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Intentions for Goodwill = Right Relations = Peace

RisaNewSInternational Peace Day. In the UN this week and worldwide, festivals are occurring calling humanity.
Thursday is International Democratic Day. Democracy (rule of the people) is not capitalism – knowing the difference is important. Friday through Sunday is Clean Up the World Weekend. Saturday, the UN will celebrate International Peace Day (its usual date is Sept. 21). In the UN Rose Garden, the Secretary General will ring the Peace Bell. Wednesday, the 21st, is the actual International Day of Peace or Peace Day, a personal and planetary event where millions of people organize to celebrate together. Esotericists within the UN hold ceremonies all week.
People everywhere, considering themselves “instruments of peace” are creating practical acts of peace. It’s a day of Peace-building (different than Peace-making) Strengthening the ideals of peace on Earth creates Goodwill. We remember esoterically how peace comes about. From intention of Goodwill comes Right Relations, the outcome being the living process of Peace. Wednesday is also the Day of Ceasefire, personal and political. As we make peace in our relationships, we model, mentor and impact the larger conflicts of our time. Humanity works under Ray 4, Harmony Created Through Conflict. We choose to be harmonious, an aspect of peacefulness. These are Virgo (into Libra) themes (in this last week of Virgo, gestating a new reality of consciousness, and later a holy birth that illumines our minds). Let us light candles of peace at noon all this week. Linking, connecting, making contact. Then the turtledove is released. Live webcast is on the UN website: See:

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Sept. 15–21, 2011 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20
You think about loving your work and those you work with and communication is good with everyone (though you must battle against critical thoughts) and you seek to help others more, which inspires them and then work is even better and more fulfilling and loyalty toward you emerges and then new goals are considered and workflow increases and so does success. It’s like a river flowing harmoniously for everyone. It begins with you.

April 21–May 21
You may not be romantic outwardly because of so much work to be done to ensure the future’s sustainability. But this doesn’t mean you feel less love. It’s just that you’re focused and determined and disciplined and must follow your own instincts and intuition and not let relationship concerns get in the way. You have been tending to others non-stop for weeks. You must rest now. The world goes on.

May 22–June 20
Mental, emotional and physical stability are concerns now and so you must assess, tend to and create and call forth what is not only safe but also what comforts and creates security. We are in an era of destruction, hope and opportunity. Soon it will be time to make plans. Unusual plans. Something is ending. What was it?

June 21–July 20
You feel the need to communicate. You realize everyone has a gift and if you ask enough and they talk enough their gifts emerge and you learn about them. You, too, have gifts and when you come out from under your crab shell, communicate and share, then we see your gifts too and we learn from them. You are very perceptive now, more than usual. However, something saddens you?

July 21–August 22
Is there a polarity between you and groups, between your creativity and leadership and that of others? Is there opposition? You think you have to choose one over the other. Do you? Oppositions are actually only different sides of one coin. Eventually oppositions come together, unifying and synthesizing.  What is occurring that seems in opposition? Is it spiritual/material factors, self/other’s needs or being worthy or not worthy?

August 23–September 22
You want to talk about issues, values and very important ideas—things not often communicated, your beliefs, how you want to serve, your new emerging identity and all everything you hope, wish and plan for. You’re practical, orderly, and organized in your approach. These are significant and central to how you need to see yourself. A new sense of self comes forth. A flowering.

September 23–October 22
Plans created long ago are slowly being implemented. I hope all that you hope for is available. I hope for you solitude that leads to revelations, kindnesses that lead to forgiveness. Some issues, quite hidden, are not ready for the light of day. For now, you’re ordering and organizing your inner self so you can order and organize your outer relationships and environments. Are you dreaming a lot? Is there a dream you have?

October 23–November 21
Plan to have a social get together of friends and acquaintances you care about. Include local sustainable and seasonal foods, scatter several interesting books around, choose music that creates a salon-like setting. Suggest a subject to discuss, like how to create communities (the steps), what people would be attracted to the focus and purpose of community and how it would prepare everyone for the new times to come.

November 22–December 20
Do all that you can to create compromise between you and co-workers. Things small can escalate into things quite large. This includes good things, so provide those around you with what they need and abundance will be reflected back to you in terms of recognition and rewards. Be dashing as you perform these acts of kindness. You’ll become even more attractive. The Sun and Mercury are shining upon you.

December 21–January 20
You could feel overwhelmed by too many events inundating your reality, not eating adequately and in a timely manner, or simply because you’ve been “on” for so long your off button is broken. The work you do has much to do with abilities you’ve succeeded at before. When this cycle is over something else will be offered. You create an environment at work that people look to for information, kindness and love. Know you are valuable.

January 21–February 18
Soon (or now), you may need to discuss finances, daily events, schedules, etc. with someone, perhaps a partner, family or friend. Speak with candor and a neutral tone. Do not be frightened to discuss finances. Information provides others with knowledge. Speak the truth. It holds you and those listening. Ask for teamwork, understanding and consideration. In your daily life add a bit of humor as things change and then change some.

February 19–March 20
The focus is on relationships, close and intimate. You find yourself of many minds – one seeks to create harmony and goodwill. Another to increase discipline and efficiency and the third to forge ahead with personal ideas and plans. It seems they are all in opposition. Ponder deeply on them, visualize, and eventually a synthesis comes forth. It may be difficult. The time is not yet.

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

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