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Friday the 13th with VENUS-URANUS: Divine & Liberated Feminine Calling…

11 Mar

Dear Ones,

Let’s honour VENUS!


She shows up as a beautiful bright shining ‘Evening Star’ these weeks – preparing for Her retro Journey
(every 1 1/2 years) May 12 – June 24.
And She shows us something about Love & Liberte – as she united with URANUS on the eve of the last Full MOON in VIRGO – SuperPISCES, on March 8
(yes, Women’s Day that-is, yet every day is Women’s Day!)
The VENUS – URANUS pairing comes only once a year. 


With the union of VENUS
(March 4 – Apr 3) & URANUS (2019 – 2026) in TAURUS, the motto is:
EnJoy freely and without attachment – follow the body. Be surprised at what (or whom?) you fall in love with – could be Freedom itself! Freedom from, for, and without any attribute and ‘opposite’ / other.

 

And what does that have to do with Friday the 13th?, you may ask…

A LOT.
Since that’s a VENUS-MOON Day
(yes! Again it’s time to debunk the old superstition myth!), and it catalyzes all things VENUS & MOON. Basically all week, bridging over from VENUS – URANUS / Full MOON to Friday the 13th.

So here’s to liberation (URANUS) from repressive institutions:
Friday the 13th is not what the superstitious world (and Church fed conditioning) would want us to believe…
It is actually a VENUS / MOON Day – related to Goddess and the Divine Feminine.

This is the first Friday the 13th this year.
# 2 will be in November.

 

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!

Birth of Venus Painting by S. Botticelli.

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, and 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 that’s the case for VENUS and Friday.

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

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

Hence, we have a strong VENUS / MOON themed day.

…while tomorrow Thu and on Fri the MOON will be in SCORPIO – trad. the ‘most challenged’ lunar position (according to the dignity system, the MOON is in ‘Fall’ in SCO) – yet that’s another matrix. This is the lunar energy that gets us to the depth and core of our feelings – not to get stuck there in the dark, but to move through, and regenerate from within.
Change happens nature-ally – let it be IN and through US!

 

Let’s celebrate Friday the 13th – and beyond! – by honouring Mother Nature & Goddess Power, and let them take us through the darkness, where we find hidden treasures! 

 

With Nature-All Goddess Love,
Melanie

 

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VIRGO – Super PISCES Full Moon with NEPTUNE: Self-Aligning & Connectedness in the Flow of Life

7 Mar

Dear Cosmic Friend on Planet Earth,

Feeling the energy building?
Seen Her in Her waxing belly, these afternoons / evenings?
The VIRGO – PISCES Full Moon is coming, on MoOnday, March 9!

 

A friend of mine took this amazing photo of the strawberry colour Full Moon in Germany – some Moons ago 🙂


And She’s special in so many ways:

  • She’s the first SuperMOON of 3 in 2020.
  • She comes on the heels of the SUN / NEPTUNE conjunction in PISCES (once a year, on March 8).
  • And also on the heels of the VENUS / URANUS conjunction in TAURUS (once a year, on March 8).
  • MERCURY will go out of retro on the DAY of the Full Moon, March 9 – opening up another almost 7-week retro free time March 8 – Apr 25 when PLUTO goes retro.
  • She ushers in the next (one of two this year) Friday the 13th of March – Day of the Sacred Feminine!
  • She’s the last Full Moon in WINTER 2019 / 20 (after the CAN – CAP Partial Lunar Eclipse on Jan 10, and the LEO – AQ Full Moon on Feb 8 / 9) – the next Full Moon will be the first Spring FM, on April 7 in LIBRA – ARIES!

 

As with every Full Moon, and esp. with this NEPTUNE enhanced one, it can be a very emotionally / psychically ‘pregnant’ phase, as things come to a peak and culmination, esp. on the VIRGO side of  anxiety, worries and concern – well, of course mainly related to the potential of picking up (PI) the apparently pervasive corona virus.

If you’re interested in an astrological perspective on the Virus, China, and the Eclipses, check out my freshly released ASTRO~News blog.


Good news:

Things come not only to a culmination but also to fruition (think: Full Moon – Harvest Moon, and VIRGO), to be released (a la PISCES via the SUN, now close to NEPTUNE, plus MERCURY at the very end of its retro phase , and in turnaround ‘storm’ until March 19).
Esp. after a SuperMOON.

Let’s allow Life to BE (PISCES), and keep doing the Practice (VIR) that keeps us healthy, well & whole, and connected, from which right action ‘in the world’ emerges naturally.

What’s that for you?
Yoga, good nutrition, music, walks in Nature (and definitely be the Ocean) are ‘simple’ and good ones in my life.
Balance (do I hear Full Moon?!) of the spiritual / psychic / energetic with the grounded, embodied Self. 

 

Neptune Rules Pisces
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

The immense wave of SUN / NEPTUNE in central PISCES (with SCO undertone) – their yearly alignment will be exact tomorrow March 8 – feeding into the Full Moon on March 9 leads over into ARIES via CHIRON & LILITH:
Transformation in the making, for Spring and New Life in Becoming!

What a cosmic tidal wave this can be, esp. mentally-emotionally-psychically!
One thing leads to another, and all is interconnected.
Domino and snow ball to avalanche effects…
Intensity and vulnerability through overwhelm and feeling confused….

With MERCURY in ‘exile’ in PI (ruling its opposite, organized VIR) and presently in retro (Feb 16 – March 9) turnaround ‘storm’, we could easily get mentally-emotionally overwhelmed and confused, since… all is connected, and we don’t have all the information required to think straight. Well, the dots are being slowly connected…
‘Gone fishing’ / time out – literally by the water, meditating, or taking extra naps has been and still is a good way of allowing things to run their course, be washed out of our system, and fall into place in a new way.

  • What’s the Medicine that PISCES offers, at this ‘grand finale’ and in transition to ARIES?
  • What’s the Practice that the VIRGO FULL MOON prescribes?

 

If you’ve been feeling so much, and being sensitive to the collective energy, you’re not alone.
‘Their stuff?’ / Not yours?

Yes and no:
On a personal level, we don’t need to take in (PI) everyone’s woes and complications, or critique / try to improve (VIR) their behaviour that we can’t change, and a healthy membrane is a good thing, like a well-functioning immune system. Yay, esp. NOW.
Good to take care of our own body-mind-spirit Temple, says VIRGO.

Yet energetically we’re all / all IS interwoven, connected, and ONE, in the flow of Life, shows PISCES:
We’re spiritual Beings having a human experience. Something to take in and attune to, even more so with MERCURY already and for a long time in in PI (even after the retro phase, it’ll still go fully through PI, March 16 – Apr 10).

You prob. heard the quote before: “Don’t sweat the small stuff – it’s all small stuff” (Very apropos VIRGO).
I disagree with the latter part – esp. as we’re facing the virus.
But it’s worth checking in with awareness (VIR) whether a situation that upset us is actually ‘small stuff’ in the bigger context of things. And yet, why do we feel it in such a BIG way? What’s the emotion / need / even childhood theme (MOON) behind it? Let’s be kind to ourselves and one another, and practice forgiveness / release.

A spiritual teacher said: “Do you experience the suffering (as a phenomenon that comes and goes), or do you (as in: you personally) suffer the experience?”
And: “The Person has / is the Problem. Presence just IS.”

VIRGO represents the individualized Self, in that sense ‘the Person’ while PISCES represents Presence with / in / as Energy.
The VIRGO – Super PISCES Full Moon with NEPTUNE calls us to be aware of what makes us feel / take things so personally even though it might be ‘just random’ / accidental / part of the human condition.
Not to over-analyze and re-affirm ‘the problem’, rather to simply BE with it and watch it run its course…

 

Waves are coming in… – Photo by Melanie

 

On the PISCES ‘side’ (which is an oxymoron, since PI is all-encompassing), some of us sentient and sensitive ones are very attuned to the ‘psychic weather’ / oceanic atmosphere around us.
Maybe we came with this gift (which can sometimes feel like a curse), or it was evoked early in life.

  • Can you, the empathic Person, avoid being drawn into everyone’s emotional field, and experiencing it as your own? Do you need a ‘shield’? Or an energetic release practice? Got a tip for you below.
  • And what of that IS actually a reflection of you?
    VIRGO’s awareness & discernment sure help.
  • Can you let go, release the need to do something with what happened, and allow things to be as they are?
  • Can you let people be who they are, rather than trying to ‘correct them’? 
  • Have you noticed how your (PISCEAN) vibration actually changes them / the situation in a better way than your (VIR) need to ‘fix’ or ‘reform’ them?
  • How do you bring yourself, and what brings you back into alignment (VIR) with your true Soul Nature?


Things flow so much easier (PI), and the Universe ‘has our back’ when we’re true to and in alignment with ourselves (VIR).
I.o.w., when I take care of myself, knowing who I am and what works for me / how I work best it can’t be ‘wrong’ for others. Maybe just a matter of conveying it compassionately.
Whole-istic Astrology is about Realizing and Living your True YOU.
Magic and synchronicities are our companions, life is more fun and joy, and we’re naturally led to do what we’re best at, and meet people on the way whom we resonate and co-create with.

Versus trying to be everything to everybody, bending over backwards to accommodate, protecting your image and social status, and building up a fake persona, not wanting to loose face in the eyes of others, and being more perfect than you are, etc. All of that takes so much energy, comes from the ego, and actually goes against what nature intended for us:
To be authentically ourselves.
HA – seems like CHIRON & LILITH now in early ARIES agree wholeheartedly.

In this sense, more BEING in natural alignment, and less ego directed DOING (as a compensation mode) is what the Astro Doc prescribes, always, and esp. brought out by this VIRGO – Super PISCES FULL MOON.
Noticing and being aware (a VIRGO specialty) of what’s going on are the first steps to nature-ally re-align.

 

How does the VIRGO ‘Earth Angel’ in us show up in this?

 

Virgo and Mercury Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

Let’s be aware (VIR) and in a loving, open, neutral place (PI), with the washing up and out of old emotions, thoughts and vibrations.
And yes, wash (PI) our hands (ruled by VIR) as needed….

Maybe even residues of the whole PISCES Age era, and our collective (PI) and personal (VIR) connection with / in it and conditioning by it, is showing up now…
via MERCURY for a looong time in PISCES, incl. retro (Feb 16 – March 9) mostly in PI, and again in PI March 16 – Apr 10! And via the (yearly) meeting of the SUN with NEPTUNE that’s been building up – exact tomorrow March 8.

Conditioned shadow expressions as the Victim – Perpetrator – Saviour – Martyr dynamic can easily play out now.
Our ‘job’ with VIRGO is to catch those with our Self Awareness.
Like, asking ourselves when energy is draining or we feel overwhelmed (PI low vibrations): Which role/s in the triad am I playing here?

Then you may ask: HOW to (a VIRGO approach) release all THAT?
I hear VIRGO getting concerned…

Impossible to resolve it all with a ‘strategy’, ‘method’, or ‘fix’, or by analysis…

We can’t keep these collective-connective waves from coming.
But we can practice surfing and navigating them skillfully
 (that’s where VIRGO comes in) and, rather than judging and resisting, BE with it all (PISCES) in a good vibration, and loving, heart-ful way.

 

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

Which of these themes are getting washed up – to be released?
They can be also seen in your chart – esp. where the VIRGO – PISCES axis is
(House/s, Planets…).
We can expose ourselves to the cosmic, universal,  unified and unifying PISCEAN Field, transmitted by the SUN & NEPTUNE.

 

Triple Goddess Maiden, Mother, Crone, with Waxing, Full, and Waning Moon, representing the stages of Womanhood

And channel the energy into this human dimension, by tuning into the grounding gifts of Grandmother MOON in VIRGO, sign of the Sacred Feminine and Triple Goddess.

How can Your cosmic gifts be actualized, put into service, and help You be in alignment with Your cosmic assignment?

 

Ahh – the Full MOON on March 9 also leads over to Friday the 13th of March (one of the two Fridays the 13th this year – next one in Nov) –
Day of the Sacred Feminine (article to follow), since it relates to VENUS (Friday is VENUS-Day) and the MOON with her 13 lunar cycles every year.

 

The VIRGO – PISCES Full Moon Chart

The 19º37′ VIR – PI Full Moon will be exact at 10:48 am PDT on MoOnday March 9.

Immediately obvious:

We’re in a VERY PISCEAN realm – balanced by the VIRGO MOON.

Mid-PISCES (which has a SCO undertone) SUN, together with its Ruler NEPTUNE.

MERCURY the ‘Messenger’ which rules VIRGO is for a very long time in the PISCEAN oceanic realm this year:
Since Feb 16, until Apr 10, and has been going retro (March 5 – 28) mostly in PI too!
MERCURY in PI esp. during the retro phase has brought a lot of confusion and overwhelm into the collective mental field, yet is also attuning us to openness, connectedness, and fluidity of the Mind

The SUN & NEPTUNE can be experienced as a vital-energetic drain. And is also an invitation to consciously BE in the vaster Energy Field and tune into Oneness of / as All-That-Is…

 

The essence of timeless Tao: Yin-Yang Balance – always dynamic and interwoven

The SUN /  NEPTUNE / MERCURY ‘field’ in PI show us: All is unified and ONE.

Letting go of mental escapist addictions, hooks and hang-ups (MERCURY in PI), or of being caught in the collective web would be so healing.
Perhaps through sound, music, dance, and vibrational medicine.

MERCURY in PI responds well to those vibrational ‘messages’, rather than being more inundated, confused, and hypnotized by ‘news’ in the overwhelm of media (also ruled by PI).
Which is not a suggestion to put the head into the sand.
Rather an opport-Unity to let go, and tune into deeper messages.

 

Big Wave Surfer Maya Gabeira

 

As we immerse fully into the PISCEAN field there is just energy, a ‘quantum soup’.
Which can be overwhelming and chaotic, for the individualized, ‘separate’ human personal self. Examples are everywhere, incl. the constant influx / inundation of media (also ruled by PISCES), paradoxically creating FOMO (fear of missing out) – where we never get enough, and still don’t know…
I guess you’re getting the picture…. 

Interconnectedness of ALL can, for our separate identity, be overwhelming, confusing, make us vulnerable – or make us want to escape, be ‘addicted’ to ‘the (temporary) state of bliss and union’, etc.
The invitation is to experience, immerse, and merge in the field of Oneness, knowing it doesn’t go away, and is omnipresent.

The SUN now in PISCES is bringing Solar Consciousness to the bigger, longer, and more transpersonal influences of NEPTUNE in PISCES 2012 – 2026, and perhaps in retrospect also to CHIRON in PISCES 2010 – 2019.

So much is coming together now…

Allow it, and allow yourself to BE.
Maybe that means letting go of, forgiving, releasing something, some ‘disappointment’, ‘illusion’, etc. (chances are in the area of life related to PI in your chart).

CHIRON in PISCES has shown over the last decade how old, early, time-transcending wounds came up in this process (esp. for those of us born in the 1960’s under CHIRON in PI, and anyone with PI placements).
As James Hillman summed it up in a Jungian seminar in Victoria a few years ago: There are two basic early childhood wounds:
Abandonment and overwhelm
 (invasion, abuse).
We might have experienced one more than the other, or both in combination. They often lead to addiction – as an escape, and / or substitute for genuine connection… Real connection is Healing.

A Review of the effects of CHIRON in PISCES over the last decade would be quite helpful and integrative.

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Crystal activated Voyager card XVII – Star, showing Kuan Yin, Goddess of Compassion – Photo and Crystal activation by Melanie

And what’s with MERCURY, now back to the beginning of PI (will re-enter on March 16)?

I call the AQ – PI cusp also ‘Kuan Yin Point’ – This Chinese female Buddha offers Compassion for Humanity and All Life Forms.

Offering Kuan Yin Blessings for China and for all Sentient Beings!

 

On this note: Is MERCURY retro over on March 9?

Technically yes, when it stops its retro motion, and is going slooooowly forward again. Which means: Next week, MERCURY is in turnaround station, aka storm, like a gear shift, until it catches some momentum from March 19  on – YES, at Spring Equinox – and will be out of post-retro ‘storm’ by then, but still in post-retro ‘shadow’ until March 30. Yes, Feb & March have been major M-r months.

The next 1 1/2 weeks are still ‘HOT’ post-retro wise, and it would be good to be very clear with agreements and communication, yet also an excellent time to also slow down, and RE-ceive messages that help with integrating the retro phase themes.

Once MERCURY is (fully) out of retro we’ll have another retro-free acceleration phase – until PLUTO goes retro, on April 25. We’ll experience quite the shift with the next New Moon in fierce & swift ARIES, on March 24.

 

NEPTUNE in PI’s need for Connection and Oneness with the Great Mother, the Universe, the All, can lead to ‘looking for Love at the wrong places’, going on a compensation course via addictions of all sorts that promise to let the ‘me’ go away for a while, but hey, it does come back each time, which can turn into a painful vicious cycle.

These ‘depleting’ tendencies can be met by our awareness of wholeness (Full Moon in VIR) from which renewed Consciousness that-IS (PI SUN) can come.
Practices that lead us to a physical, sensate awareness of wholeness, like mindfulness meditation, Yoga, walks in Nature help, ideally integrated into our life as a healthy routine (VIR).

What are other concrete practices, maybe healthy rituals you can DO (VIRGO) that help us come back into Oneness with / in Life?

Often we have to feel what’s now ripe to be healed. There may be catalysts that bring out the old wounds – to be also healing agents. Rather than spiritually bypassing the wounds, indulging in them, or escaping into addictive behaviour, how can we do our part in letting go and healing?

 

The Full MOON in VIR – PISCES, together with the North Node now (until June 2020) in CANCER invites us to invoke Divine Mother / Goddess energy that is always available to support us and all sentient Beings.
Like Kuan Yin, or Mother Mary, or many other Mother Goddesses.

We can’t ‘do it all’ but we can ask for assistance from Higher dimensions
See how your energy shifts…! And hey, it’s been said that Angelic helpers have to be asked – they don’t interfere.

Maybe it helps us with dropping resistance and separation, and, rather than trying to armour ourselves against the ‘tsunami of energy’ (since as sensitive souls we tend to take things in, and they sit and stick there, and possibly contaminate our inner environment) we can ask and allow the energy to gently leave us.

And when it comes to the corona virus, of course good to strengthen the immune system, rather than going into pandemic panic (very PI). Fear and survival mode are contagious, lower the immune system, and we re-act from reptilian brain place, and separate / isolate us.
How can we make sure to stay connected with one another, and, rather than cultivating worry vibes send healing blessings to all affected?

 

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

 

VIRGO is the energy of the Harvest Goddess,  Priestess, and Sacred Feminine who is whole and complete, clear and aligned with her sacred Self – which keeps her / us well and in integrity.

VIRGO practices self-awareness, and tends to ‘her’ body-mind-spirit Temple through clearing, discernment, sacred and spiritual practice, such as ceremony and ritual.

Which means in our practical daily life:
A body / health / wellness / nutrition practice and lifestyle.
A healthy body in a healthy spirit.
Honouring ourselves and our body-temple.
Practice Is Perfect.

  • Is there a practice you can adopt / pick up again right now that would benefit your well being?
    Something simple and self-sufficient, like:
    Cell phone free walks, Yoga, healthy exercise, getting more regularly fresh air, 5 min meditation before meeting someone, or before going to bed, blessing the food you eat?
  • Which ‘recipes, remedies, and rituals’ would your inner Mentor prescribe?
    Like:Adding / removing something from your diet, adjusting you sleep hours, or your work style, introducing certain practices that make you overall happier and healthier, a morning ritual?
  • Is there something is ripe and ready now to be harvested, as in: let go of?
    The phase after the VIR – PI Full Moon, before the first Spring New Moon (March 23) is perfect for Spring cleaning & clearing for the home and for a body cleanse.
  • Would a ceremony help release something old and outlived, and / or help invite beneficial cosmic energies?

 

What a creative combo of both PI and VIR could look like:

  • Ride the waves, be in your(!) element.
  • Your skills are what comes easy (not about ‘overcoming problems’).
  • Holding space for others can be the best service you can offer.
  • What is Service of & to the Soul?
  • Clean up with 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 service bring fulfillment.
  • Energetic hygiene.

 

On the note of the latter (energetic hygiene), here’s a very helpful practice I learned years ago from meditation & Qi Gong teacher Susan Broznitsky:

Releasing Stuck / Toxic Energy – Visualization Practice

…and yes, as we are doing the practice, we extend it into the field of Planet Earth…

We all carry energy around that we picked up somewhere, and that’s sitting in us. What we can’t release can become toxic (low PI-SCO vibration). It can be quite frustrating to feel or sense those things that are not directly ours (yet in a bigger sense they are ours too…).
We might have picked things up from other people or from the collective field, through resonance and empathy, and / or by being in a low and receptive vibration (like feeling angry, and docking on to the anger around us). As empaths, and when we have a lot of PISCES in us we tend to take a lot IN, and need to make sure we release it too.

Close your eyes, and sit (or stand) upright.
Visualize your energy body that’s you and surrounds you as a beautiful temple, or cathedral, or garden, or any sacred space that speaks to you. Create or remember that sacred space vividly, in front of your inner eye.
Now locate where in your body, esp. in which Chakra area you have taken something in that’s still ‘sitting there’ and might feel like a blockage.
Realize and acknowledge that you must have opened up doors of your sacred space to let ‘it’ in, probably in front of your body when you were facing ‘it’.
Now you’re invited to go to the back of your body in that same area, and open the doors or windows there (maybe they have never been opened? Or you weren’t aware that you can do this even?)!
Now allow the stuck energy to leave your space, blessed and transformed – since it is a sacred space. With ease and accompanied by the light. Hold space for this process. You may experience a light ray coming in from the back where you open the door / window, helping the energy to leave on this light ray.

Your experience is unique, and might have a message for you too.
How do you feel now?

You can do this practice when you notice having taken something in that kicks you off balance, and also in hindsight, even after years of ‘cultivating’ something in you.
I’m not saying, do it all the time, to avoid any discomfort… but as a tool to work with, so that the energy can flow.

This is a great tool (well, I like it, and the clients whom I have shown it to) that is easy, can be done anywhere, without even anyone noticing. 🙂

 

Other Energies in the VIR – SuperPI Full MOON ‘Field’

Call of the Mountain – Photo by Melanie

 

Mountain Medicine

Yes, still a lot of CAPRICORN energy too, activated by MARS these weeks (Feb 16 – March 30).
Which makes Earth the strongest element these days / weeks.

And the Full Moon in VIRGO goes into Earth Trine with them all (MARS, JUPITER, PLUTO, SATURN), on March 9.
A call for integrity, simplicity, humility, and an opportunity to work with what we’re best at and what’s in alignment.
The spiritual practice is a mountain path – don’t carry extra ‘baggage’ with you, and stay on track and in the practice.

MARS in CAP is a solid energy that holds everyone (esp. oneself and those in leadership) accountable, AND helps us to be mature & responsible, step up to the occasion with our cap-acities, and get the job done.
Accomplishment and completion are CAP’s big motivators.
CAP keeps it real, and doesn’t like waste of Time and Energy
(well, super relevant now with the virus).

The ‘grand finale’ of MARS contacts is only coming up – between the upcoming Full Moon and the next New Moon in ARIES (by then, MARS will be already in AQ).

MARCH 14
MARS in mid CAP sextiling NEPTUNE in mid PI.
Great time for work flow. And to be in connectedness which naturally leads us to what matters most.
There’s always primo energy for it available.

MARCH 20
MARS in late CAP meets JUPITER.
Looots of energy – for what brings out our Best and what we’re built for
(yet it might have been hard to tackle thus far).
Let’s use that energy – round Spring Equinox!
Also great for Spring cleaning, of course.

MARCH 22
MARS in late CAP meets & passes PLUTO.
Whoooaa – Power House / Super Hero energy.
Likely the highlight of the MARS in CAP Transit – and it can express on different levels:
Transforming anger into productive work.
Moving Mountains? What needs to change to accomplish this…?
Societal structures change when shadow comes out.
Deep inner work that transforms generational / historic / ancestral conditioning.
Doing the Soul Work.

 

Awakening (through) the Body, and EmBodying Freedom & Awakeness

Another earthy activation comes via URANUS being met by VENUS who recently ‘settled’ in TAU (March 4 – Apr 3).

Tomorrow, MARCH 8 – on the eve of the VIR – PI Big Wave Full Moon, VENUS newly in TAU meets URANUS.
EnJoy freely and without attachment – follow the body. Be surprised at what (or whom?) you fall in love with. Freedom from, for, and without any attribute and ‘opposite’ / other.

 

Lastly, LILITH & CHIRON, united in early ARIES are now (early to mid March) forming a sharp T-square with the Nodal Axis (North Node early CANCER, South Node early CAP). 
The on-going dilemma between doing what’s timely & required – yet not the hard / old / conditioned way – and being gentle and caring finds its resolution through being authentic and present with what shows up here-now. Apparently a challenge to be brave, yet just let emerge what’s in you. Be YOU, not their projection.
The next New Moon in early ARIES on March 24 will ‘come with’ CHIRON & LILITH.

Lots of shifts into newness-nowness!
A whole different scenario than in this outflowing, transitional, preparatory phase.

Ouroboros_Brush

Spontaneous AND perfect Zen brush painting of an Ouroboros, the mysterious alchemical winged serpent that bites its own tail. Very PISCES – VIRGO – if anything!

 

In essence:
The VIRGO – PISCES FULL MOON & Entourage calls us to be in Sacred Alignment, AND in Oneness with What-IS.


Cosmic Blessings for Wellness & Wholeness in Oneness, with the VIRGO – SuperPISCES Full MOON – and beyond!

Melanie

 

 

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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 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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VENUS in TAURUS (March 4 – Apr 3): Enjoying Life-into-Spring!

3 Mar

Dear Astro Friends on Planet Earth!

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

 

SPRING is starting to bloom here in the Northern Hemisphere, as VENUS enters TAU tomorrow, March 4!
VENUS is ‘early’ this year… since ‘she’ is ‘ahead’ of the SUN in the Zodiac, and getting ready for ‘her’ retro journey, May 12 – June 24 (all in GEMINI).

Sooo, 03/04 – 04/03 it is, for VENUS in her home domain of TAURUS!
Nice numerical-symmetrical alignment.

VENUS’s entry into TAU comes as a sighhh of relief, esp after the intense squares from VENUS in ARIES with PLUTO in CAP (on Feb 28) and SATURN in CAP on March 3. which could have evoked stressful conflicts between being attracted to the joyful, and ‘solid reasons / experience’ (or plain / hidden fear) that can hold us back.
Rather than getting sucked into the ‘Old Empire’, did you let the Inner CAP Sage and the Fierce ARIES Feminine join forces, to show where the Evolution goes, and lead on with Love?

Early March is quite a VENUS focus, as
March 3, VENUS at the end of AR squares SATURN in CAP.
March 4, VENUS crosses over the ‘Settling Point’ into TAU.
March 8, VENUS meets URANUS in TAU.

Money / value / self esteem / relationship issues? 
The build-up to VENUS square SATURN as the ‘send-away’ from ARIES, exact today March 3 has shown:
After all those experiences about blockages, obstacles, old patterns, and what NOT to repeat –
It’s Time to lead on with fierce Love, starting with Self Love.

VENUS already squared JUPITER & PLUTO (Feb 23 / 28).

The ‘Old Empire Expires’.
Yes, old societal structures, esp. hierarchical, controlling ones are changing while still trying to exert their power (PLUTO) yet are outdated and coming to an end while we’re called to buy into fear based authority but own our true authority (SATURN), as we see the bigger picture and context of what’s going on in those structures & mechanisms, and outgrow them (JUPITER).

We’re not being defined / confined by these ‘old matrixes’ with their ‘shoulds’, expectations, obligations, rules, restrictions, judgment, ‘do it the hard way’ to get approval & ‘love’, but show up with fierce intrinsic Love that starts from the inside-out (VENUS in ARIES).
Life is NOW, and we’re not into a repeat of his-story.
Time to step forward, with Love!

 

With VENUS in TAURUS,

it’s time to settle, enjoy Life-in-early-Spring, and our auspicious embodiment – without attachment, since nothing is permanent…
….knows & conveys esp. URANUS in TAURUS these years (March 6, 2019 – Apr 26, 2026) which VENUS meets on March 8 – the eve of the VIR – PI Big Wave Full Moon.
This energy brings shake-ups & wake-ups that can be unsettling for the body, for anything we value, for the economy, and for Planet Earth.
URANUS, activated by VENUS, shakes stuckness loose, and teaches us to emBody Love, Light, and Freedom.

 

Birth of Venus -Painting by S. Botticelli.


VENUS in TAURUS celebrates the Goddess in all her expressions of Beauty, Life, and Love. A beautiful, sensuous energy – yummm & ahhh!

Your TAURUS SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets and the House TAU occupies in your chart become a magnet, while VENUS visits, until Apr 3.

 

Primavera / Spring – Painting by Italian Renaissance Painter G. Arcimboldo


Let VENUS show you how to slow down, cultivate pleasure and the Arts, be in Nature, and let your Earth Body be a temple of joy!

Not really stressful, mostly a calm, grounding, and powerful ‘weather’ for VENUS in ‘her own’ TAURUS abode (one of the two Zodiac signs ‘she’ rules), once ‘she’s settled (from mid-March on).

 


So here they are:

VENUS’s Dates with other ‘Planetary Players’ while She’s in TAURUS

 

  • MARCH 4
    VENUS enters TAU, just after having been in square with SATURN in CAP.
    After all those experiences about blockages, obstacles, old patterns, and what NOT to repeat.
    Time to lead on with fierce Love, starting with Self Love.

 

  • MARCH 8 – eve of the VIR – PI Big Wave Full Moon
    VENUS newly in TAU meets URANUS.

    EnJoy freely and without attachment. Be surprised at what (or whom?) you fall in love with.

 

  • MARCH 22
    VENUS in TAU in sextile with NEPTUNE (VENUS’s ‘higher octave’) in PISCES.
    Relax & be at ease. Open for blessings to come your way.

 

  • MARCH 27 – 28
    VENUS in TAU in Earth Trine with JUPITER / PLUTO in CAP, while the waxing MOON will be also in TAU, and meet VENUS on March 28!
    Gratitude for all that’s been given over Time. As the World is changing certain things – and people! – are comfortingly solid. Enjoy the good & precious Times!

 

  • APR 3
    VENUS enters GEMINI (until AUG 7 – due to retro phase May 12 – June 24!).
    De-Lightful Connections.

 

Where in your chart is TAURUS?


That’s where you look for / find comfort, values, and connection to the Earth.

VENUS freshly in TAURUS in your… House helps you appreciate and attract in relation to these areas of your Life:

1st House
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House
You in Your Local Environment

4th House
You and 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.

 

Wishing you a truly JOYful Spring Time, with VENUS in TAURUS!

Melanie

 

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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 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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Come over / let’s meet online, for your private Astro session!

 

 

Love is Liberating! VENUS in AQ (Dec 19, 2019 – Jan 13, 2020) – while URANUS is in TAURUS

10 Dec

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

Everybody’s looking with anticipation at the ‘due date’ of the SATURN – PLUTO conjunction in CAP on Jan 12. But hey – VENUS plays a big role in the energy field as well!


For one, in her CAP ‘crone’ guise ‘she’ unites them and with them this week round the Full Moon in GEM – SAG (on Dec 11 / 12):
With SATURN on Dec 11 – their dance is visible in the evening sky all week -, and with invisible-to-the-eye but potently present PLUTO on Fri Dec 13 (a VENUS – MOON Day of the Goddess).

VENUS is setting the stage for the end of the old – transformation – new foundation that’s to come with SATURN – PLUTO.
Do it with Love & with Goddess Power. Getting real and committing to this Love.

The old top-down CAP world has to go and is changing (while – as it goes – resisting, and being in death struggle). Living naturally, from the ground-up is returning.
Rather than subordinating the Earth and all her beings (according to the old apparently sanctioned ‘convenient’ belief) – and using / abusing them for the ‘benefit’ of humanity – or rather: for greed & profit – we come back to honour, respect the Earth and Nature and work WITH them, in the cycles of life. At the very least, as urban dwellers, we endeavour to do as little harm as possible, and are consciously in collaboration with each other and with the Earth.
Very apropos AQ – which both JUPITER & SATURN will enter in 2020 – a new societal 20-year cycle starts / and also apropos the AQ Ruler URANUS in TAURUS (the sign of VENUS) (2018 – 2026).

 

The VENUSian shift from CAP to AQ can look like this:

After CAPricornian tests, (mutual) commitments, maturity, reliability, and respect comes freedom.
If experience shows there’s a lack of integrity 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 (societally, interpersonally, and personally) established structures – CAP – comes also a movement to ‘Freedom from the Known & Old’.
Are you being drawn now to ‘out of the box’ experiences and creations as VENUS moves from late CAP to AQ?

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

 

Silver Angel (Pixabay)

 

The main theme for AQ is Freedom.

URANUS, the Ruler of AQ, is these years (2018 – 2026) in TAURUS, the realm ruled by VENUS
(“Wake Up Earthlings!” And: “EmBodying Freedom”).
While VENUS will be in AQ – a mutual reception between them (‘double whammy’) reinforcing their shared themes.
Both will be in square with each other on Dec 22.

Give yourself permission for freedom  (rather than being bound by obligations) round Winter Solstice and Christmas.
Great for being with friends, and for gatherings in circles of like-spirit beyond the ‘boundaries’ of convention and predictability.


Maybe through this way of being together we’re already supporting to let go of old CAP modes of rules, expectations, obli-gifts, shoulds, martyrdom, Christmas guilt trips and the alike, and help the Old Empire to expire… while supporting the composting of it into a world of genuine Community in Freedom.

An exciting time – be open for surprises!
VENUS in AQ will not just span over Christmas & New Year’s…
But, ‘she’ will witness
  • The Christmas New Moon / CAP Partial Solar Eclipse on Dec 25
  • The Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse in CAN – CAP on Jan 10
  • The turnaround of URANUS – Ruler of AQ – also on Jan 10, and
  • The epochal SATURN – PLUTO conjunction on Jan 12.

Let’s come together with your blood Family in Freedom (hey, other Humans to share this Earth Journey with!), and with our Family of Spirit, and be in Community in Freedom and Collaboration.

 

Cloudy Phoenix (goes with Mercury in SAG & Venus in AQ) – Photo by moi 

 

Planet ‘Dates’ of VENUS in AQ (Dec 19, 2019 – Jan 13, 2020)

Not so many directly – rather indirectly, via the inner connection with URANUS now in TAURUS.
They culminate round Winter Solstice.

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:

 

DEC 21 – Winter Solstice
VENUS freshly in AQ sextiles stationary CHIRON in early AR.
The waning MOON in SCO squares VENUS in AQ.

Good to process and release deep stuff – if possible with good friends or in a trusted group.
Showing up in authentic ways sets your Love Free and is healing.

 

DEC 22
VENUS in AQ in square with URANUS in TAU.
EmBody Freedom, and EnJoy Liberating Life & Love! 

 

DEC 28
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.

 

JAN 6 – Epiphany
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.

 

JAN 13
The waning 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.

 

JAN 13 – FEB 7
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…

URANUS Rules AQUARIUS
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

…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 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.
Your attractions mirror it.

What’s with the freedom you give to yourself?
Are you a good friend to yourself?

 

VENUS in AQ transiting in your… House relates 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.

 

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

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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!  

 

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Come over / let’s meet online, for Your private Astro session!
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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?

 

NOV 1
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:

 

ASTROLOGY Supports INNER ALCHEMY

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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.

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In doubt, ask me, and I look it up for you.
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RELATIONSHIP Sessions for Couples also available – please inquire.

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Blessings for the VENUSian Infusion & Alchemy!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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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.

 

 

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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VENUS enters LEO (July 27 – Aug 21): Love Yourself & Show Your Love!

16 Jul

Boom – here comes the not-to-be-missed Summer Glory of VENUS in LEO!

Quite the fiery end-of-July week – no boredom:

  • The SUN enters its glow-rious LEO domain on July 22 – Bring on the Summer heat!
  • MARS in fiery LEO goes into Fire Trine with JUPITER retro / stationary in SAG, on July 25 – Lots of energy for passion and adventure – caramba!
  • And: Lady VENUS enters the LEO domain on July 27 – meowy roarrr!

Celebrate, Let your Hair down, Show your Mane, and most of all: 
Live Life Lovingly!

 

What’d got to show us?
Your LEOnine side will be quite the radiant magnet these weeks!

Don’t be shy, SHINE!

Show Time, Glow & Glamour Time… and foremost: Show your LOVE!

 

Rather than… being in the low vibrationall compensations of: being too self enamored, narcissistic, a high maintenance / spoiled brat / diva (the shadow sides of LEO that everyone else BUT the LEO sees, hilarious actually…).

VENUS will be in LEO until Aug 21, adding to the Summer Radiance, and a good balance to the otherwise quite retro & introspective Summer (Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto are all already / soon retro). 

 

What’s ‘she’ up to, during her ‘cat walk’?
Whom / which other Archetypes does ‘she’ go into contact with, sizzlingly so, while in LEO?

 

JULY 27
VENUS enters LEO (until Aug 21).
Warm Summer Radiance from the Heart Attracts!

 

JULY 31
The almost-New MOON (6 1/2 hrs before the New Moon) in LEO meets VENUS ‘Morning Star’.
Sweet and sparkling Celebration of Life & Love.

 

AUG 1
VENUS in Fire Trine with CHIRON retro in AR.
A New Love?
A fresh way of being authentically present from the inside-out (CHIRON retro in ARIES), self-loving / life-loving (VENUS in LEO), naturally brilliant and magnetic.

 

AUG 2
VENUS square URANUS in TAU.
No room for old sticky attachments.
Set yourself free, and love yourself. Set your Heart on Fire!

 

AUG 8
VENUS in Fire Trine with JUPITER retro / stationary in SAG.
Go all out, and radiate generously. What a time to en-joy Life and be on a Summer adventure!
Yet you know it’s all a reflection of Self Love.

 

AUG 9
VENUS quincunx SATURN retro / the South Node in CAP.
Can you be done with working so hard to be acknowledged and loved, and start with a healthy dose of Self Love? It’s your life. Live the Love!
The radiant, creative, loving Divine Feminine and Inner Goddess attracts without needing to prove anything!

 

AUG 11 
VENUS quincunx with (‘her’ higher octave) NEPTUNE retro in PI:
A Love Affair with the Universe. Don’t take things too purrrsonally. Love is letting go, and letting BE. Tune into the Divine Feminine & Universal Love.

 

AUG 13
VENUS meets the SUN in LEO, and goes quincunx PLUTO retro in CAP:
Dedicate your Love to the Well-Being of All. Find Soul Love that never gets old, and isn’t even time-bound. You are the One Love. Yours to radiate.

 

AUG 21
VENUS crosses over the ‘Sphinx Point’ into VIR (there until Sept 14):
From the Queen to the Priestess. Bringing our Love into Service and Alignment.

 

 

VENUS in LEO attracts and magnetizes what relates to Self Expression. 
Which you can access most easily via the area of life related to LEO in your chart:

 

1st House:
How you show up. Show your Colours and BE Yourself!
You attract reflections of your radiant Nature.

2nd House:
What you have and value – Your creativity, warmth and confidence are attractive gifts!

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

4th House:
Your home – The Heart and Inner Child call you Home!

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

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

7th House:
Your significant others – Artists and actors? Narcissists? Big kids? Truly creative and naturally confident ones? 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 in style – or ‘simply’ where you can play and have fun! Learn about the nature of Self.

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

11th House:
Your community – Not afraid to show themselves.

12th House:
Your oneness with ALL – the Real Love of he Self-in-All

 

This is to a Heart-fully passionate and creative month with VENUS in LEO!
En-JOY!

 

Check out the Astro Experiences & Creations in the next while – cooked up with Love: 

  • Astro~Archetypes Summer Immersion, starts AUG 1, right after the LEO New Moon!
  • Medicine Horses & Astrology Gathering @ Chiron Medicine Horses in Coombs BC in early / mid August, date tbc – stay tuned for a FB event page. Here’s a link to the one from last year.
  • EmBody Astrology in Nature wants to be created and shared again in August. Here’s a link to the recent meeting on July 11 as a model.
  • Jupiter Journaling Journey, planned for August / Sept too –
    I keep you posted on my FB page.

You’re welcome to join us!

 

© 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.
They’
re most ‘UP’ between July 16 – 18, round the Full MOON / PLE. 

 

JULY 3
VENUS enters CANCER

 

JULY 8
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….

 

JULY 18
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?

 

JULY 24
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’…

 

 

Check out the Astro Experiences & Creations in the next while: 

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

 

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

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Would you like to tune into the astrological transits of the Summer, in your own chart and life?
Come on over in Victoria / come on in online via zoom to a customized Astro session.
If your birthday is coming up you get 10% discount in your bday week.
An Astro birthday session is a great self-gifting that many clients treat themselves to.

Maybe it’s time to fully benefit from a 3- or 5- sessions coaching sequence?
Just email me (licht@islandnet.com) if you’d like to discuss options.

Please find upcoming Astrology workshops, classes, Parlours, EmBody Astrology on July 11 – very much apropos MERCURY retro & MARS in LEO square URANUS in TAU – as we express & emBody freely what shows up (no acting though!), as well as offers, plus almost daily updates (more frequently than here on the Blog), incl. videos, on my FB Page:

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SCO-TAU Wesak Moon (May 18) – Sit in the Buddha Hub!

17 May

WESAK MOON Blessings,
Dear Reader in the Astrology ComMOONity!

 

The Wesak Moon is celebrated by the Buddhist world Sangha (community), in honour of the birth, attaining 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.

The Full Moon in May traditionally marks the Wesak Moon in Buddhist cultures, and that falls this year on May 18, with the MOON in late SCO and the SUN in late TAU.

The SCORPIO MOON – TAURUS SUN polarity aligns with the astrological Wesak Moon (see chart below).
It expresses the gist of basic Buddhist teachings, which in turn can help us be conscious of (SUN) and emotionally go into and transform (MOON) the core (SCO) of the matter (TAU)!

 

One essential question in Buddhism is:
Why do we humans suffer, or are even ‘just’ dissatisfied / discontent 
(‘dukkha’) in life?

The answer is simple and obvious – yet still, it’s over and over again revolutionary to see it this way (why do we forget?!):
Because of our attachments to what we desire, and their frustration – not getting what we want, and not being able to get rid of the unwanted and painful. Which is… very TAURUS – SCORPIO!

 

Well, being in NYC these days before and around the Wesak Moon is a living example of the SCO – TAU axis.
NYC’s Taurean birthday was yesterday (see my post). Obviously, she isn’t called Big Apple for no reason, famous for the Taurean ‘candy store’ of sensual input and consumption, incl. a delish and culturally diverse food culture. Well, you need Taurean bucks to fully enjoy it all on the material level, and a healthy body to move about…

Wall St. Bull Shoulder Rub

Plus, there’s literally the capitalist Bull & Bear (hibernating / Scorpio related) Wall St. Market, and its the ever so popular massive bronze Wall St. Bull epitome (erected as a symbol of resilience after the recession) whom I also needed to rub shoulders / horns with… 🙂

And with ‘her’ MOON in CAP, the City strives ever higher, maximizing and optimizing time, real estate, and resources of all kinds, yet also needs to control and regulate on the shadow level of exploitation and privilege.

A City of sharp light & shadow, literally via the skyscrapers and street canyons, yet also energetically.

Wandering across ‘selfie haven’ Brooklyn Bridge back to Manhattan, I naturally gravitated towards WTC 1 – the proud and shiny ‘resurrection’ of what the Twin Towers represented.

Ground Zero North Pool

Being with Ground Zero Memorial right next to it in the evening – and under the early SCO MOON above was so moving. The North Pool & South Pool are exactly positioned where the towers once stood.
Having been on the observation deck of the South Tower at my 1st visit to NYC in the late 80’s and not since Sept 11 made me feel into the grief over those who painfully died in the tragedy, and feel the immense gratitude for the grace of not having been at the right place at the wrong time…
The names of all the 9/11 victims are engraved across the frames of the Ground Zero pools – and visitors are “encouraged to touch the names”. I really felt a connection with actual humans this way, rather than just an anonymous tragedy.
Golden-lit water cascades down into the about 1 acre square pools, and from there into central smaller completely dark square pools – like black holes.
All so Plutonic / Scorpionic.

So there it is – the SCO – TAU Full Moon themes a la NYC.
Reminiscent / playing out on an intense stage what’s going on in life, in all of us.
Taurean Life-as-Spring, enjoyment, physical / material pleasure, eating, embodying, gaining, having.
And Scorpionic pain, death, loss, grief and the whole spectrum of emotional depth that bring us to the essence and change us.

What does the Buddha say to this essential polarity in life?

As far as I understand the gist of the teachings, firstly, there’s a difference between physical and emotional pain and human suffering from it – true but not always easy to do… that’s why it’s called a practice.
Suffering obviously-not-always-obviously has to do with the attachment (yes, attachment is the key – as in sticky fixed signs TAU – SCO) to the desire for the wanted and to the desire of getting rid of the unwanted and painful.
The Buddhists would suggest two ‘ways out’ of suffering:
To be aware that nothing really lasts forever, everything is impermanent. This world of phenomena is in constant flux and change – we better get used to it, and become free through that realization.
Walking the ‘Middle Path’, a.k.a. the practice of the Noble 8-fold Path (right speech, right livelihood, right samadhi….) brings intrinsic happiness.

May the astrological Wesak Moon and the Buddhist Wesak Moon bring golden opportunities for realization & practice that set us FREE!

With the  example of NYC and the teachings of the Buddha, let’s link back into Astrology and the Wesak Moon chart with its message:

 

SCO – TAU Full Moon Themes – that are UP now:

Fixed, earthy TAURUS (ruled by VENUS) is all about embodiment, enjoyment of Life-on-Earth, sensuality, assimilation (food and stuff), and value. A substance building energy.
Immersed in the realm of  TAURUS, as in the full bloom of Spring, we celebrate the physical senses, comfort and pleasure, everything that creates security and grounding, and grows over time.

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, gather and accumulate, to settle 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 formed. Its orientation is very life affirming, yet can obviously lead to attachment to the known and comfortable, to the material and worldly plane in general, and to physical satisfaction, hoarding, and greed. TAU has a strong resistance to change and to pain.

SCORPIO (ruled by PLUTO) carries transformation medicine.
The fixed deep water sign SCO (picture: lake or pond or Ground Zero pool for that matter), in contrast to the ‘above ground’ Taurean world takes us to emotionally intense, uncomfortable, ‘ugly’ and painful places where the ‘muck’ and hidden, often covered or repressed emotional material sits.

Just as the leaves rot and go under the earth in late Oct – late Nov, the Scorpionic energy takes us to the ‘grand mystery’ of the intangible, and to emotionally deeply affecting processes that have nowhere to go but down and through, so that the alchemical work can be performed.
SCO penetrates the underground / underworld / underbelly, which can be a painful process (TAU – SCO also represent the pleasure – pain, and life – death axis). This is where deep ‘down under’ transformational ‘digestion’ of what’s actually already dead needs to happen, be purged, and eliminated.
Our very ‘human humus’ and shadow can’t be just ‘gotten rid of,’ or ‘hidden away’. It’s here to be fully processed, so that it becomes a ‘fertilizer’ for renewalThe Alchemy of Life.

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 – here’s why:
The MOON represents emotions, our instinctual mind (in a broad sense of body-mind, feeling-mind), and our needs and habits which by nature long for nourishment and sustenance.

TAURUS is the sign that provides such sustaining delivery and assimilation – intake through feeding and reliable presence… whereas SCO represents necessary detoxifying elimination, often through painful processes. That’s not what our Lunar side (representing also our Inner Child) is most comfortable with, to put it mildly.

Under a SCO MOON (whether we’re born with it, have it by astrological Progression for 2½ years every 29 years, or whether the MOON in SCO for 2½ days per month affects us), we’re instinctively sensitized towards the need to purge and to ‘get rid of’ what’s toxic and outlived, 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.

 

Mother and Child, by Pablo Picasso (1921). Picasso *Oct 25, 1881 was born under a strong TAU (4 Planets) – SCO (Sun and Mercury) axis. Can you tell from his art and intense gaze?

The SCO- TAU Full Moon happens often close to Mother’s Day – last Sunday.
It’s ‘normal’ to have difficult feelings round mother(hood), as a mom or as a daughter / son, at this time of year – could be related to wounds around early bonding, abandonment, or abuse.

A time to go deep into the core of it,  and let the pain and woundedness   hat’s usually hidden  process, for transformation – which takes its time…


So much ARIES activation recently, and continuously via CHIRON too – encouraging us to be authentic in our process
(no sugarcoating, and playing nice).


And (as you can see in the chart below, and prob sense in ‘real life) soo much TAU now – VENUS / URANUS, also exact tomorrow May 18, and SUN / MERCURY (exact May 21) –
with URANUS being the main and ‘lasting’ one (until 2026) encouraging and ‘kicking’ us like Buddha the Awakener into freedom from the known and attached, and into embodying the liberation.
A theme for the coming 7 years still – we’re just on the brink of it. Esp. relevant for all our fixed sign themes (Sun / Moon / AC / Planets in TAU, LEO, SCO, and AQ). I’m sure you’ve noticed…

The SCO / TAU Wesak Full Moon each year is a fully solar illumined (therefore the most potent) SCO MOON that reveals our deepest needs for transformation.

With our conscious Self (represented by the SUN) we have to patiently stay and ‘sit with’ (TAU quality) what comes up from the depth, for the processing.

Astro~Alchemy sessions are here to help you shed light on things from deep levels, and get the process going.
Get in touch with me if you’d like to hear more about it, or discuss how it can be beneficial for you.
Or – esp. if you’re already my client let’s directly book a session at this potent time of year. Get in touch with me via my FB page (link on the bottom).
I’m en route for 6 weeks, and available online (no attachment to meeting me physically in Victoria 🙂 )

 

Bali Morning Prayer – Photo by Helga Hendricks

 

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

  • Where do your swampy roots show up, these days?
  • Can you ‘sit’ with it all, open to the light of consciousness?
  • And how can you dwell in the Buddha hub of calm within enjoyment and pain?

The Wesak Full Moon is a magnificent divine and meditative moment-in-time, when transformation (SCO) can be anchored (TAU).
Our attachment to desires and longing for what we want and don’t have, or ‘even’ to pain / suffering / complaining / feeding those ‘hungry ghosts’ (TAU – SCO) that show up in obvious or subtle personal and collective / cultural addictions and compulsions (more consumption, information, work, entertainment, nothing’s ever enough…).
All these manifestations of  attachments can be put into the bonfire of the soul (SCO) so that the deep Alchemy can do its job.

 

YinYang Infinite

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

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

 

 

Here is the astrological Wesak Full Moon chart:

 

As you see, the SCO MOON ‘sits’ all by herself, only aspected by the opposition to the SUN / MERCURY (while everybody else seems to have a good time…).
This could show up as encapsulated / exiled / repressed emotions that are now fully highlighted.
Do yourself a favour, slow down (TAU) and sit with what needs to be tended to, on deep levels.
No need to get stuck in the process – you can be carried through, and come out transformed and re-grounded in your Earth Body.

Looots of Earth in the chart and energy field these days!
With a supportive / opportune Earth Trine from the SUN / MERCURY in late TAU to SATURN retro / SN / PLUTO retro, clustered together in late CAP.
So here’s the opportunity to ‘Let the Old Empire Expire’ as I call the theme that’s concentrated these years 2019 / 20, with SATURN / PLUTO / South Node close together in CAP (esp this Spring, and again strong / culminating with the SAT – PLUTO conj. on Jan 12, 2020.
What’s your ‘old regime’ (hint: power / control themes)?

And to sit a la TAU with what’s here-now, enJoy Life with all its blossoming expressions – without getting attached. Basically, as the smiling Buddha would.

Plus, the SUN / MERCURY and the North Node in CAN form a rare Yod to JUPITER retro in SAG. A ‘celestial pointer’ / ‘Finger of God’ pointing to the inner Guru (JUPITER retro) – a wise, gentle & compassionate (CAN NN) and common sense (SUN / MERCURY in TAU) mentor. Like your grandmother… 🙂

VENUS in her Taurean abode meeting URANUS also tomorrow May 18 is a wake-up call to EnJoy EmBodying Freedom.
For some of us, this may mean the freedom from what’s been stifling and stuck, from old fears that have proven redundant when actually at the situation, and the alike. You may also be drawn to (VENUS) a new Freedom for… yet don’t get attached, experiment, and see. 
Ultimately, as Krishnamurti would point out brilliantly(!), it’s about Freedom without an opposite (as in: from / for), since otherwise it pretends to be Freedom but isn’t the real deal. Fake Freedom so-to-say. Similarly – again quoting K., and enquiring myself: What is Love (VENUS) that has no opposite?
K’s Taurean human birthday was May 12.

 

That takes us full circle.

A good place to hand it over to the Wesak Moon herself…

Many Blessings now-as-always!
Melanie

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

 

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VENUS into TAURUS (May 15 – June 8): Enjoying Life-in-Spring!

9 May

Dear Astro Friends on Planet Earth!

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

 

SPRING is in full bloom here in the Northern Hemisphere, as VENUS enters TAU on May 15!

She follows MERCURY who already entered TAU on May 6, helping us to slow down the super active mind (post-ARIES) and helping us get us in touch with what we really value & enjoy (here’s the Mercurial article).

Now with the SUN, MERCURY, and also VENUS in TAURUS, it’s time to settle, enjoy Life-in-Spring, and our auspicious embodiment – without attachment, since nothing is permanent…

A beautiful, sensuous energy – yummm & ahhh!

 

Birth of Venus -Painting by S. Botticelli.

VENUS in TAURUS celebrates the Goddess in all her expressions of Beauty, Life, and Love.

Your TAURUS SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets and the House TAU occupies in your chart become a magnet, while VENUS visits, until June 8.

Let VENUS show you how to slow down, cultivate pleasure and the Arts, be in Nature, and let your Earth Body be a temple of joy!

 

Primavera / Spring – Painting by Italian Renaissance Painter G. Arcimboldo

Not really stressful, mostly a calm, grounding, and powerful ‘weather’ for VENUS in ‘her own’ TAURUS abode (one of the Zodiac signs ‘she’ rules)

The entry into TAU comes as a sighhh of relief, esp after the intense square from VENUS in ARIES with SATURN retro / South Node / PLUTO retro in CAP on May 7 – 9 which could have evoked conflicts between being attracted to the New & joyful, and ‘solid reasons / experience’ (or fear) that can hold us back. Rather than getting sucked into the ‘Old Empire’, did you let the Inner Sage and the Fierce Feminine join forces, to show where the Evolution goes, and lead on with Love?

Just before ‘landing’ in TAU, on May 14, VENUS in ARIES (ruled by MARS) goes into sextile (a VENUS aspect) with MARS in GEMINI. 
Upward-onward, into a new de-lightful Dance & Alchemy!

And at the entrance to the Taurean realm, VENUS meets URANUS!


So here they are:

VENUS’s Dates with other ‘Planetary Players’ while She’s in TAURUS

 

  • MAY 15
    VENUS enters TAU, just after having been in sextile with MARS in GEMINI.
    Enjoyable landing, after a de-lightful Dance & Alchemy!

 

  • MAY 16
    VENUS freshly in TAU sextiles LILITH freshly in PI.
    Slow down, relax, and dive into what brings you Joy and one with your True You!

 

  • MAY 18 – Day of the SCO – TAU Wesak Full Moon!
    VENUS newly in TAU meets URANUS.

    EnJoy freely and without attachment. Be surprised at what (or whom?) you fall in love with.
    Could be the Buddha in you.

 

  • MAY 30
    VENUS in TAU in sextile with NEPTUNE (VENUS’s ‘higher octave’) in PISCES.
    (well, it’s also a very activated yet waning MOON in ARIES day)
    Relax & be at ease. Open for blessings to come your way.

 

  • MAY 31 – JUNE 2
    VENUS in TAU in Earth Trine with SATURN / PLUTO both retro / South Node in CAP, and quincunx with JUPITER retro in SAG, while the waning MOON will be also in TAU, and meet VENUS on JUNE 1.
    Gratitude for all that’s been given over Time. As the World is changing certain things – and people! – are comfortingly solid. Enjoy the good & precious Times!

 

  • JUNE 8
    VENUS enters GEMINI (until July 3).
    De-Lightful Connections.

 

Where in your chart is TAURUS?


That’s where you look for / find comfort, values, and connection to the Earth.

VENUS freshly in TAURUS in your… House helps you appreciate and attract in relation to these areas of your Life:

1st House:
Your Presence and Sense of Self

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

3rd House:
You in Your Local Environment

4th House:
You and 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.

 

Wishing you a truly JOYful Spring Time, with VENUS in TAURUS!

 

© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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