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Obedience of the Heart

RisaNewSThursday is overshadowed by the Cancer new moon (27 degrees). There is a quote in Labors of Hercules that explains the task given to Hercules during Cancer. Hercules represents humanity (the world disciple), living on Earth, encountering life experiences, given tasks and being tested. In the Cancer task, the Fourth Labor, Hercules must make a choice.  The obedience of his heart, his discernment, wisdom and power to choose must come forth. This particular task is important to understand. The present world situation is demanding that we, too, make a choice. It determines our future. From Labors of Hercules: The Fourth Labor …“The Great One, within Shamballa, spoke to the Teacher: ‘Where is the son of man (Sanskrit for the “thinkers,” all of humanity), who is the son of God? How fares he, how is he being tested and with what service is he engaged?’ The Teacher said, ‘The third great test (Gemini) provided much teaching. He ponders and reflects upon it.’ The Great One said to the Teacher, ‘Provide him now with a test that evokes his wisest choice. Send him to labor in a field where he must decide which voice, of all the many voices, will arouse the obedience of his heart. Provide a test of great simplicity on the outer plane, yet a test, which awakens, interiorly, the fullness of his wisdom and the rightness of his power to choose. Let him now proceed with the fourth test.’” We begin the Fifth Labor (Leo), Sunday.


Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Jul 19–25, 2012 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20

hroughout the year, great changes will occur. Your outlook on life will be concerned with freedom, especially how you express and conduct yourself. Breaking from the past will also occur. You will be as one who is “awakened” from a deep sleep. The awakening will happen through unexpected events. Break this gently to people who care about you, so, as you change, they are not surprised. Cherish each moment.



taurusTaurus April 21–May 21

Unusual events happen particularly with your health. You might find unexpected difficulties almost every day affecting your well-being. How to handle these is to adapt to the realization that all patterns in your life are altering, including health. Perform daily tasks with deep awareness lest a spider or snake bite you. These are symbols for change. Have homeopaths and essential oils nearby.



geminiGemini May 22–June 20

Your friendships and social life begin to shift. You meet new people, encounter new ideas, consider group life more and more. Unusual people are attracted to you as you study unusual lifestyles and listen to alternative news. The idea of being free and free-spirited is long overdue. Vesta, the asteroid of “self as found object” is in Gemini. You must make a Vesta box. Find a box; fill it with treasures that represent your true self. This is your new artform.



cancerCancer June 21–July 20

Talents and gifts you didn’t know existed within you are coming alive and this will be a discovery that is exciting and unexpected. Your life, likewise, embarks upon several new directions and people around you begin to consider you as one who knows a lot about something very specific. You surprise everyone. They think of you as unconventional and studious. This is good. A new life story begins.



leoLeo July 21–August 22

It’s possible you will be traveling soon, if you’re not already. Travel will be curious, unexpected, out of the ordinary. The journey will not be what you planned. You will meet unusual people who help you see life in completely different terms. Nothing traditional seems available, even though you long for this. Everything unconventional is seeking you. Allow yourself to adapt to this. Your heart is stirred.

 


virgoVirgo August 23–September 22

Unexpected events or happenings occur with finances and money that come from shared resources, from investments, taxes or loans. At first this doesn’t make sense. Then as time goes by it does. Allow yourself to realize that the pleasures you pursue and things you like do cost money. For some reason you will feel you cannot depend anymore on your usual sources. Uncertainty results. You will find new paths and new resources.

 


libraLibra September 23–October 22

Some things in your relations with others and with your close associates and intimates become surprising. Should you feel loss of freedom or resistance from others, should anything feel limiting you will shake it off immediately. It may be difficult to rely on anyone. If you notice this, be sure to be the ‘reliable one’ for others. Breaking free from things doesn’t mean you need to be cruel. Be gentle and kind—always, everywhere.



scorpioScorpio October 23–November 21

Daily work, routines and agendas should include work on your health. Create new routines that include all things healthy. Each day you may find yourself disrupted. Everything becomes non-traditional and unconventional. This includes health, which you need to pay attention to. Restlessness means you need a new rhythm. You will work nonstop at times, then work not at all at other times. Alternative healing benefits your health. Slow down.

 


saggSagittarius November 22–December 20

Know that more and more you will begin to express yourself in unconventionally creative ways. You will become the “out of the ordinary” friend. Children and odd balls will love you. There will be sudden occurrences in your love life, in romance. Previous inhibitions fall away. You become freer, spontaneous, even eccentric (more so). Everything you didn’t like falls away. You become lighthearted and playful. You are happy.

 


capricornCapricorn December 21–January 20

No matter how hard you try, home is in a state of change and fluctuations happen constantly. This is good. It means no crystallizations can occur. It can also feel disruptive and erratic. Life is speeding up. Sometimes you feel if you move too fast you will make a wrong turn. You feel tested, stimulated to approach the home situation in new ways. Perhaps you will move. Sometimes you feel free. Sometimes you miss someone far away. Boredom isn’t in your vocabulary. 
 


aquariusAquarius January 21–February 18

There’s an introduction and exposure to new worlds, new people and perhaps new lands and geographic areas. New opportunities come forth to express yourself and your gifts. You like to be with the people in the marketplace. Here you feel alive, in contact, love is released, people know and rely upon your expertise. You try to make contact with family, siblings, relatives. Your personal appearance changes. Your shell cracks.

 


piscesPisces February 19–March 20

Over the next weeks and months notice your values change. All things outdated will swim away like little fishes. New values that allow for new growth of all endeavors will emerge. There will be a call for fewer material things. Uncertain and unusual circumstances will bring about unusual use of resources. Income results from future technologies, studies that are spiritual and build around community.

 


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

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