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High Holy Days, Forgiveness, Mercury Direct

RisaIt is important to understand, historically and through observance, the practices of humanity’s primary religions because the new Aquarian religion and spirituality are being built upon their foundations. When we are aware of different religious practices, we can incorporate their inner qualities into our lives. In this way, humanity becomes unified, which is the Aquarian task. We are in the midst of the Jewish High Holy Days, begun at Rosh Hashanah (Friday, Sept. 18) and ending at Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) on Monday, Sept. 28), when G-d closes the Book of Life. During these 10 days we ask forgiveness from G-d and from each other. Yom Kippur is the most solemn day of the Jewish year.

The inner purpose of the Jewish High Holy Days esoterically parallels Libra (Ray 3). Both attempt to create Right Relations with G-d and with each other (symbolizing a cross of intention). For both (holydays and Libra) we are asked to contemplate our lives and to choose between the path of matter (material concerns, involution) or the Path of Spirit (evolution, making sacred life within matter). The intermediary between the two is the Soul, recognized by the personality for the first time in Libra. This is why the New Year of the Soul is said to begin in Libra. The “new year” theme (esoteric) corresponds to the Jewish New Year in timing. Beginnings always call us to reflection, contemplation, forgiveness for past mistakes and separations, and preparation for the future.

The cornerstone of the new Aquarian religion and spirituality is and will be the science of astrology and the observing of the monthly new and full sun/moon festivals—times when cosmic gates open and unobstructed light pours into Earth furthering our evolution and knowledge of the Plan and Purpose of God.

ARIES (March 21-April 20) You will be called to teamwork, perhaps by competitors and possibly by those you consider as enemies. Don’t fret or fuss. Libra is about bringing Right Human Relations, balance, and fairness to all interactions. You can initiate this through your intentions and will(ingness). This will enhance your public image, create new alliances, and affect your environments (inner and outer), friendships and release love all around.
TAURUS (April 21-May 21) It’s time to seriously consider another regime of health, exercise, and proper eating—very necessary at this time to vitalize your energy system and adrenals. The emphasis now and primarily needs to be on service to self. Everyone around you, including your pets, will be reflecting your health issue. Remember to use homeopathics. Add resveratrol and chlorella (lots).
GEMINI (May 22-June 20) What are your favorite activities? What are your hobbies and what do you do for fun? Have these changed in the past several years? Who do you love, where and how do you find freedom, and are there any children in your life? All of these questions need pondering so you can, with eyes wide open, choose your life Path as Libra balances Gemini’s polarities and duality. Do you know the difference?
CANCER (June 21-July 20) It seems your property, what you own and/or where you live, has been in a state of repair, reorientation, and transformation. At some point, emerging from your inner rooms you might consider creating a “garden room.” Perhaps it’s also time for a greenhouse and an uncluttered home office. Where is your community these days?
LEO (July 21-Aug. 22) It’s a good time to write letters, the old fashioned way. It’s also good to contact family, siblings, old friends and renew relationships, which may have been cast aside due to excess work, intense grief, or a general antipathy toward relationships. Visiting forests and glens allows you to realize that we are in relationship with all of life. The safest relationship is with the plant kingdom. Begin communicating with the green and violet devas.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Perhaps it’s time for a resale sale, or maybe a new look at your valuable possessions. Assessing your resources with new eyes provides insight into what your true values. Have they changed in the past twenty years? Acknowledging what you value revitalizes your identity and is a clue to which path you’ll choose. Which then could change.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Do not be afraid of leadership. But do be aware of its razor’s edged path. It is important to understand that others look at leaders through the lens of their own experiences, wounds, childhood, expectations, needs and projections. This is not comfortable. Only the courageous can lead. Begin soon creating new projects that will overflow into the next year. Something’s almost over.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Visit the sick, the hospitalized, the shut away, the sad, the lonely, and the limited. This will provide you with a perspective on your own life that leads to self-analysis, investigative study, and the ability to reorient yourself toward spiritual values. Tithe, be charitable, ask forgiveness for past omissions, and seek work that heals humanity. Big tasks.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 20) Are there several social contracts that you unconsciously adhere to? Ask yourself if there are opportunities from a new occupation that would benefit you if you told others of your immediate and far reaching life goals? Is your financial situation in a state of turmoil? Things are attempting to balance this month. Travel is good. It balances, too.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20) New business goals and newer ways to handle your career can now be implemented. Review your past work and know that it is good. Know also that you can summon all gifts from past lives into your present and ask that they be applied efficiently and brilliantly now. Ask also that they provide you with direction. Ponder on possible plans and goals and patronage. You will be honored.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) It’s time to create a longer-range life program. Include things educational, professional, spiritual, philosophical. Whether you believe in this or not, do it anyway, for it outlines your life’s needs and provides you with a contemplative view of your goals. Should you take this life task seriously, writing thoughts down, it’s possible that everything will come to pass. Perhaps a home is first.
PISCES (Feb.19-March 20) Continue to eliminate debt and continue the savings account in whatever way you are presently able. Thriftiness is most important now and will, during the next few months, become a resource for you. There are several very important items you must purchase for communal use. Manifest them. Conserve all spending as you conserve your energy. A new talent arises.

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