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Super-LEO New Moon (July 31) with VENUS & MARS – Igniting Creative Passion & Power – with Love.

30 Jul

Dear Cosmic Friend,

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Artist of this amaaaazing piece unfortunately unknown (to me – I’m sure s/he’s well known!)

Can you feel HER coming?
Rather in a blaaah mode?
Or straight-out moody?

The LEO New MOON is just 1-2 days off – on JULY 31 / AUG 1 (depending on your time zone).
A very FIERY one!

Even though the gentle dark CANCER MOON now & up to July 31 in the morning, opposing SATURN & PLUTO in CAP and connecting with MERCURY on its last retro day today July 30 doesn’t make it appear so…

Now it’s Time for self-care, to feel into and release what’s preventing us from radiating Love Heart-fully as in LEO!

 

And then – LEO galore:
SUN, MOON, VENUS, and MARS all in Fiery Feline mode.

* How’s your creative FIRE and Love for Life these days?

* Do you Live the Life you Love?
The CAT does, unapologetically.

* Do you Love yourSELF fully?

* Do you stand in the Light of your SoUlar Being?
Show Time – of the Radiant Heart!

…Central questions for LEO – the Zodiac energy of central Summer!

The upcoming very FIERY LEO New Moon (surrounded by VENUS & MARS both now also in LEO) is planting Seeds of Love & Creative Potency into our cosmic-human Beingness.

If we choose to invoke, welcome, and nurture it, supported by the MOON in CANCER now, and by the nodal energy and MERCURY turning direct in late CANCER on the New MOON day!

This is the chance to start fresh, from heart-full Self Love!
And to let loving Creativity from the core of our Being take over!

You gotta love the Sabian Symbol that goes with the New Moon degree!

 

What’s Special about the Super-LEO NEW MOON on July 31 / Aug 1?

A LOT!

 

  • LEO IS special! 😉

 

  • It’s the 2nd New Moon of July – the 1st one was on July 2 – a Total Solar Eclipse.
    Some call that phenomenon ‘Black Moon’ (parallel to ‘Blue Moon’ as the 2nd Full Moon in a month) which I find misleading, since it can be confused with the Dark Moon phase before each New Moon. And every New Moon is actually a ‘Black Moon’ since the MOON is invisible next to the SUN.
    By the way, there’s no astrological significance to the fact that July has two New Moons – since Astrology goes by cosmic cycles, not by human made calendars. 
    Except – that’s special and a tad dramatic – as in: LEO. 🙂

 

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with the cardinal Turning Points of the Equinoxes and Solstices, and the fixed ‘Gates of Power’: Beltane, LAMMAS, Samhain / Halloween, and Imbolc.

  • The New MOON comes just before Lammas / Lughnassadh – the Summer mid-season Harvest Festival in the Celtic Calendar, celebrated on Aug. 2Leading over to 08 / 08 mid-LEO / mid-Summer ‘Gate of Power’ where energy concentrates and emanates:
    The LEO Power to LOVE. ❤

 

  • Blue Star SIRIUS

    The LEO New MOON is – like its ‘Sister MOON’ – the New MOON / TSE in CANCER on July 2 related to SIRIUS!
    The TSE in CANCER was (very unusual!) next to SIRIUS – an Initiation into Liberation!

    The LEO New MOON on JULY 31 / Aug 1 heralds the Rising of SIRIUS the ‘Dog Star’ (brightest star in the Dog constellation Canis Major, and in the night sky!).
    SIRIUS will rise again before the SUN – the ‘Heliacal Rising’ (Helios = SUN in Greek)! on 08 / 08! We’re in SIRIUS Season…

    If you’re intrigued by that, and feel connected to SIRIUS (as I am) here’s the little seasonal SIRIUS Rising article – REbirth of the Spiritual SUN for you.

 

  • Creative SOLar Fire is being channeled via the LEO New MOON. A SoLunar conception  of creative, heartful, playful LEO expression.
    LEO is even (of course!) ruled by the SUN – Life Force, Creativity, Pure Light & Consciousness.
    As with every New Moon, a seed is planted ‘in the dark’, and we can’t see it sprout yet until… it does. 🙂 Yet something stirs within… 
    The SEED of LOVE, nurtured when we live lovingly.
    LOVE is the force in the Universe that creates – and fuels our human creativity.
    Love is Creative Alchemy.

 

Hermes / Mercury, with winged helmet, sandals, and Caduceus / serpent staff of the healer (“Like heals Like”)

  • Speaking of Alchemy –
    MERCURY the Alchemist & Cosmic Messenger presently in CANCER
    (the Zodiac vibe closely related to the MOON) goes out of retro on the day of the New MOON!
    Doesn’t happen very often (statistically once every 29th M-r = about once every 10 years)!


    Being attuned to the cosmic MERCURial field suggests:
    * Coming gradually out of our crab shell, and integrating the Memories (wow, this one brought a whole flood od memories…!), REflections, INsights, and Messages from within that we received during the retro phase (practically throughout July) into the here-now.* Discerning temporary mercurial / mental-emotional ‘weather and how we really feel about things.* Consciously & lovingly communicating (the gift of MERCURY having met the SUN and VENUS) what has come up (maybe what hasn’t been said before) and is important now.

    The LEO New MOON ‘dramatically’ marks the Mercurial turnaround, giving it special attention, plus the North Node in CANCER is also close to MERCURY (see chart below) – pointing out how important it is to care, and honour our true feelings.Since this M-r turnaround comes right with the New MOON, I took a look at the Sabian Symbol of the turnaround degree at almost exactly 24° CANCER.
    See below what that reveals and how the oracle guides us!

 

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

 

  • The New MOON in LEO CAT-alyzes 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 (July until Sept), with 5 – 6 Planets simultaneously retro (6 until MERCURY is out of retro on Aug 1) 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…
    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 Apr 10 – 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 (going 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..…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.

 

The cosmic map of the Super-LEO New MOON below makes it so clear:
How strong LEO becomes, and how much fiery energy is showing up now!


Time to show our Colours, Ignite Creative Passion & Power, and Create from the Heart.

The SUN Rules LEO. Painting by Johfra Bosschart

YES! LEO rules the fiery Solar Plexus – just take a look at that glow-rious Solar Lion on the JB picture! – which is in Chakra Astrology related to MARS, as well as the Heart Chakra – related to VENUS, and the Crown Chakra – related to the SUN.

All of them, SUN, VENUS, and MARS are now in LEO, and all these 3 Chakras get lit up now!
Bright Summer sunlight clearly helps too 🙂

Let’s use that energy to go for what we’re truly passionate about, and where our Love is – in our Heart, not ‘just’ as an ego-want.
Nice practice to notice the difference…

LEO’s all-time motto:
LIVING LIFE LOVINGLY guides us!

The LEO New MOON catalyzes that energy – a seed is being planted.

The first ‘sprouting’ can be seen at the AQ – LEO FULL MOON on Aug 15.
What are we part of in co-creation these days, while  bringing your own passionate creativity to it???

 

Play Time!

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card Child of Worlds – Player

Let’s tune into, receive, and express that energy and SoLunar LEO Spirit from the Loving Heart –
SO much can be channeled into joyful creativity from there!

Are children around you? Play!
Or be as playful as children, in your ‘adult’ life!
This is the month that brings out the Inner Child most.
Great to be around animals too.
And to Free the Inner Artist!


Early to mid LEO is in your chart,
activated by the Super-LEO New MOON points to the area of life that invites you to be receptive (the MOON), and conscious (the SUN) around new authentic creativity and playful lovingness!

Maybe there are even Planets there?
Bring new life affirming & loving energy to those situations & inner Archetypes!

 

Voila, here is the cosmic map of the LEO New MOON!

…which will be exact at 8:12 pm PDT on July 31.

Uhhh, it’s got lots of FIRE in it.
The Element of Spirit rules – maybe even Spirit over Matter (Earth), definitely over Mind (zero Air). 

So let’s not overthink.

Let’s Show up Authentically – ARIES,
Live from Love – LEO,
and Trust the Journey – SAG!

 

The New MOON in LEO is surrounded by Love & Passion, compliments VENUS in early LEO and MARS in late LEO!
An extra cosmic boost to put yourself out, and show your Colours of the Heart!

Plus, both VENUS & MARS are quite active & activated now –
Beautiful celestial offerings and pointers!



VENUS goes into Healing Fire Trine with CHIRON retro in ARIES (exact Aug 1) and into Liberating  square with URANUS in TAU (exact on Aug 2). The energy has been building since VENUS entered LEO on July 27, and the New MOON brings it out.

AUG 1
VENUS in Fire Trine with CHIRON retro in ARIES
A New Love?
Being authentically & freshly present from the inside-out is healing (CHIRON retro in ARIES), and goes with being self-loving / life-loving, naturally brilliant and magnetic (VENUS in LEO)!

AUG 2
VENUS squares URANUS in TAU

No room for old sticky attachments.
Set yourself free, and love yourself. Set your Heart on Fire!

 

Roaring MARS in LEO is now the Apex of a Yod (two quincunxes pointing to MARS) – a ‘Find the Way’ aspect, a rare Finger of God / Celestial Pointer configuration.
The Yod window is exact from July 30 (quincunx to NEPTUNE) to Aug 4 (quincunx to PLUTO) – yet extends beyond that – esp. for you purrrsonally, if MARS in LEO activates points / Planets in your chart.

JULY 30

MARS in LEO in quincunx with NEPTUNE retro in PISCES
Know what You want, yet allow the Universe to arrange things for the Highest Good of All! BE in the ONE, maybe experienced as: Being in creative flow state, and fueled by creative passion.

AUG 4

MARS in LEO in quincunx with PLUTO retro in CAP
Let your personal will & passion and Higher Power work in unison.
Tap into true Strength. 

 

Finding the Way…

Voyager Tarot card VII – Chariot… Perfect for SAG / JUPITER and CANCER

Now is quite a phase of Quincunxses (those long green aspect lines)!

Besides the double-quincunx Yod to MARS (active end of July / early Aug) – see the MARS themes above…

There’s also the quincunx from JUPITER retro / stationary in mid SAG to the North Node in mid CANCER, active June until September.

Quincunx energy is about finding a way to connect & coordinate what seems ‘strange’ to each other and an ‘odd match’.
Now it’s about the two impulses to finding our Home / feeling safe and belonging (NN in CANCER) and being free to pursue Adventures, Journeys, and Opportunities (JUPITER in SAG).
Just heard from friends they found this purrfect motor home for their Journey together – niiice!
So yes, you CAN be both safe and on the Journey that calls you, both protective / protected while adventurous and out & about.

What helps in such situations is to ask the Universe / one’s Higher Self / God: How? Please show me the way!
And to allow the Universe to send you celestial pointers.
Happened for me almost continuously on my Epic Spring-into-Summer Journey in May / June, for which I’m so grateful!

 

The SUN & MOON in LEO go into quincunx with LILITH in PISCES – exact on AUG 1 / 2.
How does LEO & PISCES go together?
Maybe purrrfectly as in:
Showing of yourself without showing off, i.o.w., being surrendered, at ease, in the flow of Life, not taking anything purrrsonally, and at ease with just being YOU.
Like: Dance as if nobody watches…
The gloriously relaxed Charioteer on the card exemplifies that state too…

 

Aug 11 is a Big Shift Day

Noteworthy, and I’m sure you’re noticing:
Two Planetary Players change directions soon – on the same day, AUG 11!
Plus, MERCURY goes into LEO.


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

Sooo, Aug 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.

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 TAU 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 it’s time to integrate the experiences, and find unconditional Freedom within. 

 

 

 

No Time for the Old Empire

SATURN retro in mid CAP travels slowly but surely next to the Lunar South Node (all Spring and Summer 2019).

This ‘smells’ so much like endings, closures, esp. of the shadow / low and heavy vibration of CAP:
As in: Doing things the hard way, resisting and judging (others and self), wasting time and energy (on exactly that, or other rock-solid ineffective / damaging patterns), being the martyr and taking too much on, or a scapegoat, being stuck in pretend security that has a high price, being in guilt or scarcity mode… and getting drained by it all – you get the picture!

Feels prob heavy even just reading…

This really is the year (the PSE New MOON in CAP next to SATURN on Jan 5 set the tone) to let the ‘Old Empire’ expire.
Whatever your inner / outer ‘Old Empire’ is that had its time.
Good to check in with shadows / blind spots…
Find a way of honouring the Old for the purpose it has had, and give it a conscious farewell,  a ceremony perhaps even. And / or notice how symptoms of it / people and experiences that represent simply fall away. 

Energy is freed up for the CANCERian creativity.
The Universe and Nature are infinitely creative.
A Goddess thing ❤

How about for a change: Play first, work later.
Or better yet: Work playfully, and play purposefully.

MERCURY in turnaround mode close to the CANCER North Node has hopefully shown us that getting the mind as an advocate for ‘shoulds’ out of the way, and leading with playful joy raises the vibration, and connects in fun, magical, and creative ways.

 

And voila – as promised:

The Sabian Symbols for the New MOON and for MERCURY’s turnaround degrees

The New MOON will be at 8°36′ LEO.

LEO 9°:
GLASS BLOWERS SHAPE BEAUTIFUL VASES WITH THEIR CONTROLLED BREATHING.

Glass Art – free stock photo (Pixabay)

KEYNOTE: The need to involve one’s most spiritual and vital energies in the creative act if it is to produce significant and beautiful new forms.

The breath represents the power of the spirit, animator of all living manifestations. Because the glass blower uses his breath to shape the glass vessels, he is a fitting symbol of how deeply any creative individual has to involve his total being in his creation. He is also using the fire of the spirit — transpersonal inspiration — or, in another sense, the fire of deeply felt emotions. Any creative activity which does not involve both the “breath” and the “fire” cannot transform into beautiful artworks — or indeed into any new form of order — the raw materials, remains of the past (the “sand”).

This fourth stage of the twenty-sixth sequence symbolically shows us the technique required in true and successful transforming activity. It always implies CREATIVE INTENSITY.

Well, yes, Creative Intensity it is, with the LEO New MOON, next to VENUS, linked to healing CHIRON & liberating URANUS and MARS, linked to transcending NEPTUNE & transformational PLUTO.
If you feel genuinely passionate about something involve your total Being into the Creation – with the Fire of Spirit. Cosmic energies are SO supportive now.

When Spirit, Passion, and Power are with the Creation we’re on Fire, and the Creation has a Life of its own.
We’re born to co-create with the infinitely creative Universe!

 

MERCURY will turn from retro to direct at 24°01′ CAN.

CANCER 24°:
A WOMAN AND TWO MEN CASTAWAYS ON A SMALL ISLAND OF THE SOUTH SEAS.

Heart Island Tupai close to Bora Bora

KEYNOTE: The focalization of complex inner potentialities in harmonic and concrete relationships.

We are dealing here with a special phase of the process of integration. The woman and the two men represent the three-fold aspect of the human personality, particularly at this stage when one of these aspects — the emotional life (the woman) — is facing the possibility, if not the inevitability, of relating itself to both the spiritual and the mental. This confrontation occurs on a small island of the South Seas, and “south” always refers symbolically to the strong and passionate impulses of human nature. Somehow the three-fold consciousness has to develop a harmonious and well-integrated modus vivendi (a specific way of life). If successful, this will release powerful energies and will lead to the next symbolic scene.

We have reached the fourth stage of the twenty-third five-fold sequence. As is most often the case, we are introduced here to a specific technique — or at least to a problem of technique — in living. The three human beings should become integrated; but the form this integration will take seems left open. It has to be a concrete type of integration in terms of the emotional and biological drives of human nature (an island of the South Seas) and the field of integration is “small.” The key to the problem of relationship should be the realization of INTER-DEPENDENCE.

 

So interesting to find this symbol show up ‘synchronistically’ as a message for MERCURY retro-to-direct – since the integration of the emotional (CANCER), mental (MERCURY) and spiritual dimensions (the SUN which is now leading again, and MERCURY following – the effect of the M-r process) is also the point of the MERCURY retro process – which is often trivialized as ‘bad news’ (for our overly mentally identified world…).
M-r has again been an adjustment showing us that all levels indeed are interdependent, and that rationalizing emotions (which MERCURY can tend to when it meets the CANCERian world of feeling) needs to shift. Feelings need to be compassionately and safely seen and met by the Heart and by Consciousness (the SUN).
MERCURY can help us now communicate them, and let the world know in a kind way how we feel.

 

Wishing you a blessed and passionately inspired creative August,
Fueled by the LEO New MOON!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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It’s MidSummer! Happy Lammas / Lughnassadh / LEO-nassad!

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Blessings for the sacred season of Central Summer, dear ASTRO~NEWS Reader!

Central LEO is ‘double LEO’ (centre of the fixed sign, where energy concentrates):
Solid Summer Heat & Glow!

 

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with the Equinoxes and Solstices, and the fixed ‘Gates of Power’: Beltane, LAMMAS / Lughnassadh, Samhain / Halloween, and Imbolc.

LAMMAS / LUGHNASSADH is traditionally celebrated on Aug 1.

Exact mid (15°) LEO would be actually a few days later,  Aug 7 / 8.

It’s the great festival of Lugh, or Lug, the great Celtic Sun King and God of Light.
At Lammas the Goddess is in Her aspect as Grain Mother, Harvest Mother, and Harvest Queen.

Grain is ripe to harvest, and in the country harvest festivals are starting now.
I grew up in the Bavarian country, and remember the golden glow of wheat fields…

You can find a beautiful description of Lammas traditions and suggestions for little rituals at this site The Goddess and the Green Man.

 

Demeter / Ceres Relief

 

And it’s the celebration of CERES the grain goddess.
Presently, Asteroid CERES dwells (since end of June until early Sept) in VIRGO, the sign of the Harvest Maiden.
How perfectly aligned – and supportive for us, in this super-retro Summer 2018 to re-align and bring the best of our work ‘in line’ for harvest, while Earth-Mothering our health and wellness too.

 

 

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo: SUMMER

 

With SUN, North Node and MERCURY retro in passionate, creative LEO, and just post the Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in AQ….
… I trust your creativity and co-creation sky-rocket, as you RE-connect with and from the HEART, and Live Life Lovingly (the all-time LEO motto)!

 

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Lioness Friends

 

The post LAMMAS LEO New Moon / Partial Solar Eclipse on Aug 11 (Blog post to follow) will be at 18°42 LEO.
Live Life Lovingly!
Access the LEO solid warmth-of-heart, and creative power in the area of life where mid LEO is in your chart!

1st House:
How you show up. Celebrate and BE Yourself!

2nd House:
What you have and value – Own Your Radiance!

3rd House:
Your environment – Celebrate in the City!

4th House:
Your home – Be the King or Queen – and generous Host/ess!

5th House:
Your creativity – You’re the HEART-ist!

6th House:
Your work and health – A warm Heart is the best health insurance, and good for your business too 🙂

7th House:
Your significant others – they are special, as is your relationship! Celebrate Life & Love together!

8th House:
Your deep involvement and transformations – perhaps from ego investment into the pure Heart?

9th House:
Your travels and worldviews – Travel with joy, and put your creations out there into the World!

10th House:
Your calling and purpose – is LOVE!

11th House:
Your community – A Celebration! Where everyone’s a Star.

12th House:
Your oneness with ALL – the ‘Real Gold’…

 

Happy LEO Times to y’all!

 

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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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.

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LEO New MOON with MARS (July 23): BE Authentically YOU!

22 Jul

Authenticity

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
C.G. Jung (* July 26, 1875, born with SUN / URANUS in LEO, and AQ Rising) 

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MARS was first to ignite LEO this week, on July 20!
Check out my blog post for more about MARS in LEO this Summer (July 20 – Sept 5)! 


The SUN just entered LEO today, Sat July 22 at 8:15 am PDT (until Aug 22, it’s LEO season) and the LEO NEW MOON will be less than 24 hrs later, tomorrow SUNday JULY 23 at 2:46 am PDT!

This is the first of TWO LEO New MOONs! Super rare!
Since New Moons happen every 29 days, there IS a VERY rare chance for two to happen in the same sign of the Zodiac, under conditions like this: 1° LEO 1 and 29° LEO.

The first New Moon in LEO is on July 23, at the FIRST degree of LEO, and the second one is the Total SOLAR ECLIPSE New Moon, on Aug 21, at the LAST degree of LEO!

 

Start into LEO New MOON: BE Creatively and Authentically YOU!
End of LEO Solar Eclipse: BE Self Aware, and in your Heart Integrity!

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The Sun Rules Leo – Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

The energy at the ‘entry’ into LEO (with an ARIES undertone) feels like this:
BEING authentically YOU, naturally playful and creative – that’s the motto for THIS NEW MOON!

At the end of LEO, the ‘Sphinx Point’ (with SAG undertone) the theme is to know ourselves, and leading over to VIRGO – doing what we love, knowing how we work best, and how we can offer service from the Heart, and in Integrity…

With the double newness of LEO in 2017, let’s start fresh with our creative SoUlar Fire, BE and know ourselves, and shine our Heart Light!

 

Check it out in the NEW MOON Chart and ASTRO~WEATHER description below:
How strong LEO becomes, and how much fiery energy is showing up and building up now!
Time to show our Colours, Create from the Heart, and:
LIVE LIFE LOVINGLY!

YES!
LEO rules the fiery Solar Plexus (just take a look at that glorious SUN Lion on the JB picture!), and the Heart Chakra, and the Crown Chakra radiating powerful strength, moving, attracting,  and expressing from your beautiful Heart, and being your SoUlar Cosmic Consciousness!
All these Chakras get lit up now – and bright Summer sunlight clearly helps too 🙂

This coming week will be SUPER Martian and fiery:
The SUN meets and passes MARS (only once every 2 years) on Wed July 26 – of course in LEO! Triple-fiery (SUN, MARS, LEO)!

Let’s use that energy to go for what we’re truly passionate about, and where our Love is – in our Heart, not ‘just’ as an ego-want.
Nice practice to notice the difference…
LEO’s all-time motto: LIVE LIFE LOVINGLY guides us in this!

The LEO NEW MOON already catalyzes that energy – a seed is planted.
First ‘sprouting’ can be seen at the AQ – LEO FULL MOON on Aug 7. Where does the energy want to be directed to, and where can effects be seen?
To the complementary opposite energy of AQ – group consciousness and co-creation. Sooo, what is it that you are part of nowadays, in co-creation, with your own passionate creativity???

 

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Classic Queens – Photo by Melanie, July 2017

Early LEO NEW MOON – Creative Conception

As I’m writing the ASTRO~NEWS, it’s the Dark-before-New MOON phase, and the last day of the waning MOON is in CANCER.
A closure of the CANCER New Moon cycle (since June 23), and a perhaps homey (yep, definitely here, at my writing pod), calm & caring preparation for the super FIERY phase to come

FIRE, esp. LEO Heart Fire will be the dominant element, until the next end-of-LEO New MOON – the Total Solar Eclipse on Aug 21. 

As always, a NEW MOON is a ‘conception’ phase, as Yin and Yang / MOON and SUN meet:
It’s not ‘just’ about setting intentions (the masculine, Solar side of it – which can get very strong, with LEO and MARS involved) that the yang driven dominant culture emphasizes but equally the intuitive receptivity (the feminine, Lunar side of the – NEW MOON).

And hey, ‘even’ JUPITER nowadays in LIBRA shows us how important balance, incl. masculine / feminine balance is.
Who wants to burn burn burn, and burn out of all the fiery energy?

How can that look and feel like?

  • Maybe literally some cozy cat naps if the body asks for them.
  • Maybe ‘sleeping over’ creative ideas, and noticing what the regenerated intuition says the next morning?
  • Maybe being in nature, and inspired by her beautiful expression of the yin-yang dance.
  • Definitely important to honour the bodily, somatic experience.

Let’s tune into, receive, and express that energy and SoLunar LEO Spirit from the Loving Heart
SO much can be channeled into joyful creativity from there!
Are children around you? Play! Or be as playful as children, in your ‘adult’ life! This is the month that brings out the Inner Child most.
Great to be around animals too, and to let the Inner Artist FREE!

Wherever early LEO is in your chart that’s the area of life that invites you to be receptive and pro-active around new authentic creativity and playful lovingness!
Maybe there are even planets there? Bring new life affirming energy to those inner Archetypes!

If you’re not sure what I mean by those astrological pointers let me ‘translate’ them for you, and let’s explore together, customized to and guided by your purrrsonal chart.
To show you and set the tone for the area and those themes of your life that receive a boost for creativity, co-creation, and re-creation. 

We can do that in a focused mini session, or as part of an update / cosmic tune-up, during Client Appreciation Month of August, or even before, if you like!

 

Here is the Fiery LEO NEW MOON Chart

On the West Coast, the LEO NEW MOON will be exact at 2:46 am PDT.

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What’s with ALL this Fiery Energy?

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Heart Lava, Kilauea. Photo by B. Lewis

 

Not ‘just’ the early LEO NEW MOON with MARS… Also:

  • MERCURY / North Node end of LEO – on the ‘Sphinx Point’ where the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE on Aug 21 will be:
    Self Awareness is so important... not ‘just’ these days (but pointed to with the Lunar North Node and MERCURY.
    What does that mean? How can we best be with / in this?
    Practically speaking:
    Who am I, how do I work best, and what works and is healthy for me? When I come from a loving and strong place (LEO) I have a lot of energy to ‘do the work’. Creativity as a combination of playfulness (LEO) and skillfulness (VIRGO). MERCURY will go into VIRGO on July 25 – see below.
    And spiritually speaking:
    Who ARE YOU? What is the SELF? An invitation for deep spiritual inquiry…
  • A GRAND FIRE TRINE has been building (and is loosening after the NEW MOON), between:
    MERCURY / NN end of LEO,  LILITH / SATURN retro end of SAG, and URANUS stationary end of ARIES!
    Can you see it in the chart?
    A spiritual ‘golden opportunity’, to ride the ever accelerating wave of high vibrational, liberating, shifting and awakening energy that frees us FROM the ‘box’, even 3-D / 4-D consensus reality (URANUS in ARIES) and FOR – who knows what shows up – in the NOW!
    Who are YOU in and as THIS? Self / Spirit Awareness…
    And with LILITH close to SATURN retro late SAG (approaching the ever elusive ‘Galactic Centre’ again): Ultimates can’t be taught or talked about yet pointed to. Something deeply knows. 
  • And then, there are several squares (fiery, MARS ruled aspects that build up a lot of tension and conflict, and need dynamic outlets):
    We’re just coming out of the multiple square from MARS and the SUN, today (July 22) also the MOON – as they’ve all been in late CANCER – to URANUS in late ARIES: 
    How to reconcile the need to be safe (CAN) with the liberating push (AR) to try out something completely new, adventurous, liberating, to re-invent yourself?
    It has been good with the CAN energy to be gentle and (self) caring, in the crazy acceleration and bombardment with stimuli.
  • The fiery URANIAN impulse (like an volcanic eruption, or a flash of lightning) is coming in stronger now, as URANUS is going into ‘U-turn’ at the very end of ARIES, to go on its yearly retro trip, from Aug 2 – Jan 3. Mid-July to mid-Aug are very URANIAN weeks:
    There may be more ‘crazy news’, and things can shift in a heartbeat, or the blink of an eye. Live NOW, not in the past or future. Allow for inspiration in the moment, paradigm shifts, and liberation.
    Motto:  Experimentation, no expectation! And: WAKE UP! 
  • Lastly (for now) another by nature fiery (but not AS fiery) square is coming in, from JUPITER in mid-LIBRA to PLUTO retro in mid-CAP (exact on Aug 4). This is the 3rd of 3 exact squares (Nov 24, 2016, March 30 and Aug 4, 2017):
    A pressure to make wise choices, esp. in relationships of all kinds, so that they serve the best purpose. Forget about going into old conditioned (even ancestral) patterns of ‘shoulds’, of taking too much on and feeling resentful, or like wasting your time (heaaaavy CAP energy needs to be purged), or being ‘too nice’ and accommodating while things are actually imbalanced – LIBRAN themes get a JUPITERIAN magnifying glass this year.
    What ARE good soul (PLUTO) synergies (LI) that enhance life (JUPITER) and bring out your best, mature qualities (CAP)?
    Let’s choose wisely! And save a lot of time and energy…
    Well, and some ‘soul relationships’ (PLUTO square JUPITER in LI) that we may or may not have consciously chosen are occasionally quite ‘uncomfortable’ when they purge and ‘burn off’ the egos…. All part of the game…

    There’s a LOT to this, on personal, interpersonal, and collective levels…, now brought up and transformed.

Blessings for a Heart-full LEO New Moon cycle!

 

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© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

MARS into LEO (July 20 – Sept 5): Play Time – Show Time – Heart Time… a Roaring Summer!

20 Jul

Hey friends,
feeling like play play play?
MARS crosses the ‘Creativity Point’ (as I call it) from CANCER to LEO today, July 20, yayyy!
And guess what?
Fiery LEO is a better playground for MARS than sensitive CANCER in the last weeks since early June where it might have gotten a bit ‘claustrophobic’ for the Martian journey – the ‘warrior’ Archetype needed some active outlets in the fields of caring, self care (that was me, with my Summer cold), and perhaps literally indoor / home action / work (rather than anger and home violence even). Did you do some Spring / early Summer cleaning and purging (riding the cosmic waves of MARS – PLUTO early July, and of the CAP – CAN ‘Powerhouse’ Full Moon on July 8)? I did, since I couldn’t leave the house due to that cold. Might as well use the energy in a good way…

YEP, double fiery now, with fiery MARS in fiery LEO, until Sept 5. A sizzling Summer. Maybe also more dry / drought / wildfire scenarios, sadly…
More LEO Fire to come soon: The SUN enters LEO on July 22, New Moon in LEO to follow, on July 23, and the SUN will pass MARS on July 26 – definitely a ‘Hot Spot’ week!

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The MARS shift into LEO gives a boost of strength and confidence.
LEO seems like a fun and dynamic place for MARS to be in, and can nicely heat up the Summer with renewed passion. Caramba!

It brings out the macho or macha in us who wants to strut, play, and dance, and show his / her colours. An originally creative impulse is certainly fun, yet it can easily turn into ego gratification drives. Watch out for those.

MARS in LEO until early Sept activates for you as part of one of the LEO ‘mini generations’…:

  • PLUTO (for the PLUTO in LEO boomers, born June 1939 – Aug 1957):
    Could get a bit intense if you run into power conflicts with others. Rather use the energy to bravely check in what’s going on in deeper, core issues, why is there such a charge around being important, being seen and loved?
     
  • SATURN (for the 3 generations with SATURN in LEO, born Aug 1946 – Sept 1948; Sept – Dec 1975 + June 1976 – July 1978; July 2005 – Aug 2007):
    Where you might ‘usually’ experience limitations, reservations, or even fear of expressing yourself freely MARS kicks ass, and says: Just do it!
     
  • For all of us with LEO AC, SUN, MOON, or planets MARS gives a boost of energy, and can make you feel bolder. Put yourself out there!

I trust your co-creativity sky-rockets, and you are super inspired these days – straight from the Heart. Show your Colours. Be YOU!
Access the LEO solid warmth-of-heart, and creative power in the area of life where early LEO is in your chart!

 

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1st house: How you show up. Celebrate and BE Yourself! 
2nd house: What you have and value – Own Your Radiance! 
3rd house: Your environment – Celebrate in the City!
4th house: Your home – Be the King or Queen – and generous Host/ess!
5th house: Your creativity – You’re the HEART-ist!
6th house: Your work and health – A warm Heart is the best health insurance, and good for your business too 🙂
7th house: Your significant others – they are special, as is your relationship!
8th house: Your deep involvement and transformations – perhaps from ego investment into the pure heart?
9th house: Your travels and worldviews – Travel with joy, and put your creations out there!
10th house: Your calling and purpose – is LOVE!
11th house: Your community – A Celebration! Where everyone’s a Star.
12th house: Your oneness with ALL – the ‘Real Gold’…

The  1° LEO NEW MOON on July 23 (Blog post to follow) will ignite the Heart Fire even more so:
Live Life Lovingly!

 

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You’re welcome!

 

Happy LEO Times to y’all!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

ARIES MOON Alert! Igniting the Spirit, for a FIERY Week and Month!

15 Jul
 
Cornucopia FractalHave you noticed the shift from the super flowy, immersive PISCES MOON mode / mood on July 13 / 14, to a vibrant, exciting, dynamic, energetic, sparkly and spunky vibe, since today (July 15)?
 
Yep, that’s the ARIES MOON – igniting not only a fiery weekend where we better find creative outlets for all that energy, like: spontaneity and being in the moment – or else…
Since the MOON in ARIES is in ‘mutual reception’ (a double whammy) with MARS (ruler of ARIES) presently in CANCER (the home of the MOON) a lot of emotions can be provoked, evoked, stirred up (which is not a ‘bad thing’, it just could lead to premature reactions, and really, really needing to ‘do your thing’… – yet that might be just something in the moment, don’t break up over it!).
It IS a kind of emergency / alert mode. What’s up NOW? How are you in THIS moment? Maybe something’s calling, to really, really get started with…?
 
The ARIES MOON already opposed JUPITER in LIBRA this eve, and will go into trine with MERCURY in fiery LEO tonight:
Let’s appreciate every new day (and moment), all our Relations, speak from the Heart, and be authentic!
Tomorrow, July 16, the ARIES MOON will create a square with PLUTO retro in CAP, trine SATURN retro in SAG, square MARS in CANCER, and finally – tatahhhh! – meet its ‘higher octave’, the transpersonal URANUS!
Woohoo, that’s a handful of lunar alignments in one day!
Let’s ignite the Spirit, and create with Life Force!
 
 
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Butterfly Baby, Photo by Anne Geddess

What excites and inspires you these days?

 
For me, it’s been my Birthday, and all the wonderful wishes and blessings I received – almost overwhelming! -, and the Art: Seeing lovely friends at the Art Walk, and meeting artists – all so LIBRA – , and appreciating our artistic Victoria.
 
The MOON / URANUS ‘grand finale’ tomorrow is like fireworks of liberation, inspiration, newness, innovativeness, freshness, and rebirth!
 
 
The ARIES MOON gets the ball rolling, for an even more FIERY week, and month to come:
 
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  • MARS will go into LEO on July 20 – and will we ever notice a shift, from the CANCER MARS (since early June) mode that has been rather introverted, recluse, even regressive, sensitive, ‘homey’, self protective, self caring, to a self expressive energy boost: Show your Colours, be YOU!
  • On July 22, the SUN goes into LEO – full Summer glow!
  • And on July 23 will be the early LEO NEW MOON with MARS!
 
More about all that burst of Colour and Creation… soon.
You already feel it, don’t you?!
 
 
 
 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

* It’s MidSummer! Happy Lammas / Lughnassad / LEO-nassad!

1 Aug
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Lammas Landscape, Photo by Melanie, July 2016

 

Blessings for the sacred season of Central Summer!

The Celtic ‘gate of power’ Lammas / Lughnassad is now being celebrated. http://www.thewhitegoddess.co.uk/the_wheel_of_the_year/lammas.asp

Traditionally that’s on Aug 1. Exact mid (15°) Leo would be actually a few days later, Aug 7 / 8.

Central LEO is ‘double LEO’ (centre of the fixed sign, where energy concentrates): Solid Summer!

 

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Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Ostara / Spring Equinox, Beltane, Litha / Summer Solstice, LUGHNASSAD, Mabon, Samhain, Yule, and Imbolc.

 

Many harvest festivals are starting at this time.

And it’s the celebration of CERES the grain goddess.
Presently, Asteroid CERES dwells (since mid July) for a Summer ‘episode’ in TAURUS, goes retro there in early Sept, back to fiery ARIES mid Oct (excellent for planting new seeds…) until into 2017.

The LEO New Moon tomorrow is a cosmic mirror of Lammas too: Planting seeds of bright, joyful self expression from the purity of Heart!

And actually, creativity and co-creation has been activated, with the Full Moon on July 19, on the CAP / AQ ‘Community Building’cusp (MOON) – CAN / LEO  ‘Creativity’ cusp (SUN).

 

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo: Summer

 

I trust your co-creativity sky-rockets, and you are super inspired these days – straight from the Heart. Esp. arising from the area of life that corresponds with the astrological house where LEO is in your chart!
And that the ‘stinger’ from MARS in late, late SCORPIO hasn’t hijacked your process but shown you where, how, and why to go deeper. MARS will cross over the ‘PHOENIX POINT’ into SAG tomorrow! Onward-upward, fueled by the transformational process!

 

The LAMMAS LEO NEW MOON tomorrow Aug 2 (Blog post to follow) will be at 11° LEO.
Live Life Lovingly!
Access the LEO solid warmth-of-heart, and creative power in the area of life where mid LEO is in your chart!

 

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1st house: How you show up. Celebrate and BE Yourself! 
2nd house: What you have and value – Own Your Radiance! 
3rd house: Your environment – Celebrate in the City!
4th house: Your home – Be the King or Queen – and generous Host/ess!
5th house: Your creativity – You’re the HEART-ist!
6th house: Your work and health – A warm Heart is the best health insurance, and good for your business too 🙂
7th house: Your significant others – they are special, as is your relationship!
8th house: Your deep involvement and transformations – perhaps from ego investment into the pure heart?
9th house: Your travels and worldviews – Travel with joy, and put your creations out there!
10th house: Your calling and purpose – is LOVE!
11th house: Your community – A Celebration! Where everyone’s a Star.
12th house: Your oneness with ALL – the ‘Real Gold’…

 

Happy LEO Times to y’all!

 

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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LEO New Moon, with Venus: Live Life Lovingly, and be the HeARTist!

15 Aug

This New Moon is a subtle inner Initiation!

SUN / MOON / VENUS conjunct in ‘mature’ LEO, framed by JUPITER in very early VIR, and MARS in early LEO.

Presently, 5 planets are retrograde from Earth perspective!

In fact, over the Summer 2015, 4 – 6 planets (plus also 2 asteroids) are alternating in retrograde.

LEO NM 2015

Lots of spirited Fire, yet also an inward-turning energy:

A good time to

–       complete and release what you have matured out of

–       be still and conceive what wants to be created through you

–       plant new seeds that bring creativity into service.

This New Moon starts a new creative cycle until the VIRGO New Moon on Sept 12 / 13 which will be an almost-exact one – a Partial Lunar Eclipse.

The LEO – VIR field is very ‘populated’, these weeks in the second half of Summer 2015.

 

As you see, from West Coast perspective (chart set up for Victoria yet would be similar picture on the same longitude), the LEO New Moon / Venus and Jupiter are even in the 12th house – a field ‘pregnant with pure potentiality’ – everything is possible, even though it might not be visible in physical manifestation.

 

I noticed this week in my own (apparently separate) sphere, as well as what clients and friends shared with me that this New Moon almost ‘escaped’ from our conscious ‘radar’ – very 12th house style. Which doesn’t mean, “it’s insignificant”. The paradox is often the point, with 12th house ‘affairs’: When we get our ego (that pretends to be ‘the manager-in-charge’) out of the way, and just let it happen the universe will arrange itself and our ‘affairs’ quite naturally.

 

So yeah, hope you’re ok by the way with my New Moon Astro~News coming after the fact.
Time isn’t linear / chronological in these realms…

I trust you already received / conceived your New Moon gifts in ‘dream time’, and compare notes with the writings in this letter…

 

Initiation is also the theme on the LEO – VIR ‘Sphinx Point’ where the wild and passionate feline animal nature meets the intentional, self-aware human.

How can we, rather than ‘tame’, diminish, subordinate, and even abuse animals and our animal nature (what an intense example Cecil the Lion showed us!),  finally honour and work together with our fellow animals and our hum-animal nature, humbly and respectfully?

 

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Voyager Tarot XI – Strength

Also representing LEO – VIRGO

What’s real strength?
I just wanted to look up apt images online and ‘stumbled’ over this fine and touching breaking news example of brave Spanish animal activist Virginia (VIRGO even in her name) Ruiz who jumped into the bull fighting arena to be with the dying bull, and draw attention to this cruel machismo glorification (Mars in LEO shadow). Even if bull fighting was born out of ancient ceremonies it’s nowadays mostly a spectator sport at the bloody, lethal expense of the bull.

https://www.thedodo.com/spain-activist-jumps-into-bullfighting-ring-to-comfort-dying-bull-1295937413.html?xrs=RebelMouse_fb#

 

And here is the

Sabian Symbol for 22° LEO:

 Pigeon

“A CARRIER PIGEON FULFILLING ITS MISSION. 

Keynote: Spirituality, in terms of training for service to mankind.

In contrast with the intoxicated chicken (21° LEO), we now have the successfully trained carrier pigeon delivering the message it was its function to carry. Here, the domesticated bird is seen endowed with a special significance and purpose. This refers to spiritual energies which are being used constructively and which bring to the consciousness messages from other realms. Individual realizations acquire their true meaning only as they fulfill a collective function.

The ‘release’ of higher energies becomes effective and valuable to the extent to which it serves a higher, but concrete and definite, purpose. This is the ideal of the WORLD SERVER.”

 

So how can we consider our processes as being in-training as messengers?

How can we allow messages to be downloaded, not just for our own gratification but passed on in service to… whom it may concern?