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CHIRON goes retro in ARIES (July 11 – Dec 15) – Healing through Inner Medicine and Authenticity

8 Jul

Sensing it too?
It’s a CHIRON-ic week, and month of July, dear Astro~News Reader!
On July 11, Shamanic Healer / Teacher CHIRON, now freshly in ARIES, goes into its yearly 5-months retro ‘retreat’ – to help us source the Medicine from within.

Quick flash-back for context:
CHIRON crossed over the Spring Equinox a.k.a. ‘Emergence’ Point on Feb 18, 2019, to ‘Come Alive’ in ARIES.
Here’s a link to the blog post for CHIRON’s entry into ARIES.

 

Howzit going thus far, with CHIRON in ARIES?


CHIRON in ARIES connects us with the Medicine of being authentic, in the moment, and starting a-fresh!

In Society, we’ve seen esp. last year brave Young Warriors showing up for their Future, showing us: The Time to act is NOW.
And this year (first one with CHIRON in ARIES, yet also a massive CAP concentration) has been ever so turbulent and unprecedented, esp. when it comes to the (established) medical field, shows:
A new approach to healing is ever so needed, to transform out of the ‘medical battle’ a la ARIES (War on cancer, virus, you name it), as well as confrontational polarization across the board.

The Spring Equinox New Moon in early ARIES on March 24, 2020 came with CHIRON & LILITH (this year also in ARIES)
It’s a Wild New World & Life –

  • How do early wounds (esp. about survival / starting fresh and new) show up to be healed?
  • What’s the Medicine that emerges out of your unconditioned Self?
  • What IS a new approach to staying vibrant, healthy, and strong (ARIES) in this interconnected and multi-influenz-ial (PISCES) world?

 

Full Circle CHIRON in ARIES

The last time CHIRON was for a long time in ARIES, almost 9 years:
Apr – Oct 1968, and Feb 1969 – March 1977 – and a lot happened in those years historically
(thinking immediately of the mass protests in Prague 1968, leading to relative liberation, and of course Woodstock  in Aug 1969, Moon landing in July 1969).
Those of you born in those years carry the Medicine of the Warrior, of Renewal & fresh Beginnings, yet healing of early wounds is a big theme for you as well – leading you to emerge with New Medicine that comes from within and is authentic and unique.
If you were born round 1970 this is your CHIRON Return year – full circle of initiation into your original Medicine.

 

Personal CHIRON in ARIES Themes

Here are some themes you probably recognize, esp. if YOU have your SUN / MOON / AC, or Planets – or even CHIRON in ARIES.

  • All is fresh, raw, and NEW in ARIES.
  • Doing something for the first time – setting a precedent for yourself – try it on!
  • Even if you don’t have partners or allies, going ahead by yourself anyway can be healing.
  • Being in a New World.
  • Finding the Medicine of being Authentically YOU!
  • Emerging from the Collective Consciousness.
  • Taking Initiative.
  • When it’s time to leave the scene and start afresh – simply DO it.

Which all can be scary, and / or hugely liberating.

 

CHIRON the Centaur turned Warrior – artist unknown

CHIRON brings up ‘wounds’ and awkwardness, and we feel like an outsider – in ARIES when we show up or stand up for ourselves, and for what matters to us.

It might be also awkward if we didn’t have role models, or their teachings don’t apply to THIS. 

Yet, what the heck? says ARIES, It’s my life, this is ME.
Early ARIES is a Warrior / Survivor.
All about the NOW.

That’s what ARIES often deals with / presents: NOW THIS!
Alive, alert, letting life force emerge in every moment. Time for fresh beginnings – or for simply being present with what’s always NEW.

Show up in a new way, try out what you haven’t before, not in a long time, or don’t have a ‘model’ or comparison for. If it ‘doesn’t work’ try something else (ARIES doesn’t mind starting anew). The essence of being innovative.
Anger (an ARIES expression) can be your vulnerability (incl. passive-aggressive modes if anger isn’t / wasn’t ok) yet also guide you to your Medicine.

 

Your CHIRON in ARIES

If you were born with CHIRON in ARIES (Apr – Oct 1968, and Feb 1969 – March 1977) you know a bit (or a lot) about the CHIRONic side described above…
For you, round age 50 CHIRON will make its Return, and your ‘original wound / Medicine’ comes full circle.
All of us (independent of age) esp. if we have SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in early ARIES (or triggered by it, in LIBRA, CAN or CAP) we’ll get a CHIRON ‘kick’ too, to step forward, authentically as we are, esp. in the area of life related to our ARIES House in the chart:

 

ARIES in your…

1st House
How You show up –
BE Yourself.

2nd House
What you have and Value –
Innovation, Originality, Courage to go ahead.

3rd House
Your Environment –
Dynamic, never boring, assertive?

4th House
Your Home –
Ever new, and ‘on the go’.

5th House
Your Creativity –
You’re a Pioneer? – Try yourself out in a new way.

6th House
Your Work and Health –
Assert Yourself in a healthy way. Do your own thing.

7th House
Your Significant Others –
Do you attract dynamic, assertive, aggressive People? What does that say about you? Where is now the Medicine in relationships?

8th House
Your deep Involvement and Transformations –
Be the Hero in this.

9th House
Your Travels and Worldviews –
You go, Grrrl / Man!

10th House
Your Calling and Purpose –
Autonomy and Newness

11th House
Your Community –
Warriors and Individualists

12th House
Your Oneness with ALL –
Always in the NOW.

 

CHIRON Activation for all of us


MARS, the ruler of ARIES now and for a looong time also in ARIES (since June 27 – and until Jan 7, 2021).

MARS in ARIES will next week meet CHIRON (in ARIES 2019 – 2027) who’s presently stationary-slow, to go retro on July 11 – Bringing out the Medicine of the NOW. 
The MARS – CHIRON encounter is scheduled for July 14 – but the energy is activated already July 11 / 12 (when the MOON will be in ARIES too, and ‘ushers’ MARS into ARIES) and extends easily to July 19 – just before the late CANCER New Moon on July 20.
What’s going on, with MARS – CHIRON – MOON in ARIES?
Raw and vulnerable experiences and feelings can be triggered – and they can take us to find our Inner Medicine of being truly present and authentically HERE in this Life, and in this Time. There’s only the NOW. How do you show up?

 

CHIRON Retro ‘Syndromes’

With CHIRON going retro (each year for 5 months, these years July – Dec) we’re called to go backward to trace early wounds (ARIES relates to the beginning of Life – even literally Baby stage) that we might have internalized. 
And to find the Medicine that meets those wounds.

Examples:

  • Feeling left alone – being all by yourself.
  • Needing to assert yourself to be noticed.
  • Being in an aggressive-stressful environment – possibly experienced like a ‘war zone’.
  • Being with a family / parent who’s all new to parenting and ‘makes it up as s/he goes’ – which can of course be stressful for the baby.

 

This is the month (also with MERCURY now retro in caring CANCER – coming out of retro on July 12, but still in slow ‘U-turn storm’ until July 20) to meet and dialogue with the ‘early YOU’ with compassion, checking in how his / her Start in Life has caused wounds that still inform his / her present stage, what is needed to heal those wounds, and how ‘walking with the wounds’ have brought Medicine for yourself and for others.

Susan Boulet – Shaman

What I’m also learning is that CHIRON in ARIES, esp. in its retro movement, has to do with Healing early stages in Humanity that created the seed of what needs to change now.
And re-connecting with the Medicine of earlier phases in History, as in: Ancient / early Shamans.

How does that resonate in you?

 

Many Blessings for the Medicine in / as YOU!

Melanie

 

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Independence Day Full Moon PLE in CAP – CANCER, with VEGA & SIRIUS (July 4 / 5): Transforming the Old – Being Consciously Liberated!

3 Jul

Dear Star Being,

Stark contrasts of Light and Shadow these days and weeks and months – now also reflected through Eclipses!
How can we miss it?!
The intensity is actually quite overwhelming and exhausting for many of us.

SO important to know – and also transmitted by the Release Eclipse in CAP – CANCER (with a huge ‘entourage’):
You’re not alone. You don’t have to do all this by yourself.
You’re not pinned against others and against the big bad world.
This is the end of the rope of rulership via division and separation, manufactured scarcity, fear and greed.
A big purge is on.

We are One Human Family – and Spirit emBodied.
United we co-create.

 

Feeling her in you?

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

What a far reaching Lunar Infusion coming up and already extending her effects for a while:

The Full MOON in CAPRICORN – CANCER tomorrow July 4 (9:44 pm PDT) will be another Partial Lunar Eclipse  – after the first in the Eclipse Season, on June 5 / 6 which came with Sun, Moon, and lots of Planets in mutable signs. This one will be super cardinal (new direction in crucial areas of life, impact, taking charge, leadership…).

Once again, the Earth, almost exactly between SUN and MOON will cast a shadow on the MOON (not a Total Lunar Eclipse ‘Blood Moon’ but a Penumbral / Partial one) which will be visible in the Americas, Western Europe, and Africa, with the ‘epicenter’ on the North American East Coast, Central and South America – see map and info here – hence the Eclipse effects are most likely playing out in these –  geographically far reaching – areas.

What’s the significance of the fact that the Earth is casting a Shadow on the Moon?! More about this below…


The Eclipse Full MOON in CAP will be close to JUPITER / PLUTO, SATURN – activating that epic stellium of the ‘3 Titans’ which are together this year. Plus, ‘close to’ VEGA (round 15º CAP) the Harp Star (part of the Lyra constellation) – associated with Orpheus (whose underworld mythology connects to Pluto / Hades).

VEGA

Here’s some beautiful mythology about VEGA.

It’s a Release Eclipse…
Ahhhh – and is that ever needed!

With the Vega activation, it sounds like old Love & Attraction Stories (also as VENUS is now out of Her retro ‘underworld’ and the South Node now in SAG) of separation, hardship, abuse, and fear / control (CAP shadows) are this year more than ever going through the ‘Underworld’ of PLUTO, to be transformed into & reborn as pure SoUlar Light from within that is ‘immune’ to being controlled and overpowered.
That goes for inter-personal as well as for societal relationships (i.e. ‘horizontal’ one-on-ones, and ‘vertical’ relationships in the context of hierarchies and all kinds of conditioned dysfunctional CAP subordination – with yet another JUPITER – PLUTO conjunction in CAP just this week, on June 29 (# 2 of 3 this year, # 1 was Apr 4, # 3 will be Nov 12) accentuating Big Evidence for Shadow and Big Transformation under way.

These old stories and expectations (the Eclipse MOON linking to the South Node end of SAG) ain’t go nowhere anymore.
The CAP MOON shows us
(and if you were born with that signature you know all about it) where care, nurturing, belonging and feeling safe are at best conditional (there’s so much work involved with CAP) and at worst there’s coldness, deprivation, rejection, neglect or abuse in your emotional / Inner Child ‘field’. I hope the JUPITER / PLUTO effects of this year have helped you transform deep patterns!
Applied to the corporate, governmental, and societal-hierarchical CAP realms:
The shadow of “You belong if you fit our expectations, are a good wheel in the cog” i.e. you’re instrumentalized and dehumanized. The ‘nourishment of belonging’ is replaced by a paycheck or otherwise material compensation / incentive / conditioning which keeps the transactional relationship and the consumer wheel going. A world of density that keeps Spirit, Freedom, and Consciousness down and keeps humans in a loop.

CAP also says: How do we Rise to the Occasion?!
A challenge (think Mountain) that is ever so rewarding.

Yet not by doing things ‘the hard way’ (shadow of CAP).
Life seems hard when we’re in fear and resistance – and maybe in the reward trap: “Once this is done / over I can have fun”, or even: “Life and Freedom begin after the work is done.”
Well, that even reminds me of the ever so cynical slogan on the gates of Nazi concentration (‘work’) camps: “Arbeit macht frei.” (“Work makes you free”). 

As an American friend and client and I coined in her session a few weeks ago: The Protestant work ethics is in hospice.
In the Catholic world the CAP equivalent is the guilt trip, and the shame & judgment that goes with it (hence it got some Scorpionic components too). These and similar deep collective conditionings can ‘get us’ and point to where we’re manipulable, and give power, control, and authority away.

Let’s acknowledge the function of conditioned work ethics / guilt conditioning in history, and let them have a good death – maybe even do a ceremony or other symbolic act for what that means in our lives.

How about in contrast already now  / any time starting with raising our vibration via meditation, Yoga, time in Nature, being creative, doing what we love, share and give – tune into abundance and joy?!
Work goes easier and is more inspired and in flow that way too… and brings a sense of CAP calm content.

And hey, our Ancestors (CAP) wouldn’t want us to walk in their footsteps when it comes to hardship (no need to be ueber loyal) – they support us in having a better, freer life in Spirit & Consciousness.
Yes, good to check in with Spirit Ancestors, in this Lunar Eclipse in CAP phase (and always). 

 

This PLE Lunar Eclipse in CAP – CAN is also linked to the epic Christmas Day / Boxing Day Annular ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse New Moon in CAP on Dec 25 / 26, 2019 – when the world was getting ready to jump through the ‘Ring of Fire’ / Matrix of the Old Empire – which is expiring.

And: It’s the last Release (South Node) Eclipse MOON in CAP in the phase since the Nodes moved into CAP – CAN (Nov 2018) – and now even with the link to JUPITER / PLUTO / SATURN in CAP:
A grand finale of ‘Out with the Old’ – and inner contracts (yes, these relationships) with what’s / who’s irresponsible, controlling and abusive. SATURN now retro, and back in CAP (since July 1 until Dec 16) makes big clearing and closure in grounded integrity mandatory.

 

What’s ‘on the other, the Solar side?

SIRIUS

The SUN & MERCURY retro (until July 12) in CANCER , the South Node in late GEMINI, and:
SIRIUS (at about 14º CANCER – the SUN at 13º37′ is super close to that degree!).

SIRIUS is such a majestic blue / multicoloured star…!

Some of us had the privilege to view SIRIUS via my friend Stephen’s telescope a few winters ago, when it was visible in the night sky. Quite the download and connection for me.

Let’s tune into Sirian massages (also aided by MERCURY retro – which started on June 17 in mid-CANCER, next to SIRIUS!).

Did you know that from Earth perspective early July every year the SUN in mid CANCER lines up with SIRIUS, the beautiful bright ‘Dog Star’?

The SUN meets SIRIUS (‘located’ at 14° CAN) round July 5 – 7.
This year even in the Partial Lunar Eclipse Full Moon.

Interesting that Canada, the U.S., and France all celebrate their ‘birthdays’ nowadays… July 1, 4, and 14. Liberation and Independence are important themes with SIRIUS.

 

Independence Day Eclipse it IS

The Lunar Eclipse right ON Independence Day (CDT / MDT / PDT) and on July 5 at 12:30 / 12:44 am EDT is obviously super important for the U.S. 

This ‘grand finale’ of the Eclipse Season since June 5 which has been ever so impactful for the States, as the whole South Node in CAP / North Node in CANCER phase (Nov 2018 – June 2020).

The U.S. PLUTO at 27º33′ CAP has been activated since 2018 and comes full circle (aka PLUTO Return, a 248-year cycle) for the 1st time in U.S. history in 2021 – 22. It’s all building up to a major change from the ground up and from the inside out.

Well, that obviously has to do with a PLUTOnian regeneration of the essential Spirit & Soul of the country, while loads of shadow in the States as on Planet Earth are being processed.

May this Point of No Return turn into a Turning Point that brings Unity back to the presently oh-so divided U.S., and in this polarized world.
We the People – United.

 

Wishing us all Sirian downloads for deep liberation from old conditionings and restrictions that don’t serve us anymore!

 

A far reaching Eclipse in many ways…

And you’ll see evidence for some of these factors in her Star Map below:

  • Literally, far reaching, since all of CAP is framed / covered / super charged, from the South Node end of SAG, over to the MOON, JUPITER / PLUTO, and SATURN (just re-entered CAP on July 1)!
  • On the ‘other side’, the North Node end of GEM, MERCURY retro, and the SUN in CANCER cover 1/2 a Zodiac sign. 
  • Two major Stars are involved and exactly activated by the MOON (VEGA) and the SUN (SIRIUS).
  • A wide range of ARIES is also ‘covered’ from MARS (since June 27 and until Jan 7 in ARIES!), now at 4º14′, over to CHIRON, LILITH to ERIS (these years) between 23 – 24º ARIES!
  • The South Node is in the Galactic Centre – representing the Dark Void out of which Light and Life comes back (not by ‘buying into the old story’ / not by believing in Santa Claus anymore – SN – but by following the Light within).
  • It completes the phase of the Lunar Nodes in CAP (South Node) – CANCER (North Node) which started in Nov 2018. Embracing Compassion & Care, and releasing Control / Being Controlled / Controllable.
  • It’s the last of the Spring / Summer Eclipses 2020: June 5 / 6, June 20 / 21, July 4 / 5, and bridges over to the Fall Eclipse Season: Nov 30, Dec 14.

 

What does the Eclipse FULL MOON evoke?

BALANCE is a key theme, since it’s an opposition. The Full Moon is the ‘Mother of Oppositions’, calling for balance & integration.

And this one comes with SO many other Planetary Archetypes, Nodes and the Stars VEGA & SIRIUS, all on the CANCER – CAP opposition axis. A LOT of polarities calling for balance & integration.
Plus, a T-square to MARS and CHIRON and LILITH in ARIES – super primed for stepping boldly into the New.

 

Let’s take a look at the

Star Map aka chart of the VEGA – SIRIUS / CAP – CANCER Lunar Eclipse

The height of the Eclipse will be at 9:30 pm PDT tomorrow July 4 – just after Moonrise here in the West.
The FULL MOON will be exact just 14 min later, at 9:44 pm PDT.

 

As you see, JUPITER & PLUTO (exactly united on June 29 – # 2 of 3 alignments in 2020) are rising in CAP, followed by SATURN.
We can actually see JUPITER and SATURN these Summer months in the evening / night sky, rising progressively earlier.


The CANCER – CAPRICORN axis is very dominant in the Astro ‘Field’
– and lots of heavenly bodies are all extending over from the Nodal Axis in late SAG (Lunar South Node) – late GEM (Lunar North Node):

 

  • The Lunar North Node is not far from its ruling Planet MERCURY (presently retro, until July 12), and the SUN in CANCER, exactly aligned with SIRIUS.

 

  • The Lunar South Node end of SAG (Galactic Centre), not far from the MOON in mid-CAP super close to VEGA (just 1º off), followed by JUPITER retro / PLUTO retro, and SATURN – which just re-entered CAP (on July 1). 
    SATURN will come once more close to PLUTO in Sept / Oct (without an actual ‘touch point’ which was on Jan 12).
    They constitute together a cycle of societal structural breakdown, purging of the shadow, and rebuilding from the core / basics.
    Their last unions were in 1947 in LEO and 1982 in late LIBRA – and you peeps born in those years are true power houses.

    The present SATURN / PLUTO union in late CAP also activates PLUTO in the U.S. Independence chart.
    The U.S. has their first PLUTO Return(!!!) since 1776 in the years 2020 – 2023 (most exact 2021 – 22). Full circle from establishing a new nation while breaking away from the British Empire (Britain is ruled by CAP, can’t you tell?)… The American Empire is revealing its shadows – to transform. We, the People….?!

    The FULL MOON – partially eclipsed by the Earth Shadow – will be next to JUPITER retro / PLUTO retro in late CAP. The MOON / JUPITER / PLUTO union will be on July 5 at 3:13 / 4:14(!) pm PDT!
    Big time release of the heavy shadow that’s been going on for so long on Planet Earth!

 

 

The exact SoLunar Polarity from Earth perspective is calling for Balance & Integration.

BALANCE of what?

The CAP – CAN axis is about safety and security issues.
Tending to feelings and needs (CAN), while simplifying, and working with resources in a timely manner (CAP).

How can we create a balanced relationship between these apparently opposing orientations?

  • CAN:
    Gentleness, compassion, nurturing our own and others’ needs, family, tribe, finding belonging, going with rhythms and cycles, protecting Nature and our loved and little ones with loving care.
  • CAP:
    Being mature and in integrity, taking on leadership / leading by example, working with priorities, resiliently, respectfully, setting healthy boundaries, using time and resources well.

The two sides of the equation don’t have to be a dilemma but can synergistically cooperate.

SATURN in CAP (and coming out of AQ) asks us to take responsibility for our role in humanity whose greedy power (PLUTO) and control / authority (SATURN) structures have been exploiting and abusing Mother Earth (shadow of CAP) and her human, animal, and plant Beings that need protection and care (CANCER).

To ‘simply’ say NO, have good boundaries, disengage from shadowy collusion with the status quo / ‘business as usual’ wherever we can, and to Be the Change and the Ones (of the more and more) who care, question, and engage in dialogue.
What matters is consistency and leading by example, rather than judging and blaming. Makes us feel better and more empowered too…

‘Just’ resisting and blaming external authority and power structures (SATURN / PLUTO) is not the way forward. It still feeds their energy field by giving them attention, acknowledges them energetically, and basically responds / reacts in an adolescent manner (SATURN retro).

How about taking responsibility, claiming self-authority (SATURN retro), and ‘outgrowing’ them, by co-building new and better, more compassionate and humane structures that take care of needs more directly and on an equal level, rather than the old fossilized top-down institutionalized world?!

 

 

That’s also where the Cardinal T-square from the Eclipse Full MOON to MARS / CHIRON / LILITH in ARIES comes in:

Stepping boldly into action, even in small, simple, first steps (ARIES), and even if it’s awkward and we feel raw & vulnerable (CHIRON) – that’s where actually the Medicine / healing energy is.

With CHIRON in ARIES, early wounds come up for healing.
CHIRON is this month a stationary focal point, since it’ll go retro on July 11. MARS will meet CHIRON freshly retro on July 14. The energy is on from about July 11 (the day when the MOON enters ARIES) to 16.


MARS & CHIRON in ARIES give us a boost to be authentic and pro-active, take initiative, get started and show agency. Which can be actually a refreshing release from the security (CAP) – safety (CAN) tension, and very healing.
What is it that you can DO about this… NOW?

As the quote attributed to Goethe (but likely from another author) goes:
“…Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”

And with LILITH awaiting the Martian activation (exact on Aug 9) showing up in our ‘Wild’ and unconditioned / undomesticated / indomitable way doesn’t have to be via fighting. It can be ‘simply’ by being radically fresh and in the moment, as Nature always is. 

 

How can the Full MOON / PLE highlighting the CAP – CANCER axis affect and inspire us personally?

  • Where / in what ways can we receive nurturing, satisfaction, and reward from being creative and resourceful and through working with what’s already available to you (CAP), rather than buying from / into the system that makes it convenient to consume (and promises status a la CAP) – but at what price?! Definitely a good side to the disengagement from the consumer system lately (hopefully you haven’t compensated by consuming more media or other ‘intoxicants’…).
    Here’s to ‘grass roots’ gardening, cooking, and to (re-?)learning / applying traditional home / building / repair skills!
    Let’s consume less.
    And have more time to play & create more!
  • Where-else can we respond to what’s sold to us by: “Thank you, I (already) got this.”, and be content with less?
    A la Refuse – Reuse – Repurpose – Recycle
  • Which wasteful (time, energy, resources) habits can we get out of, and establish higher vibrational ones that are more deeply satisfying?
  • How can we take more time doing what we’re best at?
  • Play and creative fun beat the heavy CAP vibes of ‘no time for that’…
  • Let’s shift the old ‘reward’ based conditioned paradigm (SATURN in CAP) to: Play first, work later. And to: Work IS Play.
    Works great for me. Play puts me in an inspired and relaxed work mode, plus I get to see that ‘work’ and clients come to me not because I work so hard but because they love me and love what I offer, and how it affects them. Everything works so much more smoothly – and playfully – with resonance and connection…

 

If your Birthday is between July 1 and 8, or your MOON, AC, or Planets are in mid CANCER, CAP, yet also mid ARIES and LIBRA, here are some questions to inquire (yay GEMINI North Node!), or do a ceremony around: 

  • How can your needs be met, and your life be sustainable, in the context of the structures you’re living in?
  • Do you need to make foundational changes? In the areas of life relating to (esp.) CAP / (yet also) CANCER in your chart (Houses)?
  • Do you need to downsize, to drop excess ‘weight’ (incl the weight of responsibility to manage what you got), to make life simpler, and have all that you need – plus more time?!
  • Is the structure / system you’ve been in changing? It likely is, given the recent unprecedented events…
    How is that reflected in your own life in a way of Being the Change you wish to see in the World?

 

CANCER – CAP is the axis of Family / Tribe and Elders / Leaders

  • How can important themes round home, family, belonging, safety, emotional needs, and on the other hand (is it a dilemma?) building of sustaining structures, responsibly working with time and resources, self-sustainability, and ‘s-aging well’ be reconciled?
  • In a time where nuclear and extended families in the traditional sense seem to lose their cohesiveness (or will there be a renaissance?) – what’s your world of home and family transforming into? Where and what is your family and home, in essence? Where is your tribe?
  • Who are the Elders and leaders you turn to for guidance? Who are your Spirit Elders?
    Your inner Elder might be waiting to connect with you.

 

I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing Light of your own Being ~ Hafiz

 

The SUN in CANCER, activated by SIRIUS is about Conscious Liberation – to radiate from our self-nurturing Light which IS our Home.

Leading by example (SATURN in CAP) is then natural – with our radiant Beingness we can inspire and ‘give permission’ to others to do / BE that too.

 

 

Apropos the super charged CAP – CANCER Eclipse (even though it’s technically ‘just’ a Partial Lunar Eclipse)let’s tune in with a master & model for Compassion in Action – despite having been subject to totalitarian regime:

HH the 14th Dalai Lama will have his 85th birthday (he already had his URANUS Return – the Planet of Awakening – an 84-year cycle) on July 6 – so close to SIRIUS too!

Dalai Lama

HH the 14th Dalai Lama

 

Here is a beautiful quote by H.H. that a dedicated Buddhist Friend sent me years ago – big gratitude, dear Heather!

Also very apropos the upcoming CAP – CAN ‘Powerhouse’ dynamic, activated by the Eclipses, and a ‘good use’ for the persistent CAP energy – coupled with Cancerian compassion:

Never give up

No matter what is going on
Never give up. Develop the heart.

Too much energy in your country
Is developing the mind
Instead of the heart.

Develop the heart.
Be compassionate.
Work for peace
In your heart and in the world.

Work for peace.
And I say again:
Never give up.

No matter what is happening,
No matter what is going on
Around you,
Never give up.

~ HH the XIV Dalai Lama

 

Blessings for the SIRIUS Initiation into Conscious Liberation!

Wishing you from my Heart a soulful and regenerative Partial Lunar Eclipse Full Moon!

Melanie

 

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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 yourself in the bigger evolution. Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’ and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.

I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life. I 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.

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

 

 

 

MARS in ARIES for more than 6 Months (June 27 – Jan 7!) – Take Initiative with New Vigour & Vitality!

29 Jun

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Friends,

 

MARS now in ARIES – and for a loooong time (June 27 – Jan 7)!
Kicking fully in tomorrow Tue / MARS-Day June 30 – with the Moon in SCO (which used to be ruled by Mars) – outer shifts & calls to action and deeper transformation are well under way.

 

Hopefully you could surf the waves of Oneness and surrender in the letting go / rolling-out phase with MARS in PISCES since MAY 12 (if you like, check in retrospect the blog post for that phase)….
Yet, there’s been also lots of overwhelm esp via the media, met with passivity or escapism, and the alike.

But hey, now!
Are you ready to come out of that groove, get into gears and into action for the Summer and way beyond?
Noticing renewed vigor & vitality, and that it’s time to DO something about something? Good!

Let Your Inner Super Hero/ine and Activist emerge! Here’s a thought & spirit provoking short video apropos: Re-activating the Inner Hero/ine.

 

MARS (Hubble Space Telescope)

MARS now freshly in its own sign ARIES since June 27 is kicking us in the butt to emerge a-NEW and take initiative for the NEW!


The springy Life Force awakens, desire and passion are reborn.

MARS will be in ARIES for an extremely long time – until January 7, 2021!


That’s more than 1/2 year – unheard-of! The ‘usual’ for MARS to be in a sign is 2 months.

How come?
You guessed it:
MARS will go retro, Sept 9 – Nov 13.

More about MARS retro in a blog article closer to the date, specifically dedicated to it.

 

All the forward-backward-forward motion from Earth perspective will be completely in ARIES (MARS doesn’t move over into another sign before or during retro).
Pretty unusual:
The last time MARS was in its own sign ARIES and going retro was almost exactly 32 years ago, July 1988 to Jan 1989, with the retro phase end of Aug to end of Oct 1988 (when it did go back to the ‘tail end’ of PISCES).

That was just before the Berlin Wall came down (Nov 1989) and the Eastern European Communist-Socialist dictatures started to crumble (well, SATURN – URANUS – NEPTUNE in CAP, opposed by JUPITER in CANCER in 1989 had to do with that too…).

If you happen to have been born during that specific time:
Listen up & show up. This one’s esp. for you – for sure!

And for all of us with ‘something’ (SUN, MOON, AC, Nodes, Planets) in ARIES – that gets activated and needs to kick into gear.

MARS rules ARIES – a drive to take action & initiative, to start something new, be assertive, and ‘just do it’ (rather than dreaming / visualizing / talking….), a boost for everything dynamic. Things can move fast, with MARS in ARIES.

What do you want?
What’s the 1st step?
Go for it!

 

But wait a minute – MARS will go retro in that energy too – calling us to find our inner motivation and desire first – to make sure actions aren’t ego driven or otherwise not in alignment and balance with Soul & Spirit (indicated by the opposition of MARS with the SUN in LIBRA, on the half-way point of MARS Retro which will be reached on Oct 13).
Well, and it’s about ‘RE-calibrating the Masculine’ which I’m sure you’ve read or heard somewhere in the Astro ether, cuz… that’s what astrologers like to call it.
But hey, what does that mean to YOU? ARIES is about the original, authentic, autonomous Self. No cookie cutter life whatsoever… rather make it up as you go.

Be an expression of your Highest Self – call it: Be in your intrinsic SuperPower / use your best inner resources (PLUTO in CAP which MARS in ARIES will square / challenge 3 times,  pre-, during, and post-retro), and bring that to the table of Humanity – when if not NOW?!

 

When MARS goes retro in ARIES in dynamic tension with the SUN in LIBRA it can also bring out old, unresolved battles for fairness and justice – in relation to governmental / hierarchical ‘old world’ structures / where the Old Empires expire – as the SUN – MARS opposition will (esp. under the LIBRA New Moon on Oct 16) extend into a T-square to JUPITER, stationary PLUTO, and SATURN end of CAP.
Yet, rather than fighting against (with the problem of still feeding the ‘monster’) the old (MARS retro)… how do we invest our energy into constructively & innovatively co-building (CAP) the New (ARIES)?

 

 

There’s SO much to this MARS in ARIES – esp. in its alignments with CHIRON, LILITH, and ERIS – a ‘dwarf planet’ and in mythology the Goddess of discord and sister of belligerent MARS who’s been in ARIES since 1922(!) and will be until 2040. More about ‘her’ below in the MARS – ERIS paragraph.

And to MARS’s double square with JUPITER on Aug 4 & Oct 18, and triple square with PLUTO (MARS’s transpersonal ‘higher octave’) on Aug 13, Oct 9, and Dec 23.
Both JUPITER & PLUTO are this year travelling in close proximity in CAP and aligning 3 times (Apr 4, June 29, and Nov 12).
Big Revelations of Shadow – esp. the abuse of power, destructive / unwise use of time and resources, and leadership out of integrity. Leading to Big & Deep Transformation, esp. when it comes to established, hierarchical power structures or otherwise ‘old world empires’.
The dynamic is already playing out via the CAP – CANCER Full Moon / PLE on July 4 / 5, which comes with a sharp cardinal T-square to MARS / CHIRON / LILITH in ARIES. No boredom.
Stay tuned for the Eclipse blog article!

 

 

What does MARS in ARIES bring?

 

  • New vitality and Spring-like energy is emerging and arising – it all starts HERE!
    If you’ve been sick and weakened, you get a boost of energy, esp. if you have SUN, MOON, Nodes, AC or Planets in ARIES. MARS is natural in its ARIES domain, as a survivor, an ‘energizer bunny’, and ‘he’ comes to life when battling the elements.
  • Fast actions and reactions.
  • People can get quite angry and upset (esp. with MERCURY squaring MARS on July 8 & 27) – no more PISCEAN tolerating – can be a fired-up and confrontational period, with MARS in ARIES. Better to channel the energy into action – find healthy outlets. 
  • Our inner Super Hero/ine wants to be launched.
  • Do something productive with that energy! What matters is to pro-actively get going – better than resisting and fighting.
  • If it ‘doesn’t work out, not to worry. ARIES gets up and starts again, in a new way. Like a toddler learning to walk, with natural instinct and trust.

 

Aries Ram by Khairzul MG – Fine Art America

This is OUR Time & Life.

Let’s not postpone or give up but do something exciting with the Time and Energy we have here!
MARS in ARIES gets the ball rolling, and brings fresh energy & vitality for getting going, and taking action…

…esp. after the FULL MOON / Partial Lunar Release Eclipse in CAP – CAN  with JUPITER-PLUTO and SATURN, on July 4 / 5 (last Eclipse in a long time with CAP SUN or MOON on the South Node Release Point) which calls us to be done with and give a good farewell to heavy, depressing, burdening, judgmental, repressive energy of the ‘Old Empire’ that’s expiring now / the ‘old operating system’ that’s ‘security’ / fear & control based to make room for showing up, and doing what really matters, in a new and ALIVE way.

Once the SUN in CANCER will pass the opposition point with SATURN retro back in late CAP on July 20 – the ‘blue’ CANCER New Moon (by then MERCURY is also out of retro), it’ll be easier to move with a clear and conscious Spirit facing what appeared as obstacles, fears, judgments, and old blockages, to stand in our authority and have agency (ha, no more excuses…).

MARS will be in ARIES until Jan 7, 2021!
Get going, Amigos & Amigas!

 

Which Planetary Combos & Dynamics are up, with MARS in ARIES?

A lot & and intensely so – given the 1/2 year RAMification activation!

 

  • For starters, MERCURY in CANCER will square MARS in ARIES on July 8 while in retro (until July 12) – and again out of retro on July 27.
    Good to channel angry thoughts and words into checking in with our needs, and being kind and pro-active, rather than going into a verbal war / taking it out on others.
    Later this year, MERCURY in LIBRA will oppose MARS retro in ARIES, on Sept 24. Negotiation and win-win rather than ‘old battle mode’.

 

  • Soon after the first MERCURY square, MARS in ARIES will meet ‘Wounded Healer / Teacher’ CHIRON (in ARIES 2019 – 2027) who’s presently stationary-slow, to go retro on July 11 – Bringing out the Medicine of the NOW.
    The MARS – CHIRON encounter is scheduled for July 14 – but the energy is activated already July 11 / 12 (when the MOON will be in ARIES too, and ‘ushers’ MARS into ARIES) and extends easily to July 19 – just before the late CANCER New Moon on July 20.
    What’s going on, with MARS – CHIRON – MOON in ARIES?
    Raw and vulnerable experiences and feelings can be triggered – and they can take us to find our Inner Medicine of being truly present and authentically HERE in this Life, and in this Time. There’s only the NOW. How do you show up?

 

  • Next up: MARS will encounter ‘Wild’ LILITH (in ARIES this year too, Jan 27 – Oct 21) twice: On Aug 10 when in forward motion, and again during MARS retro, on Sept 23.
    The second super charge of LILITH while in ARIES, just after Fall Equinox – the first was the Spring Equinox ARIES New Moon with LILITH & CHIRON on March 24 – when the ‘Wild & New’ began…
    A ‘wild & fierce & raw’ energy for sure.
    What’s cooking and showing up? An up-rising?
    Our wild and unconditioned / untameable, indomitable side is activated as rarely otherwise.

    LILITH is in ARIES every 9 years, for 9 months, and the chances for Her to get activated by MARS twice are super rare (remember, MARS was the last time retro in ARIES in 1988 / 89).
    The fact that MARS will meet LILITH again when in retro shows there’s more to the activation & coming alive of what’s Raw & Wild – in alignment with Spirit and Life Force (not ego).

 

One of ERIS’s glyphs – representing her discordant nature quite well

  • Also in ARIES – and often ignored (well, that’s tragically-fittingly aligned with Her Archetype) – and met by MARS 3 times: on Aug 15 (MARS direct), Oct 6 (MARS retro), and Dec 22 (MARS direct): ERIS.
    She’s the most massive and second-largest ‘dwarf planet’ known in the Solar System, and was given this astronomical status in 2006 (originally named ‘Planet X’ / ‘Xena’).
    This happened in the process when PLUTO was demoted as a Planet – while in late SAG, the Galactic Centre(!).
    The Planetary Archetype PLUTO btw is of course well and alive, regenerated (can’t demote Archetypes arbitrarily…), and in the meantime seen in a new light through the New Horizons space mission cameras, with first close-ups from Pluto in 2015.

    Since ERIS has almost the same diameter as PLUTO, and size matters for astronomical classifications, if PLUTO had retained its Planet status, ERIS and CERES had to be reclassified as Planets too which the astronomical community / consciousness wasn’t ready for.

    Regardless of her astronomical ‘status’, ERIS came into collective consciousness in those years.

    ERIS has a highly elliptical orbit that takes her 558 years around the SUN – more than twice as long as far-out PLUTO (248 years).
    She’s been in ARIES for a super long time, since 1922, until 2040 – for most of us our entire life time.
    Even if you have ‘nothing in ARIES’ you do: ERIS
    (showing how you respond to / with that Archetype!).

    Who / what / which Archetype actually is ERIS, and how does She show up now personally and societally?
    The rather unevolved role of the ERIS Archetype – the Greek goddess of discord & strife – seeds disruption and separation, is vengeful and confrontational.
    We’ve seen a lot of polarization and discord in Humanity lately (triggered through the Corona Crisis – hmm, the ‘Coronation’ theme is very symbolic for the ERIS Archetype too – don’t give sovereignty away!) as the massive 2020 Stellium of the Titans, JUPITER – PLUTO – SATURN end of CAP moved into square with ERIS – who is presently (these years) between 23 – 24º ARIES!
    Why all that discord & strive?
    Because she’s not welcome at the table / not invited to the ‘ceremony’.
    So much conflict nowadays, as the socio-political Plutocratic (literally: rulership of the wealthy) 1% elite / supremacy (CAP shadow) is playing their exclusive ‘game’ in the old and dying hierarchical top-down world, at the expense / exclusion of ‘regular people’ and esp: minorities who feel left out of the ‘democratic’ decision making process.
    Prime examples of large scale collective seeding of discord and separation has happened via the media / social media and their deceptive / programming potential and via ‘disruptive technology’ that started to kick in big time when URANUS in late ARIES met ERIS – 2016 / 17 – only every about 85 years – and which can be abused in so many ways…

 

ERIS – Antikensammlung Berlin

Mythological ERIS is the sister of MARS / ARES.

In Greek Mythology,
“She stirs up jealousy and envy to cause fighting and anger among men.
At the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, all the Gods were invited with the exception of Eris, and, enraged at her exclusion, she spitefully caused a quarrel among the Goddesses that led to the Trojan War.”

Here’s where ERIS can evolve, according to Doug Walker in this excellent ERIS intro article:
“If the ERIS Archetype is developed fully, humanity may never have to experience war again. The feminine ERIS will balance the aggression of MARS. A well developed ERIS Archetype could banish all war. The ancient prophesy of swords turned into plowshares could be realized.”
Esp. with MARS going retro in ARIES this year: No more war!

ERIS’s Archetype shows also how ‘small things’ can lead to major effects.
May the combo of ERIS & MARS show how the sum of small determined actions (not: upset re-actions) can help shift global consciousness and move us into the NEW Way of Being with one another on this Planet Home!

And may MARS moving now through ARIES and meeting ERIS three times this year, pre-, during, and post-retro, on Aug 15, Oct 6, and Dec 22 give ERIS a boost to be adamant, show up and stand up and fight – with our best resources (JUPITER / PLUTO / SATURN in CAP) – in an empowering and transformational way!

 

May CHIRON now in ARIES, and approaching ERIS (exact in 2025, and in the making) help with healing what makes war possible!

 

  • So, MARS in ARIES will on Aug 10 – 15 and in retro on Sept 23 – Oct 6 meet LILITH and ERIS.
    While LILITH – every 9 years – meets ERIS in ARIES end of Aug / early Sept 2020, and all 3 will square PLUTO & SATURN end of CAP.

    A highly charged time. May it be worked out in a productive and effective way, for the benefit of us individually (ARIES) and for society. May responsibility & integrity be restored!

 

  • Also promisingly brought to our awareness via the Sabian Symbol of the degree where MARS goes retro on Sept 9.

    ARIES 28°: “A LARGE AUDIENCE CONFRONTS THE PERFORMER WHO DISAPPOINTED ITS EXPECTATIONS.

    KEYNOTE: The necessity for mature preparation and self-criticism.

    We see here the tangible results of the situation evoked by the two preceding symbols. Great hopes, excited expectations cannot be sustained. The last symbol reveals the performer’s state of consciousness; in this one he is actually made fully aware of having promised – to the many elements of his own personality as well as perhaps to other human beings – more than he was able to deliver. The issue is how to handle this situation. In one form or another, it is an often recurring situation in the life of an individual person. The manner in which it is met determines the individual’s future possibilities of development and achievement.

    This is the third stage of this five-fold sequence. What is implied here is the need to be more than “obsessed by potentiality” and subjectively involved in the use of the new powers. The objective results have to be considered, i.e. what this use will do. The individual is not alone concerned, for in a sense mankind as a whole will be affected. What is required, therefore, is an objective inclusiveness of the whole environment; thus a sense of RESPONSIBILITY for what one’s actions will produce in people who have been made to expect significant results.”

    The 3 days from MARS going retro on 09/09/2020(!) to Sept 12, when JUPITER goes out of retro will be the peak of Retro Planets this year (and the most I’ve seen in my 20-year professional practice) – SEVEN simultaneously!
    August / Sept / Oct with 6 & 7 Planets retro will be a pivotal time of the year, to regenerate from within in so many ways – which can help us / is necessary even, to change course on the ‘outside’.

 

  • More super significant MARS activations:
    MARS squares 2 / 3 times JUPITER & PLUTO which are close together end of CAP this year, and themselves go into triple conjunction with each other (Apr 4, today June 29 while both are retro, and Nov 12).
    Big time revelation & big transformation when it comes to deep pervasive CAP shadow (corruption, abuse of power & authority in institutions, governments, societal structures, hierarchies, old world leadership / ‘Old Empires’).

    MARS still going direct will square JUPITER retro on Aug 4, and MARS retro will square JUPITER going direct on Oct 18.
    MARS direct will square PLUTO retro on Aug 13, MARS retro will square stationary PLUTO (going on Oct 4 out of retro) on Oct 9, and MARS post-retro / direct will square PLUTO direct on Dec 23 – just 2 days after the JUPITER – SATURN conjunction at Winter Solstice 2020 on the 1st degree of AQ where a new 20-year socio-political-economical cycle starts.

    Now, that’s a LOT and intense.

    And it all happens over the ‘hot phase’ of the U.S. Elections, and while the U.S. have the first phase of their 1st PLUTO Return in history – PLUTO comes back to the position where it was in 1776 – technically 2021 – 22 but that’s already in the making (and unmistakably in effect).
    Looks like an epic challenge of Heroes and ‘Titans’ / Tyrants, a battle facing Oligarchy (rulership of the few) / Plutocracy (rulership of the wealthy).

    So important for all of us Humans to activate not just our inner Hero/ine and show up / stand up, but to activate our ‘SuperPowers’ / connect with the Power of Soul & Essence / Core – ultimate & unalienable source of Power and Guidance (PLUTO – JUPITER).

    And when it comes to the U.S. PLUTO Return: May the Core & Soul of the Country regenerate, and may the essence of the Constitution be restored and its Spirit evolved into this time.

 

  • Lastly & full circle (how apt):
    MARS in ARIES makes 2 contacts with SATURN, when entering ARIES and when SATURN goes direct.
    On June 28, the day after MARS enters ARIES, it went right away into a sextile with SATURN retro which was at the entry point of AQ (where JUPITER will align with SATURN on Winter Solstice!) – just before it went back to its domain CAP (July 1 – Dec 16), for ‘unfinished business’ there.
    Supportive for social activism that’s FOR rather than against.

    Exactly 3 months later, on Sept 29 (SATURN Day – with its 29-year cycle) – the day after SATURN goes direct, hence will be a crucial stationary ‘anchor’ V.I.P. (very important Planet) end of Sept / early Oct, MARS retro in its own sign ARIES will square SATURN in its own sign CAP.

    Looks like at the initial ‘friendly’ contact end of June shows us where future oriented actions & possibilities for responsible collaboration lay.
    Whereas during the sharp second contact end of Sept old unresolved conflicts need to be worked out first before decisive moving forward is practically doable (even though the urge is there).

 

Since there are so many specific alignments from / to MARS while it’s in ARIES for more than 6 months it’s only reasonable and common sense not to lay them all out here chronologically (a SATURN thing), because it would be overwhelming for me to compose them and for you to process them all.
I rather pooled them up above in thematic groups of MARS meeting the various Planetary Archetypes, and hope you find that helpful.

Of course, you can find the specific transit alignments from and to MARS in the Cosmic Calendar of my email ASTRO~NEWS which goes out to subscribers (email me if you’d like to be on the list: licht@islandnet.com) before every New Moon and Full Moon.

 

As mentioned, stay tuned for a special ASTRO~News blog article re: MARS Retro (Sept 9 – Nov 13), closer to September.

 

 

MARS in ARIES in Your Chart & Life…

… will activate and energize your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planetary Archetypes in ARIES, and the area/s of life relating to the House/s where ARIES is in your birth (and local) chart/s.

 

1st House
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House
Your Environment

4th House
Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

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

6th House
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House
Your Partners & Significant Others

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

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

10th House
Your Purpose incl Career, Your Public Self

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

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

 

 

Do You want to explore the MARS-in-ARIES activation in YOUR chart & life?
Let’s do it. C
ome over for a private session! Can be a short focused one (ARIES likes that).

 

All the Best for a dynamic Start into / as the NEW, with MARS in ARIES!

Melanie

 

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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 yourself in the bigger evolution. Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’ and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.

I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life. I 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.

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

Feeling called to explore your own Cosmic Map, and how it can guide you on your Earthly Journey?
And – a la GEMINI – Astrology is a fascinating language, and there’s so much to learn from / with it.
Come over / let’s meet online, for your private Astro session!

 

 

1º CANCER New Moon / Summer Solstice Annular Solar Eclipse (June 20 / 21) – A New Beginning for the Human Family

17 Jun

Dear Human Being in our Star Family,

The Epic Summer Solstice ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse on June 20 / 21, 2020 is on the Horizon…
The Eclipse at 11:41 pm PDT on June 20 will be at its maximum just just 9 hrs after the Summer Solstice (2:44 pm PDT).

 

 

We’re now in the Heart of the end of Spring / early Summer Eclipse Season.
I’m sure you’re feeling it…

THREE Eclipses are on this time – no wonder it’s an intense time, and so much else is going on in the Heavens and on Earth…

 

This one is BIG!

 

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with the cardinal Turning Points of the Equinoxes and Solstices: Ostara, LITHA (Summer Solstice), Mabon, Yule (Winter Solstice)

* It’s the second of two related major ecliptic Solstice ‘Ring of Fire’ Eclipse New Moons:
The Dec 25 / 26, 2019 Annular Solar Eclipse in CAP (with SO much CAP) just after the Winter Solstice.
And now the June 20 / 21, 2020 Annular Solar Eclipse at 0º21 CAN just 9 hrs after the Summer Solstice.

Both are catalyzing karmic pathways (aka ‘Dragon’s Mouth’ and ‘Dragon’s Tail’), collectively and for us personally, esp. if we have CAP & and CANCER energies in our charts.

They are super significant Eclipses, as they happen on the cardinal Solstice Points of the year, where energy takes a turn and a new lead.
Which also shows up in the Sabian Symbol for the Eclipse New Moon degree…..

More about it on the bottom of this blog post.

 

* This Solar Seed Eclipse (with the North Node) on the Summer Solstice Point aka ‘Nesting Point’ is the first one since the Lunar Nodes shifted on the day of the last Full Moon / Penumbral Lunar Eclipse  on June 5 / 6 (North Node back from CANCER to GEMINI, South Node from CAP to SAG).
The Nodes will be in this combo until Dec 23 2021, with the theme: Questioning the old story / narrative / agenda / truth. Entering new dialogues.

 

* It’ll be an Annular ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse – as the New MOON covers the SUN disk but not fully, since it’s to far from Earth to do that, leaving the Solar Corona(!) Ring to see.
Here is a visualization of the Eclipse, and a map of the Eclipse path (over Central Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Central Asia, and China(!).

 

* As mentioned, the last Annular ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse was on Christmas Day / Boxing Day, Dec 25 / 26, 2019 – Out of the Old Paradigm. Into New Ways of Being.  And has it ever been like that, since the Corona Crisis / Initiation!!!
This Eclipse brings us personally and in the Human Family back to where true Home is.
We were called to ‘jump’ through the Ring of Fire of the ‘Old Empire’ that’s expiring now. Now, we’re called to ‘jump’ into the true / inner Nest and Sanctuary from which to create a New Life – in this oh-so pivotal Year of Transformation 2020.

 

* The Seed Eclipse is very potently inviting for ceremony, and for intentionally planting new seeds on the ‘Nesting Point’ from GEM to CAN – Nest Building with Kindness and Care. In, as, and for Humankind.

 

* And even though the Summer Solstice Solar Eclipse carries so much newness, it also comes with 5-6 Retro Planets (MERCURY, VENUS, JUPITER, SATURN, NEPTUNE – the day after, PLUTO). So effectively it’s about preparing ‘The Nest’ for the New – which may take shape once the Retro phases integrate (Oct / Nov).

 

* This month is ‘pregnant’ with Astro Influences, catalyzed by the Eclipse New Moon and ‘cosmically delivered’ mid-to end of June:

~ MERCURY goes retro on June 17
~ NEPTUNE goes retro on June 22
~ VENUS goes out of retro on June 24
~ MARS goes into ARIES on June 27 (and will be there for a looong time, until early Jan, due to retro in Sept – Nov)
~ JUPITER retro aligns with PLUTO retro end of CAP (# 2 of 3 this year) – that in itself bodes for Big Revelations, and Big Transformation.

More about all these interwoven influences & confluences, in the description below, under the cosmic map of the Eclipse New Moon.

 

 

Where in your Birth Chart is the GEMINI / CANCER cusp that the Eclipse activates?

Maybe even via your SUN, MOON, Planets, Nodes?

Or for everyone: Which House does this cusp ‘live in’?
That’s the area of Life where the cosmic energies support your ‘New Nesting’ – and a New ‘Nest’ is being prepared for you.
The effects may well evolve until the next Eclipse Season in Nov / Dec.

1º CANCER in your…

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House:
You in Your Local Environment

4th House:
You and Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

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

6th House:
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House:
Your Partners & Significant Others

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

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

10th House:
Your Purpose incl Career, Your Public Self

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

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

 

 

The Annular Solar Eclipse catalyzes what’s going on in the Astro sphere otherwise, even more so than ‘reg. New Moons & Full Moons.

 

SO – let’s take a good look at the

Birth Chart of the ‘Ring of Fire’ Annular Solar Eclipse

The 0º21′ CANCER New Moon will occur at 11:41 pm PDT on June 20 / 7:41 am GDT on June 21.
The maximum Eclipse will be at 11:40 pm PDT.
It really is energetically a Total Solar Eclipse.

 

 

As you see – the two concentration areas of the Zodiac are

  • The GEM / CAN ‘Nesting Point’ cusp & early CAN, via North Node, SUN, MOON, and MERCURY freshly retro, going from mid- to early CAN, and
  • The massive 2020 Stellium at the end of CAP to AQ ‘Community Building’ & ‘Society’ cusp, with JUPITER & PLUTO, both retro and about to unite for the 2nd time this year on June 29, close to SATURN retro in early AQ where it’s been since March 21 / Spring Equinox(!), about to re-enter CAP on July 1 (until Dec 16 when it finally enters AQ for the next 2 years, until March 2023).

That double cuspy placement of SUN / MOON / NN, and 4 Planets shows us, these concentrated combos / stellium is a big deal.

A New Beginning for…
Our Belonging in Society and in / as Humanity
Where’s Your Tribe?

Who are the People with whom you co-build the New (as the ‘Old Empire’ really does expire now, and doesn’t need to be fed with more fighting / resisting energy…)?

 

My vision:
If everybody would develop what they’re truly best at and what makes us feel we’re on purpose (CAP) and contribute it to society – or into any system or  group context (AQ) the world would be a better and happier place.
Well, it starts with parenting, education, etc.
And Astrology helps too…

 

 

 

MERCURY freshly retro in mid-CANCER (with SCO undertone) calls us to deeply remember, reflect, retreat, and connect with Spirit, Consciousness, and the Heart before moving forward with ideas and approaching others with those.

 

Now is a beautiful energy to cultivate our inner Nest & Sanctuary while attracting others with whom to co-create – as VENUS in GEMINI is coming out of Retro (since May 12) on June 24.
Hope you have found your true inner Value/s in this ‘Underworld’ / ‘Innerworld Journey’ that prepares you for the Alchemy.

 

OH yes, and the ‘Higher Octave’ of VENUS, transpersonal NEPTUNE the All-Connector Archetype, these years (2012 – 2026) in its own ruled sign of PISCES, is also quite prominent in the Astro sphere this month:
It stations to go retro – on the DAY after the Eclipse, June 22
(yearly in June), for the next 5 months, until Nov 28.

NEPTUNE at 20º57′ PI gets ‘pulled’ by MARS into a wide square to the Eclipse New Moon.
MARS / NEPTUNE were in sharp T-square with the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on June 5 / 6, affecting us in ways of overwhelm, confusion, delusion, more ‘media showers’ etc, and calling for release, letting go and transcendence (different than spiritual by-passing) and making space for connecting and receiving through new openness – hopefully that could happen for you.

So, more or less indirectly (ha, a very Neptunian-vague statement) NEPTUNE / MARS in PISCES are subtle / subliminal ‘influencers’ this month. Everything has been in flux (mutable signs prominent) – leading over now to new direction (cardinal energy of CANCER, SATURN back into CAP, and MARS entering its own sign ARIES on June 27).

 

Speaking of MARS entering ARIES – that’s a big shift too.

With MARS in PISCES (since May 12) widespread mass movements and outburst of anger and activism happened – a whole other ‘2nd wave’ than anticipated. Everything is intertwined and connected, and domino effects happen.

MARS in ARIES (from June 27 on) will be a call to action.
It can also bring (more) violent action since anger is certainly ON, but with its upcoming retro phase, Sept 9 – Nov 13, it’s a recalibration of true Warrior Spirit while revealing where masculinity, desire, and ego is misplaced. MARS will be in ARIES until Jan 7, 2021 – pretty much a record time for MARS (usually 2 months in a sign).

The cuspy energy of MARS on the ‘Emergence Point’ / Spring Equinox Point on June 27 – in wide cardinal square with the Eclipse on the Summer Solstice Point IS also a Big Deal that can kick us individually, relationally, and societally into new action.
MARS and MOON will be in their own signs and in square with each other – a tension between needs and wants…
New Orientation (see also Sabian Symbol below) may well be the solution.
More to be written here about MARS in ARIES June 27 – Jan 7 in the next blog post… thx for your patience lol (that ARIES is not exactly known for…)

 

Also catalyzed / birthed by the Eclipse New Moon on the Summer Solstice CANCER cusp:
JUPITER retro meets PLUTO retro end of CAP on June 29 (# 2 of 3 times this year).
An alignment between these two Titans comes every 13 years – last time ‘only once’ in Dec 2007 end of SAG – the Galactic Centre – where the Lunar South Node is travelling now(!).
The Great U.S. / worldwide Recession / subprime mortgage and financial crisis actually started in Dec 2007, and went on until mid 2009. In Nov 2008, one year into the crisis, Pres. Obama was elected.
Galactic Centre PLUTO 2007 and South Node now: NO, not ‘anything goes’, in fact, we’re in another even bigger crisis re: “Where is this going? Where’s the light at the end of the tunnel?!”

This year, the alignment shows up 3 times (which happens if both Planets ‘catch’ each other in direct / retro / direct mode): Apr 4, June 29, and Nov 12 – a much bigger deal than in 2007.
Plus: JUPITER & PLUTO are close to SATURN – the epic 2020 Stellium.
We’re in a way more massive crisis / transformation / opportunity year now – with the Galactic Centre activation end of SAG at this upcoming central of 3 alignments on June 29,
calling us to drop old agenda, stories, political / economic / philosophical directions / answers (SAG), question the narrative of Growth (SAG), not believe in ‘Santa Claus’ anymore, and ask radically new questions (GEMINI).
Additionally, the central JUPITER – PLUTO alignment 2020 also happens in the centre of this Eclipse Season.

A time of Big Shadow Revelation, and Big Transformation (JUPITER / PLUTO) when it comes to CAP themes.
The ‘Old Empire’ is expiring while revealing its control mechanisms / abuse of power, exploitation of resources / mismanagement / lack of leadership etc.
Yes, it has to do with structures and governments (CAP) but it’s really systemic (AQ), old & intrinsic / even accepted & internalized
(both Planetary Archetypes now retro) as the widespread attitude shows “That’s just how it is… what can you do about it?!”

May MERCURY retro and the 2nd and deeper-reaching JUPITER retro / PLUTO retro alignment that’s building up now for June 29 show us how we contribute on deep core levels to that Status Quo, and what it takes in ourselves, from the inside-out, to help transform, take our intrinsic Power back (PLUTO), and find Space for new Opportunities (JUPITER), rather than projecting the issues onto ‘them’.

JUPITER – PLUTO # 1 on Apr 4 was before VENUS retro (May 12 – June 24) which has in the meantime helped bring consciousness to and disengagement from all kinds of co-dependent relationships incl. ‘vertical’ ones. Hopefully, we’ve outgrown (JUPITER) and transformed (PLUTO) those through seeing them for what they are in a way that we can’t un-see anymore (Point of No Return).

The 3rd of the 3 JUPITER – PLUTO alignments 2020 with SATURN nearby (also end of CAP then) will be on Nov 12 (!) – just 9 days after the U.S. Presidential Elections (which happen to be scheduled for the day when MERCURY will go out of retro and hence in full-on ‘storm’, hmm).

Bottom line, 2020 is a massively transformational year, when it comes to old outgrown structures in governments and societies (JUPITER – PLUTO – SATURN end of CAP / early AQ).
It’ll culminate with the JUPITER – SATURN alignment on the 1st degree of AQ on the Winter Solstice DAY, Dec 21, opening a new 20-year socio-economic-political cycle.
And now we’re in the Centre & Heart of the Transformation – from the inside-out.

 

Back to the cuspy Connections:
Well, there’s a Quincunx (5 signs apart) between the Solar Eclipse on the GEM / CAN cusp and the Retro Stellium of PLUTO – JUPITER – SATURN on the CAP / AQ cusp. Can you see it, indicated by the green ‘picnic table symbol’?
Calling for coordination – not an easy task and not even a measurable ‘goal’ / effect. Rather an on-going adjustment, between a need for safety, belonging and rapport (GEM / CAN), and collaboration, teamwork & community building (CAP / AQ).
Which of course shows up in the present stage out of careful re-opening & readjustment after Covid lock-down. And it’s likely exemplary for other individual & societal adjustments.
Let’s use it as a practice for what we’re energetically preparing and being prepared for – perhaps a re-distribution / re-organization of groups and systems. SATURN (even the Planet associated with Quincunxes) presently retro in early AQ agrees: A test for Humanity / Society. 

 

Lastly, let’s see what the 

Sabian Symbol of the Eclipse New Moon

…wants to show us.
The Eclipse New Moon will be at 0º21′ CANCER.

Raising Ceremony of the Navy Jack Flag on Sept 11, 2002 – now with a whole new connotation: “Don’t Tread on Me.” – Image from NavyTimes

“CANCER 1°:

ON A SHIP THE SAILORS LOWER AN OLD FLAG AND RAISE A NEW ONE.

KEYNOTE: A radical change of allegiance exteriorized in a symbolical act: A point of no return.

We have now reached a square (90º angle) to the beginning of the cyclic process. This is a moment of crisis, a sharp turning point.
In the zodiacal cycle, at the Summer Solstice the northward motion of the sun (in “decimation”) stops; the SUN rises and sets as far north of exact east and west as it can during the year-cycle. Its motion is now reversed. Slowly the Sunset points move southward on the western horizon, and the length of the day decreases. In the Lunation Cycle (from New Moon to New Moon) this is the First Quarter phase.

On the “ship” which symbolizes the ego-consciousness floating, as it were, on the sea of the vast Unconscious, the individualized will makes a basic decision. The dominant Yang force allows the Yin force to begin its six-month long rise to power. The “collective” will gradually overcomes the “individual,” and at the end the state will overpower the person. Now, however, the individual person enjoys his most glorious hour; he exults in his ability to make a “free decision”- i.e. to act as an individual who selects their life goal and allegiance.

This is the first stage in the nineteenth five-fold series of degree symbols. In a decisive act heavy with consequences, the symbolic college youth might realize that s/he should bring to an end her/his quest for the ideal companion and enter into matrimony / relation-ship. They assent to the possibility of progeny, of home responsibility, etc.
Their consciousness accepts a process of fundamental REORIENTATION, implying the stabilization of their energies.”

 

We’re indeed in a fundamental RE-orientation phase now, personally, interpersonally / relationally, societally, and spiritually.
Where does this show up for you, and what’re your new allegiance TO (rather than against)?

Argo Navis Constellation in CANCER – related to the Mythology of Jason & the Argonauts

 

How do we contribute to where the Boat of Life / Society / Humanity is being stirred?!

May the Point of No Return turn into a powerful Turning Point!

May the Ring of Fire Eclipse Re-Orientation be powerful and blessed!

 

Melanie

 

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Wolf Moon / Total Lunar Seed Eclipse in LEO – AQ (Jan 20 / 21): Regeneration of Love, Creative Power, Freedom, and Self-Radiance

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Dear ASTRO~NEWS Blog Reader,

Uhhh – a LEO Full MOON with many dramatic titles is coming up on Sunday evening:

The ‘SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON’.

A Total LUNAR ECLIPSE – Lunar ‘reset’ through the Earth shadow – a spectacle we can SEE from this continent if skies are clearing!

If not we can always tune in – and watch the livestream on Time & Date or other media.

Why do Wolves howl?
Seems like, to communicate: “Here I Am” to the Rest of the Pack (and probably for many other purposes).
Similarly, with this exact CANCER/ LEO – CAP/ AQ FULL MOON, the ASTRO~MEDICINE calls us to show up as we are, roar or otherwise let the pack / tribe / humanity know who you we and where we stand.

 

Eclipse Season

This month, we’re in Eclipse Season again (twice a year):  

Initiated by the JAN 5 / 6 Partial Solar/ South Node (Release) Eclipse in mid-CAPRICORN, ‘sandwiched’ by SATURN / PLUTO, with the Theme Let the Old Empire Expire.


What’s that ‘Old Empire’ in Your world, and in You?
Are you allowing the heavy ‘unmoving’ old structures and conditioning to die a natural presently accelerated death, rather than keeping them on ‘life support’ that drains you?
What in you has the tendency to keep them alive? How can you set them free?

The solution can be aided by a much needed Balance on the ‘other side of the equation’ – from CANCER / LEO where Joy and Play are, where we’re (self)nurturing and (self)loving, childlike and naturally creative.
…which the Full MOON / TOTAL LUNAR ‘Seed’ Eclipse with the North Node on the cusp from CANCER to LEO brings into the picture now, Big Time.
Calling us to a Balance that starts with lovingly Filling our Own Cup – from which place we can be the ‘Water Bearer’ in the World, doing the good work in Society / Community, in Co-creation.

 

Imagine – if everyone would do and contribute with what they’re best at (CAP) and what they truly love (LEO)! The World would be a great place, full of Joy and Creativity, and we’d use our inner Resources much better, be in our Authority and Integrity. 
Why not living from this vision (yay, JUPITER now in SAG loves those!) – and feeling instantly elevated and supported by the infinitely creative Universe?!

 

The ‘Superstar’ TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE FULL MOON

…with the MOON having just entered LEO (only 80 min before the FULL MOON!), and with many attributes (Wolf Moon, Blood Moon, SuperMoon) also shows up quite dramatically, with a T-square to URANUS in late ARIES – the ruling Planet of AQ where the SUN will be freshly in (entering AQ 20 hrs before the Eclipse).
Looks like lots of CAT-alysts for Freedom are kicking in now.

And what an Astro chart image! See below.

In our purrrsonal LEO journey, and in the AQ group consciousness, we’re experiencing all these dynamics.
Let’s see how they play out, what’s ‘UP’, wants to be seen and loved, as in LEO!

LOVE is Freedom…
They can’t be in ‘opposition’, and if still experienced that way, the URANian Awakening is the Bridge to show they’re equal and One.
Without Freedom it’s hard to access LOVE.
Without LOVE there’s no Freedom.
LOVE engenders Freedom.
LOVE grows in Freedom.

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

URANUS having just turned from retro to direct on JAN 6 – opened a Portal of a Retro Free Zone until MARCH 6, bringing Awakeness, Liberation, and Freedom into Consciousness now, Big Time.

Liberation, to be authentic and free, as in:
Freedom from old burdensome heavy, taxing, systemic fear and control structures (CAP South Node, close to PLUTO) which we might have even internalized.
Freedom for being true to ourselves, taking care of our needs, being gentle, compassionate, and playfully-creative (CAN North Node) rather than productivity driven and always running out of time (CAP South Node).

Even and especially a Freedom beyond ‘from’ or ‘for’ – which is still conditional.
I love this pointer by J. Krishnamurti suggesting, True Freedom is Freedom without an opposite.
And similarly, how can Love be without an opposite?

 

Wolves – from Pixabay

 

As we wake up (URANUS) from all the old ‘historic’ conditioning by the Tribe, Group Consciousness, and Society (CAP / AQ), of what Love and Freedom look like, we don’t have to be the ‘Lone Wolf’…
…and can let the World know who we are, howlingly, roaringly, or quite calmly and with inner Strength and Love where we stand, and what we stand for.

 

Eclipses 101

The TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE on Jan 20 / 21 will be visible in ‘her’ Totality in the Americas, yet also in Europe, Northern Asia, Africa, in the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and in the Arctic.
Totality will be between 8:41 pm and 9:43 pm PST, with the maximum Eclipse at 9:12 pm PST, 4 min. before the FULL MOON at 9:16 pm PST – ‘her’ chart is below.
Nice timing from the West Coast, and not long after Moon rise – let’s hope for clear skies!
Here’s the time table and Eclipse map, a la Time & Date.

 

Twice a year, a pair of ECLIPSES occurs, and they ‘string together’, through the LUNAR NODES.

ECLIPSES happen when a NEW MOON or a FULL MOON are close to the Nodal Axis, which is presently (Nov 2018 – June 2020) in CAP – CAN – yet still close to AQ – LEO (hence this one is cuspy).
On that note, ECLIPSES, as the Nodes go backwards in the Zodiac..

ECLIPSES come twice a year, in pairs of NEW MOON / SOLAR and FULL MOON / LUNAR, and sometimes even as a triad. 

The closer to the Nodes the more likely a TOTAL ECLIPSE:
The FULL MOON on Jan 20 / 21 will be at 00°51′ LEO, and the North Node at 26°29′ CAN – very close, only 4° apart and a TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE!

In comparison: The SUN / MOON of the NEW MOON on Jan 5 / 6 was at 15°24′ CAP, and the South Node at 27°17′ CAP – 12° apart, and not close enough for a Total Solar Eclipse, but for a PARTIAL SE.

 

ECLIPSES are either connected with the South Node (SN), aka ‘Dragon’s Tail’ in Chinese Astrology, with the emphasis on release, or with the North Node (NN) of the MOON, aka ‘Dragon’s Mouth’, with the emphasis on new beginnings – I call it a ‘Seed Eclipse’.
This is esp. important for SOLAR ECLIPSES (exact NEW MOONs which by nature represent the threshold of endings and new beginnings).

  • The PSE in CAP on Jan 5 / 6 catalyzed the South Node in CAP (plus was close to SATURN and PLUTO) – with a strong theme of endings, transformation, release.
  • The TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE on the CAN / LEO cusp on Jan 20 / 21 catalyzes the North Node in late CAN, hence has a ‘seed’ quality there.

 

ECLIPSES are at the same position in the Zodiac every 19 years – a karmic ‘string’:
On Jan 20 / 21, 2000 was a NN TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE – also visible over the Americas – here’s a ‘retro’ www for it

For the upcoming TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE on Jan 20 / 21, you might want to review where you were at in early 2000, and what was the ending / release of an engagement in a Community / System (CAP / AQ), while you were following your own Heart, esp. if you have your SUN, MOON, Planets, or even Nodes on the CAN / LEO – CAP / AQ axis.

 

The Effects of ECLIPSES extend beyond ‘just’ a lunar monthly phase, rather 2 – 3 months, and there’s a link from ECLIPSE Season (last one in July 2018) to ECLIPSE Season (Jan 2019, and July 2019).

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’.
The Total LUNAR ECLIPSE / Blood Moon is clearly a RE-generation of the YIN-Feminine, in her compassionate CANCER / passionate LEO Strength!
The ‘old’ LEOnine Yin had to be loud, controlling, and dominant to be seen, heard, but not likely more loveable…. generally speaking, we still see this attribute in women of older generations.
Now, we’re coming back to an era where the Goddess and Inner Queen in all of us is standing and sitting in her powerful place from which ‘she’ exudes Love and Nurturance.


This ‘Blood Moon’ is even also a ‘SuperMOON’ (in Perigee) – larger than ‘life’ since ‘she’s closer to Earth than ‘usual’.
Sounds like a Cosmic Mother Goddess Energy to me – strong and nurturing.

 

The TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE on the CAN / LEO – CAP / AQ Cusps – Regeneration of Love, Creative Power, Freedom, and Self-Radiance

Shakti Maa Mother Goddess Durga

 

It’s an ECLIPSE of the MOON, by the EARTH Shadow which causes the temporary lunar darkening – the umbra (= shadow), out of which the MOON re-emerges.

MOTHER EARTH provokes and evokes a ‘RE-SET’ of CANCER / LEO themes like:

  • Come (back) into your creative strength and radiance!
  • Nurture, heal, and love your Inner Child!
  • Be the Artist & the Heart-ist!
  • Live Life Lovingly!

This is the TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE in LEO, complementing the Partial SOLAR ECLIPSE in LEO we had on Aug 11. 2018:
The Yin Energy now meets the Yang Energy in equality, and with her own intrinsic strength.


Just felt called to pick a Goddess card from Susan Boulet’s deck, for the TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE.


IX CHEL – with the Jaguar! – showed up!

This is what the description on the back of the card says…

 

I’m so grateful and in awe of the gift and teaching in this card.
Ancient feminine strength and independence.
Fierce LOVE & Freedom!

The Feminine IS cyclical and renewing. 
Let’s step into this Power, and celebrate Life, and the renewing, life giving forces of Nature!

Let’s be in touch with our loving and creative Heart.

Let’s fill our cup, nurture our Creativity, whether biological, or other ways of offering our gifts to Humanity!


And not loose energy (South Node in late CAP with MERCURY & PLUTO) through engagement in ‘low grade’ old and heavy societal energy of the dying patriarchal subordination society with its power & control mechanisms that aren’t life sustaining.


CO-creating the NEW in nurturing ways, is the theme.

 

 

The ECLIPSE and YOU

The TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE in CAN / LEO – CAP / AQ 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 activates for you reveals the themes and areas of life this plays out for you.

For all of us, Heart creations, nurturing, loving, and showing ourselves more fully are CANCER /  LEO FULL MOON / North Node incentives, rather than giving too much energy away to draining ways of being part of the system.

Lunar South Node Glyph

That doesn’t mean not to be informed and active politically-societally, yet too much of a ‘good thing’ in a frustrating, draining way doesn’t help, yet the tendency can be strong these days, with the South Node in CAP.

The Nodal Axis invites us to balance both ‘poles’ in a healthy way, starting with ‘breathing in’ beneficial energies on the MOON / North Node side in CAN/ LEO:

Lunar North Node Glyph

Nurturing, loving and showing ourselves as we ARE – as a Goddess Mother would be with her child.
Filled with that loving energy, connecting with others, friends, groups, humanity (AQ), and building the World we envision, and where everyone can bring out and be at their unique best (CAP) while being creative and playful (rather than ‘efforting’ as the old conditioning might suggest / reward).
And let’s honour and receive teachings and regenerative energy from Ancestors and Mother Earth (SATURN & PLUTO in CAP).

 

The Chart of the TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE FULL MOON

The FULL MOON will be exact at 9:16 pm PST, while the maximum totality will be at 9:12 pm PST.

The MOON / North Node on the CAN / LEO side are the balancing point for SO much celestial energy on the other side of the chart (from SAG to AQ, concentrating mid-CAP to early AQ)!
Both sides T-squared by URANUS in late ARIES.

Creative, cyclical Loving Goddess Energy is strong and awakened now, and meeting the ending and transforming old ‘vertical’ and linear mind-sets (SATURN, PLUTO, MERCURY / South Node in CAP) that are based on subordination, can be exploiting and abusive, show up with control / authority / power over, and may suggest: Hard work and effort first before there can be freedom.
Transformed CAP energy brings back the honouring of Mother Earth, Traditions, and Natural Laws.

 

Also ‘in the Picture’:

VENUS / JUPITER in mid-SAG (with a LEO undertone) – their exact (yearly) alignment will be on Jan 22.
More Goddess energy – leading the way, inspiring, and speaking to our Hearts!

…in square with NEPTUNE in mid-PISCES (with a deep SCO undertone). 

VENUS will be in exact square with ‘her higher octave’, transpersonal NEPTUNE, on Jan 20, evoking universal Love and Union – as we’re on the Heart Path and walk in Life with Grace, Spirit, and Surrender.

JUPITER was in square with NEPTUNE on Jan 13, and will create this alignment twice more this year: On June 16 and Sept 21. 

And VENUS / JUPITER are also in trine with MARS in ARIES (exact Jan 18 / 25) – the Warrior Spirit energizes the scene – time to trust, be brave, make a (first!) move, try out something new, and be purely in the NOW.

And…
SATURN in CAP ‘hooks up’ with NEPTUNE in PISCES in a ‘friendly’ sextile.
Together like this, and both in their ruled sign they can help us be open to and consistently practice spiritual teachings and laws that are simple and universal.
And, practically speaking, a good blend of commitment and letting go & letting God/dess, and of a loose planning that leaves lots of room for flexibility and openness to what can come our way when we don’t restrict life.
SATURN will create the 1st sextile this year on Jan 31, and 2 more to follow, on June 18, and Nov 8.

 

It’s quite unusual and striking that presently, there are  4-5 heavenly bodies in their own ruled sign:
(The MOON coming out of CANCER)
MARS in ARIES (until Feb 14)
JUPITER in SAG (until Dec 2)
SATURN in CAP (until Dec 17, 2020)
NEPTUNE in PISCES (until 2026).

Plus, NO Planet is retro (until March 5 when MERCURY goes retro).

All in all, cosmic energy can move and expresses purely – facilitating accelerated shifts and evolution.
See what’s ripe to be ‘harvested’ under the FULL MOON ECLIPSE, and turn into new creations.

 

And clearly:

The LEO / Goddess Power is not just a purrrsonal thing.
We need to bring it to community, groups, humanity!
Co-creation, through coming together in natural Strength, Love, and Radiance.

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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 yourself in the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

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

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

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CAP New MOON / PSE on Jan 5 / 6 – Let the Old Empire Expire!

4 Jan

Dear Astro~News Reader,

We ‘made it’ (always such a CAP statement) into 2019!

And the first New MOON of the year, in CAP of course, on JAN 5 (in the Americas, 5:28 pm PST) / JAN 6 (Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand) is on the doorstep.
(The next New MOON btw on FEB 4 heralds the Chinese New Year of the Yin Earth Pig, starting on FEB 5).

 

This one’s rather an ‘OLD-to-New MOON’ though, I’d say – Why?
CAP is old and mature energy, that too, but mostly:

  • Because it’s a Partial Solar Release Eclipse with the South Node, and also:
  • The Eclipse New Moon is sandwiched between SATURN (closure, endings) and PLUTO (the power of evolution and transformation)…

Where’s the release, closure, and transformation?
In CAPricornian matters, of course.
As in: 

 

  • Dropping what we’ve taken on – heavy duty burdens, guilt, old ‘inherited’ ‘shoulds’, jobs that aren’t ours, other people’s business, ‘paying’ for others’ BS, being a scape goat….
    Maybe a slow process, but so worth committing to, checking in, noticing, and consciously removing ourselves from those energies and adopted roles.

 

  • Giving wayyy too much Time and precious Life Energy to complaining about structures that ‘rule over us’ – whereas we keep disempowering ourselves.
    What can we constructively-creatively DO instead?

 

  • Judgment and resistance. Which are often linked.
    With awareness, recognizing and tuning into the energy of judgment, and how it pretends to protect you but automatically separates you. Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?
    How can you direct the energy into something constructive, like modelling what you do want to see, and not cluttering your time with mulling over ‘their shortcomings’ and feeding your righteousness? 
    Plus, let’s be compassionate. Everybody is on their Soul Journey. We never know what people go through and what their history is, leading them to show up as they do. And you might even have a ‘Soul Contract’ with those ‘challenging people’ – what’s the teaching – for YOU?
    NEPTUNE in PI in triple sextile with SATURN in CAP (both planetary Archetypes in their own ruled Zodiac signs – very pure and effective that way) this year helps with Spiritual Teachings – leading to karmic (SATURN) release (NEPTUNE).

 

  • All in all, releasing the Shadow and Redundancy of the Old World that we might be still (at least residually) conditioned by, and dragging along:
    Authority issues (esp. giving it away and blaming others for our misery – sounds like residues of the Piscean Age to me too…). What would it look like, and what’s required and possible to show up in our own authority? The SUN passed SATURN in CAP on New Year’s Day, bringing up Authority themes, and calling us to be consciously and creatively in our Authority.
    Fears – which might be related to old trauma that of course needs to be processed, or they can be an excuse for procrastinating, holding ourselves back, and putting our life on hold. Time for inner inquiry in that regard…
    I like the acronym for F.E.A.R. = False Evidence Appearing Real.
    And the 3 questions from The Work by Byron Katie (which can be applied to other mental constructs and restrictions as well of course): 
    Is it true? How do you know it’s true? Who would you be without this?
    Unnecessary Restrictions, as in: scarcity mentality, loyalty to the past, living by redundant rules…
    Guilt – uhhh, another one that can get us, and often related to upbringing, authoritative / religious conditioning about ‘thou shalt / not….’ and psychological control. Often linked to shame. As always with these symptoms, key is to identify, and notice they’re just another attempt to keep us small, separate, not good enough, in a box, etc…
    Judgment (see above).
    Yet, natural inner Authority and Maturity, the conscious and resolved CAPRICORN gifts, lay beyond those CAP phenomena in the shadow, on ‘higher ground’ that SAG (‘before CAP) can take us to, with JUPITER in SAG this year helping to raise big awareness, and outgrow the old and small.

 

  • What can these energies transform into / be re-purposed for a Higher and the Greater Good? That’s where PLUTO in CAP comes in.
    Like: Finding our ‘Mountain’, and consistently walking with / on OUR Purpose.
    Naturally, it’s easier with less ‘old baggage’. And intrinsic Power-of-Nature / Soul Power is the fuel that sustains us.

    The SUN will align with PLUTO on JAN 11 – shedding light at this inevitable transformation and evolution that’s already happening.
    Life is easier when we join the River of Change…

 

Call of the Mountain – Photo by Melanie

 

These themes have been obviously already ‘upon’ / within us, moving their way through us personally and collectively –
ever since PLUTO (since 2008), SATURN (Dec 20, 2017) and the South Node (Nov 16, 2018) moved into CAP.


This year however, they’re clearly compounded and ‘sealed-off’,
with three South Node Eclipses:

JAN 5: PSE / New MOON in CAP 
JULY 2: TLE / Full MOON in CAP – CAN
DEC 25: Christmas New MOON / Annular Solar Eclipse in CAP.

 

Before taking a look at the cosmic patterns in the New MOON / Eclipse chart,
here’s a very apt quote / contemplation by Canadian Poet Laureate and sage Ann Mortifee, from her book In Love with the Mystery, adding important pieces round steady patience and chipping away….

 

 

…which is also – literally – very much apropos MERCURY entering CAP today JAN 4 – more notes about that move below.
And MERCURY will be in the CAP New MOON Team of 6 (yes, SIX! Check it out on the Eclipse chart!)!

Yes, time to look into the area of life that’s prone to chipping and sculpting – chances are it’s mostly related to where CAP is in your birth chart.
Where dropping and cropping and pruning is ‘up’ – only to bring relief, and bring us closer to our real self.

And I’d add, in accord with the Release Eclipse, and with NEPTUNE these years (2012 – 2026) in PISCES, in mutually supportive triple-sextile with SATURN in CAP this year – exact on JAN 31, JUNE 18, and NOV 8:
Allow Life, circumstances, the Universe to help you let go of what you might still carry but what isn’t YOU (anymore, if ever).
A Cosmic Blessing to continuously release, receive, re-orient.

 

Here’s the Astro Chart of the Super CAPPY (yes, Group of SIX!) New MOON / PSE!

The NEW MOON will be exact on JAN 5 at 5:28 pm PST, and the maximum Eclipse at 5:41 pm PST.
The Path of the Eclipse goes over North East Asia and parts of Alaska.
On a mundane level it affects the countries it crosses over.
Yet not as strongly as a Total Solar Eclipse (last one on Aug 21, 2017 on the ‘Sphinx Point’ over the U.S.).

 

So there it is – the whole CAPPY Party:

  • MERCURY (freshly in CAP from this eve JAN 4 on).
    I’ve written about the period of MERCURY in CAP (until JAN 23), and how the energy can be well used – interested?
  • SATURN now making its way to central CAP which it activates this year in the 3-year curriculum (DEC 2017 – DEC 2020). Here’s the SATURN-in-CAP blog post from the time of its entry a year ago. Can be referred to over the whole course of this important phase.
  • The NEW MOON at 15°24′ CAP. 
  • PLUTO, now 2/3 into CAP, since 2008, until 2023.
  • The South Node (NOV 16, 2018 – JUNE 5, 2020) – with the North Node in CANCER.
    The Nodes are ‘co-responsible’ for Eclipses in the CAP and CAN seasons, in 2019.
    Here’s the CAP-CAN Nodal blog post from NOV if you’d like to read up their Astro themes.

Yes, the emphasis of the CAP New MOON / Solar Eclipse is for several reasons on release, closure, and transformation of old CAP sides
…while ‘filling our cup’ from the CANCER side (What are our needs? What nurtures us and how do we nurture and care? Where do you belong?),
…from which place we have fresh energy to be present and just-in-time with our CAP Purpose and Priorities – which would have likely renewed through the process anyway!

 

Let’s take a look at the 

SABIAN SYMBOL for the Eclipse New MOON!

The NEW MOON at 15°24′ CAP. 

16° CAP: 

“SCHOOL GROUNDS FILLED WITH BOYS AND GIRLS IN GYMNASIUM SUITS.

KEYNOTE: The need for physical activity and play, especially in adolescence.

Society has learned that a balanced combination of intellectual study and physical activity is necessary for the harmonious development of the human personality. Adults often forget this under the pressure of money-making and other duties, and this symbol reminds us of it.

This is the first stage of the fifty-eighth five-fold sequence which begins Scene Twenty of the cyclic ritual. It shows how we normally depend upon physical stimulation and EXERCISE for the maintenance of our health, and therefore of an equally healthy society.”

 

Yes, the old-style exercise and drill, emphasizing on performance, even fear and punishment, at least carrot and stick in the olden days, has come a long way…
Nowadays, the Sabian Symbol in contemporary Western pop culture looks rather like a Yoga class for all of us Young-at-Heart. 
Yoga is such a perfect CAPricornian way of sustaining and maintaining overall Body-Mind-Spirit wellness, without much equipment (not much to carry, ha-ha). It can be done almost anywhere (even pranayama breathing while sitting…, standing literally in Mountain pose, perhaps while waiting somewhere…).
So here’s to the Yogic regeneration and evolution of ‘exercise’ (nowadays rather called Practice)!
And it can also provide super important balance, given the ever increasing degenerative sedentary lifestyle via modern-day ‘conveniences’ (shadow of the CAPitalist CAPricorn world).
Loving the massive evolutionary come-back of this ancient practice (CAP) in our modern time, with an even bigger trend in the last decade since PLUTO’s been in CAP (2008).

Pragmatic CAP could say: Exercise increases our productivity and overall performance IN the system.
Ha, good for the economy (incl. all the Yoga classes, gear, etc…) – yes, true. And LOTS of CAPitalization shadow also in the world of Yoga, whereas some on ‘top of the pyramid’ reap the benefits while others pay the tickets, and most  ‘spiritual programs / retreats’ on the market aren’t accessible to most, and other shadow elements like sexual abuse too, for sure – CAP says: I use, and abuse of power, energy, money, people is the shadow – in all things organized (CAP).
But that’s hopefully you don’t fall into the shadow traps.
From a CANCER side doing Yoga and other physical-spiritual practices consistently (CAP) makes us feel good and nurtured, and we can be more creative and nurturing to others, simply-purely…

I’ve been on the Yogic path for ages, and have no intention of dropping it since it’s done me and my wellness so good, from the inside-out.

Even if you don’t have a Yoga class nearby or are travelling, there are options of doing Yoga online (yes, with some more CAP self discipline but also freedom). I love and recommend DoYogaWithMe out of Victoria BC! – with a huge array of classes, and a big portion of them filmed outdoors! If you do the classes from home / travel abode a la CANCER you don’t need any fancy Yoga gear / commuting time, plus it costs you very little.

Whether it’s Yoga that sustains you, or other Mind-Body-Spirit practices – this is to our overall Wellness and Energy Resilience & Regeneration in 2019 and beyond, in our own Authority (yes, we know what’s good for us…), and for the Highest Good!

 

What Poses and Movements are the other Planetary Players into, and up to these days…

…activated by and activating for the Eclipse New MOON?

 

First things first:

MARS entered its own sign ARIES, on Dec 31 / Jan 1!

Let Your Super Hero Emerge. Initiate something New & Fresh. Assert Yourself, and be Authentic!

With MARS now freshly in ARIES, and the SUN in CAP just past SATURN (since New Year’s) it’s easier to move with a clear and conscious Spirit past what appeared as obstacles, fears, judgments, and old blockages, and to stand in our authority and have agency.


This is OUR Time & Life.
Let’s not postpone or give up, but do what matters, with the Time and Energy we have here!

Read on, in the ASTRO~NEWS blog post for MARS in ARIES.

 

Image: Caduceus Staff of Hermes / Mercury (photographer and location unknown) – also very apropos MERCURY in CAP – classic / neo classic architecture… and needs to be in structural integrity.

 

MERCURY crosses over the ‘Integrity Point’, and enters CAP – this eve, Jan 4.

Communicating from Integrity is on now – incl. in connection with the Partial Solar Eclipse in CAP on JAN 5.
No more putting up with BS, disrespect, ‘takers’, abusers, and thoughts / communication that drain or waste your time and energy (shadow of CAP, to be released with the Eclipse, also via / from our Mind).
Being clear and stating simply what’s in Integrity for you and what isn’t. Plus, walking away from a situation can speak louder than 1000 words. Walking instead of talking / trying to educate / reform them about what they’re not cap-able of…


On JAN 8, MERCURY freshly in CAP squares MARS freshly in AR.
Angry words and arguments can be ignited, frustration about what doesn’t work can come up.
Channeling the energy into clearly, responsibly stating what you do want and what works for you, and not making it about others is a purer and cleaner way of going effectively with that combo.


Read on, in the MERCURY into CAP blog post.

 

The Planetary Archetype URANUS is associated with Prometheus, the Greek Hero who capturing the fire of spirit and creative inventiveness from the Gods for Humanity. 

The Big News around the Eclipse: URANUS in late ARIES makes a Move –

…from retro (since AUG 7, 2018) to direct / forward, the day after the Eclipse, JAN 6!

‘Wild Card’ URANUS end of ARIES (already since NOV, and continued throughout JAN, then fading) forms a T-square with the Nodal Axis of the Lunar South Node in late CAP, and the Lunar North Node end of CANCER!
Can you see the red configuration in the chart? (also marked on top of the wheel).

Sounds / looks / feels like Liberation to be authentic and free, as in:
Freedom from old burdensome heavy, taxing, systemic fear and control structures (CAP South Node, close to PLUTO) which we might have also internalized.
Freedom for being true to ourselves, taking care of our needs, being gentle, compassionate, and playfully-creative (CAN North Node) rather than productivity driven and always running out of time while being enslaved to the system (CAP South Node).
And even a Freedom beyond ‘from’ or ‘for’ – which is still conditional, and simply Freedom (without opposites).
Cuz, Freedom from or for is still dependent / conditional, and not really free (loved this pointer by J. Krishnamurti, suggesting, true Freedom is Freedom without an opposite.

 

With URANUS changing direction, there’s a climate of wake-up calls, unpredictability, surprises, even shocks, paradigm shifts, and out-of-the-ordinary experiences. The URANian ‘station’ and activation of its Archetype is in effect and noticeable all through JAN, activating both Eclipses on JAN 5 / 6 and JAN 20 / 21.
Re-invent yourself!
Awaken from a CAP mode of being slave to a system that eats up our time and energy, and into full-on Presence with what IS. Presence in the NOW.

URANUS is also related to weather patterns – and shows when all kinds of systems are ‘out of whack’.
Yesterday, when I was writing in my cozy home there was a wild and intense rain storm going on outside. And today it’s fresh and clear again. Things can shift fast – and free up energy, and URANUS in ARIES is all for it.

 

Retro Free Phase!

Once URANUS goes out of retro (on JAN 6) there will be a phase without a major Planet retrograde until early MARCH (when MERCURY goes retro again) – woohoo!
A good time to start the year with outer manifestations which can accelerate quite magically these days (propelled by MARS and URANUS in ARIES).

 

VENUS comes over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG, on Jan 7!

A ‘long time coming’ for VENUS the Love Goddess who, due to ‘her’ Retro ‘Underworld Journey’ in Fall 2018, has been in SCORPIO for extremely long, since the New MOON in VIR on 09 / 09, all through October, and again all through December.

Hope you channeled the energy into Love for Life’s Magic and Mystery, and a full-on regeneration of the Inner Divine Feminine in her Power!

 

The ‘PHOENIX VENUS’ is also part of the Partial Solar Eclipse in CAP.
Guess what that adds up to?
Rise of the Feminine, and, post-VENUS-retro, regenerated Inner Values (‘New VENUS’ since Oct 26), rather than (old-old!) comparing ourselves, and being so concerned about what ‘they’ think, and who loves us, bla-bla.

VENUS will be in fiery & inspired SAG until FEB 3, and meet big Mentor JUPITER there on JAN 22 – right after the Total LUNAR Eclipse Full MOON in LEO – AQ.
It’ll be fun! Lots of Opportunities to attract from the Heart and from Gratitude, Generosity, and Abundance – which are all attributes of LOVE – that’s where it’s at.

 

So here we go, so much cosmic support of releasing the Old, and getting ready for a fresh and better way and World in 2019!


A Release Ceremony just before the NEW MOON / Partial Solar Eclipse at 5:28 pm PST tomorrow JAN 5 would support the outflow of old energy and invitation of a New Wave!

 

Freshness of the Waves – Photo by Melanie, Jan 2019

 

All the Best to You!
Let’s keep on surfing the Cosmic Currents in / as the NEW!

Melanie

 

© 2019 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.

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

 

Come over to TREAT TIME Offers – extended to JAN 6 (Epiphany)! …to treat yourself or a Loved One to an Astro Session for the Holidays, esp. for an Outlook into the New Year!
Treat Time is popular as ever, and with the 2-for-1 Offer my best deal of the year.

 

 

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
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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 – also available as an online participant.


Next up:
Astro New Year’s Parlour on JAN 9
…where we of course also address the effects of the Solar Eclipse in CAP, and a ‘suggested course of action / release’, individually customized for everyone in the circle, with their personal birth chart involved.
2 groups, afternoon and evening, with online participation option as well.

 

 

Astrological Leap into 2019!

31 Dec

…with MARS into ARIES, MERCURY into CAP, SN Partial Solar Eclipse in CAP, and URANUS going direct again – all within Dec 31 – Jan 6!

 

Unidentified Exquisite Nebula / Dark Matter (Hubble Space Telescope)

 

Happy NEW Calendar Year, Dear ASTRO~NEWS Reader!

 

The first week of JAN 2019 starts with a Wave of COSMIC FIREWORKS!
For us to wake us up, leave the old and heavy Worlds behind, get into action, step up into our Authority, and be FREE!

The line-up itself is worth dedicating a Special ASTRO~NEWS to it.
This is to a great head start into the New Year!

 

The links lead to ASTRO~NEWS Blog posts that expand on the themes. 

DEC 31 / JAN 1
MARS enters ARIES –
Let your Inner Activist / Activator / Super Hero/ine Emerge and come into gears.

 

JAN 1 / 2
The (now ‘climbing’) CAP SUN passes SATURN –
Beyond fear and other ‘hindrances’ and ‘obstacles’, step UP into your Conscious Authority, and lead YOUR Life.

 

JAN 3 / 4
MERCURY at the very end of SAG in square with CHIRON at the very end of PISCES, and in Spirited Fire Trine with URANUS retro / stat. at the very end of ARIES –
Wisdom and Perspective, Compassion and Connection are the Medicine for Freedom to be authentic.

 

JAN 4 – 23
MERCURY in CAP –
Plan with Priorities – from your own Authority & Agency.

 

JAN 5 / 6
NEW MOON / Partial Solar Eclipse (on the Lunar South Node) in mid-CAP, with SATURN and PLUTO –
Let the ‘Old Empire’ Expire!
The end of an Old restricting and controlling Era, making room for the New.
More about it in the next ASTRO~NEWS.

 

JAN 6
URANUS in late ARIES goes from retro (since Aug 7) to direct – starting a RETRO FREE phase until early March!
BE the Revolution & Liberation. Experimentation, no Expectation.

 

JAN 7
VENUS comes out of SCO, crosses over the ‘Phoenix Point’, and rises in SAG (flying there until FEB 3) –
Cultivate & Attract Inspiration and Abundance!

 

JAN 8
MERCURY in CAP squares MARS in ARIES –
Instead of fighting with the ‘old & told’, matter-of-factly state what you DO want, move forward, and go for it.

 

…more cosmic no boredom dynamics to come…

I leave it here, with this brief intro for the Start into 2019.
You’re welcome to read up about MARS in ARIES and MERCURY in CAP in my ASTRO~NEWS Blog.
In the next few days, I also add posts for the CAP NEW MOON / PSE on JAN 5, for URANUS direct (on JAN 6), and for VENUS into SAG (from JAN 7 on).
Stay tuned.

 

As these energies support (or rather: make evident and inevitable) a release of the ‘Old Empire’ (can you identify it within?) it’s also wise to find closure by honouring what it represented and has shown us.
Stepping into our Authority, Agency, and Authenticity is the natural, liberating consequence.

The year starts with the call to be consistently in our conscious authority – basically the grown-ups (SUN / SATURN) which implies dropping judgment, excuses, blame, etc. and taking responsibility for our Life.
Not always easy but simpler and clearly rewarding.

NEPTUNE in PI and SATURN in CAP (both Planets in their natural Zodiac signs) will be in mutually supportive sextile in 2019 (with 3 exact alignments), which adds Compassion and being open to receive (rather than doing it ‘the hard way’ – which would be more of the same of the Old) – a cosmic Blessing to continuously release, receive, re-orient.

 

All the Best for a fresh & free Start into / as the NEW!

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.

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

 

Come over to TREAT TIME Offers – extended to JAN 6 (Epiphany)! – to treat yourself or a Loved One to an Astro Session for the Holidays, esp. for an Outlook into the New Year!

 

 

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 – also available as an online participant.


Next up:
Astro New Year’s Parlour on JAN 9

 

 

MARS into ARIES (Dec 31 – Feb 14) Kicks off the New Year: Let Your Inner Super Hero/ine and Activist Emerge!

30 Dec

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Friends,

after a hopefully chill, relaxed, surrendered, surfing of the waves, adapting, and letting go phase with MARS in PISCES since NOV 15 (see, in retrospect if you will, the blog post for that phase)….
Are you ready to come out of your wintry groove, get into gears and into action?

 

MARS (Hubble Space Telescope)

Well, MARS going into ARIES on New Year’s Eve (in the Americas, exact 6:20 pm PST) / New Year’s Day (Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia) is, kicking us in the butt to emerge and initiate the NEW too!

MARS will be in ARIES from DEC 31 / JAN 1 until FEB 14!

 

 

What does that mean?

  • New vitality and Spring-like energy is emerging and arising – it all starts HERE!
    If you’ve been sick and weakened, you get a boost of energy, esp. if you have SUN, MOON, Nodes, AC or Planets in ARIES. MARS is natural in its ARIES domain, as a survivor, an ‘energizer bunny’, and ‘he’ comes to life when battling the elements.
  • People can get quite angry and upset (esp. with MERCURY squaring MARS on JAN 8) – no more PISCEAN tolerating – time for action – find healthy outlets. Can be a fired-up and confrontational period, with MARS in ARIES.
  • Our inner Super Hero/ine wants to be launched.
  • Our inner Super Hero/ine wants to be launched.
    Do something productive with that energy! What matters is to pro-actively get going – better than resisting and fighting.
    And yes, do something that overcomes your fear (also a la MERCURY in CAP squared by Just-do-it MARS in ARIES)!

    If it ‘doesn’t work out, not to worry. ARIES gets up and starts again, in a new way. Like a toddler learning to walk, with natural instinct and trust.

 

Greek Vase with Ares (Mars) on one side… Photo by Melanie

As MARS goes into ARIES on DEC 31 / JAN 1 the SUN in CAP will pass SATURN, on JAN 1 / 2 – it’ll be easier to move with a clear and conscious Spirit past what appeared as obstacles, fears, judgments, and old blockages, and to stand in our authority and have agency (ha, no more excuses…).


This is OUR Time & Life. Let’s not postpone or give up but do something with the Time and Energy we have here!

 

MARS gets the ball rolling, into 2019, bringing fresh energy for getting going, and taking action…

…esp. after the NEW MOON / Partial Solar Release Eclipse in CAP with SATURN and PLUTO, on JAN 5 / 6 which calls us to be done and give a good farewell to heavy, depressing, burdening, judgmental, repressive energy of the ‘old operating system’ that’s ‘security’ / fear & control based to make room for showing up, and doing what really matters.

 

The first 2 weeks of 2019 will be quite fired-up and energized….
with MARS freshly in ARIES, and  URANUS, presently in the last degrees of ARIES changing direction, from retro (since AUG 7) to direct / forward again, on JAN 6.
Which can show up as an explosive, erratic, unpredictable energy, affecting our nervous system and technology. We better channel it well into dynamic outlets, to actively engage FOR something NEW! And tune into awake and fresh, liberated and free energy.
It all starts – and only happens! – here. Experimentation, no expectation!


URANUS going direct on JAN 6 initiates a retro free zone until MARCH 5 when MERCURY goes retro.
YES – no Planet retro for 2 months!
A huge contrast to the 6 – 7 Planets retro, in the Retro Record Summer of 2018!
I.o.w., things are moving quite fast and in forward gear if we put drive, will power and our YES behind them. An excellent time to initiate the New.

MARS will be in ARIES until FEB 14!
Get going, Amigos & Amigas!

 

Which Planetary Combos are up, with MARS in ARIES?

JAN 8
MERCURY freshly in CAP (JAN 4 – 23) squares MARS in AR.
Angry words and arguments can be ignited, frustration with authority / what doesn’t work?
Channeling the energy into clearly, responsibly stating what you do want and who you are, and not making it about others is a purer and cleaner way of going effectively with that combo.

JAN 18
VENUS in SAG (JAN 7 – FEB 3) in Fire Trine with MARS in AR.
Woohoo! Sparks are flying between the ‘two lovers’ Archetypes. Get ignited and excited!
Channel the energy into creativity and (esp.) adventures which both ARIES & SAG love.

JAN 21 (right after the Total Lunar Eclipse on JAN 20 / 21)
MARS in AR square SATURN in CAP.
Frustration and coming up against blockages, resistance, fear, authority can be quite ‘on the agenda’. Not the best energy to start / move things forward.

Remember, this is temporary, and don’t bang your head against the wall. Respect ‘them’ in their ways / world, and do your thing in the meantime. A good time for disciplined work with lots of energy.

JAN 25
MARS in AR trine JUPITER in SAG.
There you / we go. Much much better energy to move forward with a better understanding and bigger ‘why’. If one avenue didn’t open up and doors were closed, things were too much of an ordeal we can see now what is the Heart Path and have abundant energy to move on it.

FEB 1
MARS in AR square PLUTO in CAP.
Uhhh, a ‘confrontation’ on a deep level, a la personal will (MARS) vs. Higher Power / Evolution. I.o.w., even if your desires and wants are strong it doesn’t mean this is meant to be – at this time.

FEB 7
MERCURY in AQ sextile MARS in AR.
Both planetary Archetypes strong in these Zodiac energies (exalted, ruling).
Thinking systemically helps with the right action.

FEB 12
Grand Finale for MARS in AR:
MARS in AR conj. URANUS (every 2 years only).
Liberation and breakthroughs across the board. Revolutionary energy. 
Can easily turn into societal / political protests and riots. Hopefully after the dynamics with SATURN and PLUTO, instead of a re-active a pro-active and innovative direction is being taken.
Birth the New Self!

FEB 14 
MARS leaves ARIES, and settles in TAU (until MARCH 30).

 

MARS in ARIES in Your Chart & Life…

… will activate and energize your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planetary Archetypes in ARIES, and the area/s of life relating to the House/s where ARIES is in your birth (and local) chart/s:

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House:
Your Environment

4th House:
Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

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

6th House:
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House:
Your Partners & Significant Others

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

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

10th House:
Your Purpose incl Career, Your Public Self

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

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

 

 

Do You want to explore the MARS-in-ARIES activation in YOUR chart & life?
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All the Best for a dynamic Start into / as the NEW!

 

Melanie

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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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* MARS in ARIES since Jan 27 (until March 9), and VENUS enters ARIES Feb 3 (until Apr 2, and Apr 28 – June 6): Let Your SuperHero/ine Activist / Shakti-vist Emerge!

3 Feb

Have you seen them dancing in the evening sky?

VENUS, super bright ‘Evening Star’ these weeks after sunset, and recently closer to MARS (orange dot to ‘her left’ in the Ecliptic) was even joined by the MOON on Monday – Wednesday – so beautiful to behold, and a super charge to download. 

The primal and initiating energy of ARIES gets now activated: First through MARS – since Jan 27 – came with the AQ New Moon, followed by VENUS today Feb 3 – woohoo!

As you see from the dates above, MARS is ‘only’ 6 weeks in ARIES, while VENUS will be in ARIES for much longer, because – you guessed it – ‘She’ will go retrograde this Spring (March 4 – Apr 15) mostly in ARIES, and back to the ARIES / PISCES cusp – RE-Emergence of the Feminine, literally.

Will be interesting what shows up in this, in combination with the Chinese Yin Phoenix Fire!

More about VENUS retro closer to the retro date.
But let’s keep in mind that the pre-retro shadow has started last weekend, so close to the Women’s March. More activism shakti-vism to follow, you bet!

MARS got the ball rolling, initiating and igniting the fiery Phoenix Spirit. We rise again, indeed!

 

Mars (Hubble Space Telescope)

 

What could that mean?

  • New vitality and Spring-like energy is emerging and arising – it all starts HERE! If you’ve been sick and weakened, you get a boost of energy, esp. if you have Planets, Sun, Moon, Nodes, AC in ARIES. MARS is natural in its ARIES domain, as a survivor, an ‘energizer bunny’, and ‘he’ comes to life when battling the elements.
  • People can get quite angry and upset – no more PISCEAN tolerating – time for action – find healthy outlets. Can be a fired-up and confrontational period, with MARS in ARIES.
  • Our inner SuperHero energies want to be launched. Let’s do something pro-active and productive with them! What matters is to get going. If it ‘doesn’t work out, not to worry. ARIES gets up and starts again, in a new way. Like a toddler learning to walk, with natural instinct and trust.

The week of Feb 22 – March 2 will be quite fired-up, as the JUPITER retro opposition with URANUS (exact on March 2) will have a huge concentration in ARIES: VENUS, the MOON, URANUS, ERIS, and MARS.
That’s quite an explosive, erratic energy. We better channel it well into dynamic outlets to fight FOR something!

 

A note on ERIS – the most massive and second largest ‘dwarf planet’ in the Solar System with a 560 year orbit. Only discovered 12 years ago, and since ‘she’ appeared larger than PLUTO this caused the whole new definition of planet vs. ‘dwarf planet’. Ha – creating discord right with ‘her’ appearance.

ERIS is in Greek mythology the goddess of strife, discord, and chaos. Doesn’t sound appealing / promising. But already happening, over the last year 2016, since URANUS in ARIES caught up with ERIES (who’s been in ARIES since 1926 – check ‘her’ ephemeris here). Definitely lots of sudden flare-ups and traumatic shockers that have caused discord across the political board.

 

Eris - Antikensammlung Berlin

Eris – Antikensammlung Berlin

 

In 2016, URANUS was conjunct ERIS in May, and again in Sept / Oct (only once every century). France was strongly affected last year, as its SUN (July 14, 1789) was squared by URANUS / ERIS.
One more exact URANUS / ERIS contact will happen in early April 2017 when URANUS passes ERIS, to come ‘only’ close to ‘her’ again in Dec 2017 / Jan 2018.
The 2017 contacts between URANUS and ERIS will square the U.S. MERCURY (retro) at 24° 11′ CAN (where also Trump’s SATURN / VENUS sit). ‘Divided States’ – no wonder.
In my sense, the early March contact of VENUS / MOON / URANUS / ERIS / MARS (have I mentioned, in mythology Eris and Ares = Mars were siblings?!) is as least as potent as the April exact contact. Esp. since there’ll be also a Solar Eclipse on Feb 26 in early PI (close to the U.S. MOON in late AQ).

Here’s the chart for March 1 – what a concentration in AR, opposed by JUPITER retro in LI.

 

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So let’s keep an eye on ERIS, and not feed more energy into discord and strife, while being authentically ‘out there’ in the ARIES spirit. Maybe with a whole new approach that doesn’t buy anymore into division and duality, and liberating ourselves from the ‘game’ of conflict (URANUS in ARIES).

 

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Golden Venus

 

As VENUS is entering the ARIES scene today Feb 3, the rather masculine Warrior energy will be joined by the Heroine. VENUS in ARIES doesn’t wait to be asked ‘to dance’ or to be on the scene, she takes the first steps, goes for what she values, is direct and ‘in your face’.
How does VENUS in ARIES attract?
Perhaps through her rawness and courage. What you see is what you get. No more Piscean passive princess or mystical muse. Nor an Aphrodite who competes to be the fairest and ‘chosen one’ by Paris or any other prince who gives her the ‘golden apple’.

Time for the Feminine to come out in a new way!

 

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