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Embrace The June Full Moon


Each spring three full moon solar festivals (Aries, Taurus, Gemini) occur that invoke specific forces (of Restoration, Enlightenment, Reconstruction) to aid humanity’s evolution. These festivals help “restore the Plan on Earth” and create the foundation for the new world religion in Aquarius.

Early morning Monday, June 4, the third solar Festival full moon (the Strawberry moon) occurs at 14.14 degrees Gemini. It is also a Lunar Eclipse—something we see in our world (individual, global, planetary) comes to an end, its usefulness complete.

Two weeks ago at the Gemini new moon Solar Eclipse, something nvisible and essential ended. Endings also proclaim new life and realities emerging. The Gemini Festival is also the Festival of Humanity and the force invoked is the Force of Reconstruction, an extra-planetary energy. Gemini “produces the changes needed for awareness to be developed in our world.” The energy of Gemini lies behind all the signs because Gemini receives and distributes Love/Wisdom from a star in the Big Dipper (Ray 2, Love/Wisdom. In the Big Dipper, there are 7 stars & 7 Rays). Developing Love/Wisdom is the purpose of humanity’s life on Earth and the purpose of our solar system.

On Tuesday a rare celestial event occurs. Venus retrograde occults (crosses in front of) the Gemini Sun. Venus is the “Soul” or elder sister of the Earth. Venus crossing over the Sun is the “woman clothed in the Sun.” Squaring Mars, Venus (highlighted) is informing the prevailing controlling system of the “good old boys” that their time has also come to an end. Instead, Divinity is emerging in the world lighting a singular fire of focused conscious awareness within the mind and heart of humanity. Venus is the symbol registering the timing of this emergence.

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of May 31–Jun 6, 2012 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20

We have to make it through the transition phase and into the new world because we hold the seeds of the New Humanity. You are the initiator with the new information who leads us to the new culture. Are you aware of this? What are your thoughts these days about the world? Do you sense you have a purpose?

taurusTaurus April 21–May 21

The seed of Aries is handed to you to implement the anchoring of the New World summoning us to envision, create and build together. You know the ways and means of resources and resourcing. Are you aware and accepting of this? What are you thinking these days about the world economy? What do you know about safety during the transition?

geminiGemini May 22–June 20

You are to take the fire of Aries, the stabilization of Taurus and distribute the information to humanity. Are you alert and responsive to this? Are you able to be the pulse of the new information? Who provides you with information that you disperse. What are your New World sources? What information are you offering humanity? These are your loving tasks.

cancerCancer June 21–July 20

You are to take the fire of Aries, the stabilization of Taurus, the information and love of Gemini and nurture it for the emergence of the new humanity. Humanity needs the “waters of life poured over them”—the same waters of life Ishtar (Venus in early times) needed to allow the world to come to life again. Your nurturing is to be used in this service.

leoLeo July 21–August 22

You are the fourth sign in the zodiac, the second fire sign (after Aries) and a leader who, after having developed your creativity, realizes your self-identity as the “one who leads.” Are you aware of this? What is your leadership ability and what world leader do you admire? Do you remember true leadership requires magnetic power combined with love?


virgoVirgo August 23–September 22

You might be interested in studying Ishtar, who originally, representing Venus, came into the world, lost all outer possessions and later returned to the heavens. She needed the “waters of life” to restore her life. Venus is the sister to the Earth. You are the sign that can help “restore” the Earth. Virgo hides the new state of consciousness. Plant rows and rows of all types of ancient corn.


libraLibra September 23–October 22

Look up into the sky and locate the Pleiades. These are the Seven Sisters that watch over and protect humanity. The Pleiades also especially love and protect Librans. Humanity and Librans receive their intelligence from the Pleiades. They are the Seven Wives of the Seven Brothers in the Big Dipper. Look up and make their acquaintance. Your contact releases Love everywhere.

scorpioScorpio October 23–November 21

The focus these days for you is upon relationships – those manifestations in your life that present to you extreme duality of you and the other. So often you protect yourself from all others. But there comes a time, not often, when special others help break down your barriers and veils of protection. This is one of those times. The goddess of Love, Venus, Gemini’s ruling planet, shines over you.


saggSagittarius November 22–December 20

During this time of special vulnerability, Gemini is producing in you an awareness of the relationships that exist between people, places, events, kingdoms, the Earth and the heavens. You see in all of these the possibilities of goodness. And then this message comes home to you and you see within yourself the possibilities of an even greater Goodness. You mirror the heavens.


capricornCapricorn December 21–January 20

The constant state of flux in your life allows you to experiment and experience a constant state of creativity. You are the builder of all things in form. Thus you need this flux and change in order to see what needs building. Within all that you build, you also create relatedness and relationships - the theme of the new world era which you are to build. What are all the components needed?


aquariusAquarius January 21–February 18

You seek, in all ways, a greater sense of harmony with others, especially those who seem to be at odds with your ideas, plans, endeavors and ways of living. Call upon Gemini to assist you. Gemini produces the promise of harmony between you and all others. It also brings, especially to Aquarians, a sense of being nurtured and cared for within a playful amorous romance.


piscesPisces February 19–March 20

You often smile a different sort of smile when encountering Gemini. That’s because Gemini is at the foundation of your sunrise chart. Gemini offers you mutability and many shifts of reality. On a deeper level it offers the love and wisdom you seek in the world; the love of a mother, the love of home and the varied interests found in the home of a Pisces. Gemini “brings Pisces home again.”

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 a guest, June 04, 2012
Risa, can you please comment further on the dissolution of the "good old boys" network? I have high hopes for this transit... :)
written by a guest, June 03, 2012
Do all news stories, articles and such need be commented upon?
Further, do any of these strings of comments NOT descend into a
political, social or personal show of ugliness?

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