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Aries Festival – Love & the Forces of Restoration

RisaNewSSunday (Palm Sunday), April 17, 7:44 p.m. (West Coast), the Aries (Rays 1 & 7) solar full moon Festival occurs. On this day, the Love of God streams into the Earth. Esoterically, it is the great western Resurrection (of Life) festival when the Spirit of Resurrection is called forth to release the Forces of Restoration. Active during spring, these are the Forces that renew the Earth. Emanating from the Mind of God, and the Intelligence principle in nature, they stimulate, broaden and awaken the human mind (Mercury) so that intelligent thinking and appropriate action comes forth. During this time of transition and world emergency, the Forces of Restoration are active in every land. Initially they produce increased destruction leading to a reorganization of national life worldwide.
Their effects are physical. Their objective is the creation of the new Earth, new culture & civilization (Ray 7) - outer evidences of a vivified new inflowing Life Force (Ray 1).
Everyone is invited to join the New Group of World Servers and the Devic builders by reciting the Great Invocation at the time of the Full moon. The Great Invocation is the Mantram of Direction for Humanity. Tasks: plant spikenard and all edibles, buy land, put away food, form communities. Restoration also depends upon each of us.

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of April 14–20, 2011 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20
There will be much to ponder this week as ideas flow into your mind like lightning, like revelations, providing new information concerning self identity, your choices, tasks you’re to complete this lifetime, combining them into a synthetic unity. It’s done by understanding family history, realizing we are our ancestors, here each lifetime to heal each other—family, friends, humanity and, ourselves. Then we uplift, become transfixed.

April 21–May 21
Thoughts flowing through your mind like fire are from Mercury, god of alchemy, builder of the Antakarana, Rainbow Bridge needed to move onward and upward on the evolutionary, Jacob’s, ladder. You almost seem lost in realms none of us perceive or even vaguely understand. Remain there though, for information received saves the world. Do take time for the garden and eating correctly, lest you fall down and forget who you are. Raw milk is best with chia seeds.

May 22–June 20
The planets are gathered in Aries, your eleventh house of being recognized in the group for the gifts you offer the world. An invitation to help create the new culture and civilization is being extended to you. This is a serious, esoteric invite that your heart (if not your daily life) understands. Aries provides new self-identity, it rebuilds the mind, then it allows us help build the new era and “all that’s new”. You are called to do this.

June 21–July 20
A new higher mind, the Soul mind, is attempting to direct you, influencing you to think on justice (why is she blindfolded?) and philosophy (Ancient Wisdom teachings). You may be considering travel, or study if travel isn’t a possibility. You’re to create a garden, one that is both within your mind and in your environment. In the Aquarian Age humanity is to contact the devas (light beings, angels) for assistance in all endeavors. They await your contact. They abide everywhere.

July 21–August 22
Many people are suffering these days. We have many lives and some lives we suffer tremendously. It’s important to know our God, Sanat Kumara (Ancient of Days in the bible), from Venus, suffers too. When we suffer we are able to share His burdens and alleviate his sufferings, providing Him rest and care. Those who suffer understand others who suffer. Suffering eventually makes usable to heal, through compassion.

August 23–September 22
Because all charts contain all twelve signs, you know it’s good to read them all each week. The Aries planets are hiding quietly in your eighth house of transformation, sex, intimacy, and other people’s money (or money held in common). The purpose of planets in the eighth house is to transform everything into better and greater, more inclusive and loving terms. Can you do this? I know you have the intentions? Yes, you say. Joy appears subtly.

September 23–October 22
A new identity is occurring for you, Libra, and it’s happening within relationships. You require that all things new appear in your relationships. You also require that things you’ve asked for before, also appear. You are thinking about relationships, how they are, or are not, of value to you. You realize you become attached, bonded. Yet you also seek independence. Greater courage and strength are helping to move you forward on your own.

October 23–November 21
Your daily life is experiencing great change. A new identity seems to be appearing at work. A desire (Mars) to do more and better with new ideas (Mercury) that outline the new culture, architecture and atmosphere (all Uranus) appear to you everywhere. You wonder how to make money while serving self and others. These are involved and complex questions. Pondering them, the answers appear.

November 22–December 20
You sense a need for restoration within your creative endeavors. Having extended yourself into a single work project you now ask who you are, where you’ve been, and what you identify with? There’s a time in everyone’s life when they need fun and playfulness. That time is now. You cannot hold on to anything. You are in a transitional experiment. There are no rules. Be merry no matter what.

December 21–January 20
New ways of thinking, new surroundings, new levels of intelligence, new interactions are being called forth with family. The planets are hovering in your living room, kitchen and bedrooms, seeking all that’s new. Feeling this, you must move beyond disharmony and chaos. Here is a prayer from the Upanishads: “Lead us oh Lord from darkness to light, from the unreal to the real, from chaos to beauty.” Recite it over and over. Teach it to your family. Ohm.

January 21–February 18
Notice bright new ideas flowing into your mind. A great force is spreading over the earth as we prepare for the Three Spring Festivals, especially the Aries festival when Love falls to Earth. Revelations are being precipitated down into the world. See if you can perceive them. If so, record them for later study and use. They form the foundation for your future endeavors. It takes silence to receive them. Now you know.

February 19–March 20
You are to think about present surroundings, environments, resources and values in new ways. Whereas most things in form and matter have seemed hidden from you, new thought forms and solutions are appearing in little thoughts and dreams - symbols from the Raincloud of Knowable Things. Study to understand the transition of the Hebrew people on their journey from Egypt (Taurus) to Canaan/Israel (Aries). New teachings then emerge.

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 denise powell, April 13, 2011
Risa, I love you. I read your work weekly from afar in Australia (have lived in santa cruz for many years) You are full of hope and wisdom. I hope your health is abundant and you are happy in your heart. What is your sun sign? Sincerely denise powell.

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