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Signs and Gifts, Angels and Light

RisaNewSMercury is retrograde until the 30th. In this last week before Christmas, as many are shopping for gifts, our minds could shift quickly into overload. When considering gifts, we could dither about, concerned with what to buy, having either no clue or too many choices, or we could simply collapse into doing nothing. These are common occurrences during seasonal holidays, exacerbated this year by the Mercury retro (the mind wants to sleep) in Capricorn (while trying to be practical, orderly, disciplined). The week begins Thursday with a Taurus moon. Regarding gifts, buy the very best quality, the most beautiful and substantial.
Friday is a good day to shop. Saturday, retrograde Mercury re-enters Sag. There’s rebellion along with a v/c, afternoon through dinner. Shopping is best in the morning and through lunch. Along with quality (Taurus) add things adventurous (Sag = travel, artisinal foods, music, culture). The moon shifts to Gemini Saturday evening (through Monday). Gemini = gifts for the hands, mind, better thinking and communicating.

Monday night the NGWS stops to rest, gathers for the Sag Full moon (29 degrees), recites the Great Invocation so Light, Love and the Will-to-Good stream to the Earth, preparing everyone for winter solstice (Sun entering Capricorn Tuesday afternoon) and Christmas.
The full moon is also a lunar eclipse. Something in form and matter dissolves. At winter solstice, the Sun rests at the Tropic of Capricorn for three days. The Archangel Gabriel assumes his post of protection over Earth. The Cherubim, angels from the constellation Cancer, guardians of families begin to surround the Earth. We “set our eyes toward Bethlehem.” On the way what gifts for each sign shall we bring?

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Dec 16–Dec 22, 2010 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20
Things hot and red, a bike that goes zoom zoom, everything fiery, including candles, fire crackers, incense, and things that flicker in the dark. Silly Putty and a new glow in the dark crayon that sparkles with glitter. Hats (to contain their fire). Bike lights or a miners light to set upon their Ajna Center (3rd eye), illuminating their Way. Things white, red, rouge, ruby and for some secret reason, violet. A watch with diamonds.

April 21–May 21
A gardener to plant all their veggie starts; a yogurt machine with various starters from around the world. Greenhouse, actually several (two, three, four), as they know food in the near future will be the only commodity. Gardening tools and wild desert sage (plant). A nature walk identifying wild mushrooms. Tool that exude safety. A barometer & weather thermometer. Any how-to books. A cow (Irish Dexter) for milk.

May 22–June 20
Things to read and write with, ancient (Basho’s poetry, calligraphy brush) and new (a Mac, iPhone, iPod, Kindle). Things that whirl about, glitter in the sun, resemble butterflies, which resembles their mind, which can’t endure one moment of being still. All types of gadgets, fascinating at first, useless later. A new washing machine (Fisher Pakel) and a clutch of bare root roses: heirlooms, climbers, with fragrance and scent.

June 21–July 20
Cancers are water babies, no matter how old they are. Decorative Kleenex containers and a mountain of Kleenex is a priority. They cry a lot. They’re sensitive. Things from the ocean like pearl puddles (jewelry), creams and soaps made from Dead Sea minerals. Containers, baskets, vessels, pots and pans, secret boxes, music boxes. A shower-head creating a rain
forest. Tell them they’re your treasure from the sea. A dish of fresh cooked crab.

July 21–August 22
Wait! Leos want to be the one and only treasure of the zodiac! Leos, sensitive too, are also fire (like Aries) but a different kind of fire. They seem to be from the Sun. Without the Sun Leos are SAD—shine adequate light upon them. No gloomy shades, curtains and dark colors! Give them things that shine. Garden gloves, recycled gold, silver and platinum. Rose gold (yellow gold & copper) is specially beautiful reflecting Leo’s heart.

August 23–September 22
Virgo loves, on outer levels, to clean, clear and organize. Virgo is my Chiron so how would I know what Virgo needs? Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day cleaning product. Virgo, always gestating a new state of consciousness, hidden away from everyone except for a few. They love/need bookshelves, notebooks, pencil cases and sharpeners, reading lights, a silver pencil, the new “Intuition” vacuum cleaner, a book called “Just Listen.”

September 23–October 22
Art, art and more art. But the kind that, on first glance, is considered beautiful, balanced and harmonious. Flower seeds and bulbs, little fruit trees (apricot, lemon), a kitchen herb garden, scented candles, mirrors (in order to see they are the fairest or most handsome), magazine subscriptions, a box of little chocolates with fleur de sel, a fine local wine,
more glass baubles for their already overcrowded Christmas tree. A party.

October 23–November 21
Things subtly red, violet black, aglitter with exotic scents (sandlewood, patchouly, bergamot, myrrh, frankinsence and clove). Incense in these scents and oils are good, tool. From Young Living Oils, there’s a blended oil called Thieves, which cleanses and heals and comes in spray, liquid soap, lozenges, toothpaste, etc. Leather gloves, books on generals, revolutionaries and warriors. Anything serpentine (from Egypt) or eagle-like, A scarab ring.

November 22–December 20
A hometown, walking shoes, a staff (several), things that make them laugh (jolly old St. Nick is a Sag), a bow and arrow, an archery set with targets and bundles of straw, a new vehicle that goes fast (putt putt) on little gas, a trip to Rome, a (new) camera, visiting a famous photographer, photographs from famous photographers, artisinal foods from different cultures, mineralized waters, a cashmere beret.

December 21–January 20
New shoes, hiking (mountaineering) boots, mountain climbing equipment, clocks, timepieces, watches, a surf board, a desk, gardening tools, goat cheeses, science sets, magazines (a monthly gift; Architectural Digest, Utne Reader and The Week). A week or more of rest that goes nowhere. A beginning silverware set (knive, fork, spoons) in silver, that can be added on to each year. Silver purifies our foods. A compliment.

January 21–February 18
Both a microscope and a telescope, to see the little and big pictures. An asteroid named after them, a heavenly star map covering one entire wall in their home, anything with lights, light beams, luminosity and radiance. A Vespa and a Prius (nothing else will do), a Coyote Trickster feather, a Kachina, pieces of sky that fell to earth. Some Aquarians need a new home and some need to travel. A donation toward either. Music by Brian Eno.

February 19–March 20
Cashmere socks, bedroom slippers, shawls, sweaters, scarves, coats for warmth. Fountains, bells, shower head (like rain), goldfish, jewelry case, new kitchen appliances. A room of their own, organized and beautiful. A home of their own in a citrus field. Being called to the mountain to work. Statues of the sleeping Buddha, of Mary, Christ and St. Francis of Assisi. A cross of gold to wear. Diamond earrings.

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

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written by chris McCormick, December 14, 2010

Thanks for a great year.

Chris in Tahoe

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