Archive | January, 2020

Happy Imbolc / Candlemas / Sainte Brigid’s Days (Feb 1 & 2) – Spring Stirring!

30 Jan

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Friends,

Loving it too?
Now, as the daylight hours are getting obviously longer, the middle of Winter is soon reached, as well as the midpoint of AQUARIUS:

We’re celebrating Imbolc / Candlemas, and Sainte Brigid’s Day (Feb 1 & 2: day – overnight – day).

 

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with the cardinal Turning Points of the Equinoxes and Solstices, and the fixed ‘Gates of Power’: Beltane, Lammas, Samhain / Halloween, and IMBOLC / Brigid’s Day.

 

In the Gaelic / Celtic Calendar, Imbolc is one of the 4 fixed ‘Gates of Power’ of the Zodiac year!

In many areas of the Celtic world, this was the Fire Feast of Brigid the Irish Goddess of hearth and home – yes, more Goddess Celebration!
She is the keeper of the flame, the protector of the home, and a goddess of holy wells and springs.
At Imbolc, her many aspects are being acknowledged, especially that of her role as a deity of transformation(!). 
As the world awakes from the dark slumber of Winter, it is time to cast off the chill of the past, and welcome the warmth of Spring.

 

Found this in a beautiful Imbolc / St. Brigid’s post with lots of inspiration for creativity, crafts, recipes, and ceremony, to honour the season:

Some of the symbols attributed to Brigid are:

The Snowdrop
The first gift of Spring in the bleakness of Winter.

The Swan
The swan mates for life, and represents loyalty, fidelity and faithfulness. Swan feathers are a powerful amulet.

The Flame
Imbolc is a Fire Festival and fire of all kinds is associated with Brigid – the fire of creativity, the protective hearth fire, and her fire wheel – the Brigid Cross, which heralds her as a Sun Goddess.

Brigid’s Cross
This is a traditional fire wheel symbol – found at the hearths of homes throughout Ireland and beyond as a symbol of protection. A customer in the shop recounted finding a hearth in Ireland, in recent years, adorned with over 200 Brigid Crosses – 200 years in the life of a hearth and a family, overlit and protected by Brigid.

Brigid Doll
A very old tradition involved the making of a Brigid doll which can be included in ceremony and/or placed in ‘Bride’s Bed’ to bring fertility and good fortune to the home.

The Serpent
In Celtic mythology Brigid was associated with an awakening hibernating serpent which emerged from its lair at Imbolc. Traditionally serpents were associated with creativity and inspiration – the powerful Kundalini energy of the Eastern Mysteries. Paths of earth energy were called serpent paths and at Imbolc they are stirred from their slumber.

Sheep
Brigid’s festival is at the beginning of lambing – eat ewe’s milk cheese!

Imbolc Colours
White and silver for purity, green for the fresh burst of life.”

 

With the MOON in TAU, in favourable Earth Trine with JUPITER, PLUTO, and SATURN in CAP, square the AQ SUN, and in sextile with NEPTUNE / VENUS in PISCES on Feb 1 / 2, plus LILITH & CHIRON in ARIES now, it’s a wonderful time for Ceremony that honours the New that wants to come forth, for setting up altars and tuning into traditions and the seasons, and for working with the energies that nature provides, to be naturally aligned!

 

Here is a moving read about Irish / Brigid legacy in the New World, trauma of the Feminine, and re-runs of the Spirit of Old when it comes to immigration: Brigid, Magdalene, My Mother, and Me

 

Here in Victoria, snow drops, Rhodo blossoms and even of the first cherry blossom variety have been sighted!
The ground is greening again.
Brigid’s blessings…!

A dedication by Ann Mortifee, from her wonderful book In Love with the Mystery:

“SPRING APPEARS

Just when you think the Winter will never cease, suddenly Spring appears.
So it is with sadness, sorrow, loneliness, or loss. Everything has its day and its season.
A new bud will appear where a barren twig lay empty. A fresh start will burst forth with the first green leaf.
An unexpected possibility, a new life, will be felt among the ruins. 

Have faith. Expect the impossible. Trust the unfolding nature of life. Wait an eternity if need be.
Spring, inevitable, will surely come.”

 

Much Love, Seasonal and Celestial Blessings!

Melanie

 

© 2020 by Melanie Lichtinger 

 

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Why?
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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.

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Crystalline AQUARIUS New Moon 2020 (Jan 24) – Co-Innovation

23 Jan

Greetings, dear Reader & Co-Leader in the Star CommUnity!

SO much freshness & newness that’s only kicking in NOW (while the calendar New Year still carried lots of the old energies)!

Co-Innovation was the word that popped up via my intuitive voice this morning upon waking up, for the AQ New MOON tomorrow.
A theme to co-wake up into, as Humanity…


… while the Old and unsustainable is expiring & expired.
Too heavy for those whose shoulders carried the the load, and for Mother Earth and all her Beings & Eco Systems.

No more Keeping Calm & Carrying (on) in that sense!

 

Feeling the stirring?
Spring before Spring is kicking in, as LILITH enters ARIES next Mon Jan 27– delivered by tomorrow’s AQ New Moon.
What’s new & wild & free and emerging NOW?

The Metal RAT Year that starts on Sun Jan 25 right after the AQ New Moon matches & extends the AQ energy of innovation and out of the box thinking / emerging out of the old matrix / old rat race.

 

URANUS Rules AQUARIUS
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

This AQ New Moon brings fluid-crystalline energy! 

The hard & solid Earth energy of CAP (the Rock) turns with Airy AQ into crystalline transparency.
The ‘Water’ in AQ the ‘Water Bearer’ stands for activating Free Energy on all levels – here also shown as ‘watering’ the 7 Lotus Blossoms of the 7 Chakras.


The early AQ New Moon is close to the
Cusp from CAP to AQ (which the SUN just crossed on Jan 20).

I like to call that Zodiac cusp the ‘Prometheus Point’ / ‘Light Leaders Point’ and ‘Community Building Point’. The Light Leader, like Prometheus, brings the Light, Insight, and ‘Tools from the Gods’ to Humanity.
And in post-CAP mode, we also realize that our own work and achievements only go so far. Cooperation in Community of Light Leaders & Innovators is key. And it’s gotta be a good match & synergy – since early AQ has a LIBRA undertone.

 

The Voyager Tarot Crystal Family calls to be seen!

Maybe also to remind us to (re)connect with our Inner and Outer Crystal Family?

Voyager Tarot works SO well together with Astrology.
A synergistic AQ match that is always fresh and uniquely customized to what needs to be seen in an Astro – Tarot Alchemy session.
My clients LOVE them and what they show.

One reason why I resonate with the Voyager deck (that I first discovered when its creator. Jim Wanless introduced it in a workshop at an esoteric bookshop in Germany in the 1990’s) is that Family cards replace the Royalty or Court cards in the trad. Tarot. The Family cards represent Inner Child, Inner Man, Inner Woman, and Inner Sage – and also outer real People in your Life.
Another aspect is that Crystals replace the Swords in the trad. Tarot – which symbolize the mind. Rather than the old  model of the mind as a ‘cutting tool’ / sword of justice etc, the mind is (like) a Crystal – clear, multi-faceted, and creative. It contains light and consciousness, and translates the light of consciousness into forms of creation.

 

So, here’s the Voyager Crystal Family

In the Voyager Families the sequence is Child – Man – Woman – Sage:
Freshness & New Life – Creating & Building – Containing & Protecting – Wholeness & Integration

 

CHILD of CRYSTALS – Learner

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card Child of Crystals – Learner

The AQ New Moon, CNY of the Metal Rat and the Lunar North Node entering GEMINI in June (for 1 1/2 years) all show:
All fresh & new – so much to learn (and un-learn in the process)!

Let’s activate the Inner Crystal Child who’s in awe of Life.

Like in a Crystal cave – which this life is – there’s so much awe and wonder.

Time to not just explore ‘what’s out there’ in the world and on the screen but the inner Crystal cave of the Mind – with Beginner’s Mind.
Time to break free from old fears, fears of the known and believed-in stories (South Node going into SAG) or fear of the new and imagined.
Time to step into this Wild & Wondrous Life (as LILITH into ARIES also kicks us into), and to see the World from the Eye of the Child and the Learner.

And perhaps literally:
Let’s recognize and learn from the Crystal Children!

 

MAN of CRYSTALS – Inventor

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card Man of Crystals – Inventor

The Voyager Tarot card Man of Crystals – Inventor expresses the AQ energy very well – experimentation, no expectation.
Play with original ideas & innovation.

AQ and this card are also about the energy of the scientist & genius, as well as outsider if ‘too unique’ and not understood. No need to be isolated / ice-olated in your lonely lab / life.
That’s where community & co-innovation comes in. Find your circle.

AQ is ruled by URANUS – now freshly in TAU (2019 – 2026).
And the early AQ New Moon squares URANUS (see chart below) –

Co-Revolutionize the world.

 

WOMAN of CRYSTALS – Guardian

Crystal Activated Voyager Tarot card Woman of Crystals – Guardian

The Inner Guardian Woman reminds us to cultivate the Mind through inward focus (Third Eye Sapphire), relaxed concentration, and to protect it against influences of distraction, exploitation, confusion and overwhelm.

Diamond Mind is what guards us from being distracted by ‘shiny objects’. Intuition can shine and penetrate like light through ‘the noise’,
Being mindful, meditating, and calming of the mind are her gifts.
Which also helps in practices and paths that heal (with) the mind.

All so important for all the newness & learning and experimentation & co-creation that’s knocking at the door now.

Time to honour and work with Crystal Woman!

 

SAGE of CRYSTALS – Knower

Crystal Activated Voyager Tarot card Sage of Crystals Knower 

Just like the ancient crystals that have evolved over long time, we have developed knowing and understanding over our life time(s) of learning.

The cosmic Crystal Elder (personified with a profile of A. Einstein) shows us: Within us is the potential to see the big picture, and ‘beyond the box of dimensional consensus reality’ – and are able to synthesize  and bring ‘Insights from out of this World’ to Humanity and everyone who’s resonant.

The Crystal Elder has ‘seen it all’, knows something about working with the mind in all its reflecting facets, and has no investment / agenda about teaching / preaching while offering timeless wisdom and experience that provokes reflection.

Let’s invite the (inner & outer) Crystal Elders and Mentors to help us move into a World with New Consciousness.

 

 

The whole Crystal Family & Community is welcome to & present for 

The AQUARIUS New Moon 

Let’s hear it from the Astro language what the AQ New Moon offers – and what a NEWly offered Oracle for its degree says.

Overall, a much freer & fresher energy already, since the super earthy / super CAP phase from Christmas to just recently, concentrated round the SATURN – PLUTO conjunction on Jan 12, just after the CAN – CAP FM / Partial Lunar Eclipse, on Jan 10.


In true blue AQ fashion, the AQ New Moon transmits unique & unusual energy:

 

  • NO Planet Retro at this time (until Feb 16 when MERCURY goes retro) – green light for  new manifestations in co-creation and innovation, in the area of your chart relating to early AQ.

 

  • All Planets between mid-SAG and early TAU, with a strong concentration in the Winter signs CAP, AQ, and PI  (called a ‘Bowl’)- with the North Node in early CAN in contrast – extended into a ‘Bucket’ shape as a Planetary Pattern. The ‘handle’ of the Bucket is the North Node in early CANCER which picks up what’s in the Bowl.
    I.o.w. what are all the motivations, gifts, resources, co-creation and connections leading to newness channeled into? Who picks them up and carries them forward? Whom are we doing this for?
    Early CAN says: Our Families, World Family of Human, Animal, Plant, and Mineral Beings. Our HOME the Earth.

 

  • The Chart & present Zeitgeist are very Aquarian / Uranian!
    The SUN in AQ just squared on  Jan 22 and the New MOON will square on Jan 24 URANUS – Ruling Planet of AQ, and MERCURY is now also in its exalted (trad. best) position, in AQ.
    All adding up to lots of discussion in society, esp. about all things related to Freedom & Innovation.

 

Here’s the

Birth chart of the AQ New Moon 

Exact tomorrow Jan 24 at 1:42 pm PST

As you also see in the picture also – and prob feel it:

  • There’s a build-up of a mutable square between VENUS / NEPTUNE in PISCES (exact on Jan 27, also met by the PISCES MOON on Jan 28) with MARS in SAG (squared by VENUS on Jan 26, and squaring NEPTUNE on Jan 28).
    What’s that all about?
    One big connector vector… with VENUS in her PISCEan exaltation & bliss as the centre of it all…
    Lots of energy swirling and moving, like wild waves, horses & Sea Horses.
    Can you sail & surf & dance with it all? Love IS ~~~ and comes in so many ways & waves…
    Amor, Amor, Amor…
    Open & follow your Heart, and let it connect you, and carry you to your calling.

 

Perfect lead-over to a NEW (to me)

Oracle for the New Moon Degree

from Inside Degrees by Ellias Lonsdale – which a long-time overseas client pointed out to me this week…
Big Gratitude, E.W.!

 

The New Moon will be at 4º21′ AQ.

“AQUARIUS 4

Many Fireflies at Dusk

 

Fireflies on the Path – photo from Flickr

 

You become aware all at once of staggering things, of astounding things, of world-shattering things. States of revelation. You are being called inwardly to shake off the slumber of the common day and to heed the stirrings of the future.
Capable of bounding leaps, your are infused with a spirit of new beginnings.
Especially strongly drawn toward altered states and threshold awareness. You’ve been brought to places where all of the shared assumptions and ideologies become pale and lifeless, and something other sparks recognition and pursuit. Collectively inspired to find alternatives, to seek a vision, to gather with those who are similarly touched, you are in on the ground floor of new movements and innovative discoveries. And full of wonder and awe at the process, and at a whole way of things in worlds such as this one.”

 

In deep awe & gratitude for this confirmation!!!

This is to Co-Innovation in the coherent wild & wonderful Dance of Life!
If Fireflies can glow in the dark so can we Light Beings!

 

With Love,

Melanie

 

© 2020 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 yourself in 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!    

Feeling called to explore your own Cosmic Map, and how it can guide you on your Earthly Journey? Come over / let’s meet online, for Your private Astro session!

 

ASTRO EVENTS


She’s coming UP!
Excited to invite you to the

* Special ASTRO PARLOUR *
LILITH into ARIES (Jan 27 – Oct 21, 2020) –
Show UP in Your True Nature!

WHEN
THU JAN 30
2 groups to choose from – both in person / with online (zoom / skype) participation option
3:30 – 5:30 PM PST
6:30 – 8:30 PM PST

Suitable for all levels of Astro background.
Join us in person or online, via zoom.
FB event with details

To register or for your questions pls contact me via email: licht@islandnet.com.

 

 

Show UP in Your True Nature! LILITH Emergence in ARIES (Jan 27 – Oct 21, 2020)

22 Jan

Greetings, dear Wild & Free Beings!

You probably like the sound of the ASTRO News I have for you:

 

It’s true, and immanent – only 5 days, before SHE comes!

LILITH, representative of the ‘Wild Woman’* Archetype, is not only shifting signs (every 9 months), as ‘she’ emerges out of the Waters of PISCES (where ‘she’s’ been immersed in since May 3, 2019) into ARIES where everything starts – ‘she’ also starts a new 9 year Zodiac cycle!


* Ultimately of course, ‘wild’ LILITH represents our True, ‘Wild’ Nature that’s always unconditionally FREE and time unbound. *

 

PISCES-to-ARIES ~~~~ Out of Oneness comes the ONE.
Having tuned into Connectedness & Oneness while / when being ‘wild & free’ and unconditioned has been a LILITH in PISCES initiation in the last 9 months, esp. evoked via life situations relating to the House where PISCES is in your chart – for you too?

Big Wave Surfer Maya Gabeira – PISCES to ARIES is a fierce, heroic, exhilarating, adventurous realm.

 


Nature and our True Nature are intrinsically always in Oneness, Ease and Flow, in the Web of Life & Love.
And when the connection isn’t present LILITH would disengage / ‘swim away’ and release stuck energies.

Having made all these connections,  connecting the dots, connecting with the ‘Wild & Free Self’, and also witnessing the disappearance of the Wild… Now it’s time to Show UP – as we truly are here-now, and get things going (rather than more reflection, delay, blame…). Everybody can do something.

The Chinese New Year of the Yang Metal RAT (starting Jan 25, just 2 days before LILITH emerges in ARIES) gives a boost for this, and also starts a new 12-year Chinese Animal cycle.
Also a time to try ourselves out in new ways a la ARIES, and to be the Warrior of Presence and Newness.

How do YOU emerge & show up now, after an adventure (outer or inner) that could have taken you under?
And what do you DO with / in this ONE precious LIFE? 

 

 

Another sad yet ever so present theme of LILITH moving from PISCES to ARIES:
So many animals are now on the brink of extinction or already ‘gone under’.

Please consider supporting the Animals via Humane Society! And come to Donation Days next week if you’re low income – all proceeds go to HS.

 

So heartening to see the images of killed and barely surviving Koalas, Kangaroos, and other wildlife in Australia, after the devastating bush fires, some of which are being thankfully rescued and cared for now by organizations like the Humane Society.


Yes, PISCES to ARIES is also the survivor.
Surviving in the Wild.
Surviving of the Wild.

 

 

While in ARIES, LILITH will make these Contacts with other Planetary Archetypes.

The energy will be activated at least a week before and some days after the alignment.
Integration of its effects takes longer of course.

 

Feb 9 – Day of the LEO – AQ Full Moon 
VENUS freshly in ARIES (Feb 7 – March 4) will meet LILITH & also CHIRON, on the Emergence Point.
Wild & Free Goddess emerging & attracting (from) our adventure Spirit – Medicine to come Alive.

 

March 1
LILITH freshly in ARIES will be in T-Square with the Lunar South Node in CAP & the Lunar North Node in CAN.
To ‘overcome’ and drop the heaviness of the Old & Cold & Told, let’s just show up like Spring and nurture what’s here-now.

 

March 4
LILITH freshly in ARIES will meet CHIRON.
Being authentic, stepping out of collective conditioning and taking initiative is the Medicine.

 

March 24
The powerful Spring Equinox NEW MOON in ARIES
will come with LILITH & CHIRON, supporting this freshness of Showing UP and starting a-new.

 

July 28
LILITH will square JUPITER retro in CAP.
Understanding what it takes to outgrow the Old Regime might feel daunting yet every step counts, and being in the Present matters.

 

Aug 10
MARS in ARIES will meet LILITH – and again closely throughout August & September (due to MARS retro in ARIES this year). Now that’s quite a fierce energy!

 

Aug 19
LILITH will go into square with PLUTO in CAP, and into square with SATURN on Sept 12 – active all throughout Sept & early Oct.
Which brings intrinsically powered groundedness and purpose to the picture. It can also turn into fierce activism and uprising against the ‘Old Empire’ and its power and authority structures.
How can your showing UP set a precedent & example and help others too?
What would be the highest purpose of Emergence as-You?

 

 

LILITH is 9 months in a Zodiac sign, and has a 9-year cycle.

‘She’ returns to the energy in our birth chart every 9 years.
I.o.w., at ages 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, and 90, we have our LILITH Return.

Are you in one of these ages?
Then your LILITH might be in ARIES and you have your LILITH Return!
An important year to re-claim your natural wild way of Being YOU.

 

 

LILITH in ARIES (meeting CHIRON) in the ARIES House in your Birth Chart (and Local Chart)…

…is this year activating Freedom & Wildness Medicine, emerging via these areas of your Life:

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card VII of Worlds – Breakthrough


1st House
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House
Your Environment

4th House
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.

 

And there’s more to LILITH in ARIES… to be explored in our LILITH Parlour on Jan 30.
Join us in person or online.

 

This is to our Wild & Free Nature – RE-emerging in ARIES Freshness & Newness!

Melanie

 

© 2020 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 yourself in 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!    

Feeling called to explore your own Cosmic Map, and how it can guide you on your Earthly Journey? Come over / let’s meet online, for Your private Astro session!

 

ASTRO EVENTS


She’s coming UP!
Excited to invite you to the

* Special ASTRO PARLOUR *
LILITH into ARIES (Jan 27 – Oct 21, 2020) –
Show UP in Your True Nature!

WHEN
THU JAN 30
2 groups to choose from 
3:30 – 5:30 PM PST
6:30 – 8:30 PM PST
Join us in person in Victoria, or online.

Suitable for all levels of Astro background.
Join us in person or online, via zoom.
FB event with details

To register or for your questions pls contact me via email: licht@islandnet.com.

 

 

Happy CHINESE NEW YEAR of the Yang Metal RAT (Jan 25, 2020 – Feb 11, 2021)!

22 Jan

Dear Astro~News blog Reader,

Are you ‘into’ Chinese Astrology?
Using it for Feng Shui?
‘Simply’ curious?

Here’s my East-West honouring of the Chinese New Year.

 

The Upcoming New Moon on Fri Jan 24 at 1:42 pm PST at 4º22’ AQ initiates the CHINESE NEW YEAR of the Yang Metal RAT, starting on the following day, Jan 25.

 

In BC, with strong Chinese communities esp. in Vancouver, there’s quite an awareness of Chinese Astrology. And Victoria has the oldest Chinatown in Canada! Even though, the Chinese population is only about 3500 (4%), Chinese New Year Celebrations are alive and well – a well-loved tradition in the City.

 

Dragon Guardians in Victoria’s Chinatown – Photo by Melanie


The Chinese New Year will be celebrated Chinatown on Sun Jan 26 (always on the Sunday after the CNY) – w
ith traditional Dragon Dance performances & Lion’s Dance, before the Lions walk through the streets of Chinatown to visit the shops, bring blessings, catch the lettuce hanging down from the door frames for them, and snatch the bills and red envelopes for the Chinese Benevolent Society.

The BIG Vancouver CNY Parade will be also on Jan 26. 
Metro Vancouver has a large Chinese population of about 475 000 (about 20%)!

 

METAL RAT Year on the Horizon…

Spring is already in the air, and shows up from the ground up, here on the West Coast (even though the weather report predicts on-going rain season over the next week…).

The AIR gets cleared for this year’s So(u)lar union / New MOON in airy AQ, on Jan 24.
Jan 25, the day after the 2nd New Moon after Winter Solstice (first one was the Ring of Fire Eclipse in CAP on Dec 25 / 26), is the start of the CHINESE NEW YEAR in China, all over South-East Asia, and in Chinese communities worldwide.

The Yin Earth PIG Year (since Feb 5, 2019) – with JUPITER in SAG, and URANUS freshly in TAU brought abundant gifts for enjoyment yet also collective understanding of the effects of over consumption at the expense of Mother EARTH.

With these qualities (hopefully!) established, let’s invite the Yang Metal RAT to initiate a new cycle of fierce, innovative and resourceful action.
There’s of course more to the Metal RAT… 

Check out my perspectives below.

 

Dragon Dance at CNY Celebrations in Victoria’s Chinatown – photo by moi

 

Chinese ‘Astrology’ (Animal & Element Cycles) – Intro

The Chinese calendar is Lunar based (as in Islamic, Mayan, Native American cultures), and therefore the New Year varies every year.
It traditionally starts with the day following the second New Moon after Winter Solstice.

Yes, there is also a Chinese Astrology based on the planetary movements in relation to the star constellations of the Zodiac, like our Western Astrology system. But we’re not going there here… wayyy too complex.

The more popular Chinese system is based on two interlocking ‘wheels’ of cycles:

The Cycle of the 12 Animals = 12 earthly branches. These are in sequence:
Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.

The cycle of the 5 Elements = 5 heavenly stems: 
Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood.
Therefore, there are 60 possible Animal & Element combinations, repeating every 60 years. 

The Elements stay ‘on’ for 2 years, with alternating Yang and Yin polarity.
For instance, after a Yin Earth Pig year (from Feb 5, 2019 – Jan 24, 2020) comes a Yang Metal Rat year (Jan 25, 2020 – Feb 11, 2021).

These Chinese cycles aren’t directly based on planetary cycles or related to star constellations.
But the 12-year animal cycle corresponds roughly with the 12-year JUPITER transit cycle – in the year when you have your JUPITER Return you also have the Return of your Chinese year Animal.

If you were born in the Year of the RAT this coming year opens a personal new 12-year cycle for you.
AND you likely also have your JUPITER Return Year (JUPITER is in the same sign in the Zodiac where it was when you were born, either late SAG or CAP).
It’s said to be a good time for travel, and expansion of your business and life in general.

 

Chinese Character Shu – Rat

The last Yang METAL RAT Year was Jan 28, 1960 – Feb 14, 1961.
If you’re about 60 years old, you have this year your Chinese Element / Animal Return (together with the Western Astrology 2nd SATURN and 5th JUPITER Return).

In case you have grandchildren 60 years younger than you, you share your Animal / Element combo with them.

The last RAT Years (with different Element combinations) were 1924-25, 1936-37, 1948-49, 1960-61, 1972-73, 1984-85, 1996-97, 2008-09.
Please find specific dates, and a more detailed intro to the Chinese Elements and Animal Cycles here

 

For the RAT Years, check out this table:

Start date End date Heavenly Branch
24 Jan 1936  10 Feb 1937 Fire RAT
10 Feb 1948    28 Jan 1949 Earth RAT
28 Jan 1960    14 Feb 1961 Metal RAT
15 Feb 1972    2 Feb 1973 Water RAT
2 Feb 1984    19 Feb 1985 Wood RAT
19 Feb 1996    6 Feb 1997 Fire RAT
7 Feb 2008    25 Jan 2009 Earth RAT
25 Jan 2020    11 Feb 2021 Metal RAT

The next RAT years will be 2032-33 (Water), 2044-43 (Wood), 2056-57 (Fire). Details here.

So these are the cycles of yearly Animals who come with changing Elements, and the Yin / Yang association of each Animal.

Yet, the Chinese cyclical system has more combinations than just the yearly ones – the so-called Four Pillars:

  • The Yin-Yang Animal / Element of the YEAR – the ‘Outer Animal’.
    …which would in Western Astrology compare with the sign JUPITER was in at the year of birth.
  • The Yin-Yang Animal / Element of the MONTH of birth – a.k.a. ‘Inner Animal’.
    …which would compare with the 12 Zodiac SUN sign cycle.
  • The  Yin-Yang Animal / Element of the DAY of the week – a.k.a. ‘Private Animal’.
    …which would roughly compare with the MOON sign.
  • The Yin-Yang Animal / Element of the HOUR of birth – a.k.a. ‘Secret Animal’ – only people who know your birth time would know it. With a 2-hour range per Animal.
    …comparable with AC signs in he Western system.

As you see, the system is much more differentiated and complex in its combinations and variables than at first glance, with just the ‘Year of the…’.
12 x 5 Year combos, 12 x 5 Month combos, 12 x 5 Day combos, and 12 x 5 Hour combos = total 12,960,000 combos are possible!

In Your 4 Pillars, you can have either of the Animals and Elements, with 12 Animals x 5 Elements = 60 possible combinations in each pillar. In the 4 Pillars 60 x 60 x 60 x 60 different variations are possible = 12,960 000!
This much for the statement: “I’m a RAT!”
If that’s the (outer) animal of the YEAR for you, check out which of the 5 Elements it belongs to, and also what’s in your other 3 Pillars!
Here’s a good BaZi Calculator for the 4 Pillars of Your Chinese Animal & Element of the Year, Month, Day, and Hour.

 

 

The Yin Earth PIG Year in Review

The PIG is the last of the 12 Chinese Animals.

The PIG is considered Yin by nature, and its Element is Water.
Thus, it is commonly associated with emotions and intuitions – fitting its association with the Western Zodiac sign of SCORPIO.

The PIG was the 2nd year in the EARTH Element (Yang DOG and Yin PIG) – the Element of the Centre. Simultaneously, SATURN has been in own earthy sign of CAP – since Dec 2017, until Dec 2020, during both EARTH years of Dog & Pig. In the METAL RAT year, SATURN will be on the cusp to AQ – very fitting again.

With the EARTH Element, a grounding, stabilizing, and balancing energy has been important, offered, and was required(!).
PLUTO has been also in CAP, and JUPITER followed, on Dec 2, 2019.
A super CAP concentration, climaxing with the SATURN – PLUTO conjunction on Jan 12, 2020 corresponded with the ending of the two EARTH years.
As URANUS also shifted into earthy TAU last year, a lot of unsettling energy has been waking & shaking us up from old habits and attachments, and for new freedom.

EARTH is in the Chinese system associated with

  • The Centre (also in Feng Shui / the BaGua)
  • The Change of Seasons (rather than ONE season)
  • The Planet SATURN – corresponds with SATURN in earthy CAP (this year in transition to AQ).
  • The Colour Yellow.
  • The Yellow Dragon.
  • The digestive system, spleen, and stomach.

It’s been good to strengthen / be supported by all those attributes, always, and esp. in these two EARTH years.

 

Do these following PIG Characteristics relate to your last year (and to PIG in your 4 Pillars)?

PIGs love pleasure, and for them as watery Zodiac beings, this includes the pleasures of delving into their emotional turmoil and depths (fits the SCORPIO association of the PIG) – even though this might appear to the outside world as self-indulgence and ‘rolling in the mud’.
Their Yin Nature makes them rather withdrawn, enjoying the quiet and peaceful of a private setting. They’re dedicated to home, family, and children, and known to make the best out of every situation. 
They’re sociable, trusting, passionate, intelligent, and endowed with a good instinct and common sense, hence sought-after caring and empathetic friends, mentors and advisers.
Since they love enjoyment and the good things in life they’re great hosts who love to entertain their friends, yet can tend towards indulgence and materialism – reflected in the shadow of JUPITER this year in SAG – “more is better”.
Good to channel the energy into true Happiness from within.

PIGs seek beauty and sensual love, yet also need a partner who gives them space to explore their own emotional life.
Their shadow is to be overly trusting and naive (“just because it’s enjoyable doesn’t mean it’s good for you”), which may have them flip into its polar opposite (like SCORPIO can do) of setting high standards, being suspicious and pessimistic.

 

PIG characteristics have shown up in the Earth PIG YEAR 2019 – 2020 for sure – light & shadow:
Another year with strong pleasure, indulgence & convenience focus – speaking of the privileged world – in stark contrast with war zones and countries where all the ‘toys’ are being produced, often under inhumane, abusive conditions.

But hey, literally, our indulgence and more more more consumerism, driven by the economy that’s catering to ‘convenience’ and manipulating personal egos, and with the big trail of waste production & disposal leaves a legacy that shows:

Pigs are way cleaner animals than humans.

Thankfully, Earth Protectors are standing up and leading by example (ever so slowly) catching on:
Let’s clean up our act, and step out of the consumer pig sty!
SATURN / PLUTO in CAP agree: Can’t go on like this.
Off to a suicide mission for humans and other species on Mother EARTH.

Let’s contribute to consciousness in action, as in fulfillment in simplicity.
Less is more (says also JUPITER now in CAP) so that the ship can be turned around.
Otherwise, the RATs are the first to desert the sinking ship….

The SCORPIOnic quality of the PIG to become aware of the shadow and dark side of things was certainly also ON globally, esp. re: media deception, climate crisis, etc. Truly overwhelming… at the end of the cycle with PIG.

QU / Challenge for the smart & resourceful Yang METAL RAT year – starting a new cycle:
What are we doing about it all?

 

 

The Yang Metal (White) RAT, and its Year

A New 12-Year Chinese Zodiac Cycle starts with RAT.

RAT is the First Animal in the Chinese Zodiac – and known for its initiative and fresh ideas.
It just loves to start things – yet it doesn’t enjoy so much carrying things through and doing routine activities.

This is to exciting newness in 2020!

RAT the initiator is also mirrored by the fact that 2020 marks endings & new beginnings of several Planetary Cycles:

 

  • The most epic one with on-going effects:
    SATURN / PLUTO
    Their conjunction in CAP was Jan 12, 2020, every 37 – 38 years).
    Breakdown & disintegration of old societal and internalized structures & programs, giving way for taking the best & rebuilding from integrity, inner authority & power – a
    New Era begins. RAT is a resourceful survivor.

 

  • JUPITER / PLUTO
    Their 3 conjunctions in CAP will be Apr 4, June 28, and Nov 12, 2020, ending a 13-year cycle since 2007 and beginning a new one.

    Big time change through understanding & outgrowing the old system. The Power of resourcefulness, voluntary simplicity, and quality over quantity. Time to bring out our Best – from our Soul Essence.
    RAT is so creative and propitious – when accessing our true Gold.

 

  • JUPITER / SATURN
    Their conjunction on Dec 21 / Winter Solstice 2020
    – just days after both Planets will be OUT of CAP, coming together at 1° AQ – and starting a new 20-year cycle.
    The now ending socio-economic-political cycle began in 2000 in TAURUS
    : Conservative political leadership, territorialism, consumerism, and thankfully at least also a growing concern for Nature.

    Their alignment on the cusp of AQ initiates two decades of collaboration and social responsibility of all Humanity – beyond CAP hierarchies.
    RAT, be positively social!

 

  • LILITH enters ARIES, and starts a new 9-year cycle, on Jan 27, 2020, right after the beginning of the Metal RAT year.
    Supporting our wild & free ‘RAT’ Nature to help us show up authentically and make baby steps into the New World.

 

  • Plus, MARS, Ruler of ARIES will be IN ARIES for almost ½ of the RAT year, June 27 – Jan 7, 2021, due to retro phase in ARIES Sept 9 – Nov 13.
    Time to re-activate Hero-Initiator-Warrior Energy. The Yang Metal RAT helps.

 

Back to the RAT!


They’re very smart, perceptive, and solution oriented.
RATs figure things out, are
industrious, resourceful, and resilient – qualities that correspond well with this year’s stellium of JUPITER – SATURN – PLUTO in CAP.

RATs need and give lots of attention. Even though, they’re charming, sociable and like company, their self interest tends to come first. Which can be a great survival asset – or a social issue.
But hey, RATs are also known to jump off a sinking boat to rescue their kin.

RATs are naturally cheerful, curious and love surprises.
They can quickly loose interest and have little patience yet are also adaptable to necessary changes.
The year of swift and self-motivated RAT rewards & requires these life and work / business skills. RATs are ambitious and love succeeding at what they’re up to.
They have to watch not to live by ‘the end justifies the means’ or being too greedy.

 

The Western association of RAT is SAGITTARIUS.
With the high note of generosity – esp. towards the ones RAT loves, and skillful at looking for and finding opportunities, and the shadow of turning good judgment into being shrewd and becoming an opportunist.

 

RAT in the 1st Triad of Power
RAT is in the Chinese Zodiac system part of the 1st Triad – of Power, and buddies with Dragon & Monkey.
All 3 Animals are powerful and capable of great good and great destruction – hence the key is ego control and transformation of shadow to light.
All 3 have potent energy and unpredictability. Their gifts of intelligence, charisma, authority, confidence, and eloquence need to be used and channeled wisely.

 

RAT starts a new Element: METAL (2nd METAL Animal will be the METAL OX next year). METAL is in the Chinese system associated with 

  • The West
  • The Fall Season
  • The respiratory system & lungs & large intestine.
    Uhhh, protecting the respiratory tract from viruses…
  • The Planet VENUS (which will go retro this year, May 12 – June 24)
  • The Colour White – hence also: White RAT
  • METAL objects & forms. In Feng Shui, these include round forms, circles, spheres, coins.

It’s good to strengthen / be supported by all those attributes, always, and esp. in these two METAL years.

 

 

The Yang Metal RAT Year to come

Overall, a lucky year, according to Chinese Astrology.
New, innovative approaches to old issues can pop up now.
What’s been initiated in the RAT year (with smart foresight) has a good chance to flourish. It’s a Yang Animal, and pro-active energy is supported.

RATs love building nests for their abundant offspring. And the Lunar North Node will go over the ‘Nesting Point’ from CANCER to GEMINI in June. Find your ‘Nest’ for Creativity!

The METAL influence relates literally to money and values, as well as technology.
It would be smart to assess our financial portfolio and keep an eye on the economy where there can be turbulences, compliments URANUS in early TAURUS – an influence until 2026 which is disruptive yet liberating from the old established structures.

The RAT pushes for newness. 
And a new JUPITER – SATURN cycle beginning end of the year, just after the U.S. Presidential Elections supports this. As mentioned, time for more collaboration and co-creation, beyond old hierarchies and power-over-structures.

 

 

FENG SHUI for the Chinese New Year of the Metal RAT

Why not being RAT smart & pragmatic and joining millions of people in the Chinese influenced culture?
For the Chinese New Year of the METAL RAT – starting a new 12-year Cycle! -, and round the New Moon in AQ
(well, never too late or too early) it’s an excellent time to Feng Shui your Home & Life! 

FENG SHUI helps with organizing and streamlining our environment – which makes life simpler, easier, more enjoyable, and directs the energy flow in optimal and naturally aligned ways.

I’ve compiled the best Feng Shui Tips from workshops I took with Masters in the Art.
An easy digest that you can apply immediately.

You can order my 14 pages
Feng Shui Tips E-Booklet for $8.88
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I email it to you upon payment.

 

Happy New Year of the Yang Metal RAT! 

Melanie

 

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MERCURY enters AQUARIUS (Jan 16), and the SUN follows on Jan 20: Prometheans, Innovators & Light Leaders, Unite, in Cooperation!

17 Jan

AQUARIAN Times Ahead!

After the late CAPRICORN concentration, culminating on JAN 12 with the SATURN – PLUTO conjunction, first MERCURY (today JAN 16 at 10:31 am PST), and then the SUN (on JAN 20 at 6:55 am PST) cross over the ‘Prometheus Point’, and enter AQUARIUS!


MERCURY will be in AQ for 18 days, until FEB 3 – and come back MARCH 4 – 16.
You guessed it, MERCURY retro is in the making…
The SUN will be in AQ as ‘usual’ from JAN 20 – FEB 18.


AQ usually ‘hosts’ the Chinese New Year – on the day after the 2nd New Moon after Winter Solstice. The AQ New Moon will be on JAN 24, and the Chinese New Year of the Yang METAL RAT will start on JAN 25.

After a phase with SO much EARTH, and big stretches of NO AIR in the elemental mix (except for the MOON in her Journey through the Zodiac) AQ is a welcome and uplifting energy, as the most solid & rocky Earth of CAP turns into Aquarian AIR.
VENUS was the first to go through AQ
(Dec 19 – Jan 13), and now it’s MERCURY’s turn, followed by the SUN.

 

 

Wintry Clarity – photo by moi today Jan 16

 


A Swiss client of mine who was born on this CAP – AQ cusp literally climbs up mountains, with his parachute / flying device, to glide around in the Air and down. He describes this as his ultimate Freedom.

On this cusp, we might have ‘done the work’ / accomplished our purpose (if that’s ever possible), and feel FREE. Or – even better, there’s no condition for living in Freedom.


AQ is ruled by URANUS which is nowa-years in TAURUS (2019 – 2026): Wake UP, Earthlings, and EmBody Freedom!

Mythological Prometheus climbed up Mount Olympus, seat of the gods / the elite, to bring the fire of illumination to humanity – a ‘rebellious’ act for which he was punished by the gods. Yet, an encounter with Wounded Healer Chiron who acknowledged for everyone to have access to ‘the Fire’ set him free.

 

Prometheus unbound & surrounded by the Ring of the Zodiac – Rockefeller Ctre, NYC

 

If you have Planets / AC / Nodes on that cusp you might identify with this story, and also be here to dedicate ‘your work’ to the liberation of humanity.
Esoterically the energy is identified with the quality of a Light (AQ) Worker (CAP).
I like Light Leader better – meaning: leading by example (CAP), rather than doing the work ‘for them’. H
ere we also realize that our own work and achievements only go so far. Cooperation in Community of Light Leaders is key.


MERCURY, and then the SUN in AQ help us connect with others who’re also doing their work, and would be good matches for us, for cooperation, community building, and convergence of communities.

Maybe some of these contacts have already been activated… happened for me lately as I was asked by 2 community leaders to engage in cooperation with them and their circles – yay!


With MERCURY now leading on, and the SUN following into AQ next week, it would be good to expose yourself to groups and networks that you’re genuinely interested in cooperating with. So much easier nowadays with the Aquarian online web world!
And of course to talk with friends and like-spirited others, and about matters of collaboration and innovation.

 

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card Man of Crystals – Inventor

 

The Voyager Tarot card Man of Crystals – Inventor expresses the AQ energy very well – experimentation, no expectation. It’s also the energy of the scientist & genius, as well as outsider if ‘too unique’ and not understood.

No need to be isolated / ice-olated in your lonely lab / life. That’s where community comes in. Find your circle.

 

 

By the way, I’m being asked quite often, and you might wonder too:

Is the AQUARIUS AGE already here? 

Or when does it start?

No clear-cut ‘correct’ answer for this.
Yes, according to astronomical calculations the AQ Age starts when the Spring Equinox point will move (always backwards, and very, very gradually) out of PISCES and into AQ – apparently in the year 2597 – faaaar ahead.

But for one thing, there are ‘overlaps’ in the constellations.
And there are other indications, besides the ‘mere’ calculations.

Over the last 25 years, we’ve seen a ‘preview’ of what the AQ age could be about, and 2020 – 2024 we’ll see some more indicators for Aquarian shifts:

 

  • URANUS and NEPTUNE were united in AQ in the late 1990’s – they have 84- and 165-year cycle, and a conjunction in AQ is super rare.
    What happened then?
    Personal computers became accessible for everyone; the Internet took off, and changed our social, communicative, and work world forever. In the meantime, the Internet and with it social media (an AQ-PI phenomenon, initiated round the time when URANUS moved from AQ to PI in 2003) are omnipresent, in any area of life!

 

  • SATURN will be on the CAP – AQ cusp / Promethean Point this year, 2020, and unite with JUPITER just days after both enter AQ. The JUPITER – SATURN conjunction at 0º28′ AQ at Winter Solstice 2020 will start a new 20-year socio-economic-political cycle.

 

  • PLUTO (in its 248-year cycle) will go into AQ in 2023 / 24.
    There’s a big time AQ Evolution coming up. 

    Looks like Humanity really gotta and can cooperate much more than ever. Since things get intense and extreme with PLUTO, we can also see a lot of alienation and encapsulation, social awkwardness, and other side effects of the technological self-sufficiency…
    Endeavours of replacing humans with robots will increase, and perhaps a massive ‘Space Age’ will break out, with settlements on other Planets, if Earth becomes uninhabitable – whoooaah!

 

Let’s already work well with the AQ energy, be innovative (URANUS / Prometheus, the AQ related Planetary Archetype loves that), connect with like-spirited others in high-level integrity, and cooperate in community to co-create into the future, a future ON Planet Earth, I’d propose.

 

 

Astro Data & Astro Dates for MERCURY & the SUN in AQ in the upcoming Phase

MERCURY is ‘exalted’ in AQ – the Zodiac energy it can operate best in.
Our thinking can be more systemic and out-of-the-box, crystal clear and detached, concerned with the greater good, forward-thinking, team-mind, brain storming, aiming at cooperative, innovative solutions.
Also, during MERCURY’s (initial) journey through AQ is a retro-free phase – NO Planet retro since JAN 10 until FEB 16. Things can manifest fast. 

Yet, MERCURY is ‘ahead of the game’ i.o.w., literally ahead of the SUN in the Zodiac now, from Earth perspective. The SUN enters AQ 4 days after MERCURY. An indicator that MERCURY retro will be coming up soon (FEB 16 – MARCH 9, all in PISCES, and just going back to the very end of AQ). The pre-Mercury-retro Shadow will start on the very end of AQ, on FEB 2.

So let’s not give the mind TOO much weight & authority. Let’s be mindful, rather than having our mind all too full and putting our foot in the mouth, esp. in community situations / with friends, esp. when not even present (like on social media platforms).
And: rather than over-thinking let’s come back to the Heart and speak from clear Consciousness.

 

MERCURY’s & the SUN’s connections with other Planets during their time in AQ

Hermetic Staff of Alchemy

MERCURY will make few alignments with other Planets while in AQ, yet prepare for retro.

The SUN in AQ (Jan 20 – Feb 18) will only make two alignments with other celestial bodies – on one day!

 

JAN 17
MERCURY in early AQ sextile CHIRON in early AR.
Re-invent yourself and speak from an authentic place.
Witnessing yourself in your thinking and communication can help heal early wounds.

 

JAN 18
MERCURY in early AQ square URANUS (Ruler of AQ) in early TAU.
Notice what happens when you’re stuck in your position. What’s going on in your body? Experiment with new sensory experiences that get you out of your head – and help you with thinking outside of the box.

 

JAN 22
The SUN in AQ in sextile with CHIRON in AR and in square with URANUS (Ruler of AQ) in TAU
Conscious awareness of what was already came up mentally / in conversation on Jan 17 / 18 via MERCURY in AQ (see above).
Being authentically you & present with what presents itself is being Free.

 

JAN 25 – Day of the Chinese New Year of the Yang Metal Rat
MERCURY in AQ in sextile with MARS in SAG
Inspired discussions & passionate movements – where is it going / where are we going together?

 

FEB 2
MERCURY at the end of AQ / cusp to PI enters the pre-retro Shadow (will go retro Feb 16 – March 9)
Easy on communication in a social energy field (esp if ‘they’ aren’t even present).

 

FEB 3
MERCURY enters PISCES (until March 4, and again March 16 – Apr 10, due to retro phase Feb 16 – March 9)
Open-Mindedness

 

MARCH 4 – 16
MERCURY retro-to-direct back at the end of AQ.
Bringing ease & flow & love into commUnity conversation.

 

 

MERCURY & the SUN in AQUARIUS in Your Chart & Life…

URANUS Rules AQUARIUS
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

…can help bring energy, interest, communication, and consciousness to your MOON, AC, or Planetary Archetypes in AQ and the area/s of life relating to the HOUSE/s where AQ is in your birth (and local) chart/s.

What’s with the freedom you experience in those AQ Houses already?
Are you a good friend to yourself?
Are you speaking your Truth?

MERCURY is associated with the Throat Chakra.

 

 

MERCURY & the SUN in AQ transiting in your… House relates to…:

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House:
Your Environment

4th House:
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.

 

 

Blessings for the AQ Times!

Needless to say (I do it anyway):

Astrology is an Aquarian Art.

 

Melanie

 

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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 yourself in 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!    

Feeling called to explore your own Cosmic Map, and how it can guide you on your Earthly Journey? Come over / let’s meet online, for Your private Astro session!

 

ASTRO EVENTS


She’s coming UP!
Excited to invite you to the

* Special ASTRO PARLOUR *
LILITH into ARIES (Jan 27 – Oct 21, 2020) –
Show UP in Your True Nature!

WHEN
THU JAN 30
2 groups to choose from – both in person / online (zoom / skype) participation option:
3:30 – 5:30 PM PST
6:30 – 8:30 PM PST

Suitable for all levels of Astro background.
Join us in person or online, via zoom.
FB event with details

To register or for your questions pls contact me via email: licht@islandnet.com.

 

 

VENUS in PISCES (Jan 13 – Feb 7) ~ Love IS ~ One Love

9 Jan

Dear Astro Friends in the Human ‘Field’, and Web of Connectedness,

 

VENUS in AQ (since Dec 19) has brought out our Love for Humanity and all sentient Beings and their Future.
The AQ energy brings people together to collaborate, be visionary – perhaps utopian, and innovative.

Recently beautifully demonstrated through the coming together of the World Community to support all Beings threatened or already affected by the massive Australian bush fires – not the Phoenix we wish to see! Australia is also an AQ country…

The main theme for AQ is Freedom.
And its Ruling Planet URANUS is now (2018 – 2026) in TAURUS – ruled by VENUS. Freedom from old ‘values’ / comfort traps & habits and for Embodying new Values – in Freedom.

VENUS in AQ has been setting the stage for the end of the old – transformation – new foundation that’s marked by the SATURN – PLUTO conjunction on Jan 12 – on the last day of VENUS in AQ, i.o.w., on the ‘Coherence Point’ to PI where People come together AS ONE.
Let’s do & BE it with Love & with Goddess Power. Getting real and committing to this Love.

The old top-down CAP world has to go and is changing (while – as it goes – resisting, and being in death struggle). Living naturally, from the ground-up is returning.

 

On Jan 13, the VENUSian Wave rolls over into PISCES –
Sailing in the Waters of Love ~ All is ONE ~ One Love ~

 

Ocean Bliss – Photo by Melanie

 

VENUS will cruise & connect in ‘her’ Zodiac energy of exaltation until Feb 7.

The most exquisite, undefined, ‘je ne sais quoi’ energy – call it Unconditional Love. All Is Love.
The big ‘draw’ is VENUS approaching ‘her’ higher octave NEPTUNE which represents connectedness & oneness, and has been already in PI since 2012, and will continue the immersion until 2026.
Big One Love Union.
The connection date (yet we’re talking multi-D timelessness) is Jan 27.

Little yet important caveat:
This vibration (IF being in Old Pisces Age consciousness) can lead us mere mortals also into disillusionment, confusion, disappointment, or unrequited scenarios, linked into victim consciousness / projections / putting the ‘adored one’ on a pedestal / having to take ourselves off the pedestal another puts us on.
An intertwined, entangled, enmeshed world… 

Or, through our attractions / addictions(?) – which are really likely based on a deep need to be connected – we can create self sabotaging victim scenarios.

VENUS in PI is an energy of love and attraction that’s best expressed without attachment, and instead all-encompassing unconditional Love… 

Ideally (VENUS in PI is such an idealist, I should say…) this goes for any attractions and relationships, not just ‘special sweethearts’.

 

 

Preview for VENUS’s ‘Dates’ & ‘Dances’ with other Planetary Archetypes while ‘she’s in PISCES 

 

Mermaid (Painting by J.W. Waterhouse)

NO Planets are Retro while VENUS sails in PISCES!
The retro free zone extends from Jan 10 – Feb 16, and things can manifest fast and smoothly – esp in the field of attraction & connection.


JAN 15
VENUS freshly in PI in sextile with URANUS stat. in TAURUS
Openness and non-attachment – flow with what IS and be Free!

 

JAN 23
VENUS in PI sextiles JUPITER in CAP.
Go with the flow, and notice how being relaxed while also real & grateful for what IS makes everything go so much smoother. Doing a big project can roll well when you come from a loving vibration.

 

JAN 26
VENUS in PI in mutable square with MARS in SAG
Nice juicy-spicy energy for – everything.

 

JAN 27 / 28
VENUS in PI meets NEPTUNE (‘her’ higher octave), and is met by the PI MOON.
Love comes in so many ways – and waves. Love IS.
Can it be sweeter than this… (except in the 7th Heaven)?
Yet, don’t mix up the real person with a character from a / your movie.
And surf away from confusing / overwhelming / toxic ‘media showers’.

 

FEB 1
VENUS in PI in sextile with PLUTO in CAP.
Loving Connection beyond Time and ‘Death’.

 

FEB 3
VENUS in PI in sextile with SATURN in CAP.
Could this be real? Or ‘just a dream’…? Little test for no attachment.

 

FEB 7
VENUS enters ARIES.
Emergence of the Warrior Goddess

 

 

VENUS in PISCES in Your Chart & Life…

NEPTUNE Rules PISCES
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

…can help your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planetary Archetypes in PISCES and the area/s of life relating to the House/s where PISCES is in your birth (and local) chart/s – to be a magnet for attracting partners and choices that are a good match through easy flow, resonance, and connectedness.

In the meantime / as always, there’s also a ‘match’ & mirror game going on, with VENUS showing you where you’re at, with Your Self Value and Self Love.
As in: How loving and compassionate are you with yourself?
Your attractions tend to mirror it.
You’re a vibrational match for what / whom you attract – which can be literally a mirror, or ‘the missing piece’.

 

VENUS in PISCES (meeting NEPTUNE already residing) in your… House in the next weeks is a Love & Value Magnet for you in 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
Your Environment

4th House
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 the Gifts of Love that Connects, with VENUS in PISCES!

Melanie

 

© 2020 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 yourself in 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!    

Feeling called to explore your own Cosmic Map, and how it can guide you on your Earthly Journey? Come over / let’s meet online, for Your private Astro session!

 

ASTRO EVENTS


She’s coming UP!
Excited to invite you to the

* Special ASTRO PARLOUR *
LILITH into ARIES (Jan 27 – Oct 21, 2020) –
Show UP in Your True Nature!

WHEN
THU JAN 30
2 groups to choose from – both in person / online (zoom / skype) participation option:
3:30 – 5:30 PM PST
6:30 – 8:30 PM PST

Suitable for all levels of Astro background.
Join us in person or online, via zoom.
FB event with details

To register or for your questions pls contact me via email: licht@islandnet.com.

 

 

 

CANCER – multi-CAP FM / Lunar Eclipse (Jan 10) & Epic SATURN conj. PLUTO (Jan 12) – Birthing of a New Era, as the Old Empire Expires.

9 Jan

Dear Star Being,

Feeling HER in you?

It really feels like a massive Birthing Process.
And the cosmic energies of & around the Eclipse confirm this.

What a Lunar Infusion coming up and extending her effects for a while already!

The now building Full MOON in CANCER – exact on Jan 10, 2020 at 11:21 am PST (all 0-1-2’s) – across the multi-CAP ‘world’ of the SUN & several Planets – will be a Partial Lunar Eclipse (not visible in the Americas but almost everywhere else on Planet Earth).
Such an intense polarity of the MOON in her natural CANCER abode, with SO much CAP gravitation (see below in the Birth-ing chart) on ‘the other side’ of the equation / Eclipse axis!

AND it’ll lead over to the Epic SATURN – PLUTO conjunction on Jan 12, which itself is a release of an old and initiation into an New Era.

Plus, URANUS is also in the picture, turning from retro to direct on the Lunar Eclipse DAY.  A very URANian (exciting, electric, shocking, unpredictable,  wake-up calls, liberating) phase we’re in.

Initiating a 5-week period where NO Planet will be retro, and things can move forward and manifest in the outer World much faster.

 

What does this Eclipse FULL MOON evoke?

As an Eclipse (exact alignment of Moon – Earth – Sun) she’s a super charged & super charging & super changing Full Moon:
SO much is coming to Fullness, Fruition, and Harvest that is ripe for birthing as well as release now!
SO much birthing out of the Old Matrix and into the New and Unknown World.

A ‘Seed Eclipse’ she is – aligned with the Lunar North Node – inviting to plant beneficial CANCER energy, and to receive energy from Cancerian ways of Gentleness, Care, Compassion, Belonging, Home, Family, Tribe, Mother Goddess energy.
…in the face of SO much CAP gravitation (JUPITER / South Node, SUN / MERCURY, SATURN / PLUTO – 3 aligned pairs) – releasing the old and done-with shadow of CAP:
The Old Empire Expires. Fear, control, and scare-city based top-down structures crumble and collapse, subordination and power-over operating systems are outdated as they’ve shown enough evidence of their shadow (SATURN – PLUTO).

 

Prometheus, mythological Archetype of URANUS, bringing the Fire of the Gods to Humanity

Also coming right with the Eclipse:
URANUS the Awakener & Liberator Archetype is going from retro (since last Aug) direct again – ON Jan 10!


With that move a 5-week Retro Free Phase (until Feb 16) starts!

A LOT can shift and move quite suddenly and surprisingly. Freedom comes in so many ways. Yet also wake-up calls from Mother Earth are striking once again.
Let’s get out of our habitual comfort zone, and cut the energetic umbilical chord to an old outdated and exhausted model.

 

BALANCE is a key theme for the Eclipse, since it’s an opposition.
The Full Moon is the ‘Mother of Oppositions’, calling for Balance & Integration in Right Relationship.
See paragraph below.

And this one comes with SO many other Planetary Archetypes in CAP, so hard to balance by the CANCER Eclipse Moon as it seems.
The essence of CAP has to do with hierarchical relationships, and traditional, timeless Natural Law.

The CANCER Moon Goddess / Mother / Midwife is – amazingly! – holding space & Balance for it all to transform and come through.

 

The January Full Moon is traditionally the WOLF MOON.

Wolves – from Pixabay

 

Time & Date says:
“Regardless of where the name Wolf Moon comes from; wolves howl to communicate over long distances both in North America and in Europe. It is a way of saying “here I am” to the rest of the pack or “stay away” to intruders.”
So cool to tune into Wolf Language here.

The Wolf MOON Eclipse is actually a lot about finding your Tribe / Pack, and saying NO to / moving out of external / disrespectful / abusive domination & control structures that violate Right Relationship & Natural Law.

 

 

The height of the Eclipse (which you can watch via the Time & Date telescopes if you can’t see the Red Moon directly) will be at 11:08 am PST on Jan 10. 
The FULL MOON will be exact just 13 min later, at 11:21 am PST.

Take a look at the

Birthing chart of the Eclipse Full Moon

 


Obviously, the CANCER – CAPRICORN polarity is very powerful in the Astro ‘Field’ – and lots of heavenly bodies are all wrapping around the Lunar South Node in CAP – while the Eclipse Full MOON comes with the Lunar North Node in CANCER.

As Eclipses always do, this Partial Lunar Eclipse Full Moon accentuates the Karmic Nodes.
Which are since Nov 2018 until June 2020 in CAPRICORN
(South Node, releasing of its Shadow) Let the Old Empire Expire – esp. since the Partial Solar Release Eclipse in CAP on Jan 5, 2019 – CANCER (North Node – embracing its Light) – Finding Home, brought out by the Total Solar ‘Seed’ Eclipse in CAN next to Sirius on July 2: Initiation into Liberation.

We’re in the climaxing conclusion of the karmic Nodal phase (which is always highlighted by Eclipses) of CAP (Lunar South Node) – CAN (lunar North Node) – since Nov 2018 until June 2020:
Because we Care.

 

 

What are the NODES in CAP – CANCER about?

Since they’re so important for this Eclipse, I’d like to expand on them and you might be interested in getting a good sense of them – also to recognize evidence in ‘real life’ (society, inter-personally, personally) and to be in synch with the cosmic invitation, and help evolution.

 

* Releasing the shadow of CAPRICORN which has such a weight now, via all these Planetary Archetypes sitting there now.
The South Node now in CAP has connected to almost all of these Planets in the meantime, showing low vibrational qualities of CAP that are ripe to be released now, re:


PLUTO – Power
The irresponsible use of, and external power over, rather than honouring Power within.


SATURN – Authority / Structures / Law / Time / Managing Resources
Inauthentic Authority via fear / control. Inefficient structures that waste and exploit resources and don’t work with better ones for corrupt reasons. Disrespect for Natural Law, while man made laws lack integrity. Waste of time, disempowering lack of time for people being in the ‘system’ / machine.


JUPITER – Growth
Does more more more production and consumption make us happy and give us meaning? Or is it just about the economy?


MERCURY – Communication
Disrespectful, lack of integrity, manipulative, condescending.

and the Eclipse SUN (Energy / Creativity) – activated by the Eclipses in the last year, incl the recent Ring of Fire Annular Solar Eclipse in CAP on Dec 25 / 26.
Using Energy for pseudo purposes of status and productivity in a way that’s not a sign of maturity, responsibility, or common sense, nor creative.

 

Bottom line, release, release, release of…

  • Prioritizing productivity, status, and ‘success’, at the expense of Nature and Mother Earth.
  • A linear, hierarchically separative, controlling ‘governing order’ that disrespects Natural Laws.
  • Artificial scarcity and misplacement of resources.
  • Commodification of everything – it’s all up for sale / use.
  • 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 – now brought out via the Lunar Eclipse – a lunar light switch to Compassionate Caring:

  • 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…

 

Call of the Mountain – Photo by Melanie

 

The exact SoLunar polarity from Earth perspective is calling for Balance & Integration.

BALANCE of what?

The CAP – CAN axis is about safety and security issues.
To tending to feelings and needs (CAN), while going for voluntary simplicity, and working with resources in a timely manner (CAP).

How can we create a balanced relationship between these apparently opposing orientations?

  • CAN:
    Gentleness, compassion, nurturing our own and others’ needs, family, tribe, finding belonging, going with rhythms and cycles, protecting Nature and our loved and little ones with loving care.
  • CAP:
    Being mature and in integrity, living in leadership / leading by example, working with priorities, resiliently, respectfully, using time and resources well.

The two sides of the equation don’t have to be a dilemma but can synergistically cooperate.

SATURN in CAP asks us to take responsibility for our part in humanity whose greedy power (PLUTO) and control / authority (SATURN) structures have been exploiting and abusing Mother Earth (shadow of CAP) and her human, animal, and plant Beings that need protection and care (CANCER).
To have boundaries, disengage from this shadow wherever we can, and to Be the Change, and the Ones (of the more and more) who Care.
What matters is consistency and leading by example, rather than judging and blaming. Makes us feel better and more empowered too…

‘Just’ resisting and blaming external authority and power structures (SATURN / PLUTO) is not the way forward. It still feeds their energy field by giving them attention, acknowledges them energetically, and basically responds / reacts in an adolescent manner (SATURN retro).
How about claiming self-authority (SATURN retro), and ‘outgrowing’ old modes, by co-building new and better, more compassionate and humane structures that take care of needs more directly and on an equal level, rather than the old fossilized top-down institutionalized world?!

 

 

How can the Full MOON / PLE that highlights the CAP – CANCER axis affect and inspire us personally?

 

  • Where / in what ways can we receive nurturing, satisfaction, and reward from being creative and resourceful and through working with what’s already available to us (CAP), rather than buying from / into the system that makes it convenient to consume (and promises status a la CAP) – but at what price?! 
    Here’s to ‘grass roots’ gardening, cooking, and to (re-?)learning / applying traditional home / building / repair skills!
    Let’s consume less. And have more time to play & create more!

 

  • Where-else can we respond to what’s sold to us by: “Thank you, I (already) got this.”, and be content with less?
    A la Refuse – Reuse – Repurpose – Recycle

 

  • Which wasteful (time, energy, resources) habits can we get out of, and establish higher vibrational ones that are more deeply satisfying?

 

  • How can we take more time doing what we’re best at?

 

  • Creative play & fun beat the heavy CAP vibes of ‘no time for that’…
    Maybe ‘even’ shifting the conditioned paradigm (SATURN in CAP) to: Play first, work later.
    Has been working great for me these days / months since the Nodes are in CAP – CAN. I just need to remind myself more often. 🙂
    Play puts me in an inspired and relaxed work mode, plus I get to see that ‘work’ and clients come to me not because I work so hard but because they love me and love what I offer, and how it affects them. And everything works so much more smoothly – and playfully – with resonance and connection.

 

If your Birthday is between JAN 8 – 15, JULY 8 – 15, or your MOON, AC, or Planets are esp. between 20 – 25º CANCER, CAPRICORN yet also ARIES or LIBRA, this Eclipse – and also the SATURN / PLUTO Conjunction (see below) are BIG for you – and you know it…

Here are some Questions to inquire, or do a Ceremony around: 

  • How can your needs be met, and your life be sustainable, in the context of the structures you are living in?
  • Do you need to make foundational changes? In the areas of life relating to (esp.) CAP / (yet also) CANCER in your chart (Houses)?
  • Do you need to downsize, to drop excess ‘weight’ (incl the weight of responsibility to manage what you got), to make life simpler, and have all that you need – plus more time?!
  • Is the structure / system you’ve been in changing?
  • What would be the smartest way of resourcefully adapting (late CAP has a VIRGO undertone) in a way that nurtures you, resonates with you, and puts you at ease (late CANCER has a PISCES undertone)?

 

CANCER – CAPRICORN is the axis of Family / Tribe and Elders / Leaders.
Additional questions round those themes:

  • How can important themes round home, family, belonging, safety, emotional needs, and on the other hand building of sustaining structures, responsibly working with time and resources, self-sustainability, and ‘s-aging well’ be reconciled?
  • In a time where nuclear and extended families in the traditional sense seem to lose their cohesiveness (or will there be a renaissance?) – what’s your world of home and family transforming into? Where and what is your family and home, in essence?
    Where does your Soul feel at home? Where is your tribe?
  • Who are the Elders and leaders you turn to for guidance? Who are your Spirit Elders?
    Your inner Elder might be waiting to connect with you.

 

The CANCER – multi-CAP Lunar Eclipse catalyzes the Epic Alignment of SATURN & PLUTO on Jan 12!
The Old Empire Expires.

SATURN and Earth – Hubble Space Telescope picture (NASA)

Not exactly new – a deep, slow & inevitable Process:
The Lunar South Node in CAP already connected last Spring / Summer with SATURN retro and with PLUTO retro close-by.
In the meantime (mid-Sept / early Oct) both Planets turned direct.
Their exact union will be Jan 12, 2020 – only every about 37-38 years! Now that already looks quite heavy, rocky, unmoving. Buuuut…

SATURN – PLUTO in combination are about cycles of societal structural breakdown, purging of the shadow, and rebuilding from the core / basics. Their last unions were in 1947 in LEO and 1982 in late LIBRA.

PLUTO (New Horizons Mission 2015)

The present SATURN – PLUTO alignment 2019 / 2020 in late CAP also approaches PLUTO in the U.S. Independence chart.
The U.S. will have their first PLUTO Return(!!!) since 1776 in the years 2020 – 2023.
Full circle from establishing a new nation while breaking away from the British Empire (Britain is ruled by CAP, can’t you tell?)… The American Empire is revealing its CAP PLUTO shadows – to transform and come back to its essence – as in: The Constitution, and to honour what and who came before the settlers: The People of / and the Land.
The CANCER Full MOON Seed / Birthing Eclipse will be close to the U.S. CANCER SUN. We, the People….?! All People.

Also, there will be a Lunar ‘Release’ Eclipse Full Moon in CAP – CAN ON July 4 / 5, 2020 – again pointing to releasing outdated ‘Empire’ structures, and coming back to the original Spirit (the SUN).

 

Let’s take a look at the SATURN – PLUTO 2020 chart:

 

As you see – and probably experience, we’re now in a huge CAP concentration:

Not only are SATURN & PLUTO aligned, but tightly interwoven also the SUN and MERCURY. JUPITER with the South Node also in CAP ‘stand by’.

The SATURN / PLUTO conjunction at 23º CAP on Jan 12, 2020 is ending a 38-year SATURN / PLUTO cycle since 1982, re: societal structures disintegrating, making room for a New Era.

In the early 80’s the alignment was end of LIBRA, and the shift affected the breakdown of old paradigms in relationships – esp. the default model of marriage as a life-long commitment which ain’t no more the norm (SATURN).

Now we’re facing the disintegration / collapse of an old outer (yet also internalized) world.

What happened via PLUTO in LIBRA on the ‘horizontal’ level is now due on the ‘vertical’ level of relationships.
The top-down Empire expires, with its established structures, systems and hierarchical societal paradigms (SATURN in CAP), its fear & control, shame & guilt based conditioning, its shadows of systemic domination and oppression of Nature and ‘Inferiors’.
All kind of real deal shadow (SATURN / PLUTO) is coming out now for transformation.
We don’t have to participate in that ‘contract’ anymore, and can from the inside-out change low vibrations of fear & manipulation and upgrade them into respect, groundedness, and intrinsic power, in alignment with Higher Self, Soul Power, and the Power of the Cosmos.
We’re on the threshold of a New Era.

 

In the SATURN – PLUTO cycle, we’ve experienced in this millennium thus far the critical points of

The Opposition (SATURN in GEM – PLUTO in SAG) in 2001 / 02 –
Ground Zero and its Consequences.

The waning Square (SATURN in LIBRA – PLUTO in CAP) in 2009 / 10 – Effects of the 2008 Depression, yet also shifts in relationship between the individual and power structures.

One could argue that with the SATURN – PLUTO Conjunction, the controlling institutions (esp. via media & info technology) are even more fully established now. Yet also there’s such a momentum out of that ‘matrix’ and into ‘the real world’ where human connections and togetherness matters and aren’t mediated’ / controlled.


CAPRICORN rules Time and History.

And there hasn’t been such a concentration in CAP in ages.
That’s why THIS SATURN / PLUTO alignment is so significant, plus, there’s such a massive CAP concentration around it.


The SATURN / PLUTO alignment in the sign of CAP hasn’t happened in half a millennium!
The last time exactly in 1517 / 18  – the start of the Protestant Reformation, initiated by Martin Luther which led to a historic break with the established Church. Luther had become convinced that the institutional Church was corrupt in its ways and had lost sight of what he saw as several of the central truths of Christianity.
Unsurprisingly, Luther was born with multiple SCO placements (MARS, SATURN, VENUS, SUN), prone to uncover what was going on behind the scenes and incongruent with the essence of the teachings the Church was built on. His bold ARIES MOON opposed PLUTO in LIBRA. He had to initiate a break from what wasn’t in right relationship with essence / God, as both were T-squared by the 1516 – 17 SATURN / PLUTO conj. in CAP.

 

Late CAP where the Jan 12 alignment happens (and JUPITER / SATURN / PLUTO will be aligned throughout 2020, plus PLUTO will still be until 2023) has a VIRGO undertone.
The primarily patriarchal-hierarchical ‘leadership’ model that has over centuries disrespected Natural Laws and the Sacred Feminine, and shown ample evidence (SATURN) for its destructive effects (example: more and more production incl. for wars and for waste) is SO overdue to expire.

Less is more, and being more humble, aware, and caring in our global ‘household’ (literally the root of terms economy & ecology) is mandatory (SATURN) for an effective transformation (SATURN-PLUTO). We all need to show up & contribute with our Best (CAP) and collaborate (end of CAP leading over to AQ) rather than bailing out or blaming ‘those in charge’.
High time to learn from mistakes, correct them and abide by Natural Law, in respect for all Life on Earth.

Old heavy / karmic / limiting timelines (SATURN in CAP) come up to be transformed and cleared now (PLUTO).
A cosmic-collective RE-birthing process is on:

SATURN represents archetypally also the matrix, and labour / contraction initiating the process of separation at birth.
PLUTO represents the birth canal – forces of nature take over. Resistance to change is futile. A death leading to rebirth.


The Lunar North Node now in CANCER – opposite the CAP cluster, and activated with the CAN – CAP Full Moon / PLE on Jan 10, 2020, calls upon the Great Mother Goddess in / with us to nurture ourselves and other Beings with love, compassion, and gentleness through these hard times (CAP), and to treat everything and everyone with love and reverence.
Of course, the devastating bush fires in Australia come immediately to mind & heart in this.


On deep levels, the limited physical reality of our experience (SATURN) seems so solid (CAP) yet is an illusion / a ‘matrix’ if you will. We can shift out of old linear & limiting consciousness into freer ways of Being.
Consistently living (SATURN) from Soul Self / Essence (PLUTO) transforms old burdens, Karma, judgment and limitations, and shows:
All Life is Sacred.
The Spiritual and the Material are ONE.
Which is also much better for sustainable Living and Building – the purified and elevated CAP.

 

Strikingly, not ‘just’ SATURN, but FIVE Planets and the SUN have passed / will pass PLUTO.

Shiva Nataraj – the Dancing Shiva – helping with the Shadow Dance that transforms

 

  • VENUS in CAP passed PLUTO on Fri Dec 13, 2019.
  • MERCURY & SATURN in CAP pass PLUTO on Jan 12, 2020.
  • The SUN in CAP passes PLUTO on Jan 13, 2020.
  • MARS in CAP passes PLUTO on March 22, 2020.
  • JUPITER in CAP passes PLUTO on Apr 4, June 29 (both in retro), and Nov 12, 2020.

 

All of these Planetary Archetypes move into and through the CAP Shadow, to be transformed and regenerated.

VENUS
From attraction to status and power to the Power of Love.

MERCURY
From judge-mental thinking & communicating to calm & wise counsel.

SATURN
From a fear, scarcity, and control based ‘operating system’ to being resourceful & on purpose, embodying true mastery, maturity & responsibility, Living inner Soul Authority.

The SUN
From lack of energy and depression to pacing ourselves, going with natural cycles, and consistently restoring energy from within.

MARS
From heavy lifting and taking a lot on (could be an ego thing) to working with what we’re best at, and letting Higher Power take the lead.

JUPITER
From ueber productivity and being condescending / patronizing to using our gifts for the highest purpose – and give others space & trust to do the same.

 

Soooo, let’s not just wonder what happens ‘out there’ and externalize but do our own Shadow Work / Soul Work in this.
SOOO worth it (CAP likes that).

 

Wishing you from my Heart a soulful and regenerative Partial Lunar Eclipse Full Moon & SATURN (et al) – PLUTO Transformation!

Melanie

 

 

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