Santa Cruz Good Times

Wednesday
Apr 23rd
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

A Look at the Mayan Calendar Ending

RisaNewS

Our first week of December, candles lit for Advent, we remain under the shadow of the lunar eclipse. The end of the Mayan calendar occurs in three weeks as the Festival of the New Group of World Servers begins. We have gifts to make (no more buying), food to prepare, guests to invite, trees (or Hanukkah bushes) to trim, lights to hang as the days move deeper into dark stillness.  Now is a good time to explain about the end of the Mayan calendar (Dec. 21). The eclipses (something disappears, task completed), especially and since the May 1999 eclipse, have prepared us for this date, assisting Earth and her kingdoms to release all obstructions hindering the new templates, patterns and archetypes to develop the new world. The purpose of the Eclipse is to disrupt and destroy illusions, beliefs, mayas, distortions and glamours—internal and external—so that humanity can awaken. At the May 1999 eclipse the Sun was actually at the very center, in the “dark rift,” the darkest part of the Galactic Center. Our world since then has been in great world turmoil. In 2000 the Shamballa Force, Will, Purpose and Light of God, was released onto our planet. Time began to accelerate. Both the dark (materialism) and the light (spiritual ascendency) have become exceedingly apparent. Humanity is now asked to choose between these polarities. Our choice is our future. On Dec. 21, the Earth slowly re-emerges from the darkness of the birth canal. The “light” (within us, Earth) is rekindled. By 2016 the Sun moves completely out of the galactic center/darkness. From 2012 till 2016 new gifts for humanity will be offered, recognized, cultivated. It is good to know this. So, as with our Advent wreath, we can prepare—first through truth, then knowledge and then gratitude.


Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Nov. 29–Dec. 5, 2012 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20

You will begin to seek harmony within relationships. You will no longer be the dominant one. Instead seeking balance and equanimity is your focus. You’re changed. You’ve become a peacemaker. Let’s define the process toward peace through the Esoteric (Soul-focused) lens. We begin with intentions for Goodwill, which lead to Right Relations, which evolves into the Peace Process. You cultivate this. It makes you very magnetic.



taurusTaurus April 21–May 21

You become even more practical and helpful, then compassion develops, something new, often only ascribed to suffering Pisces. You become more thoughtful and expressive. There is no ostentation, no flowery exhibitions or drama. Just steadfastness. You become interested in design, architecture, gardens and all things that create a sustained systemic flow. The devas begin to speak with you.



geminiGemini May 22–June 20

You ask when do the two brothers (Castor and Pollux) become one? Always you seek this oneness. In between you are romantic and playful but sometimes keep this intact and behind the scenes. Beauty, art and music, especially music, your hidden Sag side, are most important. Your surroundings must reflect this or you enter into sadness. You love deeply, silently, you are loyal. Tend to your heart’s desires.



cancerCancer June 21–July 20

You’re impelled to bring your home and surroundings into a state of beauty, balance and harmony that allows you to feel peace. You have a loving personal touch only a nourisher understands. Not sentimental yet very sympathetic. When you love someone you have great emotion. How you were raised affected your thinking. Over the years you’ve created new ways, overriding your upbringing.



leoLeo July 21–August 22

You realize that your tone, intentions, agendas and past sadnesses can filter into communication, creating misunderstandings within self and others. You begin to consider diplomacy, being more truthful with tact and charm. It’s important to compliment others now. At first, it’s uncomfortable. Compliments are holy words that summon the true spirit of others. Compliments reflect the reality of another’s value. You too are valuable.


virgoVirgo August 23–September 22

You have a talent ... of finding things of beauty and value, form and function. Throughout your life you develop good taste. You’re generous, offering others gifts, not as rewards, but reflecting your affection. Use your beautiful kind voice to help others feel safe and secure. Begin to work with natural oils and develop your own scent. The devas will work with you.

 


libraLibra September 23–October 22

Some would call your needs too dramatic, extravagant. However, close friends realize your tastes of well-defined luxury have a touch of whimsy with a talent for design. When you apply your abilities to food, the results are deliciously comforting. Love is most important to you. When lacking you turn away. Never to return. We weep in the misunderstandings.



scorpioScorpio October 23–November 21

Sometimes you get hurt but don’t tell anyone. Instead you hide behind veils of bravery and courage, determined to not allow your heart to be vulnerable ever again! You try to be safe in the world. Open affection with a loved one is not safe for you. Sometimes you’re secret in your affairs. Still no one knows. In terms of comfort these days, be sure to dress your feet in the most comfortable of shoes. Bespoke is best.

 


saggSagittarius November 22–December 20

You feel the need for real friends. Not just acquaintance, not co-workers, not people you must impress or people you make laugh. You seek real and true friends, unafraid of you. Friends you can’t overwhelm, override, impress with your brains or brilliance. You also need them to be a bit unconventional. Tend carefully to calves and ankles. Keep them warm. With friendship comes the essence of responsibility. Are you?

 


capricornCapricorn December 21–January 20

All things different and cultural seem to land on your doorstep, knock on your door, enter your home, are in your choice of books, art and clothing. Thoughts of freedom seem to have no limits. You’re not really confined but somehow you feel restrained. The Sag meditation is inspiration. It expands your sense of self, mind and heart. As you assume yoga poses, ask what inspires you. Keep your hips and thighs warm.


aquariusAquarius January 21–February 18

You seem ultra casual in life but underneath there’s a need for an intense depth in relationship. You’re very vulnerable with those you love. Your heart’s on your sleeve. You are devoted and attentive. Love feels like a healing for your body. When the other is not what you expect, when you are disappointed, you easily become disenchanted, forlorn. Then time passes and you love again. Tend to your lower back.

 


piscesPisces February 19–March 20

How you love is by being present, listening, being available, curious, asking questions. At times you feed people flowers you’ve grown and cultivated. Your goals now are to find order in the disharmony all around, to find harmony in the systems breaking down, to discover what you truly want and need and to take steps toward this. Even if it’s simply writing it down in a small journal no one sees. Bake for the holidays. Give it all away.


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

More at nightlightnews.com. Risa's email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Facebook: Risa's Esoteric Astrology

Comments (3)Add Comment
...
written by a guest, December 05, 2012
thank you for the insightful commentary! if you are interested in getting more details about your Mayan Glyph please take a look at my Mayan Jewelry Line. You can enter in your birthdate and it will give you more details regarding your Mayan Glyph, and also the option to purchase a pendant for your glyph for you or your loved one. Perfect way to celebrate a new beginning!
...
written by a guest, November 28, 2012
I'm always impressed with the breadth of truth in your words and your heightened clarity of cosmc interpretation. Thanks & keep up the gokd works. Love, Sandra
...
written by a guest, November 27, 2012
what are you smoking? open your eyes were all dead robots.

Write comment
smaller | bigger

busy
 

Share this on your social networks

Bookmark and Share

Share this

Bookmark and Share

 

Something Essential Disappears

Lunar and solar eclipses follow one another. Lunar eclipses occur at full moons, and solar eclipses at new moons. Two weeks ago at the full moon we had the blood red moon—a total lunar eclipse (the next one is Oct. 8). On Monday night, April 28 (new moon), as the Sun, Moon and Earth align, a solar eclipse (Sun obscured) occurs. Eclipses signify something irrevocably is changed in our world. The Sun is our essential life force. Monday’s new moon, 9 degrees Taurus, is also an annular solar eclipse when the Moon moves centrally in front of the Sun, yet does not cover the Sun completely. The Sun's outer edges, still visible, form a “ring of fire” around the Moon.

 

Sugar: The New Tobacco?

Proposed bill would require warning labels on sugary drinks Will soda and other saccharine libations soon come with a health warning? They will if it’s up to our state senator, Bill Monning (D-Carmel). On Feb. 27, Monning proposed first-of-its-kind legislation that would require a consumer warning label be placed on sugar-sweetened beverages sold in California. SB 1000, also known as the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Act, was proposed to provide vital information to consumers about the harmful effects of consuming sugary drinks, such as sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks, and sweetened teas.

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of April 17

Santa Cruz area movie theaters >

 

Cardinal Grand Cross in the Sky

Following Holy Week (passion, death and burial of the Pisces World Teacher) and Easter Sunday (Resurrection Festival), from April 19 to the 23, the long-awaited and discussed Cardinal Cross of Change appears in the sky, composed of Cardinal signs Aries, Libra, Cancer, and Capricorn, with planets (13-14 degrees) Uranus (in Aries), Jupiter (in Cancer), Mars (in Libra) and Pluto (in Capricorn), an actual geometrical square or cross configuration. Cardinal signs mark the seasons of change, initiating new realities.
Sign up for Tomorrow's Good Times Today
Upcoming arts & events

RSS Feed Burner

 Subscribe in a reader

Latest Comments

 

Foodie File: Red Apple Cafe

Breakfast takes center stage at Gracia Krakauer's Red Apple Cafe Before they moved to Aptos, Gracia and her husband Dan Krakauer would visit friends in Santa Cruz County and eat at the Red Apple Café all the time. Then they moved up here from Santa Monica five years ago, and bought the Aptos location (there’s a separate one in Watsonville) from the family who owned it for two decades.

 

How would you feel about a tech industry boom in Santa Cruz?

I feel like it would ruin the small old-town feeling of Santa Cruz. It wouldn’t be the same Surf City kind of vacation town that it is. Antoinette BennettSanta Cruz | Construction Management

 

Best of Santa Cruz County

The 2013 Santa Cruz County Readers' Poll and Critics’ Picks It’s our biggest issue of the year, and in it, your votes—more than 6,500 of them—determined the winners of The Best of Santa Cruz County Readers’ Poll. New to the long list of local restaurants, shops and other notables that captured your interest: Best Beer Selection, Best Locally Owned Business, Best Customer Service and Best Marijuana Dispensary. In the meantime, many readers were ever so chatty online about potential new categories. Some of the suggestions that stood out: Best Teen Program and Best Web Design/Designer. But what about: Dog Park, Church, Hotel, Local Farm, Therapist (I second that!) or Sports Bar—not to be confused with Bra. Our favorite suggestion: Best Act of Kindness—one reader noted Café Gratitude and the free meals it offered to the Santa Cruz Police Department in the aftermath of recent crimes. Perhaps some of these can be woven into next year’s ballot, so stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy the following pages and take note of our Critics’ Picks, too, beginning on page 91. A big thanks for voting—and for reading—and an even bigger congratulations to all of the winners. Enjoy.  -Greg Archer, EditorBest of Santa Cruz County Readers’ Poll INDEX

 

Trout Gulch Vineyards

Cinsault 2012—la grande plage diurne The most popular wines on store shelves are those most generally known and available—Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, which are all superb for sure. But when you come across a more unusual varietal, like Trout Gulch Vineyards’ Cinsault ($18), it opens up a whole new world.