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VENUS in VIRGO (Aug 21 – Sept 14) – Self Alignment is Beautiful

19 Aug

Cosmic Greetings, dear Astro~News Reader!

 

Virgo and Mercury, Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

VENUS will cross over the ‘Sphinx Point’ of Self (LEO) Awareness (VIRGO) on AUG 21.
Self Awareness, loving and knowing ourselves, and being in alignment with the Cosmic Self
(as the image above illustrates so beautifully) is the prerequisite of helping others finding their light – true service.

If your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets / Nodes are in VIRGO they’re a magnet under VENUS in VIRGO and can attract more easily than otherwise – incl. attracting service and practice – which VIRGO loves.

Under VENUS in VIRGO, our loving qualities can be well channeled into the work we’re here to do. 
Yet good to remember for self critical VIRGO to not wait until we’re perfect, and not to sabotage the work that’s needed by considering it as ‘not good enough’.
That’s where Self Awareness comes in – Know Thyself and do what’s good for you.
I.o.w., what helps when these conditioned voices come up is to bring ourselves back into alignment, perhaps through a health / wellness / spiritual practice, like meditation, Yoga, Qi Gong, walking in Nature.
Anything that can turn into a healthy routine, bringing us back into ourselves. Self sufficient VIRGO loves that.

Crystal (mainly clear Quartz) activated Voyager Tarot card II – Priestess – Crystal Activation and Photo by Melanie

VENUS and the MOON in VIRGO (aligned on Aug 30) are also associated with Priestess energy.
An initiation into the Sacred Feminine is in the making – via the Super-VIRGO New MOON on AUG 30, with SUN, MOON, MERCURY, VENUS, and MARS!
Loving this Voyager Tarot representation (image to the left).

ENUS in VIRGO can bring out the d.i.y. / self sufficiency side a tad too much, so that we’re not so open to receive – reflected in the qualification of VENUS being ‘in Fall’ in VIRGO (while ‘she’s exalted in PISCES – being in loving flow attracts!).

Good to remember, and to open up and let the Love IN – as NEPTUNE in PI would offer.
VENUS will go into opposition / relationship with LILITH and NEPTUNE retro on Sept 1 – 4 – to make sure the balance of healthy discernment / alignment and openness & easy flow is in place.

 

Line-up of ‘dates & dances’ for VENUS in VIRGO with other Planets 

In order (yep, gotta be orderly, says VIRGO) of appearance:

 

AUG 21
VENUS enters VIRGO.
Self Alignment is Beautiful.

 

AUG 24 – 26
VENUS conjunct MARS (in VIRGO since Aug 16) on Aug 24, quincunx CHIRON retro in AR on Aug 25, and trine URANUS retro in TAU on Aug 26.
This beautiful Earth Trine of VENUS / MARS – URANUS  brings stability to what could have shown up before as unsettling, with URANUS in
(VENUS ruled) TAURUS, squared by VENUS (early Aug) & by MARS (early July) while they were both in LEO.
Good to be in loving Self Alignment while setting ourselves free from sticky attachments and ‘ownership’.

 

AUG 30
The NEW MOON in VIRGO joins VENUS (and MARS too).
Beauty to behold and engage with (yet never own).

 

SEPT 1 / 2
VENUS in VIR trine SATURN retro in CAP, and opp. LILITH in PISCES (Sept 1), and square JUPITER in SAG (Sept 2).
Good to be in loving Self Alignment and commitment to integrity, while not playing ‘small’ and ‘managerial’ but trusting the abundance of Life and being attuned to our Cosmic ‘wild’ Nature. 

 

SEPT 4 – 6
VENUS opp. NEPTUNE retro in PI.
Let the Love in!
VENUS trine PLUTO retro in CAP.
Naturally empowered and grounded in the Core of your Being – Love.

 

SEPT 13 – Day of the PISCES – VIRGO Full MOON / Harvest Moon.
And: Day of the Sacred Feminine – Friday the 13th!
MERCURY in VIRGO meets VENUS, the day before both enter LIBRA – ruled by VENUS.
Speaking from Love, clearly and in integrity – beauty shines through this.

 

SEPT 14
VENUS goes into LIBRA (until Oct 8)
VENUS being presently the ‘Evening Star’ and also in LIBRA is very peace & harmony, beauty & aesthetics oriented.
It also shows us about our relational ‘bias’ (comparing ourselves / designing ourselves for others / making our life and our choices overly about others).
What does true Balance say?

 

VENUS in VIRGO attracts and helps us in relation to Self Awareness, Alignment, and being of Service.

Which we can access most easily via the area of life related to VIRGO in our chart:

 

1st House:
Showing up aware (don’t be too self-critical!) and self contained attracts.

2nd House:
What you have and value –
Your health and self sufficiency are attractive gifts!

3rd House:
Your environment with its mentality –
Grounding you, and showing you where you can help.

4th House:
Your home & origin –
A workshop / working people?

5th House:
Your creativity, children, and lovers –
Be discerning, use your skills, and do what’s healthy.

6th House:
Your work, health, and lifestyle –
Being in good shape is a good health insurance, and good for your business too.

7th House:
Your significant others –
Doing their thing… Check out what types of people you attract, and discern what kind of relationship is healthy, and in alignment for you.

8th House:
Your deep involvement and transformations –
Which practice helps you, them, and you together?

9th House:
Your travels and worldviews –
Travel on a budget, for work, and to help ‘the world’.

10th House:
Your calling and purpose –
To be in alignment and of service.

11th House:
Your community –
Aware & healthy – wellness practitioners welcome.

12th House:
Your oneness with ALL –
Wholeness as Self-in-All.

 

Blessings for the (precisely) 3 weeks & 4 days of VENUS in VIRGO!
Wishing you a consciously de-light-full time!

 

Check out these Astro Experiences & Creations during VENUS in VIRGO – helping you with Alignment & cosmic-human Wellness: 

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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LIBRA – ARIES Spring Equinox Super Full Moon (March 20) – Show up in Balance!

18 Mar

Happy Equinox, dear  Astro Friends!

…exact at 2:58 pm PDT on Wed March 20!
To tune in, come over to the equinoctial blog article.

Dancing LEO MOON on Fire / on the Wire – Photo by moi, March 18, 2019

WOW!
Just 4 hrs after exact Spring Equinox (exact at 2:58 pm PDT on March 20) comes the exact first Full Moon in SPRING – on the ‘Perfect Balance’ axis from the cardinal starting points of ARIES & LIBRA!

It’s the ‘opposite of the Harvest Moon’ – the closest Full Moon to Fall Equinox that always appears bigger and brighter than a ‘usual’ Full Moon, and provides extra Moonlight for harvesting into the evening hours.

As you already might wonder, looking at the waxing Moon at daytime – yes, it IS also brighter than a ‘regular’ Full Moon.
It’s the 3rd of three SuperMoons (Jan 20 / TLE, Feb 19, and March 20) early this year.

 

Naturally, the theme of Balance is heightened, via the polarity axis of SUN & MOON, with the Earth in the middle, and via the MOON’s entry into LIBRA.
On the Lunar ‘Perfect Balance’  Point from VIR to LI it’s about a VIRGO practice / technique that helps us come back into Balance.

  • What helps you to come into and BE in Balance?
    Balance of peaceful rest and activity, of stimulation and reflection, of giving and receiving, of focus and r & r time, of time at the desk and time in Nature, of creativity and inspiration, of seriousness and fun, of home time and public out-there time, of learning and sharing, balance in your diet, and in the body balance of the right and left side…
  • If there’s an imbalance how does that show up in your life, and what does that show you?

I learned esp. through Yoga & Meditation practice that Balance isn’t so much a way of equating this and that, the polar opposites, but finding the Still Point in the ’emptiness’.

With the FULL MOON on the ‘Perfect Balance’ cusp from VIR to LIBRA – how’s it going with our practice and lifestyle (VIR) that support and sustain Balance?
And how can we show up (ARIES) from a well (yet of course never perfectly) balanced place?

 

Here’s a raw & spontaneous video I created in the park yesterday, apropos the Full Moon – showing up again myself, after a wintry video ‘hibernation’. Enjoy!

 

Let’s take a look at the LIBRA – ARIES Equinox Super FULL MOON chart:

The FULL MOON will be exact at 6:43 pm PDT on March 20  – less than 4 hrs after the exact Spring Equinox at 2:58 pm PDT.

 

What a super-charged and multi-connected cosmic pattern, with several inter-linked aspect configurations / closed figures that describe inter-connected themes that are on now.

If you wanna know / get a sense: A Blue Kite, 2 Yods, a Cradle, an Ambivalence Triangle, and a Mutable Grand Cross. Can you geeks see them?
I won’t go into all those ‘gestalts’ (not even under the analytical VIRGO MOON, lol) – that would be quite an oeuvre – so let’s keep it simpler…

Btw, if you’d like to learn about Planetary Patterns, Aspects, and Aspect Configurations get in touch with me. I intend to offer a new Level 3 Intermediate Astro course with that focus in the Fall, and am happy to put you on my list of friendly interested folk. Ask me any preliminary questions – they’re always welcome. I’m here to support you.

 

Back to the EQUINOX FULL MOON:

For starters / most important things first:
Look at that close alignment of the SUN at 0°09′ ARIES – on the the ‘Emergence Point’ where Life Awakens and Arises – just barely behind CHIRON at 1°44′ AR!

Out of the PISCEAN unifying waters of Oneness New Life arises.
Just as snow and ice have (hopefully in your world too) melted, the rivers are running again, fresh Life emerges from the ground-up, and from the blossoming trees out and down!
Likewise, let’s rise again, into the freshness, newness, and NOWness of Life!

 

Cherry Blossom Ocean – Photo by Melanie

 

‘Simply’ showing up as your authentic Self can be very raw and vulnerable, yet is healing and renewing, says also CHIRON now freshly in ARIES activated by the FULL MOON ‘equation’ as it’ll be met by the SUN on March 22 – which brings consciousness to areas of life (whether personally – in ourselves, in relationships, in society…) that call us to take action / be pro-active, make a move and take the first step.
And ultimately, to be in our Presence in the NOW.

 

‘Back’ in PISCES is MERCURY retro (until March 28), about to unite with NEPTUNE for the second time (on March 24) helps us with awareness about, and letting go of old toxic energy & mind forms that used to draw us in – almost in an intoxicating and addictive way – and perhaps allowed us to check out.
Now we can see those patterns more clearly (M-r is doing its job to re-mind us of what’s usually under the radar!) – the first step to becoming FREE.

FREE to BE!

…and URANUS now freshly in TAURUS (since the day of the last New Moon on March 6!) cooperates, by kicking us out of old habits, stuckness, and attachments, to EmBody Freedom!

 

And, as you can see in the chart:
SATURN comes very close to PLUTO now (they won’t meet until Jan 12, 2020 but travel side by side this Spring, together with the South Node, all of them between 19° and 24° CAP).
Let the Old Empire Expire continues to be the motto – brought up with the Partial Solar Eclipse with SATURN, on Jan 5 / 6. In some sense a mantra for the year.

You’re probably well aware by now what these Old Empire themes are in your life, personally, relationally, and societally…

The CAP shadows of control and abuse are a good place to check in on:
How are we treated by others / allowing them to treat us, and do we treat other people, Nature, and ourselves…?

 

MARS now in TAURUS (until March 30)- the Cosmic Gardener – brings an Earth Trine support to the CAP Concentration of Old (SATURN / SN / PLUTO).
The MARS – PLUTO alignment is exact on March 20 too, and active all week. 

Let’s engage in slowly, steadily planting new seeds that outgrow the ‘wintry conditions’, and in cultivating the transformation…
Amazing how Nature always ‘accomplishes’ what needs to ‘get done’, and ‘just in time’ (a la SATURN in CAP), and is ever transforming (PLUTO).

How can that come in, in your Life?

 

Also in the ‘cosmic web’, and strongly activated by the Super FULL MOON:

The North Node of the MOON is in late CANCER, and accentuated by a Blue Kite, and also by a Yod pointing to this ‘sensitive point’ – clearly a ‘celestial pointer’ – to what?

A NN incentive for care, compassion, gentleness, a sense of belonging, and (end of CANCER has a PISCES undertone) emotional connection in the ‘Human / Soul Family’.
Even ‘just’ re-connecting with others who are close to your Heart is sooo good, and has ripple effects.

Follow the prompting when someone comes to mind and heart!
And notice how what you put out comes back – from different yet connected sources in the ‘web of life’.

 

Star Cluster in the Galactic Centre (NASA) – Heart of our Milky Way, at the end of SAG where the SUN travels just before the WINTER SOLSTICE Point

Another Yod points ‘down’ to JUPITER in late (double) SAG – very close to the direction of the Galactic Centre – The ultimate unknowing where ‘the journey goes’, yet we can be connected to the ‘knowing source’.
Such a potent time to connect with deep Heart Wisdom & Inner Guidance.

So rare to have two Yods activated at the same time – they are called ‘Finger of God’ / ‘Celestial Pointer.
And they describe a Journey where it’s not about the destination / outcome but the process – like a pilgrimage.

 

Wall St. Bull Sculpture

OH – and what’s with VENUS in AQ – meeting LILITH on March 22 (once a year), and squaring MARS in TAU (exact on March 21)?!
That tension’s been building up too, and comes to a release with the FULL MOON.
A VENUS – MARS charge that’s mirrored in the FULL MOON in (VENUS ruled) MOON in LIBRA – SUN in ARIES (ruled by MARS).
Literally a Feminine – Masculine conflict?
The AQ Free Spirit / Feminist vs. the TAU Bully / Stubborn Guy?
In any case, the Inner Feminine and Inner Masculine are in tension at this time – a good time to explore how that shows up for and IN you!

Yesss, our True Nature is FREE – says LILITH now in AQ.
And when we come together in groups, or with friends – all in the name of Freedom and Equality via our shared Humanity, we can stand up towards territorial claims and conflicts / bullying of some who pretend they ‘own the space’. 

Standing our ground and ‘not going away’ (MARS in TAU) can be much more effective when done in groups (AQ) – beating the age old ‘divide / disperse and rule’ strategy.

On another note / ‘higher octave’ the square between VENUS / LILITH in AQ and MARS in TAU brings up / helps with spaciousness and non-attachment / beyond claim of ‘ownership’ in relationships.
Which can be quite strong now / culminating with the Super Full MOON in LIBRA – ARIES.

 

In Summary – any and all of these themes help with showing up in Balance:

  • Let’s emerge and rise again, into the freshness newness, and NOWness of Life!
  • Let’s make a move and be authentic.
  • Let’s release old energy & mind forms that used to draw us in and kick us out of balance.
  • Let’s kick old stagnant habits, stuckness, and attachments, to EmBody Freedom!
  • Let’s stop feeding the ‘Old Empire’, and let it expire.
  • Let’s consistently plant new seeds that outgrow the ‘wintry conditions’, and cultivate the transformation…
  • Let’s be caring, compassionate, gentle, tune into a sense of belonging and emotional connection in the ‘Human / Soul Family’.
  • Let’s connect with deep Heart Wisdom & Inner Guidance.
  • Let’s stand our ground – together with others.
  • Let’s cultivate non-attachment in all our relationships.

 

Inner Balance is the best way of, if not prerequisite for effectively showing up / standing up in and for Peace, Justice, Equity, you name it – what calls you to be active at this time.

 

Blessings for the Fullness of the New Season!
Melanie

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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.

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Your Love is Free! VENUS in AQ (March 1 – 26)

25 Feb

Super cool tiled staircase in San Francisco (photographer unknown)

HI there, dear Astro Friends out there, known and unknown!

So, after (= based on, or beyond) CAPricornian tests, (mutual) commitments, maturity, reliability, and respect comes freedom.
If experience shows there’s a lack thereof in whom / what you attracted, the freedom comes from moving on, and finding environments, communities, and circles where these qualities have a better chance of being present.

And after the allegiance to established structures (societally, interpersonally, and personally) comes also a movement to ‘Freedom from the Known’.
Where are you being drawn to ‘out of the box’ experiences and creations?

VENUS in AQ also brings our our Love for Humanity and its Future.
Which brings people together to collaborate, be visionary – perhaps Utopian, and innovative.

 

The main theme for AQ is Freedom.
And since the one Archetype VENUS will meet in AQ (on March 22) is LILITH – representing our ‘Wild & Free’ Nature – , you bet a double dose of Freedom is ON for the VENUSian Magnet.

With URANUS, the Ruler of AQ, going on March 6 into a new Zodiac energy, TAURUS, the realm ruled by VENUS, while VENUS is in AQ there’ll be a mutual reception between them (‘double whammy’) reinforcing their shared themes.
Very conducive to come together in circles of like-spirit beyond the ‘boundaries’ of convention and predictability.

 

An exciting time – be open for surprises!
Also given MERCURY in PI will be retro almost the whole time of VENUS in AQ – it’ll go into pre-retro ‘storm’ on MARCH 1 when VENUS enters AQ.

 

Cloudy Phoenix – Photo by moi Aug 2017

 

Planet ‘Dates’ of VENUS in AQ (March 1 – 26)

Not so much directly – rather indirectly, via the inner connection with URANUS going into TAURUS.

The VENUS aspects culminate on March 21 / 22.
I added the ‘sharp’ aspects TO VENUS from the MOON, to give a sense of the ‘flavour’ on those days when they engage with each other in dynamic ways..:

 

MARCH 1
VENUS freshly in AQ sextiles CHIRON freshly in AR.
Showing up in authentic ways sets your Love Free and is healing.

 

MARCH 2
The waning MOON in AQ meets VENUS.
Where’s / who’s your Tribe? Maybe not in one group but eclectic.
All good, follow your feelings, and choose in Freedom.

 

MARCH 10
The waxing MOON in TAU squares VENUS in AQ.
Habits and comfort vs attraction to freedom and experimentation.
How can they be reconciled? Yet also, your ‘conservative’ feelings might come from an old and boring place.

 

MARCH 18
The waxing MOON in LEO opposes VENUS in AQ.
A need for being special, seen and loved as YOU vs. being drawn to group energy?
Be creative, show what you got, and be social too.

 

MARCH 21 – Day after Spring Equinox Full Moon!
VENUS in AQ squares MARS in TAU, and sextiles JUPITER in SAG.
Interesting ‘friction’ between the two ‘Lover’ Archetypes… when it comes to ‘ownership’ and territorial desires leading to jealousy Freedom wins and shows where Love lays.
And good to see the ‘bigger story’.

 

MARCH 22
VENUS in AQ meets LILITH

Your (and their) ‘Wild & Free’ Nature attracts.
Follow the ‘Call of the Wild’, be in Nature, because you love it, and your place in the community of Nature.

 

MARCH 24
The waning MOON in SCO squares VENUS in AQ.
Diving in and through, where your feelings take you.
Don’t be afraid of the dark, and of loosing your lightness.

 

MARCH 26 – APR 20
VENUS in PISCES – where ‘She’s’ exalted among all Zodiac signs
Sail in the Waters of Love – All is ONE.

 

VENUS in AQUARIUS in Your Chart & Life…

…can help your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planetary Archetypes in AQ and the area/s of life relating to the House/s where AQ is in your birth (and local) chart/s – to be a magnet to attract partners and choices that are a good match because / if they represent free spiritedness and friendship.

In the meantime’ it’s also a ‘match’ & mirror game with VENUS, showing you where you’re at, with Your Self Value and Self Love.
As in: What’s with the respect and freedom you give to yourself? 
Your attractions mirror it.

 

VENUS in AQ (meeting LILITH) transiting in your… House relate to…:

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

2nd House:
Your Values, what you own, literally & metaphorically, your Business

3rd House:
Your Environment

4th House:
Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

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

6th House:
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House:
Your Partners & Significant Others

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

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

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

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

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

 

Feeling called to explore your own Cosmic Map, and how it can inspire you on your Earthly Journey?
Come over / let’s meet online, for Your private Astro session!

Or take me up on my Valentine’s Month Offer – 22% off for all Relationship themed sessions Feb 2 – 22) – see below.

 

Wishing You the Gifts of a Love that sets you Free, with VENUS in AQ!

Melanie

 

© 2019 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 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!

 

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating them) become quite potent and catalytic.
Join us in person or online if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you.

Excited to share these three upcoming ones:

 

You’re welcome to join our 
Special ASTRO Medicine Parlour:
CHIRON Enters ARIES
The Medicine of Being Authentically YOU

THU FEB 28
4:28 – 6:28 PM – afternoon group
7:28 – 9:28 PM – evening group

 

EmBODY Astrology – ASTRO Charts & Archetypes Come to Life!
Evening of March 1, in Chinatown Victoria
In person only – by nature of this one 🙂

 

Astrological CHAKRA Journey
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applied to all participants.
March 6 – Apr 17 Evenings

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

18 Jan

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Blog Reader,

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

The ‘SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON’.

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

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

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

 

Eclipse Season

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

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


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

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

 

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

 

The ‘Superstar’ TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE FULL MOON

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

And what an Astro chart image! See below.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Wolves – from Pixabay

 

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

 

Eclipses 101

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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


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

 

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

Shakti Maa Mother Goddess Durga

 

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

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

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

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


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


IX CHEL – with the Jaguar! – showed up!

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

 

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

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

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

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


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


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

 

 

The ECLIPSE and YOU

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

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

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

Lunar South Node Glyph

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

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

Lunar North Node Glyph

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

 

The Chart of the TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE FULL MOON

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

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

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

 

Also ‘in the Picture’:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

And clearly:

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

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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.

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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.

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via Astro Worldmap, Relocation Charts, and Location Compatibility

4-Part ASTRO Journey throughout FEB 2019

 

 

VENUS comes over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG on Jan 7, and will be on ‘her’ SAG Journey until Feb 3.

4 Jan

Dear Astro~News Friend, and Cosmic Co-Explorer,

YES!
VENUS comes out of SCORPIO, and rises in SAG!
A ‘long time coming’ for VENUS the Love Goddess
who, due to ‘her’ Retro ‘Underworld Journey’ in Fall 2018, has been in SCORPIO for extremely long, since the New MOON in VIR on 09 / 09, all through October, and again all through December.

Hope you channeled the energy into Love for Life’s Magic and Mystery, and a full-on regeneration of the Inner Divine Feminine in her Power!

 

 

The ‘PHOENIX VENUS’ is also part of the Partial Solar ECLIPSE in CAP  – Let the Old Empire Expire!

Guess what that adds up to?
Rise of the Feminine, and, post-VENUS-retro, regenerated Inner Values (‘New VENUS’ since Oct 26), rather than (old-old!) comparing ourselves, and being so concerned about what ‘they’ think, and who loves us, bla-bla.

VENUS will be in fiery & inspired SAG until FEB 3, and meet big Mentor JUPITER there on JAN 22 – right after the Total LUNAR Eclipse Full MOON in LEO – AQ.
Lots of Opportunities to attract from the Heart and from Gratitude, Generosity, and Abundance – which are all attributes of LOVE – that’s where it’s at.

 

Here are the Planet ‘Dates’ with VENUS in SAG (JAN 7 – FEB 3):


JAN 18 (building up for a few days prior)
VENUS in SAG in Fire Trine with MARS in ARIES.
Woohoo! Sparks are flying between the ‘two lovers’ Archetypes. Get ignited and excited!
(And also) channel the energy into creativity and (esp.) adventures which both ARIES & SAG love.

JAN 20 – just 1 hr before the Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon!
VENUS in SAG square NEPTUNE (‘her higher octave’) in PISCES.
Travelling on your ‘Dream Boat’? Living & Loving in LaLaLand?
This transit (active over all of JAN) can ignite big hopes and dreams, and allow us to be open to attract through uplifted vibration, to receive and flow with the blessings. Or to over promise,esp. in matters of Love – with illusions / delusions / disappointments as a result.
The CAP energy that’s also present, with MERCURY, SATURN, and PLUTO, helps with being realistic, grounded, and in integrity.

JAN 22
VENUS conj. JUPITER in mid-SAG.
The big highlight of the VENUS-in-SAG journey.
If you ever play the lottery / go to the casino this is the day! Just kidding (maybe not)!
Massive attractions (doesn’t have to be a ‘good thing’) of what you focus on, and where you come from. Big indulgence / going for riches?
Or igniting the Heart Fire and being super generous with your L.O.V.E!
The Goddess is with You and in You!

FEB 2 / 3
VENUS in late SAG (Galactic Centre) trine URANUS in late ARIES, and square CHIRON in late PI.
The ‘Grand Finale’ of VENUS in SAG this year (until NOV 1 that-is).
What is LOVE that has no opposite? Just as: What is Freedom that has no opposite?
Healing and liberating to let go of agenda about where it’s ‘supposed to go’, and being in the Journey and Vibration of LOVE regardless of an ‘outcome’.

FEB 3
VENUS enters CAP (until MARCH 1) – where she’ll meet SATURN on FEB 18, and PLUTO on FEB 22.
Rock-solid and soulful LOVE that’s real.

 

VENUS in SAG in Your Chart & Life…

…can help your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planetary Archetypes in SAG and the area/s of life relating to the House/s where SAG is in your birth (and local) chart/s to be magnetic and attract – esp if you have clear focus and intent.

 

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

2nd House:
Your Values, what you own, literally & metaphorically, your Business

3rd House:
Your Environment

4th House:
Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

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

6th House:
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House:
Your Partners & Significant Others

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

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

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

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

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

 

Feeling called to explore your own Cosmic Map, and how it can inspire you on your Earthly Journey?
Come over for Your private Astro session!

I still have the Treat Time Offer on – you can catch it still for 2 more days, since it’s extended to Epiphany (JAN 6) – see below.

 

Have a LOVE-ley Journey with VENUS in SAG!

Melanie

 

© 2018 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.

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

 

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VIRGO New Moon 09 / 09 / 18 opposite NEPTUNE, and with Fixed Grand Cross: Natural Alignment and Flow, in the ‘Hub of the ‘Wheel’

8 Sep

Dear ASTRO*NEWS Reader,

wow, just when we might think the Eclipse Season and Retro Record Summer is settling (and being washed away / cleaned up with the current final first solid rain here on the Island since…. June?) the VIRGO NEW MOON that’s coming up on 09 / 09 / 18 – nice date line-up job 😉 – can bring quite some tension to the forefront (yes, it catalyzes a Fixed Grand Cross!), plus overwhelm and con-fusion yet also Saving Grace – as NEPTUNE in PISCES holds space from the other side.

How do we align (VIRGO), and what happens as we tune in, connect and flow (PISCES)?

 

Let’s first take a look at the SABIAN SYMBOL for the NEW MOON degree – since it’s striking:

SUN and MOON at the New Moon will be exactly at 17° 00’ VIR.

17° VIRGO:

“A VOLCANIC ERUPTION

Photo credit: Pixabay

KEYNOTE: The explosive energy of long-repressed contents of the subconscious.

We are dealing here with the dramatic release of energies which have been kept in check by the outer shell of the ego controlled consciousness. It may be a spectacular catharsis, but it often takes paths of destruction. Yet unless some form of purification by fire is experienced, the inner pressure of the karmic past or of more recent frustrations would shake up perhaps even more destructively the very foundations of the personality.

At this second stage, the objective confrontation with an image of the karmic past is replaced by a subjective irruption of repressed memories and primitive cravings. Everything must be released from the psyche seeking to attain the transfigured state. The soul must become empty, the mind translucent.
The Keyword is EXPLOSION.”

 

Ahhh, lots of sticky karmic residues that came up with the Super Retro Summer are ready to be skillfully cleared with conscious awareness, and washed away, with this ‘Clean-up’ New Moon opposite NEPTUNE which – so that it doesn’t have to ‘erupt’,’explode’, and leave ‘toxic fumes’.

A NEW MOON is always a threshold from Releasing the Old to Embracing / Conceiving of the NEW.

Old VIRGO energy that doesn’t serve anymore comes as shadow to the forefront of awareness (maybe painfully so) to be ‘switched’ into a healthier, more functional, and purer vibration.

Here’s a VIRGO type ‘check list’ of ‘symptoms’ which might show their not-so-pretty face now.
Only to be RE-leased and RE-set, with ‘Like heals Like’ higher vibrational VIRGO equivalents:

Lower Vibration of VIRGO – to RE-lease Higher Vibration of VIRGO – to RE-set and Embrace
(Self) Criticism (criticism carries self-criticism) (Self) Awareness, clarity
Worries, anxiety, and problem focus How can I help? How can I give service where needed?
What would help / serve the situation?
Frustration, nagging What do I need to discern and sort out of my life because it’s not functional or unhealthy?
What actually does work? How could it work? What needs to be tweaked?
Sweating the small stuff, fretting over details Every little thing counts and can be symbolic. Every life form in nature has its place.
Maybe I feel called to do ceremony / ritual?
Health issues, esp. with digestion What is indigestible in my life?
What is my body trying to tell me?
Sense of never enough, ‘smallness’, inadequacy How do I get a sense of integration as I honour and work with my skills and specialties?
‘Selective perception of the imperfection’ I am / we are / it is whole and complete.
Practice IS perfect. Nature is perfect.

 

Mercury Rules Virgo, by Johfra Bosschart

The VIRGO Journey is about alignment of the human self with cosmic consciousness, through awareness, spiritual practice, and / or acts of service.

The MOON is the esoteric ruler of VIRGO – represented in the Sacred Feminine / Priestess / Virgin / Mother Mary, and the Harvest Goddesses.

We’re all called to do our sacred work and practice, in this Body-Temple and Temple of Here-Now, and harvest its fruits in inner fulfillment.
The Sacred Feminine and inner Alignment with Spirit-in-Form lead the way.

Where VIRGO is in your chart is where this ‘assignment for alignment’ shows up foremost.

Where the New Moon in mid VIRGO falls in your chart (house wise) points to the area of life where a New Beginning for Alignment and Refinement, and Being in your Temple come up for you nowadays.

If we already did an Astro session and I have your chart you can ask me which house it is for you, when in doubt. Otherwise – ask me too!

1st House: How you show up – BE aligned and healthy!

2nd House: What you have and value – own your wellness practice and the work and lifestyle that you value!

3rd House: Your ‘relatives’ and environment – speak from integrity!

4th House: Your home – a Temple of wellness!

5th House: Your creativity – wholesome and fun!

6th House: Your work, health, and lifestyle – you can help best if you’re in your wellness, and service in alignment IS healthy!

7th House: Your significant others – relationships work best and are functional if both of you are in your healthy wholeness.

8th House: Your deep involvement and transformations – maybe through health or work ‘crisis’?

9th House: Your travels and worldviews – go on a wellness retreat, or combine work and travel!

10th House: Your calling – in alignment with your highest purpose.

11th House: Your community and friends – a healthy bunch.

12th House: Your oneness with ALL – your Inner Temple is always available…

 

TJohfraBosschartPisceshe NEW MOON in VIR is almost precisely (only 2° off) opposite NEPTUNE retro in PI!
The SUN already opposed NEPTUNE on Fri Sept 7 (once a year), and the MOON follows, just 3 hrs before the New Moon.

PISCES, in contrast to VIRGO can be so overwhelming and chaotic – only to show:
All is ONE, and holographic in the UNI-verse. 

We’ve had lots of initiations into this, over the years since NEPTUNE has been in PI (entered 2012, now about half-way in, and still going on until 2026)

 

The VIRGO – PISCES axis is all about…

… from the VIRGO side:
Being in our ‘Temple’ of alignment with our true, holistic nature, doing our wellness practice, and using this precious life time to dedicate our gifts and skills to make the world a better place. In other words, offering sacred service.

VIR is also about digesting experiences, ordering and organizing.
In the body, it rules the small intestines.

… from the PISCES realm…
…which is all-encompassing, and nothing needs to be ‘done’, our ‘job’ is rather to perhaps get our ego and attachment to a certain outcome out of the way, be open, surrender, be available, allow, flow, hold space, or simply: BE present.

In our embodiment, PI rules the immune system, our aura, energy field, the subtle bodies and chakras (as a field).

 

So, a combo of both VIRGO and PISCES could look like:

  • Ride the waves, immerse in your element.
  • Your skills are what comes easy.
  • Holding space for others can be the best service you can offer.
  • Clean up and play music.
  • Energy Medicine. AstroSomatics.
  • Sacred Geometry.
  • Astrology and its practical, embodied benefits.
  • Being in the world, yet not of the world. Doing what needs to be done, yet not in attachment.
  • God helps those who help themselves. Doing our share, and trusting divine intervention.
  • Random acts of kindness & service bring fulfillment.

 

BALANCE is the way to go, or rather to BE:

In the ‘whirlwind’ of things that can kick us off balance – an unhealthy thing, of course:
How can we infuse a situation where ‘problems’ can show up, or we / things are not aligned, with flow, allowance, acceptance, and love, which might mean release and let go(d) (PI)?

A transformation into sustainable (rather than wasteful) use of life energy – the New MOON in VIR is also in Earth Trine with PLUTO retro / stationary (to turn around on Sept 30) in CAP.

 

Here is the Chart for the VIRGO New MOON –

Exact at 11:01 am PDT tomorrow 09 / 09 / 18 – nice date and time alignment (VIRGO loves this…)

 

 

Voila – there’s also the Grand Fixed Cross!
Looks like a Pyramid from above – and perhaps in that detached way, pointing to perfect alignment and Sacred Geometry – one of VIRGO’s ‘fortes’. 


Consisting of 

  • Stationary MARS / LILITH / the South Node on the CAP / AQ ‘Prometheus Point’ cusp – where MARS enters AQ on Sept 10.
    Here’s a blog post for MARS post-retro now back in AQ – and fully through it, until Nov 15. 
  • URANUS retro on the AR / TAU ‘Settling Point’ cusp,
  • The North Node on the CAN / LEO ‘Welcoming Point’ cusp, and
  • VENUS on the LI / SCO ‘Tipping Point’ / ‘Alchemy Point’ cusp – next in line to go retro (Oct 5 – Nov 16) – helping to change our relationships and values from the inside-out.
    VENUS crosses from LIBRA into SCORPIO, the ‘Alchemy Point’, just 9 hrs before the NEW MOON on 09 / 09 – another nice alignment.
    More about the VENUS Journey into and through SCORPIO in today’s blog post.

 

MARS – Hubble Telescope 

 

Prometheus, mythological Archetype of URANUS, capturing the Fire of the Gods for Humanity

The most dominant theme in the Fixed Grand Cross is the re-curring (# 3 out of 3) square from MARS in early AQ to URANUS in early TAU – building up, and once more exact on Sept 18.

MARS has this Spring / Summer indeed been forming 3 squares from early AQ to URANUS (ruler of AQ) which is now newly in TAU. No wonder things have been very shaky, and unsettled / unsettling:

  • May 15 (before MARS retro) – with the Kilauea Eruption just days before.
  • Then in retro Aug 1 (under MARS retro, and URANUS stationary – went retro on Aug 7) – start of the re-curring (already last year alarming) raging Wildfires here in Western Canada and U.S, esp. California.
  • Again soon, on Sept 18 in MARS forward (post retro) mode. Yes, it’s hurricane season by then… don’t want to sound dramatic, and with MARS – URANUS it’s ‘expect the unexpected’ anyway…

 

Wow! So much tension in the Fixed Grand Cross that’s exactly on between Sept 8 (VENUS square MARS) and Sept 18 (MARS square URANUS)!
Rather than being stuck in low vibrational locked, stubborn ego dominated patterns where bullying and territorialism (based on scarcity and separation) rule, and where we attract more sticky, hurtful situations…. yet perhaps repress lots of frustrations because it isn’t socially acceptable to burst out with them (see initial Sabian Symbol of Volcanic Eruption)…

let’s be aware and mindful a la VIRGO, check in: “Hey, what’s going on here?” “Where am I at?” “What am I doing / engaging in…?” “Does this work for me?” “What’s a better way of….”?), and dwell as much as possible in the ‘hub of the wheel’ where we aren’t identified or painfully attached.
Let’s be inspired by the NEW MOON in VIR opposite NEPTUNE in PI, and channel the intense energies into intentional and random acts of service, wellness, and spiritual practice (hey, everything can be!).

 

The MARS – URANUS tension will ease up over the month of October.
At the very last day of its journey through AQ, on Nov 15, MARS will go into friendly and synergistic sextile with URANUS retro which by then will be back at the very end of AR (ruled by MARS).
May we be able to see by then how the challenges of the Summer and Fall have turned into gifts of freedom!

 

Yes, other alignments are also in the NEW MOON picture – like…

  • SATURN now freshly direct and stationary in early CAP in Earth Trine with URANUS retro in TAU – active throughout August and Sept (strongest when SATURN went direct on Sept 6):
    Integrity supports freedom from old ‘comfort zones’ and habits that keep us stuck.
    Also – see Federal Court ruling re: pipeline, nobody should get away with bullying or otherwise abuse, not ‘even’ the government.
  • CHIRON retro in early AR will re-enter PI on Sept 25 over the Fall and early Winter – the Harvest Moon on Sept 24 will be imbued with that energy… more about it in the Full Moon blog post.
  • PLUTO retro is getting stationary, as it’ll turn direct on Sept 30 – more about that also in the Harvest Moon post.

 

Big Love and Rain of Blessings – into the VIRGO New Moon, opposite Oceanic NEPTUNE in PISCES on 09 / 09!
All aligned, in cosmic Awe and ONEder!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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.
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!

 

 

Balance is Beautiful. VENUS ‘Evening Star’ enters LIBRA on Aug 6 (until Sept 9, plus: Oct 31 – Dec 2, due to VENUS retro, Oct 5 – Nov 16)

5 Aug

The Birth of Venus by Botticelli

VENUS Love Goddess makes a move from VIRGO into her ‘domain’ of LIBRA – ahhh!

VENUS in VIRGO (since July 9) has attracted lots of themes (if not problems) to ‘work on’ and bring into alignment and healing – to be in wholeness.
Which also means: self sufficiency, and not ‘needing’ a partner. 

From this place, attraction is based on complementariness, rather than co-dependency. 
With or without ‘significant other’ relationship, VENUS in LIBRA invites us to bring harmony, balance, and beauty into our lives.

 

Freshly in LIBRA, VENUS will have ‘dates’ with 4 cuspy / early-sign retro Archetypes all within 3 days, Aug 7 – 9:
MARS retro in AQ, CHIRON retro in AR, URANUS retro in TAU (ruled by VENUS), and SATURN retro in CAP.

AUG 7
VENUS in LIBRA trine MARS retro in AQ.
Stepping away from social conditioning that creates unnecessary conflict attracts better matches.

AUG 8 – 8-8 / SIRIUS Rising.
VENUS in LI opp. CHIRON in AR.
Yes, you can be in peace and harmony AND authentic.

AUG 9
VENUS in LIBRA quincunx URANUS retro in TAU, and square SATURN retro in CAP.
‘Nice’ and charming isn’t always the answer. Free yourself from bullying, stand by your values, and in your integrity, but don’t be too rigid and judgmental either. Keep it simple.


Love, Peace, Harmony, and right Relationship can help balance lots of old, long-standing issues…
Yet don’t get too much drawn into their / old agenda – otherwise VENUS retro has to sort it out again this Fall…

 

Yes, VENUS will be for a long time in LIBRA and SCORPIO this Fall and early Winter since she’ll go retro from Oct 5 to Nov 16 (from mid-SCO back to late LI, the ‘Alchemy Point’).
VENUS is now ‘Evening Star’ (setting after the SUN), which also has a LIBRA ‘undertone’, showing us, we can make our life and self-worth a lot about other people (comparing ourselves, etc…). 
The VENUS retro phase (every 1 1/2 years) will help us come back to our own self-value. Which often starts with: re-evaluating relationships…
Inner Goddess re-emerging.

If this intrigues you stay tuned for a Special VENUS Retro Parlour early Oct. 

Of course, I’d be honoured to visit your VENUS retro themes with you already before, in private session.

 

Blessings for the VENUSian Infusion!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

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.

AUGUST is Client Appreciation Month, at the occasion of the 18th anniversary of my Astrology practice!
Come on over, or let’s meet online, for a substantially discounted (11% – 22% – 33%, depending on how long you’ve been my client) Astro session. And let your friends know!

 

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.
Our 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!