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MARS – PLUTO Opposition, between Canada Day and Independence Day: Caring for What Matters Most!

2 Jul
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Mars – Hubble Space Telescope (NASA)


MARS, presently in CANCER (June 4 – July 20) goes into exact opposition to PLUTO retro in CAP, tomorrow July 2
 – once every 2 years.

Quite the ‘signature’ for the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, as well as for the first U.S. Independence Day under the Trump presidency…

Both countries have their SUN in CANCER.
Canada has a CANCER SUN / URANUS conjunction on its 4th House cusp.
The U.S. have VENUS / JUPITER / SUN, and MERCURY retro in CANCER in its 7th and 8th House.
The theme of Home is important for both countries. So many people (incl. myself) came to one of these countries to find a new home.

Now, the question of HOME and BELONGING is stirred up, big time, and there’s also conflict and frustration at home, which is what MARS in CANCER shows, and it needs to be addressed directly, with care and respect, and not suppressed, ‘delayed’, or denied (PLUTO ‘ostrich’ method will backfire).
Esp. when old deep issues are unsettled: Whose home? Who belongs here? Do we belong here? What’s the origin of this, our home? etc.
There’s been a lot of controversy around Canada 150, and a sensitivity around “Celebrating Colonialism???” / unceded territories.
Round U.S. Independence Day, the heated atmosphere since the Trump admin started could get another ‘hit’ that brings out more shadow, could go to another, deeper layer, or could even come to a head.

Both countries’ birthday starts with that MARS – PLUTO opposition – a theme for the year – hopefully not dragged out but addressed in a mature way.

As we go through the ‘birth canal of consciousness’, in this World in Change, the transpersonal, collective, evolutionary energy of PLUTO in CAP is transforming us. The more we ARE in integrity with the Change we wish to SEE (even in ‘small’ ways – the vibration at the matters) the more we sense the energy that carries and renews us!

 

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Pluto Reveals… One of the first pictures New Horizons transmitted from the close fly-by in July 2015 – as the U.S. had their exact PLUTO – SUN opposition!

Basically, when we come from Love and Respect with a pure motivation life sustains us (PLUTO in CAP – essence of integrity).
Perhaps we meet more people and co-create community.

On the other hand, when we take advantage of others, and abuse the relationship for our gains (shadow of CAP) our ego and greed motive needs to be transformed into something more useful! (PLUTO).

Same goes for countries of course:
PLUTO in CAP has been ‘working on’ the Canadian and the U.S. CANCERian themes already for a few years. In the first phase, the shadow comes out, like through lack of First Nations consultation or consent, when it comes to building pipelines through Native land – let alone widespread environmental damages from potential leakage / accidents, and brutal police force in South Dakota.
CAP requires Respect, for the Elders, and the Land, and for common sense and Natural Law, and to BE the responsible and mature leader and elder in a position one it put into.
Still a lot of evolution necessary!

MARS stirs things up acutely. It’s a ‘hot’ early July time. Well, fireworks ‘@ home’ too.
MARS is the planet of self-assertion, the warrior Archetype. It can bring out the (personal and collective) ego too. One can become quite irritated and defensive, when it comes to one’s home environment and family, with MARS in CAN. And, things can go two steps forward, one step back, which again can be frustrating.

PLUTO on the opposite side of MARS is its ‘higher octave’ archetype: MARS is about personal will and assertion, and PLUTO about higher power, and bigger evolution.

The MARS – PLUTO Opposition can trigger change and realignment, esp. when it comes to ‘what we want’ – ‘what matters most’.
Personal / collective wants / egos vs. the necessity of the time, and timeliness of what needs to happen.
Can these two be ‘married’? Or do they have to be a dilemma?


With MARS in CANCER opp. PLUTO in CAP, what came up for me and for quite a few friends and clients this week:

As a Summer cold was going around, when I noticed first symptoms of feeling super tired and drained pro-active self-care (MARS in CANCER), ‘simply’ lots of sleep, little food and at-home time was a priority (CAP), to let the energy and health regenerate.
That was of course also a CHIRON station effect (turned retro yesterday – see blog post).

It can also look like: A mature person / country (CAP) shows care, and respect for the Elders, the Ancestors, and the Land, and only takes what is needed.

If you have mid-CANCER, and / or mid-CAPRICORN planets, SUN, MOON, or AC, you would have noticed the tension building up this week, or perhaps for longer, with themes like:

  • You have the resources and time – do it! Does the time and energy support you?
  • You feel drained and exhausted on a certain trajectory: Time to backtrack, self-care, and gently find a new more sustaining way.
  • Your Inner Child says (screams?): “But I want….!”. Your Inner Elder calmly holds space, and grounds the situation. What happens?

If you have mid-ARIES, and / or mid-LIBRA Planets, SUN, MOON, or AC, you’d experience tension too, perhaps through partners. It also depends on where in your chart CANCER and CAPRICORN are ‘located’.

I’m here to support you with changing perspective, and helping the energy to move. Just get in touch if you could use my help.
With PLUTO involved, chances are deeper layers are being provoked now. This is an opportunity to meet the essence of the matter, and let something be reborn from there.

The CAP – CAN ‘Thunder’ Full Moon with MARS and PLUTO on July 8 will be quite a ‘Powerhouse’ that will show us more about this theme.
Let’s take it step by step, and listen to the body’s (MARS) needs (CANCER), and to how it wants to regenerate and sustain itself (PLUTO) in simplicity (CAP).
It may show us the way to live LIFE in general in a way that works best, AND takes good care of our essential needs.

The MOON, ruler of CANCER, enters SCORPIO which is ruled by PLUTO this morning at 9:59 am PDT, until Tue eve.
The theme of caring and deep dive show up again.  Don’t be afraid. Tune into the magic of Nature, and of your deepest nature!

Also today July 2:
MERCURY in late CAN quincunx SATURN retro in late SAG:
Let’s listen to / feel into the voice of the inner wisdom Elder/s, and speak from a heart- and soulful place, not confrontational but from a deep place of truth that pierces right through right- or wrong-doing.

 

Wishing you a gentle, caring, and deeply regenerative start into July!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
In a world of online offers, our small, intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

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CHIRON in late PISCES goes retro: Inner Journey into Oneness

1 Jul
Chiron

Chiron the Wounded Healer / Centaur

Big News of the day (yes, besides Canada 150 – and related to it!):
CHIRON
 changed ‘gears’ from direct into retro mode (July 1 – Dec 5).

The whole month of July has a CHIRON flavour.
And Canada has its 3rd  CHIRON return (every 50 years) also in 2017.

Late PI where CHIRON ‘sits’ has an extra PI ‘undertone’ – it all comes together, and yet is elusive – or overwhelming, interwoven and all-connective.
This can show up in ‘wounded syndromes’ of: feeling overwhelmed yet never really ‘getting anywhere’, feeling lost, confused, deluded, weakened, esp. in the immune system, feeling like giving up.


And for Canada, there’s definitely a lot up now, in the interwoven field of reconciliation with First Nations, unceded territories, a lot of paradoxes…., a lot of questions re: what are we celebrating? Colonization? Whose land?

I’d refer to the timeless wisdom quote:

What’s the ‘healing agent’ with a ‘Like Heals Like’ on a personal level, when things get a bit ‘too much’?

How about:
Tapping into Oneness, where ALL is already and always HERE. 
Literally being by or in the Water, relaxing, releasing, soaking up the oceanic energy that’s freely available…? 
Exposing ourselves to music and dance, sound therapy, yoga, meditation, anything that brings us back into a place of unity in life, from which all ‘comes together’ quite naturally…?

A big shift is coming next year, as CHIRON (in PI since Feb 2011) will enter ARIES (for a short time mid Apr – end of Sept 2018, and eventually end of Feb 2019) where it hasn’t been in almost 50 years.
A ‘wounded warrior’ theme? An emergence of shamans? Vulnerability yet also in-built medicine of a ‘precedent’ of sorts? The birth of SELF and a new way of being? Hmmm, at this point, it seems still elusive and mysterious. To be revealed… (next year, JUPITER will be also in SCORPIO).

In any case, CHIRON in now (June / July) on the very end of PI – 29° (in transition to AR) = on the ‘Emergence / Birthing Point’, where out of the ALL a new life form and potentiality is almost emerging – yet at this point re-tracing into the ocean of oneness.
Let’s find our Medicine in THIS.

 

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
In a world of online offers, our small, intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

FB page which is where the creative action happens, and where you can sign up for Astro*News for Insiders, a newsletter that comes into your inbox at the New Moon and Full Moon, with Astro~Weather and Astro~Medicine, Offers and Astro~Experiences, for the whole 2-week period). Get the inside scoop, and be the first to find out what’s UP.

 

 

CANCER New Moon (June 23 / 24), with MERCURY and MARS: Longings to Belong.

23 Jun

Warm SUMMER Greetings,

dear Reader in beautiful Victoria, on Vancouver Island, on the Pacific West Coast, or physically further away on Planet Earth, yet well connected, in our Cosmically Attuned Astro Community!

 

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Just in time: Islandview Shoreline with hidden Dog. Dog walks have been ON, these days – while Sirius the ‘Dog Star’ will rise again soon…. Photo by Melanie

 

Uhhh – can you FEEL the Call of the Water?
The WATER Element of sensitivity, caring, belonging, and all things emotional, is all of a sudden so present astrologically, since MARS, on Solstice of course the SUN, and also MERCURY, today also the MOON are all in CANCER, while NEPTUNE and CHIRON keep cruising in PISCES (see New Moon chart below).

 

Dolphin Mates

So let’s be gentle, and tune into the Fluidity of Life.
Our emotions and needs keep changing (CAN), while the energetic Fabric of Life shows us that we all are, and all IS connected.

Actually, there is just Oneness of Life (PI) in its many forms.

 

 

Welcoming the First Summer 2017 New Moon!

 

Moon Goddess

 

Here she comes:

The FIRST New Moon in Summer 2017 happens this evening Friday, June 23, at 7:31 pm PDT at 3° CANCER – La Luna’s zodiacal ‘home domain’.

Three more Summer New Moons to follow, incl. the BIG ONE, on AUG 21:
JULY 23: Initial LEO New Moon (with MARS!)
AUG 21: End of LEO / Sphinx Point New Moon / Total Solar Eclipse!
SEPT 19 / 20: End of VIRGO New Moon.

Even though, we’re (here in the Northern Hemisphere) in the height of the SOLAR Year – this week, the Solstice SUN is bright and dominant, and the daylight hours are the longest – BALANCE happens, as we’re entering a very LUNAR phase, with the CANCER New Moon – La Luna’s very abode.
After lots of Spring ‘buzz and fuzz’, this and that, information and learning, in the GEMINI season, we’re now dropping from the AIR into the WATER Element, from thinking and communicating to feeling and resonating.

I call the GEM – CAN cusp of the Zodiac also the ‘Gathering Point’:
We might have gathered a lot of information, made new contacts, learned a lot, and brought it all into your space. On a relational level, early Summer is a natural time to gather as family, friends, tribes, and communities. Gathering (ideally) is an expression, or creates a sense of Belonging – very Cancerian.

Johfra Bosschart Cancer


Can you feel the pull of the Ocean Mama, back to Home Sweet Home?

Whatever Home means to you: Literally to your physical Home, to your Family, to your Spirit Home, to the Land you call Home, or to the Home of your Innermost BEING….?

What are you ‘conceiving’ of these days?
Where do you feel you belong?

The CANCER New Moon is the natural time for new beginnings, when it comes to all themes round home, nurturance, and belonging.

 

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

I always feeling strange, and like something’s off when the New Moon is being described as a time to ‘set new intentions’ which, if at all, is just one side of the energy: the yang / masculine one!!! What about the yin / feminine one, of being open and receptive, to be a vessel for conception?!

YES, a New MOON is Conception Energy!
SUN and MOON come together, like Yang and Yin.


When we ARE in a Yin/Yang Union at the New Moon, we are aligned with the rhythms of nature.
The yin / lunar Cancerian quality is very motherly, caring, gentle, nurturing for our needs.
The yang / solar Cancerian quality is very fatherly, and consciously creates safe tribal and family ‘hubs’.


Where early CANCER falls in your chart
(houses, planets there) is where a seed is being planted, where ‘conception’ and new beginnings take place (‘in the dark’, for the time being), when it comes to caring and belonging:

Examples:
Early CAN in your 2nd house: A new ‘conception’ of what you value about belonging – and literally for your physical home;

Early CAN in your 5th house: New beginnings for nurturing your Inner Child, your children, and of your creativity; 
Early CAN in your 11th house: New start for your home and belonging in a community….

 

Canada Features Maple LeafAND, this is the beginning of the Lunar Cycle that contains Canada Day (July 1) and U.S. Independence Day (July 4):
Many Tribes, One Nation?! What is it that we call HOME? How do we make sure everybody can feel welcome and belong?

I’ll write a blog post for Canada Day
150 years since the Canadian Confederation (French: Confédération canadienne) was created, as the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united into one Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867.

Of course, taking a look at the ‘birth chart’ of the Canadian Confederation, and its evolution.

You’re welcome to join our COSMIC CANADA Astro~Events on June 28:
The Astro~Embodiment of the Canada chart(!) in the afternoon, and in the evening :
Canada and YOU / Canada et VOUS – a workshop to explore your astrological relationship with the country!

Voila, here’s the FB Event.
Welcome / Bienvenue at either or both in combo!


Let’s visit the CANCER New Moon chart.

And see what else shows up in the Cancerian and otherwise ‘cosmic landscape’:

CAN NM 2017

 

OH! Not ‘just’ the SUN / MOON in Cancerian Union, also MERCURY closely linked to them, and MARS in CANCER ahead of the trio, pulling the CANCER energy.

The SUN is now travelling with MARS (you can picture MARS next to the SUN in the sky!), until mid Aug. The SUN will pass MARS in July 26, right after the super fiery LEO New Moon. That looks like a HOT SUMMER, in many ways…

This week, lots of action coming from and to MARS… which is traditionally considered ‘challenged’ in the sphere of CANCER where a lot of old emotions, esp. anger, are stirred into action. The upside: needs can be more strongly asserted than otherwise.
Let’s not allow our ego wants and ‘needs’ dominate consciousness, yet use this energy to pro-actively offer care and nurturing to ourselves and other beings with whom we feel kinship. 

MARS ‘drives’ the New Moon energy, while it also links to JUPITER (in square exactly on June 24), NEPTUNE (the trine is exact on June 25), and LILITH (their quincunx is exact on June 27). All these alignments are catalyzed through the New Moon, and are showing up together in the cosmic ‘field’.

  • MARS square stat. JUPITER  in LIBRA (June 24) shows where conflict and disturbance of balance can arise when an encounter is not a natural complementary match, and contrasting needs clash. If complementary energies are present this energy is rather stimulating – an interesting ‘test’.
  • MARS trine stat. / retro NEPTUNE in PI (June 25) smooths situations out, when we roll with the changing needs, and are fluid and adaptable. It’s not a win-loose situation, rather a dance of energies.
  • MARS quincunx LILITH in SAG is about coordinating notions for belonging and care with freedom and space. Hopefully, there’s room for both simultaneously.
  • MARS, JUPITER, LILITH, and SATURN are linked into a rare ‘Trapezoid figure’ – can you see it?
    This configuration of planetary energies round Planet Earth combines and synthesizes different learning figures into one whole, closed circuit.

    The growth through learning that’s available now is charged and driven by the two dynamic squares: MARS square JUPITER, and LILITH square NEPTUNE (was exact June 21).
    I.o.w. when it comes to needs and wants in relationships
    (MARS in CAN – JUPITER in LI), we are called to choose well, so that our needs are naturally nurtured, and to take care of them personally anyway.
    The other one
    (LILITH – NEPTUNE) is about being honest and authentic, free and  on one’s path, while practicing ‘live and let live’, in the flow of life.

 

And then there’s MARS – PLUTO… between Canada Day and Independence Day.

The transpersonal, collective energy of PLUTO in CAP is transforming us, as we go through the ‘birth canal of consciousness’, in this World in Change. The more we ARE in integrity with the Change we wish to SEE (even in ‘small’ ways – the vibration matters) and live in simplicity the more we sense the energy that carries and renews us!

MARS now in CANCER, on the opposite side of PLUTO, its ‘higher octave’ (MARS is about personal will and assertion, and PLUTO about higher power). MARS will go into exact opposition to PLUTO on July 2 – once every 2 years. This can trigger change and realignment, on personal levels, esp. when it comes to the polarity between ‘what we personally want and need’ and ‘what matters most’. As with any opposition, our ‘job’ is to ‘marry’ the two.
MARS – PLUTO, exact on July 2, will be also a ‘signature’ for Canada Day (and there’s already a lot of controversy around Canada 150, and sensitivity around “Are we celebrating Colonialism???” “How can Truth and Reconciliation be put into action, how does it look like, and how can it evolve?”), and of U.S. Independence Day (well, lots of heated debates down the border which could come to a head on another level).

 

VENUS in TAU trine PLUTO retro in CAP (exact tomorrow June 24): Valuing and Attracting what’s Solid and ‘Real’, throughout Change.

 

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Standing Tall – Photo by Melanie, Oct 2016

 

The CANCER NEW MOON is also a Conception for an earthy ‘liaison’ between VENUS in ‘her abode’ of TAURUS with PLUTO retro in mid-CAP.
A welcome grounding effect, that can look like:

  • Let’s stick with what’s simple, choose quality that proves itself over time, and enjoy what’s here and real, in the NOW, like: the gifts of Nature.
  • In this world of change, what’s solid and of tangible value?
  • Drawn to traditions and Elders? A good time to (re?)establish connections.
  • Let’s appreciate deep relationships that prevail through times of change.

 

CHIRON in late PISCES goes retro on July 1:
Inner Journey into Oneness

Chiron

Chiron with the Wounding Arrow

Perhaps the inner ‘SoUlution’ to the longings to belong and to be in ‘right relationship…

June and July are quite Chiron-ic months, since CHIRON is now a stationary (slow moving) focus, as it changes ‘gears’ from direct into retro mode (July 1 – Dec 5).

Late PI has also a PI ‘undertone’ – it all comes together, and yet is elusive.
This can show up in ‘wounded syndromes’ of: feeling overwhelmed yet never really ‘getting anywhere’, feeling lost, confused, deluded, weakened, esp. in the immune system, feeling like giving up.

What’s the ‘healing agent’ with a ‘Like Heals Like’ approach (very Piscean, and Chironic)?

How about:
Tapping into Oneness, where ALL is already and always HERE.
Literally being by or in the Water, relaxing, releasing, soaking up the oceanic energy that’s freely available…?
And / or exposing ourselves to music and dance, sound therapy, yoga, meditation, anything that brings us back into a place of unity in life, from which all ‘comes together’ quite naturally…?

A big shift is coming next year, as CHIRON (in PI since Feb 2011) will enter ARIES (for a short time mid Apr – end of Sept 2018, and eventually end of Feb 2019) where it hasn’t been in almost 50 years.
A ‘wounded warrior’ theme? An emergence of shamans? Vulnerability yet also in-built medicine of a ‘precedent’ of sorts? The birth of SELF and a new way of being? Hmmm, at this point, it seems still elusive and mysterious. To be revealed… (next year, JUPITER will be also in SCORPIO).

In any case, CHIRON in now (June / July) on the very end of PI – 29° (in transition to AR) = on the ‘Emergence / Birthing Point’, where out of the ALL a new life form and potentiality is almost emerging – yet at this point re-tracing into the ocean of oneness. Let’s find our Medicine in THIS.

Many Heartfelt Summer Blessings!

Enjoy this Body-Mind-Spirit Nourishing Season!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
In a world of online offers, our small, intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

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* JUPITER – SATURN Square, Vol. II on March 23: Perspective…

23 Mar

Today, on the day of the Lunar Eclipse, we also experience the 2nd of 3 exact squares from JUPITER in VIR to SATURN in SAG.

# 1 happened in August last year (while JU was still in LEO, and SATURN in SCO).

# 3 will be exact on May 26, not far from the positions of SATURN and JUPITER now.

 

On a personal-spiritual level, we can check in where we create obstacles (SATURN) through the way how we SEE (SAG) through our lens of perception, have tunnel vision, or don’t even see the obvious, and therefore judge things or people, and how limiting beliefs hold us back. Acknowledgment of the obstacle is the first step (which can be tricky, since we are dealing with blind spots here – that’s why a ‘mirror’ through a trusted friend, counsel, astrologer, elder helps.
Maybe this belief has served the side in you that you are outgrowing now. An old skin. It’s growth pain to see the Truth, and do something about it. But, as typically with SATURN, it will be unburdening (I know, the ego doesn’t believe this but resistance is eventually futile anyway).

You say: I got it, re: SATURN challenge. Where’s the opportunity?

Here you go: With JUPITER in VIR, doing one’s daily practice of wellness and wholeness, and being of help for others is supportive, and brings more opportunities for growth. We’re talking VIRGO, and even though it might seem like ‘that’s the small stuff’, it adds up. Just don’t sweat it, rather sweat at your jogging or Yoga practice….

 

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Ganesha – Elephant headed Hindu god, known as the ‘Remover of Obstacles’ on the Path.

 

Ganesha, the Hindu deity known as the ‘Remover of Obstacles’ comes to mind. Of course, Ganesha doesn’t just magically take the obstacles away but represents the guru, the spiritual teacher that shows what the real obstacle is, and what it takes to go beyond. So yeah, anytime a good time to invoke Ganesha, esp. at the beginning of a journey, and in times like this.

 

Let’s look into the societal arena as well:

This is the ‘closing square’ in the 20-year JUPITER – SATURN cycle that started in May 2000, with their conjunction in TAURUS.

A new socio-economic-political-cultural cycle with Taurean themes started then. Conservative governments became more prominent in the world. Money and business as well as ‘territorialism’ (and domains) became a big deal.

2010 was the opposition, with JUPITER in late PI, and SATURN in late VIR (where the Nodal axis is now!), showing us we need to cut back and be in integrity, act eco-logical, and do business in integrity (SATURN in VIR), since all is connected (JUPITER in PI). One example: Doing business online and be connected via media (PI) became very popular – very practical and promised lower impact on the environment (SATURN in VIR). Not so sure what the world community learned since then around being humble and content with less (SATURN in VIR).

 

So this square between the ‘main players’, JUPITER in VIR (Aug 2015 – Sept 2016), and SATURN in SAG (Sept 2015 – Winter Solstice 2017) brings a crisis (square) and challenge (SATURN) that is also an opportunity (JUPITER) to act upon (a square has a MARS undertone). NEPTUNE in PI is also involved in the dynamic.

 

A continuous PISCEAN wave of refugees coming to Europe, escaping from their war torn countries, esp. Syria, has caused a mass migration that has brought up a big spectrum of responses: As much as countries like Germany initially welcomed large numbers of refugees with open arms and compassion, the whole process also brought up paranoia, fear of being uncontrollably invaded by unknown and unchecked, and perceived as possibly dangerous foreigners (SATURN in SAG square NEPTUNE in PI).

JUPITER in VIR may say: SO much to do, as in: So many opportunities to help, or: How can all these problems be managed? Or: So many tools are now available. Depending on the perspective.

 

The socio-political tension already emerged in the heated pre-election Summer 2015 for Canada, while JUPITER, then still in LEO, squared SATURN in late SCO last August – and brought about new, ‘sunnier ways’ via the Liberal Govt. and ever charismatic (LEO like) Justin Trudeau – work ahead nevertheless (JUPITER now in VIR, and promises need to be kept, SATURN in SAG).

Clearly, the socio-political conflict shows up big time in the U.S. this year, with rather aggressive tones.“Where is it going???” (and perhaps even: ”Where am I going, if… gets elected?”) – SATURN in SAG, and “We could have a big problem here.”, is what many U.S. citizens and the world community is wondering, with concern (JUPITER in VIR).

Remember, the U.S. have also SATURN on their AC in mid-SAG this year – a new 29-year cycle starts (after the shadow and ‘rien ne va plus’ are faced).

Rather than ‘big words’ and promises, or righteousness – the shadow of SAG (do I hear: “Make America great again….”?), SATURN moderates and restrains SAG, and shows consequences if the path is not in alignment with the Heart and true Sagittarian wisdom and perspective.

Interesting, that D. Trump was born with MOON / South Node in SAG, see:
http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Trump,_Donald

B. Sanders with North Node / SUN in VIR (plus, he has URANUS on his MOON / MARS in ARIES now, calling for a Revolution of Consciousness in the States), see (birth time unknown): http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Sanders,_Bernie

 

So things are definitely heated up now, and end of May is another phase of this tension that could set the course for the next years to come.

PISCES says: Yes, everyone can be affected by everything, since all is connected. Which also means: What we feed into the ‘field’ can have a domino effect as well.

Might as well Spread the Love! 

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

 

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Special Astro~News: Canada’s DAY ONE – Did Justin Arrive Just in Time?

21 Oct

Well, on this historical DAY ONE, I HAD to write a Special Issue of Astro~News…

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YES, it’s real and true:

We have a new majority government and a new Prime Minister, since yesterday (Oct 19) evening!

What a surprise – yet so in accord with the Wake-up / Shake-up Renewing URANUS influence now (for the first time in 84 years!!!) in CANADA’s first house:
Canada – Wake up, and Rise up to the Occasion!
Quoting my own interpretation of the Election Activation Transits in the last Astro~News here 🙂

The results of the elections have produced a precedent (also URANUS in ARIES – something new emerges), insofar as we see the son of former PM Pierre Trudeau now stepping into the office. A legacy / dynasty… which shows the PLUTO in CAP effect – transformation and regeneration, from and with the spirit of the ancestors or a lineage.

Justin Trudeau gave an inspiring, intelligent, inclusive, heart centred victory speech last night.

Couldn’t help paying attention to the time when he started: 12:12 am EDT on Oct 20 in Montreal.

Of course, I set up a chart for this epochal moment, in relation to Canada’s chart – showing the transits for Canada at that time. And Justin Trudeau’s chart in relation to the election speech, and to Canada.

Voila – please find my take on it in this ASTRO~NEWS Special Edition: Canada’s DAY ONE!

Suspense, surprise, the unexpected… a thrilling, electrical atmosphere yesterday evening…!
The MOON in CAP post passing PLUTO (12:12 pm PDT) – “I smell change” – was gearing up to square URANUS in ARIES, exact at 9:25 pm PDT / 12:25 am EDT.
URANUS in ARIES was right overhead AND squared by the MOON when newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave his  25 min. bi-lingual victory speech in Montreal which started at 12:12 am EDT.

The SUN in LIBRA in the 4th house (unaspected ‘free agent’) marked a memory of the spirit of Justin Trudeau’s father, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, long term (15 years altogether) Canadian PM (1968 – 1979, and again 1980 – 1984), see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Trudeau

It would have been Pierre Trudeau’s birthday on Oct 18 – the day before the elections. Seems like quite a dynasty / legacy / remembrance theme right there…

 

J.T. Election Speech

Justin Trudeau Election Speech

Voila, the speech:

http://globalnews.ca/video/2287260/federal-election-2015-justin-trudeaus-full-acceptance-speech-following-towering-win

The AC was at 6° LEO (exactly on J.T.’s South Node) when he stepped on the podium, and started with invoking a quote “Sunny ways, my friends, sunny ways…” (very LEO – SAG) by Liberal leader and PM Wilfried Laurier who was in office for 15 years (1896 – 1911). His portrait is on the $ 5 bill.
Wiki says about him at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilfrid_Laurier

“Canada’s first francophone prime minister, Laurier is often considered one of the country’s greatest statesmen. He is well known for his policies of conciliation, expanding Confederation, and compromise between French and English Canada. His vision for Canada was a land of individual liberty and decentralized federalism. He also argued for an English-French partnership in Canada.

“I have had before me as a pillar of fire,” he said, “a policy of true Canadianism, of moderation, of reconciliation.” He passionately defended individual liberty, “Canada is free and freedom is its nationality,” and “Nothing will prevent me from continuing my task of preserving at all cost our civil liberty.” Laurier was also well-regarded for his efforts to establish Canada as an autonomous country within the British Empire, and he supported the continuation of the Empire if it was based on “absolute liberty political and commercial”.

Interestingly, W. Laurier died in 1919, 8 months before Pierre Trudeau was born…

7° LEO marks J.T. South Node on his 12th house cusp – good for him, and all lined up to use his natural confidence and photogenic stage presence. Yet, this ‘golden boy’ who grew up in a privileged environment, always seen by the public eye, is called not to glorify these privileges in a playboy kind of way but to bring them into service for the Canadian and world community, with the North Node / VENUS on the cusp of his 6th house in AQ. Fortunately, he is drawn to that and the world is attracted to this quality in him (VENUS).

J.T. had his 2nd Nodal Return in 2009 when he entered parliament as a member of the Official Opposition

That’s also when PLUTO entered CAP, and approached J.T.’s SUN (exact 2010 / 2011 – when he stepped into political leadership).

 

Justin Trudeau was born on Dec 25, 1971 at 9:27 pm EST. Here is his birth chart, and his chart in dynamics with the transits of the election speech – marking therefore also his transits:

 

Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau & Election Speech

 

Did Justin Arrive Just in Time?

What stands out most about Justin Trudeau’s surprising Emergence as the new Canadian PM is the exact transit of URANUS in ARIES on his MOON, simultaneously with his exact URANUS Opposition (his MOON is at 17° 16’ ARIES, and his URANUS is at 17°57’ LIBRA, and URANUS is presently at 18°10’ ARIES)!

Justin T.’s URANUS is also on Pierre T.’s SUN – a renewal of the spirit of the father?

The North Node, now in late VIR, together with MERCURY and LILITH in early LIBRA, just crossed with the Total Lunar Eclipse on Sept 27 / 28 J.T.’s PLUTO in LIBRA in his 2nd house. A karmic time of opportunity. If he has the capacity to be a catalyst for a regeneration of fairness, justice, balance, all power to him – and the forces of change.

On Oct 10 the North Node entered VIR, J.T.’s rising sign and 1st house. Time to do the work, be reasonable, of service, clean up, bring order into chaos. VENUS, JUPITER, and MARS in VIR in J.T.’s 1st house presently give him an extra charisma boost.

The South Node is now exactly on his MARS in PI in his 8th house. Not so great and loss of energy if he would be drawn into over adapting, trying to be everything to everybody, or riding the energy of the masculine ‘chameleon’. Good to know he’s got ARIES energy next to his MARS pulling him out of this tendency.

His ARIES MOON together with CHIRON, beyond his last degree of PISCES MARS, is quite a heroic placement. Depending on how consciously he uses it.

CHIRON in ARIES is a mini-generational placement for people born in the late sixties to mid-seventies whose ‘healing journey’ initiation is about starting fresh / again, being a hero/ine or pioneer in their own right, taking initiative, and ‘simply’ being themselves. His potential to represent an ARIES precedent, and to be associated with a renewal of spirit, a new Canada perhaps even (the MOON represents in countries the people and collective needs) is being – maybe to his own astonishment – suddenly catalyzed by URANUS (Unexpected Liberal majority).

The MOON in J.T.’s 8th house of marriage and other alliances represents also his wife Sophie Gregoire (* Apr 24, 1975, birth time / chart not published yet but the date tells me she’s got JUPITER in ARIES, otherwise quite ‘earthy’) who showed up very real and raw at election night.

I’m sure we will hear more about her in her new function. A short introduction of her: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/10/20/trudeau-wife-sophie-gregoire_n_8335392.html

And an interesting interview with S.G. from Sunday Oct 18: http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/election/sophie-gregoire-trudeau-on-life-with-justin-we-re-obviously-shoulder-to-shoulder-1.2615478

 

 Justin & Sophie Victory Oct 19

Justin & Sophie Oct 19

 

URANUS in ARIES – in contrast to PLUTO in CAP (which represents the transformation that must happen and which purges the shadow of die-hard structures) says: Sometimes, cathartic events produce quantum shifts, liberation of consciousness, and accelerations of change.

URANUS in ARIES was right overhead Montreal when J.T. held his speech.

The Liberal ‘Real Change Now’ motto points to a simple 3-word expression of URANUS in ARIES square PLUTO in CAP.

PLUTO in CAP is all about deep, substantial and sustainable transformation of leadership, governing structures, and of working with resources.

URANUS in ARIES catalyzes innovation, liberation, and a fresh, new, young spirit of collaboration and future orientation.

URANUS wins now over PLUTO…

Since the last URANUS – PLUTO square in April 2015, URANUS is now ahead, and planetary transits (yesterday the MOON in CAP) ‘hit’ first PLUTO and then URANUS, in other words, the old is being processed and transformed, making room for the new to emerge. Nice sequence, eh? (it was the other way round until April 2015 – new revolutionary action – see Arab Spring, Occupy Movement etc. – emerged but being suppressed / went under again through the power of the old….).

Is new trust in the future Justi-fied, under Justin T. and the Liberal majority government?

A political and personal affinity question, of course.

What does Astrology say about the inspiration, promise, and reality check?

Well, yeah, SATURN in SAG (now ‘established’ there since Sept 17) demands evidence for promises, and calls us to make the vision a reality.

And it looks like, with his NEPTUNE, MERCURY, and JUPITER in SAG (in his 4th house), J.T. can be very visionary, enthusiastic, idealistic, and charismatic in his speech and spirit – some of that inherited from his dad (4th house is related to the father, and Pierre T. had NEPTUNE, JUPITER and the MOON also united in a fire sign, LEO).

Just think of sentence fragments in his election speech, like:” Have faith in yourself and your country!” “We believe in our hearts….” “Being open-minded and optimistic”, “This is Canada. Better is always possible.” “We beat fear with hope….”

SATURN in SAG tests us re: can we achieve what we are aiming for? And also, I say to my clients who are affected by this transit: “It matters where you are going, but it matters just as much if not more where you are coming from. The archer/ess pulls the arrow back to his / her heart before aiming, and releasing it. With the heart at the right place and connected Spirit moves us where we need to go / be.”

J.T. is experiencing SATURN in SAG transiting his NEPTUNE this year (exact Feb – April, and again just now, end of October!). Literally: The hard work of bringing his vision into a form and being a visionary leader – and the effects of that will be shown. Also, since it all happens in his 4th house, relating to home / father: An initiation / threshold, outgrowing and yet being blessed by the charismatic spirit of his dad. Amazing how the elections happened one day after Pierre T.’s birthday, and how his spirit is now very present in Canada.

SATURN on J.T.’s MERCURY (thoughts, communication, mind, speech) and JUPITER (gifts and opportunities) in SAG will be tested, filtered, matured, and re-established in a grounded way in 2016 (MERCURY) and 2017 (JUPITER). This SATURN transit over his SAG planets is only the second one in his life (SATURN has a 29 year cycle).

The SATURN in SAG transit comes for J.T. also as a SATURN opposition!

He has basically a SATURN and a URANUS opposition now. Relatively rare, since he is at age 43 coming up to 44 late with the URANUS opp. (in one’s late 30’s / early 40’s) while just in time with his SATURN opp. (between 43 and 44).

So, yes, his natal SATURN (the only retrograde planet in his chart) is in early GEMINI, on his midheaven!

A big call to grow up from a Gemini like adolescence, and find his inner authority (SATURN retro), supported by perhaps an old connection with dad, yet to step into leadership in his own right.

The time is ripe for that. A SATURN opposition shows what comes to fruition from the seed that was planted under the SATURN Return, but also where we stand now, in relation to that time. At his SATURN return, in the year 2000, Pierre Trudeau died – on Sept 28 when SATURN was stationary on the first degree of GEM – right on Justin Trudeau’s SATURN. He gave at age 28 a eulogy for his father that caught attention. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_jiFO3uBTw

http://www.clevernet.net/pierre_trudeau/justin_trudeau_eulogy.html,

Lots of evidence of that SATURN in GEMINI opposed by SATURN in SAG theme in the election speech:

Authentically bi-lingual…

“Quebec is truly returning to the government of Canada(!)”

Committed to diversity. Intending to bring people of different perspectives together.

All in all, yes, he raised the bar with his speech, and the next year will certainly be a testing time for how the ideals can be implemented.

 

Justin & Canada

Lastly, an illustration of Justin Trudeau’s connection with Canada:

 

Justin Trudeau & Canada

What stands out is:

  • His ARIES MOON / CHIRON on Canada’s NEPTUNE / AC: A new hero for the country? URANUS transiting Canada’s AC and J.T.’s MOON may use his appearance as a catalyst for breakthroughs (“I am here because you put me here…!” has perhaps a deeper meaning…).
  • His MARS in PI on Canada’s CHIRON, presently transited by the North Node: Releasing the passivity / waiting position.
  • Canada’s MARS on J.T.’s VIRGO AC: Be of service, and step into action!
  • J.T.’s URANUS / LILITH in LIBRA on Canada’s DC: A ‘significant partner’ for the country who may be considered odd, different, or a breath of fresh air, to create new balance.
  • Justin Trudeau’s early CAP SUN (transited by PLUTO in 2009 / 2010) on Canada’s LILITH / midheaven, and opposite Canada’s MOON – SUN / URANUS midpoint: This country needs leadership in true essential integrity, authorities who lead by example (not by position), and who are able to speak to a variety and diversity of people and groups (MOON in GEM). Canada being home to people who maintain or regain their freedom and uniqueness (SUN / URANUS in CAN) requires leadership that respects and supports this unity in diversity.

That’s it for today, we’re only on DAY ONE.

* Transit Activations for CANADA’s Federal Elections Oct 19, 2015

4 Oct

I set up the Election Day chart up for the minute on Oct 19 when the CAP MOON meets PLUTO = 3:12 pm EDT in Ottawa.

This Synastry chart is an overlay of the Election day chart with Canada’s Confederation birthday midnight chart from July 1, 1867.

 

Canada Fed. Elections Synastry

A few striking features:

:: URANUS, now in ARIES, has just crossed (every 84 years!) Canada’s NEPTUNE / AC in AR:
Wake UP – Rise UP to the Occasion, Canada!

:: The LI NEW MOON (Oct 12) in Canada’s 7th house opposing URANUS in its 1st: Renewal requires cooperation / coalition. And for the voters the apparent dilemma comes up: Do I vote for what I truly want (AR), or do I vote strategically (LI)? Can both be combined?

:: MOON in CAP (remember the CAP – CAN Full Moon on July 1 this year?! – Moon in CAP again on Election Day!) RE-activates PLUTO in CAP opposing Canada’s SUN / URANUS in CAN, and Canada’s NEPTUNE in AR! A critical, crucial, cardinal choice for RE-structuring and RE-generating the country, in integrity, sustainability, and respect for natural resources. What is the wisest choice for the best long term effect, and brings Canada back to a position of modeling values-in-action to the world?

MOON / PLUTO in CAP: Will women in leadership and timeless essential ways of living be empowered to make a difference? Will the needs of the people and the respect of nature turn the ship around?

:: SATURN in early SAG on Canada’s 8th house cusp, just coming out of Canada’s SATURN return in mid SCO (which was in 2013 / 14) in its 7th house: We can SEE and understand better more than a few things clearer now, after a process around control, repression, hiding, covering, and change – not necessarily for the better, via ‘significant others’ relating to the country? Where does the transformational journey with an inspiring, mature leadership have to go now?

:: NEPTUNE in PI on Canada’s JUPITER (every 165 years!), and CHIRON return (every 50 years, coming up in Spring 2016, and 2017) in PI, both in Canada’s 12th house: Water is everywhere… yet, we are NOT an island, and our natural bounty that just IS there is not up for abuse and selling-out. We are all in this together. What’s good for Canada is good for the Planet, and vice versa.

:: Nodal Return, with SN in PI in Canada’s 12th, and NN in VIR in Canada’s 6th house (every 18 ½ years, building up to it now, will be exact in May 2016), activated at the elections also via…

:: VENUS, MARS, JUPITER on Canada’s North Node in VIRGO: Let’s release carelessness, passivity, and / or being paralyzed in the victim-perpetrator-martyr triad. What’s the most practical thing to do? What needs to be cleaned up? Rather than ‘going under’ in the mess, and allowing more poisoning and loss of nature and species, how about more new clean solutions?

I leave it with this. And trust you make a well informed, responsible choice! 🙂

CAPRICORN – CANCER Full Moon, with Mars and Pluto, Sirius and Vega – ‘Birthday Gift’ for Canada and the U.S.?

2 Jul

CAP – CAN Full Moon on July 1, with Mars, Pluto, Sirius, and Vega  ‘Birthday Gift’ for Canada and the U.S.?

What a Full Moon coming up!

Exactly today July 1 at 7:20 pm PDT.

CAP - CAN FM 2015

Can you feel it?

Not only will it be a Full Moon on the CANCER (ruled by the Moon) – CAPRICORN (where the Moon is in ‘exile’ – furthest away from its Cancer ‘home’) axis, but also with Pluto retro next to the CAP Moon (the Moon will pass Pluto 7 ½ hrs after the Full Moon, on July 2 at 2:56 am PDT), and with Mars very close to the Sun, both in CAN.

And Mars squares the Lunar Nodes (North Node in LI, South Node in AR which is ruled by Mars).

Lots going on here – these are just the highlights.

BALANCE is a key theme, for every opposition (and the Full Moon is the ‘Mother of Oppositions’), and with the LIBRA North Node.

Balance of what?

The CAP – CAN axis brings up safety and security issues, and dilemmas between feelings and needs, and working with resources in a timely manner.

How can we strike a balance between these two opposing – but complementary – orientations?

  • CAN: activating gentleness, pro-actively nurturing our own needs, family, tribe, belonging, going with rhythms and cycles, and protecting nature and our loved and little ones with loving care (Mars in CAN is quite a ‘Mama Bear’ energy).
  • CAP: working with priorities, resiliently, respectfully, using time and resources well.

The two sides of the equation don’t have to be a dilemma but can cooperate.

How is that relevant for you?

The Full Moon highlights the CAP – CAN axis, with Moon and Sun.

Esp. if your birthday is between July 1 and 6, and the days around those days:

  • How can your needs be met, and your life be sustainable, in the context of the structures you are living in?
  • Do you need to make foundational changes? In the areas of life relating to CAP / CAN in your chart?
  • Do you need to downsize, to keep life simpler, and have all that you need – plus more time? J
  • Is the structure / the system you have been in changing?

The dynamic plays itself out in a deeper way when the CAN Sun opposes exactly Pluto retro in CAP – this year on July 6:

It is the axis of Family / Tribe and Elders / Leaders.

  • How can important themes round home, family, belonging, safety, emotional needs, and on the other hand (is it a dilemma?) long term building of sustaining structures, responsible working with time and resources, self-sustainability, and ‘s-aging well’ be reconciled?
  • In a time where nuclear and extended families in the traditional sense seem to lose their cohesiveness (or will there be a renaissance?) – what is the world of home and family transforming into? Where and what is your family and home, in essence?
  • Who are the Elders and leaders you turn to for guidance? Who are your Spirit Elders? Your inner Elder might be waiting to connect with you.

 

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Out in the countryside, on the trails of the Elders

 

How these energies are affecting you and how you can be best aligned with them can be seen by consulting with your personal birth chart, based on your birth date, time, and place, its unique pattern, and, foremost: it depends on how YOU live from the energies of your chart (that’s why I find it’s so important to work with clients directly, and I refuse doing written reports). It’s all very unique – just as your life is.

Come for a 1-on-1 session or package of 3 – 5 if you feel called. We can zoom right into the heart of the matter, and draw out what’s possible to help you change from within.

Or join one of our group sessions if that’s more your cup of tea. A few are coming up in July, and even a new 7-week Crown-to-Root / Sun-to-Saturn AstroChakra Manifestation Journey from July 16 on.

If you have questions, or would like to hear about options about working together, call me at 250 381 4299, or send me an email (licht@islandnet.com).

 

 

There will be more potent transits coming up, in the polarity / complementary axis of CAN and CAP, towards, and under the CAN New Moon on July 15 (Mercury and Mars, close to the CAN New Moon, will also oppose Pluto retro).

There is a lot of tension in the first half of July – which can be a good challenge for empowerment from within.

And back to the collective impact: The not-so-new questions:

How can our Human Family on our Home Planet (CAN) and the bigger structures cooperate in partnership to sustain, or at least minimize damage for, Life-on-Earth (CAP)?

How can our caring (CAN) and responsible (CAP) nature help build just and peaceful structures (LI / CAP) for the children of the world (CAN)?

Planet Earth Americas

Makes me think of the upcoming U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris (Nov 30 – Dec 11) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_United_Nations_Climate_Change_Conference

“According to the organizing committee, the objective of the 2015 conference is to achieve, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, a binding and universal agreement on climate, from all nations of the world.”

May it be effective for sustaining our beautiful planet.

Clearly, the Full Moon on July 1 affects Canada (* July 1, 1867) and the U.S.A. (* July 4, 1776).

Here is the chart of Canada, with the Full Moon transits:

 

Canada July 1, 2015

The Full Moon is almost exactly on Canada’s IC with its CAN Sun / Uranus – CAP MC axis.

What does that mean?

Canada is called to be a model of maturity and integrity (CAP) to the world (MC), in other words, needs to ‘grow up’ and get its act together – which is super timely, given Pluto’s influence in Canada’s 10th house now, since 2011 / 2012 (which was also when Canada had the exact opposition by Pluto to its Sun / Uranus in CAN) – for the first time in Canada’s history (Pluto has a 248 year cycle).

Pluto brings out the shadow, so that transformation from the core can / must happen. It’s the ‘destroyer – rebuilder’ Archetype.

The CAP shadow has indeed shown its ugly face in the last years in this country, with leadership not in integrity with what the people need and what sustains nature, an adherence to big / global corporate agenda of hierarchical control and dominance, and disrespect / abuse of natural resources and even indigenous rights.

This Full Moon on Canada’s ‘birthday’, with the federal elections coming up in Oct could bring the change – from the core and soul (also: Pluto) of the country, and from its people (represented for a country by the Moon – which will be at the birthday Full Moon with Pluto retro in CAP).
Also, Uranus is now in Canada’s 1st house: Wake Up, and renew yourself, Canada!

More could be discussed about Canada’s chart and transits. I leave it with this in this context.

If some of you are interested in a workshop circle, we can certainly set that up.

 

And here is the U.S. chart, also with the transits that the Full Moon brings out:

 

U.S.A. FM July 1 2015

Moon / Pluto oppose almost exactly the U.S. Sun. 2014 / 2015 are the years of the exact opposition of Pluto in CAP to the U.S. Sun. Of course, the energy has been building up. Like with Canada, the Pluto opposition occurs just a few years before critical elections, in 2016, and in a time of a world in crisis and dire need for transformation. Established hierarchical institutional elite structures and ‘empires’ (Pluto in CAP) have to change from the core, while shadow is being released. The U.S. will also have their first Pluto return(!!!) since 1776 in the years 2020 – 2023. Full circle from establishing a new nation while breaking away from the British Empire (Britain is ruled by CAP, can’t you tell?)… We, the People….
Additionally, Uranus is this year and next (every 84 years) on the U.S. Chiron in Aries; stationary / exact June – Aug 2015, again April 2016 & Dec / Jan 2016/17. A call for radical awakening and renewal.

Plus, Saturn will cross the U.S. AC in 2016 (a 29 year cycle). Will the U.S. be able to (RE?)establish themselves, with a mission, vision, and credibility?

Again: More could be discussed about the U.S. chart and its transits. I leave it with this in this context.

If some of you are interested in a workshop circle, we can certainly set that up.

 

* * The SIRIUS & VEGA Connection

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Sirius and Vega are presently activated by the Sun / Mars (next to Sirius) and Moon / Pluto (Vega)!

Aren’t they beautiful together? Worlds apart, from Earth perspective… we are basically suspended between them…

Mid Cancer where the Sun is presently with the Full Moon, the ‘birth Sun’ of Canada, July 1, and the U.S., July 4, and also not far from the Sun’s position for the National Holiday of France, July 14, is close to the Zodiac position of Sirius (14° 17’ CAN) which is the brightest star in the night sky, and one of the most powerful Fixed Stars http://www.astrotheme.com/files/fixed-stars.php, with rich mythological associations in various cultures http://www.constellationsofwords.com/stars/Sirius.html

Here is an illustrative article for the effect of Sirius on the U.S. http://www.souledout.org/nightsky/fourthofjuly/fourthofjuly.html

Makes me wonder whether the Founding Fathers with their Masonic connection chose the date intentionally, to align the Sun of their new country with Sirius…

And on the other side of the Earth, in the constellation Lyre is the 3rd brightest star (after Sirius and Arcturus), Vega, the ‘Harp Star’ http://earthsky.org/brightest-stars/vega-brilliant-blue-white-is-third-brightest-star. Vega’s position in relation to the Zodiac is 15° 33’ CAP – and guess who’s visiting there these days / years, from Earth perspective? Our friend Pluto, activated by the Full Moon!

I leave the message and meaning of Pluto – Vega up to further research – do your own too!

Pluto was exactly conjunct Vega in April this year when it stationed at – 15° 33’ CAP!!! And will come back to that position in Jan and July – Dec 2016!

Let’s dive into the mysteries (hmmm, Saturn, the ruler of CAP presently retro in Pluto’s realm SCO can help us here!) to invite insights about the downloads from Vega.

Check out the Full Moon Chart, this time with Sirius & Vega.

Apologies for the bottom cut off in the scan.

CAP - CAN FM 2015 with Sirius & Vega

 

The Sun will, as every year, meet Sirius (between 14 and 15° CAN) round July 5 – 7.

HH the 14th Dalai Lama will have his 80th birthday on July 6!

Here is a beautiful quote by H.H. that a friend of mine who is a dedicated Buddhist practitioner sent me years ago – big gratitude, dear Heather!

Very apropos the CAP – CAN Full Moon, in a simple and profound way:

 

Never give up.

 

No matter what is going on

Never give up. Develop the heart.

Too much energy in your country

Is developing the mind

Instead of the heart.

Develop the heart.

Be compassionate.

Work for peace

In your heart and in the world.

Work for peace.

And I say again: Never give up

No matter what is happening,

No matter what is going on

Around you,

Never give up. 

  • The XIV Dalai Lama