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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!

Jupiter and Earth

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.

 

Jupiter and Earth

 

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.

 

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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!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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). 🙂

 

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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.

 

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* GEM – SAG Super Full Moon 2016 (Dec 13 / 14), in T-square with CHIRON in PI, and Mystic Rectangle :: Heart Connection is Lighting the Way!

13 Dec

What’s the GEMINI – SAG  Full Moon all about astrologically, in a nutshell, and what are other cosmic catalyst energies that the Full Moon is highlighting?  

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SuperMoon Lighting for the Gemini Reader

 

OH yes, here’s another  SuperMoon (#3 in a series of 3), after the AR – LI SuperMoon on Oct 15 /16, and the TAU – SCO SuperSuperMoon on Nov 14. I bet you remember that with the last SuperSuperMoon supercharged emotions came to full fruition that to be released with the waning Moon cycle after fullness. What a difference a lunar cycle makes!

We’re in a similar phase now with the Full Moon release energy as in mid Oct and mid Nov, yet wayyy less fierce and raw (AR) or intense (TAU – SCO).

 

What can come up with the GEM Full Moon is distraction and scatteredness through inner and outer dialogues, curiosity and interest in the ‘10000 things’, and the challenge to focus (SATURN in SAG) – a big ‘issue’ these years actually, given the social media influx… What’s the way-out?

Before going into the ‘Full Menu’ of the Full Moon Picture let’s start with a little 101 Intro (and RE-visit, if you’re familiar with the ‘puzzle pieces’) for some key Astro ‘Ingredients’ of the Full Moon:

  • GEM – SAG – the Full Moon Zodiac energies, are in contrast and polarity. Both mutable / adaptable / flexible in different ways:
  • GEM deals with asking, questioning, being curious, absorbing information, learning, studying, reading and writing, and engaging in dialogue. GEM energy can be a good word smith, and lives to learn. GEM rules the bi-hemispheric brain. Dualities come up, to be alchemized so that they not only ‘speak to each other’ but for the opposites to be married. As in: thesis – antithesis – synthesis. The shadow / challenge of GEM is being scattered, distracted, centrifugal with soo many interests, listening to many ‘channels’ and ‘voices’.

GEM is ruled by MERCURY, the Archetype of Mind. And MERCURY will go retro in mid CAP (next to PLUTO) very soon – Dec 19 – Jan 8, and into slooow, stationary ‘storm’ right after the Full Moon, on Dec 15.
Here’s my Astro~News Blog for MERCURY retro – don’t get distracted, and come back here.  

With the GEM – SAG Full Moon, AND MERCURY about to go retro there’s definitely a lot going on, on the mental plane presently. However, never mind: The mind that got wayyy ahead of the game, and running the show will be ‘lassoed in’ again in the MERCURY retro journey, to be it it’s place of an ‘agent’ for consciousness and creativity (the SUN).

  • SAG – in contrast to GEM – is the explorer, needs to follow his / her Heart, and put their Heart into what they’re doing, be focused and on ‘the Path’, get the ‘big picture’, and connect with their Truth. S/He can be an inspired story teller and sage. The shadow / challenge of SAG shows up when s/he turns into a ‘know-it-all’ and ‘know-it-better’, and that’s where judgment and beliefs come in. With the tendency to expand and a ‘more is better’ attitude SAG can over-extend his / herself, or promise more than s/he can deliver.

As SATURN is presently in SAG (Sept 2015 – Dec 2017), there’s an incentive and necessity to ‘downsize’ the excessiveness of SAG, to be done with old stories and limiting beliefs, to stay focused and heart centred. SATURN was just (on Dec 10) passed by the SUN, and is a big player in the Full Moon theme. For more depth, and tips re: SATURN Return, check out the SUN / SATURN blog from the weekend.

  • PISCES – represented by CHIRON in the Full Moon ‘matrix’ (the Full Moon is in a 90 degree T-square angle with CHIRON) – is also a mutable sign like GEM (MOON) and SAG (SUN / SATURN), yet ‘ultra flexible’, surrendered, and connected in oneness. We live in times where it becomes more and more obvious  and evident that everything is connected with everything else, in the fabric of life. That’s what Astrology is also about…. The Cosmos is ‘in’ us, and weaves through us. When we flow (PI) with our soul dharma we are aligned (VIR), and let go (PI) what’s gone.

 

Remember when people were talking about the theory of ‘six degrees of separation’ ? But hey – since NEPTUNE moved into PISCES  (2012 – still there until 2026) the experience of separation through time and space has more and more morphed into interconnectedness – one degree of connection is more apt these days. Internet and media allow (or hook?) us to be continuously plugged in and connected (at least to and through technology). ‘Wounded Healer’ CHIRON in PISCES (2011 – 2018) adds to the picture of oneness, by showing us our vulnerability through ‘entanglement’ and interdependency. Yet the ‘wound’ carries also its medicine: If all is connected (and YES, Water IS Life…!) our healing vibrations, our prayers, and our compassionate ‘being with’ have an influence that transcends time – space. Also, showing up with our vulnerability really IS connective. 

PISCES is one of the SoUlutions of the Full Moon ‘dilemma’….

 

A rare ‘Mystic Rectangle’ shows up as well, in the Full Moon energy – a ‘closed envelope’ shape (see chart below). What’s in it??? A note to self? A love letter? An invitation? Maybe Messenger MERCURY, gearing up for the next retro phase (Dec 19 – Jan 8) which starts out from PLUTO in CAP will help us decipher the mystery?

URANUS in ARIES (2011 – 2018) is quite the Archetypal ‘Player’ in Dec / Jan too: Paradigm shifts and breakthroughs, fresh approaches and initiatives get quite a boost.

 

The exploration continues… under the ASTRO~WEATHER & ASTRO~MEDICINE below.

When I saw the mutable T-Square from the GEMINI – SAG Full Moon to CHIRON in PI, and the ‘Mystic Rectangle’ aspect figure, this famous quote by Rumi came to my awareness:

 

Rumi Let the Beauty of what you Love be what you Do

Rumi: Let the Beauty of what you Love be what you Do

 

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
There is a field. I will meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
The world is too full to talk about
Language, ideas, even the phrase each other
Doesn’t make any sense.”

By Rumi

Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi (جلال‌الدین محمد رومی) (Sept 30, 1207 – Dec 17, 1273), was a Persian philosopher, poet, teacher, and founder of the Mevlevi (or Mawlawi) order of Sufism; also known as Mevlana (Our Guide), Jalaluddin Rumi, or simply Rumi.

This page features an overview and introduction to the mystical, timeless poetry by Rumi.

Read ON, for the SUN / SATURN in SAG Gifts for the Full Moon in GEM – SAG, and for your SATURN Return (if you were born 1956 – 59, or 1985 – 88)!

With references to ZEN, Ganesh, the ‘Remover of Obstacles’, and some themes to check in on, under SAT in SAG for all of us, esp. for those of you born with SAT in SAG.

 

Under the Mutable FULL MOON T-Square (see 101 Intro for some key Astro ‘Ingredients’ above, and chart below), we can feel pulled into different directions, maybe like a flag in the wind, maybe feeling aimless, maybe free and unbound.

The GEMINI Full MOON energy is curious, questions things, loves diversity, variety, likes to talk and learn, is hungry for information and communication, can jump around from topic to topic, and also be easily distracted / distracting. Sooo many ideas and questions. Very cerebral.

Have you found yourself pulled into the realm of information and ideas (“They say this, he says that, to which I said….”, and what about this article and interview?)?
Trapped in the tentacles of the seamless (and sometimes senseless) information stream? Hooked on the information high-way? The notion to know…

Does more knowledge (GEM) make us happier (SAG)?
And (old SAG adage): Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?

The U.S. election battle and results and the GEM / SAG storm of posts and communication (hmmm, not so many dialogues and inquiries, mostly SAG type statements) showed us ‘knowing’ doesn’t equate with happiness, nor with vision. Who knows where this is going… Interestingly, Donald Trump (born June 14, 1946) has the GEM – SAG axis emphasized in reverse: GEM SUN / URANUS (does that surprise you?!) / North Node and SAG MOON / South Node…born on the day of a Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse! I’m not going into analysis here. Wondering what your intuition says, and we can talk if you like. Here’s a blog I posted last month, for the U.S. chart with transits (wow, lots coming up there) – scroll back to part 1 -, as well as my take on the charts of Donald, Hillary, and Bernie to get the Astro ball rolling.

 

Back to the GEM – SAG Full Moon chart:

Natural happiness comes when we feel connected. Now that’s the Medicine of CHIRON in PI which (thankfully) releases the tension between SUN / SATURN in SAG and the MOON in GEMINI.

Heart connection (SAG – PI) makes us drop the arrows, and perhaps even words (as wise as they may sound).

 

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Heart connection lights the way to Winter SoUlstice, and the Return of the outer Light.

 

Uh, and from the Heart connection it’s so much easier – and natural, actually – to act authentically in the NOW.

URANUS in ARIES (stationary mid Dec to mid Jan) gives us a big boost to break through and free us from the Old, and for… THIS.

The Mystic Rectangle (check it out on the chart below), with URANUS, MOON, JUPITER, and SUN / SATURN shows how apparently opposing forces want to be bridged and reconciled, mainly revolving round: Head and Heart, Radical New Self and Growth in Relatedness. Hmmm, what’s in the ‘closed envelope’? What’s the letter you write? What’s the message you receive there?

 

* GEM – SAG Full Moon Chart

A Fuller Picture

Here’s the Full Moon chart, for you visually inclined readers and Astro initiates:

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HA! Here’s the evidence (SATURN in SAG): The MOON was already exactly FULL at 4:06 pm PST = Moonrise on the West Coast.

 

That’s when our Chakras & Astro group (with 2 GEM SUN and 1 GEM Moon, and 1 SAG SUN ladies in it) was in an inspired sharing journey that showed (CHIRON in PI ‘overseeing’ the FM) that when we come together intentionally (SAG) and open up (PI) in trusted communication (SAG – GEM) it turns out ‘we’re all in this together’ and have so much in common. Resonance heals. Showing up with vulnerability (CHIRON in PI), and honouring the journey (SATURN in SAG), without re-gurgitating the ‘story’ invokes the collective (PI) Healer / Teacher. Great grounding finale of our journey!

 

So here’s also the ‘Mystic Rectangle’ between the MOON in GEM, JUPITER in LI, SUN / SATURN in SAG, and URANUS in AR. Can you see it in the chart? Bridging, reconciling, and creatively balancing the polar opposites is the call of (not only) the Day, and actually quite stimulating. The point is that the opposite sides can be stronger when they cooperate in synergy, like a good partnership. (Aspect ‘technically’ speaking: each opposition point has also a trine and sextile attached, for opportunities):

  • There’s the Full Moon opposition with its Head & Heart / Knowledge & Knowing / Dialogue & Intuition themes.
  • And there’s the JUPITER – URANUS opposition (exact on Dec 26, and again on March 3 and Sept 27, 2017):

A BIG emphasis on URANUS is building up, since URANUS is in Dec / Jan also stationary, as it goes from retro to direct (kaboooom!) on Dec 29 = the day after the CAP New Moon, and ‘Day of Enlightening Insight’ in the MERCURY retro cycle!!!

URANUS in ARIES (2011 – 2018) is the signature of the ‘Zeitgeist’ (literally: Spirit of the Time) that shows up as accelerated awakening of consciousness, yet also the quickening of everything, and revolutionary notions to break free from repressive old structures (PLUTO in CAP). We are the ones we’ve been waiting for!

If people are truly liberated in themselves (UR in AR) that’s a great starting point for growth in relationships (JU in LI), and there’s less need for a tug of war between independence (UR in AR) and the benefits / compromises in relationships (JU in LI).

 

  • Also visible in the Full Moon chart: MERCURY next to PLUTO in CAP, about to go into pre-retro ‘storm’ on Dec 15 and retro Dec 19 – Jan 8. See: the epic special feature Astro~News Blog on the upcoming MERCURY retro phase.

 

  • VENUS has entered AQ recently, on Dec 7, and will travel through the ‘coolest sign of the Zodiac’ until Jan 3. Being cool, free-spirited, nerdy, a mad scientist even, and definitely: a good and original friend (and astrologer) is attractive. Ha-ha.
    VENUS will make some real nice aspects on Christmas Day Dec 25: Trine JUPITER, sextile her URANUS friend in AR, and ‘even’ sextile SATURN in SAG, linking the SATURN – URANUS trine (which will be exact on Dec 24 – and again in May and Nov 2017). The common denominator of SAG, JUPITER and URANUS is: FREEDOM. Which comes in so many ways… to be explored in the next Astro~News (from Winter SoUlstice to CAP New Moon Dec 28 / 29).

 

  • MARS is about to leave AQ and will be ‘gone fishing’ in PI, from Dec 19 on (until Jan 27). Time to ‘get your surf gear out’? To disappear? More about it below, in a n upcoming Astro~News blog.

 

For now: Blessings for the GEM – SAG Full Moon and the bridges and connections it encourages us to build!

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2016

 

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* JUPITER in ‘Square Dance’ with VENUS / PLUTO (exact Nov 24 / 25): Balance and Integrity in Relationships on all Levels, and with All our Relations.

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JUPITER entered LIBRA on Sept 9, for 1 year and 1 month, until Oct 10, 2017, and the issues of choices, relationships and agreements / contracts, balance, justice, fairness, harmony, peace become ‘bigger’, and we become aware how important they are.  

Today Nov 24 – U.S. Thanksgiving Day, JUPITER in LIBRA (conjunct SATURN in the U.S. chart) is for the first time (again March 30 and Aug 4, 2017) square PLUTO in CAP. VENUS will join and pass PLUTO tomorrow Nov 25. Sounds like a strange ‘square dance’ indeed.

And we see heightened tension and conflict over issues of integrity, sustainability, respect and wise use of natural resources (all CAP themes). PLUTO brings up the ugly face of how humans and human structures have abused, wasted, and disrespected the Earth, esp. since PLUTO was the last time in CAP in the late 18th century. PLUTO shows where what’s unsustainable and destructive must change and regenerate from the core (not just on the surface).

 

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Makes me think of the North Dakota Water Protectors immediately. Water IS essential, WATER IS LIFE. Perhaps with JUPITER and VENUS entering the picture now, more supportive attention is drawn to the issue now – I read the United Nations considered intervening. There is a lot of public awareness – in the social media, yet strangely enough, Bernie Sanders seems to be the only prominent politician who takes a clear pronounced stand – against the pipeline (“Black snake” – very PLUTO), and for protection of Native land and natural resources of. Bernie was born with VENUS in LIBRA opp. his MOON / MARS in ARIES (which is transited by URANUS this year and next – very raw and revolutionary).
Looks like we’ll hear more about clashes of radical warriors (URANUS in ARIES, also on the U.S. CHIRON) and established power institutions that seem to become more militarized now even (PLUTO in CAP) as URANUS will square the U.S. PLUTO in the next 2 years.

In our personal lives, ‘being the change’ and bringing our soul-full potential to the table at these intense times of accelerating (URANUS) deep change (PLUTO in CAP) has to do with being alert and awake, and doing what needs to be done in the moment (URANUS), while honouring and enhancing peace, fairness, and balance (JUPITER in LI – which approaches opposition with URANUS, exact Dec 26).

Societally, there is urgency (UR in AR) to act NOW, in order to maintain and protect balance in nature, and so that ecosystems and species can not only survive (AR) but regenerate (PLU).

 

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It’s also a heightened time for the ‘fine art’ of balance between being true to ourselves (AR) while bringing any kind of relationships (LIBRA) to a new level that serves the highest purpose (CAP). What doesn’t, and can’t sustain is being purged, transformed, and ‘repurposed’, in this Plutonic, cathartic clearing process.

 

Speaking of Relationships:

Are you aware that relationships are one of the main focuses and service fields in my Astrology consulting practice?

  • As a couple come to a session together (whether in person or via skype) to shed light on their dynamics and evolution of your relationship, from a ‘cosmic perspective’.
  • Or come by yourself, and we explore relationship themes for you and your partner (with their permission).
  • I also offer group relationship sessions (for 3+ people in a group setting).
  • Good news on the financial side:
    I’ll offer Treat Time again (offer to come, stay tuned for the blog post!) Dec 1 – 21 where you get 20-30% discount on sessions, plus 2-for-1 sessions available!

Feel free to send me a message to licht@islandnet.com or call me (250 381 4299) if you have questions how a relationship session could look like, and what it involves.

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2016

 

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* LIBRA New Moon / JUPITER (Sept 30) The Fine Art of Reflection, Balance, and Synergy

30 Sep

 

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

 

The theme of the lunar month since the  VIRGO New Moon / Solar Eclipse on Sept 1 has been:

RE-Alignment and RE-finement, Inner Integrity, and RE-Birth of the Sacred Feminine.

 

When that ‘vertical alignment’ with the Higher Self, with our inner assignment, when integrity and wellness are in place for us in our own life, the ‘horizontal alignment’ via LIBRA is the next level of initiation:

The dance with ‘the other’ begins, and we (ideally) attract synergistic partners (1 + 1 = more than 2 J).
‘The other’ is a mirror or reflection whom we attract (LIBRA is ruled by VENUS) through who we are and what we project and do. One of the major themes in LIBRA is the balance of Masculine and Feminine, of Yin and Yang.

LIBRA rules the 7th house in the chart – and shows us how we see ‘the other’, and do the dance of relatedness (on all levels) with them. Which is not necessarily harmonious. Opposites attract, and we learn through polarities. The fine art of fairness, equality, balance, negotiation, and peaceful relationship is accentuated with LIBRA….

Balance… is a big theme at this seasonal time of year.
The SUN crossed last Thu Sept 22 from VIRGO over to LIBRA, the point in the Zodiac where ‘Perfect Balance’ resides:

On Sept 22 and 23, the days and nights were exactly equally long in the Northern and Southern hemisphere, with the SUN exactly above the Equator. Not only that – on the Equinoxes, we experience the same 50:50 daylight / night time hours everywhere on Planet Earth! http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/september-equinox.html#what

Equi-nox literally means in Latin: Equal night.

Now we have moved from the expressive ‘Realm of the SUN’ – Spring and Summer in the Northern hemisphere when day light is longer than the night time – to the rather introspective ‘Realm of the MOON’ – Fall and Winter, when night hours are longer than day light.

The EQUINOX BALANCE POINT in the cycle between Earth and SUN not only shows us how light and darkness are in perfect balance – for a moment in time within a cosmic cycle. It also reminds us of the importance of Balance in so many ways, in our human personal, interpersonal, and transpersonal world.

 

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

 
How balanced are you, when it comes to…
Your inner Masculine – your inner Feminine?
Left brain – right brain engagement?
Activity – rest & regeneration?
Pursuing and creating – magnetically attracting?
Giving – receiving?

 

What it means to live a balanced life is different for everyone.

PLUTO in CAP on the turnaround Still Point this week (turned from retro to direct on Sept 26) says, it’s your call, no more giving power away to outer authority. Just know how YOU bring out your Best, in the most sustainable way, and live accordingly.

 

Wherever LIBRA is in our chart (whichever astrological house/s it’s in) that’s the area in life where we realize the importance of balance – and where we have a golden opportunity (JUPITER now in LI) to learn and grow, with your themes around balance, harmony, fairness, right relationship, and making wise important choices.
Examples:
1st house: Balance in yourself, right relationship with yourself.
3rd house: Living in harmony with your environment.
6th house: Working with themes of fairness, beauty, harmony. Work style – lifestyle choices.
9th house: How can travelling bring more balance in your life? Is it hard to balance travel with….?

 

THIS LIBRA New Moon opens a new chapter to rebalance what’s been out of balance, and a new portal for relatedness in synergy where the whole is so much more than the sum of its parts. We are invited to find a well-fitting match, especially in the area of our life related to early LIBRA in our charts (planets there, houses).

Examples:

7th house: Meeting partners, privately, professionally, or otherwise significantly 1-on-1 in a new way, starting a fresh way of relating.

1st house: Be your own best / new partner, and start from there.

4th house: New relationship with family, past, and origin.

 

LIBRA is about relatedness and dance-in-balance with all our relations, partners, family, animal and plant realm, and: Planet Earth.

PLUTO in CAP, now direct again since Sept 26, points us to GROUNDED CHANGES from the CORE.

 

The LIBRA MOON squares stationary PLUTO in CAP tomorrow, Oct 1. The LIBRA SUN squares PLUTO on Oct 7, and JUPITER in LIBRA squares PLUTO on U.S. Thanksgiving(!), Nov 25. The U.S. will also have their PLUTO Return (a 248 year cycle) in the next few years. Their SATURN is in LIBRA. Right relationship, peace and justice are crucial karmic themes for the country.

We’ll gather for a U.S. Astro evening on Oct 17. Wanna join us? FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1843692322518567/

 

The ‘involvement’ of PLUTO in the ‘equation’ brings the importance of Balance, Fairness, Justice, and Peace to a more societal / political, collective, evolutionary, transformational level. Definitely a ‘hot’ topic (not only) this Fall.

 

This Libran month, come explore YOUR LIBRAN themes in a deeper and broader way!
Especially, since JUPITER is in LIBRA for a whole year too (since Sept 9, until Oct 10, 2017).

  • What are your themes of the Libran dance of opposites and reflections?
  • Where does it originate for you?
  • What is ready now to come into harmony and balance for you, and how?

Let’s customize and focus a private 1-on-1 (very Libran) session especially on this theme, since it’s so important for all of us this year, and JUPITER gives incentive to gain more understanding, perspective, and growth from there.  

LIBRA Perspective Astro Focus Sessions, Oct 1 – 20

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The NEW MOON in early LIBRA catalyzes the Fall Equinox – it’s the first New Moon in Fall 2016, AND also JUPITER in LIBRA (the first New Moon since JUPITER entered LIBRA, on Sept 9).

 

May we tune into the natural gifts of the Equinox, and mirror it with Equilibrium, a refined sense of Balance, well trained skills to maintain Balance, and by being a Beacon of Peace!

May JUPITER’s enhancement of LIBRA this year show us more fully the issues of equity and equality, and the importance of balance, harmony, and peace, to support transformation (JUPITER will square PLUTO on U.S. Thanksgiving Day, Nov 25!)!

 

* The LIBRA New Moon / JUPITER Chart, with Mutable T-Square to SATURN

A Fuller Picture…

Voila – to the left is the chart for the exact LIBRA New Moon today Sept 30, at 5:11 pm PDT, viewed from Victoria BC:

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The tension in the cosmic picture has eased up, since the New Moon / Solar Eclipse, and the Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse. Way less mutable energy now too (wow, sooo many moving parts, lots of shuffling, juggling, lots of jazz and funk), and overall more balance – very much in accord with LIBRA.

 

As you see in the chart, the NEW MOON in LIBRA is just past JUPITER, and activates the JUPITER in LIBRA theme for the year (Sept 9, 2016 – Oct 10, 2017) – see above.

 

Check out that (residual – was much stronger at the Solar Eclipse on Sept 1) Mutable T-Square, of North Node in VIR – South Node / NEPTUNE in PI, both squaring SATURN in SAG. Now as we’ve been initiated to come into refined self awareness and alignment (VIR North Node), and to let go of chaos and confusion, overwhelm and addiction – with LOVE (PI South Node / NEPTUNE), the path and focus have become clearer (SATURN in SAG), and a new commitment may have emerged.

 

MERCURY in VIR has its last aspect – an opposition with CHIRON retro in PI, tomorrow Oct 1: A balance between practicing what brings us into alignment (practice IS perfect) – maybe learned through MERCURY retro – and letting things go, and come together the natural way, is healing and teaches us so much.

 

MARS, now (since Sept 27 – until Nov 8!) in CAP where the planet’s energy is ‘exalted’ – strongest in the Zodiac – is super grounding and helps build a solid foundation, based on what matters most, and is sustainable in the long run. The square from the LI MOON to MARS (today Sept 30), and MARS’s square to JUPITER in LI on Oct 5 create a charge / tension that challenges and pushes us into wise, sustainable choices. What’s unbalanced needs to go and be re-purposed.

 

On Oct 19, MARS will pass PLUTO in CAP – one of the main transits this coming month (happens every 2 years only):
An activation of a movement?

Hidden power agenda under the surface (PLUTO in CAP) is being triggered and brought out.

How can we act from a place of deep integrity and connected with soul power?

 

VENUS, now relational ‘Evening Star’, in SCORPIO (which is ruled by PLUTO) goes into exact Water Trine with NEPTUNE tomorrow Oct 1: As we might attract situations and people that bring out our darker sides it’s compassion and letting go with love that helps release what’s sticky and attached in this ‘affair’.

VENUS will reach LILITH soon, on Oct 6: Attracted to and through darkness, as we are true to our deep inner nature.

 

Sabian Symbol for the New Moon Degree:

The New Moon is at 8°14’ LI (see chart).

9° LI says:

“THREE ‘OLD MASTERS’ HANGING ON THE WALL OF A SPECIAL ROOM IN AN ART GALLERY.

 

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Sistine Chapel (Vatican), Ceiling by Michelangelo

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Young Hare, by Albrecht Duerer (original at Albertina, Vienna)

(Third ‘invisible’ Old Master: Your choice 🙂 )

 

Keynote: The need to return to source during a confused search for new value in a chaotic society.

There are always moments which focus in our minds the longing to re-ground ourselves in the great achievements of the past. The number 2 suggests completeness; esoteric traditions speak of the threefold Soul, or of three fundamental “Rays” – of Power, Love / Wisdom, and Intelligence-in-Action. Meditation, in its deepest sense, is a return to Source – an attempt to re-identify oneself with one’s essence of being, which is triune in manifestation, and now, after confused but challenging wanderings, to identify oneself consciously with this ‘essence’. The finer forms of one’s culture provide the means to do this. The great moments of the collective past become an inspiration for new, yet sound, beginnings. The seed of tomorrow salutes the seed of yesteryear.

At this stage, it is suggested that in the process of ‘Transfiguration’ the presence of the greatest moments of the past is called upon, as Moses and Elijah were invoked in Jesus’s Transfiguration. The seed of the new day depends upon the seed of yesteryear for an experience of the cyclic continuity of spirit. This is the basis for the institutionalized ideal of APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION, the guruampara (and uninterrupted chain of gurus) of Indian tradition.”

 

SO much in this symbol. So apropos the astrological process we’ve been in.

Such a good and ‘simple’ (yet not always easily followed) reminder to return to source and ancient, timeless wisdom, in times of crisis and chaos.

The mutable, ecliptic, chaotic September crucible might have spun us centrifugally, yet, here we ARE, always sourced from essence, and invited to return into IT.
Our inner (often neglected and avoided!) wisdom guide (SATURN in SAG – I love how a teacher said: Ganesh, the ‘Remover of Obstacles’ actually replaces obstacles with wisdom), our inner catalyst to come back to timeless yet ever transforming essence (PLUTO in CAP), both show up in the image of the ‘Old Masters’.

What do these inner resources say to a ‘New Beginning’ from an ancient, timeless place?

 

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2016

 

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