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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:

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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.

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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.

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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!

 

 

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Happy Australia Day!

26 Jan

AQUARIUS rules the abstract mind, science, organizations, constellations, incl. star constellations, hence also Astrology, AND Australia!

 
 
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Southern_Cross_Kangaroo
 
 
 

Happy Australia Day, in the heat of Summer, on Jan 26!

Well, Down Under it’s already the day after – hope y’all had a good one!
 
Australia Day is the official National Day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January. It marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip.
 
 
The chart for that day shows Australia has a lot of AQ energy: SUN, PLUTO, VENUS, and SATURN.
CAP too (LILITH and MERCURY).
 
More Capricornian colonial history…
Even if we don’t like the imperialistic shadow of CAP (does it surprise you that Great Britain is a CAP country…?), how about celebrating the essence of AQ – Constellation of Equals, and Co-creating the Future in Community!

 

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Southern Cross

 
Thanks you gals over there, in Brisbane, Alexandra, Darwin, and Sydney, for staying connected!
Hope to visit you some day, Down Under!
 
 
 
 

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* SUN into AQ on Jan 19 – Community Building and Sharing.

18 Jan

The zodiacal season shifts this week from rock-solid CAPRICORN to airy AQUARIUS (yearly on Jan 19 / 20, dependent on your location). This year exactly tomorrow Jan 19 at 1:24 pm PST.
I like to call the cusp energy ‘Prometheus Point’ (Prometheus is the mythological Archetype for the planet URANUS which rules AQ), or, in plain English: ‘Community Builder Point’. 

What comes after attaining mastery, and ‘making it’ – when, let’s say: CAP is complete and content with its accomplishment (hmmm, is s/he ever? Always dealing with that notion!)? Well, up on the summit of the mountain, literally, or symbolically: of the career, the mastery, the air is thin, and it can get a bit lonely. But, hey, there are others too on the same, or on ‘their mountain’, and we can connect with them as a team, or like-spirited friends.

 

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Mountain Joy in Switzerland – Visit in 2010

 

And if  the ones ‘on top’ are ruling and running the show, the Promethean aspect of CAP – AQ kicks in: Prometheus in Greek mythology claimed the fire of the ‘elite gods’ for humanity, and after an ordeal of punishment for his ‘hybris’ was eventually ‘unbound’: Fire, divine inspiration, and enlightenment are available to everyone!

 

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Prometheus, capturing the fire of spirit and creative inventiveness from the Gods for Humanity (and you probably know the continuation of the story, with his punishment and liberation).

Prometheus is as an astrological Archetype associated with the Planet URANUS, which also rules AQ. URANUS is presently (2011 – 2018) in ARIES, and has just changed direction from Earth perspective on Dec 29, and goes now direct again. Lots of impulses for rebellion, but also true liberation from within, are in the collective field nowadays, and you probably notice them in your life too, esp. if you have AC / MC, SUN, MOON, or Planets in late AR, CAN, LI, or CAP. The Full Moon on Jan 12 in CAN – CAP (see post) catalyzed with its Cardinal Grand Cross also URANian liberation and renewal – into 2017.

Let’s connect! The social factor comes in again (as with AIR signs), and we realize we need one another and can’t build ‘an empire’ or a community by ourselves. Hence, social networks, groups, circles of like-spirited humans come together, in a network, either physically, or through the ether-net 🙂

Speaking of www (which almost looks like the AQ symbol  – the font doesn’t show up here but you probably know what I mean 🙂

 

Co-building in liberated, egalitarian community is actually rather: Sharing of energy, like the AQ ‘water / energy bearer’ – incl. FREE energy that’s available to everyone.

I love how in the symbolic painting below the ‘Water Bearer’ / ‘Energy Provider’ pours prana over the 7 Lotus blossoms – perhaps also a theme of Chakra activation, which opens us up to cosmic energies, and naturally liberates and empowers us.

 

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URANUS Rules AQUARIUS, Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

In that spirit, let’s do our work, bring it into community, and connect in groups and with friends, intentionally, and ‘randomly’, in syn-ergy.

And if you feel called come join our ASTRO~EXPERIENCES in our circles – live in person in Victoria, or via Skype / fb Messenger on camera from your home or holiday!

Astrology groups are double Aquarian, since Astrology is ruled by AQ – does that surprise you? Take your pick – and find description on the fb Event pages:

* 5-week ASTRO~FOUNDATIONS: Rising Sign, and Planets in the 12 Houses. Continues with the 2nd meeting (Houses 1 – 3) tomorrow Thu Jan 19 – drop-in welcome.

* CHINESE NEW YEAR of the YIN FIRE ROOSTER (Jan 28, 2017 – Feb 15, 2018) – Workshop and Dinner. Jan 27 / 29.

* 7-week Astrological Chakra Journey: From Your Root Chakra / Saturn to Your Crown Chakra / The Sun. From Wed Feb 1 on.

 

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* MARS crossed the ‘Prometheus Point’ from CAP to AQ (Nov 8 – Dec 19): Fueling Cooperation.

10 Nov

On Nov 8(!), MARS crossed the ‘Prometheus Point’ from CAP to AQ!

  • The work and the battle to the top is done (CAP), and now we’re free (AQ)?
  • Transition from focus on leadership and ‘who’ll make it to the top’ (CAP) to cooperation, community, and the bigger network (AQ).

Shortly after a square with URANUS (Oct 28), MARS entered AQ, the Zodiac energy ruled by URANUS. Sounds wild and volatile…? Well, a lot did get stirred up this week.

Ideally the energy is liberating and cooperative (rather than controversial and contentious – enough already!), but with the election results what’s been initially activated is loooots of www activity (AQ rules technology, systems, and communities of like-spirited people). On this Day 2  already questions arose re: what a future (AQ) post-Trump could look like, and how communities and evolution in humanity (aided by technology and web connection) co-create the future, and may well outgrow the government (which is ruled by CAP). Plus the awareness that it’s not just The Man on Top who ‘rules the country’ (MARS in CAP) but a whole govt. system already in place (AQ) that has to be responded to.

In AQ, MARS will go into favourable alignments and alliances, with JUPITER in LIBRA (trine on Dec 1), SATURN in SAG (sextile on Dec 3), NEPTUNE and CHIRON in PI (semi-sextile on Nov 20 / Dec 7), URANUS in AR (sextile on Dec 6), and PLUTO in CAP (semi-sextile on Dec 1).

 

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Prometheus bringing the Fire of the Gods to Humanity

 

The Aquarian MARS asserts on behalf of freedom for humanity, and gets fired up in teams and groups, and among friends and like-spirited ones. An excellent time to get going with  cooperative projects – just don’t take anger and assertiveness out on each other within the group. Ego battles split groups. Also great to come up with innovative solutions and to dig into science. No technological warfare though, please. And no need to spend lots of energy (MARS) being in the future (AQ).

 

Wherever AQ is in your chart (house, SUN, MOON, AC, Planets) that’s where energy gets fired up. Use the extra energy for the greater good!

 

MARS will be in AQ until Dec 19, when it surfs over to PISCES.

 

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* Mercury and Venus enter AQ (Feb 13 / 16): Love Letters to Humanity and Freedom ♥

13 Feb

As you can see in the AQ New Moon chart in the previous post, MERCURY and VENUS are about to enter AQ which gives the AstroSphere a new lighter, more communal and liberation oriented flavour, after a concentrated CAP process over the last weeks (for MERCURY since Dec 10, with its triple PLUTO contact; for VENUS ‘only’ since the last Full Moon on Jan 23 – but a huge deal, since ‘she’ also had to pass PLUTO, on Feb 5). Once MERCURY and VENUS are in AQ only PLUTO will be ‘left’ in CAP, until Nov / Dec.

 

MERCURY goes first into AQ, today Feb 13 (and will journey through the AQ world until March 7).

This is a highlight for MERCURY, since it’s considered to operate optimally there, and can be the free thinker, beyond paradigms and conditionings, restrictions and fear. Time for seeing through the facades (incl. the ones of our own ego), free speech, innovative, systemic thinking. Esp. after a deep and intense Mercury retro processing phase this shift can be (understated) a breath of fresh air.

Let’s see what we come up with.

I wouldn’t be surprised if more leaks re: fear and control based power structures and corporate agenda (shadow of PLUTO in CAP) would come out and make people think more freely. Esp. round the time when MERCURY in AQ will square investigative MARS in SCO (exact on March 4), actually for both planets on the cusp (MERCURY: AQ to PI – the Coherence Point, i.o.w. we are all in this together, and MARS: SCO to SAG – the Phoenix Point). The time of the lone wolf and of the sheep-le are over….

 

 

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Angel of Revelation, Painting by William Blake

 

VENUS follows into AQ on Feb 16 (until March 12).

Making us inclined, instead of buying into (and literally buying products from) the institutionalized, corporate ‘Big Daddy’ world, to value community and networks of real people, rather than the consumer / debt vicious cycle. A great time to come together as one, to celebrate our humanity and intrinsic freedom, with friends of all ages, colours, and from all walks of life.

 

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Brighid’s Blessings for Imbolc!

2 Feb

Now, as the daylight hours are getting obviously longer in our Northern hemisphere, the middle of Winter is soon reached, as well as the midpoint of Aquarius:
Today, Feb 2, we’re celebrating Candlemas, Imbolc / Brigid’s Day and Groundhog Day.

In the Gaelic / Celtic Calendar, Imbolc is one of the 4 fixed Power Points of the Zodiac year!

 

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Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lughnassad, Mabon, Samhain.

 

In many areas of the Celtic world, this was the fire feast of Brighid the Irish goddess of hearth and home. She is the keeper of the flame, the protector of the home, and a goddess of holy wells and springs. At Imbolc, her many aspects are being acknowledged, especially that of her role as a deity of transformation. As the world awakes from the dark slumber of winter, it is time to cast off the chill of the past and welcome the warmth of spring. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imbolc

 

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Here in Victoria snow drops and even of the first cherry blossom variety have been sighted! And the Earth is greening again.

Brighid’s blessings….

 

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* Happy Australia Day!

26 Jan

AQUARIUS rules the abstract mind, science, organizations, constellations, incl. star constellations, hence also Astrology, AND Australia!

 

Southern_Cross_OZ_Kanga
Southern_Cross_Kangaroo

Happy Australia Day, in the heat of Summer, on Jan 26!

Well, Down Under it’s already the day after – hope y’all had a good one!
 
Australia Day is the official National Day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January. It marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip.
 
The chart for that day shows that,Australia has a lot of AQ energy: SUN, PLUTO, VENUS, and SATURN.
CAP too (LILITH and MERCURY).
 
More Capricornian colonial history…
Even if we don’t like the imperialistic shadow of CAP (does it surprise you that Great Britain is a CAP country…?), how about celebrating the essence of AQ – Constellation of Equals, and Co-creating the Future in Community!

 

Southern_Cross

Milky Way with Southern Cross (NASA picture)

 
Thanks you gals over there, in Brisbane, Alexandra, Darwin, and Sydney, for staying connected!
Hope to visit you some day, Down Under!

 

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger