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Eclipse Full MOON in CAP – CAN, with VEGA & SIRIUS (July 16 / 17): Transforming the Old – Being ONE Love!

15 Jul

Dear Star Being,

Feeling her in you?

What a Lunar Infusion coming up and already extending her effects for a while – over Spring and early Summer:

The Full MOON in CAP – CANCER tomorrow (2:38 pm PDT) will be a Partial Lunar Eclipse (not visible in the Americas but in effect everywhere on Planet Earth) AND also close to SATURN, PLUTO, and: VEGA the Harp Star – associated with Orpheus!

Here’s some beautiful mythology about VEGA.

It’s a Release Eclipse though…
Sounds like old Love Stories of loss, separation, and fear / control are ripe now to go through the ‘Underworld’ of PLUTO, to be transformed into shining our pure SoUlar Light from within.
We are the ONE Love! 

 

What does the Eclipse FULL MOON evoke?

BALANCE is a key theme, since it’s an opposition.
The Full Moon is the ‘Mother of Oppositions’, calling for balance & integration.
And this one comes with SO many other Planetary Archetypes, Nodes and the Stars VEGA & SIRIUS, all on the CANCER – CAPRICORN opposition axis.

The height of the Eclipse (which you can watch via the Time & Date telescopes if you can’t see the Red Moon directly) will be at 2:30 pm PDT tomorrow July 16.
The FULL MOON will be exact just 8 min later, at 2:38 pm PDT.

Take a look at the Star Map aka chart of the Eclipse:

 


The CANCER – CAPRICORN axis is very dominant in the Astro ‘Field’ – and lots of heavenly bodies are all wrapping around the Nodal Axis in CAP (Lunar South Node) – CAN (Lunar North Node). 

 

  • The Lunar North Node is with VENUS (their yearly union is on July 17), and the SUN in CANCER, close to SIRIUS – plus even MERCURY retro will sneak back into CANCER, on July 19.

 

  • And the Lunar South Node in CAP connects this Spring / Summer with SATURN retro which is this year close to VEGA , and with PLUTO retro close-by (SATURN / PLUTO have been stationary and travelling near each other all Spring. In the Summer their ‘lock’ is loosening. Their exact union will be Jan 12, 2020 – only every about 38-years! Now that already looks quite heavy, rocky, unmoving. Buuuut…
    SATURN – PLUTO constitute together a cycle of societal structural breakdown, purging of the shadow, and rebuilding from the core / basics. Their last unions were in 1947 in LEO and 1982 in late LIBRA.
    The present one 2019 / 2020 in late CAP also approaches PLUTO in the U.S. Independence chart. The U.S. will 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?)… The American Empire is revealing its shadows – to transform. We, the People….?
    The FULL MOON – partially eclipsed by the Earth Shadow – will be next to PLUTO retro in late CAP. The MOON / PLUTO union will be tomorrow July 16 at 10:16 am PDT, only about 4 hrs before the Eclipse / Full MOON at 2:30 / 2:38 pm PDT!

 

As Eclipses always do, this Partial Lunar Eclipse Full Moon accentuates the Karmic Nodes.
Which are since Nov 2018 until June 2020 in CAP (South Node, releasing of its Shadow) – Let the Old Empire Expire – esp. since the
 Partial Solar Release Eclipse in CAP on Jan 5 – CANCER (North Node – embracing its Light) – Finding Home, and, with the Total Solar ‘Seed’ Eclipse in CAN next to Sirius on July 2: Initiation into Liberation.

The Nodes in the CAP – CAN: Because we Care…

 

The exact SoLunar polarity from Earth perspective is calling for Balance & Integration.

And, there’s significance to the fact that the Earth is casting a Shadow on the Moon.

BALANCE of what?

The CAP – CAN axis is about safety and security issues.
To tending to feelings and needs (CAN), while getting along with less, and working with resources in a timely manner (CAP).

How can we create a balanced relationship between these apparently opposing orientations?

  • CAN:
    Gentleness, compassion, nurturing our own and others’ needs, family, tribe, finding belonging, going with rhythms and cycles, protecting Nature and our loved and little ones with loving care.
  • CAP:
    Being mature and in integrity, taking on leadership / leading by example, 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 synergistically cooperate.

SATURN in CAP asks us to take responsibility for our part in humanity whose greedy power (PLUTO) and control / authority (SATURN) structures have been exploiting and abusing Mother Earth (shadow of CAP) and her human, animal, and plant Beings that need protection and care (CANCER).
To have boundaries, disengage from this shadow wherever we can, and to Be the Change and the Ones (of the more and more) who Care. What matters is consistency and leading by example, rather than judging and blaming. Makes us feel better and more empowered too…

‘Just’ resisting and blaming external authority and power structures (SATURN / PLUTO) is not the way forward. It still feeds their energy field by giving them attention, acknowledges them energetically, and basically responds / reacts in an adolescent manner (SATURN retro).
How about taking responsibility, claiming self-authority (SATURN retro), and ‘outgrowing’ them, by co-building new and better, more compassionate and humane structures that take care of needs more directly and on an equal level, rather than the old fossilized top-down institutionalized world?!

 

 

How can the Full MOON / PLE highlighting the CAP – CANCER axis affect and inspire us personally?

  • Where / in what ways can we receive nurturing, satisfaction, and reward from being creative and resourceful and through working with what’s already available to you (CAP), rather than buying from / into the system that makes it convenient to consume (and promises status a la CAP) – but at what price?! 
    Here’s to ‘grass roots’ gardening, cooking, and to (re-?)learning / applying traditional home / building / repair skills!
    Let’s consume less.
    And have more time to play & create more!
  • Where-else can we respond to what’s sold to us by: “Thank you, I (already) got this.”, and be content with less? A la Refuse – Reuse – Repurpose – Recycle
  • Which wasteful (time, energy, resources) habits can we get out of, and establish higher vibrational ones that are more deeply satisfying?
  • How can we take more time doing what we’re best at?
  • Play and creative fun beat the heavy CAP vibes of ‘no time for that’…
    Maybe ‘even’ shifting the conditioned paradigm (SATURN in CAP) to: Play first, work later.
    Works great for me these days / months since the Nodes are in CAP – CAN.
    Play puts me in an inspired and relaxed work mode, plus I get to see that ‘work’ and clients come to me not because I work so hard but because they love me and love what I offer, and how it affects them. And everything works so much more smoothly – and playfully – with resonance and connection 🙂

 

If your birthday is between July 10 and 20, or your MOON, AC, or Planets are in late CANCER, CAPRICORN yet also late ARIES and LIBRA, here are some questions to inquire, or do a ceremony around: 

  • 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 (esp.) CAP / (yet also) CANCER in your chart (Houses)?
  • Do you need to downsize, to drop excess ‘weight’ (incl the weight of responsibility to manage what you got), to make life simpler, and have all that you need – plus more time?!

  • Is the structure / system you’ve been in changing?
  • What would be the smartest way of resourcefully adapting (late CAP has a VIRGO undertone) in a way that nurtures you, resonates with you, and puts you at ease (late CANCER has a PISCES undertone)?

 

CANCER – CAPRICORN 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?) building of sustaining structures, responsibly 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’s your world of home and family transforming into? Where and what is your family and home, in essence? Where is your tribe?
  • 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.

 

I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing Light of your own Being ~ Hafiz

The SUN in CANCER, activated by the Total Solar Eclipse ‘light switch’ on July 2 is about Liberation with Love (SIRIUS – VENUS) – to radiate from our self-nurturing Light which IS our Home.

Leading by example (SATURN in CAP) is then natural – with our radiant Beingness we can inspire and ‘give permission’ to others to do / BE that too.

 

Which other Planetary Archetypes are in the Cosmic ‘Field’ / ‘Weather’?

JUPITER retro in its most natural expression of SAG this year makes it easier to access heart-full inspiration, to see how love & gratitude elevate vibrations, and to have trust in the abundant Universe – while SATURN in CAP notoriously gravitates to seriousness & scarcity.
So – find the YES of your Heart Path, with JUPITER in SAG!
Let go of anything sticky you got hooked on, and connect in the ONE – says JUPITER triple-square with NEPTUNE in PISCES this year (was Jan and June, again Sept 21).
Move forward with confidence and lovingly a la MARS in LEO trine JUPITER in SAG (exact July 25).

CHIRON in early ARIES is this month a stationary focus as the Centaur Archetype went retro on July 8 (until Dec 12). Calling us to heal old / early wounds, and find the Inner Medicine of being authentic.
CHIRON gets a boost from MERCURY retro / MARS in early LEO these days – Roar, and show who you are!
Not based on old stories but naturally-so in the NOW.

URANUS in early TAU is just coming out of a square from MERCURY retro / MARS in early LEO (first half of July) – maybe impulsive roaring recently (was it a territorial / ownership thing?) didn’t get you what you / your ego wanted. Back on the board of life’s game to find love, attention and affection from within first…
When MERCURY post-retro in LEO squares URANUS again on Aug 16 we hopefully came through a lot mentally, to get to really expressing from embodied freedom and and natural radiance.

 

Wishing you from my Heart a soulful and regenerative Partial Lunar Eclipse Full Moon!

 

Check out the Astro Experiences & Creations in the next while – cooked up with Love: 

  • Astro~Archetypes Summer Immersion, starts AUG 1, right after the LEO New Moon!
  • Medicine Horses & Astrology Gathering @ Chiron Medicine Horses in Coombs BC in early / mid August, date tbc – stay tuned for a FB event page. Here’s a link to the one from last year.
  • EmBody Astrology in Nature wants to be created and shared again in August. Here’s a link to the recent meeting on July 11 as a model.
  • Jupiter Journaling Journey, planned for August / Sept too –
    I keep you posted on my FB page.

You’re welcome to join us!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your Inner ‘COSMIC COMPASS’.

My Invitation

Would you like to tune into the astrological transits of the Summer, in your own chart and life?
Come on over in Victoria / come on in online via zoom to a customized Astro session.
If your birthday is coming up you get 10% discount in your bday week.
An Astro birthday session is a great self-gifting that many clients treat themselves to.

Maybe it’s time to fully benefit from a 3- or 5- sessions coaching sequence?
Very much apropos SATURN / PLUTO in CAP – assisting you to bring out Your Best through transformation, and ‘uplevelling’ of your experience and expression.

Just email me (licht@islandnet.com) if you’d like to discuss options.

 

August is the anniversary month of the start of my Astrology practice in 2000 – 19 years ago!
Celebrating with you with the annual Client Appreciation Month Offer – the longer you’ve been my client the higher the discount – from 11 – 33% – for private sessions. Come on over, for a tune-up!

 

Please find upcoming Astrology workshops, classes, Parlours, EmBody Astrology (again in August) where we express & emBody freely what shows up, as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. videos, on my FB Page:

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Welcome!

 

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Guru Purnima Full Moon Blessings – with the Astro ‘Gurus’ Jupiter & Saturn!

6 Jul

There’s a lot to the upcoming CAP – CAN Full Moon – exact on Saturday July 8 at 9:07 pm PDT!

Yet, it can be summed up in simple ways (CAP likes that!) – Guru Purnima leads the way!

The Full Moon comes with Sirius the ‘Dog Star’ / Scorcher (which is presently at 14°19′ CAN), next to the SUN / MARS, and with Vega the ‘Harp Star’ (which is presently at 15°34′ CAP), next to the MOON / PLUTO.
Two major Fixed Stars – with beautiful yet also dramatic ‘star love lore’ are involved in the already Full Moon ‘Power House’.
And: the Full Moon axis is squared by super-charger JUPITER.

Here is the Sirius / Vega enhanced Full Moon Chart – whoaaa!

CAP - CAN FM 2017 Sirius Vega

 

Here on the West Coast, the Full Moon will be exact at Moonrise / Sunset!

Clearly, this Full Moon gets our attention, and has us process lots of inner, old, ancestral, ancient ‘stuff’ (PLUTO next to the MOON in CAP).

 

Pluto Heart

Pluto Reveals… One of the first pictures New Horizons transmitted from the close fly-by in July 201

 

And it’ll be also in the centre of CAN – CAP (which has a ‘fixed’ SCO – TAU ‘undertone’ – the ‘axis of the Buddha’.

A friend sent me a Ram Das article today – so synchronistic.

Here ‘s a related one that’s even more pertinent. RD nails it. SO apropos full-ON CAP Moon with Pluto:

  • What’s our job when people ‘are difficult’?
  • How do our emotions and needs (like for them to love and appreciate us) have power over us, pull you into the drama and out of equanimity?
  • What needs to deepen to change this?
  • A heavy curriculum… (a la CAP)… yet lightened and transformed in the Heart.

I get it, and have been there with family and other ‘karmic partners’…

This Full Moon also helps us connect with ‘Ancient Essence’ – the essence of the Ancestors (PLUTO in CAP with the MOON). Biological Ancestors, ancient Teachers, Ancestors of the Land…
Maybe their Spirit is speaking to us…

 

In Hindu and Buddhist tradition the Full Moon in July is the Guru Purnima / Guru Puja, dedicated to the inner and outer Guru.

Ganesha

Ganesh is being invoked at the onset of a journey.

We could all use some Ganesh energy nowadays / -years…
SATURN (ruler of the Full Moon sign CAP) is presently in SAG (Sept 2015 – Winter Solstice 2017) where karmic challenges for ‘the journey’ / the path arise – only to teach us what our inner blocks and old beliefs are…

Dense stuff, perhaps. Heavy curriculum?
May the Inner Teacher and light bringer show the way!

 

 


OM_concentric
“Ohhh, I don’t have a Guru, nor do I want one!” is what one might hear from us Westerners…

GU-RU means ‘simply’ “From Darkness to Light” – one who removes darkness and brings light. 

“Guru Purnima is celebrated on the day of the year when the Sun is closest to the Earth and the Full Moon reflects the brightest light. It is a holy day, and an especially beneficial time to make fresh resolves for spiritual growth.

Because the energies of the Sun and Moon are both at their peak, our subtle energy channels are unusually open and receptive to absorb spiritual energy. Practices done or begun on this day will bring growth and auspiciousness in the life of the disciple.

Through sadhana (spiritual practice) and by following the Guru’s teachings, devotees can purify the mind to reflect the Atman, just as the Moon reflects the brightness of the Sun.

Traditionally, Guru Purnima is an auspicious time to begin four months of spiritual practice. Beginning at this time allows us to make great spiritual progress more quickly.”

 

Never too early, never too late, for spiritual practice, and connection with the inner guru / teacher / mentor / light bringer, I’d say.

Time (ruled by CAP) in fact can be suspended, stretched, and can dissolve and ‘disappear’ in immersion with what IS  (PLUTO points us to ‘that’). The guru is a bridge into vastness, spaciousness, and freedom.

 

In Astrology, the ‘Guru’ is associated with the Archetypes of JUPITER, the mentor, and SATURN, the teacher.

 

Jupiter & Earth

Presently, JUPITER is in mid LIBRA, T-squaring the Full Moon axis(!):

As mentioned above:
What ‘kicks us out of balance’ (esp. in relationships with loved ones and not-so-loved ones)?
What’s the emotional charge – CAN – and what’s the need for acknowledgment, control that turns into judgment – CAP – ?
What brings us into inner Peace, regardless?

How about developing a good relationship (LIBRA) with spiritual practice?
Once we SEE the benefits (JUPITER) it’s clearly a wise choice (LI).

 

Saturn & Earth

SATURN is also very potent at this Guru Puja time, since it is now almost stationary (during August), and will go from retro (since Apr 6) to direct / forward on Aug 25.

As we step out of the ‘path’ of limiting Karma and ‘Obstacles’, we SEE more clearly, and move forward with transformed understanding and strength.

 

Under PLUTO in SATURN ruled CAP (2008 – 2023), and NEPTUNE & CHIRON in PISCES (since 2011 / 2012, until 2018 / 2026) so many traditional spiritual teachings and practices  have massively reached the Western, modern cultures and become ‘mainstream’.

Different accesses and avenues for everyone, yet light is always light.

 

Aummmm! Namaste!

The Light in me honours the Light in you!

 

© 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!

 

 

SUN / MARS SIRIUS Days! Into the CAP – CAN Full Moon…

5 Jul

SUN / MARS SIRIUS Days!
Did you know that from Earth perspective early July every year the SUN in mid CANCER lines up with SIRIUS, the beautiful bright ‘Dog Star’?

As every year, the SUN meets SIRIUS (‘located’ between 14 and 15° CAN) round July 5 – 7. This year, MARS in (now later) CANCER is close-by too!

Interesting that Canada, the U.S., and France all celebrate their ‘birthdays’ nowadays… July 1, 4, and 14.
Liberation is an important theme with SIRIUS.

Wishing us all Sirian downloads for deep liberation from old conditionings and restrictions that don’t serve us anymore!

SIRIUS is such a majestic blue / multicoloured star…!

Some of us had the privilege to view SIRIUS via my friend Stephen’s telescope, last January, when it was visible in the night sky. Quite the download and connection for me.

Sirius

 

Presently, SIRIUS is from Earth perspective next to the SUN / invisible in the sky which Ancient Egyptians considered the ’70 days in the Underworld’.

As the SUN ‘moves’ further in the Zodiac, from CANCER to mid-LEO, SIRIUS will rise again in the morning before Sunrise, calculated for 08 / 08 – the time of the Egyptian New Year, with the flooding of the Nile.
We’re also in the SIRIUS ‘Dog Days of Summer’ between now and then…

Here are more SIRIUS star lore stories, and descriptions of the astrological influence of SIRIUS, and themes of conjunction between SIRIUS (in mid CANCER) with SUN, MOON, and Planets – check it out: Do you have anything in your birth chart in mid CANCER? That’d be close to SIRIUS.

 

The SUN / MARS / SIRIUS conjunction will be also a signature of the upcoming CAP – CAN Full Moon, on July 8 – what a ‘Powerhouse’! The MOON with PLUTO and Vega, and the SUN with MARS and Sirius!

Here’s a preview of the chart – blog post to follow!

 

CAP - CAN FM 2017 Sirius Vega

 

HH the 14th Dalai Lama will have his 81st birthday tomorrow, July 6!

Dalai Lama

HH the 14th Dalai Lama

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!

Also very apropos the upcoming CAP – CAN ‘Powerhouse’ Full Moon on July 8, 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.

HH the XIV Dalai Lama

 

Blessings for the SIRIUS Initiation into Liberation!

 

© 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!

 

 

* Guru Purnima / Guru Puja Full Moon Blessings – with the Astro ‘Gurus’ Jupiter & Saturn!

20 Jul

… There is more to the CAP – CAN Full Moon that was exact yesterday!

In Hindu and Buddhist tradition the Full Moon in July is the Guru Purnima / Guru Puja, dedicated to the inner and outer Guru.

 

Ganesha

Ganesha – Elephant headed Hindu god, known to be the ‘Remover of Obstacles’ on the path, and Guru that takes us from the darkness (of not seeing what the obstacles is / was) to the Light.

 

Ganesh is being invoked at the onset of a journey.

We could all use some Ganesh energy nowadays, with SATURN in SAG (Sept 2015 – Winter Solstice 2017) where challenges for ‘the journey’, the trust, the path arise – only to teach us what our inner blocks and old beliefs are…

 

Aummmm! Namaste!

The light in me honours the light in you!

 OM_concentric

 

“Ohhh, I don’t have a Guru, nor do I want one!” is what one might hear from us Westerners…

GU-RU means ‘simply’ “From Darkness to Light” – one who removes darkness and brings light. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guru_Purnima

 

“Guru Purnima is celebrated on the day of the year when the Sun is closest to the Earth and the Full Moon reflects the brightest light. It is a holy day, and an especially beneficial time to make fresh resolves for spiritual growth.

Because the energies of the Sun and Moon are both at their peak, our subtle energy channels are unusually open and receptive to absorb spiritual energy. Practices done or begun on this day will bring growth and auspiciousness in the life of the disciple.

Through sadhana (spiritual practice) and by following the Guru’s teachings, devotees can purify the mind to reflect the Atman, just as the Moon reflects the brightness of the Sun.

Traditionally, Guru Purnima is an auspicious time to begin four months of spiritual practice. Beginning at this time allows us to make great spiritual progress more quickly.”

 

Never too early, never too late, for spiritual practice, and connection with the inner guru / teacher / mentor / light bringer, I’d say.

Time in fact can be suspended, stretched, and can dissolve and ‘disappear’ in immersion with what IS. The guru is a bridge into vastness, spaciousness, and freedom.

 

In Astrology, the ‘Guru’ is associated with the Archetypes of JUPITER, the mentor, and SATURN, the teacher.

 

Jupiter & Earth

Jupiter and Earth – Hubble Space Telescope picture (NASA)

 

Presently, JUPITER is in mid / late VIRGO, not far from the Lunar North Node – so (rather than fretting over problems and going into excessive ‘doing mode’ – maybe out of over compensation for not ‘being enough / perfect ’ – see above description by the Tower…).

Spiritual Practice IS perfect, and very beneficial.

 

JUPITER will even go opposite CHIRON in PI on Aug 12.

May the Medicine and Harvest of our Practice ‘come together’ as we are connected, and open to receive!

 

 

Saturn & Earth

Saturn and Earth – Hubble Space Telescope picture (NASA)

 

SATURN is also very potent at this Guru Puja time, since it is now almost stationary (during August), and will go from retro (since March 25) to direct on Aug 13.

As we step out of the ‘path’ of limiting Karma and ‘Obstacles’, we SEE more clearly, and move forward with transformed understanding and strength.

 

Under PLUTO in SATURN ruled CAP (2008 – 2023), and NEPTUNE & CHIRON in PISCES (since 2011 / 2012, until 2018 / 2026) so many traditional spiritual teachings and practices (esp. Yoga and meditation) have massively reached the Western, modern cultures and become ‘mainstream’.

Different accesses and avenues for everyone, yet light is always light.

 

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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* URANUS Catalyzed CAP – CAN Full Moon (July 19) * Retour a TA Nature – Return to YOUR (True and Free) Nature!

19 Jul

Quite the ‘electrical’, explosive, erratic, unsettling charge has been building up over the last while – mirrored in world ‘shockers’ like the Nice armed truck attack, the attempted military coup in Turkey… in this past SUN – URANUS week (the SUN squared URANUS exactly on Saturday July 16).

The SUN squares URANUS twice a year (next time Jan 10, 2017).

This one was particularly charged, since

  • URANUS is a stationary ‘Focal Point’ now (mid July to mid Aug), as it’s moving very slooowly from Earth perspective, to turn retro on July 29 (until Dec 29).
  • It happened just before the FULL MOON which will be in sharp T-Square with stationary URANUS. Doesn’t happen very often… see Full Moon chart below!

The URANIAN charge that challenges our sense of safety and our need for security (CAP – CAN axis) is like a lightning bolt that kicks us out of our known comfort zone – which could be also a trap in the past, in a buffered, sleepy cocoon that is too comfortable to dare the leap into the unknown.

 

A very apropos Voyager Tarot card is The Tower (Major Arcana XVI):

 

Voyager XII Tower with Text

Voyager Tarot XVI – Tower

 

As you know, I love weaving Astrology (in private sessions, in co-created workshops and classes) together with the Voyager Tarot deck that is very evocative, and even includes Astrology related symbolism…

Looking at the card, and this description, it becomes even more obvious that captures so much that is happening in the Astro sphere, and collective psychic sphere this days.
Let me reference what I mean by that:

 

The CAPRICORN Full MOON shows us what could happen if we are strongly ruled and controlled by our needs to be secure, and hang on to old patterns and requirements of ‘getting ready, equipped, prepared’ until it’s finally ‘done’ and perfect – which of course never will….

Esp. if we were born under the CAP MOON (a challenging position, furthest away from CANCER where the MOON is ‘at home’ and nurturance is more a ‘given’), or with other CAP planets, incl. SUN. South Node, or Ascendant, we might have been conditioned through childhood circumstances and ‘soul contracts’, maybe mom or the whole family was very occupied, burdened, or for different reasons didn’t have enough time and (esp. emotional) resources to provide for a safe unconditionally loving environment. We might have ‘grown up too fast’, maybe ‘parented’ our siblings or even parents, neglecting ourselves or not being able to meet our own needs.

 

Naturally, playing ‘secure’ would be a big compensation strategy. Which could be our ‘Tower’ or ‘Castle of the Status Quo’ where everything is set up ‘just so’ – and it works… And time goes by… (all very CAP)… maybe we proclaim we want to get ready for Day X to change, but that can take forever. Late CAP where the Full MOON will fall also has a VIRGO undertone, so there is a lot of busy-ness and organizing involved, sometimes out of compensating for an inner sense of inadequacy if we are ‘just being’ ourselves. Being occupied by the Tower. Trapped in the Tower, whether a personal, interpersonal, or societal one (or many)… either way…
JUPITER is now also moving into late VIRGO, showing us the bigger picture about all these doing-mode patterns. More is definitely not always better… 🙂

Sometimes it takes external, shocking, yet perhaps liberating ‘shake-ups’ to get us out of it.

Now we’re talking URANUS

 

The purging Fire in the Tower relates to MARS, presently in late SCORPIO where alchemical purification and transformation happen. MARS will cross over the ‘PHOENIX’ (out of the Ashes) Point, from SCO into SAG on Aug 2 – which is also the day of the LEO New Moon!

 

Old limiting ‘stories’ and beliefs are now under scrutiny, with SATURN in SAG, which is still ahead of MARS, but soon passed (Aug 24)… MARS seems to be doing the ‘garbage cleaning’… so that the path may be clear soon to go ahead, lighter, and from the Heart! Everything in perfect timing!

 

Ganesha

Ganesha – Elephant headed Hindu god, known to be the ‘Remover of Obstacles’ on the path.

 

May Ganesh, the ‘Remover of Obstacles’ deity and ‘guru’ that brings us from the darkness to the light help us SEE and release the obstacles that we’ve been blind too (and bound by)! This Full Moon is also the Guru Purnima – celebration of the (inner and outer) Guru!

 

Lots of purging liberation can happen now – where Time is suspended, and transcended! While we might be conditioned to believe it takes ‘forever’ the shift can happen in ‘no time’ – if our consciousness is free.

July 25 is the ‘Day out of Time’ – and Beginning of the Mayan New Year – with an interesting theme(!)… more about it in another blog post closer to the day.

 

URANUS now in late ARIES brings the message:

You’re FREE. Have always been. But maybe NOW is the time to wake up to it.

Prometheus

Prometheus, capturing the fire of spirit and creative inventiveness from the Gods for Humanity.

 

URANUS is the planetary Archetype of Promethean spirit – a revolutionary, liberating, paradigm shifting energy. Prometheus  in Greek mythology brought the Fire of the Gods (guarded away from humans, on their ‘elite’ mountain Olympus) to Humanity. Yes, he was punished for that ‘hubris’ at first, but very resilient, and ultimately liberated through Shamanic Chiron…. http://www.islandnet.com/~licht/lilith_asteroids.htm#chiron

 

The CAP – AQ cusp where the Full Moon will be is (well, I call it) the ‘Prometheus Point’ (seriously!) of the Zodiac, where we not only climb up the mountain to the very summit (like a good CAP goat) but bring the gifts and ‘trophy’ down to Humanity, for all to share. And we cooperate with people who are also accomplished / masterful / mature, and build networks of co-creation.

 

Prometheus NYC

Liberating ‘Golden Boy’ Prometheus at the Rockefeller Centre NYC, surrounded by the Zodiac belt..

 

Hmmm, interesting themes pop up round modern Mount Olympus phenomena nowadays…: Who keeps the Fire from Humanity…?

What matters and empowers is:

What sets us FREE?

 

The Sabian Symbol for the SUN at the Full Moon opposition says:

‘Retour a la Nature’… (see below).

To which I respond, with the URANUS Catalyst:
Retour a TA Nature – Return to YOUR (true and free) NATURE!

 

Also very apropos, re: taking the leap, from old limiting beliefs…:
This cartoon to the left by Grant Snider, that came my way last week, via a ‘Daily Good’ blog http://www.dailygood.org/story/900/making-the-leap-grant-snider/ that one of my fb friends posted.

 

Making The Leap G. Snider

Says it all…

Recognizing yourself in one or several of those? 🙂 I did…

 

Maybe the FULL MOON isn’t so intensely URANIAN Charged for you, and you experience the liberation in softer and more ‘YIN’ ways.

Then, the Dynamic Polarity between CANCER SUN and CAPRICORN MOON calls to be bridged between

 

CAPRICORNIAN Lunar responsiveness to Wise and Calm Elders (or be the Elder yourself), walking your talk, and setting an example for simplicity, integrity, high quality, being content with less, while well sustained by regenerative natural powers:

Build the Boat / Abode  / Purpose (or Bridge even) you wish to BE – together with Elders, Spirit Elders, and Masters, for the liberation of all – Full Moon on the ‘Prometheus Point’.

 

the Solar late CANCERIAN child-like creativity (CAN – LEO is the ‘Creativity Point’ of the Zodiac) and playfulness, in warm, safe resonance: 

Live your Life with Joy, and Go with Your (spirit or blood) Tribe!

 

The Wise Elders / Grandparents and the Young (at Heart) are invited, if not required, to meet and gather!

And isn’t that what Humanity, societies, families, and groups need nowadays, and we all need to reconcile WITHIN us:

The Elder and the Child. Experience and Innocence.

  

* The Full Moon Chart

So here’s the Full Picture of the Astro Hologram of the Full Moon in CAP – CAN, and her ‘Entourage’:

 

CAP - CAN FM 2016 T-Square Uranus

 

  • Can you see the T-square from the FULL MOON axis to URANUS (which is now stationary – to go retro on July 29)?

 

  • MARS end of SCO, coming closer to the ‘Phoenix Point’ (cusp with SAG) which it will cross on   Aug 2 – the day of the LEO New Moon!

 

  • Grand Water Trine, of MARS in late SCO, SUN in late CAN, and CHIRON retro in late PI – softens the influence of the sharp cardinal T-Square, and brings Healing Medicine (MARS trine CHIRON just happened for the 3rd and last time on July 16) as we release, relax, and open up to the gifts of interconnectivity.

 

  • MERCURY & VENUS both in LEO are still close together (their union was exact on July 16), and in Fire trine with SATURN retro in SAG (MERCURY trine SATURN today July 18, VENUS trine SATURN on July 20): Intentional, grounded, heart-centred communication is very supported – and we might re-connect in ‘no-time’ with people whom we haven’t talked to in a long time – LOVE is the SPIRIT that ‘removes obstacles’!

 

  • JUPITER is still close to the Lunar North Node in VIR: Practice IS perfect! JUPITER has left the opposition with NEPTUNE in PI that was strong in Spring, esp. May (“Such a mess, so overwhelming, so much to do to bring order into ‘chaos’…!”). Often, the best thing we could / can ‘do’ is to bring ourselves into a good vibration, and act from there.

 

  • JUPITER will go into opposition with CHIRON in PI (was already last Nov), exact Aug 12: Reaping the harvest of doing our self sufficient ‘smart and crafty thing’, while being open, connecting, allowing, being flexible, receiving, and going with the flow… a balancing practice.

 

 

* Sabian Symbol for the Full MOON Degrees (SUN, MOON, and stationary URANUS) *

Let’s see what the Sabian Oracle has to say about the energy of their Zodiac degrees…:

The SUN of the FULL MOON opposition will be at 27°40’ CANCER.

28° CANCER says (please note: Dane Rudhyar’s interpretation was written in 1973 – 43 years ago!):

“AN INDIAN GIRL INTRODUCES HER WHITE LOVER TO HER ASSEMBLED TRIBE.

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Re-introducing Myself to Nature (with Capricornian Oaks & Rocks) – Photo by Melanie, July 2016

Keynote: Inner rebirth through a total acceptance of the primordial values manifest in the human body and its natural functions.

Even as this symbol was formulated in the clairvoyant’s mind, a few individuals belonging to the American intelligentsia were trying to find in their absorption into the culture of the Indian pueblos of the Southwest a solution to their intellectual artificiality and personal emotional emptiness. Fifty years later this process has gained great momentum, especially among the disenchanted youth of our affluent middle class. The soul – or in Jungian terms, the ‘anima’ – is leading the sophisticated and colorless (white) intellect to a level of consciousness at which man can again operate in tune with the vast process of the biosphere, and recover the simplicity and the inner peace which city life and business deny…

What is shown here is an emotional and warm commitment to the RETURN TO NATURE which today appeals so strongly to the new generation, but which Jean Jacques Rousseau, , many great Romanticists and Gauguin long ago advocated and exemplified.”

 

The MOON of the FULL MOON opposition will be at 27°40’ CAPRICORN.

28° CAPRICORN says:

“A LARGE AVIARY.

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Large Heron ‘Nesting Aviary’ – photo by Melanie, July 2016

Keynote: The enjoyment of spiritual values by the soul able to familiarize itself with their implications.

Birds symbolize spiritual forces, and the aviary presents us with a picture of these forces or desires contained  within a mind open to the light of psychic or Soul realities, and bringing joy and harmony to the consciousness. The strenuous ascent represented by the preceding scene (27° CAP) changes into a picture of familiarity with inspiring experiences. Yet this familiarity may also suggest a lack of spontaneity and of the thrill of discovery. To use modern terms, the peak experiences have become those of a high plateau, at which level one may loose one’s sense of direction at times.

The youthful effort to reach the summits of cultural and spiritual attunement has settled down into a complex state of inspiration, a state which at times may bring confusion because of the multiplicity of the voices to which one has become open. One may speak here of CLAIRAUDIENCE, meaning a capacity for being responsive to many inner voices.”

 

  • Having ‘found our place’ up in the heights where the air is thinner, and other ‘rare birds’ are nesting…?
  • A sophisticated, perhaps complex ‘nesting place’ – many voices, outer and inner…
  • “Now as I made it up here, and found my place amongst my peers, is that IT???” Hmmm, could be another `Tower`, even!
  • What does the inner Spirit voice say?

 

URANUS is now stationary at 24°28’ ARIES, and will go retro on July 29 at 24°30’ ARIES.

Since URANUS will go retro before reaching 25°, I chose the 24th degree here:

24° ARIES:

“BLOWN INWARD BY THE WIND, THE CURTAINS OF AN OPEN WINDOW TAKE THE SHAPE OF A CORNUCOPIA.

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Keynote: Openness to the influx of spiritual energies.

The principle of abundance is brought to a further stage in this rather cryptic symbol. Physical fruition is shown operating at a more subtle and spiritual level. The wind (pneuma, spirit) blows through the open mind-window and brings into the house of personality a promise of more-than-material potency. Wind blown from a region of high pressure to one of low pressure. As the window curtains are blown inward, the individual consciousness represented by the house is receiving a more concentrated influx of spiritual energies, enabling this consciousness to extend the scope of its awareness and creative expression.

This message… is that inner growth demands not just an open mind but one able to provide a container for a spiritual harvest. The cornucopian shape of the window’s curtains suggests that the subtler translucent aspect of the mind (the curtains) has acquired a quality of plasticity enabling it to be MOLDED BY TRANSPERSONAL FORCES.”

 

Very apropos the present ‘stormy’ URANIAN influence:

  • A fresh Spirit breeze into open minds!
  • Certain liberating realizations might indeed blow our minds!
  • Rather than going for external or sensational thrill (which is abundantly available nowadays) let’s tune into the URANIAN / Promethean gifts that liberate us FROM the mind-matrix and FOR a truly free and open mind!

 

So what’s this interesting trio of Sabian Symbols for the Cardinal T-Square of SUN / MOON / URANUS telling us, in combination, in summary?

URANUS is guiding, since it will be stationary at that degree all July and August, into mid September!

A theme for the SUMMER:

Back to Nature, to our inner nature, flying high and nesting with our Spirit tribe, yet even there, not getting too settled, and staying open to transpersonal shifts and gifts that truly liberate and change us!

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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