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

10 May

Dear Astro Friends,

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

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

And how can we best navigate with that energy?

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Let’s channel the MARS in CANCER energy into

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

So here’s the

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Where in your chart is CANCER?

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

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

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House:
You in Your Local Environment

4th House:
You and Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

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

6th House:
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House:
Your Partners & Significant Others

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

 

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

3 Apr

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Reader,

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

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

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

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

 

Bright Freshness – Photo by Melanie

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

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

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

Which all reinforces their shared themes…
…and has the effect that things can move really FAST now – which appears quite magical, just like blossoms in Spring!
Let’s give our thoughts wings, and set our loving intentions FREE!

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

The first contact was actually this evening
APRIL 3

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Star Magnolia Dance – Photo by Melanie

 

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

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House:
Your Environment

4th House:
Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

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

6th House:
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House:
Your Partners & Significant Others

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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

14 Feb

Dear Astro Friend on Planet Earth,

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

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

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

Tactile Buds – Photo by Melanie, Feb 2019

 

Johfra Bosschart Taurus

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

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

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

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

 

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

Sheep Babies

Sheep Babies – baaaahh!

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

And hey, what’s REAL WEALTH?

 

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

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

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

 

Buddha_Blessing

 


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

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

 

Painting: Anima Mundi by Forrest Boden

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

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

Be the wise and patient Buddha…

 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Medicine_Wheel

Medicine Wheel

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE HOPI ELDERS

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

This could be a good time!

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

Know the river has its destination.

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

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

We are the ones we have been waiting for.

The Elders
Oraibi, Arizona
Hopi Nation

 

MARS in TAURUS in Your Chart & Life…

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

 

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

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House:
Your Environment

4th House:
Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

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

6th House:
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House:
Your Partners & Significant Others

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

14 Nov

Hi Cosmo-Terrestrial Surfers,

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

Which Transit combos are up with MARS in PI?

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

The PISCES MOON vibe rolls out through Saturday.

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


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

 

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

 

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

Capricorn the Sea Goat – did you know?

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

We better relax before! 😉

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

Light & Love!
Melanie

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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.

 

Stay tuned for TREAT TIME Offers in December, for the Holidays & New Year!
It will appear as an event & offer on my FB page Astrology for Self Realization.
Check in there / get notified.

 

 

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!

 

 

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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