this occasion throughout November (11% discount on all Astro sessions, and even 22% discount if you’re lucky and your JUPITER is in SAG)!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
…via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

 

Encore: * REgeneration of the Inner Love Goddess – VENUS Retro 2018 (Oct 5 – Nov 16) and ‘New VENUS’ on Oct 26.

25 Oct

Birth of Venus (detail). Painting by S. Botticelli.

All about VENUS!
‘She’s naturally at home’ in fair LIBRA – where the last NEW MOON on Oct 8 was, and in enjoyable TAURUS where the FULL MOON on Oct 24 was.

But at this point, VENUS has been in deep, dark  in SCORPIO (her ‘exile’) for a while…

VENUS crossed the ‘Alchemy Point’ / ‘Tipping Point’ into SCORPIO on the Day of the VIRGO NEW MOON (Sept 9).
She started her transformational retro & underworld journey on Fri (VENUS-Day!) Oct 5 when the U.S. Supreme Court nomination and sexual assault allegations thrill culminated.

With VENUS retro until FRI (yes: VENUS-Day) Nov 16, a transformation of the Inner Feminine occurs as we’re facing old painful / uncomfortable / repressed / in-the-closet / shamed / sexually related themes around attractions that need to be processed.
So that we come to a new place of natural empowerment – from which we naturally engage in and cultivate right relationship.

Noticing any of this?
If it appears to be hidden check out areas of life relating to SCO in your chart (Planets, Houses…) for clues.

VENUS (as always) started ‘her’ retro journey from the position of being an ‘Evening Star’ (setting after the SUN), which has a LIBRA ‘undertone’, showing us how we can make our life and self-worth a lot about other people (comparing ourselves, etc…)

The first half of VENUS retro processes this ‘Evening Star’ quality of VENUS with her LIBRA undertone – which is very other-oriented – perhaps to a fault – which VENUS retro brings to awareness to re-align.

The other day, very synchronistically, I came across messages for transforming VENUS ‘Evening Star’ retro in SCO (pre-New VENUS):
Get involved if you’re truly, deeply in love and passionate about something.
Not just ‘for the money’, or because others do it / following a trend. Don’t just get involved into someone else’s passion, or because you think people will like you more if you’re associated with…this. 
If you do it’s likely not sustainable since you don’t have your own authentic, intrinsic motivation.

And, I add to this: You can’t fake Magic.
This is to a powerful turning point in all our attractions from true inner depth, with VENUS Retro this Fall! 

 

Golden Venus

Good news:
The FULL MOON in TAU with URANUS on Oct 24 ‘delivered’ a ‘New VENUS’ to be
 planted in our consciousness on FRI (yes! VENUS-Day) Oct 26 (every 1 1/2 years) when VENUS retro and the SUN unite.

After the ‘New VENUS’ we’re tapping more easily into the ‘Morning Star’ quality with TAU undertone, meaning: we come from our own solid Self Love and Self Value first before choosing to engage!
What an alignment with the shifting and liberating Full MOON in TAU with URANUS!

 

The ‘New VENUS’ already re-enters her domain of LIBRA on Oct 31 – supporting new conscious choices that are a ‘better match’, more balanced, fair, and harmonious.
And hey, with VENUS retro in LIBRA, marry yourself first!
Inner Love Goddess re-emerging.

Here’s the first VENUS Retro blog post for an in-depth read.

 

Many Blessings for the shift into the ‘New VENUS’!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
…via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

 

TAURUS – SCORPIO Full Moon with URANUS and Grand Fixed Cross: Wake UP, Earthlings, and EmBody the Change!

23 Oct

Dear Astro~News Friend,

Mystical Moon – Photo by Melanie 2017


Are you feeling it?!

What an intense and tension bearing FULL MOON – wound into a Fixed Grand Cross, and 6 celestial bodies plus the Lunar Nodes in fixed Zodiac signs.
Don’t get stuck in power issues.

Process on a deeper level (SCO) and bring Freedom to Fruition (URANUS / Full MOON in TAU)! 

 

If you’ve got Planets, SUN / MOON / AC / Nodes in early fixed signs TAU – LEO – SCO – AQ this one’s for you!
When in doubt ask me – your personal chart would reveal.

And if your BIRTHDAY is round the 24th of January, April, July, or Oct your SoUlar Self / Creativity / Spirit / Consciousness can be illuminated by this FULL MOON.

  • Early TAU SUN (born end of April) – the FULL MOON with URANUS activates your Life:
    Be fresh and free and awake in the Self (and with one another)!
  • Early LEO SUN (born end of July) – activated by the North Node, and the FULL MOON axis squaring your SUN:
    Going deep into your ‘not so sunny’ stuff lets you be even more creative and radiant. Experiment with new wo/manifestations!
  • Early SCO SUN (born end of October) – so the FULL MOON (with VENUS retro in SCO) falls close to if not on your Birthday!
    Find Treasures in the Dark, and EmBody your Depth and your Freedom.
  • Early AQ SUN (born end of January) – activated by the South Node and LILITH, and the FULL MOON axis squaring your SUN:
    Love starts with Loving YourSelf, while…. We’re All Stars in the Constellation of L*O*V*E*

 

Luna has been already appearing full for a few nights, and having her effects on Terra and on us Terrestrials!
…showing up through Earth thrills:
Cat 5 hurricane Willa approaching the SW coast of Mexico as I’m writing, and 2 days ago, off-coast Vancouver Island was shaken up by an underwater 6.8 quake.
Earth changes tend to get triggered through Full Moons and Eclipses.

So much energy has been built up, in ‘conflicting’ directions ‘bumping up against each other’ that needs to be released , and even more so, grounded and centred!

 

Storm on the Horizon… – Photo by Melanie, Oct 2012

 

In my sense, this Fixed Grand Cross FULL MOON with URANUS is one of the 3 most intense FULL MOONs of the year, besides the Total Lunar Eclipses on Jan 31 (in LEO – AQ) and on July 27 (in AQ – LEO).
It’s also in square with the Nodal axis where the Eclipses ‘dance’, as you can see in the chart below.

That all sounds quite dramatic, and you might want to crawl right under the comfy sheets – or ride the stormy waves of change if you’re more of a Scorpionic adventurer. 

 

Misty Rocks – Photo by Melanie Oct 2018

 

Before you go hide and cover, or go all-out check in:
What’s your intuitive sense (MOON / URANUS) of the Full Moon?
What does your body sense tell you?

If you’d like to gain perspective and take inspiration from these Astro~News take it in, perhaps in company of a pot of warm comfy tea / stimulating full-bodied coffee, take time to digest and process (TAU – SCO), and be open for intuitive flashes of insight (URANUS).
These tension ridden days, take time to ground and be fully and fluidly in your body – for me that would be via Yoga, meditation, and walks in Nature…

 

Here’s the chart of the TAU – SCO FULL MOON

… which will be exact at 9:45 am PDT tomorrow Oct 24,
just 74 min after the alignment of the MOON with URANUS at 8:31 am!

 

 

What’s so unique and intense about this FULL MOON, and what’s her invitation?

  • It catalyzes and more fully reveals the energy of URANUS which is this year freshly in early TAU, presently retro and super cuspy (0°31′), on its way to re-enter AR on Nov 6 (day before the SCO New Moon!) over the Winter.
    A shaker-up & waker-up!

URANUS entered TAU for the first time on May 15 – the DAY of the TAU New Moon! Here’s again the May Astro~News blog post for that shift URANUS in TAU – Wake UP, Earthlings! – still relevant of course.
Just 12 days before, on May 3, Mt Kilauea erupted.

The TAU – SCO – URANUS themes are played out in several ways this year – establishing / preserving – transforming – suddenly shifting….

Often, when a slow moving Planet enters a new Zodiac sign synchronisitic World events happen that get our attention showing the themes, and maybe even giving us a preview of the phase.

The Awakener Archetype URANUS comes with wake-up calls that can be shocking, unnerving, freeing and enlightening, or all of the above, yet always unexpected.

On the DAY when URANUS entered ARIES, March 11, 2011, a sea quake (URANUS the last hours in PISCES) off the coast of Japan triggered a massive Tsunami, followed by the nuclear reactor at Fukushima melt-down once URANUS was in ARIES, releasing contaminating Uranium and Plutonium.
Just learned (intuitively googled) that Fukushima in Japanese is 福島 and it means. 福 (Fuku) = fortune, luck; 島 = island.
PLUTO is also the Greek ‘underworld’ god of ‘hidden wealth’.
Chilling to realize how this ‘hidden wealth and potential’ via Plutonium and Uranium turned destructive… and the symbolism of if for the environmental damage escalating and accelerating in the URANUS in ARIES years after Fukushima:

Humanity with its inventiveness (URANUS) has tried to ‘overpower’ (PLUTO) Nature, excessively extracted her resources and destroyed precious life forms. This has come to a point of serious threat for self destruction of human life as well.
URANUS in AR and PLUTO in CAP went between 2012 and 2015 into seven(!) squares with one another – that was THE key alignment of URANUS’s activation of ARIES (2011 – 2018), triggering wake-up calls and awakening on so many levels, yet also the pressure (square to PLUTO) to transform from that deep inner place of true ‘wealth’ and ‘power’, and in fundamental ways of respecting the Earth, her natural resources, and natural cycles and laws. And a cosmic ‘timer’ (CAP) and ‘alarm clock’ (URANUS).

In the wake of the UN deadline for massive socio-structural changes until 2030 to avert a climate catastrophe we as humanity hopefully realize how we need to change in a big and uncomfortable way (JUPITER in SCO) our habits and comfort zones, consumer behaviour, the role of money, and ‘business as usual’ (all Taurean phenomena).
In 2029, JUPITER will be again (as this year) in SCO, by then in square with PLUTO (in AQ from 2023 on) where Death or Transformation / Evolution (PLUTO) of Humanity and Living Systems (AQ) are at stake.
Astro energetically, we already see massive transformational notions and effects in 2020, with the alignment of SATURN / PLUTO / JUPITER in late CAP on the cusp to AQ – communities and Humanity need to come together in a responsible way to (be able) to build for the future.

May the wake-up calls really bring us closer together – to work together (AQ), bringing to the table the best we each can contribute (CAP)!

 

  • The FULL MOON is ‘hooked’ into a tight / exact Grand Fixed Cross which holds a lot of tension and pressure that’s primed for release yet also calls us to be centred in the stillness of the ‘hub’.

Let’s first see and acknowledge which archetypal ‘players’ its four corners are ‘occupied’ by (see chart):

* MOON / URANUS retro on the ‘Settling Point’ from AR to TAU – their alignment is just 1 hr before the FM – Wake UP, Earthlings!
Mother Earth shakes us up, evoking a renaissance of Earth Consciousness.
And we’re invited (if not pushed) into a new freedom to fully ‘birth’ and embody our liberated Spirit, break old habits, and feed what nurtures us.
No more need to be ‘shackled’ by ‘consensus reality’, security attached stagnation, and resistances that we find in ourselves and reflected in our tribal environment.
What matters is to know you’re free, and to embody that!
How?
Well, through change that probably feels uncomfortable if not painful (SCO) at first, but we get the hang of it, and it’s actually for the better (JUPITER). Like a detox…

 

What’s new and liberating in your world these days?
Experimentation – no expectation can be a liberating motto.
To break / change habits takes about 30 – 40 days, so be patient and consistent (TAU qualities).

 

Beauty in the Fall… – Photo by Melanie, Oct 2018



* The FULL MOON in TAU (ruled by VENUS!) ‘delivers’ the ‘New VENUS’!
= the SUN / VENUS retro on the ‘Alchemy / Tipping Point’ from LIBRA to SCO
.
Their alignment (and turning point in the VENUS retro phase!) will be on Oct 26.

See my VENUS Retro post Regeneration of the Inner Love Goddess
Choosing to Fall in Love with Life – rooted in the Self.

I.o.w., when we come from Love (VENUS) that’s rooted in the Heart, Spirit, and Self (the SUN) we don’t need to compare ourselves with others (VENUS) and feel bad (SCO), or get involved in their passionate endeavour or energy (SCO) to feel more important and loved (VENUS), ‘do things for the money’ (VENUS), etc.
Instead, we can calmly sit in True Love that radiates and ‘magically’ attracts (VENUS / SUN in SCO).

Speaking of VENUS’s Scorpionic deep dive – more of that type going on these days:
MERCURY will catch up with JUPITER end of SCO on Oct 29 (just after the ‘New VENUS’):
Coming from Love, come out with your deep truth, share it in a journal, with a close friend, bring it to the open, and see things in a different light that helps with moving forward in a new direction!

Expect lots of big revealing news (JUPITER / MERCURY in SCO) end of this month.
MERCURY will go into SAG on Oct 30 – the Truth has to be spoken, and sets us free.

Followed by THE big Astro happening of Nov:
JUPITER crosses also over the SCO – SAG ‘Phoenix Point’, to enter its ruled sign SAGITTARIUS on Nov 8 (until Dec  2, 2019)!
Supporting Truth, Trust, and a new Vision from the Heart!
Yes, SAG is a Fire sign that’s at its best when we come from the Heart, from an attitude of gratitude which helps with seeing possibilities and inspiring solutions.
If you feel inspired and called from your Heart, come join (in person or online) our JUPITER into SAG Astro Activation Parlour on Nov 7!

More about JUPITER in SAG in the Astro~News for the SCO New MOON on Nov 7 – the eve of JUPITER’s move UP!


* Lunar North Node on the ‘Creativity Point’ from LEO to CAN 
(Nodes go backwards in the Zodiac)

When we’re genuinely loving, caring, creative, and feeling seen and loved we generate good energy and feel a sense of belonging.
Part of the super cuspy Astro Weather:
The Nodal Axis is also on two cusps now, and will shift signs – into CAP (SN) – CAN (NN) on Nov 16 – another big day, with also VENUS going out of retro while MERCURY goes retro – whoa…!

More about these shifts on this channel, closer to the date.

* Lunar South Node on the ‘Community Building Point’ from AQ (ruled by URANUS!) to CAP.
Rather than ‘being left out in the cold’ and ‘watching other people’s show’ (a temptation in our omni techno world yet is a low vibration of CAP / AQ) let’s bring our warm, loving, heartfelt, childlike, ‘summery’ creative and playful CAN / LEO energy
 into the world of ‘serious work’ and collaborative purpose. When we work in a team and in society what matters is feeling included and welcome – we all benefit from that too.

LILITH and MARS are presently also in AQ.
For MARS, this has been a long phase,
since… also the TAU New Moon on May 15(!) – until Nov 15, with the retro motion in the Summer on the CAP – AQ cusp, helping us release old and re-activated stored-up anger and frustration in groups and society, and re-calibrate the inner / outer Masculine and our assertion in integrity, for the sake of better cooperation (CAP / AQ).

MARS has passed LILITH early Oct:
Giving us a kick to show up and just go for what we’re instinctively called to, with our ‘wild and free’ natural Self.

 

 

  • In this FULL MOON Fixed Grand Cross where energy can get stuck in / attached to
    * Habits and Comfort (TAU) 
    * Ego (LEO)
    * Painful Emotions (SCO)
    * Ideologies (AQ)

… we’re called to Wake UP / Shift and Change the habitual / established Status Quo (MOON / URANUS in early TAU), come from deep Self Love (SUN / VENUS in early SCO), and bring our creative, loving and embracing Self (NN in early LEO) into Groups, Community, and Humanity (SN in early AQ).

 

  • Check out how many celestial bodies / sensitive points are in FIXED signs now, altogether:
    MOON / URANUS retro in TAU; NN in LEO; SUN / VENUS retro, and MERCURY / JUPITER in SCO, and SN, LILITH, and MARS in AQ!

That’s a huge concentration.
If you feel trapped and fighting power games no wonder.

The point is to stop, come from conscious awareness of what’s going on on a deeper level, and find our place in the hub of the wheel / eye of the storm where all is ‘quiet’, sit with that, and be in our Power Centre.

 

With Lunar & Liberating Love,
Melanie

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
…via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

 

 

Light of Conscious Transformation of the Status-Quo – ‘Tipping’ into a Potent SCORPIO Season!

22 Oct

Dear Astro~News Reader,

at the very end of LIBRA where the scales tip, did you make some perhaps difficult choices that had you dig into your core issues and track your core values?
I did, friends whom I spoke to did, and BC had municipal elections this weekend – with some surprising ‘Tipping Point’ results.

Choices lead to Change, says LIBRA-to-SCORPIO:

 

The SUN enters SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 22) opposing URANUS retro in TAU the same evening!

As the SUN goes over the ‘Tipping Point’ into SCORPIO – exact on Oct 23 at 4:22 am PDT – the nights are getting significantly longer, the rain season is kicking in here on the We(s)t Coast, and fog in other places, we’re called to consciously dive into Magic & Mystery.

Time to bring the Light of Consciousness into Darkness – where Transformation happens, and the Soul Power to Change is.

 

This year, the SCORPIO Season is quite charged:

  • The SUN opposes URANUS retro in TAU on Oct 23 – just 13 hrs after entering SCO:
    Radical shifts and liberating ways of getting unstuck,  i.o.w. great for changing habits, getting out of the comfort zone, clearing clutter 
    (like the beam of a flash light into what’s gathered dust and cob webs), doing a cleanse, and in general / societally also a (perhaps surprise, and liberating) shift of the all-too comfortable and security attached status quo.
    Yep / check, for the municipal elections in Victoria and other communities in BC.

 

Moonlight on Lake Ontario. Photo by Diego T. Silvestre

 

  • The energy builds up to the  TAU – SCO FULL MOON on Oct 24.
    The MOON (exalted / super strong in TAU) comes with URANUS on the (un)Settling Point, while the SUN and VENUS are on the ‘Tipping Point’ of Diving into powerful Transformation – led by the Inner / Outer Feminine.

 

  • Quite the super charged FULL MOON showing what comes to fruition that’s been seeded with the LIBRA NEW MOON, or in bigger cycles.

Stay tuned for the TAU – SCO Full Moon Astro~News – on this channel and via email to subscribers (contact me at licht@islandnet.com to subscribe, or do it yourself on my FB AstroPage).

 

  • Shortly afterwards, on Fri (VENUS Day) Oct 26, will be the SUN / VENUS retro conjunction – exactly half-way through the VENUS retro phase (Oct 5 – Nov 16).
    A ‘New VENUS’  is born – a scorpionic one that-is, consciously, lovingly diving into empowering Change enticing us to…
    REgenerate the Inner Love Goddess.
    Consciously connecting with our intrinsic Value and the values that we embody.
    Fall in Love with Ourselves and with Life, and attract powerful relationships and alliances from there.

 

  • As you know, as it’s been said and felt many times, many ways:
    JUPITER has been in SCO since 10/10/2017 – rendering Fall 2017 to Fall 2018 a very scorpionic 13 months (every 12 years).
    Now, we’re with JUPITER on the ‘tail end’ of SCO – where elimination and release happen – yet also where the (self) destructive poison can be extracted / ejected.

 

  • May the poison that’s now evident (JUPITER) now truly transform into Medicine!
    The Water Trine from JUPITER in late SCO to CHIRON in late PI can help – IF we invite this Gift into our Lives:
    What connects (PI), heals (CHIRON), and transforms (SCO) big time (JUPITER)?
    JUPITER’s Trine with CHIRON will be exact on Nov 1.

 

WOW, really a lot going on from Oct 23 – Nov 1!
It’s also the All Saints / All Souls / Dia de los Muertos week where we the veils are thinner and we can connect more easily with the Spirit of the Ancestors in all dimensions.

 

 

  • Then, on Nov 8, in the middle of the SCO season,  and the day after the SCO New Moon (Nov 7), JUPITER goes over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO into SAG!
    Higher Understanding, Truth and Trust set us FREE!

 

For more about this massive move into JUPITER’s ruled Zodiac sign where it’ll travel until Dec 2019:
Stay tuned for upcoming email ASTRO~NEWS for the SCO New Moon with JU into SAG, the blog, FB, and YouTube – you bet! 

 

May it be a magical, alchemical SCORPIO Season in the making!

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
…via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

MERCURY in SCO (Oct 9 – 30 + Dec 1 – 12): Taboo Talk, Intimate Conversations, and 6th Sense

8 Oct

Dear Astro~News Reader,

We gotta address taboos.
As JUPITER’s been one year in SCORPIO (since 10/10/2017) now, and coming to its ‘tail end’ from which the Phoenix Rises (JUPITER enters SAG on Nov 8!) we’ve just seen another major upheaval in the U.S. Supreme Court nominations (check out my Astro take on it, in the LIBRA New Moon article), semi-uncovering old behind-locked-doors stories yet officially closing those books of records again to help the establishment have its way (i.m.o.).

Me too Flashback

A reflection on / picking up the ‘Me too’ torch which was ignited at the onset of JUPITER in SCO last Oct as MERCURY entered SCO too.
The ‘Me too’ social media wave was triggered by Alyssa Milano who encouraged women and men: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” 
Hundreds of thousands of us responded.
Which woman never has been sexually harassed or assaulted, verbally or physically??? Sadly and scandalously, it almost ‘comes with the territory’ of inhabiting a female body…

 

 

An issue of magnitude (JUPITER) indeed, that’s been revealed now big time. 
Outgrowing what’s been hidden!
May the Truth empower, and bring Healing (JUPITER now in late SCO in trine with CHIRON in late PI) and Freedom – as JUPITER and MERCURY sit on the ‘Phoenix Point’ this Fall!

Me too isn’t completely new – 12 years ago (JUPITER was also in SCO then), Tarana Burke founded the Me too Movement in 2006 to spread awareness and understanding about sexual assault in underprivileged communities of colour. 

May the Me too wave lead to ‘game over ‘ / zero tolerance for sexual harassment, assault, and even violence in Hollywood, Institutions, and in a Society of true Adults! 
I know I’m a ‘bit’ idealistic here but putting the blessing out regardless.

Big kudos, Alyssa Milano, for getting the ball rolling!
A.M. was born on Dec 19, 1972 – here is her chart.
Lilith and Saturn were last year (Oct / Nov, only every 9 / 29 years) transiting her late SAG Sun – on the Integrity Point. She even has PLUTO on her JUPITER / North Node in CAP nowadays /-years – being a catalyst for Eve-olution out of the dysfunctional and abusive patriarchal system.
And  with her MARS in late SCO, VENUS / NEPTUNE / MERCURY in early SAG – all on the ‘Phoenix Point’ on her 12th House cusp, she’s speaking out on behalf  of ‘whom it may concern’, and encourages the Collective to speak out and free up hidden stuff.
We’re all in this together, it’s a societal phenomenon.

Airing what’s been hidden is painful yet important for processing, empowering and transforming.

And now: MERCURY

Tipping Point – Photo by Ted Roberts

So – MERCURY is crossing over the ‘Tipping Point’ from LI to SCO on Oct 9, just after the Oct 8 LI New Moon, and will be in the ‘Down Under’ Zodiac sign for a while:
until Oct 30, and again Dec 1 – 12 (you guessed why – it’ll go retro, Nov 16 – Dec 6). 

Big Time Taboo Talk, as we dive into ‘uncomfortable’, scary, repressed, covered up, ‘under wraps’ and unfathomable topics and scenarios, remembered, experienced, or perhaps vividly pictured.
Yet , MERCURY in SCO also opens up our 6th sense, our interest in the mystery and magical otherwise unseen (imagine what MERCURY retro in SCO might be like!!!).
And it’s much more conducive for deep intimate conversations.

Let’s see which connections MERCURY in SCO makes with other Planetary Players –
In order of appearance:

Oct 10
MERCURY opp. URANUS retro in TAU 
Wild card / liberating shifts in thinking and communications. 
Be intuitive, innovative, expect the unexpected, incl. surprise news.
No rush to ‘run with it’ though.

Oct 12
MERCURY sextile SATURN in CAP
Considering deeper issues.

Oct 15
MERCURY conj. VENUS retro
How deep is your Love? And what does it come down to?

Oct 19
MERCURY trine NEPTUNE retro in PI, and square MARS / LILITH in AQ
Going deep into the traps of mind, purging and releasing what overwhelms – through being in our true free Nature. 

Oct 22
MERCURY sextile PLUTO in CAP
Looks like the ‘Old Empire’ is on its way to expire.

 

Oct 23 (until Nov 22)
The SUN enters SCO
Consciously diving into Magic, Mystery, and Transformation.

Oct 26
The SUN and VENUS unite in early SCO
A ‘New VENUS’ – Planting the Seed for a Transformed Inner Feminine.

Oct 29 (also Nov 27 and Dec 22 – in SAG)
MERCURY conj. JUPITER on the ‘Phoenix Point’ and trine CHIRON retro in PI
The Truth heals and sets us / it all free.
And the ‘Veil’ is thinning at this time of year…

 

 

More about MERCURY retro in SAG – SCO from Nov 16 – Dec 6 in a blog post closer to MERCURY pre-retro shadow (which starts Oct 29).

For now, let’s dive in, be with Mystery, Magic, and not afraid of the ‘Dark’.

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
…via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

 

LIBRA New Moon (Oct 8, 2018) square PLUTO – Restructuring Right Relationships

7 Oct

Thanksgiving & ThanksLiving Blessings,
dear Astro~News Reader!

Here in Canada, it’s Thanksgiving weekend.
Yesterday, I joined together with a friend a ThanksLiving dinner (close to 300 people attended!) that the Vancouver Island Vegan Assoc. had organized. An all plant based potluck feast with a plethora of vegan contributions honouring right relationship with animals.
A First Nations Matriarch Elder spoke about gratitude for what Nature provides, for what we have, and about the  importance of sharing our gifts.
All very abundant and inspiring. Food for body & soul.

At this Harvest Season and perhaps Harvest Time of a larger cycle (considering SATURN presently in CAP), cultivating genuine gratitude for what is given, and for the results of / feedback for what we’ve put in ‘over the Spring and Summer’ is a good practice to generate contentment and inner harmony, or contemplation and awareness for how to correct our course.

In the U.S. it’s (for how much longer?) Columbus Day tomorrow Oct 8, and simultaneously since the early 1990’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day is being honoured as a counter-holiday.

 

Right Relationship?!


We’re in LIBRA season (since Sept 22 – Fall Equinox)!

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LIBRA by Johfra Bosschart – with symbolism from various esoteric traditions

The LIBRA painting by Johfra Bosschart to the left symmetrically features SUN & MOON in the Infinity symbol (a # 8 on its side – the NM is on Oct 8).
Below them a scene from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, with deities Hathor and Thoth weighing the Heart of the deceased against the feather of Maat – ‘judgment’ of souls with mutually complementary wisdom / intellect / reason, and love / compassion.
Only if the Heart is as light as the feather may s/he move into the otherworld.
Both figures float in a cloud opening ‘generated’ by a yin-yang symbol, and below it two Assyrian sphinxes, male and female on masonic tiled floor with their right paws on a glass cube altar with LIBRA symbol out of which a Rose springs. Rosicrucian symbolism in the image….

 

Being in Right Relationship, starting with the Inner and Outer Feminine and Masculine, as well as Balance and Fairness are big issues for LIBRA.
LIBRA rules courtship and courts…

 

Have we ever seen a Hurricane effect around all this lately!

In the thriller around the Senators’ approval of a the new U.S. Supreme Court Justice(!) candidate B. K. – who faced allegations of sexual assaults under excessive alcohol influence in his university years, and in the face of his response / demeanor at the Senate hearings.
Whether he’d be qualified for this position, given how he showed up, and whether the 1-week speedy FBI investigation (that did not hear dozens of important witnesses who were presented, nor even the victim and accused perpetrator!) was manipulated – all this evoked a storm in the U.S. / North American if not world wide consciousness as well as in our personal and collective subconscious.
Many people who had been sexually abused – perhaps also decades ago – came forward saying how painfully it all triggered their ghosts of the past which are again up for processing.

The brave victim / witness Dr. C. B.-F. also embodied astrologically VENUS retro in SCORPIO – facing old / still processing painful experiences as a woman that many resonate with – and the CHIRON Archetype which has been just recently (since Sept 25) gone over the ‘Emergence / Emergency Point’, to re-enter PISCES (yes, we need to dive into the collective consciousness to heal what’s pervasive!).
As a psychologist, the theme of the Wounded Healer seems evident in her chosen career.

Actually, both Dr. C. B.-F. (born 1966, birth date / chart unknown) and B. K. (born Feb 12, 1965) were born with CHIRON in PISCES!
Dr. C. B.-F. would have just had her CHIRON Return (round age 50) 1 – 2 years ago.
For B. K. his CHIRON is in 2017 / 18 transited by NEPTUNE (presently retro – how apt!)… the issue is spilling over, and / or being diluted… hmmmm, and excessive alcohol plays an important role.

Wouldn’t that be great (in an ideal world) if freshly sworn in ‘Wounded Healer’ Justice B. K. used his influence to balance legal reasoning with compassion?!
For the time being, my hunch is his AQ LILITH, MERCURY, VENUS, and SUN (now triggered by MARS / LILITH) present rather a detached air, his MARS in late VIR (close to URANUS / PLUTO) now widely opposed by CHIRON has shown up rather in a defensive rationalizing way of (barely) controlling explosive anger where openness and connection would be called for, and his MOON in early CAN  (about to be opposed by SATURN in Dec) has also been rather expressed in personal sensitivity around being hit by karma and the challenge to be in integrity.

In the PISCES AGE paradigm that we’re evolving out of CHIRON has to do with the Victim – Perpetrator – Martyr / Saviour Triad.
All three co- / interdependent with one another, often blending / bleeding into one another (you can be simultaneously Victim and Martyr / Saviour, or even Perpetrator and Victim) and a collective ‘boundless’ toxic suffering and blame game pool. How to get out of this ‘relationship’ entanglement???

The solution doesn’t come via resisting and repressing….

This Fall / Winter season (Sept 25 – Feb 18) is the last phase of CHIRON in PI for the next 50 years(!).

  • How DOES Like Heal Like?
  • Can the overwhelm turn into a wave of love?
  • How can the exposure of a story like this (and a domino effect of similar ones) touch and move us in a way where we really compassionately feel what ‘the other’ might feel in such situations, and let go of temptations to do harm?
  • How can we let go of being intoxicated (by substances – and by media) and made unconscious and unaware?
  • How does the forgiveness practice of Ho’Oponopono apply?
    “I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.”

May this public ‘episode’ create a tidal wave of change!

 

Unsurprisingly, the call “Time’s UP” came out of the Me Too Movement which has over the last year revealed systemic sexual assault and harassment (not just) in the entertainment industry.
It started simultaneously with JUPITER entering SCO almost exactly a year ago, on 10/10/2017 – an expanding and intensifying deep transformational alchemical process where intense, extreme, painful, buried stories and feelings have come up from the ‘underground’ (SCO) to be understood, and outgrown (JUPITER), so that change for the better can happen.

JUPITER will go over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO to SAG on Nov 8, 2018:
The Truth sets us FREE!

 

In the meantime, VENUS (the ruling Planet of LIBRA where the New Moon will be) presently in SCO (since the last New Moon in VIR on 09/09) just went into the retro ‘Underworld’ on Fri Oct 5 when the U.S. thrill culminated.
With VENUS retro (until Nov 16), a transformation of the Inner Feminine occurs as we’re facing old painful / uncomfortable / repressed / in-the-closet / shamed / sexually oriented themes around attractions that need to be processed. So that we come to a new place of natural empowerment – from which we naturally engage in and cultivate right relationship.

A ‘New VENUS’ is about to be seeded in consciousness round Oct 26 (every 1 1/2 years) when VENUS and the SUN unite.
VENUS then re-enters her domain of LIBRA on Oct 31 – supporting new self love, self value, and conscious choices that are a ‘better match’, more balanced, fair, and harmonious.

Here’s the VENUS Retro blog post for an in-depth read.

 

The LIBRA New Moon on Oct 8

After exposing interconnected present Astro Weather and how it shows up in current societal events let’s see what the LIBRA New Moon on Oct 8 brings:

Mid-LIBRA has an AQ undertone – meaning:
Themes of balance, right relationship, fairness, and justice take on a societal dimension.
…as we have seen in a massive way in the agonizing scandal round the U.S. Supreme Court nomination over the last weeks.


The New Moon will be at 8:47 pm PDT tomorrow Oct 8, 2018.

Let’s take a look at the LIBRA New Moon chart:

So yeah, there it is – a cosmic pattern with a few sharp squares, and two ‘strange’ quincunxes between LI and PI:

  • The LIBRA New Moon in square with PLUTO in CAP (exact Oct 9 / 12):
    Balance, fairness, and right relationship on interpersonal and societal levels with All Our Relations comes up against old anachronistic abusive / disrespectful structures that are on their way out yet still trying to assert themselves while they ‘die hard’.
    Personally, realizing how much in relationships is about control – how can this change?
    Being in our natural Power Core in the midst of Change brings us into Balance.
  • VENUS retro in SCO in square with MARS (next to LILITH) in AQ (exact Oct 10):
    Battle of the sexes? How do we relate better to each other from / to the Inner Masculine and Feminine, rather than via conflict and sexual release?
    Processing old issues round sex, emotional intimacy, deeply buried emotions is ON now, while we’re moved to be in freedom – our true nature.
  • Quincunx from MERCURY late LI to CHIRON retro late PI (exact Oct 9):
    Where there’s good understanding we can communicate about our vulnerabilities.
    Hmm, at court this might be difficult…
  • Quincunx from the New Moon in LI to NEPTUNE retro in PI (exact Oct 7 / 8):
    Awkwardness while / hangover from trying to be polite and considerate while there’s this mess….
  • Fixed T-Square from MERCURY on the cusp into SCO (‘Tipping Point’) – will enter SCO on Oct 9 – and URANUS on the cusp of TAU (‘Settling Point’) – their opposition will be on Oct 10 – to the North Node on the cusp from CAN to LEO (‘Welcoming / Creativity Point’):
    Self Expression is welcome, even if that means we have to talk about dark / hidden / shadow stuff that might be unsettling for our ‘comfort zone’.

 

With all this tension – BALANCE is Key.

 

This morning, a wise quote from Ann Mortifee (in her book In Love with the Mystery) found me:

“BALANCE

The compulsive habit that causes us to lose ourselves in a maze of unhappiness is always with us.
It takes great vigilance to become adept enough to notice the moment we are being mesmerized by thoughts and feelings that ensnare. Every day, moment by moment, we can learn to recognize when we are being lured into identifying with life as a melodrama. This does not mean we lose our ability to feel. Rather, we gain an ability to catch ourselves before we fall. We say, “There I go again.” And the instant we become aware that we are falling, we become able to regain our balance.”

 

What does the SABIAN SYMBOL for the New Moon at 15°48′ LIBRA say?

“SCENE FOURTEEN: RECONSTRUCTION   

PHASE 196 (LIBRA 16°):
AFTER A STORM A BOAT LANDING STANDS IN NEED OF RECONSTRUCTION.

Santa Monica Pier after a Storm 2011

KEYNOTE: The need to keep in operation steady links between the vast Unconscious and the ego-consciousness.

Confrontation with broad issues of relationship and currents of energies released by man’s contact with archetypal-spiritual realities often results in temporary destruction. “Boats” normally link distant regions, or enable men to draw food from the sea (i.e. new realizations which so far existed only in the unconscious realm of the planetary Mind). They may also be used to enjoy temporary excursions and the feel of the water and the waves.
Any cultured society, however, may be wary of the danger inherent in venturing far away from the consciously defined and socially structured ways of life. Such adventures may indeed turn destructive; the points of contact between the vast Unconscious and the ego-consciousness molded by cultural assumptions and rituals may be wrecked by psychotic storms. The boat landings must then be slowly reconstructed.

This is the first stage in the fortieth five-fold sequence of cyclic phases in human experience. It brings to us vividly the realization that whatever men build in order to be able to venture away from solidly individualized and conscious bases of operation is likely to be damaged by as yet unfamiliar cosmic forces. The tenuous link between two realms constantly needs REPAIR.”

 

And may I add, Relation-ships with All Our Relations and where they can find their anchor are in need of transformation and repair.
As seen via:

  • The NEW MOON square PLUTO in CAP:
    Deep structural / systemic evolution beyond patriarchal paradigms needs to happen and is under way. E.g., disrespect for First Nations – lack of ‘meaningful consultations’ whereas the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal brought the KM pipeline to a halt. 
    Truth and Reconciliation indeed requires beyond slogans consistent repair and transformation.
    The result of this process (not the arduous effort and time it took) can be a model for similar societal required relational changes beyond ‘cultural assumptions’.
  • VENUS retro (until Nov 16) in SCO square MARS / LILITH in AQ:
    The present transformation of the Inner Feminine in all of us can reach deeply and generate a new vision and inspiring direction (JUPITER goes into SAG on Nov 8)!
  • The PISCES connection (quincunxes, see above) shows us:
    We’re all in one boat, and intrinsically inter-webbed in the relationship of Life. What we do to a part of Nature can have domino effects.
  • Speaking of First Nations, the ‘boat landings’ are almost literally symbolic for the effects of landing and first contact of the settlers with aboriginal people. Repair and restoration needed.

 

Where mid-LIBRA is in your chart…

…that’s the area of life where new seeds are being planted, where a conception happens (the YIN quality of the New Moon), and where you might feel called to set new intentions and take new pro-active steps (the YANG quality of the New Moon) for BALANCE.

 

If you have your AC, MC, SUN, MOON, or planets in LIBRA these sides and inner Archetypes of you move into a new cycle, and a new seed is planted that asks you to be in profound well balanced relatedness.

 

Mid-LIBRA in your…. House:
Invite renewed profound Balance into your…

1st House:
Self / You-as-You

2nd House:
Security, Values, Belongings, Finances

3rd House:
Environment, Learning, Extended Family

4th House:
Home / Origin / Family

5th House:
Play / Creativity / Children / Love Life

6th House:
Lifestyle, Work, Health

7th House:
Relationships with significant Others

8th House:
Deep Involvement and Sharing

9th House:
Life Path & Direction, Travel

10th House:
Career, ‘Public Relations’, Purpose

11th House:
Social Co-creation, Friendships

12th House:
Soulful Surrender to All That IS.

 

Apropos HOUSES:
If you’d like to learn and apply solid understanding of the Planets in Houses come to the 7-week Astro~Foundations course, starting Oct 15.
Here’s the FB event.

If you live at a place significantly distant from your birth place (more than 300 km away) your AC / Rising Sign & Houses change in your Relocation chart, and the New Moon also brings Newness into the area of life corresponding to the House where LIBRA is there.
You’re welcome to get in touch if you’d like to explore your geographic Astrology side.

 

Blessings for the LIBRA New Moon & Beyond!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
…via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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