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* LEO – AQ Full Moon / Penumbral North Node Lunar Eclipse next to Regulus (on the VIR / LEO ‘Sphinx Point’) on Feb 10: Serving Humanity with Self Awareness, and from Our Loving Heart ♥

10 Feb

The YIN FIRE Rooster / PHOENIX has risen, with the Chinese New Year / AQ New Moon (Jan 27 / 28)!

And more fierce & fiery energy is building, across the board now – nothing boring!

  • Are you coming out of ‘hibernation’ (perhaps from a phase longer than ‘just’ the Winter)?
  • What in you is ‘rising from the ‘dead’ and from the ‘ashes’? Or even erupting? 
  • Can you feel the surge of energy, and fiery spirit building? Upset, angry, explosive?
  • Bursting open, to express yourself more authentically and freely than in a long time?! 

Out with the old and told, in with the fresh and new!

As I’m writing to you I let Palo Santo wood incense burn, and clear the energy field. Was called to do this, and felt instant calming and purifying of what was disturbing before, from being affected by a neighbour’s disruptive noise. Very LEO / VIR – PI / AQ. Sacred ceremony in my ‘temple’ while living together in a shared environment.

 

Heart Lava, Kilauea. Photo by B. Lewis

Heart Lava, Kilauea. Photo by B. Lewis

 

The FIRE Element and Energy show up in many ways now – quite strikingly for the phase from the penumbral Lunar Eclipse in fiery LEO to the ‘Ring of Fire’ Annular Solar Eclipse, and throughout March!

Calling us to bring our authentic, free, passionate, knowing Heart-Spirit forward, and into action!
Several Hot Spots… Follow the Spirit!

* FIRE on the RISE * 7-fold Line-up in the chart:

 

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  • Feb 10: Full Moon / Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on the VIR / LEO cusp next to the brightest star in LEO, Regulus: Serving Humanity with our Loving Heart!
  • Feb 13: LILITH crosses over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO into SAG – The Transformed Feminine is Rising & Taking Flight! Call of the Wild and Free (see blog post – come to the ‘Wildshop’ on the DAY of the Transition, Feb 13. if ‘she’ calls you!).
  • MARS is in its own ‘warrior domain’ ARIES now (since the New Moon on Jan 27, until March 9). Time to get started and go for it (esp. where ARIES is in our chart.).
  • VENUS, now also in ARIES (since Feb 3 until – June 6, due to retro phase in March / April) helps us to attract through rawness and courage.
  • Hot Spot 1:
    VENUS & MARS dance very closely together in ARIES (you can see them in the evening sky – VENUS is the brilliant ‘Evening Star’, and orangey MARS to ‘her’ left, from Earth perspective), all throughout February, while (usually faster) VENUS, instead of passing MARS, is slowing down soon, to ‘back off’, for her retro ‘underworld’ journey, from March 4 – Apr 15. What are we passionate about and ready to set in motion? And how does that line up with our authentic nature?
  • Hot Spot 2:
    SATURN will be mid Feb to mid May stationary (going retro on Apr 6) in the ‘Galactic Centre’ (26° – 28° SAG): When ‘nobody knows where we’re going’ ultimate inner Heart-knowing guides us on the path.
  • Hot Spot 3:
    Very fiery days from Feb 22 – 27: MARS in ARIES will exactly square PLUTO in CAP, join up with URANUS in ARIES (every 2 years only), and oppose JUPITER retro in LIBRA – re-activating the epic URANUS – PLUTO Square (was exact 7 times between 2012 – 2015). The charge is building throughout Feb – catalyzed by the Eclipses, and its effects extend into March. Uprising for Change. Accelerated inner Liberation and Transformation!
    Special blog post to come, for this ‘happening’.

 

Lunar Eclipse Penumbral

Eclipse season this month of February (twice a year, a pair of Eclipses occurs)!

Remember the last Solar and Lunar Eclipses in Sept 2016 in VIR / PI (they were ‘kickers’, with Mercury retro in VIR, and NEPTUNE / CHIRON in PI ‘attached’, PLUTO stat., and SATURN square NEPTUNE!)?

Eclipses 101:

  • Eclipses occur when a New Moon and Full Moon are close to the Nodal Axis which is presently in PI – VIR. The closer the more likely a Total Eclipse.
  • Eclipses come twice a year, and in pairs. When there’s a New Moon close to the Nodal Axis, say, in PI (Feb 26), the Full Moon before (Feb 10) or after is closest to the Nodal Axis, hence an Eclipse too. The previous pair was on Sept 1 (New Moon / Solar Eclipse in VIR), and 16 (Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse in PI – VIR).
  • Eclipses are at the same position in the Zodiac every 19 years:
    Feb 26, 1998 was a Solar Eclipse in early PI. March 13, 1998 a Lunar Eclipse in VIR – PI.
    Feb 26, 2017 will be a Solar Eclipse in early PI. Today Feb 10, 2017 is a Lunar Eclipse in LEO / VIR – AQ / PI.
    So you might want to review where you were at 19 years ago, esp. if you have your SUN, MOON, Planets, or even Nodes in early VIR – PI.
  • The effect of the Eclipses extends for more than ‘just’ a lunar month phase, rather 2 – 3 months, some say it’s a chain from Eclipse ‘season’ (last one in Sept 2016) to Eclipse season…
  • Eclipses are a RE-set, like rebooting your computer, after a temporary turning off of the energy (here: of the MOON). In other words, a RE-generation of Feminine energies, after a ‘darkening’.
    Resonant with this theme are two other Astro happenings:
    LILITH will on Feb 13 shift out of deep, dark SCO, and uplift into SAG (see feature below, in Astro~Weather). VENUS is about to go retro ‘into the underworld’ in March / April, for ‘her’ regeneration.
  • A penumbral Lunar Eclipse like the one today happens when the MOON moves through the outer part of the Earth’s shadow – an ‘imperfect alignment (interesting VIR theme, with the Eclipse on the LEO / VIR cusp). 

 

The Eclipse might be faint in visual effect but it’s quite significant astrologically, since it’s so close to REGULUS, the ‘Heart of the Lion’, and brightest star in LEO!

LEO Constellation, with Regulus, the Heart of the Lion,

LEO Constellation, with Regulus, the Heart of the Lion

According to Earthsky, “A series of monthly lunar occultations of Regulus started on December 18, 2016, and will continue to take place until the series’ conclusion on April 24, 2018.”

This is very relevant for the U.S. and their current president whose MARS / AC is at the end of LEO.
The Fixed Star REGULUS has the following traditional connotations.
Here’s an extensive description of Regulus –  the LEO constellation drawing above is from that page.

Clearly, on the LEO / VIR transition the theme is: The King / Queen is the first servant of the state (Frederick the Great coined this term) – rather than ‘stuck in LEO mode’ a la “L’Etat c’est moi!” – possibly by the ‘Sun King’ Roi Soleil Louis XIV), of course. The current U.S. president is under scrutiny in this regard. Some parallels with Louis XIV occurred to me…

 

Sphinx on the Giza Plateau – Photo by Melanie, Egypt Journey with my AQ Friend Marina, Nov 2010…

Sphinx on the Giza Plateau – Photo by Melanie, Egypt Journey with my AQ Friend Marina, Nov 2010…

… interesting that there is even a 3D ‘pyramid shape’ slightly hidden in the Full Moon chart, with URANUS / MC as the apex – can you see it?

The LEO / VIR transition, as addressed many times on this ‘channel’ is also known as the ‘Sphinx Point’, or Self Awareness Point in the Zodiac.

Here, the vibrant, self radiant, self enamoured LEO energy reflects on itself and becomes aware of who s/he is. And what s/he can do for others.

The ‘Sphinx Point’ is an initiation from ‘being chosen’, ‘being special’, ‘being privileged’, ‘being king / queen / prince / princess’ to becoming a Priest/ess, to offering sacred service. A transition from the ‘palace’ to the ‘temple’.

If you have Planets, SUN, MOON, Nodes on the ‘Sphinx Point’ their Archetypes guide you through this initiation to being of service.

It has to start with self reflection and self awareness “Who am I?”  from which follows a notion to extend ourselves to others: “What can we do for others?” “How can we be of service?”.

 

The Eclipse is a ‘RE-SET’ of the theme on the Sphinx Point.

Since it’s an ECLIPSE of the MOON, by the Earth Shadow which causes the temporary darkening, literally Mother Earth – on the AQ – PI side of the MOON provokes and evokes a ‘RE-SET’ of WE The People, The Climate & The Planet. That’s where Collective Interconnectivity come in (AQ – PI). We’re all in this together! A movement is obviously already kindled and happening in the U.S.
In our personal lives, and starting from # 1, the Eclipse calls us to be in touch with our loving and creative Heart (LEO / REGULUS), love and understand ourselves, be in integrity, and be there for others, from a place that gives us most joy.

This Eclipse with the FULL MOON in LEO is a ‘precursor’ for the Lunar Nodes shifting into LEO / AQ from Apr 29 on:
Loving Heart creations and showing ourselves more fully are the incentives, vs. just ‘watching the show’ (AQ South Node).

 

On that note, the present South Node on the PI / AQ cusp asks us to let go of excessive, draining ‘overwhelm’ that makes us passive, or even: addicted (since it’s not the ‘real thing’ of being actually connected – PI needs to be connected, and can turn into addictions as a compensation… yet it’s never ‘enough’). Reminds me of omnipresent media ‘flood’ nowadays… Definitely healthy to take a break, do our own ‘thing, and practice that grounds us and brings us back into alignment (VIR North Node).

 

Lunar South Node Glyph

Lunar South Node Glyph

Lunar North Node Glyph

Lunar North Node Glyph

The Nodal axis invites us to balance both ‘poles’ in a healthy way, starting with ‘breathing in’ beneficial energies on the VIR / LEO side:

Gaining a better understanding of ourselves, and loving ourselves for who we ARE. From there connecting with others, friends, groups, humanity, or even an ‘anonymous crowd’ that carries an energy we support or that carries us. If we ‘pick up’ energies from the ‘field’ it’s good to do some clearing and release – just as a regular practice. These energies are collective, and for some reason of resonance or empathy we tap in and absorb them. Maybe they evoke compassion in us – beautiful! Maybe that prompts us to do something for others, and connect. Otherwise, releasing the ‘random’ vibes is definitely cool too. Nature is wonderful for this.

 

Brief Review of the Lunar Nodes / Eclipses in VIR – PI, from Fall 2015 until Spring 2017:

Now we’re coming to the last pair of Eclipses where VIRGO and PISCES are involved, as the Nodal Axis is shifting back (always going retro) into LEO / AQ, on April 29.

The Lunar Nodes have been in VIR / PI since Oct 2015.
Key event at the time: Syrian Refugee ‘Crisis’. Waves of war traumatized families and individuals escaped in despair, ‘stranded’ on Greek shores, and arrived in Central Europe, after the long, arduous trek (SATURN had just re-entered SAG then too). Question was: How can they be helped? North Node in VIR.  
More chaos and overwhelm (PI) followed, also due to more and more recognition how the world and humanity is interdependent. What happens to a ‘part’ of the system can affect everything and everybody, environmentally, geopolitically, economically, on all levels. Butterfly effects… and then there’s the world of social media where posts go ‘viral’.
From a Quantum and Spiritual perspective there IS only ONE (field) here.  
The PI side made us quite vulnerable too (CHIRON in PI), yet Being in the Love, and staying connected is also the healing agent and medicine.

The VIR side has shown us how we as individuals (even if that is ultimately an illusion) can and must become aware of what’s going on, continue to do the good work, help others, and bring ourselves back into alignment by doing our health / wellness practice.

 

The Solar Eclipse in early PI on Feb 26 will be a ‘Ring of Fire’ Annular Eclipse where the MOON doesn’t quite cover the Solar disk, creating a fiery ‘Ring’ effect.

More about the Solar Eclipse in a timely Astro~News blog post for it!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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* LI – AR FULL MOON / Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (March 23) * Fresh RE-Alignment and Synergy *

23 Mar

How has the journey with the massive, oceanic, CHIRONIC Total Solar Eclipse in PISCES been for you???

We’re still in it’s wave, of course, since Eclipse effects extent over 1 – 2 months (depending on intensity and one’s own activation). Plus, there is still a lot of planetary energy in PISCES, gradually moving over to ARIES – Spring in Becoming.
So let’s take it easy with the washing out of old vibrations – maybe even residues of the whole PISCES Age era, and our own or ‘inherited’ loyalty to / conditioning by it.

How have you been ‘entangled’ in (unevolved) PISCEAN paradigms (co-dependency of victim – perpetrator / persecutor – saviour; martyrdom; various addictions)?

The Total Solar Eclipse brought consciousness to it, and it shows us it’s time to release those bonds in ‘the old kingdom’. Catalysts may have shown up, to support the process, and helping us to release Piscean entanglement, addiction, and other compensations of our yearning for Oneness, and re-open from the Heart of compassion.

The SPRING EQUINOX 2016 (exact last weekend) – also representative of the balance of Solar / Day and Lunar / Night realms – has bridged the Eclipses. A potent time of New Beginnings.

Now, the focus is on the MOON – with an invitation to find synergies and new ‘right relatedness’ that is more in alignment with evolution, and work better for us.

Yes, Eclipses come in pairs, and we’ve been building up to the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse over the last weeks.

The LI – AR EQUINOX FULL MOON Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, exact today March 23 at 4:47 am PDT will be visible (Moon will be faint) over the Americas, Pacific, and Asia, see http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2016-march-23.

In the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, the EARTH, almost exactly positioned between SUN and MOON, casts a partial shadow on the MOON.  

Sooo, wanna take a chance on an early morning date with the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse?
Theoretically, we could see ‘her’ darkened by the Earth shadow this morning – but very subtle.

“The penumbral Eclipse will last for 4 hours and 15 minutes Wednesday, but it may be noticeable for only a few minutes around 7:47 a.m. EDT (1147 GMT), the time of greatest Eclipse”.

More info here: http://www.space.com/32329-penumbral-lunar-eclipse-expectations-march-2016.html

 

Lunar Eclipse Penumbral

Energetically, we’ve been in the LUNAR ECLIPSE wave since  Monday evening, when the MOON and JUPITER and the North Node of the MOON all united in VIRGO, where fresh re-alignment energy comes in, to be embraced and integrated.

Did you get a chance to SEE MOON and JUPITER (above the MOON in the Ecliptic)? I stepped out round midnight, and there they were, magically ‘hanging out’ together, and blessing our earthly journey. Our Body is a Temple. The Earth is Sacred.

 

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Spring Reflections – Photo by Melanie, March 2016

 

The MOON entered LIBRA this evening (10:23 pm PDT) (tonight / tomorrow morning if you are further east), for the FULL MOON (opposition to the ARIES SUN) at 5:01 am PDT, 14 min. after the exact Eclipse.

The whole field from late VIR / early LI, and mid / late PI / early AR gets ‘highlighted’, or rather temporarily dimmed and re-set by the Eclipse and FULL MOON.

Of course, this LUNAR Eclipse is also linked to the Total Lunar Eclipse we experienced 6 months ago, on Sept 27, 2015. Then fully in LI – AR.

Has something round Autonomy (AR) – Partnership / Negotiation / Balance (LI) come up for you again, for integration?

You can get the Astro picture of the FULL MOON / Eclipse in the chart below. Interesting dynamic for sure. Lots of ‘moving parts’.

So here we are, maybe nervous, anxious and problem ridden (lower VIRGO MOON vibrations), or having found the ‘sweet spot’ of ‘perfect balance’ (VIR – LIBRA) which I’d suggest comes from inner wholeness and ‘vertical’ alignment with higher self (VIR), from which peace results.

 

Let’s look at the ‘evi-dance’, i.o.w. the chart of the FULL MOON this morning, at 5:01 am PDT, just after the Penumbral LUNAR ECLIPSE at 4:47 am PDT: What’s UP?

 

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A double cuspy-polarity, with

  • NEPTUNE / VENUS, Lunar South Node / CHIRON in PI, and the SUN / MERCURY in early AR (whoa, that’s 5 heavenly bodies and the Node!), and even URANUS not far.
  • JUPITER / Lunar North Node in VIR, and the MOON in early LI on the other side of Planet EARTH.

 

In the chart, you can see that the VIR – PI polarity, reaching over to the Eclipse axis, forms a T-Square to SATURN in mid SAG, next to MARS.

SATURN, the apex (outlet point) of the Eclipse is a main Archetype player here, also since it is about to go retro, on Fri March 23, hence a ‘stationary’ (moving very slowly, ready for the ‘U-turn) focal point anyway this month.

So it’s a lot about this mutable T-square, also since the Nodes (that are linked to the Eclipses) are in mutable PI (South Node) and VIR (North Node), since Oct 2015 and until May 2017.

The PI side might feel quite overwhelmed and helpless, as everything is coming together in a big ‘chaotic soup’ (showing us: all IS connected). ARIES after PI can be the ‘survivor’ and hero/ine, getting one’s ‘head out of the water’. And yes, many people on this planet are in such survival mode nowadays. Thinking of refugees especially.

In our relatively safe and comfortable environment, we can feel energetically overwhelmed by the ‘confluence of influences’, waves and streams…, esp. via the (also PI ruled) media, but also internally, as so much is being washed up nowadays, to be seen as connected. How can the overwhelm simply, like an outbreath, be dropped and released – in Love?

Fresh Newness, and Radical Now-ness in What-Is can arise from there.

The VIR / LI invitation (Lunar North Node with JUPITER in VIR) is about humility, practicality, and integrity which brings supportive energy to the situation. So if there is something concrete that can be done, to take care of a situation and bring things into flow and connectivity again, go ahead.

To be of service and to ask for help can be the magic keys.

You might have already experienced examples of this dynamic.

 

Where is the Eclipse Axis playing with you (Planets, Houses), and helping you with Re-Alignment and Synergy?

 

Always good to recognize what’s UP and act in accordance to the cosmic flow.

The inner voice knows of course. We just often override it, unfortunately, via ego, conditioning, you name it. As shown by SATURN (stationary) in mid SAG in T-square with the Eclipse axis.

A good challenge to learn:

  • Where is the path? What guides us and makes sense?
  • What prevents us from, and what supports us in aiming, speaking, and acting from the Heart?

 

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During the Eclipse Season we are ‘caught’ in a T-square to SATURN, now stationary in SAG, exactly between the VIR and PI placements which are still very prominent.

Plus, this FRI March 25, SATURN will go retro (once a year SATURN goes retro for 4 ½ months), which means, SATURN is already making a slooowww turnaround throughout March, and appears from Earth perspective as a ‘stationary’ focal point of energy.

SATURN in mid SAG makes it painful to hold on to old limiting and judgmental narratives, beliefs, dogma, authorities that pretend to ‘know better’, and to separation from what’s ‘foreign’ and ‘unknown’. The Heart of our true nature knows, and the March Eclipses help catalyze that awareness. Coming from the Heart of awareness re-moves the obstacles, and clears the path. We can see more clearly, and move with Oneness.

Bottom line: Staying ‘on course’ and not getting ‘overshadowed’ by emotional responses, based on old (unmet?) needs can be a challenge, and show us how the ego is ‘survival’ / fight / flight (PI to early AR) conditioned.

How can we convert and ‘upcycle’ this energy into being freshly ALIVE and PRESENT in the Heart and in the NOW, Balanced with What-IS?

This might be a good place to say in general:
My work with clients and groups and in my inner journey, esp. in the grand Evolution / Revolution of humanity over the last years, is showing me more and more how the astrological map and its activation shows potential yet also old conditioning that is coming up now for release, so that we can dwell in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’, rather than ‘going round and round’.

Hence I understand my service as supporting your Transformational and Liberating Journey, by identifying, honouring, and helping to bring your themes to a higher level of experience where you can witness and release them.

We are being RE-aligned, RE-balanced, and RE-birthed.

Welcoming the reNEWed YOU!

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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