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The Road Taken

RisaNewS

We are in Libra now, the sign of creating Right Relations with our world and all we encounter. Libra is also the sign of balance. We oscillate between two opposing points until a balance is achieved. In Libra, we make a serious, spiritual life choice. Do we return to previous realities or move forward into the new, eventually into Scorpio, sign of the Nine Tests, of death, regeneration, warriorship, discipleship and triumph? During Libra’s interlude we assess the two paths ahead. We understand Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken”: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood. And sorry I could not travel both. And be one traveler. Long I stood. And looked down one as far as I could, To where it bent in the undergrowth. Then took the other, just as fair. And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear.  Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all he difference. Saturday is Libra solar festival (7.22 degrees), autumn’s first full moon. Uranus and Pluto nearby alert us to continuous abrupt changing transformations. Libra tells us “remain composed and poised, handle relationships with Right Attitude and finances with Right Economy.” The Soul’s Libra meditative seed thought is “I choose the Way which leads between the two great lines of force.” Right Choice is always aligned with the Will-to-Good, which creates Goodwill. Always. Midnight Wednesday morning, Venus enters Virgo. We prepare together for the birth of the new light (holy child) at Winter Solstice when the every-seventh-year New Group of World Servers Festival begins.

 

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Sept. 27–Oct. 3, 2012 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20

Notice with detached observation desires that fill your body. Notice they are strong, there’s the desire to “possess.” Often what you want does become your possession. Events will occur that help lessen desires for things and people, reorienting you toward the Art of Sharing. The passion for things and people turns to passion for humanity’s well-being. Then you become magical.

 


taurusTaurus April 21–May 21

It’s good if your partner and intimate friends challenge you. At first it can feel like conflict. Harmony emerging after much disagreement. However, Taurus needs a little push here and there, to realize there are many more alternative realities to consider. If you don’t allow others to speak, separations occur. You need to seek the art of listening deeply and then compromise. Harmony is your heart’s desire.

 

 

geminiGemini May 22–June 20

When others are slower than you (and everyone is), you can become impatient, event critical. You are very skilled in all matters: hands, mind, talking, grasping ideas, etc. You can also be skilled in organizing, sorting and analyzing. Is there anything you can’t do? Careful with others. Allow them to feel they have gifts, too. Find them (the gifts).

 


cancerCancer June 21–July 20
You’re very affectionate. However, it’s hidden under your shell, especially when not with family. Often Cancers don’t forgive easily, holding memory of a hurt forever into eternity. We’re in the time of the year where forgivingness is asked for and freely given. Review your life backwards. Consider all hurts, given and received. Forgive them. “I forgive all who have hurt me and ask forgiveness of all I’ve hurt.”

 


leoLeo July 21–August 22
Are there family secrets you’re harboring from long times past? Is there difficulty, anger or unforgiveness with family members? Do you remember extremely sad, demanding, challenging times from your childhood? Perhaps silences and/or anger? Are these held in your memory and do they guide and direct your behaviors in present-day relationships? These memories are stored in the solar plexus. Lift them up to your heart.

 

 

virgoVirgo August 23–September 22

Careful with communication. You can speak quite harshly without considering consequences of hurtfulness and separations. Instead, use intentions of goodwill, enthusiasm and love when communicating and you will inspire others to do the same. Don’t look for this or expect it. Remember that everyone has different beliefs based upon their stages of development. All stages are important.

 


libraLibra September 23–October 22

You work hard now to assess resources, eliminate what’s financially unfeasible and pursue assets that will stabilize the future. It’s important to have precise budgeting and careful planning for coming times. You need things to be practical, to have value, beauty and organization. Sometimes you’re impulsive but you make up for it by working very hard, an achievement you’re proud of. There’s something though that’s a shadow of the past.

 


scorpioScorpio October 23–November 21

Your vitality is increased and you’re more outgoing and assertive, more energetic and vital. Along with this is a personal presence and power. People notice this. Some stand back, some come close, wanting that power, too. There’s a charismatic provocative essence to you. You understand survival. You could be a tracker like naturalist Tom Brown. Read his books.

 


saggSagittarius November 22–December 20

You may feel a bit stifled, attempting to assert yourself, remaining unseen. This is very temporary but it gives you an idea of how Pisces feel. Do not think your efforts are futile. Do not allow yourself to be blamed for what you did not do. Check facts in all situations. Do not be discouraged. Or frustrated. Or lack courage. These gifts are forming anew within, emerging soon.

 


capricornCapricorn December 21–January 20

Pluto, the sign of profound transformation is in your sign. You must be feeling a sense of shifting needs and priorities, the aspiration to serve and yet the opportunity hasn’t quite appeared. There is an upheaval in your foundations, in your sense of identity. There is a vast and deep exhaustion yet a purposeful moving out into the world to find your way. It’s time to rest now. All that you need will appear in correct astrological timing.


aquariusAquarius January 21–February 18

Your leadership abilities will be emerging strongly now. Your initiative and executive skills are supporting your ambitions. Define what it is you want and need. Define what you want to be doing five then 10 years from now. Lay this out on paper. Define yourself through it. Who do you want to be five then 10 years from now? Life will be different. You will lead humanity through your communication.

 


piscesPisces February 19–March 20

You have an enthusiasm for the truth, uncovering it. You’re honest and have a direct approach. You love to laugh, and you want to travel, explore and find new adventures and treasures. You have a crusading spirit, and you like intelligent discourse, especially the Socratic method. You support all groups in service to humanity. Even with all of this, you, like Capricorn, need to rest. Neptune’s nearby.
 


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

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