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MERCURY in GEMINI (May 21 – June 4) – Life is for Learning

18 May

Dear Astro~News Friends!

Have you been en-joying Life-in-Spring?
Hopefully, as Nature awakened and re-greened the World – wherever you’re fortunately to witness and be part of this yearly miracle.

The Mercurial Inner Messenger / Communicator / Mind Archetype, after having settled into TAURUS, spreads its wings in GEMINI on May 21, for a de-light-ful flight ‘window’ until June 4.

MERCURY is quite natural in GEMINI where the swift Messenger can be out and about, connecting the dots and learning lots along the way.

So let’s follow the Mercurial mode, and be a learner-in-Life!
Picking up information, talking to people and receiving the messages – maybe ‘between the lines’ and via many channels of communication is what makes MERCURY happy.
How about treating this phase like being a student?
Nothing written in the stone of your carved-out-experience, everything fluid and new, no room for prejudice and judgment. A bit scary? Makes you feel young and fresh? Good!

MERCURY is also moving quite fast now, approaching its connection with the SUN on May 21 – also the day when both the SUN and MERCURY enter GEMINI!
That’s the point furthest away from Mercury retro / right between retro phases.

Sooo, not the phase to backtrack, rather:
Being consciously and swiftly in motion, as life keeps approaching you…
A good time also to listen to the messages of the body, on the TAU – GEM cusp, to find your voice, and perhaps speak different languages (even just a few words), and see what that does in you and ‘the other’. Maybe ‘the other’ is just ‘another you’?

MERCURY is an Alchemist, and so is conscious GEMINI – bringing polarities and dualities into contact, conversation, and cooking up concoctions from that.
“Let’s talk”, can lead to so much more…


Mercury Rules Gemini
Interchange and alchemical Union of ‘Opposites’
Painting by Johfra Bosschart


MERCURY contacts these other Planetary Archetypes while in GEMINI: 


Starting with a brilliant fusion:
MAY 21

MERCURY enters GEM 3 hrs after the SUN enters GEM, and meets the SUN 2 hrs later (at 6:07 am PDT)!
This is their ‘inferior conjunction’ – furthest away from M-r.

Find your Voice, and let Consciousness speak.
Swiftly, de-light-fully, and clearly connect & communicate.


MAY 23
Even if it’s awkward, just make the first step to talk, and be authentic.


MAY 29
Communication happens via so many channels. Even if it seems overwhelming and confusing, never mind, and trust the flow. Let yourself be mused and inspired.


MAY 30
MERCURY in GEM quincunx SATURN retro & the SN in CAP, and opposite JUPITER retro in SAG.
Both MERCURY & JUPITER in their own signs, and while MERCURY is swift & straight-forward, JUPITER is retro & inward.
Lots to organize, and no idea where to start, or whether ‘it can be done’?
Talk to people, yet also trust the Heart and the Why to guide you.


MAY 31
MERCURY in GEM quincunx PLUTO retro in CAP
Swift moves happen, yet deep & old connections get you into the Soul.


The New MOON in GEM contacts MERCURY just before both go into CANCER.
The GEM – CAN cusp is a ‘Nesting Point’ and a place where thinking meets feeling – also expressed through GEM / CAN, MERCURY / the MOON.
Where’s Home, after having buzzed about so much, and how do you feel about all the information you’ve gathered?


Where in your chart is GEMINI?

That’s where you look for / find opportunities for mental stimulation, learning, and bridging polarities.

MERCURY freshly in GEMINI in your… House helps you communicate about and with these areas of your Life:

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House:
You in Your Local Environment

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

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

6th House:
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House:
Your Partners & Significant Others

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

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

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

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

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


Have a de-Light-ful Journey with MERCURY in GEMINI 2019!


© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger


Serving you since 2000
In Victoria BC, and worldwide



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SAG – GEMINI Full Moon (May 29) – Phoenix Heart-Fire Moon

27 May

Welcoming the Moon of Many Names…

The SAGITTARIUS – GEMINI Full Moon will be on May 29, at 7:20 am PDT exactly.
Monday to Tuesday will be the Full Moon night! 

It’s (already!) the last Full Moon in Spring.

It also completes the three Full Moon Festivals in the esoteric traditions:

  • Pre-Easter Full Moon (in the cardinal signs LIBRA – ARIES): Festival of the Risen Christ; 
  • Wesak Moon (in the fixed signs SCO – TAU): Festival of the Buddha; 
  • Post-Pentecost Full Moon (in the mutable signs SAG – GEM): Festival of Humanity.
    This last Full Moon (Festival) in Spring calls us to ‘Spread the Word’ from the Heart, in our Humanity.

What a diversity of cultures and languages (GEM) in the World (SAG). We can learn so much more, and so much from one another… yet the HEART (SAG) is always the best bridge.


Magical Almost-Full Moon (Sunday May 27) …still in SCORPIO, and close to JUPITER  (can you see the orange dot on the far right end of the pic???).


The Full Moon in May is in Native American traditions known as the Flower / Blossoming Full Moon.

So many beautiful flowers in full bloom now, incl. already Wild Roses and cultivated Roses. T
ime to smell the Roses, and pick up their Heart Medicine.

Just found this beautiful website with a long list of Native American names for the Full Moons of the year.

Each Nation has given the Full Moons of the month different names, according to what that month brings and requires.



Wild Rose Medicine – Photo by Melanie June 2017

The May Full Moon is from Abenaki to Zuni:

– Field Maker Moon
– When Women Weed Corn Moon
– Blossom Moon
– Season When the Leaves are Green Moon
– When the Ponies Shed their Shaggy Hair Moon
– Idle Moon
– Planting Moon
– When the Horses Get Fat Moon
– Flower Moon
– Frog Moon
– Mulberry Moon
– Food Gathering Moon
– Moon of Waiting
– Camas Bloom Moon
– Time of Big Leaf Moon
– Alewife Moon
– Strawberry Moon
– Budding Moon
– Moon When Ponies Shed
– Moon Before Pregnancy
– Hoeing Corn Moon
– The 9th Moon

So many names, so much diversity… directed by Nature.



What does THIS FULL MOON mean to YOU?
And even more so, how does it MOVE YOU?

I invite you to follow the trail into the Heart of Astro~News, and find its gifts and Medicine through the read, and in your HEART! 


Phoenix Heart-Fire Moon Moves Us!

Before tuning into the SAG FULL MOON (that might be already ON when you read this) we’re still going through the SCORPIO MOON (as I’m writing this) – the most intense of all lunar vibrations – which of course ‘feeds’ into the upcoming Full Moon.

What a SCORPIO MOON (with extra enhancing JUPITER!) weekend, building up to the FULL MOON on Tue in early SAG!

Let’s speak (the GEM SUN) about what touches us deeply, and about intense shadow things as well, where CHANGE for the BETTER is needed, and under way / hopefully coming!
Knowledge (GEM), Understanding (SAG / JUPITER), and mostly:




We rise again – even more so when we’ve processed and cleared a lot in / through the scorpionic phase.
The pre-Full Moon is always most charged – compounding through the SCO flavour which has been this time around very potent, enhanced by JUPITER, and still reverberating the SCO – TAU Full Moon on Apr 29 – the Wesak Moon:

  • Where are we emotionally ‘hooked’ yet can’t control the situation?
  • Where do we feel deeply affected (hurt over or passionate about something)?
  • How can we transform attachments (to a desired outcome / gain, or being stuck with the unwanted), and find freedom?
  • What’s a ‘game changer’ that brings the intense and ‘negative’ to the light, and restores love?
  • What does the inner Buddha Nature say to all this, and where does it take you?

Once the MOON will cross over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG (Mon May 28 at 3:29 pm PDT) the Spirit / mood can lift – and we can ‘come through what needed to be felt, ‘digested’, transformed, and alchemized, with new understanding and direction, rooted in the Heart.


This free and public Eagle showed up for Public Domain Photos – in public air space…


The following SAG energy pulls us upward-onward – yay!
SAG after SCO is the ‘Phoenix out of the Ashes’, the soaring Eagle, the rebirth and widening of perspective:
To SEE is to be FREE!

Freedom and Truth are big for SAG.

Yet when that comes from the head and ego it turns easily into a divisive scenario.
Either horizontally: “Me here – you there; my truth vs. your truth”, or vertically: “I’m up here and know better than you.”

What saves the day and the way is the HEART.
HEART Truth isn’t somebody’s truth, doesn’t have an opposite, is inviting rather than dividing.
Coming and speaking from the Heart Truth is a big theme under the GEM – SAG Full Moon.
Is that up for you too?
Related to the areas in life that the Houses with GEM and SAG in your chart point to, and perhaps even your SUN, MOON, Nodes, and Planets in GEM and / or SAG?

When the “me and them” or sense of “I know better” comes up, and creates an interpretation of perceptions that can turn into a ‘story’ we can inquire (GEM), a la Byron Katie, and deeply ask ourselves:

  • Is this true?
  • How do you know it’s true?
  • Who would you be without this truth / story?

Inquiring as in: questioning our assumptions, and also: asking deep existential questions about our True Nature is a great way of being with the SAG – GEM activation through the Full Moon.


Hermes / Mercury , with winged helmet, sandals, and Caduceus / serpent staff of the healer

After entering its domain of GEM on the day of the Full Moon, May 29, MERCURY the Communicator / Messenger / Mental Agent meets with the SUN in GEM on June 5.
MERCURY will be in GEM until June 12
(only, since it’s in its fastest speed presently).

Expect a 2-week whooosh of communication / writing / learning on steroids.

Some people have said recently, it feels like MERCURY retro…

Could be the upcoming MERCURY / SUN effect, very brainy, and always good to remember to travel from the head to the Heart (also a GEM – SAG theme).


Time to take a look at the SAG – GEMINI Full Moon chart!



With the bright GEMINI SUN, together with approaching MERCURY, rather than giving excess energy to more information, head space, questioning, doubting, it can be best activated through conscious spiritual inquiry: What is the Truth about YOU?

The SAG Full MOON brings the energy into the HEART that offers Wisdom, Truth, and Direction:
Why are you here?
What moves you?
What does LOVE say?


Both GEM SUN and SAG MOON point in T-square (from West Coast perspective) to the MC / Midheaven, and widely to NEPTUNE in PISCES:

Relaxing and surrendering into the flow of life, into the connectedness and actually oneness of ALL is often the solution. Forgiveness and letting go can be part of it.

Beyond controversy and polarity, this and that, right and wrong, PISCES and NEPTUNE are the big unifiers.

Other polarities in the chart and energy field presently show up as well, yet are here to be bridged and ultimately unified:

  • The Lunar Nodal Axis, with the South Node next to MARS in AQ and North Node in LEO, in favourable Fire Trine with the MOON in SAG:
    Yes, it takes a village and a world community for cooperation (more activation to come in this field, as MARS will go retro soon, on the AQ-CAP-AQ Community Building Point, from June 26 – Aug 27).
    And yet it starts with feeling loved and welcomed from the Heart, for everyone involved. The Heart is the fuel for community.
  • VENUS in CAN just opposed (on May 25) SATURN in CAP:
    Where / whom / what do you feel emotionally connected to, and what nurtures you? And what does the ‘practical’ side say?
    How can you balance and combine the two?


This Full Moon activates directly the U.S. chart! 

… as it lines up with the AC – DC axis of the U.S. (at 12°12′ SAG – GEM) which shows how the U.S. presents itself (quite Sagittarian), and relate to significant others (people and countries). On the U.S. DC is also MARS in GEM – very outspoken, debating, and often aggressive, now activated by the SUN and MERCURY. The Full Moon sits very close to the U.S. AC (4 degrees apart).

This is also the Full Moon of the year that most directly activates Trump’s SAG – GEM Full Moon. Yes, he was born under not just a Full Moon but a Lunar Eclipse, with the MOON / South Node in SAG, and the SUN / URANUS / North Node in GEM (no wonder the man is obsessed with ‘fake news’ yet needs to learn to respect the freedom of press – among many other freedoms, rather than just come from a righteous and arrogant ‘my way or the high way’ SAG MOON / South Node shadow).

I wouldn’t be surprised if significant news, stories, fiery discussions and debates showed up in the next while that have an important effect on the U.S. and their present president / precedent.



In the Spirit of GEM Diversity, and combination of a mosaic of perspectives a la SAG – GEM, let’s take a look at the

SABIAN SYMBOLS Oracle for the Full Moon



Heart Lava on Kilauea. Photo by B. Lewis (from years ago)


KEYNOTE: The alchemical fire which both purifies and transforms the very substance of human inner life.

Forces are at work in the deepest layers of the psyche which in their own way respond to the outer stimulation produced by a strong involvement in group ambitions and emotions, and even more by the powerful tensions and releases of love. An alchemical process goes on, usually unnoticed by the conscious ego, until it becomes obvious that a kind of mutation has taken place and a new level of awareness and of responses to life has been reached.

At this third stage of the five-fold sequence we deal with both the basic rhythm of growth of the human being and the reaction to more individualized experiences which aroused the emotions. The very substance of the person’s nature undergoes modifications, on the basis of which a new step may be taken. The symbol draws our attention to the inner changes. We have to become aware of them. What is implied is a kind of PSYCHIC GESTATION.”


Wow, so apropos what’s going on in Hawaii, on Sacred Mt Kilauea.
Maybe also standing for a symbolic purging and inner transformation that the Old Land / Old World / Ancient Earth births forth, through destruction and rebirth.

Take a look / read at my recent blog article from May 8 which offers an astrological view on the Kilauea eruption: The Ancient, Sacred Earth showing her Power.

And of course, for all of us a call to let the Heart Fire erupt, melt the old ‘trodden paths’, and make way for a new and more authentic journey of LOVE.


After all, GEMINI is also the Alchemist of dualities and polarities – which brings us full circle:

Mercury Rules Gemini, by Johfra Bosschart. Detail: The Phoenix, alchemizing Feminine and Masculine.


HEART-ful Blessings for the FULL MOON in SAG – and beyond!


© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger



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GEMINI Season – Springy Alchemy

21 May


Mercury Rules Gemini.
Alchemical union through interchange of polar opposites.
Painting by Johfra Bosschart


A Season of Lightness & Brightness.
Breaths of fresh AIR.

The airy Alchemist energy of GEMINI (May 20 / 21 – until June 21 – Summer Solstice) welcomes us to sail through Spring on a light breeze like a gorgeous butterfly, while alchemizing what we encounter, through communicating between, connecting and combining what appears polar opposite.

So many interesting things to learn and talk about, and to relate to one another!
GEMINI inspires us to chat, flirt, learn languages, do day trips, and the alike.
Life Long Learning.


GEMINI is the Alchemist of the Zodiac – bridging polarities and dualities. The shortest bridge between people can me just a smile and a kind word. 
And it can (and wants to) go much deeper than this too, with JUPITER (presently retro, supporting inner journeys and processes) this year (until Nov 8) in alchemical SCORPIO.
Yet, the springy lighter, ‘pollinating’ version of GEM comes into the foreground now, via the SUN and soon also MERCURY (May 29 – June 12) – bringing a breeze of fresh AIR into the picture of an otherwise not much airy year in the Astro~Weather


The GEMINI month this year is quite a relief from recent intensity and stress in ARIES and TAURUS – which also brought and will continue to bring wake-up shifts and healing through authenticity (via the moves of URANUS into TAU and CHIRON into AR).
For now, things can move swiftly forward – just keep the communication going. 
In Summer the picture changes yet again:
Eclipse season in July / Aug, and 6 / 7 (yess!) Planets will be retro in July / Aug.
Soul searching and unraveling times…


Back to the current and upcoming:
(Not only but esp.) if YOU have GEMINI in your chart (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets), enjoy your matching month, like a flower welcoming butterflies!

So much to learn from nature and people… and they can learn from you.
A nice time for writing, journaling, and for those Springy reads…


Let’s welcome new inspiration, and aha-effects!


© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger


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

If you feel the resonance with the themes above,  and you could use support in your journey drop me a line, and we can set up a private Astrology consult session, or initial 20-min orientation talk, to find out what would be the best course of action.
Maybe it’s time to fully benefit from a 3- or 5- sessions coaching sequence?
Just email me (licht@islandnet.com) if you’d like to discuss options.

Please find upcoming Astrology workshops and classes, embodied Astrology, as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. videos, on my FB Page:

Astrology for Self Realization.

May is Mother’s Month – check out the offer that’s on now (until May 31):
May ASTRO*Spa for Moms – Starry Gifts 20% off & 2-for-1 Sessions!



MERCURY into GEMINI (June 6 – 21): Life is Learning!

6 Jun

Another planet shift today 06 / 06, under the double-Alchemy of GEMINI and the SCORPIO MOON:
MERCURY, entered today its natural Zodiac energy – of GEMINI, and our mental energy can be more swift and versatile, open to learn – from anything.

Re-enter conversations that might have gotten stagnant under MERCURY in TAURUS, and make new contacts (like, by: simply ASKing people something).  Be the Student of Life. A good time to start a new learning project, esp. languages. And keep track (or not) of all the ideas that pop in now.


Hermes / Mercury

Hermes / Mercury , with winged helmet, sandals, and Caduceus / serpent staff of the healer (“Like heals Like”)

In the meantime, with MERCURY ‘Messenger’ in GEMINI our mind is buzzing like a bee and dancing around like a butterfly, mer-curious to sample here and there, learn where we go, and make light-hearted connections,
while in square with NEPTUNE in PISCES and trine with JUPITER in LIBRA (both alignments are exact June 13).
When MERCURY goes into square with CHIRON in PI and opposition with SATURN in SAG (June 17 / 18) we might want to watch not to get overwhelmed while buying into an atmosphere of FOMO (fear of missing out) – sounds like ‘hungry ghost’ symptom to me. So much goodness, so many beautiful blossoms of Spring… When the Heart is at the right place we’re always where we need to be, and it’s easy to cultivate happiness and fulfillment. 

MERCURY will catch up with the SUN on June 21, right on the Summer Solstice point (1 degree CANCER) – a sweet alliance that calls us to speak from the Heart, from Spirit, and make rapport-building connections.

This is to a joyful, de-lightful MERCURY-in-GEMINI mini-season! ❤


© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger




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