Archive | November, 2018

The SUN enters SAG (Nov 22 – Dec 21): Raising Vibrations, with the Inner Heart Light

22 Nov

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Friend,

You’ve probably already seen my post for the FULL MOON in GEM – SAG this evening.

Here’s one dedicated to the SUN’s Journey through SAG this year (Nov 22 – Dec 21).

Today Nov 22 at 1:01 am PST (ha – just 1/2 hr ago), the SUN moved across the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCORPIO to SAGITTARIUS – following this year the example of grand JUPITER.

 

Refreshingly ‘Simple’ – Photo by Melanie, Nov. 2016

 

Once again in the yearly cycle, we will have burnt a lot through and off, and rise again… from the deep intense Scorpionic ‘underwater’ realm to a fiery, spirited Sagittarian sense of knowing: “We got through it, and see the picture more clearly now!”.

 

Jupiter Rules Sagittarius –
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

Always a good reminder that the Sagittarian Archer/ess pulls the arrow back to her / his HEART while / before aiming high!
With JUPITER now in SAG leading the way, we have an even deeper (coming from 13 months in SCORPIO) under-standing of why we’re moving in a certain direction, and where we’re coming from…

As we connect in Heart Consciousness (SUN in SAG) we not only rise in our own vibration but raise vibrations that affect those around us, and energetically a whole ‘field’ in an inspiring way.

If you’re a Sagittarian by SUN sign you would have had SATURN on your SUN sometime between 2015 and end of 2017,major maturation of Spirit (that’s ‘due’ every 29 years), and perhaps some karmic ‘graduation tests’ too, when it comes to trusting yourself, your intuition and knowing, being in your natural authority, and on your Path. Where are you at in that regard now?

This year (until Dec 2, 2019), mighty JUPITER is in your Solar energy field, supporting you to inspire us with your gifts in a BIG way – because you can – and believe in yourself and your Spirit connection!

Right at the beginning of SAG, on the ‘Phoenix Point’ the SUN unites with JUPITER on Nov 25 / 26 – giving us a boost of energy to Trust the Journey!
The SAG SUN will square MARS and NEPTUNE in PI on Dec 2 / 7 (which is also the day of the SAG New MOON) – Trust, Surrender, and Going with the Fun and the Flow are ON.

 

Sending Love, and Blessings of Light & Joy on your Path!
And Blessings for the Full Moon in GEM – SAG this eve – Speaking our Heart Truth!


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.

 

Come over to TREAT TIME Offers in December, to treat yourself or a Loved One to an Astro Session for the Holidays, esp. for an Outlook into the New Year!

 

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 – also available as an online participant.


Next up:
Astro New Year’s Parlour on Dec 27

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

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Cuspy Full Moon in GEM – SAG (Nov 22 / 23): Voice Your Heart Truth, and Move with it!

21 Nov

Dear Astro~News Friend in Spirit Connection,

Horse Hug – Photo by my Friend Otto Heitzer

 

That’s BIG and Exciting – and many of us have been already tuning into this Massive Energy Field:
Tomorrow Thu Nov 22, the SUN follows JUPITER over the PHOENIX Point into SAG.
Thu is JupiterDay, and it’s U.S. Thanksgiving – both SO SAG / JUPITER.
The SUN / JUPITER union will follow shortly, on Sun-Day the 25th!
Gotta LOVE the Heavens-as-on-Earth alignments….!

JUPITER since (Thu!) Nov 8 in its own realm of SAG invites us to find our Heart Truth, and generously share our Spirit and Gifts with the World.

That’s not all, because the reason for the season of the ASTRO~NEWS is the FULL MOON, happening 20 hrs after the SUN’s entry into SAG.
I.o.w., the MOON will be on the first degree of GEM when exactly full.

Both SUN and MOON will be cuspy.
Plus, 5 more Zodiac cusps are activated through the Nodes, VENUS, CHIRON, and URANUS – see below, in and under the Full Moon chart.
And, we’re moving out of the fixed holding pattern, into very mutable Zodiac field across the board – as the Full Moon chart also shows:

The Nodes are freshly out of fixed AQ – LEO, and now in CAP – CAN, MARS left AQ, and is now in PI, JUPITER came out of SCO on Nov 5, after 13 months in it, the SUN follows tomorrow, and the MOON will be out of TAU in GEM just shortly before the FULL MOON.

Bottom line, lots can get unstuck now, shifting and moving, onward and upward!

…just after this almost-Full Moon that’s been very strongly fixed in TAU yesterday and today Nov 20 / 21 – bringing the deep SCO season to a ‘harvesting’ completion.
And showing us where our desires or aversions can turn into attachment that causes suffering to ourselves and others (as the Buddha teaches too…) and needs to be processed for the sake of all.


The MOON will be still in TAU for most of tomorrow Nov 22 before she ‘grows wings’ in GEM at 8:10 pm PST, just 1 1/2 hrs before the FULL MOON at 9:39 pm PST.

The early GEMINI energy has also an Alchemy flavour:

  • How does the (TAUREAN) ‘food’ (intake on all levels) ‘taste and smell’, and what’s been ‘cooking’?
  • Which fragrances do we move toward now?
  • What’s the ‘fragrance’ and what are the ‘sounds’ (literally / symbolically) that are being released through the process we’ve been in?
  • Making sounds and breathing into what’s been going on, perhaps breathing new life into what’s been stagnant and stuck can be helpful instinctual bodily and symbolic movements.
  • What are the messages and signals (GEM) of the body (TAU) we’re receiving and giving off?
  • What’s been stagnant and stuck, or ‘fermenting’ and come to fruition to find a voice now?
  • What’s growing wings now, and ready to take flight?

 


Here’s the Yin-Yang Phoenix – on top of the allegoric Gemini painting by Johfra Bosschart. 
You’ve seen it before – maybe in a new light now (under MERCURY in SAG, and in the context of the GEM – SAG Full Moon).

More and more people have found their Twin (GEM) Flame (SAG) – a theme that’s also related to this Full Moon – which may heighten the chances to connect – or re-connect (under MERCURY – ruler of GEM – now retro in SAG), if the flame is (re-)ignited through certain signals (or maybe a secret Soul Code).

 

Time to FREE things up – and see them in a new LIGHT.

  • Maybe by rising above the ‘creepy-crawly’ dimension we’ve been stuck in, burning off what doesn’t serve anymore and has fulfilled its purpose – esp. when we look at it clearly, and notice the space between us and ‘it’.
  • Maybe by honouring the dark, ‘hiding’, and holding places we’ve been in, taking us deeper than we might have chosen, but importantly so.

What helps us shift from ‘being in the dark’ to moving forward, and trusting the Journey that Life is?
What is it that ignites the Heart and Spirit in these seasonably darkest times (in our Northern hemisphere)? 
What can we trust, and move forward and through the dark days with?

 

Jupiter Rules Sagittarius –Painting by Johfra Bosschart

The SAG Hermit carries his Soul light lantern – always shedding light on the path right in front of him…
Reminds me of a quote:

“Qu: How do I know whether I’m on the right path?
A: Just look down where your feet are.”
(must have been coined by a SAG – CAP person…. ).

The SAG Centaur (according to a mythological story the transcended ‘Wounded Healer’ CHIRON) is the embodied connection of Animal (an animal with a Big Heart that-is!) with Conscious Human, shooting the arrow ignited / fueled by Zeus’s (JUPITER’s) thunderbolt to the Heavens. 
Animal – Human – Divine, in ONE.

A simple formula / reminder for the SAG Spirit.
The inner Heart Fire is the Divine Ignition, that carries us forward, and our Spirit into the World….
Maybe – quite often actually – the result / in the context of what’s called a ‘Healing Journey’
(which may continue… it doesn’t need to have a destination).

 

Let’s take a look at the FULL MOON chart!

The MOON will be culminating in her Fullness at 9:39 pm PST tomorrow Nov 22 (12:39 am EST on Nov 23).

See the SUN / JUPITER alignment on the ‘Phoenix Point’ in early SAG? 
The two biggest bodies of the Solar System aligned in that area of the heavens – what a gravitation! Where you see the SUN these days is also JUPITER.

It’ll takes the SUN 3 days after the Full Moon to catch up with and pass JUPITER (on Nov 25 / 26). 
From then on JUPITER will rise again before the SUN (call it ‘New JUPITER‘). We won’t see JUPITER in the early morning for a while yet, though.
Yet, it’s a Solar initiation of JUPITER into SAG – in case you haven’t noticed the ‘Phoenix’ / SAG energy so strongly yet in the last weeks.
May we rise in Spirit, Heart guided and with clear seeing!

Not far from SUN / JUPITER:
MERCURY, now retro a bit further in early SAG, is being in this first half of M-r ‘lassoed in’, to meet and go behind the SUN next Tue Nov 27 = ‘Day of Enlightened Insight’ aka ‘New MERCURY‘.

The first half of M-r (since Nov 16) a.k.a. Epimethean phase can (esp. in SAG) bring out ‘old and told stories and beliefs’ which are coming to the forefront of the mind – only for us to acknowledge them for what they’ve meant, and how they might have made sense in the context of the past.
But we’re outgrowing them, inevitably, as we’re finding deep Inner Truth and Freedom.

I.o.w., so much Phoenix Rebirth Energy nowadays… 
When you feel stuck in the ‘Labour’ or ‘Birth Canal’ of it trust the process. This too shall move!
And with the consciousness of the Old we can’t quite perceive of the new and lighter yet. It’ll look differently on the other side.

 

What’s with all the Zodiac Cusps being activated?

 

  • The PHOENIX Point – as of tomorrow on the SAG side! – , with the SUN (enters SAG on Nov 22 at 1:01 am PST), JUPITER, and MERCURY retro.
    Shifts with the ‘New JUPITER’ and ‘New MERCURY’ over the next week, as in:
    Rebirth of Spirit, and of a clear seeing Heart-Mind.

    MERCURY retro will go again over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into late SCO from Dec 1 – 12, to dive into deeper motives and magical zones (SCO) that inspire us (SAG).

 

  • The South Node is now at the end of CAP, while the North Node is at the end of CAN. 

    The Nodal Axis shifted recently, on Nov 16
    , with the Lunar South Node (SN) on the CAP / AQ ‘Society/ System / Witnessing Point’ (aka ‘Prometheus Point’= the Rebel / Innovator bringing the Fire of Freedom to Humanity, another story….) and Lunar North Node (NN) on the ‘Creativity Point’ (CAN / LEO).

    The ‘air can get thin’, and it can get icy, cold, and lonely, on top of the mountain where we understand and witness…

    We’ve reached an imbalance of overly ‘watching / witnessing’ (AQ / CAP) – perhaps immature narcissistic ‘drama queens and drama kings’ playing out their unresolved childhood stuff (CAN / LEO), and giving them / this stuff energy through attention while getting drained – and it gets old. This imbalance needs to shift.
    Otherwise not-so-great CAP effects
    (feeling heavy, burdened, depressed, judgmental, resentful…) can easily kick in – symptoms showing something’s out of balance.

    How about stepping away, and unplugging from this position (should you have put yourself into it), incl. the over-engagement with watching other people in a way that’s ‘sensationally’ tempting but drains your energy?
    Social media doesn’t help / is part of the problem, esp. if it’s a substitute that replaces social engagement with real people in a lonely ‘plugged-in modern world’ that just reinforces the system.

    And how about instead – with the freed-up energy – playing and being creative (CAN – LEO NN) like / with the Inner Child?!
    And dancing as if nobody or everybody watches (what’s the difference – if you’re childlike?)?
    Because you can, and because you care. Because taking care of your needs gives you new energy you can bring into the picture with others.
    Yep, a fresh cuspy shift right there.

 

  • MARS is now freshly in early PISCES (Nov 15 – Dec 31) encourages us to go with the flow, surf the cosmic waves, adapt to the energies that come up, ride them out, and channel ‘action’ into release, relax, and letting go….
    Ha, esp. in the Holiday craze – excellent antidote to otherwise Piscean ‘Tsunami’ overwhelm – beware of that one, take it easy, and be in the flow.

 

  • CHIRON presently retro is in late PISCES – moved back over the ‘Emergence Point’ from ARIES where it’s been since mid-April until end of Sept, and is now back in late PI until Feb 18, 2019. A ‘CHIRON-ic Immersion’ for its last phase in PI (where it’s been since 2010 / 2011).
    CHIRON will go out of retro on Dec 8 – a stationary focal point in the first half of Dec, pointing us to what the oceanic immersive, reconnective, and regenerative ‘Medicine’ is for / in us that changes our vibration and helps with a fresh genuine presence.
    Remember, CHIRON in ARIES offers the Medicine of being the Authentic YOU.

 

  • URANUS retro is also backtracking nowadays, for one more phase at the end of ARIES where it’s been since 2011.
    URANUS has already ‘shaken up’ and awakened TAURUS (doing its job as the Archetype of the Awakener) as in: Us Earthlings, in relation to Mother Earth, and to our sensate body, mid-2018.
    URANUS on the TAU side of the ‘Settling Point’ has been obviously rather un-settling, yet helping us be free from dullness, stagnation, comfort traps, attachment, complacency, and for a new way of embodying Spirit.
    Now back in ARIES, URANUS brings fresh Spirit of experimentation to how we show up.
    Just do it, says ARIES, and be alive, new, and in the NOW.
    URANUS will go out of retro = direct again on Jan 6, the day after the CAP New MOON / a Partial Solar Eclipse, on Jan 5.
    Hence end of Dec to mid-Jan will be quite Uranian, bringing wake-up calls and paradigm shifts.

 

  • VENUS in late LIBRA – post her retro journey in Fall, and now re-newed as the ‘Morning Star’ Goddess / Divine Feminine – helps us choose, and engage relationally (LIBRA), based on our intrinsic values.
    VENUS will once again on Dec 2
     (already happened this Fall, due to her retro journey) dive over the ‘Tipping Point’ cusp into SCO where she’ll dwell until Jan 7 / 8.
    So yeah, make a choice that’s a good match and don’t be afraid of the magic and change it brings.
    VENUS on the ‘Tipping Point’ will oppose URANUS on the ‘Settling Point’ once again (# 3 of 3) on Fri (VenusDay!) Nov 30.
    The freedom of choice…

 

  • The FULL MOON on the TAU – GEM cusp which I call ‘BodyTalk Point’ or ‘Voice Point’ calls us to respond to the messages and signals of the body, and give a voice to what’s been ‘sitting there’.
    Asking good questions helps….
    As does following the Path of the Heart that SAG points us to so strongly now…

 

 

Sending Love, Light, and Joy – on your Path, and in the Cosmic Dance!
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.

 

Come over to TREAT TIME Offers in December, to treat yourself or a Loved One to an Astro Session for the Holidays, esp. for an Outlook into the New Year!

 

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 – also available as an online participant.


Next up:
Astro New Year’s Parlour on Dec 27

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

 

 

The Lunar Nodes moved into CAP (SN) – CANCER (NN) (Nov 16, 2018 – June 5, 2020): Because we Care!

17 Nov

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Reader, in the Star Family!

Another major shift (besides JUPITER entering SAG on Nov 8, MARS entering PI on Nov 15, VENUS going out of retro on Nov 16, and MERCURY going retro also on Nov 16!) occurs this magical month of November:

The Lunar Nodes just moved from AQ (South Node) – LEO (North Node) into CAP (SN) – CANCER (NN) – they always go retro in the Zodiac.

 

 

Lunar Nodes 101 – and their Transits

Lunar South Node Glyph

Lunar North Node Glyph

Unlike most Astrologers, I consider the Transits of the Nodes significant.
Why?
When New Moons and Full Moons (twice a year) are close to the Nodal Axis we experience Eclipses (alignments of SUN, MOON, Earth, and Lunar Nodes) which of course affect Planet Earth and Earth Beings a lot, as we know. Not only in these ‘highlight times’ (or ‘light switchers’ of the solar or lunar reflected sunlight) do the Nodes come in… but throughout their path in the Zodiac, esp. when in contact with our astrological signatures.
They do activate us, in our Soul potential. The Nodes are ‘Karmic Pathways’, after all.

They travel in the Zodiac in an 18 1/2 year cycle.
Which means, we have our Nodal Returns at ages 18 – 19, 36 – 37, 54 – 55, 72 – 73, and 90 – 91.


If you’re just coming up to these age groups your Nodal Pathway is probably also in CAP – CAN
(in doubt, I can look it up for you).
Your original / Life themes come back to remind you about what calls you into balance – so that you don’t get drained and ‘add more karma’ (if you keep going to / with the SN), and rather support what’s nurturing and life sustaining (by engaging in the NN) – for You and All! ♥

The SOUTH NODE (SN) – aka ‘Dragon’s Tail’ in Chinese Astrology – which is in CAP for the next 1 1/2 years – is where energy needs to be digested and eliminated.
The NORTH NODE (NN) – aka ‘Dragon’s Mouth’ is where fresh cosmic energy is available to be taken in.
It’s not a ‘black and white’ / ‘good and bad’ theme with the Nodes, rather an awareness of imbalance and of correcting that.

 

What are the NODES in CAP – CANCER about?

* Releasing the CAP shadow (which is already showing up with PLUTO and SATURN, both now in CAP too – more about it below):

  • Prioritizing productivity, status, and ‘success’, at the expense of Nature and Mother Earth.
  • A linear, hierarchically separative, controlling ‘order’ that disrespects Natural Laws.
  • All types of exploitation and abuse, incl. self abuse via never having / making enough time / running out of time – by setting priorities that aren’t in alignment with what matters most – LIFE.


* Feeding and nurturing our compassionate, motherly, caring and protective CANCERian qualities: 

  • What, who, which Beings need our caring presence now?
  • Could be yourself (it’s gotta start with YOU!), and could me Mother Earth. 
  • Gentle Lunar / Mary / Kuan Yin and Fierce Kali / Durga Mother Goddess (CAN) energies can be invoked to support and supply us with the energy to show our care (CAN) and to do what we’re ‘built for’ at this critical Time (CAP).
  • Finding our Way HOME…

 

Timeless Ocean – Photo by Melanie, Nov 2018

 

Examples for the contrasting Dynamic between the draining CAP SN qualities, and the CANCER NN orientation…

…to keep an eye on, and balance towards the Cancerian side while processing the CAP shadow.
JUPITER now in SAG helps with awareness that can shift the societal / public (im)balance, and brings new heart focused orientation.

The (CAP) solidified Rock / mountain – (CAN) Fresh water, wells, and the Ocean.
The Empire – The People, tribes, families, mothers & children.
Secured, protected, defended, guarded – safe and taken care of.
Patriarchy and capitalism / the boss – matriarchy / mom / grandmother is respected.
Patronizing – Mothering.
The Pyramid / hierarchy (with elites / privileges) – Everyone’s welcome in the circle.
Rules, regulations, reward / punishment system – Compassion and care.
Harsh, disciplined, “no excuse” – Taking care of needs, listening to feelings.
Construction, infrastructure, and buildings – Homes.
Business Success – at the expense of nurturing, caring qualities.
Extraction and exploitation of resources – Taking care of Mother Earth.
Colonial claiming and overusing – Culinary feeding of the kids.
Constructing artificial (time / resource) scarcity – Nature provides. Living cyclically.
Commodification of Nature into objects – Embracing and loving the Earth.
Converting Life into money – Giving birth, giving Life.
Divide and rule, organize society – Taking care of one another.
I got the resources to do it – But it doesn’t feel good.
Working the system – Being playful and creative.
Being jaded – Being like a child again.
Time is $, quantity / running after / running out of / artificial scarcity – Time is organic and fluid.
Scheduling and optimizing – Going with the flow.
Guilt and fear – Feeling safe and open.

The CAP shadow is obviously already happening, via PLUTO (since 2009) and SATURN (since Dec 2017) in CAP – showing up intensely, extremely, and destructively (PLUTO) and for real and in structural and leadership issues (SATURN), to be transformed on deep levels (PLUTO) and seriously worked on (SATURN) – to come to a place of “Been there, done that, can’t continue.” (CAP).

 

‘Dragon Dance’ of the South Node with PLUTO & SATURN in 2019

The Lunar South Node (SN) in CAP will connect with PLUTO in March / April 2019 (round 23º CAP – PLUTO will be stationary / move very slowly round 23º CAP in Apr, going retro on Apr 24), and with SATURN for even 6 months(!), from Apr to Sept 2019 (between 20º and 14º CAP, since SATURN will be stationary at 20º31′ CAP in Apr / May, going retro on Apr 29, and again stationary at 13º55′ CAP in Sept, going direct on Sept 18).

SATURN and PLUTO will be in close encounter in Apr / May 2019.
Their exact alignment will be on Jan 12, 2020.

Together with the South Node, that’s a massive pointer to process and ‘digest out of the system’ the draining and destructive CAP shadow of hierarchical top-down control, systemic (and individual) exploitation, abuse, waste of time, energy, and resources on what doesn’t matter most, creates separation, mostly serves the elite, and destroys the Earth.

The World would (and CAN) be a better place if we don’t feed more into that greedy corporate / military-industrial monster dragon, and feed the true needs of humans and all beings on our precious Mother Earth.

As Mahatma Gandhi said:
“There is enough on Earth for everybody’s need, but not enough for everybody’s greed.”

When we change our orientation towards true needs and human connection (CAN), natural laws and a healthier purpose (CAP) emerge, and are truly satisfying to build with the Human Family, and to build for a future of the Next 7 Generations…

That would be a balance / correction suggestion I’d love to see and subscribe to.

 

Lunar Nodes in CAP – CAN (Nov 16, 2018 – June 2, 2020) and Upcoming Eclipses during that phase

Yes, the Nodes tie into the Eclipses – an SoLunar concentration of the Nodal theme – either as a release (SN / Release Eclipses) or as a new beginning (NN / Seed Eclipses).
Here’s a brief overview of the upcoming Eclipse with the Nodes in CAP – CAN:

JAN 5 / 6, 2019
Partial Solar Eclipse / New Moon in mid-CAP (with the SN)

JAN 20 / 21, 2019
Total Lunar Eclipse / Full Moon on the CAN / LEO (Moon / NN) – CAP / AQ (Sun / SN) cusp 

JULY 2, 2019
Total Solar Eclipse / New Moon in mid-CAN (with the NN)

JULY 16, 2019
Partial Lunar Eclipse / Full Moon end of CAP (Moon / SN) – CAN (Sun / NN)

DEC 26, 2019
Annular Solar Eclipse / New Moon in early CAP (with the SN)

JAN 10 / 11, 2020
Partial Lunar Eclipse / Full Moon in mid-CAN (Moon / NN) – mid-CAP (Sun / SN)

These ‘Eclipse Season’ months, starting in Jan 2019 will peak in bringing up the notion for an energy release of the CAP shadow, and an energy flow towards CANCER in the next 1 1/2 years.

If your birthday is close to those dates, the Eclipses will definitely be significant for you. 
Of course, also if your MOON, AC, or Planets are close to the Eclipse points. 
Which brings us to…

 

The Lunar Nodes in CAP – CAN and YOU

If YOU have SUN, MOON, PLANETS, or AC in CAP and / or CANCER…
…this one’s for YOU! 
Can you feel it?

For ALL of US:
In the areas of Life related to where CAP – CAN is in our charts (esp. Houses wise) we are invited to source Feminine Nurturing Qualities (CAN), show our Care, and notice how natural Priorities and Purpose (CAP) follow.

B.t.w., CANCER, ruled by the MOON is in countries (esp. the Cancerian ones like Canada and the U.S.) related to The People, while CAP, ruled by SATURN (which IS now in CAP) is associated with the Government.
I.o.w., the People need to step up for what matters most – because we CARE.

 

Sending Love, Light, and Compassion – we’re all in this Cosmic Dance!
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.

 

Stay tuned for TREAT TIME Offers in December, for the Holidays & New Year!
It will appear as an event & offer on my FB page Astrology for Self Realization.
Check in there / get notified.

 

 

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!

 

 

REgenerated Inner Love Goddess – ‘New VENUS’ in LIBRA (retro since Oct 5, going direct Nov 16) now Rising as the ‘Morning Star’

15 Nov

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

It’s also all about VENUS!
‘She’s naturally at home’ in fair LIBRA – where she’s back now.
‘She’s’ come a long way lately…

VENUS started her transformational retro & (initially SCORPIOnic) underworld journey on Fri (VENUSday!) Oct 5 when the U.S. Supreme Court nomination and sexual assault allegations thrill culminated.

With VENUS retro until Fri / VENUSday Nov 16, a transformation of the Inner Feminine has been occurring.
We’ve faced old painful / uncomfortable / repressed / in-the-closet / shamed / sexually related themes around the Feminine resulting in imbalanced and abusive relationship patterns that need to be processed, so that we come as women and men to a new place of empowerment from within – from which we naturally engage in and cultivate right relationship.

On yet another Friday (VENUSday), Oct 26, ‘she’ aligned half-way in ‘her’ retro phase with the SUN. A ‘New VENUS’ has been born since then. 

The ‘New VENUS’ re-entered her LIBRAn domain on Oct 31 and is rising as the ‘Morning Star again since then too – supporting new conscious choices that are a ‘better match’, more balanced, fair, and harmonious.
And hey, with VENUS retro in LIBRA, marry yourself first!

Now with the ‘New VENUS’
we’re tapping more easily (you too?) into the ‘Morning Star’ quality, meaning: we come from our own solid Self Love and Self Value first before choosing to engage with others.

The Phoenix Alchemy New MOON in SCO on Nov 7 helped with planting new seeds of transformation – may they sprout as VENUS will re-enter SCO regenerated on Dec 2 (or before)!
Transformed Love Goddess re-emerging!

Here’s the original VENUS Retro blog post if you’d like to re-view.

 

VENUSian Blessings, Light & 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.

 

Stay tuned for TREAT TIME Offers in December, for the Holidays & New Year!
It will appear as an event & offer on my FB page Astrology for Self Realization.
Check in there / get notified.

 

 

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!

 

 

MARS in PISCES (Nov 15 – Dec 31) – Surfing the Cosmic Waves!

14 Nov

Hi Cosmo-Terrestrial Surfers,

Sensing it?
MARS will
 (YES, it will!) leave AQ where it’s been basically forever (well, since the TAU New MOON on May 15!) due to its retro phase this Summer (which took MARS slightly back into CAP).

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot Card Man of Cups – Surfer. Photo by Melanie

 

Loving the picture on the Voyager Tarot card Man of Cups – Surfer that I chose for MARS in PISCES.
It also contains a blossoming Horse cornucopia (so JUPITER in SAG) – symbolizing the exhilarating, ecstatic joy MARS in PISCES can engender. 

 

Has the Inner Masculine been re-calibrated in your Life under the Summer of MARS Retro (and the Retro Record Summer)?

Also reflected in your relationships with men in your life if you’re on the feminine side of the spectrum…?
Which kind of masculine energy shows up in your life and through you, and how has that changed since the Summer?
How are Men in Society (MARS in AQ) changing? 
Well, they are, as the Times they are a-changing, the CAP Patriarchy looses its power, and forces of Transformation sweep up the shadow and regenerate it.

MARS will enter PISCES tomorrow Nov 15 where it’ll be exactly until the last day of the year, Dec 31 – on the last degree of the Zodiac, before entering freshly into the New Year in ARIES. Nice natural alignment job, Mr. MARS!

The Piscean MARS isn’t so much into fighting, rather into chilling, relaxing, connecting, dancing, surfing, and the ‘pursuit’ of all things spiritual and transcendental including altered states – pursuit is an oxymoron here of course since it’s rather about rolling with it (PISCES is always so paradoxical, there we have it again…). It all comes together when MARS meets NEPTUNE on Dec 7.

 

Neptunian ‘Portrait’ by NASA’s Hubble – Doesn’t it look tie dyed? 🙂

Which Transit combos are up with MARS in PI?

Nov 15 / 16
The freshly immersed PISCES MOON meets MARS – an Initiation into Being…
Oh yeah, we’re also in the MERCURY ‘storm’ mode, going retro on Nov 16, plus VENUS turns from retro to direct, and the Nodes shift into CAP – CANCER – all on the 16th!

The PISCES MOON vibe rolls out through Saturday.

Enjoy the music, groove through the evening, chill-ax, nap as needed, swim, float, be ok with the comings and goings and impermanence of things (like water through your fingers or a beautiful piano piece…) and follow the flow of natural energy, as we’re in the heart of the ‘dark season’…
No need to ‘go by the plan’, rather be flexible and see what the World shows you!
Be gentle and caring! What really are your needs?


One thing I love about being aware of the Astro sphere is to know “it’s the weather” when I could take things personally – no need to ‘pick those vibes up’ and
identify with them – quite freeing… and being able to consciously channel the energy into what would be a good fit for it.

 

Nov 19
MARS freshly in PI squares JUPITER freshly in SAG!
Adventure Calling. What moves you? Be ok with the Unknown!

 

Nov 26
MERCURY retro in SAG – just about to meet the SUN – squares MARS in PI.
Be fluid, ‘step into liquid’ (title of a surfer movie), and ride the Heart Waves of Love…
While the Mind takes a back seat, just helps to connect the dots, and smiles at synchronicities and magic that couldn’t have humanly possibly been ‘created’.

Capricorn the Sea Goat – did you know?

 

Nov 27
MARS in PI sextile SATURN in CAP.
Good to get some footing again in this whole fluidity ‘spiel’ where we could also get lost…
I.o.w., chopping wood & carrying water – the ‘simple and ordinary things in life’ is where the Ground of Being can be found.

 

Dec 7
The central aspect of MARS in PI – its meeting with NEPTUNE.
It’s also the day before CHIRON in late PI goes from retro to direct.
This mix vibe is on in the first half of December, and calls for relax and adaptable, unattached ‘rolling with things’ – surfing what-IS can be very therapeutic.
Ha, esp. in pre-Christmas times that can paradoxically get so hectic. Brings us back into the Spirit.

 

Dec 13 – 15
…will be another very PISCEAN 3-day phase, with the MOON, NEPTUNE, MARS, and CHIRON in the oceanic energy field.
Just BE.

 

Dec 16
MARS in PI sextile PLUTO in CAP.
More ‘footing’, on a deep Soul level if you will.
Bring the flow into the core of yourself – or maybe re-discover it there.

 

Dec 28 / 29
Rolling out the year and the MARS in PI season as MARS connects with CHIRON.
Now we know how to go for what’s the Medicine (or perhaps to let go of other things that are in the way).

 

Dec 31
MARS emerges out of the Piscean Waters freshly into its ARIES domain to start the New Year with renewed energy and zest.

Lots going on in the first week of the New Year 2019, incl. a Solar Eclipse New Moon on Jan 5!

We better relax before! 😉

 

Your Piscean Sides (AC, SUN, MOON, Planets, Nodes)…

…get activated by MARS over the next weeks:
If they’ve been for a long time in the ‘background’ or rather passive MARS gives it a boost, to go for what you want – or rather what the Universe wants you to do and show up as.
The area of life related to the House PISCES is in your chart also gets activated to come alive.

If you have a hunch this could be YOU we could check in in a private session, for MARS awareness-in-action.

 

 

So that’s it from my side.
Ride the Cosmic Waves of Regeneration – and on-going Blessings for the Rising Phoenix!

Light & 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.

 

Stay tuned for TREAT TIME Offers in December, for the Holidays & New Year!
It will appear as an event & offer on my FB page Astrology for Self Realization.
Check in there / get notified.

 

 

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!

 

 

Deep Inner Truth & Freedom – MERCURY Retro Nov 16 – Dec 6, on the ‘Phoenix Point’: Cosmic RE-lief & Seasonal Toolkit

10 Nov

Hello Astro Attuned Friend,

Woohoo!
JUPITER has Risen in SAG like a PHOENIX – just two days ago, on Nov 8, and we’re already seeing (moi, friends and clients have been sharing this) thus far ‘stuck’ / ‘in the dark’ things and ‘stories’ in a new, broader way, and freeing light.
Do you find that too?

 

Image Credit: Pexels – free stock photos

MERCURY crossed over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG on Oct 30 – the day after its 1st meeting with JUPITER at the ‘tail end’ of SCO on Oct 29!

What’s the deeper Truth that can be seen and voiced now?
What’s the Magic and Mystery, yet also Mix-ups that are showing up now on your mental-and-beyond radar?
Lots of mercurial fluttering…

Both JUPITER (moved into SAG on Nov 8) and MERCURY sit on the ‘Phoenix Point’ this Fall!
Big Rising and REsurrecting Energy!

 

The MERCURial Messenger has already considerably slowed down as it reaches its next U-turn, into the upcoming retro phase from Nov 16 to Dec 6.

MERCURY will go back from SAG into SCO on Dec 1, and forward into SAG again in direct motion on Dec 12.

A triple PHOENIX (or shall I say: Butterfly Effect…) activation dance of MERCURY with JUPITER on the ‘PHOENIX Point’ – between Hallowe’en and Winter Solstice!

Looks calendar wise like this:

 
Oct 29:
MERCURY met JUPITER (# 1) on the ‘tail end’ of SCO.

Oct 30:
MERCURY direct crossed over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG.

Nov 16:
MERCURY goes retro.

Nov 27:
The ‘New MERCURY’ in early SAG (after having passed the SUN half-way on its retro journey) meets JUPITER (# 2).

Dec 1:
MERCURY retro goes back over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SCO.

Dec 6:
MERCURY goes direct again.

Dec 12:
MERCURY goes again over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG.

Dec 21:
MERCURY in SAG meets JUPITER (# 3) – in the last hours of SAG – before Winter Solstice.

Now that’s a big (with JUPITER) and re-curring (triple / retro) theme of processing hidden thoughts, feelings, ‘secrets’, information, and bringing their messages to the light.
I wouldn’t be surprised if big revealing news would come out on the world stage.


The U.S. mid term elections bringing a shift in the House of Representatives, and the refreshing election precedents of ‘minority’ representatives and more women, reflecting:
Who used to be repressed comes to power in these transformational times, where ‘systems’ are changing (South Node in on the  AQ – CAP cusp, with the SCO ruler PLUTO doing its transformational evolution in CAP).
Plus: we’re in VENUS retro now returning as the ‘Morning Star’, bringing in a New Dawn of the Feminine.
All so hopeful and inspiring (the MOON joined JUPITER in SAG on Nov 8)!

The Feminine and Forces of / on behalf of Mother Earth are a-Rising.

 

In our personal lives, the back-and-forth of MERCURY over the ‘Phoenix Point’ touching on JUPITER 3 times is a golden opportunity (JUPITER) to dig into hidden, subconscious, undigested mental (MERCURY) realms, perhaps journal about your deep and ‘uncomfortable’ emotions (SCO), and let the the process roll through to see where it wants to ‘rise’ (SAG). New understanding, and gratitude can come from it – and perhaps also inspiring stories.

Speaking from a processed place is also much freer, and more powerful.
What’s the deeper Truth that can be seen and voiced?
Where can you tune into trusting and freeing communication?
Where can the Journey go now?

 

Hermetic Staff of Healing AA Raphael

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

11/11 being connected to the angelic realms and a double digit master number also tells us (if you resonate) that slowly flying / hovering winged messengers might also be angelic ones who can be invoked. Blessings for the upcoming double-winged 11 / 11 date!

 

MERCURY’s Dance with other Planets 

MERCURY will have hardly any exact aspects to other Planets while in retro – looks like it’s not such a ‘tricky challenge’ this time, rather a welcome backtracking to the Heart-Mind.
A matter of attitude…

Unless – we get ‘entangled’ in the NEPTUNian net… because:

The one transit that ‘silently’ dominates the 1st half of M-r (will be almost exact on the day of MERCURY going retro, Nov 16 – just barely by a few minutes escaping exactitude, yet in effect from the start of the ‘storm’ on 11/11 until the ‘New Mercury’ on Nov 27):
Stationary MERCURY in mid-SAG is effectively in mutable square with stationary NEPTUNE (going out of retro on Nov 24) in mid-PISCES mid to end of Nov.


Being in a mental blahhh mode? Aimlessly drifting?
Having the weirdest yet very revealing dreams?

Tapping into mystery and serendipity as you surf the multi-D waves of interconnectedness…?
Let the interdimensional messenger retrieve messages in a bottle washed up from your personal or the collective unconscious!
And: Learn Surfing. Ride the Waves.
More about that below… 😉

On Nov 26, MERCURY retro in SAG goes into exact square with MARS, by then also 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 trio alignment of MERCURY / SUN / JUPITER, all in early SAG!
Cultivating Trust, Gratitude, Generosity, Heart-Knowing (that can’t be argued with), Intuition, and Fun.

From that time on, it looks like a fun ride with the ‘New MERCURY’:

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.
Call it 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.

 

That’s the short version of this MERCURY Retro story.
If you want to dig deeper, and go with the full menu, keep on reading:

 

Going with MERCURY retro…

Technology, traffic / transport and communication glitches (or surprises!) sneaking in again lately?
No way? Are you telling me…..?
YEP, the inevitable is happening again:

Mercury doing its retro somersaults again…

Another MERCURY Retro phase is coming UP, and already gearing UP!
In SAG – SCO (over the ‘Phoenix Point’) this time (from 13°29′ SAG back to 27°16′ SCO), from Nov 16 – Dec 6.

Wow, this M-r starts just 1° off the U.S. Ascendant (which is at 12°12′ SAG)! –
I bet there’ll be effects for the States – quite possibly relating to re-opening investigations (SCO) if new information comes out that changes the picture (M-r in SAG).

M-r happens in the same Element for one year, in 2018 (mostly) in FIRE.
The last phase was all in LEO (July 25 – Aug 18).

The Element sequence goes backward in the Zodiac, and 2019 M-r will be in the WATER signs PI, CAN and SCO.

Those of you who’ve read my MERCURY retro support REport (or even advocacy) over the years know:
M-r isn’t necessarily ‘BAD’ news.
And hey – perhaps an overdue and cosmically well timed adjustment!

In a nutshell, with M-r, the Archetype of the MIND is being adjusted, while temporarily operating differently / ‘unusually’, and tuned-up into a ‘New MERCURY’ (hey, what’s that???).


Have you noticed?
We’re already in the build-up (or rather: slow-down) phase!
Our good old messenger / trickster friend MERCURY has since Oct 29 been in the pre-retro ‘shadow’
(i.o.w., crossed the 27° SCO mark from which it will go direct again on Dec 6).

From 11 / 11 on, MERCURY will be in stationary (very slowly moving) ‘U-turn storm’. 

Next week, on Nov 16, MERCURY will start its seasonal retro loop which goes technically until Dec 6 (yep, before the Christmas ‘rush’ yet over U.S. Thanksgiving), and rolls out completely until Christmas.
Take it easy on a busy Holiday back and fro, overspending and over-extending (SAG), and on getting wrapped up in planning ‘loops’ that are directed by mental overdrive. It’s a good time to go on a RE-treat and regeneration, a la SAG – SCO.

 

As MERCURY goes retro in SAG the energy turns inward-backward to RE-connect with and from the Heart – rather than ‘shooting ego arrows’ of righteousness and propaganda…

Everything SAG – SCO is brought to conscious awareness, to be questioned, so that instead of the mind running the show it can go on the back seat again:

  • Don’t believe everything you think.
  • …never mind all the propaganda and manipulation out there…
  • A great time to check in, re: hidden (SCO) agenda (SAG) that might have been overlooked or not deeply enough addressed (our own and publicly).
  • Be mindful of expectations and assumptions – theirs and yours.
  • Certain discussions (or self talk) turn easily dogmatic where inspiration and heart connection are absent?: Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?
  • Be open to find / be found by ‘hidden treasures’ – perhaps quite magically so, under this M-r.
  • Trust your visceral gut sense (SCO) and intuition (SAG). 
  • What’s the deep(er) Heart Truth about what you ‘thought you know’?

 

M-r in SAG is great to re-connect with Inner Wisdom, Guidance from within, and Self Understanding.

Here’s a beautiful very apt quote (not only) for this M-r mostly in SAG, by Ann Mortifee’s (from her book In Love With the Mystery) that found me ‘randomly’ this morning:

“LISTEN FOR THE GUIDANCE
The world speaks to us in signs and signals. The guidance may come through the words of a friend, an event, a hunch, a dream or in some other way. It is our inner Self that must interpret the information that comes. Often we take our cues from the external world without enough inner reflection. Go inward. Find the center. Feel the truth vibrating there. Listen for the guidance that always comes.”

 

What’s Special about this MERCURY Retro in SAG – SCO?

The SAG motto (ruled by JUPITER – which just entered SAG on Nov 8) motto is: “I trust.”

SAG is the energy before Winter Solstice where we cultivate Trust in the Light returning… by lighting candles, celebrating, raising cheer, telling stories, giving gifts…

SAG is not only the energy of Santa (yep, that perhaps too in pop culture) but more timelessly, of the Benevolent Overseer, Happy & Jolly, Generous Giving & Living, Forever Young and Always Free Wheeling Nomad and World Traveler, Pilgrim, Gypsy, Visionary, Priest/ess, Philosopher-Teacher, Inspiring and Wise Story Teller, Truth Sayer, Wanderer and Wonder-er.

Shadow expressions of SAG (coming out of and going back into SCO with MERCURY allows us to see those more clearly):
Righteous Preacher, Gambler, too-good-to-be-true Salesman / Politician, Manipulation of Truth to fit one’s Belief and Agenda, ‘My Way IS the High Way!’, Listen to me! Indoctrination and Inquisition, Wastefulness a la ‘more is better’ (yet never satisfying).

 

The ‘job’ of MERCURY retro mostly in SAG and back into late SCO is to catch the mind taking over and getting carried away with what it ‘sells us’ as ‘the truth’. Deeper digging (SCO) is indicated,  helpful, and perhaps surprisingly readily available – ‘as if’ Angels (with a good sense of humour…) were on our side.

As ‘usual’, M-r adjusts the ego driven mind to be the assistant and tool to Spirit and the Heart.
To be aware is the first step into true Freedom.

 

‘Winged Messenger’ Phoenix

Yes, this M-r in the ‘Phoenix’ area of the Zodiac affects whatever you have end-of-SCO to mid-SAG (SUN, MOON, Planets, Nodes, AC / MC), and it shows up in the area of life related to the SCO – SAG House/s in your chart bringing these sides to your awareness.

At this time, we tend to think, write, and discuss more than otherwise  about themes like:
Transformation, deep wisdom, heart warming stories, what can change your life into more fun, freedom, and abundance?

New (or: old, buried) ideas can spring forth if you allow the mind to wander and re-consider what you lost track of, or talk with people you wouldn’t ‘usually’, or haven’t in a while.

When in doubt about the area of life M-r can help you get a new picture for, or you could use a conscious and intentional boost get in touch with me.
This could be a good time to (RE)visit in a perhaps M-r focused Astro session ‘hidden treasure’ themes in your life that want to come to the Light.

 

7-Phase Sequence and MERCURY Retro Timeline 

  1. Pre-retro shadow – started Nov 29. Mercury in the Epimethean phase.
  2. Pre-retro stationary / ‘storm’ – starts Nov 11.
  3. Mercury technically retro – from Nov 16 on.
  4. Mercury meets half-way in retro the SUN – a ‘New Mercury’ is born, a.k.a. ‘Point of Enlightening Insight’ – on Nov 27 – Promethean phase starts.
  5. Mercury direct again – on Dec 6.
  6. Post-retro stationary / ‘storm’ ends – on Dec 11.
  7. Post-retro shadow – until Dec 25.

 

The first half of M-r (1. – 4.) is the Epimethean phase, RE-minding us of ‘old stories’ – which doesn’t have to be a ‘bad thing’ to overcome, it can be an important reflection inducer ;-).
And, as always, we learn so much from history / herstory.

The second half of M-r (4. – 8.) is the Promethean phase – where the new insights and connection with Spirit and Consciousness lead to new inspired direction – a very auspicious time.

MERCURY went into so-called pre-retro ‘shadow’ on Oct 29 (it passed for the first time the Zodiac point (27° SCO) from which it will after the retro phase go direct / forward again on Dec 6).
Noticing ‘foreshadowing’ themes of what might come up during M-r?

A good time to be fluid as quicksilver, responsive to higher intelligence, and trust the ‘messenger from the future’, via intuition and precognition.
Perhaps you’re already having clarifying heartfelt communication and contemplation around ‘neglected’ SAG related themes (Heart-Truth, Inspiration, Fun, Journeys, yet also Politics, and overall Direction
).

 

MERCURY Retro in the Starters

On 11/11, MERCURY enters its stationary ‘storm’ period (moves very slowly), a.k.a. goes into ‘U-turn’ mode.

A time to also slow down the regular fast and busy mind that likes to multi talk / task.
‘Regular’ communication affairs might start to become ‘tricky’, ‘chaotic’, ‘complicated’ and ‘messed up’, but only from the perspective of the ego seizing control via the mind.

MERCURY in zigzag mode suggests being in flux and at ease, while swiftly and intelligently changing course (SAG can do that!) when necessary. Ironically, it can lead to a better outcome than the ‘on dead-end course’ that the mind assumed is ‘the way’.

 

In the actual retro phase (Nov 16 – Dec 6) the mind is geared to turn inward-backward, and out of its confines, like a snake biting its own tail to shed its skin (drastic Scorpionic metaphor).

As always, the MERCURY retro cycle starts with the ‘Epimethean’ phase (first half – until Nov 27) where old (epic) stories, memories, and patterns show up for REasons yet unknown, REvealing themselves in the journey.

With the SAG energy of the initial M-r, it’s good to stay in a joyful, fun mode, invite unexpected insights, a world of synchronicities, look at things again, in a fresh way, and: get retro-actively inspired (by the past, by something overlooked).

 

Liberating ‘Golden Boy’ Prometheus surrounded by the Zodiac Belt (Rockefeller Centre NYC). 

 

At the half-way point of the M-r phase (Nov 27 this time), MERCURY crosses paths with the SUN:
A new ‘New MERCURY’ is born (like New Moon as in: monthly SUN – MOON conjunction) – which happens 3 times a year.

It’s time to REgenerate the mind (MERCURY), become more conscious, follow Spirit and the Heart (SUN).
It is also called the ‘Point of Enlightened Insight’.

Here’s to a  bright, liberating energy for break-throughs into more freedom – from mental patterns, and for a whole new way of showing up and being present with what IS.

Check out what’s new and exciting!
And how YOU are NEW in every moment!

The second half of M-r (Nov 27 – Dec 6) is the ‘Promethean’ phase, where new insights and new consciousness can be creatively carried forward.

 

Timeless and Timely MERCURY Retro REminders

Under M-r., ‘usual’ thinking and communication patterns are being questioned, and it appears at times as if there was a little devil at play. Actually, we have a chance now to see the inner mental trickster that’s been there all along, camouflaging and going unnoticed,
The challenge is not to get frustrated when things don’t turn out the way YOU thought they ’should’, according to a preconceived ego trajectory (SAG).
During M-r, experiment with, practice, and hopefully also integrate for later going with the flow of things in an intuitive way, and taking everything as a learning experience.
That also means changing your mind when you get the impulse / signal / intuition for an alternative course, being open to and curious about ‘detours’ that might lead to unexpected turns, and making unusual connections, rather than going with comfort, routine, and habit. 


Rather than getting wrapped up with linear, habitual, and often self-limiting ways of dealing with information and communication channels and modes, an alternative approach can open you up for serendipity, synchronicities, and lots of fun.

 

Here’s an apt image / mantra apropos stationary M-r in almost exact square with stationary NEPTUNE in mid-PISCES and with MARS in mid-PISCES mid-to end Nov:

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

Another REminder for MERCURY going retro in SAG, in square with NEPTUNE in PI:
What we believe (SAG) changes how we see and respond to our environment. We continuously project our beliefs and expectations onto the ‘outside’ world, and filter the information that comes in with our belief bias. Time to open up to the vastness.
And how about this: The mind is actually just energy – influenced by, and interweb’ed with the ‘environment’ – which in a deeper sense is a projection (SAG), and there’s just the ONE.
 Time to explore this deeper…

 

As a daily mercurial re-focusing practice, let’s ask ourselves (M-r):
“How can I get out of the busy mind now, and shift my focus to Love and Compassion?”
The guidance reveals itself with the question…

Let’s stay as mobile (like quicksilver, the MERCURY metal), adaptable, and unplanned as possible, so that you’re able to surf Mercurial waves when the wind comes up.
MERCURY is a very light, youthful, fresh, fun-loving punster and Coyote / prankster energy.
It looks at the fun and also meaningful side of unusual twists and turns, and even likes to facilitate those. Aligning with that mode makes us happier these days. SAG approves.

Bring on these spontaneous twists, unintentional new found puns, and fun realizations! While being mindfully present and clear.

When it comes to making a decision and committing to something long-term consider that it might not be ready to be definite yet.
D
uring M-r always new information streams in which can alter our outlook on things. Often, after the M-r phase we have more information that gives a different picture, based upon which a decision makes more sense.
If we did decide prematurely and aren’t flexible to back off again, we might say, “Oh, if I only had known…I wouldn’t have decided…” And then you might have to untangle certain complications.

 

As always with MERCURY retro, clarify communication whenever possible:

  • Say things several times in a different way / language to make sure there’s no misunderstanding in a fast / distracted context.
  • Ask questions that intuitively come to mind (which might clarify an otherwise held assumption!).
  • Choose the most direct medium and tool available (in person rather than over the phone, and phone rather than email), which helps with a clearer and more holistic communication, because more ‘channels’ are involved and signals are conveyed in person rather than on the phone, or via mutual messaging / e-monologue. And who knows what else might come up and be addressed as you take the opportunity to actually TALK?

 

If you become mercurially frustrated, maybe it’s because you needed to learn something about the nature of human mind and its extensions as in: technological equipment which now, more than usually, seem to have ‘a mind of their own’…
Consider that computers, phones, and tech gadgets are servants and tools, and that their efficiency also depends on the (hopefully relaxed and detached, savvy and inventive) mind of their ‘master’. You don’t want to become a stressed-out slave of coordination and communication.

It might also become apparent during M-r that our tools and pieces of technical equipment magically morphically mirror the mind WE are in, even ‘simply’ by breaking down and being ‘on strike’ when we humans need ‘a break’ anyway.
Give your tools and tasks proper mindful and single-minded attention, one at a time, instead of attempting to multi task and ‘efficiently’ orchestrate everything simultaneously.
The electromagnetic field of computers and the human mind dialogue in an interface.
To keep it all smoothly operational, don’t impose any potential extra stress onto your nervous system nor on your computer.

 

Be aware of signals showing you you need to be relaxed and mindful, assume nothing, drop your (under M-r evident, otherwise hidden) expectations and assumptions (SAG).
Foremost, trust the infinite intelligence of the Universe, ‘even’ as it might take you on wild and ‘crazy’ journeys that you apparently haven’t signed up for.

 

Under M-r talk to people from the past who come to mind and whom you haven’t heard from in a long time (or new people whom you have just met and intuitively ‘clicked with’).

M-r also tends to bring back unfinished communication business from the past, esp. from previous M-r phases (last one in July / Aug 2018).

What happens quite often under M-r (and is also very SAG): We receive a potentially interesting message for others that’s worth passing on – to whom it may concern, to be delivered to someone else who needs that information and inspiration! Or to connect two or more people with one another – because we can. Who knows where it leads?
So, keep collecting communication karma cookies, by being the messenger (without an agenda)!

 

Gibbons at Play Painting by Xuande Emperor, 1427(!)

Back to Basics & Buddhists:
Be mindful, and observe the phenomenon mind from a ‘meta’ level.
Like, by asking yourself:
Why am I really saying this?
Who’s the one thinking and talking here?

If we don’t do that ‘mental hygiene’ from time to time our subconscious disguised as M-r out tricks us, subconsciously ‘sabotaging’ our plans, and constellating circumstances that make us back off from our mental concept, and check what we’ve been doing with our brain – or rather, what the brain has been doing with us all along.

The Buddhists call the day-to-day mind that busies itself with all kinds of ‘chatting’ and inner stories, lists, and dialogues, the ‘Monkey Mind’ which, like a monkey, jumps from one tree (of interest and attachment) to the next, and is never quiet, unless we observe the movement, and thereby naturally calm it.

The Thinker, by Rodin (in front of the Rodin Museum in Paris)

Any MERCURY retro, and esp. this one in SAG – SCO squaring NEPTUNE in Nov can prompt us to to get out of the head, check in to see who’s that thinker, tap into pure awareness, and SEE WHAT IS.

M-r is an excellent opportunity to be mindful (rather than having our mind too full), to assume or return to a meditation practice (or even ‘just’ experiment with it), and thereby shift our paradigm about the nature of mind.

 

My Seasoned Mercury Retro Tips & Seasonal Tool Kit 

1) Be easy on yourself, as you get into the groove of things.

It usually takes a week or so to adjust to the different mode. Hopefully, you’re taking the pre-retro shadow phase easy, rather than being ‘hit’ by the wild ‘storm’, or stationary stuckness (can be either and both, in paradoxical trickster fashion)..

2) Be mindful, and lead from what’s here-now. 

There’s a tendency for the mind to be distracted and all over the place (esp. with MERCURY stationary-to-retro in SAG square NEPTUNE retro-to-direct in PI active most of Nov, strongest mid-Nov), to loose and misplace things and thoughts that later have to be RE-trieved again.
Avoid getting scattered and disorganized, collect the mind ‘pieces’, be present with any situation and function ‘at hand’, and don’t loose sight of what practically works and matters. The apparent priority of urgent ‘little’ things and ‘small stuff’ can easily be a distraction and waste of energy.

Practice coming back to the here-now.

3) Retro is an inwards / backwards oriented energy.

Would be a good time to RE-treat, and RE-visit meditation and mindfulness.
Also an excellent chance (if not necessity) to deal with ‘old unfinished business’, ‘loose ends’, and to clear communication themes from the past, often carried over from a previous M-r time (last one in July / Aug).

4) Every M-r phase is a great time to actively pursue basically everything that starts with ‘RE-‘.

Like: re-assess, re-align, read, re-treat, re-pair, re-boot, re-group, re-consider, re-arrange, re-place, you name it…
The RE-ason for me pointing out all these RE-activities:
During M-r (which also has a karmic undertone), we less likely get away anymore with being sloppy, and with procrastinating or neglecting RE-sidual communication issues with people from the past. They come up like a mirror. Talk about what RE-ally matters – in an inspiring, generous, and fun way – SAG approves..

5) Choose the clearest and most direct mode of communication available.

Phone rather than messaging / email (YES!), meeting in person rather than phone / text, to make sure an actual dialogue happens (rather than just your factual monologue, with the assumption you know what they think, or they know what you think).
Consider communicating in several ways and via different media, to make sure the message comes across. Keep in mind that because people’s minds can be all over the place now, communication might be scattered and incomplete, or prone to assumptions: “I thought you got my email!!!”, or actually a monologue: Are you just thinking out loud as you talk, or are you actually suggesting something to me?

6) Be mindful how you communicate with others.

Put yourself in their position, and take ownership and responsibility for your mental processes, rather than blaming and judging (possibly based on lack of communication).

7) Be clear and precise with commitments and agreements.

Double check whether you have been understood correctly, and RE-peat / RE-phrase back to them too. Avoid signing an agreement before you have all the necessary information (often only after MERCURY retro is over!).

8) Mercury Retro RE-minds us…

…that direct connection with another as an authentic and lively dialogue opens up the opportunity to meander and touch on other subjects than the originally intended purpose of the communication. Which can eventually lead to an even more important outcome or direction than anticipated. Check out in hindsight why you actually needed to talk to that person…

9) Under M-r, the odds for fabulous unexpected synchronicities are 99%:

As we act more intuitively and out of the ordinary, we let the spontaneous intervention of the Universe show us our interconnectedness! Way cool and fun! 

10) M-r is a good time to RE-connect with people you have lost sight of.

With the SAG flavour, re-connect with people from foreign cultures, and who can inspire you. In any case, trust your intuition, and let yourself be surprised by what shows up when you speak to them.

11) The themes and areas of life (partners, children, career, groups, etc.) that THIS retro phase brings up for YOU…
…depend on the Planet/s and House/s that M-r activates in YOUR personal birth chart, in other words where SCO – SAG is situated. Happy to check that out for and WITH you – either in a quick hint, or in a focused (or longer) session at this occasion.

12) When ‘glitches’ occur, be fluid and flexible like quicksilver (MERCURY’s metal), think “shift happens”.

Don’t judge yourself or others for not being on the same page as you, and turn the paradigm around:
What could be the opportunity in this mishap? And what’s actually funny about this?
RE-frame your way of thinking about things. And entertain the possibility that you might have subconsciously ‘arranged’ a wild alternative to the original ‘plan A’ which – who knows? – might lead to something new and better and more fun than what the ‘normal’, ‘usual’, ‘regular’, and apparently most  ‘efficient’ mind-in-rut-mode could have come up with?

13) Enjoy those unintentional puns, slips, and new connections in the mind, be creative and brainstorm – esp. together with your MERCURY Retro Friends 😉

14) Enlightened Insights, anyone…?
The Day of Enlightened Insight – when M-r meets the SUN on the exact half-way point of the M-r phase is on Nov 27 this year!

 

15) If you would like to know…

  • Whether you are a member of the RETRO CLUB (born under MERCURY Retro, as yours truly),
  • In which part of life the Retro Trickster would likely play tricks on / with you,
  • How to consciously, creatively, and mindfully play WITH the energy,

….feel welcome to get in touch with your Astrologer. 

 

Wishing us all an inspired ride with MERCURY retro!

Mercur-elanie 😉

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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SCORPIO New Moon (Nov 7) – Phoenix Alchemy

6 Nov

 Hi Astro~News Fans & Co- Cosmic Alchemists,

 

You might have already read the JUPITER into SAG Astro~News article before seeing this one for the NEW MOON in SCORPIO the day before…

JUPITER’s move UP from SCO over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG is the main ‘Reason for the Season’ – The Truth Shall Set us FREE!
Allowing one another being in our Truth-s / Live and Let Live sets us even more FREE!


Yet, it’ll be catalyzed, or perhaps rather: birthed, by the New MOON in deep central SCORPIO where the Magic and Power-to-Change is the strongest!

And sometimes it’s the ‘little things’ (husshhh – see below…) that turn things around magically!

 

Dia de los Muertos Calavera – Nov 2018, Photo by Melanie

 

I’m often being asked:
What would be a good time for a New Moon ceremony?


This New MOON gives me a good occasion to address this.
I love how we connect in alignment ceremony and honour the cosmic / terrestrial cycles in our lives, whether we meet or even know each other or not… and give back to the Universe, Mother Earth, Nature, and other Human or Animal Beings.

Traditions (as the Mexican Dia de los Muertos, or Catholic All Saints / All Souls early Nov…) are still-in-place yearly ceremonies.
As the awareness and observing of ancient Traditions comes back and is being integrated into our contemporary world nowa-years, in a renewed, empowering and transformational way (PLUTO in CAP – 2008 – 2023) – we remember and re-connect! – ceremonies can be offered to honour what we hold sacred, without ‘going through the institutions’ (CAP) for this. 

New MOON Ceremonies mirror the monthly feminine cycle of fertility and renewal.
Whether we live in a female body or not, and whether we’re in our fertility cycles yet or still, or not, New MOON Ceremonies connect us with the Sacred Feminine, and strengthen ‘her’ in us.
SCORPIO loves transformational Ceremony.


If it’s about release of an old cycle, pattern, the best time would be on the days before the New Moon = the ‘Dark Moon’ – still this evening / tonight.
If it’s about planting seeds for the New, the day of the New Moon or following days still, are excellent.
Wherever the New Moon falls in your chart (does it activate Planets, Sun, Moon, AC….?, which House is it in?) would be the themes to focus on with your New Moon Ceremony if you’d like to be even more specifically aligned.

I’ll offer a
2019 NEW MOONs
Outlook, Astro Alignment & Planning Parlour
on THU JAN 3, 2019
… just 2 days before the 1st New Moon of the year on Jan 5 – in CAP which is also a Partial Solar Eclipse.

We shall also explore and work with that Eclipse (exact) New Moon that evening, as our first New MOON Astro Alignment of the Year…
Followed by an overview of all the New Moons of the year, as they show up in the cosmic cycle of your Star Map.
Stay tuned, and bring on your questions and input already if you like.
FB Event and invite coming soon.

 

So, let’s dive into the ‘birth chart’ of the upcoming SCO New MOON 2018…

…and see what Magic ‘she’ reveals:
The NEW MOON will be exact at 8:02 am PST tomorrow Nov 7.

 

So, from the Victoria / West Coast perspective, the NEW MOON will be less than an hour after Sunrise (7:09 am PST), as you see in the chart, with the SUN and MOON together in the 12th House, and SCO Rising.

JUPITER sits at the very very ‘tail end’ (hope you didn’t get stung recently!) of SCO, on the Phoenix Point, before entering SAG the day after, Thursday (= JupiterDay, as in Jeudi, Jueves, ThorsDay) Nov 8 at 4:44 am PST.
Where we Find our Heart Truth – from the Depth of SCO – and Share it with the World. 

Lots of SCORPIO – just before it all ‘magically’ shifts, with JUPITER and the MOON on Nov 8.
What carries us over the ‘Phoenix Point’ to be reborn from the ‘ashes’, get unstuck, and turn from contained to open, from controlled to generous, trusting, and free?
We’ve experienced VERY scorpionic 13 months since 10/10/2017, activated by JUPITER.
Let’s ‘process its residues through’ by honouring its gifts (JUPITER likes that) – even though some came wrapped with ‘barbed wire’….

Quite an alchemical New MOON, offering, with its strong SCO gravitation presenting itself as an integration of the last year and transformation into what comes beyond, led-out by JUPITER.

The Ruler of the New MOON and of the AC / West Coast chart is PLUTO, nowadays / years in CAP, and in sextile alignment with the New MOON, and not far from CAP Ruler SATURN.
So we have overall a strong SCO – CAP concentration – with SAG in-between calling to be invoked to trust its effects to lift us up – a resurrecting , enlivening Spirit / Heart ignition.

 

It can be so simple, says CAP, and PLUTO has us tune into Soul Essence that has the Power to turn things around – even in a harsh and cold, heavy and tiresome CAP environment…

How about this, for starting the Heart Fire:

 

Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 15°11′ SCORPIO

“SCORPIO 16°: A GIRL’S FACE BREAKING INTO A SMILE.

Smiling Girl in the Jungle after a Trek – Creative Commons pic by Rory McLeod

KEYNOTE: The fervent reaching out on the part of the young of heart to new experiences.

Faith in life and in other human beings enables us to go forth toward relationships with whatever attracts our senses or stirs our imagination. Smiling is perhaps a uniquely human characteristic because it implies a conscious acceptance of relationship, thus a choice.
The animal, on the other hand, is compelled by unconscious instinct, at least in its natural state. It is not free to choose between love and hate.

This is the first symbol of the forty-sixth five-fold sequence. It introduces us to a series of responses to human experience and pictures a glowing WARMTH OF FEELING.”

 

Yay, what a difference a Smile makes!
Very apropos SCO-to-SAG… (beyond Scorpionic sarcasm and dark humour….) – coming straight from the Heart, and changing us like magic!
Yes, smile is a human choice…. yet I’ve also seen dogs smile 😉

And in all of us Young-at-Heart Ones, doesn’t such a genuine smile arise from the Inner Child?
‘Warmth of Feeling’ brings also the astrological pointer to the Nodal Shift (on Nov 16) into CAP (Lunar South Node) – CANCER (Lunar North Node) where caring warmth is calling us, on so many levels, to show up with it in the World…


If you’d like to explore this theme shift in your own chart & life, in a group of like spirited lovely Beings come to our
Astro Nodal Parlour on Nov 14.

In the Parlour description you can also find the themes that the Nodal Shift to CAP – CAN engenders…

 

The North Node on the cusp from LEO to CANCER is in a potent cuspy Cardinal / Fixed Grand Cross, together with the South Node on the cusp from AQ to CAP, URANUS retro on the cusp from AR to TAU, the ‘(Un)Settling Point’, and VENUS retro / stationary on the cusp from LI to SCO – the Tipping Point.
The Grand Cross energy is on for the rest of the month, until VENUS will exactly oppose URANUS (the 3rd and last time in ‘her’ retro / post retro phase) on Nov 30.
In my sense it’ll be strongest mid-Nov when the Nodes shift.
Rather than being ‘rattled’ by unexpected ‘blow-ups’ (URANUS) that disturb your peace (VENUS) and harmonious relationships, bring out your ‘drama queen’ (low grade LEO – CAN) or icy cold shoulder silent treatment (CAP – AQ) channel the energy into activating the excitement factor (URANUS) otherwise and pro-actively, by trying out new approaches, like:
Reconnecting with people you’ve had loving connections with in the past (VENUS retro) but lost touch, show your warmth of feeling (a real smile counts for 1000 smiley icons) and it could lead to a co-creative projects (CAP – AQ).
How’s that for a little magical transmutation?

 

Also catalyzed by the magical New Moon:

MARS in PISCES (Nov 15 – Dec 31) – Surfing the Cosmic Waves!

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot Card Man of Cups – Surfer. Photo by Melanie

Loving the picture on the Voyager Tarot card Man of CupsSurfer that I chose for MARS in PISCES.
It also contains a blossoming Horse cornucopia (so JUPITER in SAG) – symbolizing the exhilarating, ecstatic joy MARS in PISCES can engender. 

MARS will (YES, it will!) leave AQ where it’s been basically forever (well, since the TAU New MOON on May 15!) due to its retro phase this Summer (slightly back into CAP).

Has the Inner Masculine been re-calibrated in your Life?

Also reflected in your relationships with men in your life if you’re on the feminine side of the spectrum…
Which kind of masculine energy shows up in your life and through you, and how has that changed since the Summer?
How are Men in Society (MARS in AQ) changing?
Well, they are, as the Times they are a-changing, the CAP Patriarchy looses its power, and forces of Transformation sweep up the shadow and regenerate it.

MARS will enter PISCES on Nov 15 where it’ll be exactly until the last day of the year, Dec 31 – on the last degree of the Zodiac, before entering freshly into the New Year in ARIES. Nice natural alignment job, Mr. MARS!

The Piscean MARS isn’t so much into fighting, rather into chilling, relaxing, connecting, dancing, surfing, and the ‘pursuit’ of all things spiritual – which in some sense is an oxymoron (PISCES is always so paradoxical, there we have it again…). 

 

So that’s it from my side, for the SCORPIO New MOON Magic – nice one!
Ride the Cosmic Waves of Regeneration – and Blessings for the Rising Phoenix!

Light & Love!
Melanie

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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.

 

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