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VENUS in VIRGO (Aug 21 – Sept 14) – Self Alignment is Beautiful

19 Aug

Cosmic Greetings, dear Astro~News Reader!


Virgo and Mercury, Painting by Johfra Bosschart


VENUS will cross over the ‘Sphinx Point’ of Self (LEO) Awareness (VIRGO) on AUG 21.
Self Awareness, loving and knowing ourselves, and being in alignment with the Cosmic Self
(as the image above illustrates so beautifully) is the prerequisite of helping others finding their light – true service.

If your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets / Nodes are in VIRGO they’re a magnet under VENUS in VIRGO and can attract more easily than otherwise – incl. attracting service and practice – which VIRGO loves.

Under VENUS in VIRGO, our loving qualities can be well channeled into the work we’re here to do. 
Yet good to remember for self critical VIRGO to not wait until we’re perfect, and not to sabotage the work that’s needed by considering it as ‘not good enough’.
That’s where Self Awareness comes in – Know Thyself and do what’s good for you.
I.o.w., what helps when these conditioned voices come up is to bring ourselves back into alignment, perhaps through a health / wellness / spiritual practice, like meditation, Yoga, Qi Gong, walking in Nature.
Anything that can turn into a healthy routine, bringing us back into ourselves. Self sufficient VIRGO loves that.

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

VENUS and the MOON in VIRGO (aligned on Aug 30) are also associated with Priestess energy.
An initiation into the Sacred Feminine is in the making – via the Super-VIRGO New MOON on AUG 30, with SUN, MOON, MERCURY, VENUS, and MARS!
Loving this Voyager Tarot representation (image to the left).

ENUS in VIRGO can bring out the d.i.y. / self sufficiency side a tad too much, so that we’re not so open to receive – reflected in the qualification of VENUS being ‘in Fall’ in VIRGO (while ‘she’s exalted in PISCES – being in loving flow attracts!).

Good to remember, and to open up and let the Love IN – as NEPTUNE in PI would offer.
VENUS will go into opposition / relationship with LILITH and NEPTUNE retro on Sept 1 – 4 – to make sure the balance of healthy discernment / alignment and openness & easy flow is in place.


Line-up of ‘dates & dances’ for VENUS in VIRGO with other Planets 

In order (yep, gotta be orderly, says VIRGO) of appearance:


AUG 21
Self Alignment is Beautiful.


AUG 24 – 26
VENUS conjunct MARS (in VIRGO since Aug 16) on Aug 24, quincunx CHIRON retro in AR on Aug 25, and trine URANUS retro in TAU on Aug 26.
This beautiful Earth Trine of VENUS / MARS – URANUS  brings stability to what could have shown up before as unsettling, with URANUS in
(VENUS ruled) TAURUS, squared by VENUS (early Aug) & by MARS (early July) while they were both in LEO.
Good to be in loving Self Alignment while setting ourselves free from sticky attachments and ‘ownership’.


AUG 30
The NEW MOON in VIRGO joins VENUS (and MARS too).
Beauty to behold and engage with (yet never own).


SEPT 1 / 2
VENUS in VIR trine SATURN retro in CAP, and opp. LILITH in PISCES (Sept 1), and square JUPITER in SAG (Sept 2).
Good to be in loving Self Alignment and commitment to integrity, while not playing ‘small’ and ‘managerial’ but trusting the abundance of Life and being attuned to our Cosmic ‘wild’ Nature. 


SEPT 4 – 6
VENUS opp. NEPTUNE retro in PI.
Let the Love in!
VENUS trine PLUTO retro in CAP.
Naturally empowered and grounded in the Core of your Being – Love.


SEPT 13 – Day of the PISCES – VIRGO Full MOON / Harvest Moon.
And: Day of the Sacred Feminine – Friday the 13th!
MERCURY in VIRGO meets VENUS, the day before both enter LIBRA – ruled by VENUS.
Speaking from Love, clearly and in integrity – beauty shines through this.


VENUS goes into LIBRA (until Oct 8)
VENUS being presently the ‘Evening Star’ and also in LIBRA is very peace & harmony, beauty & aesthetics oriented.
It also shows us about our relational ‘bias’ (comparing ourselves / designing ourselves for others / making our life and our choices overly about others).
What does true Balance say?


VENUS in VIRGO attracts and helps us in relation to Self Awareness, Alignment, and being of Service.

Which we can access most easily via the area of life related to VIRGO in our chart:


1st House:
Showing up aware (don’t be too self-critical!) and self contained attracts.

2nd House:
What you have and value –
Your health and self sufficiency are attractive gifts!

3rd House:
Your environment with its mentality –
Grounding you, and showing you where you can help.

4th House:
Your home & origin –
A workshop / working people?

5th House:
Your creativity, children, and lovers –
Be discerning, use your skills, and do what’s healthy.

6th House:
Your work, health, and lifestyle –
Being in good shape is a good health insurance, and good for your business too.

7th House:
Your significant others –
Doing their thing… Check out what types of people you attract, and discern what kind of relationship is healthy, and in alignment for you.

8th House:
Your deep involvement and transformations –
Which practice helps you, them, and you together?

9th House:
Your travels and worldviews –
Travel on a budget, for work, and to help ‘the world’.

10th House:
Your calling and purpose –
To be in alignment and of service.

11th House:
Your community –
Aware & healthy – wellness practitioners welcome.

12th House:
Your oneness with ALL –
Wholeness as Self-in-All.


Blessings for the (precisely) 3 weeks & 4 days of VENUS in VIRGO!
Wishing you a consciously de-light-full time!


Check out these Astro Experiences & Creations during VENUS in VIRGO – helping you with Alignment & cosmic-human Wellness: 


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JUPITER Stationary in SCO – Going Retro on March 8 (until July 10): Inner Empowering Change

1 Mar

Astrological Synchronicities never seize to amaze me!

This week, our Astro 404 (Transits) group reached JUPITER.
Our journey together expands, since the group prefers going deeper, and focusing in each meeting only on ONE Planet and its transits – which itself is already very much apropos JUPITER in SCO this year!
JUPITER ‘happened’ to be on, just one week before it goes retro on March 8 – and as it is a strong focus for 2 – 3 weeks around that date. A perfect timing arranged itself!
So in the group we had the chance to dig for Scorpionic gifts that reveal themselves this year, through awareness of what’s going on under the surface, and had been hidden or covered for various reasons…
What happens when you give it space?


Jupiter and Earth – a matter of Perspective. Photo: Hubble Space Telescope picture (NASA)

These are the themes for JUPITER in SCO, now doing the ‘U-turn’ to go retro (inward-backward) for (yearly) 4 months, from March 8 to July 10, 2018 (close to the SOLAR Eclipse NM on July 12).

JUPITER in SCO (since Oct 10, 2017) has brought awareness to ‘scary things’ that really need to change. 
Just to clarify:
It isn’t always ‘good’ with JUPITER (an ‘Astro myth’, based on simplification, and black-white notion for prediction, and control). 

YES, JUPITER is the largest Planet of the Solar System, and its archetypal principle is expansion – more and bigger. This year, SCORPIO is BIG.
And yes, SCO can be big-time scary, esp. when we feel out of control, facing the changes happening.
“We live in a climate of change”, is what my Yoga teacher said in opening words of wisdom before class this week.
YES, a climate of change on all levels, climate change included.
JUPITER’s gift is to see the bigger picture – in this case of what’s UP for change, i.o.w., it gets bigger so that change for the better can happen.


Dr. Jeckyll / Mr. Hyde

JUPITER’s deep dive through SCO last October started simultaneously with the Me Too Movement that has brought viral awareness’ to the magnitude of sexual assault and harassment:
“The phrase “Me too” was tweeted by Alyssa Milano around noon on October 15, 2017 and had been used more than 200,000 times by the end of the day!”

Clearly, a painfully obvious and potent example of awareness of what’s going on ‘under the radar’ yet in plain sight, leading to much needed change of what was condoned by cultural and societal norms.

Abuse of power (combination of JUPITER in SCO and its ruler PLUTO in CAP) in societal, political context has been blatantly, painfully obvious too over the Fall and Winter…

Similarly, with JUPITER in SCO and PLUTO in CAP more public awareness comes to the mountains of (esp. plastic) garbage that humanity produces. I saw a video recently showing the worldwide plastic dumped would cover 10 inch high the whole country of Argentina! SO not sustainable, and suicidal for humanity.
Mountains of Waste (on many levels) is really the issue here.
The awareness that REALLY brings change (sometimes with SCO it needs to get painful to get our attention…) needs to be broader, and perhaps reach us on deeper transformational levels.

Now, under JUPITER in SCO it’s time to re-address what’s still unprocessed, and to reach empowering change from within.

What’s bubbling up? Photo by Melanie

Maybe some of the ‘external’ events have evoked and provoked (SCO) of memories of what’s stuck in old, hidden dark inner corners of the psyche.

JUPITER is a socio-cultural Archetype, showing (in direct motion) what society and culture sanctions – or gets away with.

When in retro we need to find our own moral-ethical compass – and our inner happiness – through empowering change, in SCORPIO.


Let’s also tune into the dance with other Planetary Archetypes that JUPITER will do while still in SCO this year (8 more months, until Nov 8):

JUPITER in SCO was recently in Square with the Nodal Axis in AQ – LEO end of Dec 2017 / early Jan 2018:
LEO says: Show yourself with all your sides, don’t hide. And don’t just witness and watch others / their show / get sucked into the internet world (low AQ vibes) – express yourself, be creative, play.
Love yourself, and allow yourself to be seen and loved – so transformational.

JUPITER in SCO was and will again be in Water Trine with NEPTUNE in PI, Dec 2018, and from May to Aug (exact May 25 and Aug 19):
Allowing things to be washed away and dissolved. Can be also a ‘big flood’.

JUPITER in SCO is this year in Sextile with PLUTO (Ruler of SCO): Jan (exact Jan 15), Apr (exact Apr 14), and Sept (exact Sept 12):
Abuse of power and waste of time and energy is SO up for change.

JUPITER in SCO will go into Water Trine with CHIRON in PI in Oct / Nov (exact Nov 1) – already a wide / almost Trine now in March as JUPITER goes retro:
Deep connection is healing and transforming.


© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger




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