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Be of Love a Little More Careful. How do you Love?

RisaNewSValentine’s day (Monday) this year is filled with nurturing, caring and tending opportunities as the Moon’s in Cancer with a trine (harmonizing) to Chiron (acts of love that heal one another). Simultaneously, Mercury in Aquarius is trine Saturn in Libra so another level of harmony (mental) pervades and permeates our thoughts, minds and hearts the entire day. Later in the evening we’ll seek depth of connection—offering all that we have to one another. It’s a special day of mental contact. What is love anyway but pure reason? Contact releases the love on Valentine’s Day. So, let’s make contact. Foods appropriate for a Valentine Cancer moon day are those that comfort, provide warmth, are silky smooth with the richest of ingredients.
The ancient roots of Valentine’s Day take us back to fertility festivals held within magic circles drawn in meadows, hill and dale. Humanity imitating the potential fertility of the earth soon to be seeded and warmed by the Sun. This potential stirring in them brought forth thoughts of mating, breeding and procreation. Humanity’s cellular structure always reflects the heavenly energies as well as the indigenous Earth energies. Humanity stands at the center of all energies on Earth.

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Feb. 10-16, 2011 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20
With passion, inclusivity, self-assertion, courage, pride and purpose. Aries are often a bit naive when it comes to love. They are innocent and unquestioning, of course, you want them if they want you! They can be very demanding. They come first, their wishes to be fulfilled immediately. They are not selfish people, just self-focused which is their developmental task. Good luck to those with Aries people. You need patience.

April 21–May 21
With consistency, constancy, trust and goodwill. Ruled by Venus, they love with their hearts and minds. They don’t go to sleep without saying “I love you.” They need contact and connectivity so they give these in relationships. They are good relationship teachers. If Taurus loves you, you belong to them. They say, “I love you because you’re mine.” It’s as simple as that. Taurus takes care of those they love.

May 22–June 20
With lots of talk and communication, with great intelligence, with humor. Even though they have these virtues of connectivity, they are sometimes unaware of things close at hand. So often they need help. This is how we can love them, butterflies that they are, adrift in a meadow of flowers calling to them to sip their pollen. We would be confused, too. Geminis, if you can catch them, have Venus in their hearts.

June 21–July 20
With lots of circuitous walking and talking before they hone in and become yours for life. Called moody, they are actually always trying to maintain an equilibrium between all that nurturing, tending to and nourishing. Cancers love intensely, with a forcefulness one sees only in the animal kingdom when the mother lion protects her young. Cancers loves their home, family, children. They love protectively, tenderly, affectionately, warmly, fiercely.

July 21–August 22
Indulgently, with style, creativity, artfulness & pride. Loving (needing) the center of attention, you must either meet their attractiveness, thus adding to it, or be in the shadows (theirs) not blocking their light. This is not critical or judgmental. It’s the fact that Leos evolve through the attention & recognition. Then they can love from the very heart of the Sun. We know the Sun dominates all life, all realities here on Earth. So does Leo, unless they’re hurt. They are sensitive (like Cancer).

August 23–September 22
With perfection (with a touch of abandonment), in an orderly & organized fashion (unless they feel out of control). Not often seen out and about, unless they're walking somewhere (to eat?) for health reasons. They love to find fault so they can correct it (with love). They are seemingly composed. However, inside they quiver like a jellyfish! They hide new states of consciousness. Their love is complex, comprehensive, forever.

September 23–October 22
With charm, rationality, politely & harmoniously. They love with sugar on top, with magnetic allure that moves around constantly until it comes to a rest, pausing long enough to see who they love. They choose those who can bring balance to their imbalance, light to their shadows, decision to their contradictions. They love if there are no arguments, even if they start them themselves. They are the captivating beauty of the zodiac.

October 23–November 21
With passion, unequaled by any other sign (except Pisces). With a magical, mysterious, supernatural, unexplained, and inexplicable gaze, they capture and spellbind us to believe they understand our very soul. Nothing’s hidden from them. A relationship with Scorpio is a special encounter where one experiences profound transformation, regeneration and rising like a phoenix out of the ashes. It’s a profound event! Watch their eyebrows.

November 22–December 20
With adventure, innocence, joy, frankness and supreme optimism. Sometimes, unable to articulate their deepest feelings, they become philosophical, wax earnestly on justice, attempt to be cheerful, end up inarticulate or clumsy and then are misunderstood. Sad. We however, learn from them if we love them. Just listen, take notes. Archers, riding white horses, clearing the Path out of the jungles—their information is valuable, someday.

December 21–January 20
With admiration, ambition and success. Capricorn will climb mountains seeking those they love. They even turn into unicorns when love finds them. They give diamonds, they love with purpose, perceive reality behind all surfaces, and build and create structures for their loved one to live and live well in. A Capricorn’s love is hard working, self-confident and traditional. One is lucky to be with a Capricorn.

January 21–February 18
With a friendly sort of freedom, unusual and unique. They offer those they love freedom because they themselves are free. Everyone’s an acquaintance. But the one they love is their trusted friend. Like the tides, they have swings of emotion. At times they are the life of the party. At other times, they seek solitude. Only the unusual and very accepting can be lovers with Aquarians. They are a light that shines on Earth and across the sea.

February 19–March 20
With devotion and, at times, with the virtues of all the other signs. Theirs is an ideal love. It is said that the most devoted parents are Pisces. As lovers they want the relationship to save the world. They want it to contain the Light of Life itself. They don’t belong on Earth. They take us away to unknown worlds. They are elusive. They hide. It takes someone very grounded, safe and trusting to catch the fish. It takes an ocean of love to keep them.

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

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