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MARS – PLUTO Opposition, between Canada Day and Independence Day: Caring for What Matters Most!

2 Jul
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Mars – Hubble Space Telescope (NASA)


MARS, presently in CANCER (June 4 – July 20) goes into exact opposition to PLUTO retro in CAP, tomorrow July 2
 – once every 2 years.

Quite the ‘signature’ for the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, as well as for the first U.S. Independence Day under the Trump presidency…

Both countries have their SUN in CANCER.
Canada has a CANCER SUN / URANUS conjunction on its 4th House cusp.
The U.S. have VENUS / JUPITER / SUN, and MERCURY retro in CANCER in its 7th and 8th House.
The theme of Home is important for both countries. So many people (incl. myself) came to one of these countries to find a new home.

Now, the question of HOME and BELONGING is stirred up, big time, and there’s also conflict and frustration at home, which is what MARS in CANCER shows, and it needs to be addressed directly, with care and respect, and not suppressed, ‘delayed’, or denied (PLUTO ‘ostrich’ method will backfire).
Esp. when old deep issues are unsettled: Whose home? Who belongs here? Do we belong here? What’s the origin of this, our home? etc.
There’s been a lot of controversy around Canada 150, and a sensitivity around “Celebrating Colonialism???” / unceded territories.
Round U.S. Independence Day, the heated atmosphere since the Trump admin started could get another ‘hit’ that brings out more shadow, could go to another, deeper layer, or could even come to a head.

Both countries’ birthday starts with that MARS – PLUTO opposition – a theme for the year – hopefully not dragged out but addressed in a mature way.

As we go through the ‘birth canal of consciousness’, in this World in Change, the transpersonal, collective, evolutionary energy of PLUTO in CAP is transforming us. The more we ARE in integrity with the Change we wish to SEE (even in ‘small’ ways – the vibration at the matters) the more we sense the energy that carries and renews us!

 

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Pluto Reveals… One of the first pictures New Horizons transmitted from the close fly-by in July 2015 – as the U.S. had their exact PLUTO – SUN opposition!

Basically, when we come from Love and Respect with a pure motivation life sustains us (PLUTO in CAP – essence of integrity).
Perhaps we meet more people and co-create community.

On the other hand, when we take advantage of others, and abuse the relationship for our gains (shadow of CAP) our ego and greed motive needs to be transformed into something more useful! (PLUTO).

Same goes for countries of course:
PLUTO in CAP has been ‘working on’ the Canadian and the U.S. CANCERian themes already for a few years. In the first phase, the shadow comes out, like through lack of First Nations consultation or consent, when it comes to building pipelines through Native land – let alone widespread environmental damages from potential leakage / accidents, and brutal police force in South Dakota.
CAP requires Respect, for the Elders, and the Land, and for common sense and Natural Law, and to BE the responsible and mature leader and elder in a position one it put into.
Still a lot of evolution necessary!

MARS stirs things up acutely. It’s a ‘hot’ early July time. Well, fireworks ‘@ home’ too.
MARS is the planet of self-assertion, the warrior Archetype. It can bring out the (personal and collective) ego too. One can become quite irritated and defensive, when it comes to one’s home environment and family, with MARS in CAN. And, things can go two steps forward, one step back, which again can be frustrating.

PLUTO on the opposite side of MARS is its ‘higher octave’ archetype: MARS is about personal will and assertion, and PLUTO about higher power, and bigger evolution.

The MARS – PLUTO Opposition can trigger change and realignment, esp. when it comes to ‘what we want’ – ‘what matters most’.
Personal / collective wants / egos vs. the necessity of the time, and timeliness of what needs to happen.
Can these two be ‘married’? Or do they have to be a dilemma?


With MARS in CANCER opp. PLUTO in CAP, what came up for me and for quite a few friends and clients this week:

As a Summer cold was going around, when I noticed first symptoms of feeling super tired and drained pro-active self-care (MARS in CANCER), ‘simply’ lots of sleep, little food and at-home time was a priority (CAP), to let the energy and health regenerate.
That was of course also a CHIRON station effect (turned retro yesterday – see blog post).

It can also look like: A mature person / country (CAP) shows care, and respect for the Elders, the Ancestors, and the Land, and only takes what is needed.

If you have mid-CANCER, and / or mid-CAPRICORN planets, SUN, MOON, or AC, you would have noticed the tension building up this week, or perhaps for longer, with themes like:

  • You have the resources and time – do it! Does the time and energy support you?
  • You feel drained and exhausted on a certain trajectory: Time to backtrack, self-care, and gently find a new more sustaining way.
  • Your Inner Child says (screams?): “But I want….!”. Your Inner Elder calmly holds space, and grounds the situation. What happens?

If you have mid-ARIES, and / or mid-LIBRA Planets, SUN, MOON, or AC, you’d experience tension too, perhaps through partners. It also depends on where in your chart CANCER and CAPRICORN are ‘located’.

I’m here to support you with changing perspective, and helping the energy to move. Just get in touch if you could use my help.
With PLUTO involved, chances are deeper layers are being provoked now. This is an opportunity to meet the essence of the matter, and let something be reborn from there.

The CAP – CAN ‘Thunder’ Full Moon with MARS and PLUTO on July 8 will be quite a ‘Powerhouse’ that will show us more about this theme.
Let’s take it step by step, and listen to the body’s (MARS) needs (CANCER), and to how it wants to regenerate and sustain itself (PLUTO) in simplicity (CAP).
It may show us the way to live LIFE in general in a way that works best, AND takes good care of our essential needs.

The MOON, ruler of CANCER, enters SCORPIO which is ruled by PLUTO this morning at 9:59 am PDT, until Tue eve.
The theme of caring and deep dive show up again.  Don’t be afraid. Tune into the magic of Nature, and of your deepest nature!

Also today July 2:
MERCURY in late CAN quincunx SATURN retro in late SAG:
Let’s listen to / feel into the voice of the inner wisdom Elder/s, and speak from a heart- and soulful place, not confrontational but from a deep place of truth that pierces right through right- or wrong-doing.

 

Wishing you a gentle, caring, and deeply regenerative start into July!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’ those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘HUB OF THE WHEEL’where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

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

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

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
In a world of online offers, our small, intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

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Early Summer Standstill and Spiraling Vibes

29 Jun
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Chartres Labyrinth

This Summer Solstice / CANCER New Moon phase (June 23 – July 23) is a Turnaround Time, in many ways.

Yes, the SUN and MERCURY just moved last week – right ON Summer Solstice into CANCER (both together!) which turns the vital and mental energy into the feeling zone, and the NEW MOON activates the visceral, instinctual qualities.
Questions of origin, home, and belonging, how we nurture and what nurtures the soul, are on – as families and tribes gather.

Some of our Planetary SoUlar System ‘Family Members’ also reflect the ‘standstill’ / turnaround energy this month too:

JUPITER recently went direct (June 9), and is still stationary (moving super slowly) all June.
URANUS is slowing down, to go retro on Aug 2, and will be stationary July / Aug.
CHIRON is slowing down too, to go retro on July 1, and is now stationary (June / July). Stay tuned for the CHIRON Turning Point in the next days.
NEPTUNE went retro on June 16, and is still stationary until mid-July.
Plus, MARS is in CANCER ‘crab walk mode’ (until July 20), adding to the Spiraling Effect. With MARS in CANCER, a lot of old emotions, esp. anger, are stirred into action!

In other words, these planets have just recently changed, or are in the process of changing direction from direct (forward from Earth perspective) to retro (CHIRON, URANUS, and NEPTUNE), or from retro to direct  (JUPITER).

All these stationary / retro planets end of June / in July are focal points, and their archetypal energy naturally spirals inward / backward – soulward.

CHIRON, URANUS, and NEPTUNE bring us with their archetypal experiences, of healing / medicine journey, liberation, and transcendence, to more inward,  and also to ‘revisit’ places we’ve been before in those experiences, to release the past.

SATURN, now retro, and in Aug / Sept stationary in late SAG – the Galactic Centre (will go direct on Aug 25) calls us to go into deep inner Heart Truth.

We are called go backwards / inwards, for REsolve and RElease, esp. when it comes to old low and unconscious vibrations of…

CHIRON in PI: Old shame, vulnerability, and wounds that turn into our ‘shamanic scars’.

URANUS in AR: Old RE-actionary, hectic, survival stress.

NEPTUNE in PI: Old overwhelm, confusion, delusions, addictions, ways of ‘checking out’ and giving up come up to be released.

SATURN: Old REpetitive patterns, karma, and blocks and obstacles, through being stuck in judgment, limiting beliefs, old stories, pain – all ‘excess luggage’ that prevents us from moving forward with trust and from the heart.

 

In the turnaround, we are called to find through the release from the ‘inside-out’ more conscious vibrations of:

CHIRON in PI : The ‘wound’ carries the Medicine. Unity heals.

URANUS in ARLiberation into the vibrant NOW Presence.

NEPTUNE in PIDropping into Unity Consciousness, in the Unified Field.

SATURN in SAG: Life is a Pilgrimage – Spirit Guides us. 

 

Many Heartfelt Summer Blessings!

Enjoy this Body-Mind-Spirit Nourishing Season!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’ those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘HUB OF THE WHEEL’where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

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

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

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
In a world of online offers, our small, intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

FIRST 22 FREE! 
For the remainder of JUNE, I’d like to offer you as a NEW Client a FREE 22-min. Short & Sweet Get-to-know Focused Astro Session for a specific theme you are feeling blocked, or having difficulty with presently.
Let’s clarify what’s going on underneath, and how you could express these energies in a freer way!
You are welcome to come over in person (always ideal) here in Victoria, or we connect via Messenger / FaceTime from the comfort of your home or holiday! Let your friends know about this sweet offer too!

Looking forward to meeting you and them! 

Canva 22 Free

 

To book, please call me at 250 381 4299, or reply to these Astro~News, with the subject line: 22 FREE.

Welcome!

Let your friends know about this sweet offer too!
Looking forward to meeting you and them!

FB page which is where the creative action happens, and where you can sign up for Astro*News for Insiders, a newsletter that comes into your inbox at the New Moon and Full Moon, with Astro~Weather and Astro~Medicine, Offers and Astro~Experiences, for the whole 2-week period). Get the inside scoop, and be the first to find out what’s UP.

 

 

CANCER New Moon (June 23 / 24), with MERCURY and MARS: Longings to Belong.

23 Jun

Warm SUMMER Greetings,

dear Reader in beautiful Victoria, on Vancouver Island, on the Pacific West Coast, or physically further away on Planet Earth, yet well connected, in our Cosmically Attuned Astro Community!

 

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Just in time: Islandview Shoreline with hidden Dog. Dog walks have been ON, these days – while Sirius the ‘Dog Star’ will rise again soon…. Photo by Melanie

 

Uhhh – can you FEEL the Call of the Water?
The WATER Element of sensitivity, caring, belonging, and all things emotional, is all of a sudden so present astrologically, since MARS, on Solstice of course the SUN, and also MERCURY, today also the MOON are all in CANCER, while NEPTUNE and CHIRON keep cruising in PISCES (see New Moon chart below).

 

Dolphin Mates

So let’s be gentle, and tune into the Fluidity of Life.
Our emotions and needs keep changing (CAN), while the energetic Fabric of Life shows us that we all are, and all IS connected.

Actually, there is just Oneness of Life (PI) in its many forms.

 

 

Welcoming the First Summer 2017 New Moon!

 

Moon Goddess

 

Here she comes:

The FIRST New Moon in Summer 2017 happens this evening Friday, June 23, at 7:31 pm PDT at 3° CANCER – La Luna’s zodiacal ‘home domain’.

Three more Summer New Moons to follow, incl. the BIG ONE, on AUG 21:
JULY 23: Initial LEO New Moon (with MARS!)
AUG 21: End of LEO / Sphinx Point New Moon / Total Solar Eclipse!
SEPT 19 / 20: End of VIRGO New Moon.

Even though, we’re (here in the Northern Hemisphere) in the height of the SOLAR Year – this week, the Solstice SUN is bright and dominant, and the daylight hours are the longest – BALANCE happens, as we’re entering a very LUNAR phase, with the CANCER New Moon – La Luna’s very abode.
After lots of Spring ‘buzz and fuzz’, this and that, information and learning, in the GEMINI season, we’re now dropping from the AIR into the WATER Element, from thinking and communicating to feeling and resonating.

I call the GEM – CAN cusp of the Zodiac also the ‘Gathering Point’:
We might have gathered a lot of information, made new contacts, learned a lot, and brought it all into your space. On a relational level, early Summer is a natural time to gather as family, friends, tribes, and communities. Gathering (ideally) is an expression, or creates a sense of Belonging – very Cancerian.

Johfra Bosschart Cancer


Can you feel the pull of the Ocean Mama, back to Home Sweet Home?

Whatever Home means to you: Literally to your physical Home, to your Family, to your Spirit Home, to the Land you call Home, or to the Home of your Innermost BEING….?

What are you ‘conceiving’ of these days?
Where do you feel you belong?

The CANCER New Moon is the natural time for new beginnings, when it comes to all themes round home, nurturance, and belonging.

 

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

I always feeling strange, and like something’s off when the New Moon is being described as a time to ‘set new intentions’ which, if at all, is just one side of the energy: the yang / masculine one!!! What about the yin / feminine one, of being open and receptive, to be a vessel for conception?!

YES, a New MOON is Conception Energy!
SUN and MOON come together, like Yang and Yin.


When we ARE in a Yin/Yang Union at the New Moon, we are aligned with the rhythms of nature.
The yin / lunar Cancerian quality is very motherly, caring, gentle, nurturing for our needs.
The yang / solar Cancerian quality is very fatherly, and consciously creates safe tribal and family ‘hubs’.


Where early CANCER falls in your chart
(houses, planets there) is where a seed is being planted, where ‘conception’ and new beginnings take place (‘in the dark’, for the time being), when it comes to caring and belonging:

Examples:
Early CAN in your 2nd house: A new ‘conception’ of what you value about belonging – and literally for your physical home;

Early CAN in your 5th house: New beginnings for nurturing your Inner Child, your children, and of your creativity; 
Early CAN in your 11th house: New start for your home and belonging in a community….

 

Canada Features Maple LeafAND, this is the beginning of the Lunar Cycle that contains Canada Day (July 1) and U.S. Independence Day (July 4):
Many Tribes, One Nation?! What is it that we call HOME? How do we make sure everybody can feel welcome and belong?

I’ll write a blog post for Canada Day
150 years since the Canadian Confederation (French: Confédération canadienne) was created, as the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united into one Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867.

Of course, taking a look at the ‘birth chart’ of the Canadian Confederation, and its evolution.

You’re welcome to join our COSMIC CANADA Astro~Events on June 28:
The Astro~Embodiment of the Canada chart(!) in the afternoon, and in the evening :
Canada and YOU / Canada et VOUS – a workshop to explore your astrological relationship with the country!

Voila, here’s the FB Event.
Welcome / Bienvenue at either or both in combo!


Let’s visit the CANCER New Moon chart.

And see what else shows up in the Cancerian and otherwise ‘cosmic landscape’:

CAN NM 2017

 

OH! Not ‘just’ the SUN / MOON in Cancerian Union, also MERCURY closely linked to them, and MARS in CANCER ahead of the trio, pulling the CANCER energy.

The SUN is now travelling with MARS (you can picture MARS next to the SUN in the sky!), until mid Aug. The SUN will pass MARS in July 26, right after the super fiery LEO New Moon. That looks like a HOT SUMMER, in many ways…

This week, lots of action coming from and to MARS… which is traditionally considered ‘challenged’ in the sphere of CANCER where a lot of old emotions, esp. anger, are stirred into action. The upside: needs can be more strongly asserted than otherwise.
Let’s not allow our ego wants and ‘needs’ dominate consciousness, yet use this energy to pro-actively offer care and nurturing to ourselves and other beings with whom we feel kinship. 

MARS ‘drives’ the New Moon energy, while it also links to JUPITER (in square exactly on June 24), NEPTUNE (the trine is exact on June 25), and LILITH (their quincunx is exact on June 27). All these alignments are catalyzed through the New Moon, and are showing up together in the cosmic ‘field’.

  • MARS square stat. JUPITER  in LIBRA (June 24) shows where conflict and disturbance of balance can arise when an encounter is not a natural complementary match, and contrasting needs clash. If complementary energies are present this energy is rather stimulating – an interesting ‘test’.
  • MARS trine stat. / retro NEPTUNE in PI (June 25) smooths situations out, when we roll with the changing needs, and are fluid and adaptable. It’s not a win-loose situation, rather a dance of energies.
  • MARS quincunx LILITH in SAG is about coordinating notions for belonging and care with freedom and space. Hopefully, there’s room for both simultaneously.
  • MARS, JUPITER, LILITH, and SATURN are linked into a rare ‘Trapezoid figure’ – can you see it?
    This configuration of planetary energies round Planet Earth combines and synthesizes different learning figures into one whole, closed circuit.

    The growth through learning that’s available now is charged and driven by the two dynamic squares: MARS square JUPITER, and LILITH square NEPTUNE (was exact June 21).
    I.o.w. when it comes to needs and wants in relationships
    (MARS in CAN – JUPITER in LI), we are called to choose well, so that our needs are naturally nurtured, and to take care of them personally anyway.
    The other one
    (LILITH – NEPTUNE) is about being honest and authentic, free and  on one’s path, while practicing ‘live and let live’, in the flow of life.

 

And then there’s MARS – PLUTO… between Canada Day and Independence Day.

The transpersonal, collective energy of PLUTO in CAP is transforming us, as we go through the ‘birth canal of consciousness’, in this World in Change. The more we ARE in integrity with the Change we wish to SEE (even in ‘small’ ways – the vibration matters) and live in simplicity the more we sense the energy that carries and renews us!

MARS now in CANCER, on the opposite side of PLUTO, its ‘higher octave’ (MARS is about personal will and assertion, and PLUTO about higher power). MARS will go into exact opposition to PLUTO on July 2 – once every 2 years. This can trigger change and realignment, on personal levels, esp. when it comes to the polarity between ‘what we personally want and need’ and ‘what matters most’. As with any opposition, our ‘job’ is to ‘marry’ the two.
MARS – PLUTO, exact on July 2, will be also a ‘signature’ for Canada Day (and there’s already a lot of controversy around Canada 150, and sensitivity around “Are we celebrating Colonialism???” “How can Truth and Reconciliation be put into action, how does it look like, and how can it evolve?”), and of U.S. Independence Day (well, lots of heated debates down the border which could come to a head on another level).

 

VENUS in TAU trine PLUTO retro in CAP (exact tomorrow June 24): Valuing and Attracting what’s Solid and ‘Real’, throughout Change.

 

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Standing Tall – Photo by Melanie, Oct 2016

 

The CANCER NEW MOON is also a Conception for an earthy ‘liaison’ between VENUS in ‘her abode’ of TAURUS with PLUTO retro in mid-CAP.
A welcome grounding effect, that can look like:

  • Let’s stick with what’s simple, choose quality that proves itself over time, and enjoy what’s here and real, in the NOW, like: the gifts of Nature.
  • In this world of change, what’s solid and of tangible value?
  • Drawn to traditions and Elders? A good time to (re?)establish connections.
  • Let’s appreciate deep relationships that prevail through times of change.

 

CHIRON in late PISCES goes retro on July 1:
Inner Journey into Oneness

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Chiron with the Wounding Arrow

Perhaps the inner ‘SoUlution’ to the longings to belong and to be in ‘right relationship…

June and July are quite Chiron-ic months, since CHIRON is now a stationary (slow moving) focus, as it changes ‘gears’ from direct into retro mode (July 1 – Dec 5).

Late PI has also a PI ‘undertone’ – it all comes together, and yet is elusive.
This can show up in ‘wounded syndromes’ of: feeling overwhelmed yet never really ‘getting anywhere’, feeling lost, confused, deluded, weakened, esp. in the immune system, feeling like giving up.

What’s the ‘healing agent’ with a ‘Like Heals Like’ approach (very Piscean, and Chironic)?

How about:
Tapping into Oneness, where ALL is already and always HERE.
Literally being by or in the Water, relaxing, releasing, soaking up the oceanic energy that’s freely available…?
And / or exposing ourselves to music and dance, sound therapy, yoga, meditation, anything that brings us back into a place of unity in life, from which all ‘comes together’ quite naturally…?

A big shift is coming next year, as CHIRON (in PI since Feb 2011) will enter ARIES (for a short time mid Apr – end of Sept 2018, and eventually end of Feb 2019) where it hasn’t been in almost 50 years.
A ‘wounded warrior’ theme? An emergence of shamans? Vulnerability yet also in-built medicine of a ‘precedent’ of sorts? The birth of SELF and a new way of being? Hmmm, at this point, it seems still elusive and mysterious. To be revealed… (next year, JUPITER will be also in SCORPIO).

In any case, CHIRON in now (June / July) on the very end of PI – 29° (in transition to AR) = on the ‘Emergence / Birthing Point’, where out of the ALL a new life form and potentiality is almost emerging – yet at this point re-tracing into the ocean of oneness. Let’s find our Medicine in THIS.

Many Heartfelt Summer Blessings!

Enjoy this Body-Mind-Spirit Nourishing Season!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’ those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘HUB OF THE WHEEL’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

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

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

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
In a world of online offers, our small, intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

FIRST 22 FREE! 
For the remainder of JUNE, I’d like to offer you as a NEW Client a FREE 22-min. Short & Sweet Get-to-know Focused Astro Session for a specific theme you are feeling blocked, or having difficulty with presently.
Let’s clarify what’s going on underneath, and how you could express these energies in a freer way!
You are welcome to come over in person (always ideal) here in Victoria, or we connect via Messenger / FaceTime from the comfort of your home or holiday! Let your friends know about this sweet offer too!

Looking forward to meeting you and them! 

Canva 22 Free

 

To book, please call me at 250 381 4299, or reply to these Astro~News, with the subject line: 22 FREE.

Welcome!

Let your friends know about this sweet offer too!
Looking forward to meeting you and them!

FB page which is where the creative action happens, and where you can sign up for Astro*News for Insiders, a newsletter that comes into your inbox at the New Moon and Full Moon, with Astro~Weather and Astro~Medicine, Offers and Astro~Experiences, for the whole 2-week period). Get the inside scoop, and be the first to find out what’s UP.

 

 

* Summer SoUlstice 2017, on June 20: Height of the Light, Sacred Stand-Still, and Turning Point – feat. SUN / MERCURY: Speaking from Spirit.

20 Jun

Happy SUMMER SOLSTICE – Height of the Light!

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Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Ostara / Spring Equinox, Beltane, LITHA / SUMMER SOLSTICE, Lughnassad, Mabon, Samhain, Yule, and Imbolc.

We are celebrating the longest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere – one of the four sacred turning points of the year – Summer and Winter Solstice, and Spring and Fall Equinox.

Summer Solstice is in Pagan Tradition called LITHA.  Researching its origin I found this article, with a plethora of ‘Midsummer’ (as it’s called, even though Summer only begins now) traditions in Europe and North America.

Solstice means literally ‘Standstill of the Sun’.

Apparently, from the perspective of the Northern Hemisphere, the SUN has reached its maximum range of the Ecliptic, and is now overhead the Tropic of CANCER, ‘producing’ the longest day time hours, before ‘receding’.

And if you live in the Southern Hemisphere, the ‘arch’ of the SUN is the smallest and lowest now, reaching Winter Solstice. (Your Summer Solstice is when, through the Earth tilt, the Sun is overhead the Tropic of Capricorn – longest days for you guys and gals, of course).

Happy WINTER SOLSTICE, dear reader in the Southern Hemisphere, esp. Australia and South Africa!

Back to our ‘Northern turf’:
As you can see here we are actually 2 full weeks in Solstice mode:16 hrs and 06 – 07 min of day time, this whole WEEK in the Northern Hemisphere (with the example of Victoria BC), culminating today June 20, with 16 hrs and 06 min. and 42 sec., the absolute maximum of the year.
June 20 is 7 hours and 48 minutes longer than the Winter Solstice (Dec 21)! And next week, the day time will recede very slowwwly.

 

* Happy CANCER Season:
Nurturing What We Care About.

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Johfra Bosschart: The Moon Rules Cancer

 

As the SUN crosses the Summer Solstice Point we’re in the CANCER Season of the year (this year until July 23 – which is also the day of the LEO New Moon).
The first WATER sign of the Zodiac introduces the world of Feeling, Caring, Nurturing, and Belonging – ahhh!
The energy related to the Mother theme (the MOON is ‘at home’ and most natural in CANCER) brings out our early, primal memories, our need to be safe and cared for, our instincts to protect life, and nurture what and whom we care about, our ‘loved ones’ (2-legged or 4-legged), maybe extending to all beings and life forms.

I’d say this year the CANCER energy really starts with the New Moon, just 3 days into Cancer, on Fri June 23, and SUN, MOON, MERCURY, and MARS will all be in CANCER then!
Stay tuned for the CANCER New Moon Astro~News blog – to be posted here in the next few days!
In the meantime, check out all these CANCER associations in the symbolic painting by Johfra Bosschart here.

 

* SUN and MERCURY united on the Solstice Point:
Speaking from Spirit

This year, MERCURY meets the SUN on Solstice – very rare! Their exact ‘date’ is tomorrow, June 21 at 7:14 am PDT. MERCURY passes the SUN, after this ‘Superior Conjunction’.
A cosmic concentration within 10 hrs, where both SUN and MERCURY shift into CANCER, and unite there:

  • The SUN enters CANCER – exact Solstice Point – today June 20, at 9:24 pm PDT.
  • MERCURY enters CANCER tomorrow June 21 at 2:57 am PDT (‘at home’ there until July 5)
  • MERCURY meets and passes the SUN tomorrow June 21 at 7:14 am PDT, at 0° CAN.

How can the Mind (MERCURY) be united with Spirit and Consciousness (the SUN)?
How can we speak, write, communicate from a conscious place, and let Spirit come through us?

As MERCURY receives such a solar boost that can make the mind quite brilliant, full of energy, and guided by Spirit.
But the mind is a trickster too, and can easily ‘hijack the show’. Also a good occasion to re-mind ourselves how much in our ‘information age’ the mind is dominating, and… overrated.
MERCURY wants to ‘lead the show’ (i.o.w., travels ahead of the SUN) after the union (and will do so until the next MERCURY retro, Aug 12 until Sept 5 – which is always a regulating and adjustment phase to ‘lasso MERCURY back in’), and even unites with MARS, on June 28, and opposes PLUTO in CAP on June 29. Take this is a golden opportunity to watch how the ego-mind wants to be in charge, and to use the energy as a creativity fuel instead.

 

* MERCURY in CANCER (June 21 – July 5):
The Inner Landscape of the Mind.

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Crab Perspective… and Family Time…

MERCURY in CAN is better at playful, creative imagination anyway, after the intellectual, information driven MERCURY in GEM we’ve moved through in the last weeks.
MERCURY in CAN (until July 5) brings out memories and reflections, and is rather inward-backward oriented.
This mercurial energy can be also well channeled into peaking from a caring, nurturing, gentle place, with and on behalf of the family, tribe, children, the human family, and the family of all sentient Beings
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The shadow / pitfall is an emotional ‘overlay’ of information processing, and lack of objectivity – information is filtered through feelings which can be a moody, and also regressive situation: “Today, I feel like, now I don’t feel like….”, “Today it seems like this, who knows how I read / hear it tomorrow”.

MERCURY is this time in CANCER for 2 weeks only (since furthest away from MERCURY retro the ‘messenger’ moves the fastest now) – a relatively short window to look into the inner landscape, and ask: How does this and that information make me FEEL? Where do these feelings originate?
Dreams are very enhanced now too, and can be brought to consciousness (I’m definitely noticing that lately).
Which reminds me of one of Carl G. Jung’s famous works Memories, Dreams, and Reflections: “I can understand myself only in the light of inner happenings.” – very apropos MERCURY in CAN.
The Swiss psychologist C.G. * July 26, 1875, was born under a LEO SUN / URANUS (ruler of his AQ Rising – a brilliant man indeed!), and VENUS / MERCURY in CAN.

 

Quite the MERCURY activated two weeks to come:

MERCURY triggers almost all planetary Archetypes, and their patterns with one another. Chronologically in this sequence: SUN, JUPITER, NEPTUNE, MARS, PLUTO, SATURN, URANUS, and CHIRON.
I.o.w., the whole Zeitgeist can be seen, through the lens of the mind, reflected in our emotional field, and communicated back ‘out’ again.
Since it all happens in a such concentrated time window, the themes below are almost all activated at once, and you might feel yourself be expressing all of it simultaneously:

  • June 21 (tomorrow)
    MERCURY enters CAN, and immediately unites with the SUN:
    Speaking from Spirit. Conscious Communication. 
  • June 27
    MERCURY squares JUPITER stationary in LI, and trines NEPTUNE retro / stat in PI: Making wise choices – what resonates and reflects ease and grace?
    Also: Speaking on behalf of the tribe, justice, fairness, balance, and spreading the word, ‘to whom it may concern’ / ‘to those who care’. 
  • June 28
    MERCURY in mid CAN conj. MARS in CAN:
    Watch angry thoughts and the sharp tongue, and don’t let it get the better of you. Tomorrow you might already feel and think differently about it all. The energy is well channeled into passionately advocating FOR something, and bravely tracing the origin of your feelings and thoughts.
  • June 29
    MERCURY in mid CAN opposes PLUTO retro in CAP:
    Speaking on behalf of our human family, in the face of where the world seems to go: How can this lifestyle be sustainable, for the next Seven (or less?) Generations to come? After all, we’re all in this together (says also CHIRON in late PI, to go retro on July 1)!
    Also, a good time to reconnect and communicate with Family and Ancestors (on all levels).
  • July 2
    MERCURY in late CAN quincunx SATURN in late SAG:
    (also CHIRON goes retro on July 1, and MARS opposes PLUTO on July 2)
    Speaking from a heart- and soulful place, not confrontational but from a deep place of truth that pierces right through right- or wrong-doing.
  • July 4
    MERCURY in late CAN square (its ‘higher octave’ planet) URANUS stat. in late AR:
    A call for revolution? Wild and crazy news? I’d opt for: Mental / communication breakthroughs and liberation. And freedom from the fabrications of the mind.
  • July 5
    MERCURY at the end of CAN trines CHIRON stat. at the end of PI:
    What would the inner Medicine Buddha say to all of this?
    And, with MERCURY on the CAN / LEO ‘Creativity Point’ – MERCURY enters LEO: Time to channel the impressions into creative expression.

 

* STANDSTILL & SPIRALING Vibes

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Chartres Labyrinth

This Summer Solstice is a Turnaround Time, in many ways.

Yes, the SUN and MERCURY move (this year together) into CANCER which turns the vital and mental energy into the feeling zone – questions of origin, home, and belonging, how we nurture and what nurtures the soul, are on – as families and tribes gather.

Some of our Planetary SoUlar System ‘Family Members’ (getting used to CANCER language… 🙂 ) reflect the ‘standstill’ / turnaround energy this month too:

JUPITER just went direct on June 9, and is still stationary (moving super slowly) all June.
URANUS is slowing down to go retro on Aug 2, and will be stationary July / Aug.
CHIRON is slowing down too, to go retro on July 1, and is now stationary (June / July).
NEPTUNE went retro on June 16, and is still stationary until mid-July.
Plus, MARS is in CANCER ‘crab walk mode’ (until July 20), adding to the Spiraling Effect.
Well, with MARS in CANCER, a lot of old emotions, esp. anger, are stirred into action!

In other words, these planets have just recently, or are in the process of changing direction from direct (forward from Earth perspective) to retro (CHIRON, URANUS, and NEPTUNE), or from retro to direct (JUPITER).

All these stationary / retro planets end of June / in July are focal points, and their archetypal energy naturally spirals inward / backward – soulward.

CHIRON, URANUS, and NEPTUNE bring us with their archetypal experiences, of healing / medicine journey, liberation, and transcendence, to more inward,  and also to ‘revisit’ places we’ve been before in those experiences, to release the past.

SATURN, now retro, and in Aug / Sept stationary in late SAG – the Galactic Centre (will go direct on Aug 25) calls us to go into deep inner Heart Truth.

We are called go backwards / inwards, for REsolve and RElease, esp. when it comes to old low and unconscious vibrations of…

CHIRON in PI: Old shame, vulnerability, and wounds that turn into our ‘shamanic scars’.

URANUS in AR: Old RE-actionary, hectic, survival stress.

NEPTUNE in PI: Old overwhelm, confusion, delusions, addictions, ways of ‘checking out’ and giving up.

SATURN: Old REpetitive patterns, karma, and blocks and obstacles, through being stuck in judgment, limiting beliefs, old stories, pain – all ‘excess luggage’ that prevents us from moving forward with trust and from the heart.

…and find through the release from the ‘inside’ more conscious vibrations of:

CHIRON in PI : The ‘wound’ carries the Medicine. Unity heals.

URANUS in ARLiberation into the vibrant NOW Presence.

NEPTUNE in PIDropping into Unity Consciousness, in the Unified Field.

SATURN in SAG: Life is a Pilgrimage – Spirit Guides us. 

 

And then there’s MARS – PLUTO… between Canada Day and Independence Day.

The transpersonal, collective energy of PLUTO in Saturn’s domain of CAP is transforming us, as we go through the ‘birth canal of consciousness’, in this World in Change. The more we ARE in integrity with the Change we wish to SEE (even in ‘small’ ways – the vibration matters) the more we sense the energy that carries and renews us!

MARS now in CANCER, on the opposite side of PLUTO, its ‘higher octave’ (MARS is about personal will and assertion, and PLUTO about higher power). MARS will go into exact opposition to PLUTO on July 2 – once every 2 years – which can trigger change and realignment, on personal levels, esp. when it comes to ‘what we want’ – ‘what matters most’, and, as with any opposition, to ‘marry’ the two.
MARS – PLUTO, exact on July 2, will be also a ‘signature’ for Canada Day (and there’s already a lot of controversy around Canada 150, and sensitivity around “Celebrating Colonialism???”), and of U.S. Independence Day (well, lots of heated debates down the border which could come to a head on another level).

 

Would you like to tune into the astrological transits of the Summer, in your own chart and life?
Come join our SUMMER TRANSIT PARLOUR, next Mon June 26 (afternoon and evening group)! The evening group has an online option too! Here’s the FB Event.

 

Here is the SUMMER SO(U)LSTICE ‘Birth Chart’:


Turns out, my program only showed 0°00′ CANCER at 9:27 pm PDT, even though the calendar says 9:24 pm PDT.

In any case, the Summer Solstice minute is just after Sunset
see: SUN and MERCURY just below the Western horizon.

 

Summer Solstice 2017

You can see the stationary planets (marked with ‘ST’) in the chart, as well as the retro planets (‘R’), as well as the SUN / MERCURY alignment.

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SAG Body – Does She Have LILITH in SAG?

Plus, MARS in CAN on its way to square JUPITER stat in mid LI, trine NEPTUNE stat / retro in mid PI, and quincunx LILITH in mid SAG (June 24 – 27), activating LILITH square NEPTUNE on June 21:
A lot is stirred up, in our primal, tribal, emotional ‘field’, indeed.
Let’s aim for creative, imaginative, unifying (NEPTUNE in PI), authentic, fun and inspired (SAG LILITH) activities (MARS) – like kids playing – while choosing our play mates well – a practice for choosing wisely in general.

Hey, maybe MARS in CAN involves turning your home upside down, finding treasures, recycling what doesn’t generate joy anymore, and creating new aesthetics (LI) and space (SAG). MARS in CAN is perfect for home action.

LILITH in SAG square NEPTUNE in PI: Follow the Call of the Wild and Authentic YOU (and don’t get deluded by weird stories or voices).

Where MARS in CANCER shows up now in YOUR chart get authentically active – assert yourself, but watch your ego in the choices you make…

 

Would you like to tune into the astrological transits of the Summer, in your own chart and life?
Come join our SUMMER TRANSIT PARLOUR, next Mon June 26 (afternoon and evening group)! The evening group has an online option too! Here’s the FB Event.

 

Wishing us all a Happy SUMMER – Count-Down’s ON!

Next UP:
Astro~News for the CANCER New Moon (June 23) – on this channel, and via email to the ‘Tribe’. Wanna be part of it? You can subscribe on my FB page form (link below), or shoot me a message with your email address, and I add you.

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MARS into CANCER (June 4 – July 20): Active, Tender Care, and Homey Activities

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One of the Planet shifts in early June:

Tomorrow June 4, MARS will enter CANCER – a 2-year cycle (MARS was the last time in CANCER late June – early Aug 2015).
Why is CANCER traditionally the least favoured sign for the warrior archetype?

MARS is natural in straight-forward ARIES, and exalted (extra strong) in CAP where the energy can express in consistent, persevering, goal oriented ways.
CANCER is not linear (as the CAP ‘mountain goat’) but rhythmic and cyclical, goes sideways, and sometimes 2 steps forward, 1 step back (into the safe ‘shell’ to integrate the experiences emotionally), is sensitive and empathetic, and one’s motivation and energy depend on moods and feelings. So let’s be gentle with ourselves and others, and not take our feelings or unmet needs out on others (MARS in CAN has the potential for conflict at home).


Let’s rather channel the energy into TLC for ourselves, our family, the human family, the family of all living beings.

A beautiful energy for FATHER’s MONTH! ❤

MARS in CANCER gives us also a boost to do activities like renovations and clearing in the home that benefit from a lot of energy and motivation.

Your CANCER SUN, MOON, AC, or planets, and the house MARS travels through in your chart get a boost from MARS, and you might feel quite energized these weeks, with those Archetypes / in those areas of life where CANCER shows up for you.

During its journey through CANCER, MARS will square JUPITER in LI (June 27), oppose PLUTO retro in CAP (July 2 – an energy relevant for Canada’s and the U.S. ‘birthdays’), and square URANUS in AR (July 17).
Doesn’t look like a quiet and cozy time, politically. Important to stand up for what we care about.
More about these transits as we get closer to the time.

By the way, the yearly traditional FATHER’s MONTH of JUNE is on in my practice:
Which means, 20% discount on all Astro sessions for dads (gift or self-treat), and for sessions focused on one’s relationship with dad. Also 2-for-1 sessions with dad!
Please find the details here on fb.

 

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If you feel the resonance with the themes above,  and you could use support inyour journey drop me a line, and we can set up a private Astrology consult session, or initial 20-min orientation talk, to find out what would be the best course of action.
Maybe it’s time to fully benefit from a 3- or 5- sessions coaching sequence?

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Interested in courses, workshops, embodied, experiential Astrology in Victoria BC, or online, via Skype / FB Messenger?

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