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May the 4th Mid-TAURUS New Moon with URANUS – New EarthBody Consciousness

3 May

Dear Cosmic Friends, emBodied on Planet Earth!

Being Children of the Earth, inhabiting an EarthBody, and being exposed to the Earth changes hits home for us these years of acute awareness and urgency to truly treat the Earth as our home (rather than an exploitation ground).

Camas Field Bounty – Photo by Melanie 2019


Earth My Body!
Here’s the video of the song sung so powerfully by young Spirit Elder Nicole Sangsuree  – what a legacy before her body was taken back by the Earth, in Thailand!


TAURUS is the first Earth sign in the yearly cosmic cycle.
Nature has awakened, and the EARTH delights all our senses, and is ripe for seeding & planting.

The MOON is exalted in TAURUS – so nourishing and comforting and feeding.
The mid-TAU (14°10′) New MOON on May the 4th is in mid-TAU (double TAU) – full-on Beltane energy!
Happy Beltane Week!

In the centre of the fixed signs (TAU, LEO, SCO, AQ) are the ‘Gates of Power’ where energy concentrates. Let’s work well with the Power of the Earth and the Earth in us.
May the Power be IN us – it IS, as we are of the Earth!


Green Unfurling – Photo by Melanie 2019

Gardening and planting can be the perfect body-mind-ground wellness practice for starters, and to bring the EarthBody Consciousness right home!

Where mid-TAU is in your birth chart it points you to the area in your life that’s now primed for a conception (MOON/SUN, Yin-Yang). 

BE both active in the ‘planting’ and receptive for what is being planted in you.


1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House:
You in Your Local Environment

4th House:
You and Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

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

6th House:
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House:
Your Partners & Significant Others

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

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

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

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

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

The TAURUS New Moon on May 4 is close to URANUS –

Wake UP, Earthlings!

Earth is our Mother.
A Renaissance of Earth Consciousness.

Here’s the in-depth article dedicated to URANUS in TAURUS.


TAURUS is the Zodiac energy relating to Mother Earth with her Beauty and Bounty, and where we appreciate our precious human embodiment.

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

The Spirit of URANUS in TAU also brings a Renaissance of Back to Nature / incl. to communal farming, and a sharing economy.
More and more people opt out of the status quo of destroying Nature in so many ways, and consuming de-natured food. A big trend to have more freedom while working and living with Nature, not at the expense of the Earth.

The Earth herself might release lots of built-up stress and pressure.
The Kilauea quake and volcanic eruption in May 2018, just before URANUS entered TAU for the first time was a precursor… see the blog post: The Ancient, Sacred Earth showing her Power.

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

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


Orangutans Smell da Roses…


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

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

How about taking some sweet time for a little TAUREAN inquiry:

  • Where do you stand in this?
  • What has shaken you up and is shifting for you?
  • How do you find comfort in the unpredictable?
  • Underneath a societally-economically conditioned consumer mentality – what truly feeds you and gives you comfort?
  • What’s new and freeing in your relationship to Mother Nature?


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

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


Let’s take a good look at the

TAURUS NEW MOON ‘birth chart’

The New Moon will be exact at 3:45 pm PDT tomorrow May 4.


The NEW MOON in very central TAURUS is past URANUS (well, the SUN connected with URANUS on Apr 22, and the MOON today May 3).

SUN and MOON and all Planets entering TAURUS from now on, until 2026 are being initiated by URANUS.

Finding and standing our ground when it comes to unsettling, unpredictable energies, esp. relating to the Earth herself…
And perhaps on a more personal note:

  • How can we find comfort in the constant shifts that take us out of our comfort zone – or even pro-actively seek the edge rather the cushioning?
  • Can we sloooww down and listen with all our senses, while things are whirling?
  • What does our EarthBody call us to – when we’re in full Presence?

Being in Nature as Nature brings shifts in Consciousness.

Again, if you’d like to read up the URANUS in TAURUS Astro~News – voila!

The New Moon is in wide Earth Trine with SATURN / PLUTO retro and the South Node, all in CAP.
Lots of Earth energy nowadays (and counting, as MERCURY & VENUS will also enter TAU).
Showing us quite realistically where timely priorities are, supporting resourcefulness and integrity yet also teaching us not to get attached to certain outcomes, or dragged down by and depressed over what we can’t change.
The point being: Finding the Inner Power centre (not just on May the 4th…) that helps us move with change, and bring out our best.


The Mercurial Inner Messenger / Communicator / Mind Archetype, is about to settle in TAURUS too on May 6, until May 22!

What an animated, activated, and accelerated phase it’s been, with MERCURY and also VENUS in ARIES since Apr 16 / 20.
And on top of it, MERCURY in ARIES (ruled by MARS) has been in mutual reception with MARS in GEMINI (ruled by MERCURY).
Ready to mentally settle, after all the rush and action?


Buuut, MERCURY will pass unpredictable and not-at-all settled URANUS  first – right at the Taurean entrance ‘gate’ on May 8.

Plus, even though MERCURY is in slooow TAURUS it’s moving quite fast now, approaching its connection with the SUN on May 21 – also the day when both the SUN and MERCURY enter GEMINI. That’s the point furthest away from Mercury retro / right between retro phases.

Some paradoxes right there – only for the linear, habitual mind, wondering… 
How does that go together?
And what are the gifts of that ‘strange’ combo?

Here’s the full article for MERCURY in TAURUS
noteworthy esp. for all of us with TAURUS in our birth charts, and an incentive for all of us to think about our true values…


VENUS isn’t quite there yet, but scheduled to enter (her domain of) TAURUS also, on May 15.
A saving grace for enjoying life’s delights, and being even more aware of what we value.
Then, becoming a magnet for our values is quite natural (as long as limiting beliefs and lack of self value aren’t in the way).

For now / with the New Moon, VENUS in ARIES goes into T-square with SATURN & PLUTO retro, and the South Node, all in CAP & the North Node in CAN (May 7 – 9).
It can be a bit bumpy when we’re taking initiative and put out what we love and value – not all is met and reciprocated. Don’t take it as a personal rejection, failure, or defeat, and cut back on judgment.
VENUS in ARIES is a heroine energy – and ‘she’s the apex / outlet of the T-Square, looking for dynamic expression:
If approach A doesn’t work she gets up and starts a different approach. Hopefully with gentleness, care, and compassion, as the North Node in CANCER would support.


Also in the NEW MOON ‘matrix’:

MARS in GEMINI (still until May 14) is building up to oppose JUPITER now retro in SAG (exact on May 5).
Sooo many options, so much information, so many ideas, doubts, questions, and thoughts, and soo much distraction – where’s the Inner Heart Truth?

What do your Intuition, Trust, and Inner Guidance say?
Helpful to retreat and gain some space. Go on a vision quest.
Find your Inner WHY, and the direction becomes naturally clear.
It IS a Journey from the Head to the Heart.


In the cosmic watery atmosphere, we have

NEPTUNE in PISCES, with a Water Trine from the North Node in CANCER (exact throughout June), suggesting surrender, compassion, adaptation, flow, letting go & letting god. Faith beyond trust.

…and LILITH having just entered PISCES today
May 3 (until Jan 27, 2020) – Our True Nature is Wild and ONE.
Here’s the full article for LILITH now in PI.


A ‘wild card’ of the New Moon energy is CHIRON, freshly in ARIES, and presently not connected with any other planetary Archetype, except with the MOON when She goes into a new Zodiac sign.
An unaspected Planet can be like an outsider of the family / group with a strong desire to be oneself rather than ‘being nice’ to hopefully get love and appreciation. Now we see how fake / compensated this is, and that we’re only healthy when we’re true to ourselves.

I’ve found since CHIRON fully entered ARIES (on Feb 18 – here’s the full article for this shift), early childhood wounds are coming up a lot for clients, and for lots of us Humans, I should say.
The Medicine being to meet them with full presence, regardless how raw this may be, and to let these wounds help you draw out the authentic YOU.

Cuz it’s YOUR Life after all….


Hoping this TAURUS NEW MOON Article helps affirm your Authentic Self.

Blessings for EmBodying the True & Free YOU!


© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

Serving you since 2000
In Victoria BC, and worldwide



Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with yourself in the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

This is to empowered and liberating ways of working with the ancient and timeless gift of Astrology!


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End of LIBRA NEW MOON opposite URANUS: Diving into the Alchemy of Life! Awakening into the always-New & Free Self.

19 Oct

The LIBRA NEW MOON this year is only 3 days before the SUN enters SCO.

We’ve been experiencing a series of New Moons at the end of a Zodiac sign, since the Total Solar Eclipse on Aug 21 – on the very last degree of LEO.
The pattern continues until the end of the year. The SAG New Moon will be on Dec 17.

This is the New Moon following the Super VIRGO New Moon opposite CHIRON on Sept 19 which carried a lot of complex, nervous, and overwhelming energy, and was a call for flexibility in integrity.
How has your lunar month been???

Seems like more than a month has passed, since it was packed and loaded.
And we’re in a whole different season now…
So yeah, today Oct 19 at 12:12 pm PDT was the LI New Moon – on the cusp to SCO.
Please find its ‘birth chart’ below.
The transition from LI to SCO is a ‘Tipping Point’ energy (the scales tip, and choices lead to change) and also an  ‘Alchemy Point’ (‘ingredients’ of experiences may come together, and encounters with people may deeply touch us, and have transformational effects on us).
Falling in Love, Falling into Fall, Dying to the old Self and immersing into the Change….


What’s the MAGIC and ALCHEMY you’re stepping, falling, or diving into, these extreme and emotionally intense times?

Maybe you’ve come to a point where you say:
NO more playing games and strategizing, no more presenting yourself to others in a ‘convenient’ and conventional way to not rock the boat, no more compromising and compensating…
While deep inside (or barely under the surface) the authentic YOU is SO ready to be born / reborn (URANUS in ARIES) and LIVE.

  • What would ‘tip the scales’ of choices for you?
  • What’s the paradigm shift that’s about to happen now, or has already happened for you, that sets you FREE?

Maybe you’re done with inner relationship contracts (a LIBRAN thing) with self absorbed, overly dramatic, narcissistic, toxic (you name it) people in your life (in personal relationships, and ‘even’ with famous people ‘out there’ in public).
Don’t blame them and self-victimize, can’t change them. What do they mirror you?
We have to change from within. Themes around change are so BIG, and there are so many opportunities now – MERCURY / JUPITER both now in SCO.
See ‘Taboo Talk’ blog post from Oct 17.

Sometimes, the issues have to get big (JUPITER) to change (SCO).
Perhaps a theme of the whole JUPITER-in-SCO year (Oct 10, 2017 – Nov 9, 2018).

Through our deep inner change (SCO), the World we perceive (JU) changes. 
Disclaimer: This is not a call for a rose coloured spiritual bypassing, rather for a deeper immersion, and intimacy with Life that might appear scary at first.


This NEW MOON in LIBRA is in a sense like a FULL MOON, because of its polarity with URANUS in ARIES.

Liberating ‘Golden Boy’ Prometheus at the Rockefeller Centre NYC, surrounded by the Zodiac belt. Prometheus the Awakener is the Archetype related to the Planet Uranus!


Lots of tension, polarization, upset, tragedy and turmoil is going on these days (I don’t need to tell you, it’s everywhere…). Scary and unsettling indeed, yet it’s also deeply moving time that brings us fully into the moment (ARIES).

I had my mini share of acute URANian intervention these days:
The internet wasn’t working yesterday and today – made me once again realize how dependent we all are on the umbilical cable / wireless connection. And I couldn’t get to the blog either for that matter.
After a few diy attempts, calls to my internet company, a phase of being really nervous, since one technician said it’s an issue with my computer, and asked whether it’s still on warranty!, mutual Scorpionic detective work with a competent technician lady (didn’t give up, called again – LIBRA kicked in: finding a good ‘match’ in her), in the end, re-setting the router did the job.
If you don’t have an assigned technician and deal with who’s randomly on the other end it’s a hit and miss – and self-education along the line…
Ok, URANUS definitely brought me into the acuteness of the moment here.
Meditation and smudging during the New Moon time (before calling ‘the right person’) helped with inner and space reset. Seems like I was guided to intuitively do the right things…

So yeah, thank you for your patience with the AstroNews delivery!!!

I just researched, and found that since URANUS has been in ARIES (March 11, 2011), there have been LIBRA NEW MOONs exactly opposite URANUS every 2 years:
2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017 – today – wow!
The whole URANUS in ARIES phase since 2011 has been a series of wake-up calls (URANUS entered into ARIES on the day when the Fukushima catastrophy happened), and a mass Awakening of Humanity, politically / societally, and spiritually.

When URANUS goes into relationship with a New MOON in LIBRA peace, balance, and harmony can be quite disrupted and even shattered.
On another level, True Freedom, Awakening and Liberation is ripe to be brought into the realm of relatedness – which would show up in areas of life related to the LI – AR axis in your chart.



The Self is like the Ocean – always New, Fresh, and Free – Photo by Melanie, Oct 2017


Apropos Freedom:
Last weekend, I was at a Krishnamurti retreat. K (as he’s being called) pointed out in a video:
What’s Freedom that has no opposite? Only this is true Freedom. 
What’s Love that has no opposite? Only this is true Love.

Deep, simple, radical truth pointers (a la SATURN now coming to the ‘Galactic Centre’ end phase of SAG…) that have stayed with me, and that I’ve shared with friends and clients.
With this in mind and heart, it’s not about a path of holding the balance between opposites of Freedom (URANUS in ARIES) and Relatedness (LIBRA) but the (pathless) point is to BE FREE, unconditionally, authentically, anywhere, everywhere.

And this could be a radical (URANUS) seed point (New MOON / ARIES) NOW.


Let’s take a look at the LIBRA NEW MOON chart!

The New Moon was today Oct 19 at 12:12 pm PDT.

LI NM 2017

So here it is, setting the tone for the next Lunar month:

What a striking gathering of SUN / MOON late LIBRA, next to JUPITER / MERCURY in early SCORPIO!
All four celestial bodies are wrapped around the ‘Alchemy Point’, from Earth perspective.
Right opposite (for the SUN and MOON exactly, today!) URANUS retro in late ARIES!

Perhaps also a reflection of the volatile scenario of a few crazy people playing with Uranium these days, while the scales may finally tip towards peaceful coexistence!

On the other hand, a wake-up call to be fully alive in THIS, experience the Magic and Alchemy of every moment, and drop into the Intimacy with Life.

The momentum goes towards SCORPIO:

  • The MOON will enter SCO (in her monthly cycle) today Oct 19 at 6:41 pm PDT – 6 hrs after the New Moon, and we might drop emotionally into intensely moving, cathartic processes.
  • The SUN will seasonably move into SCO on SUN-day Oct 22 at 10:27 pm PDT, for a month of bringing consciousness to change from within, and new empowerment from there.
    There’s a huge transformational boost round Oct 26, when the SUN meets mighty JUPITER in SCO (only once a year), and it’s also the day of the encounter of the CAP MOON with PLUTO – the ruler of SCO, pointing to emotional processing of old conditioning, and awareness of what’s been hidden, so that it may change for the better.
  • VENUS will join SCO on Nov 7 (until Dec 1), ‘exiled’ from ‘her’ Taurean domain. We’re drawn to  look under the surface of things, and discover hidden beauty in the dark and changeful.
    Don’t get too absorbed in a ‘magical black hole’, too many vampire movies, crime scenes, and personal power games though, as VENUS will go into conjunction with JUPITER on Nov 13, and into trine with NEPTUNE in PISCES on Nov 16. Rather channel the energy into deep immersion in the mystery of Life.
  • Lastly, MARS will go into SCO on Dec 9, when all the other archetypal players except JUPITER will have left SCO.  MARS will connect with JUPITER on Jan 7, 2018 – the last connection of a planet with JUPITER in SCO (until Oct / Nov 2018). New year’s purge? Definitely a lot of energy is available.


Also very prominent these days, as seen in the New Moon chart:
The Mutable T-square from MARS in late VIRGO (will move out of the alignment, and into LIBRA on Oct 22), opposite CHIRON retro in late PISCES, both square SATURN / LILITH in late SAG – the Galactic Centre!
A challenge / stress dynamic that needs an outlet at the late SAG apex.
Maybe you’ve felt overwhelmed, helpless, and disconnected – CHIRON in PI – (I did, literally, from the Internet…), and needed realignment ‘surgery’ and assertion of your integrity (MARS in VIR).

Connecting, asking for help, and doing spiritual practice with subtle energy brings things into flow again. When in a ‘rien ne va plus’ mode, it’s important to follow natural inner guidance (SATURN / LILITH in SAG) that knows… even if you don’t see the light.

LILITH and SATURN in late SAG connect in auspicious trine with URANUS retro in late ARIES (was for LILITH already exact on Oct 12 – see: me too ‘explosion’, will be for SATURN on Nov 11).

Trusting intuition, trying a completely new approach, re-set and re-start, seeing things from a fresh angle, and being fully present with what’s in front of you, step by step is the way to go.

Next up:
MARS will enter LIBRA on Oct 22 (until Dec 9) – Pursuit of Balance…?
On the same day (Oct 22) the SUN crosses over the Alchemy Point, and enters SCO. 
Stay tuned for the next AstroNews Blog post!



You’re invited to a private JUPITER in SCORPIO Deep Dive Session, during the first month of JUPITER in SCORPIO (10 / 10 – 11 / 11, 2017), where we intentionally, and with the astrological map & compass, plus the synchronistic support of Voyager Tarot & Animal Spirit cards, go into, and focus on:
  • What’s being cleared away now, from your ‘inner basement / closet’?
  • Where is deep transformation now possible in your Life, what does it take to go INTO it, and how do you meet the landscape you meet there?
  • What’s the Alchemy that presents itself?
  • What does that mean for your ‘outer’ world, above the surface?

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© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger




Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to YOUR INNER ‘COSMIC COMPASS’.


The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’, and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified WITH them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, for perspective at a crossroad or dilemma, and for empowered choices.

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you in being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships with others.
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