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‘Stormy’ URANUS in late ARIES goes from retro to direct on Jan 2: Awake and Present in the NOW.

1 Jan

 

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‘Golden Boy’ Prometheus at the Rockefeller Centre NYC, surrounded by the Zodiac belt. Prometheus the Awakener is the Archetype related to the Planet Uranus!

 

Besides the SuperSuper FULL MOON on Jan 1 /2, the New Year also starts with URANian Fireworks!

URANUS has been in ‘turnaround storm’ already throughout Dec (we were just so focused on MERCURY’s retro trip….).
When that happens, the Archetype becomes a focal point.

URANUS is the Archetype of Prometheus the Awakener, bringing ‘Freedom from the Known’, or simply ‘Freedom that has no Opposite’.

 ‘Wild Card’ URANUS in late ARIES has been unaspected under the New Year’s  SuperSuper FULL MOON….
The CANCER MOON will go into square with it on Jan 2, as well as into Water Trine with CHIRON in late PI (also unaspected presently), which can bring instability, yet also beautiful miracles and synchronicities, and shakes things up in a healing way.


On the same day, URANUS goes from retro (since early Aug 2017) direct / forward from Earth perspective.
Fires early Aug, icy temperatures now, here on the North American continent…
URANUS is related to weather patterns and systems – shows when systems are ‘out of whack’.

Definitely room for wake-up calls, unpredictabilities, surprises, even shocks (there’s been a wave of those in the news lately…), and out-of-the-ordinary experiences.
Yet also and foremost, an Awakening from our daily ‘slumber mode’, and into full-on Presence with what IS. Presence in the NOW.

URANUS is one of the big news makers of 2018:
It will (temporarily) change signs (only every 7 years), and go from ARIES (since 2011) into TAURUS, on May 15 until Nov 6, 2018).
On March 6, 2019, URANUS will fully enter TAURUS (until 2025 / 26).

What’s that about?
Earth Changes?
Changes in the Economy? In the monetary system?
Chances are, yes and yes and yes.

And with URANUS, it’s always about expect the unexpected.

So we definitely hear more about URANUS in Spring.
Stay tuned.

 

Check out the SUN, MOON, and Planets in Motion 2018 Overview that I posted on Dec 31 – a neat reference list!
And join our 2018 Astro New Year’s Parlour on Jan 4, if you’d like to co-explore your trends in a group of like-spirited stargazers!

 

Retro Free Phase!

And once URANUS goes out of retro (on Jan 2) there will be a phase without a major Planet retrograde until early March (JUPITER) and end of March (MERCURY) – woohoo!
A good time to start the year with outer manifestations which can accelerate quite magically these days (propelled by URANUS in ARIES).

 

Wishing you an exciting Start into 2018!

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2018

 

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New Year’s SuperSuper FULL MOON in CAN – CAP on Jan 1/2: Nurturing through the Winter…

31 Dec

Happy New Year, dear Astro Friends!

Initiated by the New Year’s Eve Sirius Culmination, and:

The Super-Super (closest to Earth in 2018) Full Moon in her very own CANCER Abode….

The Full Moon will be exact at 6:24 pm PST (Moonrise!) on Jan 1, 2018.
In Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania it will be on Jan 2, 2018.

Lighting up the Night Sky of the New Year like a lantern that shows us the way Home!

A.k.a. The Wolf Moon – the name of the January Full Moon when wolves were howling around villages.

 

What nurtures us?
How do we emotionally nurture Ourselves, our Children, our Inner Child, our Family / Tribe?
How do we feel and give a sense of Belonging?
Where’s HOME?

Nurturing through the COLD, finding emotional and physical comfort and resources is actually a big deal these days in Canada, with extreme temperature drops and wind chill effects of down to -30 degrees, in AB, Central and Eastern Canada, as well as the U.S. East Coast.

So yeah, even though we made it through the shortest days of the year, Winter  & CAPRICORN has only just begun, on Dec 21.

 

Call of the Mountain – Photo by Melanie, Dec 31, 2017

 

How do we balance the contrasting themes of warm, cuddly, and caring CANCER with LOTS of heavy duty CAPRICORN Energy (which you can see in the chart below)?

  • SATURN, the Ruler of CAP – freshly arrived (Dec 19/20), and dwelling in the mountainous region of CAP until Dec 17, 2020!
    A rewarding incentive for us to ‘step up’ and be / do what we’re best at (no need to waste our time and energy on what’s futile and not ‘the real thing’, and no need to feel guilty, nor to judge what we don’t want to see, rather to model the Best and the Change (PLUTO).
  • LILITH – having entered CAP on Nov 8, 2017, and taking a walk on the Wild Side there until Aug 5, 2018. Being in our unconditioned (un-restrained) Nature brings out our Best.
  • VENUS and the SUN, presently pleasantly united in CAP (exact Jan 8):
    Appreciation for quality, and for what matters most. and finally:
  • Good ole PLUTO who’s in CAP for the long haul, until 2023, to make sure CAP goes through its deep change and Evolution. I.o.w., done with wasteful and abusive human behaviour. We need to step up to the plate, live more simply (doesn’t mean deprivation), with quality instead of quantity, and sustainably.

 

Here’s the Chart of the New Year’s Full Moon!

The FULL MOON Alignment is quite JOY-FULL, with both the MOON and SATURN happy in their natural Zodiac energies, AND the Full Moon Axis is supported by a ‘Grand Mid-Water Trine’ of

  • The Super-Super MOON in CANCER (big Baby Belly energy) – very nurturing, showing us where / how we feel a sense of belonging, and how our needs are being met.
    Check out where mid-CANCER is in your chart (House, Planets there…?) for extra Astro hints…
  • MARS / JUPITER very close to each other (exactly aligned on Jan 6 – every 2 years) in deep and mysterious SCORPIO (which MARS likes, and ‘used to’ rule, before PLUTO came along, and claimed its underworld domain – MARS is still co-ruler). 
    MARS / JUPITER give a lot of energy, esp. for ‘bravely’ diving into depth, intimacy, inner processing, research, and anything that benefits from change through going to the core of things.
  • NEPTUNE in PISCES – also ‘at home’ there: 
    Going with the flow, taking it easy, releasing the old (year, stagnant energy, you name it) with love, and breathing in ‘fresh oxygen’, and anything that we resonate with. Being compassionate.

The Grand Water Trine is in the centre of the Water signs – which has an extra magical, transformational SCORPIO effect.

Also, a rare configuration lines the Grand Water Trine up with the Full Moon axis to a Kite – with the ‘head’ pointing to SUN / VENUS in CAP, and the MOON being the ‘tail’ of it. Or you may call it an airplane, with SUN / VENUS in the cockpit. 
This is a very stable figure, supporting us with leading (head / CAP) from integrity and maturity / the Inner Elder, motivated by nurturing and care, and sense of belonging.

How can this look like?
Feeling deeply, and reaching into our core, which makes us take good care of our Inner Child.
Keeping things simple and fulfilling, noticing that a lot of our ‘needs’ are compensations.
Helping make the World a better place, for our children, for future generations, for animals, for any Being that we deeply care for.

 

Bottom line:
HOME is BIG for the Full MOON in homey CANCER, and at home there, plus MARS, SATURN, and NEPTUNE also in their respective astrological home / comfort zone where they operate well.
Of course, our friend SATURN in CAP likes this:
Everything (a lot) where / how it works best.

 

Retro Free Phase!

And once URANUS goes out of retro (on Jan 2) there will be a phase without a major Planet retrograde until early March (JUPITER) and end of March (MERCURY) – woohoo!

 

‘Stormy’ URANUS goes from retro to direct on Jan 2!

‘Golden Boy’ Prometheus at the Rockefeller Centre NYC, surrounded by the Zodiac belt. Prometheus the Awakener is the Archetype related to the Planet Uranus!

 

‘Wild Card’ URANUS in late ARIES is unaspected in the Full Moon chart.

The CANCER MOON will go into square with it on Jan 2, and also into Water Trine with CHIRON in late PI (also unaspected presently), which can bring instability, yet also shakes things up in a healing way.

On the same day, URANUS goes from retro (since early Aug 2017) direct / forward from Earth perspective. Fires early Aug, icy temperatures now…
URANUS is related to weather patterns and systems – shows when systems are ‘out of whack’.


URANUS has been in ‘turnaround storm’ already in Dec (we were just so focused on MERCURY….). When that happens, the Archetype becomes a focal point.

URANUS is the Archetype of Prometheus the Awakener, bringing ‘Freedom from the Known’, or simply ‘Freedom that has no Opposite’.
Definitely room for wake-up calls, unpredictabilities, surprises, even shocks (there’s been a wave of those in the news lately…), and out-of-the-ordinary experiences.
Yet also and foremost, an awakening from our daily ‘slumber mode’ and into full-on presence with what IS. Presence in the NOW.

URANUS is one of the big news makers of 2018:
It will (temporarily) change signs (only every 7 years), and go from ARIES (since 2011) into TAURUS, mid-May until early Nov).

Check out the SUN, MOON, and Planets in Motion 2018 Overview that I posted earlier today – a neat reference list!
And join our 2018 Astro New Year’s Parlour on Jan 4, if you’d like to co-explore your trends in a group of like-spirited stargazers!


The Sun Rules Leo – Painting by Johfra Bosschart

The next FULL MOON, on Jan 31 – a ‘Blue Moon’ since it’s the second Moon in one calendar month – will be also a ‘SuperMoon’ and:
A TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE in LEO – AQ!


We feel its effects throughout January:

The best of LEO energy is supported, with the North Node in LEO (Apr 2017 – Nov 2018):
Love Yourself, Love Life, Love the World.
Live Life Lovingly.
Lead from your Strength.|
Share Generously.
Show your Colours… from the Heart!

 

Wishing you a fulfilling New Year 2018!
Guided by Starlight and Heart Light!

Melanie

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2017

 

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ARIES – LIBRA Harvest Moon 2017: Wake Up, Be Fully YOU, and Bring Your Authentic Nature into Cooperation and Partnership!

4 Oct

Boom!
The ARIES MOON is here-now, since 1:40 pm PDT today Oct 4 – opening the scene for her exact Fullness, opposite the LIBRA SUN, tomorrow, Oct 5 at 11:40 am PDT.

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

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Balance and Freshness by the Water (and what a way of being a West-Coast child!) –               Photo by Melanie, Oct 2017

 

The first Full Moon in Fall is coming up!
It’s the Harvest Moon – the Full Moon closest to the Fall Equinox!

 

A good time to check in, what’s coming to Fruition, in this Harvest time – not just from the Summer, but from longer phases!

Soo much has been stirred up and in turmoil in the social and public world, and for many of us privately too in the last weeks, as URANUS the Shake-up / Wake-up Liberator yet also disruptive, shocking, and traumatizing force turned direct / forward at the very end of ARIES, in early August.

  • How have you set yourself FREE from being bombarded with news that could easily re-traumatize something latent in you?
  • What do you DO about moving courageously forward in your life and in this world?
  • What’s waking up in you?

 

MARS, the ruler of ARIES, has been travelling close to the SUN this Summer which heated up the atmosphere, and it’s been sadly literally a record year for out-of-control wildfires here in the West.
Hope you found positive passionate outlets for MARS / SUN this Summer! 
The SUN is gradually further ahead of MARS now, loosening the heated Yang type combo, plus, the present LIBRA SUN is ruled by VENUS, and more conducive to the dance and negotiation in partnership than than battling with fire and fury.
Additionally, up until tomorrow, Oct 5, MARS has been ahead of VENUS (since Spring 2016!), and we’ve seen the effects of a MARS driven world all too well.
This too is changing, as VENUS will pass MARS, just hours before the Full Moon.
Please find my VENUS / MARS blog post here, for more in-depth info (incl. the Sabian Symbol for their union).

  • What’s cooking for you, in the Conscious Cooperation Caravan?

 

Also JUPITER is coming to the end of its 11-month journey through LIBRA next week, on Oct 10, when it moves over the ‘Tipping Point’ into SCORPIO (until Nov 9, 2018).
Harvesting the LIBRAN gifts by JUPITER with questions like these can be quite fruitful:

  • What have you seen more clearly about relationships with significant others and yourself IN relatedness, over the last year? 
  • What did you attract in others as a reflection of yourself (missing parts, blind spots, shadow projection)?
  • Which important choices came up for you, and how did you go about choosing wisely?
  • How do you go about restoring inner and outer peace and balance, in a world of turmoil (JUPITER in LI has been opposed by URANUS in ARIES 3 times, in Dec 2016, March and Sept 2017)?

The area of life related to LIBRA in your chart is what has been ‘blown up’ so that there can be more space around it that allows for (mutual) growth.


‘Even’ good ole SATURN comes to the end of the SAG finish line soon – on Dec 19 – where it’s been since Sept 2015, challenging us to focus on the light and on what matters, in a world of distraction and disorientation.

Harvest review:

  • How do you stay on track on your intrinsic path?
  • When challenges and ‘obstacles’ show up, can you recognize them for what they are, adjust the course or our approach, and take the teaching and guidance?
  • How have you been able to not loose heart, with what you see in the world
  • What keeps you moving forward with your vision? Where’s your WHY?
  • Where does the journey go NOW, and what motivated you now, compared to 2 years ago?

 

We’re in the build-up time for this ARIES Full Moon that’s a ‘fierce midwife to URANUS’, the Awakener and Revolutionary Archetype.

When the BS hits the fan there’s no holding back – so much is bursting out now, as in ARIES – emergence / emergency. Quite the wake-up call, for The Feminine (MOON) and for The People.

In traditional Astrology, the MOON is the Archetype of the People vs. the SUN is the King / Queen / Ruler. I know, this societal model is outdated, and up for evolutionary change, but hey, it’s been symbolically still in effect, and currently again in full force, as seen in places like Catalunya striving for its independence from Spain (see yesterday’s Astro blog about it, with the charts of Barcelona and Spain).
It illustrates what’s going on and shaken up at so many places and in so many ways:
The People (MOON in ARIES) come out and stand up: “Hey, this is US, our Catalan identity can’t be repressed (PLUTO in CAP), our voice must be heard, we’re not in this anymore, and we might pro-actively declare our independence.” Suspense in Spain…

Speaking one’s Truth, and being on the Path is very ‘loaded’ now. The Full Moon will be in the central LEO part of ARIES, and URANUS is in the Sagittarian part of ARIES – linking over in a trine to SATURN in SAG – the end of ‘old stories and beliefs’.
What stories are wanna-be leaders trying to tell us?
We’re not living by ‘old stories and dogmatic laws and beliefs anymore.

 

Calling for a Revolution?

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Angel of Revelation, Painting by William Blake

The Inner Revolution and Liberation has begun for so many of us, in fact, is HERE when we wake up from the past, from the dream, from anything that keeps us from living in the NOW.

Since the ARIES FULL MOON is close to URANUS (and will meet URANUS on Oct 6, the door to spiritual awakening is open.

Upon waking up (“What a crazy nightmare was that???” or “Was I dull, not really alive, apathetic, and paralyzed?”), a freedom FOR a conscious new start, a new blossoming, and / or: An alert presence in the I AM can ‘take over’.

 

What’s LIBRA got to do with it?

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It offers questions like:

  • What would be conscious (SUN) choices (LIBRA) that meet the need (MOON) to be authentically, fully YOU (ARIES)? Hint – it starts with: Choose Yourself!
  • What’s negotiable (LIBRA) and what’s a deal breaker (URANUS in ARIES)?
  • How could a partnership look like (LIBRA) that brings out the partners’ liberated beingness (URANUS in ARIES) where the light is reflected to one another?
  • Baby steps at a time (ARIES) are fine and normal.
  • Too much sitting on the fence, weighing and waiting (for the other to make a move, for ‘something’ to happen and tip the scale) doesn’t do it much longer. JUPITER ‘had it’ and crosses over the ‘Tipping Point’ into SCO on Oct 10. Choices create change!

Lots of questions to consider, says SUN / MERCURY, not far from JUPITER in LIBRA, on the other side of the ‘equation’.
Yet, i.m.o., being truly, spontaneously authentic in the Self naturally supports good choices, and things don’t ‘stick’ so much in relationships that need to be ‘ironed out’ again.
I know, it can be a balancing act to bring one’s true authentic Nature into relationship – but it’s actually more from the perspective of the conditioned Self an ‘issue’ than from the free, authentic Self.

 

And then, what a beautiful cosmic reflection showing up also tomorrow:

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The essence of timeless Tao Wisdom: Yin-Yang Balance is always dynamic and interwoven.

On the DAY of the ARIES (ruled by MARS) – LIBRA (ruled by VENUS) Full Moon will be also the union (every 2 years only) of VENUS and MARS (see today’s blog post for this theme)!

May cooperation (VENUS) rather than competition and confrontation (MARS) lead the way now!

May the world, humanity, and everyone of us be more / come back into integrity (VIR), and may right relationship/s in dynamic, ‘juicy’ synergy help us with conscious, creative cooperation!


VENUS goes into square with SATURN on Oct 8, and MARS on Oct 9:
Specifics and ‘details’ can make things complicated and create conflict and stagnation – or just need to be ‘ironed out’ to open the path for the YES.

VENUS will go into opposition with CHIRON in PISCES on Oct 10, and MARS on Oct 15:
Integrity in adaptive Fluidity can be the Medicine.

 

Voila – here is the chart for the exact ARIES – LIBRA Full Moon tomorrow Oct 5, at 11:40 am PDT, as viewed from Victoria BC:

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You see the Full Moon Axis of the MOON in mid-ARIES (with LEO undertone – Be Fully and authentically YOU!) not far from URANUS end of ARIES which is in mutually enhancing Fire trine with SATURN / LILITH in late SAG.
LILITH is now in the area pointing to the Galactic Centre where we deeply trust the ultimately Unknown – to reveal our True Nature in the ‘Journey’.

The SUN and MERCURY bring contrasting balance in mid-LIBRA (with an AQ undertone):

  • How can we consciously cooperate for Peace, Justice, Fairness, Equality? It takes a team / group / circle / humanity.
  • What’s a well-suited cooperation and partnership – esp. with others who show up in the area of life where LIBRA is in your chart?
    If they aren’t naturally compatible how can you bring yourself into balance and be at peace with what IS?

MERCURY will go into opposition with URANUS on Oct 15, and the SUN on Oct 19 (the day of the LIBRA New Moon) which can be quite a dilemma between ‘Us’ and ‘Me’ or convention and spontaneous action. It can also resolve the tension from JUPITER opp. URANUS since last Winter. May there be a consciously chosen win-win!

PLUTO, still stationary (went direct on Sept 29) in mid-CAP is the apex (= outlet) of a wide cardinal T-square with the Full Moon axis!

What does PLUTO in CAP point to, where can the change be sourced, and what can the state of things change into?

  • The Power of TIME and Timeliness.
    How do we know when’s the ‘right & ripe time’, esp. when making choices that involve / are dependent on others (LIBRA) while you might want to move forward or it’s not really your gig (ARIES)?
    Astrology helps through showing us the cosmic cycles, and how to align with them. Natural inner knowing and alignment helps too. Don’t let yourself get guilt-tripped (“You should do this for… them”) or pressured (“You should be already…. doing this”) in this ever so 24/7 production mode world (which isn’t really all that productive, if natural cycles of rest and regeneration aren’t honoured.
    So perhaps the Power of TIME means to slow down, smell the Roses, and let things naturally ripen until their Harvest time comes…?
  • Honouring the Elders, and Receiving Guidance.
    Elders may be biological Elders, Spirit Elders, the Spirit of the ‘Old World’…
    Being in (LIBRA) partnership with them, and guided (CAP) by and to them can be very powerful – IF you hear the call (SATURN, the ruler of CAP is now in SAG, testing us to find where the most important YES is).
  • Working Well with Resources. Being Resourceful.
    Which ties into Time and Natural Laws…

    Working respectfully with the cycles of nature, incl. our own nature, the human life cycle, and day-to-day cycles. CAP traditionally works with the Land, and cooperates with Nature. When and where is a good time / place to seed / plant / harvest?
    There’s simplicity and beauty in this. Can we apply it again more into our lives?
    CAP says: I use (I use what’s here and make the best out of it, I’m resourceful).
    The shadow would be to abuse, over-use, and the lack would be to under-use what’s sitting somewhere, and would be a helpful resource.
    Bottom line: Time for an inventory (LIBRA / CAP) / invent-ory (URANUS in ARIES).
  • Wisdom of the Body.
    The most obvious ‘earthly’ resource ‘close to us’ is our body, of course. Mid-CAP where PLUTO is now has also a TAURUS undertone – TAU rules bodily sensation.

    Don’t let yourself get de-stabilized from chaos and imbalance around (low grade experience of UR in AR). Find and stand your ground.
    So yeah, let’s definitely bring the wisdom of the body in, for wise choices, and empowering change, while being in our authentic Self!

 

JUPITER, on the brink of leaving LIBRA, will enter SCORPIO on Oct 10, to move through the Magical Zodiac zone until Nov 9, 2018.

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Johfra Bosschart: VENUS rules LIBRA

The painting to the left by Johfra Bosschart contains a lot of esoteric symbolism.

I chose it to illustrate an important aspect of the transition from LIBRA to SCORPIO (upper part of the picture):

In the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Ibis-headed Thoth to the left with the double-serpent and Cow-headed Hathor to the right weigh the heart of the deceased (in an urn) against the feather of Ma’at (Goddess of Justice).
May in any significant choice point and transition our heart be unburdened, and as light as a feather!

 
The transition from LIBRA to SCORPIO is not only the ‘Tipping Point’ (the scales tip, the choice is being made – or it’s a ‘choiceless choice’! – and inevitably leads to change), but also an ‘Alchemy Point’ where ‘ingredients’ are ‘married’, to co-create something bigger than the sum of them.
If the ‘match’ is magical powerful change is afoot!
JUPITER into SCORPIO shows us opportunities to go into magical change – if we trust the Unknown.
 
Yet it also shows what’s hidden and covered, and makes it worthwhile visiting and digging deeply into our taboo, repressed, or emotionally (apparently) controlled experiences. To bring forth treasures that we might have buried from the world and ourselves. Who knows what comes from that?!
 
More to come, in a special JUPITER into SCORPIO blog post next week.
 
I felt called to offer JUPITER in SCORPIO Deep Dive Sessions, for the first month of JUPITER in SCORPIO (10 / 10 – 11 / 11), where we intentionally, and with the astrological map & compass, plus the synchronistic support of Voyager Tarot & Animal Spirit cards, go into, and focus on:
  • What’s being cleared away now, from your ‘inner basement / closet’?
  • Where is deep transformation now possible in your Life, what does it take to go INTO it, and how do you meet the landscape you meet there?
  • What’s the Alchemy that presents itself?
  • What does that mean for your ‘outer’ world, above the surface?

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

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Day of Enlightening IN-Sight – ‘New MERCURY’. Mind aligned with Consciousness and Creative Spirit.

26 Aug
MERCURY retro is half-way today!
 
Which means: The SUN is ahead of MERCURY again!
In other words, the MERCURY Mind has been ‘lassoed in’, and is not leading the Show anymore.
SPIRIT, CONSCIOUSNESS, the HEART is!
 
‘Old stories’ (which the first half of M-r, called ‘Epimethean’ phase has brought up) turn at this ‘Point of Enlightening Insight’ into New Vision and Creativity from the Heart (in the ‘Promethean’ phase of M-r).
Lighter, and freer from the grasp of the Mind which is in its proper place again, of being an instrument and tool (speaking VIRGO language, where MERCURY and the SUN are).This is the whole point of each MERCURY Retro period:
To bring the Mind again into alignment (esp. now in VIRGO) with Consciousness.
 
 
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‘Golden Boy’ with wheat sheaves (very Mercury in Virgo) and torch (hmm, also Promethean), on top of the MB Legislature in Winnipeg.

Plus: URANUS, the Planet associated with Prometheus, and Awakener Archetype is – clearly 🙂 – so strong this month, since it turned directions on AUG 2, on the cusp from ARIES to almost-TAURUS.
It will enter TAU next year, quite a shift, after 7 years in AR.
URANUS can rattle and shake us, shock and disrupt, is a wake-up call, and ultimately a Call for AWAKENING.
 

Any exciting and enlightening breakthroughs for YOU today / these days?

Esp. around what all the ‘old stories’ that Mind is telling you have to do with? And how Spirit responds?

Where / how does the creative Spirit shake you up to be fresh and new and YOU?!

 

This is to RE-alizing that Mind is like the clouds passing by like a curtain in front of the Blue Sky of Consciousness!
Yet don’t look at the SUN directly! 🙂 – it’s within anyway!

 
 

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

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

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

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

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.
In a world of online offers, 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!

 

Aug 2 – 4 and beyond: URANIAN Wake-Up Calls. JUPITER / PLUTO Soulful Choices

3 Aug
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Heart Lava, Kilauea. Photo by B. Lewis

 

The fiery URANIAN impulse (like an volcanic eruption, or a flash of lightning) is coming in stronger now, as URANUS just did its ‘U-turn’ at the very end of ARIES, to be on its yearly retro trip (Aug 2, 2017 – Jan 3, 2018 this time).
Mid-July to mid-Aug are very URANIAN weeks:
There may be more ‘crazy news’, and things can shift in a heartbeat, or the blink of an eye.
Let’s live NOW, not in the past or future. Let’s allow for inspiration in the moment, paradigm shifts, and liberation.
Motto:  Experimentation, no expectation! And: WAKE UP!

 

More fiery energy comets through the fiery (but now as explosive as URANUS) square, from JUPITER in mid-LIBRA to PLUTO retro in mid-CAP (exact tomorrow Aug 4). This is the 3rd of 3 exact squares (Nov 24, 2016, March 30 and Aug 4, 2017):
A pressure to make wise choices, esp. in relationships of all kinds, so that they serve the best purpose. Forget about going into old conditioned (even ancestral) patterns of ‘shoulds’, of taking too much on and feeling resentful, or like wasting your time (heaaaavy CAP energy needs to be purged), or being ‘too nice’ and accommodating while things are actually imbalanced – LIBRAN themes get a JUPITERIAN magnifying glass this year.

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Johfra Bosschart: LIBRA, with abundant esoteric symbolism

 

What ARE good soul (PLUTO) synergies (LI) that enhance life (JUPITER) and bring out your best, mature qualities (CAP)?
Let’s choose wisely! And save a lot of time and energy…


Well, some ‘soul relationships’ (PLUTO square JUPITER in LI) that we may or may not have consciously chosen yet attracted anyhow are occasionally quite ‘uncomfortable’ when they purge and ‘burn off’ the egos…. All part of the game..

There’s a LOT to this, on personal, interpersonal, and collective levels…, now brought up and transformed.

 

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 17th anniversary – with substantial discounts on consultation sessions – 10 – 50%!
The longer ago you had your first session the less you pay in August! 🙂 .
But even as a newbie you get 10% off this month!

 

© 2017 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.

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.
In a world of online offers, our small, 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 on the SPHINX POINT – into ‘storm’ on Aug 3 (retro Aug 12 – Sept 5), and URANUS retro (Aug 2): Self Awareness + Mindfulness + Magic + Liberation!

27 Jul

Harvest FieldWhy is everyone so bizzzy, even anxious and nervous?
Harvest time energy type of vibe (wait a minute, not Aug / Sept yet!)…

So much to organize, clear, get in order?
Refining skills and techniques?
You too?

MERCURY has this week (exactly on Tue July 25) crossed over the ‘Sphinx Point’ from LEO to VIRGO.
MERCURY in its natural placement of VIRGO now, as the SUN is in solid solar glow LEO (until Aug 22) can be a super creative and productive time!

Fine and dandy. However….

Is there a ‘however’?
Well, for those of us who get nervous just by hearing / reading about the buzz words: MERCURY retro.

YES, it’s true, due, and immanent: MERCURY will go RETRO, from Aug 12 on, until Sept 5.
OH NO! I hear you shout out.

No worries, VIRGO! Maybe it all turns out differently than you thought! To all of us, and esp for the early / mid VIRGO side in our charts I say, on behalf of MERCURY:
Rather than fretting over irrelevant details, going crazy over things ‘not working’, and tapping into the neurotic side of this (‘low vibration’ / shadow of VIR), let’s be self aware, mindful, and intuitive.
Let’s see what the universe is trying to tell us
rather than imposing our thoughts and ‘plans’ (esp. if they don’t really work practically) onto the world.

This week, July 25, MERCURY crossed the ‘SPHINX POINT’ (LEO to VIR) for the 1st time in a sequence of 3 – WOW, triple SPHINX POINT activation:

  • July 25 (in direct / forward mode / M-r pre-shadow)
  • Aug 31 (in retro mode)
  • Sept 9 (in direct mode / M-r ‘storm’)

What’s the SPHINX POINT all about?
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.
Back to: Who or what IS the Self….?


Let’s see how we can healthily, happily align (which is a LEO – VIR thing) with this energy.
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 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 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’.
Clearly a (necessary, next level) ‘humbling’ effect in VIR after glorious and bombastic LEO.
In the seasons / yearly cycle it’s the time when Summer play time turns into ‘back to school / work’. 
In human development LEO – VIR is the phase from adolescence (show time, party time, be seen, have 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?

 

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

The SPHINX POINT plays an important role this Summer:

Through the triple MERCURY contact, and, even more so:

Through the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE on Aug 21 on the last degree of LEO – the SPHINX POINT – and close to REGULUS, brightest star in the constellation LEO, and astrologically on the SPHINX POINT.
The Eclipse path goes over the U.S. (South-East to North-West), and it will be on Trump’s AC / MARS (both at the very end of LEO).
U.S. and Trump – the Sphinx Effect?
What is he / are we / is the world doing???

The combo of MERCURY retro and TSE looks like a re-adjustment (M-r) and major re-set (Total Solar Eclipse), through an initiation gate (LEO – VIR).
Of course, I’ll write more about the Eclipse over the next weeks. Stay tuned. 

 

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Hermes / Mercury , with winged helmet, sandals, and Caduceus / serpent staff of the healer (“Like heals Like”)

For the MERCURY journey this Summer, I’d suggest bottom line:
Let’s be self-aware, and see how what we do comes from LOVE, and how we can put our LOVE into service (doesn’t work so well with ego anyway 🙂 )

MERCURY will go into pre-retro ‘storm’ (moving very slowly before the ‘U-turn’) from Aug 3 on, and go retro on Aug 12.
The ‘stormy phase’ – Aug 3 until the first days of retro (about Aug 17) can be a bit turbulent 
since things don’t go according to ‘plan’ – but that makes room for something else to show up.

It can take a bit to get the hang of this different ‘modus operandi’.

Mercury Retro

Mercury doing its retro somersaults again…

So let’s not fret, and be flexible and mer-curious instead, to see what the Universe lines up for us.
How about turning it around and asking when something changes the ‘order’:
How does this help me? What does this help me with? Whom can I help now?

M-r in VIR is excellent for dealing with ‘unfinished business’ (quite literally) from the past. Do it with LOVE is the key.

M-r often relates ‘like a chain’ (yep, there’s a karmic effect / opportunity in it) to the previous M-r’s (April – early May 2017, Dec 2016 – early Jan 2017).
Time to RE-connect in communication with people, or RE-visiting projects dating back to those times.

Last year, MERCURY was also retro in VIR (Sept 1 – 22, 2016, and for a very long time in VIR (all Aug, Sept, until 1st week of Oct 2016).
What re-organized itself there, or how we were initiated and practically trained at that time can become quite useful and significant this year.

Maybe you’re already having a combination of premonitions and deja-vus, a M-r effect. And all of us born under M-r, we’re probably ‘good with it’, and in excited anticipation, having fun in the upcoming magic and synchronicities of it all.

Kin Yellow Crystal Seed YearWe’re now in the Mayan New Year (since July 26) of the Yellow Crystal Seed – an initiation into a different quality of being ‘in Time’.

Here’s a quote from the Foundation of the Law of Time

“Crystal is the tone of cooperation. Cooperation implies communication. Open communication is how we build bridges. Crystal seed is the year of the fulfillment of the Return of the People of OMA from across the bridge of time. We are the bridge. The Time is Now. OMA is the Original Matrix Attained.

The Original matrix is woven on Nature’s intelligence.  Intelligence implies a perception of patterns. The 13 Moon calendar offers a simple daily system to track multiple patterns of time. The effect is the increase of order, awareness and intelligence in your daily life.

Daily use also helps you to enter into a Universal consciousness that transcends dogma, religion, race, economic status and gender.  Synchronicity will become your normal every-day experience.”

This amazing Crop Circle from July 18 that ‘popped up’ in a search for me today is linked to the theme… loving it!

Speaking of synchronicities and surprises:

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Prometheus, the Greek hero associated with the planet URANUS, capturing the fire of spirit and creative inventiveness from the Gods for Humanity.

URANUS, the ‘higher octave’ and ‘transpersonal’ dimension of MERCURY – Freedom from the Mind, Awakening – presently at the very end of ARIES, will also go retro (once a year), on Aug 2, which means: July and August are also very ‘Uranian‘, with URANUS as a stationary focal point and ‘transmitter’:
What an exciting, electric, surprising, paradigm shifting, liberating vibe in the air!
The URANUS effect can shift and uplift us (and catapult us out of an old ‘matrix’), with accelerated force. Which, for the ‘known’ identity can appear like a wild and crazy ride.
Let’s go with it (rather than resisting it and having it come ‘at us’)!

What’s new and exciting for YOU?

 

 

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.
August is Client Appreciation Month in my practice – substantial discounts, esp. if you’ve been my client for years. But even newbies get 10% off!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

AstroLogo

 

ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
In a world of online offers, our small, 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!