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Do you overshare online?

Do you overshare online?

I don’t think so. I just post things about my life, like successful things. Sometimes I just like sharing different news that I find interesting, or favorite artists, clothes, music. I like to post photos.

Natalia Delgado, Santa Cruz, Server

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From The Editor

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Astrology

Venus Direct, Mercury Retro Soon, Honoring Our Labors

Venus Direct, Mercury Retro Soon, Honoring Our Labors

As Burning Man (nine days, Aug. 30-Sept. 7 in the sign of Virgo) burns in the hot white desert sands, a petal of the rose created by retrograde Venus and the twelve-petaled Sun in Virgo’s petals unfold. All of us are on the burning ground (Leo) in the womb (cave of the heart) of the mother (Virgo), gestating for humanity once again (each year) a new state of consciousness. Both Virgo and Cancer, feminine (receptive energies) signs, are from our last solar system (Pleiades). When humanity first appeared on Earth we were nurtured by the mother, a matriarchy of energies (on islands in the Pacific). Eve, Isis and Mary are part of the lineages of our ancient Mother.

Overseen by the Pleiades, the Earth (matter, mater, the mother) in that last solar system was imbued with intelligence (Ray 3). As we move toward autumn, another mother, Ceres realizes she has mere weeks left with her beloved daughter, Persephone. Persimmon and pomegranate trees prepare for autumn, their colors signs of hope as the light each day continues to dim.

Sunday, Venus in Leo turns stationary direct, yet continues in her shadow until Oct. 9 (when retrograde Mercury turns direct). Slowly our newly assessed values emerge from the Venus retrograde. We thought in Venus retro how to use our resources more effectively. Mercury retrogrades Sept. 17.

Monday is Labor Day. Let us honor the labor of everyone, all life a “labor.” Let us honor Labor Day and all those who have “served” (labored for) us this past year. We honor their labors. We honor the labor of our parents, those who have loved us. We honor our own labors, too. We are all in service, we are all laboring. We are all valuable.

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Local Talk

If you knew you had one week to live, what would you do?

If you knew you had one week to live, what would you do?

Make peace with myself, which would allow me to be at peace with others.

Diane Fisher, Santa Cruz, Network Engineer

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Astrology

Seasons of Opportunity

Seasons of Opportunity

Everything in our world has a specific time (a season) in which to accomplish a specific work—a “season” that begins (opportunity) and ends (time’s up). I can feel the season is changing. The leaves turning colors, the air cooler, sunbeams casting shadows in different places. It feels like a seasonal change has begun in the northern hemisphere. Christmas is in four months, and 2015 is swiftly speeding by. Soon it will be autumn and time for the many Festivals of Light. Each season offers new opportunities. Then the season ends and new seasons take its place.

Humanity, too, is given “seasons” of opportunity. We are in one of those opportunities now, to bring something new (Uranus) into our world, especially in the United States. Times of opportunity can be seen in the astrology chart. In the U.S. chart, Uranus (change) joins Chiron (wound/healing). This symbolizes a need to heal the wounds of humanity. Uranus offers new archetypes, new ways of doing things. The Uranus/Chiron (Aries/Pisces) message is, “The people of the U.S. are suffering. New actions are needed to bring healing and well-being to humanity. So the U.S. can fulfill its spiritual task of standing within the light and leading humanity within and toward the light.”

Thursday, Aquarius Moon, Mercury enters Libra. The message, “To bring forth the new order in the world, begin with acts of Goodwill.” Goodwill produces right relations with everyone and everything. The result is a world of progressive well-being and peacefulness (which is neither passive nor the opposite of war).

Saturday is the full moon, the solar light of Virgo streaming into the Earth. Our waiting now begins, for the birth of new light at winter solstice. The mother (hiding the light of the soul, the holy child), identifying the feminine principle, says, “I am the mother and the child. I, God (Father), I Matter (Mother), We are One.”

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Editors Note

From The Editor

From The Editor

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Local Talk

Why don’t you have an earthquake survival kit?

Why don’t you have an earthquake survival kit?

It’s an expense I haven’t thought I need to spend money on yet.

Mackenzie Kelly, Santa Cruz, Student

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Editors Note

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From The Editor

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Astrology

Secret Life of Virgo

Secret Life of Virgo

Be careful on Thursday. We could stumble, wound, hurt, be unaware or have revelations that create a revolution. Mercury the messenger interacts with Chiron (wounds seeking healing) and Uranus (the unusual, apocryphal, revelatory thoughts leading to revolutionary actions). Scorpio Moon Thursday. Be aware of mysteries, secrets and hidden agendas.

Friday, the Sun in Leo (its last days in Leo) squares Saturn in Scorpio. We are to be aware of rules, creating needed boundaries in our lives, following directions, listening to the Teacher (the Soul).

Saturday, the last Leo Sun day, we may be confused, in a dream, steering our ships to destinations unknown. Direction appears late in the afternoon. Sunday, before dawn, the Sun enters Virgo. The Virgin appears, pregnant with new realities, the Soul, the new Kingdom on Earth. Virgo spreads her cape over the world, protecting humanity and Earth’s kingdoms, “nurturing and nourishing the little ones.” In Virgo, two lights are seen—one is bright and strong. This is the light of form (outer reality). Virgo is an Earth sign. The other light is faint and dim (inner spiritual reality), the light of spirit, the holy child, gestating in Virgo’s womb. One light (spirit) is waxing, the other (form) waning. Virgo gives birth at winter solstice.

There is always a stirring and a quickening within Virgo. A purity, a preparation, a grace seeking its rightful place in the material world, aspiring always to serve and fulfill its life task, to go perform right functions when needed. Virgo works with the devas, angels and archangels, great beings of light. Virgo’s spiritual task is to “protect the light.” This is the light of the soul, the light within each of us, the light of the angels. These are the hidden tasks and secrets of Virgo.

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Local Talk

Will we rise up and take back our government?

Will we rise up and take back our government?

The dollar is so damn powerful that politics doesn’t really have anything to do with it anymore.

Chris McGilvray, Santa Cruz, Filmmaker

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Online personality algorithms put astrological profiles to shame, but UCSC psychologists are raising questions about sharing personal data

 

Venus Direct, Mercury Retro Soon, Honoring Our Labors

As Burning Man (nine days, Aug. 30-Sept. 7 in the sign of Virgo) burns in the hot white desert sands, a petal of the rose created by retrograde Venus and the twelve-petaled Sun in Virgo’s petals unfold. All of us are on the burning ground (Leo) in the womb (cave of the heart) of the mother (Virgo), gestating for humanity once again (each year) a new state of consciousness. Both Virgo and Cancer, feminine (receptive energies) signs, are from our last solar system (Pleiades). When humanity first appeared on Earth we were nurtured by the mother, a matriarchy of energies (on islands in the Pacific). Eve, Isis and Mary are part of the lineages of our ancient Mother. Overseen by the Pleiades, the Earth (matter, mater, the mother) in that last solar system was imbued with intelligence (Ray 3). As we move toward autumn, another mother, Ceres realizes she has mere weeks left with her beloved daughter, Persephone. Persimmon and pomegranate trees prepare for autumn, their colors signs of hope as the light each day continues to dim. Sunday, Venus in Leo turns stationary direct, yet continues in her shadow until Oct. 9 (when retrograde Mercury turns direct). Slowly our newly assessed values emerge from the Venus retrograde. We thought in Venus retro how to use our resources more effectively. Mercury retrogrades Sept. 17. Monday is Labor Day. Let us honor the labor of everyone, all life a “labor.” Let us honor Labor Day and all those who have “served” (labored for) us this past year. We honor their labors. We honor the labor of our parents, those who have loved us. We honor our own labors, too. We are all in service, we are all laboring. We are all valuable.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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Do you overshare online?

I don’t think so. I just post things about my life, like successful things. Sometimes I just like sharing different news that I find interesting, or favorite artists, clothes, music. I like to post photos. Natalia Delgado, Santa Cruz, Server

 

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