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MERCURY Retro (July 7 – 31) in LEO – CANCER – LEO: The Mind at Play – Cosmic RE-lief & Seasonal Toolkit

1 Jul

Happy new July, dear Cosmic Friend!


Lots of shifts, inner and outer, in these first half of 2019, and over the last weeks…
Do you find that too?

Time to REflect, integrate and absorb – with MERCURY retro!

Bavarian Fields of Home – Photo stop at a reflective country bike ride with a cloud companion – June 2019

 

MERCURY has already traveled through CANCER from June 4 – 26.

Have you been in a mode of communicating from a caring, nurturing, compassionate, gentle place, with and on behalf of the family, tribe, children, the human family, and the family of all sentient Beings?
And literally: Have you talked to your Tribe? And to ‘others’ as if they were in your Tribe – because we ultimately are?!


For me, it’s been an epic Journey to my home country Bavaria, where language and mentality felt immediately very family-ar.
Lots of memories, and re-connections with family & friends!


Even though, MERCURY entered LEO on June 26 seems like there are still Cancerian realms to be re-visited and re-connected with, for another 3 1/2 weeks
(July 19 – Aug 11 in retro-to-direct mode)!
Wow – that’s altogether a 7-week Journey of MERCURY in CANCER
(really long – to be revealed why cosmically ‘prescribed’…)

 

What you find in this extensive / never comprehensive MERCURY Retro article:

  • Going with the Flow of MERCURY retro…
  • What’s Special about this MERCURY Retro in LEO – CANCER – LEO?
  • MERCURY’s Moves, and Dance with other Planets during its core retro phase in July
  • 7-Phase Sequence of the MERCURY Retro Timeline
  • Timeless and Timely MERCURY Retro REminders
  • My Seasoned MERCURY Retro Tips & Seasonal Tool Kit 

 

Going with the Flow of MERCURY retro…

Technology, traffic / transport and communication glitches (or surprises!) sneaking in again lately?
Oh man, definitely happened for me, when I was going in delay loops to catch my overseas plane from Gatwick on June 26 – juuuust made it (was that ever a thrill, with Angels & Miracles involved, for sure!

Huge gratitude for the support of the winged ones to help me grow wings after all!).

No way? Are you telling me…..?
YEP, the inevitable is happening again:

MERCURY doing its retro somersaults again…

Another MERCURY Retro phase is coming UP, and already gearing UP!

In early LEO – late CANCER – early LEO this time (from 4°28′ LEO back to 23°57′ CAN, to be precise), from July 7 – 31.
This time wrapping around the ‘Creativity / Inner Child Point’ in the Zodiac.

Those of you who’ve read my MERCURY retro support REport (or even advocacy) over the years know:
M-r isn’t necessarily ‘BAD’ news, as pop Astrology would have it.
And hey – perhaps M-r is ‘even’ an overdue and cosmically well timed de-conditioning!

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


Have you noticed?
We’re already in the build-up (or rather: slow-down) phase!
Our good old messenger / trickster friend MERCURY has since Summer Solstice been in the pre-retro ‘shadow’
(i.o.w., crossed the 24° CANCER mark from which it will go direct again at the end of M-r, on July 31).

On June 26, MERCURY entered LEO (where it’ll be – in the early part only) until July 19.
Since Fri June 28, MERCURY is in
 stationary (very slowly moving) ‘U-turn storm’. 

And on Sunday July 7, MERCURY will ‘officially’ start its seasonal retro loop which goes technically until July 31, and rolls out completely until mid-August.

So, the whole month of July is under M-r influence.
Take it easy on the Summer holiday ‘plans’, and don’t get wrapped up in ‘loops’ that are directed by mental over-identification. It’s a good time to chill, go on a Summer RE-treat and RE-laxation, re-connect with dear ones, and catch up with lost & forgotten creative projects – a la CANCER.

 

What’s Special about this MERCURY Retro in LEO – CANCER – LEO?

As MERCURY goes retro in the early part of fiery LEO (with an ARIES undertone) plus, MARS the ruler of ARIES goes into LEO later today July 1 the energy shifts to a passionate & assertive warrior tone:
What are we now and still called to ‘roar’ and speak up about? Because we love and care for it / them?!
Of course, Mother Earth and all her Beings come to mind and heart immediately.
Esp. as I hear quite acutely from friends and family about more extreme early Summer heat waves and thunder storm ‘releases’ in Europe and elsewhere!
The way how ‘the system’ is treating Planet Earth isn’t sustainable, rather destructive, and can’t go on (SATURN retro / PLUTO retro / SN in CAP – being ‘exposed’ by the Full MOON / Partial Lunar Eclipse on July 16 and opposed by M-r in CANCER).
We have to find new ways of Being.
Because we love and care for the Earth, and all her Children.

And there are sooo many creative opportunties!
Let’s spread the news, and connect brains and hearts with one another!
Not so much from a place of protest and NO to what we don’t want anymore (the SATURN / CAP side).
But from a loving, caring YES (the CANCER side) – when we belong together we create together!

Time is precious (SATURN in CAP) – let’s share it with words of Love and Care.
Time to let our Hearts speak!

 

MERCURY’s Moves, and Dance with other Planets,
during its core Retro phase in July, and into August

 

Image Credit: Pexels 

 

JUNE 26
MERCURY entered LEO for the first time (until July 19).
Speaking from a heart- and soulful place, and in the LEO name of Living Life Lovingly!

 

JUNE 28
MERCURY in LEO went into pre-retro ‘storm’.
Take it easy on ‘plans’.
Get ready for synchronicities and synch’ with the flow & dance of life.

 

JULY 4
The MOON in LEO meets stationary / pre-retro MERCURY.
What are you passionate about?
Watch for ego attachments, and go for play & fun instead.

 

First half of JULY
MERCURY pre- and retro at the beginning of LEO (while MARS will be also in early LEO) almost in exact Fire Trine with stationary (going retro on July 8) CHIRON in early ARIES, and almost in exact square with URANUS in early TAURUS.
Experiment what it’s like to drop your attachment to a position.
Re-connect with the Inner Child. Notice how much people’s responses / reactions to one another originate in unconscious / unhealed Inner Child themes. Be compassionate with yourself and with them.
Speaking authentically and lovingly from the Heart and Soul
(maybe in a way you haven’t in a while and wouldn’t otherwise?) is Healing for All. 

 

JULY 7
MERCURY (at 4°28′ LEO) goes retro, until JULY 31 (back to 23°57′ CAN).
The Mind at Play… MERCURY retro in LEO is really a playful & mischievous Trickster.
MERCURY is considered ‘in Fall’ in LEO – because the mind can be soo easily hijacked by the ego. M-r is the chance to show us that we ‘show off’ and present a facade mostly because we’re actually insecure and seek attention to feel loved…

 

JULY 8
MERCURY freshly retro meets MARS in early LEO.
Having fun and showing it is cool. Bragging and beating others over the head with how ‘great’ you are is likely an over-compensation.

 

JULY 19
MERCURY retro re-enters CANCER (July 19) – time to reflect on memories and impressions, and their effect on your thinking-feeling mind.
M-r in LEO – CANCER – LEO is a good time to observe how your mentality and resulting communication is influenced by how safe (CANCER) and loved / loving (LEO) we think & feel we are.
Where have those basic needs been missing in childhood?
What gives you Love and Safety from within?
Who are YOU, beyond these impressions / expressions?

 

JULY 21
MERCURY retro meets the SUN on the CAN-LEO ‘Creativity Cusp’ –
Half-way point of the M-r Journey = ‘Day of Enlightening Insight’ / a ‘New Mercury’ is born.
The mind in service to the Heart and Consciousness.
What are your realizations about the quality of ‘mind’, memories, and reflections, and how can you express / maybe write or talk about it now?

 

JULY 24 
MERCURY retro in CAN meets VENUS.
Caring, loving communication… because you know…

 

JULY 30
At the end of its M-r Journey, in slow turnaround mode, MERCURY meets the dark MOON in CANCER, and goes almost exactly opposite PLUTO retro in CAP.
See the contrast between the Old and Transforming World and its shadows of commodification, exploitation, judgment, put-downs, ‘success’ at the expense of Nature, and the loving, caring, compassionate ways of Being & Creating.
A natural Retreating, Releasing
 & Clearing Energy…

 

JULY 31
Less than an hour after the New Moon in LEO (‘Living from Love’), MERCURY in CANCER goes direct again.
May the inward-backward turning and home-coming lead to a renewed way of seeing and interacting with the World – our Home!

 

AUG 8
MERCURY post-retro leaves the stationary ‘storm’.
Integration of the adjustment time – back into the ‘real world’, with a regenerated sense of self.

 

AUG 11
MERCURY out of retro (re)enters LEO (until Aug 29).
Show your Colours. From an authentic place.

 

 

Blessings for this Mercurial Immersion Time!

 

That’s the short version of / dip into my take on this upcoming MERCURY Retro.
If you’d like to dig deeper, and go with the full menu, keep on reading:

 

 

7-Phase Sequence of the MERCURY Retro Timeline 

  1. Pre-retro shadow – started on June 21. Mercury in the Epimethean phase.
  2. Pre-retro stationary / ‘storm’ – started on June 28.
  3. Mercury technically retro – from July 7 on.
  4. Mercury meets half-way in retro the SUN – a ‘New Mercury’ is born, a.k.a. ‘Point of Enlightening Insight’ – on July 21 – Promethean phase starts.
  5. Mercury direct again – on July 31.
  6. Post-retro stationary / ‘storm’ ends – on Aug 8.
  7. Post-retro shadow – until Aug 15.

 

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

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

 

MERCURY went into so-called pre-retro ‘shadow’ on June 21 (it passed for the first time the Zodiac point (24° \CANCER) from which it will after the retro phase go direct / forward again, on July 31).
Have you been noticing ‘foreshadowing’ themes since then of what might come up during M-r (re: home, belonging, needs, feelings)?

A good time to be fluid as quicksilver, RE-sponsive to higher intelligence, and to trust the ‘messenger from the future’, via intuition and precognition.
Perhaps you’re already having clarifying heartfelt communication and contemplation around ‘neglected’CANCER / LEO related themes (belonging, home, connection with the ‘tribe’, safety, caring & loving, strength, creativity, self expression…
).

 

MERCURY Retro in the Starters

On June 28,
MERCURY entered its stationary ‘storm’ period (moves very slowly), i.o.w., starts to go into ‘U-turn’ mode.

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

MERCURY in ‘zigzag mode’ suggests being in flux and at ease, while swiftly and swimmingly / surfingly, changing course as necessary. Ironically, it can lead to a more auspicious outcome than the ‘on dead-end course’ that the mind assumed is ‘the way’.

 

7-Circle Classical Labyrinth by Helen Rowlands – reminds me of a brain

In the actual RETRO PHASE July 7 – 31 the mind is geared to turn inward-backward and moves may be paradoxical, like in a labyrinth. Very CANCERian too…

As always, the MERCURY retro cycle starts with the ‘Epimethean’ phase (first half – until July 21) where old (epic) stories, memories, and patterns show up for REasons yet unknown, REvealing themselves in the journey.

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

 

At the half-way point of the M-r phase (June 21 this time), MERCURY crosses paths with the SUN:
A new ‘New MERCURY’ (like a New Moon in the monthly SUN – MOON conjunction) is born – which happens 3 times a year.
It’s time to REgenerate the mind (MERCURY), become more conscious, follow Spirit and the Heart (SUN).
It is also called the ‘Point of Enlightened Insight’.

The second half of M-r (July 21 – 31!) is the ‘Promethean’ phase, where new insights and new Consciousness can be more easily creatively carried forward.

 

Here’s to a bright, liberating energy for break-throughs into more Freedom – from mental patterns, for a whole new way of showing up and being present with what IS, and simply: Freedom (beyond from and for)!

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

 

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

 

Timeless and Timely MERCURY Retro REminders

 

Under M-r., ‘usual’ thinking and communication patterns are being questioned, and it appears at times as if there was a trickster / little devil at play.
Actually, we have a chance now to see the inner mental trickster that’s been there all along, camouflaging and going unnoticed.
The challenge is not to get frustrated when things don’t turn out the way YOU thought they ’should’, according to the ego.

During M-r, experiment with, practice, and hopefully also integrate for later going with the flow of things in an intuitive way, and taking everything as a learning experience (learn from the Inner ‘Divine’ Child, with M-r in LEO-CAN-LEO)
That might mean changing your mind when you get the impulse / signal / intuition for an alternative course, being open to and curious about ‘creative detours’ that might lead to unexpected turns, and making unusual connections, rather than going with comfort, routine, and habit of your adult Self.

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

 

Let’s compassionately ask ourselves (M-r):
“How can I get out of the busy mind now, and shift  to Openness, Creativity, and Play?”
“What does my Inner Child need right now? How can I be a caring Mentor to him / her?”
“What would Love say or do??”
The guidance reveals itself with the question…

Let’s stay as mobile (like quicksilver, the MERCURY metal), adaptable, and unattached to ‘plans’ / agenda as possible.
MERCURY is a very light, youthful, fresh, fun-loving punster and Coyote / prankster energy.
It looks at the fun and also meaningful side of unusual twists and turns, and even likes to facilitate those. Aligning with that mode makes us happier and more at ease – not only – these days. 

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

When it comes to committing to something long-term consider that it might not be ready to be definite yet. Yet you can make a choice to be in a vibration that attracts the perfect match that you easily recognize and connect with.
Give yourself time. During M-r new information streams in which can alter our outlook on things. Often, after the M-r phase we have more information which gives a different picture, based upon which a good choice becomes clear.

If we did commit prematurely and aren’t flexible to back off again easily, we might say, “Oh, if I only had known… I wouldn’t have changed course… and didn’t have to untangle complications.”

 

As always with MERCURY retro, clarify communication whenever possible:

  • Say things several times in a different way / language to make sure there’s no misunderstanding in a fast / distracted context. 
  • Talk in a caring & loving way (CANCER – LEO), not in a cold mechanical one.
  • Ask questions that intuitively come to mind (which might clarify an otherwise held assumption!).
  • Choose the most direct medium and tool available (meet and connect in person or at least via online video rather than over the phone, or email / message), which helps with a clearer and more holistic communication, mimic, body signals – more ‘channels’ are involved and signals are conveyed in person rather than on the phone, or via mutual messaging / e-monologue.
    And who knows what else might come up and be addressed when you take the opportunity to actually meet and talk?

 

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

It might also become apparent during M-r that our tools and pieces of technical equipment magically morphically mirror the mind WE are in, even ‘simply’ by breaking down and being ‘on strike’ when we humans need ‘a break’ anyway.

Give your tools and tasks proper mindful and single-minded care & attention, one at a time, instead of attempting to multi task and ‘efficiently’ orchestrate everything simultaneously.
The electromagnetic field of computers and the human mind dialogue in an interface.
To keep it all smoothly operational, don’t impose any potential extra stress onto your nervous system nor on your computer.

 

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

 

Under M-r talk to people from the past who come to mind and whom you haven’t heard from in a long time (or ‘new’ yet familiar people whom you’ve just met and intuitively ‘clicked with’).
M-r also tends to bring back unfinished communication business from the past, esp. from previous M-r phases (last one in March 2019).

 

What happens quite often under M-r :
We receive / intuit a potentially interesting message for others that’s worth sharing and passing on – to whom it may concern. Go ahead and ‘randomly’ deliver/ spread it to others who need to hear that information and inspiration (without your personal agenda)!
We’re prompted to connect two or more people with one another – because we can. Who knows where it leads?
So, keep collecting communication karma cookies, by being the random messenger & connector of kindness!

 

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

Back to Basics & Buddhists:
Be mindful, and observe the phenomenon mind from a ‘meta’ level.
Like, by asking yourself:

Why am I really saying this?
Who’s the one thinking and talking here?

If we don’t do from time to time this ‘mental hygiene’ our inner ‘devil’s advocate – disguised as M-r – out tricks us, subconsciously ‘sabotaging’ our plans, second guessing ourselves, and constellating circumstances that make us back off from our original intention. So important to check what we’ve been doing with our brain – or rather, what the brain has been doing with us all along.

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

 

My Seasoned MERCURY Retro Tips & Seasonal Tool Kit 

 

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

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

It usually takes a week or so to adjust to the different mode.
Hopefully, you’ve taken it easy on the pre-retro shadow phase (since June 21), rather than being ‘pulled into’ the wild ‘storm’ (since June 28), or apparently stationary stuckness (can be either and both, in paradoxical trickster fashion).

 

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

There’s a tendency for the mind to be distracted and all over the place, to loose and misplace things and thoughts that later have to be RE-trieved again in your ‘inner house’.
Avoid getting scattered and disorganized, collect the mind ‘pieces’, be present with any situation and function ‘at hand’, and don’t loose sight of what practically works and matters. The apparent priority of urgent ‘little’ things and ‘small stuff’ can easily be a distraction and waste of energy.
Practice coming back to the Here-NOW.

 

3) Retro is an inwards / backwards oriented energy.

M-r is a good time to RE-treat, and RE-visit meditation and mindfulness.
Also an excellent chance (if not necessity) to deal with ‘old unfinished business’, ‘loose ends’, and to clear communication themes from the past, often carried over from a previous M-r time (last one March 2019).

 

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

Like: re-assess, re-align, read, re-treat, re-pair, re-boot, re-group, re-consider, re-arrange, re-place, you name it…
One RE-ason for me pointing out all these RE-activities:
During M-r (which also has a karmic undertone), we less likely get away anymore with being sloppy, and with procrastinating or neglecting RE-sidual communication issues with people from the past. They come up like a mirror. Talk about what RE-ally matters, with love & care a la LEO / CANCER.

 

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

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

 

6) Be mindful & compassionate how you communicate with others.

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

 

7) Be clear and precise with commitments and agreements.

Double-check whether you’ve been understood correctly, and RE-peat / RE-phrase back to them too. Avoid signing an agreement before you have all the necessary information (often only after MERCURY retro is over, or at least half-way, meeting the SUN = July 21!).

 

8) MERCURY Retro RE-minds us…

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

 

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

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

 

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

With the LEO – CANCER flavour, re-connect with people whom you have a natural familiarity with, and with whom your encounters are playful, even childlike – so healing for your Inner Children!
Trust your intuition, and let yourself be surprised by what shows up when you speak to them.

 

11) The themes and areas of life (partners, children, career, groups, etc.) that THIS retro phase brings up for YOU…
…depend on the Planet/s and House/s that M-r activates in YOUR personal birth chart, in other words where CANCER / LEO is situated.

I’m happy to check that out for and WITH you – either in a quick hint, or in a focused (or longer) session at this occasion if more is going on for you…

 

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

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

 

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

 

14) Enlightened Insights, anyone…?
The Day of Enlightened Insight – when M-r meets the SUN on the exact half-way point of the M-r phase is in this round on JULY 21 – check out what epiphanies and paradigm shifts occur round this day!

 

15) If you would like to know…

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

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

 

 

© 2019 by Mercur-elanie 😉 

 

Wishing us all a Happy & Playful MERCURY Retro Summer 2019!

 

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Summer SoUlstice 2019! Height of the Light, Sacred Stand-Still and Turning Point

22 Jun

Happy SUMMER SOLSTICE on June 21 – Height of the Light!

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha / SUMMER SOLSTICE, Lughnassadh / Lammas, Mabon, Samhain

We’re celebrating the longest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere!
One of the four sacred turning points of the year:
Summer and Winter Solstice, and Spring and Fall Equinox.

Summer Solstice is in Pagan Tradition called LITHA.
In this beautifully compiled UK originated page The Goddess and the Green Man you can find a plethora of traditions, ceremonies, and recipes for ‘Midsummer’ (as it’s also called, even though Summer only begins!).

Sol-Stice means literally ‘Standstill of the Sun’.

Apparently, from the perspective of the Northern Hemisphere, the SUN has reached its maximum range of the Ecliptic, and is now overhead the Tropic of CANCER, ‘producing’ the longest day time hours, before ‘receding’.

If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, the ‘arc’ of the SUN is the smallest and lowest now, reaching Winter Solstice. Your Summer Solstice is when, through the Earth tilt, the Sun is overhead the Tropic of Capricorn – longest days for you guys and gals, of course.
Happy WINTER SOLSTICE, dear Reader in Australia and South Africa, and the whole Southern Hemisphere of Mama Gaia!

Back to our Northern sphere:
As you can see in this daylight table we’re actually 2 full weeks in Solstice mode: 16 hrs and 06 – 07 min of day time, this whole WEEK in the Northern Hemisphere (with the example of Victoria BC), culminating on June 21, with 16 hrs and 06 min. and 43 sec., the absolute maximum of the year.
June 21 is 7 hours and 48 minutes longer than the Winter Solstice (Dec 21)!
And from next week on, the day time will recede very slowwwly – yet, it’s SUMMER!

 

 

* Happy CANCER Season:
Nurturing What We Care About.

Johfra-Bosschart-Cancer

Johfra Bosschart: The MOON Rules CANCER

Since the SUN crossed the Summer Solstice Point yesterday we’re in the CANCER Season of the year (this year until July 22).
The first WATER sign of the Zodiac introduces the world of Feeling, Caring, Nurturing, and Belonging – ahhh!
This is the energy related to the Mother theme.
The MOON is ‘at home’
 and most natural in CANCER which brings out our early, primal memories, our need to be safe and cared for, our instincts to protect life, and to nurture what and whom we care about – our ‘loved ones’ (2-legged or 4-legged), and extending to all beings and life forms.

With CANCER being so closely linked with the MOON you probably want to know when the first SUMMER New Moon and Full Moon will be:
The CANCER New Moon on July 2 will be a Total Solar ‘Seed’ Eclipse(!), visible from South America.
The CAP – CANCER Full Moon on July 16 / 17 will be a Partial Lunar ‘Release’ Eclipse, visible from South America, Africa, Eurasia, and Oceania.

So yes, CANCER time is Eclipse season, just as CAPRICORN is these years, 2019 / 20 since the Lunar Nodes are now in CAP (South Node) / CAN (North Node).
Check out the blog post for this energy dynamic.

Time to plant new seeds of Love, Care, Compassion, Nurturing, and Belonging.

Stay tuned for the  Astro~News blog, with cosmic offerings for attunement and celebration!

 

* STANDSTILL & SPIRALING Vibes

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This Summer Solstice is a Turnaround Time, in many ways.

Yes, the SUN moved into CANCER and follows MERCURY (already there since June 4).
The the conscious, vital (SUN) and also mental (MERCURY) energies are turning inwards-backwards, towards themes of origin, home, belonging, how we nurture and what nurtures the soul – as families and tribes gather at this warming season…

Some of our Planetary SoUlar System ‘Family Members’ (getting used to CANCER language here… 🙂 ) reflect the ‘standstill’ / turnaround / inward-turning energy this month too.
Here they are, in order of closeness to our Earthly Home:

 

  • MERCURY is technically still (yes, you know what’s coming…) direct / forward moving, yet travelling in CANCER (June 4 – 26) which by nature turns mental energy inward-backward:
    Memories, dreams, reflections, and thinking / talking about themes we care about, and what offers safety and compassion. Also an ebb-and-flow / back-and-forth / sideways ‘crab walk’ energy for the mind – which can be very creative, and feeling infused.
    When in LEO (from June 26 on), MERCURY will start to slow down, for (you guessed it, indeed!) another MERCURY retro phase, from July 7 – 31, in early LEO to late CANCER.
    Themes will be to find our way from the ego to the Heart, to Love and healthy Self Love, in communication
    (starting with how we talk to ourselves).
    MERCURY will be again in CANCER from July 19 – Aug 11.

    July and Aug will be therefore also ‘turnaround months’ for MERCURY.
    More to come about MERCURY retro in LEO / CANCER, in a separate blog post – stay tuned!

 

  • VENUS will enter CANCER on July 3 (until July 27) – right after the CANCER New Moon / Total Solar Eclipse!
    We’re attracted to people, places, activities that make us feel warm and fuzzy, give us a sense of emotional rapport and belonging. And we just looove to nurture (esp in the area of life related to where CANCER is in our charts).
    Feeling it coming?
    Stay tuned for a blog post to come.

 

  • MARS is now in CANCER too – almost at the end of its Homeward Bound-Unbound move = only until July 1.
    It hasn’t been an easy time when it comes to straight-forward action / assertion, or even with energy levels
    (forget consistency) with MARS in CANCER, culminating in a crescendo this week (June 18 / 19) when MERCURY met MARS and both opposed MOON / PLUTO in CAP.

    Tooo much talk about how everyone feels? Not enough productive action to get the job done?
    Hope you could channel the energy into a balance between compassion, care, and connection and focus on priorities and power-within.
    Find more about my take on the MARS in CANCER phase in this blog post.

 

  • JUPITER this year happily in SAG, and on retro course since April 10, will go direct again on Aug 11. Which means it will be stationary (moving super slowly in the ‘U-turn’ from backwards to forward) end July to end of Aug, to help us expand and deepen our awareness of inner / unconditional spaciousness, happiness, gifts and gratitude.

 

  • URANUS freshly in TAU is slowing down too, to go retro on Aug 12, and will be in apparent stationary ‘stand-still’ between 6 – 7° TAU, end-of-July to end of Aug. A Wake-up call for us Earthlings, starting from within.
    Time to listen to our body’s call for Freedom from attachments, from the Known, for the New, and simply for EmBodying Freedom!

    More about URANUS into TAU (2019 – 2026) in this blog post.

 

  • CHIRON freshly in ARIES is slowing down too, to go retro on July 8 – until Dec 12, and is now (end of June to mid July) also in turnaround / stationary mode, offering us the Medicine of Healing old / early wounds, and being authentic and present in the Self and in the Now – and in its retro phase even more so: to find it from within.
    Here’s also a blog post for CHIRON in ARIES (2019 – 2027).

 

  • NEPTUNE in mid-PISCES went retro just yesterday, June 21, and is stationary until mid-July too, tuning us into Inner All-Connectedness (beyond co-dependency).
    Find out more about this oceanic infusion in the blog post for NEPTUNE now retro in PISCES.

 

In other words, all these Planets are in the process of changing direction, from direct to retro (MERCURY, CHIRON, URANUS, and NEPTUNE), or from retro to direct (JUPITER).

All these stationary / retro Planets end of June / in July are focal points, and their archetypal energy naturally spirals inward / backward – soulward.

CHIRON, URANUS, and NEPTUNE help us find those archetypal experiences of healing / medicine journey, liberation, and transcendence rather inward, and also to ‘revisit’ and re-connect with places we’ve been before in those experiences, and to let go of and release attachments to shadow ‘hooks’ into the inner old.

Plus, SATURN and PLUTO have been retro for a few months now, and support inward / backward processes:

SATURN, now retro, and in Sept stationary in mid CAP calls us to complete old limiting conditioning, and commit to the Inner Assignment, do the Inner Work, and find Inner Authority and the Inner Elder who will then naturally as a reflection of the inner be established and recognized in the outer world.

And PLUTO in CAP, also retro until early Oct, supports Inner Evolution and Transformation to find the ultimate resource – Soul / Higher Power – and be directed from within – which fuels the collective Evolution of the structures on Planet Earth.

In the present / upcoming turnaround course, we’re called go backwards / inwards, for REsolve and RElease, esp. when it comes to old low and unconscious perhaps karmically ‘inherited’ vibrations of…

MERCURY in LEO / CANCER: Old mental patterns that revolve around oneself, perhaps in narcissistic ways based on certain needs not being met – can we fulfill those without drama (an overcompensation with the purpose to be seen and loved – yet it often is counter-productive and people turn away)?
I bet it has to do with loving and caring for ourselves and esp. the Inner Child…

SATURN in CAP: Old REpetitive patterns, karma, and blocks and obstacles, through being stuck in judgment, limiting beliefs, old stories, pain – all ‘excess luggage’ that prevents us from moving forward with trust and from the heart.

CHIRON in AR: Old stressful survival mode wounds that turn into our ‘shamanic scars’.

URANUS in TAU: Old attachments that prevent our true freedom.

NEPTUNE in PI: Old overwhelm, confusion, delusions, addictions, ways of ‘checking out’ and giving up.

PLUTO in CAP: Old powers that oppress and abuse.

 

…and find through the release from the ‘inside’ more conscious vibrations of:

MERCURY in CANCER / LEO: Expressing ourselves lovingly, passionately, creatively, and heart-fully.

SATURN in CAP: Standing in our Authority, and working with our Best.

CHIRON in ARThe ‘wound’ carries the Medicine. Healing early Wounds and finding healing by making bold first steps is the way forward.

URANUS in TAU: Embodying Freedom.

NEPTUNE in PIDropping into Unity Consciousness, in the Unified Field.

PLUTO in CAP: Empowered by and for Evolution.

 

Would you like to tune into the astrological transits of the Summer, in your own chart and life?
Come on over in Victoria / come on in online via zoom to a customized Astro session. If your birthday is coming up you get 10% discount in your bday week.
An Astro birthday session is a great self-gifting that many clients treat themselves to. 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

Wishing us all a Happy SUMMER 2019!

 

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NEPTUNE in PISCES stationary in June – goes retro June 21 (until Nov 27) – Connectivity without Co-Dependency

22 Jun

June is quite the oceanic month, dear Friends!

Did you know?
June 8 was also World Oceans Day, raising awareness for the Beauty and vital Importance of the World Oceans.
To this I say: Every day is World Oceans Day!
Obvious by now how the Oceans show us: We’re all, and it IS all connected.
How are we responding to  / IN this ‘simple’ truth?

Just as the Oceans and atmosphere connect us, we experience now (well, always have, but perhaps even more so since CHIRON and NEPTUNE have entered PISCES, 2010 and 2012) how everything links with everything, in a limitless energetic continuum. The veils between dimensions, incl. Time and Space have become more and more permeable.

Have you recently felt overwhelmed by information and possibilities, yet going nowhere?

Where is this going? What’s the direction?
Have you been questioning everything?
Have you been in a maze, blues, blah mode, aimless, passive, confused, maybe even depressed, drifting, dreaming, feeling disillusioned, disappointed, feeling like checking out and escaping ‘reality’ lately,  and / or ‘hooked’ on something that has turned into an addiction?

Seems like you’re tuning into a low grade expression of NEP-TUNE’s turnaround mode….

 

Neptunian Turning Point 

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

The Archetype of Oneness takes us inward-backward in its 5-months retro journey that started yesterday, June 21.
This doesn’t mean to retreat from the ‘outer world’ and ‘do nothing’.
Yet, a retreat from overwhelm / addiction (which are often linked and of the same Archetype: “Still haven’t found what I’m looking for…”) and inner ‘refuge’ would be well-supported by NEPTUNE retro.

As we’re still in the cycle of the alchemical GEMINI New Moon (June 3), a good starting point would be inquiry into:

  • What’s missing, what am I yearning for?
  • What would complement and change me?
  • How can this… be found within, in connection with / as the ONE?

NEPTUNE is just the first of 4 planets going retro in July / Aug (MERCURY on July 7, CHIRON on July 8, URANUS on Aug 12), joining a ‘team’ of 5 Retrograde ‘Players’ in July / Aug!

 

NEPTUNE is a V.I.P.

Poseidon / Neptune, in the Harbour of Havana, where the Malecon starts…. Photo by Melanie, from a Neptunian Journey in Cuba in 2012

Good to be aware of the NEPTUNE Archetype, and able to recognize what’s up when we’re getting ‘hooked’, what alternative higher vibrational expressions may look like, and how to tune into those.

NEPTUNE’s a Very Important Planet this month, since it’s on a turnaround course (twice a year) from Earth perspective, exact since yesterday, June 21, hence moving very slowly mid June to early July, and an energetic focal point.
NEPTUNE will be retro until Nov 27 (a yearly rhythm of 5 months retro / 7 months direct).

NEPTUNE has been also involved in the GEMINI New Moon on June 17 (which widely squared stationary NEPTUNE in PI), and is presently activated by a Water Trine from MERCURY / MARS / the North Node in CANCER (exact June 13 – 16).
The Water Trine from the North Node to NEPTUNE continues until mid-July.

The Water Trine invites us to….:

Communicate with care and compassion, stay connected (rather than ‘checking out’), surf the energy field that’s naturally available, dance with Life, surrender to what-IS, hold space in Oneness, ride energy waves with flow and ease, without resisting nor getting unhealthily entangled or enmeshed in co-dependency (shadow of PI), is the way to (Let) Go.

 

Water is Life!

In case you haven’t seen (or not in a while) the moving and mobilizing video about Standing Rock Water Protectors/ Warriors with the song by Trevor Hall please watch and RE-connect. 
Still and always important to protect our Waters!

 

We are all in THIS together…

Earth YinYangRemember when people were talking about the theory of ‘six degrees of separation’, but hey – since  NEPTUNE moved into
PISCES (2012 – 2026) the experience of separation through Time and Space has more and more morphed into interconnectedness anyway.

My sense is NEPTUNE in PISCES also mirrors the outflow of the Piscean Age– as the Aquarian Age is already ‘moving in’ with highly individualizing technological self-sufficiency (and isolation).

Internet and media allow (and hook!) us to be continuously plugged in and connected (to and through technology – which is now omni-available, ever since NEPTUNE sailed through AQ from 1998 – 2012, and to and through media – omni-present, and for many of us the place where ‘social’ happens most, ever since NEPTUNE entered PI, in 2012.

We’re swimming in, or rather: AS, a collective and universal field of energy – all connective and vibrational, atmospheric and boundary-less. 
Well, solid form is an illusion anyway.

 

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Oceanic Evening Glow – Photo by Melanie

 

Since the slow moving planets NEPTUNE (2012 – 2026) and CHIRON (2010 – 2018, now already in ARIES) have been in PISCES, there’s been a flood of influences and confluences, overwhelming and weakening (NEPTUNE),  and leaving us vulnerable (CHIRON).
Our individual (which is of course an illusion) identity experiences him / herself separate, and has a need to connect and feel connected. 
Where to turn? 
How to turn connectedness on?

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Yoga has become a big phenomenon, and a lot of people turned to a spectrum of spiritual (PI) practices (VIR) – all showing the path to / AS the ONE (PI).


And yes, NEPTUNE also reflects trends and mass movements 
(also mass manipulation, by the way).

 

So, what’s with co-dependency?

PISCEAN energy is about connection.
It’s a transpersonal, universal energy. When ‘drawn into’ inter-personal realms, there can be a need to connect into a no-boundary / ‘endless’ state with someone that’s quite unhealthy, and doesn’t allow for breathing space or closure, and maybe the other partner has the co-dependent need to be needed.
“Can’t be with you, can’t be without you” sums up the feeling culture in such co-dependent / addicted relationships. Often, they’re based on various early life experiences (like abandonment, neglect, confusing bonding, or overwhelm / abuse) that the PISCEAN ‘person’ unconsciously tries to compensate for, to ‘get the loving connection’, yet s/he might re-attract similar addictive situations as s/he looks for love at the wrong places with the same vibration.

A while ago, I saw a video based on the experiences and teachings of Gabor Mate that showed how addiction is a misdirected need for connection (both so Piscean!).
In German, the words for seeking (Suche) and addiction (Sucht) have the same root.
“Still haven’t found what I’m looking for…”.

Our Piscean Age that humanity is just about to outgrow has compounded such patterns and tendencies with, simplistically put, the classic co-dependent triad of victim – perpetrator – martyr / saviour. They need each other to maintain the constellation.
Always good to check in and be self-aware (VIRGO) which role/s (maybe two at once) we might play in a difficult situation – and to keep releasing…

And good to be aware of:
NEPTUNE is a transpersonal planet – actually the ‘higher octave’ of VENUS. 
In other words, we are personally attracted to and connected with one another via VENUS, while NEPTUNE is about… being connected.

 

YinYang Infinite

The essence of timeless Tao Wisdom: Yin-Yang Balance is always dynamic and interwoven.

PISCES and the Paradox

With PISCES, the approach is paradoxical (“Let go, relax, and it comes to you, you can’t ‘get’… (LOVE?) what you already have or rather: are….”), and transpersonal (“Don’t take it personally!” Is that possible?)

I’m sure there’ll be more downloads and releases from NEPTUNE now as it’s just gone retrograde in PISCES…
May the Universe-All Love show us:
All is connected. May we relax into this, breathe out and let go, and let the in-breath come naturally…

 

What a miraculous mirage!

… that NEPTUNE in its own domain PISCES (2012 – 2026) shows us:
All is fluid, ever changing, yet everything is always here.
There is nothing constant about life, about you, yet something permeates existence.
Big paradoxes. Wherever you go, there you are.
Yet where is the Self to be found (let’s contemplate THIS)?

 

Humanity and all life forms are interconnected. We see that now inevitably on all levels, ecologically, climate wise, via the media, politically, economically, culturally.

 

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Blessings for Oneness in Freedom, on the the Canadian Aboriginal Day (June 21, Summer Solstice) and Week!
Well, again: it’s always Aboriginal Time…

All our Relations, through Time and Space – One Humanity!

 

 

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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SAG – GEMINI Full Moon with JUPITER (June 17) – Speak Your Heart Truth & Be Free

16 Jun

Happy Strawberry & Rose Moon of June!

So many beautiful flowers in full bloom now, incl. Wild Roses and cultivated Roses. Time to smell the Roses, and pick up their Heart Medicine.

 

Rosarium Roses – visit in my Bavarian birth town Regensburg – Photo by Melanie, June 2019

 

You might already know…
Native Americans and other traditions around the World gave names to the Full Moons of the year. Each Nation / culture has given the Full Moons of the month different names, according to what that month brings and requires.

So many names, so much diversity… directed by Nature.

 

Yes, this is the last Full Moon in Spring, after the Spring Equinox Full Moon on March 20, the Easter Full Moon on Apr 19, and the Wesak Moon on May 18 – four(!) Spring Full Moons this year!


The previous Full Moons in LIBRA – AR, LIBRA – AR, and SCO – TAU ‘funnel’ into this one, as the LUNA, before her Fullness in SAG, travelled last week through LIBRA and SCO… evoking themes of relatedness, balance, and deeper processes, hopefully bringing us to core themes that are ripe for change-into-freedom!

 

What does this FULL MOON mean to YOU?
And even more so, how does it MOVE YOU?

 

My friend Otto Heitzer took this amazing photo of the strawberry colour Full Moon in Germany – not today but some Moons ago 🙂


I invite you to follow the trail into the Heart of Astro~News, to find its gifts and Medicine through the read, and even more so: in your HEART! 

 

Phoenix Heart-Fire Moon Moves Us!

Before tuning into the SAG FULL MOON, enhanced by BIG JUPITER(!) we went through the SCORPIO MOON on Thu / Fri (June 13 / 14) – the most intense of all lunar vibrations – which of course has ‘fed’ into tomorrow’s Full Moon.

Time to speak (GEM SUN) our Truth (SAG) about what touches us deeply, and about intense shadow things (SCO) as well. May the Truth set us FREE!
Knowledge (GEM), Understanding (SAG / JUPITER), and mostly:
Heart Truth & deep Wisdom IS Freedom!

 

 

We rise again – even more so when we’ve processed and cleared a lot in / through the scorpionic phase.
The pre-Full Moon is always most charged – enhanced by JUPITER (their alignment will be today Sunday at 12:09 pm PDT), and still reverberating the SCO – TAU Full Moon from May 18 – the Wesak Moon.

How about tuning into the whole phase from the Full Moon in SCO (May 18) to the pre-Full Moon in SCO (June 13 / 14):

  • Where have you been emotionally ‘hooked’ yet couldn’t control the situation?
  • Where have you felt deeply affected (hurt over or passionate about something)?
  • How can / could you transform attachments (to a desired outcome / gain, or being stuck with the unwanted), and find freedom?
  • What’s a ‘game changer’ that brings the intense and ‘negative’ to the light, and restores Love?
  • What does the inner Buddha Nature say to all this, and where does it take you?

Have you noticed?
Since the MOON crossed over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG
(Sat June 15 at 2:03 am PDT) the Spirit / mood lifted – and we could ‘come through what needed to be felt, ‘digested’, transformed, and alchemized, with new understanding and direction, rooted in the Heart.

 

This free and public Eagle showed up for Public Domain Photos – in public air space…

 

The lunar SAG energy pulls us upward-onward – yay!
SAG after SCO is the ‘Phoenix out of the Ashes’, the soaring Eagle, the rebirth and widening of perspective:
To SEE is to be FREE!

Freedom and Truth are big for SAG – the energy that’s enhanced by JUPITER the Ruler of SAG for the whole year, until Dec 2 – a super boost for the one SAG Full MOON of the Year!

When we come from the ego-head the Full Moon polarity of SUN & MOON turns easily into a divisive scenario.
Either horizontally: “Me here – you there; my truth vs. your truth”, or vertically: “I’m up here and know better than you.”

What saves the day and the way is the HEART.
HEART Truth isn’t somebody’s truth, and not about right or wrong, doesn’t have an opposite, is inviting rather than dividing.
Coming and speaking from the Heart Truth is a big theme under the GEM – SAG Full Moon.

Is that up for you too?
Likely it’s related to the areas in life that the SAG – GEMINI Houses in your chart point to. Perhaps even your SUN, MOON, Nodes, and Planets are in GEM and / or SAG?

When the “me and them” or sense of “I know better” comes up, and creates an interpretation of perceptions that can turn into a ‘story’ we can inquire (GEM), a la Byron Katie, and deeply ask ourselves:

  • Is this true?
  • How do you know it’s true?
  • Who would you be without this truth / story?

Inquiring as in: questioning our assumptions, and also: asking deep existential questions about our True Nature is a great way of being with the SAG – GEM activation through the Full Moon.

 

Time to take a look at the SAG – GEMINI Full Moon chart!

The cosmic Full Moon map shows TWO dominant polarities with multiple heavenly bodies involved:

  • The GEMINI SUN – SAG MOON / JUPITER Full Moon axis
  • The CANCER MARS / MERCURY / North Node – CAPRICORN SATURN / PLUTO / South Node opposition.

All about the Full MOON and also the Lunar Nodes.

  • SAG – GEM represents the Journey from the Head to the Heart, and to be guided by our Heart YES (rather than all the outer & inner voices, doubts, and arguments).
  • With SATURN / South Node / PLUTO in CAP an ‘Old Empire’ is indeed expiring.
    Which old ways in YOUR life (related to power / control / authority / judgment / heaviness / depression / repression) are coming to an end?
    No need to go back to them.
    Honour them for what they have served, and let them run their course without you.
  • MARS / MERCURY (exactly aligned on June 18) / North Node in CANCER have us passionately advocate FOR something we feel strongly about, bravely tracing the origin of your feelings & thoughts, anger & passion, and pro-actively take care of our needs. When we do that disempowering patterns can be completed (CAP energy with the South Node).

 

So much mutability in the chart / energy field these days (‘Flexibel’ scores 23) – suggesting maximum flexibility and adaptability without getting scattered, fragmented, and overwhelmed.
Key of the mutability is yesterday’s (June 16) square of JUPITER retro in SAG with NEPTUNE in PI: Tuning into the Heart Path, and allowing the Universe and all Beings to bless us and fulfill our Heart & Soul Wishes.
Even if we don’t think we like strawberries & roses…

 
URANUS is the only Planet in a fixed sign, TAURUS – which is hardly fixed, since it breaks up habits and attachments – Freedom from the Known!
This ‘Singleton’ Planet URANUS can be quite an important catalyst: Being radically awake and present in our Earth Body and its senses here-now is an important clue to freedom.
What does your body spontaneously call you to shift? 
I just changed the place and body position from which I’m writing (now legs up, fresh air), and voila, feeling more awake and inspired.

Feeling ready to compose the Astro~News for the whole phase from the Full Moon in SAG – GEM to the CANCER New Moon on July 2 – a Total Solar Eclipse.
It’ll come your way via email if you’re subscribed (which you can do on my FB Page – left side panel).

 

Many Blessings for the JUPITER enhanced Strawberry & Roses Full Moon and beyond!

 

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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MERCURY in CANCER (June 4 – 26 & July 19 – Aug 11) – Memories & Reflections, Inner Landscape of the Mind…

4 Jun

Dear Astro~News Blog Reader,
noticing a shift in the mental landscape?

Today, one day after the New MOON (ruling CANCER) in GEMINI (which is ruled by MERCURY), MERCURY moves into CANCER!
Can you see the cosmic Moon-Gemini-Mercury-Cancer dance in this theme?
Lots of mental-emotional stimulation on this day – offering us the opportunity if not necessity to be extra mindful.

I call the GEM – CAN cusp that MERCURY moves over and which links MERCURY and the MOON the ‘MIND / Rapport Point’.
Why?
Once I attended a Buddhist talk where I learned for Buddhists the intellectual mind and the emotions are in one continuum of ‘Mind’. Makes perfect sense to me, since thoughts evoke emotions and emotions have their voices, and lead to thoughts… A lot going on in this realm these days, and Astrology reflects this.
I call GEM – CAN also the Rapport Point since to built rapport we need to have a mental and emotional connection, getting each other mentally, and sharing from a loving, nurturing place.
Let’s make a point of being in good rapport with the world – not just, but maybe esp. reminded of – these days.

So here we go: Winged Messenger entering the Cancerian Waters today!

 

MERCURY in CANCER (June 4 – 26 & July 19 – Aug 11; due to  M-r July 7 – 31):
Memories & Reflections, Inner Landscape of the Mind…

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Crab Perspective… and Family Time…

MERCURY’s move into CANCER invites us into playful, creative imagination, after the intellectual, information driven MERCURY in GEM over the last weeks.

MERCURY in CAN (until June 26, and again, during & post M-r July 7 – 31) brings out memories and reflections, and is rather inward-backward oriented.
This mercurial energy can be also well channeled into communicating from a caring, nurturing, compassionate, gentle place, with and on behalf of the family, tribe, children, the human family, and the family of all sentient Beings
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I.o.w.: Talk to your Tribe! And talk to ‘others’ as if they were in your Tribe – because we ultimately are.

The shadow / pitfall of MERCURY in CANCER is an emotional ‘overlay’ of information processing, and lack of objectivity. Information is filtered through feelings which can be a moody (CANCER is ruled by the MOON and ebb – tides like: “Today it seems like this, but who knows how I read / hear it tomorrow, and what it reminds me of”.
CANCER’s got the best memory of them all which is where the mind (MERCURY) can be pulled into now, for better: bring on the stories and throwbacks! or worse: these ghosts from the past have a life of their own, and in hindsight it can me always be nostalgic or…haunting. 

MERCURY is this time in CANCER for 3 + more than 3 = more than 6 weeks altogether – a substantial window to look into the inner landscape, and ask: 
How does this and that information make me FEEL?
Where do these feelings originate?

Dreams can be very enhanced now too (of course even more so closer to the Full Moon on June 17, and at the PLE on July 16) can be brought to consciousness (I’m already noticing that lately – you too?).
Which reminds me of one of Carl G. Jung’s famous works Memories, Dreams, and Reflections
The Swiss psychologist C.G.J. * July 26, 1875, was born under a LEO SUN / URANUS (ruler of his AQ Rising – a brilliant man indeed!), and VENUS / MERCURY in CAN.
“I can understand myself only in the light of inner happenings.” – very apropos his MERCURY in CAN.

 

Quite the activated first MERCURY in CANCER weeks to come, esp. on June 7, and around the next Full Moon (June 16-19):

MERCURY in CAN triggers almost all planetary Archetypes (ha, Jung – the ‘grandfather’ of Archetype awareness in the modern world – would love this), and their patterns with one another.

Chronologically in this sequence:
LILITH, URANUS, CHIRON, NEPTUNE, JUPITER, SATURN, MARS, PLUTO.
I.o.w., the whole Zeitgeist and its Archetypes can be seen through the lens of the mind, reflected in our emotional field, and communicated back ‘out’ again.
Since it all happens in a such concentrated time window, the themes below can be activated almost at once, and you might feel yourself be expressing all of them simultaneously / interchangably:

 

  • June 4
    MERCURY enters CAN:
    Building Rapport. Offering nurturing messages from / for the ‘Inner Landscape’.
    Talk with your Tribe, and create a Tribe atmosphere.

 

  • June 7
    MERCURY in CAN in Water trine with LILITH in PI, in sextile with URANUS in TAU, and in square with CHIRON in AR:

    Follow natural instinct that leads you to the flow of life, messages of the body and grounded intuition. Speak in authentic, maybe raw and vulnerable ways that touch the Heart.

 

  • June 16 – also the day of the JUPITER – NEPTUNE square
    MERCURY in Water trine with stationary NEPTUNE in PI, quincunx JUPITER retro in SAG opposite SATURN retro & the South Node in CAP:
    Facing ‘old world’ authorities with cold, rigid, heavy, righteous, separative agendas (incl. the inner one)? Don’t take the blame / don’t take things on that aren’t yours. What matters in the long run, and at ‘the end of the day’? Can you let go of the rest? What would the Inner Authority / Inner Elder, and the bigger picture / a wider outlook on the situation say?
    Meditation and perhaps mediation are indicated, speaking with Elders and tuning into traditions is a healthy expression of this ‘polarity’.

 

  • June 18
    MERCURY meets MARS in CAN:
    Watch angry thoughts and the sharp tongue, and don’t let them get the better of you.  No need to let them out on your friends. Feelings can get easily hurt on a day like this. Tomorrow you might already feel and think differently about it all. The energy is well channeled into passionately co-advocating FOR something, and bravely tracing the origin of your feelings, thoughts, anger, and passion.

 

  • June 19
    MERCURY (and MARS) oppose PLUTO retro in CAP:
    Speaking on behalf of our human family, in the face of where the world seems to go:
    How can this lifestyle be sustainable, for the next Seven (or less?) Generations to come? 

    Also, a good time to reconnect and communicate with Family and Ancestors (alive or in other realms, Spirit Ancestors, as well as the Inner Spirit Elder). And to go into dialogue with your Inner ‘Wild’ True Nature that shows you where you’re respected and regenerated.

 

  • June 21 – The SUN enters CANCER – Summer Solstice!
    Light on Warmth, Compassion and Kindness

 

  • June 26
    MERCURY enters LEO – for the time being, until July 19 when it re-enters CAN in its next retro phase – more about that one in an upcoming blog post.Speaking from a heart- and soulful place, and in the LEO name of Living Life Lovingly!

 

Blessings for a gentle & mindful first phase of MERCURY retro in CANCER!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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June 3 GEMINI Alchemy New Moon – Synthezising Polarities

3 Jun

GEMINI the Alchemist-a?

The GEMINI painting by Johfra Bosschart shows on its top the double-headed Phoenix bird, arising from the Yin-Yang Lunar / Solar Alchemy of opposites. In this deeper sense, GEMINI is the Alchemist.

 

Mercury Rules Gemini, by Johfra Bosschart. Detail: The Phoenix, alchemizing Yin Feminine / Lunar and Yang Masculine / Solar.

 

Today is the 2019 GEMINI NEW MOON – not ‘just’ a SoLunar union but also an initiation to a new dialogue, to bridge & synthesize dualities.

  • Where does communication, and beyond that, Alchemy & Synthesis between what / who seems disparate present itself for you?
  • Where are the puzzle pieces coming together?
  • What’s the initiation that’s happening for you?

As always with a New Moon, there’s a Yang side that we can use to set a new intention and a Yin side of conceiving what the Universe-as-Life is offering at this juncture. Let’s allow both of these sides to come together! Just focusing on intention setting for a New Moon (as commonly suggested) is i.m.o. just half of the equation. So let’s be open to what presents itself, and respond to it if it resonates.

What type if Union?
GEMINI is a light, changeable, and ‘impermanent’ energy of buzz-contact-pollination, like via insects in late Spring.
So let’s be light, inspired, and in contact with the World-around-us. There is always so much to learn. And learning is synthesizing.
Plus, the New Moon in GEM is in wide opposition with JUPITER in SAG, and in wide mutable square with NEPTUNE in PISCES – a dynamic bridging polarities between communication and understanding, trusting, having a positive outlook, and beyond that, being open to surrender & faith – all in the Synthesis & Alchemy blend.

 

What helps in this Alchemy opportunity is asking good questions, listening, learning, starting a new conversation, going into dialogue, and inquiring deeply.
No way going back into the historic rabbit hole, a la SATURN / South Node / PLUTO in CAP (one of the primary signatures of this Spring / early Summer – finally on Jan 12, 2020, SATURN – PLUTO actually unite) – Letting the ‘Old Empire’ expire.

Through unburdening ourselves from the shackles of the past that we might have been unconsciously loyal to, we naturally find our freedom.
Just as removing junk from a river allows it to naturally run freely.
MARS now in CANCER
(until July 1, opposite SATURN / NN / PLUTO June 14 – 19 – another polarity that the New Moon initiates) supports the Power of ‘Fresh Water’ overcoming with Time the ‘old rocks’ / edifices, and structures that have build up. Keep the best but leave the rest & redundant that had its Time!

Rhine Falls in Switzerland – Photo from a refreshing visit with my Friends on June 1

 

NEPTUNE in PI (which the MOON (today June 3) and the SUN (on June 9) square up with) helps us to forgive, release, let go, and surrender it all in the Unifying Field – call it Universal Love and Oneness.
We’re all in THIS…

The New Moon in GEM initiates a new beginning for new learning, new avenues, new questions, new dialogue (incl. inner) – new Alchemy & Synthesis!

 

Let’s take a look at the GEMINI New Moon chart!


The GEMINI New Moon will be at 3:02 am PDT on June 3.
The 3 and the 2 – the synthesizing polarities theme shows up in the date too…

Looks like the New Moon is unaspected?
Barely – there’s actually a wide T-square between the New Moon in GEM opposite JUPITER retro in SAG, and both in T-square with stationary NEPTUNE in PI.
The New Moon catalyzes the central of 3 squares between JUPITER & NEPTUNE this year, which will be exact on June 16 (first one was on Jan 13, last one on Sept 21).

This square might feel like ‘too much of a good thing’ / overwhelm, or:
Opportunities to raise our vibrations.
Expansion of consciousness.
Seeing how the Universe showers us with gifts, blessings, and miracles when we trust and have faith!
Letting go while trusting the abundance that’s always available.

 

So many blessings for the New Moon Alchemy helping us to be open for the Gift of the Universe!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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In Victoria BC, and worldwide

 

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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.

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MERCURY in GEMINI (May 21 – June 4) – Life is for Learning

18 May

Dear Astro~News Friends!

Have you been en-joying Life-in-Spring?
Hopefully, as Nature awakened and re-greened the World – wherever you’re fortunately to witness and be part of this yearly miracle.

The Mercurial Inner Messenger / Communicator / Mind Archetype, after having settled into TAURUS, spreads its wings in GEMINI on May 21, for a de-light-ful flight ‘window’ until June 4.

MERCURY is quite natural in GEMINI where the swift Messenger can be out and about, connecting the dots and learning lots along the way.

So let’s follow the Mercurial mode, and be a learner-in-Life!
Picking up information, talking to people and receiving the messages – maybe ‘between the lines’ and via many channels of communication is what makes MERCURY happy.
How about treating this phase like being a student?
Nothing written in the stone of your carved-out-experience, everything fluid and new, no room for prejudice and judgment. A bit scary? Makes you feel young and fresh? Good!

MERCURY is also moving quite fast now, approaching its connection with the SUN on May 21 – also the day when both the SUN and MERCURY enter GEMINI!
That’s the point furthest away from Mercury retro / right between retro phases.

Sooo, not the phase to backtrack, rather:
Being consciously and swiftly in motion, as life keeps approaching you…
A good time also to listen to the messages of the body, on the TAU – GEM cusp, to find your voice, and perhaps speak different languages (even just a few words), and see what that does in you and ‘the other’. Maybe ‘the other’ is just ‘another you’?

MERCURY is an Alchemist, and so is conscious GEMINI – bringing polarities and dualities into contact, conversation, and cooking up concoctions from that.
“Let’s talk”, can lead to so much more…

 

Mercury Rules Gemini
Interchange and alchemical Union of ‘Opposites’
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

MERCURY contacts these other Planetary Archetypes while in GEMINI: 

 

Starting with a brilliant fusion:
MAY 21

MERCURY enters GEM 3 hrs after the SUN enters GEM, and meets the SUN 2 hrs later (at 6:07 am PDT)!
This is their ‘inferior conjunction’ – furthest away from M-r.

Find your Voice, and let Consciousness speak.
Swiftly, de-light-fully, and clearly connect & communicate.

 

MAY 23
MERCURY in GEM sextile CHIRON in ARIES
Even if it’s awkward, just make the first step to talk, and be authentic.

 

MAY 29
MERCURY in GEM square NEPTUNE in PI
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.

 

MAY 30
MERCURY in GEM quincunx SATURN retro & the SN in CAP, and opposite JUPITER retro in SAG.
Both MERCURY & JUPITER in their own signs, and while MERCURY is swift & straight-forward, JUPITER is retro & inward.
Lots to organize, and no idea where to start, or whether ‘it can be done’?
Talk to people, yet also trust the Heart and the Why to guide you.

 

MAY 31
MERCURY in GEM quincunx PLUTO retro in CAP
Swift moves happen, yet deep & old connections get you into the Soul.

 

JUNE 4
The New MOON in GEM contacts MERCURY just before both go into CANCER.
The GEM – CAN cusp is a ‘Nesting Point’ and a place where thinking meets feeling – also expressed through GEM / CAN, MERCURY / the MOON.
Where’s Home, after having buzzed about so much, and how do you feel about all the information you’ve gathered?

 

Where in your chart is GEMINI?


That’s where you look for / find opportunities for mental stimulation, learning, and bridging polarities.

MERCURY freshly in GEMINI in your… House helps you communicate about and with 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.

 

Have a de-Light-ful Journey with MERCURY in GEMINI 2019!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

Serving you since 2000
In Victoria BC, and worldwide

 

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!