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PISCES – VIRGO Full Moon (Sept 13) – Spiritual Harvest

11 Sep

Dear Ones,
What a Full Moon Wave has been building up!

Yes, the Full MOON will be in PISCES – late PISCES that-is, which also has a PISCES undertone (ask me about these decanates = segments in each sign if you wonder…).
And it comes with NEPTUNE aka Poseidon, Ruler of the Sea – and of PISCES, plus with LILITH (sorta) commonly known as ‘Wild Woman Archetype’ or rather: Our Wild & Free unconditioned Nature.

Wow, that’s a mouthful of alignments – Big Wave ‘material’ indeed.

And we’ve already seen in the meteo weather huge rogue waves, caused by Hurricane Dorian whose force was devastating on the Bahamas, having recently also reached Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. 

Thankfully, the ‘crest of the wave’ will be reached with the Full MOON in oceanic PISCES!

 

Japanese Master Katsushika Hokusai:
Great Wave of Kanagawa

So, what does the PISCES – VIRGO FULL MOON with all her ‘Entourage’ deliver astro-energetically ?

Many attributes.
Many factors involved.
  • FULL MOON with NEPTUNE & LILITH towards the end of PISCES
  • SUN with MARS, and MERCURY / VENUS (united on the FM day) towards the end of VIRGO
  • A Mutable T-square to JUPITER in SAG
  • It comes in a rare ‘Mystic Rectangle’ – a relief from the sharp T-square.
  • Very mutable, and the last day of 0 Planets in AIR signs
  • Friday the 13th – won’t correspond with a Full MOON again until 2049.
    Please find a myth debunking and Goddess honouring piece about that superstition in this article.
  • It’s the Harvest Moon 2019 – the closest FM to Fall Equinox (on Sept 23).
  • It catalyzes MERCURY & VENUS to enter LIBRA together, on Sept 14.
  • It catalyzes SATURN (a Harvest Planet) to go out of retro / direct again, on Sept 18.
  • It catalyzes the 3rd and final square 2019 between JUPITER & NEPTUNE, exact on Sept 21.
  • It catalyzes the Union of LILITH & NEPTUNE in PISCES, on Oct 1.

 

Harvest Moon

So here you go – the long VIRGO ‘laundry list’ of this massive ‘System’!

The Full Moon will be astronomically a ‘Micro FM’, not as ‘usual’ a large-to see (if at all, weather wise) Harvest MOON. 

Reason:
The NEW MOONs on July 31, Aug 30, and Sept 28 are SuperMOONs – closest to Earth in the lunar orbit (with Aug 30 having been the closest SuperMOON) – hence the corresponding FULL MOONs are in the lunar orbit furthest away from the Earth, and smaller than usual.  

 

Let’s sort out, break down, and thread together (a la VIRGO) what these factors and patterns are about – and esp:
What would help YOU to be in alignment with the cosmic patterns, to ‘ride the waves in integrity, rather than getting overwhelmed or swept away…   

 

Best to start with illustrating it all with the

Chart of the FULL MOON – the picture says a lot!

The exact FULL MOON – last one of Summer 2019 – will be on Fri Sept 13 at 9:33 pm PDT / Sat Sept 14 at 5:33 am GDT.

 

It really IS quite a powerful image of the present energy system!
Looks like Balance is much needed!
   

 

‘Even’ Elements wise – soo much EARTH – all Earth signs activated through Planets, Nodes, and the VIRGO SUN – and not a single Planet in AIR (‘Luft’) signs (already since early July, when VENUS left GEMINI).

Good news for the Astro oxygen:
The shift comes on the day after, when MERCURY & VENUS ‘hand in hand’ move into LIBRA, on Sept 14, to bring a breath of fresh AIR, and emphasize on Balance. See my fresh & comprehensive blog post about it.
You can find the MERCURY / VENUS feature also below in these ASTRO~NEWS, as a separate feature of the ASTRO~WEATHER.     

 

Lots of Mutability (Flexibel in German) / nothing in Fixed signs, except for URANUS in TAURUS – a ‘Singleton’ and also unaspected.
Which could translate into: Hold ON, as unexpected changes can happen. But as you know, I don’t feed fear. Yet it would be good to acknowledge what’s cooking in us…
On a higher vibration: Lots of openness & movement that allows for freedom from attachments.

As you see, the PISCES MOON is super close to NEPTUNE & LILITH in PISCES – catalyzing their union (every about 10 years) on Oct 1.

Now, that’s a Big Wave of Interconnectedness.

The Nature of the Universe, and our True Nature is ‘Wild & One’ – nothing is separate, all is connected, inviting us to relax & surrender into the Unifying Field of Love.
On a global & collective level we now hopefully really ‘get it’ that we live in One World – an expression of the Web of Life.

 

All the VIRGO energy on the Solar side of the equation (MARS, SUN, MERCURY / VENUS – both on the very cusp to LIBRA where they go into the next day) says:
“Yes! And what are we going to do about this?”
“Where are the issues, and what are the choices to be made now?”


This would of course also directly relate to the upcoming federal elections in Canada on Oct 21 – second-last day with the SUN in LIBRA, and ‘as usual’ close to the ‘Tipping Point’ into SCORPIO.


Personally, with all the late VIRGO (= ‘double’ VIRGO) energy we’re called to be in ‘vertical’ alignment with our Higher Self – prerequisite to go into ‘horizontal’ alignment with what / who’s a good match for us. What’s the ‘work on Self’ / on-going practice you’re reminded of and get energy for now?
Of course, with the PISCES energy ‘across’ it’s all about Spiritual Practice. And really: All can be Spiritual Practice.
An on-going Spiritual Harvest.

 

SATURN in CAP, one of the main ‘Players’ in Sept has something to say about the Harvest too… later / further down in the ASTRO~NEWS (SATURN is good at waiting – but reminds us to not wait TOO long).

Poseidon / Neptune, in the Harbour of Havana, where the Malecon starts…. Photo from Journey in Cuba in 2012 (when NEPTUNE entered PISCES)

The FULL MOON forms a T-Square to JUPITER in SAG – can you see it?
The energy for this pattern started with the square from the SUN to JUPITER on Sept 8, and ends with the square # 3 this year, exact on Sept 21, between JUPITER in its own sign SAG & NEPTUNE in its own sign PISCES, catalyzed by the FULL MOON.
So, effectively, most of September, at least the VIRGO period is affected by the mutable T-square.

 

The JUPITER / NEPTUNE combo is the bigger backdrop (important to keep perspective about that!) which presently challenges / is being challenged by the VIRGO side.

A dynamic that’s been on all year, with highlights in January, June, and September.

The two Planets in their ruled signs, and combined, remind us of blessings, miracles, grace, gratitude, trust and faith – an uplifting and unifying energy when we see the big picture (JUPITER) that connects (NEPTUNE).

Have you been tapping into it?
A ‘saving grace’ when the going gets tough (a la SO much CAP this year, esp in January), and when there are SO many issues to keep track of (a la SO much VIRGO this month).

So, in this very VIRGO time, how about – for a change from the busy-ness: Praying, asking for help (humans, angels, spirit guides), taking rest, going for a walk, being out there, esp. by the water…?

The FULL MOON forms a T-Square to JUPITER in SAG – the energy for this pattern started with the square from the SUN to JUPITER on Sept 8, and ends with the square # 3 this year, exact on Sept 21, between JUPITER in its own sign SAG & NEPTUNE in its own sign PISCES, catalyzed by the FULL MOON.
So, effectively, most of September, at least the VIRGO period is affected by the mutable T-square.

The JUPITER / NEPTUNE combo is the bigger backdrop (important to keep perspective about that!), and presently challenges / is challenged by the VIRGO side:

A dynamic that’s been on all year, with highlights in January, June, and September.

The two Planets in their ruled signs, and combined, remind us of blessings, miracles, grace, gratitude, trust and faith – an uplifting and unifying energy when we see the big picture (JUPITER) that connects (NEPTUNE).
Have you been tapping into it?
A ‘saving grace’ when the going gets tough (a la SO much CAPRICORN this year, esp in January) or there are SO many issues to keep track of (a la SO much VIRGO this month).

So, in this very VIRGO time, how about – for a change from the busy-ness: Praying, asking for help (humans, angels, spirit guides), taking rest, going for a walk, being out there, esp. by the water…?

 

Hubble: Saturn Sequence

As you see (if you have a trained eye for it, otherwise, trust me):

In the FULL MOON configuration there’s not just the mutable T-square to JUPITER but also a ‘Mystic Rectangle’, formed by the Full Moon axis, and the Nodal axis, with SATURN / the Lunar South Node in CAP, and the Lunar North Node in CANCER.
Sooo much about the MOON, the Nodes, and: SATURN.

The ‘Ringed One’ will also turn direction from retro (since late Apr) to direct / forward in the Zodiac from Earth perspective, on Sept 18.

Now, that’s clearly also a multiple Harvest theme:
SATURN ‘reaps’ old karma, old patterns, lessons learned, baggage dropped.

Esp. in the (last days) of retro.

Would be great to do an inventory (esp. on the FM weekend) of old patterns we commit to leave behind, and to take ownership (rather than blaming and projecting) for what’s our responsibility.

Before the SATURN turnaround on Sept 19, asking us (a la CAP): 
Now, what ARE we building?

 

 

And what’s with that ‘Mystic Rectangle’?
‘Blue’ on the outside – Trines & Sextiles between the Planets and Nodes in VIR, CAP, CAN, and PISCES. Yet ‘Red’ oppositions / polarities in the inside.  

A signature of the Mystic: While there’s inner tension to overcome dualities there’s outer harmony & peace.

Hopefully the Spiritual Harvest shows that all dualities and polarities are illusion, has us go into (CAP) judgment / resentment, and other heavy energies – where it always comes down to: the separate person is the sufferer, while there’s just ONE of us here.

Also the message of the PISCES MOON with LILITH & NEPTUNE….  

 

Blessings for the Spiritual Harvest that this Full Moon attunes us to!

Melanie

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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

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

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.

Coming up:
Special LIBRA Sessions 

SEPT 14 – OCT 3

Especially but not exclusively for you and your SUN, MOON, and Planetary Archetypes in LIBRA, or in your 7th House.
We address which themes in YOU show up in / via your human Partners
How to bring their expression back to be in your Power and in the authentic YOU.
In person, or online via zoom.

 

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Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!


Would you like to explore the FALL 2019 Astro Weather, in a circle, and as it shows up in YOUR life?

Come join us in the Fall 2019 Astro Parlour, on Mon SEPT 23 – day of the Fall Equinox!
Here is the FB Event.
In person / online participation possible.

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

 

 

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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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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

 

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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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

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!

 

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Happy Australia Day 2018!

25 Jan

The SUN is in AQUARIUS now (Jan 19 / 20 – Feb 18 / 19, 2018 – time zone dependent)

AQUARIUS rules the abstract mind, science, organizations, constellations, incl. star constellations, hence also Astrology, AND Australia!

 
 
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Happy Australia Day, in the heat of Summer, on Jan 26!

Australia Day is the official National Day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January. It marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip.
 

Here’s the 12 noon chart for that day which shows Australia has a lot of AQ energyThe SUN, PLUTO, VENUS, and SATURN.

 

Capricornian colonial history too…
Even if we don’t like the imperialistic shadow of CAP (does it surprise you that Great Britain is a CAP country…?), how about celebrating the essence of AQ?!
Constellation of Equals, and Co-creating the Future in Community!
Howzit going with those, Ozzers? 

Milky Way with Southern Cross (NASA picture) – can you see it in the middle?


Like on the Kangaroo  above…

Thanks you gals over there, in Brisbane, Alexandra, Darwin, and Sydney, for staying connected! Obviously thinking of specific Astro AUS friends, but extending my greetings to all of you!
Hope to visit you some day, Down Under!

 

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S.A.T.U.R.N. – The Acronym. The Archetype.

22 Dec

Greetings, dear Astro Friends,
on Day Three of SATURN in CAPRICORN!

The CAP SUN just passed SATURN on Winter Solstice Day – yesterday Dec 21 – and shows us how it goes: Moving UP, in the Light of Consciousness.
Being in our Authority, keeping it Simple, sticking with Priorities, saying NO as needed, Acknowledging Reality, and working Respectfully with Resources is what the SATURN Doc prescribes…

Saturn Pop

Saturn Infrared (Hubble Space Telescope)

Let’s play with the S.A.T.U.R.N. Acronym, to demo what the SATURN Archetype is about:

S:
Strong and steady. Stamina. Structure. Sculpting. Statue. Stones. Satisfaction.

A:
Authority. Ancestors. Ancient. Archetypes. Archeology. Astrology. Aboriginal.

T:
Tests. Tasks. Teaching. Teachers. Training. Time. Timing. Threshold.

U:
Use (wise and responsible, for the highest purpose, no abuse / exploitation, no under-use / waste). Ur (ancient in German). Uniform. Unicorn (blend of SAG Horse and CAP Horn).

R:
Ring (boundaries, commitment, container). Rights (standing up for one’s rights, respecting one another’s human and civil rights). Rhythm.

N:
NO. Not. SATURN contrasts and negates the other Archetypes (e.g. SATURN – URANUS: Structure – Freedom; SATURN – NEPTUNE: Form – Formlessness; SATURN – JUPITER: Contraction – Expansion; SATURN – MOON: Elder / Maturation – Child / Needs).

Some of these S.A.T.U.R.N. expressions also relate to CAPRICORN – SATURN’s mountainous ‘domain’ (yet, I’d write a separate blog about CAP Acro).

 

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What Time is it? The Sun dial in Beacon Hill Park IS pretty exact. I asked my Swiss friend to check his watch (all so VIRGO), and indeed, with Daylight Savings Time considered (4:15 pm on the watch, 3:15 pm on the Sun dial) it matched up…

The point would be with those Acronym themes to express them well.
Karma cookies may follow. But that’s not why we’re a good expression of these virtues – it may simply be because we’ve experienced what doesn’t work between people and in the world, what wastes time and exhausts energy, and we want to live more simply and in straight-forward manner.

 

Have you seen the SATURN in CAP video that I recorded on Dec 20 ‘on the rocks’? There, I expand on the Acronym themes too 🙂

T. b.cont. with the C.A.P.R.I.C.O.R.N Acronym blog post, and perhaps another video, in the next few days – stay tuned!

 

You can find more daily SATURN in CAP posts / videos / FB Lives from Dec 20 – 30, at the FB event page.

 

Wishing you well for this Sacred Turning Point Time of the Year!

Melanie

 

 

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SATURN in CAPRICORN (Dec 20, 2017 – Dec 17, 2020): About TIME…!

16 Dec

SATURN, the Archetype of the INNER ELDER / TEACHER / SAGE  will enter its own ‘mountainous’ domain of CAPRICORN on DEC 19 (Dec 20 AST, and anywhere East of it).

It wants (us) to climb – saying: Humanity, you can do better!


SATURN in CAP until DEC 17, 2020 will shape us up, and help us grow up, to be more fully on purpose, and not waste (anymore) precious time and resources.
2020 btw will be a huge CAP year, with JUPITER, SATURN, and PLUTO – big time structural changes!

 

SATURN has a 29-year cycle, and hasn’t been in CAP since NOV 1989 – JAN 1991, a time of huge structural changes esp. with the Berlin / East German Wall coming down, with a domino effect on Eastern European Communist regimes…

Societally, are we into times of more control, restrictive laws, and authoritarian, ultra conservative regimes?
Definitely a possibility. I trust that LILITH and PLUTO in CAP, ahead of SATURN, are ‘regulating’, and show how empowerment of people (esp. those usually on the ‘bottom of the pyramid’) is now underway, not to be controlled anymore.
JUPITER in SCO this year (Oct 2017 – Nov 2018) also helps to bring out hidden agenda.
And URANUS going into TAU (first brief phase May – early Nov 2018, then from March 2019 on) is a big Wake-up call of the Earth, and of values that matter.

Change is upon us. We gotta step into our natural authority, and not give it away (old mode SAT – CAP).
SATURN in CAP helps us with being resilient, and not give up – when the goal is worth pursuing and attaining.


And it helps us with saying NO to what’s a waste of time and energy.
Apropos energy:
SATURN in CAP is super energy efficient, and therefore into
Refuse – reuse – repurpose – recycle.

 

First things first (a la CAP):
What a Winter SoUlstice this will be, with SUN & SATURN aligned on the ‘Integrity Point, the first degree of CAP (see chart below)!
Hasn’t happened since 1870 that SATURN entered CAP just before Winter Solstice.

Here’s the SABIAN Symbol of 1° CAP:

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 in CAP is clearly about 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 leadership (because you can, you have the cap-acities)?
What’s in the way of truly leading your life?

 

Ganesha – Elephant headed Hindu god, known as the ‘Remover of Obstacles’ on the path, and Guru that takes us from the darkness (of not seeing what the obstacle is / was) to the Light.

Elephant headed Ganesh, known as the ‘Remover of Obstacles on the Path’ is buddies with SATURN, and can be invoked (if you resonate with him), to bring the (actual) obstacles to the light, whatever they may be, and a path to overcome or release them.

Speaking of The Path, SATURN comes out of SAG as it enters CAP.
And SAG is a lot about the Path we’re on.

RE-CAP:
Under SATURN in SAG over the last almost 3 years (since DEC 2014, and fully from SEPT 17, 2015 on) we’ve come to see through the ‘fake’, manipulative agenda, empty promises, and not so much light bringing but perhaps even life threatening ‘stories’ and beliefs. And we were called to be done with our own old stories and limiting beliefs.

Have you been able to cut through and rise beyond that, and be in your intrinsic Truth?
What does that look like now, vs 3 years ago?
 Comparing before – after is a great SATURN tool.

We’ve been challenged (SAT) to stay focused (SAG) on what matters most, and to come from the Heart (SAG Archer), rather than be pulled into divisive right-wrong polarization. 
SATURN from SAG to CAP – what I call the Integrity Point in the Zodiac – shows:
Being more solidly in our Truth, having cropped and pruned all sorts of BS that’s out there and can waste our time and energy, we see what’s real and meaningful.
Now it’s Time to live in Integrity and mature (inner / outer) leadership!
Rather than judging others we lead by example.

 

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

Speaking of maturity, SATURN, esp. in CAP, is also the Elder, the Sage, the Crone Archetype.
A group participant in one of our SATURN into CAP groups reminded us that Crone and Chronos = Greek name for SATURN relate!

“Her own child baring days are past; she is the wisdom keeper, seer and healer and midwife, whose knowledge is sought out to guide others during life’s hardships and transitions.” from: the Goddess Guide that also offers a list of many Crone Goddesses in different cultures (like Ereshkigal, Grandmother Spiderwoman, Hekate, Lilith, Frau Holle…). All of them can be invoked in these times where the Wisdom of the Old can lead us on.

With SATURN in CAP, Elderhood becomes important, and the Elders need to be respected and can help in precarious times, as experienced leaders. 
Societally, issues of old age security will become big, esp. since a big wave of baby boomers retire now.

 

The stakes are high, and Integrity is the key.
Growing-up time for humanity.

Say what you do, and do what you say, be the mature adult, and let SATURN be your accountability coach.
Integrity and accountability – essentially all good leadership qualities (or rather the lack thereof – SATURN’s job is to also show what’s missing, and why it would be so important to re-attain this) are a big deal these days in society, and perhaps also in our personal world. 

 

Vibrant Country Goat

 

If you have a CAPRICORN side in you it gets ‘SATURN-ized’:
SATURN’s TTTTT brings Tests, Tasks, Teaching, and Training, in Timeliness.

 

The following Themes will become important Priorities under SATURN in CAPRICORN:

AUTHORITY:
Who’s the Boss? You are. Bottom line – it’s your life. No one to blame or judge. Wouldn’t that be simple?

LESS is MORE:
End of guilt and ‘shoulds’, taking too much on, feeling resentful... you name it. Heavy, heavy stuff.
SATURN in CAP is quite ZEN about things: Simplicity beyond complexity, on all levels. Quality over quantity. Minimalism becomes more attractive to many.

INTEGRITY:
Say what you do, and do what you say, walk your talk, lead by example, and be the Change you wish to see. Hold yourself accountable, and honour the incremental progress (rather than being hard on yourself), like a good coach.

TIMING:
“…is everything” says CAP which works with the natural seasons of the year and the day, like a good traditional farmer. And yes, there are therefore times of focus and concentrated work, times of play, times of rest. To everything, there is a season, and a reason for the season – for YOU. Remember: with SATURN, you’re the boss, and it’s your time. Just say yes. Just say no.

The LAW:
Living by the Inner, Universal, Natural and Cosmic Laws.
Yet also important reforms of societal Laws that are not a reflection of common sense and constitutional rights will be due.

RESOURCES:
SATURN in CAP teaches us to become masters in resourcefulness (sometimes through necessity) and in self reliance. Perhaps through tapping into the CAPacities of our Ancestors to work with the land and the seasons – CAP rules Agriculture…
The shadow = exploitation of resources, people and ourselves, backfires with karmic SATURN. We only get away with so much, before it comes back at us…
The smart CAP Goat says: “I use. I use optimally what I got. I get (only) what I use. I use everything for the highest purpose.” (applies to everything, any life situation, like: rather than wasting it on the lower vibration of judgment and self judgment, how can we use it as a teaching, or…?)

RESPONSIBILITY:
What is it that we need to be good stewards and guardians of? I can think of a few things… esp. all that Mother Nature provides and makes life on Earth sustainable.
On the other hand, there can be lessons about not to take on what’s not ours to carry (like: by taking over, rather than letting others shape up and mature, or – similarly – by burdening ourselves with other people’s stuff).

MATURITY and AGING WELL:
Being mature and wise, instead of old, judgmental, and rigid. The societal issue (burden?) of an aging baby boomer generation will be a big deal under SATURN in CAP. Anti-aging will be popular – and aging well can be quite simple, by living well – which comes back to self-responsibility.

 

The CAPRICORN constellation is a fish-tailed Seagoat / Goat-Fish(did you know?). 

The CAP Being who has attained mastery on the height of ‘the mountain’ – but not just for their own purpose. The accomplishment / mastery must be made available to ALL (Fish).

Sometimes, this theme turns for our CAP side into the lower vibration of martyrdom.
Keep an eye on it, and say NO when taking too much on FOR others just isn’t right.


There are more SATURN in CAP themes…
Like – did you know? –

SATURN relates to the ROOT Chakra.
People with a strong SATURN in their chart are / need to be very grounded, and convert fear (a SATURN expression) into being in the here-now, grounding, and checking in with the physical body and its sensations.

 

 

On the note of Chakras, I’m so happy to announce that there’ll be another ROOT to CROWN Astrological Chakra Journey (first one after 1 1/2 years), starting with a free intro, on Jan 17 – the day after the CAP New Moon. 

 

Voila, here is the Chart of SATURN entering CAPRICORN:

 

As you see, it’s quite a celestial concentration from mid-SAG to mid-CAP, with MERCURY retro (almost ready to go direct again, on Dec 22 – yet in stationary slow moving / turnaround ‘storm’, VENUS, the late SAG SUN, and then over in CAP: SATURN, LILITH, PLUTO, and on that day also the newly waxing MOON, aligned with PLUTO.

 

Grand Fir

All gathering around the Winter SoUlstice Point of the Cosmic Tree / the Space (SAG) – Time (CAP) point, where we’re called to be at the right time at the right place.

Sounds simplistic perhaps. But can be hugely relevant, and perhaps even sum up Integrity.
What guides us, in this darkest point of the (Northern) year???

LILITH is ahead of SATURN in CAP, and so it PLUTO (SATURN aligns with PLUTO in Jan 2020). 
Therefore, CAP ‘success’, ‘mastery’, ‘resource & time management’ and ‘planning’ must be aligned with LILITH’s Crone Wisdom, and the core of what matters most (PLUTO in CAP).

 

SATURN in YOUR Chart…

…shows where YOU are called to be on Purpose, in your Authority, Self Mastery, and Bring out YOUR Best, which areas of life call you for that (money, children, relationships, travel, career…), in what way (Sign), and in which  other dynamics (Aspects to other Planets).

If you have SUN, MOON, AC, Nodes, or Planets in CAP, and for all of us, where CAP is in our charts, this is a 3-Year Initiation phase to cultivate Living on Purpose, and in authentic Integrity and Leadership from within.
It’s Your Life, and Your Time, and Your ‘Mountain’!

 

Are you in a SATURN Return ‘Generation’?

If you were born between NOV 1988 and JAN 1991 you’ll have your 1st SATURN RETURN (round age 28 – 30).
If you were born between JAN 1959 and DEC 1961, this will be your 2nd SATURN RETURN (round age 57 – 59).
And if you were born between DEC 1929 and NOV 1932 (I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a lot of people out there in that group, since SATURN in CAP is about aging well…) you have your 3rd SATURN RETURN (round age 86 – 88).

Full Circle to be in your Natural Authority, and to bring out YOUR Best!

 

Would you like to join the Astro~EmBODYment of the Winter Solstice and SATURN in CAP?
On Dec 20, all participants step into the energies of the Planetary Archetypes, where they are at Winter Solstice (the slow ones in the years ahead), incl. SATURN
, feel out their energy, and share it in a safe circle! So much direct inner guidance can come from being in the EmBODYment.

 

On the first 10 days of SATURN in CAP (Dec 20 – 30) I’ll offer a SATURN in CAP Start-up Message a Day – stay tuned on my FB Page Astrology for Self Realization.

 

Blessings to all of us for a fulfilling and well grounded-out finale of 2017, with SATURN in CAP, and all the other ‘Cosmic Players’!

 

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