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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 in SCORPIO meets JUPITER on Jan 6, and both will be in sextile with SUN / VENUS / PLUTO in CAP on Jan 8/9: Diving into the Alchemy!

5 Jan

MARS and JUPITER are very close to each other now, and will be exactly aligned tomorrow Jan 6 – every 2 years!

It all happens in deep and mysterious  SCORPIO (which MARS likes, and ‘used to’ rule, before PLUTO came along, and claimed its underworld domain – MARS is still co-ruler).

MARS / JUPITER give a lot of energy, esp. for ‘bravely’ diving into depth, intimacy, inner processing, research, and anything that benefits from change through going to the core of things.

Furthermore, on Jan 8 / 9, VENUS will align with the SUN and PLUTO in CAP, and the trio will go into sextile with MARS / JUPITER in SCO!
Life on Earth is magical – just a matter of seeing and appreciating it. The gifts of Nature are bountiful, and she ‘straightens us out’ in a good way 🙂

Blessings for the Inner Magical Alchemy!

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2018

 

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MARS in SCO (Dec 9 – Jan 26): Intense Stirring, Clearing, and Spiritual Mobilization.

9 Dec

 

Misty Beach Creatures – Photo by Melanie, 2014

 

MARS made its magical move into SCORPIO tonight, Dec 9 (where it will stir things up until Jan 26), while here in Victoria – somewhat unusually – mystical fog was crawling in (“Moisture trapped under a temperature inversion, resulting in extensive areas of dense fog”, says the weather station)…

MARS’s crossing over the ‘Tipping Point’ from LIBRA to SCO can be quite a catalyst for shifts and changes we’ve been waiting for.

MARS is actually better placed in SCO than in LI where it’s been hanging out since Oct 22, while aiming for negotiation was often frustrated, since the negotiators could have been too much ‘in for themselves’, or, on a personal level, one’s ego could have been too involved in decision making and choosing, or one could have invested a lot of energy in a dilemma between self assertion. vs. doing it ‘for them’.

With MARS in SCO what’s coming out and up now for processing (SO much, with JUPITER in SCO, since Oct 10!) can move us deeply, and gets things moving!

Which can be somewhat a roller coaster of grief, anger, deep love that turns into obsession, attachment and control, jealousy, betrayal, resentment, regret, shame… all those feelings that are otherwise hidden and ‘under wraps’. 

Uhhh, MARS in SCO is one of the parcels under the astrological Christmas Tree?!
Just like in a good fairy-tale, and in inner psychological processes, all the characters have their place, no-one is banned from the party…
SCORPIO stirs up and scrubs the bottom of the pot, can bring us to our knees, and into deep psychological layers that we usually avoid.
The Soul has its way with us…
I.o.w., MARS in SCO can be a spiritual mobilization. 

Way to (let?) go, and transform separative and (self) destructive ego drives into freer ways of being – esp. with the Christmas Trine to NEPTUNE in PI which is building up to be exact on Dec 27.
 On Jan 6, MARS will pass the Big One – JUPITER in SCO – hopefully there’ll be lots of inner clearing and societal transformation for the better by then!
In the first week of Jan
, MARS in SCO will be also in T-square with the Nodal Axis (North Node in LEO, South Node in AQ), a dramatic push for showing ourselves more fully, rather than ‘watching the show’, in a disengaged, dissociated way.
Live Live Lovingly and Passionately!

Then, on Jan 8, MARS in SCO makes a sextile to its ‘higher octave’ / transpersonal version PLUTO (ruler of SCO) nowa-years in CAP, favouring regeneration and working with time and natural forces in a transformational way – rather than being on a collective suicide mission. 

Finally, MARS in SCO will go into quincunx with stationary URANUS (in the MARS sign ARIES), on Jan 17, and into Water Trine with CHIRON in PI on Jan 18.
Can we show up in new raw and somewhat ‘scary’ but healing ways, as we create more intimacy and depth?

 

Blessings to all of us for a magical and passionately transformational Finale of 2017, with MARS in SCO, and all the other ‘Cosmic Players’!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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.

  • Are you in a challenging transition or transformational crisis?
  • Are you looking for perspective at a crossroad or dilemma, and for empowered choices?

I welcome you to meet and explore with the invaluable and timeless tools of astrology, and to access your own wisdom source in the process.

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.
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Illuminating GEMINI – SAG Full Moon (Dec 3) with Neptune: Heart Language Connects in the ONE.

2 Dec

The last FULL MOON of 2017 it is – the New Year’s Full Moon will be exactly on Jan 1 in the Americas / on Jan 2 in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia!
And a SUPER Moon it is – the only one of 2017, appearing (if we see her) 14% larger and 30% brighter than a ‘regular’ Full Moon – and activating our emotional body much stronger too. 
Super Moon happens when a Full Moon approximately coincides with the Moon’s perigee – the point in her orbit at which the Moon is closest to Earth.

Just to clarify – MERCURY retro coming up…. as it says in the Space.com article above, the Full Moon will be in the astronomical constellation of TAURUS – occulting / ‘eclipsing’ even the ‘Eye of the Bull’ Star Aldebaran.

Silvery Eye in the Sky – Photo by Melanie Dec 2, 2017

Here’s a beautiful description of the esoteric meaning of Aldebaran, from Souled-Out:

“In the sign of Taurus, when desire is transmuted into aspiration, darkness gives place to light and illumination. The eye of the Bull, the spiritual Third Eye, or the “single eye” of the New Testament, is opened.
“If thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light,” said the Christ (Matthew 6:22). This single eye takes the place of the two eyes of the personal self. As the attention of humanity becomes focused upon spiritual attainment, we tread the Way of Revelation.

Life is filled with revelation. The entire evolutionary process is essentially nothing but a growing revelation. The two concepts Evolution and Revelation go together. As we evolve, we perceive more than we ever knew was existent or perceptible, yet we are only perceiving what has always been there. The Way of Revelation is through the discovering and discarding of our own limitations.

Revelation, as defined by The Dictionary of Scripture and Myth, is a “symbolic communication from the higher nature to the lower, imparting truths of the invisible universe and the soul. As revelation does not and can not arise from the lower nature, it is self-evident that the lower or objective mind of man does not compose the revelation, but is merely the receptive vessel into which the Divine message is poured.”

Me, Melanie, coming in again:
What Souled-Out describes is so beautifully apropos the T-Square of the FULL MOON in GEM – SAG, square NEPTUNE in PISCES (see chart below)
Just to clarify again: Yes, astrologically (with the tropical Zodiac) the Full Moon is at 11°40′ GEMINI – SAG (the Sun is in SAG the solar month before Winter Solstice).

While the rather scientific GEMINI side of the Full Moon ‘equation’ is interested in facts and figures of the SuperMoon, and why it occults the Eye of the Bull yet is in Gemini, the SAG side wonders:
What does this Full Moon mean?
And NEPTUNE in PISCES shows our awe and mesmerizing wonder at the inconceivably miraculous, and points to the ONE, beyond this and that, polarization and controversy – the field beyond right and wrong-doing, as the much-loved Sufi poet Rumi would call it.

With the SUN now in fiery SAG – the Inner Light has been (re)ignited, after our deep scorpionic Journey, and moves forward / upward-onward, in trust and anticipated gratitude for the outer daylight returning after Winter Solstice.

May the GEMINI Super-Full MOON with the SAG SUN, and NEPTUNE in PISCES help us being single-Eye focused, and speak the Heart (SAG) Language (GEM) that transcends duality, and brings us back into the Truth of ONEness!

 

Once again, I was inspired to create a

Voyager Tarot Spread over the Full Moon Chart 

…as it happens also in private consultations – which always brings enriching and illustrative pointers, this time also enhanced by a Goddess card (Susan Boulet deck) for the SuperMOON Goddess.
Voila:

 

Super Full Moon in GEM – SAG Chart,  with Voyager & Goddess Spread – Photo by Melanie

 

Amazing what showed up:

  • For the SUN in SAG (close to VENUS – just entered SAG yesterday Dec 2, and MERCURY about to go retro Dec 2/3 – 22, plus SATURN, still in SAG) the card Nine of Cups – Fulfillment:  Celebrating the harvest, symbolized by wine from grapes, nectar from fruit, and flowers from seeds, and realizing the inner riches (pearls), with a feeling of abundance – time to enjoy the fruits of our work, honour our success, and be in an attitude of gratitude. Perspective matters, as SAG knows: The glasses are more than half-full – when we SEE it that way. And an inner sense of abundance makes for Heart-generosity.
  • For the MOON in GEM the Woman of Crystals – Guardian made her appearance:
    Again very apropos, not only since it’s a feminine quality but also since Crystals relate to the Mind – as GEMINI does, and MERCURY its ruling Planet, which goes retro on this eve of the Full Moon!
    This Priestess-Woman with the blue Sapphire Third Eye
    (see esoteric meaning of Aldebaran above!!!) and the calm, meditative gaze isn’t distracted (which MERCURY / GEMINI easily can be, given the insatiable interest in the ’10 000 things’ as Buddhists would call it, esp. in our information age!) by all the ‘shiny objects’, crystals,  and glitter around her. She focuses on the one diamond held in the hand-mudra, hence guards and protects her mind, and her priestess-intention. A beautiful blend of GEMINI MOON and  focused, intentional SAG SUN!
  •  More pointers for the Full Moon come from the Goddess card with the mask – it’s HEL.
    A Norse underworld / otherworld mother goddess. Northern shamans visit her realm, they put on a helkappe – a magical mask (sometimes hel-met) that renders them invisible. Hel is an embodiment of the divine mystery, a challenge to look behind the mask of appearances – to see things as they really are.
    So apropos the SuperMOON square NEPTUNE in PISCES!
    And reminds me also of a German fairy-tale I grew up with: The heavenly Frau Holle – when she shakes out the beds it snows on Earth…
  • And lastly – for NEPTUNE in PISCES: The Ace of Wands – Illumination!
    Flashes of insight – touching upon the Truth. So related to the illuminating Third Eye / Bull’s Eye – which also relates to late SAG where SATURN / MERCURY are: The Galactic Centre.
    SEEing beyond surface reality. Breakthrough revelations that create transformation. 
    NEPTUNE on PISCES shows where our illusions are – once the veil is lifted the Unifying Truth is being revealed.

The card spread itself is unifying, since the cards all relate almost interchangeably to each others; themes and to the whole, bringing the Illuminating Full Moon ‘field’ together.

 

Here is the chart of the Full Moon again

…without the cards – showing the planetary ‘players’ / Archetypes:


 

Here on the West Coast, the Full Moon will be exact at 8:47 am PST = Moonset / Sunrise!
Such a strong polarity – good to hold the balance, here on Planet Earth, right between SUN and MOON.

Maybe you’d like to go out into nature (so SAG) for a Sunrise / Moonset walk / celebration / ceremony?

Both SUN and MOON are at 11°40′ (SAG – GEM). Interesting that the symbol of GEM also looks like a double 1:
From duality to ONEness, maybe transcending polarized dimensions…

NEPTUNE, in exact T-Square to SUN and MOON, at 11° PISCES is also a unifier, of course – from controversial right-wrong debates into ‘the field’.

NEPTUNE is also in exact Water Trine with JUPITER (at 11°36′ SCO), inviting us to surf the currents and waves of Life, the Good, and the Intense and Challenging that calls for processing, rather than judging or by-passing.

 

We’re (thankfully) coming out of the opposition between MARS in LIBRA and URANUS retro in ARIES (which was building up like a Full Moon, to be exact on Dec 1).
While in the geo-political scene the atmosphere has been heated up, and no lack of thrill / suspense occurred, hopefully you found ways of channeling the energy into balance between authenticity and cooperation, and win-win’s!
Always good to feed higher-vibrational expressions of the patterns into the ‘field’.

 

MARS will cross over the ‘Tipping Point’ from LIBRA to SCO on Dec 9, and will be in SCO until Jan 26.
MARS is actually better placed in SCO than in LI (since Oct 22) where aiming for negotiation would have been often frustrated, since the negotiators could have been too much ‘in for themselves’, or, on a personal level, the ego would have been too involved in decision making and choosing, or in an inner dilemma between self assertion. vs. doing it ‘for them’.

With MARS in SCO what’s coming out and up now for processing (SO much, with JUPITER in SCO, since Oct 10!) gets moving!

Which can be somewhat a roller coaster of grief, anger, deep love that turns out to be obsession, attachment and control, jealousy, resentment, regret, shame… all those feelings that are otherwise hidden and ‘under wraps’ –
Uhhh, MARS in SCO is one of the parcels under the astrological Christmas Tree!

Just like in a good fairy-tale, and inner psychological processes, they all have their place, no-one is banned from the party…

SCORPIO stirs up and scrubs the bottom of the pot, can bring us to our knees, and into deep psychological layers that we usually avoid.
The Soul has its way with us…
Likewise, MARS in SCO can be a spiritual mobilization.
Way to (let?) go, and transform the aggressive and separative ego.
On Jan 6, MARS will pass JUPITER in SCO – hopefully lots of inner clearing and societal transformation for the better by then!

 

 

VENUS has just entered SAG yesterday Dec 1 (until Dec 24):
Turn on the Heart-Light, and share your Love generously!

More isn’t always better…
Under VENUS in SAG, we can be over the top with acquisitions, esp. with all the commercial Christmas craze around.
Since MERCURY is freshly retro now, also in SAG, chances are we might RE-gret indulging into too many shiny objects, at the expense of the credit card – and maybe even Planet Earth.
Whereas cultivating a loving generous spirit never goes out of style.

CHIRON in late PISCES is going from retro to direct on Dec 5, so the first half of Dec is also a CHIRON themed time:
Connection in Unity (hey, dance, song, and music help) is healing!

 

Lastly, our friend MERCURY (ruling planet of the GEMINI Full Moon) is going retro (YEP) tonight, Dec 2 / 3.
This time, the whole retro journey will be in SAG, from the very end, the ‘Integrity Point’ on the cusp to CAP, to mid-SAG, on Dec 22.
For a cosmic relief and tool kit, check out this blog article.

 

And guess what?
Not only will the MERCURY retro journey super relevant for the U.S. (it starts on Trump’s Eclipse Full Moon / South Node in late SAG, and ends almost exactly on the U.S. AC which is at 12°12′ SAG).

 

The Full Moon itself activates a lot for the United States:

It’s right on the U.S. AC – DC axis (representing the country in its own identity, and other countries it is in dialogue – or conflict – with), with the SuperMOON in GEM sitting between the U.S. URANUS and MARS (remember,  these two planets were just in opposition – which happens only every 2 years).
May NEPTUNE in PISCES help with turning polarities and ‘divided states’ in so many ways into unification, and dissolving of what had its time, incl. collective deception and delusion – esp. re: all sorts of agenda (SAG). 

Check this out:

 

 

A Grand Cardinal Cross actually forms, between the Full Moon ‘matrix’ of present and the U.S. chart:

MARS in late LIBRA and URANUS in late ARIES square the U.S. PLUTO in late CAP – the latter an epochal influence, showing how much is stirred up that doesn’t agree with the power structures and their shadow expression anymore, and calls for radical change and renewal.

As mentioned before, the U.S. will have their 1st PLUTO Return in history (a 248 year cycle) 2020 – 2022. A big turnover and regeneration – hopefully based on the original core spirit of the Constitution, Natural Law, and to honour the Ancestors of the Land.

MARS and URANUS also square the U.S. MERCURY retro in late CANCER – what do the voices of history say to what happens nowadays???
Hopefully, this MERCURY retro in SAG brings out the Truth, and many important truths, so that the country can start to find itself again.

 

Blessings to all of us for an Illuminating, Heart Focused Full Moon and Finale of 2017!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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.

  • Are you in a challenging transition or transformational crisis?
  • Are you looking for perspective at a crossroad or dilemma, and for empowered choices?

I welcome you to meet and explore with the invaluable and timeless tools of astrology, and to access your own wisdom source in the process.

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:
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MERCURY / JUPITER in SCORPIO: Taboo Talk

17 Oct
Not even a week ago since JUPITER crossed the ‘Tipping Point’ into SCORPIO on 10/10.

And already SUCH a movement of so many of us who don’t put up with LIBRAN ‘being nice and polite’, playing the game, or compromising / compensating for other people’s s..t anymore.
The ‘me too’ tidal wave is one example of how airing what’s been hidden is empowering and transforming.


MUCH more to come, under JUPITER in SCORPIO until Nov 9, 2018.
Have I mentioned yet? SATURN will cross the ‘Integrity Point’ into CAPRICORN on Dec 19!

We’re also in the T-square from MARS in late VIR opp. CHIRON in PI (exact Sunday Oct 15 when the me too wave started), both in square to SATURN and LILITH in late SAG (the Galactic Centre) –
Truth Speaking spirals out like a Galaxy, and sets us free. Who knows where Humanity goes from there.

Sooo.
MERCURY is now (since this – Oct 17 – morning) also in SCORPIO, joining and passing JUPITER tomorrow (Wed) morning.
Big Time Taboo Talk, as we dive into ‘uncomfortable’, scary, repressed, covered up, and unfathomable topics and scenarios, remembered, experienced, or perhaps vividly pictured.

Of course, this is only the starting point, to process what’s been ‘under wraps’…


The ‘me too’ social media wave, triggered my Alyssa Milano just a few days ago, encouraged women and men: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” 

Hundreds of thousands of us responded. 

Which woman never has been sexually harassed or assaulted, verbally or physically???
Sadly and scandalously, it almost ‘comes with the territory’ of inhabiting a female body (speaking from personal experience).
Up until now.

 

A hidden issue of magnitude (JUPITER) indeed, that’s been talked about now big time.
May the Truth empower us, and bring Healing and Freedom!
JUPITER (only one week so far) in SCORPIO – Outgrowing what’s been hidden!

 

Me too isn’t completely new – 11 years ago (JUPITER was also in SCO then), Tarana Burke founded the me too Movement in 2006, to spread awareness and understanding about sexual assault in underprivileged communities of colour. 

May the Me too wave lead to ‘game over ‘ / zero tolerance for sexual harassment, assault, and even violence in Hollywood, and in a Society of true Adults!
I know I’m a ‘bit’ idealistic here but putting the blessing out regardless.
Big kudos, Alyssa Milano, for getting the ball rolling!
A.M. was born on Dec 19, 1972 – here is her chart.
Lilith and Saturn are now (Oct / Nov, only every 9 / 29 years) transiting her late SAG Sun – the Integrity Point. She even has PLUTO on her JUPITER / North Node in CAP nowadays /-years – being a catalyst for Eve-olution out of the dysfunctional and abusive patriarchal system.
And  with her MARS in late SCO, VENUS / NEPTUNE / MERCURY in early SAG – all on the ‘Phoenix Point’ on her 12th House cusp, she’s speaking out on behalf  of ‘whom it may concern’, and encourages the Collective to speak out and free up hidden stuff – we’re all in this together, it’s a societal phenomenon.
Her SATURN / MOON in GEMINI also got activated just in the last months – must voice and question on behalf of (mostly) women…

And that’s just the beginning of a major SCORPIO infusion:


We’re heading into a spooky (if you will), Astro Archetype line-up in SCO that’ll reach us deeply to evoke change from within, and has us process deep, otherwise covered themes:
  • The MOON will enter SCO (in her monthly cycle) on Oct 19 at 6:41 pm PDT – 6 hrs after the New Moon, and we might drop emotionally into intensely moving, cathartic processes.
  • The SUN will seasonably move into SCO on SUN-day Oct 22 at 10:27 pm PDT, for a month of bringing consciousness and new empowerment to what’s ready to transform. There’s a huge transformational boost round Oct 26, when the SUN meets mighty JUPITER in SCO! (Also the day of MOON / PLUTO – ruler of SCO).
  • VENUS will join SCO on Nov 7 (until Dec 1), ‘exiled’ from ‘her’ Taurean domain. We’re drawn to  look under the surface of things. Don’t get too absorbed in a ‘magical mystery black hole’, too many vampire movies, crime scenes, and personal power games (VENUS will go into conjunction with JUPITER on Nov 13, and into trine with NEPTUNE in PISCES on Nov 16).
  • Lastly, MARS will go into SCO on Dec 9, when all the other archetypal players except JUPITER will have left SCO.  MARS will connect with JUPITER on Jan 7, 2018 – the last connection of a planet with JUPITER in SCO (until Oct / Nov 2018). New year’s purge?

 

Stay tuned for the end-of-LIBRA New Moon (Oct 19) Astro~News! 

 

 

You’re invited to a private JUPITER in SCORPIO Deep Dive Session, during the first month of JUPITER in SCORPIO (10 / 10 – 11 / 11, 2017), where we intentionally, and with the astrological map & compass, plus the synchronistic support of Voyager Tarot & Animal Spirit cards, go into, and focus on:
  • What’s being cleared away now, from your ‘inner basement / closet’?
  • 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 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’.

 

© 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.
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* The Dance of MARS (going out of retro on June 29!) & CHIRON (going retro on June 27): What Moves Us…?

27 Jun

TWO big Astro~News this week, feat. CHIRON, MARS, and their ‘Friendship’.

‘In Order of Appearance’:

* CHIRON in late PISCES goes retro tomorrow June 27 (until Dec 1 – yearly 5 months retro):
Inner Journey with the ‘Medicine of Unity and Flow’.

* MARS in late SCORPIO goes direct (has been retro since Apr  17) on  Wed June 29:
Out of Deep Inner Change – How to Move from (T)Here? 

PLUS:

MARS and CHIRON, both simultaneously in slow ‘stationary’ turnaround mode, have been since early June (and continue to be until end of July) travelling parallel, in beneficial (‘friendship’ like) Water Trine flow with each other:
Opportunities for change from the depth (SCO), as we connect, stay open and flexible, surrender, ask and receive, and tune into the energy field where all is ONE (PI).

 

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You might have felt the retro-active ‘bite’ and ‘sting’ from MARS in SCO over the last while more than the rather subtle CHIRON effect in PI (which has been going on since 2010, and continues to be influential until 2018).

MARS is sharper, more distinct and direct, and a ‘personal planet’, representing the Warrior Archetype. MARS seldomly goes retro (every 2 years, for 2 1/2 months) – a bigger deal than CHIRON retro (yearly).

So, let’s start the journey of planetary awareness with MARS and its shift now, before bringing CHIRON, and then their alignment into the picture…


* MARS in late SCORPIO goes direct (has been retro since Apr  17) on  Wed June 29:
Out of Deep Inner Change – How to Move from Here?

 

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Mars – Hubble Space Telescope (NASA)

 

Believe it or not: MARS actually WILL stop going retro, and turn around again… Count-down’s on – June 29 is the ‘official date’ for the ‘gear shift’.

MARS went retro on Apr 17 – seems ages ago… from early SAG, and over the ‘Phoenix Point’ back ‘into the Ashes’ on May 27a big dose of SCORPIO MARS this year (since Jan 3!).

Lots of scenarios that could have ‘bitten’ us, and showed where the ‘stingers of life’ trigger old hidden wounds.

Maybe when we ‘lashed out’, or when we took it out on ourselves it backfired…?

We had to face all sorts of inner / old ‘demons’, incl. voices of the inner egoic saboteur that is at war with the world and with oneself.

 

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J / H

 

  • May the Inner and Outer Masculine be naturally RE-empowered so that over-compensation with violence and aggression decreases!
  • May we uncover what we’ve been hiding (out of shame or need for control)!
  • May the forces that keep us in the dark, separate, and even self destructive, be unmasked, and met with the bright light of Truth and Love!
  • May separative and aggressive behavior AGAINST something or others turn into natural passion FOR something!
  • May the Scorpionic Alchemy do its Work in the depth!
  • And may we enter July with a regenerated and transformed sense of Self!

 

Let’s look at the SABIAN SYMBOL of the MARS turnaround degree (23° 03′ SCO), for more synchronistic divination insight. I’d intuitively and logically (almost back to 23° SCO) suggest here to take a look at both 23° and 24° SCO:

 

23° SCO:
“A RABBIT METAMORPHOSES INTO A NATURE SPIRIT.

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Rabbit Epiphany (first one I ever saw in the park – in 16 years) – Photo by Melanie, June 2016

Keynote: The raising of animal drives to a higher level.

The rabbit is traditionally a symbol of overabundance of progeny, thus a great stress on procreative and sexual processes. “Nature spirits,” on the other hand, represent the higher aspect of life energies, as they are said to guide those normally invisible forces controlling the growth of all living organisms, particularly in the vegetable kingdom. Thus the symbol refers to the transmutation of the generative power into a more ethereal and subtle form of potency.
This… symbol brings a new dimension to the preceding two. Whether it is the sexual desire for a progeny, or aggressiveness, the instinctual urge can be raised to a new level. The course can become subtle through a process of TRANSSUBSTANTIATON.”

 

24° SCO:
“AFTER HAVING HEARD AN INSPIRED INDIVIDUAL DELIVER HIS ‘SERMON ON THE MOUNT’, CROWDS ARE RETURNING HOME.

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Arunachala, Southern India (Tamil Nadu). The Sacred Mountain to Shiva the Transformer

Keynote: The need to incorporate inspiring experiences and teachings into everyday living.

Today we hear a great deal about ‘peak experiences’ (Maslow). The great problem facing everyone who has had such experiences is how to assimilate what has been felt, seen, or heard, and how to let it transform his / her everyday consciousness and behaviour. If this is not done the experience may turn confusing or toxic, and perhaps destructive of the integrity of the person.
This… symbol suggests to us what has to be done, or how to do it. The ‘return home’ from the high mountain, or from any ‘upper chamber’ of the consciousness, may lead to a sense of oppression by the normal realities of existence, or else the soul that has been illuminated may retain enough of that light to transfigure every daily situation. This is the great CHALLENGE TO TRANSFORMATION.”

 

Wow, deep guidance in both symbols, and even more so, combined…

In my understanding, applied to the MARS retro-to-direct phase:
Yes, Martian primal drives and clear direction (“This is what I want and where I’m going!”) have been withdrawn and redirected, actions sabotaged,  derailed, delayed and postponed, which could have been very frustrating for the ego side that wants what it wants. Which could have produced a kind of ‘shadow boxing’ scenario. Not so ‘sexy’ on the surface… but maybe something else has been more important…:

 

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  • Meeting the ‘inner demons and dragons’, repressed, ‘dark’ qualities that have us fight with ourselves, often sabotage and disempower ourselves. Once purged and transformed, these energies turn into powerful allies.
  • Inner, old battles, repressed anger couldn’t stay ‘in the closet’ any longer. They had to be met, head-on, purged and transformed, maybe cathartically so.
  • Uncovering and re-discovering our deeper motivations and passions. The Magic Within.
  • Maybe some of these inner, rather psychological, forces have had us project onto the outside world, become externally aggressive, or we channeled them unconsciously into our sexual desires and actions (MARS on an outer level). MARS retro had us go inward, meet them for what they are, and have the inner transformational process be done by the ‘Spirit of (our inner) Nature‘.

This much for my take on the RABBIT Metamorphosis Symbol…

 

And what’s with the second Symbol about ‘Coming HOME from the Mountain’?

This ‘Martian Mountain’ was rather a deep inner cave, or perhaps a PLUTOnic ‘Shiva Mountain‘ like Arunachala.
After the deep, intimate process with the inner ‘Guru’ (which literally means: The One who guides from the Darkness to the Light) this Spring, the Martian challenge is now to bring the benefits of this ‘fermenting process’ out into ‘our world’,  into our actions.

 

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Morpho rhetenor rhetenor MHNT

 

You can most likely access the MARS Retro and Direct theme in the area of life related to late SCO to early SAG in your chart (Which house? Any planets there?).
In doubt, ask me. Happy to determine it for / with you if I already have your chart.
We can do a short (20 – 30 min) MARS Review and Outlook session too.

 

In the meantime…

* CHIRON in late PISCES goes retro tomorrow June 27 (until Dec 1 – yearly 5 months retro):
Inner Journey with the ‘Medicine of Unity and Flow’.

 

Maya Gabeira in Hawaii

Big Wave Surfer Maya Gabeira – Adventurous Example of the PI and VIR Balance

 

Ahhh, ultimately we are and it IS all ONE.
When we’re feeling separate, and out of the natural oceanic Unity Consciousness the ‘Wound‘ of CHIRON in PI these years (2010 – 2018!) can be sensed as overwhelm, chaos, ‘going under’, in the wave of all these converging influences. Everything is coming together – and falling apart. Nothing is ‘solid’ and ‘reliable’ anymore.
All IS interconnected, interdependent, fluid, and impermanent. 
Buddhist and other timeless wisdom teachings have always pointed that out.
Now we’re in a collective Oneness Initiation, in the multi-dimensional ‘Field’, esp. since NEPTUNE is also in PI (2012 – 2026!).

  • How can the ‘Wound’ (that we experience when we identify with our ‘separate identity’) show us where the ‘Medicine’ lays?
  • When we have been about to ‘give up’ could / can we ask for help, on all dimensions – and accept it?
  • What helps us re-connect with and surrender into Unity, Oneness, and: Deeper, vaster LOVE that IS…., and naturally ‘ride the waves’?

Where late PI is in your chart you might feel the ‘wound’ but that’s also your access to tune into the Medicine of Flow and Unity, Surrender and Acceptance (also of help from all dimensions).

 

MARS and CHIRON, both simultaneously in slow ‘stationary’ turnaround mode, have been since early June (and continue to be until end of July) travelling parallel, in beneficial (‘friendship’ like) Water Trine flow with each other:
Opportunities for change from the depth (SCO), as we connect, stay open and flexible, surrender, ask and receive, and tune into the energy field where all is ONE (PI).

 

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Random Rose Blessing – Photo by Melanie, June 2016

 

What a gift, to see and experience how the inward dive into the depth of our Scorpionic ‘corners’ has been supported by the Medicine of Unity!
Big Gratitude!

Love and Blessings on the Journey! ❤

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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MARS SuperStar / SuperPlanet :: Super Close Earth Encounter, and Scorpionic Dive into the Dark Heart of the Matter

28 May

Whoa, MARS is the astronomical and astrological News Breaker these days!

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Mars – Hubble Space Telescope (NASA)

 

  • Closest MARS – EARTH Encounter in 11 years nowadays, coming up exactly on May 30! Have you seen MARS with the naked eye already, glowing brightly in red-orange towards the East / South in the late evening?
  • MARS forms also presently a beautiful triangle with SATURN and Antares (mythologically Mars’s rival – Ant-Ares / Ares being the Roman version of Mars), the brightest star in SCORPIO.
  • The exact opposition between the SUN and MARS (every 2 years), with the EARTH between them, was on May 22, right after the Full Moon (which was on May 21).

This much for the astronomical side of things. Let’s go out and SEE MARS and SATURN through telescopes, or ‘simply’ with our naked eyes, over the next week!
Beautiful description here https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/visible-planets-tonight-mars-jupiter-venus-saturn-mercury, and an invitation from Slooh to watch the Close Encounter and Mars discussion live http://www.space.com/19195-night-sky-planets-asteroids-webcasts.html

 

What does Astrology (a la Melanie) say to these phenomena?

  • We have reached (with the SUN – MARS Opposition on May 22) the half-way point of the MARS RETRO phase (Apr 17 – June 29). A ‘Full MARS’ (like Full Moon, with the Earth between SUN and MARS – only every 2 years). A cathartic Turning Point.
  • MARS RETRO crossed over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SAG back into SCO yesterday, May 27 where it will go direct on June 29, and on Aug 3 out of SCO, and over the ‘Phoenix Point’into SAG again.
  • MARS is making THREE passages, forth – back – forth over the ‘Phoenix Point’ (March 5, May 27, Aug 3) – very significant!

 

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MARS as the ‘Warrior’ Archetype provokes our self assertion, our vital life force, and also rules blood in the body (hopefully rich in iron, the metal of MARS).
MARS retro might feel like a damper on our usual energy, and frustration of our drives, and desires. If we tried to get what WE want, when and how WE want it, it could have easily backfired – to show us how the ego is driving the bus.

“Do you want to be right, or do you want to be happy?”
Under MARS retro in SAG, ego based old ‘My way or the highway’, righteousness, or arrogant ‘know it all’ attitudes had to go on an ‘inward journey’ for transformation in SCO…  

 

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With MARS retro, now (since yesterday) in SCO, we are diving IN to our deep, dark places were MARS stirs up the bottom of the pot again (after the MARS phase in SCO from early Jan to early March), and shows us, viscerally:

  • Where old inner conflicts and battles originate that tend to flare up now.
  • Where our inner hidden passions, treasures, and magic lie – maybe buried under the ego?

On a transformational side of MARS retro, back into SCO:

  • Did you dive into something this week,  that came from your intuition (SAG) and gut sense (SCO) required courage (MARS), and can bring fundamental change (SCO)?
  • What would it be like to take action in a courageous (from the heart – le coeur) place?

A perfect time to bravely follow the depth stimulation, go to inner places otherwise unmet, and let the sabotaging Ego be burned up. The Ego is the biggest enemy….
Either way, SOOO much energy gets released and made available, to find deeply sourced (SCO) authentic and spirited (SAG) inner agency (MARS)!

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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My Invitation

If the above described themes speak to you, if you feel the resonance and could use support in your journey drop me a line, and we can set up a private Astrology referenced consult session. Or maybe it’s time to fully benefit from a 3- or 5- sessions coaching sequence? Email me, and we can customize it.

Interested in courses, workshops, embodied, experiential Astrology in Victoria BC?

They are featured in the email Astro~News that go out every 2 weeks and cover the whole Astro~Weather phase from New Moon to Full Moon or FM to NM, plus offers and Astro~Experiences. I’m happy to subscribe you (pls message me your email address).

FB page: www.facebook.com/Astrology.for.SelfRealization with news, events, offers.

Web: https://en.gravatar.com/melanieastrology