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Mid-LIBRA – Mid-ARIES ‘Pink’ Super FULL MOON (Apr 7 / 8): Balancing ‘Both’ Worlds

6 Apr

Dear Cosmic Friends on Planet Earth!

Whoaaa – what a development since the last Full Moon on March 9 in VIRGO – SuperPISCES!
With the Equinox New MOON in ARIES on March 24, in-between, activating CHIRON & LILITH! We’re in a Wild New World – that calls for Healing in so many ways…

And what a build-up toward the even bigger SUPERMoon in LIBRA – ARIES, tomorrow Apr 7 –
A.k.a. the Pink SuperMoon!

 

Isn’t She gorgeous?! A friend of mine took this pic of the SuperMoon – many Moons ago

 

It’ll be the central, closest, biggest and brightest of 3 SuperMoons this year (March 9, Apr 7 / 8, May 7) – and comes in LIBRA – ARIES.
The exact Full Moon (7:35 pm PDT) will be on the West Coast even very close to Moonrise (which you can see in the chart below) when the MOON also appears biggest from Earth perspective (as well as at Moonset of course). We’re in for a celestial spectacle!

 

The SuperMOON also catalyzes two major alignments:

 

  • The JUPITER – PLUTO conjunction end of CAP on 04-04-2020
    (# 1 of 3 in 2020, also on June 29, and on Nov 12).

    A massive Transformation.
    A growth opportunity through purging the Old and rebuilding from Integrity.
  • The MARS in AQ – URANUS in TAU square, exact tomorrow Apr 7.
    Breakthrough & revolutionary energy. Get out of the ‘Tower’ aka self-built or adopted box.
    A call for Freedom.

 

The tides are extra high – in the oceans as in our emotions…

Things come to a culmination and to fruition (think: Full Moon – Harvest Moon), to be released. Esp. after a SuperMOON.
The Full MOON will be even in a ‘Basket Configuration’
(see chart and description below).
Some of us wonder these days whether they or someone they know turns into a basket case…
And the days following the SuperMOON come with SCORPIO MOON Purging Power
(Apr 8 afternoon to Apr 10 afternoon)

 


Where in your birth chart is LIBRA & ARIES?

That’s where esp balance & relationship themes and deep, likely hidden / repressed emotional material comes up with the SuperMOON, to be processed & shadow purged & transformed into powerful energy.

1st House
Your Presence and Sense of Self

2nd House
Your Values, your Body, what you own, literally & metaphorically, your Business

3rd House
You in Your Local Environment

4th House
You and Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

5th House:
Your Creative, Playful, Inner Child and Lover

6th House
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House
Your Partners & Significant Others

8th House
Your Involvement and Sharing with Others, Your Transformations

9th House
What gives you Meaning, Your Wisdom, Inspiration, Path and Travels

10th House
Your Purpose incl Career, Your Public Self

11th House
Your Social Side – Engagement with Society, Groups and Friends

12th House
Your Transcendent and Spiritual Self and Union with All-that-Is.

 

SO much is up nowadays, esp. with so many of us in Self (ARIES) / Shared (LIBRA) Isolation mode. 
Life in imbalance and relational dynamics either so close-up, or we miss dear ones as we’re apart from each other.
What in us (ARIES) and with others (LIBRA) needs to be rebalanced, re-negotiated (LIBRA) and processed (SCORPIO)?

 

Whole ‘mini generations’ (people born within 7 – 14 years) of us have slow moving Planets in LIBRA and / or SCORPIO where the SuperMOON build-up and release happens.

 

LIBRA
URANUS (‘Liberated Relating’) 1968 – 1974
NEPTUNE (‘Dreamers’) 1943 – 1957
PLUTO (‘Relationship Transformers’) 1971 – 1984

 

SCORPIO 
URANUS (‘Light into Darkness) 1974 – 1982
NEPTUNE (‘Mystics’) 1957 – 1970
PLUTO (‘Magicians’) 1984 – 1995

 

Whether you have personal / societal Planets in LIBRA / SCORPIO (which would make the experience even more personally felt) or not – the MOON will in any case travel over your slow moving / generational Planets above if you’re born 1943 – 1995 (most of us…).

 

If you’re familiar with Astrology you can prob apply the perspective to your life – and hopefully find it helpful.
If you’re not an ‘initiate’ and would like to go get support just contact me (licht@islandnet.com) and we can set up a customized ASTRO~ALCHEMY online session. Not just information but transformation happens in the sessions.
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The Full MOON will be in central LIBRA (with an AQ undertone – group consciousness, co-creation, social fairness & justice) – opposing the SUN in mid ARIES (where the SUN is strongest – considered ‘exalted’ – in the Zodiac: We’ve been waiting for the Spring SUN that brings Nature out from hibernation – New Life re-emerges)  which has a LEO undertone (privilege? creativity?).

Well – you gotta check out the SABIAN SYMBOLS for the lunar and solar degrees (posted below)!
Their contrast is playing out now strongly, and we Earthlings are called to balance and bridge from within.

 

Old Stone Bridge in Fresh Spring – photo by Melanie, April 2020

 

Every Full Moon has a LIBRA undertone – since it’s about Balance and Relationship of opposing poles (people born under a Full Moon tend to be strongly relationship oriented, and / or Balance is super important for them) – and THIS one even is IN LIBRA.

Balance and Synergy, Bridge Building, Best of Both Worlds, as well as Peace are in Super Need nowadays, in a World that turned into a Virus & otherwise battleground.
‘Even’ in isolation, let’s contribute these missing energies
(rather than going more into dramatic battle a la ARIES / LEO).

 

It’s also the pre-Easter Full Moon. Easter is the only Christian (adopted from Ostara) Festival that’s based on the Lunar Calendar: Easter is celebrated on the Sunday after the first Full Moon in Spring.
What a crucifixion & resurrection (also astrologically SCO – SAG) energy that the Full MOON rolls out.

 

And it’s the 1st of the 3 Spiritual Spring Festival FULL MOONs:

  • Festival of the Risen Christ (pre-Easter Full Moon in LI – AR) 
  • Festival of the Buddha (Wesak Moon in SCO – TAU, this year on May 7)
  • Festival of Humanity (Full Moon in SAG – GEM, this year on June 5 – a penumbral Lunar Eclipse)

Going into relationship (LIBRA) with Spiritual Beings that are here to support us now and always is one of the subtle Super Powers the Full Moon offers.

 

 

Let’s take a look at

The LIBRA – ARIES Super FULL MOON Chart

The FULL MOON will be exact at 7:35 pm PDT tomorrow Apr 7.

 

 

So, here She IS!
The exact Full MOON will be just before Moonrise on the West Coast (the MOON is just under the Eastern Horizon with the LIBRA backdrop). 

And She also contrasts a whole spectrum of Planets facing Her.
All contained within 180º from early CAP
(Lunar South Node) to early CANCER (Lunar North Node)! What a unique constellation!

 

I call the Lunar Nodes Karmic Pathways.
They’re related to the Solunar Relationship and to the Eclipses, and have been travelling since Nov 2018 and until June 2020 in CAP (South Node) and CANCER (where the MOON is at Home – extra strong – North Node). The Motto has been Because we Care.
Here is my blog post
from when that phase started.
In the meantime, we’ve experienced several Eclipses in CAP / CAN that brought out the themes of Caring for one another and for the Earth, our Mother, as the ‘Old Empire expires’ (South Node, and SATURN / PLUTO in CAP).
The most recent one was the Lunar Eclipse on Jan 10, linking to the epic SATURN / PLUTO conjunction on Jan 12.

The Full MOON in LIBRA – ARIES is in square with the Lunar Axis.
A challenging cross-roads indeed, personally and collectively.

How can we start fresh & move forward (ARIES) in more peace and harmony, synergy and fairness / balance (LIBRA)?!

And as mentioned, the Full MOON faces a spectrum of Planets contained within the 180º Nodal Axis. The configuration is called ‘Basket’.
The MOON / lunar energies generated and brought out now represent the handle where everything hinges
(very LIBRAN too) and that can ‘pick up’ the rest, with the SUN in the centre.

 

 

Let’s see what the 

SABIAN SYMBOL for the Full MOON

which will be at 18º43′ LIBRA has to tell us:

Scene from the 2018 Robin Hood movie – compliments Smithsonian Museum

 

“LIBRA 19°: 
A GANG OF ROBBERS IN HIDING.

KEYNOTE: Protest against disharmonic social privilege.

It is questionable whether the formulation of the symbol at this place is adequate, but it is kept on general principle. One might rather think of Robin Hood and his band, or early Bolsheviks in Russia robbing banks to finance the revolution.
The protest against an unbalanced society with its rigid stratification into classes can be seen as a positive factor, even if it challenges the principle of order, for it reveals dynamic qualities in individuals and the will to transformation.
In another sense, it is the dark shadow of the ideal of “nonpossessiveness.” The question is: How valid and effectual is this kind of protest?

The fourth stage in a five-fold sequence of symbols and phases usually presents us with at least a hint of technique. What can this mean at this level? Perhaps the fact that any effective resistance to the momentum of crystallized institutions should be organized if it is to be effective. Individuals alone are impotent in producing actual changes in social consciousness. A “group” must be formed.
The Keywords are GROUP PROTEST.”

 

Ahhh – very interesting and pertinent for our present socio-political situation. Social Justice (LIBRA – AQ) is at stake.

Since, yes, the top-down Old Empire with an Elite ‘on top’ (CAP) and in charge perpetuating the old control agenda has to and does expire as We the People everywhere become more conscious of what’s going on, and how Freedom is not just regulated but more and more relegated.

SATURN now in AQ (initialphase March 21 – July 1, then fully from Dec 16 on) presents a challenge and reality check of cause and effect for this.
Social distancing makes gatherings and ‘banding together’ (overtly / in person anyway) illicit. While certainly in the meantime people come together in other creative ways. Obviously, technology helps.

The Sabian Symbol is also very apropos the alignment from MARS (ruler of ARIES where the SUN, CHIRON, and LILITH are in – quite a band of Heroes, Shamans, and ‘Wild Ones’) freshly in AQ – activating the Light Warriorsin square (a Martian aspect) with URANUS (Ruler of AQ) in TAURUS (Disruption of Economy & Materialism, EmBodying Freedom)also exact tomorrow (active throughout the ARIES month), and super charged by the SuperMOON.

MARS – URANUS is quite the outlaw energy.
It will be interesting to see which surprising actions emerge to restore Balance & Justice for Humanity
(LIBRA – AQ).

And an interesting ‘Basket Handle’ theme for the MOON!

 


Let’s see what’s in the

‘Cosmic Basket’ – from CAP to CAN:

 

  • In CAP
    South Node of the MOON and PLUTO – JUPITER
    (their 1st alignment was on 04-04-2020).

    The Old and unsustainable had its time and is expiring. Big Transformation underway. The Truth changes Everything. Empowering Evolution through Gratitude and Abundance (beyond SATURN – PLUTO fear & scarcity consciousness).

 

  • In early AQ
    SATURN, and MARS, exactly
    (once a year) squaring its dispositor (ruler of AQ) URANUS in TAU, on the DAY of the SuperMOON.
    Beyond Control of Human Freedom there’s liberating action. And: Embodying Freedom is really unconditional.

 

  • In PISCES
    NEPTUNE,
    now passed by MERCURY which is on its way out of PISCES after a 9 1/2 week(!) immersion since Feb 6, and emerging in ARIES on Apr. 10.

    Big wrap-up phase for the swimming in the all-absorbing & overwhelming, toxic, contagious vibrational fear soup. Extending on-going loving blessings to those suffering, yet not getting pulled in and under.

 

  • In ARIES
    CHIRON, LILITH
    – passed by the SUN with the New MOON on March 24.

    Showing up with the Medicine of wild & fresh & vibrant Spring Energy.
    Always NEW, always in becoming. Always NOW.

 

  • In TAURUS
    URANUS – squared by MARS in AQ
    (the sign ruled by URANUS) tomorrow too!

    Embodying Freedom through liberating / revolutionary / innovative action.

 

 

 

May the LIBRA SuperMOON show us how to pick up all these facets, and help restore Balance!

 

 

Last not least (thank you ARIES for waiting; it isn’t easy but was worth it!), let’s also bring in the 

SABIAN SYMBOL of the SUN

Magic Carpet Ride – Artist unknown

“ARIES 19°:
THE “MAGIC CARPET” OF ORIENTAL IMAGERY.

KEYNOTE: The use of creative imagination.

A way of life refusing a hectic involvement in social competition and waste-producing overproduction allows for the development of unattached and transcendent understanding.
The static floor (carpet) on which one’s feet (symbols of under-standing) rest can become transformed into the means for great flights of imagination and super-physical perception.
The period of rest from outwardly directed activity bound to collective normality presents the creative mind with the possibility of surveying in dreams the totality of the present-day social situation, thus “to see whole.”

The fourth stage of the fourth five-fold sequence of symbols invokes the possibility of developing a new technique of perception: A STRIFE-TRANSCENDING AND UNATTACHED OUTLOOK UPON EVERYDAY REALITY.”

 

Well – how relevant is this (published in 1973) to the present situation?!!!
Where a huge number of humanity is in retreat from the industrial ‘rat race’ which ironically in the Year of the Rat came to a halt(!).

We’re all in what’s astrologically related to the 12th House with a Piscean tone: Away from the World, in voluntary / involuntary retreat (traditionally associated with ‘hospitals, prisons, asylums, monasteries’).
Also related to dreams, altered states, personal subconscious and collective unconscious.
To the realm of Archetypes and symbols.
To the Unified Field.

 

From this ‘floating space’ we have the chance to ‘see the whole’ from a distance.
Will we re-enter ‘normality? 
How will we have changed?

What are we already bringing to the transformation that’s in the making?
How are we already balancing Both Worlds (Inner – Outer, Old – in-Becoming), as we’re the Bridge now?

 

Sending Lunar Love & Cosmic Blessings to you, in our Connectedness in the Universe-All Field!

Melanie

 

 

© 2020 by Melanie Lichtinger 

 

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Late LIBRA – ARIES ‘Blue’ Full Moon with URANUS (Apr 19): Choose to EmBody Freedom!

18 Apr

Dear Cosmic Friends on Planet Earth!

Feeling HER?

What a Full Moon coming up tomorrow 19-04-19!

  • The second (‘Blue’) FULL MOON in LIBRA – ARIES. First one was on March 20 – Spring Equinox! Both Full Moons frame the ARIES & LIBRA spectrum where it’s about Showing Up in our Authentic Self, and our Choices, and ‘Dances’ with Others.
    Show Up in Balance, was the motto for the Spring Equinox Full Moon.
  • On the ‘Tipping Point’ from LIBRA to SCORPIO – Choices lead to Change. Dive IN!
  • Opposite the SUN and URANUS on the ‘Settling / Embodiment Point’ – EmBody the New YOU!
  • On Good Friday – the MOON will go through the SCORPIOnic depths just 1 1/2 hrs after fullness, until Easter Sunday morning, when she rises in SAG!

And there’s more in the Cosmic Equation, informing our Choices, offering Balance, helping with Authenticity and Freedom, and with meeting Reflections aka ‘good matches’.

 

So many concentrations of Energies in the World, and in our Inner Worlds at present, and yet such a need for Balance – let’s honour and align with the Potential of this very special, edgy, cuspy Full Moon!

 

Here SHE is… exactly in her Fullness at 4:12 am PDT tomorrow April 19:

 

 

Showing up with an entourage of several strong concentrations of Planetary Energies – which of course represent Archetypes IN us:

 

  • The SUN and URANUS almost united (building up, exact on Apr 22), on the ‘Settling / Embodiment Point’ from ARIES to TAURUS.
    The SUN will enter TAURUS less than 22 hrs after the Full Moon, on Apr 20 at 1:55 am PDT.
    What a wake-up call!
    To show up in a new liberated way, get out of comfort zones and outmoded habits, emBody and ‘settle into’ Freedom!

 

  • The MOON on the other side of the Earth, pointing to the complementary ‘Alchemy / Tipping Point’ from LIBRA to SCORPIO where Choices lead to Change. Make the Choice, and Dive into the Alchemy that changes you!
    Just 1 1/2 hrs after the Full Moon, LUNA will enter SCORPIO at 5:41 am PDT, for a deep dive on Good Friday and Easter Saturday / Passover, until SHE crosses the ‘Phoenix Point’ and rises into SAG, on Easter Sunday morning at 8:59 am PDT.

    What an Easter alignment!

 

 

  • And what a concentration in CAP (for the whole year, esp. this Spring & Summer):
    SATURN and PLUTO, close together yet not fully meeting until Jan 12, 2020, wrapping around the lunar South Node, in wide T-square with the Full Moon axis, and opposite the Lunar North Node in CANCER – the MOON’s abode.
    The Old Empire does Expire (activated already with the CAP New Moon / Partial Solar Eclipse on Jan 5 / 6). Where / what’s yours?
    End of strive and effort, doing things the hard way to prove…?
    SATURN and PLUTO are both slowly moving / stationary, to go retro on Apr 24 / 29 (until Sept 18 / Oct 2) – more support for the unraveling and downsizing of the old / from within.

 

  • The Lunar North Node in CANCER helps us to counter-balance the ‘Old Empire’ by being warm, soft, gentle, loving, caring, inviting, and compassionate with ourselves and each other, and of course: naturally playful & creative. Finding our way Home.

 

  • The CAP – CANCER dynamic influences our choices and helps us to show up in a new, liberated way:
    Which choice (and which way of making choices!) feels more like an effort / heavy lifting / old expiring way of doing things, and which ones feel loving, caring, compassionate, take you to where you feel you belong and are welcome and ‘in your element’?
    Give yourself permission and / for compassion!

 

  • Also LILITH will join the Water World soon – on May 3, when the Wild ONE goes into PISCES for the next 9 months.
    Early PISCES (where LILITH will be until Aug) has a CANCER undertone: 
    Where do you feel natural ‘wild’ resonance and belonging, independent of your bio tribe? Being at-ONE allows us to be in our True Nature.
    Join us at our LILITH into PISCES Parlour on Apr 29 for co-attuning to ‘her’ 9-months immersion.

 

  • MARS presently (until May 15) in GEMINI going into square with NEPTUNE in PI on Apr 27 can create a tension between so much mental activity, debates, conflicts, and surrender into the vaster field of union and connectedness.
    MARS is also an ego Planet – helping us to get what we (think) we want while it’s often not what’s really best…

 

  • JUPITER now also retro (Apr 10 – Aug 11) in SAG helps us with Guidance from within.
    Seeing the bigger picture, understanding the whole story, and outgrowing it, into where freedom and happiness are calling.

 

 

Sooo, I felt called this time, to look up the

SABIAN SYMBOLS for both the Full MOON and the SUN at 29° LIBRA / ARIES.

Quite amazing what they reveal:

Starting with the
FULL MOON at 29°06′ LIBRA:

HUMANITY’S VAST AND ENDURING EFFORT TO REACH FOR KNOWLEDGE TRANSFERABLE FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION.

Boston Public Library (Flickr Xynn Tii)

KEYNOTE: A deep sense of participation in, and commitment to, social processes which seek to bring to all men Truth and a greater Life.

The most characteristic trait in human nature is the ability to “bind time” (as Korzybsky once stated): to transfer to others as yet unborn the harvest of our conscious experiences and our deliberate endeavors. This ability far transcends instinct and biological mutations, for it is based on consciousness, choice, will and self-sacrifice for the sake of future human beings. It rests upon a deep feeling of the value of “community”; its use increases this feeling and eventually destroys the roots of loneliness.

This fourth stage symbol suggests the technique that makes a life truly “human.”
To join others in the vast process of a living civilization is to fulfill the basic implications of the human stage of cosmic evolution — a stage characterized by CONSCIOUS PARTICIPATION.”

The very end of LIBRA takes us here to conscious choices to contribute and participate socially, and help co-create a culture and a living civilization. To make not just knowledge but lived experience and wisdom available as a legacy for future generations.
And the core of CAPRICORN would be very content with this worthwhile effort and wise choice.

 

The SUN at 29°06′ ARIES:

“THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES.  

Gustave Dore Ecosia

KEYNOTE: Attunement to Cosmic Order.

At the fourth stage of a five-fold sequence a technique is often presented. It is based on the experiences implied in the preceding symbols. In this case, what the individual who has entered into a new realm of possibilities of action should learn is the harmonic principles operating in this realm.
The music of the spheres is the celestial embodiment of principles of polyphonic interplay. The individual advancing “on the Path” should seek to understand and realize his / her place in the vast scheme of Humanity’s evolution, in the immense Chord of the Harmony of the Universe.

The message to the seeker for meaning which is implied in this symbol is TO LISTEN TO THE INNER VOICE; to listen without personalizing this Voice in a glamour-producing manner. It is the Voice of the Whole, of which one begins to realize that one is a tiny little part – yet a significant part, for every note of the universal Chord has its place and its ineradicable meaning.”   

What a beautiful note to end the Astro~News on…

 

Blessings to YOU, for the cosmic-human Dance of Life!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with yourself in 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.

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LIBRA – ARIES Spring Equinox Super Full Moon (March 20) – Show up in Balance!

18 Mar

Happy Equinox, dear Astro Friends!

…exact at 2:58 pm PDT on Wed March 20!
To tune in, come over to the equinoctial blog article.

Dancing LEO MOON on Fire / on the Wire – Photo by moi, March 18, 2019

WOW!
Just 4 hrs after exact Spring Equinox (exact at 2:58 pm PDT on March 20) comes the exact first Full Moon in SPRING – on the ‘Perfect Balance’ axis from the cardinal starting points of ARIES & LIBRA!

It’s the ‘opposite of the Harvest Moon’ – the closest Full Moon to Fall Equinox that always appears bigger and brighter than a ‘usual’ Full Moon, and provides extra Moonlight for harvesting into the evening hours.

As you already might wonder, looking at the waxing Moon at daytime – yes, it IS also brighter than a ‘regular’ Full Moon.
It’s the 3rd of three SuperMoons (Jan 20 / TLE, Feb 19, and March 20) early this year.

 

Naturally, the theme of Balance is heightened, via the polarity axis of SUN & MOON, with the Earth in the middle, and via the MOON’s entry into LIBRA.
On the Lunar ‘Perfect Balance’  Point from VIR to LI it’s about a VIRGO practice / technique that helps us come back into Balance.

  • What helps you to come into and BE in Balance?
    Balance of peaceful rest and activity, of stimulation and reflection, of giving and receiving, of focus and r & r time, of time at the desk and time in Nature, of creativity and inspiration, of seriousness and fun, of home time and public out-there time, of learning and sharing, balance in your diet, and in the body balance of the right and left side…
  • If there’s an imbalance how does that show up in your life, and what does that show you?

I learned esp. through Yoga & Meditation practice that Balance isn’t so much a way of equating this and that, the polar opposites, but finding the Still Point in the ’emptiness’.

With the FULL MOON on the ‘Perfect Balance’ cusp from VIR to LIBRA – how’s it going with our practice and lifestyle (VIR) that support and sustain Balance?
And how can we show up (ARIES) from a well (yet of course never perfectly) balanced place?

 

Here’s a raw & spontaneous video I created in the park yesterday, apropos the Full Moon – showing up again myself, after a wintry video ‘hibernation’. Enjoy!

 

Let’s take a look at the LIBRA – ARIES Equinox Super FULL MOON chart:

The FULL MOON will be exact at 6:43 pm PDT on March 20  – less than 4 hrs after the exact Spring Equinox at 2:58 pm PDT.

 

What a super-charged and multi-connected cosmic pattern, with several inter-linked aspect configurations / closed figures that describe inter-connected themes that are on now.

If you wanna know / get a sense: A Blue Kite, 2 Yods, a Cradle, an Ambivalence Triangle, and a Mutable Grand Cross. Can you geeks see them?
I won’t go into all those ‘gestalts’ (not even under the analytical VIRGO MOON, lol) – that would be quite an oeuvre – so let’s keep it simpler…

Btw, if you’d like to learn about Planetary Patterns, Aspects, and Aspect Configurations get in touch with me. I intend to offer a new Level 3 Intermediate Astro course with that focus in the Fall, and am happy to put you on my list of friendly interested folk. Ask me any preliminary questions – they’re always welcome. I’m here to support you.

 

Back to the EQUINOX FULL MOON:

For starters / most important things first:
Look at that close alignment of the SUN at 0°09′ ARIES – on the the ‘Emergence Point’ where Life Awakens and Arises – just barely behind CHIRON at 1°44′ AR!

Out of the PISCEAN unifying waters of Oneness New Life arises.
Just as snow and ice have (hopefully in your world too) melted, the rivers are running again, fresh Life emerges from the ground-up, and from the blossoming trees out and down!
Likewise, let’s rise again, into the freshness, newness, and NOWness of Life!

 

Cherry Blossom Ocean – Photo by Melanie

 

‘Simply’ showing up as your authentic Self can be very raw and vulnerable, yet is healing and renewing, says also CHIRON now freshly in ARIES activated by the FULL MOON ‘equation’ as it’ll be met by the SUN on March 22 – which brings consciousness to areas of life (whether personally – in ourselves, in relationships, in society…) that call us to take action / be pro-active, make a move and take the first step.
And ultimately, to be in our Presence in the NOW.

 

‘Back’ in PISCES is MERCURY retro (until March 28), about to unite with NEPTUNE for the second time (on March 24) helps us with awareness about, and letting go of old toxic energy & mind forms that used to draw us in – almost in an intoxicating and addictive way – and perhaps allowed us to check out.
Now we can see those patterns more clearly (M-r is doing its job to re-mind us of what’s usually under the radar!) – the first step to becoming FREE.

FREE to BE!

…and URANUS now freshly in TAURUS (since the day of the last New Moon on March 6!) cooperates, by kicking us out of old habits, stuckness, and attachments, to EmBody Freedom!

 

And, as you can see in the chart:
SATURN comes very close to PLUTO now (they won’t meet until Jan 12, 2020 but travel side by side this Spring, together with the South Node, all of them between 19° and 24° CAP).
Let the Old Empire Expire continues to be the motto – brought up with the Partial Solar Eclipse with SATURN, on Jan 5 / 6. In some sense a mantra for the year.

You’re probably well aware by now what these Old Empire themes are in your life, personally, relationally, and societally…

The CAP shadows of control and abuse are a good place to check in on:
How are we treated by others / allowing them to treat us, and do we treat other people, Nature, and ourselves…?

 

MARS now in TAURUS (until March 30)- the Cosmic Gardener – brings an Earth Trine support to the CAP Concentration of Old (SATURN / SN / PLUTO).
The MARS – PLUTO alignment is exact on March 20 too, and active all week. 

Let’s engage in slowly, steadily planting new seeds that outgrow the ‘wintry conditions’, and in cultivating the transformation…
Amazing how Nature always ‘accomplishes’ what needs to ‘get done’, and ‘just in time’ (a la SATURN in CAP), and is ever transforming (PLUTO).

How can that come in, in your Life?

 

Also in the ‘cosmic web’, and strongly activated by the Super FULL MOON:

The North Node of the MOON is in late CANCER, and accentuated by a Blue Kite, and also by a Yod pointing to this ‘sensitive point’ – clearly a ‘celestial pointer’ – to what?

A NN incentive for care, compassion, gentleness, a sense of belonging, and (end of CANCER has a PISCES undertone) emotional connection in the ‘Human / Soul Family’.
Even ‘just’ re-connecting with others who are close to your Heart is sooo good, and has ripple effects.

Follow the prompting when someone comes to mind and heart!
And notice how what you put out comes back – from different yet connected sources in the ‘web of life’.

 

Star Cluster in the Galactic Centre (NASA) – Heart of our Milky Way, at the end of SAG where the SUN travels just before the WINTER SOLSTICE Point

Another Yod points ‘down’ to JUPITER in late (double) SAG – very close to the direction of the Galactic Centre – The ultimate unknowing where ‘the journey goes’, yet we can be connected to the ‘knowing source’.
Such a potent time to connect with deep Heart Wisdom & Inner Guidance.

So rare to have two Yods activated at the same time – they are called ‘Finger of God’ / ‘Celestial Pointer.
And they describe a Journey where it’s not about the destination / outcome but the process – like a pilgrimage.

 

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OH – and what’s with VENUS in AQ – meeting LILITH on March 22 (once a year), and squaring MARS in TAU (exact on March 21)?!
That tension’s been building up too, and comes to a release with the FULL MOON.
A VENUS – MARS charge that’s mirrored in the FULL MOON in (VENUS ruled) MOON in LIBRA – SUN in ARIES (ruled by MARS).
Literally a Feminine – Masculine conflict?
The AQ Free Spirit / Feminist vs. the TAU Bully / Stubborn Guy?
In any case, the Inner Feminine and Inner Masculine are in tension at this time – a good time to explore how that shows up for and IN you!

Yesss, our True Nature is FREE – says LILITH now in AQ.
And when we come together in groups, or with friends – all in the name of Freedom and Equality via our shared Humanity, we can stand up towards territorial claims and conflicts / bullying of some who pretend they ‘own the space’. 

Standing our ground and ‘not going away’ (MARS in TAU) can be much more effective when done in groups (AQ) – beating the age old ‘divide / disperse and rule’ strategy.

On another note / ‘higher octave’ the square between VENUS / LILITH in AQ and MARS in TAU brings up / helps with spaciousness and non-attachment / beyond claim of ‘ownership’ in relationships.
Which can be quite strong now / culminating with the Super Full MOON in LIBRA – ARIES.

 

In Summary – any and all of these themes help with showing up in Balance:

  • Let’s emerge and rise again, into the freshness newness, and NOWness of Life!
  • Let’s make a move and be authentic.
  • Let’s release old energy & mind forms that used to draw us in and kick us out of balance.
  • Let’s kick old stagnant habits, stuckness, and attachments, to EmBody Freedom!
  • Let’s stop feeding the ‘Old Empire’, and let it expire.
  • Let’s consistently plant new seeds that outgrow the ‘wintry conditions’, and cultivate the transformation…
  • Let’s be caring, compassionate, gentle, tune into a sense of belonging and emotional connection in the ‘Human / Soul Family’.
  • Let’s connect with deep Heart Wisdom & Inner Guidance.
  • Let’s stand our ground – together with others.
  • Let’s cultivate non-attachment in all our relationships.

 

Inner Balance is the best way of, if not prerequisite for effectively showing up / standing up in and for Peace, Justice, Equity, you name it – what calls you to be active at this time.

 

Blessings for the Fullness of the New Season!
Melanie

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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SPRING EQUINOX 2019 (March 20 at 2:58 pm PDT): Happy Astrological New Year! Happy New ARIES!

18 Mar

The Astrological New Year is coming – as the SUN enters ARIES!

Happy New Year, dear Astrology Friends!

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with SPRING Equinox / Ostara, Beltane, SUMMER Solstice / Litha, Lughnassadh, FALL Equinox / Mabon, Samhain / Halloween, WINTER Solstice / Yule, and Imbolc.

SPRING EQUINOX is the day of equal daylight and night hours.
From Wed March 20 onward, the days are getting longer than the nights, in the Northern hemisphere.
It’ll be the reign of the SUN over the next 6 months, until FALL EQUINOX.


SPRING EQUINOX is one of the 4 sacred Corner Stones of the natural yearly cycle, and one of the 8 Celtic / Pagan Holidays.

This year, there will be also a FULL MOON – and SuperMOON – , on the DAY of  (just 4 hrs after) SPRING EQUINOX – super rare!
The energy is building and we feel it…
More about the ARIES FULL MOON in the Astro~News post dedicated specifically to it.

 

Easter was named after Ostara!
Yes, Easter is one of the few Christian festivals based on the Solunar calendar.

Sooo, a little MERCURY retro curiosity… I was wondering – maybe you too:
Doesn’t Easter fall on the first Sunday after the first Full Moon in Spring? Which would be already March 24.
Well, found out since by ecclesiastical rules, the Equinox according to Christianity is fixed on March 21, and doesn’t consider the actual start of ARIES. That assumption / rule places this year’s Easter Sunday on April 21, 2019 – the Sunday after the next Full Moon on April 19.
Which will be a ‘Blue Moon’ (second of two) in LIBRA – ARIES. Both Full Moons on March 20 and Apr 19 frame the ‘Season of ARIES’.

 

With the emergence of Spring, the Spirit of Newness, and Healing through Authenticity is building, as the SUN enters ARIES – to meet ‘Wounded Healer / Warrior Shaman CHIRON (now freshly in ARIES) – exact on March 22.

 

Here’s a sneak peak at the LI-AR Spring Equinox Full Moon chart:

The FULL MOON will be exact at 6:43 pm PDT on March 20  – less than 4 hrs after the exact Spring Equinox at 2:58 pm PDT.

Just look at that close alignment of the SUN at 0°09′ ARIES – on the the ‘Emergence Point’ where Life Awakens and Arises – just barely behind CHIRON at 1°44′ AR!

Out of the PISCEAN unifying waters of Oneness New Life arises.
Just as snow and ice have (hopefully) melted, the rivers are running again, and fresh Life emerges from the ground-up, and from the blossoming trees out and down!

Likewise, in these very last PISCEAN days it’s time to let go and let out-flow the old wounds and woes of Winter, and perhaps of the last 7-8 years with CHIRON in PI – and let their teaching become our healing agents.
And to rise again, into the freshness, newness and NOWness of Life!

MERCURY retro (until March 28) in PISCES, about to unite with NEPTUNE for the second time (on March 24) helps us with awareness about and letting go of old energy & mind forms that used to draw us in – almost in an intoxicating and addictive way – and perhaps allowed us to check out.
Now we can see those patterns more clearly (M-r is doing its job to re-mind us of what’s usually under the radar!) – the first step to becoming FREE.

FREE to BE!

…and URANUS now freshly in TAURUS (since the day of the last New Moon on March 6!) cooperates, by kicking us out of old habits, stuckness, and attachments, to EmBody Freedom!

 

Plus, as you can see in the chart:
SATURN comes very close to PLUTO now (they won’t meet until Jan 12, 2020 but travel side by side this Spring, together with the South Node, all of them between 19° and 24° CAP.
Let the Old Empire Expire continues to be the motto – brought up with the Partial Solar Eclipse with SATURN, on Jan 5 / 6.

You’re probably well aware by now what these Old Empire themes are in your life, personally, relationally, and societally…

The CAP shadows of control and abuse are a good place to check in on:
How are we treated by others, and do we treat other people, Nature, and ourselves…?

Amazing how Nature always ‘accomplishes’ what needs to ‘get done’, and ‘just in time’.
Nature is such a model for being on purpose – nature-ally!

 

MARS in TAURUS – the Cosmic Gardener – brings an Earth Trine support to the CAP Concentration of Old – their alignment is exact on March 20 too, and active all week. 

Amazing how Nature always ‘accomplishes’ what needs to ‘get done’, and ‘just in time’.
Joyful Productivity!
Nature is such a model for being on purpose – nature-ally!

MARS in TAURUS – the Cosmic Gardener – brings Earth Trine support to the CAP Concentration of Old (SATURN / SN / PLUTO) – the MARS – PLUTO alignment is exact on March 20 too, and active all week.
Slowly, steadily planting new seeds that outgrow the ‘wintry conditions’ and cultivating the transformation…
How can that come in, in your Life?

 

Cherry Blossom Bliss – Photo by Melanie, March 2018

Here are (in Mercury retro mode) a few little Haikus I created spontaneously last year, inspired by the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Victoria Art Gallery:

 

Here comes Aries.

Cherry Blossoms
Such de-light-full Rebels.

 

Victoria in March –

Cherry Blossoms and Girls in Sandals
Ignore the calendar.

 

Cherry Blossoms 
At Equinox – 

Come Alive!

 

Happy Spring-ing!
Melanie

 

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Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with yourself in 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.

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LIBRA – ARIES Easter Full Moon with ERIS / URANUS, and MARS / SATURN: Liberation and Peace in a Polarized World

30 Mar

Dear Astro~News Readers!

Let’s welcome the LIBRA – ARIES Full Moon!

Not only as the March Blue Moon (second one, after March 1), and First Full Moon in Spring, heralding Easter the day after (yes, Easter is a lunar calendar festival, celebrated on the Sunday after the first Spring Full Moon)!
But also, since it brings lots of liberating shifts!

 

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

 

Surprise – surprise!
An unexpected Archetype’s ‘on board’ of the ARIES activation this month:

Not only URANUS but also ERIS (presently at 23°16’ AR) will be catalyzed by the LI – AR Full Moon (March 31) and by the New Moon in ARIES (Apr 15)!

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Eris – Antikensammlung Berlin

A befriended Astro client asked me a few days ago what my take on Eris, Sedna, and other seldomly looked-at and newly discovered Astro Archetypes is.
Which made me realize: 

It’s ERIS season again (yep, not just ARIES season). And, even more so: ERIS has been actually (perhaps overlooked but very effectively) operating for a while in ‘tandem’ with URANUS in ARIES.
Both just come out of that crazy 2 – 3 year alliance mirrored in world events.

Who / what / which Archetype is ERIS, and how does it show up now personally and societally?

ERIS, the most massive and second-largest dwarf planet known in the Solar System, was only discovered in 2005 (one of the reasons why PLUTO was demoted of its Planet status in 2006!), has an eccentric 561(!) year orbit around the SUN (more than twice as long as PLUTO), and has been almost the whole 20th and beginning of the 21st century in ARIES!

Even if you have ‘nothing in ARIES’ you do: ERIS (that’s another – personal – story, showing how you respond to / with that Archetype!)

The unevolved role of the ERIS Archetype – the Greek goddess of discord and strife is seeding separation – which we’ve seen a lot lately in humanity.
“She stirs up jealousy and envy to cause fighting and anger among men. At the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, all the gods were invited with the exception of Eris, and, enraged at her exclusion, she spitefully caused a quarrel among the goddesses that led to the Trojan War.”

Here’s where ERIS can evolve, according to Doug Walker in this excellent ERIS intro article:
“If the ERIS Archetype is developed fully, humanity may never have to experience war again. The feminine ERIS will balance the aggression of MARS. A well developed ERIS Archetype could banish all war. The ancient prophesy of swords turned into plowshares could be realized.”

May CHIRON entering ARIES (which is immanent, starting Apr 17 – until Sept 25 2018, and then fully ON from Feb 18, 2019 on until 2026 / 27 when it will meet ERIS) help with healing what makes war possible.

But realistically speaking (says SATURN in CAP now too…), we gotta start from and acknowledge where we’re at.
Has it ever been a period of discord, disruption, and seeding of separation in society over the last 2 years, esp. via the media!
The recently revealed social media scandals of sensitive private data being harvested and exploited to split the population by manipulatively feeding them back ‘news’ and intensifying what they believe in or side with in a way that could have tipped the scales for the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, and the Brexit referendum.
A prime example of large scale collective seeding of discord and separation.
Plus the huge trend of ‘disruptive technology’ which can be abused in so many ways…

As well as the crazy making U. S – North Korea conflict, scandalous school shootings in the U.S. and the heated gun control debate, and the Catalan call for independence (URANUS and ERIS have been on Barcelona’s ARIES SUN and not far from Spain’s MOON in the last years (Check out my astrological Catalunya Independence blog post) are all prime examples of ERIS at work – together with URANUS.

 

Uranian Liberation & Promethean Mercury Lead ON.

Prometheus – the Archetype of Uranus – Bringing the Fire of the Gods to Humanity

The Archetype of URANUS the Awakener (shocking and rude awakenings, in this case) reflects not only (or at least not always immediately) liberation but also disruption, distortion, trauma, and in combination with ERIS (which happens once in a century only) has been highly explosive and discordant. Esp. since both are also in assertive ARIES.

May the shocking revelations (JUPITER in SCO certainly helps with that) that are coming through now lead to freedom of humanity on a higher and more conscious level!

Good to know: URANUS has now passed ERIS (their ‘hottest’ years were 2016 / 2017).
So, my sense is the shocking discordance producing scenarios might integrate, as (Uranian) Awakening in Humanity continues. People don’t buy into the old ‘divide et impera’ (divide and rule) principle, based on being set up against each other anymore.

ERIS in ARIES is a strong Full Moon (March 31) and New Moon (Apr 15) catalyst.
See the Full Moon chart below.
Bringing the ERIS / URANUS low grade manifestation to the bright light of SOLAR Consciousness (the SUN is very strong in ARIES) IS a game (or rather: out-of-game) changer. Waking Up from being set up to fight / war  against ‘the other’ brings  for true URANIAN Liberation.

 

MERCURY in ARIES at the retro mid-point, connecting with the SUN on Apr 1 = Day of Enlightened Insight (for more about the whole M-r phase check out the blog post).

This certainly helps also with breakthroughs, aha effects, paradigm shifts, and mental liberation from the agitating ‘war on mind’ / mind at war with itself, and for a fresh approach.
With the MERCURY – SUN Enlightening Insight contact, a ‘New MERCURY’ (like a New Moon) is born, and the SUN (Consciousness, Spirit) is leading now, while the MERCURY (Mind) follows. This is the ‘Promethean’ phase of M-r. Prometheus is the URANUS Archetype. A liberating force. Forward-thinking, out-of the-
mind-matrix, etc.

“What and how do you Choose now newly?” asks the LIBRA FULL MOON, opposite the ARIES frenzy, and: “What brings Balance and PEACE in a Polarized World”?

 

MARS in CAP Passes Stationary (retro on Apr 17) SATURN:
Overcoming old blocks, obstacles, fears, and patriarchal control.
Moving forward, in Integrity and Inner Authority.

Mars (Hubble Space Telescope)

The LI – AR Full Moon links up in a sharp ‘T-Square’ with stationary SATURN (about to go retro, on Apr 17) and MARS. Now that’s quite the charge!

MARS and SATURN are the ‘outlet’ of that intense dynamic. Both strong in CAP. At best a momentum in Integrity and intrinsic Authority.

With the last New Moon, March 17, MARS, Ruler of ARIES, entered CAP – its ‘best’ position in the Zodiac (lots of energy to ‘move mountains’, and a push to persevere – in integrity), and will be in the Mountain Goat sign for a long time (basically until mid-Sept)
For more details, check out my MARS-in-CAP blog post.

Now MARS will pass SATURN (exact on Apr 2) – that’s big news, and the last massive shift catalyzed by the Full Moon!
Moving past serious authority challenges and obstacles, control, fears and resistances.
May Integrity lead the way!
And as SATURN will go retro on Apr 17 (for the first time since it entered CAP last Dec), we once again learn the lesson that true authority lays within.

Next up for MARS: A contact with LILITH, on Apr 19:
Our True Nature can’t be corrupted or controlled. Let’s move on and up from that place.

 

Here’s the chart of the LIBRA – ARIES Full Moon with URANUS and ERIS in AR, in T-Square to MARS – SATURN:

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Super-Charged LIBRA – ARIES Full Moon (Apr 10 / 11) – Finding Peace and Power, in a Polarized World

9 Apr

Blossoming Spring Blessings, dear Astro*News Reader!

Nature is bursting open with bounteous Beauty, here in the Pacific North-West!
As we’re reaching the First Full Moon in Spring!
Exact tomorrow Apr 10 at 11:08 pm PDT!

 

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Celtic Wheel of the Year, with OSTARA / Spring Equinox, Beltane, Litha, Lughnassad, Mabon, Samhain, Yule, and Imbolc.

The pre-Easter Full Moon celebrates the start of the ‘Solar Half of the Year’, as the days are now longer than the nights in the Northern Hemisphere. The SUN is ‘reborn’.

Did you know? Easter – the only Christian holiday based on the lunar calendar – is celebrated on the Sunday after the first Full Moon in Spring.
The word Easter is related to the Dawn / Spring Goddess Ostara.

Death-Rebirth Energy is so much on at this time, with this Full Moon, squared by stationary PLUTO.
How can we BE the Changeless in the Change? 

 

In the esoteric tradition, this is the first of the three Spiritual Spring Full Moon Festivals:

  • The Festival of the Risen Christ – Easter Full Moon (Apr 10 / 11)
  • The Festival of the Buddha – Wesak Moon (May 10 / 11)
  • The Festival of Humanity (June 9)

 

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Blossom Bounty – photo by Melanie, April 2017

 

Do you feel it?
The upcoming FULL MOON is full-ON super-charged – in the polarization of opposing energies, with Planet Earth, and us Earth Beings in-between two major energy fields (linked to the biggest bodies in the Solar System – JUPITER and the SUN) that express themselves in quite contrasting ways:

  • Beauty, Bounty, Blessings (Full MOON in LIBRA, with JUPITER retro – to be found within!) – Goddess Energy (MOON / JUPITER).
  • Shake-ups, Turbulence, Disruption, Conflict (SUN / URANUS in ARIES, both also close to ERIS – the Asteroid of Discord). The SUN will connect with URANUS directly on Apr. 13.
  • Change must happen, and IS under way (well, it comes often as destruction and rebuilding, death and resurrection), says evolutionary change agent PLUTO in CAP, presently (Apr / May) stationary (since it’ll go retro on Apr 20) AND in sharp T-square to the Full Moon axis. PLUTO is the release point… what does it mean to BE the Change / BE the Phoenix?

Going mental over all that craziness?
MERCURY retro (started today Apr 9 from early TAU, see Mercury retro energy blog post, and tool kit blog post) will re-visit ARIES for an extended time, Apr 20 – May 15, and connect with URANUS there twice, on Apr 28 and May 9. As you see in the Full Moon chart, MERCURY is very close to SUN / URANUS / ERIS, and about to approach them, in reverse gear. What has been stirred up and caused turmoil is also a wake-up call, and awakening kicker.

What may be reflected in a polarized collective and geo-political scene (just check events from last week!) can also show up personally as inner dilemmas, conflicts, and ‘hard choices’ (esp. in areas of life relating to where we are sensitized to the ARIES – LIBRA axis).
Bridging, and, perhaps even more so, Finding Balance is a BIG Deal (JUPITER in LIBRA, activated by the Full MOON).
Naturally, what’s experienced as ‘The Other’ is often a reflection or even a projection (“no, I’m not like that!”). Can we balance and integrate the shadow (PLUTO), just as an acknowledgement, not as a ‘big deal’, and come back to the balancing ‘Still Point’?

 

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Bridge Reflections – Photo by Melanie

 

The ‘old world’ / old consciousness in its patriarchal, hierarchical control-based military / industrial complex manifestation is SO passe and unsustainable (PLUTO in CAP). Yet, it still seems to be in charge – destructively so, which can render us depressed and disempowered.

How do we regain regenerative power?
Or rather : How can we come to the inner power-centre that’s always ‘there’?

 

  • Neither ‘fighting the demons’, nor putting the head in the sand…?
    What’s the ‘Middle Way’ that’s not a compromise but comes from a truly balanced place and powerful core?
    SO many ancient spiritual teachings, traditions, and practices (TAO, Yoga, ZEN, Buddhism…) have already entered the modern world during the PLUTO in SAG years 1995 – 2008. Now it’s time to actually LIVE the spiritual teachings that resonate with our soul. Whichever they may be, none better or more ‘true’ than the other, all taking us to our divine nature and nature-all perfection that isn’t identified with the ego-construct, rather in tune with life… that’d be the direct way in my sense.
    In the meantime:

 

  • Rather than ranting at the destructive Patriarchy (well, yeah, so much anger stirred up, understandably!) are you up for living in the Alchemy of Inner Masculine (SUN in ARIES, ruled by MARS), and Inner Feminine (MOON in LIBRA, ruled by VENUS)?The Full Moon ‘constellation’ highlights the Alchemy!

 

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Mercury Rules Gemini, the Masculine & Feminine Twins of Polarity / Duality. Painting by Johfra Bosschart. Upper detail: The Phoenix

 

  • The GEMINI / MERCURY / PHOENIX image points to MERCURY, the ‘lesser Alchemist’ (while PLUTO represents the Big Magus). MERCURY went retro yesterday, just before the  LI – AR Full Moon., and can also help us access the inner Alchemy of Opposites – so liberating (MERCURY / URANUS connection in the ‘Heart of M-r’)!

 

  • The Lunar North Node, presently on the LEO – VIR ‘Sphinx Point’ (still on the VIR side, ruled also by MERCURY) gives us incentive to be self aware, and aligned with our cosmic Self (PI South Node).
    The ‘karmic’ Nodal Axis will shift backwards in the Zodiac (always ‘retro’) into AQ (South Node) – LEO (North Node) on Apr 29 – themes for another blog post round the TAURUS New Moon on Apr 26. Stay tuned.In accord with VIRGO awareness, it always helps to identify the archetypal ‘players’ first. Awareness leads to freedom from being unconsciously, ‘chaotically’ identified with or absorbed by them, and having a charge around ‘the opposite’. And from there / as that, be in tune and alignment with nature – and our true nature (which is super simple… but not always easy, in the human journey).
    That’s why Astro*News is here, and what I want you to help with, via writing, personal sessions, and in groups.

 

So, let’s take a look at the LIBRA – ARIES Full Moon chart, and glean more messages from it:
The Full Moon will be exact tomorrow Apr 10 at 11:08 pm PDT!

 

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I penciled the names of some sign cusps in that planets occupy, since cusp energy stands out nowadays!

The Sphinx Point where the North Node is (see above) is a commonly used term among Astrologers, while the others are the terms I use to illustrate the transition energy from each Zodiac sign to the next.

So let’s hear it for the Archetypes, and cuspy vibes:

 

  • North Node on the LEO – VIR Sphinx Point: Awareness Rules. 
    We’ve learned an important set of tools (on all levels) since the NN entered VIR, in Oct 2015, that help with being clear, in alignment and wholeness, rather than drawn into chaos, addiction, overwhelm.
    April is a practice wrap-up time of that cosmic ‘workshop’, as we’ re transitioning into expressing more clearly from our heart-integrity (LEO – VIR).

 

  • SATURN hovers now stationary (just went retro on Apr 6) at the end of SAG, in the ‘Galactic Centre’ which may appear as a ‘dead end’ / ‘black hole’, just before the transition into CAP, the Integrity Point.
    When ‘nothing makes sense’, and the leaders don’t have answers: What’s the Pathless Path…? Not that it ‘gets us somewhere’. Rather an inner guidance without any agenda. A preparation to live even more so from what we know, in our ‘simple’ inner authority, under SATURN in CAP (from Dec 19 on). 

 

  • VENUS retro, now back in late PI, approaches CHIRON, both on the ‘Birthing Point’ a.k.a. Spring Equinox Point. And: After a retro journey since March 4, VENUS will turn direct on April 15. VENUS and CHIRON are close to each other all April.
    In the VENUS retro journey, ‘love wounds’ and old co-dependent relationship patterns on all levels (interpersonal, societal, spiritual – yes, even relationships with the spiritual realm!) are coming back so that we feel them, release, and allow healing to happen.
    From there we can more truly re-connect in what IS, live and attract from LOVE. A Birthing indeed.

 

  • VENUS retro / stationary / CHIRON squares SATURN stationary / retro (throughout April, CHIRON – SATURN exact on Apr 30) – an inward journey… perhaps to discover what never dies, what can’t be wounded or healed. Can you let yourself BE, without the notion to ‘go anywhere’? A teaching that may come in that space isn’t really so much ‘teaching’, rather ‘unlearning’. The Medicine in the Love that IS.

 

  • SUN / URANUS / ERIS and MERCURY retro on the ‘Settling Point’ from AR to TAU.
    Settling? Comfort? Security? So much conflict in the world!
    We gotta look at Asteroid Goddess ERIS of strive and discord. ‘She’s been in ARIES since 1926, and presently at 23:14 AR (check her Ephemeris here), super close to URANUS, and activated by the Full Moon.
    The mind (MERCURY) might wonder… “you gotta be kidding, these times?!”
    When the world is so unsettled and polarized, where is the ground (TAU), in every moment (UR in AR)? We may realize, security is just another concept. The Sabian Symbol for the MERCURY station tells us a bit about that… What a powerful, and definitely ‘retro’ message for the whole M-r phase – bringing the Mind back to SPIRIT / Consciousness (see Mercury retro / Saturn retro blog post). Radical impermanence, and aliveness in what-IS may be the ultimate security in the ‘Ground of all Being’. Acting from that place is more powerful anyway – as the Ancients and Masters know.

 

  • Lastly, stationary PLUTO in CAP (going retro from Apr 20 on, hence April is quite a PLUTO month too), in squaring the Full Moon Axis, is the ‘release point’ – rather than being torn and polarized, fragmented and pulled under, the ‘way out’ is the ‘way IN’: Transformation into Living from the Core!
    Warning (relief): it’s not a destination / outcome (as ‘old CAP’ would like to see it) but a powerful way of Being, to be found step-by-step.

 

Wishing us all a powerful, deeply transformational FULL MOON and Easter Time!

The TAURUS New Moon on April 26 will be a SuperMoon!
You might wonder: Wait a minute, it’s not a Full Moon!
Also New Moons can be SuperMoons – when they are very close to the Earth (called perigee) – the first of 3 SuperNewMoons

Astrologically, a SuperSeed energy… stay tuned for the SuperNewMoon Astro*News.

 

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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* LI – AR FULL MOON / Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (March 23) * Fresh RE-Alignment and Synergy *

23 Mar

How has the journey with the massive, oceanic, CHIRONIC Total Solar Eclipse in PISCES been for you???

We’re still in it’s wave, of course, since Eclipse effects extent over 1 – 2 months (depending on intensity and one’s own activation). Plus, there is still a lot of planetary energy in PISCES, gradually moving over to ARIES – Spring in Becoming.
So let’s take it easy with the washing out of old vibrations – maybe even residues of the whole PISCES Age era, and our own or ‘inherited’ loyalty to / conditioning by it.

How have you been ‘entangled’ in (unevolved) PISCEAN paradigms (co-dependency of victim – perpetrator / persecutor – saviour; martyrdom; various addictions)?

The Total Solar Eclipse brought consciousness to it, and it shows us it’s time to release those bonds in ‘the old kingdom’. Catalysts may have shown up, to support the process, and helping us to release Piscean entanglement, addiction, and other compensations of our yearning for Oneness, and re-open from the Heart of compassion.

The SPRING EQUINOX 2016 (exact last weekend) – also representative of the balance of Solar / Day and Lunar / Night realms – has bridged the Eclipses. A potent time of New Beginnings.

Now, the focus is on the MOON – with an invitation to find synergies and new ‘right relatedness’ that is more in alignment with evolution, and work better for us.

Yes, Eclipses come in pairs, and we’ve been building up to the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse over the last weeks.

The LI – AR EQUINOX FULL MOON Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, exact today March 23 at 4:47 am PDT will be visible (Moon will be faint) over the Americas, Pacific, and Asia, see http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2016-march-23.

In the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, the EARTH, almost exactly positioned between SUN and MOON, casts a partial shadow on the MOON.  

Sooo, wanna take a chance on an early morning date with the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse?
Theoretically, we could see ‘her’ darkened by the Earth shadow this morning – but very subtle.

“The penumbral Eclipse will last for 4 hours and 15 minutes Wednesday, but it may be noticeable for only a few minutes around 7:47 a.m. EDT (1147 GMT), the time of greatest Eclipse”.

More info here: http://www.space.com/32329-penumbral-lunar-eclipse-expectations-march-2016.html

 

Lunar Eclipse Penumbral

Energetically, we’ve been in the LUNAR ECLIPSE wave since  Monday evening, when the MOON and JUPITER and the North Node of the MOON all united in VIRGO, where fresh re-alignment energy comes in, to be embraced and integrated.

Did you get a chance to SEE MOON and JUPITER (above the MOON in the Ecliptic)? I stepped out round midnight, and there they were, magically ‘hanging out’ together, and blessing our earthly journey. Our Body is a Temple. The Earth is Sacred.

 

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Spring Reflections – Photo by Melanie, March 2016

 

The MOON entered LIBRA this evening (10:23 pm PDT) (tonight / tomorrow morning if you are further east), for the FULL MOON (opposition to the ARIES SUN) at 5:01 am PDT, 14 min. after the exact Eclipse.

The whole field from late VIR / early LI, and mid / late PI / early AR gets ‘highlighted’, or rather temporarily dimmed and re-set by the Eclipse and FULL MOON.

Of course, this LUNAR Eclipse is also linked to the Total Lunar Eclipse we experienced 6 months ago, on Sept 27, 2015. Then fully in LI – AR.

Has something round Autonomy (AR) – Partnership / Negotiation / Balance (LI) come up for you again, for integration?

You can get the Astro picture of the FULL MOON / Eclipse in the chart below. Interesting dynamic for sure. Lots of ‘moving parts’.

So here we are, maybe nervous, anxious and problem ridden (lower VIRGO MOON vibrations), or having found the ‘sweet spot’ of ‘perfect balance’ (VIR – LIBRA) which I’d suggest comes from inner wholeness and ‘vertical’ alignment with higher self (VIR), from which peace results.

 

Let’s look at the ‘evi-dance’, i.o.w. the chart of the FULL MOON this morning, at 5:01 am PDT, just after the Penumbral LUNAR ECLIPSE at 4:47 am PDT: What’s UP?

 

LI - AR FM 2016 Lunar Ecl 

A double cuspy-polarity, with

  • NEPTUNE / VENUS, Lunar South Node / CHIRON in PI, and the SUN / MERCURY in early AR (whoa, that’s 5 heavenly bodies and the Node!), and even URANUS not far.
  • JUPITER / Lunar North Node in VIR, and the MOON in early LI on the other side of Planet EARTH.

 

In the chart, you can see that the VIR – PI polarity, reaching over to the Eclipse axis, forms a T-Square to SATURN in mid SAG, next to MARS.

SATURN, the apex (outlet point) of the Eclipse is a main Archetype player here, also since it is about to go retro, on Fri March 23, hence a ‘stationary’ (moving very slowly, ready for the ‘U-turn) focal point anyway this month.

So it’s a lot about this mutable T-square, also since the Nodes (that are linked to the Eclipses) are in mutable PI (South Node) and VIR (North Node), since Oct 2015 and until May 2017.

The PI side might feel quite overwhelmed and helpless, as everything is coming together in a big ‘chaotic soup’ (showing us: all IS connected). ARIES after PI can be the ‘survivor’ and hero/ine, getting one’s ‘head out of the water’. And yes, many people on this planet are in such survival mode nowadays. Thinking of refugees especially.

In our relatively safe and comfortable environment, we can feel energetically overwhelmed by the ‘confluence of influences’, waves and streams…, esp. via the (also PI ruled) media, but also internally, as so much is being washed up nowadays, to be seen as connected. How can the overwhelm simply, like an outbreath, be dropped and released – in Love?

Fresh Newness, and Radical Now-ness in What-Is can arise from there.

The VIR / LI invitation (Lunar North Node with JUPITER in VIR) is about humility, practicality, and integrity which brings supportive energy to the situation. So if there is something concrete that can be done, to take care of a situation and bring things into flow and connectivity again, go ahead.

To be of service and to ask for help can be the magic keys.

You might have already experienced examples of this dynamic.

 

Where is the Eclipse Axis playing with you (Planets, Houses), and helping you with Re-Alignment and Synergy?

 

Always good to recognize what’s UP and act in accordance to the cosmic flow.

The inner voice knows of course. We just often override it, unfortunately, via ego, conditioning, you name it. As shown by SATURN (stationary) in mid SAG in T-square with the Eclipse axis.

A good challenge to learn:

  • Where is the path? What guides us and makes sense?
  • What prevents us from, and what supports us in aiming, speaking, and acting from the Heart?

 

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During the Eclipse Season we are ‘caught’ in a T-square to SATURN, now stationary in SAG, exactly between the VIR and PI placements which are still very prominent.

Plus, this FRI March 25, SATURN will go retro (once a year SATURN goes retro for 4 ½ months), which means, SATURN is already making a slooowww turnaround throughout March, and appears from Earth perspective as a ‘stationary’ focal point of energy.

SATURN in mid SAG makes it painful to hold on to old limiting and judgmental narratives, beliefs, dogma, authorities that pretend to ‘know better’, and to separation from what’s ‘foreign’ and ‘unknown’. The Heart of our true nature knows, and the March Eclipses help catalyze that awareness. Coming from the Heart of awareness re-moves the obstacles, and clears the path. We can see more clearly, and move with Oneness.

Bottom line: Staying ‘on course’ and not getting ‘overshadowed’ by emotional responses, based on old (unmet?) needs can be a challenge, and show us how the ego is ‘survival’ / fight / flight (PI to early AR) conditioned.

How can we convert and ‘upcycle’ this energy into being freshly ALIVE and PRESENT in the Heart and in the NOW, Balanced with What-IS?

This might be a good place to say in general:
My work with clients and groups and in my inner journey, esp. in the grand Evolution / Revolution of humanity over the last years, is showing me more and more how the astrological map and its activation shows potential yet also old conditioning that is coming up now for release, so that we can dwell in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’, rather than ‘going round and round’.

Hence I understand my service as supporting your Transformational and Liberating Journey, by identifying, honouring, and helping to bring your themes to a higher level of experience where you can witness and release them.

We are being RE-aligned, RE-balanced, and RE-birthed.

Welcoming the reNEWed YOU!

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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