The long awaited time has arrived - Dec. 21, 2012—the end of a unit of time (k’atun) in the Mayan calendar. Initiated by three new evolutionary cycles the Aquarian Age begins in earnest. The Sun enters Capricorn 3:12 a.m. (West Coast). It’s Winter Solstice (northern latitudes), longest night of darkness. After a three-day respite at the Tropic of Capricorn the Sun’s rays turn northward. At midnight, Christmas morning, the new light (holy child’s birth, new state of consciousness) shines forth. Virgo, mother and pregnant Madonna (constellation) shines overhead in the night sky. For esotericists worldwide, Sun entering Capricorn begins Festival Week of the New Group of World Servers (Dec. 21 to 28 full moon). Occurring once every seven years, the Festival this year (2012) occurs at the Mayan calendar’s ending. This is no mistake. In the sky an important astrological alignment occurs. Great spiritual forces, from a vast and distant constellation, will “overshadow” Capricorn (sign of Initiation) and stream information into the Earth. The past comes to a close, inaugurating all that is new (new archetypes, new rhythms, new age). Esotericists are gathering in groups—meeting, studying, meditating and praying together, creating a “chalice of receptivity” as revelations (information) concerning the next seven years are impressed upon all servers’ hearts and minds. Humanity is invited. (Read more at nightlightnews.com for local events and around the world, two pyramids being erected [ Santa Cruz and Taos], times of Impact and meditations).
Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Dec. 20–26, 2012 For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries-March 21–April 20
The gift of your sign is courage, of pioneering energy that initiates most realities on Earth. Sometimes you are reckless and we worry about you. You are kind to animals, you have joy in humanity, you explore and help build, you engineer and are entrepreneurial, your schemes are usually brilliant. Tend to your head, face and throat. Grow geraniums. You are the Emperor.
Taurus April 21–May 21
You’re always loving and loyal, patient and trustworthy. Venus is your companion. Green is your color. If you garden, the plants rise up to meet you. You can be immoveable sometimes, afraid of change. Eventually you shift. Then creativity comes forth. You are steadfast and affectionate. You teach others these qualities. Notice (and grow) violets. They are edible. Sleep with rose quartz. Tend to your throat. You are the Hierophant.
Gemini May 22–June 20
You’re entertaining when you come in from the meadows of experience holding you in thrall. You’re ceaselessly curious and must teach all that you learn. You must also be charming, magnetic, and sharing. Does this describe you? Entertainment and education are your tasks. Wear tourmalines, grow lilies of the valley. You are the Lovers.
Cancer June 21–July 20
Your sensitivity and unselfishness heals many wounded and in emotional pain. Because often you’re wounded by others. You always know the right timing of things, especially in the garden. Affected by all environments you must seek protection (under your shell). Your colors are silver and pearl. Wear the moonstone. Have waterfalls around you. Tend to your tummy. Grow larkspur. You’re Elijah’s golden chariot.
Leo July 21–August 22
Your gifts are generosity, faithfulness, enthusiasm and creativity. You can be hurt like Cancer (both signs of sensitivity). Although you seem aloof (regal bearing), your heart is passionately beating with the sound of the heart of the Sun. You are leadership, the arts and if wealthy, a philanthropist. Try not to be arrogant or standoffish. People will misunderstand. Your colors are gold and scarlet. Wear rubies. Tend to your heart.
Virgo August 23–September 22
Your gifts of organization, thoroughness and detail help the world to have order, which then releases creativity and intelligence. You lead people to the Path of Return. You love the Earth. You’re humane, of service, and the animal kingdom relies on you. Careful of criticism. It can destroy a young life’s endeavor. Goodness is better than perfection. Wear blues, sapphires. Tend to your digestion. Grow honeysuckle. You’re the Hermit.
Libra September 23–October 22
Martin Buber wrote a book called “I and Thou,’ about self and “others” (sacred relationship). Libra is always in relationships, learning about them, perfecting their art, learning to love more. You flirt a lot, are artistic, charming, poised. Venus is your attendant. Seeking balance and harmony you must create disharmony & chaos first. That’s the law. Diplomacy is your talent. Wear opals. Tend to your back and kidneys. You are Justice.
Scorpio October 23–November 21
You’re passionate, sensual, hidden and Pluto is always around you. You can be moody and jealous, resourceful and strategizing. Darkness becomes you. There you discover what no one understands. Research is your skill. Have obsidian nearby along with amber. Tend to your generative system. Cultivate chrysanthemums, drink its tea. You represent Death, which is actually a “life-giving interlude between two activities.”
Sagittarius November 22–December 20
Your gifts are great intelligence, tolerance, enthusiasm (filled with God) and optimism. You’re never standing still. Jupiter, planet of love and expansion, rides with you. You can be seen as extravagant, hotheaded, excessive, yet very wise. You’re really very serious with very high standards. Laughter heals you. Sag makes a good astrologer, teacher, publisher, dancer and musician. Deep violet and royal blue are your colors.
Capricorn December 21–January 20
Your gifts are carefulness, discipline, hard-working, ever-striving upward. You make tradition an art form. Be impenetrable to apprehension and inflexibility. They do not serve you. Share feelings with others, allowing truth to come forth. Your greatest task is working with the Earth. Wear forest green, orange and gold. Have quartz crystals everywhere in the home (hand in all windows). Tend carefully to knees. Grow cornflowers and lime.
Aquarius January 21–February 18
Your gifts inventiveness, friendship, freedom and independence (modeling this). Your companion is Uranus, planet of surprises and revolution. You care for others with loyalty, equality and respect. You are the astrologer, radio and TV broadcaster, worker in technology that edges into music and the arts. Careful with tactlessness. It separates. Colors blue and violet, amethyst and the orchid create a magnetic attractive field around you.
Pisces February 19–March 20
Your gifts, unseen, unusual and invaluable, are compassion, intuition, an expansive imagination, and the ability to praise others, understanding their potential (which others can’t see). Always assisting others, your wants and needs can go unnoticed. You must change this. The ideal is more real that the real. You must change this, too. Photography, painting, design, architecture are your creative abilities. Wear bloodstone, tend to the lymph system.
Risa is Founder & Director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary Wisdom School in Santa Cruz, CA.
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