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VENUS Retro 2020 (May 12 – June 24) – all in GEM: Regeneration of the Inner Love Goddess

8 May

The VENUS Retro ‘Season’ is almost ON!

Birth of Venus, by S. Botticelli

 

And here’s a nice multi-faceted (a la GEM) piece for your reading pleasure – enJoy! 

As I’m welcoming the VENUSian Turning Point, I’m reflecting on the patterns and experiences of  previous VENUS Retro phases (every 18 months). There’s an inner thread between VENUS Retro phases.

Often, I re-connected with significant others, and found the deeper truth of the relationship which could lead to transformation and often release… 

If you’d like to tune in too, and find clues, here’s the line-up of the last 5 VENUS Retro phases, since the BIG one – the ‘VENUS Passage’ over the Sun disk in early June 2012 – remember?   

May 15 – June 27, 2012 – in GEMINI

Dec 21, 2013 – Jan 31, 2014 – in CAP

July 25 – Sept 6, 2015 – in LEO

March 4 – Apr 15, 2017 – in AR / PI

Oct 5 – Nov 16, 2018 – in LIBRA / SCO

May 12 – June 24, 2020 – in GEMINI

The one this year will move over approx the same segment of the Zodiac as in 2012 – a VENUS Retro ‘Return’.

Venus – Moon Evening Dance – April 2020

Magnetic VENUS has been our faithful ‘Evening Star’ companion for the last months – so beautiful to behold.

Here’s a pic of Her (faint light on the bottom right – due to my reg. little camera), not far from the waxing MOON.

VENUS is going ‘into the Underworld’ now (will be invisible as She approaches on retro course the SUN) to regenerate herself as the Morning Star!

Astrologically, VENUS is now stationary in late GEM, and will go retro (inward-backward) on May 12 (until June 24).

This cosmic process will help us shift from being so other-oriented (VENUS ‘Evening Star’ has a LIBRA undertone: pleasing, comparing, copying, judging) to find our Intrinsic Value, fall in Love with ourselves, and naturally attract from there (VENUS ‘Morning Star has a TAURUS undertone)!

 

Ever since She entered GEMINI in early April the Retro themes are already showing up:
In the pre- and first half of retro phase, it’s about noticing which old themes in relationships (LIBRA undertone of the ‘Evening Star’ VENUS) come up.
Maybe literally with partners on all levels – unresolved relationship issues that need to be spoken about and alchemized (GEMINI).


The VENUS Retro phase in GEMINI can help us with finding our own Alchemy & Self Love – always a better foundation for relationships anyway.
And the theme of Twin Flames is a big one for VENUS (plus retro phase) in GEMINI.

 

The VENUS retro phase happens only every 18 months.


The last one was Oct 5 – Nov 16, 2018 in LIBRA – SCO – perhaps you remember VENUS retro themes you were experiencing and learning then and which are rippling over again – esp. if they’re unresolved?

A very relevant event in public at that time was the Dr. Blasey Ford – Judge Kauvenaugh investigation / sexual assault allegations going back (VENUS retro) to their high school years in the 1980’s. Even though, Dr. Ford gave at a public hearing gave a testimony that couldn’t be refuted, and two other witnesses also came forward accusing J. K. of past sexual assaults, the Senate voted on Oct 6 (day after VENUS went retro in SCO) 50:48 to confirm Judge K.’s nomination to the Supreme Court – a very controversial ‘Tipping Point’ decision. The whole event in the VENUS (mostly pre)retro phase had clearly to do with LIBRA (law / judge) – SCORPIO (until then hidden / covered sexual assault).    

Wondering whether during this upcoming VENUS retro phase in GEMINI we’ll see another public scandal that has to do with relationships from the past, in this case prob. rather related to information / education / science / trade (GEMINI).   

 

VENUS goes retro at 22º GEMINI – super close to U.S. President Trump’s SUN / URANUS.
Plus, it’s exact to the degree on the U.S. MARS in the 7th House.
Obviously, the U.S. are very affected by this VENUS retro.

We already see around the world SO much debate (GEM) and controversy (MARS) re: the present virus policy. Freedom of speech (GEM) is critically important (SATURN in AQ). But also important to notice what we’re attracted to and give energy / thereby feed even what we don’t want to see (Laws of Attraction).


And – a la VENUS retro – there’s likely another historic / hidden (retro) background that the public doesn’t know about yet.
I’d be surprised if we were NOT surprised by what will be presented under VENUS retro – quite possibly through the Feminine.

A variety of scientists and journalists (GEM / MARS in AQ) are coming forward…
Which scientists and journalists and other public voices can we really trust (GEM – SAG – where the Nodal Axis will shift into early June)?!
I’d say, a prerequisite is that they’re genuinely curious, and invite / are themselves available for open discourse.  

 

With VENUS ‘cruising’ now in GEMINI, the inner and outer Feminine are VERY communicado – interested in / attracted to learning and discussing with people – maybe a bit scattered too, since SO much is interesting to find out about.

A lot of information is out on the internet, and people are attracted to, esp. re: the Covid Crisis.
Controversial Covid discussions happen.
Which is totally ok – if it’s about information / discussion / allowing for questioning (GEM), rather than judgment / attack / shutting down the other/s, from a place of being ‘on the right side’ / entitled to represent ‘the Truth’ (a la CAP / SAG where the Lunar South Node is now and which shows more and more how we loose energy over this).
Thank goodness JUPITER & PLUTO in CAP are also already or soon on retro course, to dismantle the shadow and support big REveal.

 

On a lighter note:
If YOU have GEMINI in your chart (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets), enjoy being a magnet this Spring and early to mid-Summer, like a flower to butterflies!
Even in ‘social distancing’ mode – since that’s certainly not a hindrance for VENUS’ turning soon retro.

 

Don’t close the door to Love says VENUS retro.
And how about learning new things you’re attracted to, together with / while meeting others (online or in ‘real life’)?

Raises the vibrations, is a welcome distraction from the virus distress, plus: Learning connects.
Return to lightness and openness to listen and learn, says VENUS soon retro in GEMINI.

With VENUS presently slowing down (‘she”s already in pre-retro stationary ‘storm’ since end of April) you might have noticed early VENUS retro symptoms and premonitions:

  • Have loved ones and lovers ‘from the past’ / from ‘past’ relationships (even from different time lines) RE-connected with you, or ‘just’ shown up in your life? 
    How about women from the past – esp. relating to the House where GEM is in your chart?
  • Have you been RE-minded of, and attracted to RE-connect with them?
  • Are you drawn to connect through starting a new conversation (GEM), but so many things are ‘in the way’ / old agenda needs to be cleared first???? VENUS retro can show you what that is.
  • Are you called to read and learn about something you love but those books have been left sitting on the shelf / courses in your folders? Time to pull them out – who knows what the read and learning re-kindles… Puzzle pieces might come together, dots might be connected in your understanding, old and almost forgotten questions might be answered.

 

Sabian Symbol for the VENUS Retro Point on May 12

VENUS reaches 21º50′ GEMINI before going retro.
Since that’s so close to 22º GEM let’s see what it tells us.

Mexican Concurso

GEMINI 22°:
“DANCING COUPLES IN A HARVEST FESTIVAL.

KEYNOTE:The wholesome enjoyment of organic processes and emotional drives.

Again we have an image in strong contrast to the first of this series. From the mind-built city, where workmen claim a larger sphere of social abundance, we find ourselves in the village, where men and women live in far greater harmony with natural and seasonal processes, giving free rein to their emotional instincts.
The two poles of a wholesome society – the large industrial city and the agricultural village – should be included; likewise the two poles of a healthy personality – mind and natural emotions – should be active.

This is the contrasting second stage of the seventeenth sequence of five symbols. It stresses the value of rhythmic, healthful activity in a natural setup, for this leads to an often much needed process of BIOENERGETIC REBUILDING.”

 

Uhhh – wouldn’t that be wonderful if by mid-May when VENUS goes retro an overall bio-energetic rebuilding in human health was on the upswing?

Yet – rather than just building up our hopes for something to happen on outward levels, how can we integrate wholesome wellness, by living in harmony with Nature and the seasons?
Besides / despite all the information and instructions that are swirling around, GEMINI style – what do our instincts & Self Love say?
As mentioned – when VENUS goes retro we move from a strong relational orientation to ‘the other’ (for better to worse) to come to our own values and to Self Love.

Overall, with VENUS in GEMINI, we learn about Love & Values.
It also affects money (as an expression of values) – a redefinition.

 

Anahata – Heart Chakra Yantra

And VENUS Retro is about transforming Fear into Love – best Alchemy and prob. the most important!

The Heart Chakra also connects with the lungs and has the AIR Element attributed.
Love literally strengthens our immune system.
Let’s breathe this IN & offer it out – aaahhhh!

It’s a good time for writing, in loving, relational ways (VENUS), and ‘just’ as l’art pour l’art.
And for those Springy reads on your porch or under shady trees (no social distancing from them required)…

 

As in every VENUS retro phase, this will be also a checking in on, and evaluating of our patterns in relationships: How, whom, and what we desire and attract, and what’s really a good harmonious match for us.
Even more so, it’s a RE-newal of Self-Love, and Self-Value, and a RE-alignment of whom, what, and how we attract, with Consciousness & Spirit (the SUN) leading – vs giving in to what looks / sounds attractive from the outside / onset.

 

VENUS is pre-, during, and post-retro for a long time in GEMINI (started Apr 3, and goes until Aug 7).
There are so many ways of seeing things. GEMINI celebrates diversity, and learning from one another.

 

The Lunar North Node will also enter GEMINI (and the South Node SAG), on June 5 – day of the SAG – GEM Full Moon / Partial Lunar Eclipse, and just 2 days after the ‘New VENUS’ (as ‘she’ aligns with the SUN, on June 3, and a new cycle begins).
This Nodal dynamic will be on for 1 1/2 years, until Jan 2021.

Nodal themes on this karmic axis will be:
To question (GEM) the old story / agenda / narrative / ‘truth’ (SAG), to inquire and learn rather than assume and ‘know’, and not to believe everything you (or even: they) think.

More about the Nodal shift closer to the date.

U.S. President Trump will have his Nodal Return this year (every 18 – 19 years), AND he was even born under a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in SAG / SN – GEM / NN (which we’ll have on June 5).
I’d be surprised if he wasn’t up to something / the Universe hasn’t something in store for him.

 

 

 

The double effect of NN in GEM & New VENUS in GEM supports and welcomes attracting new Alchemy.

As the image of the Feminine – Masculine ‘Phoenix Twins’ below shows, the dualities are being alchemized in GEM.
Both Woman & Man hold the Caduceus, the winged staff of Hermes / Mercury (ruler of GEMINI) with the two yin & yang serpents – rather than the modern medical / pharmaceutical / WHO symbol of the staff with only one serpent… might be a bit one-sided – got an idea on which side? 
While the tendency of the Mind (MERCURY) is to go into dualities, starting with naming this and / vs that, the GEMINI path is to meet and transmute Dualities. The Phoenix behind / above their Union represents to me Rebirth in the ONE.

 

Mercury Rules Gemini. Interchange and alchemical union of ‘opposites’ – Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

When VENUS has reached the half-way point of ‘her’ retro journey on June 3, ‘she’ meets the SUN – a ‘NEW VENUS’ is born!
A turning point where we have (hopefully!) come back to ourselves, let Spirit  (the SUN) lead, and attractions that are aligned with the Consciousness of Alchemy (GEM) can follow.

 

Esp. if you have SUN, MOON, PLANETS, or AC in GEMINI…
this VENUS retro phase will be a gift for you, to transform deep old patterns about attraction and relationship – in relation to those Planetary Archetypes.
Fall in Love with yourSelf, with Life, with Spirit / Consciousness, while naturally magnetizing from that place!

For all of us:
In the area of life related to GEMINI in our charts (esp. House wise – or via our Planetary Archetypes in GEM) we’re invited to go inwards-backwards, release & regenerate, and from there to attract in a new way.

 

Where in your chart is GEMINI?


That’s where you look for / find new inspiration, diversity, and are interested in learning & exploring.
VENUS helps you appreciate and attract in relation to these areas of your Life.

 

VENUS retro in GEMINI in your… House –
From other-orientation to Self Love in these areas of Life:

1st House
Your Presence and Sense of Self

2nd House
Your Values, your Body, what you own, literally & metaphorically, your Business

3rd House
You in Your Local Environment

4th House
You and Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

5th House:
Your Creative, Playful, Inner Child and Lover

6th House
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House
Your Partners & Significant Others

8th House
Your Involvement and Sharing with Others, Your Transformations

9th House
What gives you Meaning, Your Wisdom, Inspiration, Path and Travels

10th House
Your Purpose incl Career, Your Public Self

11th House
Your Social Side – Engagement with Society, Groups and Friends

12th House
Your Transcendent and Spiritual Self and Union with All-that-Is

 

If you’re interested in learning more about the gifts of VENUS now and for a looong time – until mid-Summer in GEMINI let’s set up an Astro Sample Session focused on VENUS!
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7:12 – 9:12 pm PDT evening group

We welcome what shows up and is ripe for transformation for everybody in the group.
Audio recording link will be sent to all participants.

 

And here they are:

Continued VENUS Dates with other ‘Planetary Players’ while She’s in GEMINI

…with some (SATURN, MARS, CHIRON, LILITH, and NEPTUNE) 2-3 times pre-, during, and post-retro

 

  • MAY 12
    VENUS goes retro at 21º50′ GEMINI (check out the Sabian Symbol below!)
    From outer-other orientation (making it about ‘them’) to RE-connecting with the Love within.
    And yes, of course also: Re-connecting with Loved Ones! Heart Communication is an act of Love.

 

  • MAY 20 (also July 27)
    VENUS retro in GEM in square with NEPTUNE in PISCES.

    Picking up gifts of Love Alchemy that might have been temporarily lost. 

 

  • MAY 22 – New MOON in early GEM
    MERCURY meets VENUS retro in GEM
    New ways of lovingly inquiring? Love Letters encouraged too 🙂
    Uhhh, and so many people from the past whom we can lovingly check in with these days.

 

  • MAY 26
    VENUS retro ‘Evening Star’ disappears from our view (as She approaches the SUN).
    Into the depth of the ‘Underworld Alchemy’ 

 

  • JUNE 2
    VENUS retro in GEM in square with MARS in PISCES
    Even if we don’t know where we’re going, let’s stay curious and connected, and be adaptable like surfers.

 

  • JUNE 3 – Day of the ‘New VENUS’
    VENUS retro meets the SUN in GEM – half-way point of the VENUS retro Journey.
    And VENUS retro is in sextile with LILITH in ARIES (again on July 27)
    The ‘New VENUS’ guides us to our intrinsic values, and LILITH reminds us: Our True Nature is unconditionally / unconditioned wild & free.

 

  • JUNE 11 (also July 10)
    VENUS retro in GEM in sextile with CHIRON in AR
    Did new-old vulnerabilities arise through the VENUS retro Journey? Hopefully they brought their own Medicine too. Part of the Alchemy. And adding to the Self Love bundle.

 

  • JUNE 12
    VENUS emerges as the ‘Morning Star’.
    We Rise again, and from Self Love we attract for the Alchemy.

 

  • JUNE 24
    VENUS goes direct again at 5º20′ GEMINI
    …and will soon rise as the ‘Morning Star’ again before Sunrise.
    Intrinsic Love Goddess lift us up!

 

  • JULY 10
    VENUS post-retro in GEM in sextile with CHIRON – then stationary (going retro on July 11) in AR (3rd and last time)
    How has what’s been shared and learned contributes to healing?
    Integration time to follow with CHIRON retro (July 11 – Dec 15)

 

  • JULY 27
    Lots of VENUS alignments, and a very astro active day otherwise!
    VENUS post-retro in GEM in sextile with LILITH in ARIES (3rd and last time), in square with NEPTUNE then retro in PISCES (also 3rd and last time), and in quincunx with JUPITER retro in CAP, plus VENUS goes out of the post-retro ‘shadow’ (passes 21º50′ GEMINI – the point in the Zodiac She went retro from).
    Full-on graduation / integration of the Alchemy, when it comes to being fiercely authentic yet loving, staying connected, and showing up with our Best.

 

  • AUG 4
    VENUS post-retro in GEM in quincunx with SATURN then retro and back in CAP
    Yes we can stay light & loving while lots of stuff needs to be done – or rather: completed.

 

  • AUG 7
    VENUS enters CANCER (until Sept 6).
    Home is where the Heart is.

 

Quick overview again re:
Multiple contacts of VENUS with…

 

  • SATURN in AQ / CAP
    April 4: Air Trine to SATURN in AQ while VENUS is pre-retro,
    Aug 4: Quincunx to SATURN retro in CAP while VENUS is post-retro

 

  • MARS in AQ / PI
    Apr 7 – May 7: Wide Air Trine to MARS in PI while VENUS is pre-retro
    June 2: Square to MARS in PI during VENUS retro

 

  • CHIRON in ARIES
    Apr 10: Sextile while VENUS is pre-retro
    June  11: Sextile while VENUS is retro
    July 10: Sextile to stat. CHIRON while VENUS is post-retro

 

  • LILITH in ARIES
    Apr 12: Sextile while VENUS is pre-retro
    June 3: Sextile while VENUS is retro
    July 27: Sextile while VENUS is post-retro

 

  • NEPTUNE in PISCES
    May 3: Square while VENUS is pre-retro
    May 20: Square while VENUS is retro
    July 27: Square to NEPTUNE retro while VENUS is post-retro

 

 

Transforming Co-Dependency

Voyager Tarot card VI Lovers – also relates to GEMINI

 

As mentioned, the purpose of VENUS retro is to transform from the recent Evening Star quality (LIBRA undertone) into the Morning Star (TAURUS undertone) / Goddess of the Dawn.

In the retro phase it’s time to release esp. co-dependency – and embrace ambiguity, as the Voyager Tarot card Lovers says. 

We tend to project denied parts of ourselves onto another, and re-attract them as a ‘polarity’ because of the charge and ‘contract’ we hold. 

Time to retreat from the projection game, to alchemize inner polarities, and direct the energy into so(u)lar conscious self radiating Being and Loving (SUN / VENUS), full of natural self love (‘Morning Star’ TAURUS undertone), like Nature in Spring.   

 

RE-posting this piece (from a previous VENUS Retro post) – still and timelessly relevant:
Discovering the RElationship ‘Story Line’ of Co-dependences, and REleasing it with Love!

I believe this is an excerpt from an interview that Gwyneth Paltrow did with Gay & Katie Hendricks.
It found me again, under VENUS pre-retro:     

 

What is a conscious relationship?

  • “In a co-dependent relationship, you have two halves trying to become whole: one person who doesn’t love him / herself trying to get the other person to love them anyway.” 
  • “A conscious relationship is one in which people are awake to themselves, their feelings and thoughts, and are open to the flow of love and attention with one another.
  • “In a conscious relationship, you can be completely yourself AND completely connected.

 

What are some examples of co-dependent vs. conscious relationship?

 

  •  Co-dependent:
    “You have difficulty allowing others to feel their feelings. If someone feels bad, you rush in to make it better because you think it’s your fault. You worry about other people’s feelings frequently.”
    Conscious:
    “You are able to be present and attentive when people around you are feeling their emotions. You encourage them to feel their emotions deeply and to express those feelings openly.”

 

  • Co-dependent:
    “In spite of your ‘best efforts’ people around you do not change their bad habits.”
    Conscious:
    “You commit to stop enabling the bad habits of people you care about. Instead, you take effective actions that give people the opportunity to take full responsibility for their own well-being.”

 

  • Co-dependent:
    “You have secrets. There are things you have done or not done that you are hiding from another person.”

    Conscious:
    “You have no secrets. You reveal rather than conceal. You understand that hiding your feelings causes you to withdraw from intimacy, and you take every opportunity to speak honestly about your feelings.”

 

  • Co-dependent:
    “You do not let yourself feel the full range of your feelings. You are out of touch with one or more core emotions such as anger, fear, or sadness. Anger is a particular problem for you. You find it hard to admit that you’re angry, and you have trouble expressing it to other people.”
    Conscious:
    “You recognize the body sensations that let you know you’re angry. You communicate about all your feelings in a straightforward, easy manner that others can understand.”

 

  • Co-dependent:
    “You criticize or get criticized frequently. You have a strong, nagging internal critic that keeps you feeling bad even in moments when you could be feeling good.”
    Conscious:
    “You experience very little criticism, either from outside or within. Your internal critic is in full retirement, having been replaced by a strong inner appreciator.”

 

  • Co-dependent:
    “You try to control other people, to get them to feel and be a certain way, and you spend a lot of energy being controlled or avoiding being controlled by others.”
    Conscious:
    “You are aware of those things you can control and the things you cannot control. You put your attention on things you can change, such as expressing what’s true and keeping your agreements, and you make choices that support those areas you can actually influence.”

 

  • Co-dependent:
    “In arguments, much energy is spent in trying to find out whose fault it is. Both people struggle to prove that they are right, or to prove the other wrong.
    Conscious:
    “When difficulties or differences arise, you shift into wonder and healthy responsibility, asking, “Hmmm…, how am I creating this, and what could I do differently to create a better result?”

 

  • Co-dependent:
    “In arguments, you find yourself pleading victim or agreeing that you were at fault.”
    Conscious:
    “You take full responsibility for the events that happen in your relationship. You invite the other person to take full responsibility, too. You understand that a relationship can only take place between two people who are equals, both taking full responsibility for events that occur; anything else is an entanglement, not a relationship.”

 

  • Co-dependent:
    “You frequently agree to do things you do not want to do, feel bad about it, but say nothing.”
    Conscious:
    “You consider every agreement before making it, and listen closely to your body wisdom as well as your mind as to whether you should make it. You keep the agreements you make and know how to change an agreement that isn’t working.”

 

So much Love for YOUR Journey with VENUS Retro!

Melanie

 

 

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NEPTUNE in PISCES stationary in June – goes retro June 21 (until Nov 27) – Connectivity without Co-Dependency

22 Jun

June is quite the oceanic month, dear Friends!

Did you know?
June 8 was also World Oceans Day, raising awareness for the Beauty and vital Importance of the World Oceans.
To this I say: Every day is World Oceans Day!
Obvious by now how the Oceans show us: We’re all, and it IS all connected.
How are we responding to  / IN this ‘simple’ truth?

Just as the Oceans and atmosphere connect us, we experience now (well, always have, but perhaps even more so since CHIRON and NEPTUNE have entered PISCES, 2010 and 2012) how everything links with everything, in a limitless energetic continuum. The veils between dimensions, incl. Time and Space have become more and more permeable.

Have you recently felt overwhelmed by information and possibilities, yet going nowhere?

Where is this going? What’s the direction?
Have you been questioning everything?
Have you been in a maze, blues, blah mode, aimless, passive, confused, maybe even depressed, drifting, dreaming, feeling disillusioned, disappointed, feeling like checking out and escaping ‘reality’ lately,  and / or ‘hooked’ on something that has turned into an addiction?

Seems like you’re tuning into a low grade expression of NEP-TUNE’s turnaround mode….

 

Neptunian Turning Point 

Neptunian ‘Portrait’ by NASA’s Hubble – Doesn’t it look tie dyed? 

The Archetype of Oneness takes us inward-backward in its 5-months retro journey that started yesterday, June 21.
This doesn’t mean to retreat from the ‘outer world’ and ‘do nothing’.
Yet, a retreat from overwhelm / addiction (which are often linked and of the same Archetype: “Still haven’t found what I’m looking for…”) and inner ‘refuge’ would be well-supported by NEPTUNE retro.

As we’re still in the cycle of the alchemical GEMINI New Moon (June 3), a good starting point would be inquiry into:

  • What’s missing, what am I yearning for?
  • What would complement and change me?
  • How can this… be found within, in connection with / as the ONE?

NEPTUNE is just the first of 4 planets going retro in July / Aug (MERCURY on July 7, CHIRON on July 8, URANUS on Aug 12), joining a ‘team’ of 5 Retrograde ‘Players’ in July / Aug!

 

NEPTUNE is a V.I.P.

Poseidon / Neptune, in the Harbour of Havana, where the Malecon starts…. Photo by Melanie, from a Neptunian Journey in Cuba in 2012

Good to be aware of the NEPTUNE Archetype, and able to recognize what’s up when we’re getting ‘hooked’, what alternative higher vibrational expressions may look like, and how to tune into those.

NEPTUNE’s a Very Important Planet this month, since it’s on a turnaround course (twice a year) from Earth perspective, exact since yesterday, June 21, hence moving very slowly mid June to early July, and an energetic focal point.
NEPTUNE will be retro until Nov 27 (a yearly rhythm of 5 months retro / 7 months direct).

NEPTUNE has been also involved in the GEMINI New Moon on June 17 (which widely squared stationary NEPTUNE in PI), and is presently activated by a Water Trine from MERCURY / MARS / the North Node in CANCER (exact June 13 – 16).
The Water Trine from the North Node to NEPTUNE continues until mid-July.

The Water Trine invites us to….:

Communicate with care and compassion, stay connected (rather than ‘checking out’), surf the energy field that’s naturally available, dance with Life, surrender to what-IS, hold space in Oneness, ride energy waves with flow and ease, without resisting nor getting unhealthily entangled or enmeshed in co-dependency (shadow of PI), is the way to (Let) Go.

 

Water is Life!

In case you haven’t seen (or not in a while) the moving and mobilizing video about Standing Rock Water Protectors/ Warriors with the song by Trevor Hall please watch and RE-connect. 
Still and always important to protect our Waters!

 

We are all in THIS together…

Earth YinYangRemember when people were talking about the theory of ‘six degrees of separation’, but hey – since  NEPTUNE moved into
PISCES (2012 – 2026) the experience of separation through Time and Space has more and more morphed into interconnectedness anyway.

My sense is NEPTUNE in PISCES also mirrors the outflow of the Piscean Age– as the Aquarian Age is already ‘moving in’ with highly individualizing technological self-sufficiency (and isolation).

Internet and media allow (and hook!) us to be continuously plugged in and connected (to and through technology – which is now omni-available, ever since NEPTUNE sailed through AQ from 1998 – 2012, and to and through media – omni-present, and for many of us the place where ‘social’ happens most, ever since NEPTUNE entered PI, in 2012.

We’re swimming in, or rather: AS, a collective and universal field of energy – all connective and vibrational, atmospheric and boundary-less. 
Well, solid form is an illusion anyway.

 

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Oceanic Evening Glow – Photo by Melanie

 

Since the slow moving planets NEPTUNE (2012 – 2026) and CHIRON (2010 – 2018, now already in ARIES) have been in PISCES, there’s been a flood of influences and confluences, overwhelming and weakening (NEPTUNE),  and leaving us vulnerable (CHIRON).
Our individual (which is of course an illusion) identity experiences him / herself separate, and has a need to connect and feel connected. 
Where to turn? 
How to turn connectedness on?

Heart_Meditation

Yoga has become a big phenomenon, and a lot of people turned to a spectrum of spiritual (PI) practices (VIR) – all showing the path to / AS the ONE (PI).


And yes, NEPTUNE also reflects trends and mass movements 
(also mass manipulation, by the way).

 

So, what’s with co-dependency?

PISCEAN energy is about connection.
It’s a transpersonal, universal energy. When ‘drawn into’ inter-personal realms, there can be a need to connect into a no-boundary / ‘endless’ state with someone that’s quite unhealthy, and doesn’t allow for breathing space or closure, and maybe the other partner has the co-dependent need to be needed.
“Can’t be with you, can’t be without you” sums up the feeling culture in such co-dependent / addicted relationships. Often, they’re based on various early life experiences (like abandonment, neglect, confusing bonding, or overwhelm / abuse) that the PISCEAN ‘person’ unconsciously tries to compensate for, to ‘get the loving connection’, yet s/he might re-attract similar addictive situations as s/he looks for love at the wrong places with the same vibration.

A while ago, I saw a video based on the experiences and teachings of Gabor Mate that showed how addiction is a misdirected need for connection (both so Piscean!).
In German, the words for seeking (Suche) and addiction (Sucht) have the same root.
“Still haven’t found what I’m looking for…”.

Our Piscean Age that humanity is just about to outgrow has compounded such patterns and tendencies with, simplistically put, the classic co-dependent triad of victim – perpetrator – martyr / saviour. They need each other to maintain the constellation.
Always good to check in and be self-aware (VIRGO) which role/s (maybe two at once) we might play in a difficult situation – and to keep releasing…

And good to be aware of:
NEPTUNE is a transpersonal planet – actually the ‘higher octave’ of VENUS. 
In other words, we are personally attracted to and connected with one another via VENUS, while NEPTUNE is about… being connected.

 

YinYang Infinite

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

PISCES and the Paradox

With PISCES, the approach is paradoxical (“Let go, relax, and it comes to you, you can’t ‘get’… (LOVE?) what you already have or rather: are….”), and transpersonal (“Don’t take it personally!” Is that possible?)

I’m sure there’ll be more downloads and releases from NEPTUNE now as it’s just gone retrograde in PISCES…
May the Universe-All Love show us:
All is connected. May we relax into this, breathe out and let go, and let the in-breath come naturally…

 

What a miraculous mirage!

… that NEPTUNE in its own domain PISCES (2012 – 2026) shows us:
All is fluid, ever changing, yet everything is always here.
There is nothing constant about life, about you, yet something permeates existence.
Big paradoxes. Wherever you go, there you are.
Yet where is the Self to be found (let’s contemplate THIS)?

 

Humanity and all life forms are interconnected. We see that now inevitably on all levels, ecologically, climate wise, via the media, politically, economically, culturally.

 

Medicine_Wheel

 

Blessings for Oneness in Freedom, on the the Canadian Aboriginal Day (June 21, Summer Solstice) and Week!
Well, again: it’s always Aboriginal Time…

All our Relations, through Time and Space – One Humanity!

 

 

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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VENUS Retro 2018 (Oct 5 – Nov 16): REgeneration of the Inner Love Goddess (starts with Falling in Love with Ourselves….)

23 Sep

The VENUS Retro ‘Season’ is almost ON!

Birth of Venus, by S. Botticelli

Dear Friends in Cosmic Consciousness,

welcoming the VENUSian Turning Point into ‘her’ internal retro mode I’ve been reflecting on the patterns and experiences – the ‘story line’ of the previous VENUS Retro phases (every 18 months). There’s an inner thread between VENUS Retro phases.

I often re-connected with significant others, and found the deeper truth of the relationship which could lead to transformation and often release… 

If you’d like to tune in too, and find clues, here’s the line-up of the last three VENUS Retro phases, since the BIG one – the ‘VENUS Passage’ over the Sun disk in early June 2012 – remember?
May 15 – June 27, 2012 – in GEMINI
Dec 21, 2013 – Jan 31, 2014 – in CAP
July 25 – Sept 6, 2015 – in LEO
March 4 – Apr 15, 2017 – in AR / PI

VENUS presently the ‘Evening Star’, will go ‘into the Underworld’ to regenerate herself as the Morning Star!
VENUS is now stationary in early SCORPIO, and will go retro (inward-backward) on Oct 5 (until Nov 16).
This cosmic process will help us shift from being so Other-oriented (VENUS ‘Evening Star’ has a LIBRA undertone: pleasing, comparing, copying, judging) to find our Intrinsic Value, fall in Love with ourselves, and naturally attract from there (VENUS ‘Morning Star has a TAURUS undertone)!

The VENUS retro phase happens only every 18 months (last one March 4 – Apr 15, 2017 as mentioned – perhaps you remember VENUS retro themes you were experiencing and learning then and which are rippling over again?).
With VENUS ‘cruising’ now in early SCO, close to JUPITER, the inner and outer Feminine is deep, intimate, powerful, and magnetic – which IS attractive – maybe a bit scary too (for those afraid of her power)…
A lot has been processed in many ways, since JUPITER entered SCO on 10/10/2017 – the same week as the Me Too movement started. 
No more closet space for hidden agenda / behind closed doors abuse of the Feminine – and of any Being for that matter….!


With VENUS’s present slowing down period (‘she”s already in pre-retro stationary ‘storm’) you might have noticed ‘early VENUS retro symptoms’ and premonitions about the effect of VENUS retro:

  • Have loved ones and lovers ‘from the past’ / from ‘past’ relationships (even from different time lines) RE-connected with you, or ‘just’ shown up in your life? 
  • Have you been RE-minded of, and attracted to RE-connect with them?
  • Are you drawn to connect in good synergy and intimacy (LI / SCO), but so many things are ‘in the way’ / old agenda needs to be cleared first????
  • Are you called to be more deeply involved with Life and All Our Relations, from within? 

 

The VENUS retrograde phase will be a checking in on, and evaluating of our patterns in relationships:
How, whom, and what we desire and attract, and what’s really a good harmonious match for us.

Even more so, it’s a RE-newal of Self-Love, and Self-Value, and a RE-alignment of whom, what, and how we bring into our lives, with Consciousness (the SUN). 

VENUS is pre-, during, and post-retro for a long time in SCORPIO (started Sept 9, and goes until Oct 31, then again post-retro Dec 2 – Jan 8).

  • What attracts and bonds you to your loved and not-so-loved ones?
  • What’a your sense are your soul agreements?
  • What’s your intimacy based on?

With JUPITER holding space in SCO nearby: 
What can be brought out into the open and to awareness now?
Perhaps to outgrow it – or you already have, and it just needs to be ‘aired’?

VENUS retro will cross from SCO back into LIBRA on Oct 31, before ‘she’ dives fully back into SCO on Dec 2 – only two weeks after coming out of retro. 
Finding Self Love, in Peace, Harmony, and Balance.

 

When VENUS has reached the half-way point of ‘her’ retro journey on Oct 26, ‘she’ meets the SUN – a ‘NEW VENUS’ is born!
A turning point where we have come back to ourselves, let Spirit  (the SUN) lead, and attractions that are aligned with Consciousness can follow.

 

Esp. if you have SUN, MOON, PLANETS, or AC in late LIBRA / early SCO this VENUS retro phase will be a gift for you, to transform deep old patterns about attraction and relationship – in relation to those Planetary Archetypes.
And to fall in love with yourself, with life, with consciousness, while naturally magnetizing from that place.

And for all of us:
The area of life related to where late LIBRA / early SCO is in our charts (esp. house wise) we are invited to go inwards, release & regenerate, and from there attract in a new way.

Come join us in a small group of up to 6 women and men – where we explore these themes while going directly into participants’ charts and life experiences,
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REgeneration of the INNER LOVE GODDESS
(starting with Falling in Love with Ourselves….)

MON OCT 11
2:11 – 4:30 PM PDT afternoon group
7:11 – 9:30 PM PDT evening group

In-person and online participation options.
Audio recording link will be sent to all participants.
We welcome what shows up and is ripe for transformation for everybody in the group.

Of course, you’re also welcome to come to a private Astrology session to explore old REcurring patterns that may REsurface now, to help you REgenerate from them with LOVE.

Send me a message (to licht@islandnet.com), and we customize one that fits you!

Here’s also a Special DEEP DIVE Offer that I created for this purpose where we can go into the heart of the matter, and draw out what’s possible to help you change from within.

 

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Early Morning Prayer – Lotus with Orb – Photography by Helga Hendricks

As mentioned, the purpose of VENUS retro is to transform from the recent Evening Star quality (LIBRA undertone) into a Morning Star (TAURUS undertone) / Goddess of the Dawn.
In the retro phase it’s time to release esp. co-dependency.

We tend to project denied parts of ourselves onto another, and re-attract them because of the charge and ‘contract’ we hold.
Let’s direct the freed up energy into so(u)lar conscious self radiating Being and Loving, full of natural self worth (‘Morning Star’ TAURUS undertone), like Nature in Spring, or a pure lotus flower in the light while deeply rooted in the Scorpionic depth.
RE-posting (from a previous VENUS Retro post) – timelessly relevant:
Discovering the RElationship ‘Story Line’ of Co-dependences, and REleasing it with Love!

 

Maybe this excerpt from an interview that movie star Gwyneth Paltrow did with Gay and Katie Hendricks speaks to you – it found me again, under VENUS pre-retro:

What is a conscious relationship?

  • “In a co-dependent relationship, you have two halves trying to become whole: one person who doesn’t love him/herself trying to get the other person to love them anyway.” 
  • “A conscious relationship is one in which people are awake to themselves, their feelings and thoughts, and are open to the flow of love and attention with one another.
  • “In a conscious relationship, you can be completely yourself AND completely connected.

 

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Voyager Tarot VI Lovers

 

What are some examples of co-dependent vs. conscious relationship?

  •  Co-dependent: “You have difficulty allowing others to feel their feelings. If someone feels bad, you rush in to make it better because you think it’s your fault. You worry about other people’s feelings frequently.”
    Conscious: “You are able to be present and attentive when people around you are feeling their emotions. You encourage them to feel their emotions deeply and to express those feelings openly.”

 

  • Co-dependent: “In spite of your ‘best efforts’ people around you do not change their bad habits.”
    Conscious: “You commit to stop enabling the bad habits of people you care about. Instead, you take effective actions that give people the opportunity to take full responsibility for their own well-being.”

 

  • Co-dependent: “You have secrets. There are things you have done or not done that you are hiding from another person.”
    Conscious: “You have no secrets. You reveal rather than conceal. You understand that hiding your feelings causes you to withdraw from intimacy, and you take every opportunity to speak honestly about your feelings.”

 

  • Co-dependent: “You do not let yourself feel the full range of your feelings. You are out of touch with one or more core emotions such as anger, fear, or sadness. Anger is a particular problem for you. You find it hard to admit that you’re angry, and you have trouble expressing it to other people.”
    Conscious: “You recognize the body sensations that let you know you’re angry. You communicate about all your feelings in a straightforward, easy manner that others can understand.”

 

  • Co-dependent: “You criticize or get criticized frequently. You have a strong, nagging internal critic that keeps you feeling bad even in moments when you could be feeling good.”
    Conscious: “You experience very little criticism, either from outside or within. Your internal critic is in full retirement, having been replaced by a strong inner appreciator.”

 

  • Co-dependent: “You try to control other people, to get them to feel and be a certain way, and you spend a lot of energy being controlled or avoiding being controlled by others.”
    Conscious: “You are aware of those things you can control and the things you cannot control. You put your attention on things you can change, such as expressing what’s true and keeping your agreements, and you make choices that support those areas you can actually influence.”

 

  • Co-dependent: “In arguments, much energy is spent in trying to find out whose fault it is. Both people struggle to prove that they are right, or to prove the other wrong.
    Conscious: “When difficulties or differences arise, you shift into wonder and healthy responsibility, asking, “Hmmm…, how am I creating this, and what could I do differently to create a better result?”

 

  • Co-dependent: “In arguments, you find yourself pleading victim or agreeing that you were at fault.”
    Conscious: “You take full responsibility for the events that happen in your relationship. You invite the other person to take full responsibility, too. You understand that a relationship can only take place between two people who are equals, both taking full responsibility for events that occur; anything else is an entanglement, not a relationship.”

 

  • Co-dependent: “You frequently agree to do things you do not want to do, feel bad about it, but say nothing.”
    Conscious: “You consider every agreement before making it, and listen closely to your body wisdom as well as your mind as to whether you should make it. You keep the agreements you make and know how to change an agreement that isn’t working.”

 

So much Love for the Journey with VENUS Retro!

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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NEPTUNE in PISCES stationary in June – goes retro June 18 (until Nov 24) – Connectivity without Co-Dependency

17 Jun

June is quite the oceanic month, Friends!

Did you know? June 8 was also World Oceans Day, raising awareness for the Beauty and vital Importance of the World Oceans.
To this I say: Every day is World Oceans Day!
Obvious by now how the Oceans show us: We’re all, and it IS all connected.
How are we responding to  / IN this ‘simple’ truth?

Just as the Oceans and atmosphere connect us, we experience now (well, always have, but perhaps even more so since CHIRON and NEPTUNE have entered PISCES, 2010 and 2012) how everything links with everything, in a limitless energetic continuum. The veils between dimensions, incl. Time and Space have become more and more permeable.

Have you recently felt overwhelmed by information and possibilities, yet going nowhere?

Where is this going? What’s the direction?
Have you been questioning everything?
Have you been in a maze, blues, blah mode, aimless, passive, confused, maybe even depressed, drifting, dreaming, feeling disillusioned, disappointed, feeling like checking out and escaping ‘reality’ lately,  and / or ‘hooked’ on something that has turned into an addiction?

Seems like you’re tuning into a low grade expression of NEP-TUNE’s turnaround mode….

 

Neptunian Turning Point 

Neptunian ‘Portrait’ by NASA’s Hubble – Doesn’t it look tie dyed? 🙂

The Archetype of Oneness takes us inward-backward as it goes in its 5-months retro journey, starting tomorrow, June 18.
This doesn’t mean to retreat from the ‘outer world’ and ‘do nothing’.
Yet, a retreat from overwhelm / addiction (which are often linked and of the same Archetype: “Still haven’t found what I’m looking for…”) and inner ‘refuge’ would be well-supported by NEPTUNE retro.

As we’re in the cycle of the alchemical GEMINI New Moon (June 13), a good starting point would be inquiry into:

  • What’s missing, what am I yearning for?
  • What would complement and change me?
  • How can this… be found within, in connection with / as the ONE?

NEPTUNE is just the first of 4 planets going retro in July / Aug (MARS on June 26, CHIRON on July 4, MERCURY on July 25, URANUS on Aug 7), joining a Record ‘team’ of total 6 (July) / 7 (Aug) Retrograde ‘Players’!

Join our Retro Record Astro Parlour on July 16 to co-explore and co-attune with their energies in our lives!

 

NEPTUNE is a V.I.P.

Poseidon / Neptune, in the Harbour of Havana, where the Malecon starts…. Photo by Melanie, from a Neptunian Journey in Cuba in 2012

Good to be aware of the NEPTUNE Archetype, and able to recognize what’s up when we’re getting ‘hooked’, what alternative higher vibrational expressions may look like, and how to tune into those.= a Very Important Planet this month, since it’s on a turnaround course (twice a year) from Earth perspective, exact tomorrow, June 18, hence moving very slowly all of June, and becoming an energetic focal point.
NEPTUNE will be retro until Nov 24 (a yearly rhythm of 5 months retro / 7 months direct).

NEPTUNE has been also involved in the GEM New Moon on June 13 (which widely squared NEPTUNE in PI), and is presently activated by a Grand Water Trine from MERCURY in CANCER (exact on June 20) and from JUPITER retro in SCO (which is on May – Aug, exact: May 25 and Aug 19).

The Grand Water Trine invites us to….:

Communicate with care and compassion, stay connected (rather than ‘checking out’), surf the energy field that’s naturally available, dance with Life, surrender to what-IS, hold space in Oneness, ride energy waves with flow and ease, without resisting nor getting unhealthily entangled or enmeshed in co-dependency (shadow of PI), is the way to (Let) Go.

 

Water is Life!

In case you haven’t seen (or not in a while) the moving and mobilizing video about Standing Rock Water Protectors/ Warriors with the song by Trevor Hall please watch and connect. 
Still and always important to protect our Waters!

 

We are all in THIS together…

Earth YinYangRemember when people were talking about the theory of ‘six degrees of separation’, but hey – since  NEPTUNE
moved into PISCES (2012 – 2026) the experience of separation through Time and Space has more and more

morphed into interconnectedness anyway.
My sense is NEPTUNE in PISCES also mirrors the outflow of the Piscean Age – as the Aquarian Age is already ‘moving in’ with highly individualizing technological self-sufficiency (and isolation).

Internet and media allow (and hook!) us to be continuously plugged in and connected (to and through technology – which is now omni-available, ever since NEPTUNE sailed through AQ from 1998 – 2012, and to and through media -omni-present, and for many of us the place where ‘social’ happens most, ever since NEPTUNE entered PI, in 2012.

We’re swimming in, or rather: AS, a collective and universal field of energy – all connective and vibrational, atmospheric and boundary-less. 
Well, solid form is an illusion anyway.

 

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Oceanic Evening Glow – Photo by Melanie

 

Since the slow moving planets NEPTUNE (2012 – 2026) and CHIRON (2010 – 2018, already in ARIES, but back for a final immersion into PISCES over the Winter) have been in PISCES, there’s been a flood of influences and confluences, overwhelming and weakening (NEPTUNE),  and leaving us vulnerable (CHIRON).
Our individual (which is of course an illusion) identity experiences him / herself separate, and has a need to connect and feel connected. 
Where to turn? 
How to turn connectedness on?

Heart_Meditation

Yoga has become a big phenomenon, and a lot of people turned to a spectrum of spiritual (PI) practices (VIR) – all showing the path to / AS the ONE (PI).


And yes, NEPTUNE also reflects trends and mass movements
(also mass manipulation, by the way).

 

So, what’s with co-dependency?

PISCEAN energy is about connection.
It’s a transpersonal, universal energy. When ‘drawn into’ inter-personal realms, there can be a need to connect into a no-boundary / ‘endless’ state with someone that’s quite unhealthy, and doesn’t allow for breathing space or closure, and maybe the other partner has the co-dependent need to be needed. “Can’t be with you, can’t be without you” sums up the feeling culture in such co-dependent / addicted relationships. Often, they’re based on various early life experiences (like neglect, confusing bonding, or overwhelm / abuse) that the PISCEAN ‘person’ unconsciously tries to compensate for, to ‘get the loving connection’, yet s/he might re-attract similar addictive situations as s/he looks for love at the wrong places with the same vibration.

A while ago, I saw a video based on the experiences and teachings of Gabor Mate that showed how addiction is a misdirected need for connection (both so Piscean!).
In German, the words for seeking (Suche) and addiction (Sucht) have the same root.
“Still haven’t found what I’m looking for…”.

Our Piscean Age that humanity is just about to outgrow has compounded such patterns and tendencies with, simplistically put, the classic co-dependent triad of victim – perpetrator – martyr / saviour. They need each other to maintain the constellation.
Always good to check in and be self-aware (VIRGO) which role/s (maybe two at once) we might play in a difficult situation – and to keep releasing…

And good to be aware of:
NEPTUNE is a transpersonal planet – actually the ‘higher octave’ of VENUS. 
In other words, we are personally attracted to and connected with one another via VENUS, while NEPTUNE is about… being connected.

 

YinYang Infinite

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

PISCES and the Paradox

With PISCES, the approach is paradoxical (“Let go, relax, and it comes to you, you can’t ‘get’… (LOVE?) what you already have or rather: are….”), and transpersonal (“Don’t take it personally!” Is that possible?)

I’m sure there’ll be more downloads and releases from NEPTUNE as it’s about to go retrograde in PISCES…
May the Universe-All Love show us:
All is connected. May we relax into this, breathe out and let go, and let the in-breath come naturally…

 

What a miraculous mirage!

… that NEPTUNE in its own domain PISCES (2012 – 2026) shows us:
All is fluid, ever changing, yet everything is always here.
There is nothing constant about life, about you, yet something permeates existence.
Big paradoxes. Wherever you go, there you are.
Yet where is the Self to be found (let’s contemplate THIS)?

 

Humanity and all life forms are interconnected. We see that now inevitably on all levels, ecologically, climate wise, via the media, politically, economically, culturally.

 

Medicine_Wheel

 

Blessings for Oneness in Freedom, into the the Canadian Aboriginal Day (June 21, Summer Solstice) Week!
Well, again: it’s always Aboriginal Time…

All our Relations, through Time and Space – One Humanity!

 

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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NEPTUNE in PISCES retro (June 16 – Nov 22) – and MOON / NEPTUNE today: Connectivity without Co-Dependency

16 Jun

Have you recently felt overwhelmed by information and possibilities, yet going nowhere?
Where is this going? What’s the direction?
Have you been questioning everything?
Have you been in a maze, blues, blah mode, aimless, passive, confused, maybe even depressed, drifting, dreaming, feeling disillusioned, disappointed, feeling like checking out and escaping ‘reality’ lately,  and / or ‘hooked’ on something that has turned into an addiction?

Seems like you’re tuning into a low grade expression of NEP-TUNE’s turnaround mode, with a ‘dash’ of SATURN / LILITH in SAG. Which can easily happen these days.
Why?

 

NEPTUNE is a V.I.P.

Neptune

Neptunian ‘Portrait’ by NASA’s Hubble – Doesn’t it look like tie dyed? 🙂

= a Very Important Planet this month, since it’s on a turnaround course (twice a year) from Earth perspective, exact today, June 16, hence moving very slowly all of June, and becoming an energetic focal point.
NEPTUNE will be retro until Nov 22 (a yearly rhythm of 5 months retro / 7 months direct).

Good to be aware of the NEPTUNE Archetype, and able to recognize what’s up when we’re getting ‘hooked’, what alternative higher vibrational expressions may look like, and how to tune into those.

 

NEPTUNE has been also involved in the SAG – GEM Full Moon on June 9, and is presently activated by a square from LILITH in SAG (exact June 21) and a water trine from MARS in CANCER (exact on June 25):

Surfing the energy field that is naturally available, dancing with Life, surrendering to what-IS, moving with care and compassion, holding space in Oneness, riding energy waves with flow and ease, without resisting nor getting unhealthily entangled or enmeshed in co-dependency (shadow of PI), is the way to (Let) Go.

 

We are all in THIS together…

Earth YinYang

June 8 was World Oceans Day, raising awareness for the Beauty and vital Importance of the World Oceans.

Just as the Oceans and atmosphere connect us, we are now (well, always have been, but perhaps even more aware, since CHIRON and NEPTUNE have been in PI, 2010 and 2012) experiencing how everything connects with everything, in a limitless energetic continuum. The veils between dimensions, incl. Time and Space have become more and more permeable.

 Remember when people were talking about the theory of ‘six degrees of separation’ , but hey – since NEPTUNE moved into PISCES (2012 – 2026) the experience of separation through Time and Space has more and more morphed into interconnectedness anyway. Internet and media allow (or hook?) us to be continuously plugged in and connected (at least to and through technology – which is now omni-available, ever since NEPTUNE sailed through AQ from 1998 – 2012).

We’re swimming in, or rather: AS, a collective and universal field of energy – all connective and vibrational, atmospheric and boundary-less. 
Well, solid form is an illusion anyway.

 

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Oceanic Evening Glow – Photo by Melanie

 

Since the slow moving planets NEPTUNE (2012 – 2026) and CHIRON (2010 – 2018) are in PISCES, there’s a flood of influences and confluences, maybe overwhelming (NEPTUNE), and weakening / or we might feel vulnerable (CHIRON).
Our individual (which is of course an illusion) identity that experiences him / herself separate, yet has a need to feel connected.
Where to turn?
How to turn connectedness on?

Heart_Meditation

The last 1 1/2 years of the South Node in PISCES and the North Node in VIRGO (Fall 2015 – Spring 2017) showed us how important it is to discern what to immerse ourselves into, and how to find healthy (re)alignment in ourselves – the body is a temple – what do you allow to come in? What are healthy alignment practices and rituals to keep us in integrity, AND connected?

Yoga has become a big phenomenon, and a lot of people turned to a spectrum spiritual (PI) practices (VIR) – all showing the way (SAG) to / AS the ONE (PI).

 

So, what’s with codependency?

PISCEAN energy is about connection.
It’s a transpersonal, universal energy though. When ‘drawn into’ inter-personal realms, there can be a need to connect into a no-boundary / ‘endless’ state with someone that’s quite unhealthy, and doesn’t allow for breathing space or closure, often based on various early life experiences (often neglect, confusing bonding, or overwhelm / abuse) that the PISCEAN ‘person’ unconsciously tries to compensate for, to ‘get the loving connection’, yet s/he might re-attract similar situations as s/he looks for love at the wrong places with the same vibration.

A while ago, I saw a video based on the experiences and teachings of Gabor Mate that showed how addiction is a misdirected need for connection (both so Piscean!).
In German, the words for seeking (Suche) and addiction (Sucht) have the same root.
“Still haven’t found what I’m looking for…”.

Our Piscean Age that humanity is just about to outgrow has compounded such patterns and tendencies with, simplistically put, the classic co-dependent triad of victim – perpetrator – martyr / saviour.
Always good to check in and be self-aware (VIRGO) which role/s (maybe two at once) we might play in a difficult situation – and release it.

 

YinYang Infinite

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

Pisces and the Paradox

With PISCES, the approach is paradoxical (“Let go, relax, and it comes to you, you can’t ‘get’ it… (LOVE?) what you already have or rather: are….”), and transpersonal (“Don’t take it personally!” Is that possible?)

I’m sure there’ll be more downloads and releases from NEPTUNE now freshly retrograde in PISCES…
May the Universe-All Love show us: All is connected. May we relax into this, breathe out and let go, and let the inbreath come naturally…

 

Beware the Agenda, and be FREE!

SATURN and now also LILITH (Feb 13 – Nov 8) in SAG are also regulative Archetypes, showing us that it’s liberating when we don’t get drawn into all the allure and agenda, and stay focused and Heart connected.
A walk outdoors (SAG), literally by the Water, can be wondrous (PI) in itself. And ‘real’ connectedness doesn’t depend on the umbilical cord of the media, nor on substances that take us temporarily into boundless states.

LILITH now (exact June 21) square NEPTUNE creates a dynamic tension between openness, surrender, oneness (NEPTUNE) and being true to ourselves (LILITH), and also what reconciles them: Being in our True Nature and Heart-Field IS connective!

NEPTUNE is a transpersonal planet – actually the ‘higher octave’ of VENUS. In other words, we are personally attracted to and connected with one another via VENUS, while NEPTUNE is about… being connected.

Pied_Piper by Kate Greenaway

Pied Piper by Kate Greenaway

It can be super simple to live in that fluid awareness – as long as we don’t go into the illusion of separateness which the mind, the ego, and other gremlins constantly try to lure us into… – and then some external authorities (SATURN) give us a ‘way out’, a ‘solution’…
Yet we don’t need to follow the inner / outer Pied Pipers showing up in many shapes and forms… incl. the flute of omnipresent media.

  • Does it take extra stimuli (maybe increased dosage) to lose yourself in something ‘bigger’, and drop your sense of separate identity?
  • Can you BE immediately, already in the space that having / doing what such and such…. promises to take you to?
  • Do you already have (access to) the resources / solutions – are they within??? – when someone ‘out there’ lures you to take you to ‘The Promise Land’ 🙂 

 

What a miraculous mirage!

… that NEPTUNE in its own domain PISCES (2012 – 2026) shows us:
All is fluid, ever changing, yet everything is always here.
There is nothing constant about life, about you, yet something permeates existence. Big paradoxes. Wherever you go, there you are.
Yet where is the Self to be found (let’s contemplate THIS)?

Humanity and all life forms are interconnected. We see that now inevitably on all levels, ecologically, climate wise, via the media, politically, economically, culturally.

 

Medicine_WheelBlessings for Oneness in Freedom, on this Aboriginal Day Weekend!
Well, again: it’s always Aboriginal Time…

All our Relations, through Time and Space – One Humanity!

 

 

 

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

 

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* PISCEAN Immersion (Lunar South Node, VENUS, NEPTUNE, MARS, CHIRON) in January: Connectivity without Co-Dependency

15 Jan

You can see it in the Full Moon chart (blog post from Jan 11), and I bet you sense it nowadays: We’re swimming in – or rather: AS a collective and universal field of energy – all connective and vibrational, atmospheric and boundary-less. 
Well, solid form is an illusion anyway.

 

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Oceanic Evening Glow – Photo by Melanie, January 2017

 

The slow moving planets NEPTUNE (2012 – 2026) and CHIRON (2010 – 2018) are in PISCES now, the Lunar South Node too (Oct 2015 – late Apr 2017 – it always goes retro, and will move into AQ thereafter), while the Lunar North Node (always opposite the SN) is in VIRGO, and met by the VIRGO MOON today and tomorrow – a good and healthy counter balance for so much PISCES. Also VENUS (Jan 3 – Feb 3) and MARS (Dec 19 – Jan 27) are presently in PISCES.
VENUS has just connected with NEPTUNE on the Full Moon day Jan 12, and tomorrow Jan 16, MARS meets and passes CHIRON, which can stir up wounds and vulnerability through co-dependency, but also activates healing via inter-dependency. With CHIRON and PISCES, the timeless mantra: Heal Like with Like (of a high vibration) is the key for release, let-go, and connect in the All-Love.

There’s a flood of influences and confluences, maybe overwhelming (NEPTUNE), and weakening / or we might feel vulnerable (CHIRON) in our individual (which is of course an illusion) identity that experiences him/herself separate, and yet has a need to feel connected.
What ‘to do with this mess’? asks VIRGO.

From the North Node’s perspective certainly a healthy practical approach would be for example to boost our immune system, rather than expose ourselves to unhealthy substances of all sorts (be it in the environment, addictive substance abuse, media overwhelm and delusion….).
And a good idea is also to release toxic energy on all levels, esp. as we approach the PISCES NEW MOON / South Node Solar Eclipse, on Feb 26 (with soo much PI energy).

Release energetically – re-connect with universe-ALL energy – let LOVE do its thing…

 

So, what’s with codependency?

PISCEAN energy is about connection. It’s a transpersonal, universal energy though. When ‘drawn into’ personal realms, there can be a need to connect into a no-bourndary, ‘endless’ way that’s quite unhealthy and doesn’t allow for breathing space or closure, often based on various early life experiences (often neglect, confusing bonding, or overwhelm / abuse) that the PISCEAN ‘person’ unconsciously tries to compensate for, to ‘get the loving connection’, yet s/he might re-attract similar situations as s/he looks for love at the wrong places with the same vibration.

Our Piscean Age that humanity is just about to outgrow has compounded such patterns and tendencies with, simplistically put, the classic co-dependent triad of victim – perpetrator – martyr / saviour.

With PISCES, the approach is paradoxical (“Let go, relax, and it comes to you, you can’t ‘get’… (LOVE?) what you already have or rather: are….”), and transpersonal (“Don’t take it personally!” Is that possible?)

A while ago, I saw a video based on the experiences and teachings of Gabor Mate that showed how addiction is a misdirected need for connection (both so Piscean!). “Still haven’t found what I’m looking for…”. In German, the words for seeking (Suche) and addiction (Sucht) have the same root.

I’m sure there’ll be more downloads and releases for the PISCES Solar Eclipse New Moon, end of Feb.
May the Universe-All Love (VENUS / NEPTUNE in PI this week) show us: All is connected. May we relax into this, breathe out and let go, and let the inbreath come naturally…

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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