Santa Cruz Good Times

Monday
Nov 24th
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Reviewing All Things New

RisaNewSSwirling around Sunday’s new moon (13:30 Aries) are six planets in Aries (Sun, Moon, Mercury retro, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus). Running close behind are three planets in Pisces (Venus, Chiron, Neptune). The chart looks like a bucket (Aries/Pisces bundle) with a handle (Saturn in Libra opposite Aries). Creating a square to Aries/Libra is Pluto in Capricorn (7 degrees). And off to the side, like sidekicks, are the nodes (direction) in Sag/Gemini. It’s a potent chart for the week, month, year and times, filled with cardinal energies (Aries, Libra, Capricorn) and new direction (Aries/Sag). As Pluto in Capricorn calls for release of all things hidden, Uranus and the other four in Aries create all things new no matter outer risks or consequences. We remember, “Love underlies all happenings.” Mercury, in Aries for three months (not the usual three weeks) and Mars, at home in Aries (till May), challenge us to contact the Devas and build the new era together.
The personality-building Aries new moon seed thought is “Let form again be sought.” When establishing our personality, our focus is on the material side of life. Aries (the two- horned ram) rushes into form, expressing the will to be, to do, to initiate, to battle, and eventually to think, impressed later with Divine Ideas from the Mind of God. Aries, electric fire, the burning ground of life experiences, burns and destroys, creating anew later. This is the Livingness of Aries new moon. It prepares us for Resurrection.

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of March 31–April 6, 2011 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20
As you consider your new self (image) and new actions, you return to previous wounds and relationships, seeking forgiveness and closure. You’re impelled to transform all you’ve done in the world into something that serves others so that you can be recognized as a world server. You destroy all that obstructs you from forging new alliances, arrangements, future paths. You also consider all interactions, bringing goodness to them, purifying them. This is good Lenten work.

taurusTaurus
April 21–May 21
You will feel tired, needing restoration through rest. You will move inward, seeking the practicality of staying behind the scenes. Nature is the best place for you, gardening, weeding, tending, seeding, creating biodynamic soil. Working alone you will learn to recognize your needs better, have a sense of self-discovery. Something begun quickly ends quickly. Stay with the plant kingdom and speak with the Devas. And listen more intently.

geminiGemini
May 22–June 20
You’re aware that you’re smart and clever. Your mind envisions goals, dreams, visions. You live and act within them most times. In the next months and years notice that your goals and dreams change, no one can expect anything definite from you, new roads beckon, often you start over and over again. This is to process the path of the personality till the Soul appears. Enjoy yourself till then.

cancerCancer
June 21–July 20
You want to see change in the world, especially in terms of your work. You wonder if you’ve explored all your capabilities, gifts and talents, hoping, before you die (you say), to find your one true occupation and world work where you’re recognized, applauded, appreciated. Once we recapitulate all previous lifetimes’ talents, we then seek entirely new endeavors. You are doing this. Perhaps a time away from work is called for.

leoLeo
July 21–August 22
Travel is the keynote for your next seven years. An adventurous set of goals takes shape, including new education and exploring a different, more comprehensive philosophy that perhaps you’ve resisted. Your mind will be thirsty for new knowledge so you embark on new endeavors. Reading more, we’ll find you in bookstores investigating esoteric thought. You’ll seek learning like a cat seeking milk.

virgoVirgo
August 23–September 22
A crazy sort of excitement will begin to grow in you that’s indefinable, irregular, and unexpected. It will build, then wane, then build again. You’ll seek the unusual, mystical, exotic and erotic. You might wonder who or what you’ve become with such unusual feelings and desires. You’re dropping guilt, seeking your own resources, discovering what it feels like to experiment. Go slowly.

libraLibra
September 23–October 22
All interactions, personal, partnerships, intimate, relationships, marriages will contain exciting surprises. You may witness and feel rebelliousness, for everything in your relationships will be stirred up, stimulated to change, and encouraged to be truthful. It will be an inspiring time for you within all interactions, but especially your intimate one. Evolution’s coming along to shake, rattle and roll you out of dullness, routine and the expected.

scorpioScorpio
October 23–November 21
Everything in your daily life will begin to assert itself, saying your daily life must change, be transformed, revitalized. You’ll see original new archetypes coming forth. Things will happen to alter and transform your life. Notice how your interests shift at the speed of light. Burnout is possible so get more rest. New ideas, new avenues, new attitudes, new jobs, heightened creativity, all come to nest.

saggSagittarius
November 22–December 20
It’s time for the subtle strains of romance to liven up your life a bit, providing excitement, entertainment, affairs, speculations, risks and perhaps a few children. Socially your dance card will overflow. I would learn a few new recipes and how to make some of those exotic cocktails floating around. People will be attracted to your unique, restless desires and impulsive expectations. Know that some fires burn brightly only for moments. 

capricornCapricorn
December 21–January 20
You’re pretty good at not acquiring too many things. You eliminate what is non-essential. This is a good trait because in the next seven years, as the foundations of your life shift, you may be moving to several different residences due to jobs, schools, earth changes, family needs. Relationships with family will also change. All of this is part of the evolution and growth of your family unit. You already feel the restless pulse of change. Do things now you’ve never done before.

aquariusAquarius
January 21–February 18
Observing your thoughts and actions, you will see that an awakening has occurred in your mind with new ideas, thoughts, people, possibilities, all stimulating and electrifying. A sort of boldness has captured your speech. Careful with your self-expression. It could be misunderstood. Everyone is not as fast or as imaginative. If thinking becomes somewhat erratic, know it’s Uranus breaking up crystallized thoughts. Concentration will not be easy. But still, you’re brilliant!


piscesPisces
February 19–March 20
Much of your time and thoughts will be focused on finances, money, resources and values. In the next seven years, you may find finances to be unusual and erratic. It’s good to safeguard resources now, which means safeguarding yourself. Your values will shift also. Concentrate on how you value yourself and seek ways to make yourself more of value. Notice your language. It is concerned with value. When investing, think only green.


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

More at nightlightnews.com. Risa's email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Facebook: Risa's Esoteric Astrology
Comments (1)Add Comment
...
written by Nikki DeHay, March 29, 2011
I love your astrology readings - they are intelligent, insightful and interesting to read. Thanks again for your insight into this very fascinating area.

Write comment
smaller | bigger

busy
 

Share this on your social networks

Bookmark and Share

Share this

Bookmark and Share

 

Pop Life

The pop-up dining trend is freeing culinary imaginations and creating a guerilla version of event dining around Santa Cruz

 

Over Hills and Plains, Riding a White Horse, Bow and Arrows in Hand

Saturday, early morning, the sun enters and radiates the light of Sagittarius. Three hours later, the Sagittarius new moon (0.07 degrees) occurs. “Let food be sought,” is the personality-building keynote. “Food” means experiences; all kinds, levels and types. It also means real food. Sag’s secret is their love of food. Many, if not musicians, are chefs. Some are both. The energies shift from Scorpio’s deep and transformative waters to the “hills and plains of Sagittarius.” Sag is the rider on a white horse, eyes focused on the mountain peaks of Capricorn (Initiation) ahead. Like Scorpio, Sagittarius is also the “disciple.” Adventure, luck, optimism, joy and the beginnings of gratitude are the hallmarks of Sagittarius. Sag is also one of the signs of silence. The battle lines were drawn in Libra and we were asked to choose where we stood. The Nine Tests were given in Scorpio and we emerged “warriors triumphant.” Now in Sag, we are to be the One-Pointed Disciple, riding over the plains on a white horse, bow and arrows in hand, eyes focused on the Path of Return ahead. Sagittarians are one-pointed (symbol of the arrow). Sag asks, “What is my life’s purpose?” This is their quest, from valleys, plains, meadows and hills, eyes aimed always at the mountaintop. Sag emerges from Scorpio’s deep waters, conflict and tests into the open air. Sag’s quest is humanity’s quest. Sag’s quest, however, is always accompanied by music and good food.

 

The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of November 21

Santa Cruz area movie theaters >
Sign up for Good Times weekly newsletter
Get the latest news, events

RSS Feed Burner

 Subscribe in a reader

Latest Comments

 

Pie Fidelity

A little Thanksgiving help, plus sip and shop locally at the Art, Wine and Gift Bazaar

 

What should be on everyone’s bucket list?

Hang gliding, because you're free as a bird. Jenni, Santa Cruz, Student/Administrative Assistant

 

Soquel Vineyards

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so it’s time to be thinking about the wine you’re going to serve with that special dinner, be it turkey, ham, a roast, or something vegetarian or vegan.

 

The Kitchen

Chef Santos Majano talks beer-friendly food at Discretion Brewery