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The SUN enters PISCES (Feb 18 – March 19): Resonance and Compassion.

11 Feb

Dear Reader in the Cosmic Community,

The time of year comes when Aquarian Air turns into PISCEAN Water.
On Feb 18, 2020 at 8:57 pm PST, the SUN will enter PISCES.

It’s the time-of-season in the Northern hemisphere when frosty Aquarian ice crystals and snow melt, and the Winter gets ‘washed out’….. More rain? Maybe… (not everywhere on Planet Earth of course).

When the Chinese New Year was close to that point a few years back it inspired me to call this cusp also ‘Kuan Yin Point’, since she is the Chinese Goddess of Love and Compassion for all of Humanity. A good time (as is any time, of course) to invoke her. A time to connect – not only with Friends and those we resonate with, but with / in Humanity (AQ) and know that we’re all in this together (‘Coherence Point’). In a group, AQ – PI is the vibe of the shared ‘field’.

 

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card XVII – Star, with Kuan Yin… – Photo and crystal activation by Melanie

 

A bigger planetary field in PISCES opens up end of Feb – with the PISCES New Moon on Feb 23 (see chart):
The SUN, MOON, MERCURY retro, and NEPTUNE all in PI. 

 


 

MERCURY Retro is this time also mostly in PISCES – with a wee ‘back flip’ into AQ (March 4 – 16) – making it a very long phase of MERCURY in PI (Feb 3 – Apr 10).
More about MERCURY in PI and M-r in my special blog post for it: Openness, Fluidity, and Meta-Morphing of the Mind.

Feb 25 will be an important date for M-r, since that’s the half-way point, when MERCURY retro meets and moves ‘behind’ the SUN in the Zodiac.
It’s the ‘Day of Enlightened Insights’ (let’s be open for those), from which day on it’s easier for the Heart, Spirit, and Consciousness (the SUN) to ‘take the lead’ and for the Mind (MERCURY) to be in its service.

 

The SUN will be in PISCES until March 19, the day if the Spring Equinox (this year a day earlier, due to the leap year), and connect there with NEPTUNE on March 8.
So – if your birthday is close to March 8, you have a
(rare – only every 165 years!) transit from NEPTUNE these years. And if your MOON, or a Planet in your birth chart is mid PI, NEPTUNE would transit those.
A deep transformation to let go and surrender to the Universe / God / All-that-IS.

 

Neptune Rules Pisces.
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

PISCES, the last Water sign, last Winter sign, and last sign of the Zodiac supports ‘endings’, surrendering, letting go, and being ‘neutral’.
When we’re in that vibration we can easily meet what may come our way with LOVE, and whatever is not a good match can be released with LOVE, ease, and out-flow.

 

A new cycle follows, from the Spring Equinox (March 19) on.

 

Blessings for the Season of (often hidden) Blessings!

Melanie

 

 

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Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with yourself in 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.

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LEO – AQ Full MOON (Feb 8 / 9) – We’re All Stars in the Constellation of L*O*V*E

6 Feb

Dear Fellow StarBeing,

Waiting for the SUN, the warmth, the radiance – if you’re living in the Northern Hemisphere of Planet Earth?

…after weeks and months of wintry Rain Season, and incessant flooding rain here on the Pacific North West Coast, weighing heavy on the land and on the vital energy, pulling us into hibernation mode – Enough already!
If we only could ‘send’ the excess to areas of drought and fires…

Yes, there’s hope – this too shall pass.

MARS presently at the end of SAG – pointing to the Galactic Centre – helps us activate trust for the Light & Life Force to return. Which also means: The work begins. And we have more energy for it too – with MARS in CAP, from Feb 16 on. 

Another shift & enlivening boost from today, Feb 7 on:
VENUS entered ARIES – meeting LILITH & CHIRON
 immediately, on Feb 9 / 10.
Being Wildly A-Live & Showing up with Fierce Love.

MERCURY now (since Feb 3) in PISCES, tuning us into retro mode (Feb 16 – March 7)…
“Don’t believe everything you think”. Openness, Fluidity, and Meta-Morphing of the Mind…

Aaaand on the Horizon now:
The LEO – AQ Full Moon is coming, this weekend, yay!

Exact at 11:33 pm PST on Sat FEB 8.

We SO need & welcome the LEOnine warmth, joy, playfulness, creativity, and colours!

 

No wonder, at this time of year is traditionally Carnival – a ritual to chase the Winter Spirits away with colour & frolic, in community.
Here’s a page that’s dedicated to Carnival around the World.
Winter blahhh cure.

Carnival in Cologne – Image from Carnivaland

 

AQUARIUS says:
A Fool comes seldom alone. 
And it takes a group or village to create a parade!

Also apropos LEO – AQ:
In medieval times the Jester was the one who was allowed / hired to hold up the mirror to the King and mock him – an outlet for the voice of the People.
The Jester / Fool represents Liberty – ‘Narrenfreiheit’ in German means: Anything goes – esp. if you don’t have a reputation / status / ego to loose / already gave it up.

Of course, all this happens also within. When the ‘regal’ and full of itself Ego lets itself be mocked and actually: liberated by other sides in us that usually don’t tend to get the attention… esp. by the cool & quiet witness that’s always watching what presents itself and what-IS. MERCURY soon going retro (Feb 16 – March 9) helps with the ‘jestering’.

In the meantime, YES it is the season to generate genuine LEO Heart Fire from within – via engaging in what we love and are passionate about, via movement, dance, celebration and creative expression, and showing our Colours. That’s where it’s at, at this time of the LEO Full Moon!

 

And YES!
Welcoming the SUN in the middle of Winter, as Spring is stirring, after Imbolc / Candlemas / Sainte Brigid’s Days on Feb 1 / 2!

 

Let’s hear it for…

The Sabian Symbol of the Full Moon Degree 

Since the Full MOON falls exactly at 20° LEO it called me to bring the Sabian Symbol in.
The interpretation below was written by Dane Rudhyar in 1973

LEO 20°
“ZUNI INDIANS PERFORM A RITUAL TO THE SUN.

Zuni Dancer – Image from Intercontinental Cry Magazine

KEYNOTE: A Return to the Glorification of Natural Energies.

While the first symbol of this five-fold sequence pictured the magnificence of the returning sun after a storm, in this last symbol we see, by implication, humanity returning to nature and glorifying the Sun after the long crisis of “civilized” living in artificial cities. For many years now, the American Pueblo Indian has been for the weary city dweller and the dried-up intellectual a symbol of this “return to nature.” After having ruthlessly destroyed him, we come to him as an exemplar of peaceful and harmonious group living.

This fifth symbol of the twenty-eighth sequence brings us the image of a reversal of our socialized activity and opens for us the way to the deepest release of our long-denied root energies. Natural man links himself consciously to the source of all Life on Earth. And this means IDENTIFICATION THROUGH WORSHIP — and the sanctification of the creative power.”

 

So ironic & tragic indeed, that after colonial overpowering & destruction of natural community living (AQ) and due to dysfunctional family experiences  in the 70’s when D.R. wrote the comment, and again nowadays, people are looking for new ‘tribes’ and ‘chosen families’.
And we’re looking to indigenous cultures and traditions as models to bring into our modernity (AQ).
Can this work, or has the post-modern technocratic society made the ‘progress’ irreversible?

Well, we still worship the SUN as the central life giving creative power and follow it – hopefully in more profound ways than (self centred) via a holiday destinations, and sun tanning.
Humans need ritual & ceremony, and always powerful to intentionally co-create these in community (AQ).
They bring us together, and make us feel more alive.

 

Here’s a good article about the Zuni Nation that I found when looking for a picture for the Zuni Sun Dance:
Zuni Tribe Returns to Sacred Ceremony to Strengthen Community.

 

 

Let’s take a look at the 

LEO – AQ FULL MOON Chart.

The Full Moon at 20° LEO – AQ will be exact on Sat Feb 8 at 11:33 pm PST – and on Sun Feb 9 everywhere East of PST.

 

Similarly to the last Full MOON in CAN / CAP on Jan 10 – a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse it was – remember (in this fast-paced and no-retro time)?
There’s the lone yet strong MOON in LEO (with the Lunar North Node in CAN in the vicinity) facing ‘the rest of the Cosmic Gang’ in the wintry realm from CAP (which also MARS enters next week) through PISCES – with a fiery extension into early ARIES, via the alignment of VENUS, LILITH, and CHIRON (exact Feb 9 / 10), and via URANUS into early TAU.

 

The Configuration is called a ‘Bucket’, with the LEO MOON as the handle to ‘pick up’ the container and what’s in it.
Like what?
All these CAP to early TAU activations.

 

CAP
The South Node (until June); JUPITER (all year); PLUTO (until 2023); and SATURN (moving over the cusp to AQ already for a test run March 21 – July 1, then back to CAP until Dec 16).
We’ve heard / experienced it many times, many ways:
Lots of heavy duty, cold and hard / difficult stuff – teaching us what we need to work through, what to drop and not take on (anymore), where boundaries & been there / done that come in  to make room for more simplicity-in-integrity.
Being done with being weighed down by externalized authority, and with giving power away through fear. Leading by example instead. MARS adds to the CAP picture Feb 16 – March 30 – giving all that heavy and apparently unmoving energy a kick.

 

AQ
At this point, only the SUN – until Feb 18. Freedom & Co-Innovation.
MERCURY will briefly come back into AQ on the retro tail-end and turnaround, March 4 – 16.
Cooperation and all things CO-, esp. community give energy
in these cold and wintry times that can easily lead to technological (also AQ) isolation. Maybe MERCURY in its AQ ‘back flip’ to AQ in March will teach us something about this, when we’ve re-connected / at times ‘randomly’ with friends and people we re-sonate with…

 

PISCES
MERCURY (since Feb 3) – for a loooong time, basically until Apr 10, due to – you guessed it, and see it in the chart – its immanent retro loop from Earth perspective, Feb 16 – March 9.
Time to take a re-treat from the busy / bossy mind, and re-connect with the Heart & Consciousness.
That’s all that matters… NEPTUNE nearby couldn’t agree more. All is ONE.

 

ARIES
YES – here comes refreshing, enlivening, Springy contrast to the ‘Old World’ of CAP. All starts here – and only happens NOW.
Wild & wondrous – with a LILITH boost (since Jan 27), and VENUS (a Full Moon gift!), connecting on Feb 9 / 10 with LILITH and CHIRON (2019 – 2026 in ARIES).
Showing up in our True Nature & fierce Love, authentic & raw, is the Medicine.

 

TAURUS
URANUS (the ruling Planet of AQ where the SUN travels now) in TAU since March 2019 until 2026.
Wake UP Earthlings!
The Earth doesn’t belong to us. We belong to the Earth.

 

A LOT in that celestial ‘bucket’ – picked up & channeled by the Full MOON in LEO.
Let’s express the cosmic gifts creatively – in our own unique radiance!

 

Shakti Maa Mother Goddess Durga, with the Lion – Artist unknown

 

The fiery, radiant LEO Full MOON loves the fresh ARIES Fire!
And we’ll feel a big shift in energy from super watery (compliments VENUS late PI & MOON late CAN) to fresh fiery vibes from tomorrow Fri on,
via VENUS – emerging in ARIES – exactly at 12:02 pm PST, and via the MOON, once she enters LEO at 2:45 pm PST!

 

And clearly:

The strong LEO Full MOON / Goddess Power is not just a purrrsonal thing.
We need to bring it to community, groups, humanity – AQUARIUS.
To nurture co-creation, through coming together in natural Strength, Love, and Radiance.

 

Firestorm of a StarBirth in Galaxy M33 – Photo by Hubble Space Telescope

 

Where everyone can shine.
Since:
We’re all Stars in the Constellation & ComMOONity  of L*O*V*E.

 

Melanie

 

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Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with yourself in 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 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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MERCURY for a looong time in PISCES (Feb 3 – Apr 10), with Retro ‘Back Flip’ (Feb 16 – March 9): Openness, Fluidity, and Meta-Morphing of the Mind

4 Feb

Oceanic Quantum Greetings, dear Cosmic Friends!

“How can I be connected with the Quantum Field?” you may ask….
You ARE IN the Quantum Field.
That’s like a dolphin asking, ‘How can I be connected with the ocean?”

This happened yesterday!

Quite the elemental mercurial energy shift, from cool, abstract, systemic AQ – which MERCURY per se loves – to the oceanic interconnected mystical worlds of PISCES – where Love IS.

Swift, brainy, practical MERCURY isn’t traditionally ‘well placed’ in PI (considered ‘in exile’ there – “What am I doing here..?” “Where’s everything?”). But hey, that Planets-in-Dignity system is yet another matrix.

The question is rather:
What are the gifts of MERCURY in PISCES?

It doesn’t have to do so much with doing, and even ‘active thinking’.
In an interdimensional, ‘watery’ way:
Being in an open mind, flexibly-fluid, receiving messages, not letting things stick, and offering old mind-sets to be released.

The ‘usual’ straight-forward communication turns into energetic / psychic tuning in and communing with one another, as Humans, with Animals, with All of Nature, with Spirit and all that-IS, in the Web of Life. 
A wonderful time for creative inspiration that’s beyond words, for music, dance, poetry, film, photography, and all Art as multi-D fusion.

And for spiritual, transcendent No-Mind realizations.

We have 8 weeks (super long for MERCURY!) to get into and used to that PISCEAN Space-of-Mind.
MERCURY will also go RETRO (Feb 16 – March 9) – mostly in PISCES, while touching back over the ‘Resonance’ Cusp into AQ at the end of the retro / turnaround phase, March 4 – 16.

 

Fast Moving NO Retro Phase is ending, via MERCURY

Lots of shifts, inner and outer, in these first weeks of 2020…
Do you find that too?

The Eclipses of December / January, the SATURN – PLUTO alignment on Jan 12, the swift current of the retro-free zone since Jan 10, LILITH now freshly in ARIES (since Jan 27)!

Things have been moving & manifesting quite fast in the last month.
Time to RE-flect, integrate and absorb – with MERCURY retro!

When MERCURY goes retro on Feb 16 it will be the first Planet to break the NO RETRO pattern since Jan 10 when URANUS turned from retro to direct. And there’s more about the connection between MERCURY & URANUS these days:

 

In the Planet Aspect Alchemy…

What’s striking is MERCURY’s upcoming triple(!) sextile with its ‘higher octave’ Archetype URANUS, before, during, and after M-r.:

  • FEB 5
    Sextile # 1 between MERCURY pre-retro in early PI with URANUS in early TAU
  • FEB 28
    Sextile # 2 between MERCURY (then retro) in early PI with URANUS in early TAU
  • MARCH 22
    Sextile # 3 between MERCURY (then post-retro) in early PI with URANUS in early TAU

Looks like this triple easeful sextile contact shows how we can EmBody Freedom (URANUS in TAU) from within, show up with it in the ‘Outside World’ when we’re in Flow, and attune to connective frequencies that are here to help us. When we’re at ease & connected, and allow thoughts to come and go (MERCURY in PI) and the ‘randomness’ of Life (URANUS) to happen we ARE in Freedom-that-IS.

The mind would be the first one to take us out again, by…. well, all that distracts us from the present moment. That’s where the M-r gifts of mindfulness (rather than having the mind overwhelmingly full) and re-treating from the busy, bossy, buzzing, overwhelming information world (esp. in the PISCES ruled media) come in.
We probably need this time for re-generation.

 

The process has already started in the MERCURY connections during the pre-retro phase.
Things will look different during and after M-r.

Possibly from (pre-retro) being caught in the PISCEAN ‘net’ & blend of mental-emotional energetics – to be seen for what they are:
Waves of Energy that come and go – like information on social media streaming by, or clouds passing by….

 

 

Let’s tie it all together, for MERCURY in PISCES & its upcoming Retro Phase!
What you find in this MERCURY Retro Article:

  • Going with the Flow of MERCURY retro…
  • Grace – by Ann Mortifee
  • What’s Special about this MERCURY Retro in PISCES?
  • Sabian Symbol for the Degree MERCURY Retro goes back to (29° AQ)
  • MERCURY’s Moves, and Dance with other Planets while in PISCES, and during its core Retro phase in Feb / March
  • 7-Phase Sequence of the MERCURY Retro Timeline
  • Timeless and Timely MERCURY Retro REminders
  • My Seasoned MERCURY Retro Tips & Seasonal Tool Kit 

 

Going with the Flow of MERCURY retro… esp. in PISCES

Technology, traffic / transport and communication glitches (or surprises!) sneaking in again lately?
Feeling wiped and spaced-out, rather than focused on the ‘task at hand’?

MERCURY doing its retro somersaults again… this time surfingly in PISCES

No way? Are you telling me…..?
YEP, the ‘inevitable’ is happening again:Another MERCURY Retro phase is coming UP, and already gearing UP!

Almost all in PISCES this time (from 12°53′ PI back to 28°13′ AQ), from Feb 16 – March 9. Going back to the very end of AQ / cusp to PISCES – the ‘Resonance Point’.

A mercurial surfing in the ‘cosmic waters’ of PISCES…

 

Those of you who’ve read my MERCURY retro support REport (or even advocacy) over the years know:
M-r isn’t necessarily ‘BAD’ news, as pop / cliche Astrology would have it.
And hey – perhaps M-r is ‘even’ an overdue and cosmically well timed de-conditioning!

In a nutshell, with M-r, the Archetype of the MIND is operating differently / ‘unusually’, and tuned-up into a ‘New MERCURY’ (hey, what’s that???).


Have you noticed?
We’re already in the build-up (or rather: slow-down) phase!
Our good old messenger / trickster friend MERCURY has since Feb 2 been in the pre-retro ‘shadow’
(i.o.w., crossed the 28° AQ mark from which it will go direct again on March 9, at the end o the M-r phase).

From Feb 13 on, MERCURY will be in stationary (very slowly moving) ‘U-turn storm’. 

And on Feb 16, MERCURY will ‘officially’ start its seasonal retro loop which goes technically until March 9, and rolls out completely until and of March.
Take it easy on planning for the Spring break or other events, and on getting wrapped up in ‘loops’ that are directed by mental over-identification. It’s a good time to chill, go on a RE-treat and RE-laxation, a la PISCES, and to catch up with friends, and with lost & forgotten creative projects.

 

As MERCURY goes retro in PISCES the energy turns inward-backward to RE-connect with and from the NO-mind and with Being (PI) rather than operate in the regular doing / fixing / thinking mode (MERCURY rules VIRGO and GEMINI).

Also, everything PISCEAN is brought to conscious awareness, to be questioned, so that instead of the Mind running the show it can go on the back seat again – and serve Consciousness:

  • Overwhelm 
    What does it have to do with your state of Mind more than with an ‘objective reality’?
    What of it is self-made?
    Why do you overwhelm yourself mentally-emotionally?
    Can it be even an addiction, distraction, or self sabotage?
    Be open and think paradoxically (which is very PISCES / M-r).
  • Similarly, feeling disoriented, lost, confused, fatigued 
    What’s your Mind’s contribution to this?
    Maybe certain ‘issues’ don’t have to be sorted out…
    What’s the not knowing pointing you to?
  • Escapism
    A response to overwhelm, feeling depleted, confused, fatigued
    Notice when you’re avoiding the here & now, and why?
    Maybe a healthy dose of disruption of patterns & habits is actually a good thing.
  • Addictions (substances or behaviour)  
    Ask questions like Dr. Gabor Mate would:
    Not, what’s wrong with the addiction? but “what’s right about it?”
    “Why does it make perfect sense for your situation?”
    “What is it a response to?”

 

PISCES is about letting go and letting it BE.
Space is being created where there’s no agenda, rather natural loving acceptance without judgement or resistance – and things can take a turn or run their course, just like a wave.

 

Timeless Ocean – Photo by Melanie

 

Here’s a beautifully poetic, wise and very apt quote by Ann Mortifee from her book In Love With the Mystery (not only) for this M-r in PI, that found me ‘randomly’:

“GRACE
Grace is undying favour, the unexpected balm of the Unknowable.
Like the air we breathe, grace flows through, around, and in everything. We have only to sink into the deep resonance of this very moment now to receive its blessing. Grace is always present, waiting to bestow its healing breath upon whoever draws near. It is we who must approach in the stillness. It is we who must open to receive.

Grace is a constant. We are the variable. The more constant our surrender the more grace-filled we become.”

 

Neptune Rules Pisces
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

What’s special about this MERCURY Retro in PISCES?

The PISCES motto (ruled by NEPTUNE – which has been in PI since 2012 – until 2026) motto is: “All is ONE.”

PISCES is the energy before the Spring Equinox where Winter and the old Zodiac cycle are ‘washing away’ and ‘dissolving’, so that a fresh cycle can start. Symbolically, it’s the energy of everything coming together in a ‘grand finale’ where endings and surrender makes space for the new.

Shadow expressions of PISCES which may come out via the mind now, with MERCURY retro in PI – to be met with pure SoUlar Consciousness:
Overwhelm, confusion, co-dependency, addictions. Yes, it ‘all comes together’ in these phenomena too but in a way where we don’t let go… or we might feel like the victim (and bonded in that state).

The ‘job’ of MERCURY retro in PISCES is to catch the mind getting carried away with delusions, or illusions that it ‘sells us’ as ‘the real thing’. PISCES can be excellent at camouflaging, masking, pretending.
Synchronistically, this M-r goes over  the Carnival weekend, and Mardi Gras (Feb 22 – 25)!

As ‘usual’, M-r RE-attunes the ego driven mind (which tells us there’s ‘never enough connection’) to be the assistant and tool to Spirit and the Heart (which is intrinsically fulfilled).
Being aware of the mental tricks is the first step into true Oneness (PISCES).

 

Yes, this M-r affects whatever you have positioned end of AQ to mid-PI (SUN, MOON, Planets, Nodes, AC / MC), and it shows up in the area of life related to the AQ / PI House/s in your chart to bring their themes to your awareness – to RE-attune.

At this time, we tend to think, write, discuss, and communicate more than otherwise about themes like: Connections and connectedness. Connecting the dots. Music, arts, media, dance, drugs, the climate…
What / whom we’re missing – yet who’s / what’s always IN us anyway. What ‘s fleeting and lost and what cannot really go away. 

New (or: old, buried) ideas can spring forth if you allow the mind to wander and re-consider what you lost track of, or talk with people you wouldn’t ‘usually’, or haven’t in a while.

 

MERCURY (incl. retro) in PISCES in your… House in the next 9 weeks has important messages for you and wants to show you something about your Mind.
The area/s of your Life where M-r themes are likely to show up relate to the PISCES House in your chart (even though, PI tends to ‘spread’):

1st House
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House
Your Environment

4th House
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.

 

When in doubt about the area of life M-r can help you get a new picture for, or if you could use a conscious and intentional boost get in touch with me.
This can be a good time to (RE)visit in a  M-r focused Astro session ‘hidden treasure’ themes in your life that want to come to Light.

 

Sabian Symbol for the Degree MERCURY Retro goes back to (29° AQ)

This time around, I felt called to look up the Symbol for the degree MERCURY goes back to in its retro journey.
Which will be technically 28°13′ AQ – not quite 28°.
Therefore 29
° is the point MERCURY touches 3 times:
Crossing it forward (Feb 2), and stationing on it in backward-forward mode (March 6 – 14).

AQUARIUS 29°: 

“A BUTTERFLY EMERGING FROM A CHRYSALIS.

KEYNOTE: The capacity to utterly transform the character of one’s consciousness by radically altering the structural patterns of everyday living and the types of relationships one enters upon.

This is the second time within a very short span of the cycle that the butterfly symbol appears (cf. AQ 25°). Here what is emphasized is the process of metamorphosis itself. It is the fourth symbol of a five-fold sequence and it stresses the essential character of the activity required at this stage of the cycle; i.e. nothing short of a complete renewal of all the implications of being alive as a human individual will do. A radical change is needed. At this stage, this change is individual and mental, and it  should be seen against the background of humanity as a whole. What is revealed is the potential ability of every human being to participate in a higher realm of evolution AFTER his or her emergence from a critical state of transition.

At this fourth stage of the sixty-fifth sub cycle the Keyword is METAMORPHOSIS. In spiritual terms, this implies “Initiation,” i.e. entering a higher realm of conscious existence and there joining a sacred Company.”

Wow! Loving this symbol’s inspiration to morph into a different state of Being. 
The mind (MERCURY) plays an important role in this. The mental chrysalis is being undone, so that we can spread our wings and emBody Freedom! Which re-connects with MERCURY’s triple sextile with its ‘higher octave’ URANUS pre-, during, and post-M-r.

 

 

MERCURY’s Moves and Dances with other Planets while in PISCES, and during its core Retro phase in Feb / March

 

Butterfly Freedom – Image from Pexels 

 

FEB 2
MERCURY at the end of AQ went into pre-retro shadow.
Fore-shadowing themes?

 

FEB 3
MERCURY entered PISCES
(until Apr 10 – with AQ ‘back flip’ March 4 – 16)
Communing, Openness, and Fluidity of the Mind

 

FEB 5
MERCURY pre-retro in early PI in sextile (# 1 ) with URANUS in early TAU
Initial initiation / attuning of MERCURY’s contact with its ‘higher octave’.
Can be confusing & chaotic, and sensed in the body too as in: unpredictable states, loosing stability.
Yet already the message:
Ease of Mind helps with EmBodying Freedom (and vice versa)

 

FEB 13
MERCURY in PI goes into pre-retro ‘storm’.
Take it easy on ‘plans’.
Get ready for synchronicities and synch’ with the flow & dance of life.

 

FEB 16
MERCURY (at 12°53′ PI) goes retro, until MARCH 9 (back 28°13′ AQ).
Be ultra fluid, and definitely don’t believe everything you think (Are these even your thoughts? And who’s the thinker anyway?).

 

FEB 25
MERCURY retro meets the SUN –
Half-way point of the M-r Journey = ‘Day of Enlightening Insight’
Also: MERCURY retro in sextile with MARS in CAP
Better ‘effects’ when in a flow space of mind.

 

FEB 28
MERCURY retro in early PI in sextile (# 2 ) with URANUS in early TAU
Allow ‘impermanence’ & ‘randomness’ to happen. Relax, connect, be free – just BE!

 

MARCH 4
MERCURY retro crosses over the ‘Resonance Point’ and re-enters AQ (until March 16)
Also: MERCURY retro end of AQ in sextile with VENUS end of AR.
Finding / being found by who & what truly resonates with your vibrations.
Hint: Ease of connection, co-creative thinking

 

MARCH 9
MERCURY goes direct again end of AQ
Freedom from the Known 

 

MARCH 16
MERCURY post-retro re-enters PISCES (until Apr 27)
Inter-connective thinking, elasticity & open-mindedness

 

MARCH 19
MERCURY post-retro leaves the stationary slow moving ‘U-turn storm’
Bringing connectedness / a new state of Being into all conversations & interactions 

 

MARCH 22
MERCURY post-retro in early PI in sextile (# 3 ) with URANUS in early TAU
Being present & free with what shows up in each moment.

 

MARCH 30
MERCURY in PI leaves the post-retro shadow
Time to integrate the gifts of the mental re-generation.

 

APR 3
MERCURY in PI meets NEPTUNE
Connecting and communing, and tuning of the mind – there’s only ONE of us here….!

 

APR 7
MERCURY in PI sextile PLUTO / JUPITER in CAP (their union # 1 is on Apr 4)
Tapping into Super Power with ease & flow of Mind

 

APR 10
MERCURY enters ARIES (until Apr 27)
Spring Freshness & Acceleration

 

 

7-Phase Sequence of the MERCURY Retro Timeline 

  1. Pre-retro shadow – started Feb 2. MERCURY in the Epimethean phase.
  2. Pre-retro stationary / ‘storm’ – starts Feb 13.
  3. MERCURY technically retro – from Feb 16 on.
  4. MERCURY meets half-way in retro the SUN – a ‘New MERCURY’ is born, a.k.a. ‘Point of Enlightening Insight’ – on Feb 25 – Promethean phase starts.
  5. MERCURY direct again – on March 9.
  6. Post-retro stationary / ‘storm’ ends – on March 19.
  7. Post-retro shadow – until March 30.

The first half of M-r (phases 1. – 4.) is the Epimethean phase. RE-minding us of ‘old stories’ – which doesn’t have to be a ‘bad thing’ to overcome, it can be an important RE-flection inducer ;-).
And, as always, we learn so much from history / herstory.

The second half of M-r (phases 4. – 8.) is the Promethean phase – where the new insights and connection with Spirit and Consciousness can lead to new inspired direction – a very auspicious time.

 

MERCURY went into so-called pre-retro ‘shadow’ on Feb 2: It passed for the first time the Zodiac point (28° AQ) from which it will after the retro phase go direct / forward again on March 9.
Noticing ‘foreshadowing’ themes since then of what might come up during M-r?

A good time to be fluid as quicksilver, RE-sponsive to higher intelligence, and to trust the ‘messenger from the future’, via intuition and precognition.
Perhaps you’re already having clarifying heartfelt communication and contemplation around ‘neglected’ AQ / PISCES related themes (vibes, resonance with people, places, energies in the ‘field’
).

 

MERCURY Retro in the Starters

On Feb 13, MERCURY enters its stationary ‘storm’ period (moves very slowly), i.o.w., starts to go into ‘U-turn’ mode.

A time to also slow down the regular fast and busy mind that likes to multi talk / task.
‘Regular’ communication affairs might start to become ‘tricky’, ‘chaotic’, ‘complicated’ and ‘messed up’, but only from the perspective of the ego that likes to seize control via the mind.

MERCURY in ‘zigzag mode’ suggests being in flux and at ease, while swiftly and swimmingly / surfingly, changing course (PISCES can do that!) as necessary. Ironically, it can lead to a more auspicious outcome than the ‘on dead-end course’ that the mind assumed is ‘the way’.

 

7-Circle Classical Labyrinth by Helen Rowlands – reminds me of a brain

In the actual RETRO PHASE
FEB 16 – MARCH 9,
the mind is geared to turn inward-backward and moves may be paradoxical, like in a labyrinth.

As always, the MERCURY retro cycle starts with the ‘Epimethean’ phase (first half – until Feb 25) where old (epic) stories, memories, and patterns show up for REasons yet unknown, REvealing themselves in the journey.

With the PISCES energy of M-r, it’s good to stay in an easy-going, adaptable  mode, invite unexpected insights, a world of randomness & synchronicities, look at things again, in a fresh way, and: get retro-actively inspired (by the past, by something overlooked).


At the half-way point of the M-r phase (Feb 25 this time), MERCURY crosses paths with the SUN: A new ‘New MERCURY’ (like a New Moon in the monthly SUN – MOON conjunction) is born – which happens 3 times a year.

It’s time to REgenerate the mind (MERCURY), become more conscious, led by Spirit and the Heart (SUN), and let the mind follow.
It is also called the ‘Point of Enlightened Insight’.

The second half of M-r (Feb 25 – March 9) is the ‘Promethean’ phase, where new insights and new Consciousness can be more easily creatively carried forward and implemented.

 

Here’s to a bright, liberating, and relaxed energy for break-throughs into more Freedom – from mental patterns, for a whole new way of showing up and being present with what IS, and simply:
Freedom (beyond from and for)!

 

Prometheus surrounded by the Ring of the Zodiac – Rockefeller Ctre, NYC

 

Timeless and Timely MERCURY Retro REminders

Under M-r., ‘usual’ thinking and communication patterns are being questioned, and it appears at times as if there was a trickster / little devil at play.
Actually, we have a chance now to see the inner mental trickster that’s been there all along, camouflaging and going unnoticed. The challenge is not to get frustrated when things don’t turn out the way YOU thought they ’should’, according to the ego.

During M-r, experiment with, practice, and hopefully also integrate for later going with the flow of things in an intuitive way, and taking everything as a learning & letting go experience (so M-r in PISCES also).
That might mean changing your mind when you get the impulse / signal / intuition for an alternative course, being open to and curious about ‘detours’ that might lead to unexpected turns, and making unusual connections, rather than going with comfort, routine, habits, and fixed plans.

Rather than getting wrapped up with linear, habitual, and often self-limiting ways of dealing with information and communication channels and modes, an ‘unorthodox’ approach can open you up for serendipity, synchronicities, and lots of fun.

 

SO apropos M-r in PISCES:

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

 

Another REminder for MERCURY retro in PI:
What and how we think changes our vibration and how we see and respond to our environment. We continuously project our beliefs and expectations onto the ‘outside’ world, and filter the information that comes in with our bias. Our mind is like a net in that sense…
Time to open up to the vastness that IS.
The mind is actually just energy – influenced by, and interweb’ed with the ‘environment’ – which in a deeper sense is a projection, while there’s just the ONE.
Time to tune into this deeper…

 

On a more ‘practical’ level, in a PISCEAN way let’s ask ourselves (M-r):
“How can I get out of the busy mind now, and shift my focus to Openness, Love and Compassion?”
The guidance reveals itself with the question…

Let’s stay as mobile (like quicksilver, the MERCURY metal), adaptable, and unattached to ‘plans’ / agenda as possible, to be able to surf Mercurial waves when the wind comes up.
MERCURY is a very light, youthful, fresh, fun-loving punster and Coyote / prankster energy.
It looks at the fun and also meaningful side of unusual twists and turns, and even likes to evoke those. Aligning with that mode makes us happier and more at ease (PISCEAN) – not only – these days. 

Bring on these spontaneous twists, unintentional new-found puns, and fun realizations!
While being
 mindfully present and clear.

 

When it comes to committing to something long-term consider that it might not be ready to be definite yet. Yet you can make a choice to be in a vibration that attracts the perfect match that you easily recognize and connect with.


Give yourself time. During M-r always new information streams in which can alter our outlook on things. Often, after the M-r phase we have more information that gives a different picture, based upon which a choice makes most sense.

If we did commit prematurely and aren’t flexible to back off again easily, we might say, “Oh, if I only had known… I wouldn’t have changed course… and didn’t have to untangle complications.”

 

As always with MERCURY retro, clarify communication whenever possible:

  • Say things several times in a different way / language to make sure there’s no misunderstanding in a fast / distracted context. 
  • Ask questions that intuitively come to mind (which might clarify an otherwise held assumption!).
  • Choose the most direct medium and tool available (meet and connect in person or at least via online video call rather than over the phone, or email / message), which helps with a clearer and more holistic communication, because more ‘channels’ are involved and signals are conveyed in person rather than on the phone, or via mutual messaging / e-monologue.
    And who knows what else might come up and be addressed as you take the opportunity to actually meet and talk?

 

If you become mercurially frustrated, maybe it’s because you needed to learn something about the nature of the human mind and its extensions as in: technological equipment which now, more than usually, seem to have ‘a mind of their own.
Consider that computers, phones, and tech gadgets are servants and tools, and that their efficiency also depends on the (hopefully relaxed and detached, savvy and inventive) mind of their ‘master’. You don’t want to become a stressed-out slave of coordination and communication.
Well, on that note, with M-r in PISCES it can become more obvious than ever how addicted to technological communication tools & media we’ve become. Can you give yourself a sabbatical – can you? Not asking for the 3 weeks of M-r – who could do that anymore, nowadays???! But how about one day per week?

It might also become apparent during M-r that our tools and pieces of technical equipment magically morphically mirror the mind WE are in, even ‘simply’ by breaking down and being ‘on strike’ when we humans need ‘a break’ anyway.

Give your tools and tasks proper mindful and single-minded attention, one at a time, instead of attempting to multi task and ‘efficiently’ orchestrate everything simultaneously.
The electromagnetic field of computers and the human mind dialogue in an interface. To keep it all smoothly operational, don’t impose any potential extra stress onto your nervous system nor on your computer.

 

Notice signals showing you need to be relaxed and mindful, assume nothing, drop your (under M-r evident, otherwise hidden) expectations and assumptions.
Foremost, trust the infinite Intelligence of the Universe (so M-r in PISCES), ‘even’ as it might take you on wild and ‘crazy’ journeys that you apparently haven’t signed up for.

 

Under M-r talk to people from the past who come to mind and whom you haven’t heard from in a long time (or new people whom you have just met and intuitively ‘clicked with’).
M-r also tends to bring back unfinished communication business from the past, esp. from previous M-r phases (last one in SCO end of Oct to end of Nov 2019).

 

What also happens quite often under M-r :
We receive / intuit / channel a potentially important message for others that’s worth sharing and passing on – to whom it may concern (very PISCEAN), to be ‘randomly’ delivered / spread to others who need to hear that information and inspiration!
We’re prompted to connect two or more people with one another – because we can. Who knows where it leads?
So, keep collecting communication karma cookies, by being the messenger & connector (without an agenda)!

Gibbons at Play – 1427 Painting by Xuande Emperor(!)


Back to Basics & Buddhists:
Be mindful, and observe the phenomenon mind from a ‘meta’ level.
Like, by asking yourself:

Why am I really saying this?
Who’s the one thinking and talking here?

If we don’t do that ‘mental hygiene’ from time to time our subconscious, disguised as M-r, out tricks us, subconsciously ‘sabotaging’ our plans, and constellating circumstances that make us back off from our mental concept, and check what we’ve been doing with our brain – or rather, what the brain has been doing with us all along.

The Buddhists call the day-to-day mind that busies itself with all kinds of ‘chatting’ and inner stories, lists, and dialogues, the ‘Monkey Mind’ which, like a monkey, jumps from one tree (of interest and attachment) to the next, and is never quiet, unless we observe the movement, and thereby naturally calm it.

 

My Seasoned MERCURY Retro Tips & Seasonal Tool Kit 

 

The Thinker by Rodin (in front of the Rodin Museum in Paris)

1) Be easy on yourself, as you get into the groove of things.

It usually takes a week or so to adjust to the different mode.
Hopefully, you’re taking it easy on the pre-retro shadow phase (since Feb 2), rather than being ‘pulled into’ the wild ‘storm’ (from Feb 13 on), or (of course only apparent) stationary stuckness (can be either and both, in paradoxical trickster fashion).

 

2) Be mindful, and lead from what’s here-now. 

There’s a tendency for the mind to be distracted and all over the place (esp. with MERCURY in PI), to loose and misplace things and thoughts that later have to be RE-trieved again.
Avoid getting scattered and disorganized, collect the mind ‘pieces’, be present with any situation and function ‘at hand’, and don’t loose sight of what practically works and matters. The apparent priority of urgent ‘little’ things and ‘small stuff’ can easily be a distraction and waste of energy.
Practice coming back to the Here-NOW.

 

3) Retro is an inwards / backwards oriented energy.

Would be a good time to RE-treat, and RE-visit meditation and mindfulness.
Also an excellent chance (if not necessity) to deal with ‘old unfinished business’, ‘loose ends’, and to clear communication themes from the past, often carried over from a previous M-r time (last one end of Oct to end of Nov 2019).

 

4) Every M-r phase is a great time to actively pursue basically everything that starts with ‘RE-‘, esp. RE-sidual communication.

Like: re-assess, re-align, read, re-treat, re-pair, re-boot, re-group, re-consider, re-arrange, re-place, you name it…
One RE-ason for me pointing out all these RE-activities:
During M-r (which also has a karmic undertone), we less likely get away anymore with being sloppy, and with procrastinating or neglecting RE-sidual communication issues with people from the past. They come up like a mirror. Talk about what RE-ally matters, relax and connect, a la PISCES.

 

5) Choose the clearest and most direct mode of communication available.

Phone rather than messaging / email. Meet and connect in person rather than  via phone / text, to make sure an actual dialogue happens (rather than just your factual monologue, with the assumption you know what they think, or they know what you think).
Consider communicating in several ways and via different media, to make sure the message comes across. Keep in mind that because people’s minds can be all over the place now, communication might be scattered and incomplete, or prone to assumptions: “I thought you got my email!!!”, or actually a monologue: Are you just thinking out loud as you talk, or are you actually suggesting something to me?

 

6) Be mindful how you communicate with others.

Put yourself in their position, and take ownership and responsibility for your mental processes, rather than blaming and judging or feeling victimizes a la PISCES (possibly based on lack of communication).

 

7) Be clear and precise with commitments and agreements.

Double check whether you have been understood correctly, and RE-peat / RE-phrase back to them too. Avoid signing an agreement before you have all the necessary information (often only after MERCURY retro is over, or at least half-way, meeting the SUN = Feb 25).

 

8) MERCURY Retro RE-minds us…

…that direct connection with another as an authentic and lively dialogue opens up the opportunity to meander and touch on other subjects than the originally intended purpose of the communication. Which can eventually lead to an even more important outcome or direction than anticipated. Check out in hindsight why you actually needed to talk to that person…

 

9) Under M-r, the odds for fabulous unexpected synchronicities are 99%:

As we act more intuitively and out of the ordinary, we let the spontaneous intervention of the Universe show us our interconnectedness! Way cool and fun! And soooo PISCEAN.

 

10) M-r is a good time to RE-connect with people you have lost sight of.

With the PISCES flavour, re-connect with people = and other Beings! – whom you easily, naturally resonate with. In any case, trust your intuition, and let yourself be surprised by what shows up when you speak to them.

 

11) The themes and areas of life (partners, children, career, groups, etc.) that THIS retro phase brings up for YOU…
…depend on the Planet/s and House/s that M-r activates in YOUR personal birth chart, in other words where late AQ to mid-PISCES is situated.

I’m happy to check that out for and WITH you – either in a quick hint, or in a focused (or longer) session at this occasion if more is going on for you at this time.

 

12) When ‘glitches’ occur, be fluid and flexible like quicksilver (MERCURY’s metal), think “shift happens”.

Don’t judge yourself or others for not being on the same page as you, and turn the paradigm around:
What could be the opportunity in this mishap? And what’s actually funny about this?
RE-frame your way of thinking about things. And entertain the possibility that you might have subconsciously ‘arranged’ a wild alternative to the original ‘plan A’ which – who knows? – might lead to something new and better and more fun than what the ‘normal’, ‘usual’, ‘regular’, and apparently most  ‘efficient’ mind-in-rut-mode could have come up with?

 

13) Enjoy those unintentional puns, slips, and new connections in the mind, be creative and brainstorm – esp. together with your MERCURY Retro Friends 😉

 

14) Enlightened Insights, anyone…?
The Day of Enlightened Insight – when M-r meets the SUN on the exact half-way point of the M-r phase is in this round on Feb 25!

 

15) If you would like to know…

  • Whether you are a member of the RETRO CLUB (born under MERCURY Retro, as yours truly),
  • In which area of Life the Retro Trickster would likely play tricks on / with you,
  • How to consciously, creatively, and mindfully play & evolve WITH the energy,

….feel welcome to get in touch with your Astrologer. 

 

 

Wishing us all a fluid surfing with MERCURY retro!
Blessings for this sublime Mercurial-PISCEAN meta-morphing Time!

Mercur-elanie 😉

 

 

© 2020 by Melanie Lichtinger 

 

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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! 

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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…

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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!

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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

 

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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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