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VENUS crosses the ‘SPHINX Point’, into VIRGO :: Inner Sacred Feminine in the Temple of Wholeness

19 Sep

VENUS crosses the ‘Sphinx Point’, and enters VIRGO today Sept 19 (day of the VIRGO New Moon 2017), for a journey in the sign of the Sacred Feminine until Oct 14.

VENUS in VIR will soon (can you feel it already?)

  • oppose NEPTUNE retro in PI on Sept 29.
  • Then, VENUS will go into grounding trine with stationary PLUTO in CAP on Oct 3
  • meet and pass MARS in VIR on Oct 5 (also the Full Moon day!),
  • square SATURN in SAG on Oct 8,
  • oppose CHIRON  retro in PI on Oct 10 (when JUPITER enters SCO), and
  • quincunx URANUS retro in AR on Oct 11.

 

Johfra Bosschart: Virgo, Ruled by Mercury

 

Inner Sacred Feminine in the Temple of Wholeness

We just boded VENUS farewell in LEO where ‘she’ has been his Summer since Aug 25. Another unusually hot Summer  here in BC Canada – too hot and fiery in the forests and in the land!
On the positive note, I trust your inner journey has shown what brings YOU true joy, from the inside out!
VENUS also connected on Sept 16 with the North Node of the Moon (which is in LEO Apr 2017 – Nov 2018) – YOU are # 1 in your life. Radiating from the Heart is the way to go, and be creative from (rather than loosing energy over watching other people’s show and drama). 

 

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VENUS enters VIRGO today Sept 19, to travel through this energy of initiation, purity, alignment, practice, service, from our intrinsic value/s until Oct 14.

The VIR side shows us that we don’t ‘need’ private one-on-one relationships out of feeling incomplete or ‘not good enough’ without them. What matters primarily is our wholeness, in alignment with spirit and soul. We offer our skills and service from that place. ‘Work relationships’ in this sense are fulfilling too.
VENUS on the ‘Sphinx Point’ initiates us into self-awareness, integrity, and service.

As MARS, MERCURY, the SUN, and these days also the dark-before-New MOON are all in VIRGO too, now joined by VENUS, we can enjoy getting things done, cleared, and organized.
We are drawn to develop healthy, productive habits (VENUS in VIR), and to build relationships, based on these values. Which hopefully also means: We don’t have to do it all ourselves! VIR can be so self contained and d.i.y. oriented – partially out of integrity, partially out of perfectionism, or even angst…
VENUS’s charm and pleasant energy brings a good balance to the frustrated and angry MERCURY / MARS energy in VIR we have seen on the weekend – which hopefully helped you though to speak up for what does and what doesn’t work for YOU!

With VENUS having gone through LEO we can more fully value ourselves and attract from there, yet also know that what we attract is a reflection of aspects (incl. projected shadow aspects) of ourselves.
VENUS opposing NEPTUNE on Sept 29 shows us, “there’s only one of us here”, in the ‘field’.

Giving off loving vibes (VENUS – NEPTUNE) makes diplomacy and considerate win-win negotiation and coordination with others easier, and it will be better received. Of course, the LIBRA SUN from Fri (Sept 22) on supports that too.
Hmmm, and so many choices, or so many people and interests to coordinate and balance, says also JUPITER in LIBRA (until it crosses over the ‘Tipping Point’ into SCO, on Oct 10 – choiceless choice??!).
And remember: The ‘deal’ doesn’t have to be ‘perfect’.

You may say: VENUS is considered ‘in Fall’ in VIR (‘she’ is exalted in PI) – what’s with that?
This too only illustrates and warns us of the shadow and ‘low grade’ VENUS in VIR:
Pleasing because of inner inadequacy, self-critical tendencies, and a need to fabricate perfection. What helps with this is the upcoming trine of VENUS in VIR with PLUTO in mid-CAP (which has a TAURUS undertone – TAU, as LIBRA are both ruled by VENUS):
As we live from essence, that is incorruptible, we are naturally empowered to not buy into those old personal and historic stories and conditioning anymore, and rather value one’s wholistic inner sacred Feminine.
The Sabian Symbol of the PLUTO station is quite telling too (more about this in the PLUTO Direct blog, closer to Sept 28, and a hint about it also in the VIR New Moon Blog – stay tuned).

Our work and practice is our temple, and so is our body. Let’s treat them with reverence, and begin every day and every new act of service as if we entered a sacred space.

VIRGO’s journey is an alignment of the human self with cosmic consciousness, through awareness, spiritual practice, and acts of service.

The New MOON – esoteric ruler of VIRGO – Sacred Feminine / Priestess / Virgin / Mother Mary, and Harvest Goddesses /– welcomes VENUS into VIRGO today Sept 19 / 20.

All of us are called to do our sacred work and practice, in this Body-Temple and Temple of the Here-Now. And to harvest its fruits, in inner fulfillment.

 

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Neptune, as seen by the Hubble Telescope

VENUS will oppose NEPTUNE retro in PI on Sept 29.
It can show up as a dilemma (opp) between our love for ‘doing the work’ (VENUS in VIR), and receiving, surrendering, relaxing, just being (NEPTUNE in PI).

NEPTUNE is also the ‘higher octave’ of VENUS, a universal loving-beingness. So let’s allow it to reach us, and allow ourselves to reach others and meet life from this space.

Working in the ‘field’ (as in: quantum field), and helping from a loving place where energy streams is a beautiful way of being with this tension.

 

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On Oct 3, VENUS in VIR will go into Earth trine with PLUTO in CAP, which has a stabilizing effect, esp. for relationships and work projects that have integrity.

By the way, ever since New Horizons showed us photos of PLUTO from the ‘Close Encounter’ fly-by in July 2016, we never look at the far-out heavenly body and  Astro Archetype the same. Love is Power! ❤

 

Hubble Mars

Mars (Hubble Space Telescope)

On October 5, VENUS will catch up, unite with MARS in VIRGO, and finally pass ‘him’.
MARS has been ahead of VENUS in the last months. VENUS in ARIES almost passed MARS early March, but then went retro to RE-new herself and her inner ‘values and vows’ in PISCES. In the meantime the ‘Warrior Planet’ MARS stormed ahead… and we’ve seen a lot of evidence for its presence. Not much evidence for the fine art of diplomacy…

VENUS is coming though… in the sign of the Sacred Feminine, VIRGO, where ‘she’ meets and passes MARS. 

Oct 5 will be also the day of the ARIES (ruled by MARS) – LIBRA (ruled by VENUS) Full Moon! Balance (FM) and Union (VENUS / MARS) of Feminine and Masculine. Calling us to show up as the Warriors of LOVE!

 

Saturn Pop

On Oct 8, VENUS in late VIR squares SATURN in late SAG:
Here we are called to discern what serves and is healthy (VIR) and to say NO (SATURN) to certain offers and directions (SAG) – esp. the ones that are too good to be true and real (SATURN in SAG), so that we can say YES to other engagement that we are aligned with (VIR).
When such a challenge arises which might feel like a rejection / limitation ask yourself: What’s the initiation here? It might feel like a test – but hey, be the tester too!

 

In ‘her’ finale in VIRGO, VENUS will oppose CHIRON retro in PISCES on Oct 10 (the day JUPITER will enter SCORPIO!), and go into quincunx with URANUS retro in ARIES on Oct 11.
‘Healing’ is at least as much about connecting in resonance, and knowing what it’s like or at least tune in, with a loving heart, as it is about ‘doing the right thing’ for the other as for oneself.  LOVE Heals!
And loving healing liberates. We’re all in this together. “You are another me”!
In Lak’ech Ala K’in! ❤

More about the JUPITER SHIFT in one of the next ASTRO~NEWS Blogs, of course.

Lots of VENUSian activations in early October!
Let’s bring LOVE to everything we do, and how we show up!

Blessings for the month with VENUS in VIRGO!
May the inner Priestess-in-Wholeness be our muse and mentor.

 

Would you like to explore the FALL 2017 Astro Weather, in a circle, and as it shows up in YOUR life? 
Come join us in the Fall 2017 Astro Parlour, next Tue Sept 26!
Here is the FB Event. All welcome, and online participation possible.

 

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to YOUR INNER ‘COSMIC COMPASS’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’ those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘HUB OF THE WHEEL’where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified WITH them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

 

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
In a world of online offers, our intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

 

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VENUS in CANCER (July 31 – Aug 25): Loving Gentleness – in the Intensity and Immensity of August

31 Jul
Fairie

The GEMINI – CANCER Cusp – Fairie Energy

Today July 31, VENUS moved into sweet CANCER (where the LOVE Goddess will dwell until Aug 25):
Show your love through gentleness and care, and if your feelings change like the tides dance with it.

Literally being by the water and IN the water is a big draw now, and can help ‘smooth’ us out and RELAX, after sooo much airy fairy energy, with VENUS in GEMINI, buzzing around, interesting in many things (maybe tooo many, and being overwhelmed, as VENUS square CHIRON in PI and opposite SATURN in SAG showed:

Less is more, heart focus is better, letting go is ok!

Now, under VENUS in CANCER, and soon MERCURY retro (into pre-retro ‘storm’ this week) 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’ from last month that sounded good under VENUS in MERCURY ruled GEMINI.

And, hey:
Home is where the Heart is – ever so true and important, under VENUS in CANCER!
When VENUS opposes PLUTO on Aug 15 you might feel in an all-or-nothing mode. Or maybe something needs to change, and return to what matters most?

So let’s take it easy and gentle, this month – enough intensity going on in August – see the ‘packed schedule’ below!

 

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AUGUST 2017 seriously rocks, astrologically & astronomically!
Quick schedule of the Highlights

I’ll write more about them as we come closer to each one.

AUG 1:
LAMMAS / LUGHNASADH – Mid LEO / Mid-Summer!

AUG 2:
URANUS in late ARIES goes retrograde.
Surprises, breakthroughs, unexpected twists and turns.

AUG 3:
MERCURY goes into pre-retro ‘storm’.
Watch for misunderstandings and do your RE-search – check out the M-r Toolkit in this blog article from the weekend.

AUG 4:
JUPITER in LI square PLUTO in CAP

Wise choices, balance, win-win synergy rather than power trips – more sustainable for the whole…

AUG 7:
FULL MOON / LUNAR ECLIPSE in AQ – LEO
Co-Creation feeds Creativity (and vice versa)

AUG 8:
08/08 ‘Lion’s Gate’ and Sirius Rising – Re-Birth of the Spiritual Sun.

AUG 11 – 13:
Perseid METEOR Showers – see article!

http://earthsky.org/…/everything-you-need-to-know-perseid-m…

AUG 12:
MERCURY in mid-VIR goes RETRO (until Sept 12)
Cultivating inner awareness, re-organizing things… what works and is practical?

AUG 15 / 16:
VENUS in CAN opp. PLUTO retro in CAP / square JUPITER in LI
What needs to change, and return to what matters most? What’s a wise choice from the Heart?

AUG 21:
Total SOLAR ECLIPSE over the U.S., on the Sphinx Point.
Re-Boot on all levels, for Self Awareness, and Serving from the Heart.

Aug 22:
LILITH in SAG passes SATURN.
Freedom to move forward, from our True Nature.

Aug 23 / 24:
VENUS in late CAN trine CHIRON in late PI, and square URANUS retro in late AR
Love is letting go – new freedom arises. Free to be ME.

AUG 25:
SATURN goes direct (after retro since Apr 6 – inner work, and inner removal of ‘obstacles’) and
VENUS enters LEO (until Sept 19)

Green light to move forward from the Heart of our Integrity, and attract with loving vibrancy.

AUG 26:
‘Point of Enlightening Insight’ / New MERCURY on the Sphinx Point.
From ‘old stories’ to New Vision.

 

LOVE helps us in the ‘storm’ – and raises the vibration from which we experience the ‘events’!

 

If you’d like to tune in astrologically, whether there’s an outer ‘occasion’ and change, or you just have ‘that calling’ I invite you to get in touch.
I’m happy to support you being re-aligned and re-empowered, on your own path, and in relationships.
August is Client Appreciation Month in my Astrology practice – celebrating its 17th anniversary – with substantial discounts on consultation sessions – 10 – 50%!
The longer ago you had your first session the less you pay in August! 🙂 .
But even as a newbie you get 10% off this month!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to YOUR INNER ‘COSMIC COMPASS’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’ those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘HUB OF THE WHEEL’where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified WITH them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

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

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
In a world of online offers, our small, intimate Astro hubs (6 – 10 participants) are a treasured way of being personally seen and involved – more commitment, a personal sense of community, and deeper effects.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

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

 

 

 

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

20 Apr

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

This is also a basic TAURUS / SCORPIO theme:

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

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

 

Scorpio

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Bali Lotus Morning Prayer HH

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

 

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

YinYang Infinite

 

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

 

Here is the Wesak Full Moon chart:

 

Wesak Moon 2016

 

Let’s see what the chart reveals:

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

What else is in the cosmic energy field?

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

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

 

Morpho rhetenor rhetenor MHNT

Morpho rhetenor rhetenor MHNT

 

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

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

Let Buddha Nature Manifest!

 

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

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

 

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

 

© 2016 Melanie Lichtinger

 

 

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

4 Feb

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 Buddha Blessings

 

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

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

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

 

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

VEN - PL Feb 5 2016

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

What a chart, eh?

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

Serving you since 2000 In Victoria BC, and worldwide

Serving you since 2000
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* VENUS in CAP connects with PLUTO Feb 5, and squares URANUS Feb 6 :: The Power of Love is Bigger than the Love of Power – and more Liberating too!

4 Feb

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 Buddha Blessings

 

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

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

 

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

VEN - PL Feb 5 2016

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

What a chart, eh?

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

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

21 Jan

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

When we know… there is only LOVE.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

venus_planet

Golden Venus

 

Pluto Heartjpg

Pluto Reveals…

 

What’s the Purpose of Relationships?

What’s with Soul Contracts?

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

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

 

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger

Aug 15 – 19: ‘New VENUS’ – RE-Awakened and Free!

15 Aug

‘New VENUS’ – RE-Awakened and Free!
Half-way in ‘her’ retro journey, ‘she’ meets the SUN TODAY, Aug 15, and trines URANUS on Aug 19!

Beyond the Drama, Find and Attract from True Self Love.
Complete Old Contracts, and REnew from the Heart.
Liberated and NEW, Show yourself in the NOW.

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Detail from Birth of Venus, by Italian Renaissance painter S. Botticelli

How has your VENUS retro / JUPITER – SATURN ‘square dance’ journey been so far?
Are you drawn to standing in the full light of your loving Beingness (LEO), to Live Life Lovingly, and ‘operate’ / work from there, in pure alignment, inspired by the Sacred Feminine in her temple (VIR)? Alignment is crucial for Virgo.

The Venus retrograde phase has been a checking in on our values, desires, connections, and attractions.
And, even more so, it’s a RE-newal and RE-alignment of the Inner Feminine with Spirit (the SUN) – tomorrow!
With the LEO / Sphinx Point vibe be aware of your attraction to show / performance / narcissism, as a compensation for the need to be seen and loved, vs. true intrinsic Self-love, and radiance through Spirit, in natural Self Awareness.
• What makes you unconditionally happy from within?
• What’s the Truth about the Love of the Self?

This Summer and Fall, old, limiting relationship patterns are ‘doomed to die’:
VENUS squares off with SATURN not only once (which happens twice a year) but 3 times (happened already on July 13, and Aug 4, and once more on Oct 10).

This dynamic can appear as a cooling off / difficulties in relationships and challenges with choices we make – which tests us: is this REALLY a good match – or what really is the purpose of this alliance / contract / choice?

VENUS RETRO per se is also a turning away from being stuck in unsustainable relationship patterns with a focus on the other person, to finding intrinsic value and Self Love and heart connection (VENUS / SUN), from which we can attract more authentically – without ‘needing a relationship’.

 

Overview of the 3 VENUS – SATURN Squares:

July 13:

While VENUS was direct in LEO, and SATURN retro in SCO: Attracting from old patterns – which trigger deep painful stuff.

Aug 5:

VENUS in the meantime – since July 25 retro, back in LEO, and SATURN direct in late SCO: ‘She’ retreats… . ‘Just saying NO’ to what’s not a good fit from a deeper (Scorpio) place, even though it may ‘look good’ and pamper the ego – or bring out more drama (Leo). No more getting ‘sucked in’ (SATURN in Scorpio can help us with boundaries there) into others’ agenda. Knowing who we are, and coming into RE-alignment with ourselves, we have to stop these patterns. Out of healthy self-love.

Oct 10:

VENUS in VIR – after the retro phase, as the ‘Morning Star’, and SATURN in SAG, both direct: Knowing what’s good, healthy, and functional for us and what our values are, we can now commit to a new focus and intentional journey.

The triple VENUS – SATURN SQUARE brings out our old contracts, to acknowledge and complete them. What’s an old contract? A soul connection, where both people on a soul level agreed to help each other heal something – even though it doesn’t ‘taste good’, can be very intense, and as challenging it is to interact with one another there can be a deeper purpose of why you got together in ‘real life’. This doesn’t mean, stick it out together. What matters is to address and acknowledge the ‘chosen challenge’. And give it time, or say clearly and consciously, NO MORE.

Here is again (some of you have asked me to re-post) the excellent talk by Matt Kahn, re: Soul Contracts, Twin Flames, and Soul Mates. A powerful ‘paradigm shifter’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2da2CQEyy0

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

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

 

Plus, JUPITER in the ‘mix’ as well, enhances VENUS, and makes the theme bigger, which actually helps us to get a bigger understanding of what’s going on, and that we need to give relationships more SPACE, and our true self more room to grow.

Here’s the TRIPLE VENUS – JUPITER ‘itinerary’ again in overview:

July 1:

First conjunction of both VENUS and JUPITER (remember their dance in the evening sky?) in LEO – the DAY of the Full Moon: Big drama? Lots of Summer fun? What’s going on underneath? Well, the meetings of VENUS in LEO with SATURN in SCORPIO are a depth / reality check.

Aug 4:

VENUS retro, back in LEO, and together with JUPITER connected with LEO’s brightest star REGULUS, near the ‘Sphinx Point’ on the cusp to VIRGO: Self-awareness shows. It might tell us that we engaged in an attraction pattern because we wanted to be seen and loved – and so did they.

Oct 25:

VENUS direct again (from Sept 6 on), and now both VENUS and JUPITER in VIR: Healthy Self-love: We don’t ‘need’ a relationship, are self-sufficient, and aligned with what serves us and the whole. We enjoy the service we offer in the world. Attraction from there can follow. Maybe we (RE)connect with loved ones in a way that shows us why our Love matters….

 

In this VENUS RETRO cycle, TODAY, Aug 15 the the half-way point ‘, Day of the SUN – VENUS alignment (both in radiant LEO!), and the ‘Birth of the New VENUS’.
Interesting that in the mythology of the Birth of VENUS, SATURN as the castrator was also involved. If you’re not aware of the story here is a good link that describes connections of Venus with other goddesses as well: http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Venus_(mythology) .

 

The meeting of the ‘NEW VENUS with the SUN today, and ‘her’ moving ‘behind’ the SUN in the Zodiac is what brings VENUS back as a ‘Morning Star’ – visible again before dawn from early Sept on. ‘She’ will leave her retro phase on Sept 6.
Spirit / Heart / Consciousness leads again, in our values, choices, and relationships.

Aug 15 happens to be also quite the ‘Goddess Day’ in the Catholic calendar: The heavenly ascension / assumption of Virgin-Mother Mary https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assumption_of_Mary.

 

 

Venus Birth Botticelli

Birth of Venus, by S. Botticelli – full image 

Check out some background notes – very interesting: http://www.artble.com/artists/sandro_botticelli/paintings/birth_of_venus

Plus:
On Aug 19 VENUS retro in LEO trines URANUS retro in ARIES!
The newly RE-born VENUS goes also into a truly liberating (or at least ‘surprise effect’) alignment with the Promethean planet.
From an authentic RE-connection with Spirit, Heart, Consciousness (VENUS – SUN), it’s easy to show up as we are, authentic and ‘naked’, in the moment.