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SAG – GEMINI Full Moon with LILITH and SATURN – The Voice of the Heart Knows the Way.

9 Jun

Welcoming the Moon of Many Names…


The SAGITTARIUS – GEMINI Full Moon will be on Fri June 9, at 6:10 am PDT exactly.
Thursday to Friday will be the Full Moon night! 


This last Full Moon in Spring completes the three Full Moon Festivals in the esoteric traditions:
Full Moon in April / pre-Easter Full Moon: Festival of the Risen Christ;
Full Moon in May / Wesak Moon: Festival of the Buddha;
Full Moon in June / post-Pentecost Full Moon: Festival of Humanity.
This last Full Moon (Festival) in Spring calls us to ‘Spread the Word’ from the Heart, in our Humanity.
What a diversity of cultures and languages (GEM) – yes, we can learn… yet the HEART (SAG) is always the best bridge.

 

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My friend Otto Heitzer took this amazing photo of the strawberry colour Full Moon in Germany – not today but some Moons ago 🙂

The Full Moon in June is in Native American traditions known as the ‘Strawberry Moon’ or ‘Rose Moon’ – it’s time to gather Strawberries and smell the Roses, and pick up their Heart Medicine.

This Full Moon will be a ‘Mini (or Apogee) Moon’ which occurs only once every year, when the Moon’s orbit takes it furthest away from Earth. During that time, the Moon appears 14% smaller in the sky than it does when it is a Perigee / Super Moon!

What does all this interesting data (GEMINI) mean (a SAG question), and what’s the energy of it (PISCES)?

I invite you to follow the trail into the Heart of Astro~News, and find its gifts and Medicine through the read, and in your Heart! 

 

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Wild Rose Medicine – Photo by Melanie June 1 2017

 

After some dark and heavy SCO Moon days (Mon June 5 – Wed June 7 afternoon PDT), this FULL MOON in SAG comes like a breath of fresh air, and a blast & spark of new inspiration, space, openness, heart-full living-out-loud
We rise again – even more so if we have processed and cleared a lot in the pre-Full Moon SCO phase.
The pre-Full Moon is always most charged, and the SCO flavour this time was very potent. The SAG energy pulls us upward-onward now.
SAG after SCO is the ‘Phoenix out of the Ashes’, the soaring Eagle, the rebirth and widening of perspective: To SEE is to be FREE!

LILITH (which the MOON passes today June 8) and SATURN (activated by the MOON in SAG on Fri June 9 evening) are also involved in the mix (see the evi-dance below in the Full Moon chart):
We may feel the pull to ‘run wild’, or ‘simply’ be in our nature-ALL ‘original Being’, free and open-hearted.

 

Hubble Saturn with Rings tilted towards Earth

Hubble: Infrared Saturn Sequence

MOON / SATURN in SAG: Unconditioning ‘Old Stories’

When the MOON passes SATURN after the exact Full Moon, on Fri June 9, we might feel resistance, and hear inner, old ‘pretend to protect’ voices, which may be actually fear based.
What to do about those? Well, they need to be sincerely acknowledged, yet not ‘bought into’, like: “Hey SATURN coach, thanks for the heads-up, much appreciated.”.
Or, more seriously, we can tune into our inner self protection, witness what’s going on when that’s in effect, and trace where we first heard these voices. Maybe mom warned us of dangers out there…
When the ‘watch out’ comes up again, we can inquire (GEM), a la Byron Katie, and deeply ask ourselves:
Is this true?
How do you know it’s true?
Who would you be without this truth / story?

MOON / SATURN is a re-parenting energy – likely re-mothering, but can have to do with limiting inner dad issues too. Or inner ancestral patterns in general that are ‘in our face’ now, to show us what the ‘obstacles on the journey’ (SATURN in SAG) are, and how to outgrow them, through being a good parent to our inner child, and a good guide to our inner ‘wanderer’ who might be overwhelmed and lost (SATURN squares CHIRON in PISCES).

If YOU were born with MOON / SATURN, MOON in CAP or in your 10th House, SATURN in CAN or in your 4th House the themes are probably familiar to you in your life.
This MOON / SATURN Full Moon, aided by LILITH standing by, can help our Free Nature to be unconditioned – beyond ‘reparenting’.

 

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I know – not exactly aiming from the Heart – but isn’t the SAG Body Painting amazing?!

Very apropos, I intuitively picked today this DoYogaWithMe  Backbending class with Fiji McAlpine for my Yoga practice
Even though the intro – amazingly beautiful and powerful! – was a bit intimidating (“is she taking us to these poses???” “I can’t possibly do this.” “shall I even take this class?”) – I felt it could be the perfect practice for working with MOON / SATURN in SAG: Fear of moving forward / moving freely and with new strength, masked by protection / limiting beliefs and old stories.
This signature of the FULL MOON invites us to start the journey – from the HEART (all these HEART opening poses!) and go one step at a time, well rooted in the core of our being (SATURN in SAG, and PLUTO in CAP), while being gentle (MOON), and going as far as it’s appropriate for our body at this time (SATURN). All the opening and strengthening in the class, and Fiji’s firm and clear guidance and modelling (SATURN) took me so much further than I ‘thought’  I could go (GEMINI – SAG).
Sometimes we need to experience it again: Don’t believe everything you think – could be a GEMINI – SAG mantra 🙂 !
And yes, SAG pulls the arrow back to the HEART before aiming high, or actually, beore going anywhere: where do you come from? Find the WHY in your HEART.
This class had it ALL.
Woohoo – Big Gratitude for synchronistic Yoga Gifts, and all the opportUnities of moving from the HEART!

 

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Pluto Reveals…

Paradigm Shifts with PLUTO

The ‘background program’ is PLUTO, now in SATURN’s sign CAP:
We are the evolution, and our ancestors-in-spirit are with us, to support the process. Are you up for invoking them? They can help us to change history, and not relive their patterns. 
I know there is a LOT to this. Explorations with clients in private sessions are rich and deep. I’m here to support you if you could use help / if this speaks to you.

Being plugged into supportive ancestral connection is powerful.

And get this – here’s more background info for where the trend goes:
LILITH in SAG will soon pass SATURN – actually right on the DAY of the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse – Aug 21! A big opportunity to release the shackles of fear rooted in old stories and limiting beliefs that hold us back, and keep us separate and isolated. The energy is building for that…

With PLUTO the transformer in CAP which rules Time, we can tune into the effect of these planetary transit activations at the time when we are ready (have you noticed?) – not just when they are ‘collectively due’, i.o.w. any time – don’t let the ‘cosmic schedule’ hold you back! 🙂

That’s actually a Big Game Changer for ASTROLOGY – and I see lots of clients for whom this divine timing with the inner evolutionary clockwork is now very potent.
Astrology can describe the themes, the transformation, the ‘what’ and ‘why’, yet the ‘when’ can be sooner than ‘scheduled’.

 

Time to take a look at the SAG – GEMINI Full Moon chart!

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As you see, the MOON in SAG sits between LILITH and SATURN:
Truth and Freedom are highlighted now – the HEART has the answer, and takes us to our true Nature, beyond right- and wrong-doing, judgment, fear based ‘old stories’ and beliefs, dogma and karma.

The GEMINI SUN, rather than giving excess energy to more information, questioning, doubting, can be best activated through conscious spiritual inquiry: What is the Truth about YOU?

 

This Full Moon activates the AC – DC in the U.S. chart!
How the U.S. show up, and relate to others.

The United States have a mid-SAG Rising where the Full Moon with LILITH sits – on the point where SATURN was just after the Elections last Nov.
And the Full Moon activates Trump’s SAG – GEM Full Moon – yes, he was born under not just a Full Moon but a Lunar Eclipse.
I wouldn’t be surprised if significant news and (perhaps old) stories (SATURN retro in SAG) came out in the next while that have an important effect on the U.S.

The Grand Fire Trine of URANUS in ARIES, North Node in LEO, and SATURN (with the MOON and LILITH nearby) in SAG is ‘well and alive’: Lots of inspiration, innovation, creativity, and outspoken people on a ‘mission’ (for better or worse) – heartfulness makes a difference!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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MERCURY retro (Apr 9 – May 3) in TAU – AR, and SATURN retro (Apr 6 – Aug 25) in the Galactic Centre :: Embracing the Void

7 Apr

Welcome to the ‘Special Issue’ MERCURY RETRO AstroNews!

Have you been going a bit (or very much) mental, these days and weeks?
Welcome to the club!
Welcome to Humanity – under the influence of the present Astro~Sphere!

Have you noticed a shift in your mind since last week, towards slowing down, and a call for more groundedness?

Maybe your mind has been recently a little bit ‘all over the map’, fuzzy, funny, synchronistic, poked, provoked, non-sensical / nonsense-ical? Or in a trickster mode, mischievous perhaps, and / or seeing synchronicities and meaningful signs  pop up ‘out of nowhere’.

Mercury winged feet

All in perfect alignment with the cosmic dance, and the ‘cosmic smile’.
Seems like the universe smiles at us when we recognize a synchronicity! :-).

Don’t get annoyed when the ‘cosmic prankster’ plays tricks on your perhaps attached if not stubborn mind (TAU shadow). It wants you to be FREE from ‘the known’, and FREE for…???
MERCURY is about to go RETRO on Sunday Apr 9  at 4:14 pm PDT, at the beginning of TAURUS (4°50′)!

That’s what this ar-tickle is all about.

I bet you’ve been tickled and RE-mind-ed of all sorts of things lately. The early TAURUS zodiac zone has a CAP undertone…INTEGRITY and VALUES are important here.
This Spring MERCURY retro phase, close to the Liberator URANUS in ARIES, is in sharp contrast to the one with PLUTO in CAP, in Dec / Jan which was a lot about Power. What sets you FREE??!

 

The time from end of March until mid May is under the influence of MERCURY retro (you probably already noticed 🙂 ):

The pre-retro stationary ‘storm’ has been on since MERCURY significantly slowed down its speed = since Apr 4).
The technical retro phase starts on Apr 9, and goes to May 3. After Mercury will be direct again,  there will be another post-retro ‘storm’ until May 12.

 

Mercury, Sculpture by A. Pajou (Louvre, Paris) – uuuh, temporarily grounded / lost his ankle wings!

What you find in this ‘Special Issue’ (the full ‘menu’ that-is):

* MERCURY Retro in TAU / AR (with URANUS) and SATURN Retro in the Galactic Centre:
Freedom from the Known!

* Embodied Astrology – in TAURUS

* MERCURY Retro and the Mental Maze / Labyrinth

* ‘Le Chart’ of MERCURY Retro Turnaround

* Sabian Symbol of the M-r Degree: 5° TAU

* REsource, re: Mind, Consciousness, Spirit  

* Itinerary for the MERCURY Retro Phase

 

# 1 for Starters:

Here’s the super short gist of this Special MERCURY RETRO issue – in case you’re too busy to read it all right now:

The winged messenger MERCURY will technically / ‘officially’ turn retro – from Earth perspective…. in early TAU from Sunday Apr 9 on!

Time to sloooow the busy mind down, and enjoy the magical, synchronistic ways of how nature and life speak to us – when we really look and listen, take it in with all our senses, learn, and flexibly adapt and flow.

“RE-tour a la Nature” is a sweet and simple theme of M-r in EARTH signs. EARTH is the strongest Element at the onset of M-r, with all 3 EARTH signs ‘occupied’. So let’s…

  • RE-evaluate Value,  what gives Security and Groundedness (rather than chasing the money, even in over-compensation for not feeling valuable), go slow, smell the blossoms, and enjoy Life-in-Spring: TAURUS, with M-r and MARS.
  • RE-align and discern what’s in integrity, in our ‘Temple’ of Wellness and Sacred Work (rather than just being the busy bee, and finding fault in self and others) – North Node for the last month (until Apr 29) in VIRGO – ruled by MERCURY, and
  • RE-establish inner priorities (rather than blindly going after status and control, or feeling controlled by external forces) – PLUTO in CAP, also stationary in Apr, going retro on Apr 20.

 

# 2: If you’d like to savour the Full MERCURY Retro Astro~News Menu… (well, a TAU foodie thing), and hear more about SATURN Retro (the ‘Lord of the Ring’ also turned around this week).

– Voila! Dished up from here on:

  • Pretty ‘Stormy’ these days – even weather wise, here in Victoria, and the wind is already blowing down some of the ‘pink snow’ (of the Cherry blossoms – hurry up to get a last whiff?!)
  • Simultaneously, MERCURY – winged Messenger Archetype, and in Astrology representing the Mind and its workings, has been in its pre-retro stationary (slow turnaround) ‘storm’ over the last week!
  • MERCURY has been close to URANUS in AR end of March. This alignment will show up again end of Apr / early May. From unpredictability, surprises, shocks, trauma to a truly liberated Spirit.
  • The mind (MERCURY) has gotten wayyy ahead of SPIRIT and Consciousness (the SUN), and needs to be ‘lassoed in’, to follow as a tool, rather than taking the lead. This is the main function of M-r.

Three days ago, on 04 / 04 we entered the ‘hot zone’ of pre- M-r, as MERCURY went into ‘stationary storm’ which means, it’s moving now super slowly, shifting down gears, to go into reverse (from Earth perspective of course), from Sunday Apr 9 on, for 3 weeks (until May 3).
The Full Moon on Apr 10 gives the M-r onset a ‘super charge’ (since with a Full Moon all the other Astro themes are highlighted).
So: M-r on steroids? Actually NO, that’s not how I’d put it, since the job of M-r is actually to get us OFF the mental steroid mode.
Read on, to find out more about this perhaps unorthodox, less dramatic, more conscious and FUN way of RE-habilitating M-r (well, being conscious often also leads to breaking out in laughter – ZEN style).

So what’s the gig this time with M-r, you may wonder?

 

* MERCURY Retro in TAU / AR (with URANUS), and SATURN Retro in the Galactic Centre:
Freedom from the Known! 

Astrologically, MERCURY is making a loop from  ARIES – with URANUS (end of March) over to  TAURUS (March 31 – Apr 20), then back to ARIES, for playing again and longer with URANUS end of Apr to mid-May, to forward into TAURUS (May 15 – June 6).
In this season’s loop, MERCURY ‘dances’ around the AR – TAU ‘Settling Point’ of the Zodiac. Finding our ground – perhaps starting out being unsettled – being liberated – finding higher ground.
The AR – TAU connection also has to do with the human Desire Nature: “I’m going after what I want”.

  • We’re invited to check out the validity of desires, and in what ways they are a mental trip & trap.
  • How do we get attached to wanting things, wanting people to behave, or life to unfold in a certain way?
  • What has true value to us?
  • Is it possible to be attachment-FREE, and live less mentally, more magically?

A wild MERCURY – URANUS combo got the ball rolling recently (exact for the first time on March 26, activated by the ARIES New Moon on March 27 – the combo will be on again. for a longer phase, end of April  to mid May)!

Shake-up news, wake-up calls, new ideas popping up constantly, cameo appearance meetings new interesting people, and breakthrough conversations anybody?
All of these ‘symptoms’ are of the same MERCURY – URANUS Archetype combo! In that space, one never knows what comes next (definitely things don’t unfold according to plan or desire – which might be of a too dense vibration anyway). Does that make you anxious – or is it positively thrilling?! Nothing can be taken for granted, and things can change in the blink of an eye – which is also a hugely creative space.

Liberating ‘Golden Boy’ Prometheus at the Rockefeller Centre NYC, surrounded by the Zodiac belt..

Did you know? URANUS is the ‘transpersonal version’ and ‘higher octave’ of MERCURY! The Awake and Universal Mind… And: The creative principle, the spark of life.

  • Where does ‘Life’ come from?
  • What makes Life show up spontaneously, manifesting blossoms in Spring, and our precious human, animal, and plant life?
  • How do all our organs and functions ‘know’ exactly what to do?
  • And other ‘out of the box’ questions…

 

Blue Spectral Storm Seal

Which reminds me also – we are in the Blue Spectral Storm year of the Mayan Calendar (July 26, 2016 – July 24, 2017) – which, according to an article by Stephanie South, on the Foundation of the Law of Time site “also begins a much larger cycle: a cycle of 2756-years or fifty-three, 52-year cycles also known as Sirian wheels. This first Sirian wheel is from 2016-2068, establishing the first galactic era of Timeship Earth. This year offers us the potential to make a quantum leap of our physical body consciousness into states of super and continuing consciousness. But to do so we are required to continue releasing the layers and lifetimes of old identities, habits and belief systems.”

 

The latter – releasing, and being done with old karmic ‘stories’ and beliefs (what we think we know) – is what SATURN in SAG ‘coaches’ us about. SATURN is also big this week and month, since it also just went retro – yesterday Apr 6, until Aug 25!
An excellent ‘karma wrap-up’ phase, and for being less ruled by limitations and fear.
Via intro-spection (literally: retro in SAG, which rules vision, and seeing), we can see more clearly what the inner obstacles are, which helps us complete our ‘contracts’ with the old conditioning that creates karmic ‘feedback loops’.

I hear you say: “This can be a looong process.” But hey, that’s another ‘story’ too which doesn’t have to be always and nowadays true – everything accelerates, and what used to take years can be a matter of months or weeks now. URANUS in ARIES…!

With the lighter, freer, faster vibration of MERCURY / URANUS, rather than ‘going crazy’,  we can tap into the genius and spontaneity of LIFE itself – and tap into our inner genius along the way. These are the times of miracles and wonder… showing up as synchronicities,  magical connections, or ‘deja vus’ out of the blue.
Had quite a few this week – when in ‘non-resistance’ super fluid high vibration – love and excitement.

Maybe you experience the whole spectrum of acceleration, unpredictability, shocks, surprises, and miracles, in the Journey?
Maybe depending on which story you are telling yourself and others, and which lens you are looking through? Cause and effect… says ‘Lord of Karma’ SATURN in SAG.

Voyager Tarot card VII – Chariot, Law of Movement.

This stationary SATURN time can make us acutely aware of our ‘fears of flying’, yet also keeps us grounded for a purpose.
What is ‘right action’, where and HOW to move in integrity, and come from the Heart (which is beyond right or wrong) seems acutely ‘in our face’ now. SATURN has been stationary in March, in the ‘Galactic Centre’ end of SAG – where we’re dealing with the Ultimate Unknown, and Unknowable. When we get out of our own way (not to say: we’re doing nothing, rather: we’re being in the flow of ‘The Tao’ / ‘The Way’), and realize our resistance IS the obstacle we allow the Universe to be the ‘Charioteer’, so-to-say, and show us ‘The Vehicle’.

 

What’s MERCURY retro got to do with this?
The early TAURUS energy where MERCURY ‘sits’ now ‘stationary’ may feel like stalling, super slow and stuck, literally ‘sitting on something’ / ‘with something’, or, in ZaZen mode: just sitting, while SATURN stationary in the ‘Galactic Centre’ also seems to tell us to ‘go nowhere’ – into the VOID.
Can we embrace the VOID?

 

After taking a little cat nap break, on this stormy day, I randomly opened a beautiful book a friend gave me a while back: In Love with the Mystery by Canadian ‘Renaissance artist’ Ann Mortifee – and found a vignette that’s so apropos SATURN stationary in the Galactic Centre:

“The mind clings to what it has learned. It insists that we must first understand something before we can trust enough to move forward. We must be willing to let go. We must be willing to take with us only what serves the next step. Understanding is only a momentary rung on a ladder. We step from one rung to the other until finally we leave the ladder behind. In this way, we arrive one day at the place of Wisdom.”

Maybe in a certain life situation you seem to be going nowhere (from the ego perspective), except in circles in your mind, or even spiraling into a ‘black hole’ – frustrating, depressing…
Can you be with the Unknown, and even relax in its dark spaciousness? No need to know now. See what arises. The direction and guidance will reveal itself, from within, and in unexpected ways.
And with MERCURY RETRO, the information we have now, at the onset of its journey, changes, and thing look differently over the course of M-r.
RE-lax, RE-ceive, and RE-treat the busy mind, in its desire to know.

I love M-r, as a time of Magic and Miracles (not to be expected,of course, that would be an oxymoron) – great to be open and available, and see the world with fresh eyes, rather than filtered through the old lens.
MERCURY – URANUS (this ‘wild card encounter’ is RE-visited end of Apr / early May) REminds us to Live NOW & Wake UP! What an actutely-creative space this is!

  • Are you a bit nervous and stressed-out, just to think about – another Mercury retro!?
  • Is your mind driving the bus, and driving you and others crazy?
  • Has your mind, and have your ‘plans’ been on zigzag course lately?
  • Do you just wanna be FREE from all that… BS?
  • Have you gone like: whoaaa! Paradigm shifts, surprise news, shockers, in your world recently?
  • Are you experiencing liberating, awakening breakthroughs?

Yep, all of the above (incl. going crazy over Mercury retro!) ARE MERCURY pre-retro / URANUS symptoms.

Let’s RE-lax, just for now. Don’t worry, we’re all in one boat – and hey? What boat? What’s ‘real’? It’s all ‘just’ phenomenal, and actually un-real. Might sound far-out but modern quantum science confirms nowadays what spirituality always ‘knew’.
MERCURY RETRO starts from early TAURUS which rules our sense experiences of physical phenomena. TAURUS has the notion to grasp and assimilate what’s tangible, and cultivate something permanent, valuable, and pleasing to the senses.

What IS RE-liable, solid, tangible, constant, MERCURY in TAU might ask? – before going retro (on Apr 9), inviting us to dig deeper, and bring forth de-lightful and enlightening insights from the journey (MERCURY / SUN / URANUS) that we’re about to embark on.

Lots of impulses and ‘moving parts’ – Things change a lot (mirrored by lots of cardinal and mutable energy),  in the astrological weather patterns.

Can you be ok with that, and embrace what appears in the mind, esp. “what you want”, as impermanent? Good ol’ Buddhist teaching… and the Sabian Symbol of M-r will tell us more about this theme too…

 

Some random tips for the M-r zone:

  • Sloooowing down, tuning into the Body and its messages.
  • Maybe we need to take ourselves to magical places on Mother-Earth in Spring.
  • MERCURY the magician-healer offers tools that transform, re-align, help, and heal. What are the messages?
  • Let’s be open to guidance and help, from ‘winged messengers’ incl. the angelic realm.
  • Let’s BE magical, and open for the unknown and unknowable.
  • Buying less, RE-purposing more.

Let’s follow the messages (MERCURY) of the Body (TAU). They might take us inward at first, esp. in the first half of the M-r phase (until Apr 19), to help us come to our senses.

 

* EMBODIED ASTROLOGY – in TAURUS

Speaking of Messages of the Body, Alignment, and Embodiment:
Mark your calendar for the next Living Breathing Birth Chart – Embodied Astrology – in TAURUS (at and with TAUREANS!)
On Sunday Apr 30, from 1:30 pm on.

Our ‘Astro*Embodiment Grove’ in the Park – well, this time we’ll be in a private TAUREAN Home!

* Experience your chart directly through the TAUREAN Body (rather than via the MERCURIAL Mind).

* Let the Planetary Archetypes speak to and through you.

* Move with what you experience! It’s an embodiment, not a performance.

* Experience the Archetypes in Astrology and perhaps your own chart in a new, fresh, embodied way.
 

The Facebook event is on my AstroPage.

We have space for a few more Embodyers!
Newcomers most welcome!

 

* MERCURY Retro and the Mind Maze / Labyrinth 

Labyrinth (Seven Circle Classical L.) by Helen Rowlands

When I was searching for something else on the internet a while ago, I came across this Labyrinth image by Helen Rowlands, which immediately reminded me of the Brain.

Why haven’t I seen the connection before? A classical MERCURY retro example for suddenly seeing connections that were always there, in ‘plain sight’ but not paid attention to.
Uhh. and I was also RE-minded of the ‘Food Forest Labyrinth’ (SO M-r in TAU) that my friends from Edible Landscapes Design – offer awesome!

Check out this Labyrinth article, with TAUREAN Minotaur and all!

A MERCURY retro question could be: Can we use the ancient labyrinth structure / system, to intentionally connect, energize, and regenerate both brain hemispheres, and everything ‘mind’?

I’m sure more RE-storing, RE-generative qualities will come up with the M-r. And exciting new insights too.

 

Mercury Butchard Gardens

What are the symptoms of being in an unconscious / default MERCURY retro mode?

How do you recognize that you are in a mercurial ‘maze’ / ‘labyrinth’?

What’s the best approach to the energy of this time?

Well, to cut right through the story, unconsciousness IS the maze.

When we identify with and attach to the mind’s analyses, stories and assumptions, AND with our feelings, based on the thoughts that circulate in us (or vice versa, thoughts based on feelings) we are entangled in its own net, and far from free (the incentive of MERCURY – URANUS).

Thinking itself is not the problem, and we can’t and don’t need to make our mind ‘shut up’. The issue is rather getting wrapped up with and stuck in our thoughts a la TAURUS.

Each MERCURY retro phase serves as a REcalibration of the mind, and REconnection of the mind (represented by MERCURY) with Consciousness and Spirit (represented by the SUN. MERCURY has gone ahead of the SUN, and is during M-r being ‘lassoed back in’, to step behind the SUN).

 


* ‘Le Chart’ of MERCURY Retro Turnaround

I got mer-curious to set up the chart of MERCURY going retro, and also to look at the Sabian Symbol – both very RE-vealing….

Here’s the chart!

 

  • Check out the concentration of MERCURY retro – URANUS / SUN, on the AR – TAU ‘Settling Point’ (not so settled, with SUN / URANUS (they’ll be aligned on Apr 13! – wake-up calls? Awakening from the habitual mind?
  • SATURN is also freshly retro,
  • PLUTO will go retro on Apr 20,
  • VENUS is still retro until Apr 15, soo close to CHIRON – Healing old ‘Love Wounds’ through connectedness that’s unconditional and always available…

And the Lunar Nodes will soon (Apr 29) shift from VIR – PI in the last 1 1/2 years to LEO – AQ. The North Node is presently (Apr / May) on the ‘Sphinx Point’ Self Awareness Rules! And Mercury Retro loves that too!

 

Bottom line:  

  • Let’s BE aware and MIND-ful, recognize when we are rather mind – full, and what it takes to bring more ease and flow to our life.
  • Let’s REalize again that we are not the mind. It’s just a function that serves consciousness.
  • Let’s be open minded, and available to see things in a new, fresh light.

Let’s see what the * SABIAN SYMBOL of the Mercury Turnaround Degree reveals.

MERCURY will turn retro at 4°50′ TAURUS.
 

TAURUS 5°:
A WIDOW AT AN OPEN GRAVE.

Keynote: The impermanence of all material and social bonds.

“All natural compounds decay,” said the Buddha. The most beautiful and most enjoyed substance loses its potential energy through continuous actualization and the principle of integration and form is withdrawn, leaving the Void — “the open grave” that ends all attachments. The Void is the great challenge: What next? One must begin anew, and if possible at a “higher,” i.e. more inclusive and universal, less egocentric, level.

This fifth conclusive stage of the sequence which deals with root elements and basic actions and responses may seem negative, yet it opens the door to self-renewal. Beyond the personal attachment rises the possibility of participating in a larger sphere of existence. This possibility rarely manifests itself except as one is ready to DISCARD THE PAST.

 

What a powerful, and definitely ‘retro’ message for the whole M-r phase – bringing the Mind back to SPIRIT / Consciousness. And it’s already a pre-cursor message for the Wesak Moon of the Buddha (this year May 10, when MERCURY will be still in post-retro ‘storm’).

Embracing the VOID…

 

On that note:

* RE-SOURCE, re: Mind, Consciousness, Spirit

Apparently randomly, I came across Adyashanti’s ‘old’ but gold video about his basic spiritual teachings. Excellent.

 

* Itinerary for the  MERCURY Retro Phase Apr / May 2017

 

Butterfly Baby, Photo by Anne Geddess


Apr 4:
MERCURY in early TAU entered the stationary ‘storm’.
Stormy, ingenuous, or wrapped up in mental attachments, and chased by the Inner Minotaur, while attempting to walk the BIG Maze? Or fun and funky premonitions?

Time to take a break, and be open for a fresh approach.

Apr 9:
MERCURY in early TAU will turn retro, from Earth perspective.
Stand-still for the inward – backward looking Mind. RE-connecting with Self Awareness. And: What does our Body tell us…?

Mid April – Mid May:
MERCURY – URANUS phase
(exact Apr 28, and May 9!)

A liberated mind! Leading from the Heart, and from Innocence. RE-Birth Time!

Apr 19:
Inferior Conjunction of MERCURY retro with the 1° TAURUS SUN (just 8 hrs after the SUN enters TAU!)

Ahhh, the half-way point of the MERCURY retro journey, a.k.a. ‘Point of Enlightening Insight’! A ‘New MERCURY’ is born. The SUN (Spirit, Consciousness, the Heart) leads again, while mind is the instrument and assistant. The whole point of the MERCURY retro adjustment phase…

Apr 20:
MERCURY retro re-enters ARIES
(until May 15!), to re-connect with URANUS on Apr 28, and May 9!

What a liberating and RE-newing phase. Time to be RE-invented!

May 3:
MERCURY will go direct again, close to URANUS.
We learned a big deal about the ‘operations’ of the mind – to be RE-vealed until then. And can be so much freer.

May 12 (2 days after the Wesak Moon on May 10):
MERCURY will leave the post-retro ‘storm’.
Mercury slowly catching momentum, regenerated. ‘Mind’ has a different quality than before the M-r phase, maybe it’s deeply changed.

May 22:
MERCURY will leave the post-retro shadow.
Green light for moving forward in negotiations and interactions, led by the Heart and Consciousness.

 

Take time, this first MERCURY retro week, under the Full / waning MOON:

  • For creative and playful brain storms.
  • For a ‘pause button’ in the ‘automatic pilot’ of daily dealings and mental habits.
  • To check your ‘invent-ory’ (in other words, ‘RE-sources’ and inventive ideas that could come to new life…. – some of them are due for purging and RE-cycling too.
  • Spring Cleaning and retro-fitting time 🙂

Wishing you a blessed navigation in the retro- and interdimensional zone, with the Mercurial Mind currents, in the Heavens as on EARTH!

Hope to SEE you again soon, in real life, or online – it’s all about REconnecting (as directly as possible)!

 

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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And NOW for the NEW! MERCURY now in ARIES (March 13 – 31 + Apr 20 – May 15) with Triple URANUS Contact – Revolution of the Mind!

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And now for a refreshing mental shift and lift:

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Butterfly Baby, Photo by Anne Geddess

MERCURY entered ARIES today, March 13!
Inviting us to connect mentally with the Emergence of the NEW!

An enlivening, activating, quickening energy, post Piscean ‘floating’, dreaming, surfing, and navigating of the cosmic waves and currents of the collective mental sphere – an Odyssey for many of us… MERCURY was in PISCES since just before the Shivaratri PISCES Solar Eclipse on Feb 26, until today March 13.

Phewww, that wasn’t ‘easy’, since so much has been washed up, and come to our mental attention as well – only to show: we are, and it IS all connected, always in-becoming.
MERCURY is traditionally considered ‘in exile’ in PISCES, opposite its ruled sign VIRGO, the helper, and square its other ruled sign GEMINI, the learner. PISCES is rather the mystic.
How’s the mind of the mystic? Rather a no-mind.

Hope you could dance through, and BE with it, rather than straining your mind to find a way through the waters of overwhelm and confusion, and, like myself, took time to release and retreat, let go of your agenda, connect spiritually, and be open to see miracles and synchronicities.
Maybe in reflection on where this recent time took us mentally can help putting it into perspective, and we can see the gifts in disguise (PISCES likes to camouflage)…

MERCURY’s farewell to PISCES came with a square with SATURN in SAG, yesterday, March 12 – sounds like a mental bruise… maybe news and communication that showed what to let go of, and where the path actually leads – and comes from: The HEART. 

And NOW for the NEW!

First Flight

First Flight

MERCURY entering ARIES is a big shift, and big news.
Why?

  • ARIES is where everything starts – Spring Equinox energy.
    MERCURY as a function of the mind is very well placed in ARIES, since it lends itself to new ideas and inspiration (hopefully after a big release, surrender, and re-connection with what-IS in PISCES).
    Here-now, we can get the ball rolling, in communication and new endeavours that might require courage – or rather a fresh mental approach, and to simply give it a try, and put something forward. Be pro-active, make the first step, make a suggestion.
    Kick your mind into gears, let fresh ideas arise!
    Out of hibernation, into action, one baby step at a time!
    But hey, with ARIES, things can go fast!
    Any mental projects sitting on the back burner that you’d like to tackle? Get going!

  • MERCURY will go retro soon (Apr 9 – May 3), which – you know my approach by now – isn’t ‘bad news’, rather an opportunity for mental re-set with the Heart, Spirit, and Consciousness (MERCURY is being ‘lassoed in’ by the SUN).This will be such an interesting MERCURY retro phase!

    prometheus

    Prometheus – the Archetype of URANUS – Bringing the Fire of the Gods to Humanity

    MERCURY will meet its ‘higher octave’ and transpersonal ‘Avatar’ URANUS in late ARIES 3 times in this journey (March 26, Apr 28, and May 9!), and start its post-retro forward motion on May 3 right next to URANUS! 
    End of April to mid May will be very MERCURY – URANUS energized!
    Does that sound like revolution from within, and awakening from the mental game, or what?!
    Innovative approaches to everything. Liberating mind-shifts in so many ways.

    What a contrast to the last MERCURY retro phase that started next to PLUTO in CAP, on Dec 19 – sounds already heavy and oppressive… and it showed us a big deal about power structures, and how to not get oppressed by or depressed over the news they produce but instead shift our mind and BE the change!
    So here’s a brief mental pause, to honour and acknowledge our Winter journey with MERCURY (the Mind) and PLUTO (Power – to change, and be the Evolution!).

    I set up the charts for MERCURY going retro (Apr 9), meeting the SUN (Apr 19 / 20 – a ‘New Mercury’ – Mind guided by Spirit and the Heart, and for MERCURY going direct, next to URANUS, on May 3 (shortly before the Wesak Moon of the Buddha, which will be this year on May 10).
    Don’t want to overwhelm you with more info here.
    Yet I must say: I’m excited at the upcoming energies!
    Which are already HERE
    if our consciousness taps into them – since ‘time’ is only a linear construct which we have been entrained to go by…

So, let’s welcome MERCURY in ARIES with all that it brings us, to set ourselves FREE from the ‘known’ and for the NEW!

And see what happens when we get the ball rolling for something that Spirit calls us to move towards. Things can go much faster than you thought 🙂

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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On March 19 – the day before Spring Equinox!

And, you are welcome tomorrow Tue March 14, the birthday of the City of Victoria – ‘she’ is a VIRGO – PISCES Full Moon City (* March 14, 1843)! -, our once-a-year AstroExperience of the City’s chart and our astrological resonance and ‘cosmic dance’ with ‘her’: Astrology, the City, and YOU! This one is also available via skype or fb messenger – you don’t have to show up in embodied presence. 🙂

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