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VENUS crosses the Alchemy Point into SCORPIO on Oct 8: How deep is your Love?

8 Oct

Blooming in the Dark – Photo by Melanie


Dear Astro~News Friend,

How’s it been going with the Dance of Balance and the Dance with Attractions, in the last weeks with VENUS in LIBRA?

Time to make choices and go for where there’s a magical match?

Coming from fair LIBRA, VENUS crossed this morning the ‘Alchemy Point’ / ‘Tipping Point’ and started ‘her’ underworld journey in SCORPIO (Oct 8 – Nov 1).

Attuning us to way deeper layers of Love – beyond ‘pleasant’ and ‘attractive’, and re-connecting us with Soul Partners.
SCORPIO is ruled by PLUTO after all, and PLUTO now in CAP, just having turned around from retro to direct last week says: About Time!

Stay tuned to what this phase brings – go beyond surface appearances, and don’t be ‘afraid of the dark’ and mysterious!

Peacock-a-boo. Photo by Melanie

With VENUS in SCO we’re attracted to the mystery, to peek behind the scenes, and to go deeper and more intimately in relationships with significant ‘others’.
I heard once a VENUS in SCO quote: “Intimacy = into me I see – through you!”

We might also attract lots of things that call for emotional processing.
As we’re drawn to  look under the surface, we discover hidden beauty in the dark and changeful. 
Dive in, and move through, with Love!

Don’t get too absorbed though in alluring low vibrational Scorpionic things like crimes and scandals in the media, vampire movies or real life psychic vampire situations, personal power games, and addictions that suck your life blood.

Let’s channel the energy into deep immersion in the Mystery of Life that evokes our Love as a change agent.
On that note, just saw this ‘Nature Speaks’ clip with the voice of Julia Roberts (who strikes me as very Libran / Scorpionic) – watch and you know what I mean!


VENUS’s ‘Dates’ with other Planets while she’s in SCORPIO (Oct 8 – Nov 1)


OCT 10
VENUS in early SCO in quincunx with CHIRON retro in early ARIES
Diving into the Magic of Love can be a grand adventure – be the brave Hero/ine and heal from within!


OCT 12
VENUS in early SCO opposite URANUS retro in early TAU (ruled by VENUS)
Intimacy vs / and(!) Freedom in Relationships.
Freedom from the ‘Known’, from old habitual patterns that we’re attached to
(either via comfort or because of unprocessed pain) and continue to attract from until we set ourselves free – or Divine / Inner Soul Intervention (a Uranian thing) does.


OCT 20
VENUS in mid SCO sextile SATURN & the South Node in mid CAP, and trine the North Node in mid CAN.
Commitment to deep trust and intimacy in integrity – if it feels (still) like the right commitment.
What ‘obstacles’ have you overcome? Where are you trying to do things ‘the hard way’ though? What’s the most caring and compassionate way of being with ‘karmic partners’?
Rather than choosing ‘splendid isolation’ to avoid hurt and pretending you’re cool and self sufficient, invite yourself or let life invite you into creativity and play.
Loving your Inner Child tells you about your true needs. Be enchanted by the Magic!


OCT 21
VENUS in mid SCO in Water Trine with NEPTUNE & LILITH in PI.
Surf the wild waves of the Big Mystery! 


OCT 25
VENUS in late SCO in sextile (a VENUSian aspect) with PLUTO (the Ruler of SCO) in CAP.
Tune into deep Love that knows no Time.


OCT 29
The New MOON (will be exact Oct 27) in SCO meets VENUS at the end of SCO.
Love and care for what’s / who’s in the dark.


OCT 30
MERCURY at the end of SCO – before going retro on Oct 31! – meets VENUS.
Intimate conversations (to be continued….). What is Love?


VENUS crosses over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG (Nov 1 – 25)
Love a-Rising.


Where is VENUS’s Deep Dive into SCORPIO happening in Your Chart & Life?

The House in your Chart that contains SCORPIO is the ‘Scene of Affairs’.
(Always, but esp. nowadays) a good time to tune into Magic and Mystery (without getting ‘lost in the dark’) and process what’s under the surface.

As you read this maybe you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in SCORPIO? Then there’s more to VENUS’s visit in SCO, since ‘she’ also activates your Scorpionic Archetypes.

Could be a good time to take me up on my Special Offer for Deep Dive ASTRO Alchemy Sessions.


Back to the SCORPIO Houses – we all have one (or two):


1st House
How you show up
Mysterious, magical, magnetic (and scary to some people)
Don’t hide – value yourself, and meet your shadow with love.


2nd House
What you have and value
The power to affect others deeply and the power to change
Treasure those gifts in disguise. 


3rd House
Your ‘relatives’ and environment
Hard core of Magical Beings – with muggles in the neighbourhood
Time to mingle and learn some tricks from each other


4th House
Your home & family
A magical place & regenerative Spa (or a skeleton in every closet and drawer)
Time for a purge – you might love what comes to the light! Time to connect with family and give them the love that shines through darkness.


5th House
Your creativity
You’re an alchemist – a juicy time for new creations you and the world will love.


6th House
Your work, health, and lifestyle
Time for a cleanse, and to attract new work connections that can change you and them.


7th House
Your significant others
The Magic of Love and Attraction. Whom are you drawn to and who’s drawn to you now, and why might this be?


8th House
Your deep involvement and transformations –
Time to dive in – with Love that takes you through.


9th House
Your travels and worldviews
Going to deep and magical places…


10th House
Your calling and modelling –
Being a catalyst for change – that’s why people are coming to you now.


11th House
Your community and friends –
Taboo free zone – where you find your Match.


12th House
Your Oneness with ALL –
The Big Mystery.



VENUS on the ‘Alchemy Point’ and in SCORPIO now brings lots of Alchemical and Magical Attractions & Gifts – if we’re diving IN!


Aligned with this, I’d love to invite you to this Astro Offering that goes well with the VENUS Journey:



Always – and there’s a Deeper Reason THIS Season:

I felt called to OFFER
Deep Dive ASTRO ALCHEMY Sessions with Venusian focus.

Guided by your Cosmic Map aka Astro Birth Chart, in alchemical conjunction with Voyager Tarot, Goddess & Animal Spirit cards as well as Transformation cards (they synergize so well!), we focus (always customized to YOUR unique situation) on THEMES like:

On the ‘problematic’ side of VENUS in SCO:

* Why do you attract people and situations that take you into an ‘underworldly’ / deep emotional process?
* What happens when you get stuck and attached to what you don’t even ‘want’, and what would help to come through?

AND / OR – on the powerful side of VENUS in SCO:
* What’s the Relationship Alchemy that presents itself to you now?
* Where is deep Transformation now possible in your Life?
* What does it take to go into it?
* What helps you in the process?
* Where could this go?

We focus on YOUR SCORPIO themes that are being enhanced now, with MERCURY already and for a looong time in SCO (Oct 3 – Dec 9!), now also VENUS (Oct 8 – Nov 1), soon the SUN (Oct 23 – Nov 22), and even MARS (Nov 18 – Jan 3) 
To clear and transform them for the better, and re-connect you with your intrinsic power (SCO and PLUTO which just turned direct on Oct 3) – which helps you with being a beneficial force in the world and in empowered and empowering Relationships.

What’s the deal?
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From 10/10 until 11/11 at reduced rates to sweeten the deal:

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$ 99 (instead of $ 111 reg) / 1 hr
$ 130 (instead of $ 144 reg) / 90 min
$ 170 (instead of $ 188 reg) / 2 hrs.

20% off for everyone with SUN, MOON, AC, Planets, Nodes in SCORPIO
In doubt, ask me, and I look it up for you.
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$ 115 / 90 min
$ 150 / 2 hrs.

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Blessings for the VENUSian Infusion & Alchemy!


© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger




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VENUS in CANCER (July 3 – 27): Loving Gentleness and Care

2 Jul

Dear Cosmic Souls,

Ahhh – a soothing balance to the sharp MARS – URANUS energy that’s kicking in next week, esp. round July 11:

The GEMINI – CANCER Cusp – a Fairie vibe

Tomorrow July 3, VENUS will move into sweet CANCER (where the LOVE Goddess will dwell until July 27):
Show your love through gentleness and care. And if your feelings change like the tides dance with it.

Literally being by and IN the Water is a big draw now. It can help relax and ‘smooth’ us out, after sooo much Eclipse stir-up, plus re: the MARS – URANUS thrill that’s kicking in next week.
With the airy fairy VENUS in GEMINI energy since June 8 we enjoyed buzzing around, interested in many things (maybe tooo many, and being overwhelmed, as VENUS square NEPTUNE in PI and opp. JUPITER in SAG round June 23 / 24 could have shown.

Now, as VENUS enters CANCER, we might go 2 steps forward (“yes, I’m attracted to that”), 1 step back (“let me check in how I really feel about it”), or even 2 steps back, and back off altogether from ‘ideas’ that sounded good and were attractive, under VENUS in MERCURY ruled GEMINI.

And, hey:
Home is where the Heart is – ever so true and important, under VENUS in CANCER!
Esp. the CANCERian sides in us might feel drawn to home and family, and to every being and place that makes us feel like we belong.

Plus, our Planetary / AC / MC / Nodal energies in CANCER will be more magnetic and attractive this month too.


So let’s take it easy and gentle, and get a felt sense of her ‘Planet Dates’ this month.
re most ‘UP’ between July 16 – 18, round the Full MOON / PLE. 




Not even one week ‘at home’ in CANCER, VENUS goes into sextile with URANUS freshly in TAU, and into square with CHIRON freshly in ARIES – while CHIRON goes retro that day too.
What kind of tribe / family is this?
Supportive of freedom and non-clingy / non-possessive vibes.
Even though it can be awkward, raw and vulnerable to connect with our feelings authentically Healing comes from it.


JULY 16 – Day of the Full MOON / PLE
VENUS connects with SIRIUS & the North Node in CANCER, and goes into quincunx with JUPITER retro in SAG, and opposite VEGA / SATURN retro / the South Node in CAP.
A dilemma between our sensitivity in relationships (which likely goes back to early childhood / family dynamics), and the need to step up to the occasion – perhaps set boundaries, and in general show up with self respect?
Instead of retreating into the safe shell and giving in to fear based behaviour (“What do they say?” “Will they reject / punish me? / exile me from the tribe?”), let’s take care of our needs and find freedom in this. Let’s be open to others about our feelings, while being the mature grown-up, and do what’s required. Plus, the ‘Old Empire’ is on the way out anyway….


VENUS in Water Trine with ‘her higher octave’ NEPTUNE retro in PISCES.
Gentleness and flow allows to connect and to release – with Love. Be like the Ocean.


JULY 21 – last day of CANCER 2019, and the M-r half-way point aka ‘Day of Enlightening Insight’
VENUS opposes PLUTO retro in CAP.
You might feel in an all-or-nothing mode, esp. in relationships that meet your core – and shadow.
Or maybe something needs to change, and return to what matters most – and to the Heart & Soul?


MERCURY retro in late CANCER as ‘The New MERCURY’ meets VENUS.
Connect and speak from your Heart & Consciousness – a Meeting in the Love.


JULY 27 (- Aug 21)
VENUS enters LEO.
Show your Colours and your Love.




VENUS in CANCER attracts and magnetizes what relates to a sense of / need for Belonging. 
Which you can access most easily via the area of life related to CANCER in your chart:


1st House:
How you show up. Care for, belong to, and BE Yourself!
You attract reflections of your caring Nature.

2nd House:
What you have and value – Your gentleness & compassion is a gift that’s attractive!

3rd House:
Your environment – Your Tribe is nearby!

4th House:
Your home – The Heart calls you Home!

5th House:
Your creativity – You’re the HEART-ist!

6th House:
Your work and health – A warm & caring Nature is a good health insurance, and good for your business too 🙂

7th House:
Your significant others – they can be like Family! Check out what types of people you attract.

8th House:
Your deep involvement and transformations – perhaps from emotional attachment into pure Love?

9th House:
Your travels and worldviews – Travel with ‘your house on your back’ – you prob feel at home where your Heart is and where you’re warmly welcomed!

10th House:
Your calling and purpose – is Love & Care!

11th House:
Your community – A Tribe of like-spirited Ones.

12th House:
Your oneness with ALL – the ‘Real Home’…



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You’re welcome to join us!


Much Love for the Venusian Infusion – let’s be nurtured by and in the Water!


© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger




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

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VENUS enters PISCES on Feb 10 (until March 6): Love IS.

8 Feb

Birth of Venus – Botticelli


From Feb 10 on, VENUS will make her yearly ‘appearance’ (or rather: sublimation) in PISCES where ‘she’ is traditionally ‘exalted’:

The most exquisite, undefined, ‘je ne sais quoi’ energy – call it ‘unconditional love’ / All IS Love – All IS Love’.  
Yet, this vibration can lead us mere mortals also into confusion, disillusionment, unrequited scenarios, out of victim consciousness, or / and due to projections / putting the ‘adored one’ on a pedestal (or having to escape the pedestal another puts us on). 
VENUS in PI is an energy of love and attraction that’s best expressed without attachment… 

This goes for any kind of attractions, not just ‘special Valentine’s’.


Ocean Bliss – Photo by Melanie, Feb 8, 2018


Here’s a Preview for all the ‘DATES’ VENUS in PISCES (Feb 10 – March 6, 2018) will have – many!

Feb 15:
VENUS in PI in sextile with SATURN in CAP.
Wow, the ‘Ringed’ One meets VENUS – a Valentine’s commitment?
Not to be taken lightly, says SATURN. Could be the ‘real deal’, yet without attachment (otherwise ‘she’ swims away…).

Feb 16:
VENUS in PI is met by the PI MOON.
Can it be sweeter than this… (except in the 7th Heaven)?
Yet, don’t mix up the movie with a real person.
And swim away from confusing / overwhelming ‘media showers’.

Feb 17 & 18:
MERCURY and the SUN follow VENUS into PISCES – and start a very PISCEAN season, until mid-March.
Surf the Waves, and Go with the Flow. Be open, connect, and receive.

Feb 21: 
VENUS in PI meets (her ‘higher octave’) NEPTUNE.
Love comes in so many ways – and waves. Love IS.

Feb 25:
VENUS in PI square MARS in SAG.
Sounds like a sweet & adventurous love affair / romance novel to me… (you name it).

Feb 27:
VENUS in PI in sextile with PLUTO in CAP.
Connection beyond Time and ‘Death’.

March 1:
Surrender, and you’re IN it.

March 4:
Commune and connect, with and beyond words, poetry, and music. Be vulnerable, and open for the healing.

Blessings for this sublime month with VENUS in PISCES!


© Melanie Lichtinger 2018



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