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Sept 23: Fall Equinox / Mabon – Perfect Balance?

20 Sep

Amazing Sand Art by Jim Denevan, in Sydney AUS


Dear ASTRO~NEWS Reader,

On Sept 23, the SUN will enter LIBRA – the Beginning of Fall 2019!

The seasonal & timely prime theme is Balance – Balance – Balance…

Let’s hold space, and find inner Balance, these times when it’s more than ever required. Wise choices result.


This year on Monday Sept 23 at 12:51 am PDT, the SUN crosses from VIRGO to LIBRA, the cosmic point of ‘Perfect Balance’.

On Sept 22 and 23, the days and nights are exactly equally long in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, as the SUN is exactly above the Equator!
Equi-nox literally means in Latin: Equal night.

Here’s a nice simple and clear astronomical Equinox illustration

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha,, Lughnassadh / Lammas, Mabon / FALL EQUINOX, Samhain, and Yule.

On this sacred Balance Point, we’re celebrating one of the 4 Solar Turning Points of the Year:
Autumnal Equinox, a.k.a. Mabon.

In the Medicine Wheel it’s related to the West, the place of the Setting Sun.

Which corresponds with LIBRA in the Zodiac, the energy we’re moving into now with the Fall Equinox: 
LIBRA rules in the horoscope the 7th H3rouse above the Western horizon – the astrological field related to one-on-one relationships with significant others in our lives.

With the FALL EQUINOX, we’re also moving from the ‘Realm of the Sun’ – Spring and Summer in the Northern hemisphere when day light is longer than the night time – , to the ‘Realm of the Moon’ – Fall and Winter, when night hours are longer than day light.

In the Southern Hemisphere, SPRING returns.
Happy Spring Equinox, dear friends in the Southern Lands of Planet Earth!


Here’s the cosmic map of the FALL EQUINOX, as seen from Victoria BC:

This time generated with astro.com since I’m en route in Vancouver.


As you can see, it’s an almost exact midnight chart as 12:51 am PDT corresponds with 11:51 pm PDT (on Sept 22).
MARS in VIRGO, the SUN freshly in LIBRA, plus VENUS & MERCURY ahead of it, all on the bottom of the chart / mostly 4th House, ruled by CANCER which is also rising, together with the MOON.
Very lunar indeed, heralding the two darker seasons of the MOON when we retreat into the private sphere more, seek a cozy shelter, and host friends and family.

Nurturing, gentle, compassionate, ‘mothering’ and caring qualities of CANCER are also very supported this year, with the Lunar North Node in CANCER (until June 2020).


What’s coming up in the Astro~Weather this Fall?

A few Highlights:


* Coach / Teacher SATURN went (Sept 18) and Powerhouse PLUTO goes (from Oct 2 on) out of retro & direct again – both in CAPRICORN, and gearing up for their epochal (well, every 38 years but this one will be very potent) union on Jan 12, 2020.
Lots of concrete evidence (SATURN) showing how old power based systems don’t work anymore (did they ever?), and are in dire need for transformation from within.
No more soul selling to the machines, to the effect of loosing family values and coherence, and of direct contact with other human beings. Saturnian walking away from what’s harmful, and maturity / discipline / consistency to stick with it ain’t easy in this F.O.M.O. (fear of missing out) / ADD world, yet that’s where it’s at.


* ‘Wild’ LILITH (since May and until end of Jan 2020 in PISCES) will meet the Unifier NEPTUNE, exact on Oct 1 (every 9 years only).
LILITH doesn’t show up in this chart by astro.com but trust me – she’s there!
What kind of union is this?
One that brings us back to Oneness – our True ‘Wild Nature’.


* MARS the Warrior will be this Fall in LIBRA (Oct 3 – Nov 18) & early SCORPIO (Nov 18 – Jan 3).
In LIBRA, MARS shows up as the Warrior for Peace, Justice, Fairness, and Balance in so many ways. 
In SCORPIO, MARS energy penetrates to what’s under the surface, and acts as a change agent.


* MERCURY will be for a long time in SCORPIO this year (Oct 3 – Dec 9), since that’s where the swift Messenger Archetype will go retro, Oct 31 (YES!) – Nov 20.
A seasonal and prob. again much needed adjustment from Mind / Head to Spirit & Consciousness.


* JUPITER continues & completes its Journey in its very darling sign SAG by Dec 3.
Sooo, which Journey is JUPITER taking you on???
So much new and bigger perspective this year, hey?!

The Truth shall set you FREE!
Where do you feel so much genuine gratitude, and how does your generosity express freely?
Do you trust the process? Do you trust yourself, others, and the Universe?


Would you like to explore the FALL 2019 Astro Weather in a circle, and as it shows up in YOUR life? 
Come join us in the Fall 2019 Astro Parlour, on Mon SEPT 23!
Here is the FB Event. 
In person / online participation possible.

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.


© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger


Blessings for the Fall Equinox!
May the Harvest of your Summer Season be abundant!





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.

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.

…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!

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 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 – just in time with the Fall Equinox – 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!



RETRO Summer Ahead! RE-Sourcing from Within…

28 Jun

Dear Astro~News Reader in Lunar / Saturnian Infusion,

The CAP – CAN Full Moon with SATURN of June 27 / 28 has brought a lot to fruition that calls for completion (see blog post here) , and we’re now in its energy field ‘distribution’.

There’s another important ‘cosmic signature’ this Summer that helps with the inner processing and completion (and you can see some of it already in the Full Moon chart:
Lots of planetary energies are / will be soon RETROGRADE:
Up to 6 in July, and even up to 7 in August!

In the already present and upcoming turnaround course, we’re called to go backwards / inwards, for REsolve and RElease, esp. when it comes to old low and unconscious perhaps karmically ‘inherited’ vibrations of…


RETRO Record Summer 2018

Lots of planetary energies are / will be soon RETROGRADE:
Up to 6 in July, and even up to 7 in August!


In the already present and upcoming turnaround course, we’re called to go backwards / inwards, to REsolve and RElease, esp. when it comes to old low and unconscious perhaps karmically ‘inherited’ vibrations of…


MERCURY in LEO (retro July 25 – Aug 18):
Old mental patterns that revolve around oneself, perhaps in narcissistic ways.


MARS in AQ (retro June 26 – Aug 27 – back into late CAP):
Old ego and societal patterns that divide and isolate us from friends, community, and humanity.


SATURN in CAP (retro Apr 17 – Sept 6): 
Old REpetitive patterns, karma, blocks and obstacles, through being stuck in (self) judgment, taking too much on, carrying too much, being the scape goat.


CHIRON in AR (retro July 4 – Dec 8 – back into late PI)
Old stressful survival mode wounds.


URANUS in TAU (retro Aug 7 – Jan 7, 2019 – back into late AR)
Old attachments that prevent our true freedom.


NEPTUNE in PI (retro June 18 – Nov 24)
Old overwhelm, confusion, delusions, addictions, feeling victimized, and ways of ‘checking out’ and giving up.


PLUTO in CAP (retro Apr 22 – Sept 30)
Old (outer and inner) powers that oppress and abuse, old control patterns.


…and find through the release from the ‘inside’ more conscious vibrations of:


Expressing and showing ourselves lovingly, passionately, creatively, and heart-fully.


Building in Community. Together we’re stronger.


Standing in our Authority, prioritizing what matters most, and working with our Best.


The ‘wound’ carries the Medicine. We’re suffering the wounds of the collective, and heal when we surrender and are authentic.


Embodied Liberation into the vibrant NOW Presence.


Dropping into Unity Consciousness, in the Unified Field.


Empowered by and for Evolution.



If it calls you come join (live in person in Victoria, or online via zoom) the 

RETRO Record Summer 2018 –
Special ASTRO Parlour
RE-sourcing from Within

…where we’ll tune in and explore these themes so that the process can be naturally supported.
7:16 – 10 PM PDT
3:16 – 6 PM PDT – additional afternoon group can be opened, with outdoor option.
The evening group has an online option – afternoon too if we’re not outdoors!


If you can’t come to the Parlour, or prefer a private setting let’s meet in a one-on-one session, to explore and reveal how you can be in natural alignment and soul supported with the Astro~Weather this Summer – and beyond!


Pre-Retro 😉 Blessings to you!


© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger



Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, to live from YOUR INNER ‘COSMIC COMPASS’.

My Invitation

If you feel the resonance with the themes above,  and you could use support in your journey drop me a line, and we can set up a private Astrology consult session, or initial 20-min orientation talk, to find out what would be the best course of action.
Maybe it’s time to fully benefit from a 3- or 5- sessions coaching sequence?
Just email me (licht@islandnet.com) if you’d like to discuss options.

Please find upcoming Astrology workshops and classes, embodied Astrology, as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. videos, on my FB Page:

Astrology for Self Realization.

June is Dad’s Month – check out the offer that’s still on until June 30: 
Starry Gifts are 20% off & 2-for-1 Sessions are on!
Maybe a perfect occasion to explore YOUR Astrology and its guidance for your journey?

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

* The SUN crosses the Kuan Yin Point, and enters PISCES, on Feb 18: Coherence and Compassion.

18 Feb

This is the time of year when Aquarian Air turns into PISCEAN Water.
This morning, Feb 18 at 3:31 am PST, the SUN entered PISCES.

It’s the time-of-season in the Northern hemisphere when frosty Aquarian ice crystals and snow melt, and the Winter gets ‘washed out’….. More rain? Maybe… (not everywhere on Planet Earth of course).

Definitely a time to connect in Humanity (AQ) and know that we’re all in this together (hence I call it ‘Coherence Point’). In a group it’s the vibe of tuning into the shared ‘field’.

The 2015 Chinese New Year on that point inspired me to call this cusp also ‘Kuan Yin Point’, since she is the Goddess of Love and Compassion for all of Humanity. A good time to invoke her (any time of course).



Crystal activated Voyager card XVII – Star, showing Kuan Yin… – Photo and crystal activation by Melanie


The SUN will be in PISCES until March 20, and connect there with NEPTUNE on March 1, with CHIRON on March 14, plus the PI New Moon on Feb 26 will be an Annular ‘Ring of Fire’ SOLAR ECLIPSE (path goes over South America / South-West Africa)!
A huge planetary field in PISCES then, with MERCURY (entering PI on Feb 25), South Node, SUN, MOON, NEPTUNE, and CHIRON!  Stay tuned for an Astro~News blog post!

PISCES, the last Water sign, last Winter sign, and last sign of the Zodiac supports ‘endings’, surrendering, letting go, and being ‘neutral’. What may come our way when we’re in that vibration we can easily meet with LOVE, and whatever is not a good match can be released with LOVE, with ease and flow.

A new cycle follows, from the Spring Equinox (March 20) on.



Neptune Rules Pisces. Painting by Johfra Bosschart


The ‘Ring of Fire’ Annular Solar ECLIPSE in early PISCES on Feb 26 helps us with ‘washing out’ and re-balancing in a much bigger way what the LEO / Regulus / VIR – AQ FULL MOON on Feb 10 has been preparing us for.

Have you been feeling its effects (usually in the month before, if not longer), and welcoming the ‘karmic gifts’ it offers?
* Clearing residual ‘chaos’ / overwhelm (South Node / NEPTUNE in PI)
* Re-aligning with integrity (VIR), to radiate our authentic Self (LEO).

More about what’s involved in the cosmic ‘download’ in the next email ASTRO~NEWS, and in the Astro~News Blog.

Come join us on FRI FEB 24 @ 4:24 pm PST (live in person in Victoria, or via Hangout from anywhere on Planet Earth) for the

* Ring of Fire Annular Solar Eclipse Astro*Parlour
You are welcome to link into our group synergy – where your unique cosmic contributions & connections are lit up, in conscious coherence with the energies of the Eclipse (and with one another)!
Here’s the FB event


© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger



Serving you in and out of Victoria since 2000


My Invitation

  • Do the PISCES themes sound familiar? If you hear the calling, feel the resonance, and could use support in finding YOUR medicine drop me a line, and we can set up a private session to tap into cosmic guidance?
    Or maybe it’s time to fully benefit from a 3- or 5- session coaching sequence? Email me and we can customize it.
  • Interested in experiential Astrology, via courses, workshops, or embodied chart constellations  in Victoria BC?
    They are featured in the email Astro~News (sent out every 2 weeks and cover the whole Astro~Weather phase from New Moon to Full Moon or FM to NM). I’m happy to subscribe you (pls message me your email address).

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