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Central SCORPIO – TAURUS Wesak SuperMoon (May 7) – Sit in the Buddha Hub!

6 May

WESAK MOON Blessings,
Dear Reader in the Astro ComMOONity!


Buddhist Stupa – perhaps under the Wesak Full Moon (photographer unknown)


What an intense time it’s been – since it all changed, and public & social, and physically close to one another publicly turned into private and distant…!
Mentally-emotionally intense for most of us, due to what’s been building up as we’ve been staying put and waiting (TAURUS), while processing (SCO) inside(!) – fear, sadness, loneliness, grief, anger, powerlessness…

And on top of it, so much emotional intensity these days – building up to the SCORPIO – TAURUS SuperMoon tomorrow. She’s the last in a series of 3 Super Full Moons this year (March 9, April 7/8, May 7).

The tides are extra high – in the oceans as in our emotions…
Things come to a culmination and to fruition (think: Full Moon – Harvest Moon, Full Birthing Belly), to be transformed and released.
Esp. emotionally, after a SuperMOON.
And spiritually, after a Buddha Moon…
More about this further below…


‘The change’ seriously kicked in in unprecedented global (WHO directed) synchronization lock-down & war on virus, timely synch’ed with SATURN’s entry into AQ at Spring Equinox. Fear has been big time pumped out via mainstream media, and turned out to be perhaps more contagious and damaging / separating than the virus itself.
Followed by MARS entering AQ on March 30 – still on until May 12 – Light Warriors and free / out of the box thinking scientists and freedom fighters have shown up big time too.

The upcoming Full MOON in SCO – TAU will be in wide fixed T-square with SATURN (plus PLUTO – JUPITER, not far from it, ‘back’ in late CAP) and MARS (with their midpoint, actually) in AQ.
You can see it in the chart below. And I bet you feel it, as Humanity does.

Noticing early symptoms of the SCO – TAU / AQ T-square Full Moon in yourself and others?…
An intense one building up and bringing out deep and thus far controlled / hidden emotions, in humanity / the societal fabric, as well as in one-on-one relationships.


Green & Growing from the Ground UP – photo by Melanie, Apr 2020

What’s been happening in the emotional depth and darkness, is culminating with the FULL MOON in SCORPIO – to be ‘composted’ and transformed into new ‘green growth’ of fresh Life (TAU).

SCORPIO is ruled by PLUTO (ever so activated this year) and TAURUS by VENUS (going retro shortly after the SCO – TAU Full Moon).
More about these cosmic players below – they both play important roles presently, and give us clues where & how the energies are being / can be expressed.

Well – VENUS / PLUTO questions can be:

  • What are we magnetically drawn to that keeps us stuck in the dark?
  • What’s with the attractiveness of the shadow?
  • How can the Love of Power transform with and into the Power of Love?

No attachment either way, suggests the Buddha…


Where in your birth chart is SCORPIO and TAURUS?

That’s where deep, likely hidden / repressed emotional material comes up with the SuperMOON.
To be processed & shadow purged & transformed into powerful energy (SCO) – and used as ‘compost’ for new grounding and sustaining energy (TAU).

Check out the SCO ♏ – TAU ♉ House Axis in your birth chart:

1st House
Your Presence and Sense of Self

2nd House
Your Values, your Body, 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.


More about the Wesak Moon

The Full Moon in May traditionally marks the Wesak Moon in Buddhist cultures, and falls this year on May 7, with the MOON in mid SCO and the SUN in mid TAU.

The Wesak Moon is celebrated by the Buddhist World Sangha (community), in honour of the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Gautama Siddhartha, the Buddha, who walked the Earth more than 2500 years ago, and set an example for the Living Buddha in all of us.


Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card V – Hierophant / Spiritual Teacher


The SCORPIO MOON – TAURUS SUN polarity aligns with the astrological Wesak Moon (see chart below).
And I find this SoLunar polarity also connects with the essence of Buddhist teachings.
Staying with what-IS, being calm (TAU) and conscious (SUN), and holding space for what’s going on deeply-emotionally (MOON) can bring us to the core (SCO) of the matter (TAU) and is being transformed (SCO) in this.
Sitting in the Hub of the Wheel of Life.

Of course, it’s not a one-time thing and takes patience (TAU) and a deep desire for change (SCO).
And yes, Awakening, and emBodying Freedom (URANUS, now also in TAU, 2018/19 – 2026) is buddha-ful.


An essential question in Buddhism is:
Why do we humans suffer, or are even ‘just’ dissatisfied / discontent 
(‘dukkha’) in life?

The answer is simple and obvious – yet still, it’s over and over again revolutionary to see it this way (why do we forget???!):
Because of our attachments to what we desire, and their frustration – not getting what we want, and not being able to get rid of the unwanted and painful. Which is… very TAURUS – SCORPIO!

Whoaaa – is that ever intensely playing out in these Corona vexed times! Yet, there’s direction & Medicine in the cosmic symbolism….

What a contrast – between T
aurean Life-as-Spring, enjoyment, physical / material pleasure, eating, embodying, gaining, growing, having…

And Scorpionic pain, death, loss, grief and the whole spectrum of emotional depth – which can bring us to the essence of where real Power within sits, and change us on our evolutionary path, personally & collectively.

What does the Buddha say to this essential polarity in life?

As far as I understand the gist of the teachings…
Firstly, there’s a difference between physical and emotional pain and human suffering that comes from it – true but not always easy to do… that’s why it’s called a practice.
Suffering – even though it may feel so appropriate – has to do with the attachment (yes, attachment is the key – as in sticky fixed signs TAU – SCO) to the desire for the wanted and to the desire of getting rid of the unwanted and painful.


The Buddhists would suggest two ‘ways out’ of suffering:

  • To be aware that nothing really lasts forever, everything is impermanent. This world of phenomena is in constant flux and change – we better get used to it, and become free through that realization.
  • Walking the ‘Middle Path’, a.k.a. the practice of the Noble 8-fold Path (right speech, right livelihood, right samadhi….) brings intrinsic happiness.

May the astrological Wesak Moon and the Buddhist Wesak Moon bring golden opportunities for realization & practice that set us FREE!



Let’s link back at this point into Astrology and the Wesak Moon chart with its message.

Here is the Wesak Full Moon chart.

The SCO – TAU Full Moon will be exact on May 7 at 3:45 am PDT.


SCO – TAU Full Moon Themes – that are UP now:

Fixed, earthy TAURUS (ruled by VENUS) is all about embodiment, enjoyment of Life-on-Earth, sensuality, assimilation (food and stuff), and value. A substance building energy.

Immersed in the realm of TAURUS, like in the full bloom of Spring, we celebrate the physical senses, comfort and pleasure, everything that creates security and grounding, and grows over time.
Taurean energy takes roots, builds, cultivates, and conserves, like a gardener, farmer, and good custodian of the Earth.
TAU likes to attract what’s pleasant, to experience it via the senses, to eat, assimilate, gather and accumulate, to settle and to claim ownership and territory.

TAU slows down, after the fast and furious ARIES energy, and favours predictability and patience; therefore habits and routines are formed. Its orientation is very life affirming, yet can obviously lead to attachment to the known and comfortable, to the material and worldly plane in general, and to physical satisfaction, hoarding, and greed. TAU has a strong resistance to change and to pain.


Presently, the SUN, MERCURY (their union was on May 4), and URANUS (since 2018 / 19) are in TAURUS.
Being calm, conscious, and creative – rather than just complacent and acquiescent, standing our ground & communicating common sense (without getting stubborn and attached to a mind-set) is a theme of SUN / MERCURY in TAU these coronic times.
And no point turning coronic into chronic fear(SATURN), and getting used to the ‘new habits’ (TAU) as new norm-als.

URANUS the shaker-upper / wake-up call provider & Awakener, now in TAURUS points to the disruption of our economy, the comfortable, habitual consumer culture, and our organic ways of being in physical contact with each other. Only to help us awaken from attachments and be more unconditionally free.


TAURUS & the Heart Torus

I was wondering how the physical (TAU) distance of “6 ft apart” (“or else 6 ft under” – ha, SCO) affects our auric / Heart Chakra energy exchanges.
This image from the Heart Math Institute shows the electromagnetic (URANUS) energy field of the Heart – extending as a ‘doughnut like’ Torus (not to be mixed up with TAURUS – but hey, maybe there is a connection…). Let’s continue to put out Heart Energy!
May our Heart Toruses reconnect again!
And may Heart Intelligence move us through this predicament if not pandemonium.
Consider yourself Heart Hugged!

SCORPIO (ruled by PLUTO) carries Transformation Medicine.

The fixed deep water sign SCO (picture a lake or pond), in contrast to the ‘above ground’ Taurean world takes us to emotionally intense, uncomfortable, ‘ugly’ and painful places where the ‘muck’ and hidden, and often covered or repressed emotional material sits.

Just as the leaves rot and go under the earth in late Oct – late Nov, the Scorpionic energy takes us to the ‘grand mystery’ of the intangible, and to emotionally deeply affecting processes that have nowhere to go but down and through, so that the alchemical work can be performed.

SCO penetrates the underground / underworld / underbelly, which can be a painful process (TAU – SCO also represent the pleasure – pain, and life – death axis).
This is where deep ‘down under’ transformational ‘digestion’ of what’s actually already dead needs to happen, be purged, and eliminated.
Our very ‘human humus’ and shadow can’t be just ‘gotten rid of,’ or ‘hidden away’. It’s here to be fully processed, so that it becomes a composting ‘fertilizer’ for renewal:
The Alchemy of Life.


SCORPIO is for the MOON the most ‘challenging’ sign.
While the MOON is considered ‘exalted’ in TAU, it’s trad. ‘in fall’ in SCO – here’s why:

The MOON represents emotions, our instinctual mind (in a broad sense of body-mind, feeling-mind), and our needs and habits which by nature long for nourishment and sustenance.

TAURUS is the sign that provides such sustaining delivery and assimilation – intake through feeding and reliable presence… whereas SCO represents necessary detoxifying elimination, often through painful processes.
That’s not what our Lunar side (representing also our Inner Child) is most comfortable with, to put it mildly.

Under a SCO MOON (whether we’re born with it, have it by astrological Progression for 2½ years every 29 years, or whether the MOON in SCO for 2½ days per month affects us), we’re instinctively sensitized towards the need to purge and to ‘get rid of’ what’s toxic and outlived, what controls us, and doesn’t allow us to be free in a deeper sense.
The process calls us to go into the ‘mouth of the monster’ and through its bowels even, while our head and ego might severely protest and resist.
A SCO MOON experience can lead us to the deepest abyss of our inner worlds, yet is an opportunity to take us through it, and be regenerated and transformed through the process.

Not ‘comfortable’ or ‘easy’ but so spiritually rewarding.


The Full Moon in Fixed T-Square to AQ Energies –
Set Yourself Free!

As you see in the chart, the SCO MOON is in opposition to SUN / MERCURY, and in Water Trine with NEPTUNE in PISCES.

This could show up as encapsulated / exiled / repressed emotions that are now fully highlighted. Do yourself a favour, slow down (TAU) and sit with what needs to be tended to, on deep levels.
No need to get stuck in the process. Dive into the mystery (SCO – PISCES) – maybe of Nature – you can be carried through, and come out transformed and re-grounded in your Earth Body.

What’s with that wide fixed T-square from the Full Moon to SATURN in early and MARS in late AQ?
A lot of tension that has built up and stored / been ‘successfully’ controlled / repressed, comes out of psychological abysses and searches for release, in Humanity, societies, groups, with friends – to assert individuality, autonomy and freedom (MARS in AQ) beyond regulative / enforced controls and restrictions, based on (some say manufactured) F.E.A.R. (SATURN in AQ).

Lots of people have become really angry over govern-mental restrictions of freedom and togetherness. I heard from a friend in Berlin that more and more Germans are fed up with the lock-down, question its necessity, wonder about its real background, reject the way the government is enforcing & the police is ueber controlling, and take it to the streets. A revolutionary atmosphere.

Yes, SATURN in AQ has the late CAP ‘trail’ of JUPITER-PLUTO ‘behind’ it – the Big Reveal / Big Transformation this year (3 alignments, Apr 4, June 29, Nov 12) when it comes to hierarchical / ‘Old Empire’ style leadership and societal structures / as well as the wise use or: waste of time and resources and abuse on all levels.

So here’s the opportunity to ‘Let the Old Empire Expire’ as I call the theme that’s been concentrated these years 2019 / 20, with SATURN / PLUTO / South Node close together in CAP (esp in Spring 2019, and culminated with the SAT – PLUTO conj. on Jan 12, 2020.

What’s your ‘old regime’ (as in: power / control themes) that’s expiring, and that you leave behind now?


Turnaround week – Course Change of the Giants!

What at Power Stellium end of CAP / early AQ where it’s about Governments – Humanity / Elites / Society / Community Building!

These 3 Planets which are travelling close together all year, are all changing course from forward / direct to retro these days:
PLUTO end of CAP is already retro (since Apr 25, until Oct 4).
SATURN in early AQ follows (May 10 – Sept 28).
And JUPITER end of CAP too (May 14 – Sept 12).

I.o.w., since end of Apr until mid-May, the whole PLUTO-JUPITER-SATURN stellium on the CAP – AQ cusp is stationary / turning retro. A big shift from the forward-direct energy we’ve had since early Jan (except for MERCURY retro Feb 16 – March 9) to retro is taking place now.

The energy turns from rapid outer manifestation (a LOT happened since January!) to integration, and:

  • Instead of focusing on outer power & control (PLUTO) find Soul Power, connection to Natural Law, Resourcefulness & Power of Time from within.
  • Instead of externalized fear based / inducing restrictions (SATURN), find Responsibility-in-Freedom from within.
  • Instead of outer judgmental right – wrong / black- and white Truth find Inner Truth-as-a-Journey, as well as living based on priorities (JUPITER).

In the now beginning retro phase of these 3 major Planetary Players (until mid Sept / early Oct) it’s time to reflect deeper on the changes, and how we can co-create them, plus:
Not live from the ‘outside-in’ (and top-down in this case too) but again from the inside-out.

Even though it might not look like that YET:
This crisis is a growth opportunity through massive purging of the Old and corrupt, and rebuilding from Integrity.

Remember, at Winter Solstice, Dec 21, 2020, JUPITER & SATURN will unite for the 1st time in 20 years, to start a new socio-economic-political cycle.
On the 1st degree of AQ where it’s all about Society, Equality, Justice, Cooperation, Sharing.


VENUS goes Retro, MERCURY into GEM, MARS into PISCES

The SuperMOON also births these 3 Planetary Shifts that affect us all. You can see them marked in the Full Moon chart above.


  • VENUS goes retro on May 12 – until June 24.
    All in GEMINI this time, first time since May / June 2012.
    REgeneration of the Inner Love Goddess (starts with Falling in Love with Ourselves….)
    The link leads to the VENUS Retro blog post.



  • MARS enters PISCES on May 12 (until June 27) 
    Spiritual Warriors showing up.
    And: Surfing the Cosmic Waters.
    Blog post to follow – stay tuned.


Sooo – with the SuperMOON, and from next week on, things start to look different in many ways.
All in all, a lighter and more fluid energy.



Let’s bring in the 

SABIAN SYMBOLS for the Wesak Full MOON Energies

Starting with The SABIAN SYMBOL of the SUN at 17º20′ TAURUS.

“TAURUS 18°: 

KEYNOTE: The cleansing of the ego-consciousness.

In this third stage of the present sequence the first two stages should be considered background. The traditional teachings concerning Human Nature are somehow reconciled with the youthful enthusiasm that sees in every problem of growth an issue between the “good” and the “bad.”
The symbol suggests that the real enemy is within the mind; it is the ego and its attachment to possessions. The mind is shown in the likeness of a “bag,” now empty and needing to be aired in the sunlight. But the “window” must first be opened and the bag emptied. The phrase “cleansing the doors of perception” has become well known of late. But even more to be cleansed is the container of perceptual images — i.e. the ego mind.
The Keyword is PURIFICATION.”


…and for the MOON which will be at 17º20′ SCORPIO.


KEYNOTE: The exalted feeling of a work well done and a truly consummated life.

The person who has lived with faith the transpersonal life – the life through which spirit radiates creatively – can experience blessedness and peace, even though his or her cycle of experience nears its end.
It has been a life full of seed. The seeds are hidden perhaps, yet they are filled with the power to overcome cyclic death. The soul is at peace. The clear autumnal sky silently intones the great message: “Well done!”

In this third symbol of the five-fold sequence we see the smile of the youth brought to a more mature, more spiritual culmination.
Human nature is a magnificent symphony of warm, rich colors, now that the strictly biological green of vegetation experiences its TRANSFIGURATION.”


What a SoLunar symbol pair!
Also supported by the Buddha-Full MOON theme.

Attachment happens in the ego-mind and via its perceptions. This home-bound situation is a perfect opportunity to not just do physical Spring cleaning and body cleansing but also to air the bag of ego consciousness, and come back into our true Home.

MERCURY has been travelling close to the SUN in TAU where the mind can turn into an attached mind-set.
Time to air the Mind, reminded by this message, and supported by MERCURY taking flight in GEMINI, on May 12.

Goes with letting Spirit lead and shine its light through us, as the Transfiguration symbol shows us so beautifully.

May the Soul and Spirit be at Peace in / through the transformational process!



The Wesak Full Moon & Mother’s Day

Mother and Child, by Pablo Picasso (1921). Picasso *Oct 25, 1881 was born under a strong TAU (4 Planets) – SCO (Sun and Mercury) axis. Can you tell from his art and his intense gaze?

The SCO – TAU Full Moon happens, as often, close to Mother’s Day – next Sunday.
It’s ‘normal’ to have difficult feelings round mother(hood), as a mom or as a daughter / son, at this time of year – could be related to wounds around early bonding, abandonment, or abuse.

A time to go deep into the core of it,  and let the pain and woundedness that’s usually hidden process, for transformation – which takes its time…

So much ARIES activation recently, and continuously via CHIRON & LILITH too – encouraging us to be authentic in our process
(no sugarcoating, and playing nice).

And (as you can see in the chart above) the SCO MOON opposes a gravitation in TAU now – SUN / MERCURY (was exact May 4)), and URANUS – the main and ‘lasting’ ‘Player’ (until 2026) – ‘kicking’ us like Buddha the Awakener into freedom from the known and attached-to, and into embodying the liberation.
A theme for the coming 6 years – we’re in the early stages of it.
Esp. relevant for all our fixed sign themes (Sun / Moon / AC / Planets in TAU, LEO, SCO, and AQ). I’m sure you’ve noticed…


On another level:
The SCO / TAU Wesak Full Moon is a fully solar illumined (therefore the most potent) SCORPIO MOON that reveals our deepest needs for transformation.

With our conscious Self (represented by the SUN) we have to patiently stay and ‘sit with’ (TAU quality) what comes up from the depth, for the processing.

More Buddha Blessings to you, for and in it ALL!


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Bali Morning Prayer – Photo by Helga Hendricks


In Buddhist tradition, the image of the peaceful Buddha floating on a (Taurean) Lotus flower that blossoms so purely and beautifully while rooted in the (Scorpionic) mud swamp, represents the enlightened quality, rooted in real-life human suffering and compassion.

  • Where do your swampy roots show up, these days?
  • Can you ‘sit’ with it all, open to the light of consciousness?
  • And how can you dwell in the Buddha hub of calm within enjoyment and pain?


The Wesak Full Moon is a magnificent divine and meditative moment-in-time, when transformation (SCO) can be anchored (TAU).

Our attachment to desires and longing for what we want and don’t have, or ‘even’ to pain / suffering / complaining / to feeding those ‘hungry ghosts’ (TAU – SCO) that show up in obvious or subtle personal and collective / cultural addictions and compulsions (more consumption, information, work, entertainment, nothing’s ever enough…) can be understandably really UP and fully-ON in these coronic times.

Can you put these manifestations of  attachments into the bonfire of the Soul (SCO) so that the deep Alchemy can do its job?!
Natural empowerment via intrinsic Soul connection comes from there. 

Also supported by PLUTO – the Planet associated with SCO.
It just (Apr 25) turned from direct-forward to retro from Earth perspective (until Oct 4) –
Finding Power within and via intrinsic transformation. 
Plus: The shadow of old and ‘backwards’ power structures comes to the light. If they aren’t aligned with evolution anymore, they must change or go.


YinYang Infinite

The YIN-YANG is a perfect symbol for balancing the Yin / Lunar and Yang / Solar influences in us, under each Full Moon, esp. under this astrologically potent (SCO – TAU) and spirited Wesak Moon.

As above so below and within….
We ARE the field, and the buddhic catalysts for evolution and liberation…


In the light of the Wesak Moon….

It’s good to sit a la TAU with what’s here-now, enJoy Life with all its blossoming expressions – without getting attached. Basically, as the smiling Buddha would.

On that note, let’s not forget about URANUS, now in TAURUS – and unaspected in the Full Moon Matrix.

The wake-up call to EnJoy EmBodying Freedom – which was super charged by the last New MOON in TAU on Earth Day Apr 22.

For some of us, this may mean the Freedom from what’s been stifling and stuck, from old fears that have proven redundant when facing ‘the facts’ (deconstructing F.E.A.R. in Humanity is one of the tasks SATURN now in AQ gives us…), and the alike.
And / or you may also be drawn to (VENUS rules TAURUS) a new Freedom for… yet don’t get attached, experiment, and see. 

Ultimately, as the spiritual teacher J. Krishnamurti would point out brilliantly, it’s about Freedom without an opposite (as in: from / for), since otherwise it pretends to be Freedom but isn’t the real deal. Fake Freedom so-to-say.

Similarly – again quoting K., and inquiring myself:
What is Love (VENUS) that has no opposite?
K’s Taurean human birthday was May 12.


That takes us full circle.
A good place to hand it over to the Wesak Moon herself…

Many Blessings now-as-always!



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LIBRA – ARIES Spring Equinox Super Full Moon (March 20) – Show up in Balance!

18 Mar

Happy Equinox, dear Astro Friends!

…exact at 2:58 pm PDT on Wed March 20!
To tune in, come over to the equinoctial blog article.

Dancing LEO MOON on Fire / on the Wire – Photo by moi, March 18, 2019

Just 4 hrs after exact Spring Equinox (exact at 2:58 pm PDT on March 20) comes the exact first Full Moon in SPRING – on the ‘Perfect Balance’ axis from the cardinal starting points of ARIES & LIBRA!

It’s the ‘opposite of the Harvest Moon’ – the closest Full Moon to Fall Equinox that always appears bigger and brighter than a ‘usual’ Full Moon, and provides extra Moonlight for harvesting into the evening hours.

As you already might wonder, looking at the waxing Moon at daytime – yes, it IS also brighter than a ‘regular’ Full Moon.
It’s the 3rd of three SuperMoons (Jan 20 / TLE, Feb 19, and March 20) early this year.


Naturally, the theme of Balance is heightened, via the polarity axis of SUN & MOON, with the Earth in the middle, and via the MOON’s entry into LIBRA.
On the Lunar ‘Perfect Balance’  Point from VIR to LI it’s about a VIRGO practice / technique that helps us come back into Balance.

  • What helps you to come into and BE in Balance?
    Balance of peaceful rest and activity, of stimulation and reflection, of giving and receiving, of focus and r & r time, of time at the desk and time in Nature, of creativity and inspiration, of seriousness and fun, of home time and public out-there time, of learning and sharing, balance in your diet, and in the body balance of the right and left side…
  • If there’s an imbalance how does that show up in your life, and what does that show you?

I learned esp. through Yoga & Meditation practice that Balance isn’t so much a way of equating this and that, the polar opposites, but finding the Still Point in the ’emptiness’.

With the FULL MOON on the ‘Perfect Balance’ cusp from VIR to LIBRA – how’s it going with our practice and lifestyle (VIR) that support and sustain Balance?
And how can we show up (ARIES) from a well (yet of course never perfectly) balanced place?


Here’s a raw & spontaneous video I created in the park yesterday, apropos the Full Moon – showing up again myself, after a wintry video ‘hibernation’. Enjoy!


Let’s take a look at the LIBRA – ARIES Equinox Super FULL MOON chart:

The FULL MOON will be exact at 6:43 pm PDT on March 20  – less than 4 hrs after the exact Spring Equinox at 2:58 pm PDT.


What a super-charged and multi-connected cosmic pattern, with several inter-linked aspect configurations / closed figures that describe inter-connected themes that are on now.

If you wanna know / get a sense: A Blue Kite, 2 Yods, a Cradle, an Ambivalence Triangle, and a Mutable Grand Cross. Can you geeks see them?
I won’t go into all those ‘gestalts’ (not even under the analytical VIRGO MOON, lol) – that would be quite an oeuvre – so let’s keep it simpler…

Btw, if you’d like to learn about Planetary Patterns, Aspects, and Aspect Configurations get in touch with me. I intend to offer a new Level 3 Intermediate Astro course with that focus in the Fall, and am happy to put you on my list of friendly interested folk. Ask me any preliminary questions – they’re always welcome. I’m here to support you.



For starters / most important things first:
Look at that close alignment of the SUN at 0°09′ ARIES – on the the ‘Emergence Point’ where Life Awakens and Arises – just barely behind CHIRON at 1°44′ AR!

Out of the PISCEAN unifying waters of Oneness New Life arises.
Just as snow and ice have (hopefully in your world too) melted, the rivers are running again, fresh Life emerges from the ground-up, and from the blossoming trees out and down!
Likewise, let’s rise again, into the freshness, newness, and NOWness of Life!


Cherry Blossom Ocean – Photo by Melanie


‘Simply’ showing up as your authentic Self can be very raw and vulnerable, yet is healing and renewing, says also CHIRON now freshly in ARIES activated by the FULL MOON ‘equation’ as it’ll be met by the SUN on March 22 – which brings consciousness to areas of life (whether personally – in ourselves, in relationships, in society…) that call us to take action / be pro-active, make a move and take the first step.
And ultimately, to be in our Presence in the NOW.


‘Back’ in PISCES is MERCURY retro (until March 28), about to unite with NEPTUNE for the second time (on March 24) helps us with awareness about, and letting go of old toxic energy & mind forms that used to draw us in – almost in an intoxicating and addictive way – and perhaps allowed us to check out.
Now we can see those patterns more clearly (M-r is doing its job to re-mind us of what’s usually under the radar!) – the first step to becoming FREE.


…and URANUS now freshly in TAURUS (since the day of the last New Moon on March 6!) cooperates, by kicking us out of old habits, stuckness, and attachments, to EmBody Freedom!


And, as you can see in the chart:
SATURN comes very close to PLUTO now (they won’t meet until Jan 12, 2020 but travel side by side this Spring, together with the South Node, all of them between 19° and 24° CAP).
Let the Old Empire Expire continues to be the motto – brought up with the Partial Solar Eclipse with SATURN, on Jan 5 / 6. In some sense a mantra for the year.

You’re probably well aware by now what these Old Empire themes are in your life, personally, relationally, and societally…

The CAP shadows of control and abuse are a good place to check in on:
How are we treated by others / allowing them to treat us, and do we treat other people, Nature, and ourselves…?


MARS now in TAURUS (until March 30)- the Cosmic Gardener – brings an Earth Trine support to the CAP Concentration of Old (SATURN / SN / PLUTO).
The MARS – PLUTO alignment is exact on March 20 too, and active all week. 

Let’s engage in slowly, steadily planting new seeds that outgrow the ‘wintry conditions’, and in cultivating the transformation…
Amazing how Nature always ‘accomplishes’ what needs to ‘get done’, and ‘just in time’ (a la SATURN in CAP), and is ever transforming (PLUTO).

How can that come in, in your Life?


Also in the ‘cosmic web’, and strongly activated by the Super FULL MOON:

The North Node of the MOON is in late CANCER, and accentuated by a Blue Kite, and also by a Yod pointing to this ‘sensitive point’ – clearly a ‘celestial pointer’ – to what?

A NN incentive for care, compassion, gentleness, a sense of belonging, and (end of CANCER has a PISCES undertone) emotional connection in the ‘Human / Soul Family’.
Even ‘just’ re-connecting with others who are close to your Heart is sooo good, and has ripple effects.

Follow the prompting when someone comes to mind and heart!
And notice how what you put out comes back – from different yet connected sources in the ‘web of life’.


Star Cluster in the Galactic Centre (NASA) – Heart of our Milky Way, at the end of SAG where the SUN travels just before the WINTER SOLSTICE Point

Another Yod points ‘down’ to JUPITER in late (double) SAG – very close to the direction of the Galactic Centre – The ultimate unknowing where ‘the journey goes’, yet we can be connected to the ‘knowing source’.
Such a potent time to connect with deep Heart Wisdom & Inner Guidance.

So rare to have two Yods activated at the same time – they are called ‘Finger of God’ / ‘Celestial Pointer.
And they describe a Journey where it’s not about the destination / outcome but the process – like a pilgrimage.


Wall St. Bull Sculpture

OH – and what’s with VENUS in AQ – meeting LILITH on March 22 (once a year), and squaring MARS in TAU (exact on March 21)?!
That tension’s been building up too, and comes to a release with the FULL MOON.
A VENUS – MARS charge that’s mirrored in the FULL MOON in (VENUS ruled) MOON in LIBRA – SUN in ARIES (ruled by MARS).
Literally a Feminine – Masculine conflict?
The AQ Free Spirit / Feminist vs. the TAU Bully / Stubborn Guy?
In any case, the Inner Feminine and Inner Masculine are in tension at this time – a good time to explore how that shows up for and IN you!

Yesss, our True Nature is FREE – says LILITH now in AQ.
And when we come together in groups, or with friends – all in the name of Freedom and Equality via our shared Humanity, we can stand up towards territorial claims and conflicts / bullying of some who pretend they ‘own the space’. 

Standing our ground and ‘not going away’ (MARS in TAU) can be much more effective when done in groups (AQ) – beating the age old ‘divide / disperse and rule’ strategy.

On another note / ‘higher octave’ the square between VENUS / LILITH in AQ and MARS in TAU brings up / helps with spaciousness and non-attachment / beyond claim of ‘ownership’ in relationships.
Which can be quite strong now / culminating with the Super Full MOON in LIBRA – ARIES.


In Summary – any and all of these themes help with showing up in Balance:

  • Let’s emerge and rise again, into the freshness newness, and NOWness of Life!
  • Let’s make a move and be authentic.
  • Let’s release old energy & mind forms that used to draw us in and kick us out of balance.
  • Let’s kick old stagnant habits, stuckness, and attachments, to EmBody Freedom!
  • Let’s stop feeding the ‘Old Empire’, and let it expire.
  • Let’s consistently plant new seeds that outgrow the ‘wintry conditions’, and cultivate the transformation…
  • Let’s be caring, compassionate, gentle, tune into a sense of belonging and emotional connection in the ‘Human / Soul Family’.
  • Let’s connect with deep Heart Wisdom & Inner Guidance.
  • Let’s stand our ground – together with others.
  • Let’s cultivate non-attachment in all our relationships.


Inner Balance is the best way of, if not prerequisite for effectively showing up / standing up in and for Peace, Justice, Equity, you name it – what calls you to be active at this time.


Blessings for the Fullness of the New Season!


© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger





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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Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 14 years I’ve been facilitating them) become quite potent and catalytic.
Join us in person or online if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you.

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March 23
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VENUS enters PISCES on Feb 10 (until March 6): Love IS.

8 Feb

Birth of Venus – Botticelli


From Feb 10 on, VENUS will make her yearly ‘appearance’ (or rather: sublimation) in PISCES where ‘she’ is traditionally ‘exalted’:

The most exquisite, undefined, ‘je ne sais quoi’ energy – call it ‘unconditional love’ / All IS Love – All IS Love’.  
Yet, this vibration can lead us mere mortals also into confusion, disillusionment, unrequited scenarios, out of victim consciousness, or / and due to projections / putting the ‘adored one’ on a pedestal (or having to escape the pedestal another puts us on). 
VENUS in PI is an energy of love and attraction that’s best expressed without attachment… 

This goes for any kind of attractions, not just ‘special Valentine’s’.


Ocean Bliss – Photo by Melanie, Feb 8, 2018


Here’s a Preview for all the ‘DATES’ VENUS in PISCES (Feb 10 – March 6, 2018) will have – many!

Feb 15:
VENUS in PI in sextile with SATURN in CAP.
Wow, the ‘Ringed’ One meets VENUS – a Valentine’s commitment?
Not to be taken lightly, says SATURN. Could be the ‘real deal’, yet without attachment (otherwise ‘she’ swims away…).

Feb 16:
VENUS in PI is met by the PI MOON.
Can it be sweeter than this… (except in the 7th Heaven)?
Yet, don’t mix up the movie with a real person.
And swim away from confusing / overwhelming ‘media showers’.

Feb 17 & 18:
MERCURY and the SUN follow VENUS into PISCES – and start a very PISCEAN season, until mid-March.
Surf the Waves, and Go with the Flow. Be open, connect, and receive.

Feb 21: 
VENUS in PI meets (her ‘higher octave’) NEPTUNE.
Love comes in so many ways – and waves. Love IS.

Feb 25:
VENUS in PI square MARS in SAG.
Sounds like a sweet & adventurous love affair / romance novel to me… (you name it).

Feb 27:
VENUS in PI in sextile with PLUTO in CAP.
Connection beyond Time and ‘Death’.

March 1:
Surrender, and you’re IN it.

March 4:
Commune and connect, with and beyond words, poetry, and music. Be vulnerable, and open for the healing.

Blessings for this sublime month with VENUS in PISCES!


© Melanie Lichtinger 2018



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