Tag Archives: Mid-Summer

* It’s MidSummer! Happy Lammas / Lughnassad / LEO-nassad!

4 Aug

Lammas Landscape – Photo by Melanie, July 2016





Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Ostara / Spring Equinox, BELTANE, Litha / Summer Solstice, LUGHNASSAD, Mabon, Samhain, Yule, and Imbolc.

Blessings for the sacred season of Central Summer!

The Celtic ‘gate of power’ Lammas / Lughnassad is now being celebrated

Traditionally that’s on Aug 1.
Exact mid (15°) LEO would be actually a few days later, Aug 7 / 8 – on the day of the AQ – LEO FULL MOON Lunar Eclipse!

Central LEO is ‘double LEO’ (centre of the fixed sign, where energy concentrates): Solid Summer Glow!

Many harvest festivals are starting at this time.

And it’s the celebration of CERES the grain goddess.
Presently, Asteroid CERES dwells (since early July) for a Summer ‘episode’ in maternal CANCER, until end of Sept, before giving LEO the honour of her appearance.



Giuseppe Arcimboldo: SUMMER


With SUN / MARS and North Node in passionate, creative LEO, opp. the co-creation of AQ where the FULL MOON will show up in I trust your creativity and co-creation sky-rocket. Esp. in the area of life that corresponds with the astrological House where LEO and AQ are in your chart!



Lioness Friends


The LAMMAS AQ – LEO FULL MOON on Aug 7 (Blog post to follow) will be at 15°25 LEO.
Live Life Lovingly!
Access the LEO solid warmth-of-heart, and creative power in the area of life where mid LEO is in your chart!

1st House: How you show up. Celebrate and BE Yourself! 
2nd House: What you have and value – Own Your Radiance! 
3rd House: Your environment – Celebrate in the City!
4th House: Your home – Be the King or Queen – and generous Host/ess!
5th House: Your creativity – You’re the HEART-ist!
6th House: Your work and health – A warm Heart is the best health insurance, and good for your business too 🙂
7th House: Your significant others – they are special, as is your relationship!
8th House: Your deep involvement and transformations – perhaps from ego investment into the pure heart?
9th House: Your travels and worldviews – Travel with joy, and put your creations out there!
10th House: Your calling and purpose – is LOVE!
11th House: Your community – A Celebration! Where everyone’s a Star.
12th House: Your oneness with ALL – the ‘Real Gold’…

Happy LEO Times to y’all!



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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!


© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger





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.

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.

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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!





1 Aug

Blessings for the sacred season of Central Summer!
The Celtic ‘gate of power’ Lammas / Lughnasad is now being celebrated.


Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Solstices, Equinoxes, and Central Season ‘gates of power’ (Beltane, Lughnasad, Samhain, and Imbolc)


Traditionally that’s on Aug 1. Exact mid (15°) Leo would be actually a few days later, Aug 7 / 8.
Central LEO is ‘double LEO’ (centre of the fixed sign, where energy concentrates): Solid Summer!

Many harvest festivals are starting at this time.
And it’s the celebration of Ceres the grain goddess (we just addressed the 4 major Inner Asteroid Archetypes, incl. Ceres / Demeter on Monday – how timely aligned!)
The AQ – LEO Full Moon is a cosmic mirror of that too: Celebrating the fruits of our co-creativity and work, in Community!
And actually, new seeds for creativity were planted already, under the New Moon on July 18 on the CAN – LEO ‘Creativity Point’…., as I mentioned above.



Guiseppe Arcimboldo: Summer

How has it been for you so far?
I hope your co-creativity sky-rockets, and you are super inspired these days – straight from the Heart. Esp. arising from the area of life that corresponds with the astrological house where LEO is in your chart, and that the ‘stinger’ from Saturn retro in late Scorpio doesn’t block your process but shows you only where it has to go deeper.

Simple 101 guideline:
1st house: How you show up,
2nd house: What you have;
3rd house: Your environment,
4th house: Your home,
5th house: Your creativity,
6th house: Your work and health,
7th house: Your significant others,
8th house: Your deep involvement,
9th house: Your travels and worldviews,
10th house: Your calling and purpose,
11th house: Your community,
12th house: Your oneness with ALL.

Speaking of 101, or rather 202 in this case:
Astrology 202 Summer class Ascendant and Houses starts next WED Aug 5, and goes until Aug 26.