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Greater Measure of Light Arrives. We ‘Occupy’ and Radiate That Light.

RisaNewSWinter solstice occurs as the Sun enters Capricorn (Thursday morning), Gate where matter returns to Spirit, the Light Supernal at the mountaintop. Resting for three days at the Tropic of Capricorn, the Sun moves forward at midnight, Christmas morning. The Temple doors open and Mary (earth, matter) gives birth to (receives) the holy child (the new light). This light being more rare and inclusive than last year’s light. Quietly, Capricorn’s Light of Initiation streams into Earth. On Christmas day, Jupiter, heart of the Aquarian Age, turns direct in Taurus (humanity’s illumination), streaming to Earth Ray 2, Love/Wisdom, what Christ anchored on Earth 2000 years ago.

Saturday, Christmas Eve, is Capricorn new moon. Sunday, Christmas Day, Capricorn (the father) moon trines (harmonizes with) Mars in Virgo (the mother). At week’s beginning there’s a search for respite, an inn, by everyone. The Three Astrologer Kings, studying the sky see the brightest stars have aligned. The pregnant Madonna-Virgo-constellation appears on the horizon. Disciples begin their long ascent up the Capricorn mountain. We too become still, quiet and expectant. Our Pathway into a greater measure of Light has arrived. Let us “occupy” then radiate that Light. Peace on Earth, Goodwill To All.

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Dec 22–28, 2011 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20  
You’re bold, adventurous and know all about beginnings. We see everything scattered about you, waiting for Taurus to step in with order and organization. You’re able to accomplish great things if allowed freedom and non-judgment. You surprise everyone. Your desires and aspirations take you on journeys over mountains and plains. One day you sit down and begin to study. It builds your mind. Love happens.

taurusTaurus
April 21–May 21
Your companion is Vulcan, husband of Venus. Many see you as the consistent, un-complex one, driven to care for others, sustaining them unto infinity. However, there’s another side. In the fires of Vulcan, you’re shaped into gold. So often your response is “No” to offers. Many think you’re stubborn, unable to change. What they don’t know is you’re thinking, assessing, seeking mental illumination. Aldebaran and Alcyone are your companions.

geminiGemini
May 22–June 20
Gemini (mutable), Virgo (mutable) and Aquarius (fixed) are the “people” of the zodiac. You’re the twin, Virgo, the mother, Aquarius pouring the “heavenly waters for thirsty humanity.” You provide the original matrix of learning, offer the fact of duality, the good and bad, the personality and Soul, matter and Spirit. You create a dialogue, a mystery often, one side of your dims while the other brightens. Your Egyptian god is Thoth.

cancerCancer
June 21–July 20
You’re tide-like, moody, different each time we encounter you. You’re protected, shielded and walk crab-like around an object in order to ascertain safety. You’re intuitive but often feelings are so deep they’re unable to be understood. You cook and nurture, find water where others can’t, the moon is your sister, and you remember the past with precision. You want to be close but can’t unlock your shield. Try again.

leoLeo
July 21–August 22
You are the Solar Lord, no longer lunar. Your contact with the Sun allows a light to be revealed on Earth, a light that humanity thirsts for. You’re aware of this and not aware of this. The Christ cannot reappear until a certain percentage of the world is illumined. You’re able to radiate light through Right Governing, Right Relations and coming always from the heart. Your work is to Love More.

virgoVirgo
August 23–September 22
Sometimes you suffer from nervousness, the brilliance of your mind overflowing with ideas that hardly any mind can hold. Your mind constantly changes, too, and then you feel unsure of ideas becoming ideals, and you think sometimes you need a new reality of self, one that contains a different level of confidence. Your constellation hovers over the Bethlehem stable scene this week. You are holy. You are One.

libraLibra
September 23–October 22
Perhaps there’s something you need to discuss with another? Are you shifting priorities? Are the choices and decisions made several months ago changing again? Relationships are primary working tools for Libra. One day, having learned so much, you live alone for a while. Have you upheld fairness in the past years? So many times, the ideal in your mind cannot meet the reality on Earth. Do you then turn away? Venus loves you.

scorpioScorpio
October 23–November 21
So often, as fiery water, you can obsess about something or someone. So often you feel you’re dying. And so you are, though not physically. Instead, experiencing the “burning grounds,” you’re tested nine times, everyone leaves you, and hardly anyone matches your passions. Surrender is a task Scorpios need to learn. Often you cannot hear others, listening as you do to your own emotions. Try. Pluto is your brother.

saggSagittarius
November 22–December 20
You think of yourself as free and easy, but really you’re traditional, kind-hearted, often hurting since you’re best friends with Chiron, the centaur who was wounded and couldn’t die. Sometimes you feel this way, too. Esoterically, you hold an arrow. Its point is a beam of light. It shows the Way to the mountain of Initiation. You’re on a horse. You hold the reins. Situations occur that stop you in your tracks so you can find your Way back to the light again.

capricornCapricorn
December 21–January 20
Many think of you in one way but there’s another person that some only sense. You act like a traditionalist but are actually a revolutionary. You may not show up in person for the Occupy movement but you’re with them in Spirit. You’re the gate through which people can gain spiritual access. You don’t know this. Sometimes people turn away from you. They can’t enter through your gate yet. You understand. Maintain the fire in the heart.

aquariusAquarius
January 21–February 18
Some Aquarians act like the traditional Capricorns and some act like “no-saying” Taurus. Some Aquarians are from the future. They came here on a star ship and feel lost, alien, interested, curious and wondering when they can go home. The spiritual Aquarian holds a water pot. In that pot are the stars of astrology, the emerging words of creation, the new physics, and the “waters of life the Aquarian pours forth.

piscesPisces
February 19–March 20 
When you read other people’s interpretation of you (Pisces) it often misses the mark, saying things like Neptune rules you (what does that mean?) and you’re either drunk, confused or illusioned. And you know life as a Pisces is so different. You live in the etheric folds of the universe where the very templates of life are created by starry light beings. You’re one yourself, visiting here for a while. Sorrow you understand. And Light. 


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 Kurt Johnson, December 20, 2011
Jeez, I'm sorry; but what a load of absolute hooey. Can't imagine why anyone finds astrology even remotely valid.
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written by Azrael, December 20, 2011
Nooooooo! :( Pisces got covered by Aquarius.... ;_; Now I can't check my ascendant! Sad face. :C

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“be(ing) of love (a little) more careful”—e.e. cummings

Wednesday (Feb. 10) is Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. Friday (Feb. 12) is Lincoln’s 207th birthday. Sunday is Valentine’s Day. On Ash Wednesday, with foreheads marked with a cross of ashes, we hear the words, “From dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.” Reminding us that our bodies, made of matter, will remain here on Earth when we are called back. It is our Soul that will take us home again. Lent offers us 40 days and nights of purification in preparation for the Resurrection (Easter) festival (an initiation) and for the Three Spring Festivals (at the time of the full moon)—Aries, Taurus, Gemini. The New Group of World Servers have been preparing since Winter Solstice. The number 40 is significant. The Christ (Pisces World Teacher) was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights prior to His three-year ministry. The purpose of this desert exile was to prepare his Archangel (light) body to withstand the pressures of the Earth plane (form and matter). We, too, in our intentional purifications and prayers during the 40 days of Lent, prepare ourselves (physical body, emotions, lower mind) to receive and be able to withstand the irradiation of will, love/wisdom and light streaming into the Earth at spring equinox, Easter, and the Three Spiritual Festivals. What is Lent? The Anglo-Saxon word, lencten, comes from an ancient spring festival, agricultural rites marking the transition between winter and summer. The seasons reflect changes in nature (physical world) and humanity responds with social festivals of gratitude and of renewal. There is a purification process, prayerfulness in nature and in humanity in preparation for a great flow of spiritual energies during springtime. Valentine’s Day: Aquarius Sun, Taurus moon. Let us offer gifts of comfort, ease, harmony, beauty and satisfaction. Things chocolate and golden. Venus and Taurus things.

 

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