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SAG – GEMINI Full Moon with LILITH and SATURN – The Voice of the Heart Knows the Way.

9 Jun

Welcoming the Moon of Many Names…

The SAGITTARIUS – GEMINI Full Moon will be on Fri June 9, at 6:10 am PDT exactly.
Thursday to Friday will be the Full Moon night! 

This last Full Moon in Spring completes the three Full Moon Festivals in the esoteric traditions:
Full Moon in April / pre-Easter Full Moon: Festival of the Risen Christ;
Full Moon in May / Wesak Moon: Festival of the Buddha;
Full Moon in June / post-Pentecost Full Moon: Festival of Humanity.
This last Full Moon (Festival) in Spring calls us to ‘Spread the Word’ from the Heart, in our Humanity.
What a diversity of cultures and languages (GEM) – yes, we can learn… yet the HEART (SAG) is always the best bridge.


Moon SuperSuper Nov 14 2016 Otto

My friend Otto Heitzer took this amazing photo of the strawberry colour Full Moon in Germany – not today but some Moons ago 🙂

The Full Moon in June is in Native American traditions known as the ‘Strawberry Moon’ or ‘Rose Moon’ – it’s time to gather Strawberries and smell the Roses, and pick up their Heart Medicine.

This Full Moon will be a ‘Mini (or Apogee) Moon’ which occurs only once every year, when the Moon’s orbit takes it furthest away from Earth. During that time, the Moon appears 14% smaller in the sky than it does when it is a Perigee / Super Moon!

What does all this interesting data (GEMINI) mean (a SAG question), and what’s the energy of it (PISCES)?

I invite you to follow the trail into the Heart of Astro~News, and find its gifts and Medicine through the read, and in your Heart! 



Wild Rose Medicine – Photo by Melanie June 1 2017


After some dark and heavy SCO Moon days (Mon June 5 – Wed June 7 afternoon PDT), this FULL MOON in SAG comes like a breath of fresh air, and a blast & spark of new inspiration, space, openness, heart-full living-out-loud
We rise again – even more so if we have processed and cleared a lot in the pre-Full Moon SCO phase.
The pre-Full Moon is always most charged, and the SCO flavour this time was very potent. The SAG energy pulls us upward-onward now.
SAG after SCO is the ‘Phoenix out of the Ashes’, the soaring Eagle, the rebirth and widening of perspective: To SEE is to be FREE!

LILITH (which the MOON passes today June 8) and SATURN (activated by the MOON in SAG on Fri June 9 evening) are also involved in the mix (see the evi-dance below in the Full Moon chart):
We may feel the pull to ‘run wild’, or ‘simply’ be in our nature-ALL ‘original Being’, free and open-hearted.


Hubble Saturn with Rings tilted towards Earth

Hubble: Infrared Saturn Sequence

MOON / SATURN in SAG: Unconditioning ‘Old Stories’

When the MOON passes SATURN after the exact Full Moon, on Fri June 9, we might feel resistance, and hear inner, old ‘pretend to protect’ voices, which may be actually fear based.
What to do about those? Well, they need to be sincerely acknowledged, yet not ‘bought into’, like: “Hey SATURN coach, thanks for the heads-up, much appreciated.”.
Or, more seriously, we can tune into our inner self protection, witness what’s going on when that’s in effect, and trace where we first heard these voices. Maybe mom warned us of dangers out there…
When the ‘watch out’ comes up again, we can inquire (GEM), a la Byron Katie, and deeply ask ourselves:
Is this true?
How do you know it’s true?
Who would you be without this truth / story?

MOON / SATURN is a re-parenting energy – likely re-mothering, but can have to do with limiting inner dad issues too. Or inner ancestral patterns in general that are ‘in our face’ now, to show us what the ‘obstacles on the journey’ (SATURN in SAG) are, and how to outgrow them, through being a good parent to our inner child, and a good guide to our inner ‘wanderer’ who might be overwhelmed and lost (SATURN squares CHIRON in PISCES).

If YOU were born with MOON / SATURN, MOON in CAP or in your 10th House, SATURN in CAN or in your 4th House the themes are probably familiar to you in your life.
This MOON / SATURN Full Moon, aided by LILITH standing by, can help our Free Nature to be unconditioned – beyond ‘reparenting’.



I know – not exactly aiming from the Heart – but isn’t the SAG Body Painting amazing?!

Very apropos, I intuitively picked today this DoYogaWithMe  Backbending class with Fiji McAlpine for my Yoga practice
Even though the intro – amazingly beautiful and powerful! – was a bit intimidating (“is she taking us to these poses???” “I can’t possibly do this.” “shall I even take this class?”) – I felt it could be the perfect practice for working with MOON / SATURN in SAG: Fear of moving forward / moving freely and with new strength, masked by protection / limiting beliefs and old stories.
This signature of the FULL MOON invites us to start the journey – from the HEART (all these HEART opening poses!) and go one step at a time, well rooted in the core of our being (SATURN in SAG, and PLUTO in CAP), while being gentle (MOON), and going as far as it’s appropriate for our body at this time (SATURN). All the opening and strengthening in the class, and Fiji’s firm and clear guidance and modelling (SATURN) took me so much further than I ‘thought’  I could go (GEMINI – SAG).
Sometimes we need to experience it again: Don’t believe everything you think – could be a GEMINI – SAG mantra 🙂 !
And yes, SAG pulls the arrow back to the HEART before aiming high, or actually, beore going anywhere: where do you come from? Find the WHY in your HEART.
This class had it ALL.
Woohoo – Big Gratitude for synchronistic Yoga Gifts, and all the opportUnities of moving from the HEART!


Pluto Heartjpg

Pluto Reveals…

Paradigm Shifts with PLUTO

The ‘background program’ is PLUTO, now in SATURN’s sign CAP:
We are the evolution, and our ancestors-in-spirit are with us, to support the process. Are you up for invoking them? They can help us to change history, and not relive their patterns. 
I know there is a LOT to this. Explorations with clients in private sessions are rich and deep. I’m here to support you if you could use help / if this speaks to you.

Being plugged into supportive ancestral connection is powerful.

And get this – here’s more background info for where the trend goes:
LILITH in SAG will soon pass SATURN – actually right on the DAY of the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse – Aug 21! A big opportunity to release the shackles of fear rooted in old stories and limiting beliefs that hold us back, and keep us separate and isolated. The energy is building for that…

With PLUTO the transformer in CAP which rules Time, we can tune into the effect of these planetary transit activations at the time when we are ready (have you noticed?) – not just when they are ‘collectively due’, i.o.w. any time – don’t let the ‘cosmic schedule’ hold you back! 🙂

That’s actually a Big Game Changer for ASTROLOGY – and I see lots of clients for whom this divine timing with the inner evolutionary clockwork is now very potent.
Astrology can describe the themes, the transformation, the ‘what’ and ‘why’, yet the ‘when’ can be sooner than ‘scheduled’.


Time to take a look at the SAG – GEMINI Full Moon chart!

SAG - GEM FM 2017

As you see, the MOON in SAG sits between LILITH and SATURN:
Truth and Freedom are highlighted now – the HEART has the answer, and takes us to our true Nature, beyond right- and wrong-doing, judgment, fear based ‘old stories’ and beliefs, dogma and karma.

The GEMINI SUN, rather than giving excess energy to more information, questioning, doubting, can be best activated through conscious spiritual inquiry: What is the Truth about YOU?


This Full Moon activates the AC – DC in the U.S. chart!
How the U.S. show up, and relate to others.

The United States have a mid-SAG Rising where the Full Moon with LILITH sits – on the point where SATURN was just after the Elections last Nov.
And the Full Moon activates Trump’s SAG – GEM Full Moon – yes, he was born under not just a Full Moon but a Lunar Eclipse.
I wouldn’t be surprised if significant news and (perhaps old) stories (SATURN retro in SAG) came out in the next while that have an important effect on the U.S.

The Grand Fire Trine of URANUS in ARIES, North Node in LEO, and SATURN (with the MOON and LILITH nearby) in SAG is ‘well and alive’: Lots of inspiration, innovation, creativity, and outspoken people on a ‘mission’ (for better or worse) – heartfulness makes a difference!


© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger




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PLUTO Week, Activated by the CAP MOON: Be at YOUR Best, SoUlar Powered!

18 Apr

Astro*News*Flash Apr 18 / 19

Before we settle into the fertile, joyous, earthy TAURUS seasontomorrow Apr 19, at 2:27 pm PDT the SUN enters TAURUS – , there’s a lot UP today, under the CAP MOON, having passed PLUTO (and what a PLUTO week it is – PLUTO changes direction on Thu Apr 20!) and squaring URANUS / SUN in ARIES.
The to-the-point message is:

* What works best for YOU / how YOU are built??? How can you be at your BEST? What is the best way of working with your resources and time??? To be determined by you alone, soul powered, rather than ‘selling your soul’ / giving your power away.

* Being in our CAP Authority and Power sets us FREE to BE, authentic and self actualized. True to what arises.


Evolvuphant (Kimberly Dean)

Evolvuphant (Kimberly Dean)


Courage (acting from the HEART) is the KEY!
Love sets us FREE!



© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger




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Super-Charged LIBRA – ARIES Full Moon (Apr 10 / 11) – Finding Peace and Power, in a Polarized World

9 Apr

Blossoming Spring Blessings, dear Astro*News Reader!

Nature is bursting open with bounteous Beauty, here in the Pacific North-West!
As we’re reaching the First Full Moon in Spring!
Exact tomorrow Apr 10 at 11:08 pm PDT!



Celtic Wheel of the Year, with OSTARA / Spring Equinox, Beltane, Litha, Lughnassad, Mabon, Samhain, Yule, and Imbolc.

The pre-Easter Full Moon celebrates the start of the ‘Solar Half of the Year’, as the days are now longer than the nights in the Northern Hemisphere. The SUN is ‘reborn’.

Did you know? Easter – the only Christian holiday based on the lunar calendar – is celebrated on the Sunday after the first Full Moon in Spring.
The word Easter is related to the Dawn / Spring Goddess Ostara.

Death-Rebirth Energy is so much on at this time, with this Full Moon, squared by stationary PLUTO.
How can we BE the Changeless in the Change? 


In the esoteric tradition, this is the first of the three Spiritual Spring Full Moon Festivals:

  • The Festival of the Risen Christ – Easter Full Moon (Apr 10 / 11)
  • The Festival of the Buddha – Wesak Moon (May 10 / 11)
  • The Festival of Humanity (June 9)



Blossom Bounty – photo by Melanie, April 2017


Do you feel it?
The upcoming FULL MOON is full-ON super-charged – in the polarization of opposing energies, with Planet Earth, and us Earth Beings in-between two major energy fields (linked to the biggest bodies in the Solar System – JUPITER and the SUN) that express themselves in quite contrasting ways:

  • Beauty, Bounty, Blessings (Full MOON in LIBRA, with JUPITER retro – to be found within!) – Goddess Energy (MOON / JUPITER).
  • Shake-ups, Turbulence, Disruption, Conflict (SUN / URANUS in ARIES, both also close to ERIS – the Asteroid of Discord). The SUN will connect with URANUS directly on Apr. 13.
  • Change must happen, and IS under way (well, it comes often as destruction and rebuilding, death and resurrection), says evolutionary change agent PLUTO in CAP, presently (Apr / May) stationary (since it’ll go retro on Apr 20) AND in sharp T-square to the Full Moon axis. PLUTO is the release point… what does it mean to BE the Change / BE the Phoenix?

Going mental over all that craziness?
MERCURY retro (started today Apr 9 from early TAU, see Mercury retro energy blog post, and tool kit blog post) will re-visit ARIES for an extended time, Apr 20 – May 15, and connect with URANUS there twice, on Apr 28 and May 9. As you see in the Full Moon chart, MERCURY is very close to SUN / URANUS / ERIS, and about to approach them, in reverse gear. What has been stirred up and caused turmoil is also a wake-up call, and awakening kicker.

What may be reflected in a polarized collective and geo-political scene (just check events from last week!) can also show up personally as inner dilemmas, conflicts, and ‘hard choices’ (esp. in areas of life relating to where we are sensitized to the ARIES – LIBRA axis).
Bridging, and, perhaps even more so, Finding Balance is a BIG Deal (JUPITER in LIBRA, activated by the Full MOON).
Naturally, what’s experienced as ‘The Other’ is often a reflection or even a projection (“no, I’m not like that!”). Can we balance and integrate the shadow (PLUTO), just as an acknowledgement, not as a ‘big deal’, and come back to the balancing ‘Still Point’?


Beacon Hill Bridge

Bridge Reflections – Photo by Melanie


The ‘old world’ / old consciousness in its patriarchal, hierarchical control-based military / industrial complex manifestation is SO passe and unsustainable (PLUTO in CAP). Yet, it still seems to be in charge – destructively so, which can render us depressed and disempowered.

How do we regain regenerative power?
Or rather : How can we come to the inner power-centre that’s always ‘there’?


  • Neither ‘fighting the demons’, nor putting the head in the sand…?
    What’s the ‘Middle Way’ that’s not a compromise but comes from a truly balanced place and powerful core?
    SO many ancient spiritual teachings, traditions, and practices (TAO, Yoga, ZEN, Buddhism…) have already entered the modern world during the PLUTO in SAG years 1995 – 2008. Now it’s time to actually LIVE the spiritual teachings that resonate with our soul. Whichever they may be, none better or more ‘true’ than the other, all taking us to our divine nature and nature-all perfection that isn’t identified with the ego-construct, rather in tune with life… that’d be the direct way in my sense.
    In the meantime:


  • Rather than ranting at the destructive Patriarchy (well, yeah, so much anger stirred up, understandably!) are you up for living in the Alchemy of Inner Masculine (SUN in ARIES, ruled by MARS), and Inner Feminine (MOON in LIBRA, ruled by VENUS)?The Full Moon ‘constellation’ highlights the Alchemy!


Johfra Bosschart Gemini Phoenix

Mercury Rules Gemini, the Masculine & Feminine Twins of Polarity / Duality. Painting by Johfra Bosschart. Upper detail: The Phoenix


  • The GEMINI / MERCURY / PHOENIX image points to MERCURY, the ‘lesser Alchemist’ (while PLUTO represents the Big Magus). MERCURY went retro yesterday, just before the  LI – AR Full Moon., and can also help us access the inner Alchemy of Opposites – so liberating (MERCURY / URANUS connection in the ‘Heart of M-r’)!


  • The Lunar North Node, presently on the LEO – VIR ‘Sphinx Point’ (still on the VIR side, ruled also by MERCURY) gives us incentive to be self aware, and aligned with our cosmic Self (PI South Node).
    The ‘karmic’ Nodal Axis will shift backwards in the Zodiac (always ‘retro’) into AQ (South Node) – LEO (North Node) on Apr 29 – themes for another blog post round the TAURUS New Moon on Apr 26. Stay tuned.In accord with VIRGO awareness, it always helps to identify the archetypal ‘players’ first. Awareness leads to freedom from being unconsciously, ‘chaotically’ identified with or absorbed by them, and having a charge around ‘the opposite’. And from there / as that, be in tune and alignment with nature – and our true nature (which is super simple… but not always easy, in the human journey).
    That’s why Astro*News is here, and what I want you to help with, via writing, personal sessions, and in groups.


So, let’s take a look at the LIBRA – ARIES Full Moon chart, and glean more messages from it:
The Full Moon will be exact tomorrow Apr 10 at 11:08 pm PDT!


LI - AR FM 2017

I penciled the names of some sign cusps in that planets occupy, since cusp energy stands out nowadays!

The Sphinx Point where the North Node is (see above) is a commonly used term among Astrologers, while the others are the terms I use to illustrate the transition energy from each Zodiac sign to the next.

So let’s hear it for the Archetypes, and cuspy vibes:


  • North Node on the LEO – VIR Sphinx Point: Awareness Rules. 
    We’ve learned an important set of tools (on all levels) since the NN entered VIR, in Oct 2015, that help with being clear, in alignment and wholeness, rather than drawn into chaos, addiction, overwhelm.
    April is a practice wrap-up time of that cosmic ‘workshop’, as we’ re transitioning into expressing more clearly from our heart-integrity (LEO – VIR).


  • SATURN hovers now stationary (just went retro on Apr 6) at the end of SAG, in the ‘Galactic Centre’ which may appear as a ‘dead end’ / ‘black hole’, just before the transition into CAP, the Integrity Point.
    When ‘nothing makes sense’, and the leaders don’t have answers: What’s the Pathless Path…? Not that it ‘gets us somewhere’. Rather an inner guidance without any agenda. A preparation to live even more so from what we know, in our ‘simple’ inner authority, under SATURN in CAP (from Dec 19 on). 


  • VENUS retro, now back in late PI, approaches CHIRON, both on the ‘Birthing Point’ a.k.a. Spring Equinox Point. And: After a retro journey since March 4, VENUS will turn direct on April 15. VENUS and CHIRON are close to each other all April.
    In the VENUS retro journey, ‘love wounds’ and old co-dependent relationship patterns on all levels (interpersonal, societal, spiritual – yes, even relationships with the spiritual realm!) are coming back so that we feel them, release, and allow healing to happen.
    From there we can more truly re-connect in what IS, live and attract from LOVE. A Birthing indeed.


  • VENUS retro / stationary / CHIRON squares SATURN stationary / retro (throughout April, CHIRON – SATURN exact on Apr 30) – an inward journey… perhaps to discover what never dies, what can’t be wounded or healed. Can you let yourself BE, without the notion to ‘go anywhere’? A teaching that may come in that space isn’t really so much ‘teaching’, rather ‘unlearning’. The Medicine in the Love that IS.


  • SUN / URANUS / ERIS and MERCURY retro on the ‘Settling Point’ from AR to TAU.
    Settling? Comfort? Security? So much conflict in the world!
    We gotta look at Asteroid Goddess ERIS of strive and discord. ‘She’s been in ARIES since 1926, and presently at 23:14 AR (check her Ephemeris here), super close to URANUS, and activated by the Full Moon.
    The mind (MERCURY) might wonder… “you gotta be kidding, these times?!”
    When the world is so unsettled and polarized, where is the ground (TAU), in every moment (UR in AR)? We may realize, security is just another concept. The Sabian Symbol for the MERCURY station tells us a bit about that… What a powerful, and definitely ‘retro’ message for the whole M-r phase – bringing the Mind back to SPIRIT / Consciousness (see Mercury retro / Saturn retro blog post). Radical impermanence, and aliveness in what-IS may be the ultimate security in the ‘Ground of all Being’. Acting from that place is more powerful anyway – as the Ancients and Masters know.


  • Lastly, stationary PLUTO in CAP (going retro from Apr 20 on, hence April is quite a PLUTO month too), in squaring the Full Moon Axis, is the ‘release point’ – rather than being torn and polarized, fragmented and pulled under, the ‘way out’ is the ‘way IN’: Transformation into Living from the Core!
    Warning (relief): it’s not a destination / outcome (as ‘old CAP’ would like to see it) but a powerful way of Being, to be found step-by-step.


Wishing us all a powerful, deeply transformational FULL MOON and Easter Time!

The TAURUS New Moon on April 26 will be a SuperMoon!
You might wonder: Wait a minute, it’s not a Full Moon!
Also New Moons can be SuperMoons – when they are very close to the Earth (called perigee) – the first of 3 SuperNewMoons

Astrologically, a SuperSeed energy… stay tuned for the SuperNewMoon Astro*News.



© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger




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* PLUTO StillPoint & Turnaround, squared by MERCURY retro (Sept 24) :: Soul-ar Power, Grounded Changes and Choices from the Core

22 Sep


Pluto Heartjpg

Remember the first NASA New Horizons pictures of PLUTO?


PLUTO goes direct again today Sept 24, between the FALL EQUINOX (Sept 23) and the TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE (Sept 27 / 28)  – what can resist this change?

PLUTO is clearly a stationary focal point catalyst in September and October.

Have you felt the intensification, and Power themes lately?

Are you changing from resisting external powers to finding power from within?

Are you experiencing the connection with Spirit, Source, Power that just IS, and are you BEING the change and the sole / soul-ar power?!

PLUTO has been retrograde since April 16, just 12 days after the Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse on April 4! Clearly, PLUTO activates the ECLIPSES this year!

PLUTO has been slowing down its retro motion in August and early Sept, to turn direct on Sept 24.

It is time now for us to let the inner change show externally. BE the Change, firmly rooted in the Ground of all BEING!


Grand Fir

Grand Fir, photo by Melanie



–  What is it for you that is ‘simply’ empowering, and powerfully basic?

–  Where / how do you renew your spirit?

–  How can you show up with what YOU can do best?

–  What can you attain, the natural way?

–  What are you modelling?

–  How can your life be sustainable?

–  How can you be satisfied with your accomplishments, without abusing yourself, or others, or natural resources?

–  What is the legacy you are leaving?

–  How can you acknowledge an important completion? Whether it’s perfect (will it ever be?) or not.

–  How can you find empowerment by recognizing and ‘outliving’ dis-empowering expectations and judgements (of self and others)?

–  What is changing now in your life, for the better?


Many of us have gone through intense inner changes in the last months – and years, esp. since 2012, with PLUTO in CAP (ruled by SATURN), and SATURN in SCO (ruled by PLUTO).

Its effects can show outwardly now in our lives, esp. in the areas (relationships, work, creativity, home and family, resources, etc.) related to cap in our charts.

The PLUTO Turnaround is also a Farewell to SATURN out of SCO.

MERCURY retro in LIBRA squares PLUTO on the DAY of the Turnaround.

Mind gets big time RE-calibrated, and we have access to much deeper qualities of mind. And excellent time for retreat, meditation, deep soul searching.


And, on the note of Mercury retro in LI square PLUTO stationary in CAP I was reminded of a quote by HH the XIV. Dalai Lama that a friend gave me, framed. Thank you, dear Heather!

Never Give Up!

No matter what is going on

Never give up

Develop the heart

Too much energy in your country

Is developing the mind

Instead of the heart

Develop the heart

Be compassionate

Work for peace

In your heart and in the world

Work for peace

And I say again

Never give up

No matter what is happening

No matter what is going on

Around you

Never give up.


PLUTO’s turnaround on Sept 24 happens at 13° CAP. Pluto has been stationary at 13 – 14° Capricorn since mid-July already, and will continue to ‘sit there’ until end of November!

The Sabian Symbol for this critical degree shows us what this transformation is all about.

13° CAP:




Keynote: The Subjective Quest for Ultimates Beyond the Interplay of Life and Death Processes.

Beyond cultural enjoyment and the passion for accumulation of often unusable data of sense knowledge stands the willful and determined ‘adventure in consciousness’ of the occultist, the yogi, the mystic. The mystery of fire has always captured our imagination because it is the mystery of all transformations wrapped in the enigma of death. In times when collective, perhaps total, death could be in store for humankind, the process of subjective meditation is fascinating an ever-greater number of people.

This… symbol brings us to a stage beyond life itself. Are we ready to take this step which the masters of yoga claim to have taken: to experience death and return to the same body? Are we ready to demonstrate our WILL TO TRANSCENDENCE?”


© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger


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* FULL MOON Week ‘Super Retro YOD’ to VENUS / MARS (united on Aug 31): What is LOVE? Timeless, Eternal Quest… yet always HERE.

30 Aug

 * FULL MOON Week ‘Super Retro YOD’ to VENUS / MARS (united on Aug 31)

What is LOVE?

Timeless, Eternal Quest… yet always HERE.

Voyager VI Lovers

Voyager Tarot VI – LOVERS
Related to MARS – VENUS, Gemini, Libra, Pisces.


The Lovers VENUS and MARS are bound to RE-unite. Their conjunction in passionate and heart-centred mid LEO will be tomorrow Aug 31.

Which activates the YOD from PLUTO and NEPTUNE / CHIRON to them. The PI MOON already stimulates the YOD.

What’s in this apparently very romantic picture?

VENUS retrograde / stationary (on ‘her’ way to emerge as the ‘Morning Star’ and going direct again on Sept 6).

VENUS has come a long way. Remember your Venusian side before ‘she’ turned retro on July 25?

Maybe, perhaps, possibly much more externally oriented (literally: making your life dependent on others, via strategies, etc., and being entangled in relationship patterns from the past).

The furthest ‘Evening Star’ / LIBRA quality of VENUS was reached before VENUS went retro (remember the beautiful VENUS / JUPITER conjunction in the evening sky at the July 1 Full Moon?). In the meantime, ‘she’ has gone through the ‘underworld’ (VENUS retro united with the Sphinx Point SUN: “Who am I?” “Love ThySelf”– a ‘New VENUS’ was born in the invisible night side), and will RE-emerge as the ‘Morning Star’ (‘Goddess of the Dawn’) when out of retrograde (turning direct next Sunday Sept 6). ‘She’ will be most brilliantly illuminated in the morning sky on Sept 21 – just before Fall Equinox (SUN enters VENUS ruled LIBRA, on Sept 23).

The ‘Morning Star’ VENUS has a TAURUS undertone: Spirit / Heart / Consciousness leads again, in our values, choices, and relationships.

Since VENUS turns around in the very centre (14°23’) of LEO we are drawn into the very heart of the radiant, loving SELF, connect and attract from there.

Everyone in true Self Love and Radiance makes the world a better, brighter place.


Johfra Bosschart: LEO, ruled by the SUN
Here is some inspiring and Virgo-an Astronomy, also featuring a ‘Golden Triangle’ very close to the structure of the YOD (just saw it, synchronistically):


Coming to that Heart-of-Hearts space, VENUS’s meeting with the fiery, passionate ‘masculine’ MARS Warrior Archetype on Aug 31 creates a new foundation for the unity of the Sacred Feminine and Masculine, in all things. Not ‘just’ literally in relationships.

The foundation that this unity is supported by is the YOD ‘base line’ of PLUTO retro / stationary (going direct on Sept 24) in CAP, and MOON / NEPTUNE retro in PI. With almost all the YOD ‘players’ in retro (VENUS, PLUTO, NEPTUNE, and CHIRON), we are dealing with something old here, and it’s an ‘inside game’.

In other words, being in inner integrity with the changes that are now happening in the name of evolution (PLUTO retro in CAP), as well as releasing the old, helps with the process, allows things to be released and come together naturally, ‘heal’, and reveal us their teachings (NEPTUNE & CHIRON both retro in PI). Ancestors, Elders, Inner Spirit Guides (PLUTO retro in CAP) are supporting and coaching us, so that we aren’t walking in the footsteps of conditioning / unconscious loyalty to the old but forward with evolution.

The ‘adjustment’ (Quincunx aspect from PLUTO retro, and NEPTUNE retro / CHIRON retro, to VENUS retro / MARS) is only an ‘issue’ if our Ego is in the way of the natural flow and eternal presence. An inside game indeed.

LOVE is not a ‘pilgrimage’ or unattainable place ‘out there’. It’s timeless, and always HERE.

Here is again (some of you have asked me to re-post) the excellent talk by Matt Kahn, re: Soul Contracts, Twin Flames, and Soul Mates. A powerful ‘paradigm shifter’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2da2CQEyy0

PLUTO Focus this April – and Mission to PLUTO

18 Apr

PLUTO is being catalyzed by today’s New Moon! 

2 days ago, on April 16: Pluto went retro (until Sept 24)

Regeneration of Spirit, and Empowerment with Timeless Wisdom and Common Sense, from the Inside Out.

Deep Inner Core Transformation and Empowerment Mirror the Bigger Collective Evolution.

April is not only a Jupiterian month (Jupiter in LEO turned around from retro to direct) but also a Plutonic month:

After a very intense and cathartic month of March, and an amplified, Pluto charged Total Lunar Eclipse, Pluto has shifted gears, and is now on its yearly 5-months retro (‘inward-backward’) journey, to help us integrate all these intense outward changes, and translate them into inner change.

A yearly ‘tanker U-turn’ that takes us into old power themes, and gives incentive to retrieve our inner connection to ultimate natural power from within, and go through core essential transformation and renewal. Higher Power working through us…

When Pluto goes direct again on Sept 24 the inner alchemy of the year should be ‘done’ so that we can change from within, and experience the world very differently than now, esp. in the area of life that relates to mid Capricorn in our charts (where Pluto is now retro).

Esp. over the coming Summer (mid June – mid Sept 2015) when Saturn will be for the last time in this round in Pluto ruled Scorpio while Pluto will be still retro in Saturn ruled CAP (= they will be again in ‘mutual reception’, informing each other) will be an important time for residual processing and inner integration of what the very transformational ERA 2012 (2012 – 2015) has brought.

Pluto and its Moons

Pluto and its Moons – Photo credit: NASA

Apropos Pluto focus in April:

At the occasion of the NASA New Horizons mission to Pluto http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/main/ which was launched early 2006 (before Pluto was astronomically demoted as a ‘Planet’, in Aug 2006) while Pluto was in the Galactic Centre end of Sag – the big Unknown and notion to know the Ultimate – this astronomical article re: Planet Pluto popped up: http://www.philipmetzger.com/blog/planet-pluto/.

Closest encounter with Pluto is scheduled for July 14. The day after, July 15, 2015, will be a New Moon, and on the same day Mercury and Mars (driving force to learn and understand) will oppose Pluto. Interesting astrological schedule!

SEE you soon, Pluto!


4 Apr
How have you been opened up, and renewed, in the most intense, potent, and ‘pregnant’ month of March 2015?
How has your experience of the COSMIC CATALYSTS for BREAKTHROUGHS, LIBERATION, and AWAKENING been?
Have seeds been planted in your life?
Can you see their potential emerging now?

Pink Blossom Wonder
Be as-Spring!
Let the En-LIGHTening Self Emerge in every NOW, and be the higher consciousness Aries energy!
Be free and fresh and innocent, in THIS moment, like a new blossom in Spring on a strong well rooted tree!
Open to Cosmic Crown Consciousness, AND rooted in the embodiment and in what provides ‘root support’, on Planet Earth.
Trees are such wonderful examples – shamanistic Plant Elders and Guides of how-to-live.

April 4:

LIBRA / ARIES Full Moon / Pacific Total Lunar Eclipse in T-Square with PLUTO

Total Lunar Eclipse 3

BE YourSelf, in Balance, Peace and Harmony with Life, and let the Old Empire Expire!

The Full Moon at 5:06 am PDT today April 4 comes right after a Total Lunar Eclipse at 5:00 am PDT – at Moonset!

Amazing synchronistic cosmic correspon-dance to see that totality of this LIBRAN Lunar Eclipse will be pretty much exactly over the PACIFIC Ocean, http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2015-april-4

The whole Eclipse phase will be from 2:03 – 7:58 am PDT.

A quick note to de-mystify the ‘Blood Moon’ urban / global online myth:
EVERY Total Lunar Eclipse is ‘blood red’ from the sunlight passing through the Earth’s atmosphere and refracting red light onto the otherwise unilluminated lunar surface.

Yes, Eclipses come always in pairs. However, this time we have TWO Total Eclipses:

The Total Solar Eclipse on March 20, just before the Spring Equinox 13 hrs later, brought endings and release, to catalyse Seed Potential and Newness.

The Total Lunar Eclipse is about BALANCE, Peace, and Harmony.

How come?

The Eclipses catalyse the present South Node in Aries and the North Node in Libra.

Eclipses always connect with the Nodes of the Moon.
They occur when the Full Moon and New Moon align with the Nodes of the Moon  – the closer the alignment with the Nodes the more ‘totality’ – see in the chart of the Full Moon / Total Lunar Eclipse – only a few degrees away!

LI - AR FM 2015  - TLE


North Node

North Node (South Node is reverse symbol)


This Total Lunar Lunar Eclipse is # 3 out of FOUR Total Lunar Eclipses in a row (called Tetrad).

And: ALL 4 of them with South Node in ARIES / North Node in LIBRA.

Here are the Dates, and Nodal degrees in AR / LI:

April 15, 2014: 29º AR / LI 

Oct 8, 2014: 19º AR / LI 

April 4, 2015: 10º AR / LI (see attached chart)

Sept 27, 2015: 1º AR / LI 

So with this Tetrad of FOUR Total Lunar Eclipses in AR / LI in a row there is definitely a theme here that wants to get our attention…. 🙂


The SN in ARIES and NN in LIBRA (since March 22, 2014 – Oct 10, 2015) reads:

BE Authentically Yourself (AR), in Balance, Peace, and Harmony!

You (AR) get Energy from finding Synergy, Cooperation, Partnership, and right Relationship (LI).

Spring Mirror on Thetis

Spring Mirror on Thetis Lake – photo by Melanie


The Lunar Nodes (always exactly opposite each other) are 1 1/2 years in a sign, have an 18 1/2 year cycle, and go always backwards in the Zodiac – which corresponds with their reputation as ‘Karmic Pathways’:

They help us with transformation of old conditioning, with bringing the gifts ‘from the past’ into the present, but that requires releasing of old habits and attachments, embracing of new qualities of being, and balancing two poles of the spectrum. Which is presently the LIBRA – ARIES axis.

A new, more authentic and dynamic harmony is now not only available but also highly required, which allows us to negotiate well, and make genuine decisions. The ‘incentive’ of the LI North Node!

Just to be clear: what’s not supported is a ‘false’, weak, low vibrational, ‘dead’, disempowered Libra state of ‘artificial harmony’:

Peace keeping, and compensating, so that nobody gets hurt, but: at what expense?

– ‘Designing ourselves’ in a way that ‘looks good’ since we are concerned about other people’s judgement – but: is it authentic?

– Compromising ourselves / loosing touch with who WE are because of strong need to relate and ‘fit in’ in general, or to certain people / groups.

You get the idea…


Since Lunar Eclipses (exact Full Moons) are per se about Balance but this one especially, with the Moon in LIBRA next to the North Node:

  • Let’s set the side of Aries FREE that takes too much energy, and is outdated.
  • Let’s find new sustaining energy from the Libran quality.
  • Let’s BE in dynamic balance.
  • Let’s wake up, and make new choices.

In other words:

  • Let’s release the Aries energy that’s in stressful survival mode (rather than in peaceful harmony and balance), reactive (rather than pro-active), competitive (rather than cooperative) .
  • What are you a warrior of?
  • How can you live from Peace-in-Action?
  • In what ways are you starting fresh and authentic, now?
  • Where are your partners? What / who is a good match and compatible with you?
  • How can you turn competition into cooperation?
  • How can your autonomy benefit from synergy and win-win?
  • What does it mean to aim for ‘best of both worlds’, rather than worlds clashing?
  • Where can the inner war (where we battle with ourselves and ‘inner enemies’) find an end?
  • How do you find harmony this Spring?
  • What does it mean to be in ‘right relationship’ with others, with the world, with your purpose, with….?

How can we be the ‘Warriors of Balance and Peace’?

Negotiation of synergistic win-win exchanges can be very rewarding.

Nobody is ‘an island’, and we are all interconnected and can help each other.

And when we pro-actively give to somebody else what we want for ourselves (love, appreciation, help…) we tell the Universe that we are in that vibration, and as we exude that we attract. We don’t have to ‘fight for it’.

Life is a dance, rather than a battle field.


The LI – AR Nodal Axis comes ‘Full Circle’ for YOU if you have your ‘Nodal Return’ = were born with AR SN – LI NN:

Oct 1939 – Apr 1941

May 1958 – Dec 1959

Jan 1977 – July 1978

Aug 1995 – Feb 1997

You are probably familiar with the themes of authenticity / autonomy without aggressiveness, skilful negotiation, incentive for win-win partnerships, fair and balanced exchanges (Did I say it was easy? Rewarding if you do engage there), as a life theme.


Whether you are in the LI – AR Nodal Axis group or not:

Where is for you the LIBRA – ARIES Axis?

Is something imbalanced where LIBRA is in your chart?

What’s with the balance of giving and receiving, of activity and rest, of pursuing and attracting, and of the ‘Feminine’ and ‘Masculine’ there?

How can you be in partnership with others, with nature, with celestial energies?


MARS in TAURUS (ruled by Venus) since March 31 until May 11 can help us with owning our physical container, anchor the abundant Aries activation. Slow down, in grounded sensuality: Smell the blossoms, cook the food, enjoy being IN the body.


Let’s see what the Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 14º24′ LI / Lunar Eclipse has to say:

15º LIBRA (also right in the middle of LI!):



Not quite circular… 🙂

Keynote: Coming to terms with the inevitability of establishing steady rhythms of social activity.

In his early course, “Symbolical Astrology”, Marc Jones sought to concretize this abstract image by speaking of “machinery parts, new and circular.” It is far better, however, to face the image in its most general sense, as he himself did later on. It is because of everyday activities, whether in the home or in the business, inevitably tend to repeat themselves in circular fashion that it is necessary for the individual to have rest times during which s/he can be released from repetitive patterns. It is only when the individual has fully attuned to, and in a sense identified with the vast planetary and cosmic rhythms of the universe, and thus free from emotional and group tensions, that s/he can act serenely and at peace along ‘circular paths’.

At this … stage… we find an abstract image which can be interpreted in a positive or negative manner. We deal with repetitive activity; but that activity may either bind or free the consciousness of the actor. It can mean boredom or TRANSPERSONAL PEACE in action.”


Indeed: Now is the Time to integrate and balance out the recently activated rapid changes that have been breaking down and purging old, dead ways of being, and catapulting us into the NEW, and to attune with natural rhythms and natural laws.

Natural Peace-in-Action can follow.

A good perspective.


The Total Lunar Eclipse Axis squares PLUTO.

Chick Hatching

In other words: it creates an almost exact T-square with Pluto (see chart) which works itself through the coming week.

The Pluto focal point in mid CAP, and the fact that Pluto is stationary this month (to go retro on April 16) makes the Total Lunar Eclipse very ‘Plutonic’. Does that sound scary? Let’s demystify that too.

Pluto serves as a powerful ‘outlet’ for the Eclipse.

Dynamic Balance and New Choices are catalyzed when we follow the evolutionary process to let old contracts, old ‘matrixes’, old outlived structures organically ‘expire’, and are reborn as the Change, also on behalf of our lineage, our biological, spiritual, and karmic ancestors. They don’t want us to walk in their footsteps of conditioned limitations, and they are here to help us evolve. We can invoke their support.

Check it out where it feels no longer ‘secure’ to be loyal to and live by limiting structures that are breaking down now or that we are ‘picking’ ourselves free from within. What would be sustainable, long term choices that are due now?

DO something significant. BE the Change.



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