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MARS in TAURUS (Feb 14 – March 30): Slow and Steady Strength into Spring

14 Feb

Dear Astro Friend on Planet Earth,

Today, Feb 14, MARS left ‘his’ ARIES domain, shortly after ‘his’ grand finale, offering in ‘his’ bi-annual linking with URANUS on Feb 12 fierce ‘fire crackers’ or other surprise effects (like extended and substantial snow here on Vancouver Island), revolutionary and liberating energy outbursts!

To enter TAURUS where the ‘Warrior’ energy will dwell until March 30:
Pursue natural Desires, Be Fully EmBodied, and Enjoy Life with all your Senses
 (the new Chinese Year of the Earth Piggy is in par with that).

Yet Remain Unattached.
Be in Nature and in Your Nature!

Tactile Buds – Photo by Melanie, Feb 2019

 

Johfra Bosschart Taurus

Johfra Bosschart: Venus Rules Taurus (and the Martian Warrior Takes a Rest)

Spring is now hopefully for real on the doorstep here on the West Coast (thanks Goddess for granting the gift of patience!), as the Martian energy settles into TAURUS – inviting us to slow down, enjoy Life with all our senses, plant seeds, and take some time to relax…

…after perhaps battling the elements, or fighting with others, running and rushing here and there, starting a lot of fires, and being highly charged and challenged, under MARS in fast and furious ARIES at the start of the year (Dec 31 – Feb 14).
MARS in in its ruled sign ARIES is a fast, direct, initiatory energy, and brought up anger and the impulse to assert.

MARS in fiery ARIES came to a crescendo in the first half of February, when it squared PLUTO the Transformer on FEB 1, and joined forces with URANUS the Awakener / Electrifier on FEB 12.
How was that for you? 
Did you ‘jump’ – or ‘surf’ through it? Enlivened and energized? Or irritated and dealing with Power issues?
A catalyst energy for transformation and liberation it’s been… Perhaps something in you like in myself ‘suddenly’ shifted, affirming to ‘keep things simple’ and show up authentically.

 

MARS is our assertion / life force / vitality Archetype. 
It rules the Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura) – our power centre.
You know that sensation in the stomach when getting triggered…
Always good to check in and register what that has to do with the Ego. Yes, MARS is also the ‘Ego Planet’, expressing itself in ARIES rather direct and aggressively / assertively: “This is what I want and going for. And I’m doing it – actually: NOW.” Butting heads and flared-up battling can be an immediate effect when assertions conflict with one another. And yes, it’s been definitely an assertive time over the last 1 1/2 months…

Sheep Babies

Sheep Babies – baaaahh!

And / or it could have expressed as emergence and spontaneous action. Innocent. Baby steps.
Just going for it, trying out something new, rather than contemplating and ruminating.
ARIES is the first sign of the Zodiac. The Spring Lamb.

Hopefully we could channel the energy into this spontaneous, authentic action – and get up and start fresh when things were short-lived, or didn’t go anywhere.

 

With MARS now in TAURUS, the energy lends itself to slowwwing down, literally sitting and meditating, sitting with our initiatives and choices, smelling the fragrances of the (fingers crossed!) incoming Spring, cooking and tasting yummy food, listening to the sounds of music and the sounds of Nature, enjoying Life with all our senses, and honouring Mother Nature (every day is Earth Day!) and our earthly existence.
Fighting for Mother Earth and all her creations would be a natural MARS in TAURUS impulse, or rather resisting than actively fighting.

 

In its nearly 2-year cycle, MARS was in TAURUS the last time in March / April 2017.
We’re now coming full circle with what we planted and what took roots since then – esp. in the area of our lives relating to TAU in our charts (House, Planets, SUN, MOON, AC in TAU).
One thing that comes to mind for me from that time is new actions (MARS) I took in my business (ruled by TAURUS – yep, that meant also investing money – a Taurean domain too), and the patience required with seeing things ‘bloom’.
Looks like it’s time for more inspired action – and for ‘gardening qualities’ of patience and persistence.

In TAURUS, the first Earth Sign of the Zodiac, MARS

  • helps us with being grounded,
  • give more attention to our body and its natural desires,
  • and going for tangible, sensate experiences of being alive.
  • We tend to rather pursue security and stability than ephemeral adventures.
  • Our motivation to assert (MARS) what’s valuable (TAU) is strong – and can sometimes become rigid and stubborn (TAU when there’s attachment.

And hey, what’s REAL WEALTH?

 

On a deeper level, MARS in TAURUS helps us with grounding and embodying Spirit-in-Matter.
PLUTO and SATURN nowa-years in ultra-Earthy rock-solid CAP have us
lead by example – by being an embodiment of our intrinsic soul / spirit / essence.

MARS goes into Earth Trine alignment with SATURN on March 14, and with PLUTO on March 20, supporting acting / moving from Power-as-Simplicity and Body Wisdom.

In these MARS in TAURUS weeks, lets re-discover slowing down and enjoying the EmBuddha-ment (Embodiment without attachment)!

 

Buddha_Blessing

 


MARS in TAU in Earth Trine with SATURN & PLUTO in CAP just before / AT Spring Equinox is a welcome grounding and integrative upcoming Astro~Weather pattern, after a wilder Martian ride in ARIES at the beginning of this year. A good time to find inner ground in the big evolutionary changes, and to be clear where we stand.

It’s also an excellent energy to guard and protect sacred land and Mother Earth from exploitation and abuse of resources. MARS in TAURUS can harness resisting and defending energy, to be channeled into a deeper, evolutionary purpose.

 

Painting: Anima Mundi by Forrest Boden

MARS in TAURUS (Feb 14 – March 30) Meetings with other Cosmic Archetypes

Weekly (mostly on / just after the weekend), the MOON in fixed signs TAU, LEO, SCO and AQ meets, goes into square, and opposition with MARS.
Days to watch for, re: emotional re-actions / attachments / confrontation / resistance.

Be the wise and patient Buddha…

 

MARS in TAU itself goes into mostly ‘chill’ and mutually supportive aspects with the SUN, NEPTUNE, SATURN, MERCURY, and PLUTO.
Good to know – and not to ‘neglect’ / be lazy re: the gifts in this.


FEB 14
MARS enters TAU
Slow, Steady, Strong, into Spring

FEB 17
The MOON in LEO in square with MARS in TAU
Don’t let ego, pride, and stubbornness get the better of you / get involved in ‘theirs’. 
Be playful and enjoy Life.

FEB 23
The MOON in SCO opposes MARS in TAU
Feeling like someone / life / your deep-dark emotions poking and provoking you like El Toro being poked by the Matador?
Don’t turn the discomfort against you, go into brooding / pouting, or numb it with food. Better to go to the bottom of things, emotionally, and guided by your bodily sensations.

FEB 27
The SUN in PISCES in sextile with MARS in TAU
A ‘Spa Day / Evening’? Perfect day to chill, rest, and enjoy.

MARCH 3
The MOON in AQ in square with MARS in TAU
Conflict between your (or your friend’s / partner’s) need to socialize, and the Call of Nature, peace and calm? How can it be reconciled? Freedom matters.

MARCH 10
MARS in TAU sextile NEPTUNE in PI
Being calm, relaxed, and open to attune to and connect with synchronicities and miracles.

MARCH 11
The MOON in TAU conj. MARS
Time to cook up something yummy.

MARCH 14
MARS in TAU in  Earth trine with SATURN in CAP
Know where you stand, simply, clearly. Find Inner Ground.

MARCH 17
MERCURY retro (post conj. with the SUN) in PI sextile MARS in TAU
Let your Body guide you to be open for Messages.

MARCH 18 – here we go again, one lunar cycle later:
The MOON in LEO in square with MARS in TAU
Don’t let ego, pride, and stubbornness get the better of you / get involved in ‘theirs’. 
Be playful and enjoy Life.

MARCH 20 – Spring Equinox (first day of ARIES, ruled by MARS!) & Full MOON in LIBRA-ARIES!
MARS in TAU in Earth Trine with PLUTO in CAP
Harness resisting and defending energy, and channel it into a deeper, evolutionary purpose.

MARCH 21
VENUS in AQ in square with MARS in TAU
En-Joy with all your Senses, yet don’t get attached to your desires. Love is always Free.

MARS in TAU in quincunx with JUPITER in SAG.
Beyond wanting permanence there’s freedom in knowing what it’s all about…

MARCH 24 – rolling out the MARS – PLUTO (ruling SCO) dynamic:
The MOON in SCO opposes MARS in TAU
Go to the bottom of things emotionally, and guided by your bodily sensations.

MARCH 30
MARS leaves TAURUS and enters GEMINI
Find your Voice, and take Flight.

 

MARS in TAURUS (FEB 14 – MARCH 30) ushers two slow moving Archetypes into new Zodiac signs:

  • Shamanic CHIRON goes fully into (MARS ruled!) ARIES – already next week, Feb 18 – until Apr 14, 2027!
    The Medicine of Showing up Authentically!
  • URANUS – Archetype of the Awakener – leaves ARIES (since 2011) and fully enters TAURUS, on March 6 – the day of the New Moon in PISCES.
    Wake UP, Earthlings!

 

Dedicated to MARS in TAURUS,
in Earth Trine with SATURN and PLUTO in CAP – exact March 14 & 20:

 

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Medicine Wheel

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE HOPI ELDERS

You have been telling people this is the Eleventh Hour.
Now you must go back and tell the people that this is THE Hour.
Here are the things that must be considered:
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.

This could be a good time!

There is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel like they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.

Know the river has its destination.

The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off toward the middle of the river, keep your eyes open, and our heads above the water.
See who is here with you and celebrate.
At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves!
For the moment we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.

The time of the lonely wolf is over.
Gather yourselves!
Banish the word struggle from your attitude and vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we have been waiting for.

The Elders
Oraibi, Arizona
Hopi Nation

 

MARS in TAURUS in Your Chart & Life…

…can help your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planetary Archetypes in TAURUS and the area/s of life relating to the House/s where TAURUS is in your birth (and local) chart/s to being grounded in the strength of slow, steady, patient, and enjoyable Life Force. Sense it in your Body!

 

MARS in TAURUS now transiting in your… House relating to…:

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

2nd House:
Your Values, what you own, literally & metaphorically, your Business

3rd House:
Your Environment

4th House:
Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

5th House:
Your Creative, Playful, Inner Child and Lover

6th House:
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House:
Your Partners & Significant Others

8th House:
Your Involvement and Sharing with Others, Your Transformations

9th House:
What gives you Meaning, Your Wisdom, Inspiration, Path and Travels

10th House:
Your Purpose incl Career, Your Public Self

11th House:
Your Social Side – Engagement with Society, Groups and Friends

12th House:
Your Transcendent and Spiritual Self and Union with All-that-Is.

 

Feeling called to explore your own Cosmic Map, and how it can inspire you on your Earthly Journey?
Come over / let’s meet online, for Your private Astro session!

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Wishing You the Gifts of Slow, Steady Strength and EmBodied Enjoyment, with MARS in TAURUS!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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URANUS in TAURUS (Starts May 15) – Wake UP, Earthlings!

12 May

Whoa – a huge shift comes with the TAURUS New Moon on May 15 (just 3 1/2 hrs after):

URANUS, Archetype of the Awakener & Paradigm Shifter changes Zodiac signs, from ARIES where it’s been since 2011(!) into TAURUS!
For the first ‘test run’ phase, that is, until Nov 6 when it retreats back into AR, before it goes from March 6, 2019 on fully into TAU (until 2015 / 26 – yep, 7 years!).

And what a BOOM effect on top of it: 
On the same day, MARS moves from CAP into AQ which URANUS rules, to go into square with MARS in the following night (May 16 at 12:04 am PDT).
Quite a cathartic and catalytic stress / tension release, to set FREE what’s been held in for long.

 

For starters, check out the URANUS into TAU 2018 chart:

  • You can see in it also that the URANUS shift happens just after the TAU New Moon!
  • MERCURY will have just passed URANUS too, on Sunday May 13, at the very end of ARIES – ‘catapulted’ into TAU by URANUS.
  • Of course the square from MARS entering AQ also on May 15 (where it will be for a long time this year (due to retro this Summer).
  • And LILITH / PLUTO (‘higher octave of MARS) close together – LILITH will pass PLUTO on May 18 (once every 10 years)! A powerful pointer to be naturally empowered.
  • So yeah, all in all a power house – primed for surprises and breakthroughs.

 

I call the AR – TAU cusp the ‘Settling Point’ in the Zodiac. Usually the fresh original ARIES start-up energy settles here, fresh shoots take roots, and we find our ground and comfort. 
Rather un-settling with URANUS appearing, squared by MARS, you bet.
Let’s be with the energy wisely and creatively rather than resisting. TAU is the expert in this, that’s why URANUS isn’t ‘well placed’ in TAU, or rather: rocks the boat to shake up what’s too fixed.


URANUS entering TAU squared by MARS shifting into AQ feels like a liberation from slavery – literally: Freedom from ownership.
Freedom from what uses up our time and resources (CAP) that can be repurposed much more fulfillingly…
Where have you enslaved yourself / let yourself be enslaved by something you own / that ‘owns’ and occupies you, your time, your energy / money / resources?
And how can a movement towards collaboration and community (MARS in AQ) propel us forward?!

 

So cool – just saw that on May 14 would be Che Guevara’s 90’s (only!) birthday.
He was born on May 14, 1928, and of course became super instrumental in the Cuban Revolution of 1959. Born revolutionary warrior – with URANUS in early ARIES on his AC, and JUPITER to follow.
It was so great to tune into the multi layered spirit of Cuba incl. the revolutionary one, on a 3-week journey through the land with a friend, in 2012 – we didn’t even know it was under Che’s URANUS Return…

I’ll post his chart and some notes on May 14.

 

Another birthday synchronicity:
When I googled Krishnamurti‘s quote (and book) Freedom from the Known (so URANIAN, in a spiritual and multi-dimensional sense) yesterday May 11, I found out it was his birthday! He was born with AQ Rising – ruled by URANUS. 
And yes, Freedom from the Known is also a big motto for URANUS in TAURUS.

 

URANUS in its 84-year cycle hasn’t been in TAU since 1934 – 1942.
Depression of the World economy and World War II (with territorialism blended with fascism as triggers) – turbulent time for the Earth and the People for sure! PLUTO was in CANCER and LEO (entered at the onset of the war – destructive imperialism).

And before, 1851 – 1851 – era of the Gold Rush, agricultural revolution, following the invention of the mechanical harvester, and even more so consolidation of the industrial era.

That was also the decade when Moby Dick, Uncle Tom’s Cabin (owning it was made illegal in the Southern States!) and Darwin’s Origin of Species were published.

Chances are, URANUS in TAU will have a paradigm shifting effect on the economy – it might even bring or at least spark the spirit of the 3rd Industrial (or rather: post-Industrial / post-Capitalist) Revolution that’s not based on owning (TAU) but on sharing in a network (AQ, ruled by URANUS). Driven by Millennials who, other than their post-War parents don’t put much value on ownership of prestige objects like cars that need to be maintained while ‘plugging up’ the Planet in so many ways. Access to networks (like car shares, co-working office spaces, and other co-ops) is where it’s at.
I.o.w., sharing and collaboration instead of owning is FREEDOM (URANUS).

The Sharing Economy in combination with the exponential digital revolution encourages for information to be freely given out – which disrupts trad. industries and equals the playing field (URANUS) – we all can ‘produce’ books and videos with minimal ‘start-up’ costs and zero marginal costs (doesn’t cost more to produce more).

URANUS energy can be wired, excited, but also anxious, nervous, and not calm and present as TAU would recommend. I.o.w., we really really need to GROUND all that electrical energy that’s been ‘downloaded’ even more so now.

URANUS in AR (since 2011 – actually started on the DAY of the shocking Fukushima catastrophe) has brought an acceleration of alarming shifts and wake-up calls, everything has been ‘speeding up’ – esp. through URANIAN technology which also led to lots of start-ups and entrepreneurial opportunities. Seemed like we had to be pro-active and assertive (AR, ruled by MARS)  to ride this wave, otherwise life and constant newness rushes by (but funny enough, there’s always more newness…) – thrilling? Stressful?
The FOMO phenomenon is here with us now through constant new (not necessary quality) thrills and options served up by the media that we can’t keep up with.
Huge contrast however when being away from the ‘grid’, ‘simply’ in Nature or present with what IS, present as YOU (the big gift or AR).

What stood out under URANUS in AR (2011 – 2018/19) was the 7 (SEVEN!)-fold cardinal (dynamic) Square (a challenging yet creative conflict) from URANUS in AR to PLUTO in CAP, from 2012 to 2015.

Yeah, indeed, 2012 was just the beginning of massive changes:
Inner and outer unsustainable control structures have spontaneously / shockingly / liberatingly broken open. A Revolution – Evolution.
So many of us (incl. myself) were going through massive changes of old worlds ‘dying’ yet being renovated and ‘upgraded’ for a new life that’s free from the past, and alive in the NOW!
A caterpillar – butterfly effect.

No such dramatic processes for URANUS in TAU astrologically scheduled as the square with PLUTO.

Yet immediately a jolting wake-up call, with MARS square URANUS, and also (widely) to the Nodal Axis The square to the North Node in LEO and South Node in AQ will be exact in Nov when URANUS is back on the cusp to AR and the North Node on the cusp from LEO to CAN but already noticeable this late Spring / Summer / early Fall, as in: Be Creative, own your Life! 

 

As URANUS in TAU takes the shifts from Spirit and Energy (fiery AR) into earthy Matter this sounds to me like:
Building the New and Sustaining.
A New Earth. A New Embodiment. A New Relationship to Nature.

 

 

On the other hand, with URANUS in TAU we’re probably also move into universal beyond global (TAU) consciousness – liberating in a spiritual sense (yet there’s another side to it too, driven by technology – see below).
The global consciousness through globalization took off under PLUTO in SAG (1995 – 2008), and now things are established (PLUTO in CAP since). Those global military-industrial hierarchies and Plutocracies (rulership / power of the wealthy) seem to be hard to change – like moving mountains (CAP).

Yet my vision is for these socio-economic structures to change from within because the status quo (TAU) isn’t sustainable, and WE the People become fed up (UR in TAU) enough and FREE to not buy into their values anymore, more excited to outgrow them, and build the new.

My hope is that URANUS in TAU in combination with PLUTO and SATURN in CAP (until end of 2020 / 2023) also brings freedom away from consumer mentality that all these industries feed (agricultural  industry, information / entertainment industry, health industry, construction industry, education industry… you name it!) and feed off… away from least resistance / most comfort mode (shadow of TAU: “Feed me and I’m happy.”), and towards more creativity / owning agency,  simplicity and quality consciousness (CAP) – less IS more.

 

In the worlds of food and money / economy (TAU domains), we’ll see the most obvious shifts – which have to do with a change in values and innovation.

Maybe traditional values go out of the window?
Or, with SATURN and PLUTO in CAP until 2020 / 2023, are being freed up from the old and stuffy world that keeps people ‘in their place’. Along with that, yet older Earth traditions that are also liberating can be reinvented and modernized.
Those of us who value good natural food and resources will innovate and support solutions that make the world a garden again.

 
When it comes to money, we’ll probably see a push towards a cashless society.
Plus, new (yet unknown) forms of exchange and of placing value on goods and services can open up innovative ways of speeding up transactions, along with even more economic networks. This can bring a boost to the economy – as long as people have work and aren’t replaced by automation.
Yet it makes us also even more dependent on the electronic grid.

More opportunities for innovative business ventures come with URANUS in TAU too.
Everyone can be an entrepreneur and inventor: Come up with something ingenious that has value (suggest it, make it desirable!) and put it on the market. Experiment online (low cost).
The whole thing can of course also create a chaotic ‘Gold Rush’ like energy in the world of business.

When it comes to our bodies, I believe URANUS in TAU, together with CHIRON in AR (almost same period, 2018 / 19 – 2026), will bring revolutionary research and innovation in the healing field, and for our bodies. Thinking of epigenetics, and stem cell therapy as a major breakthrough which could become more accessible.

 

A huge shadow comes with the virtual (URANUS) reality (TAU) emphasis, and innovations pushing more and more into this arena (because it ‘sells’ / addicts people – online / gaming is more exciting than ‘3-D / 4-D reality’).
Many people ‘dwell’ (TAU) in their devices (UR), and spend less time in Nature, with ‘real people’, and perhaps even fully connected with their bodies (TAU). Compounded with the exponentially growing  overwhelm with information and choices this all leads to collective ADD. Advertisers rival for our attention and constantly interrupt the flow, or even the just focused reading of an article. Instant (URANUS) gratification (TAU) is rewarded and pursued.
So, ironically, the ingenious Genie in the device is wreaking havoc in the brain (stem!) of the ‘user’.
More research about this phenomenon will come out and more cures for such a pandemics need to be found….The not-so-news will probably shock those who were oblivious or not wanting to pay attention to the wake-up calls under URANUS in AR, before the body (TAU) gets ‘wired’ and electrified (UR).

Prevention suggestion: Be ON the ground of Mother Earth and in Nature more often! You’re FREE to break away / take breaks from the shackles of your handheld!
Play, be creative, loving, and self expressive (LEO North Node), rather than watching everybody else’s ‘show’ and turn into a nobody (AQ South Node).

 

Well, and the ‘universal consciousness’ I talked about above could also have expressions such as:
“Planet Earth isn’t sustainable anymore in the long run. We need to explore extraterrestrial settling (TAU) options” – ‘Freedom from the Earth'(!?).
I heard scientists talk pretty detached about this – and then there’s Elon Musk’s spectacular SpaceX project with the Mars mission focus…. (interestingly, E.M. was born with MARS retro next to his karmic North Node in scientific AQ which will be squared by URANUS the ruler of AQ in the next few years…).

Just yesterday, I saw (ironically on FB) a post by a friend re: Terraforming Mars.
Weird stuff i.m.o. / common / uncommon sense: Why playing Nature on a different planet, rather than regenerating Planet Earth?
Just an alert – more of these phenomena might show up and intended to be ‘sold’ to us now, with URANUS in TAU, along the lines:
“Here’s a great solution to the food & water crisis: Let’s bio engineer / geo engineer until the cows come home… 😉 “
“Here’s an ingenious idea to solve the issue of Life on Earth…: Life OFF Earth….!”

 

Ok, ok, back to our Home Planet, since foremost, that’s where it’s at:
WAKE UP, EARTHLINGS!
Earth is our Mother.
A Renaissance of Earth Consciousness.

 


 

TAURUS is the Zodiac energy relating to Mother Earth and her Beauty and Bounty, and where we appreciate our precious human embodiment:
Earth my Body!
If you haven’t heard this song and seen this ever so moving video with Nicole Sangsuree yet please do – her legacy before she was killed by a car!

And clearly:
The Earth doesn’t belong to us.
We belong to the Earth.

The Spirit of URANUS in TAU can also bring a Renaissance of Back to Nature / incl. communal farming, as more and more people opt out of the status quo of nature congestion, and de-natured food, and want more freedom while working / living with, not at the expense of the Earth.

And the Earth itself might release lots of built-up stress and pressure.
The recent Kilauea quake and volcanic eruption is a precursor…
The Ancient, Sacred Earth showing her Power.

Wake-up calls is what URANUS is famous for.
Freedom from complacency, indulgence, and taking wayyy too much time (shadows of TAU), and Freedom for a new Earth Awareness.
We really can’t wait another decade or 5 to do anything about getting our act together (is also what SATURN, LILITH, and PLUTO in CAP say).

The Awakening to a new Earth Awareness, reflected through URANUS in TAU will affect food, money / value exchange, and economy / ecology, and calls for innovative solutions in a volatile world.

 

Our connectedness with all of Earth’s Beings is being (re)awakened now (if it hasn’t already) – which spurs us into action and can shake others up too.
Perhaps to stand up, rise up, and speak up for those sentient Beings who can’t speak for themselves and need to be protected before it’s too late.

Loving this quote by Eckhart Tolle (from: A New Earth):
“Once there is a certain degree of Presence, of still and alert attention in human beings’ perceptions, they can sense the divine life essence, the one indwelling consciousness or spirit in every creature, every life-form, recognize it as one with their own essence and so love it as themselves.”
Speaks also to LILITH / PLUTO – being in our True Nature, as Nature, in Nature.

 

Where do you stand in this?
What’s new and freeing in your relationship to Mother Nature?
What’s shifting for you?

Those of you born with URANUS in SCO (Dec 1974 – Apr 1975, and Sept 1975 – Nov 1981) will have their URANUS Opposition in the years of URANUS in TAU – an awakening / liberation in mid-life which can be a huge catalyst for radical life changes.

All of us (independent of age) esp. if we have SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in TAURUS (or in LEO, SCO, AQ) are in for surprises too, and we’ll get a Uranian ‘kick in the butt’ to be liberated and reinvent ourselves esp. in the area of life related to our TAURUS House in the chart.

 

Let’s explore how this shows up for YOU, and in the World (symptoms are already manifesting) in our
Special Astro Parlour on WED May 16:
URANUS in TAURUS – Wake UP, Earthlings!

If you rather or additionally would like to come to a private zoom-in session for your URANUS in TAU Themes – let’s do that (at 11% discount off my reg. rates).

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Blessings for this shift of URANUS going into TAURUS!
May it be both liberating and re-grounding for you!

 

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

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Astrological Wesak Moon Apr 29, 2018: Let Buddha Nature Emerge!

28 Apr

WESAK MOON BLESSINGS,
Dear Reader in the Astrology ComMOONity!

 

The Wesak Moon is celebrated by the Buddhist world Sangha (community), in honour of the birth, attaining of enlightenment, and passing of Gautama Siddhartha, the Buddha, who walked the Earth more than 2500 years ago, and set a model for the Living Buddha in all of us.

Yes, the ‘Full Moon in May’ traditionally marks the Wesak Moon in Buddhist cultures and that falls this year actually only on May 29, with the MOON in SAG and the SUN in GEM.

I’d suggest to also honour and align with the SCORPIO MOON – TAURUS SUN polarity as the astrological Wesak Moon (see chart below).
It expresses the gist of basic Buddhist teachings, which in turn can help us understand and transform the core of the matter  with TAU – SCO!

 

One essential question in Buddhism is:
Why do we humans suffer, or are even ‘just’ dissatisfied / discontent 
(‘dukkha’) in life ?

The answer is simple and obvious – yet still, it’s over and over again revolutionary to see it this way (why do we forget?!):
Because of our attachments to what we desire, and their frustration – not getting what we want, and not being able to get rid of the unwanted and painful. Which is… very TAURUS – SCORPIO!
And yes, there’s a difference between physical pain and human suffering (which implies choice)!

The Buddhists would suggest two ‘ways out’ of the quagmire of suffering:
1) To be aware that nothing really lasts forever, everything is impermanent. This world of phenomena is in constant flux and change – we better get used to it, and become free through that realization.
2) Walking the ‘Middle Path’, a.k.a. the practice of the Noble 8-fold Path (right speech, right livelihood, right samadhi….) brings intrinsic happiness.

May the astrological Wesak Moon and the Buddhist Wesak Moon bring golden opportunities for insights and practice that set us FREE!

 

SCO – TAU Full Moon Themes – that are UP NOW

Fixed, earthy TAURUS (ruled by VENUS) is all about embodiment, enjoyment of life-on-Earth, sensuality, assimilation (food and stuff), and value. A substance building energy.
Immersed in the realm of  TAURUS, as in the full bloom of Spring, we celebrate the physical senses, comfort and pleasure, everything that creates security and grounding, and grows over time.

Taurean energy takes roots, builds, cultivates, and conserves, like a gardener, farmer, and good custodian of the Earth. TAU likes to attract what’s pleasant, to experience it via the senses, to eat, assimilate, gather and accumulate, to settle and to claim ownership and territory.
TAU slows down, after the fast and furious ARIES energy, and favours predictability and patience; therefore habits and routines are formed. Its orientation is very life affirming, yet can obviously lead to attachment to the known and comfortable, to the material and worldly plane in general, and to physical satisfaction, hording, and greed. TAU has a strong resistance to change and to pain.

SCORPIO (ruled by PLUTO) carries transformation medicine.
The fixed deep water sign SCO (picture: lake or pond), in contrast to the ‘above ground’ Taurean world takes us to emotionally intense, uncomfortable, ‘ugly’ places where the ‘muck’ and hidden, often covered or repressed emotional material sits.

Just as the leaves rot and go under the earth in late Oct – late Nov, the Scorpionic energy takes us to the ‘grand mystery’ of the intangible, and to emotionally deeply affecting processes that have nowhere to go but down and through, so that the alchemical work can be performed.
SCO penetrates the underground / underworld / underbelly, which can be a painful process (TAU – SCO also represent the pleasure – pain, and life – death axis). This is where deep ‘down under’ transformational ‘digestion’ of what’s actually already dead needs to happen, be purged, and eliminated.
Our very ‘human humus’ and shadow can’t be just ‘gotten rid of,’ or ‘hidden away’. It’s here to be fully processed, so that it becomes a ‘fertilizer’ for renewalThe Alchemy of Life.

Scorpio

SCORPIO is for the MOON the most ‘challenging’ sign.
While the MOON is considered ‘exalted’ in TAU, it is considered ‘in fall’ in SCO – here’s why:
The MOON represents emotions, our instinctual mind (in a broad sense of body-mind, feeling-mind), and our needs and habits which by nature long for nourishment and sustenance.

 

TAU is the sign that provides such sustaining delivery and assimilation – intake through feeding and reliable presence… whereas SCO represents necessary detoxifying elimination, often through painful processes. That’s not what our Lunar side (representing also our Inner Child) is most comfortable with, to put it mildly.

Under a SCO MOON (whether we’re born with it, have it by astrological Progression for 2½ years every 29 years, or whether the MOON in SCO for 2½ days per month affects us), we’re instinctively sensitized towards the need to purge and to ‘get rid of’ what’s toxic and outlived, what controls us, and doesn’t allow us to be free in a deeper sense.
The process calls us to go into the ‘mouth of the monster’ and through its bowels even, while our head and ego might severely protest and resist.

A SCO MOON experience can lead us to the deepest abyss of our inner worlds, yet is an opportunity to take us through it, and be regenerated and transformed through the process.

 

Mother and Child, by Pablo Picasso (1921). Picasso *Oct 25, 1881 was born under a strong TAU (4 Planets) – SCO (Sun and Mercury) axis.

The SCO Full Moon happens often close to Mother’s Day.
It’s ‘normal’ to have difficult feelings round mother(hood), as a mom or as a daughter / son, at this time of year – could be related to wounds around early bonding, abandonment, or abuse.

A time to go deep into the core of it  and let the pain and woundedness process. JUPITER this year in SCO – the Wesak MOON will be close to it – brings a LOT up to process that’s usually hidden and helps us a lot with awareness and transformation.
So much ARIES activation recently too – encouraging us to be authentic in our process
(no sugarcoating, and playing nice).

The SCO / TAU Wesak Full Moon each year is a fully solar illumined (therefore the most potent) SCO MOON that reveals our deepest needs for transformation. A golden (even if darkly covered) opportunity, says JUPITER. 

With our conscious Self (represented by the SUN) we have to patiently stay and ‘sit with’ (TAU quality) what comes up from the depth, for the processing.

‘Mother’s Month’ Astrology sessions are here to help you shed light on your Mother Themes, and get the process going. Sessions for moms or for everyone with a Mother themed focus are 20% off until end of May. Get in touch with me if you’d like to hear more about it, or discuss how it can be beneficial for you.

 

Early Morning Prayer. Photo by Helga Hendricks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Buddhist tradition, the image of the peaceful Buddha floating on a (Taurean) Lotus flower that blossoms so purely and beautifully while rooted in the (Scorpionic) mud swamp, represents the enlightened quality, rooted in real-life human suffering and compassion.

Where do your swampy roots show up, these days?
Can you ‘sit’ with it all, open to the light of consciousness?

The Wesak Full Moon is a magnificent divine and meditative moment-in-time, when transformation (SCO) can be anchored (TAU).
Our attachment to desires and longing for what we want and don’t have, or ‘even’ to pain / suffering / complaining / feeding those ‘hungry ghosts’ (TAU) that show up in obvious or subtle personal and collective / cultural addictions and compulsions (more consumption, information, work, entertainment, nothing’s ever enough…).
All these manifestations of  attachments can be put into the bonfire of the soul (SCO) so that the deep Alchemy can do its job.

 

YinYang Infinite

The YIN-YANG is a perfect symbol for balancing the Yin / Lunar and Yang / Solar influences in us, under each Full Moon, esp. under this astrologically potent (SCO – TAU) and spirited Wesak Moon.

As above so below and within….
We ARE the field, and the buddhic catalysts for evolution and liberation…

 

 

Here is the Astrological Wesak Full Moon chart:

 

The FULL MOON will be exact at 5:58 pm PDT on Sunday Apr 29.
Our friends on the East Coast can experience the Full Moon (at 8:58 pm EDT) just after Moonrise!

Let’s see what the COSMIC MAP reveals:

The Full Moon holds the ground, and ‘underground’, through the fixed TAU – SCO axis.
We really need anchoring of wildly moving energies lately.
Once again, so much to process, esp. since mid-April:

  • The ARIES New Moon on Apr 15 came with ‘stormy’ MERCURY in ARIES (went direct on Apr 15) and SATURN in CAP (went retro on Apr 17) – both in sharp square with each other (exact this week, Apr 25) – ouch! Communication collisions / confrontations anyone?
    No need to put up with patronizing put-downs. Yes to standing our ground in inner authority, calmly setting boundaries, and wisely backing off as discourses would turn into fights that are a waste of time and energy.
  • With CHIRON having entered ARIES on Apr 17 emerging from losing ourselves in overwhelm, chaos (PI) and showing up as our authentic Self is very healing, one baby step at a time. And, in CHIRON fashion, it teaches others what’s possible, and encourages them too.
  • As MARS in CAP passed SATURN on Apr 2, LILITH on Apr 17, and PLUTO on Apr 26, energy has been freed up from resistance, fear, giving power away to external authority, and is available for us to be in our authentic nature-all power. From there we can do the work with the energy we have – and work more smoothly and empowered with natural energy and resources (inner and outer).

So yeah, we’ve needed time to process and ‘sit with’ these themes, to be aware of their deeper nature, and to let them process and transmute, for their inner purpose.
The CAP Re-Purpose Alliance says: Transform (let Nature and Higher Power transform!) and use everything – for its highest purpose – always a game (or: out-of-game) changer! 

 

Now What?
The Astro Wesak Full Moon in SCO – TAU, in its strong electromagnetic field around Planet Earth, catalyzes and ‘downloads’ the other cosmic dynamics:

For one, and most obviously (even literally, with the naked eye if skies are clear): JUPITER in SCO!

The Full Moon approaches JUPITER, and goes conjunct with it on Apr 30 at 12:11 pm PDT.
For reference, this is the only Full Moon that catalyzes JUPITER in SCO (Oct 10, 2017 – Nov 8, 2018), and reversely the only time this year a Full MOON gets charged up by JUPITER!
Since JUPITER entered SCO in Oct 2017 issues have been revealed that are usually going on behind the scenes / in the underground, and which evoke deep responses and show where profound change for the better is soo due (“Me too!” started just days after JU went into SCO, FB data privacy breach / Cambridge Analytics scandals, school shootings…).
Those and similar intimate / hidden / covered / emotionally painful processes are now coming back to be deeply felt (SCO Full Moon) and transmuted from within (JU retro). This leads to empowerment from within, which has to do with self respect and being respected (JU sextile with LILITH / PLUTO / MARS in CAP).

 

13 Indigenous Grandmothers, with the white scarves offered to them by HH the Dalai Lama…

Speaking of respect and CAP:
The TAU SUN is in trine with SATURN retro in CAP, calling for common sense (not to be mixed up with maintaining the status quo). 

What would the Earth and the Elders say???

In consult sessions with clients who have placements in CAP and a transit from PLUTO, I often ask them: How would Mother Earth be with this phase or situation of yours?
Going deeply into such an inquiry can restore living from Natural Law – which might appear simpler and slower, more patient, going with one’s natural rhythms and cycles, respecting our inner nature and Nature more. Being more sustainable in the long run.

 

The SUN has for one week ‘settled’ into the Taurean season (since Apr 19) after passing URANUS (on Apr 18):
Be conscious, awake and fresh in the NOW – this is IT, you are HERE!

URANUS is still close to the SUN, so we experience the polar opposite to the super deep (JUPITER enhanced) SCO Full MOON the bright liberating Solar / Uranian consciousness!
What a polarity to integrate – what a sacred marriage of rich, fertile Inner Depth and bright outer Light!

URANUS will actually enter TAU for its first phase, on the DAY of the TAU New Moon, May 15 (until Nov 6, and then fully from March 6, 2019 on, until 2025 / 26).
That’s Big News – one of the major shifts of 2018 / 19!
And this is the Full Moon that brings it out already, on the side of the SUN in early TAU!

This is to the Buddha Nature that reveals itself always freshly – in Nature and in YOU!
Even (often especially) in and through our darkest times!

 

The Sun Rules Leo – Painting by Johfra Bosschart

As you see in the chart, the Full Moon axis of MOON (close to JUPITER) in SCO and SUN in TAU (close to URANUS) squares the North Node of the Moon in LEO (and hence also the South Node in AQ)!
Astrologically a fixed T-square / Grand Cross (with SN extension)!

Lots of tension / stress that’s been built up, held, contained, and stuck (fixed) calls to be creatively expressed through ‘the best of LEO’ – a loving Heart, generosity, and childlike playfulness!

Show yourself more fully from your Heart, and in your true colours (rather than overcompensating with ‘trying to look good) – and of course, that includes the darker sides too which teach us so much, and transmute ‘muck’ into Gold.


Understandably free loving self expression doesn’t always come easy and natural like this right away… Start with giving yourself permission to express and purge your otherwise hidden and controlled ‘dark feelings’.
Like yep, as I said above, no need to put up with abuse of power and lack of integrity. Let your Inner Child show you what’s hurtful, and be a good Inner Parent / Inner Elder (SATURN now retro) to him / her. See where the process goes, and let the Heart lead!

Less is more, when it comes to AQ South Node low vibrations / qualities that drain us:
Being dissociated, alienated, indifferent, blase – arrogant, remote, or just watching the show of others’ fun and playful creativity without creatively playing ourselves.

 

So yeah, the Inner Buddha is the Loving and Beloved Child in us!

 

Come join us at our WESAK MOON Astro Circle on Sunday eve!

Indoors for the Astro ComMOONity part – with everyone’s chart involved, and outdoors thereafter if skies are clear to greet the risen FULL MOON over the ocean.
You and your friends are welcome (esp. but not exclusively with SCO – TAU in your chart) in person if you’re in Victoria or of course online!
Please let others know about it too. Merci!

 

Let Buddha Nature Manifest!
Love & Blessings on this Astrological Wesak Moon – and Beyond!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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If you feel the resonance with the themes above,  and you could use support in your journey drop me a line, and we can set up a private Astrology consult session, or initial 20-min orientation talk, to find out what would be the best course of action.
Maybe it’s time to fully benefit from a 3- or 5- sessions coaching sequence?
Just email me (licht@islandnet.com) if you’d like to discuss options.

Please find upcoming Astrology workshops and classes, embodied Astrology, as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. videos, on my FB Page:

Astrology for Self Realization.
Welcome!

Check out the upcoming offer:
May ASTRO*Spa for Moms – Starry Gifts 20% off & 2-for-1 Sessions!

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VENUS into TAURUS (March 30 – Apr 24): Enjoying Life-in-Spring!

29 Mar

Johfra Bosschart: Venus Rules Taurus (and the Martian / Aries Warrior Takes a Rest)

SPRING comes into full bloom, as VENUS enters TAU tomorrow March 30!

Time to settle, enjoy Life-in-Spring, and our auspicious embodiment.

A beautiful, sensuous energy – ahhh!

Your TAURUS SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets and the House TAU occupies in your chart become a magnet, while VENUS travels through, until Apr 24.

Let VENUS show you how to slow down, cultivate pleasure and the arts, be in nature, and let your body be a temple of joy!

 

Spring by Italian Renaissance Painter G. Arcimboldo

Not really stressful, rather a calm, grounding, and powerful ‘weather’ for VENUS in ‘her

own’ TAURUS abode (one of the Zodiac signs ‘she’ rules)…

Sighhh of relief, after the (hopefully cathartic, possibly disruptive) URANUS contact exact on March 28, and the intense square with PLUTO, exact on March 23, while ‘she’ was in ARIES.
Hope you didn’t ‘sign up’ too fast, too furiously for a liaison of all sorts.
Thankfully, MERCURY retro in ARIES presently, and JUPITER in SCO this year are helping us too to not take things at face value….


So here they are:

VENUS in TAURUS Aspects (Dynamics with other Planetary Players) during the month of APRIL:

 

  • APR 7 & 10 (active all week):
    VENUS in TAU will go into realistic Earth Trine with the MOON and SATURN in CAP (Apr 7), and with MARS in CAP (Apr 10).
    Are you drawn to traditions, Elders, traditional values, working with the Earth, in a respectful and fulfilling way? You attract what you value, says VENUS.
    This is also a good time to attract people with whom to build and work, based on shared values.
    Rather than going for quick rush / quick fix, enjoy solid quality incl. quality time and what matters in the long run.
    Opportunities to attract / re-activate quality connections – from a place of integrity, simplicity, and maturity – more enjoyable!

 

  • APR 12 (active Apr 11 – 13 which is FRI the 13th – a VENUS / MOON Day of the Sacred Feminine!):
    VENUS (in ‘her’ own sign of TAU) will go into ‘sexy’ sextile with NEPTUNE in its ‘own’ sign PI (and the MOON in PI too – where VENUS is exquisitely ‘exalted’ – the LOVE-in-Unity)). 
    Let’s bring ourselves into a good vibration, literally being by the water / in nature in general, and let Mother Earth absorb and transmute our ‘stuff’, let go, release, and reconnect from there. Let’s be open, enjoy Life-in-Spring, attract from a loving vibration, and allow the Universe to bring you goodies!

 

  • APR 14:
    VENUS in TAU in Earth Trine with LILITH in CAP.
    Be in Nature, and in Your True Nature. Always the Best!
    Not that this inspiration ‘goes away’ when the aspect weakens a few days later.
    It’s a timeless theme, accentuated with accentuated growth opportunities mid-April.

 

  • APR 17:
    VENUS (and the MOON) in TAU will go into Opposition with JUPITER  retro in SCO, and into Earth Trine with stationary PLUTO in CAP.
    This is also the day when SATURN will go retro, and CHIRON will (temporarily) enter ARIES, plus the late AR SUN will pass URANUS on APR 18.

    A day ‘loaded’ with Planetary shifts and alignments. Earthy VENUS and her ‘allies’ are good balance.
    Groundedness and slow enjoyable pace and presence are beautiful and powerful – connected in the natural power of Life-in-Spring – while change is the only permanent.

 

  • APR 24 (two days after EARTH DAY):
    VENUS enters GEMINI (until May 19).
    De-Lightful Connections.

 

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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