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Mercury retro to direct, with Uranus: Setting the Mind FREE!

3 May
Noticing the shift???
Today Wednesday (Mercury-Day) May 3, MERCURY changed gears / direction, and is now ‘officially’ / technically out of retro!
This one was (to me) really fun and liberating – you too?

Lots of re-connections and paradigm shifts!

No wonder, it’s been cruising round URANUS, the ‘higher octave’ of MERCURY – which represents ‘universal mind’ and free spirit: Set the mind FREE – shift out of old mind-sets. It all starts / happens HERE-NOW, says ARIES. Radical presence.

 
Here’s the chart, for evidence, and to give you a sense of what else is up and on these days:
 

 

MERCURY Retro-D in AR with UR 17-05-03

MERCURY will contact URANUS one more time (#3) on May 9, AND this is still the ‘stormy’ post-retro phase (until May 12), so nowhere ‘back to normal’ (whatever that is) – Goddess forbid.
Let’s experiment (URANUS) with the new freedom. Could get used to it, eh?
Wherever late ARIES is in your chart (house, planets nearby) is where the revolution happens.

If you’d like to explore this theme consciously with me shoot me a message, and we can set up an S, M, L personal Astrology session. Always so great to get perspective and a new liberating view & approach to ‘what happens’.

 
 

Guess what the wise Sabian Symbol oracle says to the degree where MERCURY and URANUS cruise?

ARIES 25°:
“THE POSSIBILITY FOR MAN TO GAIN EXPERIENCE AT TWO LEVELS OF BEING.

KEYNOTE: The revelation of new potentialities.

In some unspecified way the symbol is a guarantee that man can operate successfully at two levels of consciousness, if he has previously met the condition mentioned in the preceding symbol. “Be open. Be able and willing to shape your translucent mind in the form revealing spiritual fulfillment. And you will be able to experience life and power on inner as well as outer planes.” The implied message is one of faith. Man can only truly experience what he deeply believes he can experience.

This is the last stage of this fifth five-fold sequence of cyclic phases. It announces the possibility of a new step in evolution, but it is still only a possibility, a promise. The individual is truly ONPROBATION.”

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ARIES New MOON & New VENUS: Coeur-ageous New YOU Attracts Synergies!

27 Mar

The epic first Eclipse Season 2017 (Lunar Eclipse on Feb 10, Solar Eclipse with Neptune on Feb 26, pseudo Lunar Eclipse on March 12) – PISCES has been HUGE, and washed up a lot, to be released…. ahhhhh! …

And now for the first NEW MOON in SPRING – it all starts HERE!

So much NEW-ness, in the NOW-ness!

That’s what ARIES is all about: NOW THIS! Alive, alert, letting life force emerge in every moment – while blossoms surprise us daily. Time for fresh beginnings – or for simply being present with what’s always NEW.

Show up in a new way, try out what you haven’t before, or in a long time. If it ‘doesn’t work’ try something else (ARIES style).

 

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

 

With MERCURY – URANUS (also came in on the weekend, together with the NEW VENUS, and the NEW MOON yesterday), rather than panicking: “You never know what comes next!” let’s ask ourselves and others: “What’s new and exciting?”.

Maybe the energy shows up as erratic, unpredictable, and volatile – that’s what URANUS in ARIES (2011 – 2018) can also be, to shake and wake us up. Yet also lots of windows for a new approach to… everything – esp. old core issues (PLUTO in CAP).

Let’s be open to paradigm shifts of the mind, which – you bet – MERCURY retro (technically on Apr 9 – May 3, but already ‘in the making’) will bring up anyway. In fact, MERCURY will meet ‘game changer’ and liberator URANUS again, for a longer phase during M-r, end of Apr until mid May!

 

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Birth of Venus – Botticelli

 

And what’s with ‘sweet VENUS’ retro (March 4 – Apr 15), now also reNEWed, since ‘she’ met the ARIES SUN on Saturday?

More about the ‘NEW VENUS’ in this recent Astro*News blog post.
You are – on short notice – also welcome to join our ‘New VENUS’ Astro Parlour tomorrow Wed March 29 at 6:29 pm PDT!

The ‘NEW VENUS’ in ARIES is a fierce, raw, brave energy that ‘put its feelers out’, and shows up ‘naked’, as-is (LILITH freshly in SAG is her Spirit Sister). In ‘her’ renewed cycle, ‘she’ will go back into PISCES on Apr 2, for a close encounter with the shamanic CHIRON Archetype that shows wounds yet also offers intrinsic Medicine..
When it comes to ‘Love Wounds’ and PISCES we often have to feel it to heal it… the Piscean longing for connection can be very old – maybe an early bonding wound / abandonment? – and it’s very collective too. No ‘other’ (or escape into substances or addictive behaviour) can fulfill it.
How can we deeply connect in what IS, and never be ‘alone’, always ‘allONE’?!
So let’s be brave and gentle, with the VENUSian journey into Self, into What-IS. 

Let’s be a coeur-ageous ONE (in Latin languages it’s clearer how courage and heart = coeur, corazon, coracao are related), and connect in Heart Medicine.

From that place of wholeness (the North Node in VIRGO likes that too), we attract others who are of like vibration, also whole in themselves. A match made for true synergy.

Nature ‘does that’ all the time…
We humans just forget how to be fully ourselves…

This is to the Alchemy of the Heart!
What’s the first step?

 

What does the chart of the ARIES New Moon look like?

AR NM 2017

As you see, SO much FIRE, esp. ARIES:
VENUS retro, SUN, MOON, URANUS, and MERCURY! Game changer energy.
Begin the Begin – or not even that: BE here, and show up for what emerges!

And of course, also lots of Planets in Cardinal signs:
ARIES, JUPITER retro in LIBRA, and PLUTO (soon retro, now stationary) in CAP!
Let’s take initiative!
And show up (ARIES), be right relationship (which always starts from within – JUPITER retro in LIBRA), and let life ‘repurpose’ our capacities, so that they can thrive optimally, sustain us, and help build the NEW (PLUTO in CAP). Leadership rocks.

 

marsinlibraOn that note of Cardinal T-square (AR – LI – CAP):
A very significant transit pairing happens next week, March 30.
JUPITER in LI, presently retro, will square PLUTO in CAP (which is stationary / going retro on Apr 20). The JUPITER – PLUTO square happens (in the 13-year JU – PLU cycle we’re in) for the second time, first was Nov 24, now March 30, and again on Aug 4. A crisis (square) that calls for dynamic action. The closing square from LI to CAP has also a CAP undertone.

It’s about taking leadership and being in the Power (PLU) of natural authority (CAP) when it comes to fairness, justice, culture, right relationship – so important (JUPITER) and timely (CAP). The pressure is on for you if you have planets in round 20° AR, CAN, LI, or CAP.
Of course it’s also a societal pressure-to-change. Power figures and structures don’t get away with practices that are unfair, unjust, unconstitutional.

 

As you see in the chart, SATURN is now stationary (will go retro on Apr 6) in late SAG – the Galactic Centre the Big Unknown and Unknowable, the ‘Black Hole Transformation’ we are going through, with ultimate trust. That’s where the inner Spiritual Guidance comes in, and is being tested.
We are initiated (SATURN) into moving from the Spiritual Heart that knows and guides us. We will be changed in the process, and can’t know what it ‘looks like on the other side’ (the Ego doesn’t like that).
The path through, or actually with, it is the Path of Heart.

 

 

And what’s the Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 7° 37′ AR?

“PHASE 8 (ARIES 8°): A LARGE WOMAN’S HAT WITH STREAMERS BLOWN BY AN EAST WIND.

Hat with Streamers

KEYNOTE: Protection and spiritual guidance in the development of consciousness.

This somewhat strange image can be understood if every stated feature in it is clearly analyzed without preconceptions. Here again we see a woman; but now her head is covered with a large hat – a protection against the forces of nature, i.e. cold and /or the penetrating rays of the sun. At this emotional-cultural level (Phases 6 through 10) the mental processes are still largely undeveloped) thus they need protection from the elemental forces of life. A too great openness to the Sky-energies and the “spiritual” level could lead to obsessions of one kind or another.

The symbolic image implies a rather strong wind, thus the activity of some more-than-material, and especially psychic, forces. These originated in the East, traditionally the seat of spiritualizing and creative-transforming influences. The woman’s hat has streamers, which enable it not only to respond to the wind but to indicate its source. In other words, the image symbolizes a stage of development of consciousness in which the nascent powers of the mind are both protected and influenced by energies of a spiritual origin. This suggests a probationary stage in the process of individualization. Under protective guidance a still most receptive person (a woman) is being influenced by spiritual forces.

This is a third stage symbol in which we see the first and second stages of this second five-fold sequence producing results which require PROTECTIVE FORMS (which is what a culture and ethical precepts provide) and SENSITIVITY to spiritual energies.”

 

Interesting phenomenon of being both protected and influenced by spiritual forces. An innocent stage of Being. The early (= double) ARIES New Moon is in Fire trine with LILITH in early SAG, with also an ARIES ‘undertone’. Life is an adventure. And when we move forward with natural trust we are often protected.

Wishing us all a safe and liberating journey, in any endeavour!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

 

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Spring Equinox March 20, 2017 :: Happy Astrological New Year!

18 Mar

We have a date with Spring:
The SUN enters ARIES this year on March 20 at 3:39 am PDT!

 

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It is the Astrological New Year (SUN enters ARIES)!

Happy New Year, Astrology Friends out there!

 

SPRING EQUINOX is the day of equal daylight and night hours, from which day onward the days are getting longer than the nights, in the Northern hemisphere – the reign of the SUN over the next 6 months until Fall Equinox.
It is one of the sacred Corner Stones of the natural yearly cycle
(with its two Equinoxes, and two Solstices).

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Celtic Wheel of the Year, with OSTARA / Spring Equinox, Beltane, Litha, Lughnassad, Mabon, Samhain, Yule, and Imbolc.

 

Easter (celebrated on the Sunday after the First Full Moon in Spring) was named after Ostara!
Yep, Easter is one of the few Christian festivals based on the Solunar calendar.
This year, the first Spring Full Moon will be on April 10, and April 16 will be Easter Sunday!

 

 

 

 

The spirit of Newness and Liberation is building, as the SUN enters ARIES, to approach URANUS (once a year!). Their encounter will be on Apr 13, shortly after the LIBRA – ARIES Full MOON on Apr 10.
And before that, on March 27, will be the First New Moon of the Astrological Year, with VENUS, SUN, MOON, URANUS, and MERCURY all in ARIES!
Quite the firecracker kickstarter, and breakthrough catalyst!

But patience please (I know, it’s hard for lightning fast ARIES), we’re not quite there yet! More about the ARIES NEW MOON in the next Astro~News dedicated specifically to that. Stay tuned.

 

Wanna take a peek at the SPRING EQUINOX 2017 chart?

Voila!

 

Spring Equinox 2017

 

A few things strike:

  • Very fiery indeed – fresh Spirit ignites us, and shows the Path.
  • SUN / VENUS retro (they unite, for a ‘New Venus’ on March 25!) / MERCURY, and also URANUS in ARIES – preparing for the ARIES New Moon!
    Get ready for major paradigm shifts and liberating renewal.
    Rather than being so oriented towards ‘them’ take the first step, find inner values, be pro-active, and attract with your free, authentic nature!
    Begin the Begin!
  • As the SUN has passed CHIRON, vulnerabilities and overwhelm can be let go of – Spring is stirring. Go ahead!
  • Exactly at the Equinox time will be also the monthly MOON / SATURN alignment in late SAG, the Galactic Centre / Centaur (where SATURN sits stationary, to go retro on Apr 6):
    Tap into true inner seeing and wisdom before (or as) you make outer moves.
    What is your authentic path?
  • The Cardinal T-square of Feb / March, with URANUS in ARIES – JUPITER retro in LIBRA – PLUTO in CAP continues, and one of the ‘legs’ of this sharp alignment pattern, JUPITER square PLUTO, will be for the 2nd time exact on March 30:
    SO many choices, and always new ones popping up like buds in Spring – choosing wisely to find true blue compatibility, go for quality, integrity, and longevity! What would the inner master / guru / avatar inspire you to?
  • MARS in TAURUS (March 9 – Apr 21) enhances our desire for a slow, steady, solid, grounded approach, and to relax and enjoy Spring with all our senses!
    So needed, with all the ARIES and Cardinal energy!
  • Well, one more tension configuration: LILITH in early SAG squares the Nodal axis (now fading):
    Where does our intrinsic freedom direct us? How does Self Awareness (North Node on the Sphinx Point) come in? Simply put: Knowing who you are and what works for you helps you let go of what’s overwhelming and chaotic, and be free to move ahead from the Heart, and from the inside-out.

 
As VENUS is retro (until Apr 15), JUPITER in VENUS ruled LIBRA is also retro (until June 9), and SATURN in SAG goes retro for Spring and early Summer (Apr 6 – Aug 25) (not mentioning – now I do – MERCURY retro (Apr 9 – May 3) on the AR – TAU ‘Settling Point’), I wouldn’t suggest entering significant new long-term commitments at this time, but rather find purpose in ‘unfinished’ / revisited, important, timely tasks from the heart, and come with a fresh approach. The inner preparation for new structures and ventures is supported, of course.


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May the Heart lead the way!
SEE you in Spring!

 

 

 

 

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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On March 19 – the day before Spring Equinox!

 

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Ready for Epiphanies?

5 Jan

Dynamic Start-UP energies are running strong today Jan 5 and tomorrow morning, Jan 6!
The first ARIES MOON 2017 – an Initiation Energy that we can easily tune into emotionally now – kicks the CAP SUN and PLUTO out of its ‘hibernation station’ –
WAKE UP, People!
HA – the Year of the Fire Rooster or Phoenix Bird is on the horizon too (starts on the day after the next New Moon, Jan 28).

 

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Phoenix

 

Today, the ARIES MOON ignites URANUS in ARIES:
Time to be open for Breakthroughs, and to give ourselves permission to Break Free from old, heavy, slow, conditioned consciousness, and into liberated initiatives.

 

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Prometheus bringing the Fire of the Gods to Humanity

 

And remember, 2017 is a ‘1’ Year – and it all starts with ARIES, and # 1 – the SELF. Nobody does it ‘for you’, and that’s a good thing.

Show up authentically, drop those old stories, and focus on your vision (SATURN in SAG loves you). Get started.
BE YOU!

With a liberated consciousness Epiphanies happen!

 

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And yep, Jan 6 is Epiphany in the Christian calendar – ‘Astrologers’ / Magi Day’ – time for all of us to See the Light, and Follow the Star!

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2017

 

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* Spring Equinox March 19 / 20, 2016: Happy Astrological New Year!

20 Mar

We have a date with Spring tonight:

The SUN enters ARIES this year today Sat March 19 at 9:33 pm PDT!
Sunday March 20 already for all of you on EDT and further East on Planet Earth!

 

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Into Spring – Photo by Melanie, Victoria BC, March 2016

 

It is the Astrological New Year (SUN enters ARIES)!

Happy New Year, Astrology friends out there!

 

SPRING EQUINOX is the day of equal daylight and night hours, from which day onward the days are getting longer than the nights, in the Northern hemisphere – the reign of the SUN over the next 6 months until Fall Equinox.
It is one of the sacred Corner Stones of the natural yearly cycle
(with its two Equinoxes, and two Solstices).

 

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Celtic Wheel of the Year, with OSTARA / Spring Equinox, Beltane, Litha, Lughnassad, Mabon, Samhain, Yule, and Imbolc.

 

Easter (celebrated on the Sunday after the First Full Moon in Spring) was named after Ostara! And yes, next Sunday, March 27, will be Easter Sunday!

 

The spirit of Newness and Liberation is building, as the SUN enters ARIES, to approach URANUS (their encounter will be on Apr 9, shortly after the ARIES NEW MOON on Apr 7.

By then, VENUS will be also in ARIES, in trine with MARS in SAG on Apr 12 – lots of fiery energy, and spirit-in-action!

But patience please, we’re not quite there yet.

Another Eclipse – the (Equinoctial) Full Moon / Penumbral LUNAR ECLIPSE in LI – AR awaits us on March 23, and the energy is building… More about that in the next Astro~News dedicated to the Lunar Eclipse. Stay tuned.

 

Wanna take a peek at the SPRING EQUINOX 2016 chart?

Voila!

Spring Equinox 2016

 

What strikes is… well, still very PISCEAN – ‘Spring in Becoming’, with

  • VENUS / NEPTUNE (exact tomorrow March 20 at 10:45 am PDT): A blissful union? Swept away? Lost in Love? Deluded and overwhelmed? Take matters of love and attraction ‘transpersonally’ :-), don’t get ‘hooked’, be unconditional and non-attached. A relaxed way of being connected. Let things come to you, and attract through good vibrations.
  • CHIRON / South Node is the apex of a YOD from LILITH in LIBRA and the MOON in LEO. CHIRON plus MERCURY in late PI nearby also oppose JUPITER / North Node in VIR: A lot of what was ‘washed up’ with the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE on March 8  gets further processed, expressed now, perhaps creatively and artistically, and released.

Let’s see what we’re inspired to create, with the PISCEAN Eclipse as a muse?!

A Medicine quest… (YOD to CHIRON).

 

JUPITER retro in VIR is about to square stationary SATURN in SAG on March 23, just before SATURN goes retro on March 25. This will be the second of 3 exact JUPITER – SATURN squares (happened in Aug 2015, and again on May 26, 2016)

A tension / creative pressure (square) in the socio-political-economical arena, as well as for one’s personal business / professional world (JUPITER – SATURN). How can we work with it most effectively and wisely? Here are some awareness questions to explore:

  • Whom and how do you serve? Where are opportunities to clear and bring ‘order into chaos’, and more awareness into your daily world (JUPITER in VIR)?
  • What are the blocks and challenges for trust, focus, and forward motion (SATURN in SAG), and what’s the teaching in all this? How about less is more? What’s the effect (SATURN) when you ‘aim’ from the Heart (SAG)?

Tap into true inner seeing and wisdom before (or as) you make outer moves (SATURN in SAG).

What needs to be integrated, to live in wholeness and intrinsic happiness (JUPITER in VIR)?

 

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Virgo, ruled by Mercury, painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

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Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter, painting by Johfra Bosschart

As SATURN on SAG goes retro in Spring and early Summer (until Aug 13), and JUPITER is also still retro until May 9, I wouldn’t suggest entering new long-term commitments at this time, but rather find purpose in ‘unfinished’ / revisited, important, timely tasks from the heart. The inner preparation for new structures and ventures is supported, of course.

And let’s treat ourselves and each other with gentleness. We are in the middle of ‘Eclipse season’, and a lot gets washed up and out.

May the Heart lead the way!

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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* AR – LI Harvest Full Moon and SuperMoon(!) / TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE, with LILITH on the Equinox Point (Sept 27 / 28) :: Radical Renewal in Right Relationship. Entering New Dimensions.

26 Sep

Radical Renewal in Right Relationship.

Entering New Dimensions.

Awakening and Ascension?

Balance Leads to Authentic Action.

 

September has been building up to a main Celestial Event 2015:
The SuperMoonTotal Lunar Eclipse on Sept 27 / 28.

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It will be also the Harvest Moon (closest Full Moon to Fall Equinox). The Full Moon will be exact just after Moonrise on the West Coast – see Astro chart below.
Some call it ‘Blood Moon’ – ecliptic red, not just orangey Harvest Moon. Definitely a sight to behold!

Here is a first very brief nice illustration, with a few interesting facts about the SuperMoon Total Lunar Eclipse Tetrad, and how rare it is.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/how-to-watch-sept-27-tota-lunar-eclipse-from-anywhere-in-the-world/57500/

 

What is a SuperMoon?

That’s the case when the Moon is closest to the Earth (also called: at its perigee), as it turns into a Full Moon.
Total eclipses of Super Full Moons are rare. According to NASA, they have only occurred 5 times in the 1900s – in 1910192819461964 and 1982. After the Sept 27 / 28 Total Lunar Eclipse, a SuperMoon eclipse will not happen again for another 18 years, until Oct 8, 2033. http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/facts-lunar-eclipse.html

The Full Eclipse starts from Victoria perspective at 7:11 pm PDT, and ends at 8:23 pm PDT. Good visualization here: http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/canada/victoria

The areas on the Earth where the Eclipse is visible, and where its path will be overhead tend to be more affected by the energy of the Eclipse, for the next months to come, and beyond. The path is quite wide, spanning the Americas, the Atlantic, Greenland, Arctic, Antarctic, Africa, and Europe. Can’t help thinking again of the UN Climate Conference in Paris end of Nov / early Dec http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en.

 
The rising SuperMoon looks larger and brighter, and the Total Lunar Eclipse adds to the picture! Lucky us, here on the West Coast, to be able to see the SuperMoon rise – A little pay-off though (ahh, with the Libran energy there’s gotta be give and take J ): From our perspective, the Eclipse will already have started when the Moon rises. Most importantly though: Let’s hope for clear skies – weather looks promising.

This is also the last Total Lunar Eclipse of FOUR in a row – a Tetrad.  Another rarity!

Remember? The first three eclipses of the Tetrad took place on Apr 15, 2014Oct 8, 2014 and on Apr 4, 2015.

In other words, all of these Total Lunar Eclipses happened in LI – AR, with the Totally Eclipsed Moon either in LI (Apr 15, 2014, and Apr 4, 2015) or in AR (Oct 8, 2014, and Sept 27 / 28, 2015).

Eclipses connect with the Lunar Nodes (they occur when the SUN and the MOON are lined up with the Lunar Nodes – you can see that in the Astro chart below), and it is striking that the Tetrad was completely contained in the 1 ½ year period of the South Node in AR, and the North Node in LI – from March 2014 until Oct 2015!

What’s the message re: the soon ending phase of the South Node in AR and the North Node in LI – since we’ve gotten it presented 4 times in a row, with TOTAL Lunar Eclipses!?
By the way, the Nodes travel backwards in the Zodiac – you might have wondered how come we are at the end of the AR – LI phase now as the Nodes are at the beginning of these signs.

Let’s see what the upcoming one – in completion mode – another ‘HARVEST MOON’ sense -, is showing us:

A strong early LIBRA incentive, via SUN, North Node, Lilith, and Mercury retro, approaching the SUN.
Any opposition, esp. a Full Moon (in all the 4 Tetrad Eclipses, including the upcoming one) has also a LIBRA undertone. Balance, consideration, reconciliation of ‘opposites’, best of both worlds are the themes.
The eclipsed South Node ARIES Full MOON, not far from URANUS shows what to ‘breathe out’ and release, and the LIBRAN ‘players’ show what to ‘breathe in’ while balancing the complementary sides:

:: Well considered choices, based on what’s a genuinely good match and synergy for who we naturally are (LILITH in LI) receive a boost.
:: Primal and stressful adrenaline rush inducing fight / flight reactions get a thumbs down, and are on the ‘outflow’ and being released now. Check out how much you have been in this place, often based on fear or scarcity or survival mode.
:: Time to embrace the invitation into partnership, synergy, win-win, balance (incl. balancing the inner Masculine and Feminine).
:: A balance, and best of AR / LI can look like: Authentic choices, being fully yourself while partnering up with who or what is a good match for you.

:: Showing up (AR) as a Warrior of Peace, Fairness, Justice (LI).
This Eclipse is very RELEVANT for everyone with SUN, MOON, AC, PLANETS in (esp. early) ARIES and / or LIBRA, but also in (esp. early) CANCER / CAP.

 

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LI / AR Renaissance seasonal Art contribution:
Vertumnus / Autumn (portrait of Emperor Rudolf II as the Roman god of metamorphoses…)
Most famous painting by Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527 – 1593)

PLUTO’s (the big transformer!) turnaround that just happened last night, Sept 24 / 25 is a huge catalyst for this Ecliptic liberating and re-balancing effect.

This month’s culmination of cathartic, catalytic energies through the Eclipse connects with a parallel time in Spring, as we had a Total Lunar Eclipse on April 4 – while PLUTO was about to go retro (on April 16). Now it’s also Harvest Time of this process.

An inner, preparatory process it’s been, with PLUTO retro since April (every year, by the way, over the last years, PLUTO goes retro in April and direct in Sept.).

In mid CAP where PLUTO presently sits – loosely squaring the Eclipse axis in AR – LI, we’ve been faced with what sustains and what doesn’t sustain our own life / survival (AR), and the survival of life forms incl. human life, on Planet Earth, and what is required to keep the Balance (LI).

Which of course means in personal, practical terms: Work / Lifestyle / Relationship / Wellness choices that bring or bring us out of balance. In collective terms, communities and countries, humanity as a whole is faced with choices – NOW (AR – LI).

Spiritually – influencing everything: Balance in the Equinoctial Still-Point, and in the inner Hub of the Wheel is what allows for radical liberation (URANUS in ARIES, approached by the MOON) and awake presence in the NOW.

In the meantime, low vibrational ARIES qualities that sap precious life energy (fight-flight, rushing, competitive and stress mode, me-first, egotism, survival mode, the war-zone of life, war itself) are being released with this Eclipse. Note: released, reads as: they do come out of the system.

The Emergence of and Awakening into a new Consciousness, some call it Ascension, is being birthed: AR SuperMOON / PLUTO / URANUS.

The ARIES MOON will square stationary PLUTO about 13 hrs after the Eclipse, on Sept 28 at 8:56 am PDT, and will connect with URANUS about 23 hrs after the Eclipse, on Sept 28 at 6:30 pm PDT.

The SABIAN SYMBOL for the Full Moon degree (4°40’ AR) says, very aptly:

5° ARIES 

Morpho rhetenor rhetenor MHNT

Morpho rhetenor rhetenor MHNT

“A TRIANGLE WITH WINGS.

Keynote: The Capacity for Self-Transcending.

This is the symbol of the desire to reach a higher level of existence, of pure aspiration or devotion, of bhakti. What has emerged in the first phase of the process of differentiation is becoming aware of the possibility of further up-reachings. The principle of ‘levitation’ is seen as one of the two essential factors in evolution. The emergent being glorifies and deifies it, but it is still only an ideal. At this stage, nevertheless, the whole being experiences a childlike longing for its eventual realization.

At this point the last and synthesizing stage of the first five-fold unit in the cyclic process is reached. A NEW DIMENSION of being is envisioned mobilizing creative endeavours.”

What a signature to activate our raw, childlike qualities (AR) of up reaching, innovate and create from a new dimensionality!

As we step into relationship (LI) with that born-NOW quality and become it (AR), we show up as we are, ‘naked’ and genuine.

SATURN in SAG in trine to the AR MOON supports the Self to inspire and ‘shoot from the heart’. SATURN’s sextile to the early LI stellium shows how this can be very synergistic and create authentic partnership.

 
The Full Moon will be exact on Sunday Sept 27 at 7:51 pm PDT – just after the maximum Total Lunar Eclipse, at 7:47 pm PDT.

Totality starts at 7:11 pm PDT  and ends at 8:23 pm PDT, from Victoria perspective, see: http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/canada/victoria

Here is the AR – LI FULL MOON chart (set up for Victoria BC, our ‘usual’ reference point), with the MOON / South Node in the 12th house (just risen), not far from URANUS, the SUN, LILITH, North Node, and MERCURY retro in LIBRA in the 6th house, and PLUTO sitting stationary (just out of retro, as of Sept 24) right overhead (from West Coast perspective) at Full Moon / height of Eclipse time, squared by MERCURY retro in LI.

 

AR - LI FM TLE 2015

What does deep, timeless, soulful (PLUTO) inner authority say to all this? Where is integrity as we meet the challenges of our time?

Beyond mind games (which MERCURY retro shows so well)… the mind can make a case for anything – watch and catch inner debates (MERCURY retro in LI).

The time is also near when MERCURY meets the SUN – Sept 30: The ‘Day of Enlightening Insight’, and ‘New Mercury’.
Mind meets Consciousness. An important RE-balancing effect: Spirit can be rather in the ‘driver’s seat’ again, rather than Mind running the show (Mercury retro is all about that).

The Eclipse also catalyzes the Enlightening Insight and ‘New Mercury’:
MERCURY Retro in LI meets the SUN on Sept 30

MERCURY goes direct again, on the Ecliptic North Node Point(!) on Oct 9

And isn’t it interesting that Mercury goes the furthest retro to and direct again from 0°55’ LI – that’s right at the first degree of LI where the North Node will be on the Eclipse! The ‘Perfect Balance’ Point again.

Honest to God/dess, I did not read the SABIAN SYMBOL for 1° LI (well, I had read it long time ago…. – the power of the unconscious mind?) before I chose an image for 5° AR – A Triangle with Wings, see above…

So here we go – takes it to another level yet:

1° LIBRA 

Morpho rhetenor rhetenor MHNT

Morpho rhetenor rhetenor MHNT

“IN A COLLECTION OF PERFECT SPECIMENS OF MANY BIOLOGICAL FORMS, A BUTTERFLY DISPLAYS THE BEAUTY OF ITS WINGS, ITS BODY IMPALED BY A FINE DART.

Keynote: The immortal archetypal reality that a perfect and dedicated life reveals.”

Here comes a very long, deep description – too much to transcribe at this point –

… The perfect butterfly thus represents the outcome of the process of discipleship symbolized by the sign of Virgo. From then on, a new process begins, that of collectivization; at the very core of that process the perfect form of Man must remain a standard of value if this process is to be valid and meaningful…”

May our journey with Mercury retro (and the North Node!) reveal more insights about this theme!

Many blessings for the HARVEST FULL MOON TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE!

On a practical note: Could you use a MERCURY RETRO Surviving & Thriving Kit, now as we’re right IN it?

Voila! From my ASTRO~NEWS Blog https://lichtsite.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/mercury-retro-sept-17-oct-9-getting-stormy-on-sept-9-surviving-thriving-kit/

ARIES to TAURUS Cusp NEW MOON 2015 – Let Newness Settle, and Listen to the Inner Voice.

18 Apr

Today April 18 at 11:57 am PDT:
ARIES to TAURUS Cusp (28º25′ AR) NEW MOON 2015 –

Let Newness Settle, and Listen to the Inner Voice.

Check out the New Moon chart for Victoria, with the ‘Creativity Point’ on the Cancer / Leo Cusp Rising (ruled by Moon / Sun – pointing right to the New Moon).
Grand Earth Trine is well needed….

AR NM 2015

That’s been a lot of activation (if not agitation), through an intensely wired and fired ARIES month 2015 which started with the Spring Equinox and DAY of the Total Solar Eclipse, March 20! It has catalysed much liberating renewal for the ARIES ‘parade’ of Sun, Moon, Mercury, and earlier also Venus and Mars, as all linked up sooner or later with Uranus in ARIES.
If you have any ARIES placement in your chart you couldn’t have missed it!

No wonder we need and thankfully will receive more grounding EARTH energy now, after so much Fire:
The SUN (on Monday April 20) and MOON (today at 2:31 pm PDT, 2 1/2 hrs after the New Moon) are moving into (Mercury and Mars are already IN) the settling quality of TAURUS.
PLUTO is now retrograde in CAPRICORN, to integrate the un-structuring changes on deep levels, for new yet ancient, timeless ways of life.
And LILITH in Virgo reminds us to be in our true Nature and Integrity that takes care of wellness and wholeness.

This NEW MOON in clearly an ARIES ‘ending’ (wait a minute: there is no such thing in nature, just integration, transformation, and transition) and bridging over into TAURUS.
A much more grounded and integrative energy is available this month. We are invited to s~l~o~w down and enjoy this precious embodiment on Planet Earth.

It is also EARTH DAY WEEK…. whoever invoked it must have some sense of Astrology, since April 22 is the 2nd day in Taurus, the 2nd sign of the Zodiac year.

Here is the Sabian Symbol for New Moon at 28º25′ AR:

29º ARIES:

“THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES.

Hubble Spiral Galaxy

Spiral Galaxy – Photo credit: NASA (Hubble Space Telescope)

Keynote: Attunement to cosmic order.

At the fourth stage of a five-fold sequence a technique is often presented. It is based on the experiences implied in the preceding symbols. In this case, what the individual who has entered into a new realm of possibilities of action should learn is the harmonic principles operating in this realm. The music of the spheres is the celestial embodiment of principles of polyphonic interplay. The individual advancing ‘on the Path’ should seek to understand and realize his place in the vast scheme of human evolution, in the immense chord of the harmony of the universe.

The message to the seeker for meaning which is implied in this symbol is to LISTEN TO THE INNER VOICE; to listen without personalizing this voice in a glamour producing manner. It is the Voice of the Whole, of which one begins to realize that one is a tiny little part – yet a significant part, for every note of the universal chord has its place and its ineradicable meaning.”

Ahhh….!

That expands the Libran Ecliptic Incentive into the BIG picture of Harmony.

Pluto retro in Capricorn speaks of the inner evolutionary Ascension to new dimensions of consciousness – which naturally transforms the status quo experience from the inside out.

And Saturn presently retro in early Sag in frine with the New Moon is also about listening to Inner Guidance and authority from within, on this Journey called Life.

A beautiful contribution to the purifying & unifying effect of chanting: The Gayatri mantra made visible – via Cymatics – chanted by Deva Premal.

Music of the Spheres… be inspired!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTjiWYPPe9A