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VENUS into TAURUS (June 6 – July 4): Enjoying Life!

6 Jun

VENUS just settled TODAY into ‘her’ natural abode of TAURUS – after a very loooong (almost 14 weeks, since early Feb, due to VENUS retro) adventure in ARIES.

A sigh of relief for many of us, since it’s been also a stressful, upsetting, unsettled time, and we might have attracted (VENUS) many comings and goings ‘speed dating’ style, yet nothing ‘stuck’.
VENUS in AR helped us magnetize and choose what we really want, in relationships (esp. in the area of life related to ARIES in our charts),  and be ok with a zig-zag course of trials and errors. Even better, with the crescendo contact of VENUS – URANUS (June 3) in late AR, be authentic, present in the moment, truly liberated and FREE in any relationship. Lots of experimentation / no expectation.

Johfra Bosschart Taurus

Johfra Bosschart: Venus Rules Taurus (and the Martian / Aries Warrior Takes a Rest)

 

As VENUS enters TAU, it’s time to settle, enjoy Life-in-Spring, and our auspicious embodiment. A beautiful, sensuous energy – ahhh!

Your TAURUS SUN, MOON, AC, or planets become a magnet.
Let VENUS show you how to slow down, cultivate pleasure and the arts, be in nature, and let your body be a temple of joy!

 

Spring by Italian Renaissance painter G. Arcimboldo

 

Not really stressful aspects for VENUS in ‘her’ TAURUS abode… sighhh (after the triple URANUS contact / PLUTO square while ‘she’ was in ARIES). Just some tweaks…


VENUS in TAURUS Aspects (dynamics with other planetary players) this month of June:

  • VENUS will go into ‘sexy’ sextile with MARS (now in CANCER) on Fri June 9 (the FULL MOON day):
    A chance (this week building up) to be in tune with our needs, assert them gently (MARS in CAN) and stick with what’s enjoyable and a good match (VENUS in TAU).
  • VENUS will go into quincunx with stationary JUPITER in LIBRA (ruled by VENUS), and into sextile with stationary NEPTUNE in PISCES (where VENUS is exquisitely ‘exalted’ – the LOVE-in-Unity), on June 19 / 20:
    Among the many, many options, let’s make wise choices: what’s really a good match for us, in various areas of lifestyle and relationship – came up for me with people, directions, and technology tools (JUPITER in LI changes direction from Earth perspective on June 9) – and when overwhelmed / inundated by a flood of things (NEPTUNE in PI also changes direction this month) let’s bring ourselves into a good vibration (literally being by the water, or in nature in general, and let Mother Earth absorb and transmute our ‘stuff’) and let go, release, and reconnect from there.
  • VENUS in TAU will finally go into Earth trine with PLUTO retro in CAP, on June 24.
    Groundedness and slow enjoyable pace and presence are beautiful and powerful – connected in the natural power of Life-in-Spring.

 

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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* Friday the 13th – Double Feminine Day, with VENUS Trine PLUTO: Feminine RE-Empowerment

13 May

So how’s it going, with JUPITER in VIRGO now direct (forward from Earth perspective) again, since Monday? 

Do things ‘work better’? Have you become aware and clear about ‘issues’, and found remedies and recipes? Do you feel more self sufficient perhaps? Whole and complete, ‘perfect’ as you ARE…

VIRGO is the astrological vibration of the Sacred Feminine and Priestess Archetype. So let’s honour the temple of our work, our practice, our body, our alignment in ‘cosmic order’.
JUPITER will be still in VIRGO until Sept 9, and , in forward motion, pointing us to outer opportunities to align more fully with what’s healthy, what works, what serves us, how we can be in our ‘temple of service’. 

Speaking of Sacred Feminine:
How do you hold Friday the 13th?

What’s your sense about its reputation as a ‘bad luck’ or even scary day?

What’s considered ‘scary’ might actually be sacred!

 

Did you know that the Norse Goddess Freya gave Friday its name? She is the equivalent of VENUS / Aphrodite, goddess of beauty, attraction, erotic pleasures, art.

The Romans called the 6th day of the week ‘De Veneris’ (belonging to VENUS) which became Venerdi in Italian, Viernes in Spanish, and Vendredi in French.

So here’s the case for VENUS and Friday.

 

venusbotticelli

Picture: Birth of Venus (detail). Painting by S. Botticelli.

 

Just for fun, here are the 7 days of the week and their associations with planets, Sun, and Moon:

SUNday

MOONday

MARSday (Mardi, Martedi) – Tuesday relates to Tyr / Tew (Norse good of war and law – equivalent of Mars)

MERCURYday (Mercredi, Miercoles)
JUPITERday (Jeudi, Jueves) – Thursday relates to Thor (Norse good of thunder – similar to Jupiter / Zeus)

VENUSday (Vendredi, Viernes) – Fridey relates to Freya

SATURNday

 

And now, what’s with the 13?

Uhh, there is a lot of story around vilifying the number 13… do your research.
The number 13 may have been purposely vilified by the founders of patriarchal religions in the early days of Western civilization because it represented femininity. Thirteen is said to have been revered in prehistoric goddess-worshiping cultures because it corresponded to the number of lunar (menstrual) cycles in a year (13 x 28 = 364 days).

 

Moon Goddess

 

Zodiac years have 12 – 13 New Moons and / or Full Moons per Zodiac cycle.
As the solar calendar triumphed over the lunar with the rise of male-dominated civilization, so did the “perfect” number 12 over the “imperfect” number 13.

The association of 13 with the feminine and lunar cycle is the MOON side of Friday the 13th.

So in reality we have a strong VENUS / MOON themed day.

Those who sowed the seeds of superstition must have been very afraid of the power of the Feminine…

This time, Friday the 13th comes with two very apropos astrological alignments:

  • MERCURY retro conj. VENUS in TAURUS – so yeah, ditto: let’s talk about the untold and forgotten themes round the Feminine.
  • VENUS trine PLUTO retro in CAP – Feminine RE-empowerment, and the established structures crumble and transform.

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

 

Wesak Full Moon (SCO – TAU) 2016 (Apr 21 / 22) : * Let Buddha Nature Manifest! *

20 Apr

Buddhist Stupa under the Full Moon (Photo: Unknown Artist)

 

The Wesak Moon is celebrated by the Buddhist world Sangha (community) in honour of the birth, attainment of enlightenment, and passing of Gautama Siddhartha, the Buddha, who walked the Earth more than 2500 years ago, and set a model for the living Buddha in all of us.

Yes, the ‘Full Moon in May’ marks the Wesak Moon in Buddhist cultures. And that will be this year May 21 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vesak

What’s with this Full Moon on Apr 21 / 22 then?

I’d like to call the SCORPIO MOON – TAURUS SUN polarity the energetic Wesak Moon – even though not in May, but it carries a strong energy that relates to basic Buddhist teachings, and Buddhist practice also offers a ‘medicine’ for them – ‘Four Noble Truths’:

The basic suffering or even just basic dissatisfaction (‘dukkha’) in the human condition is due to attachment to the status-quo, to what’s desired, and its frustration – not getting what one wants, and not being able to get rid of the unwanted.

This is also a basic TAURUS / SCORPIO theme:

TAURUS (ruled by VENUS) represents desire, pleasure, comfort, joy, erotic attraction and assimilation through the senses (with the shadow of attachment to the material and worldly plane and to physical satisfaction, hording, stuckness, greed, stinginess). TAU carries the medicine of embodiment and sensuality.

SCORPIO (ruled by PLUTO) on the opposite side of TAU takes us to emotionally intense, uncomfortable, ‘ugly’ places where the ‘muck’ and hidden, often covered or repressed material sits. This very ‘human humus’ and shadow can’t be just ‘gotten rid of’ or ‘hidden away. It’s here to be spiritually processed so that it becomes a ‘fertilizer’ for renewal – the Alchemy of life. SCO carries transformation medicine.

 

Scorpio

SCORPIO is for the MOON the most ‘challenging’ sign (while the MOON is considered ‘exalted’ in TAU, it is considered ‘in fall’ in SCO):

The MOON represents our emotions, our instinctual mind (in a broad sense of body-mind, feeling-mind), and the needs and habits developed from that place, which by nature long for nurturance and sustenance.

TAU is the sign that provides such sustaining delivery and assimilation – it’s all about feeding and reliable presence… whereas SCO rules necessary detoxifying elimination, partly through painful processes, which is not what our Lunar (representing also the inner child) side is most comfortable with, to put it mildly.

Under a SCO MOON (whether we are born with it, have it by progression for 2½ years every 29 years, or whether the MOON in SCO for 2½ days per month affects us), we are instinctively sensitized towards the need to purge and to ‘get rid of’ what is toxic and outlived, of what controls us, and doesn’t allow us to be free in a deeper sense. The process calls us to go into the ‘mouth of the monster’ and through its bowels even, while our head and ego might severely protest and resist. A SCO MOON experience can lead us to the deepest abyss of our inner worlds, yet is an opportunity to take us through it, and be regenerated and transformed through the process.

 

The SCO / TAU Wesak Moon each year is a fully solar illumined (therefore the most potent) Scorpio Moon, which brings revelation about our deepest notions for transformation.

Consciousness (represented by the Sun) has to be intent to patiently stay and ‘sit with’ (TAU quality) what comes up from the depth, for the processing. In that sense, the polarity axis of TAU – SCO can be bridged in complementary, cooperative, and productive ways.

 

The central spiritual (esp. Buddhist) themes of attachment & transformation are being highlighted in the ‘Bull’s Eye’ and the ‘Scorpion’s Stinger’:

The fixed earth sign TAU (ruled by VENUS) celebrates the physical senses, comfort and pleasure, and what creates security and grows over time, like a garden or a solid investment. Taurean energy takes roots, builds, cultivates, and conserves, like a gardener, farmer, and good custodian of the Earth. TAU likes to attract what’s pleasant, to experience it via the senses, to eat, assimilate and accumulate, and to claim ownership and territory. TAU slows down, after the fast and furious ARIES energy, and favours predictability and patience; therefore habits and routines are likely being formed. Its orientation is very life affirming, yet can lead to stuckness, attachment to the known and comfortable, hence has a challenge with change and letting go.

The fixed deep water sign SCO (ruled by PLUTO) in contrast to the ‘above ground’ Taurean world, penetrates the underground / underworld / underbelly, which can be a painful process (TAU – SCO also represent the pleasure – pain, and life – death axis), yet sharply points out where deep ‘down under’ transformational ‘digestion’ and purging release of something that is actually already dead needs to happen, so that it can become a fertilizer for new life.

Just as in late Oct – late Nov the leaves rot and go under the earth, the Scorpionic energy takes us to emotionally deeply affecting processes that have nowhere to go but down and through, so that the alchemical work can be performed.

 

In Buddhist tradition, the image of the Buddha floating on a (Taurean) lotus flower that blossoms so purely and beautifully while being rooted in the (Scorpionic) mud swamp, represents the enlightened quality, rooted in real-life human suffering and compassion.  

 

  • SCO was been quite the ‘boot camp’ for humanity also, under SATURN in SCO (Fall 2012 – Sept 2015), and we are integrating its lasting effects now: to process, purge, get to the bottom of things, and find completion and closure: A karmic harvest.
  • MARS, now retro (since Apr 17, until June 29) will also go back to end of SCO (May 27 – Aug 2), and provide us with energy to go into our deepest, darkest places from which liberation (the Phoenix Point to SAG) arises. Let’s be brave, inner warriors!
  • LILITH (now at the end of LIBRA) will enter SCO (in her 9-year cycle) on May 21, for 9 months, to show us our True and Unconditioned Nature in the dark and magical places. What is true intimacy with and as Life?

The peaceful (inner) Buddha ‘beyond satisfaction’ sits on a beautiful Lotus flower (SUN in TAU) that has its roots in the ‘deep, dark and dirty’ swamp (MOON in SCO).

 

Bali Lotus Morning Prayer HH

Early Morning Prayer – Lotus with Orb – Photography by Helga Hendricks

 

The Yin-Yang is a perfect symbol for a balancing the Yin / Lunar and Yang / Solar influences in us, under each Full Moon, but esp. under this very astrologically potent (SCO – TAU) and spirited Wesak Moon.

YinYang Infinite

 

The Wesak Full Moon is a magnificent divine and meditative moment-in-time, when transformation (SCO) can be anchored (TAU). When attachment to longing, or ‘even’ to pain, incl. feeding those ‘hungry ghosts’ (TAU) that show up in obvious or subtle personal and collective / cultural addictions and compulsions (more consumption, information, work, entertainment, nothing is never enough…) can be put into the bonfire of the soul (SCO), so that the deep Alchemy can do its job.

 

Here is the Wesak Full Moon chart:

 

Wesak Moon 2016

 

Let’s see what the chart reveals:

The Full Moon holds the ground, and ‘underground’, through the fixed TAU – SCO axis MERCURY in TAU is the only fixed planet presently – and will go retrograde on Apr 28 (stay tuned for the Astro~News blog) – hence into ‘storm’ on the Full Moon day! We really need anchoring of energy these days!

What else is in the cosmic energy field?

As above so below and within….we ARE the field, and the catalysts for evolution and liberation:

  • A lot is getting ‘ignited’ (ARIES), and authentic choices need to be made (LILITH in LIBRA) that are also sustaining, soulful, and serve the highest purpose (PLUTO in CAP). This cardinal energy has been strongly with us, esp. with the New Moon / PLUTO in CAP (Jan 9) and recent New Moon / URANUS in AR (Apr 7). Pretty intense, and exciting (or unsettling). Transformation – Liberation.
  • VENUS in AR just squared stationary PLUTO in CAP (Apr 19), and ‘she’ will unite with URANUS in ARIES just after the Full Moon (once a year) – Let’s channel the energy that can be a draw to much quick newness but nothing sticks and is sustainable rather into a higher vibration of: In Love with Liberation from (and through) the Depth!

 

Morpho rhetenor rhetenor MHNT

Morpho rhetenor rhetenor MHNT

 

  • A multiple mutable T-Square can swirl us around, and shake us up...:
    JUPITER retro / Lunar North Node in VIR, opposite NEPTUNE / Lunar South Node / CHIRON in PI, and both poles squaring MARS retro and SATURN retro in SAG – whoa! When things are overwhelming, ‘messy’, chaotic, and we are concerned about ‘loosing it’, going under, being wayyy to sensitive and influenced by everything (South Node / CHIRON in PI – close to the area of the Total Solar Eclipse  on March 8) we are invited to do some clearing, a healthy wellness practice, and know we ARE whole, we are perfect, and aware of what our remedy is – perhaps being in authentic, fulfilling service (JUPITER retro in VIR with the North Node). MARS / SATURN, both retro in SAG are the outlet: Finding our path from within (rather than being so distracted and unfocused, wondering “where shall I go?”.  Let’s pull the energy back, go deeper, and start from the Heart! 
  • NEPTUNE in PI, opposite JUPITER in VIR (all April / May), and square with SATURN retro in SAG (June) is the big background theme of the mutable T-square: Do what comes from the Heart. Know your are whole, we’re all in this together, and all is ONE. CHIRON / NEPTUNE in PI remind us that allowing and being with what IS, in Oneness Consciousness, offers healing and is a profound timeless teaching.

Buddha Nature is everywhere, just as nature by nature is always in interconnected union, yet it can’t be held or grasped…(even photographs are merely frozen moments in the flow of life…). And there’s always more to emerge (no need to grasp! 🙂 )
Let’s be AS Nature, naturally giving and releasing, creatively blossoming and transforming!

Let Buddha Nature Manifest!

 

Buddha_Blessing

Here is a beautiful chant and imagery for the universality of life: Nothing but Everything

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2rZNsqS-aw&feature=related

 

If you feel called, please feel most welcomed to join our Astrological Wesak Moon Circle on Thursday evening (just before the Full Moon!), starting outdoors, under the Rising Moon.
https://www.facebook.com/events/124264961306358/

 

© 2016 Melanie Lichtinger

 

 

* VENUS in CAP connects with PLUTO on Feb 5, and squares URANUS on Feb 6 :: The Power of Love is Bigger than the Love of Power – and more Liberating too!

4 Feb

VENUS now in CAP (since Jan 23) is attracted to ‘the real thing’.

Which means, we are more prone to prefer the traditional, grounded, built-to-last flavours of life, and attract people who are competent, experienced, and in general what’s time-proven, has quality, history, and / or ‘Zen style’. In the interpersonal realm, VENUS in CAP is into cultivating mature, self-responsible relationships ‘as adults’.

Warning:
Whatever you have in CAP is now a magnet – have you noticed?
Which could mean your old conditioning to take too much on, burden yourself, put important things for yourself off because duty and responsibility call.

Check out your attractions, and what’s Capricornian about them!

The big deal with VENUS in CAP will be ‘her’ yearly rendezvous with PLUTO, tomorrow Feb 5 (and it will be a whole stellium of MOON / VENUS / PLUTO / MERCURY on that day!) – what a gravitation!

VENUS’s conjunction with PLUTO is followed by ‘her’ square with URANUS, on Feb 6 – wooohooo!

 

 Buddha Blessings

 

VENUS stepping into the square ‘fire’ of the URANUS – PLUTO Square is a catalyst for a deep transformation in relationships. This transit helps (or pushes us to) connect with their essence, and soul to soul. Depth rather than surface appearances and egos. 

If you have been in a disempowering, abusive relationship with others or yourself, this has to change – PLUTO purifies and purges.

The Power of Love is bigger than the Love of Power, and more liberating too!

 

Let’s look into the chart for the VEN – PLU Dance on Feb 5 – quite the CAP concentration:

VEN - PL Feb 5 2016

MOON, PLUTO / VENUS, and MERCURY (post-retro), all together in mid CAP, and also the apex of a sharp cardinal T-Square with URANUS in ARIES, and LILITH in LIBRA!

What a chart, eh?

A client came to me 2 weeks ago whose birthday is on Feb 5. LOTS of changes in the making for her. If you were also born early / mid Feb, this ‘birthday’ gift is a ‘signature’ for your new year too.

And if you have any planets in mid CAP, mid ARIES, mid CAN, mid LIBRA these sides of you are in for a deep ‘make-over’.

  • Is fear, and are old limiting stories and beliefs (SATURN in SAG – SATURN rules CAP) holding you back, from embracing love, deep engagement and relationship with others, with the world, with yourself, with LIFE?
  • Have you been compensating for lack of deep connection, perhaps with working towards something (CAP), outer / career satisfaction (or following the Capricornian ‘reward carrot’?
  • Are you conditioned to feel valuable and loveable (VENUS) when you accomplish and ‘produce’?
  • Have you bought into the materialistic consumer world, maybe for gratification (CAP), maybe because you compare yourself with others (a Venus theme), and want to measure up (CAP)?
  • Do we really need the newest…. just because it’s out there on the market, and others got one? While the old… would perfectly do.

 

Welcome to the club… of humanity – or at least predominant tendencies of conditioning in the modern, western(ized) world.

 

Soo, as VENUS comes into (her yearly) contact with PLUTO in CAP (remember, PLUTO is in CAP until 2023!) on Feb 5, some unearthing and digging might be in order. PLUTO ‘abducts’ VENUS into ‘the underworld’ where the shadow lays, and transformational powers sit.

The theme of ‘Valentine’s’ takes on a much deeper dimension. Not so say chocolate isn’t essential – super dark one of course. 🙂

What do you really, really value (VEN / PLU)? What’s soulful connection, without all that ‘fluff’?

That theme came up already and was activated under the CAP New Moon / PLUTO on Jan 9, and now VENUS and the MOON will unite with PLUTO very close to the New Moon point.

 

Plus, MERCURY has also been in (unusual) triple contact with PLUTO, before, at the end, and shortly after its retro phase (Dec 19, Jan 22, Jan 29) which transformed our mind to be more in tune with Soul and Essence:

  • What matters, ‘at the end of the day’?
  • What is a powerful, renewable resource we have access to?
  • How does our body-mind regenerate?
  • Rather than taking too much on that we can’t manage, what would be alternatives that are at least as ‘effective’? Maybe connecting with others, supporting one another, sharing time and resources?
  • Coming from a Human Being mode (rather than defaulting to the ‘Human Doing’ and abusing ourselves…).

 

The CAP Concentration is the apex (serves as an outlet) of the polarity between URANUS and LILITH (see chart). Innovative, revolutionary, awakening forces pushing the old and ‘expired’ out of the ‘matrix’ so that the energy transforms into….? Maybe ‘simply’ realizing: “We have all we need, and more.”  

A paradigm shift, liberating us into being in our true nature (LILITH), in balance and right relatedness (LIBRA), authentic and ready for new beginnings (URANUS in AR).

URANUS, the ruler of AQ receives during AQ times a square from MERCURY on Jan 31, from the MOON on Feb 5, and from VENUS on Feb 6.

 

The CAP Concentration is exactly between the SUN in AQ and SATURN (Ruler of CAP) in SAG. The SUN / SATURN sextile was exact yesterday Feb 3. This alignment ‘feeds’ into the CAP Concentration. Consciousness IS FREE. Limiting beliefs and judgments are seen as contracting and controlling forces of the ego that pretends to protect us. Let’s check in, how the way we were parented and how we parent ourselves is holding us back (SATURN in SAG), what that has to do with Society and the System (AQ), and where true Freedom can be found…

The CAP Concentration is also exactly between MARS in SCO and CHIRON in PISCES (both are in Water Trine with each other!).
MARS in SCO (for a looong time, since it will go retro from early SAG to SCO this Spring) is a transformational activator. Well, it could even be that anger and resentment push for change.
CHIRON in PI shows that relaxing, receiving, letting go, going into Unity Consciousness in ‘the field’ IS the Medicine, and allows for the inner Healer and Teacher to come in.
Had my own share last week and this, with inner processing ‘sabbatical’, and: Acupuncture.

 

It really is a transformational, healing, and rebirthing time, for mind (MERCURY), needs and emotions (MOON), values and attractions (VENUS), and deep ‘inherited’ structures (CAP)!

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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* VENUS in CAP connects with PLUTO Feb 5, and squares URANUS Feb 6 :: The Power of Love is Bigger than the Love of Power – and more Liberating too!

4 Feb

VENUS now in CAP (since Jan 23) is attracted to ‘the real thing’.

Which means, we are more prone to prefer the traditional, grounded, built-to-last flavours of life, and attract people who are competent, experienced, and in general what’s time-proven, has quality, history, and / or ‘Zen style’. In the interpersonal realm, VENUS in CAP is into cultivating mature, self-responsible relationships ‘as adults’.

Warning:
Whatever you have in CAP is now a magnet – have you noticed?
Which could mean your old conditioning to take too much on, burden yourself, put important things for yourself off because duty and responsibility call.

Check out your attractions, and what’s Capricornian about them!

The big deal with VENUS in CAP will be ‘her’ yearly rendezvous with PLUTO, tomorrow Feb 5 (and it will be a whole stellium of MOON / VENUS / PLUTO / MERCURY on that day!) – what a gravitation!

VENUS’s conjunction with PLUTO is followed by ‘her’ square with URANUS, on Feb 6 – wooohooo!

 

 Buddha Blessings

 

VENUS stepping into the square ‘fire’ of the URANUS – PLUTO Square can be a catalyst  a huge for transformation in relationships, connect us with their essence, and soul to soul. Depth rather than surface appearances and egos. 

The Power of Love is bigger than the Love of Power, and more liberating too!

 

Let’s look into the chart for the VEN – PLU Dance on Feb 5 – quite the CAP concentration:

VEN - PL Feb 5 2016

MOON, PLUTO / VENUS, and MERCURY (post-retro), all together in mid CAP, and also the apex of a sharp cardinal T-Square with URANUS in ARIES, and LILITH in LIBRA!

What a chart, eh?

A client came to me 2 weeks ago whose birthday is on Feb 5. LOTS of changes in the making for her. If you were also born early / mid Feb, this ‘birthday’ gift is a ‘signature’ for your new year too.

And if you have any planets in mid CAP, mid ARIES, mid CAN, mid LIBRA these sides of you are in for a deep ‘make-over’.

  • Is fear, and are old limiting stories and beliefs (SATURN in SAG – SATURN rules CAP) holding you back, from embracing love, deep engagement and relationship with others, with the world, with yourself, with LIFE?
  • Have you been compensating for lack of deep connection, perhaps with working towards something (CAP), outer / career satisfaction (or following the Capricornian ‘reward carrot’?
  • Are you conditioned to feel valuable and loveable (VENUS) when you accomplish and ‘produce’?
  • Have you bought into the materialistic consumer world, maybe for gratification (CAP), maybe because you compare yourself with others (a Venus theme), and want to measure up (CAP)?
  • Do we really need the newest…. just because it’s out there on the market, and others got one? While the old… would perfectly do.

 

Welcome to the club… of humanity – or at least predominant tendencies of conditioning in the modern, western(ized) world.

 

Soo, as VENUS comes into (her yearly) contact with PLUTO in CAP (remember, PLUTO is in CAP until 2023!) on Feb 5, some unearthing and digging might be in order, and PLUTO ‘abducts’ VENUS into ‘the underworld’ where the shadow lays, and transformational powers sit.

The theme of ‘Valentine’s’ takes on a much deeper dimension. Not so say chocolate isn’t essential – super dark one of course. 🙂

What do you really, really value (VEN / PLU)? What’s soulful connection, without all that ‘fluff’?

That theme came up already and was activated under the CAP New Moon / PLUTO on Jan 9, and now VENUS and the MOON will unite with PLUTO very close to the New Moon point.

 

Plus, MERCURY has also been in (unusual) triple contact with PLUTO, before, at the end, and shortly after its retro phase (Dec 19, Jan 22, Jan 29) which transformed our mind to be more in tune with Soul and Essence:

  • What matters, ‘at the end of the day’?
  • What is a powerful, renewable resource we have access to?
  • How does our body-mind regenerate?
  • Rather than taking too much on that we can’t manage, what would be alternatives that are at least as ‘effective’? Maybe connecting with others, supporting one another, sharing time and resources?
  • Coming from a Human Being mode (rather than defaulting to the ‘Human Doing’ and abusing ourselves…).

 

The CAP concentration is the apex (serves as an outlet) of the polarity between URANUS and LILITH (see chart). Innovative, revolutionary, awakening forces pushing the old and ‘expired’ out of the ‘matrix’ so that the energy transforms into….? Maybe ‘simply’ realizing: “We have all we need, and more.”  

A paradigm shift, liberating us into being in our true nature (LILITH), in balance and right relatedness (LIBRA), authentic and ready for new beginnings (URANUS in AR).

URANUS, the ruler of AQ receives during AQ times a square from MERCURY on Jan 31, from the MOON on Feb 5, and from VENUS on Feb 6.

It really is a transformational and rebirthing time, for mind (MERCURY), needs and emotions (MOON), values and attractions (VENUS)!

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

VENUS in the Galactic Centre now… into Capricorn on Jan 23: When we Know there’s only Love!

21 Jan

Venus, after passing Saturn on Jan 8, is presently in late Sagittarius – this week from Earth perspective in the Galactic Centre. We might feel attracted to deep truths and the ultimate unknown. The ‘black hole’ can turn into the deepest knowing. That’s what we are ‘attracted to’.

When we know… there is only LOVE.

Venus will cross over the ‘Integrity Point’ from Sag to Capricorn, on Saturday Jan 23 – where ‘she’ is attracted to ‘the real thing’.

Which means, we are more prone to prefer the traditional, grounded, built-to-last flavours of life, and chose what’s time-proven, has quality, perhaps history, or simple ‘Zen style’. In the interpersonal realm, Venus in Capricorn is into mature, self-responsible relationships as adults.

 

The big deal with Venus in Capricorn will be ‘her’ yearly rendez-vous with Pluto, on Feb 5 (there will be a triad of Moon / Venus / Pluto on that day!), followed by ‘her’ square with Uranus, on Feb 6:

This transit can be a huge catalyst for powerful connections that have a transformational effect on us, and contribute to evolution.

And it helps us with transformation IN relationships, to connect us with their essence, and from soul to soul. Depth rather than surface appearances and egos.

The Power of Love is bigger than the Love of Power, and more liberating too!

 

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Golden Venus

 

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Pluto Reveals…

 

What’s the Purpose of Relationships?

What’s with Soul Contracts?

What frees the Heart?
Deep themes that come up now with Venus / Pluto in Capricorn, square Uranus in Aries

Jan 23 is also the day of the Full Moon in Leo – AQ – actually quite a ‘Valentine’s’ energy, since Leo loves romantic if not dramatic demonstrations of Love.

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger