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Libra: Pondering The Path of Return

RisaNewSTransition Town News—Rob Hopkins, founder of International Transition Movement, on a rare tour of the U.S., visits San Francisco area, Oct. 10-12; Los Angeles area Oct. 13-14 and other towns.

Libra is Ray 3, Divine Intelligence. In the east Aries is noontime, Libra midnight. Aries is passion for the natural life. Libra is passion for social life —fashion, food, cities, jewels, literature, etc.—the life material. In Libra the material world blossoms in fullness, grace and beauty. Libra’s symbol, the scale, signifies equilibrium, balance and justice. Leo protects the Law, Sag is the sign of Judges, but Libra is the actual sign of justice, weighing of the scales. King Solomon, evaluating the mothers’ stores, was Libra.

When the scales are imbalanced there is exaggeration, false values, non-negotiation, excess (one side shutting down the U.S. government). Libra, appearing during transitional times, offers discernment and discrimination, shining swords of the illumined mind. Decisions based upon desire and not on the good of the whole cause humanity to feel lost. Libra is the sign of constant motion, vibrations, until equilibrium, inner balance is reached. Only equilibrium permits true progress that advances evolution. Esoterically this signifies the personality’s need to be directed, regulated and balanced by the Soul.

Saturn (Libra’s spiritual ruler) is exalted in Libra = responsibilities (Saturn) discipleship entails. Saturn, with Mercury, builds the Rainbow Bridge of Light from personality to the Soul. The Soul in turn sheds a brilliant light upon the personality, providing direction, discernment, discrimination. In Libra we contemplate this as the Path of Return.

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Oct. 10–16, 2013 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20
All interactions mirror you. All relationships will seek compromise, cooperation and negotiations. The focus is on harmony, finding the balance between chaos and conflict. You’ll be called peacemaker, restorer of balance, decisive one, “standing between two opposing forces.” You need to weigh everything. You become King Solomon. Stand under the Will-to-Good. It provides Right Choice.

taurusTaurus April 21–May 21
You focus upon health, a new diet, right foods, especially right oils (fatty acids that feed our cells). You realize you must teach others. Your research takes you a time long ago when scientists had more freedom, their imagination and brilliance came through, they wanted to serve humanity. You’re one of those people. Therefore be organized, detailed and share with those who can hear you. You realize the many in need.

geminiGemini May 22–June 20
You want to be more outgoing and playful. Your individuality needs to be part of a team, yes, but you also need to stand out and shine on your own. Wear more colorful clothing, allow the drama of your heart to shine forth. Permit yourself enjoyment in the art of expressing yourself. Be generous, be grand and allow even your shadows to appear—your beloved other side. The light always needs his brother, the darkness.

cancerCancer June 21–July 20
It’s important to protect your health. You turn to the family, home, all things safe and secure seeking nurturance at this time because that is your need. You ask for care and support you. Your feelings shift with the tides of the seas. This makes you susceptible, more emotional, sensitive to all subtle energies falling to the earth. Something’s about to occur in your life. You prepare for this. All’s well. Know this.

leoLeo July 21–August 22
You need a lot of new knowledge, expansive and diverse, because your curiosity is keen and eager to learn. Notice you’re also more sociable, willing to display intelligence. Careful not to spread yourself too thin, disperse too much information, or congregate with those who are unkind and unreliable. Be cognizant of all escape routes, all options. Communicate freely but hold a little bit back. This is your hidden freedom.

virgoVirgo August 23–September 22
You become more receptive, at ease, able to adapt, defend when necessary, resisting when needed. It’s important to tend to a garden, even a pot or two of herbs, lettuces and radishes. Gardening becomes a metaphor for life taking root, anchoring into the practical, a daily life vital and determined. Security is most important and to insure this you develop loyalty. You too allow the shadows to appear.

libraLibra September 23–October 22
You need enthusiasm and spontaneity, to participate in social experiments, assist in the initiation of the new world, new ideas, new ways of being. You’re brave and pioneering, like Aries, your shadow side, seeking always to be in the light. Interactions with others are direct, truthful and uncomplicated. It’s good to plan ahead a bit. You would feel more safe and secure. Plan on loving more.

scorpioScorpio October 23–November 21
During graduate school each student was given a word to ponder, study, consider and identify with each year. In my last year I was given the word “altruistic,” a rather unusual word. Do you know its definition? It would be good to research this word and use it in sentences. Then apply it to yourself. In the Ageless Wisdom teachings sometimes the teacher offers a word to a disciple to either develop the quality or identify with it.

saggSagittarius November 22–December 20
You seek new experiences, intelligent and original. Nothing conventional is acceptable. Only innovative, groundbreaking pioneering, inventive, novel and very modern are acceptable. These allow you to bring forth creativity, expand your perspective and find new ways of doing what only you do best. Nothing rigid will do. Your seeking more freedom is significant for you’re moving beyond safety. A new developmental stage.

capricornCapricorn December 21–January 20
You have a deep sense of responsibility, ambition and an understanding of order. Saturn is your ruler (spiritual ruler of Libra). When spiritually conscious Saturn gives us more tasks to accomplish outside the prevailing framework and our comfort (and others’) level. It includes longer-term goals. In Libra there’s a battle, with lines drawn and tensions high. Are you experiencing this? There’s an exaltation of recognition if you do

aquariusAquarius January 21–February 18
You’ve shifted into the need to connect with the world, with realities larger than yourself and what you know. You see mountains and need to climb them. You see the oceans and need to swim in them. You need to increase what you understand about the world, gain greater knowledge and therefore greater confidence. It’s time to nurture your visions, goals, hopes and beliefs. We do this by contemplating upon them.

piscesPisces February 19–March 20
In three columns, side-by-side, list all that you desire. Then what you need, and then your aspirations. Circle the ones most important in violet. The secondary indigo. Third in green. Study them. They will manifest. Always you must go to the depths seeking to release what’s hidden in both self and others. The purpose is to balance inner and outer realities. It’s healing for everyone. Even though everyone resists at first. It’s scary (revelatory).

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

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