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PISCES New Moon (March 6) with NEPTUNE & MERCURY Retro: Relax, Reconnect, Receive!

5 Mar

Cosmic Greetings, dear Astro~News Friend!

Neptune Rules Pisces
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

Tomorrow’s NEW MOON in mid-PISCES (with a SCO undertone), comes in close Union with NEPTUNE – to be seen together in the chart below…

Ultimate Fluidity – all about Connection…
Oneness Consciousness and  L~O~V~E transform.


Let’s embrace & be embraced by this PISCES NEW MOON – the last of the astrological cycle, before Spring Equinox (on March 20)!
Let’s relax, connect with (in!) the unifying field, and receive the gently transforming vibes and waves that are always offered!

MERCURY, now freshly retro (as of today, March 5, until March 28) agrees: Let the mind be at ease – and see how easy things can BE!

In Hindu tradition it’s the New Moon that comes after Maha Shivaratri – Union with the Formless.


In the meantime (on Feb 18), CHIRON has emerged from PISCES (where it’s been since 2010 / 2011), supporting us in letting go of multi-layered interdependent wounds that were interwoven with the collective – and even of ‘healing journeys’.
To be ‘newborn’ in ARIES where the Medicine is about Showing Up in our Authentic Self. CHIRON will be in ARIES until 2027 – but the Time is NOW.


Another big shift of 2019 will happen – tomorrow, ‘delivered’ by the PISCES New Moon:
URANUS – Archetype of the Awakener – left ARIES (there since 2011!), and enters TAURUS: Wake UP, Earthlings, and Embody Freedom!

 

 

Let’s take a look at the PISCES NEW MOON ‘birth’ chart:

The PISCES NEW MOON will be exact at 8:04 am PST tomorrow March 6. 

 

 

  • SUN-MOON-NEPTUNE fused together in mid-PISCES (not even a degree apart – both the monthly passage of the MOON and the yearly ‘passage’ of the SUN ‘over’ NEPTUNE will happen tomorrow after the New Moon.
    Mid-PISCES has a SCORPIO undertone – so, we’re going through layers and waves of emotions to come to the core where from transformation comes.
    Let it BE, says NEPTUNE.
    A ‘NEPTUNE New MOON’ or even ‘New NEPTUNE’ in PISCES…

 

  • …just as CHIRON has (on Feb 18) left PISCES where it’s been in the last 8 years, since March 11, 2011.
    Melting and ‘washing out’ not just the Winter in the Northern Hemisphere, but also Wounds of the Collective that have ripple effects and show up in all of us through our inter-connectedness.
    Time to allow the wounded, vulnerable, re-traumatize-able sides in us (often related to early wounds of abandonment and / or overwhelm / abuse / intrusion) to come up, and be re-connected in the Whole of our Being.
    Healthy Connectedness (NEPTUNE & PISCES) Heals.A golden opport-Unity to RE-view this decade:
    What has it shown you about Woundedness, Healing, Teaching?

    How have you embraced the Medicine from within, rather than escaping, drugging, numbing what wants to get your attention, teach and heal you?
    You might want to look back to when CHIRON in PI began (2010/11), which of your vulnerable and weak spots got triggered already and since then, which are still trigger-able, and where might those come from originally?

 

  • Every New Moon offers the closure of an old cycle, and the beginning of a new cycle.
    Maybe the NEW MOON with NEPTUNE in PISCES even tells us about vestiges of the PISCES Age era of collectivism fizzling out, making room for ever increasing AQ Age phenomena?Yes, we’re obviously already in the era of technology & accelerated innovation. And individualized technology has already broadly invaded in our lives and taken the place of collective experiences of the past…
    In my sense, one aspect of the ‘Zeitgeist’ of NEPTUNE (in its 165-year cycle) now in PISCES (2012 – 2026), after its AQ activation (1998 – 2012, with URANUS in AQ / PI at the time) is to show our transition out of the PISCES Age ( incl. dependency on / addictions – to technology…).

    The Ages overlap of course (just as the constellations AQ and PI overlap in the Zodiac). With NEPTUNE in PI (2012 – 2026) a transition time is on, while Humanity shows symptoms of PI-AQ.
    So, let’s stay (nep)tuned, yet consider, with MERCURY now freshly RETRO (also in PI), what of the mind’s stories are ‘old’ and just a re-flex, esp. in this Epimethean 1st half of M-r (until March 14).
    Let’s naturally, lovingly tune IN and connect – in ourselves, with each other, and in Life.

 

  • MERCURY freshly retro, at the very end of PISCES just slightly ‘off’ CHIRON are quite the focal point too. They’re the tiniest bit apart, yet on different sides of the ‘Emergence’ / Spring Equinox Point and moving away from each other (M-r back into PI and CHIRON forward in AR).
    A good time to re-connect – with people, places, and foremost, with our innermost Self, to notice how the mind and its stories and arguments are in the way…
    And with CHIRON freshly in ARIES to show up authentically (ha, maybe before we can think too much).

 

  • Big News, ‘delivered’ by the cosmic PISCES NEW MOON:
    Just 7 1/2 hrs before the exact New Moon, URANUS, Archetype of the Awakener & Paradigm Shifter changes Zodiac signs, from ARIES where it’s been since 2011(!) into TAURUS!
    Until Apr 26, 2026 (YES, for almost 7 years) that-IS!
    A first ‘teaser’ phase for URANUS on the cusp into TAURUS already happened last May 15 – Nov 6 when URANUS retreated back into ARIES over the Winter.

    Quite a cathartic and catalytic shift, helping us to set FREE what’s been held in / back for long:

    • Get UN-stuck & UN-settled!
    • Get UN-attached from what has ‘owned you’!
    • Set yourself FREE from stagnation, inertia, conventions, comfort traps, persistent habits that might have turned into addictions even!
    • Get FREE from fixations, and resistance-to-change.
    • Be fresh and re-invent yourself!
    • Disrupt too slow-moving processes / holding back, and surprise yourself with experimentation!

    Check out the URANUS into TAURUS blog article, to delve more deeply into this ‘Zeitgeist’ theme.

 

  • Then, there’s the YOD / Green Kite configuration (green elongated triangle, with a red central axis) now building over the next few weeks, and activated by the PISCES New MOON.
    Pointing to the Lunar North Node in late CANCER, from JUPITER in late SAG, and LILITH in late AQ.
    (reverse from the image to the left – pointing ‘downwards’ in the New Moon chart). 
    A ‘Celestial Pointer’ to the CANCER North Node themes of finding our Home in the world, with others, at places, and Homecoming, in ourselves and in the Universe (late CANCER has a PISCES undertone)…!
    ‘Fed by’ the deep knowing that Seeing the bigger, more spacious Picture is a huge Gift, and makes all the difference (JUPITER in late SAG).

    And: Our True Nature is FREE (LILITH in late AQ).

    The ‘polarity point’ to the Celestial Pointer (NN in CANCER) is a concentration of SATURN, PLUTO, and the Lunar South Node in late CAP. That’s where the ‘Old Empire Expires’. Yes, old societal structures, esp. hierarchical, controlling ones are changing while still trying to exert their power (PLUTO) yet are outdated and coming to an end while we’re called to not give authority away but own it (SATURN).

    So, as we’re not buying anymore into these ‘old matrixes’ with their ‘shoulds’, expectations, obligations, rules, ‘do it the hard way’ to get approval, etc. it’s easier to come home in ourselves and in the world, with gentleness and compassion (CANCER).

 

  • MARS in TAURUS (slow, steady, enjoyable movement and ‘pursuit’) agrees, and so does VENUS in AQ – in ‘mutual reception’ with URANUS (ruler of AQ) in TAU (ruled by VENUS) – enjoying and embodying FREEDOM.

 

Ahhh, felt called to bring in the 

Sabian Symbol for the New Moon (at 15°47′ PI)

(and also for NEPTUNE at 16°07′ PI for that matter) – voila!

“PISCES 16°: 
IN THE QUIET OF HIS STUDY A CREATIVE INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCES A FLOW OF INSPIRATION.

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot Card IX Hermit

KEYNOTE: Reliance upon one’s inner source of inspiration or guidance.

In this last scene (16 – 30° PI) of the great ritual of cyclic existence we are dealing with various aspects of the process that enables humans to “con-firm,” formulate and perpetuate the original creative impulse which has become self-actualized in a myriad of ways throughout the cycle, short or long as the cycle may be.
This first symbol strikes the keynote of truly significant creative processes: their source is above, beyond, but also around the individual creator. The inspiration, original and individual though it may be, is given a form which is conditioned by the cultural, social and religious background of the creative person.
In a sense, every genius merely records an answer to the needs of the time. The hands that write, play an instrument, or mold a plastic material are his / her own; the urge or drive back of the flow of inspiration has arisen in the vast collective mind of humanity.

This is the first of the seventieth series of five symbols. The individual aspect of the creative process is emphasized as is the individual’s need for concentration and at least inner quiet.
S/he must have faith in his /her own SUBJECTIVE STRENGTH.”

 

So apropos the NEPTUNIAN collective yet also inner/cosmic connection that the NEW MOON catalyzes.
Simultaneously reflecting the aspects of the South Node in CAP with SATURN / PLUTO (having been ‘in service to the old regime’), and the incentive of the North Node in CANCER to be originally creative – and naturally strong through that, as a biologically creative mother (CANCER) is.
The NEW MOON is the conception point – full circle…

 

Blessings for the ALL-Connective New Moon in PISCES with NEPTUNE!
Melanie

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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

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LIBRA New Moon (Oct 8, 2018) square PLUTO – Restructuring Right Relationships

7 Oct

Thanksgiving & ThanksLiving Blessings,
dear Astro~News Reader!

Here in Canada, it’s Thanksgiving weekend.
Yesterday, I joined together with a friend a ThanksLiving dinner (close to 300 people attended!) that the Vancouver Island Vegan Assoc. had organized. An all plant based potluck feast with a plethora of vegan contributions honouring right relationship with animals.
A First Nations Matriarch Elder spoke about gratitude for what Nature provides, for what we have, and about the  importance of sharing our gifts.
All very abundant and inspiring. Food for body & soul.

At this Harvest Season and perhaps Harvest Time of a larger cycle (considering SATURN presently in CAP), cultivating genuine gratitude for what is given, and for the results of / feedback for what we’ve put in ‘over the Spring and Summer’ is a good practice to generate contentment and inner harmony, or contemplation and awareness for how to correct our course.

In the U.S. it’s (for how much longer?) Columbus Day tomorrow Oct 8, and simultaneously since the early 1990’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day is being honoured as a counter-holiday.

 

Right Relationship?!


We’re in LIBRA season (since Sept 22 – Fall Equinox)!

JohfraBoschartLibra

LIBRA by Johfra Bosschart – with symbolism from various esoteric traditions

The LIBRA painting by Johfra Bosschart to the left symmetrically features SUN & MOON in the Infinity symbol (a # 8 on its side – the NM is on Oct 8).
Below them a scene from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, with deities Hathor and Thoth weighing the Heart of the deceased against the feather of Maat – ‘judgment’ of souls with mutually complementary wisdom / intellect / reason, and love / compassion.
Only if the Heart is as light as the feather may s/he move into the otherworld.
Both figures float in a cloud opening ‘generated’ by a yin-yang symbol, and below it two Assyrian sphinxes, male and female on masonic tiled floor with their right paws on a glass cube altar with LIBRA symbol out of which a Rose springs. Rosicrucian symbolism in the image….

 

Being in Right Relationship, starting with the Inner and Outer Feminine and Masculine, as well as Balance and Fairness are big issues for LIBRA.
LIBRA rules courtship and courts…

 

Have we ever seen a Hurricane effect around all this lately!

In the thriller around the Senators’ approval of a the new U.S. Supreme Court Justice(!) candidate B. K. – who faced allegations of sexual assaults under excessive alcohol influence in his university years, and in the face of his response / demeanor at the Senate hearings.
Whether he’d be qualified for this position, given how he showed up, and whether the 1-week speedy FBI investigation (that did not hear dozens of important witnesses who were presented, nor even the victim and accused perpetrator!) was manipulated – all this evoked a storm in the U.S. / North American if not world wide consciousness as well as in our personal and collective subconscious.
Many people who had been sexually abused – perhaps also decades ago – came forward saying how painfully it all triggered their ghosts of the past which are again up for processing.

The brave victim / witness Dr. C. B.-F. also embodied astrologically VENUS retro in SCORPIO – facing old / still processing painful experiences as a woman that many resonate with – and the CHIRON Archetype which has been just recently (since Sept 25) gone over the ‘Emergence / Emergency Point’, to re-enter PISCES (yes, we need to dive into the collective consciousness to heal what’s pervasive!).
As a psychologist, the theme of the Wounded Healer seems evident in her chosen career.

Actually, both Dr. C. B.-F. (born 1966, birth date / chart unknown) and B. K. (born Feb 12, 1965) were born with CHIRON in PISCES!
Dr. C. B.-F. would have just had her CHIRON Return (round age 50) 1 – 2 years ago.
For B. K. his CHIRON is in 2017 / 18 transited by NEPTUNE (presently retro – how apt!)… the issue is spilling over, and / or being diluted… hmmmm, and excessive alcohol plays an important role.

Wouldn’t that be great (in an ideal world) if freshly sworn in ‘Wounded Healer’ Justice B. K. used his influence to balance legal reasoning with compassion?!
For the time being, my hunch is his AQ LILITH, MERCURY, VENUS, and SUN (now triggered by MARS / LILITH) present rather a detached air, his MARS in late VIR (close to URANUS / PLUTO) now widely opposed by CHIRON has shown up rather in a defensive rationalizing way of (barely) controlling explosive anger where openness and connection would be called for, and his MOON in early CAN  (about to be opposed by SATURN in Dec) has also been rather expressed in personal sensitivity around being hit by karma and the challenge to be in integrity.

In the PISCES AGE paradigm that we’re evolving out of CHIRON has to do with the Victim – Perpetrator – Martyr / Saviour Triad.
All three co- / interdependent with one another, often blending / bleeding into one another (you can be simultaneously Victim and Martyr / Saviour, or even Perpetrator and Victim) and a collective ‘boundless’ toxic suffering and blame game pool. How to get out of this ‘relationship’ entanglement???

The solution doesn’t come via resisting and repressing….

This Fall / Winter season (Sept 25 – Feb 18) is the last phase of CHIRON in PI for the next 50 years(!).

  • How DOES Like Heal Like?
  • Can the overwhelm turn into a wave of love?
  • How can the exposure of a story like this (and a domino effect of similar ones) touch and move us in a way where we really compassionately feel what ‘the other’ might feel in such situations, and let go of temptations to do harm?
  • How can we let go of being intoxicated (by substances – and by media) and made unconscious and unaware?
  • How does the forgiveness practice of Ho’Oponopono apply?
    “I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.”

May this public ‘episode’ create a tidal wave of change!

 

Unsurprisingly, the call “Time’s UP” came out of the Me Too Movement which has over the last year revealed systemic sexual assault and harassment (not just) in the entertainment industry.
It started simultaneously with JUPITER entering SCO almost exactly a year ago, on 10/10/2017 – an expanding and intensifying deep transformational alchemical process where intense, extreme, painful, buried stories and feelings have come up from the ‘underground’ (SCO) to be understood, and outgrown (JUPITER), so that change for the better can happen.

JUPITER will go over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO to SAG on Nov 8, 2018:
The Truth sets us FREE!

 

In the meantime, VENUS (the ruling Planet of LIBRA where the New Moon will be) presently in SCO (since the last New Moon in VIR on 09/09) just went into the retro ‘Underworld’ on Fri Oct 5 when the U.S. thrill culminated.
With VENUS retro (until Nov 16), a transformation of the Inner Feminine occurs as we’re facing old painful / uncomfortable / repressed / in-the-closet / shamed / sexually oriented themes around attractions that need to be processed. So that we come to a new place of natural empowerment – from which we naturally engage in and cultivate right relationship.

A ‘New VENUS’ is about to be seeded in consciousness round Oct 26 (every 1 1/2 years) when VENUS and the SUN unite.
VENUS then re-enters her domain of LIBRA on Oct 31 – supporting new self love, self value, and conscious choices that are a ‘better match’, more balanced, fair, and harmonious.

Here’s the VENUS Retro blog post for an in-depth read.

 

The LIBRA New Moon on Oct 8

After exposing interconnected present Astro Weather and how it shows up in current societal events let’s see what the LIBRA New Moon on Oct 8 brings:

Mid-LIBRA has an AQ undertone – meaning:
Themes of balance, right relationship, fairness, and justice take on a societal dimension.
…as we have seen in a massive way in the agonizing scandal round the U.S. Supreme Court nomination over the last weeks.


The New Moon will be at 8:47 pm PDT tomorrow Oct 8, 2018.

Let’s take a look at the LIBRA New Moon chart:

So yeah, there it is – a cosmic pattern with a few sharp squares, and two ‘strange’ quincunxes between LI and PI:

  • The LIBRA New Moon in square with PLUTO in CAP (exact Oct 9 / 12):
    Balance, fairness, and right relationship on interpersonal and societal levels with All Our Relations comes up against old anachronistic abusive / disrespectful structures that are on their way out yet still trying to assert themselves while they ‘die hard’.
    Personally, realizing how much in relationships is about control – how can this change?
    Being in our natural Power Core in the midst of Change brings us into Balance.
  • VENUS retro in SCO in square with MARS (next to LILITH) in AQ (exact Oct 10):
    Battle of the sexes? How do we relate better to each other from / to the Inner Masculine and Feminine, rather than via conflict and sexual release?
    Processing old issues round sex, emotional intimacy, deeply buried emotions is ON now, while we’re moved to be in freedom – our true nature.
  • Quincunx from MERCURY late LI to CHIRON retro late PI (exact Oct 9):
    Where there’s good understanding we can communicate about our vulnerabilities.
    Hmm, at court this might be difficult…
  • Quincunx from the New Moon in LI to NEPTUNE retro in PI (exact Oct 7 / 8):
    Awkwardness while / hangover from trying to be polite and considerate while there’s this mess….
  • Fixed T-Square from MERCURY on the cusp into SCO (‘Tipping Point’) – will enter SCO on Oct 9 – and URANUS on the cusp of TAU (‘Settling Point’) – their opposition will be on Oct 10 – to the North Node on the cusp from CAN to LEO (‘Welcoming / Creativity Point’):
    Self Expression is welcome, even if that means we have to talk about dark / hidden / shadow stuff that might be unsettling for our ‘comfort zone’.

 

With all this tension – BALANCE is Key.

 

This morning, a wise quote from Ann Mortifee (in her book In Love with the Mystery) found me:

“BALANCE

The compulsive habit that causes us to lose ourselves in a maze of unhappiness is always with us.
It takes great vigilance to become adept enough to notice the moment we are being mesmerized by thoughts and feelings that ensnare. Every day, moment by moment, we can learn to recognize when we are being lured into identifying with life as a melodrama. This does not mean we lose our ability to feel. Rather, we gain an ability to catch ourselves before we fall. We say, “There I go again.” And the instant we become aware that we are falling, we become able to regain our balance.”

 

What does the SABIAN SYMBOL for the New Moon at 15°48′ LIBRA say?

“SCENE FOURTEEN: RECONSTRUCTION   

PHASE 196 (LIBRA 16°):
AFTER A STORM A BOAT LANDING STANDS IN NEED OF RECONSTRUCTION.

Santa Monica Pier after a Storm 2011

KEYNOTE: The need to keep in operation steady links between the vast Unconscious and the ego-consciousness.

Confrontation with broad issues of relationship and currents of energies released by man’s contact with archetypal-spiritual realities often results in temporary destruction. “Boats” normally link distant regions, or enable men to draw food from the sea (i.e. new realizations which so far existed only in the unconscious realm of the planetary Mind). They may also be used to enjoy temporary excursions and the feel of the water and the waves.
Any cultured society, however, may be wary of the danger inherent in venturing far away from the consciously defined and socially structured ways of life. Such adventures may indeed turn destructive; the points of contact between the vast Unconscious and the ego-consciousness molded by cultural assumptions and rituals may be wrecked by psychotic storms. The boat landings must then be slowly reconstructed.

This is the first stage in the fortieth five-fold sequence of cyclic phases in human experience. It brings to us vividly the realization that whatever men build in order to be able to venture away from solidly individualized and conscious bases of operation is likely to be damaged by as yet unfamiliar cosmic forces. The tenuous link between two realms constantly needs REPAIR.”

 

And may I add, Relation-ships with All Our Relations and where they can find their anchor are in need of transformation and repair.
As seen via:

  • The NEW MOON square PLUTO in CAP:
    Deep structural / systemic evolution beyond patriarchal paradigms needs to happen and is under way. E.g., disrespect for First Nations – lack of ‘meaningful consultations’ whereas the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal brought the KM pipeline to a halt. 
    Truth and Reconciliation indeed requires beyond slogans consistent repair and transformation.
    The result of this process (not the arduous effort and time it took) can be a model for similar societal required relational changes beyond ‘cultural assumptions’.
  • VENUS retro (until Nov 16) in SCO square MARS / LILITH in AQ:
    The present transformation of the Inner Feminine in all of us can reach deeply and generate a new vision and inspiring direction (JUPITER goes into SAG on Nov 8)!
  • The PISCES connection (quincunxes, see above) shows us:
    We’re all in one boat, and intrinsically inter-webbed in the relationship of Life. What we do to a part of Nature can have domino effects.
  • Speaking of First Nations, the ‘boat landings’ are almost literally symbolic for the effects of landing and first contact of the settlers with aboriginal people. Repair and restoration needed.

 

Where mid-LIBRA is in your chart…

…that’s the area of life where new seeds are being planted, where a conception happens (the YIN quality of the New Moon), and where you might feel called to set new intentions and take new pro-active steps (the YANG quality of the New Moon) for BALANCE.

 

If you have your AC, MC, SUN, MOON, or planets in LIBRA these sides and inner Archetypes of you move into a new cycle, and a new seed is planted that asks you to be in profound well balanced relatedness.

 

Mid-LIBRA in your…. House:
Invite renewed profound Balance into your…

1st House:
Self / You-as-You

2nd House:
Security, Values, Belongings, Finances

3rd House:
Environment, Learning, Extended Family

4th House:
Home / Origin / Family

5th House:
Play / Creativity / Children / Love Life

6th House:
Lifestyle, Work, Health

7th House:
Relationships with significant Others

8th House:
Deep Involvement and Sharing

9th House:
Life Path & Direction, Travel

10th House:
Career, ‘Public Relations’, Purpose

11th House:
Social Co-creation, Friendships

12th House:
Soulful Surrender to All That IS.

 

Apropos HOUSES:
If you’d like to learn and apply solid understanding of the Planets in Houses come to the 7-week Astro~Foundations course, starting Oct 15.
Here’s the FB event.

If you live at a place significantly distant from your birth place (more than 300 km away) your AC / Rising Sign & Houses change in your Relocation chart, and the New Moon also brings Newness into the area of life corresponding to the House where LIBRA is there.
You’re welcome to get in touch if you’d like to explore your geographic Astrology side.

 

Blessings for the LIBRA New Moon & Beyond!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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!

End-of PISCES New Moon (March 17) with CHIRON: Being in Oneness Consciousness Heals

16 Mar

Cosmic and Terrestrial Greetings, dear Astro~News Friends!

Neptune Rules Pisces
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

End of PISCES it all comes together AS-ONE… and out of the Ocean of Oneness the One Arises, and a new cycle begins…

We live in multi-layered Transition Times.
Tomorrow’s (March 17) New Moon shows us something about the transition from Piscean Unity to Aries-fresh Beginnings, seasonally and Chiron-ically:

The New Moon in PISCES comes very close to Shamanic CHIRON, both at the very end of PI.
Spring Equinox is on the doorstep: March 20 at 9:15 am PDT Spring and ARIES arrive!

CHIRON will ‘try out’ ARIES too! From Apr 17 until Sept 25, and is scheduled to fully move into AR next Feb 2019 (with no way back into PI in almost 50 years).

My sense is this New Moon with CHIRON closes energetically the CHIRON-in-PI decade (2010/11 – 2018/19).

Time to allow the wounded, vulnerable, re-traumatize-able sides in us (often related to early wounds of abandonment and / or overwhelm / abuse / intrusion) to come up, and be re-connected in the Whole of our Being.
Healthy Connectedness Heals.

A golden opport-Unity to RE-view this decade:
What has it shown us about Woundedness, Healing, Teaching?
How have we embraced the Medicine from within, rather than escaping, drugging, numbing what wants to get our attention, teach and heal us?
We might want to look back to when CHIRON in PI began (2010/11), which of our vulnerable and weak spots got triggered already then, which are still trigger-able, and where those stem from originally?

 

MERCURY Retro in ARIES (went into ‘storm’ yesterday March 15, and will go retro from March 22 to Apr 15) helps us see what showed up at the Beginning – early in Life when this theme got first evoked, and where it comes from.

URANUS, still in AR, sets us FREE to be authentically ourselves, and to wake up into the Freedom that’s our birthright.
URANUS will also complete its journey through the present sign, ARIES (since March 2011), and enter TAURUS temporarily this Spring  / Summer (May 15 – another New Moon – until Nov 6), and fully from March 6, 2019 on.

The next New Moon at the very end of ARIES (Apr 15) comes with URANUS! Therefore, another RE-view worthy theme coming up with URANUS:
Seven years of being on alert (it literally started on the DAY of the Fukushima accident!), of traumatic events, startling news, wake-up calls, yet also global awakening.
What showed up for you surprisingly round 2011, and where has the energy taken you over the last 7 years?

CHIRON and also PISCES are all about ‘Like Heals Like’.
Which of course can be confusing…
Does that condone codependency and abuse? No way!

 

Voyager Tarot Major Arcana Card VI – Lovers.

 

For us Empaths…

Do Empaths attract / accommodate Narcissists?
Another interesting aspect of this story…

We’re spiritual beings having a human experience.
Do you experience the suffering (as a phenomenon that comes and goes) with compassion, or do you (as in: you personally) suffer the experience?

Some of us sentient and sensitive ones are very attuned to the ‘psychic weather’ / atmosphere around us.
Maybe we came with this gift (that can sometimes feel like a curse), maybe it has served as a survival training in early childhood – we learned to adapt – or escape when the situation got too intense.

And over time it became second nature…

Narcissistic behaviour is astrologically an overcompensation of the LEO energy who in a healthy expression is creative, loving, warm-hearted, well-loved and popular. A narcissist tries to force those qualities onto their environment through their ego – which of course doesn’t work, and is a power trip.
The North Node of the MOON is in LEO now (Apr 2017 – Nov 2018 – activated by the Eclipses), to the effect that healthy LEO expressions are supported by the Universe. Yet, as usual, the whole enchilada shows up to be healed and redirected into wholeness.
So, if we all, narcissists (hmmm, if you wonder whether you’re a narcissist you probably aren’t 🙂 ) and empaths, and all other human beings develop more whole-hearted healthy self love a la LEO the world will be a better place.
Ask yourself off and on: What would LOVE say or do? 

Being empathetic / and an empath literally means (the condition of) feeling other people’s pain and suffering.
Clearly, in Astrology PISCES associated.
PISCES, the last sign in the Zodiac connects with all the previous ones – the whole cycle of evolution, and know what it’s like in all these stages, consciously or subconsciously (it’s a mystery), in any case, ‘gets it’ what it feels like…
Which of course makes PISCEAN energy vuln
erable on a personal level, hence it needs to regenerate through connection into the ONE.
Wounded Healer themes in PISCES…

Here is a good Empath check list:
Highly sensitive and intuitive. Highly tunes senses. Absorbing other people’s emotions. Introverted. Needing alone time. Becoming overwhelmed in intimate relationships. Targets for energy vampires. Replenishing in Nature.

How do I, the empathetic person X, avoid being drawn into everyone’s emotional field, and experiencing it as my own?
And what of that IS actually a reflection of me?
How do I let go and allow things to be washed away?

The PISCEAN Fish either go under or jump out of the water in bliss. Out of Oneness comes the ONE. Let the Self arise and bring you back to Life!

Things flow so much easier (PI) and the Universe has our back when we’re authentic and true to ourselves (AR).
Magic and synchronicities are our companions, and life is joy.

The Enlightened Self Beingness, supported by URANUS in ARIES ‘saves’ PI from ‘going under’ and into PISCES Age Victim / Martyr mode.

Blessings for the PISCES NEW MOON with CHIRON – reaching over to fresh ARIES energy!

 

Let’s be in a loving, open, neutral place (PI), with the washing up and out of old vibrations.
Maybe even residues of the whole PISCES Age era, and our connection with it / conditioning by it?

Let’s allow things to be purged and transformed (The PI New Moon / CHIRON is in Water trine with JUPITER, now retro in SCO).

We can’t keep these collective-connective waves from coming.
But we can learn and practice surfing and navigating them skillfully
(that’s where VIRGO comes in) and BE with it all (PISCES) in a good vibration, and loving, heart-ful way (LEO).

And sometimes the most loving and SELF loving thing, esp. in co-dependent and abusive situations is to say NO, and let GO.

 

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

 

What gets washed up and released, and what these themes are about for YOU can be seen in your chart – esp. where late PISCES is (houses, planets…).
CHIRON in PI says: the ‘Medicine’ is IN the theme itself.
Are you open to see how it’s all connected? And how connection heals?


The PISCES SUN, MOON, and CHIRON are squared by MARS 
(see chart below) which is presently (until tomorrow March 17) cruising in late SAG, the direction of the Galactic Center – the Big Unknown and Unknowable, the ‘Black Hole Transformation’ we are going through, with ultimate trust. It’s also the ‘Integrity Point’ (as I call it) of the Zodiac. That’s where the inner Spiritual Guidance comes in. Let yourself be moved by it. An inner sense of YES!

Beware the right-wrong ego trip (the ego likes to hijack MARS) though. There is no ONE / higher / better path says PISCES the ultimate unifyer.

Let’s move from the Spiritual Heart that knows and guides us.
We will be changed in the process, and can’t know what it ‘looks like on the other side’
(the Ego doesn’t like that).

The path through, or actually with it is the Path of Heart. 

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

This reminds me of A Path With Heart – one of Jack Kornfield’s books of Buddhist teachings for the modern world.
Here is an audio excerpt about self forgiveness.
So healing – good CHIRON in PI ‘Medicine’.
We all hurt or harmed, abandoned, betrayed  others or ourselves, knowingly and unknowingly, out of fear, pain, or confusion.
And we all were hurt and harmed by others.
Asking for and offering forgiveness inwardly. Letting go of what we still carry in the body.
The Heart wants to be free and light and clear and open.
The blessings of a loving-kindness attuned Heart follow.

I invite you to tune in and see how it supports your Beingness.

 

The PISCES New Moon with CHIRON Chart: 

The PI New Moon will be exact at 6:12 am PDT tomorrow March 17, 2018.

  • Can you see the SUN, MOON, and CHIRON, in the chart, at the very end of PISCES, on the ‘Emergence Point’ (as I call it) / Spring Equinox Point / on the cusp to ARIES?
    In square with MARS at the very end of SAG, on the ‘Integrity Point’ / Winter Solstice Point / on the cusp to CAP?
    MARS will enter CAP 3 1/2 hrs after the New Moon.
    The square is active all week.
    This calls to follow our truth and be in integrity (SAG / CAP) – even when life feels very vulnerable and raw (PI / AR) and things are overwhelming and / or chaotic (end of PI energy with CHIRON), and find the Medicine of natural Connectedness.

    It’s not about (who’s) right or wrong.
    The inner path of the Em-path.
    Come to Life; let the Self arise, freshly, authentically.
    Every NOW is NEW. 
  • Rather than ‘cooling off’ and dissociating (AQ SN) be warm, loving and self loving (LEO NN – can you see it, on the apex of a Yod figure in the chart – a celestial pointer…) grounded in and helping with living from your Soul Purpose (PLUTO in CAP) and being open (NEPTUNE in PI). 
  • Hardly anything (except the AQ AC at the NM time on the West Coast and the SN) is in the AIR Element presently!
    Does that mean it’s not so easy to maintain a detached, objective perspective?
    And / or (also the case): The celestial offering doesn’t speak so much to the rational mind, rather to / about intuition and heart connection, translated into authenticity (AR) and manifestation in integrity (CAP).
  • Stationary MERCURY and VENUS are close together in AR (their exact union is on March 19):
    Come to Life! Be fresh and authentic, in awe of the moment, and in Love with Life! Live and communicate from Love! 
  • URANUS at the very end of ARIES in trine with MARS at the very end of SAG affirms:
    Everyone’s path is unique. Being authentically YOU sets you Free (shows you, you’ve always been free!).

 

© 2018 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

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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 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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* PISCEAN Immersion (Lunar South Node, VENUS, NEPTUNE, MARS, CHIRON) in January: Connectivity without Co-Dependency

15 Jan

You can see it in the Full Moon chart (blog post from Jan 11), and I bet you sense it nowadays: We’re swimming in – or rather: AS a collective and universal field of energy – all connective and vibrational, atmospheric and boundary-less. 
Well, solid form is an illusion anyway.

 

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Oceanic Evening Glow – Photo by Melanie, January 2017

 

The slow moving planets NEPTUNE (2012 – 2026) and CHIRON (2010 – 2018) are in PISCES now, the Lunar South Node too (Oct 2015 – late Apr 2017 – it always goes retro, and will move into AQ thereafter), while the Lunar North Node (always opposite the SN) is in VIRGO, and met by the VIRGO MOON today and tomorrow – a good and healthy counter balance for so much PISCES. Also VENUS (Jan 3 – Feb 3) and MARS (Dec 19 – Jan 27) are presently in PISCES.
VENUS has just connected with NEPTUNE on the Full Moon day Jan 12, and tomorrow Jan 16, MARS meets and passes CHIRON, which can stir up wounds and vulnerability through co-dependency, but also activates healing via inter-dependency. With CHIRON and PISCES, the timeless mantra: Heal Like with Like (of a high vibration) is the key for release, let-go, and connect in the All-Love.

There’s a flood of influences and confluences, maybe overwhelming (NEPTUNE), and weakening / or we might feel vulnerable (CHIRON) in our individual (which is of course an illusion) identity that experiences him/herself separate, and yet has a need to feel connected.
What ‘to do with this mess’? asks VIRGO.

From the North Node’s perspective certainly a healthy practical approach would be for example to boost our immune system, rather than expose ourselves to unhealthy substances of all sorts (be it in the environment, addictive substance abuse, media overwhelm and delusion….).
And a good idea is also to release toxic energy on all levels, esp. as we approach the PISCES NEW MOON / South Node Solar Eclipse, on Feb 26 (with soo much PI energy).

Release energetically – re-connect with universe-ALL energy – let LOVE do its thing…

 

So, what’s with codependency?

PISCEAN energy is about connection. It’s a transpersonal, universal energy though. When ‘drawn into’ personal realms, there can be a need to connect into a no-bourndary, ‘endless’ way that’s quite unhealthy and doesn’t allow for breathing space or closure, often based on various early life experiences (often neglect, confusing bonding, or overwhelm / abuse) that the PISCEAN ‘person’ unconsciously tries to compensate for, to ‘get the loving connection’, yet s/he might re-attract similar situations as s/he looks for love at the wrong places with the same vibration.

Our Piscean Age that humanity is just about to outgrow has compounded such patterns and tendencies with, simplistically put, the classic co-dependent triad of victim – perpetrator – martyr / saviour.

With PISCES, the approach is paradoxical (“Let go, relax, and it comes to you, you can’t ‘get’… (LOVE?) what you already have or rather: are….”), and transpersonal (“Don’t take it personally!” Is that possible?)

A while ago, I saw a video based on the experiences and teachings of Gabor Mate that showed how addiction is a misdirected need for connection (both so Piscean!). “Still haven’t found what I’m looking for…”. In German, the words for seeking (Suche) and addiction (Sucht) have the same root.

I’m sure there’ll be more downloads and releases for the PISCES Solar Eclipse New Moon, end of Feb.
May the Universe-All Love (VENUS / NEPTUNE in PI this week) show us: All is connected. May we relax into this, breathe out and let go, and let the inbreath come naturally…

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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