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PISCES – VIRGO FULL MOON with NEPTUNE (Sept 6) – We’re ALL (in) THIS!

5 Sep

A shorter note this FULL MOON… since it’s all in the vibration, less in the information…

The Piscean Unification Full Moon!
We’re all in THIS.

For better or worse.
In the Music, in the Smoke.
In the Wave of it all.

 

The Full Moon in PISCES – VIRGO – with MOON / NEPTUNE – will be exact 3 minutes after midnight tonight PDT. Here is her chart:

PI - VIR FM 2017

 

How can we fix and RE-solve this or that….?
Maybe NOT.
Maybe it’s more (ALL!) about being in the Vibration of LOVE.

After Fullness, the MOON will pass CHIRON in late PI, just before midnight PDT Sept 6.

‘Healing’ happens, or at least things come into flow again, through empathy and connectedness. No fixing of faults, but being with what IS and with who they ARE.
Here’s a beautiful video that RE-emerged for our CHIRON Archetype group this week.

 

Symbolism

…through cards and images has come in as a creative wave, in our Astro sessions this week.

 

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Painting by Susan Boulet – Goddess Cards

AMPHITRITE, an oceanic Triple Moon Goddess, married to Poseidon (which is NEPTUNE of course), yet maintaining her individuality (very VIRGO).
She can be invoked to calm our inner storms…
SO synchronistic! 

 

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The SABIAN SYMBOL for the Full Moon at 13°53′ = 14° PISCES says:

A LADY WRAPPED IN A LARGE STOLE OF FOX FUR.

 

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KEYNOTE: The use of intelligence and mental subtlety as a protection against storms and trials.

Coming just after the preceding symbols and as the fourth stage of a five-fold sequence, which is usually related to some kind of technique, this symbol may at first seem irrelevant. The key to its interpretation, missed by the commentators, is fox fur. In symbolism and mythology the fox is always a clever and subtle animal. It represents the intellect at its early stage of “cunning”; in a broader sense, it also refers to “intelligence,” considered as the ability to adapt to any and all life situations. Spiritual will and the ability to stand in facing tests are necessary in any crucial or challenging situation that an individual meets within a power-oriented group. But the sword-like will often has to be shielded, and intelligence or acumen can be the most precious help in danger. It is a personal (i.e. “animal” or instinctual) shield, perhaps even a camouflage. It hides the central will, but it keeps the individual from unnecessary hardships.

What we see symbolized here is a self-protective way of meeting the inclemencies of weather, actual or psychic, which abound as one leads a life consecrated to a vaster Whole; for this very consecration arouses strong enmities. Unnecessary risks are forbidden to the initiate, for the security of the Brotherhood might be endangered. The need for PROTECTIVE SHIELDING is imperative, and glamour can be an effective shield.

 

Rather than emphasizing on the wearing the fox fur, let’s go with the symbolic meaning of the FOX Medicine.

So yeah, let’s creatively use PISCEAN Camouflage & Adaptation.
And Mercurial / VIRGOan Intelligence in changing situations.

 

Things are MOVING and moving us again indeed, after so much solid LEO fixity. ‘Flexible’ / mutable is the main modality now.

LILITH in late SAG – approaching the Galactic Centre (there in October), and leading SATURN after passing the authority / road block / obstacle on the path teacher, shows us:

Our True Intrinsic Nature is FREE. Always has been. Unconditionally.

Intentionally moving from the Heart is the SATURN job now. Karmic feedback follows (just as confirmation, not that we expect it, that would kill it).

 

Is MERCURY retro over?

Technically yes, this (Sept 5) morning it stopped its retro motion, and is now going slooooowly forward again. Which means: This week, MERCURY is in turnaround station, aka storm, like a gear shift, until it catches some momentum from Sunday Sept 10 on.
It will be out of post-retro ‘storm’ by then but still in post-retro ‘shadow’ until about Sept 20.

This week is a ‘HOT’ post-retro week, and it would be good to be very clear with agreements and communication, yet also an excellent time to also slow down, and RE-ceive messages that help with integrating the retro phase themes.

 

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Voyager Tarot Card Man of Cups – Surfer. Crystal Activation and Photo by Melanie.

 

MARS also moved into MERCURY ruled VIRGO today (until Oct 22) – see last blog post.
A grounding effect that helps us with going for what’s in alignment, maybe a smaller scale, health / wellness focused pursuit.
Excellent for clearing and also detox after the Full Moon.

Funneling right into the PI – VIR Full Moon tomorrow:

Attunement and alignment.
Surrender and skillfulness.

Just like Yoga or surfing.

 

More VIRGO energy to come…

As MERCURY re-enters VIRGO on Sept 9, and VENUS joins, on Sept 19. In fact, the cuspy VIRGO NEW MOON on Sept 19 / 20 is VERY VIRGOan.

The cosmic movement to and with VIRGO calls to be grounded and practical, DO the Sacred Work that’s in alignment for us and that we came here to do, offer ceremony, ritual, and keep our body-mind-spirit Temple clear and in wellness.

Wellness is Wealth.
Wholeness is Divine.

 

 

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.

 

© 2017 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.

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
In a world of online offers, our intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

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Day of Enlightening IN-Sight – ‘New MERCURY’. Mind aligned with Consciousness and Creative Spirit.

26 Aug
MERCURY retro is half-way today!
 
Which means: The SUN is ahead of MERCURY again!
In other words, the MERCURY Mind has been ‘lassoed in’, and is not leading the Show anymore.
SPIRIT, CONSCIOUSNESS, the HEART is!
 
‘Old stories’ (which the first half of M-r, called ‘Epimethean’ phase has brought up) turn at this ‘Point of Enlightening Insight’ into New Vision and Creativity from the Heart (in the ‘Promethean’ phase of M-r).
Lighter, and freer from the grasp of the Mind which is in its proper place again, of being an instrument and tool (speaking VIRGO language, where MERCURY and the SUN are).This is the whole point of each MERCURY Retro period:
To bring the Mind again into alignment (esp. now in VIRGO) with Consciousness.
 
 
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‘Golden Boy’ with wheat sheaves (very Mercury in Virgo) and torch (hmm, also Promethean), on top of the MB Legislature in Winnipeg.

Plus: URANUS, the Planet associated with Prometheus, and Awakener Archetype is – clearly 🙂 – so strong this month, since it turned directions on AUG 2, on the cusp from ARIES to almost-TAURUS.
It will enter TAU next year, quite a shift, after 7 years in AR.
URANUS can rattle and shake us, shock and disrupt, is a wake-up call, and ultimately a Call for AWAKENING.
 

Any exciting and enlightening breakthroughs for YOU today / these days?

Esp. around what all the ‘old stories’ that Mind is telling you have to do with? And how Spirit responds?

Where / how does the creative Spirit shake you up to be fresh and new and YOU?!

 

This is to RE-alizing that Mind is like the clouds passing by like a curtain in front of the Blue Sky of Consciousness!
Yet don’t look at the SUN directly! 🙂 – it’s within anyway!

 
 

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.
AUGUST is Client Appreciation Month in my Astrology practice – celebrating its 17th anniversary – with substantial discounts on consultation sessions – 10 – 50%!
The longer ago you had your first session the less you pay in August! 🙂 .
But even as a newbie you get 10% off this month!
Still ON until AUG 31.

 

© 2017 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.

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
In a world of online offers, our intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

MERCURY RETRO (Aug 12 – Sept 5 – and in the making) News & Toolkit

29 Jul

Hello Astro Friends,

What on Earth and in the Heavens is going on, these days? 
you might wonder… and I’ve been asked a lot lately…

Yes, it’s the era of massive awakening and transformational shifts in society on a big scale, mirrored by our transpersonal ‘friends’ URANUS in ARIES (2011 – 2018) and PLUTO in CAP (2009 – 2023)

But what’s with all the technology and communication glitches that have sneaked in again lately?

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Mercury doing its retro somersaults again…

Bingo! Another Mercury retro phase is coming UP, and already gearing UP!

As those of you know who have read my Mercury retro support notes (or even advocacy) 3 times a year over the years,

M-r isn’t necessarily ‘BAD’ news.

In a nut shell, with M-r, the Archetype of MIND is being adjusted, while temporarily operating differently than ‘usually’, to tune into a ‘New Mercury’ (hey, what’s that???).

Our good old messenger / trickster friend MERCURY is creating some ‘U-turn’ slowing down stationary ‘storm’ this coming week (calculated to start on Aug 3 but already in the making).

MERCURY will start its seasonal retro loop on Aug 12 which goes technically until Sept 5.

Perhaps an overdue and well timed adjustment, esp. since URANUS, the ‘higher octave’ / transpersonal dimension of MERCURY is also in ‘storm’ and will go retro on Aug 2! URANUS is the Archetype of ‘the Awakener’ – incl. FROM the crazy Monkey Mind.
But it shows up also in ‘lower vibrations’ (that each Archetype has) as a crazy acceleration of… our perception of… everything – a hyper, wired, crazy, manic energy. SO much going on in the collective hyper Uranian cyber sphere.
And our mer-curious ‘Monkey Mind’ can jump from one ‘tree of information’ and stimulation to another, get distracted and scattered in a hurry, and loose track of what really matters.

Good to know we can stop, consciously choose, and re-adjust to ‘upgrade’ into FREEDOM 😊

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

A precious opportunity to get out of the head, check in to see who is that thinker (whether there is one?), tap into pure awareness, and SEE WHAT IS.

The affected Zodiac sphere of the upcoming MERCURY retro phase is between 12º VIR – (back to) 28º LEO, wrapping around the ‘Sphinx Point’ from LEO to VIR – where the Total Solar Eclipse on Aug 21 will be!
Seems like this an important M-r phase, and Mercury the ‘Divine Messenger’ wants to show us something about Self (LEO) Awareness (VIR) that is also mirrored in the Eclipses.

I wrote an ASTRO~NEWS Blog Article about it on July 27 – check it out here.

 

The Mercury retro cycle always  starts with the ‘Epimethean’ phase (first half – this time until Aug 26) where old (epic) stories, memories, and patterns show up for a REason (yet unknown, REvealing itself in the journey).
With the VIRGO energy, good to be aware of ‘details’ that can open up a world of synchronicities, bring back unfinished business that may connect the dots in new ways, and may well give the awareness and practical skills we have been looking for.

At the half way point of the MERCURY retro phase (Aug 26), MERCURY crosses paths with the SUN, which produces a ‘NEW MERCURY’ – which happens 3 times a year:
Time to REgenerate the mind, and REnder it more conscious (SUN). It is also called the ‘Point of Enlightened Insight’.
Since URANUS (the Awakener Archetype) is also this July / Aug a stationary focal point, as it turns retro on Aug 2 at the very end of ARIES, August is quite a wake-up, shake-up month.
It’s a great, bright, liberating energy for break-throughs into more freedom, esp. freedom from mental patterns, and freedom for a whole new way of showing up and being present with what IS.
AND the ‘Point of Enlightening Insight’ (Aug 26) comes only 5 days after the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE on the Sphinx Point (Aug 21)!
The question of SelfAwareness is ‘rebooted’ big time, in this collective initiation.

Check out what’s new and exciting! And how YOU are NEW in every moment!

The second half of Mercury retro (Aug 26 – Sept 5) is the ‘Promethean’ phase, where the NEW can be planted – in conscious awareness.

 

Like myself, you might have already noticed glitches over the last while that required adjusting and clarifying communication, REsending emails, and making sure you and your partner are talking about the same thing. The changed mode could have also brought a REnewed openness for breakthroughs and aha effects, as we bypass the rational (VIRGO) censor, trust intuition, truly address what needs to be talked about (rather than ‘pseudo talk’), are able to read between the lines, pick up now what wasn’t communicated before and where loose ends were left open.

As we make suggestions or are asked to change the original ‘plan A’ things get a little ‘mixed up’, which REquires and opens up for flexibility. Often, we are afraid we might inconvenience others, but a different plan might work best and be most effective for everybody anyways.

 

Funny (might appear overwhelming and chaotic) how a change in one piece of the puzzle can create a domino effect, which shows our intrinsic connectivity in a web of energy and information (the www just being an obvious expression of it) – NEPTUNE in PISCES is opposite the point where MERCURY goes retro.

If one person whom you had made plans with and ‘counted in’ for a particular endeavour, needs to cancel (perhaps because their pet is sick) it can have a whole chain of consequences, RE-quiring RE-coordination for you and everybody else involved…
Good to stay fluid like quicksilver (MERCURY’s metal), intuitive, and ride the waves a la NEPTUNE.

 

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

Here are my SEASONED & SEASONAL MERCURY RETRO TIPS & TOOL KIT 🙂

…valid for the whole phase of pre-retro ‘storm’ (Aug 3 – 12), the exact retro phase (Aug 12 – Sept 5), and extending into post-retro stationary ‘storm’ (until Sept 10), and post-retro shadow time (until Sept 20):

 

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 have taken the pre-retro shadow phase since late July as an adjustment, rather than being ‘hit’ by the wild ‘storm’ this coming week, or stationary stuckness (can be either and both, in paradoxical trickster fashion).

 

2) Be particularly mindful now – very VIRGO

There is a tendency for the mind to be distracted and all over the place, to loose and misplace things and thoughts that later have to be REtrieved 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 – in the face of the apparent priority of urgent ‘little’ things and ‘small stuff’ which can easily be a distraction and waste of energy.

 

3) Retro is an inwards / backwards oriented energy.

Therefore align and practice even more now meditation and mindfulness – so VIRGO. Also an excellent chance (if not necessity) to deal with ‘old unfinished business’, ‘loose ends’, to clear communication themes from the past, often carried over from a previous M-r time (last one was in April to early May 2017).

 

4) Every M-r phase is a great time to actively pursue basically everything that starts with ‘RE-‘, like: re-assess, re-align, read, re-treat, re-pair, re-boot, re-group, re-consider, re-arrange, re-place, you name it…

The REason for me pointing out all these RE-activities: During Mercury retro (which also has a karmic undertone), we less likely get away anymore with being sloppy, and with procrastinating or neglecting REsidual communication issues with people from the past. They / it comes up like a mirror. Talk about what REally matters and solution rather than problem focused (which can easily take over with the VIRGO vibe).

And check out how what people say very often comes from a place of wanting to be acknowledged and loved (LEO – VIR), even if that place is being over compensated by the ego.

 

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

Phone rather than messaging / email, meeting in person rather than 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 (possibly based on lack of communication).

 

7) Be clear and precise with commitments and agreements.

Double check whether you have been understood correctly, and REpeat / REphrase back to them too. Avoid signing an agreement before you have all the necessary information (often only after Mercury retro is over!).

 

8) Mercury retro REminds 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 allow the spontaneous intervention of the universe to show us our interconnectedness! Way cool and fun! The pieces and details (VIR) actually have a natural way of coming together and BEING connected or need to be let go of (PISCES), and all the frantic, busy organization might be obsolete – ooops!

 

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

With the VIR – LEO flavour, be clear and come from the Heart.  In any case, trust your intuition, and let yourself be surprised by where it leads to 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 particular planets and house that M-r activates in YOUR personal birth chart, in other words where LEO / VIR is situated.

I’m happy to check that our for and WITH you. Maybe it’s time to come for an update / cosmic tune-up in Self Awareness (very LEO / VIR) anyway.
You could save $$ in August too (and the VIR side in us likes that): It’s my yearly CLIENT APPRECIATION MONTH: As a client, you save between 10 – 50% on the consult fee, depending on how long ago your initial session was. First time clients get 10% off too!

 

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 ‘perfect’ and making ‘mistakes’, and turn the paradigm around:
What could be the opportunity in this mishap? REframe your way of thinking about things. And entertain the possibility that subconsciously, you might have arranged a wild alternative to the original ‘plan A’ which – who knows? – might lead to something new and better and more fun than 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) If you would like to know…

  1. a) whether you are a member of the RETRO CLUB (born under Mercury retro, as yours truly)
  2. b) in which part of life the retro trickster would likely play tricks on / with you
  3. c) how to play creatively WITH the energy,

feel welcome to get in touch with your astrologer…

 

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.
August is Client Appreciation Month in my practice – substantial discounts, esp. if you’ve been my client for years. But even newbies get 10% off!

 

© 2017 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.

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
In a world of online offers, our small, intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

 

 

MERCURY on the SPHINX POINT – into ‘storm’ on Aug 3 (retro Aug 12 – Sept 5), and URANUS retro (Aug 2): Self Awareness + Mindfulness + Magic + Liberation!

27 Jul

Harvest FieldWhy is everyone so bizzzy, even anxious and nervous?
Harvest time energy type of vibe (wait a minute, not Aug / Sept yet!)…

So much to organize, clear, get in order?
Refining skills and techniques?
You too?

MERCURY has this week (exactly on Tue July 25) crossed over the ‘Sphinx Point’ from LEO to VIRGO.
MERCURY in its natural placement of VIRGO now, as the SUN is in solid solar glow LEO (until Aug 22) can be a super creative and productive time!

Fine and dandy. However….

Is there a ‘however’?
Well, for those of us who get nervous just by hearing / reading about the buzz words: MERCURY retro.

YES, it’s true, due, and immanent: MERCURY will go RETRO, from Aug 12 on, until Sept 5.
OH NO! I hear you shout out.

No worries, VIRGO! Maybe it all turns out differently than you thought! To all of us, and esp for the early / mid VIRGO side in our charts I say, on behalf of MERCURY:
Rather than fretting over irrelevant details, going crazy over things ‘not working’, and tapping into the neurotic side of this (‘low vibration’ / shadow of VIR), let’s be self aware, mindful, and intuitive.
Let’s see what the universe is trying to tell us
rather than imposing our thoughts and ‘plans’ (esp. if they don’t really work practically) onto the world.

This week, July 25, MERCURY crossed the ‘SPHINX POINT’ (LEO to VIR) for the 1st time in a sequence of 3 – WOW, triple SPHINX POINT activation:

  • July 25 (in direct / forward mode / M-r pre-shadow)
  • Aug 31 (in retro mode)
  • Sept 9 (in direct mode / M-r ‘storm’)

What’s the SPHINX POINT all about?
Self Awareness: Know Thyself. Who ARE YOU?
Which can be taken very deeply…
The SPHINX is an oracle, and offers a silent mirror image.
Our perception of the world ‘as it is’, and of people show us a lot about ourselves.
Back to: Who or what IS the Self….?


Let’s see how we can healthily, happily align (which is a LEO – VIR thing) with this energy.
On a ‘practical’ level: Self (LEO) Awareness (VIRGO) means:

Who am I? What brings me joy? What do I do with Love, and as an expression of my fullness and wholeness? What do I create from Love that in service to others? How can I use my creative play, my passion, and my strengths not just for myself but to help others? How do I put my Love into Service?
VIRGO is motivated by alignment, as in: order into chaos, and alignment with the cosmic order and the higher self. Bringing these to the ‘ground level’.
Clearly a (necessary, next level) ‘humbling’ effect in VIR after glorious and bombastic LEO.
In the seasons / yearly cycle it’s the time when Summer play time turns into ‘back to school / work’. 
In human development LEO – VIR is the phase from adolescence (show time, party time, be seen, have fun) to young adulthood (taking on new responsibilities, transition into college / university or into the work world).

The passionate, fiery ‘anything goes’ LEO energy becomes grounded, practical, realistic, and checks in: Does this work, is it healthy, functional? What would work better? What needs to be realigned? Paying attention to details and ‘issues’ is helpful, becoming neurotic – not so much.  Always good to check in with awareness: What’s going on here? What am I doing and why? Whom and what does this serve? Or is it self-serving? Can I be aware of the ego, and put its energy into some practical use?

 

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Sphinx on the Giza Plateau – Photo by Melanie, Egypt Journey Nov 2010…

The SPHINX POINT plays an important role this Summer:

Through the triple MERCURY contact, and, even more so:

Through the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE on Aug 21 on the last degree of LEO – the SPHINX POINT – and close to REGULUS, brightest star in the constellation LEO, and astrologically on the SPHINX POINT.
The Eclipse path goes over the U.S. (South-East to North-West), and it will be on Trump’s AC / MARS (both at the very end of LEO).
U.S. and Trump – the Sphinx Effect?
What is he / are we / is the world doing???

The combo of MERCURY retro and TSE looks like a re-adjustment (M-r) and major re-set (Total Solar Eclipse), through an initiation gate (LEO – VIR).
Of course, I’ll write more about the Eclipse over the next weeks. Stay tuned. 

 

Hermes / Mercury

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

For the MERCURY journey this Summer, I’d suggest bottom line:
Let’s be self-aware, and see how what we do comes from LOVE, and how we can put our LOVE into service (doesn’t work so well with ego anyway 🙂 )

MERCURY will go into pre-retro ‘storm’ (moving very slowly before the ‘U-turn’) from Aug 3 on, and go retro on Aug 12.
The ‘stormy phase’ – Aug 3 until the first days of retro (about Aug 17) can be a bit turbulent 
since things don’t go according to ‘plan’ – but that makes room for something else to show up.

It can take a bit to get the hang of this different ‘modus operandi’.

Mercury Retro

Mercury doing its retro somersaults again…

So let’s not fret, and be flexible and mer-curious instead, to see what the Universe lines up for us.
How about turning it around and asking when something changes the ‘order’:
How does this help me? What does this help me with? Whom can I help now?

M-r in VIR is excellent for dealing with ‘unfinished business’ (quite literally) from the past. Do it with LOVE is the key.

M-r often relates ‘like a chain’ (yep, there’s a karmic effect / opportunity in it) to the previous M-r’s (April – early May 2017, Dec 2016 – early Jan 2017).
Time to RE-connect in communication with people, or RE-visiting projects dating back to those times.

Last year, MERCURY was also retro in VIR (Sept 1 – 22, 2016, and for a very long time in VIR (all Aug, Sept, until 1st week of Oct 2016).
What re-organized itself there, or how we were initiated and practically trained at that time can become quite useful and significant this year.

Maybe you’re already having a combination of premonitions and deja-vus, a M-r effect. And all of us born under M-r, we’re probably ‘good with it’, and in excited anticipation, having fun in the upcoming magic and synchronicities of it all.

Kin Yellow Crystal Seed YearWe’re now in the Mayan New Year (since July 26) of the Yellow Crystal Seed – an initiation into a different quality of being ‘in Time’.

Here’s a quote from the Foundation of the Law of Time

“Crystal is the tone of cooperation. Cooperation implies communication. Open communication is how we build bridges. Crystal seed is the year of the fulfillment of the Return of the People of OMA from across the bridge of time. We are the bridge. The Time is Now. OMA is the Original Matrix Attained.

The Original matrix is woven on Nature’s intelligence.  Intelligence implies a perception of patterns. The 13 Moon calendar offers a simple daily system to track multiple patterns of time. The effect is the increase of order, awareness and intelligence in your daily life.

Daily use also helps you to enter into a Universal consciousness that transcends dogma, religion, race, economic status and gender.  Synchronicity will become your normal every-day experience.”

This amazing Crop Circle from July 18 that ‘popped up’ in a search for me today is linked to the theme… loving it!

Speaking of synchronicities and surprises:

Prometheus

Prometheus, the Greek hero associated with the planet URANUS, capturing the fire of spirit and creative inventiveness from the Gods for Humanity.

URANUS, the ‘higher octave’ and ‘transpersonal’ dimension of MERCURY – Freedom from the Mind, Awakening – presently at the very end of ARIES, will also go retro (once a year), on Aug 2, which means: July and August are also very ‘Uranian‘, with URANUS as a stationary focal point and ‘transmitter’:
What an exciting, electric, surprising, paradigm shifting, liberating vibe in the air!
The URANUS effect can shift and uplift us (and catapult us out of an old ‘matrix’), with accelerated force. Which, for the ‘known’ identity can appear like a wild and crazy ride.
Let’s go with it (rather than resisting it and having it come ‘at us’)!

What’s new and exciting for YOU?

 

 

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.
August is Client Appreciation Month in my practice – substantial discounts, esp. if you’ve been my client for years. But even newbies get 10% off!

 

© 2017 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.

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
In a world of online offers, our small, intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

 

VENUS in GEMINI x MERCURY in LEO = Summer De-Light!

6 Jul

Double De-Light-ful News:

Charming VENUS (presently ‘Morning Star’, rising before the SUN) just entered GEMINI on July 4 – to breeze like a gorgeous butterfly through the airy Alchemist energy until July 31.

Have you noticed too? So many really attractive things to learn and talk about, these days!
I found a few cool podcasts, been digging into my books, and found a few good Summer reads, discovered treasures among my Astro course material – and just offered two exciting new ones (both with online participation option):
Astro Archetypes Summer Immersion – with Archetypes Pairs! 🙂 – starting July 25.
Jupiter Journaling Journey– starting Aug 2.

And then, the languages… delighting in speaking / writing French these days, juste un peu… and talking German with family…

GEMINI is the Alchemist of the Zodiac – bridging polarities and dualities.
And the shortest bridge between people can me just a smile and a kind word 🙂

If YOU have GEMINI in your chart (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets), enjoy being a magnet this month, like a flower to butterflies!
So much to learn from nature and people… and they can learn from you.
Also, it’s a nice time for writing, in loving, relational ways (VENUS).
And for those Summer reads…

 

2 major ‘dance encounters’ for VENUS in GEM:

On July 17, VENUS will go into square with NEPTUNE (‘her higher octave) in PISCES (where VENUS is exalted – ONE Love!):
Taking the GEM interests and learning to a sublime, unifying level. Asking deep ‘unanswerable’ questions that take us to the ONE.

On July 18, VENUS will go into a de-light-full trine with JUPITER in ‘her’ LIBRAN world: 
Making wise choices that really speak to the Heart. Seeing the mirror effect with partners-in-Life (on all levels). Communicating with open-hearted curiosity.

 

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Bright Discovery – Photo by Melanie, July 2017

 

Speaking of GEMINI – its ruling planet MERCURY, the Alchemist Archetype, a.k.a. Mind Mentor, a.k.a. Trickster, just moved yesterday July 5 out of the cozy Cancer zone, into radiant LEO – noticing a shift?

Show your colours (HA, just in time for Pride week!), and speak in a confident, creative, expressive, passionate, colourful way too!
Be the Heart-ist!
Say it from the Heart, be warm and generous, and HAVE FUN!

 

2 major MERCURY grooves too, creating a Grand Fire Trine:

On July 17, MERCURY in LEO will go into Fire Trine with SATURN in SAG.
On July 24,
MERCURY will go into Fire Trine with (it’s ‘higher octave’) URANUS in AR.

Acknowledging ‘reality check’ (choose your journey well, and, above all: know where you COME from) leads to freedom to be YOU!

 

MERCURY will be in LEO until July 25, to move into VIRGO – but come BACK to LEO (yes, yes, because it’ll go retro, Aug 12 – Sept 5!) Aug 31 – Sept 9!
Lots of creative passion to discover this Summer!

 

 

© 2017 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.

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
In a world of online offers, our small, intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

 

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

6 Jun

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

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

 

Hermes / Mercury

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


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

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

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

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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?

Email me (licht@islandnet.com), and we can get the ball rolling 🙂

Interested in courses, workshops, embodied, experiential Astrology in Victoria BC, or online, via Skype / FB Messenger?

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Happy New GEMINI – Take Flight, and Be the Alchemist!

20 May

This week, and especially TODAY, we are in the Zodiac Season on the TAURUS to GEMINI cusp (which I also like to call ‘Body-Talk Point’, inspired also by some BodyTalk practitioner friends in our Astro groups):
The SUN will move today May 20 at 1:31 pm PDT into GEMINI, from grounded, embodied, sensual, earthy TAU where MERCURY still lingers (until June 6), after its Spring retro journey – from solid Earth into the lightness of Spring AIR: How are YOU taking off and fly???

That’s where Nature (TAU) Speaks (GEM), and the Body (TAU) has Messages (GEM). The recent (Apr 9 – May 3) MERCURY retro phase in TAU – AR – TAU has brought us messages from within, through our body, and all the senses (TAU), and (with triple contact of MERCURY / URANUS in AR) even more so: lots of sparks, flashes of insight, wake-up calls, shifts, surprises, and mind re-sets, over the last while. MERCURY is moving  through TAU until June 6, for further assimilation of the messages, new ways of processing information, and to embody the inner FREEDOM.

GEMINI fully kicks in with the GEM New Moon, next Thu May 25 – stay tuned for Astro*News (the Blog post, the comprehensive Email for insiders – you can sign up on my fb page in the link on the bottom, to be on the list)!

 

Johfra Bosschart Gemini

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The SUN will travel through GEMINI for four weeks, until Summer Solstice (June 20):

The season to spread our wings, take flight, and learn, wherever we go!

GEMINI is (surprise, surprise!) ruled by MERCURY, the Messenger and Alchemist Archetype!

Let’s bring the messages we received on inner planes (MERCURY is since last week fully out of the post-retro ‘shadow’ zone) ‘out’ into the Alchemy of Life!
And, perhaps even more so:
Mercury retro inspired us to move from the cerebral head space (MERCURY) – sooo much of it ‘out there’ in cyber space – to the Heart space and pure Consciousness (the SUN)? Each M-r phase offers us this golden opport-Unity.

GEMINI, the Zodiac Energy of the Season, Alchemizes Polar Opposites.

Which brings us back to the highly symbolic GEMINI painting by Johfra Bosschart, in its upper part.

 

Johfra Bosschart Gemini Phoenix

Mercury Rules Gemini. Painting by Johfra Bosschart. Upper part detail: The Phoenix

 

Here is a quote from the Johfra Astrology book (which describes all the illustrations in detail):

“The pillars finish in  two alchemical dragons which represent the various cosmic principles of polarized power. They retain their respective colour up to the point where their necks intertwine, when an intense exchange of powers takes place in which both red and blue become a radiant golden yellow (the colour of insight, the higher Mercury).

The Androgyne, the mythical dual being, in which the masculine and feminine merge to form a perfect human, rises from the fire like a Phoenix.

Woohoo – taking the GEMINI theme to a much deeper than ‘usually’ discussed level!
I’d add to the quote: The most potent Alchemy of Polar Opposites happens not in the head or genitals but through the HEART.

The New Moon in GEMINI carries one of these polarities to alchemize: MARS in GEMINI (yes, already, since Apr 21, and until June 4) opposite SATURN retro in SAG – exact May 28:
Even though we are drawn into sooo many avenues of interest (MARS in GEM), the Truth of the Matter (SATURN in SAG) is: Many avenues lead to the HEART!

 

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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If you feel the resonance with the themes above,  and you could use support inyour 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?

Email me (licht@islandnet.com), and we can get the ball rolling 🙂

Interested in courses, workshops, embodied, experiential Astrology in Victoria BC, or online, via Skype / FB Messenger?

Find options and invitations at Astro~News that come to your email inbox, every 2 weeks, from the New Moon to Full Moon or FM to NM, with cosmic downloads for the lunar cycle, seasonal offers, and invitations to Astro~Experiences!
I’m happy to subscribe you (pls message me your email address), or you can subscribe on my…
FB page which is where the creative action happens, and where you can sign up for Astro*News for Insiders.