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MERCURY Retro (Oct 31 – Nov 20) in SCORPIO: ‘Mental Inside Passage’ & Trickster Magic – Cosmic RE-lief & Seasonal Toolkit

10 Oct

Dear Cosmic Friend!

Are you embracing the darker season?


Fall has rolled in astro-energetically with so many tensions, important decisions to make (or not – yet?) – LIBRA – , challenging lessons – SATURN –  and turning points – PLUTO – , over the last weeks…
Do you find that too?
Well, no wonder – SATURN & PLUTO have been stationary throughout Sept and into mid-October, and the LIBRA New Moon on Sept 28 opposed CHIRON.

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

 

Tipping Point – Photo by Ted Roberts

 

MERCURY the Communicator / Messenger / Alchemist Planet is already in SCORPIO since Oct 3, and will be in the most magical and transformational Zodiac energy until Dec 9!
9 1/2 weeks (ha – remembering that very scorpionic film from the 1980’s?) is quite a record time for MERCURY in one sign.
Not a big mystery why – it’ll go retrograde, starting on (YES!) Oct 31 until Nov 20!

 

Halloooou! Photo by Melanie Oct 31 2018

 

Have you been in a mode of communicating from a deeper, more revealing and intimate place than ‘usual’?
What has emerged from under the cloak of mystery and scorpionic hiding rock, and come to the surface thus far?


Well, more to come, ‘even’ unintentionally and ‘randomly’ when MERCURY goes retro on Halloween(!) at the end of SCORPIO – which has a PISCES undertone…

 

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

  • Going with the Flow & Magic of MERCURY retro…

  • What’s Special about this MERCURY Retro phase in SCORPIO

  • MERCURY in SCORPIO and its Connections with other Planetary Players 
  • Where’s MERCURY’s deep dive into SCORPIO happening in Your Chart & Life?

  • 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 & Magic of MERCURY retro…

Technology, traffic / transport and communication glitches (or surprises!) sneaking in again lately and calling for flexibility?

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 mid-to-end of SCORPIO this time (from 27°38′ back to 11°35′ SCO, to be precise), from Oct 31 – Nov 20.

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 (even in SCORPIO lol), 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 will on OCT 12 enter the pre-retro ‘shadow’
(i.o.w., cross the 11°35′ SCO mark from which it will go direct again at the end of M-r, on Nov 20).

From OCT 25 on, MERCURY will be in stationary (very slowly moving) ‘U-turn storm’. 

And on OCT 31 – under a void-of-course MOON (yep, that too), MERCURY will ‘officially’ start its seasonal retro loop which goes technically until NOV 20, and rolls out completely until early December.

So, the whole month of November with build-up time before and roll-out time after is under M-r influence.
Take it easy on Halloween and U.S. Thanksgiving ‘plans’, and don’t get wrapped up in ‘loops’ that are directed by mental over-attachment a.k.a. need for control. It’s a good time to chill, go on a  RE-treat and RE-laxation Spa, purge and find ‘hidden treasures’, and catch up with lost & forgotten reading or writing projects – a la SCORPIO – that touch you and others deeply and are cathartic or catalysts for change.

 

What’s Special about this MERCURY Retro phase in SCORPIO?

MERCURY goes retro end to mid-SCO (with PISCES & SCORPIO undertones) and makes triple contacts with NEPTUNE the Ruler of PISCES, these years in PISCES, and with PLUTO the Ruler of SCORPIO, these years in CAP where also SATURN its Ruler sits and will be triple contacted by MERCURY in SCO as well.

That looks like deep transpersonal and also collective forces are being contacted by the ‘Inside Passage’ with MERCURY.

May the inward-backward turning and processing lead to a transformed, REnewed, clear, RE-alistic and truly connective way of being in the World!

Bali Morning Prayer – Photo by Helga Hendricks

 

The way how ‘the system’ is treating Planet Earth and dehumanizing us isn’t sustainable, rather destructive, and can’t go on – commitment to change is needed (SATURN / SN / PLUTO  in CAP).
We have to find new transformed ways of Being – because we deeply love and care for the Earth, and all her Children (CANCER NN / SCORPIO).

We’re Family with all Sentient Beings (even if that makes you feel uncomfortable but that’s where the change comes from, not from polarization).
Maybe time to turn back to Buddhist teachings, under MERCURY retro in SCORPIO…?

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

 

 

MERCURY in SCORPIO and its Connections with other Planetary Players –

Some in triple contacts, in the pre-retro / retro / post-retro loop
…and how to be in natural alignment with the energies

 

Image Credit: Pexels 

 

Triple contacts with
SATURN (Oct 13, Nov 13 & 29)
NEPTUNE (Oct 15, Nov 13 & 28)
PLUTO (Oct 19, Nov 8, Dec 2)
…in the pre-retro / retro / post-retro loop!

 

RE-view of MERCURY’s first week in SCO:

OCT 3
MERCURY entered SCORPIO – on the day when PLUTO the ‘Lord of SCORPIO’ went direct.
Power to Change, and to Change the Conversation.

OCT 5
MERCURY in quincunx with CHIRON retro in ARIES.
Authentic Talk can be awkward, or refreshing to address vulnerabilities & taboos.

OCT 6
MERCURY opp. URANUS retro in TAU.
Wild card / liberating shifts in thinking and communications.
Be intuitive, innovative, expect the unexpected, incl. surprise news.
No rush to ‘run with them’ though.

OCT 8
VENUS joins MERCURY in SCORPIO
(until Nov 1).

How deep is your Love?

 

And from NOW on.
As you see – and probably feel:
Significant phases of this M-r Journey correspond with FULL MOONs & NEW MOONs which can even more so bring out otherwise perhaps unnoticed emotional undercurrents of this already Scorpionic M-r.

OCT 12 – Day before the ARIES – LIBRA Full Moon on Oct 13
Pre-retro Shadow (MERCURY at 11°35′ SCO – where it’ll go direct again on Nov 20) starts.
Fore-shadowing hunches and intuitions?

OCT 13
MERCURY sextile SATURN in CAP (1 of 3).
Considering deeper issues.

OCT 15
MERCURY trine NEPTUNE retro / LILITH in PI (1 of 3).

Going deep into the traps of the self defeating mind, to allow for purging and releasing – while staying connected in the Field of Love.

OCT 19
MERCURY sextile PLUTO in CAP (1 of 3).
Looks like the ‘Old Empire’ is on its way to expire.
What’s the conversation that’s now going on about that?
Where are you at?

OCT 23
The SUN enters SCO (until Nov 22).
Consciously diving into Magic, Mystery, and Transformation – t’is the Season.

OCT 25 – 2 Days before the SCO New Moon on Oct 27, i.o.w. in the Dark Moon phase
The pre-retro ‘Storm’ / stationary phase for MERCURY retro in SCO starts.

Take it easy on ‘plans’.
Get ready for synchronicities and synch’ with the Flow & Magic of Life.

OCT 30
MERCURY at the end of SCO meets VENUS.
Intimate conversations.
What is Love?

OCT 31
MERCURY (at 27°38′ SCO) goes retro (until Nov 20).
‘Inside Passage’ & Alchemy of the Mind.
MERCURY retro in SCORPIO can present itself as extra tricky, since the mind can poke & provoke us where it hurts.
Yet it’s a potent Medicine to identify self-defeating patterns of self talk and ‘inner games’ / inner ‘devil’s advocate’ that are now ripe to change – by unmasking them, and going all the way through the process – with loving Heart & clear Consciousness guiding us.

NOV 8
MERCURY retro sextile PLUTO in CAP (2 of 3).
Changes in Society re-flect inner transformation – good to be aware…
How are you the Change?

NOV 11 – Day before the TAU – SCO Full Moon on Nov 12
MERCURY retro meets the SUN on magical 11/11.
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’, having already gone through deep inner journeys? 

NOV 13
MERCURY retro sextile SATURN in CAP and trine NEPTUNE retro / LILITH in PI (2 of 3).
Being in integrity & maturity and in surrender & openness help with processing the tricks of the mind. What’s real here, and how is all / are you connected, in the web of life?

NOV 18
MARS makes a move over the ‘Tipping Point’ and joins MERCURY & the SUN in SCORPIO (until Jan 3).
Intense Stirring, Clearing, and Spiritual Mobilization.

NOV 20
MERCURY goes direct again.
May the inward-backward turning and processing lead to a transformed & renewed way of seeing and interacting with the World!

NOV 22
The SUN goes over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO to SAG.
We Rise again – towards the Light Returning.
Understanding leads to Freedom.

NOV 25 – Day before the SAG New Moon on Nov 26
MERCURY leaves the stationary post-retro ‘storm’.
Integration of the adjustment time & back into the ‘real world’, with regenerated sense of self, and awareness of where the mind comes in.

NOV 28
MERCURY post-retro trine NEPTUNE retro / LILITH in PI (3 of 3).
Allowing the Alchemy to carry you.

NOV 29
MERCURY post-retro sextile SATURN in CAP (3 of 3).
Job well done, and good lessons learned.

DEC 2
MERCURY post-retro sextile PLUTO in CAP (3 of 3)
Being changed through the greater Alchemy of Life.

DEC 8
MERCURY leaves the post-retro Shadow (MERCURY at 27°38′ SCO – where it went retro from).
After the mental deep-dive adventure it’s time to integrate our new way of Being where Mind follows Consciousness and the Heart.

DEC 9
MERCURY crosses over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG.
Growing wings…

 

Where’s MERCURY’s deep dive into SCORPIO happening in Your Chart & Life?

 

Alchemy Retort. Medieval painting, origin unknown

The House in your Chart that contains SCORPIO is the ‘Scene of Affairs’.
(Always, but esp. nowadays) a good time to go into depth where magic, transformation, and re-generation happen.

As you read this maybe you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in SCORPIO? Then there’s more to the activation between MERCURY and these Inner Archetypes of yours…

Could be a good time to check in astrologically – get in touch if you feel it’s calling you.
Maybe via my seasonal (10/10 – 11/11) OFFER
Deep Dive ASTRO ALCHEMY Sessions

 

Back to the SCORPIO Houses – we all have one (or two) –

SCORPIO in your….

 

1st House
How you show up –
Maybe ‘under cover’ – more than what meets the eye.
The World senses the charge you emit. Don’t hide, be a catalyst.

 

2nd House
What you have and value –
Magic and power-to-change.
Be aware of those ‘gifts in disguise’.

 

3rd House
Your ‘relatives’ and environment –
Do they even know you / each other?
Hide & seek games? What needs to be talked about?

 

4th House
Your home –
A regenerative haven…
If you and your family have gone through so much this is the time to talk about it and process what happened and who you’ve become through it.

 

5th House
Your creativity –
Pure magic.
You’re the Alchemist – inspired by the divine Play of Change.

 

6th House
Your work, health, and lifestyle –
Time to purge, regenerate, and transform to be in your / the Power.

 

7th House
Your significant others –
Magical Beings. Catalysts for change.
Are you aware why they might be in your life?

 

8th House
Your deep involvement and transformations –
You died many deaths and here you are. Who’s the true you?

 

9th House
Your travels and worldviews –
Through the darkness to the light.
Time for another inner / outer Journey?

 

10th House
Your calling –
Leading / modeling transformation.
Does the World know / sense? Maybe time for a renewed public-yet-private presence.

 

11th House
Your community and friends –
A magical tribe – who probably went through a lot too.
Talk with your deep dive buddies – who knows where it leads.

 

12th House
Your Oneness with All –
In the Magic & Power of Life that’s always greater than personal / interpersonal power themes.
Take time-out to dive into what-IS.

 

 

Blessings for this Mercurial Immersion Time!
Let’s dive in, be with Mystery, Magic, and not afraid of the ‘Dark’.

 

That’s the 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 – starts on OCT 12. MERCURY in the Epimethean phase.
  2. Pre-retro stationary / ‘storm’ – starts on OCT 25.
  3. MERCURY technically retro – from OCT 31 on.
  4. MERCURY meets half-way in retro the SUN – a ‘New Mercury’ is born, a.k.a. ‘Point of Enlightening Insight’ – on NOV 11 – Promethean phase starts.
  5. MERCURY direct again – on NOV 20.
  6. Post-retro stationary / ‘storm’ ends – on NOV 25.
  7. Post-retro shadow – until DEC 8.

 

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 a scorpionic trigger for getting to the core of things where things are sticky yet primed to be met and helped to move and change.

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 goes into so-called pre-retro ‘shadow’ on OCT 12 (it’ll pass for the first time the Zodiac point (11°35′ SCO) from which it will after the retro phase go direct / forward again, on Nov 20).
Noticing ‘foreshadowing’ themes of what might come up during M-r ?

A good time to be fluid as quicksilver, RE-sponsive to higher intelligence, and to trust the ‘messenger from the future’, via Scorpionic instinct, intuition and precognition.
Perhaps you’re already having deep intimate communication and contemplation around ‘neglected’ or shamed / shadow’ed SCORPIO themes (power, control, intimacy, taboos, hidden agenda…
).

 

MERCURY Retro in the Starters

 

On OCT 25
MERCURY will enter its stationary ‘storm’ period (moves very slowly), i.o.w., starts to go into ‘U-turn’ mode end of SCO (with a PISCES undertone).

A time to also slow down the regular fast and busy mind that likes to multi talk / task and be ‘in control’.
‘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 super adaptable, 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 from OCT 31 – NOV 20 the mind is geared to turn inward-backward and moves may be paradoxical, like in a labyrinth. Very SCO – PISCES too…

As always, the MERCURY retro cycle starts with the ‘Epimethean’ phase (first half – until NOV 11) where old (epic) stories, memories, and patterns show up for REasons yet unknown, REvealing themselves in the journey.

With the SCORPIO energy of the upcoming M-r, it’s good to always look deeper, tune into a magical mode, invite unexpected insights, a world of synchronicities, and: be open for in-sights by things from the past, hidden and overlooked that get our attention now for a RE-ason. 

 

At the half-way point of the M-r phase (NOV 11 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), to become more conscious, follow Spirit and the Heart (SUN). It is also called the ‘Point of Enlightened Insight’.

The second half of M-r (NOV 11 – 20) is the ‘Promethean’ phase, where new insights and new Consciousness can be more easily carried forward in creative ways.

 

Here’s to a 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 Freedom from… and for…)!

 

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 (so Scorpionic).
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 Alchemist, with M-r in SCORPIO).
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 ‘Inner Muggle’.

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 mischievously ask ourselves (M-r):
“How can I get out of the busy conditioned & controller mind now, and shift  to Openness, Creativity, and Play?”
“What does my Inner Magician / Wizard suggest?”

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. Laughing at ourselves is certainly part of the picture.

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 ‘magical 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 different ways / a different language to make sure there’s no misunderstanding in a fast / distracted context – in our oh-so ADD world.
  • Talk in a way that invites genuine emotional intimacy (SCORPIO), not in a controlling / manipulative / shutting down one (SCO shadow).
  • Ask questions that instinctively / intuitively come up (esp. to clarify otherwise held assumptions!).
  • 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 by being face-to-face with the other person rather than on the phone, or via mutual messaging / e-monologue – so ‘standardized’ and ‘normalized’ in the electronic age – M-r  gives us the chance to take a break from it! 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 focused 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’ underworld / otherworldly 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 July 2019).

 

What also 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 what comes from it?
So, keep collecting communication karma cookies, by being the random messenger & connector of kindness!

 

Back to Basics & Buddhists:
Be mindful, and observe the phenomenon mind from a deeper 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.

 

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

 

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.

Like a monkey, the mind 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 Auguste 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’re taking it easy on the pre-retro shadow phase (from OCT 12 on), rather than being ‘pulled into’ the wild ‘storm’ (from OCT 25 on), 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 in July 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 an invitation for depth a la SCORPIO.

 

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 = NOV 11).

 

8) MERCURY Retro RE-minds us…

…that direct connection with one another as an authentic and lively dialogue gives the opportunity to open up and dive deeper (a la SCORPIO…) 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! So magical!

 

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

With the SCORPIO flavour, re-connect with people whom you feel a deep, perhaps uncanny affinity with – and see how you get deeply moved and old inner themes get unstuck – maybe you haven’t forgiven them or yourself yet?!
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 SCORPIO is situated (see above).

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 make yourself or others feel bad or ashamed (that SCO quality) 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 M-r phase on NOV 11.
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 MERCURY Retro Trickster in SCORPIO 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 Magic-all MERCURY Retro in SCORPIO 2019!
Blessings for a truly transformational NO-Time!

 

Aligned with the SCORPIO Magic & Mystery, I’d love to invite you to this seasonal Astro Offering:

 

 

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We focus on YOUR SCORPIO themes that are being enhanced now, with MERCURY already and for a looong time in SCO (Oct 3 – Dec 9!), now also VENUS (Oct 8 – Nov 1), soon the SUN (Oct 23 – Nov 22), and even MARS (Nov 18 – Jan 3) 
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If you’re new to my services and have preliminary questions I welcome you to get in touch before booking and to get to know each other a bit before we ‘dive in’.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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MERCURY 9 1/2 weeks in SCORPIO (Oct 3 – Dec 9)! Taboo Talk, Intimate Conversations, and 6th Sense

27 Sep

Dear Astro~News Reader,

Dr. Jeckyll / Mr. Hyde – artist unknown

We gotta address taboos and hidden agenda.
Privately, inter-personally, and publicly.

 

Ha – just in time before the Canadian Federal Elections on Oct 21 -when MERCURY in SCO will be in pre-retro shadow (from Oct 13 on).

Whoa – wait a minute… MERCURY will be in SCORPIO forever, AND retro, starting from Halloween on?

Yep. No hoax here.

This can become… interesting!

Getting out of the closet & airing what’s been hidden can be painful yet important for processing, empowering and transforming.

…says also PLUTO the ‘Lord of Scorpio’, prominent in October, since it changes directions from retro (inner / hidden / old Power issues) since end of April, to direct (Power to Change) from Oct 3 on.
And yep, PLUTO in CAP these years (2009 – 2023) is all about the change of abusive and corrupt power structures, government, and top-down leadership, and empowered transformation via building the new and evolved.
While admittedly (and ‘normal’ for PLUTO) status quo power structures hold on with teeth & claws – in the inevitable evolutionary change that’s coming and happening.

 

And now: MERCURY

Tipping Point – Photo by Ted Roberts

So – MERCURY will cross over the ‘Tipping Point’ from LIBRA to SCORPIO on Oct 3, on the DAY when PLUTO changes directions, and just after the Sept 28 LIBRA New Moon.

MERCURY will be in the ‘Down Under’ Zodiac sign for a while: until Dec 9 (you guessed why – it’ll go retro, Oct 31 – Nov 20). 
MERCURY will go almost fully through SCORPIO before going retro on Oct 31, and cover the (under)ground of the second half of SCO – 11 – 28 degrees – 3 times.

Big Time for Taboo Talk, as we dive into ‘uncomfortable’, scary, repressed, covered up, ‘under wraps’ and unfathomable topics and scenarios, remembered, experienced, or perhaps vividly pictured.
Yet, MERCURY in SCORPIO also opens up our 6th sense, tickles our interest in the mystery, the magical and otherwise unseen. And it’s much more conducive for deep intimate conversations.

 

Let’s see which connections MERCURY in SCORPIO makes with other Planetary Players – some triple contacts, in the pre-retro / retro / post-retro loop.


In order of appearance:

OCT 3
MERCURY enters SCORPIO – on the day when PLUTO the ‘Lord of SCORPIO’ goes direct.
Power to Change, and to Change the Conversation.

OCT 5
MERCURY in quincunx with CHIRON retro in ARIES.
Authentic Talk can be awkward, or refreshing to address vulnerabilities & taboos.

OCT 6
MERCURY opp. URANUS retro in TAU.
Wild card / liberating shifts in thinking and communications.
Be intuitive, innovative, expect the unexpected, incl. surprise news.
No rush to ‘run with them’ though.

OCT 8
VENUS joins MERCURY in SCORPIO (until Nov 1).

How deep is your Love?

OCT 12
Pre-retro Shadow (MERCURY at 11°35′ SCO – where it’ll go direct again) starts.
Fore-shadowing issues?

OCT 13
MERCURY sextile SATURN in CAP (1 of 3).
Considering deeper issues.

OCT 15
MERCURY trine NEPTUNE retro / LILITH in PI (1 of 3).

Going deep into the traps of the self defeating mind, to allow for purging and releasing while staying connected in the Field of Love.

OCT 19
MERCURY sextile PLUTO in CAP (1 of 3).
Looks like the ‘Old Empire’ is on its way to expire.
What’s the conversation that’s now going on about that? What do you think?

OCT 23
The SUN enters SCO (until Nov 22).
Consciously diving into Magic, Mystery, and Transformation – t’is the Season.

OCT 25
The pre-retro ‘Storm’ / stationary phase for MERCURY retro in SCO starts.
Take it easy on ‘plans’.
Get ready for synchronicities and synch’ with the Flow & Magic of Life.

OCT 30
MERCURY at the end of SCO meets VENUS.
Intimate conversations. What is Love?

OCT 31
MERCURY (at 27°38′ SCO) goes retro (until Nov 20).
Alchemy of the Mind.
MERCURY retro in SCORPIO can present itself as really tricky, since the mind can poke & provoke us where it hurts – only to identify self-defeating patterns of self talk and ‘inner game’ that are now ripe to change – by going all the way through the process.

NOV 8
MERCURY retro sextile PLUTO in CAP (2 of 3).
Changes in Society re-flect inner transformation – good to be aware…

NOV 11
MERCURY retro meets the SUN on magical 11/11.
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’, having already gone through deep inner journeys? 

NOV 13
MERCURY retro sextile SATURN in CAP and trine NEPTUNE retro / LILITH in PI (2 of 3).
Being in integrity & maturity and in surrender & openness help with processing the tricks of the mind. What’s real here, and how is all / are you connected, in the web of life?

NOV 18
MARS makes a move over the ‘Tipping Point’ and joins MERCURY & the SUN in SCORPIO (until Jan 3).
Intense Stirring, Clearing, and Spiritual Mobilization.

NOV 20
MERCURY goes direct again.
May the inward-backward turning and processing lead to a transformed & renewed way of seeing and interacting with the World!

NOV 22
The SUN goes over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO to SAG.
We Rise again – towards the Light Returning. Understanding leads to Freedom.

NOV 25
MERCURY leaves the stationary post-retro ‘storm’.
Integration of the adjustment time – back into the ‘real world’, with a regenerated sense of self, and awareness of where the mind comes in.

NOV 28
MERCURY post-retro trine NEPTUNE retro / LILITH in PI (3 of 3).
Allowing the Alchemy to carry you.

NOV 29
MERCURY post-retro sextile SATURN in CAP (3 of 3).
Job well done, and good lessons learned.

DEC 2
MERCURY post-retro sextile PLUTO in CAP (3 of 3)
Being changed through the greater Alchemy of Life.

DEC 8
MERCURY leaves the post-retro Shadow (MERCURY at 27°38′ SCO – where it went retro from).
After the mental deep-dive adventure it’s time to integrate our new way of Being where Mind follows Consciousness and the Heart.

DEC 9
MERCURY crosses over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG.
Growing wings…

 

More about MERCURY retro in SCORPIO (Oct 31 – Nov 20) in a blog post closer to MERCURY pre-retro shadow (which starts Oct 12).

For now, let’s dive in, be with Mystery, Magic, and not afraid of the ‘Dark’.

 

Where’s MERCURY’s deep dive into SCORPIO happening in Your Chart & Life?

Alchemy Retort. Medieval painting, origin unknown

The House in your Chart that contains SCORPIO is the ‘Scene of Affairs’.
(Always, but esp. nowadays) a good time to go into depth where magic, transformation, and re-generation happen.

As you read this maybe you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in SCORPIO? Then there’s more to the activation between MERCURY and these Inner Archetypes of yours…

Could be a good time to check in astrologically – get in touch if you feel it’s calling you.

 

Back to the SCORPIO Houses – we all have one (or two) –

SCORPIO in your….

 

1st House
How you show up –
Maybe ‘under cover’ – more than what meets the eye.
The World senses the charge you emit. Don’t hide, be a catalyst.

 

2nd House
What you have and value –
Magic and power-to-change.
Be aware of those ‘gifts in disguise’.

 

3rd House
Your ‘relatives’ and environment –
Do they even know you / each other?
Hide & seek games? What needs to be talked about?

 

4th House
Your home –
A regenerative haven…
If you and your family have gone through so much this is the time to talk about it and process what happened and who you’ve become through it.

 

5th House
Your creativity –
Pure magic.
You’re the Alchemist – inspired by the divine Play of Change.

 

6th House
Your work, health, and lifestyle –
Time to purge, regenerate, and transform to be in your / the Power.

 

7th House
Your significant others –
Magical Beings. Catalysts for change.
Are you aware why they might be in your life?

 

8th House
Your deep involvement and transformations –
You died many deaths and here you are. Who’s the true you?

 

9th House
Your travels and worldviews –
Through the darkness to the light.
Time for another inner / outer Journey?

 

10th House
Your calling –
Leading / modeling transformation.
Does the World know / sense? Maybe time for a renewed public-yet-private presence.

 

11th House
Your community and friends –
A magical tribe – who probably went through a lot too.
Talk with your deep dive buddies – who knows where it leads.

 

12th House
Your Oneness with All –
In the Magic & Power of Life that’s always greater than personal / interpersonal power themes.
Take time-out to dive into what-IS.

 

Blessings for a truly transformational MERCURY in SCORPIO!
Melanie

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with 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.

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Your Archetypes – Your Partners :: LIBRAn Astro Sessions

The SUN, MERCURY & VENUS are still in LIBRA and MARS follows, on OCT 3.
A big emphasis on Peace, Balance, Harmony, Art, Culture, and: Relatedness / Relationship.

If you have any ‘cosmic placements’ (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets) in LIBRA… the themes of those Archetypes / Inner ‘Players’ will more likely be on your mind, with MERCURY in LIBRA.
Engaging with what these Archetypes and sides in you stand for will bring you Balance.
Be Partners with them!
Otherwise, what often happens: We attract human partners who embody those Archetypes to help us integrate the themes. A bit of a ‘detour’.

Read on, and find the whole gist of the offer at my FB Page at the Event description.

 

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MERCURY Retro (all) in PISCES March 5 – 28: Open & Fluid Mind – Cosmic RE-lief & Seasonal Toolkit

1 Mar

Hello Astro Attuned Friend,


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

Eclipses of January, the swift current of a retro-free zone since early Jan, CHIRON now freshly in ARIES (since Feb 18), and URANUS about to enter TAURUS next week!

Time to integrate and absorb – with MERCURY retro!

 

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

  • Going with the Flow of MERCURY retro…
  • MERCURY’s Moves, and Dance with other Planets during its core retro phase in March
  • What’s Special about this MERCURY Retro in PISCES?
  • 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?
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!

All in PISCES this time (from 29°39′ back to 16°06′ PI), from March 5 to 28.
Starting from the very end of PI and cusp to ARIES (which CHIRON has just made a shift into last week) – the ‘Emergence Point’.

Back into the ‘cosmic waters’ of PISCES, with M-r?

 

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 Feb 20 been in the pre-retro ‘shadow’
(i.o.w., crossed the 16° PI mark from which it will go direct again on March 28 at the end of M-r).

From today March 1 on, MERCURY is in stationary (very slowly moving) ‘U-turn storm’. 

And next week, on March 5, MERCURY will ‘officially’ start its seasonal retro loop which goes technically until March 28, and rolls out completely until mid-April.
Take it easy on the Spring break or other ‘plans’, and on getting wrapped up in other ‘loops’ that are directed by mental over-identification. It’s a good time to chill, go on a RE-treat and RE-laxation, a la PISCES, and to catch up with lost & forgotten creative projects and connections.

 

As MERCURY goes retro in (late = ‘double’) PISCES the energy turns inward-backward to RE-connect with and from the NO-mind and with Being (PI) rather than the regular doing / fixing / thinking mode (MERCURY rules VIRGO and GEMINI).

Also, everything PISCEAN is brought to conscious awareness, to be questioned, so that instead of the Mind running the show it can go on the back seat again – and serve Consciousness:

  • Overwhelm 
    How does this state have to do with your state of Mind more than with an ‘objective reality’?
    What of it is self-made?
    Why do you overwhelm yourself mentally-emotionally?
    Can it be even an addiction, distraction, or self sabotage?
    Be open and think paradoxically (which is very PISCES / M-r).

  • Similarly, feeling disoriented, lost, confused 
    What’s your Mind’s contribution to this?
    Maybe certain ‘issues’ don’t have to be sorted out…
    What’s the not knowing pointing you to?

  • Addictions (substances or behaviour)  
    Ask questions like Dr. Gabor Mate would:
    Not, what’s wrong with the addiction but “what’s right about it?”
    “Why does it make perfect sense for your situation?”
    “What is it a response to?”

PI is about letting go and letting it BE.
Space is being created where there’s no agenda, rather natural loving acceptance without judgement or resistance – and things can run their course.

 

Timeless Ocean – Photo by Melanie, Nov 2018

 

Here’s a beautifully poetic, wise and very apt quote by Ann Mortifee from her book In Love With the Mystery (not only) for this M-r in PI, that found me ‘randomly’ this morning:

“GRACE
Grace is undying favour, the unexpected balm of the Unknowable. Like the air we breathe, grace flows through, around, and in everything. We have only to sink into the deep resonance of this very moment now to receive its blessing. Grace is always present, waiting to bestow its healing breath upon whoever draws near. It is we who must approach in the stillness. It is we who must open to receive.
Grace is a constant. We are the variable. The more constant our surrender the more grace-filled we become.”

 

MERCURY’s Moves, and Dance with other Planets during its core retro phase in March

(MERCURY’s been in PI already since Feb 10, and until Apr 16 – see the blog post here)

Image Credit: Pexels 

 

MARCH 1
MERCURY in PI goes into pre-retro ‘storm’.
Take it easy on ‘plans’.
Get ready for synchronicities and synch’ with the flow & dance of life.


First days of MARCH
MERCURY at the very end of PI almost meets CHIRON which will be just barely over on the ARIES side of the ‘Emergence Point’.
Speaking authentically from the Heart and Soul (maybe in a way you wouldn’t otherwise?) is Healing for All.

 

Then, on MARCH 5
MERCURY (at 29°39′ PI) goes retro, until MARCH 28 (back to 16°06′ PI).
Be ultra fluid, and definitely don’t believe everything you think (are these even your thoughts?).


MARCH 14
MERCURY retro meets the SUN –
Half-way point of the M-r Journey = ‘Day of Enlightening Insight’

 

Mid-MARCH 
MERCURY retro in PI squares JUPITER in SAG (exact March 15), and sextiles PLUTO in CAP (exact March 16)
On an inter-personal level: Avoid ‘fishy’ dynamics that can lead to unnecessary over-extension, waste of time and energy, or overwhelm and exhaustion.
Let Spirit be your counsel, and speak through you.
Allow things to be fluid and easy, offer and receive messages-as-gifts, tap into abundance mode, rather than feeling overwhelmed. Allow the Heart direction & connections to unfold.


MARCH 20 – 24
At the end of its M-r Journey, in slow turnaround mode back in mid-PI, MERCURY will be in sextile with SATURN in CAP (exact on March 20), and connect with NEPTUNE (exact on March 24). Both alignments are in effect over the second half of March.
How can you be in the World, yet not of the World, and let Form and Formlessness, Being Rooted and Letting Go be reconciled?
A natural Super Oceanic Retreat (maybe time for an ‘actual’ retreat)
 & Clearing Energy…


Blessings for this sublime PISCEAN Time!

 

P.S. what a striking pattern for MERCURY’s triple connections with FOUR other Planetary Archetypes, while in PISCES (mid-Feb to mid-April):

  • Triple conjunction with NEPTUNE in PI:
    Feb 18 (M pre-retro), March 24 (M-r), Apr 2 (M post-r)
  • Triple sextile to SATURN in CAP:
    Feb 19 (M pre-r), March 20 (M-r), Apr 7 (M post-r)
  • Triple square to JUPITER in SAG:
    Feb 22 (M pre-r), March 15 (M-r), Apr 11 (M post-r)
  • Triple sextile to PLUTO in CAP:
    Feb 23 (M pre-r), March 16 (M-r), Apr 10 (M post-r).

There’s obviously, yet mysteriously a process in the making for our mind (MERCURY) and how it relates to the themes of these other Archetypes, within us and in the ‘outside world’ –

NEPTUNE – Connectedness of All, Oneness
SATURN – Authority, Teachings, Responsibilities
JUPITER – Abundance, Opportunities, Happiness
PLUTO – Power to Change, Soul Evolution

Let’s see what that presents itself as…

The process has already started in the MERCURY connections during the pre-retro phase.
Things will look different during and after M-r.


Possibly from (pre-retro) being caught in the ‘net’ of mental-emotional energy waves – to be seen for what they are: Waves of Energy that come and go – like information on social media streaming by, or clouds passing by….

 

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

 

Neptune Rules Pisces
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

What’s Special about this MERCURY Retro in PISCES?

The PISCES motto (ruled by NEPTUNE – which has been in PI since 2012 – until 2026) motto is: “All is ONE.”

PISCES is the energy before Spring Equinox where Winter and the old Zodiac cycle are ‘washing away’ and ‘dissolving’, so that a fresh cycle can start. Symbolically, it’s the energy of everything coming together in a ‘grand finale’ where endings and surrender makes space for the new.

Shadow expressions of PISCES which may come out via the mind now, with MERCURY retro in PI – to be met with pure SoUlar Consciousness:
Overwhelm, confusion, co-dependency, addictions. Yes, it ‘all comes together’ in these phenomena too but in a way where we don’t let go… or we might feel like the victim (and bonded as such).

The ‘job’ of MERCURY retro in PISCES is to catch the mind getting carried away with delusions, or illusions it ‘sells us’ as ‘the real thing’. PISCES can be excellent at camouflaging, masking, pretending.  Synchronistically, this M-r ‘Storm’ starts right at the Carnival weekend, and M-r starts on Mardi Gras!

As ‘usual’, M-r RE-attunes the ego driven mind (which tells us there’s ‘never get enough connection’) to be the assistant and tool to Spirit and the Heart (which is intrinsically fulfilled).
Being aware of the mental tricks is the first step into true Oneness (PISCES).

 

Yes, this M-r going from the ‘Emergence’ / PI-to-AR back to mid-PI (29°39′ back to 16°06′) area of the Zodiac affects whatever you have positioned mid- to late PI (SUN, MOON, Planets, Nodes, AC / MC), and it shows up in the area of life related to the PI House/s in your chart bringing these sides to your awareness – to RE-attune.

At this time, we tend to think, write, and discuss, and commune more than otherwise  about themes like:
Connections and connectedness. What / whom we’re missing – yet who’s / what’s always IN us anyway. What ‘s fleeting and lost and what cannot really go away. Music, arts, media, dance, drugs, the climate…

New (or: old, buried) ideas can spring forth if you allow the mind to wander and re-consider what you lost track of, or talk with people you wouldn’t ‘usually’, or haven’t in a while.

When in doubt about the area of life M-r can help you get a new picture for, or you could use a conscious and intentional boost get in touch with me.
This could be a good time to (RE)visit in a perhaps M-r focused Astro session ‘hidden treasure’ themes in your life that want to come to the Light.

 

7-Phase Sequence of the MERCURY Retro Timeline 

  1. Pre-retro shadow – started Feb 20. Mercury in the Epimethean phase.
  2. Pre-retro stationary / ‘storm’ – starts March 1.
  3. Mercury technically retro – from March 5 on.
  4. Mercury meets half-way in retro the SUN – a ‘New Mercury’ is born, a.k.a. ‘Point of Enlightening Insight’ – on March 14 – Promethean phase starts.
  5. Mercury direct again – on March 28.
  6. Post-retro stationary / ‘storm’ ends – on Apr 6.
  7. Post-retro shadow – until Apr 17.

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.

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 Feb 20 (it passed for the first time the Zodiac point (16° PISCES) from which it will after the retro phase go direct / forward again on March 28).
Noticing ‘foreshadowing’ themes since then of what might come up during M-r?

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’ PISCES related themes (connection, surrender, addictions, overwhelm, feeling lost, disoriented, messed-up, giving up, letting go…
).

 

MERCURY Retro in the Starters

Today March 1,
MERCURY enters 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 (PISCES can do that!) 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 March 5 – 28,
the mind is geared to turn inward-backward and moves may be paradoxical, like in a labyrinth.

As always, the MERCURY retro cycle starts with the ‘Epimethean’ phase (first half – until March 14) where old (epic) stories, memories, and patterns show up for REasons yet unknown, REvealing themselves in the journey.

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

 

At the half-way point of the M-r phase (March 14 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 (March 14 – 28!) 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 (so M-r in PISCES also).
That might mean changing your mind when you get the impulse / signal / intuition for an alternative course, being open to and curious about ‘detours’ that might lead to unexpected turns, and making unusual connections, rather than going with comfort, routine, and habit.

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.

 

Here’s an apt image / mantra apropos M-r in PISCES

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf.” (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

 

Another REminder for MERCURY connecting with NEPTUNE in PI:
What and how we think (MERCURY) changes our vibration and how we see and respond to our environment. We continuously project our beliefs and expectations onto the ‘outside’ world, and filter the information that comes in with our bias. Our mind is like a net in that sense…
Time to open up to the vastness that IS.
The mind is actually just energy – influenced by, and interweb’ed with the ‘environment’ – which in a deeper sense is a projection, while there’s just the ONE.
Time to tune into this deeper…

 

On a more ‘practical’ level, in a PISCEAN way let’s ask ourselves (M-r):
“How can I get out of the busy mind now, and shift my focus to Openness, Love and Compassion?”
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,to be able to surf Mercurial waves when the wind comes up.
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 (PISCEAN) – not only – these days. 

Bring on these spontaneous twists, unintentional new-found puns, and 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 always new information streams in which can alter our outlook on things. Often, after the M-r phase we have more information that gives a different picture, based upon which a choice makes most sense.

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.
  • 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, because 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 as 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 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 people whom you have 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 Nov / early Dec 2018).

 

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 (very PISCEAN), to be ‘randomly’ delivered / spread to others who need to hear that information and inspiration!
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 messenger & connector (without an agenda)!

 

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 that ‘mental hygiene’ from time to time our subconscious disguised as M-r out tricks us, subconsciously ‘sabotaging’ our plans, and constellating circumstances that make us back off from our mental concept, and 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’ 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’re taking it easy on the pre-retro shadow phase (since Feb 20), rather than being ‘pulled into’ the wild ‘storm’ (from March 1 on), or (of course only apparent) 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 (esp. with MERCURY in late = double PISCES, close to CHIRON), to loose and misplace things and thoughts that later have to be RE-trieved again.
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.

Would be 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 Nov / early Dec 2018).

 

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, relax and connect, a la PISCES.

 

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

Phone rather than messaging / email. 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 how you communicate with others.

Put yourself in their position, and take ownership and responsibility for your mental processes, rather than blaming and judging or feeling victimizes a la PISCES (possibly based on lack of communication).

 

7) Be clear and precise with commitments and agreements.

Double check whether you have 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 = March 14!).

 

8) MERCURY Retro RE-minds us…

…that direct connection with another as an authentic and lively dialogue opens up the opportunity to meander 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%:

As 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! And soooo PISCEAN.

 

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

With the PISCES flavour, re-connect with people = and other Beings! – whom you easily, naturally connect with. In any case, 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 PISCES 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 for not being 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 March 14!

 

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. 

 

 

Wishing us all a fluid surfing with MERCURY retro!

Mercur-elanie 😉

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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

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

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

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

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SUN, MOON, and PLANETS in Motion 2019 – An Astro Overview of the Year

3 Jan

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 2019!

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 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 2019 are CHIRON and URANUS, both changing signs!

CHIRON has been in PISCES since 2011, and already tried on ARIES from mid-April to end of Sept 2018. From FEB 18, 2019 on, it will finally enter ARIES, for the next 5 years.

URANUS has been in ARIES also since 2011, and provoked early TAURUS mid April to early Nov 2018. On MARCH 6, URANUS will finally go into TAU (until 2025 / 26).

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

Or come to our 2019 New Years Outlook Parlour, on Jan 9!
Afternoon and evening groups, with online participation option!

 


SUN / MOON – 

13 New Moons, 12 Full Moons, and 5 Eclipses

Mystical Moon – Photo by Melanie

 

As always, NEW MOONS and the days to follow are good times to ‘plant a new seed’.
My understanding is different from ‘old school’ Astrology, suggesting it’s a good time ‘to set an intention’ – since that’s a limiting masculine biased view. Intention is just one (the yang) side of the NEW MOON which has a yin-yang Conception quality. The yin feminine side suggests to also be open to receive and conceive, with the NEW MOON.

FULL MOONs bring cycles to fruition (as the famous ‘Harvest Moon’).

ECLIPSES (this year 5 of them, starting with the one on JAN 5) are exact NEW MOONs and FULL MOONs, aligned with the Lunar Nodes – call it ‘Resets’ or ‘Karmic Pathways’, or (as the Chinese would) ‘Dragon’s Mouth’ = North Node where fresh energy is provided, and ‘Dragon’s Tail’ = South Node, where old energy is released.
ECLIPSES extend their effects beyond the Lunar Phase, over several months, some say even from Eclipse to Eclipse.
The CANCER (North Node) – CAPRICORN (South Node) theme is big this year. See the Blog post from Nov when the Nodes made that shift: Because we Care!

 

Here’s the

SoLunar NEW MOONs / FULL MOONs / ECLIPSES Line-up of 2019 in Overview

Hope it helps you with your orientation and planning (MERCURY going into CAP on JAN 4 loves it).
Dates in PST / PDT

 

JAN 5:
Mid-CAP NM with SATURN / PSE (Partial Solar ECLIPSE)

JAN 21:
LEO – AQ cuspy FM / TLE (Total Lunar ECLIPSE)

FEB 4:
Mid-AQ / St. Brigid (Feb 2) NM
Chinese New Year of the Yin Earth Pig starts on FEB 5!

FEB 19:
VIR – PI cuspy FM

MARCH 6:
Mid-PI NM

MARCH 20:
LI – AR cuspy / SPRING EQUINOX FM

APR 5:
Mid-AR NM

APR 19:
LI – AR ‘Blue’ cuspy FM

MAY 4:
Mid-TAU / BELTANE NM

MAY 18:
SCO – TAU FM / WESAK Moon of the Buddha

JUNE 3:
Mid-GEM NM

JUNE 17:
SAG – GEM FM

JULY 2:
CAN NM / TSE (Total Solar ECLIPSE)

JULY 17:
CAP – CAN FM / PLE (Partial Lunar ECLIPSE)

JULY 31:
LEO NM

AUG 15:
AQ – LEO FM

AUG 30:
VIR NM

SEPT 13 (Fri):
PI – VIR FM / Harvest Moon

SEPT 28:
LI / FALL EQUINOX NM

OCT 13:
AR – LI FM

OCT 27:
SCO NM

NOV 12:
TAU – SCO FM

NOV 26:
SAG NM

DEC 11:
GEM – SAG FM

DEC 25:
CAP / Christmas NM / Annular Solar ECLIPSE

 

PLANETS in Motion – and in Retro – in 2019

Links in red lead to ASTRO~NEWS Blog posts about these Planetary Transits.

In the 
ASTRO New Year’s Parlour –
Your Cosmic Trends & Gifts in 2019!

on WED JAN 9

…we’ll explore the 2019 Transits that are relevant for those of you who attend – welcome!

 

MERCURY doing its somersaults again…

MERCURY Retrograde 

3 times a year for 3 weeks, this year in FIRE / WATER signs:

MARCH 5 – 28 in PI

JULY 7 – 31 in LEO / CAN

OCT 31 – NOV 20 in SCO

 

VENUS & MARS 

not retrograde this year.
both were in 2018, every 1½ / 2 years.

MARS just entered ARIES (DEC 31 – FEB 14).
VENUS will go into SAG on JAN 7 – FEB 3.

LILITH in AQ since AUG 6, 2018 until MAY 3, 2019.
Then in PI, until JAN 27, 2020.

 

JUPITER in SAG – the Zodiac sign it rules! – since NOV 8, 2018. 

JUPITER in SAG since NOV 8, 2018 until DEC 2, 2019
…when it enters CAP.
JUPITER retro on APR 10, and direct on AUG 11, 2019.

JUPITER’s Aspects with other Planets this year:

  • JUPITER in SAG in triple-Square with NEPTUNE in PI, in JAN (exact JAN 13), JUNE, with NEPTUNE stat. (exact JUNE 16), and SEPT (exact SEPT 21).
  • JUPITER in CAP in Square with stat. CHIRON in AR in DEC (exact DEC 8).
  • JUPITER in CAP in Earth Trine with URANUS in TAU in DEC (exact DEC 15).

 

SATURN in CAPRICORN – the Zodiac Sign it rules! – since DEC 19, 2017.

SATURN Infrared (Hubble Telescope)


SATURN in CAP since DEC 20, 2017 until DEC 17, 2020.

SATURN retro on APR 29, and direct on SEPT 18, 2019.

SATURN’s Aspects with other Planets this year:

  • Lunar SOUTH Node conj. SATURN retro in CAP, MAY – JULY 2019 (both travel the same speed retro!).
  • SATURN in CAP in triple-Sextile with NEPTUNE in PI mid-JAN to mid-FEB (exact JAN 31), JUNE, with NEPTUNE stat. (exact JUNE 18), and NOV (exact NOV 8).
  • SATURN in CAP close to PLUTO in APR / MAY 2019 (but not exact) – their conjunction will be on JAN 12, 2020.

 

CHIRON will enter ARIES on FEB 18.

CHIRON the Centaur turned Warrior.


CHIRON
presently in PI (since 2011) fully enters ARIES (was for the first time in AR APR 17 – SEPT 25, 2018) on FEB 18, 2019.

 

CHIRON goes retro on JULY 8, and direct on DEC 12, 2019.

 

 

URANUS will enter TAURUS on MARCH 6.

 

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

 


URANUS 
presently in AR (since 2011) fully enters TAU (already MAY 15 – NOV 6, 2018) on MARCH 6, 2019.

URANUS goes direct on JAN 6, retro on AUG 11, 2019, and direct on JAN 10, 2020.

 

NEPTUNE in PISCES (until 2026).

NEPTUNE retro on JUNE 21, and direct on NOV 27, 2019.

 

PLUTO in CAPRICORN (until 2023).

PLUTO retro on APR 24, and direct on OCT 2, 2019.

 

Main ASTEROIDS by Zodiac Signs in 2019:

CERES in SCO – SAG (JAN 25 – NOV 16) – CAP.

PALLAS in LI (until AUG 26) – SCO (until NOV 8) – SAG.

JUNO in TAU (until FEB 11) – GEM (until APR 21) – CAN (until JUNE 21) – LEO (until AUG 24) – VIR (until NOV 5) – LI.

VESTA in AQ (until FEB 2) – PI (until APR 4) – AR (until JUNE 9) – TAU (until rest of 2019).

Details 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 and Parlours in 2019!

Details via Astro~News, and on my FB Astro Page!
Here’s a preliminary itinerary for the first half of 2019:

FEB 5 – Tue
CHINESE NEW YEAR of the YIN EARTH PIG East-West Astro Parlour

FEB 19 – Tue
CHIRON into ARIES Parlour

MARCH 6 – Wed
URANUS into TAURUS Parlour

MARCH 14 – Thu
Happy Birthday, VICTORIA!
Astrology, the City, and YOU Astro Parlour

APR 30 – Tue
LILITH into PISCES Parlour

MAY 17 – Fri
WESAK MOON Astro Attunement

JUNE 28 – Fri
The ECLIPSES of JULY Attunement Parlour

 

Wishing you a fulfilling New Year 2019!
Guided by Starlight and Heart Light!

Melanie

 

© 2019 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.

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

 

Come over to TREAT TIME Offers – extended to JAN 6 (Epiphany)! …to treat yourself or a Loved One to an Astro Session for the Holidays, esp. for an Outlook into the New Year!
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Next up:
Astro New Year’s Parlour on JAN 9
…individually customized for everyone in the circle, with their personal birth chart involved.
2 groups, afternoon and evening, with online participation option as well.