Tag Archives: August 2018

MARS in late CAP turns direct on Aug 27: RE-newed Energy

27 Aug

Mars (Hubble Telescope picture)

We MADE it through MARS Retro!

MARS has been retro since June 26 (from early AQ back into late CAP) – here’s the blog post before the fact, if you’d like to read it up and review).
Believe it or not: It’ll go direct /  forward again today Aug 27 at 28-29° CAP!

It’ll be stationary / slow moving between 29° CAP and 2° AQ on the Community Building and ‘Prometheus’ Point until Fall Equinox, before picking up momentum, as it moves through AQ until Nov 15.

The CAP / AQ cusp that MARS activates now for a while (and already has, mid-May, and retro mid-Aug) is about collaboration in mature leadership, responsibility, and community.
We’ve seen lots of examples in the retro phase where this would have been necessary but wasn’t the case. What do you think?

MARS turning around in late CAP (where it’s the strongest in the Zodiac), close to evolutionary PLUTO is a renewing energy – and can even activate a push for renewable energy – given the catastrophic climate situation that requires a serious, timely turnaround of how resources on Planet Earth are being extracted and ‘used’ – or rather: where the Earth is stewarded in a responsible way.

  • If you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets end of CAP what’s the energy renewal for you, and how do you use it wisely? 
  • How is better collaboration now coming into place in your life?
    Maybe in different future oriented, innovative communities, groups, and systems…?
     

MARS activating the ‘Prometheus Point’ can be (esp. in square with URANUS – which is the Prometheus Archetype – exact on Sept 18) quite cathartic for innovative solutions, and revolutionary breakthroughs.
Watch for surprise news – and also watch out for accidents as a release valve for excess anger, and give the energy a better outlet.

LILITH is in the meantime in AQ, and will be met and passed by MARS on Oct 1 – what a boost for the liberation in our wild and FREE Nature!

 

Wishing you a boost of sustained and sustaining energy into September!
Melanie

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

AUGUST is Client Appreciation Month, at the occasion of the 18th anniversary of my Astrology practice!
Come on over, or let’s meet online, for a substantially discounted Astro session (11% – 22% – 33%, depending on how long you’ve been my client). And let your friends know!

 

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.
Our intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

PISCES – VIRGO Full MOON (Aug 26) with 2 Kites, Catalyzing MARS’s Turning Point: RE-newable Energy

25 Aug

Dear Astro~News Reader,

Once again, the Heavens mysteriously (PISCES) yet precisely (VIRGO) mirror Life on Earth and in us… since all is connected, all is ONE.

This last Full Moon of Summer 2018 (yes it is – the next one will be the Harvest Moon on Sept 24, just after Fall Equinox on Sept 22!) carries so much energy and information, and yet the big themes with PISCES – and NEPTUNE retro close to the Full MOON is:
What’s the atmosphere?
What are you picking up if you’re sensitive?
What’s showing up in all its fullness and ripeness, to be surrendered and released?

If your MOON or SUN, your Rising Sign or Planets in your birth chart are in PISCES I’m sure you’re feeling the collective energy strongly now – and might already have taken a lot IN.

As with the Piscean Ocean it’s so important to release and cleanse too – physically and energetically – for our overall well-being.
Have you?

How about this d.i.y. release (PI) practice (VIRGO) that I learned a few years back from a meditation teacher friend:

Visualize your body being a temple, a cathedral, or another beautiful (contained) sacred space.
Notice in what area / even chakra related energy is stuck and stagnant…. which level / ‘floor’ is it?
Could it be that you took this energy in, as you moved into situations – or the people and situations came towards you?
Notice how these frontal portals in your body (even ‘just’ the pores of your skin, your nose, mouth…) might have absorbed that energy which is sitting now in that…. area.
Now ‘simply’ visualize portals on the back of your body in the area of the the stuck energy opening, and a ray of golden or silver light carrying the stuckness out of your body and energy field.
Give yourself time for this process until you feel it’s complete.

How are you feeling now?
How’s your body and energy field?

Maybe an Epsom salt bath to round it up… or a walk… follow your intuition.

 

PISCES – VIRGO is the energy of the Sacred Feminine and spiritual practitioner, a.k.a. PRIESTESS in Tarot.

Crystal (mainly clear Quartz) activated Voyager Tarot card II – Priestess – Crystal Activation and Photo by Melanie


Being in Priestess Consciousness means:
Being self aware, whole and complete in our body-mind-spirit temple.
Practicing what keeps us well.
Being of service with our gifts.

The Priestess also relates to the extension of the ‘Sphinx Point’:
An initiation from LEO to VIRGO with the theme of Self Awareness  – which was activated by the SUN this week (exactly on Aug 22).

The Sphinx is an oracle, offering a silent mirror image.

Our perception of the world ‘as it is’, and of ‘other people’ shows us a lot about ourselves.

In LEO, a strong Self is developed.
In VIRGO, the question is explored:
Who or what IS the Self….?

To be self aware is to come back to these questions, and to live from that place.

Here’s the recent blog post about this activation.

 

In that Spirit, let’s take a look at the

PI – VIR FULL MOON and her ‘Entourage’

 

Can you see what I see?

The chart is very complex / layered, and interconnected (very apropos the VIRGO – PISCES dynamic)- as is the current world situation, and the state of personal affairs for many of us.

Often, the Universe shows things in several ways, and via similar flavours of the same theme….

‘Complex’ can be a good opportunity, since we have a chance to see patterns, problems, and solutions – a la VIRGO. Not that everything is ‘fix-able’, mind you….

 

There are 3 configurations that all hinge on the VIRGO SUN and URANUS retro in early TAU, and they even extend into 3-D:

  • A Tetradic Yod / Green Kite, pointing to the SUN (super rare). It’s highlighted with the Full Moon, and fades fast – yet keeps us questing… and the themes don’t ‘go away’.
  • A Grand Earth Trine with SUN / SATURN / URANUS involved (exact on Aug 25), and extended as a Blue Kite to the Full MOON.
    Wow, two overlapping Kites! The odds are really slim.
    The SATURN – URANUS trine continues until end of Sept (even though never precisely exact).
  • A T-square from the Nodal Axis in early AQ – LEO to URANUS retro in early TAU (active Aug – Oct!).
  • It almost looks like in 3D that there’s a Pyramid, with un-settling URANUS retro in early TAU (at the FM time FM time here on the West Coast even right overhead) being the ‘cap stone’.
    URANUS / Prometheus in TAU (freshly since mid-May), and until brings Freedom from Known, from attachments, the pyramidal hierarchy / solid and reliable structures… and for collaboration: Wake up, Earthlings!
    Here’s the still pertinent blog post about URANUS’s entry into TAU.

 

Mars (Hubble Telescope picture)

The Full MOON also catalyzes MARS’s turnaround!

MARS has been retro since June 26 (from early AQ back into late CAP) , and is about to go direct /  forward again, on Aug 27 at 28-29° CAP!

It’ll be stationary / slow moving between 29° CAP and 2° AQ on the Community Building and ‘Prometheus’ Point until Fall Equinox, before picking up momentum, as it moves through AQ until Nov 15.

The CAP / AQ cusp that MARS activates now for a while (and already has, mid-May, and retro mid-Aug) is about collaboration in mature leadership, responsibility, and community. We’ve seen lots of examples under the retro phase where this would have been necessary but wasn’t the case under MARS retro. 

MARS turning around in late CAP (where it’s the strongest in the Zodiac), close to evolutionary PLUTO is renewing energy – and can even activate a push for renewable energy – given the catastrophic climate situation that requires a serious, timely turnaround of how resources on Planet Earth are being extracted and ‘used’ – or rather: where the Earth is stewarded in a responsible way.

  • If you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets end of CAP what’s the energy renewal for you, and how do you use it wisely?
  • How is better collaboration now coming into place in your life?
    Maybe in different future oriented, innovative communities, groups, and systems…?

MARS activating the ‘Prometheus Point’ can be (esp. in square with URANUS – which is the Prometheus Archetype – exact on Sept 18) quite cathartic for innovative solutions, and revolutionary breakthroughs.
Watch for surprise news – and also watch out for accidents as a release valve for excess anger, and give the energy a better outlet.

LILITH is in the meantime in AQ, and will be met and passed by MARS on Oct 1 – what a boost for the liberation in our wild and FREE Nature!

 

Amazing FULL MOON Alignments 

Let’s take a closer look (a la VIRGO) at the Full MOON, her cosmic geometry, and the messages as they keep revealing themselves…. 
This one’s really quite magical and multi-layered:

Let’s start with the Pointer right at the VIRGO SUN:
Yet another YOD / Finger of God / Celestial Pointer, with LILITH / SN in AQ, and CHIRON retro in early AR forming the ‘base’.
It extends to the PI Full MOON, as a ‘Green Kite’ with the Full Moon as its ‘spine’. 
We also had a YOD to the recent LEO New Moon / PSE on Aug 11!
Now, that’s really rare to have two in a row.
Consciousness, Life giving Energy (the SUN) and literally:
The SUN as the focal point.

 



‘Randomly’, when ‘checking in’ this week on Crop Circles for the season, I found immediately this amazingly beautiful Sunflower like Circle that showed up right next to a Solar Farm, on July 14 –  right after the New Moon / PSE in CAN opp. PLUTO retro in CAP on July 12 / 13 – What humanity needs, vs. old and unsustainable energy ‘dinosaurs’ and other waste and abuse that needs to change.

 

A pointer to ‘go solar’?
Pretty obvious to me…
Using clean, green technology to work with natural resources – a powerful evolution of ‘farming’ that’s regenerative rather than destructive (as seen…).

Very much apropos the Grand Earth Trine also, with

  • The SUN in early VIR – Raising Awareness:
    What are we doing? What would be solutions to this problem?
  • SATURN in early CAP, about to go direct – Cosmic Coach:
    We know now how same old brings more of the same – and worse. Building what works is really time critical – takes work but there’s no way around.
  • URANUS retro in early TAU – Innovator:
    New / not-so-new innovative and revolutionary ways or working with natural resources that are FREE.

 

So, what’s with the YOD to the early VIRGO SUN / extending even to a Green Kite as the Full MOON in PI moves into the alignment?

A pointer towards SoUlar Consciousness – in VIRGO.
The Self Awareness Point: What’s going on here, what are we doing???!

What would healthy, aware, conscientious, skillful and helpful, practical and reasonable consciousness say to the PISCEAN chaos?
That also shows: We’re all on this Space Ship Earth together?

What’s the problem, and what can be a solution?
Since early VIR has a CAP undertone: What does Integrity and Responsibility say?
What would be simple first steps that can help and bring healing (CHIRON in AR on the base)?
What does humanity, society, group consciousness, and the future say (LILITH / SN in AQ on the base too)?
Are ‘the many’ even being seen and heard, or is it more about the ‘celebrities’ who get all the attention (LILITH / SN in AQ and LEO NN)?
And how does Humanity and do Groups and Organizations now need to step up?

 

I can’t help but seeing the socio-political side of the alignment…:
Please note in terms of North American leadership(?) that:

  • Trudeau has his AC in early VIR and his SUN in early CAP – this year challenged by SATURN.
  • Trump has his AC in late LEO – eclipsed by the ‘Great American Eclipse’ on Aug 21, 2017, and VIR also in his 1st house. No further comment…
  • For the City of Victoria, the early VIR YOD Full Moon is also quite relevant:
    The City’s AC and MOON are in early VIR. Municipal elections coming up on Oct 20 – which is in the Zodiac the LI-SCO ‘Tipping Point’ and the MOON will be in PI again – two Moons from now….
    Again: What would reason and (un)common sense, responsibility and true leadership say to ‘the mess / chaos’?

 

Here are the charts – check out the VIR AC areas:

 

 

The Grand EARTH TRINE
…with SUN in VIR / SATURN retro / stat in CAP / URANUS retro in TAU involved (was exact on Aug 25), and extended as a ‘Blue Kite’ to the Full MOON, also shows us that this chaos-that-connects (PI) can be an opportunity for grounded common sense, and new innovative if not revolutionary solutions to problems and lack of responsible leadership which don’t go away without significant paradigm shifts.


The
SATURN – URANUS Trine

…continues until end of Sept (even though it won’t be precisely exact). SATURN retro in CAP will go direct / forward from Earth perspective, on Sept 6, and is already a stationary focus (mid-Aug until late Sept).
While SATURN retro (since Apr 17) in CAP has given us ample evidence of what doesn’t work, what’s a waste of resources, and isn’t responsible leadership (rather more of the old) here’s the challenge / opportunity to turn the ship around, and bring better plans and leadership in integrity into responsible positions.

Sept is an important SATURN month.
URANUS retro in early TAU in alliance with stationary SATURN now brings new (and actually not-so-new) innovative approaches into the picture.

 

And then, there’s the URANUS hinge – on ‘top of the 3-D Pyramid’!

Quite a fascinating alignment and ‘pointer’!
It doesn’t look very ‘comfortable’ and ‘stable’ for the establishment (the ‘Settling Point’ in early TAU has also a CAP undertone), for business-as-usual, and for the economy…
Will the bubble burst?

Maybe not immediately – URANUS has an inbuilt surprise effect…

 

What’s with the T-square from the Nodal Axis in early AQ – LEO to URANUS retro in early TAU (active Aug – Oct!)?
Karmic pathways away from draining AQ, as seen in society: Isolation / anonymity, watching the show of the ‘celebrities’, the individual doesn’t count, is just part of a system, and towards healthy LEO: Everybody is special, seen and celebrated from a Heart space, everybody’s got creative talents that are welcome to be expressed.
Unplug. Play more.

The Nodal Axis is catalyzed by URANUS in-between these two points these months which can bring awakening shifts in consciousness that can have domino effects, in our personal lives and in society.

MARS will step into the picture again as well, when it re-enters AQ – the sign ruled by URANUS on Sept 10, goes into (# 3 of 3 ) square with URANUS, on Sept 18, and conjunct the SN in AQ on Sept 22.
Sounds like no boredom in September.
What would be new, innovative, experimental and creative ways of cooperation and co-creativity for you?
I can think of some already – hushhhh, to be revealed later.

 

Blessings for the PISCES – VIRGO Full MOON and beyond,
in ONEness and Wholeness!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

AUGUST is Client Appreciation Month, at the occasion of the 18th anniversary of my Astrology practice!
Come on over, or let’s meet online, for a substantially discounted Astro session (11% – 22% – 33%, depending on how long you’ve been my client). And let your friends know!

 

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.
Our intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

 

Sphinx Point Week and Day (Aug 22): Love & Know Thyself!

21 Aug

Dear Astro Friends,

You sense it, you know it…
The Summer SUN will make a move this week (exactly on Wed AUG 22 at 9:09 pm PDT) – into VIRGO, the last month of the season – Harvest Time!

 

Peasant Woman Binding Wheat Sheaves – Painting by Vincent Van Gogh

 

What’s the SPHINX POINT got to do with it?
And what’s it all about?

Sphinx on the Giza Plateau – Photo by Melanie, Egypt Journey Nov 2010

Self Awareness: Know Thyself. Who ARE YOU?
Which can be taken very deeply…

The SPHINX is an oracle, and offers a silent mirror image.
Our perception of the world ‘as it is’, and of people show
us a lot about ourselves.

In LEO, a strong Self is being developed.
In VIRGO, the question is explored: Who or what IS the Self….?


On a ‘practical’ level: Self (LEO) Awareness (VIRGO) means:
Who am I?
What brings me joy?
What do I do with Love, and as an expression of my fullness and wholeness?
What do I create from Love that’s in service to others?
How can I use my creative play, my passion, and my strengths not just for myself but to help others?
How do I put my Love into Service?

 

Virgo and Mercury – Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

VIRGO is motivated by alignment, as in:
Order into chaos, and alignment with the cosmic order and the higher self.
Bringing these to the ‘ground level’, and Heaven to Earth.
Clearly a (necessary, next level) ‘humbling’ effect in VIR after glorious and sometimes bombastic LEO.

In the seasons / yearly cycle it’s the time when Summer play time turns into ‘back to school / work’, and when harvest work begins.
In human development LEO – VIR is the phase from adolescence (show time, party time, being seen and popular, having fun) to young adulthood (taking on new responsibilities, transition into college / university or into the work world).

The passionate, fiery ‘anything goes’ LEO energy becomes grounded, practical, realistic, and checks in: Does this work, is it healthy, functional?
What would work better?
What needs to be realigned?

Paying attention to details and ‘issues’ is helpful, becoming neurotic – not so much.  
Always good to check in with awareness: 
What’s going on here?
What am I doing and why?
Whom and what does this serve? Or is it self-serving?
Can I be aware of the ego, and put its energy into some practical use?

 

Blessings for our Transition into Self Aware VIRGO!

 

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

AUGUST is Client Appreciation Month, at the occasion of the 18th anniversary of my Astrology practice!
Come on over, or let’s meet online, for a substantially discounted Astro session (11% – 22% – 33%, depending on how long you’ve been my client). And let your friends know!

 

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.
Our intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

LEO ‘Celestial Pointer’ Super New Moon / Partial SoUlar Seed Eclipse – and 7(!) Retro Planets: Living Life Lovingly!

10 Aug

Dear Astro~News Reader,

Leo-nasadhHow’s your creative FIRE and Love for Life these days?

Do you Life the Life your Love?

Do you Love yourSELF fully?

Do you stand in the Light and Radiance of your Being?

 

…central questions for LEO – the Zodiac energy in central Summer!

This exact / partially ecliptic and central (18°41′) LEO New Moon is planting a powerful Seed into our cosmic / human beingness, for all of the above – if we choose to invoke, welcome, and nurture it (the nodal energy goes from LEO to CANCER this Nov).

 

What’s Special about the upcoming LEO NEW MOON on Aug 11?

A LOT! All these ELEVEN factors:

  • LEO IS special! 😉

 

  • It’s the 3rd of three SUPER strong New Moons (as the MOON is closest to Earth in her orbit):
    In GEMINI on June 13, in CANCER / PSE on July 12 / 13, and now in LEO / PSE on Aug 11.

    Again, a very strong lunar, emotional and somatic influence on us Earth Beings.
    Feeling and sensing it?

    Creative SOLar Fire is being channeled via the cool MOON – a conception of the NEW into creative, heartful, playful LEO expression – ruled by the SUN.
    As with every New Moon, a seed is planted ‘in the dark’, and we can’t see it sprout yet until… it does. Yet something stirs, within… The SEED of LOVE, nurtured when we live lovingly.

    LOVE is the force in the Universe that creates – and fuels our human creativity. 

 

  • Yes, it’s an Eclipse!
    The path
    goes over the Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, North Atlantic, North East Europe, and North East Asia – its effects will be mostly noticeable there.

    If only our Hearts melted, instead of the precious ice…The partially ecliptic shadow of the MOON ‘wandering’ in front of the SUN disk symbolizes a temporary occultation of the light of consciousness (SUN) through mental / emotional processes and ego identifications (isn’t Mind a continuum of thoughts and emotions…?!) from which it re-emerges, renewed, clear and radiant.
    With the LEO energy, let’s not let the egoic drama of our mind and emotions get the better of us, and overshadow our Heart and pure consciousness.
    Let’s offer it up to a new beginning from LOVE.

 

  • This PSE closes the Summer 2018 Eclipse Portal.
    See Astro~News post Heart Medicine & Creativity Boost – 3 Summer ECLIPSES: Welcoming Our Loving Heart into the Change:

    Two Partial Solar Eclipses on July 12 / 13 and Aug 11 have been ‘wrapping around’ the Total Lunar Eclipse on July 27 / 28.
    The whole planetary ‘team’ invites us to come from the Heart, and show ourselves in a warm, loving, playful, and generous way that’s based on intrinsic Self Love, while releasing old aggression that may come from a place of isolation and separation.
    The central Eclipse, a Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse was also the Guru Purnima – celebrating the Spiritual Teacher, and Inner Guru.

 

Amma, the ‘Hugging Saint’ and Spiritual Teacher to many, embracing and healing, while embodying the Divine Mother energy.

 

  • It’s also a LEO SEED Eclipse (as I like to call it), since it comes with the North Node (see chart below) which is also in LEO these days (May 2017 – Nov 2018), while the South Node is in AQ:
    A ‘cosmic invitation’ is to ‘unplug’ from collective isolation, and from group / system dynamics that suck our energy (AQ shadow); to play more, create more, love more (LEO) which we bring to our AQ co-creations.
    Everybody is special, and we’re all Stars in the Constellation of L.O.V.E.Last year, we had TWO LEO New Moons!
    The second one on Aug 21, 2017 was a Total Solar Eclipse (its path went over the U.S.), on the Self Awareness / Sphinx Point cusp to VIRGO. I’m sure you remember.

    What has happened with our LEO creations and expressions since – from awareness of who we are, and how we can be of loving service with our gifts and skills (VIR)?
    Have they grown and flourished?
    It all starts from the Heart, and from loving ourselves fully.

    This last (in the next 18 years) LEO SEED Eclipse brings us into the Heart Centre from which Life and Love and Creativity emanate, and where Love of Self, of Life, of ‘other’ are united as-ONE.

 

  • This Eclipse creates a Full Circle / Cycle going back to the Total Solar Eclipse (TSE) in LEO on Aug 11, 1999 at the same(!) degree in LEO (that one was more dramatic, and still….).
    Remember where you were at in Summer 1999?
    Do some journaling / let me know if you like to show & tell.

    I was still in Europe and experienced the Eclipse in a field in Bavaria, together with a friend.
    Quite an intense experience, as there was a thunder storm and some lightning happening ‘on the other side’ (towards North) while the sky darkened and everything became so still.
    What a powerful experience to have the SUN come back as the MOON moved on! A Solar Renewal in LEO indeed – following the Heart and Love.
    At that time, the seed was planted for me to come to Canada. 

    This PSE is also a Seed Eclipse in LEO.
    What did your Heart call YOU then?
    Where is it / are YOU now?

    Whatever the Question.
    LOVE is the Answer. 

 

  • As you’ll see in the chart below, there’s also rare YOD (elongated green triangle) configuration, with two quincunxes pointing  from PLUTO retro in CAP and NEPTUNE retro in PI to the SUN / MOON in LEO.
    This YOD, a.k.a. ‘Finger of God’ is a Celestial Pointer that orients our attention and energy in the direction of the Eclipse New Moon, with the archetypal energies ‘on the bottom’, PLUTO / Transformation of Resources, and NEPTUNE / Transcendence-in-Oneness, as a foundation. 
    It’s like a ‘pilgrimage’ – not that we ever ‘arrive’ anywhere specific, yet we’re on an inner journey, and need to surrender our attachment to a desired outcome, aiming at Love.

    The archetypal energies on the bottom are:

    * PLUTO retro in CAP: 
    The transformation of engaging in what promises personal power / can have power over us (all from a place of hierarchy / duality / judgment), and can waste time and resources, into the power that IS, incorruptible, and always a renewable resource. The source of integrity, and for the work we’re here to do.
    So, practically speaking: What are you investing your time, energy, and resources into?
    With the retro dynamic: The old ways don’t work anymore, time to transform and renew.

    * NEPTUNE retro in PI:
    Letting go of overwhelm (of the separate, disconnected Self), and surrendering in Oneness. When we tap into the Field of Union / Love, there’s flow, and there’s ‘only one of us here’.

    NEPTUNE in PI has been this Spring and Summer in a ‘Saving Grace’ Water Trine with JUPITER in SCO (will be once more exact, on Aug 19):  As we dive into what might be uncomfortable at first we discover hidden treasures that transform us for the better.


    Of course, all this transpersonal, transformational, transcendent energy is a great foundation and ‘funnels’ (the YOD) into Living from LOVE.
    Rumi sums it up so beautifully: 

 

 

  • The PSE comes right after the 08 / 08 mid-LEO / mid-Summer ‘Gate of Power’ where energy concentrates and emanates:
    The LEO Power to LOVE. ❤

 

  • Plus, 08 / 08 was the day of SIRIUS the ‘Dog Star’ (brightest star in the Dog constellation Canis Major, and in the night sky!) rising again before the SUN – the ‘Heliacal Rising’ (Helios = SUN in Greek)!
    REbirth of the Spiritual SUN!

    SIRIUS

 

  • Synchronistically with SIRIUS Rising on 08 / 08 was also the half-way point of MERCURY retro, a.k.a. ‘Point of Enlightening Insight’, where MERCURY retro stepped behind the SUN – which you can also see in the chart below.
    Up to then, with MERCURY ahead of the SUN in the Zodiac, the mind (MERCURY) could have easily run the show.
    Purpose of each MERCURY retro phase is to ‘lasso’ the monkey mind a.k.a. MERCURY in, and let Spirit, Consciousness, and the Heart (represented by the SUN) direct again, and the mind be in its service.

    This half-way point with the MERCURY – SUN conjunction is also a ‘New MERCURY’ (like New Moon) – a new way of communicating with Love (LEO), starting from the inside-out.

 

  • Speaking of MERCURY retro:
    The PSE in LEO CAT-alyzes the Retro Record peak of SEVEN Planets now (until Aug 18 when MERCURY goes direct again)!

    RETRO Record Summer 2018 – Resourcing from Within
    This Summer (esp. July / Aug), 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 scapegoat.

    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 and sticky habits 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:

    MERCURY in LEO:
    Expressing and showing ourselves lovingly, passionately, creatively, and heart-fully.

    MARS in AQ / CAP:
    Building in Community. Together we’re stronger.

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

    CHIRON in AR / PI:
    The ‘wound’ carries the Medicine. We’re suffering the wounds of the collective, and heal when we surrender and are authentic.

    URANUS in TAU / AR:
    Embodied Liberation into the vibrant NOW Presence.

    NEPTUNE in PI:
    Dropping into Unity Consciousness, in the Unified Field.

    PLUTO in CAP:
    Empowered by and for Evolution.

 

Voila, here is the cosmic map of the

LEO New Moon 2018 / Partial Solar Eclipse

The New Moon will be exact at 2:58 am PDT, and the height of the Eclipse at 3:02 am PDT.


 

Can you see the LEO concentration, and the YOD to the New Moon, plus all the 7 Retro Planets?

Lots of fixed energy, in TAU, LEO, SCO, and AQ. Don’t get pulled into personal power dynamics, and channel the energy into natural power-that-IS.

Also, there are two exact T-Squares now, channeled through the Eclipse New Moon:

To URANUS retro in TAU from the Nodal Axis (still on until the end of the year!), this month accentuated also through MARS retro and LILITH in early AQ:
Awakening from old collective, separative, competitive group consciousness, and into Heart Love.
Remove yourself from systems that fight other systems or carry inner battle-over-territory energy, and continue to feed the wheel of karma, and channel the energy into loving creativity.

To SATURN retro, from VENUS in LI (was exact Aug 9, now fading) and CHIRON retro in AR (on for the rest of Aug): 
Integrating the teachings of how the Medicine comes with the wound, and when ‘rejection’ / frustration happens in relationships it’s often just ‘not a good match’. Notice judgment. Finding our Balance in what might look like a Battle. What would Integrity, Wisdom, and the Ancient Ones say and do?

 

Johfra Bosschart Leo

The SUN Rules LEO – Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

LEO rules the fiery Solar Plexus (just take a look at that glorious SUN Lion on the JB picture!), the Heart Chakra, and the Crown Chakra.

En-coeur-aging us to radiate powerful strength, to express from your beautiful Heart, and to BE in our SoUlar Cosmic Consciousness!
All these Chakras get lit up now – and bright Summer sunlight clearly helps too 🙂


LEO’s all-time motto:
LIVE LIFE LOVINGLY guides us in this!

The LEO Super NEW MOON PSE catalyzes that energy – a Seed is planted.

First ‘sprouting’ can be seen at the PI – VIR FULL MOON close to NEPTUNE in PI, on Aug 26:
When we do Spiritual Practice (PI – VIR) and let Love flow (PI) it naturally channels into Service (VIR).

Blessings for a Heart-full LEO New Moon PSE Season and Seed Energy!

 

Would you like to join our Cosmic Circles?
Always with Love and Joy present!

Check out the upcoming ones, posted on my Astro FB Page.
The circles are intimate, so that everyone is being seen (LEO) and met.

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

AUGUST is Client Appreciation Month, at the occasion of the 18th anniversary of my Astrology practice!
Come on over, or let’s meet online, for a substantially discounted Astro session (11% – 22% – 33%, depending on how long you’ve been my client). And let your friends know!

 

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.
Our intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

* SIRIUS is RISING on 08 / 08 * REbirth of the Spiritual SUN!

8 Aug

SIRIUS

 

Two Winters ago, I saw SIRIUS through a friend’s telescope, and felt immediately connected to the bright blue star.

On 08 / 08, SIRIUS a.k.a. The Dog Star (brightest star in the Dog constellation), a.k.a. The Scorcher, will rise again, before the SUN!
Hot Dog Days of SUMMER are on NOW, and we’ve certainly had an ‘extra dose’ of scorching heat lately, with wildfires starting.

 

Synchronistically with SIRIUS Rising, today 08 / 08 is also the half-way point of MERCURY retro, a.k.a. ‘Point of Enlightening Insight’ where MERCURY retro steps behind the SUN.
Thus far, with MERCURY ahead of the SUN, the mind (MERCURY) could have easily run the show.

Hardly any astrologers talk about this:
Purpose of each MERCURY retro phase is to ‘lasso’ the monkey mind a.k.a. MERCURY in, and let Spirit, Consciousness, and the Heart (represented by the SUN) direct again, and the mind be in its service.
This half-way point with the MERCURY – SUN conjunction is also a ‘New Mercury’ (like New Moon) – a new way of communicating with Love (LEO), starting from the inside-out.

 

 

Sirius Dog Star

 

SIRIUS the ‘Dog Star’ is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major, ‘the Dog’ and in fact brightest star in the night sky(!)

Please find an excellent description here and here.

SIRIUS now RISING again before the SUN is called the ‘Heliacal Rising’ (Helios = SUN in Greek), this year on 08 / 08 (which is also the 08 / 08 ‘Lion’s Gate’ – the Centre of the fixed signs, TAU, LEO, SCO, and AQ, are Gates of Power)…
…while hot LEO Days (‘DOG DAYS of Summer’) are here, in the Northern Hemisphere.

 

Leo_Sirius_Team

Walk with your Cat or / and Dog friend, (not only) under the conjunction of the SUN in LEO the Lion, with SIRIUS the Dog Star! 🙂

 

A special treat and invitation awaits you and your dog(!) again this year, at this fine occasion: 
Welcome to * You and Your Star-Dog @ Sirius Rising on 08 / 08 THU see the FB event.
Last minute registration (well, until 1 pm) welcome!


When SIRIUS the brightest star in the night sky re-appears before the SUN at dawn it’s the time for the ‘Spiritual SUN’, or Heart of our physical SUN to be REborn.

Well, always a good time to RE-connect with the Spiritual SUN…

 

Isis Papyrus

Egyptian Goddess Isis

 

Ancient Egypt honoured the yearly reappearance of SIRIUS which announced the flooding of the Nile and the Goddess Isis, heavenly wife of Osiris, and Mother of Horus.

Blessings for the SIRIUS Initiation to our Spiritual SUN! 

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

AUGUST is Client Appreciation Month, at the occasion of the 18th anniversary of my Astrology practice!
Come on over, or let’s meet online, for a substantially discounted (11% – 22% – 33%, depending on how long you’ve been my client) Astro session. And let your friends know!

 

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.
Our intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

Balance is Beautiful. VENUS ‘Evening Star’ enters LIBRA on Aug 6 (until Sept 9, plus: Oct 31 – Dec 2, due to VENUS retro, Oct 5 – Nov 16)

5 Aug

The Birth of Venus by Botticelli

VENUS Love Goddess makes a move from VIRGO into her ‘domain’ of LIBRA – ahhh!

VENUS in VIRGO (since July 9) has attracted lots of themes (if not problems) to ‘work on’ and bring into alignment and healing – to be in wholeness.
Which also means: self sufficiency, and not ‘needing’ a partner. 

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

 

Freshly in LIBRA, VENUS will have ‘dates’ with 4 cuspy / early-sign retro Archetypes all within 3 days, Aug 7 – 9:
MARS retro in AQ, CHIRON retro in AR, URANUS retro in TAU (ruled by VENUS), and SATURN retro in CAP.

AUG 7
VENUS in LIBRA trine MARS retro in AQ.
Stepping away from social conditioning that creates unnecessary conflict attracts better matches.

AUG 8 – 8-8 / SIRIUS Rising.
VENUS in LI opp. CHIRON in AR.
Yes, you can be in peace and harmony AND authentic.

AUG 9
VENUS in LIBRA quincunx URANUS retro in TAU, and square SATURN retro in CAP.
‘Nice’ and charming isn’t always the answer. Free yourself from bullying, stand by your values, and in your integrity, but don’t be too rigid and judgmental either. Keep it simple.


Love, Peace, Harmony, and right Relationship can help balance lots of old, long-standing issues…
Yet don’t get too much drawn into their / old agenda – otherwise VENUS retro has to sort it out again this Fall…

 

Yes, VENUS will be for a long time in LIBRA and SCORPIO this Fall and early Winter since she’ll go retro from Oct 5 to Nov 16 (from mid-SCO back to late LI, the ‘Alchemy Point’).
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…). 
The VENUS retro phase (every 1 1/2 years) will help us come back to our own self-value. Which often starts with: re-evaluating relationships…
Inner Goddess re-emerging.

If this intrigues you stay tuned for a Special VENUS Retro Parlour early Oct. 

Of course, I’d be honoured to visit your VENUS retro themes with you already before, in private session.

 

Blessings for the VENUSian Infusion!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

AUGUST is Client Appreciation Month, at the occasion of the 18th anniversary of my Astrology practice!
Come on over, or let’s meet online, for a substantially discounted (11% – 22% – 33%, depending on how long you’ve been my client) Astro session. And let your friends know!

 

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.
Our intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

Your True Nature is FREE – LILITH enters AQ on Aug 6 (until May 4, 2019), and URANUS goes retro on Aug 7.

3 Aug

LILITH, the Archetype of the ‘Wild Woman’, or rather ‘Unconditioned Nature’ will enter Freedom loving AQUARIUS on Aug 6 –
…while URANUS, the ruling Planet of AQ is being squared by MARS (exact Aug 1), and goes retro on Aug 7 – whoa!

Dramatic Lightning through the Clouds (Photographer unknown)

URANUS, the Archetype of the Awakener and Liberator ‘sitting’ in stationary (unsettling!) mode on the ‘Settling Point’ in early TAU throughout July while in square with MARS which is presently retro in URANUS ruled AQ (exact / culminating on AUG 1) – a ‘double whammy’.

It’s been indeed an erratic zigzag course of slow and stagnant ‘sitting on things’, mixed with sudden break-outs / breakthroughs which can also erupt as accidents.


MARS – URANUS brings sudden ways of disrupting old defunct energy, and perhaps release Martian anger. 
Remember, URANUS is innovative and MARS finds a way for the energy to be released – like a flash of lightning…

Ultimately, it’s about FREEDOM:
URANUS in TAU disrupts our old attachments to certain ‘comfort traps’ that prevent us from being free.

Now, as of Aug 7, URANUS joins the club of retro planets, and makes it a record of SEVEN (MERCURY, MARS, SATURN, CHIRON, URANUS, NEPTUNE, PLUTO) in the first half of August.

With so much cosmic RETRO energy we’re called to go backwards / inwards, for REsolve and RElease, esp. when it comes to old low and unconscious perhaps karmically ‘inherited’ vibrations.
Check out my blog post about the RETRO Record Summer for the particulars.

With URANUS in early TAU going retro (Aug 7 – Jan 7) we might re-visit our inner less attached and freer Self from the past, and find the place inside that’s free, independent of Taurean security. And we’re called to find freedom in the physically embodied self (and don’t need to ‘check out’ to be free).

URANUS will on its retro trip and over the Winter go back into ARIES (where it’s been since March 2011 until Apr 2018) to show us how new approaches to a situation and seeing it in a fresh, new light can be so liberating and surprising (btw: life never turns out how we expect it to….).

Bottom line: URANUS in TAU / AR:
Embodied Liberation into the vibrant NOW Presence.

 

What’s LILITH got to do with it?

You bet LILITH and URANUS are buddies.

LILITH has a 9-year cycle, and hasn’t been in AQ since Oct 2009 – June 2010 (last phase).
‘She’ travels 9 month in one sign – a ‘pregnancy phase’ to cultivate intrinsic qualities of that Zodiac energy, through / in our True, Free, unconditioned Nature.
And by the way, ‘she’ never goes retro.

 

Ancient Sumerian Lilith Relief

 

Quick re-CAP, for the context:

LILITH in ‘traditional Astrology’ represents the wild and free inner Feminine. ‘She’ is a force of Nature, and relies on ‘her’ inner natural knowing.
Under LILITH in CAP over the last 9 months since Nov 2017, we’ve seen countless BS regarding Integrity and ‘mature Leadership’. Our instinctual Nature knows when something doesn’t smell good / sit well, and we need to walk away / find our Freedom.

‘She’ fiercely resists being conditioned, subordinated, disrespected, and ‘used’, in societal, patriarchal ways, in terms of what a woman (and: Nature) is ‘supposed to be’, as defined by patriarchal values.

SATURN now (also) retro in CAP advises us to not give authority away, and source it from within.
We’re responsible for our lives. Done with guilt and ‘shoulds’, taking too much on, feeling resentful… you name it. Heavy, heavy stuff. Lighten the load!
LILITH in CAP has also shown us to be quite ZEN about things, and cultivate simplicity beyond complexity.
The main alignment for LILITH in CAP was the MARS – PLUTO – LILITH alignment in CAP this May – when Mt. Kilauea erupted, and the Earth Mother showed her power.… still in process…

 

‘Wild Woman’ LILITH is shifting Zodiac energies (only every 9 months), as ‘she’ enters Freedom loving AQ, on Aug 5 / 6). 

 

 

LILITH in AQ – Our True Nature is FREE.

Integrity & Simplicity (CAP) leads to Freedom (AQ).

Throughout Aug and Sept until early Oct, LILITH and MARS are travelling super close to each other and to the Lunar South Node, on the ‘Community Builder’ / ‘Prometheus Point’ (CAP / AQ) – see chart below.

LILITH gets a MARtian boost (exact alliances Aug 10 & Oct 2), to process anger and turn it into dynamic action, esp. related to society and humanity. Release draining, imbalanced associations, and engage in groups and with people where there’s Integrity & Freedom.
With the Lunar North Node in LEO, best to start with LOVE, and connect from there.

Socially speaking, this can lead to different, new, Heart ‘upgraded’ friendships, and community / social / cooperative alliances that are based on fairness, reciprocity, equality and… freedom! 
Wouldn’t work otherwise… since intrinsically freedom loving LILITH would be out of it.

Ultimately, ‘wild’ LILITH represents our True, ‘Wild’ and unconditioned / unconditional Inner Nature that’s always FREE.

 

Here’s the chart for LILITH’s entry into AQ!

Since I couldn’t find info about the exact time on Aug 6, I experimented, and found 11 pm PDT  worked best.

 

See the PLUTO / LILITH / MARS / South Node cluster from late CAP to early AQ?
That’s where a lot happens these ‘days’ / months! (LILITH, MARS, South Node) / years! (PLUTO), reflecting the death and transformation of the ‘Old World’, with lots of shadow coming to the surface in the process, and re-purposing of the energy into what’s more evolved.

LILITH moving into AQ also indicates a shift from dysfunctional old systems (AQ South Node – lined up with LILITH on Sept 18) to better communities – as we follow our Heart (LEO) and connect with good people to collaborate and team up with, and build the New and Alternative together.

LILITH on the CAP / AQ cusp will meet up / trade places with MARS twice, on Aug 10 (under MARS retro), plus again post MARS retro, on Oct 2.
LILITH is also very close to the Lunar South Node in AQ (exact alignment on Sept 18).
Basically, the trio of LILITH / MARS / South Node cruises together from Aug to early Oct, plus it squares URANUS in early TAU (exact for LILITH on Aug 28).
Lots of wild and crazy yet also wildly liberating and high frequency energy in the atmosphere / astrosphere.

 

LILITH in AQ will also go into ‘square dance’ with VENUS in SCO three times, before, during, and after VENUS’s retro journey ‘into the underworld’ this Fall:
On Sept 16 (VENUS direct), Oct 17 (VENUS retro – Oct 5 – Nov 16), and Dec 23 (VENUS direct).


Uhhh, that sounds like a juicy dynamic, shifting what others / society (VENUS ‘Evening Star’ before retro) deems beautiful and attractive to finding our intrinsic value (VENUS ‘Morning Star’) and freedom from deep within.
Imagine the freedom that ensues from fully valuing yourself.

 

LILITH in YOUR chart…

…shows the area where and how YOU need to be in tune with YOUR nature.
I.o.w., which areas of life trigger that (money, children, relationships, travel, career…) and in what way (sign, and aspects to other planets).

So, give the inner AQ LILITH a good outlet in the next 9 months, and be in the authentic Freedom!
It’s Your Life and the world needs YOU!

On a spiritual level, the LILITH in AQ shows us:
Our True Nature is always unconditionally FREE.

If you have SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in AQ…
…and for all of us, where AQ is in our charts, this is the 9-month ‘pregnancy’ phase to cultivate being FREE in our True Self

 

In an esoteric sense, the CAP / AQ cusp is also the ‘Lightworker and Ascended Masters Point’.
Maybe LILITH  / MARS in AQ shows how angelic / light warriors are active and around us – reminding us: We ARE the Light!

If you have an Aquarian side in you it gets ‘lilified’, and infused with untameable and indomitable Spirit.

Let’s come together, on Day ONE of LILITH in AQ,
in our Special Astro Parlour:

LILITH into AQ (Aug 6, 2018 – May 4, 2019) – 
Your True Nature is FREE.

TUE AUG 7
7:07 – 9:39 PM PDT
Join us in person, or online via zoom, from your home or holiday

We’ll invoke and welcome LILITH’s entry into AQ, and discuss how to be best aligned with it, for the upcoming 9 months, customized for your astrological themes.

Relevant esp. for all of you with a strong LILITH in your chart, or SUN, MOON, AC, MC or planets in AQ, or in the other fixed signs TAU, LEO, and SCO. In doubt, I can check for you.

If you’d like to join this focused LILITH Workshop please register via email (to licht@islandnet.com), with your complete birth info (date, time, place). Welcome!
If you don’t have your birth time we can muscle test it!
I’m available for your preliminary questions too, of course.

Please find the curriculum of classes and workshops in more detail here,
and current ones on my FB Page.

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

AUGUST is Client Appreciation Month, at the occasion of the 18th anniversary of my Astrology practice!
Come on over, or let’s meet online, for a substantially discounted (11% – 22% – 33%, depending on how long you’ve been my client 😉 ) Astro session. And let your friends know!

 

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.
Our intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

It’s MidSummer! Happy Lammas / Lughnassadh / LEO-nassad!

30 Jul

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Blessings for the sacred season of Central Summer, dear ASTRO~NEWS Reader!

Central LEO is ‘double LEO’ (centre of the fixed sign, where energy concentrates):
Solid Summer Heat & Glow!

 

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with the Equinoxes and Solstices, and the fixed ‘Gates of Power’: Beltane, LAMMAS / Lughnassadh, Samhain / Halloween, and Imbolc.

LAMMAS / LUGHNASSADH is traditionally celebrated on Aug 1.

Exact mid (15°) LEO would be actually a few days later,  Aug 7 / 8.

It’s the great festival of Lugh, or Lug, the great Celtic Sun King and God of Light.
At Lammas the Goddess is in Her aspect as Grain Mother, Harvest Mother, and Harvest Queen.

Grain is ripe to harvest, and in the country harvest festivals are starting now.
I grew up in the Bavarian country, and remember the golden glow of wheat fields…

You can find a beautiful description of Lammas traditions and suggestions for little rituals at this site The Goddess and the Green Man.

 

Demeter / Ceres Relief

 

And it’s the celebration of CERES the grain goddess.
Presently, Asteroid CERES dwells (since end of June until early Sept) in VIRGO, the sign of the Harvest Maiden.
How perfectly aligned – and supportive for us, in this super-retro Summer 2018 to re-align and bring the best of our work ‘in line’ for harvest, while Earth-Mothering our health and wellness too.

 

 

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo: SUMMER

 

With SUN, North Node and MERCURY retro in passionate, creative LEO, and just post the Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in AQ….
… I trust your creativity and co-creation sky-rocket, as you RE-connect with and from the HEART, and Live Life Lovingly (the all-time LEO motto)!

 

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Lioness Friends

 

The post LAMMAS LEO New Moon / Partial Solar Eclipse on Aug 11 (Blog post to follow) will be at 18°42 LEO.
Live Life Lovingly!
Access the LEO solid warmth-of-heart, and creative power in the area of life where mid LEO is in your chart!

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

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

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

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

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

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

7th House:
Your significant others – they are special, as is your relationship! Celebrate Life & Love together!

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

9th House:
Your travels and worldviews – Travel with joy, and put your creations out there into the World!

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

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

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

 

Happy LEO Times to y’all!

 

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 Astrology practice – celebrating its 18th(!) anniversary, with substantial discounts on consultation sessions – 11 – 22 – 33%!
The longer ago you had your first session the less you pay in August! 🙂 .
But even as a client newbie you get 11% off this month!

 

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

AUGUST is Client Appreciation Month, at the occasion of the 18th anniversary of my Astrology practice!
Come on over, or let’s meet online, for a substantially discounted (11% – 22% – 33%, depending on how long you’ve been my client 😉 ) Astro session. And let your friends know!

 

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.
Our intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

MERCURY Retro (July 25 – Aug 18) in LEO: SelfLove Talk – Cosmic RE-lief & Toolkit

21 Jul

Hello Astro Archetype Attuned Friends,

What on Earth and in the Heavens is going on, these days? 
you might wonder… and I’ve been asked a lot lately…

Yes, it’s the era of massive collective awakening & wake-up calls, transformational shifts in society , and of old patterns and ‘operating systems’ in our personal lives, mirrored by our transpersonal planetary ‘friends’ URANUS now on the TAURUS cusp, CHIRON now on the ARIES cusp, NEPTUNE in PISCES, and PLUTO in CAP.

Plus, the Record Retro Summer of 2018 (so far 5, soon 6, and in August 7 Planets retro!!!) has begun!
No wonder, things are a bit topsy-turvy.

But what’s with all the technology and communication glitches (or surprises!) that have sneaked in again lately?
No way? Are you telling me…..?
YEP, the inevitable is happening again: 

Mercury Retro

Mercury doing its retro somersaults again… summery HOT in LEO this time.

Another MERCURY Retro phase is coming UP, and already gearing UP!
All in LEO this time (from 23°27′ back to 11°32′ LEO), from JULY 25 – AUG 18.

M-r happens in the same Element for one year, and is in FIRE in 2018.
The Element sequence goes backward in the Zodiac, e.g. this year in FIRE. The last M-r phase March 22 – Apr 15 was all in AR, next one will be in SAG / SCO Nov 16 – Dec 6, and 2019 M-r in WATER signs PI, CAN and SCO is on.

Those of you who’ve read in my MERCURY retro support REport (or even advocacy) over the years know:
M-r isn’t necessarily ‘BAD’ news.
And hey – perhaps an overdue and cosmically well timed adjustment!

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


Have you noticed?
We’re already in the build-up (or rather: slow-down) phase!
Our good old messenger / trickster friend MERCURY has since July 8 been in the pre-retro ‘shadow’
(i.o.w., crossed the 11° LEO mark from which it will go direct again on Aug 18).

Since JULY 16, MERCURY has been in stationary (very slowly moving) ‘U-turn storm’. 

Next week, on JULY 25, MERCURY will start its seasonal retro loop which goes until AUG 18.
Definitely a good time for RE-treat. Take it easy on a busy holiday back and fro, and getting wrapped up in planning ‘loops’ directed by mental overdrive.

 

Speak from the Heart, Roar if Needed, and Show Yourself.

Woohoo – a loooong phase of MERCURY in LEO altogether this year, throughout JULY, AUGUST, and into early SEPT!

Seems like we’ve got something to learn and RE-trieve from the LEO side of things.

Everything LEO (Love, Passion, Creativity, The Self, yet also the Inner Drama Queen / King and Narcissist) is brought to awareness and discussion.
Be the Artist and Heart-ist!

The energy turns inward-backward as MERCURY goes retro, to RE-connect from the Heart rather than roaring / making it all about ourselves….

But hey, why do we / they crave attention?
Maybe ‘simply’ to be seen and loved.
Maybe something ‘went wrong’ there in the past, maybe early on… and we internalized it.
Time to re-lease those inner voices, under MERCURY retro.

YES, Self Love Talk is totally in accord with M-r in LEO.
Give yourself the Love you might miss from others, and tell yourself a new Love Story.

How do you talk to yourself?
Is it a feedback-loop?
Stop, notice, take note even, and check out patterns. With our repetitive mental patterns we create pre-conceived reinforcement neuro pathways, and selective perceptions of what confirms our beliefs. Our mind is a powerful manifestor – well, at least it’s a filter of ‘reality’ which can create ‘blinders’.

How does the Self Loving YOU communicate with others?
Notice how your communication flows when you’re in a loving space…

When / how / why do you compensate a lack of love through self absorption?
Why do you need the attention?
Often easier to recognize in narcissistic, self absorbed others who dominate a situation.

Experiment witnessing yourself (would be great to re-listen to a re-corded conversation…) – how do you represent yourself?

What do you LOVE about yourself?
What do you LOVE about LIFE?
How can you LIVE Life (more) Lovingly?

And what would LOVE say?

Rather than feeding anger, and going into verbal confrontation
(which might be a strong temptation, with MARS on the other side of the spectrum, presently retro in AQ), can you find the Loving Place in your Heart from which to speak and act?
But hey: What does the anger tell you?  What’s the deeper desire (MARS) behind it?
What are your desires, when it comes to friends, groups, community, and humanity (AQ)?
What’s your message for Humanity?

Always good (not only) these days, to start from the Heart – an invitation from the LEO North Node (which MERCURY will re-approach when in retro) – and meet ‘even strangers’ from a place of Love.
I prefer to live in a World where Love and warm heartedness matter, rather than in icy glass houses of isolation, alienation, and anonymity (AQ South Node).

“Share your smile with a stranger, and be excellent with each other”, is what our LEO SUN Yoga teacher likes to say at the end of the class.
Yet, in our device driven environ-mental sphere not many smiles are exchanged anymore with real people (smiley icons on the screen yes…).

 

It’s gotten really hot(!) when MERCURY (in LEO the hottest sign of the Zodiac) went into pre-retro ‘storm’ last MON JULY 16! Noticed?
Don’t let the Ego Monkey Mind rule you!
Be mindful, rather than having the mind uber-full.

Hope all the LEO energy doesn’t mean more forest fires, drought, etc – MERCURY is one of the factors that also reflect weather patterns. Weather report confirms it IS getting hot over the weekend and next week, here on Vancouver Island.

Smile more often, smile at yourself, smile as if noone or everyone sees it, and enjoy the Sunshine and Moonlight, Cosmic Strangers & Friends!

 

Change of Heart, Change of Mind

MERCURY in LEO squares off this Summer with JUPITER in SCO (which just turned direct recently, on July 10, and is now in stationary mode)!
Not just once (July 9) but 3 times (again under M-r on Aug 10, and post-M-r on Aug 27)!

Nudging us to be authentic (rather than being trapped in the Ego Monkey Mind), vulnerable, and communicate from the Heart, to allow a deeper processing and more intimate connection with others.
Societally, it can mean hidden agenda comes out and shows things in a new light that helps with moving the change for the better.

 

What’s Special about this MERCURY Retro (M-r) in LEO?

The LEO motto (ruled bu the SUN) motto is: “I create.”
A self-radiant energy.

The shadow of LEO is to be too self-absorbed, narcissistic, and dominant / running the show, and boasting with privileges at the expense of others.

M-r adjusts the ego driven mind, and brings it back to be the assistant and tool to Spirit and the Heart.

While other M-r scenarios can deal with the over-thinker / worrier / fence sitter… this one can get stuck (fixed LEO) in revolving around the ego self.
Traditionally, MERCURY isn’t ‘well placed’ in LEO – actually ‘in fall’, vs. in exaltation in AQ on the opposite side of the Zodiac spectrum (why? because that would point to a synergistic group mind, to a systemic and innovative, future oriented rather than self absorbed thinker / mind).
So, at this time, and for all of us with MERCURY in LEO the theme is to witness (AQ) the mind yet not let it rule (LEO), notice how much is ‘self fulfilling’. To be aware is the first step to more freedom.

Yes, M-r in LEO does affect whatever you have in LEO (SUN, MOON, Planets, Nodes, AC / MC), and shows up in the area of life related to the LEO House in your chart.

M-r brings these sides in you to awareness. At this time you tend to think, write, and discuss about them more than otherwise: Love, creativity, playfulness, joyful self expression.

When in doubt and you’d like to find out get in touch with me. I can look it up if you’re already my client, or set up your birth chart if you give me your birth info.
This could be a good time to (RE)visit otherwise hidden themes in your life that want to come to the Light, with M-r in LEO, in an Astro session.

 

The first half of M-r is the Epimethean phase, RE-minding us of ‘old stories’ – which doesn’t have to be a ‘bad thing’ to overcome, it can be an inspiration ;-).
And, as always, we learn so much from history / herstory. 

 

There’s a 7-Phase Sequence to every MERCURY Retro Cycle:

  1. Pre-retro shadow,
  2. Pre-retro stationary / ‘storm’,
  3. Mercury technically retro,
  4. Mercury direct again,
  5. Post-retro stationary / ‘storm’,
  6. Post-retro shadow,
  7. Out of shadow.

 

MERCURY went into so-called pre-retro ‘shadow’ on JULY 8, which means it passed for the first time the Zodiac point (11º32’ LEO) from which it will after the retro phase go direct / forward again. Certain ‘foreshadowing’ themes of what can come up during M-r are played out. Can we watch them without getting involved in the game?
Also a good time to be as fluid as quicksilver, responsive to higher intelligence, and trust the ‘messenger from the future’, via intuition and precognition.
Perhaps already have a clear(ifying) and heartfelt communication around ‘neglected’ themes (Love, Self Love, Self Expression, Joy, Passion…).

 

MERCURY Retro in the Starters

On JULY 16, MERCURY entered its stationary ‘storm’ period (moves very slowly), a.k.a. ‘U-turn’ mode.
A time to also slow down the regular fast and busy mind that likes to multi talk / task.
‘Regular’ communication affairs might start to become ‘tricky’, ‘complicated’, ‘chaotic’, and ‘messed up’, but only from the perspective of the ego that needs to be in control via the mind.

MERCURY in zigzag mode suggests being in flux and at ease, while swiftly and intelligently changing course when necessary. Ironically, it can lead to a better outcome than what the self absorbed ‘fixed’ mind might cook up.

 

The actual retro phase (JULY 25 – AUG 18) turns the mind inwards, backwards, and out of its confines, like a snake biting its own tail while shedding its skin.

Under M-r., ‘usual’ thinking and communication patterns are being questioned, and it appears at times as if there was a trickster or little devil at play. Actually, we have a chance now to see the mental devil / trickster that’s been there all along, camouflaging and going unnoticed,
The challenge is to not get frustrated when things don’t turn out the way YOU thought they ’should’, according to a preconceived ego plan.
During M-r, experiment with, practice, and hopefully also integrate for later going with the flow of things in an intuitive way, and taking everything as a learning experience.
That also means changing your mind when you get the impulse / signal for an alternative course of action, being open to and curious about ‘detours’ that might lead to unexpected turns, and making unusual connections, rather than going with comfort, routine, and habit. 


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

 

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

 

For all these reasons, stay as mobile (like quicksilver, the MERCURY metal), adaptable, and unplanned as possible, so that you’re able to surf Mercurial waves when the wind comes up. MERCURY is a very light, youthful, fresh, fun-loving punster and Coyote / prankster energy. It looks at the fun AND meaningful (hermetic knowledge, derived from Hermes / Mercury) side of unusual twists and turns, and, in the role of the ‘magician’, even likes to facilitate those. Aligning with that mode makes you happier these days.

So bring on these spontaneous twists, unintentional new found puns, and fun realizations!

At the same time, be mindfully present and clear – rather than self absorbed.

When it comes to making a decision and committing to something long-term consider that it’s not likely ready to be definite yet, because during M-r always new information streams in which changes our outlook on things. Often, after the M-r phase we have more information that gives a different picture, based upon which a decision makes more sense. If we did decide prematurely and aren’t flexible to back off again, we might say, “Oh, if I only had known…. I wouldn’t have decided…” And then you might have to untangle certain complications.

As always with MERCURY retro, clarify communication whenever possible:

  • Say things several times in a different way / language to make sure there’s no misunderstanding in a fast / distracted context.
  • Ask questions that intuitively come to mind (which might clarify an otherwise held assumption!).
  • And PLEASE choose the most direct medium and tool that’s available (in person rather than over the phone, and phone rather than email), which helps with a clearer and more holistic communication, because more ‘channels’ are involved and signals are conveyed in person rather than on the phone, or via mutual messaging / e-monologue.
    And who knows what else might come up and be addressed as you take the opportunity to actually TALK?

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

It also might become apparent during M-r that our tools and technical equipment magically morphically mirror the mind WE are in, even ‘simply’ by breaking down and being ‘on strike’ when we humans need ‘a break’ anyway.
Give your tools and tasks proper mindful and single-minded attention, one at a time, instead of attempting to multi task and ‘efficiently’ orchestrate everything simultaneously.
The electromagnetic field of computers and the human mind dialogue in an interface. To keep it all smoothly operational, don’t impose any potential extra stress onto your nervous system nor on your computer.

Also, be aware how your mental experiences suggest being relaxed and mindful, assuming nothing, dropping your (under M-r evident, otherwise hidden) expectations and assumptions, and foremost, trusting the infinite intelligence of the Universe, ‘even’ as it might take you on wild and ‘crazy’ journeys that you apparently haven’t signed up for.

Under M-r talk to people from the past who come to mind and whom you haven’t heard from in a long time (or new people whom you have just met and intuitively ‘clicked with’).

M-r also tends to bring back unfinished communication business from the past, esp. from previous M-r phases (last ones in Dec 2017 and March /Apr 2018).

What happens quite often under M-r: We receive a potentially interesting message for others that’s worth passing on – to whom it may concern, to be delivered to someone else who needs that information! Or to connect two or more people with one another – because you can.
So, keep collecting communication karma cookies, by being the messenger (without an agenda)!

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

Rather be mindful, and observe the phenomenon mind from a ‘meta’ level.
Like, by asking yourself: Why am I really saying this? Who’s the one thinking and talking here?
If we don’t do that from time to time we out trick ourselves, subconsciously ‘sabotage’ our plans, and constellate circumstances that make us back off from our mental concept, so that we need to check what we’ve been doing with our brain – or rather, what the brain has been doing with us all along.

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

M-r is an excellent opportunity to be mindful (rather than having one’s mind full), and to assume or return to a meditation practice (or even ‘just’ experiment with it), and thereby shift your paradigm about the nature of mind.

The Thinker

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

With any MERCURY retro, and also this one in LEO it’s a precious opportunity to get out of the head, check in to see who’s that thinker, tap into pure awareness, and SEE WHAT IS.

As always, the MERCURY retro cycle starts with the ‘Epimethean’ phase (first half – JULY 25 – AUG 8) where old (epic) stories, memories, and patterns show up for a REason (yet unknown, REvealing itself in the journey).

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

 

Liberating ‘Golden Boy’ Prometheus surrounded by the Zodiac Belt (Rockefeller Centre NYC). 

 

At the half-way point of the M-r phase (AUG 8 this time), MERCURY crosses paths with the SUN: A new ‘NEW MERCURY’ is born (like New Moon as in: monthly SUN – MOON conjunction) – which happens 3 times a year:
So, it’s time to REgenerate the mind (MERCURY), more conscious, following Spirit and the Heart (SUN).
It is also called the ‘Point of Enlightened Insight’.

Here’s to a  bright, liberating energy for break-throughs into more freedom, esp. freedom from mental patterns, and to freedom for a whole new way of showing upbeing present with what IS.

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

The second half of M-r (AUG 8 – 18) is the ‘Promethean’ phase, where new insights and new consciousness can be creatively carried forward.

 

MERCURY’s Square Dance with MARS and JUPITER

This M-r in LEO forms as its main aspects an opposition with MARS (ruling planet of ARIES) presently in early AQ. It was exact on July 5. Quite dramatic. Also a reflection of “The King hath spoken” vs. “The People act.”
And also, 3 times in fact, MERCURY goes into square with JUPITER in SCO (see above): Pre-retro on July 9, again under M-r on Aug 10, and lastly on Aug 27 when MERCURY will be just out of post-retro ‘storm’.

What’s the gist of the message of these LEO – AQ – SCO oppositions / squares?
Don’t get stuck in ego mind that takes you into polarity and battle. 

 

So, what’s the MERCURY Retro Timeline?

‘Simply ‘ listed here, without much explanation.
Admittedly more for the ‘Astro Insider’ – but maybe it helps you as a guideline, in connection with the points above.

July 8: Pre-retro ‘shadow’ started
July 9: MERCURY in LEO in square with JUPITER in SCO (# 1).
July 16: Pre-retro ‘storm’ started.
July 22: The SUN enters LEO.

July 25: MERCURY goes retro (until AUG 18) at 23 – 11° LEO.
Aug 8: MERCURY retro conj. the SUN in LEO – Point of Enlightening Insight.
Aug 10: MERCURY retro in square with JUPITER in SCO (# 2).
Aug 18: MERCURY retro in LEO sextile VENUS in LIBRA.  MERCURY goes direct again.
Aug 24: Post-retro ‘storm’ ends.
Aug 27: MERCURY stationary in square with JUPITER in SCO (# 3)

Sept 2: Post-retro ‘shadow’ ends.

 

 

Here are my Seasoned & Seasonal
MERCURY RETRO TIPS & TOOL KIT for Everybody 

 

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

It usually takes a week or so to adjust to the different mode. Hopefully, you’re taking the pre-retro shadow phase easy, rather than being ‘hit’ by the wild ‘storm’, or stationary stuckness (can be either and both, in paradoxical trickster fashion)..

 

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

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

 

3) Retro is an inwards / backwards oriented energy.

Would be a good time to RE-treat, and RE-visit meditation and mindfulness.
Also an excellent chance (if not necessity) to deal with ‘old unfinished business’, ‘loose ends’, and to clear communication themes from the past, often carried over from a previous M-r time (last one in March / April 2018).

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

6) Be mindful how you communicate with others.

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

 

7) Be clear and precise with commitments and agreements.

Double check whether you have been understood correctly, and RE-peat / RE-phrase back to them too. Avoid signing an agreement before you have all the necessary information (often only after MERCURY retro is over!).

 

8) Mercury Retro RE-minds us…

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

 

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

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

 

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

With the LEO flavour, be clear and authentic, and connect with people and interests that are fun and fresh, creative and playful. In any case, trust your intuition, and let yourself be surprised by what shows up when you speak to them.

 

11) The themes and areas of life (partners, children, career, groups, etc.) that THIS retro phase brings up for YOU…

…depend on the Planet/s and House/s that M-r activates in YOUR personal birth chart, in other words where ARIES is situated.
I’m happy to check that our for and WITH you.

 

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

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

 

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

 

14) Enlightened Insights, anyone…?

Guess what? The Day of Enlightened Insight – when M-r meets the SUN on the exact half-way point of the M-r phase is on 08-08 this year! Also the Day of SIRIUS Rising!

 

15) If you would like to know…

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

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

 

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Heart Medicine & Creativity Boost – 3 Summer ECLIPSES: Welcoming Our Loving Heart into the Change…

12 Jul

…via the

  • CANCER (20°41′) NEW MOON / Partial Solar Eclipse on July 12 / 13. 
  • AQ – LEO (4°44′!) NEW MOON / Total Lunar ECLIPSE, on July 27. 
  • LEO (18°42′) NEW MOON / Partial Solar Eclipse on Aug 11.


All three Eclipses are connected with the Nodal Axis presently in AQ – LEO / soon in CAP – CAN.

Let’s lovingly embrace (CAN / LEO cusp North Node) a situation (society / humanity / group consciousness) that’s difficult / where we’re out of control  (CAP / AQ cusp South Node, with PLUTO retro / LILITH, and MARS retro nearby).
Let’s be gentle (CAN NN) with others and ourselves where we can gravitate to (self) judgment (CAP SN) – an old conditioning.
Let’s create from the Heart, and Live Life Lovingly (LEO).

 

Partial Solar Eclipse

Some techie details:

This Summer brings a set of three (they usually come in pairs ‘only’) Eclipses: 

Two Partial Solar Eclipses ‘wrap around’ a Total Lunar Eclipse.

Eclipses are exact New Moons and Full Moons, where EARTH, SUN, and MOON are exactly lined up, so that either the MOON disk covers partially (this time) or even fully the SUN disk from Earth perspective to create a Solar Eclipse, or the Earth casts a shadow on the Full MOON disk, for a Lunar Eclipse.
To create these magical effects the Lunar Nodes (intersections of the Lunar orbit around the Earth and the Earth orbit around the SUN) have to be also involved – THE New Moon / Full Moon have to be close to the Nodes.

This time, the North Node in LEO and the South Node in AQ are in the ecliptic pattern and dance of SUN, MOON, and EARTH this Summer, plus MERCURY will touch on the Lunar North Node, and MARS retro will be cruising close to the Lunar South Node.

In this, the whole planetary ‘team’ invites us to
come from the Heart, and show ourselves in a warm, loving, playful, and generous way that’s based on intrinsic Self Love, while releasing old aggression that may come from a place of isolation and separation.

Both NEW MOON / Partial Solar Eclipses are ‘Seed Eclipses’ which bring a strong new beginning in the CAN / LEO realm.
A Heart-ful Summer to bring back / bring on Love and Play, and see how our social relations benefit.

The New MOON / Partial Solar Eclipse on JULY 12 / 13 opens the Portal and welcomes us IN.
The next two Eclipses deepen the experience.

 

Blessings for the Summer of Love!
Melanie

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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, for perspective at a crossroad or dilemma, and for empowered choices.

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 in being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships with others.
Plus, I can help you determine your powerful places on Planet Earth.

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over the 13 years I’ve been facilitating them become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, in person here in Victoria, or as an online participant, if deep synergy in an intimate (up to 6 participants) circle speaks to you!


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!

 

Come join (live in person in Victoria, or online) our 8-week ASTRO ARCHETYPES Summer ImmersionWe start on JULY 18 – the week after the CANCER New Moon / Partial Solar Eclipse.

 

Email me (licht@islandnet) if you have questions about it, to discuss whether it could be a good fit for you, or if you’d like to register.
The first meeting on JULY 18 can be attended as drop-in, to get a sense of it before committing to the 8-week journey.
Looking forward to hearing from you, and welcoming you in the co-creative circle!