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

15 Nov

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

VENUSian Blessings, Light & Love!
Melanie

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

 

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

 

 

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Encore: * REgeneration of the Inner Love Goddess – VENUS Retro 2018 (Oct 5 – Nov 16) and ‘New VENUS’ on Oct 26.

25 Oct

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

All about VENUS!
‘She’s naturally at home’ in fair LIBRA – where the last NEW MOON on Oct 8 was, and in enjoyable TAURUS where the FULL MOON on Oct 24 was.

But at this point, VENUS has been in deep, dark  in SCORPIO (her ‘exile’) for a while…

VENUS crossed the ‘Alchemy Point’ / ‘Tipping Point’ into SCORPIO on the Day of the VIRGO NEW MOON (Sept 9).
She started her transformational retro & underworld journey on Fri (VENUS-Day!) Oct 5 when the U.S. Supreme Court nomination and sexual assault allegations thrill culminated.

With VENUS retro until FRI (yes: VENUS-Day) Nov 16, a transformation of the Inner Feminine occurs as we’re facing old painful / uncomfortable / repressed / in-the-closet / shamed / sexually related themes around attractions that need to be processed.
So that we come to a new place of natural empowerment – from which we naturally engage in and cultivate right relationship.

Noticing any of this?
If it appears to be hidden check out areas of life relating to SCO in your chart (Planets, Houses…) for clues.

VENUS (as always) started ‘her’ retro journey from the position of being an ‘Evening Star’ (setting after the SUN), which has a LIBRA ‘undertone’, showing us how we can make our life and self-worth a lot about other people (comparing ourselves, etc…)

The first half of VENUS retro processes this ‘Evening Star’ quality of VENUS with her LIBRA undertone – which is very other-oriented – perhaps to a fault – which VENUS retro brings to awareness to re-align.

The other day, very synchronistically, I came across messages for transforming VENUS ‘Evening Star’ retro in SCO (pre-New VENUS):
Get involved if you’re truly, deeply in love and passionate about something.
Not just ‘for the money’, or because others do it / following a trend. Don’t just get involved into someone else’s passion, or because you think people will like you more if you’re associated with…this. 
If you do it’s likely not sustainable since you don’t have your own authentic, intrinsic motivation.

And, I add to this: You can’t fake Magic.
This is to a powerful turning point in all our attractions from true inner depth, with VENUS Retro this Fall! 

 

Golden Venus

Good news:
The FULL MOON in TAU with URANUS on Oct 24 ‘delivered’ a ‘New VENUS’ to be
 planted in our consciousness on FRI (yes! VENUS-Day) Oct 26 (every 1 1/2 years) when VENUS retro and the SUN unite.

After the ‘New VENUS’ we’re tapping more easily into the ‘Morning Star’ quality with TAU undertone, meaning: we come from our own solid Self Love and Self Value first before choosing to engage!
What an alignment with the shifting and liberating Full MOON in TAU with URANUS!

 

The ‘New VENUS’ already re-enters her domain of LIBRA on Oct 31 – supporting new conscious choices that are a ‘better match’, more balanced, fair, and harmonious.
And hey, with VENUS retro in LIBRA, marry yourself first!
Inner Love Goddess re-emerging.

Here’s the first VENUS Retro blog post for an in-depth read.

 

Many Blessings for the shift into the ‘New VENUS’!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
…via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

 

VENUS Retro 2018 (Oct 5 – Nov 16): REgeneration of the Inner Love Goddess (starts with Falling in Love with Ourselves….)

23 Sep

The VENUS Retro ‘Season’ is almost ON!

Birth of Venus, by S. Botticelli

Dear Friends in Cosmic Consciousness,

welcoming the VENUSian Turning Point into ‘her’ internal retro mode I’ve been reflecting on the patterns and experiences – the ‘story line’ of the previous VENUS Retro phases (every 18 months). There’s an inner thread between VENUS Retro phases.

I often re-connected with significant others, and found the deeper truth of the relationship which could lead to transformation and often release… 

If you’d like to tune in too, and find clues, here’s the line-up of the last three VENUS Retro phases, since the BIG one – the ‘VENUS Passage’ over the Sun disk in early June 2012 – remember?
May 15 – June 27, 2012 – in GEMINI
Dec 21, 2013 – Jan 31, 2014 – in CAP
July 25 – Sept 6, 2015 – in LEO
March 4 – Apr 15, 2017 – in AR / PI

VENUS presently the ‘Evening Star’, will go ‘into the Underworld’ to regenerate herself as the Morning Star!
VENUS is now stationary in early SCORPIO, and will go retro (inward-backward) on Oct 5 (until Nov 16).
This cosmic process will help us shift from being so Other-oriented (VENUS ‘Evening Star’ has a LIBRA undertone: pleasing, comparing, copying, judging) to find our Intrinsic Value, fall in Love with ourselves, and naturally attract from there (VENUS ‘Morning Star has a TAURUS undertone)!

The VENUS retro phase happens only every 18 months (last one March 4 – Apr 15, 2017 as mentioned – perhaps you remember VENUS retro themes you were experiencing and learning then and which are rippling over again?).
With VENUS ‘cruising’ now in early SCO, close to JUPITER, the inner and outer Feminine is deep, intimate, powerful, and magnetic – which IS attractive – maybe a bit scary too (for those afraid of her power)…
A lot has been processed in many ways, since JUPITER entered SCO on 10/10/2017 – the same week as the Me Too movement started. 
No more closet space for hidden agenda / behind closed doors abuse of the Feminine – and of any Being for that matter….!


With VENUS’s present slowing down period (‘she”s already in pre-retro stationary ‘storm’) you might have noticed ‘early VENUS retro symptoms’ and premonitions about the effect of VENUS retro:

  • Have loved ones and lovers ‘from the past’ / from ‘past’ relationships (even from different time lines) RE-connected with you, or ‘just’ shown up in your life? 
  • Have you been RE-minded of, and attracted to RE-connect with them?
  • Are you drawn to connect in good synergy and intimacy (LI / SCO), but so many things are ‘in the way’ / old agenda needs to be cleared first????
  • Are you called to be more deeply involved with Life and All Our Relations, from within? 

 

The VENUS retrograde phase will be a checking in on, and evaluating of our patterns in relationships:
How, whom, and what we desire and attract, and what’s really a good harmonious match for us.

Even more so, it’s a RE-newal of Self-Love, and Self-Value, and a RE-alignment of whom, what, and how we bring into our lives, with Consciousness (the SUN). 

VENUS is pre-, during, and post-retro for a long time in SCORPIO (started Sept 9, and goes until Oct 31, then again post-retro Dec 2 – Jan 8).

  • What attracts and bonds you to your loved and not-so-loved ones?
  • What’a your sense are your soul agreements?
  • What’s your intimacy based on?

With JUPITER holding space in SCO nearby: 
What can be brought out into the open and to awareness now?
Perhaps to outgrow it – or you already have, and it just needs to be ‘aired’?

VENUS retro will cross from SCO back into LIBRA on Oct 31, before ‘she’ dives fully back into SCO on Dec 2 – only two weeks after coming out of retro. 
Finding Self Love, in Peace, Harmony, and Balance.

 

When VENUS has reached the half-way point of ‘her’ retro journey on Oct 26, ‘she’ meets the SUN – a ‘NEW VENUS’ is born!
A turning point where we have come back to ourselves, let Spirit  (the SUN) lead, and attractions that are aligned with Consciousness can follow.

 

Esp. if you have SUN, MOON, PLANETS, or AC in late LIBRA / early SCO this VENUS retro phase will be a gift for you, to transform deep old patterns about attraction and relationship – in relation to those Planetary Archetypes.
And to fall in love with yourself, with life, with consciousness, while naturally magnetizing from that place.

And for all of us:
The area of life related to where late LIBRA / early SCO is in our charts (esp. house wise) we are invited to go inwards, release & regenerate, and from there attract in a new way.

Come join us in a small group of up to 6 women and men – where we explore these themes while going directly into participants’ charts and life experiences,
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ASTRO~PARLOUR for your Journey with VENUS RETRO 

REgeneration of the INNER LOVE GODDESS
(starting with Falling in Love with Ourselves….)

MON OCT 11
2:11 – 4:30 PM PDT afternoon group
7:11 – 9:30 PM PDT evening group

In-person and online participation options.
Audio recording link will be sent to all participants.
We welcome what shows up and is ripe for transformation for everybody in the group.

Of course, you’re also welcome to come to a private Astrology session to explore old REcurring patterns that may REsurface now, to help you REgenerate from them with LOVE.

Send me a message (to licht@islandnet.com), and we customize one that fits you!

Here’s also a Special DEEP DIVE Offer that I created for this purpose where we can go into the heart of the matter, and draw out what’s possible to help you change from within.

 

Bali Lotus Morning Prayer HH

Early Morning Prayer – Lotus with Orb – Photography by Helga Hendricks

As mentioned, the purpose of VENUS retro is to transform from the recent Evening Star quality (LIBRA undertone) into a Morning Star (TAURUS undertone) / Goddess of the Dawn.
In the retro phase it’s time to release esp. co-dependency.

We tend to project denied parts of ourselves onto another, and re-attract them because of the charge and ‘contract’ we hold.
Let’s direct the freed up energy into so(u)lar conscious self radiating Being and Loving, full of natural self worth (‘Morning Star’ TAURUS undertone), like Nature in Spring, or a pure lotus flower in the light while deeply rooted in the Scorpionic depth.
RE-posting (from a previous VENUS Retro post) – timelessly relevant:
Discovering the RElationship ‘Story Line’ of Co-dependences, and REleasing it with Love!

 

Maybe this excerpt from an interview that movie star Gwyneth Paltrow did with Gay and Katie Hendricks speaks to you – it found me again, under VENUS pre-retro:

What is a conscious relationship?

  • “In a co-dependent relationship, you have two halves trying to become whole: one person who doesn’t love him/herself trying to get the other person to love them anyway.” 
  • “A conscious relationship is one in which people are awake to themselves, their feelings and thoughts, and are open to the flow of love and attention with one another.
  • “In a conscious relationship, you can be completely yourself AND completely connected.

 

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Voyager Tarot VI Lovers

 

What are some examples of co-dependent vs. conscious relationship?

  •  Co-dependent: “You have difficulty allowing others to feel their feelings. If someone feels bad, you rush in to make it better because you think it’s your fault. You worry about other people’s feelings frequently.”
    Conscious: “You are able to be present and attentive when people around you are feeling their emotions. You encourage them to feel their emotions deeply and to express those feelings openly.”

 

  • Co-dependent: “In spite of your ‘best efforts’ people around you do not change their bad habits.”
    Conscious: “You commit to stop enabling the bad habits of people you care about. Instead, you take effective actions that give people the opportunity to take full responsibility for their own well-being.”

 

  • Co-dependent: “You have secrets. There are things you have done or not done that you are hiding from another person.”
    Conscious: “You have no secrets. You reveal rather than conceal. You understand that hiding your feelings causes you to withdraw from intimacy, and you take every opportunity to speak honestly about your feelings.”

 

  • Co-dependent: “You do not let yourself feel the full range of your feelings. You are out of touch with one or more core emotions such as anger, fear, or sadness. Anger is a particular problem for you. You find it hard to admit that you’re angry, and you have trouble expressing it to other people.”
    Conscious: “You recognize the body sensations that let you know you’re angry. You communicate about all your feelings in a straightforward, easy manner that others can understand.”

 

  • Co-dependent: “You criticize or get criticized frequently. You have a strong, nagging internal critic that keeps you feeling bad even in moments when you could be feeling good.”
    Conscious: “You experience very little criticism, either from outside or within. Your internal critic is in full retirement, having been replaced by a strong inner appreciator.”

 

  • Co-dependent: “You try to control other people, to get them to feel and be a certain way, and you spend a lot of energy being controlled or avoiding being controlled by others.”
    Conscious: “You are aware of those things you can control and the things you cannot control. You put your attention on things you can change, such as expressing what’s true and keeping your agreements, and you make choices that support those areas you can actually influence.”

 

  • Co-dependent: “In arguments, much energy is spent in trying to find out whose fault it is. Both people struggle to prove that they are right, or to prove the other wrong.
    Conscious: “When difficulties or differences arise, you shift into wonder and healthy responsibility, asking, “Hmmm…, how am I creating this, and what could I do differently to create a better result?”

 

  • Co-dependent: “In arguments, you find yourself pleading victim or agreeing that you were at fault.”
    Conscious: “You take full responsibility for the events that happen in your relationship. You invite the other person to take full responsibility, too. You understand that a relationship can only take place between two people who are equals, both taking full responsibility for events that occur; anything else is an entanglement, not a relationship.”

 

  • Co-dependent: “You frequently agree to do things you do not want to do, feel bad about it, but say nothing.”
    Conscious: “You consider every agreement before making it, and listen closely to your body wisdom as well as your mind as to whether you should make it. You keep the agreements you make and know how to change an agreement that isn’t working.”

 

So much Love for the Journey with VENUS Retro!

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
…via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

Balance is Beautiful. VENUS ‘Evening Star’ enters LIBRA on Aug 6 (until Sept 9, plus: Oct 31 – Dec 2, due to VENUS retro, Oct 5 – Nov 16)

5 Aug

The Birth of Venus by Botticelli

VENUS Love Goddess makes a move from VIRGO into her ‘domain’ of LIBRA – ahhh!

VENUS in VIRGO (since July 9) has attracted lots of themes (if not problems) to ‘work on’ and bring into alignment and healing – to be in wholeness.
Which also means: self sufficiency, and not ‘needing’ a partner. 

From this place, attraction is based on complementariness, rather than co-dependency. 
With or without ‘significant other’ relationship, VENUS in LIBRA invites us to bring harmony, balance, and beauty into our lives.

 

Freshly in LIBRA, VENUS will have ‘dates’ with 4 cuspy / early-sign retro Archetypes all within 3 days, Aug 7 – 9:
MARS retro in AQ, CHIRON retro in AR, URANUS retro in TAU (ruled by VENUS), and SATURN retro in CAP.

AUG 7
VENUS in LIBRA trine MARS retro in AQ.
Stepping away from social conditioning that creates unnecessary conflict attracts better matches.

AUG 8 – 8-8 / SIRIUS Rising.
VENUS in LI opp. CHIRON in AR.
Yes, you can be in peace and harmony AND authentic.

AUG 9
VENUS in LIBRA quincunx URANUS retro in TAU, and square SATURN retro in CAP.
‘Nice’ and charming isn’t always the answer. Free yourself from bullying, stand by your values, and in your integrity, but don’t be too rigid and judgmental either. Keep it simple.


Love, Peace, Harmony, and right Relationship can help balance lots of old, long-standing issues…
Yet don’t get too much drawn into their / old agenda – otherwise VENUS retro has to sort it out again this Fall…

 

Yes, VENUS will be for a long time in LIBRA and SCORPIO this Fall and early Winter since she’ll go retro from Oct 5 to Nov 16 (from mid-SCO back to late LI, the ‘Alchemy Point’).
VENUS is now ‘Evening Star’ (setting after the SUN), which also has a LIBRA ‘undertone’, showing us, we can make our life and self-worth a lot about other people (comparing ourselves, etc…). 
The VENUS retro phase (every 1 1/2 years) will help us come back to our own self-value. Which often starts with: re-evaluating relationships…
Inner Goddess re-emerging.

If this intrigues you stay tuned for a Special VENUS Retro Parlour early Oct. 

Of course, I’d be honoured to visit your VENUS retro themes with you already before, in private session.

 

Blessings for the VENUSian Infusion!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to YOUR INNER ‘COSMIC COMPASS’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘HUB OF THE WHEEL’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified WITH them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

AUGUST is Client Appreciation Month, at the occasion of the 18th anniversary of my Astrology practice!
Come on over, or let’s meet online, for a substantially discounted (11% – 22% – 33%, depending on how long you’ve been my client) Astro session. And let your friends know!

 

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES, via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Our intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

SUN, MOON, and PLANETS in Motion 2018 – An Astro Overview of the Year

31 Dec

Dear Astro~News Reader,


SATURN now in CAPRICORN likes things concise and organized.
So I’m offering you an Overview of Planetary Movements, New Moons, Full Moons, and Eclipses for the whole year 2018!

Feel free to print it off as a reference, and share it – while honouring my copyright.

And if you’re specifically interested in getting a sense of one or the other Transit come join our Astro workshops and Parlours!  
They are in the meantime all accessible online, via FB Messenger or Skype, from your home / holiday around the globe. Just register with your birth info (so that I can set up and integrate YOUR chart into the discussion), and show up at the PST / PDT time).

 

The big News Makers in 2018 are of course CHIRON and URANUS, both temporarily changing signs!

CHIRON has been in PISCES since 2011, and tries on ARIES from mid-April to end of Sept 2018.
URANUS has been in ARIES also since 2011, and provokes early TAURUS mid April to early Nov 2018. 

Here’s the whole line-up.
Interpretations of the alignments as they approach.



Or come to our 2018 New Years Outlook Parlour, on Jan 4!


Some room in the evening group left. Afternoon group is quite full now.


SUN / MOON –

12 New Moons, 13 Full Moons, and 5 Eclipses 

Mystical Moon – Photo by Melanie Dec 2, 2017

Jan 1 / 2: New Year’s SuperSuperMOON in CAN – CAP

Jan 16: CAP NM

Jan 31: ‘Blue Moon’ / SuperMoon LEO – AQ FM / TLE (Total Lunar Eclipse)

Feb 15: AQ NM / Partial SE. Chinese New Year of the Yang Earth Dog starts on Feb 16!

March 1: VIR – PI FM

March 17: PI NM

March 31: LI – AR FM. Easter is on Apr 1 (w/e after the first FM in Spring).

Apr 15: AR NM – with URANUS

Apr 29: SCO – TAU FM (energetic Wesak Moon)

May 15: TAU NM. And URANUS enters TAU.

May 29: SAG – GEM FM

June 13: GEM NM

June 27: CAP – CAN FM

July 12: CAN NM / Partial SE – opp. PLUTO in CAP

July 27: AQ – LEO FM / TLE

Aug 11: LEO NM / Partial SE

Aug 26: PI – VIR FM

Sept 9: VIR NM

Sept 24: AR – LI FM

Oct 8: LI NM

Oct 24: TAU – SCO FM

Nov 7: SCO NM

Nov 23: GEM / SAG FM

Dec 7: SAG NM

Dec 22: Winter Solstice FM in CAN – CAP

 

Mercury doing its retro somersaults again…

MERCURY Retrograde

3 times a year for 3 weeks, this year almost completely in FIRE signs:

March 22 – Apr 15 in AR
Pre-retro ‘Storm’ starts March 15. Post-retro ‘Storm’ ends Apr 24.

July 25 – Aug 18 in LEO
Pre-retro ‘Storm’ starts July 17. Post-retro ‘Storm’ ends Aug 24.

Nov 16 – Dec 6 in SAG / late SCO
Pre-retro ‘Storm’ starts Nov 11. Post-retro ‘Storm’ ends Dec 11.

 

VENUS Retrograde in SCORPIO / late LIBRA

About every 1½ years, last time in March / Apr 2017:
Oct 5 – Nov 16, 2018 (‘New VENUS’ on Oct 26).

 

MARS Retrograde in AQ / late CAPRICORN

About every 2 years, last time Apr – June 2016:
June 26 – Aug 27, 2018.

 

LILITH in CAPRICORN since Nov 8, 2017 until Aug 6, 2018, then in AQUARIUS until May 3, 2019.

 

JUPITER in SCORPIO since Oct 10, 2017, until Nov 8, 2018 when it enters SAGITTARIUS – the Zodiac sign it rules!

JUPITER in SCO will go retro on March 8, and direct on July 10, 2018 (close to SE NM on July 12).

JUPITER in SCO in Square with the Nodal Axis in AQ – LEO end of Dec 2017 / early Jan 2018.

JUPITER in SCO in Water Trine with NEPTUNE in PI May – Aug (exact May 25 and Aug 19).

JUPITER in SCO in Sextile with PLUTO (Ruler of SCO) in Jan (exact Jan 15), Apr (exact Apr 14), and Sept (exact Sept 12).

JUPITER in SCO in Water Trine with CHIRON in PI in Oct / Nov (exact Nov 1).

 

SATURN in CAPRICORN (Dec 19, 2017, until Dec 17. 2020).

Saturn Infrared (Hubble Space Telescope)

SATURN will go retro on Apr 17, and direct on Sept 6, 2018.

SATURN in early CAP will go into Square with CHIRON in early ARIES in Aug 2018 (but not exact).

SATURN in early CAP will go into Earth Trine with URANUS in early TAURUS in Aug / Sept 2018 (but not exact).

 

CHIRON in PISCES (since 2011) will enter ARIES…

…for the first time on Apr 17 until Sept 25, 2018, then fully on Feb 18, 2019.
CHIRON will go retro on July 4, and direct on Dec 8, 2018.

 

URANUS in ARIES (since 2011) will enter TAURUS…

‘Golden Boy’ Prometheus at the Rockefeller Centre NYC, surrounded by the Zodiac belt. Prometheus the Awakener is the Archetype related to the Planet Uranus!

 

…for the first time on May 15 until Nov 6, 2018, then fully on March 6, 2019.
URANUS will go direct on Jan 2, retro on Aug 7, 2018, and direct on Jan 7, 2019.

 

NEPTUNE in PISCES (until 2026).

NEPTUNE will go retro on June 18, and direct on Nov 24, 2018.

 

PLUTO in CAPRICORN (until 2023).

PLUTO will go retro on Apr 22, and direct on Sept 30, 2018.

 

Main ASTEROIDS by Zodiac Signs in 2018:

CERES in LEO to SCO.

PALLAS in TAU to LI.

JUNO in AQ to TAU.

VESTA in SAG to CAP.

Details for the Asteroid Transits in the Llewellyn Daily Planetary Guide – Ephemeris tables for the year, and at www.astro.com’s Ephemeris.

 

Stay tuned for Special Occasion Astro Workshops in 2018!

Details via Astro~News, and on my FB Astro Page!

Here’s a preliminary itinerary for the first half of 2018:

  • The ECLIPSES of January / February WS on Mon Jan 29.
  • CHINESE NEW YEAR of the Yang Earth Dog WS on Thu Feb 15.
  • Happy Birthday, VICTORIA! Astrology, the City, and YOU PARLOUR on Wed March 14.
  • CHIRON into ARIES WS on Mon Apr 16.
  • WESAK MOON Astro Attunement on Apr 29.
  • URANUS into TAURUS WS on Mon May 14.
  • MARS retro WS on Mon June 25.
  • The ECLIPSES of July / Aug WS on Mon July 9.

 

Wishing you a fulfilling New Year 2018!
Guided by Starlight and Heart Light!

Melanie

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2017

 

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