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

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

Hubble: Saturn Sequence

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

Maverick Planet Uranus (NASA)

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


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

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

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

Lunar South Node Glyph

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

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

PLUTO (New Horizons Mission 2015)

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

The Sabian Symbol of SATURN’s Turnaround Degree

SATURN will turn direct at 13°55′ CAP.

14° CAPRICORN says:

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

Demeter / Ceres Relief

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

So, bottom line:

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

 

Which brings us back to the SATURN direct motto:

Now, what ARE we Building?

 

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

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


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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

10th House
Your calling –
Living your highest purpose.

 

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

 

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

 

Blessings for the positively SATURNian September!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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

28 Aug

Dear ASTRO*NEWS Reader,

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

 

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

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

7° VIRGO:

“A HAREM

Harem – Choice of the Concubine Giulio Rosati Wiki Commons

KEYNOTE:

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mercury Rules Virgo, by Johfra Bosschart

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4th House
Your home
A Temple of wellness!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Neptune Rules Pisces, Painting by Johfra Bosschart

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

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

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

 

The VIRGO – PISCES axis is all about…

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

Exact at 3:39 am PDT tomorrow Aug 30.

 

 

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

Consisting of 

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

 

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

Eye CY

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

 

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

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


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

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

 

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

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

 

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

All aligned, in cosmic Awe and ONEder!

Melanie

 

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© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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

30 Jul

Dear Cosmic Friend,

Leo-nasadh

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

* Do you Love yourSELF fully?

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

A LOT!

 

  • LEO IS special! 😉

 

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

 

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

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

 

  • Blue Star SIRIUS

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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


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

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

 

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

 

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

    PLUTO in later CAP:
    Empowered by and for Evolution.

 

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


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

The SUN Rules LEO. Painting by Johfra Bosschart

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Play Time!

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card Child of Worlds – Player

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

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


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

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

 

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

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

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

So let’s not overthink.

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

 

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

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



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

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

AUG 2
VENUS squares URANUS in TAU

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

 

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

JULY 30

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

AUG 4

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

 

Finding the Way…

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Aug 11 is a Big Shift Day

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

 

Maverick Planet Uranus (NASA)

* For URANUS in TAU that looks like:

Liberation from sticky attachments,

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

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

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

 

 

 

No Time for the Old Empire

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

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

Feels prob heavy even just reading…

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

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

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

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

 

And voila – as promised:

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

The New MOON will be at 8°36′ LEO.

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

Glass Art – free stock photo (Pixabay)

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Heart Island Tupai close to Bora Bora

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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

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Dear Cosmic Friends on Planet Earth!

Feeling HER?

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

    What an Easter alignment!

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

Quite amazing what they reveal:

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

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

Boston Public Library (Flickr Xynn Tii)

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

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

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

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

 

The SUN at 29°06′ ARIES:

“THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES.  

Gustave Dore Ecosia

KEYNOTE: Attunement to Cosmic Order.

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

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

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

 

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

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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PISCES New Moon (March 6) with NEPTUNE & MERCURY Retro: Relax, Reconnect, Receive!

5 Mar

Cosmic Greetings, dear Astro~News Friend!

Neptune Rules Pisces
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

Tomorrow’s NEW MOON in mid-PISCES (with a SCO undertone), comes in close Union with NEPTUNE – to be seen together in the chart below…

Ultimate Fluidity – all about Connection…
Oneness Consciousness and  L~O~V~E transform.


Let’s embrace & be embraced by this PISCES NEW MOON – the last of the astrological cycle, before Spring Equinox (on March 20)!
Let’s relax, connect with (in!) the unifying field, and receive the gently transforming vibes and waves that are always offered!

MERCURY, now freshly retro (as of today, March 5, until March 28) agrees: Let the mind be at ease – and see how easy things can BE!

In Hindu tradition it’s the New Moon that comes after Maha Shivaratri – Union with the Formless.


In the meantime (on Feb 18), CHIRON has emerged from PISCES (where it’s been since 2010 / 2011), supporting us in letting go of multi-layered interdependent wounds that were interwoven with the collective – and even of ‘healing journeys’.
To be ‘newborn’ in ARIES where the Medicine is about Showing Up in our Authentic Self. CHIRON will be in ARIES until 2027 – but the Time is NOW.


Another big shift of 2019 will happen – tomorrow, ‘delivered’ by the PISCES New Moon:
URANUS – Archetype of the Awakener – left ARIES (there since 2011!), and enters TAURUS: Wake UP, Earthlings, and Embody Freedom!

 

 

Let’s take a look at the PISCES NEW MOON ‘birth’ chart:

The PISCES NEW MOON will be exact at 8:04 am PST tomorrow March 6. 

 

 

  • SUN-MOON-NEPTUNE fused together in mid-PISCES (not even a degree apart – both the monthly passage of the MOON and the yearly ‘passage’ of the SUN ‘over’ NEPTUNE will happen tomorrow after the New Moon.
    Mid-PISCES has a SCORPIO undertone – so, we’re going through layers and waves of emotions to come to the core where from transformation comes.
    Let it BE, says NEPTUNE.
    A ‘NEPTUNE New MOON’ or even ‘New NEPTUNE’ in PISCES…

 

  • …just as CHIRON has (on Feb 18) left PISCES where it’s been in the last 8 years, since March 11, 2011.
    Melting and ‘washing out’ not just the Winter in the Northern Hemisphere, but also Wounds of the Collective that have ripple effects and show up in all of us through our inter-connectedness.
    Time to allow the wounded, vulnerable, re-traumatize-able sides in us (often related to early wounds of abandonment and / or overwhelm / abuse / intrusion) to come up, and be re-connected in the Whole of our Being.
    Healthy Connectedness (NEPTUNE & PISCES) Heals.A golden opport-Unity to RE-view this decade:
    What has it shown you about Woundedness, Healing, Teaching?

    How have you embraced the Medicine from within, rather than escaping, drugging, numbing what wants to get your attention, teach and heal you?
    You might want to look back to when CHIRON in PI began (2010/11), which of your vulnerable and weak spots got triggered already and since then, which are still trigger-able, and where might those come from originally?

 

  • Every New Moon offers the closure of an old cycle, and the beginning of a new cycle.
    Maybe the NEW MOON with NEPTUNE in PISCES even tells us about vestiges of the PISCES Age era of collectivism fizzling out, making room for ever increasing AQ Age phenomena?Yes, we’re obviously already in the era of technology & accelerated innovation. And individualized technology has already broadly invaded in our lives and taken the place of collective experiences of the past…
    In my sense, one aspect of the ‘Zeitgeist’ of NEPTUNE (in its 165-year cycle) now in PISCES (2012 – 2026), after its AQ activation (1998 – 2012, with URANUS in AQ / PI at the time) is to show our transition out of the PISCES Age ( incl. dependency on / addictions – to technology…).

    The Ages overlap of course (just as the constellations AQ and PI overlap in the Zodiac). With NEPTUNE in PI (2012 – 2026) a transition time is on, while Humanity shows symptoms of PI-AQ.
    So, let’s stay (nep)tuned, yet consider, with MERCURY now freshly RETRO (also in PI), what of the mind’s stories are ‘old’ and just a re-flex, esp. in this Epimethean 1st half of M-r (until March 14).
    Let’s naturally, lovingly tune IN and connect – in ourselves, with each other, and in Life.

 

  • MERCURY freshly retro, at the very end of PISCES just slightly ‘off’ CHIRON are quite the focal point too. They’re the tiniest bit apart, yet on different sides of the ‘Emergence’ / Spring Equinox Point and moving away from each other (M-r back into PI and CHIRON forward in AR).
    A good time to re-connect – with people, places, and foremost, with our innermost Self, to notice how the mind and its stories and arguments are in the way…
    And with CHIRON freshly in ARIES to show up authentically (ha, maybe before we can think too much).

 

  • Big News, ‘delivered’ by the cosmic PISCES NEW MOON:
    Just 7 1/2 hrs before the exact New Moon, URANUS, Archetype of the Awakener & Paradigm Shifter changes Zodiac signs, from ARIES where it’s been since 2011(!) into TAURUS!
    Until Apr 26, 2026 (YES, for almost 7 years) that-IS!
    A first ‘teaser’ phase for URANUS on the cusp into TAURUS already happened last May 15 – Nov 6 when URANUS retreated back into ARIES over the Winter.

    Quite a cathartic and catalytic shift, helping us to set FREE what’s been held in / back for long:

    • Get UN-stuck & UN-settled!
    • Get UN-attached from what has ‘owned you’!
    • Set yourself FREE from stagnation, inertia, conventions, comfort traps, persistent habits that might have turned into addictions even!
    • Get FREE from fixations, and resistance-to-change.
    • Be fresh and re-invent yourself!
    • Disrupt too slow-moving processes / holding back, and surprise yourself with experimentation!

    Check out the URANUS into TAURUS blog article, to delve more deeply into this ‘Zeitgeist’ theme.

 

  • Then, there’s the YOD / Green Kite configuration (green elongated triangle, with a red central axis) now building over the next few weeks, and activated by the PISCES New MOON.
    Pointing to the Lunar North Node in late CANCER, from JUPITER in late SAG, and LILITH in late AQ.
    (reverse from the image to the left – pointing ‘downwards’ in the New Moon chart). 
    A ‘Celestial Pointer’ to the CANCER North Node themes of finding our Home in the world, with others, at places, and Homecoming, in ourselves and in the Universe (late CANCER has a PISCES undertone)…!
    ‘Fed by’ the deep knowing that Seeing the bigger, more spacious Picture is a huge Gift, and makes all the difference (JUPITER in late SAG).

    And: Our True Nature is FREE (LILITH in late AQ).

    The ‘polarity point’ to the Celestial Pointer (NN in CANCER) is a concentration of SATURN, PLUTO, and the Lunar South Node in late CAP. That’s where the ‘Old Empire Expires’. Yes, old societal structures, esp. hierarchical, controlling ones are changing while still trying to exert their power (PLUTO) yet are outdated and coming to an end while we’re called to not give authority away but own it (SATURN).

    So, as we’re not buying anymore into these ‘old matrixes’ with their ‘shoulds’, expectations, obligations, rules, ‘do it the hard way’ to get approval, etc. it’s easier to come home in ourselves and in the world, with gentleness and compassion (CANCER).

 

  • MARS in TAURUS (slow, steady, enjoyable movement and ‘pursuit’) agrees, and so does VENUS in AQ – in ‘mutual reception’ with URANUS (ruler of AQ) in TAU (ruled by VENUS) – enjoying and embodying FREEDOM.

 

Ahhh, felt called to bring in the 

Sabian Symbol for the New Moon (at 15°47′ PI)

(and also for NEPTUNE at 16°07′ PI for that matter) – voila!

“PISCES 16°: 
IN THE QUIET OF HIS STUDY A CREATIVE INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCES A FLOW OF INSPIRATION.

Crystal activated Voyager Tarot Card IX Hermit

KEYNOTE: Reliance upon one’s inner source of inspiration or guidance.

In this last scene (16 – 30° PI) of the great ritual of cyclic existence we are dealing with various aspects of the process that enables humans to “con-firm,” formulate and perpetuate the original creative impulse which has become self-actualized in a myriad of ways throughout the cycle, short or long as the cycle may be.
This first symbol strikes the keynote of truly significant creative processes: their source is above, beyond, but also around the individual creator. The inspiration, original and individual though it may be, is given a form which is conditioned by the cultural, social and religious background of the creative person.
In a sense, every genius merely records an answer to the needs of the time. The hands that write, play an instrument, or mold a plastic material are his / her own; the urge or drive back of the flow of inspiration has arisen in the vast collective mind of humanity.

This is the first of the seventieth series of five symbols. The individual aspect of the creative process is emphasized as is the individual’s need for concentration and at least inner quiet.
S/he must have faith in his /her own SUBJECTIVE STRENGTH.”

 

So apropos the NEPTUNIAN collective yet also inner/cosmic connection that the NEW MOON catalyzes.
Simultaneously reflecting the aspects of the South Node in CAP with SATURN / PLUTO (having been ‘in service to the old regime’), and the incentive of the North Node in CANCER to be originally creative – and naturally strong through that, as a biologically creative mother (CANCER) is.
The NEW MOON is the conception point – full circle…

 

Blessings for the ALL-Connective New Moon in PISCES with NEPTUNE!
Melanie

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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AQUARIUS New Moon on Feb 4 – Freedom for New Light!

2 Feb

Dear Astro~News Reader,

Uranus Rules Aquarius – Painting by Johfra Bosschart

The Days are getting longer, and the Light is coming in stronger…
AQUARUS brings Light, Prana, and fresh AIR.

And as the 2nd NEW MOON after WINTER SOLSTICE, the AQ NEW MOON also heralds the CHINESE NEW YEAR – the day after, on FEB 5 (see special CNY feature) –

When’s the AQ New MOON?
At 1:04 pm PST on FEB 4.
Nice date-time alignment 🙂

The AQ New MOON links up with MERCURY / LILITH, both also in AQ, and both being met by the MOON on that day too – see chart image below.
What does it mean to be in your ‘wild and free Nature’?
A wildly refreshing and liberating energy… like taking in new Prana and fresh AIR that connects us all…
…post the ‘rocky’ and heavy CAP vibes over weeks – which also showed
(via SATURN / PLUTO / South Node) where things are indeed ‘expiring’.

 

Voila – the Cosmic Map for the AQ NEW MOON

Quite striking:

A whole line-up of Planets, embracing the SUN & MOON union, are concentrated in the Zodiac Field from mid-SAG to end of ARIES – within 140° – with the North Node end of CANCER counter-balancing so much Winter-to-early Spring energy.
A planetary pattern called a ‘Basket’, with the NN being the basket ‘handle’.


And it’s quite unusual (very Aquarian in that sense) that presently there are 4 PLANETS in their own ruled ZODIAC signs:

MARS in ARIES (until Feb 14)
JUPITER in SAG (until Dec 2)
SATURN in CAP (until Dec 17, 2020)
NEPTUNE in PISCES (until 2026).

Plus, NO Planet is retro (until March 5 when MERCURY goes retro).

All in all, cosmic energy can move and expresses purely – facilitating accelerated shifts and evolution.

So, let’s see what’s in the ‘New MOON Basket’, and how to pick it up, via the NN in CANCER:

 

  • Starting with JUPITER in mid / towards end of its own ruled sign SAG (where it travels and inspires us this year (precisely Nov 8, 2018 – Dec 2, 2019).
    JUPITER is just coming out of its 1st (of 3 in 2019) square with NEPTUNE, these years 2012 – 2026 also in its own sign PISCES (their square was exact on Jan 13, and comes back in June and Sept).
    Being in a spirit of gratitude and abundance elevates our vibration, lightens us up, and brings us into flow and connectedness. Coming from the Heart and following its call, and sharing our Gifts with the World attracts synchronicities and ‘miracles’. 

 

  • Next up: VENUS, freshly in CAP (Feb 3 – March 1), on the ‘Integrity Point’ – a magnet to attract what’s ‘real’ and in integrity / really works for us, while ‘in the meantime’ it’s also a ‘match’ & mirror for where we’re at, with our self value and self love.
    With VENUS in CAP, on her way to meet SATURN, on Feb 18, just the day before the Full Moon, we might feel called to make a timely & important commitment – in the area of life related to mid-CAP in our charts. And what’s done and complete (even though you used to love it)?

 

  • Then, SATURN, solidly anchored in mid-CAP (also the sign it rules, and checks in on these years, Dec 2017 – Dec 2020) – in sextile with NEPTUNE in its own oceanic Piscean realm (the 1st of 3 alignments between them this year was exact just on Jan 31, again in June and Nov).
    Time to stand in who we are, let go of old patterns, esp. revolving around judgment, resistance, and doing things ‘the hard way’. 
    A good combo between dreams, visions, and realism / manifestation.
    What does it take to make your dreams come true? Chances are, being in flow and synch with the Universe (PI) and in receiving mode has to do with it. 🙂 Doesn’t mean we have to say YES to everything that comes our way. SATURN helps us with being clear about what works for us, and NEPTUNE in PI to let go of the rest – with Love.
     

 

  • SATURN is also approaching PLUTO this year – closest in Apr / May at 20 – 23° CAP, when both are stationary, as they go from direct to retro, PLUTO on Apr 24 and SATURN on Apr 29.
    Next year, on Jan 12, 2020, the rare (every 38 years) conjunction will be exact. It closes a cycle of societal structural breakdown, purging of its shadow, and rebuilding from the core / basics.
    The SATURN – PLUTO conjunction will be almost exact on the U.S. PLUTO (plus, the country has its 1st PLUTO Return at 27°33′ CAP in 2021-23- every 248 years only – speaking of regeneration from its core and soul!).

 

  • The Lunar South Node in late CAP is (while moving retro) soon lining up with PLUTO (exact on March 29) and with SATURN (in effect all the way from mid-May until end of Sept!).
    One of the main themes this year, and has been already activated with the CAP New Moon Partial Solar Release Eclipse on Jan 5 / 6 (“Let the Old Empire Expire.”).
    It’ll come back into the picture big time with the CAN NM / Total Solar ‘Seed’ Eclipse opposite SATURN / SN / PLUTO, on July 2, and with the CAP / CAN FM / Partial Lunar ‘Release’ Eclipse on July 16.

    All pointing to the end of a CAPricornian era of hierarchical top-down structures / control systems that are anachronistic, abusive, and destructive for all life forms.
    And the seed of a New World of caring and compassion – catalyzed by the North Node in CANCER phase (Nov 2018 – June 2020) – “Because we Care.”

 

  • Gentleness, Caring, and Compassion while making sure to fill our own cup too are themes of the North Node in CAN Basket Handle.
    It can help us ‘pick up’ the ‘basket’ of critical themes presented at this time, collectively, and in our personal world, and show up for what’s our ‘assignment’ – yet not to pick up what’s not ours to carry
    (SN and Planets in CAP).

 

  • Then, quite centrally in the Cosmic Basket:
    The AQ New MOON and MERCURY / LILITH – New Light & Freedom, and Freedom for New Light!
    Mid-AQ where the New MOON will be is double AQ:
    Fixed energy concentrates there, with the theme of Humanity consciously cooperating.

 

Let’s see which hints the
SABIAN SYMBOL for the New MOON offers.
The NEW MOON will be at 15°45 AQ.

“AQUARIUS 16°:

A BIG BUSINESSMAN AT HIS DESK.

KEYNOTE: The ability to organize the many aspects of an enterprise involving a large group of human beings.

A great deal of what is glowingly written about the Aquarian Age is probably sheer glamour. The New Age should be one in which humanity learns to use the power generated by human togetherness and group interplay — that is, to use it harmoniously for the welfare of the whole of which all individuals are parts, humanity and Planet Earth. This has never been achieved and only very rarely attempted. Mankind today must make a thorough and irresistible attempt, or be nearly destroyed — except for a creative “remnant” of seed-persons who would have to begin again from new foundations. In the field of big business, of huge war undertakings (like the Normandy landing in World War II) or of major national efforts (like the Moon landings) great results have been achieved, but the motive and the quality of the human interrelationships involved were neither of permanent significance nor invested with a truly harmonic quality. The character of the techniques used were totally unsatisfactory from a “human” point of view. Nevertheless there is much to learn from modern large-scale management and systems analysis, even in terms of personal endeavors of very limited scope.

This is the first stage in the sixty-fourth five-fold sub-cycle. It introduces the concept of management which is basic at this period of the cyclic life process which the zodiac symbolizes, yet which needs to be totally reevaluated if mankind is to actualize the spiritual potentialities implied in the evolutionary transformation just ahead. ORGANATION should be the Keyword, rather than mere “organization”; for humanity now can and should realize that it is indeed an ‘organism’.”

 

Please note:
Eminent astrologer Dane Rudhyar wrote this interpretation of the Sabian Symbols in 1973 – 46 years ago, hence the language carries a somewhat antiquated tone yet the themes are timeless.

And this one is even very timely, given the urgency for Humanity (beyond our political representatives) to co-avert a climate catastrophe, and co-create a livable, cleaner, greener, lighter, freer and socially just and responsible future.
How can this immense undertaking be possible and coordinated?
Perhaps the initiatory challenge to even enter the Aquarian Age.

This AQ New MOON is signaling us:
A Seed is planted. We need to co-intend, co-envision (JUPITER-NEPTUNE help with this), and concretely tend it (says SATURN) – together.
And – with the Lunar North Node in CANCER:
Prioritizing human need over corporate greed, and tending to the needs of our fellow animal and plant Beings – so that a peaceful Future together is possible where the next 7 generations and beyond can thrive, on Planet Earth.

 

  • MERCURY – exalted / best positioned in AQ aligning with LILITH in AQ on the DAY of the New MOON (an only once-a-year happening) is also quite striking.
    The Voice of Freedom, from our ‘wild’ and Natural Self.

 

  • More ‘New MOON Basket’ Goodies:
    NEPTUNE in PI – yes, triple-squared by JUPITER & triple-sextiled by SATURN this year –
    All about Unity, Connection, Oneness Consciousness – which is also the ‘like-heals-like’ Medicine for overwhelm and feeling lost.
    Speaking of Medicine, Cosmic Medicine Wo/man CHIRON is now in its very last DAYS in PISCES (since 2010).
    On Feb 18, it will cross over the ‘Emergence Point’ into ARIES, for the next 8 years, until Apr 14, 2027 – The Medicine of Being Authentically YOU.
    CHIRON already ‘tried on’ AR last year, Apr – Sept.

    So yeah, coming out of our Piscean slumber of collective consciousness might be scary yet
    hugely liberating, and the Medicine the World needs now.

 

  • In ARIES, MARS the Warrior enlivens and kicks us into action these days (since Dec 31 actually) – and we’re coming up to the Grand Finale for MARS in AR:
    MARS in AR conj. URANUS (every 2 years only) on Feb 12.
    Liberation and breakthroughs across the board. Revolutionary energy. 
    Can easily turn into societal / political protests and riots. Hopefully, instead of a re-active a pro-active and innovative direction is being taken.
    Birth the New Self!

 

So there we have it – a Cosmic Basket of Archetype activation!
My we pick up what’s ours, with / for LOVE… and: Because we Care.

And, as mentioned – worth saying it again:
NO Planets are presently retro – until March 5, when MERCURY goes retro, on the day before the PI NEW MOON. We’re in a phase where things can and want to move forward – into the NEW.

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Astrology is an Aquarian Art.

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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

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

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

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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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