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TAURUS – SCORPIO Full Moon with URANUS (Nov 12) & ‘Super New Mercury’ (Nov 11) – Wake UP & EmBody the Change You’re Longing for!

10 Nov

Dear Universe-ALL Beings in Earthly Form,

Feeling the FULL MOON in TAURUS – SCORPIO building UP?

She is super strong in TAURUS – her exalted Goddess place, and comes with quite the Entourage – a FULL MOON with URANUS, and the ‘Super NEW MERCURY’ with the SCO SUN (exact on 11/11!).


Moonlight on Lake Ontario – Photo by Diego T. Silvestre


Her Highness will reach her Fullness at 5:34 am PST on Tue Nov 12 – reflecting our Longing for Big Changes – yet also their full-fillment!

With any FULL MOON, relational – and projected! – themes are UP. We may feel what’s out there / over there / ‘comes from them’, and how it affects us – only to realize what of this is a reflection of what’s already IN us.

URANUS the Liberator Archetype now in early TAU, close to LUNA and already met by the pre-Full MOON tonight (Nov 10 @ 11:10 pm PST!) – wakes us up to Being & EmBodying the Transformation we’re hungry for.


The TAU – SCO Full Moon is the complementary opposite of the SCO – TAU ‘Wesak Moon’ of the Buddha in May where we go into our emotional depth a la SCO MOON.

Now, via MERCURY retro in SCO, we’ve been going through mental-emotional old & dark stories we’ve been attached to and that can run the show. 
Not getting what we want or getting what we don’t want are triggers…

URANUS close to the Full Moon is THE signature Archetype of the Awakener. Freedom from those attachments, freedom for being our True Selves, and esp: Freedom that has no opposite (otherwise, it’s still not freedom).

Mindfulness and Meditation are good companions…  


Alchemy Retort. Medieval painting, origin unknown.

SCORPIOnic energy – ruled by PLUTO – is the Alchemy that transforms ‘Lead into Gold’, or depressing, heavy, attached states into pure Consciousness.

In the TAU – SCO axis, on low vibrational levels envy and jealousy, and all sorts of physical or emotional attachments we’re ‘sitting on’ and that can keep us stuck are up.

MERCURY retro notes:

1) Heard a great re-frame for “I’m envious”: “I want this too.” Next steps: “This could be there for me too. What in me needs to transform /be let go of /be seen to still my hunger for what I see in ‘them’ / ‘what they have’?”
And then, actually: “What do I REALLY want?”

2) Strange / telling that in this North American culture, since ‘envy’ seems a taboo word jealousy is co-opted to ‘stand in’ for envy, and simultaneously ‘normalized’– people say to their friends: “I’m sooo jealous!” (esp. in the SM – Social Media which also has its otherwise SM sides), meaning: “Good for you. Wished I could be there.”
Is that what they honestly mean? 
Well, jealousy – the mirror effect of bragging… keeps feeding the inner / addictive ‘hungry ghosts’ who are never satisfied this way, and always long for more until they’re released by being met by real love & connectedness.


MERCURY retro in SCO in its first (Epimethean’ half of the ‘Inside Passage’ since Oct 31 has shown us ‘old stories’ we’ve been attached to, and that have been in the ‘underground’ / hidden away in our subconscious.
A good time to ‘air them’ in a mental purge / process, and let the light of awareness transform the sticky attachments into a more spacious, conscious, connected, and loving state of Being.  

Mercury Retro Passage

BIG MERCURY Retro News of the Year(!):

Tomorrow 11/11 (exact at 7:22 am PST) will be the rare ‘Mercury Passage’ @ the MERCURY Retro in SCORPIO half-way point (Mercury will be from Earth perspective exactly in front of the SUN disk)

A Super ‘New MERCURY’ on the ‘Day of Enlightening Insights’…

Don’t be afraid of the / your Dark.
Allow yourself a deep & quiet container where Insights of Inner Light of Consciousness and Messages from the Heart can reach & transform you!


Let’s acknowledge this!
In the last very Scorpionic weeks
(MERCURY entered SCO on Oct 3, and went retro on Oct 31, VENUS moved through SCO Oct 8 – Nov 1, and the SUN entered SCO on Oct 23), have you come through lots of emotional transformation, and already processed it faster than before? Such a collective momentum now – we as Humanity go to deep core issues that are usually ‘left alone’.

We’ve almost moved through the core = 10 – 20º SCO / central 10 days of SCO (Nov 2 – 12) – SCO with SCO undertone.
The FULL MOON on Nov 12 at 19º51′ TAU – SCO will ‘seal’ that deep phase, upon which we’re reaching  the ‘mutable’ part (20 – 30º) of SCO (with PISCES undertone) until Nov 21 / 22, where things get ‘washed out’ and released into the Sagittarian light and space and freedom.


FULL MOON Card & Crystal Alchemy

Speaking of Scorpionic Alchemy:

Just before writing the Astro~News, I felt called to experiment with a Voyager Tarot spread for the energies of the TAU – SCO Full Moon, and to share its message to you.

I intuitively ‘sealed’ and activated it with a Hematite Heart that also wanted to be in the spread ‘constellation’.

The Healing Crystals site says (found it after the fact):
”Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms you in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone, and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. Hematite can boost confidence, and is also good for working with the Root Chakra.
Hematite can help one to find their own gifts and to release self-imposed limitations. Hematite can help with the ascension process, by facilitating the integration of higher spiritual energies into our physical 3-D existence. Hematite is also used to protect against geopathic stress and electromagnetic smog, and is said to be a great detoxifying stone, helpful for the liver and the blood.”
A good one related to SCO and SATURN.


Demeter – Goddess cards by Susan Boulet

What happened in the choice of cards was SO MERCURY retro: Intended to bring Animal Spirit cards in, opened the pouch they usually sit in, got them out and shuffled. Was so surprised and stunned at the hidden intelligence when the card that showed up was…

Demeter – of course from the Goddess deck – which ‘accidentally’ switched pouches with the Animal deck ;-). 

And it HAD to be Demeter – the perfect goddess to us in the TAURUS – SCORPIO dynamic.

This is the year when her beloved daughter Persephone is abducted by / joins PLUTO into the Underworld.
She comes back in the TAURUS time of Spring…  



Voila – here is the full Spread for the TAU – SCO FULL MOON: 



Demeter – THE Goddess of Greek antiquity, and protectress of the cultivated Earth needed to hold space in the area of SATURN / PLUTO in CAP on the bottom of the chart.

At this hyper- and post-industrial time, when the notion of ‘cultivating the Earth’ has been taken to an extreme that turned into its opposite: Abuse and exploitation of the Earth and extinction of her Beings, all in the name of capitalist & corporate greed.
PLUTO / Hades in CAP (2009 – 2023) has taken Humanity like Demeter’s daughter Persephone into the underground and shadow world of what happens when the Earth Mother is not being honoured. She indeed goes barren.

Yet there is also cyclical hope for renewal if our Plutonic initiation leads to a real initiation.
SATURN next to PLUTO – will meet and pass PLUTO on the epic day of Jan 12, 2020 (“The Old Empire Expires”) can be on our side if we commit to real and effective change.  


Voyager Tarot X of Worlds – Reward

For the Scorpionic side, at first surprisingly, the Voyager Tarot card 10 of Worlds – Reward showed up.

Featuring 8 + 2 BIG JUPITERs revolving around an over-full shopping cart, coins, a trophy cup with a bottle of champagne, a couple walking at sunset… 

Looks to me like old materialistic, waste producing, and conditional models & stories (as REvealed by MERCURY retro in SCO) of rewarding… mostly expressions of compensating via consumerism for true unconditional and inner abundance.
Incentivized / persuaded by the marketing branch of the industrial Wheel of Fortune
(Major Arcana X – and reference card for 10 of Worlds) and kept going by the systems that are up for change now.

Cool how it IS the perfect card for SCO in combination with PLUTO in CAP the Zodiac sign of accomplishment (which in a conditional & conditioned world calls for reward – does it???). JUPITER – as depicted 10 times on the card – will move into CAP on Dec 2 – and join PLUTO on 04/04/20.
I.o.w. Reward is up for Transformation.

A la CAP and MERCURY retro it’s interesting to look into the etymology of the word Reward!
What truly, essentially IS rewarding?  


Voyager Tarot XXI – Universe

And here’s the card that showed up for the FULL MOON with URANUS: XXI – Universe!

The last of the Major Arcana cards. Very powerful.

Literally, Uni-verse means:
The ONE that’s always turning.

The Universe is constantly ‘in the making’ and renewing itself, just as Michelangelo’s ‘unfinished’ sculpture The Awakening Giant (SO URANUS in TAURUS!) in the centre of the card emBodies.

Chip away the old stone & let the Universe carve out the New You! Shiva the ‘Destroyer – Rebuilder’ on the bottom right of the card also reminds us of powerful universe-all laws of Transformation – the only constant. 
There’s even a Full Moon on the card.
And it’s the only card in the deck that has in the front collage the image on the back: A cross-section of a DNA strand: ‘Even’ our genetic code is subject to evolution, transformation (PLUTO), and awakening (URANUS).  



All of the above is in support of EmBodying the Changeful with Joy-of-Life, and Being the Change we’re longing for!


Hope you enjoyed the magical ‘surprise fare’ of this FULL MOON in TAU (with URANUS ‘on the side’) – SCO (with ‘Super NEW MERCURY) and it inspired you to invite ever more magic and inspiration into your Life – fueling your own integral Journey.  


Next up – via separate ASTRO~NEWS blog posts:

  • MARS enters SCORPIO on Nov 18 (already UP) – Intense Stirring, Clearing, and Spiritual Mobilization
  • VENUS enters CAP on Nov 25.
  • SAG NEW MOON on Nov 26.
  • JUPITER enters CAP on Dec 2.
  • Heads-up for the Christmas Eclipse – NEW MOON / PSE on Dec 25(!)
  • Loots of CAP energy into 2020.
  • The Epic SATURN – PLUTO Conjunction on Jan 12, 2020 – The Old Empire Expires.


With Lunar & Liberating Love,



© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger  




Serving you for 19 years with astrological guidance and perspective, by helping you activate Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

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I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why? Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution. Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’ and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life. I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.  



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TAURUS – SCORPIO Full Moon with URANUS and Grand Fixed Cross: Wake UP, Earthlings, and EmBody the Change!

23 Oct

Dear Astro~News Friend,

Mystical Moon – Photo by Melanie 2017

Are you feeling it?!

What an intense and tension bearing FULL MOON – wound into a Fixed Grand Cross, and 6 celestial bodies plus the Lunar Nodes in fixed Zodiac signs.
Don’t get stuck in power issues.

Process on a deeper level (SCO) and bring Freedom to Fruition (URANUS / Full MOON in TAU)! 


If you’ve got Planets, SUN / MOON / AC / Nodes in early fixed signs TAU – LEO – SCO – AQ this one’s for you!
When in doubt ask me – your personal chart would reveal.

And if your BIRTHDAY is round the 24th of January, April, July, or Oct your SoUlar Self / Creativity / Spirit / Consciousness can be illuminated by this FULL MOON.

  • Early TAU SUN (born end of April) – the FULL MOON with URANUS activates your Life:
    Be fresh and free and awake in the Self (and with one another)!
  • Early LEO SUN (born end of July) – activated by the North Node, and the FULL MOON axis squaring your SUN:
    Going deep into your ‘not so sunny’ stuff lets you be even more creative and radiant. Experiment with new wo/manifestations!
  • Early SCO SUN (born end of October) – so the FULL MOON (with VENUS retro in SCO) falls close to if not on your Birthday!
    Find Treasures in the Dark, and EmBody your Depth and your Freedom.
  • Early AQ SUN (born end of January) – activated by the South Node and LILITH, and the FULL MOON axis squaring your SUN:
    Love starts with Loving YourSelf, while…. We’re All Stars in the Constellation of L*O*V*E*


Luna has been already appearing full for a few nights, and having her effects on Terra and on us Terrestrials!
…showing up through Earth thrills:
Cat 5 hurricane Willa approaching the SW coast of Mexico as I’m writing, and 2 days ago, off-coast Vancouver Island was shaken up by an underwater 6.8 quake.
Earth changes tend to get triggered through Full Moons and Eclipses.

So much energy has been built up, in ‘conflicting’ directions ‘bumping up against each other’ that needs to be released , and even more so, grounded and centred!


Storm on the Horizon… – Photo by Melanie, Oct 2012


In my sense, this Fixed Grand Cross FULL MOON with URANUS is one of the 3 most intense FULL MOONs of the year, besides the Total Lunar Eclipses on Jan 31 (in LEO – AQ) and on July 27 (in AQ – LEO).
It’s also in square with the Nodal axis where the Eclipses ‘dance’, as you can see in the chart below.

That all sounds quite dramatic, and you might want to crawl right under the comfy sheets – or ride the stormy waves of change if you’re more of a Scorpionic adventurer. 


Misty Rocks – Photo by Melanie Oct 2018


Before you go hide and cover, or go all-out check in:
What’s your intuitive sense (MOON / URANUS) of the Full Moon?
What does your body sense tell you?

If you’d like to gain perspective and take inspiration from these Astro~News take it in, perhaps in company of a pot of warm comfy tea / stimulating full-bodied coffee, take time to digest and process (TAU – SCO), and be open for intuitive flashes of insight (URANUS).
These tension ridden days, take time to ground and be fully and fluidly in your body – for me that would be via Yoga, meditation, and walks in Nature…


Here’s the chart of the TAU – SCO FULL MOON

… which will be exact at 9:45 am PDT tomorrow Oct 24,
just 74 min after the alignment of the MOON with URANUS at 8:31 am!



What’s so unique and intense about this FULL MOON, and what’s her invitation?

  • It catalyzes and more fully reveals the energy of URANUS which is this year freshly in early TAU, presently retro and super cuspy (0°31′), on its way to re-enter AR on Nov 6 (day before the SCO New Moon!) over the Winter.
    A shaker-up & waker-up!

URANUS entered TAU for the first time on May 15 – the DAY of the TAU New Moon! Here’s again the May Astro~News blog post for that shift URANUS in TAU – Wake UP, Earthlings! – still relevant of course.
Just 12 days before, on May 3, Mt Kilauea erupted.

The TAU – SCO – URANUS themes are played out in several ways this year – establishing / preserving – transforming – suddenly shifting….

Often, when a slow moving Planet enters a new Zodiac sign synchronisitic World events happen that get our attention showing the themes, and maybe even giving us a preview of the phase.

The Awakener Archetype URANUS comes with wake-up calls that can be shocking, unnerving, freeing and enlightening, or all of the above, yet always unexpected.

On the DAY when URANUS entered ARIES, March 11, 2011, a sea quake (URANUS the last hours in PISCES) off the coast of Japan triggered a massive Tsunami, followed by the nuclear reactor at Fukushima melt-down once URANUS was in ARIES, releasing contaminating Uranium and Plutonium.
Just learned (intuitively googled) that Fukushima in Japanese is 福島 and it means. 福 (Fuku) = fortune, luck; 島 = island.
PLUTO is also the Greek ‘underworld’ god of ‘hidden wealth’.
Chilling to realize how this ‘hidden wealth and potential’ via Plutonium and Uranium turned destructive… and the symbolism of if for the environmental damage escalating and accelerating in the URANUS in ARIES years after Fukushima:

Humanity with its inventiveness (URANUS) has tried to ‘overpower’ (PLUTO) Nature, excessively extracted her resources and destroyed precious life forms. This has come to a point of serious threat for self destruction of human life as well.
URANUS in AR and PLUTO in CAP went between 2012 and 2015 into seven(!) squares with one another – that was THE key alignment of URANUS’s activation of ARIES (2011 – 2018), triggering wake-up calls and awakening on so many levels, yet also the pressure (square to PLUTO) to transform from that deep inner place of true ‘wealth’ and ‘power’, and in fundamental ways of respecting the Earth, her natural resources, and natural cycles and laws. And a cosmic ‘timer’ (CAP) and ‘alarm clock’ (URANUS).

In the wake of the UN deadline for massive socio-structural changes until 2030 to avert a climate catastrophe we as humanity hopefully realize how we need to change in a big and uncomfortable way (JUPITER in SCO) our habits and comfort zones, consumer behaviour, the role of money, and ‘business as usual’ (all Taurean phenomena).
In 2029, JUPITER will be again (as this year) in SCO, by then in square with PLUTO (in AQ from 2023 on) where Death or Transformation / Evolution (PLUTO) of Humanity and Living Systems (AQ) are at stake.
Astro energetically, we already see massive transformational notions and effects in 2020, with the alignment of SATURN / PLUTO / JUPITER in late CAP on the cusp to AQ – communities and Humanity need to come together in a responsible way to (be able) to build for the future.

May the wake-up calls really bring us closer together – to work together (AQ), bringing to the table the best we each can contribute (CAP)!


  • The FULL MOON is ‘hooked’ into a tight / exact Grand Fixed Cross which holds a lot of tension and pressure that’s primed for release yet also calls us to be centred in the stillness of the ‘hub’.

Let’s first see and acknowledge which archetypal ‘players’ its four corners are ‘occupied’ by (see chart):

* MOON / URANUS retro on the ‘Settling Point’ from AR to TAU – their alignment is just 1 hr before the FM – Wake UP, Earthlings!
Mother Earth shakes us up, evoking a renaissance of Earth Consciousness.
And we’re invited (if not pushed) into a new freedom to fully ‘birth’ and embody our liberated Spirit, break old habits, and feed what nurtures us.
No more need to be ‘shackled’ by ‘consensus reality’, security attached stagnation, and resistances that we find in ourselves and reflected in our tribal environment.
What matters is to know you’re free, and to embody that!
Well, through change that probably feels uncomfortable if not painful (SCO) at first, but we get the hang of it, and it’s actually for the better (JUPITER). Like a detox…


What’s new and liberating in your world these days?
Experimentation – no expectation can be a liberating motto.
To break / change habits takes about 30 – 40 days, so be patient and consistent (TAU qualities).


Beauty in the Fall… – Photo by Melanie, Oct 2018

* The FULL MOON in TAU (ruled by VENUS!) ‘delivers’ the ‘New VENUS’!
= the SUN / VENUS retro on the ‘Alchemy / Tipping Point’ from LIBRA to SCO
Their alignment (and turning point in the VENUS retro phase!) will be on Oct 26.

See my VENUS Retro post Regeneration of the Inner Love Goddess
Choosing to Fall in Love with Life – rooted in the Self.

I.o.w., when we come from Love (VENUS) that’s rooted in the Heart, Spirit, and Self (the SUN) we don’t need to compare ourselves with others (VENUS) and feel bad (SCO), or get involved in their passionate endeavour or energy (SCO) to feel more important and loved (VENUS), ‘do things for the money’ (VENUS), etc.
Instead, we can calmly sit in True Love that radiates and ‘magically’ attracts (VENUS / SUN in SCO).

Speaking of VENUS’s Scorpionic deep dive – more of that type going on these days:
MERCURY will catch up with JUPITER end of SCO on Oct 29 (just after the ‘New VENUS’):
Coming from Love, come out with your deep truth, share it in a journal, with a close friend, bring it to the open, and see things in a different light that helps with moving forward in a new direction!

Expect lots of big revealing news (JUPITER / MERCURY in SCO) end of this month.
MERCURY will go into SAG on Oct 30 – the Truth has to be spoken, and sets us free.

Followed by THE big Astro happening of Nov:
JUPITER crosses also over the SCO – SAG ‘Phoenix Point’, to enter its ruled sign SAGITTARIUS on Nov 8 (until Dec  2, 2019)!
Supporting Truth, Trust, and a new Vision from the Heart!
Yes, SAG is a Fire sign that’s at its best when we come from the Heart, from an attitude of gratitude which helps with seeing possibilities and inspiring solutions.
If you feel inspired and called from your Heart, come join (in person or online) our JUPITER into SAG Astro Activation Parlour on Nov 7!

More about JUPITER in SAG in the Astro~News for the SCO New MOON on Nov 7 – the eve of JUPITER’s move UP!

* Lunar North Node on the ‘Creativity Point’ from LEO to CAN 
(Nodes go backwards in the Zodiac)

When we’re genuinely loving, caring, creative, and feeling seen and loved we generate good energy and feel a sense of belonging.
Part of the super cuspy Astro Weather:
The Nodal Axis is also on two cusps now, and will shift signs – into CAP (SN) – CAN (NN) on Nov 16 – another big day, with also VENUS going out of retro while MERCURY goes retro – whoa…!

More about these shifts on this channel, closer to the date.

* Lunar South Node on the ‘Community Building Point’ from AQ (ruled by URANUS!) to CAP.
Rather than ‘being left out in the cold’ and ‘watching other people’s show’ (a temptation in our omni techno world yet is a low vibration of CAP / AQ) let’s bring our warm, loving, heartfelt, childlike, ‘summery’ creative and playful CAN / LEO energy
 into the world of ‘serious work’ and collaborative purpose. When we work in a team and in society what matters is feeling included and welcome – we all benefit from that too.

LILITH and MARS are presently also in AQ.
For MARS, this has been a long phase,
since… also the TAU New Moon on May 15(!) – until Nov 15, with the retro motion in the Summer on the CAP – AQ cusp, helping us release old and re-activated stored-up anger and frustration in groups and society, and re-calibrate the inner / outer Masculine and our assertion in integrity, for the sake of better cooperation (CAP / AQ).

MARS has passed LILITH early Oct:
Giving us a kick to show up and just go for what we’re instinctively called to, with our ‘wild and free’ natural Self.



  • In this FULL MOON Fixed Grand Cross where energy can get stuck in / attached to
    * Habits and Comfort (TAU) 
    * Ego (LEO)
    * Painful Emotions (SCO)
    * Ideologies (AQ)

… we’re called to Wake UP / Shift and Change the habitual / established Status Quo (MOON / URANUS in early TAU), come from deep Self Love (SUN / VENUS in early SCO), and bring our creative, loving and embracing Self (NN in early LEO) into Groups, Community, and Humanity (SN in early AQ).


  • Check out how many celestial bodies / sensitive points are in FIXED signs now, altogether:
    MOON / URANUS retro in TAU; NN in LEO; SUN / VENUS retro, and MERCURY / JUPITER in SCO, and SN, LILITH, and MARS in AQ!

That’s a huge concentration.
If you feel trapped and fighting power games no wonder.

The point is to stop, come from conscious awareness of what’s going on on a deeper level, and find our place in the hub of the wheel / eye of the storm where all is ‘quiet’, sit with that, and be in our Power Centre.


With Lunar & Liberating Love,


© 2018 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.

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.

…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.
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!




ARIES – LIBRA Harvest Moon 2017: Wake Up, Be Fully YOU, and Bring Your Authentic Nature into Cooperation and Partnership!

4 Oct

The ARIES MOON is here-now, since 1:40 pm PDT today Oct 4 – opening the scene for her exact Fullness, opposite the LIBRA SUN, tomorrow, Oct 5 at 11:40 am PDT.

The warm and golden early October SUN and the crispy-fresh moonlit nights this week have been such a beautiful gift of contrast and balance.

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Balance and Freshness by the Water (and what a way of being a West-Coast child!) –               Photo by Melanie, Oct 2017


The first Full Moon in Fall is coming up!
It’s the Harvest Moon – the Full Moon closest to the Fall Equinox!


A good time to check in, what’s coming to Fruition, in this Harvest time – not just from the Summer, but from longer phases!

Soo much has been stirred up and in turmoil in the social and public world, and for many of us privately too in the last weeks, as URANUS the Shake-up / Wake-up Liberator yet also disruptive, shocking, and traumatizing force turned direct / forward at the very end of ARIES, in early August.

  • How have you set yourself FREE from being bombarded with news that could easily re-traumatize something latent in you?
  • What do you DO about moving courageously forward in your life and in this world?
  • What’s waking up in you?


MARS, the ruler of ARIES, has been travelling close to the SUN this Summer which heated up the atmosphere, and it’s been sadly literally a record year for out-of-control wildfires here in the West.
Hope you found positive passionate outlets for MARS / SUN this Summer! 
The SUN is gradually further ahead of MARS now, loosening the heated Yang type combo, plus, the present LIBRA SUN is ruled by VENUS, and more conducive to the dance and negotiation in partnership than than battling with fire and fury.
Additionally, up until tomorrow, Oct 5, MARS has been ahead of VENUS (since Spring 2016!), and we’ve seen the effects of a MARS driven world all too well.
This too is changing, as VENUS will pass MARS, just hours before the Full Moon.
Please find my VENUS / MARS blog post here, for more in-depth info (incl. the Sabian Symbol for their union).

  • What’s cooking for you, in the Conscious Cooperation Caravan?


Also JUPITER is coming to the end of its 11-month journey through LIBRA next week, on Oct 10, when it moves over the ‘Tipping Point’ into SCORPIO (until Nov 9, 2018).
Harvesting the LIBRAN gifts by JUPITER with questions like these can be quite fruitful:

  • What have you seen more clearly about relationships with significant others and yourself IN relatedness, over the last year? 
  • What did you attract in others as a reflection of yourself (missing parts, blind spots, shadow projection)?
  • Which important choices came up for you, and how did you go about choosing wisely?
  • How do you go about restoring inner and outer peace and balance, in a world of turmoil (JUPITER in LI has been opposed by URANUS in ARIES 3 times, in Dec 2016, March and Sept 2017)?

The area of life related to LIBRA in your chart is what has been ‘blown up’ so that there can be more space around it that allows for (mutual) growth.

‘Even’ good ole SATURN comes to the end of the SAG finish line soon – on Dec 19 – where it’s been since Sept 2015, challenging us to focus on the light and on what matters, in a world of distraction and disorientation.

Harvest review:

  • How do you stay on track on your intrinsic path?
  • When challenges and ‘obstacles’ show up, can you recognize them for what they are, adjust the course or our approach, and take the teaching and guidance?
  • How have you been able to not loose heart, with what you see in the world
  • What keeps you moving forward with your vision? Where’s your WHY?
  • Where does the journey go NOW, and what motivated you now, compared to 2 years ago?


We’re in the build-up time for this ARIES Full Moon that’s a ‘fierce midwife to URANUS’, the Awakener and Revolutionary Archetype.

When the BS hits the fan there’s no holding back – so much is bursting out now, as in ARIES – emergence / emergency. Quite the wake-up call, for The Feminine (MOON) and for The People.

In traditional Astrology, the MOON is the Archetype of the People vs. the SUN is the King / Queen / Ruler. I know, this societal model is outdated, and up for evolutionary change, but hey, it’s been symbolically still in effect, and currently again in full force, as seen in places like Catalunya striving for its independence from Spain (see yesterday’s Astro blog about it, with the charts of Barcelona and Spain).
It illustrates what’s going on and shaken up at so many places and in so many ways:
The People (MOON in ARIES) come out and stand up: “Hey, this is US, our Catalan identity can’t be repressed (PLUTO in CAP), our voice must be heard, we’re not in this anymore, and we might pro-actively declare our independence.” Suspense in Spain…

Speaking one’s Truth, and being on the Path is very ‘loaded’ now. The Full Moon will be in the central LEO part of ARIES, and URANUS is in the Sagittarian part of ARIES – linking over in a trine to SATURN in SAG – the end of ‘old stories and beliefs’.
What stories are wanna-be leaders trying to tell us?
We’re not living by ‘old stories and dogmatic laws and beliefs anymore.


Calling for a Revolution?

Angel_of_Revelation _W.Blake

Angel of Revelation, Painting by William Blake

The Inner Revolution and Liberation has begun for so many of us, in fact, is HERE when we wake up from the past, from the dream, from anything that keeps us from living in the NOW.

Since the ARIES FULL MOON is close to URANUS (and will meet URANUS on Oct 6, the door to spiritual awakening is open.

Upon waking up (“What a crazy nightmare was that???” or “Was I dull, not really alive, apathetic, and paralyzed?”), a freedom FOR a conscious new start, a new blossoming, and / or: An alert presence in the I AM can ‘take over’.


What’s LIBRA got to do with it?


It offers questions like:

  • What would be conscious (SUN) choices (LIBRA) that meet the need (MOON) to be authentically, fully YOU (ARIES)? Hint – it starts with: Choose Yourself!
  • What’s negotiable (LIBRA) and what’s a deal breaker (URANUS in ARIES)?
  • How could a partnership look like (LIBRA) that brings out the partners’ liberated beingness (URANUS in ARIES) where the light is reflected to one another?
  • Baby steps at a time (ARIES) are fine and normal.
  • Too much sitting on the fence, weighing and waiting (for the other to make a move, for ‘something’ to happen and tip the scale) doesn’t do it much longer. JUPITER ‘had it’ and crosses over the ‘Tipping Point’ into SCO on Oct 10. Choices create change!

Lots of questions to consider, says SUN / MERCURY, not far from JUPITER in LIBRA, on the other side of the ‘equation’.
Yet, i.m.o., being truly, spontaneously authentic in the Self naturally supports good choices, and things don’t ‘stick’ so much in relationships that need to be ‘ironed out’ again.
I know, it can be a balancing act to bring one’s true authentic Nature into relationship – but it’s actually more from the perspective of the conditioned Self an ‘issue’ than from the free, authentic Self.


And then, what a beautiful cosmic reflection showing up also tomorrow:

YinYang Infinite

The essence of timeless Tao Wisdom: Yin-Yang Balance is always dynamic and interwoven.

On the DAY of the ARIES (ruled by MARS) – LIBRA (ruled by VENUS) Full Moon will be also the union (every 2 years only) of VENUS and MARS (see today’s blog post for this theme)!

May cooperation (VENUS) rather than competition and confrontation (MARS) lead the way now!

May the world, humanity, and everyone of us be more / come back into integrity (VIR), and may right relationship/s in dynamic, ‘juicy’ synergy help us with conscious, creative cooperation!

VENUS goes into square with SATURN on Oct 8, and MARS on Oct 9:
Specifics and ‘details’ can make things complicated and create conflict and stagnation – or just need to be ‘ironed out’ to open the path for the YES.

VENUS will go into opposition with CHIRON in PISCES on Oct 10, and MARS on Oct 15:
Integrity in adaptive Fluidity can be the Medicine.


Voila – here is the chart for the exact ARIES – LIBRA Full Moon tomorrow Oct 5, at 11:40 am PDT, as viewed from Victoria BC:

AR - LI FM 2017

You see the Full Moon Axis of the MOON in mid-ARIES (with LEO undertone – Be Fully and authentically YOU!) not far from URANUS end of ARIES which is in mutually enhancing Fire trine with SATURN / LILITH in late SAG.
LILITH is now in the area pointing to the Galactic Centre where we deeply trust the ultimately Unknown – to reveal our True Nature in the ‘Journey’.

The SUN and MERCURY bring contrasting balance in mid-LIBRA (with an AQ undertone):

  • How can we consciously cooperate for Peace, Justice, Fairness, Equality? It takes a team / group / circle / humanity.
  • What’s a well-suited cooperation and partnership – esp. with others who show up in the area of life where LIBRA is in your chart?
    If they aren’t naturally compatible how can you bring yourself into balance and be at peace with what IS?

MERCURY will go into opposition with URANUS on Oct 15, and the SUN on Oct 19 (the day of the LIBRA New Moon) which can be quite a dilemma between ‘Us’ and ‘Me’ or convention and spontaneous action. It can also resolve the tension from JUPITER opp. URANUS since last Winter. May there be a consciously chosen win-win!

PLUTO, still stationary (went direct on Sept 29) in mid-CAP is the apex (= outlet) of a wide cardinal T-square with the Full Moon axis!

What does PLUTO in CAP point to, where can the change be sourced, and what can the state of things change into?

  • The Power of TIME and Timeliness.
    How do we know when’s the ‘right & ripe time’, esp. when making choices that involve / are dependent on others (LIBRA) while you might want to move forward or it’s not really your gig (ARIES)?
    Astrology helps through showing us the cosmic cycles, and how to align with them. Natural inner knowing and alignment helps too. Don’t let yourself get guilt-tripped (“You should do this for… them”) or pressured (“You should be already…. doing this”) in this ever so 24/7 production mode world (which isn’t really all that productive, if natural cycles of rest and regeneration aren’t honoured.
    So perhaps the Power of TIME means to slow down, smell the Roses, and let things naturally ripen until their Harvest time comes…?
  • Honouring the Elders, and Receiving Guidance.
    Elders may be biological Elders, Spirit Elders, the Spirit of the ‘Old World’…
    Being in (LIBRA) partnership with them, and guided (CAP) by and to them can be very powerful – IF you hear the call (SATURN, the ruler of CAP is now in SAG, testing us to find where the most important YES is).
  • Working Well with Resources. Being Resourceful.
    Which ties into Time and Natural Laws…

    Working respectfully with the cycles of nature, incl. our own nature, the human life cycle, and day-to-day cycles. CAP traditionally works with the Land, and cooperates with Nature. When and where is a good time / place to seed / plant / harvest?
    There’s simplicity and beauty in this. Can we apply it again more into our lives?
    CAP says: I use (I use what’s here and make the best out of it, I’m resourceful).
    The shadow would be to abuse, over-use, and the lack would be to under-use what’s sitting somewhere, and would be a helpful resource.
    Bottom line: Time for an inventory (LIBRA / CAP) / invent-ory (URANUS in ARIES).
  • Wisdom of the Body.
    The most obvious ‘earthly’ resource ‘close to us’ is our body, of course. Mid-CAP where PLUTO is now has also a TAURUS undertone – TAU rules bodily sensation.

    Don’t let yourself get de-stabilized from chaos and imbalance around (low grade experience of UR in AR). Find and stand your ground.
    So yeah, let’s definitely bring the wisdom of the body in, for wise choices, and empowering change, while being in our authentic Self!


JUPITER, on the brink of leaving LIBRA, will enter SCORPIO on Oct 10, to move through the Magical Zodiac zone until Nov 9, 2018.


Johfra Bosschart: VENUS rules LIBRA

The painting to the left by Johfra Bosschart contains a lot of esoteric symbolism.

I chose it to illustrate an important aspect of the transition from LIBRA to SCORPIO (upper part of the picture):

In the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Ibis-headed Thoth to the left with the double-serpent and Cow-headed Hathor to the right weigh the heart of the deceased (in an urn) against the feather of Ma’at (Goddess of Justice).
May in any significant choice point and transition our heart be unburdened, and as light as a feather!

The transition from LIBRA to SCORPIO is not only the ‘Tipping Point’ (the scales tip, the choice is being made – or it’s a ‘choiceless choice’! – and inevitably leads to change), but also an ‘Alchemy Point’ where ‘ingredients’ are ‘married’, to co-create something bigger than the sum of them.
If the ‘match’ is magical powerful change is afoot!
JUPITER into SCORPIO shows us opportunities to go into magical change – if we trust the Unknown.
Yet it also shows what’s hidden and covered, and makes it worthwhile visiting and digging deeply into our taboo, repressed, or emotionally (apparently) controlled experiences. To bring forth treasures that we might have buried from the world and ourselves. Who knows what comes from that?!
More to come, in a special JUPITER into SCORPIO blog post next week.
I felt called to offer JUPITER in SCORPIO Deep Dive Sessions, for the first month of JUPITER in SCORPIO (10 / 10 – 11 / 11), where we intentionally, and with the astrological map & compass, plus the synchronistic support of Voyager Tarot & Animal Spirit cards, go into, and focus on:
  • What’s being cleared away now, from your ‘inner basement / closet’?
  • Where is deep transformation now possible in your Life, what does it take to go INTO it, and how do you meet the landscape you meet there?
  • What’s the Alchemy that presents itself?
  • What does that mean for your ‘outer’ world, above the surface?

You can find out more about the Deep Dive Sessions at my FB Page Event.
If you’re new to my services I welcome you to get in touch before booking, if you have preliminary questions, and to get to know each other a bit before we ‘dive in’.


© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger




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Freedom from the Known, and FOR the Path of Heart! SAG SUN sextiles JUPITER, and conj. SATURN. AR MOON conj. URANUS, Dec 9 / 10

9 Dec

Opportunity & Break-free Days!
The SUN in SAG sextiles mighty JUPITER in LIBRA – golden opportunities to make wise choices, based on, and regarding fairness, justice, balance, right relationship bring FREEDOM, open new directions, and open the HEART!
The ARIES MOON meets URANUS (once a month) also today. Break through, break free, break open. It all starts NOW – and there’s only NOW.



Light on the Wintry Path, Photo by Melanie, Dec 6, 2016


Check out a little video clip from my St. Nicklas walk here 🙂
…and come back to the AstroNews blog afterwards (haven’t figured out how to create a hyperlink that opens a new browser window – tips welcome!).

As the SUN passes SATURN tomorrow Satur-N-Day (Yes, it IS the day of the week dedicated to Saturn) Dec 10 (another YAY of the week, happens once a year!), it’s so much easier to SEE the LIGHT and the bigger WHY through the eyes of consciousness (the SUN in SAG), beyond what’s presented itself to us / what we perceived (SAG has to do with seeing and perception) as ‘obstacles on the path’ over the last… year! (SATURN in SAG – since Sept 2015). We can see and acknowledge these obstacles and challenges as opportunities to grow beyond conditioning (‘Freedom from the Known’). And the need to set boundaries, and say NO to pursuing old, conditioned directions that we’ve outgrown (and if we ‘went there’ we’d just get more karma to unravel).

OH, and of course, SATURN in SAG says: Less is More, when it comes to unnecessary ‘junk’ and clutter (even in the name of ‘gifts’). What are the gifts that matter most? 

The Path of Heart prevails! So ‘simple’.



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