Archive | August, 2019

Very VIRGO New Moon / SuperMoon (Aug 30) – Wellness in Wholeness

28 Aug

Dear ASTRO*NEWS Reader,

Feeling and sensing it?
The solid glow of the LEO Fire over the last month (maybe mirrored by heat waves in your region?) is settling & grounding into VIRGO now, the last Summer energy in the CANCER – LEO – VIRGO trinity.
With VIRGO comes the Harvest season, as Virgo the Virgin is really a Harvest Goddess, or actually: showing the many expressions of Goddess, Priestess, and Sacred Feminine.
It’s also an Initiation – from the LEOnine Queen to the VIRGO Priestess – offering sacred service in her Temple of Wholeness – prerequisite for Wellness.
VIRGO energy can be so self sufficient – teaching us to look after ourselves, discern, pick and select what’s good and healthy for us.

The VIRGO NEW MOON with all her VIRGO ‘entourage’ (VENUS, MARS, and now freshly also MERCURY) that’s coming up on Aug 30 can bring anxious / frustrating  / problem oriented tension to the forefront of awareness (yes, it catalyzes a mutable T-square!), plus overwhelm and confusion.
Yet also the Call for going with the flow, and being open to Saving Grace – as LILITH / NEPTUNE retro hold space from the ‘other’ / all encompassing PISCES side, plus a Call for Gratitude and a Bigger Perspective, compliments JUPITER in SAG – apex of the T-square.

And yes, it’s also a SuperMoon – the closest one to the Earth, which of course could create stronger ocean tides and emotional tides.
This is the central of 3 Super New Moons (July 31, Aug 30, Sept 28).

With so much VIRGO and planetary energies round the New Moon now, facing the flood of PISCES, and JUPITER in SAG in-between, it might feel like a ‘Pandora’s Box’ of interrelated issues being opened up – where the only things that saves the day are Hope & Humour…

This mutable T-square asks us to align with integrity (VIRGO), to tune in, connect and flow (PISCES), and see what elevates, inspires, and shows the truth (SAG).
The T-square tension of these 3 mutable signs is quite strong (SUN, MOON, and 6 Planets are involved in it). Can’t be ignored and needs an outlet – esp. on the SAG side.


Take a look at the New Moon chart below – and you get the picture…

Does the VIR – PI – SAG T-square trigger your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in your birth chart?

 

Let’s first take a look at the SABIAN SYMBOL for the NEW MOON degree – which is striking:

SUN and MOON at the New Moon will be exactly at 6° 47’ VIR.

7° VIRGO:

“A HAREM

Harem – Choice of the Concubine Giulio Rosati Wiki Commons

KEYNOTE:

A fateful (even if sought after) subservience to the vagaries or desires of the emotional nature.

In a sense this symbol is related to the preceding one, while revealing a deeply contrasting phase of the emotional and cultural life. The experience symbolized here is a passive one, while that for Virgo 6° (A Merry-Go-Round) was intensely dynamic. Yet there may be for the woman in the harem some sort of cyclic pattern and a prize to reach – the sultan’s favor.
In both cases the motive power is exterior to the experiencer, who is caught in a pattern of forces over which he or she has no control; yet the child may purposefully use his small allowance to get a ride, and the woman may use her charm to attract the attention of her master.
The individual in both cases finds himself one with a number of other individuals all seeking or being subjected to the same type of experience or fate.

This second stage symbol contrasts with, but also supplements, that of the first stage. It supplements it in the sense that one may become addicted to the excitement of the merry-go-round of vital emotions and may become a slave to the hope of recapturing the exultation of the initial experiences; yet one may learn how to put to use even the EMPTINESS OF WAITING.”

 

A symbol of passive experience:
Waiting to being picked and chosen, being subservient, maybe even enslaved, and not in charge of the body temple or, symbolically speaking, not in self sufficiency, waiting for authority to make a move – and then perhaps complain and criticize – all low vibrations of VIRGO.
Well, one can make ‘the best out of waiting’
as the interpretation suggests, or out of being imprisoned.
Yet, there’s emptiness in waiting.

The element of passivity comes also in via NEPTUNE retro in PISCES – opp. the VIRGO New Moon (and will be even more emphasized with the PISCES – VIRGO Full Moon on Friday the 13th of Sept – such a multiple Sacred Feminine day!).

So much damage and abuse has happened to women, and to everyone subordinate to ‘masters’ and ‘bosses’ in a personally or societally constructed hierarchy.
And there’s a collective story of humanity being passively subject to the whims, orders, or persuasions of those in authority and of being commodified ‘subjects’ / consumers / voters
feeding privileges and power of the elite.
A SATURN retro / South Node and PLUTO retro in CAP theme – which is also highlighted this month, as both Planets are stationary now (SATURN retro goes direct on Sept 18, and PLUTO on Oct 2).
The ‘Old Empire’ IS expiring.
And JUPITER in SAG says: The Truth shall set All Free.

 

Speaking of retro, lots of sticky karmic residues that have come up with the Retro Summer (still 5 Planets are retro) are ready to be cleared with conscious awareness, and washed away, with this ‘Clean-up’ Super VIRGO New Moon opposite LILITH / NEPTUNE.

A NEW MOON is always a threshold from Releasing the Old to Embracing / Conceiving of the NEW.

Old VIRGO energy that doesn’t serve anymore comes as shadow to the forefront of awareness (maybe painfully so) to be ‘switched’ into a healthier, more functional, and purer vibration.

Here’s a VIRGO type ‘check list’ of ‘symptoms’ which might show their not-so-pretty face now.
Only to be RE-leased and RE-set, with ‘Like heals Like’ higher vibrational VIRGO equivalents:

Lower Vibration of VIRGO – to RE-lease Higher Vibration of VIRGO – to RE-set and Embrace
(Self) Criticism (criticism carries self-criticism) (Self) Awareness, clarity
Worries, anxiety, and problem focus How can I help?
How can I give service where needed?

What would help / serve the situation?
Frustration, nagging What do I need to discern and sort out of my life because it’s not functional or unhealthy?
What actually does work? How could it work? What needs to be tweaked?
Sweating the small stuff, fretting over details Every little thing counts and can be symbolic. Every life form in nature has its place.
Maybe you feel called to do ceremony / ritual?
Health issues, esp. with digestion What is indigestible in my life?
What is my body trying to tell me?
Sense of never enough, ‘smallness’, inadequacy How do I get a sense of integration as I honour and work with my skills and specialties?
‘Selective perception of the imperfection’ I am / we are / it is whole and complete.
Practice IS perfect. Nature is perfect.

 

Mercury Rules Virgo, by Johfra Bosschart

The VIRGO Journey is about alignment of the human self with cosmic consciousness, through awareness, spiritual practice, and / or acts of service.

The MOON is the esoteric ruler of VIRGO – represented in the Sacred Feminine / Priestess / Virgin / Mother Mary, and the Harvest Goddesses.

We’re all called to do our sacred work and practice, in this Body-Temple and Temple of Here-Now, and harvest its fruits in inner fulfillment.
The Sacred Feminine and inner Alignment with Spirit-in-Form lead the way.

Where VIRGO is in your chart is where this ‘cosmic assignment for alignment’ shows up foremost.

Where the New Moon in early VIRGO falls in your chart (house wise) points to the area of life where a New Beginning for Alignment and Refinement, and Being in your Temple come up for you nowadays.

If we already did an Astro session and I have your chart you can ask me which house it is for you, when in doubt. Otherwise – ask me too!

 

1st House
How you show up
BE aligned and healthy!

 

2nd House
What you have and value
Own your wellness practice and the work and lifestyle that you value!

 

3rd House
Your ‘relatives’ and environment
Speak from integrity!

 

4th House
Your home
A Temple of wellness!

 

5th House
Your creativity
Wholesome, skillful, and fun!

 

6th House
Your work, health, and lifestyle
You can help best if you’re in your wellness, and service in alignment IS healthy!

 

7th House
Your significant others
Relationships work best and are functional if both of you are in your healthy wholeness.

 

8th House
Your deep involvement and transformations –
Maybe through health or work ‘crisis’?

 

9th House
Your travels and worldviews
Go on a wellness retreat, or combine work and travel!

 

10th House
Your calling –
In alignment with your highest purpose.

 

11th House
Your community and friends –
A healthy bunch.

 

12th House
Your oneness with ALL –
Your Inner Temple is always available…

 

JohfraBosschartPisces

Neptune Rules Pisces, Painting by Johfra Bosschart

The NEW MOON in VIRGO and her entourage are opposite LILITH & NEPTUNE retro in PISCES.
The MOON will oppose LILITH and NEPTUNE on the day of the New MoonThe MOON will oppose LILITH and NEPTUNE on the day of the New Moon. VENUS, MERCURY, and the SUN follow Sept 4 – 10 – happens once a year, and this year between the VIRGO New Moon and the PISCES – VIRGO Full Moon – both with lots of PISCES – VIRGO dynamic.

PISCES, in contrast to orderly VIRGO can be so overwhelming and chaotic – only to show:
All is ONE, and holographic in the UNI-verse. 

We’ve had lots of initiations into this, over the years since NEPTUNE has been in PISCES (entered 2012, now about half-way in, and still going on until 2026).
And LILITH stepped into the Piscean waves on May 3 – proclaiming: Our True Nature is Wild & One.

 

The VIRGO – PISCES axis is all about…

… from the VIRGO side:
Being in our ‘Temple’ of alignment with our true, holistic nature, doing our wellness practice, and using this precious life time to dedicate our gifts and skills to make the world a better place.
I.o.w., offering sacred service.

VIRGO is also about digesting experiences, ordering and organizing.
In the body, it rules the small intestines.

… from the PISCES realm…
…which is all-encompassing, and nothing needs to be ‘done’, our ‘job’ is rather to perhaps get our ego and attachment to a certain outcome out of the way, be open, surrender, be available, allow, flow, hold space, or simply: BE present.

In our embodiment, PISCES rules the immune system, our aura, energy field, the subtle bodies and chakras (as a field).

 

So, a combo of both VIRGO and PISCES could look like:

  • Ride the waves, immerse in your element.
  • Your skills are what comes easy.
  • Holding space for others may be the best service you can offer.
  • Clean up / do work while playing music.
  • Energy Medicine. AstroSomatics.
  • Sacred Geometry, and Sacred Temples in the Field aka Crop Circles.
  • The cosmic & sacred art of Astrology and its practical, embodied benefits.
  • Being in the world, yet not of the world. Doing what needs to be done, yet not in attachment.
  • God helps those who help themselves. Doing our share, and trusting divine intervention.
  • Random acts of kindness & service bring fulfillment.

 

BALANCE is the way to go, or rather to BE:

In the ‘whirlwind’ of things / with the mutable T-square that can kick us off balance:
How can we infuse a situation where ‘problems’ show up (or rather: where we / things are not aligned) with flow, allowance, acceptance, and love, which might mean release and let go & let God/dess?

A transformation into sustainable (rather than wasteful) and innovative use of life energy – socially & personally.
The New MOON in VIR is also in Earth Trine with URANUS retro in TAURUS,
with SATURN retro / stationary, and moves to an Earth Trine with PLUTO retro in CAP.

 

Here is the Chart for the Very VIRGO Super New MOON –

Exact at 3:39 am PDT tomorrow Aug 30.

 

 

Voila – there’s also the Mutable T-Square with the apex outlet pointing to JUPITER in SAG!

Consisting of 

  • MERCURY, SUN / MOON / MARS, VENUS in VIRGO.
    More about the MERCURY Journey through VIRGO in today’s blog post.
  • LILITH / NEPTUNE retro in PISCES.
  • JUPITER in SAG.

 

The most dominant theme in the Mutable T-Square is the re-curring (# 3 out of 3 in 2019) square from JUPITER in SAG to NEPTUNE in PISCES – building up, and once more exact on Sept 21.

Eye CY

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

 

Wow! So much tension in the Mutable T-square that’s exactly on between the New MOON on Aug 30 and Sept 21 (JUPITER in SAG square NEPTUNE in PISCES)!
Rather than being spun around in low vibrational modes of not knowing where to go, and what to do, given lots of interrelated problems, overwhelm, and confusion… maybe just wanting to escape and disappear…

better to be aware and mindful a la VIRGO, check in:
“Hey, what’s going on here?”
“Where am I at?”
“What am I doing / engaging in…?”
“Does this work for me?” “What’s a better way of….”?
“Let me find another way…?”).
And to dwell as much as possible in the ‘hub of the wheel’ where we aren’t identified or or spun around centrifugally.


Let’s be inspired by the NEW MOON in VIR opposite LILITH / NEPTUNE retro in PISCES, and channel the intense energies into intentional and random acts of service, wellness, and spiritual practice (hey, everything can be!).
And let’s invite high vibrations of JUPITER in SAG square NEPTUNE retro in PISCES:
Miracles, synchronicities, fun & flow, as we trust and have faith, and are in an energy of gratitude, grace, and abundance.

JUPITER in SAG calls us to be in our YES, and to follow our Heart that shows the way and the bigger picture.

 

Yes, other alignments are also in the picture, with the VIRGO New Moon being such a hub: 

  • The New Moon in VIRGO in Earth Trine with URANUS retro in TAU, and with the South Node and SATURN, now stationary in mid-CAP, while forming a sextile with the North Node in mid-CANCER.
    Follow the Body’s wisdom, don’t self abuse, be caring and gentle, change habits, try out new experiences, go spontaneously to Nature – all health & wellness care, while releasing old conditioned and built-up patterns.
  • The VIRGO New Moon in quincunx with CHIRON retro in early ARIES which calls for self-reliance, autonomy, and authenticity as healing agents.
  • Also striking that there’s NO Planet in an AIR sign yet (another Summer phenomenon) – until MERCURY & VENUS enter LIBRA, on Sept 14.
    Which can be an extra challenge to be objective, detached, and ‘even’ in easy terms socially & relationally. But also an opportunity to release our identification with the mind and its predominance in this culture and time.

 

Big Love and Rain of Blessings – into the VIRGO New Moon on Aug 30, opposite Oceanic LILITH & NEPTUNE retro in PISCES!
Wellness in Wholeness & Oneness.

All aligned, in cosmic Awe and ONEder!

Melanie

 

Check out these

Astro Creations & Experiences during the VIRGO New Moon phase

…helping you with Alignment & cosmic-human Wellness: 

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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MERCURY in VIRGO (Aug 29 – Sept 14): Practice IS Perfect

28 Aug

Dear Astro~News Buffs & Newbies,

Here comes another noteworthy & effective cosmic (Sphinxy!) shift:
MERCURY the swift Messenger (its GEMINI side) and crafty Alchemist (its VIRGO facet) goes from LEO (“Show Time / Heart Time”) into VIRGO one of its Zodiacal homes.

Have you noticed the whole spectrum of the LEO expression on your and others’ minds, over the last weeks (Aug 11 – 29, even end of June to mid-July when MERCURY first ‘hit’ LEO before going retro)?
With expressions of joy, playfulness, natural strength, confidence, and ideally: Being in the Heart and communicating from there…
Yet also lower vibrations of egoic self absorption, confidence as a facade to not ‘lose face’, maybe even narcissism – mostly an over compensation of actual lack of self confidence and living from the Heart….?

MERCURY in LEO has shown us once again how the mind can be too me-me-me selfie-oriented, and lack detachment / perspective / the ability to witness in a bigger system.
That’s prob why it’s considered ‘in Fall’ in LEO (while ‘exalted’ in AQ).
Hopefully you and many people had a chance to turn it around and come from the Heart-of-Hearts.

Now – exactly overnight today – Aug 28 – 29, MERCURY crosses over the mysterious and oracular ‘Sphinx Point’ to VIRGO where the Planetary Archetype of ‘Mind’ can help us be aware of the Self and its function ‘in the World’, and be in alignment with the ‘cosmic assignment’:

Who are YOU?
And what are you here for?
How can you bring your strength & love into service?

 

Mercury Rules Virgo, by Johfra Bosschart

MERCURY is the last Planet to enter VIRGO, adding to the full dose of SuperVIRGO energy at the New MOON on Aug 30 (SUN, MOON, MERCURY, VENUS, and MARS, all in VIRGO).
Wellness in Wholeness is the theme.
Stay tuned for the New Moon article here on this blog channel 🙂

Our Yoga teacher brought up yesterday the theme of (unattainable) perfection – which is so VIRGO.

Why?
Having a sense of what works and is ‘in order’ (i.e. in cosmic order) can make the VIRGO mind so frustrated about the ‘imperfect self’ in an ‘imperfect world’  which appears full of mess and problems… lots of them un-fixable.
What to do about this predicament?
Alignment with / as our ‘Higher’ / True Self helps – and is an on-going practice.
One of the VIRGO themes / my mantra in that regard is: Practice IS Perfect.
To realize: We do our part / what we can, yet we’re not the doers’ on a spiritual level – and ‘even’ quite practically: How do you ‘make’ your lungs breath, your heart beat – nothing ‘to do’ about all these ‘autonomous’ body functions that are quite miraculously happening without conscious intervention.
Something NEPTUNE in PISCES ‘on the other side of the spectrum’ (yet all-encompassing and all-connective) shows us.

 

MERCURY in VIRGO (Aug 29 – Sept 14) nicely-precisely frames the phase from the VIRGO New Moon (Aug 30) to the PISCES – VIRGO Full Moon (Sept 13).
How does that happen?

See: There’s cosmic order – without any ‘doer’ involved!

 

MERCURY in VIRGO will go into contact (which is an important function of the communication and Alchemy Archetype) with almost all other Planets.
An important concentration of these contacts occurs Sept 5 – 8 when MERCURY meets several other slow moving Planets that are in their own ruled (‘natural’) Zodiac sign this year (and some beyond): JUPITER in SAG, SATURN in CAP, and NEPTUNE in PI.
I call this phenomenon Contacts in Rulership.

Let’s see what they ‘tell us’ via MERCURY, and how that helps with Alignment practice 🙂

 

Image: From Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry – a French medieval work (from 1416) that became famous for the Zodiac associations with body parts and functions – still / timelessly valid.

MERCURY’s contacts with other Planetary Archetypes while in VIRGO – in order of appearance

Yet there’s a ‘halo phase’ around the precise alignment – they’re in effect a few days before and after.

 

AUG 29
MERCURY crosses over the ‘Sphinx Point’ to enter VIRGO (until Sept 14), and is met / initiated by the dark-to-New MOON in VIRGO (AUG 30).
Practice IS Perfect.

 

AUG 31
MERCURY in VIR quincunx CHIRON retro in ARIES.
Even if it’s awkward and you can’t rehearse, just make the first step to talk, and be authentic.
Very healing.

 

SEPT 1
MERCURY in VIR in Earth Trine with URANUS retro in TAU.
What grounds you, when it comes to hands-on work and enjoyment?
What does your body say? Which physical place do you feel in alignment with and comfortable at? Your mind might be surprised…

 

SEPT 3
MERCURY meets MARS and the SUN (this is their ‘inferior conjunction’ – furthest away from M-r, and swiftest now) in VIRGO.
MARS in VIRGO (Aug 16 – Oct 2) helps us put energy into Competence & Service, actively discern, and even assert, what works for us and what doesn’t, and to work diligently on what we’re passionate about.
Find your Voice, let them know what you’re passionate about and what you do about that.
Overall, let Consciousness speak.

 

SEPT 5 – the Contacts in Rulership (Sept 5 – 7) start with:
MERCURY in VIR in Earth Trine with SATURN retro / stationary (going direct Sept 18) and the South Node in CAP. While MERCURY is swift & straight-forward, SATURN is still retro and extra slow, in turnaround mode, together with the South Node.
Lots to organize and get ready for. Don’t judge / be hard on yourself and do things the hard & heavy way.
A good time for late Summer clearing (incl inner ‘house cleaning’), and for getting the pieces together to build a foundation for projects to come. Always good to remember: Practice IS Perfect.

 

SEPT 6
MERCURY in VIR square JUPITER in SAG.
Seeing the ‘conflict’ between the small world and the bigger picture?
Where there’s a problem there’s a solution – and a vaster perspective of seeing the situation.

 

SEPT 7
MERCURY in VIR opposite NEPTUNE retro in PISCES.
We’re doing our human thing while the Universe is arranging the Web of Life.
Communication happens via so many channels. Even if it seems overwhelming and confusing, never mind, and trust the flow. Let yourself be mused and inspired.

 

SEPT 8
MERCURY in VIR in Earth Trine with PLUTO retro in CAP.
Practical things happen here-now, yet deep & old connections get you into the Soul.
Energy from the Ancestors and from the Earth support what you’re doing.

 

SEPT 13 – Day of the PISCES – VIRGO Full Moon
MERCURY at the end of VIRGO meets VENUS before both go into LIBRA the day after, Sept 14.
You are beautiful, you are perfect – just the way you ARE.

 

Zodiac Clock in Switzerland – photo from a friend

Where in your chart is VIRGO?


That points to the area in life where being in Alignment and doing your Work & Practice is important for Wholeness and Wellness.

MERCURY freshly in VIRGO in your… House helps you turn your mind towards these areas of your Life:

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

2nd House:
Your Values, what you own, literally & metaphorically, your Business

3rd House:
You in Your Local Environment

4th House:
You and Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

5th House:
Your Creative, Playful, Inner Child and Lover

6th House:
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House:
Your Partners & Significant Others

8th House:
Your Involvement and Sharing with Others, Your Transformations

9th House:
What gives you Meaning, Your Wisdom, Inspiration, Path and Travels

10th House:
Your Purpose incl Career, Your Public Self

11th House:
Your Social Side – Engagement with Society, Groups and Friends

12th House:
Your Transcendent and Spiritual Self and Union with All-that-Is.

 

Wishing you a fruitful Harvest & Wellness Time with MERCURY in VIRGO!

Melanie

 

Check out these

Astro Creations & Experiences during MERCURY in VIRGO 

…helping you with Alignment & cosmic-human Wellness: 

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your Inner ‘COSMIC COMPASS’.

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.
August is Client Appreciation Month in my practice – substantial discounts, esp. if you’ve been my client for years. But even newbies get 11% off!

 

Please find upcoming Astro~Experiences as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. YouTube videos, on my FB Page:

Astrology for Self Realization.
Welcome!

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

 

VENUS in VIRGO (Aug 21 – Sept 14) – Self Alignment is Beautiful

19 Aug

Cosmic Greetings, dear Astro~News Reader!

 

Virgo and Mercury, Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

VENUS will cross over the ‘Sphinx Point’ of Self (LEO) Awareness (VIRGO) on AUG 21.
Self Awareness, loving and knowing ourselves, and being in alignment with the Cosmic Self
(as the image above illustrates so beautifully) is the prerequisite of helping others finding their light – true service.

If your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets / Nodes are in VIRGO they’re a magnet under VENUS in VIRGO and can attract more easily than otherwise – incl. attracting service and practice – which VIRGO loves.

Under VENUS in VIRGO, our loving qualities can be well channeled into the work we’re here to do. 
Yet good to remember for self critical VIRGO to not wait until we’re perfect, and not to sabotage the work that’s needed by considering it as ‘not good enough’.
That’s where Self Awareness comes in – Know Thyself and do what’s good for you.
I.o.w., what helps when these conditioned voices come up is to bring ourselves back into alignment, perhaps through a health / wellness / spiritual practice, like meditation, Yoga, Qi Gong, walking in Nature.
Anything that can turn into a healthy routine, bringing us back into ourselves. Self sufficient VIRGO loves that.

Crystal (mainly clear Quartz) activated Voyager Tarot card II – Priestess – Crystal Activation and Photo by Melanie

VENUS and the MOON in VIRGO (aligned on Aug 30) are also associated with Priestess energy.
An initiation into the Sacred Feminine is in the making – via the Super-VIRGO New MOON on AUG 30, with SUN, MOON, MERCURY, VENUS, and MARS!
Loving this Voyager Tarot representation (image to the left).

ENUS in VIRGO can bring out the d.i.y. / self sufficiency side a tad too much, so that we’re not so open to receive – reflected in the qualification of VENUS being ‘in Fall’ in VIRGO (while ‘she’s exalted in PISCES – being in loving flow attracts!).

Good to remember, and to open up and let the Love IN – as NEPTUNE in PI would offer.
VENUS will go into opposition / relationship with LILITH and NEPTUNE retro on Sept 1 – 4 – to make sure the balance of healthy discernment / alignment and openness & easy flow is in place.

 

Line-up of ‘dates & dances’ for VENUS in VIRGO with other Planets 

In order (yep, gotta be orderly, says VIRGO) of appearance:

 

AUG 21
VENUS enters VIRGO.
Self Alignment is Beautiful.

 

AUG 24 – 26
VENUS conjunct MARS (in VIRGO since Aug 16) on Aug 24, quincunx CHIRON retro in AR on Aug 25, and trine URANUS retro in TAU on Aug 26.
This beautiful Earth Trine of VENUS / MARS – URANUS  brings stability to what could have shown up before as unsettling, with URANUS in
(VENUS ruled) TAURUS, squared by VENUS (early Aug) & by MARS (early July) while they were both in LEO.
Good to be in loving Self Alignment while setting ourselves free from sticky attachments and ‘ownership’.

 

AUG 30
The NEW MOON in VIRGO joins VENUS (and MARS too).
Beauty to behold and engage with (yet never own).

 

SEPT 1 / 2
VENUS in VIR trine SATURN retro in CAP, and opp. LILITH in PISCES (Sept 1), and square JUPITER in SAG (Sept 2).
Good to be in loving Self Alignment and commitment to integrity, while not playing ‘small’ and ‘managerial’ but trusting the abundance of Life and being attuned to our Cosmic ‘wild’ Nature. 

 

SEPT 4 – 6
VENUS opp. NEPTUNE retro in PI.
Let the Love in!
VENUS trine PLUTO retro in CAP.
Naturally empowered and grounded in the Core of your Being – Love.

 

SEPT 13 – Day of the PISCES – VIRGO Full MOON / Harvest Moon.
And: Day of the Sacred Feminine – Friday the 13th!
MERCURY in VIRGO meets VENUS, the day before both enter LIBRA – ruled by VENUS.
Speaking from Love, clearly and in integrity – beauty shines through this.

 

SEPT 14
VENUS goes into LIBRA (until Oct 8)
VENUS being presently the ‘Evening Star’ and also in LIBRA is very peace & harmony, beauty & aesthetics oriented.
It also shows us about our relational ‘bias’ (comparing ourselves / designing ourselves for others / making our life and our choices overly about others).
What does true Balance say?

 

VENUS in VIRGO attracts and helps us in relation to Self Awareness, Alignment, and being of Service.

Which we can access most easily via the area of life related to VIRGO in our chart:

 

1st House:
Showing up aware (don’t be too self-critical!) and self contained attracts.

2nd House:
What you have and value –
Your health and self sufficiency are attractive gifts!

3rd House:
Your environment with its mentality –
Grounding you, and showing you where you can help.

4th House:
Your home & origin –
A workshop / working people?

5th House:
Your creativity, children, and lovers –
Be discerning, use your skills, and do what’s healthy.

6th House:
Your work, health, and lifestyle –
Being in good shape is a good health insurance, and good for your business too.

7th House:
Your significant others –
Doing their thing… Check out what types of people you attract, and discern what kind of relationship is healthy, and in alignment for you.

8th House:
Your deep involvement and transformations –
Which practice helps you, them, and you together?

9th House:
Your travels and worldviews –
Travel on a budget, for work, and to help ‘the world’.

10th House:
Your calling and purpose –
To be in alignment and of service.

11th House:
Your community –
Aware & healthy – wellness practitioners welcome.

12th House:
Your oneness with ALL –
Wholeness as Self-in-All.

 

Blessings for the (precisely) 3 weeks & 4 days of VENUS in VIRGO!
Wishing you a consciously de-light-full time!

 

Check out these Astro Experiences & Creations during VENUS in VIRGO – helping you with Alignment & cosmic-human Wellness: 

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Strength in Self Alignment & Service – MARS in VIRGO (Aug 17 – Oct 3)

15 Aug

Howzit going, with the Roaring Summer?

Has MARS in LEO heated up your Life, ignited your Passion and Confidence, and added Ooomph?
Here’s in review the recent / current Martian Summer Weather since July 1.


Now comes a Martian shift, from fiery LEO to earthy VIRGO, helping us to ‘harvest’ and practically ‘apply’ the super charged heat of the SUMMER!

MARS has been travelling close to the SUN since July, culminating with both in hot LEO end of July to mid-August, and MERCURY & VENUS also joining the Royal Entourage.
What a HOT Summer, energetically and literally… 

VIRGO initiates us into healthy practice and alignment with our cosmic assignment.
MARS will be in VIRGO from Aug 16 until Oct 2 –
To put Love & Confidence into Competence & Service. To actively discern, and even assert, what works for us and what doesn’t, and to work diligently on what we’re passionate about.

STRENGTH, and working with what we LOVE, are key assignments / alignments for the LEO – VIRGO cusp.

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Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card IX Strength – Crystal activation & Photo by Melanie

What is real Strength?

Here is an excerpt of the Voyager Tarot book for XI Strength:

“As Leo the Lion, symbolic of rulership, Strength represents the law of self-dominion. Strength is the free and controlled total expression of your being.

As symbolized by the headrest Shu – Egyptian god of the air who brought order out of chaos – maintain dominion over your mind.

The pool of fiery water symbolizes your emotional control. The hand on the Lion’s face represents dominion over your physical and animal lusts and appetites. The Parthenon is a symbol of your mastery over your worldly life.

Your supportive, non-possessive hands represent the freedom of expression you give to your attributes. Like the singing bird and blossoming flower, don’t be afraid to declare yourself and show your colours. Have the courage of the Lion to be yourself.

Like the half-human, half-animal face, you can put on many masks. Be versatile, a player of many roles. As the fragile but strong egg and butterfly, express yourself in the yin and yang. Strength is living in full accord with the undiluted multiplicity of your spirit.”

 

MARS, once fully in VIRGO, and activated with the VIRGO New MOON on AUG 30, calls us to give energy to healthy & helpful activities, to engage in health / wellness related activism, and to do what’s in alignment with our own wholeness and wellness.
After all, only when we’re well can we help others.
And it’s also a good energy to develop useful and helpful modalities and techniques – incl. skills to deal with conflict.

 

Let’s check out the 

Cosmic Contacts of MARS in VIRGO with other Planets –

…to work optimally with these Energy Combos a la VIRGO.
They show up in three phases:


AUG 24 – 28

MARS freshly in VIRGO is met by VENUS (Aug 24), goes into quincunx with CHIRON retro in ARIES (Aug 25) and into Earth Trine with URANUS retro in TAU (Aug 28).
Doing what you love and what’s in alignment / integrity for you might require asserting this ‘new YOU’ bravely to the world. Very healing and liberating. Allow your body and its sensations to be your ally in this, and embody Freedom.

 

AUG 30 – SEPT 3
The New Moon in VIRGO on Aug 30 comes with MARS. The SUN & MERCURY meet and pass MARS on Sept 2 / 3.
Planting the seed for the New You, in wellness and conscious alignment with what works for you. Communicating passionately about what serves you and how you want to serve.

 

SEPT 8 – 19
The core phase of MARS in VIRGO, when it goes into alignments with several slower moving Planets:
Into Earth Trine with SATURN retro / stat in CAP (Sept 8), into square with JUPITER in SAG (Sept 12), and into opposition with NEPTUNE retro in in PISCES (Sept 13) while VENUS & MERCURY will both go out of VIRGO on Sept 14. Lastly, MARS goes into another Earth Trine with PLUTO retro in CAP on Sept 19.

Quite the initiation into what it means to be in solid integrity and have boundaries, while also in gratitude, abundance consciousness, and to surf the waves of Life. Know you can always retreat into your ‘Soul Cave’ and come out clearer as to what needs to be done.

 

OCT 3
MARS goes into LIBRA (until Nov 18).
Make sure you take care of your own inner balance first before negotiating / asserting fairness and balance with others and in the world.

 

Crafty & Beautifully Tiled Staircase in San Francisco

 

How does MARS in VIRGO affect you, and how can you work best with this energy?

VIRGO questions…

Your SUN, MOON or Planets in VIRGO get a boost of energy – to do what you’re here to do!

And for all of us, wherever VIRGO is in our birth chart this is the area of life to get into gears and get the job done.

1st house:
How you show up.
Work out & work on your Wellness!

2nd house:
What you have and value –
Work on Your Business!

3rd house:
Your Environment –
Join the busy buzz in the City!

4th house:
Your Home –
Perfect time for Home improvement projects!

5th house:
Your Creativity –
How about learning new Skills?

6th house:
Your Work, Health, and Lifestyle –
A good time to establish healthy routines, and start physical exercises.

7th house:
Your significant Others –
Is your relationship healthy and functional? If not you gotta address it.

8th house:
Your deep Involvement and Transformations –
Do you have the desire to analyze what’s going on under the surface? Purging is healthy.

9th house:
Your Travels and Worldviews –
Travel for work and / or wellness!

10th house:
Your calling and purpose –
Service – and to make the World a better place.

11th house:
Your Community –
Collaboration is key.

12th house:
Your Oneness with ALL –
Nothing needs to be done / the business of Isness…
Allow for a change of vibration – from complicated into ease.

 

Fractal Flower

 

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
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My mission is to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.


Wishing you a well-aligned productive time with MARS in VIRGO!

 

Check out these Astro Experiences & Creations during the initial phase of MARS in VIRGO – helping you with Alignment & cosmic-human Wellness: 

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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AQUARIUS – Super-LEO Full MOON (Aug 15) – Love & Liberté

14 Aug

Dear Cosmic Friends,

Are you feeling the AQ – LEO dynamic tension – maybe even dilemma of

Friends & Lovers / Loved Ones
Love for Humanity
Creativity & Co-Creation
Self & Society
Love & Freedom?

 

…all brought out compliments tomorrow’s AQ MOON – LEO SUN / VENUS aka AQ – LEO Full MOON.
As Full Moons do – choices are coming up, and really: the notion to bridge and ‘marry’ what seems polar opposite.
Crystal clear AQ Moon and bright hot LEO Summer Sun – what a pair…!
To bless us with Love & Clarity that leads to, or rather: IS Freedom!

 

Well, this one’s SO strongly LEO emphasized, with VENUS just having met the SUN in LEO yesterday Aug 13, plus there’s a whole entourage around the VENUS ‘ SUN Goddess’ – incl. MERCURY in early LEO, MARS on the ‘Sphinx Point’ at the end of LEO, and also SIRIUS (just risen again on 08/08) with the North Node in mid-CANCER and came out strongly at the Eclipses of July.
Big Solar spotlight there – reflected on the Moonlight – plus AQ is rather a witness / observer.

Angel of Revelation – Painting by William Blake

It’s been a super charged, ‘electric’ build-up time for this FULL MOON, due to the URANUS (Ruler of AQ) turnaround on Aug 11, and MERCURY in LEO about to square URANUS on Aug 16 (see chart).
URANUS brings breakthroughs and liberation, and the Full MOON in AQ can be a ‘transmitter’.

 

All about Liberation, with URANUS / AQ.

Freedom FROM the low vibrational expressions of the LEO – AQ energies

  • LEO Drama & Dominance
  • AQ Isolation and Alienation

And Freedom FOR…

  • Authentic Self Expression. Shining Our Light (LEO)
  • Living Life Lovingly and Creatively (LEO)
  • Connecting with Like-Spirited and Like-Hearted Friends and Community (AQ)
  • Co-Creating in Freedom, and with Synergistic Innovation (AQ)

Reminds me of the spiritual teacher J. Krishnamurti who was born with AQ AC – looked up his birth chart with his late AQ where tonight’s FULL MOON will be! We could use his ‘Freedom from the Known’ teaching – on so many levels. Last year I was with a friend on a personal retreat in the beautiful K-Ctre outside of Victoria. We picked ‘randomly’ some videos to watch, and in one of them Krishnamurti talks about ‘Freedom that has no opposite’ – since as long as there is an opposite (even freedom from… or freedom for) it’s not ultimate Freedom.
A liberating paradigm shift. Back to the ‘hub of the wheel’.

Same goes for Love – only Love without opposite is real Love.

 

Late AQ is in your chart shows the area of life where Lunar Liberation and Co-Creation is ‘full & ripe’ now:

1st House:
How You show up –

BE Liberated!

2nd House:
What you have and value –

Own Your Freedom!

3rd House:
Your Environment –

Co-Create in the City, and with ‘Relatives’ in Humanity!

4th House:
Your Home & Origin –

A Place for Friends!

5th House:
Your Creativity –

You’re a Free-spirited Innovator!

6th House:
Your Work, Health, and Lifestyle –

Cooperation is the Future!

7th House:
Your significant Others –

Liberated Partnerships, and: Is Your Partner Your Friend?!

8th House:
Your deep Involvement and Transformations –

From Loneliness and Distance to Sharing in Humanity?

9th House:
Your Travels and Worldviews –

Meet Like-Spirited Friends in the World – maybe as you Travel or Study?!

10th House: Your calling and Purpose –
Freedom.

11th House:
Your Community –

True Friends and Co-Creators.

12th House:
Your Oneness with ALL –

Always FREE…

 

And AQ – LEO reminds me also of one of my all time favourite quotes:
“We are All Stars in the Constellation of Love!”

 

 

The FULL MOON Map – a Fuller Picture…

Voila – the ‘birth chart’ for the exact FULL MOON tomorrow Aug 15 at 5:29 am PDT, viewed from Victoria BC:

SO much FIRE in the energy field!

Mainly via LEO but also via CHIRON in ARIES (until 2026) – awakening Authenticity Medicine, and via JUPITER in SAG (until Dec 2) – having just turned from retro to direct on Aug 11 – igniting our YES for the Journey of the Heart that elevates our vibration and is a clear YES.


And YES – LEO Rules!

With the message to live from Love, and from radiant Heart energy.
What ignites your Heart?

Cosmic Mother Goddess – Artist unknown

At the Full Moon time, just before Sunrise, LEO is even the Rising Sign, so the LEO SUN rules the chart, and is in the 1st House with VENUS – A Rising SoUlar Goddess – while the AQ MOON is setting in the West.

Reminds me of the fact that the warm and life giving Sun has ‘female gender’ in German – Die Sonne, while the Moon has a ‘male gender’ attributed – Der Mond.
While in the Romance languages The Moon is of course female – La Lune, La Luna while the Sun is male – Le Soleil / El Sol, Il Sole – as Solar energy has been attributed to the Yang-Masculine, and Lunar to the Yin-Feminine – with the Moon cycle being tied to the menstrual cycle – which seems to make more sense – or could be simply conditioned?!

With the AQ – LEO Full MOON dyna-mix – how about experimenting (so URANIAN) with reversing &integrating the polarity, esp, since the Solar (VENUS – SUN) Goddess is rising at the time of the Full Moon?!
Freedom is beyond opposites!

 

SO much fixed energy these days

SUN / MOON / Planets  mostly in fixed signs TAU – LEO – SCO – AQ.
Things can get a bit / a lot! stuck and locked.
Watch for compulsive / controlling behaviour,and instead channel the energy into Love and Passion. The crystal clear AQ Moon helps us find our Love (again?).

 

Sphinx on the Giza Plateau – Photo by Melanie, Epic Egypt Journey Nov 2010…

MARS being initiated by the Sphinx

The Warrior is now at the end of LEO on the ‘Sphinx Point’ – and up for a grounding Initiation as ‘he’ enters VIRGO on Aug 17.

Full fruition of LEO passion and strength –
To be harvested, ‘tamed’, and applied into the VIRGO gifts of skillfulness, awareness & helpfulness.
MARS in VIRGO loves to make things work – cosmic handyman energy.
How’s that for you?

Do those themes show up in the area of life related to your astrological house with LEO – VIRGO in it?

More about MARS in VIRGO (Aug 17 – Oct 2) in the freshly released Astro~News article.


In the ‘Earth department’ there’s of course still the SATURN retro – South Node – PLUTO retro, with the on-going theme

No Time for the Old Empire

SATURN retro in mid CAP travels slowly but surely next to the Lunar South Node (all Spring and Summer 2019).
This ‘smells’ so much like endings, closures, esp. of the shadow / low and heavy vibration of CAP:
Doing things the hard way, resisting and judging (others and self), wasting time and energy (on exactly that, or other rock-solid ineffective / damaging patterns), being the martyr and taking too much on, or a scapegoat, being stuck in pretend security that has a high price, being in guilt or scarcity mode… and getting drained by it all – you get the picture! 

Feels prob heavy even just reading…

This really is the year (the PSE New MOON in CAP next to SATURN on Jan 5 set the tone) to let the ‘Old Empire’ expire. Whatever your inner / outer ‘Old Empire’ is that had its time.
Good to check in with shadows / blind spots…
Find a way of honouring the Old for the purpose it has had, and give it a conscious farewell,  a ceremony perhaps even. And / or notice how symptoms of it / people and experiences that represent simply fall away. 

Energy is freed up for the CANCER-LEO creativity.

The Universe and Nature are infinitely creative.
A Goddess thing ❤

 

EmBodying Freedom

Our friend URANUS the Awakener, still newly in TAURUS – a cosmic focus in turnaround ‘station’ throughout August (went retro on Aug 11), a.k.a. the ‘higher octave’ of MERCURY – wakes up & shakes up MERCURY in early LEO this week, showing us that mental things can shift quickly, and what we ’loved’ and tried to hold on to yesterday is already passé today.
What remains – best way to be anyway – is to Live in the NOW – and to Live from and in LOVE, says LEO.
EmBodied Freedom.

 

I leave it with this now, thought you might appreciate an shorter Astro~News.

Quick tip:
AQUARIUS rules Crystals…
The AQ – LEO Full MOON is the purrrrfect time for a SoLunar Crystal Bath – under the Sunlight, and under the Full Moonlight! 💜

SoLunar Crystal Bath under the AQ – LEO Full Moon – Photo by Melanie, Crystals by Mother Earth

 

With SoLunar Blessings for LOVE & LIBERTÉ! ❤ 

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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2019 Summer Retro Window

13 Aug

The New MOON in LEO on July 31 / Aug 1 CAT-alyzed a Retro Window of 5 – 6 Planets (until Sept 18 / Oct 2 when SATURN & PLUTO go direct again)! 
Not quite like the RETRO Record Summer 2018 with Seven Planets Retro.

But still – also this Summer 2019, with 5 – 6 Planets simultaneously retro we’re been called to go backwards / inwards, to REsolve and RElease, esp. when it comes to old low and unconscious perhaps karmically ‘inherited’ vibrations of… 

Brief RE-view – since it’s out of post-retro ‘storm’ now:
MERCURY in LEO / CANCER (retro July 7 – 31):
Old mental patterns that revolve around oneself, perhaps in dramatic- narcissistic ways. Going in circles, regressing into previous stages of life, living in our memories.

JUPITER in mid SAG (retro since Apr 10 – just turned direct on Aug 11):
Old stories and beliefs that shape our philosophy and outlook on life.

SATURN in mid CAP (retro Apr 29 – Sept 18):
Old REpetitive patterns, karma, blocks and obstacles, being stuck in (self) judgment, taking too much on, carrying too much, being the scapegoat.

CHIRON in early AR (retro July 8 – Dec 12):
Old stressful early life wounds / survival mode wounds.

URANUS in early TAU (just went retro Aug 11 – Jan 10, 2020):
Old attachments and sticky habits that prevent us from embodying our true freedom.

NEPTUNE in mid PI (retro June 21 – Nov 27):
Old overwhelm, confusion, delusions, addictions, feeling victimized, and ways of ‘checking out’ and giving up.

PLUTO in later CAP (retro Apr 24 – Oct 2):
Old (outer and inner) control patterns, old oppressive and abusive powers that prevent us from being in our true Power.

 

12 Olympians – which direction are the Planetary Gods & Goddesses going?

 

.…and find through re-visiting and re-leasing from the ‘inside-out’ more conscious vibrations. as in:

MERCURY in CANCER / LEO:
Being compassionate and caring with ourselves, maybe even going back to our Baby self and the messages s/he received, giving her / him extra care, and showing her / him how loved and welcome s/he is, helps us to express and show ourselves lovingly, passionately, creatively, and heart-fully.

JUPITER in mid SAG:
Finding the Truth about our Gratitude for Life, our Belief in Ourselves, and Walking the Path of Love.

SATURN in mid CAP:
Standing in our Authority & Values, prioritizing what matters most, lightening the load, and working with our Best.

CHIRON in early AR:
The ‘wound’ carries the Medicine. When we experience ourselves as standing alone facing the collective it also brings out the Medicine of being Authentic.

URANUS in early TAU:
Being free from attachments (to habits, stuff, location) leads to emBodying Freedom in so many ways…

NEPTUNE in mid PI:
Dropping into Unity Consciousness, in the Unified Field.

PLUTO in later CAP:
Empowered by and for Evolution.

 

Wishing you well in the Retro Summer 2019!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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MERCURY in LEO (Aug 11 – 29): Speak from the Heart, Roar if Needed, and Show Yourself.

13 Aug

Yayyy – MERCURY came out of the Cancerian mental-emotional labyrinth that’s been on since early June – and also the main scene of the seasonal MERCURY retro phase throughout July – with a brief early LEO intermezzo.

Hopefully we’ve reflected and processed how we feel about these things – and maybe it would have been premature to put that into words… but it’s now.
MERCURY is also coming out of the last one of the post-retro phases – the ‘shadow’, on Aug 15 – the day of the Full Moon. Green light to communicate clearly, and be seen & heard.


With MERCURY in LEO we know what we want, and let the world know.
The ‘only’ (yet potentially glaringly obvious) thing is that the Messenger Archetype is considered ‘in fall’ in LEO – while ‘exalted’ in the polar opposite vibration of AQ. I.o.w., the mind ‘on LEO’ can get quite self absorbed – the world revolves around ME as a mental state, vs. in AQ, it can be more detached, interested in ‘the system’, group consciousness / humanity rather than the Self, and be innovative, even revolutionary.

Disclaimer: I’m talking generically about the Astro Weather here, not about particular people with MERCURY in LEO – since it’s always a unique blend of personality ‘ingredients’ that we carry, plus: we’re called to go to the centre of it all where we’re not identified with / attached to the expression.


But hey – now it’s time to be creative, show & shine…
Everything LEO (Love, Passion, Creativity, yet also the Inner Drama Queen / King and Narcissist) is brought to mind and wants to be communicated.
Best avenue / higher vibe of LEO: Be the Artist and Heart-ist!

 

 

Since MERCURY in LEO goes out of the post-retro shadow on the day of the Full Moon in AQ – LEO…
How about directing our energy to connecting from the Heart before / instead of roaring or making it all about ourselves…. and ‘randomly’ make Heart connections with ‘random’ people around us, not ‘just’ your sweethearts but even anonymously / in encounters with humanity.

But hey, why do we / they crave attention? 
Maybe ‘simply’ to be seen and loved.

YES, communicating from being loving of and proud of ourselves is totally in accord with MERCURY in LEO. 
Give yourself the Love you might miss from others, and tell yourself a new Love Story.

What do you LOVE about yourself?
What do you LOVE about LIFE?
How can you Live Life Lovingly?

And what would LOVE say?
Maybe….

MERCURY in LEO starts with a ROAR (and perhaps up-roar) on AUG 15 / 16, as MERCURY squares URANUS (freshly retro) in early TAU, and trines CHIRON retro in early ARIES!
Which could evoke some unexpected thoughts, and / maybe therapeutically cathartic verbal expressions round freedom from attachments. With CHIRON now retro (since July 8) in ARIES the Medicine is in authenticity – which of course can be vulnerable and raw. But a chance to show others who you really are, behind the veneer.

AUG 15 is also the day of the AQ – LEO FULL MOON (stay tuned for Astro~News specifically for this FM!) – where MERCURY joins the multiple-LEO Party – opposite the AQ MOON (watching the show? being the observer?).
So we’re in another ‘non boring’ and maybe quite dramatic phase (toned down by Planets presently retro).
Rather than going into mental-verbal and of course: dramatic ego mode
(which might be a temptation), can you find the Loving Place in your Heart from which to speak and act, towards yourself and with others?
What are your desires, when it comes to friendship and community?
What would you like to tell Humanity?

“Share your smile with a stranger, and be excellent with each other”, is what our LEO SUN Yoga teacher likes to say at the end of the class.

 

Summer Vibrancy – Photo by Melanie Aug 2019


Next week, AUG 21 – 24, MERCURY will have 4 dates
(3 of them ‘awkward quincunxes that call for integration of what seems ‘strange’) with slower moving Astro Archetypes – their themes really needs to get our loving attention.
The winged Heart Messenger communicates to them in different ways:

It starts on AUG 21, with both a quincunx (exactly 5 signs apart) to SATURN retro in CAP which it rules, and a Fire Trine to JUPITER freshly direct in its own sign SAG. Both JUPITER & SATURN come out very ‘purely’ this year, since they are in their most natural respective Zodiac vibration.
So, here is the chance to address from the Heart what might be challenging (SATURN) – presenting itself as blocks & obstacles, old patterns & conditioning, fear & guilt, heavy energy that’s weighing on us – only to acknowledge it for its purpose, yet be done with it ruling our life – step by step towards the light. 
What does healthy Self Love say to those voices, and that ‘reality’?
And how does understanding of the Truth (JUPITER) give us perspective, space from the tightness of SATURN, new motivation, direction, trust in the abundance and gratitude for the goodness of Life?

On AUG 22, MERCURY goes into another quincunx,  to NEPTUNE retro in PISCES.
Here’s a dynamic between standing out and being seen with / from the Heart, and purrrhaps being passive, anonymous, and in mass consciousness. Or, reconciling these two energies, by being open, receptive, and in the faith & flow – inviting Life to ignite our passion. It  can dissolve the old – you might ‘even’ bathe in Love and release what you’re not anymore – with Love.

Then, in closure of the Planetary Dances for MERCURY in LEO comes another quincunx, with PLUTO retro in CAP, on AUG 24.
Unmasking outer AND inner power structures and their manipulation, through creativity and  passionate Heart communication – and creating transformation from within. Taking the mind out of the ‘time machine’, and into creativity mode. Bringing natural Power back.

 

More about the upcoming AQ – LEO Full Moon on AUG 15 very soon!
Until & beyond then:
Smile (authentically) more often, and practice Heart Language, Cosmic Strangers & Friends!

 

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.
August is Client Appreciation Month in my practice – substantial discounts, esp. if you’ve been my client for years. But even newbies get 11% off!

 

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