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MARS in SCO (Dec 9 – Jan 26): Intense Stirring, Clearing, and Spiritual Mobilization.

9 Dec

 

Misty Beach Creatures – Photo by Melanie, 2014

 

MARS made its magical move into SCORPIO tonight, Dec 9 (where it will stir things up until Jan 26), while here in Victoria – somewhat unusually – mystical fog was crawling in (“Moisture trapped under a temperature inversion, resulting in extensive areas of dense fog”, says the weather station)…

MARS’s crossing over the ‘Tipping Point’ from LIBRA to SCO can be quite a catalyst for shifts and changes we’ve been waiting for.

MARS is actually better placed in SCO than in LI where it’s been hanging out since Oct 22, while aiming for negotiation was often frustrated, since the negotiators could have been too much ‘in for themselves’, or, on a personal level, one’s ego could have been too involved in decision making and choosing, or one could have invested a lot of energy in a dilemma between self assertion. vs. doing it ‘for them’.

With MARS in SCO what’s coming out and up now for processing (SO much, with JUPITER in SCO, since Oct 10!) can move us deeply, and gets things moving!

Which can be somewhat 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’. 

Uhhh, MARS in SCO is one of the parcels under the astrological Christmas Tree?!
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…
SCORPIO stirs up and scrubs the bottom of the pot, can bring us to our knees, and into deep psychological layers that we usually avoid.
The Soul has its way with us…
I.o.w., MARS in SCO can be a spiritual mobilization. 

Way to (let?) go, and transform separative and (self) destructive ego drives into freer ways of being – esp. with the Christmas Trine to NEPTUNE in PI which is building up to be exact on Dec 27.
 On Jan 6, MARS will pass the Big One – JUPITER in SCO – hopefully there’ll be lots of inner clearing and societal transformation for the better by then!
In the first week of Jan
, MARS in SCO will be also in T-square with the Nodal Axis (North Node in LEO, South Node in AQ), a dramatic push for showing ourselves more fully, rather than ‘watching the show’, in a disengaged, dissociated way.
Live Live Lovingly and Passionately!

Then, on Jan 8, MARS in SCO makes a sextile to its ‘higher octave’ / transpersonal version PLUTO (ruler of SCO) nowa-years in CAP, favouring regeneration and working with time and natural forces in a transformational way – rather than being on a collective suicide mission. 

Finally, MARS in SCO will go into quincunx with stationary URANUS (in the MARS sign ARIES), on Jan 17, and into Water Trine with CHIRON in PI on Jan 18.
Can we show up in new raw and somewhat ‘scary’ but healing ways, as we create more intimacy and depth?

 

Blessings to all of us for a magical and passionately transformational Finale of 2017, with MARS in SCO, and all the other ‘Cosmic Players’!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to YOUR INNER ‘COSMIC COMPASS’.

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.

  • Are you in a challenging transition or transformational crisis?
  • Are you looking for perspective at a crossroad or dilemma, and for empowered choices?

I welcome you to meet and explore with the invaluable and timeless tools of astrology, and to access your own wisdom source in the process.

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you in being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships with others.
Plus, I can help you determine your powerful places on Planet Earth.

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over the 13 years I’ve been facilitating them become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, in person here in Victoria, or as an online participant, if deep synergy in an intimate (up to 6 participants) circle speaks to you!


Please find upcoming Astro~Experiences as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. YouTube videos, on my FB Page:
Astrology for Self Realization.
Welcome!

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

 

 

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MARS in LIBRA (Oct 22 – Dec 9): Passion for Peace, Balance, Fairness, and Synergistic Partnerships.

22 Oct

After 6 weeks in VIRGO since Sept 5 (phew, soo many issues and problems since then, so much to do to fix and get things in order), MARS crosses over the Equinox Point into LIBRA today Oct 22, to activate and stir up the sign of Balance, Fairness, and Harmony, until Dec 9.

What has become imbalanced for you? 
MARS can motivate you to pursue activities that bring more balance, relatedness, art and culture into your life. 

Perhaps your life is too stagnant, boring, and indecisive?
Then MARS’s job would be to get you off the fence, and make a bold decision.

Or to pro-actively approach others with whom there could be a good synergistic partnership – in which you can be authentic.

If you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in LIBRA, these inner Archetypes get an energy boost these weeks, yet you might also watch not to get too ego driven in their expression. Channel the energy into active, physical outlets (a la LIBRA would be dance and pursuit of art and culture).

Even if you don’t have inner LIBRAN ‘Players’ there’s a House or two where LIBRA is in your chart. And that gets in any case activated now through MARS. Maybe you want to take initiative with people related to that house? Examples:
3rd House: people in your environment, and your extended family.
5th House: children and creative partners, incl. lovers.
9th House: people from abroad, and people with whom you study together…

In its journey through LIBRA, MARS will go into square with PLUTO in CAP, on Nov 19, which can be a time of conflict between personal assertion of ego forces and Higher Power that follows Natural Laws,  esp. when it comes to decision making, and in relationships.

MARS in LIBRA will also go into opposition with URANUS retro in ARIES, on Dec 1, a dilemma between wanting to be in harmonious relationship with others yet needing to be free to be authentic. Can both qualities be reconciled?

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to YOUR INNER ‘COSMIC COMPASS’.

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, for perspective at a crossroad or dilemma, and for empowered choices.

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you in being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships with others.
Plus, I can help you determine your powerful places on Planet Earth.

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over the 13 years I’ve been facilitating them become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, in person here in Victoria, or as an online participant, if deep synergy in an intimate (up to 6 participants) circle speaks to you!


Please find upcoming Astro~Experiences as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. YouTube videos, on my FB Page:
Astrology for Self Realization.
Welcome!

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

 

 

 

MARS late VIRGO opposite CHIRON in PI: Release Ceremony into the New Moon

18 Oct

Dear Astro Friends,

there are so many ways of experiencing and interpreting the dances of the Archetypal ‘Players’ out there and in us. Depending on the perspective and level from which one is seeing – which is very apropos what SATURN now in SAG shows us: Not ‘one truth’.

Today, as we’re inundated by rain storms here on the We(s)t Coast, and as we’re all moving into the late LIBRA New Moon tomorrow Oct 19 (will address it in a separate blog post), I’d like to offer you a hopefully useful ‘script’ for the MARS in late VIRGO opposite CHIRON in late PISCES dynamic that’s playing out all October, and was exact on Oct 15.

 

Aztec Shaman

Jorge Nopaltzin Guaderrama, Aztek Shaman (photo from Wiki)

The combination, and ‘bridge’ of their Archetypes is:
‘Medicine Wo/man’, and Shamanic Warrior.

In the meantime, a lot of division and polarization (typical for an opposition) shows up in the ‘psychic field’.
Let’s see what the voices of the polarized players say and sound like.
Identification and awareness (one of VIRGO’s ‘super weapons’, in Martian terms) is the first step to re-unification.

MARS now in the last phase of VIRGO which is ‘double VIRGO’, before moving into LIBRA on Oct 22.

Are your ‘inner dragons’ telling you, you aren’t ‘enough’, something’s always ‘wrong’ with you or ‘them’, and ‘a problem’?
Or do you take your frustrations out on others?

Step 1:
Can you first of all be aware of that inner ‘nay-sayer’?

How it diminishes you, critiques your experience, nothing is ever good enough…
Perhaps you can identify whose voice that really is?!

OH – and what’s its intention? To protect you…? To make your life or the world a better place? All legit.

Be a bit analytical (VIR), but mostly ask your gut sense about its deeper nature.
MERCURY / JUPITER now in SCO help with this.

Being in trusted, resonant company where you can just BE present, and where open sharing is welcome helps tremendously with this process.
That’s where CHIRON in PISCES comes in…
Hopefully you have friends and groups with whom this is possible.

If not and / or you feel called, join an Astro Experience group where we intentionally share and process in community. Or even join the Astro EmBODYment (no experience needed) that we do about monthly. Next one: Coming Fri Oct 20.

Or come for a 1-on-1 session or coaching package if that feels better to you.
I’m happy to talk with you about customizing the best option for you.

Step 2:
Acknowledging those darker sides:
Here you are. I see you.

In a simple and neutral way. Perhaps ‘sitting’ with it, walking a mile with it – as a witnessing friend.

Step 3:
After the awareness and acknowledgement is the processing and releasing with / in love.

For me and maybe for you too, these steps are of course interwoven. When love shows up the barriers are down, and the energy flows naturally.
I was breaking them down here (maybe VIRGO inspired me) which can be helpful if you realize you got stuck somewhere.

 

SCORPIO says: Process all the way through.

What comes UP wants to come OUT.

Digging, processing, and change is a BIG deal, and can lead to more freedom, now under JUPITER in SCO (Oct 10, 2017 – Nov 9, 2018).
When SATURN was in SCO (Oct 2012 – Sept 2015) we faced our inner fears, obstacles, and resistances to deep change. Hopefully you are ‘done’ with some of your core resistances, and can see what purpose they served, and how you were conditioned (these are all SATURN themes).

If you are passionate, or presently more motivated, to dive into the dark, hidden SCO depths you may well dig out treasures without the fear of approaching them.

An intentional ceremony that symbolically offers up the old limiting ‘stickiness’ is also excellent for MARS in VIRGO opp. CHIRON in PI, and this NEW MOON that catalyzes JUPITER’s entry into SCO – MERCURY and the MOON in SCO join.

Ideally do a Release Ceremony before the New Moon (which will be at 12:12 pm PDT tomorrow Oct 19).
If you’re here on the We(s)t Coast and under the influence of the current rain storms, join me in dedicating the energy of the Rain to washing out old dysfunctional patterns that are based on ‘smallness’ and (self) critical ways of being.

So much energy can be freed up, and space opened up.

The Sabian Symbol for MARS’s transition from VIR to LI , says:

PHASE 180 (VIRGO 30°):

TOTALLY INTENT UPON COMPLETING AN IMMEDIATE TASK, A MAN IS DEAF TO ANY ALLUREMENT.

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KEYNOTE: The total concentration required for reaching any spiritual goal.

This is the final symbol of the first half of the cycle. In the year cycle the fall equinox is now at hand; autumn begins. Through spring and summer many ways and byways have been experienced. The last message of this hemicycle of “Individualization” is that on all decisive occasions what must be done has to be done so intently that no outer voices can penetrate the mind, still less the soul. The neophyte stands at the gates of the sacred Pyramid. There is only one step he can take — ahead, or he is lost.

This is the culminating step, the decision that results from a myriad of small choices. Still a shadow of hesitation can remain. Attention may be distracted from the Now by a voice from the past, glamorizing some old memory. The outer doors of perception and thought must be closed, so the soul can complete its CONQUEST OF ILLUSION.

 

Stay tuned for the end-of-LIBRA New Moon (Oct 19) Astro~News! 

 

 

You’re invited to a private JUPITER in SCORPIO Deep Dive Session, during the first month of JUPITER in SCORPIO (10 / 10 – 11 / 11, 2017), where we intentionally, and with the astrological map & compass, plus the synchronistic support of Voyager Tarot & Animal Spirit cards, go into, and focus on:
  • What’s being cleared away now, from your ‘inner basement / closet’?
  • Where is deep transformation now possible in your Life, what does it take to go INTO it, and how do you meet the landscape you meet there?
  • What’s the Alchemy that presents itself?
  • What does that mean for your ‘outer’ world, above the surface?

You can find out more about the Deep Dive Sessions at my FB Page Event.
If you’re new to my services I welcome you to get in touch before booking, if you have preliminary questions, and to get to know each other a bit before we ‘dive in’.

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to YOUR INNER ‘COSMIC COMPASS’.

 

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, for perspective at a crossroad or dilemma, and for empowered choices.

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you in being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships with others.
Plus, I can help you determine your powerful places on Planet Earth.

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over the 13 years I’ve been facilitating them become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, in person here in Victoria, or as an online participant, if deep synergy in an intimate (up to 6 participants) circle speaks to you!


Please find upcoming Astro~Experiences as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. YouTube videos, on my FB Page:
Astrology for Self Realization.
Welcome!

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

 

 

MARS crosses the ‘Sphinx Point’ and enters VIRGO on Sept 5 (until Oct 22): Strength in Service

5 Sep

Here comes a hopefully helpful shift, from FIERY LEO to EARTHY VIRGO, to ground 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 end of August.
What a HOT Summer, energetically and literally…  incl. record breaking wild fires in British Columbia. The smoke from the interior traveled over hundreds of km, and even reached Vancouver Island early August to linger here for a week. Exposing us to just a glimpse of what it must be like to be directly traumatically affected, evacuated, and loosing everything…
Fire has gone wild, and climate change brings extreme temperatures to continental and insular regions alike.
We’re all in this together, says the AQ – PI ‘counterpart’ of LEO – VIR. The AQ Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse on Aug 7 was there, and the PI Full Moon with NEPTUNE on Sept 6 will be there.
This interdependence can be overwhelming (SOO much coming together now, and all seems connected). Group / humanity coherence can be the healing agent, for whatever can be averted or alleviated, or collectively surrendered to.

How can we individually cope, or better: work with this energy?
A question for VIRGO and MARS.
VIRGO initiates  us into healthy practice.  MARS will be in VIR from Sept 5 until Oct 22 – a good long apprenticeship time, to put love and competence into service.

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Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card IX

STRENGTH, and working with what we LOVE, are key assignments / alignments.

What is real Strength, and Self-Control?

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

“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.”

 

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.

 

© 2017 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.
In a world of online offers, our intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

 

 

MARS into LEO (July 20 – Sept 5): Play Time – Show Time – Heart Time… a Roaring Summer!

20 Jul

Hey friends,
feeling like play play play?
MARS crosses the ‘Creativity Point’ (as I call it) from CANCER to LEO today, July 20, yayyy!
And guess what?
Fiery LEO is a better playground for MARS than sensitive CANCER in the last weeks since early June where it might have gotten a bit ‘claustrophobic’ for the Martian journey – the ‘warrior’ Archetype needed some active outlets in the fields of caring, self care (that was me, with my Summer cold), and perhaps literally indoor / home action / work (rather than anger and home violence even). Did you do some Spring / early Summer cleaning and purging (riding the cosmic waves of MARS – PLUTO early July, and of the CAP – CAN ‘Powerhouse’ Full Moon on July 8)? I did, since I couldn’t leave the house due to that cold. Might as well use the energy in a good way…

YEP, double fiery now, with fiery MARS in fiery LEO, until Sept 5. A sizzling Summer. Maybe also more dry / drought / wildfire scenarios, sadly…
More LEO Fire to come soon: The SUN enters LEO on July 22, New Moon in LEO to follow, on July 23, and the SUN will pass MARS on July 26 – definitely a ‘Hot Spot’ week!

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

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

MARS in LEO until early Sept activates for you as part of one of the LEO ‘mini generations’…:

  • PLUTO (for the PLUTO in LEO boomers, born June 1939 – Aug 1957):
    Could get a bit intense if you run into power conflicts with others. Rather use the energy to bravely check in what’s going on in deeper, core issues, why is there such a charge around being important, being seen and loved?
     
  • SATURN (for the 3 generations with SATURN in LEO, born Aug 1946 – Sept 1948; Sept – Dec 1975 + June 1976 – July 1978; July 2005 – Aug 2007):
    Where you might ‘usually’ experience limitations, reservations, or even fear of expressing yourself freely MARS kicks ass, and says: Just do it!
     
  • For all of us with LEO AC, SUN, MOON, or planets MARS gives a boost of energy, and can make you feel bolder. Put yourself out there!

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

 

Lionesses_Drinking

 

1st house: How you show up. Celebrate and BE Yourself! 
2nd house: What you have and value – Own Your Radiance! 
3rd house: Your environment – Celebrate in the City!
4th house: Your home – Be the King or Queen – and generous Host/ess!
5th house: Your creativity – You’re the HEART-ist!
6th house: Your work and health – A warm Heart is the best health insurance, and good for your business too 🙂
7th house: Your significant others – they are special, as is your relationship!
8th house: Your deep involvement and transformations – perhaps from ego investment into the pure heart?
9th house: Your travels and worldviews – Travel with joy, and put your creations out there!
10th house: Your calling and purpose – is LOVE!
11th house: Your community – A Celebration! Where everyone’s a Star.
12th house: Your oneness with ALL – the ‘Real Gold’…

The  1° LEO NEW MOON on July 23 (Blog post to follow) will ignite the Heart Fire even more so:
Live Life Lovingly!

 

Check out my creations for courses, starting next week and the following;

You’re welcome!

 

Happy LEO Times to y’all!

 

© 2017 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.
In a world of online offers, our small, intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

 

MARS – PLUTO Opposition, between Canada Day and Independence Day: Caring for What Matters Most!

2 Jul
Hubble Mars

Mars – Hubble Space Telescope (NASA)


MARS, presently in CANCER (June 4 – July 20) goes into exact opposition to PLUTO retro in CAP, tomorrow July 2
 – once every 2 years.

Quite the ‘signature’ for the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, as well as for the first U.S. Independence Day under the Trump presidency…

Both countries have their SUN in CANCER.
Canada has a CANCER SUN / URANUS conjunction on its 4th House cusp.
The U.S. have VENUS / JUPITER / SUN, and MERCURY retro in CANCER in its 7th and 8th House.
The theme of Home is important for both countries. So many people (incl. myself) came to one of these countries to find a new home.

Now, the question of HOME and BELONGING is stirred up, big time, and there’s also conflict and frustration at home, which is what MARS in CANCER shows, and it needs to be addressed directly, with care and respect, and not suppressed, ‘delayed’, or denied (PLUTO ‘ostrich’ method will backfire).
Esp. when old deep issues are unsettled: Whose home? Who belongs here? Do we belong here? What’s the origin of this, our home? etc.
There’s been a lot of controversy around Canada 150, and a sensitivity around “Celebrating Colonialism???” / unceded territories.
Round U.S. Independence Day, the heated atmosphere since the Trump admin started could get another ‘hit’ that brings out more shadow, could go to another, deeper layer, or could even come to a head.

Both countries’ birthday starts with that MARS – PLUTO opposition – a theme for the year – hopefully not dragged out but addressed in a mature way.

As we go through the ‘birth canal of consciousness’, in this World in Change, the transpersonal, collective, evolutionary energy of PLUTO in CAP is transforming us. The more we ARE in integrity with the Change we wish to SEE (even in ‘small’ ways – the vibration at the matters) the more we sense the energy that carries and renews us!

 

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Pluto Reveals… One of the first pictures New Horizons transmitted from the close fly-by in July 2015 – as the U.S. had their exact PLUTO – SUN opposition!

Basically, when we come from Love and Respect with a pure motivation life sustains us (PLUTO in CAP – essence of integrity).
Perhaps we meet more people and co-create community.

On the other hand, when we take advantage of others, and abuse the relationship for our gains (shadow of CAP) our ego and greed motive needs to be transformed into something more useful! (PLUTO).

Same goes for countries of course:
PLUTO in CAP has been ‘working on’ the Canadian and the U.S. CANCERian themes already for a few years. In the first phase, the shadow comes out, like through lack of First Nations consultation or consent, when it comes to building pipelines through Native land – let alone widespread environmental damages from potential leakage / accidents, and brutal police force in South Dakota.
CAP requires Respect, for the Elders, and the Land, and for common sense and Natural Law, and to BE the responsible and mature leader and elder in a position one it put into.
Still a lot of evolution necessary!

MARS stirs things up acutely. It’s a ‘hot’ early July time. Well, fireworks ‘@ home’ too.
MARS is the planet of self-assertion, the warrior Archetype. It can bring out the (personal and collective) ego too. One can become quite irritated and defensive, when it comes to one’s home environment and family, with MARS in CAN. And, things can go two steps forward, one step back, which again can be frustrating.

PLUTO on the opposite side of MARS is its ‘higher octave’ archetype: MARS is about personal will and assertion, and PLUTO about higher power, and bigger evolution.

The MARS – PLUTO Opposition can trigger change and realignment, esp. when it comes to ‘what we want’ – ‘what matters most’.
Personal / collective wants / egos vs. the necessity of the time, and timeliness of what needs to happen.
Can these two be ‘married’? Or do they have to be a dilemma?


With MARS in CANCER opp. PLUTO in CAP, what came up for me and for quite a few friends and clients this week:

As a Summer cold was going around, when I noticed first symptoms of feeling super tired and drained pro-active self-care (MARS in CANCER), ‘simply’ lots of sleep, little food and at-home time was a priority (CAP), to let the energy and health regenerate.
That was of course also a CHIRON station effect (turned retro yesterday – see blog post).

It can also look like: A mature person / country (CAP) shows care, and respect for the Elders, the Ancestors, and the Land, and only takes what is needed.

If you have mid-CANCER, and / or mid-CAPRICORN planets, SUN, MOON, or AC, you would have noticed the tension building up this week, or perhaps for longer, with themes like:

  • You have the resources and time – do it! Does the time and energy support you?
  • You feel drained and exhausted on a certain trajectory: Time to backtrack, self-care, and gently find a new more sustaining way.
  • Your Inner Child says (screams?): “But I want….!”. Your Inner Elder calmly holds space, and grounds the situation. What happens?

If you have mid-ARIES, and / or mid-LIBRA Planets, SUN, MOON, or AC, you’d experience tension too, perhaps through partners. It also depends on where in your chart CANCER and CAPRICORN are ‘located’.

I’m here to support you with changing perspective, and helping the energy to move. Just get in touch if you could use my help.
With PLUTO involved, chances are deeper layers are being provoked now. This is an opportunity to meet the essence of the matter, and let something be reborn from there.

The CAP – CAN ‘Thunder’ Full Moon with MARS and PLUTO on July 8 will be quite a ‘Powerhouse’ that will show us more about this theme.
Let’s take it step by step, and listen to the body’s (MARS) needs (CANCER), and to how it wants to regenerate and sustain itself (PLUTO) in simplicity (CAP).
It may show us the way to live LIFE in general in a way that works best, AND takes good care of our essential needs.

The MOON, ruler of CANCER, enters SCORPIO which is ruled by PLUTO this morning at 9:59 am PDT, until Tue eve.
The theme of caring and deep dive show up again.  Don’t be afraid. Tune into the magic of Nature, and of your deepest nature!

Also today July 2:
MERCURY in late CAN quincunx SATURN retro in late SAG:
Let’s listen to / feel into the voice of the inner wisdom Elder/s, and speak from a heart- and soulful place, not confrontational but from a deep place of truth that pierces right through right- or wrong-doing.

 

Wishing you a gentle, caring, and deeply regenerative start into July!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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MARS into CANCER (June 4 – July 20): Active, Tender Care, and Homey Activities

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One of the Planet shifts in early June:

Tomorrow June 4, MARS will enter CANCER – a 2-year cycle (MARS was the last time in CANCER late June – early Aug 2015).
Why is CANCER traditionally the least favoured sign for the warrior archetype?

MARS is natural in straight-forward ARIES, and exalted (extra strong) in CAP where the energy can express in consistent, persevering, goal oriented ways.
CANCER is not linear (as the CAP ‘mountain goat’) but rhythmic and cyclical, goes sideways, and sometimes 2 steps forward, 1 step back (into the safe ‘shell’ to integrate the experiences emotionally), is sensitive and empathetic, and one’s motivation and energy depend on moods and feelings. So let’s be gentle with ourselves and others, and not take our feelings or unmet needs out on others (MARS in CAN has the potential for conflict at home).


Let’s rather channel the energy into TLC for ourselves, our family, the human family, the family of all living beings.

A beautiful energy for FATHER’s MONTH! ❤

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

Your CANCER SUN, MOON, AC, or planets, and the house MARS travels through in your chart get a boost from MARS, and you might feel quite energized these weeks, with those Archetypes / in those areas of life where CANCER shows up for you.

During its journey through CANCER, MARS will square JUPITER in LI (June 27), oppose PLUTO retro in CAP (July 2 – an energy relevant for Canada’s and the U.S. ‘birthdays’), and square URANUS in AR (July 17).
Doesn’t look like a quiet and cozy time, politically. Important to stand up for what we care about.
More about these transits as we get closer to the time.

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