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

24 Sep

After the SATURN-in-CAP gear shift from retro to direct on Sept 18 we’re in PLUTO-in-CAP U-Turn mode end of Sept to mid-Oct – basically the whole LIBRA season!

On Oct 3, PLUTO in CAP turns direct / forward again!
MERCURY (on Sept 26) and VENUS (on Sept 30) are about to square 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. Maybe a transformation has been going on in you already to show you what it takes for Power to Change, and what needed to change in you to get there.

PLUTO’s retro trip since Apr 24 has brought up a lot of collective and personal inner and old  conditioning, and shown where we can feel disempowered through controlling power structures and hierarchies. This could have manifested in personal, interpersonal and societal dynamics.

With SATURN retro and the Lunar South Node so close to PLUTO retro this Spring / early Summer, we’ve seen lots of concrete evidence of old structures and the ‘Old Empire’ expiring.
Maybe you like myself have experienced situations where reality checks, closures and boundaries (SATURN in CAP) were important to demonstrate you’re not engaging in the old energy anymore but ARE the change.
The South Node is drifting further back in CAP now, while SATURN will approach and finally pass PLUTO (every 38 years only) on Jan 12, 2020. Early 2020 will be very very significant phase for building a new transformed foundation.

This is a turnaround phase to take our Power back, and / or not give it away in the first place. 

Many man-made / human-controlled greed & fear based or top-down authority structures (shadows of CAP-italist CAP) might be hard to come by / seem to require ‘moving mountains’ to make changes in distribution / accessibility / respect for everyone, no matter where they’re ‘positioned’ in the structure.
Yet, that’s also an old Capitalist and PISCES Age story that’s changing now. Too slowly??? Just-in-Time?

Inquiry questions, with the CAP theme these years (2008 – 2023) of PLUTO’s CAP destruction and REbuilding process:

  • What and where are RESOURCES (collectively and personally speaking) that don’t waste time and energy and don’t produce more waste but are renewable?
  • How can we lead life in a way that isn’t efforting / resisting but resourceful and regenerative?
  • Who are the ones (really!) in charge???
  • What’s controlling us, and how can we take Power back?
  • What’s Power from the inside-out?
  • How can we work wisely with TIME?
  • How can we be free from / beyond time control, and in timeless awareness?

 

Heart on PLUTO – as seen by the New Horizons mission in July 2015

With the stationary / direct PLUTO in CAP mode, it’s Time to RE-generate from within, in Nature, and in our True Nature.

Being connected to Source is instantly empowering.

What’s the POWER to CHANGE?

(Look at the signs…  )

Where can the change in you be sourced?
What can the status quo change into?

  • The Power of TIME and Timeliness.
    How do we know when TIME is ‘right & ripe”?
    Tuning into our inner Soul Time is the way to go.
    Astrology can help by showing us the cosmic cycles, and how to align with them, assisting our natural inner knowing and intuition. 

    Don’t let yourself get pressured by external forces (“You should be already….”) and time / resource scarcity, in this ever so 24/7 production mode world – which isn’t really all that productive anyway if natural cycles of rest and regeneration aren’t honoured.
    So perhaps the Power of TIME means to slow down, smell the Roses, and let things ripen…?
  • Honouring the Elders, and Receiving Guidance.
    Elders may be biological Elders, Spirit Elders, the spirit of the ‘Old World’…
    Being guided by them and towards them can be very powerful if you hear the call.
  • Working Well with Resources. Being Resourceful.
    Which ties into Time and Natural Laws…

    Working respectfully with the cycles of Nature, incl. our own nature, the human life cycle and day-to-day cycles. CAP traditionally works with the Land and cooperates with Nature.
    When and where is a good time / place to seed / plant / harvest?
    The Fall Equinox (Sept 23) is one of the main markers of the Solar year, and the New Moon in Libra on Sept 28 offers nature-all energy for harvesting / planting new seeds for harmony, balance and relatedness.

    There’s simplicity and beauty in this. Can we apply it again more into our lives?
    CAP says: I use what’s here and make the best out of it. I’m resourceful.
    The shadow would be to abuse, over-use, and the lack would be to under-use what would be a helpful resource.
    So, bottom line: TIME for an inventory / invent-ory.
  • Wisdom of the Body.
    The most obvious ‘earthly resource’ is our body of course. Mid-to-late CAP where PLUTO is now has also a TAURUS – VIRGO undertone – TAU rules embodiment and sensations, and VIRGO alignment.

    Don’t let yourself get de-stabilized from chaos, disruptions and imbalance around (an – understandable but not helpful – low grade experience of URANUS now in TAURUS).
    Find and stand your ground, and emBody Freedom.

    Let’s definitely bring the wisdom of the BODY in, for wise choices, and empowering change!

 

Let’s take a look at the

Sabian Symbols for the PLUTO U-Turn Point

PLUTO goes direct / forward from on Oct 3 at 20’38° CAP.

I’ll use both 20° and 21° CAP this time, to show you the theme where PLUTO would have almost gone back to (20°) but didn’t quite. This ground had been already covered (dug up and transformed) by PLUTO – representing the Power of Evolution.

 

CAPRICORN 20°

Gospel Choir – Pixabay Public Domain Graphic

“A HIDDEN CHOIR IS SINGING DURING A RELIGIOUS SERVICE.

KEYNOTE: The fulfillment of the individual’s creative function through his participation in a group performance consecrated to a transcendent realization of unity.

In great cathedrals and other religious edifices the choir is normally hidden behind the altar or above the nave. It symbolizes thus more perfectly the supernal harmony of “heaven” — or the music of the spheres. The ideal of social participation is exalted to its highest manifestation, for the choir also represents the multifaceted and polyphonic unity of the community in its transcendent state of perfect harmony. Within this harmony the individual who has overcome his egocentric separativeness and developed his higher consciousness finds fulfillment in super-personal togetherness.

This is the fifth and last symbol of this fifty-eighth sequence. It presents us with the purest form of group-harmony, the most basic yet most difficult fulfillment of the social state. At the level of the individual person this “hidden choir” would refer to the polyphonic integration of all faculties in their most spiritual manifestations: the ideal of PLENITUDE of being.”

 

And here’s the next degree – showing what’s up for change, where the shadow lies, and also where the evolution can come from.
PLUTO will activate it in Oct / Nov (and already has, early this year):

CAPRICORN 21°

Relay Race Pixabay Photo by Thomas Wolter 

A RELAY RACE.

KEYNOTE: The value of competition in developing group-consciousness.

Here we are no longer dealing with competition between individuals, but with competition between groups of individuals who take turns successively in order to maximize the group effort and the possibility of outstanding results. The whole of civilization is a vast kind of relay race in which groups of people and generations carry the torch of what we call “progress.” Major achievements result from the sum total of human strivings.

This first symbol of the fifty-ninth sequence stresses one especially dynamic aspect of “group performance.” Wherever this symbol appears, it emphasizes the value of group cooperation and of necessary give-and-take. One must seek to relate and adjust one’s strength to the challenge presented by competitors in DYNAMIC INTERCHANGE.”

 

Both the Hidden Choir and the Relay Race Symbols show different expressions of a joint performance in excellence (CAP), stimulated / motivated by unity (the NEPTUNE Archetype – presently very active) and / or challenge and competition (the MARS Archetype – also very ON). 
Both expressions show where the Power to Change can be accessed. 
Not in separation / isolation – the shadow of our oh-so ‘convenient’ electronic age – but in cooperation. Which leads over from CAP to AQUARIUS – the direction PLUTO goes towards and reaches in 2023.

We are the Change!

 

Blessings for Nature-ALL Empowerment, with PLUTO’s Turnaround!
May the Power of & to Change be with You & in You!

 

© 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.

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.

 

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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!

 

 

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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!

 

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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.

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!

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!

 

PISCES – VIRGO Full Moon (Sept 13) – Spiritual Harvest

11 Sep

Dear Ones,
What a Full Moon Wave has been building up!

Yes, the Full MOON will be in PISCES – late PISCES that-is, which also has a PISCES undertone (ask me about these decanates = segments in each sign if you wonder…).
And it comes with NEPTUNE aka Poseidon, Ruler of the Sea – and of PISCES, plus with LILITH (sorta) commonly known as ‘Wild Woman Archetype’ or rather: Our Wild & Free unconditioned Nature.

Wow, that’s a mouthful of alignments – Big Wave ‘material’ indeed.

And we’ve already seen in the meteo weather huge rogue waves, caused by Hurricane Dorian whose force was devastating on the Bahamas, having recently also reached Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. 

Thankfully, the ‘crest of the wave’ will be reached with the Full MOON in oceanic PISCES!

 

Japanese Master Katsushika Hokusai:
Great Wave of Kanagawa

So, what does the PISCES – VIRGO FULL MOON with all her ‘Entourage’ deliver astro-energetically ?

Many attributes.
Many factors involved.
  • FULL MOON with NEPTUNE & LILITH towards the end of PISCES
  • SUN with MARS, and MERCURY / VENUS (united on the FM day) towards the end of VIRGO
  • A Mutable T-square to JUPITER in SAG
  • It comes in a rare ‘Mystic Rectangle’ – a relief from the sharp T-square.
  • Very mutable, and the last day of 0 Planets in AIR signs
  • Friday the 13th – won’t correspond with a Full MOON again until 2049.
    Please find a myth debunking and Goddess honouring piece about that superstition in this article.
  • It’s the Harvest Moon 2019 – the closest FM to Fall Equinox (on Sept 23).
  • It catalyzes MERCURY & VENUS to enter LIBRA together, on Sept 14.
  • It catalyzes SATURN (a Harvest Planet) to go out of retro / direct again, on Sept 18.
  • It catalyzes the 3rd and final square 2019 between JUPITER & NEPTUNE, exact on Sept 21.
  • It catalyzes the Union of LILITH & NEPTUNE in PISCES, on Oct 1.

 

Harvest Moon

So here you go – the long VIRGO ‘laundry list’ of this massive ‘System’!

The Full Moon will be astronomically a ‘Micro FM’, not as ‘usual’ a large-to see (if at all, weather wise) Harvest MOON. 

Reason:
The NEW MOONs on July 31, Aug 30, and Sept 28 are SuperMOONs – closest to Earth in the lunar orbit (with Aug 30 having been the closest SuperMOON) – hence the corresponding FULL MOONs are in the lunar orbit furthest away from the Earth, and smaller than usual.  

 

Let’s sort out, break down, and thread together (a la VIRGO) what these factors and patterns are about – and esp:
What would help YOU to be in alignment with the cosmic patterns, to ‘ride the waves in integrity, rather than getting overwhelmed or swept away…   

 

Best to start with illustrating it all with the

Chart of the FULL MOON – the picture says a lot!

The exact FULL MOON – last one of Summer 2019 – will be on Fri Sept 13 at 9:33 pm PDT / Sat Sept 14 at 5:33 am GDT.

 

It really IS quite a powerful image of the present energy system!
Looks like Balance is much needed!
   

 

‘Even’ Elements wise – soo much EARTH – all Earth signs activated through Planets, Nodes, and the VIRGO SUN – and not a single Planet in AIR (‘Luft’) signs (already since early July, when VENUS left GEMINI).

Good news for the Astro oxygen:
The shift comes on the day after, when MERCURY & VENUS ‘hand in hand’ move into LIBRA, on Sept 14, to bring a breath of fresh AIR, and emphasize on Balance. See my fresh & comprehensive blog post about it.
You can find the MERCURY / VENUS feature also below in these ASTRO~NEWS, as a separate feature of the ASTRO~WEATHER.     

 

Lots of Mutability (Flexibel in German) / nothing in Fixed signs, except for URANUS in TAURUS – a ‘Singleton’ and also unaspected.
Which could translate into: Hold ON, as unexpected changes can happen. But as you know, I don’t feed fear. Yet it would be good to acknowledge what’s cooking in us…
On a higher vibration: Lots of openness & movement that allows for freedom from attachments.

As you see, the PISCES MOON is super close to NEPTUNE & LILITH in PISCES – catalyzing their union (every about 10 years) on Oct 1.

Now, that’s a Big Wave of Interconnectedness.

The Nature of the Universe, and our True Nature is ‘Wild & One’ – nothing is separate, all is connected, inviting us to relax & surrender into the Unifying Field of Love.
On a global & collective level we now hopefully really ‘get it’ that we live in One World – an expression of the Web of Life.

 

All the VIRGO energy on the Solar side of the equation (MARS, SUN, MERCURY / VENUS – both on the very cusp to LIBRA where they go into the next day) says:
“Yes! And what are we going to do about this?”
“Where are the issues, and what are the choices to be made now?”


This would of course also directly relate to the upcoming federal elections in Canada on Oct 21 – second-last day with the SUN in LIBRA, and ‘as usual’ close to the ‘Tipping Point’ into SCORPIO.


Personally, with all the late VIRGO (= ‘double’ VIRGO) energy we’re called to be in ‘vertical’ alignment with our Higher Self – prerequisite to go into ‘horizontal’ alignment with what / who’s a good match for us. What’s the ‘work on Self’ / on-going practice you’re reminded of and get energy for now?
Of course, with the PISCES energy ‘across’ it’s all about Spiritual Practice. And really: All can be Spiritual Practice.
An on-going Spiritual Harvest.

 

SATURN in CAP, one of the main ‘Players’ in Sept has something to say about the Harvest too… later / further down in the ASTRO~NEWS (SATURN is good at waiting – but reminds us to not wait TOO long).

Poseidon / Neptune, in the Harbour of Havana, where the Malecon starts…. Photo from Journey in Cuba in 2012 (when NEPTUNE entered PISCES)

The FULL MOON forms a T-Square to JUPITER in SAG – can you see it?
The energy for this pattern started with the square from the SUN to JUPITER on Sept 8, and ends with the square # 3 this year, exact on Sept 21, between JUPITER in its own sign SAG & NEPTUNE in its own sign PISCES, catalyzed by the FULL MOON.
So, effectively, most of September, at least the VIRGO period is affected by the mutable T-square.

 

The JUPITER / NEPTUNE combo is the bigger backdrop (important to keep perspective about that!) which presently challenges / is being challenged by the VIRGO side.

A dynamic that’s been on all year, with highlights in January, June, and September.

The two Planets in their ruled signs, and combined, remind us of blessings, miracles, grace, gratitude, trust and faith – an uplifting and unifying energy when we see the big picture (JUPITER) that connects (NEPTUNE).

Have you been tapping into it?
A ‘saving grace’ when the going gets tough (a la SO much CAP this year, esp in January), and when there are SO many issues to keep track of (a la SO much VIRGO this month).

So, in this very VIRGO time, how about – for a change from the busy-ness: Praying, asking for help (humans, angels, spirit guides), taking rest, going for a walk, being out there, esp. by the water…?

The FULL MOON forms a T-Square to JUPITER in SAG – the energy for this pattern started with the square from the SUN to JUPITER on Sept 8, and ends with the square # 3 this year, exact on Sept 21, between JUPITER in its own sign SAG & NEPTUNE in its own sign PISCES, catalyzed by the FULL MOON.
So, effectively, most of September, at least the VIRGO period is affected by the mutable T-square.

The JUPITER / NEPTUNE combo is the bigger backdrop (important to keep perspective about that!), and presently challenges / is challenged by the VIRGO side:

A dynamic that’s been on all year, with highlights in January, June, and September.

The two Planets in their ruled signs, and combined, remind us of blessings, miracles, grace, gratitude, trust and faith – an uplifting and unifying energy when we see the big picture (JUPITER) that connects (NEPTUNE).
Have you been tapping into it?
A ‘saving grace’ when the going gets tough (a la SO much CAPRICORN this year, esp in January) or there are SO many issues to keep track of (a la SO much VIRGO this month).

So, in this very VIRGO time, how about – for a change from the busy-ness: Praying, asking for help (humans, angels, spirit guides), taking rest, going for a walk, being out there, esp. by the water…?

 

Hubble: Saturn Sequence

As you see (if you have a trained eye for it, otherwise, trust me):

In the FULL MOON configuration there’s not just the mutable T-square to JUPITER but also a ‘Mystic Rectangle’, formed by the Full Moon axis, and the Nodal axis, with SATURN / the Lunar South Node in CAP, and the Lunar North Node in CANCER.
Sooo much about the MOON, the Nodes, and: SATURN.

The ‘Ringed One’ will also turn direction from retro (since late Apr) to direct / forward in the Zodiac from Earth perspective, on Sept 18.

Now, that’s clearly also a multiple Harvest theme:
SATURN ‘reaps’ old karma, old patterns, lessons learned, baggage dropped.

Esp. in the (last days) of retro.

Would be great to do an inventory (esp. on the FM weekend) of old patterns we commit to leave behind, and to take ownership (rather than blaming and projecting) for what’s our responsibility.

Before the SATURN turnaround on Sept 19, asking us (a la CAP): 
Now, what ARE we building?

 

 

And what’s with that ‘Mystic Rectangle’?
‘Blue’ on the outside – Trines & Sextiles between the Planets and Nodes in VIR, CAP, CAN, and PISCES. Yet ‘Red’ oppositions / polarities in the inside.  

A signature of the Mystic: While there’s inner tension to overcome dualities there’s outer harmony & peace.

Hopefully the Spiritual Harvest shows that all dualities and polarities are illusion, has us go into (CAP) judgment / resentment, and other heavy energies – where it always comes down to: the separate person is the sufferer, while there’s just ONE of us here.

Also the message of the PISCES MOON with LILITH & NEPTUNE….  

 

Blessings for the Spiritual Harvest that this Full Moon attunes us to!

Melanie

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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.

 

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.

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.

Coming up:
Special LIBRA Sessions 

SEPT 14 – OCT 3

Especially but not exclusively for you and your SUN, MOON, and Planetary Archetypes in LIBRA, or in your 7th House.
We address which themes in YOU show up in / via your human Partners
How to bring their expression back to be in your Power and in the authentic YOU.
In person, or online via zoom.

 

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

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!


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 – day of the Fall Equinox!
Here is the FB Event.
In person / online participation possible.

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

 

 

VENUS & MERCURY go together into LIBRA on Sept 14 – Day after the Harvest Moon on Fri the 13th: Perfect Balance?

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MERCURY & VENUS unite on Friday the 13th – day of the Harvest MOON (Special post to come).

Ha, not a scary energy at all (more about the superstition myth further down here).
Rather a time – have you noticed this week? – to be in kind and friendly conversation, and to talk about the Feminine, the Goddess, Art, Beauty, and Peace.


Leading over to both Planets making a joint shift the day after:

 

On Sept 14, the MERCURial Messenger & Magician, and VENUS Love Goddess make ‘hand in hand’ a move from MERCURial VIRGO into VENUS’s domain of LIBRA – ahhh!

That’s very special to have the ruling Planets sitting together on the cusp of signs they rule – an emphasis on communication in friendly and connected ways. Show & share the Love!

Plus: MERCURY & VENUS end the looong phase of NO Planet in AIR signs, since early July, when VENUS left GEMINI.
AIR has only been activated when the MOON moved into the AIR signs – always a noticeable shift.
Maybe a bit claustrophobic / suffocating / not so easy to communicate and be social…?
Or a break from mental engagement in our information society & world?

Anyhooo – more astrological oxygen coming, with LIBRA being the first AIR sign to get activated, starting with MERCURY & VENUS on Sept 14, followed by the SUN with Fall Equinox on Sept 23, and MARS on Oct 3.

Before we get to the VIRGO to LIBRA move, let’s check in:

 

How’s it been going, with VENUS in VIRGO (since Aug 21)?

Here’s my blog post for the recent / now completing VENUS in VIRGO phase – in review.

Have you been clearing your Inner Temple?
Have you been honouring the inner and outer Feminine?
Have you become aware about ‘issues’, and found ‘remedies and recipes’?
Do you feel more self sufficient perhaps? Whole and complete, ‘perfect’ as you ARE…

 

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MERCURY Rules VIRGO, by Johfra Bosschart

VIRGO is the astrological vibration of the Sacred Feminine and Priestess Archetype.

Hope you’ve been able over the last weeks to honour your work, your practice, your body, and to align more fully with what’s healthy, what works for you, and how you can be in your ‘temple of service’.
VIRGO is so self-contained (and has sometimes – often! – a hard time asking for help, and being open to receive). VENUS is traditionally not well placed in VIRGO since it’s the d.i.y. mode isn’t so conducive to attracting partners, more to working and being in service to others, being busy and often concerned about things that could ‘go wrong’. and even to dealing with inadequacy issues: SO much work-on-self to be ‘perfect’ or even ‘good enough’ – Relax, VIRGO!


Yet, when channeled into being in alignment with one’s Higher Self, VIRGO is so exquisitely and purely on purpose, bringing order into chaos, and seeing the Sacred in the ‘small’.
VIRGO comes before LIBRA:
Cultivating self-awareness and self-sufficiency are prerequisites for healthy & well matched relationships.

 

Let’s honour VENUS and MERCURY individually, in their zodiacal moves, before tying it together in the end:

 

VENUS will go into LIBRA, one of ‘her’ domains (besides TAU), on Sat Sept 14 (until Oct 8) – Dance of Balance

Let’s say our VIRGO world of Self Alignment is in place (an on-going practice of course) – then the next level in LIBRA is offering choices for meeting others in natural complementariness (well, that’s where the VIRGOan discernment comes in), for being in general more relationally oriented, regaining peace and balance, being drawn to beauty, arts, and culture, and to all things refined. Ahhhh!

VENUS in LIBRA is a beautiful time to bring the Sacred Feminine into relatedness – and even without the relationship component: to rebalance our lives if we’ve become too busy, hectic, anxious, and have been dealing with too many to-do’s.

 

Speaking of Sacred Feminine:
What’s your take on Friday the 13th?

What’s your sense about its reputation as a ‘bad luck’ or even scary day – as superstition has it?

Sadly, the superstition sowed seeds of fear into the collective consciousness.
SATURN turning from retro (old fears, old conditioning, old authorities – check, check, check for Friday the 13th) direct on Sept 18 is a good occasion to debunk that myth.


What’s considered ‘scary’ might actually be sacred!

 

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Birth of Venus (Detail) – Painting by S. Botticelli

Did you know that the Norse Goddess Freya gave Friday its name?
She is the equivalent of 
VENUS / Aphrodite, Goddess of beauty, attraction, erotic pleasures, and art.

The Romans called the 6th day of the week ‘De Veneris’ (belonging to VENUS) which became Venerdi in Italian, Viernes in Spanish, and Vendredi in French.

So that’s the case for VENUS and Friday.

Just for fun and completion, here are the 7 days of the week and their associations with the visible Planets, Sun, and Moon:

SUNday

MOONday

MARSday (Mardi, Martedi) – Tuesday relates to Tyr / Tew (Norse good of war and law – equivalent of Mars)

MERCURYday (Mercredi, Miercoles)

JUPITERday (Jeudi, Jueves) – Thursday relates to Thor (Norse good of thunder – similar to Jupiter / Zeus)

VENUSday (Vendredi, Viernes) – Fridey relates to Freya

SATURNday

 

And now, what’s with the 13?

Uhh, there is a lot of story around vilifying the number 13… do your own research if you may.
The number 13 may have been purposely vilified by the founders of patriarchal religions in the early days of Western civilization because it represented femininity.
Thirteen is said to have been revered in prehistoric Goddess worshiping cultures because it corresponds to the number of lunar (menstrual) cycles in a year (13 x 28 = 364 days).

Moon Goddess

Zodiac years have 12 – 13 New Moons and / or Full Moons.
As the solar calendar triumphed over the lunar with the rise of male-dominated civilization, so did the ‘perfect’ number 12 over the ‘imperfect’ number 13.

The association of 13 with the Feminine and the lunar cycle is the MOON side of Friday the 13th.

Hence, we have a strong VENUS / MOON themed day.

Those who sowed the seeds of superstition must have been very afraid of the power of the Feminine…!

Let’s celebrate, and live the Divine and Sacred Feminine!

 

 

VENUS in VIRGO (since Aug 21) has attracted lots of themes (if not problems) to ‘work on’, to bring into alignment and heal – to be in wholeness and healthy self sufficiency – i.o.w. not ‘needing’ a partner. 

From this place, attraction and good partnership are based on complementariness, rather than co-dependency. With or without ‘significant other’ relationships, VENUS in LIBRA invites us to bring harmony, balance, and beauty into our lives.

VENUS is now ‘Evening Star’ (setting after the SUN), which also has a LIBRA ‘undertone’, showing us, we can make our life and self-worth a lot about other people (comparing ourselves, etc…), or, on a higher vibrational note be in a dance of giving and receiving with others, and well aware of what Balance requires.

 

 

VENUS’s ‘Dates’ with other Planets while in LIBRA


FIVE(!) Planets are presently, this month (VENUS), this year (JUPITER), these years (SATURN, NEPTUNE) in their ruled signs – pure, natural expression of these Archetypes, and in
in dynamics with one another.

What does VENUS in LIBRA add to the picture?
Love, Peace, Harmony, and right Relationship can help balance lots of old, long-standing issues…

 

SEPT 17
VENUS freshly in LIBRA opposes CHIRON retro in AR.
Being in peace and harmony AND authentically YOU is the Medicine.

 

SEPT 19
VENUS in LIBRA quincunx URANUS retro in TAU.
Rather than being ‘too nice’ free yourself from being bullied, and embody Freedom.

 

SEPT 25
VENUS in LIBRA square SATURN stationary (having gone direct on Sept 18) in CAP (both Planets in their ruled signs).
‘Pleasant’ and charming isn’t always the answer. Stand in your integrity, without being too rigid and judgmental. What’s your position when it comes to fairness & social justice?

 

SEPT 27
VENUS in LIBRA quincunx NEPTUNE in PISCES (both Planets in their ruled signs).
How do one-on-one relatedness & Oneness with All play together?

 

SEPT 28 – also the day of the LIBRA New MOON
VENUS in LIBRA sextile JUPITER in SAG (both Planets in their ruled signs).
What’s the choice you can easily, happily say YES to? Trust what’s a good fit, and go with it!

 

SEPT 30
VENUS in LIBRA square PLUTO retro / stationary (going direct on Oct 2) in CAP.
The power and impact of soul relationships… Choose from Love – the real Power.

 

OCT 8
VENUS enters SCORPIO – until Nov 1.
How deep is your Love?

 

 

MERCURY shifts out of its VIRGO domain into LIBRA (Sept 14 – Oct 3) – Peace of Mind / Mind of Peace

All orga-nice-d?

… supported by the SuperVIRGO season (with the SUN, the New MOON / SuperMOON on Aug 30, MERCURY, VENUS, and MARS)?
Maybe you – like myself – have used these last Summer weeks with MERCURY in late (= double) VIR  for doing inventory & creating improvements in your work world / space and household. What works best logistically and is well designed?

I call the VIRGO – LIBRA cusp (where MERCURY and VENUS align on Sept 13) the ‘Design Point’ – where functionality & beauty, health & harmony meet.
One could also call it ‘Feng Shui Point’ 🙂

“Hmmm, we could use more peaceful and balanced LIBRAn energy for communication and functioning, a la MERCURY….” – you might say.
Well, the cosmic window is opening up – and it’s probably perfectly aligned this way (the Universe knows what it’s doing, ha-ha)…

With such an ‘un-retro MERCURY’ presently (moving fast and being furthest away from the retro phases), the mental sphere is now quite clear, great for planning, organizing, and: for mindfulness that generates Peace of Mind, and a ‘storm free’ Mind of Peace.

Happy to be the conveyor of such easy breezy MERCURY news… 🙂

Yet, as always, alignment matters – the Astro~Weather is a cosmic climate, an atmosphere.
It doesn’t create our experience. We’re co-creating with our perceptions (VIR) and choices (LI). 
YES, choices – a LIBRAn theme!

Have you checked out which choices (LIBRA) are in alignment (VIR) for you, healthy, working well under MERCURY in late VIR over the last week? Whichever criteria you have on your check list…
Hope you haven’t been too picky & perfectionist though – which can turn into an energy that’s fault finding where nothing’s ever good enough, everything turns into a problem – which lends itself even more to paralyzing fence sitting as a consequence….
Again, witnessing and noticing what’s going on in the mind / awareness / mindfulness come handy….
You are not the mind, it serves the Self.

 

Johfra Bosschart: VENUS Rules LIBRA, with abundant esoteric symbolism. 

Ready for MERCURY in LIBRA?

How about dedicating this phase (Sept 14 – Oct 3) to:

  • Make wise, well informed choices.
  • Be aware where we could involve others more into our choices (being informed / supported by friends / counsel).
  • And on the other hand, where we almost let them chose for us, or make our choices dependent on them…. that can turn into a strategic chess game – not so great.
  • Where’s the happy medium / sweet spot?
  • Where have your mental activities / involvements become imbalanced?
    Let me guess: Perhaps too much screen time and virtual communication, not enough face-to-face (a LIBRAn theme) communication with others?
    See what others mirror to you, and how you groove with each other like in a dance!
  • Maybe it’s time to bring more social and cultural activities and mental stimuli into your life? The LIBRAn season (Fall Equinox to end of Oct) is always great anyway for new social endeavours – maybe literally dancing – which IS good for the brain and mind….
  • Cultivate practices that bring us balance: Meditation, music, time in nature…
  • Cultivate peace – which starts in the mind:
    Where are you divided / taking sides / being allies, and argue back and forth in your mind or with others, while the truth is in the middle? How can the opposites be married?

    What would be a thought and statement that brings peace to this…. situation?
  • Surround yourself with, and walk in harmony:
    What does harmony mean to you? Which environments provide that for you? What’s a good match (as in: people, places, activities) that create a vibration of harmony in you?
  • Speak / correspond with your loved ones and significant others about important matters.
    What’s the ‘contract’ between you (a formal agreement, or the soul contract)?
    What does it take to keep the dynamics between you balanced? This can be a good time to bring it up in conversation – in a considerate yet clear way that aims for win-win.

 

Image:
Balancing Polarities
Artist/s unknown

 

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 themOtherwise, what often happens: We attract human partners who embody those Archetypes to help us integrate the themes. A bit of a ‘detour’. 

If you’re intrigued, and feel it speaks to YOU please get in touch, and we set up a focused Astro session: YOUR ARCHETYPES – YOUR PARTNERS. 

Especially but not exclusively for you and your SUN, MOON, and Planetary Archetypes in LIBRA, or in your 7th House.

We address which themes in YOU show up in / via your human Partners.
How to bring their expression back, to be in your Power and in the authentic YOU.

 

 

What else in the Heavens-as-on-Earth is going on while MERCURY is in LIBRA, and supports / requires Peace of Mind?


Quite a few important heavenly alignments in the next 3 weeks:

 

SEPT 13 / 14
PISCES – VIRGO Full Moon / Harvest Moon
Spiritual Harvest – may there be Peace!

 

SEPT 18
SATURN turns direct again (after 4 1/2 months retro).
Now what ARE we building?

 

SEPT 23
FALL EQUINOX

Nature teaches perfect harmony of the Realm of the SUN and the Realm of the MOON.

 

SEPT 28
LIBRA NEW MOON
A new beginning for being in balance and right relationship.

 

OCT 3
PLUTO goes direct (after 5 1/2 months retro).
MERCURY in LI squares PLUTO on Sept 26.
Where do you give power away – maybe for the sake of ‘peace’?
How can  you find your peaceful and calm core / hub of the wheel?

 

 

Contacts between MERCURY in LIBRA and other Planets:

 

SEPT 16
MERCURY freshly in LIBRA opposes CHIRON retro in AR.
Peaceful, engaging, yet authentic communication.

 

SEPT 17
MERCURY in LIBRA in quincunx with URANUS retro in TAU.
Mind of Peace, even if there’s turbulence.

 

SEPT 22:
MERCURY in LIBRA  squares SATURN stationary (turned direct on Sept 18) in CAP.
Cut-off / critical day for making important choices / decisions, and to speak up for fairness & justice.

 

SEPT 24
MERCURY in LIBRA quincunx NEPTUNE retro in PI & sextile JUPITER in SAG.
No need to get confused and overwhelmed. Chill out, do Yoga, listen to music, tune into what’s inspiring and fun, and see how your mind gets re-balanced.

 

SEPT 26
Uhhh – MERCURY in LIBRA square PLUTO retro / stationary (turns direct on Oct 3) in CAP.
Power to Change – naaaah, not your mind. 🙂 – and communicate from a deep place (also a practice for the upcoming MERCURY in SCO, ruled by PLUTO).

 

OCT 3 
MERCURY enters SCO (until Dec 9 – 9 1/2 weeks – due to retro phase Oct 31 – Nov 20!).
Let the Magic begin!
More about MERCURY’s looong & retro phase in SCO soon!

 

 

 

Where are MERCURY’s & VENUS’s Visits in LIBRA happening in Your Chart & Life?

The House in your Chart that contains LIBRA is the ‘Scene of Affairs’.
(Always, but esp. nowadays) a good time to attract more peace & harmony into those areas of life, in communication and in relatedness.

As you read this maybe you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in LIBRA?
Then there’s more to the activation between Archetypes…


Could be a good time to check in astrologically, maybe in the context of the LIBRA Special in the next 3 weeks:
YOUR ARCHETYPES – YOUR PARTNERS.

 

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

 

1st House
How you show up
In peace, harmony, and probably: aesthetically pleasing.
Be in good relationship with yourself – your primary ONE.

 

2nd House
What you have and value
Charm, culture, style…
Let the World know about these gifts.

 

3rd House
Your ‘relatives’ and environment
Culture is a must!
In synergy with neighbours and extended family – what needs to be talked about?

 

4th House
Your home
A haven of peace
Feng Shui your home. Bring art into the house, host in style, and attract well matched guests.

 

5th House
Your creativity
New inspiration for your art… talk with others, have a daily date with art.

 

6th House
Your work, health, and lifestyle
Balance, Balance, Balance.

 

7th House
Your significant others
The Dance of Love and Attraction. Why are they in your life…?

 

8th House
Your deep involvement and transformations –
Change brings Peace.

 

9th House
Your travels and worldviews
Peace might be your Philosophy, and your Destination

 

10th House
Your calling –
Being a Bridge Builder, and Artist of Life

 

11th House
Your community and friends –
A Cultured Club – where you find your Match.

 

12th House
Your Oneness with ALL –
Peace IS.

 

 

Blessings for the MERCURial Stimulation & VENUSian Infusion in LIBRA!
Melanie

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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.

 

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.

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.

Coming up:
Special LIBRA Sessions 

SEPT 14 – OCT 3

Especially but not exclusively for you and your SUN, MOON, and Planetary Archetypes in LIBRA, or in your 7th House.
We address which themes in YOU show up in / via your human Partners
How to bring their expression back to be in your Power and in the authentic YOU.
In person, or online via zoom.

 

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

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!


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 – day of the Fall Equinox!
Here is the FB Event.
In person / online participation possible.

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

 

 

SATURN in mid-CAP goes direct (Sept 18, 2019 – May 10, 2020): Now, what ARE we Building?

9 Sep
Countdown for SATURN in mid-CAP going from retro (since Apr 29) direct, on Sept 18!
SATURN will be in direct mode / going forward from Earth perspective until May 10, 2020. This is the regular SATURN ‘rhythm’ – retro for 4-5 months, direct for 7-8 months.

Hubble: Saturn Sequence

 

The turnaround of the ‘Ringed Reaper’ makes September quite a SATURN month!
Aaand, it’ll be just 5 days after the Harvest Moon on Sept 13 / 14.

Harvest, on so many levels, foremost Spiritual Harvest, is clearly the theme this month.   

Firstly, let’s give the ‘Old Guy’ some credit for its job this year: 

 

SATURN’s Job with the Planetary ‘Titans’ URANUS, PLUTO, and NEPTUNE, plus with the Lunar South Node Node this Year

SATURN in its retro phase since Apr 29 (yep, that’s the SATURN #, with its 29-year cycle), and in the centre of its own ruled sign CAPRICORN (Dec 20, 2017 – Dec 19, 2020) has shown us what has served its purpose, is outlived (been there, done that) and redundant.
With the TAURUS undertone of central CAP (ask me if you’re curious about my system of decanantes) this relates a lot to ‘stuff’ and our attachments to ownership.

Maverick Planet Uranus (NASA)

And it corresponds with URANUS now in early TAU which has a CAP undertone: Wake up, Earthlings!
From the economy of greed, to the detriment of Mother Earth!
And from our own investment in the system, and our attachment to the ‘goodies’ it provides – to the privileged.


The SATURN – URANUS combo reflects sobering wake-up calls, and a call for societal change.
How can we emBody Freedom, take Leadership, and model by example?

We’ve seen and experienced enough evidence to know by now about lack of responsibility and mature leadership in place, and of old, RE-curring frustrating patterns of abuse and disrespect.
Call it patriarchy, call it elitism, call it top-down bossing – all shadow phenomena of CAP.
 

Still, everything is a teaching… how can we use even those SATURN retro lessons for the highest purpose, and what do they call forth in us?
All the ‘NO’s of the last months have been showing us what’s complete, and gave us RE-minders of what not to RE-vert back to.
Time to disengage from creating more karmic debt.

Lunar South Node Glyph

Speaking of karma, the (always retro moving) ‘karmic’ South Node is presently also in CAP (Nov 2018 – June 2020), and has been travelling super close to the retro moving SATURN in Spring / Summer 2019.
An unmistakable double-karmic call for boundaries, closures, endings, being done with ‘the old’, and to drop ‘excess weight’ of judgment, resistance, and fears which feed into new loops…
The ‘Old Empire’ IS indeed expiring.

From Oct on, the super karmic link between SATURN and the South Node ends – as the Nodes continue to go retro in CAP while SATURN moves forward in CAP from Earth perspective.
Hopefully a lot of ‘closure work’ has been done by then, and we know more clearly where we stand, and stand in it. Yes,
SATURN rules the Root Chakra.
 

PLUTO (New Horizons Mission 2015)

You might also feel grief, sadness, or even depression over an Old World dying – while a ‘World Order’ of extended control is happening behind the scenes – a PLUTO in CAP theme.
Is there an evolution – call it evil-ution? – going on while the obvious issues are cover-ups?

  • What’s your position in all this?
  • How do you get drawn into low vibrations?
  • What does transformation look like in you?
  • Where is your power?

PLUTO and SATURN have ‘sat’ very close to each other in CAP this Spring also, and SATURN will finally meet and pass PLUTO on Jan 12, 2020.
My sense is, the agenda of power structures becomes more evident than ever – a reality check of enormous proportions.

SATURN – PLUTO represent a 38-year cycle of societal structural breakdown, purging of the shadow, and rebuilding from the core / basics.
The last alignments happened in 1947 in LEO, and 1982 / 83 in late LIBRA.
The 2019 / 20 one in late CAP is close to the U.S. PLUTO – and corresponds with the 1st PLUTO Return of the U.S.

More about SATURN / PLUTO as we get closer to the alignment which is of course already in the making.

 

Neptunian ‘Portrait’ by NASA’s Hubble – Doesn’t it look tie dyed? 🙂

SATURN in its own sign CAP is also in triple-sextile with NEPTUNE in its own sign PISCES (2012 – 2026) this year: Exact dates Jan 31, June 18 (under SATURN retro), and Nov 8.

How we show up in our best (SATURN in CAP) has also to do with Compassion, and rather than feeding judgment and separation (shadow of SATURN) being in forgiveness, Oneness and Connection with what-IS.
Perhaps the last alignment (active throughout June) has shown you what the old modus was and how that needed to be released. In the last phase of their connection (in effect in Nov) we can demonstrate what works better and is in the flow of Life.

 

The Sabian Symbol of SATURN’s Turnaround Degree

SATURN will turn direct at 13°55′ CAP.

14° CAPRICORN says:

“AN ANCIENT BAS-RELIEF CARVED IN GRANITE REMAINS A WITNESS TO A LONG-FORGOTTEN CULTURE.

Demeter / Ceres Relief

KEYNOTE:
The will to unearth, in our culture as well as in any culture, what has permanent value, and to let go of non-essentials.

At a time when in nearly every land humans are questioning and challenging the validity of traditional beliefs and customary attitudes, it becomes necessary to separate permanent values and great principles or symbols from the many individual habits and the socio-political developments which more often than not have perverted or even negated the original ideals of the culture.
We must strive to free these ideals from the wild growth of personal and class selfishness, from the greed and ambition so prevalent in human nature, and learn to appreciate the excellence of what is the immortal seed-foundation, as well as the spiritual harvest, of any cultureand by extension of every sustained and complete work produced by a humanity’s indomitable effort to achieve creative perfection.

In this fourth stage symbol we are shown the procedure which enables us to gain a deep and thorough appreciation of socio-cultural processes in their most enduring forms. What is needed is a penetrating and courageous insight founded upon a valid HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE.
This applies to the past of an individual’s life as well as to the history of a nation or a group.”

Dane Rudhyar’s interpretative text from 1973(!) here is ever so relevant and timely now!

 

Yes, CAPRICORN rules time and history.
And SATURN in CAP admonishes us to learn from socio-cultural history (as well as from individual karma), and also to honour and cultivate (a la CERES / DEMETER) quality, legacies and traditions that have passed the tests of time. 
And to beware damaging effects and guard from them. Hence it also rules law and all things protective.

 

So, bottom line:

  • What’s our historic perspective on things we struggle with or judge and say NO to?
  • What can we do to prevent things go further down a certain road?
  • How do we need to show up?

 

Which brings us back to the SATURN direct motto:

Now, what ARE we Building?

 

As mentioned, SEPTEMBER is an important SATURN month showing us what it takes to turn things around, and to turn the focus from problem / obstacle to solution. 

It may well start with a commitment – SATURN is the ‘Ringed One’ after all.
What’s the commitment you’re making with yourself and others these days??? 


Some people I know are getting married this month or next – LIBRA is also the month of relationship & sacred wedding.
Great examples for SATURN’s turnaround.
So many blessings extended for your committed partnership! ❤

Of course, SATURN direct is also much better for starting / building businesses, signing contracts, etc. Anything that’s meant to last and to be rock solid – it’s SATURN, and it’s CAP, after all.
However, I’d suggest to wait until the LIBRA New MOON on Sept 28 to actually go forward with such projects.

 

Where is SATURN’s Turnaround happening in Your Chart & Life?

The House in your Chart that contains mid-CAP is the ‘Scene of Affairs’. 
As you read this maybe you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in CAP, or even mid-CAP?

 

1st House
How you show up
In your authority. Simple and with self respect.

 

2nd House
What you have and value
Good ole values never go out of style.
Straightening out your business, and putting it on a new foundation might be due.

 

3rd House
Your ‘relatives’ and environment
Speak from integrity!
Setting boundaries might be part of the deal.

 

4th House
Your home
Put a solid foundation in place.

 

5th House
Your creativity
Professional artist? Time for a new framework.

 

6th House
Your work, health, and lifestyle
Honour your health, do an inventory, and build with what works best.

 

7th House
Your significant others
Relationships require mutual respect. How adult and mature are yours?

 

8th House
Your deep involvement and transformations –
After a time of purging the old, re-build with the quality that has proven itself.

 

9th House
Your travels and worldviews
Low-footprint, and low-waste / high model travel with a purpose

 

10th House
Your calling –
Living your highest purpose.

 

11th House
Your community and friends –
Lasting ‘keepers’ rely on each other.

 

12th House
Your oneness with ALL –
Do your part, and let the Universe arrange the Rest.

 

Blessings for the positively SATURNian September!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Very VIRGO New Moon / SuperMoon (Aug 30) – Wellness in Wholeness

28 Aug

Dear ASTRO*NEWS Reader,

Feeling and sensing it?
The solid glow of the LEO Fire over the last month (maybe mirrored by heat waves in your region?) is settling & grounding into VIRGO now, the last Summer energy in the CANCER – LEO – VIRGO trinity.
With VIRGO comes the Harvest season, as Virgo the Virgin is really a Harvest Goddess, or actually: showing the many expressions of Goddess, Priestess, and Sacred Feminine.
It’s also an Initiation – from the LEOnine Queen to the VIRGO Priestess – offering sacred service in her Temple of Wholeness – prerequisite for Wellness.
VIRGO energy can be so self sufficient – teaching us to look after ourselves, discern, pick and select what’s good and healthy for us.

The VIRGO NEW MOON with all her VIRGO ‘entourage’ (VENUS, MARS, and now freshly also MERCURY) that’s coming up on Aug 30 can bring anxious / frustrating  / problem oriented tension to the forefront of awareness (yes, it catalyzes a mutable T-square!), plus overwhelm and confusion.
Yet also the Call for going with the flow, and being open to Saving Grace – as LILITH / NEPTUNE retro hold space from the ‘other’ / all encompassing PISCES side, plus a Call for Gratitude and a Bigger Perspective, compliments JUPITER in SAG – apex of the T-square.

And yes, it’s also a SuperMoon – the closest one to the Earth, which of course could create stronger ocean tides and emotional tides.
This is the central of 3 Super New Moons (July 31, Aug 30, Sept 28).

With so much VIRGO and planetary energies round the New Moon now, facing the flood of PISCES, and JUPITER in SAG in-between, it might feel like a ‘Pandora’s Box’ of interrelated issues being opened up – where the only things that saves the day are Hope & Humour…

This mutable T-square asks us to align with integrity (VIRGO), to tune in, connect and flow (PISCES), and see what elevates, inspires, and shows the truth (SAG).
The T-square tension of these 3 mutable signs is quite strong (SUN, MOON, and 6 Planets are involved in it). Can’t be ignored and needs an outlet – esp. on the SAG side.


Take a look at the New Moon chart below – and you get the picture…

Does the VIR – PI – SAG T-square trigger your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in your birth chart?

 

Let’s first take a look at the SABIAN SYMBOL for the NEW MOON degree – which is striking:

SUN and MOON at the New Moon will be exactly at 6° 47’ VIR.

7° VIRGO:

“A HAREM

Harem – Choice of the Concubine Giulio Rosati Wiki Commons

KEYNOTE:

A fateful (even if sought after) subservience to the vagaries or desires of the emotional nature.

In a sense this symbol is related to the preceding one, while revealing a deeply contrasting phase of the emotional and cultural life. The experience symbolized here is a passive one, while that for Virgo 6° (A Merry-Go-Round) was intensely dynamic. Yet there may be for the woman in the harem some sort of cyclic pattern and a prize to reach – the sultan’s favor.
In both cases the motive power is exterior to the experiencer, who is caught in a pattern of forces over which he or she has no control; yet the child may purposefully use his small allowance to get a ride, and the woman may use her charm to attract the attention of her master.
The individual in both cases finds himself one with a number of other individuals all seeking or being subjected to the same type of experience or fate.

This second stage symbol contrasts with, but also supplements, that of the first stage. It supplements it in the sense that one may become addicted to the excitement of the merry-go-round of vital emotions and may become a slave to the hope of recapturing the exultation of the initial experiences; yet one may learn how to put to use even the EMPTINESS OF WAITING.”

 

A symbol of passive experience:
Waiting to being picked and chosen, being subservient, maybe even enslaved, and not in charge of the body temple or, symbolically speaking, not in self sufficiency, waiting for authority to make a move – and then perhaps complain and criticize – all low vibrations of VIRGO.
Well, one can make ‘the best out of waiting’
as the interpretation suggests, or out of being imprisoned.
Yet, there’s emptiness in waiting.

The element of passivity comes also in via NEPTUNE retro in PISCES – opp. the VIRGO New Moon (and will be even more emphasized with the PISCES – VIRGO Full Moon on Friday the 13th of Sept – such a multiple Sacred Feminine day!).

So much damage and abuse has happened to women, and to everyone subordinate to ‘masters’ and ‘bosses’ in a personally or societally constructed hierarchy.
And there’s a collective story of humanity being passively subject to the whims, orders, or persuasions of those in authority and of being commodified ‘subjects’ / consumers / voters
feeding privileges and power of the elite.
A SATURN retro / South Node and PLUTO retro in CAP theme – which is also highlighted this month, as both Planets are stationary now (SATURN retro goes direct on Sept 18, and PLUTO on Oct 2).
The ‘Old Empire’ IS expiring.
And JUPITER in SAG says: The Truth shall set All Free.

 

Speaking of retro, lots of sticky karmic residues that have come up with the Retro Summer (still 5 Planets are retro) are ready to be cleared with conscious awareness, and washed away, with this ‘Clean-up’ Super VIRGO New Moon opposite LILITH / NEPTUNE.

A NEW MOON is always a threshold from Releasing the Old to Embracing / Conceiving of the NEW.

Old VIRGO energy that doesn’t serve anymore comes as shadow to the forefront of awareness (maybe painfully so) to be ‘switched’ into a healthier, more functional, and purer vibration.

Here’s a VIRGO type ‘check list’ of ‘symptoms’ which might show their not-so-pretty face now.
Only to be RE-leased and RE-set, with ‘Like heals Like’ higher vibrational VIRGO equivalents:

Lower Vibration of VIRGO – to RE-lease Higher Vibration of VIRGO – to RE-set and Embrace
(Self) Criticism (criticism carries self-criticism) (Self) Awareness, clarity
Worries, anxiety, and problem focus How can I help?
How can I give service where needed?

What would help / serve the situation?
Frustration, nagging What do I need to discern and sort out of my life because it’s not functional or unhealthy?
What actually does work? How could it work? What needs to be tweaked?
Sweating the small stuff, fretting over details Every little thing counts and can be symbolic. Every life form in nature has its place.
Maybe you feel called to do ceremony / ritual?
Health issues, esp. with digestion What is indigestible in my life?
What is my body trying to tell me?
Sense of never enough, ‘smallness’, inadequacy How do I get a sense of integration as I honour and work with my skills and specialties?
‘Selective perception of the imperfection’ I am / we are / it is whole and complete.
Practice IS perfect. Nature is perfect.

 

Mercury Rules Virgo, by Johfra Bosschart

The VIRGO Journey is about alignment of the human self with cosmic consciousness, through awareness, spiritual practice, and / or acts of service.

The MOON is the esoteric ruler of VIRGO – represented in the Sacred Feminine / Priestess / Virgin / Mother Mary, and the Harvest Goddesses.

We’re all called to do our sacred work and practice, in this Body-Temple and Temple of Here-Now, and harvest its fruits in inner fulfillment.
The Sacred Feminine and inner Alignment with Spirit-in-Form lead the way.

Where VIRGO is in your chart is where this ‘cosmic assignment for alignment’ shows up foremost.

Where the New Moon in early VIRGO falls in your chart (house wise) points to the area of life where a New Beginning for Alignment and Refinement, and Being in your Temple come up for you nowadays.

If we already did an Astro session and I have your chart you can ask me which house it is for you, when in doubt. Otherwise – ask me too!

 

1st House
How you show up
BE aligned and healthy!

 

2nd House
What you have and value
Own your wellness practice and the work and lifestyle that you value!

 

3rd House
Your ‘relatives’ and environment
Speak from integrity!

 

4th House
Your home
A Temple of wellness!

 

5th House
Your creativity
Wholesome, skillful, and fun!

 

6th House
Your work, health, and lifestyle
You can help best if you’re in your wellness, and service in alignment IS healthy!

 

7th House
Your significant others
Relationships work best and are functional if both of you are in your healthy wholeness.

 

8th House
Your deep involvement and transformations –
Maybe through health or work ‘crisis’?

 

9th House
Your travels and worldviews
Go on a wellness retreat, or combine work and travel!

 

10th House
Your calling –
In alignment with your highest purpose.

 

11th House
Your community and friends –
A healthy bunch.

 

12th House
Your oneness with ALL –
Your Inner Temple is always available…

 

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Neptune Rules Pisces, Painting by Johfra Bosschart

The NEW MOON in VIRGO and her entourage are opposite LILITH & NEPTUNE retro in PISCES.
The MOON will oppose LILITH and NEPTUNE on the day of the New MoonThe MOON will oppose LILITH and NEPTUNE on the day of the New Moon. VENUS, MERCURY, and the SUN follow Sept 4 – 10 – happens once a year, and this year between the VIRGO New Moon and the PISCES – VIRGO Full Moon – both with lots of PISCES – VIRGO dynamic.

PISCES, in contrast to orderly VIRGO can be so overwhelming and chaotic – only to show:
All is ONE, and holographic in the UNI-verse. 

We’ve had lots of initiations into this, over the years since NEPTUNE has been in PISCES (entered 2012, now about half-way in, and still going on until 2026).
And LILITH stepped into the Piscean waves on May 3 – proclaiming: Our True Nature is Wild & One.

 

The VIRGO – PISCES axis is all about…

… from the VIRGO side:
Being in our ‘Temple’ of alignment with our true, holistic nature, doing our wellness practice, and using this precious life time to dedicate our gifts and skills to make the world a better place.
I.o.w., offering sacred service.

VIRGO is also about digesting experiences, ordering and organizing.
In the body, it rules the small intestines.

… from the PISCES realm…
…which is all-encompassing, and nothing needs to be ‘done’, our ‘job’ is rather to perhaps get our ego and attachment to a certain outcome out of the way, be open, surrender, be available, allow, flow, hold space, or simply: BE present.

In our embodiment, PISCES rules the immune system, our aura, energy field, the subtle bodies and chakras (as a field).

 

So, a combo of both VIRGO and PISCES could look like:

  • Ride the waves, immerse in your element.
  • Your skills are what comes easy.
  • Holding space for others may be the best service you can offer.
  • Clean up / do work while playing music.
  • Energy Medicine. AstroSomatics.
  • Sacred Geometry, and Sacred Temples in the Field aka Crop Circles.
  • The cosmic & sacred art of Astrology and its practical, embodied benefits.
  • Being in the world, yet not of the world. Doing what needs to be done, yet not in attachment.
  • God helps those who help themselves. Doing our share, and trusting divine intervention.
  • Random acts of kindness & service bring fulfillment.

 

BALANCE is the way to go, or rather to BE:

In the ‘whirlwind’ of things / with the mutable T-square that can kick us off balance:
How can we infuse a situation where ‘problems’ show up (or rather: where we / things are not aligned) with flow, allowance, acceptance, and love, which might mean release and let go & let God/dess?

A transformation into sustainable (rather than wasteful) and innovative use of life energy – socially & personally.
The New MOON in VIR is also in Earth Trine with URANUS retro in TAURUS,
with SATURN retro / stationary, and moves to an Earth Trine with PLUTO retro in CAP.

 

Here is the Chart for the Very VIRGO Super New MOON –

Exact at 3:39 am PDT tomorrow Aug 30.

 

 

Voila – there’s also the Mutable T-Square with the apex outlet pointing to JUPITER in SAG!

Consisting of 

  • MERCURY, SUN / MOON / MARS, VENUS in VIRGO.
    More about the MERCURY Journey through VIRGO in today’s blog post.
  • LILITH / NEPTUNE retro in PISCES.
  • JUPITER in SAG.

 

The most dominant theme in the Mutable T-Square is the re-curring (# 3 out of 3 in 2019) square from JUPITER in SAG to NEPTUNE in PISCES – building up, and once more exact on Sept 21.

Eye CY

Neptunian ‘Portrait’ by NASA’s Hubble – Doesn’t it look tie dyed? 🙂

 

Wow! So much tension in the Mutable T-square that’s exactly on between the New MOON on Aug 30 and Sept 21 (JUPITER in SAG square NEPTUNE in PISCES)!
Rather than being spun around in low vibrational modes of not knowing where to go, and what to do, given lots of interrelated problems, overwhelm, and confusion… maybe just wanting to escape and disappear…

better to be aware and mindful a la VIRGO, check in:
“Hey, what’s going on here?”
“Where am I at?”
“What am I doing / engaging in…?”
“Does this work for me?” “What’s a better way of….”?
“Let me find another way…?”).
And to dwell as much as possible in the ‘hub of the wheel’ where we aren’t identified or or spun around centrifugally.


Let’s be inspired by the NEW MOON in VIR opposite LILITH / NEPTUNE retro in PISCES, and channel the intense energies into intentional and random acts of service, wellness, and spiritual practice (hey, everything can be!).
And let’s invite high vibrations of JUPITER in SAG square NEPTUNE retro in PISCES:
Miracles, synchronicities, fun & flow, as we trust and have faith, and are in an energy of gratitude, grace, and abundance.

JUPITER in SAG calls us to be in our YES, and to follow our Heart that shows the way and the bigger picture.

 

Yes, other alignments are also in the picture, with the VIRGO New Moon being such a hub: 

  • The New Moon in VIRGO in Earth Trine with URANUS retro in TAU, and with the South Node and SATURN, now stationary in mid-CAP, while forming a sextile with the North Node in mid-CANCER.
    Follow the Body’s wisdom, don’t self abuse, be caring and gentle, change habits, try out new experiences, go spontaneously to Nature – all health & wellness care, while releasing old conditioned and built-up patterns.
  • The VIRGO New Moon in quincunx with CHIRON retro in early ARIES which calls for self-reliance, autonomy, and authenticity as healing agents.
  • Also striking that there’s NO Planet in an AIR sign yet (another Summer phenomenon) – until MERCURY & VENUS enter LIBRA, on Sept 14.
    Which can be an extra challenge to be objective, detached, and ‘even’ in easy terms socially & relationally. But also an opportunity to release our identification with the mind and its predominance in this culture and time.

 

Big Love and Rain of Blessings – into the VIRGO New Moon on Aug 30, opposite Oceanic LILITH & NEPTUNE retro in PISCES!
Wellness in Wholeness & Oneness.

All aligned, in cosmic Awe and ONEder!

Melanie

 

Check out these

Astro Creations & Experiences during the VIRGO New Moon phase

…helping you with Alignment & cosmic-human Wellness: 

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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MERCURY in VIRGO (Aug 29 – Sept 14): Practice IS Perfect

28 Aug

Dear Astro~News Buffs & Newbies,

Here comes another noteworthy & effective cosmic (Sphinxy!) shift:
MERCURY the swift Messenger (its GEMINI side) and crafty Alchemist (its VIRGO facet) goes from LEO (“Show Time / Heart Time”) into VIRGO one of its Zodiacal homes.

Have you noticed the whole spectrum of the LEO expression on your and others’ minds, over the last weeks (Aug 11 – 29, even end of June to mid-July when MERCURY first ‘hit’ LEO before going retro)?
With expressions of joy, playfulness, natural strength, confidence, and ideally: Being in the Heart and communicating from there…
Yet also lower vibrations of egoic self absorption, confidence as a facade to not ‘lose face’, maybe even narcissism – mostly an over compensation of actual lack of self confidence and living from the Heart….?

MERCURY in LEO has shown us once again how the mind can be too me-me-me selfie-oriented, and lack detachment / perspective / the ability to witness in a bigger system.
That’s prob why it’s considered ‘in Fall’ in LEO (while ‘exalted’ in AQ).
Hopefully you and many people had a chance to turn it around and come from the Heart-of-Hearts.

Now – exactly overnight today – Aug 28 – 29, MERCURY crosses over the mysterious and oracular ‘Sphinx Point’ to VIRGO where the Planetary Archetype of ‘Mind’ can help us be aware of the Self and its function ‘in the World’, and be in alignment with the ‘cosmic assignment’:

Who are YOU?
And what are you here for?
How can you bring your strength & love into service?

 

Mercury Rules Virgo, by Johfra Bosschart

MERCURY is the last Planet to enter VIRGO, adding to the full dose of SuperVIRGO energy at the New MOON on Aug 30 (SUN, MOON, MERCURY, VENUS, and MARS, all in VIRGO).
Wellness in Wholeness is the theme.
Stay tuned for the New Moon article here on this blog channel 🙂

Our Yoga teacher brought up yesterday the theme of (unattainable) perfection – which is so VIRGO.

Why?
Having a sense of what works and is ‘in order’ (i.e. in cosmic order) can make the VIRGO mind so frustrated about the ‘imperfect self’ in an ‘imperfect world’  which appears full of mess and problems… lots of them un-fixable.
What to do about this predicament?
Alignment with / as our ‘Higher’ / True Self helps – and is an on-going practice.
One of the VIRGO themes / my mantra in that regard is: Practice IS Perfect.
To realize: We do our part / what we can, yet we’re not the doers’ on a spiritual level – and ‘even’ quite practically: How do you ‘make’ your lungs breath, your heart beat – nothing ‘to do’ about all these ‘autonomous’ body functions that are quite miraculously happening without conscious intervention.
Something NEPTUNE in PISCES ‘on the other side of the spectrum’ (yet all-encompassing and all-connective) shows us.

 

MERCURY in VIRGO (Aug 29 – Sept 14) nicely-precisely frames the phase from the VIRGO New Moon (Aug 30) to the PISCES – VIRGO Full Moon (Sept 13).
How does that happen?

See: There’s cosmic order – without any ‘doer’ involved!

 

MERCURY in VIRGO will go into contact (which is an important function of the communication and Alchemy Archetype) with almost all other Planets.
An important concentration of these contacts occurs Sept 5 – 8 when MERCURY meets several other slow moving Planets that are in their own ruled (‘natural’) Zodiac sign this year (and some beyond): JUPITER in SAG, SATURN in CAP, and NEPTUNE in PI.
I call this phenomenon Contacts in Rulership.

Let’s see what they ‘tell us’ via MERCURY, and how that helps with Alignment practice 🙂

 

Image: From Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry – a French medieval work (from 1416) that became famous for the Zodiac associations with body parts and functions – still / timelessly valid.

MERCURY’s contacts with other Planetary Archetypes while in VIRGO – in order of appearance

Yet there’s a ‘halo phase’ around the precise alignment – they’re in effect a few days before and after.

 

AUG 29
MERCURY crosses over the ‘Sphinx Point’ to enter VIRGO (until Sept 14), and is met / initiated by the dark-to-New MOON in VIRGO (AUG 30).
Practice IS Perfect.

 

AUG 31
MERCURY in VIR quincunx CHIRON retro in ARIES.
Even if it’s awkward and you can’t rehearse, just make the first step to talk, and be authentic.
Very healing.

 

SEPT 1
MERCURY in VIR in Earth Trine with URANUS retro in TAU.
What grounds you, when it comes to hands-on work and enjoyment?
What does your body say? Which physical place do you feel in alignment with and comfortable at? Your mind might be surprised…

 

SEPT 3
MERCURY meets MARS and the SUN (this is their ‘inferior conjunction’ – furthest away from M-r, and swiftest now) in VIRGO.
MARS in VIRGO (Aug 16 – Oct 2) helps us put energy into Competence & Service, actively discern, and even assert, what works for us and what doesn’t, and to work diligently on what we’re passionate about.
Find your Voice, let them know what you’re passionate about and what you do about that.
Overall, let Consciousness speak.

 

SEPT 5 – the Contacts in Rulership (Sept 5 – 7) start with:
MERCURY in VIR in Earth Trine with SATURN retro / stationary (going direct Sept 18) and the South Node in CAP. While MERCURY is swift & straight-forward, SATURN is still retro and extra slow, in turnaround mode, together with the South Node.
Lots to organize and get ready for. Don’t judge / be hard on yourself and do things the hard & heavy way.
A good time for late Summer clearing (incl inner ‘house cleaning’), and for getting the pieces together to build a foundation for projects to come. Always good to remember: Practice IS Perfect.

 

SEPT 6
MERCURY in VIR square JUPITER in SAG.
Seeing the ‘conflict’ between the small world and the bigger picture?
Where there’s a problem there’s a solution – and a vaster perspective of seeing the situation.

 

SEPT 7
MERCURY in VIR opposite NEPTUNE retro in PISCES.
We’re doing our human thing while the Universe is arranging the Web of Life.
Communication happens via so many channels. Even if it seems overwhelming and confusing, never mind, and trust the flow. Let yourself be mused and inspired.

 

SEPT 8
MERCURY in VIR in Earth Trine with PLUTO retro in CAP.
Practical things happen here-now, yet deep & old connections get you into the Soul.
Energy from the Ancestors and from the Earth support what you’re doing.

 

SEPT 13 – Day of the PISCES – VIRGO Full Moon
MERCURY at the end of VIRGO meets VENUS before both go into LIBRA the day after, Sept 14.
You are beautiful, you are perfect – just the way you ARE.

 

Zodiac Clock in Switzerland – photo from a friend

Where in your chart is VIRGO?


That points to the area in life where being in Alignment and doing your Work & Practice is important for Wholeness and Wellness.

MERCURY freshly in VIRGO in your… House helps you turn your mind towards these areas of your Life:

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

2nd House:
Your Values, what you own, literally & metaphorically, your Business

3rd House:
You in Your Local Environment

4th House:
You and Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

5th House:
Your Creative, Playful, Inner Child and Lover

6th House:
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House:
Your Partners & Significant Others

8th House:
Your Involvement and Sharing with Others, Your Transformations

9th House:
What gives you Meaning, Your Wisdom, Inspiration, Path and Travels

10th House:
Your Purpose incl Career, Your Public Self

11th House:
Your Social Side – Engagement with Society, Groups and Friends

12th House:
Your Transcendent and Spiritual Self and Union with All-that-Is.

 

Wishing you a fruitful Harvest & Wellness Time with MERCURY in VIRGO!

Melanie

 

Check out these

Astro Creations & Experiences during MERCURY in VIRGO 

…helping you with Alignment & cosmic-human Wellness: 

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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.
August is Client Appreciation Month in my practice – substantial discounts, esp. if you’ve been my client for years. But even newbies get 11% off!

 

Please find upcoming Astro~Experiences as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. YouTube videos, on my FB Page:

Astrology for Self Realization.
Welcome!

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