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LIBRA New Moon (Oct 8, 2018) square PLUTO – Restructuring Right Relationships

7 Oct

Thanksgiving & ThanksLiving Blessings,
dear Astro~News Reader!

Here in Canada, it’s Thanksgiving weekend.
Yesterday, I joined together with a friend a ThanksLiving dinner (close to 300 people attended!) that the Vancouver Island Vegan Assoc. had organized. An all plant based potluck feast with a plethora of vegan contributions honouring right relationship with animals.
A First Nations Matriarch Elder spoke about gratitude for what Nature provides, for what we have, and about the  importance of sharing our gifts.
All very abundant and inspiring. Food for body & soul.

At this Harvest Season and perhaps Harvest Time of a larger cycle (considering SATURN presently in CAP), cultivating genuine gratitude for what is given, and for the results of / feedback for what we’ve put in ‘over the Spring and Summer’ is a good practice to generate contentment and inner harmony, or contemplation and awareness for how to correct our course.

In the U.S. it’s (for how much longer?) Columbus Day tomorrow Oct 8, and simultaneously since the early 1990’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day is being honoured as a counter-holiday.

 

Right Relationship?!


We’re in LIBRA season (since Sept 22 – Fall Equinox)!

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LIBRA by Johfra Bosschart – with symbolism from various esoteric traditions

The LIBRA painting by Johfra Bosschart to the left symmetrically features SUN & MOON in the Infinity symbol (a # 8 on its side – the NM is on Oct 8).
Below them a scene from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, with deities Hathor and Thoth weighing the Heart of the deceased against the feather of Maat – ‘judgment’ of souls with mutually complementary wisdom / intellect / reason, and love / compassion.
Only if the Heart is as light as the feather may s/he move into the otherworld.
Both figures float in a cloud opening ‘generated’ by a yin-yang symbol, and below it two Assyrian sphinxes, male and female on masonic tiled floor with their right paws on a glass cube altar with LIBRA symbol out of which a Rose springs. Rosicrucian symbolism in the image….

 

Being in Right Relationship, starting with the Inner and Outer Feminine and Masculine, as well as Balance and Fairness are big issues for LIBRA.
LIBRA rules courtship and courts…

 

Have we ever seen a Hurricane effect around all this lately!

In the thriller around the Senators’ approval of a the new U.S. Supreme Court Justice(!) candidate B. K. – who faced allegations of sexual assaults under excessive alcohol influence in his university years, and in the face of his response / demeanor at the Senate hearings.
Whether he’d be qualified for this position, given how he showed up, and whether the 1-week speedy FBI investigation (that did not hear dozens of important witnesses who were presented, nor even the victim and accused perpetrator!) was manipulated – all this evoked a storm in the U.S. / North American if not world wide consciousness as well as in our personal and collective subconscious.
Many people who had been sexually abused – perhaps also decades ago – came forward saying how painfully it all triggered their ghosts of the past which are again up for processing.

The brave victim / witness Dr. C. B.-F. also embodied astrologically VENUS retro in SCORPIO – facing old / still processing painful experiences as a woman that many resonate with – and the CHIRON Archetype which has been just recently (since Sept 25) gone over the ‘Emergence / Emergency Point’, to re-enter PISCES (yes, we need to dive into the collective consciousness to heal what’s pervasive!).
As a psychologist, the theme of the Wounded Healer seems evident in her chosen career.

Actually, both Dr. C. B.-F. (born 1966, birth date / chart unknown) and B. K. (born Feb 12, 1965) were born with CHIRON in PISCES!
Dr. C. B.-F. would have just had her CHIRON Return (round age 50) 1 – 2 years ago.
For B. K. his CHIRON is in 2017 / 18 transited by NEPTUNE (presently retro – how apt!)… the issue is spilling over, and / or being diluted… hmmmm, and excessive alcohol plays an important role.

Wouldn’t that be great (in an ideal world) if freshly sworn in ‘Wounded Healer’ Justice B. K. used his influence to balance legal reasoning with compassion?!
For the time being, my hunch is his AQ LILITH, MERCURY, VENUS, and SUN (now triggered by MARS / LILITH) present rather a detached air, his MARS in late VIR (close to URANUS / PLUTO) now widely opposed by CHIRON has shown up rather in a defensive rationalizing way of (barely) controlling explosive anger where openness and connection would be called for, and his MOON in early CAN  (about to be opposed by SATURN in Dec) has also been rather expressed in personal sensitivity around being hit by karma and the challenge to be in integrity.

In the PISCES AGE paradigm that we’re evolving out of CHIRON has to do with the Victim – Perpetrator – Martyr / Saviour Triad.
All three co- / interdependent with one another, often blending / bleeding into one another (you can be simultaneously Victim and Martyr / Saviour, or even Perpetrator and Victim) and a collective ‘boundless’ toxic suffering and blame game pool. How to get out of this ‘relationship’ entanglement???

The solution doesn’t come via resisting and repressing….

This Fall / Winter season (Sept 25 – Feb 18) is the last phase of CHIRON in PI for the next 50 years(!).

  • How DOES Like Heal Like?
  • Can the overwhelm turn into a wave of love?
  • How can the exposure of a story like this (and a domino effect of similar ones) touch and move us in a way where we really compassionately feel what ‘the other’ might feel in such situations, and let go of temptations to do harm?
  • How can we let go of being intoxicated (by substances – and by media) and made unconscious and unaware?
  • How does the forgiveness practice of Ho’Oponopono apply?
    “I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.”

May this public ‘episode’ create a tidal wave of change!

 

Unsurprisingly, the call “Time’s UP” came out of the Me Too Movement which has over the last year revealed systemic sexual assault and harassment (not just) in the entertainment industry.
It started simultaneously with JUPITER entering SCO almost exactly a year ago, on 10/10/2017 – an expanding and intensifying deep transformational alchemical process where intense, extreme, painful, buried stories and feelings have come up from the ‘underground’ (SCO) to be understood, and outgrown (JUPITER), so that change for the better can happen.

JUPITER will go over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO to SAG on Nov 8, 2018:
The Truth sets us FREE!

 

In the meantime, VENUS (the ruling Planet of LIBRA where the New Moon will be) presently in SCO (since the last New Moon in VIR on 09/09) just went into the retro ‘Underworld’ on Fri Oct 5 when the U.S. thrill culminated.
With VENUS retro (until Nov 16), a transformation of the Inner Feminine occurs as we’re facing old painful / uncomfortable / repressed / in-the-closet / shamed / sexually oriented themes around attractions that need to be processed. So that we come to a new place of natural empowerment – from which we naturally engage in and cultivate right relationship.

A ‘New VENUS’ is about to be seeded in consciousness round Oct 26 (every 1 1/2 years) when VENUS and the SUN unite.
VENUS then re-enters her domain of LIBRA on Oct 31 – supporting new self love, self value, and conscious choices that are a ‘better match’, more balanced, fair, and harmonious.

Here’s the VENUS Retro blog post for an in-depth read.

 

The LIBRA New Moon on Oct 8

After exposing interconnected present Astro Weather and how it shows up in current societal events let’s see what the LIBRA New Moon on Oct 8 brings:

Mid-LIBRA has an AQ undertone – meaning:
Themes of balance, right relationship, fairness, and justice take on a societal dimension.
…as we have seen in a massive way in the agonizing scandal round the U.S. Supreme Court nomination over the last weeks.


The New Moon will be at 8:47 pm PDT tomorrow Oct 8, 2018.

Let’s take a look at the LIBRA New Moon chart:

So yeah, there it is – a cosmic pattern with a few sharp squares, and two ‘strange’ quincunxes between LI and PI:

  • The LIBRA New Moon in square with PLUTO in CAP (exact Oct 9 / 12):
    Balance, fairness, and right relationship on interpersonal and societal levels with All Our Relations comes up against old anachronistic abusive / disrespectful structures that are on their way out yet still trying to assert themselves while they ‘die hard’.
    Personally, realizing how much in relationships is about control – how can this change?
    Being in our natural Power Core in the midst of Change brings us into Balance.
  • VENUS retro in SCO in square with MARS (next to LILITH) in AQ (exact Oct 10):
    Battle of the sexes? How do we relate better to each other from / to the Inner Masculine and Feminine, rather than via conflict and sexual release?
    Processing old issues round sex, emotional intimacy, deeply buried emotions is ON now, while we’re moved to be in freedom – our true nature.
  • Quincunx from MERCURY late LI to CHIRON retro late PI (exact Oct 9):
    Where there’s good understanding we can communicate about our vulnerabilities.
    Hmm, at court this might be difficult…
  • Quincunx from the New Moon in LI to NEPTUNE retro in PI (exact Oct 7 / 8):
    Awkwardness while / hangover from trying to be polite and considerate while there’s this mess….
  • Fixed T-Square from MERCURY on the cusp into SCO (‘Tipping Point’) – will enter SCO on Oct 9 – and URANUS on the cusp of TAU (‘Settling Point’) – their opposition will be on Oct 10 – to the North Node on the cusp from CAN to LEO (‘Welcoming / Creativity Point’):
    Self Expression is welcome, even if that means we have to talk about dark / hidden / shadow stuff that might be unsettling for our ‘comfort zone’.

 

With all this tension – BALANCE is Key.

 

This morning, a wise quote from Ann Mortifee (in her book In Love with the Mystery) found me:

“BALANCE

The compulsive habit that causes us to lose ourselves in a maze of unhappiness is always with us.
It takes great vigilance to become adept enough to notice the moment we are being mesmerized by thoughts and feelings that ensnare. Every day, moment by moment, we can learn to recognize when we are being lured into identifying with life as a melodrama. This does not mean we lose our ability to feel. Rather, we gain an ability to catch ourselves before we fall. We say, “There I go again.” And the instant we become aware that we are falling, we become able to regain our balance.”

 

What does the SABIAN SYMBOL for the New Moon at 15°48′ LIBRA say?

“SCENE FOURTEEN: RECONSTRUCTION   

PHASE 196 (LIBRA 16°):
AFTER A STORM A BOAT LANDING STANDS IN NEED OF RECONSTRUCTION.

Santa Monica Pier after a Storm 2011

KEYNOTE: The need to keep in operation steady links between the vast Unconscious and the ego-consciousness.

Confrontation with broad issues of relationship and currents of energies released by man’s contact with archetypal-spiritual realities often results in temporary destruction. “Boats” normally link distant regions, or enable men to draw food from the sea (i.e. new realizations which so far existed only in the unconscious realm of the planetary Mind). They may also be used to enjoy temporary excursions and the feel of the water and the waves.
Any cultured society, however, may be wary of the danger inherent in venturing far away from the consciously defined and socially structured ways of life. Such adventures may indeed turn destructive; the points of contact between the vast Unconscious and the ego-consciousness molded by cultural assumptions and rituals may be wrecked by psychotic storms. The boat landings must then be slowly reconstructed.

This is the first stage in the fortieth five-fold sequence of cyclic phases in human experience. It brings to us vividly the realization that whatever men build in order to be able to venture away from solidly individualized and conscious bases of operation is likely to be damaged by as yet unfamiliar cosmic forces. The tenuous link between two realms constantly needs REPAIR.”

 

And may I add, Relation-ships with All Our Relations and where they can find their anchor are in need of transformation and repair.
As seen via:

  • The NEW MOON square PLUTO in CAP:
    Deep structural / systemic evolution beyond patriarchal paradigms needs to happen and is under way. E.g., disrespect for First Nations – lack of ‘meaningful consultations’ whereas the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal brought the KM pipeline to a halt. 
    Truth and Reconciliation indeed requires beyond slogans consistent repair and transformation.
    The result of this process (not the arduous effort and time it took) can be a model for similar societal required relational changes beyond ‘cultural assumptions’.
  • VENUS retro (until Nov 16) in SCO square MARS / LILITH in AQ:
    The present transformation of the Inner Feminine in all of us can reach deeply and generate a new vision and inspiring direction (JUPITER goes into SAG on Nov 8)!
  • The PISCES connection (quincunxes, see above) shows us:
    We’re all in one boat, and intrinsically inter-webbed in the relationship of Life. What we do to a part of Nature can have domino effects.
  • Speaking of First Nations, the ‘boat landings’ are almost literally symbolic for the effects of landing and first contact of the settlers with aboriginal people. Repair and restoration needed.

 

Where mid-LIBRA is in your chart…

…that’s the area of life where new seeds are being planted, where a conception happens (the YIN quality of the New Moon), and where you might feel called to set new intentions and take new pro-active steps (the YANG quality of the New Moon) for BALANCE.

 

If you have your AC, MC, SUN, MOON, or planets in LIBRA these sides and inner Archetypes of you move into a new cycle, and a new seed is planted that asks you to be in profound well balanced relatedness.

 

Mid-LIBRA in your…. House:
Invite renewed profound Balance into your…

1st House:
Self / You-as-You

2nd House:
Security, Values, Belongings, Finances

3rd House:
Environment, Learning, Extended Family

4th House:
Home / Origin / Family

5th House:
Play / Creativity / Children / Love Life

6th House:
Lifestyle, Work, Health

7th House:
Relationships with significant Others

8th House:
Deep Involvement and Sharing

9th House:
Life Path & Direction, Travel

10th House:
Career, ‘Public Relations’, Purpose

11th House:
Social Co-creation, Friendships

12th House:
Soulful Surrender to All That IS.

 

Apropos HOUSES:
If you’d like to learn and apply solid understanding of the Planets in Houses come to the 7-week Astro~Foundations course, starting Oct 15.
Here’s the FB event.

If you live at a place significantly distant from your birth place (more than 300 km away) your AC / Rising Sign & Houses change in your Relocation chart, and the New Moon also brings Newness into the area of life corresponding to the House where LIBRA is there.
You’re welcome to get in touch if you’d like to explore your geographic Astrology side.

 

Blessings for the LIBRA New Moon & Beyond!

 

© 2018 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.
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!

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Sept 22: Fall Equinox / Mabon – Perfect Balance?

16 Sep

Amazing Sand Art by Jim Denevan, in Sydney AUS

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Reader,

On the ‘symmetrical date’, at 1:02 pm PDT / 3:02 pm EDT / 9:02 pm GDT, the SUN will enter LIBRA.

Balance – Balance – Balance…

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

This year on Sat Sept 22 at 6:26 pm PDT, the SUN crosses from VIRGO to LIBRA, the sacred point where ‘Perfect Balance’ resides:

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

Here’s a nice simple and clear astronomical illustration

 

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

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

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

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

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

In the Southern hemisphere, SPRING returns.

Happy Spring Equinox, dear friends in the Southern Lands of Planet Earth!

 

Here is the chart of the FALL EQUINOX, as seen from Victoria BC:

 

What’s the Astro~Weather in the Fall?
3 Highlights:

* VENUS goes retro (every 1 1/2 years) from Oct 5 to Nov 16 – this time from SCO to LIBRA.
‘She’ changes from the ‘Evening Star’ (can you see her these evenings….?) in ‘her’ journey ‘through the underworld’ when we can’t see VENUS for several weeks as ‘she’ connects with the SUN and Solar Consciousness before rising as the ‘Morning Star’ again before Sunrise.
In this phase we’re invited to transform from letting ourselves be too much defined by others (co-dependent relationships, comparison, jealousy….) to come back to our True Self, our Spirit and Consciousness (the SUN) and find our intrinsic value and joy in life – a much better magnet for attraction! 🙂
If you have your SUN, MOON, Planets, AC in early SCO / late LIBRA you’d clearly in for a Venusian Infusion.
Come for Cosmic Relief and RE-Attunement!

~ JUPITER will actually, really come out of SCORPIO… just when you thought this phase will never end… after all that intensity and immensity. 
Guess what? JUPITER will cross the ‘Phoenix Point’ when enough is processed and burned up – and go into its very Darling sign SAGITTARIUS – yay, and BIG Yay!
Nov 8 is the due date for the up-lifting shift – and the good thing is: the SAG Spirit is on until early Dec 2018 – 13 Moons long!
Sooo, which Journey is JUPITER taking you on???
The Truth shall set you FREE!
Where do you feel so much genuine gratitude, and how does your generosity express freely?
Do you trust the process?

:: MARS is moving fully through AQ now (Sept 10 – Nov 15).
Collaboration in community and humanity. Turning anger (perhaps ignited in the recent MARS retro phase this Summer) into action – building together.
Are you part of a movement?
Who are your true friends-in-integrity? 
Maybe there’s been a process about these themes too, over the Summer, under MARS retro?

 

Would you like to explore the FALL 2018 Astro Weather, in a circle, and as it shows up in YOUR life? 
Come join us in the Fall 2018 Astro Parlour, on TUE SEPT 25!
Here is the FB Event. 
In person / online participation possible.

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.

 

© 2018 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.
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!

End of LIBRA NEW MOON opposite URANUS: Diving into the Alchemy of Life! Awakening into the always-New & Free Self.

19 Oct

The LIBRA NEW MOON this year is only 3 days before the SUN enters SCO.

We’ve been experiencing a series of New Moons at the end of a Zodiac sign, since the Total Solar Eclipse on Aug 21 – on the very last degree of LEO.
The pattern continues until the end of the year. The SAG New Moon will be on Dec 17.

This is the New Moon following the Super VIRGO New Moon opposite CHIRON on Sept 19 which carried a lot of complex, nervous, and overwhelming energy, and was a call for flexibility in integrity.
How has your lunar month been???

Seems like more than a month has passed, since it was packed and loaded.
And we’re in a whole different season now…
So yeah, today Oct 19 at 12:12 pm PDT was the LI New Moon – on the cusp to SCO.
Please find its ‘birth chart’ below.
The transition from LI to SCO is a ‘Tipping Point’ energy (the scales tip, and choices lead to change) and also an  ‘Alchemy Point’ (‘ingredients’ of experiences may come together, and encounters with people may deeply touch us, and have transformational effects on us).
Falling in Love, Falling into Fall, Dying to the old Self and immersing into the Change….

 

What’s the MAGIC and ALCHEMY you’re stepping, falling, or diving into, these extreme and emotionally intense times?

Maybe you’ve come to a point where you say:
NO more playing games and strategizing, no more presenting yourself to others in a ‘convenient’ and conventional way to not rock the boat, no more compromising and compensating…
While deep inside (or barely under the surface) the authentic YOU is SO ready to be born / reborn (URANUS in ARIES) and LIVE.

  • What would ‘tip the scales’ of choices for you?
  • What’s the paradigm shift that’s about to happen now, or has already happened for you, that sets you FREE?

Maybe you’re done with inner relationship contracts (a LIBRAN thing) with self absorbed, overly dramatic, narcissistic, toxic (you name it) people in your life (in personal relationships, and ‘even’ with famous people ‘out there’ in public).
Don’t blame them and self-victimize, can’t change them. What do they mirror you?
We have to change from within. Themes around change are so BIG, and there are so many opportunities now – MERCURY / JUPITER both now in SCO.
See ‘Taboo Talk’ blog post from Oct 17.

Sometimes, the issues have to get big (JUPITER) to change (SCO).
Perhaps a theme of the whole JUPITER-in-SCO year (Oct 10, 2017 – Nov 9, 2018).

Through our deep inner change (SCO), the World we perceive (JU) changes. 
Disclaimer: This is not a call for a rose coloured spiritual bypassing, rather for a deeper immersion, and intimacy with Life that might appear scary at first.

 

This NEW MOON in LIBRA is in a sense like a FULL MOON, because of its polarity with URANUS in ARIES.

Liberating ‘Golden Boy’ Prometheus at the Rockefeller Centre NYC, surrounded by the Zodiac belt. Prometheus the Awakener is the Archetype related to the Planet Uranus!

 

Lots of tension, polarization, upset, tragedy and turmoil is going on these days (I don’t need to tell you, it’s everywhere…). Scary and unsettling indeed, yet it’s also deeply moving time that brings us fully into the moment (ARIES).

I had my mini share of acute URANian intervention these days:
The internet wasn’t working yesterday and today – made me once again realize how dependent we all are on the umbilical cable / wireless connection. And I couldn’t get to the blog either for that matter.
After a few diy attempts, calls to my internet company, a phase of being really nervous, since one technician said it’s an issue with my computer, and asked whether it’s still on warranty!, mutual Scorpionic detective work with a competent technician lady (didn’t give up, called again – LIBRA kicked in: finding a good ‘match’ in her), in the end, re-setting the router did the job.
If you don’t have an assigned technician and deal with who’s randomly on the other end it’s a hit and miss – and self-education along the line…
Ok, URANUS definitely brought me into the acuteness of the moment here.
Meditation and smudging during the New Moon time (before calling ‘the right person’) helped with inner and space reset. Seems like I was guided to intuitively do the right things…

So yeah, thank you for your patience with the AstroNews delivery!!!

I just researched, and found that since URANUS has been in ARIES (March 11, 2011), there have been LIBRA NEW MOONs exactly opposite URANUS every 2 years:
2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017 – today – wow!
The whole URANUS in ARIES phase since 2011 has been a series of wake-up calls (URANUS entered into ARIES on the day when the Fukushima catastrophy happened), and a mass Awakening of Humanity, politically / societally, and spiritually.

When URANUS goes into relationship with a New MOON in LIBRA peace, balance, and harmony can be quite disrupted and even shattered.
On another level, True Freedom, Awakening and Liberation is ripe to be brought into the realm of relatedness – which would show up in areas of life related to the LI – AR axis in your chart.

 

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The Self is like the Ocean – always New, Fresh, and Free – Photo by Melanie, Oct 2017

 

Apropos Freedom:
Last weekend, I was at a Krishnamurti retreat. K (as he’s being called) pointed out in a video:
What’s Freedom that has no opposite? Only this is true Freedom. 
What’s Love that has no opposite? Only this is true Love.

Deep, simple, radical truth pointers (a la SATURN now coming to the ‘Galactic Centre’ end phase of SAG…) that have stayed with me, and that I’ve shared with friends and clients.
With this in mind and heart, it’s not about a path of holding the balance between opposites of Freedom (URANUS in ARIES) and Relatedness (LIBRA) but the (pathless) point is to BE FREE, unconditionally, authentically, anywhere, everywhere.

And this could be a radical (URANUS) seed point (New MOON / ARIES) NOW.

 

Let’s take a look at the LIBRA NEW MOON chart!

The New Moon was today Oct 19 at 12:12 pm PDT.

LI NM 2017

So here it is, setting the tone for the next Lunar month:

What a striking gathering of SUN / MOON late LIBRA, next to JUPITER / MERCURY in early SCORPIO!
All four celestial bodies are wrapped around the ‘Alchemy Point’, from Earth perspective.
Right opposite (for the SUN and MOON exactly, today!) URANUS retro in late ARIES!

Perhaps also a reflection of the volatile scenario of a few crazy people playing with Uranium these days, while the scales may finally tip towards peaceful coexistence!

On the other hand, a wake-up call to be fully alive in THIS, experience the Magic and Alchemy of every moment, and drop into the Intimacy with Life.

The momentum goes towards SCORPIO:

  • The MOON will enter SCO (in her monthly cycle) today Oct 19 at 6:41 pm PDT – 6 hrs after the New Moon, and we might drop emotionally into intensely moving, cathartic processes.
  • The SUN will seasonably move into SCO on SUN-day Oct 22 at 10:27 pm PDT, for a month of bringing consciousness to change from within, and new empowerment from there.
    There’s a huge transformational boost round Oct 26, when the SUN meets mighty JUPITER in SCO (only once a year), and it’s also the day of the encounter of the CAP MOON with PLUTO – the ruler of SCO, pointing to emotional processing of old conditioning, and awareness of what’s been hidden, so that it may change for the better.
  • VENUS will join SCO on Nov 7 (until Dec 1), ‘exiled’ from ‘her’ Taurean domain. We’re drawn to  look under the surface of things, and discover hidden beauty in the dark and changeful.
    Don’t get too absorbed in a ‘magical black hole’, too many vampire movies, crime scenes, and personal power games though, as VENUS will go into conjunction with JUPITER on Nov 13, and into trine with NEPTUNE in PISCES on Nov 16. Rather channel the energy into deep immersion in the mystery of Life.
  • Lastly, MARS will go into SCO on Dec 9, when all the other archetypal players except JUPITER will have left SCO.  MARS will connect with JUPITER on Jan 7, 2018 – the last connection of a planet with JUPITER in SCO (until Oct / Nov 2018). New year’s purge? Definitely a lot of energy is available.

 

Also very prominent these days, as seen in the New Moon chart:
The Mutable T-square from MARS in late VIRGO (will move out of the alignment, and into LIBRA on Oct 22), opposite CHIRON retro in late PISCES, both square SATURN / LILITH in late SAG – the Galactic Centre!
A challenge / stress dynamic that needs an outlet at the late SAG apex.
Maybe you’ve felt overwhelmed, helpless, and disconnected – CHIRON in PI – (I did, literally, from the Internet…), and needed realignment ‘surgery’ and assertion of your integrity (MARS in VIR).

Connecting, asking for help, and doing spiritual practice with subtle energy brings things into flow again. When in a ‘rien ne va plus’ mode, it’s important to follow natural inner guidance (SATURN / LILITH in SAG) that knows… even if you don’t see the light.

LILITH and SATURN in late SAG connect in auspicious trine with URANUS retro in late ARIES (was for LILITH already exact on Oct 12 – see: me too ‘explosion’, will be for SATURN on Nov 11).

Trusting intuition, trying a completely new approach, re-set and re-start, seeing things from a fresh angle, and being fully present with what’s in front of you, step by step is the way to go.

Next up:
MARS will enter LIBRA on Oct 22 (until Dec 9) – Pursuit of Balance…?
On the same day (Oct 22) the SUN crosses over the Alchemy Point, and enters SCO. 
Stay tuned for the next AstroNews Blog post!

 

 

You’re invited to a private JUPITER in SCORPIO Deep Dive Session, during the first month of JUPITER in SCORPIO (10 / 10 – 11 / 11, 2017), where we intentionally, and with the astrological map & compass, plus the synchronistic support of Voyager Tarot & Animal Spirit cards, go into, and focus on:
  • What’s being cleared away now, from your ‘inner basement / closet’?
  • Where is deep transformation now possible in your Life, what does it take to go INTO it, and how do you meet the landscape you meet there?
  • What’s the Alchemy that presents itself?
  • What does that mean for your ‘outer’ world, above the surface?

You can find out more about the Deep Dive Sessions at my FB Page Event.
If you’re new to my services I welcome you to get in touch before booking, if you have preliminary questions, and to get to know each other a bit before we ‘dive in’.

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

 

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, for perspective at a crossroad or dilemma, and for empowered choices.

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 in being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships with others.
Plus, I can help you determine your powerful places on Planet Earth.

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over the 13 years I’ve been facilitating them become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, in person here in Victoria, or as an online participant, if deep synergy in an intimate (up to 6 participants) circle speaks to you!


Please find upcoming Astro~Experiences as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. YouTube videos, on my FB Page:
Astrology for Self Realization.
Welcome!

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

 

 

 

Sept 22: Fall Equinox / Mabon – Perfect Balance?

22 Sep

On the ‘symmetrical date’, at 1:02 pm PDT / 3:02 pm EDT / 9:02 pm GDT, the SUN will enter LIBRA.

 

Sydney Beach Circle

Amazing Sand Art by Jim Denevan, in Sydney AUS

 

Balance – Balance – Balance…

… is a big theme, not only at this seasonal time of year, and also for what’s been shown for a YEAR, with JUPITER in LIBRA (since Sept 9, 2016) coming to fruition now (JUPITER will enter SCO on Oct 10):

 

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

Wise choices result.

This year on FRI  Sept 22 at 1:02 pm PDT, the SUN crosses from VIRGO to LIBRA, the sacred point where ‘Perfect Balance’ resides:

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

Here’s a nice simple and clear astronomical illustration

 

Here is the chart of the FALL EQUINOX, as seen from Victoria BC.

Since it’ll be 1:02 pm PDT / 12:02 pm PST – that’s 2 min after exact noon, the SUN will be exactly overhead here on the West Coast, pointing at the Celestial Equator.
For some reason, my computer program gave me 1:05 pm PDT – 3 min later.

 

 

In the chart you also find:

PLUTO retro stationing in mid-CAP – to go direct / forward on Sept 28 – another still-point, to regenerate in simplicity, and listen to the wisdom of the BODY (the Sabian Symbol will tell us about it – blog post to come).

And MARS in VIR approaching opposition with NEPTUNE retro in PI (exact on Sept 24):
All the hustle around getting things straight and organized – can you release and let it go? Or, to build the bridge from VIR to PI: go with the flow, allow things to come together, and do your part.
Spiritual practice helps, and brings us (back) into Balance. Perhaps a new commitment to it, after the VIRGO New Moon and Equinox?

 

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

 

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Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Mabon – Fall Equinox – related to the West.

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

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

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

 

In the Southern hemisphere, SPRING returns.

Happy Spring Equinox, dear friends in the Southern Lands of Planet Earth!

 

 

Would you like to explore the FALL 2017 Astro Weather, in a circle, and as it shows up in YOUR life? 
Come join us in the Fall 2017 Astro Parlour, next Tue Sept 26!
Here is the FB Event. All welcome, and online participation possible.

 

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.

 

© 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 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!

 

 

Week of 5 Festivals – May there Be Peace on Earth! May it Begin Within!

19 Sep

What a transition week from Summer to Fall!!!
Let’s ground out what’s wound up!

FIVE Festivals from Sept 19 / 20 to 22!

Interesting, quite telling sequence. No ‘accident’.

Sept 19 / 20
The late VIRGO New Moon at 27°27′

Nice alignment in symmetry, very apropos late VIR.
The Harvest of Summer is IN, and being put on the scales of LIBRA.
… as the daylight and night time are equal now, and the nights are getting longer than the days.
How can we be in ‘Perfect Balance’ (impossible ‘on the outside’ where Life is always a dynamic balancing act)?
I’d rather suggest: Let’s do the work, and do the practice (which by the way IS perfect 🙂 ) that brings balance, harmony, and good relations into our life and into the world!

Please find a separate blog post for the VIRGO New Moon. SO much in it…

 

Sept 21
International Day of Peace
PEACE is ever so important NOW.

In Astrology, the importance of PEACE is ever so emphasized now too, with the biggest bodies in the Solar System book-ending LIBRA end of Sept / early Oct! 

On Friday Sept 22, the SUN will move into LIBRA where symmetry, balance, negotiation, right relationship, and PEACE are big themes.
On Oct 10, JUPITER will leave LIBRA where it has resided since Sept 9, 2016 – to show and actually magnify for us how important wise choices, good relationships, synergy, balance, and ultimately: PEACE are.

To inaugurate the International Day of Peace, the United Nations Peace Bell is rung at UN Headquarters (in New York City). The bell is cast from coins donated by children from all continents except Africa, and was a gift from the United Nations Association of Japan, as “a reminder of the human cost of war”; the inscription on its side reads, “Long live absolute world peace”.

Which makes me wonder… absolute is another ideal of perfection, removed from human reality and provokes to be challenged. So I’d take the a word out, and would say more humbly:
May there be Peace on Earth. And may it Begin Within.
And:
United We = Humanity Stand (and divided we fall).
Speaking of United Nations, States, countries, and any group.

I was hesitant for a moment to use this quote because it’s been ironically abused so often to bring people together against another group!
May this one, and many other manipulative and destructive endeavours shall be unmasked and transformed, as JUPITER goes into SCORPIO (on Oct 10)!

 

As well, this year on Sept 21:
Rosh Hashannah – The Jewish New Year

Shalom – Peace


Rosh Hashannah is also a Day of Judgment… (whoa, check out the Wiki description)

It actually begins at sundown on Sept 20, and goes until nightfall on Sept 22.
With many religious observances for the Jewish practitioners.
The Jewish New Year follows a lunar calendar.

I’m always interested in the origin of things 🙂 which gives a clue of its simple essence that might have gotten lots of complex overtones.
This is what Wiki says:
“The earliest origins of the Hebrew New Year are connected to the beginning of the economic year in the agricultural societies of the ancient Near East. The New Year was the beginning of the cycle of sowing, growth, and harvest, the latter marked by its own set of major agricultural festivals. The Semites in general set the beginning of the new year in autumn, while other ancient civilizations such as the Persians or Greeks chose Spring for that purpose, in both cases the primary reason being agricultural – the time of sowing the seed and of bringing in the harvest.”

In that sense, it also connects with the theme we have end of VIRGO / early LIBRA:

VIRGO Harvest Time turning into LIBRA’s weighing / balancing / negotiating – fair market exchange, and relationships, also Harvest Festivals where people come together to celebrate as the work is done, after hopefully a fruitful harvest.
Makes me think of the origin of the Oktoberfest too (my family origin turf – my dad was from Munich, and I grew up in Bavaria).

Good to ground out all these otherwise very abstract and often religiously abused concepts of Power over, instead of the Power of Nature and her cycles of the year….

 

And, also this year on Sept 21:
Muharram – the Islamic New Year

Co-existence under the Star (of David) and the (Islamic) Moon

It actually begins in the evening of Sept 21, and ends in the evening of Sept 22.
The Islamic festivals also follow a lunar calendar.
With the sighting of the new moon the Islamic New Year is ushered in. The first month, Muharram, is one of the four sacred months that Allah has mentioned in the Quran: Muharram, Rajab, Dhu al-Qi’dah, and Dhu al-Hijjah. Even before Islam came, Quraish and Arabs as a whole knew the sanctity of the months and were forbidden to wage wars on those months.

It’s strikingly coincidental that this year both the Jewish and the Islamic New Year fall on the International Day of Peace!!!
YES!
Let there be PEACE on EARTH!
Starts here. You are here. We are here to…

 

 

Sept 22:
Fall Equinox / Mabon – Perfect Balance

On the ‘symmetrical date’, at 1:02 pm PDT / 3:02 pm EDT / 9:02 pm GDT, the SUN will enter LIBRA.

 

Sydney Beach Circle

Amazing Sand Art by Jim Denevan, in Sydney AUS

 

Balance – Balance – Balance…

… is a big theme, not only at this seasonal time of year, and also for what’s been shown for a YEAR, with JUPITER in LIBRA (since Sept 9, 2016) coming to fruition now (JUPITER will enter SCO on Oct 10):

 

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

Wise choices result.

This year on FRI  Sept 22 at 1:02 pm PDT, the SUN crosses from VIRGO to LIBRA, the sacred point where ‘Perfect Balance’ resides:

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

Here’s a nice simple and clear astronomical illustration

 

Here is the chart of the FALL EQUINOX, as seen from Victoria BC.

Since it’ll be 1:02 pm PDT / 12:02 pm PST – that’s 2 min after exact noon, the SUN will be exactly overhead here on the West Coast, pointing at the Celestial Equator.
For some reason, my computer program gave me 1:05 pm PDT – 3 min later.

 

 

In the chart you also find:

PLUTO retro stationing in mid-CAP – to go direct / forward on Sept 28 – another still-point, to regenerate in simplicity, and listen to the wisdom of the BODY (the Sabian Symbol will tell us about it – blog post to come).

And MARS in VIR approaching opposition with NEPTUNE retro in PI (exact on Sept 24):
All the hustle around getting things straight and organized – can you release and let it go? Or, to build the bridge from VIR to PI: go with the flow, allow things to come together, and do your part.
Spiritual practice helps, and brings us (back) into Balance. Perhaps a new commitment to it, after the VIRGO New Moon and Equinox?

 

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

 

celticwheeloftheyear

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Mabon – Fall Equinox – related to the West.

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

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

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

 

In the Southern hemisphere, SPRING returns.

Happy Spring Equinox, dear friends in the Southern Lands of Planet Earth!

 

Would you like to explore the FALL 2017 Astro Weather, in a circle, and as it shows up in YOUR life? 
Come join us in the Fall 2017 Astro Parlour, next Tue Sept 26!
Here is the FB Event. All welcome, and online participation possible.

 

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.

 

© 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 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!

 

 

 

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

30 Sep

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Equi-nox literally means in Latin: Equal night.

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

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

 

YinYang Infinite

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

Examples:

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

LIBRA Perspective Astro Focus Sessions, Oct 1 – 20

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/848020545335051/

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

A Fuller Picture…

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Sabian Symbol for the New Moon Degree:

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

9° LI says:

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

 

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Sistine Chapel (Vatican), Ceiling by Michelangelo

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2016

 

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VENUS into LIBRA (Aug 29 – Sept 23) * The Beauty Way…

29 Aug
VENUS is now on the ‘Design Point’ / ‘Perfect Balance Point’ at the very end of VIRGO (where ‘she’ would have magnetized lots of ‘to do’s’ / diy’s, but also being in alignment with our sacred work), and will enter LIBRA this evening at 07:07 pm.
‘Vertical alignment’ with ‘Higher Self’ (VIRGO) turns into ‘horizontal alignment’ with a Partner and ‘good match’ in many ways.
 
VENUS loves LIBRA, and vice versa….
We are drawn to beauty and harmony, attraction and grace, the arts and culture.
 
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Birth of Venus (La Nascenza di Venere) by Sandro Botticelli (the painting is in the Uffici in Firenze)

 
May we Walk in Beauty!
May we find Beauty in all daily things, big or small!
May we see Beauty in one another!
 
Beauty-full invocation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHitW9IJ4YQ
 
VENUS will be in ‘her’ own sign LIBRA until Sept 23.
 
The world mirrors and we attract what we see and send out.
Let’s cultivate the fine art and dance of relatedness, reciprocity, synergy, and peace.
Oh – and we might be drawn to weigh and balance all these options we have attracted to ourselves – always a give and take…
Let’s cultivate inner Balance, choose, and dance with that.
 
VENUS will be in LIBRA until Sept 23, ushering JUPITER into LIBRA as well, on 09 / 09!
Johfra Bosschart: LIBRA

Johfra Bosschart: LIBRA

If we have SUN, MOON, Planets, Asteroids, and sensitive points (AC, DC, MC, IC, Nodes…) in LIBRA they’ll be a magnet for the next 3 1/2 weeks, via VENUS.
VENUS’s journey through LIBRA will have a few ‘dates’ with other planetary dancers:
  • On Sept 3, the (by then New) MOON will welcome VENUS more fully into LIBRA. Maybe we literally attract a New Home that is a good match, harmonious and beautiful. Good Family Relations is a nice way of expressing this energy also.
  • On Sept 7, VENUS will sextile SATURN (in SAG), and quincunx NEPTUNE (in PI – both in square with each other): Commitment on the Heart Path (SATURN in SAG) and Surrender into What-IS (NEPTUNE in PI where VENUS is exalted) attract naturally.
  • On Sept 11 (yes, also the 15th anniversary of Ground Zero in NYC), VENUS will square PLUTO (which is retro / stationary – going direct on Sept 26) in CAP: Love is beyond what dies and transforms…
  • On Sept 17 / 18, VENUS will go into quincunx with CHIRON retro in PI, and opposite URANUS retro in ARIES: Yes, we attract what makes us vulnerable – to find our ‘Medicine’ through that journey. And to set ourselves FREE.
  • On Sept 19, VENUS will sextile MARS in SAG: Let’s Walk the Beauty Way and the Heart Path!
 
 

 

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