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ARIES – LIBRA Thanksgiving Full Moon (Oct 13): Be Fully YOU, and Bring Your Authentic Nature & Love-Power into Partnership!

11 Oct

Dear Astro Activated Friend!

Boom!
The ARIES MOON is on now – since 9:46 pm PDT, and you know what that means:
She’s revving UP for her exact Fullness, opposite the LIBRA SUN, on Sun-Day Oct 13 at 2:08 pm PDT.
Just before the Canadian Thanksgiving (Mon Oct 14) – a Thanksgiving Full Moon!

Phewwww – soo much coming to fruition this season, since the LIBRA New Moon (Sept 28) and last Full Moon in PISCES – VIRGO (Sept 13)! Seems like we’re ripe for a whole new way of Being (very apropos ARIES) and Being with One Another (very LIBRA)!
Feeling it?

The warm and golden October SUN and the crispy-fresh MOONlit nights this week have been such a beautiful gift of contrast and balance.

 

Balance and Freshness by the Water (and what a way of being a West-Coast child!) – Photo by Melanie

 

The first Full Moon in Fall is coming up!
Not the Harvest Moon (the Full Moon closest to the Fall Equinox) which was already on Fri Sept 13.

Yet (with every Full Moon and esp. with this one!!!) it’s a good time to check in, what’s coming to Fruition, in this Harvest time!
MERCURY soon retro in SCO and ‘Harvester’ SATURN in CAP who likes inventory would agree.
And hey – SOO much has occurred and ‘fallen into our lap’ since the last Harvest Moon on Sept 13 – do you find that too?
It’s been one of the most intense and occurrences full-filled months of the year.

Clearly a call for clarity!


Lots of cosmic shifts and com-motion mirror and map the themes that have been coming to consciousness through all these cosmic activations –

Here are the EIGHT most important ones:

Hubble: Elegant Saturn Sequence

SATURN in mid-CAP went direct on Sept 18 (until May 10, 2020):
Now, what ARE we Building?

The turnaround of the ‘Ringed Reaper’ made September quite a SATURN month!
Harvest
(an association with karmic SATURN), foremost Spiritual Harvest – also the Sabian Symbol of the PI – VIR Harvest Moon on Sept 13 – , has been a BIG theme this lunar phase from Full Moon to Full Moon. 
SATURN in CAP calls us to use time and all our innate & ‘harvested’ resources (experiences are resources!) for the highest purpose. Would be worth checking where SATURN is punctuating your chart these days, and what the ‘cosmic coach’ SATURN suggests.

 

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with the cardinal Turning Points of the Equinoxes and Solstices, incl. Mabon – Fall Equinox

Sept 23: Fall Equinox / Mabon – Perfect Balance?
The seasonal & timely prime theme since the SUN moved into LIBRA is
 Balance – Balance – Balance… Let’s hold space, and find inner Balance, these times when it’s more than ever required. Wise choices result.

LIBRA Super New Moon (Sept 28) opp. CHIRON –
Seeds of Peace, Balance, and Healing

Let’s keep watering them with the Cancerian Care of the North Node! ❤ 

 

The LILITH & NEPTUNE Union in PISCES (Oct 1) squared JUPITER in SAG –
Wave of Nature-All Heart Connectedness

Wave of Overwhelm, and / or of Unity in the Web of Life?
And that fits also beautifully with the Sabian Symbol for the ARIES – LIBRA Full Moon (below)!

 

PLUTO (New Horizons Mission 2015)

PLUTO in CAP went direct / forward on Oct 3: POWER to Change!

PLUTO-in-CAP is still in stationary U-Turn mode until mid-Oct, and a crucial ‘Player’ in the ARIES – LIBRA Full Moon – which will be in T-square with PLUTO!
MERCURY (on Sept 26) and VENUS (on Sept 30) from late LIBRA have squared PLUTO, reminding us that POWER has to do with making wise choices and finding a good match – for various purposes -, resulting in peace, balance, and harmony.
Has that transformation been going on in you already & showing you what it takes to activate Power to Change, and what needed to change in you to get there?
Via the Full Moon, the SUN in LIBRA and MOON in ARIES will now square PLUTO – extra catalysts for Power to Change.
More about those effects and its Medicine below, under the Full Moon chart.

 

Image: Butterfly Freedom – Pexels

MERCURY moved (also on Oct 3!) for 9 1/2 weeks into SCORPIO (until Dec 9)!
Prepping us for Taboo Talk, Intimate Conversations, and RE-activating our 6th Sense.

The Full Moon is a catalyst for MERCURY going into pre-retro shadow – the retro phase starts on Oct 31!

MERCURY opposed URANUS (once a year) on Oct 3 – wild card / liberating shifts in thinking and communications.
Have you been intuitive, innovative, and rolling with unexpected, incl. surprise news. No rush to ‘run with them’ though, esp if it’d come out of a ‘shock response’.

 

Blooming in the Dark – Photo by Melanie

On Oct 8, VENUS also crossed over the Alchemy Point into SCORPIO:
How deep is your Love?


Tomorrow Oct 12, VENUS in SCO opposes URANUS retro in TAU
(ruled by VENUS) – which happens only once a year.

It also funnels into the Full Moon! 
Intimacy vs / and(!) Freedom in Relationships.
Freedom from the ‘Known’, from old habitual patterns that we’re attached to (either via comfort or because of unprocessed pain) and continue to attract from, until we set ourselves free. Or otherwise, Divine / Inner Soul Intervention (a Uranian thing) offers to free us.

 

Mars in Libra – Artist unknown

MARS, the ruler of ARIES, is another major cosmic player these weeks.
It’s been travelling close to the SUN this Summer (and passed by the SUN on Sept 2) which heated up the overall atmosphere.
Now, MARS is freshly in LIBRA
 (also since Oct 3, until Nov 18), ignites our Passion for Peace, Balance, Fairness, Justice, and Synergistic Partnerships, yet also turns up the ‘volume’ that pushes us to make authentic, bold, and ‘assertive’ choices -a big theme this Full Moon.

MARS opposed CHIRON in
(MARS ruled) ARIES on Oct 8 (technically ‘over’ but still rolling out until after the Full Moon). Suddenly emerging vulnerabilities (even emergencies?) call for well considered action and inter-action.
When MARS squares SATURN on Oct 27 there will be tests of responsibility & authority around choices, and when it squares PLUTO on Nov 5 it’s about choices that represent deeper change and power from within.

 

Voila – here is the chart for the exact ARIES – LIBRA Full Moon on Oct 13, at 2:08 pm PDT:

 

Can you spot the T-square of the Full Moon axis to PLUTO in CAP?
Exact to the degree – very pronounced.
PLUTO which only 10 days before the FM turned direct is the catalyst for soulful change.
And SATURN with the South Node is close to PLUTO too
(they were even closer this Spring, and come actually together on Jan 12, 2020) – demanding evidence of change that the world needs now. The time has come.

Obviously, things have come to fruition – personally (esp. if you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in the cardinal signs of ARIES, CANCER, LIBRA, or CAPRICORN I bet you’re affected), interpersonally (it’s a Full Moon!) and transpersonally / collectively / societally (PLUTO).

They call us to a New Way of Being:
Showing up authentically (ARIES), meeting all our relations (LIBRA) as we truly are, and coming from a place of maturity, integrity, and intrinsic Soul Power (PLUTO in CAP)
.  
SATURN with the South Node in CAP ‘on the side’ help us muster timeless ‘old fashioned’ virtues, show up as our true best selves, be resourceful and resilient, while bringing an end to patterns and conditioning of doing things the old outmoded and likely hard ways. High time for saying NO to being taken for granted, disrespected, or outright abused – the ‘Old Empire’ IS expiring.

 

Let’s see what the 

SABIAN SYMBOL for the Full Moon 

wants to show us:

Sparrow in Winter – Pixabay Photo by Susanne Jutzeler 


The Full Moon will be at 20°13′ ARIES – LIBRA.

ARIES 20°:
“A YOUNG GIRL FEEDING BIRDS IN WINTER.

KEYNOTE: Overcoming crises through compassion.

Nature’s seasonal rhythms imply an oscillation between living and dying. Through creative imagination humans can “fly over” the cycle, and discover means not only to escape from the fatality of seasonal decay or deprivation, but to assist other living entities to survive through crises. Migrating birds fly south (cf. symbol of Aries 12°), but by establishing a partnership with other creatures unable to escape wintry deprivation or death, a human being can maintain the life of the spirit (symbolized by birds) steady through all crises if, like a “young girl,” one is widely open to the promptings of love and sympathy.  

At this fifth stage of the symbolic sequence we witness human activity motivated by sympathy overcoming the seasonal phase of impotency. Life potency in nature spirits reaches a higher level in the human being.
The theme is THE TRANSMUTATION OF LIFE INTO LOVE.”

 

What a ‘simple’ (CAP), spontaneous (ARIES), compassionate (CANCER) symbol for our relatedness, companionship & open-hearted love to other sentient Beings (LIBRA) esp. when they need our support and can’t ‘make it’ themselves through ‘the Winter’ of crisis (PLUTO in CAP).
And it can be applied to so many situations where Nature and other Beings need our help now! Not in a polarized way that’s tainted by judgment (SN in CAP), but simply because we care and ‘innocently’ mean it, like the little girl (MOON in ARIES).


The highest level of transmutation (PLUTO in CAP) is to transform / allow Soul to transform everything, adversity, challenges, separation, even Life itself, into LOVE.

Now that evokes deep Thanks-Giving!
Being grateful for Life and Togetherness in lovingly Giving and Receiving as-in-Nature!
JUPITER in SAG, in Fire Trine with the Thanksgiving Full MOON in ARIES would benevolently agree…

 

Blessings for the ARIES – LIBRA Full Moon – and beyond!
Melanie

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’ and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

 

 

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MERCURY Retro (Oct 31 – Nov 20) in SCORPIO: ‘Mental Inside Passage’ & Trickster Magic – Cosmic RE-lief & Seasonal Toolkit

10 Oct

Dear Cosmic Friend!

Are you embracing the darker season?


Fall has rolled in astro-energetically with so many tensions, important decisions to make (or not – yet?) – LIBRA – , challenging lessons – SATURN –  and turning points – PLUTO – , over the last weeks…
Do you find that too?
Well, no wonder – SATURN & PLUTO have been stationary throughout Sept and into mid-October, and the LIBRA New Moon on Sept 28 opposed CHIRON.

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

 

Tipping Point – Photo by Ted Roberts

 

MERCURY the Communicator / Messenger / Alchemist Planet is already in SCORPIO since Oct 3, and will be in the most magical and transformational Zodiac energy until Dec 9!
9 1/2 weeks (ha – remembering that very scorpionic film from the 1980’s?) is quite a record time for MERCURY in one sign.
Not a big mystery why – it’ll go retrograde, starting on (YES!) Oct 31 until Nov 20!

 

Halloooou! Photo by Melanie Oct 31 2018

 

Have you been in a mode of communicating from a deeper, more revealing and intimate place than ‘usual’?
What has emerged from under the cloak of mystery and scorpionic hiding rock, and come to the surface thus far?


Well, more to come, ‘even’ unintentionally and ‘randomly’ when MERCURY goes retro on Halloween(!) at the end of SCORPIO – which has a PISCES undertone…

 

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

  • Going with the Flow & Magic of MERCURY retro…

  • What’s Special about this MERCURY Retro phase in SCORPIO

  • MERCURY in SCORPIO and its Connections with other Planetary Players 
  • Where’s MERCURY’s deep dive into SCORPIO happening in Your Chart & Life?

  • 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 & Magic of MERCURY retro…

Technology, traffic / transport and communication glitches (or surprises!) sneaking in again lately and calling for flexibility?

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 mid-to-end of SCORPIO this time (from 27°38′ back to 11°35′ SCO, to be precise), from Oct 31 – Nov 20.

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 (even in SCORPIO lol), 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 will on OCT 12 enter the pre-retro ‘shadow’
(i.o.w., cross the 11°35′ SCO mark from which it will go direct again at the end of M-r, on Nov 20).

From OCT 25 on, MERCURY will be in stationary (very slowly moving) ‘U-turn storm’. 

And on OCT 31 – under a void-of-course MOON (yep, that too), MERCURY will ‘officially’ start its seasonal retro loop which goes technically until NOV 20, and rolls out completely until early December.

So, the whole month of November with build-up time before and roll-out time after is under M-r influence.
Take it easy on Halloween and U.S. Thanksgiving ‘plans’, and don’t get wrapped up in ‘loops’ that are directed by mental over-attachment a.k.a. need for control. It’s a good time to chill, go on a  RE-treat and RE-laxation Spa, purge and find ‘hidden treasures’, and catch up with lost & forgotten reading or writing projects – a la SCORPIO – that touch you and others deeply and are cathartic or catalysts for change.

 

What’s Special about this MERCURY Retro phase in SCORPIO?

MERCURY goes retro end to mid-SCO (with PISCES & SCORPIO undertones) and makes triple contacts with NEPTUNE the Ruler of PISCES, these years in PISCES, and with PLUTO the Ruler of SCORPIO, these years in CAP where also SATURN its Ruler sits and will be triple contacted by MERCURY in SCO as well.

That looks like deep transpersonal and also collective forces are being contacted by the ‘Inside Passage’ with MERCURY.

May the inward-backward turning and processing lead to a transformed, REnewed, clear, RE-alistic and truly connective way of being in the World!

Bali Morning Prayer – Photo by Helga Hendricks

 

The way how ‘the system’ is treating Planet Earth and dehumanizing us isn’t sustainable, rather destructive, and can’t go on – commitment to change is needed (SATURN / SN / PLUTO  in CAP).
We have to find new transformed ways of Being – because we deeply love and care for the Earth, and all her Children (CANCER NN / SCORPIO).

We’re Family with all Sentient Beings (even if that makes you feel uncomfortable but that’s where the change comes from, not from polarization).
Maybe time to turn back to Buddhist teachings, under MERCURY retro in SCORPIO…?

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

 

 

MERCURY in SCORPIO and its Connections with other Planetary Players –

Some in triple contacts, in the pre-retro / retro / post-retro loop
…and how to be in natural alignment with the energies

 

Image Credit: Pexels 

 

Triple contacts with
SATURN (Oct 13, Nov 13 & 29)
NEPTUNE (Oct 15, Nov 13 & 28)
PLUTO (Oct 19, Nov 8, Dec 2)
…in the pre-retro / retro / post-retro loop!

 

RE-view of MERCURY’s first week in SCO:

OCT 3
MERCURY entered SCORPIO – on the day when PLUTO the ‘Lord of SCORPIO’ went direct.
Power to Change, and to Change the Conversation.

OCT 5
MERCURY in quincunx with CHIRON retro in ARIES.
Authentic Talk can be awkward, or refreshing to address vulnerabilities & taboos.

OCT 6
MERCURY opp. URANUS retro in TAU.
Wild card / liberating shifts in thinking and communications.
Be intuitive, innovative, expect the unexpected, incl. surprise news.
No rush to ‘run with them’ though.

OCT 8
VENUS joins MERCURY in SCORPIO
(until Nov 1).

How deep is your Love?

 

And from NOW on.
As you see – and probably feel:
Significant phases of this M-r Journey correspond with FULL MOONs & NEW MOONs which can even more so bring out otherwise perhaps unnoticed emotional undercurrents of this already Scorpionic M-r.

OCT 12 – Day before the ARIES – LIBRA Full Moon on Oct 13
Pre-retro Shadow (MERCURY at 11°35′ SCO – where it’ll go direct again on Nov 20) starts.
Fore-shadowing hunches and intuitions?

OCT 13
MERCURY sextile SATURN in CAP (1 of 3).
Considering deeper issues.

OCT 15
MERCURY trine NEPTUNE retro / LILITH in PI (1 of 3).

Going deep into the traps of the self defeating mind, to allow for purging and releasing – while staying connected in the Field of Love.

OCT 19
MERCURY sextile PLUTO in CAP (1 of 3).
Looks like the ‘Old Empire’ is on its way to expire.
What’s the conversation that’s now going on about that?
Where are you at?

OCT 23
The SUN enters SCO (until Nov 22).
Consciously diving into Magic, Mystery, and Transformation – t’is the Season.

OCT 25 – 2 Days before the SCO New Moon on Oct 27, i.o.w. in the Dark Moon phase
The pre-retro ‘Storm’ / stationary phase for MERCURY retro in SCO starts.

Take it easy on ‘plans’.
Get ready for synchronicities and synch’ with the Flow & Magic of Life.

OCT 30
MERCURY at the end of SCO meets VENUS.
Intimate conversations.
What is Love?

OCT 31
MERCURY (at 27°38′ SCO) goes retro (until Nov 20).
‘Inside Passage’ & Alchemy of the Mind.
MERCURY retro in SCORPIO can present itself as extra tricky, since the mind can poke & provoke us where it hurts.
Yet it’s a potent Medicine to identify self-defeating patterns of self talk and ‘inner games’ / inner ‘devil’s advocate’ that are now ripe to change – by unmasking them, and going all the way through the process – with loving Heart & clear Consciousness guiding us.

NOV 8
MERCURY retro sextile PLUTO in CAP (2 of 3).
Changes in Society re-flect inner transformation – good to be aware…
How are you the Change?

NOV 11 – Day before the TAU – SCO Full Moon on Nov 12
MERCURY retro meets the SUN on magical 11/11.
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’, having already gone through deep inner journeys? 

NOV 13
MERCURY retro sextile SATURN in CAP and trine NEPTUNE retro / LILITH in PI (2 of 3).
Being in integrity & maturity and in surrender & openness help with processing the tricks of the mind. What’s real here, and how is all / are you connected, in the web of life?

NOV 18
MARS makes a move over the ‘Tipping Point’ and joins MERCURY & the SUN in SCORPIO (until Jan 3).
Intense Stirring, Clearing, and Spiritual Mobilization.

NOV 20
MERCURY goes direct again.
May the inward-backward turning and processing lead to a transformed & renewed way of seeing and interacting with the World!

NOV 22
The SUN goes over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO to SAG.
We Rise again – towards the Light Returning.
Understanding leads to Freedom.

NOV 25 – Day before the SAG New Moon on Nov 26
MERCURY leaves the stationary post-retro ‘storm’.
Integration of the adjustment time & back into the ‘real world’, with regenerated sense of self, and awareness of where the mind comes in.

NOV 28
MERCURY post-retro trine NEPTUNE retro / LILITH in PI (3 of 3).
Allowing the Alchemy to carry you.

NOV 29
MERCURY post-retro sextile SATURN in CAP (3 of 3).
Job well done, and good lessons learned.

DEC 2
MERCURY post-retro sextile PLUTO in CAP (3 of 3)
Being changed through the greater Alchemy of Life.

DEC 8
MERCURY leaves the post-retro Shadow (MERCURY at 27°38′ SCO – where it went retro from).
After the mental deep-dive adventure it’s time to integrate our new way of Being where Mind follows Consciousness and the Heart.

DEC 9
MERCURY crosses over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG.
Growing wings…

 

Where’s MERCURY’s deep dive into SCORPIO happening in Your Chart & Life?

 

Alchemy Retort. Medieval painting, origin unknown

The House in your Chart that contains SCORPIO is the ‘Scene of Affairs’.
(Always, but esp. nowadays) a good time to go into depth where magic, transformation, and re-generation happen.

As you read this maybe you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in SCORPIO? Then there’s more to the activation between MERCURY and these Inner Archetypes of yours…

Could be a good time to check in astrologically – get in touch if you feel it’s calling you.
Maybe via my seasonal (10/10 – 11/11) OFFER
Deep Dive ASTRO ALCHEMY Sessions

 

Back to the SCORPIO Houses – we all have one (or two) –

SCORPIO in your….

 

1st House
How you show up –
Maybe ‘under cover’ – more than what meets the eye.
The World senses the charge you emit. Don’t hide, be a catalyst.

 

2nd House
What you have and value –
Magic and power-to-change.
Be aware of those ‘gifts in disguise’.

 

3rd House
Your ‘relatives’ and environment –
Do they even know you / each other?
Hide & seek games? What needs to be talked about?

 

4th House
Your home –
A regenerative haven…
If you and your family have gone through so much this is the time to talk about it and process what happened and who you’ve become through it.

 

5th House
Your creativity –
Pure magic.
You’re the Alchemist – inspired by the divine Play of Change.

 

6th House
Your work, health, and lifestyle –
Time to purge, regenerate, and transform to be in your / the Power.

 

7th House
Your significant others –
Magical Beings. Catalysts for change.
Are you aware why they might be in your life?

 

8th House
Your deep involvement and transformations –
You died many deaths and here you are. Who’s the true you?

 

9th House
Your travels and worldviews –
Through the darkness to the light.
Time for another inner / outer Journey?

 

10th House
Your calling –
Leading / modeling transformation.
Does the World know / sense? Maybe time for a renewed public-yet-private presence.

 

11th House
Your community and friends –
A magical tribe – who probably went through a lot too.
Talk with your deep dive buddies – who knows where it leads.

 

12th House
Your Oneness with All –
In the Magic & Power of Life that’s always greater than personal / interpersonal power themes.
Take time-out to dive into what-IS.

 

 

Blessings for this Mercurial Immersion Time!
Let’s dive in, be with Mystery, Magic, and not afraid of the ‘Dark’.

 

That’s the 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 – starts on OCT 12. MERCURY in the Epimethean phase.
  2. Pre-retro stationary / ‘storm’ – starts on OCT 25.
  3. MERCURY technically retro – from OCT 31 on.
  4. MERCURY meets half-way in retro the SUN – a ‘New Mercury’ is born, a.k.a. ‘Point of Enlightening Insight’ – on NOV 11 – Promethean phase starts.
  5. MERCURY direct again – on NOV 20.
  6. Post-retro stationary / ‘storm’ ends – on NOV 25.
  7. Post-retro shadow – until DEC 8.

 

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 a scorpionic trigger for getting to the core of things where things are sticky yet primed to be met and helped to move and change.

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 goes into so-called pre-retro ‘shadow’ on OCT 12 (it’ll pass for the first time the Zodiac point (11°35′ SCO) from which it will after the retro phase go direct / forward again, on Nov 20).
Noticing ‘foreshadowing’ themes of what might come up during M-r ?

A good time to be fluid as quicksilver, RE-sponsive to higher intelligence, and to trust the ‘messenger from the future’, via Scorpionic instinct, intuition and precognition.
Perhaps you’re already having deep intimate communication and contemplation around ‘neglected’ or shamed / shadow’ed SCORPIO themes (power, control, intimacy, taboos, hidden agenda…
).

 

MERCURY Retro in the Starters

 

On OCT 25
MERCURY will enter its stationary ‘storm’ period (moves very slowly), i.o.w., starts to go into ‘U-turn’ mode end of SCO (with a PISCES undertone).

A time to also slow down the regular fast and busy mind that likes to multi talk / task and be ‘in control’.
‘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 super adaptable, 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 from OCT 31 – NOV 20 the mind is geared to turn inward-backward and moves may be paradoxical, like in a labyrinth. Very SCO – PISCES too…

As always, the MERCURY retro cycle starts with the ‘Epimethean’ phase (first half – until NOV 11) where old (epic) stories, memories, and patterns show up for REasons yet unknown, REvealing themselves in the journey.

With the SCORPIO energy of the upcoming M-r, it’s good to always look deeper, tune into a magical mode, invite unexpected insights, a world of synchronicities, and: be open for in-sights by things from the past, hidden and overlooked that get our attention now for a RE-ason. 

 

At the half-way point of the M-r phase (NOV 11 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), to become more conscious, follow Spirit and the Heart (SUN). It is also called the ‘Point of Enlightened Insight’.

The second half of M-r (NOV 11 – 20) is the ‘Promethean’ phase, where new insights and new Consciousness can be more easily carried forward in creative ways.

 

Here’s to a 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 Freedom from… and for…)!

 

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 (so Scorpionic).
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 Alchemist, with M-r in SCORPIO).
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 ‘Inner Muggle’.

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 mischievously ask ourselves (M-r):
“How can I get out of the busy conditioned & controller mind now, and shift  to Openness, Creativity, and Play?”
“What does my Inner Magician / Wizard suggest?”

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. Laughing at ourselves is certainly part of the picture.

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 ‘magical 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 different ways / a different language to make sure there’s no misunderstanding in a fast / distracted context – in our oh-so ADD world.
  • Talk in a way that invites genuine emotional intimacy (SCORPIO), not in a controlling / manipulative / shutting down one (SCO shadow).
  • Ask questions that instinctively / intuitively come up (esp. to clarify otherwise held assumptions!).
  • 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 by being face-to-face with the other person rather than on the phone, or via mutual messaging / e-monologue – so ‘standardized’ and ‘normalized’ in the electronic age – M-r  gives us the chance to take a break from it! 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 focused 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’ underworld / otherworldly 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 July 2019).

 

What also 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 what comes from it?
So, keep collecting communication karma cookies, by being the random messenger & connector of kindness!

 

Back to Basics & Buddhists:
Be mindful, and observe the phenomenon mind from a deeper 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.

 

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

 

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.

Like a monkey, the mind 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 Auguste 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’re taking it easy on the pre-retro shadow phase (from OCT 12 on), rather than being ‘pulled into’ the wild ‘storm’ (from OCT 25 on), 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 in July 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 an invitation for depth a la SCORPIO.

 

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 = NOV 11).

 

8) MERCURY Retro RE-minds us…

…that direct connection with one another as an authentic and lively dialogue gives the opportunity to open up and dive deeper (a la SCORPIO…) 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! So magical!

 

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

With the SCORPIO flavour, re-connect with people whom you feel a deep, perhaps uncanny affinity with – and see how you get deeply moved and old inner themes get unstuck – maybe you haven’t forgiven them or yourself yet?!
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 SCORPIO is situated (see above).

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 make yourself or others feel bad or ashamed (that SCO quality) 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 M-r phase on NOV 11.
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 MERCURY Retro Trickster in SCORPIO 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 Magic-all MERCURY Retro in SCORPIO 2019!
Blessings for a truly transformational NO-Time!

 

Aligned with the SCORPIO Magic & Mystery, I’d love to invite you to this seasonal Astro Offering:

 

 

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We focus on YOUR SCORPIO themes that are being enhanced now, with MERCURY already and for a looong time in SCO (Oct 3 – Dec 9!), now also VENUS (Oct 8 – Nov 1), soon the SUN (Oct 23 – Nov 22), and even MARS (Nov 18 – Jan 3) 
To clear and transform them for the better, and re-connect you with your intrinsic power (SCO and PLUTO which just turned direct on Oct 3) – which helps you with being a beneficial force in the world and in empowered and empowering Relationships.

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20% off for everyone with SUN, MOON, AC, Planets, Nodes in SCORPIO
In doubt, ask me, and I look it up for you.
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RELATIONSHIP Sessions for Couples also available – please inquire.

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Payment via cash, cheque, or e-transfer.

Come on over, and let’s get INTO it,
To support Your Inner Empowering Change!

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

 

 

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Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’ and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

 

 

VENUS crosses the Alchemy Point into SCORPIO on Oct 8: How deep is your Love?

8 Oct

Blooming in the Dark – Photo by Melanie

 

Dear Astro~News Friend,

How’s it been going with the Dance of Balance and the Dance with Attractions, in the last weeks with VENUS in LIBRA?

Time to make choices and go for where there’s a magical match?

Coming from fair LIBRA, VENUS crossed this morning the ‘Alchemy Point’ / ‘Tipping Point’ and started ‘her’ underworld journey in SCORPIO (Oct 8 – Nov 1).

Attuning us to way deeper layers of Love – beyond ‘pleasant’ and ‘attractive’, and re-connecting us with Soul Partners.
SCORPIO is ruled by PLUTO after all, and PLUTO now in CAP, just having turned around from retro to direct last week says: About Time!

Stay tuned to what this phase brings – go beyond surface appearances, and don’t be ‘afraid of the dark’ and mysterious!

Peacock-a-boo. Photo by Melanie

With VENUS in SCO we’re attracted to the mystery, to peek behind the scenes, and to go deeper and more intimately in relationships with significant ‘others’.
I heard once a VENUS in SCO quote: “Intimacy = into me I see – through you!”

We might also attract lots of things that call for emotional processing.
As we’re drawn to  look under the surface, we discover hidden beauty in the dark and changeful. 
Dive in, and move through, with Love!

Don’t get too absorbed though in alluring low vibrational Scorpionic things like crimes and scandals in the media, vampire movies or real life psychic vampire situations, personal power games, and addictions that suck your life blood.

Let’s channel the energy into deep immersion in the Mystery of Life that evokes our Love as a change agent.
On that note, just saw this ‘Nature Speaks’ clip with the voice of Julia Roberts (who strikes me as very Libran / Scorpionic) – watch and you know what I mean!

 

VENUS’s ‘Dates’ with other Planets while she’s in SCORPIO (Oct 8 – Nov 1)

 

OCT 10
VENUS in early SCO in quincunx with CHIRON retro in early ARIES
Diving into the Magic of Love can be a grand adventure – be the brave Hero/ine and heal from within!

 

OCT 12
VENUS in early SCO opposite URANUS retro in early TAU (ruled by VENUS)
Intimacy vs / and(!) Freedom in Relationships.
Freedom from the ‘Known’, from old habitual patterns that we’re attached to
(either via comfort or because of unprocessed pain) and continue to attract from until we set ourselves free – or Divine / Inner Soul Intervention (a Uranian thing) does.

 

OCT 20
VENUS in mid SCO sextile SATURN & the South Node in mid CAP, and trine the North Node in mid CAN.
Commitment to deep trust and intimacy in integrity – if it feels (still) like the right commitment.
What ‘obstacles’ have you overcome? Where are you trying to do things ‘the hard way’ though? What’s the most caring and compassionate way of being with ‘karmic partners’?
Rather than choosing ‘splendid isolation’ to avoid hurt and pretending you’re cool and self sufficient, invite yourself or let life invite you into creativity and play.
Loving your Inner Child tells you about your true needs. Be enchanted by the Magic!

 

OCT 21
VENUS in mid SCO in Water Trine with NEPTUNE & LILITH in PI.
Surf the wild waves of the Big Mystery! 

 

OCT 25
VENUS in late SCO in sextile (a VENUSian aspect) with PLUTO (the Ruler of SCO) in CAP.
Tune into deep Love that knows no Time.

 

OCT 29
The New MOON (will be exact Oct 27) in SCO meets VENUS at the end of SCO.
Love and care for what’s / who’s in the dark.

 

OCT 30
MERCURY at the end of SCO – before going retro on Oct 31! – meets VENUS.
Intimate conversations (to be continued….). What is Love?

 

NOV 1
VENUS crosses over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG (Nov 1 – 25)
Love a-Rising.

 

Where is VENUS’s Deep Dive into SCORPIO happening in Your Chart & Life?

The House in your Chart that contains SCORPIO is the ‘Scene of Affairs’.
(Always, but esp. nowadays) a good time to tune into Magic and Mystery (without getting ‘lost in the dark’) and process what’s under the surface.

As you read this maybe you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in SCORPIO? Then there’s more to VENUS’s visit in SCO, since ‘she’ also activates your Scorpionic Archetypes.


Could be a good time to take me up on my Special Offer for Deep Dive ASTRO Alchemy Sessions.

 

Back to the SCORPIO Houses – we all have one (or two):

 

1st House
How you show up
Mysterious, magical, magnetic (and scary to some people)
Don’t hide – value yourself, and meet your shadow with love.

 

2nd House
What you have and value
The power to affect others deeply and the power to change
Treasure those gifts in disguise. 

 

3rd House
Your ‘relatives’ and environment
Hard core of Magical Beings – with muggles in the neighbourhood
Time to mingle and learn some tricks from each other

 

4th House
Your home & family
A magical place & regenerative Spa (or a skeleton in every closet and drawer)
Time for a purge – you might love what comes to the light! Time to connect with family and give them the love that shines through darkness.

 

5th House
Your creativity
You’re an alchemist – a juicy time for new creations you and the world will love.

 

6th House
Your work, health, and lifestyle
Time for a cleanse, and to attract new work connections that can change you and them.

 

7th House
Your significant others
The Magic of Love and Attraction. Whom are you drawn to and who’s drawn to you now, and why might this be?

 

8th House
Your deep involvement and transformations –
Time to dive in – with Love that takes you through.

 

9th House
Your travels and worldviews
Going to deep and magical places…

 

10th House
Your calling and modelling –
Being a catalyst for change – that’s why people are coming to you now.

 

11th House
Your community and friends –
Taboo free zone – where you find your Match.

 

12th House
Your Oneness with ALL –
The Big Mystery.

 
 

 

VENUS on the ‘Alchemy Point’ and in SCORPIO now brings lots of Alchemical and Magical Attractions & Gifts – if we’re diving IN!

 

Aligned with this, I’d love to invite you to this Astro Offering that goes well with the VENUS Journey:

 

ASTROLOGY Supports INNER ALCHEMY

Always – and there’s a Deeper Reason THIS Season:

I felt called to OFFER
Deep Dive ASTRO ALCHEMY Sessions with Venusian focus.

Guided by your Cosmic Map aka Astro Birth Chart, in alchemical conjunction with Voyager Tarot, Goddess & Animal Spirit cards as well as Transformation cards (they synergize so well!), we focus (always customized to YOUR unique situation) on THEMES like:


On the ‘problematic’ side of VENUS in SCO:

* Why do you attract people and situations that take you into an ‘underworldly’ / deep emotional process?
* What happens when you get stuck and attached to what you don’t even ‘want’, and what would help to come through?

AND / OR – on the powerful side of VENUS in SCO:
* What’s the Relationship Alchemy that presents itself to you now?
* Where is deep Transformation now possible in your Life?
* What does it take to go into it?
* What helps you in the process?
* Where could this go?

We focus on YOUR SCORPIO themes that are being enhanced now, with MERCURY already and for a looong time in SCO (Oct 3 – Dec 9!), now also VENUS (Oct 8 – Nov 1), soon the SUN (Oct 23 – Nov 22), and even MARS (Nov 18 – Jan 3) 
To clear and transform them for the better, and re-connect you with your intrinsic power (SCO and PLUTO which just turned direct on Oct 3) – which helps you with being a beneficial force in the world and in empowered and empowering Relationships.

What’s the deal?
DEEP DIVE Relationship Alchemy Sessions are ON
From 10/10 until 11/11 at reduced rates to sweeten the deal:

ONE-on-ONE Sessions

10% off my reg. rates for EVERYONE: 
$ 99 (instead of $ 111 reg) / 1 hr
$ 130 (instead of $ 144 reg) / 90 min
$ 170 (instead of $ 188 reg) / 2 hrs.

20% off for everyone with SUN, MOON, AC, Planets, Nodes in SCORPIO
In doubt, ask me, and I look it up for you.
$ 88 / 1 hr
$ 115 / 90 min
$ 150 / 2 hrs.

RELATIONSHIP Sessions for Couples also available – please inquire.

All Sessions In Person or Online via Zoom.
Audio link will be sent after the Session.
Payment via cash, cheque, or e-transfer.

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

 

Blessings for the VENUSian Infusion & Alchemy!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’ and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

 

 

LIBRA Super New Moon (Sept 28) opp. CHIRON – Seeds of Peace, Balance, and Healing

28 Sep

Dear Astro~News Friends,

Firstly, a reason to celebrate the 5th ASTRO~NEWS Anniversary – my very first post was for the Fall Equinox LIBRA New Moon on Sept 24, 2014 – with the theme Balance Your Life, and Live in Balance
A good motto also for the Astro~News…

This is the 470th post – yay!

 

As I’m writing to you the dark-to-NEW MOON is already in LIBRA – uniting with the LIBRA SUN at 11:26 am PDT.
So you’ll read this post after the New Moon Initiation which I trust will nature-ally occur in you. 


Lots / most of people associate a New Moon with ‘setting a new intention’ but that’s giving half of the story all the weight – not very balanced in a LIBRA sense. Intention setting is very yang-masculine. 
The other, receptive yin-feminine side is openness and conception.

So how about, in combination: Aligning with the New Moon by Planting new Seeds – trusting them to sprout, and watching them growing. The Full Moon represents the time of Fruition – with the Harvest Moon – which was the last Full Moon on Sept 13 – the most obvious example.

And as it happens, even when we haven’t set a conscious personal intention, Seeds are being planted by the Universe / God / the Higher Self when the Soul is ready.

Speaking of Soul Seeds – that’s also very apropos PLUTO’s Turnaround on Oct 3 – catalyzed by today’s New Moon.
So let’s trust Soul Seeds are being planted with this and other New Moons!

Seed Germination – Pixabay Graphic by M. Machova

 

Today’s New Moon in LIBRA is the last in a series of 3 SuperMoons – in her orbit very close to Earth.
The closest, ‘most’ SuperMoon was the central one in VIRGO on Aug 30.
The emotional tide is high under the SuperMoon – let’s be gentle with ourselves and others.


We’re closing the VIRGO SuperMoon cycle now as I’m writing.
And what a cycle it’s been – SOOO much VIRGO energy transmitted, via SUN, MOON, MERCURY, VENUS, and MARS (still in VIRGO until Oct 3).

So, well worth reviewing, integrating, and ‘digesting’ that phase. In support, you might want to check the useful table in the Astro~News VIRGO Super New Moon article re:

Lower Vibration of VIRGO – to RE-lease Higher Vibration of VIRGO – to RE-set and Embrace

Yes – with MARS still in VIRGO – for 6 weeks now, since Aug 17 there’ve been soo many issues and problems since then, so much to do, to fix and get in order…
MARS crosses over the Equinox Point into LIBRA on Oct 3 to activate and stir up the sign of Balance, Fairness, and Harmony, until Nov 18.
You can find more about the Martian move in the blog article MARS in LIBRA (Oct 3 – Nov 18): Passion for Peace, Balance, Fairness, Justice, and Synergistic Partnerships.

What a day! Oct 3 is also when PLUTO – ‘higher octave’ / transpersonal dimension of MARS – as in: Higher / Deeper / Inner Power – goes from retro to direct, and when MERCURY goes into PLUTO ruled SCORPIO for a looong time!

 

What kinds of Soul Seeds may be planted?


The Cosmic Map shows us what’s being activated.

The exact New MOON – first one in Fall 2019 – was today Sat SEPT 27 at 11:26 am PDT.

 

As you can see the SuperVIRGO energy of the last month has shifted into SuperLIBRA – and will even more so when MARS joins next week.
All about Balance, Harmony, Fairness, Justice, and Right Relationship. 


A good occasion to debunk another Astro myth which I come across so often:
That doesn’t mean it’s all fine and dandy in the LIBRA zone, with so much LIBRA.
Rather: LIBRAn affairs are a theme, a big part of the story, and likely that’s where the issues are that are brought to light and conscious awareness, via the SUN, we feel them via the MOON, we learn, talk, and understand about them via MERCURY, we’re attracted to them via VENUS, and we’re called to take action, via MARS.

Just look at what’s going on these days with Climate Action – pointing to VIRGO problems of misalignment and unawareness, and to LIBRAn lack of balance, fairness, and social justice.

If you have a concentration of heavenly bodies in a certain Zodiac field the same goes for your world – those themes are important for you, and you process them in your life.
Would you agree?

Ha – and just to make a point – have you noticed that the LIBRA New Moon chart shows up a bit tilted and out of Balance above?

 

The early LIBRA New Moon is almost exactly opposite (less than 2° off) CHIRON (presently retro) in early ARIES!
Goes to show – the new Seeds of Peace & Balance are sown by the young and brave (in Age and at Heart) Warriors showing up now authentically for their right (LIBRA) to survive (ARIES) and for the survival of other species on Planet Earth.

CHIRON now in ARIES is about the Medicine of Showing up, Starting New, and being Authentic.

On a personal level, you probably also feel a lot is at stake now that needs to come back into Balance. Choices need to be made, Harmony and Right Relationship needs to be restored.

After all – as LILITH / NEPTUNE – united in PISCES on Oct 1 (every 9 years only, with this being their only PISCES union) – show us now everywhere: All is Related, Interwoven, and ONE, in the Web of Life.
With their square to JUPITER in SAG – Heart Connection & Intention are the Keys to ‘resolve the mess’ and allow for Release and Reunion, in the Waves of Life.

 

The NEW MOON in LIBRA also goes into T-square with SATURN and the Nodal Axis. I.o.w., the MOON will T-square SATURN & the South Node in (Saturn Ruled) CAP and the North Node in (Moon Ruled) CANCER tomorrow Sept 29!
The 29th is also a SATURN / MOON Day – since 29 is the SATURN # with its 29-year cycle and from New Moon to New Moon it takes 29 days – wow, so much LIBRAN Symmetry!

What’s a New Choice that brings balance, perhaps new relatedness, and is just the right thing to do, while being gentle and compassionate?

The SUN will T-square SATURN and the Nodal Axis a week later, on Oct 7.
Conscious Harmony restored…

 

Time to gain Perspective (yeah, one of my key words this year, and JUPITER in SAG loves it), via the

SABIAN SYMBOLS for the New MOON

Since the New Moon is at 5°19 LIBRA – closer to 5° but moving towards 6° and the tradition is to go to the subsequent symbol – let’s look at both (very LIBRAn also…). 
I also gender neutralized the original gender biased language.

Amma, the ‘Hugging Saint’ and Spiritual Teacher to millions, embracing and healing as she embodies the Divine Mother energy.

LIBRA 5°

“A WO/MAN REVEALING TO HIS / HER STUDENTS THE FOUNDATION OF AN INNER KNOWLEDGE UPON WHICH A “NEW WORLD” COULD BE BUILT.

KEYNOTE: The necessity for the youthful spirits to learn from a Teacher who through his / her long experience has been able to reach solid and illuminating truths, i.e. “Seed Ideas.”

An old saying is just as valid today as ever: When the Student is ready, the Master appears.
But s/he may appear in many disguises. What matters is not the Master, but the Mastery s/he re-veals. It is veiled in his / her person. It has to be contacted through his person, rather than in his person.
Devotion to a guru may be the way, but sooner or later it should be transmuted into reverence: The truth within the disciple saluting in true humility the truth in the Teacher.

This is the last stage of the thirty-seventh five-fold sequence and it marks the culmination of the four preceding stages. What is evoked by the symbol is the essential, withal rather mysterious, process of TRANSMISSION. What is transmitted, if the situation is really adequate and understood (at least tentatively) by all participants, is not merely knowledge. It is actually Being-ness.”

 

Wow! This one is so powerful and clear!

I added a picture of Truth Shower Amma whose birthday was yesterday, who embodies Motherly Love & Compassion in Action and is loved and revered by millions, revered as a Guru but despite being put on a pedestal (literally) always humbly points to the Truth of Being.


Truth Teachers & Truth Transmitters come in so many guides.
Old / mature and very young yet wise souls who show up so much now.

Of course also as Wounded Healers a la CHIRON, not necessarily as the ‘Perfect Ones’.
The LIBRAn Art is to recognize the Truth Partner.
And SCORPIO where MERCURY (on Oct 3) and VENUS (on Oct 8) go into helps to find them behind / underneath the guise….

The Truth Teacher & Transmitter walks their Talk and shows what can be built together (very SATURN / PLUTO in CAP).

 

More gender neutralization of the original gender biased language in this one:

Vision – Pixabay Photo by Pete Linforth

LIBRA 6°

“A WO/MAN WATCHES HIS / HER IDEALS TAKING A CONCRETE FORM BEFORE HIS / HER INNER VISION.

KEYNOTE: The need to visualize clearly one’s dreams or ideals in order to make them truly effectual.

According to a French proverb, “What is well conceived can easily be formulated.”
The process of interior visualization can be quite essential, except in the case of a creative individual who has become a totally pure channel for the descent of spiritual Power, and a clear lens through which the Archetype in the Divine Mind can be projected without distortion wherever needed. In other cases the creative act is less direct: a wo/man projects into the world what s/he has “seen” reflected on the screen of his/ her individualized consciousness.

This is the first stage of the thirty-eighth five-fold sequence of symbolized phases in the process of individualized existence. It is a phase of INTERIOR FORMULATION in preparation for a creative projection of one’s ideals or concepts.”

 

Loving the wisdom in this one too. 
Also related to and clarifying the process of the New Moon element of ‘intention setting’ – and in the context of LIBRA the Artist the formulation of a vision so that it can take creative form.
Life is Art, says LIBRA. 
Which brings AIRY levity to sometimes (actually a lot these days of the SATURN Turnaround month of Sept) heavy hard-to-move CAP energy. A welcome contrast – also a good expression of the LIBRA T-Square.
And JUPITER in SAG this year, and presently in dynamic square with NEPTUNE loves Vision!

 

Wishing you an inspired and en-lightened LIBRA Super New MOON and new phase!

Where early LIBRA is in your chart via Planets or House (maybe your MOON is even in LIBRA – had a few new LIBRA MOON clients lately who weren’t aware of it yet! Even more magical!) that’s where the Seeds of Peace, Balance, and Healing are being planted!
May they sprout and grow happily!

Keep watering them with the Cancerian Care! ❤ 

 

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’ and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

 

Special offer & focus this month (until OCT 3):

Your Archetypes – Your Partners :: LIBRAn Astro Sessions

The SUN, MERCURY & VENUS are still in LIBRA and MARS follows, on OCT 3.
A big emphasis on Peace, Balance, Harmony, Art, Culture, and: Relatedness / Relationship.

If you have any ‘cosmic placements’ (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets) in LIBRA… the themes of those Archetypes / Inner ‘Players’ will more likely be on your mind, with MERCURY in LIBRA.
Engaging with what these Archetypes and sides in you stand for will bring you Balance.
Be Partners with them!
Otherwise, what often happens: We attract human partners who embody those Archetypes to help us integrate the themes. A bit of a ‘detour’.

Read on, and find the whole gist of the offer at my FB Page at the Event description.

 

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
…via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:
Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 16 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.

Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

 

MARS in LIBRA (Oct 3 – Nov 18): Passion for Peace, Balance, Fairness, Justice, and Synergistic Partnerships

28 Sep

What’s UP, Astro Friends?

After 6 1/2 weeks in VIRGO since Aug 17 (phew, soo many issues and problems since then, so much to do, to fix and get in order!!!), MARS crosses over the Equinox Point into LIBRA on OCT 3 to activate and stir up the sign of Balance, Fairness, Harmony, and wise Choices, until Nov 18.

What a day!
Oct 3 is also when PLUTO – ‘higher octave’ / transpersonal dimension of MARS – as in: Higher / Deeper / Inner Power – goes from retro to direct, and when MERCURY goes into PLUTO ruled SCORPIO for a looong time!

What has become imbalanced for you? 
MARS can motivate you to pursue activities that bring more Balance, Harmony, Relatedness, Art and Culture into your Life.

About time!
MARS was the last time in LIBRA 2 years ago (Oct 22 – Dec 9, 2017) – in its 2-year cycle through the Zodiac.

Perhaps your life is too stagnant, boring, and indecisive?
Then MARS’s job would be to get you off the fence to make a brave decision.

Or to pro-actively approach others with whom there could be a good synergistic partnership – in which both of you can be authentic.

Of course, MARS in LIBRA is also about action & activism for Justice, Fairness, and Balance – as we see in the current full-on Climate Action Movement’s events.
Interesting & very timely, how MARS in LIBRA also funnels into the Canadian Fed. Elections on Oct 21, calling us to make a bold choice.

 

If you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in LIBRA, these inner Archetypes get an energy boost in the coming weeks, yet you might also want to watch not to get too ego driven in their expression. Channel the energy into active, physical outlets which a la LIBRA would be dance and pursuit of art and culture.

 

Even if you don’t have ‘Inner LIBRAN ‘Players’ there’s a House or two where LIBRA is in your chart. And that gets now activated through MARS.
Do you want to take initiative with people related to that house?
Examples:

3rd House: People in your environment, and your extended family.
5th House: Children and creative partners, incl. lovers.
9th House: People from abroad, and people with whom you study together…
More about MARS in your LIBRA House/s below.

 

In its journey through LIBRA, MARS will go 

  • on Oct 8 into opposition with CHIRON retro now in (MARS ruled) ARIES – what does a well-weighed yet bold choice look like that honours authenticity as the Medicine? 
  • on Oct 27 into square with the South Node & SATURN – close to the Canadian Fed. Elections – calling for bold choices to assert integrity in leadership and being done with top-down old school authority. 
  • and on Nov 5 into square with PLUTO in CAP which can be a time of conflict between personal assertion of ego forces and Higher Power that follows Natural Laws, esp. when it comes to decision making, and in relationships. 

 

Let’s check out all the 

Cosmic Contacts of MARS in LIBRA (Oct 3 – Nov 18) with other Planets

…to make sure their Relationships are well balanced.
Highlight times are Oct 8 – 12, Oct 27/28, Nov 5 and 12.

OCT 3
MARS goes into LIBRA (until Nov 18).
Make sure you take care of your own inner balance first before negotiating / asserting fairness and balance with others and in the world.

OCT 8
MARS freshly in LIBRA opposes CHIRON retro in (MARS Ruled) ARIES.
What does a well-weighed bold choice look like that honours authenticity as the Medicine?
Choices might present themselves as urgent but there’s also time to weigh.

OCT 12
MARS in LIBRA in quincunx with URANUS retro in TAURUS.
While being passionate and pro-active about Balance, Peace, and right Relationships integrate liberation from attachment, and find unconditional Freedom within.

OCT 27
MARS in LIBRA forms a T-square with the South Node & SATURN in CAP and the North Node in CAN.
Taking a stand for fairness, equality, justice, and overall balance calls for bold choices. Asserting integrity in leadership means being done with top-down old school authority while showing up as our best Self and with compassion & care. 

OCT 28
MARS in LIBRA in quincunx with LILITH & NEPTUNE retro in PISCES.
All is ONE, in this wild & connected world.
How does this influence your choices and your relatedness?

NOV 5
MARS in LIBRA in square with PLUTO in CAP.
Showing up for balance and right relationship to restore natural laws and regenerate natural power.

NOV 12
MARS end of LIBRA in sextile with JUPITER end of SAG. One day after the ‘New Mercury’ / half-way point in the M-r Journey in SCO.
YES! to a balanced and trusting direction forward, now as a lot of old sabotaging messages have been processed. A ‘happy end’ for MARS in LIBRA and for JUPITER in SAG (until Dec 2).

NOV 18
MARS goes over the ‘Tipping Point’ from LIBRA to SCORPIO (until Jan 3).
Intense Stirring, Clearing, and Spiritual Mobilization.

 

 

Beautifully Tiled Staircase in San Francisco – Model for MARS in LIBRA in combo with SATURN & PLUTO in CAP – walking UP in Harmony.

 

How does MARS in LIBRA affect you, and how can you show up best in dynamic partnership with this energy?

Your SUN, MOON or Planets in LIBRA get a boost of energy – to stand up and show up for harmony, peace, balance, and right relationship!

 

And for all of us, whichever House/s LIBRA inhabits in our birth chart this is the area of Life to make a choice and partner up with:

1st House
How you show up –
Choose YOU, and be in good relationship with yourself. What action is calling?

2nd House
What you have and value –
A sense of balance, the fine art of relatedness and synergistic negotiation – ready to be stimulated (or provoked so that you can assert what’s important to you).

3rd House
Your Environment –
Art & Culture in the City – nice time of year to show up in it.

4th House
Your Home –
A cultured haven of Peace & Harmony. Maybe time for Feng Shui projects? And to be social and invite friends or bring a partner into your private life.

5th House
Your Creativity –
Get going with new artistic projects.

6th House
Your Work, Health, and Lifestyle –
A good time to bring balance (back?) into your World. If you don’t do it who will?

7th House
Your significant Others –
Are your relationships with important people in your life in synergy, reciprocity and balance?
If not you gotta assert it.

8th House
Your deep Involvement and Transformations –
Parting in peace and being civilized is your thing – maybe it’s time to be pro-active esp. when things have gotten wayyy imbalanced and you’ve addressed that a few times…

9th House
Your Travels and Worldviews –
Traveling shows you how in other cultures people relate and what they create together.
Time for an (even short-term) inspiration & freedom trip?

10th House
Your Calling and Purpose –
To show the World what it’s like to be in Harmony, Balance, and Right Relationship.

11th House
Your Community & Friends –
Art & Culture are keys. Time to take initiative and action to actually see them, and to assert Balance with them as needed.

12th House
Your Oneness with ALL –
There’s no Comparison – by Nature.
Hidden ‘Conflict’ just shows something’s stirring to be born soon.

 

Blessings for a balanced & balancing phase of MARS in LIBRA!
Melanie

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’ and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

Special offer & focus this month (until OCT 3):

Your Archetypes – Your Partners :: LIBRAn Astro Sessions

The SUN, MERCURY & VENUS are still in LIBRA and MARS follows, on OCT 3.
A big emphasis on Peace, Balance, Harmony, Art, Culture, and: Relatedness / Relationship.

If you have any ‘cosmic placements’ (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets) in LIBRA… the themes of those Archetypes / Inner ‘Players’ will more likely be on your mind, with MERCURY in LIBRA.
Engaging with what these Archetypes and sides in you stand for will bring you Balance.
Be Partners with them!
Otherwise, what often happens: We attract human partners who embody those Archetypes to help us integrate the themes. A bit of a ‘detour’.

Read on, and find the whole gist of the offer at my FB Page at the Event description.

 

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
…via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:
Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 16 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

Coming up:

EmBody Astrology on Sept 29

Here’s a link to its FB page.

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

 

 

MERCURY 9 1/2 weeks in SCORPIO (Oct 3 – Dec 9)! Taboo Talk, Intimate Conversations, and 6th Sense

27 Sep

Dear Astro~News Reader,

Dr. Jeckyll / Mr. Hyde – artist unknown

We gotta address taboos and hidden agenda.
Privately, inter-personally, and publicly.

 

Ha – just in time before the Canadian Federal Elections on Oct 21 -when MERCURY in SCO will be in pre-retro shadow (from Oct 13 on).

Whoa – wait a minute… MERCURY will be in SCORPIO forever, AND retro, starting from Halloween on?

Yep. No hoax here.

This can become… interesting!

Getting out of the closet & airing what’s been hidden can be painful yet important for processing, empowering and transforming.

…says also PLUTO the ‘Lord of Scorpio’, prominent in October, since it changes directions from retro (inner / hidden / old Power issues) since end of April, to direct (Power to Change) from Oct 3 on.
And yep, PLUTO in CAP these years (2009 – 2023) is all about the change of abusive and corrupt power structures, government, and top-down leadership, and empowered transformation via building the new and evolved.
While admittedly (and ‘normal’ for PLUTO) status quo power structures hold on with teeth & claws – in the inevitable evolutionary change that’s coming and happening.

 

And now: MERCURY

Tipping Point – Photo by Ted Roberts

So – MERCURY will cross over the ‘Tipping Point’ from LIBRA to SCORPIO on Oct 3, on the DAY when PLUTO changes directions, and just after the Sept 28 LIBRA New Moon.

MERCURY will be in the ‘Down Under’ Zodiac sign for a while: until Dec 9 (you guessed why – it’ll go retro, Oct 31 – Nov 20). 
MERCURY will go almost fully through SCORPIO before going retro on Oct 31, and cover the (under)ground of the second half of SCO – 11 – 28 degrees – 3 times.

Big Time for Taboo Talk, as we dive into ‘uncomfortable’, scary, repressed, covered up, ‘under wraps’ and unfathomable topics and scenarios, remembered, experienced, or perhaps vividly pictured.
Yet, MERCURY in SCORPIO also opens up our 6th sense, tickles our interest in the mystery, the magical and otherwise unseen. And it’s much more conducive for deep intimate conversations.

 

Let’s see which connections MERCURY in SCORPIO makes with other Planetary Players – some triple contacts, in the pre-retro / retro / post-retro loop.


In order of appearance:

OCT 3
MERCURY enters SCORPIO – on the day when PLUTO the ‘Lord of SCORPIO’ goes direct.
Power to Change, and to Change the Conversation.

OCT 5
MERCURY in quincunx with CHIRON retro in ARIES.
Authentic Talk can be awkward, or refreshing to address vulnerabilities & taboos.

OCT 6
MERCURY opp. URANUS retro in TAU.
Wild card / liberating shifts in thinking and communications.
Be intuitive, innovative, expect the unexpected, incl. surprise news.
No rush to ‘run with them’ though.

OCT 8
VENUS joins MERCURY in SCORPIO (until Nov 1).

How deep is your Love?

OCT 12
Pre-retro Shadow (MERCURY at 11°35′ SCO – where it’ll go direct again) starts.
Fore-shadowing issues?

OCT 13
MERCURY sextile SATURN in CAP (1 of 3).
Considering deeper issues.

OCT 15
MERCURY trine NEPTUNE retro / LILITH in PI (1 of 3).

Going deep into the traps of the self defeating mind, to allow for purging and releasing while staying connected in the Field of Love.

OCT 19
MERCURY sextile PLUTO in CAP (1 of 3).
Looks like the ‘Old Empire’ is on its way to expire.
What’s the conversation that’s now going on about that? What do you think?

OCT 23
The SUN enters SCO (until Nov 22).
Consciously diving into Magic, Mystery, and Transformation – t’is the Season.

OCT 25
The pre-retro ‘Storm’ / stationary phase for MERCURY retro in SCO starts.
Take it easy on ‘plans’.
Get ready for synchronicities and synch’ with the Flow & Magic of Life.

OCT 30
MERCURY at the end of SCO meets VENUS.
Intimate conversations. What is Love?

OCT 31
MERCURY (at 27°38′ SCO) goes retro (until Nov 20).
Alchemy of the Mind.
MERCURY retro in SCORPIO can present itself as really tricky, since the mind can poke & provoke us where it hurts – only to identify self-defeating patterns of self talk and ‘inner game’ that are now ripe to change – by going all the way through the process.

NOV 8
MERCURY retro sextile PLUTO in CAP (2 of 3).
Changes in Society re-flect inner transformation – good to be aware…

NOV 11
MERCURY retro meets the SUN on magical 11/11.
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’, having already gone through deep inner journeys? 

NOV 13
MERCURY retro sextile SATURN in CAP and trine NEPTUNE retro / LILITH in PI (2 of 3).
Being in integrity & maturity and in surrender & openness help with processing the tricks of the mind. What’s real here, and how is all / are you connected, in the web of life?

NOV 18
MARS makes a move over the ‘Tipping Point’ and joins MERCURY & the SUN in SCORPIO (until Jan 3).
Intense Stirring, Clearing, and Spiritual Mobilization.

NOV 20
MERCURY goes direct again.
May the inward-backward turning and processing lead to a transformed & renewed way of seeing and interacting with the World!

NOV 22
The SUN goes over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO to SAG.
We Rise again – towards the Light Returning. Understanding leads to Freedom.

NOV 25
MERCURY leaves the stationary post-retro ‘storm’.
Integration of the adjustment time – back into the ‘real world’, with a regenerated sense of self, and awareness of where the mind comes in.

NOV 28
MERCURY post-retro trine NEPTUNE retro / LILITH in PI (3 of 3).
Allowing the Alchemy to carry you.

NOV 29
MERCURY post-retro sextile SATURN in CAP (3 of 3).
Job well done, and good lessons learned.

DEC 2
MERCURY post-retro sextile PLUTO in CAP (3 of 3)
Being changed through the greater Alchemy of Life.

DEC 8
MERCURY leaves the post-retro Shadow (MERCURY at 27°38′ SCO – where it went retro from).
After the mental deep-dive adventure it’s time to integrate our new way of Being where Mind follows Consciousness and the Heart.

DEC 9
MERCURY crosses over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG.
Growing wings…

 

More about MERCURY retro in SCORPIO (Oct 31 – Nov 20) in a blog post closer to MERCURY pre-retro shadow (which starts Oct 12).

For now, let’s dive in, be with Mystery, Magic, and not afraid of the ‘Dark’.

 

Where’s MERCURY’s deep dive into SCORPIO happening in Your Chart & Life?

Alchemy Retort. Medieval painting, origin unknown

The House in your Chart that contains SCORPIO is the ‘Scene of Affairs’.
(Always, but esp. nowadays) a good time to go into depth where magic, transformation, and re-generation happen.

As you read this maybe you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in SCORPIO? Then there’s more to the activation between MERCURY and these Inner Archetypes of yours…

Could be a good time to check in astrologically – get in touch if you feel it’s calling you.

 

Back to the SCORPIO Houses – we all have one (or two) –

SCORPIO in your….

 

1st House
How you show up –
Maybe ‘under cover’ – more than what meets the eye.
The World senses the charge you emit. Don’t hide, be a catalyst.

 

2nd House
What you have and value –
Magic and power-to-change.
Be aware of those ‘gifts in disguise’.

 

3rd House
Your ‘relatives’ and environment –
Do they even know you / each other?
Hide & seek games? What needs to be talked about?

 

4th House
Your home –
A regenerative haven…
If you and your family have gone through so much this is the time to talk about it and process what happened and who you’ve become through it.

 

5th House
Your creativity –
Pure magic.
You’re the Alchemist – inspired by the divine Play of Change.

 

6th House
Your work, health, and lifestyle –
Time to purge, regenerate, and transform to be in your / the Power.

 

7th House
Your significant others –
Magical Beings. Catalysts for change.
Are you aware why they might be in your life?

 

8th House
Your deep involvement and transformations –
You died many deaths and here you are. Who’s the true you?

 

9th House
Your travels and worldviews –
Through the darkness to the light.
Time for another inner / outer Journey?

 

10th House
Your calling –
Leading / modeling transformation.
Does the World know / sense? Maybe time for a renewed public-yet-private presence.

 

11th House
Your community and friends –
A magical tribe – who probably went through a lot too.
Talk with your deep dive buddies – who knows where it leads.

 

12th House
Your Oneness with All –
In the Magic & Power of Life that’s always greater than personal / interpersonal power themes.
Take time-out to dive into what-IS.

 

Blessings for a truly transformational MERCURY in SCORPIO!
Melanie

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’ and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

Special offer & focus this month (until OCT 3):

Your Archetypes – Your Partners :: LIBRAn Astro Sessions

The SUN, MERCURY & VENUS are still in LIBRA and MARS follows, on OCT 3.
A big emphasis on Peace, Balance, Harmony, Art, Culture, and: Relatedness / Relationship.

If you have any ‘cosmic placements’ (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets) in LIBRA… the themes of those Archetypes / Inner ‘Players’ will more likely be on your mind, with MERCURY in LIBRA.
Engaging with what these Archetypes and sides in you stand for will bring you Balance.
Be Partners with them!
Otherwise, what often happens: We attract human partners who embody those Archetypes to help us integrate the themes. A bit of a ‘detour’.

Read on, and find the whole gist of the offer at my FB Page at the Event description.

 

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
…via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:
Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 16 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

Coming up:

EmBody Astrology on Sept 29

Here’s a link to its FB page.

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

 

LILITH & NEPTUNE Union in PISCES (Oct 1) square JUPITER in SAG – Wave of Nature-All Heart Connectedness

26 Sep

Sensing the Wave of Overwhelm, and / or of Unity in the Web of Life?

Golden Light Wave – Photo by Melanie

We (as ‘individuals’) have overwhelmingly more in common with each other than what separates us.
‘Even’ genetically, the ratio is less than 99% : 1%
One Soup of Life.

‘All is ONE’ might sound like a ‘hippie slogan’ but is also a spiritual pointer to the unfathomable truth of Beingness.

LILITH in unifying PISCES this year (since May 3, 2019, until Jan 27, 2020) has shown us how our unconditioned, ‘wild & free’ Nature is in ONEness with all Life. 
Here’s a blog article for LILITH in PISCES from end of April.

The highlight of LILITH’s Journey through the oceanic waters of PISCES is ‘her’ meeting (every 9 years – last one in June 2010) with NEPTUNE – a ‘transpersonal’ Archetype of the Collective, in PI 2012 – 2026.
Their only union in PISCES.
The LILITH – NEPTUNE union in unifying PISCES is coming up on Oct 1. 
Of course we already feel it all of September if not longer.

Themes of unconditional Love, Loving What-IS, dropping & letting go of conditions, Being in our ‘wild & free Nature’, and allowing ourselves to let energies ‘move through us’ and be released… 

And of course: The Surfing Buddha shows where it’s at:

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn


And the LIBRA Super New Moon on Sept 28 catalyzes LILITH – NEPTUNE, you bet.

LILITH / NEPTUNE are also in square with JUPITER in SAG (tagging on the JUPITER – NEPTUNE square – # 3 of 3 in 2019 – that was exact on Sept 21).

You can see LILITH / NEPTUNE and their square with JUPITER in the LIBRA New Moon chart:

How can we find meaning, direction, and happiness (SAG) – esp when things are overwhelming and confusing?


Through Heart (SAG) Connection (PISCES).  The Heart is the big Unifier.
And from the Heart everything looks differently – perspective, gratitude, oneness, raised vibrations.
That’s where it is now – well, nothing new but the go-to / be-at in the NOW.

 

May we tune into the Wave of Nature-All Heart Connectedness!
Blessings for LILITH – NEPTUNE in PISCES! 


 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’ and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

Special offer & focus this month:

Your Archetypes – Your Partners :: LIBRAn Astro Sessions

The SUN, MERCURY & VENUS are now in LIBRA and MARS follows, on OCT 3.
A big emphasis on Peace, Balance, Harmony, Art, Culture, and: Relatedness / Relationship.

If you have any ‘cosmic placements’ (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets) in LIBRA… the themes of those Archetypes / Inner ‘Players’ will more likely be on your mind, with MERCURY in LIBRA.
Engaging with what these Archetypes and sides in you stand for will bring you Balance.
Be Partners with them!
Otherwise, what often happens: We attract human partners who embody those Archetypes to help us integrate the themes. A bit of a ‘detour’.

Read on, and find the whole gist of the offer at my FB Page at the Event description.

 

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 16 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

Coming up:

EmBody Astrology on Sept 29

Here’s a link to its FB page.

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