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VENUS into TAURUS (June 6 – July 4): Enjoying Life!

6 Jun

VENUS just settled TODAY into ‘her’ natural abode of TAURUS – after a very loooong (almost 14 weeks, since early Feb, due to VENUS retro) adventure in ARIES.

A sigh of relief for many of us, since it’s been also a stressful, upsetting, unsettled time, and we might have attracted (VENUS) many comings and goings ‘speed dating’ style, yet nothing ‘stuck’.
VENUS in AR helped us magnetize and choose what we really want, in relationships (esp. in the area of life related to ARIES in our charts),  and be ok with a zig-zag course of trials and errors. Even better, with the crescendo contact of VENUS – URANUS (June 3) in late AR, be authentic, present in the moment, truly liberated and FREE in any relationship. Lots of experimentation / no expectation.

Johfra Bosschart Taurus

Johfra Bosschart: Venus Rules Taurus (and the Martian / Aries Warrior Takes a Rest)

 

As VENUS enters TAU, it’s time to settle, enjoy Life-in-Spring, and our auspicious embodiment. A beautiful, sensuous energy – ahhh!

Your TAURUS SUN, MOON, AC, or planets become a magnet.
Let VENUS show you how to slow down, cultivate pleasure and the arts, be in nature, and let your body be a temple of joy!

 

Spring by Italian Renaissance painter G. Arcimboldo

 

Not really stressful aspects for VENUS in ‘her’ TAURUS abode… sighhh (after the triple URANUS contact / PLUTO square while ‘she’ was in ARIES). Just some tweaks…


VENUS in TAURUS Aspects (dynamics with other planetary players) this month of June:

  • VENUS will go into ‘sexy’ sextile with MARS (now in CANCER) on Fri June 9 (the FULL MOON day):
    A chance (this week building up) to be in tune with our needs, assert them gently (MARS in CAN) and stick with what’s enjoyable and a good match (VENUS in TAU).
  • VENUS will go into quincunx with stationary JUPITER in LIBRA (ruled by VENUS), and into sextile with stationary NEPTUNE in PISCES (where VENUS is exquisitely ‘exalted’ – the LOVE-in-Unity), on June 19 / 20:
    Among the many, many options, let’s make wise choices: what’s really a good match for us, in various areas of lifestyle and relationship – came up for me with people, directions, and technology tools (JUPITER in LI changes direction from Earth perspective on June 9) – and when overwhelmed / inundated by a flood of things (NEPTUNE in PI also changes direction this month) let’s bring ourselves into a good vibration (literally being by the water, or in nature in general, and let Mother Earth absorb and transmute our ‘stuff’) and let go, release, and reconnect from there.
  • VENUS in TAU will finally go into Earth trine with PLUTO retro in CAP, on June 24.
    Groundedness and slow enjoyable pace and presence are beautiful and powerful – connected in the natural power of Life-in-Spring.

 

 

© 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!

 

YinYang Infinite

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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Astrological Earth Week (Apr 19 – 26) Weather, feat. :: ‘New Mercury’ & Pluto Turnaround

19 Apr

Today APRIL 19 (at 2:27 pm PDT):
The SUN enters TAURUS – EARTH MONTH (April 19 – May 20):
Be in Nature and Your Nature!

 

Johfra Bosschart Taurus

Johfra Bosschart: Venus Rules Taurus (and the Martian Warrior Takes a Rest)

 

It’s the season to settle, slow down, enjoy life with all your senses, plant your garden (esp. with / after the NEW MOON in TAURUS, on Apr 26!), and: to take time, sit with things, and relax.

Themes of cooking, body, garden, money, and values are up, and with Mercury retro now (which started in early TAU on Apr 9) you might wonder: what’s real wealth and real value? We’re invited to take a good look within, beyond consensus reality (show).

BIG extra Astro*News of the day (Apr 19):
It’s the half-way point of MERCURY retro, as M-r meets the SUN – a ‘New Mercury’! 
Spirit, Consciousness, and the Heart lead the way, and the mind is an instrument on their behalf – what a relief and beautiful new alignment!

Here’s the chart of the ‘New Mercury’ (exact on Apr 19 at 10:54 pm PDT) – check out the evi-dance:

 

MER - SUN Apr 19 2017

So cool (indeed) what the Sabian Symbol for the ‘New Mercury’ at 1° TAU (YES, both together on the first degree of TAURUS) says:

“PHASE 31 (TAURUS 1°): A CLEAR MOUNTAIN STREAM.

 

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Valle Verzasca – photo credit: Barbara Jenni

 

KEYNOTE: The pure, uncontaminated and spontaneous manifestation of one’s own nature.

Here we see life substance in its original dynamic form, and as it emerged from its spiritual source. This is true whatever the nature of the source may be. In a sense, the mountain stream is conditioned by the nature of the soil and by all the forces which in the past have formed the mountain’s rock strata: that is to say, by past history. Yet out of this past a new, pure (i.e. unadulterated) release of potentiality has emerged. It is ready to perform whatever work its dharma is to accomplish.

This is the first stage of the seventh five-fold sequence of phases. Matter is still imbued with great potential energy, energy being matter at its source. It is flowing irresistibly toward its own destiny. It is simply ITS OWN NATURE.”

So pure and beautiful!
Let it be. Be That!
The Quality of the New Mind – Spirit / Heart Connection.

 

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As you see in the chart, it’s actually a connection of MERCURY / SUN and also URANUS – which MERCURY approaches (exact contact # 2 on Apr 28, and again on May 9).

Sending the Mind back to the awake and liberated Spirit that already IS.

In these Taurean weeks of the year, re-discover slowing down and enjoying the emBuddhament (embodiment without attachment)!

 

Also big news of the week:
PLUTO goes retro in CAP
(Apr 20 – Sept 28).
This is a time to integrate the big changes that have occurred in the last while – and on-goingly, and for inner (retro) Soul Work time, before bringing the transformed, more empowered Self into – everything.
Of course, we can already BE the Change in the ‘meantime’.

One of the grounding and integrative factors this Spring  has been MARS, now in TAURUS, but only for 2 more days (until Apr 21):
The energy wants to settle and enjoy what-IS (just like the Taurean resting warrior in the picture above). This can be a good time for finding stability in the big changes.
It’s also an excellent energy to guard and protect sacred land and Mother Earth from exploitation and abuse. MARS in TAURUS can harness its resisting and defensive energy. Earth Day ahead!

Dedicated to PLUTO going Retro in CAPRICORN, on Apr 20:

 

Medicine_Wheel

Medicine Wheel

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE HOPI ELDERS

You have been telling people this is the Eleventh Hour.
Now you must go back and tell the people that this is THE Hour.
Here are the things that must be considered:
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.

This could be a good time!

There is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel like they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.

Know the river has its destination.

The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off toward the middle of the river, keep your eyes open, and our heads above the water.
See who is here with you and celebrate.
At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves!
For the moment we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.

The time of the lonely wolf is over.
Gather yourselves!
Banish the word struggle from your attitude and vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we have been waiting for.

The Elders
Oraibi, Arizona
Hopi Nation

 

Snail Trail 2 (Mary)

Slow is Beautiful: Snail Trail – Photo credit: Mary Dowds

SATURDAY APRIL 22 – EARTH DAY!

Come join us downtown, at Creatively United for the Planet, at the RBC Museum!

Time to speak up for values, for nature and the land, with Love and Passion!

Stay tuned for TAURUS NEW MOON Astro*News!

Wishing you a joyous and powerful TAURUS time!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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PLUTO Week, Activated by the CAP MOON: Be at YOUR Best, SoUlar Powered!

18 Apr

Astro*News*Flash Apr 18 / 19

Before we settle into the fertile, joyous, earthy TAURUS seasontomorrow Apr 19, at 2:27 pm PDT the SUN enters TAURUS – , there’s a lot UP today, under the CAP MOON, having passed PLUTO (and what a PLUTO week it is – PLUTO changes direction on Thu Apr 20!) and squaring URANUS / SUN in ARIES.
The to-the-point message is:

* What works best for YOU / how YOU are built??? How can you be at your BEST? What is the best way of working with your resources and time??? To be determined by you alone, soul powered, rather than ‘selling your soul’ / giving your power away.

* Being in our CAP Authority and Power sets us FREE to BE, authentic and self actualized. True to what arises.

 

Evolvuphant (Kimberly Dean)

Evolvuphant (Kimberly Dean)

 

Hints:
Courage (acting from the HEART) is the KEY!
Love sets us FREE!

 

 

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* TAURUS – SCORPIO Full Moon (Nov 14): Finding our Ground in the Changefulness.

14 Nov

What a wave and surge of deep emotions that are usually under the surface, since ‘New Seeds in the Darkness’ (motto of the last Astro~News) were planted, with the SCO New Moon on Oct 30. First a ‘dark and quiet before the storm’, leading up to the U.S. elections last week, and followed by an outburst of responses and reactions after the results were clear. What comes up needed to come out, cathartically.

Yet, dwelling or freezing in projecting our fear of the unknown, or rather: fear of the anticipated, disempowers us and weakens our energy field.

Well aware of the danger of ‘spiritual by-passing’, I’m more interested in looking at the cosmic, archetypal, astrological picture that presents itself nowadays – and wrote a 2-part not too long blog about ‘The American Evolution – An Astrological Perspective’ – featuring the chart of the U.S., and its transits, as well as the archetypal roles and activations for and through Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump. 

Take a read here:

https://lichtsite.wordpress.com/2016/11/12/u-s-2016-and-beyond-the-american-evolution-an-astrological-perspective/

https://lichtsite.wordpress.com/2016/11/12/u-s-2016-and-beyond-the-american-evolution-an-astrological-perspective-part-2/

 

SCORPIO is the Alchemy that transforms ‘lead into gold’, or depressing, heavy states into pure consciousness.

 

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In the last few weeks, have you come through lots of emotional transformation, yet processed it faster than before? Maybe because it’s such a collective momentum, and we as Humanity go to deep core issues that are usually ‘left alone’.

The key for the fixed energy of SCO is to ‘not be afraid of the dark’, not resist, get stuck, or hurt yourself, and process ‘all the way through’, to allow the Alchemy do its magical thing. Even ‘simply’ by honestly addressing: ”What’s even deeper than this?”

 

We have moved through the central core = central 10 degrees and 10 days of SCO – round Nov 2 – 12, and are coming now to the ‘mutable’ part of SCO until Nov 21, where – this year also coordinated with and aided by the FULL MOON and waning lunar cycle – things get ‘washed out’ and released, to give room for the SAGITTARIAN light and space and freedom.

 

Speaking of Scorpionic Alchemy: Just before writing the Astro~News yesterday, something wanted to alchemize spontaneously: I felt called to ‘experiment’ with picking a Voyager Tarot card for the energies of the TAU – SCO Full Moon, and share its message to you. After the first card the process naturally turned into a 3-card spread.

I intuitively ‘sealed’ and activated it with a Hematite Heart that wanted to be in the spread ‘constellation’. https://www.healingcrystals.com/Tumbled_Hematite__Brazil__-_Tumbled_Stones.html says (found it after the fact): ”Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms you in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone, and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. Hematite can boost confidence, and is also good for working with the Root Chakra.
Hematite can help one to find their own gifts and to release self-imposed limitations. Hematite can help with the ascension process, by facilitating the integration of higher spiritual energies into our physical 3-D existence. Hematite is also used to protect against geopathic stress and electromagnetic smog, and is said to be a great detoxifying stone, helpful for the liver and the blood.”

 

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The order I picked them is not what you might think, by looking at the spread which rearranged itself as shown in the photo – I explain it in the paragraphs below.

And wow – now as I look at it and connect it with the Full Moon chart it is perfectly ‘in place’… take a peek at the chart below. If you’re somewhat of an Astro insider you know what I mean… and I’ll point to the chart connection along the way of ‘reading’ the cards.

 

Soo, the Man of Cups – Surfer showed up first, and yes, that guides us not go under but skilfully surf through and on the intense waves of energy in our oceanic interconnectedness (NEPTUNE / South Node in PISCES – was exact on Nov 4 but influences the whole Fall 2016, and is balanced by the North Node in VIRGO, incentivizing us to be in our overall health / wellness integrity, to apply our tools, be discerning, and do the clearing. NEPTUNE is this month ‘stationary’ as it will change direction from retro to forward in the Zodiac, on Nov 19. Neptunian November…

CHIRON is these years (2010 – 2018) in PI as well, showing us the collective and personal ‘wounds’ and their intrinsic ‘medicine’: When we get overwhelmed, what helps us feel fully connected to and as Source, and allows for release and flow, in the unified field of Being?

In the Full Moon chart, PI with NEP / NN and CHI are also on the ‘right bottom’, houses 4 and 5.

 

Then came the Woman of Cups – Rejoicer. A beautiful illustration of the TAURUS Full Moon – such a sensual and en-joy (TAU) – able vibe! The MOON is ‘exalted’ in TAU – ‘highest’ position and fullest expression for the MOON in the Zodiac: Being nurtured with all senses, in and as Nature. You TAU MOON babes out there probably know what I’m talking about. There is even a Full Moon above the head of the right woman’s head! Spider webs and nature-spa like atmosphere relate to the regenerative SCO SUN energy that’s reflected ‘on the face of the MOON’.

 

Fascinating that Man and Woman of Cups – the natural ‘Watery Couple’ came up, with the MOON and SCO connection!
Looking at the chart, PISCES (the realm of the Surfer) and TAURUS (the realm of the Rejoicer) have at their opposite midpoint LIBRA, with JUPITER being presently almost the exact midpoint activator and enhancer. LIBRA is the energy of the ‘Sacred Marriage’, inner and outer. Not just about ‘finding the perfect match’ but, first of all, balancing and marrying the Inner Masculine and Feminine within. This is so up nowadays as a BIG theme, with JUPITER in LI since 09 / 09, until 10 / 10, 2017.
JUPITER in LI will form a significant transit just before the next New Moon, exact on Nov 24 that’s been building up this Fall: A square to PLUTO in CAP (#1 out of 3 – two more to follow in 2017): Balance is crucial for integrity and sustainability. 

 

And the last card: Death XIII Major Arcana. Scorpionic – Plutonic. The energy of SUN / LILITH (they were exactly aligned on Remembrance Day, 11 / 11) in SCO. Death as a Force of Nature. Scary to face the death mask perhaps… grieving of what’s dead and over, yet also a stillness, like the Dead Sea in the background, which is also a regenerative place. A rather eerie Moon hovers over the stillness…

How can we be with and in and as the river that must go to the Sea, aware of the impermanence of all phenomena, incl. the Taurean bodily experience, yet like nature connected to the undying regenerative life force?!

Perhaps a central and deeper message of the FULL MOON in TAURUS opposite the SUN / LILITH in SCORPIO.

 

* The Full Moon Chart: A Fuller Picture…

 

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The SuperSuper FULL MOON will be today Nov 14 at 5:52 am PST – at Moonset. Given the rain at this point, it’s not very likely that we see the large MOON disk from our vantage point here on Vancouver Island ‘physically’ (TAU) – aww. Gotta rely on energetic download. All good.

 

Pretty straight-forward, this Full Moon chart, though. Nice change from the cosmic patterns of recent.

And you can probably see now what I meant with alignment of the Voyager Tarot 3-card spread above with the chart:

 

  • The Death card showed up where the SCO AC with LILITH and the SUN are: Shining light of consciousness on our deep dark nature that, like nature, is always subject to change of form yet always IS, and just changes form.

 

  • The Man of Cups / Surfer card showed up where NEPTUNE / South Node and CHIRON in PI are, in Water trine with the SCO SUN / LILITH, and opp. the North Node in VIR: Being one with the energy currents and waves, and surfing them skilfully is the way to go and let-go. NEPTUNE and CHIRON are a strong stationary influence this month.

 

  • The Woman of Cups / Rejoicer card showed up where the MOON in TAU is: Balancing all that depth and surf with embodied enjoyment, and finding worth and value in the joy of being, liberated from being occupied with (and by!) the ups and downs of mental-emotional waves and (under)currents.

 

  • JUPITER in LIBRA, in the midpoint (how LIBRAN also!) area opposite the NEPTUNEian Surfer and the LUNAR Rejoicer, calling us to find balance of inner and outer masculine and feminine, and other ways of being intrinsically at peace. JUPITER is about to square PLUTO in CAP – exact on Nov 24 (two more exact alignments to follow in 2017). Ideally, bringing relationships (LI) to a new level that serves the highest purpose (CAP). Other manifestations are of course also in the cards (see below in the JUPITER square PLUTO feature).

 

  • PLUTO will also visited by VENUS (ruler of LIBRA) on Nov 25, just one day after JUPITER in LI squares PLUTO in CAP. Great opportunities (inevitabilities?) to attract from a deep soul level, and for the highest purpose.

 

  • Finally, MERCURY is now in SAG (since Nov 12, until Dec 2), will square NEPTUNE on Nov 19, and pass SATURN on Nov 23. An important time to guard the mind from too many ‘random’ influences that could contaminate thoughts, blur the vision and distract us from our focus. Yet also a nice edge for imagination and inspiration.

 

* Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon Degree:

Personal Worth.

The Full Moon will be at 22°37’ TAU (see chart below).

23° TAURUS says: “A JEWELRY SHOP FILLED WITH VALUABLE GEMS.

Keynote: The social confirmation of natural excellence.

Two elements should be distinguished in this symbolic picture: The gems that result from natural processes, often induced by extreme volcanic heat and pressure, and the finished products and refined craftsmen. Both the gems themselves and the artistry are highly prized and bring prestige to the owner of the jewels. The symbol applies to any product in which culturally acquired skill has embellished or transformed the end results of a lengthy and demanding natural process.

At this stage we are concerned with the social process which brings about a CERTIFICATION OF PERSONAL WORTH.”

 

This Symbol called for another (crystal enhanced) Voyager Tarot card as an illustration: Woman of Crystals – Guardian.

 

Voyager Woman of Crystals - Guardian Crystals 3

Image: Crystal Activated Voyager Tarot card Woman of Crystals – Guardian (photo and crystal activation by Melanie).

 

Here is what the reference book says (with some of my comments in italics):
“The mind, like the crystal, is beautiful and rich and therefore susceptible to exploitation (just consider the influence of the media nowadays…). Like the Crystal Woman, guard the mind, your greatest natural resource (which leads over to MERCURY, Archetype of the mind, now in SAG, and conj. SATURN on Nov 23). Protect it against invading negativities such as confusion, delusion, defeatism, dullness, and narrowness, by giving it the hardness and impenetrability of the diamond. (MERCURY will first square NEPTUNE, on Nov 18, before meeting SATURN).

Like the Woman of Crystals, maintain dominion over your mind. Train it. Continuously aware of its workings, you are able to direct and focus it at will. Meditate. (Great advice and timing for MERCURY square NEPTUNE and conj. SATURN over the next week – and beyond of course)

The crystal also heals. You are a therapist and counselor, a healer of the mind. You bring mental health to yourself and others. You are able to articulate what you see intuitively. Trust your logic and your intuition.”

 

Hence, guarding the mind can be the crown jewel of excellence.
As we opt out of being distracted by many externally and internally alluring ‘shiny objects’ we can develop our deep natural excellence more fully.

Natural excellence and personal worth may be but don’t have to be socially confirmed. I believe LILITH in SCO would agree.

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2016

 

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* Settling IN, and Smelling the Roses: MERCURY in TAURUS is going into pre-retro shadow now (as of today Apr 15), and will go retro Apr 28 – May 22

16 Apr

Noticing some funk? Some ‘wait a minute’ promptings?

The Mercurial inner Messenger / Communicator / Mind Archetype, now settled in TAURUS (since Apr 5) settles, and settles, and stays there, until June 12!
 
You guessed why so looong, and what’s in the REmaking:
MERCURY will go RETRO in TAU (from Apr 28 to May 22).
This year, Mercury retro happens in Earth signs, the last M-r was in Jan in Cap, next M-r will be in Vir in Sept.
TAU is grounded, slow, embodied, communicates and learns through all the senses, and not just via the brain. Clearly, that adds an extra ‘retro’ vibe to it. Don’t chew on things with your mind. Ask the body!
Smell the grass, the Spring, the roses – good Medicine for the otherwise too overrated and busy brain!
Patience is a good TAU and M-r virtue too, so no use hurrying others if you don’t get a response (who knows what they’re dwelling – or stuck – in at this point). And patience can allow YOU to relax and slow down the pace…
Plus: no assumptions please – always a prime M-r practice.

 

Orang Utangs Smell da Roses

Orangutans Smell da Roses…

 
MERCURY goes into its pre-retro ‘shadow’ today Apr 15, and into stationary pre U-turn ‘storm’ on Apr 21.
– A good time to slow down, and re-connect with the messages of the body.
– What grounds you and brings you natural (not mind-made) joy?
– M-r in TAU would be an excellent time for a retreat in nature….
– And being physically in each other’s presence makes all the difference (rather than default electronic ‘connection’).
– Why not having a yummy meal together, like ‘in the olden, retro days’, and see where the conversation goes?
Today, Apr 15, MERCURY slooowing down in TAU is in quincunx with SATURN retro in SAG. Our limiting beliefs and ‘old stories’ can speak through our bodies. On the other hand, asking what our body is really saying leads to natural inner guidance.
On Sunday, Apr 17, slowww MERCURY in TAU forms a supportive Earth Trine with stationary PLUTO in CAP, showing us how slowing down the pace is not only more enjoyable but also more sustainable and quality conscious. 
 
More about MERCURY retro to come in the next days, in an Astro~News Blog Special.
Stay tuned.

Oh, and, I hear you ask:
“Didn’t I just read MARS was going retro on Apr 17? And PLUTO on Apr 18?”
Yep, quite the Retro Spring (Jupiter – until May 9, Saturn, Mars, Pluto, Mercury), turning the focus from outer stimulation and response to the inner worlds, plus back-tracking on ‘open-ended’, unREsolved themes. REtreat time is Treat Time (How ARE we treating Time?).

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

 

TAURUS / GEMINI Cusp NEW MOON

18 May

NEW MOON at 27º TAU on May 17 at 9:13 pm PDT / May 18 at 12:13 am EDT:

Earth My Body, Air My Breath…. &

Calm IN the (Mercury pre-retro) Storm

 TAU NM 2015

This evening at 9:13 pm PDT is the exact minute.

Let’s plant seeds (so Taurean) of intentions (without attachment of course, rather in ‘Beginner’s Mind’ innocence) and new connections (Gemini’s call).

The New Moon is clearly a CUSPY one (once again – notice the sequence since last year?).

Transition energy – esp. with movement friendly mutable Gemini on ‘the other side’.

And themes of ‘Embodied Communication’ – listen to the language of the body!

Cuspy vibes, from fixed, slow Taurean Earth to mutable, flighty Gemini Air….

Calm IN the (Mercury pre-retro) Storm….while SO much is indeed UP in the AIR – or gets us unstuck from attachments and comfort zones.

“Earth my Body & Air my Breath….”

A time to share our love for the Earth, and spread messages, con-spire (breathe together) with others, and on behalf of THIS beautiful planet.

After the ‘Hands Across the Lands & Sands’ gathering (a human shoreline chain standing for a clean energy future https://www.facebook.com/events/549297095211420/ ) yesterday Saturday here at Willows Beach, Victoria, where we sang in the end “Earth my Body, Water my Blood, Air my Breath, and Fire my Spirit” I looked for that song as a video for you. This is what I found – whoa, so powerful and touching. What a voice and spirit! Thank you, Nicole! https://vimeo.com/99806261

The New Moon has a strong draw over to GEM indeed, with stationary Mercury, next to Mars which are already stimulating thoughts, questions, learning, branching out….

The MOON will follow the GEM trend tomorrow May 18 at 2:27 am PDT, before Mercury goes retro at 6:49 pm PDT.

The SUN will enter GEM on Thu May 21.

The GEM energies will run very strongly this next week, from Mon May 18 / Thu May 21 on, with:

Moon: May 18 / 19.

Mercury: since Apr 30, until July 8, in stationary ‘storm’, and going retro tomorrow May 18.

Mars: since May 11, until June 24

Sun: from May 21 – June 21 (Summer Solstice).

These Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Mars energies are already and will definitely even more so energize all of our GEM sides / areas of life related to GEM houses in our charts.

ADJUSTMENT – says also the Sabian Symbol….

27º TAURUS:

 Guatémala Women

Guatemala Women (photo credit: Vault)

“AN OLD INDIAN WOMAN SELLING THE ARTIFACTS OF HER TRIBE TO PASSERS-BY.

Keynote: Peaceful adaptation to collective needs.

In contrast to the impetuosity of the Spanish serenade (26 TAU), we now see the quiet and smiling face of an old Indian woman offering for sale the traditional products of her tribal culture. She too is functioning within the culture which has been sustaining her activity through a long life, bringing to her personal peace and inner contentment.

In old age, the power of the collectivity once more asserts itself, overcoming the perhaps wearying effort man makes to assert his uniqueness and individual character.

At this… stage the aging mind of the individual peacefully reintegrates itself into the psychic matrix of his / her group and culture, in serene ADJUSTMENT to the vital needs of the whole of which s/he sees him/herself as a fleeting part.

Bringing our goods to the market is one of the literal meanings of the TAU – GEM transition.

Adaptation comes in as well, of course.

As well as critical questions / concerns of:

  • Are we selling out our values?
  • In our modern ‘tribal’ culture the ‘collective needs’ aren’t always healthy (late TAU has a VIR undertone). So we also need to be discerning with the adjustment.
  • Again, what does the body’s wisdom say?
  • When and how do we need to inform and be informed (GEM), and speak our truth (Saturn retro in SAG)?