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Humanity – Combating the Forces of Materiality

RisaNewSChiron, the wound that heals us, (9 degrees Pisces) turns direct Tuesday. From the many Scorpio battles and Nine Tests, humanity feels wounded, yet at the end, is triumphant.
Sunday (full moon) is the Scorpio solar festival. Scorpio is the sign of trials, testing (nine tests), struggles and battles. Eventually triumph predominates.  Scorpio has three symbols (three levels of awareness) – scorpion (on the ground), Eagle (in the air), Phoenix (on the mountaintop).

When building the personality (scorpion), there is love of darkness, the readiness to wound and to sting. On the Soul (Eagle) level, through tests and trials, there is a reorientation from darkness to Light – scorpion transformed into the Eagle soaring into the air. On the spiritual level, emerging from flames of desire, stands the Phoenix, radiant with light, magnetic power and the ability to heal. The Eagle and Phoenix enter the battle, fighting for the life and well-being of humanity.

In Scorpio, testing, reorientation and transmutation constantly re-occur. That’s why many turn away from Scorpio. It’s very difficult to be a Scorpio (Sun, rising, moon, etc.). However, humanity is Scorpio.
Humanity, presently confronting the Nine Tests, must also combat the Forces of Materiality/Darkness (evil) hiding and manipulating the truth. In response (our task), humanity must march into battle with the Soul’s keynote (and Sunday’s message)—“Warriors are we and from the battle we emerge triumphant.”

Humanity (identity still unknown to itself) is the World Disciple, World Server and World Savior. Humanity as Scorpio. This is our journey.

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Nov. 14–20, 2013 For Sun and Rising

ariesAries-March 21–April 20
There’s a spiritual crisis occurring perhaps—a deep connection to God and yet there isn’t. At times you feel more connected to the spiritual world. At other times, the connection is with the Earth and the physical world. The two must be connected. And it must occur within. You become more empathic; compassion directs your decisions. Eventually, seeking to heal, you become a healer like the angels.


taurusTaurus April 21–May 21
You feel a bit isolated, or perhaps, insulated. It’s difficult to be in large groups. Sometimes even one person in your field creates discomfort. You prefer the other kingdoms – mineral, plant, animal. Although you sometimes seem odd, out of place, you’re respected, thought of as a peer. You often find your “group” while researching on the Internet. You also understand the surveillance situation. It’s all a paradox.



geminiGemini May 22–June 20
You do not need to justify, prove or defend your self-worth. Sometimes when there’s been a withdrawal of parental care, a sense of self-worth has to be re-developed as an adult. Sometimes both the mother and father wounds must be healed. Allow all your motivations and ambitions tell you how good, of value and intelligent you are. You are now your very best good-enough mother and father.



cancerCancer June 21–July 20
Most likely you’ve broken away from your childhood’s traditional religious teachings, ceaselessly asking, “What is truth?” You’re on the very edge, and sometimes at the center, of continuous spiritual thinking. You’re both student and teacher, but often don’t remember the teacher identity. When you discover the correct spiritual teachings (for yourself) a state of balance emerges. Keep searching.


leoLeo July 21–August 22
Read Dante’s Inferno. All the great mysteries of life are there—death, regeneration, transformation, birth and death again. There’s loss and gain, good and evil. There are depths and heights. The world of spirit is alive and well in your life— personifying destruction as well as creation. Note the polarities. Nothing is, yet everything is subtle. You enter into the spirit world. It heals you.


virgoVirgo August 23–September 22
Intimates, close friends and/or partners offer you new experiences and your frame of reference changes, beliefs shift. You see the world differently from now on. Remembering all past relationship rejections, you review their effects. Emotions create a vulnerability. Seek grounding, creating boundaries from what hurts. Consider the field of art and symbols in order to understand and heal. You read Jung’s “Red Book.”


libraLibra September 23–October 22
Were you a serious child? Do you feel you needed a different type of love, recognition and care from your parents? Did you sense loneliness and wounding as a young child, which persisted through your teen years? Does your body hold that wound continuously? Have you distanced yourself from a vital (heart) link (someone) in your life? This has led to a separation from your creative self. You feel the purpose is/was survival.

scorpioScorpio October 23–November 21
Were you the unusual one in your family? Do you have a sense of “otherness?” Is there something about family or the city you were born in that needs healing? Do you often think of your place of birth and family even when far away? There’s definitely something culturally different in your life and it shows. You have come recently to begin to celebrate this difference and to realize it’s what creates your unique level of creativity.


saggSagittarius November 22–December 20
Notice if a new sense of perception, a new level of cognition and/or logic appearing and affecting how you see the world. It’s a needed expansion. There’s some wound concerning communication. Is it with your peer group, with siblings, at work, a neighbor? It affects you so that you must find other ways of interacting and making yourself understood. It’s good to take walks into many different neighborhoods, to stop awhile and look around.


capricornCapricorn December 21–January 20
It’s most important for Caps this year to feel physical comfort, care and support. They create a greater sense of self-confidence. In thinking about one’s childhood there’s an assessment of how much love and value was given, and how it’s reflected in the present. Most important is not devaluing others’ experiences, wounds, needs and situations. Instead, step out of accepted interpretations (especially language which defines realities judgmentally).


aquariusAquarius January 21–February 18
All that you value as important - resources, people, experiences, etc, - is examined, assessed, evaluated and analyzed. Are they culturally up to date, do they reflect the present needs and values of the new world. You question what of the old realities can help build the new world. And what needs to be discarded. Be aware of your extreme sensitivity to money and possession. You deserve to have all that you need. List what you possess.

 
piscesPisces February 19–March 20
You exhibit a great selflessness. Sometimes this becomes a deep wound. Often you don’t know what your needs are. When asked, blankness overtakes you. You’re sensitive to criticism, which offends anyone’s self-dignity. Struggling to express yourself, so often, the depth of that expression is misunderstood. As parts of your (completed) self drop away, a newly emerging self slowly awakens. You’re surprised.
 


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

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