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MERCURY Retro (July 7 – 31) in LEO – CAN – LEO: The Mind at Play – Cosmic RE-lief & Seasonal Toolkit

1 Jul

Dear Cosmic Friend!

 

Lots of shifts, inner and outer, in these first half of 2019, and over the last weeks…
Do you find that too?

Time to REflect, integrate and absorb – with MERCURY retro!

MERCURY has already traveled through CANCER from June 4 – 26.

 

Wheat Field Trip with Cloud Companions in my Bavarian Homeland – Photo by Melanie June 2019

 

Have you been in a mode of communicating from a caring, nurturing, compassionate, gentle place, with and on behalf of the family, tribe, children, the human family, and the family of all sentient Beings?
And literally: Have you talked to your Tribe? And to ‘others’ as if they were in your Tribe – because we ultimately are?!


For me, it’s been an epic Journey to my home country Bavaria, where language and mentality felt immediately very family-ar.

Lots of memories, and re-connections with family & friends!

Even though, MERCURY entered LEO on June 26 seems like there are still Cancerian realms to be re-visited and re-connected with, for another 3 1/2 weeks (July 19 – Aug 11 in retro-to-direct mode)!
Wow – that’s altogether a 7-week Journey of MERCURY in CANCER (really long – to be revealed why cosmically ‘prescribed’…)

 

MERCURY the Communicator / Messenger / Alchemist Planet is already in SCORPIO…since Oct 3 and will be in the most magical and transformational Zodiac energy until Dec 9! 9 1/2 weeks (ha – remembering that very scorpionic film?) is quite a record time for MERCURY in one sign.

Have you been in a mode of communicating from a caring, nurturing, compassionate, gentle place, with and on behalf of the family, tribe, children, the human family, and the family of all sentient Beings?
And literally: Have you talked to your Tribe? And to ‘others’ as if they were in your Tribe – because we ultimately are?!


For me, it’s been an epic Journey to my home country Bavaria, where language and mentality felt immediately very family-ar.
Lots of memories, and re-connections with family & friends!


Even though, MERCURY entered LEO on June 26 seems like there are still Cancerian realms to be re-visited and re-connected with, for another 3 1/2 weeks
(July 19 – Aug 11 in retro-to-direct mode)!
Wow – that’s altogether a 7-week Journey of MERCURY in CANCER
(really long – to be revealed why cosmically ‘prescribed’…)

 

What you find in this extensive / never comprehensive MERCURY Retro article:

  • Going with the Flow of MERCURY retro…
  • What’s Special about this MERCURY Retro in LEO – CANCER – LEO?
  • MERCURY’s Moves, and Dance with other Planets during its core retro phase in July
  • 7-Phase Sequence of the MERCURY Retro Timeline
  • Timeless and Timely MERCURY Retro REminders
  • My Seasoned MERCURY Retro Tips & Seasonal Tool Kit 

 

Going with the Flow of MERCURY retro…

Technology, traffic / transport and communication glitches (or surprises!) sneaking in again lately?
Oh man, definitely happened for me, when I was going in delay loops to catch my overseas plane from Gatwick on June 26 – juuuust made it (was that ever a thrill, with Angels & Miracles involved, for sure!

Huge gratitude for the support of the winged ones to help me grow wings after all!).

No way? Are you telling me…..?
YEP, the inevitable is happening again:

MERCURY doing its retro somersaults again…

Another MERCURY Retro phase is coming UP, and already gearing UP!

In early LEO – late CANCER – early LEO this time (from 4°28′ LEO back to 23°57′ CAN, to be precise), from July 7 – 31.
This time wrapping around the ‘Creativity / Inner Child Point’ in the Zodiac.

Those of you who’ve read my MERCURY retro support REport (or even advocacy) over the years know:
M-r isn’t necessarily ‘BAD’ news, as pop Astrology would have it.
And hey – perhaps M-r is ‘even’ an overdue and cosmically well timed de-conditioning!

In a nutshell, with M-r, the Archetype of the MIND is operating differently / ‘unusually’, and tuned-up into a ‘New MERCURY’ (hey, what’s that???).


Have you noticed?
We’re already in the build-up (or rather: slow-down) phase!
Our good old messenger / trickster friend MERCURY has since Summer Solstice been in the pre-retro ‘shadow’
(i.o.w., crossed the 24° CANCER mark from which it will go direct again at the end of M-r, on July 31).

On June 26, MERCURY entered LEO (where it’ll be – in the early part only) until July 19.
Since Fri June 28, MERCURY is in
 stationary (very slowly moving) ‘U-turn storm’. 

And on Sunday July 7, MERCURY will ‘officially’ start its seasonal retro loop which goes technically until July 31, and rolls out completely until mid-August.

So, the whole month of July is under M-r influence.
Take it easy on the Summer holiday ‘plans’, and don’t get wrapped up in ‘loops’ that are directed by mental over-identification. It’s a good time to chill, go on a Summer RE-treat and RE-laxation, re-connect with dear ones, and catch up with lost & forgotten creative projects – a la CANCER.

 

What’s Special about this MERCURY Retro in LEO – CANCER – LEO?

As MERCURY goes retro in the early part of fiery LEO (with an ARIES undertone) plus, MARS the ruler of ARIES goes into LEO later today July 1 the energy shifts to a passionate & assertive warrior tone:
What are we now and still called to ‘roar’ and speak up about? Because we love and care for it / them?!
Of course, Mother Earth and all her Beings come to mind and heart immediately.
Esp. as I hear quite acutely from friends and family about more extreme early Summer heat waves and thunder storm ‘releases’ in Europe and elsewhere!
The way how ‘the system’ is treating Planet Earth isn’t sustainable, rather destructive, and can’t go on (SATURN retro / PLUTO retro / SN in CAP – being ‘exposed’ by the Full MOON / Partial Lunar Eclipse on July 16 and opposed by M-r in CANCER).
We have to find new ways of Being.
Because we love and care for the Earth, and all her Children.

And there are sooo many creative opportunties!
Let’s spread the news, and connect brains and hearts with one another!
Not so much from a place of protest and NO to what we don’t want anymore (the SATURN / CAP side).
But from a loving, caring YES (the CANCER side) – when we belong together we create together!

Time is precious (SATURN in CAP) – let’s share it with words of Love and Care.
Time to let our Hearts speak!

 

MERCURY’s Moves, and Dance with other Planets,
during its core Retro phase in July, and into August

 

Image Credit: Pexels 

 

JUNE 26
MERCURY entered LEO for the first time (until July 19).
Speaking from a heart- and soulful place, and in the LEO name of Living Life Lovingly!

 

JUNE 28
MERCURY in LEO went into pre-retro ‘storm’.
Take it easy on ‘plans’.
Get ready for synchronicities and synch’ with the flow & dance of life.

 

JULY 4
The MOON in LEO meets stationary / pre-retro MERCURY.
What are you passionate about?
Watch for ego attachments, and go for play & fun instead.

 

First half of JULY
MERCURY pre- and retro at the beginning of LEO (while MARS will be also in early LEO) almost in exact Fire Trine with stationary (going retro on July 8) CHIRON in early ARIES, and almost in exact square with URANUS in early TAURUS.
Experiment what it’s like to drop your attachment to a position.
Re-connect with the Inner Child. Notice how much people’s responses / reactions to one another originate in unconscious / unhealed Inner Child themes. Be compassionate with yourself and with them.
Speaking authentically and lovingly from the Heart and Soul
(maybe in a way you haven’t in a while and wouldn’t otherwise?) is Healing for All. 

 

JULY 7
MERCURY (at 4°28′ LEO) goes retro, until JULY 31 (back to 23°57′ CAN).
The Mind at Play… MERCURY retro in LEO is really a playful & mischievous Trickster.
MERCURY is considered ‘in Fall’ in LEO – because the mind can be soo easily hijacked by the ego. M-r is the chance to show us that we ‘show off’ and present a facade mostly because we’re actually insecure and seek attention to feel loved…

 

JULY 8
MERCURY freshly retro meets MARS in early LEO.
Having fun and showing it is cool. Bragging and beating others over the head with how ‘great’ you are is likely an over-compensation.

 

JULY 19
MERCURY retro re-enters CANCER (July 19) – time to reflect on memories and impressions, and their effect on your thinking-feeling mind.
M-r in LEO – CANCER – LEO is a good time to observe how your mentality and resulting communication is influenced by how safe (CANCER) and loved / loving (LEO) we think & feel we are.
Where have those basic needs been missing in childhood?
What gives you Love and Safety from within?
Who are YOU, beyond these impressions / expressions?

 

JULY 21
MERCURY retro meets the SUN on the CAN-LEO ‘Creativity Cusp’ –
Half-way point of the M-r Journey = ‘Day of Enlightening Insight’ / a ‘New Mercury’ is born.
The mind in service to the Heart and Consciousness.
What are your realizations about the quality of ‘mind’, memories, and reflections, and how can you express / maybe write or talk about it now?

 

JULY 24 
MERCURY retro in CAN meets VENUS.
Caring, loving communication… because you know…

 

JULY 30
At the end of its M-r Journey, in slow turnaround mode, MERCURY meets the dark MOON in CANCER, and goes almost exactly opposite PLUTO retro in CAP.
See the contrast between the Old and Transforming World and its shadows of commodification, exploitation, judgment, put-downs, ‘success’ at the expense of Nature, and the loving, caring, compassionate ways of Being & Creating.
A natural Retreating, Releasing
 & Clearing Energy…

 

JULY 31
Less than an hour after the New Moon in LEO (‘Living from Love’), MERCURY in CANCER goes direct again.
May the inward-backward turning and home-coming lead to a renewed way of seeing and interacting with the World – our Home!

 

AUG 8
MERCURY post-retro leaves the stationary ‘storm’.
Integration of the adjustment time – back into the ‘real world’, with a regenerated sense of self.

 

AUG 11
MERCURY out of retro (re)enters LEO (until Aug 29).
Show your Colours. From an authentic place.

 

 

Blessings for this Mercurial Immersion Time!

 

That’s the short version of / dip into my take on this upcoming MERCURY Retro.
If you’d like to dig deeper, and go with the full menu, keep on reading:

 

 

7-Phase Sequence of the MERCURY Retro Timeline 

  1. Pre-retro shadow – started on June 21. Mercury in the Epimethean phase.
  2. Pre-retro stationary / ‘storm’ – started on June 28.
  3. Mercury technically retro – from July 7 on.
  4. Mercury meets half-way in retro the SUN – a ‘New Mercury’ is born, a.k.a. ‘Point of Enlightening Insight’ – on July 21 – Promethean phase starts.
  5. Mercury direct again – on July 31.
  6. Post-retro stationary / ‘storm’ ends – on Aug 8.
  7. Post-retro shadow – until Aug 15.

 

The first half of M-r (phases 1. – 4.) is the Epimethean phase, RE-minding us of ‘old stories’ – which doesn’t have to be a ‘bad thing’ to overcome, it can be an important RE-flection inducer ;-).
And, as always, we learn so much from history / herstory, esp. with the CANCER tone of early childhood / family themes.

The second half of M-r (phases 4. – 8.) is the Promethean phase – where the new insights and connection with Spirit and Consciousness lead to new inspired direction – a very auspicious time.

 

MERCURY went into so-called pre-retro ‘shadow’ on June 21 (it passed for the first time the Zodiac point (24° \CANCER) from which it will after the retro phase go direct / forward again, on July 31).
Have you been noticing ‘foreshadowing’ themes since then of what might come up during M-r (re: home, belonging, needs, feelings)?

A good time to be fluid as quicksilver, RE-sponsive to higher intelligence, and to trust the ‘messenger from the future’, via intuition and precognition.
Perhaps you’re already having clarifying heartfelt communication and contemplation around ‘neglected’CANCER / LEO related themes (belonging, home, connection with the ‘tribe’, safety, caring & loving, strength, creativity, self expression…
).

 

MERCURY Retro in the Starters

On June 28,
MERCURY entered its stationary ‘storm’ period (moves very slowly), i.o.w., starts to go into ‘U-turn’ mode.

A time to also slow down the regular fast and busy mind that likes to multi talk / task.
‘Regular’ communication affairs might start to become ‘tricky’, ‘chaotic’, ‘complicated’ and ‘messed up’, but only from the perspective of the ego that likes to seize control via the mind.

MERCURY in ‘zigzag mode’ suggests being in flux and at ease, while swiftly and swimmingly / surfingly, changing course as necessary. Ironically, it can lead to a more auspicious outcome than the ‘on dead-end course’ that the mind assumed is ‘the way’.

 

7-Circle Classical Labyrinth by Helen Rowlands – reminds me of a brain

In the actual RETRO PHASE July 7 – 31 the mind is geared to turn inward-backward and moves may be paradoxical, like in a labyrinth. Very CANCERian too…

As always, the MERCURY retro cycle starts with the ‘Epimethean’ phase (first half – until July 21) where old (epic) stories, memories, and patterns show up for REasons yet unknown, REvealing themselves in the journey.

With the LEO /  CANCER energy of M-r, it’s good to stay in a joyful, child-like, magical mode, invite unexpected insights, a world of synchronicities, look at things again, in a fresh way, and: get retro-actively creatively inspired (by the past, by something overlooked). 

 

At the half-way point of the M-r phase (June 21 this time), MERCURY crosses paths with the SUN:
A new ‘New MERCURY’ (like a New Moon in the monthly SUN – MOON conjunction) is born – which happens 3 times a year.
It’s time to REgenerate the mind (MERCURY), become more conscious, follow Spirit and the Heart (SUN).
It is also called the ‘Point of Enlightened Insight’.

The second half of M-r (July 21 – 31!) is the ‘Promethean’ phase, where new insights and new Consciousness can be more easily creatively carried forward.

 

Here’s to a bright, liberating energy for break-throughs into more Freedom – from mental patterns, for a whole new way of showing up and being present with what IS, and simply: Freedom (beyond from and for)!

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

 

Prometheus surrounded by the Ring of the Zodiac – Rockefeller Ctre, NYC

 

Timeless and Timely MERCURY Retro REminders

 

Under M-r., ‘usual’ thinking and communication patterns are being questioned, and it appears at times as if there was a trickster / little devil at play.
Actually, we have a chance now to see the inner mental trickster that’s been there all along, camouflaging and going unnoticed.
The challenge is not to get frustrated when things don’t turn out the way YOU thought they ’should’, according to the ego.

During M-r, experiment with, practice, and hopefully also integrate for later going with the flow of things in an intuitive way, and taking everything as a learning experience (learn from the Inner ‘Divine’ Child, with M-r in LEO-CAN-LEO)
That might mean changing your mind when you get the impulse / signal / intuition for an alternative course, being open to and curious about ‘creative detours’ that might lead to unexpected turns, and making unusual connections, rather than going with comfort, routine, and habit of your adult Self.

Rather than getting wrapped up with linear, habitual, and often self-limiting ways of dealing with information and communication channels and modes, an ‘unorthodox’ approach can open you up for serendipity, synchronicities, and lots of fun.

 

Let’s compassionately ask ourselves (M-r):
“How can I get out of the busy mind now, and shift  to Openness, Creativity, and Play?”
“What does my Inner Child need right now? How can I be a caring Mentor to him / her?”
“What would Love say or do??”
The guidance reveals itself with the question…

Let’s stay as mobile (like quicksilver, the MERCURY metal), adaptable, and unattached to ‘plans’ / agenda as possible.
MERCURY is a very light, youthful, fresh, fun-loving punster and Coyote / prankster energy.
It looks at the fun and also meaningful side of unusual twists and turns, and even likes to facilitate those. Aligning with that mode makes us happier and more at ease – not only – these days. 

Bring on these spontaneous twists, unintentional new-found puns, and creative fun realizations!
While being
 mindfully present and clear.

When it comes to committing to something long-term consider that it might not be ready to be definite yet. Yet you can make a choice to be in a vibration that attracts the perfect match that you easily recognize and connect with.
Give yourself time. During M-r new information streams in which can alter our outlook on things. Often, after the M-r phase we have more information which gives a different picture, based upon which a good choice becomes clear.

If we did commit prematurely and aren’t flexible to back off again easily, we might say, “Oh, if I only had known… I wouldn’t have changed course… and didn’t have to untangle complications.”

 

As always with MERCURY retro, clarify communication whenever possible:

  • Say things several times in a different way / language to make sure there’s no misunderstanding in a fast / distracted context. 
  • Talk in a caring & loving way (CANCER – LEO), not in a cold mechanical one.
  • Ask questions that intuitively come to mind (which might clarify an otherwise held assumption!).
  • Choose the most direct medium and tool available (meet and connect in person or at least via online video rather than over the phone, or email / message), which helps with a clearer and more holistic communication, mimic, body signals – more ‘channels’ are involved and signals are conveyed in person rather than on the phone, or via mutual messaging / e-monologue.
    And who knows what else might come up and be addressed when you take the opportunity to actually meet and talk?

 

If you become mercurially frustrated, maybe it’s because you needed to learn something about the nature of the human mind and its extensions as in: technological equipment which now, more than usually, seem to have ‘a mind of their own’…
Consider that computers, phones, and tech gadgets are servants and tools, and that their efficiency also depends on the (hopefully relaxed and detached, savvy and inventive) mind of their ‘master’. You don’t want to become a stressed-out slave of coordination and communication.

It might also become apparent during M-r that our tools and pieces of technical equipment magically morphically mirror the mind WE are in, even ‘simply’ by breaking down and being ‘on strike’ when we humans need ‘a break’ anyway.

Give your tools and tasks proper mindful and single-minded care & attention, one at a time, instead of attempting to multi task and ‘efficiently’ orchestrate everything simultaneously.
The electromagnetic field of computers and the human mind dialogue in an interface.
To keep it all smoothly operational, don’t impose any potential extra stress onto your nervous system nor on your computer.

 

Notice signals showing you need to be relaxed and mindful, assume nothing, drop your (under M-r evident, otherwise hidden) expectations and assumptions.
Foremost, trust the infinite Intelligence of the Universe, ‘even’ as it might take you on wild and ‘crazy’ journeys that you apparently haven’t signed up for. 🙂

 

Under M-r talk to people from the past who come to mind and whom you haven’t heard from in a long time (or ‘new’ yet familiar people whom you’ve just met and intuitively ‘clicked with’).
M-r also tends to bring back unfinished communication business from the past, esp. from previous M-r phases (last one in March 2019).

 

What happens quite often under M-r :
We receive / intuit a potentially interesting message for others that’s worth sharing and passing on – to whom it may concern. Go ahead and ‘randomly’ deliver/ spread it to others who need to hear that information and inspiration (without your personal agenda)!
We’re prompted to connect two or more people with one another – because we can. Who knows where it leads?
So, keep collecting communication karma cookies, by being the random messenger & connector of kindness!

 

Gibbons at Play – 1427 Painting by Xuande Emperor(!)

Back to Basics & Buddhists:
Be mindful, and observe the phenomenon mind from a ‘meta’ level.
Like, by asking yourself:

Why am I really saying this?
Who’s the one thinking and talking here?

If we don’t do from time to time this ‘mental hygiene’ our inner ‘devil’s advocate – disguised as M-r – out tricks us, subconsciously ‘sabotaging’ our plans, second guessing ourselves, and constellating circumstances that make us back off from our original intention. So important to check what we’ve been doing with our brain – or rather, what the brain has been doing with us all along.

The Buddhists call the day-to-day mind that busies itself with all kinds of ‘chatting’ and inner stories, lists, and dialogues, the ‘Monkey Mind’ Trickster which, like a monkey, jumps from one tree (of interest and attachment) to the next, and is never quiet, unless we observe the movement, and thereby naturally calm it.

 

My Seasoned MERCURY Retro Tips & Seasonal Tool Kit 

 

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

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

It usually takes a week or so to adjust to the different mode.
Hopefully, you’ve taken it easy on the pre-retro shadow phase (since June 21), rather than being ‘pulled into’ the wild ‘storm’ (since June 28), or apparently stationary stuckness (can be either and both, in paradoxical trickster fashion).

 

2) Be mindful, and lead from what’s here-now. 

There’s a tendency for the mind to be distracted and all over the place, to loose and misplace things and thoughts that later have to be RE-trieved again in your ‘inner house’.
Avoid getting scattered and disorganized, collect the mind ‘pieces’, be present with any situation and function ‘at hand’, and don’t loose sight of what practically works and matters. The apparent priority of urgent ‘little’ things and ‘small stuff’ can easily be a distraction and waste of energy.
Practice coming back to the Here-NOW.

 

3) Retro is an inwards / backwards oriented energy.

M-r is a good time to RE-treat, and RE-visit meditation and mindfulness.
Also an excellent chance (if not necessity) to deal with ‘old unfinished business’, ‘loose ends’, and to clear communication themes from the past, often carried over from a previous M-r time (last one March 2019).

 

4) Every M-r phase is a great time to actively pursue basically everything that starts with ‘RE-‘, esp. RE-sidual communication.

Like: re-assess, re-align, read, re-treat, re-pair, re-boot, re-group, re-consider, re-arrange, re-place, you name it…
One RE-ason for me pointing out all these RE-activities:
During M-r (which also has a karmic undertone), we less likely get away anymore with being sloppy, and with procrastinating or neglecting RE-sidual communication issues with people from the past. They come up like a mirror. Talk about what RE-ally matters, with love & care a la LEO / CANCER.

 

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

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

 

6) Be mindful & compassionate how you communicate with others.

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

 

7) Be clear and precise with commitments and agreements.

Double-check whether you’ve been understood correctly, and RE-peat / RE-phrase back to them too. Avoid signing an agreement before you have all the necessary information (often only after MERCURY retro is over, or at least half-way, meeting the SUN = July 21!).

 

8) MERCURY Retro RE-minds us…

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

 

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

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

 

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

With the LEO – CANCER flavour, re-connect with people whom you have a natural familiarity with, and with whom your encounters are playful, even childlike – so healing for your Inner Children!
Trust your intuition, and let yourself be surprised by what shows up when you speak to them.

 

11) The themes and areas of life (partners, children, career, groups, etc.) that THIS retro phase brings up for YOU…
…depend on the Planet/s and House/s that M-r activates in YOUR personal birth chart, in other words where CANCER / LEO is situated.

I’m happy to check that out for and WITH you – either in a quick hint, or in a focused (or longer) session at this occasion if more is going on for you…

 

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

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

 

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

 

14) Enlightened Insights, anyone…?
The Day of Enlightened Insight – when M-r meets the SUN on the exact half-way point of the M-r phase is in this round on JULY 21 – check out what epiphanies and paradigm shifts occur round this day!

 

15) If you would like to know…

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

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

 

 

© 2019 by Mercur-elanie 😉 

 

Wishing us all a Happy & Playful MERCURY Retro Summer 2019!

 

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Happy Birthday, New York City!

15 May

Guess whose birthday is today, May 16?
Well, yeah, I gave it away in the title – and I’m HERE now!

Since I feel very connected to New York City, and at the very least I find the City fascinating, and since I got ‘her’ birth chart(!), and since I visit her these days:  Here’s to honour and celebrate HER – not only, but definitely: TODAY!

 

New York Above Gotham

 

There are a few dates and times for the ‘Birth of the City of Dreams’ and ‘Big Apple’, depending on which event is considered the initiating one.

In 1625, Fort Amsterdam was designated the capital of the province of New Amsterdam, the colonial Dutch settlement which would later become the City of New York. The first Dutch settlers actually arrived in the region in 1624, and the town of New Amsterdam was incorporated in 1653.
The City of New York  was consolidated at a flag raising to the top of the pole over City Hall at 00:00 midnight of 1 January 1898.

So, what about May 16 then?
393 years ago, on May 16, 1626 a historic purchase was made (very TAURUS – very PLUTO / SUN / VENUS in TAURUS actually – see chart below): Peter Minuit bought Manhattan Island for 60 gilders (value of something like $ 1500 today) from the Lenape tribe – or, as the story goes, ‘made gifts for the use of their land’. And what a legendary ‘land use and development’ it’s become! We’ll see some of this theme in New York’s chart.
Maybe the first, definitely the biggest capitalist / land speculation coup in history – a pretty famous one anyhow. And now – she’s the capital of capiral
Never mind the indigenous wisdom:
You belong to the Earth – the Earth doesn’t belong to you. 

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Photo: Wall St. Bull (Wiki)

But, as history has it, humanity had to take a ‘detour’.
And Manhattan owes its ‘birth’ to this historic deal:

It’s May 16, 1626 chart sports PLUTO / SUN / VENUS in TAURUS (the sign of the Settler, the Land, the Bull, assimilation, purchases, money, value…. and yummy things like APPLES in the Garden of Eden).

 

So, let’s take a look at the chart, and what it tells us.

Whoa…. soo much encoded in it, so many stories in these Archetypes – worth of much deeper and broader research and exploration.
But hey, let’s get the ball, or shall I say: Apple, rolling, on ‘HER’ Birthday:

 

 

 

  • With the time I have for the transaction, 9:33 am EST, the Rising sign is proud and glamourous LEO, ruled by the solid TAURUS SUN – ‘coming out of’ PLUTO, and next to VENUS, in the 10th / 11th house. EARTH is the predominant element.
    But that’s just the first glance…

 

  • What a powerful (overpowering?) purchase (PLUTO / SUN / VENUS in TAU) – given the VALUE of the land, as history has shown.
    Let me put it in neutral terms: A model to the world (10th house) of what transforming and developing the potential of the land value(PLUTO in TAU) can do. And proudly showing it (LEO Rising) to the world. Definitely not shy. Definitely Celebrity City.

 

  • Early LEO has an ARIES undertone – pioneer spirit shows. NYC has always been so innovative and creative. Here is where the individual can rise and shine – if…. they also got something potent, valuable, and attractive (PLUTO / SUN – Ruler of the AC / VENUS) to put out to the world.

 

  • The AC on the CAN / LEO cusp is also the Spirit of Creativity and Welcome! (MOON / SUN ruled). Both definitely signatures of the City – with the hallmark of the Statue of Liberty.

 

  • SUN / VENUS in late TAU on the 10th – 11th house cusp: Purpose (10th) for the future (11th), from the perspective of 1626, was – with the human PLUTO shadow attached – to create something ever so attractive, through craftiness, ingenuity, and smart, skillful work(late TAU has a VIRGO undertone). The VIRGO undertone also brings us to the Sacred Feminine.
    You probably know that the Statue of Liberty was donated by France in 1886. Researchers speculate its intentional, masonic placement was, in short, invoking the Egyptian Goddess Isis! Lots of fascinating material out there.

 

  • On that note, NYC’s North Node ‘happens to be’ on the ‘Sphinx Point’, also in early VIRGO in ‘her’ 2nd house, next to SATURN: A mandate for NYC to: “Know yourself!” Know what you can do, be in integrity, and don’t loose energy by getting pulled into others’ agenda (South Node in PI in the 8th house).
    Well, there have been more than a few fishy, shady, criminal things going on in NYC’s history that made her infamous… yet, ‘cleaning up’, esp. in the 1990’s became the talk of not just the town but a model of what’s possible. Check out this City Journal article. In the 1990’s, NYC had its Nodal Return in VIRGO, and also SATURN, URANUS, and NEPTUNE were moving through ‘her’ 6th house in CAP. Serious clean-up business.

 

  • Re: Early VIRGO North Node, with SATURN, reminds me immediately also of Woody Allen’s movie Manhattan (which I first saw in German, called Der Stadtneurotiker – the City Neurotic – which is what early VIRGO can also turn into, ha-ha!). Woody Allen has a SAG SUN and VIRGO Rising. Makes sense, with his humour. No wonder he is / was one of NYC’s movie trademarks.

 

  • The MOON in late CAP (with the VIRGO undertone), in the VIRGO related 6th House – NYC had a CAP MOON Lunar Return earlier today too (rare on a birthday): Well, lots of hard work that pays… in the end, if you have resilience, perseverance, and… know the right people – a trine to the SUN / VENUS on the 11th house cusp.

 

  • The City that never sleeps (MARS in cozy CANCER in ‘her’ 12th house), and always strives (the MOON – ruling CANCER – in CAP in ‘her’ 6th house).

 

  • NYC’s MOON connects with the U.S. PLUTO in late CAP, both transited by PLUTO, for the first time in history in 2020 – 2022 – a development that can change everything… A major political event? An Evolution that’s already under way…. ? How well do we use resources and time???! Maybe a Revolution at the same time, since the NYC MOON, and the U.S. PLUTO are on the ‘Prometheus Point’ in the Zodiac, where CAP turns into AQUARIUS – rules by… URANUS. Prometheus bringing the ‘Fire of the Gods’ / the privilege of the Elite to Humanity.

 

 

‘Golden Boy’ Prometheus at the Rockefeller Centre NYC, surrounded by the Zodiac belt. Prometheus the Awakener is the Archetype related to the Planet Uranus!

 

  • And in contrast: There’s also ARIES, namely: NYC’s Midheaven, recently transited by URANUS: The spirit of innovation and revolution…Technologically, start-ups, new wave of entrepreneurs, and: Women’s March. URANUS in ARIES (2011 – 18) has brought lots of fast paced innovation, and acceleration of processes, big time via technology, but also in general, for human consciousness. Wake-up calls, and awakening spirit. Independence is a big theme there for URANUS on NYC’s MC.
    More Uranian square activation for the U.S. PLUTO to come, this year, mixing things up, for outmoded controlling forces and structures. Liberty!
    So much fast paced, competitive energy on the ARIES MC – if you can make it there… yet, perhaps nowadays not JUST NYC anymore – the Uranian spirit is everywhere…

 

  • Speaking of URANUS, it sits on NYC’s 2nd house cusp in LEO – thank Goddess for eccentricity, and unique creative ways of standing out! We love you for that, Big Apple!
    The Total Solar Eclipse over the U.S. on Aug 21 will be on NYC’s URANUS – a new beginning for Liberation and Independence of Self Expression!

 

  • JUPITER / NEPTUNE in LIBRA in ‘her’ 4th house – City of Dreams – Dream BIG!
    So many hopes (JUPITER) and dreams (NEPTUNE) have brought so many people from many cultures (LIBRA) to New York. And what a cultural and art scene there!
    Plus: The ‘energy exchange’ of the original deal between Peter Minuit (which means midnight in French) on the ‘midnight point’ of the chart, represess to the land and ‘home’ itself, was a big time (JUPITER) give-away (NEPTUNE) / gain. Speaking of ‘balance’!!!

    New York will have ‘her’ JUPITER return this Sept (first contact was already in Jan / Feb) – goes to show, LIBRA’s notion for fairness, justice, and balance is also BIG this year – now that could lead to a whole political discussion…

 

  • Lastly, the NYC CHIRON in late PISCES in ‘her’ 9th house also returns (every 50 years!) 2017 – 18. The ‘melting pot’ for people from across the world. Once again, we see how vulnerable one can be when looking for a new shore, or simply: surviving. 

 

Let’s be compassionate. We are all in this together.

 

New York City Night Map

 

 

Birthday Blessings to NYC, and to the NEW YORK SPIRIT in all of us!

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

 

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AQUARIAN Times Ahead – via the SUN (Jan 20 – Feb 18), MERCURY, LILITH, and the New Moon (Feb 4)

19 Jan

AQUARIAN Times Ahead!

After a phase with SO much rock-solid CAP EARTH, most concentrated round the Partial Solar Eclipse on JAN 5 / 6, and NO AIR in the Astro-elemental realm (except for LILITH in AQ and the MOON) since early Dec(!), AQ is a welcome and uplifting energy, as the most solid & rocky Earth of CAP turns into Aquarian AIR.

 

Up on the Rocks, liberating fresh Air. Photo by Melanie, 2018


A Swiss client of mine who was born on this CAP – AQ cusp literally climbs up mountains, with his parachute / flying device, to glide around and down. He describes this as his ultimate Freedom.

The zodiacal season shifts this weekend from rock-solid CAPRICORN to airy AQUARIUS (happens yearly on JAN 19 / 20, dependent on your location). 
I like to call the cusp energy ‘Prometheus Point’ (Prometheus is the mythological Archetype for the Planet URANUS which rules AQ), or, in plain English: ‘Community Builder Point’. 

 

This year, the SUN crosses over the ‘Prometheus Point’ and enters AQUARIUS on JAN 20 at 1:00 am PST – just 20 hrs before the CAN / LEO SuperMoon / Wolf Moon TLE on SUNday JAN 20 eve!
Yes, the CAP / AQ cusp can have also a cold and icy ‘Lonely Wolf’ energy – if we haven’t found our like-spirited ‘pack’ yet.
The Total Lunar Eclipse in early LEO – AQ shows us how important is is to bring our healthy Self Love and authentic Creativity into Community.

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Mountain Joy in Switzerland – Visit in 2010

What comes after attaining mastery, and ‘making it’ – when, let’s say: CAP is content with its accomplishment (hmmm, is s/he ever? Always dealing with that notion!)?
Well, up on the summit of the mountain, literally, or symbolically: of career and mastery the AIR is thin, and it can get lonely.
But, hey, there are others too on the same, or on ‘their mountain’, and we can connect with them as a team, or like-spirited friends – a big notion of AQ is cooperation and friendship.

 

And if  the ones ‘on top’ are ruling and running the show, the Promethean aspect of the CAP – AQ cusp kicks in: 

Prometheus – the Archetype of URANUS

Prometheus climbed up Mount Olympus, seat of the gods / the elite, to bring the Fire of illumination to Humanity, was punished though by the gods for his hubris, and chained on a rock.
Only an encounter with  Wounded Healer Chiron who acknowledged that everyone should have access to ‘the Fire’ set him free.
Divine inspiration 
and enlightenment are available to everyone!


Let’s connect!
The social factor comes in again
(as with all AIR signs), and we realize we need one another and can’t build a community by ourselves. Hence, social groups and circles of like-spirited humans come together, in / as a network, either physically, or through the Aquarian ether-net – which took off when NEPTUNE and URANUS were in AQ, from the mid-1990’s to early 2000’s.

Speaking of the www (which almost looks like the AQ symbol!) – it also shows up as an ‘ether wave’ in the Johfra Bosschart AQ painting below.

The Planet URANUS which rules AQ is the Astro Archetype associated with Prometheus.
URANUS is presently (2011 – 2019) in ARIES, has just changed direction from Earth perspective on JAN 6, and goes now direct again.

Lots of impulses for true awakened liberation from within are in the collective field, and you probably notice them in your personal life too, esp. if you have AC / MC, SUN, MOON, or Planets in late AR, CAN, LI, or CAP.
The Total Lunar Eclipse on JAN 20 / 21 on the CAN / LEO – CAP / AQ axis catalyzes also URANian liberation and renewal via a T-square active well into 2019.

 

Big News:
URANUS will fully change signs this year (after a ‘trial phase’ last year) – and go over the ‘Settling Point’ into TAURUS on MARCH 6, 2019. 

A Wake-up Call for us Earthlings… and for new ways of collaborating innovatively with the Earth rather than continuing to exploit her. A call for new energies, and for being in new ways in our own Earth body.
Lots of us are also feeling called to – at least experiment with – living at a new location on Planet Earth – perhaps closer to Nature.

Co-building (still a rather CAP concept) in liberated, egalitarian Community is actually rather: Sharing of Energy, like the AQ ‘Water / Energy Bearer’ – incl. FREE energy that’s available to everyone.
With URANUS in TAU (2018 / 19 – 2026) what’s called The Sharing Economy will become more common place.

 

If you have Planets / AC / Nodes on the CAP / AQ cusp you might identify with the Promethean story and the Archetype of URANUS, and be here to dedicate ‘your work’ to the liberation of Humanity.
Esoterically it’s called Light (AQ) Worker (CAP). I like Light Leader better – leading by example (CAP), rather than doing the work ‘for them’.

In the CAP / AQ field we realize that our own work and achievements only go this far. Cooperation in Community of Light Leaders is Key.

URANUS Rules AQUARIUS Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

I love how in the richly symbolic painting by Johfra Bosschart the Aquarian ‘Water Bearer’ / ‘Energy Provider’ pours Prana over the 7 Lotus blossoms.

Perhaps a pointer to Chakra activation, which opens us up to cosmic energies, naturally liberates and empowers us – whoever we are.

 

What does the SUN in AQ 2019 (JAN 20 – FEB 18) shed Light on?


Literally, on the MOON, with the Earth Shadow exactly in-between the SoLunar sphere, at the Total Lunar Eclipse, at the very 1st day and degree of AQ, on JAN 20 / 21.

Some of the old and cold ‘Lone Wolf’ CAP / AQ themes are on the way out, while summery, warm, loving, nurturing CAN / LEO Goddess qualities are supported to take the lead. They’re needed and welcome IN community, society, and Humanity.

 

JAN 29
Day of the MERCURY / SUN Union –
the one furthest away from MERCURY retro (from March 5 on), and MERCURY moves fastest now. Yes, MERCURY will be also in AQ, ‘only’ JAN 23 – FEB 10 – see below. 

From that day onward, MERCURY will be ahead of the SUN in the Zodiac before it gets ‘lassoed-in’ under M-r. Even though it’s a time for brilliant thoughts and brain storms we also need to watch  for the mind not to take over and take precedence over Spirit and the Heart, represented by the SUN.

 

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with IMBOLC / Brigid’s / Candlemas, Ostara / Spring Equinox, Beltane, Litha, / Summer Solstice, Lughnassadh / Lammas, Mabon /  Fall Equinox Halloween / Samhain, Yule / Winter Solstice.

FEB 1 / 2
IMBOLC / Brigid’s / Candlemas.
Mid-Winter is reached, and the first signs of Spring come forth. A time to honour the Season. Beautiful inspirations from The Goddess and the Green Man here.

 

On FEB 4 will be the mid-AQ (Imbolc) NEW MOON – leading to the Chinese New Year of the Yin Earth Pig, starting on FEB 5.
The AQ NEW MOON links up with MERCURY / LILITH, both also in AQ.
A wildly refreshing and liberating energy, post the ‘rocky’ CAP vibes over weeks.
Stay tuned for the AQ NEW MOON / Chinese New Year blog post.

 

FEB 7
The SUN in AQ sextiles JUPITER in SAG.
A double call for Freedom, from the two largest celestial bodies in our Solar System. Freedom to be with your People, and Freedom to Move – from the Heart.

 

FEB 17
At the very end of the Aquarian Journey, the SUN sextiles URANUS, Ruler of AQ, and presently at the very end of ARIES (where the SUN is super strong). 

Freedom to be YOU. Authentic as the Awake Self.

 

And what’s with MERCURY’s Trip in AQ this Year (JAN 23 – FEB 10)?

As you probably know, MERCURY is exalted (comes with ‘honours’) in AQ – since AQ helps the mind to be free, inter-linked, systemic yet out-of-the-box, innovative and collaborative. 
As mentioned, MERCURY is now fastest too, and furthest away from the retro phases, plus, meets and passes the SUN, on JAN 29.
End of JAN is an excellent time for getting together, brain storm, co-create in projects with your team, or your group of friends, and for new and freer ways of seeing things.

 

FEB 3
MERCURY in AQ sextiles JUPITER in SAG – both strong in their signs.

Chances are, inspiration is high, opening you up to see win-wins, and excellent opportunities to take travelling, storytelling, writing, journaling to the next level. Yes,  a great time to be on it with your online presence – it might reach just the right people who continue to weave the web with you.

 

With the AQ NEW MOON on FEB 4 comes also the yearly union between MERCURY and LILITH, both being met by the MOON on that day too. 
What does it mean to be in your ‘wild and free Nature’?

 

FEB 7
MERCURY in late AQ sextiles MARS in late ARIES.

Don’t just think and share those brilliant ideas – get going and act on them.

 

FEB 9
MERCURY sextiles its transpersonal ‘higher octave’ URANUS, the Ruler of AQ, now in late ARIES.

Primed for paradigm shifts and brilliant experiments that can take you to the next level. Keep the connections going, and the ball rolling.


FEB 10
MERCURY enters PISCES where it’ll be for a loooong time, until APR 16.

You guessed it… because it’ll go retro in PI, MARCH 5 – 28.
More about MERCURY’s Surf Season in an upcoming timely Astro~News blog post.

 

By the way, I’m being asked quite often, and you might wonder too:

Is the AQUARIUS AGE already here? Or when does it start?

No clear-cut ‘scientifically correct’ answer for this – very Aquarian.
Yes, according to astronomical calculations the AQ Age starts when the Spring Equinox point will move (always backwards, and very, very gradually) out of PISCES and into AQ – apparently in the year 2597 – faaaar ahead.

But for one thing, there are ‘overlaps’ in the constellations.
And there are other indications, besides the ‘mere’ calculations.

Over the last 20 years, we’ve seen a ‘preview’ of what the AQ Age could be about:

  • URANUS and NEPTUNE were united in AQ in the late 1990’s – they have 84- and 165-year cycle, and a conjunction in AQ is super rare.
    What happened then?
    Personal computers became accessible for everyone, and the Internet took off, and changed our social, communicative, and work world forever. In the meantime, the Internet is omnipresent, in any area of life, and continuously being developed! 
  • PLUTO (with its 248-year cycle) will go into AQ in 2023 / 24.
    There’s a big time AQ Evolution coming up. 

    Looks like Humanity really needs to and can cooperate much more than ever.
    Since things get intense and extreme with PLUTO, we can also see a lot of alienation and encapsulation, social awkwardness, and other side effects of the technological self-sufficiency… 

    Endeavours of replacing humans with robots will increase, and perhaps a massive ‘Space Age’ will break out, with settlements on other Planets, if Earth becomes uninhabitable – whoooaah!

Let’s already / any time co-create with the AQ energy, be innovative (URANUS / Prometheus, the AQ related Planetary Archetype loves that), connect with like-spirited others in integrity, and cooperate in Circles and Community into the future, a future ON Planet Earth, I’d propose.

 

Blessings for the AQ Times!
Needless to say (I do it anyway):

Astrology is an Aquarian Art.

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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‘Stormy’ URANUS in late ARIES goes direct on Jan 6: Awake and Present in the NOW.

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Prometheus NYC

 

The New Year starts with URANian Fireworks!

Prepared by MARS having entered ARIES on DEC 31 / JAN 1…
…and on the day of / after the New MOON / Partial Solar Release Eclipse in CAP on JAN 5 / 6, URANUS goes from retro (since AUG 7, 2018) direct / forward again, on JAN 6

URANUS has been in ‘turnaround storm’ already since round the Winter Solstice – have you noticed?
When that happens, the Archetype becomes a focal point.

URANUS is the Archetype of Prometheus the Awakener, bringing ‘Freedom from the Known’, or simply ‘Freedom that has no Opposite’.

‘Wild Card’ URANUS in late ARIES forms a sharp cardinal T-Square with the karmic Nodal Axis, presently in late CAP (South Node) to late CAN (North Node).

Liberation, to be authentic and free, as in:
Freedom from old burdensome heavy, taxing, systemic fear and control structures (CAP South Node, close to PLUTO) which we might have even internalized.
Freedom for being true to ourselves, taking care of our needs, being gentle, compassionate, and playfully-creative (CAN North Node) rather than productivity driven and always running out of time (CAP South Node).

Even and especially a Freedom beyond ‘from’ or ‘for’ – which is still conditional. Love this pointer by J. Krishnamurti suggesting, true Freedom is Freedom without an opposite.

With URANUS changing direction, there’s a climate of wake-up calls, unpredictability, surprises, even shocks, paradigm shifts, and out-of-the-ordinary experiences. The URANian ‘station’ and activation of its Archetype is in effect and noticeable all through JAN, activating both Eclipses on JAN 5 / 6 and JAN 20 / 21.
Re-invent yourself!
Awaken from a CAP mode of being slave to a system that eats up our time and energy, and into full-on Presence with what IS & Presence in the NOW.

URANUS is also related to erratic weather patterns, and shows when all kinds of systems are ‘out of whack’. Presently as I’m writing in my cozy home there’s a wild and intense rain storm going on outside.

 

RETRO FREE Phase!

Once URANUS goes out of retro (on JAN 6) there will be a phase without a major Planet retrograde until early MARCH (when MERCURY goes retro again) – woohoo!
A good time to start the year with outer manifestations which can accelerate quite magically these days (propelled by MARS and URANUS in ARIES).

 

URANUS will be met by MARS (every 2 years) on FEB 12 at the very end of ARIES, while CHIRON will enter ARIES on FEB 18.
Early / mid FEB can be full of erratic, rebellious, revolutionary, accelerated energy, yet also prone to momentum for Freedom. Take it easy on your nervous system, and on technology.
Channel the energy into stepping into action with something you might have had on your back burner – just do it, and give yourself permission for a liberating breakthrough. 

 

URANUS is one of the big astrological NEWS MAKERS of 2019:

On MARCH 6, URANUS will fully enter TAURUS (until 2025 / 26).
It already temporarily already ‘tried on’ TAURUS from MAY 15 – NOV 6, 2018 – see blog post Wake Up, Earthlings!
Earth Changes?

Changes in the Economy? In the monetary system?
Chances are, yes and yes and yes, and more…

And with URANUS, it’s always about expect the unexpected.

So we definitely hear more about URANUS mid-FEB and from MARCH on.
Stay tuned.

 

Check out the SUN, MOON, and Planets in Motion 2019 Overview that I posted also today – a neat reference list with URANUS and all the other ‘Cosmic Players’.
And join our 2019 Astro New Year’s Parlour on Jan 9, if you’d like to co-explore your trends in a group of like-spirited stargazers!

 

Wishing you an exciting Start into 2019!

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 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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Cuspy Full Moon in GEM – SAG (Nov 22 / 23): Voice Your Heart Truth, and Move with it!

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Dear Astro~News Friend in Spirit Connection,

Horse Hug – Photo by my Friend Otto Heitzer

 

That’s BIG and Exciting – and many of us have been already tuning into this Massive Energy Field:
Tomorrow Thu Nov 22, the SUN follows JUPITER over the PHOENIX Point into SAG.
Thu is JupiterDay, and it’s U.S. Thanksgiving – both SO SAG / JUPITER.
The SUN / JUPITER union will follow shortly, on Sun-Day the 25th!
Gotta LOVE the Heavens-as-on-Earth alignments….!

JUPITER since (Thu!) Nov 8 in its own realm of SAG invites us to find our Heart Truth, and generously share our Spirit and Gifts with the World.

That’s not all, because the reason for the season of the ASTRO~NEWS is the FULL MOON, happening 20 hrs after the SUN’s entry into SAG.
I.o.w., the MOON will be on the first degree of GEM when exactly full.

Both SUN and MOON will be cuspy.
Plus, 5 more Zodiac cusps are activated through the Nodes, VENUS, CHIRON, and URANUS – see below, in and under the Full Moon chart.
And, we’re moving out of the fixed holding pattern, into very mutable Zodiac field across the board – as the Full Moon chart also shows:

The Nodes are freshly out of fixed AQ – LEO, and now in CAP – CAN, MARS left AQ, and is now in PI, JUPITER came out of SCO on Nov 5, after 13 months in it, the SUN follows tomorrow, and the MOON will be out of TAU in GEM just shortly before the FULL MOON.

Bottom line, lots can get unstuck now, shifting and moving, onward and upward!

…just after this almost-Full Moon that’s been very strongly fixed in TAU yesterday and today Nov 20 / 21 – bringing the deep SCO season to a ‘harvesting’ completion.
And showing us where our desires or aversions can turn into attachment that causes suffering to ourselves and others (as the Buddha teaches too…) and needs to be processed for the sake of all.


The MOON will be still in TAU for most of tomorrow Nov 22 before she ‘grows wings’ in GEM at 8:10 pm PST, just 1 1/2 hrs before the FULL MOON at 9:39 pm PST.

The early GEMINI energy has also an Alchemy flavour:

  • How does the (TAUREAN) ‘food’ (intake on all levels) ‘taste and smell’, and what’s been ‘cooking’?
  • Which fragrances do we move toward now?
  • What’s the ‘fragrance’ and what are the ‘sounds’ (literally / symbolically) that are being released through the process we’ve been in?
  • Making sounds and breathing into what’s been going on, perhaps breathing new life into what’s been stagnant and stuck can be helpful instinctual bodily and symbolic movements.
  • What are the messages and signals (GEM) of the body (TAU) we’re receiving and giving off?
  • What’s been stagnant and stuck, or ‘fermenting’ and come to fruition to find a voice now?
  • What’s growing wings now, and ready to take flight?

 


Here’s the Yin-Yang Phoenix – on top of the allegoric Gemini painting by Johfra Bosschart. 
You’ve seen it before – maybe in a new light now (under MERCURY in SAG, and in the context of the GEM – SAG Full Moon).

More and more people have found their Twin (GEM) Flame (SAG) – a theme that’s also related to this Full Moon – which may heighten the chances to connect – or re-connect (under MERCURY – ruler of GEM – now retro in SAG), if the flame is (re-)ignited through certain signals (or maybe a secret Soul Code).

 

Time to FREE things up – and see them in a new LIGHT.

  • Maybe by rising above the ‘creepy-crawly’ dimension we’ve been stuck in, burning off what doesn’t serve anymore and has fulfilled its purpose – esp. when we look at it clearly, and notice the space between us and ‘it’.
  • Maybe by honouring the dark, ‘hiding’, and holding places we’ve been in, taking us deeper than we might have chosen, but importantly so.

What helps us shift from ‘being in the dark’ to moving forward, and trusting the Journey that Life is?
What is it that ignites the Heart and Spirit in these seasonably darkest times (in our Northern hemisphere)? 
What can we trust, and move forward and through the dark days with?

 

Jupiter Rules Sagittarius –Painting by Johfra Bosschart

The SAG Hermit carries his Soul light lantern – always shedding light on the path right in front of him…
Reminds me of a quote:

“Qu: How do I know whether I’m on the right path?
A: Just look down where your feet are.”
(must have been coined by a SAG – CAP person…. ).

The SAG Centaur (according to a mythological story the transcended ‘Wounded Healer’ CHIRON) is the embodied connection of Animal (an animal with a Big Heart that-is!) with Conscious Human, shooting the arrow ignited / fueled by Zeus’s (JUPITER’s) thunderbolt to the Heavens. 
Animal – Human – Divine, in ONE.

A simple formula / reminder for the SAG Spirit.
The inner Heart Fire is the Divine Ignition, that carries us forward, and our Spirit into the World….
Maybe – quite often actually – the result / in the context of what’s called a ‘Healing Journey’
(which may continue… it doesn’t need to have a destination).

 

Let’s take a look at the FULL MOON chart!

The MOON will be culminating in her Fullness at 9:39 pm PST tomorrow Nov 22 (12:39 am EST on Nov 23).

See the SUN / JUPITER alignment on the ‘Phoenix Point’ in early SAG? 
The two biggest bodies of the Solar System aligned in that area of the heavens – what a gravitation! Where you see the SUN these days is also JUPITER.

It’ll takes the SUN 3 days after the Full Moon to catch up with and pass JUPITER (on Nov 25 / 26). 
From then on JUPITER will rise again before the SUN (call it ‘New JUPITER‘). We won’t see JUPITER in the early morning for a while yet, though.
Yet, it’s a Solar initiation of JUPITER into SAG – in case you haven’t noticed the ‘Phoenix’ / SAG energy so strongly yet in the last weeks.
May we rise in Spirit, Heart guided and with clear seeing!

Not far from SUN / JUPITER:
MERCURY, now retro a bit further in early SAG, is being in this first half of M-r ‘lassoed in’, to meet and go behind the SUN next Tue Nov 27 = ‘Day of Enlightened Insight’ aka ‘New MERCURY‘.

The first half of M-r (since Nov 16) a.k.a. Epimethean phase can (esp. in SAG) bring out ‘old and told stories and beliefs’ which are coming to the forefront of the mind – only for us to acknowledge them for what they’ve meant, and how they might have made sense in the context of the past.
But we’re outgrowing them, inevitably, as we’re finding deep Inner Truth and Freedom.

I.o.w., so much Phoenix Rebirth Energy nowadays… 
When you feel stuck in the ‘Labour’ or ‘Birth Canal’ of it trust the process. This too shall move!
And with the consciousness of the Old we can’t quite perceive of the new and lighter yet. It’ll look differently on the other side.

 

What’s with all the Zodiac Cusps being activated?

 

  • The PHOENIX Point – as of tomorrow on the SAG side! – , with the SUN (enters SAG on Nov 22 at 1:01 am PST), JUPITER, and MERCURY retro.
    Shifts with the ‘New JUPITER’ and ‘New MERCURY’ over the next week, as in:
    Rebirth of Spirit, and of a clear seeing Heart-Mind.

    MERCURY retro will go again over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into late SCO from Dec 1 – 12, to dive into deeper motives and magical zones (SCO) that inspire us (SAG).

 

  • The South Node is now at the end of CAP, while the North Node is at the end of CAN. 

    The Nodal Axis shifted recently, on Nov 16
    , with the Lunar South Node (SN) on the CAP / AQ ‘Society/ System / Witnessing Point’ (aka ‘Prometheus Point’= the Rebel / Innovator bringing the Fire of Freedom to Humanity, another story….) and Lunar North Node (NN) on the ‘Creativity Point’ (CAN / LEO).

    The ‘air can get thin’, and it can get icy, cold, and lonely, on top of the mountain where we understand and witness…

    We’ve reached an imbalance of overly ‘watching / witnessing’ (AQ / CAP) – perhaps immature narcissistic ‘drama queens and drama kings’ playing out their unresolved childhood stuff (CAN / LEO), and giving them / this stuff energy through attention while getting drained – and it gets old. This imbalance needs to shift.
    Otherwise not-so-great CAP effects
    (feeling heavy, burdened, depressed, judgmental, resentful…) can easily kick in – symptoms showing something’s out of balance.

    How about stepping away, and unplugging from this position (should you have put yourself into it), incl. the over-engagement with watching other people in a way that’s ‘sensationally’ tempting but drains your energy?
    Social media doesn’t help / is part of the problem, esp. if it’s a substitute that replaces social engagement with real people in a lonely ‘plugged-in modern world’ that just reinforces the system.

    And how about instead – with the freed-up energy – playing and being creative (CAN – LEO NN) like / with the Inner Child?!
    And dancing as if nobody or everybody watches (what’s the difference – if you’re childlike?)?
    Because you can, and because you care. Because taking care of your needs gives you new energy you can bring into the picture with others.
    Yep, a fresh cuspy shift right there.

 

  • MARS is now freshly in early PISCES (Nov 15 – Dec 31) encourages us to go with the flow, surf the cosmic waves, adapt to the energies that come up, ride them out, and channel ‘action’ into release, relax, and letting go….
    Ha, esp. in the Holiday craze – excellent antidote to otherwise Piscean ‘Tsunami’ overwhelm – beware of that one, take it easy, and be in the flow.

 

  • CHIRON presently retro is in late PISCES – moved back over the ‘Emergence Point’ from ARIES where it’s been since mid-April until end of Sept, and is now back in late PI until Feb 18, 2019. A ‘CHIRON-ic Immersion’ for its last phase in PI (where it’s been since 2010 / 2011).
    CHIRON will go out of retro on Dec 8 – a stationary focal point in the first half of Dec, pointing us to what the oceanic immersive, reconnective, and regenerative ‘Medicine’ is for / in us that changes our vibration and helps with a fresh genuine presence.
    Remember, CHIRON in ARIES offers the Medicine of being the Authentic YOU.

 

  • URANUS retro is also backtracking nowadays, for one more phase at the end of ARIES where it’s been since 2011.
    URANUS has already ‘shaken up’ and awakened TAURUS (doing its job as the Archetype of the Awakener) as in: Us Earthlings, in relation to Mother Earth, and to our sensate body, mid-2018.
    URANUS on the TAU side of the ‘Settling Point’ has been obviously rather un-settling, yet helping us be free from dullness, stagnation, comfort traps, attachment, complacency, and for a new way of embodying Spirit.
    Now back in ARIES, URANUS brings fresh Spirit of experimentation to how we show up.
    Just do it, says ARIES, and be alive, new, and in the NOW.
    URANUS will go out of retro = direct again on Jan 6, the day after the CAP New MOON / a Partial Solar Eclipse, on Jan 5.
    Hence end of Dec to mid-Jan will be quite Uranian, bringing wake-up calls and paradigm shifts.

 

  • VENUS in late LIBRA – post her retro journey in Fall, and now re-newed as the ‘Morning Star’ Goddess / Divine Feminine – helps us choose, and engage relationally (LIBRA), based on our intrinsic values.
    VENUS will once again on Dec 2
     (already happened this Fall, due to her retro journey) dive over the ‘Tipping Point’ cusp into SCO where she’ll dwell until Jan 7 / 8.
    So yeah, make a choice that’s a good match and don’t be afraid of the magic and change it brings.
    VENUS on the ‘Tipping Point’ will oppose URANUS on the ‘Settling Point’ once again (# 3 of 3) on Fri (VenusDay!) Nov 30.
    The freedom of choice…

 

  • The FULL MOON on the TAU – GEM cusp which I call ‘BodyTalk Point’ or ‘Voice Point’ calls us to respond to the messages and signals of the body, and give a voice to what’s been ‘sitting there’.
    Asking good questions helps….
    As does following the Path of the Heart that SAG points us to so strongly now…

 

 

Sending Love, Light, and Joy – on your Path, and in the Cosmic Dance!
Melanie

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Come over to TREAT TIME Offers in December, to treat yourself or a Loved One to an Astro Session for the Holidays, esp. for an Outlook into the New Year!

 

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Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
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Next up:
Astro New Year’s Parlour on Dec 27

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

 

 

Experiment with the New YOU! URANUS retro re-enters ARIES (Nov 6 – March 6, 2019)

4 Nov

Prometheus, the Greek hero associated with the Planet URANUS, capturing the fire of spirit and creative inventiveness from the Gods for Humanity.

One last phase of URANUS in ARIES is coming up over the Winter, before it finally ‘lands’ in TAURUS next March – until 2026!

Experimental URANUS has tried on TAU this year for exactly 6 lunar months, since the DAY of the the New Moon in TAU (May 15), and on the day before SCO New Moon (Nov 7) it will retract from the Taurean realm.
What an amazing alignment – ‘just like that’…!

URANUS has been in ARIES since March 2011 – and is usually 7 1/2 years in a Zodiac sign.
This ARIES ‘wrap-up phase’ at the very end of the fiery ‘initiator’ / ‘instigator’ Archetype can stimulate accelerated newness, esp. technology and start-ups
(yep, we’ve already seen so much of that during UR in AR), innovative experimentation, and a bold ‘get the ball rolling’ initiatives, as well as unprecedented momentum to think and live outside the box / Matrix.

BE fresh and new and in the Awake NOW that has no comparison.
The New YOU is where it’s at.

 

Next UP for URANUS retro in ARIES this season:

 

  • On Nov 30, VENUS, freshly out of retro (from Nov 16 on) at the end of LIBRA (on the ‘Tipping Point’) will oppose URANUS (for the 3rd time that-is, since it already happened (# 1) on Sept 12 when ‘she’ had barely entered SCO, and again (# 2) just last week, on Oct 31, with VENUS retro, again from early SCO.
    Wow, triple VENUS – URANUS activation on the ‘Tipping Point’ (VENUS) & ‘Settling Point’ (URANUS) – that sounds like there’s been unfinished business between the Love Goddess and the Liberator.
    When we truly love ourselves and come from the Consciousness of Love (SUN – VENUS / ‘New VENUS’ being activated via VENUS retro) we don’t need to ‘rebel’ / run away / split / oppose ourselves to others to be free.
    Freedom arises through the Love that IS – and it (re)arranges relationships as needed.

 

  • URANUS retro in late ARIES squares the Lunar Nodes in late CAP (SN) – late CAN (NN) from mid-Nov to mid-Dec, exact Dec 2 / 3.
    A rare triple cuspy T-square, with URANUS on the ‘Settling Point’, the South Node on the ‘Collaboration / Systems / Society Point’, and the North Node on the ‘Creativity / Inner Child / Playfulness Point’.
    What can this add up to?
    Tension between a (perhaps old pattern of) investing too much energy into group efforts that aren’t really ‘cutting it’ (perhaps you’re taking too much on, or are with groups or part of a society run by on old ‘operating systems’
    ) – while fresh energy is coming in and welcoming you to be creative, loving, playful, and (self) caring in new ways.
    Sometimes it takes a liberating paradigm shift…
    JUPITER from the SAG side of the ‘Phoenix Point’ trining the North Node supports you in being on your uplifting path and in your Truth.

 

  • On Feb 3, 2019, VENUS at the end of SAG goes into Fire Trine with URANUS (by then direct again) in ARIES, and on Feb 13, MARS at the end of ARIES meets and passes URANUS.
    Very adventurous and uplifting energies.
    The MARS / URANUS connection in MARS’s ruled sign can unleash quite erratic and unpredictable, at best liberating breakthrough energies. Viva la Revolution!

 

Wishing you a liberating, rebirthing Uranian season!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

VENUS and the SUN enter AQUARIUS (Jan 17 & 19), and MERCURY follows on Jan 31: Prometheans & Light Leaders, Unite, in Cooperation!

15 Jan

AQUARIAN Times Ahead!

Right after the late CAPRICORN New Moon (Jan 16 at 6:17 pm PST), first VENUS (on Jan 17 at 5:54 PST), and then the SUN (on Jan 19 at 7:09 pm PST) cross over the ‘Prometheus Point’, and enter AQUARIUS!


VENUS will be in AQ not quite a month, until Feb 10.
The SUN will be in AQ as ‘usual’ from Jan 19 – Feb 18.


This year, the AQ season will see also AQ Eclipses, as the South Node is in AQ – until Nov.
There’ll be a Total Lunar (Jan 31) and a Partial Solar Eclipse (Feb 15 – also the eve of the Chinese New Year).

After a phase with SO much EARTH, and NO AIR (except for the MOON) since mid-Dec(!), in the Astro-elemental realm, AQ is a welcome and uplifting energy, as the most solid & rocky Earth of CAP turns into Aquarian AIR.

 

Up on the Rocks, liberating fresh Air. Photo by Melanie, Jan 15, 2018


A Swiss client of mine who was born on this CAP – AQ cusp literally climbs up mountains, with his parachute / flying device, to glide around and down. He describes this as his ultimate Freedom.

On this cusp, we might have ‘done the work’ / accomplished our purpose (if that’s ever possible), and feel FREE.

Prometheus – the Archetype of Uranus – Bringing the Fire of the Gods to Humanity

Mythological Prometheus climbed up Mount Olympus, seat of the gods / the elite, to bring the fire of illumination to humanity (was punished though by the gods, and only an encounter with  Wounded Healer Chiron who acknowledged that everyone should have access to ‘the fire’ set him free).


So yeah, if you have Planets / AC / Nodes on that cusp you might identify with this story, and also be here to dedicate ‘your work’ to the liberation of humanity.
Esoterically it’s called Light (AQ) Worker (CAP).
I like Light Leader better – leading by example (CAP), rather than doing the work ‘for them’.

And here we realize that our own work and achievements only go this far.
Cooperation in Community of Light Leaders is key.
VENUS, and then the SUN in AQ help us attract others who’re also doing their work, and would be good matches for us, for cooperation, community building, and  convergence of communities.

Maybe some of these contacts have already been activated… happened for me lately where I was asked by 3 community leaders to engage in cooperation with them – yay!

The AIR is thin, in those great and established heights, and it’s cool out there.
I.o.w., in the old (!) world hierarchical, patriarchal paradigm – which thankfully is changing, complements PLUTO in CAP – it’s been an ‘elite’ place that’s a) hard to access, and b) there might not be many good matching people out there, and c) they’ve already established their system, and their circles.
Hope you don’t buy into this anymore, because: The times, they are a-changing. 


With VENUS leading on, and the SUN following into AQ this week, it would be good to expose yourself to groups and networks that you’re genuinely interested in cooperating with, to increase the odds for meeting ‘them’.
So much easier nowadays with the Aquarian online web world! 

 

URANUS Rules AQUARIUS
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

By the way, I’m being asked quite often, and you might wonder too:

Is the AQUARIUS AGE already here? Or when does it start?

No clear-cut ‘correct’ answer for this.
Yes, according to the astronomical calculations the AQ Age starts when the Spring Equinox point will move (always backwards, and very, very gradually) out of PISCES and into AQ – apparently in the year 2597 – faaaar ahead.

But for one thing, there are ‘overlaps’ in the constellations.
And there are other indications, besides the ‘mere’ calculations.

Over the last 20 years, we’ve seen a ‘preview’ of what the AQ age could be about:

  • URANUS and NEPTUNE were united in AQ in the late 1990’s – they have 84- and 165-year cycle, and a conjunction in AQ is super rare.
    What happened then?
    Personal computers became accessible for everyone, and the Internet took off, and changed our social, communicative, and work world forever. In the meantime, the Internet is omnipresent, in any area of life!
  • PLUTO (with its 248-year cycle) will go into AQ in 2023 / 24.
    There’s a big time AQ Evolution coming up. 

    Looks like Humanity really gotta and can cooperate much more than ever. Since things get intense and extreme with PLUTO, we can also see a lot of alienation and encapsulation, social awkwardness, and other side effects of the technological self-sufficiency…
    Endeavours of replacing humans with robots will increase, and perhaps a massive ‘Space Age’ will break out, with settlements on other Planets, if Earth becomes uninhabitable – whoooaah!

Let’s already / any time work and create with the AQ energy optimally, be innovative (Uranus / Prometheus, the AQ related Planetary Archetype loves that), connect with like-spirited others in high-level integrity, and cooperate in community to co-create into the future, a future ON Planet Earth, I’d propose.

 

Next UP, this Year and Month:

MERCURY will also pay AQ a visit, between Jan 31 and Feb 17 – when, as a grand finale, it aligns with the SUN, just before both enter PISCES.

MERCURY is ‘exalted’ in AQ – the energy it can operate best in:
Our thinking can be more systemic and out-of-the-box, crystal clear and detached, concerned with the greater good, forward-thinking, team-mind, brain storming, aiming at cooperative, innovative solutions.

 

MARS will be this year for a very long time in AQ this year:
May 15 – Aug 15, and Sept 10 – Nov 15!

Why so long?
Because of the MARS retro phase from June 26 – Aug 27 (back into end of CAP).

What are endeavours that really serve the system, the greater good, and humanity???
More about this major transit of 2018 closer to the date.

 

Blessings for the AQ Times!
Needless to say (I do it anyway):


Astrology is an Aquarian Art.

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2018

 

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