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VENUS enters LEO (July 27 – Aug 21): Love Yourself & Show Your Love!

16 Jul

Boom – here comes the not-to-be-missed Summer Glory of VENUS in LEO!

Quite the fiery end-of-July week – no boredom:

  • The SUN enters its glow-rious LEO domain on July 22 – Bring on the Summer heat!
  • MARS in fiery LEO goes into Fire Trine with JUPITER retro / stationary in SAG, on July 25 – Lots of energy for passion and adventure – caramba!
  • And: Lady VENUS enters the LEO domain on July 27 – meowy roarrr!

Celebrate, Let your Hair down, Show your Mane, and most of all: 
Live Life Lovingly!

 

What’d got to show us?
Your LEOnine side will be quite the radiant magnet these weeks!

Don’t be shy, SHINE!

Show Time, Glow & Glamour Time… and foremost: Show your LOVE!

 

Rather than… being in the low vibrationall compensations of: being too self enamored, narcissistic, a high maintenance / spoiled brat / diva (the shadow sides of LEO that everyone else BUT the LEO sees, hilarious actually…).

VENUS will be in LEO until Aug 21, adding to the Summer Radiance, and a good balance to the otherwise quite retro & introspective Summer (Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto are all already / soon retro). 

 

What’s ‘she’ up to, during her ‘cat walk’?
Whom / which other Archetypes does ‘she’ go into contact with, sizzlingly so, while in LEO?

 

JULY 27
VENUS enters LEO (until Aug 21).
Warm Summer Radiance from the Heart Attracts!

 

JULY 31
The almost-New MOON (6 1/2 hrs before the New Moon) in LEO meets VENUS ‘Morning Star’.
Sweet and sparkling Celebration of Life & Love.

 

AUG 1
VENUS in Fire Trine with CHIRON retro in AR.
A New Love?
A fresh way of being authentically present from the inside-out (CHIRON retro in ARIES), self-loving / life-loving (VENUS in LEO), naturally brilliant and magnetic.

 

AUG 2
VENUS square URANUS in TAU.
No room for old sticky attachments.
Set yourself free, and love yourself. Set your Heart on Fire!

 

AUG 8
VENUS in Fire Trine with JUPITER retro / stationary in SAG.
Go all out, and radiate generously. What a time to en-joy Life and be on a Summer adventure!
Yet you know it’s all a reflection of Self Love.

 

AUG 9
VENUS quincunx SATURN retro / the South Node in CAP.
Can you be done with working so hard to be acknowledged and loved, and start with a healthy dose of Self Love? It’s your life. Live the Love!
The radiant, creative, loving Divine Feminine and Inner Goddess attracts without needing to prove anything!

 

AUG 11 
VENUS quincunx with (‘her’ higher octave) NEPTUNE retro in PI:
A Love Affair with the Universe. Don’t take things too purrrsonally. Love is letting go, and letting BE. Tune into the Divine Feminine & Universal Love.

 

AUG 13
VENUS meets the SUN in LEO, and goes quincunx PLUTO retro in CAP:
Dedicate your Love to the Well-Being of All. Find Soul Love that never gets old, and isn’t even time-bound. You are the One Love. Yours to radiate.

 

AUG 21
VENUS crosses over the ‘Sphinx Point’ into VIR (there until Sept 14):
From the Queen to the Priestess. Bringing our Love into Service and Alignment.

 

 

VENUS in LEO attracts and magnetizes what relates to Self Expression. 
Which you can access most easily via the area of life related to LEO in your chart:

 

1st House:
How you show up. Show your Colours and BE Yourself!
You attract reflections of your radiant Nature.

2nd House:
What you have and value – Your creativity, warmth and confidence are attractive gifts!

3rd House:
Your environment – Your Pride is nearby!

4th House:
Your home – The Heart and Inner Child call you Home!

5th House:
Your creativity – You’re the HEART-ist!

6th House:
Your work and health – Being in good shape and creative is a good health insurance, and good for your business too.

7th House:
Your significant others – Artists and actors? Narcissists? Big kids? Truly creative and naturally confident ones? Check out what types of people you attract.

8th House:
Your deep involvement and transformations – perhaps from emotional attachment into pure Love?

9th House:
Your travels and worldviews – Travel in style – or ‘simply’ where you can play and have fun! Learn about the nature of Self.

10th House:
Your calling and purpose – is Love & Being Loved!

11th House:
Your community – Not afraid to show themselves.

12th House:
Your oneness with ALL – the Real Love of he Self-in-All

 

This is to a Heart-fully passionate and creative month with VENUS in LEO!
En-JOY!

 

Check out the Astro Experiences & Creations in the next while – cooked up with Love: 

  • Astro~Archetypes Summer Immersion, starts AUG 1, right after the LEO New Moon!
  • Medicine Horses & Astrology Gathering @ Chiron Medicine Horses in Coombs BC in early / mid August, date tbc – stay tuned for a FB event page. Here’s a link to the one from last year.
  • EmBody Astrology in Nature wants to be created and shared again in August. Here’s a link to the recent meeting on July 11 as a model.
  • Jupiter Journaling Journey, planned for August / Sept too –
    I keep you posted on my FB page.

You’re welcome to join us!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your Inner ‘COSMIC COMPASS’.

My Invitation

Would you like to tune into the astrological transits of the Summer, in your own chart and life?
Come on over in Victoria / come on in online via zoom to a customized Astro session.
If your birthday is coming up you get 10% discount in your bday week.
An Astro birthday session is a great self-gifting that many clients treat themselves to.

Maybe it’s time to fully benefit from a 3- or 5- sessions coaching sequence?
Very much apropos SATURN / PLUTO in CAP – assisting you to bring out Your Best through transformation, and ‘uplevelling’ of your experience and expression.

Just email me (licht@islandnet.com) if you’d like to discuss options.

 

August is the anniversary month of the start of my Astrology practice in 2000 – 19 years ago!
Celebrating with you with the annual Client Appreciation Month Offer – the longer you’ve been my client the higher the discount – from 11 – 33% – for private sessions. Come on over, for a tune-up!

 

Please find upcoming Astrology workshops, classes, Parlours, EmBody Astrology (again in August) where we express & emBody freely what shows up, as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. videos, on my FB Page:

Astrology for Self Realization.
Welcome!

 

 

 

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Eclipse Full MOON in CAP – CAN, with VEGA & SIRIUS (July 16 / 17): Transforming the Old – Being ONE Love!

15 Jul

Dear Star Being,

Feeling her in you?

What a Lunar Infusion coming up and already extending her effects for a while – over Spring and early Summer:

The Full MOON in CAP – CANCER tomorrow (2:38 pm PDT) will be a Partial Lunar Eclipse (not visible in the Americas but in effect everywhere on Planet Earth) AND also close to SATURN, PLUTO, and: VEGA the Harp Star – associated with Orpheus!

Here’s some beautiful mythology about VEGA.

It’s a Release Eclipse though…
Sounds like old Love Stories of loss, separation, and fear / control are ripe now to go through the ‘Underworld’ of PLUTO, to be transformed into shining our pure SoUlar Light from within.
We are the ONE Love! 

 

What does the Eclipse FULL MOON evoke?

BALANCE is a key theme, since it’s an opposition.
The Full Moon is the ‘Mother of Oppositions’, calling for balance & integration.
And this one comes with SO many other Planetary Archetypes, Nodes and the Stars VEGA & SIRIUS, all on the CANCER – CAPRICORN opposition axis.

The height of the Eclipse (which you can watch via the Time & Date telescopes if you can’t see the Red Moon directly) will be at 2:30 pm PDT tomorrow July 16.
The FULL MOON will be exact just 8 min later, at 2:38 pm PDT.

Take a look at the Star Map aka chart of the Eclipse:

 


The CANCER – CAPRICORN axis is very dominant in the Astro ‘Field’ – and lots of heavenly bodies are all wrapping around the Nodal Axis in CAP (Lunar South Node) – CAN (Lunar North Node). 

 

  • The Lunar North Node is with VENUS (their yearly union is on July 17), and the SUN in CANCER, close to SIRIUS – plus even MERCURY retro will sneak back into CANCER, on July 19.

 

  • And the Lunar South Node in CAP connects this Spring / Summer with SATURN retro which is this year close to VEGA , and with PLUTO retro close-by (SATURN / PLUTO have been stationary and travelling near each other all Spring. In the Summer their ‘lock’ is loosening. Their exact union will be Jan 12, 2020 – only every about 38-years! Now that already looks quite heavy, rocky, unmoving. Buuuut…
    SATURN – PLUTO constitute together a cycle of societal structural breakdown, purging of the shadow, and rebuilding from the core / basics. Their last unions were in 1947 in LEO and 1982 in late LIBRA.
    The present one 2019 / 2020 in late CAP also approaches PLUTO in the U.S. Independence chart. The U.S. will have their first PLUTO Return(!!!) since 1776 in the years 2020 – 2023. Full circle from establishing a new nation while breaking away from the British Empire (Britain is ruled by CAP, can’t you tell?)… The American Empire is revealing its shadows – to transform. We, the People….?
    The FULL MOON – partially eclipsed by the Earth Shadow – will be next to PLUTO retro in late CAP. The MOON / PLUTO union will be tomorrow July 16 at 10:16 am PDT, only about 4 hrs before the Eclipse / Full MOON at 2:30 / 2:38 pm PDT!

 

As Eclipses always do, this Partial Lunar Eclipse Full Moon accentuates the Karmic Nodes.
Which are since Nov 2018 until June 2020 in CAP (South Node, releasing of its Shadow) – Let the Old Empire Expire – esp. since the
 Partial Solar Release Eclipse in CAP on Jan 5 – CANCER (North Node – embracing its Light) – Finding Home, and, with the Total Solar ‘Seed’ Eclipse in CAN next to Sirius on July 2: Initiation into Liberation.

The Nodes in the CAP – CAN: Because we Care…

 

The exact SoLunar polarity from Earth perspective is calling for Balance & Integration.

And, there’s significance to the fact that the Earth is casting a Shadow on the Moon.

BALANCE of what?

The CAP – CAN axis is about safety and security issues.
To tending to feelings and needs (CAN), while getting along with less, and working with resources in a timely manner (CAP).

How can we create a balanced relationship between these apparently opposing orientations?

  • CAN:
    Gentleness, compassion, nurturing our own and others’ needs, family, tribe, finding belonging, going with rhythms and cycles, protecting Nature and our loved and little ones with loving care.
  • CAP:
    Being mature and in integrity, taking on leadership / leading by example, working with priorities, resiliently, respectfully, using time and resources well.

 

The two sides of the equation don’t have to be a dilemma but can synergistically cooperate.

SATURN in CAP asks us to take responsibility for our part in humanity whose greedy power (PLUTO) and control / authority (SATURN) structures have been exploiting and abusing Mother Earth (shadow of CAP) and her human, animal, and plant Beings that need protection and care (CANCER).
To have boundaries, disengage from this shadow wherever we can, and to Be the Change and the Ones (of the more and more) who Care. What matters is consistency and leading by example, rather than judging and blaming. Makes us feel better and more empowered too…

‘Just’ resisting and blaming external authority and power structures (SATURN / PLUTO) is not the way forward. It still feeds their energy field by giving them attention, acknowledges them energetically, and basically responds / reacts in an adolescent manner (SATURN retro).
How about taking responsibility, claiming self-authority (SATURN retro), and ‘outgrowing’ them, by co-building new and better, more compassionate and humane structures that take care of needs more directly and on an equal level, rather than the old fossilized top-down institutionalized world?!

 

 

How can the Full MOON / PLE highlighting the CAP – CANCER axis affect and inspire you personally?

  • Where / in what ways can you receive nurturing, satisfaction, and reward from being creative and resourceful and through working with what’s already available to you (CAP), rather than buying from / into the system that makes it convenient to consume (and promises status a la CAP) – but at what price?! 
    Here’s to ‘grass roots’ gardening, cooking, and to (re-?)learning / applying traditional home / building / repair skills!
    Let’s consume less.
    And have more time to play & create more!
  • Where-else can we respond to what’s sold to us by: “Thank you, I (already) got this.”, and be content with less? A la Refuse – Reuse – Repurpose – Recycle
  • Which wasteful (time, energy, resources) habits can we get out of, and establish higher vibrational ones that are more deeply satisfying?
  • How can we take more time doing what we’re best at?
  • Play and creative fun beat the heavy CAP vibes of ‘no time for that’…
    Maybe ‘even’ shifting the conditioned paradigm (SATURN in CAP) to: Play first, work later.
    Works great for me these days / months since the Nodes are in CAP – CAN.
    Play puts me in an inspired and relaxed work mode, plus I get to see that ‘work’ and clients come to me not because I work so hard but because they love me and love what I offer, and how it affects them. And everything works so much more smoothly – and playfully – with resonance and connection 🙂

 

If your birthday is between July 10 and 20, or your MOON, AC, or Planets are in late CANCER, CAPRICORN yet also late ARIES and LIBRA, here are some questions to inquire, or do a ceremony around: 

  • How can your needs be met, and your life be sustainable, in the context of the structures you are living in? 
  • Do you need to make foundational changes? In the areas of life relating to (esp.) CAP / (yet also) CANCER in your chart (Houses)?
  • Do you need to downsize, to drop excess ‘weight’ (incl the weight of responsibility to manage what you got) and make life simpler, and have all that you need – plus more time?!
  • Is the structure / the system you have been in changing?
  • What would be the smartest way of resourcefully adapting (late CAP has VIRGO undertone) that nurtures you, resonates with you and puts you at ease (late CANCER has PISCES undertone)?

 

CANCER – CAPRICORN is the axis of Family / Tribe and Elders / Leaders.

  • How can important themes round home, family, belonging, safety, emotional needs, and on the other hand (is it a dilemma?) long term building of sustaining structures, responsibly working with time and resources, self-sustainability, and ‘s-aging well’ be reconciled?
  • In a time where nuclear and extended families in the traditional sense seem to lose their cohesiveness (or will there be a renaissance?) – what’s your world of home and family transforming into? Where and what is your family and home, in essence? Where is your tribe?
  • Who are the Elders and leaders you turn to for guidance? Who are your Spirit Elders? Your inner Elder might be waiting to connect with you.

 

I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing Light of your own Being ~ Hafiz

The SUN in CANCER, activated by the Total Solar Eclipse ‘light switch’ on July 2 is about Liberation with Love (SIRIUS – VENUS) – to radiate from our self-nurturing Light which IS our Home.

Leading by example (SATURN in CAP) – with our radiant Beingness we can inspire and ‘give permission’ to others to do / BE that too.

 

Which other Planetary Archetypes are in the Cosmic ‘Field’ / ‘Weather’?

JUPITER retro in its most natural expression of SAG this year makes it easier to access heart-full inspiration, to see how love & gratitude elevate vibrations, and to have trust in the abundant Universe – while SATURN in CAP notoriously gravitates to seriousness & scarcity.
So – find the YES of your Heart Path, with JUPITER in SAG!
Let go of anything sticky you got hooked on, and connect in the ONE – says JUPITER triple-square with NEPTUNE in PISCES this year (was Jan and June, again Sept 21).
Move forward with confidence and lovingly a la MARS in LEO trine JUPITER in SAG (exact July 25).

CHIRON in early ARIES is this month a stationary focus as the Centaur Archetype went retro on July 8 (until Dec 12). Calling us to heal old / early wounds, and find the Inner Medicine of being authentic.
CHIRON gets a boost from MERCURY retro / MARS in early LEO these days – Roar, and express who you are!
Not based on old stories but naturally-so in the NOW.

URANUS in early TAU is just coming out of a square from MERCURY retro / MARS in early LEO (first half of July) – maybe impulsive roaring recently (was it a territorial / ownership thing?) didn’t get you what you / your ego wanted. Back on the board of life’s game to find love, attention and affection from within first… When MERCURY post-retro in LEO squares URANUS again on Aug 16 we all hopefully came through a lot mentally, to get to a really expressing from embodied freedom and and natural radiance.

 

Wishing you from my Heart a soulful and regenerative Partial Lunar Eclipse Full Moon!

 

Check out the Astro Experiences & Creations in the next while – cooked up with Love: 

  • Astro~Archetypes Summer Immersion, starts AUG 1, right after the LEO New Moon!
  • Medicine Horses & Astrology Gathering @ Chiron Medicine Horses in Coombs BC in early / mid August, date tbc – stay tuned for a FB event page. Here’s a link to the one from last year.
  • EmBody Astrology in Nature wants to be created and shared again in August. Here’s a link to the recent meeting on July 11 as a model.
  • Jupiter Journaling Journey, planned for August / Sept too –
    I keep you posted on my FB page.

You’re welcome to join us!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

AstroLogo

 

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your Inner ‘COSMIC COMPASS’.

My Invitation

Would you like to tune into the astrological transits of the Summer, in your own chart and life?
Come on over in Victoria / come on in online via zoom to a customized Astro session.
If your birthday is coming up you get 10% discount in your bday week.
An Astro birthday session is a great self-gifting that many clients treat themselves to.

Maybe it’s time to fully benefit from a 3- or 5- sessions coaching sequence?
Very much apropos SATURN / PLUTO in CAP – assisting you to bring out Your Best through transformation, and ‘uplevelling’ of your experience and expression.

Just email me (licht@islandnet.com) if you’d like to discuss options.

 

August is the anniversary month of the start of my Astrology practice in 2000 – 19 years ago!
Celebrating with you with the annual Client Appreciation Month Offer – the longer you’ve been my client the higher the discount – from 11 – 33% – for private sessions. Come on over, for a tune-up!

 

Please find upcoming Astrology workshops, classes, Parlours, EmBody Astrology (again in August) where we express & emBody freely what shows up, as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. videos, on my FB Page:

Astrology for Self Realization.
Welcome!

 

CHIRON goes retro in early ARIES (July 8 – Dec 12) – Healing through Inner Medicine and Authenticity

7 Jul

Can you feel it?
It’s a CHIRON-ic week and month, dear Astro~News Reader!

Quick flash-back for context:
After some back-and-forth last year, CHIRON crossed over the Spring Equinox a.k.a. ‘Emergence’ Point on FEB 18, to ‘Come Alive’ in ARIES.
Here’s a link to the blog post for CHIRON’s entry into ARIES – The Medicine of Being Authentically YOU.
CHIRON in ARIES connects us with the Medicine of being authentic!
And in Society, we see brave Young Warriors showing up for their Future, showing us:
The Time to act is NOW.

 

Howzit going thus far, with CHIRON in ARIES?

Here are some themes you might recognize, esp. if YOU have early ARIES SUN / MOON / AC, or Planets – or even CHIRON (born 1968 / 69):

  • All is fresh, raw, and NEW in ARIES.
  • Doing something for the first time – setting a precedent for yourself – try it on!
  • Even if you don’t have partners or allies, going ahead by yourself anyway can be healing.
  • Being in a New World.
  • Finding the Medicine of being Authentically YOU!
  • Emerging from the Collective Consciousness.
  • Taking Initiative.

Which all can be scary, and / or hugely liberating.

 

CHIRON the Centaur turned Warrior

CHIRON brings up ‘wounds’ and awkwardness, and we feel like an outsider – in ARIES when we show up or stand up for ourselves, and for what matters to us.

It might be also awkward if we didn’t have role models, or their teachings don’t apply to THIS. 

Yet, what the heck? says ARIES, It’s my life, this is ME.
Early ARIES is a Warrior / Survivor.
All about the NOW.

That’s what ARIES is all about: NOW THIS!
Alive, alert, letting life force emerge in every moment. 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, not in a long time, or don’t have a ‘model’ or comparison for. If it ‘doesn’t work’ try something else (ARIES doesn’t mind starting anew). The essence of being innovative.
Anger (an ARIES expression) can be your vulnerability (incl. passive-aggressive modes if anger isn’t / wasn’t ok) yet also guide you to your Medicine.
MARS, the ruler of ARIES now in brave and self-loving LEO (since July 1), and in the first half of July close to MERCURY (which is retro since today July 7) can help with bravely facing old anger (maybe where there hasn’t been enough self love).

Those of you born with CHIRON in ARIES (Apr – Oct 1968, and Feb 1969 – March 1977) know a bit (or a lot) about the CHIRONic side described above…
For you, round age 50 CHIRON will make its Return, and your ‘original wound / Medicine’ comes full circle.
All of us (independent of age) esp. if we have SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in early ARIES (or triggered by it, in LIBRA, CAN or CAP) we’ll get a CHIRON ‘kick’ too, to step forward, authentically as we are, esp. in the area of life related to our ARIES House in the chart:

ARIES in your…

1st House:
How You show up –
BE Yourself.

2nd House:
What you have and Value –
Innovation, Originality, Courage to go ahead.

3rd House:
Your Environment –
Dynamic, never boring, assertive?

4th House:
Your Home –
Ever new, and ‘on the go’.

5th House:
Your Creativity –
You’re a Pioneer? – Try yourself out in a new way.

6th House:
Your Work and Health –
Assert Yourself in a healthy way. Do your own thing.

7th House:
Your Significant Others –
Do you attract dynamic, assertive, aggressive People? What does that say about you? Where is now the Medicine in relationships?

8th House:
Your deep Involvement and Transformations –
Be the Hero in this.

9th House:
Your Travels and Worldviews –
You go, Grrrl / Man!

10th House:
Your Calling and Purpose –
Autonomy and Newness

11th House:
Your Community –
Warriors and Individualists

12th House:
Your Oneness with ALL –
Always in the NOW.

 

With CHIRON now going retro (each year for 5 months, nowadays July – Dec) we’re called to go backward to trace early wounds (ARIES relates to the beginning of Life – even literally Baby state) that we might have internalized. 
And to find the Medicine that meets those wounds.

Examples:

  • Feeling left alone – being all by yourself.
  • Needing to assert yourself to be noticed.
  • Being in an aggressive-stressful environment – possibly experienced by the baby like a ‘war zone’.
  • Being with a family / parent who’s all new to parenting and ‘makes it up as s/he goes’ – which can of course be stressful for the baby.

This is the month (also with MERCURY now retro and going back into caring CANCER) to meet and dialogue with the ‘early YOU’ with compassion, checking in how his / her Start in Life has caused wounds that still inform his / her present stage, what is needed to heal those wounds, and how ‘walking with the wounds’ have brought Medicine for yourself and for others.

Susan Boulet – Shaman

What I’m also learning is that CHIRON in ARIES, esp. in its retro movement, has to do with Healing early stages in Humanity that created the seed of what needs to change now.
As well as re-connecting with the Medicine of earlier phases in History, as in: Ancient / early Shamans.

How does that resonate in you?

 

Many Blessings for the Medicine of / in YOU!

 

Check out the Astro Experiences & Creations in the next while – all good Medicine: 

You’re welcome to join us!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

AstroLogo

 

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your Inner ‘COSMIC COMPASS’.

My Invitation

Would you like to tune into the astrological transits of the Summer, in your own chart and life?
Come on over in Victoria / come on in online via zoom to a customized Astro session.
If your birthday is coming up you get 10% discount in your bday week.
An Astro birthday session is a great self-gifting that many clients treat themselves to.

Maybe it’s time to fully benefit from a 3- or 5- sessions coaching sequence?
Just email me (licht@islandnet.com) if you’d like to discuss options.

Please find upcoming Astrology workshops, classes, Parlours, EmBody Astrology on July 11  where we express & emBody freely what shows up (authenticity Medicine – no acting!), as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. videos, on my FB Page:

Astrology for Self Realization.
Welcome!

 

 

VENUS in CANCER (July 3 – 27): Loving Gentleness and Care

2 Jul

Dear Cosmic Souls,

Ahhh – a soothing balance to the sharp MARS – URANUS energy that’s kicking in next week, esp. round July 11:

The GEMINI – CANCER Cusp – a Fairie vibe

Tomorrow July 3, VENUS will move into sweet CANCER (where the LOVE Goddess will dwell until July 27):
Show your love through gentleness and care. And if your feelings change like the tides dance with it.

Literally being by and IN the Water is a big draw now. It can help relax and ‘smooth’ us out, after sooo much Eclipse stir-up, plus re: the MARS – URANUS thrill that’s kicking in next week.
With the airy fairy VENUS in GEMINI energy since June 8 we enjoyed buzzing around, interested in many things (maybe tooo many, and being overwhelmed, as VENUS square NEPTUNE in PI and opp. JUPITER in SAG round June 23 / 24 could have shown.

Now, as VENUS enters CANCER, we might go 2 steps forward (“yes, I’m attracted to that”), 1 step back (“let me check in how I really feel about it”), or even 2 steps back, and back off altogether from ‘ideas’ that sounded good and were attractive, under VENUS in MERCURY ruled GEMINI.

And, hey:
Home is where the Heart is – ever so true and important, under VENUS in CANCER!
Esp. the CANCERian sides in us might feel drawn to home and family, and to every being and place that makes us feel like we belong.

Plus, our Planetary / AC / MC / Nodal energies in CANCER will be more magnetic and attractive this month too.

 

So let’s take it easy and gentle, and get a felt sense of her ‘Planet Dates’ this month.
They’
re most ‘UP’ between July 16 – 18, round the Full MOON / PLE. 

 

JULY 3
VENUS enters CANCER

 

JULY 8
Not even one week ‘at home’ in CANCER, VENUS goes into sextile with URANUS freshly in TAU, and into square with CHIRON freshly in ARIES – while CHIRON goes retro that day too.
What kind of tribe / family is this?
Supportive of freedom and non-clingy / non-possessive vibes.
Even though it can be awkward, raw and vulnerable to connect with our feelings authentically Healing comes from it.

 

JULY 16 – Day of the Full MOON / PLE
VENUS connects with SIRIUS & the North Node in CANCER, and goes into quincunx with JUPITER retro in SAG, and opposite VEGA / SATURN retro / the South Node in CAP.
A dilemma between our sensitivity in relationships (which likely goes back to early childhood / family dynamics), and the need to step up to the occasion – perhaps set boundaries, and in general show up with self respect?
Instead of retreating into the safe shell and giving in to fear based behaviour (“What do they say?” “Will they reject / punish me? / exile me from the tribe?”), let’s take care of our needs and find freedom in this. Let’s be open to others about our feelings, while being the mature grown-up, and do what’s required. Plus, the ‘Old Empire’ is on the way out anyway….

 

JULY 18
VENUS in Water Trine with ‘her higher octave’ NEPTUNE retro in PISCES.
Gentleness and flow allows to connect and to release – with Love. Be like the Ocean.

 

JULY 21 – last day of CANCER 2019, and the M-r half-way point aka ‘Day of Enlightening Insight’
VENUS opposes PLUTO retro in CAP.
You might feel in an all-or-nothing mode, esp. in relationships that meet your core – and shadow.
Or maybe something needs to change, and return to what matters most – and to the Heart & Soul?

 

JULY 24
MERCURY retro in late CANCER as ‘The New MERCURY’ meets VENUS.
Connect and speak from your Heart & Consciousness – a Meeting in the Love.

 

JULY 27 (- Aug 21)
VENUS enters LEO.
Show your Colours and your Love.

 

 

 

VENUS in CANCER attracts and magnetizes what relates to a sense of / need for Belonging. 
Which you can access most easily via the area of life related to CANCER in your chart:

 

1st House:
How you show up. Care for, belong to, and BE Yourself!
You attract reflections of your caring Nature.

2nd House:
What you have and value – Your gentleness & compassion is a gift that’s attractive!

3rd House:
Your environment – Your Tribe is nearby!

4th House:
Your home – The Heart calls you Home!

5th House:
Your creativity – You’re the HEART-ist!

6th House:
Your work and health – A warm & caring Nature is a good health insurance, and good for your business too 🙂

7th House:
Your significant others – they can be like Family! Check out what types of people you attract.

8th House:
Your deep involvement and transformations – perhaps from emotional attachment into pure Love?

9th House:
Your travels and worldviews – Travel with ‘your house on your back’ – you prob feel at home where your Heart is and where you’re warmly welcomed!

10th House:
Your calling and purpose – is Love & Care!

11th House:
Your community – A Tribe of like-spirited Ones.

12th House:
Your oneness with ALL – the ‘Real Home’…

 

 

Check out the Astro Experiences & Creations in the next while: 

You’re welcome to join us!

 

Much Love for the Venusian Infusion – let’s be nurtured by and in the Water!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Total SoUlar Eclipse in CANCER with Sirius (July 2) – Initiation into Liberation!

2 Jul

Dear Star Beings in Human Form,
Let’s welcome the SUN SIRIUS Days of the Year!

Did you know that from Earth perspective early July every year the SUN in mid CANCER lines up with SIRIUS, the beautiful bright ‘Dog Star’?

The SUN meets SIRIUS (‘located’ between 14 and 15° CAN) round July 5 – 7. This year – today! – even as a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE (its path goes over South America, esp. Chile & Argentina)!

Interesting that Canada, the U.S., and France all celebrate their ‘birthdays’ nowadays… July 1, 4, and 14.
Liberation is an important theme with SIRIUS.

Wishing us all Sirian downloads for deep liberation from old conditionings and restrictions that don’t serve us anymore!

SIRIUS is such a majestic blue / multicoloured star…!

Some of us had the privilege to view SIRIUS via my friend Stephen’s telescope a few winters ago, when it was visible in the night sky.
Quite the download and connection for me.

 

Sirius

‘Blue Star’ Sirius

 

Presently, SIRIUS is from Earth perspective next to the SUN / invisible in the sky which Ancient Egyptians considered the ’70 days in the Underworld’.

As the SUN ‘moves’ further in the Zodiac, from CANCER to mid-LEO, SIRIUS will rise again in the morning before Sunrise, calculated for 08 / 08 – the time of the Egyptian New Year, with the flooding of the Nile.
We’re also in the SIRIUS ‘Dog Days of Summer’ between now and then…

Here are more SIRIUS star lore stories, and descriptions of the astrological influence of SIRIUS, and themes of conjunction between SIRIUS (in mid CANCER) with SUN, MOON, and Planets – check it out: Do you have anything in your birth chart in mid CANCER? That’d be close to SIRIUS.

 

The TOTAL SOLAR ‘SEED’ ECLIPSE at 10°37′ CAN today July 2 activates SIRIUS – what a ‘Powerhouse’!
And at the Partial LUNAR ECLIPSE on July 16 the MOON in CAP will be with PLUTO, and close to SATURN and Vega, and the SUN with VENUS and SIRIUS!

 

Here’s the TSE SIRIUS Eclipse chart: 

 

Uhhh – what a strong activation of the CANCER – CAPRICORN axis – which we’ll see again at the Full Moon / Partial LUNAR ECLIPSE on July 16 – via SUN / MOON / Planets, wrapping around karmic Nodes!

Yes, when Full Moons / New Moons happen in the ‘seasons’ of the Nodal signs – 2019 in CAP – CAN – we get Eclipses.
The TSE ‘Seed’ Eclipse today July 2 in CAN with the Lunar North Node & SIRIUS “Initiation into Liberation” is the complementary one to the PSE / ‘Release’ Eclipse on Jan 5 / 6 in CAP with the Lunar South Node (“Let the Old Empire Expire”).

SATURN & PLUTO this year almost united, and wrapping round the SN this Spring / early Summer (their exact union is scheduled for Jan 12, 2020!) make sure we can’t miss where the ‘Old Empire’ sits and has destructive effects that have to transform – in society (esp. via irresponsible and destructive exploitation of the Earth’s resources, climate crisis, disregard of the concerns of the Next Seven Generations – see Fridays for Future Movement) and in our own private & inner lives – where is your ‘Old Empire’?!

The TSE ‘Seed’ Eclipse brings relief and a new approach:
Rather than bumping up against power / authority structures we say NO to, with low CAP vibrations of judgment, resistance and frustration, we’re invited to start with a liberating approach of going where compassion,,love, care and gentleness invites us in – an energy of the ‘Good Mother’, and find liberation in tribal (of all kinds) togetherness.
When we belong together we create together – the CAN – LEO continuum.
And Mother Goddess energy is here for us – we can always call upon her – and emBody her!

As MERCURY goes retro / back into CAN, and almost exactly opposite SATURN retro / PLUTO retro in CAP we’re reminded of how important our inner Self Talk is, and what the Inner Child has to do with it. Let’s not perpetuate dynamics of authority and control (SATURN / PLUTO) that have run their course and don’t serve anymore – if they ever have… And focus on what love and care would say or do.

What would be a breakthrough, a liberation for you at this point – likely starting with your internalized dialogues and thoughts?

 

On that note – very apropos… let’s tune in with a master & model for Compassion in Action (despite having been subject to totalitarian regime):

HH the 14th Dalai Lama will have his 84th birthday (and hence close to his URANUS Return – the Planet of Awakening) on July 6 – so close to SIRIUS too!

Dalai Lama

HH the 14th Dalai Lama

 

Here is a beautiful quote by H.H. that a dedicated Buddhist Friend sent me years ago – big gratitude, dear Heather!

Also very apropos the upcoming CAP – CAN ‘Powerhouse’ dynamic, activated by the Eclipses, and a ‘good use’ for the persistent CAP energy – coupled with Cancerian compassion:

Never give up

No matter what is going on
Never give up. Develop the heart.

Too much energy in your country
Is developing the mind
Instead of the heart.

Develop the heart.
Be compassionate.
Work for peace
In your heart and in the world.

Work for peace.
And I say again:
Never give up.

No matter what is happening,
No matter what is going on
Around you,
Never give up.

HH the XIV Dalai Lama

 

Blessings for the SIRIUS Initiation into Liberation!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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MARS into LEO (July 1 – Aug 17): Play Time – Show Time – Heart Time… a Roaring Summer!

1 Jul

Hey Cosmic Friends,

Feeling like Play Play Play?
And like Roaring too?!

MARS just crossed the ‘Creativity Point’ (as I call it) from CANCER to LEO today, July 1, yayyy!
And guess what?
Fiery LEO is a better playground for MARS than sensitive CANCER in the last weeks since mid-May (see blog post in review) where it might have gotten a bit ‘claustrophobic’ for the Martian journey – the ‘Warrior’ Archetype needed some active outlets in the fields of caring, self care, and perhaps literally indoor / home action / work (rather than anger and home violence even).
Did you do some Spring / early Summer cleaning and purging, and ride the cosmic waves of MARS – SATURN – PLUTO mid-June?
I did, in a big basement clearing project. Feeling literally lighter and relieved now.

YEP, double fiery now, with fiery MARS in fiery LEO, until Aug 17. A sizzling Summer.
Maybe also more dry / drought / wildfire scenarios, sadly…
MERCURY is now also in LEO – to go retro from July 7 on.
More LEO Fire to come soon: The SUN will LEO on July 22, VENUS on July 27, and the New Moon in LEO to follow, on July 31 – definitely a ‘Hot Spot’ time end of July!

First things first:

Leo-nasadh
Today’s
MARS shift into LEO gives a boost of strength and confidence.
LEO seems like a fun and dynamic place for MARS to be in, and can nicely heat up the Summer with renewed passion. Caramba!

It brings out the macho or macha in us who wants to strut, play, and dance, and show his / her colours. An originally creative impulse is certainly fun, yet it can easily turn into ego gratification drives. Watch out for those.
MERCURY retro helps keep them in check…

 

Let’s check out the 

Cosmic Contacts of MARS in LEO with other Planetary Players –

…to use the Energy Combos optimally:


JULY 8

MERCURY freshly retro in early LEO meets MARS.
Having fun and showing it is cool. Bragging and beating others over the head with how ‘great’ you are is likely an over-compensation.

 

JULY 11
MARS in early LEO in Fire Trine with CHIRON freshly retro in ARIES, and in square with URANUS in early TAU.
Bravely showing up and stepping into the New World may sound scary-crazy for our ‘status quo’ yet is also liberating. How about experimentation? You don’t have to stay with it – just try it on!

 

JULY 25
MARS in LEO in Fire Trine with JUPITER retro / stat in SAG.
Full speed ahead! Go for what your Heart’s desires!

 

JULY 26
MARS in LEO quincunx SATURN retro in CAP.
Coordinating passion with practical planning 🙂

 

JULY 30
MARS in LEO in quincunx with NEPTUNE retro in PI.
Know what You want, yet allow the Universe to arrange things for the Highest Good of All!

 

AUG 4
MARS in LEO in quincunx with PLUTO retro in CAP.
Let your personal will and Higher Power work in unison.
Tap into true Strength.

 

AUG 17
MARS activates the ‘Sphinx Point’ and goes into VIRGO.
Do what you love, help others with it, and be self sufficient with it.

 

 

MARS in LEO until mid-Aug activates for you as part of one of the LEO ‘mini generations’…:

  • PLUTO (for the PLUTO in LEO boomers, born June 1939 – Aug 1957):
    Could get a bit intense if you run into power conflicts with others.
    Rather use the energy to bravely check in what’s going on in deeper, core issues, and why there is such a charge around being important, being seen and loved?

  • SATURN (for the 3 generations with SATURN in LEO, born Aug 1946 – Sept 1948; Sept – Dec 1975 + June 1976 – July 1978; July 2005 – Aug 2007):
    Where you might ‘usually’ experience limitations, reservations, or even fear of expressing yourself freely MARS kicks ass, and says: Just do it!

  • And for all of us with LEO AC, SUN, MOON, or Purrrsonal Planets in LEO, MARS gives a boost of energy, and can make you feel bolder. Put yourself out there!

 

I trust your creativity sky-rockets, and you are super inspired these days – straight from the Heart. Show your Colours. Be YOU!
Access the strong & solid LEO warmth-of-Heart, and creative Power in the area of life where LEO is in your chart!

 

Lionesses_Drinking

 

1st house:
How you show up. Celebrate and BE Yourself!

2nd house:
What you have and value – Own Your Radiance!

3rd house:
Your environment – Celebrate in the City!

4th house:
Your home – Be the King or Queen – and generous Host/ess!

5th house:
Your creativity – You’re the HEART-ist!

6th house:
Your work and health – A warm Heart is the best health insurance, and good for your business too 🙂

7th house:
Your significant others – they are special, as is your relationship!

8th house:
Your deep involvement and transformations – perhaps from ego investment into the pure heart?

9th house:
Your travels and worldviews – Travel with joy, and put your creations out there!

10th house:
Your calling and purpose – is LOVE!

11th house:
Your community – A Celebration! Where everyone’s a Star.

12th house:
Your oneness with ALL – the ‘Real Gold’…

 

And remember the overall / all-time LEO Motto:
Live Life Lovingly!

 

Check out the Astro Experiences & Creations in the next while: 

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Happy LEO Times to y’all!

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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An Astro birthday session is a great self-gifting that many clients treat themselves to.

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MERCURY Retro (July 7 – 31) in LEO – CANCER – LEO: The Mind at Play – Cosmic RE-lief & Seasonal Toolkit

1 Jul

Happy new July, dear Cosmic Friend!


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

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

Bavarian Fields of Home – Photo stop at a reflective country bike ride with a cloud companion – June 2019

 

MERCURY has already traveled through CANCER from June 4 – 26.

Have you been in a mode of communicating from a caring, nurturing, compassionate, gentle place, with and on behalf of the family, tribe, children, the human family, and the family of all sentient Beings?
And literally: Have you talked to your Tribe? And to ‘others’ as if they were in your Tribe – because we ultimately are?!


For me, it’s been an epic Journey to my home country Bavaria, where language and mentality felt immediately very family-ar.
Lots of memories, and re-connections with family & friends!


Even though, MERCURY entered LEO on June 26 seems like there are still Cancerian realms to be re-visited and re-connected with, for another 3 1/2 weeks
(July 19 – Aug 11 in retro-to-direct mode)!
Wow – that’s altogether a 7-week Journey of MERCURY in CANCER
(really long – to be revealed why cosmically ‘prescribed’…)

 

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

  • Going with the Flow of MERCURY retro…
  • What’s Special about this MERCURY Retro in LEO – CANCER – LEO?
  • MERCURY’s Moves, and Dance with other Planets during its core retro phase in July
  • 7-Phase Sequence of the MERCURY Retro Timeline
  • Timeless and Timely MERCURY Retro REminders
  • My Seasoned MERCURY Retro Tips & Seasonal Tool Kit 

 

Going with the Flow of MERCURY retro…

Technology, traffic / transport and communication glitches (or surprises!) sneaking in again lately?
Oh man, definitely happened for me, when I was going in delay loops to catch my overseas plane from Gatwick on June 26 – juuuust made it (was that ever a thrill, with Angels & Miracles involved, for sure!

Huge gratitude for the support of the winged ones to help me grow wings after all!).

No way? Are you telling me…..?
YEP, the inevitable is happening again:

MERCURY doing its retro somersaults again…

Another MERCURY Retro phase is coming UP, and already gearing UP!

In early LEO – late CANCER – early LEO this time (from 4°28′ LEO back to 23°57′ CAN, to be precise), from July 7 – 31.
This time wrapping around the ‘Creativity / Inner Child Point’ in the Zodiac.

Those of you who’ve read my MERCURY retro support REport (or even advocacy) over the years know:
M-r isn’t necessarily ‘BAD’ news, as pop Astrology would have it.
And hey – perhaps M-r is ‘even’ an overdue and cosmically well timed de-conditioning!

In a nutshell, with M-r, the Archetype of the MIND is operating differently / ‘unusually’, and tuned-up into a ‘New MERCURY’ (hey, what’s that???).


Have you noticed?
We’re already in the build-up (or rather: slow-down) phase!
Our good old messenger / trickster friend MERCURY has since Summer Solstice been in the pre-retro ‘shadow’
(i.o.w., crossed the 24° CANCER mark from which it will go direct again at the end of M-r, on July 31).

On June 26, MERCURY entered LEO (where it’ll be – in the early part only) until July 19.
Since Fri June 28, MERCURY is in
 stationary (very slowly moving) ‘U-turn storm’. 

And on Sunday July 7, MERCURY will ‘officially’ start its seasonal retro loop which goes technically until July 31, and rolls out completely until mid-August.

So, the whole month of July is under M-r influence.
Take it easy on the Summer holiday ‘plans’, and don’t get wrapped up in ‘loops’ that are directed by mental over-identification. It’s a good time to chill, go on a Summer RE-treat and RE-laxation, re-connect with dear ones, and catch up with lost & forgotten creative projects – a la CANCER.

 

What’s Special about this MERCURY Retro in LEO – CANCER – LEO?

As MERCURY goes retro in the early part of fiery LEO (with an ARIES undertone) plus, MARS the ruler of ARIES goes into LEO later today July 1 the energy shifts to a passionate & assertive warrior tone:
What are we now and still called to ‘roar’ and speak up about? Because we love and care for it / them?!
Of course, Mother Earth and all her Beings come to mind and heart immediately.
Esp. as I hear quite acutely from friends and family about more extreme early Summer heat waves and thunder storm ‘releases’ in Europe and elsewhere!
The way how ‘the system’ is treating Planet Earth isn’t sustainable, rather destructive, and can’t go on (SATURN retro / PLUTO retro / SN in CAP – being ‘exposed’ by the Full MOON / Partial Lunar Eclipse on July 16 and opposed by M-r in CANCER).
We have to find new ways of Being.
Because we love and care for the Earth, and all her Children.

And there are sooo many creative opportunties!
Let’s spread the news, and connect brains and hearts with one another!
Not so much from a place of protest and NO to what we don’t want anymore (the SATURN / CAP side).
But from a loving, caring YES (the CANCER side) – when we belong together we create together!

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

 

MERCURY’s Moves, and Dance with other Planets,
during its core Retro phase in July, and into August

 

Image Credit: Pexels 

 

JUNE 26
MERCURY entered LEO for the first time (until July 19).
Speaking from a heart- and soulful place, and in the LEO name of Living Life Lovingly!

 

JUNE 28
MERCURY in LEO went into pre-retro ‘storm’.
Take it easy on ‘plans’.
Get ready for synchronicities and synch’ with the flow & dance of life.

 

JULY 4
The MOON in LEO meets stationary / pre-retro MERCURY.
What are you passionate about?
Watch for ego attachments, and go for play & fun instead.

 

First half of JULY
MERCURY pre- and retro at the beginning of LEO (while MARS will be also in early LEO) almost in exact Fire Trine with stationary (going retro on July 8) CHIRON in early ARIES, and almost in exact square with URANUS in early TAURUS.
Experiment what it’s like to drop your attachment to a position.
Re-connect with the Inner Child. Notice how much people’s responses / reactions to one another originate in unconscious / unhealed Inner Child themes. Be compassionate with yourself and with them.
Speaking authentically and lovingly from the Heart and Soul
(maybe in a way you haven’t in a while and wouldn’t otherwise?) is Healing for All. 

 

JULY 7
MERCURY (at 4°28′ LEO) goes retro, until JULY 31 (back to 23°57′ CAN).
The Mind at Play… MERCURY retro in LEO is really a playful & mischievous Trickster.
MERCURY is considered ‘in Fall’ in LEO – because the mind can be soo easily hijacked by the ego. M-r is the chance to show us that we ‘show off’ and present a facade mostly because we’re actually insecure and seek attention to feel loved…

 

JULY 8
MERCURY freshly retro meets MARS in early LEO.
Having fun and showing it is cool. Bragging and beating others over the head with how ‘great’ you are is likely an over-compensation.

 

JULY 19
MERCURY retro re-enters CANCER (July 19) – time to reflect on memories and impressions, and their effect on your thinking-feeling mind.
M-r in LEO – CANCER – LEO is a good time to observe how your mentality and resulting communication is influenced by how safe (CANCER) and loved / loving (LEO) we think & feel we are.
Where have those basic needs been missing in childhood?
What gives you Love and Safety from within?
Who are YOU, beyond these impressions / expressions?

 

JULY 21
MERCURY retro meets the SUN on the CAN-LEO ‘Creativity Cusp’ –
Half-way point of the M-r Journey = ‘Day of Enlightening Insight’ / a ‘New Mercury’ is born.
The mind in service to the Heart and Consciousness.
What are your realizations about the quality of ‘mind’, memories, and reflections, and how can you express / maybe write or talk about it now?

 

JULY 24 
MERCURY retro in CAN meets VENUS.
Caring, loving communication… because you know…

 

JULY 30
At the end of its M-r Journey, in slow turnaround mode, MERCURY meets the dark MOON in CANCER, and goes almost exactly opposite PLUTO retro in CAP.
See the contrast between the Old and Transforming World and its shadows of commodification, exploitation, judgment, put-downs, ‘success’ at the expense of Nature, and the loving, caring, compassionate ways of Being & Creating.
A natural Retreating, Releasing
 & Clearing Energy…

 

JULY 31
Less than an hour after the New Moon in LEO (‘Living from Love’), MERCURY in CANCER goes direct again.
May the inward-backward turning and home-coming lead to a renewed way of seeing and interacting with the World – our Home!

 

AUG 8
MERCURY post-retro leaves the stationary ‘storm’.
Integration of the adjustment time – back into the ‘real world’, with a regenerated sense of self.

 

AUG 11
MERCURY out of retro (re)enters LEO (until Aug 29).
Show your Colours. From an authentic place.

 

 

Blessings for this Mercurial Immersion Time!

 

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

 

 

7-Phase Sequence of the MERCURY Retro Timeline 

  1. Pre-retro shadow – started on June 21. Mercury in the Epimethean phase.
  2. Pre-retro stationary / ‘storm’ – started on June 28.
  3. Mercury technically retro – from July 7 on.
  4. Mercury meets half-way in retro the SUN – a ‘New Mercury’ is born, a.k.a. ‘Point of Enlightening Insight’ – on July 21 – Promethean phase starts.
  5. Mercury direct again – on July 31.
  6. Post-retro stationary / ‘storm’ ends – on Aug 8.
  7. Post-retro shadow – until Aug 15.

 

The first half of M-r (phases 1. – 4.) is the Epimethean phase, RE-minding us of ‘old stories’ – which doesn’t have to be a ‘bad thing’ to overcome, it can be an important RE-flection inducer ;-).
And, as always, we learn so much from history / herstory, esp. with the CANCER tone of early childhood / family themes.

The second half of M-r (phases 4. – 8.) is the Promethean phase – where the new insights and connection with Spirit and Consciousness lead to new inspired direction – a very auspicious time.

 

MERCURY went into so-called pre-retro ‘shadow’ on June 21 (it passed for the first time the Zodiac point (24° \CANCER) from which it will after the retro phase go direct / forward again, on July 31).
Have you been noticing ‘foreshadowing’ themes since then of what might come up during M-r (re: home, belonging, needs, feelings)?

A good time to be fluid as quicksilver, RE-sponsive to higher intelligence, and to trust the ‘messenger from the future’, via intuition and precognition.
Perhaps you’re already having clarifying heartfelt communication and contemplation around ‘neglected’CANCER / LEO related themes (belonging, home, connection with the ‘tribe’, safety, caring & loving, strength, creativity, self expression…
).

 

MERCURY Retro in the Starters

On June 28,
MERCURY entered its stationary ‘storm’ period (moves very slowly), i.o.w., starts to go into ‘U-turn’ mode.

A time to also slow down the regular fast and busy mind that likes to multi talk / task.
‘Regular’ communication affairs might start to become ‘tricky’, ‘chaotic’, ‘complicated’ and ‘messed up’, but only from the perspective of the ego that likes to seize control via the mind.

MERCURY in ‘zigzag mode’ suggests being in flux and at ease, while swiftly and swimmingly / surfingly, changing course as necessary. Ironically, it can lead to a more auspicious outcome than the ‘on dead-end course’ that the mind assumed is ‘the way’.

 

7-Circle Classical Labyrinth by Helen Rowlands – reminds me of a brain

In the actual RETRO PHASE July 7 – 31 the mind is geared to turn inward-backward and moves may be paradoxical, like in a labyrinth. Very CANCERian too…

As always, the MERCURY retro cycle starts with the ‘Epimethean’ phase (first half – until July 21) where old (epic) stories, memories, and patterns show up for REasons yet unknown, REvealing themselves in the journey.

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

 

At the half-way point of the M-r phase (June 21 this time), MERCURY crosses paths with the SUN:
A new ‘New MERCURY’ (like a New Moon in the monthly SUN – MOON conjunction) is born – which happens 3 times a year.
It’s time to REgenerate the mind (MERCURY), become more conscious, follow Spirit and the Heart (SUN).
It is also called the ‘Point of Enlightened Insight’.

The second half of M-r (July 21 – 31!) is the ‘Promethean’ phase, where new insights and new Consciousness can be more easily creatively carried forward.

 

Here’s to a bright, liberating energy for break-throughs into more Freedom – from mental patterns, for a whole new way of showing up and being present with what IS, and simply: Freedom (beyond from and for)!

Check out what’s new and exciting!
And how YOU are NEW in every moment!

 

Prometheus surrounded by the Ring of the Zodiac – Rockefeller Ctre, NYC

 

Timeless and Timely MERCURY Retro REminders

 

Under M-r., ‘usual’ thinking and communication patterns are being questioned, and it appears at times as if there was a trickster / little devil at play.
Actually, we have a chance now to see the inner mental trickster that’s been there all along, camouflaging and going unnoticed.
The challenge is not to get frustrated when things don’t turn out the way YOU thought they ’should’, according to the ego.

During M-r, experiment with, practice, and hopefully also integrate for later going with the flow of things in an intuitive way, and taking everything as a learning experience (learn from the Inner ‘Divine’ Child, with M-r in LEO-CAN-LEO)
That might mean changing your mind when you get the impulse / signal / intuition for an alternative course, being open to and curious about ‘creative detours’ that might lead to unexpected turns, and making unusual connections, rather than going with comfort, routine, and habit of your adult Self.

Rather than getting wrapped up with linear, habitual, and often self-limiting ways of dealing with information and communication channels and modes, an ‘unorthodox’ approach can open you up for serendipity, synchronicities, and lots of fun.

 

Let’s compassionately ask ourselves (M-r):
“How can I get out of the busy mind now, and shift  to Openness, Creativity, and Play?”
“What does my Inner Child need right now? How can I be a caring Mentor to him / her?”
“What would Love say or do??”
The guidance reveals itself with the question…

Let’s stay as mobile (like quicksilver, the MERCURY metal), adaptable, and unattached to ‘plans’ / agenda as possible.
MERCURY is a very light, youthful, fresh, fun-loving punster and Coyote / prankster energy.
It looks at the fun and also meaningful side of unusual twists and turns, and even likes to facilitate those. Aligning with that mode makes us happier and more at ease – not only – these days. 

Bring on these spontaneous twists, unintentional new-found puns, and creative fun realizations!
While being
 mindfully present and clear.

When it comes to committing to something long-term consider that it might not be ready to be definite yet. Yet you can make a choice to be in a vibration that attracts the perfect match that you easily recognize and connect with.
Give yourself time. During M-r new information streams in which can alter our outlook on things. Often, after the M-r phase we have more information which gives a different picture, based upon which a good choice becomes clear.

If we did commit prematurely and aren’t flexible to back off again easily, we might say, “Oh, if I only had known… I wouldn’t have changed course… and didn’t have to untangle complications.”

 

As always with MERCURY retro, clarify communication whenever possible:

  • Say things several times in a different way / language to make sure there’s no misunderstanding in a fast / distracted context. 
  • Talk in a caring & loving way (CANCER – LEO), not in a cold mechanical one.
  • Ask questions that intuitively come to mind (which might clarify an otherwise held assumption!).
  • Choose the most direct medium and tool available (meet and connect in person or at least via online video rather than over the phone, or email / message), which helps with a clearer and more holistic communication, mimic, body signals – more ‘channels’ are involved and signals are conveyed in person rather than on the phone, or via mutual messaging / e-monologue.
    And who knows what else might come up and be addressed when you take the opportunity to actually meet and talk?

 

If you become mercurially frustrated, maybe it’s because you needed to learn something about the nature of the human mind and its extensions as in: technological equipment which now, more than usually, seem to have ‘a mind of their own’…
Consider that computers, phones, and tech gadgets are servants and tools, and that their efficiency also depends on the (hopefully relaxed and detached, savvy and inventive) mind of their ‘master’. You don’t want to become a stressed-out slave of coordination and communication.

It might also become apparent during M-r that our tools and pieces of technical equipment magically morphically mirror the mind WE are in, even ‘simply’ by breaking down and being ‘on strike’ when we humans need ‘a break’ anyway.

Give your tools and tasks proper mindful and single-minded care & attention, one at a time, instead of attempting to multi task and ‘efficiently’ orchestrate everything simultaneously.
The electromagnetic field of computers and the human mind dialogue in an interface.
To keep it all smoothly operational, don’t impose any potential extra stress onto your nervous system nor on your computer.

 

Notice signals showing you need to be relaxed and mindful, assume nothing, drop your (under M-r evident, otherwise hidden) expectations and assumptions.
Foremost, trust the infinite Intelligence of the Universe, ‘even’ as it might take you on wild and ‘crazy’ journeys that you apparently haven’t signed up for. 🙂

 

Under M-r talk to people from the past who come to mind and whom you haven’t heard from in a long time (or ‘new’ yet familiar people whom you’ve just met and intuitively ‘clicked with’).
M-r also tends to bring back unfinished communication business from the past, esp. from previous M-r phases (last one in March 2019).

 

What happens quite often under M-r :
We receive / intuit a potentially interesting message for others that’s worth sharing and passing on – to whom it may concern. Go ahead and ‘randomly’ deliver/ spread it to others who need to hear that information and inspiration (without your personal agenda)!
We’re prompted to connect two or more people with one another – because we can. Who knows where it leads?
So, keep collecting communication karma cookies, by being the random messenger & connector of kindness!

 

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

Back to Basics & Buddhists:
Be mindful, and observe the phenomenon mind from a ‘meta’ level.
Like, by asking yourself:

Why am I really saying this?
Who’s the one thinking and talking here?

If we don’t do from time to time this ‘mental hygiene’ our inner ‘devil’s advocate – disguised as M-r – out tricks us, subconsciously ‘sabotaging’ our plans, second guessing ourselves, and constellating circumstances that make us back off from our original intention. So important to check what we’ve been doing with our brain – or rather, what the brain has been doing with us all along.

The Buddhists call the day-to-day mind that busies itself with all kinds of ‘chatting’ and inner stories, lists, and dialogues, the ‘Monkey Mind’ Trickster which, like a monkey, jumps from one tree (of interest and attachment) to the next, and is never quiet, unless we observe the movement, and thereby naturally calm it.

 

My Seasoned MERCURY Retro Tips & Seasonal Tool Kit 

 

The Thinker by Rodin (in front of the Rodin Museum in Paris)

1) Be easy on yourself, as you get into the groove of things.

It usually takes a week or so to adjust to the different mode.
Hopefully, you’ve taken it easy on the pre-retro shadow phase (since June 21), rather than being ‘pulled into’ the wild ‘storm’ (since June 28), or apparently stationary stuckness (can be either and both, in paradoxical trickster fashion).

 

2) Be mindful, and lead from what’s here-now. 

There’s a tendency for the mind to be distracted and all over the place, to loose and misplace things and thoughts that later have to be RE-trieved again in your ‘inner house’.
Avoid getting scattered and disorganized, collect the mind ‘pieces’, be present with any situation and function ‘at hand’, and don’t loose sight of what practically works and matters. The apparent priority of urgent ‘little’ things and ‘small stuff’ can easily be a distraction and waste of energy.
Practice coming back to the Here-NOW.

 

3) Retro is an inwards / backwards oriented energy.

M-r is a good time to RE-treat, and RE-visit meditation and mindfulness.
Also an excellent chance (if not necessity) to deal with ‘old unfinished business’, ‘loose ends’, and to clear communication themes from the past, often carried over from a previous M-r time (last one March 2019).

 

4) Every M-r phase is a great time to actively pursue basically everything that starts with ‘RE-‘, esp. RE-sidual communication.

Like: re-assess, re-align, read, re-treat, re-pair, re-boot, re-group, re-consider, re-arrange, re-place, you name it…
One RE-ason for me pointing out all these RE-activities:
During M-r (which also has a karmic undertone), we less likely get away anymore with being sloppy, and with procrastinating or neglecting RE-sidual communication issues with people from the past. They come up like a mirror. Talk about what RE-ally matters, with love & care a la LEO / CANCER.

 

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

Phone rather than messaging / emailing. Meet and connect in person rather than  via phone / text, to make sure an actual dialogue happens (rather than just your factual monologue, with the assumption you know what they think, or they know what you think).
Consider communicating in several ways and via different media, to make sure the message comes across. Keep in mind that because people’s minds can be all over the place now, communication might be scattered and incomplete, or prone to assumptions: “I thought you got my email!!!”, or actually a monologue: Are you just thinking out loud as you talk, or are you actually suggesting something to me?

 

6) Be mindful & compassionate how you communicate with others.

Compassionately put yourself in their position, and take ownership and responsibility for your mental processes, rather than blaming and judging (possibly based on lack of communication).

 

7) Be clear and precise with commitments and agreements.

Double-check whether you’ve been understood correctly, and RE-peat / RE-phrase back to them too. Avoid signing an agreement before you have all the necessary information (often only after MERCURY retro is over, or at least half-way, meeting the SUN = July 21!).

 

8) MERCURY Retro RE-minds us…

…that direct connection with one another as an authentic and lively dialogue opens up the opportunity to meander (a la CANCER…) and touch on other subjects than the originally intended purpose of the communication. Which can eventually lead to an even more important outcome or direction than anticipated. Check out in hindsight why you actually needed to talk to that person…

 

9) Under M-r, the odds for fabulous unexpected synchronicities are 99%:

When we act more intuitively and out of the ordinary, we let the spontaneous intervention of the Universe show us our interconnectedness! Way cool and fun!

 

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

With the LEO – CANCER flavour, re-connect with people whom you have a natural familiarity with, and with whom your encounters are playful, even childlike – so healing for your Inner Children!
Trust your intuition, and let yourself be surprised by what shows up when you speak to them.

 

11) The themes and areas of life (partners, children, career, groups, etc.) that THIS retro phase brings up for YOU…
…depend on the Planet/s and House/s that M-r activates in YOUR personal birth chart, in other words where CANCER / LEO is situated.

I’m happy to check that out for and WITH you – either in a quick hint, or in a focused (or longer) session at this occasion if more is going on for you…

 

12) When ‘glitches’ occur, be fluid and flexible like quicksilver (MERCURY’s metal), think “shift happens”.

Don’t judge yourself or others (that CAP quality) for not being ‘better’ or on the same page as you, and turn the paradigm around:
What could be the opportunity in this mishap? And what’s actually funny about this?
RE-frame your way of thinking about things. And entertain the possibility that you might have subconsciously ‘arranged’ a wild alternative to the original ‘plan A’ which – who knows? – might lead to something new and better and more fun than what the ‘normal’, ‘usual’, ‘regular’, and apparently most  ‘efficient’ mind-in-rut-mode could have come up with?

 

13) Enjoy those unintentional puns, slips, and new connections in the mind, be creative and brainstorm – esp. together with your MERCURY Retro Friends 😉

 

14) Enlightened Insights, anyone…?
The Day of Enlightened Insight – when M-r meets the SUN on the exact half-way point of the M-r phase is in this round on JULY 21 – check out what epiphanies and paradigm shifts occur round this day!

 

15) If you would like to know…

  • Whether you are a member of the RETRO CLUB (born under MERCURY Retro, as yours truly),
  • In which area of Life the Retro Trickster would likely play tricks on / with you,
  • How to consciously, creatively, and mindfully play WITH the energy,

….feel welcome to get in touch with your Astrologer. 

 

 

© 2019 by Mercur-elanie 😉 

 

Wishing us all a Happy & Playful MERCURY Retro Summer 2019!

 

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