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Summer SoUlstice 2019! Height of the Light, Sacred Stand-Still and Turning Point

22 Jun

Happy SUMMER SOLSTICE on June 21 – Height of the Light!

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha / SUMMER SOLSTICE, Lughnassadh / Lammas, Mabon, Samhain

We’re celebrating the longest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere!
One of the four sacred turning points of the year:
Summer and Winter Solstice, and Spring and Fall Equinox.

Summer Solstice is in Pagan Tradition called LITHA.
In this beautifully compiled UK originated page The Goddess and the Green Man you can find a plethora of traditions, ceremonies, and recipes for ‘Midsummer’ (as it’s also called, even though Summer only begins!).

Sol-Stice means literally ‘Standstill of the Sun’.

Apparently, from the perspective of the Northern Hemisphere, the SUN has reached its maximum range of the Ecliptic, and is now overhead the Tropic of CANCER, ‘producing’ the longest day time hours, before ‘receding’.

If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, the ‘arc’ of the SUN is the smallest and lowest now, reaching Winter Solstice. Your Summer Solstice is when, through the Earth tilt, the Sun is overhead the Tropic of Capricorn – longest days for you guys and gals, of course.
Happy WINTER SOLSTICE, dear Reader in Australia and South Africa, and the whole Southern Hemisphere of Mama Gaia!

Back to our Northern sphere:
As you can see in this daylight table we’re actually 2 full weeks in Solstice mode: 16 hrs and 06 – 07 min of day time, this whole WEEK in the Northern Hemisphere (with the example of Victoria BC), culminating on June 21, with 16 hrs and 06 min. and 43 sec., the absolute maximum of the year.
June 21 is 7 hours and 48 minutes longer than the Winter Solstice (Dec 21)!
And from next week on, the day time will recede very slowwwly – yet, it’s SUMMER!

 

 

* Happy CANCER Season:
Nurturing What We Care About.

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Johfra Bosschart: The MOON Rules CANCER

Since the SUN crossed the Summer Solstice Point yesterday we’re in the CANCER Season of the year (this year until July 22).
The first WATER sign of the Zodiac introduces the world of Feeling, Caring, Nurturing, and Belonging – ahhh!
This is the energy related to the Mother theme.
The MOON is ‘at home’
 and most natural in CANCER which brings out our early, primal memories, our need to be safe and cared for, our instincts to protect life, and to nurture what and whom we care about – our ‘loved ones’ (2-legged or 4-legged), and extending to all beings and life forms.

With CANCER being so closely linked with the MOON you probably want to know when the first SUMMER New Moon and Full Moon will be:
The CANCER New Moon on July 2 will be a Total Solar ‘Seed’ Eclipse(!), visible from South America.
The CAP – CANCER Full Moon on July 16 / 17 will be a Partial Lunar ‘Release’ Eclipse, visible from South America, Africa, Eurasia, and Oceania.

So yes, CANCER time is Eclipse season, just as CAPRICORN is these years, 2019 / 20 since the Lunar Nodes are now in CAP (South Node) / CAN (North Node).
Check out the blog post for this energy dynamic.

Time to plant new seeds of Love, Care, Compassion, Nurturing, and Belonging.

Stay tuned for the  Astro~News blog, with cosmic offerings for attunement and celebration!

 

* STANDSTILL & SPIRALING Vibes

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Chartres Labyrinth

This Summer Solstice is a Turnaround Time, in many ways.

Yes, the SUN moved into CANCER and follows MERCURY (already there since June 4).
The the conscious, vital (SUN) and also mental (MERCURY) energies are turning inwards-backwards, towards themes of origin, home, belonging, how we nurture and what nurtures the soul – as families and tribes gather at this warming season…

Some of our Planetary SoUlar System ‘Family Members’ (getting used to CANCER language here… 🙂 ) reflect the ‘standstill’ / turnaround / inward-turning energy this month too.
Here they are, in order of closeness to our Earthly Home:

 

  • MERCURY is technically still (yes, you know what’s coming…) direct / forward moving, yet travelling in CANCER (June 4 – 26) which by nature turns mental energy inward-backward:
    Memories, dreams, reflections, and thinking / talking about themes we care about, and what offers safety and compassion. Also an ebb-and-flow / back-and-forth / sideways ‘crab walk’ energy for the mind – which can be very creative, and feeling infused.
    When in LEO (from June 26 on), MERCURY will start to slow down, for (you guessed it, indeed!) another MERCURY retro phase, from July 7 – 31, in early LEO to late CANCER.
    Themes will be to find our way from the ego to the Heart, to Love and healthy Self Love, in communication
    (starting with how we talk to ourselves).
    MERCURY will be again in CANCER from July 19 – Aug 11.

    July and Aug will be therefore also ‘turnaround months’ for MERCURY.
    More to come about MERCURY retro in LEO / CANCER, in a separate blog post – stay tuned!

 

  • VENUS will enter CANCER on July 3 (until July 27) – right after the CANCER New Moon / Total Solar Eclipse!
    We’re attracted to people, places, activities that make us feel warm and fuzzy, give us a sense of emotional rapport and belonging. And we just looove to nurture (esp in the area of life related to where CANCER is in our charts).
    Feeling it coming?
    Stay tuned for a blog post to come.

 

  • MARS is now in CANCER too – almost at the end of its Homeward Bound-Unbound move = only until July 1.
    It hasn’t been an easy time when it comes to straight-forward action / assertion, or even with energy levels
    (forget consistency) with MARS in CANCER, culminating in a crescendo this week (June 18 / 19) when MERCURY met MARS and both opposed MOON / PLUTO in CAP.

    Tooo much talk about how everyone feels? Not enough productive action to get the job done?
    Hope you could channel the energy into a balance between compassion, care, and connection and focus on priorities and power-within.
    Find more about my take on the MARS in CANCER phase in this blog post.

 

  • JUPITER this year happily in SAG, and on retro course since April 10, will go direct again on Aug 11. Which means it will be stationary (moving super slowly in the ‘U-turn’ from backwards to forward) end July to end of Aug, to help us expand and deepen our awareness of inner / unconditional spaciousness, happiness, gifts and gratitude.

 

  • URANUS freshly in TAU is slowing down too, to go retro on Aug 12, and will be in apparent stationary ‘stand-still’ between 6 – 7° TAU, end-of-July to end of Aug. A Wake-up call for us Earthlings, starting from within.
    Time to listen to our body’s call for Freedom from attachments, from the Known, for the New, and simply for EmBodying Freedom!

    More about URANUS into TAU (2019 – 2026) in this blog post.

 

  • CHIRON freshly in ARIES is slowing down too, to go retro on July 8 – until Dec 12, and is now (end of June to mid July) also in turnaround / stationary mode, offering us the Medicine of Healing old / early wounds, and being authentic and present in the Self and in the Now – and in its retro phase even more so: to find it from within.
    Here’s also a blog post for CHIRON in ARIES (2019 – 2027).

 

  • NEPTUNE in mid-PISCES went retro just yesterday, June 21, and is stationary until mid-July too, tuning us into Inner All-Connectedness (beyond co-dependency).
    Find out more about this oceanic infusion in the blog post for NEPTUNE now retro in PISCES.

 

In other words, all these Planets are in the process of changing direction, from direct to retro (MERCURY, CHIRON, URANUS, and NEPTUNE), or from retro to direct (JUPITER).

All these stationary / retro Planets end of June / in July are focal points, and their archetypal energy naturally spirals inward / backward – soulward.

CHIRON, URANUS, and NEPTUNE help us find those archetypal experiences of healing / medicine journey, liberation, and transcendence rather inward, and also to ‘revisit’ and re-connect with places we’ve been before in those experiences, and to let go of and release attachments to shadow ‘hooks’ into the inner old.

Plus, SATURN and PLUTO have been retro for a few months now, and support inward / backward processes:

SATURN, now retro, and in Sept stationary in mid CAP calls us to complete old limiting conditioning, and commit to the Inner Assignment, do the Inner Work, and find Inner Authority and the Inner Elder who will then naturally as a reflection of the inner be established and recognized in the outer world.

And PLUTO in CAP, also retro until early Oct, supports Inner Evolution and Transformation to find the ultimate resource – Soul / Higher Power – and be directed from within – which fuels the collective Evolution of the structures on Planet Earth.

In the present / upcoming turnaround course, we’re called go backwards / inwards, for REsolve and RElease, esp. when it comes to old low and unconscious perhaps karmically ‘inherited’ vibrations of…

MERCURY in LEO / CANCER: Old mental patterns that revolve around oneself, perhaps in narcissistic ways based on certain needs not being met – can we fulfill those without drama (an overcompensation with the purpose to be seen and loved – yet it often is counter-productive and people turn away)?
I bet it has to do with loving and caring for ourselves and esp. the Inner Child…

SATURN in CAP: Old REpetitive patterns, karma, and blocks and obstacles, through being stuck in judgment, limiting beliefs, old stories, pain – all ‘excess luggage’ that prevents us from moving forward with trust and from the heart.

CHIRON in AR: Old stressful survival mode wounds that turn into our ‘shamanic scars’.

URANUS in TAU: Old attachments that prevent our true freedom.

NEPTUNE in PI: Old overwhelm, confusion, delusions, addictions, ways of ‘checking out’ and giving up.

PLUTO in CAP: Old powers that oppress and abuse.

 

…and find through the release from the ‘inside’ more conscious vibrations of:

MERCURY in CANCER / LEO: Expressing ourselves lovingly, passionately, creatively, and heart-fully.

SATURN in CAP: Standing in our Authority, and working with our Best.

CHIRON in ARThe ‘wound’ carries the Medicine. Healing early Wounds and finding healing by making bold first steps is the way forward.

URANUS in TAU: Embodying Freedom.

NEPTUNE in PIDropping into Unity Consciousness, in the Unified Field.

PLUTO in CAP: Empowered by and for Evolution.

 

Would you like to tune into the astrological transits of the Summer, in your own chart and life?
Come on over in Victoria / come on in online via zoom to a customized Astro session. If your birthday is coming up you get 10% discount in your bday week.
An Astro birthday session is a great self-gifting that many clients treat themselves to. 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

Wishing us all a Happy SUMMER 2019!

 

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If you feel the resonance with the themes above,  and you could use support in your journey drop me a line, and we can set up a private Astrology consult session, or initial 20-min orientation talk, to find out what would be the best course of action.
Maybe it’s time to fully benefit from a 3- or 5- sessions coaching sequence?
Just email me (licht@islandnet.com) if you’d like to discuss options.

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SATURN in CAP going direct (Sept 6 – Apr 30, 2019): Now, what ARE we Building?

4 Sep
Countdown for SATURN in CAP going direct (Sept 6 – Apr 30, 2019):

 

Hubble: Infrared Saturn Sequence

 

Now, what ARE we Building?

SATURN retro (since Apr 17) in CAP has shown us what has served its purpose, is outlived (been there, done that), and also where there isn’t responsibility and mature leadership in place, and old, RE-curring issues have been frustrating or outright abusive and disrespectful.
 
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 / not create more karmic debt around.

SEPTEMBER is an important SATURN month with stationary / retro-to-direct SATURN – modelling and 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???

I know three couples who’re getting married mid / late September – and helped two of them with choosing a well matched wedding date.
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 VIRGO New MOON on 09 / 09 to actually go forward with such projects.

 

SATURN with CHIRON and URANUS

The square from SATURN in early CAP to CHIRON retro in early AR (Healing the Old through Inner Medicine and Authenticity) is now integrating.

While the Earth trine from SATURN to URANUS retro in TAU is going strong in Sept. 
An energy that combines traditional quality and time proven values, teachings, and respect for the Elders with a renewing embodyment of The Law and Natural Laws.
Be in natural alignment with the energies and their teachings!

 

Blessings for the SATURNian September!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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RETRO Summer Ahead! RE-Sourcing from Within…

28 Jun

Dear Astro~News Reader in Lunar / Saturnian Infusion,

The CAP – CAN Full Moon with SATURN of June 27 / 28 has brought a lot to fruition that calls for completion (see blog post here) , and we’re now in its energy field ‘distribution’.

There’s another important ‘cosmic signature’ this Summer that helps with the inner processing and completion (and you can see some of it already in the Full Moon chart:
Lots of planetary energies are / will be soon RETROGRADE:
Up to 6 in July, and even up to 7 in August!

In the already present and upcoming turnaround course, we’re called to go backwards / inwards, for REsolve and RElease, esp. when it comes to old low and unconscious perhaps karmically ‘inherited’ vibrations of…

 

RETRO Record Summer 2018


Lots of planetary energies are / will be soon RETROGRADE:
Up to 6 in July, and even up to 7 in August!

 

In the already present and upcoming turnaround course, we’re 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 (retro July 25 – Aug 18):
Old mental patterns that revolve around oneself, perhaps in narcissistic ways.

 

MARS in AQ (retro June 26 – Aug 27 – back into late CAP):
Old ego and societal patterns that divide and isolate us from friends, community, and humanity.

 

SATURN in CAP (retro Apr 17 – Sept 6): 
Old REpetitive patterns, karma, blocks and obstacles, through being stuck in (self) judgment, taking too much on, carrying too much, being the scape goat.

 

CHIRON in AR (retro July 4 – Dec 8 – back into late PI)
Old stressful survival mode wounds.

 

URANUS in TAU (retro Aug 7 – Jan 7, 2019 – back into late AR)
Old attachments that prevent our true freedom.

 

NEPTUNE in PI (retro June 18 – Nov 24)
Old overwhelm, confusion, delusions, addictions, feeling victimized, and ways of ‘checking out’ and giving up.

 

PLUTO in CAP (retro Apr 22 – Sept 30)
Old (outer and inner) powers that oppress and abuse, old control patterns.

 

…and find through the release from the ‘inside’ more conscious vibrations of:

 

MERCURY in LEO:
Expressing and showing ourselves lovingly, passionately, creatively, and heart-fully.

 

MARS in AQ / CAP:
Building in Community. Together we’re stronger.

 

SATURN in CAP:
Standing in our Authority, prioritizing what matters most, and working with our Best.

 

CHIRON in AR / PI
The ‘wound’ carries the Medicine. We’re suffering the wounds of the collective, and heal when we surrender and are authentic.

 

URANUS in TAU / AR:
Embodied Liberation into the vibrant NOW Presence.

 

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

 

PLUTO in CAP:
Empowered by and for Evolution.

 

 

If it calls you come join (live in person in Victoria, or online via zoom) the 

RETRO Record Summer 2018 –
Special ASTRO Parlour
RE-sourcing from Within

…where we’ll tune in and explore these themes so that the process can be naturally supported.
MON JULY 16
7:16 – 10 PM PDT
3:16 – 6 PM PDT – additional afternoon group can be opened, with outdoor option.
The evening group has an online option – afternoon too if we’re not outdoors!

 

If you can’t come to the Parlour, or prefer a private setting let’s meet in a one-on-one session, to explore and reveal how you can be in natural alignment and soul supported with the Astro~Weather this Summer – and beyond!

 

Pre-Retro 😉 Blessings to you!
Melanie

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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

My Invitation

If you feel the resonance with the themes above,  and you could use support in your journey drop me a line, and we can set up a private Astrology consult session, or initial 20-min orientation talk, to find out what would be the best course of action.
Maybe it’s time to fully benefit from a 3- or 5- sessions coaching sequence?
Just email me (licht@islandnet.com) if you’d like to discuss options.

Please find upcoming Astrology workshops and classes, embodied Astrology, as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. videos, on my FB Page:

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Summer SoUlstice 2018 – Height of the Light, Sacred Stand-Still and Turning Point

20 Jun

Happy SUMMER SOLSTICE on June 21, 2018 – Height of the Light!

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha / SUMMER SOLSTICE, Lughnassadh / Lammas, Mabon, Samhain.

We’re celebrating the longest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere!
One of the four sacred turning points of the year:
Summer and Winter Solstice, and Spring and Fall Equinox.

Summer Solstice is in Pagan Tradition called LITHA.
In this beautifully compiled UK originated page The Goddess and the Green Man you can find a plethora of traditions, ceremonies, and recipes for ‘Midsummer’ (as it’s also called, even though Summer only begins!).

Sol-Stice means literally ‘Standstill of the Sun’.

Apparently, from the perspective of the Northern Hemisphere, the SUN has reached its maximum range of the Ecliptic, and is now overhead the Tropic of CANCER, ‘producing’ the longest day time hours, before ‘receding’.

If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, the ‘arc’ of the SUN is the smallest and lowest now, reaching Winter Solstice. Your Summer Solstice is when, through the Earth tilt, the Sun is overhead the Tropic of Capricorn – longest days for you guys and gals, of course.
Happy WINTER SOLSTICE, dear Reader in Australia and South Africa, and the whole Southern Hemisphere of Mama Gaia!

Back to our Northern sphere:
As you can see in this daylight table we’re actually 2 full weeks in Solstice mode: 16 hrs and 06 – 07 min of day time, this whole WEEK in the Northern Hemisphere (with the example of Victoria BC), culminating on June 21, with 16 hrs and 06 min. and 43 sec., the absolute maximum of the year.
June 21 is 7 hours and 48 minutes longer than the Winter Solstice (Dec 21)!
And from next week on, the day time will recede very slowwwly – yet, it’s SUMMER!

 

* Happy CANCER Season:
Nurturing What We Care About.

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Johfra Bosschart: The Moon Rules Cancer

As the SUN crosses the Summer Solstice Point we’re in the CANCER Season of the year (this year until July 22).
The first WATER sign of the Zodiac introduces the world of Feeling, Caring, Nurturing, and Belonging – ahhh!
This is the energy related to the Mother theme.
The MOON is ‘at home’
and most natural in CANCER which brings out our early, primal memories, our need to be safe and cared for, our instincts to protect life, and to nurture what and whom we care about – our ‘loved ones’ (2-legged or 4-legged), and extending to all beings and life forms.

With CANCER being so closely linked with the MOON you probably want to know when the first SUMMER Full Moon and New Moon will be:
The next Full Moon in CAP – CAN is on June 27/28, and the CANCER New Moon on July 12/13 will be actually a Partial Solar Eclipse, visible from Southern Australia and Antarctica.

Stay tuned for the  Astro~News blog, with cosmic offerings for attunement and celebration!

 

* STANDSTILL & SPIRALING Vibes

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Chartres Labyrinth

This Summer Solstice is a Turnaround Time, in many ways.

Yes, the SUN moves into CANCER and follows MERCURY (already there since June 12). Sooo, the the conscious, vital (SUN) and mental (MERCURY) energy is turning inwards-backwards, towards themes of origin, home, belonging, how we nurture and what nurtures the soul – as families and tribes gather at this warming season…

Some of our Planetary SoUlar System ‘Family Members’ (getting used to CANCER language here… 🙂 ) reflect the ‘standstill’ / turnaround / inward-turning energy this month too. Here they are, in order of closeness to our Earthly Home:

 

  • MERCURY is technically direct / forward moving, yet travelling in CANCER (June 12 – 28) which turns the mental energy inward-backward by nature:
    Memories, dreams, reflections, and thinking / talking about themes we care about, and what offers safety and compassion. Also an ebb-and-flow / back-and-forth / sideways ‘crab walk’ energy for the mind – which can be very creative, and feeling infused.

    When in LEO (from June 28 on), MERCURY will start to slow down, for (you guessed it, indeed!) another MERCURY retro phase, from July 25 to Aug 18, all in LEO. Themes will be to find our way from the ego to the heart, to love and healthy self love, in communication.
    MERCURY will still be in LEO until Sept 5!

    So, July and Aug will be also ‘turnaround months for MERCURY. 
    More about it on this channel in July.

 

  • MARS now in early AQ is on the brink of going retro, on June 26 (until Aug 27). 
    Quite a turnaround energy to RE-calibrate the Inner Masculine, and RE-activate community and cooperation, post old-World / old ways of aggression, competition, and division.
    Yet also a good time to process old anger, and to re-ignite projects that have been on the back burner.
    Find more about MARS Retro 2018 in this blog post.

 

  • JUPITER in mid-SCO, and on retro course since March 8, will go direct again on July 10, and is still stationary (moving super slowly in the ‘U-turn’ from backwards to forward) end June to end of July, to help us expand and deepen our awareness of core themes that are often hidden incl. from ourselves, and to transform inner / old blockages into treasures.

 

  • URANUS freshly in TAU is slowing down too, to go retro on Aug 7 (until Jan 7, 2019), and will be in apparent stationary ‘stand-still’ between 2 – 3° TAU, mid-July to end of Aug. URANUS’s Experiment in TAU will go until Nov 6 for this year but come back ‘for good’ from next March on). Both Trauma and Liberation start with the Body. And Wake-up call for us Earthlings. 
    More about URANUS into TAU in this blog post.

 

  • CHIRON freshly in ARIES is slowing down too, to go retro on July 4 – until Dec 8, and is now (June / July) also in turnaround / stationary mode, offering us the Medicine of Being Authentic and Present in the Self and in the Now, and in its retro phase even more so: to find it from within.
    Here’s also a blog post for CHIRON in ARIES.

 

  • NEPTUNE in mid-PISCES went retro on June 18, and is still stationary until mid-July too, tuning us into Inner All-Connectedness (beyond co-dependency).
    Find out more about this oceanic infusion in the blog post for NEPTUNE in PI going retro.

 

In other words, all these Planets are in the process of changing direction, from direct to retro (MERCURY,  MARS, CHIRON, URANUS, and NEPTUNE), or from retro to direct (JUPITER).

All these stationary / retro Planets end of June / in July are focal points, and their archetypal energy naturally spirals inward / backward – soulward.

CHIRON, URANUS, and NEPTUNE help us find those archetypal experiences of healing / medicine journey, liberation, and transcendence rather inward, and also to ‘revisit’ places we’ve been before in those experiences, and release the past.

Plus, SATURN and PLUTO have been retro for a few months now, and support inward / backward processes:

SATURN, now retro, and in Sept stationary in early CAP (will go direct on Sept 6) calls us to complete old limiting conditioning, and commit to the Inner Assignment, do the Inner Work, and find Inner Authority and Inner Elder who will then naturally be established and recognized in the outer world.

And PLUTO in CAP, also retro until Sept 30, supports Inner Evolution and Transformation to find the ultimate resource – Soul / Higher Power – and be directed from within – which fuels the collective Evolution of the structures on Planet Earth.

 

As you see, lots of planetary energies are / will be soon retrograde – in fact 6 in the month of July, and even 7 in the month of August!

We’ll tune in and explore these themes so that the process can be naturally supported, in our 

RETRO Record Summer 2018 –
Special ASTRO Parlour
RE-sourcing from Within

MON JULY 16
7:16 – 10 PM PDT
3:16 – 6 PM PDT – additional afternoon group can be opened, with outdoor option.

The evening group has an online option too!
Here’s the FB Event.

 

In the present / upcoming turnaround course, we’re called go backwards / inwards, for REsolve and RElease, esp. when it comes to old low and unconscious perhaps karmically ‘inherited’ vibrations of…

MERCURY in LEO: Old mental patterns that revolve around oneself, perhaps in narcissistic ways.

MARS in AQ: Old ego patterns that divide and isolate us from friends, community, and humanity.

SATURN in CAP: Old REpetitive patterns, karma, and blocks and obstacles, through being stuck in judgment, limiting beliefs, old stories, pain – all ‘excess luggage’ that prevents us from moving forward with trust and from the heart.

CHIRON in AR: Old stressful survival mode wounds that turn into our ‘shamanic scars’.

URANUS in TAU: Old attachments that prevent our true freedom.

NEPTUNE in PI: Old overwhelm, confusion, delusions, addictions, ways of ‘checking out’ and giving up.

PLUTO in CAP: Old powers that oppress and abuse.

 

…and find through the release from the ‘inside’ more conscious vibrations of:

MERCURY in LEO: Expressing ourselves lovingly, passionately, creatively, and heart-fully.

MARS in CAP / LEO: Building in Community. Together we’re stronger.

SATURN in CAP: Standing in our Authority, and working with our Best.

CHIRON in AR / PI : The ‘wound’ carries the Medicine. We’re healing when the All is Healing.

URANUS in TAU / AR: Embodied Liberation into the vibrant NOW Presence.

NEPTUNE in PIDropping into Unity Consciousness, in the Unified Field.

PLUTO in CAP: Empowered by and for Evolution.

 

 

Here is the SUMMER SO(U)LSTICE ‘Birth Chart’:

The SUN enters CANCER on June 21 at 3:09 am PDT.
Wake up into SUMMER, on June 21!

 

Would you like to tune into the astrological transits of the Summer, in your own chart and life?
Come join our SUMMER TRANSIT PARLOUR, next Mon June 26 (afternoon and evening group)!
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Here’s the FB Event.

Wishing us all a Happy SUMMER – Count-Down’s ON!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

 

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SATURN and PLUTO Stationary in April (Going Retro Apr 17 / 22): Inner Authority. Inner Soul Power.

17 Apr

SATURN the ‘Ringed One’ is (besides the ‘Winged One’ MERCURY) also stationary this month of April, since it goes retro today Apr 17 – at 9°9′ CAP (until Sep 6). 

If you have anything on or round 9° CAP (and also AR, CAN, LI) you probably notice the pressure. Yet, it’s the pressure of a chiseling away of what you don’t need anymore and actually, what you are NOT. 

I felt called to look up the Sabian Symbol for the SATURN station (haven’t brought those in in a while – being positively retro here, let’s see..):

 

 

“CAPRICORN 9°: AN ANGEL CARRYING A HARP

KEYNOTE: The revelation of the spiritual meaning and purpose at the core of any life situation.

This picture simply says, “Heaven is within us.” All we have to do is to be open and listen to the total harmony of life, a harmony in which we play a part that is necessary to the completeness and meaning of the whole. In order to do this we have to surrender our separative ego- consciousness and flow with the universal current which, to the religiously minded person, is the Will of God.

This is the fourth symbol of the series. The technique it implies is that of ATTUNEMENT to the rhythm of universal life. Angels are to be considered personalizations of various aspects of this life, and totally subservient to its rhythms and purposes.”

This much for the Ringed One teaching us to model ourselves after other Winged Ones… 

Yet also, to realize that we can (from a SATURN perspective) ‘repurpose’ situations (incl. those challenging ones that we suffer, resist, and judge) by connecting with their spiritual core (PLUTO) and inner nature (LILITH). Which brings them to a higher vibration, as we surrender to the Higher Order of the Universe to use us, for a higher purpose.

 

PLUTO (New Horizons Mission 2015)

Speaking of Higher Power and Purpose… 
PLUTO also in CAP (2009 – 2023) is also stationary this month at 21 / 22° CAP, as it will go retro on Apr 22 (until Sept 30) – just before MARS passes PLUTO (Apr 26).

I see this dynamic on a societal level (together with the URANUS / New MOON in MARS’s domain ARIES, in wide square with PLUTO / MARS) as a strong momentum for revolutionary uprising against dominating establishment that holds and abuses power and isn’t in integrity. 

True leadership requires integrity – one of the essentials (PLUTO) of CAP.

As SATURN (authority) and PLUTO (power) both in CAP and both go retro this month (which happens yearly in April, yet: extra activated via the AR New Moon, MARS – PLUTO, and LILITH in CAP this year) these positions and institutions are being held accountable so that ‘real change’ can come from this.

On an inner / spiritual (PLUTO) level, any soulful action in integrity is powerful (MARS / PLUTO in CAP).  And we’re called to find inner authority (SATURN retro) and inner Soul Power (PLUTO retro) again.

 

Much Love and Cosmic Blessings to YOU!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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March 25: SATURN goes retro (until Aug 13): Let inner Guidance and Heart Wisdom Lead the Way!

25 Mar

Today, FRI March 25, SATURN will go retro (once a year for 4 ½ months).
SATURN has been already in a slooowww turnaround throughout March, and appears from Earth perspective as a ‘stationary’ focal point of energy this month.

SATURN in mid SAG makes it painful to hold on to old limiting and judgmental narratives, beliefs, dogma, authorities that pretend to ‘know better’, and to separation from what’s ‘foreign’ and ‘unknown’. Whoa, so many stories – whom and what can we trust and believe?
The Heart of our true nature knows, and the recent March Eclipses help catalyze that awareness. Coming from the Heart of awareness re-moves the obstacles, and clears the path. We can see more clearly, and move with Oneness.

You gotta love how the SABIAN SYMBOL for SATURN’s turnaround degree!

 

17° SAGITTARIUS:

“AN EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE DRAWS A LARGE CROWD.

Sunrise by the Ocean, by Vladimir Kush, Metaphorical Realism  https://www.facebook.com/VladimirKushFineArt/

 

 

“The egg symbolizes the rising sun and the beginning of life. In many myths about the creation of the world, a cosmic egg is laid by a giant bird in a formless, ancient ocean. The egg splits into two and the sky and earth appear from the halves of it, while the sun is seen in the yolk. You can see in the picture that the newborn sun still hasn’t taken it’s final shape yet. Shreds of primary matter continue to stream from the burning sphere rising over the ocean. According to Polynesian myth, the Hawaiian Islands where born from such an egg.” https://www.facebook.com/VladimirKushFineArt/

 

Keynote: The culturally stimulated longing for group participation in a process of rebirth.

Since the very early days of man’s evolution, religions and cults of various types have used the most significant periods in the year’s cycle to dramatize  the deepest longings of human nature, this giving them direction, meaning, and through group action, a greater dynamic intensity. Easter is the Christian way of celebrating the coming of Spring and the rebirth of life after the hardships of Winter.

At this… stage we see man discovering in nature’s cycles great movements that stimulate his spiritual quest for the psychic and mental equivalent of solar light and warmth. The obvious keyword here is REBIRTH.”

 

Wow, how ever fitting is this symbol?! I felt called to look up the degree, and had to share.

Consider this: It is NOT the degree of the SUN (which could be anywhere in ARIES for Easter) but for SATURN in SAG – coming to its turnaround from direct to retro on Good Friday. Speaking of synchronous message!

 

Dane Rudhyar’s interpretation of the symbol (below the Keynote), written in 1973, is ever so timelessly relevant for SATURN’s journey through SAG, coming now to a turning point where we realize, once again, that guidance, truth, trust, and meaning are an ‘inside journey’, and what is provided from the outside can at best help re-connect (the literal meaning of religion) us with the inner source but shouldn’t replace our intrinsic wisdom.

So let’s honour and acknowledge our own journey round REBIRTH, maybe literally after wintry ordeals, and / or inner processes.

I’ve been going through a purge since the CAP New Moon with PLUTO on Jan 9 that came to a resolution with the Total Solar Eclipse in PI on March 8, and am sensing the life force of Rebirth arising again. Heard similar accounts from clients and friends.

How about you???

 

As SATURN will go retro (a yearly 4 ½ months process) until Aug 13, it’s time to turn away from following, or resisting and judging outer voices of ‘authority’ and old conditioning that are telling us: “You should go there, this is the right way”, and from external fear inducing factors that can hold us back on our path, and instead turn to the inner wisdom source, the Heart of Knowing, from which we walk and move forward in life, with natural trust and Love.

What is calling YOU?

What is guiding you?

 

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COSMIC CATALYSTS for BREAKTHROUGHS, LIBERATION, and AWAKENING!

9 Mar

The VIRGO – PISCES FULL MOON on THU March 5, AND ‘her Entourage’ opened the scene for this super charged month of March, and brings us to the Line-up of the 3 BIGGIES this month (one of them is a major TWO-in-ONE):

March 14: SATURN goes retro (until Aug 1)

March 16: URANUS – PLUTO SQUARE # 7 out of 7

March 20: NEW PI / AR cusp MOON / TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE leading over into the

SPRING EQUINOX 2015

 

COSMIC CATALYST # 1:
March 14:
SATURN in SAG goes retro (until Aug 1) – 
Clearing old Narratives and Beliefs.

Saturn tilted

March is quite the ‘Saturn’ themed month, since our ringed ‘tough love coach’ is doing its yearly ‘U-turn’ backwards, from Earth perspective. Therefore Saturn is moving very slowly, and becomes a ‘stationary’ focus.

Which means astrologically, we are called to zoom in on our themes with Saturn in early Sag, realize the sooner the better, as Saturn goes retro, how they go back to our old, original Saturn themes, and clear those obstacles and blockages ‘on the path’.

Saturn will be retro until Aug 1. Yes, this is the ‘regular’ yearly process of 4 1/2 month retro phase, and 7 1/2 months direct phase.

 

Ok, ok, let’s start with where we’re AT with Saturn.

Which is Saturnian, to say: Start HERE-NOW, one step at a time.

Saturn in our Chakras rules the Root Chakra.

Being anchored in what grounds us: Our body, our practice, form and structure, and especially the EARTH. Roots give support, and the Earth gives roots support, says the Muladhara Root Chakra…

We just completed last week another Astro~Alchemy of Chakras & Planetary Archetypes 7-week process with Crown / the SUN! – Big gratitude to all of you in the groups! So much was coming together, was processed and liberated as we came together every week. Alignment happened.

 

Next TUE March 10, 3:03 – 5:35 pm, timely in a stationary Saturn week, we start the next Astro~Alchemy of Chakras and Planetary Archetypes, with ROOT / Saturn.

We have space for 2 – 3 joiners. No previous experience with Astrology or Chakra awareness necessary. It all unfolds organically.

 

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Saturnian anchor and outlook, nearby in Esquimalt

 

So what’s up (or down) with that Saturn retro phase, from March 14 – Aug 1, 2015?

YES, Saturn is now in SAG, since Dec 23, 2014, and until Winter Solstice 2017.

However (Saturn likes caveats…), the retro journey in Spring / early Summer 2015 will take Saturn back over the Phoenix Point into the tail end of Scorpio (until 28°17 SCO), and then back out over the Phoenix Point into SAG again on Sept 17 – not to return into Scorpio until 2042. Yes, 2042.

So, again, when’s that Saturn-in-Scorpio phase this year???

June 14 – Sept 17.

 

Scorpio

This piece of news might not sound so attractive (Saturn typically shows what we reject or resist) but it is a window for purposeful residual emotional processing. Let’s use it well. It’s related to the area in our lives related to where late SCO is in our charts (e.g. 5th house: children, inner child, creativity, 7th house: significant others, partners, 11th house: social arena, co-creation with others, friends…).

Saturn brings lessons that our ego might not be so eager to embrace in the first place, but in hindsight, these experiences mature and ‘ripen’ us, so that we eventually carry less, when it comes to conditioning, karma, old burdens, limitations and restrictions, authority and parental issues.

The point is to lead life from what truly grounds and anchors us in ourselves and our own purpose, why we are here, embodied on Planet Earth at this time.

The whole year 2015, Saturn hovers over the Phoenix-out-of-the-Ashes Point, from early SAG, back to late SCO and forward into early SAG.

 

PhoenixRising

If you have planets, Sun, Moon, AC in late SCO / early SAG you probably experience Saturn’s influence which can feel heavy, even depressing. Saturn shows what in you is coming to a close, and you don’t have to carry it anymore. Finish well, says Saturn.

  • Where can there be a good clear completion?
  • Why are you ‘grounded’ and not quite yet ready / able / giving yourself permission to take flight and soar? Residual processing wants to go into that area.

Saturn in SAG calls to be done with old narratives and limiting beliefs based on these stories.

Very timely now to acknowledge the ‘symptoms’ (without judgement, otherwise you go into a loop…) where you experience yourself as held back by inner stories wrapped around:

“I can’t go there (you fill in the blanks), or not yet….. BECAUSE…” Here’s the key that can open the lock of your inner restraint dungeon.

Saturn in SAG inquiry questions are:

  • What prevents you from being FREE?
  • What do you focus on?
  • What ‘turned the light off’?

Since Saturn is about to go retro, it’s time to go inward-backward.

No need to be extra frustrated (and hard on yourself or judgmental about others) when things haven’t rolled and gone ahead in a direction you thought you would go.

Rather than just waiting for ‘a better time’ to be on this or that journey it is now the time to clear old conditioning that limits our connection with Spirit, prevents us from following up on our vision and being on the path.

 

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Johfra Boschart: Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter

SAG, the centaur with bow and arrow is connected with the animal body (the horse), the human growing out of the animal, and spirit arrows of vision, intention, prayer, aspiration, connecting us to the Divine.

And, SAG is also Chiron after his ‘Hero’s Journey’, immortalized as a star constellation. All that inspired Sagittarian wisdom may well come from our Chironic Medicine Journey.

With the recent Full Moon on March 5, the PI SUN brings consciousness to Chiron (their exact conjunction was on March 7): Our often challenging journeys bear their own medicine that is a gift to all. We’re all in this together….and we don’t have to ‘suffer the experience’ anymore, as has been ‘noble’ in the Pisces Age paradigm – we are as FREE as our consciousness is.

We live in exciting, paradigm shifting times.

Check out the Uranus – Pluto Square feature below, and what I found out about a shift in sequence…

This could be an excellent time for a Saturn focused zoom-in Astrology session, or an Astro*Coaching sequence with 3 – 5 sessions to go deeper and explore where you have a ‘knot’ or feel blocked in these themes, and what’s specifically related in you. The ‘diagnostic tool’ of Astrology helps identify issues very directly and fast. My clients are amazed and love that, and I love fast results too. Astro*Coaching sessions offer clear awareness that helps you with focused processing, and leads to freedom FROM limiting conditioning (rather than what the general ‘clichee’ is: prediction of what’s to happen, within the ‘box’).
The present astrological alignments are phantastic catalysts for breakthroughs.

Saturn teaches and shows us in REAL LIFE that every ending and closing of a door takes us over a threshold, may well be an ‘initiation’, and leads to a new phase, which can be a new chapter, a new structure from which we will be operating, an ‘upgrade’, a freedom from the ‘known’.

Well, the influence of Uranus is also involved in this…

 

COSMIC CATALYST # 2:

March 16:

URANUS – PLUTO Square # 7 out of 7 (between 2012 and 2015)

See chart of the alignment:

UR square PL 7

Radical Newness, just in time for the Spring Equinox – actually timelessly!

Evolutionary Transformation & Liberation of Cosmic Consciousness!

 

Calling forth

– Liberation and breaking free from what we’ve been carrying as dense and intense ‘baggage’, 

– Cathartic and catalytic breakthroughs in accelerated ways (could be a domino effect!), and

– Radical regeneration from the core, from spirit, from the soul.

ARE YOU READY to step UP and be FREE?

 

Painted Stairs Beirut 2

Painted Stairs, Beirut

 

This will be # 7 out of SEVEN exact squares between Uranus and Pluto these intense years of transformation and liberation.

Of course, the effect has been already on for a while, and will affect us for a while.

The ‘seed’ in the connection between these archetypal energies was planted during their last conjunction which was exact in 1965 / 1966 (in Virgo). Times of civil unrest, and revolutions around the world in the Sixties. This Spirit (Pluto) is now re-awakened (Uranus).

Old authoritarian, dominating, exploiting and wasteful structures that eat up our energy, time, and precious resources (Pluto reveals the shadow of what happens when Capricorn energy is being abused) are due for change, via evolution. As human consciousness is being empowered and liberated, they can become redundant and are being replaced by better and more respectful and inventive ways of working with resources (Capricorn), in more simplicity and sustainability, and with renewable energy.

 

Uranus in Aries brings a new consciousness, via uprising, via emergence, via emergency, via inventiveness, via awakening and liberation. It can be upsetting, and it wants to set us FREE to BE.

BE the Evolution & Revolution!

If you were born in the Sixties when the Pluto / Uranus conjunction happened you carry the signature of a generation of inventors and regenerators. What’s your contribution?

You’re also in the age of your Chiron return (round age 50), and time for the Medicine Wo/Man to emerge.

How have the processes you have gone through in life initiated you to be a mentor for others?

How has your journey become your medicine?

 

The collective Uranus – Pluto Liberation / Transformation process has been happening in 7 stages, since 2012.

There must be a the connection with the Chakras!

 

Chakra Awakening

Here is the sequence of Uranus – Pluto alignments, and related Chakras:

# 1: June 24, 2012 – Root

# 2: Sept 19, 2012 – Sacral

# 3: May 20, 2013 – Solar Plexus

# 4: Nov 1, 2013 – Heart

# 5: April 21, 2014 – Throat

# 6: Dec 14 / 15, 2014 – Third Eye

# 7: March 16, 2015 – Crown

What has been your experience with Chakra themes in this process? Your feedback is most welcome!

I welcome you to a private session, focused on this specific exploration. Can be very revealing and empowering to SEE.

For me, there has been a powerful process that kicked me into freedom, from the Root up, almost exactly aligned with the months of the Uranus – Pluto Squares.

Would you like to shed light on your own transformational and liberating process these years?

Since 2012, I’ve been exploring, testing, verifying and intuiting the hidden message in that connection.

One of the gifts of this process has been the ‘download’ close to the Solar Eclipse early Nov 2013 one morning that showed me in an instant how the Chakras connect with the 7 planetary Archetypes of our Solar System from Saturn to the Sun!

 

I am in deep gratitude to my dear friend Marina Halleran who is not in physical embodiment any more.

Marina was a master Yoga teacher and chanting facilitator, and as an Aquarian ahead of her time…. Chakras were a big theme for her. It is clear to me that her spirit and our connection led me to connect more deeply with Chakras, and their relation with Astrology.

And I am so grateful also to my friend Ocian Flow who facilitates Chakra journeys and dances in Victoria, and who invited me end of 2013 where the connection with the astrological Archetypes was made.

The rest is history, and since January 2014 there have been now 6 Astro~Alchemy of Chakras & Planetary Archetypes 7-week processes. I’m in awe how also the astrological alignments of each week have fit so well with the themes and Archetypes that we’ve been explore together. Deep processes have happened for participants, often cathartic but gentle, and ‘just-in-time’ 🙂

 

The most recent journey ended just yesterday Tue 03 / 03, with Crown Chakra, related to… the SUN  while the Moon (with Jupiter) was in LEO where the Sun is ‘at home’, gearing up to this potent FULL Moon, and just before Crown Chakra related Uranus -Pluto Square # 7! Trust me, I didn’t ‘schedule’ it that way.
The next 7-week process starts next TUE March 10, right before the Uranus – Pluto Square on March 16 (what a signature at the onset!), starting from the Ground / Root up,  in the week of Saturn turning around.

You are welcome to register if you hear the calling. Looks like we have room for 2 – 3 joiners.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/256328271215243/

 

As we relate the 7 Uranus – Pluto Squares to the Chakras, we are with the upcoming  # 7 reaching the CROWN Chakra that connects us with Universal Consciousness!

 

Chakras 7 Crown

Each one of us is a channel for divine and cosmic consciousness.

Let’s allow our / THE light to shine, and creative Spirit to express itself through us!

 

A simple Chakra related mantra for the tension between Uranus in AR and Pluto in CAP is:

BE CROWN-ded! 🙂

 

Back to the 7-fold Uranus – Pluto Squares 2012 – 2015:

It mirrors a collective, historical, evolutionary process that’s a birth of a new consciousness.

 

Our very first experience with Pluto is the process a embryo of being pushed through the birth canal, by forces of nature. Intense, and ‘overpowering’, jet just natural. We can’t go back, and must go where we are supposed to be: Into new Life!

Our very first experience with Uranus is coming out of the womb, taking our first breath as a newborn.

 

Likewise, humanity on Planet Earth is now going through a very intense, transformational (Pluto in CAP), and renewing (Uranus in AR) r/evolutionary process, a coming out of the old ‘matrix’ / cocoon, and into the big unknown.

 

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Butterfly Baby, by Annie Geddess

 

The old world that’s dying / changing (Pluto in CAP), has, as know all to well, to do with the CAP shadow of hierarchical, intimidating, fear and separation based structures that are exploitative and abusive to nature, humanity, and not soulful.

Yes, yes, as the monster is dying and the transformation takes place, it’s gotten intense, cause: certain solid conditionings die hard, and all of us have some investment in them, even as judgement, resistance, passionate hatred, fear, anything that holds a strong charge.

 

Way more effective to let the old expire on its own, and in the meantime invest our energy and CAPacities into what we DO wish to see in the world.

Yep, good old Ghandi got it:

BEtheChange

 

Yesterday, in the Astrology & Chakra group, I was asked:

“How often do Uranus and Pluto align in such a charged way?”

A: Well, their last alignment was the conjunction in 1965 / 66 in mid Virgo (aha – this Full Moon sheds light on that too! – Oh my, the connections never end….). The conjuction, like a New Moon, marks the end of the old and the beginning of the new.

The 1960’s heralded the beginning of a new ERA, with the new cycle between Uranus and Pluto (Liberation / Transformation, Evolution / Revolution).

Now, in 2012 – 2015 (basically during the whole time of Uranus in AR, 2011 – 2018, while Pluto is in CAP, which is from 2009 – 2023), we’re at the crisis point where there is a LOT of pressure on humanity, societies, and us personally, to free up the old, and transform on deep core structural levels.

2046 – 2049, Uranus in Virgo (ha, one whole 84-year Uranus cycle since the mid Sixties) will oppose Pluto in early Pisces.  The overall end of the Pisces Age?

Ok, ok, I don’t want to be too futuristic and Uranian in that regard.

Let’s stay ‘closer to home’ and re: what’s UP nowadays, in these very interesting times…

Here’s another important thing to keep in mind about this last Uranus square Pluto alignment:

Up until the last square on March 16, Pluto has been most of the time ‘further ahead’ in CAP than Uranus in AR. Only at the  times when the square was exact in these years, Uranus caught up with and ‘hit’ Pluto.

From now on, Uranus will be further ahead in AR than Pluto is in CAP.

Which has a big consequence:

In the last years, when a planetary Archetype energy (say: personally our Moon in AR, CAN, LI, CAP) was transited, typically Uranus (in earlier degrees in AR) activated that energy first, then came Pluto (in later degrees in CAP).

So there was first a surprise kick, maybe something shocking, disruptive and upsetting, a surprise, ideally freeing, awakening, and paradigm shifting.

And then Pluto came along, and transited that energy which could have felt like a shut-down, overpowering, something went back into the shadow or underground. It showed about the power of the old system, and how it can come back in so many ways… It showed that something very old (CAP rules time and traditions) has to change foundationally, from the ground up. Our way of setting up structures and work with resources, and who’s got the power.

A classical example for this sequence was the Arab Spring in early 2011 when Uranus was just about to enter AR.

Also Fukushima which happened on the DAY (yes, March 11, 2011) when Uranus entered AR.

And you probably have your own examples.

Now what’s NEW from this last of 7 Squares on is:

Uranus goes ahead in AR (up to 20°30′ this year, in July) while Pluto, slower than Uranus, reaches ‘only’ 15°33′ in April. So transits happen from now on FIRST from Pluto and THEN from Uranus – here’s the shift.

Which is also in line with the sequence at birth:

First the intense Plutonic birth canal, and then the Uranian freedom into new life.

Sequence matters – get the idea?

I expect from this shift still deep and powerful restructuring processes that we all go through, and liberating breakthroughs following.

 

To be continued….

More about the following with the NEXT Astro~News.

Brief preview, since it IS another March Catalyst:

 

COSMIC CATALYST # 3:

March 20:

PI / AR Cusp Total Solar Eclipse & Spring Equinox, a.k.a. ‘Equipse’ 🙂 – The End Shall Be the Beginning!

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The next New Moon on March 20 at 2:36 am PDT will be a South Node Total Solar Eclipse (at 2:45 am PDT), on the VERY LAST degree of PISCES, and of the whole Zodiac!

Followed by the Spring Equinox on the same day – at 3:45 pm PDT when the SUN enters Aries, and the Astrological New Year starts.

See New Moon chart, just before the Total Solar Eclipse:

 

Spring Equinox 2015 NM TSE

What a Spring Equinox Catalyst!

The process for the Spring 2015 Eclipses has already begun.

It wraps around South Node in Aries and North Node in Libra (Eclipses connect with the Nodes).

 

Uranus has been with the South Node in Aries, and is being activated by Venus, and – next week – Mars.

So let’s set the side of Aries free that takes too much energy, and is outdated, find new sustaining energy from the Libran quality (the North Node Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Libra on April 4 will show us a lot about that), and balance it all out:

In other words:

  • Let’s release the Aries energy that’s in stressful fight-flight survival mode (rather than in peaceful harmony and balance) , reactive (rather than pro-active), competitive (rather than cooperative).
  • What are you a warrior of???
  • In what ways are you starting fresh in Spring?
  • Where are your partners?
  • How do you find harmony and synergy this Spring, and from now on???
  • What does it mean to be in ‘right relationship’ with others, with the world, with your purpose, with….?

The Total Solar Eclipse – an EXACT New Moon, ON the last degree of the whole Zodiac, is clearly a ‘super ending, leading into a brand new beginning’.

 

It is on the Birthing Point, which is also the Emergency / Emergence Point.

The path of the Eclipse goes over the Arctic, Greenland, and Norway, see http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2015-march-20 .Let’s hold the vision that humanity will birth a new consciousness round the importance of the Arctic, and Climate altogether! 

 

The Sabian Symbol for 30° PISCES where the New Moon falls says:

“A MAJESTIC ROCK FORMATION RESEMBLING A FACE IS IDEALIZED BY A BOY WHO TAKES IT AS HIS IDEAL OF GREATNESS, AND AS HE GROWS UP, BEGINS TO LOOK LIKE IT.

 

Two_Khmer_Heads-Angkor_Wat, photo credit David Wilmott

Two Khmer Heads – Angkor Wat Photo credit: David Wilmott

 

KEYNOTE: The power of clearly visualized ideals to mold the life of the visualizer.

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s story “The Great Stone Face” is used here in an allegorical sense to show the capacity for self-transendence latent in man. This power can be developed through visualization, where the emotions and the will are poured into the visualized image. At the highest spiritual-cosmic level this is the power used by the God-like Beings at the close of a cosmic cycle in projecting the basic formula (the Word) which will start a new universe. In a biological sense, it is the power latent in all seeds – the power to produce and guide the growth of the future plant. A most fitting symbol for the last phase of the cyclic process. Within the end of the cycle the seed of a new beginning  exists in potency – unless the entire cycle has proven to be a failure.

This is the last stage of the last scene of the great ritual play of cyclic transformations. It brings tu us a realization of the power of archetypes as factors conditioning life processes. Thus we could use as a final Keyword: ARCHETYPALIZATION.”

 

This potent Spring Equinox that comes with a Total Solar Eclipse AND carries the last Uranus – Pluto Square forward was calling to set up something very special:

Come join us on March 19 – the eve of the New Moon / Total Solar Eclipse AND Spring Equinox 2015 for a 2-part very unique Astro~Experience (come to one or both):

 

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Premiere:

Chart Constellation of the Spring Equinox Total Solar Eclipse

IN the Victoria Landscape of PISCES – ARIES (where’s that? Surprise!) 

THU MARCH 19

3:19 – 5:19 pm

Experience yourself AS Planetary Archetypes of the Spring Equinox!

Step into the energy of Pluto, Uranus, the Sun, Moon, Saturn going retro….

Chances are high that you will intuitively choose Archetypes that have a deep message for you at this time!

NO experience whatsoever required. Just Piscean openness, and a spirit of adventure (Aries calling).

$ 19

 

Spring Equinox Total Solar Eclipse

Private Intentional Astrological Parlour Circle 

THU MARCH 19

7:19 – 9:39 pm

…with personal exploration for all circle holders with their personal birth charts involved, how this intense window of newness can be opened with the highest level of consciousness.

$ 33  Reg.

$ 27  Newcomers, and for both of you if you  introduce a friend.

$ 44  Combination of Spring Equinox Chart Constellation AND Evening Parlour.

 

Looking forward to seeing you again or anew,  in heart centred circles, or for a private alignment session!

 

Wishing you a powerfully liberating month of March!

Free to BE!

 Melanie

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