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CAPRICORN – CANCER Full Moon (with SATURN) on June 27 / 28: Soul-Full-Filling Completion

27 Jun

Dear Astro~News Reader,

The first FULL MOON of SUMMER 2018 is here to bless us – today June 27 (CDT and West of it) / June 28 (EDT and everywhere East of it)!

In CAPRICORN – as the SUN is now in CANCER.
Uhh, has it ever a strong CAPRICORN theme:
MOON / SATURN retro, PLUTO retro, LILITH, all in CAP!
And here on the West Coast even the Ascendant in CAP, since the MOON with SATURN would have just risen before Fullness!

I posted the Full Moon chart below – can you see the CAP concentration?


A Rising Beauty, next to the Ringed Planet – both shone upon by the SUN!

This also means, the SUN in CANCER was exactly opposite SATURN (once a year), this morning, June 27.
Authority Themes.
We’ve seen those also in the two CANCER countries of Canada (July 1, 1867) and U.S. (July 4, 1776) – with their leaders and governments (CAP) – that are in dire need of transformation (PLUTO).

The polarity of SOLAR creative, radiant authority vs. / AND the earned and experienced authority of the Elder (SATURN).

  • Have you experienced Authority issues / conflicts, in the build-up to the Full Moon?
  • Have you projected one side or the other onto ‘the other’ and gone into outer / inner confrontation?
  • Have you on the other hand experienced support by Elders and true authority that ignited your own creativity fire?
  • How are both sides already IN you, just waiting to be reconciled?
  • What needs to be balanced in this dynamic, so that the two sides that need each other can be complementary, and create a well-rounded Authority?

The Full MOON conjunct SATURN will rise on the Eastern horizon into exact Fullness at 9:53 pm PDT on June 27, here from the West Coast perspective!

Not an ‘easy’ MOON scape though…. you probably feel it.

Yet, it can be still full-filling – on a deeper level, as we connect with Elders and Ancestors, help complete old contracts, transform old contractions, and heal in the NEW and NOW (CHIRON in ARIES is in T-square with the Full Moon axis!).


In CAP, the MOON is in ‘exile’ – furthest away from its CANCERian ‘home’ with its warm, cozy and caring qualities, in safe momma-babe connection.
Rather cold and wintry?
Making sure resources are in?
Caring channeled into taking care of business?
Managing scarcity and fears?
An effort to be sustained?

If these themes come up for you, it’s time to take a look at old ancestral and societal conditioning and contractions around that.

I.o.w., with SATURN retro next to the MOON – an inquiry (take your time and do this at home):

  • What does the inner / old authority say to the need to be safe, cared for, and caring?
  • What were historic (PLUTO in CAP) traumas and hardship that your biological ancestors, Spirit Elders or your inner karmic journey went through?
  • How can you honour and acknowledge them?
  • How can the experience find completion in you, rather than you self-sabotaging (also a theme with SATURN retro), out of unconscious loyalty?
  • What helps in the deep transformation through time, and from your inner true Soul Nature (PLUTO retro and LILITH in CAP)?

This is the first Full Moon with, and super close(!) to SATURN since it entered CAP on Dec 19, 2017.
Their exact ‘date’ is just 1 hr 20 min before the Full Moon!
Even the astronomers suggest: Time to watch SATURN 😉

The Full MOON brings the SATURN in CAP themes that have been up for us in the last 6 months to a first fruition and maturation.
The Full Moon brings a monthly / 29-day (fertility) cycle to fruition, and SATURN brings a longer, 29-year cycle to maturation – full adulthood.

MOON / SATURN are also associated with children, family, motherhood & adulthood.
In one of the Astrology schools I studied, the Swiss API Institute for Astrological Psychology, SATURN is in the family triad associated with the Mother (the SUN as Father, and the MOON as the Child).

In other words, the Full MOON with SATURN is a prime opportunity to take a good look at our Mother-Child themes, and how they might be contrasted and highlighted by the (inner / outer) Father (opposition with the SUN).

How about creating a felt-sense mini-constellation (with placeholders from and IN nature, like rocks, flowers, twigs…) as a Full Moon Ceremony, and seeing how it moves in you?


The Moon – Transformation Cards, by Diana Varisco


The Moon (message on the back) – Transformation Cards by Diana Varisco


The Full MOON with SATURN in CAP ushers Transformation via PLUTO in:

  • What is your purpose and role in Evolution?
  • What transforms the old hierarchical / patriarchal structures of domination, subordination, separation?
  • Forming a chain and circle (AQ) of sisters and brothers in equality and cooperation beyond old hierarchies and separations IS building the NEW.

MARS now in AQ and going back into CAP (close to PLUTO) in Aug / Sept has just gone retro yesterday June 26, and will also help in overcoming old conflict, animosity, adversity and war, and activating the Inner Warrior of Change for Cooperation in Integrity.
Leading with this, and noticing the contrast to the old separating world sets an example that we all need and are nurtured by (MOON in CAP).


A ‘serious MOON business’ indeed. 
An important Full MOON.
Soul-Full-Filling Completion.


Plus, ‘Wounded Healer’ / Medicine Bringer CHIRON in early ARIES squares the Full Moon axis!

With this, the Full Moon initiates a theme that we’ll see throughout July and Aug:
The square (not precise but almost, and lingering) between SATURN retro in CAP and stationary / going retro (on July 4) CHIRON in ARIES.

So, it’s time to acknowledge early (ARIES) / passed-on / wounding ‘conditions’ and conditioning that have also matured us (CAP), and made us compassionate with ourselves and others (CAN).
CHIRON in ARIES brings healing and teaches us through the Medicine of emerging from the old, and being authentic in the NEW and NOW.

CAP themes
are related to accomplishment, success, responsibly stepping into our purpose, and committing to what’s not easy but what we’re ‘built for’, and what matters in the long run (rather than going for short term comfort), and doing the work, consistently.

An old / conditioned / lower / often ‘hidden in plain sight’ CAP shadow vibration it can be semi-/ unconsciously expressed through taking a lot on / labouring, carrying a lot / feeling burdened by the ‘load’ of…, feeling heavy and depressed, judged and judgmental, resentful, running out of time.

What’s your main theme in this?
It isn’t comfortable, but important to acknowledge what’s there, and has perhaps been building up for a very long time (CAP)…
Yet it can lead to an inner sense of completion – otherwise it goes in circles, because it IS about completion (and our sense might be it’s never complete).


This time I felt called to bring in the SABIAN SYMBOL for the Zodiac degree of the FULL MOON (6°28 CAP) and SATURN (5°48′ CAP) as a divination oracle which confirms this:


Log SeaScape with Crow. Photo by Melanie, Oct 2017

KEYNOTE: The need to complete any undertaking before seeking entrance to whatever is to be found beyond.

Number 10 is a symbol of completion; it symbolizes even more the revelation of a new series of activities just ahead. Yet unless the concluded series is brought to some degree of fulfillment, nothing truly significant is likely to be accomplished by a restless reaching out toward the as-yet-unknown. Number 10 is a symbol of germination, but the seed (Number 9) must have matured well. No natural process can be accelerated safely beyond certain limits.

This represents the first stage in the fifty-sixth five-fold sequence.
It establishes a foundation for what will follow. Here we reach a THRESHOLD in which we may have to pause in order to safeguard our further advance.”

This Sabian Symbol is so apropos SATURN / FULL MOON in CAP – wrapping around that degree!

  • Where does this theme of completion ‘get you’ emotionally?
  • Where is a cycle coming to completion – and it’s ‘simply’ your job to acknowledge that? It might have taken quite some time, yet for some reason necessarily so.
  • Can you reconcile home, family, belonging, safety, emotional needs, and on the other hand (is it a dilemma?) long term building of sustaining structures, responsibly working with time and resources, and ‘s-aging well’?

Acknowledgement is a prerequisite for ‘completion’ (which CAP is about).


Yet, certain ‘conditions’ can’t be completed…. they have ‘a life of their own’ – and come to a natural evolutionary ‘repurposing’ transformation (nothing ever ‘dies’, it just changes form).

Acceptance of a natural impermanence and continuum takes us deeper into Living from Soul, and our in our True Nature
(as represented by PLUTO / LILITH in CAP – which the MOON will meet on June 29).


Let’s take a look at the FULL MOON Chart:

It illustrates the themes described above…

See the CAP Cluster on the Eastern horizon / AC?
Even MARS and the Lunar North Node will move into CAP
(MARS Aug 12 – Sept 10, the NN mid-Nov).

The MOON / SATURN in early CAP, and the SUN in early CAN squaring CHIRON in early ARIES:
What is the Medicine in the New and Now?


How do the Full MOON with SATURN, and their connection with PLUTO / LILITH in CAP show up for you? 

Do the themes above sound familiar?
What are you acknowledging (SATURN) and processing (PLUTO) about the ‘things of old’?

Esp. if your birthday is
end of June (early CAN),
end of December (early CAP),
end of March (early ARIES),
or end of Sept (early LIBRA)?

Or you might have your MOON, AC, or Planets in the early degrees of these cardinal signs (check out your chart, or let’s take a look together).

Then a lot of this is probably UP for you now / these days / months, and might culminate with the FULL MOON.


Important questions with the CAP Full Moon:

  • How can your basic-and-beyond needs be met, and your life be sustainable, in the context of the structures you’re living in?
  • Time for foundational changes (which may just ‘organically happen’), esp. in the areas of life relating to CAP / CAN in your chart, e.g.
    1st – 7th House: Self & Relationships,
    2nd – 8th House: Owning & Sharing,
    3rd – 9th House: Social / Local Environment & World at large,
    4th – 10th House: Home / Family & Public / Purpose,
    5th – 11th House: Creativity / Children & Community,
    6th – 12th House: Health / Wellness / Livelihood & Soul Service.
  • Do you need to downsize to keep life simpler, and have all that you need – plus more time?
  • Is the structure / the system you’ve been in changing? How is it sustainable? Where’s your part in the change.

CAP – CAN is the axis of Family / Tribe, and Elders / Leaders:

  • How can important themes round home, family, belonging, safety, emotional needs, and on the other hand (is it a dilemma?) long term building of sustaining structures, responsible working with time and resources, and ‘s-aging well’ be reconciled?
  • In a time where nuclear and extended families in the traditional sense seem to lose their cohesiveness (or will there be a renaissance?) – what’s your world of home and family transforming into?
    Where / who is your tribe?
  • Who are the Elders and leaders you turn to for guidance?
    Who are your Spirit Elders?

    Your inner Elder might be waiting to connect with you.

All important questions to explore and LIVE now, under the Full Moon dynamic and beyond.

They’ll be deepened and brought even more to our consciousness when the CANCER SUN exactly opposes PLUTO retro in CAP on the DAY of the Partial Solar Eclipse / ‘Seed’ New Moon in CANCER on July 12 / 13, heralding the North Node from LEO into CANCER this Fall.



Much Love and Cosmic Blessings for the CAP – CAN Full Moon!


© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger



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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.


Moon SuperSuper Nov 14 2016 Otto

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! 



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’.



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!


Pluto Heartjpg

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!

SAG - GEM FM 2017

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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