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Winter SoUlstice Full Moon (Dec 22, 2018) in CANCER – CAP: Home is where the Heart of Hearts is…

21 Dec

Happy Winter SoUlstice Full Moon,

dear Reader in the Astro~News Tribe!

What a rare occurrence this year, as only 17 hrs after Winter Solstice, LUNA shows her fullness just after entering her Cancerian home abode. 
The Winter Solstice SUN is met by the Summer Solstice MOON!

 

At this WINTER SOLSTICE Day, the waxing MOON is still in GEM, and the Solstice Night will be an almost-Full MOON night (when the lunar energy is even stronger than the day after the Full Moon).
A polarity between the need to belong to a tribe or family, be with children / with the Inner Child (CANCER), and focusing on priorities and purpose / being the Elder (CAP).


Which may be but doesn’t have to be a dilemma, ‘bridged’ by MARS / CHIRON between them (a square): SoUlutions come from surrendering to the healing quality of unity and connection. When we connect from the Heart it all comes and flows together, time flies or stands still – either way, it’s magical.

 

Tall Tree Time – Nourished by the Waters of Life…. Photo by Melanie, Winter SoUlstice 2018

 

What nurtures us? asks the CANCER Full Moon…
How do we nurture Ourselves, our Children, our Inner Child, our Family / Tribe?
How do we feel and give a sense of Belonging?
Where’s HOME?

Nurturing young and old through the COLD, finding emotional and physical comfort and resources is a big deal in Northern lands – even though we’re just coming through the shortest days of the year, Winter  & CAPRICORN has only just begun, today Dec 21.

How do the contrasting themes of the warm, cuddly, and caring CANCER and rock-solid CAPRICORN energies (which you can see in the chart below) balance and complement?

 

The Winter Solstice Sun initiates CAPRICORN where SATURN, PLUTO, and the Lunar South Node sit these days / years:

 

  • SATURN, the Ruler of CAP – for a year now in CAP (since Dec 20, 2017 and dwelling in the mountainous region of CAP until Dec 17, 2020)!
    Here’s the blog article for this momentous move a year ago – maybe time for a review of the first year?
    SATURN in CAP brings rewarding incentives for us to ‘step up’ and be / do what we’re best at.
    No need to waste our time and energy on what’s futile and not ‘the real thing’. It’s Your Time and Your Life.
    No need to feel guilty, nor to judge what we don’t want to see, rather to move on / up, and model the Best and the Change (PLUTO).

 

  • PLUTO is in CAP for the long haul, until 2023.
    To make sure CAP goes through its deep foundational change and Evolution. I.o.w., for humanity to be done with wasteful, abusive, irresponsible, immature behaviour.
    So much time and energy is invested in sustaining a dinosaur system. We need to step up to the plate, live more simply (doesn’t mean deprivation) and sustainably, with quality focus instead of quantity (yet never-enough).
    What helps is clear noticing what / which (perhaps conditioned) patterns drain our energy, where energy comes from in contrast, and following that trail.

 

Here’s the full ‘Birth Chart’ of the Winter Solstice Full Moon!

Yes, a Full Moon is like a birthing or harvest of what comes to fruition – whether it’s been planted / sown under the previous New Moon, or many Moons ago.

The Full Moon in CANCER – CAP will be exact at 9:49 am PST tomorrow Dec 22.

 

 

Here ‘she’ is! The MOON will enter her CANCER abode at 8:28 am PST, just 80 min before the Full Moon at 9:49 am PST on the first degrees (0°49′) of CAN – CAP.

The MOON and the Lunar North Node surround and embrace CANCER – a well-needed and supported Zodiac energy nowadays.
The Lunar Nodes shifted into CAP – CAN on Nov 16 where they’ll be until June 5, 2020 (here’s the blog post for this Nodal energy phase).


Inviting us to lead from Cancerian warmth, care, nurturance, playfulness, creativity, drop heavy Capricornian burdens, ‘shoulds’, conditioning, fears, restrictions, depression, judgment, and not feed the CAP shadow of unqualified leadership and tyrannical structures that eat up our time and energy.
Rather to go where joy and playful timelessness are, and to create and raise vibrations from there. More energy freed up to create the change we do want to see and that sustains us.

 

For the CANCER – CAPRICORN Solstice / Christmas Full Moon in the signs of the Lunar Nodes that means (and is also a prelude to the upcoming Solar and Lunar Eclipses in CAP – CAN in 2019):

  • It’s not about ‘production’ and status for the Holidays (yep, pretty clear how that can drain our time, energy, and money…), rather about Heart connections, home, and belonging.
  • HOME is where the Heart of Hearts is…. a place we just love and where we feel welcomed, and a spiritual place that invites us unconditionally to come home to, at Christmas and any timeless time.
  • CANCER & CAP bring Elders and Children and anybody in-between together (rather than a separation and segregation that’s so common – and also costly – in modern society). 
  • How do traditions (CAP) feed our needs, and make us feel we belong (CANCER)?
  • The Summer Solstice GEM – CAN cusp of the FULL MOON is the ‘Nesting Point’ as I call it. Having a nurturing nest to come back to (CAN MOON) helps us with having energy to do important work in the world (CAP SUN).

 

 

Let’s take a look at the SABIAN SYMBOLS

…for the MOON and SUN at the Summer and Winter Solstice Points!

 

The Full MOON will be at 0°49′ CANCER.

1° CANCER:

 

Mexican Moon Boat(s) – Photo by Melanie, Dec 2018

 

“ON A SHIP THE SAILORS LOWER AN OLD FLAG AND RAISE A NEW ONE.

KEYNOTE: A radical change of allegiance exteriorized in a symbolical act: A point of no return.

We have now reached a square (go-degree angle) to the beginning of the cyclic process. This is a moment of crisis, a sharp turning point. In the zodiacal cycle, at the Summer Solstice the northward motion of the Sun (in “decimation”) stops; the Sun rises and sets as far north of exact east and west as it can during the year-cycle. Its motion is now reversed. Slowly the sunset points move southward on the western horizon, and the length of the day decreases. In the Lunation cycle (from New Moon to New Moon) this is the First Quarter phase.
On the “ship” which symbolizes the ego-consciousness floating, as it were, on the sea of the vast Unconscious, the individualized will makes a basic decision. The dominant Yang force allows the Yin force to begin its six-month long rise to power. The “collective” will gradually overcomes the “individual,” and at the end the state will overpower the person. Now, however, the individual person enjoys his most glorious hour; he exults in his ability to make a “free decision”- i.e. to act as an individual who selects his life goal and his allegiance.

This is the first stage in the nineteenth five-fold series of degree symbols. In a decisive act heavy with consequences, the symbolic college youth might realize that he should bring to an end his quest for the ideal companion and enter into matrimony. He assents to the possibility of progeny, of home responsibility. His consciousness accepts a process of fundamental REORIENTATION, implying the stabilization of his energies.”


Sooo, where’s your Moon Boat taking you?
Which relation-ships, home, and other harbours for your soul….?
Dare to re-orient yourself.

 

The SUN will be at 0°49′ CAP.

1° CAPRICORN:

 

Chief Seattle

 

“AN INDIAN CHIEF CLAIMS POWER FROM THE ASSEMBLED TRIBE.

KEYNOTE: The power and responsibility implied in any claim for leadership.

The religious ideal implied in the preceding symbol has now materialized or crystallized into sheer power — the power to lead the community and to ensure its welfare or even its physical survival. The energies released through group cooperation (Libra), deepened and emotionally experienced as forces of great potency (Scorpio), and given meaning and conscious purpose (Sagittarius) are now stabilized and hierarchized. The power of the group is turned into a measurable and carefully managed “capital.” The words “chief” and “capital” come from the same Latin word, caput, meaning “head.” 
A time comes in many lives when the individual finds themselves placed in a situation that allows them to assume power over their comrades, however limited this power may be. Is he / she ready to do this effectively and responsibly? This is the supreme test of a human being in society. 
It complements its polar opposite (Summer Solstice degree), which refers to the acceptance by the individual of a new kind of allegiance as a foundation for the integration of a mature personality. Such a foundation may, but need not, refer to establishing a home.

This represents the first stage in a five-fold process — the fifty-fifth sequence of five symbols. It refers to the capacity latent in every individual to claim and assume AUTHORITY in a vital group-situation.”

 

SATURN now in CAP is clearly about this kind of mature Authority – a notion to claim it where appropriate, and the repercussions of its use (or abuse).
Quite clearly, we’re seeing plenty of evidence of the necessity for responsible leadership and authority, and for the misuse of it. The theme becomes more prominent in the SATURN in CAP years that can also have a heightened karmic effect (SATURN being the ‘Lord of Karma’, in its own domain CAP), across the board.

What / who’s evidently not fit for authority must adjust, or go.
Actually quite simple.

May better leadership and authority establish itself in these years.

What in us doesn’t step UP to the occasion, and assume leader-ship (because you can, you have the cap-acities)?
What’s in the way of truly leading your life?
And how can you claim Authority again?

 

Especially if your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets are in early CANCER, CAP but also ARIES and LIBRA…
…You’d notice the tension and perhaps notion for re-orientation to be in natural Leadership of your Life (again).
As the year 2019 unfolds, with its Eclipses in CAP – CAN, clear orientation reveals itself more and more. But hey, maybe this FULL MOON already made things crystal clear to you, in your Heart of Hearts?

 

 

Winter SoUlstice SUN – Photo by Melanie, Solstice 2018

 

What are other Planetary Energies in the Full Moon Field, and what’s their Medicine for us?

 

  • The SUN and MOON in early CAP / CAN come out of a T-square with MARS / CHIRON (aligned on Dec 28) in late PISCES where also NEPTUNE ‘sails’ (and was met by MARS on Dec 7).
    The ‘outlet’ and Piscean solution for the SUN – MOON tension leads us to the Medicine of Unity and Connection. Heart Connection transcends either-or, this or that, and a happy, healing Heart can be ‘at home’ anywhere, esp. in the Heart of Hearts….

 

  • MERCURY and JUPITER in SAG aligned this morning, just before the Winter SoUlstice.
    Joy to the World! Speak your Truth, and Raise Vibrations!
    Important to be truthful, and come from a pure Heart that’s not about better-than.

 

  • VENUS has come to the Heart of the Scorpion – as she ‘sits’ in mid SCO -, comes out of a mystical, magical Water Trine with NEPTUNE in PI (exact today Dec 21) and will square LILITH in central AQ on Dec 23.
    Intimacy, Magic, and Depth of Love and Connection vs / and Freedom and Independence.
    Allow both to co-exist rather than be in conflict – NEPTUNE is the big unifyer anyway…

 

  • URANUS retro (the only retro Planet at this point!) in late AR / on the ‘Settling Point’ to TAU will turn around to go direct on Jan 6 – the day after the CAP New Moon / Partial Solar Eclipse. This month (end of Dec to mid-Jan) are quite URANIAN with this focal point.
    Meaning, paradigm shifts and liberation yet also disruption of old patterns and structures.
    Allow freedom to prevail, not just freedom from or freedom for, but (one of my favourite provocative quotes by J. Krishnamurti) freedom that has no opposite….

 

 

More about URANUS’s turnaround on Jan 6, and MARS going from PISCES into ARIES on Dec 31 (a big energy boost into the New Year) in upcoming blog posts. Stay tuned!
Of course, you can also expect a New Year’s Overview post!

 

Wishing you a blessed Winter SoUlstice, Christmas, and Holiday Time of your Tradition!
May the Returning Light shine brightly into all areas of your life, and guide your Way HOME! ❤ 

 

Melanie

 

© 2018 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.

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

 

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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SCORPIO New Moon (Nov 7) – Phoenix Alchemy

6 Nov

 Hi Astro~News Fans & Co- Cosmic Alchemists,

 

You might have already read the JUPITER into SAG Astro~News article before seeing this one for the NEW MOON in SCORPIO the day before…

JUPITER’s move UP from SCO over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG is the main ‘Reason for the Season’ – The Truth Shall Set us FREE!
Allowing one another being in our Truth-s / Live and Let Live sets us even more FREE!


Yet, it’ll be catalyzed, or perhaps rather: birthed, by the New MOON in deep central SCORPIO where the Magic and Power-to-Change is the strongest!

And sometimes it’s the ‘little things’ (husshhh – see below…) that turn things around magically!

 

Dia de los Muertos Calavera – Nov 2018, Photo by Melanie

 

I’m often being asked:
What would be a good time for a New Moon ceremony?


This New MOON gives me a good occasion to address this.
I love how we connect in alignment ceremony and honour the cosmic / terrestrial cycles in our lives, whether we meet or even know each other or not… and give back to the Universe, Mother Earth, Nature, and other Human or Animal Beings.

Traditions (as the Mexican Dia de los Muertos, or Catholic All Saints / All Souls early Nov…) are still-in-place yearly ceremonies.
As the awareness and observing of ancient Traditions comes back and is being integrated into our contemporary world nowa-years, in a renewed, empowering and transformational way (PLUTO in CAP – 2008 – 2023) – we remember and re-connect! – ceremonies can be offered to honour what we hold sacred, without ‘going through the institutions’ (CAP) for this. 

New MOON Ceremonies mirror the monthly feminine cycle of fertility and renewal.
Whether we live in a female body or not, and whether we’re in our fertility cycles yet or still, or not, New MOON Ceremonies connect us with the Sacred Feminine, and strengthen ‘her’ in us.
SCORPIO loves transformational Ceremony.


If it’s about release of an old cycle, pattern, the best time would be on the days before the New Moon = the ‘Dark Moon’ – still this evening / tonight.
If it’s about planting seeds for the New, the day of the New Moon or following days still, are excellent.
Wherever the New Moon falls in your chart (does it activate Planets, Sun, Moon, AC….?, which House is it in?) would be the themes to focus on with your New Moon Ceremony if you’d like to be even more specifically aligned.

I’ll offer a
2019 NEW MOONs
Outlook, Astro Alignment & Planning Parlour
on THU JAN 3, 2019
… just 2 days before the 1st New Moon of the year on Jan 5 – in CAP which is also a Partial Solar Eclipse.

We shall also explore and work with that Eclipse (exact) New Moon that evening, as our first New MOON Astro Alignment of the Year…
Followed by an overview of all the New Moons of the year, as they show up in the cosmic cycle of your Star Map.
Stay tuned, and bring on your questions and input already if you like.
FB Event and invite coming soon.

 

So, let’s dive into the ‘birth chart’ of the upcoming SCO New MOON 2018…

…and see what Magic ‘she’ reveals:
The NEW MOON will be exact at 8:02 am PST tomorrow Nov 7.

 

So, from the Victoria / West Coast perspective, the NEW MOON will be less than an hour after Sunrise (7:09 am PST), as you see in the chart, with the SUN and MOON together in the 12th House, and SCO Rising.

JUPITER sits at the very very ‘tail end’ (hope you didn’t get stung recently!) of SCO, on the Phoenix Point, before entering SAG the day after, Thursday (= JupiterDay, as in Jeudi, Jueves, ThorsDay) Nov 8 at 4:44 am PST.
Where we Find our Heart Truth – from the Depth of SCO – and Share it with the World. 

Lots of SCORPIO – just before it all ‘magically’ shifts, with JUPITER and the MOON on Nov 8.
What carries us over the ‘Phoenix Point’ to be reborn from the ‘ashes’, get unstuck, and turn from contained to open, from controlled to generous, trusting, and free?
We’ve experienced VERY scorpionic 13 months since 10/10/2017, activated by JUPITER.
Let’s ‘process its residues through’ by honouring its gifts (JUPITER likes that) – even though some came wrapped with ‘barbed wire’….

Quite an alchemical New MOON, offering, with its strong SCO gravitation presenting itself as an integration of the last year and transformation into what comes beyond, led-out by JUPITER.

The Ruler of the New MOON and of the AC / West Coast chart is PLUTO, nowadays / years in CAP, and in sextile alignment with the New MOON, and not far from CAP Ruler SATURN.
So we have overall a strong SCO – CAP concentration – with SAG in-between calling to be invoked to trust its effects to lift us up – a resurrecting , enlivening Spirit / Heart ignition.

 

It can be so simple, says CAP, and PLUTO has us tune into Soul Essence that has the Power to turn things around – even in a harsh and cold, heavy and tiresome CAP environment…

How about this, for starting the Heart Fire:

 

Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 15°11′ SCORPIO

“SCORPIO 16°: A GIRL’S FACE BREAKING INTO A SMILE.

Smiling Girl in the Jungle after a Trek – Creative Commons pic by Rory McLeod

KEYNOTE: The fervent reaching out on the part of the young of heart to new experiences.

Faith in life and in other human beings enables us to go forth toward relationships with whatever attracts our senses or stirs our imagination. Smiling is perhaps a uniquely human characteristic because it implies a conscious acceptance of relationship, thus a choice.
The animal, on the other hand, is compelled by unconscious instinct, at least in its natural state. It is not free to choose between love and hate.

This is the first symbol of the forty-sixth five-fold sequence. It introduces us to a series of responses to human experience and pictures a glowing WARMTH OF FEELING.”

 

Yay, what a difference a Smile makes!
Very apropos SCO-to-SAG… (beyond Scorpionic sarcasm and dark humour….) – coming straight from the Heart, and changing us like magic!
Yes, smile is a human choice…. yet I’ve also seen dogs smile 😉

And in all of us Young-at-Heart Ones, doesn’t such a genuine smile arise from the Inner Child?
‘Warmth of Feeling’ brings also the astrological pointer to the Nodal Shift (on Nov 16) into CAP (Lunar South Node) – CANCER (Lunar North Node) where caring warmth is calling us, on so many levels, to show up with it in the World…


If you’d like to explore this theme shift in your own chart & life, in a group of like spirited lovely Beings come to our
Astro Nodal Parlour on Nov 14.

In the Parlour description you can also find the themes that the Nodal Shift to CAP – CAN engenders…

 

The North Node on the cusp from LEO to CANCER is in a potent cuspy Cardinal / Fixed Grand Cross, together with the South Node on the cusp from AQ to CAP, URANUS retro on the cusp from AR to TAU, the ‘(Un)Settling Point’, and VENUS retro / stationary on the cusp from LI to SCO – the Tipping Point.
The Grand Cross energy is on for the rest of the month, until VENUS will exactly oppose URANUS (the 3rd and last time in ‘her’ retro / post retro phase) on Nov 30.
In my sense it’ll be strongest mid-Nov when the Nodes shift.
Rather than being ‘rattled’ by unexpected ‘blow-ups’ (URANUS) that disturb your peace (VENUS) and harmonious relationships, bring out your ‘drama queen’ (low grade LEO – CAN) or icy cold shoulder silent treatment (CAP – AQ) channel the energy into activating the excitement factor (URANUS) otherwise and pro-actively, by trying out new approaches, like:
Reconnecting with people you’ve had loving connections with in the past (VENUS retro) but lost touch, show your warmth of feeling (a real smile counts for 1000 smiley icons) and it could lead to a co-creative projects (CAP – AQ).
How’s that for a little magical transmutation?

 

Also catalyzed by the magical New Moon:

MARS in PISCES (Nov 15 – Dec 31) – Surfing the Cosmic Waves!

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot Card Man of Cups – Surfer. Photo by Melanie

Loving the picture on the Voyager Tarot card Man of CupsSurfer that I chose for MARS in PISCES.
It also contains a blossoming Horse cornucopia (so JUPITER in SAG) – symbolizing the exhilarating, ecstatic joy MARS in PISCES can engender. 

MARS will (YES, it will!) leave AQ where it’s been basically forever (well, since the TAU New MOON on May 15!) due to its retro phase this Summer (slightly back into CAP).

Has the Inner Masculine been re-calibrated in your Life?

Also reflected in your relationships with men in your life if you’re on the feminine side of the spectrum…
Which kind of masculine energy shows up in your life and through you, and how has that changed since the Summer?
How are Men in Society (MARS in AQ) changing?
Well, they are, as the Times they are a-changing, the CAP Patriarchy looses its power, and forces of Transformation sweep up the shadow and regenerate it.

MARS will enter PISCES on Nov 15 where it’ll be exactly until the last day of the year, Dec 31 – on the last degree of the Zodiac, before entering freshly into the New Year in ARIES. Nice natural alignment job, Mr. MARS!

The Piscean MARS isn’t so much into fighting, rather into chilling, relaxing, connecting, dancing, surfing, and the ‘pursuit’ of all things spiritual – which in some sense is an oxymoron (PISCES is always so paradoxical, there we have it again…). 

 

So that’s it from my side, for the SCORPIO New MOON Magic – nice one!
Ride the Cosmic Waves of Regeneration – and Blessings for the Rising Phoenix!

Light & Love!
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.

 

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!

 

 

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

7 Oct

Thanksgiving & ThanksLiving Blessings,
dear Astro~News Reader!

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

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

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

 

Right Relationship?!


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

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LIBRA by Johfra Bosschart – with symbolism from various esoteric traditions

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

The LIBRA New Moon on Oct 8

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

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


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

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

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

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

 

With all this tension – BALANCE is Key.

 

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

“BALANCE

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

 

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

“SCENE FOURTEEN: RECONSTRUCTION   

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

Santa Monica Pier after a Storm 2011

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Where mid-LIBRA is in your chart…

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

 

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

 

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

1st House:
Self / You-as-You

2nd House:
Security, Values, Belongings, Finances

3rd House:
Environment, Learning, Extended Family

4th House:
Home / Origin / Family

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

6th House:
Lifestyle, Work, Health

7th House:
Relationships with significant Others

8th House:
Deep Involvement and Sharing

9th House:
Life Path & Direction, Travel

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

11th House:
Social Co-creation, Friendships

12th House:
Soulful Surrender to All That IS.

 

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

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

 

Blessings for the LIBRA New Moon & Beyond!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ARIES – LIBRA Harvest Moon 2018: In Our Authentic Nature with All Our Relations

23 Sep

Happy Autumn, dear Astro~News Reader!

Just in time with FALL EQUINOX the warm and golden early LIBRA SUN and the crispy-fresh moonlit nights this weekend have been such a beautiful gift of contrast and perfect balance.

 

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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, just 2 days freshly in the new Season!

It’s the Harvest Moon – the Full Moon closest to the Fall Equinox!

The next FULL MOONs will be all on Zodiac cusps too!
SEPT 24 at 1°59′ AR – LI
OCT 24 at 1°13′ TAU – SCO
NOV 23 at 0°52′ GEM – SAG
DEC 22 – the Winter Solstice FULL MOON at 0°49′ CAN – CAP.

There’s Magic and Alchemy on the Cusps.
I’ve been exploring over many years in my practice (yep, practically applied in our lives) what the flavours of the transitions from one Zodiac sign to the next are.
Only one has an ‘official’ name in Astrology: The Sphinx Point from LEO to VIR.
Suitable (and really cool) names for the other 11 cusps showed up intuitively.
Last year, in the Astro Alchemy of Zodiac Cusps Group Series, we invited Voyager Tarot cards, and Medicine cards as well to illustrate and tell us more about the Cusp Energy.
Happy to offer it again this year:

Zodiac CUSP Alchemy in Your Chart: Phoenix, Sphinx and more –
A 4-Meetings / 8-Week Applied Group Exploration on the Cusps.

Here’s the FB Event link.
You and your friends are warmly welcome to join us (in person or online).

 

Back to this FULL MOON – on the Cusps from PI – AR (the MOON with CHIRON) and VIR – LI (the SUN with MERCURY)!


The MOON will only enter ARIES at 4:04 pm PDT tomorrow MoOnday Sept 24 – to become exactly FULL at 7:52 pm PDT – rising fully as the Harvest Moon!


Why is the Full Moon closest to the Fall Equinox called Harvest Moon?
And is it really bigger than the other Full MOONs?

Voila – some legendary and astronomical features from EarthSky.


Astrologically, and in the progressions of Seasons, it’s a good time to acknowledge what’s coming to Fruition in this HARVEST Time – from the Summer, and from longer phases!

 

Ahhhh – we’re out of the Retro Record zone of Summer now – the first theme that comes to mind re: HARVEST.

Re-member? 6 Planets retro in July, and 7 in August!

A phase that offered opportunities galore (yet sometimes in the disguise of challenges) to tie up loose ends, and bring old (perhaps karmic, definitely habitual ) patterns to a conclusion.

Let’s take a look at what’s in the Planetary Harvest Basket of the Season:

 

HARVESTING MARS

The Retro / Harvest ‘SuperStar’ this season was arguably 😉 MARS, the Planet that goes retro the rarest, every 2 years only, plus, MARS was also in close encounter with Planet EARTH.

Definitely a strong Harvest theme, also since MARS rules ARIES where the Full Moon will be in tomorrow.

MARS Retro (June 26 – Aug 27) in AQ – CAP – AQ brought a RE-calibrating of the Inner Masculine. RE-activating of Community and Cooperation.

MARS (Hubble Telescope) How has the effect been for you?

Have you released old anger and battlegrounds in community, systems, society?
Beyond letting the ego (often the hijacker of MARS) take over, have you found Higher Ground / better social engagement from which to operate, and bring the best of your passion and energy into synergy with others?

Now MARS’s Summer craze is settling…. 
Its post-retro ‘storm’ went out with a BOOM last week: MARS in AQ square URANUS retro in TAU one more (# 3 of 3) time on Sept 18.
Beyond being ‘explosive’ and accident prone a chance to break through and break free from what has held us back and kept us stuck – a paradigm shift in action propelling us forward in a liberated way.
ExperiMANtation – no expectation.  
Activating the Inner Inventor.

Speaking of MARS – URANUS breakthroughs, I came to a spontaneous, intuitive, liberating intention / intervention, re: a project I’d been ‘sitting on’: “It’s an experiment” – makes all the difference, and gave me permission to move forward almost pressure free – YAY! 
At the same time, a liberation from old conditioning came with it.

This coming week, culminating on Sept 27, the SUN in LIBRA will go into AIR Trine with MARS in AQ – giving a boost of energy to fly high – and look at the situation from an objective and detached perspective that sees the system and the players / dynamics involved in a newer, freer light…. ahhh!

Other upcoming dynamics of Planets with MARS while moving through AQ (until Nov 15) are:

 

  • A square from passionate VENUS retro in SCO, exact on Oct 10 – which is building up already since VENUS is slowing down for ‘her’ retro mode (starting on Oct 5), and in ‘pseudo square’ with MARS basically end of Sept to mid-Oct.
    “How deep is your LOVE?” is the theme for VENUS in SCO in her retro journey this Fall.
    While acting in Freedom & Friendship is the contrasting theme for MARS in AQ.
    A dynamic tension of  Intimacy and Freedom. Depth definitely doesn’t mean control / co-dependency. 
    More about VENUS going into ‘her’ upcoming retro Underworld Journey in this blog post.

 

  • Another, rather short lived, square, from MERCURY in SCO also to MARS in AQ, on Oct 15.
    Maybe it’s time to communicate with clarity and depth what’s up (or rather: going on deep down) in your relationships, how this and that makes you feel (no blame / shame game – own your feelings!) to clear the air, and be in freedom with one another.

 

  • Early to mid-November bodes well for the remaining MARS Journey through AQ:
    On Nov 9, VENUS end of LIBRA (at the end of ‘her’ retro phase) goes into lovely AIR Trine with MARS.
    On a rather (inter)personal level: Easy sailing’ in reciprocity and freedom.

    Collectively, what would be best choices for humanity, community, cooperation, synergy, and enlightened group consciousness, and to co-create a better future?
    Hmmm, did I say: U.S. mid term elections? Now I did… 
    Well, the cool thing is, on Nov 8, JUPITER comes out of SCO (been there since 10/10/2017), and rises like a Phoenix into SAG.
    Yes, now we know what it’s like in the Dark, understand why these things happen… yet don’t need stay ‘down’ there. The deep and important process can come to a conclusion, giving way to perspective, space, and freedom.
    I’m LOVING November already! ❤

 

  • Also, on Nov 15, MARS goes (after the 3 squares in May, Aug, and Sept) into Sextile with electric URANUS – which will be by then (from – guess? – Nov 6 on!) back in late ARIES.
    A ‘double whammy’, a.k.a. a mutual reception, since they are in each others’ signs: 

    MARS the ruler of ARIES is in AQ, and URANUS the ruler of AQ is in AR. 
    Plus: this alignment happens literally on the Grand Finale Day of MARS in AQ (which started on May 15 – and it went into the first square with URANUS right the day after, May 16 – what a cosmic symmetry!).
    Expect the unexpected – except beautiful liberating domino effects! 🙂

 

HARVESTING with SATURN

SATURN (Hubble Telescope)

The game changer in the retro-to-direct shift in September has been good ole SATURN in CAP.
SATURN is known to be the ‘grim reaper’ or even Father Death with the scythe – showing us what IS old and dead and ripe to be cut and pruned.  

The retro effect of SATURN (every year for about 4-5 months, this year Apr 17 – Sept 6) has been a ‘Harvest’ time to complete old karma, old contracts, old giving-authority-away, to step into authority and commitment cleared from those ‘shackles’ and in integrity from the inside-out.

The ‘Ringed One’ went out of retro technically on Sept 6.
When asked, “Would that be a good time to start committing and planning again?” I suggested: Wait at least until the VIRGO NEW MOON on 09/09. Always better to start anew after the New Moon – and to give SATURN at least a few days to shift gear (the ‘slow storm’ goes until Oct….). 

So happy to see in my own life and with friends and clients how commitment in integrity (SATURN-in-CAP) has come to pass in the last while, incl. in 3 weddings over the last week – I was so honoured to be present at one of them just yesterday!
Wished I could have bi-located to the other one as well that took place simultaneously but SATURN reminds us, we’re living in one form-body 😉 .

 

HARVESTED by PLUTO

PLUTO Revealed… One of the first pictures New Horizons transmitted from the close fly-by in July 2015.

The deep down / far out PLUTO – Archetype of transformational Evolution that’s ‘upon’ us – harvests what’s naturally subject to change (often by rolling out its shadow manifestations just as the winds of change are underway).

PLUTO is the transpersonal level of MARS (higher power vs. personal Warrior Archetype assertion and energy expression).

PLUTO these years (2008 – 2023) in CAP shows where the Old Empire is about to expire… and the ‘Old Regime’ / operating system is so due for an upgrade that honours the signs of the time:

A wiser and more respectful working with time, natural resources, and natural laws (so that resources humanity depends upon don’t expire….).
And to bring our best and most powerful essence to the table – because it’s timely – while the Dimension of Time transcends when we ARE in soulful Essence…

As PLUTO has been retro (every year for 5 months, this time Apr 22 – Sept 30) power issues have been ‘harvested’ – to show us where we give power away to others, esp. (with hierarchical CAP): to those UP there in ‘Power’, while truly: The Power and Soul Integrity that can’t be usurped is within.
How does it ‘land’ for you to deeply tune into this?

(Inter)personal Power issues are being ‘harvested’ with PLUTO retro anyway / always:
Ah – there we go again – and see how it’s really an inside game! 
As we connect with / as Source, what happens?

Wherever mid CAP is in your chart you learn these years with the PLUTO effect what Power-to-Change really means to you.

P.S. LOVE is a good candidate for the most powerful change agent that can ‘move mountains’ (a la CAP) – as the New Horizon’s mission to PLUTO revealed in July 2015 (see photo). 🙂

 

So hey, what’s with the super early (1°59′)

ARIES FULL MOON with CHIRON – on the ‘Emergence Point’? Pointing to our Authentic Nature….

You can see them together, in the Harvest Moon chart below.

CHIRON the Centaur turned Warrior.

Clearly a refreshing new Emergence – yes, something new comes to Life here! – in Partnerships and with all our Relations (LIBRA and the SUN – MOON opposition).

It’s a raw and vulnerable place there (with early AR , plus CHIRON retro so close to the FULL MOON). Yet, baby steps and just showing up authentically as life does is the Medicine.

Since CHIRON has been in ARIES this year (which also started on Apr 17 – the day when SATURN went retro) being authentic and ‘just showing up’ is the Medicine for the ‘Wounded Healer’.


SATURN retro and CHIRON have been squaring each other in July and Aug – a good phase to heal old restricting and fear based consciousness, and step back into Life with a natural impulse that’s not even called courage….

  • How have you set yourself FREE from old conditioning?
  • What’s emerging in you, and how do YOU show up a-NEW?

CHIRON (now retro, until Dec 8) will just one day after the FULL MOON on the PI – AR ‘Emergence Point’ go back into the Ocean of Oneness aka PISCES where it’ll dwell / surf / cruise until the full-on Emergence in AR on Feb 18, 2019. 
The initiation has taken place.
Now we can roll with it, go with the flow, follow synchronicities, be adaptable, open, and take / offer the Medicine of Connection (PI).

 

Let’s take a look at the SABIAN SYMBOL for the FULL MOON, at 1°59′ AR:

PHASE 2 (ARIES 2°): 
“A COMEDIAN REVEALS HUMAN NATURE.

Jim Carrey / Wiki commons

KEYNOTE: The capacity to look objectively at oneself and at others.

While the first phase of the process of emergence is essentially in terms of subjective impulse and the desire to act, the second phase represents the attempt to evolve an objective awareness of existence. Through a sense of contrast, consciousness is gradually being built. 

It is what Teilhard de Chardin calls “reflective consciousness”: the ability to see oneself reflected as in a mirror, and eventually to laugh at the inadequacy of the form one sees; thus “humor,” the triumph of objective consciousness over subjective feeling or moods, or involvement in self. 

This symbol characterizes the second stage in the first five-fold sequence of phases: the stage of OBJECTIVATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS.
This second phase complements and polarizes the first, which stresses the subjective desire to become individually conscious.”

So yeah, spontaneous humour and laughing at ourselves / in the mirror of human nature is indeed a Healing Agent, and indeed required when treading ‘new ground’. 
A nice balance to the VIR – PI ‘Design Point’ of ‘Perfect Alignment’ (glitches included, ha-ha).

 

Which bring us to….

What’s the LIBRA side of the Equation?

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A Rose is a Rose (or a Rose Compass) – Photo by Melanie


It offers Conscious (SUN / MERCURY) Reflections, esp in Human Relationships, like:

  • What would be conscious (SUN) choices (LIBRA) that meet the need (MOON) to be authentically, fully YOU (ARIES)?
    Hint – it starts with: Choose Yourself!
  • What’s negotiable (LIBRA) / small stuff, and what’s not a good match / not genuinely compatible (LIBRA) or a deal breaker (URANUS – going back into ARIES over the Winter)?
  • How could a Partnership look like (LIBRA) that brings out the partners’ authentic Beingness (CHIRON in ARIES) where the light is reflected to one another?
  • Baby steps at a time (ARIES) are fine and normal, and a sense of humour is indispensable 😉
  • Too much sitting on the fence, weighing and waiting (for the other to make a move, for ‘something’ to happen and tip the scale) doesn’t do it much longer.
    Good thing that the FULL MOON with CHIRON next to it in ARIES and MARS now direct in AQ remind us: Just go for it (you already know what it’s like to be in limbo), and then the next step will emerge.

Lots of questions to consider, says SUN / MERCURY in LIBRA.
Yet, i.m.o., being truly, spontaneously authentic in the Self naturally supports good choices, and things don’t ‘stick’ so much in relationships that need to be ‘ironed out’ again.
I know, it can be a balancing act to bring one’s true authentic Nature into relationship – but it’s actually more from the perspective of the conditioned Self an ‘issue’ than from the free, authentic Self.

 

Finally, to bring it all together into the picture, and add more Astro tech based comments esp. for you Astro buffs and hopefully accessible for everyone,

Here’s the chart of the Harvest Moon –

Exact tomorrow Sept 24, 2018 at 7:52 pm PDT.

 

As you can see, there’s are TWO distinct closed figures in the cosmic pattern:

 

  • A CARDINAL T-SQUARE,
    from the FULL MOON axis (MOON & CHIRON on the ARIES cusp, and SUN / MERCURY on the LIBRA cusp), both squared by stationary SATURN in early CAP.

    Lots of tension in critical matters that seem to require an outlet of the SATURN kind – a commitment in integrity.
    Yes, there might be issues regarding one’s needs or ‘Inner Child’ (the MOON), esp. (with the square to SATURN) fear of commitment, a stressful sense of scarcity / running out of time and resources. 
    What would be a wise (SATURN) conscious choice (SUN / MERCURY in LI) in your inner authority and responsibility (SATURN now direct again)?The MOON squares stationary SATURN and stationary / retro PLUTO on Sept 24 – 26:
    Showing up for yourself (maybe for the first time in this way) and for ‘coming alive’ brings renewed self agency and is naturally empowering.
    The SUN will also square SATURN (twice a year only) on Sept 25, and stationary (post-retro) PLUTO on Oct 11 / 12:
    Consciously standing in authority and Soul Power is vibrant and a shining example.

 

  • A MYSTIC RECTANGLE,
    also with the (red) FULL MOON Axis, plus the (red) karmic Nodal Axis of MARS / LILITH / South Node in early AQ and North Node in early LEO
    in its centre, and (blue) trines and sextiles on the ‘outside’.
    A Mystic Rectangle is a relatively rare configuration, and it’s even more unique to have so many (seven) Planetary Archetypes involved on the 4 corners!
    Hence it’s very encompassing – a big theme of the Harvest Moon energy.Even though, on the (blue) outside everything seems quite smooth and cool, and gifts (trines) are abundant, yet there’s tension that may appear as polarities on the inside / in the inner game:
    Between the authentic ‘me’ (AR) and the ‘we’ (LIBRA) – which can be bridged through a shared commitment (T-square to SATURN), and even more so by being done with old modes of separation / polarity consciousness.
    And between ‘self-as-centre’ and ‘group consciousness’ (LEO / AQ).
    The North Node in LEO suggests to self-express, be self loving and as a reflection seen and loved.

    Whereas the South Node suggests to co-create (esp. with MARS post-retro and LILITH there) in group cooperation where everyone contributes from their best and true free nature. 
    In the Balance of the Nodal Axis it’s wise to enhance the North Node and tone down the South Node with its outlived redundancy:
    The model of LEO VIP’s / privileged one/s being watched by the AQ ‘commoners’ – with the effect of giving narcissists wayyy too much attention is a ‘been there, done that’ a not-so-healthy example of ‘show time’ – and we lose energy through ‘just watching / listening’. And watching too many videos can be isolating (AQ SN) too…
    While a healthy LEO – AQ expression would be Community (AQ) holding space for a very special (LEO) ceremony – as was the case at the wonderful and magical wedding I attended on the weekend.


    Everyone’s a Star, and playfulness and creativity come in so many ways, says LEO.
    No need to put a big ‘cat’s meow’ show on and dress to impress (and overdo LEO), nor to binge watch celebrities to have a vicarious sense of importance – which only leaves you more empty, Living Life Lovingly and from the Heart is the core of LEO Consciousness.
    And co-creation makes us all feel playfully involved in the Theatre of Life.
    With the Mystic Rectangle:
    How would the Mystic live the inner ‘dilemma’ with outer calm and grace?

 

On that note, I’d like to close with one of my favourite LEO – AQ related quotes:
We are all Stars in the Constellation of L*O*V*E!

 

© 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!

 

 

PLUTO goes direct / forward on Sept 30: POWER to Change!

20 Sep

We’re in PLUTO U-Turn mode!

On Sept 30, PLUTO in mid-CAP turns direct / forward again!
The LIBRA New Moon on Oct 8 will square PLUTO, reminding us that POWER has to do with making wise choices, resulting in peace, balance, and harmony.

PLUTO’s retro trip since Apr 22 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.

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 structures might be hard to come by / seem to require ‘moving mountains’ to make changes in distribution / accessibility.
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 produce more waste but are renewable?
  • How can we engage in a state 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 2016

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 intuition is the way to go. And Astrology can help by showing us the cosmic cycles, and how to align with them, assisting our natural inner knowing and alignment.

    Don’t let yourself get pressured by external forces (“You should be already….”) and time 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?
    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-CAP where PLUTO is now has also a TAURUS undertone – TAU rules embodiment and sensations.

    Don’t let yourself get de-stabilized from chaos and imbalance around (an – understandable but not helpful – low grade experience of UR going back into late AR early Nov to early March).
    Find and stand your ground.

    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 Sept 30 at 18’45° CAP.

I’ll use both 18° and 19° CAP this time, to show you the theme where PLUTO would have almost gone back to (18°) but didn’t quite. This ground had been already covered (dug up and transformed) by PLUTO – representing the Power of Evolution:

 

PHASE 288 (CAPRICORN 18°): 
“THE UNION JACK FLAG FLIES FROM A BRITISH WARSHIP.

“Type 45 Destroyer HMS Daring leaving Portsmouth Harbour on its maiden deployment. Britain has no major warships deployed on operations beyond home waters in what has been described as an ‘unprecedented’ (!) absence of the vessels on the world stage.” See PA story Defence Warships. Photo credit: Chris Ison / PA Wire Dec 20, 2017.

KEYNOTE:
The protection afforded to individuals and groups by powerful institutions in charge of maintaining order.

This symbol reflects conditions prevailing in the past when Great Britain’s fleet was policing the seas under the international principle of the freedom of the seas.
Times have changed, but the concept remains valid.
Power is required to maintain social order and relatively peaceful interpersonal as well as international relationships.
Alas, this power can easily be misused under the pretext of preserving “law and order.” Justice and compassion must balance social power, and especially the power of privileged groups.

Where this symbol appears, the need for protection may be in evidence — or it may be a warning against using power for selfish advantage.

This is the third symbol in the fifty-eighth five-fold sequence. It brings to us a realization of the ambivalence of POLITICAL POWER, its value and its dangers.”

Definitely, we’ve seen a lot of what the description of this symbol represents on the World Power ‘Stage’ (is it all a play???), amped up in the last few years.

Get this: 
PLUTO first touched on the 18° CAP degree in Spring 2016, and then went fully over it from Feb 2017 on, completing (off the U-turn grind) the ‘death-to-the-old and make-over’ by end of October 2018!
Just in time for Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and:
For the U.S. midterm elections on Nov 6 (ha, on the second-last day of JUPITER in SCO which is ruled by PLUTO – deep sh..-to-change for the better).

 

 

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):

 

PHASE 289 (CAPRICORN 19°): 
“A FIVE-YEAR-OLD CHILD CARRYING A BAG FILLED WITH GROCERIES.

KEYNOTE:
Rising to the occasion when asked to assume social responsibilities ahead of one’s normal development.

What seems to be implied at this stage of the cyclic process is the value of early conditioning in teaching one how to fulfill the responsibilities of everyday life in our modern society. This twentieth scene of the complete process has been entitled “Group performance,” and today it is evident that Children at an early age are expected to assume a family role which at times will strain their natural capacities. This is part of the accelerating pace of our technological society.

This fourth stage symbol evokes the possibility of meeting a certain type of social opportunity which normally may seem premature.
A pattern of ACCELERATED GROWTH can thus be established, with both positive and negative aspects. Rushing ahead of one’s natural development may be damaging; yet we are living in a particularly dynamic period of human evolution.”

Please note: Dane Rudhyar wrote this interpretation of the Sabian Symbols in 1973! Ever so timely and intensified in the meantime….


Yes, we need to assume and carry the grocery bags of responsibility where ‘protective adults’ i.e. political powers and people in charge have failed to take care of human needs.

In fact, the whole hierarchical, patriarchal societal pyramidal subordination system is undergoing massive change, and everybody is called to step up to the occasion – whatever our ‘position’ (what’s that anymore?) may be.
And good news:
Instead of buying into and relying on what’s been ‘fed’ to the people by the ‘elite’ we can choose our quality ‘groceries’ (on all levels), access resources, and build the new from the bottom up.
Which might translate into: Living Simply so that Others can Simply Live!

That’s where it’s going i.m.o., as we’re gradually moving into the Aquarian Age – PLUTO leaving CAP, and entering AQ in 2023 being a clear indicator.

Blessings for Nature-ALL Empowerment, with PLUTO’s Turnaround! 

 

Would you like to explore the FALL 2018 Astro Weather, in a circle, and as it shows up in YOUR life? 
Come join us in the Fall 2018 Astro Parlour, on TUE SEPT 25!
Here is the FB Event. 
In person / online participation possible.

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.

 

© 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!

VIRGO New Moon 09 / 09 / 18 opposite NEPTUNE, and with Fixed Grand Cross: Natural Alignment and Flow, in the ‘Hub of the ‘Wheel’

8 Sep

Dear ASTRO*NEWS Reader,

wow, just when we might think the Eclipse Season and Retro Record Summer is settling (and being washed away / cleaned up with the current final first solid rain here on the Island since…. June?) the VIRGO NEW MOON that’s coming up on 09 / 09 / 18 – nice date line-up job 😉 – can bring quite some tension to the forefront (yes, it catalyzes a Fixed Grand Cross!), plus overwhelm and con-fusion yet also Saving Grace – as NEPTUNE in PISCES holds space from the other side.

How do we align (VIRGO), and what happens as we tune in, connect and flow (PISCES)?

 

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

SUN and MOON at the New Moon will be exactly at 17° 00’ VIR.

17° VIRGO:

“A VOLCANIC ERUPTION

Photo credit: Pixabay

KEYNOTE: The explosive energy of long-repressed contents of the subconscious.

We are dealing here with the dramatic release of energies which have been kept in check by the outer shell of the ego controlled consciousness. It may be a spectacular catharsis, but it often takes paths of destruction. Yet unless some form of purification by fire is experienced, the inner pressure of the karmic past or of more recent frustrations would shake up perhaps even more destructively the very foundations of the personality.

At this second stage, the objective confrontation with an image of the karmic past is replaced by a subjective irruption of repressed memories and primitive cravings. Everything must be released from the psyche seeking to attain the transfigured state. The soul must become empty, the mind translucent.
The Keyword is EXPLOSION.”

 

Ahhh, lots of sticky karmic residues that came up with the Super Retro Summer are ready to be skillfully cleared with conscious awareness, and washed away, with this ‘Clean-up’ New Moon opposite NEPTUNE which – so that it doesn’t have to ‘erupt’,’explode’, and leave ‘toxic fumes’.

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 I 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 ‘assignment for alignment’ shows up foremost.

Where the New Moon in mid 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 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…

 

TJohfraBosschartPisceshe NEW MOON in VIR is almost precisely (only 2° off) opposite NEPTUNE retro in PI!
The SUN already opposed NEPTUNE on Fri Sept 7 (once a year), and the MOON follows, just 3 hrs before the New Moon.

PISCES, in contrast to 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 PI (entered 2012, now about half-way in, and still going on until 2026)

 

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. In other words, offering sacred service.

VIR 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, PI 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 can be the best service you can offer.
  • Clean up and play music.
  • Energy Medicine. AstroSomatics.
  • Sacred Geometry.
  • 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 that can kick us off balance – an unhealthy thing, of course:
How can we infuse a situation where ‘problems’ can show up, or we / things are not aligned, with flow, allowance, acceptance, and love, which might mean release and let go(d) (PI)?

A transformation into sustainable (rather than wasteful) use of life energy – the New MOON in VIR is also in Earth Trine with PLUTO retro / stationary (to turn around on Sept 30) in CAP.

 

Here is the Chart for the VIRGO New MOON –

Exact at 11:01 am PDT tomorrow 09 / 09 / 18 – nice date and time alignment (VIRGO loves this…)

 

 

Voila – there’s also the Grand Fixed Cross!
Looks like a Pyramid from above – and perhaps in that detached way, pointing to perfect alignment and Sacred Geometry – one of VIRGO’s ‘fortes’. 


Consisting of 

  • Stationary MARS / LILITH / the South Node on the CAP / AQ ‘Prometheus Point’ cusp – where MARS enters AQ on Sept 10.
    Here’s a blog post for MARS post-retro now back in AQ – and fully through it, until Nov 15. 
  • URANUS retro on the AR / TAU ‘Settling Point’ cusp,
  • The North Node on the CAN / LEO ‘Welcoming Point’ cusp, and
  • VENUS on the LI / SCO ‘Tipping Point’ / ‘Alchemy Point’ cusp – next in line to go retro (Oct 5 – Nov 16) – helping to change our relationships and values from the inside-out.
    VENUS crosses from LIBRA into SCORPIO, the ‘Alchemy Point’, just 9 hrs before the NEW MOON on 09 / 09 – another nice alignment.
    More about the VENUS Journey into and through SCORPIO in today’s blog post.

 

MARS – Hubble Telescope 

 

Prometheus, mythological Archetype of URANUS, capturing the Fire of the Gods for Humanity

The most dominant theme in the Fixed Grand Cross is the re-curring (# 3 out of 3) square from MARS in early AQ to URANUS in early TAU – building up, and once more exact on Sept 18.

MARS has this Spring / Summer indeed been forming 3 squares from early AQ to URANUS (ruler of AQ) which is now newly in TAU. No wonder things have been very shaky, and unsettled / unsettling:

  • May 15 (before MARS retro) – with the Kilauea Eruption just days before.
  • Then in retro Aug 1 (under MARS retro, and URANUS stationary – went retro on Aug 7) – start of the re-curring (already last year alarming) raging Wildfires here in Western Canada and U.S, esp. California.
  • Again soon, on Sept 18 in MARS forward (post retro) mode. Yes, it’s hurricane season by then… don’t want to sound dramatic, and with MARS – URANUS it’s ‘expect the unexpected’ anyway…

 

Wow! So much tension in the Fixed Grand Cross that’s exactly on between Sept 8 (VENUS square MARS) and Sept 18 (MARS square URANUS)!
Rather than being stuck in low vibrational locked, stubborn ego dominated patterns where bullying and territorialism (based on scarcity and separation) rule, and where we attract more sticky, hurtful situations…. yet perhaps repress lots of frustrations because it isn’t socially acceptable to burst out with them (see initial Sabian Symbol of Volcanic Eruption)…

let’s 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….”?), and dwell as much as possible in the ‘hub of the wheel’ where we aren’t identified or painfully attached.
Let’s be inspired by the NEW MOON in VIR opposite NEPTUNE in PI, and channel the intense energies into intentional and random acts of service, wellness, and spiritual practice (hey, everything can be!).

 

The MARS – URANUS tension will ease up over the month of October.
At the very last day of its journey through AQ, on Nov 15, MARS will go into friendly and synergistic sextile with URANUS retro which by then will be back at the very end of AR (ruled by MARS).
May we be able to see by then how the challenges of the Summer and Fall have turned into gifts of freedom!

 

Yes, other alignments are also in the NEW MOON picture – like…

  • SATURN now freshly direct and stationary in early CAP in Earth Trine with URANUS retro in TAU – active throughout August and Sept (strongest when SATURN went direct on Sept 6):
    Integrity supports freedom from old ‘comfort zones’ and habits that keep us stuck.
    Also – see Federal Court ruling re: pipeline, nobody should get away with bullying or otherwise abuse, not ‘even’ the government.
  • CHIRON retro in early AR will re-enter PI on Sept 25 over the Fall and early Winter – the Harvest Moon on Sept 24 will be imbued with that energy… more about it in the Full Moon blog post.
  • PLUTO retro is getting stationary, as it’ll turn direct on Sept 30 – more about that also in the Harvest Moon post.

 

Big Love and Rain of Blessings – into the VIRGO New Moon, opposite Oceanic NEPTUNE in PISCES on 09 / 09!
All aligned, in cosmic Awe and ONEder!

 

© 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!

 

 

Total Lunar ‘Blood Moon’ ECLIPSE in AQ (with MARS) – LEO: EmBody Your HEART Light, and Share it with the World!

26 Jul

Bright SoUlar and Crystal Clear Lunar Greetings, dear Reader in the ASTRO~NEWS ComMOONity!

We’re in the Summer Eclipse Season – and I bet you feel it:  

 

 

  • Coming up:
    The Total Lunar ‘Blood Moon’ Eclipse in AQ – LEO, next to red-golden MARS retro in AQ (also closest to Earth since 2003), on July 27 / 28. Sounds very dramatic…doesn’t it?

 

  • The Partial Solar ‘Seed’Eclipse Super New MOON in LEO on Aug 11.

I wish I could show you, When you are lonely or in darkness, The astonishing light of your own Being ~ Hafiz

 

The big theme is LOVE!
Isn’t it always?
True – yet / and: With so much LEO boost, our loving Heart is really the key, to balance and re-set the energy, esp. of too much shadow AQ energy of isolation and alienation in society / between people, and with technology overload.

Eclipses are like light switches of the Sunlight and Moonlight.
We ARE the LIGHT.
Turn on the Heart Light!

Here’s a little article I wrote before the July 12 / 13 PSE for the Summer 2018 Eclipse Portal – inviting the HEART Medicine.

 

On the horizon – in a few hours literally:
The central Eclipse in the New Moon – Full Moon – New Moon Triad:
The ‘BloodMoon Eclipse’ in AQ – LEO!

Its effects are here to balance and re-set our purrrsonal LEO journey, and the AQ group consciousness as well.

TAU is also involved, since the Full Moon axis is T-squared by URANUS (the ruling planet of AQ):
Embody Your Heart Light, and Share it with the World!

 

LOVE is the Medicine that helps us in the ecliptic, electric ‘storm’ – is both grounding, and raises the vibration from which we experience the ‘events’! 

 

 

The path of the super long TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE will stretch from South America to New Zealand, and last almost four hours!
Totality, which will occur over Africa, the Middle East and part of Asia, will last an hour and 43 minutes, making it the longest one in 100 years!

Twice a year, a pair of (usually, this time 3!) Eclipses occurs, and they ‘string together’, through the Lunar Nodes.
The Summer 2018 Eclipses happen in early LEO – AQ where the Lunar Nodes have been since end of April 2017, and will be until Nov 2018.


This time, the MOON is the SuperStar – as a RED (totally eclipsed) ‘BloodMoon’ – in the longest Lunar Eclipse of the century! – next to RED MARS – closest to Earth, and the Earth exactly between MARS and the SUN.

 

Eclipses 101

 

  • Eclipses occur when a NEW MOON or a FULL MOON are close to the Nodal Axis, which is presently (April 2017 – Nov 2018) in AQ – LEO.

 

  • Eclipses come twice a year, in pairs of New Moon / Solar and Full Moon / Lunar (sometimes even as a triad, as in: July 12, 2018 Partial Solar, July 27, 2017 Total Lunar, and Aug 11, 2018 Partial Solar Eclipse), when it’s the Solar month of the North Node (this year LEO – and back into CAN), and the Solar month of the South Node (this year AQ).
    On that note, Eclipses, as the Nodes go backwards in the Zodiac (from Nov on CAN – CAP).

 

  • The closer to the Nodes the more likely a Total Eclipse:
    The Full Moon on July 27 / 28 will be at 4°44′ AQ / LEO, and the North Node at 5°53′ LEO – very very close, and a Total Lunar Eclipse!

 

  • Eclipses are either connected with the South Node (SN) = emphasis on release, or with the North Node (NN) of the Moon = emphasis on new beginnings / directions.
    This is esp. important for Solar Eclipses (exact New Moons)!
    And we’re invited to bring the gifts of the North Node (LEO LOVE, Follow Your Heart) to the South Node (releasing old draining group energy and embracing new comMOONity).

 

  • Eclipses are at the same position in the Zodiac every 18-19 years – a karmic ‘string’:
    On July 28, 1999 was the last SN Lunar Eclipse in AQ – LEO.
    You might want to review where you were at in Summer 1999, and what was the ending / release of  a community / system, while you were following your own heart, esp. if you have your SUN, MOON, Planets, or even Nodes in LEO – AQ.

 

  • The effect of the Eclipses extends beyond ‘just’ a lunar monthly phase, rather 2 – 3 months, and it’s a chain from Eclipse ‘season’ to Eclipse season (Jan / Feb,  July / Aug 2018, Jan, July 2019).

 

  • Eclipses are a light switch, and RE-set, like rebooting your computer, after a temporary turning off of the energy.
    In other words, a RE-generation of YIN-Feminine (LUNAR ECLIPSE), and of the YANG-Masculine (SOLAR ECLIPSE) energies, after a ‘darkening’.
    The Total Lunar Eclipse / Blood Moon is clearly a RE-generation of the YIN-Feminine, in her AQ group / humanity / woman-ity consciousness, fueled by LEO Love & Strength!

 

Shakti Maa Mother Goddess Durga

 

TOTAL LUNAR ELIPSE in AQ / LEO, with MARS retro

Release of old mental / emotional and ego attachments, incl. old / inner ‘war zones’.
Regeneration of the Light of Creative Consciousness, Freedom, and Self-Radiance

 

 

It’s an ECLIPSE of the MOON by the Earth Shadow which causes the temporary lunar darkening – the umbra (= shadow), out of which the MOON re-emerges – see graphic to the left.
Plus: MARS retro is near the Eclipse MOON!

 

 

With the AQ Full MOON / South Node / MARS retro, all bundled up, our collective (and group / peer associated) mental / emotional patterns, attachments, and engagement in fixed ideas that lead to ‘us and them’, separation, and are a source of conflict and war, are due for a cosmic ‘re-set’ and upgrade.


The LEO SUN / North Node brings cosmic SoUlar Consciousness that re-engages the Heart and our Self Love which we can then bring to ‘the World’.

  • Come (back) into your creative strength and radiance!
  • How lovingly do you speak to yourself? MERCURY retro is also in LEO
  • Bring out / heal your Inner Child!
  • Be the Artist & the Heart-ist!
  • Live Life Lovingly!
  • Show up with this energy in the World, with ‘random people’, and towards / IN humanity.
  • Old group energies might need to be released, as they’re stuck in low vibrational, draining patterns.
  • Coming from LEO Love make new friends – and notice the difference in energy!

Yep, we’re processing a LOT of uncomfortable, painful, self-sabotaging, in-the-closet shadow these days, says also JUPITER in SCO, widely / wisely 🙂 squaring the Eclipse / Full Moon axis. Let’s honour that.
And, even more exactly, URANUS in TAU T-squares the Eclipse / Full Moon axis, catalyzing liberation from stuckness in habitual grooves, and notions for ‘security’, ‘convenience’, ‘comfort’, while we’ve already outgrown those matrices. It’s time to cut the ties and find better ground.
Ask your body and your senses (TAU) what freedom would look like and require.
Let’s be guided by SoUlar Consciousness in this process.

 

Time to look at the chart of the Full MOON / Total Lunar Eclipse:

The FULL MOON in AQ will be exact at 1:20 pm PDT / the maximum Totality at 1:43 pm PDT.

 

Check out this sharp polarity between SUN / North Node in LEO, and LILITH, MARS / MOON / South Node in AQ, both squaring URANUS in early AQ.
This suggests not just ‘bridging’ opposites but disrupting and liberating (square to URANUS) old patterns (Eclipse MOON with South Node and MARS retro).

Good thing, URANUS is also less stressfully aspected / buffered, otherwise this could be a real trouble maker alignment.
SATURN retro in CAP stabilizes URANUS in an Earth Trine.
Good practice for the Inner Guru to be grounded and ‘for real’, to bring Spirit into Matter, EmBodyment, and daily experiences. Beyond resistance and judgment, Freedom arises.
This earthy Trine alignment is active all July and August, supporting stability / grounding / boundaries in combination with freedom. Follow the wisdom of your body and senses.

square between SATURN in CAP with CHIRON in early ARIES, active all July / August (even though not exact), is challenging us Earthlings to learn and integrate the lessons from our Healing Journey, heal old karma, and to take the Medicine of Authenticity.
Don’t be too hard on yourself, and honour your Journey of being YOU!

 

Speaking of Spiritual / Karmic Healing:
What a SABIAN SYMBOL for the FULL MOON / MARS retro alliance!
I take 4° AQ, since the MOON is at 4° 44′ AQ and MARS retro at 3° 58′ AQ.

What’s the triple 4 telling us, actually?
Wow, just found this beautiful Angel Messages video ❤ 
We are Beings of Light and Love. 
Thank you Angels for being with us and reminding us, under the AQ – LEO Full Moon!

So, back to the 

SABIAN SYMBOL:
4° AQUARIUS

Amma, the ‘Hugging Saint’ embracing and healing.

 

A HINDU YOGI DEMONSTRATES HIS / HER HEALING POWERS.

KEYNOTE: The disciplined use of spiritual energies in restoring the natural harmony disturbed by man’s inharmonic attempts to transcend nature through mind.

Civilization implies a process of transcending compulsive and rigid biological drives while making use, in a refined and mentalized way, of what it cannot control. The goal of a true civilization — Western civilization being to a large extent a caricature of it — is the development of a humanity composed of self-motivated and responsible individuals freely associating according to harmonic patterns in order to produce a vast spiritual chord of consciousness fully actualizing the potentialities inherent in the archetype, MAN. The process of individualization and civilization is full of dangers, and for a very long time it is obsessed by karmic shadows, the results of individual and collective deviations and perversions. Such results most often lead to disease. It is the spiritual duty of individuals who have been able to tap the vast reservoir of spiritual forces pervading our planet to use these energies for healing their less-fortunate comrades.

This fourth stage symbol refers to a technique which not only can be used for the healing of physical illnesses but for the “making whole” of whatever has lost its natural root integration and has not yet reached the holistic state of perfect harmony and identification with the “divine” whole. Self-discipline, purity of motive, compassion, faith in the divine order are required — and the FOCUSING OF SPIRITUAL ENERGY.”

 

PLUTO (New Horizons Mission 2015)

Healing into Wholeness also connects with:

VENUS in VIR in Earth Trine with PLUTO retro in CAP – exact tomorrow July 27:
It’s definitely beautiful, harmonizing, rewarding and self-loving / self-caring to do the work and practice that sustains us, keeps us sane and well, restores wholeness, and keeps things simple and grounded when stress arises.
In fact, doing ‘simple’ / ‘little’ things with love and care can help us with deep inner Soul Work in these intense times.


VIRGO is an helping / healing ‘Earth Angel’ and PLUTO reaches into the Soul – with Love.

 

Another Grace Intervention comes via the Water Trine from JUPITER in SCO to NEPTUNE in PI. 
It’s been active since May and until Aug, and will be again exact on Aug 19.
Beneficial transformation (JUPITER in SCO) comes from surrendering and letting go, and leads to Unity and Connectedness in Life (NEPTUNE in PI).
Once we SEE the benefits (JUPITER) it’s not really so scary (SCO) to dive in and process what’s been sticky.

Both SATURN / URANUS and JUPITER / NEPTUNE support the ‘Guru Purnima’ Full Moon of the outer and inner Spiritual Teacher. Here’s the blog post about the Guru Purnima Full Moon. 

 

And hey, can you see how many Planets are retro now?
6 presently, and even 7 from Aug 7 on…
MERCURY, MARS, (JUPITER just came out of retro on July 10, and helps now with SCO processing OF the old), SATURN, CHIRON, URANUS (going retro on Aug 7), and PLUTO!
Excellent for inward-turning movement….

 

MERCURY Retro in the Starters

 

MERCURY retro (July 25 – Aug 18), the whole phase in LEO:
SelfLove Talk IS cosmic and Soul RElief.
Here’s the full-on post for this M-r phase.

 

 

In the chart, you might have also noticed, LILITH is about to leave CAP and go into AQ on Aug 5 (PDT  and West of it) / 6 (East of PDT) which is quite a shift (LILITH is 9 months in a sign) – and lift, for the ‘Inner Wildness’:
To get off our Rock of Integrity, grow wings, and ‘fly’, in a flock of like- and light-spirited others. And ‘even beyond’ group consciousness, we can find freedom through and in your True Nature. 

Stay tuned for the
LILITH into AQ (Aug 5, 2018 – May 4, 2019)
Special Astro Parlour:
Your True Nature is FREE.
Tue Aug 7

7:07 – 9:39 pm

Pre-registration welcome!
Special LILITH into AQ post to come.

Sending you cosmic blessings for the AQ – LEO Total Lunar ECLIPSE – as the almost-Full Moon is looking over my left shoulder while I’m sending this blog post out into cyber space to you!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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