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Scorpio’s Triumphant Outcome

RisaNewSIn one week, the Sun leaves Scorpio, enters Sagittarius and Mercury retrogrades (on Thanksgiving). We prepare for these events this week. Here is more understanding of Scorpio before it’s gone.
Scorpio, the sign, deeply influences and transforms all lives on Earth. Scorpio’s keynotes (influences)—test, trial, struggle, strength and triumph— describe the progressive evolutionary development for all of humanity. The great hope when one is working within Scorpio’s depths is that Scorpio’s experience always ends in triumph as it releases itself (the life energy) into Sagittarius (furthering the discipleship experience and journey). The disciple, toiling within the darkness and depths of Scorpio’s tests, rises like the phoenix into Sag, moving quickly upon the way (plains), eyes upon the mountaintop of Initiation (Capricorn) shining like a promise in the distance. Once the Scorpio battle is won there is no stopping the ardent aspiring seeker of the light.
But while we are laboring within the Scorpio depths it is easy to lose sight of the eventual triumph and entering the plains of Sagittarius. We are asked to cultivate strength, aspiration and vision within the very midst of the battle. We act “as if” we were already released within the flow or stream of Sagittarius while still in the midst of the Scorpio battle. We are then released into greater effectiveness, here and now. We become “triumphant.”
Mars entered Virgo this week, remaining there for the following eight (8) months – till July, 2012. Mars retrogrades in January, 2012 till April. More later. In the meantime we’re investigating biologic architecture for the building of the new culture and civilization, for the new community and schools to be built for the Aquarian era. Disciples are triumphant builders. (Read more at

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Nov 17–23, 2011 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20
A sense of regeneration is transforming your intimate relationships, also the shared finances and resources. You could experience intense feelings of love or passion or anger or resentment. It’s best to be aware of these so that you can choose which is best for your life. Investigate the merging of your resources with another. Be sure trust is your foundation.

April 21–May 21
The original foundations of your relationship come forth, like a surprising and fragrant winter bloom. Patterns that have become embedded in the relationship are slowly disintegrating, calling forth new levels of relating and of love. This includes intimates, family, friends and partnerships. A new level of vulnerability has emerged for you. This is good. We can now stand next to you equally.

May 22–June 20
What changes are occurring in your daily life, work interactions and health? What new areas have you considered serving? What events and disciplines align with your values? What habits do you wish to eliminate? What new habits do you want to include? Is something draining your vital energy? Whatever it is, it signifies it’s time with you has come to a close. Oh, dear. That’s a difficult choice to make.

June 21–July 20
You’ve been so serious these past weeks, months and years. A little lightness and ease is needed in your life. It’s good to assess what joy means, when you last experienced joy and how you could bring it forth now. Sometimes joy leaves us when a significant person dies. We feel we can no longer feel joy. Only endless sorrow. However, joy is an outgrowth of the Soul. Write, paint, garden, dance, sing. These bring joy.

July 21–August 22
It is most important to consider what nourishes you. Family patterns nourish until they’re nt longer useful for growth. Then you must create new life patterns that sustain and vitalize. It’s important to cultivate financial stability, not allowing yourself purchases without careful assessment. Create a foundation that is strong and solid for the times to come. You will care for the kingdoms.

August 23–September 22
The power of the stars is focused within your mental (thinking, learning) realm. Any anxieties or worries can be eliminated through the reciting of mantrams and through praising all that’s in your life. Praise actually changes our lives, helps us connect with all others, provides us with a level of truth about reality hidden to most. Something about your home is occurring. What is it?

September 23–October 22
Something new is your life is allowing you to feel ardent. Something else in your life is bringing you out of the shadows. A new level of assessment is allowing you to shift your values. One thing is still missing though. It’s forgiveness with another that keeps you seeking and never finding. What needs forgiving? Your self-worth soars when this forgiveness is given. So much of your life’s vitality depends on it. Many yearn for you.

October 23–November 21
The sun’s been in your sign for weeks now and your new year begins with your birthday and your self-identity shifts each year to newer and greater expansiveness. Each year things that hurt, that disappointed, that left you in a state of confusion are released. Each year a change appears that brings forth new trust, invigorating you to investigate deeper mysteries of life. We look to you for valuable and illuminating information.

November 22–December 20
It’s hopeful that you’ve seriously considered a time of retreat and contemplation. You haven’t much more time for this opportunity as the Sun will soon illuminate your sign (enter Sag) and you’ll be in the spotlight. No more doors to hide behind. It’s also important to be aware of dreams, both waking and sleeping dreams. They provide ease from the past and a picture of the future. Next month— change again.

December 21–January 20
It’s good to list, in a private journal (or drawn on a wall), over and over, your hopes, wishes and dreams for the future. Stating them, pondering and brooding over them clarifies for you their value and brings them into the first level of manifestation. Then they anchor on Earth. Who shares these goals with you? Is there a group that would benefit from your goals? You have the ability to transform everyone with your ideas, knowledge and words. Activate this.

January 21–February 18
If your actions, friends, work, thoughts, feelings, desires, aspirations align with your deepest passions then everything comes forth successfully. Remember at all times your responsibilities to those who depend upon you. Remember always to share what you have. What you provide others, returns to you tenfold. You’re on a mission. Whether it;s travel, publishing, or caring for the animal kingdom, what you do makes a difference.

February 19–March 20
You continue to wonder about your world, your future, and the tasks you are to perform. Both your curiosity and your faith are tested so that you can get to the root of your beliefs. You find yourself in different realities, different worlds, often your destination unknown. This applies to outer and inner realities. Only your intuition is intact. Rely on it.

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 from Risa, November 23, 2011
thank you d, risa
written by Azrael, November 21, 2011
What happens if you're an Aries and feeling love AND resentment? :/ I think I'm just feeling the resentment because the "I WANT IT NOW!!!" voice is going off in my head, though... I'm just hoping that a certain Scorpio eventually realizes that it's OK to move on and that it's better to make someone who's making you a priority a priority... Someone who's just making you a possible option, especially when it's already gone south more than once, is just...Foolhardy.
written by Osiris Ortiz, November 18, 2011
Risa you are amazing! I love the messages this week :D

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