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Cuspy VIRGO – PISCES SuperMOON (Feb 19): Wholeness in Oneness

17 Feb

Dear Astro~News Reader,

Full Moon over the Mountains during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb 13, 2014. Credit: Odd Andersen /AFP/Getty Images)

 

Feeling the energy building?
She’s coming!
Special in so many ways:

 

  • The Biggest SuperMOON of the year is ‘on the horizon’ – literally:
    Hope we can see her in her glory in the morning hours before MOONset on Tue Feb 19, here from the West Coast perspective.
    The BIG Full Moon will be exact at 7:54 am PST (after Moonset / Sunrise).

 

  • It’s also quite unique astronomically since the MOON will appear throughout the night very close to Regulus, the Royal Star, and brightest one in the constellation LEO.

 

  • Astrologically, LUNA will be just over the ‘Sphinx Point’ cusp, on the 1st degree of VIRGO while the SUN will be on the first degree / day of PISCES:
    A Lunar Call to be in Self Awareness (LEO / VIR) –
    Who am I, what works for me, and how can I be of service to the whole, let AQ / PI Solar Consciousness shed on Community / Humanity, and bridge ‘both sides’ Me and Us All.

 

  • CHIRON the Centaur turned Warrior.

    The SuperSuper FULL MOON on Feb 19 ‘delivers’ and catalyzes CHIRON into ARIES, on the eve of the FM, Feb 18:

    …which brings themes for the next 8 years, such as:
    * Healing through showing up for ourselves, with bold, courageous action, or ‘simply’: Through emerging from the collective cocoon, and being fully present as ourselves.
    * Emergence of new Movements, societally and spiritually, for Waking up & Showing up!
    * Emergency to step into action, re: Climate and other urgent issues.
    A very cuspy & mutable Full Moon (see FM chart below): 

    So much in flux, and lots of shifts happening (incl. CHIRON entering ARIES, and URANUS going into TAURUS) – we better adapt and renew too.

 

  • The last Full Moon in WINTER 2018 / 19 (after the Winter Solstice FM on Dec 22, and the Total Lunar Eclipse FM on Jan 20 / 21) – the next Full Moon on March 20 will be just 4 hrs after the Spring Equinox!

 

  • The last Full Moon in the retro-free zone – no Planets retrograde between Jan 6 when URANUS went direct, and March 5 when MERCURY goes retro.

 

As with every Full Moon, and esp. with this SuperSuperMOON, it can be a very emotional phase, as things come to Fruition (think: Full Moon – Harvest Moon, and VIRGO), to be released (a la PISCES via the SUN plus MERCURY – soon retro – now close to NEPTUNE!).
Let’s allow it to BE (PI), and keep doing the practice (VIR) that keeps us healthy, whole, and connected, from which right action ‘in the world’ emerges naturally.

 

Neptune Rules Pisces
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

There’s a lot of planetary energy in PISCES in the Astro Weather – showing up for the Full Moon on Feb 19, and being led over into ARIES via CHIRON: Spring and New Life in Becoming!

 

The Full Moon in VIRGO on Feb 19 (see chart below) receives the reflection of the SUN freshly in PISCES, (the SUN will enter PI on Feb 18 at 3:04 pm PST), and MERCURY next to NEPTUNE in mid-PI, plus liberating LILITH in AQ surround the SUN.
What a cosmic tidal wave this can be, esp. mentally!
One thing leads to another, and all is interconnected.
Intensity and vulnerability through overwhelm and feeling lost….?

MERCURY in ‘exile’ in PI (ruling its opposite, organized VIR) can easily get overwhelmed and confused, since… all is connected.
And maybe ‘gone fishing’, meditating, or taking extra naps is the best way of allowing things to run their course and fall into place…

 

  • What’s the Medicine that PISCES offers, at this ‘grand finale’ and transition of CHIRON from PI to ARIES?
  • What’s the Practice that the VIRGO FULL MOON prescribes?

 

If you’re been feeling so much, and being sensitive to the collective energy, you’re not alone.
‘Their stuff?’ / Not yours?

Yes and no:
On a personal level, we don’t need to take in everyone’s woes, or critique their behaviour that we can’t change, and a healthy membrane is a good thing, like a well-functioning immune system. Good to take care of our own body-mind-spirit Temple, says VIRGO.


Yet energetically we’re all / all IS interwoven, connected, and ONE, in the flow of Life, shows PISCES – w
e’re spiritual Beings having a human experience. Something to take in and attune even more to, with MERCURY already and for a long time in in PI, plus soon to go retro (March 5 – 28).

 

You prob. heard the quote before: “Don’t sweat the small stuff – it’s all small stuff” (Very apropos VIRGO).
I disagree with the latter part. But it’s worth checking in whether a situation that upset us is actually ‘small stuff’ in the bigger context of things, and yet, why we feel it in such a BIG way? What’s the need behind it?

A spiritual teacher said:
“Do you experience the suffering (as a phenomenon that comes and goes) with compassion, or do you (as in: you personally) suffer the experience?”
And: “The Person has / is the Problem. Presence just IS.”

VIRGO represents the individualized Self, in that sense ‘the Person’ while PISCES represents Presence with / in / as Energy.
The VIRGO SuperSuper Moon calls us to be aware of what makes us feel / take things so personally even though it might be ‘just random’ / accidental / part of the human condition.
Not to over-analyze and re-affirm ‘the problem’, rather to simply be with it and watch it run its course…

 

Waves are coming in… – Photo by Melanie, Jan 2019

 

On the PISCES ‘side’ (which is an oxymoron, since PI is all-encompassing), some of us sentient and sensitive ones are very attuned to the ‘psychic weather’ / oceanic atmosphere around us.

Maybe we came with this gift (which can sometimes feel like a curse – a la CHIRON in PI over the last 8-9 years), or it was evoked early in life.

 

  • Can you, the empathic Person, avoid being drawn into everyone’s emotional field, and experiencing it as your own?
  • And what of that IS actually a reflection of you?
    The Sphinx Point Self Awareness and VIRGO discernment sure help.
  • Can you let go, release the need to do something with what happened, and allow things to be as they are?
  • Can you let people be who they are, rather than trying to do something about it? 
  • Have you noticed how your (PISCEAN) vibration actually changes them / the situation in a better way than your (VIR) need to ‘fix’ or ‘reform’ them?
  • How do you bring yourself, and what brings you back into alignment (VIR) with your true Soul Nature?


Things flow so much easier (PI), and the Universe ‘has our back’ when we’re true to ourselves.
Magic and synchronicities are our companions, life is more fun and joy, and we’re naturally led to do what we’re best at, and meet people on the way whom we resonate and co-create with.

Versus trying to be everything to everybody, bending over backwards, protecting your image and social status, and building up a fake persona, not wanting to loose face in the eyes of others, and being more perfect than you are, etc.
All of that takes so much energy, comes from the ego, and actually goes against what nature intended for us:
To be authentically ourselves.
HA – seems like CHIRON going into ARIES on the eve of the FM agrees wholeheartedly.

In this sense, more BEING in natural alignment, and less ego directed DOING (as a compensation mode) is what the Astro Doc prescribes, always, and esp. brought out by this VIRGO – PISCES Super FULL MOON.
Noticing and being aware (a VIRGO specialty) of what’s going on are the first steps to nature-ally re-align.

 

How does the VIRGO ‘Priestess’ and ‘Earth Angel’ in us show up in this?

 

Virgo and Mercury Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

Let’s be aware (VIR) and in a loving, open, neutral place (PI), with the washing up and out of old emotions, thoughts and vibrations.

Maybe even residues of the whole PISCES Age era, our connection with / in it and conditioning by it,  showing up via MERCURY (soon retro), in triple contact with NEPTUNE (Feb 18, March 24, Apr 2).
Hints: The Victim – Perpetrator – Saviour – Martyr dynamic…

HOW to (a VIRGO approach) release all THAT?
I hear VIRGO getting concerned…

Impossible to resolve it all with a ‘strategy’, ‘method’, or ‘fix’, or by analysis…

We can’t keep these collective-connective waves from coming.
But we can learn and practice surfing and navigating them skillfully
 (that’s where VIRGO comes in) and, rather than judging and resisting, BE with it all (PISCES) in a good vibration, and loving, heart-ful way.

 

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf.” (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

 

What are these themes are for You that are getting washed up – to be released?
They can be also seen in your chart – esp. where the VIRGO – PISCES axis is (houses, planets…).

Triple Goddess

Image:
Triple Goddess Maiden, Mother, Crone, with Waxing, Full, and Waning Moon, representing the stages of Womanhood

We can expose ourselves to the cosmic, universal,  unified and unifying PISCEAN Field, transmitted by the SUN, MERCURY & NEPTUNE.
And channel the energy into this human dimension, by tuning into the
 grounding gifts of Grandmother MOON in VIRGO, sign of the Sacred Feminine and Triple Goddess.

How can Your cosmic gifts be actualized, put into service, and help You be in alignment with Your cosmic assignment?

 

 

The VIRGO – PISCES Full Moon Chart

The VIR – PI Full Moon will be exact at 7:54 am PST on Feb 19 – first full day in PISCES 2019.

Immediately obvious:

We’re in a VERY PISCEAN realm, from our West Coast perspective – balanced by the VIRGO MOON.

 

PISCES Rising, with its Ruler NEPTUNE on the AC, together with MERCURY (which conversely is the Ruler of VIRGO).
The ‘Messenger’ is for a very long time in the PISCEAN oceanic realm this year: Since Feb 10, until Apr 16, and shall go retro there too (March 5 – 28)!
MERCURY in PI is attuning us to openness, connectedness, and fluidity of the Mind.

The SUN freshly in PI (from Feb 18 on), will have just risen at the exact Full Moon time, and therefore be also in the Piscean 12th House – nice natural alignment! –, not far from liberating LILITH in AQ. Being in the vaster Energy Field and tuning into Oneness of / as All-That-Is…
The SUN on the AQ – PI ‘Coherence Point’ invites us as ‘We’re all in This Together’ to tune into shared vibrations with other Human Beings (rather than separation).
Spiritual gatherings where joined group vibrations are being offered would be very welcomed (always, and esp. for this Full Moon).

 

The essence of timeless Tao Wisdom:
Yin-Yang Balance is always dynamic and interwoven.

The SUN /  NEPTUNE / MERCURY ‘field’ in PI show us:

All is unified and ONE.

Letting go of mental hooks and hang-ups (MERCURY in PI), or of being caught in the collective web would be so healing.
Perhaps through sound, music, dance, and vibrational medicine.

MERCURY in PI responds to those ‘messages’, rather than being more inundated, confused, and hypnotized by ‘news’.
Not a suggestion to put the head into the sand.
Rather an opport-Unity to let go, and tune into deeper messages.

 

Big Wave Surfer Maya Gabeira

 

As we immerse fully into the PISCEAN field there is just energy, a ‘quantum soup’.
Which can be overwhelming and chaotic, for the individualized, ‘separate’ human personal self. Examples are everywhere, incl. the constant influx / inundation of media (also ruled by PISCES), paradoxically creating FOMO (fear of missing out) – when we experience ourselves as separate from ‘them’.
I guess you’re getting the picture…. 

Interconnectedness of ALL 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.
The invitation is to experience and merge in the field of Oneness.

The SUN now entering PISCES (Feb 18 – March 20) also brings Solar Consciousness to the bigger, longer, and more transpersonal influences of NEPTUNE in PISCES 2012 – 2026, and CHIRON in PISCES 2010 – 2019 – which leaves PI literally on the same day as the SUN enters PI, Feb 18 – – the eve of the Super Full Moon.

So much is coming together now…

Allow it, and allow yourself to BE.
Maybe that means letting go of, forgiving, releasing something, some ‘disappointment’, ‘illusion’, etc. (chances are in the area of life related to PI in your chart).

CHIRON now leaving PISCES has shown over the last decade how old, early, time-transcending wounds came up in this process (esp. for those of us born in the 1960’s under CHIRON in PI, and anyone with PI placements).
As James Hillman summed it up in a Jungian seminar in Victoria a few years ago:
There are two basic early childhood wounds: Abandonment and overwhelm (invasion, abuse). We might have experienced one more than the other, or both in combination. We might have experienced one more than the other, or both in combination.
They often lead to addiction – as an escape, and / or substitute for genuine connection…
Real connection is Healing.

 

A Review of the effects of CHIRON in PISCES over the last decade would be quite helpful and integrative.
In our CHIRON into ARIES Parlour – 3 groups on Feb 20 & 28 we shall also in the circle review CHIRON in PISCES, and the Medicine it has brought to everyone.

 

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Crystal activated Voyager card XVII – Star, showing Kuan Yin, Goddess of Compassion – Photo and crystal activation by Melanie

I call the AQ – PI cusp also ‘Kuan Yin Point’ – This female Buddha offers Compassion for Humanity and All Life Forms.

 

Often we have to feel what’s now ripe to be healed. There may be catalysts that bring out the old wounds – to be also healing agents.

Rather than spiritually bypassing the wounds, or indulging in them, or escaping into addictive behaviour, how can we do our part in letting go and healing (NEPTUNE, CHIRON, and MOON in VIR)?

 

The Full MOON in VIR – PISCES, together with the North Node now (until June 2020) in CANCER invites us to invoke Divine Mother / Goddess energy that is always available to support us and all sentient Beings. Like Kuan Yin, Mother Mary…

We can’t ‘do it all’ but we can ask for assistance from Higher dimensions… See how your energy shifts…!

Maybe it helps us with dropping resistance and separation, and, rather than trying to armour ourselves against the ‘tsunami of energy’ (since as sensitive souls we tend to take things in, and they sit and stick there, and possibly contaminate our inner environment) we can ask and allow the energy to gently leave us.

NEPTUNE in PI’s need for Connection and Oneness with the Great Mother, the Universe, the All, can lead to ‘looking for Love at the wrong places’, going on a compensation course via addictions of all sorts that promise to let the ‘me’ go away for a while, but hey, it does come back each time, which can turn into a painful vicious cycle.

These ‘depleting’ tendencies can be met by our awareness of wholeness (Full Moon in VIR) from which healing and renewed Consciousness that-IS (PI SUN) can come.
Practices that lead us to a physical, sensate awareness of wholeness, like mindfulness meditation, Yoga, walks in Nature help, ideally integrated into our life as a healthy routine (VIR).

What are other concrete practices, maybe healthy rituals you can DO (VIRGO) that help us come back into Oneness with / in Life?

 

VIRGO is the energy of the Harvest Goddess,  Priestess, and Sacred Feminine who is whole and complete, clear and aligned with her sacred Self which keeps her / us in Integrity.

VIRGO practices self-awareness, and tends to ‘her’ body-mind-spirit Temple through clearing, discernment, sacred and spiritual practice, such as ceremony and ritual.

Which means in our practical daily life:
A body / health / wellness / nutrition practice and lifestyle.
A healthy body in a healthy spirit.
Honouring ourselves and our body-temple.
Practice Is Perfect.

  • Is there a practice you can adopt right now that would benefit your well being? Something simple and self-sufficient, like – cell phone free walks, Yoga, exercise, getting more regularly fresh air? 
  • Which ‘recipes, remedies, and rituals’ would your inner Mentor prescribe? Like: adding / removing something from your diet, sleep, work style and hours, certain practices that make you overall happier and healthier, a morning ritual? 
  • Is there something is ripe and ready now to be harvested, as in: let go of? 
  • Would a ceremony help release something old and outlived, and / or help invite beneficial cosmic energies?

 

 

Other Cosmic Energies in the SuperMOON ‘Field’

 

Call of the Mountain
Photo by Melanie, Dec 2018

 

Mountain Medicine

Yes, still a lot of CAPRICORN energy too, activated by VENUS:

VENUS now in CAP (Feb 3 – March 1), on the ‘Integrity Point’ – a magnet to attract what’s ‘real’ and in integrity / really works for us, while ‘in the meantime’ it’s also a ‘match’ & mirror for where we’re at, with our self value and self love.

VENUS will have just met SATURN (once a year) on Feb 18:
What are you ready to commit to, from your Heart, and because it’s Time?
And what’s done & complete (even though you used to love it)?

On Feb 22 – 24, VENUS will meet PLUTO and the South Node in CAP:
Deep and karmic Soul Connections and Attractions are showing up, with the South Node, rather ‘of the past’, ancient and timeless, yet also to release (South Node) old patterns that don’t serve anymore (end of CAP has also VIR undertone, just as early VIR has CAP undertone, a mutually activated theme).
Be in Your Integrity NOW. Mountain Medicine.

 

 

 

Tune into Your Heart Gifts!

JUPITER has come a long way in its own domain of SAGITTARIUS (since Nov 8, 2018, until Dec 2, 2019).
It’s starting to slow down now, to go retro for 4 months, from Apr 10 on.

MERCURY while for a long time in PI (incl. its retro phase in March) will go 3 times (before, during, and after retro) into square with JUPITER in SAG: Feb 22, March 15, and Apr 11.
Which is also a reflection of the triple square between JUPITER and NEPTUNE in PI this year (1st one was JAN 13).

Let’s tune into Messages beyond our rational thinking, and receive the gifts of their Wisdom, showing us about the interwoven Fabric of Life.
Let’s allow things to be fluid and easy, offer and receive messages-as-gifts, tap into abundance mode, rather than feeling overwhelmed. Letting the Heart direction & connections unfold…

 

Awakening (through) the Body, and EmBodying Awakeness

Lastly, another cuspy activation, on the ‘Settling / Embodiment Point’ from ARIES to TAURUS…

…via URANUS, at the very end of ARIES – to move into TAURUS with the next New Moon, on March 6, and MARS which recently ‘settled’ in TAU (Feb 14 – March 30).

MARS in TAURUS followed by URANUS helps us with grounding and embodying Spirit-in-Matter, while Awakening (through) the Body, and EmBodying Awakeness.

More about URANUS into TAURUS coming up soon, in ASTRO~NEWS!

 

Cosmic Blessings for Wholeness in Oneness, with the VIRGO – PISCES SuperSuperMOON, and her ‘Entourage’ – and beyond!

Melanie

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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GURU PURNIMA Full Moon Blessings – with the ‘Astro Gurus’ JUPITER and SATURN

26 Jul

Dear Astro~News Reader,

indeed, there’s a lot to the upcoming AQ – LEO Full Moon / Total Lunar Eclipse ‘Blood Moon’ – with MARS, tomorrow July 27 / 28, exact at 1:20 pm PDT!

Theme is (see Eclipse post): EmBody the HEART Light, and Share it with the World!

Clearly, this Eclipse MOON and MARS get our attention, and has us release old mental / emotional and ego attachments, to come back to the Light of Consciousness, and of the Heart.

A la MERCURY freshly retrograde (since yesterday), I found again this Ram Das article A Heavy Curriculum– very apropos the AQ ‘People’ conundrum and is good guidance for MARS going retro into CAP, for a close encounter with PLUTO there:
“If somebody is a problem for you, it’s not that they should change, it’s that you need to change. If they’re a problem for themselves that’s their karma, if they’re causing you trouble that’s your problem with yourself…..”

  • What’s our job when people ‘are difficult’?
  • How do our lunar emotions and needs (like, for them to love and appreciate us a la LEO) have power over us, pull you into the LEO drama and out of Love?
  • What needs to deepen to change this?

A heavy curriculum… (a la CAP)… yet lightened and transformed in the Heart.

I get it. Been there with family, other ‘karmic partners’, and even ‘random people’…

This Full Moon also helps us connect with ‘Ancient Essence’ – the essence of the Ancestors (PLUTO in CAP, not far from the MOON). Biological Ancestors, ancient Teachers, Ancestors of the Land…
Maybe their Spirit is speaking to us… helping us transform old (usually fear / separation based) energies that prevent us from being in the Love and in Heart Space.

 

In Hindu and Buddhist tradition, the Full Moon in July is the Guru Purnima / Guru Puja, dedicated to the inner and outer Guru.

Ganesha

Ganesh, the ‘Remover of Obstacles’ is invoked at the onset of a journey.

We could all use some Ganesh energy nowadays / -years…
SATURN (ruler of CAP) is presently IN CAP (Winter Solstice 2017 – Winter Solstice 2020) where karmic challenges for ‘the journey’ / the path arise.
Only to teach us what our inner blocks, judgments, and resistance are, and handing it over to PLUTO in CAP to help with the transformation – as things are irreversably evolving collectively.

Dense stuff, perhaps. Heavy curriculum?
May the Inner Teacher and light bringer show the way, and lead by example, just like the CAP goat slowly but surely climbing up the mountain, and the CAP SUN climbing up the Ecliptic.

 


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“Ohhh, I don’t have a Guru, nor do I want one!” is what one might hear from us Westerners…

GU-RU means ‘simply’ “From Darkness to Light” – one who removes darkness and brings light. 

“Guru Purnima is celebrated on the day of the year when the SUN is closest to the Earth and the Full MOON reflects the brightest light. 
It is a holy day, and an especially beneficial time to make fresh resolves for spiritual growth.
Truth is, the SUN is not closest to the Earth in Summer but in early January, however the LEO SUN is so bright and strong and it’s the middle of Summer in the Northern hemisphere.

Because the energies of the SUN and of the MOON in reflection are both at their peak, our subtle energy channels are unusually open and receptive to absorb spiritual energy. Practices done or begun on this day will bring growth and auspiciousness in life.

Through sadhana (spiritual practice) and by following the Guru’s teachings, devotees can purify the mind to reflect the Atman / Universal Self, just as the MOON reflects the brightness of the SUN.

Traditionally, Guru Purnima is an auspicious time to begin four months of spiritual practice. Beginning at this time allows us to make great spiritual progress more quickly.”

 

Never too early, never too late, for spiritual practice, and connection with the inner guru / teacher / mentor / light bringer, I’d say.

Time (ruled by CAP) in fact can be suspended, stretched, and can dissolve and ‘disappear’ in immersion with what IS  (PLUTO points us to ‘that’).
The guru is a bridge into vastness, spaciousness, and freedom.

 

In Astrology, the ‘Guru’ is associated with the Archetypes of JUPITER, the mentor, and SATURN, the teacher.

Jupiter and Earth – A matter of Perspective. Photo: Hubble / NASA

Presently, JUPITER is in mid SCORPIO, in auspicious Water Trine with mystical NEPTUNE in its own PISCEAN domain.
Their Journey in this 4-sign apart alignment has been going on since May and until August (exact May 25, and again Aug 19).

Beneficial transformation (JUPITER in SCO) is supported by surrender and letting go, and leads to Unity (NEPTUNE in PI).
Once we SEE the benefits (JUPITER) it’s not really so scary (SCO) to dive in and process what’s been sticky.

 

Saturn & Earth

Saturn and Earth – Ringed Guru. Photo: Hubble / NASA

SATURN now in early CAP, quintessential integrity teacher, is also very supportive at this Guru Puja time, since it forms two relationships with healing and liberating planetary Archetypes:

  • A square with CHIRON in early ARIES, active all July / August (even though not exact), challenging us Earthlings to learn and integrate the lessons from our Healing Journey, and to take the Medicine of Authenticity.
  • An Earth Trine with URANUS in early TAU, also active all July / August, and VERY close in the second half of Aug (even though not exact) helps us with being grounded and ‘for real’, and bringing Spirit into Matter and EmBodyment and daily experiences. Beyond resistance and Ijudgment, Freedom arises.

 

Pluto Reveals… One of the first pictures New Horizons transmitted from the close fly-by in July 2015.

VENUS in VIR is also in stabilizing Earth Trine with PLUTO retro in CAP – exact tomorrow July 27:

It’s beautiful, harmonizing, rewarding and self-loving / self-caring to do the work and practice that sustains us, keeps us sane and well, restores wholeness, and keeps things simple and grounded when stress arises.
In fact, doing ‘simple’ / ‘little’ things with love and care can help us with deep inner Soul Work in these intense times.

VIRGO is a helping / healing ‘Earth Angel’ and PLUTO reaches into the Soul – with Love.

 

Have I mentioned?
Almost all the planetary Archetypes mentioned are presently retro (6 in July, and 7 in Aug):

MERCURY, MARS, (JUPITER just came out of retro on July 10, and helps now with SCO processing OF the old), SATURN, CHIRON, URANUS (going retro on Aug 7), and PLUTO!
Excellent for inward-turning movement….

Under PLUTO in SATURN ruled CAP (2008 – 2023), and NEPTUNE & CHIRON in PISCES (since 2011 / 2012, until 2018 / 2026) so many traditional spiritual teachings and practices from our biological and Spirit ancestry have reached our modern cultures and become ‘mainstream’.
The ‘trick’ is to really be consistent and apply them into our daily and most challenging situations – says SATURN in CAP.

Different accesses and avenues for everyone, yet light is always light.

 

Aummmm! Namaste!

The Light in me honours the Light in you!
May we ground and embody it.

 

© 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.

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VIRGO – Super-PISCES Full Moon @ 11:22: Self-Aligning in the Flow of Life

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Dear Astro~News Reader,

She’s coming!

  • The last Full Moon in WINTER 2017 / 18 (after the New Year’s SuperMoon on Jan 1, and the Total Lunar Eclipse / Blue Moon / SuperMoon on Jan 31)!
  • Wow, so rare, to have TWO Full Moons in January (1 & 31), NO Full Moon in February, and again TWO Full Moons in March (1 & 31)!
  • The last Full Moon in the Zodiac cycle this year, with the SUN in PISCES – and the MOON in VIRGO.
  • The last Full Moon in the retro-free zone (no planets retrograde, between Jan 2 when URANUS went direct, and March 8 when JUPITER goes retro).

As with every Full Moon, it can be a very emotional phase, and things come to fruition (think: Full Moon – Harvest Moon, and VIRGO) to be released (PISCES SUN plus 4 planetary Archetypes in PI!).

 

Neptune Rules Pisces.
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

If you’re been feeling so much, and being sensitive to the collective energy, you’re not alone.
‘Their stuff?’ / Not yours?
Yes and no, since on a personal level you don’t need to take in everyone’s woes, and a healthy membrane is a good thing, like a well-functioning immune system.
Yet energetically we’re all / all IS interwoven, connected, and ONE, in the flow of life.

We’re spiritual beings having a human experience.
Do you experience the suffering (as a phenomenon that comes and goes) with compassion, or do you (as in: you personally) suffer the experience?

Some of us sentient and sensitive ones are very attuned to the ‘psychic weather’ / atmosphere around us, maybe we came with this gift (that can sometimes feel like a curse), maybe it has been a survival training in early childhood – we learned to adapt or escape.

How do you, the empathetic person X, avoid being drawn into everyone’s emotional field, and experiencing it as my own?
And what of that IS actually a reflection of you (VIRGO discernment comes handy)?
How do I let go and allow things to be washed away?
How do you bring yourself, and what brings you back into alignment (VIR) with your true soul nature?
Why would you want this?

Because things flow so much easier (PI) and the Universe has our back when we’re true to ourselves. Magic and synchronicities are our companions and life is joy.
Versus trying to be everything to everybody, bending over backwards, protecting your image and social status, and building up a fake persona, not wanting to loose face in the eyes of others, etc. – all of that takes so much energy, comes from the ego, and actually goes against what nature intended for us: To be authentically ourselves.

In this sense, more BEING in natural alignment, and less ego directed DOING (as a compensation mode) is what the astro doc prescribes, always, and esp. brought out by this VIRGO – SuperPISCES FULL MOON.

Not always easy… diagnosing what’s going on, and being aware (a VIRGO specialty) is the first step to re-aligning.

There’s a lot of planetary energy in PISCES in the Astro Weather – showing up for the Full Moon on March 1, and gradually moving over to ARIES (starting with MERCURY and VENUS on March 5 / 6 – Spring in Becoming!

The Full Moon in VIRGO on March 1 (see chart below) receives the reflection of the SUN in PISCES, next to NEPTUNE (the SUN will pass NEPTUNE on Sunday March 4) in mid-PI (= SCO undertone), MERCURY, VENUS, and CHIRON in late PISCES (= double PI).
What a cosmic tidal wave! One thing leads to another, and all is interconnected.

Intensity and vulnerability through overwhelm and feeling lost….?

  • What’s the medicine that PISCES offers, led by CHIRON?
  • What’s the practice that the VIRGO FULL MOON prescribes?

 

How does the VIRGO ‘Priestess’ and ‘Earth Angel’ in us (whether we live in a as a male or female body) show up in this?

Virgo and Mercury, painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

First of all: Let’s be aware (VIR) and in a loving, open, neutral place (PI), with the washing up and out of old vibrations. Maybe even residues of the whole PISCES Age era, and our connection with it / conditioning by it?
And allow things to be purged and transformed (SCO undertone, and Water trine from JUPITER in SCO – which happens to be also stationary (going retro on March 8).

Around March 8 (one week before and after) is actually a very powerful, and transformational time (of course also good for clearing in a practical way).

 

HOW to (a VIRGO approach) release all THAT?
I hear VIRGO getting concerned…
Impossible to resolve it all with a ‘strategy’, ‘method’, or ‘fix’, or by analysis…

We can’t keep these collective-connective waves from coming but we can learn and practice surfing and navigating them skillfully (that’s where VIRGO comes in) and, even more so, BE with it all (PISCES) in a good vibration, and loving, heart-ful way.

 

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

What gets washed up and released, and what these themes are about for YOU can be seen in your chart – esp. where the VIRGO – PISCES axis is (houses, planets…).
CHIRON in PI says: the ‘Medicine’ is IN the theme itself.

The PISCES SUN and planets are squared by MARS (see chart below) which is presently (until mid March 17) cruising in late SAG, the direction of the Galactic Center – the Big Unknown and Unknowable, the ‘Black Hole Transformation’ we are going through, with ultimate trust. That’s where the inner Spiritual Guidance comes in. Let yourself be moved by it. An inner sense of YES!

Moving from the Spiritual Heart that knows and guides us. We will be changed in the process, and can’t know what it ‘looks like on the other side’ (the Ego doesn’t like that).
The path through, or actually with it is the Path of Heart.

 

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Star Cluster in the Galactic Centre (NASA) – Heart of our Milky Way, at the end of SAG where the SUN travels just before the WINTER SOLSTICE Point

This reminds me of A Path With Heart – one of Jack Kornfield’s books of Buddhist teachings for the modern world.
Here is an audio excerpt about self forgiveness.  So healing.
Also very much apropos VIR – PI.
We all hurt or harmed, abandoned, betrayed  others or ourselves, knowingly and unknowingly, out of fear, pain, or confusion.
And we all were hurt and harmed by others.
Asking for and offering forgiveness inwardly. Letting go of what we still carry in the body.
The Heart wants to be free and light and clear and open.
The blessings of a loving-kindness attuned Heart follow.

I invite you to tune in and see how it supports your Beingness.

 

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Triple Moon Goddess (waxing, full, waning): Maiden, Mother, Crone. (Artist unknown)

Were the SUN is presently in the sky during any time of day or night we can picture all those other planets, while the Full MOON will be opposite, holding balance.
We can expose ourselves to the cosmic unified and unifying PISCEAN medicine field, transmitted by the SUN, NEPTUNE, and CHIRON,
and channel the energy into this dimension, by tuning into the grounding gifts of Grandmother MOON in VIRGO, sign of the Sacred Feminine and Triple Goddess.

How can your cosmic gifts be actualized, put into service, and help you be in alignment with your cosmic assignment?

MARS in late SAG would add: What’s the Heart mission you’re on? Offering from a generous, expectations- and agenda-free place brings gifts back to ourselves too.


The VIRGO – PISCES Full Moon Chart

The VIR – PI Full Moon will be exact at 4:41 pm PST on March 1, 2018.

 

Look at this magical FULL MOON degree alignment at 11°22′ VIR (MOON) and PI (SUN)! Duality in ONEness. 

  • Soo much in PISCES, in ‘polarity’ with the balancing MOON in VIRGO (which will rise just about an hour after the exact Full Moon, from West Coast perspective).
  • SO much mutability (VIR – SAG – PI)! And very strong in the YIN EARTH / WATER Elements. We live in a Climate of Change!
  • Zero AIR – hmmm, not so easy to maintain a detached, objective perspective? Or: not about the rational mind, rather intuition and heart connection, translated into service and manifestation in integrity (VIR & CAP). 
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Essence of timeless Tao Wisdom: Yin-Yang Balance is always dynamically changing and interwoven.


The SUN /  NEPTUNE / MERCURY / VENUS / CHIRON  in PI  show us:

All is unified and ONE.
What makes us vulnerable also carries the Heart Medicine.

Letting go of mental hooks and hang-ups (MERCURY in PI), or being caught in the collective web would be so healing.

Perhaps through sound, music, dance, and vibrational medicine.
MERCURY in PI responds to those ‘messages’, rather than more inundating, confusing, and hypnotizing ‘news’. Not a suggestion to put the head into the sand. Rather an opport-Unity to tune into deeper messages.

 

The Full MOON in VIR is in Earth trine with SATURN / LILITH in CAP, and PLUTO nearby – which balances and grounds the energy:

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Saturn Infrared (Hubble Space Telescope). 

 

  • Awareness and practice matter.
  • Living simply and sustainably (CAP) in wholeness and wellness (VIR).
  • Being in nature, and in our Inner ‘Wild’ Nature (LILITH) helps and sustains – and doesn’t take things on or put up with things (SATURN).

 

Would you like to look closer at these present FULL MOON Energies? Dive in with me!

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Big Wave Surfer Maya Gabeira

 

As we immerse fully into the PISCEAN field there is just energy, a ‘quantum soup’.
Which can be overwhelming and chaotic, for the individualized, ‘separate’ human personal self. The invitation is to experience and merge in the field of Oneness.

Interconnectedness of ALL 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 the bigger, longer lasting, and more transpersonal influence of NEPTUNE in PISCES 2012 – 2023, and CHIRON in PISCES 2010 – 2018 (moving over to ARIES Apr 17 – Sept 25, 2018, and then fully from Feb 19, 2019 on). 

  • 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. (chances are in the area of life related to PI in your chart).

CHIRON shows us that old, early, time-transcending wounds can come up in this process (esp. for those of us born in the 1960’s under CHIRON in PI, and anyone with PI placements).

As James Hillman summed it up in a Jungian seminar in Victoria a few years ago:
There are two basic early childhood wounds: Abandonment and overwhelm (invasion, abuse). We might have experienced one more than the other, or both in combination.

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Crystal activated Voyager card XVII – Star, showing Kuan Yin… – Goddess of Compassion – Photo and crystal activation by Melanie

Often we have to feel what’s now ripe to be healed. There may be catalysts that bring out the old wounds – to be also healing agents.

Rather than spiritually bypassing the wounds, or indulging in them, or escaping into addictive behaviour (all these are shadow tendencies of PI), how can we do our part in letting go and healing (NEPTUNE, CHIRON, and MOON in VIR)?

The Full MOON in VIR – PISCES (with NEPTUNE and CHIRON) invites us to invoke Divine Mother / Goddess energy that is always available to support us. Like Kuan Yin, Mother Mary…

We can’t ‘do it all’ but we can ask for assistance from Higher dimensions… See how your energy shifts…!

Maybe it helps us with dropping resistance and separation, and, rather than putting up boundaries against the ‘tsunami of energy’ (since as sensitive souls we tend to take things in, and they sit and stick there, and possibly contaminate our inner environment) we can gently allow the energy to leave us.

Are there other concrete practices, maybe healthy rituals you can DO (VIRGO) that help us come back into Oneness with / in Life?

NEPTUNE in PI’s need for Connection and Oneness with the Great Mother, the Universe, the All, can lead to ‘looking for Love at the wrong places’, going on a compensation course via addictions of all sorts that promise to let the ‘me’ go away for a while, but hey, it does come back each time, which can turn into a painful vicious cycle.

These ‘depleting’ tendencies can be met by our awareness of wholeness (Full Moon in VIR) from which healing (CHIRON in PI) and renewed Consciousness that-IS (PI SUN) can come.
Practices that lead us to a physical, sensate awareness of wholeness, like mindfulness meditation, Yoga, walks in Nature help, ideally integrated into our life as a healthy routine.

 

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Wounded Healer / Centaur CHIRON Finding his Medicine through Surrender…

The ‘Medicine Wo/Man CHIRON’ shows that the ‘wound’ carries the medicine.

CHIRON in PI can be about paradoxical and confusing ‘wounds’:

Feeling awkward and like an outsider because of our urge for deeper connectedness, yet at the same time being overwhelmed and exhausted by too many influences, and not able to release energies we have taken in. Hence escapism, distraction, avoidance.

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, or even adversarial ‘you over there’, and we’re re-connected with Life again.

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’ve taken it IN (PI is ‘infamous’ for taking a lot IN) we’re 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 release therapy.

NEPTUNE & CHIRON in PISCES on the ‘opposite side’ of VIRGO (yet representing the ONE), show it’s all related:
When we drop into Resonance and Love we open up and see: What seems to be 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 have become more and more sensitive – perhaps a symptom of overwhelm with influences streaming at us through the media, through the collective atmosphere and cyber sphere. I’ve been hearing that from many clients, and experience it myself.

Therefore, let’s

  • 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 ourselves (VIR is a big fan of DiY, and there is so much info online now too, re: How to…).
  • Help others – because we can. ‘Simple’, ‘small’, anonymous acts of service – can be a big deal for them, and so internally rewarding.

VIRGO thrives on alignment and self-containment, discernment, loves wellness practices, recipes, remedies, and rituals. 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 dynamic, in combination with JUPITER in SCO helps with purging, clearing clutter and reorganizing things so that life energy can flow more smoothly (and you know where things are…).
  • What’s the change you’re grateful for (JUPITER in SCO)? Even (and maybe esp.) those ‘small’ things (VIR).

 

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Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card II – Priestess – Photo by Melanie

 

VIRGO is the energy of the Harvest Goddess,  Priestess, and Sacred Feminine who is clear and aligned with her sacred Self which she keeps in integrity.

VIRGO practices self-awareness and tends to ‘her’ body-mind-spirit Temple through clearing, discernment, sacred and spiritual practice, such as ceremony and ritual.

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

  • Is there a practice you can adopt right now that would benefit your well being? Something simple and self-sufficient, like – cell phone free walks, Yoga, exercise, getting more regularly fresh air? 
  • Which ‘recipes, remedies, and rituals’ would your inner Mentor prescribe? Like: adding / removing something from your diet, sleep, work style and hours, certain practices that make you overall happier and healthier, a morning ritual? 
  • Is there something is ripe and ready now to be harvested, as in: let go of? 
  • Would a ceremony help release something old and outlived, and / or help invite beneficial cosmic energies?

What a creative combo of both PI and VIR could look like:

  • Ride the waves, be in your element.
  • Your skills are what comes easy.
  • Holding space for others can be the best service you can offer.
  • Clean up with music.
  • Energy Medicine. AstroSomatics.
  • Sacred Geometry.
  • Astrology and its practical, embodied benefits.
  • Being in the world, yet not of the world. Doing what needs to be done, yet not in attachment.
  • God helps those who help themselves. Doing our share, and trusting divine intervention.
  • Random acts of service bring fulfillment.

 

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Voyager Tarot Card VIII Balance

(Why am I so drawn to bring in Voyager Tarot cards today? Maybe to show you their natural alignment with Astrology)

BALANCE is the way to go, or rather to BE, in the Full Moon dynamic.

The ‘whirlwind’ of stimuli and issues can kick us off balance. How can we infuse a situation where ‘problems’ show up / where we’re not aligned (VIR) with flow, allowance, acceptance, and love, which might mean release and let go(d) (PI)?

Intentionality is important too, and MARS in late SAG in T-square to the Full Moon axis, supports clear Heart Intentions.

 

Clearly, the answer is in the Heart.
May the Heart lead the way, in the Journey!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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You’re welcome on WED March 14, the 175th Birthday of the City of Victoria, to  Astrology, the City, and YOU!
The once-a-year, and always updated and renewed AstroExperience of the City’s chart and our astrological resonance and ‘cosmic dance’ with ‘her’.
Victoria is a PISCES City with VIRGO AC and (almost Full) MOON. Lots of congruences with the VIR – PI Full Moon energies on March 1!!!
Stay tuned for a special Happy Birthday Victoria blog post where I also show you her chart and its transits.

Join us on March 14 live in person, or from your home or holiday via skype or FB messenger if you happen to NOT be in beautiful Victoria presently!
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NEPTUNE in PISCES retro (June 16 – Nov 22) – and MOON / NEPTUNE today: Connectivity without Co-Dependency

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Have you recently felt overwhelmed by information and possibilities, yet going nowhere?
Where is this going? What’s the direction?
Have you been questioning everything?
Have you been in a maze, blues, blah mode, aimless, passive, confused, maybe even depressed, drifting, dreaming, feeling disillusioned, disappointed, feeling like checking out and escaping ‘reality’ lately,  and / or ‘hooked’ on something that has turned into an addiction?

Seems like you’re tuning into a low grade expression of NEP-TUNE’s turnaround mode, with a ‘dash’ of SATURN / LILITH in SAG. Which can easily happen these days.
Why?

 

NEPTUNE is a V.I.P.

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

= a Very Important Planet this month, since it’s on a turnaround course (twice a year) from Earth perspective, exact today, June 16, hence moving very slowly all of June, and becoming an energetic focal point.
NEPTUNE will be retro until Nov 22 (a yearly rhythm of 5 months retro / 7 months direct).

Good to be aware of the NEPTUNE Archetype, and able to recognize what’s up when we’re getting ‘hooked’, what alternative higher vibrational expressions may look like, and how to tune into those.

 

NEPTUNE has been also involved in the SAG – GEM Full Moon on June 9, and is presently activated by a square from LILITH in SAG (exact June 21) and a water trine from MARS in CANCER (exact on June 25):

Surfing the energy field that is naturally available, dancing with Life, surrendering to what-IS, moving with care and compassion, holding space in Oneness, riding energy waves with flow and ease, without resisting nor getting unhealthily entangled or enmeshed in co-dependency (shadow of PI), is the way to (Let) Go.

 

We are all in THIS together…

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June 8 was World Oceans Day, raising awareness for the Beauty and vital Importance of the World Oceans.

Just as the Oceans and atmosphere connect us, we are now (well, always have been, but perhaps even more aware, since CHIRON and NEPTUNE have been in PI, 2010 and 2012) experiencing how everything connects with everything, in a limitless energetic continuum. The veils between dimensions, incl. Time and Space have become more and more permeable.

 Remember when people were talking about the theory of ‘six degrees of separation’ , but hey – since NEPTUNE moved into PISCES (2012 – 2026) the experience of separation through Time and Space has more and more morphed into interconnectedness anyway. Internet and media allow (or hook?) us to be continuously plugged in and connected (at least to and through technology – which is now omni-available, ever since NEPTUNE sailed through AQ from 1998 – 2012).

We’re swimming in, or rather: AS, a collective and universal field of energy – all connective and vibrational, atmospheric and boundary-less. 
Well, solid form is an illusion anyway.

 

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Oceanic Evening Glow – Photo by Melanie

 

Since the slow moving planets NEPTUNE (2012 – 2026) and CHIRON (2010 – 2018) are in PISCES, there’s a flood of influences and confluences, maybe overwhelming (NEPTUNE), and weakening / or we might feel vulnerable (CHIRON).
Our individual (which is of course an illusion) identity that experiences him / herself separate, yet has a need to feel connected.
Where to turn?
How to turn connectedness on?

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The last 1 1/2 years of the South Node in PISCES and the North Node in VIRGO (Fall 2015 – Spring 2017) showed us how important it is to discern what to immerse ourselves into, and how to find healthy (re)alignment in ourselves – the body is a temple – what do you allow to come in? What are healthy alignment practices and rituals to keep us in integrity, AND connected?

Yoga has become a big phenomenon, and a lot of people turned to a spectrum spiritual (PI) practices (VIR) – all showing the way (SAG) to / AS the ONE (PI).

 

So, what’s with codependency?

PISCEAN energy is about connection.
It’s a transpersonal, universal energy though. When ‘drawn into’ inter-personal realms, there can be a need to connect into a no-boundary / ‘endless’ state with someone that’s quite unhealthy, and doesn’t allow for breathing space or closure, often based on various early life experiences (often neglect, confusing bonding, or overwhelm / abuse) that the PISCEAN ‘person’ unconsciously tries to compensate for, to ‘get the loving connection’, yet s/he might re-attract similar situations as s/he looks for love at the wrong places with the same vibration.

A while ago, I saw a video based on the experiences and teachings of Gabor Mate that showed how addiction is a misdirected need for connection (both so Piscean!).
In German, the words for seeking (Suche) and addiction (Sucht) have the same root.
“Still haven’t found what I’m looking for…”.

Our Piscean Age that humanity is just about to outgrow has compounded such patterns and tendencies with, simplistically put, the classic co-dependent triad of victim – perpetrator – martyr / saviour.
Always good to check in and be self-aware (VIRGO) which role/s (maybe two at once) we might play in a difficult situation – and release it.

 

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The essence of timeless Tao Wisdom: Yin-Yang Balance is always dynamic and interwoven.

Pisces and the Paradox

With PISCES, the approach is paradoxical (“Let go, relax, and it comes to you, you can’t ‘get’ it… (LOVE?) what you already have or rather: are….”), and transpersonal (“Don’t take it personally!” Is that possible?)

I’m sure there’ll be more downloads and releases from NEPTUNE now freshly retrograde in PISCES…
May the Universe-All Love show us: All is connected. May we relax into this, breathe out and let go, and let the inbreath come naturally…

 

Beware the Agenda, and be FREE!

SATURN and now also LILITH (Feb 13 – Nov 8) in SAG are also regulative Archetypes, showing us that it’s liberating when we don’t get drawn into all the allure and agenda, and stay focused and Heart connected.
A walk outdoors (SAG), literally by the Water, can be wondrous (PI) in itself. And ‘real’ connectedness doesn’t depend on the umbilical cord of the media, nor on substances that take us temporarily into boundless states.

LILITH now (exact June 21) square NEPTUNE creates a dynamic tension between openness, surrender, oneness (NEPTUNE) and being true to ourselves (LILITH), and also what reconciles them: Being in our True Nature and Heart-Field IS connective!

NEPTUNE is a transpersonal planet – actually the ‘higher octave’ of VENUS. In other words, we are personally attracted to and connected with one another via VENUS, while NEPTUNE is about… being connected.

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Pied Piper by Kate Greenaway

It can be super simple to live in that fluid awareness – as long as we don’t go into the illusion of separateness which the mind, the ego, and other gremlins constantly try to lure us into… – and then some external authorities (SATURN) give us a ‘way out’, a ‘solution’…
Yet we don’t need to follow the inner / outer Pied Pipers showing up in many shapes and forms… incl. the flute of omnipresent media.

  • Does it take extra stimuli (maybe increased dosage) to lose yourself in something ‘bigger’, and drop your sense of separate identity?
  • Can you BE immediately, already in the space that having / doing what such and such…. promises to take you to?
  • Do you already have (access to) the resources / solutions – are they within??? – when someone ‘out there’ lures you to take you to ‘The Promise Land’ 🙂 

 

What a miraculous mirage!

… that NEPTUNE in its own domain PISCES (2012 – 2026) shows us:
All is fluid, ever changing, yet everything is always here.
There is nothing constant about life, about you, yet something permeates existence. Big paradoxes. Wherever you go, there you are.
Yet where is the Self to be found (let’s contemplate THIS)?

Humanity and all life forms are interconnected. We see that now inevitably on all levels, ecologically, climate wise, via the media, politically, economically, culturally.

 

Medicine_WheelBlessings for Oneness in Freedom, on this Aboriginal Day Weekend!
Well, again: it’s always Aboriginal Time…

All our Relations, through Time and Space – One Humanity!

 

 

 

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

 

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Nodal Shift on Apr 29, over the SPHINX Point, into LEO: Show up in Your Loving Strength!

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Now, that’s BIG:
The ‘Karmic Pathways’ a.k.a. Nodal Axis is shifting this month, into LEO / AQ, catalyzed by the TAURUS New Moon (Apr 26)!
For 1 1/2 years, until Nov 16, 2018, we’ll be in the LEO – AQ dynamic, which gives esp. you LEOs out there (by SUN, MOON, AC, and Planets) a natural ‘cosmic boost’.


And it’s a full-circle karmic activation (LEO incentive / AQ release) for all of you who were BORN with the LEO / AQ Nodal Axis:

Nov 1942 – May 1944
June 1961 – Dec 1962
Jan 1980 – Sept 1981
Oct 1998 – Apr 2000

 

Lunar South Node Glyph

Lunar North Node Glyph

In what way?

Quick re-cap, to show the context, where the energy comes from:
Since Oct 2015, we’ve been ‘under the weather’ of a PISCEAN South Node (intensified in the PISCES Eclipse seasons in March 2016, and Feb / March 2017) that could have drained our energy by ‘taking too much in’ and being ‘exposed’ to wayyyy too much, resulting in overwhelm, confusion, literally a weakening of the immune system.
ALL is ONE, says PISCES, the last and ultimate Zodiac energy, where all comes together, in Unity consciousness, and not just compassion but Oneness with / as ALL.
Yet, that doesn’t suggest to let it all into the human energy field, indiscriminately, unconsciously, to overwhelm ourselves, or try to ‘be everything to everybody’. Now that’s not far from martyrdom and victimhood – not really spiritual.

The Lunar South Node in PISCES, linking with CHIRON (esp. via March 8, 2016 Eclipse), and with NEPTUNE (esp. catalyzed through Feb 26, 2017 Eclipse) is also an indicator that we are gradually leaving the PISCES AGE of the last 2300 years – which of course is a process, not an event. One of the ‘signatures’ of the PISCES AGE is the co-dependent triad of Victim – Perpetrator – Saviour (and Martyr, and a blend of Victim and Saviour).
We are outgrowing this old omni-present paradigm now. Let’s check in, in challenging situations: “Am I one of the 3? Do I ‘cast’ the others, to keep the wheel of karma going???” The last 1 1/2 years with the South Node (release, release….) in PISCES brought these old collective patterns up, to let them GO (bless them with Love, acknowledgment, and gratitude for what they’ve taught us – now we’ve outgrown them).

What helps to determine when they still tend to show up – habitually?
Awareness is the first step – so VIRGO (“What’s going on here?” “What’s the issue?”).

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Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card II – Priestess – Photo by Melanie

VIRGO, the complementary opposite of PISCES offers us

  • A clear head – and analytical gift to sort out the situation. Incentive to be in the integrity of our body-mind-spirit ‘Temple’, and to do healthy practices that bring us back to overall wellness and wholeness.

VIRGO is the Archetype of the Sacred Feminine, the Priestess, offering sacred service, to herself and others.

Which goes of course for women and men – the Temple doesn’t have a gender.
Yet, the notion to honour the Feminine has become big over the last 1 1/2 years.

Would be excellent if everything was ‘in place’ now, if we were clear, critical, and discerning, re: ‘what’s real’/ ‘what works’, rather than be fooled and seduced.

It has become clear by now, at the end of the PI / VIR Nodal Axis activation:

  • How important spiritual practice is.
  • How compassion and loving energy needs to show up in ‘real life’.
  • How taking ourselves out of toxic, unhealthy environments (rather than being the martyr) if they overwhelm us and leave us drained, and not feeding anything into it, nor trying to ‘fix it’ can be the most loving act of kindness.
  • How we can offer our love and heartfelt blessings, unattached to the outcome, to situations we can’t personally change.

When in doubt (or overwhelm): How would the Priestess show up in this?
By the way: Practice IS perfect (just in case VIRGO’s notion for perfection and inadequacy tries to block you from doing anything). Sighhhhh (outbreathhhh)!
That’s one the mantras that emerged for me, during the North Node in VIRGO phase. Which goes for my on-going spiritual practice, my Astrology practice, all the technical ‘tricks’ and tools that showed up to be integrated into business, over the last 1 1/2 years.

And you?

  • What are ‘formulas’ and practices you’ve integrated, and that really help you come into alignment with your cosmic Self? 
  • What’s your healthy lifestyle like, and how does it support a fulfilling work and service?

Once VIRGO North Node is ‘established’, i.o.w. the ‘work is in place’, and a healthy practice is integrated, we learned how to work with tools that are helpful, and bring a sense of order and ‘smooth operation’.

Where in your chart and life does the VIR – PI axis show up?
Examples:

  • VIR in your 1st house of Self – PI in your 7th house of encounters with others:
    Be in your integrity temple, and take care of your own well-being – which gives you energy to be compassionate and available for others, and ‘just present’.
    Much preferable to giving energy away, by trying to help everyone but not yourself.
  • VIR in your 7th house – PI in your 1st house:
    Let go of dwelling in passivity and victim mode. Seek the company of people with whom you can do healthy practice, and service in the world – which clears your energy field too.

Looking at the specifics of your chart would be important to see how it all fits for you.

 

And now – the Shift!

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Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card XI – Strength – Photo by Melanie

As the North Node moves from VIRGO to LEO it crosses over the ‘Sphinx Point’ of Self Awareness – an Initiation!

A cosmic, karmic influx of energy (North Node) enters when we apply the tools and practices of awareness (VIR) to the Self (LEO). This is where we are in our Strength.

From the place of Self Awareness (in a ‘regular’ sense: Knowing how we operate, what’s healthy and what works for us, and in a deep way: Who ARE YOU? What is the SELF?) we can flow and roll with life (PI), and be available for Community and Humanity.

 

However, if we lean too much over to passively following others, on the ‘path of least resistance’, and let them ‘run the show’ we loose energy, get drained, and loose touch with the Self.

I can see this tendency happening through the omni-presence of social (AQ) media (PI), when we get too drawn into the world of others, and become the spectator. Addictive (lower vibration of PI – out of the notion to be connected), and unsatisfying.

 

Time to… get a LIFE, be self loving, and creative from the inside-out.
Time to let the Self shine, and dance as if no one or everyone (is there a difference?) watches.

Having learned tools and techniques (VIR), and knowing what works for us, what our sacred work is, and how to be in alignment it’s now play time and show time (LEO)!

 

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Fragrant Discovery… Rose Garden Bounty – Photo by Melanie, June 2016


Be creative, show your colours, be generous, and come from the Heart.
Be seen – and loved for who you are!

LEO’s motto is Live Life Lovingly!

Guess who was born with the AQ – LEO Nodal Axis?

Princess Diana (born July 1, 1961) – who moved many with her genuine humanitarian work (AQ), and needed to step out of her AQ shyness and shine as the ‘Queen of Hearts’. The people – AQ (maybe not so much the Royals) had so much love for her – and love never dies….
Ex-President Barack Obama (born Aug 4, 1961), with LEO MERCURY / SUN / LILITH / URANUS / North Node, and AQ Rising / South Node – definitely a ‘King of Hearts’ with a big charisma, while serving the People (AQ). Maybe not really ‘dethroned’…

 

Speaking of U.S.:
The event this year related to the Nodal Axis in AQ – LEO that stands out most is the Total Solar Eclipse on Aug 21 – with totality over the U.S. – hence declared as ‘Great American Eclipse’ – so American – lots of preparedness and travel info already online for a while.

Since the TSE (and exact New Moon, as the MOON covers the disk of the SUN from Earth perspective) comes with the Lunar North Node it’s a ‘Seed Eclipse’ emphasizing on the beginning of a major new cycle – for the U.S., for Planet Earth, and for all of us, when it comes to Self Awareness, and Service with Love:
Who are we, and what are we doing? How can we do things smarter, and more lovingly? And in a deep way: Who are WE, as Humanity? 
The TSE on Aug 21 is exactly on Trump’s MARS / AC. Can it change his approach of “This is me, and that’s what I’m doing – in macho style” into a higher vibration of LEO / VIR?

How can we outgrow the system (AQ) with LOVE and Strength (LEO)?
How about already invoking your Sphinx Point energies (SUN, if you were born mid – end of Aug, MOON, AC, Planets) for the highest good, in their loving strength?!

 

Serving with Love and Passion, and wishing us all a year of Love in Action!

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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