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Guru Purnima Full Moon Blessings – with the Astro ‘Gurus’ Jupiter & Saturn!

6 Jul

There’s a lot to the upcoming CAP – CAN Full Moon – exact on Saturday July 8 at 9:07 pm PDT!

Yet, it can be summed up in simple ways (CAP likes that!) – Guru Purnima leads the way!

The Full Moon comes with Sirius the ‘Dog Star’ / Scorcher (which is presently at 14°19′ CAN), next to the SUN / MARS, and with Vega the ‘Harp Star’ (which is presently at 15°34′ CAP), next to the MOON / PLUTO.
Two major Fixed Stars – with beautiful yet also dramatic ‘star love lore’ are involved in the already Full Moon ‘Power House’.
And: the Full Moon axis is squared by super-charger JUPITER.

Here is the Sirius / Vega enhanced Full Moon Chart – whoaaa!

CAP - CAN FM 2017 Sirius Vega


Here on the West Coast, the Full Moon will be exact at Moonrise / Sunset!

Clearly, this Full Moon gets our attention, and has us process lots of inner, old, ancestral, ancient ‘stuff’ (PLUTO next to the MOON in CAP).


Pluto Heart

Pluto Reveals… One of the first pictures New Horizons transmitted from the close fly-by in July 201


And it’ll be also in the centre of CAN – CAP (which has a ‘fixed’ SCO – TAU ‘undertone’ – the ‘axis of the Buddha’.

A friend sent me a Ram Das article today – so synchronistic.

Here ‘s a related one that’s even more pertinent. RD nails it. SO apropos full-ON CAP Moon with Pluto:

  • What’s our job when people ‘are difficult’?
  • How do our emotions and needs (like for them to love and appreciate us) have power over us, pull you into the drama and out of equanimity?
  • What needs to deepen to change this?
  • A heavy curriculum… (a la CAP)… yet lightened and transformed in the Heart.

I get it, and have been there with family and other ‘karmic partners’…

This Full Moon also helps us connect with ‘Ancient Essence’ – the essence of the Ancestors (PLUTO in CAP with the MOON). Biological Ancestors, ancient Teachers, Ancestors of the Land…
Maybe their Spirit is speaking to us…


In Hindu and Buddhist tradition the Full Moon in July is the Guru Purnima / Guru Puja, dedicated to the inner and outer Guru.


Ganesh is being invoked at the onset of a journey.

We could all use some Ganesh energy nowadays / -years…
SATURN (ruler of the Full Moon sign CAP) is presently in SAG (Sept 2015 – Winter Solstice 2017) where karmic challenges for ‘the journey’ / the path arise – only to teach us what our inner blocks and old beliefs are…

Dense stuff, perhaps. Heavy curriculum?
May the Inner Teacher and light bringer show the way!



“Ohhh, I don’t have a Guru, nor do I want one!” is what one might hear from us Westerners…

GU-RU means ‘simply’ “From Darkness to Light” – one who removes darkness and brings light. 

“Guru Purnima is celebrated on the day of the year when the Sun is closest to the Earth and the Full Moon reflects the brightest light. It is a holy day, and an especially beneficial time to make fresh resolves for spiritual growth.

Because the energies of the Sun and Moon are both at their peak, our subtle energy channels are unusually open and receptive to absorb spiritual energy. Practices done or begun on this day will bring growth and auspiciousness in the life of the disciple.

Through sadhana (spiritual practice) and by following the Guru’s teachings, devotees can purify the mind to reflect the Atman, just as the Moon reflects the brightness of the Sun.

Traditionally, Guru Purnima is an auspicious time to begin four months of spiritual practice. Beginning at this time allows us to make great spiritual progress more quickly.”


Never too early, never too late, for spiritual practice, and connection with the inner guru / teacher / mentor / light bringer, I’d say.

Time (ruled by CAP) in fact can be suspended, stretched, and can dissolve and ‘disappear’ in immersion with what IS  (PLUTO points us to ‘that’). The guru is a bridge into vastness, spaciousness, and freedom.


In Astrology, the ‘Guru’ is associated with the Archetypes of JUPITER, the mentor, and SATURN, the teacher.


Jupiter & Earth

Presently, JUPITER is in mid LIBRA, T-squaring the Full Moon axis(!):

As mentioned above:
What ‘kicks us out of balance’ (esp. in relationships with loved ones and not-so-loved ones)?
What’s the emotional charge – CAN – and what’s the need for acknowledgment, control that turns into judgment – CAP – ?
What brings us into inner Peace, regardless?

How about developing a good relationship (LIBRA) with spiritual practice?
Once we SEE the benefits (JUPITER) it’s clearly a wise choice (LI).


Saturn & Earth

SATURN is also very potent at this Guru Puja time, since it is now almost stationary (during August), and will go from retro (since Apr 6) to direct / forward on Aug 25.

As we step out of the ‘path’ of limiting Karma and ‘Obstacles’, we SEE more clearly, and move forward with transformed understanding and strength.


Under PLUTO in SATURN ruled CAP (2008 – 2023), and NEPTUNE & CHIRON in PISCES (since 2011 / 2012, until 2018 / 2026) so many traditional spiritual teachings and practices  have massively reached the Western, modern cultures and become ‘mainstream’.

Different accesses and avenues for everyone, yet light is always light.


Aummmm! Namaste!

The Light in me honours the Light in you!


© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger





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CAPRICORN – CANCER Full Moon, with Sirius and Vega – ‘Birthday Gift’ for Canada and the U.S.?

2 Jul

CAP – CAN Full Moon on July 1, with Mars, Pluto, Sirius, and Vega  ‘Birthday Gift’ for Canada and the U.S.?

What a Full Moon coming up!

Exactly today July 1 at 7:20 pm PDT.

CAP - CAN FM 2015

Can you feel it?

Not only will it be a Full Moon on the CANCER (ruled by the Moon) – CAPRICORN (where the Moon is in ‘exile’ – furthest away from its Cancer ‘home’) axis, but also with Pluto retro next to the CAP Moon (the Moon will pass Pluto 7 ½ hrs after the Full Moon, on July 2 at 2:56 am PDT), and with Mars very close to the Sun, both in CAN.

And Mars squares the Lunar Nodes (North Node in LI, South Node in AR which is ruled by Mars).

Lots going on here – these are just the highlights.

BALANCE is a key theme, for every opposition (and the Full Moon is the ‘Mother of Oppositions’), and with the LIBRA North Node.

Balance of what?

The CAP – CAN axis brings up safety and security issues, and dilemmas between feelings and needs, and working with resources in a timely manner.

How can we strike a balance between these two opposing – but complementary – orientations?

  • CAN: activating gentleness, pro-actively nurturing our own needs, family, tribe, belonging, going with rhythms and cycles, and protecting nature and our loved and little ones with loving care (Mars in CAN is quite a ‘Mama Bear’ energy).
  • CAP: 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 cooperate.


How is that relevant for you?

The Full Moon highlights the CAP – CAN axis, with Moon and Sun.

Esp. if your birthday is between July 1 and 6, and the days around those days:

  • 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 CAP / CAN in your chart? 
  • Do you need to downsize, to keep life simpler, and have all that you need – plus more time? 
  • Is the structure / the system you have been in changing?

The dynamic plays itself out in a deeper way when the CAN Sun opposes exactly Pluto retro in CAP – this year on July 6:

It 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?) long term building of sustaining structures, responsible 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 is the 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.



Out in the countryside, on the trails of the Elders Photo by Melanie, June 2015


More potent transits are coming up, in the polarity / complementary axis of CAN and CAP, building up to the CAN New Moon on July 15 (Mercury and Mars, close to the CAN New Moon, will also oppose Pluto retro).

There’s a lot of tension in the first half of July – which can be a good challenge for empowerment from within.

And back to the collective impact: The not-so-new questions:

How can our Human Family on our Home Planet (CAN) and the bigger structures cooperate in partnership to sustain, or at least minimize damage for, Life-on-Earth (CAP)?

How can our caring (CAN) and responsible (CAP) nature help build just and peaceful structures (LI / CAP) for the children of the world (CAN)?

Planet Earth Americas

Makes me think of the upcoming U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris (Nov 30 – Dec 11). 

“According to the organizing committee, the objective of the 2015 conference is to achieve, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, a binding and universal agreement on climate, from all nations of the world.”

May it be effective for sustaining our beautiful planet.

Clearly, the Full Moon on July 1 affects Canada (* July 1, 1867) and the U.S.A. (* July 4, 1776).

Here’s the chart of Canada, with the Full Moon transits:


Canada July 1, 2015

The Full Moon is almost exactly on Canada’s IC with its CAN Sun / Uranus – CAP MC axis.

What does that mean?

Canada is called to be a model of maturity and integrity (CAP) to the world (MC), in other words, needs to ‘grow up’ and get its act together – which is super timely, given PLUTO’s influence in Canada’s 10th house now, since 2011 / 2012 (which was also when Canada had the exact opposition by Pluto to its Sun / Uranus in CAN) – for the first time in Canada’s history (Pluto has a 248 year cycle).

PLUTO brings out the shadow, so that transformation from the core can / must happen. It’s the ‘destroyer – rebuilder’ Archetype.

The CAP shadow has indeed shown its ugly face in the last years in this country, with leadership not in integrity with what the people need and what sustains nature, an adherence to big / global corporate agenda of hierarchical control and dominance, and disrespect / abuse of natural resources and even indigenous rights.

This Full Moon on Canada’s ‘birthday’, with the federal elections coming up in Oct could bring the change – from the core and soul (also: Pluto) of the country, and from its people (represented for a country by the Moon – which will be at the birthday Full Moon with Pluto retro in CAP).
Also, Uranus is now in Canada’s 1st house: Wake Up, and renew yourself, Canada!

More could be discussed about Canada’s chart and transits. I leave it with this in this context.

If some of you are interested in a workshop circle, we can certainly set that up.


And here is the U.S. chart, also with the transits that the Full Moon brings out:


U.S.A. FM July 1 2015

Moon / Pluto oppose almost exactly the U.S. Sun. 2014 / 2015 are the years of the exact opposition of Pluto in CAP to the U.S. Sun. Of course, the energy has been building up. Like with Canada, the Pluto opposition occurs just a few years before critical elections, in 2016, and in a time of a world in crisis and dire need for transformation. Established hierarchical institutional elite structures and ‘empires’ (Pluto in CAP) have to change from the core, while shadow is being released. The U.S. will also 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?)… We, the People….
Additionally, Uranus is this year and next (every 84 years) on the U.S. Chiron in Aries; stationary / exact June – Aug 2015, again April 2016 & Dec / Jan 2016/17. A call for radical awakening and renewal.

Plus, Saturn will cross the U.S. AC in 2016 (a 29 year cycle). Will the U.S. be able to (RE?)establish themselves, with a mission, vision, and credibility?

Again: More could be discussed about the U.S. chart and its transits. I leave it with this in this context.

If some of you are interested in a workshop circle, we can certainly set that up.


* * The SIRIUS & VEGA Connection


Sirius and Vega are presently activated by the Sun / Mars (next to Sirius) and Moon / Pluto (Vega)!

Aren’t they beautiful together? Worlds apart, from Earth perspective… we are basically suspended between them…

Mid-Cancer where the Sun is presently with the Full Moon, the ‘birth Sun’ of Canada, July 1, and the U.S., July 4, and also not far from the Sun’s position for the National Holiday of France, July 14, is close to the Zodiac position of Sirius (14°17’ CAN) which is the brightest star in the night sky, and one of the most powerful Fixed Stars, with rich mythological associations in various cultures. 

Here is an illustrative article for the effect of Sirius on the U.S. 

Makes me wonder whether the Founding Fathers with their Masonic connection chose the date intentionally, to align the Sun of their new country with Sirius…

And on the other side of the Earth, in the constellation Lyre is the 3rd brightest star (after Sirius and Arcturus), Vega, the ‘Harp Star’. Vega’s position in relation to the Zodiac is 15°33’ CAP – and guess who’s visiting there these days / years, from Earth perspective? Our friend Pluto, activated by the Full Moon!

I leave the message and meaning of Pluto – Vega up to further research – do your own too!

Pluto was exactly conjunct Vega in April this year when it stationed at – 15° 33’ CAP!!! And it will come back to that position in Jan and July – Dec 2016!

Let’s dive into the mysteries (hmmm, Saturn, the ruler of CAP presently retro in Pluto’s realm SCO can help us here!) to invite insights about the downloads from Vega.

Check out the Full Moon Chart, this time with Sirius & Vega.

Apologies for the bottom cut off in the scan.

CAP - CAN FM 2015 with Sirius & Vega


The Sun will, as every year, meet Sirius (between 14 and 15° CAN) round July 5 – 7.

HH the 14th Dalai Lama will have his 80th birthday on July 6!

Here is a beautiful quote by H.H. that a friend of mine who is a dedicated Buddhist practitioner sent me years ago – big gratitude, dear Heather!

Very apropos the CAP – CAN Full Moon, in a simple and profound way:


Never give up

No matter what is going on

Never give up. Develop the heart.

Too much energy in your country

Is developing the mind

Instead of the heart.

Develop the heart.

Be compassionate.

Work for peace

In your heart and in the world.

Work for peace.

And I say again: Never give up

No matter what is happening,

No matter what is going on

Around you,

Never give up.

~ The XIV Dalai Lama


© 2015 by Melanie Lichtinger




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

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