From the Galactic Centre to the WINTER SOLSTICE 2018: Light Returning…

16 Dec

Solsticey Greetings, Cosmic Friend!



These days, Dec 17 – 19, is the yearly time when (in the Northern Hemisphere) the SUN in late SAG points to the Heart of our Milky Way Galaxy – the Galactic Centre, a dark rift, ‘black hole’, AND a birthing place out of stillness, honoured by indigenous cultures as the Womb of Creation.

All of us with birthdays these days, or AC, MOON, or Planets in our birth chart at 26 – 28° SAG, are strongly called to align from our loving Heart, with the Heart of Hearts, to follow ultimate Truth, inner Guidance, and trust the inner Soul Light on our Path.


Star Cluster in the Galactic Centre (NASA) – Heart of our Milky Way, at the end of SAG where from Earth perspective the SUN travels just before the WINTER SOLSTICE Point!

On the Winter Solstice intersection of SAG / CAP, we’re also at the Space-Time cross(roads):
SAG rules Space, and CAP rules Time.

What does it take, to show up simply and ‘magically’ at the right Time at the right Place? To ‘attract synchronicities’?

We increase the odds when we’re in resonance with the Universe, i.o.w., when we follow inner Heart Guidance, the inner teacher who is connected to the bigger sphere, or even ‘simpler’: When we’re in egoless alignment with Integrity as-Nature, and move with LOVE.

 Winter SoUlstice Point is the Space-Time Point, Integrity Point, or Inner Guru Point – here we can find the Teacher and Guiding Light within. 

SATURN, the ‘obstacle bringer’ who teaches us via ‘what’s in the way’ (hint: old patterns and conditioning, fears and limitations, ego contraction, sense of separateness, and need for control) and where we need to drop the excess ‘baggage’ of these heavy duty engagements, was 2015 – 2017 in SAG, and crossed just before last Winter Solstice 2017 over the Space-Time Point into CAP (which SATURN rules), and where it reminds us of what’s real and has priority, and shows us through clear feedback what works and what doesn’t (esp. long term).

Reflections for SATURN now on the CAP side of the Winter Solstice Point:

  • Where / how can you find the Sage / Elder in you? 
  • What’s your experience of the Ground of Being?
  • When all is still and dark, what is undying?
  • How does the Inner Light return for you?
  • Living by ancient, timeless teachings can be very beneficial – always, esp. in times like these.


Ganesha – Elephant headed Hindu god, known as the ‘Remover of Obstacles’ on the path, and Guru that takes us from the darkness (of not seeing what the obstacles is / was) to the Light. 


This year, JUPITER is in SAG. It will come close to the Galactic Ctre when it stations at 24°21′ SAG on Apr 10 to go retro from there, and will cross the GC in Nov 2019 before entering CAP on Dec 2, 2019.
A whole different energy with JUPITER round the GC than with SATURN in the last years:
Rather than dealing with / buying into and needing to unburden ourselves from old beliefs and stories that are obstacles and cause separation, with JUPITER in SAG, Deep Understanding, Trust, Heart Truth guiding our Path, the Freedom to live by it, and OpportUnities arise.


Blessings for the Galactic RE-Birthday to all of us NOW!

The energy to align with essential deep Truth (the ultimate Gift that comes ‘down the chimney’) so that we can actually WALK the Vision, and BE the Truth, the Light, the Love!


The SUN will reach the sacred SAG-to-CAP transition, at WINTER SOLSTICE 2017 – this year on Dec 21 at 2:25 pm PST.

Here is the Winter Solstice ‘Birth Chart’:


What’s so special about the WINTER SOLSTICE 2018:
It leads up to a FULL MOON  at the very first degree of CANCER (CAP for the SUN), just 19 hrs later, on Dec 22!

At WINTER SOLSTICE, the waxing MOON will be still in GEM, and the Solstice night will be an almost-Full MOON night (when the lunar energy is even stronger than the day after).
A polarity between the need to belong to a tribe or family, be with children / with the Inner Child, and to focus on priorities and purpose, which may be but doesn’t have to be a dilemma, ‘bridged’ by MARS / CHIRON between them (a square):
SoUlutions come from doing actively something about unity and connection, and surrendering to the healing quality of it. When we connect from the Heart it all comes and flows together, time flies or stands still – either way, it’s magical.


Also on the day of the WINTER SOLSTICE:
MERCURY in SAG (coming out of post-retro ‘shadow’) unites with JUPITER, and gears up to a square with NEPTUNE in PI on Christmas Eve, Dec 24.
This alignment is also quite relevant for the U.S., with MERCURY / JUPITER just 3° away from the country’s AC at 12°12′ SAG. 

More opportunity to find and speak our Heart Truth, be authentic, have fun, celebrate, see the bigger picture and the gifts of Life, and share generously.
With the NEPTUNE square, a romantic, dreamy, mystical and musical vibe at Christmas. It can be also prone to fantasies, illusions, and disappointments when expectations (SAG) aren’t met.
So take it easy, tune into wonder, and sound and song that unites.


Lastly, on the WINTER SOLSTICE day and the day after:
On Dec 21, VENUS in SCO goes into Water Trine with NEPTUNE in PI – Surfing the Waves of Love…
Then on Dec 22, VENUS in mid-SCO (doubly-SCO energy there) will square LILITH in mid-AQ (doubly-AQ there).
Intimacy and Depth of Love and Connection vs / and? Freedom and Independence?


Celtic Wheel of the Year, with the cardinal Turning Points of the Equinoxes and Solstices, incl. YULE – Winter Solstice

Let’s link up with the deep cosmic energy at this time of year!

And honour ancient traditions – in our Time and Place.


Speaking of Space-Time:

Space as we knew it has changed massively and irreversibly (Internet, globalization, worldwide travel boom etc.), during the period when PLUTO was in SAG (1995 – 2008). 

Time as we know it is changing now, with PLUTO in CAP (2008 – 2023).
Time is VERY relative, in fact it’s just a dimension that can be also molded, and transcended:
We energetically ‘run out of it’ when we race around in scarcity mode, and, with consumer mentality (ha, esp. before Christmas…), want more of what we don’t seem to ‘have’. Like a ‘hungry ghost’. The shadow of CAP (never satisfied materialist). 

In contrast, we ‘have all the time in the world’ when we slow down, and tune into ‘Kairos’ (time-as-quality) rather than ‘Chronos’ (time-as-quantity).

When we tap into ‘Deep Time’, and tune into Heart Time…
One of the best gifts we can give others, to ourselves, and to the World.
A theme that’s up now big time 🙂 and to REflect upon, with MERCURY& JUPITER in SAG, and SATURN in CAP!



December Sun by the Flagpole (round 2 pm) – Photo by Melanie Dec 16. 2016


Heart Blessings for this Deep and Sacred Time of Year!



© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger




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.

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.

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


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!



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Astro New Year’s Parlour on Dec 27






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