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SPRING EQUINOX 2018 (March 20 at 9:15 am PDT): Happy Astrological New Year! Happy New ARIES!

19 Mar

It is the Astrological New Year (SUN enters ARIES)!

Happy New Year, Astrology Friends out there!

Celtic Wheel of the Year,
with OSTARA / Spring Equinox, Beltane, Litha, Lughnassad, Mabon, Samhain, Yule, and Imbolc.


SPRING EQUINOX is the day of equal daylight and night hours.

From tomorrow onward, the days are getting longer than the nights, in the Northern hemisphere – the reign of the SUN over the next 6 months until FALL EQUINOX.


It is one of the sacred Corner Stones of the natural yearly cycle (with its two Equinoxes, and two Solstices).

 

Easter (celebrated on the Sunday after the First Full Moon in Spring) was named after Ostara!

Yep, Easter is one of the few Christian festivals based on the Solunar calendar.

This year, the first Spring Full Moon will be on MARCH 31, and the day after, APR 1 will be Easter Sunday!

The spirit of Newness and Liberation is building, as the SUN enters ARIES, to approach URANUS (once a year!). Their encounter will be this year on APR 18, at the very end of ARIES.

And just before that, on APR 15, will be the First NEW MOON of the Astrological Year, with MERCURY, SUN, MOON, and URANUS, all in ARIES, and CHIRON going into ARIES too, on APR 17!
Quite the firecracker kickstarter, and breakthrough catalyst!

But patience please (I know, it’s hard for lightning fast ARIES), we’re not quite there yet!
More about the ARIES NEW MOON in the Astro~News dedicated specifically to that. Stay tuned.

 

Here’s the ‘birth chart’ of SPRING 2018:

Just look at that close alignment of the SUN at 0°00′ ARIES – the ‘Emergence Point’ where Life Awakens and Arises – just barely leaving behind CHIRON at the very end of PI (the New Moon on March 17 came with CHIRON!).

Out of the PISCEAN unifying waters of Oneness New Life arises.
Just as snow and ice have (hopefully) melted, the rivers are running again, and fresh Life shows up from the ground-up, and from the blossoming trees out and down!

Likewise, this is the time to let go and out-flow the old wounds and woes of Winter, and perhaps of the last 7-8 years with CHIRON in PI – and let their teaching become our healing agents.
And to rise again, into the freshness and newness and NOWness of Life!

 

Also, MARS the ruling planet of ARIES has just entered a new sign – CAPRICORN where it’s exalted (really well positioned), which helps to get the job done – whichever project you’re tackling these months, with motivated discipline, perseverance, maturity and integrity!
A great energy to start Spring – and it reaches over into Summer!
Check out the blog post for MARS into CAP for more cosmic downloads for this period (which basically extends until mid-Sept, incl. the MARS retro phase end of June to end of Aug)!
We’ll hear more from MARS in CAP over the months to come!

 

The fresh ARIES SUN will square MARS in CAP (building up all week) on Sat March 24:
So much energy built up – use it wisely and purposefully!

On that note – for March 24 you’re welcome to join:

Astrology, Career, and Soul Purpose –
Personalized 4-hr Workshop

  • Profession and Life Purpose in Your Chart. 
  • Do the Soul Work, Expressed in Your Career. 

 

Amazing how Nature always ‘accomplishes’ what needs to ‘get done’, and ‘just in time’.
Joyful Productivity!
Nature is such a model for being on purpose – nature-ally!

 

Cherry Blossom Bliss
Photo by Melanie, March 2018

 

Here are a few little Haikus I created yesterday spontaneously,
inspired by the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Victoria Art Gallery:

 

New Moon, now in Aries.

Cherry Blossoms
Such de-light-full Rebels.

 

Victoria in March –

Cherry Blossoms and Girls in Sandals
Ignore the calendar.

 

Cherry Blossoms 
At Equinox – 

Come Alive!

 

Wanna come for YOUR Spring tune-up?
A nice timing, with the upcoming offer:


44 min Flash Focus sessions are coming up – for only $ 44!
(Not only) to kick off M-r in ARIES (March 22 – Apr 4)

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Happy Birthday Victoria (Colonial Victoria that-is)!

14 Mar

Count-down for the City of Victoria’s 175th Birthday, on March 14! 

And for our astrological celebration / exploration!

 

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Victoria Cherry Blossom Bliss – Photo by Melanie, March 2016

 

I’d love to invite all of you and your friends to our traditional, yearly
Celebration & Personalized Exploration Workshop:

* Happy Birthday, VICTORIA, on March 14!
Astrology, the City, and YOU!

WED March 14, 7:14 – 9:44 pm
Overflow group at 3:14 – 5:44 pm can be opened.
FB Event page

Find out about your connection with the City-in-You, and how to flow in effortless ease with the vibes of our community!

 

If you can’t come, not to worry:
Here are some features we will discuss. 
And even though you’ll miss your personal Astro connection with the City we can catch up with that too, in a private session (with nice 14% discount this month, for consultations focusing on City Relationship). 

 

Voila, here’s the gist of the Astrology of Victoria the City!

Cities have astrological charts as well!

Voila – here is Victoria’s ‘personal horoscope’, based on the time Fort Victoria was established by the HBC on March 14, 1843 at 4:12 pm PST.

A relatively recent but impactful colonial layer over the First Nations land.

 

Victoria


YES, ‘she’ is a PISCES SUN / VIRGO MOON & AC (just before the Full Moon) Lady.

As you see, Victoria’s chart features a lot of  VIRGO, CAP, AQ, PI, and AR flavours.

  • LEO – VIR ‘Sphinx Point’ / Self Awareness AC and MOON:
    Victoria is all about ‘Know Thyself’!
  • VIR MOON on the AC – Very Victorian appearance… Sacred Geometry in the land, and:
    A City of / for Women / the Divine Feminine? Lots of women / men with a strong inner feminine are doing the sacred work here, in their ‘temples’. Lots of self-sufficient (or temporary) singles too. 
  • PI SUN / URANUS in the 8th house:
    What you see is NOT what you get. Victoria indeed has (surprising) ‘Secrets’ and is ever elusive. 
  • Public ‘persona’ (MC) in TAU:
    Nature & Garden City turning into ‘development’ / gold digger / follow-the-money City, evoking RE-greening City? Occupy the City? Who owns the City? 
  • What’s with its multi-cultural origin and the ‘mission’?? MARS is ‘hiding out, intercepted in SAG (this year there was a MARS return, as the planet has been in SAG again in the last 2 months too). 
  • And the dark side of her roots? – SCO on the Nadir. 
  • What’s true Royalty? What’s the medicine of the heart? CHIRON in LEO in her’12th

 

What stands out as recent / current Transits for Victoria:

  • The last Full Moon in VIR-PI on March 1 had so much in common with Victoria’s ‘birth’ chart (SUN, MOON, AC, MARS, SATURN) – history repeating itself? 
  • JUPITER now in SCO, activating V’s 3rd / cusp 4th house (IC):
    What are the deeper motifs for the City’s ‘enhancement’? More and bigger isn’t always better. With  massive changes to the city scape / neighbourhoods, and environment Victoria needs to face the big fat pink Elephant in the room. What’s the deeper transformation needed now?
    Quote from a panel discussion about reconciliation of Aboriginal Law and Commonwealth Common Law last week: “Reconciling our relationship with the Earth is primary to reconciling the human made laws and cultures…”
  • URANUS in late AR passed in the last years V’s PLUTO (second time only since ‘she’ was founded – an 84-year cycle). What’s awakening from the Dead?
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  • CHIRON has been on V’s SUN / URANUS in PI in her 8th House over the last few years (every 50 years):
    The wound / vulnerability / overwhelm also carries its own healing medicine…. 
  • PLUTO in CAP squaring  in 2018 / 19 V’s PLUTO in AR, and meeting her SATURN (248-year cycle!):
    Doesn’t sound like tons of fun… yet the serious business of Transformation into / with Integrity.
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  • SATURN now in CAP has transited V’s North Node:
    Wake up, shape up, grow up, Sleeping Princess! Whoaaa, that doesn’t mean letting building speculation take over. 
  • The Aug 21 2017  TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE was so close to V’s AC / MOON, anchoring Self Awareness. Who are we, as a City, a Community?

Intense and exciting times for the City, that’s for sure!

Want to get a deeper sense of the energy of our fair city, astrologically?
Wondering about your astrological ‘compatibility’ with Victoria?

Let’s take a good look at it all, and share our experiences, on Victoria’s ‘Secret’ Birthday, March 14 (really wondering who knows about it!)!

 

Victoria Coat of Arms

Victoria’s Coat of Arms (from 1962):
Two Angels ‘Colony’ & ‘Civilization’(!), British Crown, Descending Dove, (Masonic?) Triangle with All-Seeing Eye of Providence on top, and Motto “Semper Liber” (Always Free!).


Hmmm, wondering whether this motto is still in effect / in integrity??? given all the foreign money and development streaming in…

 

 

As a little ‘bonus’ here is the (very literally and figuratively apt) SABIAN SYMBOL for Victoria’s SUN at 24° PISCES:

 Victoria Downtown

“ON A SMALL ISLAND SURROUNDED BY THE VAST EXPANSE OF THE SEA, PEOPLE ARE SEEN LIVING IN CLOSE INTERACTION.

Keynote: The need to consciously accept one’s own personal limitations in order to concentrate one’s energies and to live a centred and fulfilled life.

Every individualized person is a small island in the vast ocean of humankind. The ego fulfills a necessary function, as it sets boundaries and gives a specific character to the consciousness. Within these boundaries a complex interplay linking and integrating the various aspects of the personal life can operate constructively. In time, these ego-boundaries can not only expand, but can become a zone of intense interchange between the inner and the outer, between the individual and the community, between man and the universe.

This…symbol tells us that the first duty of any man or woman is to be truly what s/he is as an individual. But this individual has a particular dharma, i.e. a place and function in a vaster whole. 

The island’s inhabitants get subsistence from the sea, and in time learn to navigate this sea and interact with other islanders – and all eventually will come to realize their oneness within the whole Earth, which includes everything. An appropriate keyword would be CENTRALIZATION.”

Hmmm, nobody is an island – not even Victorians…! 🙂

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Interested in courses, workshops, embodied, experiential Astrology in Victoria BC, and via Skype / Messenger?

They are featured in the email Astro~News that go out every 2 weeks, and cover the Astro~Weather phase from New Moon to Full Moon or FM to NM, plus offers and Astro~Experiences.
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Also, this month of March, location sessions with Victoria BC are 14% discounted!
Check them out if you are curious about your personal connection with the City! 

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Happy Birthday, Victoria!

12 Mar

Count-down for Victoria’s 174th Birthday, on Tuesday March 14! 

And for our astrological celebration / exploration!

 

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Victoria Cherry Blossom Bliss around the Corner – Photo by Melanie, March 2016

 

I’d love to invite all of you and your friends to our traditional, yearly
Celebration & Personalized Exploration Workshop:

* Happy Birthday, VICTORIA, on March 14!
Astrology, the City, and YOU!

TUE March 14, 7:14 – 9:44 pm
Overflow group at 3:14 – 5:44 pm can be opened.
FB Event page

 

Find out about your connection with the city-in-you, and how to flow in effortless ease with the vibes of our community!

Cities have astrological charts as well!

Voila – here is Victoria’s ‘personal horoscope’, based on the time Fort Victoria was established by the HBC on March 14, 1843 at 4:12 pm PST.

A relatively recent but impactful colonial layer over the First Nations land.

 

Victoria


YES, ‘she’ is a PISCES SUN / VIRGO MOON / AC (just before the Full Moon) Lady.

As you see, Victoria’s chart features a lot of VIRGO, CAP, AQ, PI, and AR energies.

  • LEO – VIR ‘Sphinx Point’ AC and MOON: Victoria is all about ‘Know Thyself’!
  • VIR MOON on the AC – Very Victorian appearance… and: A City of / for Women?
  • PI SUN / URANUS in the 8th house: What you see is NOT what you get. Victoria indeed has (surprising) ‘Secrets’.
  • Public ‘persona’ (MC) in TAU: Garden City / Growing ‘development’ City / RE-greening City?
  • What’s with its multi-cultural origin?? MARS is ‘hiding out, intercepted in SAG (now triple return, as MARS will go retro from SAG).
  • And the dark side of her roots? – SCO on the Nadir.
  • What’s true Royalty? What’s the medicine of the heart? CHIRON in LEO in her’12th

 

What stands out as transits for Victoria (shall be discussed in our group on the 14th):

  • JUPITER now in LIBRA, in V’s 2nd / 3rd house: Cultural enhancement of business / environment?
  • URANUS in AR on V’s PLUTO (second time only, since ‘she’ was founded, an 84-year cycle).
  • CHIRON now on V’s SUN / URANUS in PI (every 50 years).
  • PLUTO in CAP coming up to square V’s PLUTO, and conjoin her SATURN (248-year cycle!).
  • Aug 21 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE close to V’s AC / MOON!

Intense and exciting times for the city, that’s for sure!

 

Want to get a deeper sense of the energy of our fair city, astrologically?
Wondering about your astrological ‘compatibility’ with Victoria?

Let’s take a good look at it all, and share our experiences, on Victoria’s ‘Secret’ Birthday, March 14 (really wondering who knows about it!)!

 

Victoria Coat of Arms

Victoria’s Coat of Arms (from 1962): Two Angels ‘Colony’ & ‘Civilization’(!), British Crown, Descending Dove, All-Seeing Eye of Providence, and Motto “Semper Liber” (Always Free!)

 

And as a little ‘bonus’, here is the (very literally and figuratively apt) SABIAN SYMBOL for Victoria’s Sun at 24° PISCES:

 

 Victoria Downtown

 

“ON A SMALL ISLAND SURROUNDED BY THE VAST EXPANSE OF THE SEA, PEOPLE ARE SEEN LIVING IN CLOSE INTERACTION.

Keynote: The need to consciously accept one’s own personal limitations in order to concentrate one’s energies and to live a centred and fulfilled life.

Every individualized person is a small island in the vast ocean of humankind. The ego fulfills a necessary function, as it sets boundaries and gives a specific character to the consciousness. Within these boundaries a complex interplay linking and integrating the various aspects of the personal life can operate constructively. In time, these ego-boundaries can not only expand, but can become a zone of intense interchange between the inner and the outer, between the individual and the community, between man and the universe.

This…symbol tells us that the first duty of any man or woman is to be truly what s/he is as an individual. But this individual has a particular dharma, i.e. a place and function in a vaster whole. 

The island’s inhabitants get subsistence from the sea, and in time learn to navigate this sea and interact with other islanders – and all eventually will come to realize their oneness within the whole Earth, which includes everything. An appropriate keyword would be CENTRALIZATION.”

 

How fitting is THAT – (not just) for us Victorians?!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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Interested in courses, workshops, embodied, experiential Astrology in Victoria BC, and via Skype / Messenger?

They are featured in the email Astro~News that go out every 2 weeks, and cover the Astro~Weather phase from New Moon to Full Moon or FM to NM, plus offers and Astro~Experiences. I’m happy to subscribe you (pls message me your email address).

FB page with news, events, offers.
Visit me on my Web.

 

 

* Happy Birthday, Victoria, on March 14!

13 Mar

Count-down for Victoria’s 173rd birthday, tomorrow Monday March 14 

And for our astrological celebration / exploration!

 

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Victoria Cherry Blossom Bliss around the Corner – Photo by Melanie, March 6, 2016

 

I’d love to invite all of you and your friends to our

* Happy Birthday, Victoria, on March 14!

Constellation Afternoon & Evening Parlour: Astrology, the City, and YOU.

ON Mon March 14

https://www.facebook.com/events/1039854452737978/

 

Find out about your connection with the city-in-you, and how to flow in effortless ease with the vibes of our community! This time additionally with embodiment / constellation of Victoria’s ‘birth chart’ in the afternoon, where you can experience yourself as one of Victoria’s planetary Archetypes – and sense what that has to do with you, and why you’re here. 🙂

 

Cities have astrological charts as well!

Voila – here is Victoria’s ‘personal horoscope’, based on the time Fort Victoria was established by the HBC on March 14, 1843 at 4:12 pm PST.

A relatively recent but impactful colonial layer over the First Nations land.

 

Victoria

YES, ‘she’ is a PISCES SUN / VIRGO MOON / AC (just before the Full Moon) Lady.

As you see, Victoria’s chart features a lot of VIRGO, CAP, AQ, PI, and AR energies.

  • LEO – VIR ‘Sphinx Point’ AC and MOON: Victoria is all about ‘Know Thyself’!
  • VIR MOON on the AC – Very Victorian appearance… and: A City of / for Women?
  • PI SUN / URANUS in the 8th house: What you see is NOT what you get. Victoria indeed has (surprising) ‘Secrets’.
  • Public ‘persona’ (MC) in TAU: Garden City / Growing ‘development’ City / RE-greening City?
  • What’s with its multi-cultural origin?? MARS is ‘hiding out, intercepted in SAG (now triple return, as MARS will go retro from SAG).
  • And the dark side of her roots? – SCO on the Nadir.
  • What’s true Royalty? What’s the medicine of the heart? CHIRON in LEO in her’12th

 

What stands out as transits for Victoria (shall be discussed in our group on the 14th):

  • JUPITER in V’s 1st / 2nd house: ‘Personal’ / business growth?
  • URANUS in AR on V’s PLUTO this year (second time only, since ‘she’ was founded).
  • PLUTO in CAP coming up to square V’s PLUTO, and conjoin her SATURN.
  • CHIRON (and TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!!!) close to V’s SUN.
  • Triple MARS-in-SAG Return.

Intense and exciting times for the city, that’s for sure!

 

Want to get a deeper sense of the energy of our fair city, astrologically?
Wondering about your astrological ‘compatibility’ with Victoria?

How about even embodying and constellating Victoria’s chart and transits?!

Come join our – traditional, yearly – Celebration and Personalized Exploration Workshop – this year also with Constellation Afternoon part!

 

* Happy Birthday, Victoria, on March 14!

Constellation Afternoon & Evening Parlour: Astrology, the City, and YOU.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1039854452737978/

 

Victoria Coat of Arms

Victoria’s Coat of Arms (from 1962): Two Angels ‘Colony’ & ‘Civilization’, British Crown, Descending Dove, All-Seeing Eye of Providence “Semper Liber” – Always Free!

 

 

And as a little ‘bonus’, here is the (very literally and figuratively apt) SABIAN SYMBOL for Victoria’s Sun at 24° PISCES:

 Victoria Downtown

 

“ON A SMALL ISLAND SURROUNDED BY THE VAST EXPANSE OF THE SEA, PEOPLE ARE SEEN LIVING IN CLOSE INTERACTION.

Keynote: The need to consciously accept one’s own personal limitations in order to concentrate one’s energies and to live a centred and fulfilled life.

Every individualized person is a small island in the vast ocean of humankind. The ego fulfills a necessary function, as it sets boundaries and gives a specific character to the consciousness. Within these boundaries a complex interplay linking and integrating the various aspects of the personal life can operate constructively. In time, these ego-boundaries can not only expand, but can become a zone of intense interchange between the inner and the outer, between the individual and the community, between man and the universe.

This…symbol tells us that the first duty of any man or woman is to be truly what s/he is as an individual. But this individual has a particular dharma, i.e. a place and function in a vaster whole. 

The island’s inhabitants get subsistence from the sea, and in time learn to navigate this sea and interact with other islanders – and all eventually will come to realize their oneness within the whole Earth, which includes everything. An appropriate keyword would be CENTRALIZATION.”

 

How fitting is THAT – (not just) for us Victorians?!

© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger