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Astrological Earth Week (Apr 19 – 26) Weather, feat. :: ‘New Mercury’ & Pluto Turnaround

19 Apr

Today APRIL 19 (at 2:27 pm PDT):
The SUN enters TAURUS – EARTH MONTH (April 19 – May 20):
Be in Nature and Your Nature!

 

Johfra Bosschart Taurus

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

 

It’s the season to settle, slow down, enjoy life with all your senses, plant your garden (esp. with / after the NEW MOON in TAURUS, on Apr 26!), and: to take time, sit with things, and relax.

Themes of cooking, body, garden, money, and values are up, and with Mercury retro now (which started in early TAU on Apr 9) you might wonder: what’s real wealth and real value? We’re invited to take a good look within, beyond consensus reality (show).

BIG extra Astro*News of the day (Apr 19):
It’s the half-way point of MERCURY retro, as M-r meets the SUN – a ‘New Mercury’! 
Spirit, Consciousness, and the Heart lead the way, and the mind is an instrument on their behalf – what a relief and beautiful new alignment!

Here’s the chart of the ‘New Mercury’ (exact on Apr 19 at 10:54 pm PDT) – check out the evi-dance:

 

MER - SUN Apr 19 2017

So cool (indeed) what the Sabian Symbol for the ‘New Mercury’ at 1° TAU (YES, both together on the first degree of TAURUS) says:

“PHASE 31 (TAURUS 1°): A CLEAR MOUNTAIN STREAM.

 

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Valle Verzasca – photo credit: Barbara Jenni

 

KEYNOTE: The pure, uncontaminated and spontaneous manifestation of one’s own nature.

Here we see life substance in its original dynamic form, and as it emerged from its spiritual source. This is true whatever the nature of the source may be. In a sense, the mountain stream is conditioned by the nature of the soil and by all the forces which in the past have formed the mountain’s rock strata: that is to say, by past history. Yet out of this past a new, pure (i.e. unadulterated) release of potentiality has emerged. It is ready to perform whatever work its dharma is to accomplish.

This is the first stage of the seventh five-fold sequence of phases. Matter is still imbued with great potential energy, energy being matter at its source. It is flowing irresistibly toward its own destiny. It is simply ITS OWN NATURE.”

So pure and beautiful!
Let it be. Be That!
The Quality of the New Mind – Spirit / Heart Connection.

 

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As you see in the chart, it’s actually a connection of MERCURY / SUN and also URANUS – which MERCURY approaches (exact contact # 2 on Apr 28, and again on May 9).

Sending the Mind back to the awake and liberated Spirit that already IS.

In these Taurean weeks of the year, re-discover slowing down and enjoying the emBuddhament (embodiment without attachment)!

 

Also big news of the week:
PLUTO goes retro in CAP
(Apr 20 – Sept 28).
This is a time to integrate the big changes that have occurred in the last while – and on-goingly, and for inner (retro) Soul Work time, before bringing the transformed, more empowered Self into – everything.
Of course, we can already BE the Change in the ‘meantime’.

One of the grounding and integrative factors this Spring  has been MARS, now in TAURUS, but only for 2 more days (until Apr 21):
The energy wants to settle and enjoy what-IS (just like the Taurean resting warrior in the picture above). This can be a good time for finding stability in the big changes.
It’s also an excellent energy to guard and protect sacred land and Mother Earth from exploitation and abuse. MARS in TAURUS can harness its resisting and defensive energy. Earth Day ahead!

Dedicated to PLUTO going Retro in CAPRICORN, on Apr 20:

 

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Medicine Wheel

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE HOPI ELDERS

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

This could be a good time!

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

Know the river has its destination.

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

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

We are the ones we have been waiting for.

The Elders
Oraibi, Arizona
Hopi Nation

 

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Slow is Beautiful: Snail Trail – Photo credit: Mary Dowds

SATURDAY APRIL 22 – EARTH DAY!

Come join us downtown, at Creatively United for the Planet, at the RBC Museum!

Time to speak up for values, for nature and the land, with Love and Passion!

Stay tuned for TAURUS NEW MOON Astro*News!

Wishing you a joyous and powerful TAURUS time!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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And NOW for the NEW! MERCURY now in ARIES (March 13 – 31 + Apr 20 – May 15) with Triple URANUS Contact – Revolution of the Mind!

13 Mar

And now for a refreshing mental shift and lift:

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Butterfly Baby, Photo by Anne Geddess

MERCURY entered ARIES today, March 13!
Inviting us to connect mentally with the Emergence of the NEW!

An enlivening, activating, quickening energy, post Piscean ‘floating’, dreaming, surfing, and navigating of the cosmic waves and currents of the collective mental sphere – an Odyssey for many of us… MERCURY was in PISCES since just before the Shivaratri PISCES Solar Eclipse on Feb 26, until today March 13.

Phewww, that wasn’t ‘easy’, since so much has been washed up, and come to our mental attention as well – only to show: we are, and it IS all connected, always in-becoming.
MERCURY is traditionally considered ‘in exile’ in PISCES, opposite its ruled sign VIRGO, the helper, and square its other ruled sign GEMINI, the learner. PISCES is rather the mystic.
How’s the mind of the mystic? Rather a no-mind.

Hope you could dance through, and BE with it, rather than straining your mind to find a way through the waters of overwhelm and confusion, and, like myself, took time to release and retreat, let go of your agenda, connect spiritually, and be open to see miracles and synchronicities.
Maybe in reflection on where this recent time took us mentally can help putting it into perspective, and we can see the gifts in disguise (PISCES likes to camouflage)…

MERCURY’s farewell to PISCES came with a square with SATURN in SAG, yesterday, March 12 – sounds like a mental bruise… maybe news and communication that showed what to let go of, and where the path actually leads – and comes from: The HEART. 

And NOW for the NEW!

First Flight

First Flight

MERCURY entering ARIES is a big shift, and big news.
Why?

  • ARIES is where everything starts – Spring Equinox energy.
    MERCURY as a function of the mind is very well placed in ARIES, since it lends itself to new ideas and inspiration (hopefully after a big release, surrender, and re-connection with what-IS in PISCES).
    Here-now, we can get the ball rolling, in communication and new endeavours that might require courage – or rather a fresh mental approach, and to simply give it a try, and put something forward. Be pro-active, make the first step, make a suggestion.
    Kick your mind into gears, let fresh ideas arise!
    Out of hibernation, into action, one baby step at a time!
    But hey, with ARIES, things can go fast!
    Any mental projects sitting on the back burner that you’d like to tackle? Get going!

  • MERCURY will go retro soon (Apr 9 – May 3), which – you know my approach by now – isn’t ‘bad news’, rather an opportunity for mental re-set with the Heart, Spirit, and Consciousness (MERCURY is being ‘lassoed in’ by the SUN).This will be such an interesting MERCURY retro phase!

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    Prometheus – the Archetype of URANUS – Bringing the Fire of the Gods to Humanity

    MERCURY will meet its ‘higher octave’ and transpersonal ‘Avatar’ URANUS in late ARIES 3 times in this journey (March 26, Apr 28, and May 9!), and start its post-retro forward motion on May 3 right next to URANUS! 
    End of April to mid May will be very MERCURY – URANUS energized!
    Does that sound like revolution from within, and awakening from the mental game, or what?!
    Innovative approaches to everything. Liberating mind-shifts in so many ways.

    What a contrast to the last MERCURY retro phase that started next to PLUTO in CAP, on Dec 19 – sounds already heavy and oppressive… and it showed us a big deal about power structures, and how to not get oppressed by or depressed over the news they produce but instead shift our mind and BE the change!
    So here’s a brief mental pause, to honour and acknowledge our Winter journey with MERCURY (the Mind) and PLUTO (Power – to change, and be the Evolution!).

    I set up the charts for MERCURY going retro (Apr 9), meeting the SUN (Apr 19 / 20 – a ‘New Mercury’ – Mind guided by Spirit and the Heart, and for MERCURY going direct, next to URANUS, on May 3 (shortly before the Wesak Moon of the Buddha, which will be this year on May 10).
    Don’t want to overwhelm you with more info here.
    Yet I must say: I’m excited at the upcoming energies!
    Which are already HERE
    if our consciousness taps into them – since ‘time’ is only a linear construct which we have been entrained to go by…

So, let’s welcome MERCURY in ARIES with all that it brings us, to set ourselves FREE from the ‘known’ and for the NEW!

And see what happens when we get the ball rolling for something that Spirit calls us to move towards. Things can go much faster than you thought 🙂

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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* CAP New Moon / New MERCURY Dec 28 / 29, close to PLUTO: BE the Change, as the Power is IN You!

28 Dec
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Snowy Log Heart – photo by Melanie, 2015 and timeless.

 

Seems like TIME has a ‘life of its own’ – Christmas was only a few days ago – somehow seems like ages – for you too?

The sacred time of year that marks the Return of the Light and how / what that reflects in ourselves.

 

The CAP SUN is now in our Northern Hemisphere from Earth perspective ‘climbing’ again in the ecliptic (slightly ‘higher’ every day), and the daylight is gradually increasing, daily a minute or so for now, in the cold of Winter, and eventually, from Feb on, exponentially more.

Likewise, CAP energy is fueled by the spirit of gradual, grounded, consistent building and ‘climbing’, persevering, enduring, being prepared and equipped, on the ‘way up’.

Does that mean: ‘when the going gets tough the tough get going’? Or is that another myth of glory-through-hardship?

I’d say, depends on the context of course. Not so powerful to operate ‘the hard way’ while giving Power away to those whose approval we might seek, or postponing ‘living’ for the sake of ‘accomplishment’. All based on the paradigm of duality / separation. And the old conditioned ‘Pyramid model’ is expiring anyway…

 

For the time being, we still live in a world of collective CAP ‘stories’ and history imprints that PLUTO (since 2009, for the first time in CAP since the late 1700’s) brings up for transformation. With PLUTO, it often ‘gets intense as it changes’.

The imperialistic and capitalistic framework of modern societies has produced a huge mountain of redundant stuff that the Earth is not capable of ‘digesting’, obviously, without serious ‘side effects’. And the paradigm of being motivated by and gaining status through ‘ownership’ (a BIG one) is so ingrained in our external reward-conditioned minds (“It’s worth working long hours – maybe not in a soulful way – to earn $$$ and time for the holidays, retirement, or other incentives, and to ‘show your value(!)’. Very apropos the TAURUS undertone of mid-CAP where PLUTO is now (until 2018), and where MERCURY retro has started out from on Dec 19, to release ‘old stories’.

 

This CAP NEW MOON and ‘NEW MERCURY’, near PLUTO (the MOON will pass PLUTO tomorrow Dec 29, the SUN will pass PLUTO on Jan 6) is a powerhouse – offering RE-generation and RE-empowerment from within. MERCURY retro in CAP helps us free ourselves from inner subconscious mental ‘shoulds’ and ‘supposed to’s’, and from our ‘hang-ups’ with leadership and authority (theirs and our own). So that our mind is less cluttered, and we are more clear to do the work we’re born to do!

 

Today’s / tomorrow’s CAP NEW MOON marks the release and closure not only of a monthly cycle (as every NM does), and of the year 2016 that was fraught with collective anger, frustration, defeat, but on a much bigger scale punctuates the epochal changes of structures and hierarchies that we see under PLUTO in CAP.

What role do values, security, stability, ownership, and money play in all of this? A big one, now as PLUTO is in mid CAP which has a TAU undertone.

 

CAP, also relating to mountains, solid structures, and hierarchies may ask:
“Who’s above, who’s below?” in terms of social hierarchies.

 

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Since ancestors and history are also CAP themes, here’s a suggestion for an inquiry:

  • “Were your ancestors ‘above’ others, or ‘below’ others? And how has that affected your family history and your psyche?”
  • “What has been disempowering about this story, either via guilt, deprivation, disrespect, abuse, etc.?”
  • “How is this now, in the hologram of your world, coming up to be transformed, IN you and THROUGH you?”

 

I woke up some day with the question: “Who owns the land?” – and how that’s related to my ancestry and my life experience.

Definitely relevant for the CAP New Moon / NEW MERCURY / PLUTO in mid-CAP.

So I wanted to look up the whole text of the famous Chief Seattle speech, and quote to you from there, and to my surprise (well, Mercury retro is in effect) found in the ‘urban legends’ (!) site that it might be falsely attributed to Chief Seattle, and was actually written by screenwriter Mr. Perry in 1971! Very MERCURY retro…
To me, what essentially counts (whoever was the messenger) is that it is its profound prophetic advocacy for living with the land and in respect for the Earth. Of course, the actual author needs to be honoured, yet, is a speech for humanity ‘owned’ by anyone? 
Here is a beautiful video adaptation with voice and photos from Finland, to add another layer of fusion.

…and the text of the powerful, timeless, and ever so timely speech (wherever it came from)…:

 

Chief Seattle

Chief Seattle

 

“How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them?

Every part of the Earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every clear and humming insect is holy in the memory and experience of my people. The sap which courses through the trees carries the memory and experience of my people. The sap which courses through the trees carries the memories of the red man.

The white man’s dead forget the country of their birth when they go to walk among the stars. Our dead never forget this beautiful Earth, for it is the mother of the red man. We are part of the Earth and it is part of us. The perfumed flowers are our sisters, the deer, the horse, the great eagle, these are our brothers. The rocky crests, the juices in the meadows, the body heat of the pony, and the man, all belong to the same family.

So, when the Great Chief in Washington sends word that he wishes to buy our land, he asks much of us. The Great White Chief sends word he will reserve us a place so that we can live comfortably to ourselves. He will be our father and we will be his children. So we will consider your offer to buy land. But it will not be easy. For this land is sacred to us.

This shining water that moves in streams and rivers is not just water but the blood of our ancestors. If we sell you land, you must remember that it is sacred blood of our ancestors. If we sell you land, you must remember that it is sacred, and you must teach your children that it is sacred and that each ghostly reflection in the clear water of the lakes tells of events in the life of my people. The waters murmur is the voice of my father’s father.

The rivers of our brothers they quench our thirst. The rivers carry our canoes and feed our children. If we sell you our land, you must remember to teach your children that the rivers are our brothers, and yours, and you must henceforth give the rivers the kindness that you would give my brother. We know that the white man does not understand our ways. One portion of land is the same to him as the next, for he is a stranger who comes in the night and takes from the land whatever he needs. The Earth is not his brother, but his enemy and when he has conquered it, he moves on. He leaves his father’s graves behind, and he does not care. He kidnaps the Earth from his children, and he does not care.

 
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His father’s grave, and his children’s birthright are forgotten. He treats his mother, the Earth, and his brother, the same, as things to be bought, plundered, sold like sheep or bright beads. His appetite will devour the Earth and leave behind only a desert.

I do not know. Our ways are different from yours ways. The sight of your cities pains the eyes of the red man. But perhaps it is because the red man is a savage and does not understand.

There is no quiet place in the white man’s cities. No place to hear the unfurling of leaves in spring, or the rustle of an insect’s wings. But perhaps it is because I am a savage and do not understand. The clatter only seems to insult the ears. And what is there to life if a man cannot hear the lonely cry of a whippoorwill or the arguments of the frogs around a pond at night. I am a red man and do not understand. The Indian prefers the soft sound of the wind darting over the face of the pond, and the smell of the wind itself, cleansed by a midday rain, or scented with the pinon pine.

 
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The air is precious to the red man, for all things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, the man, they all share the same breath. The white man does not seem to notice the air he breathes. Like a man dying for many days, he is numb to the stench. But if we sell you our land, you must remember that the air is precious to us, that the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports. The wind that gave our grandfather his first breath also receives his last sigh. And if we sell you our land, you must keep it apart and sacred, as a place where even the white man can go to taste the wind that is sweetened by the meadow’s flowers.

So we will consider your offer to buy our land. If we decide to accept, I will make one condition – the white man must treat the beasts of this land as his brothers.

I am a savage and do not understand any other way. I have seen a thousand rotting buffaloes on the prairie, left by the white man who shot them from a passing train. I am a savage and do not understand how the smoking iron horse can be made more important than the buffalo that we kill only to stay alive.

What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of the spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.

 
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You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of our grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the Earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the Earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves.

This we know – the Earth does not belong to man – man belongs to the Earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected.

Whatever befalls the Earth – befalls the sons of the Earth. Man did not weave the web of life – he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.

Even the white man, whose God walks and talks with him as friend to friend, cannot be exempt from the common destiny. We may be brothers after all. We shall see. One thing we know, which the white man may one day discover – Our God is the same God. You may think now that you own Him as you wish to own our land, but you cannot. He is the God of man, and His compassion is equal for red man and the white. The Earth is precious to Him, and to harm the Earth is to heap contempt on its creator. The whites too shall pass, perhaps sooner than all other tribes.

But in your perishing you will shine brightly, fired by the strength of the God who brought you to this land and for some special purpose gave you dominion over this land and over the red man. That destiny is a mystery to us, for we do not understand when the buffalo are slaughtered, the wild horses tamed, the secret corners of the forest heavy with scent of many men, and the view of the ripe hills blotted by talking wires. Where is the thicket? Gone. Where is the Eagle? Gone. The end of living and the beginning of survival.”

Attributed to Chief Seattle.

 

 

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Vibrant Country Goat

 

  • “How do we treat and work with what’s given to us, with respect and integrity?” asks the CAP ‘goat’.
  • “How do we use and work with time and resources, incl. our body in a way that’s sustainable, rather than exploiting and abusive?”

Simple, yet not always easy questions to ask, in our modern ‘matrix’ – which is changing rapidly.

Not just ‘Less is More’ (which is still based on giving higher value to ‘more’), but actually ‘Less is Fulfilling’ says the CAP goat. Carrying (and owning and managing) less definitely frees up energies, not just on the mountain, but in life in general.

 

Inquiring and diving into essence is powerful, says PLUTO, now in CAP, catalyzed by MERCURY

SUN / PLU / MER in CAP remind us that every action from the spirit of integrity, aligned with core truth and basic common sense contributes energetically, and empowers immediately.

So let’s purge what’s redundant, has outlived its purpose, isn’t in alignment (anymore, with the consciousness of now).

Let’s honour, and work with resources (incl. inner hidden, buried, and unused ones, says MERCURY retro in CAP, going back over the ‘Integrity Point’ into late SAG, before re-entering CAP and passing PLUTO), and build in quality consciousness.

 

A ceremony to mark the transition from the old to the new consciousness, to re-build from new insights, and to invoke universal power (PLUTO) would be very apropos this New Moon.

Soul Power is what we’re deeply moved to connect with now.

Just as Nature is ever transforming, simple, essential Soul Power transforms the old, outlived and unsustainable and ‘re-purposes’ the energy for the NEW. To be consciously ‘with it’ catalyzes change that’s due now.

 

* The CAP New Moon Chart

The CAP New Moon is exactly this eve / tonight Dec 28 at 10:53 pm PST / Dec 29 at 1:53 am EST:

 

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Lots of NEWness and Liberation in the AstroSphere, yet from a solid foundation (CAP):

As you see, a big gravitation is in CAP, and the Earth Element is strongest:

  • SUN / MOON / MERCURY retro (that’s what a New Moon / New Mercury alignment looks like), and PLUTO nearby (the MOON will pass PLUTO tomorrow Dec 29, the SUN on Jan 6, and MERCURY on Jan 29).
    Simple Soul Power. The Power is IN us, as we connect with Spirit, and speak from that place. Resources to sustain us are there – just a matter of allocating them.
    The New Moon / MERCURY in CAP is also in trine with the North Node in VIR – it helps to be specific and sort out what the issue is, what works for you and your integrity and what doesn’t. Planting seeds for a new ‘operating system’ with awareness and integrity.

 

  • As MERCURY retro met the SUN today Dec 28, just before the CAP New Moon: It’s time for new breakthrough insights that move us forward. More about the MERCURY retro phase, tips & tricks in my Astro~News blog post from Dec 13.

 

  • JUPITER in LIBRA opposes stationary URANUS retro in ARIES: The ‘wild card’ / revolutionary / unpredictability factor of URANUS in ARIES needs some calming and moderation. And the tendency of JUPITER in LIBRA to be overly other-oriented can benefit from some fresh ‘enlightened self interest’ and pro-active ARIES initiative.

 

  • SATURN in SAG trines URANUS stat in AR (was exact on Christmas eve, Dec 24, and again, for more integration on May 18 and Nov 11, 2017): Ahh, that alignment makes it much easier – and spacious! – to be in our truth and on our path, matured from old beliefs, conditioning, moralizing, and guilt-tripping ‘shoulds’. Free to show up in our authentic Self – hallelujah! SATURN in SAG squares CHIRON in PI (exact Dec 28, and again Apr 30 and Nov 2, 2017): Let go of what weakens you, and move with the YES!

 

  • South Node in PI, with NEPTUNE / MARS (exact contact on Dec 31 / Jan 1): A dynamic wave – so much coming ‘at us’ or to ‘take in’. Be the ‘enlightened’ surfer – you can’t control the waves but you can learn how to surf. Releasing and moving forward, rolling with the ever-changing.

 

 

Blessings for the Capricorn New Moon, dear Reader!

Next up: URANUS turning from retro to direct tomorrow, Dec 29 – blog post to follow!

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2016

 

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* Enlightening Insight and ‘New Mercury’

30 Sep

MERCURY Retro in LI meets the SUN today Sept 30:
Ahhh, yes, we’re also half-way through the Mercury retro phase now – the Eclipse took center stage, but hey, it’s been also trickster time since Sept 17, until Oct 9.
So, what’s going on today, on that retro half-way point?
MERCURY will pass the SUN – at 7:38 am PDT – and from then on travel again behind the SUN (as a Morning Star, rising before the SUN soon).
This shift is the most significant purpose of the Mercury retro phase: There has been a tendency for Mind (Mercury) with its ‘old stories’ to run the show as Mercury has been ahead of the Sun in the Zodiac in the last 2 months. As in every Mercury retro phase (3 times a year), MERCURY is ‘lassoed in’ by the SUN, and Spirit, Consciousness, the Heart go on the ‘driver’s seat’ again.
The MERCURY / SUN encounter today is the Day of Enlightening Insight, and the birth of a ‘NEW MERCURY’.

:: What are AHA effects, Insights, and spiritual breakthroughs (beyond mind) you are having these days? – Maybe they are even specifically coming in tomorrow.
:: How can the creative Spirit express itself through you now, and use the mind as a function?

Happy SUN / MERCURY Day, and birthing of a new consciousness (also catalyzed by the Total Lunar Eclipse)!

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Peekaboo / Peacockaboo – behind the leafs and layers of what the mind sees and tells us sits Spirit… hiding in plain sight. ❤

* AR – LI Harvest Full Moon and SuperMoon(!) / TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE, with LILITH on the Equinox Point (Sept 27 / 28) :: Radical Renewal in Right Relationship. Entering New Dimensions.

26 Sep

Radical Renewal in Right Relationship.

Entering New Dimensions.

Awakening and Ascension?

Balance Leads to Authentic Action.

 

September has been building up to a main Celestial Event 2015:
The SuperMoonTotal Lunar Eclipse on Sept 27 / 28.

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It will be also the Harvest Moon (closest Full Moon to Fall Equinox). The Full Moon will be exact just after Moonrise on the West Coast – see Astro chart below.
Some call it ‘Blood Moon’ – ecliptic red, not just orangey Harvest Moon. Definitely a sight to behold!

Here is a first very brief nice illustration, with a few interesting facts about the SuperMoon Total Lunar Eclipse Tetrad, and how rare it is.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/how-to-watch-sept-27-tota-lunar-eclipse-from-anywhere-in-the-world/57500/

 

What is a SuperMoon?

That’s the case when the Moon is closest to the Earth (also called: at its perigee), as it turns into a Full Moon.
Total eclipses of Super Full Moons are rare. According to NASA, they have only occurred 5 times in the 1900s – in 1910192819461964 and 1982. After the Sept 27 / 28 Total Lunar Eclipse, a SuperMoon eclipse will not happen again for another 18 years, until Oct 8, 2033. http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/facts-lunar-eclipse.html

The Full Eclipse starts from Victoria perspective at 7:11 pm PDT, and ends at 8:23 pm PDT. Good visualization here: http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/canada/victoria

The areas on the Earth where the Eclipse is visible, and where its path will be overhead tend to be more affected by the energy of the Eclipse, for the next months to come, and beyond. The path is quite wide, spanning the Americas, the Atlantic, Greenland, Arctic, Antarctic, Africa, and Europe. Can’t help thinking again of the UN Climate Conference in Paris end of Nov / early Dec http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en.

 
The rising SuperMoon looks larger and brighter, and the Total Lunar Eclipse adds to the picture! Lucky us, here on the West Coast, to be able to see the SuperMoon rise – A little pay-off though (ahh, with the Libran energy there’s gotta be give and take J ): From our perspective, the Eclipse will already have started when the Moon rises. Most importantly though: Let’s hope for clear skies – weather looks promising.

This is also the last Total Lunar Eclipse of FOUR in a row – a Tetrad.  Another rarity!

Remember? The first three eclipses of the Tetrad took place on Apr 15, 2014Oct 8, 2014 and on Apr 4, 2015.

In other words, all of these Total Lunar Eclipses happened in LI – AR, with the Totally Eclipsed Moon either in LI (Apr 15, 2014, and Apr 4, 2015) or in AR (Oct 8, 2014, and Sept 27 / 28, 2015).

Eclipses connect with the Lunar Nodes (they occur when the SUN and the MOON are lined up with the Lunar Nodes – you can see that in the Astro chart below), and it is striking that the Tetrad was completely contained in the 1 ½ year period of the South Node in AR, and the North Node in LI – from March 2014 until Oct 2015!

What’s the message re: the soon ending phase of the South Node in AR and the North Node in LI – since we’ve gotten it presented 4 times in a row, with TOTAL Lunar Eclipses!?
By the way, the Nodes travel backwards in the Zodiac – you might have wondered how come we are at the end of the AR – LI phase now as the Nodes are at the beginning of these signs.

Let’s see what the upcoming one – in completion mode – another ‘HARVEST MOON’ sense -, is showing us:

A strong early LIBRA incentive, via SUN, North Node, Lilith, and Mercury retro, approaching the SUN.
Any opposition, esp. a Full Moon (in all the 4 Tetrad Eclipses, including the upcoming one) has also a LIBRA undertone. Balance, consideration, reconciliation of ‘opposites’, best of both worlds are the themes.
The eclipsed South Node ARIES Full MOON, not far from URANUS shows what to ‘breathe out’ and release, and the LIBRAN ‘players’ show what to ‘breathe in’ while balancing the complementary sides:

:: Well considered choices, based on what’s a genuinely good match and synergy for who we naturally are (LILITH in LI) receive a boost.
:: Primal and stressful adrenaline rush inducing fight / flight reactions get a thumbs down, and are on the ‘outflow’ and being released now. Check out how much you have been in this place, often based on fear or scarcity or survival mode.
:: Time to embrace the invitation into partnership, synergy, win-win, balance (incl. balancing the inner Masculine and Feminine).
:: A balance, and best of AR / LI can look like: Authentic choices, being fully yourself while partnering up with who or what is a good match for you.

:: Showing up (AR) as a Warrior of Peace, Fairness, Justice (LI).
This Eclipse is very RELEVANT for everyone with SUN, MOON, AC, PLANETS in (esp. early) ARIES and / or LIBRA, but also in (esp. early) CANCER / CAP.

 

 Arcimboldo_Autumn

LI / AR Renaissance seasonal Art contribution:
Vertumnus / Autumn (portrait of Emperor Rudolf II as the Roman god of metamorphoses…)
Most famous painting by Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527 – 1593)

PLUTO’s (the big transformer!) turnaround that just happened last night, Sept 24 / 25 is a huge catalyst for this Ecliptic liberating and re-balancing effect.

This month’s culmination of cathartic, catalytic energies through the Eclipse connects with a parallel time in Spring, as we had a Total Lunar Eclipse on April 4 – while PLUTO was about to go retro (on April 16). Now it’s also Harvest Time of this process.

An inner, preparatory process it’s been, with PLUTO retro since April (every year, by the way, over the last years, PLUTO goes retro in April and direct in Sept.).

In mid CAP where PLUTO presently sits – loosely squaring the Eclipse axis in AR – LI, we’ve been faced with what sustains and what doesn’t sustain our own life / survival (AR), and the survival of life forms incl. human life, on Planet Earth, and what is required to keep the Balance (LI).

Which of course means in personal, practical terms: Work / Lifestyle / Relationship / Wellness choices that bring or bring us out of balance. In collective terms, communities and countries, humanity as a whole is faced with choices – NOW (AR – LI).

Spiritually – influencing everything: Balance in the Equinoctial Still-Point, and in the inner Hub of the Wheel is what allows for radical liberation (URANUS in ARIES, approached by the MOON) and awake presence in the NOW.

In the meantime, low vibrational ARIES qualities that sap precious life energy (fight-flight, rushing, competitive and stress mode, me-first, egotism, survival mode, the war-zone of life, war itself) are being released with this Eclipse. Note: released, reads as: they do come out of the system.

The Emergence of and Awakening into a new Consciousness, some call it Ascension, is being birthed: AR SuperMOON / PLUTO / URANUS.

The ARIES MOON will square stationary PLUTO about 13 hrs after the Eclipse, on Sept 28 at 8:56 am PDT, and will connect with URANUS about 23 hrs after the Eclipse, on Sept 28 at 6:30 pm PDT.

The SABIAN SYMBOL for the Full Moon degree (4°40’ AR) says, very aptly:

5° ARIES 

Morpho rhetenor rhetenor MHNT

Morpho rhetenor rhetenor MHNT

“A TRIANGLE WITH WINGS.

Keynote: The Capacity for Self-Transcending.

This is the symbol of the desire to reach a higher level of existence, of pure aspiration or devotion, of bhakti. What has emerged in the first phase of the process of differentiation is becoming aware of the possibility of further up-reachings. The principle of ‘levitation’ is seen as one of the two essential factors in evolution. The emergent being glorifies and deifies it, but it is still only an ideal. At this stage, nevertheless, the whole being experiences a childlike longing for its eventual realization.

At this point the last and synthesizing stage of the first five-fold unit in the cyclic process is reached. A NEW DIMENSION of being is envisioned mobilizing creative endeavours.”

What a signature to activate our raw, childlike qualities (AR) of up reaching, innovate and create from a new dimensionality!

As we step into relationship (LI) with that born-NOW quality and become it (AR), we show up as we are, ‘naked’ and genuine.

SATURN in SAG in trine to the AR MOON supports the Self to inspire and ‘shoot from the heart’. SATURN’s sextile to the early LI stellium shows how this can be very synergistic and create authentic partnership.

 
The Full Moon will be exact on Sunday Sept 27 at 7:51 pm PDT – just after the maximum Total Lunar Eclipse, at 7:47 pm PDT.

Totality starts at 7:11 pm PDT  and ends at 8:23 pm PDT, from Victoria perspective, see: http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/canada/victoria

Here is the AR – LI FULL MOON chart (set up for Victoria BC, our ‘usual’ reference point), with the MOON / South Node in the 12th house (just risen), not far from URANUS, the SUN, LILITH, North Node, and MERCURY retro in LIBRA in the 6th house, and PLUTO sitting stationary (just out of retro, as of Sept 24) right overhead (from West Coast perspective) at Full Moon / height of Eclipse time, squared by MERCURY retro in LI.

 

AR - LI FM TLE 2015

What does deep, timeless, soulful (PLUTO) inner authority say to all this? Where is integrity as we meet the challenges of our time?

Beyond mind games (which MERCURY retro shows so well)… the mind can make a case for anything – watch and catch inner debates (MERCURY retro in LI).

The time is also near when MERCURY meets the SUN – Sept 30: The ‘Day of Enlightening Insight’, and ‘New Mercury’.
Mind meets Consciousness. An important RE-balancing effect: Spirit can be rather in the ‘driver’s seat’ again, rather than Mind running the show (Mercury retro is all about that).

The Eclipse also catalyzes the Enlightening Insight and ‘New Mercury’:
MERCURY Retro in LI meets the SUN on Sept 30

MERCURY goes direct again, on the Ecliptic North Node Point(!) on Oct 9

And isn’t it interesting that Mercury goes the furthest retro to and direct again from 0°55’ LI – that’s right at the first degree of LI where the North Node will be on the Eclipse! The ‘Perfect Balance’ Point again.

Honest to God/dess, I did not read the SABIAN SYMBOL for 1° LI (well, I had read it long time ago…. – the power of the unconscious mind?) before I chose an image for 5° AR – A Triangle with Wings, see above…

So here we go – takes it to another level yet:

1° LIBRA 

Morpho rhetenor rhetenor MHNT

Morpho rhetenor rhetenor MHNT

“IN A COLLECTION OF PERFECT SPECIMENS OF MANY BIOLOGICAL FORMS, A BUTTERFLY DISPLAYS THE BEAUTY OF ITS WINGS, ITS BODY IMPALED BY A FINE DART.

Keynote: The immortal archetypal reality that a perfect and dedicated life reveals.”

Here comes a very long, deep description – too much to transcribe at this point –

… The perfect butterfly thus represents the outcome of the process of discipleship symbolized by the sign of Virgo. From then on, a new process begins, that of collectivization; at the very core of that process the perfect form of Man must remain a standard of value if this process is to be valid and meaningful…”

May our journey with Mercury retro (and the North Node!) reveal more insights about this theme!

Many blessings for the HARVEST FULL MOON TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE!

On a practical note: Could you use a MERCURY RETRO Surviving & Thriving Kit, now as we’re right IN it?

Voila! From my ASTRO~NEWS Blog https://lichtsite.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/mercury-retro-sept-17-oct-9-getting-stormy-on-sept-9-surviving-thriving-kit/