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The Trinity, Father’s Day and More

RisaNewSArt notice: Davenport Gallery (450 Highway 1) show: Concerning the Spiritual in Art (ends June 26). Santa Cruz artists “depicting the mysterious.” It’s illuminating, enticing and beautiful. The show began in Gemini (gifts of the hand) and ends in Cancer (sign of the “Gate where Spirit enters matter”). Artists always stand at the gate, a borderland between things seen and unseen. The artist’s task is to bring spirit into matter.
Tuesday is Summer solstice (or Midsummer-June 21-24), Sun at the Tropic of Cancer. In Masonry and Christianity, it’s St. John the Baptist Day. As summer begins, we enter into the influence of Cancer, sign of mother, family, home, the embryonic waters nurturing new life. Cancer, with Moon as its ruler, nurtures the masses of humanity. In our very earliest incarnations on Earth everyone entered the planet through Cancer.
Cancer is concerned with humanity’s food supply. During Cancer we investigate how humanity will be adequately fed in times to come. New ways must be found to feed Earth’s growing population. Assisting in this task is Mercury entering Cancer (communicate, think, study, ponder the feeding of humanity) Thursday with Mars (focus) entering and Venus already in Gemini (right use of resources).
Sunday is Trinity Sunday (three aspects of God) and Father’s Day. Our gratitude to all fathers (and mothers who are fathers), everywhere.
Summer begins at 10:16 a.m. (West), 12:16 p.m. (mid), 1:16 p.m. (East). Earth shimmers in a green light for the next three days. Soon, the light, increasing since winter solstice, now imperceptibly decreases. In the midst of light the shadow of autumn and winter appears. We are always in paradox. Life as bittersweet.

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Jun 16–22, 2011 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20
Opportunities are presented along with challenges. You find the courage to meet each one because of your nature—fiery, willing, enthusiastic. This year and for six more, you will experience vast changes, radical shifts, a state of impermanence that, in the end, will constitute unusual creative endeavors and ways of being based on new archetypes. Keep moving, pausing for rest here and there.

April 21–May 21
You’re the lucky one this year, You drew the lucky card and all that you’ve wished for will come to be. However, this includes lots of work, much thinking and studying, detailed planning, and waiting for right timing (astrological). Your good judgment has others seeking your advice and insight. You may travel this year for information, comfort and beauty.

May 22–June 20
Notice if (and when) much of the past, including people and events, slip away. This is not good, bad or something to be frightened about. It means you’re traveling onward; your life’s clearing hindrances, healing occurs, loosening patterns of thought no longer useful. Healing, the Tibetan writes, allows for the Soul to be free. You need to be free.

June 21–July 20
Summer belongs to you. Are you communicating with friends and neighbors? Do not be involved in gossip. It’s good to be somewhat secluded or helping others in need. Be aware of power struggles with others. There’s a projection from you of being in charge and it’s possible you’re not listening to others’ communication. This creates separation and misunderstandings. You must ask yourself what’s most important in relating to others.

July 21–August 22
As work comes with more responsibilities, you will notice how strong and courageous you are, able to assume multiple tasks with skill and agility. Many people seek your help, trusting your constancy, sense of rightness and patience. Simultaneously, you’re harboring secret thoughts, hopes, wishes and dreams. It’s important to take time away from the world. Step into the shadows. What do you see?

August 23–September 22
Take time to consider what you would like for the future. Create a picture/photo journal depicting how you want your life to be. Begin before your birthday so that when it arrives you have a clear idea of your coming year. Don’t be predictable. Be groundbreaking, inventive and original. Use nothing from the past—no beliefs or plan—to create your possible future. The past needs to be transcended completely.

September 23–October 22
You need to run away to places far away. You need to travel, have an adventure, find new people to communicate and smile at. You need things more harmonious than they’ve been, even if they’ve been good. You need to think of the impossible. Know that ideas become ideals and slip into form and matter. You need change, a feeling of being submerged in a complete new reality. What do you think you need?

October 23–November 21
As daily life changes, and continues to, all relationships begin to expand. This includes all the ways you can think relationships (interactions, partnerships) improve and expand. Daily life becomes different and unusual. What’s unusual eventually becomes the usual, but it will take a bit of time. The past, showing up on your doorstep, arrives in order to disappear again. Perhaps for the last time. We hope?

November 22–December 20
You need the same things Libra needs, but more so. Something of fantasy may come and roost a while. You may not know what it is. It will have two faces. Don’t be confused. Be spontaneous, curious yet cautious. Careful with money. The usual warning, but more so, again. As home feels like it’s dissolving away, your creative expression takes on Aquarian tones. You can do all of this with poise and equanimity. And joy. Identify it.

December 21–January 20
Here are the energies for Caps as they enter the summer months. Transformation of self-identity, something precious being found, daily life, thinking, tasks and communication refined, change at/of home, pursuing the Art of Living, little tasks all summer in many diverse towns and neighborhoods, nurturing intimate relationships, enlivened through travel, bringing forth balance through Right Relations in the world.

January 21–February 18
You’re traveling, physically or through communication, contact and/or play, through many different groups of people. This is your spiritual task. To be an acquaintance to everyone, gathering and dispersing information for the future endeavors of humanity. The Hierarchy looks down on Earth seeking to find who carries the “light” within. You carry that light. Therefore you’re sent here and there to disperse that light.

piscesPisces February 19–March 20
New and different worlds are becoming acquainted with you along with new and different experiences. An unexpected endeavor is being introduced. Follow this path and simply do the work needed each day. It will heal hurts and separations. A depth of communication is available at this time. Use this opportunity to make contact with all (people, kingdoms, events) you value. If some cannot be contacted, visualize you and them, heart to heart. Love happens.

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 sahsha, June 20, 2011
hello and thank you very much for your amazing insight and knowledge.. you are wonderful. =)

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