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Aries Fire and All Things New

RisaNewSThe new moon of the new spiritual (spring season) year occurs Thursday morning, at 2.22 degrees Aries. Mercury retro and Uranus are poised, like messenger-sentries, on either side of the new moon. Humanity may be impressed with an idea (Mercury) that becomes a great ideal concerning our future (Uranus). We’re in the full energetic stream of Aries now. Spring has arrived and new life is emerging in the Northern Hemisphere. The new Spiritual Year began at Spring Equinox as the Sun entered initiating Aries, sign of the mind, of fire, where all ideas begin and where the fiery impulse to take action actually happens in form and matter.

In Aries (where all new things begin) for the next seven years is Uranus, planet of revolution and the new archetypes needed to create the new culture and civilization. Mercury retro joined Uranus in Aries March 18 and will again April 22, Earth Day. Calling humanity to rise up, revolutionize, absorb the new archetypes and create the new world, together. Perhaps Mercury/Uranus will “present” a “solar event” on Earth Day. There is a direct relationship between planetary alignments and solar activity. Unlocking solar codes allows us to prepare for solar events.
 

Aries pours into Earth as electric fire creating heat. This is the fire in lightning storms, usual during Spring. Aries fire must step itself down before reaching Earth, lest humanity & Earth become incinerated (on fire). Aries therefore steps itself down first through Mars, creating our fiery personalities, fiery challenges, war, strife and conflict. We are “washed in the fires of desire.” This is Mars. Later, as we progress upon the Evolutionary Path, we experience Aries through Mercury (the mind). Desire is lifted up to (become) aspiration. Instead of strife, we seek the fires of the mind (through study, knowledge, knowing, understanding).
Mercury is retrograde in Aries till April 4.

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Mar 22-28, 2012 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20

You feel “in alignment” this month as bright revelations and many new ideas (to become ideals) are impressed upon your mind. Pay attention. They are important and will stabilize your actions and self-identity in the coming challenging times. View and interact in groups with discrimination. Stand tall and courageous and remember that fear means you need more information. Research.



taurusTaurus April 21–May 21
You’re ceaselessly serving others through much of each day. Working behind the scenes allows you to ponder, think, research, read and study undisturbed. Sometimes you’re far away from home tending to life and death situations or medical emergencies. You must turn toward yourself now and begin to heal, using different healing modalities, vitamins, minerals and a special healing diet.



geminiGemini May 22–June 20

How has the Mercury retrograde affected you? We’ll soon have Venus retrograde (your Soul ruler). You’re being prepared for future work. For now you’re to dispel the illusions of others concerning the situation of light and dark on our planet. Did you see the “Thrive” film? During the retrogrades you reflect upon the nurturing quality offered at work and from friends. Nurturing? What’s occurring at home


cancerCancer June 21–July 20

Opportunities are being offered within group(s) you affiliate with. Perhaps a recognition or call to leadership or a future wish and hope will be fulfilled. New people from far away enter your inner circle through a community interaction. Maintain in these interactions discrimination, ethics and ideals. You’re called to help someone in the garden. You know more than most.



leoLeo July 21–August 22
Work continues to be a stabilizing and expansive influence. You develop new ways of relating to everyone professionally and this creates a powerful leadership. Your power is greater than you recognize and more than most comprehend. Careful with the authority you become. Intentionally balance discipline, structure, will and kindness. Let love rule.

 


virgoVirgo August 23–September 22
Things religious, spiritual, adventuresome along with places far from here play upon your mind. You create intentions to be better organized; you prefer plans and agendas if they have travel and philosophy included. It’s important to know how to handle other people’s resources (inner). You seek to learn what is of value about and within each person first. Then you learn how to honor them.

 


libraLibra September 23–October 22

Your heart fills up with love for another (a new, present or past relationship). Love happens. You also think about money in terms of legacies, inheritances, stocks, investments, taxes or savings. Bring all information into the light for discussion. Tend to debts and become very thrifty. And consider what would sustain you (food, people, items, etc.) if the world changes.



scorpioScorpio October 23–November 21
In your daily life be willing to listen carefully to others, agree with and participate in their ideas. This creates a loving emotional balance in your life. Should you do this you will be seen as one who is wise, intelligent and caring - a new persona. Begin to intentionally cooperate, share and offer praise. These create Right Relations within, Right Relations without.

 


saggSagittarius November 22–December 20
As you remain with your present work situation, consider creating new methods of well-being, communications and trainings, creating a caring work environment. For yourself tend to your physical health, eliminating all sugars and gluten. Make sure to care for your financial health as well. In the meantime, remember to have fun, play a lot and seek the artistic and the beautiful. Then your creativity expands exponentially.

 


capricornCapricorn December 21–January 20
Aries is in your house of home and family. Turn to family and renew your intentions of care and nourishment. This leads to a depth of unexpected love, for you are, to family, the “love that underlies all things” for them. Sometimes our families are far away. If this is the situation radiate Goodwill from your heart to others. Then people, walking into your radiated light, feel you are their family.

 


aquariusAquarius January 21–February 18
What’s occurring at home, with real estate, family, parents or your life’s foundation? A new base of operations, perhaps. Either you must move or are moving, your present environment needs improvement, or you seek safety and security. Communicate to everyone you know what your needs are. You may be traveling far soon. Watch over carefully money and resources.

 


piscesPisces February 19–March 20

Neptune is dropping the veils between kingdoms. Chiron makes you exceptionally sensitive, aware of hurts with, to and among others. Pallas Athena opens the door to intuition. You miss so many things. They are dissolving away. Find your place in the garden and remain there. Especially at dawn.
 


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

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In defense of Valentine’s Day

 

“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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