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MERCURY in LIBRA (Sept 21 – Oct 9) – Peace of Mind / Mind of Peace

21 Sep

All orga-nice-d?

…as the VIRGO season and MERCURY in late (double) VIR just connected (on Sept 20) with the SUN, before moving into fine & fair LIBRA this evening – the SUN to follow – FALL EQUINOX is tomorrow evening, Sept 22.
Maybe you – like myself – used these last Summer days and MERCURY in late VIR for an inventory in your work world / space and household. What works best logistically and is well designed?

I call the VIR – LI cusp (where MERCURY and the SUN align) the ‘Design Point’ – where functionality and beauty / health and harmony meet. One could also call it ‘Feng Shui Point’ 🙂

This MERCURY / SUN union (a.k.a. ‘superior conjunction’) is furthest away from / exactly in-between MERCURY retro phases (the last one was July 25 – Aug 18, the next one will be Nov 16 – Dec 6).
I.o.w., MERCURY is moving the fastest now, and is the shortest time in a sign it can be – in LIBRA only for 2 1/2 weeks, until Oct 9.

“Hmmm, we could use more of the peaceful and balanced LIBRAn energy for MERCURY….” – you might say. Well, here’s the window – and it’s probably perfectly aligned the way it is (the Universe knows what it’s doing, ha-ha)…

With such an ‘un-retro MERCURY’, the mental sphere is now quite clear and great for planning, organizing, and: for mindfulness that generates Peace of Mind, and a ‘storm free’ Mind of Peace.

Happy to be the conveyor of such easy breezy MERCURY news… 🙂
Yet, as always, alignment matters – the Astro~Weather is a cosmic climate, an atmosphere.
It doesn’t create your experience, we’re co-creating with our perceptions (VIR) and choices (LI). 
YES, choices – a LIBRAn theme!

Have you checked out which choices are in alignment (VIR) for you, healthy, working well under MERCURY in late VIR over the last week? Whichever criteria you have on your check list…
Don’t be too picky & perfectionist though – that can turn into an energy that’s fault finding and nothing’s ever good enough, everything turns into a problem – which lends itself even more to paralyzing fence sitting as a consequence….
Again, witnessing, noticing what’s going on in the mind / awareness / mindfulness come handy….
With SUN / MERCURY now so strong, the always important reminder:
You are not the mind, it serves the Self.
HA, some screen / online pause / fast can help….

 

Johfra Bosschart: LIBRA, with abundant esoteric symbolism. 

 

Ready for MERCURY in LIBRA?

How about dedicating this phase (Sept 21 – Oct 9) to:

  • Making wise, well informed choices.
  • Being aware where we could involve others more into our choices (being informed / supported by friends / counsel), and where we almost let them chose for us, or make our choices dependent on them…. that can turn into a strategic chess game – not so great.
    Where’s the happy medium / sweet spot?
  • Cultivating practices that bring us balance:
    Where have your mental activities / involvement become imbalanced?
    Let me guess: Perhaps too much screen time and virtual communication, not enough face-to-face (a LIBRAn theme) communication with others?
    See what they mirror to you, and how you groove with each other like in a dance!
    Maybe it’s time to bring more social and cultural activities and mental stimuli into your life? LIBRAn times end of Sept to end of Oct are always great anyway for new social endeavours – maybe literally dancing – which IS good for the brain and mind….
  • Cultivating peace – which starts in the mind:
    Where are you divided / taking sides / being allies, and argue back and forth in your mind or with others, while the truth is in the middle? How can the opposites be married?

    What would be a thought and statement that brings peace to this…. situation?
  • Surrounding yourself with, and walk in harmony:
    What does harmony mean to you? Which environments provide that for you? What’s a good match that creates harmony in you?
  • Speaking / corresponding with your loved ones about important matters.
    What’s the ‘contract’ between you (a formal agreement, or the soul contract)?
    What does it take to keep the dynamics between you balanced? This can be a good time to bring it up in conversation – in a considerate yet clear way that aims for win-win.

 

If you have any placements in (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets) in LIBRA…
…their themes will more likely be on your mind:

Maybe engaging with what these Archetypes / sides in you stand for will bring you balance.

And for all of us: Which House/s are LIBRAn in your chart?
With MERCURY sailing through: How can you be in balance and harmony in those areas?

 

What else in the Heavens-as-on-Earth is going on while MERCURY is in LIBRA, and supports / requires Peace of Mind?
Quite a few important heavenly alignments in the next 2 1/2 weeks:

  • FALL EQUINOX on Sept 22:
    Nature teaches perfect harmony of the Realm of the SUN and the Realm of the MOON.
  • AR-LI FULL MOON on Sept 24 – the Harvest Moon:
    Bringing our authentic nature into relationship and cooperation.
  • CHIRON retro re-enters PI (until Feb 18, 2019):
    Medicine of Flow and Connectedness.
  • PLUTO in CAP goes direct (Sept 30):
    Where do you give power away – maybe for the sake of ‘peace’?
    How can  you find your peaceful and calm core / hub of the wheel?
  • VENUS goes retro (from SCO to LI) Oct 5 – Nov 16:
    Finding our intrinsic value beyond relational bonds that keep us (co)dependent.
  • LIBRA NEW MOON on Oct 8:
    A new beginning for being in balance and right relationship.

 

Highlights of the dance between MERCURY in LIBRA and other Planets:

Sept 20:
SUN / MERCURY conj. (in late, late VIR).
All orga-nice’d? Perfect alignment.

Sept 21:
MERCURY enters LI, and goes opp. CHIRON retro in AR.
Peaceful, engaging, yet authentic communication.

Sept 23:
MERCURY in LI  squares SATURN stationary in CAP.
Cut-off / critical day for making important choices / decisions.
MERCURY in LI trine MARS in AQ.
….with a little help from your friends / groups / community.

Sept 30:
MERCURY in LI quincunx NEPTUNE retro in PI.
No need to get confused and overwhelmed. Chill out, do Yoga, listen to music, and see how your mind gets re-balanced.

Oct 2:
Uhhh – MERCURY in LI square PLUTO stationary (just turned direct on Sept 30) in CAP.
Power to Change – naaaah, not your mind. 🙂 – and communicate from a deep place (also a practice for MERCURY in SCO, ruled by PLUTO).

Oct 9:
MERCURY in LI quincunx CHIRON retro – from Sept 25 on back in PI.
Find your Medicine of flow and ease and move with it – sounds like dancing. Apply it to the mind.
MERCURY enters SCO (until Oct 30, and again Dec 1 – 12).
Let the Magic begin.

 

Blessings of Peace, Harmony, and Balance
for MERCURY in LIBRA, this Season! ❤

 

Would you like to explore the FALL 2018 Astro Weather, in a circle, and as it shows up in YOUR life? 
Come join us in the Fall 2018 Astro Parlour, next TUE SEPT 25!
Here is the FB Event. 
In person / online participation possible.

 

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 being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

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Week of 5 Festivals – May there Be Peace on Earth! May it Begin Within!

19 Sep

What a transition week from Summer to Fall!!!
Let’s ground out what’s wound up!

FIVE Festivals from Sept 19 / 20 to 22!

Interesting, quite telling sequence. No ‘accident’.

Sept 19 / 20
The late VIRGO New Moon at 27°27′

Nice alignment in symmetry, very apropos late VIR.
The Harvest of Summer is IN, and being put on the scales of LIBRA.
… as the daylight and night time are equal now, and the nights are getting longer than the days.
How can we be in ‘Perfect Balance’ (impossible ‘on the outside’ where Life is always a dynamic balancing act)?
I’d rather suggest: Let’s do the work, and do the practice (which by the way IS perfect 🙂 ) that brings balance, harmony, and good relations into our life and into the world!

Please find a separate blog post for the VIRGO New Moon. SO much in it…

 

Sept 21
International Day of Peace
PEACE is ever so important NOW.

In Astrology, the importance of PEACE is ever so emphasized now too, with the biggest bodies in the Solar System book-ending LIBRA end of Sept / early Oct! 

On Friday Sept 22, the SUN will move into LIBRA where symmetry, balance, negotiation, right relationship, and PEACE are big themes.
On Oct 10, JUPITER will leave LIBRA where it has resided since Sept 9, 2016 – to show and actually magnify for us how important wise choices, good relationships, synergy, balance, and ultimately: PEACE are.

To inaugurate the International Day of Peace, the United Nations Peace Bell is rung at UN Headquarters (in New York City). The bell is cast from coins donated by children from all continents except Africa, and was a gift from the United Nations Association of Japan, as “a reminder of the human cost of war”; the inscription on its side reads, “Long live absolute world peace”.

Which makes me wonder… absolute is another ideal of perfection, removed from human reality and provokes to be challenged. So I’d take the a word out, and would say more humbly:
May there be Peace on Earth. And may it Begin Within.
And:
United We = Humanity Stand (and divided we fall).
Speaking of United Nations, States, countries, and any group.

I was hesitant for a moment to use this quote because it’s been ironically abused so often to bring people together against another group!
May this one, and many other manipulative and destructive endeavours shall be unmasked and transformed, as JUPITER goes into SCORPIO (on Oct 10)!

 

As well, this year on Sept 21:
Rosh Hashannah – The Jewish New Year

Shalom – Peace


Rosh Hashannah is also a Day of Judgment… (whoa, check out the Wiki description)

It actually begins at sundown on Sept 20, and goes until nightfall on Sept 22.
With many religious observances for the Jewish practitioners.
The Jewish New Year follows a lunar calendar.

I’m always interested in the origin of things 🙂 which gives a clue of its simple essence that might have gotten lots of complex overtones.
This is what Wiki says:
“The earliest origins of the Hebrew New Year are connected to the beginning of the economic year in the agricultural societies of the ancient Near East. The New Year was the beginning of the cycle of sowing, growth, and harvest, the latter marked by its own set of major agricultural festivals. The Semites in general set the beginning of the new year in autumn, while other ancient civilizations such as the Persians or Greeks chose Spring for that purpose, in both cases the primary reason being agricultural – the time of sowing the seed and of bringing in the harvest.”

In that sense, it also connects with the theme we have end of VIRGO / early LIBRA:

VIRGO Harvest Time turning into LIBRA’s weighing / balancing / negotiating – fair market exchange, and relationships, also Harvest Festivals where people come together to celebrate as the work is done, after hopefully a fruitful harvest.
Makes me think of the origin of the Oktoberfest too (my family origin turf – my dad was from Munich, and I grew up in Bavaria).

Good to ground out all these otherwise very abstract and often religiously abused concepts of Power over, instead of the Power of Nature and her cycles of the year….

 

And, also this year on Sept 21:
Muharram – the Islamic New Year

Co-existence under the Star (of David) and the (Islamic) Moon

It actually begins in the evening of Sept 21, and ends in the evening of Sept 22.
The Islamic festivals also follow a lunar calendar.
With the sighting of the new moon the Islamic New Year is ushered in. The first month, Muharram, is one of the four sacred months that Allah has mentioned in the Quran: Muharram, Rajab, Dhu al-Qi’dah, and Dhu al-Hijjah. Even before Islam came, Quraish and Arabs as a whole knew the sanctity of the months and were forbidden to wage wars on those months.

It’s strikingly coincidental that this year both the Jewish and the Islamic New Year fall on the International Day of Peace!!!
YES!
Let there be PEACE on EARTH!
Starts here. You are here. We are here to…

 

 

Sept 22:
Fall Equinox / Mabon – Perfect Balance

On the ‘symmetrical date’, at 1:02 pm PDT / 3:02 pm EDT / 9:02 pm GDT, the SUN will enter LIBRA.

 

Sydney Beach Circle

Amazing Sand Art by Jim Denevan, in Sydney AUS

 

Balance – Balance – Balance…

… is a big theme, not only at this seasonal time of year, and also for what’s been shown for a YEAR, with JUPITER in LIBRA (since Sept 9, 2016) coming to fruition now (JUPITER will enter SCO on Oct 10):

 

Let’s hold space, and find inner Balance, these times when it is more than ever required.

Wise choices result.

This year on FRI  Sept 22 at 1:02 pm PDT, the SUN crosses from VIRGO to LIBRA, the sacred point where ‘Perfect Balance’ resides:

On Sept 22 and 23, the days and nights are exactly equally long in the Northern and Southern hemisphere, as the SUN is exactly above the Equator!
Equi-nox literally means in Latin: Equal night.

Here’s a nice simple and clear astronomical illustration

 

Here is the chart of the FALL EQUINOX, as seen from Victoria BC.

Since it’ll be 1:02 pm PDT / 12:02 pm PST – that’s 2 min after exact noon, the SUN will be exactly overhead here on the West Coast, pointing at the Celestial Equator.
For some reason, my computer program gave me 1:05 pm PDT – 3 min later.

 

 

In the chart you also find:

PLUTO retro stationing in mid-CAP – to go direct / forward on Sept 28 – another still-point, to regenerate in simplicity, and listen to the wisdom of the BODY (the Sabian Symbol will tell us about it – blog post to come).

And MARS in VIR approaching opposition with NEPTUNE retro in PI (exact on Sept 24):
All the hustle around getting things straight and organized – can you release and let it go? Or, to build the bridge from VIR to PI: go with the flow, allow things to come together, and do your part.
Spiritual practice helps, and brings us (back) into Balance. Perhaps a new commitment to it, after the VIRGO New Moon and Equinox?

 

With the FALL EQUINOX, we are moving from the ‘Realm of the Sun’ – Spring and Summer in the Northern hemisphere when day light is longer than the night time, to the ‘Realm of the Moon’ – Fall and Winter, when night hours are longer than day light.

 

celticwheeloftheyear

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Mabon – Fall Equinox – related to the West.

On this sacred Balance Point, we are celebrating one of the Four Solar Turning Points of the Year: Autumnal Equinox, a.k.a. Mabon.

In the Medicine Wheel it is related to the West, the place of the Setting Sun.

Which corresponds with LIBRA in the Zodiac, the energy we are moving into now with the Fall Equinox: LIBRA rules in the horoscope the 7th house above the Western horizon – the astrological field related to one-on-one relationships with significant others in our lives.

 

In the Southern hemisphere, SPRING returns.

Happy Spring Equinox, dear friends in the Southern Lands of Planet Earth!

 

Would you like to explore the FALL 2017 Astro Weather, in a circle, and as it shows up in YOUR life? 
Come join us in the Fall 2017 Astro Parlour, next Tue Sept 26!
Here is the FB Event. All welcome, and online participation possible.

 

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 being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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.

 

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

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

 

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
In a world of online offers, our intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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