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

6 Jun

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

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

Johfra Bosschart Taurus

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


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

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


Spring by Italian Renaissance painter G. Arcimboldo


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

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

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



© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger




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RE-Emergence of the Inner Goddess <3 ‘New VENUS’ on March 25!

24 Mar

As VENUS retrograde meets the SUN on March 25 – a ‘NEW VENUS’ is born, ‘in the underworld’, to regenerate herself as the Morning Star!


Venus Birth Botticelli

Birth of Venus – BotticelliVENUS will still go retro until Apr 15, but the important half-way point is reached.


This cosmic process is helping us shift from being so Other-oriented (VENUS ‘Evening Star’ with a LIBRA undertone: pleasing, comparing, copying, judging) to finding our Intrinsic Value, enjoying ourselves, and naturally attracting from there (VENUS ‘Morning Star has a TAURUS undertone)!

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

VENUS started her retro journey from mid ARIES, close to MARS / URANUS – an inner and outer Feminine that is raw, authentic, pro-active, and fresh in every moment – yet that could have been stressful too, to understate…

What have been your VENUS retro symptoms?

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

The VENUS retrograde phase has had us check in on our patterns in relationships: How, whom, and what we desire and attract.

And, even more so, it’s a RE-newal of Self-Love (VENUS – SUN), and Self-Value (TAURUS undertone of the ‘Morning Star’). Which naturally makes us more conscious (SUN) of whom, what, and how we attract (VENUS) into our lives.



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VENUS retro will cross from ARIES back into ‘her’ exalted sphere of PISCES on Apr 2, and re-emerge from PI to AR on Apr 28 – 2 weeks after coming out of retro.
What’s the Truth about the Love of the Self?
Finding Self Love in the Universal, Cosmic Self…

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

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

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

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

ASTRO~PARLOUR for your Journey with the ‘NEW VENUS’ (from March 25 on) – REgeneration of the INNER GODDESS

VENUS RETRO 2017 in AR – PI (March 4 – Apr 15)

WED, March 29 –
(under the TAURUS MOON – very Goddess friendly too)
6:29 – 9:09 pm

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

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

As always: Physical distance is not an issue – let’s skype / be on FB messenger, or G hangout, as you please (from the comfort of your home or holiday sanctuary)!

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


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

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger





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

3 Feb

Have you seen them dancing in the evening sky?

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

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

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

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

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

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


Mars (Hubble Space Telescope)


What could that mean?

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

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


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

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


Eris - Antikensammlung Berlin

Eris – Antikensammlung Berlin


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

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




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



Golden Venus


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

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


© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger


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Friday the 13th with VENUS conj. NEPTUNE in PISCES and North Node in VIRGO: Divine Feminine Calling…

12 Jan

So how’s it going, with the North Node in VIRGO (since Oct 2015, until end of Apr 2017)?

Have you been clearing your Inner Temple? Have you been honouring the inner and outer Feminine? Have you become aware and clear about ‘issues’, and found remedies and recipes? Do you feel more self sufficient perhaps? Whole and complete, ‘perfect’ as you ARE…

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

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

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

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


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

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

So here’s the case for VENUS and Friday.



Birth of Venus, by Botticelli (Uffici, Firenze)


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



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



And now, what’s with the 13?

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


Moon Goddess


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

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

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

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


This time,  Friday the 13th is ushered in by two beautifully harmonizing astrological alignments:

  • The Full MOON on Jan 12, in ‘her’ abode of CANCER – so motherly and nurturing.
  • VENUS, freshly in her ‘exaltation’ in PISCES meets up with NEPTUNE on Jan 12 – ethereal beauty, and universe-ALL Love!

Let’s celebrate, and live the Divine and Sacred Feminine!


© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger



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Valentine’s Month Astro Sessions (28% discounted), and Venus in Pisces, with Neptune: Universe-all Love & Relatedness

10 Jan

Happy not-so-NEW Calendar Year 2017, dear Astrology Friends!

May you find deep lasting inner happiness, independent of outer events or gratifications – true SAG Freedom!

A year of much anticipation (to put it neutrally, since the views differ)… yet SATURN in SAG (still until Dec 19) suggests to cut back on expectations and inner stories, and rather look at what’s right in front of us. Focus from the Heart in all matters matters.


Before the Astro~News for the Full Moon on Thu Jan 12 come to you I’d like to warmly invite you to my ‘traditional’ Valentine’s Month Offer – which has been already accessed by some of you. Thank you for booking gift sessions for yourself and loved ones!

In case you missed the Winter Solstice / Christmas / New Year’s Treat Time Offer, would like to make a gift or feel ready for your own relationship themed session, this offer might be just falling into place for you.


Venus Birth Botticelli

Birth of Venus – Botticelli


VENUS in PISCES now (Jan 3 – Feb 3, and again Apr 4 – 28 – yes! VENUS will go retro this Spring!) shows us that Love has no Form (quoting from an Eckhart Tolle article years ago), nor concepts or limitations or boxes, and how naturally connected we are with all Life.

With your Astrology, I can help you identify what actually keeps you from the unifying, unconditional Love, in other words, what in you and in your relationship/s shows up as separate from you, things you might judge and resist in ‘the other’. From there, I help you re-connect from within.

And of course, we shed light of insight and perspective on the dynamics that you and your partner experience, in an existing or in-becoming relationship.

Purpose of the session might be to identify which inner patterns and perhaps old stories and beliefs keep running, and to DE-identify WITH them. To create clarity, acknowledgment, even gratitude, and release of what doesn’t serve, what isn’t REAL but just another story. Old inner ‘stories’ and beliefs are up for completion now, under SATURN in SAG.

We can work on different levels, with Astrology, Voyager Tarot and other card ‘oracles’, in dynamic, intuitive flow.

Each session and set of sessions is customized to my clients. Very alive and fresh and adaptable to what serves YOU most.

You are welcome to take me up on my Offer which can be already booked, for a session in February:


* Valentine’s Month of February Astrology Gifts *

…for Dear Ones, Friends, and for Yourself:

ALL Relationship Consultations and Gifts are 2 x 14% = 28% discounted!

To be purchased by FEB 14. To be redeemed by MARCH 14.

Gift Certificates available.

Sessions can be already scheduled, and are held in person in Victoria, or via phone / Skype / fb world wide.

They will be recorded, and audio link emailed.

Find the offer also on my Facebook page!


The Offer comes in 2 OPTIONS, each in 3 ‘Sizes’:



* Valentine’s Relationship Astro Session for You & Your Loved One *



Heart Stars – Globular Cluster (Hubble Telescope)


Loved one means: EVERYONE – be it romantic / erotic, friends, children and family, animal companions. LOVE comes in so many ways, facets and faces, and Valentine’s here for everyone!

Ideally, your loved one comes with you to the session. But it’s not necessary.


A relationship session is based on any or – in a longer session or 2 sessions – on all these 3 components:

  • Relationship themes in each partner’s life – certain factors in both of your charts show us about these.
  • Relating: In the Synastry chart we see the dynamics between both partners – also very helpful to explore compatibility themes.
  • Relationship itself: Discussing the Composite chart comes handy since it describes the characteristics of the relationship as a co-created alchemy and ‘third entity’ – and when we’re not so conscious it has ‘a life of its own’.


For the upcoming Valentine’s Month, choose which ‘size’ fits you / you’d like to gift:

* S – 60 min:

Overview, or zoom in to specific Relationship themes for each person, and what gets activated presently and for the upcoming year: Instead of $ 132 reg. only $ 95!

* M – 90 min:                            

Each partner’s inner Relationship themes – incl. present activations, Dynamics and Opportunities in Relating to one another, plus, overview of what the chart of the Relationship itself says. Instead of $ 177 reg. only $ 128!

* L – 2 hrs and XL – 2 ½ hrs:      

In-depth session, with each person’s Relationship themes, Dynamics in Relating, the Relationship itself, and 2017 transit cycles of evolution for both partners:

For 2 hrs instead of $ 210 reg. only $ 151! For 2 ½ hrs instead of $ 243 reg. only $ 175!


Before a Relationship session, a 2 hrs Initial Personal Consultation is recommended for new clients – now also 28% off: Instead of $ 177 only $ 128!

If you’d love to set up a Relationship session between 3 or more people get in touch with me please. Certainly also available.





* Valentine’s Relationship Themed Astro Session for Yourself, or as a Treat for a Friend * 



If you or your friend are solo, and exploring relationship themes, possibilities, and ‘inner worlds’:

  • Become aware of your ‘Inner Lovers’ (Mars / Venus) and your ‘Inner Sacred Marriage’.
  • On a practical note: What’s important for you and would work best for you in a relationship?
  • Where are you at presently? What do your relationship cycles say about the times ahead, and how can you be in natural alignment with them?


* S – 60 min:                  

Overview or zoom into specific inner Relationship themes: Instead of $ 99 reg. only $ 72!

* M – 90 min:                  

Your Inner Dynamics, and Relationship potential: Instead of $ 144 reg. only $ 112!

* L – 2 hrs:

In-depth inner Relationship session, incl. cycles: Instead of $ 177 reg. only $ 138!


By the way… you don’t know your birth TIME?

Not to worry, we can muscle test / body dowse it. Your body holds information. It can reveal the time you experienced yourself as being born (more accurate and appropriate anyway than what someone recorded or remembered). I’ve been offering this service to countless clients over the last 5 – 6 years since I was taught and have been applying this invaluable, freely available tool.

Muscle testing for birth time (for in-person clients available) is always included in my fees.



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“Melanie’s astrological insight and knowledge has been supporting my journey for over a decade. Her understanding of the cosmic archetypes, energies, movements, patterns and rhythms that influence our lives is both deep and wide. She has the ability to paint a multi-layered picture of each person’s unique world that resonates on every level of being.  We are very lucky to have such an intuitive oracle in our community.”
Warmly, M. L.



Thank you so much for the session today. It was extremely insightful for me. I resonated with 99% of everything you said. On a very deep intuitive level I felt that you spoke clearly to a lot of my recent confusion. I feel very relieved, at ease, and much more aware of what has been going on. I strongly sensed that you spoke directly to the truth of where I am, my being and future trends. It’s hard to put it into words, but all I can say is that on our Skype session I was listening intensively and nodding the whole time. Wow!! A true healing session for me. Your talent is truly amazing! I am so grateful. Thank you so much!”

Cheers & Joy, R.S.


“I have been continually impressed (and awed) by how relevant and illuminating these sessions are to my life experience. Melanie has a remarkable ability to help clarify and unravel complex relationship dynamics and energetic patterns. Her vast knowledge and intellectual ability encompasses profound understanding of family dynamics, archetypal psychology, and applied spiritual principles. And she is witty and joyful while gracefully discerning, intuiting and reflecting profoundly deep truth and awareness. I am grateful for such a mindful, insightful and compassionate astrology practice and presence!” S. P.


“Hello dear Melanie,

Rather late I know, but I just want to thank you again for your inspired and inspiring reading last week.  I’m definitely feeling a shift these past few days, and the reading helped clarify my intentions and understanding.  You are a very gifted astrologer, among other expressions, and I am grateful for your presence in my life!”

With love, T. B.


Always honoured to serve you. Always enjoying co-exploring the Heavens-on-Earth and in us with you!

With Star LOVE, straight from the HEART, in our Journey with the Returning Light!



© Melanie Lichtinger 2017



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Super-PISCEAN Day and Times

3 Jan
Enjoy the super fluid, super flexible PISCEAN Day (Jan 3) and time!
Let’s go with the flow, immerse ourselves in the adventure of life with LOVE, and surf the waves in ONEness!
Maya Gabeira in Hawaii

Big Wave Surfer Maya Gabeira

~~~ VENUS just entered PISCES last night / this morning (until Feb 3, and back in April – you guessed it: ‘she’ will go retro this Spring!) , for her journey in the most sublime energy showing us our connectivity, no matter what our relationship to one another is… humans, animals, minerals, all our relations in the energy fabric of what IS ~~~
~~~ The MOON is still for another day in PISCES (did you see the beautiful MOON over VENUS blessing in the evening sky?) – evoking feelings of compassion (don’t get overwhelmed though, and breath out love to the ALL) ~~~
Lunar South Node

Lunar South Node Glyph

~~~ The South NODE of the MOON is also in PI (until end of April) – letting go isn’t the same as giving up and drowning, numbing, wanting to disappear or escape. Back to the breath, and to releasing what pulls us into victimhood, low empath vibrations, com-passion as in: suffering together with the other person. Good medicine to release and let go – with LOVE (see my post from Dec 31) ~~~
~~~ MARS is also in PI these weeks (until Jan 27), for an extra sense of adventure in the surrender (adventure IS surrender, isn’t it?) ~~~




Neptune Rules Pisces. Painting by Johfra Bosschart

~~~ NEPTUNE has been in its own oceanic realm of PI since 2012, and we’re only 1/3 into the collective, connective Sea Journey until 2026: We’re truly ALL in THIS, and there’s only ONE of us here. ~~~
~~~ CHIRON in PISCES since 2010 until 2018: Finding our Medicine in surrender, forgiveness, release, connecting in the LOVE. ~~~

A ‘retro’ piece that an old friend gave me years ago ‘fell into my hands’ today – very Mercury retro in CAP, and so apropos all the PISCEAN energies:

(The author is unknown to me)

To “let” go” does not mean to stop caring. It means I can’t do it for someone else.

To “let go” is not to cut myself off. It is the realization I cannot control another.

To “let go” is not to enable but to allow learning from natural consequences.

To “let go” is to admit powerlessness which means the outcome is not in my hands.

To “let go” is not to try to change or blame another. It is to make the most of myself.

To “let go” is not to care for but to care about.

To “let go” is not to judge but to allow another to be a human being.

To “let go” is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes but to allow others to affect their own destinies.

To “let go” is not to be protective. It is to permit another to face reality.

To “let go” is not to deny but to accept.

To “let go” is not to nag, scold, or argue, but, instead, to search out my own shortcomings and to correct them.

To “Let go” is not to adjust everything to my desires but to take each day as it comes, and to cherish myself in it.

To “let go” is not to criticize and regulate anybody but to become what I dream I can be.

To “let go” is not to regret the past, but to grow in the moment and live for the future.

To “Let go” is to fear less and love more.


© Melanie Lichtinger 2017



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

26 Dec

Holiday Greetings, dear Astro~News Friends!

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

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



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


Voila – the Calendar:

SUN, MOON, and PLANETS in Motion 2017


SUN / MOON – New Moon Dates

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

Feb 26: PI

March 27: AR

Apr 26: TAU

May 25: GEM

June 23: CAN

July 23: LEO

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

Sept 19 / 20: VIR

Oct 19: LI

Nov 18: SCO

Dec 17: SAG


Eclipses and Nodes

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Apr 9 – May 3 in TAU – AR

Aug 12 – Sept 5 in VIR – LEO

Dec 2 – 22 in SAG


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

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


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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


NEPTUNE in PI (until 2026).

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


PLUTO in CAP (until 2023).

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


© Melanie Lichtinger 2016



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