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The Veil is Transparent…. and an Illusion: Cosmic Blessings for Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and All Souls Day!

29 Oct

Uuuuhhh, very SCORPIOnic times (SUN, MERCURY, and this year also: mighty JUPITER since 10/10) – feeling and revealing what’s otherwise hidden, and in the Dark… a magical mystery immersion… 

 

Carried in Oceanic Immersion – Photo by Melanie, Oct 28, 2017

 

Today Oct 29, the MOON will enter PISCES (at 4:46 pm), and over the next two days go into a mystical, magical Water Trine with the SUN, JUPITER, and MERCURY in SCO, link up with NEPTUNE (tomorrow Oct 30 afternoon), and, after connecting with CHIRON, go void-of-course ON Halloween (without an aspect to any other planet, before entering the next sign), from 2:35 pm PDT on, until 11:43 pm PDT…. letting ourselves GO into the unknowable…
A Halloween full of Magic, Mystery, and Imagination.

The Veil is transparent, and the cosmic Web connects us in the ONE…

 

Here is the Halloween chart – for dusk / 6 pm PDT…
This time, I added some theme comments…- how does it speak to You?

 

 

Happy Halloween, on Oct 31!

 

Impermanent Pumpkin Art, as seen in 2009(!) at the former yearly Fernwood Pumpkin Yard! It was one of the last years of its ‘incarnation’, at the carving house community that used to produce prolific perishable pumpkin art. Spirit prevails, even though forms – like pumpkins disintegrate…

We are approaching in the Zodiac cycle of the SUN the Heart of the Scorpion the center of the Fall Season and Celtic festival of Samhain.

Which was traditionally celebrated on Oct 31 when the ‘Summer’ and harvest time ended. On Nov 1 began a new Celtic calendar year. With large fires, the Celtic people thanked the SUN God for the good harvest, and expelled the evil spirits who wandered around that night. On Oct 31 also those who died in the past year were commemorated. Many believed that the dead returned to their old homes in the night to find warmth and friendship. The lit pumpkins at the door steps or in the windows symbolize skulls with the eternal light of the soul in it. The spirits who had not walked home into the light, wandering at night, scared people, and played tricks on them.

Nov 1 was eventually declared by the Church the Day of All Saints (holy ones), and Nov 2 All Souls Day.

‘All Hallows Evening’ or simply ‘Hallows E’en’ became later Halloween.

 

Samhain Blessings!


CELTIC WHEEL of the Year, with the cardinal Turning Points of the Equinoxes and Solstices, and the fixed ‘Gates of Power’: Beltane, Lammas, SAMHAIN / HALLOWEEN, and Imbolc.

Even though, mid Scorpio and central Fall are traditionally being celebrated with Halloween / Samhain on Oct 31, the exact centre (15°) of Scorpio is not on Oct 31 but round Nov 7.

This year, we’ll have a mid-TAURUS / mid-SCORPIO FULL MOON on Nov 3 / 4!
Very potent times with strongly concentrated energies that can bring out extremes and big contrasts… – which are guide posts to transformation.

Stay tuned for the Full Moon Astro~News Blog, and don’t get attached – or I shall say, let’s check out where we do get attached,. acknowledge it (don’t leave it ‘in the dark’) – so that it can change…

 

Feliz Dias de los Muertos Oct 31 – Nov 2!
Blessings for All Saints Day on Nov 1, and All Souls Day on Nov 2!

Mexican Dia de los Muertos Calavera Altar (from Wiki Commons)

 

In Catholic Bavaria where I come from and where my biological ancestors are from and my family lives, on All Saints Day (Nov 1), families visit the graves of their ancestors, after a mass, similarly to Dia de los Muertos in Mexico yet more solemnly.

A time of bringing fresh flowers, love, prayers and candles to the resting place of their bones, and to honour the undying soul.
Maybe a time to let go, to forgive, and know, Love is all that matters.

Halloween pumpkins with candles inside originally represented skulls with the eternal light of the undying soul ‘inside’. Through dying and transforming appearances, Light prevails.

The carved face or feature is the ‘façade’ and appearance, and the candle light is Spirit ‘behind’ and ‘inside’ it..

Perhaps a different way of looking at ‘carved pumpkins’ or of carving one…. And a different way of looking at ANY appearances…

 

 

You’re invited to a private JUPITER in SCORPIO Deep Dive Session, during the first month of JUPITER in SCORPIO (10 / 10 – 11 / 11, 2017), where we intentionally, and with the astrological map & compass, plus the synchronistic support of Voyager Tarot & Animal Spirit cards, go into, and focus on:
  • What’s being cleared away now, from your ‘inner basement / closet’?
  • Where is deep transformation now possible in your Life, what does it take to go INTO it, and how do you meet the landscape you meet there?
  • What’s the Alchemy that presents itself?
  • What does that mean for your ‘outer’ world, above the surface?

You can find out more about the Deep Dive Sessions at my FB Page Event.
If you’re new to my services I welcome you to get in touch before booking, if you have preliminary questions, and to get to know each other a bit before we ‘dive in’.

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

 

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, for perspective at a crossroad or dilemma, and for empowered choices.

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you in being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships with others.
Plus, I can help you determine your powerful places on Planet Earth.

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over the 13 years I’ve been facilitating them become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, in person here in Victoria, or as an online participant, if deep synergy in an intimate (up to 6 participants) circle speaks to you!


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

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

 

 

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Guru Purnima Full Moon Blessings – with the Astro ‘Gurus’ Jupiter & Saturn!

6 Jul

There’s a lot to the upcoming CAP – CAN Full Moon – exact on Saturday July 8 at 9:07 pm PDT!

Yet, it can be summed up in simple ways (CAP likes that!) – Guru Purnima leads the way!

The Full Moon comes with Sirius the ‘Dog Star’ / Scorcher (which is presently at 14°19′ CAN), next to the SUN / MARS, and with Vega the ‘Harp Star’ (which is presently at 15°34′ CAP), next to the MOON / PLUTO.
Two major Fixed Stars – with beautiful yet also dramatic ‘star love lore’ are involved in the already Full Moon ‘Power House’.
And: the Full Moon axis is squared by super-charger JUPITER.

Here is the Sirius / Vega enhanced Full Moon Chart – whoaaa!

CAP - CAN FM 2017 Sirius Vega

 

Here on the West Coast, the Full Moon will be exact at Moonrise / Sunset!

Clearly, this Full Moon gets our attention, and has us process lots of inner, old, ancestral, ancient ‘stuff’ (PLUTO next to the MOON in CAP).

 

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Pluto Reveals… One of the first pictures New Horizons transmitted from the close fly-by in July 201

 

And it’ll be also in the centre of CAN – CAP (which has a ‘fixed’ SCO – TAU ‘undertone’ – the ‘axis of the Buddha’.

A friend sent me a Ram Das article today – so synchronistic.

Here ‘s a related one that’s even more pertinent. RD nails it. SO apropos full-ON CAP Moon with Pluto:

  • What’s our job when people ‘are difficult’?
  • How do our emotions and needs (like for them to love and appreciate us) have power over us, pull you into the drama and out of equanimity?
  • What needs to deepen to change this?
  • A heavy curriculum… (a la CAP)… yet lightened and transformed in the Heart.

I get it, and have been there with family and other ‘karmic partners’…

This Full Moon also helps us connect with ‘Ancient Essence’ – the essence of the Ancestors (PLUTO in CAP with the MOON). Biological Ancestors, ancient Teachers, Ancestors of the Land…
Maybe their Spirit is speaking to us…

 

In Hindu and Buddhist tradition the Full Moon in July is the Guru Purnima / Guru Puja, dedicated to the inner and outer Guru.

Ganesha

Ganesh is being invoked at the onset of a journey.

We could all use some Ganesh energy nowadays / -years…
SATURN (ruler of the Full Moon sign CAP) is presently in SAG (Sept 2015 – Winter Solstice 2017) where karmic challenges for ‘the journey’ / the path arise – only to teach us what our inner blocks and old beliefs are…

Dense stuff, perhaps. Heavy curriculum?
May the Inner Teacher and light bringer show the way!

 

 


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“Ohhh, I don’t have a Guru, nor do I want one!” is what one might hear from us Westerners…

GU-RU means ‘simply’ “From Darkness to Light” – one who removes darkness and brings light. 

“Guru Purnima is celebrated on the day of the year when the Sun is closest to the Earth and the Full Moon reflects the brightest light. It is a holy day, and an especially beneficial time to make fresh resolves for spiritual growth.

Because the energies of the Sun and Moon are both at their peak, our subtle energy channels are unusually open and receptive to absorb spiritual energy. Practices done or begun on this day will bring growth and auspiciousness in the life of the disciple.

Through sadhana (spiritual practice) and by following the Guru’s teachings, devotees can purify the mind to reflect the Atman, just as the Moon reflects the brightness of the Sun.

Traditionally, Guru Purnima is an auspicious time to begin four months of spiritual practice. Beginning at this time allows us to make great spiritual progress more quickly.”

 

Never too early, never too late, for spiritual practice, and connection with the inner guru / teacher / mentor / light bringer, I’d say.

Time (ruled by CAP) in fact can be suspended, stretched, and can dissolve and ‘disappear’ in immersion with what IS  (PLUTO points us to ‘that’). The guru is a bridge into vastness, spaciousness, and freedom.

 

In Astrology, the ‘Guru’ is associated with the Archetypes of JUPITER, the mentor, and SATURN, the teacher.

 

Jupiter & Earth

Presently, JUPITER is in mid LIBRA, T-squaring the Full Moon axis(!):

As mentioned above:
What ‘kicks us out of balance’ (esp. in relationships with loved ones and not-so-loved ones)?
What’s the emotional charge – CAN – and what’s the need for acknowledgment, control that turns into judgment – CAP – ?
What brings us into inner Peace, regardless?

How about developing a good relationship (LIBRA) with spiritual practice?
Once we SEE the benefits (JUPITER) it’s clearly a wise choice (LI).

 

Saturn & Earth

SATURN is also very potent at this Guru Puja time, since it is now almost stationary (during August), and will go from retro (since Apr 6) to direct / forward on Aug 25.

As we step out of the ‘path’ of limiting Karma and ‘Obstacles’, we SEE more clearly, and move forward with transformed understanding and strength.

 

Under PLUTO in SATURN ruled CAP (2008 – 2023), and NEPTUNE & CHIRON in PISCES (since 2011 / 2012, until 2018 / 2026) so many traditional spiritual teachings and practices  have massively reached the Western, modern cultures and become ‘mainstream’.

Different accesses and avenues for everyone, yet light is always light.

 

Aummmm! Namaste!

The Light in me honours the Light in you!

 

© 2017 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.
In a world of online offers, our small, 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!

 

 

SAG – GEMINI Full Moon with LILITH and SATURN – The Voice of the Heart Knows the Way.

9 Jun

Welcoming the Moon of Many Names…


The SAGITTARIUS – GEMINI Full Moon will be on Fri June 9, at 6:10 am PDT exactly.
Thursday to Friday will be the Full Moon night! 


This last Full Moon in Spring completes the three Full Moon Festivals in the esoteric traditions:
Full Moon in April / pre-Easter Full Moon: Festival of the Risen Christ;
Full Moon in May / Wesak Moon: Festival of the Buddha;
Full Moon in June / post-Pentecost Full Moon: Festival of Humanity.
This last Full Moon (Festival) in Spring calls us to ‘Spread the Word’ from the Heart, in our Humanity.
What a diversity of cultures and languages (GEM) – yes, we can learn… yet the HEART (SAG) is always the best bridge.

 

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

The Full Moon in June is in Native American traditions known as the ‘Strawberry Moon’ or ‘Rose Moon’ – it’s time to gather Strawberries and smell the Roses, and pick up their Heart Medicine.

This Full Moon will be a ‘Mini (or Apogee) Moon’ which occurs only once every year, when the Moon’s orbit takes it furthest away from Earth. During that time, the Moon appears 14% smaller in the sky than it does when it is a Perigee / Super Moon!

What does all this interesting data (GEMINI) mean (a SAG question), and what’s the energy of it (PISCES)?

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

 

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Wild Rose Medicine – Photo by Melanie June 1 2017

 

After some dark and heavy SCO Moon days (Mon June 5 – Wed June 7 afternoon PDT), this FULL MOON in SAG comes like a breath of fresh air, and a blast & spark of new inspiration, space, openness, heart-full living-out-loud
We rise again – even more so if we have processed and cleared a lot in the pre-Full Moon SCO phase.
The pre-Full Moon is always most charged, and the SCO flavour this time was very potent. The SAG energy pulls us upward-onward now.
SAG after SCO is the ‘Phoenix out of the Ashes’, the soaring Eagle, the rebirth and widening of perspective: To SEE is to be FREE!

LILITH (which the MOON passes today June 8) and SATURN (activated by the MOON in SAG on Fri June 9 evening) are also involved in the mix (see the evi-dance below in the Full Moon chart):
We may feel the pull to ‘run wild’, or ‘simply’ be in our nature-ALL ‘original Being’, free and open-hearted.

 

Hubble Saturn with Rings tilted towards Earth

Hubble: Infrared Saturn Sequence

MOON / SATURN in SAG: Unconditioning ‘Old Stories’

When the MOON passes SATURN after the exact Full Moon, on Fri June 9, we might feel resistance, and hear inner, old ‘pretend to protect’ voices, which may be actually fear based.
What to do about those? Well, they need to be sincerely acknowledged, yet not ‘bought into’, like: “Hey SATURN coach, thanks for the heads-up, much appreciated.”.
Or, more seriously, we can tune into our inner self protection, witness what’s going on when that’s in effect, and trace where we first heard these voices. Maybe mom warned us of dangers out there…
When the ‘watch out’ comes up again, we can inquire (GEM), a la Byron Katie, and deeply ask ourselves:
Is this true?
How do you know it’s true?
Who would you be without this truth / story?

MOON / SATURN is a re-parenting energy – likely re-mothering, but can have to do with limiting inner dad issues too. Or inner ancestral patterns in general that are ‘in our face’ now, to show us what the ‘obstacles on the journey’ (SATURN in SAG) are, and how to outgrow them, through being a good parent to our inner child, and a good guide to our inner ‘wanderer’ who might be overwhelmed and lost (SATURN squares CHIRON in PISCES).

If YOU were born with MOON / SATURN, MOON in CAP or in your 10th House, SATURN in CAN or in your 4th House the themes are probably familiar to you in your life.
This MOON / SATURN Full Moon, aided by LILITH standing by, can help our Free Nature to be unconditioned – beyond ‘reparenting’.

 

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I know – not exactly aiming from the Heart – but isn’t the SAG Body Painting amazing?!

Very apropos, I intuitively picked today this DoYogaWithMe  Backbending class with Fiji McAlpine for my Yoga practice
Even though the intro – amazingly beautiful and powerful! – was a bit intimidating (“is she taking us to these poses???” “I can’t possibly do this.” “shall I even take this class?”) – I felt it could be the perfect practice for working with MOON / SATURN in SAG: Fear of moving forward / moving freely and with new strength, masked by protection / limiting beliefs and old stories.
This signature of the FULL MOON invites us to start the journey – from the HEART (all these HEART opening poses!) and go one step at a time, well rooted in the core of our being (SATURN in SAG, and PLUTO in CAP), while being gentle (MOON), and going as far as it’s appropriate for our body at this time (SATURN). All the opening and strengthening in the class, and Fiji’s firm and clear guidance and modelling (SATURN) took me so much further than I ‘thought’  I could go (GEMINI – SAG).
Sometimes we need to experience it again: Don’t believe everything you think – could be a GEMINI – SAG mantra 🙂 !
And yes, SAG pulls the arrow back to the HEART before aiming high, or actually, beore going anywhere: where do you come from? Find the WHY in your HEART.
This class had it ALL.
Woohoo – Big Gratitude for synchronistic Yoga Gifts, and all the opportUnities of moving from the HEART!

 

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Pluto Reveals…

Paradigm Shifts with PLUTO

The ‘background program’ is PLUTO, now in SATURN’s sign CAP:
We are the evolution, and our ancestors-in-spirit are with us, to support the process. Are you up for invoking them? They can help us to change history, and not relive their patterns. 
I know there is a LOT to this. Explorations with clients in private sessions are rich and deep. I’m here to support you if you could use help / if this speaks to you.

Being plugged into supportive ancestral connection is powerful.

And get this – here’s more background info for where the trend goes:
LILITH in SAG will soon pass SATURN – actually right on the DAY of the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse – Aug 21! A big opportunity to release the shackles of fear rooted in old stories and limiting beliefs that hold us back, and keep us separate and isolated. The energy is building for that…

With PLUTO the transformer in CAP which rules Time, we can tune into the effect of these planetary transit activations at the time when we are ready (have you noticed?) – not just when they are ‘collectively due’, i.o.w. any time – don’t let the ‘cosmic schedule’ hold you back! 🙂

That’s actually a Big Game Changer for ASTROLOGY – and I see lots of clients for whom this divine timing with the inner evolutionary clockwork is now very potent.
Astrology can describe the themes, the transformation, the ‘what’ and ‘why’, yet the ‘when’ can be sooner than ‘scheduled’.

 

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

SAG - GEM FM 2017

As you see, the MOON in SAG sits between LILITH and SATURN:
Truth and Freedom are highlighted now – the HEART has the answer, and takes us to our true Nature, beyond right- and wrong-doing, judgment, fear based ‘old stories’ and beliefs, dogma and karma.

The GEMINI SUN, rather than giving excess energy to more information, questioning, doubting, can be best activated through conscious spiritual inquiry: What is the Truth about YOU?

 

This Full Moon activates the AC – DC in the U.S. chart!
How the U.S. show up, and relate to others.

The United States have a mid-SAG Rising where the Full Moon with LILITH sits – on the point where SATURN was just after the Elections last Nov.
And the Full Moon activates Trump’s SAG – GEM Full Moon – yes, he was born under not just a Full Moon but a Lunar Eclipse.
I wouldn’t be surprised if significant news and (perhaps old) stories (SATURN retro in SAG) came out in the next while that have an important effect on the U.S.

The Grand Fire Trine of URANUS in ARIES, North Node in LEO, and SATURN (with the MOON and LILITH nearby) in SAG is ‘well and alive’: Lots of inspiration, innovation, creativity, and outspoken people on a ‘mission’ (for better or worse) – heartfulness makes a difference!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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If you feel the resonance with the themes above,  and you could use support in your journey drop me a line, and we can set up a private Astrology consult session, or initial 20-min orientation talk, to find out what would be the best course of action.
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