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

11 Oct

Dear Astro Activated Friend!

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Clearly a call for clarity!


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

Here are the EIGHT most important ones:

Hubble: Elegant Saturn Sequence

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

PLUTO (New Horizons Mission 2015)

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

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

 

Image: Butterfly Freedom – Pexels

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

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

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

 

Blooming in the Dark – Photo by Melanie

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


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

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

 

Mars in Libra – Artist unknown

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Let’s see what the 

SABIAN SYMBOL for the Full Moon 

wants to show us:

Sparrow in Winter – Pixabay Photo by Susanne Jutzeler 


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

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

KEYNOTE: Overcoming crises through compassion.

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

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

 

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


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

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

 

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

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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

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

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

 

 

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MERCURY (Apr 16 – May 6) & VENUS (Apr 20 – May 15) in ARIES: Authentic Communication & Fierce Love

17 Apr

Dear Astro~News Friends!


It’s been a while since I last wrote an article here on the blog (if you’d like to tune in on a daily basis come over to my FB page)… been so immersed (yahhh – that looong MERCURY in PISCES) in seeing clients, and trip planning.

 

How has the MERCURY in PISCES phase (Feb 10 – yesterday Apr 16, incl. retro phase March 5 – 28!) been for you?

Maybe you’ve felt overwhelmed, vulnerable, exposed to and entangled with (actually also a Quantum Physics concept!) what might have appeared as chaotic yet comes with intelligence of interconnectedness – of everything!
Which is ultimately true, but scary for the separate personal identity…
MERCURY retro in PISCES has called us to let go of our agenda, judgment, doubt, and resistance,  to be open to connections in natural resonance, and to let me Universe talk to us.
Lots of experiences of what appeared to be miracles and synchronicities – showing us about the connectedness beyond time and space, in the web of life appeared in my life.

Yet also acceptance of what presented itself as loss – like through the devastating fire in Notre Dame de Paris, on the very last day of MERCURY in PISCES, where miraculously nobody lost their life, and a lot of treasures have been preserved.
Always good to be aware how paradoxical things are in PISCES.
As in: loss in some way brings gifts in disguise in another way… to be revealed.


How about reviewing the recent MERCURY in PISCES phase?
How’zit been going for you, with the mental motto / mantra
Tuning & Communing. Openness & Fluidity of the Mind?

VENUS has also been in PISCES (which is ‘her’ exalted – most ‘dignified’ place) since March 26.
Love IS. Beyond form, time, and space. A connection with / in the Universe…

 

And now for a refreshing shift and lift!

MERCURY (April 16), followed by VENUS (April 20) both move(d) over the Spring Equinox ‘Emergence Point’ from PISCES to ARIES!

…where CHIRON awaits them, since:
This year (on Feb 19, 2019), CHIRON made
its long term move into ARIES (until 2026).

All things are NEW and freshly Alive in ARIES.

 

So, let’s see how MERCURY & VENUS fare in the Spring Fire of ARIES, directly connected with CHIRON, and indirectly with other cosmic ‘Players’ in the Zodiac:

 

MERCURY in ARIES (April 16 – May 6) – approaching CHIRON:
Communicating Authentically

Butterflybaby

Butterfly Baby, Photo by Anne Geddess

MERCURY entered ARIES yesterday, April 16 – for a 3-week journey in the fresh and fast and sign!
MERCURY invites us now to connect mentally with the Emergence of the NEW!

An enlivening, activating, quickening energy, post Piscean direct-retro-direct ‘floating’, dreaming, surfing, and navigating of the cosmic waves and currents of the collective mental sphere – an Odyssey for many of us… MERCURY has been in PISCES since Feb 10.

Phewww, that hasn’t always been ‘easy’, since so much has been washed up, and come to our mental attention – only to show: we are, and it IS all connected, always in-becoming. Not taking things so personally, being fluid, letting go & letting God, navigating on the path of least resistance…
MERCURY is traditionally considered ‘in exile’ in PISCES, opposite its ruled sign VIRGO, the skilled and analytical apprentice / helper, and square its other ruled sign GEMINI, the learner.
PISCES is rather the mystic.
How’s the mind of the mystic? Rather a no-mind.

Hope you could dance through, and BE with it, rather than trying hard to find a way through the waters of overwhelm and confusion.
And that you’ve taken time to release and retreat, let go of your agenda, to connect spiritually, and to be open to receive, see miracles and synchronicities.
Maybe these last 2 months with MERCURY in PISCES helped putting things into spiritual perspective – also to see the gifts in disguise (PISCES is paradoxical and likes to camouflage)…

And NOW for the NEW!

First Flight

First Flight, Photographer unknown

MERCURY entering ARIES is a big shift, and big news.
Why?

ARIES is where everything starts – Spring Equinox energy.
MERCURY as a function of the mind is very well placed in ARIES, since it lends itself to new ideas and inspiration (hopefully after a big release, surrender, and re-connection with what-IS in PISCES).
Here-now, we can get the ball rolling, in communication and new endeavours that might require courage – or rather: a fresh mental approach, and to simply give it a try, and put something forward. Be pro-active, take the first step, start the conversation, make a suggestion.
Kick your mind into gears, let fresh ideas arise!
Out of hibernation, into action, one baby step at a time!
But hey, with ARIES, things can go fast!
Any mental projects sitting on the back burner that you’d like to tackle? 

So, let’s welcome MERCURY in ARIES with all that it brings us, to set ourselves FREE from the ‘known’ and for the NEW!
Which can be raw and vulnerable – as MERCURY / CHIRON in early ARIES show (exact on the day of the Full Moon – April 19!).
Show up for yourself and authentically, directly and freshly, as YOU. That’s where the Medicine is.

And see what happens when you get the ball rolling for something that Spirit calls us to move towards. Things can go much faster now than you thought 🙂

Esp. since there’s also a ‘mutual reception’ (‘double whammy’) going on these days, with MERCURY the ruler of GEMINI in ARIES (ruled by MARS), and MARS the ruler of ARIES in GEMINI (ruled by MERCURY)!

Which all reinforces their shared themes…
…and has the effect that things can move really FAST now – which appears quite magical, just like blossoms in Spring!
Let’s give our thoughts wings, and set our loving intentions FREE!

The early-to-mid Spring atmosphere has quite a MERCURY / MARS and ARIES / GEMINI fragrance:
New (AR) ideas, contacts, interests, learning, conversations (GEM).
Stirred up / provoked / stimulated / sharp (MARS) thoughts (MERCURY).
Aggressive / assertive / argumentative / ego-driven arguments can pop up now too.
Speaking UP does really come up.
What is it you think the World or your circle of influence should know about?

Channel the fierce mental-physical energy of the GEMINI / MERCURY in ARIES Warrior into fresh, bold, animated youthful curiosity, the desire to learn (esp. languages), reading & writing something that you’re passionate about.

And into pro-actively getting in touch (yep, send them a message, phone them up!) with people whom you’d like to talk to, and perhaps cook up some Alchemy together.
And so important – esp, when ‘mind attacks’ get you:

Breathing, breathing, breathing with the Energy!

 

MERCURY contacts these other Planetary Archetypes while in ARIES: 

They’re concentrated right at the FULL MOON on Apr 19, and on May 1/2.

APRIL 19
MERCURY in AR meets CHIRON.
Communicating boldly, directly, authentically is healing.

APRIL 30
MERCURY in AR sextile MARS in GEMINI (they’re also in ‘mutual reception’ – see above)
Speak UP, and buzz around at your Heart’s desire.

MAY 1
MERCURY in AR in square with SATURN freshly retro (since Apr 29) in CAP, while the MOON also enters AR and connects with CHIRON.
Step forward and make genuine suggestions. And if not all are well received or even responded to don’t take it personally or too seriously. Just be YOU.

MAY 2
MERCURY in AR in square with the South Node and PLUTO freshly retro (since Apr 24) in CAP, before going into Fire Trine with JUPITER retro in SAG.
Dare to think outside the ‘box’ of the consensus reality and other conditioned power structures.
Do you have controversial news to share? Speak with deep understanding and wisdom, and share the bigger picture – knowing that there’s never just ONE truth. 

MAY 6
MERCURY enters TAURUS where it meets URANUS on MAY 8.
Liberated and unattached Mind.

 

VENUS in ARIES (April 20 – May 15) – also approaching CHIRON:
Fierce Love & New Feminine Emerging

Primavera – by Italian Renaissance painter G. Arcimboldo

With VENUS entering the ARIES scene on April 20, the Heroine emerges, and Newness blossoms – like fresh shoots in Spring.

VENUS in ARIES doesn’t wait to be asked ‘to dance’. She takes initiative, makes the first steps, goes for what she values, is direct and ‘in your face’.
How does VENUS in ARIES attract?
Perhaps through her rawness and courage. What you see is what you get.
No more Piscean passive princess or mystical muse. Nor an Aphrodite who competes to be the fairest and ‘chosen one’ by Paris or any other prince who gives her the ‘golden apple’.

Time for the New Feminine to emerge!

 

Here are the Planet Dates for VENUS in ARIES:

Concentrated round Apr 23, and on May 7-9.

APRIL 23
VENUS in AR meets CHIRON.
New Healing Connections. Taking bold and innocent loving initiative is healing.

MAY 7
VENUS in ARIES square SATURN freshly retro in CAP.
A dynamic conflict between being attracted to the new, and solid reasons and experience (or fear) that can hold us back. Lead on with Love.

MAY 9
VENUS in AR in Fire Trine with JUPITER retro in SAG, and in square with the South Node and PLUTO in CAP.
Rather than getting sucked into the ‘Old Empire’, let the Inner Sage and the Fierce Feminine join forces, to show where the Evolution goes.

MAY 14
VENUS in ARIES (ruled by MARS) in sextile (a VENUS aspect) with MARS in GEMINI.
Upward-onward, into a new de-lightful Dance & Alchemy.

 

Where in your chart is ARIES?


That’s where rebirth and fresh beginnings beckon!

MERCURY & VENUS freshly in ARIES in your… House help you boldly and authentically communicate / attract these areas of your Life:

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House:
You in Your Local Environment

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

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

6th House:
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House:
Your Partners & Significant Others

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

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

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

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

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

 

Wishing you a fresh Start from the Heart, with MERCURY, VENUS, and CHIRON in ARIES!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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

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

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

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

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LIBRA – ARIES Spring Equinox Super Full Moon (March 20) – Show up in Balance!

18 Mar

Happy Equinox, dear  Astro Friends!

…exact at 2:58 pm PDT on Wed March 20!
To tune in, come over to the equinoctial blog article.

Dancing LEO MOON on Fire / on the Wire – Photo by moi, March 18, 2019

WOW!
Just 4 hrs after exact Spring Equinox (exact at 2:58 pm PDT on March 20) comes the exact first Full Moon in SPRING – on the ‘Perfect Balance’ axis from the cardinal starting points of ARIES & LIBRA!

It’s the ‘opposite of the Harvest Moon’ – the closest Full Moon to Fall Equinox that always appears bigger and brighter than a ‘usual’ Full Moon, and provides extra Moonlight for harvesting into the evening hours.

As you already might wonder, looking at the waxing Moon at daytime – yes, it IS also brighter than a ‘regular’ Full Moon.
It’s the 3rd of three SuperMoons (Jan 20 / TLE, Feb 19, and March 20) early this year.

 

Naturally, the theme of Balance is heightened, via the polarity axis of SUN & MOON, with the Earth in the middle, and via the MOON’s entry into LIBRA.
On the Lunar ‘Perfect Balance’  Point from VIR to LI it’s about a VIRGO practice / technique that helps us come back into Balance.

  • What helps you to come into and BE in Balance?
    Balance of peaceful rest and activity, of stimulation and reflection, of giving and receiving, of focus and r & r time, of time at the desk and time in Nature, of creativity and inspiration, of seriousness and fun, of home time and public out-there time, of learning and sharing, balance in your diet, and in the body balance of the right and left side…
  • If there’s an imbalance how does that show up in your life, and what does that show you?

I learned esp. through Yoga & Meditation practice that Balance isn’t so much a way of equating this and that, the polar opposites, but finding the Still Point in the ’emptiness’.

With the FULL MOON on the ‘Perfect Balance’ cusp from VIR to LIBRA – how’s it going with our practice and lifestyle (VIR) that support and sustain Balance?
And how can we show up (ARIES) from a well (yet of course never perfectly) balanced place?

 

Here’s a raw & spontaneous video I created in the park yesterday, apropos the Full Moon – showing up again myself, after a wintry video ‘hibernation’. Enjoy!

 

Let’s take a look at the LIBRA – ARIES Equinox Super FULL MOON chart:

The FULL MOON will be exact at 6:43 pm PDT on March 20  – less than 4 hrs after the exact Spring Equinox at 2:58 pm PDT.

 

What a super-charged and multi-connected cosmic pattern, with several inter-linked aspect configurations / closed figures that describe inter-connected themes that are on now.

If you wanna know / get a sense: A Blue Kite, 2 Yods, a Cradle, an Ambivalence Triangle, and a Mutable Grand Cross. Can you geeks see them?
I won’t go into all those ‘gestalts’ (not even under the analytical VIRGO MOON, lol) – that would be quite an oeuvre – so let’s keep it simpler…

Btw, if you’d like to learn about Planetary Patterns, Aspects, and Aspect Configurations get in touch with me. I intend to offer a new Level 3 Intermediate Astro course with that focus in the Fall, and am happy to put you on my list of friendly interested folk. Ask me any preliminary questions – they’re always welcome. I’m here to support you.

 

Back to the EQUINOX FULL MOON:

For starters / most important things first:
Look at that close alignment of the SUN at 0°09′ ARIES – on the the ‘Emergence Point’ where Life Awakens and Arises – just barely behind CHIRON at 1°44′ AR!

Out of the PISCEAN unifying waters of Oneness New Life arises.
Just as snow and ice have (hopefully in your world too) melted, the rivers are running again, fresh Life emerges from the ground-up, and from the blossoming trees out and down!
Likewise, let’s rise again, into the freshness, newness, and NOWness of Life!

 

Cherry Blossom Ocean – Photo by Melanie

 

‘Simply’ showing up as your authentic Self can be very raw and vulnerable, yet is healing and renewing, says also CHIRON now freshly in ARIES activated by the FULL MOON ‘equation’ as it’ll be met by the SUN on March 22 – which brings consciousness to areas of life (whether personally – in ourselves, in relationships, in society…) that call us to take action / be pro-active, make a move and take the first step.
And ultimately, to be in our Presence in the NOW.

 

‘Back’ in PISCES is MERCURY retro (until March 28), about to unite with NEPTUNE for the second time (on March 24) helps us with awareness about, and letting go of old toxic energy & mind forms that used to draw us in – almost in an intoxicating and addictive way – and perhaps allowed us to check out.
Now we can see those patterns more clearly (M-r is doing its job to re-mind us of what’s usually under the radar!) – the first step to becoming FREE.

FREE to BE!

…and URANUS now freshly in TAURUS (since the day of the last New Moon on March 6!) cooperates, by kicking us out of old habits, stuckness, and attachments, to EmBody Freedom!

 

And, as you can see in the chart:
SATURN comes very close to PLUTO now (they won’t meet until Jan 12, 2020 but travel side by side this Spring, together with the South Node, all of them between 19° and 24° CAP).
Let the Old Empire Expire continues to be the motto – brought up with the Partial Solar Eclipse with SATURN, on Jan 5 / 6. In some sense a mantra for the year.

You’re probably well aware by now what these Old Empire themes are in your life, personally, relationally, and societally…

The CAP shadows of control and abuse are a good place to check in on:
How are we treated by others / allowing them to treat us, and do we treat other people, Nature, and ourselves…?

 

MARS now in TAURUS (until March 30)- the Cosmic Gardener – brings an Earth Trine support to the CAP Concentration of Old (SATURN / SN / PLUTO).
The MARS – PLUTO alignment is exact on March 20 too, and active all week. 

Let’s engage in slowly, steadily planting new seeds that outgrow the ‘wintry conditions’, and in cultivating the transformation…
Amazing how Nature always ‘accomplishes’ what needs to ‘get done’, and ‘just in time’ (a la SATURN in CAP), and is ever transforming (PLUTO).

How can that come in, in your Life?

 

Also in the ‘cosmic web’, and strongly activated by the Super FULL MOON:

The North Node of the MOON is in late CANCER, and accentuated by a Blue Kite, and also by a Yod pointing to this ‘sensitive point’ – clearly a ‘celestial pointer’ – to what?

A NN incentive for care, compassion, gentleness, a sense of belonging, and (end of CANCER has a PISCES undertone) emotional connection in the ‘Human / Soul Family’.
Even ‘just’ re-connecting with others who are close to your Heart is sooo good, and has ripple effects.

Follow the prompting when someone comes to mind and heart!
And notice how what you put out comes back – from different yet connected sources in the ‘web of life’.

 

Star Cluster in the Galactic Centre (NASA) – Heart of our Milky Way, at the end of SAG where the SUN travels just before the WINTER SOLSTICE Point

Another Yod points ‘down’ to JUPITER in late (double) SAG – very close to the direction of the Galactic Centre – The ultimate unknowing where ‘the journey goes’, yet we can be connected to the ‘knowing source’.
Such a potent time to connect with deep Heart Wisdom & Inner Guidance.

So rare to have two Yods activated at the same time – they are called ‘Finger of God’ / ‘Celestial Pointer.
And they describe a Journey where it’s not about the destination / outcome but the process – like a pilgrimage.

 

Wall St. Bull Sculpture

OH – and what’s with VENUS in AQ – meeting LILITH on March 22 (once a year), and squaring MARS in TAU (exact on March 21)?!
That tension’s been building up too, and comes to a release with the FULL MOON.
A VENUS – MARS charge that’s mirrored in the FULL MOON in (VENUS ruled) MOON in LIBRA – SUN in ARIES (ruled by MARS).
Literally a Feminine – Masculine conflict?
The AQ Free Spirit / Feminist vs. the TAU Bully / Stubborn Guy?
In any case, the Inner Feminine and Inner Masculine are in tension at this time – a good time to explore how that shows up for and IN you!

Yesss, our True Nature is FREE – says LILITH now in AQ.
And when we come together in groups, or with friends – all in the name of Freedom and Equality via our shared Humanity, we can stand up towards territorial claims and conflicts / bullying of some who pretend they ‘own the space’. 

Standing our ground and ‘not going away’ (MARS in TAU) can be much more effective when done in groups (AQ) – beating the age old ‘divide / disperse and rule’ strategy.

On another note / ‘higher octave’ the square between VENUS / LILITH in AQ and MARS in TAU brings up / helps with spaciousness and non-attachment / beyond claim of ‘ownership’ in relationships.
Which can be quite strong now / culminating with the Super Full MOON in LIBRA – ARIES.

 

In Summary – any and all of these themes help with showing up in Balance:

  • Let’s emerge and rise again, into the freshness newness, and NOWness of Life!
  • Let’s make a move and be authentic.
  • Let’s release old energy & mind forms that used to draw us in and kick us out of balance.
  • Let’s kick old stagnant habits, stuckness, and attachments, to EmBody Freedom!
  • Let’s stop feeding the ‘Old Empire’, and let it expire.
  • Let’s consistently plant new seeds that outgrow the ‘wintry conditions’, and cultivate the transformation…
  • Let’s be caring, compassionate, gentle, tune into a sense of belonging and emotional connection in the ‘Human / Soul Family’.
  • Let’s connect with deep Heart Wisdom & Inner Guidance.
  • Let’s stand our ground – together with others.
  • Let’s cultivate non-attachment in all our relationships.

 

Inner Balance is the best way of, if not prerequisite for effectively showing up / standing up in and for Peace, Justice, Equity, you name it – what calls you to be active at this time.

 

Blessings for the Fullness of the New Season!
Melanie

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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

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

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

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

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CHIRON Enters ARIES (Feb 18, 2019 – Apr 14, 2027!): The Medicine of Being Authentically You!

15 Feb

Dear Astro Medicine Friend,

Here comes one of the BIG News this year:
Shamanic CHIRON, after having been immersed in the PISCES field since 2010 makes a move: 

CHIRON is about to cross over the Spring Equinox a.k.a. ‘Emergence’ Point, to Show up & ‘Come Alive’ in ARIES on Feb 18 – ‘Delivered’ by the VIR – PI Full Moon on Feb 19!
CHIRON was last year (Apr 17 – Sept 25, 2018) already technically in very early ARIES, for a try-on / preview phase, before re-immersing itself into PISCES over the Fall and Winter 2018 / 19.

 

CHIRON the Centaur turned Warrior

Yet, from now on, there’s no more holding back:

  • ARIES Medicine comes out – calling us to be authentic.
  • Life is NOW, and This is YOU.
  • With ARIES comes also a sense of urgency – show up and act now!
  • Be a Warrior or Midwife for a new World to be born…


…after perhaps being rather passive in the exposure to the state of the world, the climate, the effects of socio-political-economical structures, and other ‘bigger than life’ influences…

CHIRON in PI has shown:
One of the PISCEAN ‘wounds’ is overwhelm through the sense that all is connected, through individual heightened sensitivity, helplessness, perhaps leading us to escape and ‘disappear’, to avoid more exposure to toxicity and harmful influences that we ‘can’t do anything about’.

No wonder, things were a bit (or a LOT) overwhelming, as CHIRON was even connected with NEPTUNE in PI, in 2013.
Maybe CHIRON (2010 – 2019) and NEPTUNE (2012 – 2026) in PISCES have been syndromes of the outflowing Pisces Age.

PISCES is full of paradoxes, showing us:
Apparent opposites are ONE… incl. when it comes to Wounding / Healing experiences, with CHIRON travelling through PI since 2010. E.g., new addictions showed up, esp to technology which promises ‘connection’ yet only offers a facade of it, not the ‘real thing’, and isolating people even more socially. Addictions are quite often based in a need for connection (another PISCEAN core wound), and for letting go of the separate self and being absorbed in something larger.
Connectedness and Oneness is a big theme and Healing Agent in PISCES.
How have you felt Healing through Connection and being ONE with the All?

If you were even born with CHIRON in PISCES (1960 – 1968) and had your CHIRON Return these past years since 2010:
How has an original wound come full circle for Healing, and as a Teaching?
How do you now carry this ‘Medicine’ for yourself and to share with others whom you connect with?


Now, as CHIRON travels for 8 years in ARIES – the archetypal Warrior – ruled by MARS:

  • All is fresh and NEW in ARIES.
  • Try out something NEW – and see the World and Yourself with New Eyes!
  • Find the Medicine of Being Authentically YOU!
  • Take Initiative. Be First. Others may be on board or follow. What matters is: YOU’re there.
  • Emerge from the Collective Consciousness. Which can be scary, and / or hugely liberating.
    Hopefully URANUS going through ARIES (2011 – 2019) has already liberated you to be YOU.
  • Be a Warrior or Midwife for the New World that’s emerging!


CHIRON brings up ‘wounds’ and awkwardness, and we feel like an outsider.
In ARIES when we show up or stand up for ourselves, and pro-actively (incl. solo) DO what matters to us. It might be also awkward if we didn’t have role models, or their teachings don’t apply to THIS. 

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

That’s what ARIES is all about: NOW THIS!
Alive, alert, letting life force emerge in every moment – like blossoms surprising us daily now. Time for fresh beginnings – or for simply being present with what’s always NEW.

Show up in a new way and in the ‘new world’, try out what you haven’t before, not in a long time, or don’t have a ‘model’ or comparison for. If it ‘doesn’t work’ try something else (ARIES doesn’t mind starting anew). The essence of being innovative.
Anger and being triggered to assert yourself in the moment as well as being / doing things by yourself (ARIES expressions) can be your vulnerability yet also guide you to your Medicine.

On a collective level, we’re finally waking up to the Emergency of the impacts of Climate Change.
With emergent action, as in the municipal incl. CRD declarations of Climate Emergency and calling to work for carbon neutrality / zero carbon emissions in the region by 2030.

 

Cherry Blossom Emergence
Photo by Melanie, March 2018

 

CHIRON in ARIES (Feb 18, 2019 – Apr 14, 2027)
Meetings with other Cosmic Archetypes

Well, since it’ll be an 8-year process let’s keep it simple and closer to the NOW :-), and look ‘just’ into 2019 – 2021:

 

  • In 2019 – 2020, CHIRON freshly in ARIES will be for basically both years in a semi-sextile (one sign apart) with URANUS freshly in TAURUS (from March 6 on – comes with the PISCES NM). Both move about the same speed from Earth perspective.
    Even though, this aspect alignment is per se not a major one, yet since both Archetypes will have freshly changed signs, and URANUS having left ARIES which CHIRON enters gives it more ‘ooomph’. How?
    URANUS in ARIES (2011 – 2019) has been an initial Wake-up Call, and Awakening Agent.
    Now as URANUS goes into TAURUS (March 6, 2019) for the next 7 years, it’s about Embodying and Manifesting the New & Awake.
    CHIRON in ARIES shows our Wounds and offers Healing & Teaching Medicine for Showing up in the New World / as the New Self.

 

  • On Dec 8, 2019, stationary CHIRON in early ARIES goes into cardinal square with JUPITER freshly (from Dec 2 on) in CAP! This aspect will be active throughout end of Nov / early Dec.
    A challenge for that notion to be fresh and new in the NOW, in the face of traditions, obligations, and perhaps just before the Holidays, through having taken a lot on?

 

  • Early March 2020, LILITH freshly in ARIES meets & passes CHIRON.
    Plus the Nodal Axis, with the South Node then in early CAP and the North Node in early CAN will be T-squared by CHIRON in early ARIES.
    This looks like a major call for another level of letting the Old Empire Expire (SN in CAP) – outer and inner (e.g. doing things the hard way, and wasting time and energy with disempowered judgment and resistance)… while nurturing and being gentle and compassionate, taking pro-actively (ARIES) care of our needs, and live as the New Authentic Self in our True Nature.

 

  • In 2021, both JUPITER and SATURN by then in AQ go into sextile with CHIRON in ARIES.
    JUPITER just in Jan, SATURN 3 times, in Feb, June, and Nov.
    More support for the New and Liberated Self in Togetherness as Humanity.

 

How far does CHIRON go into ARIES this Year, 2019?

Up to 5°56 ARIES where CHIRON goes retro from, on July 8, back to 1°26 ARIES in December – going direct there on Dec 12.
So if you have your SUN, MOON, AC, Planets, or even CHIRON in early ARIES you’ll be affected by CHIRON’s passage this year.

 

CHIRON in ARIES in Your Chart & Life…

For those of you born with CHIRON in ARIES (Apr – Oct 1968, and Feb 1969 – March 1977) round age 50 CHIRON will make its Return, and your ‘original wound / Medicine’ comes full circle.

For all of us (independent of age) if we have SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in ARIES (or challenged by it, in LIBRA, CAN or CAP), CHIRON activates for the next 8 years the Medicine of these Planetary Archetypes, and the area/s of life relating to the House/s where ARIES is in your birth (and geographic local) chart/s to showing up there / with those Archetypes, in your Awake, Authentic Self.

CHIRON in ARIES gives us a ‘kick’ to take initiative, and take a step (and baby steps!) forward, authentically as we are, esp. in areas of life related to where ARIES is in our indiv. chart…:

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House:
Your Environment

4th House:
Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

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

6th House:
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House:
Your Partners & Significant Others

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

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

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

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

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

 

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CHIRON Enters ARIES
The Medicine of Being Authentically YOU

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Many Blessings for the Medicine of Showing up authentically as YOU, and for trying out something (or a lot) that’s fresh and NEW!
Melanie

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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

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

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

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

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Join us in person or online if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you.

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EmBODY Astrology – ASTRO Charts & Archetypes Come to Life!
On March 1, in Chinatown Victoria
In person only – by nature of this one 🙂

 

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CHIRON retro early ARIES on July 4, and into Square with SATURN retro early CAP: Healing the Old through Inner Medicine and Authenticity

2 Jul

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

Quick flash-back for context:
CHIRON crossed over the Spring Equinox a.k.a. ‘Emergence’ Point on APR 17, to ‘Come Alive’ in ARIES. Here’s a link to the blog post for CHIRON’s entry into ARIES – The Medicine of Being Authentically YOU.
It’s a try-on / preview phase until Sept 25, when it re-immerses itself into PISCES. And then from Feb 18, 2019 on, the full-on emergence of ARIES Medicine will show up.
CHIRON in ARIES connects us with the Medicine of being authentic!

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

  • All is fresh, raw, and NEW in ARIES.
  • Finding the Medicine of being Authentically YOU!
  • Emerging from the Collective Consciousness.
    Which can be scary, and / or hugely liberating.

 

CHIRON the Centaur turned Warrior.

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

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

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

That’s what ARIES is all about: NOW THIS!
Alive, alert, letting life force emerge in every moment. Time for fresh beginnings – or for simply being present with what’s always NEW.

Show up in a new way, try out what you haven’t before, not in a long time, or don’t have a ‘model’ or comparison for. If it ‘doesn’t work’ try something else (ARIES doesn’t mind starting anew). The essence of being innovative.
Anger (an ARIES expression) can be your vulnerability (incl. passive-aggressive modes if anger isn’t / wasn’t ok) yet also guide you to your Medicine. MARS now retro (since June 26) can help with bravely facing old anger.

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

 

JULY is quite the CHIRON-ic month, since CHIRON will do it’s slow-motion turnaround maneuver.
The shift technically happens on JULY 4 – yet CHIRON will be ‘stationary’
(move only between 2°08′ – 2°25′ AR) throughout JULY.
CHIRON in ARIES themes are highlighted in the world (wounded warriors / survivors of trauma, woundedness of being alone, Warrior medicine) and in ourselves.

During JULY and even more so AUG, a (not technically exact, yet very close for two months) square from SATURN retro moving slowly in early CAP to CHIRON moving slowly in early AR (both 1 – 4°) will be with us.
Different effects are possible with this challenging and dynamic combo that calls for a shift:

  • It can be a trying time if we want to move ahead ‘according to plan’, and get our act together yet feel prevented / delayed / sabotaged by ‘circumstances’ and authorities – which could also be a reflection of our inner and old fears and limiting (societal) conditioning (SATURN retro in CAP), perhaps passed on through generations.
  • Watch how these voices of (self) judgment pretend to protect you yet also prevent you from being boldly and authentically YOU (CHIRON retro in AR).
  • An initiation and ‘free cosmic therapy intensive’ to recognize and acknowledge our patterns of ‘obstacles’, and to find healing with baby steps..
  • Activate the Inner Elder (SATURN retro in CAP), and counsel it to show you more about your authentic (AR) purpose and integrity (CAP).
  • How about a ceremony to honour the Elders, and invoke their gifts for THIS time?
  • To access and activate, and beyond that, to commit to work with our Inner Medicine, Inner Authority / Inner Resources would be a good outcome of this planetary activation through SATURN – CHIRON.
    How does that show up for you???

 

Many Blessings for the Medicine!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Astrological Wesak Moon Apr 29, 2018: Let Buddha Nature Emerge!

28 Apr

WESAK MOON BLESSINGS,
Dear Reader in the Astrology ComMOONity!

 

The Wesak Moon is celebrated by the Buddhist world Sangha (community), in honour of the birth, attaining of enlightenment, and passing of Gautama Siddhartha, the Buddha, who walked the Earth more than 2500 years ago, and set a model for the Living Buddha in all of us.

Yes, the ‘Full Moon in May’ traditionally marks the Wesak Moon in Buddhist cultures and that falls this year actually only on May 29, with the MOON in SAG and the SUN in GEM.

I’d suggest to also honour and align with the SCORPIO MOON – TAURUS SUN polarity as the astrological Wesak Moon (see chart below).
It expresses the gist of basic Buddhist teachings, which in turn can help us understand and transform the core of the matter  with TAU – SCO!

 

One essential question in Buddhism is:
Why do we humans suffer, or are even ‘just’ dissatisfied / discontent 
(‘dukkha’) in life ?

The answer is simple and obvious – yet still, it’s over and over again revolutionary to see it this way (why do we forget?!):
Because of our attachments to what we desire, and their frustration – not getting what we want, and not being able to get rid of the unwanted and painful. Which is… very TAURUS – SCORPIO!
And yes, there’s a difference between physical pain and human suffering (which implies choice)!

The Buddhists would suggest two ‘ways out’ of the quagmire of suffering:
1) To be aware that nothing really lasts forever, everything is impermanent. This world of phenomena is in constant flux and change – we better get used to it, and become free through that realization.
2) Walking the ‘Middle Path’, a.k.a. the practice of the Noble 8-fold Path (right speech, right livelihood, right samadhi….) brings intrinsic happiness.

May the astrological Wesak Moon and the Buddhist Wesak Moon bring golden opportunities for insights and practice that set us FREE!

 

SCO – TAU Full Moon Themes – that are UP NOW

Fixed, earthy TAURUS (ruled by VENUS) is all about embodiment, enjoyment of life-on-Earth, sensuality, assimilation (food and stuff), and value. A substance building energy.
Immersed in the realm of  TAURUS, as in the full bloom of Spring, we celebrate the physical senses, comfort and pleasure, everything that creates security and grounding, and grows over time.

Taurean energy takes roots, builds, cultivates, and conserves, like a gardener, farmer, and good custodian of the Earth. TAU likes to attract what’s pleasant, to experience it via the senses, to eat, assimilate, gather and accumulate, to settle and to claim ownership and territory.
TAU slows down, after the fast and furious ARIES energy, and favours predictability and patience; therefore habits and routines are formed. Its orientation is very life affirming, yet can obviously lead to attachment to the known and comfortable, to the material and worldly plane in general, and to physical satisfaction, hording, and greed. TAU has a strong resistance to change and to pain.

SCORPIO (ruled by PLUTO) carries transformation medicine.
The fixed deep water sign SCO (picture: lake or pond), in contrast to the ‘above ground’ Taurean world takes us to emotionally intense, uncomfortable, ‘ugly’ places where the ‘muck’ and hidden, often covered or repressed emotional material sits.

Just as the leaves rot and go under the earth in late Oct – late Nov, the Scorpionic energy takes us to the ‘grand mystery’ of the intangible, and to emotionally deeply affecting processes that have nowhere to go but down and through, so that the alchemical work can be performed.
SCO penetrates the underground / underworld / underbelly, which can be a painful process (TAU – SCO also represent the pleasure – pain, and life – death axis). This is where deep ‘down under’ transformational ‘digestion’ of what’s actually already dead needs to happen, be purged, and eliminated.
Our very ‘human humus’ and shadow can’t be just ‘gotten rid of,’ or ‘hidden away’. It’s here to be fully processed, so that it becomes a ‘fertilizer’ for renewalThe Alchemy of Life.

Scorpio

SCORPIO is for the MOON the most ‘challenging’ sign.
While the MOON is considered ‘exalted’ in TAU, it is considered ‘in fall’ in SCO – here’s why:
The MOON represents emotions, our instinctual mind (in a broad sense of body-mind, feeling-mind), and our needs and habits which by nature long for nourishment and sustenance.

 

TAU is the sign that provides such sustaining delivery and assimilation – intake through feeding and reliable presence… whereas SCO represents necessary detoxifying elimination, often through painful processes. That’s not what our Lunar side (representing also our Inner Child) is most comfortable with, to put it mildly.

Under a SCO MOON (whether we’re born with it, have it by astrological Progression for 2½ years every 29 years, or whether the MOON in SCO for 2½ days per month affects us), we’re instinctively sensitized towards the need to purge and to ‘get rid of’ what’s toxic and outlived, what controls us, and doesn’t allow us to be free in a deeper sense.
The process calls us to go into the ‘mouth of the monster’ and through its bowels even, while our head and ego might severely protest and resist.

A SCO MOON experience can lead us to the deepest abyss of our inner worlds, yet is an opportunity to take us through it, and be regenerated and transformed through the process.

 

Mother and Child, by Pablo Picasso (1921). Picasso *Oct 25, 1881 was born under a strong TAU (4 Planets) – SCO (Sun and Mercury) axis.

The SCO Full Moon happens often close to Mother’s Day.
It’s ‘normal’ to have difficult feelings round mother(hood), as a mom or as a daughter / son, at this time of year – could be related to wounds around early bonding, abandonment, or abuse.

A time to go deep into the core of it  and let the pain and woundedness process. JUPITER this year in SCO – the Wesak MOON will be close to it – brings a LOT up to process that’s usually hidden and helps us a lot with awareness and transformation.
So much ARIES activation recently too – encouraging us to be authentic in our process
(no sugarcoating, and playing nice).

The SCO / TAU Wesak Full Moon each year is a fully solar illumined (therefore the most potent) SCO MOON that reveals our deepest needs for transformation. A golden (even if darkly covered) opportunity, says JUPITER. 

With our conscious Self (represented by the SUN) we have to patiently stay and ‘sit with’ (TAU quality) what comes up from the depth, for the processing.

‘Mother’s Month’ Astrology sessions are here to help you shed light on your Mother Themes, and get the process going. Sessions for moms or for everyone with a Mother themed focus are 20% off until end of May. Get in touch with me if you’d like to hear more about it, or discuss how it can be beneficial for you.

 

Early Morning Prayer. Photo by Helga Hendricks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Buddhist tradition, the image of the peaceful Buddha floating on a (Taurean) Lotus flower that blossoms so purely and beautifully while rooted in the (Scorpionic) mud swamp, represents the enlightened quality, rooted in real-life human suffering and compassion.

Where do your swampy roots show up, these days?
Can you ‘sit’ with it all, open to the light of consciousness?

The Wesak Full Moon is a magnificent divine and meditative moment-in-time, when transformation (SCO) can be anchored (TAU).
Our attachment to desires and longing for what we want and don’t have, or ‘even’ to pain / suffering / complaining / feeding those ‘hungry ghosts’ (TAU) that show up in obvious or subtle personal and collective / cultural addictions and compulsions (more consumption, information, work, entertainment, nothing’s ever enough…).
All these manifestations of  attachments can be put into the bonfire of the soul (SCO) so that the deep Alchemy can do its job.

 

YinYang Infinite

The YIN-YANG is a perfect symbol for balancing the Yin / Lunar and Yang / Solar influences in us, under each Full Moon, esp. under this astrologically potent (SCO – TAU) and spirited Wesak Moon.

As above so below and within….
We ARE the field, and the buddhic catalysts for evolution and liberation…

 

 

Here is the Astrological Wesak Full Moon chart:

 

The FULL MOON will be exact at 5:58 pm PDT on Sunday Apr 29.
Our friends on the East Coast can experience the Full Moon (at 8:58 pm EDT) just after Moonrise!

Let’s see what the COSMIC MAP reveals:

The Full Moon holds the ground, and ‘underground’, through the fixed TAU – SCO axis.
We really need anchoring of wildly moving energies lately.
Once again, so much to process, esp. since mid-April:

  • The ARIES New Moon on Apr 15 came with ‘stormy’ MERCURY in ARIES (went direct on Apr 15) and SATURN in CAP (went retro on Apr 17) – both in sharp square with each other (exact this week, Apr 25) – ouch! Communication collisions / confrontations anyone?
    No need to put up with patronizing put-downs. Yes to standing our ground in inner authority, calmly setting boundaries, and wisely backing off as discourses would turn into fights that are a waste of time and energy.
  • With CHIRON having entered ARIES on Apr 17 emerging from losing ourselves in overwhelm, chaos (PI) and showing up as our authentic Self is very healing, one baby step at a time. And, in CHIRON fashion, it teaches others what’s possible, and encourages them too.
  • As MARS in CAP passed SATURN on Apr 2, LILITH on Apr 17, and PLUTO on Apr 26, energy has been freed up from resistance, fear, giving power away to external authority, and is available for us to be in our authentic nature-all power. From there we can do the work with the energy we have – and work more smoothly and empowered with natural energy and resources (inner and outer).

So yeah, we’ve needed time to process and ‘sit with’ these themes, to be aware of their deeper nature, and to let them process and transmute, for their inner purpose.
The CAP Re-Purpose Alliance says: Transform (let Nature and Higher Power transform!) and use everything – for its highest purpose – always a game (or: out-of-game) changer! 

 

Now What?
The Astro Wesak Full Moon in SCO – TAU, in its strong electromagnetic field around Planet Earth, catalyzes and ‘downloads’ the other cosmic dynamics:

For one, and most obviously (even literally, with the naked eye if skies are clear): JUPITER in SCO!

The Full Moon approaches JUPITER, and goes conjunct with it on Apr 30 at 12:11 pm PDT.
For reference, this is the only Full Moon that catalyzes JUPITER in SCO (Oct 10, 2017 – Nov 8, 2018), and reversely the only time this year a Full MOON gets charged up by JUPITER!
Since JUPITER entered SCO in Oct 2017 issues have been revealed that are usually going on behind the scenes / in the underground, and which evoke deep responses and show where profound change for the better is soo due (“Me too!” started just days after JU went into SCO, FB data privacy breach / Cambridge Analytics scandals, school shootings…).
Those and similar intimate / hidden / covered / emotionally painful processes are now coming back to be deeply felt (SCO Full Moon) and transmuted from within (JU retro). This leads to empowerment from within, which has to do with self respect and being respected (JU sextile with LILITH / PLUTO / MARS in CAP).

 

13 Indigenous Grandmothers, with the white scarves offered to them by HH the Dalai Lama…

Speaking of respect and CAP:
The TAU SUN is in trine with SATURN retro in CAP, calling for common sense (not to be mixed up with maintaining the status quo). 

What would the Earth and the Elders say???

In consult sessions with clients who have placements in CAP and a transit from PLUTO, I often ask them: How would Mother Earth be with this phase or situation of yours?
Going deeply into such an inquiry can restore living from Natural Law – which might appear simpler and slower, more patient, going with one’s natural rhythms and cycles, respecting our inner nature and Nature more. Being more sustainable in the long run.

 

The SUN has for one week ‘settled’ into the Taurean season (since Apr 19) after passing URANUS (on Apr 18):
Be conscious, awake and fresh in the NOW – this is IT, you are HERE!

URANUS is still close to the SUN, so we experience the polar opposite to the super deep (JUPITER enhanced) SCO Full MOON the bright liberating Solar / Uranian consciousness!
What a polarity to integrate – what a sacred marriage of rich, fertile Inner Depth and bright outer Light!

URANUS will actually enter TAU for its first phase, on the DAY of the TAU New Moon, May 15 (until Nov 6, and then fully from March 6, 2019 on, until 2025 / 26).
That’s Big News – one of the major shifts of 2018 / 19!
And this is the Full Moon that brings it out already, on the side of the SUN in early TAU!

This is to the Buddha Nature that reveals itself always freshly – in Nature and in YOU!
Even (often especially) in and through our darkest times!

 

The Sun Rules Leo – Painting by Johfra Bosschart

As you see in the chart, the Full Moon axis of MOON (close to JUPITER) in SCO and SUN in TAU (close to URANUS) squares the North Node of the Moon in LEO (and hence also the South Node in AQ)!
Astrologically a fixed T-square / Grand Cross (with SN extension)!

Lots of tension / stress that’s been built up, held, contained, and stuck (fixed) calls to be creatively expressed through ‘the best of LEO’ – a loving Heart, generosity, and childlike playfulness!

Show yourself more fully from your Heart, and in your true colours (rather than overcompensating with ‘trying to look good) – and of course, that includes the darker sides too which teach us so much, and transmute ‘muck’ into Gold.


Understandably free loving self expression doesn’t always come easy and natural like this right away… Start with giving yourself permission to express and purge your otherwise hidden and controlled ‘dark feelings’.
Like yep, as I said above, no need to put up with abuse of power and lack of integrity. Let your Inner Child show you what’s hurtful, and be a good Inner Parent / Inner Elder (SATURN now retro) to him / her. See where the process goes, and let the Heart lead!

Less is more, when it comes to AQ South Node low vibrations / qualities that drain us:
Being dissociated, alienated, indifferent, blase – arrogant, remote, or just watching the show of others’ fun and playful creativity without creatively playing ourselves.

 

So yeah, the Inner Buddha is the Loving and Beloved Child in us!

 

Come join us at our WESAK MOON Astro Circle on Sunday eve!

Indoors for the Astro ComMOONity part – with everyone’s chart involved, and outdoors thereafter if skies are clear to greet the risen FULL MOON over the ocean.
You and your friends are welcome (esp. but not exclusively with SCO – TAU in your chart) in person if you’re in Victoria or of course online!
Please let others know about it too. Merci!

 

Let Buddha Nature Manifest!
Love & Blessings on this Astrological Wesak Moon – and Beyond!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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CHIRON Enters ARIES (Apr 17 – Sept 25, and fully from Feb 2019 on): The Medicine of Being Authentically You!

16 Apr

Whoa – that’s BIG News:
Shamanic CHIRON having been in PISCES since 2010 makes a move: 

CHIRON is about to cross over the Spring Equinox a.k.a. ‘Emergence’ Point, and ‘Come Alive’ & enter ARIES on Apr 17!
For a try-on / preview phase until Sept 25, when it re-immerses itself into PISCES. And then from Feb 18, 2019 on, the full-on emergence of ARIES Medicine will show up.

  • All is fresh and NEW in ARIES.
  • Finding the Medicine of being Authentically YOU!
  • Emerging from the Collective Consciousness. Which can be scary, and / or hugely liberating.

CHIRON brings up ‘wounds’ and awkwardness, and we feel like an outsider – in ARIES when we show up or stand up for ourselves, and for what matters to us. It might be also awkward if we didn’t have role models, or their teachings don’t apply to THIS. 
Yet, what the heck? says ARIES, It’s my life, this is ME.
Early ARIES is a Warrior / Survivor. All about the NOW.

That’s what ARIES is all about: NOW THIS!
Alive, alert, letting life force emerge in every moment – like blossoms surprising us daily now. Time for fresh beginnings – or for simply being present with what’s always NEW.

Show up in a new way, try out what you haven’t before, not in a long time, or don’t have a ‘model’ or comparison for. If it ‘doesn’t work’ try something else (ARIES doesn’t mind starting anew). The essence of being innovative.
Anger (and ARIES expression) can be your vulnerability yet also guide you to your Medicine.

 

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

You’re welcome to join our 
Special ASTRO Medicine Parlour:
CHIRON Enters ARIES
The Medicine of Being Authentically YOU

MON APR 16
 (the day before CHIRON enters AR!).

Two groups to choose from:
3:16 – 6 PM PDT
7:16 – 10 PM PDT

… to co-explore how this shows up for YOU, and in the World (symptoms are already manifesting).
Just reply to Astro~News if you’d like to register.

If you rather or additionally would like to come to a private session – let’s do that!

 

Many Blessings for the Medicine of Being Authentic!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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