The second event, Monday, July 18, is the live teleconference of A Conversation with Rob Hopkins. Rob is teacher, writer, permaculturist, author of Transition Handbook, co-founder of Transition Town Initiative. Richard Heinberg (author of 10 books including “The Party’s Over,” Peak Everything and soon “The End of Growth”) will host. To be part of the Conversation, presented by Transition United States, go to transitionus.org/event/conversation-rob-hopkins.
On the West Coast, the event occurs early in the morning (8-9:15 a.m). One of the conversations will be how Transition (initiative, ideas, towns) is taking shape in the U.S. Why this conversation is both interesting and important is that there’s new, emerging thinking and ideas from around the world evolving in the Transition Movement. How can Transition Town concept, a local to global phenomena of new awareness, continue to be relevant in the current political and economic climate? How do we raise awareness about self-sufficiency, sustainability, working with nature (permaculturist theory)? How do we become sensible again, in the present world situation? How does the concept of TT reach other areas—not already left-leaning?
Transition Town sows the seed of this new state of reality to be created in the Aquarian Age. A town in need of emergency Transition measures: In Oak Park, Michigan, front yard vegetable gardens are against the law. See michiganmessenger.com/.../front-yard-garden-sends-oak-park-resident-to- court. It’s time for the revolution.
Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Jul 14- 20, 2011 For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries-March 21–April 20
A few questions based upon looking at your chart. What's occurring in your work world? Transformation? How are you holding up? What's happening with relationships and/or marriage? Do you feel committed or uncommitted? How do you see yourself? Are you feeling like a revolution has taken hold of your body, emotions and mind? It has, love’s hard, the world’s changing. Hold on. Love’s underlying everything.
Taurus April 21–May 21
Everyone around you has become a source of support and ideas so that you can become more of yourself. New viewpoints, archetypes, even the consideration of different geographical locations shifts your worldview, tilting it from how you grew up into an entirely new vista. Take very special care of your health. Consult a medical astrologer if needed.
Gemini May 22–June 20
I have been writing about devas, light beings, angels recently, citing the work at Findhorn, working with devas who build all things in form and matter. I have written we are to work with them directly in creating the new culture and civilization. In your present state of dreaming, you can actually see angels/devas if you communicate with them from your heart. Do you have roses? There are rose devas and all types of flower and plant devas. They like you.
Cancer June 21–July 20
You’re sensitive more than usual and therefore your energy may feel low to middlin’ to erratic. Rest is needed. Are finances and money concerning you? Do you want to discuss these issues but feel apprehensive? No matter what you do these days, the focus is upon retreat, things contemplative and quiet. You need quiet to heal, actually. Rest your eyes.
Leo July 21–August 22
It's a contemplative and quiet time for you, too, however different than for Cancer. You are to contemplate: religious feelings, what it’s like to be behind the scenes, the fact that you gestate new ideas and so many times they’re not accepted or understood. It’s the light that emanates from your heart that sometimes gets in the way of your message. Don’t change though.
Virgo August 23–September 22
Are your thoughts at times in the past then leaping to the future? This makes the present difficult to be present in. So many new things will occur in the coming months. Resting, visualizing, imagining things to do now in preparation. Make sure all responsibilities are completed with grace and goodwill. Something romantic and creative calls you. What is it? Keep walking.
Libra September 23–October 22
It’s most important to act, be, dress your very professional best at all times these days. Make yourself as beautiful and/or as handsome as possible—tailored, conservative, emanating quality and value. In between professional tasks, think about traveling somewhere that provides education and pleasure. Observe carefully your partner’s needs. Relationships are topsy-turvy relationally from the 9th onward. You must stabilize them.
Scorpio October 23–November 21
Do you feel rather awkward? Are things uncomfortable? Are you more than the usual ill-at-ease, out of your depth, self-conscious, discomfited? Things are really unusual this month for some signs. Don’t turn on yourself or others when difficulties arise. This will end. Use money very wisely. Expect delays. Turn to art, music, good food, and the spirituality instead.
Sagittarius November 22–December 20
All relationships, intimacies, friendships, partnerships, interactions will require on your part a greater sensitivity. Step back from being the glamorous one, the one who is brilliant, displaying and voicing your wounds. Observe others for a while to see if they are feeling sad, overwhelmed or neglected. You will be called to repair, tend to, sustain and maintain all relationships. The reward is surprising.
Capricorn December 21–January 20
For the next year it’s good to have young people nearby, good to have a child, consider having one. For the next year there will be continual change. They will turn to blessings. More and more you will want to explore places unknown, through the written word or travel. Everything that occurs will make you a better, more grace-filled person. You will be guided toward a new independence.
Aquarius January 21–February 18
It’s good to remember joys shared with family. If you have children or are around them, pay special and deep attention to them. It’s what both of you need. For astrological reasons it’s good to entertain now, to have friends around, sharing gifts. From this week onward ‘till December, a more-then-usual rebelliousness overtakes you. Use it to create something—like the new culture and civilization.
Pisces February 19–March 20
Traveling and communication, writing and teaching – many goals will begin to come forth unexpectedly. Careful with medicines and any type of drugs. Lock doors and windows, don’t gamble. Careful with fire and hot things. Mars is out and about. Use restlessness and discontent to know it’s time to travel and move about again. Pack lightly. Don’t end anything. Not yet.
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