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* AR – LI Harvest Full Moon and SuperMoon(!) / TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE, with LILITH on the Equinox Point (Sept 27 / 28) :: Radical Renewal in Right Relationship. Entering New Dimensions.

26 Sep

Radical Renewal in Right Relationship.

Entering New Dimensions.

Awakening and Ascension?

Balance Leads to Authentic Action.

 

September has been building up to a main Celestial Event 2015:
The SuperMoonTotal Lunar Eclipse on Sept 27 / 28.

Total Lunar Eclipse 6Harvest Moon
It will be also the Harvest Moon (closest Full Moon to Fall Equinox). The Full Moon will be exact just after Moonrise on the West Coast – see Astro chart below.
Some call it ‘Blood Moon’ – ecliptic red, not just orangey Harvest Moon. Definitely a sight to behold!

Here is a first very brief nice illustration, with a few interesting facts about the SuperMoon Total Lunar Eclipse Tetrad, and how rare it is.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/how-to-watch-sept-27-tota-lunar-eclipse-from-anywhere-in-the-world/57500/

 

What is a SuperMoon?

That’s the case when the Moon is closest to the Earth (also called: at its perigee), as it turns into a Full Moon.
Total eclipses of Super Full Moons are rare. According to NASA, they have only occurred 5 times in the 1900s – in 1910192819461964 and 1982. After the Sept 27 / 28 Total Lunar Eclipse, a SuperMoon eclipse will not happen again for another 18 years, until Oct 8, 2033. http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/facts-lunar-eclipse.html

The Full Eclipse starts from Victoria perspective at 7:11 pm PDT, and ends at 8:23 pm PDT. Good visualization here: http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/canada/victoria

The areas on the Earth where the Eclipse is visible, and where its path will be overhead tend to be more affected by the energy of the Eclipse, for the next months to come, and beyond. The path is quite wide, spanning the Americas, the Atlantic, Greenland, Arctic, Antarctic, Africa, and Europe. Can’t help thinking again of the UN Climate Conference in Paris end of Nov / early Dec http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en.

 
The rising SuperMoon looks larger and brighter, and the Total Lunar Eclipse adds to the picture! Lucky us, here on the West Coast, to be able to see the SuperMoon rise – A little pay-off though (ahh, with the Libran energy there’s gotta be give and take J ): From our perspective, the Eclipse will already have started when the Moon rises. Most importantly though: Let’s hope for clear skies – weather looks promising.

This is also the last Total Lunar Eclipse of FOUR in a row – a Tetrad.  Another rarity!

Remember? The first three eclipses of the Tetrad took place on Apr 15, 2014Oct 8, 2014 and on Apr 4, 2015.

In other words, all of these Total Lunar Eclipses happened in LI – AR, with the Totally Eclipsed Moon either in LI (Apr 15, 2014, and Apr 4, 2015) or in AR (Oct 8, 2014, and Sept 27 / 28, 2015).

Eclipses connect with the Lunar Nodes (they occur when the SUN and the MOON are lined up with the Lunar Nodes – you can see that in the Astro chart below), and it is striking that the Tetrad was completely contained in the 1 ½ year period of the South Node in AR, and the North Node in LI – from March 2014 until Oct 2015!

What’s the message re: the soon ending phase of the South Node in AR and the North Node in LI – since we’ve gotten it presented 4 times in a row, with TOTAL Lunar Eclipses!?
By the way, the Nodes travel backwards in the Zodiac – you might have wondered how come we are at the end of the AR – LI phase now as the Nodes are at the beginning of these signs.

Let’s see what the upcoming one – in completion mode – another ‘HARVEST MOON’ sense -, is showing us:

A strong early LIBRA incentive, via SUN, North Node, Lilith, and Mercury retro, approaching the SUN.
Any opposition, esp. a Full Moon (in all the 4 Tetrad Eclipses, including the upcoming one) has also a LIBRA undertone. Balance, consideration, reconciliation of ‘opposites’, best of both worlds are the themes.
The eclipsed South Node ARIES Full MOON, not far from URANUS shows what to ‘breathe out’ and release, and the LIBRAN ‘players’ show what to ‘breathe in’ while balancing the complementary sides:

:: Well considered choices, based on what’s a genuinely good match and synergy for who we naturally are (LILITH in LI) receive a boost.
:: Primal and stressful adrenaline rush inducing fight / flight reactions get a thumbs down, and are on the ‘outflow’ and being released now. Check out how much you have been in this place, often based on fear or scarcity or survival mode.
:: Time to embrace the invitation into partnership, synergy, win-win, balance (incl. balancing the inner Masculine and Feminine).
:: A balance, and best of AR / LI can look like: Authentic choices, being fully yourself while partnering up with who or what is a good match for you.

:: Showing up (AR) as a Warrior of Peace, Fairness, Justice (LI).
This Eclipse is very RELEVANT for everyone with SUN, MOON, AC, PLANETS in (esp. early) ARIES and / or LIBRA, but also in (esp. early) CANCER / CAP.

 

 Arcimboldo_Autumn

LI / AR Renaissance seasonal Art contribution:
Vertumnus / Autumn (portrait of Emperor Rudolf II as the Roman god of metamorphoses…)
Most famous painting by Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527 – 1593)

PLUTO’s (the big transformer!) turnaround that just happened last night, Sept 24 / 25 is a huge catalyst for this Ecliptic liberating and re-balancing effect.

This month’s culmination of cathartic, catalytic energies through the Eclipse connects with a parallel time in Spring, as we had a Total Lunar Eclipse on April 4 – while PLUTO was about to go retro (on April 16). Now it’s also Harvest Time of this process.

An inner, preparatory process it’s been, with PLUTO retro since April (every year, by the way, over the last years, PLUTO goes retro in April and direct in Sept.).

In mid CAP where PLUTO presently sits – loosely squaring the Eclipse axis in AR – LI, we’ve been faced with what sustains and what doesn’t sustain our own life / survival (AR), and the survival of life forms incl. human life, on Planet Earth, and what is required to keep the Balance (LI).

Which of course means in personal, practical terms: Work / Lifestyle / Relationship / Wellness choices that bring or bring us out of balance. In collective terms, communities and countries, humanity as a whole is faced with choices – NOW (AR – LI).

Spiritually – influencing everything: Balance in the Equinoctial Still-Point, and in the inner Hub of the Wheel is what allows for radical liberation (URANUS in ARIES, approached by the MOON) and awake presence in the NOW.

In the meantime, low vibrational ARIES qualities that sap precious life energy (fight-flight, rushing, competitive and stress mode, me-first, egotism, survival mode, the war-zone of life, war itself) are being released with this Eclipse. Note: released, reads as: they do come out of the system.

The Emergence of and Awakening into a new Consciousness, some call it Ascension, is being birthed: AR SuperMOON / PLUTO / URANUS.

The ARIES MOON will square stationary PLUTO about 13 hrs after the Eclipse, on Sept 28 at 8:56 am PDT, and will connect with URANUS about 23 hrs after the Eclipse, on Sept 28 at 6:30 pm PDT.

The SABIAN SYMBOL for the Full Moon degree (4°40’ AR) says, very aptly:

5° ARIES 

Morpho rhetenor rhetenor MHNT

Morpho rhetenor rhetenor MHNT

“A TRIANGLE WITH WINGS.

Keynote: The Capacity for Self-Transcending.

This is the symbol of the desire to reach a higher level of existence, of pure aspiration or devotion, of bhakti. What has emerged in the first phase of the process of differentiation is becoming aware of the possibility of further up-reachings. The principle of ‘levitation’ is seen as one of the two essential factors in evolution. The emergent being glorifies and deifies it, but it is still only an ideal. At this stage, nevertheless, the whole being experiences a childlike longing for its eventual realization.

At this point the last and synthesizing stage of the first five-fold unit in the cyclic process is reached. A NEW DIMENSION of being is envisioned mobilizing creative endeavours.”

What a signature to activate our raw, childlike qualities (AR) of up reaching, innovate and create from a new dimensionality!

As we step into relationship (LI) with that born-NOW quality and become it (AR), we show up as we are, ‘naked’ and genuine.

SATURN in SAG in trine to the AR MOON supports the Self to inspire and ‘shoot from the heart’. SATURN’s sextile to the early LI stellium shows how this can be very synergistic and create authentic partnership.

 
The Full Moon will be exact on Sunday Sept 27 at 7:51 pm PDT – just after the maximum Total Lunar Eclipse, at 7:47 pm PDT.

Totality starts at 7:11 pm PDT  and ends at 8:23 pm PDT, from Victoria perspective, see: http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/canada/victoria

Here is the AR – LI FULL MOON chart (set up for Victoria BC, our ‘usual’ reference point), with the MOON / South Node in the 12th house (just risen), not far from URANUS, the SUN, LILITH, North Node, and MERCURY retro in LIBRA in the 6th house, and PLUTO sitting stationary (just out of retro, as of Sept 24) right overhead (from West Coast perspective) at Full Moon / height of Eclipse time, squared by MERCURY retro in LI.

 

AR - LI FM TLE 2015

What does deep, timeless, soulful (PLUTO) inner authority say to all this? Where is integrity as we meet the challenges of our time?

Beyond mind games (which MERCURY retro shows so well)… the mind can make a case for anything – watch and catch inner debates (MERCURY retro in LI).

The time is also near when MERCURY meets the SUN – Sept 30: The ‘Day of Enlightening Insight’, and ‘New Mercury’.
Mind meets Consciousness. An important RE-balancing effect: Spirit can be rather in the ‘driver’s seat’ again, rather than Mind running the show (Mercury retro is all about that).

The Eclipse also catalyzes the Enlightening Insight and ‘New Mercury’:
MERCURY Retro in LI meets the SUN on Sept 30

MERCURY goes direct again, on the Ecliptic North Node Point(!) on Oct 9

And isn’t it interesting that Mercury goes the furthest retro to and direct again from 0°55’ LI – that’s right at the first degree of LI where the North Node will be on the Eclipse! The ‘Perfect Balance’ Point again.

Honest to God/dess, I did not read the SABIAN SYMBOL for 1° LI (well, I had read it long time ago…. – the power of the unconscious mind?) before I chose an image for 5° AR – A Triangle with Wings, see above…

So here we go – takes it to another level yet:

1° LIBRA 

Morpho rhetenor rhetenor MHNT

Morpho rhetenor rhetenor MHNT

“IN A COLLECTION OF PERFECT SPECIMENS OF MANY BIOLOGICAL FORMS, A BUTTERFLY DISPLAYS THE BEAUTY OF ITS WINGS, ITS BODY IMPALED BY A FINE DART.

Keynote: The immortal archetypal reality that a perfect and dedicated life reveals.”

Here comes a very long, deep description – too much to transcribe at this point –

… The perfect butterfly thus represents the outcome of the process of discipleship symbolized by the sign of Virgo. From then on, a new process begins, that of collectivization; at the very core of that process the perfect form of Man must remain a standard of value if this process is to be valid and meaningful…”

May our journey with Mercury retro (and the North Node!) reveal more insights about this theme!

Many blessings for the HARVEST FULL MOON TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE!

On a practical note: Could you use a MERCURY RETRO Surviving & Thriving Kit, now as we’re right IN it?

Voila! From my ASTRO~NEWS Blog https://lichtsite.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/mercury-retro-sept-17-oct-9-getting-stormy-on-sept-9-surviving-thriving-kit/

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* FALL EQUINOX (Sept 23) – Perfect Balance

21 Sep

* FALL EQUINOX (Sept 23) – Perfect Balance

 Sydney Beach Circle

Amazing Sand Art by Jim Denevan

Balance – Balance – Balance…

… is a big theme at this seasonal time of year, and also for what’s been up recently and is coming to fruition now:

~ Sept 12 / 13 New Moon / Partial Solar Eclipse with VIR – PI with Balance theme.

~ LUNAR NORTH NODE, and LILITH, both presently in very early LI, on the cusp of the Equinox Point = with the EQUINOX SUN.

~ MERCURY retro in LIBRA

~ FALL EQUINOX

~ Sept 27 / 28 TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE / Full Moon in early ARIES / LIBRA

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

Wise choices result.

The SUN crosses from VIRGO to LIBRA this year on WED Sept 23 at 1:22 am PDT, 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 crosses exactly above the Equator!

Nice simple and clear astronomical illustration: http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/september-equinox.html#what

Equi-nox literally means in Latin: Equal night.

 

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

Check out the LUNAR NORTH NODE and LILITH, both presently in very early LI, with the EQUINOX SUN, between Partial Solar and Total Lunar Eclipse.

Fall Equinox 2015

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.

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.

 

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

In the Southern hemisphere, SPRING returns.

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

* MERCURY RETRO SURVIVING & THRIVING KIT! (Sept 17 – Oct 9 – getting ‘stormy’ on Sept 9)

7 Sep

* MERCURY RETRO SURVIVING & THRIVING KIT!

What on Earth and in the heavens is going on?

Yes, it’s the era of massive global awakening and transformational shifts, mirrored by our transpersonal ‘friends’ Uranus in mid Aries and Pluto in mid Capricorn, and the TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE Harvest Moon on Sept 27 / 28 is on the horizon – catalyzing shifts in consciousness.
You’ll find updates here on the Astro~News Blog about these major events in the next while.

But what’s with all the technology, media, and communication glitches that have sneaked in again lately?

Bingo! Another MERCURY RETRO is in the making.

As those of you know who have been reading my Mercury retro support notes (or even advocacy) 3 times a year over the last years,

M-r isn’t necessarily ‘BAD’ news.

In a nutshell, with M-r, the Messenger Archetype – our MIND – is being adjusted, while temporarily operating differently than ‘usually’, to tune into and be REbalanced, and REcalibrated to a ‘New Mercury’ (hey, what’s that???).

 

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

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

Mercury doing its retro somersaults again...

Mercury doing its retro somersaults again…

So all groovy?

Well, trickster times ARE upon us, and a few practical hints can’t hurt… 😉

Like myself, you might have already noticed glitches over the last while that required adjusting and clarifying communication, REsending emails, and making sure you and your partner are talking about the same thing. I said Partner – yes, Libra translates into: You are talking with a Communication Partner!

The all-time relevant bumper sticker message becomes very timely again: “Don’t believe everything you think!”

You think / they think, you think they think…. it goes on…. Talk to the real person, is one of the key essential M-r wisdom pieces.

Under one of the last M-r phases, I saw a REfreshing Facebook message from a friend pointing out how REdundant and time consuming the prevalent habit of texting is.

What a perfect example! Pick up the PHONE, or meet Face-to-Face! Mercury retro REminds us to adjust communication to a more effective way again – which may well be the old fashioned groovy phoning and meeting for coffee… take time, and get to know the person better whom you ‘thought’ / assumed you communicated with. Get away from the technology mediated connection, and see ‘your people’ in front of you, for that  one-on-one intimacy that an email / message just wouldn’t do. You may save yourself a big ‘detour’ if you meet them face-to-face.

The changing mode of communication could have also brought a REnewed openness for breakthroughs and paradigm shifting AHA effects. Now under the beginning M-r mode we more easily bypass the rational censor, trust intuition, truly address what needs to be talked about (rather than niceties and ‘pseudo talk’), are able to intuitively pick up now what wasn’t communicated before, and where loose ends were left open. Ahhh, all that LIBRAN weighing and pondering in head space is fine and dandy, but you wanna meet your friends again in real life and connect from the heart, won’t you?

Even though you might make plans, and expect things to go a certain way circumstances might have a ‘mind of their own’. When you’re are asked to change the original ‘plan A’ things might get a little ‘mixed up’, but that can be a good thing, since it REquires and teaches us flexibility. Often, we are afraid we might inconvenience others with changing plans, but a different plan might work best and be most effective for everybody anyway.

"How can I be connected with the Quantum Field?" you may ask.... You ARE IN the Quantum Field. That's like a dolphin asking, 'How can I be connected with the ocean?"

“How can I be connected with the Quantum Field?” you may ask….
You ARE IN the Quantum Field.
That’s like a dolphin asking, ‘How can I be connected with the ocean?”

 

Here is the ‘itinerary’ of the MERCURY RETRO-SPHERE’ in LIBRA:

AUG 27:
MERCURY entered LIBRA, and also the pre-retro SHADOW is at the first degree of LI until which it will go retro).
Have you had any pre-monitions, foreshadowing effects, early ‘symptoms’?

SEPT 9:
MERCURY enters the pre-retro STORM (very slow, almost stationary phase before the ‘U-turn’):
Shall I stay or shall I go? Shall I choose this or that? Wait a minute: Observing what’s going on in the mind is more important than ‘making the right decision’ at this point.

SEPT 17:
MERCURY goes RETRO at 15:55 LIBRA (right in the centre!).
The busy outward focused mind is invited to go inward.
Perhaps to REflect on the areas / themes above. Perhaps to REconnect with people from the past, rather randomly and magically than via personal plan and ‘negotiation’.

SEPT 30:
MERCURY retro and the SUN unite – The ‘Day of Enlightening Insight’, and ‘New Mercury’.
Inner Mind meets Consciousness. An important re-balancing effect: Spirit can be rather in the ‘driver’s seat’ again, rather than Mind running the show (Mercury retro is all about that).

OCT 9:
MERCURY goes DIRECT (forward from Earth perspective) again, however stays in the slow ‘U-turn’ ‘STORM’ until OCT 13.
What and how do you choose now?
Peace of MIND?!

OCT 24:
MERCURY leaves the post-retro shadow.
A new Balance is being integrated.

 

Here are my seasoned and seasonal 14 Mercury retro tips, valid for the whole phase of pre-retro storm (starts Sept 9), actual Mercury retro phase (exact Sept 17 – Oct 9), and extending into post-retro stationary ‘storm’ (until Oct 13), and post-retro shadow time (until Oct 24):

 

1) Be easy on yourself while getting into the groove of things.

It usually takes a week or so to adjust to the different mode. Hopefully, you have taken the pre-retro shadow phase as an adjustment, and aren’t being ‘hit’ by the wild ‘storm’, from Sept 9 on.

2) Be mindful.

There is a tendency for the mind to be distracted and all over the place, to loose and misplace things and thoughts that later have to be REtrieved again. Avoid getting scattered and disorganized, but also let go of your attachments and take it easy on your need to be in control. Practice being present with any person you communicate with, and any situation and function ‘at hand’. Don’t lose sight of what’s significant and a priority, in the face of the apparently urgent ‘little’ things which can easily be an accumulation of distractions. Watch how you might actually indulge in distractions – to avoid…? what?

3) Retro is an inwards / backwards oriented energy.

A good way of aligning with that quality is meditation and mindfulness. It’s also an excellent opportunity (if not necessity) to deal with ‘old unfinished business’and with ‘loose ends’, to clear communication themes from the past, often carried over from a previous M-r time (last one was in May / June, REmember?).

4) RE- everything!
Every M-r phase is a great time to attune and invite basically everything that starts with ‘RE-‘, like: RE-visit and RE-address, RE-align, REad, RE-treat, RE-pair, RE-boot, RE-group, RE-consider, RE-arrange, RE-place, you name it… makes sense, eh?

Another REason for pointing out all these RE-activities: During Mercury retro (which also has a karmic undertone), we less likely get away with being sloppy, and with procrastinating or neglecting REsidual communication issues with people from the past. They come up / it comes up like a mirror in – basically any communication with others (under Mercury in LIBRA).

5) Talk about what REally matters.

Ask questions (rather than making assumptions or ‘decreeing’). Inquire and observe like a scientist. And check out how what people say very often comes from a need to be heard in their story and wound, even if that might be overcompensated by the ego. Meet them from the heart and from conscious spirit.

6) A direct, authentic and lively dialogue

…can open up opportunities to co-create, and support one another in our alienating information society, and touch on other more important subjects that e-correspon-dance just wouldn’t allow for. When a conversation takes a different direction than the ‘planned’ and anticipated purpose it can lead to an even more important outcome. Trust the process.

7) Choose the clearest and most direct mode of communication available.

Phone or skype rather than emailing/messaging, meet them in person rather than phone, to make sure an actual dialogue happens. Look them in the eyes and feel out their presence, rather than just engaging in a factual monologue, via email / messaging, with the assumption you know what they think, or that they know what you think AND feel. Do they? Do you, really?

Consider communicating in several ways and via different media, to make sure the message comes across – a bigger chance to reach them. But also, keep in mind and heart that because people’s minds can be all over the place now, communication might be scattered and incomplete, or prone to assumptions: “I thought you got my email!!!”. Or it might actually be a monologue when you write to someone: Are you just thinking out loud as you ‘communicate’, or are you actually suggesting something to them?

Which brings us to…

8) Be mindful how you communicate with others. Watch your words and your language.

Put yourself in their position (so LIBRAN), take ownership and responsibility (MERCURY in square with PLUTO in CAP) for your mental and emotional processes, rather than pouting, blaming and judging (possibly based on lack of communication). Be curious and compassionate. Ask questions. Be mindful of the words and language you use. The LIBRA North Node not far from MERCURY suggests: Put yourself in their shoes. How might they understand what you just said? It’s not about pleasing, rather a reminder of social skills that makes human interaction better.

9) Be clear and precise with commitments, if you HAVE TO (do you really?) sign an agreement now that can’t wait.

The Zodiac field of LIBRA, where Mercury goes retro, is all about give-and-receive, balance, relationship. Is what you are about to agree upon the only option? Is it possible that you learn more by doing research and speaking to people that could inform your decisions, over the next month?
Check whether you have understood and been understood correctly, and REpeat / REphrase back to the other person. Avoid signing an agreement before you have all the necessary information (often only after Mercury retro is over!). That applies especially to the area in your life that relates to the house where early / mid LIBRA is in your chart (e.g. 7th house: relationships, 4th house: home / family).

10) Under M-r, the odds for fabulous unexpected synchronicities are 99%…

…as we act more intuitively, are REleased from the ordinary conditioned mind, let synchronistic guidance come in, and allow the spontaneous intervention of the universe to show us our interconnectedness. With the LIBRA energy, we can see our RElatedness to all-that-is.

11) M-r is a good time to RE-connect with people you have lost sight of.

With the LIBRA flavour, people might come back into your life whom you have had a RElationship connection and inner soul contract with but for some REason have lost touch with. It’s also a good time to REvisit REsidual communication that’s not complete, or wasn’t possible for a while. I bet there will be a lot to learn, on different levels. Chances are good that you REconnect with people from the domain of the house where LIBRA is located in your chart (e.g. 7th house: significant others, 9th house: foreign countries, studies…)

12) When ‘glitches’ occur, be fluid and flexible like quicksilver (Mercury’s metal).

Think “shift happens”, don’t judge or blame yourself or others for not being ‘perfect’ and making ‘mistakes’, and turn the paradigm around: What could be the opportunity and funny side in this mishap? REframe your way of thinking about things. And entertain the possibility that subconsciously, you might have agreed upon a wild alternative to the original ‘plan A’ which – who knows? – might lead to something new and better and more fun and playful than what the ‘normal’, ‘usual’, ‘regular’, and most ‘efficient’ (controlling) mind set could have come up with?

13) Enjoy those unintentional puns, slips, and new connections in the mind.

Be creative and brainstorm – esp. together with your Mercury retro friends

14) If you would like to know…

  1. a) whether you are a member of the RETRO CLUB (born under Mercury retro, as yours truly)
  2. b) in which part of life the retro trickster would likely play tricks on / with you
  3. c) how to benefit from and work WITH the energy,

feel welcome to get in touch with your Astrologer.

MERCURY in LIBRA (Aug 27 – Nov 1!) to go RETRO: REflective and REbalancing.

27 Aug

MERCURY just entered LIBRA this morning (8:44 am PDT) – for a VERY long forth and back and forth journey in the energy field of ‘The Scales’, until NOV 1!

Mercury Pajou (at the Louvre, Paris) Seems Libran / Scorpionic to me :-)

Mercury, by A. Pajou (Louvre, Paris).
A very LIBRAN Mercury… taking a REflective rest.

You guessed it:
MERCURY will go RETRO soon, on SEPT 17 (incidentally the day when SATURN enters SAG), until OCT 9.

Under this extended MERCURY in LIBRA phase MIND will be RE-calibrated. WHAT we think about Libran affairs (partnership, relationship, give and receive, inner feminine and masculine, fairness, justice, balance…) and – perhaps even more importantly so – HOW our mind operates will change and be RE-balanced.

Perhaps you are at this point faced with making decisions – or: you are offered choices (how does that sound?), which is the feminine side of the equation (to balance out our collective masculine mind-set), esp. related to the area of your life where LIBRA is in your chart (e.g. 10th house: career, 2nd house: business / finances, 6th house: lifestyle, work, health, etc.).
Consider that the choices we would make now will not be the choices we make after the process. Which doesn’t mean, be in limbo, frozen, on the fence, until November…

IF you feel you are torn between equally valid options, observe THAT.
Mindfulness (rather than our ‘usual’ mind-full-ness), in other words, observing what the mind is doing, from an inner center that is not the mind itself, is good medicine any time, esp. under Mercury retro, esp. in LIBRA.
Any mind balancing tools will come handy these days.
Also, when the left hemisphere of rational, analytical thinking is getting too strong, find balance through creative flow.

Forgotten about dance, arts, culture for its own sake?
Thinking about people and activities that have been very complementary for you – maybe because they bring something into your life that you would neglect otherwise?
This would be the time to re-connect.

A few key words for MERCURY in LIBRA:
The weighing mind.
Balance of the right and left hemisphere.
Balance of the inner masculine and feminine.

LIBRA rules the following areas – our mind will change around them:
Relationship.
Fairness, justice, law.
Arts and culture.

Wherever LIBRA is in your chart (house, planets, AC, Sun, Moon) that’s where MERCURY will travel, REactivate, and REbalance.

Here is the ‘itinerary’ of the MERCURY RETRO-SPHERE’ in LIBRA:

AUG 27 (today):
MERCURY enters LIBRA, and also the pre-retro SHADOW is at the first degree of LI until which it will go retro).
Any pre-monitions, foreshadowing effects, early ‘symptoms’?

SEPT 9:
MERCURY enters the pre-retro STORM (very slow, almost stationary phase before the ‘U-turn’):
Shall I stay or shall I go? Shall I choose this or that? Wait a minute: Observing what’s going on in the mind is more important than ‘making the right decision’ at this point.

SEPT 17:
MERCURY goes RETRO at 15:55 LIBRA (right in the centre!).
The busy outward focused mind is invited to go inward.
Perhaps to REflect on the areas / themes above. Perhaps to REconnect with people from the past, rather randomly and magically than via personal plan and ‘negotiation’.

SEPT 30:
MERCURY retro and the SUN unite – The ‘Day of Enlightening Insight’, and ‘New Mercury’.
Inner Mind meets Consciousness. An important re-balancing effect: Spirit can be rather in the ‘driver’s seat’ again, rather than Mind running the show (Mercury retro is all about that).

OCT 9:
MERCURY goes DIRECT (forward from Earth perspective) again, however stays in the slow ‘U-turn’ ‘STORM’ until OCT 13.
What and how do you choose now?
Peace of MIND?!

OCT 24:
MERCURY leaves the post-retro shadow.
A new Balance is being integrated.

LILITH into LIBRA (Aug 26, 2015 – May 21, 2016) :: In Authentic Relationship – with and as Your True Nature!

24 Aug

 LILITH enters LIBRA (Aug 26, until May 21, 2016) :

In Authentic Relationship – with and as Your True Nature!

Marry Your Inner(!) Soulmate!

 Lilith

Sumerian Winged Lilith, ‘Queen of the Beasts’, with her Lions and Owls ‘Entourage’

LILITH, the Archetype of the ‘Wild Woman’, or rather ‘Unconditioned Nature’ enters relational LIBRA on Aug 26, for 9 months. LILITH has a 9-year cycle, and hasn’t been in LIBRA since Oct 2006 – July 2007.

Interesting that LILITH travels 9 month in one sign – a pregnancy phase to cultivate those qualities in one’s true nature. And by the way, ‘she’ never goes retro.

If you have a LIBRA side in you (and even if you don’t), you are likely, probably, perhaps (gotta be diplomatic here for starters…) noticing a stirring up of your ‘wildness’ when it comes to relationships, and to being ‘polite’ and ‘considerate’.

For LILITH in LIBRA ‘pleasing’ and compromising is not in her vocabulary. She is fierce about equality. And she chooses from her inner true nature.

 

LILITH in LIBRA very much relates to her original mythology which goes back to Sumerian and Hebraic creation stories:

She was considered the first man’s (Adam’s) wild and instinctual female consort who animated his sexual longings and claimed equality with him, “because we were created from the same earth”. When he wanted to dominate her, she left him and chose loneliness and exile rather than subjugation. As ‘punishment’ for her rebellious act against the masculine, Lilith was in patriarchal societies regarded as a personification of the ‘feminine evil’, a demoness and ‘vamp’ that attracts and then devours male energy, the raging, ‘out-of- mind’, uncontrollable feminine, the uncivilized woman who cohabits with men at her own will. The witch in her role as devil’s consort and the temptress and bitch / prostitute are some of the prominent dark Lilith archetypes and (particularly male) fantasies and projections.

 

Psychologically, Lilith brings up deep and primal instincts like unbound sexual power, repressed feelings of rejection and rage, and refusal to submit. In a ‘Lilith state’, we are very irrational and ‘imbalanced’ to say the least, but sometimes it seems as if that’s what it takes to bring out deeper truth.

Peri-menstrual times, and the peri-menopausal time in our lives can guide us women to Lilith’s realm. It’s so important to acknowledge themes that come up there, and find a safe, creative and transformational outlet.

 

The association with the ‘Black Moon’ which some astrologers refer to, with calculations round the Moon’s shadow is symbolic and psychological: In mythology, Lilith got enraged about the ‘diminishment of the Moon’, in other words, about the treatment and own self-understanding of the feminine as secondary and inferior: As ‘Moon’, lots of women have been expected to merely reflect back the sunlight of the creative, Sun-like masculine. Lilith claims equality for the feminine both for herself, and for her ‘Moon sisters’. Very Libran…
Like the feminist who asserts equality also on behalf of their home and family bound woman ‘sisters’. Therefore, the ‘Black Moon’ speaks of the alliance of Lilith and Moon.

It’s always interesting to look at the relationship between Lilith and the Moon (and also Venus) in one’s birth chart, to find out more about the dynamic of the inner ‘feminine trinity’, in women as well as in men (as their ‘animas’).

Men often tend to avoid going to these muddy emotional (esp. Lilith and Moon) places; they let women ‘specialize’ on that, and rather stay ‘cool’ and ‘in control’. Thereby, they perpetuate a projection of the demonic dark feminine onto ‘women out there’, while an aspect of their own inner feminine (the ‘anima’ ) cries for acknowledgment and integration. I encourage men to deeply explore what brings out their ‘inner Lilith’. The good news is that society evolves, and evolutionary men access, acknowledge, and work with their Inner Feminine in so many ways now.

 

LILITH, the Wild Woman Archetype

…often shown as half woman, half (power) animal, represents in Women and Men the inner Feminine (Anima) who cannot be defined and confined by patriarchy and its gender expectations of what a woman is ‘supposed to be’ (attractive to men in her Venusian side, or a nurturing mother in a Moon Archetype sense).

Lilith is indomitable and undomesticable, and would rather be in ‘exile’ in nature, or in her own nature than subjugated by a masculine and patriarchal culture. Scorned as ‘bitch’ or ‘witch’, her power is feared by those (women and men) who would prefer the feminine to be ‘safe’ and ‘nice’, rather than being powerfully allied with nature.

The INNER LILITH in our charts shows us in which areas we can connect with (our) primal nature, in what ways that very ‘raw beast’ needs to be acknowledged, and how this access to instinctual power that can be used creatively. A well-integrated Lilith in women and men brings us closer to our ‘animal instincts’ with their gut intelligence and natural way of ‘smelling’ a situation.

LILITH transitions or life style choices (Choices are such a LIBRA theme…) are up when we decide to leave a relationship or a work place that threatens to suffocate or humiliate our feminine spirit and integrity, and choose freedom (with the price tag attached), when we raise our children as single moms, choose not to be a mom, choose not to entertain a ‘conventional’ relationship, or in general decide to live in accordance with nature, rather than in an alienating culture that suppresses spirit.

A book that captures the Lilith Archetype and her stories masterfully is Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ Women Who Run With the Wolves.

 

LILITH in your chart and in LIBRA

…shows where YOU need to be in tune with your natural power, which areas of life bring that out (money, children, relationships, travel, career…), and in what way (as reflected in your Lilith sign, and aspects to other planets).

So give the inner LIBRA-ted LILITH a good outlet in the next 9 months, and marry your inner Self Soulmate.

On a spiritual level, the ‘Call of the Wild’ for LILITH in LIBRA is to find the unconditioned nature of the Self in relationship with and mirrored by All-that-IS.

If you have Sun, Moon, AC, or planets in LIBRA, and for all of us, where LIBRA is in our charts, this is the 9-month ‘pregnancy’ phase to cultivate being naturally in harmony with our True Self, and make wise, ‘organic’ choices from there!

 

Would you like to co-explore LILITH in LIBRA with us?

Come join us in our intentional Astro circle on THU Aug 27 – the first day of Lilith in Libra! (the group this evening is already full)

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