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Apollo 11 – The First Step

17 Nov

Saw Apollo 11 @ the Imax today…

Go watch it – even if you’re just remotely interested.

Nice timing, and turned out to be very apropos: MERCURY retro in SCO, the LEO MOON today and the Phoenix week ahead….

What a full-on retro immersion & thrill!

Lots of amazing, ‘unreal’ 70 mm footage from the astronauts, and the Space Centres in Florida & Houston. Full-on ’69 chic. A miracle that technology of the time made it possible, and that it happened with such nonchalant precision.

Adding to my key theme of the year (with JUPITER in SAG): Perspective.  

 

Here’s the chart of the First Step by Armstrong, viewed from Houston TX (“One small step for man, one giant step for mankind.”)  

 

 
 
 
AQ Rising is befitting the scientific ‘identity’ of the event, the World watching, the Team Effort, the effect on Humanity.
Its ruling planet URANUS was conjunct JUPITER – actually EXACT on July 20 (every 13 years) – a ‘coincidence’? – , and both in the first degree of LIBRA, just ‘ahead of’ PLUTO in late VIRGO. I.o.w., a grand (JUPITER) scientific breakthrough (URANUS) by design (VIR to LIBRA), demonstrating the power (PLUTO) of engineering (VIR).
VIR-LI is the point of ‘perfect precision & balance’ – certainly required and achieved.
 
So, where was the MOON on the day, from Earth perspective?
(Ha, a lunar centric chart would be interesting too, and should be do-able via Astrodienst- which powers the Astrodatabank where I drew the chart from)
Well, in early LIBRA.
On the day of the launch, July 16, the New MOON (nice for new ventures) was in LEO – great for the SuperStar attention.
On July 20, when the Eagle landed, the MOON was practically conjunct JUPITER – URANUS.
Yay, meeting the MOON via this endeavour. The MOON at the time of the First Step was opposite CHIRON in early ARIES – “a small step….a precedent”.
 
 
And now, 50 years later, the Moon Landing has its CHIRON Return.
The Wounded Healer / Teacher in early ARIES comes full circle. 
Where is an unprecedented initiation / First Step indicated? For the U.S. and for Humanity….!
 
MARS in early SAG (on the ‘Phoenix Point’) close to the U.S. Ascendant was very auspiciously placed for launching the Phoenix / Eagle, for the mission, and to uplevel the image of the U.S. big time.
 
The SUN, with MERCURY closeby was in late CANCER, trine the NN in late PISCES – the CANCER nation and the human family were holding Space and welcoming the Men on the Moon back from Space to the Home Planet.
 
 
Fun to look at historic charts.
And into historic events in our purrrsonal history.
 
 
Happy MOON in LEO today, tomorrow, MoOnday, & most of Tue, Cosmic CATS! 

Melanie    

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger    

 

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

Why?

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

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

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

 

 

TAURUS – SCORPIO Full Moon with URANUS (Nov 12) & ‘Super New Mercury’ (Nov 11) – Wake UP & EmBody the Change You’re Longing for!

10 Nov

Dear Universe-ALL Beings in Earthly Form,

Feeling the FULL MOON in TAURUS – SCORPIO building UP?

She is super strong in TAURUS – her exalted Goddess place, and comes with quite the Entourage – a FULL MOON with URANUS, and the ‘Super NEW MERCURY’ with the SCO SUN (exact on 11/11!).

 

Moonlight on Lake Ontario – Photo by Diego T. Silvestre

 

Her Highness will reach her Fullness at 5:34 am PST on Tue Nov 12 – reflecting our Longing for Big Changes – yet also their full-fillment!

With any FULL MOON, relational – and projected! – themes are UP. We may feel what’s out there / over there / ‘comes from them’, and how it affects us – only to realize what of this is a reflection of what’s already IN us.

URANUS the Liberator Archetype now in early TAU, close to LUNA and already met by the pre-Full MOON tonight (Nov 10 @ 11:10 pm PST!) – wakes us up to Being & EmBodying the Transformation we’re hungry for.

 

The TAU – SCO Full Moon is the complementary opposite of the SCO – TAU ‘Wesak Moon’ of the Buddha in May where we go into our emotional depth a la SCO MOON.

Now, via MERCURY retro in SCO, we’ve been going through mental-emotional old & dark stories we’ve been attached to and that can run the show. 
Not getting what we want or getting what we don’t want are triggers…


URANUS close to the Full Moon is THE signature Archetype of the Awakener. Freedom from those attachments, freedom for being our True Selves, and esp: Freedom that has no opposite (otherwise, it’s still not freedom).

Mindfulness and Meditation are good companions…  

 

Alchemy Retort. Medieval painting, origin unknown.

SCORPIOnic energy – ruled by PLUTO – is the Alchemy that transforms ‘Lead into Gold’, or depressing, heavy, attached states into pure Consciousness.

In the TAU – SCO axis, on low vibrational levels envy and jealousy, and all sorts of physical or emotional attachments we’re ‘sitting on’ and that can keep us stuck are up.

MERCURY retro notes:

1) Heard a great re-frame for “I’m envious”: “I want this too.” Next steps: “This could be there for me too. What in me needs to transform /be let go of /be seen to still my hunger for what I see in ‘them’ / ‘what they have’?”
And then, actually: “What do I REALLY want?”

2) Strange / telling that in this North American culture, since ‘envy’ seems a taboo word jealousy is co-opted to ‘stand in’ for envy, and simultaneously ‘normalized’– people say to their friends: “I’m sooo jealous!” (esp. in the SM – Social Media which also has its otherwise SM sides), meaning: “Good for you. Wished I could be there.”
Is that what they honestly mean? 
Well, jealousy – the mirror effect of bragging… keeps feeding the inner / addictive ‘hungry ghosts’ who are never satisfied this way, and always long for more until they’re released by being met by real love & connectedness.

 

MERCURY retro in SCO in its first (Epimethean’ half of the ‘Inside Passage’ since Oct 31 has shown us ‘old stories’ we’ve been attached to, and that have been in the ‘underground’ / hidden away in our subconscious.
A good time to ‘air them’ in a mental purge / process, and let the light of awareness transform the sticky attachments into a more spacious, conscious, connected, and loving state of Being.  

Mercury Retro Passage


BIG MERCURY Retro News of the Year(!):

Tomorrow 11/11 (exact at 7:22 am PST) will be the rare ‘Mercury Passage’ @ the MERCURY Retro in SCORPIO half-way point (Mercury will be from Earth perspective exactly in front of the SUN disk)

A Super ‘New MERCURY’ on the ‘Day of Enlightening Insights’…

Don’t be afraid of the / your Dark.
Allow yourself a deep & quiet container where Insights of Inner Light of Consciousness and Messages from the Heart can reach & transform you!
 

 

Let’s acknowledge this!
In the last very Scorpionic weeks
(MERCURY entered SCO on Oct 3, and went retro on Oct 31, VENUS moved through SCO Oct 8 – Nov 1, and the SUN entered SCO on Oct 23), have you come through lots of emotional transformation, and already processed it faster than before? Such a collective momentum now – we as Humanity go to deep core issues that are usually ‘left alone’.
 

We’ve almost moved through the core = 10 – 20º SCO / central 10 days of SCO (Nov 2 – 12) – SCO with SCO undertone.
The FULL MOON on Nov 12 at 19º51′ TAU – SCO will ‘seal’ that deep phase, upon which we’re reaching  the ‘mutable’ part (20 – 30º) of SCO (with PISCES undertone) until Nov 21 / 22, where things get ‘washed out’ and released into the Sagittarian light and space and freedom.
 

 

FULL MOON Card & Crystal Alchemy

Speaking of Scorpionic Alchemy:

Just before writing the Astro~News, I felt called to experiment with a Voyager Tarot spread for the energies of the TAU – SCO Full Moon, and to share its message to you.

I intuitively ‘sealed’ and activated it with a Hematite Heart that also wanted to be in the spread ‘constellation’.

The Healing Crystals site says (found it after the fact):
”Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms you in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone, and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. Hematite can boost confidence, and is also good for working with the Root Chakra.
Hematite can help one to find their own gifts and to release self-imposed limitations. Hematite can help with the ascension process, by facilitating the integration of higher spiritual energies into our physical 3-D existence. Hematite is also used to protect against geopathic stress and electromagnetic smog, and is said to be a great detoxifying stone, helpful for the liver and the blood.”
A good one related to SCO and SATURN.
 

 

Demeter – Goddess cards by Susan Boulet

What happened in the choice of cards was SO MERCURY retro: Intended to bring Animal Spirit cards in, opened the pouch they usually sit in, got them out and shuffled. Was so surprised and stunned at the hidden intelligence when the card that showed up was…

Demeter – of course from the Goddess deck – which ‘accidentally’ switched pouches with the Animal deck ;-). 

And it HAD to be Demeter – the perfect goddess to us in the TAURUS – SCORPIO dynamic.

This is the year when her beloved daughter Persephone is abducted by / joins PLUTO into the Underworld.
She comes back in the TAURUS time of Spring…  

 

 

Voila – here is the full Spread for the TAU – SCO FULL MOON: 

 

   

Demeter – THE Goddess of Greek antiquity, and protectress of the cultivated Earth needed to hold space in the area of SATURN / PLUTO in CAP on the bottom of the chart.

At this hyper- and post-industrial time, when the notion of ‘cultivating the Earth’ has been taken to an extreme that turned into its opposite: Abuse and exploitation of the Earth and extinction of her Beings, all in the name of capitalist & corporate greed.
PLUTO / Hades in CAP (2009 – 2023) has taken Humanity like Demeter’s daughter Persephone into the underground and shadow world of what happens when the Earth Mother is not being honoured. She indeed goes barren.

Yet there is also cyclical hope for renewal if our Plutonic initiation leads to a real initiation.
SATURN next to PLUTO – will meet and pass PLUTO on the epic day of Jan 12, 2020 (“The Old Empire Expires”) can be on our side if we commit to real and effective change.  

 

Voyager Tarot X of Worlds – Reward

For the Scorpionic side, at first surprisingly, the Voyager Tarot card 10 of Worlds – Reward showed up.

Featuring 8 + 2 BIG JUPITERs revolving around an over-full shopping cart, coins, a trophy cup with a bottle of champagne, a couple walking at sunset… 

Looks to me like old materialistic, waste producing, and conditional models & stories (as REvealed by MERCURY retro in SCO) of rewarding… mostly expressions of compensating via consumerism for true unconditional and inner abundance.
Incentivized / persuaded by the marketing branch of the industrial Wheel of Fortune
(Major Arcana X – and reference card for 10 of Worlds) and kept going by the systems that are up for change now.

Cool how it IS the perfect card for SCO in combination with PLUTO in CAP the Zodiac sign of accomplishment (which in a conditional & conditioned world calls for reward – does it???). JUPITER – as depicted 10 times on the card – will move into CAP on Dec 2 – and join PLUTO on 04/04/20.
I.o.w. Reward is up for Transformation.

A la CAP and MERCURY retro it’s interesting to look into the etymology of the word Reward!
What truly, essentially IS rewarding?  

 

Voyager Tarot XXI – Universe

And here’s the card that showed up for the FULL MOON with URANUS: XXI – Universe!

The last of the Major Arcana cards. Very powerful.

Literally, Uni-verse means:
The ONE that’s always turning.

The Universe is constantly ‘in the making’ and renewing itself, just as Michelangelo’s ‘unfinished’ sculpture The Awakening Giant (SO URANUS in TAURUS!) in the centre of the card emBodies.

Chip away the old stone & let the Universe carve out the New You! Shiva the ‘Destroyer – Rebuilder’ on the bottom right of the card also reminds us of powerful universe-all laws of Transformation – the only constant. 
There’s even a Full Moon on the card.
And it’s the only card in the deck that has in the front collage the image on the back: A cross-section of a DNA strand: ‘Even’ our genetic code is subject to evolution, transformation (PLUTO), and awakening (URANUS).  

 

 

All of the above is in support of EmBodying the Changeful with Joy-of-Life, and Being the Change we’re longing for!

 

Hope you enjoyed the magical ‘surprise fare’ of this FULL MOON in TAU (with URANUS ‘on the side’) – SCO (with ‘Super NEW MERCURY) and it inspired you to invite ever more magic and inspiration into your Life – fueling your own integral Journey.  

 

Next up – via separate ASTRO~NEWS blog posts:

  • MARS enters SCORPIO on Nov 18 (already UP) – Intense Stirring, Clearing, and Spiritual Mobilization
  • VENUS enters CAP on Nov 25.
  • SAG NEW MOON on Nov 26.
  • JUPITER enters CAP on Dec 2.
  • Heads-up for the Christmas Eclipse – NEW MOON / PSE on Dec 25(!)
  • Loots of CAP energy into 2020.
  • The Epic SATURN – PLUTO Conjunction on Jan 12, 2020 – The Old Empire Expires.

 

With Lunar & Liberating Love,

Melanie  

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger  

 

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

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

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

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

 

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NEW MOON in SCORPIO (Oct 27 /28) opposite URANUS – Awakening Light in the Darkness…

25 Oct

Blessings for the NEW MOON in SCORPIO on Oct 27 / 28!

Happy Diwali – Hindu Festival of Light that also comes with this New Moon!
Celebrating the victory of light-over-darkness.

 

Lakshmi Ma, one of the deities that are invoked and honoured at Diwali.

 

Happy Halloween on Oct 31!

09-10 Fernwood PY 5

Check out these amazing pieces of impermanent Pumpkin Art, as seen years ago at the former Fernwood Pumpkin Yard (photo by M). It was one of the last years of the Pumpkin Yard and its artistic carving house community. Spirit prevails, even though forms – just as pumpkins disintegrate…

May the Scorpionic Alchemy do its work as we’re now in the Season of Dark, ruled by PLUTO!

May we allow the winds of change take down the ‘leaves’ and old be-liefs that are ready for transformation now!

And may we appreciate the gifts of every season in the Great Cycle!

 

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with the cardinal Turning Points of the Equinoxes and Solstices, and the fixed ‘Gates of Power’: Beltane, Lammas, Samhain / Halloween, and Imbolc.

Happy Samhain…in the mid SCORPIO ‘Gate of Power’!

We’re approaching in the Zodiac cycle the Heart of the Scorpion – the center of the Fall Season and Celtic festival of Samhain.

Which was traditionally celebrated on Oct 31 when the harvest time ended. On Nov 1 began a new Celtic calendar year. With large fires, the Celtic people thanked the SUN God for the good harvest, and expelled the evil spirits who wandered around that night. On Oct 31 also those who had died in the past year were commemorated. Many believed that the dead returned to their old homes in the night to find warmth and friendship.

The lit pumpkins at the door steps or in the windows symbolize skulls with the eternal light of the Soul in it. The spirits who had not walked home into the light, wandering at night, scared people, and played tricks on them. Nov 1 was eventually declared by the Church the Day of All Saints (holy ones), and Nov 2 All Souls Day.

‘All Hallows Evening’ or simply ‘Hallows E’en’ became later Halloween.

While mid Scorpio and central Fall are traditionally being celebrated with Halloween / Samhain on Oct 31, the exact centre (15°) of Scorpio is not on Oct 31 but round Nov 7.

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Mexican Dia de los Muertos Calavera Altar (picture from Wiki Commons)

 

Blessings for All Saints Day & All Souls Day on Nov 1/ 2!

Feliz Dias de los Muertos Oct 31 – Nov 2!

In Catholic Bavaria where I come from and where my biological family lives, on All Saints Day (Nov 1), similarly to Dia de los Muertos in Mexico yet more solemnly, families visit the graves of their ancestors, after a mass. A time of bringing fresh flowers, love, prayers and candles to the resting place of their bones, and to honour the undying Soul. Maybe a time to let go, to forgive, and know, Love is all that matters.

As quoted above, Halloween pumpkins with candles inside originally represented skulls with the eternal light of the undying soul ‘inside’. Through & beyond dying and transforming appearances the Light prevails. The carved face or feature is the ‘façade’ and appearance, and the candle light is Spirit ‘behind’ and ‘inside’ it. Perhaps a different way of looking at ‘carved pumpkins’ or of carving one….

And a different way of looking at ANY appearances…  

 

All these Festivals come with / in the new cycle of 

The NEW MOON in SCORPIO on Oct 27 / 28!

It’ll be exact at 8:39 pm PDT on Oct 27 / at 1:39 am GDT / UT on Oct 28.
And it’s ruled by / connected with PLUTO.

The wild, challenging and intense energy (compliments LILITH / NEPTUNE in PISCES, stationary SATURN & stationary PLUTO in CAP, all in the 2nd half of September / early Oct) has been settling down, after the crest of the cosmic wave that came with the last Full Moon, in ARIES – LIBRA on Oct 13.

Libran choices have been made, and now we’re in the Scorpionic change that follows (b.t.w., no choice is also a choice).
And when things didn’t / don’t go ‘according to plan’
(a la SATURN in CAP) hope we can surrender to the ‘Higher Power plan’ and cosmic order-in-transformation (PLUTO in CAP) that challenges us – and brings out our best, for the highest good (which might be hidden otherwise as mere ‘potential’).

 

The now disintegrating (or shall I say: integrating and processing in our consciousness) T-Square from the Full Moon axis in ARIES – LIBRA to SATURN in CAP has taught us to make responsible choices, to show up and bring our authentic Nature into any partnership. What reaches us deeply, in our core and Soul that knows about the changefulness of surface appearances? That’s what we have ‘renewable energy’ for, and don’t give up or burn out.

This SCORPIO New Moon plants seeds in deep darkness, and together with its ruler PLUTO who recently turned from retro to direct (on Oct 3), activates the Power to Change, from the (under)ground UP.

PLUTO in CAP (2009 – 2023) is a highly important evolutionary phase in humanity. Power to grow up, to disengage from outlived and destructive hierarchical, oppressive, exploiting and abusive structures (many expressions in society, they all come down to the same core shadows!), and Power to BE the Change.


2020 will be the ‘peak point year’ of PLUTO in CAP, as SATURN meets PLUTO on Jan 12 (with SOOO much CAP energy then, and NO Planets retro), and JUPITER will meet PLUTO on 04/04, 2020, still with NO retro Planets). Expect changes to manifest.
I’ll post the article for SATURN – PLUTO soon here on my WP blog, and of course there’ll be a Special Outlook 2020 article in December. 

 

The U.S. are hugely affected by the shadow and the transformation – obviously! The country will have its (first since 1776 – a 248-year cycle) PLUTO Return in 2021 – 2023.

The U.S. PLUTO is at 27° 34′ CAP, opposed by its MERCURY in CANCER, not far from its JUPITER, the SUN, and VENUS also in CANCER – where the Lunar North Node is now and in the coming months (until June 2020).
Showing us, families and children, a safe place of belonging called Home and compassionate care of human needs matters, and stand in stark contrast to privileges of the elite / ruling (and behind the scenes) class on the ‘top of the food chain / societal / economic pyramid’ (South Node in CAP). SATURN in CAP, with the South Node this year shows us the evidence of where energy is misdirected.

How can positions and resources (CAP) be repurposed, and best used for the highest purpose and common well-being? Time (also a CAP theme) seems to run out (SATURN in CAP), or rather: is of the essence (PLUTO in CAP).

 

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for, or looking up to.

And: The Old Empire IS Expiring.
A super theme of the year, preempted by the Partial Solar Eclipse in CAP / first New Moon of the year, on Jan 5/6, 2019.
So, yes, PLUTO in CAP has an inner connection with the SCO New Moon.

And MARS in LIBRA will square PLUTO in CAP on Nov 5 – after squaring SATURN right with the New Moon in SCO, on Oct 27.
We need to act on important, timely, karmic, and soulful choices. With fairness, equity, justice, balance, peace, and right relationship (LIBRA) being core issues to be asserted.

 

For a ‘bigger picture’ let’s take a look at the

SCORPIO New Moon ‘birth chart’.

So, there ‘She’ IS:

The SCORPIO New Moon and ‘her’ entourage (MARS in LIBRA, and VENUS / MERCURY in SCO), incl. the T-square to MARS in LIBRA – an acute choice point.

What stands out most – and I bet you feel it already – is the opposition of the New Moon in SCO with URANUS retro in TAURUS!

A New Moon that’s like a Full Moon… a strong polarity axis that likely shows up in relationships  and calls to be bridged.

Wake UP, Earthlings! Says URANUS in TAURUS (2019 – 2025 / 26).
Early TAU where URANUS is now has a CAP undertone – a natural link to SATURN in mid-CAP (with TAU undertone) and PLUTO in late CAP.

Transforming the Old and Building the New and Sustaining.

A New Earth. A New Embodiment.

A New Relationship to Nature.

 

 

My vision is for the destructive socio-economic structures to change from within because the status quo (TAU) isn’t sustainable.
WE the People have become fed up (URANUS in TAU) enough and FREE to not buy into their values anymore – more excited to outgrow them, and to build the New.

 

Personally, the New Moon in SCO opp. URANUS retro in TAU helps us go deeply & intimately within, for soulful scorpionic ‘composting’ and transformation of what’s been sitting ‘in the dark’ (repressed, covered, ashamed, and otherwise hidden subconscious issues), and for embodied liberation – free it UP, let it OUT!
Esp. related to themes of the astrological House where early SCO is in our charts – with the ‘laser light’ of liberating URANUS, and find unconditional inner Freedom, to build the NEW.

 

What Houses do the early SCO New Moon and URANUS in early TAU activate for you?

Early SCORPIO in your….
 
 
1st House
How you show up –
Maybe ‘under cover’ – more than what meets the eye.
The World senses the charge you emit. Don’t hide, be a catalyst.
URANUS in early TAU in your 7th House:
Be unconditionally free in Relationships.
 
 
2nd House
What you have and value –
Magic and power-to-change. 
Be aware of those ‘gifts in disguise’.
URANUS in early TAU in your 8th House:
Share freely – it changes them and you.
 
 
3rd House
Your ‘relatives’ and environment –
Do they even know you / each other? Hide & seek games? What needs to be talked about?
URANUS in early TAU in your 9th House:
Freely – without agenda – share and emBody your Truth.
 
 
4th House
Your home –
A regenerative haven…
If you and your family have gone through so much this is the time to sensitively bring it to light of consciousness and process what happened and who you’ve become through it.
URANUS in early TAU in your 10th House:
Be Free as a grown-up and model it to the world.
 
 
5th House
Your creativity –
Pure magic. You’re the Alchemist – inspired by the divine Play of Change.
URANUS in early TAU in your 11th House:
Co-create together with other liberated innovators.
 
 
6th House
Your work, health, and lifestyle –
Time to purge, regenerate, and transform to be in your / the Power.
URANUS in early TAU in your 12th House:
Unconditional Freedom through connection with Source.
 
 
7th House
Your significant others –
Magical Beings. Catalysts for change.
Are you aware why they might be in your life?
URANUS in early TAU in your 1st House:
Show up as your liberated Self.
 
 
8th House
Your deep involvement and transformations –
You died many deaths, and here you are! Who’s the true you?
URANUS in early TAU in your 2nd House:
Freedom and re-birth is your birth right.
 
 
9th House Your travels and worldviews –
Through the darkness to the light.
Time for another inner / outer Journey?
URANUS in early TAU in your 3rd House:
Convey and embody Freedom in your immediate environment.
 
 
10th House
Your calling –
Leading / modeling transformation.
Does the World know / sense that? Maybe time for a renewed public-yet-private presence.
URANUS in early TAU in your 4th House:
Wake-up calls ‘at home’ being a catalyst to live NOW?
 
 
11th House
Your community and friends –
A magical tribe – who probably went through a lot too.
How renewable are your Friendships and why (not)? How intimately do you share your True Selves?
URANUS in early TAU in your 5th House:
How free is your Inner Child?
 
 
12th House
Your Oneness with All –
In the Magic & Power of Life that’s always greater than personal / interpersonal power themes, dive into what-IS.
URANUS in early TAU in your 6th House:
What’s your Freedom practice?
 
 
 
 
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Ever changing Wind and Water – Gonzales Beach. Photo by Melanie.

 

I’m here to support you in your process of consciousness.

Astrology based customized counsel leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you feel more connected with the bigger evolution. I encourage my clients to be aware of, yet go beyond attachment to the cosmic Archetypes, and dwell in a witnessing place ‘in the hub of the wheel’ where you are less and less affected, and more and more liberated.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ (“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 decision making processes.

 

And hey, felt called today to do a card spread over / for the SCORPIO New Moon.

See what showed up – all so apt:

 

 

Initially showed up / jumped out(!) the FOX (from Susan Boulet’s Animal Spirits deck). A cunning animal Magician, also very apropos for MERCURY soon retro in SCO, and VENUS in SCO (“mediator between human and spirit realms…”, and: ” on its 100th birthday it becomes a wizard or a lovely maiden.”).

 

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card Woman of Wands – Sensor

Right after the FOX came from the Voyager Tarot the Woman of Wands – Sensor.

Voila, here she is again (photo to the right).

Wands are related to the Fire Element – Spirit.

This Spirit Woman is also quite scorpionic and Phoenix like (see the Fire Dancer above the Cat’s head?).

‘She’ (as in: the SCORPIO MOON and VENUS) senses instinctively and intuitively what’s imperceptible for others, and can point the finger to the core issue.

So, yes, let’s activate the Inner Sensor (and not let her get suppressed by the ‘censor’). Hands and Fingers are also ‘Wands’ through which we perceive and sense the World.

URANUS in TAU brings an awakening to our Senses, and calls us to Wake UP and come to our senses and (un?)common sense.

 

 

And finally – I felt called to bring a Transformation Card (by Diana Varisco) in as well – we’re dealing with SCORPIO and PLUTO after all… What wanted to be seen is: Anchorage.

So beautifully fluidly depicted (see photo of the card activated New Moon chart) and described. Love how it goes with SATURN / PLUTO in CAP!
Above are the backs of FOX and Anchorage cards.

 

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Heron by the Pond. Photo by Melanie.

The NEW MOON in SCORPIO – ruled by PLUTO – , plants Soul Seeds into the concentrated, richly transformational soil of our deepest, often hidden (even from ourselves) and covered dark realms that are waiting to lodge themselves in, for renewal and rebirth.

 

Every NEW MOON is a conception point. Yin / MOON and Yang / the SUN unite. To align with the cosmic conception, in a balancing way, I’d suggest

  • In an active Yang way, set a new intention, and take initiative, in the area of life related to early SCO in your chart.
  • In a receptive Yin way, be open for new ‘conceptions’ in that realm!

 

MERCURY in late SCO, going retro on Oct 31 (until Nov 20) – and now in pre-retro ‘storm’: Get ready for synchronicities and synch’ with the Flow & Magic of Life. What’s the Alchemy (maybe a writing or otherwise creative project) you’re cooking up, or that’s bubbling under the surface?

 

And I hope you like moi are looking forward to hearing from VENUS crossing over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCORPIO where we’ve unearthed deep love (beyond ‘nice’ and ‘pleasant’) in ‘her’ underworld journey since Oct 8, into SAG on Nov 1.

 

To be revealed in the next blog art-tickle…
now (Oct 26) posted.

 

Cosmic Blessings for the SCORPIO New Moon – and beyond!

Melanie

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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

Why?

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

 

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

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

 

You’re invited to the yearly Halloween fun – serious sessions in disguise:

HORRORscopes & TERROR cards!

 

Book if you dare!

 

 

MERCURY 9 1/2 weeks in SCORPIO (Oct 3 – Dec 9)! Taboo Talk, Intimate Conversations, and 6th Sense

27 Sep

Dear Astro~News Reader,

Dr. Jeckyll / Mr. Hyde – artist unknown

We gotta address taboos and hidden agenda.
Privately, inter-personally, and publicly.

 

Ha – just in time before the Canadian Federal Elections on Oct 21 -when MERCURY in SCO will be in pre-retro shadow (from Oct 13 on).

Whoa – wait a minute… MERCURY will be in SCORPIO forever, AND retro, starting from Halloween on?

Yep. No hoax here.

This can become… interesting!

Getting out of the closet & airing what’s been hidden can be painful yet important for processing, empowering and transforming.

…says also PLUTO the ‘Lord of Scorpio’, prominent in October, since it changes directions from retro (inner / hidden / old Power issues) since end of April, to direct (Power to Change) from Oct 3 on.
And yep, PLUTO in CAP these years (2009 – 2023) is all about the change of abusive and corrupt power structures, government, and top-down leadership, and empowered transformation via building the new and evolved.
While admittedly (and ‘normal’ for PLUTO) status quo power structures hold on with teeth & claws – in the inevitable evolutionary change that’s coming and happening.

 

And now: MERCURY

Tipping Point – Photo by Ted Roberts

So – MERCURY will cross over the ‘Tipping Point’ from LIBRA to SCORPIO on Oct 3, on the DAY when PLUTO changes directions, and just after the Sept 28 LIBRA New Moon.

MERCURY will be in the ‘Down Under’ Zodiac sign for a while: until Dec 9 (you guessed why – it’ll go retro, Oct 31 – Nov 20). 
MERCURY will go almost fully through SCORPIO before going retro on Oct 31, and cover the (under)ground of the second half of SCO – 11 – 28 degrees – 3 times.

Big Time for 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 SCORPIO also opens up our 6th sense, tickles our interest in the mystery, the magical and otherwise unseen. And it’s much more conducive for deep intimate conversations.

 

Let’s see which connections MERCURY in SCORPIO makes with other Planetary Players – some triple contacts, in the pre-retro / retro / post-retro loop.


In order of appearance:

OCT 3
MERCURY enters SCORPIO – on the day when PLUTO the ‘Lord of SCORPIO’ goes direct.
Power to Change, and to Change the Conversation.

OCT 5
MERCURY in quincunx with CHIRON retro in ARIES.
Authentic Talk can be awkward, or refreshing to address vulnerabilities & taboos.

OCT 6
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 them’ though.

OCT 8
VENUS joins MERCURY in SCORPIO (until Nov 1).

How deep is your Love?

OCT 12
Pre-retro Shadow (MERCURY at 11°35′ SCO – where it’ll go direct again) starts.
Fore-shadowing issues?

OCT 13
MERCURY sextile SATURN in CAP (1 of 3).
Considering deeper issues.

OCT 15
MERCURY trine NEPTUNE retro / LILITH in PI (1 of 3).

Going deep into the traps of the self defeating mind, to allow for purging and releasing while staying connected in the Field of Love.

OCT 19
MERCURY sextile PLUTO in CAP (1 of 3).
Looks like the ‘Old Empire’ is on its way to expire.
What’s the conversation that’s now going on about that? What do you think?

OCT 23
The SUN enters SCO (until Nov 22).
Consciously diving into Magic, Mystery, and Transformation – t’is the Season.

OCT 25
The pre-retro ‘Storm’ / stationary phase for MERCURY retro in SCO starts.
Take it easy on ‘plans’.
Get ready for synchronicities and synch’ with the Flow & Magic of Life.

OCT 30
MERCURY at the end of SCO meets VENUS.
Intimate conversations. What is Love?

OCT 31
MERCURY (at 27°38′ SCO) goes retro (until Nov 20).
Alchemy of the Mind.
MERCURY retro in SCORPIO can present itself as really tricky, since the mind can poke & provoke us where it hurts – only to identify self-defeating patterns of self talk and ‘inner game’ that are now ripe to change – by going all the way through the process.

NOV 8
MERCURY retro sextile PLUTO in CAP (2 of 3).
Changes in Society re-flect inner transformation – good to be aware…

NOV 11
MERCURY retro meets the SUN on magical 11/11.
Half-way point of the M-r Journey = ‘Day of Enlightening Insight’ / a ‘New Mercury’ is born.
The mind in service to the Heart and Consciousness.
What are your realizations about the quality of ‘mind’, having already gone through deep inner journeys? 

NOV 13
MERCURY retro sextile SATURN in CAP and trine NEPTUNE retro / LILITH in PI (2 of 3).
Being in integrity & maturity and in surrender & openness help with processing the tricks of the mind. What’s real here, and how is all / are you connected, in the web of life?

NOV 18
MARS makes a move over the ‘Tipping Point’ and joins MERCURY & the SUN in SCORPIO (until Jan 3).
Intense Stirring, Clearing, and Spiritual Mobilization.

NOV 20
MERCURY goes direct again.
May the inward-backward turning and processing lead to a transformed & renewed way of seeing and interacting with the World!

NOV 22
The SUN goes over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO to SAG.
We Rise again – towards the Light Returning. Understanding leads to Freedom.

NOV 25
MERCURY leaves the stationary post-retro ‘storm’.
Integration of the adjustment time – back into the ‘real world’, with a regenerated sense of self, and awareness of where the mind comes in.

NOV 28
MERCURY post-retro trine NEPTUNE retro / LILITH in PI (3 of 3).
Allowing the Alchemy to carry you.

NOV 29
MERCURY post-retro sextile SATURN in CAP (3 of 3).
Job well done, and good lessons learned.

DEC 2
MERCURY post-retro sextile PLUTO in CAP (3 of 3)
Being changed through the greater Alchemy of Life.

DEC 8
MERCURY leaves the post-retro Shadow (MERCURY at 27°38′ SCO – where it went retro from).
After the mental deep-dive adventure it’s time to integrate our new way of Being where Mind follows Consciousness and the Heart.

DEC 9
MERCURY crosses over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG.
Growing wings…

 

More about MERCURY retro in SCORPIO (Oct 31 – Nov 20) in a blog post closer to MERCURY pre-retro shadow (which starts Oct 12).

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

 

Where’s MERCURY’s deep dive into SCORPIO happening in Your Chart & Life?

Alchemy Retort. Medieval painting, origin unknown

The House in your Chart that contains SCORPIO is the ‘Scene of Affairs’.
(Always, but esp. nowadays) a good time to go into depth where magic, transformation, and re-generation happen.

As you read this maybe you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in SCORPIO? Then there’s more to the activation between MERCURY and these Inner Archetypes of yours…

Could be a good time to check in astrologically – get in touch if you feel it’s calling you.

 

Back to the SCORPIO Houses – we all have one (or two) –

SCORPIO in your….

 

1st House
How you show up –
Maybe ‘under cover’ – more than what meets the eye.
The World senses the charge you emit. Don’t hide, be a catalyst.

 

2nd House
What you have and value –
Magic and power-to-change.
Be aware of those ‘gifts in disguise’.

 

3rd House
Your ‘relatives’ and environment –
Do they even know you / each other?
Hide & seek games? What needs to be talked about?

 

4th House
Your home –
A regenerative haven…
If you and your family have gone through so much this is the time to talk about it and process what happened and who you’ve become through it.

 

5th House
Your creativity –
Pure magic.
You’re the Alchemist – inspired by the divine Play of Change.

 

6th House
Your work, health, and lifestyle –
Time to purge, regenerate, and transform to be in your / the Power.

 

7th House
Your significant others –
Magical Beings. Catalysts for change.
Are you aware why they might be in your life?

 

8th House
Your deep involvement and transformations –
You died many deaths and here you are. Who’s the true you?

 

9th House
Your travels and worldviews –
Through the darkness to the light.
Time for another inner / outer Journey?

 

10th House
Your calling –
Leading / modeling transformation.
Does the World know / sense? Maybe time for a renewed public-yet-private presence.

 

11th House
Your community and friends –
A magical tribe – who probably went through a lot too.
Talk with your deep dive buddies – who knows where it leads.

 

12th House
Your Oneness with All –
In the Magic & Power of Life that’s always greater than personal / interpersonal power themes.
Take time-out to dive into what-IS.

 

Blessings for a truly transformational MERCURY in SCORPIO!
Melanie

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

Special offer & focus this month (until OCT 3):

Your Archetypes – Your Partners :: LIBRAn Astro Sessions

The SUN, MERCURY & VENUS are still in LIBRA and MARS follows, on OCT 3.
A big emphasis on Peace, Balance, Harmony, Art, Culture, and: Relatedness / Relationship.

If you have any ‘cosmic placements’ (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets) in LIBRA… the themes of those Archetypes / Inner ‘Players’ will more likely be on your mind, with MERCURY in LIBRA.
Engaging with what these Archetypes and sides in you stand for will bring you Balance.
Be Partners with them!
Otherwise, what often happens: We attract human partners who embody those Archetypes to help us integrate the themes. A bit of a ‘detour’.

Read on, and find the whole gist of the offer at my FB Page at the Event description.

 

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…via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:
Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 16 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

Coming up:

EmBody Astrology on Sept 29

Here’s a link to its FB page.

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

 

Sept 23: Fall Equinox / Mabon – Perfect Balance?

20 Sep

Amazing Sand Art by Jim Denevan, in Sydney AUS

 

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Reader,

On Sept 23, the SUN will enter LIBRA – the Beginning of Fall 2019!

The seasonal & timely prime theme is Balance – Balance – Balance…

Let’s hold space, and find inner Balance, these times when it’s more than ever required. Wise choices result.

 

This year on Monday Sept 23 at 12:51 am PDT, the SUN crosses from VIRGO to LIBRA, the cosmic point of ‘Perfect Balance’.

On Sept 22 and 23, the days and nights are exactly equally long in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, as the SUN is exactly above the Equator!
Equi-nox literally means in Latin: Equal night.

Here’s a nice simple and clear astronomical Equinox illustration

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha,, Lughnassadh / Lammas, Mabon / FALL EQUINOX, Samhain, and Yule.

On this sacred Balance Point, we’re celebrating one of the 4 Solar Turning Points of the Year:
Autumnal Equinox, a.k.a. Mabon.

In the Medicine Wheel it’s related to the West, the place of the Setting Sun.

Which corresponds with LIBRA in the Zodiac, the energy we’re moving into now with the Fall Equinox: 
LIBRA rules in the horoscope the 7th H3rouse above the Western horizon – the astrological field related to one-on-one relationships with significant others in our lives.

With the FALL EQUINOX, we’re also moving from the ‘Realm of the Sun’ – Spring and Summer in the Northern hemisphere when day light is longer than the night time – , to the ‘Realm of the Moon’ – Fall and Winter, when night hours are longer than day light.

In the Southern Hemisphere, SPRING returns.
Happy Spring Equinox, dear friends in the Southern Lands of Planet Earth!

 

Here’s the cosmic map of the FALL EQUINOX, as seen from Victoria BC:

This time generated with astro.com since I’m en route in Vancouver.

 

As you can see, it’s an almost exact midnight chart as 12:51 am PDT corresponds with 11:51 pm PDT (on Sept 22).
MARS in VIRGO, the SUN freshly in LIBRA, plus VENUS & MERCURY ahead of it, all on the bottom of the chart / mostly 4th House, ruled by CANCER which is also rising, together with the MOON.
Very lunar indeed, heralding the two darker seasons of the MOON when we retreat into the private sphere more, seek a cozy shelter, and host friends and family.

Nurturing, gentle, compassionate, ‘mothering’ and caring qualities of CANCER are also very supported this year, with the Lunar North Node in CANCER (until June 2020).

 

What’s coming up in the Astro~Weather this Fall?

A few Highlights:

 

* Coach / Teacher SATURN went (Sept 18) and Powerhouse PLUTO goes (from Oct 2 on) out of retro & direct again – both in CAPRICORN, and gearing up for their epochal (well, every 38 years but this one will be very potent) union on Jan 12, 2020.
Lots of concrete evidence (SATURN) showing how old power based systems don’t work anymore (did they ever?), and are in dire need for transformation from within.
No more soul selling to the machines, to the effect of loosing family values and coherence, and of direct contact with other human beings. Saturnian walking away from what’s harmful, and maturity / discipline / consistency to stick with it ain’t easy in this F.O.M.O. (fear of missing out) / ADD world, yet that’s where it’s at.

 

* ‘Wild’ LILITH (since May and until end of Jan 2020 in PISCES) will meet the Unifier NEPTUNE, exact on Oct 1 (every 9 years only).
LILITH doesn’t show up in this chart by astro.com but trust me – she’s there!
What kind of union is this?
One that brings us back to Oneness – our True ‘Wild Nature’.

 

* MARS the Warrior will be this Fall in LIBRA (Oct 3 – Nov 18) & early SCORPIO (Nov 18 – Jan 3).
In LIBRA, MARS shows up as the Warrior for Peace, Justice, Fairness, and Balance in so many ways. 
In SCORPIO, MARS energy penetrates to what’s under the surface, and acts as a change agent.

 

* MERCURY will be for a long time in SCORPIO this year (Oct 3 – Dec 9), since that’s where the swift Messenger Archetype will go retro, Oct 31 (YES!) – Nov 20.
A seasonal and prob. again much needed adjustment from Mind / Head to Spirit & Consciousness.

 

* JUPITER continues & completes its Journey in its very darling sign SAG by Dec 3.
Sooo, which Journey is JUPITER taking you on???
So much new and bigger perspective this year, hey?!

The Truth shall set you FREE!
Where do you feel so much genuine gratitude, and how does your generosity express freely?
Do you trust the process? Do you trust yourself, others, and the Universe?

 

Would you like to explore the FALL 2019 Astro Weather in a circle, and as it shows up in YOUR life? 
Come join us in the Fall 2019 Astro Parlour, on Mon SEPT 23!
Here is the FB Event. 
In person / online participation possible.

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

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

Blessings for the Fall Equinox!
May the Harvest of your Summer Season be abundant!

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 16 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!
Coming up – just in time with the Fall Equinox – here’s a link to its FB page.

 

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

 

Summer SoUlstice 2019! Height of the Light, Sacred Stand-Still and Turning Point

22 Jun

Happy SUMMER SOLSTICE on June 21 – Height of the Light!

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha / SUMMER SOLSTICE, Lughnassadh / Lammas, Mabon, Samhain

We’re celebrating the longest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere!
One of the four sacred turning points of the year:
Summer and Winter Solstice, and Spring and Fall Equinox.

Summer Solstice is in Pagan Tradition called LITHA.
In this beautifully compiled UK originated page The Goddess and the Green Man you can find a plethora of traditions, ceremonies, and recipes for ‘Midsummer’ (as it’s also called, even though Summer only begins!).

Sol-Stice means literally ‘Standstill of the Sun’.

Apparently, from the perspective of the Northern Hemisphere, the SUN has reached its maximum range of the Ecliptic, and is now overhead the Tropic of CANCER, ‘producing’ the longest day time hours, before ‘receding’.

If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, the ‘arc’ of the SUN is the smallest and lowest now, reaching Winter Solstice. Your Summer Solstice is when, through the Earth tilt, the Sun is overhead the Tropic of Capricorn – longest days for you guys and gals, of course.
Happy WINTER SOLSTICE, dear Reader in Australia and South Africa, and the whole Southern Hemisphere of Mama Gaia!

Back to our Northern sphere:
As you can see in this daylight table we’re actually 2 full weeks in Solstice mode: 16 hrs and 06 – 07 min of day time, this whole WEEK in the Northern Hemisphere (with the example of Victoria BC), culminating on June 21, with 16 hrs and 06 min. and 43 sec., the absolute maximum of the year.
June 21 is 7 hours and 48 minutes longer than the Winter Solstice (Dec 21)!
And from next week on, the day time will recede very slowwwly – yet, it’s SUMMER!

 

 

* Happy CANCER Season:
Nurturing What We Care About.

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Johfra Bosschart: The MOON Rules CANCER

Since the SUN crossed the Summer Solstice Point yesterday we’re in the CANCER Season of the year (this year until July 22).
The first WATER sign of the Zodiac introduces the world of Feeling, Caring, Nurturing, and Belonging – ahhh!
This is the energy related to the Mother theme.
The MOON is ‘at home’
 and most natural in CANCER which brings out our early, primal memories, our need to be safe and cared for, our instincts to protect life, and to nurture what and whom we care about – our ‘loved ones’ (2-legged or 4-legged), and extending to all beings and life forms.

With CANCER being so closely linked with the MOON you probably want to know when the first SUMMER New Moon and Full Moon will be:
The CANCER New Moon on July 2 will be a Total Solar ‘Seed’ Eclipse(!), visible from South America.
The CAP – CANCER Full Moon on July 16 / 17 will be a Partial Lunar ‘Release’ Eclipse, visible from South America, Africa, Eurasia, and Oceania.

So yes, CANCER time is Eclipse season, just as CAPRICORN is these years, 2019 / 20 since the Lunar Nodes are now in CAP (South Node) / CAN (North Node).
Check out the blog post for this energy dynamic.

Time to plant new seeds of Love, Care, Compassion, Nurturing, and Belonging.

Stay tuned for the  Astro~News blog, with cosmic offerings for attunement and celebration!

 

* STANDSTILL & SPIRALING Vibes

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Chartres Labyrinth

This Summer Solstice is a Turnaround Time, in many ways.

Yes, the SUN moved into CANCER and follows MERCURY (already there since June 4).
The the conscious, vital (SUN) and also mental (MERCURY) energies are turning inwards-backwards, towards themes of origin, home, belonging, how we nurture and what nurtures the soul – as families and tribes gather at this warming season…

Some of our Planetary SoUlar System ‘Family Members’ (getting used to CANCER language here… 🙂 ) reflect the ‘standstill’ / turnaround / inward-turning energy this month too.
Here they are, in order of closeness to our Earthly Home:

 

  • MERCURY is technically still (yes, you know what’s coming…) direct / forward moving, yet travelling in CANCER (June 4 – 26) which by nature turns mental energy inward-backward:
    Memories, dreams, reflections, and thinking / talking about themes we care about, and what offers safety and compassion. Also an ebb-and-flow / back-and-forth / sideways ‘crab walk’ energy for the mind – which can be very creative, and feeling infused.
    When in LEO (from June 26 on), MERCURY will start to slow down, for (you guessed it, indeed!) another MERCURY retro phase, from July 7 – 31, in early LEO to late CANCER.
    Themes will be to find our way from the ego to the Heart, to Love and healthy Self Love, in communication
    (starting with how we talk to ourselves).
    MERCURY will be again in CANCER from July 19 – Aug 11.

    July and Aug will be therefore also ‘turnaround months’ for MERCURY.
    More to come about MERCURY retro in LEO / CANCER, in a separate blog post – stay tuned!

 

  • VENUS will enter CANCER on July 3 (until July 27) – right after the CANCER New Moon / Total Solar Eclipse!
    We’re attracted to people, places, activities that make us feel warm and fuzzy, give us a sense of emotional rapport and belonging. And we just looove to nurture (esp in the area of life related to where CANCER is in our charts).
    Feeling it coming?
    Stay tuned for a blog post to come.

 

  • MARS is now in CANCER too – almost at the end of its Homeward Bound-Unbound move = only until July 1.
    It hasn’t been an easy time when it comes to straight-forward action / assertion, or even with energy levels
    (forget consistency) with MARS in CANCER, culminating in a crescendo this week (June 18 / 19) when MERCURY met MARS and both opposed MOON / PLUTO in CAP.

    Tooo much talk about how everyone feels? Not enough productive action to get the job done?
    Hope you could channel the energy into a balance between compassion, care, and connection and focus on priorities and power-within.
    Find more about my take on the MARS in CANCER phase in this blog post.

 

  • JUPITER this year happily in SAG, and on retro course since April 10, will go direct again on Aug 11. Which means it will be stationary (moving super slowly in the ‘U-turn’ from backwards to forward) end July to end of Aug, to help us expand and deepen our awareness of inner / unconditional spaciousness, happiness, gifts and gratitude.

 

  • URANUS freshly in TAU is slowing down too, to go retro on Aug 12, and will be in apparent stationary ‘stand-still’ between 6 – 7° TAU, end-of-July to end of Aug. A Wake-up call for us Earthlings, starting from within.
    Time to listen to our body’s call for Freedom from attachments, from the Known, for the New, and simply for EmBodying Freedom!

    More about URANUS into TAU (2019 – 2026) in this blog post.

 

  • CHIRON freshly in ARIES is slowing down too, to go retro on July 8 – until Dec 12, and is now (end of June to mid July) also in turnaround / stationary mode, offering us the Medicine of Healing old / early wounds, and being authentic and present in the Self and in the Now – and in its retro phase even more so: to find it from within.
    Here’s also a blog post for CHIRON in ARIES (2019 – 2027).

 

  • NEPTUNE in mid-PISCES went retro just yesterday, June 21, and is stationary until mid-July too, tuning us into Inner All-Connectedness (beyond co-dependency).
    Find out more about this oceanic infusion in the blog post for NEPTUNE now retro in PISCES.

 

In other words, all these Planets are in the process of changing direction, from direct to retro (MERCURY, CHIRON, URANUS, and NEPTUNE), or from retro to direct (JUPITER).

All these stationary / retro Planets end of June / in July are focal points, and their archetypal energy naturally spirals inward / backward – soulward.

CHIRON, URANUS, and NEPTUNE help us find those archetypal experiences of healing / medicine journey, liberation, and transcendence rather inward, and also to ‘revisit’ and re-connect with places we’ve been before in those experiences, and to let go of and release attachments to shadow ‘hooks’ into the inner old.

Plus, SATURN and PLUTO have been retro for a few months now, and support inward / backward processes:

SATURN, now retro, and in Sept stationary in mid CAP calls us to complete old limiting conditioning, and commit to the Inner Assignment, do the Inner Work, and find Inner Authority and the Inner Elder who will then naturally as a reflection of the inner be established and recognized in the outer world.

And PLUTO in CAP, also retro until early Oct, supports Inner Evolution and Transformation to find the ultimate resource – Soul / Higher Power – and be directed from within – which fuels the collective Evolution of the structures on Planet Earth.

In the present / upcoming turnaround course, we’re called go backwards / inwards, for REsolve and RElease, esp. when it comes to old low and unconscious perhaps karmically ‘inherited’ vibrations of…

MERCURY in LEO / CANCER: Old mental patterns that revolve around oneself, perhaps in narcissistic ways based on certain needs not being met – can we fulfill those without drama (an overcompensation with the purpose to be seen and loved – yet it often is counter-productive and people turn away)?
I bet it has to do with loving and caring for ourselves and esp. the Inner Child…

SATURN in CAP: Old REpetitive patterns, karma, and blocks and obstacles, through being stuck in judgment, limiting beliefs, old stories, pain – all ‘excess luggage’ that prevents us from moving forward with trust and from the heart.

CHIRON in AR: Old stressful survival mode wounds that turn into our ‘shamanic scars’.

URANUS in TAU: Old attachments that prevent our true freedom.

NEPTUNE in PI: Old overwhelm, confusion, delusions, addictions, ways of ‘checking out’ and giving up.

PLUTO in CAP: Old powers that oppress and abuse.

 

…and find through the release from the ‘inside’ more conscious vibrations of:

MERCURY in CANCER / LEO: Expressing ourselves lovingly, passionately, creatively, and heart-fully.

SATURN in CAP: Standing in our Authority, and working with our Best.

CHIRON in ARThe ‘wound’ carries the Medicine. Healing early Wounds and finding healing by making bold first steps is the way forward.

URANUS in TAU: Embodying Freedom.

NEPTUNE in PIDropping into Unity Consciousness, in the Unified Field.

PLUTO in CAP: Empowered by and for Evolution.

 

Would you like to tune into the astrological transits of the Summer, in your own chart and life?
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© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

Wishing us all a Happy SUMMER 2019!

 

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MERCURY in CANCER (June 4 – 26 & July 19 – Aug 11) – Memories & Reflections, Inner Landscape of the Mind…

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Dear Astro~News Blog Reader,
noticing a shift in the mental landscape?

Today, one day after the New MOON (ruling CANCER) in GEMINI (which is ruled by MERCURY), MERCURY moves into CANCER!
Can you see the cosmic Moon-Gemini-Mercury-Cancer dance in this theme?
Lots of mental-emotional stimulation on this day – offering us the opportunity if not necessity to be extra mindful.

I call the GEM – CAN cusp that MERCURY moves over and which links MERCURY and the MOON the ‘MIND / Rapport Point’.
Why?
Once I attended a Buddhist talk where I learned for Buddhists the intellectual mind and the emotions are in one continuum of ‘Mind’. Makes perfect sense to me, since thoughts evoke emotions and emotions have their voices, and lead to thoughts… A lot going on in this realm these days, and Astrology reflects this.
I call GEM – CAN also the Rapport Point since to built rapport we need to have a mental and emotional connection, getting each other mentally, and sharing from a loving, nurturing place.
Let’s make a point of being in good rapport with the world – not just, but maybe esp. reminded of – these days.

So here we go: Winged Messenger entering the Cancerian Waters today!

 

MERCURY in CANCER (June 4 – 26 & July 19 – Aug 11; due to  M-r July 7 – 31):
Memories & Reflections, Inner Landscape of the Mind…

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Crab Perspective… and Family Time…

MERCURY’s move into CANCER invites us into playful, creative imagination, after the intellectual, information driven MERCURY in GEM over the last weeks.

MERCURY in CAN (until June 26, and again, during & post M-r July 7 – 31) brings out memories and reflections, and is rather inward-backward oriented.
This mercurial energy can be also well channeled into communicating from a caring, nurturing, compassionate, gentle place, with and on behalf of the family, tribe, children, the human family, and the family of all sentient Beings
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I.o.w.: Talk to your Tribe! And talk to ‘others’ as if they were in your Tribe – because we ultimately are.

The shadow / pitfall of MERCURY in CANCER is an emotional ‘overlay’ of information processing, and lack of objectivity. Information is filtered through feelings which can be a moody (CANCER is ruled by the MOON and ebb – tides like: “Today it seems like this, but who knows how I read / hear it tomorrow, and what it reminds me of”.
CANCER’s got the best memory of them all which is where the mind (MERCURY) can be pulled into now, for better: bring on the stories and throwbacks! or worse: these ghosts from the past have a life of their own, and in hindsight it can me always be nostalgic or…haunting. 

MERCURY is this time in CANCER for 3 + more than 3 = more than 6 weeks altogether – a substantial window to look into the inner landscape, and ask: 
How does this and that information make me FEEL?
Where do these feelings originate?

Dreams can be very enhanced now too (of course even more so closer to the Full Moon on June 17, and at the PLE on July 16) can be brought to consciousness (I’m already noticing that lately – you too?).
Which reminds me of one of Carl G. Jung’s famous works Memories, Dreams, and Reflections
The Swiss psychologist C.G.J. * July 26, 1875, was born under a LEO SUN / URANUS (ruler of his AQ Rising – a brilliant man indeed!), and VENUS / MERCURY in CAN.
“I can understand myself only in the light of inner happenings.” – very apropos his MERCURY in CAN.

 

Quite the activated first MERCURY in CANCER weeks to come, esp. on June 7, and around the next Full Moon (June 16-19):

MERCURY in CAN triggers almost all planetary Archetypes (ha, Jung – the ‘grandfather’ of Archetype awareness in the modern world – would love this), and their patterns with one another.

Chronologically in this sequence:
LILITH, URANUS, CHIRON, NEPTUNE, JUPITER, SATURN, MARS, PLUTO.
I.o.w., the whole Zeitgeist and its Archetypes can be seen through the lens of the mind, reflected in our emotional field, and communicated back ‘out’ again.
Since it all happens in a such concentrated time window, the themes below can be activated almost at once, and you might feel yourself be expressing all of them simultaneously / interchangably:

 

  • June 4
    MERCURY enters CAN:
    Building Rapport. Offering nurturing messages from / for the ‘Inner Landscape’.
    Talk with your Tribe, and create a Tribe atmosphere.

 

  • June 7
    MERCURY in CAN in Water trine with LILITH in PI, in sextile with URANUS in TAU, and in square with CHIRON in AR:

    Follow natural instinct that leads you to the flow of life, messages of the body and grounded intuition. Speak in authentic, maybe raw and vulnerable ways that touch the Heart.

 

  • June 16 – also the day of the JUPITER – NEPTUNE square
    MERCURY in Water trine with stationary NEPTUNE in PI, quincunx JUPITER retro in SAG opposite SATURN retro & the South Node in CAP:
    Facing ‘old world’ authorities with cold, rigid, heavy, righteous, separative agendas (incl. the inner one)? Don’t take the blame / don’t take things on that aren’t yours. What matters in the long run, and at ‘the end of the day’? Can you let go of the rest? What would the Inner Authority / Inner Elder, and the bigger picture / a wider outlook on the situation say?
    Meditation and perhaps mediation are indicated, speaking with Elders and tuning into traditions is a healthy expression of this ‘polarity’.

 

  • June 18
    MERCURY meets MARS in CAN:
    Watch angry thoughts and the sharp tongue, and don’t let them get the better of you.  No need to let them out on your friends. Feelings can get easily hurt on a day like this. Tomorrow you might already feel and think differently about it all. The energy is well channeled into passionately co-advocating FOR something, and bravely tracing the origin of your feelings, thoughts, anger, and passion.

 

  • June 19
    MERCURY (and MARS) oppose PLUTO retro in CAP:
    Speaking on behalf of our human family, in the face of where the world seems to go:
    How can this lifestyle be sustainable, for the next Seven (or less?) Generations to come? 

    Also, a good time to reconnect and communicate with Family and Ancestors (alive or in other realms, Spirit Ancestors, as well as the Inner Spirit Elder). And to go into dialogue with your Inner ‘Wild’ True Nature that shows you where you’re respected and regenerated.

 

  • June 21 – The SUN enters CANCER – Summer Solstice!
    Light on Warmth, Compassion and Kindness

 

  • June 26
    MERCURY enters LEO – for the time being, until July 19 when it re-enters CAN in its next retro phase – more about that one in an upcoming blog post.Speaking from a heart- and soulful place, and in the LEO name of Living Life Lovingly!

 

Blessings for a gentle & mindful first phase of MERCURY retro in CANCER!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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:

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