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Isolation is the Rule, Yet the Crowd Exists

RisaNewSAt 12:40 p.m. (PST )Sunday, there’s a new moon total solar eclipse (19 degrees Cancer). New moons bring forth new endeavors. Solar eclipses (hidden Sun) inform us that something substantial, having completed its purpose, is no longer available. Eclipse means “hidden.” The personality-building theme for Cancer new moon is “Isolation is the rule, yet the crowd exists.” This is how our personality feels, before Soul integration. The personality often feels isolated; connecting with others is difficult, even with family members. Something’s always missing. We feel imprisoned in an isolated reality, seeking something, not knowing what. Until one day, one lifetime when, having built a strong and vibrant personality (physical body, emotional body, lower mind) the Soul (love, unity) makes contact and the personality, feeling exhausted, responds with surprise and surrender. Then the meditative seed thought becomes “I build a lighted house and therein dwell.” We then become the “Light of the world,” nourishing the “little ones” (Earth’s kingdoms).

Mercury (communication) and Venus (values) create lots of planetary activity this week. Both will be interacting with Neptune Monday afternoon creating non-compromise. Friday Mercury enters Leo and we all begin to talk about ourselves. We can praise our astro-induced narcissism, understanding it as a heavenly influence. We all need praise, but especially Leos. Saturday Venus enters Virgo. Our values switch to food. Sunday Mercury interacts with Pluto (we swim in depth psychology and mysterious talk). Monday is Leo moon, Wednesday Virgo moon. We know not to gossip for it creates distortion. We can always distinguish the forces of darkness/materiality from the Forces of Light. Only the former create separations. Where do we stand?

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of July 8-14, 2010 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20
You wonder these days what your true values and ideals are. You ponder upon friendships. Is there comfort and like-mindedness? Friends are for support and nurturing. Do you have any? In the coming months and years you’ll re-evaluate friendships – who and why – also assessing your importance to them. Your communication can deepen the spiritual basis that holds all things together. Or separate.

April 21–May 21
Long-held dreams, hidden for years may emerge, highlighting future activities. Perhaps you’re considering new training and study, allowing you to finally venture into a new field of financial endeavors. You’ll assess personal needs but, most importantly, the needs of humanity. You know these are trying times. Your work must be service oriented and that a sharing society must be created. Your ideas are the template.

May 22–June 20
You constantly seek knowledge, a spiritual task. Then you must disperse that knowledge. Assess what you have learned, the many fields of study you’ve assimilated. What will you pursue now? Previous beliefs and ideas are becoming unavailable. You seek new philosophies that expand you spiritually. Long distance travel may be involved. Your Gemini needs someone to join you.

June 21–July 20
In your daily life you often think of loved ones who have passed on, with you feeling left behind. Know they continue to work close by. Communicate from the heart with them. Then connection is made. You will begin to use resources creating a future different than the past. You will be called to nurture family. Everyone is grateful for you

July 21–August 22
It’s good to review relationships, past and present, seeking to understand how we communicate, what we expect and offer others. You specifically must realize that love is released when contact is made. This grows relationships, evaporates illusion and distortions. Did you long ago expect too much and were you defensive and demanding? Leos seek freedom along with praise and recognition.

August 23–September 22
You can be very sensitive at this time. Careful that you seek to create a balance with foods, using all colors and textures. We are to eat all foods, prepared in all types of ways. Don’t ignore what your body needs. Virgos are to serve themselves first, tending to body, mind and heart before caring for others. This creates the balance needed. The body is grateful.

September 23–October 22
You have persevered in your profession and now are known in your field. This took perseverance. Now you feel independent, not wanting to depend on others. Teamwork and being cooperative, however, is most important. This shows leadership and wisdom. Careful to balance home and professional lives. If you have children tend to them with special awareness. In between work and family life, art is your refuge.

October 23–November 21
Has your home undergone subtle change in the past several years? Are you feeling strange and subtle changes within, too? Home is our psychological refuge and fortress. When we change, home changes, and this disassembles our sense of security and safety. Attempt to make your home, or wherever you find yourself, a temple. Diplomacy sustains you.

November 22–December 20
You reflect deeply on inner concerns. Outer success seems less important. You question and evaluate your life in spiritual terms, pondering upon inner fulfillment, wondering what’s been a masquerade. Spiritual dimensions tug at you. You ponder death, regeneration and transformation and wonder about heaven. At times you want to withdraw, find peace, drop into deeper dimensions. It will happen in between.

December 21–January 20
A need to ensure your future through expanded resources is important with financial security a focus and goal. Begin with a budget, learning in detail how your money is spent, what you must have and what you can do without. A fundamental change of values has appeared. They have spiritualized. Take great care in relationships. They are your heart’s content, and you theirs.

January 21–February 18
You will review your self-identity and who you are with others. Then you will think about getting into and remaining in tip-top physical shape. What do you think of your life thus far? Is it exciting and wholesome, successful and eventful? You’ll ponder upon and learn more about yourself in the next few months. Then a new self gradually emerges and more and more energy is available if you stay outdoors in sunlight.

February 19–March 20
Take time to focus upon yourself. Seek people who you enjoy. Establish yourself as someone who is professional, creative and romantic. You need to dare yourself to have fun and experience pleasure. These are strange realities for you. Notice previous people and places are fading away. Your life energy is attempting to establish a more secure spiritual sense of direction. The future isn’t formed yet, but it’s not too far away.

Risa is Founder & Director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary Wisdom School in Santa Cruz, CA. More at

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