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Barefoot Economics

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Libra is moving swiftly toward Scorpio, sign of money and resources held in common. Libra prepares for Scorpio by providing us with the ability to see and choose between two realities –the past, old habits and desires, or the future, new values, structures, archetypes. What direction will we choose, which Path? Humanity rarely has free will and very little choice. Until we work primarily within the mental and intuitive planes, until we have perspective (above, below, side to side), until we understand “love underlies all happenings” and until desire no longer controls, we’re led entirely by desires, habits and instincts (the past). But in Libra, once a year, humanity is given a choice. With Venus retrograde, we are assisted in this choice by viewing the past, surveying resources, finances, values, emotional desires, possessions, relationships. We ask what of these will enter the future with us? What attitudes, habits, relationships will we keep or leave behind? What is the value of our money and finances?

During Venus retro and Libra (Ray 3, Intelligent Economics) Sun we’ll ponder upon these things. And while pondering, here’s a book to read about economics, “From the Outside Looking In: Experiences in ‘Barefoot Economics’” by Manfred A. Max-Neef, Columbian economist, Scorpio Sun/Mercury, Juno (empowerment) in Libra (sign of balance). Tell me what you think.

Esoteric Astrology as news for the week of Oct. 14–Oct. 20, 2010 for Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20
So many changes are occurring that you must be more aware than ever before concerning behaviors, beliefs and responses in all interactions, your ability to use money and resources, your capacity to discern and discriminate and your competence in giving (and then giving some more). Relationships are of prime importance and of great value to you at this time. Of what value are you in relationships?

taurusTaurus
April 21–May 21
The ways we are in relationships stem from what we observed and experienced as children with our families and adults around us. Although you seem to hide yourself away in relationships, at least to the world, you’re dedicated to those you love, and hardly even think of leaving. This dedication allows others to progress forward into transformational places that help them grow. We thank you. Are you loved enough in return?

geminiGemini
May 22–June 20
An uh-oh is resounding in my mind as I look at your chart. I want to tell you that no matter how compelling it is to return to a previous situation, you cannot stay there. The purpose of the return is to learn what occurred, find the goodness, offer gratitude and forgiveness (your hand and heart, unobstructed), and then go forward to meet your future. Which means you will enter into the Nine Tests and, with intention, pass those tests.

cancerCancer
June 21–July 20
Are you feeling restricted by family or is family helping you restructure your life? Is there a need for a rebalancing within the family or wherever you call home? Is communication coming forth that speaks of these things--balance, choices, rest, interlude? Is there a need for greater Right Relationships? A specific creativity is needed by you. Does it have to do with your home and garden? Are you planting? You must.

leoLeo
July 21–August 22
Remember a long time ago when you cooked, baked, picked fruit and made fires outside? Remember the long walks at daybreak and evening time as the stars appeared? Remember the sense of community, yet also of loneliness, aloneness and the ways a healing came about from family wounds? Remember that as adults we release all things sorrowful through forgiveness? Remember who loved you? What/who do you love now?

virgoVirgo
August 23–September 22
You want freedom--especially financial. Perhaps that’s what’s been bothering you in the past months and years. Let’s figure all the ways you can make money that’s your own. Or if already making money, how you can encourage more coming in. One of the most important ways of receiving money is tithing to those in need. When we give things away we experience freedom. But what you are truly seeking is liberty.

libraLibra
September 23–October 22
Your entire future is coming forth in great transformative ways. Can you feel it? It’s recreating and reorganizing your self-identity, how you see yourself, your professional and personal lives and how you interact with the world. There’s a lot of communicating happening professionally. Listen carefully. It’s about balance, choice, rest and the future. You’ll want to participate in that future with a new state of beauty, which creates opportunities.

scorpioScorpio
October 23–November 21
There will be something given in the coming weeks, a discovery, a new learning affecting your life and how you see yourself. It will begin with you helping another, which reconciles us to our own humanity. When we fully embrace the needs of the times, seen through the needs of others, we begin to build the new culture and civilization, the core of which is a sharing society. You are a resource behind this idea, which becomes an ideal.

saggSagittarius
November 22–December 20
Are you able to respond to others without feeling self-protective? This very important question concerns your well-being in present and future relationships. In non-violent communication classes and techniques, a core message is understanding the needs of self and others. Being able to discern deep needs then becomes a creative act, deeply internal, yet profoundly affecting all outer experiences. Cooperation begins with everyone.

capricornCapricorn
December 21–January 20
Profound changes continue, especially in your self-identity and life direction. Group work is of great importance now. But before you progress forward, let’s review how things have been previously between you and others in groups by asking what were those groups, who were the people and how were you perceived? In groups people see you as one who comes to transform them. Some like this, many don’t. However, this is your task in groups.


aquariusAquarius
January 21–February 18
Your resources are not only your future but also your state of mind at present. It’s most important to downsize so you can move forward quickly into a new state of where you’re to be. This may prove to be quite traumatic. However it’s possible, especially if you think of giving lots away, leaving you with less dependence upon physical things and more upon freedom--which you seek in order to discover other parts of yourself and the world.

piscesPisces
February 19–March 20
“Amidst whirling forces we stood confused, we were swept up and down the lands, blinded, nowhere to rest.” Finally we said, “Here I stand and will not move till I know the law governing this very moment. I face many ways and soon I will determine for myself which way to go. I will travel no longer up and down the land. I will no longer be blinded. I will only upward move.” (Words from the Old Commentary on Saturn for Pisces.)


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

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I would love to get your insight
written by patricia caradonna, October 13, 2010
I am starting a new business on the 30th of October. I am trusting the Universe in this but I really need your voice to make things work...As an true Aries I am a bit impulsive...but i have done my
homework and have contemplated on this for 4 years...let me know

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