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Eclipses 2018 Vol. 1 : Total Lunar Eclipse (Jan 31) – Celestial Goddess Pointer. Regenerative Creative Power.

29 Jan

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Blog Reader,

We’re in Eclipse Season again (twice a year):  

Two Eclipses are on the horizon – and their effects have been noticeable for a while:

  • The Imbolc Total Lunar Eclipse / SuperMoon in LEO – AQ on Wed Jan 31, and
  • The Partial Solar Eclipse in late AQ / cusp to PI on Feb 15. It also ushers in the Chinese New Year (always on the day after the second New Moon after Winter Solstice) of the Yang Earth Dog (stay tuned for a blog post on this!)!

The ‘Superstar’ Total Lunar Eclipse on Jan 31, with many attributes (Blue Moon, Blood Moon, SuperMoon) – and in central LEO – shows up quite dramatically as a very unique Yod, and even ‘Green Kite’ formation, pointing TO the Eclipse!
What an astro image! Chart below, of course!

In our purrrsonal LEO journey, and in the AQ group consciousness, we’re experiencing all these dynamics.
Let’s see how they play out, what’s ‘UP’, wants to be seen (and loved, as in LEO)!

Loving awareness leads to Freedom!

LOVE is the Medicine that helps us in the ‘storm’ – is both grounding, and raises the vibration from which we experience the ‘events’! 

 

 

The Total Lunar Eclipse on Jan 31 will be visible in East and South-East Asia, Australia, Alaska, and Greenland.
The Path of the Chinese New Year Partial Solar Eclipse on Feb 15 will go over South America and Antarctica.

Twice a year, a pair of Eclipses occurs, and they ‘string together’, through the Lunar Nodes.
Remember the last Eclipse pair in August 2017?
Of course! The famous ‘American’ Total Solar Eclipse of Aug 21 was epic. The Partial Lunar Eclipse on Aug 7 was less spectacular, yet both were united through their shared AQ – LEO theme.

And now we see another pair of Eclipses in LEO – AQ where the Lunar Nodes have been since end of April 2017, and will be until Nov 2018.


This time, the MOON is the SuperStar – as the blue (2nd Full Moon in the calendar Month, after the New Year’s SuperSuperMoon) / red (eclipsed) SuperMoon Total Lunar Eclipse in LEO.


The Partial Solar Eclipse end of AQ on Feb 15 has a more ‘humble’ appearance, in comparison to the dramatic Total Lunar Eclipse – yet nevertheless important effects…

 

Eclipses 101

  • Eclipses occur when a NEW MOON or a FULL MOON are close to the Nodal Axis, which is presently (April 2017 – Nov 2018) in AQ – LEO.
  • Eclipses come twice a year, in pairs of New Moon / Solar and Full Moon / Lunar (sometimes even as a triad, as in: July 12, 2018 Partial Solar, July 27, 2017 Total Lunar, and Aug 11, 2018 Partial Solar Eclipse), when it’s the month of the North Node (this year LEO – and back into CAN), and the month of the South Node (this year AQ).
    On that note, Eclipses, as the Nodes go backwards in the Zodiac (presently LEO – AQ, from Nov on CAN – CAP).
  • The closer to the Nodes the more likely a Total Eclipse:
    The Full Moon on Jan 31 will be at 11°37′ LEO, and the North Node at 15°16′ LEO – very close, and a Total Lunar Eclipse!

    The Sun of the New Moon on Feb 15 will be at 27°07′ AQ, and the South Node at 14°27′ AQ – not close enough for a Total Solar Eclipse, but for a Partial SE.
  • Eclipses are either connected with the South Node (SN) = emphasis on release, or with the North Node (NN) of the Moon = emphasis on new beginnings. This is esp. important for Solar Eclipses (exact New Moons)!
    The Total Lunar Eclipse in LEO on Jan 31 catalyzes the North Node in LEO.
    The Partial Solar Eclipse in AQ on Feb 15 catalyzes the South Node in AQ (release).
  • Eclipses are at the same position in the Zodiac every 18-19 years – a karmic ‘string’:
    On Feb 5, 2000 was a SN Solar Eclipse in AQ. For the Partial Solar Eclipse on Feb 15 you might want to review where you were at in early 2000, and what was the ending / release of an engagement in a community / system, while you were following your own heart, esp. if you have your SUN, MOON, Planets, or even Nodes in LEO – AQ.
  • The effect of the Eclipses extends beyond ‘just’ a lunar monthly phase, rather 2 – 3 months, and it’s a chain from Eclipse ‘season’ (last one in August 2017) to Eclipse season (Jan / Feb 2018, and July 2018).
  • Eclipses are a RE-set, like rebooting your computer, after a temporary turning off of the energy.
    In other words, a RE-generation of YIN-Feminine (LUNAR ECLIPSE), and of the YANG-Masculine (SOLAR ECLIPSE) energies, after a ‘darkening’.
    The Total Lunar Eclipse / Blood Moon is clearly a RE-generation of the YIN-Feminine, in her passionate LEO Strength – roarrrr!

 

Shakti Maa Mother Goddess Durga

 

Jan 31 TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE in mid-LEO / mid-AQ (Gates of Power)

Also a SuperMoon, and close to Imbolc (Feb 2)

Regeneration of Creative Power, Freedom, and Self-Radiance

It’s an ECLIPSE of the MOON, by the Earth Shadow which causes the temporary lunar darkening – the umbra (= shadow), out of which the MOON re-emerges.

Mother Earth provokes and evokes a ‘RE-SET’ of LEO themes like:

  • Come (back) into your creative strength and radiance!
  • Bring out / heal your Inner Child!
  • Be the Artist & the Heart-ist!
  • Live Life Lovingly!

How do we get from here to there, you may ask, given all the shadow that’s been cast ON Planet Earth, preventing our Lunar / Yin / Feminine to be in ‘her’ strength?

By the way, just to clarify, I’m not talking generically about men and / vs. women, but about the Inner Feminine in all Beings and phenomena.
I strongly believe that’s more helpful than polarizing in the divisive realm of dualities (which can also happen a lot at a Full Moon, and an exact one like this, even more so). 

This is the TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE in LEO, complementing the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE on Aug 21:
The Yin Energy meets the Yang Energy in equality, and with her own intrinsic strength.


Just felt called to pick a Goddess card from Susan Boulet’s deck.
CHANGING WOMAN showed up!

Had to be right by the MOON / North Node in the chart. 

 

This is what the description says:

“Changing Woman is perhaps the most revered of deities among Native Americans of the southwestern United States. She is wholly benevolent, since it is Changing Woman who gives the people their abundance and who provides the teachings that allow them to live in harmony with all things.
In the initiation ceremony of Navajo women, the initiate takes in the power of Changing Woman so that she might learn the values of love, hospitality, and generosity, and know that she herself is a source of food and harmony.
Changing Woman received her name because she can change at will from baby to girl to a young woman to an old woman, and then back again.
Very much alive today, she is a tremendously nourishing goddess who teaches the wisdom of nature and the cycles of birth and death.”

Wow, I’m so grateful and in awe of the gift and teaching in this card.
Feminine strength for sure!

And the theme of changing from baby, girl, young, and old woman  and back is such a beautiful expression of the lunar cycle too. In a Total Lunar Eclipse the MOON apparently goes through the whole cycle from waning – dark – waxing – full. Such an additional symbol for the renewal of the Feminine. 

The Feminine IS cyclical and renewing. 
Let’s step into this Power, and celebrate Life, and the renewing, life giving forces of Nature!

 

Another related theme round Change:

Between the TSE on Aug 21 and now, JUPITER entered SCORPIO (on 10/10/17), and abundant hidden, covered agenda has been brought to our awareness – to transform deep ‘sediment’ from the bottom-up, esp. in Scorpionic affairs of behind-the-scenes agenda, sex, power, manipulation, abuse, shame…
Change for the better gets a big boost this year. Yet, we must go into the dark for this.
JUPITER is almost exactly between the SUN in AQ and the MOON in LEO now (the square of the MOON to JUPITER happens on Jan 31 / Feb 1, and the square of the SUN to JUPITER on Feb 10).
Deep transformation brings out true intrinsic power which doesn’t engage in power ‘draws’, and stands in its natural strength (like a Lion/ess).

A movement is obviously already kindled, and happening globally, esp. triggered through the U.S., since the new presidency. 
Goes to show, often it has to get worse (lights go out) to get better (lights go on again) and bring out our best…. human nature (says AQ)…

In our personal lives, the TLE in LEO calls us to be in touch with our loving and creative Heart, and in passionate creative collaboration with others in community, and in solidarity with Humanity (SUN / VENUS in AQ).


Yet not loose energy (South Node in AQ) through engagement in ‘low grade’ group / collective energy (like: being sucked into shock-and-awe news and media manipulation).
CO-creating the NEW is the theme.

 


The Total LUNAR ECLIPSE in mid-AQ / mid-LEO is super relevant for all of us with SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in mid-LEO, mid-AQ, but also in mid-TAU, and mid-SCO.

Your personal birth chart and which houses the Eclipse axis falls into for you reveals the particular themes and areas of life this plays out for you.

For all of us, Heart creations, loving and showing ourselves more fully are LEO MOON / North Node incentives in the Eclipse dynamic, vs. just ‘watching the show’ (lots of ‘shows’ going on out there in the media, it can easily get draining and overwhelming) or dissociating (AQ South Node shadow, activated by the SUN and VENUS).

Lunar South Node Glyph

That doesn’t mean not to be informed politically, but too much of a ‘good thing’ in a passive, numbing way doesn’t help, yet the tendency can be strong these days (months… since April 2017 to Nov 2018) with the South Node in AQ.

The Nodal axis invites us to balance both ‘poles’ in a healthy way, starting with ‘breathing in’ beneficial energies on the MOON / North Node in LEO side:

Lunar North Node Glyph

Loving and showing ourselves as we ARE – as a mother or grandmother / Changing Woman would love her child.
From there connecting with others, friends, groups, humanity, or even an ‘anonymous crowd’ with a loving energy.
If we ‘pick up’ ‘random vibes’ from the collective that are draining clearing and release is definitely cool and needed. Being in Nature, and being creative and playful helps.

Let’s loosen the connection with the technological umbilical chord (SN / SUN / VENUS in AQ), and be naturally creative and playful FIRST.

 

The Chart of the Total Lunar Eclipse:

 

Check out this amazing YOD configuration TO the Eclipse!

The main theme of the whole chart / cosmic matrix!

The MOON / North Node in LEO are the balancing point for SO much celestial energy on the other side of the chart (from SCO to ARIES)!

As a Planetary Pattern this is a ‘Bucket’, with the MOON / NN in LEO being the ‘handle’ which picks up the rest!
Seems like Goddess is taking charge…!

Back to the exact YOD configuration…which has an important message for us.

What’s a YOD?
Technically / visually:
A ‘steep’ elongated triangle, composed of a (blue) sextile base line of 2 planets (here: LILITH in CAP and NEPTUNE in PI), both pointing together in (green) quincunx to an apex Planet = the MOON / NN in LEO.

Yods are relatively rare (I see them in about 10% of my clients’ charts, and as events).
A Yod is also called ‘Finger of God/ess!’ / ‘Celestial Pointer’.
It is likened to an ‘Inner Journey’ / pilgrimage, an orientation towards the Apex Planet’s theme. It’s not about ‘getting somewhere’ but about the deep experience in the process.

When Yods get activated through planetary transits / progressions life changing events tend to occur. As if destiny points you into a new direction. 

I believe this also being true for an ‘event Yod’, esp. as an Eclipse!
An inner process is being set in motion, for us personally, and for humanity.
Clearly a powerful pointer to regenerate creative Yin / Feminine forces in all of us!
What a celestial Goddess pointer indeed!

What’s involved in this as well?
The Archetypes of the heavenly bodies ‘on the bottom’: 

  • LILITH in CAP (‘ahead’ of SATURN) – Being in natural Integrity can be so simple. 
    Doing what works, builds, sustains, what’s a wise use of time and energy.
    Saying no to the rest.

    LILITH btw is more than just the Archetype / stereotype ‘Wild Woman’ (ha, LILITH doesn’t like ‘boxes’, so let’s stop calling ‘her’ Wild Woman!). It’s rather being in our intrinsic (call it ‘wild’) nature, free from conditioning. Basically, being as-Nature (when left alone).
  • NEPTUNE in PI – All is connected. All is One.
    If that means on a personal level we’re getting overwhelmed – since we feel so connected / entangled with everything and everyone, being like Ocean, and letting the wind and waves take care of release. Breathing, Yoga, moves certainly help….
  • All this feeds into our natural Goddess Strength (LEO FULL MOON).

 

The YOD extends as a ‘Green Kite’ to the SUN / VENUS / SN in AQ – which, in opposition with the MOON / NN is the ‘spine’ of the Kite.
SUN / VENUS / NN is the ‘head’ / direction of the Kite, in this case also in airy AQ!
In other words, as always in Nodal Axis (here even congruent with the Kite axis) the energy received at the North Node (LEO MOON) is being brought / fed back into the South Node (AQ SUN / VENUS):
The LEO / Goddess Power is not just a purrrsonal thing, we need to bring it to community, groups, humanity!
Co-creation for the Future, through coming together in natural Strength, Love, and Radiance.

A few more words about the chart of the Eclipse and present cosmic energy:

  • The energy is very ‘fixed’ – Gates of Power activated, through mid-LEO, mid-SCORPIO, and mid-AQ.
    The Power to Love. The Power to Change. The Power to Co-Create.
  • NO Planets are presently (until early March) retro – momentum to move forward and manifest.
  • MARS has entered SAG on Jan 26 (until March 17):
    Follow the Spirit, the Heart, Intuition, your Truth!
  • URANUS in late AR is unaspected (an unpredictability agent…!) – but will be brought into a Fire Trine by the post-ecliptic MOON, on Feb 1, and into another Fire Trine from MARS in SAG, on March 11 (calling us to move forward / upward-onward). In the meantime, expect the unexpected, wake up from the Winter slumber!
  • CHIRON in late PI is also unaspected (vulnerability / inter-connectedness / the Medicine of ONE!). It will get activated towards March, as VENUS, MERCURY, and the SUN move through PI. May it ‘just’ hold space for now…!

 

IMBOLC to come – Feb 2!

So close to the Total Lunar Eclipse!

Now, as the daylight hours are getting obviously longer, the middle of Winter is soon reached, as well as the midpoint of AQUARIUS:
We’re celebrating Candlemas, Imbolc / Brigid’s Day and Groundhog Day (Feb 2).

celticwheeloftheyear

Image to the right:
Celtic Wheel of the Year, with the Equinoxes, Solstices and mid-season / cross quarter holidays: Beltane, Luchnassad, Samhain, and Imbolc / Candlemas / Brigid’s Day.

In the Gaelic / Celtic Calendar, Imbolc is one of the 4 fixed ‘Gates of Power’ (see above) of the Zodiac year!

In many areas of the Celtic world, this was the Fire Feast of Brigid the Irish Goddess of hearth and home – yes, more Goddess Celebration!
She is the keeper of the flame, the protector of the home, and a goddess of holy wells and springs. At Imbolc, her many aspects are being acknowledged, especially that of her role as a deity of transformation(!). 
As the world awakes from the dark slumber of Winter, it is time to cast off the chill of the past, and welcome the warmth of Spring.

 

Snow_Drops

Here in Victoria snow drops and even of the first cherry blossom variety have been sighted!
The ground is greening again (with SOO much rain that has come down…!)

Brigid’s blessings…!

And here’s a dedication by Ann Mortifee, from her wonderful book

In Love with the Mystery:

“SPRING APPEARS

Just when you think the Winter will never cease, suddenly Spring appears.
So it is with sadness, sorrow, loneliness, or loss. Everything has its day and its season.
A new bud will appear where a barren twig lay empty. A fresh start will burst forth with the first green leaf. An unexpected possibility, a new life, will be felt among the ruins. 
Have faith. Expect the impossible. Trust the unfolding nature of life. Wait an eternity if need be.
Spring, inevitable, will surely come.”

 

I’m closing the Astro~News post Vol.1 for the Eclipse Season here.
More to come, for Vol. 2, the Partial Solar Eclipse on Feb 15, on the AQ – PI Transition zone.
Stay tuned!

 

Much Love, Seasonal and Celestial Blessings!

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2018

 

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MARS now in SAG (Jan 26 – March 17): Itinerary for the Journey

27 Jan

Yayyy!
MARS ‘made it’ over the ‘Phoenix Point’ (check out this apropos post) –
Coming out from the depths of SCORPIO, arising into the heights of SAG, on Jan 26!

Fiery energy wants to arise now that’s excellent for motivation, enthusiasm, literally travelling, shooting from the Heart, being in your Truth, and aiming high!

MARS gets your inner SAG going, and fired UP!
Got your SUN, MOON, AC, Nodes, or Planets in SAG? These sides / Archetypes in you get a boost of energy over the next weeks!
Even if you don’t have ‘anything there, SAG occupies a certain House in your chart. This area of life gets lit up now; action & movement are ON.


Examples: 

SAG in your 7th House of Partners / Partnerships: Do something fun, heart-ful, and adventurous with your partner, and important people in your life. 
SAG in your 2nd House: Promote your business, finally get that website out, and move yer body!

With SAG, just say YES, and go for it – if the Spirit calls you! It’s called adventure…. Are you motivated to move – freely and spaciously? Time to get going!
Also note that NO PLANETS are RETRO until March 8 – clearly a time to catch the momentum.

MARS now in SAG energizes literally walking, hiking, journeys, and all sorts of sports esp. where legs and eye sight (which SAG the Centaur Archer rules) are crucial.

 

MERCURY was recently retro in SAG (Dec 2 – 22, 2017, with ‘stormy’ times before and after). Where communication went astray MARS now in SAG showsopportunities and brings motivation to get things going in a new way or direction, after having seen the bigger picture.

Also, MARS is in SAG for the first time since 2016 (when it even went retro in SAG, back to SCO – any connections to then?
And MARS is in SAG the first time after SATURN gave us SAG lessons (2015 – 2017), which helps with moving forward where there’s been ‘Fear of Flying’, or holding back from moving forward for reasons that are only now seen.

 

MERCURY was recently retro in SAG (Dec 2 – 22, 2017, with ‘stormy’ times before and after). Where communication went astray / nowhere MARS now in SAG shows an opportunities and motivation to get things going in a new way or direction, after having seen the bigger picture.

Also, MARS in SAG for the first time since 2016 (when it even went retro in SAG – SCO), after SATURN in SAG (2015 – 2017) helps with moving forward where there’s been ‘Fear of Flying’.

Funny – I realized the other day that the matches I’ve been using all along  have a ‘Phoenix’ image – Red Bird!
Goes to show / confirms:
Sometimes, it takes a little ‘synchronicity nudge’ to see with fresh eyes what’s always been there (also very SAG!)! 

SAG is an intuitive energy – if lit up by Spirit!

A moving & uplifting story teller, motivator, and heart-to-heart connector. One who starts a movement…

Jupiter Rules Sagittarius.
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

Just as the SAG Centaur-Archer pulls the arrow first back to the Heart before aiming and shooting / releasing(!) it, let your Heart and Inner Light (see the Hermit with the lantern in the picture?) be ignited, and let they lead your direction!

BE in your Truth, let the Truth set you FREE, and move with your Truth and Trust!

BE in your Truth, let the Truth set you FREE, and move with your Truth and Trust!

Maybe literally travel or initiate a journey – don’t ‘over plan’ though! -, and have something to look forward to. Go on a pilgrimage, or ‘simply’ move the energy, to free up what might have been stuck, over the Fall and early Winter – or maybe for a long time….

SAG is fun and inspiring – if it doesn’t get too dogmatic about their truth, and stays really open-minded and generous…

My mom in Germany told me on the phone last weekend that the Carnival is in full swing there, with lots ofcomedians giving satire speeches and doing spoofs about politicians and celebrities. Intentional ‘fake news’ with a purpose. A modern version of the medieval Jester – King tradition.
Which is also an AQ – LEO dynamic!
The Court Jester, well aware of what people / commoners were thinking and talking about, was the one conveying the voice of the people to the king, and letting him face ‘the mirror’.
A regulatory function we could use more of these days – with ‘kings’ who have a good sense of humour, and see the value and importance of listening to wise Jesters.

 

Mars (Hubble Space Telescope)

So, let’s check into the 

Itinerary for MARS in SAG (Jan 26 – March 13, 2018)

Jan 26:
MARS entered SAG (until March 17).

Soaring in new Freedom like an Eagle! Follow your Vision!

Jan 30:
The MOON in LEO (before Fullness / Total Lunar Eclipse on Jan 31) in Fire Trine with MARS in SAG.
Fired-up and inspired – aim & relate from the Heart, be playful, have FUN!

Feb 16 / 17:
MARS in SAG in Square with the MOON (after the New Moon / Partial Solar Eclipse in AQ on Feb 15) and NEPTUNE in PI.
Move and be moved and connected, in freedom and flow (sounds like surfing to me 🙂 ). And if you feel hurt, how can you let go and release – with love, and compassion – uplevelling your experience too…

Feb 25 / 28:
MARS in SAG in Square with VENUS and MERCURY in PI.
Follow the momentum, and attract in the field of love. Take it easy on agendas and righteousness (yours, theirs), and dance with what-IS.’

March 11: 
MARS in SAG in Fire Trine with URANUS in (MARS ruled) ARIES.
Be the inspired Activist and Innovator! Where could you actualize this potential your life?

March 13 / 14:
MARS in late SAG (the Galactic Centre) – just before entering CAP – in square with CHIRON in late PI.
Discover the Teaching, and find the Medicine that moves you, from your Inner Deep Space.

 

Blessings for the Inner and Outer Rebirth-into-Freedom, and into Spring!

© Melanie Lichtinger 2018

 

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MARS Finale in SCO this Week, before it Crosses the ‘Phoenix Point’ and Rises in SAG (Jan 26 – March 17): Upwards-Onwards we GO!

16 Jan

phoenixrising

 

MARS, presently at the ‘tail end’ of SCO, will cross over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG on Jan 26 – Yayyyy!

First things first:
MARS is presently at the ‘tail end’ of SCORPIO, with a ‘finale’ this week, as it goes into quincunx with URANUS in late ARIES (the sign MARS rules), on Jan 17, and into deep Water trine with CHIRON in late PISCES on Jan 18:

How can transformation of hidden, sticky, repressed core ‘stuff’ that could have been exposed and ‘seen’ with MARS / JUPITER in early Jan now move and process, through a liberating fresh approach, in ‘baby steps’?
And how can you relax and receive and heal from that place?

Lots of burning and purging has been going on, on deep inner levels for us personally, and big time on collective levels too, since MARS entered SCO, on Dec 9, 2017…
The purge was super boosted round the time when MARS and JUPITER joined forces in SCO, on Jan 6.

MARS in SCO also catalyzed the big PLUTO purge, since PLUTO rules SCO, and PLUTO is also the transpersonal version of MARS (higher power vs. personal power and assertion).
So, we already had our share, and hopefully used the intensity wisely. Maybe it takes some time to process and integrate what’s been going on. JUPITER in SCO until Nov 8 certainly helps with this.

Have you noticed more energetic support in flushing out what came up, and needs to be eliminated and transformed, since MARS is now at the end of SCO (since mid-January), and will go into trine with CHIRON this week?

What’s been ‘poking and provoking’ us, even though it could have created conflict, and might feel fierce, is actually also good medicine for transformation and empowerment.

What’s next?

As MARS crosses over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCORPIO to SAG, on Jan 26, let its fiery energy burn off what you’re not, and give you a boost into rebirth! 

What needs to be purged in your life, esp. in the area related to the house where SCO / SAG is in your chart?
Maybe you have Planets, Sun, Moon, or AC there?
Be in touch, if you could use supportive pointers, or an Astro Boost!

Once MARS will be in SAG, a fiery energy comes into the system that’s excellent for motivation, enthusiasm, literally travelling, shooting from the Heart, being in your Truth, and aiming high.

Just watch for the shadow expressions of turning your fight for a cause into an argumentative and righteous endeavor / mission.
Yes, you’ve come through a lot, and you know now…
Yet, not everyone understands, and is on the same page…

Blessings for the Inner Magical Alchemy and Rebirth – into Spring!

 

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2018

 

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VENUS and the SUN enter AQUARIUS (Jan 17 & 19), and MERCURY follows on Jan 31: Prometheans & Light Leaders, Unite, in Cooperation!

15 Jan

AQUARIAN Times Ahead!

Right after the late CAPRICORN New Moon (Jan 16 at 6:17 pm PST), first VENUS (on Jan 17 at 5:54 PST), and then the SUN (on Jan 19 at 7:09 pm PST) cross over the ‘Prometheus Point’, and enter AQUARIUS!


VENUS will be in AQ not quite a month, until Feb 10.
The SUN will be in AQ as ‘usual’ from Jan 19 – Feb 18.


This year, the AQ season will see also AQ Eclipses, as the South Node is in AQ – until Nov.
There’ll be a Total Lunar (Jan 31) and a Partial Solar Eclipse (Feb 15 – also the eve of the Chinese New Year).

After a phase with SO much EARTH, and NO AIR (except for the MOON) since mid-Dec(!), in the Astro-elemental realm, AQ is a welcome and uplifting energy, as the most solid & rocky Earth of CAP turns into Aquarian AIR.

 

Up on the Rocks, liberating fresh Air. Photo by Melanie, Jan 15, 2018


A Swiss client of mine who was born on this CAP – AQ cusp literally climbs up mountains, with his parachute / flying device, to glide around and down. He describes this as his ultimate Freedom.

On this cusp, we might have ‘done the work’ / accomplished our purpose (if that’s ever possible), and feel FREE.

Prometheus – the Archetype of Uranus – Bringing the Fire of the Gods to Humanity

Mythological Prometheus climbed up Mount Olympus, seat of the gods / the elite, to bring the fire of illumination to humanity (was punished though by the gods, and only an encounter with  Wounded Healer Chiron who acknowledged that everyone should have access to ‘the fire’ set him free).


So yeah, if you have Planets / AC / Nodes on that cusp you might identify with this story, and also be here to dedicate ‘your work’ to the liberation of humanity.
Esoterically it’s called Light (AQ) Worker (CAP).
I like Light Leader better – leading by example (CAP), rather than doing the work ‘for them’.

And here we realize that our own work and achievements only go this far.
Cooperation in Community of Light Leaders is key.
VENUS, and then the SUN in AQ help us attract others who’re also doing their work, and would be good matches for us, for cooperation, community building, and  convergence of communities.

Maybe some of these contacts have already been activated… happened for me lately where I was asked by 3 community leaders to engage in cooperation with them – yay!

The AIR is thin, in those great and established heights, and it’s cool out there.
I.o.w., in the old (!) world hierarchical, patriarchal paradigm – which thankfully is changing, complements PLUTO in CAP – it’s been an ‘elite’ place that’s a) hard to access, and b) there might not be many good matching people out there, and c) they’ve already established their system, and their circles.
Hope you don’t buy into this anymore, because: The times, they are a-changing. 


With VENUS leading on, and the SUN following into AQ this week, it would be good to expose yourself to groups and networks that you’re genuinely interested in cooperating with, to increase the odds for meeting ‘them’.
So much easier nowadays with the Aquarian online web world! 

 

URANUS Rules AQUARIUS
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

By the way, I’m being asked quite often, and you might wonder too:

Is the AQUARIUS AGE already here? Or when does it start?

No clear-cut ‘correct’ answer for this.
Yes, according to the astronomical calculations the AQ Age starts when the Spring Equinox point will move (always backwards, and very, very gradually) out of PISCES and into AQ – apparently in the year 2597 – faaaar ahead.

But for one thing, there are ‘overlaps’ in the constellations.
And there are other indications, besides the ‘mere’ calculations.

Over the last 20 years, we’ve seen a ‘preview’ of what the AQ age could be about:

  • URANUS and NEPTUNE were united in AQ in the late 1990’s – they have 84- and 165-year cycle, and a conjunction in AQ is super rare.
    What happened then?
    Personal computers became accessible for everyone, and the Internet took off, and changed our social, communicative, and work world forever. In the meantime, the Internet is omnipresent, in any area of life!
  • PLUTO (with its 248-year cycle) will go into AQ in 2023 / 24.
    There’s a big time AQ Evolution coming up. 

    Looks like Humanity really gotta and can cooperate much more than ever. Since things get intense and extreme with PLUTO, we can also see a lot of alienation and encapsulation, social awkwardness, and other side effects of the technological self-sufficiency…
    Endeavours of replacing humans with robots will increase, and perhaps a massive ‘Space Age’ will break out, with settlements on other Planets, if Earth becomes uninhabitable – whoooaah!

Let’s already / any time work and create with the AQ energy optimally, be innovative (Uranus / Prometheus, the AQ related Planetary Archetype loves that), connect with like-spirited others in high-level integrity, and cooperate in community to co-create into the future, a future ON Planet Earth, I’d propose.

 

Next UP, this Year and Month:

MERCURY will also pay AQ a visit, between Jan 31 and Feb 17 – when, as a grand finale, it aligns with the SUN, just before both enter PISCES.

MERCURY is ‘exalted’ in AQ – the energy it can operate best in:
Our thinking can be more systemic and out-of-the-box, crystal clear and detached, concerned with the greater good, forward-thinking, team-mind, brain storming, aiming at cooperative, innovative solutions.

 

MARS will be this year for a very long time in AQ this year:
May 15 – Aug 15, and Sept 10 – Nov 15!

Why so long?
Because of the MARS retro phase from June 26 – Aug 27 (back into end of CAP).

What are endeavours that really serve the system, the greater good, and humanity???
More about this major transit of 2018 closer to the date.

 

Blessings for the AQ Times!
Needless to say (I do it anyway):


Astrology is an Aquarian Art.

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2018

 

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MERCURY enters CAP on Jan 10 (until Jan 31): Important Messages from SATURN, LILITH, and PLUTO (Jan 12, 16, 24)

9 Jan

SO much going on with PLUTO (as the SUN and VENUS meet it today – transformation in our Consciousness and Values – attracting and modelling Integrity, and bringing out our Best!), and MARS – JUPITER in SCO the sign of PLUTO – big purge, and desire to go into the depth….
Here’s a video I created yesterday, for these energies.

And:
MERCURY is also an Alchemist.

MERCURY in CAP – Staying Grounded on (and in) solid Marble, and Taking off from a good Foundation. 

Connecting through language and messages, and crafting skillfully – in CAP like a sculptor.

The MERCURY retro phase of Nov / Dec 2017 (all in SAG) is now integrating and consolidating- yay!

Here’s a little itinerary for the next phase, out of post-retro, and through CAP:

JAN 10: 
Post-retro ‘shadow’ ends.

We’ve come a long way, since it all ‘started’, mid-Nov (pre-retro ‘shadow’). So much clearer and wiser now…
MERCURY crosses the ‘Integrity Point’ from SAG to CAP.

Time to walk the talk, and build the change.

JAN 12: MERCURY conjunct SATURN (#2 of 2) – in early CAP.
Nice time for a new ‘contract with yourself’ (or with others).

JAN 16: MERCURY conjunct LILITH in early CAP.
What does ‘Being in Your True Nature’ translate into, on the ground level of ‘real life’?

JAN 24: MERCURY conjunct PLUTO in mid-CAP.
Deep Change of Mind(set?). Communicating and living by what matters most.

 

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Epiphanies and Liberation

6 Jan

Hi dear Astro~News Reader!

Have you noticed? Lots of things come into motion these days, and wake-up calls lead to breakthroughs!
Dynamic start-up energies with URANUS going direct again (since Jan 2) in ARIES kick us out of old conditioning.
WAKE UP, People!
Time to give ourselves permission to Break Free from old, heavy, slow, conditioned consciousness, and into liberated initiatives.

 

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Show up authentically, get started, and BE YOU!

With a liberated consciousness Synchronicities and Epiphanies happen!

And since there’s NO Planet retrograde now, until early March it’s an excellent phase for dynamic manifestation, and for building based on vision and integrity (SATURN out of SAG, and now in CAP).

Picture above:
Prometheus bringing the Fire of the Gods to Humanity

 

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Today Jan 6 MERCURY in late SAG (Galactic Ctre) goes into FIRE trine with URANUS stationary in late AR, and squares CHIRON in late PI (#3 of 3 in the retro and post-retro phase):
Gazing into the Eye of the Divine, vast and unfathomable. What can be said???

Deeper understanding of what frees and heals us, and helps release old ‘stories’ and beliefs.

Jan 6 is Epiphany in the Christian calendar – ‘Astrologers’ / Magi Day’ –
Time for all of us to See the Light, and Follow the Star!

 

 

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MARS in SCORPIO meets JUPITER on Jan 6, and both will be in sextile with SUN / VENUS / PLUTO in CAP on Jan 8/9: Diving into the Alchemy!

5 Jan

MARS and JUPITER are very close to each other now, and will be exactly aligned tomorrow Jan 6 – every 2 years!

It all happens in deep and mysterious  SCORPIO (which MARS likes, and ‘used to’ rule, before PLUTO came along, and claimed its underworld domain – MARS is still co-ruler).

MARS / JUPITER give a lot of energy, esp. for ‘bravely’ diving into depth, intimacy, inner processing, research, and anything that benefits from change through going to the core of things.

Furthermore, on Jan 8 / 9, VENUS will align with the SUN and PLUTO in CAP, and the trio will go into sextile with MARS / JUPITER in SCO!
Life on Earth is magical – just a matter of seeing and appreciating it. The gifts of Nature are bountiful, and she ‘straightens us out’ in a good way 🙂

Blessings for the Inner Magical Alchemy!

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2018

 

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