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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?



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.


Jupiter Eye


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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

Johfra Bosschart: LIBRA, with abundant esoteric symbolism. 



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

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

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

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

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

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

Definitely lots of interesting dynamics in the next while!


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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. 🙂

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

20 Jul

… There is more to the CAP – CAN Full Moon that was exact yesterday!

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



Ganesha – Elephant headed Hindu god, known to be the ‘Remover of Obstacles’ on the path, and Guru that takes us from the darkness (of not seeing what the obstacles is / was) to the Light.


Ganesh is being invoked at the onset of a journey.

We could all use some Ganesh energy nowadays, with SATURN in SAG (Sept 2015 – Winter Solstice 2017) where challenges for ‘the journey’, the trust, the path arise – only to teach us what our inner blocks and old beliefs are…


Aummmm! Namaste!

The light in me honours the light in you!



“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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guru_Purnima


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

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

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

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


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

Time in fact can be suspended, stretched, and can dissolve and ‘disappear’ in immersion with what IS. The guru is a bridge into vastness, spaciousness, and freedom.


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


Jupiter & Earth

Jupiter and Earth – Hubble Space Telescope picture (NASA)


Presently, JUPITER is in mid / late VIRGO, not far from the Lunar North Node – so (rather than fretting over problems and going into excessive ‘doing mode’ – maybe out of over compensation for not ‘being enough / perfect ’ – see above description by the Tower…).

Spiritual Practice IS perfect, and very beneficial.


JUPITER will even go opposite CHIRON in PI on Aug 12.

May the Medicine and Harvest of our Practice ‘come together’ as we are connected, and open to receive!



Saturn & Earth

Saturn and Earth – Hubble Space Telescope picture (NASA)


SATURN is also very potent at this Guru Puja time, since it is now almost stationary (during August), and will go from retro (since March 25) to direct on Aug 13.

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


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

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



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* JUPITER in VIR square SATURN retro in SAG, Vol III (exact on May 26): Crisis and Perspective

27 May

A very significant alignment in this FULL MOON to NEW MOON phase is the 3rd of 3 Squares between JUPITER and SATURN.

# 1 was on Aug 3, 2015 (with JUPITER still in LEO, and while SATURN – still in SCO – was stationary / moving very slowly from Earth perspective / going from retro to direct).

# 2 was on March 23, 2016, not far from the positions of SATURN and JUPITER now, just 3 days before SATURN turned from direct to retro (its current ‘gear’).


In other words, the whole phase since last Summer until end of Spring (in a narrow, exact sense), and even 2015 and 2016 altogether, have been under the JUPITER square SATURN influence.


On a personal-spiritual level, we can check in where we create obstacles (SATURN) through the way how we SEE (SAG) and perhaps judge ourselves and the world, and how limiting beliefs hold us back. Acknowledgment is the first step. Maybe this belief has served the side in you that you are outgrowing now. An old skin. It’s growth pain.

With JUPITER in VIR, doing one’s daily beneficial practice, and being of help for others is supportive, and renders opportunities.





Ganesh, the Hindu deity known as the ‘Remover of Obstacles’ comes to mind. If you’re connected with Ganesh, this could be a good time (it always is…) to invoke Ganesh.

Of course, Ganesh doesn’t just magically take the obstacles away but represents the guru, the spiritual teacher that shows what the real obstacle is, and what it takes to go beyond.


Let’s look into the societal arena as well:

This is the ‘closing square’ in the 20-year JUPITER – SATURN cycle that started in May 2000, with their conjunction in TAURUS.

A new socio-economic-political-cultural cycle with Taurean themes started then. Conservative governments became more prominent in the world. Money and business as well as ‘territorialism’ (and domains) became a big deal.


2010 was the opposition, with JUPITER in late PI, and SATURN in late VIR (where the Nodal axis is2015 /6!), showing us we need to cut back and be in integrity, act eco-logically, and do business in integrity (SATURN in VIR), since all is connected (JUPITER in PI).

Lots of people started businesses online and are now connected via media (PI) – very practical and with lower impact on the environment (SATURN in VIR). Not so sure how much the world community has learned since then around being humble, ecologically clean, and content with less (SATURN in VIR)….


So this Square between the ‘main players’, JUPITER in VIR (Aug 2015 – Sept 2016), and SATURN in SAG (Sept 2015 – Winter Solstice 2017) brings a crisis (square) and challenge (SATURN) that is also an opportunity (JUPITER) to act upon (a Square has a MARS undertone). NEPTUNE in PI is also involved in the dynamic.


A continuous PISCEAN wave of refugees coming to Europe, escaping from their war torn countries, esp. Syria, has caused a mass migration that has brought up a big spectrum of responses: As much as countries like Germany initially welcomed large numbers of refugees with open arms and compassion, the whole process also brought up paranoia, fear of being uncontrollably invaded by unknown and unchecked, and perceived as possibly dangerous foreigners (SATURN in SAG square NEPTUNE in PI).

JUPITER in VIR may say: SO much to do, as in: so many opportunities to help, or: how can all these problems be managed? Depending on the perspective.

The socio-political tension also emerged in pre-election Canada last year, and shows up big time in the U.S. this year, with more intense and radical tones.

“Where is it going???” (and perhaps even: ”Where am I going, if… gets elected?”), and “We could have a big problem here.”, is what many U.S. citizens and the world community is wondering, with concern (JUPITER in VIR).

Remember, the U.S. have also SATURN on their Ascendant in mid SAG this year 2016 – a new 29-year cycle starts.

Rather than ‘big words’ and promises, or righteousness – the shadow of SAG (do I hear: “Make America great again….”?), SATURN moderates and restrains SAG, and shows consequences if the path is not in alignment with the Heart and true Sagittarian wisdom and perspective.

Interesting, that D. Trump was born with MOON / South Node in SAG, and B. Sanders with North Node / SUN in VIR.


So things are definitely heated up again, and this tension that could set the course for years to come.

PISCES says: Yes, everyone can be affected by everything, since all is connected. Which also means: What we feed into the ‘field’ can have a domino effect as well.

Might as well Spread the Love…!


This concluding Square is also activated by the SUN and VENUS, both in early GEM, opposing SATURN retro in SAG, and squaring JUPITER in VIR, on June 2 – 4.
Whoa! Let’s get ready for a super charged Mutable Grand Cross at the GEM New Moon, on June 4.

Lots of questions and inquiry!
This also looks like the signature of authority conflicts, and massive Youth movement and activism.


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* JUPITER in VIR Goes Direct on May 9: Awareness, Refinement, and Alignment Bring Benefits.

9 May


4 R

Virgo, and Mercury, by Johfra Bosschart


Ahh, one of the five(!) Retro Planets turns around todayJUPITER, after its yearly 4-months retro trip, since Jan 7 (just before the epic CAP New Moon with PLUTO, on Jan 9).

JUPITER Retro has shown us how to source the gifts from within that JUPITER ‘promises’.

And with VIRGO, the emphasis has been on know-how / ‘how to’ / d.i.y., being skillful and self sufficient. Which could have become somewhat frustrating and challenging when JUPITER in VIRGO gave us a sense of “What expands (JUPITER) are problems (VIRGO), esp. in the field of health, wellness, functionality. “Things don’t work, and there’s just so much to do, all the time.” Familiar?

Well, yeah, JUPITER is not (as the reputation of the Archetype, or shall I say: stereotype, might suggest) just a ‘benefactor’ per se, like a Santa Claus effect when the transit strikes. JUPITER has an expansive effect.

Situations tend to get ‘bigger’ so that we get a better perspective and understanding what’s going on, from which place it can indeed ‘get better’. Like looking through a magnifier.

This metaphor of the magnifying glass (or even a microscope) is actually very apt for JUPITER’s retro journey in the energy field of VIRGO which is very detail oriented.

Sooo, what has shown for you, maybe very specifically and in detail, in the last 4 months under JUPITER retro, about where ‘the issue’ is, esp. related to the house in your chart where late / mid VIR is?

  • What has been brought to your awareness in a big way?
  • What have you learned about being clear and aligned?
  • What brings ‘order into chaos’?
  • What is a simple, self sufficient, regular self-care practice that helps?
  • Have you been feeling gratitude for the ‘little things’?
  • How have you refined your skills?
  • How have you RE-connected with the Sacred Feminine (VIRGO)?
  • How do you ‘keep your temple (of your body, of your home, of your work…) clean’ (VIR is associated with the Priestess)?
  • What serves you, and how do you serve best?

With the clear in-sights gained through JUPITER Retro in VIRGO, we know what’s good for us, and how we operate best.

Let’s bring the understanding forward now, through practice (practice IS perfect), for the well-being of all, and as men and women, honour the Sacred Feminine.


© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger



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VIRGO NEW MOON / PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE, opposing CHIRON retro in PI (Sept 12 / 13): RE-set of Smallness to Wholeness.

12 Sep


RE-set of Smallness to Wholeness.


The Partial Solar Eclipse will be visible over South Africa, Madagascar, and Antarctica.

Astronomical Eclipse info and animation: http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2015-september-13

The areas on the Earth where the Eclipse is visible / where its path will be overhead tend to be affected by the energy of the Eclipse, for the next months to come, and beyond. I see particularly Antarctica, re: UN Climate Conference in Paris end of Nov / early Dec  http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en. VIR says, we gotta do our homework and clean up our act, as citizens on Planet Earth.

Traditionally, a Solar Eclipse indicates the end of a ruler / ‘king’. Let’s see what that means for political situations in Canada with Fed. Elections coming up on Oct 19, and in other countries. Since VIR is about the Sacred Feminine, I wouldn’t be surprised if more conscientious women came into leadership.

The New Moon will be exact today, Sat Sept 12 at 11:41 pm PDT, followed by the Partial Solar Eclipse at 11:52 pm PDT (max. Eclipse).

At the locations of visibility it will be Sept 13, of course.

Here is the VIR NEW MOON chart (for Victoria, the ‘usual’ reference point):



Have you been sensing the VIRGO NEW MOON / PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE energy over the last week and month? Eclipses foreshadowing and aftermath effects that stretch out over months, some say from one pair of Eclipses to the next (twice a year).

The upcoming Partial SOLAR ECLIPSE is an exact New Moon (every Eclipse is) that has the energy of a FULL MOON!
How so?
With SUN, MOON, JUPITER in VIR, and NEPTUNE, CHIRON in PI, the theme of the PI – VIR BALANCE is written all over it.
Also MERCURY (which rules VIR), now in its ‘stormy’ pre-retro phase (M-r from Sept 17 on) adds to that.

More about the Balance theme a bit further down.


Let’s look directly at the VIR NEW MOON / PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE first:

It’s a RE-set of VIR themes through the ‘shadow-to-light’ process we’re about to experience. Many of us have already tuned into that.

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


Here’s a VIRGO type ‘check list’ of ‘symptoms’ which might show their not-so-nice face now. Only to be RE-leased and RE-set.

‘Like heals like’ (we were sharing a lot about this yesterday, in our timely ASTRO~SOMATICS workshop), so here are the higher vibrational VIR equivalents listed too:

Lower Vibration of VIRGO – RE-lease: Higher Vibration of VIRGO – 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 I 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.


VIRGO’s journey has to do with 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 – the association with the Sacred Feminine / Priestess / Virgin and Harvest Goddesses / Mother Mary is obvious.

All of us are called to do our sacred work and practice, as we are in this Body-Temple and temple of here-now. And harvest its fruits in inner fulfillment.


4 R

Johfra Bosschart: Virgo, ruled by Mercury


The Sacred Feminine and inner alignment with Spirit-in-Form leads the way, with the PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE very close to the NORTH NODE (presently, together with LILITH in early LIBRA), going into VIR on Oct 10 – until May 2017.


Let’s take a look at the SABIAN SYMBOL for the NEW MOON degree:

SUN and MOON will be at 20° 10’ VIR – therefore I’d take the symbol for

20° VIRGO:



Pioneers Westward Bound (and bound together)

Keynote: The Need of Cooperative Effort in Reaching Any ‘New World’ of Experience.

It is difficult to know, from the original formulation of the clairvoyant’s (who channeled these symbols) vision, the type of caravan that was visualized; what seems to be clearly implied is a process in which a group of persons are journeying together – thus linking their consciousness and energies (the ‘car’ symbol) – in order to safely reach the goal of destiny. Here there is no longer any sense of competition, but an ordered and structured endeavour.

At this… stage… the past is entirely left behind; humans cooperate in the great ‘adventure in consciousness’ in a TOTALIZATION OF PURPOSE AND EFFORT.”


This SABIAN SYMBOL points to the theme of relatedness, complementariness and partnership (LIBRA NORTH NODE, LILITH and MERCURY) – nobody can ‘do this alone’. To a ‘New World of Experience’ – a new level of Consciousness, reached via intentional group cohesion.

And to the UNITY Consciousness – PISCES.


Which brings us to

* VIR NM / Eclipse opposes CHIRON retro in PI (Sept 12 / 13)

JUPITER in VI opposes NEPTUNE retro in PI (Sept 16)

Unifying Medicine and Loving, Fulfilling Service.


 Earth & Moon

Earth and Moon – We are all in THIS together.


Not ‘just’ VIR is in the picture here. As you saw in the NEW MOON chart, VIR is polarized with / balanced by planets in PISCES.

Therefore I call it a NEW MOON that acts like a FULL MOON.

The Partial Solar Eclipse in VIRGO is exactly opposite CHIRON retro in PI.

It is also a pre-cursor for the phase of the Lunar NORTH NODE (which is related to the Eclipse) in VIR (while the South Node will be in PI), from Oct 10 on, until May 2017.

Plus, JUPITER in VIR will be exactly opposite NEPTUNE retro in PI on Sept 16.


The ‘Medicine’ of vulnerability, connectivity, and unity reveals itself, as the SUN and then MOON in VIR oppose CHIRON (in PI from 2010 – 2018 / 19).

We ARE all in this together.

JUPITER (ex-ruler of PI, just entered VIR on Aug 11) dances with NEPTUNE (which is in its own Piscean domain from 2012 – 2026!), and goes face-to-face with it on Sept 16.

In other words, Planet Earth is now between SUN / MOON and CHIRON (rare), and also already and next week exactly between JUPITER and NEPTUNE (which happens only every about 13 years)


The VIR – PI axis is all about…

… from the VIR 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. In other words, offering sacred service.

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

… from the PI perspective 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, PI rules the immune system, our aura, energy field, the subtle bodies and chakras (as a field).



Johfra Bosschart: Pisces & Neptune


So, a combo of both PI and VIR could look like:

–       Ride the waves, immerse in your element.

–       Your skills are what comes easy.

–       Holding space for others can be the best service you can offer.

–       Clean up and play music. 

–       Energy Medicine. AstroSomatics.

–       Sacred Geometry.

–       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 service bring fulfillment.


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

In the ‘whirlwind’ of things that can kick us off balance – an unhealthy thing, of course – how can we infuse a situation where ‘problems’ show up or we / things are not aligned with flow, allowance, acceptance, and love, which might mean release and let go(d) (PI)?

Wee example (of many) here: This week, I had a friend here for computer support, and despite some glitchy things we could REdirect the energy of potential stress into raising vibrations and staying connected. Even a little dance in-between helps. 
When things don’t ‘work out’ (VIR) this is the opportunity (if not necessity) to get back to awareness, and connection (VIR – PI).