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JUPITER goes over the ‘Integrity Point’ into CAP (Dec 2, 2019 – Dec 19, 2020): Working with Energy Optimally & for the Highest Good

24 Nov

Cosmic Greetings, dear Astro Friends!

Welcome to an epic feature!
Well, you got time to read & digest it I’d hope…


It deserves a solid

Overview of what you find below:

  • 2020 will be a Historic Year.

  • U.S. Election Year with JUPITER / PLUTO in CAP

  • JUPITER’s Move over the Integrity Point

  • Welcome to the CAP Lands!


  • Main Transits of / to / during JUPITER in CAP (Dec 2, 2019 – Dec 19, 2020)

  • JUPITER into CAP Astro Parlour on DEC 2

  • JUPITER in CAP – Historically, and Yours

  • JUPITER’s Transit in CAP in Your Chart & Life…


Capricorn the Mythological Sea Goat

Big & important news – which you probably already anticipate:

JUPITER will move over the ‘Integrity Point’ cusp from SAG to CAPRICORN on Dec 2, to magnify the Zodiac energy of the fish tailed Goat for a year and a bit (until Dec 19, 2020).  

What does that en-tail?

Well, as per JUPITER (and other V.I.P. – very important Planets – of 2020), a LOT.

Yet, CAP likes things simple & straightforward.
So here’s the general – and stunning – gist of the time line (CAP loves timing) upfront.


I dare to prognosticate:

2020 will be a Historic Year.

There are just TOO many significant astrological markers / alignments to ignore:

JUPITER, SATURN, and PLUTO – all 3 in CAP – will be the main activating Planetary Archetypes (PA’s) in 2020, indicating societal-collective closures, shifts, and new beginnings with the evolution that’s already going on. 
Yes, CAP even rules the factor / dimension of Time.

An Era is decaying, ending, collapsing (SATURN – PLUTO), to make room (JUPITER) for a new one.
As both JUPITER & SATURN will enter AQ and meet right at the first degree (0º28′) AQ in their ‘Great Conjunction’ (every 20 years) on Winter Solstice(!) 2020, the foundation for the AQ era of Collaboration in Community can be set.
Well – that’s the bright side / if all goes well. It can also turn into a system-over-people world.
Fair warning, says CAP. So that we heed the dangers, and live the energies from a higher vibe.


The JUPITER – SATURN – PLUTO alignments come in 4 steps,
starting already with the biggest and rarest one:


  • JAN 12
    The (much anticipated) SATURN – PLUTO conjunction (every 37 – 38 years, last time 1982/3) at the end of CAP.
    The dying shadow of the Old and unsustainable control structures / the evidence of what’s essentially destructive. The Old Empire expires. Its shadow is blatantly evident by now.
    Simultaneously, the seeds for rebuilding from Integrity & Soul Purpose are being planted.

    NO Planets retro by then. Things can move forward / along quite swiftly.
    Stay tuned for the special SATURN – PLUTO 2020 feature here on this channel – and other ones.


  • APR 4 (I) – again JUNE 29 (II) and NOV 12 (III)
    The triple JUPITER – PLUTO conjunction (every 13 years) at the end of CAP.
    Big Time (JUPITER) Power-to-Change (PLUTO).
    Knowing why Living from Integrity & Working with Energy for the Highest Good is SO important.
    Abuse of power / corruption / destructiveness of the Old Model can also become super obvious, to give even more motivation to live up to the new and simple vision.
    Again NO retro Planets early Apr at JUP & PLUTO’s meeting #1. 
    And yes, expect a special JUPITER – PLUTO 2020 feature.


  • MARCH 21 – JULY 1
    SATURN does a first ‘test run’ in AQ which it eventually enters (after essentially 3 years in its own sign CAP) on Dec 16, 2020 for the following 2 1/2 years. 
    SATURN on the CAP – AQ cusp in 2020 brings Responsibility of / in Society / Humanity (beyond the current SATURN-in-CAP notion to bring out our best, and build authority and self responsibility rather than depending on being governed by hierarchical & organizational structures of authority).
    It’ll be all about (next level) Collaboration in Community and Networks / Systems. Perhaps not easy but an important priority (SATURN).
    Yep, of course SATURN into AQ 2020 shall be a special feature too, in due time 🙂


  • DEC 17 – 21
    Another hugely important phase in 2020:
    JUPITER enters AQ and almost immediately meets with SATURN – on Winter Solstice!
    A 20-year socio-political-economical cycle (since May 2000 when they met in TAU) ends, and a new one starts on the 1st degree of AQ: Networks of Community / Humanity Collaboration.


It really IS rare to see so many significant alignments of slow moving Planets all in one sign (CAP), and all in one year.
JUPITER will be the magnifyer / amplifyer.


U.S. Election Year with JUPITER / PLUTO in CAP

It will be interesting (to put it mildly) to see how the Historic Year with so much CAP will be reflected in the U.S. elections on Nov 3, 2020 and the build-up year.


It could look like more conservatism IF people buy into fear / control / law & order, and look for a ‘strong leader’ (all rather low vibes / projections of JUP in CAP).

Yet the elections happen just before the 3rd of 3 JUPITER – PLUTO alignments of the year (on Nov 12) – Power-to-Change (PLUTO) and Integrity are prone to come into the picture Big Time (JUPITER).

At the end of JUPITER / SATURN in CAP it becomes obvious where too much CAP style government needs to end.
The ‘Great Conjunction’ of JU-SAT on Dec 21 closes a 20-year socio-economic cycle that started in 2000 in TAU. Next year, it’ll fall on the first degree of AQ – paradigm shifts and a new era are in the making…

The U.S. are also gearing up to have their first PLUTO Return in history!
On July 4, 1776, PLUTO was at 27º 33′ CAP where it’ll be again for the first time since
(in its 248-year cycle!) 2021 – 2023, before entering AQ in Jan 2024.
A deep historic change from the inside-out – back to the core essentials of the American Constitution? The American Evolution?!


JUPITER’s Move over the Integrity Point

Dec 2 is the Day:
JUPITER makes its yearly shift from one Zodiac energy to the next.

Jupiter and Earth – a matter of Perspective. Photo: Hubble Space Telescope (NASA)

Coming out of SAG (which JUPITER is associated with and where it’s been offering lifting, shifting, elevating, liberating perspectives since Nov 8, 2018) seems to be somewhat a hard act to follow.
Yet a necessary & natural next level.



While JUPITER is at Home in SAG where it ends its Journey in these days, it is traditionally ‘in Fall’ (most challenged) in CAP.
Without going into black-and-white / good-and-bad polarities / judgment (which in itself could be one of the issues of JUPITER in CAP, ha-ha), suffice to say, CAP isn’t per se a fun energy, rather hard working, pragmatic, persevering, and / or: Keeping things simple – so that there’s less to take on and worry about.

Reminds me of ZEN – a JUPITER-in-CAP Way of Being, if you will. 
Before, during, and after enlightenment, chop wood and carry water.

When JUPITER freshly in CAP almost immediately (on Dec 8) squares CHIRON in ARIES, the message is:
Start simple. And simply get started.
Could be a bumper sticker / fridge magnet.


Well, let’s honour the JUPITER in SAG year before the transition happens!

Hope like myself, you had an overall uplifting year of seeing, of finding your path and your truth, and a year full of reasons to be grateful for.
Even though, some of the experiences and seeing were linked with perhaps hard, and always grounding lessons & processes a la SATURN & PLUTO, both presently in CAP (esp. in Sept. / early Oct when stationary SATURN & PLUTO in CAP were squared by LIBRA Planets) – which helped restrain and channel the otherwise overly optimistic, idealistic, exuberant, and even excessive ‘anything goes’ / ‘it’s all good’ energy of JUPITER in SAG.
Overall, hope you can attest: There have been many occasions to appreciate the blessings and gifts (even and esp. the ones in disguise – seen with higher JUPITERian perspective)!

Both Planets JUPITER & SATURN in their respectively ruled signs in 2019, plus NEPTUNE in its ruled PISCES, plus these three Planetary Archetypes dancing with each other in triple alignments gave the year an overall theme of Spiritual Teachings, Gifts and Blessings – often via letting go.
Trust the Journey, trust in God, yet: tie up your Camel 🙂

Lots of epic Journeys I’ve been traveling on this year, outer and inner, and many wishes have been fulfilled, under JUPITER in SAG. Lots of new and shifted perspectives were given too.

I’m ever so grateful for the gifts and opportunities, for amazing reunions and encounters, for having been shown – and walked – my truth and freedom, and for feeling inspired, guided and protected.

Appreciating & honouring the gifts and blessings is the first part of the Solstice-y transition of JUPITER from SAG to CAP.
What are we doing with the gifts? How are we using them? 
How are we walking our talk, and leading by example?
How are we working respectfully and optimally with the Energy that’s given?

Leads us over to the CAP Lands….


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


Welcome to the CAP Lands!


The SAG – CAP cusp that JUPITER will cross is the Winter Solstice Point.
Which I also call the Integrity Point.
Rock-solid as a Mountain.

CAP is the hardest, most solid Earth sign, ruled by hard-core SATURN.
Horned goat – yet with a fish tail(?!) – capable of operating on land and in the waters?
I like the version of mythology where the mysterious fish goat is a symbol of attaining mastery
(the summit of the mountain that the goat has climbed) yet making the merits compassionately available to all, and swimming in the ocean of unity (the fish). 
Another expression of the integrity theme – whatever you attain, it ain’t just ‘yours’….

In the CAP season after Winter Solstice, beyond trusting the Return of the Light and cultivating the inner Heart Light (as per SAG), we conserve energy, and work with the actually Returning Light. Gradually, like climbing a mountain, the daylight minutes are getting longer, yet Winter has only just started.
CAP is very resourceful and doesn’t (can’t afford to) waste energy incl. time.
Everything useful has to be used – for the best purpose – to get through the Winter or make it on / up the Mountain.

Now, that’s the traditional world of CAP. 

In our ‘civilized’ and industrialized ‘post-modern’ world and era, working optimally with limited / finite Earth resources a la CAP has especially recently (since PLUTO has entered CAP in 2008) become a main issue – not only of the Zeitgeist / as a Renaissance but an intense matter of survival or extinction of many animal and plant species, and even of humanity (while some CAP elite are constructing elaborate survival ‘fortresses’ and ‘exit plans’ to Mars…). Sadly, a deadline threat in the most literal sense.

Well yeah, as we know, we’re in this dire situation now mainly since Earth’s resources have been squandered and greedily exploited (shadow of CAP) through disrespectful, extensive-intensive industrialism and CAPitalism fixated on quantitative consumerism ‘growth’  (incl. in-built obsolesce).

Worth checking out / revisiting the educational and motivational Story of Stuff (originated in 2007 – 12 years ago when JUPITER aligned with PLUTO end of SAG – what a story!) and its variants. “A fact-filled look at the underside of our production – consumption – waste patterns.” If it only had caused more change then already….!
Sadly, the collective consciousness & conscience has taken all this time to catch up.


Yet, it’s not JUST a matter of finite / scarce resources but of seeing and using perhaps unused and underestimated resources.
That’s where JUPITER in CAP can come in.

Integrity a la CAP means, to treat the Winter Solstice gift of the Returning Light, and the Christmas gifts with honour and respect, to use them well, not to ignore them, nor abuse them.
I.o.w., to see / treat / use / work / build with what’s provided here-now, for the Highest Good, and in a timely manner.


Inquiry / Inventory Questions for the Integrity Point Activation:

  • What have been the Gifts you received in the last year (and beyond)?
  • Which of your inner Gifts have you been shown / reminded of?
  • What would be the best way of doing something with them?
  • How can this implementation bring out your Best?
    Not to say it’s easy but can be very rewarding – a theme JUPITER in CAP just loves.
  • How can your Best serve the Greater Good?


  1. Make a Gifts & Resources Inventory.
    Do it. Always makes a huge difference to put things down on rather than just contemplating.
  2. Then let the Gifts & Resources show you (JUPITER) how they want to be used (CAP) to bring out your Best, and serve the Highest Good (CAP).
  3. Which one has priority (CAP)?
  4. Get started with the Implementation.
    Don’t wait until all these…. conditions are met (a CAP trap).

    CHIRON in early ARIES, squaring JUPITER in early CAP already on Dec 8 says:
    There’s good Medicine in getting started. Start with the most important one, and keep it simple for starters (CAP).



Wherever JUPITER travels – that area of the Zodiac gets enhanced and magnified.
With a tendency to get the bigger picture, and ‘make it better’.
Simple formula: It gets bigger so that it can get better.

JUPITER’s attributes are: “VERY…” and “SO MUCH…”.

In the CAP World that translates into:

  • SO evident now and more over the next year that – and why! – the Old Empire expires.

    A process that’s been obviously with us for a while now, and quite acutely since this year 2019, initially activated by the Partial Solar (Release) Eclipse in mid  CAP on Jan 5. 
    In this blog post you can read more about what I mean by ‘Old Empire’ – and you prob. resonate in your own ways with the theme. 

    There’ll be a second CAP Partial Solar (Release) Eclipse this year on Christmas Day Dec 25(!).
    Another ‘lights-off/on’ pointer showing where things come to an end to make room for the New.
    JUPITER in early CAP will be even aligned with the Eclipse New Moon, m
    aking things more evident (one of my already key words for JUP in CAP). As in: The end of a materialistic & greedy show-off Christmas.
    Being content with less.  Celebrating the true Spirit of the Season.

    To the left-above is the chart for that Eclipse with JUPITER – to give you the picture…
    More about the Eclipse New Moon of course in separate post closer to the date.


  • JUPITER in CAP is VERY serious and responsible.

    The Climate Strikes / School Walk-outs we’ve seen will ‘not go away’ and continue to call for action and implementation of restrictions to damaging & devastating effects on Nature and our Home Planet, and a responsible change of human behaviour and lifestyle.

    CAP New MOON / CHIRON / MERCURY retro born Greta Thunberg (* Jan 3, 2003) is such an ageless leader, and conscience of humanity, and a model of persistently standing the ground on behalf of something in essence simple and super important that needs to be taken seriously and addressed as a priority.

    She hit the PLUTO / SATURN in CAP Zeitgeist, and Youth around the World respect her more than the elected ‘Old Empire’ leaders.

    To the right you can see her chart – for 12 noon, since her birth time is not released.
    The SATURN-PLUTO almost-union 2019 has been on her MOON in CAP (the need to be respected and to have basic needs met, as in: the need for a future as an adult). It became a transpersonal and societal theme, and put her with the simple yet consistent and powerful message – from a young woman, childlike yet ageless – to a position where she and Youth her age have to be respected in their urgent call for action.
    SATURN – PLUTO in actual union on Jan 12, 2020, just after her 17th birthday, continue to powerfully activate her MOON, followed by JUPITER. 
    Working with energy optimally and for the Highest Good – the future of Life on Earth – is certainly what Greta and the Movement are all about.

    With JUPITER entering CAP the issue of how we work with resources gets even more magnified and bigger – so that the situation gets better! May it be SO.


  • The serious and heavy CAP energy can show up (Big Time even with JUPITER) as on-going uncaring, disrespectful, non-acknowledging, depressing / repressive experiences that make us shut down, become jaded, cynical, world weary and give up on showing up (“What’s the point?!”) since we feel ineffective.
    SO important to be aware of, tend to, and outgrow (JUPITER) those phenomena with JUPITER in CAP.

    Usually these CAP monsters show up when we’re isolated and / or too hard on ourselves.
    So important to not let ourselves go down that slope, and to practice the awareness: We’re not alone, and this is not all on us alone.
    AQ post-CAP brings networks and collaboration in – with the right people / in the right groups – an important theme for  JUPITER / SATURN in early AQ 2020 / 2021.


  • JUPITER in CAP is about Aging Well.
    This relates of course also to supporting Planet Earth to Age Well, to keep Life on Earth going and regenerative.
    What goes for the Earth Body also goes for our Human Earth Body.
    As in: Keeping things natural, balanced, and simple, and going with timeless lived wisdom.


  • CAP & the Elders
    CAP represents also accumulated life experience.
    Hence, JUPITER in SAG is about Honouring the Elders, and their wisdom-through-experience.

    Canada’s re-elected CAP born PM Justin Trudeau (* Dec 25, 1971) – to the left is his birth chart – will have a Solar Eclipse with JUPITER on his Christmas birthday this year – as he turns 48 and will come closer to his CHIRON Return.

    I.m.o., a pre-requisite for becoming PM / President would be to be post – CHIRON Return i.o.w. post 50 years old – unless you got a prominent CHIRON in your chart – like Greta does.

    Well, let’s envision and hope he and his elected Empire (the electoral system is another story…) will come around and live up to true Integrity when it comes to First Nations and otherwise.
    As an aside, J.T. has basically NO Water in his chart. His MARS is on the very last degree of PISCES, leaning over to its ruled ARIES and links to CHIRON / MOON there.

    No more broken promises / pipe(line) dreams and acquisitions.
    What does real Truth & Reconciliation – not from another governmental ‘higher position’ – mean?!

    The Elders, First Nations, stewards of the land and the Land (CAP) have to be honoured – and need to be in a position of counsel! – , damage has to be repaired, and no new damage done.


  • I say it again: JUPITER in CAP is about Honouring the Earth. 
    2020 will be a very Earthy year.
    What does honouring Mother / Planet Earth mean to you???
    The natural world is dying, and time (CAP) is of the essence.
    How can we do our share in timely improvement?
    How can we take the example of the young resourceful and persistent ones?
    Be resilient ourselves, and not give up even as the going gets tough?


  • Another key theme for JUPITER in CAP: Historic Perspective.
    As I said, 2020 will be a Historic Year.
    Yet / and nothing really IS a precedent. We can learn from history, apply and implement what had been already shown to us in the Past, or learn from ‘mistakes’ and not repeat damage.

    One example: The Berlin Wall having come down 30 years ago, Nov 9, 1989.

    New walls and fortresses on all levels (SATURN phenomena) are being built. Why?!!!
    What’s the real purpose? What does it have to do with fear / control? Locking people in or out… How can the real issue be addressed differently, with a better vision, and to really improve the situation (JUPITER)?

    A LOT could be said re: Historic Perspective from the astrological side.
    ust some examples here:

    * JUPITER cycles:
    JUPITER was the last time in CAP Dec 2007 – Jan 2009.

    Hmmm, first association is the U.S. depression in 2008.
    Learning from the rather recent history?!

    * A 20-year socio-economic JUPITER-SATURN cycle will close end of 2020.
    It started in 2000 with JUPITER-SATURN and MARS in TAURUS. Conservative & consumer oriented – with the notion of Earth Consciousness kicking in about half-way, as PLUTO entered CAP in 2008/9.
    The new cycle starts on the 1st degree of AQ:
    Co-creating new systems in / for / as Humanity.

    * SATURN-PLUTO in CAP (exact on Jan 12, 2020, witnessed and enhanced by JUPITER in CAP) will close a 38-year cycle that started in 1982/83 end of LIBRA.
    The transformation (PLUTO) of up to then solid societal structures (SATURN) landed in the ’80’s in:

    Culture and esp. relationships.
    Breakdown of old models, esp. of trad. marriage as an institution. What an increase since then in divorces and separation of couples who couldn’t be forced anymore to stay together. The end of PLUTO’nic shaming and denying / repressing of incompatibility and outgrowing of the purpose why they committed. Along with empowered equality of genders – extended in the last years to same sex marriage and LGBTQ rights and acknowledgment. Conscious uncoupling is a recent trend, at the end of this SAT- PLU cycle.

    How can that transformation and empowerment of equality in (any) relationship that has developed in this era be transferred onto CAP matters?
    While LIBRA represents a ‘horizontal’ balance CAP rules the ‘vertical dimension’, where structures of / and leadership will be subject to transformation and regenerated power.
    This much here…
    More about the epic, historic SATURN – PLUTO conjunction 2020 closer to the date. Stay tuned.

    RE: Historic Perspective, here are a few examples of public and (unfortunately TOO) influential figures born with hard core JUPITER in CAP:

    Adolf Hitler (MOON / JUPITER in CAP)
    Richard Nixon (MARS in SAG conj. MERCURY / JUPITER in CAP)
    Margaret Thatcher (JUPITER in CAP in T-square with PLUTO in CAN and a LIBRA Stellium).


  • So what’s then Working with Energy optimally & for the Highest Good?

    Voyager Man of Worlds – Achiever

    CAP is a Builder.
    Buuut, JUPITER says, we don’t want to see just more and higher building and less belonging
    – which has been such a trend over the last years.

    Building & buying as capitalist / investment moves have superseded the notion to make a home and belong.
    Building an Empire has become a highly desirable notion and worldwide ‘virus’.
    Big time ego driven materialism with a big shadow attached.

    Post-modern city dwellers in their self-sufficient life boxes / cubes (there’s even a car with that name), tablets, and screens. What does all this pile up to?
    And what’s the ‘next level’? 

    Well, it comes down to, and hopefully dawns on more of us this Christmas with the Eclipse New Moon what the true Spirit of Christmas & Solstice really is, and how to celebrate THAT.

    CAP is the builder & achiever in the Zodiac. 
    This year with JUPITER in CAP offers such an opportunity to build based on what we truly and deeply value – not just more CAP stuff, ‘productivity’, and time eating activities that take us away from what Life is really about…
    SATURN / PLUTO in CAP have been and continue to do their job at showing us what the unsustainable shadow is.
    Building from / for status and ego, and to contribute to the status quo of the old dominance & control model.
    Being opportunistic can be a temptation of JUPITER in CAP – doing things uber pragmatically, just because they promise success and recognition / being in the ‘establishment’, making your mark on the world or on the Moon.
    The means don’t justify the (even questionable) ends.
    What’s with basic (CAP) ethics (JUPITER)?

    Accomplishment & completion are high CAP values – yet, the work is ‘never done’… can we find fulfillment (JUPITER) in the doing of what’s in front of us?

    For JUPITER-in-CAP
    (the year, in us…) lots of fulfillment can come from work – yet: Is that an old / parental / societal conditioning that plays itself out conditionally (“I only feel happy when I get the work done” “Good boy / girl!”)?
    Time to outgrow it, with JUPITER in CAP, aided by SATURN / PLUTO.

    Working for & serving the highest good may be as ‘basic and simple’ (CAP) as tending to home & family, friends & community, nature and our fellow animal & plant Beings, helping those in need….

    Being guided by the Highest Good, going with less is more, being in Perfect Time Quality (Kairos vs Chronos – tied to the ‘quantity’ of Time) and going with Natural Law would be high vibrations of JUPITER in CAP.

    Rather than buying into fear / control based ultra conservatism which can certainly show up under JUPITER in CAP using that energy to uphold valuable traditions and honour what’s ancient, timeless, and has passed the tests of time.

    Supporting quality over quantity, and esp. freeing (JUPITER) up Time (CAP).


  • I might have mentioned it before in this epic post about JUPITER in CAP (ha-ha, obviously I wasn’t born with it, would have kept it more succinct & concise in that case):

    Support for Building for the Highest Good comes from:

    * Rather than being SO serious, seeing where too much CAP (fear, control, conditioning) can be opened up – and even laughed at. Humour comes with experience / age.
    * Being calm and on good terms with time.
    * Been there, done that! is the remedy for FOMO and greed for more.
    * Rather than purchasing more / the newest… realizing: “I already got (a version of) this that’s just fine, thank you, no thank you.” No need to waste money on another one and put the now considered ‘old’ one to waste. Understanding the system and freeing ourselves from its piles of stuff.
    * No need for perfection / even completion (aka self-control). Doing what we can, and letting ‘them’ / the Universe take it from there.
    * Rather than re-inventing the wheel, using what’s there, being resourceful, re-using, re-purposing.
    * Doing what WE’re best at, have FUN with, and are naturally resourceful at.

Okie, I better stop that list here, otherwise it gets SOOOOOO long, ha-ha!

If you were born with JUPITER in CAP (I put the years for JUPITER in CAP below) you prob. recognize the themes in your own life…


Vibrant & Happy Country Goat 


Main Transits of / to / during JUPITER in CAP (Dec 2, 2019 – Dec 19, 2020)


DEC 2, 2019
Building for the Highest Good.


DEC 8, 2019
JUPITER in CAP squares stationary / retro CHIRON in ARIES. 
CHIRON goes direct on Dec 12. Due to the turnaround, Dec will be also a CHIRON themed month.
Start simple.
And simply get started (with what matters & means most to you).


DEC 15, 2019
JUPITER in CAP in Earth Trine with URANUS retro in TAU.
Be resourceful, practically-experimental and innovative.
How can you free up time, be more fulfilled?
And how can we break from habits and attachments (in the name of ‘traditions’) and keep it simple and true to what matters?


DEC 25, 2019 – Christmas Day
CAP Christmas New Moon / Partial Solar (Release) Eclipse with the South Node, and JUPITER
The end of piling up more… no more buying into the conditioned Big Operation. Guilt-free opting out.
Space for what’s beyond that.


JAN 6, 2020 – Epiphany
JUPITER in CAP meets the Lunar South Node.
Yeah, too much already of the Old Empire ‘out there’ and in us – an epiphany perhaps.


JAN 12, 2020
SATURN meets & passes PLUTO end of CAP – a 37-38-year cycle.
The Old Empire Expires.


FEB 20, 2020
JUPITER in CAP in sextile with NEPTUNE in PISCES.
Doing what we can / are best at, and surrendering the rest.
Ethics & Blessings meet.


MARCH 20, 2020 – Day after Spring Equinox
MARS in CAP (exalted there) meets JUPITER.
MARS / JUPITER / PLUTO / SATURN will be close together end of CAP round Spring Equinox!

Pursuing and persevering with gusto what transforms the unsustainable, comes from Soul Power, and makes a real & lasting difference.


APR 4, 2020
JUPITER meets PLUTO (I), again on JUNE 29 (II) and on NOV 12 (III)
Big Time Power-to-Change.
Knowing why Building from Integrity & for the Highest Good is SO important.
Abuse of power / corruption / destructiveness of the Old Model can also become super obvious, to give even more motivation to live up to the new and simple vision.


MAY 14 – SEPT 12, 2020
JUPITER goes retro at 27º 14′ CAP (the U.S. PLUTO degree), back to 17º 24′ CAP.
Back to history and personal history – understanding the present challenges in the Light of ‘then’, learning from it, outgrowing it, implementing the change. Evolution happens.
May & September are (due to the turnarounds) JUPITER month.


DEC 16, 2020
JUPITER leaves CAP, and moves over the ‘Community Building Point’ / ‘Prometheus Point’ into AQ.
Better Together.


DEC 19, 2020
SATURN (after 3 years in CAP, and a transition year 2020) follows JUPITER into AQ.
Community & Humanity Matter.


DEC 21, 2020 – Winter Solstice
JUPITER meets SATURN on the AQ cusp – a 20-year cycle since May 2000 ends, and a new one begins.
Co-creating new systems in / for Humanity.


Hey – we’ll do this!
Putting it in here too – since you might miss it at the end of the blog post 🙂

JUPITER into CAPRICORN Astro Parlour on DEC 2 

YES – we shall meet, explore, and activate JUPITER’s move into CAP!


The very Day of JUPITER’s Transition over the ‘Integrity Point’ into CAPRICORN

3:33 – 5:33 PM PST – Afternoon Group
7:04 – 9:04 PM PST – Evening Group

Here’s the FB Event with all the info, incl. for registration.


JUPITER in CAP – Historically over the last Century, and Your JUPITER in CAP

Here’s a list of the years & months of JUPITER in CAP since 1924.
For historic reference, and to check whether you were or someone close to you was born with JUPITER in CAP.
For exact dates pls contact me to look into / set up your / their personal chart.

Dec 1924 – Jan 1926

Dec 1936 – Dec 1937

Nov 1948 – Apr 1949 & June – Nov 1949

March – June 1960 & Oct 1960 – March 1961 & Aug – Nov 1961

Feb – July 1972 & Oct 1972 – Feb 1973

Jan 1984 – Feb 1985

Jan 1996 – Jan 1997

Dec 2007 – Jan 2009

Dec 2019 – Dec 2020


JUPITER’s Transit in CAP in Your Chart & Life…

…can help your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planetary Archetypes in CAPRICORN and the area/s of life relating to the CAP House/s in your birth (and local!) chart/s to come out in their Best, enhance your Life, and Build for the Highest Good – with less effort.


…after a perhaps frustrating yet effective ‘clearing’ and phase of closures with SATURN in CAP over the last 2 years, and an even deeper purge via PLUTO in CAP since 2008.

We really have changed & matured so much in our CAP Houses since 2008 & 2018.  


1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

Mature, calm, reliable, resourceful & resilient. No energy waste.
More of those qualities please. Show up as the model of where the change lays.


2nd House:
Your Values. What you own, literally & metaphorically, incl. your Business

What gives you true rock-solid security?
Time to appreciate what you already have, and solidly standing in your values. Know your value/s and live by them – without judging others for not living up to them.


3rd House:
Your Environment & Relatives

SO conservative and judgmental… or: traditional and always there for one another, old fashioned / timeless reliability.
What has grown better with time between you and them deserves gratitude and is inspiring to others too. Live and let live. And take time to talk to people around you. It can make a difference in someone’s life you have no clue about. And inspire them to live it forward.


4th House:
Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

A rock-solid ancient world, affected by & writing history. Or just sooo old world / old empire,and you’ve become SO done with it?
Why are you called back to your roots? A dharma purpose awaiting you there? Appreciating the strength and resilience of the ancestors – they came through SO much! – , feeling their timeless support, while not doing things the hard way (anymore) – out of unconscious loyalty to their hardship… 
Receive their Soul support to BE the evolution!


5th House:
Your Creative, Playful, Inner Child and Lover

Play may indeed have priority this year (no need for permission, right?).
Create something important – one step / day at a time. Instead of being held back by judgment, turn to the wisdom of experience, and infuse your creativity with mature ‘grandma love’. And: Give your children space to grow as they mature, and appreciate every ‘season’ with them.  


6th House:
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

Taking on something serious & responsible (typically)?
Honour and appreciate yourself and the service you offer in a calm, knowing, experienced way.
Work upgrade coming? What would give you more time and freedom, and help them even more?
How about introducing a simple yet effective lifestyle routine that requires commitment and some time (well worth ‘spent’)? Your health and overall wellness will be a happy and freeing reward. Don’t be too hard on yourself, and appreciate the journey as much as the ‘progress’. 


7th House:
Your Partners & Significant Others

Mature and reliable ones may apply.
Enough frustrations, hardship, rejections, NO’s on their or your side. SO done with old patterns.
How has SATURN in CAP been your (at times perhaps tough) relationship coach, and PLUTO in CAP shown you that Power is always stronger than force? Love doesn’t equate / require hard work / no more need to prove anything or put up with abuse. Time to outgrow the old, and receive the gifts of mature and respectful togetherness that simply – works.  


8th House:
Your Involvement and Sharing with Others. Your Transformations

Serious processes you’ve been through, over the last years or even decade! 
Honour yourself for the change, and the place it has brought you to. Open up to even more change for the better, and opportunities to share resources with others as you cooperate on something powerful that can have lasting impact.


9th House:
What gives you Meaning. Your Wisdom, Inspiration, Path and Travels

You don’t take those lightly.
Serious lessons that turned into wisdom have shown up in the last 2 years. Which people, paths, places, and purpose are you reaching out to and are you met by now, with all your experience under your belt? A timely and well matured year to put yourself and your life experience out into the World.


10th House:
Your Purpose incl Career, Your Public Self

You challenge yourself, don’t you?!
Hope you haven’t been held back by fear and performance anxiety in the last years, or judged (yourself) unfairly (“Not ready / done yet”). Inspire the Public. Yes, because you lead by example and have accomplished something admirable. But also just because. Be out there where there’s quality. An upgrade is due.  


11th House:
Your Social Side – Engagement with Society, Groups and Friends

Top notch. Established. Or simply solid. And / or people who’ve been there, done that, and co-invest their time and energy into what matters most, at the end of the day.
Enjoy precious time together, and how you’ve seen each other mature over time. Inspired to build something together that society can benefit from?


12th House:
Your Transcendent and Spiritual Self and Union with All-that-Is.

Form & Formlessness. Ever interchanging and simultaneously present for you.
Time is a mystery / illusion. How have you experienced the evidence of it ‘lately’?
The Universe has your back, and you can rely on it – as you tie up your Camel. Take in the Cosmic Gifts and generously share them out – easy!    



Feeling called to explore your own Cosmic Map, and how it can guide you on your Earthly Journey?

Come over / let’s meet online, for Your private Astro session!


Or take me up on my upcoming Treat Time Offer (Dec 1 – 31):
Treat Yourself to an Astro session @ 22% off.
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2-for-1 Sessions with your Friend / Partner / Family Member available too!


Wishing You the Gifts of Rock-Solid Building for the Highest Good, with JUPITER in CAP!



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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 yourself in 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.

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



JUPITER into CAPRICORN Astro Parlour on DEC 2 
YES – we shall meet, explore, and activate JUPITER’s move into CAP!


The very Day of JUPITER’s Transition over the ‘Integrity Point’ into CAPRICORN

3:33 – 5:33 PM PST – Afternoon Group
7:04 – 9:04 PM PST – Evening Group

Here’s the FB Event with all the info, incl. for registration.


Eclipse Full MOON in CAP – CAN, with VEGA & SIRIUS (July 16 / 17): Transforming the Old – Being ONE Love!

15 Jul

Dear Star Being,

Feeling her in you?

What a Lunar Infusion coming up and already extending her effects for a while – over Spring and early Summer:

The Full MOON in CAP – CANCER tomorrow (2:38 pm PDT) will be a Partial Lunar Eclipse (not visible in the Americas but in effect everywhere on Planet Earth) AND also close to SATURN, PLUTO, and: VEGA the Harp Star – associated with Orpheus!

Here’s some beautiful mythology about VEGA.

It’s a Release Eclipse though…
Sounds like old Love Stories of loss, separation, and fear / control are ripe now to go through the ‘Underworld’ of PLUTO, to be transformed into shining our pure SoUlar Light from within.
We are the ONE Love! 


What does the Eclipse FULL MOON evoke?

BALANCE is a key theme, since it’s an opposition.
The Full Moon is the ‘Mother of Oppositions’, calling for balance & integration.
And this one comes with SO many other Planetary Archetypes, Nodes and the Stars VEGA & SIRIUS, all on the CANCER – CAPRICORN opposition axis.

The height of the Eclipse (which you can watch via the Time & Date telescopes if you can’t see the Red Moon directly) will be at 2:30 pm PDT tomorrow July 16.
The FULL MOON will be exact just 8 min later, at 2:38 pm PDT.

Take a look at the Star Map aka chart of the Eclipse:


The CANCER – CAPRICORN axis is very dominant in the Astro ‘Field’ – and lots of heavenly bodies are all wrapping around the Nodal Axis in CAP (Lunar South Node) – CAN (Lunar North Node). 


  • The Lunar North Node is with VENUS (their yearly union is on July 17), and the SUN in CANCER, close to SIRIUS – plus even MERCURY retro will sneak back into CANCER, on July 19.


  • And the Lunar South Node in CAP connects this Spring / Summer with SATURN retro which is this year close to VEGA , and with PLUTO retro close-by (SATURN / PLUTO have been stationary and travelling near each other all Spring. In the Summer their ‘lock’ is loosening. Their exact union will be Jan 12, 2020 – only every about 38-years! Now that already looks quite heavy, rocky, unmoving. Buuuut…
    SATURN – PLUTO constitute together a cycle of societal structural breakdown, purging of the shadow, and rebuilding from the core / basics. Their last unions were in 1947 in LEO and 1982 in late LIBRA.
    The present one 2019 / 2020 in late CAP also approaches PLUTO in the U.S. Independence chart. The U.S. will have their first PLUTO Return(!!!) since 1776 in the years 2020 – 2023. Full circle from establishing a new nation while breaking away from the British Empire (Britain is ruled by CAP, can’t you tell?)… The American Empire is revealing its shadows – to transform. We, the People….?
    The FULL MOON – partially eclipsed by the Earth Shadow – will be next to PLUTO retro in late CAP. The MOON / PLUTO union will be tomorrow July 16 at 10:16 am PDT, only about 4 hrs before the Eclipse / Full MOON at 2:30 / 2:38 pm PDT!


As Eclipses always do, this Partial Lunar Eclipse Full Moon accentuates the Karmic Nodes.
Which are since Nov 2018 until June 2020 in CAP (South Node, releasing of its Shadow) – Let the Old Empire Expire – esp. since the
 Partial Solar Release Eclipse in CAP on Jan 5 – CANCER (North Node – embracing its Light) – Finding Home, and, with the Total Solar ‘Seed’ Eclipse in CAN next to Sirius on July 2: Initiation into Liberation.

The Nodes in the CAP – CAN: Because we Care…


The exact SoLunar polarity from Earth perspective is calling for Balance & Integration.

And, there’s significance to the fact that the Earth is casting a Shadow on the Moon.

BALANCE of what?

The CAP – CAN axis is about safety and security issues.
To tending to feelings and needs (CAN), while getting along with less, and working with resources in a timely manner (CAP).

How can we create a balanced relationship between these apparently opposing orientations?

  • CAN:
    Gentleness, compassion, nurturing our own and others’ needs, family, tribe, finding belonging, going with rhythms and cycles, protecting Nature and our loved and little ones with loving care.
  • CAP:
    Being mature and in integrity, taking on leadership / leading by example, working with priorities, resiliently, respectfully, using time and resources well.


The two sides of the equation don’t have to be a dilemma but can synergistically cooperate.

SATURN in CAP asks us to take responsibility for our part in humanity whose greedy power (PLUTO) and control / authority (SATURN) structures have been exploiting and abusing Mother Earth (shadow of CAP) and her human, animal, and plant Beings that need protection and care (CANCER).
To have boundaries, disengage from this shadow wherever we can, and to Be the Change and the Ones (of the more and more) who Care. What matters is consistency and leading by example, rather than judging and blaming. Makes us feel better and more empowered too…

‘Just’ resisting and blaming external authority and power structures (SATURN / PLUTO) is not the way forward. It still feeds their energy field by giving them attention, acknowledges them energetically, and basically responds / reacts in an adolescent manner (SATURN retro).
How about taking responsibility, claiming self-authority (SATURN retro), and ‘outgrowing’ them, by co-building new and better, more compassionate and humane structures that take care of needs more directly and on an equal level, rather than the old fossilized top-down institutionalized world?!



How can the Full MOON / PLE highlighting the CAP – CANCER axis affect and inspire us personally?

  • Where / in what ways can we receive nurturing, satisfaction, and reward from being creative and resourceful and through working with what’s already available to you (CAP), rather than buying from / into the system that makes it convenient to consume (and promises status a la CAP) – but at what price?! 
    Here’s to ‘grass roots’ gardening, cooking, and to (re-?)learning / applying traditional home / building / repair skills!
    Let’s consume less.
    And have more time to play & create more!
  • Where-else can we respond to what’s sold to us by: “Thank you, I (already) got this.”, and be content with less? A la Refuse – Reuse – Repurpose – Recycle
  • Which wasteful (time, energy, resources) habits can we get out of, and establish higher vibrational ones that are more deeply satisfying?
  • How can we take more time doing what we’re best at?
  • Play and creative fun beat the heavy CAP vibes of ‘no time for that’…
    Maybe ‘even’ shifting the conditioned paradigm (SATURN in CAP) to: Play first, work later.
    Works great for me these days / months since the Nodes are in CAP – CAN.
    Play puts me in an inspired and relaxed work mode, plus I get to see that ‘work’ and clients come to me not because I work so hard but because they love me and love what I offer, and how it affects them. And everything works so much more smoothly – and playfully – with resonance and connection 🙂


If your birthday is between July 10 and 20, or your MOON, AC, or Planets are in late CANCER, CAPRICORN yet also late ARIES and LIBRA, here are some questions to inquire, or do a ceremony around: 

  • How can your needs be met, and your life be sustainable, in the context of the structures you are living in?

  • Do you need to make foundational changes? In the areas of life relating to (esp.) CAP / (yet also) CANCER in your chart (Houses)?
  • Do you need to downsize, to drop excess ‘weight’ (incl the weight of responsibility to manage what you got), to make life simpler, and have all that you need – plus more time?!

  • Is the structure / system you’ve been in changing?
  • What would be the smartest way of resourcefully adapting (late CAP has a VIRGO undertone) in a way that nurtures you, resonates with you, and puts you at ease (late CANCER has a PISCES undertone)?


CANCER – CAPRICORN is the axis of Family / Tribe and Elders / Leaders.

  • How can important themes round home, family, belonging, safety, emotional needs, and on the other hand (is it a dilemma?) building of sustaining structures, responsibly working with time and resources, self-sustainability, and ‘s-aging well’ be reconciled?
  • In a time where nuclear and extended families in the traditional sense seem to lose their cohesiveness (or will there be a renaissance?) – what’s your world of home and family transforming into? Where and what is your family and home, in essence? Where is your tribe?
  • Who are the Elders and leaders you turn to for guidance? Who are your Spirit Elders?
    Your inner Elder might be waiting to connect with you.


I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing Light of your own Being ~ Hafiz

The SUN in CANCER, activated by the Total Solar Eclipse ‘light switch’ on July 2 is about Liberation with Love (SIRIUS – VENUS) – to radiate from our self-nurturing Light which IS our Home.

Leading by example (SATURN in CAP) is then natural – with our radiant Beingness we can inspire and ‘give permission’ to others to do / BE that too.


Which other Planetary Archetypes are in the Cosmic ‘Field’ / ‘Weather’?

JUPITER retro in its most natural expression of SAG this year makes it easier to access heart-full inspiration, to see how love & gratitude elevate vibrations, and to have trust in the abundant Universe – while SATURN in CAP notoriously gravitates to seriousness & scarcity.
So – find the YES of your Heart Path, with JUPITER in SAG!
Let go of anything sticky you got hooked on, and connect in the ONE – says JUPITER triple-square with NEPTUNE in PISCES this year (was Jan and June, again Sept 21).
Move forward with confidence and lovingly a la MARS in LEO trine JUPITER in SAG (exact July 25).

CHIRON in early ARIES is this month a stationary focus as the Centaur Archetype went retro on July 8 (until Dec 12). Calling us to heal old / early wounds, and find the Inner Medicine of being authentic.
CHIRON gets a boost from MERCURY retro / MARS in early LEO these days – Roar, and show who you are!
Not based on old stories but naturally-so in the NOW.

URANUS in early TAU is just coming out of a square from MERCURY retro / MARS in early LEO (first half of July) – maybe impulsive roaring recently (was it a territorial / ownership thing?) didn’t get you what you / your ego wanted. Back on the board of life’s game to find love, attention and affection from within first…
When MERCURY post-retro in LEO squares URANUS again on Aug 16 we hopefully came through a lot mentally, to get to really expressing from embodied freedom and and natural radiance.


Wishing you from my Heart a soulful and regenerative Partial Lunar Eclipse Full Moon!


Check out the Astro Experiences & Creations in the next while – cooked up with Love: 

  • Astro~Archetypes Summer Immersion, starts AUG 1, right after the LEO New Moon!
  • Medicine Horses & Astrology Gathering @ Chiron Medicine Horses in Coombs BC in early / mid August, date tbc – stay tuned for a FB event page. Here’s a link to the one from last year.
  • EmBody Astrology in Nature wants to be created and shared again in August. Here’s a link to the recent meeting on July 11 as a model.
  • Jupiter Journaling Journey, planned for August / Sept too –
    I keep you posted on my FB page.

You’re welcome to join us!


© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger




Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your Inner ‘COSMIC COMPASS’.

My Invitation

Would you like to tune into the astrological transits of the Summer, in your own chart and life?
Come on over in Victoria / come on in online via zoom to a customized Astro session.
If your birthday is coming up you get 10% discount in your bday week.
An Astro birthday session is a great self-gifting that many clients treat themselves to.

Maybe it’s time to fully benefit from a 3- or 5- sessions coaching sequence?
Very much apropos SATURN / PLUTO in CAP – assisting you to bring out Your Best through transformation, and ‘uplevelling’ of your experience and expression.

Just email me (licht@islandnet.com) if you’d like to discuss options.


August is the anniversary month of the start of my Astrology practice in 2000 – 19 years ago!
Celebrating with you with the annual Client Appreciation Month Offer – the longer you’ve been my client the higher the discount – from 11 – 33% – for private sessions. Come on over, for a tune-up!


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AQUARIUS New Moon on Feb 4 – Freedom for New Light!

2 Feb

Dear Astro~News Reader,

Uranus Rules Aquarius – Painting by Johfra Bosschart

The Days are getting longer, and the Light is coming in stronger…
AQUARUS brings Light, Prana, and fresh AIR.

And as the 2nd NEW MOON after WINTER SOLSTICE, the AQ NEW MOON also heralds the CHINESE NEW YEAR – the day after, on FEB 5 (see special CNY feature) –

When’s the AQ New MOON?
At 1:04 pm PST on FEB 4.
Nice date-time alignment 🙂

The AQ New MOON links up with MERCURY / LILITH, both also in AQ, and both being met by the MOON on that day too – see chart image below.
What does it mean to be in your ‘wild and free Nature’?
A wildly refreshing and liberating energy… like taking in new Prana and fresh AIR that connects us all…
…post the ‘rocky’ and heavy CAP vibes over weeks – which also showed
(via SATURN / PLUTO / South Node) where things are indeed ‘expiring’.


Voila – the Cosmic Map for the AQ NEW MOON

Quite striking:

A whole line-up of Planets, embracing the SUN & MOON union, are concentrated in the Zodiac Field from mid-SAG to end of ARIES – within 140° – with the North Node end of CANCER counter-balancing so much Winter-to-early Spring energy.
A planetary pattern called a ‘Basket’, with the NN being the basket ‘handle’.

And it’s quite unusual (very Aquarian in that sense) that presently there are 4 PLANETS in their own ruled ZODIAC signs:

MARS in ARIES (until Feb 14)
JUPITER in SAG (until Dec 2)
SATURN in CAP (until Dec 17, 2020)
NEPTUNE in PISCES (until 2026).

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

All in all, cosmic energy can move and expresses purely – facilitating accelerated shifts and evolution.

So, let’s see what’s in the ‘New MOON Basket’, and how to pick it up, via the NN in CANCER:


  • Starting with JUPITER in mid / towards end of its own ruled sign SAG (where it travels and inspires us this year (precisely Nov 8, 2018 – Dec 2, 2019).
    JUPITER is just coming out of its 1st (of 3 in 2019) square with NEPTUNE, these years 2012 – 2026 also in its own sign PISCES (their square was exact on Jan 13, and comes back in June and Sept).
    Being in a spirit of gratitude and abundance elevates our vibration, lightens us up, and brings us into flow and connectedness. Coming from the Heart and following its call, and sharing our Gifts with the World attracts synchronicities and ‘miracles’. 


  • Next up: VENUS, freshly in CAP (Feb 3 – March 1), on the ‘Integrity Point’ – a magnet to attract what’s ‘real’ and in integrity / really works for us, while ‘in the meantime’ it’s also a ‘match’ & mirror for where we’re at, with our self value and self love.
    With VENUS in CAP, on her way to meet SATURN, on Feb 18, just the day before the Full Moon, we might feel called to make a timely & important commitment – in the area of life related to mid-CAP in our charts. And what’s done and complete (even though you used to love it)?


  • Then, SATURN, solidly anchored in mid-CAP (also the sign it rules, and checks in on these years, Dec 2017 – Dec 2020) – in sextile with NEPTUNE in its own oceanic Piscean realm (the 1st of 3 alignments between them this year was exact just on Jan 31, again in June and Nov).
    Time to stand in who we are, let go of old patterns, esp. revolving around judgment, resistance, and doing things ‘the hard way’. 
    A good combo between dreams, visions, and realism / manifestation.
    What does it take to make your dreams come true? Chances are, being in flow and synch with the Universe (PI) and in receiving mode has to do with it. 🙂 Doesn’t mean we have to say YES to everything that comes our way. SATURN helps us with being clear about what works for us, and NEPTUNE in PI to let go of the rest – with Love.


  • SATURN is also approaching PLUTO this year – closest in Apr / May at 20 – 23° CAP, when both are stationary, as they go from direct to retro, PLUTO on Apr 24 and SATURN on Apr 29.
    Next year, on Jan 12, 2020, the rare (every 38 years) conjunction will be exact. It closes a cycle of societal structural breakdown, purging of its shadow, and rebuilding from the core / basics.
    The SATURN – PLUTO conjunction will be almost exact on the U.S. PLUTO (plus, the country has its 1st PLUTO Return at 27°33′ CAP in 2021-23- every 248 years only – speaking of regeneration from its core and soul!).


  • The Lunar South Node in late CAP is (while moving retro) soon lining up with PLUTO (exact on March 29) and with SATURN (in effect all the way from mid-May until end of Sept!).
    One of the main themes this year, and has been already activated with the CAP New Moon Partial Solar Release Eclipse on Jan 5 / 6 (“Let the Old Empire Expire.”).
    It’ll come back into the picture big time with the CAN NM / Total Solar ‘Seed’ Eclipse opposite SATURN / SN / PLUTO, on July 2, and with the CAP / CAN FM / Partial Lunar ‘Release’ Eclipse on July 16.

    All pointing to the end of a CAPricornian era of hierarchical top-down structures / control systems that are anachronistic, abusive, and destructive for all life forms.
    And the seed of a New World of caring and compassion – catalyzed by the North Node in CANCER phase (Nov 2018 – June 2020) – “Because we Care.”


  • Gentleness, Caring, and Compassion while making sure to fill our own cup too are themes of the North Node in CAN Basket Handle.
    It can help us ‘pick up’ the ‘basket’ of critical themes presented at this time, collectively, and in our personal world, and show up for what’s our ‘assignment’ – yet not to pick up what’s not ours to carry
    (SN and Planets in CAP).


  • Then, quite centrally in the Cosmic Basket:
    The AQ New MOON and MERCURY / LILITH – New Light & Freedom, and Freedom for New Light!
    Mid-AQ where the New MOON will be is double AQ:
    Fixed energy concentrates there, with the theme of Humanity consciously cooperating.


Let’s see which hints the
SABIAN SYMBOL for the New MOON offers.
The NEW MOON will be at 15°45 AQ.



KEYNOTE: The ability to organize the many aspects of an enterprise involving a large group of human beings.

A great deal of what is glowingly written about the Aquarian Age is probably sheer glamour. The New Age should be one in which humanity learns to use the power generated by human togetherness and group interplay — that is, to use it harmoniously for the welfare of the whole of which all individuals are parts, humanity and Planet Earth. This has never been achieved and only very rarely attempted. Mankind today must make a thorough and irresistible attempt, or be nearly destroyed — except for a creative “remnant” of seed-persons who would have to begin again from new foundations. In the field of big business, of huge war undertakings (like the Normandy landing in World War II) or of major national efforts (like the Moon landings) great results have been achieved, but the motive and the quality of the human interrelationships involved were neither of permanent significance nor invested with a truly harmonic quality. The character of the techniques used were totally unsatisfactory from a “human” point of view. Nevertheless there is much to learn from modern large-scale management and systems analysis, even in terms of personal endeavors of very limited scope.

This is the first stage in the sixty-fourth five-fold sub-cycle. It introduces the concept of management which is basic at this period of the cyclic life process which the zodiac symbolizes, yet which needs to be totally reevaluated if mankind is to actualize the spiritual potentialities implied in the evolutionary transformation just ahead. ORGANATION should be the Keyword, rather than mere “organization”; for humanity now can and should realize that it is indeed an ‘organism’.”


Please note:
Eminent astrologer Dane Rudhyar wrote this interpretation of the Sabian Symbols in 1973 – 46 years ago, hence the language carries a somewhat antiquated tone yet the themes are timeless.

And this one is even very timely, given the urgency for Humanity (beyond our political representatives) to co-avert a climate catastrophe, and co-create a livable, cleaner, greener, lighter, freer and socially just and responsible future.
How can this immense undertaking be possible and coordinated?
Perhaps the initiatory challenge to even enter the Aquarian Age.

This AQ New MOON is signaling us:
A Seed is planted. We need to co-intend, co-envision (JUPITER-NEPTUNE help with this), and concretely tend it (says SATURN) – together.
And – with the Lunar North Node in CANCER:
Prioritizing human need over corporate greed, and tending to the needs of our fellow animal and plant Beings – so that a peaceful Future together is possible where the next 7 generations and beyond can thrive, on Planet Earth.


  • MERCURY – exalted / best positioned in AQ aligning with LILITH in AQ on the DAY of the New MOON (an only once-a-year happening) is also quite striking.
    The Voice of Freedom, from our ‘wild’ and Natural Self.


  • More ‘New MOON Basket’ Goodies:
    NEPTUNE in PI – yes, triple-squared by JUPITER & triple-sextiled by SATURN this year –
    All about Unity, Connection, Oneness Consciousness – which is also the ‘like-heals-like’ Medicine for overwhelm and feeling lost.
    Speaking of Medicine, Cosmic Medicine Wo/man CHIRON is now in its very last DAYS in PISCES (since 2010).
    On Feb 18, it will cross over the ‘Emergence Point’ into ARIES, for the next 8 years, until Apr 14, 2027 – The Medicine of Being Authentically YOU.
    CHIRON already ‘tried on’ AR last year, Apr – Sept.

    So yeah, coming out of our Piscean slumber of collective consciousness might be scary yet
    hugely liberating, and the Medicine the World needs now.


  • In ARIES, MARS the Warrior enlivens and kicks us into action these days (since Dec 31 actually) – and we’re coming up to the Grand Finale for MARS in AR:
    MARS in AR conj. URANUS (every 2 years only) on Feb 12.
    Liberation and breakthroughs across the board. Revolutionary energy. 
    Can easily turn into societal / political protests and riots. Hopefully, instead of a re-active a pro-active and innovative direction is being taken.
    Birth the New Self!


So there we have it – a Cosmic Basket of Archetype activation!
My we pick up what’s ours, with / for LOVE… and: Because we Care.

And, as mentioned – worth saying it again:
NO Planets are presently retro – until March 5, when MERCURY goes retro, on the day before the PI NEW MOON. We’re in a phase where things can and want to move forward – into the NEW.



By the way, I’m being asked quite often, and you might wonder too:

Is the AQUARIUS AGE already here?
Or when does it start?

No clear-cut ‘scientifically correct’ answer for this – very Aquarian.
Yes, according to astronomical calculations the AQ Age starts when the Spring Equinox point will move (always backwards, and very, very gradually) out of PISCES and into AQ – apparently in the year 2597 – faaaar ahead.

But for one thing, there are ‘overlaps’ in the constellations.
And there are other indications, besides the ‘mere’ calculations.

Over the last 20 years, we’ve seen a ‘preview’ of what the AQ Age could be about:

  • URANUS and NEPTUNE were united in AQ in the late 1990’s – they have 84- and 165-year cycle, and a conjunction in AQ is super rare.
    What happened then?
    Personal computers became accessible for everyone, and the Internet took off, and changed our social, communicative, and work world forever. In the meantime, the Internet is omnipresent, in any area of life, and continuously being developed! 
  • PLUTO (with its 248-year cycle) will go into AQ in 2023 / 24.
    There’s a big time AQ Evolution coming up. 

    Looks like Humanity really needs to and can cooperate much more than ever.
    Since things get intense and extreme with PLUTO, we can also see a lot of alienation and encapsulation, loneliness, social awkwardness, and other side effects of the technological self-sufficiency…
    Endeavours of replacing humans with robots will increase, and perhaps a massive ‘Space Age’ will break out, with settlements on other Planets, if Earth becomes uninhabitable – whoooaah!

Let’s already / any time co-create with the AQ energy, be innovative (URANUS / Prometheus, the AQ related Planetary Archetype loves that), connect with like-spirited others in integrity, and cooperate in Circles and Community into the future, a future ON Planet Earth, I’d propose.


Blessings for the AQ Times!
Needless to say (I do it anyway):

Astrology is an Aquarian Art.


© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger





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