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GEMINI Season – Springy Alchemy

21 May

 

Mercury Rules Gemini.
Alchemical union through interchange of polar opposites.
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

A Season of Lightness & Brightness.
Breaths of fresh AIR.

The airy Alchemist energy of GEMINI (May 20 / 21 – until June 21 – Summer Solstice) welcomes us to sail through Spring on a light breeze like a gorgeous butterfly, while alchemizing what we encounter, through communicating between, connecting and combining what appears polar opposite.

So many interesting things to learn and talk about, and to relate to one another!
GEMINI inspires us to chat, flirt, learn languages, do day trips, and the alike.
Life Long Learning.

 

GEMINI is the Alchemist of the Zodiac – bridging polarities and dualities. The shortest bridge between people can me just a smile and a kind word. 
And it can (and wants to) go much deeper than this too, with JUPITER (presently retro, supporting inner journeys and processes) this year (until Nov 8) in alchemical SCORPIO.
Yet, the springy lighter, ‘pollinating’ version of GEM comes into the foreground now, via the SUN and soon also MERCURY (May 29 – June 12) – bringing a breeze of fresh AIR into the picture of an otherwise not much airy year in the Astro~Weather
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The GEMINI month this year is quite a relief from recent intensity and stress in ARIES and TAURUS – which also brought and will continue to bring wake-up shifts and healing through authenticity (via the moves of URANUS into TAU and CHIRON into AR).
For now, things can move swiftly forward – just keep the communication going. 
In Summer the picture changes yet again:
Eclipse season in July / Aug, and 6 / 7 (yess!) Planets will be retro in July / Aug.
Soul searching and unraveling times…

 

Back to the current and upcoming:
(Not only but esp.) if YOU have GEMINI in your chart (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets), enjoy your matching month, like a flower welcoming butterflies!

So much to learn from nature and people… and they can learn from you.
A nice time for writing, journaling, and for those Springy reads…

 

Let’s welcome new inspiration, and aha-effects!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

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VENUS in GEMINI (Apr 24 – May 19): Springy De-lights

23 Apr

Mercury Rules Gemini.
Alchemical union through interchange of polar opposites.
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

The airy Alchemist energy of charming VENUS in GEMINI (Apr 24 – May 19) welcomes us to sail through Spring on a light breeze like a gorgeous butterfly, while alchemizing what we encounter.

So many really attractive things to learn and talk about! VENUS will inspire chatting, flirting, learning languages, day trips, and the alike.

GEMINI is the Alchemist of the Zodiac – bridging polarities and dualities. The shortest bridge between people can me just a smile and a kind word. 
And it can (and wants to) go much deeper than this too, with JUPITER (presently retro, supporting inner journeys and processes) this year in alchemical SCORPIO.
Yet, the springy lighter, ‘pollinating’ version of GEM comes into the foreground now, via delightful VENUS – bringing a breeze of fresh AIR into the picture of an otherwise not much airy year in the Astro~Weather
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If YOU have GEMINI in your chart (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets), enjoy being a magnet this month, like a flower to butterflies!
So much to learn from nature and people… and they can learn from you.
A nice time for writing, in loving, relational ways (VENUS), and for l’art pour l’art.
And for those Springy reads…

A few ‘dance encounters’ for VENUS in GEM:

Apr 24: VENUS (having just entered GEM) in sextile with CHIRON in AR.
Be YOU – in the Medicine of your own Being, connect with and learn from others, with joy and charm.

May 1 – Beltane: VENUS in quincunx with SATURN retro in CAP.
‘Unbearable'(?) Lightness of Being. Fickle, flighty?
Watch your judgment, and ‘simply’ be in your own integrity.
And also: Traditions need Fairies…

May 7: VENUS square NEPTUNE in PI.
Anything goes, in the Springy Air, in the spirit of lightness & flow.
And if you fall in love be unattached to it ‘going anywhere’.

May 9: VENUS quincunx JUPITER retro in SCO.
What’s with those deep hidden secrets? A good time to share and journal. Lighten up without by-passing.

May 12: VENUS quincunx PLUTO retro in CAP.
Alchemy needs a Soul Container.
And new love interests can be catalyst for your core themes…

May 19: VENUS will enter CANCER.
Drawn to home and family, gentleness and care.
Ahhh, the Mothers & Children workshop will be on the same day 🙂

 

Much Love and Cosmic Blessings to YOU!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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VENUS in GEMINI x MERCURY in LEO = Summer De-Light!

6 Jul

Double De-Light-ful News:

Charming VENUS (presently ‘Morning Star’, rising before the SUN) just entered GEMINI on July 4 – to breeze like a gorgeous butterfly through the airy Alchemist energy until July 31.

Have you noticed too? So many really attractive things to learn and talk about, these days!
I found a few cool podcasts, been digging into my books, and found a few good Summer reads, discovered treasures among my Astro course material – and just offered two exciting new ones (both with online participation option):
Astro Archetypes Summer Immersion – with Archetypes Pairs! 🙂 – starting July 25.
Jupiter Journaling Journey– starting Aug 2.

And then, the languages… delighting in speaking / writing French these days, juste un peu… and talking German with family…

GEMINI is the Alchemist of the Zodiac – bridging polarities and dualities.
And the shortest bridge between people can me just a smile and a kind word 🙂

If YOU have GEMINI in your chart (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets), enjoy being a magnet this month, like a flower to butterflies!
So much to learn from nature and people… and they can learn from you.
Also, it’s a nice time for writing, in loving, relational ways (VENUS).
And for those Summer reads…

 

2 major ‘dance encounters’ for VENUS in GEM:

On July 17, VENUS will go into square with NEPTUNE (‘her higher octave) in PISCES (where VENUS is exalted – ONE Love!):
Taking the GEM interests and learning to a sublime, unifying level. Asking deep ‘unanswerable’ questions that take us to the ONE.

On July 18, VENUS will go into a de-light-full trine with JUPITER in ‘her’ LIBRAN world: 
Making wise choices that really speak to the Heart. Seeing the mirror effect with partners-in-Life (on all levels). Communicating with open-hearted curiosity.

 

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Bright Discovery – Photo by Melanie, July 2017

 

Speaking of GEMINI – its ruling planet MERCURY, the Alchemist Archetype, a.k.a. Mind Mentor, a.k.a. Trickster, just moved yesterday July 5 out of the cozy Cancer zone, into radiant LEO – noticing a shift?

Show your colours (HA, just in time for Pride week!), and speak in a confident, creative, expressive, passionate, colourful way too!
Be the Heart-ist!
Say it from the Heart, be warm and generous, and HAVE FUN!

 

2 major MERCURY grooves too, creating a Grand Fire Trine:

On July 17, MERCURY in LEO will go into Fire Trine with SATURN in SAG.
On July 24,
MERCURY will go into Fire Trine with (it’s ‘higher octave’) URANUS in AR.

Acknowledging ‘reality check’ (choose your journey well, and, above all: know where you COME from) leads to freedom to be YOU!

 

MERCURY will be in LEO until July 25, to move into VIRGO – but come BACK to LEO (yes, yes, because it’ll go retro, Aug 12 – Sept 5!) Aug 31 – Sept 9!
Lots of creative passion to discover this Summer!

 

 

© 2017 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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Happy New GEMINI – Take Flight, and Be the Alchemist!

20 May

This week, and especially TODAY, we are in the Zodiac Season on the TAURUS to GEMINI cusp (which I also like to call ‘Body-Talk Point’, inspired also by some BodyTalk practitioner friends in our Astro groups):
The SUN will move today May 20 at 1:31 pm PDT into GEMINI, from grounded, embodied, sensual, earthy TAU where MERCURY still lingers (until June 6), after its Spring retro journey – from solid Earth into the lightness of Spring AIR: How are YOU taking off and fly???

That’s where Nature (TAU) Speaks (GEM), and the Body (TAU) has Messages (GEM). The recent (Apr 9 – May 3) MERCURY retro phase in TAU – AR – TAU has brought us messages from within, through our body, and all the senses (TAU), and (with triple contact of MERCURY / URANUS in AR) even more so: lots of sparks, flashes of insight, wake-up calls, shifts, surprises, and mind re-sets, over the last while. MERCURY is moving  through TAU until June 6, for further assimilation of the messages, new ways of processing information, and to embody the inner FREEDOM.

GEMINI fully kicks in with the GEM New Moon, next Thu May 25 – stay tuned for Astro*News (the Blog post, the comprehensive Email for insiders – you can sign up on my fb page in the link on the bottom, to be on the list)!

 

Johfra Bosschart Gemini

Mercury Rules Gemini. Alchemical union through interchange of polar opposites. Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The SUN will travel through GEMINI for four weeks, until Summer Solstice (June 20):

The season to spread our wings, take flight, and learn, wherever we go!

GEMINI is (surprise, surprise!) ruled by MERCURY, the Messenger and Alchemist Archetype!

Let’s bring the messages we received on inner planes (MERCURY is since last week fully out of the post-retro ‘shadow’ zone) ‘out’ into the Alchemy of Life!
And, perhaps even more so:
Mercury retro inspired us to move from the cerebral head space (MERCURY) – sooo much of it ‘out there’ in cyber space – to the Heart space and pure Consciousness (the SUN)? Each M-r phase offers us this golden opport-Unity.

GEMINI, the Zodiac Energy of the Season, Alchemizes Polar Opposites.

Which brings us back to the highly symbolic GEMINI painting by Johfra Bosschart, in its upper part.

 

Johfra Bosschart Gemini Phoenix

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

 

Here is a quote from the Johfra Astrology book (which describes all the illustrations in detail):

“The pillars finish in  two alchemical dragons which represent the various cosmic principles of polarized power. They retain their respective colour up to the point where their necks intertwine, when an intense exchange of powers takes place in which both red and blue become a radiant golden yellow (the colour of insight, the higher Mercury).

The Androgyne, the mythical dual being, in which the masculine and feminine merge to form a perfect human, rises from the fire like a Phoenix.

Woohoo – taking the GEMINI theme to a much deeper than ‘usually’ discussed level!
I’d add to the quote: The most potent Alchemy of Polar Opposites happens not in the head or genitals but through the HEART.

The New Moon in GEMINI carries one of these polarities to alchemize: MARS in GEMINI (yes, already, since Apr 21, and until June 4) opposite SATURN retro in SAG – exact May 28:
Even though we are drawn into sooo many avenues of interest (MARS in GEM), the Truth of the Matter (SATURN in SAG) is: Many avenues lead to the HEART!

 

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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If you feel the resonance with the themes above,  and you could use support inyour journey drop me a line, and we can set up a private Astrology consult session, or initial 20-min orientation talk, to find out what would be the best course of action.
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Email me (licht@islandnet.com), and we can get the ball rolling 🙂

Interested in courses, workshops, embodied, experiential Astrology in Victoria BC, or online, via Skype / FB Messenger?

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MARS in GEMINI (Apr 21 – June 4) & MERCURY Retro with URANUS in ARIES (Apr 28): Idea Explosion…

22 Apr

So. Here it is.
Bold MARS just entered GEMINI yesterday Fri Apr 21, and is now flying through the ‘lightest’ Zodiac vibration until June 4!
Already met two friends with VENUS in GEMINI yesterday – such dynamic dances of ideas and conversations, and invigorating visit / outing in the Land of Spring – nice initiation for MARS’s journey.

 

Bright Freshness – Photo by Melanie, Apr 21 2017

 

Not only is MARS now in GEMINI, also the GEMINI Ruler MERCURY is now retro, and since Thu back in ARIES, which in turn is ruled by MARS (a double-whammy, a.k.a. ‘mutual reception’) – AND: MERCURY retro in ARIES will trigger URANUS (second of 3 times) on Apr 28: Chances for radical paradigm shifts – it was all in the HEAD – let’s set ourselves FREE! Experimentation, no expectations…

Obviously, this gives the whole atmosphere a MERCURY / MARS and ARIES / GEMINI flavour:
New (AR) ideas, contacts, interests, learning, conversations (GEM).
Stirred up / provoked / stimulated / sharp (MARS) thoughts (MERCURY).
Aggressive / assertive / animated / ego-driven arguments can pop up now too.

 

The Two and the Many – Photo by Melanie, Apr 21, 2017

 

So let’s channel the energy into fresh, bold, youthful curiosity, and the desire to learn!
And physical activity (MARS) like cycling (so GEMINI) – well: Fairies would just fly….
Loved what a friend said this morning: “When you walk or cycle the ‘idea fairies’ can be with you.” So true, new ideas come to me when moving in nature w/o motor involved.

Well, ideas can become explosive now, as MERCURY retro will approach URANUS (Apr 28 and May 9): What would be a radically different way of approaching… (anything)?…

The MARS in GEMINI energy boost is fabulous for all your GEMINI planets, Ascendant, SUN and MOON. Just watch not to get too distracted, and scattered into tooo many directions! 

 

MARS makes several straight-up contacts with other ‘cosmic players’, while in GEM:

Right at the onset of MARS in GEMINI – this Earth Day weekend, MARS in early GEM squares the Nodal Axis, with the Lunar South Node on the PI / AQ cusp, and the North Node on the VIR / LEO cusp:
Rather than getting stressed out over sooo many pulls and interests (sorta ADD), yet incapable of ‘doing it all’ (maybe bi-locating / cloning yourself is the solution?) let’s channel this super-charged energy into diving into community, and being lovingly connected with friends – as ‘we’re all in this together’ – , co-generate good vibrations (PI / AQ), while knowing what works for us, and how we operate best to be creative, and offer our ‘specialty’ (VIR / LEO) – and: express your thoughts and ideas, discuss, ask, TALK! (MARS in GEM / MERCURY retro in AR) – maybe in a way you haven’t ‘dared to’ in a looong time.

Things can move really FAST now – which appears quite magical, just like blossoms in Spring!
Let’s give our thoughts wings, and set our loving intentions FREE!
(wings but no strings attached)

 

Star Magnolia Dance – Photo by Melanie, Apr 21 2017

 

Next up:
MARS will oppose LILITH in SAG on May 3 (which is also the day when MERCURY goes out of retro):
Be true to your inner nature and your path, and let them know (doesn’t have to turn into an argument – watch your tongue). Sooo many avenues. Also a great vibe for explorations and adventures that involve learning and the outdoors (take it easy on traffic, in the MERCURY turnaround ‘storm’).

 

MARS will trine JUPITER retro in LIBRA on May 12.
SO much energy, motivation, and vitality can come from this combo if they combine their gifts – in this case in the AIR element: Learning, relating, communicating – new connections for ‘good matches’ can be made. Dare to ask, and discuss! And: Don’t just be in your head, go out and DO something together! See how that goes and fits!

 

Finally, in the GEM journey, MARS will oppose SATURN retro in SAG (in the Galactic Centre), on May 28.
Be FREE to move in your ways, and chart your course – doesn’t have to be what you ‘should’ do or where you ‘should be’ (drop ‘should’ – that conditioned moral imperative if it’s not congruent with your HEART).
There’s no absolute right, many paths to, and in fact IN Truth and Freedom!

Wishing you a Vibrant, Inspired Flight through Spring, with MARS in GEMINI!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Super GEMINI NEW MOON on June 16: SO Much to Learn – Tending to the Mind Garden

15 Jun

Yeah, SO much GEM energy rolling in and through these days – check out the NM chart:

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The MOON (since this Sunday morning), the SUN – just passed MARS also this morning June14, and MERCURY, freshly out of retro (since June 11) and now moving out of the stationary (very slowly moving in the turnaround loop, from Earth perspective)’storm’ – a re-arrangement for mind, again guided by spirit (the SUN):
Thoughts and speech inspired by the consciousness of The Learner, and of the one who Asks and Inquires (Gemini): What’s new? What can I learn here? And even: Who am I?

The GEM MOON will pass MARS on Tue just an hour before the New Moon – SO much that informs us, SO much to learn!

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Soo much to learn and see (inside and out) in Nature – photo from my retreat

You might have noticed over the last months (since Dec 23, 2014) that Saturn in early SAG showed us in contrast how ‘old stories’ and beliefs and the ‘know-it-all’ keep us in place, and lead to judgment and separation. Saturn in SAG would have also pointed to our blind spots. A contrast to the learner quality in GEM. Now, as Saturn drops back into SCO (this eve!) over the Summer (until Sept 17) it becomes more clear where these judgments and experiences of separateness come from, and what the scenarios are that ‘draw us into the dark’ where these judgments may come from that pretend to protect us. Deep clearing, releasing, and lightening of the load we carry from those places can be a good effect of Saturn in SAG. At the end of the day: Been there, done that, …. No more. Released with LOVE.

And what’s with the T-square of Lilith in VI and Chiron in PI to the New Moon / Mars?

If you followed AstroNews, or my posts on the FB Astro page, or even came to the Lilith – Chiron group last Monday – and if you simply tuned in, you might have noticed how being in integrity and aligned with your True Nature (Lilith in VI) and the journey of surrendering, allowing, letting go, or simply BEING (Chiron in PI) go very well together, and there is a lot to learn in this (GEM).

Our last Living Breathing Birth Chart on Friday showed us a lot about just that, so rich and easy – the field and our alignment inform naturally and very precisely. A model for Life. Our next LBBC / Embodied Astrology will be in 5 weeks, on Fri July 17 – all are welcome (no ‘experience’ required). Drop in and see.

 

Curious what the SABIAN SYMBOL for the New Moon at 25˚07 GEM (next to Mars at 24˚35’ GEM) shows us?

25˚ GEMINI:
“A GARDENER TRIMMING LARGE PALM TREES

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Huge leafy plant at the retreat grounds last week

Keynote: Bringing under control nature’s power of expansion.

The human intellect is like a tropical plant in that it tends to expand ‘wildly’ in many directions, seeking direct contrast with the sun’s rays. Like a palm tree it uses its dead leaves to protect itself against dry heat, the heat of the realm of the mind when deprived of the complementary power of the feelings.
A culture is characterized by specific ‘forms’ and ‘prime symbols’; education’s main object, at least in cultural and classical periods, has been to contain the imagination of individuals within these traditional forms. An entirely different approach to education is being attempted in our transitional age.

At this… stage, we have reached the level of fulfillment of the impulses which began at the first stage (GEM 21), in a tumultuous upsurge of self-assertion and protest against the past. Now this upsurge has found its place in the evolution of humankind and society; and symbolically speaking, ‘labour’ has become not only unionized, but a strong force in the body politic. Yet the energies released seek constant expansion, and therefore have to be controlled. There is need for repeated PRUNING.”

Melanie again (after end of quote):

Many layers to this one – personal, societal, and spiritual. End of Gemini is indeed double Gemini – the human intellectual mind growing wildly into many directions, and even (before the emotional realm of Cancer, first Water sign of the Zodiac) uses its mental capacities and old ‘dead leaves’ / dry intellect for self-protection from the SUN – from the rays of consciousness / spirit. Great symbol. So how can the MARS energy, rather than being the ‘warrior of the ego’, making a case from intellect, being used as a pruning knife. But not the mind-knife. What’s that??? Something to inquire into.