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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’!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

ASTRO OFFER:

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

 

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
…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

 

 

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

30 Dec

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Friends,

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

MARS (Hubble Telescope picture)

 

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

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

 

 

What does that mean?

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

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

 

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

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


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

 

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

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

 

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


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

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

 

Which Planetary Combos are up, with MARS in ARIES?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

MARS in ARIES in Your Chart & Life…

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

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House:
Your Environment

4th House:
Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

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

6th House:
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House:
Your Partners & Significant Others

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

Melanie

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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


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

 

 

 

MARS 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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