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Light in the Darkness

RisaNewSDecember is dedicated to Advent, Catholic Latin word “adventus” meaning “(something’s coming”)—winter solstice, sun turning northward, new light, birth of the holy child, revelation). For four weeks we light candles summoning hope in the dark half of the year. Simultaneously, Wednesday evening, Hanukkah, eight-day candle-lighting Jewish festival of lights, begins. Both religious festivals are about preparation, (re)dedication and the kindling of (our) light (hope, promise) within the darkness (of matter).

Friday the U.S. has a Saturn return, 14 Libra (relationship with others). Saturn returns mean strictness, discipline, solitude, hard work, separation and loss of what is no longer useful. And so, as of this writing Drudge Report reports the new Wiki-leaks. Uh oh. Veils of secrecy drop with classified communication (accepted by all nations) released. This will affect relationships (Libra) with other nations. Transparency, although uncomfortable, is needed for the new culture and civilization to emerge. Saturn is both teacher and Dweller on the Threshold. The Dweller shows us past missteps and the Teacher helps us learn lessons. Everyone, everything (even nations) are always in a developmental (learning) stage.

Sunday is new moon, 13 Sag. Mercury joins Pluto (transformative ideas). Uranus (in Pisces) turns direct. Uranus agitates, accelerates, awakens, revolutionizes. In Pisces, Uranus awakens us through sorrow, grief, compassion and sacrifice. Uranus works with Aquarius to create the coming new world (order), of which transparency is a major factor. Pisces saves humanity through great sacrifice. Uranus (revolution) is galloping toward Aries (everything new). Inner visions materialize.

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Dec. 2–8, 2010 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20
You’re out and about, in and of the world. The world, people, events, food, travel, adventures, mountain peaks, plains, cultures, culture, civilization—all call you to participate. Perhaps you’ll consider writing a book, perhaps publishing becomes interesting, or travel, Think deeply on your goals. Create more. Ponder upon this statement, “I see the goal, I reach that goal and then I see another.”

taurusTaurus
April 21–May 21
I ask that you also think on the statement at the end of Aries. And then observe the many and varied goals, dreams, hopes and wishes that filter through your mind each moment. There’s not enough time, day or night, to accomplish all the inside and outside work, preparation, plans laid before you. There’s also the issue of money, which may be uncomfortable, yet is most important, to consider. You have many resources.

geminiGemini
May 22–June 20
What are your holiday plans? Will you prepare with your significant other(s) or with one in particular? I suggest you plan with the one closest to you. The new moon’s silver path shines on your relationships, especially one in particular. A new intimacy is being called for. Is it with love, sex, marriage, money, one or all bundled together? You and another need to travel somewhere together. Where would that be?

cancerCancer
June 21–July 20
Your health at this time is most important. Focusing on this, and not much else, is best because you have the capacity to heal more quickly now. Appropriate and healthful foods also must be a focus. You’re considering preparing foods to give as gifts? Later on, perhaps. Simultaneously, endless tasks and responsibilities keep appearing. Decline most of them. You need rest, good natural light and a good book to read.

leoLeo
July 21–August 22
You need a bit more adventure, fun and being tended to, but in a very creative way. You need to accept invitations, go to parties and festivities, be with friends, attend plays, art shows, galleries, dances, and visit other people’s homes. You need both a Christmas tree and a Hanukkah bush with lights and candles everywhere. You need to be loved, cared for, recognized and then loved some more. Who can do this best?

virgoVirgo
August 23–September 22
You’re the light bearer to your family this year. You’re the one who must connect them, one to the other, create festivities of domestic comfort and care. You must begin to plan a large gathering so those who have no family can feel at home (where you are). You must merge realities that are separated, unify what is opposed, and synthesize all the parts and pieces. You love being given these tasks.

libraLibra
September 23–October 22
Being out and about in
neighborhoods, dropping in on neighbors, driving around town to view holiday lights, having dinner with friends, un-boxing holiday decorations, finding more to trim the tree (Hanukkah bush, home), seeing relatives, phoning, sending emails, holiday cards, having dinners—you love and cherish these festivities, looking forward to the beauty of the season all year. We wish we could join you. Who constitutes your family these days?

scorpioScorpio
October 23–November 21
For the next several weeks it seems a light is shining upon you. You’ll feel lucky, capable, resourceful, wealthy, emotionally supported. Don’t run out and buy everything you fancy, anything that sparkles brightly, unless it’s for a loved one. Then be lavish. However, most appreciated would be your heart offered to another. Even simply to a friend. We think of you as internal, hidden, watchful. Give a little more for a while.

saggSagittarius
November 22–December 20
All parts of you are active, energetic, hopeful (we hope). You also become a bit more impulsive, quick to anger, impatient, wanting your own way (for a time). We see you as being more assertive, daring like a warrior. You become very attractive. However, be careful with everything communicating, driving, walking running, using tools, implements. Things red, hot and sharp (all of which, to some, you are) might attack. You’re laughing. That’s good. Caution.

capricornCapricorn
December 21–January 20
You may be fatigued, worn out and depleted. Soon you’ll need to be out and about in the public more, so take this time to draw back. You can still plan agendas and consider creative goals. However, don’t act upon them immediately, instead make well-being your central focus. Allow these thoughts to direct you for at least a month. Blend chia seeds in raw milk, for probiotics and strength. Add a bit of chocolate, a banana and a date.

aquariusAquarius
January 21–February 18
Everything personal and professional has the green light. You have energy and enthusiasm, hopes and wishes along with opportunities and invitations. Amidst the many possibilities, attend only on one or two at a time, bringing them to successful conclusions. Then focus on several more. Pay all bills promptly, don’t worry about money. You’re beginning to thrive differently.

piscesPisces
February 19–March 20
You become more public, with leadership qualities naturally emerging. A forum or group accepts your gifts of communication, intelligence and knowledge. You prepare. However, you are aware that at any time in the life of Pisces, things dissolve away. So you are hopeful, patient, accepting, yet you're also wary, cautious, circumspect, careful, and coiled like a snake in preparation, which is good (for now).


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

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thank you!
written by michelle fontaine, December 02, 2010
thank you risa for always hitting the mark!

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“be(ing) of love (a little) more careful”—e.e. cummings

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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