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MARS now in SAG (Jan 26 – March 17): Itinerary for the Journey

27 Jan

Yayyy!
MARS ‘made it’ over the ‘Phoenix Point’ (check out this apropos post) –
Coming out from the depths of SCORPIO, arising into the heights of SAG, on Jan 26!

Fiery energy wants to arise now that’s excellent for motivation, enthusiasm, literally travelling, shooting from the Heart, being in your Truth, and aiming high!

MARS gets your inner SAG going, and fired UP!
Got your SUN, MOON, AC, Nodes, or Planets in SAG? These sides / Archetypes in you get a boost of energy over the next weeks!
Even if you don’t have ‘anything there, SAG occupies a certain House in your chart. This area of life gets lit up now; action & movement are ON.


Examples: 

SAG in your 7th House of Partners / Partnerships: Do something fun, heart-ful, and adventurous with your partner, and important people in your life. 
SAG in your 2nd House: Promote your business, finally get that website out, and move yer body!

With SAG, just say YES, and go for it – if the Spirit calls you! It’s called adventure…. Are you motivated to move – freely and spaciously? Time to get going!
Also note that NO PLANETS are RETRO until March 8 – clearly a time to catch the momentum.

MARS now in SAG energizes literally walking, hiking, journeys, and all sorts of sports esp. where legs and eye sight (which SAG the Centaur Archer rules) are crucial.

 

MERCURY was recently retro in SAG (Dec 2 – 22, 2017, with ‘stormy’ times before and after). Where communication went astray MARS now in SAG showsopportunities and brings motivation to get things going in a new way or direction, after having seen the bigger picture.

Also, MARS is in SAG for the first time since 2016 (when it even went retro in SAG, back to SCO – any connections to then?
And MARS is in SAG the first time after SATURN gave us SAG lessons (2015 – 2017), which helps with moving forward where there’s been ‘Fear of Flying’, or holding back from moving forward for reasons that are only now seen.

 

MERCURY was recently retro in SAG (Dec 2 – 22, 2017, with ‘stormy’ times before and after). Where communication went astray / nowhere MARS now in SAG shows an opportunities and motivation to get things going in a new way or direction, after having seen the bigger picture.

Also, MARS in SAG for the first time since 2016 (when it even went retro in SAG – SCO), after SATURN in SAG (2015 – 2017) helps with moving forward where there’s been ‘Fear of Flying’.

Funny – I realized the other day that the matches I’ve been using all along  have a ‘Phoenix’ image – Red Bird!
Goes to show / confirms:
Sometimes, it takes a little ‘synchronicity nudge’ to see with fresh eyes what’s always been there (also very SAG!)! 

SAG is an intuitive energy – if lit up by Spirit!

A moving & uplifting story teller, motivator, and heart-to-heart connector. One who starts a movement…

Jupiter Rules Sagittarius.
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

Just as the SAG Centaur-Archer pulls the arrow first back to the Heart before aiming and shooting / releasing(!) it, let your Heart and Inner Light (see the Hermit with the lantern in the picture?) be ignited, and let they lead your direction!

BE in your Truth, let the Truth set you FREE, and move with your Truth and Trust!

BE in your Truth, let the Truth set you FREE, and move with your Truth and Trust!

Maybe literally travel or initiate a journey – don’t ‘over plan’ though! -, and have something to look forward to. Go on a pilgrimage, or ‘simply’ move the energy, to free up what might have been stuck, over the Fall and early Winter – or maybe for a long time….

SAG is fun and inspiring – if it doesn’t get too dogmatic about their truth, and stays really open-minded and generous…

My mom in Germany told me on the phone last weekend that the Carnival is in full swing there, with lots ofcomedians giving satire speeches and doing spoofs about politicians and celebrities. Intentional ‘fake news’ with a purpose. A modern version of the medieval Jester – King tradition.
Which is also an AQ – LEO dynamic!
The Court Jester, well aware of what people / commoners were thinking and talking about, was the one conveying the voice of the people to the king, and letting him face ‘the mirror’.
A regulatory function we could use more of these days – with ‘kings’ who have a good sense of humour, and see the value and importance of listening to wise Jesters.

 

Mars (Hubble Space Telescope)

So, let’s check into the 

Itinerary for MARS in SAG (Jan 26 – March 13, 2018)

Jan 26:
MARS entered SAG (until March 17).

Soaring in new Freedom like an Eagle! Follow your Vision!

Jan 30:
The MOON in LEO (before Fullness / Total Lunar Eclipse on Jan 31) in Fire Trine with MARS in SAG.
Fired-up and inspired – aim & relate from the Heart, be playful, have FUN!

Feb 16 / 17:
MARS in SAG in Square with the MOON (after the New Moon / Partial Solar Eclipse in AQ on Feb 15) and NEPTUNE in PI.
Move and be moved and connected, in freedom and flow (sounds like surfing to me 🙂 ). And if you feel hurt, how can you let go and release – with love, and compassion – uplevelling your experience too…

Feb 25 / 28:
MARS in SAG in Square with VENUS and MERCURY in PI.
Follow the momentum, and attract in the field of love. Take it easy on agendas and righteousness (yours, theirs), and dance with what-IS.’

March 11: 
MARS in SAG in Fire Trine with URANUS in (MARS ruled) ARIES.
Be the inspired Activist and Innovator! Where could you actualize this potential your life?

March 13 / 14:
MARS in late SAG (the Galactic Centre) – just before entering CAP – in square with CHIRON in late PI.
Discover the Teaching, and find the Medicine that moves you, from your Inner Deep Space.

 

Blessings for the Inner and Outer Rebirth-into-Freedom, and into Spring!

© Melanie Lichtinger 2018

 

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MARS Finale in SCO this Week, before it Crosses the ‘Phoenix Point’ and Rises in SAG (Jan 26 – March 17): Upwards-Onwards we GO!

16 Jan

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MARS, presently at the ‘tail end’ of SCO, will cross over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG on Jan 26 – Yayyyy!

First things first:
MARS is presently at the ‘tail end’ of SCORPIO, with a ‘finale’ this week, as it goes into quincunx with URANUS in late ARIES (the sign MARS rules), on Jan 17, and into deep Water trine with CHIRON in late PISCES on Jan 18:

How can transformation of hidden, sticky, repressed core ‘stuff’ that could have been exposed and ‘seen’ with MARS / JUPITER in early Jan now move and process, through a liberating fresh approach, in ‘baby steps’?
And how can you relax and receive and heal from that place?

Lots of burning and purging has been going on, on deep inner levels for us personally, and big time on collective levels too, since MARS entered SCO, on Dec 9, 2017…
The purge was super boosted round the time when MARS and JUPITER joined forces in SCO, on Jan 6.

MARS in SCO also catalyzed the big PLUTO purge, since PLUTO rules SCO, and PLUTO is also the transpersonal version of MARS (higher power vs. personal power and assertion).
So, we already had our share, and hopefully used the intensity wisely. Maybe it takes some time to process and integrate what’s been going on. JUPITER in SCO until Nov 8 certainly helps with this.

Have you noticed more energetic support in flushing out what came up, and needs to be eliminated and transformed, since MARS is now at the end of SCO (since mid-January), and will go into trine with CHIRON this week?

What’s been ‘poking and provoking’ us, even though it could have created conflict, and might feel fierce, is actually also good medicine for transformation and empowerment.

What’s next?

As MARS crosses over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCORPIO to SAG, on Jan 26, let its fiery energy burn off what you’re not, and give you a boost into rebirth! 

What needs to be purged in your life, esp. in the area related to the house where SCO / SAG is in your chart?
Maybe you have Planets, Sun, Moon, or AC there?
Be in touch, if you could use supportive pointers, or an Astro Boost!

Once MARS will be in SAG, a fiery energy comes into the system that’s excellent for motivation, enthusiasm, literally travelling, shooting from the Heart, being in your Truth, and aiming high.

Just watch for the shadow expressions of turning your fight for a cause into an argumentative and righteous endeavor / mission.
Yes, you’ve come through a lot, and you know now…
Yet, not everyone understands, and is on the same page…

Blessings for the Inner Magical Alchemy and Rebirth – into Spring!

 

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2018

 

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* MARS Across the ‘Phoenix Point’ (Aug 2) * Freedom to Rise!

2 Aug

Do you feel the energy shifting and lifting?

MARS crossed the ‘Phoenix Point’ and entered SAG, just 3 hrs before the LEO NEW MOON , with MARS already in SAG!

 

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We Rise Again!

The MARTIAN impulse to move THROUGH, up, and out, into the Light, has been strong over the last while. Sooo much has been provoked and stirred up that’s usually hidden, under the ‘radar’, or in our ‘closet’ and keeps us stuck and disempowered: Resentment, shame, repressed anger… MARS actually helped, with deep emotional agitation to get things unstuck. Always important in the SCO domain, to process all the way through! Sometimes a provocation and ‘detox’ is actually ‘good medicine’, at least in hindsight…

  • What has the ‘Inner Warrior’ in you been processing, esp. in the Astro realm of SCO (house, planets, Sun, Moon?) in Your life, in the last 7 months, since MARS first entered SCO, on Jan 3?
  • How did deep, old anger (MARS retro in SCO, mid-April to end of June) transform?
  • What’s the passion, the magic, and the power that came through in the process?
  • What seemed dead and is resurrected now?
  • How has Spirit ignited you to be on your journey? Maybe you’re already embarking on a new kind of journey, or a seed is planted – with the New Moon!

 

Just one more ‘Initiation’ challenge for MARS to tackle – in 3 weeks (exact Aug 24) it will pass SATURN which will in the meantime (Aug 13) also move out of retro to direct (see SATURN feature below) – catalyzed by the next Full Moon on Aug 18:
Old limiting beliefs and ‘stories’ (SATURN retro in SAG) are being SEEN (SAG) and acknowledged (SATURN), for having served their purpose. Been there, done that. No more need to revisit, if the pattern / conditioning (probably over the SATURN retro time more and more obvious) instilled a fear in us, and has been holding us back from moving forward and upward in true freedom.

An intentional closure ritual would be a great way of boding farewell to SATURN’s old ways in us.

A week after SATURN’s turnaround, MARS passes that ‘old truck’, and the path and vision will be even more FREE.

 

Apropos FREEDOM:

* URANUS in ARIES turned retro on July 29 (until Dec 29):

 Buddha_Blessing

Liberation from Within.

 

The URANIAN Turnaround (twice a year, from retro to direct – recently end of December, and from direct to retro – recently in July) is a stand-still and ‘gear shift’ in a collective (outer) and transpersonal (inner) way.

URANUS went direct on Christmas Day, Dec 25, 2015. Lots of external, collectively experienced explosive, shocking wake-up calls since then (literally explosions in airports, attacks, shootings, bombings, Brexit surprise, shocking deaths of idols David Bowie and Prince….).

Now we are shifting from primarily outward experiences with URANUS to inner ‘revolution’ and awakening.

Not to say there’s a guarantee for calm waters ‘out in the world’ but the theme is more internalized. It is also an integration of the effects from ‘external URANUS’.

The more we dedicate our energy towards embracing URANian Liberation from within the better aligned we are.

 
You’re FREE. Have always been.

But maybe NOW is the time to fully wake up to it (URANUS) and move from there (MARS in SAG).

MARS in SAG will go into Spirited FIRE Trine with URANUS in ARIES (which is ruled by MARS) on Sept 17. A gift of freedom-in-motion, and motivation to renew from within.

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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* MARS in SAG goes Retro on Apr 17 (until June 29) back into and out of SCO: RE-covering the Magical Masculine in the Deep Alchemy!

13 Apr

It’s rare (every 2 years). It’s coming:
MARS will go RETROgrade from 9° SAG, on Apr 17 (all the way back to 23° SCO, until June 29).
Sooo, MARS stops and goes from Earth perspective backwards, just before passing SATURN (which will only happen way after the retro phase, on Aug 24).
And: MARS will cross over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SAG into SCO, in ‘reverse gear’, on May 27, and in forward gear again over the ‘Phoenix Point’ on Aug 2.
Quite the arc, quite the journey.

 

Vitruvian Man, by Leonardo da Vinci

 

MARS goes retro every two years, in sequence of the signs of the Zodiac.
The last MARS retro phase happened (in LIBRA) from March – May 2014, and the previous one from end of Jan – Apr 2012 in VIRGO.
Remember your experiences during those phases?

  • Do ‘men from the past’, and ‘unresolved battles from the past’ appear during MARS RETRO?
  • And what’s with MARS’s ‘unfinished business’, back in SCO?
  • In what ways is the masculine, assertive Warrior Archetype going ‘inwards-backwards’? 
  • What does that mean for US, and how can we hone this energy best?

It’s a magical zone there from SCO to SAG, where hidden and covered treasures and truths are coming to the light. However, with MARS going from SAG back into SCO (during its retro phase, on May 27) we have to change the story we are telling ourselves, and what we believe into existence (SAG where SATURN also sits), and ‘dip in’ again into SCO for deeper processing, before our passion re-emerges into the light as MARS finally enters SAG ‘for good’, on Aug 2.
MARS retro takes us to deeper processes to meet what’s usually covered and unseen, what we cover up or hide (for worse or better – the shameful and the inner magical power). 
An Odyssey? A dark-sea journey? A magical mystery tour? 
How can our inner connection with MARS take us all the way through, so that the Truth shall set us FREE, and we are strengthened and energized from within to pursue what we deeply love (rather than – lower Martian vibrations – going after ego based desires).

What does the MARS ARCHETYPE represent – for YOU?

  • Basic instincts and primal drives that bring us to a ‘fight or flight’ mode, survival instinct, our approach to conflict and competition, how we go after things, pursue people, and get what we want. In our intentional MARS Retro workshop circle on Apr 14, we will explore that assertive and possibly aggressive side in us. MARS is also considered the ego planet. MARS rules teeth and ‘claws’ and sex organs that take care of individual and species survival (of the fittest).
  • The area MARS occupies in our chart shows what we are geared to pursue with passion, where we want to be first and ‘alpha’, or otherwise tend to fight (because we might feel attacked), but also where our ego can come out very strongly.
  •  The sign MARS is in shows us our personal style of assertion, with AR, SCO, and CAP being naturally ‘Martian’, while CAN, TAU, and LI have to come up with their own unique ways of asserting, without falling into certain traps.
  • Through alignments with other planetary Archetypes, MARS stimulates other ‘inner players’ (e.g. if it’s the MOON: feelings and needs, if it’s SATURN: our discipline, authority, work attitude, etc.).

What about SEX?
Sexual desires and pursuits are MARS’s domain as well, complementary to VENUS’s erotic, charming, attractive and seductive gifts… MARS is the animal force, pure libido, while VENUS magnetically attracts.

The EGO?
Yes, MARS is the Archetype that also represents the personal ego. Important to develop a healthy ego in adolescence, yet running life on ego isn’t the point.
MARS retro dismantles the inauthentic ego (which might feel ‘impotent’), and helps with regaining authentic inner agency.

Drives and ENERGY level?
Yes, MARS represents a healthy life force, that inner motor and zest for life and the motivation and ‘kick’ / ‘itch’ to go after something (incl. hitting on somebody)… yet possibly turns into (auto)aggression and violence when a healthy outlet has been frustrated.

So, what do women and men want (in life and from each other)?

And what’s the ‘higher’ (or rather ‘deeper’) ‘octave’ and transpersonal level of MARS?
Well, PLUTO!
While MARS represents personal willpower and energy, PLUTO represents Higher Power and Evolution.
And hey, PLUTO at 17°29 CAP will go retro only one day after MARS, on Apr 18 (yearly in Apr.), until Sept 26.
In CAP we are called to ‘dig’ into Inner Resources, meet the Inner Elder, discover Inner Timelessness.

 

MARS RETRO in SAG – SCO & PLUTO RETRO in CAP reminds me also of “The Way of the Superior Man” by David Deida.
His book from 1997 was ground-breaking in the men’s movement of recent. In a presentation (excerpt here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dih8qLbEM8) he intriguingly addresses 3 levels of masculinity:

  1. Grow for your own sake – I’d call it “Personal MARS”.
  2. Share and cooperate – “Interpersonal MARS”.
  3. Realize that everything is only change. Come to terms with death of everything which doesn’t stop the Superior Man from giving – he IS the giving. Feel your deepest purpose. – “Transpersonal MARS.”

 

MARS Retro 2016

Here is the chart for the MARS Station / Retrograde. Check out the T-Square to MARS (a square has per se also a MARS undertone) – calling for release of tension / pressure through MARS at its turning point in SAG… What does the arrow point us to? What’s the meaning of the turning point and onset of the inner journey?

For more divinational insight, let’s bring the SABIAN SYMBOL for the Turning Point degree into the picture – so cool (or shall I say hot?):

8° SAG: “WITHIN THE DEPTHS OF THE EARTH NEW ELEMENTS ARE BEING FORMED.

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Volcanic Rocks with Reddish Lichen (Image from Wiki)

Keynote: The alchemical fire which both purifies and transforms the very substance of man’s inner life.

Forces are at work in the deepest layers of the psyche which in their own way respond to the outer stimulation produced by a strong involvement in group ambitions and emotions, and even more by the powerful tensions and releases of love. An alchemical process goes on, usually unnoticed by the conscious ego, until it becomes obvious that a kind of mutation has taken place and a new level of awareness and of responses to life has been reached.

At this stage, we deal with both the basic rhythm of growth of the human being and the reaction to more individualized experiences which aroused the emotions. The very substance of the person’s nature undergoes modifications, on the basis if which  a new step may be taken, The symbol draws our attention to the inner changes. We have to become aware of them. What is implied is a kind of PSYCHIC GESTATION.”

 

Another amazingly synchronous and very apropos symbol, for MARS retro – all the way to late SCO! Couldn’t hide it from you! 🙂
So how do we encounter and integrate the Inner MAGICAL and naturally empowered MASCULINE, and allow for deep alchemical changes to personal desires, as Men or Women, during the MARS RETRO phase this Spring, and beyond???

 

In our intentional alignment Workshop Circle 

* Recovering the Magical Masculine * MARS Retro in SAG – SCO – SAG in Spring 2016

on THU Apr 14, 7:14 – 10 pm

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… we shall be straight-forward, as we tune in and align with the highest, or shall I say (SCO) deepest potential of this bi-yearly RETRO phase of MARS.

Men and Women welcome!
Super crucial if you have planets, AC, Sun, Moon round the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO to SAG.

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

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* MARS in SCO crosses over to SAG on March 5: Phoenician Fire Boost for Re-Birth

4 Mar

Lots of burning has been going on already, on deep psychological levels, since MARS entered SCO, on Jan 3…

MARS also catalyzed the big PLUTO purge in Jan / early Feb since PLUTO rules SCO, and is also the transpersonal version of MARS (higher power vs. personal power and assertion). So, we already had our share, and hopefully used the intensity wisely. Maybe it takes some time to process and integrate what’s been going on (so much at once).

Have you noticed more energetic support in flushing out what needs to be eliminated and transformed, since MARS is now at the end of SCO (since mid-Feb)?

What’s been ‘poking and provoking’ us, even though it might feel fierce, is actually also good medicine for transformation and empowerment.

What’s next?

 

Phoenix

As MARS crosses over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO to SAG, tomorrow March 5, let its fiery energy burn off what you’re not, and give you a boost into rebirth! What needs to be purged in your life, esp. in the area related to the house where SCO / SAG is???

Also, MERCURY will enter PI tomorrow March 5! Before that, MERCURY on the AQ – PI cusp with square MARS on the SCO – SAG cusp!
Let’s speak freely, and even taboos must come to the open, to transform on the pyre.

 

How long will MARS be in SAG?

Good question, since (you might have heard about it), MARS will go retro this Spring, from 9° SAG (on Apr 17) back to 23° SCO, on June 29. So there will be more SCO revisiting via MARS, from May 27 to Aug 2 (which will be also the LEO NEW MOON). In other words, MARS will cruise around the ‘Phoenix Point’ for quite a while this Spring and Summer.

More about that here on this Astro~News channel, before its retro journey, and we’ll also have a Transit Parlour for it. In personal sessions, we are already addressing it, wherever relevant for my clients.

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

 

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