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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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Happy LEO Times to y’all!

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Come on over in Victoria / come on in online via zoom to a customized Astro session.
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An Astro birthday session is a great self-gifting that many clients treat themselves to.

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Please find upcoming Astrology workshops, classes, Parlours, EmBody Astrology on July 11 – very much apropos MARS in LEO – as we express freely what shows up (no acting though!), as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. videos, on my FB Page:

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AQUARIUS New Moon on Feb 4 – Freedom for New Light!

2 Feb

Dear Astro~News Reader,

Uranus Rules Aquarius – Painting by Johfra Bosschart

The Days are getting longer, and the Light is coming in stronger…
AQUARUS brings Light, Prana, and fresh AIR.

And as the 2nd NEW MOON after WINTER SOLSTICE, the AQ NEW MOON also heralds the CHINESE NEW YEAR – the day after, on FEB 5 (see special CNY feature) –

When’s the AQ New MOON?
At 1:04 pm PST on FEB 4.
Nice date-time alignment 🙂

The AQ New MOON links up with MERCURY / LILITH, both also in AQ, and both being met by the MOON on that day too – see chart image below.
What does it mean to be in your ‘wild and free Nature’?
A wildly refreshing and liberating energy… like taking in new Prana and fresh AIR that connects us all…
…post the ‘rocky’ and heavy CAP vibes over weeks – which also showed
(via SATURN / PLUTO / South Node) where things are indeed ‘expiring’.

 

Voila – the Cosmic Map for the AQ NEW MOON

Quite striking:

A whole line-up of Planets, embracing the SUN & MOON union, are concentrated in the Zodiac Field from mid-SAG to end of ARIES – within 140° – with the North Node end of CANCER counter-balancing so much Winter-to-early Spring energy.
A planetary pattern called a ‘Basket’, with the NN being the basket ‘handle’.


And it’s quite unusual (very Aquarian in that sense) that presently there are 4 PLANETS in their own ruled ZODIAC signs:

MARS in ARIES (until Feb 14)
JUPITER in SAG (until Dec 2)
SATURN in CAP (until Dec 17, 2020)
NEPTUNE in PISCES (until 2026).

Plus, NO Planet is retro (until March 5 when MERCURY goes retro).

All in all, cosmic energy can move and expresses purely – facilitating accelerated shifts and evolution.

So, let’s see what’s in the ‘New MOON Basket’, and how to pick it up, via the NN in CANCER:

 

  • Starting with JUPITER in mid / towards end of its own ruled sign SAG (where it travels and inspires us this year (precisely Nov 8, 2018 – Dec 2, 2019).
    JUPITER is just coming out of its 1st (of 3 in 2019) square with NEPTUNE, these years 2012 – 2026 also in its own sign PISCES (their square was exact on Jan 13, and comes back in June and Sept).
    Being in a spirit of gratitude and abundance elevates our vibration, lightens us up, and brings us into flow and connectedness. Coming from the Heart and following its call, and sharing our Gifts with the World attracts synchronicities and ‘miracles’. 

 

  • Next up: VENUS, freshly in CAP (Feb 3 – March 1), on the ‘Integrity Point’ – a magnet to attract what’s ‘real’ and in integrity / really works for us, while ‘in the meantime’ it’s also a ‘match’ & mirror for where we’re at, with our self value and self love.
    With VENUS in CAP, on her way to meet SATURN, on Feb 18, just the day before the Full Moon, we might feel called to make a timely & important commitment – in the area of life related to mid-CAP in our charts. And what’s done and complete (even though you used to love it)?

 

  • Then, SATURN, solidly anchored in mid-CAP (also the sign it rules, and checks in on these years, Dec 2017 – Dec 2020) – in sextile with NEPTUNE in its own oceanic Piscean realm (the 1st of 3 alignments between them this year was exact just on Jan 31, again in June and Nov).
    Time to stand in who we are, let go of old patterns, esp. revolving around judgment, resistance, and doing things ‘the hard way’. 
    A good combo between dreams, visions, and realism / manifestation.
    What does it take to make your dreams come true? Chances are, being in flow and synch with the Universe (PI) and in receiving mode has to do with it. 🙂 Doesn’t mean we have to say YES to everything that comes our way. SATURN helps us with being clear about what works for us, and NEPTUNE in PI to let go of the rest – with Love.
     

 

  • SATURN is also approaching PLUTO this year – closest in Apr / May at 20 – 23° CAP, when both are stationary, as they go from direct to retro, PLUTO on Apr 24 and SATURN on Apr 29.
    Next year, on Jan 12, 2020, the rare (every 38 years) conjunction will be exact. It closes a cycle of societal structural breakdown, purging of its shadow, and rebuilding from the core / basics.
    The SATURN – PLUTO conjunction will be almost exact on the U.S. PLUTO (plus, the country has its 1st PLUTO Return at 27°33′ CAP in 2021-23- every 248 years only – speaking of regeneration from its core and soul!).

 

  • The Lunar South Node in late CAP is (while moving retro) soon lining up with PLUTO (exact on March 29) and with SATURN (in effect all the way from mid-May until end of Sept!).
    One of the main themes this year, and has been already activated with the CAP New Moon Partial Solar Release Eclipse on Jan 5 / 6 (“Let the Old Empire Expire.”).
    It’ll come back into the picture big time with the CAN NM / Total Solar ‘Seed’ Eclipse opposite SATURN / SN / PLUTO, on July 2, and with the CAP / CAN FM / Partial Lunar ‘Release’ Eclipse on July 16.

    All pointing to the end of a CAPricornian era of hierarchical top-down structures / control systems that are anachronistic, abusive, and destructive for all life forms.
    And the seed of a New World of caring and compassion – catalyzed by the North Node in CANCER phase (Nov 2018 – June 2020) – “Because we Care.”

 

  • Gentleness, Caring, and Compassion while making sure to fill our own cup too are themes of the North Node in CAN Basket Handle.
    It can help us ‘pick up’ the ‘basket’ of critical themes presented at this time, collectively, and in our personal world, and show up for what’s our ‘assignment’ – yet not to pick up what’s not ours to carry
    (SN and Planets in CAP).

 

  • Then, quite centrally in the Cosmic Basket:
    The AQ New MOON and MERCURY / LILITH – New Light & Freedom, and Freedom for New Light!
    Mid-AQ where the New MOON will be is double AQ:
    Fixed energy concentrates there, with the theme of Humanity consciously cooperating.

 

Let’s see which hints the
SABIAN SYMBOL for the New MOON offers.
The NEW MOON will be at 15°45 AQ.

“AQUARIUS 16°:

A BIG BUSINESSMAN AT HIS DESK.

KEYNOTE: The ability to organize the many aspects of an enterprise involving a large group of human beings.

A great deal of what is glowingly written about the Aquarian Age is probably sheer glamour. The New Age should be one in which humanity learns to use the power generated by human togetherness and group interplay — that is, to use it harmoniously for the welfare of the whole of which all individuals are parts, humanity and Planet Earth. This has never been achieved and only very rarely attempted. Mankind today must make a thorough and irresistible attempt, or be nearly destroyed — except for a creative “remnant” of seed-persons who would have to begin again from new foundations. In the field of big business, of huge war undertakings (like the Normandy landing in World War II) or of major national efforts (like the Moon landings) great results have been achieved, but the motive and the quality of the human interrelationships involved were neither of permanent significance nor invested with a truly harmonic quality. The character of the techniques used were totally unsatisfactory from a “human” point of view. Nevertheless there is much to learn from modern large-scale management and systems analysis, even in terms of personal endeavors of very limited scope.

This is the first stage in the sixty-fourth five-fold sub-cycle. It introduces the concept of management which is basic at this period of the cyclic life process which the zodiac symbolizes, yet which needs to be totally reevaluated if mankind is to actualize the spiritual potentialities implied in the evolutionary transformation just ahead. ORGANATION should be the Keyword, rather than mere “organization”; for humanity now can and should realize that it is indeed an ‘organism’.”

 

Please note:
Eminent astrologer Dane Rudhyar wrote this interpretation of the Sabian Symbols in 1973 – 46 years ago, hence the language carries a somewhat antiquated tone yet the themes are timeless.

And this one is even very timely, given the urgency for Humanity (beyond our political representatives) to co-avert a climate catastrophe, and co-create a livable, cleaner, greener, lighter, freer and socially just and responsible future.
How can this immense undertaking be possible and coordinated?
Perhaps the initiatory challenge to even enter the Aquarian Age.

This AQ New MOON is signaling us:
A Seed is planted. We need to co-intend, co-envision (JUPITER-NEPTUNE help with this), and concretely tend it (says SATURN) – together.
And – with the Lunar North Node in CANCER:
Prioritizing human need over corporate greed, and tending to the needs of our fellow animal and plant Beings – so that a peaceful Future together is possible where the next 7 generations and beyond can thrive, on Planet Earth.

 

  • MERCURY – exalted / best positioned in AQ aligning with LILITH in AQ on the DAY of the New MOON (an only once-a-year happening) is also quite striking.
    The Voice of Freedom, from our ‘wild’ and Natural Self.

 

  • More ‘New MOON Basket’ Goodies:
    NEPTUNE in PI – yes, triple-squared by JUPITER & triple-sextiled by SATURN this year –
    All about Unity, Connection, Oneness Consciousness – which is also the ‘like-heals-like’ Medicine for overwhelm and feeling lost.
    Speaking of Medicine, Cosmic Medicine Wo/man CHIRON is now in its very last DAYS in PISCES (since 2010).
    On Feb 18, it will cross over the ‘Emergence Point’ into ARIES, for the next 8 years, until Apr 14, 2027 – The Medicine of Being Authentically YOU.
    CHIRON already ‘tried on’ AR last year, Apr – Sept.

    So yeah, coming out of our Piscean slumber of collective consciousness might be scary yet
    hugely liberating, and the Medicine the World needs now.

 

  • In ARIES, MARS the Warrior enlivens and kicks us into action these days (since Dec 31 actually) – and we’re coming up to the Grand Finale for MARS in AR:
    MARS in AR conj. URANUS (every 2 years only) on Feb 12.
    Liberation and breakthroughs across the board. Revolutionary energy. 
    Can easily turn into societal / political protests and riots. Hopefully, instead of a re-active a pro-active and innovative direction is being taken.
    Birth the New Self!

 

So there we have it – a Cosmic Basket of Archetype activation!
My we pick up what’s ours, with / for LOVE… and: Because we Care.

And, as mentioned – worth saying it again:
NO Planets are presently retro – until March 5, when MERCURY goes retro, on the day before the PI NEW MOON. We’re in a phase where things can and want to move forward – into the NEW.

 

 

By the way, I’m being asked quite often, and you might wonder too:

Is the AQUARIUS AGE already here?
Or when does it start?

No clear-cut ‘scientifically correct’ answer for this – very Aquarian.
Yes, according to astronomical calculations the AQ Age starts when the Spring Equinox point will move (always backwards, and very, very gradually) out of PISCES and into AQ – apparently in the year 2597 – faaaar ahead.

But for one thing, there are ‘overlaps’ in the constellations.
And there are other indications, besides the ‘mere’ calculations.

Over the last 20 years, we’ve seen a ‘preview’ of what the AQ Age could be about:

  • URANUS and NEPTUNE were united in AQ in the late 1990’s – they have 84- and 165-year cycle, and a conjunction in AQ is super rare.
    What happened then?
    Personal computers became accessible for everyone, and the Internet took off, and changed our social, communicative, and work world forever. In the meantime, the Internet is omnipresent, in any area of life, and continuously being developed! 
  • PLUTO (with its 248-year cycle) will go into AQ in 2023 / 24.
    There’s a big time AQ Evolution coming up. 

    Looks like Humanity really needs to and can cooperate much more than ever.
    Since things get intense and extreme with PLUTO, we can also see a lot of alienation and encapsulation, loneliness, social awkwardness, and other side effects of the technological self-sufficiency…
    Endeavours of replacing humans with robots will increase, and perhaps a massive ‘Space Age’ will break out, with settlements on other Planets, if Earth becomes uninhabitable – whoooaah!

Let’s already / any time co-create with the AQ energy, be innovative (URANUS / Prometheus, the AQ related Planetary Archetype loves that), connect with like-spirited others in integrity, and cooperate in Circles and Community into the future, a future ON Planet Earth, I’d propose.

 

Blessings for the AQ Times!
Needless to say (I do it anyway):

Astrology is an Aquarian Art.

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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‘Stormy’ URANUS in late ARIES goes direct on Jan 6: Awake and Present in the NOW.

3 Jan

Prometheus NYC

 

The New Year starts with URANian Fireworks!

Prepared by MARS having entered ARIES on DEC 31 / JAN 1…
…and on the day of / after the New MOON / Partial Solar Release Eclipse in CAP on JAN 5 / 6, URANUS goes from retro (since AUG 7, 2018) direct / forward again, on JAN 6

URANUS has been in ‘turnaround storm’ already since round the Winter Solstice – have you noticed?
When that happens, the Archetype becomes a focal point.

URANUS is the Archetype of Prometheus the Awakener, bringing ‘Freedom from the Known’, or simply ‘Freedom that has no Opposite’.

‘Wild Card’ URANUS in late ARIES forms a sharp cardinal T-Square with the karmic Nodal Axis, presently in late CAP (South Node) to late CAN (North Node).

Liberation, to be authentic and free, as in:
Freedom from old burdensome heavy, taxing, systemic fear and control structures (CAP South Node, close to PLUTO) which we might have even internalized.
Freedom for being true to ourselves, taking care of our needs, being gentle, compassionate, and playfully-creative (CAN North Node) rather than productivity driven and always running out of time (CAP South Node).

Even and especially a Freedom beyond ‘from’ or ‘for’ – which is still conditional. Love this pointer by J. Krishnamurti suggesting, true Freedom is Freedom without an opposite.

With URANUS changing direction, there’s a climate of wake-up calls, unpredictability, surprises, even shocks, paradigm shifts, and out-of-the-ordinary experiences. The URANian ‘station’ and activation of its Archetype is in effect and noticeable all through JAN, activating both Eclipses on JAN 5 / 6 and JAN 20 / 21.
Re-invent yourself!
Awaken from a CAP mode of being slave to a system that eats up our time and energy, and into full-on Presence with what IS & Presence in the NOW.

URANUS is also related to erratic weather patterns, and shows when all kinds of systems are ‘out of whack’. Presently as I’m writing in my cozy home there’s a wild and intense rain storm going on outside.

 

RETRO FREE Phase!

Once URANUS goes out of retro (on JAN 6) there will be a phase without a major Planet retrograde until early MARCH (when MERCURY goes retro again) – woohoo!
A good time to start the year with outer manifestations which can accelerate quite magically these days (propelled by MARS and URANUS in ARIES).

 

URANUS will be met by MARS (every 2 years) on FEB 12 at the very end of ARIES, while CHIRON will enter ARIES on FEB 18.
Early / mid FEB can be full of erratic, rebellious, revolutionary, accelerated energy, yet also prone to momentum for Freedom. Take it easy on your nervous system, and on technology.
Channel the energy into stepping into action with something you might have had on your back burner – just do it, and give yourself permission for a liberating breakthrough. 

 

URANUS is one of the big astrological NEWS MAKERS of 2019:

On MARCH 6, URANUS will fully enter TAURUS (until 2025 / 26).
It already temporarily already ‘tried on’ TAURUS from MAY 15 – NOV 6, 2018 – see blog post Wake Up, Earthlings!
Earth Changes?

Changes in the Economy? In the monetary system?
Chances are, yes and yes and yes, and more…

And with URANUS, it’s always about expect the unexpected.

So we definitely hear more about URANUS mid-FEB and from MARCH on.
Stay tuned.

 

Check out the SUN, MOON, and Planets in Motion 2019 Overview that I posted also today – a neat reference list with URANUS and all the other ‘Cosmic Players’.
And join our 2019 Astro New Year’s Parlour on Jan 9, if you’d like to co-explore your trends in a group of like-spirited stargazers!

 

Wishing you an exciting Start into 2019!

Melanie

 

© 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 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.

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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!

 

 

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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 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 post-retro back in AQ (Sept 10 – Nov 15), square URANUS and sextile CHIRON one more time (Sept 13 / 18): Cooperation, Community, Freedom, Authenticity

8 Sep

Mars (Hubble Telescope picture)

Dear Astro Friend,

have you seen bright orange and bigger-than-usual MARS in the night sky this Summer – in close encounter to Earth?

Even more important and the astrological side of things:

How have you experienced its effects???

MARS is this year in AQ for a looong time: 5 months!

It already sat on the early AQ cusp for quite a while, May 15 – Aug 12.
After the retro (June 26 – Aug 27) and post-retro ‘storm’ phase which led MARS back into CAP (Aug 12 – Sept 10) MARS will be now back in AQ, fully activating the Zodiac energy of friendship, group consciousness, community, networks, and humanity all the way through, from Sept 10 – Nov 15.

We humans are getting this year an energy boost to show up and do the work that’s required (CAP) – in Community (AQ), with everybody contributing with their resources and what they’re best at (CAP),  where nobody’s the boss in old-consciousness ways (PLUTO in CAP 2008 – 2023 is taking care of that change). A circle of equals, beyond the linear / hierarchical authority model.
Humanity matters.

It can be worthwhile to RE-view the extensive MARS retro post from June 9 – now as we’re integrating the change – MARS is still in ‘post-retro storm’ until early Oct and in AQ until mid-Nov.

Wake up, Earthlings!
What’s with Cooperation and Community?!
Who are your Friends? 

How can we move (rather than backwards into the hierarchical / subordinating / even abusive ‘Old Regime’ / shadow of CAP) into a brighter, freer Future together (AQ)?

 

What has your experience of the MARS retro phase (still fresh, just ended Aug 27) been?


MARS retro is a re-calibration of how we pursue things (the Martian Warrior can be easily hijacked by the ego), and of the ‘traditional Masculine’.
The incentive has been to back off from engaging in / reacting to old school top-down ruling over.
And to lead by example, by moving forward in integrity, contributing our best qualities, and bringing them into community and humanity.
Yep, there’s been ‘unfinished business’ (CAP) around the old ways of leadership, and even though it’s been brought up many times in history, we need to re-visit it, to affect change.

 

The MARS pre-to-post retro in AQ-CAP-AQ has been very apropos what’s been going on in Canadian society, politics, and justice this Spring and Summer:
Just as MARS turned direct end of CAP end of Aug the Canadian Federal Court quashed a massive pipeline project that the government had tried to impose over years onto the land and the people,
and end of May (before MARS retro) even bought the pipeline from the company – for 4.5 billion(!) Cdn$ “to ensure it will be built” which caused a big uproar of anger in society (MARS was freshly in AQ then, in square with URANUS freshly in TAU) – what a waste(!!!), and case of old world power-over imposition style ‘leadership’.
The lack of meaningful and respectful consultations with Indigenous Peoples – let alone consent – has been a no-brainer for everyone with common sense (CAP – AQ), and a blatant case of lack of integrity with the mandate of Truth and Reconciliation.
I guess the Liberals have gotten a lesson to stop taking these liberties. And such a relief to see Justice won, even if Justin doesn’t agree.
Very satisfying to see the legal system honour First Nations rights and Nature that needs humanity to speak up for it – as it’s already in jeopardy, and as we all inter-depend.

 

Now it’s high time to invest our time, energy, and collaboration into what we DO want to see in the world and for the Future:

 

 

Those of us you born with SUN, MOON, AC, MC, Nodes, or Planets in in (esp. late) CAP and (esp. early) AQ have been most affected by this Martian Summer action and retro-activity.

And if you have Astro energies on the other 3 cusps end of AR / early TAU, end of CAN / early LEO, end of LI / early SCO that MARS squares or opposes a lot is stirred up for you too, to bring you back into a healthy energy expression and cooperation.

 

With the VIRGO NEW MOON on 09 / 09, a Grand (early) Fixed Cross is activated, between

  • stationary MARS / LILITH / the South Node on the CAP / AQ ‘Prometheus Point’ cusp – where MARS enters AQ on Sept 10.
    Here’s a blog post for MARS post-retro now back in AQ – and fully through it, until Nov 15. 
  • URANUS retro on the AR / TAU ‘Settling Point’ cusp,
  • The North Node on the CAN / LEO ‘Welcoming Point’ cusp, and
  • VENUS on the LI / SCO ‘Tipping Point’ / ‘Alchemy Point’ cusp – next in line to go retro (Oct 5 – Nov 16) – helping to change our relationships and values from the inside-out.
    VENUS crosses from LIBRA into SCORPIO, the ‘Alchemy Point’, just 9 hrs before the NEW MOON on 09 / 09 – another nice alignment.
    More about the VENUS Journey into and through SCORPIO in today’s blog post.

 

Voila, here’s the NEW MOON chart to show it – whoah!

More about the VIRGO NEW MOON in the post from earlier today.

 

The most dominant theme in the Fixed Grand Cross is the re-curring square from MARS in early AQ to URANUS in early TAU – once more exact on Sept 18.

MARS has this Spring / Summer indeed been forming 3 squares from early AQ to URANUS (ruler of AQ) which is now newly in TAU – no wonder things have been very shaky, and unsettled / unsettling:

  • May 15 (before MARS retro) – with the Kilauea Eruption just days before.
  • Then in retro Aug 1 (under MARS retro, and URANUS stationary – went retro on Aug 7) – start of the re-curring (already last year alarming) raging Wildfires here in Western Canada and U.S, esp. California.
  • Again soon, on Sept 18 in MARS forward (post retro) mode. Yes, it’s hurricane season by then… don’t want to sound dramatic, and with MARS – URANUS it’s ‘expect the unexpected’ anyway…

The MARS – URANUS tension eases up over the month of October.
At the very last day of its journey through AQ, on Nov 15, MARS will go into friendly and synergistic sextile with URANUS retro which by then will be back at the very end of AR (ruled by MARS).
May we be able to see by then how the challenges of the Summer and Fall have turned into gifts of freedom!

This ‘double’ (MARS – AQ – URANUS – AR) whammy and triple / quadruple MARS – URANUS activation in 2018 is a very rare phenomenon that definitely gets our attention – to shift into freedom.
New Earth Consciousness. One Earth, One People.
Express it in in your life in liberating ways – wake up and be FREE!

 

In the meantime – here’s support and healing – MARS in AQ has been also forming 3 sextiles with CHIRON now freshly on the ‘Birthing Point’ in AR (which in turn is ruled by MARS):
On May 19, under MARS retro on Aug 3, and now finally again in Martian forward mode on Sept 13.

What has been the Healing Journey of the ‘Wounded Warrior’ for you this Summer?
How has the Authentic YOU come out?


More and more of us are being called to stand up for what we’re passionate about, and show up in authentic, perhaps vulnerable ways, as we bring our unique gifts and capacities to  the world – a new movement of Earth Warriors and Healers in action!


Together with MARS square URANUS and sextile CHIRON, there can be quantum leaps, domino effects, and ’emerging miracles’ – when we show up as we ARE, and how our energy comes out BEST – which engenders new synergies and collaborations for the greater good.

 

 

© 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.

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!

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

 

VIRGO New Moon 09 / 09 / 18 opposite NEPTUNE, and with Fixed Grand Cross: Natural Alignment and Flow, in the ‘Hub of the ‘Wheel’

8 Sep

Dear ASTRO*NEWS Reader,

wow, just when we might think the Eclipse Season and Retro Record Summer is settling (and being washed away / cleaned up with the current final first solid rain here on the Island since…. June?) the VIRGO NEW MOON that’s coming up on 09 / 09 / 18 – nice date line-up job 😉 – can bring quite some tension to the forefront (yes, it catalyzes a Fixed Grand Cross!), plus overwhelm and con-fusion yet also Saving Grace – as NEPTUNE in PISCES holds space from the other side.

How do we align (VIRGO), and what happens as we tune in, connect and flow (PISCES)?

 

Let’s first take a look at the SABIAN SYMBOL for the NEW MOON degree – since it’s striking:

SUN and MOON at the New Moon will be exactly at 17° 00’ VIR.

17° VIRGO:

“A VOLCANIC ERUPTION

Photo credit: Pixabay

KEYNOTE: The explosive energy of long-repressed contents of the subconscious.

We are dealing here with the dramatic release of energies which have been kept in check by the outer shell of the ego controlled consciousness. It may be a spectacular catharsis, but it often takes paths of destruction. Yet unless some form of purification by fire is experienced, the inner pressure of the karmic past or of more recent frustrations would shake up perhaps even more destructively the very foundations of the personality.

At this second stage, the objective confrontation with an image of the karmic past is replaced by a subjective irruption of repressed memories and primitive cravings. Everything must be released from the psyche seeking to attain the transfigured state. The soul must become empty, the mind translucent.
The Keyword is EXPLOSION.”

 

Ahhh, lots of sticky karmic residues that came up with the Super Retro Summer are ready to be skillfully cleared with conscious awareness, and washed away, with this ‘Clean-up’ New Moon opposite NEPTUNE which – so that it doesn’t have to ‘erupt’,’explode’, and leave ‘toxic fumes’.

A NEW MOON is always a threshold from Releasing the Old to Embracing / Conceiving of the NEW.

Old VIRGO energy that doesn’t serve anymore comes as shadow to the forefront of awareness (maybe painfully so) to be ‘switched’ into a healthier, more functional, and purer vibration.

Here’s a VIRGO type ‘check list’ of ‘symptoms’ which might show their not-so-pretty face now.
Only to be RE-leased and RE-set, with ‘Like heals Like’ higher vibrational VIRGO equivalents:

Lower Vibration of VIRGO – to RE-lease Higher Vibration of VIRGO – to RE-set and Embrace
(Self) Criticism (criticism carries self-criticism) (Self) Awareness, clarity
Worries, anxiety, and problem focus How can I help? How can I give service where needed?
What would help / serve the situation?
Frustration, nagging What do I need to discern and sort out of my life because it’s not functional or unhealthy?
What actually does work? How could it work? What needs to be tweaked?
Sweating the small stuff, fretting over details Every little thing counts and can be symbolic. Every life form in nature has its place.
Maybe I feel called to do ceremony / ritual?
Health issues, esp. with digestion What is indigestible in my life?
What is my body trying to tell me?
Sense of never enough, ‘smallness’, inadequacy How do I get a sense of integration as I honour and work with my skills and specialties?
‘Selective perception of the imperfection’ I am / we are / it is whole and complete.
Practice IS perfect. Nature is perfect.

 

Mercury Rules Virgo, by Johfra Bosschart

The VIRGO Journey is about alignment of the human self with cosmic consciousness, through awareness, spiritual practice, and / or acts of service.

The MOON is the esoteric ruler of VIRGO – represented in the Sacred Feminine / Priestess / Virgin / Mother Mary, and the Harvest Goddesses.

We’re all called to do our sacred work and practice, in this Body-Temple and Temple of Here-Now, and harvest its fruits in inner fulfillment.
The Sacred Feminine and inner Alignment with Spirit-in-Form lead the way.

Where VIRGO is in your chart is where this ‘assignment for alignment’ shows up foremost.

Where the New Moon in mid VIRGO falls in your chart (house wise) points to the area of life where a New Beginning for Alignment and Refinement, and Being in your Temple come up for you nowadays.

If we already did an Astro session and I have your chart you can ask me which house it is for you, when in doubt. Otherwise – ask me too!

1st House: How you show up – BE aligned and healthy!

2nd House: What you have and value – own your wellness practice and the work and lifestyle that you value!

3rd House: Your ‘relatives’ and environment – speak from integrity!

4th House: Your home – a Temple of wellness!

5th House: Your creativity – wholesome and fun!

6th House: Your work, health, and lifestyle – you can help best if you’re in your wellness, and service in alignment IS healthy!

7th House: Your significant others – relationships work best and are functional if both of you are in your healthy wholeness.

8th House: Your deep involvement and transformations – maybe through health or work ‘crisis’?

9th House: Your travels and worldviews – go on a wellness retreat, or combine work and travel!

10th House: Your calling – in alignment with your highest purpose.

11th House: Your community and friends – a healthy bunch.

12th House: Your oneness with ALL – your Inner Temple is always available…

 

TJohfraBosschartPisceshe NEW MOON in VIR is almost precisely (only 2° off) opposite NEPTUNE retro in PI!
The SUN already opposed NEPTUNE on Fri Sept 7 (once a year), and the MOON follows, just 3 hrs before the New Moon.

PISCES, in contrast to VIRGO can be so overwhelming and chaotic – only to show:
All is ONE, and holographic in the UNI-verse. 

We’ve had lots of initiations into this, over the years since NEPTUNE has been in PI (entered 2012, now about half-way in, and still going on until 2026)

 

The VIRGO – PISCES axis is all about…

… from the VIRGO side:
Being in our ‘Temple’ of alignment with our true, holistic nature, doing our wellness practice, and using this precious life time to dedicate our gifts and skills to make the world a better place. In other words, offering sacred service.

VIR is also about digesting experiences, ordering and organizing.
In the body, it rules the small intestines.

… from the PISCES realm…
…which is all-encompassing, and nothing needs to be ‘done’, our ‘job’ is rather to perhaps get our ego and attachment to a certain outcome out of the way, be open, surrender, be available, allow, flow, hold space, or simply: BE present.

In our embodiment, PI rules the immune system, our aura, energy field, the subtle bodies and chakras (as a field).

 

So, a combo of both VIRGO and PISCES could look like:

  • Ride the waves, immerse in your element.
  • Your skills are what comes easy.
  • Holding space for others can be the best service you can offer.
  • Clean up and play music.
  • Energy Medicine. AstroSomatics.
  • Sacred Geometry.
  • Astrology and its practical, embodied benefits.
  • Being in the world, yet not of the world. Doing what needs to be done, yet not in attachment.
  • God helps those who help themselves. Doing our share, and trusting divine intervention.
  • Random acts of kindness & service bring fulfillment.

 

BALANCE is the way to go, or rather to BE:

In the ‘whirlwind’ of things that can kick us off balance – an unhealthy thing, of course:
How can we infuse a situation where ‘problems’ can show up, or we / things are not aligned, with flow, allowance, acceptance, and love, which might mean release and let go(d) (PI)?

A transformation into sustainable (rather than wasteful) use of life energy – the New MOON in VIR is also in Earth Trine with PLUTO retro / stationary (to turn around on Sept 30) in CAP.

 

Here is the Chart for the VIRGO New MOON –

Exact at 11:01 am PDT tomorrow 09 / 09 / 18 – nice date and time alignment (VIRGO loves this…)

 

 

Voila – there’s also the Grand Fixed Cross!
Looks like a Pyramid from above – and perhaps in that detached way, pointing to perfect alignment and Sacred Geometry – one of VIRGO’s ‘fortes’. 


Consisting of 

  • Stationary MARS / LILITH / the South Node on the CAP / AQ ‘Prometheus Point’ cusp – where MARS enters AQ on Sept 10.
    Here’s a blog post for MARS post-retro now back in AQ – and fully through it, until Nov 15. 
  • URANUS retro on the AR / TAU ‘Settling Point’ cusp,
  • The North Node on the CAN / LEO ‘Welcoming Point’ cusp, and
  • VENUS on the LI / SCO ‘Tipping Point’ / ‘Alchemy Point’ cusp – next in line to go retro (Oct 5 – Nov 16) – helping to change our relationships and values from the inside-out.
    VENUS crosses from LIBRA into SCORPIO, the ‘Alchemy Point’, just 9 hrs before the NEW MOON on 09 / 09 – another nice alignment.
    More about the VENUS Journey into and through SCORPIO in today’s blog post.

 

MARS – Hubble Telescope 

 

Prometheus, mythological Archetype of URANUS, capturing the Fire of the Gods for Humanity

The most dominant theme in the Fixed Grand Cross is the re-curring (# 3 out of 3) square from MARS in early AQ to URANUS in early TAU – building up, and once more exact on Sept 18.

MARS has this Spring / Summer indeed been forming 3 squares from early AQ to URANUS (ruler of AQ) which is now newly in TAU. No wonder things have been very shaky, and unsettled / unsettling:

  • May 15 (before MARS retro) – with the Kilauea Eruption just days before.
  • Then in retro Aug 1 (under MARS retro, and URANUS stationary – went retro on Aug 7) – start of the re-curring (already last year alarming) raging Wildfires here in Western Canada and U.S, esp. California.
  • Again soon, on Sept 18 in MARS forward (post retro) mode. Yes, it’s hurricane season by then… don’t want to sound dramatic, and with MARS – URANUS it’s ‘expect the unexpected’ anyway…

 

Wow! So much tension in the Fixed Grand Cross that’s exactly on between Sept 8 (VENUS square MARS) and Sept 18 (MARS square URANUS)!
Rather than being stuck in low vibrational locked, stubborn ego dominated patterns where bullying and territorialism (based on scarcity and separation) rule, and where we attract more sticky, hurtful situations…. yet perhaps repress lots of frustrations because it isn’t socially acceptable to burst out with them (see initial Sabian Symbol of Volcanic Eruption)…

let’s be aware and mindful a la VIRGO, check in: “Hey, what’s going on here?” “Where am I at?” “What am I doing / engaging in…?” “Does this work for me?” “What’s a better way of….”?), and dwell as much as possible in the ‘hub of the wheel’ where we aren’t identified or painfully attached.
Let’s be inspired by the NEW MOON in VIR opposite NEPTUNE in PI, and channel the intense energies into intentional and random acts of service, wellness, and spiritual practice (hey, everything can be!).

 

The MARS – URANUS tension will ease up over the month of October.
At the very last day of its journey through AQ, on Nov 15, MARS will go into friendly and synergistic sextile with URANUS retro which by then will be back at the very end of AR (ruled by MARS).
May we be able to see by then how the challenges of the Summer and Fall have turned into gifts of freedom!

 

Yes, other alignments are also in the NEW MOON picture – like…

  • SATURN now freshly direct and stationary in early CAP in Earth Trine with URANUS retro in TAU – active throughout August and Sept (strongest when SATURN went direct on Sept 6):
    Integrity supports freedom from old ‘comfort zones’ and habits that keep us stuck.
    Also – see Federal Court ruling re: pipeline, nobody should get away with bullying or otherwise abuse, not ‘even’ the government.
  • CHIRON retro in early AR will re-enter PI on Sept 25 over the Fall and early Winter – the Harvest Moon on Sept 24 will be imbued with that energy… more about it in the Full Moon blog post.
  • PLUTO retro is getting stationary, as it’ll turn direct on Sept 30 – more about that also in the Harvest Moon post.

 

Big Love and Rain of Blessings – into the VIRGO New Moon, opposite Oceanic NEPTUNE in PISCES on 09 / 09!
All aligned, in cosmic Awe and ONEder!

 

© 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.

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.
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PISCES – VIRGO Full MOON (Aug 26) with 2 Kites, Catalyzing MARS’s Turning Point: RE-newable Energy

25 Aug

Dear Astro~News Reader,

Once again, the Heavens mysteriously (PISCES) yet precisely (VIRGO) mirror Life on Earth and in us… since all is connected, all is ONE.

This last Full Moon of Summer 2018 (yes it is – the next one will be the Harvest Moon on Sept 24, just after Fall Equinox on Sept 22!) carries so much energy and information, and yet the big themes with PISCES – and NEPTUNE retro close to the Full MOON is:
What’s the atmosphere?
What are you picking up if you’re sensitive?
What’s showing up in all its fullness and ripeness, to be surrendered and released?

If your MOON or SUN, your Rising Sign or Planets in your birth chart are in PISCES I’m sure you’re feeling the collective energy strongly now – and might already have taken a lot IN.

As with the Piscean Ocean it’s so important to release and cleanse too – physically and energetically – for our overall well-being.
Have you?

How about this d.i.y. release (PI) practice (VIRGO) that I learned a few years back from a meditation teacher friend:

Visualize your body being a temple, a cathedral, or another beautiful (contained) sacred space.
Notice in what area / even chakra related energy is stuck and stagnant…. which level / ‘floor’ is it?
Could it be that you took this energy in, as you moved into situations – or the people and situations came towards you?
Notice how these frontal portals in your body (even ‘just’ the pores of your skin, your nose, mouth…) might have absorbed that energy which is sitting now in that…. area.
Now ‘simply’ visualize portals on the back of your body in the area of the the stuck energy opening, and a ray of golden or silver light carrying the stuckness out of your body and energy field.
Give yourself time for this process until you feel it’s complete.

How are you feeling now?
How’s your body and energy field?

Maybe an Epsom salt bath to round it up… or a walk… follow your intuition.

 

PISCES – VIRGO is the energy of the Sacred Feminine and spiritual practitioner, a.k.a. PRIESTESS in Tarot.

Crystal (mainly clear Quartz) activated Voyager Tarot card II – Priestess – Crystal Activation and Photo by Melanie


Being in Priestess Consciousness means:
Being self aware, whole and complete in our body-mind-spirit temple.
Practicing what keeps us well.
Being of service with our gifts.

The Priestess also relates to the extension of the ‘Sphinx Point’:
An initiation from LEO to VIRGO with the theme of Self Awareness  – which was activated by the SUN this week (exactly on Aug 22).

The Sphinx is an oracle, offering a silent mirror image.

Our perception of the world ‘as it is’, and of ‘other people’ shows us a lot about ourselves.

In LEO, a strong Self is developed.
In VIRGO, the question is explored:
Who or what IS the Self….?

To be self aware is to come back to these questions, and to live from that place.

Here’s the recent blog post about this activation.

 

In that Spirit, let’s take a look at the

PI – VIR FULL MOON and her ‘Entourage’

 

Can you see what I see?

The chart is very complex / layered, and interconnected (very apropos the VIRGO – PISCES dynamic)- as is the current world situation, and the state of personal affairs for many of us.

Often, the Universe shows things in several ways, and via similar flavours of the same theme….

‘Complex’ can be a good opportunity, since we have a chance to see patterns, problems, and solutions – a la VIRGO. Not that everything is ‘fix-able’, mind you….

 

There are 3 configurations that all hinge on the VIRGO SUN and URANUS retro in early TAU, and they even extend into 3-D:

  • A Tetradic Yod / Green Kite, pointing to the SUN (super rare). It’s highlighted with the Full Moon, and fades fast – yet keeps us questing… and the themes don’t ‘go away’.
  • A Grand Earth Trine with SUN / SATURN / URANUS involved (exact on Aug 25), and extended as a Blue Kite to the Full MOON.
    Wow, two overlapping Kites! The odds are really slim.
    The SATURN – URANUS trine continues until end of Sept (even though never precisely exact).
  • A T-square from the Nodal Axis in early AQ – LEO to URANUS retro in early TAU (active Aug – Oct!).
  • It almost looks like in 3D that there’s a Pyramid, with un-settling URANUS retro in early TAU (at the FM time FM time here on the West Coast even right overhead) being the ‘cap stone’.
    URANUS / Prometheus in TAU (freshly since mid-May), and until brings Freedom from Known, from attachments, the pyramidal hierarchy / solid and reliable structures… and for collaboration: Wake up, Earthlings!
    Here’s the still pertinent blog post about URANUS’s entry into TAU.

 

Mars (Hubble Telescope picture)

The Full MOON also catalyzes MARS’s turnaround!

MARS has been retro since June 26 (from early AQ back into late CAP) , and is about to go direct /  forward again, on Aug 27 at 28-29° CAP!

It’ll be stationary / slow moving between 29° CAP and 2° AQ on the Community Building and ‘Prometheus’ Point until Fall Equinox, before picking up momentum, as it moves through AQ until Nov 15.

The CAP / AQ cusp that MARS activates now for a while (and already has, mid-May, and retro mid-Aug) is about collaboration in mature leadership, responsibility, and community. We’ve seen lots of examples under the retro phase where this would have been necessary but wasn’t the case under MARS retro. 

MARS turning around in late CAP (where it’s the strongest in the Zodiac), close to evolutionary PLUTO is renewing energy – and can even activate a push for renewable energy – given the catastrophic climate situation that requires a serious, timely turnaround of how resources on Planet Earth are being extracted and ‘used’ – or rather: where the Earth is stewarded in a responsible way.

  • If you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets end of CAP what’s the energy renewal for you, and how do you use it wisely?
  • How is better collaboration now coming into place in your life?
    Maybe in different future oriented, innovative communities, groups, and systems…?

MARS activating the ‘Prometheus Point’ can be (esp. in square with URANUS – which is the Prometheus Archetype – exact on Sept 18) quite cathartic for innovative solutions, and revolutionary breakthroughs.
Watch for surprise news – and also watch out for accidents as a release valve for excess anger, and give the energy a better outlet.

LILITH is in the meantime in AQ, and will be met and passed by MARS on Oct 1 – what a boost for the liberation in our wild and FREE Nature!

 

Amazing FULL MOON Alignments 

Let’s take a closer look (a la VIRGO) at the Full MOON, her cosmic geometry, and the messages as they keep revealing themselves…. 
This one’s really quite magical and multi-layered:

Let’s start with the Pointer right at the VIRGO SUN:
Yet another YOD / Finger of God / Celestial Pointer, with LILITH / SN in AQ, and CHIRON retro in early AR forming the ‘base’.
It extends to the PI Full MOON, as a ‘Green Kite’ with the Full Moon as its ‘spine’. 
We also had a YOD to the recent LEO New Moon / PSE on Aug 11!
Now, that’s really rare to have two in a row.
Consciousness, Life giving Energy (the SUN) and literally:
The SUN as the focal point.

 



‘Randomly’, when ‘checking in’ this week on Crop Circles for the season, I found immediately this amazingly beautiful Sunflower like Circle that showed up right next to a Solar Farm, on July 14 –  right after the New Moon / PSE in CAN opp. PLUTO retro in CAP on July 12 / 13 – What humanity needs, vs. old and unsustainable energy ‘dinosaurs’ and other waste and abuse that needs to change.

 

A pointer to ‘go solar’?
Pretty obvious to me…
Using clean, green technology to work with natural resources – a powerful evolution of ‘farming’ that’s regenerative rather than destructive (as seen…).

Very much apropos the Grand Earth Trine also, with

  • The SUN in early VIR – Raising Awareness:
    What are we doing? What would be solutions to this problem?
  • SATURN in early CAP, about to go direct – Cosmic Coach:
    We know now how same old brings more of the same – and worse. Building what works is really time critical – takes work but there’s no way around.
  • URANUS retro in early TAU – Innovator:
    New / not-so-new innovative and revolutionary ways or working with natural resources that are FREE.

 

So, what’s with the YOD to the early VIRGO SUN / extending even to a Green Kite as the Full MOON in PI moves into the alignment?

A pointer towards SoUlar Consciousness – in VIRGO.
The Self Awareness Point: What’s going on here, what are we doing???!

What would healthy, aware, conscientious, skillful and helpful, practical and reasonable consciousness say to the PISCEAN chaos?
That also shows: We’re all on this Space Ship Earth together?

What’s the problem, and what can be a solution?
Since early VIR has a CAP undertone: What does Integrity and Responsibility say?
What would be simple first steps that can help and bring healing (CHIRON in AR on the base)?
What does humanity, society, group consciousness, and the future say (LILITH / SN in AQ on the base too)?
Are ‘the many’ even being seen and heard, or is it more about the ‘celebrities’ who get all the attention (LILITH / SN in AQ and LEO NN)?
And how does Humanity and do Groups and Organizations now need to step up?

 

I can’t help but seeing the socio-political side of the alignment…:
Please note in terms of North American leadership(?) that:

  • Trudeau has his AC in early VIR and his SUN in early CAP – this year challenged by SATURN.
  • Trump has his AC in late LEO – eclipsed by the ‘Great American Eclipse’ on Aug 21, 2017, and VIR also in his 1st house. No further comment…
  • For the City of Victoria, the early VIR YOD Full Moon is also quite relevant:
    The City’s AC and MOON are in early VIR. Municipal elections coming up on Oct 20 – which is in the Zodiac the LI-SCO ‘Tipping Point’ and the MOON will be in PI again – two Moons from now….
    Again: What would reason and (un)common sense, responsibility and true leadership say to ‘the mess / chaos’?

 

Here are the charts – check out the VIR AC areas:

 

 

The Grand EARTH TRINE
…with SUN in VIR / SATURN retro / stat in CAP / URANUS retro in TAU involved (was exact on Aug 25), and extended as a ‘Blue Kite’ to the Full MOON, also shows us that this chaos-that-connects (PI) can be an opportunity for grounded common sense, and new innovative if not revolutionary solutions to problems and lack of responsible leadership which don’t go away without significant paradigm shifts.


The
SATURN – URANUS Trine

…continues until end of Sept (even though it won’t be precisely exact). SATURN retro in CAP will go direct / forward from Earth perspective, on Sept 6, and is already a stationary focus (mid-Aug until late Sept).
While SATURN retro (since Apr 17) in CAP has given us ample evidence of what doesn’t work, what’s a waste of resources, and isn’t responsible leadership (rather more of the old) here’s the challenge / opportunity to turn the ship around, and bring better plans and leadership in integrity into responsible positions.

Sept is an important SATURN month.
URANUS retro in early TAU in alliance with stationary SATURN now brings new (and actually not-so-new) innovative approaches into the picture.

 

And then, there’s the URANUS hinge – on ‘top of the 3-D Pyramid’!

Quite a fascinating alignment and ‘pointer’!
It doesn’t look very ‘comfortable’ and ‘stable’ for the establishment (the ‘Settling Point’ in early TAU has also a CAP undertone), for business-as-usual, and for the economy…
Will the bubble burst?

Maybe not immediately – URANUS has an inbuilt surprise effect…

 

What’s with the T-square from the Nodal Axis in early AQ – LEO to URANUS retro in early TAU (active Aug – Oct!)?
Karmic pathways away from draining AQ, as seen in society: Isolation / anonymity, watching the show of the ‘celebrities’, the individual doesn’t count, is just part of a system, and towards healthy LEO: Everybody is special, seen and celebrated from a Heart space, everybody’s got creative talents that are welcome to be expressed.
Unplug. Play more.

The Nodal Axis is catalyzed by URANUS in-between these two points these months which can bring awakening shifts in consciousness that can have domino effects, in our personal lives and in society.

MARS will step into the picture again as well, when it re-enters AQ – the sign ruled by URANUS on Sept 10, goes into (# 3 of 3 ) square with URANUS, on Sept 18, and conjunct the SN in AQ on Sept 22.
Sounds like no boredom in September.
What would be new, innovative, experimental and creative ways of cooperation and co-creativity for you?
I can think of some already – hushhhh, to be revealed later.

 

Blessings for the PISCES – VIRGO Full MOON and beyond,
in ONEness and Wholeness!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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.

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Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Our intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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