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ARIES – LIBRA Thanksgiving Full Moon (Oct 13): Be Fully YOU, and Bring Your Authentic Nature & Love-Power into Partnership!

11 Oct

Dear Astro Activated Friend!

Boom!
The ARIES MOON is on now – since 9:46 pm PDT, and you know what that means:
She’s revving UP for her exact Fullness, opposite the LIBRA SUN, on Sun-Day Oct 13 at 2:08 pm PDT.
Just before the Canadian Thanksgiving (Mon Oct 14) – a Thanksgiving Full Moon!

Phewwww – soo much coming to fruition this season, since the LIBRA New Moon (Sept 28) and last Full Moon in PISCES – VIRGO (Sept 13)! Seems like we’re ripe for a whole new way of Being (very apropos ARIES) and Being with One Another (very LIBRA)!
Feeling it?

The warm and golden October SUN and the crispy-fresh MOONlit nights this week have been such a beautiful gift of contrast and balance.

 

Balance and Freshness by the Water (and what a way of being a West-Coast child!) – Photo by Melanie

 

The first Full Moon in Fall is coming up!
Not the Harvest Moon (the Full Moon closest to the Fall Equinox) which was already on Fri Sept 13.

Yet (with every Full Moon and esp. with this one!!!) it’s a good time to check in, what’s coming to Fruition, in this Harvest time!
MERCURY soon retro in SCO and ‘Harvester’ SATURN in CAP who likes inventory would agree.
And hey – SOO much has occurred and ‘fallen into our lap’ since the last Harvest Moon on Sept 13 – do you find that too?
It’s been one of the most intense and occurrences full-filled months of the year.

Clearly a call for clarity!


Lots of cosmic shifts and com-motion mirror and map the themes that have been coming to consciousness through all these cosmic activations –

Here are the EIGHT most important ones:

Hubble: Elegant Saturn Sequence

SATURN in mid-CAP went direct on Sept 18 (until May 10, 2020):
Now, what ARE we Building?

The turnaround of the ‘Ringed Reaper’ made September quite a SATURN month!
Harvest
(an association with karmic SATURN), foremost Spiritual Harvest – also the Sabian Symbol of the PI – VIR Harvest Moon on Sept 13 – , has been a BIG theme this lunar phase from Full Moon to Full Moon. 
SATURN in CAP calls us to use time and all our innate & ‘harvested’ resources (experiences are resources!) for the highest purpose. Would be worth checking where SATURN is punctuating your chart these days, and what the ‘cosmic coach’ SATURN suggests.

 

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with the cardinal Turning Points of the Equinoxes and Solstices, incl. Mabon – Fall Equinox

Sept 23: Fall Equinox / Mabon – Perfect Balance?
The seasonal & timely prime theme since the SUN moved into LIBRA is
 Balance – Balance – Balance… Let’s hold space, and find inner Balance, these times when it’s more than ever required. Wise choices result.

LIBRA Super New Moon (Sept 28) opp. CHIRON –
Seeds of Peace, Balance, and Healing

Let’s keep watering them with the Cancerian Care of the North Node! ❤ 

 

The LILITH & NEPTUNE Union in PISCES (Oct 1) squared JUPITER in SAG –
Wave of Nature-All Heart Connectedness

Wave of Overwhelm, and / or of Unity in the Web of Life?
And that fits also beautifully with the Sabian Symbol for the ARIES – LIBRA Full Moon (below)!

 

PLUTO (New Horizons Mission 2015)

PLUTO in CAP went direct / forward on Oct 3: POWER to Change!

PLUTO-in-CAP is still in stationary U-Turn mode until mid-Oct, and a crucial ‘Player’ in the ARIES – LIBRA Full Moon – which will be in T-square with PLUTO!
MERCURY (on Sept 26) and VENUS (on Sept 30) from late LIBRA have squared PLUTO, reminding us that POWER has to do with making wise choices and finding a good match – for various purposes -, resulting in peace, balance, and harmony.
Has that transformation been going on in you already & showing you what it takes to activate Power to Change, and what needed to change in you to get there?
Via the Full Moon, the SUN in LIBRA and MOON in ARIES will now square PLUTO – extra catalysts for Power to Change.
More about those effects and its Medicine below, under the Full Moon chart.

 

Image: Butterfly Freedom – Pexels

MERCURY moved (also on Oct 3!) for 9 1/2 weeks into SCORPIO (until Dec 9)!
Prepping us for Taboo Talk, Intimate Conversations, and RE-activating our 6th Sense.

The Full Moon is a catalyst for MERCURY going into pre-retro shadow – the retro phase starts on Oct 31!

MERCURY opposed URANUS (once a year) on Oct 3 – wild card / liberating shifts in thinking and communications.
Have you been intuitive, innovative, and rolling with unexpected, incl. surprise news. No rush to ‘run with them’ though, esp if it’d come out of a ‘shock response’.

 

Blooming in the Dark – Photo by Melanie

On Oct 8, VENUS also crossed over the Alchemy Point into SCORPIO:
How deep is your Love?


Tomorrow Oct 12, VENUS in SCO opposes URANUS retro in TAU
(ruled by VENUS) – which happens only once a year.

It also funnels into the Full Moon! 
Intimacy vs / and(!) Freedom in Relationships.
Freedom from the ‘Known’, from old habitual patterns that we’re attached to (either via comfort or because of unprocessed pain) and continue to attract from, until we set ourselves free. Or otherwise, Divine / Inner Soul Intervention (a Uranian thing) offers to free us.

 

Mars in Libra – Artist unknown

MARS, the ruler of ARIES, is another major cosmic player these weeks.
It’s been travelling close to the SUN this Summer (and passed by the SUN on Sept 2) which heated up the overall atmosphere.
Now, MARS is freshly in LIBRA
 (also since Oct 3, until Nov 18), ignites our Passion for Peace, Balance, Fairness, Justice, and Synergistic Partnerships, yet also turns up the ‘volume’ that pushes us to make authentic, bold, and ‘assertive’ choices -a big theme this Full Moon.

MARS opposed CHIRON in
(MARS ruled) ARIES on Oct 8 (technically ‘over’ but still rolling out until after the Full Moon). Suddenly emerging vulnerabilities (even emergencies?) call for well considered action and inter-action.
When MARS squares SATURN on Oct 27 there will be tests of responsibility & authority around choices, and when it squares PLUTO on Nov 5 it’s about choices that represent deeper change and power from within.

 

Voila – here is the chart for the exact ARIES – LIBRA Full Moon on Oct 13, at 2:08 pm PDT:

 

Can you spot the T-square of the Full Moon axis to PLUTO in CAP?
Exact to the degree – very pronounced.
PLUTO which only 10 days before the FM turned direct is the catalyst for soulful change.
And SATURN with the South Node is close to PLUTO too
(they were even closer this Spring, and come actually together on Jan 12, 2020) – demanding evidence of change that the world needs now. The time has come.

Obviously, things have come to fruition – personally (esp. if you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in the cardinal signs of ARIES, CANCER, LIBRA, or CAPRICORN I bet you’re affected), interpersonally (it’s a Full Moon!) and transpersonally / collectively / societally (PLUTO).

They call us to a New Way of Being:
Showing up authentically (ARIES), meeting all our relations (LIBRA) as we truly are, and coming from a place of maturity, integrity, and intrinsic Soul Power (PLUTO in CAP)
.  
SATURN with the South Node in CAP ‘on the side’ help us muster timeless ‘old fashioned’ virtues, show up as our true best selves, be resourceful and resilient, while bringing an end to patterns and conditioning of doing things the old outmoded and likely hard ways. High time for saying NO to being taken for granted, disrespected, or outright abused – the ‘Old Empire’ IS expiring.

 

Let’s see what the 

SABIAN SYMBOL for the Full Moon 

wants to show us:

Sparrow in Winter – Pixabay Photo by Susanne Jutzeler 


The Full Moon will be at 20°13′ ARIES – LIBRA.

ARIES 20°:
“A YOUNG GIRL FEEDING BIRDS IN WINTER.

KEYNOTE: Overcoming crises through compassion.

Nature’s seasonal rhythms imply an oscillation between living and dying. Through creative imagination humans can “fly over” the cycle, and discover means not only to escape from the fatality of seasonal decay or deprivation, but to assist other living entities to survive through crises. Migrating birds fly south (cf. symbol of Aries 12°), but by establishing a partnership with other creatures unable to escape wintry deprivation or death, a human being can maintain the life of the spirit (symbolized by birds) steady through all crises if, like a “young girl,” one is widely open to the promptings of love and sympathy.  

At this fifth stage of the symbolic sequence we witness human activity motivated by sympathy overcoming the seasonal phase of impotency. Life potency in nature spirits reaches a higher level in the human being.
The theme is THE TRANSMUTATION OF LIFE INTO LOVE.”

 

What a ‘simple’ (CAP), spontaneous (ARIES), compassionate (CANCER) symbol for our relatedness, companionship & open-hearted love to other sentient Beings (LIBRA) esp. when they need our support and can’t ‘make it’ themselves through ‘the Winter’ of crisis (PLUTO in CAP).
And it can be applied to so many situations where Nature and other Beings need our help now! Not in a polarized way that’s tainted by judgment (SN in CAP), but simply because we care and ‘innocently’ mean it, like the little girl (MOON in ARIES).


The highest level of transmutation (PLUTO in CAP) is to transform / allow Soul to transform everything, adversity, challenges, separation, even Life itself, into LOVE.

Now that evokes deep Thanks-Giving!
Being grateful for Life and Togetherness in lovingly Giving and Receiving as-in-Nature!
JUPITER in SAG, in Fire Trine with the Thanksgiving Full MOON in ARIES would benevolently agree…

 

Blessings for the ARIES – LIBRA Full Moon – and beyond!
Melanie

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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.

 

 

LIBRA Super New Moon (Sept 28) opp. CHIRON – Seeds of Peace, Balance, and Healing

28 Sep

Dear Astro~News Friends,

Firstly, a reason to celebrate the 5th ASTRO~NEWS Anniversary – my very first post was for the Fall Equinox LIBRA New Moon on Sept 24, 2014 – with the theme Balance Your Life, and Live in Balance
A good motto also for the Astro~News…

This is the 470th post – yay!

 

As I’m writing to you the dark-to-NEW MOON is already in LIBRA – uniting with the LIBRA SUN at 11:26 am PDT.
So you’ll read this post after the New Moon Initiation which I trust will nature-ally occur in you. 


Lots / most of people associate a New Moon with ‘setting a new intention’ but that’s giving half of the story all the weight – not very balanced in a LIBRA sense. Intention setting is very yang-masculine. 
The other, receptive yin-feminine side is openness and conception.

So how about, in combination: Aligning with the New Moon by Planting new Seeds – trusting them to sprout, and watching them growing. The Full Moon represents the time of Fruition – with the Harvest Moon – which was the last Full Moon on Sept 13 – the most obvious example.

And as it happens, even when we haven’t set a conscious personal intention, Seeds are being planted by the Universe / God / the Higher Self when the Soul is ready.

Speaking of Soul Seeds – that’s also very apropos PLUTO’s Turnaround on Oct 3 – catalyzed by today’s New Moon.
So let’s trust Soul Seeds are being planted with this and other New Moons!

Seed Germination – Pixabay Graphic by M. Machova

 

Today’s New Moon in LIBRA is the last in a series of 3 SuperMoons – in her orbit very close to Earth.
The closest, ‘most’ SuperMoon was the central one in VIRGO on Aug 30.
The emotional tide is high under the SuperMoon – let’s be gentle with ourselves and others.


We’re closing the VIRGO SuperMoon cycle now as I’m writing.
And what a cycle it’s been – SOOO much VIRGO energy transmitted, via SUN, MOON, MERCURY, VENUS, and MARS (still in VIRGO until Oct 3).

So, well worth reviewing, integrating, and ‘digesting’ that phase. In support, you might want to check the useful table in the Astro~News VIRGO Super New Moon article re:

Lower Vibration of VIRGO – to RE-lease Higher Vibration of VIRGO – to RE-set and Embrace

Yes – with MARS still in VIRGO – for 6 weeks now, since Aug 17 there’ve been soo many issues and problems since then, so much to do, to fix and get in order…
MARS crosses over the Equinox Point into LIBRA on Oct 3 to activate and stir up the sign of Balance, Fairness, and Harmony, until Nov 18.
You can find more about the Martian move in the blog article MARS in LIBRA (Oct 3 – Nov 18): Passion for Peace, Balance, Fairness, Justice, and Synergistic Partnerships.

What a day! Oct 3 is also when PLUTO – ‘higher octave’ / transpersonal dimension of MARS – as in: Higher / Deeper / Inner Power – goes from retro to direct, and when MERCURY goes into PLUTO ruled SCORPIO for a looong time!

 

What kinds of Soul Seeds may be planted?


The Cosmic Map shows us what’s being activated.

The exact New MOON – first one in Fall 2019 – was today Sat SEPT 27 at 11:26 am PDT.

 

As you can see the SuperVIRGO energy of the last month has shifted into SuperLIBRA – and will even more so when MARS joins next week.
All about Balance, Harmony, Fairness, Justice, and Right Relationship. 


A good occasion to debunk another Astro myth which I come across so often:
That doesn’t mean it’s all fine and dandy in the LIBRA zone, with so much LIBRA.
Rather: LIBRAn affairs are a theme, a big part of the story, and likely that’s where the issues are that are brought to light and conscious awareness, via the SUN, we feel them via the MOON, we learn, talk, and understand about them via MERCURY, we’re attracted to them via VENUS, and we’re called to take action, via MARS.

Just look at what’s going on these days with Climate Action – pointing to VIRGO problems of misalignment and unawareness, and to LIBRAn lack of balance, fairness, and social justice.

If you have a concentration of heavenly bodies in a certain Zodiac field the same goes for your world – those themes are important for you, and you process them in your life.
Would you agree?

Ha – and just to make a point – have you noticed that the LIBRA New Moon chart shows up a bit tilted and out of Balance above?

 

The early LIBRA New Moon is almost exactly opposite (less than 2° off) CHIRON (presently retro) in early ARIES!
Goes to show – the new Seeds of Peace & Balance are sown by the young and brave (in Age and at Heart) Warriors showing up now authentically for their right (LIBRA) to survive (ARIES) and for the survival of other species on Planet Earth.

CHIRON now in ARIES is about the Medicine of Showing up, Starting New, and being Authentic.

On a personal level, you probably also feel a lot is at stake now that needs to come back into Balance. Choices need to be made, Harmony and Right Relationship needs to be restored.

After all – as LILITH / NEPTUNE – united in PISCES on Oct 1 (every 9 years only, with this being their only PISCES union) – show us now everywhere: All is Related, Interwoven, and ONE, in the Web of Life.
With their square to JUPITER in SAG – Heart Connection & Intention are the Keys to ‘resolve the mess’ and allow for Release and Reunion, in the Waves of Life.

 

The NEW MOON in LIBRA also goes into T-square with SATURN and the Nodal Axis. I.o.w., the MOON will T-square SATURN & the South Node in (Saturn Ruled) CAP and the North Node in (Moon Ruled) CANCER tomorrow Sept 29!
The 29th is also a SATURN / MOON Day – since 29 is the SATURN # with its 29-year cycle and from New Moon to New Moon it takes 29 days – wow, so much LIBRAN Symmetry!

What’s a New Choice that brings balance, perhaps new relatedness, and is just the right thing to do, while being gentle and compassionate?

The SUN will T-square SATURN and the Nodal Axis a week later, on Oct 7.
Conscious Harmony restored…

 

Time to gain Perspective (yeah, one of my key words this year, and JUPITER in SAG loves it), via the

SABIAN SYMBOLS for the New MOON

Since the New Moon is at 5°19 LIBRA – closer to 5° but moving towards 6° and the tradition is to go to the subsequent symbol – let’s look at both (very LIBRAn also…). 
I also gender neutralized the original gender biased language.

Amma, the ‘Hugging Saint’ and Spiritual Teacher to millions, embracing and healing as she embodies the Divine Mother energy.

LIBRA 5°

“A WO/MAN REVEALING TO HIS / HER STUDENTS THE FOUNDATION OF AN INNER KNOWLEDGE UPON WHICH A “NEW WORLD” COULD BE BUILT.

KEYNOTE: The necessity for the youthful spirits to learn from a Teacher who through his / her long experience has been able to reach solid and illuminating truths, i.e. “Seed Ideas.”

An old saying is just as valid today as ever: When the Student is ready, the Master appears.
But s/he may appear in many disguises. What matters is not the Master, but the Mastery s/he re-veals. It is veiled in his / her person. It has to be contacted through his person, rather than in his person.
Devotion to a guru may be the way, but sooner or later it should be transmuted into reverence: The truth within the disciple saluting in true humility the truth in the Teacher.

This is the last stage of the thirty-seventh five-fold sequence and it marks the culmination of the four preceding stages. What is evoked by the symbol is the essential, withal rather mysterious, process of TRANSMISSION. What is transmitted, if the situation is really adequate and understood (at least tentatively) by all participants, is not merely knowledge. It is actually Being-ness.”

 

Wow! This one is so powerful and clear!

I added a picture of Truth Shower Amma whose birthday was yesterday, who embodies Motherly Love & Compassion in Action and is loved and revered by millions, revered as a Guru but despite being put on a pedestal (literally) always humbly points to the Truth of Being.


Truth Teachers & Truth Transmitters come in so many guides.
Old / mature and very young yet wise souls who show up so much now.

Of course also as Wounded Healers a la CHIRON, not necessarily as the ‘Perfect Ones’.
The LIBRAn Art is to recognize the Truth Partner.
And SCORPIO where MERCURY (on Oct 3) and VENUS (on Oct 8) go into helps to find them behind / underneath the guise….

The Truth Teacher & Transmitter walks their Talk and shows what can be built together (very SATURN / PLUTO in CAP).

 

More gender neutralization of the original gender biased language in this one:

Vision – Pixabay Photo by Pete Linforth

LIBRA 6°

“A WO/MAN WATCHES HIS / HER IDEALS TAKING A CONCRETE FORM BEFORE HIS / HER INNER VISION.

KEYNOTE: The need to visualize clearly one’s dreams or ideals in order to make them truly effectual.

According to a French proverb, “What is well conceived can easily be formulated.”
The process of interior visualization can be quite essential, except in the case of a creative individual who has become a totally pure channel for the descent of spiritual Power, and a clear lens through which the Archetype in the Divine Mind can be projected without distortion wherever needed. In other cases the creative act is less direct: a wo/man projects into the world what s/he has “seen” reflected on the screen of his/ her individualized consciousness.

This is the first stage of the thirty-eighth five-fold sequence of symbolized phases in the process of individualized existence. It is a phase of INTERIOR FORMULATION in preparation for a creative projection of one’s ideals or concepts.”

 

Loving the wisdom in this one too. 
Also related to and clarifying the process of the New Moon element of ‘intention setting’ – and in the context of LIBRA the Artist the formulation of a vision so that it can take creative form.
Life is Art, says LIBRA. 
Which brings AIRY levity to sometimes (actually a lot these days of the SATURN Turnaround month of Sept) heavy hard-to-move CAP energy. A welcome contrast – also a good expression of the LIBRA T-Square.
And JUPITER in SAG this year, and presently in dynamic square with NEPTUNE loves Vision!

 

Wishing you an inspired and en-lightened LIBRA Super New MOON and new phase!

Where early LIBRA is in your chart via Planets or House (maybe your MOON is even in LIBRA – had a few new LIBRA MOON clients lately who weren’t aware of it yet! Even more magical!) that’s where the Seeds of Peace, Balance, and Healing are being planted!
May they sprout and grow happily!

Keep watering them with the Cancerian Care! ❤ 

 

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Special offer & focus this month (until OCT 3):

Your Archetypes – Your Partners :: LIBRAn Astro Sessions

The SUN, MERCURY & VENUS are still in LIBRA and MARS follows, on OCT 3.
A big emphasis on Peace, Balance, Harmony, Art, Culture, and: Relatedness / Relationship.

If you have any ‘cosmic placements’ (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets) in LIBRA… the themes of those Archetypes / Inner ‘Players’ will more likely be on your mind, with MERCURY in LIBRA.
Engaging with what these Archetypes and sides in you stand for will bring you Balance.
Be Partners with them!
Otherwise, what often happens: We attract human partners who embody those Archetypes to help us integrate the themes. A bit of a ‘detour’.

Read on, and find the whole gist of the offer at my FB Page at the Event description.

 

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PLUTO in CAP goes direct / forward on Oct 3: POWER to Change!

24 Sep

After the SATURN-in-CAP gear shift from retro to direct on Sept 18 we’re in PLUTO-in-CAP U-Turn mode end of Sept to mid-Oct – basically the whole LIBRA season!

On Oct 3, PLUTO in CAP turns direct / forward again!
MERCURY (on Sept 26) and VENUS (on Sept 30) are about to square PLUTO, reminding us that POWER has to do with making wise choices and finding a good match – for various purposes, resulting in peace, balance, and harmony. Maybe a transformation has been going on in you already to show you what it takes for Power to Change, and what needed to change in you to get there.

PLUTO’s retro trip since Apr 24 has brought up a lot of collective and personal inner and old  conditioning, and shown where we can feel disempowered through controlling power structures and hierarchies. This could have manifested in personal, interpersonal and societal dynamics.

With SATURN retro and the Lunar South Node so close to PLUTO retro this Spring / early Summer, we’ve seen lots of concrete evidence of old structures and the ‘Old Empire’ expiring.
Maybe you like myself have experienced situations where reality checks, closures and boundaries (SATURN in CAP) were important to demonstrate you’re not engaging in the old energy anymore but ARE the change.
The South Node is drifting further back in CAP now, while SATURN will approach and finally pass PLUTO (every 38 years only) on Jan 12, 2020. Early 2020 will be very very significant phase for building a new transformed foundation.

This is a turnaround phase to take our Power back, and / or not give it away in the first place. 

Many man-made / human-controlled greed & fear based or top-down authority structures (shadows of CAP-italist CAP) might be hard to come by / seem to require ‘moving mountains’ to make changes in distribution / accessibility / respect for everyone, no matter where they’re ‘positioned’ in the structure.
Yet, that’s also an old Capitalist and PISCES Age story that’s changing now. Too slowly??? Just-in-Time?

Inquiry questions, with the CAP theme these years (2008 – 2023) of PLUTO’s CAP destruction and REbuilding process:

  • What and where are RESOURCES (collectively and personally speaking) that don’t waste time and energy and don’t produce more waste but are renewable?
  • How can we lead life in a way that isn’t efforting / resisting but resourceful and regenerative?
  • Who are the ones (really!) in charge???
  • What’s controlling us, and how can we take Power back?
  • What’s Power from the inside-out?
  • How can we work wisely with TIME?
  • How can we be free from / beyond time control, and in timeless awareness?

 

Heart on PLUTO – as seen by the New Horizons mission in July 2015

With the stationary / direct PLUTO in CAP mode, it’s Time to RE-generate from within, in Nature, and in our True Nature.

Being connected to Source is instantly empowering.

What’s the POWER to CHANGE?

(Look at the signs…  )

Where can the change in you be sourced?
What can the status quo change into?

  • The Power of TIME and Timeliness.
    How do we know when TIME is ‘right & ripe”?
    Tuning into our inner Soul Time is the way to go.
    Astrology can help by showing us the cosmic cycles, and how to align with them, assisting our natural inner knowing and intuition. 

    Don’t let yourself get pressured by external forces (“You should be already….”) and time / resource scarcity, in this ever so 24/7 production mode world – which isn’t really all that productive anyway if natural cycles of rest and regeneration aren’t honoured.
    So perhaps the Power of TIME means to slow down, smell the Roses, and let things ripen…?
  • Honouring the Elders, and Receiving Guidance.
    Elders may be biological Elders, Spirit Elders, the spirit of the ‘Old World’…
    Being guided by them and towards them can be very powerful if you hear the call.
  • Working Well with Resources. Being Resourceful.
    Which ties into Time and Natural Laws…

    Working respectfully with the cycles of Nature, incl. our own nature, the human life cycle and day-to-day cycles. CAP traditionally works with the Land and cooperates with Nature.
    When and where is a good time / place to seed / plant / harvest?
    The Fall Equinox (Sept 23) is one of the main markers of the Solar year, and the New Moon in Libra on Sept 28 offers nature-all energy for harvesting / planting new seeds for harmony, balance and relatedness.

    There’s simplicity and beauty in this. Can we apply it again more into our lives?
    CAP says: I use what’s here and make the best out of it. I’m resourceful.
    The shadow would be to abuse, over-use, and the lack would be to under-use what would be a helpful resource.
    So, bottom line: TIME for an inventory / invent-ory.
  • Wisdom of the Body.
    The most obvious ‘earthly resource’ is our body of course. Mid-to-late CAP where PLUTO is now has also a TAURUS – VIRGO undertone – TAU rules embodiment and sensations, and VIRGO alignment.

    Don’t let yourself get de-stabilized from chaos, disruptions and imbalance around (an – understandable but not helpful – low grade experience of URANUS now in TAURUS).
    Find and stand your ground, and emBody Freedom.

    Let’s definitely bring the wisdom of the BODY in, for wise choices, and empowering change!

 

Let’s take a look at the

Sabian Symbols for the PLUTO U-Turn Point

PLUTO goes direct / forward from on Oct 3 at 20’38° CAP.

I’ll use both 20° and 21° CAP this time, to show you the theme where PLUTO would have almost gone back to (20°) but didn’t quite. This ground had been already covered (dug up and transformed) by PLUTO – representing the Power of Evolution.

 

CAPRICORN 20°

Gospel Choir – Pixabay Public Domain Graphic

“A HIDDEN CHOIR IS SINGING DURING A RELIGIOUS SERVICE.

KEYNOTE: The fulfillment of the individual’s creative function through his participation in a group performance consecrated to a transcendent realization of unity.

In great cathedrals and other religious edifices the choir is normally hidden behind the altar or above the nave. It symbolizes thus more perfectly the supernal harmony of “heaven” — or the music of the spheres. The ideal of social participation is exalted to its highest manifestation, for the choir also represents the multifaceted and polyphonic unity of the community in its transcendent state of perfect harmony. Within this harmony the individual who has overcome his egocentric separativeness and developed his higher consciousness finds fulfillment in super-personal togetherness.

This is the fifth and last symbol of this fifty-eighth sequence. It presents us with the purest form of group-harmony, the most basic yet most difficult fulfillment of the social state. At the level of the individual person this “hidden choir” would refer to the polyphonic integration of all faculties in their most spiritual manifestations: the ideal of PLENITUDE of being.”

 

And here’s the next degree – showing what’s up for change, where the shadow lies, and also where the evolution can come from.
PLUTO will activate it in Oct / Nov (and already has, early this year):

CAPRICORN 21°

Relay Race Pixabay Photo by Thomas Wolter 

A RELAY RACE.

KEYNOTE: The value of competition in developing group-consciousness.

Here we are no longer dealing with competition between individuals, but with competition between groups of individuals who take turns successively in order to maximize the group effort and the possibility of outstanding results. The whole of civilization is a vast kind of relay race in which groups of people and generations carry the torch of what we call “progress.” Major achievements result from the sum total of human strivings.

This first symbol of the fifty-ninth sequence stresses one especially dynamic aspect of “group performance.” Wherever this symbol appears, it emphasizes the value of group cooperation and of necessary give-and-take. One must seek to relate and adjust one’s strength to the challenge presented by competitors in DYNAMIC INTERCHANGE.”

 

Both the Hidden Choir and the Relay Race Symbols show different expressions of a joint performance in excellence (CAP), stimulated / motivated by unity (the NEPTUNE Archetype – presently very active) and / or challenge and competition (the MARS Archetype – also very ON). 
Both expressions show where the Power to Change can be accessed. 
Not in separation / isolation – the shadow of our oh-so ‘convenient’ electronic age – but in cooperation. Which leads over from CAP to AQUARIUS – the direction PLUTO goes towards and reaches in 2023.

We are the Change!

 

Blessings for Nature-ALL Empowerment, with PLUTO’s Turnaround!
May the Power of & to Change be with You & in You!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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.

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The SUN, MERCURY & VENUS are now in LIBRA and MARS follows, on OCT 3.
A big emphasis on Peace, Balance, Harmony, Art, Culture, and: Relatedness / Relationship.

If you have any ‘cosmic placements’ (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets) in LIBRA… the themes of those Archetypes / Inner ‘Players’ will more likely be on your mind, with MERCURY in LIBRA.
Engaging with what these Archetypes and sides in you stand for will bring you Balance.
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Otherwise, what often happens: We attract human partners who embody those Archetypes to help us integrate the themes. A bit of a ‘detour’.

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SATURN in mid-CAP goes direct (Sept 18, 2019 – May 10, 2020): Now, what ARE we Building?

9 Sep
Countdown for SATURN in mid-CAP going from retro (since Apr 29) direct, on Sept 18!
SATURN will be in direct mode / going forward from Earth perspective until May 10, 2020. This is the regular SATURN ‘rhythm’ – retro for 4-5 months, direct for 7-8 months.

Hubble: Saturn Sequence

 

The turnaround of the ‘Ringed Reaper’ makes September quite a SATURN month!
Aaand, it’ll be just 5 days after the Harvest Moon on Sept 13 / 14.

Harvest, on so many levels, foremost Spiritual Harvest, is clearly the theme this month.   

Firstly, let’s give the ‘Old Guy’ some credit for its job this year: 

 

SATURN’s Job with the Planetary ‘Titans’ URANUS, PLUTO, and NEPTUNE, plus with the Lunar South Node Node this Year

SATURN in its retro phase since Apr 29 (yep, that’s the SATURN #, with its 29-year cycle), and in the centre of its own ruled sign CAPRICORN (Dec 20, 2017 – Dec 19, 2020) has shown us what has served its purpose, is outlived (been there, done that) and redundant.
With the TAURUS undertone of central CAP (ask me if you’re curious about my system of decanantes) this relates a lot to ‘stuff’ and our attachments to ownership.

Maverick Planet Uranus (NASA)

And it corresponds with URANUS now in early TAU which has a CAP undertone: Wake up, Earthlings!
From the economy of greed, to the detriment of Mother Earth!
And from our own investment in the system, and our attachment to the ‘goodies’ it provides – to the privileged.


The SATURN – URANUS combo reflects sobering wake-up calls, and a call for societal change.
How can we emBody Freedom, take Leadership, and model by example?

We’ve seen and experienced enough evidence to know by now about lack of responsibility and mature leadership in place, and of old, RE-curring frustrating patterns of abuse and disrespect.
Call it patriarchy, call it elitism, call it top-down bossing – all shadow phenomena of CAP.
 

Still, everything is a teaching… how can we use even those SATURN retro lessons for the highest purpose, and what do they call forth in us?
All the ‘NO’s of the last months have been showing us what’s complete, and gave us RE-minders of what not to RE-vert back to.
Time to disengage from creating more karmic debt.

Lunar South Node Glyph

Speaking of karma, the (always retro moving) ‘karmic’ South Node is presently also in CAP (Nov 2018 – June 2020), and has been travelling super close to the retro moving SATURN in Spring / Summer 2019.
An unmistakable double-karmic call for boundaries, closures, endings, being done with ‘the old’, and to drop ‘excess weight’ of judgment, resistance, and fears which feed into new loops…
The ‘Old Empire’ IS indeed expiring.

From Oct on, the super karmic link between SATURN and the South Node ends – as the Nodes continue to go retro in CAP while SATURN moves forward in CAP from Earth perspective.
Hopefully a lot of ‘closure work’ has been done by then, and we know more clearly where we stand, and stand in it. Yes,
SATURN rules the Root Chakra.
 

PLUTO (New Horizons Mission 2015)

You might also feel grief, sadness, or even depression over an Old World dying – while a ‘World Order’ of extended control is happening behind the scenes – a PLUTO in CAP theme.
Is there an evolution – call it evil-ution? – going on while the obvious issues are cover-ups?

  • What’s your position in all this?
  • How do you get drawn into low vibrations?
  • What does transformation look like in you?
  • Where is your power?

PLUTO and SATURN have ‘sat’ very close to each other in CAP this Spring also, and SATURN will finally meet and pass PLUTO on Jan 12, 2020.
My sense is, the agenda of power structures becomes more evident than ever – a reality check of enormous proportions.

SATURN – PLUTO represent a 38-year cycle of societal structural breakdown, purging of the shadow, and rebuilding from the core / basics.
The last alignments happened in 1947 in LEO, and 1982 / 83 in late LIBRA.
The 2019 / 20 one in late CAP is close to the U.S. PLUTO – and corresponds with the 1st PLUTO Return of the U.S.

More about SATURN / PLUTO as we get closer to the alignment which is of course already in the making.

 

Neptunian ‘Portrait’ by NASA’s Hubble – Doesn’t it look tie dyed? 🙂

SATURN in its own sign CAP is also in triple-sextile with NEPTUNE in its own sign PISCES (2012 – 2026) this year: Exact dates Jan 31, June 18 (under SATURN retro), and Nov 8.

How we show up in our best (SATURN in CAP) has also to do with Compassion, and rather than feeding judgment and separation (shadow of SATURN) being in forgiveness, Oneness and Connection with what-IS.
Perhaps the last alignment (active throughout June) has shown you what the old modus was and how that needed to be released. In the last phase of their connection (in effect in Nov) we can demonstrate what works better and is in the flow of Life.

 

The Sabian Symbol of SATURN’s Turnaround Degree

SATURN will turn direct at 13°55′ CAP.

14° CAPRICORN says:

“AN ANCIENT BAS-RELIEF CARVED IN GRANITE REMAINS A WITNESS TO A LONG-FORGOTTEN CULTURE.

Demeter / Ceres Relief

KEYNOTE:
The will to unearth, in our culture as well as in any culture, what has permanent value, and to let go of non-essentials.

At a time when in nearly every land humans are questioning and challenging the validity of traditional beliefs and customary attitudes, it becomes necessary to separate permanent values and great principles or symbols from the many individual habits and the socio-political developments which more often than not have perverted or even negated the original ideals of the culture.
We must strive to free these ideals from the wild growth of personal and class selfishness, from the greed and ambition so prevalent in human nature, and learn to appreciate the excellence of what is the immortal seed-foundation, as well as the spiritual harvest, of any cultureand by extension of every sustained and complete work produced by a humanity’s indomitable effort to achieve creative perfection.

In this fourth stage symbol we are shown the procedure which enables us to gain a deep and thorough appreciation of socio-cultural processes in their most enduring forms. What is needed is a penetrating and courageous insight founded upon a valid HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE.
This applies to the past of an individual’s life as well as to the history of a nation or a group.”

Dane Rudhyar’s interpretative text from 1973(!) here is ever so relevant and timely now!

 

Yes, CAPRICORN rules time and history.
And SATURN in CAP admonishes us to learn from socio-cultural history (as well as from individual karma), and also to honour and cultivate (a la CERES / DEMETER) quality, legacies and traditions that have passed the tests of time. 
And to beware damaging effects and guard from them. Hence it also rules law and all things protective.

 

So, bottom line:

  • What’s our historic perspective on things we struggle with or judge and say NO to?
  • What can we do to prevent things go further down a certain road?
  • How do we need to show up?

 

Which brings us back to the SATURN direct motto:

Now, what ARE we Building?

 

As mentioned, SEPTEMBER is an important SATURN month showing us what it takes to turn things around, and to turn the focus from problem / obstacle to solution. 

It may well start with a commitment – SATURN is the ‘Ringed One’ after all.
What’s the commitment you’re making with yourself and others these days??? 


Some people I know are getting married this month or next – LIBRA is also the month of relationship & sacred wedding.
Great examples for SATURN’s turnaround.
So many blessings extended for your committed partnership! ❤

Of course, SATURN direct is also much better for starting / building businesses, signing contracts, etc. Anything that’s meant to last and to be rock solid – it’s SATURN, and it’s CAP, after all.
However, I’d suggest to wait until the LIBRA New MOON on Sept 28 to actually go forward with such projects.

 

Where is SATURN’s Turnaround happening in Your Chart & Life?

The House in your Chart that contains mid-CAP is the ‘Scene of Affairs’. 
As you read this maybe you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in CAP, or even mid-CAP?

 

1st House
How you show up
In your authority. Simple and with self respect.

 

2nd House
What you have and value
Good ole values never go out of style.
Straightening out your business, and putting it on a new foundation might be due.

 

3rd House
Your ‘relatives’ and environment
Speak from integrity!
Setting boundaries might be part of the deal.

 

4th House
Your home
Put a solid foundation in place.

 

5th House
Your creativity
Professional artist? Time for a new framework.

 

6th House
Your work, health, and lifestyle
Honour your health, do an inventory, and build with what works best.

 

7th House
Your significant others
Relationships require mutual respect. How adult and mature are yours?

 

8th House
Your deep involvement and transformations –
After a time of purging the old, re-build with the quality that has proven itself.

 

9th House
Your travels and worldviews
Low-footprint, and low-waste / high model travel with a purpose

 

10th House
Your calling –
Living your highest purpose.

 

11th House
Your community and friends –
Lasting ‘keepers’ rely on each other.

 

12th House
Your oneness with ALL –
Do your part, and let the Universe arrange the Rest.

 

Blessings for the positively SATURNian September!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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.

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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.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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Very VIRGO New Moon / SuperMoon (Aug 30) – Wellness in Wholeness

28 Aug

Dear ASTRO*NEWS Reader,

Feeling and sensing it?
The solid glow of the LEO Fire over the last month (maybe mirrored by heat waves in your region?) is settling & grounding into VIRGO now, the last Summer energy in the CANCER – LEO – VIRGO trinity.
With VIRGO comes the Harvest season, as Virgo the Virgin is really a Harvest Goddess, or actually: showing the many expressions of Goddess, Priestess, and Sacred Feminine.
It’s also an Initiation – from the LEOnine Queen to the VIRGO Priestess – offering sacred service in her Temple of Wholeness – prerequisite for Wellness.
VIRGO energy can be so self sufficient – teaching us to look after ourselves, discern, pick and select what’s good and healthy for us.

The VIRGO NEW MOON with all her VIRGO ‘entourage’ (VENUS, MARS, and now freshly also MERCURY) that’s coming up on Aug 30 can bring anxious / frustrating  / problem oriented tension to the forefront of awareness (yes, it catalyzes a mutable T-square!), plus overwhelm and confusion.
Yet also the Call for going with the flow, and being open to Saving Grace – as LILITH / NEPTUNE retro hold space from the ‘other’ / all encompassing PISCES side, plus a Call for Gratitude and a Bigger Perspective, compliments JUPITER in SAG – apex of the T-square.

And yes, it’s also a SuperMoon – the closest one to the Earth, which of course could create stronger ocean tides and emotional tides.
This is the central of 3 Super New Moons (July 31, Aug 30, Sept 28).

With so much VIRGO and planetary energies round the New Moon now, facing the flood of PISCES, and JUPITER in SAG in-between, it might feel like a ‘Pandora’s Box’ of interrelated issues being opened up – where the only things that saves the day are Hope & Humour…

This mutable T-square asks us to align with integrity (VIRGO), to tune in, connect and flow (PISCES), and see what elevates, inspires, and shows the truth (SAG).
The T-square tension of these 3 mutable signs is quite strong (SUN, MOON, and 6 Planets are involved in it). Can’t be ignored and needs an outlet – esp. on the SAG side.


Take a look at the New Moon chart below – and you get the picture…

Does the VIR – PI – SAG T-square trigger your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in your birth chart?

 

Let’s first take a look at the SABIAN SYMBOL for the NEW MOON degree – which is striking:

SUN and MOON at the New Moon will be exactly at 6° 47’ VIR.

7° VIRGO:

“A HAREM

Harem – Choice of the Concubine Giulio Rosati Wiki Commons

KEYNOTE:

A fateful (even if sought after) subservience to the vagaries or desires of the emotional nature.

In a sense this symbol is related to the preceding one, while revealing a deeply contrasting phase of the emotional and cultural life. The experience symbolized here is a passive one, while that for Virgo 6° (A Merry-Go-Round) was intensely dynamic. Yet there may be for the woman in the harem some sort of cyclic pattern and a prize to reach – the sultan’s favor.
In both cases the motive power is exterior to the experiencer, who is caught in a pattern of forces over which he or she has no control; yet the child may purposefully use his small allowance to get a ride, and the woman may use her charm to attract the attention of her master.
The individual in both cases finds himself one with a number of other individuals all seeking or being subjected to the same type of experience or fate.

This second stage symbol contrasts with, but also supplements, that of the first stage. It supplements it in the sense that one may become addicted to the excitement of the merry-go-round of vital emotions and may become a slave to the hope of recapturing the exultation of the initial experiences; yet one may learn how to put to use even the EMPTINESS OF WAITING.”

 

A symbol of passive experience:
Waiting to being picked and chosen, being subservient, maybe even enslaved, and not in charge of the body temple or, symbolically speaking, not in self sufficiency, waiting for authority to make a move – and then perhaps complain and criticize – all low vibrations of VIRGO.
Well, one can make ‘the best out of waiting’
as the interpretation suggests, or out of being imprisoned.
Yet, there’s emptiness in waiting.

The element of passivity comes also in via NEPTUNE retro in PISCES – opp. the VIRGO New Moon (and will be even more emphasized with the PISCES – VIRGO Full Moon on Friday the 13th of Sept – such a multiple Sacred Feminine day!).

So much damage and abuse has happened to women, and to everyone subordinate to ‘masters’ and ‘bosses’ in a personally or societally constructed hierarchy.
And there’s a collective story of humanity being passively subject to the whims, orders, or persuasions of those in authority and of being commodified ‘subjects’ / consumers / voters
feeding privileges and power of the elite.
A SATURN retro / South Node and PLUTO retro in CAP theme – which is also highlighted this month, as both Planets are stationary now (SATURN retro goes direct on Sept 18, and PLUTO on Oct 2).
The ‘Old Empire’ IS expiring.
And JUPITER in SAG says: The Truth shall set All Free.

 

Speaking of retro, lots of sticky karmic residues that have come up with the Retro Summer (still 5 Planets are retro) are ready to be cleared with conscious awareness, and washed away, with this ‘Clean-up’ Super VIRGO New Moon opposite LILITH / NEPTUNE.

A NEW MOON is always a threshold from Releasing the Old to Embracing / Conceiving of the NEW.

Old VIRGO energy that doesn’t serve anymore comes as shadow to the forefront of awareness (maybe painfully so) to be ‘switched’ into a healthier, more functional, and purer vibration.

Here’s a VIRGO type ‘check list’ of ‘symptoms’ which might show their not-so-pretty face now.
Only to be RE-leased and RE-set, with ‘Like heals Like’ higher vibrational VIRGO equivalents:

Lower Vibration of VIRGO – to RE-lease Higher Vibration of VIRGO – to RE-set and Embrace
(Self) Criticism (criticism carries self-criticism) (Self) Awareness, clarity
Worries, anxiety, and problem focus How can I help?
How can I give service where needed?

What would help / serve the situation?
Frustration, nagging What do I need to discern and sort out of my life because it’s not functional or unhealthy?
What actually does work? How could it work? What needs to be tweaked?
Sweating the small stuff, fretting over details Every little thing counts and can be symbolic. Every life form in nature has its place.
Maybe you feel called to do ceremony / ritual?
Health issues, esp. with digestion What is indigestible in my life?
What is my body trying to tell me?
Sense of never enough, ‘smallness’, inadequacy How do I get a sense of integration as I honour and work with my skills and specialties?
‘Selective perception of the imperfection’ I am / we are / it is whole and complete.
Practice IS perfect. Nature is perfect.

 

Mercury Rules Virgo, by Johfra Bosschart

The VIRGO Journey is about alignment of the human self with cosmic consciousness, through awareness, spiritual practice, and / or acts of service.

The MOON is the esoteric ruler of VIRGO – represented in the Sacred Feminine / Priestess / Virgin / Mother Mary, and the Harvest Goddesses.

We’re all called to do our sacred work and practice, in this Body-Temple and Temple of Here-Now, and harvest its fruits in inner fulfillment.
The Sacred Feminine and inner Alignment with Spirit-in-Form lead the way.

Where VIRGO is in your chart is where this ‘cosmic assignment for alignment’ shows up foremost.

Where the New Moon in early VIRGO falls in your chart (house wise) points to the area of life where a New Beginning for Alignment and Refinement, and Being in your Temple come up for you nowadays.

If we already did an Astro session and I have your chart you can ask me which house it is for you, when in doubt. Otherwise – ask me too!

 

1st House
How you show up
BE aligned and healthy!

 

2nd House
What you have and value
Own your wellness practice and the work and lifestyle that you value!

 

3rd House
Your ‘relatives’ and environment
Speak from integrity!

 

4th House
Your home
A Temple of wellness!

 

5th House
Your creativity
Wholesome, skillful, and fun!

 

6th House
Your work, health, and lifestyle
You can help best if you’re in your wellness, and service in alignment IS healthy!

 

7th House
Your significant others
Relationships work best and are functional if both of you are in your healthy wholeness.

 

8th House
Your deep involvement and transformations –
Maybe through health or work ‘crisis’?

 

9th House
Your travels and worldviews
Go on a wellness retreat, or combine work and travel!

 

10th House
Your calling –
In alignment with your highest purpose.

 

11th House
Your community and friends –
A healthy bunch.

 

12th House
Your oneness with ALL –
Your Inner Temple is always available…

 

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Neptune Rules Pisces, Painting by Johfra Bosschart

The NEW MOON in VIRGO and her entourage are opposite LILITH & NEPTUNE retro in PISCES.
The MOON will oppose LILITH and NEPTUNE on the day of the New MoonThe MOON will oppose LILITH and NEPTUNE on the day of the New Moon. VENUS, MERCURY, and the SUN follow Sept 4 – 10 – happens once a year, and this year between the VIRGO New Moon and the PISCES – VIRGO Full Moon – both with lots of PISCES – VIRGO dynamic.

PISCES, in contrast to orderly VIRGO can be so overwhelming and chaotic – only to show:
All is ONE, and holographic in the UNI-verse. 

We’ve had lots of initiations into this, over the years since NEPTUNE has been in PISCES (entered 2012, now about half-way in, and still going on until 2026).
And LILITH stepped into the Piscean waves on May 3 – proclaiming: Our True Nature is Wild & One.

 

The VIRGO – PISCES axis is all about…

… from the VIRGO side:
Being in our ‘Temple’ of alignment with our true, holistic nature, doing our wellness practice, and using this precious life time to dedicate our gifts and skills to make the world a better place.
I.o.w., offering sacred service.

VIRGO is also about digesting experiences, ordering and organizing.
In the body, it rules the small intestines.

… from the PISCES realm…
…which is all-encompassing, and nothing needs to be ‘done’, our ‘job’ is rather to perhaps get our ego and attachment to a certain outcome out of the way, be open, surrender, be available, allow, flow, hold space, or simply: BE present.

In our embodiment, PISCES rules the immune system, our aura, energy field, the subtle bodies and chakras (as a field).

 

So, a combo of both VIRGO and PISCES could look like:

  • Ride the waves, immerse in your element.
  • Your skills are what comes easy.
  • Holding space for others may be the best service you can offer.
  • Clean up / do work while playing music.
  • Energy Medicine. AstroSomatics.
  • Sacred Geometry, and Sacred Temples in the Field aka Crop Circles.
  • The cosmic & sacred art of Astrology and its practical, embodied benefits.
  • Being in the world, yet not of the world. Doing what needs to be done, yet not in attachment.
  • God helps those who help themselves. Doing our share, and trusting divine intervention.
  • Random acts of kindness & service bring fulfillment.

 

BALANCE is the way to go, or rather to BE:

In the ‘whirlwind’ of things / with the mutable T-square that can kick us off balance:
How can we infuse a situation where ‘problems’ show up (or rather: where we / things are not aligned) with flow, allowance, acceptance, and love, which might mean release and let go & let God/dess?

A transformation into sustainable (rather than wasteful) and innovative use of life energy – socially & personally.
The New MOON in VIR is also in Earth Trine with URANUS retro in TAURUS,
with SATURN retro / stationary, and moves to an Earth Trine with PLUTO retro in CAP.

 

Here is the Chart for the Very VIRGO Super New MOON –

Exact at 3:39 am PDT tomorrow Aug 30.

 

 

Voila – there’s also the Mutable T-Square with the apex outlet pointing to JUPITER in SAG!

Consisting of 

  • MERCURY, SUN / MOON / MARS, VENUS in VIRGO.
    More about the MERCURY Journey through VIRGO in today’s blog post.
  • LILITH / NEPTUNE retro in PISCES.
  • JUPITER in SAG.

 

The most dominant theme in the Mutable T-Square is the re-curring (# 3 out of 3 in 2019) square from JUPITER in SAG to NEPTUNE in PISCES – building up, and once more exact on Sept 21.

Eye CY

Neptunian ‘Portrait’ by NASA’s Hubble – Doesn’t it look tie dyed? 🙂

 

Wow! So much tension in the Mutable T-square that’s exactly on between the New MOON on Aug 30 and Sept 21 (JUPITER in SAG square NEPTUNE in PISCES)!
Rather than being spun around in low vibrational modes of not knowing where to go, and what to do, given lots of interrelated problems, overwhelm, and confusion… maybe just wanting to escape and disappear…

better to be aware and mindful a la VIRGO, check in:
“Hey, what’s going on here?”
“Where am I at?”
“What am I doing / engaging in…?”
“Does this work for me?” “What’s a better way of….”?
“Let me find another way…?”).
And to dwell as much as possible in the ‘hub of the wheel’ where we aren’t identified or or spun around centrifugally.


Let’s be inspired by the NEW MOON in VIR opposite LILITH / NEPTUNE retro in PISCES, and channel the intense energies into intentional and random acts of service, wellness, and spiritual practice (hey, everything can be!).
And let’s invite high vibrations of JUPITER in SAG square NEPTUNE retro in PISCES:
Miracles, synchronicities, fun & flow, as we trust and have faith, and are in an energy of gratitude, grace, and abundance.

JUPITER in SAG calls us to be in our YES, and to follow our Heart that shows the way and the bigger picture.

 

Yes, other alignments are also in the picture, with the VIRGO New Moon being such a hub: 

  • The New Moon in VIRGO in Earth Trine with URANUS retro in TAU, and with the South Node and SATURN, now stationary in mid-CAP, while forming a sextile with the North Node in mid-CANCER.
    Follow the Body’s wisdom, don’t self abuse, be caring and gentle, change habits, try out new experiences, go spontaneously to Nature – all health & wellness care, while releasing old conditioned and built-up patterns.
  • The VIRGO New Moon in quincunx with CHIRON retro in early ARIES which calls for self-reliance, autonomy, and authenticity as healing agents.
  • Also striking that there’s NO Planet in an AIR sign yet (another Summer phenomenon) – until MERCURY & VENUS enter LIBRA, on Sept 14.
    Which can be an extra challenge to be objective, detached, and ‘even’ in easy terms socially & relationally. But also an opportunity to release our identification with the mind and its predominance in this culture and time.

 

Big Love and Rain of Blessings – into the VIRGO New Moon on Aug 30, opposite Oceanic LILITH & NEPTUNE retro in PISCES!
Wellness in Wholeness & Oneness.

All aligned, in cosmic Awe and ONEder!

Melanie

 

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Super-LEO New Moon (July 31) with VENUS & MARS – Igniting Creative Passion & Power – with Love.

30 Jul

Dear Cosmic Friend,

Leo-nasadh

Artist of this amaaaazing piece unfortunately unknown (to me – I’m sure s/he’s well known!)

Can you feel HER coming?
Rather in a blaaah mode?
Or straight-out moody?

The LEO New MOON is just 1-2 days off – on JULY 31 / AUG 1 (depending on your time zone).
A very FIERY one!

Even though the gentle dark CANCER MOON now & up to July 31 in the morning, opposing SATURN & PLUTO in CAP and connecting with MERCURY on its last retro day today July 30 doesn’t make it appear so…

Now it’s Time for self-care, to feel into and release what’s preventing us from radiating Love Heart-fully as in LEO!

 

And then – LEO galore:
SUN, MOON, VENUS, and MARS all in Fiery Feline mode.

* How’s your creative FIRE and Love for Life these days?

* Do you Live the Life you Love?
The CAT does, unapologetically.

* Do you Love yourSELF fully?

* Do you stand in the Light of your SoUlar Being?
Show Time – of the Radiant Heart!

…Central questions for LEO – the Zodiac energy of central Summer!

The upcoming very FIERY LEO New Moon (surrounded by VENUS & MARS both now also in LEO) is planting Seeds of Love & Creative Potency into our cosmic-human Beingness.

If we choose to invoke, welcome, and nurture it, supported by the MOON in CANCER now, and by the nodal energy and MERCURY turning direct in late CANCER on the New MOON day!

This is the chance to start fresh, from heart-full Self Love!
And to let loving Creativity from the core of our Being take over!

You gotta love the Sabian Symbol that goes with the New Moon degree!

 

What’s Special about the Super-LEO NEW MOON on July 31 / Aug 1?

A LOT!

 

  • LEO IS special! 😉

 

  • It’s the 2nd New Moon of July – the 1st one was on July 2 – a Total Solar Eclipse.
    Some call that phenomenon ‘Black Moon’ (parallel to ‘Blue Moon’ as the 2nd Full Moon in a month) which I find misleading, since it can be confused with the Dark Moon phase before each New Moon. And every New Moon is actually a ‘Black Moon’ since the MOON is invisible next to the SUN.
    By the way, there’s no astrological significance to the fact that July has two New Moons – since Astrology goes by cosmic cycles, not by human made calendars. 
    Except – that’s special and a tad dramatic – as in: LEO. 🙂

 

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with the cardinal Turning Points of the Equinoxes and Solstices, and the fixed ‘Gates of Power’: Beltane, LAMMAS, Samhain / Halloween, and Imbolc.

  • The New MOON comes just before Lammas / Lughnassadh – the Summer mid-season Harvest Festival in the Celtic Calendar, celebrated on Aug. 2Leading over to 08 / 08 mid-LEO / mid-Summer ‘Gate of Power’ where energy concentrates and emanates:
    The LEO Power to LOVE. ❤

 

  • Blue Star SIRIUS

    The LEO New MOON is – like its ‘Sister MOON’ – the New MOON / TSE in CANCER on July 2 related to SIRIUS!
    The TSE in CANCER was (very unusual!) next to SIRIUS – an Initiation into Liberation!

    The LEO New MOON on JULY 31 / Aug 1 heralds the Rising of SIRIUS the ‘Dog Star’ (brightest star in the Dog constellation Canis Major, and in the night sky!).
    SIRIUS will rise again before the SUN – the ‘Heliacal Rising’ (Helios = SUN in Greek)! on 08 / 08! We’re in SIRIUS Season…

    If you’re intrigued by that, and feel connected to SIRIUS (as I am) here’s the little seasonal SIRIUS Rising article – REbirth of the Spiritual SUN for you.

 

  • Creative SOLar Fire is being channeled via the LEO New MOON. A SoLunar conception  of creative, heartful, playful LEO expression.
    LEO is even (of course!) ruled by the SUN – Life Force, Creativity, Pure Light & Consciousness.
    As with every New Moon, a seed is planted ‘in the dark’, and we can’t see it sprout yet until… it does. 🙂 Yet something stirs within… 
    The SEED of LOVE, nurtured when we live lovingly.
    LOVE is the force in the Universe that creates – and fuels our human creativity.
    Love is Creative Alchemy.

 

Hermes / Mercury, with winged helmet, sandals, and Caduceus / serpent staff of the healer (“Like heals Like”)

  • Speaking of Alchemy –
    MERCURY the Alchemist & Cosmic Messenger presently in CANCER
    (the Zodiac vibe closely related to the MOON) goes out of retro on the day of the New MOON!
    Doesn’t happen very often (statistically once every 29th M-r = about once every 10 years)!


    Being attuned to the cosmic MERCURial field suggests:
    * Coming gradually out of our crab shell, and integrating the Memories (wow, this one brought a whole flood od memories…!), REflections, INsights, and Messages from within that we received during the retro phase (practically throughout July) into the here-now.* Discerning temporary mercurial / mental-emotional ‘weather and how we really feel about things.* Consciously & lovingly communicating (the gift of MERCURY having met the SUN and VENUS) what has come up (maybe what hasn’t been said before) and is important now.

    The LEO New MOON ‘dramatically’ marks the Mercurial turnaround, giving it special attention, plus the North Node in CANCER is also close to MERCURY (see chart below) – pointing out how important it is to care, and honour our true feelings.Since this M-r turnaround comes right with the New MOON, I took a look at the Sabian Symbol of the turnaround degree at almost exactly 24° CANCER.
    See below what that reveals and how the oracle guides us!

 

12 Olympians – which direction are the Gods & Goddesses going?

 

  • The New MOON in LEO CAT-alyzes a Retro Window of 5 – 6 Planets (until Sept 18 / Oct 2 when SATURN & PLUTO go direct again)!
    Not quite like the RETRO Record Summer 2018 with Seven Planets Retro.

    But still – also this Summer 2019 (July until Sept), with 5 – 6 Planets simultaneously retro (6 until MERCURY is out of retro on Aug 1) we’re been called to go backwards / inwards, to REsolve and RElease, esp. when it comes to old low and unconscious perhaps karmically ‘inherited’ vibrations of…
    MERCURY in LEO / CANCER (retro July 7 – 31):
    Old mental patterns that revolve around oneself, perhaps in dramatic- narcissistic ways. Going in circles, regressing into previous stages of life, living in our memories.
    JUPITER in mid SAG (retro Apr 10 – Aug 11):
    Old stories and beliefs that shape our philosophy and outlook on life.SATURN in mid CAP (retro Apr 29 – Sept 18):
    Old REpetitive patterns, karma, blocks and obstacles, being stuck in (self) judgment, taking too much on, carrying too much, being the scapegoat.CHIRON in early AR (retro July 8 – Dec 12):
    Old stressful early life wounds / survival mode wounds.URANUS in early TAU (going retro Aug 11 – Jan 10, 2020):
    Old attachments and sticky habits that prevent us from embodying our true freedom.NEPTUNE in mid PI (retro June 21 – Nov 27):
    Old overwhelm, confusion, delusions, addictions, feeling victimized, and ways of ‘checking out’ and giving up.PLUTO in later CAP (retro Apr 24 – Oct 2):
    Old (outer and inner) control patterns, old oppressive and abusive powers that prevent us from being in our true Power..…and find through re-visiting and re-leasing from the ‘inside-out’ more conscious vibrations. as in:

     

    MERCURY in CANCER / LEO:
    Being compassionate and caring with ourselves, maybe even going back to our Baby self and the messages s/he received, giving her / him extra care, and showing her / him how loved and welcome s/he is, helps us to express and show ourselves lovingly, passionately, creatively, and heart-fully.

    JUPITER in mid SAG:
    Finding the Truth about our Gratitude for Life, our Belief in Ourselves, and Walking the Path of Love.

    SATURN in mid CAP:
    Standing in our Authority & Values, prioritizing what matters most, lightening the load, and working with our Best.

    CHIRON in early AR:
    The ‘wound’ carries the Medicine. When we experience ourselves as standing alone facing the collective it also brings out the Medicine of being Authentic.

    URANUS in early TAU:
    Being free from attachments (to habits, stuff, location) leads to emBodying Freedom in so many ways…

    NEPTUNE in mid PI:
    Dropping into Unity Consciousness, in the Unified Field.

    PLUTO in later CAP:
    Empowered by and for Evolution.

 

The cosmic map of the Super-LEO New MOON below makes it so clear:
How strong LEO becomes, and how much fiery energy is showing up now!


Time to show our Colours, Ignite Creative Passion & Power, and Create from the Heart.

The SUN Rules LEO. Painting by Johfra Bosschart

YES! LEO rules the fiery Solar Plexus – just take a look at that glow-rious Solar Lion on the JB picture! – which is in Chakra Astrology related to MARS, as well as the Heart Chakra – related to VENUS, and the Crown Chakra – related to the SUN.

All of them, SUN, VENUS, and MARS are now in LEO, and all these 3 Chakras get lit up now!
Bright Summer sunlight clearly helps too 🙂

Let’s use that energy to go for what we’re truly passionate about, and where our Love is – in our Heart, not ‘just’ as an ego-want.
Nice practice to notice the difference…

LEO’s all-time motto:
LIVING LIFE LOVINGLY guides us!

The LEO New MOON catalyzes that energy – a seed is being planted.

The first ‘sprouting’ can be seen at the AQ – LEO FULL MOON on Aug 15.
What are we part of in co-creation these days, while  bringing your own passionate creativity to it???

 

Play Time!

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card Child of Worlds – Player

Let’s tune into, receive, and express that energy and SoLunar LEO Spirit from the Loving Heart –
SO much can be channeled into joyful creativity from there!

Are children around you? Play!
Or be as playful as children, in your ‘adult’ life!
This is the month that brings out the Inner Child most.
Great to be around animals too.
And to Free the Inner Artist!


Early to mid LEO is in your chart,
activated by the Super-LEO New MOON points to the area of life that invites you to be receptive (the MOON), and conscious (the SUN) around new authentic creativity and playful lovingness!

Maybe there are even Planets there?
Bring new life affirming & loving energy to those situations & inner Archetypes!

 

Voila, here is the cosmic map of the LEO New MOON!

…which will be exact at 8:12 pm PDT on July 31.

Uhhh, it’s got lots of FIRE in it.
The Element of Spirit rules – maybe even Spirit over Matter (Earth), definitely over Mind (zero Air). 

So let’s not overthink.

Let’s Show up Authentically – ARIES,
Live from Love – LEO,
and Trust the Journey – SAG!

 

The New MOON in LEO is surrounded by Love & Passion, compliments VENUS in early LEO and MARS in late LEO!
An extra cosmic boost to put yourself out, and show your Colours of the Heart!

Plus, both VENUS & MARS are quite active & activated now –
Beautiful celestial offerings and pointers!



VENUS goes into Healing Fire Trine with CHIRON retro in ARIES (exact Aug 1) and into Liberating  square with URANUS in TAU (exact on Aug 2). The energy has been building since VENUS entered LEO on July 27, and the New MOON brings it out.

AUG 1
VENUS in Fire Trine with CHIRON retro in ARIES
A New Love?
Being authentically & freshly present from the inside-out is healing (CHIRON retro in ARIES), and goes with being self-loving / life-loving, naturally brilliant and magnetic (VENUS in LEO)!

AUG 2
VENUS squares URANUS in TAU

No room for old sticky attachments.
Set yourself free, and love yourself. Set your Heart on Fire!

 

Roaring MARS in LEO is now the Apex of a Yod (two quincunxes pointing to MARS) – a ‘Find the Way’ aspect, a rare Finger of God / Celestial Pointer configuration.
The Yod window is exact from July 30 (quincunx to NEPTUNE) to Aug 4 (quincunx to PLUTO) – yet extends beyond that – esp. for you purrrsonally, if MARS in LEO activates points / Planets in your chart.

JULY 30

MARS in LEO in quincunx with NEPTUNE retro in PISCES
Know what You want, yet allow the Universe to arrange things for the Highest Good of All! BE in the ONE, maybe experienced as: Being in creative flow state, and fueled by creative passion.

AUG 4

MARS in LEO in quincunx with PLUTO retro in CAP
Let your personal will & passion and Higher Power work in unison.
Tap into true Strength. 

 

Finding the Way…

Voyager Tarot card VII – Chariot… Perfect for SAG / JUPITER and CANCER

Now is quite a phase of Quincunxses (those long green aspect lines)!

Besides the double-quincunx Yod to MARS (active end of July / early Aug) – see the MARS themes above…

There’s also the quincunx from JUPITER retro / stationary in mid SAG to the North Node in mid CANCER, active June until September.

Quincunx energy is about finding a way to connect & coordinate what seems ‘strange’ to each other and an ‘odd match’.
Now it’s about the two impulses to finding our Home / feeling safe and belonging (NN in CANCER) and being free to pursue Adventures, Journeys, and Opportunities (JUPITER in SAG).
Just heard from friends they found this purrfect motor home for their Journey together – niiice!
So yes, you CAN be both safe and on the Journey that calls you, both protective / protected while adventurous and out & about.

What helps in such situations is to ask the Universe / one’s Higher Self / God: How? Please show me the way!
And to allow the Universe to send you celestial pointers.
Happened for me almost continuously on my Epic Spring-into-Summer Journey in May / June, for which I’m so grateful!

 

The SUN & MOON in LEO go into quincunx with LILITH in PISCES – exact on AUG 1 / 2.
How does LEO & PISCES go together?
Maybe purrrfectly as in:
Showing of yourself without showing off, i.o.w., being surrendered, at ease, in the flow of Life, not taking anything purrrsonally, and at ease with just being YOU.
Like: Dance as if nobody watches…
The gloriously relaxed Charioteer on the card exemplifies that state too…

 

Aug 11 is a Big Shift Day

Noteworthy, and I’m sure you’re noticing:
Two Planetary Players change directions soon – on the same day, AUG 11!
Plus, MERCURY goes into LEO.


JUPITER in mid SAG (retro since Apr 10) goes direct again.
URANUS in early TAU goes retro (until Jan 10, 2020).

Sooo, Aug is a stationary month for both JUPITER & URANUS – giving both Archetypes extra attention as they’re in ‘U-turn’ mode, and hence moving slowly.
If you got any Astro features in early TAU / mid SAG you can’t miss it.
Both JUPITER & URANUS have to do with Freedom – a big theme this month.


* For JUPITER in SAG (until Dec 2) that means:

Freedom to move, grow, see the World, and see things the way you do.
Goes with perspective and understanding while generously live & let live.

After many inner Journeys to understand Life and see the bigger picture, maybe also Journeys to ‘old happy places’, under JUPITER retro since April 10….
…it’s time now to move forward-onward-upward, and elevate to ‘higher ground’ on all levels, with JUPITER in SAG going direct.

  • What’s possible and calling?
  • Where do trust & adventure, generosity & freedom come in?

 

Maverick Planet Uranus (NASA)

* For URANUS in TAU that looks like:

Liberation from sticky attachments,

Awakening from ‘fake’ security, and into your true Self.
EmBodying Freedom.

Maybe even (as J. Krishnamurti put it): Freedom that has no opposite.

Over the last 7 months of URANUS going direct / forward, we had lots of liberating paradigm shifts that set us free – maybe ‘involuntarily’ / surprisingly / shockingly so.
Now it’s time to integrate the experiences, and find unconditional Freedom within. 

 

 

 

No Time for the Old Empire

SATURN retro in mid CAP travels slowly but surely next to the Lunar South Node (all Spring and Summer 2019).

This ‘smells’ so much like endings, closures, esp. of the shadow / low and heavy vibration of CAP:
As in: Doing things the hard way, resisting and judging (others and self), wasting time and energy (on exactly that, or other rock-solid ineffective / damaging patterns), being the martyr and taking too much on, or a scapegoat, being stuck in pretend security that has a high price, being in guilt or scarcity mode… and getting drained by it all – you get the picture!

Feels prob heavy even just reading…

This really is the year (the PSE New MOON in CAP next to SATURN on Jan 5 set the tone) to let the ‘Old Empire’ expire.
Whatever your inner / outer ‘Old Empire’ is that had its time.
Good to check in with shadows / blind spots…
Find a way of honouring the Old for the purpose it has had, and give it a conscious farewell,  a ceremony perhaps even. And / or notice how symptoms of it / people and experiences that represent simply fall away. 

Energy is freed up for the CANCERian creativity.
The Universe and Nature are infinitely creative.
A Goddess thing ❤

How about for a change: Play first, work later.
Or better yet: Work playfully, and play purposefully.

MERCURY in turnaround mode close to the CANCER North Node has hopefully shown us that getting the mind as an advocate for ‘shoulds’ out of the way, and leading with playful joy raises the vibration, and connects in fun, magical, and creative ways.

 

And voila – as promised:

The Sabian Symbols for the New MOON and for MERCURY’s turnaround degrees

The New MOON will be at 8°36′ LEO.

LEO 9°:
GLASS BLOWERS SHAPE BEAUTIFUL VASES WITH THEIR CONTROLLED BREATHING.

Glass Art – free stock photo (Pixabay)

KEYNOTE: The need to involve one’s most spiritual and vital energies in the creative act if it is to produce significant and beautiful new forms.

The breath represents the power of the spirit, animator of all living manifestations. Because the glass blower uses his breath to shape the glass vessels, he is a fitting symbol of how deeply any creative individual has to involve his total being in his creation. He is also using the fire of the spirit — transpersonal inspiration — or, in another sense, the fire of deeply felt emotions. Any creative activity which does not involve both the “breath” and the “fire” cannot transform into beautiful artworks — or indeed into any new form of order — the raw materials, remains of the past (the “sand”).

This fourth stage of the twenty-sixth sequence symbolically shows us the technique required in true and successful transforming activity. It always implies CREATIVE INTENSITY.

Well, yes, Creative Intensity it is, with the LEO New MOON, next to VENUS, linked to healing CHIRON & liberating URANUS and MARS, linked to transcending NEPTUNE & transformational PLUTO.
If you feel genuinely passionate about something involve your total Being into the Creation – with the Fire of Spirit. Cosmic energies are SO supportive now.

When Spirit, Passion, and Power are with the Creation we’re on Fire, and the Creation has a Life of its own.
We’re born to co-create with the infinitely creative Universe!

 

MERCURY will turn from retro to direct at 24°01′ CAN.

CANCER 24°:
A WOMAN AND TWO MEN CASTAWAYS ON A SMALL ISLAND OF THE SOUTH SEAS.

Heart Island Tupai close to Bora Bora

KEYNOTE: The focalization of complex inner potentialities in harmonic and concrete relationships.

We are dealing here with a special phase of the process of integration. The woman and the two men represent the three-fold aspect of the human personality, particularly at this stage when one of these aspects — the emotional life (the woman) — is facing the possibility, if not the inevitability, of relating itself to both the spiritual and the mental. This confrontation occurs on a small island of the South Seas, and “south” always refers symbolically to the strong and passionate impulses of human nature. Somehow the three-fold consciousness has to develop a harmonious and well-integrated modus vivendi (a specific way of life). If successful, this will release powerful energies and will lead to the next symbolic scene.

We have reached the fourth stage of the twenty-third five-fold sequence. As is most often the case, we are introduced here to a specific technique — or at least to a problem of technique — in living. The three human beings should become integrated; but the form this integration will take seems left open. It has to be a concrete type of integration in terms of the emotional and biological drives of human nature (an island of the South Seas) and the field of integration is “small.” The key to the problem of relationship should be the realization of INTER-DEPENDENCE.

 

So interesting to find this symbol show up ‘synchronistically’ as a message for MERCURY retro-to-direct – since the integration of the emotional (CANCER), mental (MERCURY) and spiritual dimensions (the SUN which is now leading again, and MERCURY following – the effect of the M-r process) is also the point of the MERCURY retro process – which is often trivialized as ‘bad news’ (for our overly mentally identified world…).
M-r has again been an adjustment showing us that all levels indeed are interdependent, and that rationalizing emotions (which MERCURY can tend to when it meets the CANCERian world of feeling) needs to shift. Feelings need to be compassionately and safely seen and met by the Heart and by Consciousness (the SUN).
MERCURY can help us now communicate them, and let the world know in a kind way how we feel.

 

Wishing you a blessed and passionately inspired creative August,
Fueled by the LEO New MOON!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Late LIBRA – ARIES ‘Blue’ Full Moon with URANUS (Apr 19): Choose to EmBody Freedom!

18 Apr

Dear Cosmic Friends on Planet Earth!

Feeling HER?

What a Full Moon coming up tomorrow 19-04-19!

  • The second (‘Blue’) FULL MOON in LIBRA – ARIES. First one was on March 20 – Spring Equinox! Both Full Moons frame the ARIES & LIBRA spectrum where it’s about Showing Up in our Authentic Self, and our Choices, and ‘Dances’ with Others.
    Show Up in Balance, was the motto for the Spring Equinox Full Moon.
  • On the ‘Tipping Point’ from LIBRA to SCORPIO – Choices lead to Change. Dive IN!
  • Opposite the SUN and URANUS on the ‘Settling / Embodiment Point’ – EmBody the New YOU!
  • On Good Friday – the MOON will go through the SCORPIOnic depths just 1 1/2 hrs after fullness, until Easter Sunday morning, when she rises in SAG!

And there’s more in the Cosmic Equation, informing our Choices, offering Balance, helping with Authenticity and Freedom, and with meeting Reflections aka ‘good matches’.

 

So many concentrations of Energies in the World, and in our Inner Worlds at present, and yet such a need for Balance – let’s honour and align with the Potential of this very special, edgy, cuspy Full Moon!

 

Here SHE is… exactly in her Fullness at 4:12 am PDT tomorrow April 19:

 

 

Showing up with an entourage of several strong concentrations of Planetary Energies – which of course represent Archetypes IN us:

 

  • The SUN and URANUS almost united (building up, exact on Apr 22), on the ‘Settling / Embodiment Point’ from ARIES to TAURUS.
    The SUN will enter TAURUS less than 22 hrs after the Full Moon, on Apr 20 at 1:55 am PDT.
    What a wake-up call!
    To show up in a new liberated way, get out of comfort zones and outmoded habits, emBody and ‘settle into’ Freedom!

 

  • The MOON on the other side of the Earth, pointing to the complementary ‘Alchemy / Tipping Point’ from LIBRA to SCORPIO where Choices lead to Change. Make the Choice, and Dive into the Alchemy that changes you!
    Just 1 1/2 hrs after the Full Moon, LUNA will enter SCORPIO at 5:41 am PDT, for a deep dive on Good Friday and Easter Saturday / Passover, until SHE crosses the ‘Phoenix Point’ and rises into SAG, on Easter Sunday morning at 8:59 am PDT.

    What an Easter alignment!

 

 

  • And what a concentration in CAP (for the whole year, esp. this Spring & Summer):
    SATURN and PLUTO, close together yet not fully meeting until Jan 12, 2020, wrapping around the lunar South Node, in wide T-square with the Full Moon axis, and opposite the Lunar North Node in CANCER – the MOON’s abode.
    The Old Empire does Expire (activated already with the CAP New Moon / Partial Solar Eclipse on Jan 5 / 6). Where / what’s yours?
    End of strive and effort, doing things the hard way to prove…?
    SATURN and PLUTO are both slowly moving / stationary, to go retro on Apr 24 / 29 (until Sept 18 / Oct 2) – more support for the unraveling and downsizing of the old / from within.

 

  • The Lunar North Node in CANCER helps us to counter-balance the ‘Old Empire’ by being warm, soft, gentle, loving, caring, inviting, and compassionate with ourselves and each other, and of course: naturally playful & creative. Finding our way Home.

 

  • The CAP – CANCER dynamic influences our choices and helps us to show up in a new, liberated way:
    Which choice (and which way of making choices!) feels more like an effort / heavy lifting / old expiring way of doing things, and which ones feel loving, caring, compassionate, take you to where you feel you belong and are welcome and ‘in your element’?
    Give yourself permission and / for compassion!

 

  • Also LILITH will join the Water World soon – on May 3, when the Wild ONE goes into PISCES for the next 9 months.
    Early PISCES (where LILITH will be until Aug) has a CANCER undertone: 
    Where do you feel natural ‘wild’ resonance and belonging, independent of your bio tribe? Being at-ONE allows us to be in our True Nature.
    Join us at our LILITH into PISCES Parlour on Apr 29 for co-attuning to ‘her’ 9-months immersion.

 

  • MARS presently (until May 15) in GEMINI going into square with NEPTUNE in PI on Apr 27 can create a tension between so much mental activity, debates, conflicts, and surrender into the vaster field of union and connectedness.
    MARS is also an ego Planet – helping us to get what we (think) we want while it’s often not what’s really best…

 

  • JUPITER now also retro (Apr 10 – Aug 11) in SAG helps us with Guidance from within.
    Seeing the bigger picture, understanding the whole story, and outgrowing it, into where freedom and happiness are calling.

 

 

Sooo, I felt called this time, to look up the

SABIAN SYMBOLS for both the Full MOON and the SUN at 29° LIBRA / ARIES.

Quite amazing what they reveal:

Starting with the
FULL MOON at 29°06′ LIBRA:

HUMANITY’S VAST AND ENDURING EFFORT TO REACH FOR KNOWLEDGE TRANSFERABLE FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION.

Boston Public Library (Flickr Xynn Tii)

KEYNOTE: A deep sense of participation in, and commitment to, social processes which seek to bring to all men Truth and a greater Life.

The most characteristic trait in human nature is the ability to “bind time” (as Korzybsky once stated): to transfer to others as yet unborn the harvest of our conscious experiences and our deliberate endeavors. This ability far transcends instinct and biological mutations, for it is based on consciousness, choice, will and self-sacrifice for the sake of future human beings. It rests upon a deep feeling of the value of “community”; its use increases this feeling and eventually destroys the roots of loneliness.

This fourth stage symbol suggests the technique that makes a life truly “human.”
To join others in the vast process of a living civilization is to fulfill the basic implications of the human stage of cosmic evolution — a stage characterized by CONSCIOUS PARTICIPATION.”

The very end of LIBRA takes us here to conscious choices to contribute and participate socially, and help co-create a culture and a living civilization. To make not just knowledge but lived experience and wisdom available as a legacy for future generations.
And the core of CAPRICORN would be very content with this worthwhile effort and wise choice.

 

The SUN at 29°06′ ARIES:

“THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES.  

Gustave Dore Ecosia

KEYNOTE: Attunement to Cosmic Order.

At the fourth stage of a five-fold sequence a technique is often presented. It is based on the experiences implied in the preceding symbols. In this case, what the individual who has entered into a new realm of possibilities of action should learn is the harmonic principles operating in this realm.
The music of the spheres is the celestial embodiment of principles of polyphonic interplay. The individual advancing “on the Path” should seek to understand and realize his / her place in the vast scheme of Humanity’s evolution, in the immense Chord of the Harmony of the Universe.

The message to the seeker for meaning which is implied in this symbol is TO LISTEN TO THE INNER VOICE; to listen without personalizing this Voice in a glamour-producing manner. It is the Voice of the Whole, of which one begins to realize that one is a tiny little part – yet a significant part, for every note of the universal Chord has its place and its ineradicable meaning.”   

What a beautiful note to end the Astro~News on…

 

Blessings to YOU, for the cosmic-human Dance of Life!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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 yourself in the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

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.

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On short notice – so ARIES:

EmBODY Astrology in Nature
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2:20 – 5:20 PM

You and your friends are warmly welcome!
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