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Early Summer Standstill and Spiraling Vibes

29 Jun
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This Summer Solstice / CANCER New Moon phase (June 23 – July 23) is a Turnaround Time, in many ways.

Yes, the SUN and MERCURY just moved last week – right ON Summer Solstice into CANCER (both together!) which turns the vital and mental energy into the feeling zone, and the NEW MOON activates the visceral, instinctual qualities.
Questions of origin, home, and belonging, how we nurture and what nurtures the soul, are on – as families and tribes gather.

Some of our Planetary SoUlar System ‘Family Members’ also reflect the ‘standstill’ / turnaround energy this month too:

JUPITER recently went direct (June 9), and is still stationary (moving super slowly) all June.
URANUS is slowing down, to go retro on Aug 2, and will be stationary July / Aug.
CHIRON is slowing down too, to go retro on July 1, and is now stationary (June / July). Stay tuned for the CHIRON Turning Point in the next days.
NEPTUNE went retro on June 16, and is still stationary until mid-July.
Plus, MARS is in CANCER ‘crab walk mode’ (until July 20), adding to the Spiraling Effect. With MARS in CANCER, a lot of old emotions, esp. anger, are stirred into action!

In other words, these planets have just recently changed, or are in the process of changing direction from direct (forward from Earth perspective) to retro (CHIRON, URANUS, and NEPTUNE), or from retro to direct  (JUPITER).

All these stationary / retro planets end of June / in July are focal points, and their archetypal energy naturally spirals inward / backward – soulward.

CHIRON, URANUS, and NEPTUNE bring us with their archetypal experiences, of healing / medicine journey, liberation, and transcendence, to more inward,  and also to ‘revisit’ places we’ve been before in those experiences, to release the past.

SATURN, now retro, and in Aug / Sept stationary in late SAG – the Galactic Centre (will go direct on Aug 25) calls us to go into deep inner Heart Truth.

We are called go backwards / inwards, for REsolve and RElease, esp. when it comes to old low and unconscious vibrations of…

CHIRON in PI: Old shame, vulnerability, and wounds that turn into our ‘shamanic scars’.

URANUS in AR: Old RE-actionary, hectic, survival stress.

NEPTUNE in PI: Old overwhelm, confusion, delusions, addictions, ways of ‘checking out’ and giving up come up to be released.

SATURN: Old REpetitive patterns, karma, and blocks and obstacles, through being stuck in judgment, limiting beliefs, old stories, pain – all ‘excess luggage’ that prevents us from moving forward with trust and from the heart.

 

In the turnaround, we are called to find through the release from the ‘inside-out’ more conscious vibrations of:

CHIRON in PI : The ‘wound’ carries the Medicine. Unity heals.

URANUS in ARLiberation into the vibrant NOW Presence.

NEPTUNE in PIDropping into Unity Consciousness, in the Unified Field.

SATURN in SAG: Life is a Pilgrimage – Spirit Guides us. 

 

Many Heartfelt Summer Blessings!

Enjoy this Body-Mind-Spirit Nourishing Season!

 

© 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.

 

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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’ 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.

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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!

 

 

 

 

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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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* Neptunian June: Surfing the Waves of ONEness, Navigating the Seas of Change ~ NEPTUNE in PISCES is going retro on June 13, and SATURN square NEPTUNE # 2 (out of 3) on June 17

12 Jun

Have you been overwhelmed, 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, and of the Square from SATURN in SAG. Which can easily happen…

 

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

 

NEPTUNE is a V.I.P. (Very Important Planet) this month, since it’s on a turnaround course (twice a year) from Earth perspective, exact on June 13, hence moving very slowly, and becoming an energetic focal point, AND will be squared by SATURN (exact on June 17!). 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 has been also involved in the GEM NEW MOON Mutable Grand Cross (see last blog post), and close to the Lunar South Node (their alignment, every about 20 years, will be exact in November when NEPTUNE turns around again.

 

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

We are all in THIS together…

 

June 8 was World Oceans Day, raising awareness for the Beauty and vital Importance of the World Oceans. http://www.worldoceansday.org/

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

 

Remember when people were talking about the theory of ‘six degrees of separation’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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 – omni-available since NEPTUNE sailed through AQ from 1998 – 2012). For better or worse.

 

SATURN in SAG is a regulative Archetype, showing us that it’s liberating when we don’t get drawn into all the allure, and stay focused and heart connected. A walk outdoors (SAG) 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 to boundless states.

 

SATURN square NEPTUNE – an important collective transit which was on for the first time in late 2015 (exact Nov 26, 2015) and now again (exact June 17 and Sept 10, 2016) shows the contrast and charge between openness, surrender, oneness (NEPTUNE) and separation, boundaries, fears, restrictions, judgement (SATURN) but also what reconciles them. 

The massive stream of war refugees since last year evokes our compassion and openness (NEP in PI). Boundaries and borders (SAT) have become more permeable (NEP). Does that make us (esp. Europe?) more vulnerable (CHIRON in PI)? Wh0 is US and THEM anyway, asks NEPTUNE.

Paranoia, showing up as fear of uncontrolled invasion and infiltration by the unknown and fanatic, and xenophobia, the fear of the foreign (SAT in SAG since Sept 17, 2015) are atmospheric phenomena (NEPTUNE in PI) that can come up under this constellation. First in Europe, and this year also via Trump’s campaign in the U.S., just today again ‘inflamed’ through the sad news of the Florida shootings. It’s complicated. It’s all interrelated.

And isn’t it paradoxical (very Neptunian)? Making the foreign (SAG), and the refugees who themselves were victimized by the terror (NEP in PI) the scapegoat, out of confusion, overwhelm (NEP), and fear (SAT) is a short-sighted shaming and blaming.

Remember? http://www.unrefugees.org/2015/11/after-paris-attacks-refugees-should-not-be-turned-into-scapegoats/  
As I suspected last year when the first SATURN – NEPTUNE square was exact, just 2 weeks after the Paris attacks, we see now stricter regulations and laws (under SAT in SAG) under this constellation. Hopefully not more draconian governmental control (PLU in CAP) that threatens democracy and freedom.

What’s also coming up in the societal realm under the stationary NEPTUNE constellation is shady, questionable, ‘fishy’ practices, and possibly even fraudulent elections in the U.S. Every vote must count – that’s the essence of Democracy, and a presumably free society (SAT in SAG)!

 

In the meantime, in the spiritual dimension…:

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.

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 SATURN in SAG has an attitude about that too…).

  • Does it take extra stimuli (maybe increased dosage) to lose ourselves in something, and drop our sense of separate identity?
  • Can you BE immediately, already in the space that having / doing such and such…. promises to take you to? 

NEPTUNE in its own domain PISCES (2012 – 2026): 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?

Collectively speaking: Humanity and all life forms are interconnected. We see that now inevitably on all levels, ecologically, climate wise, via the media, politically, economically, culturally, and acutely: how refugees can find a safe and welcoming place to settle.

 

  • Have you recently felt overwhelmed yet going nowhere?
  • Where is this going? What’s the direction?

 

Sagittarius, Ruled by Jupiter – Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

SATURN retro in SAG, in contrast to the recent GEMINI New Moon with VENUS and soon in square with MERCURY in GEM (exact June 20) doesn’t seem to make is easy to target and stay focused, with all the distractions, and sooo many options, even so many external sources for guidance, so many gurus, teachers, paths – yet….!

SATURN’s point is – often through elimination – we learn: Less is more, and in this case: Find guidance from within!

 

In what way do you already have the inner compass, and just don’t give yourself credit, or find excuses by giving authority away?

If you know… why don’t you act on your knowing???

Walk in the inner Labyrinth…

 

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Chartres Labyrinth

 

SATURN and NEPTUNE have a 36-year cycle with each other (from conjunction to conjunction).

The current cycle started with their conjunction / union in 1989 – at the time in mid CAP, and with URANUS nearby too! Well, the year of the violently shut down demonstrations at Tienanmen  Square in Beijing, and when the Berlin Wall was brought down, which started a domino effect of a crumbling of Communist and Socialist regimes in the Eastern Block (Revolutionizing – URANUS, and dissolving – NEPTUNE of those controlling systems – SATURN).

 

If you’re a bit older and remember the time of the late 80’s:

  • Did you go over a threshold at the time, maybe from a structure and form you were in (SAT) that was broken open and dissolved?
  • Where are you at, in relation to those changes, now?

SATURN says, “Well, that was then, this is now. Been there, done that, learned the lesson(?), got the T-shirt.” NEPTUNE says, “What’s time? It’s all ephemeral and fluid. Who is the you that goes there in dream time?”. So maybe something can wash through your system from those imprints, and any imprints for that matter.

 

The present SATURN – NEPTUNE cycle goes until 2025 (when both will be on the cusp from PI to AR) – well, futile to speculate about that now – so many changes until then…

 

In the HERE – NOW (thank you, SATURN for bringing us back), we’re in the  (Square) = 90° angle phase between SATURN at 12° SAG and NEPTUNE at 12° PI.

 

SATURN is now right on the AC of the U.S.A. – which is at 12°12’ SAG!

The country is called to grow into a new authority and mature, visionary leadership. Under the present SATURN retro hopefully realizing that same old patterns don’t work anymore.

And NEPTUNE this year squares the U.S. AC – DC ‘Encounter Axis’… whom are they ‘letting in’??!

 

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The SATURN – NEPTUNE Square will come back one more time (# 3 out of 3 exact alignments, due to the back-and-forth motions of SAT and NEP from Earth perspective) on Sept 10 – a grand finale between the Eclipses on Sept 1 and 16!

 

With SATURN retro in SAG, now squaring NEPTUNE in PI 2015 / 16:

  • How can we navigate the unknown and ever changing?

If we identify with SATURN, and would rather have control and a clear orientation we might get frustrated when things don’t turn out the way we expected them to be. Disappointment can show up – reminding us that we had an attachment to the outcome. Going with the flow and adapting, surfing with the situation is rather the way to let-go.

  • What would the inner spiritual (NEPTUNE) teacher / guide / guru (SATURN) say to this situation that’s out of control?

 

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

 

Invocations and sacred sound, spiritual teachings and practice, and a container around the INTERWOVEN fabric of life are good medicine for these times.

Being IN the world, yet not OF the world.

Not escaping from restrictions and the ‘real world’ but going more deeply into resonance, to experience oneness, and let it release from there (with compassion maybe).

 

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

The Great Bell Chant

Read by Thich Nath Hanh.

 

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T’ich Nhat Hanh

 

Chanted by brother Phab Niem

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“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.”

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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* NEPTUNIAN November Infusion– NEPTUNE in PISCES, Squared by SATURN in SAG in Nov / Dec (exact Nov 26): Form & Formlessness – Navigating the Seas of Change.

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

 

Have you been overwhelmed, in a maze, blah mode, aimless, passive, confused, maybe even depressed, drifting, dreaming, feeling disillusioned, 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, and of the Square from SATURN in SAG. Which can easily happen.

 

NEPTUNE is in Nov and Dec one of the focal points in the Astro~Weather, since it just changed direction from Earth perspective, AND is squared by SATURN (exact tomorrow Nov 26!). It’s a good idea to be aware of its 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). J

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 SATURN in SAG has an attitude about that too, see above).

Does it take extra stimuli (maybe increased dosage) to lose ourselves in something, and drop our sense of separate identity?

Can you be immediately, already in the space that having / doing such and such…. promises to take you to?

 

NEPTUNE in its own domain PISCES (2012 – 2026):
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?

Collectively speaking: Humanity and all life forms are interconnected. We see that now inevitably on all levels, ecologically, climate wise, via the media, politically, economically, culturally, and acutely: how refugees can find a safe and welcoming place to settle.

Have you recently felt overwhelmed yet going nowhere?

Where is this going? What’s the direction?

 

Saturn Pop

SATURN in SAG doesn’t seem to make is easy to target and stay focused, with all the distractions, and sooo many options, even so many external sources for guidance, so many gurus, teachers, paths – yet….!

SATURN’s point is – often through elimination – we learn: less is more, and in this case: Find guidance from within!

In what way do you already have the inner compass, and just don’t give yourself credit, or find excuses by giving authority away?

If you know… why don’t you act on your knowing???

Walk in inner Labyrinth…

 

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Chartres Labyrinth

 

SATURN and NEPTUNE have a 36-year cycle with each other (from conjunction to conjunction).

The current cycle started with their conjunction / union in 1989 – at the time in mid CAP, and with URANUS nearby too! Well, the year of the violently shut down demonstrations at Tienanmen  Square in Beijing, and when the Berlin Wall was brought down, which started a domino effect of a crumbling of Communist and Socialist regimes in the Eastern Block (Revolutionizing – UR and dissolving – NEP of those controlling systems – SAT).

If you’re a bit older and remember the time of the late 80’s:

  • Did you go over a threshold at the time, maybe from a structure and form you were in (SAT) that was broken open and dissolved?
  • Where are you at, in relation to those changes, now? SAT says, “Well, that was then, this is now. Been there, done that, learned the lesson, got the T-shirt.” NEP says, “What’s time? It’s all ephemeral and fluid. Who is the you that goes there in dream time?”. So maybe something can wash through your system from those imprints, and any imprints for that matter.

 

The SAT – NEP cycle we are in goes until 2025 (when both will be on the cusp from PI to AR) – well, futile to speculate about that… and what’s time (NEP)?

In the HERE – NOW (thank you, SAT for bringing us back), we’re in the  (Square) = 90° angle phase between SAT at 7° SAG and NEP at 7° PI (see chart above).

This is not the only time the Square is exact; it will come back from June to Sept 2016 (exact June 17 and Sept 10), due to the back-and-forth motions of SAT and NEP from Earth perspective. So it’s basically an Initiation (very SAT – NEP) into the Interwoven Fabric of… everything.

Post-Quantum physics talks about new laws (SAT) round ‘entanglement’ (NEP). Science finds more and more evidence for what mystics and spiritual teachings have been pointing to ever since.

 

With SATURN in SAG, now squaring NEPTUNE in PI for the first time (again in an extended phase from June to Sept 2016, exact June 17 and Sept 10):

How can we navigate the unknown and ever changing?

If we identify with SATURN, and would rather have control and a clear orientation we might get frustrated when things don’t turn out the way you expected them to be. Disappointment can show up – reminding us that we had an attachment to the outcome. Going with the flow and adapting, surfing with the situation is rather the way to let-go.

 

What would the inner spiritual (NEPTUNE) teacher / guide / guru (SATURN) say to this situation that might seem like out of control?

 

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

 

Invocations and sacred sound, spiritual teachings, practice, and a container around the INTERWOVEN fabric of life are good medicine for these times.

Being IN the world, yet not OF the world.

Not escaping from restrictions and the ‘real world’ but going more deeply into resonance, to experience oneness, and let it release from there (with compassion maybe).

 

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

 

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

https://vimeo.com/6518109

“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.”

 

* NEPTUNIAN November Infusion & SATURN square NEPTUNE – Paranoia, and the Reality of Our Interconnectivity

16 Nov

NEPTUNE in PISCES, presently retrograde and ‘stationary’ (apparently very very slowly moving backwards in the Zodiac, from Earth perspective) goes direct on Nov 18, AND will be also squared by SATURN in SAG on Nov 26 (the effect of this transit is noticeable all Nov and Dec).

SATURN and NEPTUNE have a 35-year cycle together (from conjunction to square to opposition to conjunction). The present SATURN – NEPTUNE cycle started with their conjunction in 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down, setting off an avalanche of crumbling of the Communist regimes in Eastern Europe.

 

Neptune

NEPTUNE in its own domain of PISCES (from 2012 until 2026) is in Nov and Dec one of the focal points in the Astro~Weather, since it’s changing direction from Earth perspective. It’s a good idea to be aware of its Archetype, and able to recognize what’s up when we’re getting ‘hooked’.

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 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…).

To lose ourselves in something, and drop our sense of separate identity… does it take external stimuli (and a repeated ‘feed’ even) to be in this space? Addiction is a mere substitute that often backfires…

Can you be immediately, already in the space of Oneness that having or doing such and such…. seems to promise to take you to?

NEPTUNE in its own domain PISCES (2012 – 2026): All is fluid, ever changing, yet everything is always here. There is nothing constant about you, yet something permeates your existence. Big paradoxes.

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

Wherever you go, there you are.

 

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Neptune Rules Pisces, by Johfra Bosschart

 

Have you recently felt personally overwhelmed, yet going nowhere?

Where is this going? What’s the direction?

Quite recently: Our vulnerability to terrorism, and collective fear of subversive invasion. Yet also our love and prayers for all humans who are being affected by brutal violence.
We are all in this together, as the world is connected, and we are connected through our humanness.

SATURN now in SAG (since Sept 17, and already early this year, until Winter Solstice 2017) is a contrast to NEPTUNE in PISCES in so many ways, and even marches into exact square with NEPTUNE, due on Nov 26.

 

Saturn tilted

 

Where NEPTUNE is about Unity and Formlessness, SATURN gets us into our ‘separate’ (not ultimately true, but a very good illusion) form. SATURN rules the Root Chakra, anchors us in the body, slows us down, shows us karmic lessons, and can manifest as fear and pain (‘symptoms’ of separateness).

In SAGITTARIUS which rules the world at large, long distance travel, higher education, perspective, bigger picture, freedom to move, space, is now being transited by SATURN – ouch!

After a warm welcome of war refugees from the Middle East, over the last while, escalated through the massacres in Paris, a new paranoia and xenophobia set in: “Why weren’t they registered? Terrorists could sneak in.” “The borders will be closed.” New levels of ‘homeland security’ esp. in Europe are taking place.
Whom can we trust?

Uhhh, and the ‘bad luck’ day of Friday the 13th, esp. in SCO, seemed to be fully justified again.

Yet also: Is there a bigger plot going on? Weapons of mass deception?

When 9/11 happened, SATURN opposed PLUTO (which was on the AC of the U.S.A. chart). Now, SATURN is in SAG where PLUTO was in 2001. What is the truth here? Nobody seems to have the ‘whole story’.

SATURN’s point is – often through elimination – we learn: less is more, and in this case: Find guidance from within!

Which might mean: Drop old, limiting beliefs and prejudices. How about being curious, challenging yourself, and doing a reality check (SATURN) on what you think you already know is ‘so’? Also, the bumper sticker “Don’t  believe everything you think!” comes handy.
Plus: “I don’t believe everything I see and hear in the media.”

On a personal level (which IS political): In what way do you already have the inner compass, and just don’t give yourself credit, or find excuses by giving authority away? If you know… why don’t you act on your knowing???

Also, when it comes to questions like:”Where am I going / directing my life or work?”, with SATURN in SAG, we realize that it matters less how far (geographically or success wise) and even where we are going, and much more where we are coming from. The Sagittarian archer pulls the arrow back to his heart, aims, and releases the arrow. The ‘why’ is crucial for IN-tension, for ‘the path, and for any journey. Motivation matters.

 

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Sagittarius by Johfra Bosschart

 

With SATURN in SAG now squaring NEPTUNE in PI for the first time (again in an extended phase from June to Sept 2016): How can we navigate the unknown and ever changing?

If we identify with SATURN, and would rather have control and a clear orientation we might get frustrated when things don’t turn out the way you expected them to be. Disappointment can show up – reminding us that we had an attachment to the outcome. Going with the flow and adapting, surfing with the situation is rather the way to let-go.

How can we allow old ego structures that pretend to protect us but are based on separation in the first place, dissolve in the all-connectedness?

How can we see spirit in matter, and the formless and infinite in the form? Science and spirituality realize that they are just two sides of the same coin. May more ‘evidence’ for the oneness of all life emerge!

And: what would the inner spiritual (NEPTUNE) teacher / guide / guru (SATURN) say to this situation that’s apparently out of control?

 

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“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

* FULL MOON Week ‘Super Retro YOD’ to VENUS / MARS (united on Aug 31): What is LOVE? Timeless, Eternal Quest… yet always HERE.

30 Aug

 * FULL MOON Week ‘Super Retro YOD’ to VENUS / MARS (united on Aug 31)

What is LOVE?

Timeless, Eternal Quest… yet always HERE.

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Voyager Tarot VI – LOVERS
Related to MARS – VENUS, Gemini, Libra, Pisces.

 

The Lovers VENUS and MARS are bound to RE-unite. Their conjunction in passionate and heart-centred mid LEO will be tomorrow Aug 31.

Which activates the YOD from PLUTO and NEPTUNE / CHIRON to them. The PI MOON already stimulates the YOD.

What’s in this apparently very romantic picture?

VENUS retrograde / stationary (on ‘her’ way to emerge as the ‘Morning Star’ and going direct again on Sept 6).

VENUS has come a long way. Remember your Venusian side before ‘she’ turned retro on July 25?

Maybe, perhaps, possibly much more externally oriented (literally: making your life dependent on others, via strategies, etc., and being entangled in relationship patterns from the past).

The furthest ‘Evening Star’ / LIBRA quality of VENUS was reached before VENUS went retro (remember the beautiful VENUS / JUPITER conjunction in the evening sky at the July 1 Full Moon?). In the meantime, ‘she’ has gone through the ‘underworld’ (VENUS retro united with the Sphinx Point SUN: “Who am I?” “Love ThySelf”– a ‘New VENUS’ was born in the invisible night side), and will RE-emerge as the ‘Morning Star’ (‘Goddess of the Dawn’) when out of retrograde (turning direct next Sunday Sept 6). ‘She’ will be most brilliantly illuminated in the morning sky on Sept 21 – just before Fall Equinox (SUN enters VENUS ruled LIBRA, on Sept 23).

The ‘Morning Star’ VENUS has a TAURUS undertone: Spirit / Heart / Consciousness leads again, in our values, choices, and relationships.

Since VENUS turns around in the very centre (14°23’) of LEO we are drawn into the very heart of the radiant, loving SELF, connect and attract from there.

Everyone in true Self Love and Radiance makes the world a better, brighter place.

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Johfra Bosschart: LEO, ruled by the SUN
Here is some inspiring and Virgo-an Astronomy, also featuring a ‘Golden Triangle’ very close to the structure of the YOD (just saw it, synchronistically):

http://earthsky.org/tonight/venus-at-its-brightest-as-the-morning-star

Coming to that Heart-of-Hearts space, VENUS’s meeting with the fiery, passionate ‘masculine’ MARS Warrior Archetype on Aug 31 creates a new foundation for the unity of the Sacred Feminine and Masculine, in all things. Not ‘just’ literally in relationships.

The foundation that this unity is supported by is the YOD ‘base line’ of PLUTO retro / stationary (going direct on Sept 24) in CAP, and MOON / NEPTUNE retro in PI. With almost all the YOD ‘players’ in retro (VENUS, PLUTO, NEPTUNE, and CHIRON), we are dealing with something old here, and it’s an ‘inside game’.

In other words, being in inner integrity with the changes that are now happening in the name of evolution (PLUTO retro in CAP), as well as releasing the old, helps with the process, allows things to be released and come together naturally, ‘heal’, and reveal us their teachings (NEPTUNE & CHIRON both retro in PI). Ancestors, Elders, Inner Spirit Guides (PLUTO retro in CAP) are supporting and coaching us, so that we aren’t walking in the footsteps of conditioning / unconscious loyalty to the old but forward with evolution.

The ‘adjustment’ (Quincunx aspect from PLUTO retro, and NEPTUNE retro / CHIRON retro, to VENUS retro / MARS) is only an ‘issue’ if our Ego is in the way of the natural flow and eternal presence. An inside game indeed.

LOVE is not a ‘pilgrimage’ or unattainable place ‘out there’. It’s timeless, and always HERE.

Here is again (some of you have asked me to re-post) the excellent talk by Matt Kahn, re: Soul Contracts, Twin Flames, and Soul Mates. A powerful ‘paradigm shifter’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2da2CQEyy0