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VIRGO New Moon with ‘Nervous Rectangle’, Mutable T-Square Calls for Flexibility in Integrity – and for Setting Butterfly Effects in Motion…

20 Sep

How have you been, in the cosmic and terrestrial storms, over the last weeks???

My heart goes out to every human, animal, and nature being affected by the Caribbean storms, and by the quakes in Mexico!

The intensity and amount of disasters around and since the PISCES – VIRGO Full Moon, and now again, round this VIR New Moon that’s LIKE a Full Moon since it’s got such a strong PI / VIR axis has shaken us up for sure!
YES, the rattler and shaker URANUS in late ARIES on the ‘Settling Point’ (well yeah, very UN-setting effects) has been stationary in August, leading into stationary PLUTO in Sept which shows us the powers of Nature…


The destructive, and the timelessly generative…

The essence of timeless Tao Wisdom:
Yin-Yang Balance is always dynamic and interwoven.

Both transpersonal, collective Archetypes URANUS and PLUTO mirror what’s going on on Planet Earth, when it comes to the deep inevitable (PLUTO) and accelerating (URANUS) change of what we considered as solid and ‘given’ (CAP):
Earth structures, ‘regular’ seasons and weather,  and societal structures in governments, hierarchies, and work.
The CAPricornian patriarchal structures are dying (while trying to assert their powers in the process)… while the new (ARIES) is breaking through (URANUS).

Remember: Change can be for the better, i.o.w., fear not!
Only our attachment to the old makes us fearful. I know, easier said than done. We are very unconsciously, historically, genetically conditioned…
URANUS represents the unexpected (which seems almost the norm nowadays) that shakes and WAKES us up, to be radically in the NOW, and perhaps wake up of a dream consciousness altogether…

URANUS rules AQ – group consciousness beyond hierarchies and structures, and cooperation to build for the future. We, humanity, are all in this together. Nobody is an island indeed…

Yes, things are ‘out of natural order’ in the weather, in the climate, producing a cascade of record breaking hurricanes, fires, and earth quakes. All the elements Fire, Earth, Air, and Water represented, sadly. And Nature has a way of uncharging and re-balancing itself.

The last Full Moon on Sept 6, with the MOON and NEPTUNE closely together in PISCES, and the SUN in VIRGO amplified the PISCEAN atmospheric and literally oceanic impact of ‘chaos’ vs. the need to connect the dots, analyze the situation, and do something about it (VIRGO), IF it’s fixable, that-is…

This NEW MOON yesterday Sept 19 / today Sept 20 (depending on your time zone) activated the VIR – PI axis even more so, with the VIRGO union of SUN and MOON opposing CHIRON in PISCES. And MARS / MERCURY in VIR opposing NEPTUNE in PI.


We’re all affected, and the media (a Piscean phenomenon) allow us to tune in – not for the faint of heart, and lots of us might have felt vicariously traumatized, or re-wounded in relation to something traumatic that might have happened to us before.

No wonder, PISCEAN overwhelm and helplessness has overcome many of us.

What’s your way of responding – rather than reacting?
Giving up?
Escaping / hiding out / numbing by going into addictive substances or behavious?
Or leaning in, feeling with those affected, sending love and prayers?
All these can be PISCEAN ways of being in the Oneness that shows up so strongly now.

Rather than giving up, in hopelessness and overwhelm, or escaping into addictions that takes us out, so that we don’t fully and deeply feel what’s going on, let’s BE with PISCES differently.
A good way of applying the VIR – PI energy would be also through spiritual (PI) practice (VIR), ritual, ceremony, and connecting (PI) with Nature, esp the Ocean (PI).
And to remember:

LOVE is Super-Power!

 

Monarch Butterfly Colony

Last weekend, I went to the provocative multi-media performance Nomadic Tempest, by The Caravan Stage Company on their Tall Theatre Ship Amara Zee which is presently anchored in the Victoria harbour for a week.
Nomadic Tempest is a mythical saga of monarch migrants (embodied by aerial artists) searching for refuge on a drowned planet, in the year 2040.
The first part, an apocalyptic immersion, was really hard to take in, esp. since it was SO apropos a series of intense storms that happened just weeks and days before. When reality catches up with theatre, and dimensions blend (very PISCEAN).

Monarch Butterfly Swarm

The Butterfly Effect can be a chance to ‘heal like with like’ a la CHIRON in PISCES which the NEW MOON in VIRGO opposes:

Just as destructive domino effects ‘happen’ apparently unrelated yet connected, so too can little actions performed by many people in coherence (esp. when reaching a critical mass) have an impactful positive effect. Monarch Butterflies are super strong because they operate as a team, and they genetically evolve fast and flexibly.

Humanity and Life on Earth have a chance in this global crisis if we cooperate, and evolve fast too, out of outdated consciousness that goes into victim mode, or remains powerless and separate:
Divided we fall. United we stand.
Divided we can be controlled. United we self-govern.
Divided we give power away. United we can have a positive impact.

 

“How can I be connected with the Quantum Field?” you may ask….
You ARE IN the Quantum Field. That’s like a Dolphin asking, ‘How can I be connected with the ocean?”

The Spirit of the Dolphin has shown up a lot for me, over the last week.

Wanna join me in taking its medicine of joyful intelligent cooperation, i.o.w. raising the vibration, while riding the waves of life…?!

 

Voila, here’s the chart of the VIR NEW MOON, with ‘her entourage’ of Planetary Archetypes:

Lots of mutable / flexible energy – things are moving and changing a lot – requiring flexibility from us – no kidding.

As you see, the VIR – PI axis is very strong, almost like a Full Moon (two poles with the Earth in the middle). Lots of tension (red oppositions, green quincunxes), incl. a configuration called ‘Nervous Rectangle’ (can you see the elongated green / red rectangle?).
SO much nervousness now in the atmosphere. Collective problems, fears, anxieties… Let’s not turn into nervous wrecks!

How can we, collectively and personally, reconcile these opposing and at-odds factors that are in the field now?

  • CHIRON retro end of PI (which has also a PI undertone, ‘double PI’):
    Overwhelm, chaos, it’s all intertwined, co- and and interdependent, one thing leads to another, we’re all in this together. And bigger oceanic forces show us how vulnerable we are. What’s the healing agent in THIS???
    Retro energy suggests: It’s a recurring issue, and we need to go inwards to connect and surrender.
  • CHIRON opposite the NEW MOON end of VIR (which has also a VIR undertone, ‘double VIR):
    What can we practically DO about this and so much else that needs help now?!
    So much worry and concern, so much need for help. But we can’t be of help if we’re not healthy and capable (physically and emotionally), says VIRGO. Self awareness is required, and it’s important to be in a calm, grounded, and centred place (rather than ‘swept away’ through the Picean destabilization).Additionally, there is a  
  • T-Square of NEW MOON and CHIRON to SATURN / LILITH end of SAG: Who sees the big picture? Who’s in charge? Are leaders just shooting arguments of righteousness at one another that are at best obstacles and setbacks for a positive and wise direction, and leave large groups of people very vulnerable?
    Ultimately, ‘wild’ LILITH now in the Galactic Centre (esp. in Oct) knows that Truth is a Pathless Land (to quote J. Krisnamurti), so there is no right / wrong, n0t even a direction to take. 
    A test (SATURN) of how spiritual teachings and also political and philosophical beliefs (SAG) can be translated into difficult situations like these.
    In fact the call to be DONE with old limiting, separating stories and beliefs (SATURN in SAG)!
    I’d suggest to step into vibrations of healing and release to contribute those to the ‘field’, and stay away from the whole right – wrong debate, and stay focused on what matters most to you, and offer good energy from there.
  • SATURN end of SAG will go into exact square with CHIRON end of PI (not for the first but for the 3rd and last time, after Dec 2016 and Apr 2017) on Nov 2.
    A lot of pressure and ‘labour’ if we come from fear and resistence, from old stories and beliefs, to be on the path of freedom (SAG)and healing (CHIRON). Not easy but so important (SATURN) to let go, forgive (them and ourselves), and let go (PI).
    A lighter path opens up from there… trust is required. 
  • Also in the ‘Nervous Rectangle’:
    The opposition of JUPITER end of LI opposite URANUS retro in AR – which will be exact on Sept 27.
    All the relationships, all the coordination and negotiation going on. …

    What’s (im)balanced, (un)fair and (un)equal is now being seen better, and magnified BIG time, with JUPITER in LIBRA. How can we bring ourselves into balance (rather than always looking for or at ‘the other’), and make wise choices (JU in LI) – from our autonomy (UR in AR)?
    That can mean a sudden, unexpected, or spontaneous and freeing change of ‘plan’ or even agreement or even relationship. URANUS is now retro until early Jan 2018, a time to re-visit inner freedom and authenticity.

    The green quincunxes ‘surrounding’ the oppositions can turn the polarity into an interesting ‘quest’:
  • JUPITER in LI is in quincunx with CHIRON retro in PI (exact on Sept 23):
    Perhaps surrendering into what IS, letting go of making decisions, stepping into the choiceless choice brings peace and ‘tips the scales’…
  • The NEW MOON in VIR is in quincunx with URANUS retro in AR (exact Sept 19 / 20):
    Given the complexity of problems and ‘to do’s’ (end of VIR) how about finding an unexpected way out into freedom?!
    Like: Do you HAVE to do all THIS? What shows up NOW, right in front of you – instead of the big list? Who would you be without ….? Who’s the doer anyway – spiritually speaking?More VIRGO energy – YES!
  • MERCURY / MARS in VIR (they were together last Saturday, to the effect of lots of frustrated and angry talks and thoughts, yet to remember not to sweat the small stuff!!!), in opposition to NEPTUNE in PI this week (exact for MERCURY yesterday Sept 19, and exact for MARS in Sun Sept 24):
    Overwhelm leads to frustration and anger which can spill out (MARS – NEPTUNE). So let’s rather release and let go of the energy, perhaps with physical (MARS) / spiritual (NEPTUNE) like Qi Gong or Hatha Yoga! Good for us anyway…
     
  • VENUS entered VIRGO too, just yesterday.
    An incentive to be in our Temple of Wellness and Wholeness from which we can serve best.
    See special Astro~News blog, for the journey of VENUS through VIRGO, and the encounters with other Planets ‘she’ will meet.

 

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 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). 

 

venus_planetSphinx

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.

 

Neptune

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.

 

Pluto Heartjpg

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!

 

 

Week of 5 Festivals – May there Be Peace on Earth! May it Begin Within!

19 Sep

What a transition week from Summer to Fall!!!
Let’s ground out what’s wound up!

FIVE Festivals from Sept 19 / 20 to 22!

Interesting, quite telling sequence. No ‘accident’.

Sept 19 / 20
The late VIRGO New Moon at 27°27′

Nice alignment in symmetry, very apropos late VIR.
The Harvest of Summer is IN, and being put on the scales of LIBRA.
… as the daylight and night time are equal now, and the nights are getting longer than the days.
How can we be in ‘Perfect Balance’ (impossible ‘on the outside’ where Life is always a dynamic balancing act)?
I’d rather suggest: Let’s do the work, and do the practice (which by the way IS perfect 🙂 ) that brings balance, harmony, and good relations into our life and into the world!

Please find a separate blog post for the VIRGO New Moon. SO much in it…

 

Sept 21
International Day of Peace
PEACE is ever so important NOW.

In Astrology, the importance of PEACE is ever so emphasized now too, with the biggest bodies in the Solar System book-ending LIBRA end of Sept / early Oct! 

On Friday Sept 22, the SUN will move into LIBRA where symmetry, balance, negotiation, right relationship, and PEACE are big themes.
On Oct 10, JUPITER will leave LIBRA where it has resided since Sept 9, 2016 – to show and actually magnify for us how important wise choices, good relationships, synergy, balance, and ultimately: PEACE are.

To inaugurate the International Day of Peace, the United Nations Peace Bell is rung at UN Headquarters (in New York City). The bell is cast from coins donated by children from all continents except Africa, and was a gift from the United Nations Association of Japan, as “a reminder of the human cost of war”; the inscription on its side reads, “Long live absolute world peace”.

Which makes me wonder… absolute is another ideal of perfection, removed from human reality and provokes to be challenged. So I’d take the a word out, and would say more humbly:
May there be Peace on Earth. And may it Begin Within.
And:
United We = Humanity Stand (and divided we fall).
Speaking of United Nations, States, countries, and any group.

I was hesitant for a moment to use this quote because it’s been ironically abused so often to bring people together against another group!
May this one, and many other manipulative and destructive endeavours shall be unmasked and transformed, as JUPITER goes into SCORPIO (on Oct 10)!

 

As well, this year on Sept 21:
Rosh Hashannah – The Jewish New Year

Shalom – Peace


Rosh Hashannah is also a Day of Judgment… (whoa, check out the Wiki description)

It actually begins at sundown on Sept 20, and goes until nightfall on Sept 22.
With many religious observances for the Jewish practitioners.
The Jewish New Year follows a lunar calendar.

I’m always interested in the origin of things 🙂 which gives a clue of its simple essence that might have gotten lots of complex overtones.
This is what Wiki says:
“The earliest origins of the Hebrew New Year are connected to the beginning of the economic year in the agricultural societies of the ancient Near East. The New Year was the beginning of the cycle of sowing, growth, and harvest, the latter marked by its own set of major agricultural festivals. The Semites in general set the beginning of the new year in autumn, while other ancient civilizations such as the Persians or Greeks chose Spring for that purpose, in both cases the primary reason being agricultural – the time of sowing the seed and of bringing in the harvest.”

In that sense, it also connects with the theme we have end of VIRGO / early LIBRA:

VIRGO Harvest Time turning into LIBRA’s weighing / balancing / negotiating – fair market exchange, and relationships, also Harvest Festivals where people come together to celebrate as the work is done, after hopefully a fruitful harvest.
Makes me think of the origin of the Oktoberfest too (my family origin turf – my dad was from Munich, and I grew up in Bavaria).

Good to ground out all these otherwise very abstract and often religiously abused concepts of Power over, instead of the Power of Nature and her cycles of the year….

 

And, also this year on Sept 21:
Muharram – the Islamic New Year

Co-existence under the Star (of David) and the (Islamic) Moon

It actually begins in the evening of Sept 21, and ends in the evening of Sept 22.
The Islamic festivals also follow a lunar calendar.
With the sighting of the new moon the Islamic New Year is ushered in. The first month, Muharram, is one of the four sacred months that Allah has mentioned in the Quran: Muharram, Rajab, Dhu al-Qi’dah, and Dhu al-Hijjah. Even before Islam came, Quraish and Arabs as a whole knew the sanctity of the months and were forbidden to wage wars on those months.

It’s strikingly coincidental that this year both the Jewish and the Islamic New Year fall on the International Day of Peace!!!
YES!
Let there be PEACE on EARTH!
Starts here. You are here. We are here to…

 

 

Sept 22:
Fall Equinox / Mabon – Perfect Balance

On the ‘symmetrical date’, at 1:02 pm PDT / 3:02 pm EDT / 9:02 pm GDT, the SUN will enter LIBRA.

 

Sydney Beach Circle

Amazing Sand Art by Jim Denevan, in Sydney AUS

 

Balance – Balance – Balance…

… is a big theme, not only at this seasonal time of year, and also for what’s been shown for a YEAR, with JUPITER in LIBRA (since Sept 9, 2016) coming to fruition now (JUPITER will enter SCO on Oct 10):

 

Let’s hold space, and find inner Balance, these times when it is more than ever required.

Wise choices result.

This year on FRI  Sept 22 at 1:02 pm PDT, the SUN crosses from VIRGO to LIBRA, the sacred point where ‘Perfect Balance’ resides:

On Sept 22 and 23, the days and nights are exactly equally long in the Northern and Southern hemisphere, as the SUN is exactly above the Equator!
Equi-nox literally means in Latin: Equal night.

Here’s a nice simple and clear astronomical illustration

 

Here is the chart of the FALL EQUINOX, as seen from Victoria BC.

Since it’ll be 1:02 pm PDT / 12:02 pm PST – that’s 2 min after exact noon, the SUN will be exactly overhead here on the West Coast, pointing at the Celestial Equator.
For some reason, my computer program gave me 1:05 pm PDT – 3 min later.

 

 

In the chart you also find:

PLUTO retro stationing in mid-CAP – to go direct / forward on Sept 28 – another still-point, to regenerate in simplicity, and listen to the wisdom of the BODY (the Sabian Symbol will tell us about it – blog post to come).

And MARS in VIR approaching opposition with NEPTUNE retro in PI (exact on Sept 24):
All the hustle around getting things straight and organized – can you release and let it go? Or, to build the bridge from VIR to PI: go with the flow, allow things to come together, and do your part.
Spiritual practice helps, and brings us (back) into Balance. Perhaps a new commitment to it, after the VIRGO New Moon and Equinox?

 

With the FALL EQUINOX, we are moving from the ‘Realm of the Sun’ – Spring and Summer in the Northern hemisphere when day light is longer than the night time, to the ‘Realm of the Moon’ – Fall and Winter, when night hours are longer than day light.

 

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Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Mabon – Fall Equinox – related to the West.

On this sacred Balance Point, we are celebrating one of the Four Solar Turning Points of the Year: Autumnal Equinox, a.k.a. Mabon.

In the Medicine Wheel it is related to the West, the place of the Setting Sun.

Which corresponds with LIBRA in the Zodiac, the energy we are moving into now with the Fall Equinox: LIBRA rules in the horoscope the 7th house above the Western horizon – the astrological field related to one-on-one relationships with significant others in our lives.

 

In the Southern hemisphere, SPRING returns.

Happy Spring Equinox, dear friends in the Southern Lands of Planet Earth!

 

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

 

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Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
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VIRGO – Super-PISCES (pseudo-ecliptic) Full Moon, Pointing to SATURN in SAG ~*~ Heart Medicine, Oneness Consciousness, and Living in Wholeness

11 Mar

Endings and Release-in-the-ONE galore:
We’re approaching

  • the last Full Moon in Winter
  • the last Full Moon in the Zodiac cycle this year, and also
  • the last Full Moon close to the Lunar (karmic, ecliptic) Nodes in PI – VIR!
    As I’ll lay out below, it’s basically a ‘Pseudo Eclipse’. Lots of endings and release-in-love, making room for new re-alignment.


Let’s backtrack to the recent major Solunar event:

How has the journey with the massive, oceanic ‘Ring of Fire’ / Shivaratri Solar Eclipse in PISCES been for you???
Have you been able to ‘jump’ through the ‘ring’ of karma (Eclipses have karmic themes) of unevolved PISCEAN entanglements and co-dependency patterns? We’re talking about victim – perpetrator / persecutor – saviour / martyr ‘triangle’, and various addictions).

So much has been washed UP, from the Sea of the Collective Unconscious that connects us all, like an invisible fabric. Historic trauma, themes that are fishy and slippery and hard to ‘grasp’ with the mind, and they transcend space-time dimensions…

 

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Japanese Master Katsushika Hokusai: Great Wave of Kanagawa

 

We’re still in the Eclipse wave of course, since Eclipse effects extend over 1 – 2 months (depending on intensity, and one’s own activation). There is still a lot of planetary energy in PISCES – showing up again for the Full Moon tomorrow, and gradually moving over to ARIES – Spring in Becoming!

The Full Moon in late (= double) VIRGO tomorrow March 12 (see chart below) receives the reflection of the SUN in late (= double) PISCES, next to CHIRON and MERCURY, plus NEPTUNE and the South Node in early PISCES – what a cosmic tidal wave!
Vulnerability through overwhelm and feeling lost….?

  • What’s the medicine that CHIRON offers?
  • What’s the practice that VIRGO prescribes?

Since the Full Moon is so close to the Lunar Nodes in the same PI – VIR polarity (PI / South Node – VIR / North Node) I call it energetically a ‘Pseudo Eclipse’. Also, since PISCES energy extends and ‘spills’ it makes sense to treat this Full Moon like an Eclipse.

There’s a reverberation of the vibrations that were present a year ago – with and around the Total Solar Eclipse in PISCES, close to CHIRON – on March 8, 2016…
A lot has shifted and moved since, in the collective oceans… yet there are vibrations that still and again show up.

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Piscean CloudFish Photo by Melanie, March 2017

So let’s be aware (VIR) and in a loving, open, neutral place (PI), with the washing up and out of old vibrations – maybe even residues of the whole PISCES Age era, and our connection with it / conditioning by it?

HOW to (a VIRGO approach) release all THAT? That can be overwhelming!!!

I hear VIRGO getting concerned…
Impossible to resolve it all with a ‘strategy’, ‘method’, or ‘fix’, or by analysis…

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

What gets washed up and released, and what these themes are about for YOU can be seen in your chart – esp. where the VIRGO – PISCES axis is (houses, planets…).
CHIRON in PI says: the ‘Medicine’ is IN the theme itself.

The Full Moon squares SATURN (see chart below) which is presently (until mid May) cruising in late SAG, the direction of the Galactic Center – the Big Unknown and Unknowable, the ‘Black Hole Transformation’ we are going through, with ultimate trust. That’s where the inner Spiritual Guidance comes in, and is being tested.
We are initiated (SATURN) into moving from the Spiritual Heart that knows and guides us. We will be changed in the process, and can’t know what it ‘looks like on the other side’ (the Ego doesn’t like that).
The Full Moon in VIR – PI in almost exact T-Square with SATURN in late SAG – an effect over the coming week, emphasizes:
The path through, or actually with, it is the Path of Heart.

 

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Star Cluster in the Galactic Centre (NASA) – Heart of our Milky Way, at the end of SAG where the SUN travels just before the WINTER SOLSTICE Point

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The term reminds me of A Path With Heart – one of Jack Kornfield’s books of Buddhist teachings for the modern world – Here is an audio excerpt. I invite you to tune in and see how it supports your Beingness.

 

Triple_GoddessWere the SUN is presently in the sky during any time of day or night we can picture all those other planets, while the Full MOON is opposite this weekend.
We can expose ourselves to the cosmic unified and unifying PISCEAN medicine field, transmitted by the SUN and CHIRON,
and channel the energy into this dimension, by tuning into the grounding gifts of Grandmother MOON in VIRGO, sign of the Sacred Feminine and Triple Goddess.

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

SATURN in SAG would add: What’s the Heart mission you’re on? Offering from a generous, expectations- and agenda-free place brings the gifts back to ourselves too.

 


What does the chart of the VIRGO – PISCES Full Moon chart look like and tell us, you may ask?

The VIR – PI Full Moon will be exact at 7:54 am PDT (yes, Daylight Savings Time shifts tonight!) tomorrow, March 12, 2017.

Voila, here is the chart:

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  • Soo much in PISCES, in polarity with the North Node and MOON in VIRGO (which will have just set, at the exact New Moon time, from West Coast perspective).
    Both sides funneling into SATURN in SAG via T-square!
  • SO much mutability (VIR – SAG – PI)!
  • And MARS, barely in TAURUS, as the only Planet in fixed signs. All in flux…
  • The Cardinal T-square with URANUS in ARIES and JUPITER retro in LIBRA, both squaring PLUTO in CAP, is also quite potent, and active until late March, pushing us to step forward into the unknown, be innovative, authentic and spontaneous, make wise choices for synergistic relationships, and build in integrity and sustainability.
  • For all that cardinal energy to kick in (MUCH more so with the ARIES New Moon on March 27) the mutable energy that the Full Moon brings needs to wash out the old.
     
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The essence of timeless Tao Wisdom: Yin-Yang Balance is always dynamic and interwoven.


The SUN /  CHIRON / MERCURY / Lunar South Node / NEPTUNE in PI  show us:

All is unified and ONE.
What makes us vulnerable also carries the Heart Medicine.

Letting go of mental hooks and hang-ups (MERCURY in PI), or being caught in the collective web would be so healing.

Perhaps through sound, music, dance, and vibrational medicine (MERCURY in PI responds to those ‘messages’, rather than more inundating hypnotizing ‘news’).

 


The Full MOON in VIR is in Earth trine with PLUTO in CAP – which balances and grounds the energy:

  • Awareness and practice matter.
  • Living simply and sustainably (CAP) in wholeness and wellness (VIR).

The North Node also in VIR is in Earth trine with MARS, freshly in TAURUS since March 9, (see my recent in-depth blog post about this cosmic move):

  • Being in nature, and in our deep (PLUTO) nature helps and sustains.
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Saturn Infrared (Hubble Space Telescope.


SATURN
(now slowing down into its stationary gear-shift mode to retro – from Apr 6 on) in late SAG – the Galactic Centre / Centaur, between the Full MOON in late VIR and the SUN / CHIRON / MERCURY in late PI receives pressure from both sides, and is itself a T-square ‘outlet’ for the tension, bringing up the big, deep quest(ions):

  • Where is the path in all this? What guides us and makes sense?
  • What prevents us from, and what supports us in aiming from the Heart?

 

Would you like to look closer at these present Full Moon energies?
Dive in with me if you like:

 

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Big Wave Surfer Maya Gabeira

 

As we immerse fully into the PISCEAN field there is just energy, a ‘quantum soup’.
Which can be overwhelming and chaotic, for the individualized, ‘separate’ human personal self. The invitation is to experience and merge in the field of Oneness.

Interconnectedness of ALL can, for our separate identity, be overwhelming, confusing, make us vulnerable – or make us want to escape, be ‘addicted’ to ‘the state of bliss and union’, etc.

I guess you get the picture, and examples are everywhere, incl. the constant influx of media (also ruled by PISCES).

The SUN now in PI brings yearly consciousness to the bigger, longer lasting, and more transpersonal influence of CHIRON (2010 – 2018 in PISCES):
Whoa, so much happening at once – all together now…!

  • Have you been feeling overwhelmed by all kinds of influences and energies that are ‘streaming in and through’?
  • Maybe you have a very vivid dream life, maybe you don’t want to face it all?
  • How about this: The way ‘out’ is the way ‘IN’ – to surrender and trust in being carried by What-IS?

So much is coming together now…

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

CHIRON shows us that old, early, time-transcending wounds can come up in this process (esp. for those of us born in the 1960’s under CHIRON in PI, and anyone with PI placements).

As James Hillman summed it up in a Jungian seminar in Victoria a few years ago:
There are two basic early childhood wounds: Abandonment and overwhelm (invasion, abuse). We might have experienced one more than the other, or both in combination.

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

Often we have to feel what’s now ripe to be healed. There may be catalysts that bring out the old wounds – to be also healing agents.

Rather than spiritually bypassing the wounds, or indulging in them, or escaping into addictive behaviour (all these are shadow tendencies of South Node in PI), how can we do our part in the healing (CHIRON, and North Node in VIR)?

The Full MOON in VIR – PISCES (with CHIRON), in square with SATURN in SAG may invite us to invoke Divine Mother / Goddess energy that is always available to support us. Like Kuan Yin, Mother Mary…

We can’t ‘do it all’ but we can ask for assistance from Higher dimensions… See how your energy shifts…

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

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

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

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

 

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Wounded Healer / Centaur CHIRON Finding his Medicine through Surrender…

The ‘Medicine Wo/Man CHIRON’ shows that the ‘wound’ carries the medicine.

CHIRON in PI can be about paradoxical and confusing ‘wounds’:

  • Feeling awkward and like an outsider because of our urge for deeper connectedness, yet at the same time
  • Being overwhelmed and exhausted by too many influences, and not able to release energies we have taken in. Hence escapism, distraction, avoidance.

Nowa-years with CHIRON in PI, when we dive in, and experience our oneness with life we can relax, and let go of the idea of separation, or even adversarial ‘you over there’, and are re-connected with life again.

This oneness with what-IS allows us also to let things ‘go through us’ as energy, rather than having them stick to us, or sit in our field.
Just as we have taken it IN (PI is ‘infamous’ for taking a lot IN) we are invited to breathe or otherwise release it OUT. Maybe no need to ‘do anything with it’ (i.e. analyze and work on it…).

Music, Dance, Yoga, Qi Gong, being with or IN water is natural therapy for this kind of release.

CHIRON in PISCES on the ‘opposite side’ of VIRGO (yet representing the ONE), shows that it’s all related. When we drop into Resonance and Love we open up and see:
What we see on the outside / ‘over there’ in ‘them’ has to do with us too. And – maybe in a place of vulnerability – , we ask for help, drop resistance, let go, and let God.

Many people become more and more sensitive – perhaps a symptom of overwhelm with influences streaming at us through the media, through the atmosphere and cyber sphere. I’ve been hearing that from many clients, and experience it myself.

As another ‘energetic hygiene’ and clearing of what we have taken IN, I recommend a simple and very effective Visualization Practice that I adopted from my friend and Satsang teacher Susan Broznitsky, and alternatively, or additionally a Forgiveness Writing Practice.

Therefore, let’s

  • Be in body-mind-spirit alignment, good health, well-being and conscious practice,
  • Be mindful, aware and self-aware,
  • Take care of business, organize, clear and clean,
  • Help ourselves (VIR is a big fan of DiY, and there is so much info online now too, re: How to…)
  • Help others – because you can. ‘Simple’, ‘small’ acts of service – can be a big deal for them, and so rewarding.

VIRGO thrives on alignment and self-containment, discernment, loves wellness practices, recipes, remedies, and rituals. And it’s important to heal low vibrational VIRGO (“never good enough, always problems”) with higher VIRGO vibes.

  • What is your Body Temple showing you?
  • What can you do (with joy and awareness) to help and serve others, and make the world a better place? Maybe in the service lays your own healing?
  • What needs physical cleaning / clearing / organizing in your life (how about starting with a small realm, like: the desk?). The present VIR – PI dynamic helps with clearing clutter and reorganizing things so that life energy can flow more smoothly (and you know where things are…).
  • How about rituals like media / cell phone free walks? We don’t need to be constantly exposed to media and available (PI).
  • What are you grateful for (SATURN in SAG)? Even (and maybe esp.) those ‘small’ things (VIR).

 

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Crystal activated Voyager Tarot card II – Priestess – Photo by Melanie

VIRGO is the energy of the harvest goddess and priestess who is clear and aligned with her sacred Self which she keeps in integrity.

VIRGO practices self-awareness (the energy of the LEO-to-VIR Sphinx Point where the North Node sits this Spring), and tends to ‘her’ body-mind-spirit temple through clearing, discernment, sacred practice, such as ceremony and ritual.

Which means in our practical daily life:
A body / health / wellness / nutrition practice and lifestyle. A healthy body in a healthy spirit.

  • Is there a practice you can adopt right now that would benefit your well being? Something simple and self-sufficient, like – cell phone free – walks, Yoga, exercise, getting more regularly fresh air)?
  • Which ‘recipes, remedies, and rituals’ would your inner mentor prescribe? Like: adding / removing something from your diet, sleep, work style and hours, certain practices that make you overall happier and healthier, a morning ritual?
  • Is there something is ripe and ready now to be harvested, as in: let go of?
  • Would a ceremony help release something old and outlived, or help invite beneficial cosmic energies?

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

  • Ride the waves, immerse in your element.
  • Your skills are what comes easy.
  • Holding space for others can be the best service you can offer.
  • Clean up and play music.
  • Energy Medicine. AstroSomatics.
  • Sacred Geometry.
  • Astrology and its practical, embodied benefits.
  • Being in the world, yet not of the world. Doing what needs to be done, yet not in attachment.
  • God helps those who help themselves. Doing our share, and trusting divine intervention.
  • Random acts of service bring fulfillment.
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Voyager Tarot Card VIII Balance


(Why am I so drawn to bring in Voyager Tarot cards today? Maybe to show you their natural alignment with Astrology)

BALANCE is the way to go, or rather to BE (says also JUPITER in LIBRA – presently retro, so it’s really an ‘inner game’)

In the ‘whirlwind’ of things that can kick us off balance – an unhealthy thing, of course – how can we infuse a situation where ‘problems’ show up or we / things are not aligned (VIR) with flow, allowance, acceptance, and love, which might mean release and let go(d) (PI)?

 

 

Intentionality is important too, and SATURN stationary in late SAG (going retro on Apr 6) in T-square to the Nodal / Ecliptic axis, supports clear Heart Intentions.

SATURN is the Planetary Archetype of Mastery, Maturity, Lessons, Karma. It also rules the Root Chakra and anchors us in what-IS.

SATURN has been in SAG since Sept 17, 2015 (with an episode until 5° SAG from Dec 2014 until mid-June 2015), and will leave SAG / enter CAP two days before the Winter Solstice 2017.
Clearly, humanity has been dealing with socio-political and global issues that don’t just ‘go away’. We can’t pretend to be blind to them anymore (SAG literally rules eye sight, and perspective in a broader sense), and need to deal with them. I don’t want to expand on it here – we all are well aware.

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On a personal level, what are the challenges SATURN in SAG asks us to deal and be done with?

Classical obstacles ‘on the SAG path’ are judgment, dogmatism, “my way or the highway”, lack of trust, a cynical humour at others’ expense, no real perspective on things, being blind sighted and biased, missing the obvious…

What can help us move forward ‘in the right direction’, without making anyone ‘wrong’ which perpetuates karma and separation?

Clearly, the answer is in the Heart.

SATURN in SAG is also the storyteller, inspiring yet grounded teacher, and visionary elder.
Let’s invoke those qualities IN us, as SATURN will soon go retro, on April 6!

May the Heart lead the way, in this Journey!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES Alert:

Come join us at the Astro~Embodiment of the Spring Equinox – very apropos MARS in TAURUS! – Experience the energies of the Planets at the entry into Spring 2017 in a direct, sensate way!
Full description at the FB event page.
On March 19 – the day before Spring Equinox!

And, you are welcome next Tue March 14, the birthday of the City of Victoria – ‘she’ is a VIRGO – PISCES Full Moon City (* March 14, 1843)! -, our once-a-year AstroExperience of the City’s chart and our astrological resonance and ‘cosmic dance’ with ‘her’: Astrology, the City, and YOU! This one is also available via skype or fb messenger – you don’t have to show up in embodied presence. 🙂

Join from your home or holiday if you happen to NOT be in Victoria presently!
Full description at the FB event page.

 

 

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* VIRGO New Moon / Solar ‘Seed’ Eclipse (Sept 1) * RE-Alignment and RE-finement, and RE-Birth of the Sacred Feminine.

1 Sep

A September to remember…

September will be a super charged month – and has such an emphasis on VIRGO:
The SUN, under the Eclipse also the MOON, North Node, MERCURY (retro!), and JUPITER (until Sept 9) all in VIR!

 

Starting off with the Annular ‘Ring of Fire’ Eclipse of the SUN – its path will go over Central Africa and Madagascar, see: http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2016-september-1.

 

 Solar Eclipse (Annular)

Astrologically, Eclipses are RE-set Points.

A ‘dance’ between SUN (Spirit, Consciousness) / MOON (Emotions, Needs, ‘Home’), and The Lunar Nodes (‘Karmic Pathways’).

 

The Solar Eclipse in VIR today re-sets and catalyzes lots of charge and shifts this month:

  • JUPITER entering LIBRA on Sept 9.
  • The last square of SATURN and NEPTUNE in this cycle, on Sept 10.
  • MERCURY retro – leading up to the SUN / MERCURY point of Enlightening Insight, on Sept 12.
  • The Fall Equinox on Sept 22.
  • PLUTO going direct again on Sept 26.

 

I would call this Eclipse aSeed’ Eclipse, since it’s connected with the Lunar North Node (see chart below) in VIR which invites us to allow something new to be ‘conceived’ and ‘planted’ that can balance our otherwise ‘lopsided’ experiences in the realm of PISCES where the South Node of the Moon cruises these days and months (until next May), together with NEPTUNE, and CHIRON also in the area.

The Conception in VIRGO is ‘immaculate’, i.o.w., comes through our own alignment with the ‘Higher Self’, in wholeness and integrity.

 

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Virgo and Mercury, by Johfra Bosschart

 

Maybe literally, a ‘New Home’ can be made, for Wellness and Wholeness in our Body Temple, for our Lifestyle, or for in the way how we can effectively do our Sacred Work.

Many friends and clients are moving these days.

Themes of good choices, matches, synergies are coming up (with VENUS now in LIBRA, and JUPITER to follow).
At the same time, low vibrational PISCES South Node / NEPTUNE themes are called to be breathed out as they may drain our energy: Overwhelm, chaos, a sense of loosing ourselves, addictions, sense of victimhood, martyrdom, abandonment, disappointments, illusion, co-dependency and entanglement of all sorts.

Perhaps the whole shadow of the PISCES Age comes up now (esp. with NEPTUNE in PI, 2012 – 2026) for release…

The last Solar Eclipse came together with the South Node and CHIRON in PISCES, on March 8, remember? That was a ‘Release’ Eclipse – and so much came up for so many of us, incl. myself, to let go of, forgive, and allow it to be ‘washed out’.

 

Now, we’re under the influence of the polar opposite Eclipse in VIR.

And I should say: We’re in Eclipse Season, since their effect extends at least one month before and after the exact event (Aug and Sept).
A RE-set, and Big Call (JUPITER and VENUS nearby) to RE-member our Natural Wholeness, and to RE-cover the Sacred Feminine!

With the T-Square from the Eclipse to SATURN / MARS in SAG, and the opposition to NEPTUNE in PI (see chart below): To move from the Heart and with Openness, on this sacred human journey.
And, with supported VIRGO energy: To bring Conscious Awareness, Sacred Alignment, and Service-in-Love back into our Lives!

 

All these are themes of the Sacred Feminine in ‘her Temple’ (which of course is not meant as gender specific, rather in all of us the ‘Inner Priestess’ / ‘Spiritual Practitioner’) and can ‘simply’ look like this:
Taking good care of ourselves health wise, and offering work and service that’s in alignment and integrity with our values, and with who we are.

Being discerning as to what and whom we engage in / with, whether it’s healthy, and whether it works for us and supports our highest work.

Healthy VIRGO practices and routines, diet, lifestyle, and doing the work we love, or even better: doing any work WITH love, help with what appears as overwhelm and chaos. Those practices and little rituals (taking care of the plants, cleaning up, doing space clearing, meditation, Yoga, going for regular walks, energetic hygiene, regular sleep…), those recipes and remedies that VIRGO enjoys are always beneficial, esp. in ‘chaotic’ times like these. We might have just forgotten, and ironically gotten ‘too busy’.

MERCURY retro in VIRGO (since yesterday Aug 30) opposite CHIRON in PISCES re-minds us of the balance of Being and Doing as well.

On that note: Check out the MERCURY retro Astro~News Blog here https://lichtsite.wordpress.com/2016/08/ (last 2 posts of August).

 

VIRGO is about Alignment (the Johfra Bosschart painting shows that so well), Refinement, and Discernment – being ‘picky’ in a healthy way. Which of course leads over to Choices (LIBRA). Often a fine line to being overly critical and perfectionist of course….

 

With the Balancing Effect of the Lunar Nodes (which will play an even bigger role at the Lunar Eclipse in PI – VIR – exact on Sept 16) we can RE-charge, and receive lots of healing energy and relaxation, literally from being by the Piscean Ocean (see the video I posted on fb yesterday) and in otherwise surrendered, regenerative ‘being modes’, to balance the often times nervous, anxious energy, or ‘simply’ busy ‘doing mode’ of VIR.

Very apropos Sacred Feminine also who attracts from a place of openness and natural alignment with her true nature.

Where early / mid VIRGO (the Eclipse point) is in your chart, that’s the area of life where a RE-set for Alignment and Refinement, and Being in your Temple come up for you nowadays:

1st House: How you show up – BE aligned and healthy!

2nd House: What you have and value – own your wellness practice and the work and lifestyle that you value!

3rd House: Your ‘relatives’ and environment – speak from integrity!

4th House: Your home – a Temple of wellness!

5th House: Your creativity – wholesome and fun!

6th House: Your work and health – you can help best if you’re in your wellness!

7th House: Your significant others – works best and is healthy and functional if you are both in your wholeness.

8th House: Your deep involvement and transformations – maybe through health or work ‘crisis’?

9th House: Your travels and worldviews – go on a wellness retreat, or combine work and travel!

10th House: Your calling – alignment with your highest purpose.

11th House: Your community and friends – a healthy bunch J

12th House: Your oneness with ALL – your temple is always available to step in…

 

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Voila – the chart for the exact VIRGO New Moon tomorrow Sept 1 at 2:03 am PDT, viewed from Victoria BC. The Solar Eclipse will be at 2:07 am PDT.

 VIR NM SolE 2016

 

Ahhh – what a pronounced picture, and so much mutable energy, all charged up…

Check out that Mutable T-Square, of SUN / MOON / North Node in VIR, opposite NEPTUNE / South Node in PI, and both ‘poles’ squaring SATURN / MARS (now ahead of SATURN!) in SAG.

The VIR – PI axis of organizing and lining things up vs., or rather, AND: having faith and allowing things to fall into place (“God helps those who help themselves”…) points to an ‘outlet’ in SAG, with MARS and SATURN marching ahead there (and gaining more momentum, as MARS is now in the lead).

‘Putting something out there’, as in: broadcasting, publishing, shooting high spirited and inspiring arrows from the Heart is charged now, and can reach many hearts if it’s not just well crafted and helpful (VIR) but also connective and loving (PI).

Same goes for literally going out on an intentional, timely, purposeful (SATURN) journey or new (ad)venture with passion and high energy (MARS). Maybe a test in trust (SATURN in SAG), and to show us what happens when we have our Heart at the right place and are loving, rather than wanting to be ‘right’ and falling into judgment.

SATURN in SAG can show up as Ganesh, the Elephant headed Hindu deity known as ‘Remover of Obstacles’.

 

Ganesha

Ganesha – Elephant headed Hindu god, known to be the ‘Remover of Obstacles’ on the path, and Guru that takes us from the darkness (of not seeing what the obstacles is / was) to the Light.

 

Ramana, a friend and spiritual teacher shared with us on his recent visit in Victoria that Ganesh actually replaces the obstacles with wisdom. Sums up our perceived idea of obstacles… and the ‘way out’. Shared this simple, deep teaching with friends and clients – everyone loved it.

The Eclipse T-square ties directly into the 3rd (out of 3) exact square of SATURN and NEPTUNE, on Sept 10. See special feature about it below…
The Journey in Life (SAG) is the Spiritual (NEPTUNE) Teacher (SATURN) – and if we’re on an intentional Path of Spiritual Teachings it brings up our ‘issues’ (VIR) and ‘mess’ (PI) but also to realize that we are not the ‘doers’ (VIR) yet practice IS perfect… 🙂

OH, and there’s more going on, in the VIR – PI dance!
JUPITER / MERCURY retro at the very end of VIR (they connect 3 times in this cycle, again on Sept 2 and on Oct 11, by then with both planets in LIBRA) show us Big Time the ‘operations of the mind’ – which is now, under MERCURY retro, also in RE-set mode, and can for the time being go on the back seat. ‘Old Stories’ come up, only to recognize how the mind works. The all-time favourite bumper sticker comes handy again: “I don’t believe everything I think!” Or in this case, with the VIRGO flavour: “I don’t do everything my mind wants me to do.” We’re in the early stages of MERCURY Retro where ‘old stories’ come to mind….

CHIRON retro in PI is opposite MERCURY (and was opposed by JUPITER earlier this month). There will be 2 more exact oppositions MERCURY will make from VIR to CHIRON: on Sept 10 (retro), and on Oct 1 (by then direct again). The ‘old wound’ of CHIRON brings (and even IS) the ‘Medicine’. For sur, practically doing something about issues (maybe literally health, ruled by VIR) is a good thing. But CHIRON in PI says, there’s more to it, energetically, and we are invited to surrender into taking in the Medicine and Messages of what seems ‘out of order’ (VIR).

MERCURY retro (going further back into VIR), JUPITER (going into LIBRA on Sept 9!), and VENUS (already in LIBRA) are on the ‘Perfect Balance’ cusp of VIR – LI. Are we in ‘perfect alignment’? Are things perfectly lined up? Or is that a frustrating issue? Where there are ‘planetary markers’ it’s not necessarily ‘all good’ but things come up in that energy field of experience.

Good to RE-member what might be helpful practice (VIR) that brings us back to mental (MERCURY) Equilibrium and Equanimity (LIBRA), to that ‘happy, harmonious, neutral place’  from which choices (LIBRA) are so much easier to make. What’s your practice? Meditation, Yoga, and walks are great ‘neutralizers’ for me. Oh, and also: drinking enough water, and the occasional afternoon nap if nightly sleep wasn’t enough… Good to keep them going…

Lastly: URANUS in ARIES is nowadays a ‘free agent’, without any aspects to another planet, except when it links up with the MOON every few days and esp. every weekend with the MOON in cardinal signs which always brings out the surprise and quickening factor. Next one: Sunday Sept 4, with the MOON in LIBRA opp. URANUS – how can we be together with another but also FREE, autonomous, and spontaneous?

The next significant aspect to URANUS is the opposition from VENUS in LIBRA on Sept 18: Being authentically, spontaneously YOU and related to another (can bring up independence themes in relationships).

 

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The New Moon is at 9°21’ VIR.

10° VIR says:

“TWO HEADS LOOKING OUT AND BEYOND THE SHADOWS.

 

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The mind operates inevitably in this world of conflicts, oppositions, and duality. Yet, when the opposites realize that they are complementary aspects of the one Reality which sustains and encompasses all dualistic modes of existence, they are able then to look away from internal conflicts, and beyond the shadows these conflicts generate. They may come to realize the One Consciousness-Force, not in itself (for this is, if not an impossible, at least inexpressible experience), but as the Creative Unity, the New God, Ishvara, source of a new cycle of manifestation.

This… stage leads us to the new sequence which deals with the characteristic features of the steadily progressing consciousness in the most critical part along its arduous path toward transformation. In a deep philosophical sense we witness here the mind attempting to jump beyond the very shadow it inevitably casts upon all experiences, i.e. the SELF-TRANSCENDING ACTIVITY OF THE MIND.”

 

WOW – what an Eclipse degree… also directly linked to the present MERCURY retro, and to PISCES.

The ‘polarity’ of VIR – PI with planets and Nodes is ironically a paradox, since PISCES represents the unifying principle that contains everything – how can it then be in opposition with anything?

Well, again: It’s all good and all ONE, and still we’re ‘doing our work’ – reminds me of Yin-Yang, and of the ZEN quote: “Before enlightenment chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment chop wood and carry water.” 🙂

 

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* Ecliptic, Cuspy AQUARIUS – LEO FULL MOON (Aug 18) * Let’s Co-create from the Heart, in Friendship and Freedom!

18 Aug
Golden Light Wave

Golden Light Wave – Photo by Melanie

 

YES, indeed:

Tonight’s FULL MOON is even a ‘wide’ LUNAR ECLIPSE that ‘grazes’ the penumbral shadow https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_2016_lunar_eclipse.

The MOON will be about 18° away from the Lunar South Node (at 13°24 PI) – the closer SUN & MOON at a New Moon or Full Moon are to the Nodes the more exactly one of these heavenly bodies will be eclipsed.

The NEXT FULL MOON on Sept 16 (closer to the Nodes) will be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.

 

But, hey, energetically it’s been a super charged, ‘electric’ build-up time for this FULL MOON too, due to the URANUS connection with the SUN this week, and the AQ FULL MOON will sextile URANUS too (see chart).

 

All about Liberation:
Freedom FROM… (low grade expressions of the energies involved) – perhaps:

  • LEO Drama & Dominance
  • AQ Isolation and Alienation

And Freedom FOR – perhaps:

  • Authentic Self Expression. Shining Our Light (LEO)
  • Living Life Lovingly and Creatively (LEO)
  • Connecting with Like-Spirited and Like-Hearted Friends and Community (AQ)
  • Co-Creating in Freedom, and with Synergistic Innovation (AQ)

 

Reminds me of the wise teacher J. Krishnamurti who was born with AQ Asc.

Wow, looking up his birth chart at http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Krishnamurti,_Jiddu, it’s late AQ where tonight’s FULL MOON will be!

We could use a bit of his ‘Freedom from the Known’ teaching – on so many levels.

 

Where late AQ is in your chart, that’s the area of life where LIBERATION and Co-Creation is ‘full & ripe’ now:
1st House: How you show up – BE Liberated!

2nd House: What you have and value – Own Your Freedom!

3rd House: Your environment – Co-Create in the City, and with ‘Relatives’ in Humanity!

4th House: Your home – A Place for Friends!

5th House: Your creativity – You’re a Free-spirited Innovator!

6th House: Your work and health – Cooperation is the Future!

7th House: Your significant others – Liberated Partnerships, and: Is Your Partner Your Friend?!

8th House: Your deep involvement and transformations – perhaps from Loneliness and Distance to Sharing in Humanity?

9th House: Your travels and worldviews – Meet Like-Spirited Friends in the World – maybe as you Travel or Study?!

10th House: Your calling and purpose – is FREEDOM.

11th House: Your community – True Friends and Co-Creators.

12th House: Your oneness with ALL – always FREE…

 

 

And AQ – LEO reminds me also of the all time favourite quote: “We are All Stars in the Constellation of Love!”

 

The FULL MOON, technically in AQ – LEO, is actually on two sign cusps:

 

The SUN is at the end of LEO, coming closer to the cusp to VIR (and will enter VIR on Aug 22 at 9:38 am PDT), the ‘Sphinx Point’ of Self (LEO) Awareness (VIR).

 

Sphinx

Sphinx on the Giza Plateau – Photo by Melanie, Egypt Journey with my AQ Friend Marina, Nov 2010…

 

Lots of VIR energies are on presently, with

  • VENUS / North Node (was exact yesterday Aug 17), and

MERCURY / JUPITER. The winged one, MERCURY, will travel very close to its ‘Mentor’ / the BIG one, JUPITER, esp. Aug 22 – Sept 16, basically during the whole VIR time, due to MERCURY retro very close to JUPITER end of VIR. See below also: Feature on MERCURY’s VIRGO JOURNEY

  • More about the SUPER VIRGO energy – Honouring the Sacred Feminine, Being in Alignment with our Work and Service, Health and Wellness… – for the VIR SOLAR ECLIPSE (a ‘Seed Eclipse’) on Sept 1.

 

What does this mean for now, the Cuspy FULL MOON presently?

  • Time to HARVEST the gifts of Self Awareness.
  • Gratitude for being able to consciously Live from Love, and Serve Others with what we Love, and be in the Love while we do the Work.
  • Everything goes better (VIR) with a Loving Heart (LEO) – and some dance too 🙂

 

The MOON is at the end of AQ, as I propose to call it, the ‘Coherence Point’ (“We’re all in this together”) – one might also call it ‘www Point’ :-).

Luna will glide over into PISCES even already tomorrow (Aug 18) morning, 7 ½ hrs after the Full Moon, at 9:34 am PDT, to meet in the oceanic realm its very own ruler of the cosmic seas, NEPTUNE, the South Node, and CHIRON, on Fri Aug 19 / Sat Aug 20.

So yeah, Connection (PI) as friends, in circles, groups, as humanity (AQ) is definitely ‘highlighted’ at this point.

Real human connection, I’d suggest… electronic, virtual connection is good too but can’t replace sharing in physicality (You can’t smell or hug or massage or share food with someone online… well, that all sounds like TAU all of a sudden :-)).

 

Since the PI energies are all wrapping around the Lunar South Node (which is very close to NEPTUNE, for the rest of 2016!), it’s also time to release overwhelm and addiction (PI), and, in balance with VIR, do spiritual practice (PI – VIR).

More about the VIR – PI themes in the next Astro~News (VIR NEW MOON / Annular Solar Eclipse on Sept 1 to PI-VIR FULL MOON / Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on Sept 16).

 

The Buddha Surfer comes handy, to illustrate the theme of VIR (skills) PI (waves) 🙂 

Buddhasurf_quote

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

 

More fun with some other surfer friends around (AQ – PI), and there we come full circle with the FULL MOON theme

Shine Your Light, Move Freely, and Be in Your True Nature!

Let’s Co-create from the Heart, in Friendship and Freedom!

 

* The FULL MOON ChartA Fuller Picture…

 

Voila – the chart for the exact Full Moon tomorrow Aug 18 at 2:27 am PDT, viewed from Victoria BC.

 AQ - LEO FM 2016

 

At the time, CANCER is even the Rising Sign, so the AQ MOON rules the chart, and is high up in the sky, in the 9th house of the chart – The Path of Freedom leads us HOME…

 

As you see, it’s pretty busy, ‘down’ in the VIR environment!
How about channelling that energy into dealing with practicalities that need to be ‘in place’ now, maybe literally Feng Shui’ing the home, or do ceremony and ritual for sacred alignment? Clearing clutter, and passing on unused items, bringing order into our household and health are smart practical moves in this.

Yet, all that ‘doing’ wants to be balanced with being in resonance with what-is, and letting things fall off as needed if we can’t / don’t need to ‘work on them’ / ‘fix them’.

A fine balance. Literally, fine-tuning (VIR-PI).

Actually, it’s not even a balance of this (VIR) and that (PI) but all interwoven and integral…

How about this:

Working in the Flow

Releasing Worry and OCD (obsessive-compulsive DOING), and turning it into OCD (original creative dance) 🙂

 

On that note of puns:

Looking forward (yes, no typo) to MERCURY retro (coming into ‘stormy’ stationary mode on Aug 22, and technical retro from Aug 30 on – see special feature below)… always a good chance to create new pun pathways, and seeing the thinker (and in this case also VIR doer) with new eyes…

 

And then:

Phewww, MARS has made it out of SCO into SAG – the Phoenix has Risen (technically on Aug 2, with the LEO New Moon! A seed for freedom, new trust, growth, and inspired movement (SAG), i.o.w. a new WHY, a new YES was planted then. Now, under the following FULL MOON, we can see ‘new life’ based on this initiation and seed time. How’s that for you? Esp. in the house of your chart where early SAG is.

As you see, there is still one ‘condition’ / test / ‘wait a minute’ effect: SATURN is still ahead of MARS. This (MARS) too shall pass (SATURN) – next Wed Aug 24.

So let’s use that SATURN energy to acknowledge how far we’ve come, and in fact the path unfolds in front of us as we walk – slow is beautiful… Maybe literally some (SATURN type) criteria have to be in place before we’re moving more swiftly and freely forward, upward, onward (MARS in SAG).

 

The MARS / SATURN team are quite crucial ‘players’ these days, since they are the apex / outlet of a mutable T-Square, from NEPTUNE / South Node in PI and VENUS / North Node in VIR.

Wow, lots of action, busy activity, and flow… good to be flexible with all the mutability, as things change, directions shift, quite like surfing energy waves. Skills, Surrender, Inspired Motion from the Heart would be a simple formula…

 

Our friend URANUS in ARIES, still in turnaround ‘station’ (went retro on July 29) made friends with the LEO SUN this week, and has also shown us that things can shift and open quickly, and what we ’loved’ and tried to hold on to yesterday is already passee today. What remains – best way anyway – is to Live in the NOW!

 

 

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SCO Entry with VIR – PI Bridge of Oct / Nov 2015 : Healing Works of Love ~ Unifying Medicine ~ Fulfilling Service

24 Oct

As you see in the ‘SCO Mutability 2015’ chart below – set up for the entry of the SUN into SCO on Oct 23, 2015 at 10:50 am PDT, we also experience presently a strong VIR – PI ‘Opposition’ which will get even more pronounced towards end of Oct.

SCO Mutability 2015

Here are the specific details of the timing and alignments, for your VIR interest:

VENUS (Oct 8 – Nov 8), MARS (Sept 24 – Nov 12), and JUPITER (Aug 11, 2015 – Sept 10, 2016) are all in VIR

NEPTUNE (2012 – 2026) and CHIRON (2010 – 2018) are in PI for a longer period, and affect the Collective.

The LUNAR NODES entered PI (South Node) and VIR (North Node) on Oct 10.

They will link up with JUPITER in VIR in Jan / Feb 2016, with CHIRON in PI on March 19, 2016, and with NEPTUNE in PI on Nov 4, 2016:

The VIR planets have been and will continue to oppose the slow moving PI planets in the next while, activating the VIR – PI axis from mid Sept until early Nov:

JUPITER in VIR opposed NEPTUNE in PI on Sept 16, and will oppose CHIRON in PI on Nov 3.

MARS in VIR opposed NEPTUNE in PI on Oct 6, and will oppose CHIRON in PI on Oct 16, and meet up with JUPITER in VIR on Oct 17.

VENUS in VIR has just squared SATURN on Oct 10, and will oppose NEPTUNE on Oct 16, and trines PLUTO on Oct 23.

VENUS in VIR meets JUPITER on Oct 25, and opposes CHIRON in PI on Oct 27 (Full Moon Day).

 

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Virgo, ruled by Mercury. By Johfra Bosschart

 

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Pisces, ruled by Neptune. By Johfra Bosschart            

         

Another big shift of the season if not of the year (every 1 ½ years) just happened:
The Lunar Nodes (always going backwards in the Zodiac) crossed from ARIES (South Node) to PISCES, and from LIBRA to VIRGO (North Node) on Oct 10.
We are invited now to bring our sensitivity and connectedness (PI) into alignment and practical service (VIR).The Nodes are all about balance. Replenishing on the PI side of all-connectedness and flow gives us energy to do any work well. When we are connected and loving the work goes so much easier, and healing happens.

The VIR – PI axis is all about…

… from the VIR side (with VENUS – since Oct 8 until Nov 8, MARS – since Sept 24 until Nov 12, and JUPITER – until Sept 10, 2016, and Lunar North Node – since Oct 10 until May 10, 2017) being ‘in our temple’ of alignment with our true, holistic nature, doing our wellness and wholeness practice, and using this precious life time to dedicate our gifts and skills to make the world a better place. In other words, offering sacred service.

VIR is also about digesting experiences, ordering and organizing. In the body, it rules the small intestines.

… from the PI (with Neptune – until 2026, CHIRON – until 2018, and Lunar South Node) being in all-encompassing love and flow, nothing needs to be ‘done’, our ‘job’ is rather to perhaps let our ego and attachment to a certain outcome get out of the way, be open, surrender, be available, allow, hold space, or simply: BE present.

In our embodiment, PI rules the immune system, our aura, energy field, the subtle bodies and chakras (as a field).
Themes for the PI SN – VIR NN are:

  • Random acts of service bring fulfillment.
  • Doing work and being of service, while coming from a place of loving compassion – and skilfulness.
  • Doing what we love, and loving what we do
  • Rather than getting overwhelmed and feeling lost and useless (low vibration of PI SN, linking up with CHIRON and NEPTUNE), where is something practical, healthy, simple we can do that serves others and our own well-being?
  • What would be beneficial practices and techniques (JUPITER / NN in VIR) we could adopt? Something that brings ease and flow (PI)?
  • What can we do to clean up the chaos / mess – while being in the flow of love? Practically speaking: play music while cleaning the closet, and giving away what’s not being used.
  • How can the sensitive and naturally attuned artist and empath in you (PI) bring this gift into something practical (VIR) that helps you and others?
  • God helps those who help themselves. Doing our share, and trusting divine intervention.
  • Love Heals.

The Lunar Nodes were in PI – VIR in these years:
April 1941 – Nov 1942
Dec 1959 – June 1961
July 1978 – Feb 1980
March 1997 – Sept 1988

If you were born in those times, which themes are coming full circle now for you to be released and resourced?