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

28 Sep

Dear Astro~News Friends,

Firstly, a reason to celebrate the 5th ASTRO~NEWS Anniversary – my very first post was for the Fall Equinox LIBRA New Moon on Sept 24, 2014 – with the theme Balance Your Life, and Live in Balance
A good motto also for the Astro~News…

This is the 470th post – yay!

 

As I’m writing to you the dark-to-NEW MOON is already in LIBRA – uniting with the LIBRA SUN at 11:26 am PDT.
So you’ll read this post after the New Moon Initiation which I trust will nature-ally occur in you. 


Lots / most of people associate a New Moon with ‘setting a new intention’ but that’s giving half of the story all the weight – not very balanced in a LIBRA sense. Intention setting is very yang-masculine. 
The other, receptive yin-feminine side is openness and conception.

So how about, in combination: Aligning with the New Moon by Planting new Seeds – trusting them to sprout, and watching them growing. The Full Moon represents the time of Fruition – with the Harvest Moon – which was the last Full Moon on Sept 13 – the most obvious example.

And as it happens, even when we haven’t set a conscious personal intention, Seeds are being planted by the Universe / God / the Higher Self when the Soul is ready.

Speaking of Soul Seeds – that’s also very apropos PLUTO’s Turnaround on Oct 3 – catalyzed by today’s New Moon.
So let’s trust Soul Seeds are being planted with this and other New Moons!

Seed Germination – Pixabay Graphic by M. Machova

 

Today’s New Moon in LIBRA is the last in a series of 3 SuperMoons – in her orbit very close to Earth.
The closest, ‘most’ SuperMoon was the central one in VIRGO on Aug 30.
The emotional tide is high under the SuperMoon – let’s be gentle with ourselves and others.


We’re closing the VIRGO SuperMoon cycle now as I’m writing.
And what a cycle it’s been – SOOO much VIRGO energy transmitted, via SUN, MOON, MERCURY, VENUS, and MARS (still in VIRGO until Oct 3).

So, well worth reviewing, integrating, and ‘digesting’ that phase. In support, you might want to check the useful table in the Astro~News VIRGO Super New Moon article re:

Lower Vibration of VIRGO – to RE-lease Higher Vibration of VIRGO – to RE-set and Embrace

Yes – with MARS still in VIRGO – for 6 weeks now, since Aug 17 there’ve been soo many issues and problems since then, so much to do, to fix and get in order…
MARS crosses over the Equinox Point into LIBRA on Oct 3 to activate and stir up the sign of Balance, Fairness, and Harmony, until Nov 18.
You can find more about the Martian move in the blog article MARS in LIBRA (Oct 3 – Nov 18): Passion for Peace, Balance, Fairness, Justice, and Synergistic Partnerships.

What a day! Oct 3 is also when PLUTO – ‘higher octave’ / transpersonal dimension of MARS – as in: Higher / Deeper / Inner Power – goes from retro to direct, and when MERCURY goes into PLUTO ruled SCORPIO for a looong time!

 

What kinds of Soul Seeds may be planted?


The Cosmic Map shows us what’s being activated.

The exact New MOON – first one in Fall 2019 – was today Sat SEPT 27 at 11:26 am PDT.

 

As you can see the SuperVIRGO energy of the last month has shifted into SuperLIBRA – and will even more so when MARS joins next week.
All about Balance, Harmony, Fairness, Justice, and Right Relationship. 


A good occasion to debunk another Astro myth which I come across so often:
That doesn’t mean it’s all fine and dandy in the LIBRA zone, with so much LIBRA.
Rather: LIBRAn affairs are a theme, a big part of the story, and likely that’s where the issues are that are brought to light and conscious awareness, via the SUN, we feel them via the MOON, we learn, talk, and understand about them via MERCURY, we’re attracted to them via VENUS, and we’re called to take action, via MARS.

Just look at what’s going on these days with Climate Action – pointing to VIRGO problems of misalignment and unawareness, and to LIBRAn lack of balance, fairness, and social justice.

If you have a concentration of heavenly bodies in a certain Zodiac field the same goes for your world – those themes are important for you, and you process them in your life.
Would you agree?

Ha – and just to make a point – have you noticed that the LIBRA New Moon chart shows up a bit tilted and out of Balance above?

 

The early LIBRA New Moon is almost exactly opposite (less than 2° off) CHIRON (presently retro) in early ARIES!
Goes to show – the new Seeds of Peace & Balance are sown by the young and brave (in Age and at Heart) Warriors showing up now authentically for their right (LIBRA) to survive (ARIES) and for the survival of other species on Planet Earth.

CHIRON now in ARIES is about the Medicine of Showing up, Starting New, and being Authentic.

On a personal level, you probably also feel a lot is at stake now that needs to come back into Balance. Choices need to be made, Harmony and Right Relationship needs to be restored.

After all – as LILITH / NEPTUNE – united in PISCES on Oct 1 (every 9 years only, with this being their only PISCES union) – show us now everywhere: All is Related, Interwoven, and ONE, in the Web of Life.
With their square to JUPITER in SAG – Heart Connection & Intention are the Keys to ‘resolve the mess’ and allow for Release and Reunion, in the Waves of Life.

 

The NEW MOON in LIBRA also goes into T-square with SATURN and the Nodal Axis. I.o.w., the MOON will T-square SATURN & the South Node in (Saturn Ruled) CAP and the North Node in (Moon Ruled) CANCER tomorrow Sept 29!
The 29th is also a SATURN / MOON Day – since 29 is the SATURN # with its 29-year cycle and from New Moon to New Moon it takes 29 days – wow, so much LIBRAN Symmetry!

What’s a New Choice that brings balance, perhaps new relatedness, and is just the right thing to do, while being gentle and compassionate?

The SUN will T-square SATURN and the Nodal Axis a week later, on Oct 7.
Conscious Harmony restored…

 

Time to gain Perspective (yeah, one of my key words this year, and JUPITER in SAG loves it), via the

SABIAN SYMBOLS for the New MOON

Since the New Moon is at 5°19 LIBRA – closer to 5° but moving towards 6° and the tradition is to go to the subsequent symbol – let’s look at both (very LIBRAn also…). 
I also gender neutralized the original gender biased language.

Amma, the ‘Hugging Saint’ and Spiritual Teacher to millions, embracing and healing as she embodies the Divine Mother energy.

LIBRA 5°

“A WO/MAN REVEALING TO HIS / HER STUDENTS THE FOUNDATION OF AN INNER KNOWLEDGE UPON WHICH A “NEW WORLD” COULD BE BUILT.

KEYNOTE: The necessity for the youthful spirits to learn from a Teacher who through his / her long experience has been able to reach solid and illuminating truths, i.e. “Seed Ideas.”

An old saying is just as valid today as ever: When the Student is ready, the Master appears.
But s/he may appear in many disguises. What matters is not the Master, but the Mastery s/he re-veals. It is veiled in his / her person. It has to be contacted through his person, rather than in his person.
Devotion to a guru may be the way, but sooner or later it should be transmuted into reverence: The truth within the disciple saluting in true humility the truth in the Teacher.

This is the last stage of the thirty-seventh five-fold sequence and it marks the culmination of the four preceding stages. What is evoked by the symbol is the essential, withal rather mysterious, process of TRANSMISSION. What is transmitted, if the situation is really adequate and understood (at least tentatively) by all participants, is not merely knowledge. It is actually Being-ness.”

 

Wow! This one is so powerful and clear!

I added a picture of Truth Shower Amma whose birthday was yesterday, who embodies Motherly Love & Compassion in Action and is loved and revered by millions, revered as a Guru but despite being put on a pedestal (literally) always humbly points to the Truth of Being.


Truth Teachers & Truth Transmitters come in so many guides.
Old / mature and very young yet wise souls who show up so much now.

Of course also as Wounded Healers a la CHIRON, not necessarily as the ‘Perfect Ones’.
The LIBRAn Art is to recognize the Truth Partner.
And SCORPIO where MERCURY (on Oct 3) and VENUS (on Oct 8) go into helps to find them behind / underneath the guise….

The Truth Teacher & Transmitter walks their Talk and shows what can be built together (very SATURN / PLUTO in CAP).

 

More gender neutralization of the original gender biased language in this one:

Vision – Pixabay Photo by Pete Linforth

LIBRA 6°

“A WO/MAN WATCHES HIS / HER IDEALS TAKING A CONCRETE FORM BEFORE HIS / HER INNER VISION.

KEYNOTE: The need to visualize clearly one’s dreams or ideals in order to make them truly effectual.

According to a French proverb, “What is well conceived can easily be formulated.”
The process of interior visualization can be quite essential, except in the case of a creative individual who has become a totally pure channel for the descent of spiritual Power, and a clear lens through which the Archetype in the Divine Mind can be projected without distortion wherever needed. In other cases the creative act is less direct: a wo/man projects into the world what s/he has “seen” reflected on the screen of his/ her individualized consciousness.

This is the first stage of the thirty-eighth five-fold sequence of symbolized phases in the process of individualized existence. It is a phase of INTERIOR FORMULATION in preparation for a creative projection of one’s ideals or concepts.”

 

Loving the wisdom in this one too. 
Also related to and clarifying the process of the New Moon element of ‘intention setting’ – and in the context of LIBRA the Artist the formulation of a vision so that it can take creative form.
Life is Art, says LIBRA. 
Which brings AIRY levity to sometimes (actually a lot these days of the SATURN Turnaround month of Sept) heavy hard-to-move CAP energy. A welcome contrast – also a good expression of the LIBRA T-Square.
And JUPITER in SAG this year, and presently in dynamic square with NEPTUNE loves Vision!

 

Wishing you an inspired and en-lightened LIBRA Super New MOON and new phase!

Where early LIBRA is in your chart via Planets or House (maybe your MOON is even in LIBRA – had a few new LIBRA MOON clients lately who weren’t aware of it yet! Even more magical!) that’s where the Seeds of Peace, Balance, and Healing are being planted!
May they sprout and grow happily!

Keep watering them with the Cancerian Care! ❤ 

 

 

© 2019 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.

 

Special offer & focus this month (until OCT 3):

Your Archetypes – Your Partners :: LIBRAn Astro Sessions

The SUN, MERCURY & VENUS are still in LIBRA and MARS follows, on OCT 3.
A big emphasis on Peace, Balance, Harmony, Art, Culture, and: Relatedness / Relationship.

If you have any ‘cosmic placements’ (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets) in LIBRA… the themes of those Archetypes / Inner ‘Players’ will more likely be on your mind, with MERCURY in LIBRA.
Engaging with what these Archetypes and sides in you stand for will bring you Balance.
Be Partners with them!
Otherwise, what often happens: We attract human partners who embody those Archetypes to help us integrate the themes. A bit of a ‘detour’.

Read on, and find the whole gist of the offer at my FB Page at the Event description.

 

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
…via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:
Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 16 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.

Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

 

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MARS in LIBRA (Oct 3 – Nov 18): Passion for Peace, Balance, Fairness, Justice, and Synergistic Partnerships

28 Sep

What’s UP, Astro Friends?

After 6 1/2 weeks in VIRGO since Aug 17 (phew, soo many issues and problems since then, so much to do, to fix and get in order!!!), MARS crosses over the Equinox Point into LIBRA on OCT 3 to activate and stir up the sign of Balance, Fairness, Harmony, and wise Choices, until Nov 18.

What a day!
Oct 3 is also when PLUTO – ‘higher octave’ / transpersonal dimension of MARS – as in: Higher / Deeper / Inner Power – goes from retro to direct, and when MERCURY goes into PLUTO ruled SCORPIO for a looong time!

What has become imbalanced for you? 
MARS can motivate you to pursue activities that bring more Balance, Harmony, Relatedness, Art and Culture into your Life.

About time!
MARS was the last time in LIBRA 2 years ago (Oct 22 – Dec 9, 2017) – in its 2-year cycle through the Zodiac.

Perhaps your life is too stagnant, boring, and indecisive?
Then MARS’s job would be to get you off the fence to make a brave decision.

Or to pro-actively approach others with whom there could be a good synergistic partnership – in which both of you can be authentic.

Of course, MARS in LIBRA is also about action & activism for Justice, Fairness, and Balance – as we see in the current full-on Climate Action Movement’s events.
Interesting & very timely, how MARS in LIBRA also funnels into the Canadian Fed. Elections on Oct 21, calling us to make a bold choice.

 

If you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in LIBRA, these inner Archetypes get an energy boost in the coming weeks, yet you might also want to watch not to get too ego driven in their expression. Channel the energy into active, physical outlets which a la LIBRA would be dance and pursuit of art and culture.

 

Even if you don’t have ‘Inner LIBRAN ‘Players’ there’s a House or two where LIBRA is in your chart. And that gets now activated through MARS.
Do you want to take initiative with people related to that house?
Examples:

3rd House: People in your environment, and your extended family.
5th House: Children and creative partners, incl. lovers.
9th House: People from abroad, and people with whom you study together…
More about MARS in your LIBRA House/s below.

 

In its journey through LIBRA, MARS will go 

  • on Oct 8 into opposition with CHIRON retro now in (MARS ruled) ARIES – what does a well-weighed yet bold choice look like that honours authenticity as the Medicine? 
  • on Oct 27 into square with the South Node & SATURN – close to the Canadian Fed. Elections – calling for bold choices to assert integrity in leadership and being done with top-down old school authority. 
  • and on Nov 5 into square with PLUTO in CAP which can be a time of conflict between personal assertion of ego forces and Higher Power that follows Natural Laws, esp. when it comes to decision making, and in relationships. 

 

Let’s check out all the 

Cosmic Contacts of MARS in LIBRA (Oct 3 – Nov 18) with other Planets

…to make sure their Relationships are well balanced.
Highlight times are Oct 8 – 12, Oct 27/28, Nov 5 and 12.

OCT 3
MARS goes into LIBRA (until Nov 18).
Make sure you take care of your own inner balance first before negotiating / asserting fairness and balance with others and in the world.

OCT 8
MARS freshly in LIBRA opposes CHIRON retro in (MARS Ruled) ARIES.
What does a well-weighed bold choice look like that honours authenticity as the Medicine?
Choices might present themselves as urgent but there’s also time to weigh.

OCT 12
MARS in LIBRA in quincunx with URANUS retro in TAURUS.
While being passionate and pro-active about Balance, Peace, and right Relationships integrate liberation from attachment, and find unconditional Freedom within.

OCT 27
MARS in LIBRA forms a T-square with the South Node & SATURN in CAP and the North Node in CAN.
Taking a stand for fairness, equality, justice, and overall balance calls for bold choices. Asserting integrity in leadership means being done with top-down old school authority while showing up as our best Self and with compassion & care. 

OCT 28
MARS in LIBRA in quincunx with LILITH & NEPTUNE retro in PISCES.
All is ONE, in this wild & connected world.
How does this influence your choices and your relatedness?

NOV 5
MARS in LIBRA in square with PLUTO in CAP.
Showing up for balance and right relationship to restore natural laws and regenerate natural power.

NOV 12
MARS end of LIBRA in sextile with JUPITER end of SAG. One day after the ‘New Mercury’ / half-way point in the M-r Journey in SCO.
YES! to a balanced and trusting direction forward, now as a lot of old sabotaging messages have been processed. A ‘happy end’ for MARS in LIBRA and for JUPITER in SAG (until Dec 2).

NOV 18
MARS goes over the ‘Tipping Point’ from LIBRA to SCORPIO (until Jan 3).
Intense Stirring, Clearing, and Spiritual Mobilization.

 

 

Beautifully Tiled Staircase in San Francisco – Model for MARS in LIBRA in combo with SATURN & PLUTO in CAP – walking UP in Harmony.

 

How does MARS in LIBRA affect you, and how can you show up best in dynamic partnership with this energy?

Your SUN, MOON or Planets in LIBRA get a boost of energy – to stand up and show up for harmony, peace, balance, and right relationship!

 

And for all of us, whichever House/s LIBRA inhabits in our birth chart this is the area of Life to make a choice and partner up with:

1st House
How you show up –
Choose YOU, and be in good relationship with yourself. What action is calling?

2nd House
What you have and value –
A sense of balance, the fine art of relatedness and synergistic negotiation – ready to be stimulated (or provoked so that you can assert what’s important to you).

3rd House
Your Environment –
Art & Culture in the City – nice time of year to show up in it.

4th House
Your Home –
A cultured haven of Peace & Harmony. Maybe time for Feng Shui projects? And to be social and invite friends or bring a partner into your private life.

5th House
Your Creativity –
Get going with new artistic projects.

6th House
Your Work, Health, and Lifestyle –
A good time to bring balance (back?) into your World. If you don’t do it who will?

7th House
Your significant Others –
Are your relationships with important people in your life in synergy, reciprocity and balance?
If not you gotta assert it.

8th House
Your deep Involvement and Transformations –
Parting in peace and being civilized is your thing – maybe it’s time to be pro-active esp. when things have gotten wayyy imbalanced and you’ve addressed that a few times…

9th House
Your Travels and Worldviews –
Traveling shows you how in other cultures people relate and what they create together.
Time for an (even short-term) inspiration & freedom trip?

10th House
Your Calling and Purpose –
To show the World what it’s like to be in Harmony, Balance, and Right Relationship.

11th House
Your Community & Friends –
Art & Culture are keys. Time to take initiative and action to actually see them, and to assert Balance with them as needed.

12th House
Your Oneness with ALL –
There’s no Comparison – by Nature.
Hidden ‘Conflict’ just shows something’s stirring to be born soon.

 

Blessings for a balanced & balancing phase of MARS in LIBRA!
Melanie

 

© 2019 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.

Special offer & focus this month (until OCT 3):

Your Archetypes – Your Partners :: LIBRAn Astro Sessions

The SUN, MERCURY & VENUS are still in LIBRA and MARS follows, on OCT 3.
A big emphasis on Peace, Balance, Harmony, Art, Culture, and: Relatedness / Relationship.

If you have any ‘cosmic placements’ (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets) in LIBRA… the themes of those Archetypes / Inner ‘Players’ will more likely be on your mind, with MERCURY in LIBRA.
Engaging with what these Archetypes and sides in you stand for will bring you Balance.
Be Partners with them!
Otherwise, what often happens: We attract human partners who embody those Archetypes to help us integrate the themes. A bit of a ‘detour’.

Read on, and find the whole gist of the offer at my FB Page at the Event description.

 

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
…via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:
Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 16 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

Coming up:

EmBody Astrology on Sept 29

Here’s a link to its FB page.

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

 

 

Sept 23: Fall Equinox / Mabon – Perfect Balance?

20 Sep

Amazing Sand Art by Jim Denevan, in Sydney AUS

 

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Reader,

On Sept 23, the SUN will enter LIBRA – the Beginning of Fall 2019!

The seasonal & timely prime theme is Balance – Balance – Balance…

Let’s hold space, and find inner Balance, these times when it’s more than ever required. Wise choices result.

 

This year on Monday Sept 23 at 12:51 am PDT, the SUN crosses from VIRGO to LIBRA, the cosmic point of ‘Perfect Balance’.

On Sept 22 and 23, the days and nights are exactly equally long in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, as the SUN is exactly above the Equator!
Equi-nox literally means in Latin: Equal night.

Here’s a nice simple and clear astronomical Equinox illustration

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha,, Lughnassadh / Lammas, Mabon / FALL EQUINOX, Samhain, and Yule.

On this sacred Balance Point, we’re celebrating one of the 4 Solar Turning Points of the Year:
Autumnal Equinox, a.k.a. Mabon.

In the Medicine Wheel it’s related to the West, the place of the Setting Sun.

Which corresponds with LIBRA in the Zodiac, the energy we’re moving into now with the Fall Equinox: 
LIBRA rules in the horoscope the 7th H3rouse above the Western horizon – the astrological field related to one-on-one relationships with significant others in our lives.

With the FALL EQUINOX, we’re also moving from the ‘Realm of the Sun’ – Spring and Summer in the Northern hemisphere when day light is longer than the night time – , to the ‘Realm of the Moon’ – Fall and Winter, when night hours are longer than day light.

In the Southern Hemisphere, SPRING returns.
Happy Spring Equinox, dear friends in the Southern Lands of Planet Earth!

 

Here’s the cosmic map of the FALL EQUINOX, as seen from Victoria BC:

This time generated with astro.com since I’m en route in Vancouver.

 

As you can see, it’s an almost exact midnight chart as 12:51 am PDT corresponds with 11:51 pm PDT (on Sept 22).
MARS in VIRGO, the SUN freshly in LIBRA, plus VENUS & MERCURY ahead of it, all on the bottom of the chart / mostly 4th House, ruled by CANCER which is also rising, together with the MOON.
Very lunar indeed, heralding the two darker seasons of the MOON when we retreat into the private sphere more, seek a cozy shelter, and host friends and family.

Nurturing, gentle, compassionate, ‘mothering’ and caring qualities of CANCER are also very supported this year, with the Lunar North Node in CANCER (until June 2020).

 

What’s coming up in the Astro~Weather this Fall?

A few Highlights:

 

* Coach / Teacher SATURN went (Sept 18) and Powerhouse PLUTO goes (from Oct 2 on) out of retro & direct again – both in CAPRICORN, and gearing up for their epochal (well, every 38 years but this one will be very potent) union on Jan 12, 2020.
Lots of concrete evidence (SATURN) showing how old power based systems don’t work anymore (did they ever?), and are in dire need for transformation from within.
No more soul selling to the machines, to the effect of loosing family values and coherence, and of direct contact with other human beings. Saturnian walking away from what’s harmful, and maturity / discipline / consistency to stick with it ain’t easy in this F.O.M.O. (fear of missing out) / ADD world, yet that’s where it’s at.

 

* ‘Wild’ LILITH (since May and until end of Jan 2020 in PISCES) will meet the Unifier NEPTUNE, exact on Oct 1 (every 9 years only).
LILITH doesn’t show up in this chart by astro.com but trust me – she’s there!
What kind of union is this?
One that brings us back to Oneness – our True ‘Wild Nature’.

 

* MARS the Warrior will be this Fall in LIBRA (Oct 3 – Nov 18) & early SCORPIO (Nov 18 – Jan 3).
In LIBRA, MARS shows up as the Warrior for Peace, Justice, Fairness, and Balance in so many ways. 
In SCORPIO, MARS energy penetrates to what’s under the surface, and acts as a change agent.

 

* MERCURY will be for a long time in SCORPIO this year (Oct 3 – Dec 9), since that’s where the swift Messenger Archetype will go retro, Oct 31 (YES!) – Nov 20.
A seasonal and prob. again much needed adjustment from Mind / Head to Spirit & Consciousness.

 

* JUPITER continues & completes its Journey in its very darling sign SAG by Dec 3.
Sooo, which Journey is JUPITER taking you on???
So much new and bigger perspective this year, hey?!

The Truth shall set you FREE!
Where do you feel so much genuine gratitude, and how does your generosity express freely?
Do you trust the process? Do you trust yourself, others, and the Universe?

 

Would you like to explore the FALL 2019 Astro Weather in a circle, and as it shows up in YOUR life? 
Come join us in the Fall 2019 Astro Parlour, on Mon SEPT 23!
Here is the FB Event. 
In person / online participation possible.

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

Blessings for the Fall Equinox!
May the Harvest of your Summer Season be abundant!

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 16 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!
Coming up – just in time with the Fall Equinox – here’s a link to its FB page.

 

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

 

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

11 Sep

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

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


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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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MERCURY Rules VIRGO, by Johfra Bosschart

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

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


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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

 

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

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

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

So that’s the case for VENUS and Friday.

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

SUNday

MOONday

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

MERCURYday (Mercredi, Miercoles)

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

VENUSday (Vendredi, Viernes) – Fridey relates to Freya

SATURNday

 

And now, what’s with the 13?

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

Moon Goddess

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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


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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

All orga-nice-d?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Ready for MERCURY in LIBRA?

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

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

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

 

Image:
Balancing Polarities
Artist/s unknown

 

If you have any ‘cosmic placements’ (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets) in LIBRA…

…the themes of those Archetypes / Inner ‘Players’ will more likely be on your mind, with MERCURY in LIBRA.

Engaging with what these Archetypes and sides in you stand for will bring you Balance. 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

SEPT 23
FALL EQUINOX

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Contacts between MERCURY in LIBRA and other Planets:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

12th House
Your Oneness with ALL –
Peace IS.

 

 

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

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.

 

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

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

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

Coming up:
Special LIBRA Sessions 

SEPT 14 – OCT 3

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

 

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!


Would you like to explore the FALL 2019 Astro Weather, in a circle, and as it shows up in YOUR life?

Come join us in the Fall 2019 Astro Parlour, on Mon SEPT 23 – day of the Fall Equinox!
Here is the FB Event.
In person / online participation possible.

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

 

 

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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LIBRA New Moon (Oct 8, 2018) square PLUTO – Restructuring Right Relationships

7 Oct

Thanksgiving & ThanksLiving Blessings,
dear Astro~News Reader!

Here in Canada, it’s Thanksgiving weekend.
Yesterday, I joined together with a friend a ThanksLiving dinner (close to 300 people attended!) that the Vancouver Island Vegan Assoc. had organized. An all plant based potluck feast with a plethora of vegan contributions honouring right relationship with animals.
A First Nations Matriarch Elder spoke about gratitude for what Nature provides, for what we have, and about the  importance of sharing our gifts.
All very abundant and inspiring. Food for body & soul.

At this Harvest Season and perhaps Harvest Time of a larger cycle (considering SATURN presently in CAP), cultivating genuine gratitude for what is given, and for the results of / feedback for what we’ve put in ‘over the Spring and Summer’ is a good practice to generate contentment and inner harmony, or contemplation and awareness for how to correct our course.

In the U.S. it’s (for how much longer?) Columbus Day tomorrow Oct 8, and simultaneously since the early 1990’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day is being honoured as a counter-holiday.

 

Right Relationship?!


We’re in LIBRA season (since Sept 22 – Fall Equinox)!

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LIBRA by Johfra Bosschart – with symbolism from various esoteric traditions

The LIBRA painting by Johfra Bosschart to the left symmetrically features SUN & MOON in the Infinity symbol (a # 8 on its side – the NM is on Oct 8).
Below them a scene from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, with deities Hathor and Thoth weighing the Heart of the deceased against the feather of Maat – ‘judgment’ of souls with mutually complementary wisdom / intellect / reason, and love / compassion.
Only if the Heart is as light as the feather may s/he move into the otherworld.
Both figures float in a cloud opening ‘generated’ by a yin-yang symbol, and below it two Assyrian sphinxes, male and female on masonic tiled floor with their right paws on a glass cube altar with LIBRA symbol out of which a Rose springs. Rosicrucian symbolism in the image….

 

Being in Right Relationship, starting with the Inner and Outer Feminine and Masculine, as well as Balance and Fairness are big issues for LIBRA.
LIBRA rules courtship and courts…

 

Have we ever seen a Hurricane effect around all this lately!

In the thriller around the Senators’ approval of a the new U.S. Supreme Court Justice(!) candidate B. K. – who faced allegations of sexual assaults under excessive alcohol influence in his university years, and in the face of his response / demeanor at the Senate hearings.
Whether he’d be qualified for this position, given how he showed up, and whether the 1-week speedy FBI investigation (that did not hear dozens of important witnesses who were presented, nor even the victim and accused perpetrator!) was manipulated – all this evoked a storm in the U.S. / North American if not world wide consciousness as well as in our personal and collective subconscious.
Many people who had been sexually abused – perhaps also decades ago – came forward saying how painfully it all triggered their ghosts of the past which are again up for processing.

The brave victim / witness Dr. C. B.-F. also embodied astrologically VENUS retro in SCORPIO – facing old / still processing painful experiences as a woman that many resonate with – and the CHIRON Archetype which has been just recently (since Sept 25) gone over the ‘Emergence / Emergency Point’, to re-enter PISCES (yes, we need to dive into the collective consciousness to heal what’s pervasive!).
As a psychologist, the theme of the Wounded Healer seems evident in her chosen career.

Actually, both Dr. C. B.-F. (born 1966, birth date / chart unknown) and B. K. (born Feb 12, 1965) were born with CHIRON in PISCES!
Dr. C. B.-F. would have just had her CHIRON Return (round age 50) 1 – 2 years ago.
For B. K. his CHIRON is in 2017 / 18 transited by NEPTUNE (presently retro – how apt!)… the issue is spilling over, and / or being diluted… hmmmm, and excessive alcohol plays an important role.

Wouldn’t that be great (in an ideal world) if freshly sworn in ‘Wounded Healer’ Justice B. K. used his influence to balance legal reasoning with compassion?!
For the time being, my hunch is his AQ LILITH, MERCURY, VENUS, and SUN (now triggered by MARS / LILITH) present rather a detached air, his MARS in late VIR (close to URANUS / PLUTO) now widely opposed by CHIRON has shown up rather in a defensive rationalizing way of (barely) controlling explosive anger where openness and connection would be called for, and his MOON in early CAN  (about to be opposed by SATURN in Dec) has also been rather expressed in personal sensitivity around being hit by karma and the challenge to be in integrity.

In the PISCES AGE paradigm that we’re evolving out of CHIRON has to do with the Victim – Perpetrator – Martyr / Saviour Triad.
All three co- / interdependent with one another, often blending / bleeding into one another (you can be simultaneously Victim and Martyr / Saviour, or even Perpetrator and Victim) and a collective ‘boundless’ toxic suffering and blame game pool. How to get out of this ‘relationship’ entanglement???

The solution doesn’t come via resisting and repressing….

This Fall / Winter season (Sept 25 – Feb 18) is the last phase of CHIRON in PI for the next 50 years(!).

  • How DOES Like Heal Like?
  • Can the overwhelm turn into a wave of love?
  • How can the exposure of a story like this (and a domino effect of similar ones) touch and move us in a way where we really compassionately feel what ‘the other’ might feel in such situations, and let go of temptations to do harm?
  • How can we let go of being intoxicated (by substances – and by media) and made unconscious and unaware?
  • How does the forgiveness practice of Ho’Oponopono apply?
    “I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.”

May this public ‘episode’ create a tidal wave of change!

 

Unsurprisingly, the call “Time’s UP” came out of the Me Too Movement which has over the last year revealed systemic sexual assault and harassment (not just) in the entertainment industry.
It started simultaneously with JUPITER entering SCO almost exactly a year ago, on 10/10/2017 – an expanding and intensifying deep transformational alchemical process where intense, extreme, painful, buried stories and feelings have come up from the ‘underground’ (SCO) to be understood, and outgrown (JUPITER), so that change for the better can happen.

JUPITER will go over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO to SAG on Nov 8, 2018:
The Truth sets us FREE!

 

In the meantime, VENUS (the ruling Planet of LIBRA where the New Moon will be) presently in SCO (since the last New Moon in VIR on 09/09) just went into the retro ‘Underworld’ on Fri Oct 5 when the U.S. thrill culminated.
With VENUS retro (until Nov 16), a transformation of the Inner Feminine occurs as we’re facing old painful / uncomfortable / repressed / in-the-closet / shamed / sexually oriented themes around attractions that need to be processed. So that we come to a new place of natural empowerment – from which we naturally engage in and cultivate right relationship.

A ‘New VENUS’ is about to be seeded in consciousness round Oct 26 (every 1 1/2 years) when VENUS and the SUN unite.
VENUS then re-enters her domain of LIBRA on Oct 31 – supporting new self love, self value, and conscious choices that are a ‘better match’, more balanced, fair, and harmonious.

Here’s the VENUS Retro blog post for an in-depth read.

 

The LIBRA New Moon on Oct 8

After exposing interconnected present Astro Weather and how it shows up in current societal events let’s see what the LIBRA New Moon on Oct 8 brings:

Mid-LIBRA has an AQ undertone – meaning:
Themes of balance, right relationship, fairness, and justice take on a societal dimension.
…as we have seen in a massive way in the agonizing scandal round the U.S. Supreme Court nomination over the last weeks.


The New Moon will be at 8:47 pm PDT tomorrow Oct 8, 2018.

Let’s take a look at the LIBRA New Moon chart:

So yeah, there it is – a cosmic pattern with a few sharp squares, and two ‘strange’ quincunxes between LI and PI:

  • The LIBRA New Moon in square with PLUTO in CAP (exact Oct 9 / 12):
    Balance, fairness, and right relationship on interpersonal and societal levels with All Our Relations comes up against old anachronistic abusive / disrespectful structures that are on their way out yet still trying to assert themselves while they ‘die hard’.
    Personally, realizing how much in relationships is about control – how can this change?
    Being in our natural Power Core in the midst of Change brings us into Balance.
  • VENUS retro in SCO in square with MARS (next to LILITH) in AQ (exact Oct 10):
    Battle of the sexes? How do we relate better to each other from / to the Inner Masculine and Feminine, rather than via conflict and sexual release?
    Processing old issues round sex, emotional intimacy, deeply buried emotions is ON now, while we’re moved to be in freedom – our true nature.
  • Quincunx from MERCURY late LI to CHIRON retro late PI (exact Oct 9):
    Where there’s good understanding we can communicate about our vulnerabilities.
    Hmm, at court this might be difficult…
  • Quincunx from the New Moon in LI to NEPTUNE retro in PI (exact Oct 7 / 8):
    Awkwardness while / hangover from trying to be polite and considerate while there’s this mess….
  • Fixed T-Square from MERCURY on the cusp into SCO (‘Tipping Point’) – will enter SCO on Oct 9 – and URANUS on the cusp of TAU (‘Settling Point’) – their opposition will be on Oct 10 – to the North Node on the cusp from CAN to LEO (‘Welcoming / Creativity Point’):
    Self Expression is welcome, even if that means we have to talk about dark / hidden / shadow stuff that might be unsettling for our ‘comfort zone’.

 

With all this tension – BALANCE is Key.

 

This morning, a wise quote from Ann Mortifee (in her book In Love with the Mystery) found me:

“BALANCE

The compulsive habit that causes us to lose ourselves in a maze of unhappiness is always with us.
It takes great vigilance to become adept enough to notice the moment we are being mesmerized by thoughts and feelings that ensnare. Every day, moment by moment, we can learn to recognize when we are being lured into identifying with life as a melodrama. This does not mean we lose our ability to feel. Rather, we gain an ability to catch ourselves before we fall. We say, “There I go again.” And the instant we become aware that we are falling, we become able to regain our balance.”

 

What does the SABIAN SYMBOL for the New Moon at 15°48′ LIBRA say?

“SCENE FOURTEEN: RECONSTRUCTION   

PHASE 196 (LIBRA 16°):
AFTER A STORM A BOAT LANDING STANDS IN NEED OF RECONSTRUCTION.

Santa Monica Pier after a Storm 2011

KEYNOTE: The need to keep in operation steady links between the vast Unconscious and the ego-consciousness.

Confrontation with broad issues of relationship and currents of energies released by man’s contact with archetypal-spiritual realities often results in temporary destruction. “Boats” normally link distant regions, or enable men to draw food from the sea (i.e. new realizations which so far existed only in the unconscious realm of the planetary Mind). They may also be used to enjoy temporary excursions and the feel of the water and the waves.
Any cultured society, however, may be wary of the danger inherent in venturing far away from the consciously defined and socially structured ways of life. Such adventures may indeed turn destructive; the points of contact between the vast Unconscious and the ego-consciousness molded by cultural assumptions and rituals may be wrecked by psychotic storms. The boat landings must then be slowly reconstructed.

This is the first stage in the fortieth five-fold sequence of cyclic phases in human experience. It brings to us vividly the realization that whatever men build in order to be able to venture away from solidly individualized and conscious bases of operation is likely to be damaged by as yet unfamiliar cosmic forces. The tenuous link between two realms constantly needs REPAIR.”

 

And may I add, Relation-ships with All Our Relations and where they can find their anchor are in need of transformation and repair.
As seen via:

  • The NEW MOON square PLUTO in CAP:
    Deep structural / systemic evolution beyond patriarchal paradigms needs to happen and is under way. E.g., disrespect for First Nations – lack of ‘meaningful consultations’ whereas the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal brought the KM pipeline to a halt. 
    Truth and Reconciliation indeed requires beyond slogans consistent repair and transformation.
    The result of this process (not the arduous effort and time it took) can be a model for similar societal required relational changes beyond ‘cultural assumptions’.
  • VENUS retro (until Nov 16) in SCO square MARS / LILITH in AQ:
    The present transformation of the Inner Feminine in all of us can reach deeply and generate a new vision and inspiring direction (JUPITER goes into SAG on Nov 8)!
  • The PISCES connection (quincunxes, see above) shows us:
    We’re all in one boat, and intrinsically inter-webbed in the relationship of Life. What we do to a part of Nature can have domino effects.
  • Speaking of First Nations, the ‘boat landings’ are almost literally symbolic for the effects of landing and first contact of the settlers with aboriginal people. Repair and restoration needed.

 

Where mid-LIBRA is in your chart…

…that’s the area of life where new seeds are being planted, where a conception happens (the YIN quality of the New Moon), and where you might feel called to set new intentions and take new pro-active steps (the YANG quality of the New Moon) for BALANCE.

 

If you have your AC, MC, SUN, MOON, or planets in LIBRA these sides and inner Archetypes of you move into a new cycle, and a new seed is planted that asks you to be in profound well balanced relatedness.

 

Mid-LIBRA in your…. House:
Invite renewed profound Balance into your…

1st House:
Self / You-as-You

2nd House:
Security, Values, Belongings, Finances

3rd House:
Environment, Learning, Extended Family

4th House:
Home / Origin / Family

5th House:
Play / Creativity / Children / Love Life

6th House:
Lifestyle, Work, Health

7th House:
Relationships with significant Others

8th House:
Deep Involvement and Sharing

9th House:
Life Path & Direction, Travel

10th House:
Career, ‘Public Relations’, Purpose

11th House:
Social Co-creation, Friendships

12th House:
Soulful Surrender to All That IS.

 

Apropos HOUSES:
If you’d like to learn and apply solid understanding of the Planets in Houses come to the 7-week Astro~Foundations course, starting Oct 15.
Here’s the FB event.

If you live at a place significantly distant from your birth place (more than 300 km away) your AC / Rising Sign & Houses change in your Relocation chart, and the New Moon also brings Newness into the area of life corresponding to the House where LIBRA is there.
You’re welcome to get in touch if you’d like to explore your geographic Astrology side.

 

Blessings for the LIBRA New Moon & Beyond!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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

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

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

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

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

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Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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MERCURY in LIBRA (Sept 21 – Oct 9) – Peace of Mind / Mind of Peace

21 Sep

All orga-nice-d?

…as the VIRGO season and MERCURY in late (double) VIR just connected (on Sept 20) with the SUN, before moving into fine & fair LIBRA this evening – the SUN to follow – FALL EQUINOX is tomorrow evening, Sept 22.
Maybe you – like myself – used these last Summer days and MERCURY in late VIR for an inventory in your work world / space and household. What works best logistically and is well designed?

I call the VIR – LI cusp (where MERCURY and the SUN align) the ‘Design Point’ – where functionality and beauty / health and harmony meet. One could also call it ‘Feng Shui Point’ 🙂

This MERCURY / SUN union (a.k.a. ‘superior conjunction’) is furthest away from / exactly in-between MERCURY retro phases (the last one was July 25 – Aug 18, the next one will be Nov 16 – Dec 6).
I.o.w., MERCURY is moving the fastest now, and is the shortest time in a sign it can be – in LIBRA only for 2 1/2 weeks, until Oct 9.

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

With such an ‘un-retro MERCURY’, the mental sphere is now quite clear and great for planning, organizing, and: for mindfulness that generates Peace of Mind, and a ‘storm free’ Mind of Peace.

Happy to be the conveyor of such easy breezy MERCURY news… 🙂
Yet, as always, alignment matters – the Astro~Weather is a cosmic climate, an atmosphere.
It doesn’t create your experience, we’re co-creating with our perceptions (VIR) and choices (LI). 
YES, choices – a LIBRAn theme!

Have you checked out which choices are in alignment (VIR) for you, healthy, working well under MERCURY in late VIR over the last week? Whichever criteria you have on your check list…
Don’t be too picky & perfectionist though – that can turn into an energy that’s fault finding and nothing’s ever good enough, everything turns into a problem – which lends itself even more to paralyzing fence sitting as a consequence….
Again, witnessing, noticing what’s going on in the mind / awareness / mindfulness come handy….
With SUN / MERCURY now so strong, the always important reminder:
You are not the mind, it serves the Self.
HA, some screen / online pause / fast can help….

 

Johfra Bosschart: LIBRA, with abundant esoteric symbolism. 

 

Ready for MERCURY in LIBRA?

How about dedicating this phase (Sept 21 – Oct 9) to:

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

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

 

If you have any placements in (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets) in LIBRA…
…their themes will more likely be on your mind:

Maybe engaging with what these Archetypes / sides in you stand for will bring you balance.

And for all of us: Which House/s are LIBRAn in your chart?
With MERCURY sailing through: How can you be in balance and harmony in those areas?

 

What else in the Heavens-as-on-Earth is going on while MERCURY is in LIBRA, and supports / requires Peace of Mind?
Quite a few important heavenly alignments in the next 2 1/2 weeks:

  • FALL EQUINOX on Sept 22:
    Nature teaches perfect harmony of the Realm of the SUN and the Realm of the MOON.
  • AR-LI FULL MOON on Sept 24 – the Harvest Moon:
    Bringing our authentic nature into relationship and cooperation.
  • CHIRON retro re-enters PI (until Feb 18, 2019):
    Medicine of Flow and Connectedness.
  • PLUTO in CAP goes direct (Sept 30):
    Where do you give power away – maybe for the sake of ‘peace’?
    How can  you find your peaceful and calm core / hub of the wheel?
  • VENUS goes retro (from SCO to LI) Oct 5 – Nov 16:
    Finding our intrinsic value beyond relational bonds that keep us (co)dependent.
  • LIBRA NEW MOON on Oct 8:
    A new beginning for being in balance and right relationship.

 

Highlights of the dance between MERCURY in LIBRA and other Planets:

Sept 20:
SUN / MERCURY conj. (in late, late VIR).
All orga-nice’d? Perfect alignment.

Sept 21:
MERCURY enters LI, and goes opp. CHIRON retro in AR.
Peaceful, engaging, yet authentic communication.

Sept 23:
MERCURY in LI  squares SATURN stationary in CAP.
Cut-off / critical day for making important choices / decisions.
MERCURY in LI trine MARS in AQ.
….with a little help from your friends / groups / community.

Sept 30:
MERCURY in LI quincunx NEPTUNE retro in PI.
No need to get confused and overwhelmed. Chill out, do Yoga, listen to music, and see how your mind gets re-balanced.

Oct 2:
Uhhh – MERCURY in LI square PLUTO stationary (just turned direct on Sept 30) in CAP.
Power to Change – naaaah, not your mind. 🙂 – and communicate from a deep place (also a practice for MERCURY in SCO, ruled by PLUTO).

Oct 9:
MERCURY in LI quincunx CHIRON retro – from Sept 25 on back in PI.
Find your Medicine of flow and ease and move with it – sounds like dancing. Apply it to the mind.
MERCURY enters SCO (until Oct 30, and again Dec 1 – 12).
Let the Magic begin.

 

Blessings of Peace, Harmony, and Balance
for MERCURY in LIBRA, this Season! ❤

 

Would you like to explore the FALL 2018 Astro Weather, in a circle, and as it shows up in YOUR life? 
Come join us in the Fall 2018 Astro Parlour, next TUE SEPT 25!
Here is the FB Event. 
In person / online participation possible.

 

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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