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VENUS enters LEO (July 27 – Aug 21): Love Yourself & Show Your Love!

16 Jul

Boom – here comes the not-to-be-missed Summer Glory of VENUS in LEO!

Quite the fiery end-of-July week – no boredom:

  • The SUN enters its glow-rious LEO domain on July 22 – Bring on the Summer heat!
  • MARS in fiery LEO goes into Fire Trine with JUPITER retro / stationary in SAG, on July 25 – Lots of energy for passion and adventure – caramba!
  • And: Lady VENUS enters the LEO domain on July 27 – meowy roarrr!

Celebrate, Let your Hair down, Show your Mane, and most of all: 
Live Life Lovingly!

 

What’d got to show us?
Your LEOnine side will be quite the radiant magnet these weeks!

Don’t be shy, SHINE!

Show Time, Glow & Glamour Time… and foremost: Show your LOVE!

 

Rather than… being in the low vibrationall compensations of: being too self enamored, narcissistic, a high maintenance / spoiled brat / diva (the shadow sides of LEO that everyone else BUT the LEO sees, hilarious actually…).

VENUS will be in LEO until Aug 21, adding to the Summer Radiance, and a good balance to the otherwise quite retro & introspective Summer (Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto are all already / soon retro). 

 

What’s ‘she’ up to, during her ‘cat walk’?
Whom / which other Archetypes does ‘she’ go into contact with, sizzlingly so, while in LEO?

 

JULY 27
VENUS enters LEO (until Aug 21).
Warm Summer Radiance from the Heart Attracts!

 

JULY 31
The almost-New MOON (6 1/2 hrs before the New Moon) in LEO meets VENUS ‘Morning Star’.
Sweet and sparkling Celebration of Life & Love.

 

AUG 1
VENUS in Fire Trine with CHIRON retro in AR.
A New Love?
A fresh way of being authentically present from the inside-out (CHIRON retro in ARIES), self-loving / life-loving (VENUS in LEO), naturally brilliant and magnetic.

 

AUG 2
VENUS square URANUS in TAU.
No room for old sticky attachments.
Set yourself free, and love yourself. Set your Heart on Fire!

 

AUG 8
VENUS in Fire Trine with JUPITER retro / stationary in SAG.
Go all out, and radiate generously. What a time to en-joy Life and be on a Summer adventure!
Yet you know it’s all a reflection of Self Love.

 

AUG 9
VENUS quincunx SATURN retro / the South Node in CAP.
Can you be done with working so hard to be acknowledged and loved, and start with a healthy dose of Self Love? It’s your life. Live the Love!
The radiant, creative, loving Divine Feminine and Inner Goddess attracts without needing to prove anything!

 

AUG 11 
VENUS quincunx with (‘her’ higher octave) NEPTUNE retro in PI:
A Love Affair with the Universe. Don’t take things too purrrsonally. Love is letting go, and letting BE. Tune into the Divine Feminine & Universal Love.

 

AUG 13
VENUS meets the SUN in LEO, and goes quincunx PLUTO retro in CAP:
Dedicate your Love to the Well-Being of All. Find Soul Love that never gets old, and isn’t even time-bound. You are the One Love. Yours to radiate.

 

AUG 21
VENUS crosses over the ‘Sphinx Point’ into VIR (there until Sept 14):
From the Queen to the Priestess. Bringing our Love into Service and Alignment.

 

 

VENUS in LEO attracts and magnetizes what relates to Self Expression. 
Which you can access most easily via the area of life related to LEO in your chart:

 

1st House:
How you show up. Show your Colours and BE Yourself!
You attract reflections of your radiant Nature.

2nd House:
What you have and value – Your creativity, warmth and confidence are attractive gifts!

3rd House:
Your environment – Your Pride is nearby!

4th House:
Your home – The Heart and Inner Child call you Home!

5th House:
Your creativity – You’re the HEART-ist!

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

7th House:
Your significant others – Artists and actors? Narcissists? Big kids? Truly creative and naturally confident ones? Check out what types of people you attract.

8th House:
Your deep involvement and transformations – perhaps from emotional attachment into pure Love?

9th House:
Your travels and worldviews – Travel in style – or ‘simply’ where you can play and have fun! Learn about the nature of Self.

10th House:
Your calling and purpose – is Love & Being Loved!

11th House:
Your community – Not afraid to show themselves.

12th House:
Your oneness with ALL – the Real Love of he Self-in-All

 

This is to a Heart-fully passionate and creative month with VENUS in LEO!
En-JOY!

 

Check out the Astro Experiences & Creations in the next while – cooked up with Love: 

  • Astro~Archetypes Summer Immersion, starts AUG 1, right after the LEO New Moon!
  • Medicine Horses & Astrology Gathering @ Chiron Medicine Horses in Coombs BC in early / mid August, date tbc – stay tuned for a FB event page. Here’s a link to the one from last year.
  • EmBody Astrology in Nature wants to be created and shared again in August. Here’s a link to the recent meeting on July 11 as a model.
  • Jupiter Journaling Journey, planned for August / Sept too –
    I keep you posted on my FB page.

You’re welcome to join us!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your Inner ‘COSMIC COMPASS’.

My Invitation

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

Maybe it’s time to fully benefit from a 3- or 5- sessions coaching sequence?
Very much apropos SATURN / PLUTO in CAP – assisting you to bring out Your Best through transformation, and ‘uplevelling’ of your experience and expression.

Just email me (licht@islandnet.com) if you’d like to discuss options.

 

August is the anniversary month of the start of my Astrology practice in 2000 – 19 years ago!
Celebrating with you with the annual Client Appreciation Month Offer – the longer you’ve been my client the higher the discount – from 11 – 33% – for private sessions. Come on over, for a tune-up!

 

Please find upcoming Astrology workshops, classes, Parlours, EmBody Astrology (again in August) where we express & emBody freely what shows up, as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. videos, on my FB Page:

Astrology for Self Realization.
Welcome!

 

 

 

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MERCURY enters VIRGO (Sept 5 – 21): Harvest Time & Working out Practicalities

3 Sep

Golden Boy’ with wheat sheaves (very Mercury in Virgo) and torch (hmm, also Promethean), on top of the MB Legislature in Winnipeg.

After a super loooong phase in LEO (since June 28), incl. the retro phase (July 25 – Aug 18), MERCURY will bode the Lion farewell, and step on Sept 5 over the ‘Sphinx Point’ into VIRGO – one of its natural domains (next to GEMINI).

First things first: 
MERCURY in late LEO is now out of the post-retro ‘storm’, and post-retro shadow phase for MERCURY – since Sept 2.

A good phase, also in combination with the waning MOON, to process the whole LEO phase since July, when it comes to Self, Love, and: Self Love – and how Spirit / Consciousness and the Heart are the fuel, and in charge.

When MERCURY moves into VIRGO, on Sept 5 – while the SUN is also in VIRGO it’s an excellent phase (only until Sept 21) 

  • to start a health / wellness routine  – would be great with the VIRGO New MOON on 09 / 09. 
  •  for ‘Harvest Time’.
    What have you created in the Summer
    (or over longer time) that’s now ready to be ‘harvested’ (also apropos stationary SATURN – will go direct on Sept 6)?
    Do an inventory, sort things out…
    How can they be 
    utilized, or brought to the market to serve others?
     
  • for working out practicalities, logistics, and yes: for making plans!

 

 

© 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!

 

 

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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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.

AUGUST is Client Appreciation Month, at the occasion of the 18th anniversary of my Astrology practice!
Come on over, or let’s meet online, for a substantially discounted Astro session (11% – 22% – 33%, depending on how long you’ve been my client). And let your friends know!

 

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.
Our intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

 

Sphinx Point Week and Day (Aug 22): Love & Know Thyself!

21 Aug

Dear Astro Friends,

You sense it, you know it…
The Summer SUN will make a move this week (exactly on Wed AUG 22 at 9:09 pm PDT) – into VIRGO, the last month of the season – Harvest Time!

 

Peasant Woman Binding Wheat Sheaves – Painting by Vincent Van Gogh

 

What’s the SPHINX POINT got to do with it?
And what’s it all about?

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

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.

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


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’s 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 and Mercury – Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

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’, and Heaven to Earth.
Clearly a (necessary, next level) ‘humbling’ effect in VIR after glorious and sometimes bombastic LEO.

In the seasons / yearly cycle it’s the time when Summer play time turns into ‘back to school / work’, and when harvest work begins.
In human development LEO – VIR is the phase from adolescence (show time, party time, being seen and popular, having 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?

 

Blessings for our Transition into Self Aware VIRGO!

 

 

© 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.

AUGUST is Client Appreciation Month, at the occasion of the 18th anniversary of my Astrology practice!
Come on over, or let’s meet online, for a substantially discounted Astro session (11% – 22% – 33%, depending on how long you’ve been my client). And let your friends know!

 

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.
Our intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

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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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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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VENUS crosses the ‘SPHINX Point’, into VIRGO :: Inner Sacred Feminine in the Temple of Wholeness

19 Sep

VENUS crosses the ‘Sphinx Point’, and enters VIRGO today Sept 19 (day of the VIRGO New Moon 2017), for a journey in the sign of the Sacred Feminine until Oct 14.

VENUS in VIR will soon (can you feel it already?)

  • oppose NEPTUNE retro in PI on Sept 29.
  • Then, VENUS will go into grounding trine with stationary PLUTO in CAP on Oct 3
  • meet and pass MARS in VIR on Oct 5 (also the Full Moon day!),
  • square SATURN in SAG on Oct 8,
  • oppose CHIRON  retro in PI on Oct 10 (when JUPITER enters SCO), and
  • quincunx URANUS retro in AR on Oct 11.

 

Johfra Bosschart: Virgo, Ruled by Mercury

 

Inner Sacred Feminine in the Temple of Wholeness

We just boded VENUS farewell in LEO where ‘she’ has been his Summer since Aug 25. Another unusually hot Summer  here in BC Canada – too hot and fiery in the forests and in the land!
On the positive note, I trust your inner journey has shown what brings YOU true joy, from the inside out!
VENUS also connected on Sept 16 with the North Node of the Moon (which is in LEO Apr 2017 – Nov 2018) – YOU are # 1 in your life. Radiating from the Heart is the way to go, and be creative from (rather than loosing energy over watching other people’s show and drama). 

 

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VENUS enters VIRGO today Sept 19, to travel through this energy of initiation, purity, alignment, practice, service, from our intrinsic value/s until Oct 14.

The VIR side shows us that we don’t ‘need’ private one-on-one relationships out of feeling incomplete or ‘not good enough’ without them. What matters primarily is our wholeness, in alignment with spirit and soul. We offer our skills and service from that place. ‘Work relationships’ in this sense are fulfilling too.
VENUS on the ‘Sphinx Point’ initiates us into self-awareness, integrity, and service.

As MARS, MERCURY, the SUN, and these days also the dark-before-New MOON are all in VIRGO too, now joined by VENUS, we can enjoy getting things done, cleared, and organized.
We are drawn to develop healthy, productive habits (VENUS in VIR), and to build relationships, based on these values. Which hopefully also means: We don’t have to do it all ourselves! VIR can be so self contained and d.i.y. oriented – partially out of integrity, partially out of perfectionism, or even angst…
VENUS’s charm and pleasant energy brings a good balance to the frustrated and angry MERCURY / MARS energy in VIR we have seen on the weekend – which hopefully helped you though to speak up for what does and what doesn’t work for YOU!

With VENUS having gone through LEO we can more fully value ourselves and attract from there, yet also know that what we attract is a reflection of aspects (incl. projected shadow aspects) of ourselves.
VENUS opposing NEPTUNE on Sept 29 shows us, “there’s only one of us here”, in the ‘field’.

Giving off loving vibes (VENUS – NEPTUNE) makes diplomacy and considerate win-win negotiation and coordination with others easier, and it will be better received. Of course, the LIBRA SUN from Fri (Sept 22) on supports that too.
Hmmm, and so many choices, or so many people and interests to coordinate and balance, says also JUPITER in LIBRA (until it crosses over the ‘Tipping Point’ into SCO, on Oct 10 – choiceless choice??!).
And remember: The ‘deal’ doesn’t have to be ‘perfect’.

You may say: VENUS is considered ‘in Fall’ in VIR (‘she’ is exalted in PI) – what’s with that?
This too only illustrates and warns us of the shadow and ‘low grade’ VENUS in VIR:
Pleasing because of inner inadequacy, self-critical tendencies, and a need to fabricate perfection. What helps with this is the upcoming trine of VENUS in VIR with PLUTO in mid-CAP (which has a TAURUS undertone – TAU, as LIBRA are both ruled by VENUS):
As we live from essence, that is incorruptible, we are naturally empowered to not buy into those old personal and historic stories and conditioning anymore, and rather value one’s wholistic inner sacred Feminine.
The Sabian Symbol of the PLUTO station is quite telling too (more about this in the PLUTO Direct blog, closer to Sept 28, and a hint about it also in the VIR New Moon Blog – stay tuned).

Our work and practice is our temple, and so is our body. Let’s treat them with reverence, and begin every day and every new act of service as if we entered a sacred space.

VIRGO’s journey is an alignment of the human self with cosmic consciousness, through awareness, spiritual practice, and acts of service.

The New MOON – esoteric ruler of VIRGO – Sacred Feminine / Priestess / Virgin / Mother Mary, and Harvest Goddesses /– welcomes VENUS into VIRGO today Sept 19 / 20.

All of us are called to do our sacred work and practice, in this Body-Temple and Temple of the Here-Now. And to harvest its fruits, in inner fulfillment.

 

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Neptune, as seen by the Hubble Telescope

VENUS will oppose NEPTUNE retro in PI on Sept 29.
It can show up as a dilemma (opp) between our love for ‘doing the work’ (VENUS in VIR), and receiving, surrendering, relaxing, just being (NEPTUNE in PI).

NEPTUNE is also the ‘higher octave’ of VENUS, a universal loving-beingness. So let’s allow it to reach us, and allow ourselves to reach others and meet life from this space.

Working in the ‘field’ (as in: quantum field), and helping from a loving place where energy streams is a beautiful way of being with this tension.

 

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On Oct 3, VENUS in VIR will go into Earth trine with PLUTO in CAP, which has a stabilizing effect, esp. for relationships and work projects that have integrity.

By the way, ever since New Horizons showed us photos of PLUTO from the ‘Close Encounter’ fly-by in July 2016, we never look at the far-out heavenly body and  Astro Archetype the same. Love is Power! ❤

 

Hubble Mars

Mars (Hubble Space Telescope)

On October 5, VENUS will catch up, unite with MARS in VIRGO, and finally pass ‘him’.
MARS has been ahead of VENUS in the last months. VENUS in ARIES almost passed MARS early March, but then went retro to RE-new herself and her inner ‘values and vows’ in PISCES. In the meantime the ‘Warrior Planet’ MARS stormed ahead… and we’ve seen a lot of evidence for its presence. Not much evidence for the fine art of diplomacy…

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

Oct 5 will be also the day of the ARIES (ruled by MARS) – LIBRA (ruled by VENUS) Full Moon! Balance (FM) and Union (VENUS / MARS) of Feminine and Masculine. Calling us to show up as the Warriors of LOVE!

 

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On Oct 8, VENUS in late VIR squares SATURN in late SAG:
Here we are called to discern what serves and is healthy (VIR) and to say NO (SATURN) to certain offers and directions (SAG) – esp. the ones that are too good to be true and real (SATURN in SAG), so that we can say YES to other engagement that we are aligned with (VIR).
When such a challenge arises which might feel like a rejection / limitation ask yourself: What’s the initiation here? It might feel like a test – but hey, be the tester too!

 

In ‘her’ finale in VIRGO, VENUS will oppose CHIRON retro in PISCES on Oct 10 (the day JUPITER will enter SCORPIO!), and go into quincunx with URANUS retro in ARIES on Oct 11.
‘Healing’ is at least as much about connecting in resonance, and knowing what it’s like or at least tune in, with a loving heart, as it is about ‘doing the right thing’ for the other as for oneself.  LOVE Heals!
And loving healing liberates. We’re all in this together. “You are another me”!
In Lak’ech Ala K’in! ❤

More about the JUPITER SHIFT in one of the next ASTRO~NEWS Blogs, of course.

Lots of VENUSian activations in early October!
Let’s bring LOVE to everything we do, and how we show up!

Blessings for the month with VENUS in VIRGO!
May the inner Priestess-in-Wholeness be our muse and mentor.

 

Would you like to explore the FALL 2017 Astro Weather, in a circle, and as it shows up in YOUR life? 
Come join us in the Fall 2017 Astro Parlour, next Tue Sept 26!
Here is the FB Event. All welcome, and online participation possible.

 

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

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

MARS crosses the ‘Sphinx Point’ and enters VIRGO on Sept 5 (until Oct 22): Strength in Service

5 Sep

Here comes a hopefully helpful shift, from FIERY LEO to EARTHY VIRGO, to ground the super charged HEAT of the SUMMER!

MARS has been travelling close to the SUN since July, culminating with both in hot LEO end of July to end of August.
What a HOT Summer, energetically and literally…  incl. record breaking wild fires in British Columbia. The smoke from the interior traveled over hundreds of km, and even reached Vancouver Island early August to linger here for a week. Exposing us to just a glimpse of what it must be like to be directly traumatically affected, evacuated, and loosing everything…
Fire has gone wild, and climate change brings extreme temperatures to continental and insular regions alike.
We’re all in this together, says the AQ – PI ‘counterpart’ of LEO – VIR. The AQ Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse on Aug 7 was there, and the PI Full Moon with NEPTUNE on Sept 6 will be there.
This interdependence can be overwhelming (SOO much coming together now, and all seems connected). Group / humanity coherence can be the healing agent, for whatever can be averted or alleviated, or collectively surrendered to.

How can we individually cope, or better: work with this energy?
A question for VIRGO and MARS.
VIRGO initiates  us into healthy practice.  MARS will be in VIR from Sept 5 until Oct 22 – a good long apprenticeship time, to put love and competence into service.

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Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card IX

STRENGTH, and working with what we LOVE, are key assignments / alignments.

What is real Strength, and Self-Control?

Here is an excerpt of the Voyager Tarot book for XI Strength says it all::

“As Leo the Lion, symbolic of rulership, Strength represents the law of self-dominion. Strength is the free and controlled total expression of your being.

As symbolized by the headrest Shu – Egyptian god of the air who brought order out of chaos – maintain dominion over your mind.

The pool of fiery water symbolizes your emotional control. The hand on the lion’s face represents dominion over your physical and animal lusts and appetites. The Parthenon is a symbol of your mastery over your worldly life.

Your supportive, non-possessive hands represent the freedom of expression you give to your attributes. Like the singing bird and blossoming flower, don’t be afraid to declare yourself and show your colours. Have the courage of the lion to be yourself.

Like the half-human, half-animal face, you can put on many masks, Be versatile, a player of many roles. As the fragile but strong egg and butterfly, express yourself in the yin and yang. Strength is living in full accord with the undiluted multiplicity of your spirit.”

 

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

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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