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VENUS in VIRGO (Aug 21 – Sept 14) – Self Alignment is Beautiful

19 Aug

Cosmic Greetings, dear Astro~News Reader!

 

Virgo and Mercury, Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

VENUS will cross over the ‘Sphinx Point’ of Self (LEO) Awareness (VIRGO) on AUG 21.
Self Awareness, loving and knowing ourselves, and being in alignment with the Cosmic Self
(as the image above illustrates so beautifully) is the prerequisite of helping others finding their light – true service.

If your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets / Nodes are in VIRGO they’re a magnet under VENUS in VIRGO and can attract more easily than otherwise – incl. attracting service and practice – which VIRGO loves.

Under VENUS in VIRGO, our loving qualities can be well channeled into the work we’re here to do. 
Yet good to remember for self critical VIRGO to not wait until we’re perfect, and not to sabotage the work that’s needed by considering it as ‘not good enough’.
That’s where Self Awareness comes in – Know Thyself and do what’s good for you.
I.o.w., what helps when these conditioned voices come up is to bring ourselves back into alignment, perhaps through a health / wellness / spiritual practice, like meditation, Yoga, Qi Gong, walking in Nature.
Anything that can turn into a healthy routine, bringing us back into ourselves. Self sufficient VIRGO loves that.

Crystal (mainly clear Quartz) activated Voyager Tarot card II – Priestess – Crystal Activation and Photo by Melanie

VENUS and the MOON in VIRGO (aligned on Aug 30) are also associated with Priestess energy.
An initiation into the Sacred Feminine is in the making – via the Super-VIRGO New MOON on AUG 30, with SUN, MOON, MERCURY, VENUS, and MARS!
Loving this Voyager Tarot representation (image to the left).

ENUS in VIRGO can bring out the d.i.y. / self sufficiency side a tad too much, so that we’re not so open to receive – reflected in the qualification of VENUS being ‘in Fall’ in VIRGO (while ‘she’s exalted in PISCES – being in loving flow attracts!).

Good to remember, and to open up and let the Love IN – as NEPTUNE in PI would offer.
VENUS will go into opposition / relationship with LILITH and NEPTUNE retro on Sept 1 – 4 – to make sure the balance of healthy discernment / alignment and openness & easy flow is in place.

 

Line-up of ‘dates & dances’ for VENUS in VIRGO with other Planets 

In order (yep, gotta be orderly, says VIRGO) of appearance:

 

AUG 21
VENUS enters VIRGO.
Self Alignment is Beautiful.

 

AUG 24 – 26
VENUS conjunct MARS (in VIRGO since Aug 16) on Aug 24, quincunx CHIRON retro in AR on Aug 25, and trine URANUS retro in TAU on Aug 26.
This beautiful Earth Trine of VENUS / MARS – URANUS  brings stability to what could have shown up before as unsettling, with URANUS in
(VENUS ruled) TAURUS, squared by VENUS (early Aug) & by MARS (early July) while they were both in LEO.
Good to be in loving Self Alignment while setting ourselves free from sticky attachments and ‘ownership’.

 

AUG 30
The NEW MOON in VIRGO joins VENUS (and MARS too).
Beauty to behold and engage with (yet never own).

 

SEPT 1 / 2
VENUS in VIR trine SATURN retro in CAP, and opp. LILITH in PISCES (Sept 1), and square JUPITER in SAG (Sept 2).
Good to be in loving Self Alignment and commitment to integrity, while not playing ‘small’ and ‘managerial’ but trusting the abundance of Life and being attuned to our Cosmic ‘wild’ Nature. 

 

SEPT 4 – 6
VENUS opp. NEPTUNE retro in PI.
Let the Love in!
VENUS trine PLUTO retro in CAP.
Naturally empowered and grounded in the Core of your Being – Love.

 

SEPT 13 – Day of the PISCES – VIRGO Full MOON / Harvest Moon.
And: Day of the Sacred Feminine – Friday the 13th!
MERCURY in VIRGO meets VENUS, the day before both enter LIBRA – ruled by VENUS.
Speaking from Love, clearly and in integrity – beauty shines through this.

 

SEPT 14
VENUS goes into LIBRA (until Oct 8)
VENUS being presently the ‘Evening Star’ and also in LIBRA is very peace & harmony, beauty & aesthetics oriented.
It also shows us about our relational ‘bias’ (comparing ourselves / designing ourselves for others / making our life and our choices overly about others).
What does true Balance say?

 

VENUS in VIRGO attracts and helps us in relation to Self Awareness, Alignment, and being of Service.

Which we can access most easily via the area of life related to VIRGO in our chart:

 

1st House:
Showing up aware (don’t be too self-critical!) and self contained attracts.

2nd House:
What you have and value –
Your health and self sufficiency are attractive gifts!

3rd House:
Your environment with its mentality –
Grounding you, and showing you where you can help.

4th House:
Your home & origin –
A workshop / working people?

5th House:
Your creativity, children, and lovers –
Be discerning, use your skills, and do what’s healthy.

6th House:
Your work, health, and lifestyle –
Being in good shape is a good health insurance, and good for your business too.

7th House:
Your significant others –
Doing their thing… Check out what types of people you attract, and discern what kind of relationship is healthy, and in alignment for you.

8th House:
Your deep involvement and transformations –
Which practice helps you, them, and you together?

9th House:
Your travels and worldviews –
Travel on a budget, for work, and to help ‘the world’.

10th House:
Your calling and purpose –
To be in alignment and of service.

11th House:
Your community –
Aware & healthy – wellness practitioners welcome.

12th House:
Your oneness with ALL –
Wholeness as Self-in-All.

 

Blessings for the (precisely) 3 weeks & 4 days of VENUS in VIRGO!
Wishing you a consciously de-light-full time!

 

Check out these Astro Experiences & Creations during VENUS in VIRGO – helping you with Alignment & cosmic-human Wellness: 

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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PISCES – VIRGO Full MOON (Aug 26) with 2 Kites, Catalyzing MARS’s Turning Point: RE-newable Energy

25 Aug

Dear Astro~News Reader,

Once again, the Heavens mysteriously (PISCES) yet precisely (VIRGO) mirror Life on Earth and in us… since all is connected, all is ONE.

This last Full Moon of Summer 2018 (yes it is – the next one will be the Harvest Moon on Sept 24, just after Fall Equinox on Sept 22!) carries so much energy and information, and yet the big themes with PISCES – and NEPTUNE retro close to the Full MOON is:
What’s the atmosphere?
What are you picking up if you’re sensitive?
What’s showing up in all its fullness and ripeness, to be surrendered and released?

If your MOON or SUN, your Rising Sign or Planets in your birth chart are in PISCES I’m sure you’re feeling the collective energy strongly now – and might already have taken a lot IN.

As with the Piscean Ocean it’s so important to release and cleanse too – physically and energetically – for our overall well-being.
Have you?

How about this d.i.y. release (PI) practice (VIRGO) that I learned a few years back from a meditation teacher friend:

Visualize your body being a temple, a cathedral, or another beautiful (contained) sacred space.
Notice in what area / even chakra related energy is stuck and stagnant…. which level / ‘floor’ is it?
Could it be that you took this energy in, as you moved into situations – or the people and situations came towards you?
Notice how these frontal portals in your body (even ‘just’ the pores of your skin, your nose, mouth…) might have absorbed that energy which is sitting now in that…. area.
Now ‘simply’ visualize portals on the back of your body in the area of the the stuck energy opening, and a ray of golden or silver light carrying the stuckness out of your body and energy field.
Give yourself time for this process until you feel it’s complete.

How are you feeling now?
How’s your body and energy field?

Maybe an Epsom salt bath to round it up… or a walk… follow your intuition.

 

PISCES – VIRGO is the energy of the Sacred Feminine and spiritual practitioner, a.k.a. PRIESTESS in Tarot.

Crystal (mainly clear Quartz) activated Voyager Tarot card II – Priestess – Crystal Activation and Photo by Melanie


Being in Priestess Consciousness means:
Being self aware, whole and complete in our body-mind-spirit temple.
Practicing what keeps us well.
Being of service with our gifts.

The Priestess also relates to the extension of the ‘Sphinx Point’:
An initiation from LEO to VIRGO with the theme of Self Awareness  – which was activated by the SUN this week (exactly on Aug 22).

The Sphinx is an oracle, offering a silent mirror image.

Our perception of the world ‘as it is’, and of ‘other people’ shows us a lot about ourselves.

In LEO, a strong Self is developed.
In VIRGO, the question is explored:
Who or what IS the Self….?

To be self aware is to come back to these questions, and to live from that place.

Here’s the recent blog post about this activation.

 

In that Spirit, let’s take a look at the

PI – VIR FULL MOON and her ‘Entourage’

 

Can you see what I see?

The chart is very complex / layered, and interconnected (very apropos the VIRGO – PISCES dynamic)- as is the current world situation, and the state of personal affairs for many of us.

Often, the Universe shows things in several ways, and via similar flavours of the same theme….

‘Complex’ can be a good opportunity, since we have a chance to see patterns, problems, and solutions – a la VIRGO. Not that everything is ‘fix-able’, mind you….

 

There are 3 configurations that all hinge on the VIRGO SUN and URANUS retro in early TAU, and they even extend into 3-D:

  • A Tetradic Yod / Green Kite, pointing to the SUN (super rare). It’s highlighted with the Full Moon, and fades fast – yet keeps us questing… and the themes don’t ‘go away’.
  • A Grand Earth Trine with SUN / SATURN / URANUS involved (exact on Aug 25), and extended as a Blue Kite to the Full MOON.
    Wow, two overlapping Kites! The odds are really slim.
    The SATURN – URANUS trine continues until end of Sept (even though never precisely exact).
  • A T-square from the Nodal Axis in early AQ – LEO to URANUS retro in early TAU (active Aug – Oct!).
  • It almost looks like in 3D that there’s a Pyramid, with un-settling URANUS retro in early TAU (at the FM time FM time here on the West Coast even right overhead) being the ‘cap stone’.
    URANUS / Prometheus in TAU (freshly since mid-May), and until brings Freedom from Known, from attachments, the pyramidal hierarchy / solid and reliable structures… and for collaboration: Wake up, Earthlings!
    Here’s the still pertinent blog post about URANUS’s entry into TAU.

 

Mars (Hubble Telescope picture)

The Full MOON also catalyzes MARS’s turnaround!

MARS has been retro since June 26 (from early AQ back into late CAP) , and is about to go direct /  forward again, on Aug 27 at 28-29° CAP!

It’ll be stationary / slow moving between 29° CAP and 2° AQ on the Community Building and ‘Prometheus’ Point until Fall Equinox, before picking up momentum, as it moves through AQ until Nov 15.

The CAP / AQ cusp that MARS activates now for a while (and already has, mid-May, and retro mid-Aug) is about collaboration in mature leadership, responsibility, and community. We’ve seen lots of examples under the retro phase where this would have been necessary but wasn’t the case under MARS retro. 

MARS turning around in late CAP (where it’s the strongest in the Zodiac), close to evolutionary PLUTO is renewing energy – and can even activate a push for renewable energy – given the catastrophic climate situation that requires a serious, timely turnaround of how resources on Planet Earth are being extracted and ‘used’ – or rather: where the Earth is stewarded in a responsible way.

  • If you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets end of CAP what’s the energy renewal for you, and how do you use it wisely?
  • How is better collaboration now coming into place in your life?
    Maybe in different future oriented, innovative communities, groups, and systems…?

MARS activating the ‘Prometheus Point’ can be (esp. in square with URANUS – which is the Prometheus Archetype – exact on Sept 18) quite cathartic for innovative solutions, and revolutionary breakthroughs.
Watch for surprise news – and also watch out for accidents as a release valve for excess anger, and give the energy a better outlet.

LILITH is in the meantime in AQ, and will be met and passed by MARS on Oct 1 – what a boost for the liberation in our wild and FREE Nature!

 

Amazing FULL MOON Alignments 

Let’s take a closer look (a la VIRGO) at the Full MOON, her cosmic geometry, and the messages as they keep revealing themselves…. 
This one’s really quite magical and multi-layered:

Let’s start with the Pointer right at the VIRGO SUN:
Yet another YOD / Finger of God / Celestial Pointer, with LILITH / SN in AQ, and CHIRON retro in early AR forming the ‘base’.
It extends to the PI Full MOON, as a ‘Green Kite’ with the Full Moon as its ‘spine’. 
We also had a YOD to the recent LEO New Moon / PSE on Aug 11!
Now, that’s really rare to have two in a row.
Consciousness, Life giving Energy (the SUN) and literally:
The SUN as the focal point.

 



‘Randomly’, when ‘checking in’ this week on Crop Circles for the season, I found immediately this amazingly beautiful Sunflower like Circle that showed up right next to a Solar Farm, on July 14 –  right after the New Moon / PSE in CAN opp. PLUTO retro in CAP on July 12 / 13 – What humanity needs, vs. old and unsustainable energy ‘dinosaurs’ and other waste and abuse that needs to change.

 

A pointer to ‘go solar’?
Pretty obvious to me…
Using clean, green technology to work with natural resources – a powerful evolution of ‘farming’ that’s regenerative rather than destructive (as seen…).

Very much apropos the Grand Earth Trine also, with

  • The SUN in early VIR – Raising Awareness:
    What are we doing? What would be solutions to this problem?
  • SATURN in early CAP, about to go direct – Cosmic Coach:
    We know now how same old brings more of the same – and worse. Building what works is really time critical – takes work but there’s no way around.
  • URANUS retro in early TAU – Innovator:
    New / not-so-new innovative and revolutionary ways or working with natural resources that are FREE.

 

So, what’s with the YOD to the early VIRGO SUN / extending even to a Green Kite as the Full MOON in PI moves into the alignment?

A pointer towards SoUlar Consciousness – in VIRGO.
The Self Awareness Point: What’s going on here, what are we doing???!

What would healthy, aware, conscientious, skillful and helpful, practical and reasonable consciousness say to the PISCEAN chaos?
That also shows: We’re all on this Space Ship Earth together?

What’s the problem, and what can be a solution?
Since early VIR has a CAP undertone: What does Integrity and Responsibility say?
What would be simple first steps that can help and bring healing (CHIRON in AR on the base)?
What does humanity, society, group consciousness, and the future say (LILITH / SN in AQ on the base too)?
Are ‘the many’ even being seen and heard, or is it more about the ‘celebrities’ who get all the attention (LILITH / SN in AQ and LEO NN)?
And how does Humanity and do Groups and Organizations now need to step up?

 

I can’t help but seeing the socio-political side of the alignment…:
Please note in terms of North American leadership(?) that:

  • Trudeau has his AC in early VIR and his SUN in early CAP – this year challenged by SATURN.
  • Trump has his AC in late LEO – eclipsed by the ‘Great American Eclipse’ on Aug 21, 2017, and VIR also in his 1st house. No further comment…
  • For the City of Victoria, the early VIR YOD Full Moon is also quite relevant:
    The City’s AC and MOON are in early VIR. Municipal elections coming up on Oct 20 – which is in the Zodiac the LI-SCO ‘Tipping Point’ and the MOON will be in PI again – two Moons from now….
    Again: What would reason and (un)common sense, responsibility and true leadership say to ‘the mess / chaos’?

 

Here are the charts – check out the VIR AC areas:

 

 

The Grand EARTH TRINE
…with SUN in VIR / SATURN retro / stat in CAP / URANUS retro in TAU involved (was exact on Aug 25), and extended as a ‘Blue Kite’ to the Full MOON, also shows us that this chaos-that-connects (PI) can be an opportunity for grounded common sense, and new innovative if not revolutionary solutions to problems and lack of responsible leadership which don’t go away without significant paradigm shifts.


The
SATURN – URANUS Trine

…continues until end of Sept (even though it won’t be precisely exact). SATURN retro in CAP will go direct / forward from Earth perspective, on Sept 6, and is already a stationary focus (mid-Aug until late Sept).
While SATURN retro (since Apr 17) in CAP has given us ample evidence of what doesn’t work, what’s a waste of resources, and isn’t responsible leadership (rather more of the old) here’s the challenge / opportunity to turn the ship around, and bring better plans and leadership in integrity into responsible positions.

Sept is an important SATURN month.
URANUS retro in early TAU in alliance with stationary SATURN now brings new (and actually not-so-new) innovative approaches into the picture.

 

And then, there’s the URANUS hinge – on ‘top of the 3-D Pyramid’!

Quite a fascinating alignment and ‘pointer’!
It doesn’t look very ‘comfortable’ and ‘stable’ for the establishment (the ‘Settling Point’ in early TAU has also a CAP undertone), for business-as-usual, and for the economy…
Will the bubble burst?

Maybe not immediately – URANUS has an inbuilt surprise effect…

 

What’s with the T-square from the Nodal Axis in early AQ – LEO to URANUS retro in early TAU (active Aug – Oct!)?
Karmic pathways away from draining AQ, as seen in society: Isolation / anonymity, watching the show of the ‘celebrities’, the individual doesn’t count, is just part of a system, and towards healthy LEO: Everybody is special, seen and celebrated from a Heart space, everybody’s got creative talents that are welcome to be expressed.
Unplug. Play more.

The Nodal Axis is catalyzed by URANUS in-between these two points these months which can bring awakening shifts in consciousness that can have domino effects, in our personal lives and in society.

MARS will step into the picture again as well, when it re-enters AQ – the sign ruled by URANUS on Sept 10, goes into (# 3 of 3 ) square with URANUS, on Sept 18, and conjunct the SN in AQ on Sept 22.
Sounds like no boredom in September.
What would be new, innovative, experimental and creative ways of cooperation and co-creativity for you?
I can think of some already – hushhhh, to be revealed later.

 

Blessings for the PISCES – VIRGO Full MOON and beyond,
in ONEness and Wholeness!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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VENUS in VIRGO (July 9 – Aug 6) – Self Alignment is Beautiful.

4 Jul

Cosmic Greetings, dear Astro~News Reader!

Virgo and Mercury, by Johfra Bosschart

 

VENUS will cross over the ‘Sphinx Point’ of Self (LEO) Awareness (VIRGO) on JULY 9.
Self Awareness, loving and knowing ourselves, and being in alignment with the Cosmic Self (as the image beautifully shows) is the prerequisite of helping others finding their light – true service.

If your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets / Nodes are in VIRGO they’re a magnet under VENUS in VIRGO and can attract more easily than otherwise – incl. attracting service and practice – which VIRGO loves.

 

Under VENUS in VIRGO, our loving qualities can be well channeled into the work we’re here to do. 
Yet good to remember for self critical VIRGO to not wait until we’re perfect, and not sabotage the work that’s needed by considering it as ‘not good enough’.

What helps if these understandable and likely conditioned voices come up is to bring ourselves back into alignment, perhaps through a health / wellness / spiritual practice, like meditation, Yoga, Qi Gong, walking in Nature. Anything that can turn into a healthy routine, bringing us back into ourselves.
Self sufficient VIRGO loves that.

Speaking of self sufficient, VENUS in VIRGO can bring out the d.i.y. self sufficiency a tad too much, so that we’re not so open to receive. Good to remember, and to open up and let the Love IN – as NEPTUNE in PI would offer. VENUS will go into opposition / relationship with NEPTUNE on July 24 – to make sure balance is in place, in a healthy way 😉

 

The beautiful VENUS Evening Star heralds VENUS Retro (coming up Oct 5 to Nov 16) – an important ‘underworld journey’ for relationship oriented VENUS to find her own self value.
VENUS in VIRGO can already help us with Self Alignment (“How do I work, what works for me and is healthy….?!”).

 

Here’s the line-up of ‘dates & dances’ for VENUS in VIRGO with other Planets – in order (yep, gotta be orderly, says VIRGO) of appearance:

 

JULY 9
VENUS enters VIRGO.
Self Alignment is Beautiful.

 

JULY 11 – 13
VENUS trine URANUS in TAU, quincunx CHIRON retro in AR, and trine SATURN retro in CAP.
This beautiful Grand Earth Trine of VENUS – URANUS – SATURN brings stability to what could have shown up before as unsettling and new when URANUS entered (VENUS ruled) TAURUS. Good to be in loving Self Alignment and commitment to integrity, while setting ourselves free from sticky attachments and ‘ownership’.

 

JULY 15
The crescent MOON in VIRGO joins VENUS in the Evening Sky.
Beauty to Behold (yet never own).

 

JULY 16
VENUS quincunx MARS retro in AQ.
Sacred Feminine and alignment help with stepping out of old ‘systemic’ conflict, and with loving awareness of what’s underneath it.

 

JULY 22
VENUS sextile JUPITER in SCO.
No taboos, just awareness – allows for intimacy and change for the better.

 

JULY 24
VENUS opp. NEPTUNE retro in PI.
Let the Love in – in a healthy way.

 

JULY 27 / 28
VENUS trine PLUTO retro / LILITH in CAP.
Naturally empowered and core connected – grounding in Love.

 

AUG 6
VENUS goes into LIBRA (until Sept 9 + Oct 31 – Dec 2! So long this year in LIBRA since she’ll go retro in SCO – LI!)
VENUS ‘Evening Star’ and also in LIBRA shows us about our relational ‘bias’ (comparing ourselves / designing ourselves for others / making our life and our choices overly about others).
VENUS Retro in SCO – LI (Oct 5 – Nov 16) helps us unravel it, and reconnect with our intrinsic value and self-love.

Post about VENUS Retro to come closer to the date – but first, save the date for VENUS & the MOON, on Friday the 13th – stay tuned for the post!

 

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Yout Inner Cosmic Compass’.

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

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

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

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Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over the 13 years I’ve been facilitating them become quite potent and catalytic.
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This is to empowered and liberating ways of working with the ancient and timeless gifts of Astrology!

 

 

VENUS – PLUTO – JUPITER Week: Wise Choices from Soul Purpose

15 Aug

In this TOTAL SO(U)LAR ECLIPSE count-down week, it seems like so much is closing and renewing now – a massive and profound INITIATION is taking place:

Solar Eclipse Total Diamond Ring

Total Solar Eclipse with ‘Diamond Ring’ effect

Less than 7 days to go:

The AUG 21 Total Solar Eclipse on the ‘SPHINX POINT’, where LEO meets VIRGO!

Themes are: 
Self Awareness
Putting our Love into Service
Showing our Brightness in the Work we do

A TSE is a RE-set / RE-boot

An intense, exact NEW MOON: 

The end of an old cycle (could be even of the last 18 years when the last TSE with the North Node was in LEO – on Aug 11, 1999 – visible over Europe).
Stay tuned for the ECLIPSE post that will also show how this TSE links to the Aug 1999 TSE!
And the beginning of a new cycle, through a metamorphosis.
This Eclipse with the NORTH Node emphasizes on New Beginnings.

 

Where is the Self Awareness been directed?
Into all the Archetypes that are presently activated.
This week: Mostly VENUS!

Mother-and-Child Pablo Picasso 1921

Mother and Child, by Pablo Picasso (1921)

Today Aug 15, VENUS in CANCER opposes PLUTO retro in CAPRICORN.
Tomorrow / Thu Aug 16 / 17, VENUS squares JUPITER in LIBRA.

Clearly, important decisions (the yang / masculine way of experiencing this) have to be made, and choices (the yin / feminine way of experiencing it) are available.
JUPITER in LIBRA this year (Sept 9, 2016 – Oct 10, 2017) has among other things shown us just how many choices there are, and brought up the notion to CHOOSE WISELY.
With PLUTO in CAP, deep soul work and soulful purpose is brought out of us, and we are seriously evolving, in a world / Zeitgeist that looks quite destructive to the ‘old world’ – for better or worse. Transforming structures, and old inner structures, in any case.

This theme could come to another super timely point this week, stimulated by VENUS, now in CANCER, as a catalyst:
Do you feel drawn to family? To something familiar, soothing, comforting, a place to belong? To being cared for, and care giving? A ‘mother – child’ theme…

 

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And what does ‘the other side’ say (PLUTO in CAP)?

“Don’t regress, walk forward, even it it’s hard at times. Be the grown-up, and let others be grown-ups too. Evolve.”

“In many situations, for whatever reason, your care isn’t needed, maybe others can be there in a better capacity.
Maybe you are better ‘positioned’ elsewhere, where you are more ‘on purpose’ in the world, your time and energy is better invested, and you are a model for others.”

Can both sides be reconciled? 

What would be a wise, synergistic balance between these two? A win-win?
Clearly a soul searching dilemma. 
Hint: Don’t choose from guilt / fear, but from the depth of your love.
Starting with SELF LOVE – says also the Initiation Eclipse on the LEO – VIRGO ‘Sphinx Point’:
“Who am I?”
“How can I put my love and passion into service-in-integrity’?”

The pressure might be strong now, esp. for those of us with SUN / MOON / AC / Planets in mid-ARIES, mid-CANCER, mid-LIBRA, and mid-CAPRICORN.
It’s ok to stay with it, and see what the ECLIPSE brings.

It IS a NEW MOON – PowerHouse that is.

 

Blessings to You and ALL, for the Eclipse Season!

Let’s stay HEARTful, and connected in our HUMANITY!

 

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.
August is Client Appreciation Month in my Astrology practice – celebrating its 17th anniversary – with substantial discounts on consultation sessions – 10 – 50%!
The longer ago you had your first session the less you pay in August! 🙂 .
But even as a newbie you get 10% off this month!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
In a world of online offers, our small, intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

 

 

MERCURY on the SPHINX POINT – into ‘storm’ on Aug 3 (retro Aug 12 – Sept 5), and URANUS retro (Aug 2): Self Awareness + Mindfulness + Magic + Liberation!

27 Jul

Harvest FieldWhy is everyone so bizzzy, even anxious and nervous?
Harvest time energy type of vibe (wait a minute, not Aug / Sept yet!)…

So much to organize, clear, get in order?
Refining skills and techniques?
You too?

MERCURY has this week (exactly on Tue July 25) crossed over the ‘Sphinx Point’ from LEO to VIRGO.
MERCURY in its natural placement of VIRGO now, as the SUN is in solid solar glow LEO (until Aug 22) can be a super creative and productive time!

Fine and dandy. However….

Is there a ‘however’?
Well, for those of us who get nervous just by hearing / reading about the buzz words: MERCURY retro.

YES, it’s true, due, and immanent: MERCURY will go RETRO, from Aug 12 on, until Sept 5.
OH NO! I hear you shout out.

No worries, VIRGO! Maybe it all turns out differently than you thought! To all of us, and esp for the early / mid VIRGO side in our charts I say, on behalf of MERCURY:
Rather than fretting over irrelevant details, going crazy over things ‘not working’, and tapping into the neurotic side of this (‘low vibration’ / shadow of VIR), let’s be self aware, mindful, and intuitive.
Let’s see what the universe is trying to tell us
rather than imposing our thoughts and ‘plans’ (esp. if they don’t really work practically) onto the world.

This week, July 25, MERCURY crossed the ‘SPHINX POINT’ (LEO to VIR) for the 1st time in a sequence of 3 – WOW, triple SPHINX POINT activation:

  • July 25 (in direct / forward mode / M-r pre-shadow)
  • Aug 31 (in retro mode)
  • Sept 9 (in direct mode / M-r ‘storm’)

What’s the SPHINX POINT all about?
Self Awareness: Know Thyself. Who ARE YOU?
Which can be taken very deeply…
The SPHINX is an oracle, and offers a silent mirror image.
Our perception of the world ‘as it is’, and of people show us a lot about ourselves.
Back to: Who or what IS the Self….?


Let’s see how we can healthily, happily align (which is a LEO – VIR thing) with this energy.
On a ‘practical’ level: Self (LEO) Awareness (VIRGO) means:

Who am I? What brings me joy? What do I do with Love, and as an expression of my fullness and wholeness? What do I create from Love that in service to others? How can I use my creative play, my passion, and my strengths not just for myself but to help others? How do I put my Love into Service?
VIRGO is motivated by alignment, as in: order into chaos, and alignment with the cosmic order and the higher self. Bringing these to the ‘ground level’.
Clearly a (necessary, next level) ‘humbling’ effect in VIR after glorious and bombastic LEO.
In the seasons / yearly cycle it’s the time when Summer play time turns into ‘back to school / work’. 
In human development LEO – VIR is the phase from adolescence (show time, party time, be seen, have fun) to young adulthood (taking on new responsibilities, transition into college / university or into the work world).

The passionate, fiery ‘anything goes’ LEO energy becomes grounded, practical, realistic, and checks in: Does this work, is it healthy, functional? What would work better? What needs to be realigned? Paying attention to details and ‘issues’ is helpful, becoming neurotic – not so much.  Always good to check in with awareness: What’s going on here? What am I doing and why? Whom and what does this serve? Or is it self-serving? Can I be aware of the ego, and put its energy into some practical use?

 

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Sphinx on the Giza Plateau – Photo by Melanie, Egypt Journey Nov 2010…

The SPHINX POINT plays an important role this Summer:

Through the triple MERCURY contact, and, even more so:

Through the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE on Aug 21 on the last degree of LEO – the SPHINX POINT – and close to REGULUS, brightest star in the constellation LEO, and astrologically on the SPHINX POINT.
The Eclipse path goes over the U.S. (South-East to North-West), and it will be on Trump’s AC / MARS (both at the very end of LEO).
U.S. and Trump – the Sphinx Effect?
What is he / are we / is the world doing???

The combo of MERCURY retro and TSE looks like a re-adjustment (M-r) and major re-set (Total Solar Eclipse), through an initiation gate (LEO – VIR).
Of course, I’ll write more about the Eclipse over the next weeks. Stay tuned. 

 

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

For the MERCURY journey this Summer, I’d suggest bottom line:
Let’s be self-aware, and see how what we do comes from LOVE, and how we can put our LOVE into service (doesn’t work so well with ego anyway 🙂 )

MERCURY will go into pre-retro ‘storm’ (moving very slowly before the ‘U-turn’) from Aug 3 on, and go retro on Aug 12.
The ‘stormy phase’ – Aug 3 until the first days of retro (about Aug 17) can be a bit turbulent 
since things don’t go according to ‘plan’ – but that makes room for something else to show up.

It can take a bit to get the hang of this different ‘modus operandi’.

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Mercury doing its retro somersaults again…

So let’s not fret, and be flexible and mer-curious instead, to see what the Universe lines up for us.
How about turning it around and asking when something changes the ‘order’:
How does this help me? What does this help me with? Whom can I help now?

M-r in VIR is excellent for dealing with ‘unfinished business’ (quite literally) from the past. Do it with LOVE is the key.

M-r often relates ‘like a chain’ (yep, there’s a karmic effect / opportunity in it) to the previous M-r’s (April – early May 2017, Dec 2016 – early Jan 2017).
Time to RE-connect in communication with people, or RE-visiting projects dating back to those times.

Last year, MERCURY was also retro in VIR (Sept 1 – 22, 2016, and for a very long time in VIR (all Aug, Sept, until 1st week of Oct 2016).
What re-organized itself there, or how we were initiated and practically trained at that time can become quite useful and significant this year.

Maybe you’re already having a combination of premonitions and deja-vus, a M-r effect. And all of us born under M-r, we’re probably ‘good with it’, and in excited anticipation, having fun in the upcoming magic and synchronicities of it all.

Kin Yellow Crystal Seed YearWe’re now in the Mayan New Year (since July 26) of the Yellow Crystal Seed – an initiation into a different quality of being ‘in Time’.

Here’s a quote from the Foundation of the Law of Time

“Crystal is the tone of cooperation. Cooperation implies communication. Open communication is how we build bridges. Crystal seed is the year of the fulfillment of the Return of the People of OMA from across the bridge of time. We are the bridge. The Time is Now. OMA is the Original Matrix Attained.

The Original matrix is woven on Nature’s intelligence.  Intelligence implies a perception of patterns. The 13 Moon calendar offers a simple daily system to track multiple patterns of time. The effect is the increase of order, awareness and intelligence in your daily life.

Daily use also helps you to enter into a Universal consciousness that transcends dogma, religion, race, economic status and gender.  Synchronicity will become your normal every-day experience.”

This amazing Crop Circle from July 18 that ‘popped up’ in a search for me today is linked to the theme… loving it!

Speaking of synchronicities and surprises:

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Prometheus, the Greek hero associated with the planet URANUS, capturing the fire of spirit and creative inventiveness from the Gods for Humanity.

URANUS, the ‘higher octave’ and ‘transpersonal’ dimension of MERCURY – Freedom from the Mind, Awakening – presently at the very end of ARIES, will also go retro (once a year), on Aug 2, which means: July and August are also very ‘Uranian‘, with URANUS as a stationary focal point and ‘transmitter’:
What an exciting, electric, surprising, paradigm shifting, liberating vibe in the air!
The URANUS effect can shift and uplift us (and catapult us out of an old ‘matrix’), with accelerated force. Which, for the ‘known’ identity can appear like a wild and crazy ride.
Let’s go with it (rather than resisting it and having it come ‘at us’)!

What’s new and exciting for YOU?

 

 

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.
August is Client Appreciation Month in my practice – substantial discounts, esp. if you’ve been my client for years. But even newbies get 10% off!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
In a world of online offers, our small, intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

 

* Spring Equinox March 19 / 20, 2016: Happy Astrological New Year!

20 Mar

We have a date with Spring tonight:

The SUN enters ARIES this year today Sat March 19 at 9:33 pm PDT!
Sunday March 20 already for all of you on EDT and further East on Planet Earth!

 

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Into Spring – Photo by Melanie, Victoria BC, March 2016

 

It is the Astrological New Year (SUN enters ARIES)!

Happy New Year, Astrology friends out there!

 

SPRING EQUINOX is the day of equal daylight and night hours, from which day onward the days are getting longer than the nights, in the Northern hemisphere – the reign of the SUN over the next 6 months until Fall Equinox.
It is one of the sacred Corner Stones of the natural yearly cycle
(with its two Equinoxes, and two Solstices).

 

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Celtic Wheel of the Year, with OSTARA / Spring Equinox, Beltane, Litha, Lughnassad, Mabon, Samhain, Yule, and Imbolc.

 

Easter (celebrated on the Sunday after the First Full Moon in Spring) was named after Ostara! And yes, next Sunday, March 27, will be Easter Sunday!

 

The spirit of Newness and Liberation is building, as the SUN enters ARIES, to approach URANUS (their encounter will be on Apr 9, shortly after the ARIES NEW MOON on Apr 7.

By then, VENUS will be also in ARIES, in trine with MARS in SAG on Apr 12 – lots of fiery energy, and spirit-in-action!

But patience please, we’re not quite there yet.

Another Eclipse – the (Equinoctial) Full Moon / Penumbral LUNAR ECLIPSE in LI – AR awaits us on March 23, and the energy is building… More about that in the next Astro~News dedicated to the Lunar Eclipse. Stay tuned.

 

Wanna take a peek at the SPRING EQUINOX 2016 chart?

Voila!

Spring Equinox 2016

 

What strikes is… well, still very PISCEAN – ‘Spring in Becoming’, with

  • VENUS / NEPTUNE (exact tomorrow March 20 at 10:45 am PDT): A blissful union? Swept away? Lost in Love? Deluded and overwhelmed? Take matters of love and attraction ‘transpersonally’ :-), don’t get ‘hooked’, be unconditional and non-attached. A relaxed way of being connected. Let things come to you, and attract through good vibrations.
  • CHIRON / South Node is the apex of a YOD from LILITH in LIBRA and the MOON in LEO. CHIRON plus MERCURY in late PI nearby also oppose JUPITER / North Node in VIR: A lot of what was ‘washed up’ with the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE on March 8  gets further processed, expressed now, perhaps creatively and artistically, and released.

Let’s see what we’re inspired to create, with the PISCEAN Eclipse as a muse?!

A Medicine quest… (YOD to CHIRON).

 

JUPITER retro in VIR is about to square stationary SATURN in SAG on March 23, just before SATURN goes retro on March 25. This will be the second of 3 exact JUPITER – SATURN squares (happened in Aug 2015, and again on May 26, 2016)

A tension / creative pressure (square) in the socio-political-economical arena, as well as for one’s personal business / professional world (JUPITER – SATURN). How can we work with it most effectively and wisely? Here are some awareness questions to explore:

  • Whom and how do you serve? Where are opportunities to clear and bring ‘order into chaos’, and more awareness into your daily world (JUPITER in VIR)?
  • What are the blocks and challenges for trust, focus, and forward motion (SATURN in SAG), and what’s the teaching in all this? How about less is more? What’s the effect (SATURN) when you ‘aim’ from the Heart (SAG)?

Tap into true inner seeing and wisdom before (or as) you make outer moves (SATURN in SAG).

What needs to be integrated, to live in wholeness and intrinsic happiness (JUPITER in VIR)?

 

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Virgo, ruled by Mercury, painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

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Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter, painting by Johfra Bosschart

As SATURN on SAG goes retro in Spring and early Summer (until Aug 13), and JUPITER is also still retro until May 9, I wouldn’t suggest entering new long-term commitments at this time, but rather find purpose in ‘unfinished’ / revisited, important, timely tasks from the heart. The inner preparation for new structures and ventures is supported, of course.

And let’s treat ourselves and each other with gentleness. We are in the middle of ‘Eclipse season’, and a lot gets washed up and out.

May the Heart lead the way!

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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* VIRGO – PISCES FULL MOON on Feb 22, and magnified VIR – PI Bridge: Self-Awareness and Service in Oneness

22 Feb

 

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Voyager Card II – Priestess – Crystal Activation and Photo by Melanie

 

Have you been following the MOON?

~ Did you see her travelling past Orion? This Winter constellation is still visible in the evening sky for a while.

~ … and then, last Wed to Fri she could be seen in her ‘pregnant’ waxing CANCER MOON goodness. I was lucky to be out for a walk on a clear-sky afternoon, and ‘she’ followed me from the East.

~ Now, in LEO, ‘she’ is approaching JUPITER (bright planet to her ‘left’ in the Ecliptic).

~ Tomorrow Monday morning, the MOON will enter VIRGO, to be fully lit by the PISCES SUN as the FULL MOON!

Since  Feb 23 at 10:20 am PST is the exact Full Moon tonight is already the ‘Fullest Moon’ night here on the West Coast. Further East and in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia / New Zealand, Feb 23 is the Full Moon night.

 

As Above So Below, is the motto for cosmic alignment and Astrology.

Goes back to ancient mystery schools, and shows us how, not in a linear cause-effect relationship but rather synchronistically and in a mirror effect, different dimensions interrelate. Holograms, fractals, sacred geometry…. all of that cool stuff that naturally teaches us that all is connected, nothing ever was separate.

With it comes the notion to align consciously with patterns and cycles, to go into coherence rather than resisting and ‘struggling’.

Being ‘in the wave’, so to say, rather than experiencing ourselves as ‘a separate particle’ 🙂

 

Why am I writing about this general stuff?

For one thing, this is why I’m so fulfilled with offering what I do, to support more alignment, with ease and cosmically sustained energy in you, and through you with your influence in the world.

We’ve come a long way in the last decades, in acknowledging and re-embracing these ‘natural laws’ again. When I was younger, I felt quite ‘fringy’ with what I knew to be true, and didn’t feel very free to fully express and share it with others.

Thank Goddess, I was called to go with a big transformation that brought me here, to serve and inspire from this place.

 

And, it’s timely: The upcoming Full Moon, with the Moon in Virgo and the Sun in Pisces is all about ‘Sacred Alignment.
Under JUPITER / North Node in VIRGO these months and esp. weeks (very strong again at the PISCES Solar Eclipse on March 8) it seems like problems and issues are under a magnifying glass. It gets bigger so that we can see them for what’s really going on, resolve what needs to be ‘fixed’ and realigned, but also gain perspective, and outgrow our sense of imperfection, inadequacy, the inner critic…

VIRGO thrives on alignment and self-containment, discernment, loves wellness practices, recipes and remedies. And it’s important to heal low vibrational VIRGO (“never good enough, always problems”) with higher VIRGO vibes.

  • What is your Body Temple showing you?
  • What can you do (with joy and awareness) to help and serve others, and make the world a better place? Maybe in the service lays your own healing?
  • What needs physical cleaning / clearing / organizing in your life (how about starting with a small realm, like: the desk?). The present VIR – PI FULL MOON, after the CHINESE NEW YEAR momentum helps with clearing clutter and reorganizing things so that the Chi can flow more smoothly (and you know where things are J ).
  • What are you grateful for? Even (and maybe esp.) those ‘small’ things (VIRGO).

 

Well, here’s a literal JUPITERIAN gratitude story I’d love to share with you:

On Feb 8, the day of the last New Moon in AQ, it happened to be a very clear, crisp night (rare these days!), and our Astro 404 (Transits) groups that had in our 8-week journey reached the transits of JUPITER that eve. A week prior, an Astrology / Astronomy buff friend of mine, Stephen Courtin, had offered for us to take a look through his telescope, up on Mt. Tolmie in Victoria. Everything conspired (well, the wind was chilly, but there were cars to retreat to), and we seized the night, and were blessed with views of JUPITER and 4 of its Moons (!), but also (a big gift for me) SIRIUS, in bright ‘unreal blue’ radiance. Sirius is the star sacred to the Egyptian Goddess Isis. Check out this beautiful blog: http://isiopolis.com/2012/07/21/isis-sirius-and-the-dog-days-of-summer/ and find Sirius in the evening sky, ‘left’ to Orion’s belt.

Moreover, the following week (last Monday), Stephen visited our 404 group (with SATURN then), and showed us his cool invention: The Ecliptic Calendar that clearly maps the constellations in the Ecliptic, and in relation to the Zodiac, plus the 20 brightest stars. Here is a scan of the laminated map that Stephen gave me, just to give you an idea. I can show the whole map to you if you come for a session on to a group.

 

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Ecliptic Calendar with 20 Brightest Stars, by Stephen Courtin.

 

Very VIRGO (precision) and PISCES (cosmic)!

Stephen can in ‘calendar fashion’ create a star map of the positions of Sun, Moon, and Solar System Planets, at any given day, as seen in the heavens. A great complement to the traditional astrological circular map where we also chart houses and aspects. I believe Stephen would also create laminated EC maps for your birth chart – awesome!
Big gratitude again, Stephen, for sharing your gifts and resources so generously with us!

 

So what’s with the ‘traditional’ Astro map of the FULL MOON, you may ask? Voila!

 

VIR - PI FM 2016

 

Now, that’s a whole lot of VIRGO and PISCES!

 

On the VIRGO side of the ‘equation’:

The MOON (from 3:24 am PST today Monday Feb 22 on), JUPITER, and the Lunar North Node. They have been in close alignment since end of December, from March on this alignment will ‘widen’ since JUPITER moves faster retro than the Nodes. June will be another month of ‘close encounter’, and JUPITER will pass the North Node on June 25. So the whole 1st half of 2016 is influenced by this union. And the MOON (exactly: after the FULL MOON, on Tue Feb 23) highlights it.

What are we talking about here?
The magnified (JUPITER) incentive (North Node) to

  • Be in body-mind-spirit alignment, good health, well-being and conscious practice,
  • Be mindful, aware and self-aware,
  • Take care of business, organize, clear and clean,
  • Help yourself (VIR is a big fan of DiY, and there is so much info online now too, re: How to)
  • Help others – because you can. Maybe ‘simple’, ‘small’ acts of service – they can be a big deal for them, and so rewarding.

 

And now let’s hear it for PISCES:

The SUN – nearing NEPTUNE (their union will be exact next Sunday Feb 28) – opposite the FULL MOON:
What does Unity Consciousness respond to all this?

Yes, we know from the AQ – PI cusp that ‘we’re all in this together’. As we immerse fully into the PISCEAN field there is just energy, a ‘quantum soup’ you may say. Can be overwhelming and chaotic, for the individual small self. The invitation is to experience and furthermore merge in the field of Oneness.

What does that require (asks VIRGO)? Maybe dropping resistance and separation, and, rather than putting up boundaries against the ‘tsunami of energy’ swimming into a field of resonance, or, allowing the energy to leave us (since as sensitive souls we tend to take things in and they sit and stick there, and possibly contaminate our inner environment).

The PISCES SUN, after having ‘hooked up’ with NEPTUNE (on Feb 28) will approach CHIRON (exact union on March 10 – and it will be a signature of the NEW MOON / TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE of March 8).

 

VIRGO MOON / JUPITER / North Node, and PISCES SUN / NEPTUNE / CHIRON / South Node create pulls on both sides of the Earth, and those of us with SUN / MOON / AC / Planets in VI, PI, or both will experience the (apparent) dilemma of…

 

VIRGO <-> PISCES:

Doing, Working, Helping <-> Being / Relaxing, Receiving, Asking

Perfection <-> Ease

Practicality <-> Creativity

Problems, Anxiety, Worry <-> Let-go, Forgiveness

Precision <-> Randomness

Discernment <-> Allowing

Skills, Crafts <-> Art, Music, Dance, Inspiration

Hands (ruled by VI) <-> Feet (ruled by PI)

Remedies, Recipes <-> Medicine

…and asks us to strike a balance that creates synergy between the ‘2 sides of the coin’.

 

What does all that mean, and how can we be in natural alignment with the cosmic ‘weather’?

Let’s again look at both sides, and their bridging:

 

On the MOON side:

MOON and JUPITER / North Node in VIRGO:

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Virgo, and Mercury, by Johfra Bosschart

 

 VIRGO is the energy of the harvest goddess and priestess who is clear and aligned with her sacred Self which she keeps in integrity.

VIRGO practices self-awareness (the energy of the Leo-to-Virgo Sphinx Point), and tends to ‘her’ body-mind-spirit temple through clearing, discernment, sacred practice, such as ceremony and ritual.

Which in our practical daily life means: a body / health / wellness / nutrition practice and lifestyle. A healthy body in a healthy spirit.

  • Is there a practice you can adopt right now that would benefit your well-being (something simple and self-sufficient that’s not a big deal, like walks, Yoga, exercise, getting more regularly fresh air)?
  • Which ‘recipes and remedies’ would your inner caring and wise one (MOON / JUPITER) prescribe? Like: adding / removing something from your diet, sleep, work style and hours, certain practices that make you overall happier and healthier?
  • Is there something is ripe and ready now to be harvested, as in: let go of?
  • Maybe it’s ‘all good’ if we can be ‘in the world’ (VIR) but ‘not of the world’ (PI)?

  

On the SUN side:

SUN / NEPTUNE, and CHIRON / South Node in PISCES:

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Big wave surfer Maya Gabeira – Adventurous example of the PI and VIR balance

 

The bigger, longer lasting, and more transpersonal influence of NEPTUNE (2012 – 2026) and CHIRON (2010 – 2018) in PISCES is now (yearly) highlighted by the SUN which brings Solar consciousness to these themes:

ONEness and interconnectedness of ALL – which can, for our separate identity, be overwhelming, confusing, make us vulnerable – or make us want to escape, be ‘addicted’ to ‘the state of bliss and union’, etc.

I guess you get the picture, and examples are everywhere, incl. the constant influx of media (also ruled by PISCES).

The SUN now in PI brings yearly consciousness to NEPTUNE – whoa, this really IS immense!

  • Have you been feeling overwhelmed by all kinds of influences and energies that are ‘streaming in and through’?
  • Maybe you have a very vivid dream life, maybe you don’t want to face it all?
  • How about this: The way ‘out’ is the way ‘IN’ – to surrender and trust in being carried by What-IS?

 

So much is coming together now… Allow it, and  allow yourself to BE. Maybe that means letting go of, forgiving, releasing something or some ‘disappointment’, ‘illusion’, etc. from the area of life related to PI in your chart.

 

CHIRON will be met by the SUN (a yearly event) on March 10. The upcoming FULL MOON tomorrow, and even more so the SOLAR ECLIPSE NEW MOON on March 8 catalyze that theme:

The ‘Medicine Wo/Man CHIRON’ shows that the ‘wound’ carries the medicine, and certain processes in life (esp. round age 50, at our CHIRON return) bring up old / original wounds as an initiation for intrinsic healing and as a deep teaching to us and others around us.

 

Chiron

Nowa-years with CHIRON in PI, when we dive in, and experience our oneness with life we can relax, and let go of the idea of separation and even adversarial ‘you over there’, and we are re-connected with life. Where is the enemy, the victim, the perpetrator, the saviour? The ‘healing’ and ‘teaching’ can simply lay in letting go.

This oneness with what-IS allows us also to let things ‘go through us’ as energy, rather than having them stick to us, or sit in our field. Just as we have taken it IN (PI is ‘famous’ for taking a lot IN) we are invited to breathe or otherwise release it OUT. Maybe no need to ‘do anything with it’ (i.e. analyze and work on it…).

Music, dance, Yoga, Qi Gong, being with or IN water is natural therapy for this kind of release.

‘Wounding’ nowadays for many of us equals overwhelm of influences (CHIRON in PI), and unreleased energies. 

 

CHIRON in PISCES on the ‘opposite side’ of VIRGO yet representing the ONE, shows that it’s all related. When we drop into resonance and love we open up we ARE what we see on the outside / ‘over there’ in ‘them’ has to do with us too. And – maybe in a place of vulnerability – , we ask for help, drop resistance, let go, and let God.

 

Many people become more and more sensitive. I hear that from many clients, and experience it myself.

As an ‘energetic hygiene’ and clearing of what we have taken IN, I recommend a very effective Visualization Practice that I adopted from my friend and Satsang teacher Susan Broznitsky. Thanks so much, Susan!

I posted it before on Astro~News, and also showed it to clients directly. Many people asked me about it, and gave feedback that it works – almost immediately.

So here it is again, apropos CHIRON / South Node in PI.

Visualizations are also perfect for SATURN in SAG.

 

Another way of releasing is Forgiveness Writing Practice.

Last year, I came across a process that is intense but very liberating (also helps the process of MARS now at the end of SCO where it’s been stirring so much up for us, moving into liberating SAG on March 5!). There is a lot of writing involved with this one. Excellent to start it after the Full Moon, in the waning phase – green light from tomorrow on already.

 

Here are these two useful Tools & Resources for Release of Stuck Energy, and for Forgiveness.

Try them on, and feel free to pass them on.

 

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1) Releasing Stuck Energy – Visualization Practice

…and yes, as we are doing the practice, we extend it into the field of Planet Earth…

We all carry energy around that we picked up somewhere, and that’s sitting in us. What we can’t release can become toxic (low PI vibration).

It can be quite frustrating to feel or sense those things that are not directly ours (yet in a bigger sense they are ours too…).

We might have picked things up from other people or from the collective field, through resonance and empathy, and / or by being in a low and receptive vibration (like feeling angry, and docking on to the anger around us).

As empaths, and when we have a lot of PISCES in us we tend to take a lot IN, and need to make sure we release it too.

 

Close your eyes, and sit (or stand) upright.

Visualize your energy body that’s you and surrounds you as a beautiful temple, or cathedral, or garden, or any sacred space that speaks to you. Create or remember that sacred space vividly, in front of your inner eye.

Now locate where in your body, esp. in which Chakra area you have taken something in that’s still ‘sitting there’ and might feel like a blockage.

Realize and acknowledge that you must have opened up doors of your sacred space to let ‘it’ in, probably in front of your body when you were facing ‘it’.

Now you are invited to go to the back of your body in that same area, and open the doors or windows there (maybe they have never been opened? Or you weren’t aware that you can do this even?)!

Now allow the stuck energy to leave your space, blessed and transformed – since it is a sacred space. With ease and accompanied by the light. Hold space for this process. You may experience a light ray coming in from the back where you open the door / window, helping the energy to leave on this light ray.

Your experience is unique, and might have a message for you too!

How do you feel now?

You can do this practice when you notice having taken something in that kicks you off balance, and also in hindsight, even after years of ‘cultivating’ something in you. I’m not saying, do it all the time, to avoid any discomfort… but as a tool to work with, so that the energy can flow.

This is a great tool (well, I like it, and the clients whom I have shown it to) that is easy, can be done anywhere, without even anyone noticing. 🙂

 

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2) Forgiveness – Writing Practice

I came across this one last year, online. See how it resonates. Release and forgiveness is great after the FULL MOON.

Like myself, you might start with it enthusiastically, and then get wrapped up in other things the next days. Forgive yourself, and continue.

See what comes up when you give up or find excuses.

See what the process shows you!

You might or might not feel the forgiveness right away when you write it. See how that moves.

Yes, when we release and forgive (PISCES), the space that the non-forgiveness filled up can be opened up for other, more healthy and loving manifestations.

 

“SEVEN DAY FORGIVENESS PROCESS  by Gary Douglas (adjusted / edited by Melanie L.):

As you begin this process, acknowledge your personal connection to Divine Presence. Your first step is to write down everything you want to manifest in your reality on all levels, physical, mental, spiritual, emotional.

BE VERY CLEAR BE VERY SPECIFIC. Write it in the ‘NOW’. Fill several pages – list all your goals, desires, dreams and wants. BE OUTRAGEOUS!

Give thanks for receiving them. Release them into the universe as done!

Next, begin the FORGIVENESS PROCESS.

Write one statement 77 times each day, along with your response; you can do half in the AM and half in the PM, or all at the same time.

You are releasing a tremendous energy as you process these issues. Be kind to yourself and know healing is taking place. Since you are releasing layer upon layer of energy and nature abhors a vacuum, your goals, desires, dreams and wants will manifest in this new clear space.

REALIZE THE POWER OF THIS FORGIVENESS PROCESS.

Write each statement 77 times and your response… even if the response is the same each time, keep writing it, don’t judge… just write what comes up.

1st day: “I forgive others for hurting me………………… your 77 situations” (Example: I forgive my friend… for speaking badly about me … – be concrete!)

2nd day: “I forgive myself for hurting others……………. your 77 situations”

3rd day: “I forgive others for letting me hurt them……… your 77 situations”

4th day: “I forgive myself for letting others hurt me……. your 77 situations”

5th day: “I forgive myself for hurting myself……….…… your 77 situations”

6th day and 7th day: Pick the statement or issue that seems to have the most charge, or repeat the day # 5 exercise for these remaining two days.

Be sure you write each statement and response 77 times per day for 7 days.

BE OPEN TO WONDERFUL MIRACLES TO HAPPEN BECAUSE THEY WILL.

Love and acknowledge yourself for having the courage to do this FORGIVENESS PROCESS.”

How was that? How’s it going with these practices?

 

In a wider, unifying, PISCEAN way, it all IS ONE already. Nothing needs to be done or perfected.

However, since we are embodied here in our physical temple (says VIRGO), we can bring universal energy into everyday experience, and everyone benefits.

Through sacred practice and concrete support with our tools, by connecting in the Quantum field of infinite possibilities and pure potentiality, by sending love and blessings, and with the focus on SATURN in SAG: by checking in on the intentions we hold and what we focus on, and SEE. Taking our ‘blinders’ down can open the path to new opportunities.

 

In summary:

The VIRGO – PISCES FULL MOON & Entourage calls us to be in Sacred Alignment, AND in Oneness with What-IS.

 

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Spontaneous AND perfect Zen brush painting of an Ouroboros, the mysterious and also alchemical winged serpent that bites its own tail. Very PISCES – VIRGO – if anything! 

 

 

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

 

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