The Sun is in Sagittarius, sign of good food, journeys, justice and jurisprudence (study of law). Thursday is Thanksgiving, a day of Gratitude. The day is void-of-course (moon making no connections with planets, therefore we have difficulty making connections and creating comfort). This can be complicated as Thanksgiving is a day of making contacts through gratitude and great feasting. With Sun (personality) and Venus (loved ones) squaring (challenge) Neptune (confusion or deeply religious), we may be rather baffled, the food may not cook in time or taste the same, people may not show up, we may lose our way. Anything can go wrong.
All of this with Mercury retrograding in Scorpio (hidden, misunderstood communications)! Family emotions may be high. We can look upon these events with humor, knowledge and compassion, choosing to be the quiet “harmonizers” radiating gratitude in all situations—our task this Thanksgiving. We’re reminded to “lift the person, event, experience, emotion, lateness, lostness, disconnection up to the Soul’s Light.” In this way all’s well and it ends well, too. In the meantime, we give thanks; enter into Gratitude, a quality of the Soul. Monday, Nov. 26, Mercury (18 Scorpio), turns stationary direct, taking weeks to lose its retro shadow. Wednesday is the full moon lunar eclipse, a most potent Sagittarius solar festival. Lunar eclipses signify that something in form and matter disappears. Our world (country) as we know it, perhaps. So the new work of creation (the new culture and civilization) can begin. (More at nightlightnews.com.)
Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Nov. 22–28, 2012 For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries-March 21–April 20
Always on the go, seeking new ways to initiate new ideas and risk your life in ways others can’t, you’re called to different cultures and religions, people living differently than you so, in learning entirely different things, you begin to uncover a new philosophy. You may need others to point the way toward these new adventures. You may publish, learn a new language and attempt to take the blindfold from the eyes of justice.
Taurus April 21–May 21
There will need to be an assessment concerning shared resources, possessions and finances. Clear communication is called for so you can feel a sense of safety and security. Family resources will need you to take a stand and decision as to their future. Stand with the Will-to-Good, directly under its light. This will give you Right Choice. Learn to listen carefully to intimates’ real messages.
Gemini May 22–June 20
A great depth of communication, attention and growth will be needed in all relationships, especially the most intimate ones. There is a need to review the purpose of the primary relationship, discussing its meaning. Each relationship allows us to work on our identity and ability to love and serve. Every seven years relationships enter a review. Will you continue together, why, where and how? Both must answer.
Cancer June 21–July 20
The details, ordering, organizing and practicality of daily life becomes a focus and you choose one task a day to accomplish. You want your environment to emerge out of chaos into beauty and you formulate plans and goals and each day you reach your goals. This will create a routine and schedule that reorganizes your inner and outer life. In between times is time with your garden of kales and chard.
Leo July 21–August 22
An affair of the heart may occur. Not necessarily or only a love affair, but an intensity of communication, contact and interaction that creates a togetherness deeply needed by you. You will learn how to be more personal and courageous with others, how not to be afraid to praise others and act in a loving manner. So often, in protection, you veil yourself with reason, with details and this leads to detachment. Leo’s task is to love. Your only real task.
Virgo August 23–September 22
The weeks ahead will draw your focus to home, family, foundations, security and a review of how you were nurtured (or not) as a child and how you nurture now. We always maintain our childhood learnings until we are able to observe them carefully to see if they continue to meet our needs. All things at home (inside and out) need attention, so that you can have a firmer footing that anchors and sustains you.
Libra September 23–October 22
You must continue your learning and then share your knowledge with everyone in your environments. You are a teacher, and others can become intelligent by what you teach. It’s also important to make deep heart-centered contact with siblings. Families are our first communities. They are our first Ashram and refuge. Do not abandon any part of the family, or you will be abandoning an irreplaceable lifeline.
Scorpio October 23–November 21
Do you know the difference between your needs and the needs of others? Perhaps you do. But perhaps they can be a bit more defined, with self needs a priority. How have you tended to finances in the past six months? To feel good about yourself and secure you must ponder upon issues like death and taxes. The first you can prepare for with Nightly Reviews, the second, get a good tax person.
Sagittarius November 22–December 20
More and more you want to take charge of your life, to feel courage, confidence and independence. Your personal appearance may change, your self-image, too. How you’re seen in the world becomes more important. First impressions, you think, last. A significant other helps with your new identity and growth. You’re pushed to purposefulness, power and partnerships. You do all this with a sense of whimsy. And you’re very serious.
Capricorn December 21–January 20
There is a subtle turning inward for a while so interior promptings can be heard. Simultaneously people will be drawn to you, sharing inner sadnesses, fears and needs. You empathize with compassion. However, unless it’s your family, do not get worn out by others’ needs. Know that you never under-perform and that you are working under a Great Plan and Timetable not of your making.
Aquarius January 21–February 18
You need appreciation and recognition by others. You need to take this appreciation and recognition into your heart. You need to respond in this way, “I’m so glad you noticed.” You need to allow brotherly and sisterly love to permeate all interactions. In this way you create around you community on all levels of diversity. You are able to cultivate true friendships. You need to feel that you belong.
Pisces February 19–March 20
You realize you need to work in a group, in form and matter, not just in spirit, that is like-minded, that states clearly a purpose and a goal. You need to be part of this for identity and for spiritual growth. You must balance equal time for home duties and professional duties. You consider a change of residence. You search many places. You know where you want to live and work. On a hill. Pray for this.
Risa is Founder & Director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary Wisdom School in Santa Cruz, CA.
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