Sun and Mercury enter Scorpio this week. Scorpio is the sign of in-depth thinking, the Ancient Mysteries, of Persephone and Pluto and the underworld – psychological and spiritual, hidden and sheltered. Scorpio is the “flaming sword” protecting the Tree of Knowledge (of Desire), from which the serpent plucked the apple offered to Eve (feminine mental plane). Scorpio is the sign and color of pomegranates, the orange of persimmons and Halloween, the latter informing us soon “something wicked our way comes. It’s the UN’s birthday (Friday), Catholic feast days of Saints Jude and Simon (Wednesday) and Saturday, in Santa Cruz, there’s a United Nations Association birthday party/dinner honoring United Nations Day at United Methodist Church, 250 California St., 5:30 social, 6:30 dinner with music, silent auction and Joseph Schultz catering. Guest speaker is Denise Scotto who has worked on the Committee to Eliminate Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW – proceeds support ratification). See unasantacruz.org . See you at the dinner, everyone!
The UNA, supported by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in 1953, attempts to build understanding (which brings revelation) and support for the ideals and work of the United Nations (Scorpio Sun & Mercury). Its educational and humanitarian are teaches students in urban schools, clears minefields, provides school-based support for children harmed by poverty, illness, and war. UNA also has a Model UN, Global Classrooms and a Student Alliance, which educate and inspire young people to engage in global issues and the work of the UN through scholarship and critical thinking. See sunausa.org/education . The UN, in its reconstruction work, is a deeply Scorpio endeavor. Next week Saturn (Ray 3, Divine Intelligence, economics), Dweller on the Threshold, enters Libra (Ray 3). Relationships learn new lessons and news emerges on the fate and destiny of the American dollar.