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It’s MidSummer! Happy Lammas / Lughnassadh / LEO-nassad!

30 Jul

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Blessings for the sacred season of Central Summer, dear ASTRO~NEWS Reader!

Central LEO is ‘double LEO’ (centre of the fixed sign, where energy concentrates):
Solid Summer Heat & Glow!

 

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with the Equinoxes and Solstices, and the fixed ‘Gates of Power’: Beltane, LAMMAS / Lughnassadh, Samhain / Halloween, and Imbolc.

LAMMAS / LUGHNASSADH is traditionally celebrated on Aug 1.

Exact mid (15°) LEO would be actually a few days later,  Aug 7 / 8.

It’s the great festival of Lugh, or Lug, the great Celtic Sun King and God of Light.
At Lammas the Goddess is in Her aspect as Grain Mother, Harvest Mother, and Harvest Queen.

Grain is ripe to harvest, and in the country harvest festivals are starting now.
I grew up in the Bavarian country, and remember the golden glow of wheat fields…

You can find a beautiful description of Lammas traditions and suggestions for little rituals at this site The Goddess and the Green Man.

 

Demeter / Ceres Relief

 

And it’s the celebration of CERES the grain goddess.
Presently, Asteroid CERES dwells (since end of June until early Sept) in VIRGO, the sign of the Harvest Maiden.
How perfectly aligned – and supportive for us, in this super-retro Summer 2018 to re-align and bring the best of our work ‘in line’ for harvest, while Earth-Mothering our health and wellness too.

 

 

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo: SUMMER

 

With SUN, North Node and MERCURY retro in passionate, creative LEO, and just post the Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in AQ….
… I trust your creativity and co-creation sky-rocket, as you RE-connect with and from the HEART, and Live Life Lovingly (the all-time LEO motto)!

 

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Lioness Friends

 

The post LAMMAS LEO New Moon / Partial Solar Eclipse on Aug 11 (Blog post to follow) will be at 18°42 LEO.
Live Life Lovingly!
Access the LEO solid warmth-of-heart, and creative power in the area of life where mid LEO is in your chart!

1st House:
How you show up. Celebrate and BE Yourself!

2nd House:
What you have and value – Own Your Radiance!

3rd House:
Your environment – Celebrate in the City!

4th House:
Your home – Be the King or Queen – and generous Host/ess!

5th House:
Your creativity – You’re the HEART-ist!

6th House:
Your work and health – A warm Heart is the best health insurance, and good for your business too 🙂

7th House:
Your significant others – they are special, as is your relationship! Celebrate Life & Love together!

8th House:
Your deep involvement and transformations – perhaps from ego investment into the pure Heart?

9th House:
Your travels and worldviews – Travel with joy, and put your creations out there into the World!

10th House:
Your calling and purpose – is LOVE!

11th House:
Your community – A Celebration! Where everyone’s a Star.

12th House:
Your oneness with ALL – the ‘Real Gold’…

 

Happy LEO Times to y’all!

 

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.

I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.
AUGUST is Client Appreciation Month in my Astrology practice – celebrating its 18th(!) anniversary, with substantial discounts on consultation sessions – 11 – 22 – 33%!
The longer ago you had your first session the less you pay in August! 🙂 .
But even as a client newbie you get 11% off this month!

 

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with 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.

AUGUST is Client Appreciation Month, at the occasion of the 18th anniversary of my Astrology practice!
Come on over, or let’s meet online, for a substantially discounted (11% – 22% – 33%, depending on how long you’ve been my client 😉 ) Astro session. And let your friends know!

 

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Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
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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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SUN, MOON, and PLANETS in Motion 2018 – An Astro Overview of the Year

31 Dec

Dear Astro~News Reader,


SATURN now in CAPRICORN likes things concise and organized.
So I’m offering you an Overview of Planetary Movements, New Moons, Full Moons, and Eclipses for the whole year 2018!

Feel free to print it off as a reference, and share it – while honouring my copyright.

And if you’re specifically interested in getting a sense of one or the other Transit come join our Astro workshops and Parlours!  
They are in the meantime all accessible online, via FB Messenger or Skype, from your home / holiday around the globe. Just register with your birth info (so that I can set up and integrate YOUR chart into the discussion), and show up at the PST / PDT time).

 

The big News Makers in 2018 are of course CHIRON and URANUS, both temporarily changing signs!

CHIRON has been in PISCES since 2011, and tries on ARIES from mid-April to end of Sept 2018.
URANUS has been in ARIES also since 2011, and provokes early TAURUS mid April to early Nov 2018. 

Here’s the whole line-up.
Interpretations of the alignments as they approach.



Or come to our 2018 New Years Outlook Parlour, on Jan 4!


Some room in the evening group left. Afternoon group is quite full now.


SUN / MOON –

12 New Moons, 13 Full Moons, and 5 Eclipses 

Mystical Moon – Photo by Melanie Dec 2, 2017

Jan 1 / 2: New Year’s SuperSuperMOON in CAN – CAP

Jan 16: CAP NM

Jan 31: ‘Blue Moon’ / SuperMoon LEO – AQ FM / TLE (Total Lunar Eclipse)

Feb 15: AQ NM / Partial SE. Chinese New Year of the Yang Earth Dog starts on Feb 16!

March 1: VIR – PI FM

March 17: PI NM

March 31: LI – AR FM. Easter is on Apr 1 (w/e after the first FM in Spring).

Apr 15: AR NM – with URANUS

Apr 29: SCO – TAU FM (energetic Wesak Moon)

May 15: TAU NM. And URANUS enters TAU.

May 29: SAG – GEM FM

June 13: GEM NM

June 27: CAP – CAN FM

July 12: CAN NM / Partial SE – opp. PLUTO in CAP

July 27: AQ – LEO FM / TLE

Aug 11: LEO NM / Partial SE

Aug 26: PI – VIR FM

Sept 9: VIR NM

Sept 24: AR – LI FM

Oct 8: LI NM

Oct 24: TAU – SCO FM

Nov 7: SCO NM

Nov 23: GEM / SAG FM

Dec 7: SAG NM

Dec 22: Winter Solstice FM in CAN – CAP

 

Mercury doing its retro somersaults again…

MERCURY Retrograde

3 times a year for 3 weeks, this year almost completely in FIRE signs:

March 22 – Apr 15 in AR
Pre-retro ‘Storm’ starts March 15. Post-retro ‘Storm’ ends Apr 24.

July 25 – Aug 18 in LEO
Pre-retro ‘Storm’ starts July 17. Post-retro ‘Storm’ ends Aug 24.

Nov 16 – Dec 6 in SAG / late SCO
Pre-retro ‘Storm’ starts Nov 11. Post-retro ‘Storm’ ends Dec 11.

 

VENUS Retrograde in SCORPIO / late LIBRA

About every 1½ years, last time in March / Apr 2017:
Oct 5 – Nov 16, 2018 (‘New VENUS’ on Oct 26).

 

MARS Retrograde in AQ / late CAPRICORN

About every 2 years, last time Apr – June 2016:
June 26 – Aug 27, 2018.

 

LILITH in CAPRICORN since Nov 8, 2017 until Aug 6, 2018, then in AQUARIUS until May 3, 2019.

 

JUPITER in SCORPIO since Oct 10, 2017, until Nov 8, 2018 when it enters SAGITTARIUS – the Zodiac sign it rules!

JUPITER in SCO will go retro on March 8, and direct on July 10, 2018 (close to SE NM on July 12).

JUPITER in SCO in Square with the Nodal Axis in AQ – LEO end of Dec 2017 / early Jan 2018.

JUPITER in SCO in Water Trine with NEPTUNE in PI May – Aug (exact May 25 and Aug 19).

JUPITER in SCO in Sextile with PLUTO (Ruler of SCO) in Jan (exact Jan 15), Apr (exact Apr 14), and Sept (exact Sept 12).

JUPITER in SCO in Water Trine with CHIRON in PI in Oct / Nov (exact Nov 1).

 

SATURN in CAPRICORN (Dec 19, 2017, until Dec 17. 2020).

Saturn Infrared (Hubble Space Telescope)

SATURN will go retro on Apr 17, and direct on Sept 6, 2018.

SATURN in early CAP will go into Square with CHIRON in early ARIES in Aug 2018 (but not exact).

SATURN in early CAP will go into Earth Trine with URANUS in early TAURUS in Aug / Sept 2018 (but not exact).

 

CHIRON in PISCES (since 2011) will enter ARIES…

…for the first time on Apr 17 until Sept 25, 2018, then fully on Feb 18, 2019.
CHIRON will go retro on July 4, and direct on Dec 8, 2018.

 

URANUS in ARIES (since 2011) will enter TAURUS…

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

 

…for the first time on May 15 until Nov 6, 2018, then fully on March 6, 2019.
URANUS will go direct on Jan 2, retro on Aug 7, 2018, and direct on Jan 7, 2019.

 

NEPTUNE in PISCES (until 2026).

NEPTUNE will go retro on June 18, and direct on Nov 24, 2018.

 

PLUTO in CAPRICORN (until 2023).

PLUTO will go retro on Apr 22, and direct on Sept 30, 2018.

 

Main ASTEROIDS by Zodiac Signs in 2018:

CERES in LEO to SCO.

PALLAS in TAU to LI.

JUNO in AQ to TAU.

VESTA in SAG to CAP.

Details for the Asteroid Transits in the Llewellyn Daily Planetary Guide – Ephemeris tables for the year, and at www.astro.com’s Ephemeris.

 

Stay tuned for Special Occasion Astro Workshops in 2018!

Details via Astro~News, and on my FB Astro Page!

Here’s a preliminary itinerary for the first half of 2018:

  • The ECLIPSES of January / February WS on Mon Jan 29.
  • CHINESE NEW YEAR of the Yang Earth Dog WS on Thu Feb 15.
  • Happy Birthday, VICTORIA! Astrology, the City, and YOU PARLOUR on Wed March 14.
  • CHIRON into ARIES WS on Mon Apr 16.
  • WESAK MOON Astro Attunement on Apr 29.
  • URANUS into TAURUS WS on Mon May 14.
  • MARS retro WS on Mon June 25.
  • The ECLIPSES of July / Aug WS on Mon July 9.

 

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

Melanie

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2017

 

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