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ARIES – LIBRA Harvest Moon 2017: Wake Up, Be Fully YOU, and Bring Your Authentic Nature into Cooperation and Partnership!

4 Oct

Boom!
The ARIES MOON is here-now, since 1:40 pm PDT today Oct 4 – opening the scene for her exact Fullness, opposite the LIBRA SUN, tomorrow, Oct 5 at 11:40 am PDT.

The warm and golden early October SUN and the crispy-fresh moonlit nights this week have been such a beautiful gift of contrast and balance.

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Balance and Freshness by the Water (and what a way of being a West-Coast child!) –               Photo by Melanie, Oct 2017

 

The first Full Moon in Fall is coming up!
It’s the Harvest Moon – the Full Moon closest to the Fall Equinox!

 

A good time to check in, what’s coming to Fruition, in this Harvest time – not just from the Summer, but from longer phases!

Soo much has been stirred up and in turmoil in the social and public world, and for many of us privately too in the last weeks, as URANUS the Shake-up / Wake-up Liberator yet also disruptive, shocking, and traumatizing force turned direct / forward at the very end of ARIES, in early August.

  • How have you set yourself FREE from being bombarded with news that could easily re-traumatize something latent in you?
  • What do you DO about moving courageously forward in your life and in this world?
  • What’s waking up in you?

 

MARS, the ruler of ARIES, has been travelling close to the SUN this Summer which heated up the atmosphere, and it’s been sadly literally a record year for out-of-control wildfires here in the West.
Hope you found positive passionate outlets for MARS / SUN this Summer! 
The SUN is gradually further ahead of MARS now, loosening the heated Yang type combo, plus, the present LIBRA SUN is ruled by VENUS, and more conducive to the dance and negotiation in partnership than than battling with fire and fury.
Additionally, up until tomorrow, Oct 5, MARS has been ahead of VENUS (since Spring 2016!), and we’ve seen the effects of a MARS driven world all too well.
This too is changing, as VENUS will pass MARS, just hours before the Full Moon.
Please find my VENUS / MARS blog post here, for more in-depth info (incl. the Sabian Symbol for their union).

  • What’s cooking for you, in the Conscious Cooperation Caravan?

 

Also JUPITER is coming to the end of its 11-month journey through LIBRA next week, on Oct 10, when it moves over the ‘Tipping Point’ into SCORPIO (until Nov 9, 2018).
Harvesting the LIBRAN gifts by JUPITER with questions like these can be quite fruitful:

  • What have you seen more clearly about relationships with significant others and yourself IN relatedness, over the last year? 
  • What did you attract in others as a reflection of yourself (missing parts, blind spots, shadow projection)?
  • Which important choices came up for you, and how did you go about choosing wisely?
  • How do you go about restoring inner and outer peace and balance, in a world of turmoil (JUPITER in LI has been opposed by URANUS in ARIES 3 times, in Dec 2016, March and Sept 2017)?

The area of life related to LIBRA in your chart is what has been ‘blown up’ so that there can be more space around it that allows for (mutual) growth.


‘Even’ good ole SATURN comes to the end of the SAG finish line soon – on Dec 19 – where it’s been since Sept 2015, challenging us to focus on the light and on what matters, in a world of distraction and disorientation.

Harvest review:

  • How do you stay on track on your intrinsic path?
  • When challenges and ‘obstacles’ show up, can you recognize them for what they are, adjust the course or our approach, and take the teaching and guidance?
  • How have you been able to not loose heart, with what you see in the world
  • What keeps you moving forward with your vision? Where’s your WHY?
  • Where does the journey go NOW, and what motivated you now, compared to 2 years ago?

 

We’re in the build-up time for this ARIES Full Moon that’s a ‘fierce midwife to URANUS’, the Awakener and Revolutionary Archetype.

When the BS hits the fan there’s no holding back – so much is bursting out now, as in ARIES – emergence / emergency. Quite the wake-up call, for The Feminine (MOON) and for The People.

In traditional Astrology, the MOON is the Archetype of the People vs. the SUN is the King / Queen / Ruler. I know, this societal model is outdated, and up for evolutionary change, but hey, it’s been symbolically still in effect, and currently again in full force, as seen in places like Catalunya striving for its independence from Spain (see yesterday’s Astro blog about it, with the charts of Barcelona and Spain).
It illustrates what’s going on and shaken up at so many places and in so many ways:
The People (MOON in ARIES) come out and stand up: “Hey, this is US, our Catalan identity can’t be repressed (PLUTO in CAP), our voice must be heard, we’re not in this anymore, and we might pro-actively declare our independence.” Suspense in Spain…

Speaking one’s Truth, and being on the Path is very ‘loaded’ now. The Full Moon will be in the central LEO part of ARIES, and URANUS is in the Sagittarian part of ARIES – linking over in a trine to SATURN in SAG – the end of ‘old stories and beliefs’.
What stories are wanna-be leaders trying to tell us?
We’re not living by ‘old stories and dogmatic laws and beliefs anymore.

 

Calling for a Revolution?

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Angel of Revelation, Painting by William Blake

The Inner Revolution and Liberation has begun for so many of us, in fact, is HERE when we wake up from the past, from the dream, from anything that keeps us from living in the NOW.

Since the ARIES FULL MOON is close to URANUS (and will meet URANUS on Oct 6, the door to spiritual awakening is open.

Upon waking up (“What a crazy nightmare was that???” or “Was I dull, not really alive, apathetic, and paralyzed?”), a freedom FOR a conscious new start, a new blossoming, and / or: An alert presence in the I AM can ‘take over’.

 

What’s LIBRA got to do with it?

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It offers questions like:

  • What would be conscious (SUN) choices (LIBRA) that meet the need (MOON) to be authentically, fully YOU (ARIES)? Hint – it starts with: Choose Yourself!
  • What’s negotiable (LIBRA) and what’s a deal breaker (URANUS in ARIES)?
  • How could a partnership look like (LIBRA) that brings out the partners’ liberated beingness (URANUS in ARIES) where the light is reflected to one another?
  • Baby steps at a time (ARIES) are fine and normal.
  • Too much sitting on the fence, weighing and waiting (for the other to make a move, for ‘something’ to happen and tip the scale) doesn’t do it much longer. JUPITER ‘had it’ and crosses over the ‘Tipping Point’ into SCO on Oct 10. Choices create change!

Lots of questions to consider, says SUN / MERCURY, not far from JUPITER in LIBRA, on the other side of the ‘equation’.
Yet, i.m.o., being truly, spontaneously authentic in the Self naturally supports good choices, and things don’t ‘stick’ so much in relationships that need to be ‘ironed out’ again.
I know, it can be a balancing act to bring one’s true authentic Nature into relationship – but it’s actually more from the perspective of the conditioned Self an ‘issue’ than from the free, authentic Self.

 

And then, what a beautiful cosmic reflection showing up also tomorrow:

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

On the DAY of the ARIES (ruled by MARS) – LIBRA (ruled by VENUS) Full Moon will be also the union (every 2 years only) of VENUS and MARS (see today’s blog post for this theme)!

May cooperation (VENUS) rather than competition and confrontation (MARS) lead the way now!

May the world, humanity, and everyone of us be more / come back into integrity (VIR), and may right relationship/s in dynamic, ‘juicy’ synergy help us with conscious, creative cooperation!


VENUS goes into square with SATURN on Oct 8, and MARS on Oct 9:
Specifics and ‘details’ can make things complicated and create conflict and stagnation – or just need to be ‘ironed out’ to open the path for the YES.

VENUS will go into opposition with CHIRON in PISCES on Oct 10, and MARS on Oct 15:
Integrity in adaptive Fluidity can be the Medicine.

 

Voila – here is the chart for the exact ARIES – LIBRA Full Moon tomorrow Oct 5, at 11:40 am PDT, as viewed from Victoria BC:

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You see the Full Moon Axis of the MOON in mid-ARIES (with LEO undertone – Be Fully and authentically YOU!) not far from URANUS end of ARIES which is in mutually enhancing Fire trine with SATURN / LILITH in late SAG.
LILITH is now in the area pointing to the Galactic Centre where we deeply trust the ultimately Unknown – to reveal our True Nature in the ‘Journey’.

The SUN and MERCURY bring contrasting balance in mid-LIBRA (with an AQ undertone):

  • How can we consciously cooperate for Peace, Justice, Fairness, Equality? It takes a team / group / circle / humanity.
  • What’s a well-suited cooperation and partnership – esp. with others who show up in the area of life where LIBRA is in your chart?
    If they aren’t naturally compatible how can you bring yourself into balance and be at peace with what IS?

MERCURY will go into opposition with URANUS on Oct 15, and the SUN on Oct 19 (the day of the LIBRA New Moon) which can be quite a dilemma between ‘Us’ and ‘Me’ or convention and spontaneous action. It can also resolve the tension from JUPITER opp. URANUS since last Winter. May there be a consciously chosen win-win!

PLUTO, still stationary (went direct on Sept 29) in mid-CAP is the apex (= outlet) of a wide cardinal T-square with the Full Moon axis!

What does PLUTO in CAP point to, where can the change be sourced, and what can the state of things change into?

  • The Power of TIME and Timeliness.
    How do we know when’s the ‘right & ripe time’, esp. when making choices that involve / are dependent on others (LIBRA) while you might want to move forward or it’s not really your gig (ARIES)?
    Astrology helps through showing us the cosmic cycles, and how to align with them. Natural inner knowing and alignment helps too. Don’t let yourself get guilt-tripped (“You should do this for… them”) or pressured (“You should be already…. doing this”) in this ever so 24/7 production mode world (which isn’t really all that productive, if natural cycles of rest and regeneration aren’t honoured.
    So perhaps the Power of TIME means to slow down, smell the Roses, and let things naturally ripen until their Harvest time comes…?
  • Honouring the Elders, and Receiving Guidance.
    Elders may be biological Elders, Spirit Elders, the Spirit of the ‘Old World’…
    Being in (LIBRA) partnership with them, and guided (CAP) by and to them can be very powerful – IF you hear the call (SATURN, the ruler of CAP is now in SAG, testing us to find where the most important YES is).
  • Working Well with Resources. Being Resourceful.
    Which ties into Time and Natural Laws…

    Working respectfully with the cycles of nature, incl. our own nature, the human life cycle, and day-to-day cycles. CAP traditionally works with the Land, and cooperates with Nature. When and where is a good time / place to seed / plant / harvest?
    There’s simplicity and beauty in this. Can we apply it again more into our lives?
    CAP says: I use (I use what’s here and make the best out of it, I’m resourceful).
    The shadow would be to abuse, over-use, and the lack would be to under-use what’s sitting somewhere, and would be a helpful resource.
    Bottom line: Time for an inventory (LIBRA / CAP) / invent-ory (URANUS in ARIES).
  • Wisdom of the Body.
    The most obvious ‘earthly’ resource ‘close to us’ is our body, of course. Mid-CAP where PLUTO is now has also a TAURUS undertone – TAU rules bodily sensation.

    Don’t let yourself get de-stabilized from chaos and imbalance around (low grade experience of UR in AR). Find and stand your ground.
    So yeah, let’s definitely bring the wisdom of the body in, for wise choices, and empowering change, while being in our authentic Self!

 

JUPITER, on the brink of leaving LIBRA, will enter SCORPIO on Oct 10, to move through the Magical Zodiac zone until Nov 9, 2018.

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Johfra Bosschart: VENUS rules LIBRA

The painting to the left by Johfra Bosschart contains a lot of esoteric symbolism.

I chose it to illustrate an important aspect of the transition from LIBRA to SCORPIO (upper part of the picture):

In the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Ibis-headed Thoth to the left with the double-serpent and Cow-headed Hathor to the right weigh the heart of the deceased (in an urn) against the feather of Ma’at (Goddess of Justice).
May in any significant choice point and transition our heart be unburdened, and as light as a feather!

 
The transition from LIBRA to SCORPIO is not only the ‘Tipping Point’ (the scales tip, the choice is being made – or it’s a ‘choiceless choice’! – and inevitably leads to change), but also an ‘Alchemy Point’ where ‘ingredients’ are ‘married’, to co-create something bigger than the sum of them.
If the ‘match’ is magical powerful change is afoot!
JUPITER into SCORPIO shows us opportunities to go into magical change – if we trust the Unknown.
 
Yet it also shows what’s hidden and covered, and makes it worthwhile visiting and digging deeply into our taboo, repressed, or emotionally (apparently) controlled experiences. To bring forth treasures that we might have buried from the world and ourselves. Who knows what comes from that?!
 
More to come, in a special JUPITER into SCORPIO blog post next week.
 
I felt called to offer JUPITER in SCORPIO Deep Dive Sessions, for the first month of JUPITER in SCORPIO (10 / 10 – 11 / 11), where we intentionally, and with the astrological map & compass, plus the synchronistic support of Voyager Tarot & Animal Spirit cards, go into, and focus on:
  • What’s being cleared away now, from your ‘inner basement / closet’?
  • Where is deep transformation now possible in your Life, what does it take to go INTO it, and how do you meet the landscape you meet there?
  • What’s the Alchemy that presents itself?
  • What does that mean for your ‘outer’ world, above the surface?

You can find out more about the Deep Dive Sessions at my FB Page Event.
If you’re new to my services I welcome you to get in touch before booking, if you have preliminary questions, and to get to know each other a bit before we ‘dive in’.

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, for perspective at a crossroad or dilemma, and for empowered choices.

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JUPITER opposes URANUS and PLUTO in CAP goes direct (Sept 27 / 28): Wise Choices in Authenticity. Wisdom of the Body. Authority of Natural Laws.

27 Sep

Hmmm, that’s a mouthful of a title…

Hopefully sums up what helps in dilemmas and choices we’re facing SO much these days, personally and collectively, choices of small and bigger impact, esp. since JUPITER is in LIBRA (SEPT 9, 2016 – OCT 10, 2017).

I say intentionally ‘Choices’ instead of ‘Decisions’ to balance out the masculine and also potentially disempowering language and experience of the word decision = “I have to”, which is also quite a narrow polarized dualistic  ‘this or that’ way of looking at things.

We do indeed have many choices – and are constantly exposed to lots of different avenues and approaches we can take. The gifts of our interconnected modern world. Which creates overwhelm too (TOOO much to choose from, is also what JUPITER in LIBRA can bring up).
SO,

  • What would be a wise choice now, given all the implications and people involved?
  • A choice / choices from a ‘higher vantage point’ (JUPITER expands our consciousness and sees things from an ‘Eagle Perspective’)?
  • A choice that supports balance in relationships, and synergy – everybody wins and grows (LIBRA / JUPITER)?
  • Choices that bring peace and harmony, yet not for its own sake / at anyone’s expense (JUPITER in SCORPIO would show where hidden agenda sits)?

 

JUPITER will be only 2 more weeks in LIBRA before it crosses over the ‘Tipping Point’ into SCORPIO on OCT 10!
Let’s choose wisely, since Choices lead to Change!
What’s the Change you wish to see / you’re born to be part of? Choose accordingly!

Maybe these days you have received help and perhaps unexpected divine intervention (JUPITER / URANUS) with choices?

URANUS in ARIES shakes things up to wake us up from a ‘too peaceful slumber’. 
Which helps you make new, fresh choices that change paradigms, and free up energy.

Life is NOW, says URANUS in ARIES. Why wait, why then – there – someday….
And YES, it’s YOUR Life. Don’t compromise, be fully and authentically YOU, in the choices you make! 
In the Freshness of the NOW, BE the One you’ve been waiting for!

 

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Open to the Light, in Integrity and Beauty – Photo by Melanie, Sept 2017

 

Also in the Cosmic Equation:

PLUTO in mid-CAPRICORN goes from retro (since APR 20, a yearly pattern) again direct / forward from Earth perspective, tomorrow SEPT 28!
With the stationary PLUTO energy, SEPT and OCT 2017 are quite PLUTO months where a lot of purging and transformation takes place:

With PLUTO retro in CAP, we’ve been purging a lot of inner and old conditioning related to power and control, fear and (self) punishment, abuse, rejection, resentment, sense of failure (according to which standards?), and judgment.
SO much out there in the world – and in us…
THIS needs to move, and transmute into something else that’s a much better use of the CAP energy.

 

PLUTO sits almost between JUPITER and URANUS – a wide T-square, and is the catalyst for change, helping with wise choices in authenticity.


What does PLUTO in CAP point to and what can it change into?

  • The Power of TIME and Timeliness.
    How do we know when’s the ‘right & ripe time’? Astrology helps through showing us the cosmic cycles, and how to align with them. And natural inner knowing and alignment helps too. Don’t let yourself get pressured from external forces (“You should be already….”) in this ever so 24/7 production mode world (which isn’t really all that productive if natural cycles of rest and regenration aren’t honoured.
    So perhaps the Power of TIME means to slow down, smell the Roses, and let things ripen…?
  • Honouring the Elders, and Receiving Guidance.
    Elders may be biological Elders, Spirit Elders, the spirit of the ‘Old World’…
    Being guided by and to them can be very powerful if you hear the call (SATURN, the ruler of CAP is now in SAG, testing us to find where the most important YES is).
  • Working Well with Resources. Being Resourceful.
    Which ties into Time and Natural Laws…

    Working respectfully with the cycles of nature, incl. our own nature, the human life cycle and day-to-day cycles. CAP traditionally works with the Land and cooperates with Nature. When and where is a good time / place to seed / plant / harvest?
    There’s simplicity and beauty in this. Can we apply it again more into our lives?
    CAP says: I use (I use what’s here and make the best out of it, I’m resourceful).
    The shadow would be to abuse, over-use, and the lack would be to under-use what would be a helpful resource.
    So, bottom line: Time for an inventory / invent-ory.
  • Wisdom of the Body.
    The most obvious ‘earthly’ resource close to us is our body of course. Mid-CAP where PLUTO is now has also a TAURUS undertone – TAU rules bodily sensation.
    Don’t let yourself get de-stabilized from chaos and imbalance around (low grade experience of UR in AR). Find and stand your ground.

    So yeah, let’s definitely bring the wisdom of the body in for wise choices!

 

Goes well with the

Sabian Symbol for the degree where PLUTO goes direct / forward from tomorrow:

CAPRICORN 17°:
A REPRESSED WOMAN FINDS A PSYCHOLOGICAL RELEASE IN NUDISM.

KEYNOTE: The escape from bondage to social inhibitions and a reliance upon the wisdom of the body.

Under the pressure of religions that have created a sharp and unwholesome division between soul and body, society has produced strict codes of values regarding the play of natural instincts, and has glorified them under the name of “decency” and “modesty.” The growing trend toward nudism — which of course has nothing to do with the “pornographic” display of one’s body — is a welcome protest against the depressing and neurosis-generating puritanism of the past. Men and women are demanding a psychologically as well as physically healthful freedom of the body as a means of overcoming the hypocrisy and constrictions of social behavior.

In this second stage symbol we see how our society has been able to repress and distort the natural activity of the human body and its sensitivity to the elements. Thus a contrast is established between healthy youth at play and the neurotic subservience to a socio-religious tradition. The symbol is a call for RELEASE FROM INHIBITIONS.

Indeed, the Body is wiser than all the concepts and expectations superimposed on life.
Let’s free ourselves up to BE more embodied, and true to our Nature!

 

 

Would you like to explore the FALL 2017 Astro Weather, in a circle, and as it shows up in YOUR life? 
Come join us in the Fall 2017 Astro Parlour, next Mon Oct 2!
Here is the FB Event. All welcome, and online participation possible.

 

 

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you in being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to YOUR INNER ‘COSMIC COMPASS’.

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

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘HUB OF THE WHEEL’where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

 

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified WITH them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

 

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES, via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
In a world of online offers, our intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

This is to empowered and liberating ways of working with the ancient and timeless gifts of Astrology!

 

Guru Purnima Full Moon Blessings – with the Astro ‘Gurus’ Jupiter & Saturn!

6 Jul

There’s a lot to the upcoming CAP – CAN Full Moon – exact on Saturday July 8 at 9:07 pm PDT!

Yet, it can be summed up in simple ways (CAP likes that!) – Guru Purnima leads the way!

The Full Moon comes with Sirius the ‘Dog Star’ / Scorcher (which is presently at 14°19′ CAN), next to the SUN / MARS, and with Vega the ‘Harp Star’ (which is presently at 15°34′ CAP), next to the MOON / PLUTO.
Two major Fixed Stars – with beautiful yet also dramatic ‘star love lore’ are involved in the already Full Moon ‘Power House’.
And: the Full Moon axis is squared by super-charger JUPITER.

Here is the Sirius / Vega enhanced Full Moon Chart – whoaaa!

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Here on the West Coast, the Full Moon will be exact at Moonrise / Sunset!

Clearly, this Full Moon gets our attention, and has us process lots of inner, old, ancestral, ancient ‘stuff’ (PLUTO next to the MOON in CAP).

 

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Pluto Reveals… One of the first pictures New Horizons transmitted from the close fly-by in July 201

 

And it’ll be also in the centre of CAN – CAP (which has a ‘fixed’ SCO – TAU ‘undertone’ – the ‘axis of the Buddha’.

A friend sent me a Ram Das article today – so synchronistic.

Here ‘s a related one that’s even more pertinent. RD nails it. SO apropos full-ON CAP Moon with Pluto:

  • What’s our job when people ‘are difficult’?
  • How do our emotions and needs (like for them to love and appreciate us) have power over us, pull you into the drama and out of equanimity?
  • What needs to deepen to change this?
  • A heavy curriculum… (a la CAP)… yet lightened and transformed in the Heart.

I get it, and have been there with family and other ‘karmic partners’…

This Full Moon also helps us connect with ‘Ancient Essence’ – the essence of the Ancestors (PLUTO in CAP with the MOON). Biological Ancestors, ancient Teachers, Ancestors of the Land…
Maybe their Spirit is speaking to us…

 

In Hindu and Buddhist tradition the Full Moon in July is the Guru Purnima / Guru Puja, dedicated to the inner and outer Guru.

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Ganesh is being invoked at the onset of a journey.

We could all use some Ganesh energy nowadays / -years…
SATURN (ruler of the Full Moon sign CAP) is presently in SAG (Sept 2015 – Winter Solstice 2017) where karmic challenges for ‘the journey’ / the path arise – only to teach us what our inner blocks and old beliefs are…

Dense stuff, perhaps. Heavy curriculum?
May the Inner Teacher and light bringer show the way!

 

 


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“Ohhh, I don’t have a Guru, nor do I want one!” is what one might hear from us Westerners…

GU-RU means ‘simply’ “From Darkness to Light” – one who removes darkness and brings light. 

“Guru Purnima is celebrated on the day of the year when the Sun is closest to the Earth and the Full Moon reflects the brightest light. It is a holy day, and an especially beneficial time to make fresh resolves for spiritual growth.

Because the energies of the Sun and Moon are both at their peak, our subtle energy channels are unusually open and receptive to absorb spiritual energy. Practices done or begun on this day will bring growth and auspiciousness in the life of the disciple.

Through sadhana (spiritual practice) and by following the Guru’s teachings, devotees can purify the mind to reflect the Atman, just as the Moon reflects the brightness of the Sun.

Traditionally, Guru Purnima is an auspicious time to begin four months of spiritual practice. Beginning at this time allows us to make great spiritual progress more quickly.”

 

Never too early, never too late, for spiritual practice, and connection with the inner guru / teacher / mentor / light bringer, I’d say.

Time (ruled by CAP) in fact can be suspended, stretched, and can dissolve and ‘disappear’ in immersion with what IS  (PLUTO points us to ‘that’). The guru is a bridge into vastness, spaciousness, and freedom.

 

In Astrology, the ‘Guru’ is associated with the Archetypes of JUPITER, the mentor, and SATURN, the teacher.

 

Jupiter & Earth

Presently, JUPITER is in mid LIBRA, T-squaring the Full Moon axis(!):

As mentioned above:
What ‘kicks us out of balance’ (esp. in relationships with loved ones and not-so-loved ones)?
What’s the emotional charge – CAN – and what’s the need for acknowledgment, control that turns into judgment – CAP – ?
What brings us into inner Peace, regardless?

How about developing a good relationship (LIBRA) with spiritual practice?
Once we SEE the benefits (JUPITER) it’s clearly a wise choice (LI).

 

Saturn & Earth

SATURN is also very potent at this Guru Puja time, since it is now almost stationary (during August), and will go from retro (since Apr 6) to direct / forward on Aug 25.

As we step out of the ‘path’ of limiting Karma and ‘Obstacles’, we SEE more clearly, and move forward with transformed understanding and strength.

 

Under PLUTO in SATURN ruled CAP (2008 – 2023), and NEPTUNE & CHIRON in PISCES (since 2011 / 2012, until 2018 / 2026) so many traditional spiritual teachings and practices  have massively reached the Western, modern cultures and become ‘mainstream’.

Different accesses and avenues for everyone, yet light is always light.

 

Aummmm! Namaste!

The Light in me honours the Light in you!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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JUPITER at 13°13′ LIBRA goes direct on June 9 (13 min after the Full Moon!): Wise Choices, Number 13, and Balance of Inner Masculine and Feminine

8 Jun

The SAG – GEMINI Full Moon (blog post to follow) catalyzes other Planetary activation – foremost:
JUPITER (ruler of the MOON sign – SAG!) going direct only 13 min. after the exact Full Moon!

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Plus: JUPITER is in LIBRA, and a Full Moon with its polarity axis has a LIBRAN tone to it – it’s all about Balance, and Right Relationship.

Quite the JUPITER Month of June: As JUPITER ‘stations’ now, to shift from travelling retro (since early Feb) to direct (forward from Earth perspective) all things JUPITER and LIBRA are quite a highlight, and strongly in our awareness (JUPITER is like a magnifier) this month of June.

Ha, interesting that the month of JUNE was named after JUNO, JUPITER’s wife, and LIBRA is the sign of relationship. The Asteroid JUNO by the way tells us about our inner themes round committed relationships. Definitely worth exploring, as a focus, and since JUPITER in LIBRA is so strong now. Get in touch with me (contact info below) if you’d like to take this opportunity.

And back to LIBRA: The BIG question is: Who and what is a ‘good match’? Where the synergy of the two creates ‘1 + 1 = 3’ , more than the sum of its parts, and definitely not less…
Relationship themes are big this month, and already ‘blown up’ since JUPITER entered LIBRA, 09/09/2016. The ‘Big One’ will be still in LIBRA until 10/10/2017. The dates themselves suggest nice symmetry and harmony. JUPITER also shows us where we are idealistic (SATURN is the reality check).

Questions of Wise Choices, Peace, Balance, Relationship on all levels are important – not necessarily a ‘given’ (just look at the geopolitical scene, and our personal human condition)… but Growth (JUPITER) in those areas is calling, and there’s no lack of opportunities (JUPITER).

What brings us back into BALANCE? Making wise choices?
As the Bridge image suggests, building bridges is a good thing, yet sometimes, if there’s not really a common ground, or not a balance of giving and receiving, outgrowing a relationship is ok too.
Lots of clients with JUPITER transiting their 7th or 9th House literally feel they’ve outgrown a relationship. JUPITER in LIBRA has a similar effect to all of us, in the area where LIBRA is in our chart (10th House: The Public, 11th House: Community, Friends…).

Are you part of a mini-generation, with a slow moving Planet in LIBRA?
NEPTUNE in LIBRA (Oct 1942 – Oct 1956)
URANUS in LIBRA (Oct 1968 – Nov 1974)
PLUTO in LIBRA (Oct 1971 – Aug 1984)

JUPITER makes your LIBRAN themes bigger – perhaps to literally outgrow generational, historic conditioning around them:

For NEPTUNE in LIBRA, the romantic / disappointment / sacrificial quality relationships can take, yet also relationships as a spiritual journey.

For URANUS in LIBRA (the children of the NEPTUNE in LIBRA gen), having experienced disruption and divorce, possibly re-creating those patterns, and / or having a strong notion for independence. Yet also the chance to re-invent relationship that does allow for maximum self realization.

For PLUTO in LIBRA (also children of the NEPTUNE in LIBRA gen), on an inter-personal level the experience of power in / through relationships: The relationship has power, the other has power, I have power when I’m in the right relationship (or NOT in relationship). A deeper question might be: Who and what am I without relationship?
With PLUTO, it’s not about personal power but the power of Life, of Nature that can’t be argued 🙂

If you are in one of these mini generations (born 1942 – 1956, or 1968 – 1984), or have LIBRA otherwise prominent in your chart, I invite you to come and explore the opportunities for growth that JUPITER offers now. 

Relationship is also a reflection, and often a projection of the shadow that we don’t want to see in ourselves… and sometimes it takes the Medicine of SCORPIO (where JUPITER will immerse us in, from 10/10 on) to look under the surface…

If you feel called to check in astrologically what JUPITER in LIBRA shows you personally, and where Growth-through-Balance can unfold now, one option would be short LIBRA focused session (30 – 40 min), or come for a more comprehensive and encompassing 90 min – 2 hr full session. 
Maybe it’s time for an update anyway?

 

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Bridge Reflections – Photo by Melanie

Tomorrow, literally just 13 min after the exact Full Moon, JUPITER goes direct at 13°13′ LIBRA – what’s with all that symmetry…?

Even thought this FRIDAY is not a 13th – the misunderstood Day of the Sacred Feminine (13 Moons & VENUS-day), the message about the Number 13 with JUPITER is quite striking.
Message and Meaning (GEMINI – SAG)…
Maybe the cosmic message points us to the already unfolding renaissance of the Sacred Feminine, and an incentive for Balance and Sacred Marriage (LIBRA) of Masculine and Feminine on Planet Earth.

The next level, after the New Moon in GEM on May 25 that initiated a new dialogue, and new Inner Alchemy!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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* JUPITER goes retro on Feb 5 (until June 9): RE-visiting Relationships, ‘Contracts’, and Choices.

5 Feb

JUPITER  just went retro today Feb 5 /6 (until June 9).  It’s presently (Jan – Feb) a stationary / now retro focal point, which makes Jan and Feb very ‘Jupiterian’ months.


Themes of well considered choices, fairness, balance, equality, justice, the law, civil rights, the geo-political scene, negotiation, contracts, arts & culture, and right relationships (on all levels) are (obviously) huge these days, and broadly discussed.

 

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Quick RE-cap:
JUPITER is presently (since Sept 9, 2016) in LIBRA, until Oct 10, 2017 when it enters SCORPIO.

Themes of fairness, justice, right relationship, choices in general, balance, and peace are BIG this year – as it has become evident…
Doesn’t mean: “It’s all good”, rather blown up and magnified, so that real growth or growing out of certain non-‘matching’ situations can happen.
Once JUPITER is in SCO from the Fall on, big change will be under way.

 

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Two major aspects from JUPITER in LIBRA will occur (3 times each) this year:

JUPITER opposes URANUS in ARIES (# 1 was on Dec 26, 2016), on March 3 (#2), and on Sept 27, 2017 (# 3).

The opposition of JUPITER in LIBRA and URANUS in ARIES is quite a prominent ‘kicker’ all year. Expect the unexpected! Issues of justice, consideration, balance, fairness, negotiation and equality are HUGE now, with JUPITER in LI, and the lack thereof is very upsetting, unsettling, and causing turmoil, in the societal (esp. U.S. – where URANUS also squares their PLUTO in 2017 / 18) arena, under URANUS in AR. More unrest, uprising, protests and marches, action and re-action very likely…

  • What brings us balance and peace, and what’s unsettling and upsetting?
  • Where do we need to get off the fence and be proactive?
  • When is negotiation and ‘being nice’ enough, and it’s time to assert and be proactive?!
  • Yet, how can we, beyond going into opposition, integrate this polarity?
  • How can we find the inner Balance Point, and even Still-Point of our Essence, from which to act, freshly, freely, spontaneously?!

 

JUPITER squares PLUTO in CAP (# 1 was Nov 24, 2016), on March 30 (# 2), and on Aug 4, 2017 (# 3).

  • Our choices, and the relationships we engage in have a powerful effect on the world we live in.
  • How can we help turn things around for the better, and for positive growth?

 

An important time to re-view our choices and relationships: 
What’s a good match’, what creates synergy, or (in square with PLUTO in CAP), what’s just too much work and too much we’ve taken on? A time to scale back, and find inner fulfillment (VENUS will be retro too).
With JUPITER in LIBRA, there’s lots of incentive and reward for creating harmony and balance in our lives. 
PLUTO in CAP loves resourcefulness – digging and purging, re-using and re-purposing what we already have.

 

Johfra Bosschart: LIBRA, with abundant esoteric symbolism. You’ll love the descriptions http://www.johfraposters.com/store/?pID=12

Johfra Bosschart: LIBRA, with abundant esoteric symbolism. 

 

With JUPITER in LIBRA: 

  • How can harmony, peace, balance, culture, arts, aesthetics, fairness, and right relationship be enhanced in your life?
  • Where is growth possible?  

Of course, the personal astrological dynamics colour and modify the experience.

And we can all benefit from the important factor of awareness, so that we don’t unconsciously identify with the energies, however wisely travel with their currents.

Looks like we have to go inward-backward, under the JUPITER retro phase, from early Feb to early June, to find answers from within. And also to go back – way back in history and culture, and see better where things originate.

Wherever LIBRA is in your chart it’s time to re-visit those relationships, ‘old contracts’, and choices!

VENUS (the ruler of LIBRA) will also go retro soon (March 4 – Apr 15). The Feminine, inner and outer needs to be re-considered, and ‘she’ shall re-new her status, so that balance shall be re-established.

Definitely lots of interesting dynamics in the next while!

 

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* MERCURY out of retro, back in CAP (Jan 12 – Feb 6): Saving Mental Energy for… what it’s Good for. Feat. also: * No Planets Retro Phase?

14 Jan

Ahhh, let’s start with the Question:

* No Planets Retro Phase? 

I’ve been asked online and by friends and clients about this window of NO retro planets, in the phase since MERCURY went out of retro (Jan 8) until JUPITER goes retro (Feb 5).

Yes, technically it’s true, no planet of the Solar system is presently from Earth perspective going retrograde (you see on the Full Moon chart in the Jan 12 post no R behind planetary positions in the bottom right table). The conclusion that online initiatives for a global meditation made is that this window brings everything into forward motion, and things can manifest more easily without hindrance.

I wouldn’t generalize in that way, based on THAT factor alone. The Cardinal Grand Cross is actually much more of a catalyst – IF we don’t waste energy in conflict, and take ‘centred action’.
How’s it going for you with the CGC?

And, it’s also too technical to say: “Nothing is retro”, since MERCURY is JUST out of retro, and the time of the post-retro storm goes until mid January, followed by a post-retro shadow phase until end of January, where integration of the recent retro phase is on.
JUPITER in LIBRA on the other hand, is already slowing down into stationary mode now, to go retro from Feb 5.
JUPITER is quite the focal point end of Jan to mid Feb, and brings issues of fairness, balance, justice, right relationship and wise choices to our awareness to be RE-visited when in retro (until June 9). So it’s rather a time to consider: Stop and be aware of your choices!

By the way, it’s not super rare to have no planets retro. Also 2015 ended and 2016 began with no retro planets – a 2 week window. But hey, at that time too, MERCURY and JUPITER were stationary.

So, the answer to the No Planets in Retro Phase? Question is: Yes and No (very Libran, ha-ha).

A global synchronized meditation with a shared intention for anything that helps humanity is certainly beneficial at any time, esp. since there’s so much energy in PISCES now.

 

So yeah, how about this:

 * MERCURY out of retro, back in CAP (Jan 12 – Feb 6): Saving Mental Energy for… what it’s Good for.

 

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Image: Caduceus Staff of Hermes / Mercury on a building (photographer and location unknown) – also very apropos MERCURY in CAP – classic / neo classic architecture… and needs to be in structural integrity.

 

Shortly after the exact Full Moon, on Jan 12, MERCURY moved over the ‘Integrity Point’ from SAG into CAP again (where it was throughout December, and went retro from, next to PLUTO, on Dec 19). This is the 3rd and last passage over the ‘Integrity Point’ – now hopefully an integration of the retro phase.

 

What does that mean?

Well, we learned a lot in the last 1½ months, about what our trickster mind with its old inner stories tells us, esp. when it comes to judging others and ourselves, and how much mental energy is invested in that. All these ‘shoulds’!

 

Quick check-in: Ask yourself randomly:

  • How does this… look like without judgment in the picture???
  • What really IS integrity – without the mind running the show with concepts, ideas, beliefs?

 

As the re-generated MERCURY post-retro is now in CAP again:

How can the mind employed and used ‘just to do the job’?! While spirit / consciousness, the Heart (represented by The SUN as an astrological Archetype) are ‘in charge’. Much lighter and less ‘charged’, isn’t it? Amazing really how naturally capable the mind is, ‘simply’ in its natural function. Sometimes we think we need to control the situation with the mind, yet before too long the ego-mind takes control.

 

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Tiled Staircase in San Francisco

 

So yeah, stepping into 2017 with a less burdened and charged mind is a ‘good thing’ and another energy saver (CAP loves that). 🙂

 

 

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SUN, MOON, and PLANETS in Motion 2017 – Overview for ‘Initiates’

26 Dec

Holiday Greetings, dear Astro~News Friends!

As 2017 is nearing, and MERCURY retro in CAP gives an incentive to be organized – here’s the no-frills overview of DATES for Eclipses, New Moons, and significant motions, by planet.
For a more ‘fleshed out’ version, check out the New Year’s blog, or come to the 2017 Parlour on Dec 29 where we check out significant 2017 transits for all participants. 🙂

Maybe you’d like to learn the Foundations of Astrology in 2017? We have space for you in our 5-week class that starts on Jan 5 (participation in person or via skype / messenger)!

 

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Light on the Wintry Path – Photo by Melanie, Dec 6, 2016

 

Voila – the Calendar:

SUN, MOON, and PLANETS in Motion 2017

 

SUN / MOON – New Moon Dates

Jan 27: AQ (Chinese New Year of the Fire Rooster starts on Jan 28)

Feb 26: PI

March 27: AR

Apr 26: TAU

May 25: GEM

June 23: CAN

July 23: LEO

Aug 21: LEO / Solar Eclipse – 2 New Moons in LEO this year, flipping from early to late.

Sept 19 / 20: VIR

Oct 19: LI

Nov 18: SCO

Dec 17: SAG

 

Eclipses and Nodes

Feb 10: Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse in LEO / AQ (Nodes in early PI / VIR)

Feb 26: New Moon / Solar Eclipse in early PI (with SN)

Nodes shift from PI / VIR to AQ / LEO on Apr 29 (until Nov 17, 2018)

Aug 7: Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse in AQ / LEO

Aug 21: New Moon / Solar Eclipse in late LEO (with NN)

 

MERCURY Retrograde (3 times a year for 3 weeks, this year in Earth / Fire signs):

Dec 19, 2016 – Jan 8, 2017 in CAP – SAG

Apr 9 – May 3 in TAU – AR

Aug 12 – Sept 5 in VIR – LEO

Dec 2 – 22 in SAG

 

VENUS Retrograde in AR – PI (about every 1 ½ years, last one in Summer 2015):

March 2 – Apr 15 (‘New VENUS’ on March 25, close to the New Moon on March 27)

 

MARS travels from PI to SCO in 2017 (not in retro until June – Oct 2018).

 

JUPITER in LI (since Sept 9, 2016 to Oct 10, 2017 when it enters SCO).

JUPITER retro on Feb 5, and direct on June 9 – Full Moon.

JUPITER opposes URANUS in AR on Dec 26, 2016, March 3, and Sept 27, 2017.

JUPITER squares PLUTO in CAP on March 30 and Aug 4.

 

SATURN in SAG until Dec 19, 2017 when it enters its ruled sign CAP.

SATURN retro on Apr 6, and direct on Aug 25.

SATURN squares CHIRON in PI on Apr 30 and Nov 2.

SATURN trines URANUS in AR on Dec 24, 2016, May 18, and Nov 11, 2017.

 

CHIRON end of PI (enters AR for the first time in Apr 2018).

CHIRON retro on July 1, and direct on Dec 5.

 

URANUS end of AR (enters TAU for the first time in May 2018).

URANUS direct on Dec 29, 2016, retro on Aug 2, 2017, and direct on Jan 3, 2018.

 

NEPTUNE in PI (until 2026).

NEPTUNE retro on June 16, and direct on Nov 22.

 

PLUTO in CAP (until 2023).

PLUTO retro on Apr 20, and direct on Sept 28.

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2016

 

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