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The SUN enters SAG (Nov 22 – Dec 21): Raising Vibrations, with the Inner Heart Light

20 Nov

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Friend,

This one’s dedicated to the SUN’s Journey through SAG this year (Nov 22 – Dec 21).

Cloudy Phoenix – Photo by moi 

 

On Nov 22 at 6:59 am PST, the SUN moves across the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCORPIO to SAGITTARIUS!

Following the example of grand JUPITER who’s been in its own sign of SAG for a year now, inspiring us and giving us major perspective on things.

JUPITER will start its ascent in CAP on Dec 2
More about that in separate blog post!

 

Once again in the yearly cycle, we will have burnt a lot through and off, with the SUN, also VENUS, and MERCURY retro in SCORPIO, and rise again… from the deep intense Scorpionic ‘underwater’ realm to a fiery, spirited Sagittarian Heart knowing: “We got through it, and see the picture more clearly now!”.

 

Jupiter Rules Sagittarius –
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

Always a good reminder that the Sagittarian Archer/ess pulls the arrow back to her / his HEART while / before aiming high!

With JUPITER now already for a year in SAG leading the way, we have an even deeper under-standing of why we’re moving in a certain direction, and where we’re coming from…

As we connect in Heart Consciousness (SUN in SAG) we not only rise in our own vibration but raise vibrations that affect those around us, and energetically a whole ‘field’ in an inspiring way.

 

If you’re a Sagittarian by SUN sign

…you would have had SATURN on your SUN sometime between 2015 and end of 2017,major maturation of Spirit (that’s ‘due’ every 29 years), and perhaps some karmic ‘graduation tests’ too, when it comes to trusting yourself, your intuition and knowing, being in your natural authority, and on your Path. Where are you at in that regard now?

This year (since Nov 2018 – Dec 2, 2019), mighty JUPITER has been in your Solar energy field, supporting you to inspire us with your gifts in a BIG way – because you can – and believe in yourself and your Spirit connection!

 

What’s going on in the SAG Season 2019?

Right at the beginning of SAG, on the Solar ‘Phoenix Point’, VENUS unites with JUPITER – both in the Galactic Centre – on Nov 24 – Love & Trust the Journey!

The SAG New MOON on Nov 26 brings A Spark of Light – keep passing that torch on!

The SAG SUN will square NEPTUNE in PISCES on Dec 8 – Trust, Surrender, and Going with the Fun and the Flow, upward-onward to the Returning Light.

As MERCURY – after a loooong SCO immersion since early Oct, incl its retro phase (Oct 31 – Nov 20) – also crosses the Phoenix Point into SAG on Dec 9 the message is: Speaking our Heart Truth!

 

Sending Love, and Blessings of Light & Joy on your Path!
And Blessings into the SAG New Moon – post to come!


Melanie

 

© 2019 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.

 

Come over to TREAT TIME Offers in December, to treat yourself or a Loved One to an Astro Session for the Holidays, esp. for an Outlook into the New Year!
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Sept 23: Fall Equinox / Mabon – Perfect Balance?

20 Sep

Amazing Sand Art by Jim Denevan, in Sydney AUS

 

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Reader,

On Sept 23, the SUN will enter LIBRA – the Beginning of Fall 2019!

The seasonal & timely prime theme is Balance – Balance – Balance…

Let’s hold space, and find inner Balance, these times when it’s more than ever required. Wise choices result.

 

This year on Monday Sept 23 at 12:51 am PDT, the SUN crosses from VIRGO to LIBRA, the cosmic point of ‘Perfect Balance’.

On Sept 22 and 23, the days and nights are exactly equally long in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, as the SUN is exactly above the Equator!
Equi-nox literally means in Latin: Equal night.

Here’s a nice simple and clear astronomical Equinox illustration

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha,, Lughnassadh / Lammas, Mabon / FALL EQUINOX, Samhain, and Yule.

On this sacred Balance Point, we’re celebrating one of the 4 Solar Turning Points of the Year:
Autumnal Equinox, a.k.a. Mabon.

In the Medicine Wheel it’s related to the West, the place of the Setting Sun.

Which corresponds with LIBRA in the Zodiac, the energy we’re moving into now with the Fall Equinox: 
LIBRA rules in the horoscope the 7th H3rouse above the Western horizon – the astrological field related to one-on-one relationships with significant others in our lives.

With the FALL EQUINOX, we’re also moving from the ‘Realm of the Sun’ – Spring and Summer in the Northern hemisphere when day light is longer than the night time – , to the ‘Realm of the Moon’ – Fall and Winter, when night hours are longer than day light.

In the Southern Hemisphere, SPRING returns.
Happy Spring Equinox, dear friends in the Southern Lands of Planet Earth!

 

Here’s the cosmic map of the FALL EQUINOX, as seen from Victoria BC:

This time generated with astro.com since I’m en route in Vancouver.

 

As you can see, it’s an almost exact midnight chart as 12:51 am PDT corresponds with 11:51 pm PDT (on Sept 22).
MARS in VIRGO, the SUN freshly in LIBRA, plus VENUS & MERCURY ahead of it, all on the bottom of the chart / mostly 4th House, ruled by CANCER which is also rising, together with the MOON.
Very lunar indeed, heralding the two darker seasons of the MOON when we retreat into the private sphere more, seek a cozy shelter, and host friends and family.

Nurturing, gentle, compassionate, ‘mothering’ and caring qualities of CANCER are also very supported this year, with the Lunar North Node in CANCER (until June 2020).

 

What’s coming up in the Astro~Weather this Fall?

A few Highlights:

 

* Coach / Teacher SATURN went (Sept 18) and Powerhouse PLUTO goes (from Oct 2 on) out of retro & direct again – both in CAPRICORN, and gearing up for their epochal (well, every 38 years but this one will be very potent) union on Jan 12, 2020.
Lots of concrete evidence (SATURN) showing how old power based systems don’t work anymore (did they ever?), and are in dire need for transformation from within.
No more soul selling to the machines, to the effect of loosing family values and coherence, and of direct contact with other human beings. Saturnian walking away from what’s harmful, and maturity / discipline / consistency to stick with it ain’t easy in this F.O.M.O. (fear of missing out) / ADD world, yet that’s where it’s at.

 

* ‘Wild’ LILITH (since May and until end of Jan 2020 in PISCES) will meet the Unifier NEPTUNE, exact on Oct 1 (every 9 years only).
LILITH doesn’t show up in this chart by astro.com but trust me – she’s there!
What kind of union is this?
One that brings us back to Oneness – our True ‘Wild Nature’.

 

* MARS the Warrior will be this Fall in LIBRA (Oct 3 – Nov 18) & early SCORPIO (Nov 18 – Jan 3).
In LIBRA, MARS shows up as the Warrior for Peace, Justice, Fairness, and Balance in so many ways. 
In SCORPIO, MARS energy penetrates to what’s under the surface, and acts as a change agent.

 

* MERCURY will be for a long time in SCORPIO this year (Oct 3 – Dec 9), since that’s where the swift Messenger Archetype will go retro, Oct 31 (YES!) – Nov 20.
A seasonal and prob. again much needed adjustment from Mind / Head to Spirit & Consciousness.

 

* JUPITER continues & completes its Journey in its very darling sign SAG by Dec 3.
Sooo, which Journey is JUPITER taking you on???
So much new and bigger perspective this year, hey?!

The Truth shall set you FREE!
Where do you feel so much genuine gratitude, and how does your generosity express freely?
Do you trust the process? Do you trust yourself, others, and the Universe?

 

Would you like to explore the FALL 2019 Astro Weather in a circle, and as it shows up in YOUR life? 
Come join us in the Fall 2019 Astro Parlour, on Mon SEPT 23!
Here is the FB Event. 
In person / 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 being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

Blessings for the Fall Equinox!
May the Harvest of your Summer Season be abundant!

 

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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 16 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!
Coming up – just in time with the Fall Equinox – here’s a link to its FB page.

 

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

 

Very VIRGO New Moon / SuperMoon (Aug 30) – Wellness in Wholeness

28 Aug

Dear ASTRO*NEWS Reader,

Feeling and sensing it?
The solid glow of the LEO Fire over the last month (maybe mirrored by heat waves in your region?) is settling & grounding into VIRGO now, the last Summer energy in the CANCER – LEO – VIRGO trinity.
With VIRGO comes the Harvest season, as Virgo the Virgin is really a Harvest Goddess, or actually: showing the many expressions of Goddess, Priestess, and Sacred Feminine.
It’s also an Initiation – from the LEOnine Queen to the VIRGO Priestess – offering sacred service in her Temple of Wholeness – prerequisite for Wellness.
VIRGO energy can be so self sufficient – teaching us to look after ourselves, discern, pick and select what’s good and healthy for us.

The VIRGO NEW MOON with all her VIRGO ‘entourage’ (VENUS, MARS, and now freshly also MERCURY) that’s coming up on Aug 30 can bring anxious / frustrating  / problem oriented tension to the forefront of awareness (yes, it catalyzes a mutable T-square!), plus overwhelm and confusion.
Yet also the Call for going with the flow, and being open to Saving Grace – as LILITH / NEPTUNE retro hold space from the ‘other’ / all encompassing PISCES side, plus a Call for Gratitude and a Bigger Perspective, compliments JUPITER in SAG – apex of the T-square.

And yes, it’s also a SuperMoon – the closest one to the Earth, which of course could create stronger ocean tides and emotional tides.
This is the central of 3 Super New Moons (July 31, Aug 30, Sept 28).

With so much VIRGO and planetary energies round the New Moon now, facing the flood of PISCES, and JUPITER in SAG in-between, it might feel like a ‘Pandora’s Box’ of interrelated issues being opened up – where the only things that saves the day are Hope & Humour…

This mutable T-square asks us to align with integrity (VIRGO), to tune in, connect and flow (PISCES), and see what elevates, inspires, and shows the truth (SAG).
The T-square tension of these 3 mutable signs is quite strong (SUN, MOON, and 6 Planets are involved in it). Can’t be ignored and needs an outlet – esp. on the SAG side.


Take a look at the New Moon chart below – and you get the picture…

Does the VIR – PI – SAG T-square trigger your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in your birth chart?

 

Let’s first take a look at the SABIAN SYMBOL for the NEW MOON degree – which is striking:

SUN and MOON at the New Moon will be exactly at 6° 47’ VIR.

7° VIRGO:

“A HAREM

Harem – Choice of the Concubine Giulio Rosati Wiki Commons

KEYNOTE:

A fateful (even if sought after) subservience to the vagaries or desires of the emotional nature.

In a sense this symbol is related to the preceding one, while revealing a deeply contrasting phase of the emotional and cultural life. The experience symbolized here is a passive one, while that for Virgo 6° (A Merry-Go-Round) was intensely dynamic. Yet there may be for the woman in the harem some sort of cyclic pattern and a prize to reach – the sultan’s favor.
In both cases the motive power is exterior to the experiencer, who is caught in a pattern of forces over which he or she has no control; yet the child may purposefully use his small allowance to get a ride, and the woman may use her charm to attract the attention of her master.
The individual in both cases finds himself one with a number of other individuals all seeking or being subjected to the same type of experience or fate.

This second stage symbol contrasts with, but also supplements, that of the first stage. It supplements it in the sense that one may become addicted to the excitement of the merry-go-round of vital emotions and may become a slave to the hope of recapturing the exultation of the initial experiences; yet one may learn how to put to use even the EMPTINESS OF WAITING.”

 

A symbol of passive experience:
Waiting to being picked and chosen, being subservient, maybe even enslaved, and not in charge of the body temple or, symbolically speaking, not in self sufficiency, waiting for authority to make a move – and then perhaps complain and criticize – all low vibrations of VIRGO.
Well, one can make ‘the best out of waiting’
as the interpretation suggests, or out of being imprisoned.
Yet, there’s emptiness in waiting.

The element of passivity comes also in via NEPTUNE retro in PISCES – opp. the VIRGO New Moon (and will be even more emphasized with the PISCES – VIRGO Full Moon on Friday the 13th of Sept – such a multiple Sacred Feminine day!).

So much damage and abuse has happened to women, and to everyone subordinate to ‘masters’ and ‘bosses’ in a personally or societally constructed hierarchy.
And there’s a collective story of humanity being passively subject to the whims, orders, or persuasions of those in authority and of being commodified ‘subjects’ / consumers / voters
feeding privileges and power of the elite.
A SATURN retro / South Node and PLUTO retro in CAP theme – which is also highlighted this month, as both Planets are stationary now (SATURN retro goes direct on Sept 18, and PLUTO on Oct 2).
The ‘Old Empire’ IS expiring.
And JUPITER in SAG says: The Truth shall set All Free.

 

Speaking of retro, lots of sticky karmic residues that have come up with the Retro Summer (still 5 Planets are retro) are ready to be cleared with conscious awareness, and washed away, with this ‘Clean-up’ Super VIRGO New Moon opposite LILITH / NEPTUNE.

A NEW MOON is always a threshold from Releasing the Old to Embracing / Conceiving of the NEW.

Old VIRGO energy that doesn’t serve anymore comes as shadow to the forefront of awareness (maybe painfully so) to be ‘switched’ into a healthier, more functional, and purer vibration.

Here’s a VIRGO type ‘check list’ of ‘symptoms’ which might show their not-so-pretty face now.
Only to be RE-leased and RE-set, with ‘Like heals Like’ higher vibrational VIRGO equivalents:

Lower Vibration of VIRGO – to RE-lease Higher Vibration of VIRGO – to RE-set and Embrace
(Self) Criticism (criticism carries self-criticism) (Self) Awareness, clarity
Worries, anxiety, and problem focus How can I help?
How can I give service where needed?

What would help / serve the situation?
Frustration, nagging What do I need to discern and sort out of my life because it’s not functional or unhealthy?
What actually does work? How could it work? What needs to be tweaked?
Sweating the small stuff, fretting over details Every little thing counts and can be symbolic. Every life form in nature has its place.
Maybe you feel called to do ceremony / ritual?
Health issues, esp. with digestion What is indigestible in my life?
What is my body trying to tell me?
Sense of never enough, ‘smallness’, inadequacy How do I get a sense of integration as I honour and work with my skills and specialties?
‘Selective perception of the imperfection’ I am / we are / it is whole and complete.
Practice IS perfect. Nature is perfect.

 

Mercury Rules Virgo, by Johfra Bosschart

The VIRGO Journey is about alignment of the human self with cosmic consciousness, through awareness, spiritual practice, and / or acts of service.

The MOON is the esoteric ruler of VIRGO – represented in the Sacred Feminine / Priestess / Virgin / Mother Mary, and the Harvest Goddesses.

We’re all called to do our sacred work and practice, in this Body-Temple and Temple of Here-Now, and harvest its fruits in inner fulfillment.
The Sacred Feminine and inner Alignment with Spirit-in-Form lead the way.

Where VIRGO is in your chart is where this ‘cosmic assignment for alignment’ shows up foremost.

Where the New Moon in early VIRGO falls in your chart (house wise) points to the area of life where a New Beginning for Alignment and Refinement, and Being in your Temple come up for you nowadays.

If we already did an Astro session and I have your chart you can ask me which house it is for you, when in doubt. Otherwise – ask me too!

 

1st House
How you show up
BE aligned and healthy!

 

2nd House
What you have and value
Own your wellness practice and the work and lifestyle that you value!

 

3rd House
Your ‘relatives’ and environment
Speak from integrity!

 

4th House
Your home
A Temple of wellness!

 

5th House
Your creativity
Wholesome, skillful, and fun!

 

6th House
Your work, health, and lifestyle
You can help best if you’re in your wellness, and service in alignment IS healthy!

 

7th House
Your significant others
Relationships work best and are functional if both of you are in your healthy wholeness.

 

8th House
Your deep involvement and transformations –
Maybe through health or work ‘crisis’?

 

9th House
Your travels and worldviews
Go on a wellness retreat, or combine work and travel!

 

10th House
Your calling –
In alignment with your highest purpose.

 

11th House
Your community and friends –
A healthy bunch.

 

12th House
Your oneness with ALL –
Your Inner Temple is always available…

 

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Neptune Rules Pisces, Painting by Johfra Bosschart

The NEW MOON in VIRGO and her entourage are opposite LILITH & NEPTUNE retro in PISCES.
The MOON will oppose LILITH and NEPTUNE on the day of the New MoonThe MOON will oppose LILITH and NEPTUNE on the day of the New Moon. VENUS, MERCURY, and the SUN follow Sept 4 – 10 – happens once a year, and this year between the VIRGO New Moon and the PISCES – VIRGO Full Moon – both with lots of PISCES – VIRGO dynamic.

PISCES, in contrast to orderly VIRGO can be so overwhelming and chaotic – only to show:
All is ONE, and holographic in the UNI-verse. 

We’ve had lots of initiations into this, over the years since NEPTUNE has been in PISCES (entered 2012, now about half-way in, and still going on until 2026).
And LILITH stepped into the Piscean waves on May 3 – proclaiming: Our True Nature is Wild & One.

 

The VIRGO – PISCES axis is all about…

… from the VIRGO side:
Being in our ‘Temple’ of alignment with our true, holistic nature, doing our wellness practice, and using this precious life time to dedicate our gifts and skills to make the world a better place.
I.o.w., offering sacred service.

VIRGO is also about digesting experiences, ordering and organizing.
In the body, it rules the small intestines.

… from the PISCES realm…
…which is all-encompassing, and nothing needs to be ‘done’, our ‘job’ is rather to perhaps get our ego and attachment to a certain outcome out of the way, be open, surrender, be available, allow, flow, hold space, or simply: BE present.

In our embodiment, PISCES rules the immune system, our aura, energy field, the subtle bodies and chakras (as a field).

 

So, a combo of both VIRGO and PISCES could look like:

  • Ride the waves, immerse in your element.
  • Your skills are what comes easy.
  • Holding space for others may be the best service you can offer.
  • Clean up / do work while playing music.
  • Energy Medicine. AstroSomatics.
  • Sacred Geometry, and Sacred Temples in the Field aka Crop Circles.
  • The cosmic & sacred art of Astrology and its practical, embodied benefits.
  • Being in the world, yet not of the world. Doing what needs to be done, yet not in attachment.
  • God helps those who help themselves. Doing our share, and trusting divine intervention.
  • Random acts of kindness & service bring fulfillment.

 

BALANCE is the way to go, or rather to BE:

In the ‘whirlwind’ of things / with the mutable T-square that can kick us off balance:
How can we infuse a situation where ‘problems’ show up (or rather: where we / things are not aligned) with flow, allowance, acceptance, and love, which might mean release and let go & let God/dess?

A transformation into sustainable (rather than wasteful) and innovative use of life energy – socially & personally.
The New MOON in VIR is also in Earth Trine with URANUS retro in TAURUS,
with SATURN retro / stationary, and moves to an Earth Trine with PLUTO retro in CAP.

 

Here is the Chart for the Very VIRGO Super New MOON –

Exact at 3:39 am PDT tomorrow Aug 30.

 

 

Voila – there’s also the Mutable T-Square with the apex outlet pointing to JUPITER in SAG!

Consisting of 

  • MERCURY, SUN / MOON / MARS, VENUS in VIRGO.
    More about the MERCURY Journey through VIRGO in today’s blog post.
  • LILITH / NEPTUNE retro in PISCES.
  • JUPITER in SAG.

 

The most dominant theme in the Mutable T-Square is the re-curring (# 3 out of 3 in 2019) square from JUPITER in SAG to NEPTUNE in PISCES – building up, and once more exact on Sept 21.

Eye CY

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

 

Wow! So much tension in the Mutable T-square that’s exactly on between the New MOON on Aug 30 and Sept 21 (JUPITER in SAG square NEPTUNE in PISCES)!
Rather than being spun around in low vibrational modes of not knowing where to go, and what to do, given lots of interrelated problems, overwhelm, and confusion… maybe just wanting to escape and disappear…

better to be aware and mindful a la VIRGO, check in:
“Hey, what’s going on here?”
“Where am I at?”
“What am I doing / engaging in…?”
“Does this work for me?” “What’s a better way of….”?
“Let me find another way…?”).
And to dwell as much as possible in the ‘hub of the wheel’ where we aren’t identified or or spun around centrifugally.


Let’s be inspired by the NEW MOON in VIR opposite LILITH / NEPTUNE retro in PISCES, and channel the intense energies into intentional and random acts of service, wellness, and spiritual practice (hey, everything can be!).
And let’s invite high vibrations of JUPITER in SAG square NEPTUNE retro in PISCES:
Miracles, synchronicities, fun & flow, as we trust and have faith, and are in an energy of gratitude, grace, and abundance.

JUPITER in SAG calls us to be in our YES, and to follow our Heart that shows the way and the bigger picture.

 

Yes, other alignments are also in the picture, with the VIRGO New Moon being such a hub: 

  • The New Moon in VIRGO in Earth Trine with URANUS retro in TAU, and with the South Node and SATURN, now stationary in mid-CAP, while forming a sextile with the North Node in mid-CANCER.
    Follow the Body’s wisdom, don’t self abuse, be caring and gentle, change habits, try out new experiences, go spontaneously to Nature – all health & wellness care, while releasing old conditioned and built-up patterns.
  • The VIRGO New Moon in quincunx with CHIRON retro in early ARIES which calls for self-reliance, autonomy, and authenticity as healing agents.
  • Also striking that there’s NO Planet in an AIR sign yet (another Summer phenomenon) – until MERCURY & VENUS enter LIBRA, on Sept 14.
    Which can be an extra challenge to be objective, detached, and ‘even’ in easy terms socially & relationally. But also an opportunity to release our identification with the mind and its predominance in this culture and time.

 

Big Love and Rain of Blessings – into the VIRGO New Moon on Aug 30, opposite Oceanic LILITH & NEPTUNE retro in PISCES!
Wellness in Wholeness & Oneness.

All aligned, in cosmic Awe and ONEder!

Melanie

 

Check out these

Astro Creations & Experiences during the VIRGO New Moon phase

…helping you with Alignment & cosmic-human Wellness: 

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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 being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.
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2019 Summer Retro Window

13 Aug

The New MOON in LEO on July 31 / Aug 1 CAT-alyzed a Retro Window of 5 – 6 Planets (until Sept 18 / Oct 2 when SATURN & PLUTO go direct again)! 
Not quite like the RETRO Record Summer 2018 with Seven Planets Retro.

But still – also this Summer 2019, with 5 – 6 Planets simultaneously retro we’re been called to go backwards / inwards, to REsolve and RElease, esp. when it comes to old low and unconscious perhaps karmically ‘inherited’ vibrations of… 

Brief RE-view – since it’s out of post-retro ‘storm’ now:
MERCURY in LEO / CANCER (retro July 7 – 31):
Old mental patterns that revolve around oneself, perhaps in dramatic- narcissistic ways. Going in circles, regressing into previous stages of life, living in our memories.

JUPITER in mid SAG (retro since Apr 10 – just turned direct on Aug 11):
Old stories and beliefs that shape our philosophy and outlook on life.

SATURN in mid CAP (retro Apr 29 – Sept 18):
Old REpetitive patterns, karma, blocks and obstacles, being stuck in (self) judgment, taking too much on, carrying too much, being the scapegoat.

CHIRON in early AR (retro July 8 – Dec 12):
Old stressful early life wounds / survival mode wounds.

URANUS in early TAU (just went retro Aug 11 – Jan 10, 2020):
Old attachments and sticky habits that prevent us from embodying our true freedom.

NEPTUNE in mid PI (retro June 21 – Nov 27):
Old overwhelm, confusion, delusions, addictions, feeling victimized, and ways of ‘checking out’ and giving up.

PLUTO in later CAP (retro Apr 24 – Oct 2):
Old (outer and inner) control patterns, old oppressive and abusive powers that prevent us from being in our true Power.

 

12 Olympians – which direction are the Planetary Gods & Goddesses going?

 

.…and find through re-visiting and re-leasing from the ‘inside-out’ more conscious vibrations. as in:

MERCURY in CANCER / LEO:
Being compassionate and caring with ourselves, maybe even going back to our Baby self and the messages s/he received, giving her / him extra care, and showing her / him how loved and welcome s/he is, helps us to express and show ourselves lovingly, passionately, creatively, and heart-fully.

JUPITER in mid SAG:
Finding the Truth about our Gratitude for Life, our Belief in Ourselves, and Walking the Path of Love.

SATURN in mid CAP:
Standing in our Authority & Values, prioritizing what matters most, lightening the load, and working with our Best.

CHIRON in early AR:
The ‘wound’ carries the Medicine. When we experience ourselves as standing alone facing the collective it also brings out the Medicine of being Authentic.

URANUS in early TAU:
Being free from attachments (to habits, stuff, location) leads to emBodying Freedom in so many ways…

NEPTUNE in mid PI:
Dropping into Unity Consciousness, in the Unified Field.

PLUTO in later CAP:
Empowered by and for Evolution.

 

Wishing you well in the Retro Summer 2019!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Aug 11 is a Big Shift Day for JUPITER & URANUS – all about FREEDOM!

11 Aug

Noteworthy, and I’m sure you’re noticing:
Two Planetary Players changed directions on the same day, today AUG 11!

Plus, MERCURY goes into LEO, also today Aug 11 (until Aug 29).
Stay tuned for a special art-tickle!

JUPITER in mid SAG (retro since Apr 10) went direct again on Aug 11.
URANUS in early TAU went retro (Aug 11 until Jan 10, 2020).


Sooo, August is a stationary month for both JUPITER & URANUS
– giving both Archetypes extra attention as they’re in ‘U-turn’ mode, and hence moving slowly. 
If you got any Astro features in early TAU / mid SAG you can’t miss it.
Both JUPITER & URANUS have to do with Freedom – a big theme this month.


For JUPITER in SAG (until Dec 2) that means:

  • Freedom to move, grow, see the World, and see things the way you do.
    Goes with perspective and understanding while generously live & let live.
  • Dropping the low & old vibrations of JUPITER = ‘Truth’ turning into Judgment & Righteousness.
  • After many inner Journeys to understand Life and see the bigger picture, maybe also Journeys to ‘old happy places’, under JUPITER retro since April 10 it’s time now to move forward-onward-upward, and elevate to ‘higher ground’ on all levels, with JUPITER in SAG going direct.
  • What’s possible and calling?
  • Where do trust & adventure, generosity & freedom come in?

Maverick Planet Uranus (NASA)

For URANUS in TAURUS that looks like:

  • Liberation from sticky attachments.
  • Awakening from ‘fake’ security, and into your true Self.
  • EmBodying Freedom.
  • Maybe even (as J. Krishnamurti put it): 
    Freedom that has no opposite(!)

Over the last 7 months of URANUS going direct / forward, we had lots of liberating paradigm shifts that set us free – maybe ‘involuntarily’ / surprisingly / shockingly so.
Now, under URANUS retro (until Jan 10, 2020) it’s time to integrate the experiences, and find unconditional Freedom within.

 

Both Planetary Archetypes are about Freedom & Liberation –
Wishing us all a truly liberated Time, and maybe some breakthrough gifts along the way!

 

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GURU PURNIMA Full Moon Blessings – with the ‘Astro Gurus’ JUPITER and SATURN

16 Jul

Dear Astro~News Reader,

indeed, there’s a lot to today’s Full MOON in CAP – CAN / Partial Lunar Eclipse!

Theme is (see Eclipse post): Transforming the Old – Being ONE Love!

Clearly, this Eclipse MOON with SATURN / South Node, VEGA, and next to PLUTO gets our attention, and has us release old attachments, judgment, and conditioning, to come back to the Light of Consciousness, and of the Loving Heart.

A la MERCURY retrograde, I found again this Ram Das article A Heavy Curriculum– very apropos the projections about change and judgment going along with it:
“If somebody is a problem for you, it’s not that they should change, it’s that you need to change. If they’re a problem for themselves that’s their karma, if they’re causing you trouble that’s your problem with yourself…..”

  • What’s our job when people ‘are difficult’?
  • How do our lunar emotions and needs (like, for them to love and appreciate us) have power over us, pull you into judgment and separation (SATURN) and out of Love?
  • What needs to deepen to change (PLUTO) in this?

A heavy curriculum… (a la CAP)… yet lightened and transformed in the Heart.

I get it. Been there with family, other ‘karmic partners’, and even ‘random people’…

This Full Moon also helps us connect with ‘Ancient Essence’ – the essence of the Ancestors (PLUTO in CAP, super close to the MOON). Biological Ancestors, ancient Teachers, Ancestors of the Land…
Maybe their Spirit is speaking to us… helping us transform old (usually fear / separation based) energies that prevent us from being in the Love and in Heart Space.

 

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

Ganesha

Ganesh, the ‘Remover of Obstacles’ is invoked at the onset of a journey.

We could all use some Ganesh energy nowadays / -years…
SATURN (ruler of CAP) is presently IN CAP (Winter Solstice 2017 – Winter Solstice 2020) where karmic challenges for ‘the journey’ / the path arise.
Only to teach us what our inner blocks, judgments, and resistance are, and handing it over to PLUTO in CAP to help with the transformation – as things are irreversably evolving collectively.

Dense stuff, perhaps. Heavy curriculum?
May the Inner Teacher and light bringer show the way, and lead by example, just like the CAP goat slowly but surely climbing up the mountain, and the CAP SUN climbing up the Ecliptic.

 


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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.
Truth is, the SUN is not closest to the Earth in Summer but in early January, however the CANCER SUN is so bright and strong and it’s early Summer in the Northern hemisphere.

Because the energies of the SUN and of the MOON in reflection are both at their peak, our subtle energy channels are unusually open and receptive to absorb spiritual energy. Practices done or begun these day will bring growth and auspiciousness in life.

Through sadhana (spiritual practice) and by following the Guru’s teachings, devotees can purify the mind to reflect the Atman / Universal Self, 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 and Earth – A matter of Perspective. Photo: Hubble / NASA

Presently, JUPITER is retro and in its own SAG domain (until Dec 3, 2019), this year in triple square with mystical NEPTUNE in its own PISCEAN domain.

Gifts and happiness (JUPITER in SAG) require surrender and letting go, which leads to Unity (NEPTUNE in PI).
Once we SEE the benefits (JUPITER in SAG) deep gratitude and an abundant life are the results.

 

Saturn & Earth

Saturn and Earth – Ringed Guru. Photo: Hubble / NASA

SATURN, this year in mid-CAP, quintessential integrity teacher, is also very supportive at this Guru Puja time, since it forms two relationships with transpersonal Archetypes:

  • A triple sextile this year with NEPTUNE in PISCES – the teaching and on-going practice is surrender and connection.
    Flow and ease in the ‘achievement’ follow.
  • An almost-exact conjunction with PLUTO (strongest in May / June 2019, and exact conjunct on Jan 12, 2020.
    As we’re called / pressured to complete and be done with what’s old and doesn’t serve Humanity, Planet Earth, and all Beings, esp. abusive, disrespectful top-down control and power, we’re also called to Build the New from the inside-out – a caring and compassionate world, based on Love – the ‘top priority’ that IS.

Pluto Reveals… One of the first pictures New Horizons transmitted from the close fly-by in July 2015

Have I mentioned?
Almost all the planetary Archetypes mentioned are presently retro:

MERCURY, JUPITER, SATURN, CHIRON, URANUS (going retro on Aug 11), and PLUTO!
Excellent for inward-turning movement….

Under PLUTO in SATURN ruled CAP (2008 – 2023), and NEPTUNE in PISCES (since 2011 / 2012, until 2018 / 2026), so many traditional spiritual teachings and practices from our biological and Spirit ancestry have reached our modern cultures and become ‘mainstream’.
The ‘trick’ is to really be consistent and apply them into our daily and most challenging situations – says SATURN in CAP.

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

 

Aummmm! Namaste!

The Light in me honours the Light in you!
May we ground and embody it.

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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SAG – GEMINI Full Moon with JUPITER (June 17) – Speak Your Heart Truth & Be Free

16 Jun

Happy Strawberry & Rose Moon of June!

So many beautiful flowers in full bloom now, incl. Wild Roses and cultivated Roses. Time to smell the Roses, and pick up their Heart Medicine.

 

Rosarium Roses – visit in my Bavarian birth town Regensburg – Photo by Melanie, June 2019

 

You might already know…
Native Americans and other traditions around the World gave names to the Full Moons of the year. Each Nation / culture has given the Full Moons of the month different names, according to what that month brings and requires.

So many names, so much diversity… directed by Nature.

 

Yes, this is the last Full Moon in Spring, after the Spring Equinox Full Moon on March 20, the Easter Full Moon on Apr 19, and the Wesak Moon on May 18 – four(!) Spring Full Moons this year!


The previous Full Moons in LIBRA – AR, LIBRA – AR, and SCO – TAU ‘funnel’ into this one, as the LUNA, before her Fullness in SAG, travelled last week through LIBRA and SCO… evoking themes of relatedness, balance, and deeper processes, hopefully bringing us to core themes that are ripe for change-into-freedom!

 

What does this FULL MOON mean to YOU?
And even more so, how does it MOVE YOU?

 

My friend Otto Heitzer took this amazing photo of the strawberry colour Full Moon in Germany – not today but some Moons ago 🙂


I invite you to follow the trail into the Heart of Astro~News, to find its gifts and Medicine through the read, and even more so: in your HEART! 

 

Phoenix Heart-Fire Moon Moves Us!

Before tuning into the SAG FULL MOON, enhanced by BIG JUPITER(!) we went through the SCORPIO MOON on Thu / Fri (June 13 / 14) – the most intense of all lunar vibrations – which of course has ‘fed’ into tomorrow’s Full Moon.

Time to speak (GEM SUN) our Truth (SAG) about what touches us deeply, and about intense shadow things (SCO) as well. May the Truth set us FREE!
Knowledge (GEM), Understanding (SAG / JUPITER), and mostly:
Heart Truth & deep Wisdom IS Freedom!

 

 

We rise again – even more so when we’ve processed and cleared a lot in / through the scorpionic phase.
The pre-Full Moon is always most charged – enhanced by JUPITER (their alignment will be today Sunday at 12:09 pm PDT), and still reverberating the SCO – TAU Full Moon from May 18 – the Wesak Moon.

How about tuning into the whole phase from the Full Moon in SCO (May 18) to the pre-Full Moon in SCO (June 13 / 14):

  • Where have you been emotionally ‘hooked’ yet couldn’t control the situation?
  • Where have you felt deeply affected (hurt over or passionate about something)?
  • How can / could you transform attachments (to a desired outcome / gain, or being stuck with the unwanted), and find freedom?
  • What’s a ‘game changer’ that brings the intense and ‘negative’ to the light, and restores Love?
  • What does the inner Buddha Nature say to all this, and where does it take you?

Have you noticed?
Since the MOON crossed over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG
(Sat June 15 at 2:03 am PDT) the Spirit / mood lifted – and we could ‘come through what needed to be felt, ‘digested’, transformed, and alchemized, with new understanding and direction, rooted in the Heart.

 

This free and public Eagle showed up for Public Domain Photos – in public air space…

 

The lunar SAG energy pulls us upward-onward – yay!
SAG after SCO is the ‘Phoenix out of the Ashes’, the soaring Eagle, the rebirth and widening of perspective:
To SEE is to be FREE!

Freedom and Truth are big for SAG – the energy that’s enhanced by JUPITER the Ruler of SAG for the whole year, until Dec 2 – a super boost for the one SAG Full MOON of the Year!

When we come from the ego-head the Full Moon polarity of SUN & MOON turns easily into a divisive scenario.
Either horizontally: “Me here – you there; my truth vs. your truth”, or vertically: “I’m up here and know better than you.”

What saves the day and the way is the HEART.
HEART Truth isn’t somebody’s truth, and not about right or wrong, doesn’t have an opposite, is inviting rather than dividing.
Coming and speaking from the Heart Truth is a big theme under the GEM – SAG Full Moon.

Is that up for you too?
Likely it’s related to the areas in life that the SAG – GEMINI Houses in your chart point to. Perhaps even your SUN, MOON, Nodes, and Planets are in GEM and / or SAG?

When the “me and them” or sense of “I know better” comes up, and creates an interpretation of perceptions that can turn into a ‘story’ we can inquire (GEM), a la Byron Katie, and deeply ask ourselves:

  • Is this true?
  • How do you know it’s true?
  • Who would you be without this truth / story?

Inquiring as in: questioning our assumptions, and also: asking deep existential questions about our True Nature is a great way of being with the SAG – GEM activation through the Full Moon.

 

Time to take a look at the SAG – GEMINI Full Moon chart!

The cosmic Full Moon map shows TWO dominant polarities with multiple heavenly bodies involved:

  • The GEMINI SUN – SAG MOON / JUPITER Full Moon axis
  • The CANCER MARS / MERCURY / North Node – CAPRICORN SATURN / PLUTO / South Node opposition.

All about the Full MOON and also the Lunar Nodes.

  • SAG – GEM represents the Journey from the Head to the Heart, and to be guided by our Heart YES (rather than all the outer & inner voices, doubts, and arguments).
  • With SATURN / South Node / PLUTO in CAP an ‘Old Empire’ is indeed expiring.
    Which old ways in YOUR life (related to power / control / authority / judgment / heaviness / depression / repression) are coming to an end?
    No need to go back to them.
    Honour them for what they have served, and let them run their course without you.
  • MARS / MERCURY (exactly aligned on June 18) / North Node in CANCER have us passionately advocate FOR something we feel strongly about, bravely tracing the origin of your feelings & thoughts, anger & passion, and pro-actively take care of our needs. When we do that disempowering patterns can be completed (CAP energy with the South Node).

 

So much mutability in the chart / energy field these days (‘Flexibel’ scores 23) – suggesting maximum flexibility and adaptability without getting scattered, fragmented, and overwhelmed.
Key of the mutability is yesterday’s (June 16) square of JUPITER retro in SAG with NEPTUNE in PI: Tuning into the Heart Path, and allowing the Universe and all Beings to bless us and fulfill our Heart & Soul Wishes.
Even if we don’t think we like strawberries & roses…

 
URANUS is the only Planet in a fixed sign, TAURUS – which is hardly fixed, since it breaks up habits and attachments – Freedom from the Known!
This ‘Singleton’ Planet URANUS can be quite an important catalyst: Being radically awake and present in our Earth Body and its senses here-now is an important clue to freedom.
What does your body spontaneously call you to shift? 
I just changed the place and body position from which I’m writing (now legs up, fresh air), and voila, feeling more awake and inspired.

Feeling ready to compose the Astro~News for the whole phase from the Full Moon in SAG – GEM to the CANCER New Moon on July 2 – a Total Solar Eclipse.
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Many Blessings for the JUPITER enhanced Strawberry & Roses Full Moon and beyond!

 

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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