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PISCES New Moon (Feb 23) with MERCURY Retro & NEPTUNE: Relax, Reconnect, Receive! Season of Surrender…

22 Feb

Cosmic Greetings, dear Astro~News Friend!

It is the Season of Faith & Surrender, of opening up to Grace, and to Life – 
While letting go of the dark wintry phase that’s been washed out now, making room for the New!

 

Early Springing – Photo by moi, this week

 

Neptune Rules Pisces.
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

Tomorrow’s NEW MOON in early PISCES (with a CANCER undertone) comes in close Union with MERCURY Retro, and not far from NEPTUNE – they can be all seen together in the chart below…

Ultimate Fluidity – all about Connection…
Oneness Consciousness and  L~O~V~E transform.


Let’s embrace & be embraced by this PISCES NEW MOON – the last of the astrological cycle, before Spring Equinox (on March 19)!
Let’s relax, connect with (in!) the ONE Unifying Field of Love, and receive the gently transforming vibes and waves that are now & always offered!

MERCURY in PI, now retro (Feb 16 – March 7) agrees:
Let the mind be at ease – and see how easy things can BE!
… as lots of old mental-emotional / interwoven themes esp. about loss, (dis)connection, abandonment, and ways of coping – or adapting to the inevitable come up these days… 

 

In Hindu tradition it’s the New Moon that comes after Maha Shivaratri – the ‘Night of Shiva’, symbolizing the Union with the Formless.

And it’s the Carnival weekend – before Mardi Gras & Ash Wednesday – when trad. the Lent fasting season before Easter starts. All coming together in masquerade, colours, music, parades. In a sense exaggerating & dramatizing the masquerade and on-going parade that life is.

After its union with the Grand Unifier NEPTUNE on Feb 24, the MOON will be on Feb 25 newly visible, and also ‘newborn’ in ARIES where ‘Wild’ LILITH awaits, together with the CHIRON in ARIES Medicine of  Healing early Wounds, Showing Up in our Authentic Self, and Starting Fresh.
It’ll be quite the shift from the release to the renewal!

 

 

Let’s take a look at the PISCES New Moon ‘Birth’ Chart:

The New Moon at 4º28′ PI will be exact at 7:32 am PST tomorrow Sunday Feb 23. 

 

 

  • A VERY watery / NO Air Energy Field. Plus, MERCURY is retro.
    Not a time to let the analytical mind be in charge.
    But to find Heart Connection with one another, with / in the World, and in the ONE.

 

  • Only one half of the Zodiac, from early CAP to early CAN is occupied by Planets, SUN & MOON.
    And: The Planets form two overlaying Configurations:

    A rare ‘Cradle’ Configuration: The opposition axis = the Nodal Axis, with MARS on the South Node in CAP (their exact bi-annual alignment will be on Feb 24) forms the protective cover of the cradle. SUN / MOON / MERCURY in PI and URANUS in TAU are on the ‘bottom’ of that tilted cradle.
    Safety & security (CAN – CAP) can be (paradoxically) found through surrender, letting go & letting God, giving what the mind had been absorbed by over to what-IS / grace / the ONE (PI), and finding freedom from attachment, and ‘simply’ freedom that-IS (URANUS in TAU). 

    A very dynamic / charged (and tension producing) cardinal T-Square, from the Nodal Axis in early CAP (with MARS) & CAN to LILITH / CHIRON in early ARIES (their exact alignment – every 10 years – will be on March 3) as the Apex where the outlet wants to be found.
    Putting more energy into effort / burdens / judgment / anything heavy & hard doesn’t do it – it actually depletes our energy and pulls us further down. Starting from the Heart of Compassion leads to right action, which sets us free to be authentic & genuine. Who goes first?

 

  • SUN-MOON-MERCURY Retro fused together in early PISCES (the exact union of M-r and the SUN – Day of Enlightening Insight – will be on Feb 25).
    Early PISCES has a CANCER undertone – waves of emotions related to home, family, belonging, Paradise lost, grief and sadness about the loss of Nature on our Home Planet…
    Maybe some of it related to lack of connection in communication & resulting misunderstandings.
    A ‘Mercurial New MOON’ catalyzing the ‘New MERCURY’ in PISCES, on Feb 25.

 

  • The yearly passage of the SUN ‘over’ NEPTUNE will be on March 8 – the day before the next Full Moon.
    In mid-PISCES with the SCORPIO undertone we’re going through energetic interwoven / interdependent layers which might seem confusing & overwhelming to deal with – only to come to the core of it all where transformation comes in.
    Let it BE, let go, let God, let Love, says NEPTUNE, in PI since 2012 until 2026.

    Melting and ‘washing out’ not just the Winter in the Northern Hemisphere, but also Collective PISCEan themes that have ripple effects and show up in all of us through our inter-connectedness (like: the Victim – Perpetrator – Saviour triad / codependency, widespread numerous addictions as a symptom of a lack of genuine connection…)
    Time to allow the vulnerable, lacking re-traumatize-able sides in us (often related to early wounds of abandonment and / or overwhelm / abuse / intrusion) to come up, and be re-connected in the Whole of our Being.
    Healthy Connectedness (NEPTUNE & PISCES) Heals. A golden opport-Unity to RE-view the last decade with also CHIRON in PI:
    What has it shown you about Woundedness, Healing, Teaching?

    How have you embraced the Medicine from within, rather than escaping, drugging, numbing what wants to get your attention, teach and heal you?
    You might want to look back to when CHIRON in PI began (2010/11), which of your vulnerable and weak spots got triggered already and since then, are some still trigger-able, and where might those come from originally?
    Check the House in your birth chart that PISCES inhabits for clues.

 

  • Every NEW MOON offers the closure of an old cycle, and the beginning of a new cycle.
    Maybe the NEW MOON with MERCURY Retro & NEPTUNE in PISCES even tells us about vestiges of the PISCES Age era of collectivism fizzling out, making room for ever increasing AQ Age phenomena?
    Yes, we’re obviously already in the era of technology & accelerated innovation. And individualized technology (everyone ‘self contained’ in their tech bubble while virtually ‘connected’) has already broadly invaded in our lives and taken the place of collective experiences of the past…

    In my sense, one aspect of the ‘Zeitgeist’ of NEPTUNE (in its 165-year cycle) now in PISCES (2012 – 2026), after its AQ activation (1998 – 2012, with URANUS in AQ / PI at the time) is to show our transition out of the PISCES Age ( incl. dependency on / addictions – to technology…).
    The Ages overlap of course (just as the constellations AQ and PI overlap in the Zodiac).
    With NEPTUNE in PI (2012 – 2026) a transition time is on, while Humanity shows symptoms of PI-AQ.

 

  • So, let’s stay (nep)tuned, yet consider, with MERCURY now RETRO (also in PI), how the mind’s stories are ‘old’ and just a re-flex, esp. in this Epimethean 1st half of M-r (until Feb 25).
    Let’s naturally, lovingly tune IN and connect – in ourselves, with each other, and in Life.
    A good time to genuinely, directly re-connect – with people, places, and foremost, with our innermost Self, to notice how the mind and its stories and arguments are in the way…

    And with CHIRON now freshly in ARIES to show up authentically (ha, maybe before we can think too much).

 

  • Then, there’s the square from VENUS in ARIES with JUPITER (Feb 23), PLUTO (Feb 28) and SATURN (March 3) in CAP.

    The ‘Old Empire Expires’.
    Yes, old societal structures, esp. hierarchical, controlling ones are changing while still trying to exert their power (PLUTO) yet are outdated and coming to an end while we’re called to not give authority away but own it (SATURN), as we see the bigger picture and context of what’s going on in those structures & mechanisms and outgrow them (JUPITER).

    We’re not buying anymore into these ‘old matrixes’ with their ‘shoulds’, expectations, obligations, rules, ‘do it the hard way’ to get approval & ‘love’, but show up with fierce intrinsic Love that starts from the inside-out (VENUS in ARIES).
    Life is NOW, and we’re not into a repeat of his-story.
    Time to Lead ON with Love!

 

 

My heartfelt Blessings to us All, for the ALL-Connective New Moon in PISCES with MERCURY Retro & NEPTUNE!


Melanie

 

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PISCES – VIRGO Full Moon (Sept 13) – Spiritual Harvest

11 Sep

Dear Ones,
What a Full Moon Wave has been building up!

Yes, the Full MOON will be in PISCES – late PISCES that-is, which also has a PISCES undertone (ask me about these decanates = segments in each sign if you wonder…).
And it comes with NEPTUNE aka Poseidon, Ruler of the Sea – and of PISCES, plus with LILITH (sorta) commonly known as ‘Wild Woman Archetype’ or rather: Our Wild & Free unconditioned Nature.

Wow, that’s a mouthful of alignments – Big Wave ‘material’ indeed.

And we’ve already seen in the meteo weather huge rogue waves, caused by Hurricane Dorian whose force was devastating on the Bahamas, having recently also reached Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. 

Thankfully, the ‘crest of the wave’ will be reached with the Full MOON in oceanic PISCES!

 

Japanese Master Katsushika Hokusai:
Great Wave of Kanagawa

So, what does the PISCES – VIRGO FULL MOON with all her ‘Entourage’ deliver astro-energetically ?

Many attributes.
Many factors involved.
  • FULL MOON with NEPTUNE & LILITH towards the end of PISCES
  • SUN with MARS, and MERCURY / VENUS (united on the FM day) towards the end of VIRGO
  • A Mutable T-square to JUPITER in SAG
  • It comes in a rare ‘Mystic Rectangle’ – a relief from the sharp T-square.
  • Very mutable, and the last day of 0 Planets in AIR signs
  • Friday the 13th – won’t correspond with a Full MOON again until 2049.
    Please find a myth debunking and Goddess honouring piece about that superstition in this article.
  • It’s the Harvest Moon 2019 – the closest FM to Fall Equinox (on Sept 23).
  • It catalyzes MERCURY & VENUS to enter LIBRA together, on Sept 14.
  • It catalyzes SATURN (a Harvest Planet) to go out of retro / direct again, on Sept 18.
  • It catalyzes the 3rd and final square 2019 between JUPITER & NEPTUNE, exact on Sept 21.
  • It catalyzes the Union of LILITH & NEPTUNE in PISCES, on Oct 1.

 

Harvest Moon

So here you go – the long VIRGO ‘laundry list’ of this massive ‘System’!

The Full Moon will be astronomically a ‘Micro FM’, not as ‘usual’ a large-to see (if at all, weather wise) Harvest MOON. 

Reason:
The NEW MOONs on July 31, Aug 30, and Sept 28 are SuperMOONs – closest to Earth in the lunar orbit (with Aug 30 having been the closest SuperMOON) – hence the corresponding FULL MOONs are in the lunar orbit furthest away from the Earth, and smaller than usual.  

 

Let’s sort out, break down, and thread together (a la VIRGO) what these factors and patterns are about – and esp:
What would help YOU to be in alignment with the cosmic patterns, to ‘ride the waves in integrity, rather than getting overwhelmed or swept away…   

 

Best to start with illustrating it all with the

Chart of the FULL MOON – the picture says a lot!

The exact FULL MOON – last one of Summer 2019 – will be on Fri Sept 13 at 9:33 pm PDT / Sat Sept 14 at 5:33 am GDT.

 

It really IS quite a powerful image of the present energy system!
Looks like Balance is much needed!
   

 

‘Even’ Elements wise – soo much EARTH – all Earth signs activated through Planets, Nodes, and the VIRGO SUN – and not a single Planet in AIR (‘Luft’) signs (already since early July, when VENUS left GEMINI).

Good news for the Astro oxygen:
The shift comes on the day after, when MERCURY & VENUS ‘hand in hand’ move into LIBRA, on Sept 14, to bring a breath of fresh AIR, and emphasize on Balance. See my fresh & comprehensive blog post about it.
You can find the MERCURY / VENUS feature also below in these ASTRO~NEWS, as a separate feature of the ASTRO~WEATHER.     

 

Lots of Mutability (Flexibel in German) / nothing in Fixed signs, except for URANUS in TAURUS – a ‘Singleton’ and also unaspected.
Which could translate into: Hold ON, as unexpected changes can happen. But as you know, I don’t feed fear. Yet it would be good to acknowledge what’s cooking in us…
On a higher vibration: Lots of openness & movement that allows for freedom from attachments.

As you see, the PISCES MOON is super close to NEPTUNE & LILITH in PISCES – catalyzing their union (every about 10 years) on Oct 1.

Now, that’s a Big Wave of Interconnectedness.

The Nature of the Universe, and our True Nature is ‘Wild & One’ – nothing is separate, all is connected, inviting us to relax & surrender into the Unifying Field of Love.
On a global & collective level we now hopefully really ‘get it’ that we live in One World – an expression of the Web of Life.

 

All the VIRGO energy on the Solar side of the equation (MARS, SUN, MERCURY / VENUS – both on the very cusp to LIBRA where they go into the next day) says:
“Yes! And what are we going to do about this?”
“Where are the issues, and what are the choices to be made now?”


This would of course also directly relate to the upcoming federal elections in Canada on Oct 21 – second-last day with the SUN in LIBRA, and ‘as usual’ close to the ‘Tipping Point’ into SCORPIO.


Personally, with all the late VIRGO (= ‘double’ VIRGO) energy we’re called to be in ‘vertical’ alignment with our Higher Self – prerequisite to go into ‘horizontal’ alignment with what / who’s a good match for us. What’s the ‘work on Self’ / on-going practice you’re reminded of and get energy for now?
Of course, with the PISCES energy ‘across’ it’s all about Spiritual Practice. And really: All can be Spiritual Practice.
An on-going Spiritual Harvest.

 

SATURN in CAP, one of the main ‘Players’ in Sept has something to say about the Harvest too… later / further down in the ASTRO~NEWS (SATURN is good at waiting – but reminds us to not wait TOO long).

Poseidon / Neptune, in the Harbour of Havana, where the Malecon starts…. Photo from Journey in Cuba in 2012 (when NEPTUNE entered PISCES)

The FULL MOON forms a T-Square to JUPITER in SAG – can you see it?
The energy for this pattern started with the square from the SUN to JUPITER on Sept 8, and ends with the square # 3 this year, exact on Sept 21, between JUPITER in its own sign SAG & NEPTUNE in its own sign PISCES, catalyzed by the FULL MOON.
So, effectively, most of September, at least the VIRGO period is affected by the mutable T-square.

 

The JUPITER / NEPTUNE combo is the bigger backdrop (important to keep perspective about that!) which presently challenges / is being challenged by the VIRGO side.

A dynamic that’s been on all year, with highlights in January, June, and September.

The two Planets in their ruled signs, and combined, remind us of blessings, miracles, grace, gratitude, trust and faith – an uplifting and unifying energy when we see the big picture (JUPITER) that connects (NEPTUNE).

Have you been tapping into it?
A ‘saving grace’ when the going gets tough (a la SO much CAP this year, esp in January), and when there are SO many issues to keep track of (a la SO much VIRGO this month).

So, in this very VIRGO time, how about – for a change from the busy-ness: Praying, asking for help (humans, angels, spirit guides), taking rest, going for a walk, being out there, esp. by the water…?

The FULL MOON forms a T-Square to JUPITER in SAG – the energy for this pattern started with the square from the SUN to JUPITER on Sept 8, and ends with the square # 3 this year, exact on Sept 21, between JUPITER in its own sign SAG & NEPTUNE in its own sign PISCES, catalyzed by the FULL MOON.
So, effectively, most of September, at least the VIRGO period is affected by the mutable T-square.

The JUPITER / NEPTUNE combo is the bigger backdrop (important to keep perspective about that!), and presently challenges / is challenged by the VIRGO side:

A dynamic that’s been on all year, with highlights in January, June, and September.

The two Planets in their ruled signs, and combined, remind us of blessings, miracles, grace, gratitude, trust and faith – an uplifting and unifying energy when we see the big picture (JUPITER) that connects (NEPTUNE).
Have you been tapping into it?
A ‘saving grace’ when the going gets tough (a la SO much CAPRICORN this year, esp in January) or there are SO many issues to keep track of (a la SO much VIRGO this month).

So, in this very VIRGO time, how about – for a change from the busy-ness: Praying, asking for help (humans, angels, spirit guides), taking rest, going for a walk, being out there, esp. by the water…?

 

Hubble: Saturn Sequence

As you see (if you have a trained eye for it, otherwise, trust me):

In the FULL MOON configuration there’s not just the mutable T-square to JUPITER but also a ‘Mystic Rectangle’, formed by the Full Moon axis, and the Nodal axis, with SATURN / the Lunar South Node in CAP, and the Lunar North Node in CANCER.
Sooo much about the MOON, the Nodes, and: SATURN.

The ‘Ringed One’ will also turn direction from retro (since late Apr) to direct / forward in the Zodiac from Earth perspective, on Sept 18.

Now, that’s clearly also a multiple Harvest theme:
SATURN ‘reaps’ old karma, old patterns, lessons learned, baggage dropped.

Esp. in the (last days) of retro.

Would be great to do an inventory (esp. on the FM weekend) of old patterns we commit to leave behind, and to take ownership (rather than blaming and projecting) for what’s our responsibility.

Before the SATURN turnaround on Sept 19, asking us (a la CAP): 
Now, what ARE we building?

 

 

And what’s with that ‘Mystic Rectangle’?
‘Blue’ on the outside – Trines & Sextiles between the Planets and Nodes in VIR, CAP, CAN, and PISCES. Yet ‘Red’ oppositions / polarities in the inside.  

A signature of the Mystic: While there’s inner tension to overcome dualities there’s outer harmony & peace.

Hopefully the Spiritual Harvest shows that all dualities and polarities are illusion, has us go into (CAP) judgment / resentment, and other heavy energies – where it always comes down to: the separate person is the sufferer, while there’s just ONE of us here.

Also the message of the PISCES MOON with LILITH & NEPTUNE….  

 

Blessings for the Spiritual Harvest that this Full Moon attunes us to!

Melanie

 

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Very VIRGO New Moon / SuperMoon (Aug 30) – Wellness in Wholeness

28 Aug

Dear ASTRO*NEWS Reader,

Feeling and sensing it?
The solid glow of the LEO Fire over the last month (maybe mirrored by heat waves in your region?) is settling & grounding into VIRGO now, the last Summer energy in the CANCER – LEO – VIRGO trinity.
With VIRGO comes the Harvest season, as Virgo the Virgin is really a Harvest Goddess, or actually: showing the many expressions of Goddess, Priestess, and Sacred Feminine.
It’s also an Initiation – from the LEOnine Queen to the VIRGO Priestess – offering sacred service in her Temple of Wholeness – prerequisite for Wellness.
VIRGO energy can be so self sufficient – teaching us to look after ourselves, discern, pick and select what’s good and healthy for us.

The VIRGO NEW MOON with all her VIRGO ‘entourage’ (VENUS, MARS, and now freshly also MERCURY) that’s coming up on Aug 30 can bring anxious / frustrating  / problem oriented tension to the forefront of awareness (yes, it catalyzes a mutable T-square!), plus overwhelm and confusion.
Yet also the Call for going with the flow, and being open to Saving Grace – as LILITH / NEPTUNE retro hold space from the ‘other’ / all encompassing PISCES side, plus a Call for Gratitude and a Bigger Perspective, compliments JUPITER in SAG – apex of the T-square.

And yes, it’s also a SuperMoon – the closest one to the Earth, which of course could create stronger ocean tides and emotional tides.
This is the central of 3 Super New Moons (July 31, Aug 30, Sept 28).

With so much VIRGO and planetary energies round the New Moon now, facing the flood of PISCES, and JUPITER in SAG in-between, it might feel like a ‘Pandora’s Box’ of interrelated issues being opened up – where the only things that saves the day are Hope & Humour…

This mutable T-square asks us to align with integrity (VIRGO), to tune in, connect and flow (PISCES), and see what elevates, inspires, and shows the truth (SAG).
The T-square tension of these 3 mutable signs is quite strong (SUN, MOON, and 6 Planets are involved in it). Can’t be ignored and needs an outlet – esp. on the SAG side.


Take a look at the New Moon chart below – and you get the picture…

Does the VIR – PI – SAG T-square trigger your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in your birth chart?

 

Let’s first take a look at the SABIAN SYMBOL for the NEW MOON degree – which is striking:

SUN and MOON at the New Moon will be exactly at 6° 47’ VIR.

7° VIRGO:

“A HAREM

Harem – Choice of the Concubine Giulio Rosati Wiki Commons

KEYNOTE:

A fateful (even if sought after) subservience to the vagaries or desires of the emotional nature.

In a sense this symbol is related to the preceding one, while revealing a deeply contrasting phase of the emotional and cultural life. The experience symbolized here is a passive one, while that for Virgo 6° (A Merry-Go-Round) was intensely dynamic. Yet there may be for the woman in the harem some sort of cyclic pattern and a prize to reach – the sultan’s favor.
In both cases the motive power is exterior to the experiencer, who is caught in a pattern of forces over which he or she has no control; yet the child may purposefully use his small allowance to get a ride, and the woman may use her charm to attract the attention of her master.
The individual in both cases finds himself one with a number of other individuals all seeking or being subjected to the same type of experience or fate.

This second stage symbol contrasts with, but also supplements, that of the first stage. It supplements it in the sense that one may become addicted to the excitement of the merry-go-round of vital emotions and may become a slave to the hope of recapturing the exultation of the initial experiences; yet one may learn how to put to use even the EMPTINESS OF WAITING.”

 

A symbol of passive experience:
Waiting to being picked and chosen, being subservient, maybe even enslaved, and not in charge of the body temple or, symbolically speaking, not in self sufficiency, waiting for authority to make a move – and then perhaps complain and criticize – all low vibrations of VIRGO.
Well, one can make ‘the best out of waiting’
as the interpretation suggests, or out of being imprisoned.
Yet, there’s emptiness in waiting.

The element of passivity comes also in via NEPTUNE retro in PISCES – opp. the VIRGO New Moon (and will be even more emphasized with the PISCES – VIRGO Full Moon on Friday the 13th of Sept – such a multiple Sacred Feminine day!).

So much damage and abuse has happened to women, and to everyone subordinate to ‘masters’ and ‘bosses’ in a personally or societally constructed hierarchy.
And there’s a collective story of humanity being passively subject to the whims, orders, or persuasions of those in authority and of being commodified ‘subjects’ / consumers / voters
feeding privileges and power of the elite.
A SATURN retro / South Node and PLUTO retro in CAP theme – which is also highlighted this month, as both Planets are stationary now (SATURN retro goes direct on Sept 18, and PLUTO on Oct 2).
The ‘Old Empire’ IS expiring.
And JUPITER in SAG says: The Truth shall set All Free.

 

Speaking of retro, lots of sticky karmic residues that have come up with the Retro Summer (still 5 Planets are retro) are ready to be cleared with conscious awareness, and washed away, with this ‘Clean-up’ Super VIRGO New Moon opposite LILITH / NEPTUNE.

A NEW MOON is always a threshold from Releasing the Old to Embracing / Conceiving of the NEW.

Old VIRGO energy that doesn’t serve anymore comes as shadow to the forefront of awareness (maybe painfully so) to be ‘switched’ into a healthier, more functional, and purer vibration.

Here’s a VIRGO type ‘check list’ of ‘symptoms’ which might show their not-so-pretty face now.
Only to be RE-leased and RE-set, with ‘Like heals Like’ higher vibrational VIRGO equivalents:

Lower Vibration of VIRGO – to RE-lease Higher Vibration of VIRGO – to RE-set and Embrace
(Self) Criticism (criticism carries self-criticism) (Self) Awareness, clarity
Worries, anxiety, and problem focus How can I help?
How can I give service where needed?

What would help / serve the situation?
Frustration, nagging What do I need to discern and sort out of my life because it’s not functional or unhealthy?
What actually does work? How could it work? What needs to be tweaked?
Sweating the small stuff, fretting over details Every little thing counts and can be symbolic. Every life form in nature has its place.
Maybe you feel called to do ceremony / ritual?
Health issues, esp. with digestion What is indigestible in my life?
What is my body trying to tell me?
Sense of never enough, ‘smallness’, inadequacy How do I get a sense of integration as I honour and work with my skills and specialties?
‘Selective perception of the imperfection’ I am / we are / it is whole and complete.
Practice IS perfect. Nature is perfect.

 

Mercury Rules Virgo, by Johfra Bosschart

The VIRGO Journey is about alignment of the human self with cosmic consciousness, through awareness, spiritual practice, and / or acts of service.

The MOON is the esoteric ruler of VIRGO – represented in the Sacred Feminine / Priestess / Virgin / Mother Mary, and the Harvest Goddesses.

We’re all called to do our sacred work and practice, in this Body-Temple and Temple of Here-Now, and harvest its fruits in inner fulfillment.
The Sacred Feminine and inner Alignment with Spirit-in-Form lead the way.

Where VIRGO is in your chart is where this ‘cosmic assignment for alignment’ shows up foremost.

Where the New Moon in early VIRGO falls in your chart (house wise) points to the area of life where a New Beginning for Alignment and Refinement, and Being in your Temple come up for you nowadays.

If we already did an Astro session and I have your chart you can ask me which house it is for you, when in doubt. Otherwise – ask me too!

 

1st House
How you show up
BE aligned and healthy!

 

2nd House
What you have and value
Own your wellness practice and the work and lifestyle that you value!

 

3rd House
Your ‘relatives’ and environment
Speak from integrity!

 

4th House
Your home
A Temple of wellness!

 

5th House
Your creativity
Wholesome, skillful, and fun!

 

6th House
Your work, health, and lifestyle
You can help best if you’re in your wellness, and service in alignment IS healthy!

 

7th House
Your significant others
Relationships work best and are functional if both of you are in your healthy wholeness.

 

8th House
Your deep involvement and transformations –
Maybe through health or work ‘crisis’?

 

9th House
Your travels and worldviews
Go on a wellness retreat, or combine work and travel!

 

10th House
Your calling –
In alignment with your highest purpose.

 

11th House
Your community and friends –
A healthy bunch.

 

12th House
Your oneness with ALL –
Your Inner Temple is always available…

 

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Neptune Rules Pisces, Painting by Johfra Bosschart

The NEW MOON in VIRGO and her entourage are opposite LILITH & NEPTUNE retro in PISCES.
The MOON will oppose LILITH and NEPTUNE on the day of the New MoonThe MOON will oppose LILITH and NEPTUNE on the day of the New Moon. VENUS, MERCURY, and the SUN follow Sept 4 – 10 – happens once a year, and this year between the VIRGO New Moon and the PISCES – VIRGO Full Moon – both with lots of PISCES – VIRGO dynamic.

PISCES, in contrast to orderly VIRGO can be so overwhelming and chaotic – only to show:
All is ONE, and holographic in the UNI-verse. 

We’ve had lots of initiations into this, over the years since NEPTUNE has been in PISCES (entered 2012, now about half-way in, and still going on until 2026).
And LILITH stepped into the Piscean waves on May 3 – proclaiming: Our True Nature is Wild & One.

 

The VIRGO – PISCES axis is all about…

… from the VIRGO side:
Being in our ‘Temple’ of alignment with our true, holistic nature, doing our wellness practice, and using this precious life time to dedicate our gifts and skills to make the world a better place.
I.o.w., offering sacred service.

VIRGO is also about digesting experiences, ordering and organizing.
In the body, it rules the small intestines.

… from the PISCES realm…
…which is all-encompassing, and nothing needs to be ‘done’, our ‘job’ is rather to perhaps get our ego and attachment to a certain outcome out of the way, be open, surrender, be available, allow, flow, hold space, or simply: BE present.

In our embodiment, PISCES rules the immune system, our aura, energy field, the subtle bodies and chakras (as a field).

 

So, a combo of both VIRGO and PISCES could look like:

  • Ride the waves, immerse in your element.
  • Your skills are what comes easy.
  • Holding space for others may be the best service you can offer.
  • Clean up / do work while playing music.
  • Energy Medicine. AstroSomatics.
  • Sacred Geometry, and Sacred Temples in the Field aka Crop Circles.
  • The cosmic & sacred art of Astrology and its practical, embodied benefits.
  • Being in the world, yet not of the world. Doing what needs to be done, yet not in attachment.
  • God helps those who help themselves. Doing our share, and trusting divine intervention.
  • Random acts of kindness & service bring fulfillment.

 

BALANCE is the way to go, or rather to BE:

In the ‘whirlwind’ of things / with the mutable T-square that can kick us off balance:
How can we infuse a situation where ‘problems’ show up (or rather: where we / things are not aligned) with flow, allowance, acceptance, and love, which might mean release and let go & let God/dess?

A transformation into sustainable (rather than wasteful) and innovative use of life energy – socially & personally.
The New MOON in VIR is also in Earth Trine with URANUS retro in TAURUS,
with SATURN retro / stationary, and moves to an Earth Trine with PLUTO retro in CAP.

 

Here is the Chart for the Very VIRGO Super New MOON –

Exact at 3:39 am PDT tomorrow Aug 30.

 

 

Voila – there’s also the Mutable T-Square with the apex outlet pointing to JUPITER in SAG!

Consisting of 

  • MERCURY, SUN / MOON / MARS, VENUS in VIRGO.
    More about the MERCURY Journey through VIRGO in today’s blog post.
  • LILITH / NEPTUNE retro in PISCES.
  • JUPITER in SAG.

 

The most dominant theme in the Mutable T-Square is the re-curring (# 3 out of 3 in 2019) square from JUPITER in SAG to NEPTUNE in PISCES – building up, and once more exact on Sept 21.

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

 

Wow! So much tension in the Mutable T-square that’s exactly on between the New MOON on Aug 30 and Sept 21 (JUPITER in SAG square NEPTUNE in PISCES)!
Rather than being spun around in low vibrational modes of not knowing where to go, and what to do, given lots of interrelated problems, overwhelm, and confusion… maybe just wanting to escape and disappear…

better to be aware and mindful a la VIRGO, check in:
“Hey, what’s going on here?”
“Where am I at?”
“What am I doing / engaging in…?”
“Does this work for me?” “What’s a better way of….”?
“Let me find another way…?”).
And to dwell as much as possible in the ‘hub of the wheel’ where we aren’t identified or or spun around centrifugally.


Let’s be inspired by the NEW MOON in VIR opposite LILITH / NEPTUNE retro in PISCES, and channel the intense energies into intentional and random acts of service, wellness, and spiritual practice (hey, everything can be!).
And let’s invite high vibrations of JUPITER in SAG square NEPTUNE retro in PISCES:
Miracles, synchronicities, fun & flow, as we trust and have faith, and are in an energy of gratitude, grace, and abundance.

JUPITER in SAG calls us to be in our YES, and to follow our Heart that shows the way and the bigger picture.

 

Yes, other alignments are also in the picture, with the VIRGO New Moon being such a hub: 

  • The New Moon in VIRGO in Earth Trine with URANUS retro in TAU, and with the South Node and SATURN, now stationary in mid-CAP, while forming a sextile with the North Node in mid-CANCER.
    Follow the Body’s wisdom, don’t self abuse, be caring and gentle, change habits, try out new experiences, go spontaneously to Nature – all health & wellness care, while releasing old conditioned and built-up patterns.
  • The VIRGO New Moon in quincunx with CHIRON retro in early ARIES which calls for self-reliance, autonomy, and authenticity as healing agents.
  • Also striking that there’s NO Planet in an AIR sign yet (another Summer phenomenon) – until MERCURY & VENUS enter LIBRA, on Sept 14.
    Which can be an extra challenge to be objective, detached, and ‘even’ in easy terms socially & relationally. But also an opportunity to release our identification with the mind and its predominance in this culture and time.

 

Big Love and Rain of Blessings – into the VIRGO New Moon on Aug 30, opposite Oceanic LILITH & NEPTUNE retro in PISCES!
Wellness in Wholeness & Oneness.

All aligned, in cosmic Awe and ONEder!

Melanie

 

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2019 Summer Retro Window

13 Aug

The New MOON in LEO on July 31 / Aug 1 CAT-alyzed a Retro Window of 5 – 6 Planets (until Sept 18 / Oct 2 when SATURN & PLUTO go direct again)! 
Not quite like the RETRO Record Summer 2018 with Seven Planets Retro.

But still – also this Summer 2019, with 5 – 6 Planets simultaneously retro we’re been called to go backwards / inwards, to REsolve and RElease, esp. when it comes to old low and unconscious perhaps karmically ‘inherited’ vibrations of… 

Brief RE-view – since it’s out of post-retro ‘storm’ now:
MERCURY in LEO / CANCER (retro July 7 – 31):
Old mental patterns that revolve around oneself, perhaps in dramatic- narcissistic ways. Going in circles, regressing into previous stages of life, living in our memories.

JUPITER in mid SAG (retro since Apr 10 – just turned direct on Aug 11):
Old stories and beliefs that shape our philosophy and outlook on life.

SATURN in mid CAP (retro Apr 29 – Sept 18):
Old REpetitive patterns, karma, blocks and obstacles, being stuck in (self) judgment, taking too much on, carrying too much, being the scapegoat.

CHIRON in early AR (retro July 8 – Dec 12):
Old stressful early life wounds / survival mode wounds.

URANUS in early TAU (just went retro Aug 11 – Jan 10, 2020):
Old attachments and sticky habits that prevent us from embodying our true freedom.

NEPTUNE in mid PI (retro June 21 – Nov 27):
Old overwhelm, confusion, delusions, addictions, feeling victimized, and ways of ‘checking out’ and giving up.

PLUTO in later CAP (retro Apr 24 – Oct 2):
Old (outer and inner) control patterns, old oppressive and abusive powers that prevent us from being in our true Power.

 

12 Olympians – which direction are the Planetary Gods & Goddesses going?

 

.…and find through re-visiting and re-leasing from the ‘inside-out’ more conscious vibrations. as in:

MERCURY in CANCER / LEO:
Being compassionate and caring with ourselves, maybe even going back to our Baby self and the messages s/he received, giving her / him extra care, and showing her / him how loved and welcome s/he is, helps us to express and show ourselves lovingly, passionately, creatively, and heart-fully.

JUPITER in mid SAG:
Finding the Truth about our Gratitude for Life, our Belief in Ourselves, and Walking the Path of Love.

SATURN in mid CAP:
Standing in our Authority & Values, prioritizing what matters most, lightening the load, and working with our Best.

CHIRON in early AR:
The ‘wound’ carries the Medicine. When we experience ourselves as standing alone facing the collective it also brings out the Medicine of being Authentic.

URANUS in early TAU:
Being free from attachments (to habits, stuff, location) leads to emBodying Freedom in so many ways…

NEPTUNE in mid PI:
Dropping into Unity Consciousness, in the Unified Field.

PLUTO in later CAP:
Empowered by and for Evolution.

 

Wishing you well in the Retro Summer 2019!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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GURU PURNIMA Full Moon Blessings – with the ‘Astro Gurus’ JUPITER and SATURN

16 Jul

Dear Astro~News Reader,

indeed, there’s a lot to today’s Full MOON in CAP – CAN / Partial Lunar Eclipse!

Theme is (see Eclipse post): Transforming the Old – Being ONE Love!

Clearly, this Eclipse MOON with SATURN / South Node, VEGA, and next to PLUTO gets our attention, and has us release old attachments, judgment, and conditioning, to come back to the Light of Consciousness, and of the Loving Heart.

A la MERCURY retrograde, I found again this Ram Das article A Heavy Curriculum– very apropos the projections about change and judgment going along with it:
“If somebody is a problem for you, it’s not that they should change, it’s that you need to change. If they’re a problem for themselves that’s their karma, if they’re causing you trouble that’s your problem with yourself…..”

  • What’s our job when people ‘are difficult’?
  • How do our lunar emotions and needs (like, for them to love and appreciate us) have power over us, pull you into judgment and separation (SATURN) and out of Love?
  • What needs to deepen to change (PLUTO) in this?

A heavy curriculum… (a la CAP)… yet lightened and transformed in the Heart.

I get it. Been there with family, other ‘karmic partners’, and even ‘random people’…

This Full Moon also helps us connect with ‘Ancient Essence’ – the essence of the Ancestors (PLUTO in CAP, super close to the MOON). Biological Ancestors, ancient Teachers, Ancestors of the Land…
Maybe their Spirit is speaking to us… helping us transform old (usually fear / separation based) energies that prevent us from being in the Love and in Heart Space.

 

In Hindu and Buddhist tradition, the Full Moon in July is the Guru Purnima / Guru Puja, dedicated to the inner and outer Guru.

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Ganesh, the ‘Remover of Obstacles’ is invoked at the onset of a journey.

We could all use some Ganesh energy nowadays / -years…
SATURN (ruler of CAP) is presently IN CAP (Winter Solstice 2017 – Winter Solstice 2020) where karmic challenges for ‘the journey’ / the path arise.
Only to teach us what our inner blocks, judgments, and resistance are, and handing it over to PLUTO in CAP to help with the transformation – as things are irreversably evolving collectively.

Dense stuff, perhaps. Heavy curriculum?
May the Inner Teacher and light bringer show the way, and lead by example, just like the CAP goat slowly but surely climbing up the mountain, and the CAP SUN climbing up the Ecliptic.

 


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“Ohhh, I don’t have a Guru, nor do I want one!” is what one might hear from us Westerners…

GU-RU means ‘simply’ “From Darkness to Light” – one who removes darkness and brings light. 

“Guru Purnima is celebrated on the day of the year when the SUN is closest to the Earth and the Full MOON reflects the brightest light.
It is a holy day, and an especially beneficial time to make fresh resolves for spiritual growth.
Truth is, the SUN is not closest to the Earth in Summer but in early January, however the CANCER SUN is so bright and strong and it’s early Summer in the Northern hemisphere.

Because the energies of the SUN and of the MOON in reflection are both at their peak, our subtle energy channels are unusually open and receptive to absorb spiritual energy. Practices done or begun these day will bring growth and auspiciousness in life.

Through sadhana (spiritual practice) and by following the Guru’s teachings, devotees can purify the mind to reflect the Atman / Universal Self, just as the MOON reflects the brightness of the SUN.

Traditionally, Guru Purnima is an auspicious time to begin four months of spiritual practice. Beginning at this time allows us to make great spiritual progress more quickly.”

 

Never too early, never too late, for spiritual practice, and connection with the inner Guru / Teacher / Mentor / Light Bringer, I’d say.

Time (ruled by CAP) in fact can be suspended, stretched, and can dissolve and ‘disappear’ in immersion with what IS  (PLUTO points us to ‘that’).
The Guru is a bridge into vastness, spaciousness, and freedom.

 

In Astrology, the ‘Guru’ is associated with the Archetypes of JUPITER, the Mentor, and SATURN, the Teacher.

Jupiter and Earth – A matter of Perspective. Photo: Hubble / NASA

Presently, JUPITER is retro and in its own SAG domain (until Dec 3, 2019), this year in triple square with mystical NEPTUNE in its own PISCEAN domain.

Gifts and happiness (JUPITER in SAG) require surrender and letting go, which leads to Unity (NEPTUNE in PI).
Once we SEE the benefits (JUPITER in SAG) deep gratitude and an abundant life are the results.

 

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Saturn and Earth – Ringed Guru. Photo: Hubble / NASA

SATURN, this year in mid-CAP, quintessential integrity teacher, is also very supportive at this Guru Puja time, since it forms two relationships with transpersonal Archetypes:

  • A triple sextile this year with NEPTUNE in PISCES – the teaching and on-going practice is surrender and connection.
    Flow and ease in the ‘achievement’ follow.
  • An almost-exact conjunction with PLUTO (strongest in May / June 2019, and exact conjunct on Jan 12, 2020.
    As we’re called / pressured to complete and be done with what’s old and doesn’t serve Humanity, Planet Earth, and all Beings, esp. abusive, disrespectful top-down control and power, we’re also called to Build the New from the inside-out – a caring and compassionate world, based on Love – the ‘top priority’ that IS.

Pluto Reveals… One of the first pictures New Horizons transmitted from the close fly-by in July 2015

Have I mentioned?
Almost all the planetary Archetypes mentioned are presently retro:

MERCURY, JUPITER, SATURN, CHIRON, URANUS (going retro on Aug 11), and PLUTO!
Excellent for inward-turning movement….

Under PLUTO in SATURN ruled CAP (2008 – 2023), and NEPTUNE in PISCES (since 2011 / 2012, until 2018 / 2026), so many traditional spiritual teachings and practices from our biological and Spirit ancestry have reached our modern cultures and become ‘mainstream’.
The ‘trick’ is to really be consistent and apply them into our daily and most challenging situations – says SATURN in CAP.

Different accesses and avenues for everyone, yet light is always light.

 

Aummmm! Namaste!

The Light in me honours the Light in you!
May we ground and embody it.

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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NEPTUNE in PISCES stationary in June – goes retro June 21 (until Nov 27) – Connectivity without Co-Dependency

22 Jun

June is quite the oceanic month, dear Friends!

Did you know?
June 8 was also World Oceans Day, raising awareness for the Beauty and vital Importance of the World Oceans.
To this I say: Every day is World Oceans Day!
Obvious by now how the Oceans show us: We’re all, and it IS all connected.
How are we responding to  / IN this ‘simple’ truth?

Just as the Oceans and atmosphere connect us, we experience now (well, always have, but perhaps even more so since CHIRON and NEPTUNE have entered PISCES, 2010 and 2012) how everything links with everything, in a limitless energetic continuum. The veils between dimensions, incl. Time and Space have become more and more permeable.

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….

 

Neptunian Turning Point 

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

The Archetype of Oneness takes us inward-backward in its 5-months retro journey that started yesterday, June 21.
This doesn’t mean to retreat from the ‘outer world’ and ‘do nothing’.
Yet, a retreat from overwhelm / addiction (which are often linked and of the same Archetype: “Still haven’t found what I’m looking for…”) and inner ‘refuge’ would be well-supported by NEPTUNE retro.

As we’re still in the cycle of the alchemical GEMINI New Moon (June 3), a good starting point would be inquiry into:

  • What’s missing, what am I yearning for?
  • What would complement and change me?
  • How can this… be found within, in connection with / as the ONE?

NEPTUNE is just the first of 4 planets going retro in July / Aug (MERCURY on July 7, CHIRON on July 8, URANUS on Aug 12), joining a ‘team’ of 5 Retrograde ‘Players’ in July / Aug!

 

NEPTUNE is a V.I.P.

Poseidon / Neptune, in the Harbour of Havana, where the Malecon starts…. Photo by Melanie, from a Neptunian Journey in Cuba in 2012

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’s a Very Important Planet this month, since it’s on a turnaround course (twice a year) from Earth perspective, exact since yesterday, June 21, hence moving very slowly mid June to early July, and an energetic focal point.
NEPTUNE will be retro until Nov 27 (a yearly rhythm of 5 months retro / 7 months direct).

NEPTUNE has been also involved in the GEMINI New Moon on June 17 (which widely squared stationary NEPTUNE in PI), and is presently activated by a Water Trine from MERCURY / MARS / the North Node in CANCER (exact June 13 – 16).
The Water Trine from the North Node to NEPTUNE continues until mid-July.

The Water Trine invites us to….:

Communicate with care and compassion, stay connected (rather than ‘checking out’), surf the energy field that’s naturally available, dance with Life, surrender to what-IS, hold space in Oneness, ride 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.

 

Water is Life!

In case you haven’t seen (or not in a while) the moving and mobilizing video about Standing Rock Water Protectors/ Warriors with the song by Trevor Hall please watch and RE-connect. 
Still and always important to protect our Waters!

 

We are all in THIS together…

Earth YinYangRemember 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.

My sense is NEPTUNE in PISCES also mirrors the outflow of the Piscean Age– as the Aquarian Age is already ‘moving in’ with highly individualizing technological self-sufficiency (and isolation).

Internet and media allow (and hook!) us to be continuously plugged in and connected (to and through technology – which is now omni-available, ever since NEPTUNE sailed through AQ from 1998 – 2012, and to and through media – omni-present, and for many of us the place where ‘social’ happens most, ever since NEPTUNE entered PI, in 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, now already in ARIES) have been in PISCES, there’s been a flood of influences and confluences, overwhelming and weakening (NEPTUNE),  and leaving us vulnerable (CHIRON).
Our individual (which is of course an illusion) identity experiences him / herself separate, and has a need to connect and feel connected. 
Where to turn? 
How to turn connectedness on?

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


And yes, NEPTUNE also reflects trends and mass movements 
(also mass manipulation, by the way).

 

So, what’s with co-dependency?

PISCEAN energy is about connection.
It’s a transpersonal, universal energy. 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, and maybe the other partner has the co-dependent need to be needed.
“Can’t be with you, can’t be without you” sums up the feeling culture in such co-dependent / addicted relationships. Often, they’re based on various early life experiences (like abandonment, 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 addictive 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. They need each other to maintain the constellation.
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 to keep releasing…

And good to be aware of:
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.

 

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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’… (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 as it’s just gone 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 in-breath come naturally…

 

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.

 

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Blessings for Oneness in Freedom, on the the Canadian Aboriginal Day (June 21, Summer Solstice) and Week!
Well, again: it’s always Aboriginal Time…

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

 

 

 

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PISCES New Moon (March 6) with NEPTUNE & MERCURY Retro: Relax, Reconnect, Receive!

5 Mar

Cosmic Greetings, dear Astro~News Friend!

Neptune Rules Pisces
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

Tomorrow’s NEW MOON in mid-PISCES (with a SCO undertone), comes in close Union with NEPTUNE – to be seen together in the chart below…

Ultimate Fluidity – all about Connection…
Oneness Consciousness and  L~O~V~E transform.


Let’s embrace & be embraced by this PISCES NEW MOON – the last of the astrological cycle, before Spring Equinox (on March 20)!
Let’s relax, connect with (in!) the unifying field, and receive the gently transforming vibes and waves that are always offered!

MERCURY, now freshly retro (as of today, March 5, until March 28) agrees: Let the mind be at ease – and see how easy things can BE!

In Hindu tradition it’s the New Moon that comes after Maha Shivaratri – Union with the Formless.


In the meantime (on Feb 18), CHIRON has emerged from PISCES (where it’s been since 2010 / 2011), supporting us in letting go of multi-layered interdependent wounds that were interwoven with the collective – and even of ‘healing journeys’.
To be ‘newborn’ in ARIES where the Medicine is about Showing Up in our Authentic Self. CHIRON will be in ARIES until 2027 – but the Time is NOW.


Another big shift of 2019 will happen – tomorrow, ‘delivered’ by the PISCES New Moon:
URANUS – Archetype of the Awakener – left ARIES (there since 2011!), and enters TAURUS: Wake UP, Earthlings, and Embody Freedom!

 

 

Let’s take a look at the PISCES NEW MOON ‘birth’ chart:

The PISCES NEW MOON will be exact at 8:04 am PST tomorrow March 6. 

 

 

  • SUN-MOON-NEPTUNE fused together in mid-PISCES (not even a degree apart – both the monthly passage of the MOON and the yearly ‘passage’ of the SUN ‘over’ NEPTUNE will happen tomorrow after the New Moon.
    Mid-PISCES has a SCORPIO undertone – so, we’re going through layers and waves of emotions to come to the core where from transformation comes.
    Let it BE, says NEPTUNE.
    A ‘NEPTUNE New MOON’ or even ‘New NEPTUNE’ in PISCES…

 

  • …just as CHIRON has (on Feb 18) left PISCES where it’s been in the last 8 years, since March 11, 2011.
    Melting and ‘washing out’ not just the Winter in the Northern Hemisphere, but also Wounds of the Collective that have ripple effects and show up in all of us through our inter-connectedness.
    Time to allow the wounded, vulnerable, re-traumatize-able sides in us (often related to early wounds of abandonment and / or overwhelm / abuse / intrusion) to come up, and be re-connected in the Whole of our Being.
    Healthy Connectedness (NEPTUNE & PISCES) Heals.A golden opport-Unity to RE-view this decade:
    What has it shown you about Woundedness, Healing, Teaching?

    How have you embraced the Medicine from within, rather than escaping, drugging, numbing what wants to get your attention, teach and heal you?
    You might want to look back to when CHIRON in PI began (2010/11), which of your vulnerable and weak spots got triggered already and since then, which are still trigger-able, and where might those come from originally?

 

  • Every New Moon offers the closure of an old cycle, and the beginning of a new cycle.
    Maybe the NEW MOON with NEPTUNE in PISCES even tells us about vestiges of the PISCES Age era of collectivism fizzling out, making room for ever increasing AQ Age phenomena?Yes, we’re obviously already in the era of technology & accelerated innovation. And individualized technology has already broadly invaded in our lives and taken the place of collective experiences of the past…
    In my sense, one aspect of the ‘Zeitgeist’ of NEPTUNE (in its 165-year cycle) now in PISCES (2012 – 2026), after its AQ activation (1998 – 2012, with URANUS in AQ / PI at the time) is to show our transition out of the PISCES Age ( incl. dependency on / addictions – to technology…).

    The Ages overlap of course (just as the constellations AQ and PI overlap in the Zodiac). With NEPTUNE in PI (2012 – 2026) a transition time is on, while Humanity shows symptoms of PI-AQ.
    So, let’s stay (nep)tuned, yet consider, with MERCURY now freshly RETRO (also in PI), what of the mind’s stories are ‘old’ and just a re-flex, esp. in this Epimethean 1st half of M-r (until March 14).
    Let’s naturally, lovingly tune IN and connect – in ourselves, with each other, and in Life.

 

  • MERCURY freshly retro, at the very end of PISCES just slightly ‘off’ CHIRON are quite the focal point too. They’re the tiniest bit apart, yet on different sides of the ‘Emergence’ / Spring Equinox Point and moving away from each other (M-r back into PI and CHIRON forward in AR).
    A good time to re-connect – with people, places, and foremost, with our innermost Self, to notice how the mind and its stories and arguments are in the way…
    And with CHIRON freshly in ARIES to show up authentically (ha, maybe before we can think too much).

 

  • Big News, ‘delivered’ by the cosmic PISCES NEW MOON:
    Just 7 1/2 hrs before the exact New Moon, URANUS, Archetype of the Awakener & Paradigm Shifter changes Zodiac signs, from ARIES where it’s been since 2011(!) into TAURUS!
    Until Apr 26, 2026 (YES, for almost 7 years) that-IS!
    A first ‘teaser’ phase for URANUS on the cusp into TAURUS already happened last May 15 – Nov 6 when URANUS retreated back into ARIES over the Winter.

    Quite a cathartic and catalytic shift, helping us to set FREE what’s been held in / back for long:

    • Get UN-stuck & UN-settled!
    • Get UN-attached from what has ‘owned you’!
    • Set yourself FREE from stagnation, inertia, conventions, comfort traps, persistent habits that might have turned into addictions even!
    • Get FREE from fixations, and resistance-to-change.
    • Be fresh and re-invent yourself!
    • Disrupt too slow-moving processes / holding back, and surprise yourself with experimentation!

    Check out the URANUS into TAURUS blog article, to delve more deeply into this ‘Zeitgeist’ theme.

 

  • Then, there’s the YOD / Green Kite configuration (green elongated triangle, with a red central axis) now building over the next few weeks, and activated by the PISCES New MOON.
    Pointing to the Lunar North Node in late CANCER, from JUPITER in late SAG, and LILITH in late AQ.
    (reverse from the image to the left – pointing ‘downwards’ in the New Moon chart). 
    A ‘Celestial Pointer’ to the CANCER North Node themes of finding our Home in the world, with others, at places, and Homecoming, in ourselves and in the Universe (late CANCER has a PISCES undertone)…!
    ‘Fed by’ the deep knowing that Seeing the bigger, more spacious Picture is a huge Gift, and makes all the difference (JUPITER in late SAG).

    And: Our True Nature is FREE (LILITH in late AQ).

    The ‘polarity point’ to the Celestial Pointer (NN in CANCER) is a concentration of SATURN, PLUTO, and the Lunar South Node in late CAP. That’s where the ‘Old Empire Expires’. Yes, old societal structures, esp. hierarchical, controlling ones are changing while still trying to exert their power (PLUTO) yet are outdated and coming to an end while we’re called to not give authority away but own it (SATURN).

    So, as we’re not buying anymore into these ‘old matrixes’ with their ‘shoulds’, expectations, obligations, rules, ‘do it the hard way’ to get approval, etc. it’s easier to come home in ourselves and in the world, with gentleness and compassion (CANCER).

 

  • MARS in TAURUS (slow, steady, enjoyable movement and ‘pursuit’) agrees, and so does VENUS in AQ – in ‘mutual reception’ with URANUS (ruler of AQ) in TAU (ruled by VENUS) – enjoying and embodying FREEDOM.

 

Ahhh, felt called to bring in the 

Sabian Symbol for the New Moon (at 15°47′ PI)

(and also for NEPTUNE at 16°07′ PI for that matter) – voila!

“PISCES 16°: 
IN THE QUIET OF HIS STUDY A CREATIVE INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCES A FLOW OF INSPIRATION.

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot Card IX Hermit

KEYNOTE: Reliance upon one’s inner source of inspiration or guidance.

In this last scene (16 – 30° PI) of the great ritual of cyclic existence we are dealing with various aspects of the process that enables humans to “con-firm,” formulate and perpetuate the original creative impulse which has become self-actualized in a myriad of ways throughout the cycle, short or long as the cycle may be.
This first symbol strikes the keynote of truly significant creative processes: their source is above, beyond, but also around the individual creator. The inspiration, original and individual though it may be, is given a form which is conditioned by the cultural, social and religious background of the creative person.
In a sense, every genius merely records an answer to the needs of the time. The hands that write, play an instrument, or mold a plastic material are his / her own; the urge or drive back of the flow of inspiration has arisen in the vast collective mind of humanity.

This is the first of the seventieth series of five symbols. The individual aspect of the creative process is emphasized as is the individual’s need for concentration and at least inner quiet.
S/he must have faith in his /her own SUBJECTIVE STRENGTH.”

 

So apropos the NEPTUNIAN collective yet also inner/cosmic connection that the NEW MOON catalyzes.
Simultaneously reflecting the aspects of the South Node in CAP with SATURN / PLUTO (having been ‘in service to the old regime’), and the incentive of the North Node in CANCER to be originally creative – and naturally strong through that, as a biologically creative mother (CANCER) is.
The NEW MOON is the conception point – full circle…

 

Blessings for the ALL-Connective New Moon in PISCES with NEPTUNE!
Melanie

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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URANUS enters TAURUS (March 6)

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