Santa Cruz Good Times

Friday
Nov 21st
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Essential and Sweeping Change

RisaNewSAstrologically, the coming week/month is very challenging. The upcoming transits, phenomenal in their power, force, strength and multiplicity (with more to come), have long-range, enduring and continuing effects upon all of humanity’s endeavors.

Thursday, Mars enters Libra. Mars presents humanity with nine tests, including testing our ability to recognize and discriminate between the two forces presently at battle on our planet. Simultaneously, as Libra asks us to choose sides, Mars allows us to distinctly see the difference between personality and the Soul. Watch the news for “arbitration,” mediation (Libra) between two distinct factions often at war (Mars).

Friday, Mars opposes Uranus (explosions!). Saturday Mars/Saturn (Libra) opposes Uranus (new archetypes) in Aries (initiating new realities). Monday, retro Jupiter (in Aries) squares Pluto in Capricorn. We must respond to the present transformations (Pluto) differently. Tuesday, combining the above-mentioned planets with the U.S. chart, a Cardinal Grand Square (change initiated) is formed with Venus/Jupiter (money) in Cancer (U.S. chart). The June 26 lunar eclipse (things in form dissolve) is activated. What will disappear next? Everything no longer useful.

Wednesday Mars opposes Jupiter and squares Pluto (more big explosions!), creating a celestial T-square (two squares). With Pluto involved we’re hastening toward fundamental, essential, sweeping and thorough transformation. It’s time and we all know it.  (Read more at nightlightnews.com & Risa’s Esoteric Astrology Facebook.)

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of July 29–Aug. 4, 2010 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20
A new and unusual era begins for you, including a new belief in yourself (gradually forming) and a new way of working in the world (also gradual). Careful of health and especially diet. Be regular with exercise and vitamins. Sometimes fiery (and mutable) signs can’t maintain a regimen of health supplements. However, they’re vital to your present tasks, upcoming demands and essential to your longevity.

taurusTaurus
April 21–May 21
In so many ways you’re becoming the fish of the zodiac, Pisces. Some may find this disheartening. However, it’s very special having Pisces characteristics. Yes, it’s difficult to see, to walk and keep a purposeful focus. Yes, you become accident-prone, clumsy, and only the moment is real. And even with all these physical obstructions, your job description becomes world savior. You “see” differently.

geminiGemini
May 22–June 20
The message each week focuses on the same information – that of you and groups and both expanded due to your participation. However, you must begin to discriminate and choose which groups are part of the New Group of World Servers and people of Goodwill. As the months progress it is these groups you will be magnetized toward. They call to you. Can you hear?

cancerCancer
June 21–July 20
So many things are culminating for you, long-held hopes and wishes are coming true (look around), and these will bring forth new opportunities, aid and assistance and a deeper love given and received. You often act alone, rarely asking for help. Where you find yourself now was achieved with little assistance from others. Now new realities appear, new goals, hopes, wishes and dreams. And healing. Someone left. Someone appears.

leoLeo
July 21–August 22
In the next year your horizons will expand. You have travel fever and wanderlust, which means your life is about to open up, your mind ready, willing and able. The next year should be a philosophical adventure. A companion? Perhaps not. You’ve been there, done that (wounds in relationship, dissolving relationships), yes? Although I never write clichés, that one is appropriate. Happy birthday.

virgoVirgo
August 23–September 22
Let’s see…what are the keywords here for you – power, death, rebirth, reorientation, sex, inheritance, shared resources. Some or all will knock, then sail into your living room for a visit. All can create chaos, mayhem and disorder. Try not to misapply, misuse or abuse any of them or, like a snake protecting itself, the sting is poisonous. You understand.

libraLibra
September 23–October 22
Good things, almost too good to be true, will occur in the next year. Money and relationships increase. This creates new responsibilities. Sometimes, with money, we don’t know how to handle it. Sometimes, with excellent relationships, we (Librans) only think of ourselves. It’s important to have a relationship talk, asking if goals, dreams, wishes, hopes, fears and handling money, are compatible. The question is what does one do if they aren’t?

scorpioScorpio
October 23–November 21
In all things, especially food, diet, health, exercise there must be a constancy and regularity created. There’s a possibility that food, drink, drugs (any types), sex are in excess and over time health begins to fail. You have the will to not let this occur. It’s good to examine if your daily work is serving you and helping others. If not, you have the courage to change either the work or your perceptions.

saggSagittarius
November 22–December 20
You’ll have days in which everything’s in a state of release, transformation, and then days of harmony, ease and blended realities. This tension creates the attention needed to create new things (artistic) and express yourself differently. If a parent, you’ll enhance everything about/for your children (nieces, nephews). Most of all in between all these endeavors,you’ll seek (need) fun, pleasure, and perhaps even a new (aghast!) lover! Maybe.  

capricornCapricorn
December 21–January 20
At times being the parent or head of household will feel so vast you’ll want to run away. Running is a good thing (for exercise, to win a race), but do come home again. Everyone needs you. Oh, dear, if you hear the words “needs you” again, you’ll expire! You’re restless for new realities, a new home, more psychological, physical and emotional room. What you also need is a new foundation (support for self) to believe in. Where’s you mommy?

aquariusAquarius
January 21–February 18
You are busy learning new information (or seeking it out) and travel’s in the cards. How you ask? Over time it will appear. Have you been or are you in contact with brothers and sisters, relatives, family? Whether relations with them are good or bad, be in touch. Don’t expect anything in return. You need to encounter something new. Actually, many things new. How do you learn best?

piscesPisces
February 19–March 20
You’re on the edge of things, waiting for new realities, wondering how to value yourself, how to use money appropriately. You want to begin something, not knowing how. Most important is how you feel about yourself, which, in the past years, has fallen a bit.  A change must occur, a resource, a safe haven. In permaculture, which observes living systems, “the most diversity exists at the edges. It is here that change happens naturally.” Stay at the edge.


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

More at nightlightnews.com.

Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
smaller | bigger

busy
 

Share this on your social networks

Bookmark and Share

Share this

Bookmark and Share

 

Pop Life

The pop-up dining trend is freeing culinary imaginations and creating a guerilla version of event dining around Santa Cruz

 

Over Hills and Plains, Riding a White Horse, Bow and Arrows in Hand

Saturday, early morning, the sun enters and radiates the light of Sagittarius. Three hours later, the Sagittarius new moon (0.07 degrees) occurs. “Let food be sought,” is the personality-building keynote. “Food” means experiences; all kinds, levels and types. It also means real food. Sag’s secret is their love of food. Many, if not musicians, are chefs. Some are both. The energies shift from Scorpio’s deep and transformative waters to the “hills and plains of Sagittarius.” Sag is the rider on a white horse, eyes focused on the mountain peaks of Capricorn (Initiation) ahead. Like Scorpio, Sagittarius is also the “disciple.” Adventure, luck, optimism, joy and the beginnings of gratitude are the hallmarks of Sagittarius. Sag is also one of the signs of silence. The battle lines were drawn in Libra and we were asked to choose where we stood. The Nine Tests were given in Scorpio and we emerged “warriors triumphant.” Now in Sag, we are to be the One-Pointed Disciple, riding over the plains on a white horse, bow and arrows in hand, eyes focused on the Path of Return ahead. Sagittarians are one-pointed (symbol of the arrow). Sag asks, “What is my life’s purpose?” This is their quest, from valleys, plains, meadows and hills, eyes aimed always at the mountaintop. Sag emerges from Scorpio’s deep waters, conflict and tests into the open air. Sag’s quest is humanity’s quest. Sag’s quest, however, is always accompanied by music and good food.

 

The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of November 21

Santa Cruz area movie theaters >
Sign up for Good Times weekly newsletter
Get the latest news, events

RSS Feed Burner

 Subscribe in a reader

Latest Comments

 

Pie Fidelity

A little Thanksgiving help, plus sip and shop locally at the Art, Wine and Gift Bazaar

 

What should be on everyone’s bucket list?

Hang gliding, because you're free as a bird. Jenni, Santa Cruz, Student/Administrative Assistant

 

Soquel Vineyards

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so it’s time to be thinking about the wine you’re going to serve with that special dinner, be it turkey, ham, a roast, or something vegetarian or vegan.

 

The Kitchen

Chef Santos Majano talks beer-friendly food at Discretion Brewery