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MERCURY Retro (Dec 2 – 22) in SAG: Cosmic RE-lief & Toolkit

28 Nov

RE-posting now, on the start day of the MERCURY Retro ‘Storm’.

Hello Astro Friends,

What on Earth and in the Heavens is going on, these days? 
you might wonder… and I’ve been asked a lot lately…

Yes, it’s the era of massive awakening and transformational shifts in society on a big scale, mirrored by our transpersonal ‘friends’ URANUS in ARIES (2011 – 2018) and PLUTO in CAP (2009 – 2023)

But what’s with all the technology and communication glitches (or surprises!) that have sneaked in again lately?

Mercury Retro

Mercury doing its retro somersaults again…

Bingo! Another MERCURY Retro phase is coming UP, and already gearing UP!
All in SAG this time (from 29° back to 13°), from Dec 2 – 22).

As those of you who have read in my MERCURY retro  support notes (or even advocacy) over the years know,
M-r isn’t necessarily ‘BAD’ news.
And hey – perhaps an overdue and cosmically well timed adjustment!

In a nut shell, with M-r, the Archetype of MIND is being adjusted, while temporarily operating differently than ‘usually’, to tune into a ‘New MERCURY’ (hey, what’s that???).

Our good old messenger / trickster friend MERCURY has since Nov 15 been in the pre-retro ‘shadow’ (i.o.w., has crossed the 13° SAG mark from which it will go direct again on Dec 22).

Next phase: MERCURY goes into stationary ‘U-turn storm’ from today Nov 28 on. 

MERCURY will start its seasonal retro loop on Dec 2 which goes technically until Dec 22. Yep, pre- and round Christmas this year is M-r affected!

 

What’s Special about the upcoming MERCURY Retro?

It happens all in SAG (and MERCURY is in ‘exile’ there, the Archetype isn’t ‘naturally at home’ there) – the Zodiac energy relating to truth, bigger picture, studies, politics, religion, foreign affairs – where mercurial / mental themes are: “I know” and “I grow”.

 

Crystal Activated Voyager Tarot Card Sage of Crystals Knower – Photo by Melanie

“I know.”

Shadow:
“I know better.” (and am not willing to question my beliefs and learn); being arrogant, righteous and judgmental, “my way or the highway”. I.o.w., self proclaimed ‘knowers’ could mess things up.

Seven Cures:

1) For starters, don’t believe everything you think! (A timelessly relevant bumper sticker) or read somewhere.

2) RE-cognize ‘old stories’, and question your beliefs! Check out The Work by Byron Katie, on this note (“Is this true?” “How do you know this is true?” “Who would you be without this belief?”).

3) What do we know, and make judgments based on? Good to do fact check, talk to others, be curious, ask, see for yourself…: The idea is not the territory.

4) Don’t follow ‘false prophets’ and crusaders. See clearly what the agenda is, and where it leads to.

5) When coming across others (maybe significant others) who ‘know’ differently than you do because of different personalities, paths, and values, rather than engaging in an endless debate that goes nowhere (except in circles “here it comes again..!”) how about settling (externally or internally) on: “Let’s agree to disagree.”? And to remember the mantra: “Do you want to be right, or do you want to be happy?”

6) Ask Inner Guidance and the Universe: “Show me more about…. I would like to understand this… better. Thank you!” And see how the Universe speaks to you and your Higher Self – can be so amazing, esp. under MERCURY retro, how the dots are being RE-connected to the Bigger Picture.

7) MERCURY will meet SATURN on Nov 27 / 28 at the very end of SAG (before SATURN enters CAP on Dec 19!) – so here’s the final finish-up of what SATURN in SAG has / could have taught us ever since Sept 2015:
To ‘be done’ with old stories and beliefs, and not buy into fear based agenda of patriarchal and authoritarian figures or programs (anymore).
What’s the High Road? What would true Freedom and your Heart Wisdom say?
MERCURY will meet SATURN again, after the retro trip, with both in CAP then, on Jan 13. A lot can change between now and then…

 

Crystal Activated Voyager Tarot Card X of Wands Growth – Photo by Melanie

“I grow.”

Shadow:
“More is better.”
(excess that’s unmanageable and unsustainable). 

Seven Cures:

1) Esp. for U.S. Thanksgiving and global Christmas, Hanukkah, and other ‘Return of the Light’ festivals: If it has gotten overly materialistic and stuff-ocating for you too, let’s backtrack, RE-member and live by the Spirit of the Festival.

2) How can we go (back) into the true-blue SAG Spirit of generosity from the Heart, trust, and: a good sense of humour / comic RE-lief?

3) How about down-time, real-life RE-connections, and downsizing on the material excess (rather than becoming seasonally frantically acquisitive) – a counter- (mainstream) cultural RE-freshing personal RE-volution?

4) What’s a truer expression of abundance, gratitude, trust, and fun?

5) MERCURY in late SAG goes THREE times (while moving forward – backward – forward) into exact square with CHIRON in late PISCES, and into trine with URANUS in late ARIES (Nov 24 / 25, Dec 10, and Jan 7):
This could turn into frenetic overwhelm, or, on the High Road, be a liberating experimentation in letting go of overwhelm through agendas and ‘media showers’,  as we open up to receive miracles and gifts along the way (CHIRON in PI), and a fresh approach to being authentic (URANUS in ARIES).

6) Both MERCURY (from Jan 12 on, until Feb 1) and SATURN (from Dec 19 on, until end of 2020) will go from SAG into CAP anyway, where Less is More, and it becomes clear what’s manageable, and what the priorities are. So, why creating more unmanageable excess in the first place, if we know we need to deal with it afterwards???

7) Less excess, more real joy and fun!
Like Outdoors – hikes, walks…
Nature is always growing, naturally abundant, and so good for our inner growth and gratitude!

 


 

This MERCURY Retro is very RE-levant for the U.S.

It starts it retro trip at the very end of SAG – the ‘Integrity Point’ cusp to CAP – where SATURN also sits presently.
That’s not far from Donald Trump’s Lunar Eclipse (yep, he was born under one) MOON / South Node which MERCURY will cross 3 times (Nov 21 / 22, Dec 12 / 13 retro, and Jan 4 / 5).
Integrity issues have come up SO much in American politics under the present administration, and in # 45 himself. Things could escalate, and the Truth can set us all free…
Plus: MERCURY ends its retro trip at 13°00′ SAG which is almost exactly on the U.S. Ascendant at 12°12′ SAG!

May it bring the country back to its true identity!

 

 

The Thinker

The Thinker, by Rodin (in front of the Rodin Museum in Paris)

With any MERCURY retro, and also this one in SAG it’s a precious opportunity to get out of the head, check in to see who’s that thinker, tap into pure awareness, and SEE WHAT IS.

Since SAG rules SEEING, as in: eye sight, bigger picture, and vision, M-r in SAG:
Seeing is Believing
(which is what SATURN in SAG with its reality check would also say), and / or: Seeing is UN-Believing!

As always, the MERCURY retro cycle starts with the ‘Epimethean’ phase (first half – this time until Dec 12where old (epic) stories, memories, and patterns show up for a REason (yet unknown, REvealing itself in the journey).

With the SAG energy of M-r, it’s good to stay open minded and intuitive, and invite a world of synchronicities, look at things again, in a fresh way, and: get retro-actively inspired (by the past, by something overlooked).

 

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!

 

At the half-way point of the M-r phase (Dec 12), MERCURY crosses paths with the SUN – a ‘NEW MERCURY’ (like New Moon as in: monthly SUN – MOON conjunction) – which happens 3 times a year:
So, it’s time to REgenerate the mind (MERCURY), and REnder it more conscious (SUN).
It is also called the ‘Point of Enlightened Insight’.
URANUS (the Awakener Archetype) is also in ‘dialogue’ with MERCURY retro (via Fire Trine, exact Nov 25 pre-retro, Dec 10 under M-r, and Jan 7 post-retro). Plus, URANUS will be stationary in Dec / Jan (since it will go from retro to direct, on Jan 3), which makes for Dec and Jan being quite a wake-up, shake-up phase.
It’s also a  bright, liberating energy for break-throughs into more freedom, esp. freedom from mental patterns, and freedom for a whole new way of showing up and being present with what IS (ARIES).

Check out what’s new and exciting! And how YOU are NEW in every moment!

The second half of M-r (Dec 12 – 22) is the ‘Promethean’ phase, where new insights and new consciousness can be creatively carried forward.

 

Like myself, you might have already noticed glitches over the last while that required adjusting and clarifying communication, REsending emails, and making sure you and your partner are talking about the same thing. 

The changed mode could have also brought a REnewed openness for surprises and aha effects, as we trust intuition, truly address what needs to be talked about (rather than ‘pseudo talk’), are able to read between the lines, and pick up now what wasn’t communicated before, and where loose ends were left open.

As we make suggestions or are asked to change the original ‘plan A’ things get a little ‘mixed up’, which REquires and opens us up for flexibility (good thing SAG is a mutable sign, and bringing in fun certainly helps too). Often, we are afraid we might inconvenience others, but a different plan might work best for everybody anyway.

Funny (it might appear overwhelming – NEPTUNE in PI – and chaotic – URANUS in AR) how a change in one piece of the puzzle can create a domino effect, which shows our intrinsic connectivity in a web of energy and information (the www is just an obvious expression of that), and the possibility for ‘spontaneous mutation’.
Good to stay fluid like quicksilver (MERCURY’s metal), intuitive, and ride the wild and adventurous waves of Life, a la NEPTUNE in PI / URANUS in AR.

 

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

 

 

So, what’s the MERCURY Retro Timeline?

‘simply ‘ listed, admittedly more for the ‘Astro Insider’ – but maybe it helps you as a guideline, in connection with the points above.

Nov 15: Pre-retro ‘shadow’ started. 
Nov 24 /24: MERCURY in SAG in square with CHIRON retro / stat. in PI, and trine with URANUS retro in AR (#1 of 3).
Nov 27 /28: MERCURY conjunct SATURN (#1 of 2) in late SAG.
Nov 28: Pre-retro ‘storm’ starts.
Dec 2: MERCURY goes retro (until Dec 22) at 29°SAG.
Dec 4: The MOON in GEM opposes, and MARS in LI sextiles MERCURY retro / SATURN in SAG.
Dec 10: MERCURY retro in SAG in square with CHIRON stat. in PI, and trine with URANUS retro / stat. in AR (#2 of 3).
Dec 12: MERCURY retro conj. the SUN in SAG – Point if Enlightening Insight.
Dec 15: MERCURY retro conj. VENUS in SAG.
Dec 19 – 27: MERCURY stationary in SAG in square with NEPTUNE in PI.
Dec 22: MERCURY goes out of retro at 13°SAG.
Dec 28: Post-retro ‘storm’ ends.
Jan 7: MERCURY in SAG in square with CHIRON in PI, and trine with URANUS stat. in AR (#3 of 3).
Jan 10: Post-retro ‘shadow’ ends.
Jan 12: MERCURY crosses the ‘Integrity Point’ from SAG to CAP.
Jan 13: MERCURY conjunct SATURN (#2 of 2) – in early CAP.

 

As you see, this MERCURY pre- / retro / post-retro phase moves and shakes a LOT.
Good thing SAG is mutable and hopefully adaptable!

 

 

Here are my Seasoned & Seasonal
MERCURY RETRO TIPS & TOOL KIT for Everybody 🙂

…valid for the whole MERCURY Retro phase, of pre-retro ‘shadow’ (Nov 15 – 28) ‘storm’ (Nov 28 – Dec 2), the ‘actual’ retro phase (Dec 2 – 22), and extending into post-retro stationary ‘storm’ (until Dec 28), and post-retro shadow time (until Jan 10):

 

1) Be easy on yourself, as you get into the groove of things.

It usually takes a week or so to adjust to the different mode. Hopefully, you’re taking the pre-retro shadow phase as of mid-November as an adjustment, rather than being ‘hit’ by the wild ‘storm’, or stationary stuckness (can be either and both, in paradoxical trickster fashion), from end of Nov on.

 

2) Be mindful, and lead from the bigger vision. 

There’s a tendency for the mind to be distracted and all over the place (amplified by MERCURY in SAG, and NEPTUNE in PI), to loose and misplace things and thoughts that later have to be RE-trieved again. Avoid getting scattered and disorganized, collect the mind ‘pieces’, be present with any situation and function ‘at hand’, and don’t loose sight of what practically works and matters. The apparent priority of urgent ‘little’ things and ‘small stuff’ can easily be a distraction and waste of energy.
Practice coming back to the bigger vision, and lead from there (MERCURY / SATURN in late SAG).

 

3) Retro is an inwards / backwards oriented energy.

Would be a good time to RE-treat, and RE-visit meditation and mindfulness. Also an excellent chance (if not necessity) to deal with ‘old unfinished business’, ‘loose ends’, and to clear communication themes from the past, often carried over from a previous M-r time (last one was Aug / Sept 2017 in VIR / end of LEO which was all about self awareness, and living from love / bringing our love into service and daily practice).

 

4) Every M-r phase is a great time to actively pursue basically everything that starts with ‘RE-‘, like: re-assess, re-align, read, re-treat, re-pair, re-boot, re-group, re-consider, re-arrange, re-place, you name it…

The RE-ason for me pointing out all these RE-activities: During Mercury retro (which also has a karmic undertone), we less likely get away anymore with being sloppy, and with procrastinating or neglecting RE-sidual communication issues with people from the past. They come up like a mirror. Talk about what RE-ally matters – in an inspiring, generous, and fun way.

 

5) Choose the clearest and most direct mode of communication available.

Phone rather than messaging / email (YES!), meeting in person rather than phone / text, to make sure an actual dialogue happens (rather than just your factual monologue, with the assumption you know what they think, or they know what you think).
Consider communicating in several ways and via different media, to make sure the message comes across. Keep in mind that because people’s minds can be all over the place now, communication might be scattered and incomplete, or prone to assumptions: “I thought you got my email!!!”, or actually a monologue: Are you just thinking out loud as you talk, or are you actually suggesting something to me?

 

6) Be mindful how you communicate with others.

Put yourself in their position, and take ownership and responsibility for your mental processes, rather than blaming and judging (possibly based on lack of communication).

 

7) Be clear and precise with commitments and agreements.

Double check whether you have been understood correctly, and RE-peat / RE-phrase back to them too. Avoid signing an agreement before you have all the necessary information (often only after MERCURY retro is over!).

 

8) Mercury Retro RE-minds us…

…that direct connection with another as an authentic and lively dialogue opens up the opportunity to meander and touch on other subjects than the originally intended purpose of the communication. Which can eventually lead to an even more important outcome or direction than anticipated. Check out in hindsight why you actually needed to talk to that person…

 

9) Under M-r, the odds for fabulous unexpected synchronicities are 99%:

As we act more intuitively and out of the ordinary, we let the spontaneous intervention of the Universe show us our interconnectedness! Way cool and fun! 

 

10) M-r is a good time to RE-connect with people you have lost sight of.

With the SAG flavour, be clear and come from the Heart, and connect with people and interests that are fun and Heart-warming. In any case, trust your intuition, and let yourself be surprised by where it leads  (SAG) when you speak to them.

 

11) The themes and areas of life (partners, children, career, groups, etc.) that THIS retro phase brings up for YOU depend on the particular planets and house that M-r activates in YOUR personal birth chart, in other words where SAG is situated.

I’m happy to check that our for and WITH you.
Maybe it’s time to come for an update / cosmic tune-up for your inner alignment and guidance anyway?

 

12) When ‘glitches’ occur, be fluid and flexible like quicksilver (MERCURY’s metal), think “shift happens”.

Don’t judge yourself or others for not being on the same page as you, and turn the paradigm around:
What could be the opportunity in this mishap? And what’s actually funny about this (SAG)?
RE-frame your way of thinking about things. And entertain the possibility that you might have subconsciously ‘arranged’ a wild alternative to the original ‘plan A’ which – who knows? – might lead to something new and better and more fun than what the ‘normal’, ‘usual’, ‘regular’, and apparently most  ‘efficient’ mind-in-rut-mode could have come up with?

 

13) Enjoy those unintentional puns, slips, and new connections in the mind, be creative and brainstorm – esp. together with your MERCURY Retro friends 😉

 

14) If you would like to know…

  • Whether you are a member of the RETRO CLUB (born under MERCURY Retro, as yours truly),
  • In which part of life the Retro Trickster would likely play tricks on / with you,
  • How to play creatively WITH the energy,

….feel welcome to get in touch with your Astrologer. 

 

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Navigating the Seas of Change – NEPTUNE going direct, and JUPITER in SCO trine NEPTUNE in PI (exact Dec 2)

21 Nov

Greetings, dear Astro~News Blog Reader!

Neptune

Neptunian ‘Portrait’ by NASA’s Hubble     

Have you been overwhelmed, in a maze or daze, blah mode, aimless, passive, confused, depressed, drifting, dreaming, feeling disillusioned, feeling like checking out, escaping ‘reality’ and going into your ‘bubble’,  and / or ‘hooked’ on something that has turned into a (secret or not so secret) addiction? 

Let alone being exposed to the pervasive effects of the the ‘media showers’… SO much to process…

That’s what a low grade expression of NEP-TUNE’s turnaround mode could look like, amplified by JUPITER in SCO.
Which can easily happen, these days… been there.

 

NEPTUNE is mid-Nov to early Dec 2017 one of the focal points in the Astro~Weather, since it will change direction from Earth perspective tomorrow Nov 22 (happens twice a year, going from direct to retro, and, like this time, retro to direct), and NEPTUNE will be also trined by JUPITER on Dec 2 (a transit that’s active mid-Nov to mid-Dec).
It’s a good idea to be aware of the NEPTUNE Archetype, and able to recognize what’s up when we’re getting ‘hooked’, what alternative higher vibrational expressions may look like, and how to tune into those.

NEPTUNE is a transpersonal planet – actually the ‘higher octave’ of VENUS. In other words, we are personally attracted to and connected with another via VENUS, while NEPTUNE is about being connected. (period). 

It can be super simple to actually live in that fluid awareness of connectedness, when we don’t go into the illusion of separateness (which the mind, the ego and other gremlins constantly try to lure us into).

Does it take extra stimuli (maybe ever increased dosage) to lose ourselves in something, and drop our sense of separate identity?
Or can you immediately, already BE in the space which the promise of having / doing such and such…. pretends to take you to?

I saw a video based on Gabor Mate’s work (couldn’t retrieve it – maybe you find it), along the lines that addictions are also an expression of the need for connection – and when authentic human connections or spiritual connectedness aren’t available one might develop a connection (which seems controllable but starts to control you) to substances or behaviour.
All very NEPTUNIAN…

 

Neptune Rules Pisces.
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

NEPTUNE is nowa-years in its own domain PISCES:

(2012 – 2026 – only 1/3 into PI, actually)

All is fluid, ever changing, everything is always here. There is nothing constant about life, about you, yet something permeates existence. Big paradoxes. Wherever you go, there you are. Yet where is the Self to be found?
The ‘Unified Field’ where Quantum Physics and Spirituality meet…

Collectively / societally speaking:
Humanity and all life forms are interconnected – which is inevitably obvious (well, some sadly in political power are sadly blind to this!) on all levels, ecologically, climate wise, via the media, politically, economically, and culturally.
And of course enhanced through media & social media.

 

As NEPTUNE turns from retro (since mid-June) to direct, on Nov 22, the NEPTUNIAN energy can show up more outwardly, and we can ‘move forward’ again, rather than ‘backtracking’ into retro-PISCES realms which could be literally old PISCES Age modes of Victim – Perpetrator – Savior.
Check in where you’ve slipped into that co-dependent triad, like feeling victimized and paralized…?
Moving forward can literally mean with NEPTUNE in PISCES (and we’ve seen it since 2012): A Wave, a Movement.
Which per se is a ‘neutral phenomenon’, a collective availability / exposure (NEP) that can be ‘hijacked’ by any agenda, with effective ‘marketing’ / propaganda (as SATURN in SAG, square NEPTUNE in PI has shown us abundant evidence of – the square was exact in early and late 2015, and June – Sept 2016).

What’s the Spirit of the Wave you want to be consciously part of that expresses deep change for the better (JUPITER in SCO)?

 

JUPITER – NEPTUNE ‘Blend’

JUPITER, in trine with NEPTUNE…

… can show us not only what’s BIG (well, this!) but also what the guidance could be, in this multidimensional labyrinth.

JUPITER is the ‘Mentor’ Archetype – here to support us, and help us ‘outgrow’ what prevents us from being free and in our full potential.

This year’s JUPITER in SCORPIO (Oct 10, 2017 – Nov 9, 2018) shows there’s SO much ‘in the closet’, wrapped around hidden agenda, repressed stuff, esp. about ‘uncomfortable’, shameful things that need to be seen and moved through. The process that takes us deeper than where we ‘normally dwell’ can also reveal ‘hidden treasures’, esp. of a psychological and spiritual nature.

 

Big Wave Surfer Maya Gabeira

 

In what ways and areas can you go into the Dark now – not a hiding place but unseen inner spaces which can be rich ‘fertilizers’ for your growth?
A Water Trine – like the one from JUPITER to NEPTUNE suggests going with the flow and adapting, surfing with the situation, diving deeply in (SCO) but also letting go (PI) as needed…

What would the inner spiritual (NEPTUNE) guide / guru (JUPITER) say to a situation you’re dealing with and that might seem overwhelming and entangled (PI) and / or out of control (SCO)?

 

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

 

Deeply moving and connecting chants, Yoga, and other physical – spiritual practices (don’t just drift off, grounding in the body is important), and other containers for the interwoven fabric of life are good medicine for these times.

Being IN the world, yet not OF the world.

Not escaping from the ‘real world’ but going more deeply into resonance, to experience oneness, and let go / release from there with compassion.

 

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

 

T’ich Nhat Hanh

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

“May the sound of this bell penetrate deeply into the cosmos.

Even in the darkest space living beings are able to hear it clearly,

So that all suffering in them may seize,

And understanding comes to their heart.

And they transcend the path of sorrow and death.

The universal Dharma door is already open.

The sound of the rising tide is heard clearly.

The miracle happens.

A child appears in the heart of a lotus flower.

One single drop of this compassionate water

Is enough to bring back the refreshing Spring to our mountains and rivers.

Listening to the bell, I feel the afflictions in me dissolve.

My mind calm. My body relaxed. A smile is born on my lips.

Following the sound of the bell,

My breath brings me back to the safe island of mindfulness.

In the gardens of my heart

The flowers of peace bloom beautifully.”

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

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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.

  • Are you in a challenging transition or transformational crisis?
  • Are you looking for perspective at a crossroad or dilemma, and for empowered choices?

I welcome you to meet and explore with the invaluable and timeless tools of astrology, and to access your own wisdom source in the process.

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.
Plus, I can help you determine your powerful places on Planet Earth.

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Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over the 13 years I’ve been facilitating them become quite potent and catalytic.
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Please find upcoming Astro~Experiences as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. YouTube videos, on my FB Page:
Astrology for Self Realization.
Welcome!

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

 

 

 

The SUN Crosses the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO to SAG: Rising – and Raising Vibrations, with the Inner Heart Light.

21 Nov

 

Today Nov 21 at 7:05 pm PST, the SUN moves from SCORPIO to SAG – across the ‘Phoenix Point’.
This week (started with the New Moon last Saturday) is very ‘Phoenix’ like:
We made it through ‘THIS’, burnt a lot through and off, and rise again… from the deep intense Scorpionic ‘underwater’ realm to a Fiery, Spirited Sagittarian sense of Knowing that might sound like: “We got through it, and see the picture more clearly now!”.
Yet, do we like what we see?
And do we really know where we’re going from here?

SATURN in SAG these years (Sept 2015 until Dec 19, 2017) doesn’t make the SAG Journey feel like a walk in the park or a joy ride. It’s been rather showing humanity the shadow of SAG:
‘More’ isn’t always ‘better’, and “I know better than you!”, “Our belief is superior to yours” heed karmic boomerang effects, are separative, and obstacles on the spiritual path.

Now we’re literally in the landing phase of SATURN in SAG – last 4 weeks!
An excellent time for a review of the teachings of the last years.
MERCURY will starts its retro journey also from close to SATURN (and will meet SATURN on Nov 7).
Let’s take time to reflect…

 

In combination with PLUTO in CAP, the Zodiac sign ruled by SATURN, deep, dense, old, historic power stuff layers built up over time, and running through societies and cultures is coming ‘up and out’ now.
Just saying: Plutocracy – Greek origin, literally: power of / dominion by the wealthy.
Here’s an excellent historic documentary film called Plutocracy that I found when researching.

In a simple astrological formula:
PLUTO = it gets intense as it changes.
CAPRICORN = “I use” (resources and time) / shadow: Abuse and exploitation – to ‘optimize’/ get the most out of it.

SAG and CAP are intertwined these days, via SATURN – which gives the ‘usual’ high-spirited SAG a heavier, weighty, shadow conscious, karmic tone – to mature and ‘ground’ the energy in integrity.

As we step into the SAG season of the year it has still a SATURN undertone:

  • What are truly the best gifts we can make to others and ourselves these days?
  • What’s with the ‘Christmas Spirit’ – independent of materialism?
  • What brings ‘the Return of the Light’?

 

Jupiter Rules Sagittarius. Painting by Johfra Bosschart

Indeed, where is the light in the SAG world these days?
The very grounded Hermit in the landscape of the Johfra painting holds a lantern, representative of carrying our soul light that sheds a spotlight on the step ahead but doesn’t allow us to get too much ‘ahead of ourselves’. A good image for SATURN in SAG.

Time to give ourselves the ‘Ring’, and commit to a Path of Heart and Cour-age. Let’s be rooted in our Hearts, and not be held back by fears, to follow our Heart!
Always a good reminder that the Sagittarian Archer/ess pulls the arrow back to her / his HEART while aiming high!

As we connect in Heart Consciousness we not only rise in our own vibration but raise vibrations that affect those around us, and energetically a whole ‘field’.

 

If you’re a Sagittarian by SUN sign you would have had SATURN on your SUN sometime between 2015 and end of this year, a major maturation of Spirit (that’s ‘due’ every 29 years), and perhaps some karmic ‘graduation tests’ too, when it comes to trusting yourself, your intuition and knowing, being in your natural authority, and on your Path.

 

Chakra Awakening

 

In the Chakras, the SUN is astrologically related to the CROWN Chakra, and SATURN to the ROOT Chakra.

I’m feeling called to offer another ROOT-to-CROWN Astrological Chakra Journey from early January on, possibly even already starting on Dec 28 – would be a beautiful alignment.
With SATURN then in CAP – very rootsy!

Let me know if you’re ready to come on board!
No prerequisites, re: Astrology or Chakras. An open mind and heart are good assets.
Here’s the FB Event for a previous journey, to give you a sense.

 

Much Love for the Sagittarian Times ahead!
May our Heart Light lead the way!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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.

  • Are you in a challenging transition or transformational crisis?
  • Are you looking for perspective at a crossroad or dilemma, and for empowered choices?

I welcome you to meet and explore with the invaluable and timeless tools of astrology, and to access your own wisdom source in the process.

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.
Plus, I can help you determine your powerful places on Planet Earth.

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES, via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over the 13 years I’ve been facilitating them become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, in person here in Victoria, or as an online participant, if deep synergy in an intimate (up to 6 participants) circle speaks to you!


Please find upcoming Astro~Experiences as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. YouTube videos, on my FB Page:
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Phoenix (SCO into SAG) New Moon (Nov 18): Into the New and Transforming!

18 Nov

Late SCORPIO New Moon Greetings, dear Astro~News Blog Reader!

I was just cheering to the morning SUN and and MOON (next to it, crossing over the Phoenix Point, and entering SAG at 10:59 am PST – with a green smoothie alchemy – yumm! 

Wanted to complete the Astro~News writing last night but got really tired, under the dark Scorpionic Moon – happens….!

Only 3 more days and 4 more nights in the SCORPIO season 2017 – until Nov 21 at 7:05 pm PST when the SUN crosses over the ‘Phoenix Point‘, and enters SAG the (inner) Phoenix is reborn out of its own ashes, and we rise again, fueled by the Inner Light.
Maybe a lot of burning and purging is happening for you this Fall, with also JUPITER in SCO…?

 

Stormy Waters – Photo by Melanie, Nov 2017

 

It’s been dark and wet and stormy, here on the West Coast…
Maybe you felt content and contained in a magical, creative, and more intimate zone, yet at other times trapped and ‘thrown back at yourself’ – a time for inner processing, and for moving through dark density, shadow encounters and intensity, to purge and transform from within!

SCORPIO is a powerful energy – starts with the Alchemy Point, coming from LIBRA, and ends with the Phoenix Point into SAG!
If we’re not ‘afraid of the dark’ we can transform ‘lead into gold’ through this energy, depressing, heavy states into pure Consciousness, and BE transformed.

 

Into the New and Transformed or Transforming we go, and move forward, seasoned by change!

Here’s the New Moon Chart:

 

SCO NM 2017

The NEW MOON entered SAG only 7 hrs after the New Moon (at 10:59 am PST today).
Quite the release & rebirth energy in this New Moon!

 

What’s your transpersonal Super Power?

YodaMARS squaring PLUTO on Nov 19 also pushes us to make powerful decisions and act on them.

PLUTO is the ‘higher octave’ / transpersonal ‘version’ of Warrior MARS which wants us to be empowered in our intrinsic Soul Purpose (PLUTO in CAP), beyond our ego wants (MARS).

So, don’t give power away by stalling and letting others be in charge of / blaming them for your choices (MARS in LIBRA).
So there’s definitely an evolutionary ‘upgrade’ (PLUTO in CAP) available and needed in this regard, esp. for your CAP, AR, CAN and LI Planet themes.

Next up:
MARS in late LI will oppose URANUS in late AR (which is ruled by MARS) on Dec 1, the day before MERCURY goes retro, and 2 days before the GEM – SAG Full Moon on Dec 3.
Uhhh, sounds like trouble?

Yep, it can be an exciting, adventurous, surprise, and breakthrough time.
Don’t expect consistency, and rather experiment. Excellent to try out new communication channels as well, with MERCURY going retro.
And re-visit with friends whom you’ve lost track of, and have fun!

 

Involvement and Authenticity

Angel of Revelation, Painting by William Blake

The New Moon late SCORPIO is in a rather unusual almost exact 5-sign apart alignment, called Quincunx, with URANUS retro in late ARIES.

The alignment was already exact for the SUN and URANUS on Nov 17, so it’s fading now. The MOON brought it up just before the New Moon.
Still active but rather an integration with the New Moon.

SCO and AR seem so different: deep and processing, vs out there, and action oriented…. The New Moon in SCO plants ‘Seeds in the Dark’ vs. URANUS in AR is awake and alert, ready to go ahead, and step into the New NOW (well, it’s retro, so that moderates the effect). Still: how does this go together? 

Well, we’ve seen effects of this in the U.S. geopolitics, re: a tension about firing literally Uranium, vs. the notion to process the situation deeper. And also lots of hints about hidden agenda being suddenly revealed.
How can we approach this dynamic in our own world, and support the bigger process? 
URANUS would say: Be Awake. Add high-level Archetype energy into the mix, such as excitement, ingenuity, out-of-the-box approach to things, your Authenticity!
The New Moon in late SCORPIO, and JUPITER / VENUS nearby support us with processing through things, esp. if they have to do with own / old inner tucked-away trauma and stuck emotions in general. Not to hide oneself, but to reveal get involved.
Seeds in the Dark have been planted.
Tend to them, feel empowered and ALIVE!


Here comes a transforming experiment, right with the late SCORPIO New Moon / quincunx URANUS:

I felt called to let the Universe speak through Animal Medicine cards (paintings by Susan Boulet; the deck was gifted to me by a SCO New Moon / PLUTO born friend!!! Only realized in hindsight).

I picked Animal Spirit Cards for 3 important points in the chart:

  • The late SCO New Moon on Nov 18 – today.
  • MARS square PLUTO, exact tomorrow Nov 19.
  • MERCURY soon going into pre-retro ‘storm’ on Nov 28, and retro Dec 2 – 22.



For the late SCO New Moon, The DOG showed up:

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The Dog – Devotion, Protection, Service – Animal Medicine Cards by Susan Boulet. Photo by Melanie.

DSC06684The quality of service to the degree of sacrifice is also a theme in late SCO (which has a PISCES undertone).
Some dogs are so loyal, they would put themselves into extreme danger and risk their lives to save their human friend.
And humans, in extreme situations can also sacrifice themselves for another or an ideal…

Hmmm, there’s another aspect to this that actually made me uncomfortable (SCO), considering the Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 27° SCO which is:

“A MILITARY BAND MARCHES NOISILY ON THROUGH THE CITY STREETS –
The aggressive glorification of cultural values.

Every cultural-social collectivity sooner or later tries to impress the value of its achievements forcibly and noisily upon all those who belong to it, as well as upon foreign onlookers. At the individual-mental level the member of such a collectivity swells with pride and excitement when a display of the excellence of that in which his consciousness and personality are deeply rooted is publicly affirmed. Thus the feeling of social unity binds the individuals of a culture through collective pride.

This second stage symbol contrasts sharply with the first one. Our aggressive, tense, domineering Western civilization is indeed in opposition to the natural spontaneity and instinctive adjustment to nature of tribal societies. The Keyword here is POMP.”

Which links back to MARS in LIBRA – culturally channeled aggressive / assertive drives – and its sharp square with PLUTO (which happens to be also the ruler of the New Moon in SCO), exact tomorrow Nov 19.
PLUTO in CAP can be on a societal level the control through hierarchies. Hence the MARS in LI square PLUTO in CAP expression of the Military parading and displaying its power – besides it IS the Sabian Symbol of the New Moon degree. In my opinion a rather anachronistic, repressed / tamed / loyalized (is that a word?) or even abusive way of expressing the MARS – PLUTO and New Moon energies. How can there be deep, evolutionary transformation from the inside-out?
Dogs as Medicine Animals show us about their loyalty to ‘the leader of the pack’, to the degree of self sacrifice – and so are lots of humans.
The SAG side can either make people more fanatic and ‘on a mission’, or outgrow such destructive intensity, and set us FREE.
My hope is that SATURN in SAG has shown us enough evidence of ‘Mission impossible’, and of the futility / destructive boomerang effect of missiles.
 

 

For MARS square PLUTO, The JAGUAR made its appearance!

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The Jaguar – Wholeness, Divinity. Rebirth – Animal Medicine Cards by Susan Boulet. Photo by Melanie.

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Natural Power, powerful Magic.
Clearly undomesticated, highly independent, fiercely in its element (not loyal to another species).
Being in Integrity is also a big theme represented by LILITH now in SAG

As simple and powerful as that. 
Being in our Nature. Taking Jaguar Medicine.

 

For MERCURY going into pre-retro ‘storm’ on Nov 28, and retro on Dec 2, The COYOTE showed up (yeah, really!).

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The Coyote – Transformation, Creation,  Cunning, Good Fortune – Animal Medicine Cards by Susan Boulet. Photo by Melanie.

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Now we’re adding another layer of contrast  to the loyal and tamed dog – the mischievous Coyote Trickster.

Even though the Coyote and the Dog are ‘relatives’ in the animal kingdom, they represent quite different Medicine.

Coyote is SO apropos MERCURY going retro soon in SAG.

Let’s not take our mind and its SAG stories too seriously, and recognize them as ‘old tales’ and beliefs, and pull them by the tail 🙂 as a RE-minder it’s in the mind – is it real?!

Can we create a different story line that, like the Coyote did, restores balance and order? 
Which links back to a positive outcome of MARS in LIBRA (Balance) square PLUTO in CAP (order) – and wouldn’t that be transformational in a deep SCO sense?!

MERCURY Retro (Dec 2 – 22) is already in pre-retro ‘shadow’ since this week, and comes into pre-retro ‘storm’ on Nov 28.
Here’s a MERCURY Retro Cosmic RE-Lief & Tool Kit for you.

As you see on the chart, MERCURY in late SAG goes into square with CHIRON retro in late PI, and URANUS retro in late AR, before meeting SATURN (all between Nov 24 and 28):

This could turn into frenetic overwhelm, or, on the High Road, become a liberating experimentation in letting go of overwhelm through agendas, and ‘media showers’, and to opening up to receiving the miracles and gifts along the way (CHIRON in PI), and a fresh approach to being authentic (URANUS in ARIES).

MERCURY – SATURN:
To ‘be done’ with old stories and beliefs, and not buy into fear based agenda of patriarchal and authoritarian figures or programs (anymore). 

What’s the High Road? What would true Freedom and your Heart Wisdom say?

 

Navigating the Seas of Change…


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


Also facilitated through the New Moon:
JUPITER in SCO in Trine with NEPTUNE in PI (exact on Dec 2, building up already, and active until mid-Dec, and coming back next Spring / Summer: May – Sept 2018):
Here’s a blog post about this energy – Let’s Surf it!

 

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

How’s it going so far for you, with diving into the Alchemy?
Could you use support and perspective?

If so you’re invited to a private JUPITER in SCORPIO Deep Dive Session, where we access your astrological map plus the synchronistic support of Voyager Tarot & Animal Spirit cards, to go into themes like :
  • 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’s being cleared away now, from your ‘inner basement / closet’?
  • What does that mean for your ‘outer’ world, above the surface?

You can find out more about the Deep Dive Sessions at my FB Page Event.
If you’re new to my services I welcome you to get in touch before booking, if you have preliminary questions, and to get to know each other a bit before we ‘dive in’.

The offer is on FB already expired but if you refer to the AstroNews Blog I’d like to extend it to you for a few more days:
Book by Nov 21 (last day in SCO) and you’re IN, for the discounted SCO focused sessions.

Looking forward to meeting you!

 

 

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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.

  • Are you in a challenging transition or transformational crisis?
  • Are you looking for perspective at a crossroad or dilemma, and for empowered choices?

I welcome you to meet and explore with the invaluable and timeless tools of astrology, and to access your own wisdom source in the process.

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.
Plus, I can help you determine your powerful places on Planet Earth.

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Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over the 13 years I’ve been facilitating them become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, in person here in Victoria, or as an online participant, if deep synergy in an intimate (up to 6 participants) circle speaks to you!


Please find upcoming Astro~Experiences as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. YouTube videos, on my FB Page:
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Welcome!

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JUNO – PLUTO Conjunction (Nov 12) and New 10-year Cycle: Empowering Relationship Transformation

12 Nov
Sooo, the Asteroid Goddess JUNO passed the Underworld God PLUTO at 17 / 18 degrees CAP today, Nov 12. A rendez-vous that only happens every decade!

Hera & Zeus, the Greek Equivalent of Juno & Jupiter

JUNO (mythologically the wife of JUPITER) in CAP is all about integrity and respect in relationships / with all our relations.
And PLUTO is the change agent anyway.

Their pairing helps set things straight, esp. in relationships, reminds us what matters most at the end of the day, and how to create empowering change for the better, from the inside out.
 
This starts a new JUNO – PLUTO cycle:
  • What are we deeply committed to?
  • What do we spend your time and energy on?
  • Which commitments and relationships need an empowering transformation?

You’d be mostly affected and you can activate their energy if you have your AC, MC, SUN, MOON, or Planets in mid-CAP, mid-AR, mid-CAN, or mid-LI.

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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.

  • Are you in a challenging transition or transformational crisis?
  • Are you looking for perspective at a crossroad or dilemma, and for empowered choices?

I welcome you to meet and explore with the invaluable and timeless tools of astrology, and to access your own wisdom source in the process.

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.
Plus, I can help you determine your powerful places on Planet Earth.

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES, via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over the 13 years I’ve been facilitating them become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, in person here in Victoria, or as an online participant, if deep synergy in an intimate (up to 6 participants) circle speaks to you!


Please find upcoming Astro~Experiences as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. YouTube videos, on my FB Page:
Astrology for Self Realization.
Welcome!

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100 Years Russian Revolution on Nov 7 – Some Astro Perspectives…

7 Nov

Re-posting, since my original post was already end of Sept…

Today, Nov 7 is the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution!

Which made me curious to look at its chart.
Here it is, with some brief Astro perspectives:
 
 
 
 
Just look at that sharp mid-fixed T-square between revolutionary URANUSin its own ruled sign AQ (an 84-year cycle!), in opposition with NEPTUNE, SATURN, and the MOON in LEO (the end of the Tsar era – and the Royal Family was executed 8 months later!), both in exact square with SUN / MERCURY in SCORPIO, where intensity and (often painful) transformation happens – in the all-pervasive 12th house.

 

SCO is also the Rising Sign, and its ruler PLUTO (only discovered in 1930, yet nevertheless potently influential, reflecting the bigger evolution of the time) on the South Node in early CANCER inn the 8th house, opposing VENUS / North Node in early CAP in the 2nd house: A confrontation of established structures, and the power of the people who have been hungry for change (yet also creating new hierarchical and militaristic structures).

 

CHIRON (only discovered in 1977 yet ‘out there’ of course) in late PISCES where it’s also now (a 50-year cycle) shows how the masses suffered most. And how paradoxically (PI) the Communism (a PI / CAP phenomenon) addressed the suffering of the people yet created new suffering.
When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 and Communism in Eastern Europe crumbled, SATURN, NEPTUNE, and URANUS were together in CAP!

 

I leave it with this, remembering St. Petersburg, and my visit there with a group of students (out of Germany) in the 1980’s (yep, the U.S.S.R. at the time, and Leningrad it was still called then), in that crispy cold March. Loved the architecture and the wide open squares and Baltic skies, and found the juxtaposition of Communist propaganda and deprivation, and opulent, extravagant architectural remnants of the regal and decadent culture quite striking.
 
This year and next, the North Node is in LEO and the South Node in AQ:
May we all find our inner radiance and natural regal quality, and may communities of ‘regular people’ strengthen!
 
 
 

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

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.

 

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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.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with 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.

 

 

TAURUS – SCORPIO Full Moon (Nov 3 / 4): Finding our Ground, in the Changeful

3 Nov

Happy TAURUS Full Moon tonight (Nov 3 / 4)!

It’s also called the ‘Hunter’s Moon’.
What’s special about it astronomically? Is it a ‘SuperMoon’? Check out this cool article.

The Full Moon will be exact at 10:23 pm PDT on Nov 3 / 1:23 am EDT on Nov 4!

TAURUS is where the MOON is the strongest (called exalted in Astrology)! 
Nurturing Earth Mother energy. 
We certainly need grounding grounding grounding, with so many erratic, unprecedented, unpredictable vibrations swirling around (esp. in the cyber sphere, affecting the human mind).

NATURE is calling, (not only) this gorgeous Fall, and always here to support and hold us.
Go out, and en-JOY!

 

Dance of Change – Photo by Melanie, Oct 31, 2017

 

So important to hold the ground (TAURUS), and be the Centre, in a world of ‘opposites’ and oppositions… (we literally see strong opposing energies in the Full Moon chart – and of course: feel them!), yet also process in the Scorpionic Alchemy that transforms ‘lead into gold’, or depressing, heavy states into pure consciousness.

 

In the last few weeks, have you come through lots of emotional transformation, yet processed it faster than before?

Maybe because there’s such a collective acceleration and momentum (URANUS in AR)?
And we go now to deep core issues that are usually ‘left alone’ (SUN, MERCURY, and since 10/10 also big JUPITER in SCO!).

The key for the fixed energy of SCO is not to be ‘afraid of the dark’, not resist the dive and change (which is what TAU could easily do), or get stuck somewhere in the process, take it out on yourself, but process ‘all the way through’, to allow the Alchemy do its thing.
And yes, it goes in waves and isn’t a ‘final result’.
With NEPTUNE in PISCES we can open into the surfing and surrendering.
Perhaps we could start with honestly and gently asking: ”What’s even deeper than this?”

The SUN and JUPITER in SCORPIO go into supportive Water Trine with NEPTUNE this month which helps with dropping into the depth, and letting things ‘wash out’ and dissolve.

Yesterday morning, I came to Day 3 of a self-directed, online guided 30-day Yoga challenge (with Victoria based Do Yoga With Me).
The practice (a journey to the Firefly pose) was a perfect metaphor for the Full Moon in TAU – SCO:
Loved what happened in this process, even though I didn’t ‘make’ it into the pose. It was my first time playing with Firefly, and I stayed with it (TAU), ‘even though’ arm balances have been always a challenge, since my wrists hurt when I put too much pressure on them (SCO fear of hurting myself). But the prep in the previous two days, and the teacher Fiji’s clear, precise, motivating guidance helped me see what’s essential (shooting the body into two directions from a strong core) which in itself is a great awareness to practice with in daily life (esp. for tall people, ha-ha). Now it needs to land more in the body, with practice. Good to see how that’s already in place with other poses that are feet-grounded, like squat. I loved consciously finding genuine contentment in the place I was at – and being in the patience it’s calling for (TAU).

It all was indeed beautifully aligned with and metaphoric for the TAURUS – SCORPIO Full Moon:
Energies pulling us into two directions, as we’re invited to balance dropping into something that might feel scary but can be so transformational, and feeling the contentment in and patience with the Earth body for where it goes, currently.
And all the while holding ground from the core of our Being.

 

Speaking of Alchemy:

Just today, I felt called to do a physical (TAU) card spread on the TAU – SCO Full Moon chart, incl. LILITH going into CAP next week. 
The Black Obsidian crystal skull and heart had to ‘join the party’ in the SCO realm, of course.
See what showed up – for all of us:

 

 

I started with an Animal Spirit card (paintings by Susan Boulet) – brought in for LILITH crossing over the ‘Integrity Point’ from SAG into CAP next week (yet also connected to SCO and TAU):

SCARAB – Regeneration.
“To the Egyptians, the scarab, a type of beetle, symbolized the powers that governed the celestial bodies; a great scarab was thought to roll the Sun across the sky. This belief arose from the scarab’s habit to of shaping a piece of ox dung(!) into a ball, into which it laid its eggs, and rolling it about – generally from East to West. Scarab-like jewels were often placed in the tombs of deceased relatives to give hem the power of the Sun, and to facilitate their resurrection.”

What a symbology!
I love the Scarab. A ‘small’ animal, yet it carries potent Medicine.
Having been in Egypt in Nov 2010 – two friends and I started our journey intentionally under the SCO New Moon, and ‘happened to be’ under the TAU – SCO Full Moon at the Hathor Temple of the cow headed Mother Goddess – also a birthing temple, with the Dendara Zodiac – what a gift that magical alignment was!!! What a sight, and what a process at the time… (which is a story for another day 🙂 ).
And yesterday, the news about this amazing discovery of a mysterious void’ in the Great Pyramid of Giza.

The winged Scarab beetle is also  a ‘Rising Phoenix’.
‘Winged’ MERCURY will leave dark SCO,  cross the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO to SAG, and ‘take flight’ on SUN-day Nov 5.

MERCURY will be for a looong time in SAG, b.t.w – you guessed it! Because it will go retro there (Dec 2 – 22), starting from the ‘Integrity Point’ from SAG to CAP, where LILITH is now (yep!)!
More about it below in the chart description, and in a separate M-r post, of course!

Early Morning Prayer – Lotus with Orb – Photography by Helga Hendricks

The Scarab illustration on the card has a Blue Lotus blossom with a (tiny) Ankh in the centre on its back.

The Lotus is such a beautiful symbol of  the SCO – TAU dynamic, as it’s rooted in the swampy pond of apparent ‘decay’, yet grows to the light with such beauty and purity.

It’s also what the Buddha (nature) ‘sits on’:
All the often unprocessed, dark, hidden, murky emotions.
Sitting with them (TAU) in meditation, acknowledging  them without getting pulled in and stuck, and doing processing (lots of that required, these very scorpionic days / months / year) helps them come to the light of consciousness, where they – like Vampires in the sunlight… eventually die (some harder than others…).

I’m stunned at how the Scarab, apparently just showing up for LILITH, connects to so many strands of the Full Moon ‘landscape web’.

 

The next card – this time from the Voyager Tarot deck – that I picked was for the SUN in SCO (close to JUPITER, freshly in SCO, and VENUS, still in LI):

Major Arcana XIV – ART.

‘Overseen’ by Pallas Athena – Greek patroness of the City of Athens, hence goddess of Art and Culture, Philosophy inspiration, and vision (rainbow) – ART is visionary. Life is ART in action.
ART is Alchemy – see the cauldron…
Creativity (the SUN) is an alchemical Art of ‘inter-weaving’ and combining ‘ingredients’ into new syntheses. The creative process is an inner alchemical process too, as it transforms and integrates us.

Of course, this card is very apropos (couldn’t be a better one actually, for) the ‘Alchemy Point’ from LIBRA to SCORPIO where VENUS in LI, and JUPITER / SUN in SCO sit.
All these Archetypes are here to help us ‘dive’ into the process of change – just as the stunningly beautiful foliage this Fall, on its ‘last dance’.

Pallas Athena even gives us a clue how to channel MARS – further ‘back’ and unaspected, in early LIBRA (until Dec 9), into decisive, determined, and ‘courageous’ acts of ART.
The Goddess Pallas Athena has a strong ‘Masculine’ – and was born not out of a female body but ‘out of her father Zeus’s forehead’.

As an ‘Asteroid Goddess’ (yep, Pallas is an Asteroid), she represents qualities of the ‘Father Daughter’. Let’s channel her energy not so much into compliance with the patriarchy but into Acts of Art (rather than war) to help the status quo alchemize and transform.

 

The third card that I picked was for the MOON in TAU, not far from URANUS in late AR (which it passed yesterday). From the West Coast perspective, with CANCER Rising at the exact time of the Full Moon, the MOON also ‘rules’ the chart, AND is in ‘her’ exalted position of TAURUS:

Major Arcana XVII – STAR.

For the photo, I held the card up …
Showing a most beautiful image of Kuan Yin, Chinese Goddess of Compassion, holding a Jade Rabbit, her dress flowing like / in the Star shower.
STAR represents Luminosity (like the Full Moon tonight, illuminated by the Solar Light). Kuan Yin stands in the Star shower, and transmits it – a compassionate Star-Mother-Goddess. She helps others with life giving nurturance (TAU), and brings light into the darkness to nourish the soul (SCO).
Kuan Yin is associated with AQ (and I once called the AQ – PI cusp ‘Kuan Yin Point’ of the Zodiac – blessings for Humanity – one of the manifestations). And the MOON is still close to URANUS, ruler of AQ.

So, from a grounded, nurtured TAU MOON place, let’s transmit the Light into Darkness, show up with compassion, yet be detached enough (AQ Goddess) to not get emotionally pulled in, or attached to what’s sticky, nor to an outcome. 🙂 Everything changes in its own pace, yet we can offer light and care.

 

I just love how the ancient cultures of Egypt (Scarab), Greece (Athena), and China (Kuan Yin) came together in Alchemy for this spread!

Also pointing to LILITH moving over into ancient / timeless CAP next week:

We are the Ancients Ones. We are the Timeless Ones.
Let’s invoke the Ancestors (biological, star family, cultural resonance, and esp: the Inner Elder…) to live the Wisdom in the World, and Be the Change!

 

Here’s the chart of the Full Moon and ‘her entourage’:

 

… i.o.w., with all the cosmic, archetypal ‘Players’ of the Solar System.
Focusing on the SUN / MOON axis which is a ‘big deal’.

Re: SATURN square CHIRON, yesterday Nov 2 (of course catalyzed by the Full Moon), check out this Blog post.
Re: LILITH into CAP on Nov 8, see Blog post here.

 

A quick word about VENUS in late LIBRA opposite URANUS in late AR, exact also today Nov 3, at 10:02 pm PDT – just 20 min before the Full Moon, and actually quite close to the Full Moon axis (see cards):

How can we be in balance with our authenticity and freedom, and in right relationship with significant partners in our life (or in fact in any partnership that presents itself – even ‘just spontaneously, in the moment)?
Honouring that there can be a dilemma is a first helpful step.
Rather than wildly reacting (which URANUS in AR might do) stepping back, and seeing the situation from ‘the other’s’ perspective or even the mirror effect (sometimes strangely so) for us is really helpful. Been there…  even ‘just’ this week – at several occasions, in fact.

 

Now to the main theme:
SUN – MOON, at 12° TAU – SCO.

Just over the last days, we’ve entered the mid-SCO (10 – 20°) season, where potent energy ‘sits’ and deep change happens, incl. IN us. It’s the Centre of Fall!
The Full MOON is in mid-TAU where desires and wants might come up, and nourishment is important. Yet SCO says: Purge and change!
Finding our Ground – the deep Ground of Being – in the Changeful, is the way of being in Balance.

Maybe other potent (and admittedly often intense) TAU – SCO Polarities have come up for you too, to reconcile, ‘digest’, and transform.
Here are examples:

TAURUS – SCORPIO, as in:

Nature – Culture.
In conflict? Or harmoniously integrated? Thought this morning, on that note: Here in Victoria, we feed to and on each other’s creativity, while being nourished by Nature that’s so inspiring and ever-changing. An on-going Alchemy.
Important to preserve Nature, i.m.o., with so much ‘City’ as in: ‘Construction culture’ pushing in. I call it: A contemporary Gold Rush.

Life – Death.
The seasons of Nature and of our Human Nature. A dynamic on-going process, actually. There’s always something dying, there’s always something new arising. Is Death the opposite of Life?

Pleasure – Pain.
Well, those! Sensations, feelings, they’re also changeable, of course, even though it sure doesn’t seem so, quite often, and one seems (for most of us) more ‘attractive’ than the other. Attachment to either causes suffering. Let’s ask the Buddha… and sit with it.

Habits – Change.
Well, that ‘dance’ could be a good thing – if we change habitual destructive tendencies – or not, if we abandon a healthy habit…. What comes to awareness? Which habits are you ready to change? What’s the deeper need in that habit, is really the question.

Stuckness – Transformation.
Similarly, if we’re emotionally, mentally, or physically stuck in a funk, we probably welcome tools for transformation. Like: Change the environment, go out, walk, breathe, move things through the body, take a rest, a bath… maybe it’s just energy that needs to shift, or be digested through all your ‘stomachs’ :-).

J / H

Stop ‘feeding the demons’ and ‘hungry ghosts’ as Buddhists call it, i.o.w., ‘sitting’ and and dwelling on (self) destructive thoughts and feelings.
SCO low vibrations are cynical, secretive, mistrusting, suspicious, manipulative, hurtful, basically out of fear of death, and loss of control (who’s talking here? The separate ego of course).
Shedding light on the core of the matter might be important, before the energy can shift / internally transform into a higher and more truly powerful vibration.

When we face our darkness we may discover our soul power.

Money – Power
Why is TAU related to Money? Because of the TAU association with value, gain, growth, assimilation, anything ‘green and growing’. Uhhh, those… Bull Market – yep, Taurean. Yet, when money is stuck it starts to ‘stink’ and needs to be moved and spread around like manure. Making money is rather Taurean, while spending, investing, paying taxes, and being in dept is Scorpionic. Which of course can bring up Power issues, like: “I owe them. They ‘own’ me / my freedom.
Is Money really Power? Is Value Power?

“Money is like manure. Does no good until it’s spread around.”

We (hopefully) have the Power to put the money into what we value, and offer truly valuable services in exchange for money.
In that case it’s rather the power of synergistic, ‘fertilizing’ exchange than the divisive association of Money with Power ‘over’ – which is on the way out anyway, in the Economy of Change.

Accumulating – Eliminating.
TAU is the gatherer, vs. SCO is the purger. TAU rules the mouth, SCO the large intestines (really!)

Both functions are needed in Nature and in our human biology. Shopping, cooking, eating, enjoying, and indulgence are all TAU related. The word ‘stuffocated’ came up for me a few weeks ago – a low vibration of our TAU consumer world.
Do you feel going through a purge, detox, decluttering would be on for you and your home / life, to allow the energy to move again more freely, and create space for the new?
Rather than just ‘dumping’ things (which can be also hard for the gatherer / horder in you), how can you creatively re-purpose and re-cycle what has outlived its purpose, what needs to go into the Alchemy, and perhaps have a new life elsewhere?

Sensual – Sexual.
Physical – Emotional Intimacy.
Clearly, a big and deep topic. How’s the balance of both in your life?
Of course, trust is required in the exchange of energies.
Nourishment of Body and Soul…

 

SCORPIO is BIG this JUPITER year (Oct 10, 2017 – Nov 9, 2018).

This is the first Full Moon of the JUPITER in SCO year, shining MOON light at SUN / JUPITER.
Being grateful (JUPITER) for the Life that’s given, the body and the place we currently inhabit, the Earth that sustains us, and the ever changing Nature are good ways of letting ourselves sink deeper into the Mystery of Life. 

 

Coming up in the SCO Show in the next while:

The SUN in SCO will go into Water Trine with NEPTUNE in PI tomorrow, Nov 3.

Rather than feeling overwhelmed by so much emotionally challenging stuff, and burying ourselves, let’s bring light and consciousness (SUN) to what’s revealing itself on deeper levels now – a gift perhaps – if you dare to look. Sometimes we have to feel things fully (SCO), stay connected (NEP in PI) to realize we’re ONE.

VENUS crosses the ‘Alchemy Point’, and starts ‘her’ underworld journey in SCO on Nov 7 – until Dec 1:
We’re drawn to go deeper in relationships, attracted to mystery, and might also attract lots of things that need processing. Dive in, and move through, with Love!
 

VENUS will join JUPITER in SCO on Nov 13.

JUPITER will be actually unaspected until then (no connection with another planet, except for MOON activations)!
A double-edged sword… Even though, VENUS – JUPITER is a wonderful connection (a la grand wedding etc), in SCO it’s not all Roses (and definitely thorns involved).
What attracts and bonds you to your loved and not-so-loved ones?
What are your soul agreements?
What can be brought out into the open and to awareness now? Perhaps to outgrow it?

 

 

How’s it going so far, with diving into the Alchemy?
Could you use support and perspective?

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?

You can find out more about the Deep Dive Sessions at my FB Page Event.
If you’re new to my services I welcome you to get in touch before booking, if you have preliminary questions, and to get to know each other a bit before we ‘dive in’.

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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.

  • Are you in a challenging transition or transformational crisis?
  • Are you looking for perspective at a crossroad or dilemma, and for empowered choices?

I welcome you to meet and explore with the invaluable and timeless tools of astrology, and to access your own wisdom source in the process.

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.
Plus, I can help you determine your powerful places on Planet Earth.

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES, via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over the 13 years I’ve been facilitating them become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, in person here in Victoria, or as an online participant, if deep synergy in an intimate (up to 6 participants) circle speaks to you!


Please find upcoming Astro~Experiences as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. YouTube videos, on my FB Page:
Astrology for Self Realization.
Welcome!

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

 

 

LILITH Enters CAPRICORN (Nov 8 – Aug 6, 2018): Wild & Wise Inner Integrity and Leadership

2 Nov

 

LILITH, the Archetype of the ‘Wild Woman’, or rather ‘Unconditioned Nature’ will enter CAPRICORN on Nov 8.

LILITH has a 9-year cycle, and hasn’t been in CAP since 2009.
‘She’ travels 9 month in one sign – a ‘pregnancy phase’ to cultivate intrinsic qualities of that Zodiac energy, through our True, unconditioned Nature.
And by the way, ‘she’ never goes retro.

 

Quick re-CAP, for the context:

 
Under LILITH in SAG over the last 9 months since Feb we’ve seen through the ‘fake’, manipulative agenda, empty promises, and life threatening ‘stories’ and beliefs.
Have you been able to cut through and rise beyond that, and be in your intrinsic Truth?
What does that look like?
LILITH from SAG to CAP shows collectively: The ‘Wild Feminine’ / our Inner ‘Wild Nature’ has been in ‘her’ Truth, and wants to live in Integrity and mature Leadership now!
 
If you have a CAPRICORN side in you it gets ‘lilified’:
Done with guilt and ‘shoulds’, taking too much on, feeling resentful… you name it. Heavy, heavy stuff. Lighten the load!
LILITH in CAP is quite ZEN about things.

Simplicity beyond complexity.

AGE… what age? A matter of Spirit.
For / with LILITH, nobody’s ‘too young for’ or ‘too old for’ what they’re wildly-authentically capable of.
Same goes for all sorts of hierarchies and classes, on the ‘mountain’ / ‘pyramid’ of society.
LILITH is into re-establishing natural order and natural law.

LILITH from SAG to CAP shows collectively and for us personally:
The ‘Wild Feminine’ / our Inner ‘wild’ Nature has been in ‘her’ Truth, and wants to see Integrity and mature Leadership incl. Life Leadership now!
Being the Change, for Real.

If you have a CAP side in you it gets ‘lilified’, and infused with untameable and indomitable Spirit.

 

Ancient Sumerian Lilith Relief

 

LILITH in YOUR chart…

…shows where YOU need to be in tune with YOUR nature, which areas of life trigger that (money, children, relationships, travel, career…) and in what way (sign, and aspects to other planets).

So, give the inner CAP LILITH a good outlet in the next 9 months, and be in the authentic, mature and FREE Spirit of Integrity and Leadership.
It’s Your Life and Your Time!

On a spiritual level, the LILITH in CAP ‘Call of the Mountain’ is to find the ultimate ‘purpose in life’ in the unconditioned Nature of the Self.

If you have SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in CAP…
…and for all of us, where CAP is in our charts, this is the 9-month ‘pregnancy’ phase to cultivate being in natural integrity with our True Self ♥

 

LILITH is now ahead of SATURN (since end of Aug) in late SAG:
Our intrinsic Truth, and Path leads us on, and helps overcome old limiting beliefs and ‘stories’, ‘shoulds’ and externalized authority.

Which prepared us for LILITH now crossing the ‘Integrity Point’ from SAG to CAP, where it becomes mandatory and so rewarding to walk our talk, and be consistent in our natural authority and maturity.

The powerfully wild and wise Crone / Elder got his / her act together, and offers inner counsel.
Therefore, find support from the realm of the Grandmothers and Elders who hold traditional and ancient wisdom.
Tune into your inner future Crone / Elder Self, and find simple straightforward support.

 

LILITH in ‘traditional Astrology’ (if considered as an Archetype at all!) represents the wild and free inner Feminine. ‘She’ is a force of Nature, and relies on ‘her’ inner natural knowing.

‘She’ fiercely resists being conditioned, subordinated, disrespected, and ‘used’, in societal, patriarchal ways, in terms of what a woman (and: Nature) is ‘supposed to be’, as defined by patriarchal values.
End of Oct, LILITH just crossed the Galactic Center (end of SAG), the ‘deep end’ from which ultimate Truth can be traced. The big mystery of the GC (Is it a ‘black hole’? A birthing place of our Solar System and Life on Earth?) evokes deep, unanswerable quests and inquiry into the Nature of Life itself.
On a more ‘down-to-Earth’ level, when the GC is activated, it’s like a vortex into the Unknown, or a ‘Pandora’s Box’ from which all kind of things are flying out / get absorbed into.

Naturally, the association with the ‘Me Too’ Wave comes to mind (which started mid-Oct, when JUPITER had just entered SCO too), as ‘Wild Women and Men’ spoke their truth about sexual harassment and abuse – which showed the shocking magnitude of the issue.
Now what? Many people wonder.
Was it just ‘dumped’ out into public?
Will it be forgotten again as new shock and awe phenomena stream through the media landscape?
Will we even be desensitized, through the bombardment with such scandals?
How can the abuse be processed???
How do we know it’s not all again just statements and ‘empty promises’ but real change, through people showing up differently with each other, in all types of encounters and energy exchanges, and towards Nature???

 

LILITH crossing over the ‘Integrity Point’ into CAPRICORN where ‘she’ will meet PLUTO next Spring will help move Humanity forward into taking Responsibility and stepping into Leadership, rather than blaming external authority.

We’re the one’s we’ve been waiting for, and looking up to.
I.o.w., we can ‘get the job done’. The question is not ‘if’ (disempowering) but HOW?
‘She’ holds us accountable, and gives us simple, natural support, as in:

  • What would your wise inner Elder / a role model / someone you respect and admire say to this… situation?
  • What would you know is in Integrity, as the ‘high road’?
  • What’s the most mature and responsible way of being in this situation (not because someone / society says so but because YOU know deep inside)?
  • How can you use (be with or learn from) this situation, for the Highest Purpose?
  • Being pragmatic and outcome oriented (CAP), what would be the best, most mature and effective approach?
  • By the way: Coach yourself! Says LILITH.

 

CAP rules old age, as well as ancient & timeless teachings and practices that simply ‘work’.

Connecting with wise Elders and your own inner Crone or Sage, and following your instinctual Spirit (perhaps also supported by Power Animals) help with finding what matters, and making simple decisions in challenging situations that require maturity and integrity.

 

CAP works with Nature and the Land.

Nature and the Earth have shown us their fierce responses to not being in Balance and ‘overburdened’ by humanity, through catastrophes that exponentially increased over this year.
LILITH in CAP gives us a chance and says, it’s TIME, to work respectfully and with integrity WITH Nature and the Land.
Abuse will have repercussions (PLUTO in CAP, and JUPITER in SCO this year which is ruled by PLUTO – a fierce LILITH – PLUTO – JUPITER dynamic!).


LILITH was the last time in CAP from Jan – Sept 2009.

The last big economic crisis had started in the U.S. (also activated by SATURN in VIRGO which rules the economy, opposite URANUS in PISCES – chaos and unpredictability).

What was your maturation at the time (remember?), and how could you, rather than going into fear and depression (low vibrations of CAP) find true purpose, build based on integrity, and stick to it, consistently, one step at a time?
How do you look back at your experience then? 

 

LILITH will align with PLUTO in May 2018 (every 9 ½ years),
starting a new decade long cycle relating to the deep, transformational wisdom that is available as we tune into inner nature and into Mother Nature in her capacity to transform and renew. Core integrity and responsibility are crucial now – rather than exploitation of resources, imposing human will onto Nature, or disrespecting others and our time on Earth….

 

LILITH affects until early Aug 2018 the area of your life that is related to CAP in your chart (SUN, MOON, Planets, AC/ MC, House/s).

LILITH’s course in Nov / Dec 2017 will be very stimulating for you if you have SUN, MOON, Planets, AC / MC in early CAP, and it will charge / creatively challenge your early AR, CAN, and LIBRA themes.

 

The Focused Transit Workshop

LILITH into CAPRICORN – Wild & Wise Inner Integrity and Leadership

ON Nov 8 (the day when LILITH enters CAP)
will be dedicated to the LILITH Archetype in general, and in YOUR chart and life.

We’ll invoke and welcome LILITH’s entry into CAPRICORN on the same day (NOV 8), and discuss how to be best aligned with it, for the upcoming 9 months, customized for your astrological themes.

Relevant esp. for all of you with a strong LILITH in your chart, or SUN, MOON, AC, MC or planets in CAP, or in the other cardinal signs AR, CAN, and LIB. In doubt, I can check for you.

If you’d like to join this focused LILITH Workshop please register via email (to licht@islandnet.com), with your complete birth info (date, time, place). Welcome!
I’m available for your preliminary questions too, of course.

Please find the curriculum of classes and workshops in more detail here,
and current ones on my FB Page.

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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.

  • Are you in a challenging transition or transformational crisis?
  • Are you looking for perspective at a crossroad or dilemma, and for empowered choices?

I welcome you to meet and explore with the invaluable and timeless tools of astrology, and to access your own wisdom source in the process.

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.
Plus, I can help you determine your powerful places on Planet Earth.

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES, via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over the 13 years I’ve been facilitating them become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, in person here in Victoria, or as an online participant, if deep synergy in an intimate (up to 6 participants) circle speaks to you!


Please find upcoming Astro~Experiences as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. YouTube videos, on my FB Page:
Astrology for Self Realization.
Welcome!

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

 

 

 

 

SATURN in late SAG (the Galactic Center / Centaur) squares CHIRON in PISCES on Nov 2: Medicine Teachings

2 Nov

Jupiter Rules Sagittarius.
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

NO – not the Full Moon (NOV 3 / 4) Astro~News yet… some Taurean patience please, since something else is on today (which the Full Moon will highlight and bring out too, of course):

For the 3rd and last time (after Dec 2016 and Apr 2017) SATURN squares CHIRON today, NOV 2..
Now, SATURN is in late SAG, the area which projects out into the Centre of the Milky Way, a.k.a. Galactic Centre – pointing us to the Ultimate Unknown and Unknowable.
In the Northern Hemisphere the SUN is there on the last days before Winter Solstice.

How do we know, or how can we trust the Light will return???

Since Sept 2015, SATURN in SAG has brought trials and tests, to show us how we respond to perceived road blocks.
How can we be done with old stories and limiting beliefs (that ARE the road blocks)?
It would be good to do a review of Before (2015 when SATURN entered SAG) & After – now in the last 7 weeks of SATURN in SAG (until Dec 19).

We might have been afraid esp. recently that a ‘wrong direction’ (SAG) by (ir)responsible leaders (SATURN) can set off a trajectory on the karmic path (SATURN) that can make us all vulnerable (CHIRON in PI), to put it mildly. Yes, we know and feel it… or tune into collective fears.

Speaking of the ‘pink elephant in the room’, Trump is affected by SATURN in late SAG, now (every 29 years) right on his South Node / Lunar Eclipse MOON that likes to preach, go by good-bad / right-wrong judgments, ‘shoot from the hip’, and exhaustingly (apparently more for the audience than for himself) target, or be the target.
Listening and learning (GEM) would be the incentive in his chart – and life.

What’s the teaching (SATURN), the ‘way out'(?), the healing and Medicine (CHIRON) in this?
Trust (one of the themes of SAG) doesn’t seem to take us far these days, under SATURN in SAG, at least not trust in people in authority, perhaps not even trust in our own choices and responses under stress? 
We know, the road of division, separation, righteous accusation, polarization, and arrogance, all fueled by fear (all shadow expressions of SATURN in SAG) goes nowhere (except provokes karmic repercussions).
In the polarized world, the CHIRON in PI would mean, someone / some party has to surrender, or else suffers greatly.
How can these old agendas, beliefs, ‘stories’, and paradigms be ‘washed out’ and released? What sets them free?

Rumi: Let the Beauty of what you Love be what you Do

What’s the High Road that dissolves Right-doing and Wrong-doing?
‘The Field’ Rumi points to?

Can be ‘only’ the All-Connective Fabric of LOVE that’s beyond personal attraction, likeness, preference.
Unconditional.

The Love that has no Opposite (as Krishnamurti pointed out).

An ultimate Medicine for us, in our personal suffering, and a vibration we can offer to a world in distress, and whom-it-may-concern.

So let’s keep our Hearts wide open and connected to Source, and offer Love that IS, unconditionally, simply because…

 

 

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?

You can find out more about the Deep Dive Sessions at my FB Page Event.
If you’re new to my services I welcome you to get in touch before booking, if you have preliminary questions, and to get to know each other a bit before we ‘dive in’.

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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.

  • Are you in a challenging transition or transformational crisis?
  • Are you looking for perspective at a crossroad or dilemma, and for empowered choices?

I welcome you to meet and explore with the invaluable and timeless tools of astrology, and to access your own wisdom source in the process.

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.
Plus, I can help you determine your powerful places on Planet Earth.

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES, via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over the 13 years I’ve been facilitating them become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, in person here in Victoria, or as an online participant, if deep synergy in an intimate (up to 6 participants) circle speaks to you!


Please find upcoming Astro~Experiences as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. YouTube videos, on my FB Page:
Astrology for Self Realization.
Welcome!

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

 

 

MERCURY / JUPITER in SCORPIO: Taboo Talk

17 Oct
Not even a week ago since JUPITER crossed the ‘Tipping Point’ into SCORPIO on 10/10.

And already SUCH a movement of so many of us who don’t put up with LIBRAN ‘being nice and polite’, playing the game, or compromising / compensating for other people’s s..t anymore.
The ‘me too’ tidal wave is one example of how airing what’s been hidden is empowering and transforming.


MUCH more to come, under JUPITER in SCORPIO until Nov 9, 2018.
Have I mentioned yet? SATURN will cross the ‘Integrity Point’ into CAPRICORN on Dec 19!

We’re also in the T-square from MARS in late VIR opp. CHIRON in PI (exact Sunday Oct 15 when the me too wave started), both in square to SATURN and LILITH in late SAG (the Galactic Centre) –
Truth Speaking spirals out like a Galaxy, and sets us free. Who knows where Humanity goes from there.

Sooo.
MERCURY is now (since this – Oct 17 – morning) also in SCORPIO, joining and passing JUPITER tomorrow (Wed) morning.
Big Time Taboo Talk, as we dive into ‘uncomfortable’, scary, repressed, covered up, and unfathomable topics and scenarios, remembered, experienced, or perhaps vividly pictured.

Of course, this is only the starting point, to process what’s been ‘under wraps’…


The ‘me too’ social media wave, triggered my Alyssa Milano just a few days ago, encouraged women and men: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” 

Hundreds of thousands of us responded. 

Which woman never has been sexually harassed or assaulted, verbally or physically???
Sadly and scandalously, it almost ‘comes with the territory’ of inhabiting a female body (speaking from personal experience).
Up until now.

 

A hidden issue of magnitude (JUPITER) indeed, that’s been talked about now big time.
May the Truth empower us, and bring Healing and Freedom!
JUPITER (only one week so far) in SCORPIO – Outgrowing what’s been hidden!

 

Me too isn’t completely new – 11 years ago (JUPITER was also in SCO then), Tarana Burke founded the me too Movement in 2006, to spread awareness and understanding about sexual assault in underprivileged communities of colour. 

May the Me too wave lead to ‘game over ‘ / zero tolerance for sexual harassment, assault, and even violence in Hollywood, and in a Society of true Adults!
I know I’m a ‘bit’ idealistic here but putting the blessing out regardless.
Big kudos, Alyssa Milano, for getting the ball rolling!
A.M. was born on Dec 19, 1972 – here is her chart.
Lilith and Saturn are now (Oct / Nov, only every 9 / 29 years) transiting her late SAG Sun – the Integrity Point. She even has PLUTO on her JUPITER / North Node in CAP nowadays /-years – being a catalyst for Eve-olution out of the dysfunctional and abusive patriarchal system.
And  with her MARS in late SCO, VENUS / NEPTUNE / MERCURY in early SAG – all on the ‘Phoenix Point’ on her 12th House cusp, she’s speaking out on behalf  of ‘whom it may concern’, and encourages the Collective to speak out and free up hidden stuff – we’re all in this together, it’s a societal phenomenon.
Her SATURN / MOON in GEMINI also got activated just in the last months – must voice and question on behalf of (mostly) women…

And that’s just the beginning of a major SCORPIO infusion:


We’re heading into a spooky (if you will), Astro Archetype line-up in SCO that’ll reach us deeply to evoke change from within, and has us process deep, otherwise covered themes:
  • The MOON will enter SCO (in her monthly cycle) on 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 and new empowerment to what’s ready to transform. There’s a huge transformational boost round Oct 26, when the SUN meets mighty JUPITER in SCO! (Also the day of MOON / PLUTO – ruler of SCO).
  • 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. Don’t get too absorbed in a ‘magical mystery black hole’, too many vampire movies, crime scenes, and personal power games (VENUS will go into conjunction with JUPITER on Nov 13, and into trine with NEPTUNE in PISCES on Nov 16).
  • 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?

 

Stay tuned for the end-of-LIBRA New Moon (Oct 19) Astro~News! 

 

 

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?

You can find out more about the Deep Dive Sessions at my FB Page Event.
If you’re new to my services I welcome you to get in touch before booking, if you have preliminary questions, and to get to know each other a bit before we ‘dive in’.

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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