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Thrive’s Local Premiere & the Full Moon

RisaNewSIt’s in Ojai on the 10th with Catherine Austin Fitts. It’s in Santa Cruz next week. It’s the film Thrive: What On Earth Will It Take?” and it premieres in Santa Cruz at the Del Mar Theatre (3/15; 469-3224) and UCSC Media Theatre (3/16; see this week’s cover story). Santa Cruz filmmakers Foster and Kimberly Gamble will be present, prior to a world tour. GT Editor Greg Archer introduces. Mark your calendars. Thrive’s vital information uncovers truths needed to create the new world together. See Thursday is the full moon Pisces solar festival (18 degrees). The Soul’s meditative seed, recited with the Great Invocation, is. “I leave the Father’s house and turning back, I save.” In Pisces we realize we must help “Restore the Plan on Earth.” Thursday is also Purim (casting of lots, lottery), the Jewish festival of Deliverance. Queen Esther, 5th century Persia, saved her people from death. During Purim, there’s eating the sweet pastry Hamentaschen (Hamen’s pockets), filled with prunes or poppy seeds—a circle of dough folded into a triangular shape. During Purim, there is gratitude. Sunday morning, 2 a.m., Daylight savings time begins. Early morning Monday, Mercury is stationary retrograde (6 degrees Aries). Nothing purchased, planned, initiated, no marriages or new relationships. Our minds, overwhelmed with information since the last retrograde, needs order and rest. Join the New Group of World Servers at the Pisces festival. And join in Purim’s Festival of Gratitude. (Read more at

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Mar 8–14, 2012 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20
For the next three weeks note any refinements occurring in how you see yourself, how others see you and how you want to be seen in the world. A new self-identity is beginning (again). Many times you will change your mind, thinking and ways of communicating. Old issues return. Handle them gracefully. They will either join you in the coming months or they must be bidden goodbye. You’ll know what to do.

April 21–May 21
Some sort of communication difficulty, loss, glitch, misunderstanding has occurred or will occur. What does your inner self tell you about this? What is the other person really saying, their inner, vital message? Over time, something will come to your consciousness to better understand the situation. Do not wait for anything to happen, change, or to be clear and precise. Things are bubbling underneath the surface.

May 22–June 20
So many times, quietly and secretly, you rely on friends or groups you are involved in. A group of friends? And then you realize they’ve been waiting for you to set the direction. But you are your own person. And even if they make the first move, you hesitate, seeking understand your aspirations about the future. Sometimes you’re confused. It’s hard in these transition times to know what is Right Action. So we grow roses. It’s a prayer.

June 21–July 20
It’s important to tend carefully to what you are saying, which comes from what you’re thinking, which comes from your beliefs, which stem from how you learned to think as a child. But things are different now. A new thinking needs to be incorporated into our minds. We need to listen more to others, asking them questions so we can understand their needs and wishes. This gives us both the large and small pictures. Then the other feels listened to.

July 21–August 22
Where you will want to rush forward into places unknown, where you want adventures all your own without interference, you may find obstacles and details on your path making for impatience, hurriedness and being upset. But you won’t show it. The best solution is gently remove the obstacles, slow down (if you can) your pace, and look around everywhere when everything stops. There’s something vital for you to see.

August 23–September 22
When Mercury retrograde (any retrograde) occurs, it means we’re overwhelmed, overextended. For Virgos (and Gemini) in Mercury retro, this is especially true. The question is where, with what information do you feel the need to review, re-assess, re-image, create a rapprochement? It’s concerned with combined values, resources and finances. What has been neglected, deserted, abandoned or forgotten.

September 23–October 22
There have perhaps been misperceptions and misunderstanding with a partner or colleague. In the next three weeks these will come to light so you can assess your behavior. You may ask for forgiveness. Or create a situation that transforms prevailing structures in the home, relationships daily life. Take time to understand consequences. Sometimes we’re simply tired of breakdowns and things not working. Sometimes we just come to an end. Is this one of those times?

October 23–November 21
Nothing you plan on will be as you wish. Mercury retro makes everything unexpected and about the past. Are there incomplete issues with others on your mind? Do you feel impatient and going backward? Your very own planets, Mars & Mercury, are retrograde, making outer accomplishments difficult. A great creative force is building within. At nighttime before sleep, review daily events backward. Redo them if they feel imbalanced.

November 22–December 20
I am writing to tell you to have lots of fun in the next three weeks. There’s simply nothing else to do. Allow yourself complete freedom to choose what’s happy and playful. Have little restrictions. Tell everyone this is what you must do so that a pattern of playfulness can be established. Take detours, be surprised, eat differently, find alternatives to routines, ask for everything that pleases you. Allow no confusions or questions to deter you.

December 21–January 20
All Capricorns are experiencing transformation. Things, ideas, people not useful for the future are passing out of your life. For moments, there can be feelings of wounding. But then the new path appears and it’s bright and sunny and filled with promise. It’s on a hill, it’s green and growing and it changes your perspective and later your life. You no longer grieve a previous loss. New opportunities bring forth creativity.

January 21–February 18
Communication may lead to miscommunication and things not understood, deadlines unmet, and a general feeling of everything being unkempt and backward— Mercury retro behaviors everywhere. Diplomacy will be needed, backup measures, different agendas, and a financial review will assist in creating clarity and ease. Everything, about the home, including nurturing will soothe all situations.

February 19–March 20
Events could occur that make you feel like you’re not worth it, or that you don’t belong or are left out. That interesting poem of Emily Dickens comes to mind. “I'm nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody, too? Then there's a pair of us—don't tell! They'd banish us; you know!” However, you want to be “somebody.” You want to be spontaneous, creative, seen and acknowledged. You want to be valued. 

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 Ks1961Ks, March 07, 2012
Thank you for announcing, Thrive! I'm spreading the word.

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