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L’Shana Tova – May You Have a Good Year

RisaNewSWe are in the last days of Mercury’s retrograde in Virgo. It’s been quite an interesting retrograde. The Iraq war came to an end; miners were trapped in an underground cave; under the brooding and watchful eyes of President Obama (Virgo Mars/Pluto), the major Mid-East leaders were called to the White House to re-ignite the peace process. We know the formula for peace esoterically—Intentions for Goodwill create Right Relations create the process of Peace. There is no other way. Mercury stations direct 4:09 p.m. (PST), Sunday, Sept. 12, moving slowly out of its retrograde shadow by Tuesday. Sept. 28. We move slowly forward also. The Jewish High Holy Days (10 days) begin this Thursday with Rosh Hashanah. On this day of rest, God judges us for the coming year. We gather with family, recite penitential prayers next to natural flowing water asking for forgiveness, we listen for the shofar (blowing of the ram’s horn trumpet), eat sweet- tasting foods, apples and honey, so the new year is sweet, and wish each other L’Shana Tova, May you have a good year.” It is important to understand all religious festivals. They form the foundation of the new world religion.
Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Sept 9–Sept 15, 2010 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20
Interactions, thinking, working with colleagues, planning and agendas begin to proceed forward and communication becomes less difficult. Everything does, actually. However, there are many daily responsibilities to focus upon and organize. Do this immediately. Financial consideration in terms of relationships will intensify. Bring order to relationships, too.

April 21–May 21
Words describing the coming month—creativity, research, food, yogurt, purity, structure, restructure, money, finances, desire, aspiration, old friends, relationship(s). All play out as you attempt to understand the spiritual science of how all things are made. You understand to bring forth the New World, humanity must work with the Devas (Light Beings). You contact them.

May 22–June 20
I keep receiving emails with the words “slow down.” There is a natural slowing down process occurring for you due to Saturn in Libra in your house of creativity. Saturn is creating a new structure of creativity with a greater dimension of beauty. As you create Right Relations, you bring forth a new structure of creativity yourself.

June 21–July 20
Begin speaking with truth and clarity about your own personal needs.Tend to the needs of everyone else–family, friends, animal and plant kingdom—until you are almost tending the entire world. Cancer nourishes. You need nourishment, too, and it’s important to ponder and brood upon what that is. Tending children is one type of nourishment. There are other types.

July 21–August 22
Are you attempting to pull back on financial expenditures, while thinking more, trying to plan, seeking facts and figures, and gradually realizing your home needs tending, clearing, cleaning, ordering and perhaps even re-doing somewhere? For now, organizing finances is the important focus. Should you need money, now is a good time to ask.

August 23–September 22
A new self-image is needed. New wardrobe, colors, clothes, new hair, shoes and perception of self. Think “style.” Style makes one more exciting, fashionable. You’re capable of this, as Sun and Mercury are in your sign. It’s easy for you to become habitual, believing the same old things. Stand up, shake off the old, set new goals.

September 23–October 22
Although Mercury is moving forward it remains in your 12th house of Pisces, of retreat, prayer and contemplation. Reading calms nerves. There’s the possibility of new job offers. You’re recognized for your capabilities. Try and save more (money), tithe. Ask for unconditional love. It comes when you yourself, “love more.”

October 23–November 21
The months have brought forth great changes, which will continue. Scorpio, sign of life and death, transformation and regeneration is used to change daily. You ask others to join you. They are afraid (of you, of death, transformation experiences). You’re often alone. This is a planned situation. You’re to become the Disciple. The New Group of World Servers calls.

November 22–December 20
Each sign has a primary planetary ruler. Spiritual energies of each constellation, in order to reach us, stream through a planet. Your planet is Jupiter, Ray 2 of Love/Wisdom. Jupiter is retrograde, thus you too are retrograde.  You are to gather the love within yourself. We are made of Love. We are to radiate it. It heals and transforms. It’s your turn now. To do this consciously.

December 21–January 20
You want to go somewhere with no complications, where you can contemplate your goals, needs. You find yourself with many responsibilities. Tend to all personal and professional obligations early each day. Allow domestic situations to be viewed with calm. There are answers. Capricorns are in a transformational state. Pluto in your sign makes your life powerful.

January 21–February 18
For the past seven years, Neptune in Aquarius has refined your domestic situation. This change continues with resources. Decide what your gifts are. Spend time each day producing your very best for much will be expected of you soon. What you accomplish now will be reflected and expanded later. You have an opportunity to be seen in the world.

February 19–March 20
You feel perhaps that you made a mistake in a recent purchase. You have a sense that you don’t quite know what you’re doing. This creates a vulnerability you want no one to see. You try to be practical and somehow that’s elusive. You want one thing and the opposite appears. Each day has been difficult and you need a safe harbor, a friend. Tend very carefully to your money.

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