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The SUN enters SAG (Nov 22 – Dec 21): Raising Vibrations, with the Inner Heart Light

22 Nov

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Friend,

You’ve probably already seen my post for the FULL MOON in GEM – SAG this evening.

Here’s one dedicated to the SUN’s Journey through SAG this year (Nov 22 – Dec 21).

Today Nov 22 at 1:01 am PST (ha – just 1/2 hr ago), the SUN moved across the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCORPIO to SAGITTARIUS – following this year the example of grand JUPITER.


Refreshingly ‘Simple’ – Photo by Melanie, Nov. 2016


Once again in the yearly cycle, we will have burnt a lot through and off, and rise again… from the deep intense Scorpionic ‘underwater’ realm to a fiery, spirited Sagittarian sense of knowing: “We got through it, and see the picture more clearly now!”.


Jupiter Rules Sagittarius –
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

Always a good reminder that the Sagittarian Archer/ess pulls the arrow back to her / his HEART while / before aiming high!
With JUPITER now in SAG leading the way, we have an even deeper (coming from 13 months in SCORPIO) under-standing of why we’re moving in a certain direction, and where we’re coming from…

As we connect in Heart Consciousness (SUN in SAG) we not only rise in our own vibration but raise vibrations that affect those around us, and energetically a whole ‘field’ in an inspiring way.

If you’re a Sagittarian by SUN sign you would have had SATURN on your SUN sometime between 2015 and end of 2017,major maturation of Spirit (that’s ‘due’ every 29 years), and perhaps some karmic ‘graduation tests’ too, when it comes to trusting yourself, your intuition and knowing, being in your natural authority, and on your Path. Where are you at in that regard now?

This year (until Dec 2, 2019), mighty JUPITER is in your Solar energy field, supporting you to inspire us with your gifts in a BIG way – because you can – and believe in yourself and your Spirit connection!

Right at the beginning of SAG, on the ‘Phoenix Point’ the SUN unites with JUPITER on Nov 25 / 26 – giving us a boost of energy to Trust the Journey!
The SAG SUN will square MARS and NEPTUNE in PI on Dec 2 / 7 (which is also the day of the SAG New MOON) – Trust, Surrender, and Going with the Fun and the Flow are ON.


Sending Love, and Blessings of Light & Joy on your Path!
And Blessings for the Full Moon in GEM – SAG this eve – Speaking our Heart Truth!



© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger




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.

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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SPRING EQUINOX 2018 (March 20 at 9:15 am PDT): Happy Astrological New Year! Happy New ARIES!

19 Mar

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

Happy New Year, Astrology Friends out there!

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

SPRING EQUINOX is the day of equal daylight and night hours.

From tomorrow onward, the days are getting longer than the nights, in the Northern hemisphere – the reign of the SUN over the next 6 months until FALL EQUINOX.

It is one of the sacred Corner Stones of the natural yearly cycle (with its two Equinoxes, and two Solstices).


Easter (celebrated on the Sunday after the First Full Moon in Spring) was named after Ostara!

Yep, Easter is one of the few Christian festivals based on the Solunar calendar.

This year, the first Spring Full Moon will be on MARCH 31, and the day after, APR 1 will be Easter Sunday!

The spirit of Newness and Liberation is building, as the SUN enters ARIES, to approach URANUS (once a year!). Their encounter will be this year on APR 18, at the very end of ARIES.

And just before that, on APR 15, will be the First NEW MOON of the Astrological Year, with MERCURY, SUN, MOON, and URANUS, all in ARIES, and CHIRON going into ARIES too, on APR 17!
Quite the firecracker kickstarter, and breakthrough catalyst!

But patience please (I know, it’s hard for lightning fast ARIES), we’re not quite there yet!
More about the ARIES NEW MOON in the Astro~News dedicated specifically to that. Stay tuned.


Here’s the ‘birth chart’ of SPRING 2018:

Just look at that close alignment of the SUN at 0°00′ ARIES – the ‘Emergence Point’ where Life Awakens and Arises – just barely leaving behind CHIRON at the very end of PI (the New Moon on March 17 came with CHIRON!).

Out of the PISCEAN unifying waters of Oneness New Life arises.
Just as snow and ice have (hopefully) melted, the rivers are running again, and fresh Life shows up from the ground-up, and from the blossoming trees out and down!

Likewise, this is the time to let go and out-flow the old wounds and woes of Winter, and perhaps of the last 7-8 years with CHIRON in PI – and let their teaching become our healing agents.
And to rise again, into the freshness and newness and NOWness of Life!


Also, MARS the ruling planet of ARIES has just entered a new sign – CAPRICORN where it’s exalted (really well positioned), which helps to get the job done – whichever project you’re tackling these months, with motivated discipline, perseverance, maturity and integrity!
A great energy to start Spring – and it reaches over into Summer!
Check out the blog post for MARS into CAP for more cosmic downloads for this period (which basically extends until mid-Sept, incl. the MARS retro phase end of June to end of Aug)!
We’ll hear more from MARS in CAP over the months to come!


The fresh ARIES SUN will square MARS in CAP (building up all week) on Sat March 24:
So much energy built up – use it wisely and purposefully!

On that note – for March 24 you’re welcome to join:

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  • Profession and Life Purpose in Your Chart. 
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Amazing how Nature always ‘accomplishes’ what needs to ‘get done’, and ‘just in time’.
Joyful Productivity!
Nature is such a model for being on purpose – nature-ally!


Cherry Blossom Bliss
Photo by Melanie, March 2018


Here are a few little Haikus I created yesterday spontaneously,
inspired by the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Victoria Art Gallery:


New Moon, now in Aries.

Cherry Blossoms
Such de-light-full Rebels.


Victoria in March –

Cherry Blossoms and Girls in Sandals
Ignore the calendar.


Cherry Blossoms 
At Equinox – 

Come Alive!


Wanna come for YOUR Spring tune-up?
A nice timing, with the upcoming offer:

44 min Flash Focus sessions are coming up – for only $ 44!
(Not only) to kick off M-r in ARIES (March 22 – Apr 4)


© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger




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Super GEMINI NEW MOON on June 16: SO Much to Learn – Tending to the Mind Garden

15 Jun

Yeah, SO much GEM energy rolling in and through these days – check out the NM chart:

GEM NM 2015

The MOON (since this Sunday morning), the SUN – just passed MARS also this morning June14, and MERCURY, freshly out of retro (since June 11) and now moving out of the stationary (very slowly moving in the turnaround loop, from Earth perspective)’storm’ – a re-arrangement for mind, again guided by spirit (the SUN):
Thoughts and speech inspired by the consciousness of The Learner, and of the one who Asks and Inquires (Gemini): What’s new? What can I learn here? And even: Who am I?

The GEM MOON will pass MARS on Tue just an hour before the New Moon – SO much that informs us, SO much to learn!


Soo much to learn and see (inside and out) in Nature – photo from my retreat

You might have noticed over the last months (since Dec 23, 2014) that Saturn in early SAG showed us in contrast how ‘old stories’ and beliefs and the ‘know-it-all’ keep us in place, and lead to judgment and separation. Saturn in SAG would have also pointed to our blind spots. A contrast to the learner quality in GEM. Now, as Saturn drops back into SCO (this eve!) over the Summer (until Sept 17) it becomes more clear where these judgments and experiences of separateness come from, and what the scenarios are that ‘draw us into the dark’ where these judgments may come from that pretend to protect us. Deep clearing, releasing, and lightening of the load we carry from those places can be a good effect of Saturn in SAG. At the end of the day: Been there, done that, …. No more. Released with LOVE.

And what’s with the T-square of Lilith in VI and Chiron in PI to the New Moon / Mars?

If you followed AstroNews, or my posts on the FB Astro page, or even came to the Lilith – Chiron group last Monday – and if you simply tuned in, you might have noticed how being in integrity and aligned with your True Nature (Lilith in VI) and the journey of surrendering, allowing, letting go, or simply BEING (Chiron in PI) go very well together, and there is a lot to learn in this (GEM).

Our last Living Breathing Birth Chart on Friday showed us a lot about just that, so rich and easy – the field and our alignment inform naturally and very precisely. A model for Life. Our next LBBC / Embodied Astrology will be in 5 weeks, on Fri July 17 – all are welcome (no ‘experience’ required). Drop in and see.


Curious what the SABIAN SYMBOL for the New Moon at 25˚07 GEM (next to Mars at 24˚35’ GEM) shows us?



Huge leafy plant at the retreat grounds last week

Keynote: Bringing under control nature’s power of expansion.

The human intellect is like a tropical plant in that it tends to expand ‘wildly’ in many directions, seeking direct contrast with the sun’s rays. Like a palm tree it uses its dead leaves to protect itself against dry heat, the heat of the realm of the mind when deprived of the complementary power of the feelings.
A culture is characterized by specific ‘forms’ and ‘prime symbols’; education’s main object, at least in cultural and classical periods, has been to contain the imagination of individuals within these traditional forms. An entirely different approach to education is being attempted in our transitional age.

At this… stage, we have reached the level of fulfillment of the impulses which began at the first stage (GEM 21), in a tumultuous upsurge of self-assertion and protest against the past. Now this upsurge has found its place in the evolution of humankind and society; and symbolically speaking, ‘labour’ has become not only unionized, but a strong force in the body politic. Yet the energies released seek constant expansion, and therefore have to be controlled. There is need for repeated PRUNING.”

Melanie again (after end of quote):

Many layers to this one – personal, societal, and spiritual. End of Gemini is indeed double Gemini – the human intellectual mind growing wildly into many directions, and even (before the emotional realm of Cancer, first Water sign of the Zodiac) uses its mental capacities and old ‘dead leaves’ / dry intellect for self-protection from the SUN – from the rays of consciousness / spirit. Great symbol. So how can the MARS energy, rather than being the ‘warrior of the ego’, making a case from intellect, being used as a pruning knife. But not the mind-knife. What’s that??? Something to inquire into.