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So Sleep (Pralaya) Does Not Overtake Us

RisaNewSSunday is Pentecost, a festival of the Holy Spirit (Ray 3 of Divine Intelligence). Pentecost is the name given to the descent of the Holy Spirit as tongues of fire appearing above the heads of Christ’s (Piscean World Teacher) Disciples (students) in an upper room (plane of the Mind). Pentecost is not a simple bible story. It’s an actual experience for each individual as the Light of the Soul begins to direct the personality with spiritual gifts and virtues – wisdom, understanding (all ideas, all hearts), knowledge and Right Judgment (directing the intellect), wonder, fortitude/courage and respect/reverence (directing our willingness to serve).

These seven gifts are represented as doves in medieval art and texts.

This is a critical week in terms of the world’s ongoing crisis. Monday is the third (of seven) Uranus square
Pluto transit. Uranus calls us to revolution and Pluto demands transformation.

Both must occur within and outside of us (in the world). Steadily, as these two trans (beyond)-personal planets square over the course of three years (till 2015) we will be challenged to create the new world based upon the new Aquarian Laws and Principles. If we cannot, a long deep sleep (pralaya) will overtake us.

Tuesday, Venus is 15 Gemini (it’s occultation of the Sun degree and of the ongoing false flags created to distract humanity from its purpose and tasks). There is deeply occult symbolism occurring between the Forces of Light and the Forces of Dark. Though we may not understand, let us determinedly and intentionally stand on the side of the Forces of Light, making that choice so sleep does not overtake us. We prepare this week for the Gemini solar festival, full moon lunar eclipse (something in form disappears), Festival of Humanity
(May 24).  (More at

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of May 16–22, 2013 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20
More and more, over time and well into the future you become devoted to home and family. You realize the first community in our lives is family. You realize you must be strong and dutiful and that you have obligations you’re determined to fulfill. You are developing an exceptional level of responsibility. And becoming practical and efficient which the world needs.

taurusTaurus April 21–May 21
You tell everyone you’re more comfortable at home. You focus research upon growth and prosperity. You learn how to share. Deeply connected with the earth, it’s important to discover, study about and plant medicinal herbs for the future. Your healing abilities are directly connected to Earth’s natural gifts. You are to manifest the coming new world through thought and visualization and understanding natural medicinals.

geminiGemini May 22–June 20
You ask the questions and seek out the answers and within each answer you find even more questions. This is good. It’s Socratic. Only from questions do we make discoveries. Only through questions do we acquire knowledge, which leads to wisdom, the Raincloud of Knowable Things. When there is a sense of limitation, slow down to clarify and organize thoughts.

cancerCancer June 21–July 20
cancer Jun21–Jul20
You are like Hestia, keeper of the Sacred Flame. You, like she, tend the hearth with devotion, conservation, dedication and nurturance. Aware or not, you’re committed to service and serving others. Therefore you carry the spiritual task of caring for humanity. You are courageous and brave, capable of healing yourself with knowledge and wisdom after deep study and research.

leoLeo July 21–August 22
You are like a priest or priestess, able to be one with all energies, seen and unseen, and realities not yet in manifestation. You’re able to heal others if your heart desires it. You have the gift of leadership to share. It’s important always with leadership to also have the will-to-good, the will-to-love and the will to have boundaries if needed. Boundaries protect you and others when appropriate.


virgoVirgo August 23–September 22
You understand chaos and creation, for they are one. You understand beginnings and endings and that rules must change at different developmental stages. You know about karma, a word often misunderstood. It means we all return together in one family and friend circle for the purpose of helping one another, even if it feels strict and difficult. Devoted to humanitarian (Aquarian) ideals, you allow everyone freedom.


libraLibra September 23–October 22
Dedicated to achieving outward success, nothing keeps you from attaining that goal. You sense a spiritual destiny to fulfill. Therefore you are able to be disciplined, structured and hard working. Many Librans desire to be of service in the healing field to bring hope and balance to humanity. You align yourself with a Higher Power for direction. Never be harsh with yourself or another.

scorpioScorpio October 23–November 21
Passion, truth and justice are what you know and live by. Even if it doesn’t seem that way to others. It’s a very high code of conduct. While always seeking a higher connection in the spiritual world you also simultaneously understand and experience the underbelly of Earthly physical life. It’s a conundrum and a paradox. Knowing there’s never an end to this journey it’s good to consider yourself as triumphant. A warrior.


saggSagittarius November 22–December 20
There’s been with all “archers” (the true name of Sag) a deep healing of the self through creating a balance and moderation in all things. There has been a deepening of trust; a greater ability to be “present” with others, realizing offering the gift of self is the greatest healing. This has allowed great creative energies of regeneration to flow through your life. We see you have been guarding the sacred flame of renewal.


capricornCapricorn December 21–January 20
Over the months you’ve recognized the need for diplomacy and compromise, two Soul qualities that work together. Thus you’ve been the messenger in all partnerships. Offering this gift has taught others how to work with concern for the other while also balancing self-needs. You have taught many the Art of Cooperation. A bit of caution. Do not compare yourself to others. Because then intimacy fades.


aquariusAquarius January 21–February 18
You can be serious, focused and driven (at times). You have a sense of duty to humanity. But sometimes you also can be impatient with the needs, vicissitudes and life’s difficulties of others. You can have exacting standards and this veils from you the goodness of others. Allow your self to laugh and play and have fun. Allow yourself to know everything everyone’s doing is their very best.


piscesPisces February 19–March 20
You’re always of service, always creative. It’s important for your work to have spiritual and humanitarian significance. You have great love and enthusiasm (easily misunderstood in the world). You’re romantic and courageous. All your life force goes into your work. Find, cultivate and stand in gardens. They help you carry the Virgo energy gestating new realities for humanity. You hold the light leading to the path of tomorrow.

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

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The full moon of Wednesday brings light to Thanksgiving (Thursday) under the Sagittarius Sun and Mercury. Mercury in Sag offers humanity the message (Mercury) of thankfulness and joy (Jupiter). No other sign represents food, music and joy better than Sagittarius (only Pisces, when not in despair). Beginning on Thanksgiving, we can list what we’re grateful for. Then we can continue the list, creating a daily Gratitude Journal. What we are grateful for always increases in our lives. On Thanksgiving Saturn/Neptune square (challenging) is in full effect. This can manifest as traditions not being honored, disappearing, falling away. It can also create a sense of sadness, confusion, of things not working out as planned. It’s best to be as simple as possible. And to focus on gratitude instead. Gratitude is a service to others. It is scientifically and occultly a releasing agent. Releasing us from the past, allowing our future—the new culture and civilization, the new Aquarian laws and principles, the rising light of Aquarius, the Age of Friendship and Equality—to come forth. Gratitude and goodwill create the “thought-form of solution for humanity and the world’s problems.” The hierarchy lays great emphasis upon expressing gratitude. Gratitude illuminates all that is in darkness. Let us be grateful during this season together. Being, for others, the light that illuminates the darkness. A Poem by R.W. Emerson: We are grateful … “For each new morning with its light/For rest and shelter of the night/For health and food/For love and friends/For everything thy goodness sends.” (poem by R.W. Emerson). I am grateful for my family of readers.


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