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Cuspy VIRGO – PISCES SuperMOON (Feb 19): Wholeness in Oneness

17 Feb

Dear Astro~News Reader,

Full Moon over the Mountains during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb 13, 2014. Credit: Odd Andersen /AFP/Getty Images)

 

Feeling the energy building?
She’s coming!
Special in so many ways:

 

  • The Biggest SuperMOON of the year is ‘on the horizon’ – literally:
    Hope we can see her in her glory in the morning hours before MOONset on Tue Feb 19, here from the West Coast perspective.
    The BIG Full Moon will be exact at 7:54 am PST (after Moonset / Sunrise).

 

  • It’s also quite unique astronomically since the MOON will appear throughout the night very close to Regulus, the Royal Star, and brightest one in the constellation LEO.

 

  • Astrologically, LUNA will be just over the ‘Sphinx Point’ cusp, on the 1st degree of VIRGO while the SUN will be on the first degree / day of PISCES:
    A Lunar Call to be in Self Awareness (LEO / VIR) –
    Who am I, what works for me, and how can I be of service to the whole, let AQ / PI Solar Consciousness shed on Community / Humanity, and bridge ‘both sides’ Me and Us All.

 

  • CHIRON the Centaur turned Warrior.

    The SuperSuper FULL MOON on Feb 19 ‘delivers’ and catalyzes CHIRON into ARIES, on the eve of the FM, Feb 18:

    …which brings themes for the next 8 years, such as:
    * Healing through showing up for ourselves, with bold, courageous action, or ‘simply’: Through emerging from the collective cocoon, and being fully present as ourselves.
    * Emergence of new Movements, societally and spiritually, for Waking up & Showing up!
    * Emergency to step into action, re: Climate and other urgent issues.
    A very cuspy & mutable Full Moon (see FM chart below): 

    So much in flux, and lots of shifts happening (incl. CHIRON entering ARIES, and URANUS going into TAURUS) – we better adapt and renew too.

 

  • The last Full Moon in WINTER 2018 / 19 (after the Winter Solstice FM on Dec 22, and the Total Lunar Eclipse FM on Jan 20 / 21) – the next Full Moon on March 20 will be just 4 hrs after the Spring Equinox!

 

  • The last Full Moon in the retro-free zone – no Planets retrograde between Jan 6 when URANUS went direct, and March 5 when MERCURY goes retro.

 

As with every Full Moon, and esp. with this SuperSuperMOON, it can be a very emotional phase, as things come to Fruition (think: Full Moon – Harvest Moon, and VIRGO), to be released (a la PISCES via the SUN plus MERCURY – soon retro – now close to NEPTUNE!).
Let’s allow it to BE (PI), and keep doing the practice (VIR) that keeps us healthy, whole, and connected, from which right action ‘in the world’ emerges naturally.

 

Neptune Rules Pisces
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

There’s a lot of planetary energy in PISCES in the Astro Weather – showing up for the Full Moon on Feb 19, and being led over into ARIES via CHIRON: Spring and New Life in Becoming!

 

The Full Moon in VIRGO on Feb 19 (see chart below) receives the reflection of the SUN freshly in PISCES, (the SUN will enter PI on Feb 18 at 3:04 pm PST), and MERCURY next to NEPTUNE in mid-PI, plus liberating LILITH in AQ surround the SUN.
What a cosmic tidal wave this can be, esp. mentally!
One thing leads to another, and all is interconnected.
Intensity and vulnerability through overwhelm and feeling lost….?

MERCURY in ‘exile’ in PI (ruling its opposite, organized VIR) can easily get overwhelmed and confused, since… all is connected.
And maybe ‘gone fishing’, meditating, or taking extra naps is the best way of allowing things to run their course and fall into place…

 

  • What’s the Medicine that PISCES offers, at this ‘grand finale’ and transition of CHIRON from PI to ARIES?
  • What’s the Practice that the VIRGO FULL MOON prescribes?

 

If you’re been feeling so much, and being sensitive to the collective energy, you’re not alone.
‘Their stuff?’ / Not yours?

Yes and no:
On a personal level, we don’t need to take in everyone’s woes, or critique their behaviour that we can’t change, and a healthy membrane is a good thing, like a well-functioning immune system. Good to take care of our own body-mind-spirit Temple, says VIRGO.


Yet energetically we’re all / all IS interwoven, connected, and ONE, in the flow of Life, shows PISCES – w
e’re spiritual Beings having a human experience. Something to take in and attune even more to, with MERCURY already and for a long time in in PI, plus soon to go retro (March 5 – 28).

 

You prob. heard the quote before: “Don’t sweat the small stuff – it’s all small stuff” (Very apropos VIRGO).
I disagree with the latter part. But it’s worth checking in whether a situation that upset us is actually ‘small stuff’ in the bigger context of things, and yet, why we feel it in such a BIG way? What’s the need behind it?

A spiritual teacher said:
“Do you experience the suffering (as a phenomenon that comes and goes) with compassion, or do you (as in: you personally) suffer the experience?”
And: “The Person has / is the Problem. Presence just IS.”

VIRGO represents the individualized Self, in that sense ‘the Person’ while PISCES represents Presence with / in / as Energy.
The VIRGO SuperSuper Moon calls us to be aware of what makes us feel / take things so personally even though it might be ‘just random’ / accidental / part of the human condition.
Not to over-analyze and re-affirm ‘the problem’, rather to simply be with it and watch it run its course…

 

Waves are coming in… – Photo by Melanie, Jan 2019

 

On the PISCES ‘side’ (which is an oxymoron, since PI is all-encompassing), some of us sentient and sensitive ones are very attuned to the ‘psychic weather’ / oceanic atmosphere around us.

Maybe we came with this gift (which can sometimes feel like a curse – a la CHIRON in PI over the last 8-9 years), or it was evoked early in life.

 

  • Can you, the empathic Person, avoid being drawn into everyone’s emotional field, and experiencing it as your own?
  • And what of that IS actually a reflection of you?
    The Sphinx Point Self Awareness and VIRGO discernment sure help.
  • Can you let go, release the need to do something with what happened, and allow things to be as they are?
  • Can you let people be who they are, rather than trying to do something about it? 
  • Have you noticed how your (PISCEAN) vibration actually changes them / the situation in a better way than your (VIR) need to ‘fix’ or ‘reform’ them?
  • How do you bring yourself, and what brings you back into alignment (VIR) with your true Soul Nature?


Things flow so much easier (PI), and the Universe ‘has our back’ when we’re true to ourselves.
Magic and synchronicities are our companions, life is more fun and joy, and we’re naturally led to do what we’re best at, and meet people on the way whom we resonate and co-create with.

Versus trying to be everything to everybody, bending over backwards, protecting your image and social status, and building up a fake persona, not wanting to loose face in the eyes of others, and being more perfect than you are, etc.
All of that takes so much energy, comes from the ego, and actually goes against what nature intended for us:
To be authentically ourselves.
HA – seems like CHIRON going into ARIES on the eve of the FM agrees wholeheartedly.

In this sense, more BEING in natural alignment, and less ego directed DOING (as a compensation mode) is what the Astro Doc prescribes, always, and esp. brought out by this VIRGO – PISCES Super FULL MOON.
Noticing and being aware (a VIRGO specialty) of what’s going on are the first steps to nature-ally re-align.

 

How does the VIRGO ‘Priestess’ and ‘Earth Angel’ in us show up in this?

 

Virgo and Mercury Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

Let’s be aware (VIR) and in a loving, open, neutral place (PI), with the washing up and out of old emotions, thoughts and vibrations.

Maybe even residues of the whole PISCES Age era, our connection with / in it and conditioning by it,  showing up via MERCURY (soon retro), in triple contact with NEPTUNE (Feb 18, March 24, Apr 2).
Hints: The Victim – Perpetrator – Saviour – Martyr dynamic…

HOW to (a VIRGO approach) release all THAT?
I hear VIRGO getting concerned…

Impossible to resolve it all with a ‘strategy’, ‘method’, or ‘fix’, or by analysis…

We can’t keep these collective-connective waves from coming.
But we can learn and practice surfing and navigating them skillfully
 (that’s where VIRGO comes in) and, rather than judging and resisting, BE with it all (PISCES) in a good vibration, and loving, heart-ful way.

 

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

 

What are these themes are for You that are getting washed up – to be released?
They can be also seen in your chart – esp. where the VIRGO – PISCES axis is (houses, planets…).

Triple Goddess

Image:
Triple Goddess Maiden, Mother, Crone, with Waxing, Full, and Waning Moon, representing the stages of Womanhood

We can expose ourselves to the cosmic, universal,  unified and unifying PISCEAN Field, transmitted by the SUN, MERCURY & NEPTUNE.
And channel the energy into this human dimension, by tuning into the
 grounding gifts of Grandmother MOON in VIRGO, sign of the Sacred Feminine and Triple Goddess.

How can Your cosmic gifts be actualized, put into service, and help You be in alignment with Your cosmic assignment?

 

 

The VIRGO – PISCES Full Moon Chart

The VIR – PI Full Moon will be exact at 7:54 am PST on Feb 19 – first full day in PISCES 2019.

Immediately obvious:

We’re in a VERY PISCEAN realm, from our West Coast perspective – balanced by the VIRGO MOON.

 

PISCES Rising, with its Ruler NEPTUNE on the AC, together with MERCURY (which conversely is the Ruler of VIRGO).
The ‘Messenger’ is for a very long time in the PISCEAN oceanic realm this year: Since Feb 10, until Apr 16, and shall go retro there too (March 5 – 28)!
MERCURY in PI is attuning us to openness, connectedness, and fluidity of the Mind.

The SUN freshly in PI (from Feb 18 on), will have just risen at the exact Full Moon time, and therefore be also in the Piscean 12th House – nice natural alignment! –, not far from liberating LILITH in AQ. Being in the vaster Energy Field and tuning into Oneness of / as All-That-Is…
The SUN on the AQ – PI ‘Coherence Point’ invites us as ‘We’re all in This Together’ to tune into shared vibrations with other Human Beings (rather than separation).
Spiritual gatherings where joined group vibrations are being offered would be very welcomed (always, and esp. for this Full Moon).

 

The essence of timeless Tao Wisdom:
Yin-Yang Balance is always dynamic and interwoven.

The SUN /  NEPTUNE / MERCURY ‘field’ in PI show us:

All is unified and ONE.

Letting go of mental hooks and hang-ups (MERCURY in PI), or of being caught in the collective web would be so healing.
Perhaps through sound, music, dance, and vibrational medicine.

MERCURY in PI responds to those ‘messages’, rather than being more inundated, confused, and hypnotized by ‘news’.
Not a suggestion to put the head into the sand.
Rather an opport-Unity to let go, and tune into deeper messages.

 

Big Wave Surfer Maya Gabeira

 

As we immerse fully into the PISCEAN field there is just energy, a ‘quantum soup’.
Which can be overwhelming and chaotic, for the individualized, ‘separate’ human personal self. Examples are everywhere, incl. the constant influx / inundation of media (also ruled by PISCES), paradoxically creating FOMO (fear of missing out) – when we experience ourselves as separate from ‘them’.
I guess you’re getting the picture…. 

Interconnectedness of ALL can, for our separate identity, be overwhelming, confusing, make us vulnerable – or make us want to escape, be ‘addicted’ to ‘the state of bliss and union’, etc.
The invitation is to experience and merge in the field of Oneness.

The SUN now entering PISCES (Feb 18 – March 20) also brings Solar Consciousness to the bigger, longer, and more transpersonal influences of NEPTUNE in PISCES 2012 – 2026, and CHIRON in PISCES 2010 – 2019 – which leaves PI literally on the same day as the SUN enters PI, Feb 18 – – the eve of the Super Full Moon.

So much is coming together now…

Allow it, and allow yourself to BE.
Maybe that means letting go of, forgiving, releasing something, some ‘disappointment’, ‘illusion’, etc. (chances are in the area of life related to PI in your chart).

CHIRON now leaving PISCES has shown over the last decade how old, early, time-transcending wounds came up in this process (esp. for those of us born in the 1960’s under CHIRON in PI, and anyone with PI placements).
As James Hillman summed it up in a Jungian seminar in Victoria a few years ago:
There are two basic early childhood wounds: Abandonment and overwhelm (invasion, abuse). We might have experienced one more than the other, or both in combination. We might have experienced one more than the other, or both in combination.
They often lead to addiction – as an escape, and / or substitute for genuine connection…
Real connection is Healing.

 

A Review of the effects of CHIRON in PISCES over the last decade would be quite helpful and integrative.
In our CHIRON into ARIES Parlour – 3 groups on Feb 20 & 28 we shall also in the circle review CHIRON in PISCES, and the Medicine it has brought to everyone.

 

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Crystal activated Voyager card XVII – Star, showing Kuan Yin, Goddess of Compassion – Photo and crystal activation by Melanie

I call the AQ – PI cusp also ‘Kuan Yin Point’ – This female Buddha offers Compassion for Humanity and All Life Forms.

 

Often we have to feel what’s now ripe to be healed. There may be catalysts that bring out the old wounds – to be also healing agents.

Rather than spiritually bypassing the wounds, or indulging in them, or escaping into addictive behaviour, how can we do our part in letting go and healing (NEPTUNE, CHIRON, and MOON in VIR)?

 

The Full MOON in VIR – PISCES, together with the North Node now (until June 2020) in CANCER invites us to invoke Divine Mother / Goddess energy that is always available to support us and all sentient Beings. Like Kuan Yin, Mother Mary…

We can’t ‘do it all’ but we can ask for assistance from Higher dimensions… See how your energy shifts…!

Maybe it helps us with dropping resistance and separation, and, rather than trying to armour ourselves against the ‘tsunami of energy’ (since as sensitive souls we tend to take things in, and they sit and stick there, and possibly contaminate our inner environment) we can ask and allow the energy to gently leave us.

NEPTUNE in PI’s need for Connection and Oneness with the Great Mother, the Universe, the All, can lead to ‘looking for Love at the wrong places’, going on a compensation course via addictions of all sorts that promise to let the ‘me’ go away for a while, but hey, it does come back each time, which can turn into a painful vicious cycle.

These ‘depleting’ tendencies can be met by our awareness of wholeness (Full Moon in VIR) from which healing and renewed Consciousness that-IS (PI SUN) can come.
Practices that lead us to a physical, sensate awareness of wholeness, like mindfulness meditation, Yoga, walks in Nature help, ideally integrated into our life as a healthy routine (VIR).

What are other concrete practices, maybe healthy rituals you can DO (VIRGO) that help us come back into Oneness with / in Life?

 

VIRGO is the energy of the Harvest Goddess,  Priestess, and Sacred Feminine who is whole and complete, clear and aligned with her sacred Self which keeps her / us in Integrity.

VIRGO practices self-awareness, and tends to ‘her’ body-mind-spirit Temple through clearing, discernment, sacred and spiritual practice, such as ceremony and ritual.

Which means in our practical daily life:
A body / health / wellness / nutrition practice and lifestyle.
A healthy body in a healthy spirit.
Honouring ourselves and our body-temple.
Practice Is Perfect.

  • Is there a practice you can adopt right now that would benefit your well being? Something simple and self-sufficient, like – cell phone free walks, Yoga, exercise, getting more regularly fresh air? 
  • Which ‘recipes, remedies, and rituals’ would your inner Mentor prescribe? Like: adding / removing something from your diet, sleep, work style and hours, certain practices that make you overall happier and healthier, a morning ritual? 
  • Is there something is ripe and ready now to be harvested, as in: let go of? 
  • Would a ceremony help release something old and outlived, and / or help invite beneficial cosmic energies?

 

 

Other Cosmic Energies in the SuperMOON ‘Field’

 

Call of the Mountain
Photo by Melanie, Dec 2018

 

Mountain Medicine

Yes, still a lot of CAPRICORN energy too, activated by VENUS:

VENUS now in CAP (Feb 3 – March 1), on the ‘Integrity Point’ – a magnet to attract what’s ‘real’ and in integrity / really works for us, while ‘in the meantime’ it’s also a ‘match’ & mirror for where we’re at, with our self value and self love.

VENUS will have just met SATURN (once a year) on Feb 18:
What are you ready to commit to, from your Heart, and because it’s Time?
And what’s done & complete (even though you used to love it)?

On Feb 22 – 24, VENUS will meet PLUTO and the South Node in CAP:
Deep and karmic Soul Connections and Attractions are showing up, with the South Node, rather ‘of the past’, ancient and timeless, yet also to release (South Node) old patterns that don’t serve anymore (end of CAP has also VIR undertone, just as early VIR has CAP undertone, a mutually activated theme).
Be in Your Integrity NOW. Mountain Medicine.

 

 

 

Tune into Your Heart Gifts!

JUPITER has come a long way in its own domain of SAGITTARIUS (since Nov 8, 2018, until Dec 2, 2019).
It’s starting to slow down now, to go retro for 4 months, from Apr 10 on.

MERCURY while for a long time in PI (incl. its retro phase in March) will go 3 times (before, during, and after retro) into square with JUPITER in SAG: Feb 22, March 15, and Apr 11.
Which is also a reflection of the triple square between JUPITER and NEPTUNE in PI this year (1st one was JAN 13).

Let’s tune into Messages beyond our rational thinking, and receive the gifts of their Wisdom, showing us about the interwoven Fabric of Life.
Let’s allow things to be fluid and easy, offer and receive messages-as-gifts, tap into abundance mode, rather than feeling overwhelmed. Letting the Heart direction & connections unfold…

 

Awakening (through) the Body, and EmBodying Awakeness

Lastly, another cuspy activation, on the ‘Settling / Embodiment Point’ from ARIES to TAURUS…

…via URANUS, at the very end of ARIES – to move into TAURUS with the next New Moon, on March 6, and MARS which recently ‘settled’ in TAU (Feb 14 – March 30).

MARS in TAURUS followed by URANUS helps us with grounding and embodying Spirit-in-Matter, while Awakening (through) the Body, and EmBodying Awakeness.

More about URANUS into TAURUS coming up soon, in ASTRO~NEWS!

 

Cosmic Blessings for Wholeness in Oneness, with the VIRGO – PISCES SuperSuperMOON, and her ‘Entourage’ – and beyond!

Melanie

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Cuspy Full Moon in GEM – SAG (Nov 22 / 23): Voice Your Heart Truth, and Move with it!

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Dear Astro~News Friend in Spirit Connection,

Horse Hug – Photo by my Friend Otto Heitzer

 

That’s BIG and Exciting – and many of us have been already tuning into this Massive Energy Field:
Tomorrow Thu Nov 22, the SUN follows JUPITER over the PHOENIX Point into SAG.
Thu is JupiterDay, and it’s U.S. Thanksgiving – both SO SAG / JUPITER.
The SUN / JUPITER union will follow shortly, on Sun-Day the 25th!
Gotta LOVE the Heavens-as-on-Earth alignments….!

JUPITER since (Thu!) Nov 8 in its own realm of SAG invites us to find our Heart Truth, and generously share our Spirit and Gifts with the World.

That’s not all, because the reason for the season of the ASTRO~NEWS is the FULL MOON, happening 20 hrs after the SUN’s entry into SAG.
I.o.w., the MOON will be on the first degree of GEM when exactly full.

Both SUN and MOON will be cuspy.
Plus, 5 more Zodiac cusps are activated through the Nodes, VENUS, CHIRON, and URANUS – see below, in and under the Full Moon chart.
And, we’re moving out of the fixed holding pattern, into very mutable Zodiac field across the board – as the Full Moon chart also shows:

The Nodes are freshly out of fixed AQ – LEO, and now in CAP – CAN, MARS left AQ, and is now in PI, JUPITER came out of SCO on Nov 5, after 13 months in it, the SUN follows tomorrow, and the MOON will be out of TAU in GEM just shortly before the FULL MOON.

Bottom line, lots can get unstuck now, shifting and moving, onward and upward!

…just after this almost-Full Moon that’s been very strongly fixed in TAU yesterday and today Nov 20 / 21 – bringing the deep SCO season to a ‘harvesting’ completion.
And showing us where our desires or aversions can turn into attachment that causes suffering to ourselves and others (as the Buddha teaches too…) and needs to be processed for the sake of all.


The MOON will be still in TAU for most of tomorrow Nov 22 before she ‘grows wings’ in GEM at 8:10 pm PST, just 1 1/2 hrs before the FULL MOON at 9:39 pm PST.

The early GEMINI energy has also an Alchemy flavour:

  • How does the (TAUREAN) ‘food’ (intake on all levels) ‘taste and smell’, and what’s been ‘cooking’?
  • Which fragrances do we move toward now?
  • What’s the ‘fragrance’ and what are the ‘sounds’ (literally / symbolically) that are being released through the process we’ve been in?
  • Making sounds and breathing into what’s been going on, perhaps breathing new life into what’s been stagnant and stuck can be helpful instinctual bodily and symbolic movements.
  • What are the messages and signals (GEM) of the body (TAU) we’re receiving and giving off?
  • What’s been stagnant and stuck, or ‘fermenting’ and come to fruition to find a voice now?
  • What’s growing wings now, and ready to take flight?

 


Here’s the Yin-Yang Phoenix – on top of the allegoric Gemini painting by Johfra Bosschart. 
You’ve seen it before – maybe in a new light now (under MERCURY in SAG, and in the context of the GEM – SAG Full Moon).

More and more people have found their Twin (GEM) Flame (SAG) – a theme that’s also related to this Full Moon – which may heighten the chances to connect – or re-connect (under MERCURY – ruler of GEM – now retro in SAG), if the flame is (re-)ignited through certain signals (or maybe a secret Soul Code).

 

Time to FREE things up – and see them in a new LIGHT.

  • Maybe by rising above the ‘creepy-crawly’ dimension we’ve been stuck in, burning off what doesn’t serve anymore and has fulfilled its purpose – esp. when we look at it clearly, and notice the space between us and ‘it’.
  • Maybe by honouring the dark, ‘hiding’, and holding places we’ve been in, taking us deeper than we might have chosen, but importantly so.

What helps us shift from ‘being in the dark’ to moving forward, and trusting the Journey that Life is?
What is it that ignites the Heart and Spirit in these seasonably darkest times (in our Northern hemisphere)? 
What can we trust, and move forward and through the dark days with?

 

Jupiter Rules Sagittarius –Painting by Johfra Bosschart

The SAG Hermit carries his Soul light lantern – always shedding light on the path right in front of him…
Reminds me of a quote:

“Qu: How do I know whether I’m on the right path?
A: Just look down where your feet are.”
(must have been coined by a SAG – CAP person…. ).

The SAG Centaur (according to a mythological story the transcended ‘Wounded Healer’ CHIRON) is the embodied connection of Animal (an animal with a Big Heart that-is!) with Conscious Human, shooting the arrow ignited / fueled by Zeus’s (JUPITER’s) thunderbolt to the Heavens. 
Animal – Human – Divine, in ONE.

A simple formula / reminder for the SAG Spirit.
The inner Heart Fire is the Divine Ignition, that carries us forward, and our Spirit into the World….
Maybe – quite often actually – the result / in the context of what’s called a ‘Healing Journey’
(which may continue… it doesn’t need to have a destination).

 

Let’s take a look at the FULL MOON chart!

The MOON will be culminating in her Fullness at 9:39 pm PST tomorrow Nov 22 (12:39 am EST on Nov 23).

See the SUN / JUPITER alignment on the ‘Phoenix Point’ in early SAG? 
The two biggest bodies of the Solar System aligned in that area of the heavens – what a gravitation! Where you see the SUN these days is also JUPITER.

It’ll takes the SUN 3 days after the Full Moon to catch up with and pass JUPITER (on Nov 25 / 26). 
From then on JUPITER will rise again before the SUN (call it ‘New JUPITER‘). We won’t see JUPITER in the early morning for a while yet, though.
Yet, it’s a Solar initiation of JUPITER into SAG – in case you haven’t noticed the ‘Phoenix’ / SAG energy so strongly yet in the last weeks.
May we rise in Spirit, Heart guided and with clear seeing!

Not far from SUN / JUPITER:
MERCURY, now retro a bit further in early SAG, is being in this first half of M-r ‘lassoed in’, to meet and go behind the SUN next Tue Nov 27 = ‘Day of Enlightened Insight’ aka ‘New MERCURY‘.

The first half of M-r (since Nov 16) a.k.a. Epimethean phase can (esp. in SAG) bring out ‘old and told stories and beliefs’ which are coming to the forefront of the mind – only for us to acknowledge them for what they’ve meant, and how they might have made sense in the context of the past.
But we’re outgrowing them, inevitably, as we’re finding deep Inner Truth and Freedom.

I.o.w., so much Phoenix Rebirth Energy nowadays… 
When you feel stuck in the ‘Labour’ or ‘Birth Canal’ of it trust the process. This too shall move!
And with the consciousness of the Old we can’t quite perceive of the new and lighter yet. It’ll look differently on the other side.

 

What’s with all the Zodiac Cusps being activated?

 

  • The PHOENIX Point – as of tomorrow on the SAG side! – , with the SUN (enters SAG on Nov 22 at 1:01 am PST), JUPITER, and MERCURY retro.
    Shifts with the ‘New JUPITER’ and ‘New MERCURY’ over the next week, as in:
    Rebirth of Spirit, and of a clear seeing Heart-Mind.

    MERCURY retro will go again over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into late SCO from Dec 1 – 12, to dive into deeper motives and magical zones (SCO) that inspire us (SAG).

 

  • The South Node is now at the end of CAP, while the North Node is at the end of CAN. 

    The Nodal Axis shifted recently, on Nov 16
    , with the Lunar South Node (SN) on the CAP / AQ ‘Society/ System / Witnessing Point’ (aka ‘Prometheus Point’= the Rebel / Innovator bringing the Fire of Freedom to Humanity, another story….) and Lunar North Node (NN) on the ‘Creativity Point’ (CAN / LEO).

    The ‘air can get thin’, and it can get icy, cold, and lonely, on top of the mountain where we understand and witness…

    We’ve reached an imbalance of overly ‘watching / witnessing’ (AQ / CAP) – perhaps immature narcissistic ‘drama queens and drama kings’ playing out their unresolved childhood stuff (CAN / LEO), and giving them / this stuff energy through attention while getting drained – and it gets old. This imbalance needs to shift.
    Otherwise not-so-great CAP effects
    (feeling heavy, burdened, depressed, judgmental, resentful…) can easily kick in – symptoms showing something’s out of balance.

    How about stepping away, and unplugging from this position (should you have put yourself into it), incl. the over-engagement with watching other people in a way that’s ‘sensationally’ tempting but drains your energy?
    Social media doesn’t help / is part of the problem, esp. if it’s a substitute that replaces social engagement with real people in a lonely ‘plugged-in modern world’ that just reinforces the system.

    And how about instead – with the freed-up energy – playing and being creative (CAN – LEO NN) like / with the Inner Child?!
    And dancing as if nobody or everybody watches (what’s the difference – if you’re childlike?)?
    Because you can, and because you care. Because taking care of your needs gives you new energy you can bring into the picture with others.
    Yep, a fresh cuspy shift right there.

 

  • MARS is now freshly in early PISCES (Nov 15 – Dec 31) encourages us to go with the flow, surf the cosmic waves, adapt to the energies that come up, ride them out, and channel ‘action’ into release, relax, and letting go….
    Ha, esp. in the Holiday craze – excellent antidote to otherwise Piscean ‘Tsunami’ overwhelm – beware of that one, take it easy, and be in the flow.

 

  • CHIRON presently retro is in late PISCES – moved back over the ‘Emergence Point’ from ARIES where it’s been since mid-April until end of Sept, and is now back in late PI until Feb 18, 2019. A ‘CHIRON-ic Immersion’ for its last phase in PI (where it’s been since 2010 / 2011).
    CHIRON will go out of retro on Dec 8 – a stationary focal point in the first half of Dec, pointing us to what the oceanic immersive, reconnective, and regenerative ‘Medicine’ is for / in us that changes our vibration and helps with a fresh genuine presence.
    Remember, CHIRON in ARIES offers the Medicine of being the Authentic YOU.

 

  • URANUS retro is also backtracking nowadays, for one more phase at the end of ARIES where it’s been since 2011.
    URANUS has already ‘shaken up’ and awakened TAURUS (doing its job as the Archetype of the Awakener) as in: Us Earthlings, in relation to Mother Earth, and to our sensate body, mid-2018.
    URANUS on the TAU side of the ‘Settling Point’ has been obviously rather un-settling, yet helping us be free from dullness, stagnation, comfort traps, attachment, complacency, and for a new way of embodying Spirit.
    Now back in ARIES, URANUS brings fresh Spirit of experimentation to how we show up.
    Just do it, says ARIES, and be alive, new, and in the NOW.
    URANUS will go out of retro = direct again on Jan 6, the day after the CAP New MOON / a Partial Solar Eclipse, on Jan 5.
    Hence end of Dec to mid-Jan will be quite Uranian, bringing wake-up calls and paradigm shifts.

 

  • VENUS in late LIBRA – post her retro journey in Fall, and now re-newed as the ‘Morning Star’ Goddess / Divine Feminine – helps us choose, and engage relationally (LIBRA), based on our intrinsic values.
    VENUS will once again on Dec 2
     (already happened this Fall, due to her retro journey) dive over the ‘Tipping Point’ cusp into SCO where she’ll dwell until Jan 7 / 8.
    So yeah, make a choice that’s a good match and don’t be afraid of the magic and change it brings.
    VENUS on the ‘Tipping Point’ will oppose URANUS on the ‘Settling Point’ once again (# 3 of 3) on Fri (VenusDay!) Nov 30.
    The freedom of choice…

 

  • The FULL MOON on the TAU – GEM cusp which I call ‘BodyTalk Point’ or ‘Voice Point’ calls us to respond to the messages and signals of the body, and give a voice to what’s been ‘sitting there’.
    Asking good questions helps….
    As does following the Path of the Heart that SAG points us to so strongly now…

 

 

Sending Love, Light, and Joy – on your Path, and in the Cosmic Dance!
Melanie

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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

 

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CHIRON Enters ARIES (Apr 17 – Sept 25, and fully from Feb 2019 on): The Medicine of Being Authentically You!

16 Apr

Whoa – that’s BIG News:
Shamanic CHIRON having been in PISCES since 2010 makes a move: 

CHIRON is about to cross over the Spring Equinox a.k.a. ‘Emergence’ Point, and ‘Come Alive’ & enter ARIES on Apr 17!
For a try-on / preview phase until Sept 25, when it re-immerses itself into PISCES. And then from Feb 18, 2019 on, the full-on emergence of ARIES Medicine will show up.

  • All is fresh and NEW in ARIES.
  • Finding the Medicine of being Authentically YOU!
  • Emerging from the Collective Consciousness. Which can be scary, and / or hugely liberating.

CHIRON brings up ‘wounds’ and awkwardness, and we feel like an outsider – in ARIES when we show up or stand up for ourselves, and for what matters to us. It might be also awkward if we didn’t have role models, or their teachings don’t apply to THIS. 
Yet, what the heck? says ARIES, It’s my life, this is ME.
Early ARIES is a Warrior / Survivor. All about the NOW.

That’s what ARIES is all about: NOW THIS!
Alive, alert, letting life force emerge in every moment – like blossoms surprising us daily now. Time for fresh beginnings – or for simply being present with what’s always NEW.

Show up in a new way, try out what you haven’t before, not in a long time, or don’t have a ‘model’ or comparison for. If it ‘doesn’t work’ try something else (ARIES doesn’t mind starting anew). The essence of being innovative.
Anger (and ARIES expression) can be your vulnerability yet also guide you to your Medicine.

 

Those of you born with CHIRON in ARIES (Apr – Oct 1968, and Feb 1969 – March 1977) know a bit (or a lot) about this state of Being.
For you, round age 50 CHIRON will make its Return, and your ‘original wound / Medicine’ comes full circle.
All of us (independent of age) esp. if we have SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in ARIES (or triggered by it, in LIBRA, CAN or CAP) we’ll get a CHIRON ‘kick’ too, to step forward, authentically as we are, esp. in the area of life related to our ARIES House in the chart.

You’re welcome to join our 
Special ASTRO Medicine Parlour:
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The Medicine of Being Authentically YOU

MON APR 16
 (the day before CHIRON enters AR!).

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… to co-explore how this shows up for YOU, and in the World (symptoms are already manifesting).
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If you rather or additionally would like to come to a private session – let’s do that!

 

Many Blessings for the Medicine of Being Authentic!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ARIES New Moon with URANUS, MERCURY Turnaround & CHIRON Entering ARIES: Breakthrough into the Authentic YOU!

14 Apr

Dear Astro~News Readers,

The energies from the pre-Easter Full Moon are getting turned up another notch – or a few:

You MUST feel this already – at least ‘in the making’ (as in: New Moon)!
Tomorrow’s New Moon in late ARIES comes with URANUS, and brings a liberating Firework:
Freedom from… Freedom for… and ‘simply’:

Freedom to be Authentically YOU!

Whatever is in the way, like polarization splits a la ERIS in ARIES (see my recent post for the Full Moon on March 31, with ERIS involved) is being recognized for what it is, and gets busted right on the spot.

No need to ‘assert or defend yourself’ (which is also an ARIES energy but always implies an ‘against’).
Simply be YOU! Says liberating URANUS, right next to the New Moon.

Which can perhaps look like this:
Being consciously (SUN) emotionally (MOON) free (URANUS).
Feeling it coming big time?

 

Star Magnolia Dance – Photo by Melanie

 

Imagine…
If more and more of us wake up and step into LIFE (ARIES) with this Power? It can have massive effects on our lives, onto society, humanity, and our Life on Earth.

I’d say this Spirit is pushing so strongly now to come alive that there’s no more holding back or regressing. 
Also catalyzed by MERCURY and CHIRON, wrapping round the ‘Emergence’ / “Come Alive” Point from PI to AR!

MERCURY is now stationary in early ARIES – going out of retro tomorrow Apr 15 – about 16 1/2 hrs before the NEW MOON:
How have you come to more authenticity in your conscious thinking and communication?
Maybe you caught yourself in old conditioned / fearful / fake / ‘strategic’ / pleasing-oriented inauthentic patterns in this MERCURY Retro phase since March 22, questioned this, and tried on a new approach? Ha, or ‘simply’ something authentic ‘escaped you’ and brought out what you really think. 🙂
Maybe you noticed that when you speak-as-you-are things flow, you come alive, and people really only meet you for real.
Thaaank you, MERCURY Retro!
More about MERCURY below 🙂

 

CHIRON is about to ‘Come Alive’ & enter ARIES on Apr 17!

…with stationary MERCURY as a ‘midwife’
For a try-on / preview phase until Sept 25, when it re-immerses itself into PISCES. And then from Feb 18, 2019 on, the full-on emergence of ARIES Medicine will show up.

All is fresh and NEW in ARIES.
The Medicine is to be Authentically YOU!
Emerging from the Collective Consciousness.
Which can be scary, and / or hugely liberating.

CHIRON brings up ‘wounds’ and awkwardness, and we feel like an outsider – in ARIES when we show up or stand up for ourselves, and for what matters to us. It might be also awkward if we didn’t have role models, or their teachings don’t apply to THIS. 
Yet, what the heck? says ARIES, It’s my life, this is ME.
Early ARIES is a Warrior / Survivor. All about the NOW.

That’s what ARIES is all about: NOW THIS!
Alive, alert, letting life force emerge in every moment – like blossoms surprising us daily now. Time for fresh beginnings – or for simply being present with what’s always NEW.

Show up in a new way, try out what you haven’t before, not in a long time, or don’t have a ‘model’ or comparison for. If it ‘doesn’t work’ try something else (ARIES doesn’t mind starting anew). The essence of being innovative.
Anger (and ARIES expression) can be your vulnerability yet also guide you to your Medicine.

Those of you born with CHIRON in ARIES (Apr – Oct 1968, and Feb 1969 – March 1977) know a bit (or a lot) about this state of Being.
For you, round age 50 CHIRON will make its Return, and your ‘original wound / Medicine’ comes full circle.
All of us (independent of age) esp. if we have SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in ARIES (or triggered by it, in LIBRA, CAN or CAP) we’ll get a CHIRON ‘kick’ too, to step forward, authentically as we are, esp. in the area of life related to our ARIES House in the chart.

Let’s explore how this shows up for YOU, and in the World (symptoms are already manifesting) in our…

Special ASTRO Medicine Parlour:
CHIRON Enters ARIES
The Medicine of Being Authentically YOU!

Coming Monday Apr 16
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Let’s take a look at the ARIES NEW MOON chart…

…and see which other Archetypes show up now, reminding us to let their energies enliven us!
The ARIES NEW MOON will be exact at 6:57 pm PDT tomorrow, Apr 15.

 

Boom! There’s URANUS right next to the SUN and MOON Union in late ARIES.

URANUS has finally passed ERIS (their connection happened over the last 2 years, 2016 / 17. See the blog post for the last Full Moon, describing the theme – disruptive, shock and awe, ‘splitting’ and polarizing effects.

Their combined energy has been (well, one facet of it!) erratic, unpredictable, volatile (“You never know what comes next!”) which could have kept us on adrenaline / alert mode – and has also been used and ‘worked’ by ‘power players’.

Yet, on a higher vibrational mode (hey, good reminder: Astro Awareness is all about Raising your Vibration and be free – in my world anyway 🙂 ), it’s been a shake and wake-up call for a new approach to… everything – esp. old core issues that are up for transformation (PLUTO in CAP).
The Power is IN You.

As the shocking discordance producing scenarios are being integrated the (Uranian) Awakening in Humanity emerges big time now.
We the People don’t buy into the old ‘divide et impera’ (divide and rule) principle anymore that’s based on being set up against each other.


The NEW MOON just past ERIS and approaching URANUS (the MOON unites with URANUS on Apr 15 / 16, and the SUN on Apr 18) is a strong momentum towards Conscious Breakthrough and Freedom.

 

Image Credit: Pexels – free stock photos

 

The ARIES NEW MOON with URANUS is unaspected (stands by itself without a link to other Planets) – that really stands out too!
This dynamic has ‘a life of its own’, which could manifest as ‘being in the closet’. But not for too long, with URANUS:
Liberation is ready to be released!

 

‘Winged Messenger’ MERCURY at the Beginning of ARIES 

…freshly out of retro (at 2:21 am PDT = 16 1/2 hrs before the NM).

Hope you’ve also had lots of paradigm shifts of / from the mind, with MERCURY retro, while URANUS the ‘higher octave’ of MERCURY (still) also in ARIES, on a transpersonal dimension has been rattling us to wake up.

MERCURY is now in post-retro ‘storm’ in its ‘U-turn’ from retro to direct – a re-adjustment time (like a ‘reverse culture shock’ which can happen when we come back from a re-treat to our ‘known’ environment). Let’s give it a week or so to integrate.

The ‘storm’ (MERCURY moving very slowly in forward gear) goes technically until Apr 24, followed by the post-retro shadow until May 4 (when it goes over the Zodiac degree zone which it went retro from = 17° AR).
A good time to process and start to act on ARIES Retro themes that have come up, a la “Back to the Beginning!”:

  • Did M-r re-connect you with people from the ‘beginnings’ when you started things / when you were new in town / in your work…?
  • Did it bring that spirit back?
  • Was that refreshing and re-inspiring, to bring you back to a ‘Beginner’s Mind’ approach?
  • Or did it show you (ha, the CAP contrast that also came up – MERCURY in triple square with SATURN): “Been there, done that. That was me in the beginning, Now with all my experience however…” (a fine line between being realistic and judge-mental).

Mainly, it’s about Authenticity and Origin-ality, with M-r in ARIES.

The stationary MERCURY invites CHIRON over from PISCES into ARIES: Being YOU is the Medicine!

MERCURY and CHIRON (only 5 degrees apart from each other, wrapping around the ‘Emergence Point cusp from PI to AR) are also unaspected. What brings you ‘back to life’? It’s YOUR Life.

 

Who else shows up for the ARIES New Moon Party?

As you see in the chart, there’s lots of cardinal activation in the New Moon and beyond: (Soon CHIRON), MERCURY, the SUN / MOON, URANUS, SATURN, MARS, LILITH, and PLUTO are all in cardinal signs, actually only two of the four: ARIES and CAPRICORN:

What are you initiating (AR), and where do you show up in leadership and integrity (CAP) – without taking too much on or becoming a scapegoat?!

 

Vibrant Country Goat

MARS in CAPRICORN having passed SATURN (Apr 2) will unite with LILITH on Apr 19 and with PLUTO on Apr 26!
A MARS activation happens only every 2 years.

MARS in CAP is a ‘kicker’ for all of us with SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in CAP, but also for the ARIES, CANCER, and LIBRA sides in us which aren’t by nature accomplishment oriented but can use a boost (inner / outer Spring clearing and ‘reno’ anyone?).

Check out my Astro~News blog for MARS in CAP 2018.

  • With MARS past SATURN, have you noticed (since early April) a shift to leave obstacles, frustrations, fears, shoulds, expectations, limitations behind and move on anyway?
    A challenge perhaps yet going ahead, with ‘right action’ is what matters.
    Congrats on the MARS – SATURN front!
  • Now as MARS meets LILITH this coming week, go with / come from what’s natural for and in you. Work with your time and resources (what you’re naturally good at, and what you have access to) , which is powerful and transformational (MARS / PLUTO – coming up end of the month!).
    Let Being in Your True Nature express itself. Work with your strengths, and be in your power.

 

Back to SATURN:
The ‘Ringed One’ is also stationary this month of April, since it goes retro on Apr 17 – at 9°9′ CAP (until Sep 6). 

If you have anything on or round 9° CAP (and also AR, CAN, LI) you probably notice the pressure. Yet, it’s the pressure of a chiseling away of what you don’t need anymore and actually, what you are NOT. 

I felt called to look up the Sabian Symbol for the SATURN station (haven’t brought those in in a while – being positively retro here, let’s see..):

“CAPRICORN 9°: AN ANGEL CARRYING A HARP

KEYNOTE: The revelation of the spiritual meaning and purpose at the core of any life situation.

This picture simply says, “Heaven is within us.” All we have to do is to be open and listen to the total harmony of life, a harmony in which we play a part that is necessary to the completeness and meaning of the whole. In order to do this we have to surrender our separative ego- consciousness and flow with the universal current which, to the religiously minded person, is the Will of God.

This is the fourth symbol of the series. The technique it implies is that of ATTUNEMENT to the rhythm of universal life. Angels are to be considered personalizations of various aspects of this life, and totally subservient to its rhythms and purposes.”

This much for the Ringed One teaching us to model ourselves after other Winged Ones… ❤

Yet also, to realize that we can (from a SATURN perspective) ‘repurpose’ situations (incl. those challenging ones that we suffer, resist, and judge) by connecting with their spiritual core (PLUTO) and inner nature (LILITH). Which brings them to a higher vibration, as we surrender to the Higher Order of the Universe to use us, for a higher purpose.

 

Speaking of Higher Power and Purpose…
PLUTO in CAP is also stationary this month at 21 / 22° CAP, as it will go retro on Apr 22 (until Sept 30) – just before MARS passes PLUTO (Apr 26).

I see this dynamic on a societal level (together with the URANUS / New MOON in MARS’s domain ARIES, in wide square with PLUTO / MARS) as a strong momentum for revolutionary uprising against dominating establishment that holds and abuses power and isn’t in integrity. 
True leadership requires integrity – one of the essentials (PLUTO) of CAP.


As SATURN (authority) and PLUTO (power) both go retro this month
(which happens yearly in April, yet: extra activated via the AR New Moon, MARS, and LILITH this year) these positions and institutions are being held accountable so that ‘real change’ can come from this.

On an inner / spiritual (PLUTO) level, any soulful action in integrity is powerful (MARS / PLUTO in CAP).  And we’re called to find inner authority (SATURN retro) and inner power (PLUTO retro) again.

 

JUPITER this year in (PLUTO ruled) SCORPIO helps with revelations of what used to be under cover, hidden, taboo, in the closet – to evoke a change for the better.
With JUPITER presently (until July 10) retro it’s time to re-visit certain ‘dark corners’ that might look scary yet are important to clear, process, and transform.

 

VENUS now in TAU is about to go into opposition with JUPITER in SCO – (also on Apr 17): Enjoying this precious human embodiment with all our sense perceptions comes with seeing the bigger picture (JUPITER) of impermanence and change (SCO).

VENUS – JUPITER connect with the Planetary Archetypes in CAP, namely: MARS / LILITH / PLUTO:
How can we work with this human dilemma and tension (the joy of being alive vs. the changefulness) without engaging in attachment and suffering, in a ‘simple’, deep and mature way?
Maybe starting with some acts of voluntary simplicity (phew, can be applied in so many ways…).

 

‘See you’ next time, in person here in Victoria, online, here on this ‘blog channel’, on my FB Page, or on the email Astro~News!
Next one: for the AR New Moon to the SCO – TAU Full Moon / the Wesak Moon.

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Many Blessings for the Liberation Journey!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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VIRGO – Super-PISCES Full Moon @ 11:22: Self-Aligning in the Flow of Life

28 Feb

Dear Astro~News Reader,

She’s coming!

  • The last Full Moon in WINTER 2017 / 18 (after the New Year’s SuperMoon on Jan 1, and the Total Lunar Eclipse / Blue Moon / SuperMoon on Jan 31)!
  • Wow, so rare, to have TWO Full Moons in January (1 & 31), NO Full Moon in February, and again TWO Full Moons in March (1 & 31)!
  • The last Full Moon in the Zodiac cycle this year, with the SUN in PISCES – and the MOON in VIRGO.
  • The last Full Moon in the retro-free zone (no planets retrograde, between Jan 2 when URANUS went direct, and March 8 when JUPITER goes retro).

As with every Full Moon, it can be a very emotional phase, and things come to fruition (think: Full Moon – Harvest Moon, and VIRGO) to be released (PISCES SUN plus 4 planetary Archetypes in PI!).

 

Neptune Rules Pisces.
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

If you’re been feeling so much, and being sensitive to the collective energy, you’re not alone.
‘Their stuff?’ / Not yours?
Yes and no, since on a personal level you don’t need to take in everyone’s woes, and a healthy membrane is a good thing, like a well-functioning immune system.
Yet energetically we’re all / all IS interwoven, connected, and ONE, in the flow of life.

We’re spiritual beings having a human experience.
Do you experience the suffering (as a phenomenon that comes and goes) with compassion, or do you (as in: you personally) suffer the experience?

Some of us sentient and sensitive ones are very attuned to the ‘psychic weather’ / atmosphere around us, maybe we came with this gift (that can sometimes feel like a curse), maybe it has been a survival training in early childhood – we learned to adapt or escape.

How do you, the empathetic person X, avoid being drawn into everyone’s emotional field, and experiencing it as my own?
And what of that IS actually a reflection of you (VIRGO discernment comes handy)?
How do I let go and allow things to be washed away?
How do you bring yourself, and what brings you back into alignment (VIR) with your true soul nature?
Why would you want this?

Because things flow so much easier (PI) and the Universe has our back when we’re true to ourselves. Magic and synchronicities are our companions and life is joy.
Versus trying to be everything to everybody, bending over backwards, protecting your image and social status, and building up a fake persona, not wanting to loose face in the eyes of others, etc. – all of that takes so much energy, comes from the ego, and actually goes against what nature intended for us: To be authentically ourselves.

In this sense, more BEING in natural alignment, and less ego directed DOING (as a compensation mode) is what the astro doc prescribes, always, and esp. brought out by this VIRGO – SuperPISCES FULL MOON.

Not always easy… diagnosing what’s going on, and being aware (a VIRGO specialty) is the first step to re-aligning.

There’s a lot of planetary energy in PISCES in the Astro Weather – showing up for the Full Moon on March 1, and gradually moving over to ARIES (starting with MERCURY and VENUS on March 5 / 6 – Spring in Becoming!

The Full Moon in VIRGO on March 1 (see chart below) receives the reflection of the SUN in PISCES, next to NEPTUNE (the SUN will pass NEPTUNE on Sunday March 4) in mid-PI (= SCO undertone), MERCURY, VENUS, and CHIRON in late PISCES (= double PI).
What a cosmic tidal wave! One thing leads to another, and all is interconnected.

Intensity and vulnerability through overwhelm and feeling lost….?

  • What’s the medicine that PISCES offers, led by CHIRON?
  • What’s the practice that the VIRGO FULL MOON prescribes?

 

How does the VIRGO ‘Priestess’ and ‘Earth Angel’ in us (whether we live in a as a male or female body) show up in this?

Virgo and Mercury, painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

First of all: Let’s be aware (VIR) and in a loving, open, neutral place (PI), with the washing up and out of old vibrations. Maybe even residues of the whole PISCES Age era, and our connection with it / conditioning by it?
And allow things to be purged and transformed (SCO undertone, and Water trine from JUPITER in SCO – which happens to be also stationary (going retro on March 8).

Around March 8 (one week before and after) is actually a very powerful, and transformational time (of course also good for clearing in a practical way).

 

HOW to (a VIRGO approach) release all THAT?
I hear VIRGO getting concerned…
Impossible to resolve it all with a ‘strategy’, ‘method’, or ‘fix’, or by analysis…

We can’t keep these collective-connective waves from coming but we can learn and practice surfing and navigating them skillfully (that’s where VIRGO comes in) and, even more so, BE with it all (PISCES) in a good vibration, and loving, heart-ful way.

 

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

 

What gets washed up and released, and what these themes are about for YOU can be seen in your chart – esp. where the VIRGO – PISCES axis is (houses, planets…).
CHIRON in PI says: the ‘Medicine’ is IN the theme itself.

The PISCES SUN and planets are squared by MARS (see chart below) which is presently (until mid March 17) cruising in late SAG, the direction of the Galactic Center – the Big Unknown and Unknowable, the ‘Black Hole Transformation’ we are going through, with ultimate trust. That’s where the inner Spiritual Guidance comes in. Let yourself be moved by it. An inner sense of YES!

Moving from the Spiritual Heart that knows and guides us. We will be changed in the process, and can’t know what it ‘looks like on the other side’ (the Ego doesn’t like that).
The path through, or actually with it is the Path of Heart.

 

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Star Cluster in the Galactic Centre (NASA) – Heart of our Milky Way, at the end of SAG where the SUN travels just before the WINTER SOLSTICE Point

This reminds me of A Path With Heart – one of Jack Kornfield’s books of Buddhist teachings for the modern world.
Here is an audio excerpt about self forgiveness.  So healing.
Also very much apropos VIR – PI.
We all hurt or harmed, abandoned, betrayed  others or ourselves, knowingly and unknowingly, out of fear, pain, or confusion.
And we all were hurt and harmed by others.
Asking for and offering forgiveness inwardly. Letting go of what we still carry in the body.
The Heart wants to be free and light and clear and open.
The blessings of a loving-kindness attuned Heart follow.

I invite you to tune in and see how it supports your Beingness.

 

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Triple Moon Goddess (waxing, full, waning): Maiden, Mother, Crone. (Artist unknown)

Were the SUN is presently in the sky during any time of day or night we can picture all those other planets, while the Full MOON will be opposite, holding balance.
We can expose ourselves to the cosmic unified and unifying PISCEAN medicine field, transmitted by the SUN, NEPTUNE, and CHIRON,
and channel the energy into this dimension, by tuning into the grounding gifts of Grandmother MOON in VIRGO, sign of the Sacred Feminine and Triple Goddess.

How can your cosmic gifts be actualized, put into service, and help you be in alignment with your cosmic assignment?

MARS in late SAG would add: What’s the Heart mission you’re on? Offering from a generous, expectations- and agenda-free place brings gifts back to ourselves too.


The VIRGO – PISCES Full Moon Chart

The VIR – PI Full Moon will be exact at 4:41 pm PST on March 1, 2018.

 

Look at this magical FULL MOON degree alignment at 11°22′ VIR (MOON) and PI (SUN)! Duality in ONEness. 

  • Soo much in PISCES, in ‘polarity’ with the balancing MOON in VIRGO (which will rise just about an hour after the exact Full Moon, from West Coast perspective).
  • SO much mutability (VIR – SAG – PI)! And very strong in the YIN EARTH / WATER Elements. We live in a Climate of Change!
  • Zero AIR – hmmm, not so easy to maintain a detached, objective perspective? Or: not about the rational mind, rather intuition and heart connection, translated into service and manifestation in integrity (VIR & CAP). 
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Essence of timeless Tao Wisdom: Yin-Yang Balance is always dynamically changing and interwoven.


The SUN /  NEPTUNE / MERCURY / VENUS / CHIRON  in PI  show us:

All is unified and ONE.
What makes us vulnerable also carries the Heart Medicine.

Letting go of mental hooks and hang-ups (MERCURY in PI), or being caught in the collective web would be so healing.

Perhaps through sound, music, dance, and vibrational medicine.
MERCURY in PI responds to those ‘messages’, rather than more inundating, confusing, and hypnotizing ‘news’. Not a suggestion to put the head into the sand. Rather an opport-Unity to tune into deeper messages.

 

The Full MOON in VIR is in Earth trine with SATURN / LILITH in CAP, and PLUTO nearby – which balances and grounds the energy:

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Saturn Infrared (Hubble Space Telescope). 

 

  • Awareness and practice matter.
  • Living simply and sustainably (CAP) in wholeness and wellness (VIR).
  • Being in nature, and in our Inner ‘Wild’ Nature (LILITH) helps and sustains – and doesn’t take things on or put up with things (SATURN).

 

Would you like to look closer at these present FULL MOON Energies? Dive in with me!

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Big Wave Surfer Maya Gabeira

 

As we immerse fully into the PISCEAN field there is just energy, a ‘quantum soup’.
Which can be overwhelming and chaotic, for the individualized, ‘separate’ human personal self. The invitation is to experience and merge in the field of Oneness.

Interconnectedness of ALL can, for our separate identity, be overwhelming, confusing, make us vulnerable – or make us want to escape, be ‘addicted’ to ‘the state of bliss and union’, etc.

I guess you get the picture, and examples are everywhere, incl. the constant influx of media (also ruled by PISCES).

The SUN now in PI brings yearly consciousness to the bigger, longer lasting, and more transpersonal influence of NEPTUNE in PISCES 2012 – 2023, and CHIRON in PISCES 2010 – 2018 (moving over to ARIES Apr 17 – Sept 25, 2018, and then fully from Feb 19, 2019 on). 

  • Have you been feeling overwhelmed by all kinds of influences and energies that are ‘streaming in and through’?
  • Maybe you have a very vivid dream life, maybe you don’t want to face it all?
  • How about this: The way ‘out’ is the way ‘IN’ – to surrender and trust in being carried by What-IS?

So much is coming together now…

Allow it, and allow yourself to BE.
Maybe that means letting go of, forgiving, releasing something or some ‘disappointment’, ‘illusion’, etc. (chances are in the area of life related to PI in your chart).

CHIRON shows us that old, early, time-transcending wounds can come up in this process (esp. for those of us born in the 1960’s under CHIRON in PI, and anyone with PI placements).

As James Hillman summed it up in a Jungian seminar in Victoria a few years ago:
There are two basic early childhood wounds: Abandonment and overwhelm (invasion, abuse). We might have experienced one more than the other, or both in combination.

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Crystal activated Voyager card XVII – Star, showing Kuan Yin… – Goddess of Compassion – Photo and crystal activation by Melanie

Often we have to feel what’s now ripe to be healed. There may be catalysts that bring out the old wounds – to be also healing agents.

Rather than spiritually bypassing the wounds, or indulging in them, or escaping into addictive behaviour (all these are shadow tendencies of PI), how can we do our part in letting go and healing (NEPTUNE, CHIRON, and MOON in VIR)?

The Full MOON in VIR – PISCES (with NEPTUNE and CHIRON) invites us to invoke Divine Mother / Goddess energy that is always available to support us. Like Kuan Yin, Mother Mary…

We can’t ‘do it all’ but we can ask for assistance from Higher dimensions… See how your energy shifts…!

Maybe it helps us with dropping resistance and separation, and, rather than putting up boundaries against the ‘tsunami of energy’ (since as sensitive souls we tend to take things in, and they sit and stick there, and possibly contaminate our inner environment) we can gently allow the energy to leave us.

Are there other concrete practices, maybe healthy rituals you can DO (VIRGO) that help us come back into Oneness with / in Life?

NEPTUNE in PI’s need for Connection and Oneness with the Great Mother, the Universe, the All, can lead to ‘looking for Love at the wrong places’, going on a compensation course via addictions of all sorts that promise to let the ‘me’ go away for a while, but hey, it does come back each time, which can turn into a painful vicious cycle.

These ‘depleting’ tendencies can be met by our awareness of wholeness (Full Moon in VIR) from which healing (CHIRON in PI) and renewed Consciousness that-IS (PI SUN) can come.
Practices that lead us to a physical, sensate awareness of wholeness, like mindfulness meditation, Yoga, walks in Nature help, ideally integrated into our life as a healthy routine.

 

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Wounded Healer / Centaur CHIRON Finding his Medicine through Surrender…

The ‘Medicine Wo/Man CHIRON’ shows that the ‘wound’ carries the medicine.

CHIRON in PI can be about paradoxical and confusing ‘wounds’:

Feeling awkward and like an outsider because of our urge for deeper connectedness, yet at the same time being overwhelmed and exhausted by too many influences, and not able to release energies we have taken in. Hence escapism, distraction, avoidance.

Nowa-years with CHIRON in PI, when we dive in, and experience our oneness with Life we can relax, and let go of the idea of separation, or even adversarial ‘you over there’, and we’re re-connected with Life again.

Oneness with what-IS allows us also to let things ‘go through us’ as energy, rather than having them stick to us, or sit in our field.
Just as we’ve taken it IN (PI is ‘infamous’ for taking a lot IN) we’re invited to breathe or otherwise release it OUT.
Maybe no need to ‘do anything with it’ (i.e. analyze and work on it…).

Music, Dance, Yoga, Qi Gong, being with or IN Water is natural release therapy.

NEPTUNE & CHIRON in PISCES on the ‘opposite side’ of VIRGO (yet representing the ONE), show it’s all related:
When we drop into Resonance and Love we open up and see: What seems to be on the outside / ‘over there’ in ‘them’ has to do with us too. And – maybe in a place of vulnerability – , we ask for help, drop resistance, let go, and let God.

Many people have become more and more sensitive – perhaps a symptom of overwhelm with influences streaming at us through the media, through the collective atmosphere and cyber sphere. I’ve been hearing that from many clients, and experience it myself.

Therefore, let’s

  • Be in body-mind-spirit alignment, good health, well-being and conscious practice.
  • Be mindful, aware and self-aware.
  • Take care of business, organize, clear and clean.
  • Help ourselves (VIR is a big fan of DiY, and there is so much info online now too, re: How to…).
  • Help others – because we can. ‘Simple’, ‘small’, anonymous acts of service – can be a big deal for them, and so internally rewarding.

VIRGO thrives on alignment and self-containment, discernment, loves wellness practices, recipes, remedies, and rituals. And it’s important to heal low vibrational VIRGO (“never good enough, always problems”) with higher VIRGO vibes.

  • What is your Body Temple showing you?
  • What can you do (with joy and awareness) to help and serve others, and make the world a better place? Maybe in the service lays your own healing?
  • What needs physical cleaning / clearing / organizing in your life (how about starting with a small realm, like: the desk?). The present VIR – PI dynamic, in combination with JUPITER in SCO helps with purging, clearing clutter and reorganizing things so that life energy can flow more smoothly (and you know where things are…).
  • What’s the change you’re grateful for (JUPITER in SCO)? Even (and maybe esp.) those ‘small’ things (VIR).

 

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Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card II – Priestess – Photo by Melanie

 

VIRGO is the energy of the Harvest Goddess,  Priestess, and Sacred Feminine who is clear and aligned with her sacred Self which she keeps in integrity.

VIRGO practices self-awareness and tends to ‘her’ body-mind-spirit Temple through clearing, discernment, sacred and spiritual practice, such as ceremony and ritual.

Which means in our practical daily life:
A body / health / wellness / nutrition practice and lifestyle.
A healthy body in a healthy spirit.
Honouring ourselves and our body-temple.

  • Is there a practice you can adopt right now that would benefit your well being? Something simple and self-sufficient, like – cell phone free walks, Yoga, exercise, getting more regularly fresh air? 
  • Which ‘recipes, remedies, and rituals’ would your inner Mentor prescribe? Like: adding / removing something from your diet, sleep, work style and hours, certain practices that make you overall happier and healthier, a morning ritual? 
  • Is there something is ripe and ready now to be harvested, as in: let go of? 
  • Would a ceremony help release something old and outlived, and / or help invite beneficial cosmic energies?

What a creative combo of both PI and VIR could look like:

  • Ride the waves, be in your element.
  • Your skills are what comes easy.
  • Holding space for others can be the best service you can offer.
  • Clean up with 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 service bring fulfillment.

 

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Voyager Tarot Card VIII Balance

(Why am I so drawn to bring in Voyager Tarot cards today? Maybe to show you their natural alignment with Astrology)

BALANCE is the way to go, or rather to BE, in the Full Moon dynamic.

The ‘whirlwind’ of stimuli and issues can kick us off balance. How can we infuse a situation where ‘problems’ show up / where we’re not aligned (VIR) with flow, allowance, acceptance, and love, which might mean release and let go(d) (PI)?

Intentionality is important too, and MARS in late SAG in T-square to the Full Moon axis, supports clear Heart Intentions.

 

Clearly, the answer is in the Heart.
May the Heart lead the way, in the Journey!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Victoria is a PISCES City with VIRGO AC and (almost Full) MOON. Lots of congruences with the VIR – PI Full Moon energies on March 1!!!
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CHIRON in late PISCES goes retro: Inner Journey into Oneness

1 Jul
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Chiron the Wounded Healer / Centaur

Big News of the day (yes, besides Canada 150 – and related to it!):
CHIRON
 changed ‘gears’ from direct into retro mode (July 1 – Dec 5).

The whole month of July has a CHIRON flavour.
And Canada has its 3rd  CHIRON return (every 50 years) also in 2017.

Late PI where CHIRON ‘sits’ has an extra PI ‘undertone’ – it all comes together, and yet is elusive – or overwhelming, interwoven and all-connective.
This can show up in ‘wounded syndromes’ of: feeling overwhelmed yet never really ‘getting anywhere’, feeling lost, confused, deluded, weakened, esp. in the immune system, feeling like giving up.


And for Canada, there’s definitely a lot up now, in the interwoven field of reconciliation with First Nations, unceded territories, a lot of paradoxes…., a lot of questions re: what are we celebrating? Colonization? Whose land?

I’d refer to the timeless wisdom quote:

What’s the ‘healing agent’ with a ‘Like Heals Like’ on a personal level, when things get a bit ‘too much’?

How about:
Tapping into Oneness, where ALL is already and always HERE. 
Literally being by or in the Water, relaxing, releasing, soaking up the oceanic energy that’s freely available…? 
Exposing ourselves to music and dance, sound therapy, yoga, meditation, anything that brings us back into a place of unity in life, from which all ‘comes together’ quite naturally…?

A big shift is coming next year, as CHIRON (in PI since Feb 2011) will enter ARIES (for a short time mid Apr – end of Sept 2018, and eventually end of Feb 2019) where it hasn’t been in almost 50 years.
A ‘wounded warrior’ theme? An emergence of shamans? Vulnerability yet also in-built medicine of a ‘precedent’ of sorts? The birth of SELF and a new way of being? Hmmm, at this point, it seems still elusive and mysterious. To be revealed… (next year, JUPITER will be also in SCORPIO).

In any case, CHIRON in now (June / July) on the very end of PI – 29° (in transition to AR) = on the ‘Emergence / Birthing Point’, where out of the ALL a new life form and potentiality is almost emerging – yet at this point re-tracing into the ocean of oneness.
Let’s find our Medicine in THIS.

 

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Super-Charged LIBRA – ARIES Full Moon (Apr 10 / 11) – Finding Peace and Power, in a Polarized World

9 Apr

Blossoming Spring Blessings, dear Astro*News Reader!

Nature is bursting open with bounteous Beauty, here in the Pacific North-West!
As we’re reaching the First Full Moon in Spring!
Exact tomorrow Apr 10 at 11:08 pm PDT!

 

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Celtic Wheel of the Year, with OSTARA / Spring Equinox, Beltane, Litha, Lughnassad, Mabon, Samhain, Yule, and Imbolc.

The pre-Easter Full Moon celebrates the start of the ‘Solar Half of the Year’, as the days are now longer than the nights in the Northern Hemisphere. The SUN is ‘reborn’.

Did you know? Easter – the only Christian holiday based on the lunar calendar – is celebrated on the Sunday after the first Full Moon in Spring.
The word Easter is related to the Dawn / Spring Goddess Ostara.

Death-Rebirth Energy is so much on at this time, with this Full Moon, squared by stationary PLUTO.
How can we BE the Changeless in the Change? 

 

In the esoteric tradition, this is the first of the three Spiritual Spring Full Moon Festivals:

  • The Festival of the Risen Christ – Easter Full Moon (Apr 10 / 11)
  • The Festival of the Buddha – Wesak Moon (May 10 / 11)
  • The Festival of Humanity (June 9)

 

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Blossom Bounty – photo by Melanie, April 2017

 

Do you feel it?
The upcoming FULL MOON is full-ON super-charged – in the polarization of opposing energies, with Planet Earth, and us Earth Beings in-between two major energy fields (linked to the biggest bodies in the Solar System – JUPITER and the SUN) that express themselves in quite contrasting ways:

  • Beauty, Bounty, Blessings (Full MOON in LIBRA, with JUPITER retro – to be found within!) – Goddess Energy (MOON / JUPITER).
  • Shake-ups, Turbulence, Disruption, Conflict (SUN / URANUS in ARIES, both also close to ERIS – the Asteroid of Discord). The SUN will connect with URANUS directly on Apr. 13.
  • Change must happen, and IS under way (well, it comes often as destruction and rebuilding, death and resurrection), says evolutionary change agent PLUTO in CAP, presently (Apr / May) stationary (since it’ll go retro on Apr 20) AND in sharp T-square to the Full Moon axis. PLUTO is the release point… what does it mean to BE the Change / BE the Phoenix?

Going mental over all that craziness?
MERCURY retro (started today Apr 9 from early TAU, see Mercury retro energy blog post, and tool kit blog post) will re-visit ARIES for an extended time, Apr 20 – May 15, and connect with URANUS there twice, on Apr 28 and May 9. As you see in the Full Moon chart, MERCURY is very close to SUN / URANUS / ERIS, and about to approach them, in reverse gear. What has been stirred up and caused turmoil is also a wake-up call, and awakening kicker.

What may be reflected in a polarized collective and geo-political scene (just check events from last week!) can also show up personally as inner dilemmas, conflicts, and ‘hard choices’ (esp. in areas of life relating to where we are sensitized to the ARIES – LIBRA axis).
Bridging, and, perhaps even more so, Finding Balance is a BIG Deal (JUPITER in LIBRA, activated by the Full MOON).
Naturally, what’s experienced as ‘The Other’ is often a reflection or even a projection (“no, I’m not like that!”). Can we balance and integrate the shadow (PLUTO), just as an acknowledgement, not as a ‘big deal’, and come back to the balancing ‘Still Point’?

 

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Bridge Reflections – Photo by Melanie

 

The ‘old world’ / old consciousness in its patriarchal, hierarchical control-based military / industrial complex manifestation is SO passe and unsustainable (PLUTO in CAP). Yet, it still seems to be in charge – destructively so, which can render us depressed and disempowered.

How do we regain regenerative power?
Or rather : How can we come to the inner power-centre that’s always ‘there’?

 

  • Neither ‘fighting the demons’, nor putting the head in the sand…?
    What’s the ‘Middle Way’ that’s not a compromise but comes from a truly balanced place and powerful core?
    SO many ancient spiritual teachings, traditions, and practices (TAO, Yoga, ZEN, Buddhism…) have already entered the modern world during the PLUTO in SAG years 1995 – 2008. Now it’s time to actually LIVE the spiritual teachings that resonate with our soul. Whichever they may be, none better or more ‘true’ than the other, all taking us to our divine nature and nature-all perfection that isn’t identified with the ego-construct, rather in tune with life… that’d be the direct way in my sense.
    In the meantime:

 

  • Rather than ranting at the destructive Patriarchy (well, yeah, so much anger stirred up, understandably!) are you up for living in the Alchemy of Inner Masculine (SUN in ARIES, ruled by MARS), and Inner Feminine (MOON in LIBRA, ruled by VENUS)?The Full Moon ‘constellation’ highlights the Alchemy!

 

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Mercury Rules Gemini, the Masculine & Feminine Twins of Polarity / Duality. Painting by Johfra Bosschart. Upper detail: The Phoenix

 

  • The GEMINI / MERCURY / PHOENIX image points to MERCURY, the ‘lesser Alchemist’ (while PLUTO represents the Big Magus). MERCURY went retro yesterday, just before the  LI – AR Full Moon., and can also help us access the inner Alchemy of Opposites – so liberating (MERCURY / URANUS connection in the ‘Heart of M-r’)!

 

  • The Lunar North Node, presently on the LEO – VIR ‘Sphinx Point’ (still on the VIR side, ruled also by MERCURY) gives us incentive to be self aware, and aligned with our cosmic Self (PI South Node).
    The ‘karmic’ Nodal Axis will shift backwards in the Zodiac (always ‘retro’) into AQ (South Node) – LEO (North Node) on Apr 29 – themes for another blog post round the TAURUS New Moon on Apr 26. Stay tuned.In accord with VIRGO awareness, it always helps to identify the archetypal ‘players’ first. Awareness leads to freedom from being unconsciously, ‘chaotically’ identified with or absorbed by them, and having a charge around ‘the opposite’. And from there / as that, be in tune and alignment with nature – and our true nature (which is super simple… but not always easy, in the human journey).
    That’s why Astro*News is here, and what I want you to help with, via writing, personal sessions, and in groups.

 

So, let’s take a look at the LIBRA – ARIES Full Moon chart, and glean more messages from it:
The Full Moon will be exact tomorrow Apr 10 at 11:08 pm PDT!

 

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I penciled the names of some sign cusps in that planets occupy, since cusp energy stands out nowadays!

The Sphinx Point where the North Node is (see above) is a commonly used term among Astrologers, while the others are the terms I use to illustrate the transition energy from each Zodiac sign to the next.

So let’s hear it for the Archetypes, and cuspy vibes:

 

  • North Node on the LEO – VIR Sphinx Point: Awareness Rules. 
    We’ve learned an important set of tools (on all levels) since the NN entered VIR, in Oct 2015, that help with being clear, in alignment and wholeness, rather than drawn into chaos, addiction, overwhelm.
    April is a practice wrap-up time of that cosmic ‘workshop’, as we’ re transitioning into expressing more clearly from our heart-integrity (LEO – VIR).

 

  • SATURN hovers now stationary (just went retro on Apr 6) at the end of SAG, in the ‘Galactic Centre’ which may appear as a ‘dead end’ / ‘black hole’, just before the transition into CAP, the Integrity Point.
    When ‘nothing makes sense’, and the leaders don’t have answers: What’s the Pathless Path…? Not that it ‘gets us somewhere’. Rather an inner guidance without any agenda. A preparation to live even more so from what we know, in our ‘simple’ inner authority, under SATURN in CAP (from Dec 19 on). 

 

  • VENUS retro, now back in late PI, approaches CHIRON, both on the ‘Birthing Point’ a.k.a. Spring Equinox Point. And: After a retro journey since March 4, VENUS will turn direct on April 15. VENUS and CHIRON are close to each other all April.
    In the VENUS retro journey, ‘love wounds’ and old co-dependent relationship patterns on all levels (interpersonal, societal, spiritual – yes, even relationships with the spiritual realm!) are coming back so that we feel them, release, and allow healing to happen.
    From there we can more truly re-connect in what IS, live and attract from LOVE. A Birthing indeed.

 

  • VENUS retro / stationary / CHIRON squares SATURN stationary / retro (throughout April, CHIRON – SATURN exact on Apr 30) – an inward journey… perhaps to discover what never dies, what can’t be wounded or healed. Can you let yourself BE, without the notion to ‘go anywhere’? A teaching that may come in that space isn’t really so much ‘teaching’, rather ‘unlearning’. The Medicine in the Love that IS.

 

  • SUN / URANUS / ERIS and MERCURY retro on the ‘Settling Point’ from AR to TAU.
    Settling? Comfort? Security? So much conflict in the world!
    We gotta look at Asteroid Goddess ERIS of strive and discord. ‘She’s been in ARIES since 1926, and presently at 23:14 AR (check her Ephemeris here), super close to URANUS, and activated by the Full Moon.
    The mind (MERCURY) might wonder… “you gotta be kidding, these times?!”
    When the world is so unsettled and polarized, where is the ground (TAU), in every moment (UR in AR)? We may realize, security is just another concept. The Sabian Symbol for the MERCURY station tells us a bit about that… What a powerful, and definitely ‘retro’ message for the whole M-r phase – bringing the Mind back to SPIRIT / Consciousness (see Mercury retro / Saturn retro blog post). Radical impermanence, and aliveness in what-IS may be the ultimate security in the ‘Ground of all Being’. Acting from that place is more powerful anyway – as the Ancients and Masters know.

 

  • Lastly, stationary PLUTO in CAP (going retro from Apr 20 on, hence April is quite a PLUTO month too), in squaring the Full Moon Axis, is the ‘release point’ – rather than being torn and polarized, fragmented and pulled under, the ‘way out’ is the ‘way IN’: Transformation into Living from the Core!
    Warning (relief): it’s not a destination / outcome (as ‘old CAP’ would like to see it) but a powerful way of Being, to be found step-by-step.

 

Wishing us all a powerful, deeply transformational FULL MOON and Easter Time!

The TAURUS New Moon on April 26 will be a SuperMoon!
You might wonder: Wait a minute, it’s not a Full Moon!
Also New Moons can be SuperMoons – when they are very close to the Earth (called perigee) – the first of 3 SuperNewMoons

Astrologically, a SuperSeed energy… stay tuned for the SuperNewMoon Astro*News.

 

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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If the above described themes sound familiar, if you feel the resonance and could use support in your journey drop me a line, and we can set up a private Astrology referenced consult session.
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r maybe it’s time to fully benefit from a 3- or 5- sessions coaching sequence?

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