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There’s a Path From Me to You…

RisaNewSWe begin the week on Thursday, with Venus joining Uranus in Aries. Venus represents money, resources and values. Uranus “creates the revolution” and needed new archetypes. And Aries initiates “all things new.” The energies are building for a showdown (breakdown) in March. The keynote at this time is preparation.

Thursday Mercury (thinking) is inconjunct (unable to understand or cooperate) retrograde Mars (action). Friday Sun also inconjuncts retrograde (internalized) Mars. No matter how much talk there is of preparation, is it just too overwhelming to consider?

Monday, Mercury trine (harmony) Saturn (structure) allows us to think about the purpose, discipline and structure (all Saturn) of preparation (to withstand future change). Then Mercury enters Pisces (“saving the world”). We realize we must save ourselves first, before saving the world.

Tuesday is Valentine’s Day. Mercury joins Neptune in Pisces. A day of love, devotion, candy, kisses, hearts, flowers and, for some, delusions, illusions and consuming too much chocolate. Beware! Valentine’s Day is v/c from 9:04 a.m. till 5 p.m. (west coast) when moon enters food, fun, adventure-loving Sag. Give Valentine gifts either early morning (around dawn) or later in the evening. We don’t connect well during v/c. Often we feel lost.

A few poems for Valentine’s Day. e.e.cummings writes “be of love (a little) more careful than of everything.” Janis sings, “Come on, come on, take another little piece of my heart now, baby.” About love, from Rumi. “Our task is not to seek love, but to seek and find all the barriers within we have built against it.” Also from Rumi, “There’s a path from me to you that I am constantly looking for.“ Venus in Aries on Valentine’s Day. A wild and passionate Venus!

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Feb 9–15, 2012 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20
Venus is in your first house of self-identity. You’re becoming a bit more attractive and charming. However, that ‘edge” you carry, is now your heart on your sleeve, filled with unexpected feelings, diplomatic abilities, magnetic keeping-the-peace responses. To be even more interesting show a real interest in art, dance, ancient artifacts and music. Tend to head, hair and face with care – your valuable assets. Cooperate more.

April 21–May 21
You’re most likely in retreat, a usual state of affairs for Taurus who can be seen in meadows, farms, hill and dale, but often not in crowds. Taurus is not very urbanized. A good thing. They are private, expressing love behind protective veils (doors), in the quietude of their home(s). Venus is known for both bringing romance and ending things. Ending a value or a resource no longer useful.

May 22–June 20
You think about hopes, dreams and wishes, joining or forming a group of spiritual friends who share your same (esoteric) interests. This would make you happy (your personality) and joyful (Soul response). Venus, whose light protects you, assists in this endeavor. It would be good to make more contact with Venus who waits patiently to hear your aspirations (now tinged with sadness because the time is not yet). It will be soon.

June 21–July 20
Have you found new friends, perhaps one in particular? Do you realize others like you because you have qualities that are likable, knowledgeable, competent and practical? People look at your reputation and the presence you bring to all gatherings. You have authority and Venus is softening it so everyone can hear you more easily. It’s good to pursue something artistic. What would you like that to be?

July 21–August 22
Anything routine makes you feel caught, caged and slightly crazy. You simply must be let free, able to pursue travel, journeys, new insights, new realities, new waves of thought streaming through the ethers. Something exotic is happening to the way you express yourself. Attractive before, now you’re magnetic and becoming even more popular. Something you would never consider becomes a possibility.

August 23–September 22
Multiple realities, all connected to eighth (Scorpio) house endeavors, may appear. Something financial and resourceful comes forth. Sharing power becomes possible because you want to harmonize differences, soothe any chaos or conflict, become intimate in terms of spiritual understanding (also physical). If partnered, you realize their goodness in the depth of your heart.

September 23–October 22
Venus provides you with wisdom of how to be in a relationship (or how to leave it). Love your partner with all your heart and your Soul. Create deep intimate connections through praise and appreciation. This heals and brings forth gifts in the relationship. Be intentionally willing to compromise, adapt and make peace. If single apply these to friends and family. Everything becomes your relationship.

October 23–November 21
You have a special task in the coming months. To create and anchor a true (not only outer) harmony in all environments—from work to home to yard to garden to garage to car. Organizing outer harmony will create an inner sense of joy and pleasure. Being successful now means being cooperative, instilling in everyone a team spirit, and having the willingness to understand and serve the needs of others. Try.

November 22–December 20
You become more charming, playful and dramatic. Even your choice of music and food reflects this. Are children around? They will reflect this also, especially the dramatic parts. Your self-expression enters a Venusian (soft, loving, romantic) phase of creativity. There’s so much to be cheerful about. So much fun to have. So many dramatic situations to enter!

December 21–January 20
Your almost entire focus is home and family, in whatever way you live this archetype. You seek antiques and ancient artifacts, are nostalgic for things traditional, value color, art and books in your home and all that you create is peaceful, beautiful and sustainable. You think about how to build a greenhouse to house and nurture your lovely plants. You are calm and serene. Home is your value and your pleasure.

January 21–February 18
We find you talking a lot these days, making plans, being out and about in neighborhoods, possibly talking to farmers or working with them to bring forth the necessary food for humanity. You find many companions along the way that agree with your values, interests and exchange of ideas that, for many, become great ideals. All you do benefits humanity. Good work.

February 19–March 20 
A level of contentment is felt in your heart and mind. Wherever you are, you feel safe, secure and in the right place. After a while you feel concern for your finances, security and the future. It is good at this time to offer yourself in service to others without thought of compensation. And to make greater and more contact. In this way, love is released which creates your present and future well-being.  

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

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