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Within Disorder, a Divine Order

RisaNewSWe have two religious holidays this week – the Ascension (Catholic, Christ doesn’t leave the Earth, He enters Shamballa) and Shavuot (Jewish festival of First Fruits, of Ruth in Boaz’s field, giving of the Torah and Ten Commandments to Moses on Mt. Sinai, the Jewish people becoming a nation committed to serving God).

In the sky, Neptune retrogrades in Pisces, Jupiter enters Taurus, Chiron retrogrades in Pisces and Mercury enters Gemini. Mercury comes home again. A beautiful complexity of energies falling to Earth.

Neptune in Pisces creates social unrest that breaks down repressive structures, an awareness and response to the disenfranchised ad underprivileged, a polarization of good and bad, haves and have-nots, right and left.

When duality is apparent, we make clear choices. Neptune asks in all of this, “Where do we stand? What do we believe (Pisces word) in? How do we salvage and save? Where is the good? And how do we bring it forth?” Neptune and Pisces rule oil and radiation (consider the life in and of the Gulf and Pacific waters).

As we stand now, our future’s in question, “material progress” is being upended. The time for spiritual materialism has arrived. Who knows what that is? Neptune, dreamer of the future, ordering all that’s in disorder, retrogrades till August, when it re-enters Aquarius (hopes and wishes for the new age). Neptune re-enters Pisces February, 2012, remaining there until 2025, ordering what are disorders, revealing a new spiritual teaching. With Neptune in Pisces, what we’ve known slips away. Who will we be then?

 

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Jun 2–8, 2011 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20
Whereas your main gift has been instinct, intuition, a higher super-human level of instinct emerges. It will provide you with greater inner strength and a new faith. Many will be surprised as you become more easygoing, compassionate, concerned for others (not just yourself). A greater belief in yourself also comes forth due to an anchoring of new spiritual ideals. Your identity deepens. Don’t let divine discontent upend you.

taurusTaurus
April 21–May 21
Idealism is part of your nature along with adaptability and flexibility. These virtues further develop in coming years. As you attempt to always keep the peace, you might discover you’ve lost knowledge of your deepest hopes and wishes. You must find them again. Connections with friends must always have a spiritual basis or you become dissatisfied. You are to develop the arts for you are the Art of Living itself.

geminiGemini
May 22–June 20
What does your intuition tell you about current world trends in business, the arts, humanity, education, politics? In coming years you will develop a deep creativity and vision leading you to the arts, media, things of service and charitable. Work on maintaining clear direction lest goals and your calling in life are lost. You’re better than perfect. And you’re responsible. Know these things. Allow no misconceptions of self to be nurtured.

cancerCancer
June 21–July 20
It’s important to be practical with goals. You have a deep inner faith. It’s good to consider what you believe and why. Where did the concepts come from? It would be good to study different religions, or to even enter a seminary, becoming a minister or pastor. Higher education offers involvement with religious, philosophical or artistic fields. Travel beckons too, but here you must be careful healthwise. Compassion becomes your teacher.

leoLeo
July 21–August 22
Are you experiencing spiritual longing, deep sensitivity, fantasies, ecstasy, warrior dreams? If not now, later. In the meantime, something from the past—a relationship, love, person—seems to be important once again. However, you choose not to contact or connect with them—a mistake. Where before the boundaries were blurred, you both have grown. Boundaries are intact now. Careful with money.

virgoVirgo
August 23–September 22
So often Virgo gives more than they’re able to receive. They seek a soulmate, one linked to them psychically. They see potential, instead of reality at times, seeking others as they wish them to be, not as they are. Sometimes Virgos want to save or be saved (from themselves). These are all developmental stages. They can be confusing and difficult (for a time). Until you realize your potential extraordinary talents.

libraLibra
September 23–October 22
Daily plans, agendas and affairs (work) become so fluid you may not know where you are at times. All routines seem to float out the door, replaced by chaos, confusion and helplessness. Know that when chaos comes around, it’s announcing a coming new harmony. Rearrange everything in your environments. Tend to health methodically. Interact with the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms with awareness. They bring new order into your life.

scorpioScorpio
October 23–November 21
When people use the word drama it’s usually disparaging, judgmental. However, some signs truly have dramatic things occurring relentlessly. We actually have little choice in the matter of our lives and behaviors. We have little choice in how people react and respond to us. Those experiencing drama in their lives are living life deeply, fully, creatively and with passion. It’s just their time. Your time is now.

saggSagittarius
November 22–December 20
Was home, family, relatives, mom, dad, family life as a child complex? Were (are) you sensitive, free spirited, idealistic, philosophical? Do you need at this time to set limits? Do you long for a new home and sense of place? Do you alternate between being social while also seeking solitude? Do you at times isolate yourself? Is family challenging? And do you have many inflated dreams? A new identity will appear in the next 18 months.


capricornCapricorn
December 21–January 20
Visualize all that you want to be and do, your future, where you’re called to live, the interior and exterior of your (next) home, the environments calling to you, the gardens and kitchen. Do this on a grand and detailed scale. This creates a magnetic field and what you envision (if it is yours) comes into manifestation. Then you can decide your true wants/needs. We become what we deeply imagine, we express what we can create.

aquariusAquarius
January 21–February 18
It’s important to be balanced about money—not too strict, not too lax. It’s important to know the value of yourself and your work, presenting this to the world. Others may attempt to undervalue your worth and value. Follow your intuition and instincts concerning your use of money. Honor all debts. Value others and their work. Tell them. Do not gloss over monetary details. Be generous. However, care for yourself. This is practical.


piscesPisces
February 19–March 20
A great sensitivity has befallen Pisces. It’s as if you live in a dream—someone else’s, actually. Others see you through their own projections. This is hurtful. Reality for you isn’t what reality is for others. Tiredness overcomes you often. At times, dizziness, too. Tend to health very carefully. Moods come and go. Sleep more. Calcium needs Vitamin D (lots of it) to be absorbed. Magnesium helps you sleep. Begin painting.


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

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Cardinal Grand Cross in the Sky

Following Holy Week (passion, death and burial of the Pisces World Teacher) and Easter Sunday (Resurrection Festival), from April 19 to the 23, the long-awaited and discussed Cardinal Cross of Change appears in the sky, composed of Cardinal signs Aries, Libra, Cancer, and Capricorn, with planets (13-14 degrees) Uranus (in Aries), Jupiter (in Cancer), Mars (in Libra) and Pluto (in Capricorn), an actual geometrical square or cross configuration. Cardinal signs mark the seasons of change, initiating new realities.

 

Sugar: The New Tobacco?

Proposed bill would require warning labels on sugary drinks Will soda and other saccharine libations soon come with a health warning? They will if it’s up to our state senator, Bill Monning (D-Carmel). On Feb. 27, Monning proposed first-of-its-kind legislation that would require a consumer warning label be placed on sugar-sweetened beverages sold in California. SB 1000, also known as the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Act, was proposed to provide vital information to consumers about the harmful effects of consuming sugary drinks, such as sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks, and sweetened teas.

 

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