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All the Kings Horses and All the Kings Men

RisaNewSThis is a potent week leading up to Wednesday, Sept. 18 when a Yod, Finger (Will, Direction) of God (sextile and two inconjuncts) points to the Gemini rising and Uranus of the United States’ chart.
We’re standing at a gateway of the new world, the new age, the new civilization’s new ideas and culture. Saturn in Scorpio offers us opportunities to reorient from the solar plexus (separations) to the heart (unity), and to bring about the needed changes leading to the Path of Return.

Each moment seems to be a point of crisis leading to this reorientation. Saturn asks, “Will we remain within the Matrix of deception, illusion and materialism or will we be triumphant warriors, ‘emerging from the battle triumphant?’” Mercury tells us it is the use of our imaginations and visualizations, our working with groups creating communities and cooperatives that will save us. Scorpio and Mercury are the first keys.
The second key is Libra, sign of the Right Use of Money, reorienting us to the new Sharing Economy. Before the new can emerge, the previous/present state of affairs must, like Humpty Dumpty, fall down and “all the king’s horses and men” won’t be able to put the economy back together again. It’s important to follow news events during this week leading up to, during and after the 18th. Our house of cards is crumbling, providing us an opportunity to build anew. We build first with our imaginations.

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Sept. 12–18, 2013 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20
It’s important to begin to share resources. This will bring a deep and abiding healing and revitalization to all that you have and consider of value. It’s important to have a dialogue, one of many, concerning what you and other share and value in common. Deep intimate communications creating “new conversations.” Our futures depend upon this. Even if emotions flare up, choose to stay with the conflict until the new harmony is achieved.

taurusTaurus April 21–May 21
Tend careful to your partner(s), both intimate(s) and work relationshps. It’s also important you ask to be recognized more in close relationships. Know that everyone is willing to do more, to be more committed, to love more. Sometimes people need to be asked. Then everyone can adapt to the new needs as negotiation and peacefulness emerge. For a time, till the next needs come forth. You’ll recognize them.

geminiGemini May 22–June 20
Each day you must have harmonious environments, relations with others, order and organization, beauty and sociability. Everyone likes you because you always bring forth a sense of pleasure, a spirit of teamwork, humor, tactfulness, and an inner sense of joy. You’re clever with words; you enjoy (mentor) cooperation and collaboration. People recognize these gifts and want to emulate them. Careful that you understand this. Maintain purity.

cancerCancer June 21–July 20
Everything seems to have heightened drama. All the kingdoms around you seem a bit more dramatic. They’re calling you to play, to rest, to put problems aside, and to love a bit more. Relations with children bring forth your creative self-expression. No matter how old we are, we’re always children to someone, somewhere, sometime. Fun is child’s play. Have fun.

leoLeo July 21–August 22
You realize how deeply you love home and family. When you enter your home and interact with family, you become more gentle, caring and receptive. For several weeks you remember the good things about your childhood. Nostalgia will seem to rule your days and nights. You attempt to create the peace, stability, beauty and consistency sought as a child. The wounds carried from childhood find healing in the home created now.

virgoVirgo August 23–September 22
People think you’re quite intelligent, cheerful, a good conversationalist. It’s important to communicate with others, seeking what interests and is of value to them. This way you discover like-minded others you can trust and communicate with. Diplomacy is also most important. You may be called to use all your mediating skills to sort out conflicts and help bring forth harmony. You’re of benefit to many.

libraLibra September 23–October 22
It’s hoped you can get rest and relaxation, acquire feelings of being safe and at home, have security and enjoyment - simple pleasures that you value. And along the way clarity concerning financial matters. Love is stable and good at this time. Be sure to express how you value those who love you. Make them comfortable, be kind with them and offer yourself unconditionally. We hope your recent suffering and sadness ceases.

scorpioScorpio October 23–November 21
Allow yourself everything you want and need. Allow your inner self to emerge a bit more, the side of you often hidden and protected. Allow for more cooperation and agreeability. Even if feeling restricted and alone, the path to the future is filled with joy, a quality of the Soul. Tend to your appearance with care. How you look and feel each day determine the magnetic field of attractiveness surrounding you. You’re always magnetic.

saggSagittarius November 22–December 20
It’s good to hibernate sometimes, to step behind veils of privacy in order to revitalize, refresh, renew and restore your sense of self in relation to the world. You may discover secrets, doors previously closed to you opening, whispers of things unseen from other realms. You may sense secrets everywhere, something ending and you experience a certain pensive wistfulness. Are you having a secret liaison? Or wanting to?

capricornCapricorn December 21–January 20
Sharing your interests with others socially makes you happy. Peacefulness and loving kindness are more important to you now than anything else. Some people think you’re rather detached. Others see your passion. You’re both. The best of friends see all of you and never judge. They think you’re perfect, finding your sense of responsibility and authority as likable qualities. What are your social and work ambitions

aquariusAquarius January 21–February 18
Careful when you’re out and about that you’re not surprised or shocked. Careful with exercise and with communication with others. Find those who care for you and ask them for help. You’re generous and expansive always. Things foreign, places far away intrigue you. Routine doesn’t feel right. You need change, emotional release. Travelers find you interesting, attractive and cultured. Romance now is with someone completely different.

piscesPisces February 19–March 20
Maintain deep intimate connections with those close to you. Hold your friends and those you feel safe with close so they can release their pain—a wound that has occurred over lifetimes. Allowing their release assists them in moving forward into new endeavors. You offer them a service, freedom and liberation. Everything’s rather intense now. Memories of the past are flooding the world. To be washed away forever.

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

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