Santa Cruz Good Times

Saturday
May 23rd
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Capitalism – A Love Story

RisaIn the Libra sky each night, as of this writing, Jupiter (Ray 2, Love/Wisdom) and the Moon (veiling Uranus, Ray 7, new world) have been companions. They are the rulers of Aquarius (Age of Knowledge), the planets that are seeding humanity to bring forth the new culture and civilization. Knowledge we must have in our world today. We must have knowledge and intelligence in order to reach the Soul, which is the only vehicle that can observe, understand, and choose to stand against the forces of darkness, obstruction and materialism. Libra tells us we must no longer be blinded to the dangers among us. It is important to know our country has been educationally dumbed-down with 40 percent of our citizenry functionally illiterate. When we are illiterate we cannot discriminate (Virgo) or make choices (Libra), the task for humanity this month.

Although he often looks hapless and disheveled (he seeks comfort—Taurus Sun), filmmaker Michael Moore is an unrelenting (Sun, Vesta, Venus in Taurus) force (Pluto in Leo in the 1st) to be reckoned with. Casting his wicked humor that sheds light into the darkness, Moore gives us hope as he knocks on doors and enters offices where many “fear to tread.” Moore’s film reveals corporate injustice, cruelty, unfairness, prejudice, inequality, bias, wrongdoing, disparity and ultimately the self-indulgent greed ruling our present centralized world and that has directed us all quietly and subtly into the “Matrix.”

As his films uncover the hidden and controlling realities that have led to humanity no longer owning its food sources, seeds, soil, farms, money, banks, homes,  education or minds, Moore lends each of us the strong arm of knowledge and a dose of reality. Within his truth-telling, we are invited to stand against the forces that quietly and cunningly continue to oppress. Moore’s latest film (his work is a love story), Capitalism : A Love Story opening in a thousand American theatres this week asks us to “Rise up”, to take back our days and nights, our farms, families, soil, seeds money, banking, local towns and cities and above all our education.

And so, during Libra, which each gives us a month to make a great life decision, Moore’s film informs and illumines our minds (and hearts) assisting us to choose which side we are on. It’s the Arjuna Experience once again with Krishna bidding us to take up arms. Where do each of us stand? Pacifism, in the light of our present world dangers, is not a choice. (See Moore’s chart at nightlightnews.com)

ARIES (March 21-April 20) Your present tasks hover around your relationships. With all the work you’re initiating and tending, how are your relationships faring? Are they floundering, progressing, expanding, descending or uplifting? Or are you able to bring balance and equanimity—difficult yet highly soothing for your stress. Investing in goodwill at home and work gestates a new reality in your life. Rest a bit more.

TAURUS
(April 21-May 21) Perhaps you’ve felt that your productive work of change and reconstruction has come up against an obstruction. The next weeks will bring chaos out into the open so you can rebalance and reaffirm that you are indeed moving forward though it may feel at first like a wound. Heed not this downfall of courage. It’s momentary. You will persevere.

GEMINI
(May 22-June 20) A new level of play is introduced allowing for relaxation and creative endeavors. But these you might not pursue, being challenged and caught somewhere in the middle of personal needs and relationships needs. This calls for solitude to contemplate priorities. Remember that in Libra, right judgment and proper use of love are tested. A friend passes on.

CANCER
(June 21-July 20) You want to tend to personal, nurturing things but are called to the workplace where there’s so much work you feel restricted, limited, unable to change agendas. Then you begin to rebel, all relationships fall into a wound and you feel persecuted and like St. Paul, before his initiation, blinded and hurt. Maintain. Do the work. Judge not.

LEO
(July 21-Aug. 22) You’ll finally communicate about something deeply important and it will actually bring balance to a situation seeking harmony. It’s an old situation, limiting you and how you receive and provide nurturing. Caution at work. You may not understand the entire situation. Feelings could get hurt. Wait.

VIRGO
(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) A new level of feeling valuable begins if you use the Will-to-Good, a gift from the Father, for Good-will (mother principle) to all. This may be difficult in terms of understanding self and the world, but do try, lest a wound in your creative potential arises. A major transformation is occurring concerning home and foundation. What is it?

LIBRA
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) The past months have presented challenges, unexpected, extremely difficult, at times scary, and almost impossible to overcome. You are exhausted and weary. The lesson is to stop pleasing others for a while. Boundaries are needed so you can rely on your own judgment and abilities. Take it easy, and find someone to cook for you.

SCORPIO
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Should you assume responsibility for assisting others emotionally, intellectually, and/or physically, you will be seen as leader and mentor. At home, things are different and dissolving. Assist this process by draping veils, entertaining a few fish, seeking a new home near water, and knowing that nothing’s real anymore and everything’s in transformation.

SAGITTARIUS
(Nov. 22-Dec. 20) As the past keeps making faces at you, the money situation slides this way and that, communication has disappeared along with a sense of home. What are you to do? Dress well, don’t criticize, review family history, buy new shoes, act like a mother, and contain yourself as best you can. A hobby or a horse would be good, too.

CAPRICORN
(Dec. 21-Jan. 20)New work endeavors compete for your time so exhaustion may result when tending to both family and profession. Be very careful with communication for you could sound like a dragon, feel like a failure, and be seen as someone who can’t nurture anymore. Step back. Stop disciplining everyone. And allow yourself to feel love. This is serious (from Sirius).

AQUARIUS
(Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Your mind’s active with imagination, a good thing, since there’s lots of work to do that may remain hidden. Ideals are good, goals, too. Begin to have some and use your imagination in that area and not on wishful thinking. Something changes. And for the next several months you may find yourself quite religious, in a state of retreat in order to assess the future. Use resources carefully.

PISCES
(Feb.19-March 20) A relationship is of some concern to you. Spend time pondering and writing about it, which will ease matters and provide clarity, a new sense of identity and a stronger will. During this Libra time you will need to choose from two very opposite situations. Pray for guidance. Maintain poise and equanimity. Work in the mornings. Cook in the afternoons.

Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
smaller | bigger

busy
 

Share this on your social networks

Bookmark and Share

Share this

Bookmark and Share

 

Gate Openers

Up-and-coming artists like Ryan Bingham are a great reason to show up early to the Santa Cruz American Music Festival

 

Gemini Sun, Pentecost, Shavuot—Enlightenment and Gladness

As the sun enters Gemini on Sunday, sign of speaking, communication, thinking, inter-relations, writing and understanding languages, the feast days of Pentecost & Shavuot (Catholic and Jewish festivals) occur. During Pentecost’s 50 days after Easter, tongues of fire appear above the heads of the disciples, providing them with the ability to understand all languages and all feelings hidden in the minds and hearts of humanity. It’s recorded that Pentecost began with a loud noise, which happened in an upper room (signifying the mind). The Christ (World Teacher) told his disciples (after his ascension) when encountering a man at a well carrying a water pot (signs for Age of Aquarius) to follow him to an upper room. There, the Holy Spirit (Ray 3 of Divine Intelligence) would overshadow them, expand their minds, give them courage and enable them to teach throughout the world, speaking all languages and thus able to minister to the true needs of a “seeking” humanity. Pentecost (50 days, pentagram, Ray 5, Venus, concrete and scientific knowledge, the Ray of Aquarius) sounds dramatic, impressive and scary: The loud noise, a thunderous rush of wind and then “tongues of fire” above the heads of each disciple (men and women). Fire has purpose. It purifies, disintegrates, purges, transforms and liberates (frees) us from the past. This was the Holy Spirit (Ray 3, love and wisdom) being received by the disciples, so they would teach in the world and inform humanity of the Messiah (Christ), who initiated the new age (Pisces) and gave humanity the new law (adding to the 10 Commandments of the Aries Age) to Love (Ray 2) one another. Note: Gemini is also Ray 2. Shavuot is the Jewish Festival of Gladness, the First Fruits Festival celebrating the giving of the 10 Commandments to Moses as the Aries Age was initiated. Thus, we have two developmental stages here, Jewish festival of the Old Testament. Pentecost of the New Testament. We have gladness, integrating both.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Off Her Meds

Kristin Wiig runs wild—and transcends her sketch comedy roots—as a truly strange character ‘Welcome to Me’
Sign up for Good Times weekly newsletter
Get the latest news, events

RSS Feed Burner

 Subscribe in a reader

Latest Comments

 

Flats Bistro

Pizza with an artisan twist comes to Aptos Beach

 

What’s your take on Santa Cruz locals?

Santa Cruz locals are really friendly once you know them. I think a lot of them have a hard time leaving, and I would too. Ryan Carle, Santa Cruz, Biologist

 

Soquel Vineyards

If Soquel Vineyards partners Peter and Paul Bargetto and Jon Morgan were walking down the street wearing their winning wine competition medals, you’d hear them coming from a mile away. This year was particularly rewarding for the Bargettos and Morgan—they won two Double Gold Medals and five Gold Medals at January’s San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

 

Enlightened Flavors

Squash & Blossom’s artisanal alternative-flour delights, beet kvass from Cafe Ivéta, and the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival