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RE-Post: AUG 21 2017 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE end of LEO, over the U.S.A. on the ‘SPHINX POINT’, and close to REGULUS, the ‘Heart of the LION’.

20 Aug

Dear REader,
in case it escaped you (MERCURY retro’s ON, after all) – I’m RE-posting and adding to the part of the Total Solar Eclipse from the August 2017 is Big Time ECLIPSE Month post.

 

AUG 21 2017 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE end of LEO, over the U.S.A. on the ‘SPHINX POINT’, and close to REGULUS, the ‘Heart of the LION’.

Total Solar Eclipse with ‘Diamond Ring’ effect

The path of the TSE will cross centrally over the U.S.A. (Northwest / OR to Southeast / SC).

The TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE Effects are clearly related to the United States, and to everything that emanates from the U.S. who themselves declared / ‘owned’ it as the Great American Eclipse – so American… “make Eclipse great again???!”

 

Definitely a spectacle to view (Eclipse show a la LEO?) – yet:

What are the deeper and longer term implications of this ‘cosmic event’?
Astrology (literally: language  of the stars) helps us reveal the themes:

 

LEO Constellation, with Regulus, the Heart of the Lion,

The TSE will be at the end of LEO, the ‘SPHINX POINT’, in transition to VIRGO, and close to the fixed star REGULUS ‘Heart of the Lion’, and brightest star in LEO!

This is where the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse / LEO – AQ FULL MOON of Feb 10 was (just 3 weeks after Trump’s inauguration).

Did you know? Trump was born on June 14, 1946 –  the DAY of a TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE (just 3 1/2 hrs before totality!) I’ll show his chart below.

According to EarthSky,A series of monthly lunar occultations of REGULUS (i.o.w. a series of  Eclipses of REGULUS by the MOON) started on DEC 18, 2016, and will continue to take place until the series’ conclusion on APR 24, 2018.”
Interesting… DEC 19, 2016 was the day when the U.S. Electoral College voted for Trump, in the ‘winner takes it all’ plurality per state fashion that received a lot of controversial attention, given the shocking result (ha, URANUS was end of DEC also turning direction) – plus, MERCURY went retro in mid-CAP next to PLUTO the same day, DEC 19!
Note: MERCURY will be retro during the TSE (MERCURY retro starts on AUG 12 and goes until SEPT 5, 2017).

Here is the whole line-up of REGULUS Occultations by the MOON – monthly, from the EarthSky page:

1. DEC 18, 2016
2. JAN 15, 2017
3. FEB 11, 2017
4. MARCH 10, 2017
5. APR 12, 2017
6. MAY 4, 2017
7. MAY 31, 2017
8. JUNE 28, 2017
9. JULY 25, 2017
10. AUG 21, 2017
11. SEPT 18, 2017
12. OCT 15, 2017
13. NOV 11, 2017
14. DEC 8, 2017
15. JAN 5, 2018
16. FEB 1, 2018
17. MARCH 1, 2018
18. MARCH 28, 2018
19. APR 24, 2018

Exactly midway through the occultation series – on AUG 21, 2017 – the MOON occults = eclipses REGULUS on the same date that it totally eclipses the SUN on REGULUS.

This is very significant for the U.S. and their current president whose MARS / AC is at the end of LEO / REGULUS!
See Trump’s chart below.

Io.w. the Martian / REGULUS LEO Rulership appearance / persona of Trump gets overshadowed / eclipsed by the late LEO MOON once a MONTH (ha, like a menstrual cycle), when the MOON in late LEO passes in front of REGULUS. 

This cycle started just the day before he was sanctioned by the EC., then 5 days before his inauguration, then monthly when the MOON was late LEO until APR 24, 2018, culminating half-way with the TSE on AUG 21 – what a symmetry!
One could research and follow the dates and respective Trump effects (well, there are soo many!).
I’d say, at least at the first two occultations true ‘kingly’ ‘lionhearted’ Rulership got overshadowed / showed up in shadowy ways.
Let’s see what the TSE occultation brings.

The Fixed Star REGULUS at 29°53′ LEO has the following traditional connotations:
The most Royal Star. Raphael, the Healing Archangel, the Watcher of the North. Nobility, ambition, alertness, great power, status, leadership, sudden downfall, accidents, violence. Said by some to be the most benefic star in the universe.
Here’s an extensive description of REGULUS –  the drawing of the LEO constellation above is also from that page.

REGULUS, astrologically positioned at the very end of LEO, in transition to VIR where the theme is: The King / Queen is the first servant of the state (Frederick the Great coined this term) –
Rather than ‘staying stuck in LEO mode’ a la “L’Etat c’est moi!” – quote by the ‘Sun King’ Roi Soleil Louis XIV.
The current U.S. president is under scrutiny in this regard.

 

Sphinx

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

 

The LEO / VIR transition, as addressed many times on this ‘channel’, is also known as the ‘SPHINX POINT’, or Self Awareness Point in the Zodiac.

Here, the vibrant, self radiant, self enamored LEO energy reflects upon itself, and becomes aware of who s/he is, and what s/he can do for others.

The ‘SPHINX POINT’ is an Initiation from ‘being chosen’,  ‘special’,  ‘privileged’, ‘being King / Queen’ to becoming a Priest/ess, who offers sacred service. A transition from the ‘palace’ to the ‘temple’. And as it’s been said: The King is the first servant of the State.

If you have Planets, SUN, MOON, Nodes on the ‘SPHINX POINT’ their Archetypes guide you through this Initiation to being of service in your life.

It starts with self reflection and self awareness “Who am I?”, from which follows the notion to extend ourselves to others:
“How can I do what I love and what inspires me creatively?” “What can I do for others?” , “What are my strengths, what am I naturally good at that would help others?”, “How can I put my love into service?”.

The TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE is a ‘RE-SET’ of the theme on the ‘SPHINX POINT’ and REGULUS, i.o.w., we are all, president, Queen, King, or not, called to bring our LOVE, our LION HEART, and our Strengths into Service.
What is it that calls YOU?

 

Here is the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE chart for Victoria BC: 

The NEW MOON will be at 11:30 am, the maximum Eclipse at 11:21 am PDT, as noted on the chart.
We’ll be able here in Victoria to see 90% of the SUN disk occulted by the MOON, and the total Eclipse time takes 2 1/2 hrs, from 9:08 am to 11:37 am PDT.

 

 

 

Check this out:

MARS / Lunar North Node / SUN / MOON all end of LEO, and MERCURY Retro nearby (will meet the SUN on Aug 26), all round the ‘Sphinx Point’ / REGULUS.
A FIRE Trine to URANUS retro / stationary, at the very end of ARIES:
Can all this Ecliptic ‘reboot’ energy be channeled into major paradigm shifts, innovation, and inner liberation?!

Another FIRE Trine to LILITH / SATURN retro / stationary, grounding out the journey, and showing us our True Nature (LILITH) when it looks like “rien ne va plus” (SATURN in SAG).

FIRE is the predominant element (SUN, MOON, MARS, North Node, SATURN, LILITH, and URANUS, all in the 3 FIRE signs): So much stirred up – can it be expressed in passionate, creative ways? Things can really get rolling if we put intention and motivation behind them.

 

Who are the ‘Players’ in the Grand FIRE Trine? 
Well, more than half of the Astro Archetypes!

  • URANUS stationary retro at 29° AR – AUTONOMY:
    Set yourself FREE, and come alive (again).
  • MARS / North Node / MOON / SUN on the Sphinx Point – AGENCY (in AWARENESS) at 29° LEO:
    Do something that’s aligned for, and from your Self, from Self Awareness, and from the Spiritual Heart. After the re-boot, re-new and re-initiate your creative play. Be bright, alive, inspiring.
    The LEO Eclipse energy can be channeled through AQ on the other side of the spectrum:

    Your creativity feeds and inspires synergy in groups and humanity!
  • LILITH / SATURN retro stationary (going direct on AUG 25) at 21° SAG – AUTHORITY:
    Be the author of your ‘story’. Intentionally invite the best in everyone – in freedom!



SIX retrograde Planets (SATURN about to go direct, on Aug 25) – we’re also dealing with ‘unfinished business’ and recurring themes – many ‘inside jobs’.


MERCURY (until Sept 5), SATURN (until Aug 25), CHIRON, URANUS, NEPTUNE, and PLUTO (until Sept 28).

MERCURY retro in VIR (until Sept 5):
RE-considering what hadn’t been in the discussion in a while.
RE-entering the conversation, about what hadn’t been shared in a while, from a place of VIR awareness. Also a RE-fining tools, and discerning what serves / is practical and useful and what isn’t.

SATURN retro in SAG (goes direct on Aug 25):
Cropping and pruning where less is more.
Wrapping up inner limiting beliefs, world views, and ‘old stories’.
Catching the saboteur.

CHIRON retro in PI:
Why / when do I go into a mode of overwhelm?

What’s the re-curring wave of this?
How do I self-medicate with addictions?
How can I be there for others as for myself (esp. when I feel ungrounded)?

URANUS retro in AR (just turned retro on Aug 2 – Aug is quite a Uranian month):
Inner Liberation sets us FREE – unconditionally.

NEPTUNE retro in PI:
Inner and Universe-all Oneness  – you are never alone.

Not being in inner division and as the ONE – makes us immune to ‘Divide et Impera’ agenda.

PLUTO retro in CAP (goes direct on Sept 28):
Inner timelessness, call of the ancestors, inner mastery, and resource-full living.

Practically speaking, a better time to start a project when MERCURY and SATURN are out of retro & post-retro ‘storm’ – with the next Very VIRGO NEW MOON on SEPT 20.

 

Here is Trump’s chart.

He was born just 3 1/2 hrs before a Total Lunar Eclipse!

 


The TSE is right on his MARS / AC which is conj. REGULUS.

He also just had his 6th JUPITER return in LIBRA, and SATURN / LILITH are on his MOON / South Node in SAG / opp. his SUN / URANUS / North Node in GEMINI – ‘rien ne va plus’, re: shooting / tweeting from the hip? Roadblocks for his attitudes and wild and crazy unpredictability?

We shall see what this culmination of occultations brings to / through him (he surely is a catalyst to bring out the shadow of the establishment and system).

 

 

The U.S. chart (signature of the Declaration of Independence) looks like this:

 

Have you noticed?
The U.S. MOON
end of AQ is right opposite the SOLAR ECLIPSE Point: “We The People….”

 

Blessings to You and ALL, for the Eclipse Season!

 

Let’s stay HEARTful, and connected in our HUMANITY!

 

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August 2017 is Big Time ECLIPSE Month – Partial LUNAR (Aug 7) over India, and TOTAL SOLAR (Aug 21) over the U.S.A.

6 Aug

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Blog Reader,


what an intense month of AUGUST – already…
It IS the ‘HOTTEST’, most charged month of 2017, with (brief overview again):  

Two Eclipses (Lunar on Mon Aug 7, Total Solar on the Sphinx Point / Regulus over the U.S. on Aug 21) – that’s what this article is all about;


URANUS turnaround on Aug 2 – Aug therefore ‘Uranian’ – shocks, surprises, wake-up calls;


JUPITER in LI square PLUTO in CAP on Aug 4 – Deep Imbalances and need for Sustainable Change;

MERCURY into ‘storm’ since Aug 2, retro Aug 12 – Sept 5.

With all these ‘imbalances’ to call it mildly, the ultimate ‘medicine’ is to be in the Centre, the ‘Hub of the Wheel’, the ‘Stillpoint’ where ‘nothing moves as everything is in motion, coming and going’. That would be the ‘shortcut’.

In the meantime, in the human journey we are experiencing all these dynamics.

Let’s see how they play out, and what’s ‘UP’.

Awareness leads to Freedom!

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

 

 

ECLIPSE Season is ON, this month of AUGUST:

  • AUG 7: ‘Gates of Power’ / SIRIUS Rising Partial LUNAR Eclipse in mid-AQ – mid-LEO – Eclipse Portrait below!
  • AUG 21: TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE on the ‘SPHINX POINT, close to REGULUS, the ‘HEART of the LION’.


The TSE path goes over the United States (NW to SE) – only (except for the Northeast of Brazil), and it’s the first TSE that’s centralized over the U.S. since the country was founded,
even though there have been Eclipses visible from the U.S., see list here.
Plus, it is exactly on Trump’s AC / MARS in late LEO.
Clearly significant for the United States and its present president.


Please find the charts of the PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE and of the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE in the body of this article, and the charts of Trump and,of the U.S. as a reference on the bottom .

 

Quick ECLIPSES INTRO

2017 Eclipses

Twice a year, a pair of Eclipses occurs, and they ‘string together’, through the Lunar Nodes.
Remember the last Eclipse pair in FEB?

  • FEB 10: Lunar Eclipse in late LEO – AQ. The Eclipse MOON, with the Lunar North Node, was close to ‘REGULUS’ the Heart of the LION where the Total SOLAR ECLIPSE on AUG 21 will be.
  • FEB 26: ‘Ring of Fire’ Annular Solar Eclipse (a ‘Closure’ Eclipse – PI SUN / MOON with the Lunar South Node).
  • And now the two AUGUST Eclipses, in LEO – AQ where the Lunar Nodes are since end of April.

 

Eclipses 101

  • Eclipses occur when a NEW MOON and FULL MOON are close to the Nodal Axis which is presently in AQ – LEO. The closer the more likely a Total Eclipse.
  • Eclipses come twice a year, and in pairs. When there’s a NEW MOON Solar Eclipse close to the Nodal Axis, say, in late LEO (AUG 21), the FULL MOON before (AUG 7) or after is an Eclipse too.
  • Eclipses are at the same position in the Zodiac every 18-19 years:
    On AUG 11, 1999 was a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE in mid LEO. Its path went over Europe (I saw it, before coming to Canada in 2000 – had quite an effect!).
    For the AUG 21 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE in late LEO you might want to review where you were at in 1999, 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 Feb) to Eclipse season.
  • 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’.

 

AUG 7 PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE in mid-AQ / mid-LEO (Gates of Power)

Close to INDIA’s 70th Anniversary of Independence on AUG 15, and centrally visible over the Indian Ocean.
Inner Power, Freedom, and Self-Radiance

Lunar Eclipse Partial

Partial Lunar Eclipse

Since it’s an ECLIPSE of the MOON, by the Earth Shadow  which causes the temporary lunar darkening, literally Mother Earth provokes and evokes a ‘RE-SET’ of themes like:
WE The People, The Climate & The Planet
.
Humman Community and collective Interconnectivity (AQ).

I.o.w.: We’re all in this together!
A movement is obviously already kindled, and happening globally, and even more so in  the U.S., since the new presidency.
Goes to show, often it has to get worse to get better or bring out our best…. human nature…

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


The 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, loving Heart creations and showing ourselves more fully and fiercely are LEO SUN / MARS / 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).

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, as the MOON (our default moods and needs) connects with the South Node.

 

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

Lunar North Node Glyph

Loving and showing ourselves as we ARE.
From there connecting with others, friends, groups, humanity, or even an ‘anonymous crowd’ with a good 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 / MOON in AQ), and be naturally creative and playful FIRST.

 

 

India Flag Spinning Wheel

Indian Postage stamp commemorating the Independence Day, and the flag with the spinning wheel (symbolizing self sufficiency)

 

The Partial Lunar Eclipse in AQ – LEO will be most visible over Central Asia, especially India (and the Indian Ocean).
India will celebrate its 70th Anniversary of the Birth of the modern Indian Nation, and independence of Britain (midnight on Aug 15, 1947) just a week after the Eclipse!
Here’s an interesting little blog post about Gandhi and the spinning wheel.

The MOON in AQ (“Freedom to the People!”) will be temporarily eclipsed by the Earth shadow, before re-emerging, bright and clear.
So, what on Earth, and which part of Humanity is overshadowing the Spirit of Freedom and Independence?
I can think of a few people and things…. and the Earth is speaking too.
What brings the Spirit back, what’s called for Balance?
LEO celebration – but not just of the privileged elite on a power trip (LEO).


Everybody’s a Star, and by nature FREE, and Self-radiant as the LEO SUN.

Buddha Blessings

Bright Buddha Blessings

 

I’m immensely grateful for the spiritual teachings – and the many teachers originating / with their lineage from India – foremost Siddhartha Gautama the Buddha – who point us to the truth of the matter.

Let’s invite the AQ – LEO Spirit of inner Freedom and Self-Radiance, in our path through the LUNAR ECLIPSE, and in preparation for the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!


Here’s to Nature-ALL Inner Buddha Power, and Inner Buddha Nature!

 

The LUNAR ECLIPSE FULL MOON will be in Central AQ – LEO (15°25′) – LAMMAS FULL MOON / SIRIUS RISING FULL MOON – All in One!

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lughnassadh / LAMMAS, Mabon, Samhain.

The Four Center-Points of the fixed signs in the Zodiac wheel represent the center of each season (like now, mid-LEO / LAMMAS = mid-Summer), see Celtic Wheel to the right.
They are called the ‘Gates of Power’ where energy concentrates, and power themes come up.

The mid-Summer Lammas energy is double-LEO – very fiery – see the ASTRO~NEWS blog post about it!
Fiery MARS is this year super close to the Lammas SUN too
(see Lunar Eclipse chart below).

And it’s the time of SIRIUS (the ‘Scorcher’) Rising at dawn before the SUN, this year on 08 / 08!
See my blog article SIRIUS Rising – RE-birth of the Spiritual SUN.

Clearly, the Fire Element asserts its Power – to be used wisely.
You probably heard of, or are even personally affected by the smoke from the devastating BC wildfires that have been burning and spreading since the last Full Moon on July 8 when MARS and the SUN in CANCER were aligned with SIRIUS (check out the ‘Powerhouse Full Moon’ / Guru Purnima Full Moon chart and article)
Interesting SIRIUS Full Moon 07 / 08  –  08 / 07 Full Moon @ SIRIUS Rising Connection… 

Central AQ where the FULL MOON will be is double-AQ – a call for Humanity to not just ‘stand by and watch’.
AQ is an AIR sign, and a collective sign – i.o.w. “we’re ALL in THIS together”, as we’ve experienced here on the Westcoast with the wildfire smoke this week, building up to the AQ – LEO FULL MOON / PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE on Monday. So, yeah, AIR quality has been clearly ECLIPSED, and water-bearing clouds would be much needed.

Showing us as another wake-up call, how important and often taken for granted fresh AIR is (esp. when you live by the coast), and how much so many Beings – Humanity and all Sentient Beings on Planet Earth – are exposed to poor AIR quality nowadays, due to… well, mostly technological ‘progress’ that isn’t really innovative re: use of clean energy (all these are AQ themes).

In my opinion, the weather, the climate, and the fires aren’t just ‘random’, a ‘given’.
PLUTO in CAP, today Sat AUG 5 crossed by the MOON, has us look deeper, and take responsibility, incl. for the change we wish to see.

We’re ALL in THIS together, in the cycle of LIFE, says AQUARIUS.
What we do to a ‘small’ part (MERCURY about to go retro in VIRGO) we do to ALL (MERCURY opp. NEPTUNE in PISCES)… and we do to ourselves (LEO).

URANUS, Awakener Archetype and ruler of AQ, just went retro on Aug 2 – pointing us to previous shake-ups and wake-up calls (in different ways), and even more so, Inner Awakening.

Sometimes, an ecliptic, temporarily apocalyptic event triggers a change.
Let’s hope it’s a wake-up call that leads to a change in human behaviour, and support for more innovation that leads to sustainability.

Re: AIR quality (AQ) and Heat (LEO) – my prediction is they only lessen post the AQ – LEO FULL MOON / Partial Lunar Eclipse – often after the FULL MOON there’s weather changes…
Maybe it takes until Tue (08 / 08) when the MOON goes into PISCES until the smoke wave goes towards the ocean… not to say the issue is gone…

And yes, mid-LEO / mid-AQ energy is quite intense… may we use these ‘Gates of Power’ for a good purpose!

 

Here’s the AQ – LEO FULL MOON (exact at 11:11 am PDT) / Partial Lunar Eclipse chart for Victoria BC:

Showing the central-LEO MARS / SUN and the North Node in late LEO, with MERCURY about to go retro, in early / mid VIRGO.
The MOON in mid-AQ and South Node in late AQ on the opposite side.

URANUS, ruler of AQ, now in late ARIES, just went retro on AUG 2.
JUPITER just squared PLUTO too (on AUG 4), see blog post for both cosmic events (Wake-up calls, and Soulful Choices).

 

AQ - LEO FM 2017 PLE

 

 

AUG 21 2017 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE end of LEO, over the U.S.A. on the ‘SPHINX POINT’, and close to REGULUS, the ‘Heart of the LION’.

Total Solar Eclipse with ‘Diamond Ring’ effect

The path of the TSE will cross centrally over the U.S.A. (Northwest / OR to Southeast / SC) and touch into Brazil.

The TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE Effects are clearly related to the United States, and to everything that emanates from the U.S. who themselves declared / ‘owned’ it as the Great American Eclipse – so American… “make Eclipse great again???!”

 

Definitely a spectacle to view (Eclipse show a la LEO?) – yet: What are the deeper and longer term implications of this ‘cosmic event’?
Astrology (literally: language  of the stars) helps us reveal the themes:

 

LEO Constellation, with Regulus, the Heart of the Lion,

The TSE will be at the end of LEO, the ‘SPHINX POINT’, in transition to VIRGO, and close to the fixed star REGULUS ‘Heart of the Lion’, and brightest star in LEO!

This is where the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse / LEO – AQ FULL MOON of Feb 10 was (just 3 weeks after Trump’s inauguration).

Did you know? Trump was born on June 14, 1946 –  the DAY of a TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE (just 3 1/2 hrs before totality!) I’ll show his chart below.

According to EarthSky,A series of monthly lunar occultations of REGULUS (i.o.w. a series of  Eclipses of REGULUS by the MOON) started on DEC 18, 2016, and will continue to take place until the series’ conclusion on APR 24, 2018.”
Interesting… DEC 19, 2016 was the day when the U.S. Electoral College voted for Trump, in the ‘winner takes it all’ plurality per state fashion that received a lot of controversial attention, given the shocking result (ha, URANUS was end of DEC also turning direction) – plus, MERCURY went retro in mid-CAP next to PLUTO the same day, DEC 19!
Note: MERCURY will be retro during the TSE (MERCURY retro starts on AUG 12 and goes until SEPT 5, 2017).

Here is the whole line-up of REGULUS Occultations by the MOON – monthly, from the EarthSky page:

1. DEC 18, 2016
2. JAN 15, 2017
3. FEB 11, 2017
4. MARCH 10, 2017
5. APR 12, 2017
6. MAY 4, 2017
7. MAY 31, 2017
8. JUNE 28, 2017
9. JULY 25, 2017
10. AUG 21, 2017
11. SEPT 18, 2017
12. OCT 15, 2017
13. NOV 11, 2017
14. DEC 8, 2017
15. JAN 5, 2018
16. FEB 1, 2018
17. MARCH 1, 2018
18. MARCH 28, 2018
19. APR 24, 2018

Exactly midway through the occultation series – on AUG 21, 2017 – the MOON occults = eclipses REGULUS on the same date that it totally eclipses the SUN on REGULUS.

This is very significant for the U.S. and their current president whose MARS / AC is at the end of LEO / REGULUS!
See Trump’s chart below.

Io.w. the Martian / REGULUS LEO Rulership appearance / persona of Trump gets overshadowed / eclipsed by the late LEO MOON once a MONTH (ha, like a menstrual cycle), when the MOON in late LEO passes in front of REGULUS. 

This cycle started just the day before he was sanctioned by the EC., then 5 days before his inauguration, then monthly when the MOON was late LEO until APR 24, 2018, culminating half-way with the TSE on AUG 21 – what a symmetry!
One could research and follow the dates and respective Trump effects (well, there are soo many!).
I’d say, at least at the first two occultations true ‘kingly’ ‘lionhearted’ Rulership got overshadowed / showed up in shadowy ways.
Let’s see what the TSE occultation brings.

The Fixed Star REGULUS at 29°53′ LEO has the following traditional connotations:
The most Royal Star. Raphael, the Healing Archangel, the Watcher of the North. Nobility, ambition, alertness, great power, status, leadership, sudden downfall, accidents, violence. Said by some to be the most benefic star in the universe.
Here’s an extensive description of REGULUS –  the drawing of the LEO constellation above is also from that page.

REGULUS, astrologically positioned at the very end of LEO, in transition to VIR where the theme is: The King / Queen is the first servant of the state (Frederick the Great coined this term) –
Rather than ‘staying stuck in LEO mode’ a la “L’Etat c’est moi!” – quote by the ‘Sun King’ Roi Soleil Louis XIV.
The current U.S. president is under scrutiny in this regard. 

 

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

 

The LEO / VIR transition, as addressed many times on this ‘channel’, is also known as the ‘SPHINX POINT’, or Self Awareness Point in the Zodiac.

Here, the vibrant, self radiant, self enamored LEO energy reflects upon itself, and becomes aware of who s/he is, and what s/he can do for others.

The ‘SPHINX POINT’ is an Initiation from ‘being chosen’,  ‘special’,  ‘privileged’, ‘being King / Queen’ to becoming a Priest/ess, who offers sacred service. A transition from the ‘palace’ to the ‘temple’.

If you have Planets, SUN, MOON, Nodes on the ‘SPHINX POINT’ their Archetypes guide you through this Initiation to being of service in your life.

It starts with self reflection and self awareness “Who am I?”, from which follows the notion to extend ourselves to others:
“How can I do what I love and what inspires me creatively?” “What can I do for others?” , “What are my strengths, what am I naturally good at that would help others?”, “How can I put my love into service?”.

The TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE is a ‘RE-SET’ of the theme on the ‘SPHINX POINT’ and REGULUS, i.o.w., we are all, president, Queen, King, or not, called to bring our LOVE, our LION HEART, and our Strengths into Service.
What is it that calls YOU?

 

Here is the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE chart for Victoria BC: 

The NEW MOON will be at 11:30 am, the maximum Eclipse at 11:21 am PDT, as noted on the chart.
We’ll be able here in Victoria to see 90% of the SUN disk occulted by the MOON, and the total Eclipse time takes 2 1/2 hrs, from 9:08 am to 11:37 am PDT.

 

 

Check this out:

MARS / Lunar North Node / SUN / MOON all end of LEO, and MERCURY Retro nearby (will meet the SUN on Aug 26), all round the ‘Sphinx Point’ / REGULUS.
A FIRE Trine to URANUS retro / stationary, at the very end of ARIES:
Can all this Ecliptic ‘reboot’ energy be channeled into major paradigm shifts, innovation, and inner liberation?!

Another FIRE Trine to LILITH / SATURN retro / stationary, grounding out the journey, and showing us our True Nature (LILITH) when it looks like “rien ne va plus” (SATURN in SAG).
 
FIRE is the predominant element (SUN, MOON, MARS, North Node, SATURN, LILITH, and URANUS, all in the 3 FIRE signs): So much stirred up – can it be expressed in passionate, creative ways? Things can really get rolling if we put intention and motivation behind them.

6 retrograde Planets (SATURN about to go direct, on Aug 25) – we’re also dealing with ‘unfinished business’ and recurring themes – many ‘inside jobs’.
Practically speaking, a better time to start a project when MERCURY and SATURN are out of retro & post-retro ‘storm’ – with the next Very VIRGO NEW MOON on SEPT 20.

 

Here is Trump’s chart.

He was born just 3 1/2 hrs before a Total Lunar Eclipse!

 


The TSE is right on his MARS / AC which is conj. REGULUS.

He also just had his 6th JUPITER return in LIBRA, and SATURN / LILITH are on his MOON / South Node in SAG / opp. his SUN / URANUS / North Node in GEMINI – ‘rien ne va plus’, re: shooting / tweeting from the hip? Roadblocks for his attitudes and wild and crazy unpredictability?

We shall see what this culmination of occultations brings to / through him (he surely is a catalyst to bring out the shadow of the establishment and system).

 

The U.S. chart (signature of the Declaration of Independence) looks like this:

 

Have you noticed?
The U.S. MOON
end of AQ is right opposite the SOLAR ECLIPSE Point: “We The People….”

 

Blessings to You and ALL, for the Eclipse Season!

 

Let’s stay HEARTful, and connected in our HUMANITY!

 

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.
August is Client Appreciation Month in my Astrology practice – celebrating its 17th anniversary – with substantial discounts on consultation sessions – 10 – 50%!
The longer ago you had your first session the less you pay in August! 🙂 .
But even as a newbie you get 10% off this month!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MARS – PLUTO Opposition, between Canada Day and Independence Day: Caring for What Matters Most!

2 Jul
Hubble Mars

Mars – Hubble Space Telescope (NASA)


MARS, presently in CANCER (June 4 – July 20) goes into exact opposition to PLUTO retro in CAP, tomorrow July 2
 – once every 2 years.

Quite the ‘signature’ for the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, as well as for the first U.S. Independence Day under the Trump presidency…

Both countries have their SUN in CANCER.
Canada has a CANCER SUN / URANUS conjunction on its 4th House cusp.
The U.S. have VENUS / JUPITER / SUN, and MERCURY retro in CANCER in its 7th and 8th House.
The theme of Home is important for both countries. So many people (incl. myself) came to one of these countries to find a new home.

Now, the question of HOME and BELONGING is stirred up, big time, and there’s also conflict and frustration at home, which is what MARS in CANCER shows, and it needs to be addressed directly, with care and respect, and not suppressed, ‘delayed’, or denied (PLUTO ‘ostrich’ method will backfire).
Esp. when old deep issues are unsettled: Whose home? Who belongs here? Do we belong here? What’s the origin of this, our home? etc.
There’s been a lot of controversy around Canada 150, and a sensitivity around “Celebrating Colonialism???” / unceded territories.
Round U.S. Independence Day, the heated atmosphere since the Trump admin started could get another ‘hit’ that brings out more shadow, could go to another, deeper layer, or could even come to a head.

Both countries’ birthday starts with that MARS – PLUTO opposition – a theme for the year – hopefully not dragged out but addressed in a mature way.

As we go through the ‘birth canal of consciousness’, in this World in Change, the transpersonal, collective, evolutionary energy of PLUTO in CAP is transforming us. The more we ARE in integrity with the Change we wish to SEE (even in ‘small’ ways – the vibration at the matters) the more we sense the energy that carries and renews us!

 

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Pluto Reveals… One of the first pictures New Horizons transmitted from the close fly-by in July 2015 – as the U.S. had their exact PLUTO – SUN opposition!

Basically, when we come from Love and Respect with a pure motivation life sustains us (PLUTO in CAP – essence of integrity).
Perhaps we meet more people and co-create community.

On the other hand, when we take advantage of others, and abuse the relationship for our gains (shadow of CAP) our ego and greed motive needs to be transformed into something more useful! (PLUTO).

Same goes for countries of course:
PLUTO in CAP has been ‘working on’ the Canadian and the U.S. CANCERian themes already for a few years. In the first phase, the shadow comes out, like through lack of First Nations consultation or consent, when it comes to building pipelines through Native land – let alone widespread environmental damages from potential leakage / accidents, and brutal police force in South Dakota.
CAP requires Respect, for the Elders, and the Land, and for common sense and Natural Law, and to BE the responsible and mature leader and elder in a position one it put into.
Still a lot of evolution necessary!

MARS stirs things up acutely. It’s a ‘hot’ early July time. Well, fireworks ‘@ home’ too.
MARS is the planet of self-assertion, the warrior Archetype. It can bring out the (personal and collective) ego too. One can become quite irritated and defensive, when it comes to one’s home environment and family, with MARS in CAN. And, things can go two steps forward, one step back, which again can be frustrating.

PLUTO on the opposite side of MARS is its ‘higher octave’ archetype: MARS is about personal will and assertion, and PLUTO about higher power, and bigger evolution.

The MARS – PLUTO Opposition can trigger change and realignment, esp. when it comes to ‘what we want’ – ‘what matters most’.
Personal / collective wants / egos vs. the necessity of the time, and timeliness of what needs to happen.
Can these two be ‘married’? Or do they have to be a dilemma?


With MARS in CANCER opp. PLUTO in CAP, what came up for me and for quite a few friends and clients this week:

As a Summer cold was going around, when I noticed first symptoms of feeling super tired and drained pro-active self-care (MARS in CANCER), ‘simply’ lots of sleep, little food and at-home time was a priority (CAP), to let the energy and health regenerate.
That was of course also a CHIRON station effect (turned retro yesterday – see blog post).

It can also look like: A mature person / country (CAP) shows care, and respect for the Elders, the Ancestors, and the Land, and only takes what is needed.

If you have mid-CANCER, and / or mid-CAPRICORN planets, SUN, MOON, or AC, you would have noticed the tension building up this week, or perhaps for longer, with themes like:

  • You have the resources and time – do it! Does the time and energy support you?
  • You feel drained and exhausted on a certain trajectory: Time to backtrack, self-care, and gently find a new more sustaining way.
  • Your Inner Child says (screams?): “But I want….!”. Your Inner Elder calmly holds space, and grounds the situation. What happens?

If you have mid-ARIES, and / or mid-LIBRA Planets, SUN, MOON, or AC, you’d experience tension too, perhaps through partners. It also depends on where in your chart CANCER and CAPRICORN are ‘located’.

I’m here to support you with changing perspective, and helping the energy to move. Just get in touch if you could use my help.
With PLUTO involved, chances are deeper layers are being provoked now. This is an opportunity to meet the essence of the matter, and let something be reborn from there.

The CAP – CAN ‘Thunder’ Full Moon with MARS and PLUTO on July 8 will be quite a ‘Powerhouse’ that will show us more about this theme.
Let’s take it step by step, and listen to the body’s (MARS) needs (CANCER), and to how it wants to regenerate and sustain itself (PLUTO) in simplicity (CAP).
It may show us the way to live LIFE in general in a way that works best, AND takes good care of our essential needs.

The MOON, ruler of CANCER, enters SCORPIO which is ruled by PLUTO this morning at 9:59 am PDT, until Tue eve.
The theme of caring and deep dive show up again.  Don’t be afraid. Tune into the magic of Nature, and of your deepest nature!

Also today July 2:
MERCURY in late CAN quincunx SATURN retro in late SAG:
Let’s listen to / feel into the voice of the inner wisdom Elder/s, and speak from a heart- and soulful place, not confrontational but from a deep place of truth that pierces right through right- or wrong-doing.

 

Wishing you a gentle, caring, and deeply regenerative start into July!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* Presidential Inauguration & The Emperor’s New Clothes – A Story of Sabian Symbols.

21 Jan

So, now it’s official: Since yesterday Jan 20, 12 pm, Donald J. Trump has been inaugurated as the 45th President of the U.S.A.

 

Here is the Inauguration chart:

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Please note that there are presently NO Planets technically retrograde – full speed ahead?
Perhaps, in whatever the Planetary Archetypes represent, things can move quite fast now, esp. since URANUS in ARIES – THE acceleration force – just turned direct end of Dec.
MERCURY is now out of the post-retro ‘storm’, and almost out of the post-retro shadow as well (when it passes PLUTO, on Jan 29).

JUPITER in LIBRA is the only due-for-retro Planet (from Feb 5 on – at an interesting degree), so it’s clearly stationary: Questions of wise Choices, Fairness, Balance, Equality, Justice, Peace have been indeed BIG since JUPITER entered LIBRA on Sept 9, 2016, again highlighted now, and re-visited during the retro phase (Feb 5 – June 9).
Not ‘only’ for the U.S. – with their SATURN in LIBRA which JUPITER crossed round the elections but also for Trump himself, since he just had his 6th JUPITER return in LIBRA. In general, it’s very auspicious to start a new cycle that takes one to the next level of growth and brings exposure, under a JUPITER return. Yet, the LIBRA themes become bigger as well and more obvious for all to see.

URANUS and JUPITER continue to be almost exactly opposite throughout 2017, and presently (until March) even ‘divide’ the Zodiac into a ‘populated’ and an ‘empty’ half (check out the chart):
The balancing act to build bridges and support equality, fairness, right relationship, and peace, and on the other hand let something radically new emerge, and move boldly forward with it. In the meantime, radical and angry opposition to unfair, unjust ‘policies’ emerges. Very relevant for the U.S., with URANUS in ARIES squaring their PLUTO in CAP – political revolution? Unrest and upset is in the air 2017 / 18 with this transit. And it’s a great opportunity for innovative, liberating renewal too.

My intention is to explore the best potential of each transit and inspire to ‘go high’ (rather than getting stuck in the sensational, low vibrational mode).

When checking out some SABIAN SYMBOLS of the planetary, Sun, and Moon Zodiac degrees (didn’t include AC and MC, since the time could be a bit off) yesterday while watching ‘the show’, I was stunned at how much they describe the scenario of the inauguration, on an outer, obvious level, yet also, perhaps in idealized ways, what they say about the potential of what is being born here, through the new presidency, state of the country, and of humanity.

So how about this?

I’d like to let in this blog the SABIAN SYMBOLS pretty much stand for themselves, and encourage you to take it in, inspired by the ‘higher’ potential, for the new U.S. president and government, and, since All-is-One, also for the cosmic, energetic ‘matrix’ we’re in now here on Earth and in us. Hmmm, yes, the Trump Phenomena is archetypal, and brings out lots of shadow and projection… another, deeper theme to explore. 
So, how can we, rather than be frozen in projection compulsion, see beyond the obvious, be curious, aware, own our shadow around it, evolve and liberate ourselves, and indeed BE the CHANGE?!

And: In true blue Aquarian fashion, have a sense of humour at the drama, circus, and comedy unfolding, and activate the Inner Fool that sees through ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ (which was one of my favourite stories as a child already… 🙂 )?!

 

So here we go:
Here are the SABIAN SYMBOLS for the Planetary positions of the Inauguration chart, in order of the Zodiac (see chart) – since the SABIAN SYMBOLS work best in this cycle:

 

  • URANUS at 20°46’ ARIES – rounded up to 21° ARIES. Well, this one is straightforward. I can see a Sumo wrestler too.

 

PHASE 21 (ARIES 21°): A PUGILIST ENTERS THE RING. 

KEYNOTE: The release and glorification of social aggressiveness.

Here we find potency glorified as muscular strength and will-to-power. Because it is potency operating at a harshly competitive level, it can and often does imply the possibility of defeat or disfiguration. In one sense the symbol translates into social terms the primordial struggle for survival of the fittest, adding to it an eagerness for social fame and social power (i.e. money). In another sense, the ring with two fighters in it can be referred to the Tai Chi symbol and the interplay between Yang and Yin. Each of the two types of energy wins in turn. Victory is always temporary in a dualistic world.

This is the first stage of the fifth five-fold sequence of cyclic phases. Potency and the two-fold possibilities inherent in any release of power are seen operating at the socio-cultural and emotional level. The symbol reveals man’s deeply rooted feeling of admiration and envy for whoever can generate OVERWHELMING POWER.

 

 

  • JUPITER at 22°42 ’LIBRA– rounded up to 23° LIBRA. An important degree, since JUPITER will station and go retrograde from 23°08’ LIBRA on Feb 5 – just into the Chinese New Year of the Fire Rooster / Phoenix Bird! I saw a photo somebody posted, apparently showing the Washington Monument yesterday at sunrise, in red glow.

 

PHASE 203 (LIBRA 23°): CHANTICLEER’S VOICE HERALDS SUNRISE.

KEYNOTE: A creative and joyous response to life processes.

The cock that crows as the first coloring of dawn appears at the eastern horizon is a beautiful symbol of the ability, demonstrated by all pioneers and cosmically attuned individuals, to give voice to what is as yet unmanifested, but is on the way to manifestation. At the ego level, chanticleer may feel that he makes the sun rise; but someday he will learn through painful experiences that to create is only to reveal what essentially is. It is the vivid recognition of the as-yet-unknown in the known.

This third stage symbol should make us think afresh about issues we too often take for granted. At every “sunrise” there are a few isolated witnesses that herald the coming of a new day. What is at stake here is the individual’s capacity of RESPONSE TO LIFE’S RENEWALS — renewals which are cyclic, predictable, yet always new, always creative.

 

 

  • The MOON at 9°21’ SCORPIO – rounded up to 10° SCORPIO. Well, yeah, ‘comrades’ at Inauguration luncheon, at the parade, and the balls.

 

PHASE 220 (SCORPIO 10°): A FELLOWSHIP SUPPER REUNITES OLD COMRADES.

KEYNOTE: The overtones of human relationships based on a community of work or experiences.

This symbol pictures the essential nature of the bond that unites individuals who have participated in some common activity. The social feeling of communion, plus all that it engenders, arises after the act performed together. Activity is at the root of consciousness. Activity in common generates social consciousness and cultural patterns which become set in the form of institutions. A group-personality emerges, which displays characteristic features and gives birth to collective emotions and values.

This is the final stage of the forty-fourth five-fold sequence. Wherever the symbol appears, it suggests the importance of establishing or strengthening links with those with whom one has shared, or can share, living experiences. The value of COMRADESHIP is emphasized.

 

 

  • LILITH at 27°16’ SCORPIO – had to show you both 27° and 28° SCORPIO – both quite telling by themselves and in sequence.

 

PHASE 237 (SCORPIO 27°): A MILITARY BAND MARCHES NOISILY ON THROUGH THE CITY STREETS.

KEYNOTE: The aggressive glorification of cultural values.

Every cultural-social collectivity sooner or later tries to impress the value of its achievements forcibly and noisily upon all those who belong to it, as well as upon foreign onlookers. At the individual-mental level the member of such a collectivity swells with pride and excitement when a display of the excellence of that in which his consciousness and personality are deeply rooted is publicly affirmed. Thus, the feeling of social unity binds the individuals of a culture through collective pride.

This second stage symbol contrasts sharply with the first one. Our aggressive, tense, domineering Western civilization is indeed in opposition to the natural spontaneity and instinctive adjustment to nature of tribal societies. The Keyword here is POMP.

 

PHASE 238 (SCORPIO 28°): THE KING OF THE FAIRIES APPROACHING HIS DOMAIN.

KEYNOTE: The capacity in man to recognize and to pay homage to an integrating Principle at the core of all existence.

This rather peculiar picture tells us perhaps a good deal about the limitations of the mind of the clairvoyant who saw it, though it can be related to the symbolism of the various creatures of a spirit world mentioned in some alchemical and Rosicrucian books. What seems to be implied is that beyond both outer nature and the realm of the proud ego, a spiritual world exists to which the intuitive consciousness of man can pay allegiance. In that world, all manifested entities are seen as multiple aspects of a central Power and Consciousness. It is such a central principle of unity that human societies have sought to revere symbolically in human, all-too-human kings. In an individual sense, this principle is the Self.

This is the third stage in the forty-eighth five-fold pattern of symbols. It adds a new dimension to the two preceding ones. At this stage the presence of a spiritual unifying factor begins to be sensed by the individual perhaps weary of the outer shows of his culture. An INNER ALLEGIANCE begins to polarize the consciousness.

 

 

  • SATURN at 23°30’ SAGITTARIUS – rounded up to 24° SAGITTARIUS – hmmm, did we see a bluebird style new First Lady, perhaps? Random?

 

PHASE 264 (SAGITTARIUS 24°): A BLUEBIRD PERCHED ON THE GATE OF A COTTAGE.

KEYNOTE: The reward which meets every effort at integrating into a social environment for those who remain true to their own selves.

The bluebird is a symbol of happiness, but also it refers to what one might call a spiritually oriented mind – to which the color blue relates, especially when a ‘bird’ is mentioned. A cottage is normally a part of a community, and the implication is that its inhabitant are well-adapted, either to the life of the community, or to their’ more or less isolated togetherness.

This is a fourth stage symbol, and it suggests that the essential technique for successful living is the development of a consciousness in which peace and happiness dwell. There is also a hint that GOOD FORTUNE is going to bless your life.

 

 

  • MERCURY at 6°45’ CAPRICORN – rounded up to 7° CAPRICORN – food for reflection, to consider how, maybe despite appearance, or paradoxically, the voice of God, and of the ‘Great Ancestor’ is speaking to us through this event.

 

PHASE 277 (CAPRICORN 7°): A VEILED PROPHET SPEAKS, SEIZED BY THE POWER OF A GOD.

KEYNOTE: The ability to act as a mouthpiece for the revelation of a transcendent will and truth determining future action.

Here we witness the deepest manifestation of that Power which operates within all relatively permanent social units, especially at the level of tribal organization. A tribe is a bio-psychic whole (or organism) integrated by a collective superphysical Power, the god of the tribe. In the Hebrew tradition, this god is YHWH (Yahweh-Jehovah); in earlier tribes, it may have been a deified more or less mythical “Great Ancestor.” All these tribal gods are local manifestations of the very power of “Life” within the earth’s biosphere. It is this deified Power which psychically “seized” especially sensitive or religiously trained men or women, who became Its mouthpiece — prophets, seers, oracles. That Power operates in our days as well, but in different ways because of the individualization and intellectualization of modern man’s consciousness. It binds together and helps to maintain the integration of organized social collectivities. It guides their development by releasing and focusing through especially open persons the visionary expectation of developments about to occur.

At this second stage of the fifty-sixth sub-cycle the future interacts with the present to release it from the inertial power of the past. Thus, this symbol stands in contrast to the preceding one. At the threshold of tomorrow man is allowed to have a vision or revelation of the essential elements of the as-yet-unknown next step in evolution. The key word is MEDIATORSHIP.

 

 

  • PLUTO at 17°36’ CAPRICORN – rounded up to 18° CAPRICORN – close enough: Stars and Stripes. And parades galore. How power (as in: political, natural energy, personal power and unused potential) is being USED is so crucial nowadays / years with PLUTO in CAP. This symbol in this context has an interesting connection to the British Empire that the U.S. broke away from. The U.S. will have their PLUTO return (every about 250 years) in 2020 – 2022 – a ‘total makeover’, with the original spirit renewed.

 

PHASE 288 (CAPRICORN 18°): THE UNION JACK FLAG FLIES FROM A BRITISH WARSHIP.

KEYNOTE: The protection afforded to individuals and groups by powerful institutions in charge of maintaining order.

This symbol reflects conditions prevailing in the past when Great Britain’s fleet was policing the seas under the international principle of the freedom of the seas. Times have changed, but the concept remains valid. Power is required to maintain social order and relatively peaceful interpersonal as well as international relationships. Alas, this power can easily be misused under the pretext of preserving “law and order.” Justice and compassion must balance social power, and especially the power of privileged groups. Where this symbol appears, the need for protection may be in evidence — or it may be a warning against using power for selfish advantage.

This is the third symbol in the fifty-eighth five-fold sequence. It brings to us a realization of the ambivalence of POLITICAL POWER, its value and its dangers.

 

 

  • The SUN at 0°49’ AQUARIUS – rounded up to 1° AQUARIUS – uuhh, this one is clearly influenced by a colonial or even racial supremacy philosophy, yet, in fact: therefore, the symbol is very telling about why this government is so ‘old world’.

 

PHASE 301 (AQUARIUS 1°): AN OLD ADOBE MISSION IN CALIFORNIA.

KEYNOTE: The power inherent in all great human works to endure far beyond the workers’ life spans.

The works and spirit of the Spanish priests who directed the building of the California missions have had a lasting influence on the development of this land; these remain as a monument to the men who were able to make their mark upon this alien environment. While the zodiacal sign Capricorn begins with a symbol of socio-political power, Aquarius at its start presents a more spiritualized and idealistic or creative picture of the social forces at work. Moreover, it stresses the enduring character of human achievements ensouled by a great vision. At least within the frame of reference of our Western civilization, the symbol speaks of the projection of a noble ideal into concrete forms of beauty and significance, thus of the radiation of a “civilizing” power into an institution offering to primitive men the opportunity to reach a higher, more organized and productive, level of activity.

This is the first stage in the sixty-first five-fold sequence. It speaks to us of THE CONCRETIZATION OF AN IDEAL. This also implies the “immortalization” of an individual within a great collective and cultural enterprise.

 

 

  • NEPTUNE at 10°16’ PISCES – I felt called to show you both 10° and 11° PISCES, since NEPTUNE moves so slowly, and to get some context where the theme comes from. NEPTUNE won’t go back to 10° PISCES where it ‘lingered’ last year. Walking on…

 

PHASE 340 (PISCES 10°): AN AVIATOR PURSUES HIS JOURNEY, FLYING THROUGH GROUND-OBSCURING CLOUDS.

KEYNOTE: Man’s ability to develop powers and skills which by transcending natural limitations allow him to operate in mental-spiritual realms.

This symbol in a sense synthesizes the implications of the four preceding ones: the dedication to the community of men (present and future), self-assertion and the ambition to reach a social goal. Man is seen mastering difficulties implied in a type of operation transcending his organic limitations and the narrow boundaries of a localized “living space.” He does so as an individual in command of powerful energies, but also as heir to the industry of countless innovators and managers.

This is the last symbol of the sixty-eighth five-fold sequence of evolving stages of consciousness and human activity. It evokes the achievement of MASTERY.

 

PHASE 341 (PISCES 11°): MEN TRAVELING A NARROW PATH, SEEKING ILLUMINATION.

KEYNOTE: The capacity inherent in every individual to seek at whatever cost entrance to a transcendent realm of reality.

This refers to the ancient and eternal symbol of the Path of Discipleship. The greatness of man is that he can always be greater; and the belief — deeply rooted in men’s inner nature — that if he fulfills the necessary conditions he can find “Elder Brothers” who have already attained a higher level of consciousness and will transfer their attainment and light to him. The Path is always open to the pure in heart, the mentally aware, the conqueror of emotions and the spiritually self-mobilized.

This symbol opens the sixty-ninth five-fold sequence and a new level of consciousness. Man is always in the making and remaking. He can always go further, reach beyond. But he has to take the first step. Someone can show him the Path, but he alone can do the walking. Thus, the Zen injunction: WALK ON.

 

 

  • VENUS at 17°43’ PISCES – rounded up to 18° PISCES. Self explanatory image. Reminds me somehow of Roman Empire style ‘panem et circenses’ – bread and gladiator games in the arena – or nowadays, rather the U.S. export culture of: fast food and mass media circus.

 

PHASE 348 (PISCES 18°): IN A GIGANTIC TENT, VILLAGERS WITNESS A SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCE.

KEYNOTE: The collective appeal of a well-staged and exciting display of skill and/or oratory.

At first, Marc Jones interpreted the “gigantic tent” as the locale for a revivalist’s meeting; later he suggested a circus tent instead. In a sense, the basic meaning is the same whether it is the traditional performance of skilled clowns, acrobats or animal trainers, or that of a religious fundamentalist dramatizing an old religious imagery, what takes place is the use of personal achievement and conviction to bring a crowd to a state of enthusiasm sufficient to make it forget its boredom with everyday routine or its familiar sins of commission or omission.

At this third stage of the seventieth five-fold sequence, the individual person and the collectivity are brought together in a significant performance which subtly strengthens the communal spirit directly or indirectly.  The implication of the symbol, whenever it is found operating, is that the time has come for the individual to dare to present himself and his works to his community for applause, or for the purpose of attracting a following. What is suggested is PUBLIC SELF-DRAMATIZATION.

 

 

  • CHIRON at 21°48’ PISCES – rounded up to 22° PISCES – yep, so what happens after the big event? A hangover? An integration of the spirit into everyday life?

 

PHASE 352 (PISCES 22°): A PROPHET CARRYING TABLETS OF THE NEW LAW IS WALKING DOWN THE SLOPES OF MOUNT SINAI.

KEYNOTE: The need to bring down to the level of everyday existence the clear realizations made manifest in a great ‘peak experience’.

The symbol obviously refers to Moses after he received from the God of his people the basic principles upon which a new religion, and even more a new ritual of living, should be founded. This basic “Law” has to be “brought down.” It represents a descent of formative and structuring power, a divine Revelation. This type of revealed knowledge contrasts with the kind of knowing born out of the experience of touch, of feeling, of warmth of contact. This second stage symbol pictures a process to which a religious God-given character has been attributed in the past, but which today is being investigated at the personal and psychological level. The important point here is: what do you do after you have a peak experience, an inner revelation? The Keyword MANDATE is appropriate; but the basic problem is how to fulfill it in the right spirit.

 

 

  • MARS at 24°21’ PISCES – rounded up to 25° PISCES – which closes the circle, since MARS is the Ruler of ARIES where URANUS sits. A movement is happening – not just the one Mr. President has in mind…

 

PHASE 355 (PISCES 25°): A RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION SUCCEEDS IN OVERCOMING THE CORRUPTING INFLUENCE OF PERVERTED PRACTICES AND MATERIALIZED IDEALS.

KEYNOTE: The power of the Soul to intervene in the personal life and to induce necessary catharses.

The necessary centralization of the conscious attention and will symbolized by the preceding picture most often bring negative results — exclusivism, pride, jealousy, greed for power and wealth. Every man is a Church that has the Soul as its god, but most men forget the Soul and live according to dogmatic rules and habits which not only have become empty of inner meaning, but very often have been perverted by the demands of the senses and the emotional nature, and by the ego with its rationalizing intellect. A purging or catharsis is needed to restore not only fresh and creative spontaneity, but even more the contact with the Soul and the God-ordained dharma.

This is the last stage in the seventy-first subcycle. It leads significantly to the series of five symbols which concludes the vast cycle, because the final consummation of the process of actualization of the potency inherent in the original Creative Act requires moments of crisis and PURIFICATION.

 

Voila… a story unfolding.
Let’s see how it plays out, but not just be the spectators, also the change agents. Yet not so identified and attached that we get consumed by fixed ideas. Something bigger is already happening….

 

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U.S. 2016 and Beyond – The American Evolution? An Astrological Perspective – part 2.

12 Nov

Let’s gain perspective on the U.S. state of affairs, and the energy of this time, through a cosmic lens, in two parts:

Part 1: The U.S. ‘Birth Chart’ and its Current and Upcoming AstroActivations (https://lichtsite.wordpress.com/2016/11/12/u-s-2016-and-beyond-the-american-evolution-an-astrological-perspective/).

And here is…

Part 2: The major political Players that the U.S. presented and produced this year, in their Archetypal Roles: Birth Charts of Trump, Clinton, and Sanders, with Current and Upcoming AstroActivations.

 

Let’s start with Bernie Sanders, whom I mentioned above, with his ARIES side. Here is his birth chart. His birth time is unknown, so I set up a chart for 12 noon, on Sept 8, 1941, in Brooklyn Heights.

 

bernie-sanders

 

As you see, URANUS is now on Bernie’s MOON / MARS in ARIES – Feel the Bern! Bernie was and is very popular with young people (AR), and despite his biological age he’s very fresh, alert, and direct (AR).

URANUS was strong for him in Spring when there was ‘young’ hope and enthusiasm wherever he gave speeches, while URANUS was direct / forward moving, until it slowed down and went retro, only 1 degree off his MARS, end of July. Pretty much coinciding with the CA Primaries results and questions came up whether they were rigged to Bernie’s disadvantage.

Bernie’s birth MARS is retro, next to his MOON – he’s an intrinsic fighter and advocate for the people. My sense is that with MARS retro he empathizes with CHIRON in AR in the U.S. – A ‘wounded warrior’: Let’s not use assertion (anymore) for violent destructive battles but channel it into passionate energy and drive to fight for the greater good, and nowadays: for a political revolution (URANUS)! And hey, even though he ‘lost’ the nomination battle, he is feisty as ever, doesn’t let ego get in the way, gets up and carries on (AR).

Opposite his MOON / MARS in AR sits his VENUS in LI, in auspicious trine with his JUPITER in GEM. He can be quite a charmer and negotiator, eloquent, curious, engaging, asking questions, remaining youthful despite ‘age’.

His VENUS will receive a transit from transiting JUPITER in LI, in Jan – March 2017 (would the People and the women especially want Bernie for President?!), and again, Aug / Sept – just in time for his 76th birthday. Maybe the elections came a year too early for him… his popularity and opportunities seem to rise next year.

SATURN presently in SAG opposes Bernie’s JUPITER in GEM end of Dec and next Summer (July – Sept 2017). So yeah, fate and vote had it otherwise, but he can still have a word in, or many…

In terms of leadership, let’s look at his SATURN, which comes with URANUS retro, on the TAU / GEM cusp. Taking a stand and verbalizing it is his forte, and he can channel that into progressive purposes (SAT / UR). There’s also a theme of non-attachment, and being free from rigid concepts (UR in GEM next to SAT in TAU), incl. the concept of leadership itself.

Lastly, his SUN / North Node / NEPTUNE are in VIR – close to the U.S. NEPTUNE / LILITH. He would have learned in his life to channel his natural compassion (South Node in PI) into analyzing the situation and offering practical solutions (North Node in VIR), and bring order (VIR) into chaos (PI)… which is also much needed nowadays: The Nodes in PI – VIR are congruent with Bernie’s, since Sept 2015 until May 2017, and he has his Nodal Return (comes every 18 – 19 years). In so much overwhelm and chaos, we could all use more of the voice of reason, and practicality (“How can this work? How do we clean up this mess?”).

CHIRON in PI has been on his South Node this year… was letting go, loosing, giving up inevitable? Could counting the numbers and taking a critical examination have helped (North Node in VIR)? But who helped Bernie when he needed it? Not the media (PI), giving soo much publicity (any publicity…) to the Donald.

With his SUN and NEPTUNE close by in VIR, Bernie can be nevertheless quite charismatic, in a non-assuming, humble way, and popular with women, and ‘ordinary, regular people’.

So, let’s see what we hear from Bernie in 2017, and perhaps already in December. He’s instrumental in the American political revolution that’s under way now (UR in AR which will continue to be on his MARS over 2017).

 

Next up: Hillary Clinton. Here is her chart. Two versions of her birth time cruise around (8:02 am and 8 pm). I chose 8:02 am intuitively – and makes much more sense from what we see (and don’t see) about her. A very pronounced chart. What’s your sense?

 

hillary-clinton

 

Well, that’s a ton of SCORPIO – really?!

SCO SUN, on the 12th house cusp, then CHIRON / VENUS in her 12th, MERCURY retro (went retro the day before she was born) smack on her SCO AC, and conj. South Node in SCO in her 1st house, leading over to JUPITER on the ‘Phoenix Point’ cusp, barely in its ruled sign SAG. That’s a mouthful.

Hillary’s chart is mostly SCO, in sharp fixed square with LEO (MARS / PLUTO and SATURN), and in water trine with PISCES (MOON), the latter accentuating her 12th house / PI themes. The predominant modality is fixed, esp. LEO and SCO – even in the centre of these fixed signs – the ‘Gates of Power’. Power themes can be her strength and her detriment…

So, let’s break it down a bit here:

With the 12th house so full, and PI MOON, Hillary can be an amorphous mystery being, onto whom the collective projects a lot. She can absorb a lot of these projections too, listen to many voices (MERCURY retro on her AC) and speak on behalf of whomever she represents (the lawyer in her) and / or be of selfless service on behalf of the Collective.

12th house placements are common among people in public service. As long as she doesn’t take things too personal and absorbs too much, or if she could remain anonymous (12th house is ‘self / ego undoing’) it’s all cool. When it gets personal and turns into issues projected onto the person Hillary all hell can break loose (SCO – PI, excuse my language).

Which happened in the electoral ‘battle’, with lots of SCO activations over the year: MARS, from early Jan until early Aug, incl a retro phase in Spring, stirring up her 12th house: “What’s going on behind the scenes?” “Whom is she really representing?” Lots of attacks coming at her. LILITH, May 2016 to Feb 2017, she became a personal ‘nasty woman’ target, and spoke on behalf of uncontrollable, unshameable women and for their re-empowerment. In the ‘hot phase’ before the elections also VENUS, the SUN, and MERCURY were in SCO, all mostly in her 12th house, and only post-elections emerging into her 1st.

The controversy about email information that would be retroactively classified (MERCURY retro in SCO on her AC) and was entrusted to her in public service however was channeled through her private (SCO) server was probably one of the breaking points, when the public started to mistrust her. And the question about whether she actually won the CA Primaries for the Democrats was another one.
SCO per se is hidden, private, contained, and covered, and operates in the dark and depth where power sits and transformation takes place. Her12th house paradox re: Scorpionic control, privacy and confidentiality vs transparency, non-attachment / non-control, openness / availability ‘to whom it may concern’ was provoked, and got muddled – yet it’s not just Hillary’s ‘thing’ but pointed to institutional phenomena (12th house) that showed up through her. Hillary seems to be such a classic ‘Power behind the Throne’ with all her 12th house.

On a spiritual level, letting go of personal glory and attachment, having faith, working in the background without expectations for external ‘credit’ yet inner fulfillment, are some of the most ego challenging yet soul rewarding themes of the 12th house. If it feels like ‘sacrifice’ the ego is involved again.

Hillary made herself available and won the popular vote. And lots of women saw themselves in her (VENUS / CHIRON in her 12th house, plus CHIRON has been this year and will be until Spring 2017 on her PI MOON).

Maybe paradoxically (12th house, PI) with her surprising ‘loss’ and what it evokes in her supporters, in the world community, and in women especially (PI MOON, VENUS / CHIRON in her 12th house) she might have an even more powerful effect and transformational influence – not through her active ‘doing’ but through what she represents.

With all the SCO influence on her and through her, incl. her South Node, and the North Node in TAU on her DC looks like even the smartest sharp tongue strategic ‘traps’ she laid for Trump didn’t help her to win the presidency. Maybe karmically not meant to happen, so that she can wield her influence otherwise – and get more comfort and rest, rather than being worn down in office.

What’s with the LEO planets in her 9th house? MARS / PLUTO (the ruling planet of her SCO Rising) and SATURN. Quite the tough fighter for what she believes in and who doesn’t give up or give in easily, yet the ego must not get in the way, otherwise PLUTO is the ‘undertaker’, and SATURN the ‘terminator’ (by the way, Schwarzenegger was born just 3 month before Hillary Clinton, July 30, 1947, with SUN / SATURN / PLUTO in LEO).

Lastly, Hillary’s LILITH is at the very end of CAP (last degree), on the cusp to AQ. Perhaps she dedicates her success and making it to the ‘top’ to being an elder, a model and liberator for women and girls to follow. Her LILITH is also close to the U.S. PLUTO which returns 2020 – 2022. Maybe at the next elections one of her ‘spirit sisters’ actually makes it happen.

 

Ok, and now: Donald Trump. Yes, let’s do this. Here we go, his birth chart from June 14, 1946 at 10:54 am EDT. By the way, he was born only 3 weeks before George W. Bush.

 

donald-trump

 

Did you see the comment, and do you see it in his chart? Trump was born on the day of a Total Lunar Eclipse in SAG – less than 4 hrs before the exact Full Moon and Eclipse!

A very pronounced Eclipse axis indeed, with the MOON / South Node in SAG, opp. the SUN / URANUS / North Node in GEMINI. This axis also splits the chart into two sides, one populated by the planets, one empty. The pattern is called bowl or hemisphere. Pretty imbalanced. He is prone to be pre-occupied with the occupied signs from GEM to SAG and houses 10 to 4. The opposite ‘empty’ midpoint of the Eclipse axis shows what’s missing: PISCES (adaptability, empathy and compassion, going with the flow, openness, surrender…). Hmmm.

With his Full Moon / Eclipse birth, relationships and the (inner and outer) Alchemy of the Feminine / Masculine are important themes in his life, yet he’s had a tumultuous marital history. Wondering what the marriage of his parents modelled to him. The Eclipse axis is also in his father – mother axis of the 4th / 10th house.

His South Node / MOON in SAG can show up as a grandiose big mouth / know-it-all / my way / promiser / salesman. Question is, can he deliver? Funny, how his 10-year old son Barron (with PLUTO in SAG close to Donald’s’ MOON / South Node) next to him at the acceptance speech rolled his eyes several times, per my observation…

Perhaps in some sense he, Donald, is still narcissistically stuck in his childhood, and / or has unfinished business with one or both of his parents or ancestry, such as the history of his German background on his dad’s side http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/22/us/politics/for-donald-trumps-family-an-immigrants-tale-with-2-beginnings.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=2 . Interestingly, 2 of his 3 wives came from overseas also (MOON in SAG).

Yet, in his political program or shall I say: promise? he positions himself as very restrictive in terms of immigration, esp. when it comes to Muslims, out of fear / control of terrorist infiltration. With his SATURN in CAN, it looks like Donald wants to see good old homeland security that was put in place under his astro buddy George W. Bush under transiting SATURN in CAN (2003 – 2005) get amped up a few notches, and ‘perfected’, even to the point of an American Wall (!!!) at the Mexican border. Would that be the best way of building and working with resources, asks PLUTO in CAP, transiting in the next few years opposite Donald’s SATURN in CAN and coming up to the U.S. PLUTO RETURN in 2020 – 2022. Re-building America?

Let’s see what SATURN in SAG has to say, as it approaches Donald’s MOON / South Node (Dec / Jan, and again – stationing exactly to the degree and minute on Donald’s MOON! – in Aug / Sept 2017). What will be the feedback and input of the international political world community (SAG)…?

If he only listened and learned, and communicated well (SUN / North Node in GEM) – but hey, with URANUS next to it, one never knows what comes out of his mouth next, and he’s a communicative ‘loose cannon’, possibly ADD, and I read an article that stated his speeches are simply un-transcribable).

Ideally, and on soul level, transpersonal URANUS in his 10th house next to the SUN can be a cathartic and liberating influence – and what he represents in public makes people question and discuss their own way into freedom.

What also stands out about Donald is his MERCURY, and SATURN / VENUS in CAN in his 11th house. All of that looks very patriotic (and is linked with the U.S. VENUS / JUPITER, SUN, and MERCURY retro in CAN), and also like a group / elite consciousness (11th house) around his family, ‘clan’, and country (CAN).

SATURN / VENUS in CAN quincunx his Eclipse MOON… an attraction, attachment (over compensation?) to building homes and presenting himself as the patriarch, surrounded by luxury and beauty (well, the factor of taste is in question, with SATURN / VENUS, and significant age differences don’t tend to add to the esthetic effects either…).

Plus… over and over, his issues with women. In the last debate with Hillary, he stated, “Nobody respects (SATURN) women (VENUS) more than I do.” Yet another crazy questionable generalization (SAG South Node) that he himself proved wrong by calling Hillary a ‘nasty woman’ shortly afterwards. Looks to me like he’s actually afraid of women, or has erotic issues (SATURN / VENUS) and overcompensates, by not getting enough of them and / or insulting them.

Soo, what’s with MARS Rising / on his late LEO AC? Well, that’s what’s immediately noticeable when he shows up, an assertive, aggressive, domineering demeanour. LEO in his 12th house (vs. Hillary’s 12th house in SCO) holds collective projections of ‘greatness’ and masculine bravado – yet at the same time what he shows off is exactly what turns lots of people off (good old 12th house paradox). In other words, he provokes verbally and through his poses and body language the shadow of the alpha male go-getter, repressed anger and aggressive / sexual dominance.

The part of the collective identifying themselves with Trump hopes that “a successful business man as our boss can lead the country to success and prosperity”, and they too can vicariously participate at his ‘greatness’, displayed on behalf of ‘America’.

And then his PLUTO – sitting in his 12th house, unaspected, and of course also in LEO – close to the U.S. North Node. Yes, he seems to represent a prime example for the ‘American Dream’ in terms of material – and ostentatious – power, fame and success. His unaspected PLUTO has ‘a life of its own’. Does being a billionaire ‘Plutocrat’ and having the buying power that “can do anything” like a spoilt brat mean one lives life lovingly (LEO)?

Well, what Trump embodies PLUTO wise, and as he is about to represent the U.S. and will continue to stand in the limelight brings lots of shadow about power, fame and fortune out for transformation in the collective (12th house). Perhaps in cathartic ways, definitely catalytic. PLUTO can bring out our worst – the shadow we don’t want to look at – and our best – the power to face and transform.

Donald’s AC is right on the cusp from LEO to VIR – the ‘Sphinx Point’ of Self Awareness. Does he, the know-it-all truly, deeply ‘know himself’? What he displays is the LEO statement “This is ME, this is who I am…” followed by VIR: “And this is what I’m doing, what I’m good at and capable of doing.” – hmmm.

His LIBRA Planets, NEPTUNE retro (his only retro planet) / stationary, CHIRON, and JUPITER also stationary (went on his birthday direct) all in his 2nd house, show how he deals with values, money, business/es, resources. Does it just ‘come to him’ (NEPTUNE), and come and go?  How does he negotiate, and what does fairness, balance, peace, and right relations mean to him? Where’s the wound (CHIRON) in right relations (see above, overall theme), proportion, and balance?

With NEPTUNE in LI in square to MERCURY in CAN he’s quite idealistic about ‘deals’ he can negotiate on behalf of tribe and country. MERCURY – NEPTUNE in conflict can be somewhat deceptive, delusional, and fuzzy. Of course, also apt to meditate on the quality of mind, how it fluctuates and is ‘empty’. Go meditate and find inner peace, Donald!

 

 
So here they are, the candidates and president-elect with their cosmo-human traits and trends, in connection with the U.S. Evolution.

When we recognize and become conscious of how the Archetypes are playing out, and acknowledge them for what they are we wake up from the collective slumber / hypnosis / projections, and become free to contribute to a Conscious New World.

Meet you there!

 

 

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U.S. 2016 and Beyond – The American Evolution? An Astrological Perspective – part 1.

12 Nov

Wondering…

  • What’s going on down the border???!
  • Which direction is the country going?
  • What do Trump, Clinton, and Sanders bring to the Archetypal Picture?

Let’s gain perspective on the U.S. state of affairs, and the energy of this time, through a cosmic lens, in two parts:

  1. The U.S. ‘Birth Chart’ and its Current and Upcoming AstroActivations (this blog post).
  1. The major political Players that the U.S. presented and produced this year, in their Archetypal Roles: Birth Charts of Trump, Clinton, and Sanders, with Current and Upcoming AstroActivations (blog post to follow).

 

Part 1: The U.S. ‘Birth Chart’ and its Current and Upcoming AstroActivations.

 

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Three factors are immediately striking:

  • The United States, founded on July 4, 1776 at 5:10 pm (signature of the Declaration of Independence) has a mid SAGITTARIUS Rising – which is this year 2016 transited by SATURN (a 29-year cycle).
  • PLUTO in mid CAPRICORN opposes the U.S. mid CANCER SUN and squares the U.S. mid LIBRA SATURN (2015 – 2017), and the country will have its FIRST PLUTO RETURN 2020 – 2022 (a 248-year cycle!).
  • URANUS in ARIES (during the elections retrograde) has been conjunct the U.S. CHIRON 2015-16 (an 84-year cycle), and will square its PLUTO in CAP 2017-18.

 

SATURN and its ruled sign CAPRICORN – both strongly influencing the U.S. these years – emphasize maturity, responsibility, leadership, and a wise and respectful use of resources.
Which means on a human level: Everyone with intrinsic excellence and capabilities should have access to resources, and the opportunity to apply themselves optimally.
Societally / politically: How do the socio-political and cultural structures (CAP) provide this access equally (LIBRA), and not just exclusively to the privileged elite ‘on top’ (CAP) who can afford the price tag?

JUPITER presently in LIBRA (Sept 2016 – Oct 2016) expands and ‘blows up’ the importance of Libran equality, fairness, balance, peace, and right relationships, so that improvement and growth in these areas follows. It is also activating the U.S. chart – their LIBRAN SATURN = karmic purpose this Fall and Apr. – July 2017.

The shadow (PLUTO) that’s been (barely?) hiding under the surface yet infiltrating everything is now coming out big time, and this will be hopefully cathartic and catalytic, without the destructive force that PLUTO can bring. A breakdown and crumbling of patriarchal, pyramidal, hierarchical and domineering systems that abuse their power at the expense of the very foundation they stand on has begun. The ‘monster’ shows off its teeth and claws once more, while its dying has begun, and regenerative change is already underway.

The U.S. broke away from the British Empire in 1776, yet in the meantime, an American Empire with world wide effects and influences has built up. Change is coming, as PLUTO in CAP comes full circle.

Natural resources, the land, and human beings have been treated ‘from the top down’ with less than respect, in fact exploited and abused (shadow of CAP whose neutral ‘mantra’ is ‘I use’). All that darkness comes now to the light of the day… to be purged, and for the released energy to be used for more conscious and productive purposes. A renewed working with resources is mandatory, for the survival of life on Earth.

SATURN in SAG, presently on the U.S. Ascendant, and opening a new 29-year cycle, holds the country accountable to be truly visionary and a responsible leader and model with the direction it’s heading, and there will be SATURN’s karmic feedback a.k.a. lessons if it’s not in integrity. The world is scrutinizing the U.S. and its leadership now. SAG inspires to ‘walk the high road’, and be true to the original U.S. spirit of freedom, generosity, and inclusiveness (SAG). Where is the opportunity (SAG) in the presented challenges (SATURN)?

SATURN in SAG can bring out tendencies to force and overcompensate the SAG ‘Knower’ archetype by being very judgmental, dogmatic, argumentative to prove to be ‘right’, or make promises that may or may not be realistic. Sort of a lawyer / salesman / preacher cliché. Yet the influence of the SAG type inner or outer parent, boss, know-it-all leader authority (SATURN) is what needs to be outgrown, while stepping into one’s own natural authority, for the U.S. as a country and a people, with SATURN on their AC.

In a SATURN-in-SAG ‘climate’ we may ask: “What’s the Truth??? How do I know it’s true? Whom can we trust? In God we Trust? Which God?”

The thing with Lord-of-the-Ring SATURN is, it’s restrictive and tends to say NO, while SAG likes be an expansive energy that says YES and looks for opportunites. It’s good to be cautious, and not fall for false promises and propaganda. Yet, also to keep the Spirit high, and aim for the light, despite negativity and fears. Sometimes grim and dark situations can bring out our best, and our commitment to shine our light even more brightly. Less is more (good old SATURN mantra) when it comes to engaging in the interaction with / resistance to the external SATURN authority (as a reflection of our inner authority issues), so that we can outgrow this dynamic, and walk our Path of Knowing. Authority and change come from within.

What helps with facing the SATURN ‘ring’ and ‘downer’? I’d say to come back to our core of SAG which is inner Trust and Truth and Wisdom from the Heart.

Will America find it’s inner Heart Authority, and not buy into Saturnian low vibrational judgmental separation and condemnation, in the face of the present Boss scenario, and grow from this?

Rather than building divisive walls (SATURN), physically or emotionally, out of fear of the foreign (SATURN in SAG), how can fear bow to true wisdom? What would the Heart say?

As SATURN in SAG will soon oppose the U.S. MARS in GEMINI, and square its LILITH / NEPTUNE in VIR (end of Dec 2016, and again July – Sept 2017), can the country stand its ‘higher ground’ without going into conflict with others over arguments, or ‘loosing it’?

LILITH / NEPTUNE in late VIR, not far from the U.S. Midheaven (outer purpose towards the world) on the VIR / LI cusp of ‘Perfect Alignment’ / ‘Design Point’ of the Zodiac, reminds me of Sacred Geometry that the Founding Fathers, architects and builders significantly worked with (google Masonic Washington, Secrets in Plain Sight, etc.). Moreover, it is the energy of being in Service (VIR) to Peace and Harmony (LI), and it’s the energy of honouring the Sacred Feminine (VIR) which is essential for balance, peace, and harmonious relationships. All these are pointers of direction and purpose for the U.S. have been enhanced over the last few months through JUPITER’s transit acting like a ‘magnifying glass’.

The Sacred Feminine being in her true ‘wild’ nature (LILITH in VIR) must not be sacrificed or rendered invisible or falsely glamourized (NEP), as e.g. the stereotype of the ‘beauty queen’, or ‘perfect housewife’. MARS in GEM in the U.S. chart square NEP / LILITH in VIR have been activated by CHIRON in PI opposing / squaring them, in 2016. Women, and everyone in their true nature are outspoken, and not to be silenced and victimized. SATURN in SAG will come into the picture as well, end of the year, and in Summer 2017. The Truth must come forth, and sets us all Free.

SATURN in SAG will simultaneously (end of Dec 2016, and again July – Sept 2017) also trine the U.S. CHIRON in ARIES in its 4th house, which has been recently transited by URANUS. Uprisings (UR) emerged (AR) in many places ‘at home’ – incl. through the North Dakota Water Protectors. URANUS activates the U.S. CHIRON in ARIES for the first time in 84 years, and sets the ‘Wounded Warrior’ free. Re-traumatizing old ancestral wounds… yet hopefully things come out to the open finally, for Liberation (UR in AR) and Justice (JU in LI).

Here’s a beautiful, ‘simple’ illustrated song about Lakota Medicine Man and Chief Sitting Bull, and how greed and violence suppressed the Native Ways of Living: http://www.history.com/topics/native-american-history/wounded-knee .

So amazing that a herd of Bison showed up ‘out of nowhere’ and brought their medicine to the Water Protector Tribes who are holding their ground. http://usuncut.com/resistance/thousands-wild-buffalo-appear-nowhere-standing-rock/

Bernie Sanders is the only ‘player’ who stepped forward and took a stand in this crucial issue. His MOON / MARS in ARIES have been transited by URANUS for the first time in his life (an 84-year cycle). Earlier this year, he called for a Political Revolution. Bernie Sanders represents the URANUS in ARIES Archetype, among other things (see below, in the feature on him).

The U.S. CHIRON in AR calls for a new beginning that’s NOT belligerent and bloody, and doesn’t leave wounded warriors in its wake. URANUS is a wake-up call – and many are a-rising.

Next up: URANUS in AR will square the U.S. PLUTO in CAP and MERCURY retro in CAN from 2017 through early 2018. Looks like an American R-Evolution as well. Uprising from the roots and ‘home ground’ up (URANUS transiting the U.S. 4th house in AR), towards the PLUTO-cratic elite establishment where the money and the power (PLU in its 2nd house) sit. The human needs of families and tribes must be met (MER in CAN).

As URANUS in AR squares the U.S. PLUTO in CAP and MERCURY retro in CAN in 2017 / 18 before the PLUTO Return in 2020 – 2022, this looks like:

Revolution catalyzing Transformation / Evolution.

Perhaps for the historic and essential core values to be regenerated (PLUTO in CAP transiting in the U.S. 2nd house, coming up to its return)? Let’s trust the regeneration of the Country can come from within the People so that it doesn’t have to be catalyzed through more radicalization, confrontation, and tumultuous turnover.

On that note: what’s with justice, fairness, equality, peace, and right relationships (to other countries and internally) – essential factors the country seems to have ‘signed up for’, to model to the world and be held accountable to (SATURN in LIBRA in the U.S. 10th house, presently squared by PLUTO in CAP, and transited by JUPITER in LIBRA)?!

Looots of tensions, friction, conflict, with all the square / opposition activations, in the 4 cardinal signs: ARIES (Emergence / What shows up? What’s new-now? Warriors); CANCER (Home, Belonging, Family, Tribe, People making a Country); LIBRA (Relationships, Justice, Peace); and CAP (Building Structures, Working with Resources, Responsible Leadership).

The current and emerging American Revolution (URANUS in AR on the U.S. CHIRON, squaring its PLUTO) and Evolution (PLUTO in CAP Return) is a supercharged mirror of what Humanity needs to transform, so that new consciousness can more fully emerge (URANUS in ARIES).

May the World be Blessed, in these ‘interesting times’!

 

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2016

 

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