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Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Preparation

RisaNewSThursday is Cinco de Mayo, Gemini moon, a perfect day for festivities. Sunday is Mother’s Day. The Cancer moon calls us to nurture and nourish our mothers in ways they need and understand (not necessarily our ways and needs).
I remember one Mother’s Day my brothers took mother (a Leo) to a Lobster Hut. It was (is) also a biker (motorcycle) hangout. There were no tables inside. Set amidst boulders and teetering on a hillside were picnic tables. The winds were almost gale force. A good time was not had by mother! My three brothers wondered why. They loved it.
Wednesday, a highly charged, multi-planetary-aspected day, Mars enters Taurus in the early morning. We are serious about preserving our lives, bringing the art of living into our world as it all crashes down around us. Venus joins Jupiter in Aries. On personality-building levels, we can consume too much sugar, spend too much. On the Soul level, we love with great intensity, seek resources to create the new culture and civilization, as everything continues to crash [economy, resources, weather, towns, cities, the food supply, gas, the land, the seas, atomic power plants, the dollar, etc.) all around us. Jupiter expands us. Venus provides the intelligence and magnetic center to work together for the common good. Uranus, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Mars are in Aries. Aries initiates all things new. However, before the new arrives, the old must pass away (destructive phase of Ray 1), occurring swiftly these days. Preparations are needed for both the destructive and creative phases of this new world. However, we have many excuses to not see what is occurring, to not prepare, to think God will take care of us. What shall we do? Here are two excellent books on preparation: “Cosmic Conspiracy” by Stan Deyo (spiritual preparation) and “Dare to Prepare” by Holly Deyo. Share them.

Esoteric Astrology as news for the week of May 5–May 11, 2011 for Sun and Rising signs


ariesAries-March 21–April 20
You could feel the need to spend and spend. However, it’s best to restrict this desire. If you must, concentrate on preparation of foods, water, medicines—things needed in case of emergency. I know this may be difficult for a fire sign to concentrate on details needed for this task. However, it may save your life. Be a leader in this. Others will follow.

taurusTaurus
April 21–May 21
A growing sense of importance and a new state of self-identity begins to be realized by you along with a new level of courage. Others see this, too, and they call upon you for leadership and knowledge. You have dreams and visions concerning future accomplishments. Soon others will join your visions and bring ideas into form and matter. Concentrate on health.

geminiGemini
May 22–June 20
Your energies are slowly receding to a place of rest and reflection. It’s good to read about communities during this time, considering how you would create community, what community means to you, and what talents you bring to a community you choose to live in. Turn inward more and more. A time schedule emerges.

cancerCancer
June 21–July 20
While the past becomes more visible, especially in dreams, you become more visible in social group, more visible in work you’re accomplishing in the world. It’s most important you listen more carefully to others without judgments, opinions, taking sides or giving advice. You have many ideas, and much thinking, based on the past. Events now will bring you into the present/future.

leoLeo
July 21–August 22
I often tell everyone that Leos need praise and recognition so they can evolve more easily. This is true. However, there’s upcoming new and challenging work you might consider doing. There will be assistance from colleagues who respect you and the outcome will be unimaginably good. It will take some time. You will develop needed patience.

virgoVirgo
August 23–September 22
Your mind is focused on learning something large and important. You are also thinking about teachers who helped develop your mind, providing new avenues of thought, perceptions and creative ideas. You might want to be in touch with fellow students. It might be good to resume studies set aside a long time ago. You may want to travel. Aspiration leads you.

libraLibra
September 23–October 22
Are you concerned with your money and finances? It’s important to use your resources to prepare for the future. Not a retirement far-off future, but soon into the future. Consider the following: What would you do without food, power, water or gas for your car? What can you do now that would care for you, loved ones, family and friends should this type of emergency occur? You must balance this reality with previous future hopes.

scorpioScorpio
October 23–November 21
Wherever you are, no matter whom you’re with, something fiery seems to pulsate and things swift and moving seem to be on the verge of arguments with everything changing minute by minute. The energies are complex and almost not understandable. It’s best to agree with everyone, take yourself far away somewhere, seek the silence of true friends, and make everything as new as possible.

saggSagittarius
November 22–December 20
Money’s something you simply can’t fathom at this time. Don’t try. Family and home have a secret wound somewhere. Being creative becomes an overwhelming feat. There’s so much new to approach you can’t decide anymore. There’s lots of work to do and you could burn out. You wish for safety in relationship but only sense the past. The only thing left are friends who are serious and responsible. They will care for you.

capricornCapricorn
December 21–January 20
This month allows you to be freer than usual, sets its pace according to your needs, calls for you to seek all types of art forms, to have social fun, to network. Home is the best place to be after a long trip. As you look around you’ll see the opportunities to change its appearance, how to expand it and how to have comfort and joy and create art of living there. Your home loves you.

aquariusAquarius
January 21–February 18
Be the family member everyone can communicate with. Reach out to everyone with this in mind. Refrain from solving problems, offering advice, making judgments, stating opinions. True communication occurs, continues, and lasts when listening is the main component. People communicate so they can be heard. They don’t communicate in order to be advised. Knowing this changes our lives.


piscesPisces
February 19–March 20
Two tasks occupy your mind. Tending to money and finances and arranging the beautifying your environment. First, either set up a new account or take your money out of the bank. Tithe to those in need. You come first. Create a time schedule for the organizing. Set up shelves, throw out what’s not being used, don’t hesitate, be lavish in these tasks. Beauty is at stake. Without beauty you simply cannot function.


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

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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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