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MARS in PISCES (May 12 – June 27) – Dancing & Surfing the Cosmic Waves of Oneness…

14 May

Hi Cosmo-Terrestrial Surfers & Dancers,

Sensing it? Tuning in?
More chill-ax energy recently?
MARS is now (since May 12) in PISCES ~~~

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.

 

MARS’s dance & surf in PISCES is ON until June 27.

The Piscean MARS isn’t so much into fighting, rather into chilling, relaxing, connecting, dancing, surfing, and the ‘pursuit’ of all things spiritual and transcendent, including altered states.

Pursuit being 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 June 13.

 

Brief background for the context:
MARS is now out of AQ where it’s been since March 30
– and has there ever been a mobilization (MARS) of Humanity (AQ), inspired through Light Warriors of all faculties stepping forward (MARS in AQ), while the top-down CAP world has been continuing on its old dead-end track (for the time being…). The Old Empire expires.

The main effects of MARS in AQ were its meeting & passing of SATURN and its square with AQ Ruler URANUS, right at the onset, March 31 – Apr 7 (also day of the LI-AR SuperMoon). Actions motivated by fighting / asserting authority, defiance, liberation, waking up / shaking up Humanity.

How are Men in Society (MARS in AQ) changing? Well, they are, as the Times they are a-changing, the CAP top-down Patriarchy looses its power, and forces of Transformation sweep up the shadow (massively lately – JUPITER / PLUTO) to repurpose and regenerate the energy.

 

How do we carry the energy forward, with MARS now (until June 27) in PISCES, before the Warrior Archetype emerges in ARIES where it’ll be for a loooong time (until Jan 7, 2021, incl. its retro phase Sept 9 – Nov 13)!?

Looks like it’s about release and reconnection in preparation for the bold new beginnings in ARIES (also as the JUPITER – SATURN alignment on the first degree of AQ will be at Winter Solstice 2020 – marking the beginning of a new 20-year socio-political-economic cycle).

The AQ – PI cusp where MARS is on now is about Synergy / “We’re all in this together”.
What are the vibes in groups and in humanity?
Well, obviously, after the distancing / isolation weeks & months, and as Spring is in full bloom & warmth is in the Air, people desire to connect again.
And yes, anger has been building up, fueled by a soup of collective thoughts (AQ) and emotions (PI). Its needs an effective outlet (rather than just ‘free floating’ in the social media – an AQ / PI thing-that-is).
Rather than just venting with others what you’re angry about – what DO you want? And what CAN you already do about it now?

 

MARS in PISCES is cosmically synch’ed with the VENUS Retro phase in GEMINI – both started on May 12, and go until June 24 / 27.
As we alchemize polarities in ourselves, and from being in healthy Self Love & Self Value, we attract genuinely – VENUS retro in GEM.
Simultaneously, we’re also releasing (PI) energies that may be toxic and / or overwhelming. No one wants to ‘go under’.
From that place Re-Union energies on all levels are very supported now.
Looks like the VENUS – MARS dynamic culminates with their square on June 2 – almost coinciding with the ‘New Venus’ a day later.

 

Like Surfing or Dancing…

MARS in PISCES can be a wild and wonderful dance / surf / spa (tune in), or a crazy and chaotic ‘soup of energy’ (release with blessings). When we’re in synch the energy carries us and moves with ease. Seems like we’re getting tuned-up for this now, and are almost ‘pushed’ to tune in and go with the waves (vs. doing things the old and hard way of working / fighting with resistance / attachment).

The main activation of this MARS energy is the conjunction with NEPTUNE (which is in its own ruled sign PISCES 2012 – 2026).
The MARS – NEPTUNE contact will be on June 13.

Actively surfing the energy wave that’s available now. Tuning in & tuning up. Multi-D / unconditional connectedness in / as the ONE.

 

MARS Stirs up yet Unresolved Issues from MERCURY (incl. retro) in PISCES (Feb 3 – Apr 10)

What’s also striking about MARS in PISCES is that it goes over the realm of the Zodiac that MERCURY passed for a looooong time, Feb 3 – Apr 10 (incl. the MERCURY retro ‘back flip’ Feb 16 – March 9, and the meeting of MERCURY with NEPTUNE, on Apr 3) – which was quite the time for global confusion and chaos. MERCURY is usually 3 weeks in a sign – that phase was practically 9 1/2 weeks.

Wondering (and am sure I’m not the only one) what it had to do with missing / misleading, weirdly influenced & influential information (classic for M-r, esp. in PISCES where MERCURY is best suited for engaging in Buddha Mind / No-Mind, or imaginative endeavours like writing poetry, novels, movies, playing music, etc. but not for making well-informed responsible governmental decisions.
Interesting that influence, influenza, influencers all have the same root – and influencing is a MERCURY in PISCES phenomenon.

So, let’s hope MARS in PISCES will burst some bubbles and stir up that residual fog – so that we can move forward freshly from there, when MARS emerges in ARIES end of June.

 

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

Which Transit Combos are up with MARS in PISCES?

Check out the Cosmic Activation MARS brings into the mix / Astro Weather, as it contacts these other Planets.

Rule of thumb, re: the dates below:
The energy is active / available during the whole week around the dates when it climaxes.
And the build-up time is usually stronger than the outflow phase.

 

MAY 12
MARS entered PISCES – and surfs in the Cosmic Waters of Oneness until June 27.
Could be still a contagious confusion ‘soup’ – yet the Warrior of Love releases toxicity, connects the dots, and connects in the ONE.

 

Island Rhythm – Healing Mandalas calendar

MAY 14
The freshly immersed PISCES MOON meets MARS –
An Initiation into BEING…


The PISCES MOON vibe rolls out through Sunday morning (May 17).

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 that I’m just listening to while writing…) and follow the flow of natural energy.
No need to ‘go by the plan’, rather be flexible and see what the World shows you and who contacts you / you feel called to re-connect with
(also compliments VENUS now retro in GEMINI).
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.

 

MAY 24
MARS in PI sextiles URANUS in TAU
Being in the Flow & EmBodying Freedom

 

JUNE 2 – Day before the ‘New Venus’ (June 3)
VENUS retro in GEM squares MARS in PI
Spring Dance of Re-connection in the ONE.

 

JUNE 6
The SUN in GEM squares MARS in PI
Bright, vibrant & fluid energy in the Air

 

JUNE 12
The MOON in PI meets MARS
Living in the Rhythm of the Ocean Momma.

 

JUNE 13
The central connection point of MARS in PI – its meeting with NEPTUNE (which has been building up in June)
Relax, adapt, surrender, be unattached, ‘roll with things’ – surf what-IS and let go what’s not conducive…

 

JUNE 18 – 20 (Day of the Summer Solstice ‘Ring of Fire’ Annular Solar ‘Seed’ Eclipse!)
MARS in PI in sextile with PLUTO & JUPITER, both retro in CAP (and these two unite for the 2nd time on June 29 in this year of Grand Reveal, and Big Transformation – 1st was Apr 4, 3rd will be Nov 12).
The energy of Unity – beyond old ‘matrix’ and even beyond transforming ‘vertical’ hierarchy. 

 

JUNE 27
MARS emerges out of the Piscean Waters freshly into its ruled ARIES domain to start the Summer with renewed energy and zest.
MARS will be in ARIES for 6 1/2 months! – until Jan 7 – incl its retro phase Sept 9 – Nov 13.
More about MARS for a loooong time in ARIES & MARS Retro in ARIES 2020 in an upcoming ASTRO~NEWS blog post – stay tuned.

 

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 them a boost to go for what you want – or rather what the Universe wants you to do and show up as.

 

For all of us, the area of life related to the PISCES House in our chart also gets activated to come alive.

Where in your chart is PISCES?

Neptune Rules Pisces.
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

Our PISCES House/s – we all have one (or two)is the area of life where we’ll get activated by the MARS Effect:


That’s where it’s all about surrender, openness, adaptability, letting the ego go out of the way, and being ONE with / as the Universe.

 

MARS freshly in PISCES in your… House brings new energy into these areas of your life.

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House:
You in Your Local Environment

4th House:
You and 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.

 

Ride the Cosmic Waves of Oneness with MARS in PISCES –
And on-going Blessings for VENUS Retro simultaneously (May 12 – June 24)!

Light & Love!
Melanie

 

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MARS in SCORPIO (Nov 18 – Jan 3): Intense Stirring, Clearing, and Spiritual Mobilization

9 Nov

Hi Cosmic & Magical Beings!

Enough fence sitting already – Time to get into THIS!

Misty Beach Creatures – Photo by Melanie

 

We’re already well into SCORPIO – what’s going on?

Well, MARS is still in LIBRA!

But not for much longer… Feeling it kicking in?

On Nov 18, MARS makes its move from fair & weighing LIBRA into magical-transformational SCORPIO where it’ll stir things up and work them through, until Jan 3.

…while mist & fog is settling in these days, here on the West Coast and it looks like the Scorpionic rain & storm season is on the horizon.

MARS’s crossing over the ‘Tipping Point’ from LIBRA to SCORPIO can be quite the catalyst for shifts and changes we’ve been waiting for, and we’ll get more oomph to go into.

MARS is also better placed in SCORPIO than in LIBRA where it’s been hanging out since Oct 3.
Aiming for negotiation (LIBRA) was often frustrated, since the negotiators could have been too much ‘in for themselves’ (MARS), or, on a personal level, one’s ego (MARS) could have been too involved in decision making and choosing (LIBRA), or one could have invested a lot of energy (MARS) in a dilemma (LIBRA) between self assertion (MARS) vs. doing it ‘for them’ / only if everyone’s on board (LIBRA).

With MARS in SCORPIO we’re more likely to ‘just dive in’, and what’s coming up now for processing can move us deeply, and gets things moving!
Which can be 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’. 
Yet the point (as typically with SCORPIO) is to not get ‘stuck in the dark’ but move all the way through the swamp and the magic, and come out on the other end, transformed and empowered.

 

Uhhh, MARS in SCORPIO is one of the parcels under the astrological Christmas Eclipse Tree?!
Yep, there will be an exact New Moon / Partial Solar Eclipse ON Dec 25! – Quite the ‘light switch’ & end of an era – no more buying(!) into the old paradigm, and re-set into the core of Light Returning.

Well, 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 (and if they are that sets up an interesting sub-plot)…
SCORPIO stirs up and scrubs the bottom of the pot, can bring us to our knees, and into deep well-covered psychological layers that we usually avoid.
The Soul has its way with us…
I.o.w., MARS in SCORPIO can be a spiritual mobilization. 

 

Markers in the Martian Journey in SCORPIO 

Right at the beginning, MARS goes into quincunx with CHIRON retro in (MARS ruled) ARIES, and into opposition with URANUS retro in TAU, between Nov 21 – 24.
How can we show up in new raw and somewhat ‘scary’ but healing ways, as we create more intimacy and depth? And how do we welcome & move into breakthroughs that are ‘ripe’ to show up in physical, tangible ways as we embody freedom?

Way to (let?) go, and let separative and (self) destructive ego drives transform into freer ways of being – esp. as MARS contacts NEPTUNE & SATURN, between Dec 13 – 19.

Then on Dec 22, MARS goes into sextile with its ‘higher octave’ / transpersonal version PLUTO (ruler of SCO) nowa-years in CAP, where evolutionary regeneration demands working with time, resources and natural forces in a transformational way – BEING the Change that sustains rather than being on a collective suicide mission. 

That MARS – PLUTO contact right on Winter Solstice – leads over to TONs of CAPRICORN energy kicking / weighing in, and gearing up for the ‘grand day’ of Jan 12 – the epic / epochal conjunction of SATURN & PLUTO in CAP – the energetic expiry date of the ‘Old Empire’.
The released energy transforms into… commitment to be on Soul Purpose, doing deep Soul Work, showing up in Integrity, and deeply, truly bringing our Best to the table.

 

In its journey through SCORPIO, MARS will not just ‘witness’ / ‘mark’ but give oomph to a whole bunch of significant Cosmic Catalysts that ‘happen to happen’ during that period:

  • Nov 20: MERCURY in SCO goes direct again.
  • Nov 27: NEPTUNE in PISCES goes direct again.
  • Dec 2: JUPITER goes over the ‘Integrity Point’ from SAG into CAP (for 1 year).
  • Dec 11/12: Full Moon in GEM – SAG, with SATURN-VENUS-PLUTO in CAP.
  • Dec 12: CHIRON in (MARS ruled) ARIES goes direct.
  • Dec 25: ‘Christmas Eclipse’ – New Moon / Partial Solar Eclipse in CAP.

 

 

Now, let’s check out all the 

Cosmic Contacts of MARS in SCORPIO (Nov 18 – Jan 3) with other Planets

 

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot XV Devil’s Play
This deck features not the ‘Old Devil’ / polarized Evil-doer – but the Archetype that mixes things up, puts up a mask, shows us the shadow and provokes the old order – as the irreverent Goat steps over the Ring of Saturn.
Goes with MARS in SCORPIO in combo with SATURN / PLUTO in CAP.

NOV 21
MARS in early SCO in quincunx with CHIRON retro / stat. in (MARS ruled) ARIES.
How can we show up in new raw and somewhat ‘scary’ but healing ways, as we create more intimacy and depth?

NOV 24
MARS in early SCO opposes URANUS retro in early TAU.
Let’s welcome & move into breakthroughs that are ‘ripe’ to show up in physical, tangible ways as we embody freedom!
And yeah, you might feel the impulse of breaking free from and transform what keeps you stuck.


DEC 3
VENUS in mid-CAP (Nov 25 – Dec 19) in sextile with MARS in SCO.
A Love that never gets old, only goes deeper and more intimate.

 

DEC 13
MARS in mid-SCO in Water Trine with stationary NEPTUNE (goes direct Nov 27) in PISCES.
Time to process and let go of self-sabotaging ego drives, and dive into connectedness in the All.


DEC 19
MARS in mid- to end of SCO in sextile with SATURN in CAP.
Timely clearing and diving into what matters most.

 

DEC 22
MARS in late SCO in sextile with PLUTO (Ruler of SCO) in late CAP.
Evolutionary regeneration: Working with time, resources and natural forces in a transformational way – BEING the Change that sustains.

JAN 3
MARS goes over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO into SAG.
Burning off the transformed, and Rising from the Heart.

 

 

Where is MARS’s Deep Dive into SCORPIO happening in Your Chart & Life?

As you read this maybe you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in SCORPIO?
Then there’s more to MARS’s visit in SCO, since ‘he’ also activates your Scorpionic Archetypes.
They get a boost of energy – to dive into the Heart of the Matter – where your passion & power might have been ‘under wraps’.

And for all of us, whichever House/s SCORPIO inhabits in our birth chart is the Transformational Cauldron – in the area of Life that can uncover its secrets, hidden agenda & hidden treasures.

(Always, but esp. nowadays) a good time to access Magic and Mystery (without getting ‘lost in the dark’) and process what’s under the surface  – perhaps through pain into power.

 

Your SCORPIO Houses – we all have one (or two) – and the MARS Effect / Medicine:

 

1st House
How You show up
Mysterious, magical, magnetic (and scary to some people)
Don’t hide – come out of your closet, and be the provocateur.

 

2nd House
What you have and Value
The power to affect others deeply and the power to change
Show us your gifts in disguise!

 

3rd House
Your ‘Relatives’ and Environment
Under cover agents or hard core of Magical Beings – and of course plenty of muggles in the neighbourhood?
Rather than stirring up some s**t, learn some tricks from each other, and be the Warrior of Love who goes where only Angels tread.

 

4th House
Your Home & Family
A magical place & regenerative Spa (or a skeleton in every closet and drawer)
Time for a brave purge – good to move the energy and give away
(MARS / NEPTUNE)?
Time to pro-actively connect with family. Never mind conflict that might show up – processing material that-is.

 

5th House
Your Creativity
You’re an alchemist – a juicy time to dig in and put energy and passion into new synergies.

 

6th House
Your Work, Health, and Lifestyle
Time for a cleanse, and to approach new work connections – it can change you and them.

 

7th House
Your Significant Others
The Magic of Love and Attraction.
Do you attract ‘opponents’ or sexy ‘oh-so-different’ ones who provoke and intrigue you? In any case they stir things up. Process rather than fight them / it.

 

8th House
Your deep Involvement and Transformations –
Time to courageously dive in and through.

 

9th House
Your Path, Travels and Worldviews
Go to deep and magical places…

 

10th House
Your Calling and ‘Public Self’
Being a catalyst for change – that’s why people are coming to you now.

 

11th House
Your Community and Friends –
Taboo free & transformational zone. Actively do things together that change the World.

 

12th House
Your Oneness with ALL –
The Big Mystery.
Stirred up dreams and altered states. Processing what’s going on in the Collective-as-in-You?

 

Blessings to all of us for a magical and passionately transformational Finale of 2019, with MARS in SCORPIO, and all the other ‘Cosmic Players’!

 

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Strength in Self Alignment & Service – MARS in VIRGO (Aug 17 – Oct 3)

15 Aug

Howzit going, with the Roaring Summer?

Has MARS in LEO heated up your Life, ignited your Passion and Confidence, and added Ooomph?
Here’s in review the recent / current Martian Summer Weather since July 1.


Now comes a Martian shift, from fiery LEO to earthy VIRGO, helping us to ‘harvest’ and practically ‘apply’ the super charged heat of the SUMMER!

MARS has been travelling close to the SUN since July, culminating with both in hot LEO end of July to mid-August, and MERCURY & VENUS also joining the Royal Entourage.
What a HOT Summer, energetically and literally… 

VIRGO initiates us into healthy practice and alignment with our cosmic assignment.
MARS will be in VIRGO from Aug 16 until Oct 2 –
To put Love & Confidence into Competence & Service. To actively discern, and even assert, what works for us and what doesn’t, and to work diligently on what we’re passionate about.

STRENGTH, and working with what we LOVE, are key assignments / alignments for the LEO – VIRGO cusp.

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Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card IX Strength – Crystal activation & Photo by Melanie

What is real Strength?

Here is an excerpt of the Voyager Tarot book for XI Strength:

“As Leo the Lion, symbolic of rulership, Strength represents the law of self-dominion. Strength is the free and controlled total expression of your being.

As symbolized by the headrest Shu – Egyptian god of the air who brought order out of chaos – maintain dominion over your mind.

The pool of fiery water symbolizes your emotional control. The hand on the Lion’s face represents dominion over your physical and animal lusts and appetites. The Parthenon is a symbol of your mastery over your worldly life.

Your supportive, non-possessive hands represent the freedom of expression you give to your attributes. Like the singing bird and blossoming flower, don’t be afraid to declare yourself and show your colours. Have the courage of the Lion to be yourself.

Like the half-human, half-animal face, you can put on many masks. Be versatile, a player of many roles. As the fragile but strong egg and butterfly, express yourself in the yin and yang. Strength is living in full accord with the undiluted multiplicity of your spirit.”

 

MARS, once fully in VIRGO, and activated with the VIRGO New MOON on AUG 30, calls us to give energy to healthy & helpful activities, to engage in health / wellness related activism, and to do what’s in alignment with our own wholeness and wellness.
After all, only when we’re well can we help others.
And it’s also a good energy to develop useful and helpful modalities and techniques – incl. skills to deal with conflict.

 

Let’s check out the 

Cosmic Contacts of MARS in VIRGO with other Planets –

…to work optimally with these Energy Combos a la VIRGO.
They show up in three phases:


AUG 24 – 28

MARS freshly in VIRGO is met by VENUS (Aug 24), goes into quincunx with CHIRON retro in ARIES (Aug 25) and into Earth Trine with URANUS retro in TAU (Aug 28).
Doing what you love and what’s in alignment / integrity for you might require asserting this ‘new YOU’ bravely to the world. Very healing and liberating. Allow your body and its sensations to be your ally in this, and embody Freedom.

 

AUG 30 – SEPT 3
The New Moon in VIRGO on Aug 30 comes with MARS. The SUN & MERCURY meet and pass MARS on Sept 2 / 3.
Planting the seed for the New You, in wellness and conscious alignment with what works for you. Communicating passionately about what serves you and how you want to serve.

 

SEPT 8 – 19
The core phase of MARS in VIRGO, when it goes into alignments with several slower moving Planets:
Into Earth Trine with SATURN retro / stat in CAP (Sept 8), into square with JUPITER in SAG (Sept 12), and into opposition with NEPTUNE retro in in PISCES (Sept 13) while VENUS & MERCURY will both go out of VIRGO on Sept 14. Lastly, MARS goes into another Earth Trine with PLUTO retro in CAP on Sept 19.

Quite the initiation into what it means to be in solid integrity and have boundaries, while also in gratitude, abundance consciousness, and to surf the waves of Life. Know you can always retreat into your ‘Soul Cave’ and come out clearer as to what needs to be done.

 

OCT 3
MARS goes into LIBRA (until Nov 18).
Make sure you take care of your own inner balance first before negotiating / asserting fairness and balance with others and in the world.

 

Crafty & Beautifully Tiled Staircase in San Francisco

 

How does MARS in VIRGO affect you, and how can you work best with this energy?

VIRGO questions…

Your SUN, MOON or Planets in VIRGO get a boost of energy – to do what you’re here to do!

And for all of us, wherever VIRGO is in our birth chart this is the area of life to get into gears and get the job done.

1st house:
How you show up.
Work out & work on your Wellness!

2nd house:
What you have and value –
Work on Your Business!

3rd house:
Your Environment –
Join the busy buzz in the City!

4th house:
Your Home –
Perfect time for Home improvement projects!

5th house:
Your Creativity –
How about learning new Skills?

6th house:
Your Work, Health, and Lifestyle –
A good time to establish healthy routines, and start physical exercises.

7th house:
Your significant Others –
Is your relationship healthy and functional? If not you gotta address it.

8th house:
Your deep Involvement and Transformations –
Do you have the desire to analyze what’s going on under the surface? Purging is healthy.

9th house:
Your Travels and Worldviews –
Travel for work and / or wellness!

10th house:
Your calling and purpose –
Service – and to make the World a better place.

11th house:
Your Community –
Collaboration is key.

12th house:
Your Oneness with ALL –
Nothing needs to be done / the business of Isness…
Allow for a change of vibration – from complicated into ease.

 

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MARS into LEO (July 1 – Aug 17): Play Time – Show Time – Heart Time… a Roaring Summer!

1 Jul

Hey Cosmic Friends,

Feeling like Play Play Play?
And like Roaring too?!

MARS just crossed the ‘Creativity Point’ (as I call it) from CANCER to LEO today, July 1, yayyy!
And guess what?
Fiery LEO is a better playground for MARS than sensitive CANCER in the last weeks since mid-May (see blog post in review) where it might have gotten a bit ‘claustrophobic’ for the Martian journey – the ‘Warrior’ Archetype needed some active outlets in the fields of caring, self care, and perhaps literally indoor / home action / work (rather than anger and home violence even).
Did you do some Spring / early Summer cleaning and purging, and ride the cosmic waves of MARS – SATURN – PLUTO mid-June?
I did, in a big basement clearing project. Feeling literally lighter and relieved now.

YEP, double fiery now, with fiery MARS in fiery LEO, until Aug 17. A sizzling Summer.
Maybe also more dry / drought / wildfire scenarios, sadly…
MERCURY is now also in LEO – to go retro from July 7 on.
More LEO Fire to come soon: The SUN will LEO on July 22, VENUS on July 27, and the New Moon in LEO to follow, on July 31 – definitely a ‘Hot Spot’ time end of July!

First things first:

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Today’s
MARS shift into LEO gives a boost of strength and confidence.
LEO seems like a fun and dynamic place for MARS to be in, and can nicely heat up the Summer with renewed passion. Caramba!

It brings out the macho or macha in us who wants to strut, play, and dance, and show his / her colours. An originally creative impulse is certainly fun, yet it can easily turn into ego gratification drives. Watch out for those.
MERCURY retro helps keep them in check…

 

Let’s check out the 

Cosmic Contacts of MARS in LEO with other Planetary Players –

…to use the Energy Combos optimally:


JULY 8

MERCURY freshly retro in early LEO meets MARS.
Having fun and showing it is cool. Bragging and beating others over the head with how ‘great’ you are is likely an over-compensation.

 

JULY 11
MARS in early LEO in Fire Trine with CHIRON freshly retro in ARIES, and in square with URANUS in early TAU.
Bravely showing up and stepping into the New World may sound scary-crazy for our ‘status quo’ yet is also liberating. How about experimentation? You don’t have to stay with it – just try it on!

 

JULY 25
MARS in LEO in Fire Trine with JUPITER retro / stat in SAG.
Full speed ahead! Go for what your Heart’s desires!

 

JULY 26
MARS in LEO quincunx SATURN retro in CAP.
Coordinating passion with practical planning 🙂

 

JULY 30
MARS in LEO in quincunx with NEPTUNE retro in PI.
Know what You want, yet allow the Universe to arrange things for the Highest Good of All!

 

AUG 4
MARS in LEO in quincunx with PLUTO retro in CAP.
Let your personal will and Higher Power work in unison.
Tap into true Strength.

 

AUG 17
MARS activates the ‘Sphinx Point’ and goes into VIRGO.
Do what you love, help others with it, and be self sufficient with it.

 

 

MARS in LEO until mid-Aug activates for you as part of one of the LEO ‘mini generations’…:

  • PLUTO (for the PLUTO in LEO boomers, born June 1939 – Aug 1957):
    Could get a bit intense if you run into power conflicts with others.
    Rather use the energy to bravely check in what’s going on in deeper, core issues, and why there is such a charge around being important, being seen and loved?

  • SATURN (for the 3 generations with SATURN in LEO, born Aug 1946 – Sept 1948; Sept – Dec 1975 + June 1976 – July 1978; July 2005 – Aug 2007):
    Where you might ‘usually’ experience limitations, reservations, or even fear of expressing yourself freely MARS kicks ass, and says: Just do it!

  • And for all of us with LEO AC, SUN, MOON, or Purrrsonal Planets in LEO, MARS gives a boost of energy, and can make you feel bolder. Put yourself out there!

 

I trust your creativity sky-rockets, and you are super inspired these days – straight from the Heart. Show your Colours. Be YOU!
Access the strong & solid LEO warmth-of-Heart, and creative Power in the area of life where LEO is in your chart!

 

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1st house:
How you show up. Celebrate and BE Yourself!

2nd house:
What you have and value – Own Your Radiance!

3rd house:
Your environment – Celebrate in the City!

4th house:
Your home – Be the King or Queen – and generous Host/ess!

5th house:
Your creativity – You’re the HEART-ist!

6th house:
Your work and health – A warm Heart is the best health insurance, and good for your business too 🙂

7th house:
Your significant others – they are special, as is your relationship!

8th house:
Your deep involvement and transformations – perhaps from ego investment into the pure heart?

9th house:
Your travels and worldviews – Travel with joy, and put your creations out there!

10th house:
Your calling and purpose – is LOVE!

11th house:
Your community – A Celebration! Where everyone’s a Star.

12th house:
Your oneness with ALL – the ‘Real Gold’…

 

And remember the overall / all-time LEO Motto:
Live Life Lovingly!

 

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MARS in CANCER (May 15 – July 1): Homeward Bound-Unbound

10 May

Dear Astro Friends,

May 15’s the day:
Not only will VENUS enter TAURUS (
see VENUS article).
Also MARS will enter CANCER the same day.
A 2-year cycle (MARS was the last time in CANCER June / July 2017).

While VENUS is at home in TAURUS, MARS isn’t per se so comfortable in CANCER.
Why is CANCER traditionally the least favoured sign for the Warrior Archetype?

And how can we best navigate with that energy?

MARS is natural in straight-forward ARIES (where it was early this year, with NO Planets retro – remember? or did it go by like a whoosh, a la MARS in ARIES?), and it’s exalted (extra strong) in CAP where the energy can express in consistent, persevering, accomplishment & goal oriented ways.

CANCER doesn’t move linear and up (like the CAP ‘mountain goat’) but rhythmic and cyclical, goes sideways, needs to backtrack, and sometimes naturally goes 2 steps forward, 1 step back (into the safe ‘shell’ to integrate the experiences emotionally), is always close to the water, sensitive and empathetic.
Plus: one’s motivation and energy depend on moods and feelings.

It’s the sign of Mother-Child after all, ruled by the MOON.

MARS in CANCER can bring up lots of emotions with and in men, fathers, men in the family, men who feel like family…

 

So let’s be gentle with ourselves and others, and notice when we’d tend to take our feelings or unmet needs out on others. MARS in CAN has the potential for emotional conflict, and conflicts at home and with family – which may come up to clear the air as an expression of perhaps a fearfully restrained and repressed unhealthy situation a la MARS opp. SATURN / PLUTO / SN in CAP. But it can also go around and around…
A redeeming grace comes from going into relationship with the Inner Elder and Spirit Elders (SATURN / PLUTO in CAP). How would they show up, and what would they do here?

 

The 13 Indigenous Grandmothers – Reminding us of the Next Seven Generations…

 

 

Let’s channel the MARS in CANCER energy into

…sharing our authentic feelings with each other (MARS in CANCER square CHIRON in the MARS sign ARIES), rather than holding them in a la SATURN / PLUTO in CAP.

…being passionate about our Home Planet – Mother Earth who keeps on nurturing and sustaining us.

…being protective and standing up for our feelings and needs, our Family, the Human Family, and the Family of all Living Beings.

It’s also a beautiful energy for Honouring the Dads (not only on Father’s Day)!

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

 

So yes, homeward bound is MARS in CANCER.
Yet also unbound – since it’s also the energy of cutting the umbilical chord to what has kept us connected and fed us emotionally in some ways – while it’s not a reality anymore
(says SATURN / PLUTO in CAP).
And NEPTUNE may add: The cosmic umbilical chord is always feeding us.
MARS’s major transits (coming up mid-June) are its trine with NEPTUNE in PI, and its opposition to SATURN / PLUTO in CAP.

We live in times of deep change, and what used to feel family-ar and gave us a sense of belonging might not be anymore – which can cause grief, or liberation, or the whole spectrum of emotions…
Time to let go…. which can be hard, yet a gift in itself, says NEPTUNE in PISCES, in Water Trine with MARS, and very prominent in June, as it’s in slow-station, to go retro on June 21, plus: we see the 2nd  square from JUPITER in SAG and the second sextile from SATURN in CAP to NEPTUNE in PI (with all 3 Planets in their natural sign) on June 16 – 18 – a very concentrated phase while MARS is in CANCER.
Wisdom and clearing comes from letting go…

 

So here’s the

Calendar of MARS contacts with other Planetary Archetypes while in CANCER:

Major markers are May 22 / 23, June 4 – 6, and June 13 – 19.

Good to know: MERCURY will be also in CANCER June 4 – 26.

Voyager Tarot card VII – Chariot. Find your vehicle, be the relaxed charioteer, and move with the Home on your back…

MAY 15
MARS enters CANCER for its watery journey until July 1.
Homeward Bound-Unbound.

 

MAY 22 / 23
MARS sextiles URANUS in TAU, and squares CHIRON in ARIES (ruled by MARS)
EmBody Freedom, and find the Medicine of being authentic and true to what you feel.

 

JUNE 4 – 6
MERCURY enters CANCER (until June 26).
The MOON in CANCER activates MARS, and ‘simulates’ the contacts of MARS 2 weeks later:
A Water trine to NEPTUNE in PI, opposes SATURN retro / the Lunar South Node / PLUTO retro in CAP.
Tuning into and sharing our deep feelings and needs.
Where does letting go come in, and how can the Inner & Spirit Elders support and sustain us?

 

JUNE 13 / 14
MARS goes into Water trine with stationary NEPTUNE in PI, opposes SATURN retro and the SN in CAP, and goes into quincunx with JUPITER retro in SAG.
Wisdom and clearing comes from forgiving and letting go of the Old (incl old judgments, resentment, and karmic patterns that keep us separate).

 

JUNE 18 / 19
MERCURY in CAN meets MARS, and MARS opposes PLUTO retro in CAP.
Rather than engaging in personalized power dynamics or taking out your emotional frustration on others, see the deeper underlying, perhaps historically ‘inherited’ core themes on the bottom of it all, and meet those bravely. It might appear acute but you’ll have more time to process.
Purging and clearing actions on all levels very supported.
All about freedom and letting go…

 

Mid-to-end-of-June will be a very concentrated NEPTUNian phase:

  • June 16: JUPITER retro in SAG squares stat. NEPTUNE in PI (# 2 of 3 this year).
  • June 18: SATURN retro in CAP sextiles stat. NEPTUNE in PI (# 2 of 3 this year).
  • June 21: NEPTUNE goes retro 

…with MARS involved in this, perhaps as the stirrer-upper, perhaps as the activist of love and true connection… beyond foggy scenarios.

 

Where in your chart is CANCER?

That’s where you long to belong, and where your feelings get evoked, and family themes come up.

MARS freshly in CANCER in your… House stirs up and energizes these areas of your Life.
Channel the Energy instead of into emotional / family conflict into passionate action – relating to…

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House:
You in Your Local Environment

4th House:
You and 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.

 

Blessings to us all, for channeling the MARS in CANCER energy into expressing your feelings authentically, and finding your True Home!

 

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MARS in GEMINI (March 30 – May 15) – Find Your Voice, and Speak Up!

3 Apr

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Reader,

A few days ‘delayed’ – my Astro~Weather Report & Medicine ‘prescription’ for MARS in GEMINI.
Gosh, so much going on here already – got the perfect ‘excuse’, with MARS in GEMINI & MERCURY ‘storm’ – since last weekend:

So. Here it is.
Bold MARS entered GEMINI on March 30, and is now flying through the ‘lightest’ Zodiac vibration until May 15!

In its 2-year cycle, MARS hasn’t been in GEMINI since Spring 2017.

Had several consults with GEMINI activated clients in the last while.
And a variety of dynamic dances of ideas, conversations, and invigorating visits / outings with friends in the lands of Spring – a fabulous initiation for MARS’s journey. A breath (or many) of fresh AIR.
Hope you resonate with your MARS in GEMINI experiences thus far!

 

Bright Freshness – Photo by Melanie

Not only is MARS now in GEMINI, also the GEMINI Ruler MERCURY has been doing its retro-to-direct ‘U-Turn’ on March 28, and leaves the post-retro ‘storm’ on April 6.

And, we’re coming into the ARIES (ruled by MARS) NEW MOON energy!
The NEW MOON will be exactly at 1:50 am PDT on April 5.

Plus, on April 16, MERCURY (ruler of GEMINI) will go into ARIES (ruled by MARS), until May 6.
During that phase, MARS & MERCURY will be in each others’ Zodiac signs a.k.a. in ‘mutual reception’.

Which all reinforces their shared themes…
…and has the effect that 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!

The early-to-mid Spring atmosphere has quite a MERCURY / MARS and ARIES / GEMINI fragrance:
New (AR) ideas, contacts, interests, learning, conversations (GEM).
Stirred up / provoked / stimulated / sharp (MARS) thoughts (MERCURY).
Aggressive / assertive / argumentative / ego-driven arguments can pop up now too.
Speaking UP does really come up.
What is it you think the World or your circle of influence should know about?

 

The Two and the Many, Bright & Bold – Photo by Melanie

Better to channel the fierce mental-physical energy of the GEMINI Warrior into fresh, bold, animated youthful curiosity, the desire to learn (esp. languages), reading & writing something that you’re passionate about.

And into pro-actively getting in touch (yep, send them a message, phone them up!) with people whom you’d like to talk to, and perhaps cook up some Alchemy together.


And so important – esp, when ‘mind attacks’ get you:
Breathing, breathing, breathing with the Energy!

Physical GEMINI activities like cycling, tennis matches, multi-juggling buzzing bee energy are also apropos…

Well: Fairies would just fly….
Loved what a friend said : “When you walk or cycle the ‘idea fairies’ can be with you.”
So true, new ideas come to me too when moving in nature w/o motor involved.

 

Mercury Rules Gemini.
Interchange and alchemical union of ‘opposites’
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

GEMINI is the Alchemist of Polarities and Dualities.
The Yin & Yang, Feminine & Masculine, united in the evolved GEMINI into the ‘Phoenix’ (see painting by Johfra Bosschart) – or was it the Unicorn (just kidding)?
Yep, GEM has always more to add and comment on (just demo’ing, lol).

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:

 

The first contact was actually this evening
APRIL 3

MARS in GEM sextile CHIRON in AR.
Give Voice to your Healing. Being raw and vulnerable comes with it.

 

APRIL 16
MERCURY enters ARIES – mutual reception with MARS in GEM – until MAY 6.
Channel the fierce mental-physical energy of the GEMINI Warrior into fresh, bold, animated youthful curiosity. Speak UP, and buzz around at your heart’s desire.

 

No contacts from / to MARS with other Planetary Archetypes until:
APRIL 27
MARS in GEM square NEPTUNE in PISCES.
Actively inquire into the Oneness of ALL.
Ask good questions, and start a conversation where your tendency might be overwhelm, escapism, addiction, a sense of victimhood.
Learn about what’s going on when this ‘happens’, and notice how we can all resonate.

 

MAY 1 / 5
MARS in GEM in quincunx with SATURN & PLUTO stationary / retro in CAP.
A ‘weird’ yet interesting encounter between the ever curious Learner and Questioner who likes the stimuli of newness, and the calm, quiet, and stoic Sage who’s ‘seen it all’ and has nowhere to go but deep within.
Are you ‘playing out’ one or the other, or interchangeably? Both are IN you.

 

MAY 5
MARS in GEM opposite JUPITER retro in SAG (close to the Galactic Centre).
Be true to your inner Heart Path, and let them know (doesn’t have to turn into an argument – watch your tongue). Sooo many avenues to, and in fact IN Truth and Freedom! Live and let live….
Also a great vibe for explorations and adventures that involve learning, long distance travel, and the outdoors.

 

Finally, in the GEM journey, on
MAY 14
VENUS in (MARS ruled) ARIES will sextile MARS in GEM
(before they both shift into the next Zodiac signs of TAU / CAN the day after).
Happy end of the MARS in GEM journey? Definitely an energized and dynamic one:
Being out there and taking initiative can be quite casual and conversational – fast & easy, no big deal, yet joyful in the moment. I.o.w. talking people up, bantering, keeping things fresh, and learning new things as we go keeps us young at Heart.

 

Star Magnolia Dance – Photo by Melanie

 

MARS in GEMINI transiting your… House in the next weeks energizes and activates these areas of your Life:

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.

 

 

Wishing you a Vibrant, Inspired Flight through early to mid-Spring,
with MARS in GEMINI!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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:

 

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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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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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February 2 – 22

 

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…via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:

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

 

 

SAG New Moon with Jupiter (Dec 6 / 7) square Mars / Neptune: Surfing & Surrendering, and Trusting the Heart Journey…

1 Dec

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Friend,

How’s it going and rolling thus far, in the SAG season (since Nov 22), and with JUPITER now (since Nov 8, and for 12 more months) in SAG?

Lots of us are still in SCO-to-SAG PHOENIX transition mode, burning off a lot of intensity that’s been bubbling up and become too obvious to ignore, with JUPITER in SCO (Oct 2017 – Nov 2018), in the recent SCO-to-SAG Season.

Plus, MERCURY retro (Nov 16 – Dec 6) cruises back and forth 3x(!) over the PHOENIX Point as well…(the days round Oct 30, Dec 1, Dec 12).

As MERCURY just re-entered SCO (Dec 1 – 12), we’re called to go into the depth of our thoughts and feelings, and deeper / more intimately into  communicative exchange with others – and re-trieve ‘treasures in the dark’ (maybe at places we’ve avoided).

 

MERCURY retro now back in SCORPIO…
…turns our memories to people, places, language, and intimate connections that have been ‘under wraps’ or on the back burner – until we remember what it’s like and how it touches us to talk with them or think / talk about these things.
Follow the prompting and synchronicities that guide you together! 

Rolling through a dark SCO wave or diving into a dark calm lake has us meet and touch on those places we usually avoid. As scary as they seem – they show us (sometimes through extremes) what makes us feel truly human and alive. Of the same Earth, going back to the same Earth.

 

Deep knowing from an inner Scorpionic place brings us back to the Heart, and gives everything a whole different meaning and direction (SAG). Thus is the Transformation from heavy ‘lead’ to Heart Gold..

Sounds like this has to do with MERCURY’s ‘mission’ back through SCO (in its role as the Alchemist!), before fully rising in SAG on 12/12.
So let’s tune into the signs and messages, and how they can change us – if we let them in.

 

VENUS will dive into SCORPIO too – tomorrow Dec 2 until Jan 7:
How Deep is Your Love?

After making a choice – hopefully in freedom and autonomy (VENUS in late LI opposing URANUS in ARIES yesterday Nov 30) it’s time to lovingly dive into the change that this choice brings (SCO).

When we do it with the depth of our Heart we’re in a place where intimacy and magic can unfold, and we may feel carried by something bigger and powerful.

The dark-before-NEW MOON will be in dark SCO too (Mon – Wed Dec 3 – 5) – evoking deep emotional responses to what we’re going through, and facilitating transformation of what has been stuck or hidden, esp. in the fields of communication (MERCURY – what have you been hiding / not processed fully, etc?) and attractions / love / intimacy (VENUS).
Can be quite magic-all if we let it – and follow our M-r / SCO intuition and instinct.
Trust the Lunar Midwife for transformation!


The Scorpionic ALCHEMY that’s on now via MERCURY, VENUS, and the MOON – leading us to a higher level of Sagittarian freedom.

 

Towards the SAG New MOON with JUPITER

 

Light Beckoning – Photo by Melanie, Dec 2018

 

Jupiter Rules Sagittarius –Painting by Johfra Bosschart

As we’re moving towards the time of longest darkness (Northern Hemisphere) SAGITTARIUS initiates us into the Inner Light:

The Heart lantern shines on our path (as the Hermit’s
in the SAG painting…). The Advent candle lights celebrate the trust in the daylight and Christ light returning, the trust in the birth of the Divine Son at Christmas / Re-birth of the Sun at Winter Solstice.

Where is it going?
Where are we going?

And equally important:
Where do we ‘come from’, as we move in a certain direction / are on our Path?

Are we in Body-Mind-Heart-Spirit alignment in our movement, not on a guilt trip (Centaur, carrying the goat skin on his shoulder as a reminder), aiming high, divinely ignited (Zeus’s thunderbolt igniting the SAG arrow)?

The Scorpionic ‘Dark Moon’ incubation phase (with MERCURY, VENUS, and the MOON) can help us process and prepare, before the Journey with / in the SAG NEW MOON phase begins which also initiates JUPITER more fully into SAG.

 

Let’s see how the

SAG New Moon shows up, and what she shows us, with her ‘birth chart:

From the West Coast perspective, the New Moon will be on Dec 6 at 11:20 pm PST – from MST on eastward, it will be Dec 7 already.

 

 

So, here’s the MOON having passed JUPITER (at 6:31 am PST on Dec 6), and meeting the SUN in mid-SAG:
A BIG New MOON – birthing and blessing the Heart Truth and its Gifts (JUPITER in SAG).

…while the SUN / MOON union squares the MARS / NEPTUNE union in PI (which in itself is a rare alignment – only comes every 2 years, exact on Dec 7).

Lots of movement and flow…
Rather than feeding stories of overwhelm, disorientation and disappointment (which all could come up in this ‘SAG – PI cocktail’ too, or trying to push or stop the energetic waves (forget it!) let’s remember to surf them…
It’s literally a Go with the Flow vibe.
And to keep it Buddha-ful…

 

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


Let’s tune in, to see what else is going on in the watery world of PISCES, and how SAG brings the Spirit Fire to it:

MARS’s meeting with NEPTUNE in PI on Dec 7 happens on the day before…

CHIRON in late PI goes from retro to direct (Dec 8).

This watery cocktail is on in the first half of December, and calls for relaxing, surrendering, being open, flexible, adaptable, unattached, ‘rolling with things’, listening to the music, diving into an energy that feeds us, and surfing what-IS – very therapeutic.
…esp. in pre-Christmas times that can paradoxically get so hectic.

 

Centaur Chiron with the Wounding Arrow

The SAG NEW MOON ‘births’ CHIRON into forward motion (from Dec 8 on), after its yearly 5-months retro phase (since July 4).

CHIRON retro started this year from early ARIES, and went back into PISCES (where it’s been since 2010!) on Sept 25, cruising on the PI – AR ‘Emergence Point’ 2018 / 19:
Out of Oneness / Connectedness emerges a new beginning in authentic presence.
Its lower vibration is emergency and survival.

Have you experienced (perhaps old / re-curring) ‘wounding’ – and its Medicine! – through

  • …being either so immersed and overwhelmed that you lose yourself – and might have gotten wounded, to remind you of being more present and in natural me-first priority?
  • …or feeling disconnected, and perhaps going into compensations like addictions that ‘connect’ you yet take you out of presence, and found you need to show up again authentically – which can lead to healthier connections?
  • …or combinations / variations of the theme?


As the Piscean tide of CHIRON is turning we can more easily ‘surf the waves of Life’, express the Medicine we’ve re-ceived outwardly, and show up authentically
 (as CHIRON will fully go into ARIES from Feb 18, 2019 on).

And YES, you got it: CHIRON is a Centaur like SAG.
According to a version of the mythological CHIRON story, he transforms into SAG(!) as the culmination of his Hero’s / Healer’s / Teacher’s Journey.

There’s a natural inner connection between the SAG wisdom and inner Heart knowing that is re-initiated with the New MOON, and with CHIRON at the very end of PI / end of the Zodiac Journey:
Connection (PI) Heals (CHIRON), and ultimate Teaching (CHIRON) shows: ALL is Connected (PI). 
How does immersing in the ‘knowing Field’ affect your Heart and your Journey (SAG)?

 

Stationary CHIRON in late PI is also one of the points of contact in the Grand Water Trine, together with stationary MERCURY (going direct 10 hrs before the New Moon!) in late SCO / on the ‘Phoenix Point’, and the Lunar North Node in late CAN. 
Late (last 10 degrees) Water signs have a PISCES undertone – yes, more Piscean energy…
Let’s allow caring gentleness-in-oneness (late CAN NN) touch the place where we may come through deep-dive realizations of the nature of Mind (as in: thoughts and emotions) (MERCURY retro / stat in late SCO), and meet the Medicine of connecting in what’s always here – a unified field (CHIRON in late PI). It allows things to release, heal, and bring us back into natural flow.

 

The Lunar North Node in late CAN forms a square with VENUS (which was exact last week when ‘she’ was in late LI, and easing off as ‘she’ dives into SCO tomorrow Dec 2) and a square with URANUS retro in late AR (this one’s exact on Dec 2 / 3, and in effect Nov / Dec) – can you see the red T-square pointing to the North Node? 

The late CAN NN is quite a focal point as both the T-square and the Water Trine hinge on it.
A call for choices (VENUS on the LI – SCO ‘Tipping Point’) to be authentic (URANUS retro in late AR):
When we truly love ourselves, and come from the Consciousness of Love (supported by the ‘New VENUS’ post-retro) we don’t need to ‘rebel’ / run away / split / oppose ourselves to others, to be free.
Freedom arises through the Love that IS – and it (re)arranges relationships as needed.
‘Tipping’ into freedom AND depth – with gentleness and compassion – in awareness All is ONE (late CAN with PI undertone).

 

Phoenix

The NEW MOON in mid-SAG (which has a LEO undertone), together with JUPITER nearby, and Winged Messenger MERCURY coming out of retro at the end of SCO / on the ‘Phoenix Point’:
A call to tune into the Loving Heart, and trust the Journey as it unfolds, surf, fly, and all! ❤ 

 

May the Spirit of the Heart, Sagittarian Trust and Piscean Faith & Surrender bless our Journey with the SAG New Moon and beyond!


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 in December, 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 Dec 27

 

 

 

 

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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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.

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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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