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Knowing Your November

RisaNewST he heavens are busy this week. Friday morning Chiron turns direct (26 Aquarius). As wounds manifest in the outer world, holistic approaches are sought. Friday night is Scorpio new moon, 14 degrees (degree of Venus retrograde). Scorpio/Venus underscore the new monetary structure that must come forth in our world, led by the United States whose esoteric purpose is to lead humanity into the “light.” From Nov. 6-9 the United States has transiting Mars (Sag) opposite natal Uranus (Gemini). Oppositions mean something new integrates. With Mars/Uranus a fierce revolution appears, disciples enter the battle, desire becomes aspiration to build everything new. Late night Saturday Neptune turns direct. We have less confusion; the “waters of life” appear everywhere. Sunday morning, 2 a.m., daylight-saving time ends (time “falls back”). Sunday night Venus re-enters Libra. Venus and Libra bring economic issues to the foreground. Venus retro signifies a reassessment of values, an investigation into things hidden (bank foreclosures and seized homes), a restructuring of our principles, standards, morals, ethics. A question (to ask of our selves, our town, city, county, state, nation, government, the world) is “What do we value?” Scorpio is about our and other people’s money. The field is ripe for a transformative economic structure. We remember in Scorpio, Mars brings forth the Nine Tests for humanity urging us to bring harmony out of chaos (Ray 4), raise the lesser values (desire) to the higher (aspiration). In Scorpio we battle with crystallized (old) ways and behavior. Humanity is in battle at present to reorient the economy, from greed and materialism to a world of sharing sustainability. We also remember that in Scorpio the power of the spirit of humanity can triumph.Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Nov. 4–10, 2010 For Sun and Rising Signs ariesAries-March 21–April 20
Although there’s an impelling need to have a bit of romance wrapped up in a state of passion, you realize the need to be less “in the moment” and more in a state of consistent intimacy. This may be difficult for you. However, a fresh new way of seeing relationships comes forth. Seek to learn cooperative and compassionate communication and interactions with others. Research an upcoming trip where you travel far far away.

taurusTaurus
April 21–May 21
It’s important to assess all resources and then safeguard them. Difficult or sensitive issues may come up for discussion. Usually you can be a bit secretive. However, this will not sustain you. Communication with others about needs, present and future, can call forth assistance. A boundary of some sort needs to be created. Is this a tall fence?

geminiGemini
May 22–June 20
If you’re having a love affair, has it become too serious? If you’re too busy at work, perhaps you’re not providing enough time for intimacy. If you’re feeling discontent, perhaps you might consider creating a greater state of harmony by tidying up your work place, extending cooperation (colleagues, co-workers) and spending focused time with loved ones. I think everyone’s missing you.

cancerCancer
June 21–July 20
In the past weeks, tending as you do to nurturing everyone, including the animal and plant kingdoms, you have perhaps found that a new sense (urgency) of creativity is beginning to emerge. Have you felt this? It’s important to lose yourself in one or more of the arts—literature, art, music, dance, film, design or gardening. The nurturer is then nurtured.

leoLeo
July 21–August 22
As you grow older, a sense of family becomes more important. Both your family of origin and the family you have created in your present life. Being connected and in contact with family near and far releases the potency of love in your heart. As bonds strengthen a greater sense of balance emerges. A sense of understanding and forgiveness begins to comfort you.

virgoVirgo
August 23–September 22
Are you seeking to escape daily life, travel somewhere far away from home, or perhaps you’re going home, visiting family and friends not living nearby? What are the ideals you’re seeking to define? Are you attempting a redesign of your home to look like a safari? Are you in a state of migration (physical, emotional or mental)? Things are moving at home. What are they?

libraLibra
September 23–October 22
Your basic foundation of self is shifting. You’ve become more serious and responsible. Your finances are to be re-evaluated, friends, near and far, must be communicated with, your home is in a state of transformation, you seek creativity to heal a wound, and your daily life continues to change on the hour. Only nature, the garden, and Right Relations created with everyone creates the balance your heart needs.

scorpioScorpio
October 23–November 21
It’s important to take time alone, to rest each day, to be in minutes of solitude in order that your sense of self remains intact. It’s also important to take vitamins and minerals to maintain physical, emotional and mental strength. There’s a possibility you feel even more hidden than usual. Being unseen is what you choose. However there are times you want to shine brighter than others, displaying your oft-hidden brilliant mind.

saggSagittarius
November 22–December 20
Although you participate in many and varied public endeavors, hidden thoughts course through your mind creating a constant inner enlightenment. And so you realize even though you enjoy being out and about, more important is being with your own self, which is enough company for you. You think profoundly about all subjects, but especially yourself, always needing to understand. This Venus retro brings deep concentration.

capricornCapricorn
December 21–January 20
You’re practical and realistic, always using common sense. In the midst of these pragmatic virtues rests hopes, wishes and dreams for the future. How often do you gaze into the night sky and make a wish? How often do you pray or believe your wishes, dreams and hopes will come true? It’s important we believe what we hope for will come true. When you do what you love and believe in, everything comes true.

aquariusAquarius
January 21–February 18
Vision has taken hold of your mind and heart and you’re doing things you thought at one time impossible. It’s most important to visualize your future, visualize dreams and goals. They guide your actions and bring dreams down to earth. Ask yourself in what way can you devote time and energy to worthy causes assisting humanity. You desire to make a difference in people’s lives. With your gifts, how can you accomplish this?

piscesPisces
February 19–March 20
You continue to reflect on values and relationships, likes and dislikes, and why. You consider your relationship to money, wealth, resources—understanding why you value certain things and not others. There’s one beautiful object in your life you deserve and love and yet must detach from in the coming months. It’s good to forgive self and others during this time so that old attachments, memories and aversions fall away.


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

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Wednesday (Feb. 10) is Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. Friday (Feb. 12) is Lincoln’s 207th birthday. Sunday is Valentine’s Day. On Ash Wednesday, with foreheads marked with a cross of ashes, we hear the words, “From dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.” Reminding us that our bodies, made of matter, will remain here on Earth when we are called back. It is our Soul that will take us home again. Lent offers us 40 days and nights of purification in preparation for the Resurrection (Easter) festival (an initiation) and for the Three Spring Festivals (at the time of the full moon)—Aries, Taurus, Gemini. The New Group of World Servers have been preparing since Winter Solstice. The number 40 is significant. The Christ (Pisces World Teacher) was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights prior to His three-year ministry. The purpose of this desert exile was to prepare his Archangel (light) body to withstand the pressures of the Earth plane (form and matter). We, too, in our intentional purifications and prayers during the 40 days of Lent, prepare ourselves (physical body, emotions, lower mind) to receive and be able to withstand the irradiation of will, love/wisdom and light streaming into the Earth at spring equinox, Easter, and the Three Spiritual Festivals. What is Lent? The Anglo-Saxon word, lencten, comes from an ancient spring festival, agricultural rites marking the transition between winter and summer. The seasons reflect changes in nature (physical world) and humanity responds with social festivals of gratitude and of renewal. There is a purification process, prayerfulness in nature and in humanity in preparation for a great flow of spiritual energies during springtime. Valentine’s Day: Aquarius Sun, Taurus moon. Let us offer gifts of comfort, ease, harmony, beauty and satisfaction. Things chocolate and golden. Venus and Taurus things.

 

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