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The Lunar Nodes moved into CAP (SN) – CANCER (NN) (Nov 16, 2018 – June 5, 2020): Because we Care!

17 Nov

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Reader, in the Star Family!

Another major shift (besides JUPITER entering SAG on Nov 8, MARS entering PI on Nov 15, VENUS going out of retro on Nov 16, and MERCURY going retro also on Nov 16!) occurs this magical month of November:

The Lunar Nodes just moved from AQ (South Node) – LEO (North Node) into CAP (SN) – CANCER (NN) – they always go retro in the Zodiac.

 

 

Lunar Nodes 101 – and their Transits

Lunar South Node Glyph

Lunar North Node Glyph

Unlike most Astrologers, I consider the Transits of the Nodes significant.
Why?
When New Moons and Full Moons (twice a year) are close to the Nodal Axis we experience Eclipses (alignments of SUN, MOON, Earth, and Lunar Nodes) which of course affect Planet Earth and Earth Beings a lot, as we know. Not only in these ‘highlight times’ (or ‘light switchers’ of the solar or lunar reflected sunlight) do the Nodes come in… but throughout their path in the Zodiac, esp. when in contact with our astrological signatures.
They do activate us, in our Soul potential. The Nodes are ‘Karmic Pathways’, after all.

They travel in the Zodiac in an 18 1/2 year cycle.
Which means, we have our Nodal Returns at ages 18 – 19, 36 – 37, 54 – 55, 72 – 73, and 90 – 91.


If you’re just coming up to these age groups your Nodal Pathway is probably also in CAP – CAN
(in doubt, I can look it up for you).
Your original / Life themes come back to remind you about what calls you into balance – so that you don’t get drained and ‘add more karma’ (if you keep going to / with the SN), and rather support what’s nurturing and life sustaining (by engaging in the NN) – for You and All! ♥

The SOUTH NODE (SN) – aka ‘Dragon’s Tail’ in Chinese Astrology – which is in CAP for the next 1 1/2 years – is where energy needs to be digested and eliminated.
The NORTH NODE (NN) – aka ‘Dragon’s Mouth’ is where fresh cosmic energy is available to be taken in.
It’s not a ‘black and white’ / ‘good and bad’ theme with the Nodes, rather an awareness of imbalance and of correcting that.

 

What are the NODES in CAP – CANCER about?

* Releasing the CAP shadow (which is already showing up with PLUTO and SATURN, both now in CAP too – more about it below):

  • Prioritizing productivity, status, and ‘success’, at the expense of Nature and Mother Earth.
  • A linear, hierarchically separative, controlling ‘order’ that disrespects Natural Laws.
  • All types of exploitation and abuse, incl. self abuse via never having / making enough time / running out of time – by setting priorities that aren’t in alignment with what matters most – LIFE.


* Feeding and nurturing our compassionate, motherly, caring and protective CANCERian qualities: 

  • What, who, which Beings need our caring presence now?
  • Could be yourself (it’s gotta start with YOU!), and could me Mother Earth. 
  • Gentle Lunar / Mary / Kuan Yin and Fierce Kali / Durga Mother Goddess (CAN) energies can be invoked to support and supply us with the energy to show our care (CAN) and to do what we’re ‘built for’ at this critical Time (CAP).
  • Finding our Way HOME…

 

Timeless Ocean – Photo by Melanie, Nov 2018

 

Examples for the contrasting Dynamic between the draining CAP SN qualities, and the CANCER NN orientation…

…to keep an eye on, and balance towards the Cancerian side while processing the CAP shadow.
JUPITER now in SAG helps with awareness that can shift the societal / public (im)balance, and brings new heart focused orientation.

The (CAP) solidified Rock / mountain – (CAN) Fresh water, wells, and the Ocean.
The Empire – The People, tribes, families, mothers & children.
Secured, protected, defended, guarded – safe and taken care of.
Patriarchy and capitalism / the boss – matriarchy / mom / grandmother is respected.
Patronizing – Mothering.
The Pyramid / hierarchy (with elites / privileges) – Everyone’s welcome in the circle.
Rules, regulations, reward / punishment system – Compassion and care.
Harsh, disciplined, “no excuse” – Taking care of needs, listening to feelings.
Construction, infrastructure, and buildings – Homes.
Business Success – at the expense of nurturing, caring qualities.
Extraction and exploitation of resources – Taking care of Mother Earth.
Colonial claiming and overusing – Culinary feeding of the kids.
Constructing artificial (time / resource) scarcity – Nature provides. Living cyclically.
Commodification of Nature into objects – Embracing and loving the Earth.
Converting Life into money – Giving birth, giving Life.
Divide and rule, organize society – Taking care of one another.
I got the resources to do it – But it doesn’t feel good.
Working the system – Being playful and creative.
Being jaded – Being like a child again.
Time is $, quantity / running after / running out of / artificial scarcity – Time is organic and fluid.
Scheduling and optimizing – Going with the flow.
Guilt and fear – Feeling safe and open.

The CAP shadow is obviously already happening, via PLUTO (since 2009) and SATURN (since Dec 2017) in CAP – showing up intensely, extremely, and destructively (PLUTO) and for real and in structural and leadership issues (SATURN), to be transformed on deep levels (PLUTO) and seriously worked on (SATURN) – to come to a place of “Been there, done that, can’t continue.” (CAP).

 

‘Dragon Dance’ of the South Node with PLUTO & SATURN in 2019

The Lunar South Node (SN) in CAP will connect with PLUTO in March / April 2019 (round 23º CAP – PLUTO will be stationary / move very slowly round 23º CAP in Apr, going retro on Apr 24), and with SATURN for even 6 months(!), from Apr to Sept 2019 (between 20º and 14º CAP, since SATURN will be stationary at 20º31′ CAP in Apr / May, going retro on Apr 29, and again stationary at 13º55′ CAP in Sept, going direct on Sept 18).

SATURN and PLUTO will be in close encounter in Apr / May 2019.
Their exact alignment will be on Jan 12, 2020.

Together with the South Node, that’s a massive pointer to process and ‘digest out of the system’ the draining and destructive CAP shadow of hierarchical top-down control, systemic (and individual) exploitation, abuse, waste of time, energy, and resources on what doesn’t matter most, creates separation, mostly serves the elite, and destroys the Earth.

The World would (and CAN) be a better place if we don’t feed more into that greedy corporate / military-industrial monster dragon, and feed the true needs of humans and all beings on our precious Mother Earth.

As Mahatma Gandhi said:
“There is enough on Earth for everybody’s need, but not enough for everybody’s greed.”

When we change our orientation towards true needs and human connection (CAN), natural laws and a healthier purpose (CAP) emerge, and are truly satisfying to build with the Human Family, and to build for a future of the Next 7 Generations…

That would be a balance / correction suggestion I’d love to see and subscribe to.

 

Lunar Nodes in CAP – CAN (Nov 16, 2018 – June 2, 2020) and Upcoming Eclipses during that phase

Yes, the Nodes tie into the Eclipses – an SoLunar concentration of the Nodal theme – either as a release (SN / Release Eclipses) or as a new beginning (NN / Seed Eclipses).
Here’s a brief overview of the upcoming Eclipse with the Nodes in CAP – CAN:

JAN 5 / 6, 2019
Partial Solar Eclipse / New Moon in mid-CAP (with the SN)

JAN 20 / 21, 2019
Total Lunar Eclipse / Full Moon on the CAN / LEO (Moon / NN) – CAP / AQ (Sun / SN) cusp 

JULY 2, 2019
Total Solar Eclipse / New Moon in mid-CAN (with the NN)

JULY 16, 2019
Partial Lunar Eclipse / Full Moon end of CAP (Moon / SN) – CAN (Sun / NN)

DEC 26, 2019
Annular Solar Eclipse / New Moon in early CAP (with the SN)

JAN 10 / 11, 2020
Partial Lunar Eclipse / Full Moon in mid-CAN (Moon / NN) – mid-CAP (Sun / SN)

These ‘Eclipse Season’ months, starting in Jan 2019 will peak in bringing up the notion for an energy release of the CAP shadow, and an energy flow towards CANCER in the next 1 1/2 years.

If your birthday is close to those dates, the Eclipses will definitely be significant for you. 
Of course, also if your MOON, AC, or Planets are close to the Eclipse points. 
Which brings us to…

 

The Lunar Nodes in CAP – CAN and YOU

If YOU have SUN, MOON, PLANETS, or AC in CAP and / or CANCER…
…this one’s for YOU! 
Can you feel it?

For ALL of US:
In the areas of Life related to where CAP – CAN is in our charts (esp. Houses wise) we are invited to source Feminine Nurturing Qualities (CAN), show our Care, and notice how natural Priorities and Purpose (CAP) follow.

B.t.w., CANCER, ruled by the MOON is in countries (esp. the Cancerian ones like Canada and the U.S.) related to The People, while CAP, ruled by SATURN (which IS now in CAP) is associated with the Government.
I.o.w., the People need to step up for what matters most – because we CARE.

 

Sending Love, Light, and Compassion – we’re all in this Cosmic Dance!
Melanie

 

© 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.

 

Stay tuned for TREAT TIME Offers in December, for the Holidays & New Year!
It will appear as an event & offer on my FB page Astrology for Self Realization.
Check in there / get notified.

 

 

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SCORPIO New Moon (Nov 7) – Phoenix Alchemy

6 Nov

 Hi Astro~News Fans & Co- Cosmic Alchemists,

 

You might have already read the JUPITER into SAG Astro~News article before seeing this one for the NEW MOON in SCORPIO the day before…

JUPITER’s move UP from SCO over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG is the main ‘Reason for the Season’ – The Truth Shall Set us FREE!
Allowing one another being in our Truth-s / Live and Let Live sets us even more FREE!


Yet, it’ll be catalyzed, or perhaps rather: birthed, by the New MOON in deep central SCORPIO where the Magic and Power-to-Change is the strongest!

And sometimes it’s the ‘little things’ (husshhh – see below…) that turn things around magically!

 

Dia de los Muertos Calavera – Nov 2018, Photo by Melanie

 

I’m often being asked:
What would be a good time for a New Moon ceremony?


This New MOON gives me a good occasion to address this.
I love how we connect in alignment ceremony and honour the cosmic / terrestrial cycles in our lives, whether we meet or even know each other or not… and give back to the Universe, Mother Earth, Nature, and other Human or Animal Beings.

Traditions (as the Mexican Dia de los Muertos, or Catholic All Saints / All Souls early Nov…) are still-in-place yearly ceremonies.
As the awareness and observing of ancient Traditions comes back and is being integrated into our contemporary world nowa-years, in a renewed, empowering and transformational way (PLUTO in CAP – 2008 – 2023) – we remember and re-connect! – ceremonies can be offered to honour what we hold sacred, without ‘going through the institutions’ (CAP) for this. 

New MOON Ceremonies mirror the monthly feminine cycle of fertility and renewal.
Whether we live in a female body or not, and whether we’re in our fertility cycles yet or still, or not, New MOON Ceremonies connect us with the Sacred Feminine, and strengthen ‘her’ in us.
SCORPIO loves transformational Ceremony.


If it’s about release of an old cycle, pattern, the best time would be on the days before the New Moon = the ‘Dark Moon’ – still this evening / tonight.
If it’s about planting seeds for the New, the day of the New Moon or following days still, are excellent.
Wherever the New Moon falls in your chart (does it activate Planets, Sun, Moon, AC….?, which House is it in?) would be the themes to focus on with your New Moon Ceremony if you’d like to be even more specifically aligned.

I’ll offer a
2019 NEW MOONs
Outlook, Astro Alignment & Planning Parlour
on THU JAN 3, 2019
… just 2 days before the 1st New Moon of the year on Jan 5 – in CAP which is also a Partial Solar Eclipse.

We shall also explore and work with that Eclipse (exact) New Moon that evening, as our first New MOON Astro Alignment of the Year…
Followed by an overview of all the New Moons of the year, as they show up in the cosmic cycle of your Star Map.
Stay tuned, and bring on your questions and input already if you like.
FB Event and invite coming soon.

 

So, let’s dive into the ‘birth chart’ of the upcoming SCO New MOON 2018…

…and see what Magic ‘she’ reveals:
The NEW MOON will be exact at 8:02 am PST tomorrow Nov 7.

 

So, from the Victoria / West Coast perspective, the NEW MOON will be less than an hour after Sunrise (7:09 am PST), as you see in the chart, with the SUN and MOON together in the 12th House, and SCO Rising.

JUPITER sits at the very very ‘tail end’ (hope you didn’t get stung recently!) of SCO, on the Phoenix Point, before entering SAG the day after, Thursday (= JupiterDay, as in Jeudi, Jueves, ThorsDay) Nov 8 at 4:44 am PST.
Where we Find our Heart Truth – from the Depth of SCO – and Share it with the World. 

Lots of SCORPIO – just before it all ‘magically’ shifts, with JUPITER and the MOON on Nov 8.
What carries us over the ‘Phoenix Point’ to be reborn from the ‘ashes’, get unstuck, and turn from contained to open, from controlled to generous, trusting, and free?
We’ve experienced VERY scorpionic 13 months since 10/10/2017, activated by JUPITER.
Let’s ‘process its residues through’ by honouring its gifts (JUPITER likes that) – even though some came wrapped with ‘barbed wire’….

Quite an alchemical New MOON, offering, with its strong SCO gravitation presenting itself as an integration of the last year and transformation into what comes beyond, led-out by JUPITER.

The Ruler of the New MOON and of the AC / West Coast chart is PLUTO, nowadays / years in CAP, and in sextile alignment with the New MOON, and not far from CAP Ruler SATURN.
So we have overall a strong SCO – CAP concentration – with SAG in-between calling to be invoked to trust its effects to lift us up – a resurrecting , enlivening Spirit / Heart ignition.

 

It can be so simple, says CAP, and PLUTO has us tune into Soul Essence that has the Power to turn things around – even in a harsh and cold, heavy and tiresome CAP environment…

How about this, for starting the Heart Fire:

 

Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 15°11′ SCORPIO

“SCORPIO 16°: A GIRL’S FACE BREAKING INTO A SMILE.

Smiling Girl in the Jungle after a Trek – Creative Commons pic by Rory McLeod

KEYNOTE: The fervent reaching out on the part of the young of heart to new experiences.

Faith in life and in other human beings enables us to go forth toward relationships with whatever attracts our senses or stirs our imagination. Smiling is perhaps a uniquely human characteristic because it implies a conscious acceptance of relationship, thus a choice.
The animal, on the other hand, is compelled by unconscious instinct, at least in its natural state. It is not free to choose between love and hate.

This is the first symbol of the forty-sixth five-fold sequence. It introduces us to a series of responses to human experience and pictures a glowing WARMTH OF FEELING.”

 

Yay, what a difference a Smile makes!
Very apropos SCO-to-SAG… (beyond Scorpionic sarcasm and dark humour….) – coming straight from the Heart, and changing us like magic!
Yes, smile is a human choice…. yet I’ve also seen dogs smile 😉

And in all of us Young-at-Heart Ones, doesn’t such a genuine smile arise from the Inner Child?
‘Warmth of Feeling’ brings also the astrological pointer to the Nodal Shift (on Nov 16) into CAP (Lunar South Node) – CANCER (Lunar North Node) where caring warmth is calling us, on so many levels, to show up with it in the World…


If you’d like to explore this theme shift in your own chart & life, in a group of like spirited lovely Beings come to our
Astro Nodal Parlour on Nov 14.

In the Parlour description you can also find the themes that the Nodal Shift to CAP – CAN engenders…

 

The North Node on the cusp from LEO to CANCER is in a potent cuspy Cardinal / Fixed Grand Cross, together with the South Node on the cusp from AQ to CAP, URANUS retro on the cusp from AR to TAU, the ‘(Un)Settling Point’, and VENUS retro / stationary on the cusp from LI to SCO – the Tipping Point.
The Grand Cross energy is on for the rest of the month, until VENUS will exactly oppose URANUS (the 3rd and last time in ‘her’ retro / post retro phase) on Nov 30.
In my sense it’ll be strongest mid-Nov when the Nodes shift.
Rather than being ‘rattled’ by unexpected ‘blow-ups’ (URANUS) that disturb your peace (VENUS) and harmonious relationships, bring out your ‘drama queen’ (low grade LEO – CAN) or icy cold shoulder silent treatment (CAP – AQ) channel the energy into activating the excitement factor (URANUS) otherwise and pro-actively, by trying out new approaches, like:
Reconnecting with people you’ve had loving connections with in the past (VENUS retro) but lost touch, show your warmth of feeling (a real smile counts for 1000 smiley icons) and it could lead to a co-creative projects (CAP – AQ).
How’s that for a little magical transmutation?

 

Also catalyzed by the magical New Moon:

MARS in PISCES (Nov 15 – Dec 31) – Surfing the Cosmic Waves!

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot Card Man of Cups – Surfer. Photo by Melanie

Loving the picture on the Voyager Tarot card Man of CupsSurfer that I chose for MARS in PISCES.
It also contains a blossoming Horse cornucopia (so JUPITER in SAG) – symbolizing the exhilarating, ecstatic joy MARS in PISCES can engender. 

MARS will (YES, it will!) leave AQ where it’s been basically forever (well, since the TAU New MOON on May 15!) due to its retro phase this Summer (slightly back into CAP).

Has the Inner Masculine been re-calibrated in your Life?

Also reflected in your relationships with men in your life if you’re on the feminine side of the spectrum…
Which kind of masculine energy shows up in your life and through you, and how has that changed since the Summer?
How are Men in Society (MARS in AQ) changing?
Well, they are, as the Times they are a-changing, the CAP Patriarchy looses its power, and forces of Transformation sweep up the shadow and regenerate it.

MARS will enter PISCES on Nov 15 where it’ll be exactly until the last day of the year, Dec 31 – on the last degree of the Zodiac, before entering freshly into the New Year in ARIES. Nice natural alignment job, Mr. MARS!

The Piscean MARS isn’t so much into fighting, rather into chilling, relaxing, connecting, dancing, surfing, and the ‘pursuit’ of all things spiritual – which in some sense is an oxymoron (PISCES is always so paradoxical, there we have it again…). 

 

So that’s it from my side, for the SCORPIO New MOON Magic – nice one!
Ride the Cosmic Waves of Regeneration – and Blessings for the Rising Phoenix!

Light & Love!
Melanie

 

© 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!

 

 

August 2017 is Big Time ECLIPSE Month – Partial LUNAR (Aug 7) over India, and TOTAL SOLAR (Aug 21) over the U.S.A.

6 Aug

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Blog Reader,


what an intense month of AUGUST – already…
It IS the ‘HOTTEST’, most charged month of 2017, with (brief overview again):  

Two Eclipses (Lunar on Mon Aug 7, Total Solar on the Sphinx Point / Regulus over the U.S. on Aug 21) – that’s what this article is all about;


URANUS turnaround on Aug 2 – Aug therefore ‘Uranian’ – shocks, surprises, wake-up calls;


JUPITER in LI square PLUTO in CAP on Aug 4 – Deep Imbalances and need for Sustainable Change;

MERCURY into ‘storm’ since Aug 2, retro Aug 12 – Sept 5.

With all these ‘imbalances’ to call it mildly, the ultimate ‘medicine’ is to be in the Centre, the ‘Hub of the Wheel’, the ‘Stillpoint’ where ‘nothing moves as everything is in motion, coming and going’. That would be the ‘shortcut’.

In the meantime, in the human journey we are experiencing all these dynamics.

Let’s see how they play out, and what’s ‘UP’.

Awareness leads to Freedom!

And LOVE is the Medicine that helps us in the ‘storm’ – is both grounding, and raises the vibration from which we experience the ‘events’! 

 

 

ECLIPSE Season is ON, this month of AUGUST:

  • AUG 7: ‘Gates of Power’ / SIRIUS Rising Partial LUNAR Eclipse in mid-AQ – mid-LEO – Eclipse Portrait below!
  • AUG 21: TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE on the ‘SPHINX POINT, close to REGULUS, the ‘HEART of the LION’.


The TSE path goes over the United States (NW to SE) – only (except for the Northeast of Brazil), and it’s the first TSE that’s centralized over the U.S. since the country was founded,
even though there have been Eclipses visible from the U.S., see list here.
Plus, it is exactly on Trump’s AC / MARS in late LEO.
Clearly significant for the United States and its present president.


Please find the charts of the PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE and of the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE in the body of this article, and the charts of Trump and,of the U.S. as a reference on the bottom .

 

Quick ECLIPSES INTRO

2017 Eclipses

Twice a year, a pair of Eclipses occurs, and they ‘string together’, through the Lunar Nodes.
Remember the last Eclipse pair in FEB?

  • FEB 10: Lunar Eclipse in late LEO – AQ. The Eclipse MOON, with the Lunar North Node, was close to ‘REGULUS’ the Heart of the LION where the Total SOLAR ECLIPSE on AUG 21 will be.
  • FEB 26: ‘Ring of Fire’ Annular Solar Eclipse (a ‘Closure’ Eclipse – PI SUN / MOON with the Lunar South Node).
  • And now the two AUGUST Eclipses, in LEO – AQ where the Lunar Nodes are since end of April.

 

Eclipses 101

  • Eclipses occur when a NEW MOON and FULL MOON are close to the Nodal Axis which is presently in AQ – LEO. The closer the more likely a Total Eclipse.
  • Eclipses come twice a year, and in pairs. When there’s a NEW MOON Solar Eclipse close to the Nodal Axis, say, in late LEO (AUG 21), the FULL MOON before (AUG 7) or after is an Eclipse too.
  • Eclipses are at the same position in the Zodiac every 18-19 years:
    On AUG 11, 1999 was a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE in mid LEO. Its path went over Europe (I saw it, before coming to Canada in 2000 – had quite an effect!).
    For the AUG 21 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE in late LEO you might want to review where you were at in 1999, esp. if you have your SUN, MOON, Planets, or even Nodes in LEO – AQ.
  • The effect of the Eclipses extends beyond ‘just’ a lunar monthly phase, rather 2 – 3 months, and it’s a chain from Eclipse ‘season’ (last one in Feb) to Eclipse season.
  • Eclipses are a RE-set, like rebooting your computer, after a temporary turning off of the energy.
    In other words, a RE-generation of YIN-Feminine (LUNAR ECLIPSE), and of the YANG-Masculine (SOLAR ECLIPSE) energies, after a ‘darkening’.

 

AUG 7 PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE in mid-AQ / mid-LEO (Gates of Power)

Close to INDIA’s 70th Anniversary of Independence on AUG 15, and centrally visible over the Indian Ocean.
Inner Power, Freedom, and Self-Radiance

Lunar Eclipse Partial

Partial Lunar Eclipse

Since it’s an ECLIPSE of the MOON, by the Earth Shadow  which causes the temporary lunar darkening, literally Mother Earth provokes and evokes a ‘RE-SET’ of themes like:
WE The People, The Climate & The Planet
.
Humman Community and collective Interconnectivity (AQ).

I.o.w.: We’re all in this together!
A movement is obviously already kindled, and happening globally, and even more so in  the U.S., since the new presidency.
Goes to show, often it has to get worse to get better or bring out our best…. human nature…

In our personal lives, the Eclipse calls us to be in touch with our loving and creative Heart, and in passionate creative (SUN / MARS in LEO) collaboration with others in community, and in solidarity with Humanity (MOON in AQ). 


The LUNAR ECLIPSE in mid-AQ / mid-LEO is super relevant for all of us with SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in mid-LEO, mid-AQ, but also in mid-TAU, and mid-SCO.
Your personal birth chart and which houses the Eclipse axis falls into for you reveals the particular themes and areas of life this plays out for you.


For all of us, loving Heart creations and showing ourselves more fully and fiercely are LEO SUN / MARS / North Node incentives in the Eclipse dynamic, vs. just ‘watching the show’ (lots of ‘shows’ going on out there in the media, it can easily get draining and overwhelming) or dissociating (AQ South Node shadow).

Lunar South Node Glyph

That doesn’t mean not to be informed politically, but too much of a ‘good thing’ in a passive, numbing way doesn’t help, yet the tendency can be strong these days, as the MOON (our default moods and needs) connects with the South Node.

 

The Nodal axis invites us to balance both ‘poles’ in a healthy way, starting with ‘breathing in’ beneficial energies on the SUN / MARS in LEO side:

Lunar North Node Glyph

Loving and showing ourselves as we ARE.
From there connecting with others, friends, groups, humanity, or even an ‘anonymous crowd’ with a good energy.
If we ‘pick up’ ‘random vibes’ from the collective that are draining clearing and release is definitely cool and needed. Being in Nature, and being creative and playful helps.

Let’s loosen the connection with the technological umbilical chord (SN / MOON in AQ), and be naturally creative and playful FIRST.

 

 

India Flag Spinning Wheel

Indian Postage stamp commemorating the Independence Day, and the flag with the spinning wheel (symbolizing self sufficiency)

 

The Partial Lunar Eclipse in AQ – LEO will be most visible over Central Asia, especially India (and the Indian Ocean).
India will celebrate its 70th Anniversary of the Birth of the modern Indian Nation, and independence of Britain (midnight on Aug 15, 1947) just a week after the Eclipse!
Here’s an interesting little blog post about Gandhi and the spinning wheel.

The MOON in AQ (“Freedom to the People!”) will be temporarily eclipsed by the Earth shadow, before re-emerging, bright and clear.
So, what on Earth, and which part of Humanity is overshadowing the Spirit of Freedom and Independence?
I can think of a few people and things…. and the Earth is speaking too.
What brings the Spirit back, what’s called for Balance?
LEO celebration – but not just of the privileged elite on a power trip (LEO).


Everybody’s a Star, and by nature FREE, and Self-radiant as the LEO SUN.

Buddha Blessings

Bright Buddha Blessings

 

I’m immensely grateful for the spiritual teachings – and the many teachers originating / with their lineage from India – foremost Siddhartha Gautama the Buddha – who point us to the truth of the matter.

Let’s invite the AQ – LEO Spirit of inner Freedom and Self-Radiance, in our path through the LUNAR ECLIPSE, and in preparation for the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!


Here’s to Nature-ALL Inner Buddha Power, and Inner Buddha Nature!

 

The LUNAR ECLIPSE FULL MOON will be in Central AQ – LEO (15°25′) – LAMMAS FULL MOON / SIRIUS RISING FULL MOON – All in One!

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lughnassadh / LAMMAS, Mabon, Samhain.

The Four Center-Points of the fixed signs in the Zodiac wheel represent the center of each season (like now, mid-LEO / LAMMAS = mid-Summer), see Celtic Wheel to the right.
They are called the ‘Gates of Power’ where energy concentrates, and power themes come up.

The mid-Summer Lammas energy is double-LEO – very fiery – see the ASTRO~NEWS blog post about it!
Fiery MARS is this year super close to the Lammas SUN too
(see Lunar Eclipse chart below).

And it’s the time of SIRIUS (the ‘Scorcher’) Rising at dawn before the SUN, this year on 08 / 08!
See my blog article SIRIUS Rising – RE-birth of the Spiritual SUN.

Clearly, the Fire Element asserts its Power – to be used wisely.
You probably heard of, or are even personally affected by the smoke from the devastating BC wildfires that have been burning and spreading since the last Full Moon on July 8 when MARS and the SUN in CANCER were aligned with SIRIUS (check out the ‘Powerhouse Full Moon’ / Guru Purnima Full Moon chart and article)
Interesting SIRIUS Full Moon 07 / 08  –  08 / 07 Full Moon @ SIRIUS Rising Connection… 

Central AQ where the FULL MOON will be is double-AQ – a call for Humanity to not just ‘stand by and watch’.
AQ is an AIR sign, and a collective sign – i.o.w. “we’re ALL in THIS together”, as we’ve experienced here on the Westcoast with the wildfire smoke this week, building up to the AQ – LEO FULL MOON / PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE on Monday. So, yeah, AIR quality has been clearly ECLIPSED, and water-bearing clouds would be much needed.

Showing us as another wake-up call, how important and often taken for granted fresh AIR is (esp. when you live by the coast), and how much so many Beings – Humanity and all Sentient Beings on Planet Earth – are exposed to poor AIR quality nowadays, due to… well, mostly technological ‘progress’ that isn’t really innovative re: use of clean energy (all these are AQ themes).

In my opinion, the weather, the climate, and the fires aren’t just ‘random’, a ‘given’.
PLUTO in CAP, today Sat AUG 5 crossed by the MOON, has us look deeper, and take responsibility, incl. for the change we wish to see.

We’re ALL in THIS together, in the cycle of LIFE, says AQUARIUS.
What we do to a ‘small’ part (MERCURY about to go retro in VIRGO) we do to ALL (MERCURY opp. NEPTUNE in PISCES)… and we do to ourselves (LEO).

URANUS, Awakener Archetype and ruler of AQ, just went retro on Aug 2 – pointing us to previous shake-ups and wake-up calls (in different ways), and even more so, Inner Awakening.

Sometimes, an ecliptic, temporarily apocalyptic event triggers a change.
Let’s hope it’s a wake-up call that leads to a change in human behaviour, and support for more innovation that leads to sustainability.

Re: AIR quality (AQ) and Heat (LEO) – my prediction is they only lessen post the AQ – LEO FULL MOON / Partial Lunar Eclipse – often after the FULL MOON there’s weather changes…
Maybe it takes until Tue (08 / 08) when the MOON goes into PISCES until the smoke wave goes towards the ocean… not to say the issue is gone…

And yes, mid-LEO / mid-AQ energy is quite intense… may we use these ‘Gates of Power’ for a good purpose!

 

Here’s the AQ – LEO FULL MOON (exact at 11:11 am PDT) / Partial Lunar Eclipse chart for Victoria BC:

Showing the central-LEO MARS / SUN and the North Node in late LEO, with MERCURY about to go retro, in early / mid VIRGO.
The MOON in mid-AQ and South Node in late AQ on the opposite side.

URANUS, ruler of AQ, now in late ARIES, just went retro on AUG 2.
JUPITER just squared PLUTO too (on AUG 4), see blog post for both cosmic events (Wake-up calls, and Soulful Choices).

 

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AUG 21 2017 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE end of LEO, over the U.S.A. on the ‘SPHINX POINT’, and close to REGULUS, the ‘Heart of the LION’.

Total Solar Eclipse with ‘Diamond Ring’ effect

The path of the TSE will cross centrally over the U.S.A. (Northwest / OR to Southeast / SC) and touch into Brazil.

The TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE Effects are clearly related to the United States, and to everything that emanates from the U.S. who themselves declared / ‘owned’ it as the Great American Eclipse – so American… “make Eclipse great again???!”

 

Definitely a spectacle to view (Eclipse show a la LEO?) – yet: What are the deeper and longer term implications of this ‘cosmic event’?
Astrology (literally: language  of the stars) helps us reveal the themes:

 

LEO Constellation, with Regulus, the Heart of the Lion,

The TSE will be at the end of LEO, the ‘SPHINX POINT’, in transition to VIRGO, and close to the fixed star REGULUS ‘Heart of the Lion’, and brightest star in LEO!

This is where the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse / LEO – AQ FULL MOON of Feb 10 was (just 3 weeks after Trump’s inauguration).

Did you know? Trump was born on June 14, 1946 –  the DAY of a TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE (just 3 1/2 hrs before totality!) I’ll show his chart below.

According to EarthSky,A series of monthly lunar occultations of REGULUS (i.o.w. a series of  Eclipses of REGULUS by the MOON) started on DEC 18, 2016, and will continue to take place until the series’ conclusion on APR 24, 2018.”
Interesting… DEC 19, 2016 was the day when the U.S. Electoral College voted for Trump, in the ‘winner takes it all’ plurality per state fashion that received a lot of controversial attention, given the shocking result (ha, URANUS was end of DEC also turning direction) – plus, MERCURY went retro in mid-CAP next to PLUTO the same day, DEC 19!
Note: MERCURY will be retro during the TSE (MERCURY retro starts on AUG 12 and goes until SEPT 5, 2017).

Here is the whole line-up of REGULUS Occultations by the MOON – monthly, from the EarthSky page:

1. DEC 18, 2016
2. JAN 15, 2017
3. FEB 11, 2017
4. MARCH 10, 2017
5. APR 12, 2017
6. MAY 4, 2017
7. MAY 31, 2017
8. JUNE 28, 2017
9. JULY 25, 2017
10. AUG 21, 2017
11. SEPT 18, 2017
12. OCT 15, 2017
13. NOV 11, 2017
14. DEC 8, 2017
15. JAN 5, 2018
16. FEB 1, 2018
17. MARCH 1, 2018
18. MARCH 28, 2018
19. APR 24, 2018

Exactly midway through the occultation series – on AUG 21, 2017 – the MOON occults = eclipses REGULUS on the same date that it totally eclipses the SUN on REGULUS.

This is very significant for the U.S. and their current president whose MARS / AC is at the end of LEO / REGULUS!
See Trump’s chart below.

Io.w. the Martian / REGULUS LEO Rulership appearance / persona of Trump gets overshadowed / eclipsed by the late LEO MOON once a MONTH (ha, like a menstrual cycle), when the MOON in late LEO passes in front of REGULUS. 

This cycle started just the day before he was sanctioned by the EC., then 5 days before his inauguration, then monthly when the MOON was late LEO until APR 24, 2018, culminating half-way with the TSE on AUG 21 – what a symmetry!
One could research and follow the dates and respective Trump effects (well, there are soo many!).
I’d say, at least at the first two occultations true ‘kingly’ ‘lionhearted’ Rulership got overshadowed / showed up in shadowy ways.
Let’s see what the TSE occultation brings.

The Fixed Star REGULUS at 29°53′ LEO has the following traditional connotations:
The most Royal Star. Raphael, the Healing Archangel, the Watcher of the North. Nobility, ambition, alertness, great power, status, leadership, sudden downfall, accidents, violence. Said by some to be the most benefic star in the universe.
Here’s an extensive description of REGULUS –  the drawing of the LEO constellation above is also from that page.

REGULUS, astrologically positioned at the very end of LEO, in transition to VIR where the theme is: The King / Queen is the first servant of the state (Frederick the Great coined this term) –
Rather than ‘staying stuck in LEO mode’ a la “L’Etat c’est moi!” – quote by the ‘Sun King’ Roi Soleil Louis XIV.
The current U.S. president is under scrutiny in this regard. 

 

Sphinx

Sphinx on the Giza Plateau – Photo by Melanie, Egypt Journey Nov 2010…

 

The LEO / VIR transition, as addressed many times on this ‘channel’, is also known as the ‘SPHINX POINT’, or Self Awareness Point in the Zodiac.

Here, the vibrant, self radiant, self enamored LEO energy reflects upon itself, and becomes aware of who s/he is, and what s/he can do for others.

The ‘SPHINX POINT’ is an Initiation from ‘being chosen’,  ‘special’,  ‘privileged’, ‘being King / Queen’ to becoming a Priest/ess, who offers sacred service. A transition from the ‘palace’ to the ‘temple’.

If you have Planets, SUN, MOON, Nodes on the ‘SPHINX POINT’ their Archetypes guide you through this Initiation to being of service in your life.

It starts with self reflection and self awareness “Who am I?”, from which follows the notion to extend ourselves to others:
“How can I do what I love and what inspires me creatively?” “What can I do for others?” , “What are my strengths, what am I naturally good at that would help others?”, “How can I put my love into service?”.

The TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE is a ‘RE-SET’ of the theme on the ‘SPHINX POINT’ and REGULUS, i.o.w., we are all, president, Queen, King, or not, called to bring our LOVE, our LION HEART, and our Strengths into Service.
What is it that calls YOU?

 

Here is the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE chart for Victoria BC: 

The NEW MOON will be at 11:30 am, the maximum Eclipse at 11:21 am PDT, as noted on the chart.
We’ll be able here in Victoria to see 90% of the SUN disk occulted by the MOON, and the total Eclipse time takes 2 1/2 hrs, from 9:08 am to 11:37 am PDT.

 

 

Check this out:

MARS / Lunar North Node / SUN / MOON all end of LEO, and MERCURY Retro nearby (will meet the SUN on Aug 26), all round the ‘Sphinx Point’ / REGULUS.
A FIRE Trine to URANUS retro / stationary, at the very end of ARIES:
Can all this Ecliptic ‘reboot’ energy be channeled into major paradigm shifts, innovation, and inner liberation?!

Another FIRE Trine to LILITH / SATURN retro / stationary, grounding out the journey, and showing us our True Nature (LILITH) when it looks like “rien ne va plus” (SATURN in SAG).
 
FIRE is the predominant element (SUN, MOON, MARS, North Node, SATURN, LILITH, and URANUS, all in the 3 FIRE signs): So much stirred up – can it be expressed in passionate, creative ways? Things can really get rolling if we put intention and motivation behind them.

6 retrograde Planets (SATURN about to go direct, on Aug 25) – we’re also dealing with ‘unfinished business’ and recurring themes – many ‘inside jobs’.
Practically speaking, a better time to start a project when MERCURY and SATURN are out of retro & post-retro ‘storm’ – with the next Very VIRGO NEW MOON on SEPT 20.

 

Here is Trump’s chart.

He was born just 3 1/2 hrs before a Total Lunar Eclipse!

 


The TSE is right on his MARS / AC which is conj. REGULUS.

He also just had his 6th JUPITER return in LIBRA, and SATURN / LILITH are on his MOON / South Node in SAG / opp. his SUN / URANUS / North Node in GEMINI – ‘rien ne va plus’, re: shooting / tweeting from the hip? Roadblocks for his attitudes and wild and crazy unpredictability?

We shall see what this culmination of occultations brings to / through him (he surely is a catalyst to bring out the shadow of the establishment and system).

 

The U.S. chart (signature of the Declaration of Independence) looks like this:

 

Have you noticed?
The U.S. MOON
end of AQ is right opposite the SOLAR ECLIPSE Point: “We The People….”

 

Blessings to You and ALL, for the Eclipse Season!

 

Let’s stay HEARTful, and connected in our HUMANITY!

 

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* LEO – AQ Full Moon / Penumbral North Node Lunar Eclipse next to Regulus (on the VIR / LEO ‘Sphinx Point’) on Feb 10: Serving Humanity with Self Awareness, and from Our Loving Heart ♥

10 Feb

The YIN FIRE Rooster / PHOENIX has risen, with the Chinese New Year / AQ New Moon (Jan 27 / 28)!

And more fierce & fiery energy is building, across the board now – nothing boring!

  • Are you coming out of ‘hibernation’ (perhaps from a phase longer than ‘just’ the Winter)?
  • What in you is ‘rising from the ‘dead’ and from the ‘ashes’? Or even erupting? 
  • Can you feel the surge of energy, and fiery spirit building? Upset, angry, explosive?
  • Bursting open, to express yourself more authentically and freely than in a long time?! 

Out with the old and told, in with the fresh and new!

As I’m writing to you I let Palo Santo wood incense burn, and clear the energy field. Was called to do this, and felt instant calming and purifying of what was disturbing before, from being affected by a neighbour’s disruptive noise. Very LEO / VIR – PI / AQ. Sacred ceremony in my ‘temple’ while living together in a shared environment.

 

Heart Lava, Kilauea. Photo by B. Lewis

Heart Lava, Kilauea. Photo by B. Lewis

 

The FIRE Element and Energy show up in many ways now – quite strikingly for the phase from the penumbral Lunar Eclipse in fiery LEO to the ‘Ring of Fire’ Annular Solar Eclipse, and throughout March!

Calling us to bring our authentic, free, passionate, knowing Heart-Spirit forward, and into action!
Several Hot Spots… Follow the Spirit!

* FIRE on the RISE * 7-fold Line-up in the chart:

 

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  • Feb 10: Full Moon / Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on the VIR / LEO cusp next to the brightest star in LEO, Regulus: Serving Humanity with our Loving Heart!
  • Feb 13: LILITH crosses over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO into SAG – The Transformed Feminine is Rising & Taking Flight! Call of the Wild and Free (see blog post – come to the ‘Wildshop’ on the DAY of the Transition, Feb 13. if ‘she’ calls you!).
  • MARS is in its own ‘warrior domain’ ARIES now (since the New Moon on Jan 27, until March 9). Time to get started and go for it (esp. where ARIES is in our chart.).
  • VENUS, now also in ARIES (since Feb 3 until – June 6, due to retro phase in March / April) helps us to attract through rawness and courage.
  • Hot Spot 1:
    VENUS & MARS dance very closely together in ARIES (you can see them in the evening sky – VENUS is the brilliant ‘Evening Star’, and orangey MARS to ‘her’ left, from Earth perspective), all throughout February, while (usually faster) VENUS, instead of passing MARS, is slowing down soon, to ‘back off’, for her retro ‘underworld’ journey, from March 4 – Apr 15. What are we passionate about and ready to set in motion? And how does that line up with our authentic nature?
  • Hot Spot 2:
    SATURN will be mid Feb to mid May stationary (going retro on Apr 6) in the ‘Galactic Centre’ (26° – 28° SAG): When ‘nobody knows where we’re going’ ultimate inner Heart-knowing guides us on the path.
  • Hot Spot 3:
    Very fiery days from Feb 22 – 27: MARS in ARIES will exactly square PLUTO in CAP, join up with URANUS in ARIES (every 2 years only), and oppose JUPITER retro in LIBRA – re-activating the epic URANUS – PLUTO Square (was exact 7 times between 2012 – 2015). The charge is building throughout Feb – catalyzed by the Eclipses, and its effects extend into March. Uprising for Change. Accelerated inner Liberation and Transformation!
    Special blog post to come, for this ‘happening’.

 

Lunar Eclipse Penumbral

Eclipse season this month of February (twice a year, a pair of Eclipses occurs)!

Remember the last Solar and Lunar Eclipses in Sept 2016 in VIR / PI (they were ‘kickers’, with Mercury retro in VIR, and NEPTUNE / CHIRON in PI ‘attached’, PLUTO stat., and SATURN square NEPTUNE!)?

Eclipses 101:

  • Eclipses occur when a New Moon and Full Moon are close to the Nodal Axis which is presently in PI – VIR. The closer the more likely a Total Eclipse.
  • Eclipses come twice a year, and in pairs. When there’s a New Moon close to the Nodal Axis, say, in PI (Feb 26), the Full Moon before (Feb 10) or after is closest to the Nodal Axis, hence an Eclipse too. The previous pair was on Sept 1 (New Moon / Solar Eclipse in VIR), and 16 (Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse in PI – VIR).
  • Eclipses are at the same position in the Zodiac every 19 years:
    Feb 26, 1998 was a Solar Eclipse in early PI. March 13, 1998 a Lunar Eclipse in VIR – PI.
    Feb 26, 2017 will be a Solar Eclipse in early PI. Today Feb 10, 2017 is a Lunar Eclipse in LEO / VIR – AQ / PI.
    So you might want to review where you were at 19 years ago, esp. if you have your SUN, MOON, Planets, or even Nodes in early VIR – PI.
  • The effect of the Eclipses extends for more than ‘just’ a lunar month phase, rather 2 – 3 months, some say it’s a chain from Eclipse ‘season’ (last one in Sept 2016) to Eclipse season…
  • Eclipses are a RE-set, like rebooting your computer, after a temporary turning off of the energy (here: of the MOON). In other words, a RE-generation of Feminine energies, after a ‘darkening’.
    Resonant with this theme are two other Astro happenings:
    LILITH will on Feb 13 shift out of deep, dark SCO, and uplift into SAG (see feature below, in Astro~Weather). VENUS is about to go retro ‘into the underworld’ in March / April, for ‘her’ regeneration.
  • A penumbral Lunar Eclipse like the one today happens when the MOON moves through the outer part of the Earth’s shadow – an ‘imperfect alignment (interesting VIR theme, with the Eclipse on the LEO / VIR cusp). 

 

The Eclipse might be faint in visual effect but it’s quite significant astrologically, since it’s so close to REGULUS, the ‘Heart of the Lion’, and brightest star in LEO!

LEO Constellation, with Regulus, the Heart of the Lion,

LEO Constellation, with Regulus, the Heart of the Lion

According to Earthsky, “A series of monthly lunar occultations of Regulus started on December 18, 2016, and will continue to take place until the series’ conclusion on April 24, 2018.”

This is very relevant for the U.S. and their current president whose MARS / AC is at the end of LEO.
The Fixed Star REGULUS has the following traditional connotations.
Here’s an extensive description of Regulus –  the LEO constellation drawing above is from that page.

Clearly, on the LEO / VIR transition the theme is: The King / Queen is the first servant of the state (Frederick the Great coined this term) – rather than ‘stuck in LEO mode’ a la “L’Etat c’est moi!” – possibly by the ‘Sun King’ Roi Soleil Louis XIV), of course. The current U.S. president is under scrutiny in this regard. Some parallels with Louis XIV occurred to me…

 

Sphinx on the Giza Plateau – Photo by Melanie, Egypt Journey with my AQ Friend Marina, Nov 2010…

Sphinx on the Giza Plateau – Photo by Melanie, Egypt Journey with my AQ Friend Marina, Nov 2010…

… interesting that there is even a 3D ‘pyramid shape’ slightly hidden in the Full Moon chart, with URANUS / MC as the apex – can you see it?

The LEO / VIR transition, as addressed many times on this ‘channel’ is also known as the ‘Sphinx Point’, or Self Awareness Point in the Zodiac.

Here, the vibrant, self radiant, self enamoured LEO energy reflects on itself and becomes aware of who s/he is. And what s/he can do for others.

The ‘Sphinx Point’ is an initiation from ‘being chosen’, ‘being special’, ‘being privileged’, ‘being king / queen / prince / princess’ to becoming a Priest/ess, to offering sacred service. A transition from the ‘palace’ to the ‘temple’.

If you have Planets, SUN, MOON, Nodes on the ‘Sphinx Point’ their Archetypes guide you through this initiation to being of service.

It has to start with self reflection and self awareness “Who am I?”  from which follows a notion to extend ourselves to others: “What can we do for others?” “How can we be of service?”.

 

The Eclipse is a ‘RE-SET’ of the theme on the Sphinx Point.

Since it’s an ECLIPSE of the MOON, by the Earth Shadow which causes the temporary darkening, literally Mother Earth – on the AQ – PI side of the MOON provokes and evokes a ‘RE-SET’ of WE The People, The Climate & The Planet. That’s where Collective Interconnectivity come in (AQ – PI). We’re all in this together! A movement is obviously already kindled and happening in the U.S.
In our personal lives, and starting from # 1, the Eclipse calls us to be in touch with our loving and creative Heart (LEO / REGULUS), love and understand ourselves, be in integrity, and be there for others, from a place that gives us most joy.

This Eclipse with the FULL MOON in LEO is a ‘precursor’ for the Lunar Nodes shifting into LEO / AQ from Apr 29 on:
Loving Heart creations and showing ourselves more fully are the incentives, vs. just ‘watching the show’ (AQ South Node).

 

On that note, the present South Node on the PI / AQ cusp asks us to let go of excessive, draining ‘overwhelm’ that makes us passive, or even: addicted (since it’s not the ‘real thing’ of being actually connected – PI needs to be connected, and can turn into addictions as a compensation… yet it’s never ‘enough’). Reminds me of omnipresent media ‘flood’ nowadays… Definitely healthy to take a break, do our own ‘thing, and practice that grounds us and brings us back into alignment (VIR North Node).

 

Lunar South Node Glyph

Lunar South Node Glyph

Lunar North Node Glyph

Lunar North Node Glyph

The Nodal axis invites us to balance both ‘poles’ in a healthy way, starting with ‘breathing in’ beneficial energies on the VIR / LEO side:

Gaining a better understanding of ourselves, and loving ourselves for who we ARE. From there connecting with others, friends, groups, humanity, or even an ‘anonymous crowd’ that carries an energy we support or that carries us. If we ‘pick up’ energies from the ‘field’ it’s good to do some clearing and release – just as a regular practice. These energies are collective, and for some reason of resonance or empathy we tap in and absorb them. Maybe they evoke compassion in us – beautiful! Maybe that prompts us to do something for others, and connect. Otherwise, releasing the ‘random’ vibes is definitely cool too. Nature is wonderful for this.

 

Brief Review of the Lunar Nodes / Eclipses in VIR – PI, from Fall 2015 until Spring 2017:

Now we’re coming to the last pair of Eclipses where VIRGO and PISCES are involved, as the Nodal Axis is shifting back (always going retro) into LEO / AQ, on April 29.

The Lunar Nodes have been in VIR / PI since Oct 2015.
Key event at the time: Syrian Refugee ‘Crisis’. Waves of war traumatized families and individuals escaped in despair, ‘stranded’ on Greek shores, and arrived in Central Europe, after the long, arduous trek (SATURN had just re-entered SAG then too). Question was: How can they be helped? North Node in VIR.  
More chaos and overwhelm (PI) followed, also due to more and more recognition how the world and humanity is interdependent. What happens to a ‘part’ of the system can affect everything and everybody, environmentally, geopolitically, economically, on all levels. Butterfly effects… and then there’s the world of social media where posts go ‘viral’.
From a Quantum and Spiritual perspective there IS only ONE (field) here.  
The PI side made us quite vulnerable too (CHIRON in PI), yet Being in the Love, and staying connected is also the healing agent and medicine.

The VIR side has shown us how we as individuals (even if that is ultimately an illusion) can and must become aware of what’s going on, continue to do the good work, help others, and bring ourselves back into alignment by doing our health / wellness practice.

 

The Solar Eclipse in early PI on Feb 26 will be a ‘Ring of Fire’ Annular Eclipse where the MOON doesn’t quite cover the Solar disk, creating a fiery ‘Ring’ effect.

More about the Solar Eclipse in a timely Astro~News blog post for it!

 

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* Ecliptic, Cuspy AQUARIUS – LEO FULL MOON (Aug 18) * Let’s Co-create from the Heart, in Friendship and Freedom!

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Golden Light Wave

Golden Light Wave – Photo by Melanie

 

YES, indeed:

Tonight’s FULL MOON is even a ‘wide’ LUNAR ECLIPSE that ‘grazes’ the penumbral shadow https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_2016_lunar_eclipse.

The MOON will be about 18° away from the Lunar South Node (at 13°24 PI) – the closer SUN & MOON at a New Moon or Full Moon are to the Nodes the more exactly one of these heavenly bodies will be eclipsed.

The NEXT FULL MOON on Sept 16 (closer to the Nodes) will be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.

 

But, hey, energetically it’s been a super charged, ‘electric’ build-up time for this FULL MOON too, due to the URANUS connection with the SUN this week, and the AQ FULL MOON will sextile URANUS too (see chart).

 

All about Liberation:
Freedom FROM… (low grade expressions of the energies involved) – perhaps:

  • LEO Drama & Dominance
  • AQ Isolation and Alienation

And Freedom FOR – perhaps:

  • Authentic Self Expression. Shining Our Light (LEO)
  • Living Life Lovingly and Creatively (LEO)
  • Connecting with Like-Spirited and Like-Hearted Friends and Community (AQ)
  • Co-Creating in Freedom, and with Synergistic Innovation (AQ)

 

Reminds me of the wise teacher J. Krishnamurti who was born with AQ Asc.

Wow, looking up his birth chart at http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Krishnamurti,_Jiddu, it’s late AQ where tonight’s FULL MOON will be!

We could use a bit of his ‘Freedom from the Known’ teaching – on so many levels.

 

Where late AQ is in your chart, that’s the area of life where LIBERATION and Co-Creation is ‘full & ripe’ now:
1st House: How you show up – BE Liberated!

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

3rd House: Your environment – Co-Create in the City, and with ‘Relatives’ in Humanity!

4th House: Your home – A Place for Friends!

5th House: Your creativity – You’re a Free-spirited Innovator!

6th House: Your work and health – Cooperation is the Future!

7th House: Your significant others – Liberated Partnerships, and: Is Your Partner Your Friend?!

8th House: Your deep involvement and transformations – perhaps from Loneliness and Distance to Sharing in Humanity?

9th House: Your travels and worldviews – Meet Like-Spirited Friends in the World – maybe as you Travel or Study?!

10th House: Your calling and purpose – is FREEDOM.

11th House: Your community – True Friends and Co-Creators.

12th House: Your oneness with ALL – always FREE…

 

 

And AQ – LEO reminds me also of the all time favourite quote: “We are All Stars in the Constellation of Love!”

 

The FULL MOON, technically in AQ – LEO, is actually on two sign cusps:

 

The SUN is at the end of LEO, coming closer to the cusp to VIR (and will enter VIR on Aug 22 at 9:38 am PDT), the ‘Sphinx Point’ of Self (LEO) Awareness (VIR).

 

Sphinx

Sphinx on the Giza Plateau – Photo by Melanie, Egypt Journey with my AQ Friend Marina, Nov 2010…

 

Lots of VIR energies are on presently, with

  • VENUS / North Node (was exact yesterday Aug 17), and

MERCURY / JUPITER. The winged one, MERCURY, will travel very close to its ‘Mentor’ / the BIG one, JUPITER, esp. Aug 22 – Sept 16, basically during the whole VIR time, due to MERCURY retro very close to JUPITER end of VIR. See below also: Feature on MERCURY’s VIRGO JOURNEY

  • More about the SUPER VIRGO energy – Honouring the Sacred Feminine, Being in Alignment with our Work and Service, Health and Wellness… – for the VIR SOLAR ECLIPSE (a ‘Seed Eclipse’) on Sept 1.

 

What does this mean for now, the Cuspy FULL MOON presently?

  • Time to HARVEST the gifts of Self Awareness.
  • Gratitude for being able to consciously Live from Love, and Serve Others with what we Love, and be in the Love while we do the Work.
  • Everything goes better (VIR) with a Loving Heart (LEO) – and some dance too 🙂

 

The MOON is at the end of AQ, as I propose to call it, the ‘Coherence Point’ (“We’re all in this together”) – one might also call it ‘www Point’ :-).

Luna will glide over into PISCES even already tomorrow (Aug 18) morning, 7 ½ hrs after the Full Moon, at 9:34 am PDT, to meet in the oceanic realm its very own ruler of the cosmic seas, NEPTUNE, the South Node, and CHIRON, on Fri Aug 19 / Sat Aug 20.

So yeah, Connection (PI) as friends, in circles, groups, as humanity (AQ) is definitely ‘highlighted’ at this point.

Real human connection, I’d suggest… electronic, virtual connection is good too but can’t replace sharing in physicality (You can’t smell or hug or massage or share food with someone online… well, that all sounds like TAU all of a sudden :-)).

 

Since the PI energies are all wrapping around the Lunar South Node (which is very close to NEPTUNE, for the rest of 2016!), it’s also time to release overwhelm and addiction (PI), and, in balance with VIR, do spiritual practice (PI – VIR).

More about the VIR – PI themes in the next Astro~News (VIR NEW MOON / Annular Solar Eclipse on Sept 1 to PI-VIR FULL MOON / Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on Sept 16).

 

The Buddha Surfer comes handy, to illustrate the theme of VIR (skills) PI (waves) 🙂 

Buddhasurf_quote

Picture says: “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

More fun with some other surfer friends around (AQ – PI), and there we come full circle with the FULL MOON theme

Shine Your Light, Move Freely, and Be in Your True Nature!

Let’s Co-create from the Heart, in Friendship and Freedom!

 

* The FULL MOON ChartA Fuller Picture…

 

Voila – the chart for the exact Full Moon tomorrow Aug 18 at 2:27 am PDT, viewed from Victoria BC.

 AQ - LEO FM 2016

 

At the time, CANCER is even the Rising Sign, so the AQ MOON rules the chart, and is high up in the sky, in the 9th house of the chart – The Path of Freedom leads us HOME…

 

As you see, it’s pretty busy, ‘down’ in the VIR environment!
How about channelling that energy into dealing with practicalities that need to be ‘in place’ now, maybe literally Feng Shui’ing the home, or do ceremony and ritual for sacred alignment? Clearing clutter, and passing on unused items, bringing order into our household and health are smart practical moves in this.

Yet, all that ‘doing’ wants to be balanced with being in resonance with what-is, and letting things fall off as needed if we can’t / don’t need to ‘work on them’ / ‘fix them’.

A fine balance. Literally, fine-tuning (VIR-PI).

Actually, it’s not even a balance of this (VIR) and that (PI) but all interwoven and integral…

How about this:

Working in the Flow

Releasing Worry and OCD (obsessive-compulsive DOING), and turning it into OCD (original creative dance) 🙂

 

On that note of puns:

Looking forward (yes, no typo) to MERCURY retro (coming into ‘stormy’ stationary mode on Aug 22, and technical retro from Aug 30 on – see special feature below)… always a good chance to create new pun pathways, and seeing the thinker (and in this case also VIR doer) with new eyes…

 

And then:

Phewww, MARS has made it out of SCO into SAG – the Phoenix has Risen (technically on Aug 2, with the LEO New Moon! A seed for freedom, new trust, growth, and inspired movement (SAG), i.o.w. a new WHY, a new YES was planted then. Now, under the following FULL MOON, we can see ‘new life’ based on this initiation and seed time. How’s that for you? Esp. in the house of your chart where early SAG is.

As you see, there is still one ‘condition’ / test / ‘wait a minute’ effect: SATURN is still ahead of MARS. This (MARS) too shall pass (SATURN) – next Wed Aug 24.

So let’s use that SATURN energy to acknowledge how far we’ve come, and in fact the path unfolds in front of us as we walk – slow is beautiful… Maybe literally some (SATURN type) criteria have to be in place before we’re moving more swiftly and freely forward, upward, onward (MARS in SAG).

 

The MARS / SATURN team are quite crucial ‘players’ these days, since they are the apex / outlet of a mutable T-Square, from NEPTUNE / South Node in PI and VENUS / North Node in VIR.

Wow, lots of action, busy activity, and flow… good to be flexible with all the mutability, as things change, directions shift, quite like surfing energy waves. Skills, Surrender, Inspired Motion from the Heart would be a simple formula…

 

Our friend URANUS in ARIES, still in turnaround ‘station’ (went retro on July 29) made friends with the LEO SUN this week, and has also shown us that things can shift and open quickly, and what we ’loved’ and tried to hold on to yesterday is already passee today. What remains – best way anyway – is to Live in the NOW!

 

 

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SCO Entry with VIR – PI Bridge of Oct / Nov 2015 : Healing Works of Love ~ Unifying Medicine ~ Fulfilling Service

24 Oct

As you see in the ‘SCO Mutability 2015’ chart below – set up for the entry of the SUN into SCO on Oct 23, 2015 at 10:50 am PDT, we also experience presently a strong VIR – PI ‘Opposition’ which will get even more pronounced towards end of Oct.

SCO Mutability 2015

Here are the specific details of the timing and alignments, for your VIR interest:

VENUS (Oct 8 – Nov 8), MARS (Sept 24 – Nov 12), and JUPITER (Aug 11, 2015 – Sept 10, 2016) are all in VIR

NEPTUNE (2012 – 2026) and CHIRON (2010 – 2018) are in PI for a longer period, and affect the Collective.

The LUNAR NODES entered PI (South Node) and VIR (North Node) on Oct 10.

They will link up with JUPITER in VIR in Jan / Feb 2016, with CHIRON in PI on March 19, 2016, and with NEPTUNE in PI on Nov 4, 2016:

The VIR planets have been and will continue to oppose the slow moving PI planets in the next while, activating the VIR – PI axis from mid Sept until early Nov:

JUPITER in VIR opposed NEPTUNE in PI on Sept 16, and will oppose CHIRON in PI on Nov 3.

MARS in VIR opposed NEPTUNE in PI on Oct 6, and will oppose CHIRON in PI on Oct 16, and meet up with JUPITER in VIR on Oct 17.

VENUS in VIR has just squared SATURN on Oct 10, and will oppose NEPTUNE on Oct 16, and trines PLUTO on Oct 23.

VENUS in VIR meets JUPITER on Oct 25, and opposes CHIRON in PI on Oct 27 (Full Moon Day).

 

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Virgo, ruled by Mercury. By Johfra Bosschart

 

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Pisces, ruled by Neptune. By Johfra Bosschart            

         

Another big shift of the season if not of the year (every 1 ½ years) just happened:
The Lunar Nodes (always going backwards in the Zodiac) crossed from ARIES (South Node) to PISCES, and from LIBRA to VIRGO (North Node) on Oct 10.
We are invited now to bring our sensitivity and connectedness (PI) into alignment and practical service (VIR).The Nodes are all about balance. Replenishing on the PI side of all-connectedness and flow gives us energy to do any work well. When we are connected and loving the work goes so much easier, and healing happens.

The VIR – PI axis is all about…

… from the VIR side (with VENUS – since Oct 8 until Nov 8, MARS – since Sept 24 until Nov 12, and JUPITER – until Sept 10, 2016, and Lunar North Node – since Oct 10 until May 10, 2017) being ‘in our temple’ of alignment with our true, holistic nature, doing our wellness and wholeness practice, and using this precious life time to dedicate our gifts and skills to make the world a better place. In other words, offering sacred service.

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

… from the PI (with Neptune – until 2026, CHIRON – until 2018, and Lunar South Node) being in all-encompassing love and flow, nothing needs to be ‘done’, our ‘job’ is rather to perhaps let our ego and attachment to a certain outcome get out of the way, be open, surrender, be available, allow, hold space, or simply: BE present.

In our embodiment, PI rules the immune system, our aura, energy field, the subtle bodies and chakras (as a field).
Themes for the PI SN – VIR NN are:

  • Random acts of service bring fulfillment.
  • Doing work and being of service, while coming from a place of loving compassion – and skilfulness.
  • Doing what we love, and loving what we do
  • Rather than getting overwhelmed and feeling lost and useless (low vibration of PI SN, linking up with CHIRON and NEPTUNE), where is something practical, healthy, simple we can do that serves others and our own well-being?
  • What would be beneficial practices and techniques (JUPITER / NN in VIR) we could adopt? Something that brings ease and flow (PI)?
  • What can we do to clean up the chaos / mess – while being in the flow of love? Practically speaking: play music while cleaning the closet, and giving away what’s not being used.
  • How can the sensitive and naturally attuned artist and empath in you (PI) bring this gift into something practical (VIR) that helps you and others?
  • God helps those who help themselves. Doing our share, and trusting divine intervention.
  • Love Heals.

The Lunar Nodes were in PI – VIR in these years:
April 1941 – Nov 1942
Dec 1959 – June 1961
July 1978 – Feb 1980
March 1997 – Sept 1988

If you were born in those times, which themes are coming full circle now for you to be released and resourced?

* The LUNAR NODES enter PISCES (SN) and VIRGO (NN) on Oct 10: Healing Works of Love ~ Unifying Medicine ~ Fulfilling Service

10 Oct

The Lunar Nodes will go into PI (South Node) – VIR (North Node) from Oct 10, 2015 – May 10, 2017.

Presently there is a lot of archetypal activation in VIR (VENUS since Oct 8, MARS until Nov 15, and JUPITER. The North Node will be met by all 3 planets (MARS / VENUS early Nov. and JUPITER in Jan / Feb 2016). The South Node in PI will link up with  CHIRON (March 19, 2016) and NEPTUNE in PI (Nov 4, 2016).

Another big shift of the season if not of the year (every 1 ½ years):
The Lunar Nodes (always going backwards in the Zodiac) cross from ARIES (South Node) to PISCES, and from LIBRA to VIRGO (North Node) on Oct 10.

Have we gotten out of balance with natural rhythms? Do you have a sense of overwhelm and chaos? Our sensitivity and sense of  oneness with all life (PI) can on a personal level feel quite overwhelming .
Its time now to do practical things to make the world a better place, clean up, take care of the environment, resolve problems, and do it all in an attitude of service that gives so much back. Is our work in alignment with who we are?

The Nodal axis is about balance. Replenishing on the PI side of all-connectedness, empathy, loving unity and flow gives us energy to do any work well. When we are connected and loving the work goes so much easier, and healing happens for everyone involved.

The VIR – PI axis is all about…

… from the VIR side: Being ‘in our temple’ of alignment with our true, holistic nature, doing our work and practice that supports wellness and wholeness, and using this precious life time to dedicate our gifts and skills to make the world a better place. In other words, offering sacred service.

Harvest Field

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

 

… from the PI side: Being in all-encompassing love and flow, nothing needs to be ‘done’, our ‘job’ is rather to perhaps get our ego and attachment to a certain outcome out of the way, be open, surrender, be available, allow, hold space, or simply: BE present.

Heartwave

In our embodiment, PI rules the immune system, our aura, energy field, the subtle bodies and chakras (as a field).
Themes for the PI SN – VIR NN are:

  • Random acts of service bring fulfillment.
  • Doing work and being of service, while coming from a place of loving compassion – and skillfulness.
  • Doing what we love, and loving what we do
  • Rather than getting overwhelmed and feeling lost and useless (low vibration of PI SN, linking up with Chiron and Neptune), where is something practical, healthy, simple we can do that serves others and our own well-being?
  • What would be beneficial practices and techniques (Jupiter / NN in VIR) we could adopt? Something that brings ease and flow (PI)?
  • What can we do to clean up the chaos / mess – while being in the flow of love? Practically speaking: play music while cleaning the closet, and giving away what’s not being used.
  • How can the sensitive and naturally attuned artist and empath in you (PI) bring this gift into something practical (VIR) that helps you and others?
  • God helps those who help themselves. Doing our share, and trusting divine intervention
  • Love Heals.

The Lunar Nodes were in PI – VIR in these years:
April 1941 – Nov 1942
Dec 1959 – June 1961
July 1978 – Feb 1980
March 1997 – Sept 1988

If you were born in those times, which themes are coming full circle now for you to be released and resourced?