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MARS in TAURUS (Feb 14 – March 30): Slow and Steady Strength into Spring

14 Feb

Dear Astro Friend on Planet Earth,

Today, Feb 14, MARS left ‘his’ ARIES domain, shortly after ‘his’ grand finale, offering in ‘his’ bi-annual linking with URANUS on Feb 12 fierce ‘fire crackers’ or other surprise effects (like extended and substantial snow here on Vancouver Island), revolutionary and liberating energy outbursts!

To enter TAURUS where the ‘Warrior’ energy will dwell until March 30:
Pursue natural Desires, Be Fully EmBodied, and Enjoy Life with all your Senses
 (the new Chinese Year of the Earth Piggy is in par with that).

Yet Remain Unattached.
Be in Nature and in Your Nature!

Tactile Buds – Photo by Melanie, Feb 2019

 

Johfra Bosschart Taurus

Johfra Bosschart: Venus Rules Taurus (and the Martian Warrior Takes a Rest)

Spring is now hopefully for real on the doorstep here on the West Coast (thanks Goddess for granting the gift of patience!), as the Martian energy settles into TAURUS – inviting us to slow down, enjoy Life with all our senses, plant seeds, and take some time to relax…

…after perhaps battling the elements, or fighting with others, running and rushing here and there, starting a lot of fires, and being highly charged and challenged, under MARS in fast and furious ARIES at the start of the year (Dec 31 – Feb 14).
MARS in in its ruled sign ARIES is a fast, direct, initiatory energy, and brought up anger and the impulse to assert.

MARS in fiery ARIES came to a crescendo in the first half of February, when it squared PLUTO the Transformer on FEB 1, and joined forces with URANUS the Awakener / Electrifier on FEB 12.
How was that for you? 
Did you ‘jump’ – or ‘surf’ through it? Enlivened and energized? Or irritated and dealing with Power issues?
A catalyst energy for transformation and liberation it’s been… Perhaps something in you like in myself ‘suddenly’ shifted, affirming to ‘keep things simple’ and show up authentically.

 

MARS is our assertion / life force / vitality Archetype. 
It rules the Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura) – our power centre.
You know that sensation in the stomach when getting triggered…
Always good to check in and register what that has to do with the Ego. Yes, MARS is also the ‘Ego Planet’, expressing itself in ARIES rather direct and aggressively / assertively: “This is what I want and going for. And I’m doing it – actually: NOW.” Butting heads and flared-up battling can be an immediate effect when assertions conflict with one another. And yes, it’s been definitely an assertive time over the last 1 1/2 months…

Sheep Babies

Sheep Babies – baaaahh!

And / or it could have expressed as emergence and spontaneous action. Innocent. Baby steps.
Just going for it, trying out something new, rather than contemplating and ruminating.
ARIES is the first sign of the Zodiac. The Spring Lamb.

Hopefully we could channel the energy into this spontaneous, authentic action – and get up and start fresh when things were short-lived, or didn’t go anywhere.

 

With MARS now in TAURUS, the energy lends itself to slowwwing down, literally sitting and meditating, sitting with our initiatives and choices, smelling the fragrances of the (fingers crossed!) incoming Spring, cooking and tasting yummy food, listening to the sounds of music and the sounds of Nature, enjoying Life with all our senses, and honouring Mother Nature (every day is Earth Day!) and our earthly existence.
Fighting for Mother Earth and all her creations would be a natural MARS in TAURUS impulse, or rather resisting than actively fighting.

 

In its nearly 2-year cycle, MARS was in TAURUS the last time in March / April 2017.
We’re now coming full circle with what we planted and what took roots since then – esp. in the area of our lives relating to TAU in our charts (House, Planets, SUN, MOON, AC in TAU).
One thing that comes to mind for me from that time is new actions (MARS) I took in my business (ruled by TAURUS – yep, that meant also investing money – a Taurean domain too), and the patience required with seeing things ‘bloom’.
Looks like it’s time for more inspired action – and for ‘gardening qualities’ of patience and persistence.

In TAURUS, the first Earth Sign of the Zodiac, MARS

  • helps us with being grounded,
  • give more attention to our body and its natural desires,
  • and going for tangible, sensate experiences of being alive.
  • We tend to rather pursue security and stability than ephemeral adventures.
  • Our motivation to assert (MARS) what’s valuable (TAU) is strong – and can sometimes become rigid and stubborn (TAU when there’s attachment.

And hey, what’s REAL WEALTH?

 

On a deeper level, MARS in TAURUS helps us with grounding and embodying Spirit-in-Matter.
PLUTO and SATURN nowa-years in ultra-Earthy rock-solid CAP have us
lead by example – by being an embodiment of our intrinsic soul / spirit / essence.

MARS goes into Earth Trine alignment with SATURN on March 14, and with PLUTO on March 20, supporting acting / moving from Power-as-Simplicity and Body Wisdom.

In these MARS in TAURUS weeks, lets re-discover slowing down and enjoying the EmBuddha-ment (Embodiment without attachment)!

 

Buddha_Blessing

 


MARS in TAU in Earth Trine with SATURN & PLUTO in CAP just before / AT Spring Equinox is a welcome grounding and integrative upcoming Astro~Weather pattern, after a wilder Martian ride in ARIES at the beginning of this year. A good time to find inner ground in the big evolutionary changes, and to be clear where we stand.

It’s also an excellent energy to guard and protect sacred land and Mother Earth from exploitation and abuse of resources. MARS in TAURUS can harness resisting and defending energy, to be channeled into a deeper, evolutionary purpose.

 

Painting: Anima Mundi by Forrest Boden

MARS in TAURUS (Feb 14 – March 30) Meetings with other Cosmic Archetypes

Weekly (mostly on / just after the weekend), the MOON in fixed signs TAU, LEO, SCO and AQ meets, goes into square, and opposition with MARS.
Days to watch for, re: emotional re-actions / attachments / confrontation / resistance.

Be the wise and patient Buddha…

 

MARS in TAU itself goes into mostly ‘chill’ and mutually supportive aspects with the SUN, NEPTUNE, SATURN, MERCURY, and PLUTO.
Good to know – and not to ‘neglect’ / be lazy re: the gifts in this.


FEB 14
MARS enters TAU
Slow, Steady, Strong, into Spring

FEB 17
The MOON in LEO in square with MARS in TAU
Don’t let ego, pride, and stubbornness get the better of you / get involved in ‘theirs’. 
Be playful and enjoy Life.

FEB 23
The MOON in SCO opposes MARS in TAU
Feeling like someone / life / your deep-dark emotions poking and provoking you like El Toro being poked by the Matador?
Don’t turn the discomfort against you, go into brooding / pouting, or numb it with food. Better to go to the bottom of things, emotionally, and guided by your bodily sensations.

FEB 27
The SUN in PISCES in sextile with MARS in TAU
A ‘Spa Day / Evening’? Perfect day to chill, rest, and enjoy.

MARCH 3
The MOON in AQ in square with MARS in TAU
Conflict between your (or your friend’s / partner’s) need to socialize, and the Call of Nature, peace and calm? How can it be reconciled? Freedom matters.

MARCH 10
MARS in TAU sextile NEPTUNE in PI
Being calm, relaxed, and open to attune to and connect with synchronicities and miracles.

MARCH 11
The MOON in TAU conj. MARS
Time to cook up something yummy.

MARCH 14
MARS in TAU in  Earth trine with SATURN in CAP
Know where you stand, simply, clearly. Find Inner Ground.

MARCH 17
MERCURY retro (post conj. with the SUN) in PI sextile MARS in TAU
Let your Body guide you to be open for Messages.

MARCH 18 – here we go again, one lunar cycle later:
The MOON in LEO in square with MARS in TAU
Don’t let ego, pride, and stubbornness get the better of you / get involved in ‘theirs’. 
Be playful and enjoy Life.

MARCH 20 – Spring Equinox (first day of ARIES, ruled by MARS!) & Full MOON in LIBRA-ARIES!
MARS in TAU in Earth Trine with PLUTO in CAP
Harness resisting and defending energy, and channel it into a deeper, evolutionary purpose.

MARCH 21
VENUS in AQ in square with MARS in TAU
En-Joy with all your Senses, yet don’t get attached to your desires. Love is always Free.

MARS in TAU in quincunx with JUPITER in SAG.
Beyond wanting permanence there’s freedom in knowing what it’s all about…

MARCH 24 – rolling out the MARS – PLUTO (ruling SCO) dynamic:
The MOON in SCO opposes MARS in TAU
Go to the bottom of things emotionally, and guided by your bodily sensations.

MARCH 30
MARS leaves TAURUS and enters GEMINI
Find your Voice, and take Flight.

 

MARS in TAURUS (FEB 14 – MARCH 30) ushers two slow moving Archetypes into new Zodiac signs:

  • Shamanic CHIRON goes fully into (MARS ruled!) ARIES – already next week, Feb 18 – until Apr 14, 2027!
    The Medicine of Showing up Authentically!
  • URANUS – Archetype of the Awakener – leaves ARIES (since 2011) and fully enters TAURUS, on March 6 – the day of the New Moon in PISCES.
    Wake UP, Earthlings!

 

Dedicated to MARS in TAURUS,
in Earth Trine with SATURN and PLUTO in CAP – exact March 14 & 20:

 

Medicine_Wheel

Medicine Wheel

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE HOPI ELDERS

You have been telling people this is the Eleventh Hour.
Now you must go back and tell the people that this is THE Hour.
Here are the things that must be considered:
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.

This could be a good time!

There is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel like they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.

Know the river has its destination.

The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off toward the middle of the river, keep your eyes open, and our heads above the water.
See who is here with you and celebrate.
At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves!
For the moment we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.

The time of the lonely wolf is over.
Gather yourselves!
Banish the word struggle from your attitude and vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we have been waiting for.

The Elders
Oraibi, Arizona
Hopi Nation

 

MARS in TAURUS in Your Chart & Life…

…can help your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planetary Archetypes in TAURUS and the area/s of life relating to the House/s where TAURUS is in your birth (and local) chart/s to being grounded in the strength of slow, steady, patient, and enjoyable Life Force. Sense it in your Body!

 

MARS in TAURUS now transiting in your… House relating to…:

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House:
Your Environment

4th House:
Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

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

6th House:
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House:
Your Partners & Significant Others

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

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

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

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

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

 

Feeling called to explore your own Cosmic Map, and how it can inspire you on your Earthly Journey?
Come over / let’s meet online, for Your private Astro session!

Or take me up on my Valentine’s Month Offer – 22% off for all Relationship themed sessions (still on until Feb 22) – see below.

 

Wishing You the Gifts of Slow, Steady Strength and EmBodied Enjoyment, with MARS in TAURUS!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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VALENTINE’s Month is still on for a week:
22% discounted Relationship Sessions
February 2 – 22

 

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Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating them) become quite potent and catalytic.
Join us in person or online if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you.

Excited to share these two upcoming ones – both very apropos MARS in TAURUS / EmBodiment & Chakras:

 

EmBODY Astrology – ASTRO Charts & Archetypes Come to Life!
On March 1, in Chinatown Victoria
In person only – by nature of this one 🙂

 

ASTRO~Alchemy of Chakras & Planetary Archetypes
A 7-week Astro~Experience Journey
March 6 – Apr 17

In person or online

 

 

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

30 Dec

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Friends,

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

MARS (Hubble Telescope picture)

 

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

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

 

 

What does that mean?

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

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

 

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

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


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

 

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

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

 

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


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

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

 

Which Planetary Combos are up, with MARS in ARIES?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

MARS in ARIES in Your Chart & Life…

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

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House:
Your Environment

4th House:
Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

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

6th House:
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House:
Your Partners & Significant Others

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Do You want to explore the MARS-in-ARIES activation in YOUR chart & life?
Let’s do it. C
ome over for a private session! Can be a short focused one (ARIES likes that).
I still have the Treat Time Offer on – extended to Epiphany (JAN 6) – see below.

All the Best for a dynamic Start into / as the NEW!

 

Melanie

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you – also available as an online participant.


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

 

 

 

MARS in PISCES (Nov 15 – Dec 31) – Surfing the Cosmic Waves!

14 Nov

Hi Cosmo-Terrestrial Surfers,

Sensing it?
MARS will
 (YES, it will!) leave AQ where it’s been basically forever (well, since the TAU New MOON on May 15!) due to its retro phase this Summer (which took MARS slightly back into CAP).

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot Card Man of Cups – Surfer. Photo by Melanie

 

Loving the picture on the Voyager Tarot card Man of Cups – Surfer that I chose for MARS in PISCES.
It also contains a blossoming Horse cornucopia (so JUPITER in SAG) – symbolizing the exhilarating, ecstatic joy MARS in PISCES can engender. 

 

Has the Inner Masculine been re-calibrated in your Life under the Summer of MARS Retro (and the Retro Record Summer)?

Also reflected in your relationships with men in your life if you’re on the feminine side of the spectrum…?
Which kind of masculine energy shows up in your life and through you, and how has that changed since the Summer?
How are Men in Society (MARS in AQ) changing? 
Well, they are, as the Times they are a-changing, the CAP Patriarchy looses its power, and forces of Transformation sweep up the shadow and regenerate it.

MARS will enter PISCES tomorrow Nov 15 where it’ll be exactly until the last day of the year, Dec 31 – on the last degree of the Zodiac, before entering freshly into the New Year in ARIES. Nice natural alignment job, Mr. MARS!

The Piscean MARS isn’t so much into fighting, rather into chilling, relaxing, connecting, dancing, surfing, and the ‘pursuit’ of all things spiritual and transcendental including altered states – pursuit is an oxymoron here of course since it’s rather about rolling with it (PISCES is always so paradoxical, there we have it again…). It all comes together when MARS meets NEPTUNE on Dec 7.

 

Neptunian ‘Portrait’ by NASA’s Hubble – Doesn’t it look tie dyed? 🙂

Which Transit combos are up with MARS in PI?

Nov 15 / 16
The freshly immersed PISCES MOON meets MARS – an Initiation into Being…
Oh yeah, we’re also in the MERCURY ‘storm’ mode, going retro on Nov 16, plus VENUS turns from retro to direct, and the Nodes shift into CAP – CANCER – all on the 16th!

The PISCES MOON vibe rolls out through Saturday.

Enjoy the music, groove through the evening, chill-ax, nap as needed, swim, float, be ok with the comings and goings and impermanence of things (like water through your fingers or a beautiful piano piece…) and follow the flow of natural energy, as we’re in the heart of the ‘dark season’…
No need to ‘go by the plan’, rather be flexible and see what the World shows you!
Be gentle and caring! What really are your needs?


One thing I love about being aware of the Astro sphere is to know “it’s the weather” when I could take things personally – no need to ‘pick those vibes up’ and
identify with them – quite freeing… and being able to consciously channel the energy into what would be a good fit for it.

 

Nov 19
MARS freshly in PI squares JUPITER freshly in SAG!
Adventure Calling. What moves you? Be ok with the Unknown!

 

Nov 26
MERCURY retro in SAG – just about to meet the SUN – squares MARS in PI.
Be fluid, ‘step into liquid’ (title of a surfer movie), and ride the Heart Waves of Love…
While the Mind takes a back seat, just helps to connect the dots, and smiles at synchronicities and magic that couldn’t have humanly possibly been ‘created’.

Capricorn the Sea Goat – did you know?

 

Nov 27
MARS in PI sextile SATURN in CAP.
Good to get some footing again in this whole fluidity ‘spiel’ where we could also get lost…
I.o.w., chopping wood & carrying water – the ‘simple and ordinary things in life’ is where the Ground of Being can be found.

 

Dec 7
The central aspect of MARS in PI – its meeting with NEPTUNE.
It’s also the day before CHIRON in late PI goes from retro to direct.
This mix vibe is on in the first half of December, and calls for relax and adaptable, unattached ‘rolling with things’ – surfing what-IS can be very therapeutic.
Ha, esp. in pre-Christmas times that can paradoxically get so hectic. Brings us back into the Spirit.

 

Dec 13 – 15
…will be another very PISCEAN 3-day phase, with the MOON, NEPTUNE, MARS, and CHIRON in the oceanic energy field.
Just BE.

 

Dec 16
MARS in PI sextile PLUTO in CAP.
More ‘footing’, on a deep Soul level if you will.
Bring the flow into the core of yourself – or maybe re-discover it there.

 

Dec 28 / 29
Rolling out the year and the MARS in PI season as MARS connects with CHIRON.
Now we know how to go for what’s the Medicine (or perhaps to let go of other things that are in the way).

 

Dec 31
MARS emerges out of the Piscean Waters freshly into its ARIES domain to start the New Year with renewed energy and zest.

Lots going on in the first week of the New Year 2019, incl. a Solar Eclipse New Moon on Jan 5!

We better relax before! 😉

 

Your Piscean Sides (AC, SUN, MOON, Planets, Nodes)…

…get activated by MARS over the next weeks:
If they’ve been for a long time in the ‘background’ or rather passive MARS gives it a boost, to go for what you want – or rather what the Universe wants you to do and show up as.
The area of life related to the House PISCES is in your chart also gets activated to come alive.

If you have a hunch this could be YOU we could check in in a private session, for MARS awareness-in-action.

 

 

So that’s it from my side.
Ride the Cosmic Waves of Regeneration – and on-going Blessings for the Rising Phoenix!

Light & Love!
Melanie

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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MARS into CAPRICORN (March 17 – May 15, plus Aug 12 – Sept 10): Gett’n Stuff Done. Integrity in Action & (RE)Builder Energy

17 Mar

We’ve come a long way, with MARS moving (us) through SAG, since Jan 26! Hope you had a motivating time, and Spirit called you to follow your Heart! And that your SAG themes got activated the right way.

Today, March 17, just 6 1/2 hrs after the New Moon, the energetic Warrior Archetype and ruling Planet of ARIES (which is so fresh and ‘hot’ these days) moved over the ‘Integrity Point’ into CAP where we’re called to DO what we said, follow up on those high-flying visions and promises, do the work, and build what matters and lasts.

Vibrant Country Goat

A solid energy that holds everyone accountable, AND helps us to get the job done.
Accomplishment and completion are CAP’s big motivators.
And CAP doesn’t like waste of time and energy.

Time to get going with those long awaited Spring projects, and hey, we got the energy and motivation now (no more excuse, ha-ha).

MARS is considered ‘exalted’ in CAP (top position for MARS in the Zodiac) – think mountaineer or marathon runner, and builder… sustainable energy to reach a goal.
Let’s USE (yay, a buzz word for CAP) the time and energy as it’s available.
Plain and simple, actually.
CAP likes simplicity, and sticking to priorities.

What does that mean for the CAP sides in us (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets, Nodes)?

Well, they get an energy boost, to be even more Capricornian, in terms of accomplishing and completing (yay! finishing!) what they’re set out to do. DO it, says MARS, you got the energy now… yet slowly, consistently, not over night or ‘in the moment’ (as ARIES would have it – do I hear MERCURY going retro in AR next week?!). 
Where CAP is in your chart (either via Planets, SUN, MOON, AC, Nodes, or in any case the House/s CAP lives in) gets an energy boost.

Let’s check that out and direct it in a good way, in a private session if you like. 
You can use (did I say USE?) the Flash Focus Sessions for that (see below).

Getting things done – woohoo! MARS in CAP rocks!

 

What’s the Itinerary for MARS in CAPRICORN 2018?
March 17 – May 15 + Aug 15 – Sept 10

And hey – why does MARS ‘come back’ to CAP for 4 weeks in Aug / Sept?
Bingo! MARS will go retro this year (every 2 years) from early AQ, touching back into CAP from which it will go direct on Aug 27).

Re: the dates given below: The energy is active / available in the whole week around the dates when it climaxes. The build-up time is usually stronger than the outflow phase.

MARCH 17: 

MARS entered CAP – Lead ON!
Moving forward with vigor and integrity.

APR 2:
MARS passes stationary (going retro Apr 17) SATURN in CAP.
Overcoming old blocks, obstacles, fears, and patriarchal control, and moving UP, one step at a time.

APR 4 / 5:
MERCURY retro in AR squares MARS / SATURN stat. in CAP.
Don’t get discouraged by the ego mind and its quick reactions. Hopefully a breakthrough already occurred, and Consciousness leads. Excellent energy for planning and following through – from 
the Heart.

APR 10:
VENUS in TAU in Earth Trine with MARS in CAP.
Rock Solid Love. And a great time for gardening too 🙂

APR 14:
MARS in CAP sextiling NEPTUNE in PI.
Great time for work flow. And to connect with the compassionate WHY you’re moving mountains and taking on projects.

APR 19:
MARS passes LILITH in CAP.
Be wild, earthy, and sexy. Let your inner wildness lead the way.
Uhh, and the SUN enters sensual earthy TAU that day too….
And hey, this can also mobilize women in / towards / against status-quo leadership.

APR 23:
MARS in CAP in sextile with JUPITER retro in SCO.
Looots of energy – not just for Spring cleaning and purging. Also for revealing for what’s been 
covered(-up).

APR 26:
MARS in CAP passes stationary / retro PLUTO (will go retro Apr 22).
Whoooaa – Power House energy.
Transforming anger into productive work?
Deep inner work that transforms generational / historic / ancestral conditioning.
Moving Mountains? Doing the Soul Work.
Transforming societal structures.

MAY 12:
MERCURY in AR (direct again) squares MARS in CAP.
Big Projects can be done, with the right mind set. Rather than being antagonistic, reactionary and in resistance work FOR something.

MAY 15:
MARS enters AQ where it goes retro from JUNE 26 on.
Coming to the end of what YOU can do?
It takes a village / team / humanity to collaborate.

JUNE 26:
MARS goes retro at 9°13′ AQ (until Aug 27 – back into CAP on Aug 15)

Back-tracking what works with collaboration, and where (old) competition and conflict arise.
Re-configuring the Inner / Outer / Societal Masculine.
What’s the Role of the Masculine in the Future of Humanity?

More about MARS retro:
Astro~News Blog post to come, closer to the time.

AUG 15 – SEPT 10:
MARS  back in CAP, going retro-to-direct for 4 weeks.
RE-trieving what we’re best at, and can contribute, from our level of experience, maturity, and responsibility.
What motivates YOU to accomplish something that really matters?
What sustains your energy (that you might have forgotten about)?

AUG 27:
MARS goes direct at 28°37′ CAP.
Lots of motivation, drive, and energy – esp. for your late CAP themes.

SEPT 10:
MARS finally passes over the ‘Community Building Point’ into AQ.
Collaboration is Key.

 

May we all USE and work with the time and energy of MARS in CAP for the highest purpose! 

 

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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 in GEMINI (Apr 21 – June 4) & MERCURY Retro with URANUS in ARIES (Apr 28): Idea Explosion…

22 Apr

So. Here it is.
Bold MARS just entered GEMINI yesterday Fri Apr 21, and is now flying through the ‘lightest’ Zodiac vibration until June 4!
Already met two friends with VENUS in GEMINI yesterday – such dynamic dances of ideas and conversations, and invigorating visit / outing in the Land of Spring – nice initiation for MARS’s journey.

 

Bright Freshness – Photo by Melanie, Apr 21 2017

 

Not only is MARS now in GEMINI, also the GEMINI Ruler MERCURY is now retro, and since Thu back in ARIES, which in turn is ruled by MARS (a double-whammy, a.k.a. ‘mutual reception’) – AND: MERCURY retro in ARIES will trigger URANUS (second of 3 times) on Apr 28: Chances for radical paradigm shifts – it was all in the HEAD – let’s set ourselves FREE! Experimentation, no expectations…

Obviously, this gives the whole atmosphere a MERCURY / MARS and ARIES / GEMINI flavour:
New (AR) ideas, contacts, interests, learning, conversations (GEM).
Stirred up / provoked / stimulated / sharp (MARS) thoughts (MERCURY).
Aggressive / assertive / animated / ego-driven arguments can pop up now too.

 

The Two and the Many – Photo by Melanie, Apr 21, 2017

 

So let’s channel the energy into fresh, bold, youthful curiosity, and the desire to learn!
And physical activity (MARS) like cycling (so GEMINI) – well: Fairies would just fly….
Loved what a friend said this morning: “When you walk or cycle the ‘idea fairies’ can be with you.” So true, new ideas come to me when moving in nature w/o motor involved.

Well, ideas can become explosive now, as MERCURY retro will approach URANUS (Apr 28 and May 9): What would be a radically different way of approaching… (anything)?…

The MARS in GEMINI energy boost is fabulous for all your GEMINI planets, Ascendant, SUN and MOON. Just watch not to get too distracted, and scattered into tooo many directions! 

 

MARS makes several straight-up contacts with other ‘cosmic players’, while in GEM:

Right at the onset of MARS in GEMINI – this Earth Day weekend, MARS in early GEM squares the Nodal Axis, with the Lunar South Node on the PI / AQ cusp, and the North Node on the VIR / LEO cusp:
Rather than getting stressed out over sooo many pulls and interests (sorta ADD), yet incapable of ‘doing it all’ (maybe bi-locating / cloning yourself is the solution?) let’s channel this super-charged energy into diving into community, and being lovingly connected with friends – as ‘we’re all in this together’ – , co-generate good vibrations (PI / AQ), while knowing what works for us, and how we operate best to be creative, and offer our ‘specialty’ (VIR / LEO) – and: express your thoughts and ideas, discuss, ask, TALK! (MARS in GEM / MERCURY retro in AR) – maybe in a way you haven’t ‘dared to’ in a looong time.

Things can move really FAST now – which appears quite magical, just like blossoms in Spring!
Let’s give our thoughts wings, and set our loving intentions FREE!
(wings but no strings attached)

 

Star Magnolia Dance – Photo by Melanie, Apr 21 2017

 

Next up:
MARS will oppose LILITH in SAG on May 3 (which is also the day when MERCURY goes out of retro):
Be true to your inner nature and your path, and let them know (doesn’t have to turn into an argument – watch your tongue). Sooo many avenues. Also a great vibe for explorations and adventures that involve learning and the outdoors (take it easy on traffic, in the MERCURY turnaround ‘storm’).

 

MARS will trine JUPITER retro in LIBRA on May 12.
SO much energy, motivation, and vitality can come from this combo if they combine their gifts – in this case in the AIR element: Learning, relating, communicating – new connections for ‘good matches’ can be made. Dare to ask, and discuss! And: Don’t just be in your head, go out and DO something together! See how that goes and fits!

 

Finally, in the GEM journey, MARS will oppose SATURN retro in SAG (in the Galactic Centre), on May 28.
Be FREE to move in your ways, and chart your course – doesn’t have to be what you ‘should’ do or where you ‘should be’ (drop ‘should’ – that conditioned moral imperative if it’s not congruent with your HEART).
There’s no absolute right, many paths to, and in fact IN Truth and Freedom!

Wishing you a Vibrant, Inspired Flight through Spring, with MARS in GEMINI!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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