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MERCURY in SCO (Oct 9 – 30 + Dec 1 – 12): Taboo Talk, Intimate Conversations, and 6th Sense

8 Oct

Dear Astro~News Reader,

We gotta address taboos.
As JUPITER’s been one year in SCORPIO (since 10/10/2017) now, and coming to its ‘tail end’ from which the Phoenix Rises (JUPITER enters SAG on Nov 8!) we’ve just seen another major upheaval in the U.S. Supreme Court nominations (check out my Astro take on it, in the LIBRA New Moon article), semi-uncovering old behind-locked-doors stories yet officially closing those books of records again to help the establishment have its way (i.m.o.).

Me too Flashback

A reflection on / picking up the ‘Me too’ torch which was ignited at the onset of JUPITER in SCO last Oct as MERCURY entered SCO too.
The ‘Me too’ social media wave was triggered by Alyssa Milano who encouraged women and men: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” 
Hundreds of thousands of us responded.
Which woman never has been sexually harassed or assaulted, verbally or physically??? Sadly and scandalously, it almost ‘comes with the territory’ of inhabiting a female body…

 

 

An issue of magnitude (JUPITER) indeed, that’s been revealed now big time. 
Outgrowing what’s been hidden!
May the Truth empower, and bring Healing (JUPITER now in late SCO in trine with CHIRON in late PI) and Freedom – as JUPITER and MERCURY sit on the ‘Phoenix Point’ this Fall!

Me too isn’t completely new – 12 years ago (JUPITER was also in SCO then), Tarana Burke founded the Me too Movement in 2006 to spread awareness and understanding about sexual assault in underprivileged communities of colour. 

May the Me too wave lead to ‘game over ‘ / zero tolerance for sexual harassment, assault, and even violence in Hollywood, Institutions, and in a Society of true Adults! 
I know I’m a ‘bit’ idealistic here but putting the blessing out regardless.

Big kudos, Alyssa Milano, for getting the ball rolling!
A.M. was born on Dec 19, 1972 – here is her chart.
Lilith and Saturn were last year (Oct / Nov, only every 9 / 29 years) transiting her late SAG Sun – on the Integrity Point. She even has PLUTO on her JUPITER / North Node in CAP nowadays /-years – being a catalyst for Eve-olution out of the dysfunctional and abusive patriarchal system.
And  with her MARS in late SCO, VENUS / NEPTUNE / MERCURY in early SAG – all on the ‘Phoenix Point’ on her 12th House cusp, she’s speaking out on behalf  of ‘whom it may concern’, and encourages the Collective to speak out and free up hidden stuff.
We’re all in this together, it’s a societal phenomenon.

Airing what’s been hidden is painful yet important for processing, empowering and transforming.

And now: MERCURY

Tipping Point – Photo by Ted Roberts

So – MERCURY is crossing over the ‘Tipping Point’ from LI to SCO on Oct 9, just after the Oct 8 LI New Moon, and will be in the ‘Down Under’ Zodiac sign for a while:
until Oct 30, and again Dec 1 – 12 (you guessed why – it’ll go retro, Nov 16 – Dec 6). 

Big Time Taboo Talk, as we dive into ‘uncomfortable’, scary, repressed, covered up, ‘under wraps’ and unfathomable topics and scenarios, remembered, experienced, or perhaps vividly pictured.
Yet , MERCURY in SCO also opens up our 6th sense, our interest in the mystery and magical otherwise unseen (imagine what MERCURY retro in SCO might be like!!!).
And it’s much more conducive for deep intimate conversations.

Let’s see which connections MERCURY in SCO makes with other Planetary Players –
In order of appearance:

Oct 10
MERCURY opp. URANUS retro in TAU 
Wild card / liberating shifts in thinking and communications. 
Be intuitive, innovative, expect the unexpected, incl. surprise news.
No rush to ‘run with it’ though.

Oct 12
MERCURY sextile SATURN in CAP
Considering deeper issues.

Oct 15
MERCURY conj. VENUS retro
How deep is your Love? And what does it come down to?

Oct 19
MERCURY trine NEPTUNE retro in PI, and square MARS / LILITH in AQ
Going deep into the traps of mind, purging and releasing what overwhelms – through being in our true free Nature. 

Oct 22
MERCURY sextile PLUTO in CAP
Looks like the ‘Old Empire’ is on its way to expire.

 

Oct 23 (until Nov 22)
The SUN enters SCO
Consciously diving into Magic, Mystery, and Transformation.

Oct 26
The SUN and VENUS unite in early SCO
A ‘New VENUS’ – Planting the Seed for a Transformed Inner Feminine.

Oct 29 (also Nov 27 and Dec 22 – in SAG)
MERCURY conj. JUPITER on the ‘Phoenix Point’ and trine CHIRON retro in PI
The Truth heals and sets us / it all free.
And the ‘Veil’ is thinning at this time of year…

 

 

More about MERCURY retro in SAG – SCO from Nov 16 – Dec 6 in a blog post closer to MERCURY pre-retro shadow (which starts Oct 29).

For now, let’s dive in, be with Mystery, Magic, and not afraid of the ‘Dark’.

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Fishy Confusion and Nervous Stress – or Piscean Communing and Impermanence…

24 Feb
Ok, definitely gotta address the Astro~Weather of late and for the weekend, since I noticed a lot of its effects in the environment – what’s the way-out?
Ha, usually, it’s the way-in of course. Yet also always good to have a sense of the energetic blend we’re in.

 

 

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Great Wave of Kanagawa

 

After some stressful swimming / running-in-circles (have you?) when it comes to emotions and thoughts and communication, under the MOON in GEMINI squaring the SUN, MERCURY, NEPTUNE, VENUS, and CHIRON, all in PISCES, and opp. MARS in SAG yesterday (Feb 23) / this morning (well, great dynamic energy for the Olympics, or for chanting and Yoga – which I thankfully did!) it’s time to chill, and find some soothing and caring vibes again!
Yayyy, fortunately the MOON will move into her ‘abode’ in CANCER this eve – going into easy-flow Water Trines (instead of those windy, stressful squares we’ve had) with the PISCEAN ‘School’ of Planets and SUN tomorrow SUNday, and also Trine with JUPITER in SCO on Mo(O)nday.
Maybe we can gently but surely find out what’s underneath our emotional responses, where they / where everyone comes from.
Could be ‘simply’ an early / traumatic lack of feeling safe and supported?
VENUS in PI also squares MARS in SAG tomorrow SUNday morning, just 20 min before MERCURY in PI aligns with NEPTUNE (once a year).
Can be a very romantic and sexy energy – or acting from a place of mental confusion and overwhelm, and being drawn into victimhood vs aggressors.
A ‘middle path’ could be ‘simply’ to move (the energy does need outlets) with gratitude and joy for what’s given, and tune into the energy of Winter-releasing – and impermanence altogether. ❤

As I said in the MERCURY-in-PISCES post:

Feb 25:
MERCURY meets NEPTUNE.
Can be on a personal level big confusion, illusion, unclear communication where boundaries aren’t respected.

On a deeper, more transcendent level, it’s all about connecting and communing – there’s only ONE of us here….!
A very watery day (MOON in CAN, SUN / MERCURY / NEPTUNE / VENUS / CHIRON all in PI) that calls for fluidity, flexibility, adaptability, care, and connection.
 
Anyhoo, the MOON in CANCER will also go into square with URANUS in ARIES on Mo(O)nday early afternoon.
Let’s ride this one with an openness to breakthroughs and liberating realizations.

Much Love, in the Waves of Life!

 

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MERCURY enters PI after meeting the SUN (Feb 17 – March 5): Tuning in, and Communing. Openness & Fluidity of the Mind.

15 Feb

Only 18 hrs after connecting with the SUN on Saturday Feb 17 at the very last degree of AQ – a brilliant energy for synergies and visionary co-creations – , MERCURY will cross over the ‘Coherence Point’ to enter PISCES (The SUN will follow the day after – here’s a write-up for the Solar Piscean season).

Magical Sunset, Photo by Melanie, Feb 12, 2018

MERCURY will pay PISCES its yearly visit this time only for 2 weeks and 2 days… yet with a few sweet encounters of the mysterious kind.

Swift, brainy, practical MERCURY isn’t per se ‘well placed’ in PI (considered ‘in exile’ “What am I doing here..?”).
Not so much about doing, and even ‘active thinking’ Rather: Having an open mind, being fluid, flexible, perhaps receiving messages.

Straight-forward communication turns into energetic / psychic tuning in and communing with one another, with Nature, and the larger ‘field’.
A wonderful time for creative inspiration that’s beyond words, and of course for music, poetry, film, photography, and art-as-fusion.

Here’s the line-up of MERCURY connections in / from PISCES – giving us a flavour of the vibes:

 

Feb 25:
MERCURY meets NEPTUNE.
Can be on a personal level big confusion, illusion, unclear communication where boundaries aren’t respected.

On a deeper, more transcendent level, it’s all about connecting and communing – there’s only ONE of us here….!
A very watery day (MOON in CAN, SUN / MERCURY / NEPTUNE / VENUS / CHIRON all in PI) that calls for fluidity, flexibility, care, and connection.

Feb 28 (day before the Full Moon in VIR – PI):
MERCURY in PI squares MARS in SAG, and sextiles PLUTO in CAP.
Avoid ‘fishy’ dynamics that can lead to unnecessary conflict, and waste time and energy. Let Spirit be your counsel, and
speak through you.

March 2:
MERCURY in PI trine (stationary) JUPITER in SCO.
What do you pick up? What does your gut sense say?
How can you convey beyond words? What’s the vibe you put out?
Excellent time for meditation, and deep energetic clearing.

March 4:
MERCURY conj. VENUS and CHIRON
Also the day of the year of SUN conj. NEPTUNE, and VENUS conj. CHIRON.

Speaking from the Heart and Soul is healing for ALL.

 

Blessings for the sublime Piscean Time!

 

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MERCURY retro in mid-SAG going direct again (Dec 22/23) in ‘stormy’ square with NEPTUNE in PI: Co(s)mic RE-lief…

22 Dec

How has your December Journey with MERCURY retro been thus far?

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

Hopefully, you tapped into the magic of it, and didn’t get ‘lost in translation’ but found meaning in the ‘news of the weird and wondrous’.

Today, Dec 22, MERCURY goes from retro back to direct f / forward (normal???).
In this ‘U-Turn mode’ take it easy on yourself, and your fellow Earthly friends, as things can still turn out different than expected (SAG). Yet Truth is what matters most. And, as always, a good sense of humour, incl. about oneself.

MERCURY is now ‘behind’ the SUN again in the Zodiac (the effect of the M-r phase is that it ‘steps back’), therefore, Spirit, Consciousness, and the Heart (SUN) lead, and the Mind (MERCURY) can follow…

MERCURY in SAG will be in turnaround ‘storm’ until Dec 28 (yep, over Christmas) – while in square with NEPTUNE in PI.
I just read in the weather forecast for Vancouver Island / Lower Mainland BC that there might be snow storms this Christmas weekend! The retro dream of a White Christmas may well come true!
Stationary MERCURY in SAG square NEPTUNE in PI says: Hopes and dreams and visions are great, yet no attachment / disappointment please. It’s all good as IS. Let the mind not get in the way of the true Christmas Spirit of Love and Light!

Here’s the TIMELINE for the remainder of the MERCURY out-of-retro integration:

DEC 19 – 27: 
MERCURY stationary in SAG in square with NEPTUNE in PI: Often surrender is the wisest thing…

DEC 22: MERCURY goes out of retro at 13° SAG – 
Watch for U.S. news (right on their AC!).
And check in on Inner Guidance from the Heart.

DEC 28: Post-retro ‘storm’ ends.
Calming into wintry simplicity.

JAN 7: MERCURY in late SAG in square with CHIRON in PI, and trine with URANUS stat. in AR (#3 of 3).
Deeper understanding of what frees us, and helps release old ‘stories’.

JAN 10: Post-retro ‘shadow’ ends.
We’ve come a long way, since it all ‘started’, mid-Nov (pre-retro ‘shadow’).

JAN 12: MERCURY crosses the ‘Integrity Point’ from SAG to CAP.
Time to walk the talk, and build the change.

JAN 13: MERCURY conjunct SATURN (#2 of 2) – in early CAP.
Nice time for a new ‘contract with yourself’ – and / or with others.

 

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Heart Blessings for this Sacred and Deep Time of Year!

Melanie

 

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2017

 

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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! ❤

 

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Neptunian November

18 Nov
MERCURY, now in SAG (since Nov 12, until Dec 2), squares NEPTUNE today, Nov 18, and will pass SATURN on Nov 23.
 
An important time to guard the mind from too many ‘random’ influences that could contaminate thoughts, blur the vision and distract us from our focus. Yet also a nice edge for imagination and inspiration. And to keep our Heart of Compassion open (and not let the mind ‘override’ it)! 
 
 
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Ocean Spa – Photo by Melanie Nov 3

 
 
Quite watery and Neptunian these days, as the MOON is still in CANCER until this eve, the SUN in the last 3 days / tail end of deep SCO (until Nov 21), and – big news:
NEPTUNE stations, and goes from retro to DIRECT from Earth perspective, tomorrow Sat Nov 19!
 
What a Neptunian November, and U.S. Election… media, ‘glamour’, deception, confusion, illusion, incl. the MOON in PI accentuated NEPTUNE on Nov 8 / 9 – you get the idea: Lots of people thought they were dreaming or in an alternate reality / unreality – and on a spiritual dimension it IS all ‘Maya’.
 
NEPTUNE rules music, media, dance, surrender, altered states of consciousness.
  • Is your dream world also more heightened these days? Surrendering to what-IS seems to come easy these days – let it be a fluid energetic experience (rather than a ‘whatever’ / blah mode or depressive giving up). Does being in nature, connected, in the dance of life help you with that?
  • Allow things to be washed ashore and come your way – and release what’s not ‘yours’.
  • Purging, cleansing, soaking in Sea Salt. All good medicine.

And the North Node in VIR on the ‘other end’ says: be discerning, check what’s healthy. Exposure to the subtle, all-connective realms (PI) helps me with my work and well-being.

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2016

 

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