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VENUS Retro 2017 (March 4 – April 15): Re-Emergence of the INNER Goddess <3

28 Feb

The VENUS Retro ‘Season’ is ON!

 

Birth of Venus, by Italian Renaissance painter S. Botticelli

 

VENUS presently the ‘Evening Star’, will go ‘into the underworld’ to regenerate herself as the Morning Star!

VENUS is now stationary in mid ARIES, and will go retro (inwards-backwards) on March 4 (until Apr 15).
This cosmic process will help us shift from being so Other-oriented (VENUS ‘Evening Star’ has a LIBRA undertone: pleasing, comparing, copying, judging) to finding our Intrinsic Value, and naturally attract from there (VENUS ‘Morning Star has a TAURUS undertone)!

The VENUS retro phase happens only every 18 months (last one July 25 – Sept 6, 2015).

With VENUS ‘cruising’ now in mid ARIES, close to MARS / URANUS, the inner and outer Feminine is raw, authentic, pro-active, and fresh in every moment – which IS attractive.

With VENUS’s slowing down period now (in pre-retro stationary ‘storm’ now) you might have noticed ‘early Venus retro symptoms’ and premonitions about the effect of Venus retro:

  • Have loved ones and lovers ‘from the past from ‘past’ relationships (even from different time lines) RE-connected with you, or ‘just’ shown up in your life?
  • Have you been RE-minded of, and attracted to RE-connect with them?
  • Are you drawn to be more connected with new people, but so many things are ‘in the way of making the first step’????
  • Are you wondering, what makes me unconditionally happy from within?

The VENUS retrograde phase will be a checking in on our patterns in relationships: How, whom, and what we desire and attract.

And, even more so, it’s a RE-newal of Self-Love, and Self-Value, and a RE-alignment of whom, what, and how we bring into our lives, with Consciousness (the SUN).

 

I wish I could show you, When you are lonely or in darkness, The astonishing light of your own being ~ Hafiz

VENUS retro will cross from ARIES back into ‘her’ exalted sphere of PISCES on Apr 2, and re-emerge from PI to AR on Apr 28 – 2 weeks after coming out of retro.

What’s the Truth about the Love of the Self?
Finding Self Love in the Universal, Cosmic Self…

While turning around in late PI, VENUS will almost meet CHIRON (both ‘swim’ very close to each other almost the whole month of Apr) – Finding our Medicine to Heal the ‘Love Wound’ ♥ ♥
Do you have a sense where something can open to surrender for you?

Esp. if you have Planets, Sun, Moon, or AC in late PI / early-mid AR the VENUS retro phase will be a gift for you, to let go of old patterns.

And for all of us, for the area of life related to where late PI / early-mid AR is in our charts (esp. house wise) we are invited to go inwards, release the old other-orientation, find true inner lovingness,and from there attract in a new way.

 

Come join us in a small (up to 6 women and men – exploring directly with participants’ charts)

ASTRO~PARLOUR for your journey with
* VENUS RETRO 2017 in AR – PI (March 4 – Apr 15):

REgeneration of the INNER GODDESS.

FRI, March 3
(under the TAURUS MOON – very Goddess friendly too)
3:03 – 5:33 pm

FEES:
Reg.: $ 33
Low income: $ 27
Bring-a-friend who’s new to the groups: $ 27 for each of you.

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It will be exciting to see what emerges for everybody in the group.

If you would like to dive deeper with my full attention and support you are welcome to a private session with VENUS Retro focus.

Maybe we (RE)connect with loved ones in a way that shows us why our Love matters….

 

Keep an eye on the area in your chart in late PI / early AR (VENUS / CHIRON ‘resi-dance’ these days / months),  esp. if you have planets, Sun, Moon, AC, MC there.

These sides in you are called to spontaneity in the moment (ARIES), and to connect from love (PISCES).
Maybe for the first time in a long time???


How these energies are affecting you, and how you can be best aligned with them can be seen by consulting with your personal birth chart, based on your birth date, time, and place, its unique pattern, and, foremost:

It depends on how YOU live from the energies of your chart (that’s why I find it’s so important to work with clients in person, and I refuse doing written reports).

If you feel a resonance, and hear the call to work with me come for a 1-on-1 consult session (incl. an initial 1 hr orientation session), or book a package of 3 – 5 sessions: Intentionality and commitment have by nature deeper effects. But hey, try my services out before you commit to a series of sessions!

We can go into the heart of the matter, and draw out what’s possible to help you change from within.

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Super PISCEAN ‘Ring of Fire’ Annular Solar ECLIPSE ~ Cosmic Relief ~ Loving Release ~ Deep Trust-in-Renewal!

24 Feb

The Annular ‘Ring of Fire’ Annular Solar Eclipse is coming!

On Feb 26 –  the path of the ‘Ring of Fire’ will go path will go over South-West Africa, the Atlantic, and Argentina / Chile.

 

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It will be one of the TWO major ecliptic New Moons of the Year:
Feb 26 and Aug 21
(Total Solar Eclipse over the U.S.A.).

Both are catalyzing karmic pathways, collectively and for us personally, esp. if we have LEO / VIR and AQ / PI energies in our charts.

Have you been feeling the Eclipse effects (usually building up the month before, if not longer), and welcoming the ‘karmic gifts’ it offers?

Tomorrow’s ‘Ring of Fire’ Annular Solar ECLIPSE in early PISCES helps us with releasing, ‘washing out’, and re-balancing in a much bigger way what the LEO / Regulus / VIR – AQ FULL MOON on Feb 10 has been preparing us for:
* Clearing residual ‘chaos’ / overwhelm (South Node / NEPTUNE in PI)
* Re-aligning with integrity (VIR), to radiate our authentic Self (LEO).

 

This is the LAST New Moon of the Zodiac Year which begins with ARIES and ends with PISCES.

And it’s the last Solar Eclipse in PISCES for a while.
Big time Release, to Re-Connect in fresh, new, authentic ways.

 

Remember the Total Solar Eclipse (with CHIRON) in PISCES last year, March 8, 2016?
Or maybe you were ‘out’… (I was, with an extended virus / bacteria infection – a healing crisis to find inner Medicine, during that Solar Eclipse ‘season’ – For me, the theme was releasing overwhelm and unhealthy inter-personal influences, with Love AND clear discernment (VIRGO), so that I could operate and serve better again.

Since Eclipses come back to the same point in the Zodiac every 19 years (there was a PI Solar Eclipse on Feb 26, 1998!) it’s an invitation to reflect upon that cycle:
* What did you let go of, and what did you ‘breathe in’ then? 
* Where has the Ocean of Life taken you since, and what can you release with Love now?

 

Every New Moon closes a lunar month cycle and initiates a new one. A Solar Eclipse is an exact New Moon – a clear threshold and ‘re-set’ of Solar Consciousness, aligned with the ‘karmic pathways’ of the Lunar Nodes:
Lights off / on!

 

The South Node of the Moon has been since Oct 2015 in PISCES (and the North Node in VIRGO). The ‘cosmic outbreath’ / switch-off button is on the PISCES side these days / months / years, and the cosmic ‘inbreath’ / incentive / switch on button comes from the VIRGO side:
When things become chaotic, overwhelming, and exposure to them drains our energy and lowers our vibration (and immune system – ruled by PISCES!) it’s time to cleanse, discern, and to re-claim the inner healthy VIRGO Temple of Wholeness.

Yet, PISCES as the last ‘all-inclusive’ last sign of the Zodiac shows us that indeed all-is-one, the solution is not separation and being overly critical and problem focused (too much VIRGO), but to release what doesn’t serve us or is not healthy and functional, with Love and Blessings, and it can flow away, down the River of Life, or be washed out by the Sea.
The Lunar Nodes are about Balance (rather than old-school dualistic: do this, avoid the opposite).

 

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Neptune Rules Pisces. Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

A Release Ritual on the day before the Eclipse New Moon (= on Saturday Feb 25) would be in perfect PISCES – VIRGO alignment with the energies, and supported by the Universe.
Maybe you’d love to literally bring a gift to a place by the water for a release-with-love?
I got one ‘wrapped-up’ today ❤

The ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse is also SUPER WATERY = PISCEAN (MERCURY, South Node, SUN / MOON, NEPTUNE, and CHIRON all in PISCES!).

And, as always with the Eclipses (twice a year, a pair of Lunar and Solar Eclipse occur), it catalyzes what’s going on in the Astro sphere otherwise. Esp. if they happen in omni-connected PISCES…

 

On that note, here is the Eclipse chart:

 

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The PISCES ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse helps us wash out PISCEAN endings, and ignite ARIES-like new beginnings:
Most planetary energies ‘wrap’ round the ‘Birthing Point’, between PI and AR!
A great boost for release and renewal!
Maybe we experience Life and see the World in a whole new way?

 

And: No Planets in fixed signs! Nothing to get attached or hold on to. Nothing to resist…
All is fluid and ephemeral. 
Mirrors and masks… reminds me: it’s also the Carnival weekend – naturally synchronized!

MERCURY will enter PISCES tomorrow Feb 25, and sail the universal waters until March 13 – a very fluid mental sphere to tune into – artistic, all connected, intuitive downloads come easy, yet we can get also overwhelmed by being super open to the randomness of influences.
MERCURY in PI will meet NEPTUNE on March 4, the PI SUN on March 6, CHIRON on March 10, and square SATURN in SAG on March 12.
We can surf these energies by connecting our mind in Oneness, letting Spirit and Consciousness ‘rule’, being open for teachings and healing in the Love that IS, and even dropping old conditioned and hard-wired ‘stories’ and beliefs.

And as we tap into the Cosmic Self (NEPTUNE) we can easily release illusion and delusion. It’s all a game of appearances…

Let’s be the attachment-free Buddhas and Surfers, in the Waters of Love! ❤

 

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There’s even a mutable T-Square forming, from the Nodes in PI – VIR to LILITH in early SAG (on the ‘Phoenix Point’ – in the fresh Fire Rooster / Phoenix Year).
Hearing the Call of our intrinsic, always ‘wild and free’ unconditioned nature we simply know when the Heart says YES!
We can’t ‘go wrong’ by following the Heart Path.
Makes it easier to let go with Love of what’s not serving anymore, and embracing the New, with Trust, and Rising like a Phoenix!
LILITH will square MERCURY on Feb 27, and the Nodes on March 10, so the energy is building right after the Eclipse, and into mid-March.

 

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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

SATURN, further ‘ahead’ in late SAG, is now in alignment with the Galactic Centre = 26 – 28° SAG (from end of Feb until end of May, esp. stationary there end of March and throughout April, since it will go retro on Apr 6 in the GC!)).

The Galactic Centre at the end of SAG – close to the ‘Integrity Point’ to CAP is about the ultimate Unknown that points us to the Wisdom and Knowing of the Spiritual Heart, and to ultimate Trust in the Journey.

With SATURN activating the GC this Spring, there can be (for the ego) challenging tests and initiations into the ultimate ‘Black Hole’ of what we ‘can’t know’ yet deep down something knows. SATURN in SAG gives us cause-effect feedback, and shows how it is to be in the Freedom of our Truth and Trust, and on our Heart Path, rather than going into separation and judgment towards others. Let’s keep on walking…. – Jumping through the Ring of Fire helps!

 

Lots of ARIES energy is UP too, in the Eclipto-sphere and chart, with ‘Amazon’ VENUS, and: MARS – meeting URANUS on the DAY of the Eclipse!

Now that’s quite the starter boost!

MARS / URANUS in AR opposite JUPITER retro in LI form also a cardinal T-Square with PLUTO in CAP – whoaaa! Re-activating the epic URANUS – PLUTO square (7 exact alignments between 2012 – 2015), now with JUPITER in LIBRA involved:

  • How do we move out of and free ourselves from unsustaining and even destructive control patterns and societal structures that waste and drain energies?
  • Shiva the destroyer / rebuilder can be invoked to help us move through the transformation.
  • What sustains us deep down, through change and evolution?
  • How can we work well (with least effort) with time and natural resources (esp. our inner resources)?
  • Sitting on the fence all too long, and trying to coordinate with everyone can be paralyzing.
  • Maybe a sudden breakthrough kicks us into the NEW?!


VENUS is now stationary in mid ARIES, and
will go retro on March 4 (until Apr 15), which will help us shift from being so oriented towards others (VENUS ‘Evening Star’ has a LIBRA undertone: pleasing, comparing, copying, judging) to finding our intrinsic value, and attract from there (VENUS ‘Morning Star has a TAURUS undertone)!
Specific blog post to follow!

Ignition of the ‘Ring of Fire’!
Wake-up Calls, Awakening, and Liberation on all levels!
Jump!

 

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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* MARS in ARIES since Jan 27 (until March 9), and VENUS enters ARIES Feb 3 (until Apr 2, and Apr 28 – June 6): Let Your SuperHero/ine Activist / Shakti-vist Emerge!

3 Feb

Have you seen them dancing in the evening sky?

VENUS, super bright ‘Evening Star’ these weeks after sunset, and recently closer to MARS (orange dot to ‘her left’ in the Ecliptic) was even joined by the MOON on Monday – Wednesday – so beautiful to behold, and a super charge to download. 

The primal and initiating energy of ARIES gets now activated: First through MARS – since Jan 27 – came with the AQ New Moon, followed by VENUS today Feb 3 – woohoo!

As you see from the dates above, MARS is ‘only’ 6 weeks in ARIES, while VENUS will be in ARIES for much longer, because – you guessed it – ‘She’ will go retrograde this Spring (March 4 – Apr 15) mostly in ARIES, and back to the ARIES / PISCES cusp – RE-Emergence of the Feminine, literally.

Will be interesting what shows up in this, in combination with the Chinese Yin Phoenix Fire!

More about VENUS retro closer to the retro date.
But let’s keep in mind that the pre-retro shadow has started last weekend, so close to the Women’s March. More activism shakti-vism to follow, you bet!

MARS got the ball rolling, initiating and igniting the fiery Phoenix Spirit. We rise again, indeed!

 

Mars (Hubble Space Telescope)

 

What could that mean?

  • New vitality and Spring-like energy is emerging and arising – it all starts HERE! If you’ve been sick and weakened, you get a boost of energy, esp. if you have Planets, Sun, Moon, Nodes, AC in ARIES. MARS is natural in its ARIES domain, as a survivor, an ‘energizer bunny’, and ‘he’ comes to life when battling the elements.
  • People can get quite angry and upset – no more PISCEAN tolerating – time for action – find healthy outlets. Can be a fired-up and confrontational period, with MARS in ARIES.
  • Our inner SuperHero energies want to be launched. Let’s do something pro-active and productive with them! What matters is to get going. If it ‘doesn’t work out, not to worry. ARIES gets up and starts again, in a new way. Like a toddler learning to walk, with natural instinct and trust.

The week of Feb 22 – March 2 will be quite fired-up, as the JUPITER retro opposition with URANUS (exact on March 2) will have a huge concentration in ARIES: VENUS, the MOON, URANUS, ERIS, and MARS.
That’s quite an explosive, erratic energy. We better channel it well into dynamic outlets to fight FOR something!

 

A note on ERIS – the most massive and second largest ‘dwarf planet’ in the Solar System with a 560 year orbit. Only discovered 12 years ago, and since ‘she’ appeared larger than PLUTO this caused the whole new definition of planet vs. ‘dwarf planet’. Ha – creating discord right with ‘her’ appearance.

ERIS is in Greek mythology the goddess of strife, discord, and chaos. Doesn’t sound appealing / promising. But already happening, over the last year 2016, since URANUS in ARIES caught up with ERIES (who’s been in ARIES since 1926 – check ‘her’ ephemeris here). Definitely lots of sudden flare-ups and traumatic shockers that have caused discord across the political board.

 

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Eris – Antikensammlung Berlin

 

In 2016, URANUS was conjunct ERIS in May, and again in Sept / Oct (only once every century). France was strongly affected last year, as its SUN (July 14, 1789) was squared by URANUS / ERIS.
One more exact URANUS / ERIS contact will happen in early April 2017 when URANUS passes ERIS, to come ‘only’ close to ‘her’ again in Dec 2017 / Jan 2018.
The 2017 contacts between URANUS and ERIS will square the U.S. MERCURY (retro) at 24° 11′ CAN (where also Trump’s SATURN / VENUS sit). ‘Divided States’ – no wonder.
In my sense, the early March contact of VENUS / MOON / URANUS / ERIS / MARS (have I mentioned, in mythology Eris and Ares = Mars were siblings?!) is as least as potent as the April exact contact. Esp. since there’ll be also a Solar Eclipse on Feb 26 in early PI (close to the U.S. MOON in late AQ).

Here’s the chart for March 1 – what a concentration in AR, opposed by JUPITER retro in LI.

 

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So let’s keep an eye on ERIS, and not feed more energy into discord and strife, while being authentically ‘out there’ in the ARIES spirit. Maybe with a whole new approach that doesn’t buy anymore into division and duality, and liberating ourselves from the ‘game’ of conflict (URANUS in ARIES).

 

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Golden Venus

 

As VENUS is entering the ARIES scene today Feb 3, the rather masculine Warrior energy will be joined by the Heroine. VENUS in ARIES doesn’t wait to be asked ‘to dance’ or to be on the scene, she takes the first steps, goes for what she values, is direct and ‘in your face’.
How does VENUS in ARIES attract?
Perhaps through her rawness and courage. What you see is what you get. No more Piscean passive princess or mystical muse. Nor an Aphrodite who competes to be the fairest and ‘chosen one’ by Paris or any other prince who gives her the ‘golden apple’.

Time for the Feminine to come out in a new way!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

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SUN, MOON, and PLANETS in Motion 2017 – Overview for ‘Initiates’

26 Dec

Holiday Greetings, dear Astro~News Friends!

As 2017 is nearing, and MERCURY retro in CAP gives an incentive to be organized – here’s the no-frills overview of DATES for Eclipses, New Moons, and significant motions, by planet.
For a more ‘fleshed out’ version, check out the New Year’s blog, or come to the 2017 Parlour on Dec 29 where we check out significant 2017 transits for all participants. 🙂

Maybe you’d like to learn the Foundations of Astrology in 2017? We have space for you in our 5-week class that starts on Jan 5 (participation in person or via skype / messenger)!

 

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Light on the Wintry Path – Photo by Melanie, Dec 6, 2016

 

Voila – the Calendar:

SUN, MOON, and PLANETS in Motion 2017

 

SUN / MOON – New Moon Dates

Jan 27: AQ (Chinese New Year of the Fire Rooster starts on Jan 28)

Feb 26: PI

March 27: AR

Apr 26: TAU

May 25: GEM

June 23: CAN

July 23: LEO

Aug 21: LEO / Solar Eclipse – 2 New Moons in LEO this year, flipping from early to late.

Sept 19 / 20: VIR

Oct 19: LI

Nov 18: SCO

Dec 17: SAG

 

Eclipses and Nodes

Feb 10: Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse in LEO / AQ (Nodes in early PI / VIR)

Feb 26: New Moon / Solar Eclipse in early PI (with SN)

Nodes shift from PI / VIR to AQ / LEO on Apr 29 (until Nov 17, 2018)

Aug 7: Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse in AQ / LEO

Aug 21: New Moon / Solar Eclipse in late LEO (with NN)

 

MERCURY Retrograde (3 times a year for 3 weeks, this year in Earth / Fire signs):

Dec 19, 2016 – Jan 8, 2017 in CAP – SAG

Apr 9 – May 3 in TAU – AR

Aug 12 – Sept 5 in VIR – LEO

Dec 2 – 22 in SAG

 

VENUS Retrograde in AR – PI (about every 1 ½ years, last one in Summer 2015):

March 2 – Apr 15 (‘New VENUS’ on March 25, close to the New Moon on March 27)

 

MARS travels from PI to SCO in 2017 (not in retro until June – Oct 2018).

 

JUPITER in LI (since Sept 9, 2016 to Oct 10, 2017 when it enters SCO).

JUPITER retro on Feb 5, and direct on June 9 – Full Moon.

JUPITER opposes URANUS in AR on Dec 26, 2016, March 3, and Sept 27, 2017.

JUPITER squares PLUTO in CAP on March 30 and Aug 4.

 

SATURN in SAG until Dec 19, 2017 when it enters its ruled sign CAP.

SATURN retro on Apr 6, and direct on Aug 25.

SATURN squares CHIRON in PI on Apr 30 and Nov 2.

SATURN trines URANUS in AR on Dec 24, 2016, May 18, and Nov 11, 2017.

 

CHIRON end of PI (enters AR for the first time in Apr 2018).

CHIRON retro on July 1, and direct on Dec 5.

 

URANUS end of AR (enters TAU for the first time in May 2018).

URANUS direct on Dec 29, 2016, retro on Aug 2, 2017, and direct on Jan 3, 2018.

 

NEPTUNE in PI (until 2026).

NEPTUNE retro on June 16, and direct on Nov 22.

 

PLUTO in CAP (until 2023).

PLUTO retro on Apr 20, and direct on Sept 28.

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2016

 

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