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Che Guevara 90: Born Revolutionary Hero

14 May

SO, on this day would be Che Guevara’s 90th birthday!
Yes, only – he was born on May 14, 1928 and died at age 39!

Feliz Cumpleanos, Che Ernesto!

On an epic journey in Cuba in Feb 2012 with a friend, Che’s charismatic revolutionary icon was omnipresent, and of course we also visited Santa Clara – the town of the decisive battle of the Cuban Revolution in 1958 where he’s most prominently immortalized.

We weren’t even aware at the time that it would have been the year of Che’s URANUS Return (for everyone at age 84) – full circle of the planet of Revolution and Liberation.

No surprise that URANUS features prominently in Che’s chart.
Goes to show how distinctly Astrology points to the Archetypes, in ‘bigger than life’ people’, and in all of us. 

Check out Che’s birth chart here.
Ironically, there’s also a controversy around his birth date being May 14 or June 14, 1928. In the museum, I found the date May 14 verified and took a note (I believe it was even the birth certificate), and that’s what the usually very reliable Swiss astro.com has too. Vamos!

Here it is again:

 

  • URANUS right on his AC in early ARIES and chart ruler MARS right ‘behind’, in universal PISCES in the 12th – born revolutionary and freedom fighter on behalf of ‘the whole’. Self sacrificing, charismatic, iconic, bigger than life. Expressing the ‘Zeitgeist’ and being a force for change.
  • His URANUS / AC is also in square with his MC in CAP which is ruled by SATURN retro in SAG with his South Node in the 9th House: On a mission to ‘disrupt’ (as we nowadays say), challenge, and overthrow a system / establishment that ‘didn’t work for him’ (SATURN retro) with a clear alternative vision and direction.
  • Something in him gave him intrinsic authority and leadership, independent of age (SATURN retro – his only retro planet – with his SN). Well, his youthful / forever young warrior spirit (ARIES / URANUS / MARS Rising, and SATURN in SAG) was so iconic throughout.
  • His job astrologically / life map wise was to communicate his revolutionary philosophy into understandable ways that people would resonate with – which would create a huge wave (SN / SATURN in his 9th House in SAG, NN / MERCURY in GEM in his 3rd, and the PISCES MOON in his 12th House squaring the Nodal Axis). And yes, giving the collective, the needs of the people (MOON in PI in the 12th House) a thrust for freedom (MARS in late PI to URANUS in AR) expressed directly through his presence, his life. 
  • And a big dynamic, assertive presence that-is: JUPITER in AR in the 1st House too.
  • Very dynamically charismatic and popular way beyond his life, via the square from his TAURUS SUN square NEPTUNE in LEO.

 

And guess what the Sabian Symbol for Che’s MERCURY in GEM (close to his karmic North Node) is?

GEMINI 5°: “A REVOLUTIONARY MAGAZINE ASKING FOR ACTION.

KEYNOTE: The explosive tendency of repressed feelings and root emotions.

Every movement overstressing one direction calls forth in time an equally extreme movement in the opposite direction. This is particularly true at the level of the dualistic mind symbolized in the zodiac by Gemini. What is rigidly bound in form and convention tends to explode into formlessness. It may do so violently if socially oppressed — through revolution — or at the psychological level in psychosis; or it may withdraw inwardly into the mystical state in which one identifies with an unformulatable Reality.

This fifth stage is related to the first, for it is the experience of a world of being so far unperceived by the everyday consciousness which starts the process. In the same sense a psychedelic experience may momentarily make the mind transparent to a non-ego-structured realm of consciousness, and may lead to a sustained attempt at understanding what has been revealed of a transcendent Reality. Whether the revolutionary action is violent or peaceful, bitterly resentful or loving, the one desire is TO REACH BEYOND ESTABLISHED FORMS.”

 

What a day to commemorate the revolutionary spirit, since tomorrow – just after the New Moon URANUS will enter TAURUS and be squared by MARS, freshly entered into Freedom for All oriented AQ on the day after!

Viva la Revolution!
Freedom from within – unconditionally!

And: The Power of Love leads the Evolution, and the Revolution of the Heart.
Freedom to BE!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

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GEMINI New Moon (May 25): Revolutionary Alchemy

25 May

VENUS and MARS are stirring it UP!

Johfra Bosschart Gemini Phoenix

Mercury Rules Gemini. Painting by Johfra Bosschart. Upper part detail: The Phoenix

 

Before we meet the GEMINI New Moon directly, let’s honour ‘her entourage’ of planetary ‘players’, and the overall Astro sphere – GEMINI AIR is fanning a lot of FIRE…

The GEMINI painting by Johfra Bosschart shows on its top the double-headed Phoenix bird, arising from the Yin-Yang Alchemy of opposites. In this deeper sense, GEMINI is the Alchemist.

And we are called to be Alchemists of conflict, dualities and opposites, in so many ways, these days.

A very dynamic, fiery scene is going on these days, with a Grand Fire Trine (in effect all May), as well as MARS and VENUS, the two archetypal ‘lovers’ being both quite active in their own ways.

When it comes to FIRE, VENUS / URANUS ignite us in ARIES, the North Node in LEO, LILITH and SATURN (retro) in SAG. Let’s be authentic, express who we are, trust and follow the Heart & Spirit!
The ‘Grand Fire Trine’ of VENUS / URANUS, North Node, and SATURN – the trine between the ‘key players’ SATURN and URANUS was exact on May 18 (second one of 3 times: Dec 24, 2016, May 18 and Nov 2, 2017) – extends its effects throughout May – and is in the cosmic field throughout Spring. VENUS now comes into the trine picture too: June 1 – 3, ‘she’s in trine with SATURN, and then conjunct URANUS:

So rewarding to say NO (SATURN) to more, more, more / anything goes / excessive abundance for its own sake (even as addictive overwhelm – SATURN comes out of a square with CHIRON in PI) when the heart isn’t on board with a certain ‘deal’, or it’s not ones path / anymore (SATURN in SAG). 

This opens the door for abundant serendipitous gifts when / as we are free (URANUS in AR), and radically, authentically, lovingly, present in the moment (VENUS / URANUS in AR).
A Revolution and Alchemy of the Heart!

VENUS in AR goes technically first into square with PLUTO retro in CAP – exact today, the New Moon day – before entering the Grand Trine, even though the ‘whole picture’ happens simultaneously, of course.
Time to let the ‘old regime’ of inner ancestral disempowering stories and imprints, esp. about our self-worth (like: “you need to work hard to be worthy, loved, attractive” “everyone else is ‘further ahead’, no way catching up!”) and our disempowering responses to external, present-day controlling structures and situations burn up and die in the Bonfire of Love, and meet the inner and outer worlds from a naturally powerfully authentic, loving place!
No way going back into the historic rabbit hole…

Through unburdening ourselves from the shackles of the past that we might have been unconsciously loyal to, we naturally find our freedom. Just as removing junk from a river allows it to naturally run freely.

NEPTUNE / CHIRON in PI – in the mutable T-square too – help forgive, release, and surrender it all in the Unifying Field – call it Universal Love and Oneness.
Ultimate Medicine…

 

Ganesh, the Remover / Shower of Obstacles, and MARS, the Ego Executor – Meeting SATURN, the Sage

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, the elephant headed Hindu deity, known as ‘Remover of Obstacles’ would be a good one to invoke, to show us our personal obstacles, and the path to be free from them.
IF Ganesh resonates with you, that is – otherwise, I trust you have your personal inner gurus and guides…

Of course, the separate Ego is big time THE obstacle to freedom.
MARS is the ‘Ego planet’ that helps us assert ourselves, yet can also keep us separate.

MARS, presently in GEMINI, works via the ‘sword of the mind’ that questions and doubts.
Notice how this strategy keeps you separate.
Watch your inner aggressive voice, and inquire into it, from the inner SATURN in SAG ‘Sage’ / inner wise teacher, asking, probing:
“Is this true?” Why do you believe this thought?” “What would be a more expansive way of seeing this?”, and, ultimately: “Who is even the thinker of that thought? Can s/he be seen?”.

MARS in GEM approaches its opposition with SATURN retro in SAG now, exact on May 28.
An excellent time (rather than living out this charged dynamic with opinionated, judgmental aggressiveness) to approach the pairing with curious inquiry (GEM) and sincere spiritual maturity (SATURN in SAG).

MARS in GEM on the other hand exposes a too rigid, righteous SATURN in SAG: There’s not just ‘one way’. Many paths of truth. 

The New Moon in GEM initiates a new beginning for new learning, new avenues, new questions, new dialogue (incl. inner) – new Alchemy!

 

Sabian Symbol for the New Moon

CheGEMINI 5°: “A REVOLUTIONARY MAGAZINE ASKING FOR ACTION.

KEYNOTE: The explosive tendency of repressed feelings and root emotions.

Every movement overstressing one direction calls forth in time an equally extreme movement in the opposite direction. This is particularly true at the level of the dualistic mind symbolized in the zodiac by Gemini. What is rigidly bound in form and convention tends to explode into formlessness. It may do so violently if socially oppressed — through revolution — or at the psychological level in psychosis; or it may withdraw inwardly into the mystical state in which one identifies with an unformulatable Reality.

This fifth stage is related to the first, for it is the experience of a world of being so far unperceived by the everyday consciousness which starts the process. In the same sense a psychedelic experience may momentarily make the mind transparent to a non-ego-structured realm of consciousness, and may lead to a sustained attempt at understanding what has been revealed of a transcendent Reality. Whether the revolutionary action is violent or peaceful, bitterly resentful or loving, the one desire is TO REACH BEYOND ESTABLISHED FORMS.”

Quite fascinating that THE revolutionary of the 20th century, Che Guevara (* May 14, 1928), was born with MERCURY at 5° GEM, close to his North Node – a karmic purpose to communicate his Sagittarian revolutionary philosophies to the people. He also had MARS in late PI, conjunct URANUS in early AR, which is right on his AC!

Obviously, the Sabian Symbol can be interpreted as an outer, societal, and / or radical inner transformation.
What can bring THIS about?
Takes us back to VENUS / URANUS in late AR (building up, post VENUS square PLUTO retro in CAP, with the New Moon) – exact on June 3:
The Power of Love leads the Evolution, and the Revolution of the Heart. Freedom to BE!

 

Time to take a look at the GEMINI New Moon chart:

GEM NM 2017

As you see, the SUN / MOON pairing is almost unaspected (except for the square to the AC here from the West Coast perspective): The ‘Revolutionary Alchemy’ has ‘a life of its own’ – which can be quite powerful when consciously accessed.

As always with a New Moon, we’re in the ‘conception cauldron’ where solar rays of intention unite with lunar receptivity and openness. Both belong together, for creative newness to occur.

Wherever early GEMINI is in your chart – maybe even your SUN, MOON, AC, or planets are there, be the revolutionary Alchemist through that area of life / through those planetary Archetypes!
Example: VENUS in early GEM in your 11th house: Set intentions, and be open and curious to attract new friends and social networks. Go into dialogue with them, see what you can learn from one another.

The GEMINI MOON will approach MARS, and oppose SATURN retro in SAG, both on Fri May 26 – emotionally charging the opposition which will be exact on Sun May 28.
So, let’s not buy into the arguments of the separative, confrontational ego forces, but rather inquire more deeply into the truth of the matter (see above), and feed our genuine curiosity to learn (GEM) and grow (SAG). 

On Sat May 27, the MOON will enter CANCER, where our needs for nurturing (giving and receiving) come up. The MOON goes into a Cardinal Grand Cross with VENUS / URANUS in AR, JUPITER in LI, and PLUTO in CAP on Sun May 28.
This cardinal ‘powerhouse’, besides the already active mutable commotion, can be channeled into making new powerful choices that truly meet our essential needs and the needs of the whole (doesn’t have to be a conflict), and roll with them.
‘On the wings of the New Moon’, we can create a ‘prototype’ for a powerful Living from the Heart.

On June 1 – 2, the MOON in VIRGO will go into a Mutable Grand Cross with the SUN and MARS in GEM, LILITH and SATURN in SAG, and NEPTUNE and CHIRON in PI.
Rather than being stressed out over and overwhelmed by ‘the ten thousand things’ let’s find the ‘hub of the wheel’, in our inner centre, through meditation, yoga, or any personal wellness practice that brings us into alignment and wholeness from within.

 

So many Blessings for your GEMINI New Moon cycle!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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