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Eclipses 2018 Vol. 2: Partial Solar Eclipse in AQ on Feb 15: Re-Set for New Group and Humanity Consciousness

13 Feb

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Blog Reader,

We’re still in Eclipse Season (twice a year):  

As ‘usual’, two Eclipses are strung together, via Full Moon / New Moon and the Nodes (‘Karmic Pathways’)  – and their effects have been noticeable for a while:

We had recently the Imbolc Total Lunar Eclipse / SuperMoon in LEO – AQ on Wed Jan 31.
And, coming up:

The Partial Solar Eclipse in late AQ / cusp to PI on Feb 15.
It also ushers in the Chinese New Year 
of the Yang Earth Dog (check out the blog post if you haven’t seen it yet).
This year’s Chinese New Year (varies, as it goes by Lunar calendar: always on the day after the second New Moon after Winter Solstice) will be very late, on the cusp from AQ to PI, since there was a New Moon just before Winter Solstice, the first one after was Jan 16, and now the second one on Feb 15.
Interesting that the Earth DOG is known for its quality as a loyal companion / friend – very AQ in that sense too. What’s our pack? Who’s loyal? Whom are we naturally, authentically loyal to and with?

Feng Shui, the Chinese Art of Placement, always a big emphasis before / round the CNY (clearing clutter, preparing home and environment for the New, inviting good energies) means literally Wind & Water – relating to natural flow of energy… also very much apropos to the Zodiac cusp from AQ (Air sign) to PI (water sign) where the New Moon will be.

 

How’s it been going, with the ‘Superstar’ Total Lunar Eclipse on Jan 31?
In our purrrsonal LEO journey, and in the AQ / PI group / collective consciousness, we’re experiencing all these dynamics.

Loving awareness leads to Freedom, or rather: IS Freedom!
LOVE is the Medicine that helps us in the ‘storm’ – is both grounding, and raises the vibration from which we experience the ‘events’! 

Let’s see what’s UP now, what’s ready to be released and re-set, on the AQ side of things, with this South Node Eclipse!

Nothing eclipsed here, but beautiful polar New Moon ‘boat’ (photographer unknown)

Twice a year, a pair of Eclipses occurs, tied together through the Lunar Nodes.
Remember the last Eclipse pair in August 2017?
Of course! The famous ‘American’ Total Solar Eclipse of Aug 21 was epic. The Partial Lunar Eclipse on Aug 7 was less spectacular, yet both were united through their shared AQ – LEO theme.

And now we’re in-between another pair of Eclipses in LEO – AQ where the Lunar Nodes have been since end of April 2017, and will be until Nov 2018.


The Partial Solar Eclipse end of AQ on Feb 15 has a more ‘humble’ appearance, in comparison to the dramatic Total Lunar Eclipse on Jan 31 – yet nevertheless important effects…

The Path of the Chinese New Year Partial Solar Eclipse on Feb 15 will go over South America and Antarctica.
Letting go of harmful impacts of humanity on the climate and polar ice – we’re all in this together, says the AQ – PI Synergy?
And a fresh start with innovative collaboration in coherence (also AQ – PI)?

 

Firstly, here’a some basic Eclipse info for starters – skip it if you’re well aware (or don’t care 🙂 about the ‘mechanics’ of it):

URANUS Rules AQUARIUS
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

Eclipse ‘Mechanics’ 101

  • Eclipses occur when a NEW MOON or a FULL MOON are close to the Nodal Axis, which is presently (April 2017 – Nov 2018) in AQ – LEO.
  • Eclipses come twice a year, in pairs of New Moon / Solar and Full Moon / Lunar (sometimes even as a triad, as in: July 12, 2018 Partial Solar, July 27, 2017 Total Lunar, and Aug 11, 2018 Partial Solar Eclipse), when it’s the month of the North Node (this year LEO – and back into CAN), and the month of the South Node (this year AQ).
    On that note, Eclipses, just like the Nodes, go backwards in the Zodiac (presently in LEO North Node / AQ South Node, from Nov 2018 on in  CAN North Node – CAP South Node).
  • The closer to the Nodes a New Moon or Full Moon is the more likely a TOTAL Eclipse:
    The Full Moon on Jan 31 was at 11°37′ LEO, and the North Node at 15°16′ LEO – very close, and a Total Lunar Eclipse!
  • The SUN of the NEW MOON on Feb 15 will be at 27°07′ AQ, and the South Node at 14°27′ AQ – not close enough for a Total Solar Eclipse, but for a PARTIAL SE.
  • Eclipses are either connected with the South Node (SN) = emphasis on release, or with the North Node (NN) of the MOON = emphasis on new beginnings.
    This is esp. important for Solar Eclipses (exact New Moons)!

    The Total Lunar Eclipse in LEO on Jan 31 catalyzed the North Node in LEO.
    The PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE in AQ on Feb 15 catalyzes the South Node in AQ (release).

 

Eclipse Effects

  • The effect of the Eclipses extends beyond ‘just’ a lunar monthly phase, rather 2 – 3 months, and it’s a chain from Eclipse ‘season’ (last one in August 2017) to Eclipse ‘season’ (Jan / Feb 2018, and July / Aug 2018).
  • Eclipses are a RE-set, like rebooting your computer, after a temporary turning off of the energy.
    In other words, a RE-generation of YIN-Feminine (LUNAR ECLIPSE), and of the YANG-Masculine (SOLAR ECLIPSE) energies, after a ‘darkening’.
    The Total Lunar Eclipse / Blood Moon in LEO had brought a RE-generation of the (inner / outer) YIN-Feminine in all of us, in her passionate LEO Strength – roarrrr!

    The PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE on the AQ – PI cusp is a re-set of the (inner / outer) YANG-Masculine in all of us, in his cool and detached com-passion for / IN humanity: We’re all in this together – You are another Me: Ubuntu
     (check out this beautiful description Ubuntu!). 
  • What are the qualities that need to be released, to free up energy for this synergistic co-creation in Unity?
    Perhaps adherence to a certain group or collective consciousness that doesn’t serve us and the purpose (anymore)?  Time to ‘Feng Shui’ it…
    Too much media brain wash (also AQ – PI, yet low vibrational)?
    Perhaps being blasé, and checking out, rather than tuning in with your Love?
    Perhaps having given up on a future for humanity, and numbing oneself…?
    Can we let these understandable responses to ‘the state of the world’ let go of???
  • Eclipses are at the same position in the Zodiac every 18-19 years – a karmic ‘string’:
    On Feb 5, 2000 was a SN Solar Eclipse in AQ.
    For the Partial Solar Eclipse on Feb 15 you might want to review where you were at in early 2000, and what was the ending / release of an engagement in a community / system, while you were following your own heart, esp. if you have your SUN, MOON, Planets, or even Nodes in LEO – AQ.
    In any case, where late AQ is in your chart, house wise, an ending / release of a longer cycle that leads to a opening new doors is in the making.

 

PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE on the AQ-PI Cusp, square JUPITER in SCO:
Light of Consciousness to Deeper Issues Brings Freedom.

 

It’s a partial ECLIPSE of the SUN, by the MOON Shadow.

The Lunar emotional, habitual side provokes and evokes a ‘RE-SET’ of Conscious Solar AQ themes like:

  • Let go of indifference.
  • Look at the situation with detached compassion.
  • Come together in Groups of Like-Spirited Humans, and as Humanity!
  • Co-Create in Synergy – no one is an island (not even a perfectly self sufficient, media dependent one…).


The late AQ NEW MOON / SOLAR ECLIPSE comes with MERCURY (see chart below) – very well positioned in late AQ (the sign MERCURY is exalted in, plus late AQ has a GEM undertone, ruled by MERCURY). Systemic and innovative forward-thinking is strong here. 
The Solar Eclipse in AQ has also a sextile to (the AQ ruler) URANUS (exact Feb 13 / 15), confirming fresh new thinking and breakthroughs – after the ecliptic release of an old system – are very attractive and supported now.

And there’s a deeper dimension to this:
The SOLAR ECLIPSE with MERCURY squares JUPITER in SCO (exact Feb 10 / 13 / 15).


Time to reveal the NEW MOON / Solar ECLIPSE Chart – even though SCO likes to keep things hidden
(not so much anymore though, with JUPITER!) 🙂

 

JUPITER in SCORPIO since 10/10/17 has brought abundant hidden, covered agenda to our awareness – to transform deep ‘sediment’ from the bottom-up, esp. in Scorpionic affairs of behind-the-scenes agenda, sex, power, manipulation, abuse, shame… Deep transformation brings out true intrinsic power.
Change for the better gets a big boost this year. Yet, we must go into the dark for this.

The AQ Ecliptic NEW MOON / MERCURY in square to JUPITER is another catalyst for this.
What’s going on in group / systems (UN)consciousness / vibe / agenda?
In elites, government, and in any group situation, actually. What is it that doesn’t sit well, and needs to be talked about? An opportunity, even though it might appear like a conflict.

How can we bring more light and consciousness to the deeper issues?
Excellent times to talk with trusted friends, with a detached, investigative, almost scientific approach.
RE-sets can happen from there, either a change IN the group dynamics, or a a transformation out of them.
The Truth (JUPITER in SCO) shall set you free (AQ)!
Freedom beckons in either case, Freedom from…, Freedom for…, or ‘simply’ Freedom that has no opposite
(as J. Krishnamurti calls it – as long as there’s an opposite that’s not freedom!).

 

PLUTO in CAP, the ruling agent of SCORPIO, and in wide sextile with JUPITER is always checking in with us, like an evolution coach:
What’s the best way of using, applying, and positioning your time, energy, and the core of who YOU are, into Community and Humanity?

 

Freedom Blessings for this Ecliptic Time – and Always!

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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* AQUARIUS New Moon on Jan 27: Freedom For The Light!

27 Jan

Let’s look right at the AQ New Moon chart – a picture says more… AQ is ‘systemic’ – and rules Astrology (no surprise :-))
Let’s see how a cool, distanced, detached look at things can help us sort out what that ‘drama’ is all about…

The AQUARIUS New Moon is exact today Jan 27 at 4:07 pm PST / 7:07 pm EST:

 aq-nm-2017-cny-of-the-phoenix

What strikes in the chart – Overview:

The practically unaspected New Moon.

Several ‘focal points’ (hot spots?), in CAP, AQ, and PI.

The chart is divided into 2 sides, one occupied with Planets (from LI to AR), one ‘empty’ (except for the North Node). The JUPITER – URANUS polarity is the division axis.

Two squares, between SATURN in SAG, and VENUS / CHIRON in PI, and between MERCURY / PLUTO in CAP, and URANUS in AR.

 

And now in detail:

 

  • The NEW MOON in early AQ isn’t aspected, except for a sextile (location dependent) – and has ‘a life of it’s own’ (very Aquarian also 🙂). Something’s cooking there. A seed is planted, for a new beginning in freedom, solidarity, in groups, as humanity, and a new beginning for the Feminine and the People (the MOON). To be revealed as time progresses.
    WE are the People. WE are Humanity.
    The New Moon close to the ‘Prometheus Point’ / ‘Community Builder Point’, from CAP to AQ shows us: It’s time to come together in groups of like spirit, in freedom, equality, and co-creation, and build together in circles of community beyond the CAP pyramid and hierarchy.

 

  • MERCURY / PLUTO in CAP
    Well, that’s a big, important deal, and a heavy one:

    With MERCURY still in CAP where it’s been ‘forever’ (in MERCURY terms), since early Dec, Humanity has ‘serious business’ to deal with and talk about.
    The recent MERCURY retro phase (Dec 19 – Jan 8) has happened mostly in CAP. Only now, with the AQ New Moon, the post-retro ‘shadow’ ends, mental digestion and integration can happen. MERCURY retro started on Dec 19, soo close to PLUTO, from where it went back to the SAG – CAP ‘Integrity Point’, close to SATURN, by Jan 8.
    Serious issues re: what does inner guidance say, what matters most, how to be in integrity and walk one’s talk, have come up for lots of us personally.
    This has been of course very relevant for the political arena (MERCURY traveled between close to the U.S. PLUTO, and Trump’s Eclipse MOON).
    What’s the truth? What is leadership? Who can be trusted? Where is this going?!
    “I’m the Messenger”, said GEMINI Trump in his populistic inauguration speech… Lots of messages and agenda has been thrown around in this turbulent month.‘Old school’ power / control agenda (PLUTO in CAP) became evident, also showing how the system is anachronistic, and due for changeNow, finally, MERCURY will actually cross PLUTO on Jan 29. What needs to change is being purged, and brought out of the ‘closet’ / shadow, into public discussion.

 

  • MERCURY / PLUTO practically square URANUS (MERCURY will square URANUS on Jan 31):
    Whoa – a serious wake-up call (also catalyzed by the Phoenix Rooster), lots of upset already – and perhaps more erratic and traumatic turmoil a la “one never knows what’s been thrown into the discussion next”?

    What would be best to feed into the collective ‘field’?
    How about: A liberated mind that sees the ‘spiel’, and through the illusion of it all?!

 

  • Presently, there is still so much PISCES energy going on (not just a ‘hot spot’, rather an overwhelming wave), with the South Node, NEPTUNE, CHIRON, VENUS – MARS just ‘made it’ today, Jan 27, out of PISCES, over the ‘Emergence / Survival Point’ into ARIES.
    Does that make you sea sick and nauseous? Well, yeah, no wonder – waves after waves of collective energy have been quite overwhelming and weakening for many of us, esp. psychically and for the immune system if you’re sensitive. Lots of people I know literally got sick, and I don’t think it was ‘just the flu’. The system can’t take all these invasive energies anymore.

    The PISCEAN Medicine (in combination with VIRGO): Let go of what’s vibrationally not working (anymore)!
    SATURN in SAG was squared by MARS in PI last week, and by VENUS in PI just today, Jan 27. The square between SATURN in SAG and CHIRON in PI continues this year (was exact Dec 24, 2016, again exact Apr 30, and Nov 2, 2017): In the midst of ‘chaos’ finding inner guidance and connection to our wisdom source! Staying Heart focused and grounded helps, walking in nature and gaining space from it all too.

 

  • We need to use our awareness and discernment muscles!
    The helpful North Node in VIRGO stands presently all by itself, without an aspect to a Planet (except for locally a quincunx to the MC), so it’s up to us to activate this support system. VIRGO helps with clear awareness, engaging with what works for us, establishing a daily wellness practice, healthy routines and rituals, building self sufficiency, bringing ‘order into chaos’, serving in a practical, grounded manner, and being with the plant kingdom is all good VIRGO medicine. And it is the energy of the Sacred Feminine. Letting HER inform us how we best take care of ‘our temple’ (the body-mind-spirit temple, and our physical environment)…!

    As for myself, and the inner VIRGO part, I introduced daily longer than usual Yoga practice since December into my morning routine – makes a big difference.
    Being with my work, and raising awareness through the Astrology of it all, rather than just being passively and helplessly exposed to ‘what happens’ is a big winner  too – for myself and whomever I serve and share with.

 

  • Lastly, the opposition of JUPITER in LIBRA and URANUS in ARIES that ‘seals off’ the 180° scene where it all happens (LI to AR) is quite a prominent ‘kicker’ all year (was exact on Dec 26, 2016, again on March 3, and Sept 27, 2017). Expect the unexpected! Issues of justice, lack consideration, balance, fairness, negotiation and equality are HUGE now, with JUPITER in LI, and the lack thereof is very upsetting, unsettling, and causing turmoil, in the societal (esp. U.S. – where URANUS also squares their PLUTO in 2017 / 18) arena, under URANUS in AR. More protests and marches, action and re-action very likely…
    Yet, how can we, beyond going into opposition, integrate this polarity?
    How about this: Finding the inner Balance Point and even Still-Point of Essence, from which to act, freshly, freely, spontaneously?!
    I’m sure the Yin Phoenix Bird would be quite happy with that too….

 

 

* Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 8°15’ AQ – and another, related one for the U.S. as well!

9° AQ says (yep, really):

“PHASE 309 (AQUARIUS 9°):

A FLAG IS SEEN TURNING INTO AN EAGLE.

eagle-and-us-flag

KEYNOTE: The dynamic incorporation of new social values in individuals who exemplify the spiritual potential and greatest significance of these values.

This symbol nearly duplicates the one for Sagittarius 12°, but in this five-fold sequence it has a somewhat different meaning — especially since the last term of the mysterious transformation (i.e. the crowing of the eagle in chanticleer’s fashion) is omitted. All that is implied here is the vitalization of a powerful symbol, its embodiment in a living reality, i.e. in a person able to fly in consciousness to the highest spiritual realm. The archetype is given living substance and wings. The Image has become a Power.

This fourth stage symbol, as usual, gives us a technical suggestion. To “see” the new archetype, to perceive the new standard of value with one’s mind is not enough. The seer must become the doer. The impersonal is dynamized and brought into focus. We have here the ACTING OUT of the vision.”

 

Whoa – what a timely / synchronous symbol!
Not in terms of: it’s all in place government wise. Rather than: as a standard and measuring stick. So who really IS acting out the vision, nowadays?!

The referred to Sabian Symbol for 12° SAG is actually the degree just above the U.S. AC (which is at 12°12’ SAG!). It seems to hold a hidden code to be looked at here as well – esp. given the recent and current affairs in the U.S., and, as we shall see, in relationship to the Chinese New Year:

 

PHASE 252 (SAGITTARIUS 12°):

A FLAG TURNS INTO AN EAGLE; THE EAGLE INTO A CHANTICLEER SALUTING THE DAWN.

rooster-4

KEYNOTE: The spiritualization and promotion of great symbols of a New Age by minds sensitive to its precursory manifestations.

In the background of this strange allegory we can recognize the deep-seated belief that the American nation and its basic democratic institutions were constituted to be the cradle for a new step in human evolution. The “flag” is the abstract symbol of the nation; it becomes an “eagle” — another U.S. symbol — when the concept is made alive by bold and transcendent action. The eagle symbolizes spiritual will and the power to rise to the highest possible altitude of consciousness and purpose. Flying at such an altitude, the eagle is the first living creature to perceive the rising sun. Having perceived it, it heralds it — and by so doing is identified with the crowing chanticleer, who had convinced himself that his resonant cry was responsible for the rise of the sun and the coming of a new day.

This second stage symbol contrasts with the first in that it is completely future-oriented. It speaks of “peak experiences” instead of the wisdom found in the organismic depth of the body- consciousness. It urges us to bring our noblest ideals to actual life through the power of the spiritual will. A Keyword might be ANNUNCIATION.”

 

Hmmm, I can think of a ‘Red Rooster’ and “crowing chanticleer, who had convinced himself that his resonant cry was responsible for the rise of the sun and the coming of a new day.”…

May the incoming Fire Rooster turn into a Phoenix, burn off narcissistic and chauvinistic display, and may we all Rise in Consciousness!

 

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

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* AQUARIUS New Moon on Feb 8 – Freedom For The Light!

8 Feb

With all the Fiery Chinese New Year Pizzazz, let’s not forget:

We’re also experiencing an AQ NEW MOON – basically every year, the AQ NEW MOON heralds the Chinese New Year (2nd New Moon after Winter Solstice).

When? 6:39 am PST on Feb 8. We’ll wake up into a new Lunar cycle 🙂

What? Check out the chart and its picture – also a signature for the onset of the Chinese New Year!

 

AQ NM 2016 CNY Fire Monkey

It still carries the sharp cardinal T-Square with URANUS in ARIES, and LILITH in LIBRA squaring PLUTO, VENUS (their alignment was exact Feb 5) in mid CAP, and MERCURY (after a long retro phase, incl. the pre-retro shadow, since Winter Solstice 2015) leaving the CAP concentration and post-retro shadow, as it will finally enter (its fave sign) AQ, on Feb 13.

MERCURY (rising at the time of the New Moon) has also been in contact with PLUTO, before, at the end, and shortly after its retro phase (Dec 19, Jan 22, Jan 29), as described in the last issues of Astro~News (and experienced by us) which transformed our mind to be more in tune with Soul and Essence:

  • What matters, ‘at the end of the day’?
  • What is a powerful, renewable resource we have access to?
  • How does our body-mind regenerate?
  • Rather than taking too much on that we can’t manage, what would be alternatives that are at least as ‘effective’ and more deeply fulfilling? Maybe connecting with others, supporting one another, sharing time and resources?

The CAPRICORN concentration is the apex (serves as an outlet) of the polarity between URANUS and LILITH (see chart). Innovative, revolutionary, awakening forces pushing the old and ‘expired’ out of the ‘matrix’, so that the energy transforms into….? Maybe ‘simply’ realizing: “We have all we need, and more.”  A paradigm shift, liberating us into being in our true nature (LILITH), in balance and right relatedness (LIBRA), authentic and ready for new beginnings (URANUS in AR).

URANUS, the ruler of AQ received recently, during AQ times, squares from MERCURY on Jan 31, from the MOON on Feb 5, and most recently, from VENUS on Feb 6. It really is a transformational and rebirthing time, for mind (MERCURY), needs and emotions (MOON), values and attractions (VENUS)!

Since AQ is ruled by URANUS, and New Moons have an ARIES theme, plus, the AQ NM will be – from the perspective of the West Coast – in the first house of the chart:
The AQ NEW MOON brings FREEDOM for – the LIGHT!

Which means: New Beginnings from a Cleared Slate, Co-Creation in Community (hey, the Monkey likes that too), and a more en-lightened Humanity!

 

* Sabian Symbol for the AQ New Moon at 19°15’ AQ

20°AQUARIUS: “A LARGE WHITE DOVE BEARING A MESSAGE.

 

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Crystal activated Voyager card III – Empress. Photo and Crystal Activation by Melanie

 

Keynote:

The answer of spiritual agencies to thorough, sustained and victorious individual efforts.

This concludes most significantly this series of five symbol (AQ 16 – 20). The individual who has gone courageously and with indomitable spirit through his / her crucial crisis receives, as it were, a deep spiritual blessing from the Soul realm: “Mission accomplished. Peace be with you.” And in this blessing a secret prophecy of what is yet to come may be seen by the perspicacious and spiritually sensitive mind of the recipient. Every real spiritual step someone takes in their development is the result of a victory over forces of inertia or destruction. The Divine is totally ‘present’ in the heart of all true victories.”

Sooo apropos the recent intense crisis and deep purging and purifying process so many of us have been going through.

May the Soul Blessings for the Light that’s now emerging be well received by all of us!

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger