We turn into dramatic players, center stage starring in our very own play. Our actions are passionate, self-determined and severely focused. We probe, explore, research—achieving great perception. We seek what is hidden – the psychological and the occult. We have great strength and pursue our objectives with a deadly conviction. We all “become” Scorpios for a while. All heavenly energies, as they fall to earth, are neutral. It is our state of consciousness that either reacts (recoils, resists) or responds (is curious, understands, works with). Mars in Scorpio provides humanity with the Nine Tests (three tests for three levels of the personality—physical, emotional, lower mental), testing the strength and stability of our personality, which must demonstrate its readiness to be directed by the Soul. If our personality passes the tests, Mars in Scorpio then reorients us, lifting material values into spiritual values. Mars signifies emotions on the physical/emotional planes. Wall Street (money) is run by emotions. Mars says humanity must move from desires focused on the self to desire for God and the well being of humanity. During Mars in Scorpio we experience points of crisis, moments of disorientation leading to reorientation (a turnaround). These are of great value. They estimate our stage on the Path and shed light upon our Way. Only through understanding of these things, can there be modifications, adaptations, alterations made which refine us and prepare us.
Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Aug 23–29, 2012 For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries-March 21–April 20
You become dignified, bolder, cooperating more with research and investigation. Desire for self-adulation becomes desire for others to be in the spotlight, so their gifts can also be seen and recognized. You will be able to detect and diagnose situations and needs. A mystical and occult (they are different) sense overcomes you. You blend the two.
Taurus April 21–May 21
You become zealous for fairness and justice. You seek ways to communicate compromise, conciliate and cooperate. You begin to speak the ways of Compassionate Communication (non-violent communication). You attempt to refine and harmonize all desires in order to balance all interactions and relationships. You seek out bold and forceful people. Sometimes you’re impetuous. You wear red more.
Gemini May 22–June 20
Usually found reading, writing or talking, your energy now focuses on activities that organize, order, categorize efficiently, effectively and practically. You become logical (more so) and the aspiration to be pure and healthy outweighs usual food desires. Cooking and cleaning energetically become an industrious affair. Careful of cuts, scrapes and burns. And mosquitoes.
Cancer June 21–July 20
You seek entertainment, make room for children (and childish things), wonder where your childhood playthings went, remember what you left behind and perhaps cry about it. Some Cancers speculate (gamble) strongly at this time and with a ferocity. The same for Cancer parents. They are ferociously protective of their children and pets. There’s lots of drama (crying), playful energies, creative leadership. Happiness.
Leo July 21–August 22
You consider what your true inner feelings are toward your family. You find they are conflicted these days and somewhat suppressed. Yet you are very loyal. If you work at home, all of a sudden you see how overworked you are and how overworked your home is, too. And set about changing the environment. Making it more liberated, a bit more traditional. You need architectural Libran beauty.
Virgo August 23–September 22
Your mind is stimulated to such a degree that sometimes you feel heart palpitations. At times you could also experience headaches. Stand in the Sun’s light penetrating your shoulders and the back of your neck. The Sun’s radiant light enters the body and goes directly to the spleen, which then distributes that light to all parts of the body, uplifting and vitalizing. Allow no conflicts, no arguments.
Libra September 23–October 22
You wake each morning trying to figure out how to gain wealth and material resources so you can achieve a certain important visionary goal. Perhaps to build a house for mother, for the family or for the “family called humanity.” You battle between using resources for self or others. You have strong values and work(ed) passionately for them. You fight, battle and, at times, defend them. What are those values? Is someone left out?
Scorpio October 23–November 21
The transit of Mars in Scorpio belongs to you. The Nine Tests (read the introduction again) are yours and you experience and recognize them. The endurance that Mars tests, and all your attitudes and beliefs make you feel like you’re dying and regenerating (internally) every moment. You become outspoken, but always you are uncomplicated, speaking the straight truth, which defines you. Each day is recklessly different.
Sagittarius November 22–December 20
As the days progress notice that you become sympathetic (more), receptive, affectionate and even more sensitive. The volume of your music is turned up. Anything not peaceful you turn away from. You’re emotional, you study what sacrifice means. Sometimes you’re sorrowful. You consider reading and writing poetry. The dream world beckons. You walk through that door seeking to help others, unassuming and unrecognized.
Capricorn December 21–January 20
All this energy falls out of you toward friendships and things social, public and communal. You begin to consider what living in a sustainable organized intentional community would be like. You wonder where they are and could you help create one? You know success is achieved through collective cooperative action. You use the word “cooperative” at home. Your first community is family. You teach them first.
Aquarius January 21–February 18
Notice yourself in the weeks to come – further developments of persistence, perseverance and ambition. Along with great practicality and responsibility to carry out actions in a professional and business like manner. You work hard, over time, to gain position and reputation. Achieving success through long hours, questioning and overcoming obstacles. This is to be applauded, exalted. Good job. Carry on.
Pisces February 19–March 20
Your intelligence and intellect becomes bolder, stronger. You seek adventure, something pioneering, a way of life reflecting your principles and beliefs. Sports, travel, publishing, religions, spiritual pursuits expand your consciousness and motivation. You seek resources to see your visions for humanity come true. Often, being in the world among humanity, you are inspired to teach and uplift humanity. Be careful never to be critical.
Risa is Founder & Director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary Wisdom School in Santa Cruz, CA.
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