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Phoenix (SCO into SAG) New Moon (Nov 18): Into the New and Transforming!

18 Nov

Late SCORPIO New Moon Greetings, dear Astro~News Blog Reader!

I was just cheering to the morning SUN and and MOON (next to it, crossing over the Phoenix Point, and entering SAG at 10:59 am PST – with a green smoothie alchemy – yumm! 

Wanted to complete the Astro~News writing last night but got really tired, under the dark Scorpionic Moon – happens….!

Only 3 more days and 4 more nights in the SCORPIO season 2017 – until Nov 21 at 7:05 pm PST when the SUN crosses over the ‘Phoenix Point‘, and enters SAG the (inner) Phoenix is reborn out of its own ashes, and we rise again, fueled by the Inner Light.
Maybe a lot of burning and purging is happening for you this Fall, with also JUPITER in SCO…?

 

Stormy Waters – Photo by Melanie, Nov 2017

 

It’s been dark and wet and stormy, here on the West Coast…
Maybe you felt content and contained in a magical, creative, and more intimate zone, yet at other times trapped and ‘thrown back at yourself’ – a time for inner processing, and for moving through dark density, shadow encounters and intensity, to purge and transform from within!

SCORPIO is a powerful energy – starts with the Alchemy Point, coming from LIBRA, and ends with the Phoenix Point into SAG!
If we’re not ‘afraid of the dark’ we can transform ‘lead into gold’ through this energy, depressing, heavy states into pure Consciousness, and BE transformed.

 

Into the New and Transformed or Transforming we go, and move forward, seasoned by change!

Here’s the New Moon Chart:

 

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The NEW MOON entered SAG only 7 hrs after the New Moon (at 10:59 am PST today).
Quite the release & rebirth energy in this New Moon!

 

What’s your transpersonal Super Power?

YodaMARS squaring PLUTO on Nov 19 also pushes us to make powerful decisions and act on them.

PLUTO is the ‘higher octave’ / transpersonal ‘version’ of Warrior MARS which wants us to be empowered in our intrinsic Soul Purpose (PLUTO in CAP), beyond our ego wants (MARS).

So, don’t give power away by stalling and letting others be in charge of / blaming them for your choices (MARS in LIBRA).
So there’s definitely an evolutionary ‘upgrade’ (PLUTO in CAP) available and needed in this regard, esp. for your CAP, AR, CAN and LI Planet themes.

Next up:
MARS in late LI will oppose URANUS in late AR (which is ruled by MARS) on Dec 1, the day before MERCURY goes retro, and 2 days before the GEM – SAG Full Moon on Dec 3.
Uhhh, sounds like trouble?

Yep, it can be an exciting, adventurous, surprise, and breakthrough time.
Don’t expect consistency, and rather experiment. Excellent to try out new communication channels as well, with MERCURY going retro.
And re-visit with friends whom you’ve lost track of, and have fun!

 

Involvement and Authenticity

Angel of Revelation, Painting by William Blake

The New Moon late SCORPIO is in a rather unusual almost exact 5-sign apart alignment, called Quincunx, with URANUS retro in late ARIES.

The alignment was already exact for the SUN and URANUS on Nov 17, so it’s fading now. The MOON brought it up just before the New Moon.
Still active but rather an integration with the New Moon.

SCO and AR seem so different: deep and processing, vs out there, and action oriented…. The New Moon in SCO plants ‘Seeds in the Dark’ vs. URANUS in AR is awake and alert, ready to go ahead, and step into the New NOW (well, it’s retro, so that moderates the effect). Still: how does this go together? 

Well, we’ve seen effects of this in the U.S. geopolitics, re: a tension about firing literally Uranium, vs. the notion to process the situation deeper. And also lots of hints about hidden agenda being suddenly revealed.
How can we approach this dynamic in our own world, and support the bigger process? 
URANUS would say: Be Awake. Add high-level Archetype energy into the mix, such as excitement, ingenuity, out-of-the-box approach to things, your Authenticity!
The New Moon in late SCORPIO, and JUPITER / VENUS nearby support us with processing through things, esp. if they have to do with own / old inner tucked-away trauma and stuck emotions in general. Not to hide oneself, but to reveal get involved.
Seeds in the Dark have been planted.
Tend to them, feel empowered and ALIVE!


Here comes a transforming experiment, right with the late SCORPIO New Moon / quincunx URANUS:

I felt called to let the Universe speak through Animal Medicine cards (paintings by Susan Boulet; the deck was gifted to me by a SCO New Moon / PLUTO born friend!!! Only realized in hindsight).

I picked Animal Spirit Cards for 3 important points in the chart:

  • The late SCO New Moon on Nov 18 – today.
  • MARS square PLUTO, exact tomorrow Nov 19.
  • MERCURY soon going into pre-retro ‘storm’ on Nov 28, and retro Dec 2 – 22.



For the late SCO New Moon, The DOG showed up:

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The Dog – Devotion, Protection, Service – Animal Medicine Cards by Susan Boulet. Photo by Melanie.

DSC06684The quality of service to the degree of sacrifice is also a theme in late SCO (which has a PISCES undertone).
Some dogs are so loyal, they would put themselves into extreme danger and risk their lives to save their human friend.
And humans, in extreme situations can also sacrifice themselves for another or an ideal…

Hmmm, there’s another aspect to this that actually made me uncomfortable (SCO), considering the Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 27° SCO which is:

“A MILITARY BAND MARCHES NOISILY ON THROUGH THE CITY STREETS –
The aggressive glorification of cultural values.

Every cultural-social collectivity sooner or later tries to impress the value of its achievements forcibly and noisily upon all those who belong to it, as well as upon foreign onlookers. At the individual-mental level the member of such a collectivity swells with pride and excitement when a display of the excellence of that in which his consciousness and personality are deeply rooted is publicly affirmed. Thus the feeling of social unity binds the individuals of a culture through collective pride.

This second stage symbol contrasts sharply with the first one. Our aggressive, tense, domineering Western civilization is indeed in opposition to the natural spontaneity and instinctive adjustment to nature of tribal societies. The Keyword here is POMP.”

Which links back to MARS in LIBRA – culturally channeled aggressive / assertive drives – and its sharp square with PLUTO (which happens to be also the ruler of the New Moon in SCO), exact tomorrow Nov 19.
PLUTO in CAP can be on a societal level the control through hierarchies. Hence the MARS in LI square PLUTO in CAP expression of the Military parading and displaying its power – besides it IS the Sabian Symbol of the New Moon degree. In my opinion a rather anachronistic, repressed / tamed / loyalized (is that a word?) or even abusive way of expressing the MARS – PLUTO and New Moon energies. How can there be deep, evolutionary transformation from the inside-out?
Dogs as Medicine Animals show us about their loyalty to ‘the leader of the pack’, to the degree of self sacrifice – and so are lots of humans.
The SAG side can either make people more fanatic and ‘on a mission’, or outgrow such destructive intensity, and set us FREE.
My hope is that SATURN in SAG has shown us enough evidence of ‘Mission impossible’, and of the futility / destructive boomerang effect of missiles.
 

 

For MARS square PLUTO, The JAGUAR made its appearance!

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The Jaguar – Wholeness, Divinity. Rebirth – Animal Medicine Cards by Susan Boulet. Photo by Melanie.

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Natural Power, powerful Magic.
Clearly undomesticated, highly independent, fiercely in its element (not loyal to another species).
Being in Integrity is also a big theme represented by LILITH now in SAG

As simple and powerful as that. 
Being in our Nature. Taking Jaguar Medicine.

 

For MERCURY going into pre-retro ‘storm’ on Nov 28, and retro on Dec 2, The COYOTE showed up (yeah, really!).

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The Coyote – Transformation, Creation,  Cunning, Good Fortune – Animal Medicine Cards by Susan Boulet. Photo by Melanie.

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Now we’re adding another layer of contrast  to the loyal and tamed dog – the mischievous Coyote Trickster.

Even though the Coyote and the Dog are ‘relatives’ in the animal kingdom, they represent quite different Medicine.

Coyote is SO apropos MERCURY going retro soon in SAG.

Let’s not take our mind and its SAG stories too seriously, and recognize them as ‘old tales’ and beliefs, and pull them by the tail 🙂 as a RE-minder it’s in the mind – is it real?!

Can we create a different story line that, like the Coyote did, restores balance and order? 
Which links back to a positive outcome of MARS in LIBRA (Balance) square PLUTO in CAP (order) – and wouldn’t that be transformational in a deep SCO sense?!

MERCURY Retro (Dec 2 – 22) is already in pre-retro ‘shadow’ since this week, and comes into pre-retro ‘storm’ on Nov 28.
Here’s a MERCURY Retro Cosmic RE-Lief & Tool Kit for you.

As you see on the chart, MERCURY in late SAG goes into square with CHIRON retro in late PI, and URANUS retro in late AR, before meeting SATURN (all between Nov 24 and 28):

This could turn into frenetic overwhelm, or, on the High Road, become a liberating experimentation in letting go of overwhelm through agendas, and ‘media showers’, and to opening up to receiving the miracles and gifts along the way (CHIRON in PI), and a fresh approach to being authentic (URANUS in ARIES).

MERCURY – SATURN:
To ‘be done’ with old stories and beliefs, and not buy into fear based agenda of patriarchal and authoritarian figures or programs (anymore). 

What’s the High Road? What would true Freedom and your Heart Wisdom say?

 

Navigating the Seas of Change…


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


Also facilitated through the New Moon:
JUPITER in SCO in Trine with NEPTUNE in PI (exact on Dec 2, building up already, and active until mid-Dec, and coming back next Spring / Summer: May – Sept 2018):
Here’s a blog post about this energy – Let’s Surf it!

 

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

How’s it going so far for you, with diving into the Alchemy?
Could you use support and perspective?

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  • Where is deep transformation now possible in your Life, what does it take to go INTO it, and how do you meet the landscape you meet there?
  • What’s the Alchemy that presents itself?
  • What’s being cleared away now, from your ‘inner basement / closet’?
  • What does that mean for your ‘outer’ world, above the surface?

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

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Book by Nov 21 (last day in SCO) and you’re IN, for the discounted SCO focused sessions.

Looking forward to meeting you!

 

 

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MARS in LIBRA (Oct 22 – Dec 9): Passion for Peace, Balance, Fairness, and Synergistic Partnerships.

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After 6 weeks in VIRGO since Sept 5 (phew, soo many issues and problems since then, so much to do to fix and get things in order), MARS crosses over the Equinox Point into LIBRA today Oct 22, to activate and stir up the sign of Balance, Fairness, and Harmony, until Dec 9.

What has become imbalanced for you? 
MARS can motivate you to pursue activities that bring more balance, relatedness, art and culture into your life. 

Perhaps your life is too stagnant, boring, and indecisive?
Then MARS’s job would be to get you off the fence, and make a bold decision.

Or to pro-actively approach others with whom there could be a good synergistic partnership – in which you can be authentic.

If you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in LIBRA, these inner Archetypes get an energy boost these weeks, yet you might also watch not to get too ego driven in their expression. Channel the energy into active, physical outlets (a la LIBRA would be dance and pursuit of art and culture).

Even if you don’t have inner LIBRAN ‘Players’ there’s a House or two where LIBRA is in your chart. And that gets in any case activated now through MARS. Maybe you want to take initiative with people related to that house? Examples:
3rd House: people in your environment, and your extended family.
5th House: children and creative partners, incl. lovers.
9th House: people from abroad, and people with whom you study together…

In its journey through LIBRA, MARS will go into square with PLUTO in CAP, on Nov 19, which can be a time of conflict between personal assertion of ego forces and Higher Power that follows Natural Laws,  esp. when it comes to decision making, and in relationships.

MARS in LIBRA will also go into opposition with URANUS retro in ARIES, on Dec 1, a dilemma between wanting to be in harmonious relationship with others yet needing to be free to be authentic. Can both qualities be reconciled?

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

 

 

 

* SAG New Moon (Dec 11) with ‘Entourage’ – OpportUnity in the Turbulence, and a New Way of Living *

11 Dec

Lots of transitions, movements, charged energy – can you feel it?

How have you been navigating in the currents, since the last Full Moon, and SATURN – NEPTUNE square (exact on Nov 26, one of the main influences at the end of 2015, and we’ll see more of it in Spring and Summer 2016)?

Let’s acknowledge that the old ways and beliefs (SATURN in SAG) aren’t a reliable compass or planning tool anymore, in a world that is so fluid and interconnected (NEPTUNE in PI). The SAG SUN has passed SATURN (a yearly event) on Nov 29, and since then a lot could have opened up and released into a wider perspective.
Breaking News:

MARS in LIBRA opposite URANUS in ARIES today Dec 10 links into the T-Square with PLUTO in CAP which we will see until end of Jan 2016 (with LILITH replacing MARS by then – Nature IS about balance).

Maybe you have experienced a dilemma between autonomy / responding to the call of the moment (AR), and honouring agreements (LI)?

Maybe  you were reminded of traumatic events from 2012 – Spring 2015 (when URANUS and PLUTO squared up 7 times)?

Maybe you literally had disruptive sleep recently?

In any case, this combo is a wake-up call to pursue balance and harmony, fairness and right relationship.

Maybe something in your life has gotten out of proportion, and very imbalanced? Maybe your body shows you which side (right – masculine, left – feminine) is ‘overstretched’.

 

Earth & Moon

Globally, this is a huge wake-up call (together with MARS square PLUTO on Dec 6), to do something urgent and important of long term impact together NOW.

Naturally, COP 21 in Paris which comes to a conclusion today is linked into this alignment.

While the negotiators in session discuss agreements (MARS in LI) people in the street stand up for more radical solutions – UR in AR (with police interventions… more PLU in CAP).

May MARS in LI (followed and backed-up by LILITH!) kick the negotiators at the COP negotiations into right action, to find not only agreement, but win-win synergies and partnership in implementing what will be decided – which isn’t an easy job yet should be a mandatory priority (CAP), in my opinion.

Powerful images from Space http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en/message-de-la-station-spatiale-internationale-ne-laissez-pas-passer-cette-occasion/ – Astronauts send an urging message to the COP negotiators, not to let this opportunity (which could be our last) pass, to do everything to protect our fragile Earth atmosphere, and help Planet Earth to support life. One Earth, One Chance…

 

Quite a lot  going on in the AstroSphere, that the upcoming SAG New Moon catalyzes:

– Cardinal T-Square to PLUTO in CAP – will continue throughout January.

– Mutable T-Square from the Lunar Nodes to SAG NEW MOON as Apex!

– SAG SUN and MOON in Fire Trine with URANUS in AR.

– VENUS in SCO trine NEPTUNE in PI.

 

 

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Photo: Wild Waters and Solar Blessings – Photo by Melanie (Dec 10, 2015) Such an invigorating wind – water walk, ‘just-in-time’ between rain storms… Yep, walks in nature definitely bring me balance and deep joy.

 

What a ‘turbulent’ New Moon energy (and literally storm after storm here on the West Coast) – what a World-in-Change!

If you follow my FB page posts, came to our groups, or looked up the alignments yourself, you would have noticed the Cardinal T-Square that has been in action over the last week, with MARS in LI, first squaring PLUTO in CAP on Dec 6, and then opposing URANUS retro / stationary in AR today Dec 10.
MARS in LI re-charges the epochal URANUS – PLUTO Square that we experienced from 2012 – 2015 (7 exact alignments). We all need to BE the warriors of Peace, Balance, Fairness. These themes get our mojo going, and shall motivate us to make responsible new choices and new alliances with others, for the greater good of All.

What could bring more balance and harmony into your life – that would likely benefit everyone around you too?

The destructive, unsustainable ways of how the colonial, industrial world and life style have been treating resources (intensely brought to light during the PLUTO in CAP years, 2008 – 2023) has to radically change. Innovative, revolutionary new beginnings (UR in AR, since 2011, until 2018) are pressing up against the outdated, oppressive, abusive old ‘operating systems’.

 

 

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Single-Handed, Charles Marion Russell 1912. The painting shows a Northwest Mounted Police officer attempting to arrest a defiant warrior at a Blood camp, probably in Alberta or Saskatchewan. From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackfoot_Confederacy

 

A video gift came from my friend M. after our Pluto Biography meeting (a group of us has been meeting every 2 – 3 weeks, to explore the process with Pluto in our lives) on Monday. I feel compelled to share with you – well worth watching. I learned a lot about indigenous culture and the notion for decolonization.

M. says, “I am attaching a video of a presentation by Mohawk leader Taiake Alfred. Taiake is a professor at UVic. When Melanie spoke of decolonization, I recalled this powerful video and how, when I watched it, I realized that the collective decolonization process of an oppressed community or nation is the same as the internal process of an individual’s awakening and becoming whole (individuation).

Here is the link:  https://youtube.com/watch?v=8ZfGAqdIJmE  (From Noble Savage to Righteous Warrior)”. 

 

The cardinal T-square to PLUTO that brings now the URANUS – PLUTO square (from 2012 – Spring 2015) back will continue throughout January 2016!
Why? It will get activated by MERCURY which will meet PLUTO 3 times, plus LILITH in LI will also step in.

Here is the SAG New Moon chart, with this cardinal T-square to PLUTO, and all else that shows up with the New Moon.

The SAG New Moon will be exact on Fri Dec 11 at 2:29 am PST.

SAG NM 2015 

  • Mutable T-Square forming on Dec 9, 11, and 18, with SAG NEW MOON as Apex!

Yep, the SAG New Moon also serves as an outlet for the tension between JUPITER / North Node in VI, and CHIRON / South Node in PI.

The Nodal axis calls for an energetic ‘outbreath’ of used-up, low grade PI / CHIRON energy:
‘Going under’ in the ‘ocean of overwhelm’, feeling energetically too open and sensitive, picking a lot up (without being able to release it), weak and victimized, using addiction as escapism…

And an ‘in breath’ from VI with JUPITER: Clearing, discerning, organizing, cleaning up the mess, offering service where one could otherwise be overwhelmed through passive empathy.

The New Moon in SAG asks: Where can this go? What makes most sense here? Accessing the heart of wisdom.
More about it below, in the discussion of the Sabian Symbol…

The Mutable T-Square affects you strongly if your birthday is this or next week, or mid-March, June, or Sept., or if you have the Moon or planets in mid to late GEM, VI, SAG, or PI.

 

  • SAG SUN and MOON in Fire Trine with URANUS in AR (exact Dec 8 & 10).

Well, yeah, the SAG New Moon also receives support from UR in fiery ARIES. UR is presently a focal point also, since it’s getting ready for its ‘U-Turn’ from retro to direct, on Christmas Day(!). Let’s try out something new altogether, come from innocent courage, and shoot from the heart! Which might mean: change course to stay authentic. Be in the NOW.
I’ve been experiencing lots of those refreshing impulses yesterday already, since the MOON entered SAG.

 

  • VENUS in SCO trine NEPTUNE in PI – exact today, Dec 10.

A beautiful opportunity, to dive into deeper spaces that are usually hidden, covered, repressed, or maybe too painful and shameful to face, to find the love in those ‘ugly places’, and discover the unifying force that is… all that is.

 

 

* Sabian Symbol: A New Way of Living

The New Moon will fall on 19°02 SAG – so let’s look at the Sabian ‘oracle’ for 19° (rather than at the next degree, as usually done):

19° SAGITTARIUS:

“PELICANS MENACED BY THE BEHAVIOUR AND REFUSE OF MEN SEEK SAFER AREAS FOR BRINGING UP THEIR YOUNG.

Pelican with Young (Spot Billed)

Spot-billed Pelican with Chicks (from Wiki)

 

Keynote:

The need for people concerned with the future to discover a new way of living and more wholesome surroundings.

The evident reason for using ‘pelicans’ at this stage of the cyclic process is that tradition tells us that these birds are so concerned with their young that they give their own blood and flesh to feed their progeny. Whether this is fact or symbol, the meaning of this picture refers to a situation  that lately has acquired great urgency. Our technological society is polluting not only our global environment, but the mind and feeling-responses of new generations as well. The search for a new way of life is seen by many people to be imperative.

In this … symbol we are told that humanity’s survival has become a matter of extreme importance. Whole animal species may be destroyed by our civilization; mankind itself is in danger. Going to distant planets is hardly the answer. A generation may have to sacrifice itself for the sake of its descendants.”

 

Wow – this interpretation of the Sabian Symbols, written by Dane Rudhyar, was published in 1973 – 42 years ago!
Very prophetic and oh so relevant now, esp. with the refugee crisis, and the timeliness of the New Moon at the conclusion of the Climate Conference in Paris (COP). The symbol actually shows us how the refugees fleeing from a war zone, and the notion for the industrialized world to get out of a destructive obsession have things in common.

Indeed, we need to discover (SAG) and (since alternatives are already available) even more so, implement (CAP):
A New Way of Living.