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MARS late VIRGO opposite CHIRON in PI: Release Ceremony into the New Moon

18 Oct

Dear Astro Friends,

there are so many ways of experiencing and interpreting the dances of the Archetypal ‘Players’ out there and in us. Depending on the perspective and level from which one is seeing – which is very apropos what SATURN now in SAG shows us: Not ‘one truth’.

Today, as we’re inundated by rain storms here on the We(s)t Coast, and as we’re all moving into the late LIBRA New Moon tomorrow Oct 19 (will address it in a separate blog post), I’d like to offer you a hopefully useful ‘script’ for the MARS in late VIRGO opposite CHIRON in late PISCES dynamic that’s playing out all October, and was exact on Oct 15.

 

Aztec Shaman

Jorge Nopaltzin Guaderrama, Aztek Shaman (photo from Wiki)

The combination, and ‘bridge’ of their Archetypes is:
‘Medicine Wo/man’, and Shamanic Warrior.

In the meantime, a lot of division and polarization (typical for an opposition) shows up in the ‘psychic field’.
Let’s see what the voices of the polarized players say and sound like.
Identification and awareness (one of VIRGO’s ‘super weapons’, in Martian terms) is the first step to re-unification.

MARS now in the last phase of VIRGO which is ‘double VIRGO’, before moving into LIBRA on Oct 22.

Are your ‘inner dragons’ telling you, you aren’t ‘enough’, something’s always ‘wrong’ with you or ‘them’, and ‘a problem’?
Or do you take your frustrations out on others?

Step 1:
Can you first of all be aware of that inner ‘nay-sayer’?

How it diminishes you, critiques your experience, nothing is ever good enough…
Perhaps you can identify whose voice that really is?!

OH – and what’s its intention? To protect you…? To make your life or the world a better place? All legit.

Be a bit analytical (VIR), but mostly ask your gut sense about its deeper nature.
MERCURY / JUPITER now in SCO help with this.

Being in trusted, resonant company where you can just BE present, and where open sharing is welcome helps tremendously with this process.
That’s where CHIRON in PISCES comes in…
Hopefully you have friends and groups with whom this is possible.

If not and / or you feel called, join an Astro Experience group where we intentionally share and process in community. Or even join the Astro EmBODYment (no experience needed) that we do about monthly. Next one: Coming Fri Oct 20.

Or come for a 1-on-1 session or coaching package if that feels better to you.
I’m happy to talk with you about customizing the best option for you.

Step 2:
Acknowledging those darker sides:
Here you are. I see you.

In a simple and neutral way. Perhaps ‘sitting’ with it, walking a mile with it – as a witnessing friend.

Step 3:
After the awareness and acknowledgement is the processing and releasing with / in love.

For me and maybe for you too, these steps are of course interwoven. When love shows up the barriers are down, and the energy flows naturally.
I was breaking them down here (maybe VIRGO inspired me) which can be helpful if you realize you got stuck somewhere.

 

SCORPIO says: Process all the way through.

What comes UP wants to come OUT.

Digging, processing, and change is a BIG deal, and can lead to more freedom, now under JUPITER in SCO (Oct 10, 2017 – Nov 9, 2018).
When SATURN was in SCO (Oct 2012 – Sept 2015) we faced our inner fears, obstacles, and resistances to deep change. Hopefully you are ‘done’ with some of your core resistances, and can see what purpose they served, and how you were conditioned (these are all SATURN themes).

If you are passionate, or presently more motivated, to dive into the dark, hidden SCO depths you may well dig out treasures without the fear of approaching them.

An intentional ceremony that symbolically offers up the old limiting ‘stickiness’ is also excellent for MARS in VIRGO opp. CHIRON in PI, and this NEW MOON that catalyzes JUPITER’s entry into SCO – MERCURY and the MOON in SCO join.

Ideally do a Release Ceremony before the New Moon (which will be at 12:12 pm PDT tomorrow Oct 19).
If you’re here on the We(s)t Coast and under the influence of the current rain storms, join me in dedicating the energy of the Rain to washing out old dysfunctional patterns that are based on ‘smallness’ and (self) critical ways of being.

So much energy can be freed up, and space opened up.

The Sabian Symbol for MARS’s transition from VIR to LI , says:

PHASE 180 (VIRGO 30°):

TOTALLY INTENT UPON COMPLETING AN IMMEDIATE TASK, A MAN IS DEAF TO ANY ALLUREMENT.

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KEYNOTE: The total concentration required for reaching any spiritual goal.

This is the final symbol of the first half of the cycle. In the year cycle the fall equinox is now at hand; autumn begins. Through spring and summer many ways and byways have been experienced. The last message of this hemicycle of “Individualization” is that on all decisive occasions what must be done has to be done so intently that no outer voices can penetrate the mind, still less the soul. The neophyte stands at the gates of the sacred Pyramid. There is only one step he can take — ahead, or he is lost.

This is the culminating step, the decision that results from a myriad of small choices. Still a shadow of hesitation can remain. Attention may be distracted from the Now by a voice from the past, glamorizing some old memory. The outer doors of perception and thought must be closed, so the soul can complete its CONQUEST OF ILLUSION.

 

Stay tuned for the end-of-LIBRA New Moon (Oct 19) Astro~News! 

 

 

You’re invited to a private JUPITER in SCORPIO Deep Dive Session, during the first month of JUPITER in SCORPIO (10 / 10 – 11 / 11, 2017), where we intentionally, and with the astrological map & compass, plus the synchronistic support of Voyager Tarot & Animal Spirit cards, go into, and focus on:
  • What’s being cleared away now, from your ‘inner basement / closet’?
  • Where is deep transformation now possible in your Life, what does it take to go INTO it, and how do you meet the landscape you meet there?
  • What’s the Alchemy that presents itself?
  • What does that mean for your ‘outer’ world, above the surface?

You can find out more about the Deep Dive Sessions at my FB Page Event.
If you’re new to my services I welcome you to get in touch before booking, if you have preliminary questions, and to get to know each other a bit before we ‘dive in’.

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to YOUR INNER ‘COSMIC COMPASS’.

 

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, for perspective at a crossroad or dilemma, and for empowered choices.

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 in being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships with others.
Plus, I can help you determine your powerful places on Planet Earth.

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over the 13 years I’ve been facilitating them become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, in person here in Victoria, or as an online participant, if deep synergy in an intimate (up to 6 participants) circle speaks to you!


Please find upcoming Astro~Experiences as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. YouTube videos, on my FB Page:
Astrology for Self Realization.
Welcome!

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

 

 

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VENUS passes MARS (Oct 5), just before the ARIES – LIBRA Full Moon: Conscious Cooperation!

4 Oct


On Oct 3, VENUS in VIR, just ‘behind’ MARS, went into Earth trine with PLUTO in CAP: 

With all the violence and aggression in this world: 
Love is THE SuperPower! ❤

 

Tomorrow Oct 5, VENUS will catch up, unite with, and finally pass MARS in VIRGO!

Greek Vase with Ares (Mars) on one side…

 

MARS has been ahead of VENUS since Spring 2016, and we’ve seen the effects of a MARS driven world….

VENUS in (MARS ruled) ARIES almost passed MARS early March this year (when a lot of Women Warriors stepped up against chauvinism, esp. in and inspired by the U.S.
But then, VENUS  went retro to RE-new herself and her inner values in spiritual and unifying PISCES, while some of the peace loving energy might have gone passive and giving up and feeling powerless facing ‘what is’.
Yet there’s been a powerful movement and there are forces that have been holding space energetically for Peace and Love in the ‘invisible realm’ all along, emerging in us and through us when we act with the Power of Love.

In the meantime the ‘Warrior Planet’ MARS stormed ahead… and we’ve seen a lot of evidence for its presence. Not much evidence for the fine art of diplomacy…

…and Aphrodite (Venus) on the other side.

 

VENUS is coming though… in the sign of the Sacred Feminine, VIRGO, where ‘she’ meets and passes MARS – tomorrow.

Leaving behind outmoded and destructive confrontation (MARS).


May the world, humanity, and everyone of us come back into integrity and alignment (VIR), with right relationship/s and in cooperation (VENUS)!

 


VENUS goes into square with SATURN on Oct 8, and MARS on Oct 9:
Specifics and ‘details’ can make things complicated and create conflict and stagnation – or just need to be ‘ironed out’ to open the path for the YES.

VENUS will go into opposition with CHIRON in PISCES on Oct 10, and MARS on Oct 15:
Integrity in adaptive Fluidity can be the Medicine.

 

Let’s see what the SABIAN SYMBOL for the VENUS / MARS conjunction tells us:

VIRGO 20°:
A CARAVAN OF CARS HEADED TO THE WEST COAST.

KEYNOTE:
The need of cooperative effort in reaching any “New World” of experience.

It is difficult to know, from the original formulation of the clairvoyant’s vision, the type of caravan of cars that was visualized; what seems to be clearly implied is a process in which a group of persons are journeying together — thus linking their consciousnesses and energies (the “car” symbol) — in order to safely reach the goal of destiny. Here there is no longer any sense of competition, but an ordered and structured endeavor.

At this last stage of the five-fold sequence the past is entirely left behind; humans cooperate in the great “adventure in consciousness” in a TOTALIZATION OF PURPOSE AND EFFORT.”

 

Tomorrow Oct 5 will be also the day of the ARIES (ruled by MARS) – LIBRA (ruled by VENUS) Full Moon!
Balance (FM) and Union (VENUS / MARS) of Feminine and Masculine.
 

Calling us to show up as the Warriors of LOVE, in Conscious Cooperation!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to YOUR INNER ‘COSMIC COMPASS’.

 

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, for perspective at a crossroad or dilemma, and for empowered choices.

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 in being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships with others.
Plus, I can help you determine your powerful places on Planet Earth.

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over the 13 years I’ve been facilitating them become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, in person here in Victoria, or as an online participant, if deep synergy in an intimate (up to 6 participants) circle speaks to you!


Please find upcoming Astro~Experiences as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. YouTube videos, on my FB Page:
Astrology for Self Realization.
Welcome!

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

 

 

 

PLUTO goes direct / forward today: POWER to Change!

28 Sep

Today’s the DAY:
PLUTO in mid-CAP turns direct / forward again!
The MOON is in CAP too these days, connecting with PLUTO this evening, anchoring the Change in the emotional field. Power from within, from the Earth body.

After a retro trip since Apr 20 that brought up a lot of collective and personal inner and old conditioning that showed where we feel disempowered through power structures and hierarchies.

  • Where are the resources?
  • And how are we, Humanity, treating resources?
  • And who are the ones in charge???

Many man-made / human-controlled ones might be hard to come by / require ‘moving mountains’ to make change in distribution / accessibility – because of the structures.
Yet, that’s also an old Capitalist and PISCES Age story that’s changing now. Too slowly???

With the stationary / direct PLUTO in CAP, 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…  )

 

New Horizons Pluto Heart

Heart on PLUTO – as seen by the New Horizons mission in July 2016

 

What does PLUTO in CAP point to, where can the change be sourced, and what can the state of things change into?

  • The Power of TIME and Timeliness.
    How do we know when’s the ‘right & ripe time’? Astrology helps through showing us the cosmic cycles, and how to align with them. And natural inner knowing and alignment helps too. Don’t let yourself get pressured from external forces (“You should be already….”) in this ever so 24/7 production mode world (which isn’t really all that productive if natural cycles of rest and regenration 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 and to them can be very powerful if you hear the call (SATURN, the ruler of CAP is now in SAG, testing us to find where the most important YES is).
  • 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 (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 close to us is our body of course. Mid-CAP where PLUTO is now has also a TAURUS undertone – TAU rules bodily sensation.

    Don’t let yourself get de-stabilized from chaos and imbalance around (low grade experience of UR in AR). Find and stand your ground.
    So yeah, let’s definitely bring the wisdom of the body in, for wise choices, and empowering change!

 

Goes well with the

Sabian Symbol for the degree where PLUTO goes direct / forward from tomorrow:

CAPRICORN 17°:
A REPRESSED WOMAN FINDS A PSYCHOLOGICAL RELEASE IN NUDISM.

KEYNOTE: The escape from bondage to social inhibitions and a reliance upon the wisdom of the body.

Under the pressure of religions that have created a sharp and unwholesome division between soul and body, society has produced strict codes of values regarding the play of natural instincts, and has glorified them under the name of “decency” and “modesty.” The growing trend toward nudism — which of course has nothing to do with the “pornographic” display of one’s body — is a welcome protest against the depressing and neurosis-generating puritanism of the past. Men and women are demanding a psychologically as well as physically healthful freedom of the body as a means of overcoming the hypocrisy and constrictions of social behavior.

In this second stage symbol we see how our society has been able to repress and distort the natural activity of the human body and its sensitivity to the elements. Thus a contrast is established between healthy youth at play and the neurotic subservience to a socio-religious tradition. The symbol is a call for RELEASE FROM INHIBITIONS.

Indeed, the Body is wiser than all the concepts and expectations superimposed on life.
Let’s free ourselves up to BE more embodied, and true to our Nature!
Power and Evolution from the ground UP, and from the inside-out.

 

 

Would you like to explore the FALL 2017 Astro Weather, in a circle, and as it shows up in YOUR life? 
Come join us in the Fall 2017 Astro Parlour, next Mon Oct 2!
Here is the FB Event. All welcome, and 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 in being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.

 

© 2017 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.
In a world of online offers, our intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
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 gifts of Astrology!

 

PISCES – VIRGO FULL MOON with NEPTUNE (Sept 6) – We’re ALL (in) THIS!

5 Sep

A shorter note this FULL MOON… since it’s all in the vibration, less in the information…

The Piscean Unification Full Moon!
We’re all in THIS.

For better or worse.
In the Music, in the Smoke.
In the Wave of it all.

 

The Full Moon in PISCES – VIRGO – with MOON / NEPTUNE – will be exact 3 minutes after midnight tonight PDT. Here is her chart:

PI - VIR FM 2017

 

How can we fix and RE-solve this or that….?
Maybe NOT.
Maybe it’s more (ALL!) about being in the Vibration of LOVE.

After Fullness, the MOON will pass CHIRON in late PI, just before midnight PDT Sept 6.

‘Healing’ happens, or at least things come into flow again, through empathy and connectedness. No fixing of faults, but being with what IS and with who they ARE.
Here’s a beautiful video that RE-emerged for our CHIRON Archetype group this week.

 

Symbolism

…through cards and images has come in as a creative wave, in our Astro sessions this week.

 

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Painting by Susan Boulet – Goddess Cards

AMPHITRITE, an oceanic Triple Moon Goddess, married to Poseidon (which is NEPTUNE of course), yet maintaining her individuality (very VIRGO).
She can be invoked to calm our inner storms…
SO synchronistic! 

 

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The SABIAN SYMBOL for the Full Moon at 13°53′ = 14° PISCES says:

A LADY WRAPPED IN A LARGE STOLE OF FOX FUR.

 

Fox

KEYNOTE: The use of intelligence and mental subtlety as a protection against storms and trials.

Coming just after the preceding symbols and as the fourth stage of a five-fold sequence, which is usually related to some kind of technique, this symbol may at first seem irrelevant. The key to its interpretation, missed by the commentators, is fox fur. In symbolism and mythology the fox is always a clever and subtle animal. It represents the intellect at its early stage of “cunning”; in a broader sense, it also refers to “intelligence,” considered as the ability to adapt to any and all life situations. Spiritual will and the ability to stand in facing tests are necessary in any crucial or challenging situation that an individual meets within a power-oriented group. But the sword-like will often has to be shielded, and intelligence or acumen can be the most precious help in danger. It is a personal (i.e. “animal” or instinctual) shield, perhaps even a camouflage. It hides the central will, but it keeps the individual from unnecessary hardships.

What we see symbolized here is a self-protective way of meeting the inclemencies of weather, actual or psychic, which abound as one leads a life consecrated to a vaster Whole; for this very consecration arouses strong enmities. Unnecessary risks are forbidden to the initiate, for the security of the Brotherhood might be endangered. The need for PROTECTIVE SHIELDING is imperative, and glamour can be an effective shield.

 

Rather than emphasizing on the wearing the fox fur, let’s go with the symbolic meaning of the FOX Medicine.

So yeah, let’s creatively use PISCEAN Camouflage & Adaptation.
And Mercurial / VIRGOan Intelligence in changing situations.

 

Things are MOVING and moving us again indeed, after so much solid LEO fixity. ‘Flexible’ / mutable is the main modality now.

LILITH in late SAG – approaching the Galactic Centre (there in October), and leading SATURN after passing the authority / road block / obstacle on the path teacher, shows us:

Our True Intrinsic Nature is FREE. Always has been. Unconditionally.

Intentionally moving from the Heart is the SATURN job now. Karmic feedback follows (just as confirmation, not that we expect it, that would kill it).

 

Is MERCURY retro over?

Technically yes, this (Sept 5) morning it stopped its retro motion, and is now going slooooowly forward again. Which means: This week, MERCURY is in turnaround station, aka storm, like a gear shift, until it catches some momentum from Sunday Sept 10 on.
It will be out of post-retro ‘storm’ by then but still in post-retro ‘shadow’ until about Sept 20.

This week is a ‘HOT’ post-retro week, and it would be good to be very clear with agreements and communication, yet also an excellent time to also slow down, and RE-ceive messages that help with integrating the retro phase themes.

 

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

 

MARS also moved into MERCURY ruled VIRGO today (until Oct 22) – see last blog post.
A grounding effect that helps us with going for what’s in alignment, maybe a smaller scale, health / wellness focused pursuit.
Excellent for clearing and also detox after the Full Moon.

Funneling right into the PI – VIR Full Moon tomorrow:

Attunement and alignment.
Surrender and skillfulness.

Just like Yoga or surfing.

 

More VIRGO energy to come…

As MERCURY re-enters VIRGO on Sept 9, and VENUS joins, on Sept 19. In fact, the cuspy VIRGO NEW MOON on Sept 19 / 20 is VERY VIRGOan.

The cosmic movement to and with VIRGO calls to be grounded and practical, DO the Sacred Work that’s in alignment for us and that we came here to do, offer ceremony, ritual, and keep our body-mind-spirit Temple clear and in wellness.

Wellness is Wealth.
Wholeness is Divine.

 

 

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.

 

© 2017 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.
In a world of online offers, our intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
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!

 

Wesak Moon 2017: Freedom from the Known Mind – Let Buddha Nature Emerge!

9 May

WESAK MOON BLESSINGS, dear Reader in the Astrology ComMOONity!

The Wesak Moon is celebrated by the Buddhist world Sangha (community), in honour of the birth, attaining of enlightenment, and passing of Gautama Siddhartha, the Buddha, who walked the Earth more than 2500 years ago, and set a model for the living Buddha in all of us.

Yes, the ‘Full Moon in May’ marks the Wesak Moon in Buddhist cultures. And that will be this year May 10 / 11.

Astrologically, the SCORPIO MOON – TAURUS SUN polarity of the Wesak Moon (see chart below) actually expresses the gist of basic Buddhist teachings:

Why do we humans suffer, or are even ‘just’ dissatisfied (‘dukkha’)?
Because our attachments to what we desire, and its frustration – not getting what we want, and not being able to get rid of the unwanted and painful. Very TAURUS – SCORPIO.
The Buddhists would suggest 2 ‘ways out’ of the quagmire:
1) To be aware that nothing really lasts forever, everything is impermanent; this world of phenomena is in constant flux and change – we better get used to it, and free through that.
2) The ‘Middle Path’, translated into the Noble 8-fold Path one is invited to go by (right speech, right livelihood, right samadhi….) brings intrinsic happiness.

Back to the Full Moon theme of  TAURUS / SCORPIO:

Fixed, earthy TAURUS (ruled by VENUS) is all about embodiment, enjoyment, and sensuality.
Immersed in the realm of  TAURUS, as in the full bloom of Spring, we celebrate the physical senses, comfort and pleasure, everything that creates security and grounding, and grows over time, like a garden or a solid investment. Taurean energy takes roots, builds, cultivates, and conserves, like a gardener, farmer, and good custodian of the Earth. TAU likes to attract what’s pleasant, to experience it via the senses, to eat, assimilate, gather and accumulate, and to claim ownership and territory.

TAU slows down, after the fast and furious ARIES energy, and favours predictability and patience; therefore habits and routines are formed. Its orientation is very life affirming, yet can lead to stuckness, attachment to the known and comfortable, to the material and worldly plane in general, and to physical satisfaction, hording, stuckness, and greed.

SCORPIO (ruled by PLUTO) carries transformation medicine.
The fixed deep water sign SCO (ruled by PLUTO),  in contrast to the ‘above ground’ Taurean world, takes us to emotionally intense, uncomfortable, ‘ugly’ places where the ‘muck’ and hidden, often covered or repressed emotional material sits.

Just as the leaves rot and go under the earth in late Oct – late Nov, the Scorpionic energy takes us to the ‘grand mystery’ of the intangible, and to emotionally deeply affecting processes that have nowhere to go but down and through, so that the alchemical work can be performed.
SCO penetrates the underground / underworld / underbelly, which can be a painful process (TAU – SCO also represent the pleasure – pain, and life – death axis). This is where deep ‘down under’ transformational ‘digestion’ of something that is actually already dead needs to happen, be purged, and released.
Our very ‘human humus’ and shadow can’t be just ‘gotten rid of,’ or ‘hidden away’. It’s here to be fully processed, so that it becomes a ‘fertilizer’ for renewalthe Alchemy of Life.

Scorpio


SCORPIO is for the MOON the most ‘challenging’ sign.
While the MOON is considered ‘exalted’ in TAU, it is considered ‘in fall’ in SCO:

The MOON represents our emotions, our instinctual mind (in a broad sense of body-mind, feeling-mind), and our needs and habits which by nature long for nourishment and sustenance.

TAU is the sign that provides such sustaining delivery and assimilation – intake through feeding and reliable presence… whereas SCO rules necessary detoxifying elimination, often through painful processes, which is not what our Lunar side (representing also our Inner Child) is most comfortable with, to put it mildly.

Under a SCO MOON (whether we are born with it, have it by progression for 2½ years every 29 years, or whether the MOON in SCO for 2½ days per month affects us), we are instinctively sensitized towards the need to purge and to ‘get rid of’ what is toxic and outlived, what controls us, and doesn’t allow us to be free in a deeper sense. The process calls us to go into the ‘mouth of the monster’ and through its bowels even, while our head and ego might severely protest and resist.
A SCO MOON experience can lead us to the deepest abyss of our inner worlds, yet is an opportunity to take us through it, and be regenerated and transformed through the process.

 

Mother and Child, by Pablo Picasso (1921)

Hmm, the SCO Full Moon also happens often (definitely this year) close to Mother’s Day (May 14). It’s ‘normal’ to feel difficult things round mother(hood), as a mom or as a daughter / son, at this time of year – could be related to early bonding, and wounds of abandonment / abuse.

So important to allow ourselves to go deep into the core of it (maybe with professional support), and let the pain and woundedness process. So much ARIES activation recently – let’s be authentic (no sugarcoating, and playing nice) in our process.

The SCO / TAU Wesak Full Moon each year is a fully solar illumined (therefore the most potent) SCO MOON that reveals our deepest needs for transformation.

SO worth (TAU) entering into the core of our frustrated needs, and invite deep transformation.

With our conscious Self (represented by the SUN) we have to patiently stay and ‘sit with’ (TAU quality) what comes up from the depth, for the processing.

‘Mother’s Month’ Astrology session can help you shed light on your Mother Themes, and get the process going. Sessions for moms or for everyone with a Mother themed focus are 20% off until end of May. Details can be found here. Get in touch with me if you’d like to hear more about it, or discuss how it can be beneficial for you.

 

Bali Lotus Morning Prayer HH

Early Morning Prayer – Lotus with Orb – Photography by Helga Hendricks

In Buddhist tradition, the image of the peaceful Buddha floating on a (Taurean) Lotus flower that blossoms so purely and beautifully while rooted in the (Scorpionic) mud swamp, represents the enlightened quality, rooted in real-life human suffering and compassion.

Where do your swampy roots show up, these days? Can you ‘sit’ with it all, open to the light of consciousness?

The Wesak Full Moon is a magnificent divine and meditative moment-in-time, when transformation (SCO) can be anchored (TAU).
Our attachment to desires and longing, or ‘even’ to pain, incl. feeding those ‘hungry ghosts’ (TAU) that show up in obvious or subtle personal and collective / cultural addictions and compulsions (more consumption, information, work, entertainment, nothing is never enough…) can be put into the bonfire of the soul (SCO), so that the deep Alchemy can do its job.

 

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The YIN-YANG is a perfect symbol for a balancing the Yin / Lunar and Yang / Solar influences in us, under each Full Moon,esp. under this astrologically potent (SCO – TAU) and spirited Wesak Moon.

As above so below and within….we ARE the field, and the buddhic catalysts for evolution and liberation…

 

Here is the Wesak Full Moon chart:

 

Wesak Moon SCO - TAU FM 2017

Let’s see what the COSMIC MAP reveals:

The Full Moon holds the ground, and ‘underground’, through the fixed TAU – SCO axis – no planets in fixed signs – We really need anchoring of wildly moving energy these days!
And, as always with a Full Moon or New Moon, it catalyzes the other energies in the cosmic energy field:

 

  • Dynamic FIRE is still the strongest element: VENUS, MERCURY / URANUS ignite us in ARIES, North Node in LEO, LILITH and SATURN (retro) in SAG. Let’s be authentic, express who we are, and follow the Heart & Spirit!
    There’s even a ‘Grand Fire Trine’ of MERCURY / URANUS, North Node, and SATURN – with an exact trine between the ‘key players’ SATURN and URANUS, on May 18 (second of 3 times: Dec 24, 2016, May 18 and Nov 2, 2017):
    So rewarding to say NO (SATURN) to more, more, more / anything goes / excessive abundance for its own sake (even as addictive overwhelm – SATURN comes out of a square with CHIRON in PI) when the heart isn’t with a certain ‘deal’, or it’s not ones path anymore (SATURN in SAG). It opens the door for authenticity, and being in the moment – which brings abundant serendipitous gifts when we are free (URANUS in ARIES).

 

  • The TAU SUN is in trine with PLUTO retro in CAP, calling for common sense (not to be mixed up with maintaining the status quo). What would the Earth and the Elders say???

11 of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, with the white scarf offered to them by HH the Dalai Lama…

 

  • MARS in GEMINI is also a key player in the cosmic game these days: MARS will be in exact square with NEPTUNE in PI on May 11, followed by a lofty Air trine with JUPITER retro in LIBRA on May 12: As mentioned before, MARS in GEMINI and MERCURY / URANUS in ARIES have something going on together. To say the least, they generate a lot of brain storm… rather than getting all agitated and even mentally aggressive, let’s see what we can learn, and what would be not only a good question to ask, but deeper inquiry to engage in, a la Buddha: Sooo, who really are YOU? And who were you, before you were conceived????
    With the square from MARS to NEPTUNE, there may be a conflict between super active mind and ultimate surrender. Let the wind play on the waves. The ocean prevails… Then, when MARS trines JUPITER in LIBRA, we may enjoy ‘smooth sailing’ in perfect balance, or we are perhaps ready to make a wise choice…
    MERCURY will enter TAU on May 15 – the mind can settle…

 

  • VENUS is also activating AR still for a while – until June 6, and making some juicy contacts with other planetary players: A Fire trine with LILITH in SAG on May 14, an opposition with JUPITER retro in LI on May 19, a square with PLUTO retro in CAP on May 25, the exact day of the next New Moon, another Fire trine with SATURN retro in SAG on June 1, and for the grand finale, a conjunction with URANUS, on June 3 (once a year)!
    Let’s channel the energy that can be a draw to much quick newness but nothing sticks and is sustainable rather into a higher vibration of: In Love with Liberation from (and through) the Depth!
    The VENUS connection with LILITH and SATURN helps with following the call of the Heart, and the dynamic with JUPITER retro to make wise authentic choices ‘from the inside out’.

 

Lastly, let’s take a look at the oracular SABIAN SYMBOLS of the Full Moon degree. Since the Full Moon is exactly between 20° and 21° (20°24 SCO), I suggest to draw guidance from both degrees, which, as it reveals, is also balanced synergy:

Triple Goddess

SCORPIO 20°:
A WOMAN DRAWS AWAY TWO DARK CURTAINS CLOSING THE ENTRANCE TO A SACRED PATHWAY.

KEYNOTE: The revelation to the human consciousness of what lies beyond dualistic knowledge.

The “Woman within” — the faith that is rooted in the deepest intuitions of the soul — is seen here as the hierophant unveiling the realities which the either-or, pro-and-con mind of man alone cannot perceive. The path to the mystic’s “unitive life” is opened up once the darkness of fear, egocentricity and dualistic morality is removed.

This is the last symbol of the forty-sixth five-fold sequence. It reveals what a positive reliance upon faith and intuition can bring about. Courage is needed to go through the veiling darkness — the courage to venture beyond the familiar and the traditionally known, to PLUNGE AHEAD INTO THE UNKNOWN.

So apropos VENUS and MERCURY / URANUS in ARIES, as well as the dark and mystical SCO Full Moon! What a metaphor!

 

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

SCORPIO 21°:
OBEYING HIS CONSCIENCE, A SOLDIER RESISTS ORDERS.

KEYNOTE: A readiness to face the results of a refusal to follow the authoritarian patterns of an aggressive society.

As a person finds himself involved in activities which are traditional in his particular culture — and in many instances in all societies at this stage of human evolution — he often faces a conflict between his own individual sense of value (his conscience) and the demands of society. The conflict may be most typical in terms of the armed services — thus this symbol. In it we find the individual asserting his own values, though he cannot escape the consequences of his decision. In such a case he has to be quietly ready to face these consequences, whatever the cost.

This is the first stage in the forty-seventh five-fold sequence of phases in the great cyclic ritual of activity. The issue it presents is clear. Society in this situation seems to be all-powerful; yet the individual need not be spiritually bound, even if imprisoned. He still can display INNER FREEDOM and prove himself an “individual.”

Very Uranian / Promethean… Free in relation to societal conditioning, yet even more so: ultimately FREE.

 

Buddha_Blessing

Let Buddha Nature Manifest!

Here is a beautiful chant and imagery for the universality of life: Nothing but Everything

 

 

 

 

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Mercury retro to direct, with Uranus: Setting the Mind FREE!

3 May
Noticing the shift???
Today Wednesday (Mercury-Day) May 3, MERCURY changed gears / direction, and is now ‘officially’ / technically out of retro!
This one was (to me) really fun and liberating – you too?

Lots of re-connections and paradigm shifts!

No wonder, it’s been cruising round URANUS, the ‘higher octave’ of MERCURY – which represents ‘universal mind’ and free spirit: Set the mind FREE – shift out of old mind-sets. It all starts / happens HERE-NOW, says ARIES. Radical presence.

 
Here’s the chart, for evidence, and to give you a sense of what else is up and on these days:
 

 

MERCURY Retro-D in AR with UR 17-05-03

MERCURY will contact URANUS one more time (#3) on May 9, AND this is still the ‘stormy’ post-retro phase (until May 12), so nowhere ‘back to normal’ (whatever that is) – Goddess forbid.
Let’s experiment (URANUS) with the new freedom. Could get used to it, eh?
Wherever late ARIES is in your chart (house, planets nearby) is where the revolution happens.

If you’d like to explore this theme consciously with me shoot me a message, and we can set up an S, M, L personal Astrology session. Always so great to get perspective and a new liberating view & approach to ‘what happens’.

 
 

Guess what the wise Sabian Symbol oracle says to the degree where MERCURY and URANUS cruise?

ARIES 25°:
“THE POSSIBILITY FOR MAN TO GAIN EXPERIENCE AT TWO LEVELS OF BEING.

KEYNOTE: The revelation of new potentialities.

In some unspecified way the symbol is a guarantee that man can operate successfully at two levels of consciousness, if he has previously met the condition mentioned in the preceding symbol. “Be open. Be able and willing to shape your translucent mind in the form revealing spiritual fulfillment. And you will be able to experience life and power on inner as well as outer planes.” The implied message is one of faith. Man can only truly experience what he deeply believes he can experience.

This is the last stage of this fifth five-fold sequence of cyclic phases. It announces the possibility of a new step in evolution, but it is still only a possibility, a promise. The individual is truly ONPROBATION.”

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Astrological Earth Week (Apr 19 – 26) Weather, feat. :: ‘New Mercury’ & Pluto Turnaround

19 Apr

Today APRIL 19 (at 2:27 pm PDT):
The SUN enters TAURUS – EARTH MONTH (April 19 – May 20):
Be in Nature and Your Nature!

 

Johfra Bosschart Taurus

Johfra Bosschart: Venus Rules Taurus (and the Martian Warrior Takes a Rest)

 

It’s the season to settle, slow down, enjoy life with all your senses, plant your garden (esp. with / after the NEW MOON in TAURUS, on Apr 26!), and: to take time, sit with things, and relax.

Themes of cooking, body, garden, money, and values are up, and with Mercury retro now (which started in early TAU on Apr 9) you might wonder: what’s real wealth and real value? We’re invited to take a good look within, beyond consensus reality (show).

BIG extra Astro*News of the day (Apr 19):
It’s the half-way point of MERCURY retro, as M-r meets the SUN – a ‘New Mercury’! 
Spirit, Consciousness, and the Heart lead the way, and the mind is an instrument on their behalf – what a relief and beautiful new alignment!

Here’s the chart of the ‘New Mercury’ (exact on Apr 19 at 10:54 pm PDT) – check out the evi-dance:

 

MER - SUN Apr 19 2017

So cool (indeed) what the Sabian Symbol for the ‘New Mercury’ at 1° TAU (YES, both together on the first degree of TAURUS) says:

“PHASE 31 (TAURUS 1°): A CLEAR MOUNTAIN STREAM.

 

Image may contain: plant, outdoor, nature and water

Valle Verzasca – photo credit: Barbara Jenni

 

KEYNOTE: The pure, uncontaminated and spontaneous manifestation of one’s own nature.

Here we see life substance in its original dynamic form, and as it emerged from its spiritual source. This is true whatever the nature of the source may be. In a sense, the mountain stream is conditioned by the nature of the soil and by all the forces which in the past have formed the mountain’s rock strata: that is to say, by past history. Yet out of this past a new, pure (i.e. unadulterated) release of potentiality has emerged. It is ready to perform whatever work its dharma is to accomplish.

This is the first stage of the seventh five-fold sequence of phases. Matter is still imbued with great potential energy, energy being matter at its source. It is flowing irresistibly toward its own destiny. It is simply ITS OWN NATURE.”

So pure and beautiful!
Let it be. Be That!
The Quality of the New Mind – Spirit / Heart Connection.

 

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As you see in the chart, it’s actually a connection of MERCURY / SUN and also URANUS – which MERCURY approaches (exact contact # 2 on Apr 28, and again on May 9).

Sending the Mind back to the awake and liberated Spirit that already IS.

In these Taurean weeks of the year, re-discover slowing down and enjoying the emBuddhament (embodiment without attachment)!

 

Also big news of the week:
PLUTO goes retro in CAP
(Apr 20 – Sept 28).
This is a time to integrate the big changes that have occurred in the last while – and on-goingly, and for inner (retro) Soul Work time, before bringing the transformed, more empowered Self into – everything.
Of course, we can already BE the Change in the ‘meantime’.

One of the grounding and integrative factors this Spring  has been MARS, now in TAURUS, but only for 2 more days (until Apr 21):
The energy wants to settle and enjoy what-IS (just like the Taurean resting warrior in the picture above). This can be a good time for finding stability in the big changes.
It’s also an excellent energy to guard and protect sacred land and Mother Earth from exploitation and abuse. MARS in TAURUS can harness its resisting and defensive energy. Earth Day ahead!

Dedicated to PLUTO going Retro in CAPRICORN, on Apr 20:

 

Medicine_Wheel

Medicine Wheel

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE HOPI ELDERS

You have been telling people this is the Eleventh Hour.
Now you must go back and tell the people that this is THE Hour.
Here are the things that must be considered:
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.

This could be a good time!

There is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel like they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.

Know the river has its destination.

The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off toward the middle of the river, keep your eyes open, and our heads above the water.
See who is here with you and celebrate.
At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves!
For the moment we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.

The time of the lonely wolf is over.
Gather yourselves!
Banish the word struggle from your attitude and vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we have been waiting for.

The Elders
Oraibi, Arizona
Hopi Nation

 

Snail Trail 2 (Mary)

Slow is Beautiful: Snail Trail – Photo credit: Mary Dowds

SATURDAY APRIL 22 – EARTH DAY!

Come join us downtown, at Creatively United for the Planet, at the RBC Museum!

Time to speak up for values, for nature and the land, with Love and Passion!

Stay tuned for TAURUS NEW MOON Astro*News!

Wishing you a joyous and powerful TAURUS time!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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