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Wolf Moon / Total Lunar Seed Eclipse in LEO – AQ (Jan 20 / 21): Regeneration of Love, Creative Power, Freedom, and Self-Radiance

18 Jan

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Blog Reader,

Uhhh – a LEO Full MOON with many dramatic titles is coming up on Sunday evening:

The ‘SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON’.

A Total LUNAR ECLIPSE – Lunar ‘reset’ through the Earth shadow – a spectacle we can SEE from this continent if skies are clearing!

If not we can always tune in – and watch the livestream on Time & Date or other media.

Why do Wolves howl?
Seems like, to communicate: “Here I Am” to the Rest of the Pack (and probably for many other purposes).
Similarly, with this exact CANCER/ LEO – CAP/ AQ FULL MOON, the ASTRO~MEDICINE calls us to show up as we are, roar or otherwise let the pack / tribe / humanity know who you we and where we stand.

 

Eclipse Season

This month, we’re in Eclipse Season again (twice a year):  

Initiated by the JAN 5 / 6 Partial Solar/ South Node (Release) Eclipse in mid-CAPRICORN, ‘sandwiched’ by SATURN / PLUTO, with the Theme Let the Old Empire Expire.


What’s that ‘Old Empire’ in Your world, and in You?
Are you allowing the heavy ‘unmoving’ old structures and conditioning to die a natural presently accelerated death, rather than keeping them on ‘life support’ that drains you?
What in you has the tendency to keep them alive? How can you set them free?

The solution can be aided by a much needed Balance on the ‘other side of the equation’ – from CANCER / LEO where Joy and Play are, where we’re (self)nurturing and (self)loving, childlike and naturally creative.
…which the Full MOON / TOTAL LUNAR ‘Seed’ Eclipse with the North Node on the cusp from CANCER to LEO brings into the picture now, Big Time.
Calling us to a Balance that starts with lovingly Filling our Own Cup – from which place we can be the ‘Water Bearer’ in the World, doing the good work in Society / Community, in Co-creation.

 

Imagine – if everyone would do and contribute with what they’re best at (CAP) and what they truly love (LEO)! The World would be a great place, full of Joy and Creativity, and we’d use our inner Resources much better, be in our Authority and Integrity. 
Why not living from this vision (yay, JUPITER now in SAG loves those!) – and feeling instantly elevated and supported by the infinitely creative Universe?!

 

The ‘Superstar’ TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE FULL MOON

…with the MOON having just entered LEO (only 80 min before the FULL MOON!), and with many attributes (Wolf Moon, Blood Moon, SuperMoon) also shows up quite dramatically, with a T-square to URANUS in late ARIES – the ruling Planet of AQ where the SUN will be freshly in (entering AQ 20 hrs before the Eclipse).
Looks like lots of CAT-alysts for Freedom are kicking in now.

And what an Astro chart image! See below.

In our purrrsonal LEO journey, and in the AQ group consciousness, we’re experiencing all these dynamics.
Let’s see how they play out, what’s ‘UP’, wants to be seen and loved, as in LEO!

LOVE is Freedom…
They can’t be in ‘opposition’, and if still experienced that way, the URANian Awakening is the Bridge to show they’re equal and One.
Without Freedom it’s hard to access LOVE.
Without LOVE there’s no Freedom.
LOVE engenders Freedom.
LOVE grows in Freedom.

LOVE is the Medicine that helps us in the ‘snow storm’ – both grounding, and raising the vibration from which we experience the ‘events’! 

URANUS having just turned from retro to direct on JAN 6 – opened a Portal of a Retro Free Zone until MARCH 6, bringing Awakeness, Liberation, and Freedom into Consciousness now, Big Time.

Liberation, to be authentic and free, as in:
Freedom from old burdensome heavy, taxing, systemic fear and control structures (CAP South Node, close to PLUTO) which we might have even internalized.
Freedom for being true to ourselves, taking care of our needs, being gentle, compassionate, and playfully-creative (CAN North Node) rather than productivity driven and always running out of time (CAP South Node).

Even and especially a Freedom beyond ‘from’ or ‘for’ – which is still conditional.
I love this pointer by J. Krishnamurti suggesting, True Freedom is Freedom without an opposite.
And similarly, how can Love be without an opposite?

 

Wolves – from Pixabay

 

As we wake up (URANUS) from all the old ‘historic’ conditioning by the Tribe, Group Consciousness, and Society (CAP / AQ), of what Love and Freedom look like, we don’t have to be the ‘Lone Wolf’…
…and can let the World know who we are, howlingly, roaringly, or quite calmly and with inner Strength and Love where we stand, and what we stand for.

 

Eclipses 101

The TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE on Jan 20 / 21 will be visible in ‘her’ Totality in the Americas, yet also in Europe, Northern Asia, Africa, in the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and in the Arctic.
Totality will be between 8:41 pm and 9:43 pm PST, with the maximum Eclipse at 9:12 pm PST, 4 min. before the FULL MOON at 9:16 pm PST – ‘her’ chart is below.
Nice timing from the West Coast, and not long after Moon rise – let’s hope for clear skies!
Here’s the time table and Eclipse map, a la Time & Date.

 

Twice a year, a pair of ECLIPSES occurs, and they ‘string together’, through the LUNAR NODES.

ECLIPSES happen when a NEW MOON or a FULL MOON are close to the Nodal Axis, which is presently (Nov 2018 – June 2020) in CAP – CAN – yet still close to AQ – LEO (hence this one is cuspy).
On that note, ECLIPSES, as the Nodes go backwards in the Zodiac..

ECLIPSES come twice a year, in pairs of NEW MOON / SOLAR and FULL MOON / LUNAR, and sometimes even as a triad. 

The closer to the Nodes the more likely a TOTAL ECLIPSE:
The FULL MOON on Jan 20 / 21 will be at 00°51′ LEO, and the North Node at 26°29′ CAN – very close, only 4° apart and a TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE!

In comparison: The SUN / MOON of the NEW MOON on Jan 5 / 6 was at 15°24′ CAP, and the South Node at 27°17′ CAP – 12° apart, and not close enough for a Total Solar Eclipse, but for a PARTIAL SE.

 

ECLIPSES are either connected with the South Node (SN), aka ‘Dragon’s Tail’ in Chinese Astrology, with the emphasis on release, or with the North Node (NN) of the MOON, aka ‘Dragon’s Mouth’, with the emphasis on new beginnings – I call it a ‘Seed Eclipse’.
This is esp. important for SOLAR ECLIPSES (exact NEW MOONs which by nature represent the threshold of endings and new beginnings).

  • The PSE in CAP on Jan 5 / 6 catalyzed the South Node in CAP (plus was close to SATURN and PLUTO) – with a strong theme of endings, transformation, release.
  • The TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE on the CAN / LEO cusp on Jan 20 / 21 catalyzes the North Node in late CAN, hence has a ‘seed’ quality there.

 

ECLIPSES are at the same position in the Zodiac every 19 years – a karmic ‘string’:
On Jan 20 / 21, 2000 was a NN TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE – also visible over the Americas – here’s a ‘retro’ www for it

For the upcoming TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE on Jan 20 / 21, you might want to review where you were at in early 2000, and what was the ending / release of an engagement in a Community / System (CAP / AQ), while you were following your own Heart, esp. if you have your SUN, MOON, Planets, or even Nodes on the CAN / LEO – CAP / AQ axis.

 

The Effects of ECLIPSES extend beyond ‘just’ a lunar monthly phase, rather 2 – 3 months, and there’s a link from ECLIPSE Season (last one in July 2018) to ECLIPSE Season (Jan 2019, and July 2019).

ECLIPSES are a RE-set, like rebooting your computer, after a temporary turning off of the energy.
In other words, a RE-generation of YIN-Feminine (LUNAR ECLIPSE), and of the YANG-Masculine (SOLAR ECLIPSE) energies, after a ‘darkening’.
The Total LUNAR ECLIPSE / Blood Moon is clearly a RE-generation of the YIN-Feminine, in her compassionate CANCER / passionate LEO Strength!
The ‘old’ LEOnine Yin had to be loud, controlling, and dominant to be seen, heard, but not likely more loveable…. generally speaking, we still see this attribute in women of older generations.
Now, we’re coming back to an era where the Goddess and Inner Queen in all of us is standing and sitting in her powerful place from which ‘she’ exudes Love and Nurturance.


This ‘Blood Moon’ is even also a ‘SuperMOON’ (in Perigee) – larger than ‘life’ since ‘she’s closer to Earth than ‘usual’.
Sounds like a Cosmic Mother Goddess Energy to me – strong and nurturing.

 

The TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE on the CAN / LEO – CAP / AQ Cusps – Regeneration of Love, Creative Power, Freedom, and Self-Radiance

Shakti Maa Mother Goddess Durga

 

It’s an ECLIPSE of the MOON, by the EARTH Shadow which causes the temporary lunar darkening – the umbra (= shadow), out of which the MOON re-emerges.

MOTHER EARTH provokes and evokes a ‘RE-SET’ of CANCER / LEO themes like:

  • Come (back) into your creative strength and radiance!
  • Nurture, heal, and love your Inner Child!
  • Be the Artist & the Heart-ist!
  • Live Life Lovingly!

This is the TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE in LEO, complementing the Partial SOLAR ECLIPSE in LEO we had on Aug 11. 2018:
The Yin Energy now meets the Yang Energy in equality, and with her own intrinsic strength.


Just felt called to pick a Goddess card from Susan Boulet’s deck, for the TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE.


IX CHEL – with the Jaguar! – showed up!

This is what the description on the back of the card says…

 

I’m so grateful and in awe of the gift and teaching in this card.
Ancient feminine strength and independence.
Fierce LOVE & Freedom!

The Feminine IS cyclical and renewing. 
Let’s step into this Power, and celebrate Life, and the renewing, life giving forces of Nature!

Let’s be in touch with our loving and creative Heart.

Let’s fill our cup, nurture our Creativity, whether biological, or other ways of offering our gifts to Humanity!


And not loose energy (South Node in late CAP with MERCURY & PLUTO) through engagement in ‘low grade’ old and heavy societal energy of the dying patriarchal subordination society with its power & control mechanisms that aren’t life sustaining.


CO-creating the NEW in nurturing ways, is the theme.

 

 

The ECLIPSE and YOU

The TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE in CAN / LEO – CAP / AQ is super relevant for all of us with SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in mid-LEO, mid-AQ, but also in mid-TAU, and mid-SCO.

Your personal birth chart and which houses the ECLIPSE Axis activates for you reveals the themes and areas of life this plays out for you.

For all of us, Heart creations, nurturing, loving, and showing ourselves more fully are CANCER /  LEO FULL MOON / North Node incentives, rather than giving too much energy away to draining ways of being part of the system.

Lunar South Node Glyph

That doesn’t mean not to be informed and active politically-societally, yet too much of a ‘good thing’ in a frustrating, draining way doesn’t help, yet the tendency can be strong these days, with the South Node in CAP.

The Nodal Axis invites us to balance both ‘poles’ in a healthy way, starting with ‘breathing in’ beneficial energies on the MOON / North Node side in CAN/ LEO:

Lunar North Node Glyph

Nurturing, loving and showing ourselves as we ARE – as a Goddess Mother would be with her child.
Filled with that loving energy, connecting with others, friends, groups, humanity (AQ), and building the World we envision, and where everyone can bring out and be at their unique best (CAP) while being creative and playful (rather than ‘efforting’ as the old conditioning might suggest / reward).
And let’s honour and receive teachings and regenerative energy from Ancestors and Mother Earth (SATURN & PLUTO in CAP).

 

The Chart of the TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE FULL MOON

The FULL MOON will be exact at 9:16 pm PST, while the maximum totality will be at 9:12 pm PST.

The MOON / North Node on the CAN / LEO side are the balancing point for SO much celestial energy on the other side of the chart (from SAG to AQ, concentrating mid-CAP to early AQ)!
Both sides T-squared by URANUS in late ARIES.

Creative, cyclical Loving Goddess Energy is strong and awakened now, and meeting the ending and transforming old ‘vertical’ and linear mind-sets (SATURN, PLUTO, MERCURY / South Node in CAP) that are based on subordination, can be exploiting and abusive, show up with control / authority / power over, and may suggest: Hard work and effort first before there can be freedom.
Transformed CAP energy brings back the honouring of Mother Earth, Traditions, and Natural Laws.

 

Also ‘in the Picture’:

VENUS / JUPITER in mid-SAG (with a LEO undertone) – their exact (yearly) alignment will be on Jan 22.
More Goddess energy – leading the way, inspiring, and speaking to our Hearts!

…in square with NEPTUNE in mid-PISCES (with a deep SCO undertone). 

VENUS will be in exact square with ‘her higher octave’, transpersonal NEPTUNE, on Jan 20, evoking universal Love and Union – as we’re on the Heart Path and walk in Life with Grace, Spirit, and Surrender.

JUPITER was in square with NEPTUNE on Jan 13, and will create this alignment twice more this year: On June 16 and Sept 21. 

And VENUS / JUPITER are also in trine with MARS in ARIES (exact Jan 18 / 25) – the Warrior Spirit energizes the scene – time to trust, be brave, make a (first!) move, try out something new, and be purely in the NOW.

And…
SATURN in CAP ‘hooks up’ with NEPTUNE in PISCES in a ‘friendly’ sextile.
Together like this, and both in their ruled sign they can help us be open to and consistently practice spiritual teachings and laws that are simple and universal.
And, practically speaking, a good blend of commitment and letting go & letting God/dess, and of a loose planning that leaves lots of room for flexibility and openness to what can come our way when we don’t restrict life.
SATURN will create the 1st sextile this year on Jan 31, and 2 more to follow, on June 18, and Nov 8.

 

It’s quite unusual and striking that presently, there are  4-5 heavenly bodies in their own ruled sign:
(The MOON coming out of CANCER)
MARS in ARIES (until Feb 14)
JUPITER in SAG (until Dec 2)
SATURN in CAP (until Dec 17, 2020)
NEPTUNE in PISCES (until 2026).

Plus, NO Planet is retro (until March 5 when MERCURY goes retro).

All in all, cosmic energy can move and expresses purely – facilitating accelerated shifts and evolution.
See what’s ripe to be ‘harvested’ under the FULL MOON ECLIPSE, and turn into new creations.

 

And clearly:

The LEO / Goddess Power is not just a purrrsonal thing.
We need to bring it to community, groups, humanity!
Co-creation, through coming together in natural Strength, Love, and Radiance.

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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CANCER Super New Moon / PSE Opposite PLUTO retro / LILITH in CAP: At Home in this Changing World

10 Jul

Dear Astro~News Reader, in the virtual ComMOONity,

…whether you call a place in North or South America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa, or Europe your home, and / or the home of your Ancestors.

Where IS your Home?

In this World-of-Change we can theoretically live and work (from) anywhere, and spend our precious time, energy, and resources on what matters most (do we?) rather than ‘wasting’ them on things like commuting.

I’ve been living this vision since 2000 when I immigrated to Canada and moved to my ‘second home’ on beautiful Vancouver Island – while still feeling quite connected to my home and family in Bavaria – , and also opened my Astrology practice the same Summer (18-year anniversary coming up in August – yay!). Not that it’s a piece of cake to build a sustainable practice and livelihood but passion and perseverance, resilience and resourcefulness have certainly helped. And it takes a village…

LOVE and Creative Cooperation are the best fuel, says also the Zodiac axis from CAN / LEO to CAP / AQ (creativity & cooperation & community building).

Creative Cooperation is a big theme for this CANCER Super New Moon / Partial Solar Seed Eclipse almost exactly opposite PLUTO retro in CAP, as the energy axis from CAN / LEO is now hugely activated, and calls to be bridged (rather than polarized).

So, let’s break it down a bit more systematically (I bet VENUS now in VIRGO and all our VIRGO features would appreciate that 🙂 ).

 

Several things are special about the upcoming NEW MOON:

  • It’ll be in CANCER where the MOON is naturally ‘at Home’ – where our feelings turn to nesting, nurturing, home and family.
  • It’ll be the second / central of 3 Super New Moons.
  • It’ll be a Partial Solar Eclipse – opening the portal for the Summer Eclipse Season – 3 Eclipses (usually two) come in a row: PSE / New Moon on JULY 12, TLE / Full Moon on JULY 27, and PSE / New Moon on AUG 11. And it’ll be a ‘Seed Eclipse’ as I call it (what’s that???).
  • It’ll be exactly opposite PLUTO retro in CAP, and LILITH nearby.

Let’s see what all these qualities translate into, energetically.

Hopefully some of the themes described below, together with YOUR Feelings and Creative Intuition inspires you for a NEW MOON Ceremony?
Good days would be Thu eve (at or shortly after the New Moon at 7:48 pm PDT) or on Fri the 13th – a VENUS / MOON Day of the Sacred Feminine.

 

New Moon Goddess – artist unknown

 

CANCER New Moon –
New Home, New Tribe, New Family. New Sense of Nurturing.

How are you FEELING these days?
Go with how you FEEL about a situation (rather than rationalizing) – says also JUPITER (which is best friends with CANCER – true, ask your Astrologer!) now strong and stationary in SCORPIO, suggesting: Trust your instinct & gut feeling!

What and whom are you nurturing, and what nurtures you?
Yeah, that’s what CANCER is all about. Emotional nurturing and caring. How does it feel to you when you show you care? And when you experience others care about you and about their relationship with you?

Where to you have a sense of belonging?
SO CANCER. Belonging not so much in a physical sense but as a felt sense of feeling at home. The New Moon invites us to find our Home in a new way. 

Who / where’s your Tribe & Family?
The New Moon is a threshold from an old situation to a new one, like closing a door and opening a new portal – even more so as a (Partial) Solar Eclipse where the MOON (visible in Southern Australia / Antarctica) covers the Solar disk partially.

Are old themes re: Family and Tribe coming up for you these days, that are now transforming (PLUTO opp. the New Moon, and JUPITER this year in SCORPIO, ruled by PLUTO)?
It might have been a longer process – but hey, deep structural patterns take time to change (says also PLUTO in CAP, 2009 – 2023).
The ‘Seed’ Eclipse New Moon (more about it below) is like a conception of the New – still ‘invisible’ yet starting to grow.
Maybe this means you literally transform into feeling at home in a new Tribe and Family?

 

SUPER NEW MOON Series of 3

ALL 3 New Moons on June 13, July 12, and Aug 11 are Super Moons, since the MOON is now in Perigee = the Moon’s closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit, when in the Zodiac signs of GEMINI, CANCER, and LEO.

This one is the second and central Super New Moon – sandwiched by the GEM and LEO SNMs – perhaps the strongest of them. 
The CANCER – CAP axis is strongly activated too – linking over to New Year’s 2018!
Remember the Super Moon on Jan 1? A spectacular Full Moon in CANCER – CAP it was, and very emotional for many of us.
With a Super New Moon, we can’t see how close the Moon is and how large it appears (as with a Super Full Moon) but its effects are nevertheless stronger than ‘regular’ New Moons – I bet you feel that.

This CANCER NEW MOON Super Moon connects back to the CAN – CAP New Year’s Super Full Moon. Also, since the CAN – CAP axis is again activated, via PLUTO in CAP:
How did you feel about Home, Family / Tribe, and Nurturance, in a personal way, and / or for Humanity on our Home Planet Earth round New Years, and how has that evolved since?
What can a contribution to beneficial and nurturing change look like?

 

Numerological Super Moon Magic:
Clear Completion and New Beginning, with 10 = 1+0

Have you noticed? 
Together with two dear clients on Monday morning and early afternoon, we realized that the dates of the THREE Super Moon New Moons on
JUNE 13 in GEMINI
JULY 12 in CANCER (Partial Solar Eclipse)
AUG 11 in LEO (Partial Solar Eclipse)
all add up to 10 (1+3+6; 1+2+7; 1+1+8) – pointing to completion (10) and new beginning (1) – out of zero point consciousness.

 

Voyager Tarot card X Fortune Photo & Crystal Activation by Melanie

 

X is the Wheel of Fortune in traditional Tarot.
In the VOYAGER deck which I bring in quite often at private sessions and in group Parlours it’s ‘simply’ Fortune.

Abundance comes from turning the wheel (don’t just expect things to ‘roll in’).
Yet also: ‘Be careful what you wish for’ – the Universe brings feedback on what you passionately put out (even what we passionately hate). Attention is magical, and a precious ‘commodity’ – social media and marketing know a lot about this..
Plus: Abundance and good fortune are in the eye and mind of the beholder, i.o.w., when we’re grateful, generously share, and cultivate feeling fortunate we live in a world of abundance.

With these # 10 = 1 + 0 Super New Moons, let’s feel into the Fortune of being on Planet Earth at this Time of Change where we have the opportunity of Co-creating in new Tribes, Families, and Communities. 
And:
Out of Zero Point consciousness of pure potentiality arises the ONE – Being at Home in the ONE.

 

The CANCER Super New Moon is a Partial Solar ECLIPSE – opening the Portal for 3 Eclipses this Summer:

Partial Solar Eclipse

  • Partial SOLAR Eclipse / New Moon in CAN, on JULY 12.

 

  • TOTAL LUNAR Eclipse / Full Moon in AQ – LEO, on JULY 27.

 

  • Partial SOLAR Eclipse / New Moon in LEO, on Aug 11.

These accentuated SoLunar Gates invite us:
* To
be in our Loving, Self-Loving, and Life-Loving vibrations (the LEO North Node incentive is strong now!).
* To show ourselves more heart-fully, be creative and seen (rather than ‘watching someone else’s show’).
* To release (the AQ South Node shadow / low vibrations of) isolation, alienation and cold detachment in our social environment, and:
* To let the Heart guide us to find our way HOME
(the North Node will move into CANCER, from Nov 16 on).

The two Partial SOLAR ECLIPSES in CANCER on July 12 and in LEO Aug 11 are ‘Seed Eclipses’ (as I call it), since the New Moon is both times close to the Lunar North Node, presently in early LEO.

Strong & loving LEO Heart radiance energizes us and others, and that starts with / comes from self nurturance, care, and belonging (CANCER). New seeds are being planted in this. ❤ 
Let’s love & embrace ourselves and others from the Heart – maybe literally through a hug, or embrace them and the ‘situation’ energetically.

 

The Super New Moon / PSE at 20°41′ CANCER will be exactly opposite PLUTO retro, presently at 20°00(!) CAP, and LILITH in CAP:
At Home in This Changing World.

The New Moon comes with the CAN – CAP opposition axis, since PLUTO is sitting right across SUN and MOON, and LILITH is nearby, end of CAP, reaching over into early AQ (see chart below).

It’s almost like a Full Moon this way, since both sides of the spectrum are activated, however: not via bright illumination as in a Full Moon, reflecting the sunlight.

Rather in ‘multiple darkness’:
The invisible New Moon is a seed in the dark, and PLUTO is dark & transformational – often darkness and shadow, even to an extreme, are the most effective catalysts for deep change – PLUTO’s message / function.
Both the SUN and MOON oppose PLUTO before the New Moon – in the ‘Dark Moon’ phase, plus: PLUTO is presently retro.

I.o.w., that old and inner ‘PLUTO business’ is being released with the dark MOON – before we step into the new cycle (nice sequence).

 

Let’s hear a bit about PLUTO again – just to acknowledge what it IS and how it’s serving its purpose:

PLUTO in CAP (since 2008 / 2009, and still going on until 2023; we’re 2/3 into it) represents the Old World-in-Change, as in: societal, political, business & career structures, and:
How these man-made (infra)structures affect the cycles of Nature and the structures of the Earth.
 

A neutral expression of CAP (which also traditionally rules farming):
Working with the Earth and Seasonal Cycles.

Mostly, we’ve seen  and can’t ignore anymore how the exponentially disrespectful, excessive, extreme, and abusive exploitation of resources and disposal of ‘waste’ is destroying the Earth that humanity and the intricate web of Nature depend upon.
I don’t believe in the Planet MARS / ‘terraforming’ / ‘farming out’ cop-out, btw – what a poor testimony to humanity’s failure of Earth stewardship!

How does the almost over-powering CAP shadow FEEL?
We need to sit with our grieving.

 

LILITH end of CAP ahead of PLUTO (SUN and MOON oppose ‘her’ after the New MOON – that’s significant!) shows us our True Nature – which is resourceful and an ever renewable resource that fuels Deep Transformation from within.
Being IN Nature of course helps…

HOW can that look like? 

  • How do we start ‘at Home’ and in the Heart? 
  • How can we be at Home (CAN) in this Changing World (PLUTO in CAP)?
  • How can we, rather than resisting the Change, be co-creative (CAN / LEO) in integrity (CAP), and collaborate innovatively and co-creatively in a community ( AQ) that IS the Change (PLUTO)?
  • Check in how you FEEL about lamenting the change, being frustrated at ‘the powers’, destructive and irresponsible forces, yet stuck and immobilized?
    It might have to do with unprocessed grief and anger.
  • What could engaging in Creative Change look like?
  • Business (CAP) from Home  / Home-on-the-back (CAN) which has become so popular lately can make good sense, as long as it saves resources (hmmm, the global home internet nomad-ism….!), isn’t isolating (we ARE social animals!), and contributes in a co-creative community.

With the position of PLUTO facing the Super New Moon / Partial Solar Eclipse at exactly 20°00′(!) CAP I couldn’t not find the SABIAN SYMBOL for this degree – and indeed, very apropos:

“CAPRICORN 20°: A HIDDEN CHOIR IS SINGING DURING A RELIGIOUS SERVICE.

Gospel Choir – Pixabay PD graphic

KEYNOTE: 
The fulfillment of the individual’s creative function through his participation in a group performance consecrated to a transcendent realization of unity.

In great cathedrals and other religious edifices the choir is normally hidden behind the altar or above the nave. It symbolizes thus more perfectly the supernal harmony of “heaven” — or the music of the spheres.

The ideal of social participation is exalted to its highest manifestation, for the choir also represents the multifaceted and polyphonic unity of the community in its transcendent state of perfect harmony.
Within this harmony the individual who has overcome his egocentric separativeness and developed his higher consciousness finds fulfillment in super-personal togetherness.

This is the fifth and last symbol of this fifty-eighth sequence. It presents us with the purest form of group-harmony, the most basic yet most difficult fulfillment of the social state.
At the level of the individual person this “hidden choir” would refer to the polyphonic integration of all faculties in their most spiritual manifestations: The ideal of PLENITUDE of being.”

I love how this symbol adds the spiritual and AQ communal dimension – as LILITH does.

 

Voila, here IS…

The chart for the CANCER Super New Moon / PSE on JULY 12 (exact at 7:48 pm PDT).

In Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia / New Zealand it’ll be JULY 13. 

 

Can you see the strong axis from late CAN (SUN and MOON) / early LEO (NN, and MERCURY retro coming in soon) to CAP (SATURN retro, PLUTO retro, LILITH, SN / MARS retro)?

Clearly calling us to bridge ‘both worlds’:
The private and the public, personal needs and ‘outer’ purpose and contribution, and to start with a new quality of family and at-home ness that is being seeded now. 

 

Another striking aspect that the chart shows:
All the CAP / early AQ Planets and Astro Archetypes (except LILITH) are presently RETRO!

We’re processing the ‘old world’ that’s no more valid (for better or worse) yet overcompensates / desperately tries to stay established:
Old authority (SATURN), old powers & control (PLUTO), old societies (SN in AQ), old desires, drives, competitiveness, aggression / old masculine / warrior group energy (MARS in AQ).

 

Voyager Tarot card III – Empress. Photo & Crystal Activation by Melanie

 

The Great Mother (CANCER Super New MOON), rather than resisting (SATURN), trying to change / control (PLUTO), alienating (AQ), and fighting (MARS), embraces what / who shows up, with the transformational power (PLUTO), wisdom & integrity (SATURN), and fierce energy (MARS) of LOVE.

 

Blessings for Goddess Power transforming the World!
Melanie

 

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Email me (licht@islandnet) if you have questions about it, to discuss whether it could be a good fit for you, or if you’d like to register.
The first meeting on JULY 18 can be attended as drop-in, to get a sense of it before committing to the 8-week journey.
Looking forward to hearing from you, and welcoming you in the co-creative circle!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Eclipses 2018 Vol. 1 : Total Lunar Eclipse (Jan 31) – Celestial Goddess Pointer. Regenerative Creative Power.

29 Jan

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Blog Reader,

We’re in Eclipse Season again (twice a year):  

Two Eclipses are on the horizon – and their effects have been noticeable for a while:

  • The Imbolc Total Lunar Eclipse / SuperMoon in LEO – AQ on Wed Jan 31, and
  • The Partial Solar Eclipse in late AQ / cusp to PI on Feb 15. It also ushers in the Chinese New Year (always on the day after the second New Moon after Winter Solstice) of the Yang Earth Dog (stay tuned for a blog post on this!)!

The ‘Superstar’ Total Lunar Eclipse on Jan 31, with many attributes (Blue Moon, Blood Moon, SuperMoon) – and in central LEO – shows up quite dramatically as a very unique Yod, and even ‘Green Kite’ formation, pointing TO the Eclipse!
What an astro image! Chart below, of course!

In our purrrsonal LEO journey, and in the AQ group consciousness, we’re experiencing all these dynamics.
Let’s see how they play out, what’s ‘UP’, wants to be seen (and loved, as in LEO)!

Loving awareness leads to Freedom!

LOVE is the Medicine that helps us in the ‘storm’ – is both grounding, and raises the vibration from which we experience the ‘events’! 

 

 

The Total Lunar Eclipse on Jan 31 will be visible in East and South-East Asia, Australia, Alaska, and Greenland.
The Path of the Chinese New Year Partial Solar Eclipse on Feb 15 will go over South America and Antarctica.

Twice a year, a pair of Eclipses occurs, and they ‘string together’, through the Lunar Nodes.
Remember the last Eclipse pair in August 2017?
Of course! The famous ‘American’ Total Solar Eclipse of Aug 21 was epic. The Partial Lunar Eclipse on Aug 7 was less spectacular, yet both were united through their shared AQ – LEO theme.

And now we see another pair of Eclipses in LEO – AQ where the Lunar Nodes have been since end of April 2017, and will be until Nov 2018.


This time, the MOON is the SuperStar – as the blue (2nd Full Moon in the calendar Month, after the New Year’s SuperSuperMoon) / red (eclipsed) SuperMoon Total Lunar Eclipse in LEO.


The Partial Solar Eclipse end of AQ on Feb 15 has a more ‘humble’ appearance, in comparison to the dramatic Total Lunar Eclipse – yet nevertheless important effects…

 

Eclipses 101

  • Eclipses occur when a NEW MOON or a FULL MOON are close to the Nodal Axis, which is presently (April 2017 – Nov 2018) in AQ – LEO.
  • Eclipses come twice a year, in pairs of New Moon / Solar and Full Moon / Lunar (sometimes even as a triad, as in: July 12, 2018 Partial Solar, July 27, 2017 Total Lunar, and Aug 11, 2018 Partial Solar Eclipse), when it’s the month of the North Node (this year LEO – and back into CAN), and the month of the South Node (this year AQ).
    On that note, Eclipses, as the Nodes go backwards in the Zodiac (presently LEO – AQ, from Nov on CAN – CAP).
  • The closer to the Nodes the more likely a Total Eclipse:
    The Full Moon on Jan 31 will be at 11°37′ LEO, and the North Node at 15°16′ LEO – very close, and a Total Lunar Eclipse!

    The Sun of the New Moon on Feb 15 will be at 27°07′ AQ, and the South Node at 14°27′ AQ – not close enough for a Total Solar Eclipse, but for a Partial SE.
  • Eclipses are either connected with the South Node (SN) = emphasis on release, or with the North Node (NN) of the Moon = emphasis on new beginnings. This is esp. important for Solar Eclipses (exact New Moons)!
    The Total Lunar Eclipse in LEO on Jan 31 catalyzes the North Node in LEO.
    The Partial Solar Eclipse in AQ on Feb 15 catalyzes the South Node in AQ (release).
  • Eclipses are at the same position in the Zodiac every 18-19 years – a karmic ‘string’:
    On Feb 5, 2000 was a SN Solar Eclipse in AQ. For the Partial Solar Eclipse on Feb 15 you might want to review where you were at in early 2000, and what was the ending / release of an engagement in a community / system, while you were following your own heart, esp. if you have your SUN, MOON, Planets, or even Nodes in LEO – AQ.
  • The effect of the Eclipses extends beyond ‘just’ a lunar monthly phase, rather 2 – 3 months, and it’s a chain from Eclipse ‘season’ (last one in August 2017) to Eclipse season (Jan / Feb 2018, and July 2018).
  • Eclipses are a RE-set, like rebooting your computer, after a temporary turning off of the energy.
    In other words, a RE-generation of YIN-Feminine (LUNAR ECLIPSE), and of the YANG-Masculine (SOLAR ECLIPSE) energies, after a ‘darkening’.
    The Total Lunar Eclipse / Blood Moon is clearly a RE-generation of the YIN-Feminine, in her passionate LEO Strength – roarrrr!

 

Shakti Maa Mother Goddess Durga

 

Jan 31 TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE in mid-LEO / mid-AQ (Gates of Power)

Also a SuperMoon, and close to Imbolc (Feb 2)

Regeneration of Creative Power, Freedom, and Self-Radiance

It’s an ECLIPSE of the MOON, by the Earth Shadow which causes the temporary lunar darkening – the umbra (= shadow), out of which the MOON re-emerges.

Mother Earth provokes and evokes a ‘RE-SET’ of LEO themes like:

  • Come (back) into your creative strength and radiance!
  • Bring out / heal your Inner Child!
  • Be the Artist & the Heart-ist!
  • Live Life Lovingly!

How do we get from here to there, you may ask, given all the shadow that’s been cast ON Planet Earth, preventing our Lunar / Yin / Feminine to be in ‘her’ strength?

By the way, just to clarify, I’m not talking generically about men and / vs. women, but about the Inner Feminine in all Beings and phenomena.
I strongly believe that’s more helpful than polarizing in the divisive realm of dualities (which can also happen a lot at a Full Moon, and an exact one like this, even more so). 

This is the TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE in LEO, complementing the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE on Aug 21:
The Yin Energy meets the Yang Energy in equality, and with her own intrinsic strength.


Just felt called to pick a Goddess card from Susan Boulet’s deck.
CHANGING WOMAN showed up!

Had to be right by the MOON / North Node in the chart. 

 

This is what the description says:

“Changing Woman is perhaps the most revered of deities among Native Americans of the southwestern United States. She is wholly benevolent, since it is Changing Woman who gives the people their abundance and who provides the teachings that allow them to live in harmony with all things.
In the initiation ceremony of Navajo women, the initiate takes in the power of Changing Woman so that she might learn the values of love, hospitality, and generosity, and know that she herself is a source of food and harmony.
Changing Woman received her name because she can change at will from baby to girl to a young woman to an old woman, and then back again.
Very much alive today, she is a tremendously nourishing goddess who teaches the wisdom of nature and the cycles of birth and death.”

Wow, I’m so grateful and in awe of the gift and teaching in this card.
Feminine strength for sure!

And the theme of changing from baby, girl, young, and old woman  and back is such a beautiful expression of the lunar cycle too. In a Total Lunar Eclipse the MOON apparently goes through the whole cycle from waning – dark – waxing – full. Such an additional symbol for the renewal of the Feminine. 

The Feminine IS cyclical and renewing. 
Let’s step into this Power, and celebrate Life, and the renewing, life giving forces of Nature!

 

Another related theme round Change:

Between the TSE on Aug 21 and now, JUPITER entered SCORPIO (on 10/10/17), and abundant hidden, covered agenda has been brought to our awareness – to transform deep ‘sediment’ from the bottom-up, esp. in Scorpionic affairs of behind-the-scenes agenda, sex, power, manipulation, abuse, shame…
Change for the better gets a big boost this year. Yet, we must go into the dark for this.
JUPITER is almost exactly between the SUN in AQ and the MOON in LEO now (the square of the MOON to JUPITER happens on Jan 31 / Feb 1, and the square of the SUN to JUPITER on Feb 10).
Deep transformation brings out true intrinsic power which doesn’t engage in power ‘draws’, and stands in its natural strength (like a Lion/ess).

A movement is obviously already kindled, and happening globally, esp. triggered through the U.S., since the new presidency. 
Goes to show, often it has to get worse (lights go out) to get better (lights go on again) and bring out our best…. human nature (says AQ)…

In our personal lives, the TLE in LEO calls us to be in touch with our loving and creative Heart, and in passionate creative collaboration with others in community, and in solidarity with Humanity (SUN / VENUS in AQ).


Yet not loose energy (South Node in AQ) through engagement in ‘low grade’ group / collective energy (like: being sucked into shock-and-awe news and media manipulation).
CO-creating the NEW is the theme.

 


The Total LUNAR ECLIPSE in mid-AQ / mid-LEO is super relevant for all of us with SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in mid-LEO, mid-AQ, but also in mid-TAU, and mid-SCO.

Your personal birth chart and which houses the Eclipse axis falls into for you reveals the particular themes and areas of life this plays out for you.

For all of us, Heart creations, loving and showing ourselves more fully are LEO MOON / North Node incentives in the Eclipse dynamic, vs. just ‘watching the show’ (lots of ‘shows’ going on out there in the media, it can easily get draining and overwhelming) or dissociating (AQ South Node shadow, activated by the SUN and VENUS).

Lunar South Node Glyph

That doesn’t mean not to be informed politically, but too much of a ‘good thing’ in a passive, numbing way doesn’t help, yet the tendency can be strong these days (months… since April 2017 to Nov 2018) with the South Node in AQ.

The Nodal axis invites us to balance both ‘poles’ in a healthy way, starting with ‘breathing in’ beneficial energies on the MOON / North Node in LEO side:

Lunar North Node Glyph

Loving and showing ourselves as we ARE – as a mother or grandmother / Changing Woman would love her child.
From there connecting with others, friends, groups, humanity, or even an ‘anonymous crowd’ with a loving energy.
If we ‘pick up’ ‘random vibes’ from the collective that are draining clearing and release is definitely cool and needed. Being in Nature, and being creative and playful helps.

Let’s loosen the connection with the technological umbilical chord (SN / SUN / VENUS in AQ), and be naturally creative and playful FIRST.

 

The Chart of the Total Lunar Eclipse:

 

Check out this amazing YOD configuration TO the Eclipse!

The main theme of the whole chart / cosmic matrix!

The MOON / North Node in LEO are the balancing point for SO much celestial energy on the other side of the chart (from SCO to ARIES)!

As a Planetary Pattern this is a ‘Bucket’, with the MOON / NN in LEO being the ‘handle’ which picks up the rest!
Seems like Goddess is taking charge…!

Back to the exact YOD configuration…which has an important message for us.

What’s a YOD?
Technically / visually:
A ‘steep’ elongated triangle, composed of a (blue) sextile base line of 2 planets (here: LILITH in CAP and NEPTUNE in PI), both pointing together in (green) quincunx to an apex Planet = the MOON / NN in LEO.

Yods are relatively rare (I see them in about 10% of my clients’ charts, and as events).
A Yod is also called ‘Finger of God/ess!’ / ‘Celestial Pointer’.
It is likened to an ‘Inner Journey’ / pilgrimage, an orientation towards the Apex Planet’s theme. It’s not about ‘getting somewhere’ but about the deep experience in the process.

When Yods get activated through planetary transits / progressions life changing events tend to occur. As if destiny points you into a new direction. 

I believe this also being true for an ‘event Yod’, esp. as an Eclipse!
An inner process is being set in motion, for us personally, and for humanity.
Clearly a powerful pointer to regenerate creative Yin / Feminine forces in all of us!
What a celestial Goddess pointer indeed!

What’s involved in this as well?
The Archetypes of the heavenly bodies ‘on the bottom’: 

  • LILITH in CAP (‘ahead’ of SATURN) – Being in natural Integrity can be so simple. 
    Doing what works, builds, sustains, what’s a wise use of time and energy.
    Saying no to the rest.

    LILITH btw is more than just the Archetype / stereotype ‘Wild Woman’ (ha, LILITH doesn’t like ‘boxes’, so let’s stop calling ‘her’ Wild Woman!). It’s rather being in our intrinsic (call it ‘wild’) nature, free from conditioning. Basically, being as-Nature (when left alone).
  • NEPTUNE in PI – All is connected. All is One.
    If that means on a personal level we’re getting overwhelmed – since we feel so connected / entangled with everything and everyone, being like Ocean, and letting the wind and waves take care of release. Breathing, Yoga, moves certainly help….
  • All this feeds into our natural Goddess Strength (LEO FULL MOON).

 

The YOD extends as a ‘Green Kite’ to the SUN / VENUS / SN in AQ – which, in opposition with the MOON / NN is the ‘spine’ of the Kite.
SUN / VENUS / NN is the ‘head’ / direction of the Kite, in this case also in airy AQ!
In other words, as always in Nodal Axis (here even congruent with the Kite axis) the energy received at the North Node (LEO MOON) is being brought / fed back into the South Node (AQ SUN / VENUS):
The LEO / Goddess Power is not just a purrrsonal thing, we need to bring it to community, groups, humanity!
Co-creation for the Future, through coming together in natural Strength, Love, and Radiance.

A few more words about the chart of the Eclipse and present cosmic energy:

  • The energy is very ‘fixed’ – Gates of Power activated, through mid-LEO, mid-SCORPIO, and mid-AQ.
    The Power to Love. The Power to Change. The Power to Co-Create.
  • NO Planets are presently (until early March) retro – momentum to move forward and manifest.
  • MARS has entered SAG on Jan 26 (until March 17):
    Follow the Spirit, the Heart, Intuition, your Truth!
  • URANUS in late AR is unaspected (an unpredictability agent…!) – but will be brought into a Fire Trine by the post-ecliptic MOON, on Feb 1, and into another Fire Trine from MARS in SAG, on March 11 (calling us to move forward / upward-onward). In the meantime, expect the unexpected, wake up from the Winter slumber!
  • CHIRON in late PI is also unaspected (vulnerability / inter-connectedness / the Medicine of ONE!). It will get activated towards March, as VENUS, MERCURY, and the SUN move through PI. May it ‘just’ hold space for now…!

 

IMBOLC to come – Feb 2!

So close to the Total Lunar Eclipse!

Now, as the daylight hours are getting obviously longer, the middle of Winter is soon reached, as well as the midpoint of AQUARIUS:
We’re celebrating Candlemas, Imbolc / Brigid’s Day and Groundhog Day (Feb 2).

celticwheeloftheyear

Image to the right:
Celtic Wheel of the Year, with the Equinoxes, Solstices and mid-season / cross quarter holidays: Beltane, Luchnassad, Samhain, and Imbolc / Candlemas / Brigid’s Day.

In the Gaelic / Celtic Calendar, Imbolc is one of the 4 fixed ‘Gates of Power’ (see above) of the Zodiac year!

In many areas of the Celtic world, this was the Fire Feast of Brigid the Irish Goddess of hearth and home – yes, more Goddess Celebration!
She is the keeper of the flame, the protector of the home, and a goddess of holy wells and springs. At Imbolc, her many aspects are being acknowledged, especially that of her role as a deity of transformation(!). 
As the world awakes from the dark slumber of Winter, it is time to cast off the chill of the past, and welcome the warmth of Spring.

 

Snow_Drops

Here in Victoria snow drops and even of the first cherry blossom variety have been sighted!
The ground is greening again (with SOO much rain that has come down…!)

Brigid’s blessings…!

And here’s a dedication by Ann Mortifee, from her wonderful book

In Love with the Mystery:

“SPRING APPEARS

Just when you think the Winter will never cease, suddenly Spring appears.
So it is with sadness, sorrow, loneliness, or loss. Everything has its day and its season.
A new bud will appear where a barren twig lay empty. A fresh start will burst forth with the first green leaf. An unexpected possibility, a new life, will be felt among the ruins. 
Have faith. Expect the impossible. Trust the unfolding nature of life. Wait an eternity if need be.
Spring, inevitable, will surely come.”

 

I’m closing the Astro~News post Vol.1 for the Eclipse Season here.
More to come, for Vol. 2, the Partial Solar Eclipse on Feb 15, on the AQ – PI Transition zone.
Stay tuned!

 

Much Love, Seasonal and Celestial Blessings!

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2018

 

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New Year’s SuperSuper FULL MOON in CAN – CAP on Jan 1/2: Nurturing through the Winter…

31 Dec

Happy New Year, dear Astro Friends!

Initiated by the New Year’s Eve Sirius Culmination, and:

The Super-Super (closest to Earth in 2018) Full Moon in her very own CANCER Abode….

The Full Moon will be exact at 6:24 pm PST (Moonrise!) on Jan 1, 2018.
In Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania it will be on Jan 2, 2018.

Lighting up the Night Sky of the New Year like a lantern that shows us the way Home!

A.k.a. The Wolf Moon – the name of the January Full Moon when wolves were howling around villages.

 

What nurtures us?
How do we emotionally nurture Ourselves, our Children, our Inner Child, our Family / Tribe?
How do we feel and give a sense of Belonging?
Where’s HOME?

Nurturing through the COLD, finding emotional and physical comfort and resources is actually a big deal these days in Canada, with extreme temperature drops and wind chill effects of down to -30 degrees, in AB, Central and Eastern Canada, as well as the U.S. East Coast.

So yeah, even though we made it through the shortest days of the year, Winter  & CAPRICORN has only just begun, on Dec 21.

 

Call of the Mountain – Photo by Melanie, Dec 31, 2017

 

How do we balance the contrasting themes of warm, cuddly, and caring CANCER with LOTS of heavy duty CAPRICORN Energy (which you can see in the chart below)?

  • SATURN, the Ruler of CAP – freshly arrived (Dec 19/20), and dwelling in the mountainous region of CAP until Dec 17, 2020!
    A rewarding incentive for us to ‘step up’ and be / do what we’re best at (no need to waste our time and energy on what’s futile and not ‘the real thing’, and no need to feel guilty, nor to judge what we don’t want to see, rather to model the Best and the Change (PLUTO).
  • LILITH – having entered CAP on Nov 8, 2017, and taking a walk on the Wild Side there until Aug 5, 2018. Being in our unconditioned (un-restrained) Nature brings out our Best.
  • VENUS and the SUN, presently pleasantly united in CAP (exact Jan 8):
    Appreciation for quality, and for what matters most. and finally:
  • Good ole PLUTO who’s in CAP for the long haul, until 2023, to make sure CAP goes through its deep change and Evolution. I.o.w., done with wasteful and abusive human behaviour. We need to step up to the plate, live more simply (doesn’t mean deprivation), with quality instead of quantity, and sustainably.

 

Here’s the Chart of the New Year’s Full Moon!

The FULL MOON Alignment is quite JOY-FULL, with both the MOON and SATURN happy in their natural Zodiac energies, AND the Full Moon Axis is supported by a ‘Grand Mid-Water Trine’ of

  • The Super-Super MOON in CANCER (big Baby Belly energy) – very nurturing, showing us where / how we feel a sense of belonging, and how our needs are being met.
    Check out where mid-CANCER is in your chart (House, Planets there…?) for extra Astro hints…
  • MARS / JUPITER very close to each other (exactly aligned on Jan 6 – every 2 years) in deep and mysterious SCORPIO (which MARS likes, and ‘used to’ rule, before PLUTO came along, and claimed its underworld domain – MARS is still co-ruler). 
    MARS / JUPITER give a lot of energy, esp. for ‘bravely’ diving into depth, intimacy, inner processing, research, and anything that benefits from change through going to the core of things.
  • NEPTUNE in PISCES – also ‘at home’ there: 
    Going with the flow, taking it easy, releasing the old (year, stagnant energy, you name it) with love, and breathing in ‘fresh oxygen’, and anything that we resonate with. Being compassionate.

The Grand Water Trine is in the centre of the Water signs – which has an extra magical, transformational SCORPIO effect.

Also, a rare configuration lines the Grand Water Trine up with the Full Moon axis to a Kite – with the ‘head’ pointing to SUN / VENUS in CAP, and the MOON being the ‘tail’ of it. Or you may call it an airplane, with SUN / VENUS in the cockpit. 
This is a very stable figure, supporting us with leading (head / CAP) from integrity and maturity / the Inner Elder, motivated by nurturing and care, and sense of belonging.

How can this look like?
Feeling deeply, and reaching into our core, which makes us take good care of our Inner Child.
Keeping things simple and fulfilling, noticing that a lot of our ‘needs’ are compensations.
Helping make the World a better place, for our children, for future generations, for animals, for any Being that we deeply care for.

 

Bottom line:
HOME is BIG for the Full MOON in homey CANCER, and at home there, plus MARS, SATURN, and NEPTUNE also in their respective astrological home / comfort zone where they operate well.
Of course, our friend SATURN in CAP likes this:
Everything (a lot) where / how it works best.

 

Retro Free Phase!

And once URANUS goes out of retro (on Jan 2) there will be a phase without a major Planet retrograde until early March (JUPITER) and end of March (MERCURY) – woohoo!

 

‘Stormy’ URANUS goes from retro to direct on Jan 2!

‘Golden Boy’ Prometheus at the Rockefeller Centre NYC, surrounded by the Zodiac belt. Prometheus the Awakener is the Archetype related to the Planet Uranus!

 

‘Wild Card’ URANUS in late ARIES is unaspected in the Full Moon chart.

The CANCER MOON will go into square with it on Jan 2, and also into Water Trine with CHIRON in late PI (also unaspected presently), which can bring instability, yet also shakes things up in a healing way.

On the same day, URANUS goes from retro (since early Aug 2017) direct / forward from Earth perspective. Fires early Aug, icy temperatures now…
URANUS is related to weather patterns and systems – shows when systems are ‘out of whack’.


URANUS has been in ‘turnaround storm’ already in Dec (we were just so focused on MERCURY….). When that happens, the Archetype becomes a focal point.

URANUS is the Archetype of Prometheus the Awakener, bringing ‘Freedom from the Known’, or simply ‘Freedom that has no Opposite’.
Definitely room for wake-up calls, unpredictabilities, surprises, even shocks (there’s been a wave of those in the news lately…), and out-of-the-ordinary experiences.
Yet also and foremost, an awakening from our daily ‘slumber mode’ and into full-on presence with what IS. Presence in the NOW.

URANUS is one of the big news makers of 2018:
It will (temporarily) change signs (only every 7 years), and go from ARIES (since 2011) into TAURUS, mid-May until early Nov).

Check out the SUN, MOON, and Planets in Motion 2018 Overview that I posted earlier today – a neat reference list!
And join our 2018 Astro New Year’s Parlour on Jan 4, if you’d like to co-explore your trends in a group of like-spirited stargazers!


The Sun Rules Leo – Painting by Johfra Bosschart

The next FULL MOON, on Jan 31 – a ‘Blue Moon’ since it’s the second Moon in one calendar month – will be also a ‘SuperMoon’ and:
A TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE in LEO – AQ!


We feel its effects throughout January:

The best of LEO energy is supported, with the North Node in LEO (Apr 2017 – Nov 2018):
Love Yourself, Love Life, Love the World.
Live Life Lovingly.
Lead from your Strength.|
Share Generously.
Show your Colours… from the Heart!

 

Wishing you a fulfilling New Year 2018!
Guided by Starlight and Heart Light!

Melanie

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2017

 

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Illuminating GEMINI – SAG Full Moon (Dec 3) with Neptune: Heart Language Connects in the ONE.

2 Dec

The last FULL MOON of 2017 it is – the New Year’s Full Moon will be exactly on Jan 1 in the Americas / on Jan 2 in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia!
And a SUPER Moon it is – the only one of 2017, appearing (if we see her) 14% larger and 30% brighter than a ‘regular’ Full Moon – and activating our emotional body much stronger too. 
Super Moon happens when a Full Moon approximately coincides with the Moon’s perigee – the point in her orbit at which the Moon is closest to Earth.

Just to clarify – MERCURY retro coming up…. as it says in the Space.com article above, the Full Moon will be in the astronomical constellation of TAURUS – occulting / ‘eclipsing’ even the ‘Eye of the Bull’ Star Aldebaran.

Silvery Eye in the Sky – Photo by Melanie Dec 2, 2017

Here’s a beautiful description of the esoteric meaning of Aldebaran, from Souled-Out:

“In the sign of Taurus, when desire is transmuted into aspiration, darkness gives place to light and illumination. The eye of the Bull, the spiritual Third Eye, or the “single eye” of the New Testament, is opened.
“If thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light,” said the Christ (Matthew 6:22). This single eye takes the place of the two eyes of the personal self. As the attention of humanity becomes focused upon spiritual attainment, we tread the Way of Revelation.

Life is filled with revelation. The entire evolutionary process is essentially nothing but a growing revelation. The two concepts Evolution and Revelation go together. As we evolve, we perceive more than we ever knew was existent or perceptible, yet we are only perceiving what has always been there. The Way of Revelation is through the discovering and discarding of our own limitations.

Revelation, as defined by The Dictionary of Scripture and Myth, is a “symbolic communication from the higher nature to the lower, imparting truths of the invisible universe and the soul. As revelation does not and can not arise from the lower nature, it is self-evident that the lower or objective mind of man does not compose the revelation, but is merely the receptive vessel into which the Divine message is poured.”

Me, Melanie, coming in again:
What Souled-Out describes is so beautifully apropos the T-Square of the FULL MOON in GEM – SAG, square NEPTUNE in PISCES (see chart below)
Just to clarify again: Yes, astrologically (with the tropical Zodiac) the Full Moon is at 11°40′ GEMINI – SAG (the Sun is in SAG the solar month before Winter Solstice).

While the rather scientific GEMINI side of the Full Moon ‘equation’ is interested in facts and figures of the SuperMoon, and why it occults the Eye of the Bull yet is in Gemini, the SAG side wonders:
What does this Full Moon mean?
And NEPTUNE in PISCES shows our awe and mesmerizing wonder at the inconceivably miraculous, and points to the ONE, beyond this and that, polarization and controversy – the field beyond right and wrong-doing, as the much-loved Sufi poet Rumi would call it.

With the SUN now in fiery SAG – the Inner Light has been (re)ignited, after our deep scorpionic Journey, and moves forward / upward-onward, in trust and anticipated gratitude for the outer daylight returning after Winter Solstice.

May the GEMINI Super-Full MOON with the SAG SUN, and NEPTUNE in PISCES help us being single-Eye focused, and speak the Heart (SAG) Language (GEM) that transcends duality, and brings us back into the Truth of ONEness!

 

Once again, I was inspired to create a

Voyager Tarot Spread over the Full Moon Chart 

…as it happens also in private consultations – which always brings enriching and illustrative pointers, this time also enhanced by a Goddess card (Susan Boulet deck) for the SuperMOON Goddess.
Voila:

 

Super Full Moon in GEM – SAG Chart,  with Voyager & Goddess Spread – Photo by Melanie

 

Amazing what showed up:

  • For the SUN in SAG (close to VENUS – just entered SAG yesterday Dec 2, and MERCURY about to go retro Dec 2/3 – 22, plus SATURN, still in SAG) the card Nine of Cups – Fulfillment:  Celebrating the harvest, symbolized by wine from grapes, nectar from fruit, and flowers from seeds, and realizing the inner riches (pearls), with a feeling of abundance – time to enjoy the fruits of our work, honour our success, and be in an attitude of gratitude. Perspective matters, as SAG knows: The glasses are more than half-full – when we SEE it that way. And an inner sense of abundance makes for Heart-generosity.
  • For the MOON in GEM the Woman of Crystals – Guardian made her appearance:
    Again very apropos, not only since it’s a feminine quality but also since Crystals relate to the Mind – as GEMINI does, and MERCURY its ruling Planet, which goes retro on this eve of the Full Moon!
    This Priestess-Woman with the blue Sapphire Third Eye
    (see esoteric meaning of Aldebaran above!!!) and the calm, meditative gaze isn’t distracted (which MERCURY / GEMINI easily can be, given the insatiable interest in the ’10 000 things’ as Buddhists would call it, esp. in our information age!) by all the ‘shiny objects’, crystals,  and glitter around her. She focuses on the one diamond held in the hand-mudra, hence guards and protects her mind, and her priestess-intention. A beautiful blend of GEMINI MOON and  focused, intentional SAG SUN!
  •  More pointers for the Full Moon come from the Goddess card with the mask – it’s HEL.
    A Norse underworld / otherworld mother goddess. Northern shamans visit her realm, they put on a helkappe – a magical mask (sometimes hel-met) that renders them invisible. Hel is an embodiment of the divine mystery, a challenge to look behind the mask of appearances – to see things as they really are.
    So apropos the SuperMOON square NEPTUNE in PISCES!
    And reminds me also of a German fairy-tale I grew up with: The heavenly Frau Holle – when she shakes out the beds it snows on Earth…
  • And lastly – for NEPTUNE in PISCES: The Ace of Wands – Illumination!
    Flashes of insight – touching upon the Truth. So related to the illuminating Third Eye / Bull’s Eye – which also relates to late SAG where SATURN / MERCURY are: The Galactic Centre.
    SEEing beyond surface reality. Breakthrough revelations that create transformation. 
    NEPTUNE on PISCES shows where our illusions are – once the veil is lifted the Unifying Truth is being revealed.

The card spread itself is unifying, since the cards all relate almost interchangeably to each others; themes and to the whole, bringing the Illuminating Full Moon ‘field’ together.

 

Here is the chart of the Full Moon again

…without the cards – showing the planetary ‘players’ / Archetypes:


 

Here on the West Coast, the Full Moon will be exact at 8:47 am PST = Moonset / Sunrise!
Such a strong polarity – good to hold the balance, here on Planet Earth, right between SUN and MOON.

Maybe you’d like to go out into nature (so SAG) for a Sunrise / Moonset walk / celebration / ceremony?

Both SUN and MOON are at 11°40′ (SAG – GEM). Interesting that the symbol of GEM also looks like a double 1:
From duality to ONEness, maybe transcending polarized dimensions…

NEPTUNE, in exact T-Square to SUN and MOON, at 11° PISCES is also a unifier, of course – from controversial right-wrong debates into ‘the field’.

NEPTUNE is also in exact Water Trine with JUPITER (at 11°36′ SCO), inviting us to surf the currents and waves of Life, the Good, and the Intense and Challenging that calls for processing, rather than judging or by-passing.

 

We’re (thankfully) coming out of the opposition between MARS in LIBRA and URANUS retro in ARIES (which was building up like a Full Moon, to be exact on Dec 1).
While in the geo-political scene the atmosphere has been heated up, and no lack of thrill / suspense occurred, hopefully you found ways of channeling the energy into balance between authenticity and cooperation, and win-win’s!
Always good to feed higher-vibrational expressions of the patterns into the ‘field’.

 

MARS will cross over the ‘Tipping Point’ from LIBRA to SCO on Dec 9, and will be in SCO until Jan 26.
MARS is actually better placed in SCO than in LI (since Oct 22) where aiming for negotiation would have been often frustrated, since the negotiators could have been too much ‘in for themselves’, or, on a personal level, the ego would have been too involved in decision making and choosing, or in an inner dilemma between self assertion. vs. doing it ‘for them’.

With MARS in SCO what’s coming out and up now for processing (SO much, with JUPITER in SCO, since Oct 10!) gets moving!

Which can be somewhat a roller coaster of grief, anger, deep love that turns out to be obsession, attachment and control, jealousy, resentment, regret, shame… all those feelings that are otherwise hidden and ‘under wraps’ –
Uhhh, MARS in SCO is one of the parcels under the astrological Christmas Tree!

Just like in a good fairy-tale, and inner psychological processes, they all have their place, no-one is banned from the party…

SCORPIO stirs up and scrubs the bottom of the pot, can bring us to our knees, and into deep psychological layers that we usually avoid.
The Soul has its way with us…
Likewise, MARS in SCO can be a spiritual mobilization.
Way to (let?) go, and transform the aggressive and separative ego.
On Jan 6, MARS will pass JUPITER in SCO – hopefully lots of inner clearing and societal transformation for the better by then!

 

 

VENUS has just entered SAG yesterday Dec 1 (until Dec 24):
Turn on the Heart-Light, and share your Love generously!

More isn’t always better…
Under VENUS in SAG, we can be over the top with acquisitions, esp. with all the commercial Christmas craze around.
Since MERCURY is freshly retro now, also in SAG, chances are we might RE-gret indulging into too many shiny objects, at the expense of the credit card – and maybe even Planet Earth.
Whereas cultivating a loving generous spirit never goes out of style.

CHIRON in late PISCES is going from retro to direct on Dec 5, so the first half of Dec is also a CHIRON themed time:
Connection in Unity (hey, dance, song, and music help) is healing!

 

Lastly, our friend MERCURY (ruling planet of the GEMINI Full Moon) is going retro (YEP) tonight, Dec 2 / 3.
This time, the whole retro journey will be in SAG, from the very end, the ‘Integrity Point’ on the cusp to CAP, to mid-SAG, on Dec 22.
For a cosmic relief and tool kit, check out this blog article.

 

And guess what?
Not only will the MERCURY retro journey super relevant for the U.S. (it starts on Trump’s Eclipse Full Moon / South Node in late SAG, and ends almost exactly on the U.S. AC which is at 12°12′ SAG).

 

The Full Moon itself activates a lot for the United States:

It’s right on the U.S. AC – DC axis (representing the country in its own identity, and other countries it is in dialogue – or conflict – with), with the SuperMOON in GEM sitting between the U.S. URANUS and MARS (remember,  these two planets were just in opposition – which happens only every 2 years).
May NEPTUNE in PISCES help with turning polarities and ‘divided states’ in so many ways into unification, and dissolving of what had its time, incl. collective deception and delusion – esp. re: all sorts of agenda (SAG). 

Check this out:

 

 

A Grand Cardinal Cross actually forms, between the Full Moon ‘matrix’ of present and the U.S. chart:

MARS in late LIBRA and URANUS in late ARIES square the U.S. PLUTO in late CAP – the latter an epochal influence, showing how much is stirred up that doesn’t agree with the power structures and their shadow expression anymore, and calls for radical change and renewal.

As mentioned before, the U.S. will have their 1st PLUTO Return in history (a 248 year cycle) 2020 – 2022. A big turnover and regeneration – hopefully based on the original core spirit of the Constitution, Natural Law, and to honour the Ancestors of the Land.

MARS and URANUS also square the U.S. MERCURY retro in late CANCER – what do the voices of history say to what happens nowadays???
Hopefully, this MERCURY retro in SAG brings out the Truth, and many important truths, so that the country can start to find itself again.

 

Blessings to all of us for an Illuminating, Heart Focused Full Moon and Finale of 2017!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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TAURUS Super-New Moon April 26: New Ground, New Seed, New Embodiment of Our Loving Nature!

25 Apr

Wildly Calming Camus – Photo by Melanie

Mother Nature on the Pacific West Coast is RE-greening, boldly showing her colours, and inviting us into a multi-sensual immersion – yummm!

Just in time for the TAURUS Super NEW MOON –
THE Moon to plant new seeds in the fertile soil!
Exact tomorrow Apr 26 at 5:16 am PDT!

 

Indeed! The TAURUS NEW MOON will be a SuperMoon!

You might wonder: Wait a minute, it’s not a Full Moon!
New Moons can be SuperMoons too – when they are very close to the Earth (called perigee) – and this is the first of 3 SuperNewMoons!

Astrologically, a SuperSeed energy…
Ahhh, that’s why such an abundance(!!!) of NEWness is showing up now, offering us to nourish ourselves with ‘SuperFood’ on all levels… incl. to establish new healthy, life affirming habits!
OUT with the old and stagnant, IN with the new and nourishing!

 

This NEW MOON almost feels like a FULL MOON, doesn’t it??
WHY?
There’s a strong gravitational field with a closer SuperMoon, plus a lot of planetary action on the side of the SUN / MOON: Also NEPTUNE, CHIRON / VENUS, URANUS / MERCURY, and MARS are ALL  in the same direction from Earth perspective, and mighty JUPITER is opposite – see chart below!
BALANCE (the theme of the Apr 11 Full Moon) is clearly still a big deal!
Here is the chart for the TAURUS Super-New Moon:

 

TAU NM 2017

Among the planetary ‘players’ in the cosmic field TWO stand out – astrologically close to the NEW MOON in early TAURUS, super-charging the Astro~Sphere for bold Newness:

MERCURY retro is about to ‘click’ again with URANUS in late ARIES (encounter # 2) on Apr 28 (and once more on May 9, by then with MERCURY in forward mode):
Idea (MERCURY) explosion (URANUS)? So many fresh ideas are swirling around now (also with MARS now in GEMINI). And, even deeper: Radical liberation (URANUS in AR) FROM old sticky mental patterns (MERCURY retro started out in TAU), and freedom FOR a NEW YOU!


I bet you are tapping into this ‘weather system’, esp. if you have end of ARIES, CANCER, LIBRA, or CAPRICORN Astro features!

When MERCURY will be out of retro, on May 3, having passed URANUS again on May 9, and out of ‘storm’ on May 12 the Mind can be REnewed, after this REfreshing REtreat and REboot phase of April.

I love how in Eastern, mainly Buddhist views ‘MIND’ represents to the intellectual and emotional continuum – because it IS – they influence each other constantly.
In Astro Archetype language, there’s the thinking mind as in: MERCURY, and the feeling mind, as in: the MOON.
Both are close to each other with this New MOON (see chart).
A New Ground for the Mind can be found.

 

What does the SABIAN SYMBOL ‘oracle’ for the New Moon at 6°27 TAURUS say?
Ever SO related – the Revolution of LOVE renders the old ‘establishment’ obsolete:

PHASE 37 (TAURUS 7°): THE WOMAN OF SAMARIA AT THE ANCESTRAL WELL.

 

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The Samaritan Woman at the Well by Annibale Carracci

 

KEYNOTE: The meeting of the traditional past and of the creative spirit pointing to the future.

The symbol refers to a most important, but usually narrowly interpreted (or interpreted away!) episode of the Christ mythos.
Early in his ministry, Jesus meets a Samaritan woman at an ancestral well. This woman belongs to a tribe despised by the Jews; moreover, she is unmarried and therefore on the fringe of even her own society. It is to just that kind of woman that Jesus reveals that he is the Messiah: “I am He,” a revelation that he apparently will not bestow even upon his disciples, at least not in words. (Words in occultism are the creative factor.)

What does this mean? Jesus, as the Avatar incorporating the Christ-Impulse, came to replace the old tribal order with a new order based on universal Love.
It is not to representatives of, or even to men still attached to, the old order that Jesus could reveal his spiritual, evolutionary and society-transforming status; they had instead to reach a point where they could discover his avatar-ship – as did Peter just before the Transfiguration scene. But to the woman of Samaria – who, in her openness to love’s urgings, had already repudiated any narrow subservience to the old order – Jesus could reveal his function. The highest meets the lowest when this lowest is free from traditional bonds and open to love. The creative future descends first to that which has become chaos. An old order is never open to a new Revelation until it has accepted disorder in the name of that Power which subsumes all forms of order, i.e. Love.

In this second stage of the five-fold sequence, a contrasting element enters upon the scene. It is no longer a collective-cultural effort based on past knowledge — as in the preceding symbol — but a “meeting” that introduces into the collective situation a totally new factor which transcends it. A NEW QUALITY OF BEING is revealed, which renders the old patterns obsolete.

 

Outrageousness in Rootedness – Photo by Melanie, April 2017

 

Which brings us to VENUS (ruler of TAURUS) – the ‘Love Force’ – after ‘her’ retro tour back to PISCES where ‘she’ is exalted – LOVE IS:
VENUS has been travelling next to CHIRON in PISCES (the image of ‘Wounded Healer’ Jesus and the Samaritan woman in her spiritual openness come to mind and heart), initiating us into a healing, loving field – from which to act, attract, and start fresh – as VENUS is about to enter ARIES, also on Apr. 28 (when MERCURY retro meets URANUS).

Have you forgiven yourself and others, blessed the ‘chaos’, let go of past entanglements (VENUS in PISCES), and let ‘the field’ reveal to you the connection as-Love? Everything renews itself Nature-ally in this!

 

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

Finally, let’s remember:
A NEW MOON is the union of the Divine Masculine (SUN) and the Divine Feminine (MOON), in ‘conception’.

That’s why I’d propose, to be in alignment with this union, let’s bring our Inner Masculine (the intention setting, active seed-planting side) and our Inner Feminine (the receptivity, openness) together for this, and perhaps every New Moon:
Intending and conceiving in balanced alchemical union.

Maybe one or the other has been a bit or a lot neglected in our life? 
Time to call them in, and invite balance.

 

YES, a big week, with the TAURUS Super-New MOON tomorrow Apr 26, VENUS into ARIES, and MERCURY retro / URANUS (both Apr 28)!

May we BE AS NATURE – ‘organic’, in abundance and flow, embracing our unique ways of being, allowing the outgrown and redundant to seize and new life to emerge, and being nourished and nourishing through LOVE – and photosynthesis!
May we be NATURE-ally grounded in the Beingness of all Life, and Embody our True Nature!
And hey, friends – let’s BE IN NATURE – it’s SPRING!

Serving with Love, and inviting even more Love in Action!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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