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Navigating the Seas of Change – NEPTUNE going direct, and JUPITER in SCO trine NEPTUNE in PI (exact Dec 2)

21 Nov

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Neptunian ‘Portrait’ by NASA’s Hubble     

Have you been overwhelmed, in a maze or daze, blah mode, aimless, passive, confused, depressed, drifting, dreaming, feeling disillusioned, feeling like checking out, escaping ‘reality’ and going into your ‘bubble’,  and / or ‘hooked’ on something that has turned into a (secret or not so secret) addiction? 

Let alone being exposed to the pervasive effects of the the ‘media showers’… SO much to process…

That’s what a low grade expression of NEP-TUNE’s turnaround mode could look like, amplified by JUPITER in SCO.
Which can easily happen, these days… been there.

 

NEPTUNE is mid-Nov to early Dec 2017 one of the focal points in the Astro~Weather, since it will change direction from Earth perspective tomorrow Nov 22 (happens twice a year, going from direct to retro, and, like this time, retro to direct), and NEPTUNE will be also trined by JUPITER on Dec 2 (a transit that’s active mid-Nov to mid-Dec).
It’s a good idea to be aware of the NEPTUNE Archetype, and able to recognize what’s up when we’re getting ‘hooked’, what alternative higher vibrational expressions may look like, and how to tune into those.

NEPTUNE is a transpersonal planet – actually the ‘higher octave’ of VENUS. In other words, we are personally attracted to and connected with another via VENUS, while NEPTUNE is about being connected. (period). 

It can be super simple to actually live in that fluid awareness of connectedness, when we don’t go into the illusion of separateness (which the mind, the ego and other gremlins constantly try to lure us into).

Does it take extra stimuli (maybe ever increased dosage) to lose ourselves in something, and drop our sense of separate identity?
Or can you immediately, already BE in the space which the promise of having / doing such and such…. pretends to take you to?

I saw a video based on Gabor Mate’s work (couldn’t retrieve it – maybe you find it), along the lines that addictions are also an expression of the need for connection – and when authentic human connections or spiritual connectedness aren’t available one might develop a connection (which seems controllable but starts to control you) to substances or behaviour.
All very NEPTUNIAN…

 

Neptune Rules Pisces.
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

NEPTUNE is nowa-years in its own domain PISCES:

(2012 – 2026 – only 1/3 into PI, actually)

All is fluid, ever changing, everything is always here. There is nothing constant about life, about you, yet something permeates existence. Big paradoxes. Wherever you go, there you are. Yet where is the Self to be found?
The ‘Unified Field’ where Quantum Physics and Spirituality meet…

Collectively / societally speaking:
Humanity and all life forms are interconnected – which is inevitably obvious (well, some sadly in political power are sadly blind to this!) on all levels, ecologically, climate wise, via the media, politically, economically, and culturally.
And of course enhanced through media & social media.

 

As NEPTUNE turns from retro (since mid-June) to direct, on Nov 22, the NEPTUNIAN energy can show up more outwardly, and we can ‘move forward’ again, rather than ‘backtracking’ into retro-PISCES realms which could be literally old PISCES Age modes of Victim – Perpetrator – Savior.
Check in where you’ve slipped into that co-dependent triad, like feeling victimized and paralized…?
Moving forward can literally mean with NEPTUNE in PISCES (and we’ve seen it since 2012): A Wave, a Movement.
Which per se is a ‘neutral phenomenon’, a collective availability / exposure (NEP) that can be ‘hijacked’ by any agenda, with effective ‘marketing’ / propaganda (as SATURN in SAG, square NEPTUNE in PI has shown us abundant evidence of – the square was exact in early and late 2015, and June – Sept 2016).

What’s the Spirit of the Wave you want to be consciously part of that expresses deep change for the better (JUPITER in SCO)?

 

JUPITER – NEPTUNE ‘Blend’

JUPITER, in trine with NEPTUNE…

… can show us not only what’s BIG (well, this!) but also what the guidance could be, in this multidimensional labyrinth.

JUPITER is the ‘Mentor’ Archetype – here to support us, and help us ‘outgrow’ what prevents us from being free and in our full potential.

This year’s JUPITER in SCORPIO (Oct 10, 2017 – Nov 9, 2018) shows there’s SO much ‘in the closet’, wrapped around hidden agenda, repressed stuff, esp. about ‘uncomfortable’, shameful things that need to be seen and moved through. The process that takes us deeper than where we ‘normally dwell’ can also reveal ‘hidden treasures’, esp. of a psychological and spiritual nature.

 

Big Wave Surfer Maya Gabeira

 

In what ways and areas can you go into the Dark now – not a hiding place but unseen inner spaces which can be rich ‘fertilizers’ for your growth?
A Water Trine – like the one from JUPITER to NEPTUNE suggests going with the flow and adapting, surfing with the situation, diving deeply in (SCO) but also letting go (PI) as needed…

What would the inner spiritual (NEPTUNE) guide / guru (JUPITER) say to a situation you’re dealing with and that might seem overwhelming and entangled (PI) and / or out of control (SCO)?

 

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“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

Deeply moving and connecting chants, Yoga, and other physical – spiritual practices (don’t just drift off, grounding in the body is important), and other containers for the interwoven fabric of life are good medicine for these times.

Being IN the world, yet not OF the world.

Not escaping from the ‘real world’ but going more deeply into resonance, to experience oneness, and let go / release from there with compassion.

 

Here is gift that found me again – passing it on to you, and letting the wave and the sound of the soundless bell permeate…

 

T’ich Nhat Hanh

The Great Bell Chant
Read by Thich Nath Hanh.
Chanted by brother Phab Niem

“May the sound of this bell penetrate deeply into the cosmos.

Even in the darkest space living beings are able to hear it clearly,

So that all suffering in them may seize,

And understanding comes to their heart.

And they transcend the path of sorrow and death.

The universal Dharma door is already open.

The sound of the rising tide is heard clearly.

The miracle happens.

A child appears in the heart of a lotus flower.

One single drop of this compassionate water

Is enough to bring back the refreshing Spring to our mountains and rivers.

Listening to the bell, I feel the afflictions in me dissolve.

My mind calm. My body relaxed. A smile is born on my lips.

Following the sound of the bell,

My breath brings me back to the safe island of mindfulness.

In the gardens of my heart

The flowers of peace bloom beautifully.”

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

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NEPTUNE in PISCES retro (June 16 – Nov 22) – and MOON / NEPTUNE today: Connectivity without Co-Dependency

16 Jun

Have you recently felt overwhelmed by information and possibilities, yet going nowhere?
Where is this going? What’s the direction?
Have you been questioning everything?
Have you been in a maze, blues, blah mode, aimless, passive, confused, maybe even depressed, drifting, dreaming, feeling disillusioned, disappointed, feeling like checking out and escaping ‘reality’ lately,  and / or ‘hooked’ on something that has turned into an addiction?

Seems like you’re tuning into a low grade expression of NEP-TUNE’s turnaround mode, with a ‘dash’ of SATURN / LILITH in SAG. Which can easily happen these days.
Why?

 

NEPTUNE is a V.I.P.

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Neptunian ‘Portrait’ by NASA’s Hubble – Doesn’t it look like tie dyed? 🙂

= a Very Important Planet this month, since it’s on a turnaround course (twice a year) from Earth perspective, exact today, June 16, hence moving very slowly all of June, and becoming an energetic focal point.
NEPTUNE will be retro until Nov 22 (a yearly rhythm of 5 months retro / 7 months direct).

Good to be aware of the NEPTUNE Archetype, and able to recognize what’s up when we’re getting ‘hooked’, what alternative higher vibrational expressions may look like, and how to tune into those.

 

NEPTUNE has been also involved in the SAG – GEM Full Moon on June 9, and is presently activated by a square from LILITH in SAG (exact June 21) and a water trine from MARS in CANCER (exact on June 25):

Surfing the energy field that is naturally available, dancing with Life, surrendering to what-IS, moving with care and compassion, holding space in Oneness, riding energy waves with flow and ease, without resisting nor getting unhealthily entangled or enmeshed in co-dependency (shadow of PI), is the way to (Let) Go.

 

We are all in THIS together…

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June 8 was World Oceans Day, raising awareness for the Beauty and vital Importance of the World Oceans.

Just as the Oceans and atmosphere connect us, we are now (well, always have been, but perhaps even more aware, since CHIRON and NEPTUNE have been in PI, 2010 and 2012) experiencing how everything connects with everything, in a limitless energetic continuum. The veils between dimensions, incl. Time and Space have become more and more permeable.

 Remember when people were talking about the theory of ‘six degrees of separation’ , but hey – since NEPTUNE moved into PISCES (2012 – 2026) the experience of separation through Time and Space has more and more morphed into interconnectedness anyway. Internet and media allow (or hook?) us to be continuously plugged in and connected (at least to and through technology – which is now omni-available, ever since NEPTUNE sailed through AQ from 1998 – 2012).

We’re swimming in, or rather: AS, a collective and universal field of energy – all connective and vibrational, atmospheric and boundary-less. 
Well, solid form is an illusion anyway.

 

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Oceanic Evening Glow – Photo by Melanie

 

Since the slow moving planets NEPTUNE (2012 – 2026) and CHIRON (2010 – 2018) are in PISCES, there’s a flood of influences and confluences, maybe overwhelming (NEPTUNE), and weakening / or we might feel vulnerable (CHIRON).
Our individual (which is of course an illusion) identity that experiences him / herself separate, yet has a need to feel connected.
Where to turn?
How to turn connectedness on?

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The last 1 1/2 years of the South Node in PISCES and the North Node in VIRGO (Fall 2015 – Spring 2017) showed us how important it is to discern what to immerse ourselves into, and how to find healthy (re)alignment in ourselves – the body is a temple – what do you allow to come in? What are healthy alignment practices and rituals to keep us in integrity, AND connected?

Yoga has become a big phenomenon, and a lot of people turned to a spectrum spiritual (PI) practices (VIR) – all showing the way (SAG) to / AS the ONE (PI).

 

So, what’s with codependency?

PISCEAN energy is about connection.
It’s a transpersonal, universal energy though. When ‘drawn into’ inter-personal realms, there can be a need to connect into a no-boundary / ‘endless’ state with someone that’s quite unhealthy, and doesn’t allow for breathing space or closure, often based on various early life experiences (often neglect, confusing bonding, or overwhelm / abuse) that the PISCEAN ‘person’ unconsciously tries to compensate for, to ‘get the loving connection’, yet s/he might re-attract similar situations as s/he looks for love at the wrong places with the same vibration.

A while ago, I saw a video based on the experiences and teachings of Gabor Mate that showed how addiction is a misdirected need for connection (both so Piscean!).
In German, the words for seeking (Suche) and addiction (Sucht) have the same root.
“Still haven’t found what I’m looking for…”.

Our Piscean Age that humanity is just about to outgrow has compounded such patterns and tendencies with, simplistically put, the classic co-dependent triad of victim – perpetrator – martyr / saviour.
Always good to check in and be self-aware (VIRGO) which role/s (maybe two at once) we might play in a difficult situation – and release it.

 

YinYang Infinite

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

Pisces and the Paradox

With PISCES, the approach is paradoxical (“Let go, relax, and it comes to you, you can’t ‘get’ it… (LOVE?) what you already have or rather: are….”), and transpersonal (“Don’t take it personally!” Is that possible?)

I’m sure there’ll be more downloads and releases from NEPTUNE now freshly retrograde in PISCES…
May the Universe-All Love show us: All is connected. May we relax into this, breathe out and let go, and let the inbreath come naturally…

 

Beware the Agenda, and be FREE!

SATURN and now also LILITH (Feb 13 – Nov 8) in SAG are also regulative Archetypes, showing us that it’s liberating when we don’t get drawn into all the allure and agenda, and stay focused and Heart connected.
A walk outdoors (SAG), literally by the Water, can be wondrous (PI) in itself. And ‘real’ connectedness doesn’t depend on the umbilical cord of the media, nor on substances that take us temporarily into boundless states.

LILITH now (exact June 21) square NEPTUNE creates a dynamic tension between openness, surrender, oneness (NEPTUNE) and being true to ourselves (LILITH), and also what reconciles them: Being in our True Nature and Heart-Field IS connective!

NEPTUNE is a transpersonal planet – actually the ‘higher octave’ of VENUS. In other words, we are personally attracted to and connected with one another via VENUS, while NEPTUNE is about… being connected.

Pied_Piper by Kate Greenaway

Pied Piper by Kate Greenaway

It can be super simple to live in that fluid awareness – as long as we don’t go into the illusion of separateness which the mind, the ego, and other gremlins constantly try to lure us into… – and then some external authorities (SATURN) give us a ‘way out’, a ‘solution’…
Yet we don’t need to follow the inner / outer Pied Pipers showing up in many shapes and forms… incl. the flute of omnipresent media.

  • Does it take extra stimuli (maybe increased dosage) to lose yourself in something ‘bigger’, and drop your sense of separate identity?
  • Can you BE immediately, already in the space that having / doing what such and such…. promises to take you to?
  • Do you already have (access to) the resources / solutions – are they within??? – when someone ‘out there’ lures you to take you to ‘The Promise Land’ 🙂 

 

What a miraculous mirage!

… that NEPTUNE in its own domain PISCES (2012 – 2026) shows us:
All is fluid, ever changing, yet everything is always here.
There is nothing constant about life, about you, yet something permeates existence. Big paradoxes. Wherever you go, there you are.
Yet where is the Self to be found (let’s contemplate THIS)?

Humanity and all life forms are interconnected. We see that now inevitably on all levels, ecologically, climate wise, via the media, politically, economically, culturally.

 

Medicine_WheelBlessings for Oneness in Freedom, on this Aboriginal Day Weekend!
Well, again: it’s always Aboriginal Time…

All our Relations, through Time and Space – One Humanity!

 

 

 

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

 

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* PISCEAN Immersion (Lunar South Node, VENUS, NEPTUNE, MARS, CHIRON) in January: Connectivity without Co-Dependency

15 Jan

You can see it in the Full Moon chart (blog post from Jan 11), and I bet you sense it nowadays: We’re swimming in – or rather: AS a collective and universal field of energy – all connective and vibrational, atmospheric and boundary-less. 
Well, solid form is an illusion anyway.

 

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Oceanic Evening Glow – Photo by Melanie, January 2017

 

The slow moving planets NEPTUNE (2012 – 2026) and CHIRON (2010 – 2018) are in PISCES now, the Lunar South Node too (Oct 2015 – late Apr 2017 – it always goes retro, and will move into AQ thereafter), while the Lunar North Node (always opposite the SN) is in VIRGO, and met by the VIRGO MOON today and tomorrow – a good and healthy counter balance for so much PISCES. Also VENUS (Jan 3 – Feb 3) and MARS (Dec 19 – Jan 27) are presently in PISCES.
VENUS has just connected with NEPTUNE on the Full Moon day Jan 12, and tomorrow Jan 16, MARS meets and passes CHIRON, which can stir up wounds and vulnerability through co-dependency, but also activates healing via inter-dependency. With CHIRON and PISCES, the timeless mantra: Heal Like with Like (of a high vibration) is the key for release, let-go, and connect in the All-Love.

There’s a flood of influences and confluences, maybe overwhelming (NEPTUNE), and weakening / or we might feel vulnerable (CHIRON) in our individual (which is of course an illusion) identity that experiences him/herself separate, and yet has a need to feel connected.
What ‘to do with this mess’? asks VIRGO.

From the North Node’s perspective certainly a healthy practical approach would be for example to boost our immune system, rather than expose ourselves to unhealthy substances of all sorts (be it in the environment, addictive substance abuse, media overwhelm and delusion….).
And a good idea is also to release toxic energy on all levels, esp. as we approach the PISCES NEW MOON / South Node Solar Eclipse, on Feb 26 (with soo much PI energy).

Release energetically – re-connect with universe-ALL energy – let LOVE do its thing…

 

So, what’s with codependency?

PISCEAN energy is about connection. It’s a transpersonal, universal energy though. When ‘drawn into’ personal realms, there can be a need to connect into a no-bourndary, ‘endless’ way that’s quite unhealthy and doesn’t allow for breathing space or closure, often based on various early life experiences (often neglect, confusing bonding, or overwhelm / abuse) that the PISCEAN ‘person’ unconsciously tries to compensate for, to ‘get the loving connection’, yet s/he might re-attract similar situations as s/he looks for love at the wrong places with the same vibration.

Our Piscean Age that humanity is just about to outgrow has compounded such patterns and tendencies with, simplistically put, the classic co-dependent triad of victim – perpetrator – martyr / saviour.

With PISCES, the approach is paradoxical (“Let go, relax, and it comes to you, you can’t ‘get’… (LOVE?) what you already have or rather: are….”), and transpersonal (“Don’t take it personally!” Is that possible?)

A while ago, I saw a video based on the experiences and teachings of Gabor Mate that showed how addiction is a misdirected need for connection (both so Piscean!). “Still haven’t found what I’m looking for…”. In German, the words for seeking (Suche) and addiction (Sucht) have the same root.

I’m sure there’ll be more downloads and releases for the PISCES Solar Eclipse New Moon, end of Feb.
May the Universe-All Love (VENUS / NEPTUNE in PI this week) show us: All is connected. May we relax into this, breathe out and let go, and let the inbreath come naturally…

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Super-PISCEAN Day and Times

3 Jan
Enjoy the super fluid, super flexible PISCEAN Day (Jan 3) and time!
Let’s go with the flow, immerse ourselves in the adventure of life with LOVE, and surf the waves in ONEness!
 
 
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Big Wave Surfer Maya Gabeira

 
 
~~~ VENUS just entered PISCES last night / this morning (until Feb 3, and back in April – you guessed it: ‘she’ will go retro this Spring!) , for her journey in the most sublime energy showing us our connectivity, no matter what our relationship to one another is… humans, animals, minerals, all our relations in the energy fabric of what IS ~~~
 
 
~~~ The MOON is still for another day in PISCES (did you see the beautiful MOON over VENUS blessing in the evening sky?) – evoking feelings of compassion (don’t get overwhelmed though, and breath out love to the ALL) ~~~
 
 
Lunar South Node

Lunar South Node Glyph

 
~~~ The South NODE of the MOON is also in PI (until end of April) – letting go isn’t the same as giving up and drowning, numbing, wanting to disappear or escape. Back to the breath, and to releasing what pulls us into victimhood, low empath vibrations, com-passion as in: suffering together with the other person. Good medicine to release and let go – with LOVE (see my post from Dec 31) ~~~
 
 
~~~ MARS is also in PI these weeks (until Jan 27), for an extra sense of adventure in the surrender (adventure IS surrender, isn’t it?) ~~~

 

 

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Neptune Rules Pisces. Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 
~~~ NEPTUNE has been in its own oceanic realm of PI since 2012, and we’re only 1/3 into the collective, connective Sea Journey until 2026: We’re truly ALL in THIS, and there’s only ONE of us here. ~~~
 
 
~~~ CHIRON in PISCES since 2010 until 2018: Finding our Medicine in surrender, forgiveness, release, connecting in the LOVE. ~~~
 

A ‘retro’ piece that an old friend gave me years ago ‘fell into my hands’ today – very Mercury retro in CAP, and so apropos all the PISCEAN energies:

TO “LET GO” TAKES LOVE
(The author is unknown to me)

To “let” go” does not mean to stop caring. It means I can’t do it for someone else.

To “let go” is not to cut myself off. It is the realization I cannot control another.

To “let go” is not to enable but to allow learning from natural consequences.

To “let go” is to admit powerlessness which means the outcome is not in my hands.

To “let go” is not to try to change or blame another. It is to make the most of myself.

To “let go” is not to care for but to care about.

To “let go” is not to judge but to allow another to be a human being.

To “let go” is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes but to allow others to affect their own destinies.

To “let go” is not to be protective. It is to permit another to face reality.

To “let go” is not to deny but to accept.

To “let go” is not to nag, scold, or argue, but, instead, to search out my own shortcomings and to correct them.

To “Let go” is not to adjust everything to my desires but to take each day as it comes, and to cherish myself in it.

To “let go” is not to criticize and regulate anybody but to become what I dream I can be.

To “let go” is not to regret the past, but to grow in the moment and live for the future.

To “Let go” is to fear less and love more.

 
 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2017

 

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SUN, MOON, and PLANETS in Motion 2017 – Overview for ‘Initiates’

26 Dec

Holiday Greetings, dear Astro~News Friends!

As 2017 is nearing, and MERCURY retro in CAP gives an incentive to be organized – here’s the no-frills overview of DATES for Eclipses, New Moons, and significant motions, by planet.
For a more ‘fleshed out’ version, check out the New Year’s blog, or come to the 2017 Parlour on Dec 29 where we check out significant 2017 transits for all participants. 🙂

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

 

Voila – the Calendar:

SUN, MOON, and PLANETS in Motion 2017

 

SUN / MOON – New Moon Dates

Jan 27: AQ (Chinese New Year of the Fire Rooster starts on Jan 28)

Feb 26: PI

March 27: AR

Apr 26: TAU

May 25: GEM

June 23: CAN

July 23: LEO

Aug 21: LEO / Solar Eclipse – 2 New Moons in LEO this year, flipping from early to late.

Sept 19 / 20: VIR

Oct 19: LI

Nov 18: SCO

Dec 17: SAG

 

Eclipses and Nodes

Feb 10: Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse in LEO / AQ (Nodes in early PI / VIR)

Feb 26: New Moon / Solar Eclipse in early PI (with SN)

Nodes shift from PI / VIR to AQ / LEO on Apr 29 (until Nov 17, 2018)

Aug 7: Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse in AQ / LEO

Aug 21: New Moon / Solar Eclipse in late LEO (with NN)

 

MERCURY Retrograde (3 times a year for 3 weeks, this year in Earth / Fire signs):

Dec 19, 2016 – Jan 8, 2017 in CAP – SAG

Apr 9 – May 3 in TAU – AR

Aug 12 – Sept 5 in VIR – LEO

Dec 2 – 22 in SAG

 

VENUS Retrograde in AR – PI (about every 1 ½ years, last one in Summer 2015):

March 2 – Apr 15 (‘New VENUS’ on March 25, close to the New Moon on March 27)

 

MARS travels from PI to SCO in 2017 (not in retro until June – Oct 2018).

 

JUPITER in LI (since Sept 9, 2016 to Oct 10, 2017 when it enters SCO).

JUPITER retro on Feb 5, and direct on June 9 – Full Moon.

JUPITER opposes URANUS in AR on Dec 26, 2016, March 3, and Sept 27, 2017.

JUPITER squares PLUTO in CAP on March 30 and Aug 4.

 

SATURN in SAG until Dec 19, 2017 when it enters its ruled sign CAP.

SATURN retro on Apr 6, and direct on Aug 25.

SATURN squares CHIRON in PI on Apr 30 and Nov 2.

SATURN trines URANUS in AR on Dec 24, 2016, May 18, and Nov 11, 2017.

 

CHIRON end of PI (enters AR for the first time in Apr 2018).

CHIRON retro on July 1, and direct on Dec 5.

 

URANUS end of AR (enters TAU for the first time in May 2018).

URANUS direct on Dec 29, 2016, retro on Aug 2, 2017, and direct on Jan 3, 2018.

 

NEPTUNE in PI (until 2026).

NEPTUNE retro on June 16, and direct on Nov 22.

 

PLUTO in CAP (until 2023).

PLUTO retro on Apr 20, and direct on Sept 28.

 

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Astro~News :: SAG New Moon 2016 (Nov 29): Focusing on the High Road & Gestation of the Heart Fire

29 Nov

On this beautiful clear day here in Victoria, I went to the Ocean before doing errands – and took in a great ‘wave therapy’ – ahhh! So fresh, air so balmy, and high tide splash ‘n spray… While sitting on a log and watching the tides I received a ‘simple’ teaching for the SAG New Moon T-square. Wished I had brought my camera to record on the spot, but hey, it stuck and I could practice right away. Wanted to share with you here, at the beginning of the Astro~News blog:

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Refreshingly ‘Simple’, Photo by Melanie, Nov. 2016

The tide is quite high today, and I had to climb on and around washed-up logs, and synch my rhythm with the waves rolling in to avoid getting wet feet.

Sooo beautiful to be out there, and energized by it all! At a spot where I sat down for a while on a log, wondering, “Shall I continue, or turn around here?”, I suddenly realized how symbolic this walk was for emotional and communicative scenarios (had one of those today, and even after the walk another one to practice on):
On the walk, the way how to move forward with ease was not to focus on and ‘highlight’ the ‘obstacles’ (logs, sticks, seaweed, uneven ground, waves coming in) which sure enough would give those a big attention and power. But to keep my focus on where the path ‘of least resistance’ does open, perhaps closer to the cliff, on the ‘high road’, which makes walking so much more enjoyable and healthier, and I could always jump out to close to the waves from there.

Similarly, as I focus on my ‘higher ground’, rather than on obstacles and judgment (all of which relates to New Moon in SAG, close to SATURN) I’m not carried away by or sucked into what might be inundating, overwhelming, co-dependent, addictive, toxic, and just produce more of the same, and I could loose myself in this (South Node in PI with NEPTUNE, in Nov stationary after going direct on Nov 19). Instead, I’m self aware and conscious of what’s going on, and choose what’s healthy, functional, and smarter (North Node in VIR).

I so enjoyed my walk with the teaching applied, intentionally kept my relaxed zoom focus on the path that opened, walked the shoreline with ease and fun, and played with the waves. Nothing ‘NEW’, and quite ‘SIMPLE’, since we DO it when walking anyway. Yet a hologram for many situations:

 

Focusing on what works (SAG NM / SATURN – VIR NN), rather loosing our path in an energy that drowns us (NEP / SN in PI). And then relaxing (PI), aiming high, and having fun (SAG).

I could practice it right away afterwards in the pharmacy (a NEP place – NEP rules drugs). Wanted to pick up a prescription cream, and first it took forever – everything seems to go in slow motion which felt like a draining, dream like, hypnotizing energy (NEP / SN in PI). So I was going to the post office first, checked in again at the pharma – still a wait, and to the grocery store to be efficient with my time. When it was my turn the pharmacist again had to finish his admin before being available. More patience and release of judgment. When he finally rang the prescription through it turned out they charge $ 78 for a cream that I paid a fraction for a few years back. I was shocked, and immediately said: “I’m not willing to pay this price. I was about $ 20 last time.”. “You don’t want this prescription???” “No”. My intuition told me, the internet and Amazon are my friends when pharma is outrageous. And sure enough, found a same size generic cream with the same ingredient yet not the original brand for $ 11 and ordered it. Happy for alternative opportunities and solutions. Less pharma costs with the same focus is more, and works for me. SATURN in SAG (square CHIRON in PI) loves that too.

By the way, SATURN in SAG will be in exact square with CHIRON in PI on the day of the next New Moon, Dec 28 / 29:

What’s the Medicine and what are the Teachings of how to move forward, and which direction to say NO to?!
In my sense that’s already becoming quite clear when I look at what’s going on at Standing Rock…

 

Let’s see what the Sabian Symbol for the New Moon has to say, before we look at the chart.

The New Moon will be at 7°42’ SAG (see chart below).

8° SAG says:

“WITHIN THE DEPTH OF THE EARTH NEW ELEMENTS ARE BEING FORMED.

 

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Heart Lava, Kilauea. Photo by B. Lewis (from G+)

 

Keynote: The alchemical fire which both purifies and transforms the very substance of man’s inner life.

Forces are at work in the deepest layers of the psyche which in their own way respond to the outer stimulation produced by a strong involvement in group ambitions and emotions, and even more by the powerful tensions and releases of love. An alchemical process goes on, usually unnoticed by the conscious ego, until it becomes obvious that a kind of mutation has taken place and a new level of awareness of its responses to life has been reached. At this… stage, we deal with both the basic rhythm of growth of the human being and a reaction to more individualized experiences which aroused the emotions. The very substance of the person’s nature undergoes modifications, on the basis of which a new step may be taken. The symbol draws our attention to the inner changes. We have become aware of them. What is implied is a kind of PSYCHIC GESTATION.”

 

The Evolution of Love in a deeper, bigger, broader way than we were societally conditioned is taking place.

The Sabian Symbol also describes very beautifully the transit of VENUS / PLUTO in CAP that we just experienced. May the Power of Love be the evolutionary agent that overcomes the destructive love of power! A purification through the Heart Fire – that SAG also represents.

 

 

* The SAG New Moon Chart – A Bigger Picture.

The SAG NEW MOON will be exact today Nov 29 at 4:18 am PST.

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  • As you see, SUN and MOON at 8° SAG are on the Apex of an exact Mutable T-Square to the Lunar North Node at 8° VIR, and stationary NEPTUNE, only one degree away from the Lunar South Node at 8° PI:

What a tension that seeks release and outlet at the New Moon point – the Heart Lava!

  • The North Node in VIR calls us to be (self) aware, sort things out, clean up our act, do what works, and what needs to be done to help a situation, be in alignment with integrity, and be grounded, and in practical intelligence.
  • The South Node in PI with NEPTUNE exposes us to the all-encompassing universal Sea of the Collective. We’re all in this together, and all is connected. Too much ‘flooding’ can lead to loosing ourselves, overwhelm, passivity, and a draining of energy on a personal level.
  • The Nodal Balance gives incentive to ‘start’ with the North Node, do what’s healthy and helpful, and stay in our integrity (the realm of ‘The Priestess’). From that place, exposure to and immersion in All that IS is easy and nature-All.

 

The SAG New Moon outlet can then be a spontaneous Heart Expression that speaks to… ‘whom it may concern’. The SAG Archer/ess pulls his / her arrow back to the Heart before releasing it, in-tension-ially, yet without expectations.

 

FIRE is also the strongest Element presently. What are you burning brightly for…? 

 

  • Next UP: Another T-square: VENUS / PLUTO in mid CAP are the Apex of a Cardinal T-square to JUPITER in LIBRA (the square was exact last week), and to URANUS in ARIES (VENUS square URANUS is exact tomorrow Nov 29!).
    JUPITER will exactly oppose URANUS on Dec 26.
    And MERCURY will go retro from very close to PLUTO, on Dec 19.

With cardinal energy, the crucial ‘pillars’ of life are affected. Radical new initiative and wise Leadership are called upon.
PLUTO / VENUS, exact last week (once yearly) in CAP sharply pinpoints the ‘love of’, attachment to, and investment in power over, abuse and exploitation, AND requires a change from the core, and on the soul level – personally and collectively, to access the depth and sustainability of the Power of Love – which matters most ‘at the end of the day’. And from that place, the love from and for what’s most essential (like: Water is Life!). This is the Apex / outlet of the T-square.

  • Since MERCURY will hover over this VENUS / PLUTO point from mid to late Dec (as it goes retro on Dec 19), a discussion has to be re-entered, and we need to re-think the situation, go deeper than into our mind, to communicate differently and with more soul integrity, rather than on a mental power trip (PLUTO / MERCURY).  To the left of the chart, you can see (can you read it?) my hand penciled M-r ‘itinerary’ (typed out below, also in the M-r segment).
  • JUPITER in LI shows us how important balance, justice, and right relationship are. And URANUS in AR represents the emergence of something radical and revolutionary. Can be unsettling and upsetting, unpredictable and raw. Revolutionary spirit, wake-up calls and spiritual awakening. The JUPITER – URANUS in opposition (# 1 on Dec 26, # 2 and 3 to follow on March 3 and Sept 27, 17) represents a dichotomy between right relationship, a peaceful, harmonious, synergistic and balanced giving and receiving, and radical uprising, turmoil, but also shake-up and wake-up with a call for a balance, fairness, and justice. More about it as we get closer to the exact opposition dates (and of course: always in my fb posts).
  • MARS in AQ, in trine with JUPITER in LI (exact on Dec 1) and in sextile with URANUS (exact on Dec 6) is presently a ‘valve’ through which the polarized energy can find outlets through group action, and an activation of humanity to act in cooperation (or am I idealistic here?).

 

How to live with and best express this Cardinal T-square pressure on a personal level, you may ask?

To keep it simple and essential (PLUTO in CAP):

  • How about spending our time and energy on what matters most?
  • How about we go by the Golden Rule (JUPITER in LI), and don’t do onto others what we wouldn’t wish to have done onto ourselves? (hmmm, what if this applies not just to treating and be treated by humans, but also to nature and animals, rivers and air?).
  • Being the Change we wish to see might be overwhelming, but can be taken step by step, in every moment we are aware and awake (URANUS in AR).
  • Honouring the Elders and Spirit Elders, and invoking our own Inner Elder is also very Capricornian, and can lead us to calm wisdom and grounded support in the priorities of life.

Back to Sagittarian Heart Wisdom and Action.

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2016

 

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Neptunian November

18 Nov
MERCURY, now in SAG (since Nov 12, until Dec 2), squares NEPTUNE today, Nov 18, and will pass SATURN on Nov 23.
 
An important time to guard the mind from too many ‘random’ influences that could contaminate thoughts, blur the vision and distract us from our focus. Yet also a nice edge for imagination and inspiration. And to keep our Heart of Compassion open (and not let the mind ‘override’ it)! 
 
 
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Ocean Spa – Photo by Melanie Nov 3

 
 
Quite watery and Neptunian these days, as the MOON is still in CANCER until this eve, the SUN in the last 3 days / tail end of deep SCO (until Nov 21), and – big news:
NEPTUNE stations, and goes from retro to DIRECT from Earth perspective, tomorrow Sat Nov 19!
 
What a Neptunian November, and U.S. Election… media, ‘glamour’, deception, confusion, illusion, incl. the MOON in PI accentuated NEPTUNE on Nov 8 / 9 – you get the idea: Lots of people thought they were dreaming or in an alternate reality / unreality – and on a spiritual dimension it IS all ‘Maya’.
 
NEPTUNE rules music, media, dance, surrender, altered states of consciousness.
  • Is your dream world also more heightened these days? Surrendering to what-IS seems to come easy these days – let it be a fluid energetic experience (rather than a ‘whatever’ / blah mode or depressive giving up). Does being in nature, connected, in the dance of life help you with that?
  • Allow things to be washed ashore and come your way – and release what’s not ‘yours’.
  • Purging, cleansing, soaking in Sea Salt. All good medicine.

And the North Node in VIR on the ‘other end’ says: be discerning, check what’s healthy. Exposure to the subtle, all-connective realms (PI) helps me with my work and well-being.

 

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