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Aries—The Will to Be

RisaNewSLast week, Sun entering Aries, the new spiritual year began. Archangel Raphael assumed protection of the Earth. Raphael is the Archangel of Healing. During Aries, Raphael and the Forces of Restoration work together streaming new light and life into the Earth. They come in on the wings of the Spirit of Resurrection.

Aries is the Initiating Will-to-Be, a continuous pulse of the Life Force. Aries’ fiery aethers move through the cosmos seeking where to anchor in form and matter. Mars, presently retrograde, is the personality-ruler of Aries. Mars presents humanity with Nine Tests of the personality. With Mars retrograde our experience of Spring may be subdued, intent as we are on inner tests.

Uranus, presently in Aries, provides the new archetypes humanity needs to create the New Stewardship on Earth. Aries, Mars, Uranus together initiate new realities. The new world energies and rays streaming into the Earth do not support the obstructing crystallized old order. Everything must be made new again.

We abandon our inertia, and “spring forward” into the new creations. It will take an awakening. That’s coming. Sunday is the first new moon (9 degrees Aries) of the new spiritual year. New Moon meditations are dedicated to “strengthening the hands and arms of the New Group of World Servers.” We are the New Group of World Servers. Strengthening each other.


Esoteric Astrology as News: March 27–April 2, 2014. For Sun and Rising Signs



ariesAries-March 21–April 20
You will soon be called to action. For now reflect upon your resources, what’s of value now and of value later. Be practical by preparing for the future. Family is most important and must be intact, loving and harmonious for you to feel safe and secure. Look back and assess priorities. Now look forward and list what is needed for a protected future. Create a group of like-minded people. Develop transparency, which creates group love.

taurusTaurus April 21–May 21
More and more messages will illuminate your mind now and in coming months. Perhaps while asleep, in prayer, under water (swimming, surfing, the shower), in the garden. Quiet reflection, study, solitary walks in nature, tending to the plant and animal kingdoms—all are a focus that aids in receiving and understanding guidance. The planets are influencing your group work and inner spiritual life.


geminiGemini May 22–June 20
As you consider what is valuable and what is not, you may simply throw everything away in search of new realities, new partnerships. However, there are some things and people to maintain from long ago. You are connected astrologically (energetically). Even though you may feel neglectful of them, they are your future, understand your wound, and your developing awareness. These words will make sense soon.


cancerCancer June 21–July 20
Two realities appear before you. Resources that have become tired and worn out and resources needed to contain the new reality, which you and others are beginning to build. We are beginning a new rhythm. This new cycle allows for rebirth, rebuilding and realignments. It’s time to be seen in the world, to lead a working group and to bring forth your knowledge. You hold one of the keys to the future.

leoLeo July 21–August 22
Thoughts turn to travel and study. These for the next year actually help re-define you. A new state of self-identity is emerging. Tend to money very carefully. Pare down to basic essentials. You know how. You’ve done it before. Plant apple, apricot and citrus trees in your garden. In the new world to come, the human builders are to work with the angelic builders (devas). You remember. Cooperation between the kingdoms. Findhorn.org.


virgoVirgo August 23–September 22
Organizing money, finances, resources soothe any anxiety. Although you may feel everything’s in order, look again. Consider new systems. Don’t implement yet, not till Mars retro is over (late May). Discuss your ideas with a partner or intimate friend. Their listening allows a new sense of self-worth to develop. You value balance in all aspects of your life. What is not in balance? Set your goals there. Revelations begin to happen.


libraLibra September 23–October 22
You have mysterious and hidden talents waiting to be discovered like a deposit of rose gold. You understand life’s rhythms and cycles, life and death. You can therefore be a solace to others as they experience crisis and difficulty. Within these gifts is a great truth about yourself. Seek deeply for this truth. Recite this mantram as you align with the Will-to-Good. “Let reality guide my every thought and truth be the master of my life.”

scorpioScorpio October 23–November 21
You become close with others only when you fully trust them. Truth is something built over time and through experience. Truth allows you to know when to be loyal and when to walk away. You hold the same criteria for yourself. You want to be popular and well known in the world but not if you must compromise sincerity and honesty. These you hold like golden shields. In order to maintain this high level you must take seriously the idea of retreat.


saggSagittarius November 22–December 20
You have the identical qualities as Scorpio and the message is the same. However, you need to include in relaxation fun and playfulness for freedom’s seeking you and only through laughter does freedom truly emerge. It releases your playfulness. Meanwhile, perhaps you’ll realize how valuable and respected you are in the work you accomplish. It’s not the money you make but the ideals and ethics you uphold.


capricornCapricorn December 21–January 20
The new moon illumines your foundations, sense of self, your family, upbringing and present home situation. With a new work situation you will bring new plans, schedules and ideas to the family, while reconciling a new self-identity in daily life. Wherever you are you make environments more beautiful, more identified with your values. You are radical and revolutionary. You have a voice in the world. Soon it will be Easter.


aquariusAquarius January 21–February 18
Deep friendships, lasting and consistent are most important to you. They summon your intimacy, loyalty and steadfastness. You tend to friendships with kindness and care, always giving. Aquarians know the entire community. You are Adriane’s golden thread linking everyone, a valuable gift to be aware of and grateful for. All else pales by comparison. Except your creativity, which is your self-identity calling to you from all directions.

 
piscesPisces February 19–March 20
The idea of money challenges you. What to do with it. What is it? First, tithe with it. Then, begin to be courageous with it. In these times money should be used to purchase whatever will sustain you in the future. Make lists of items important to you and needed in times of lack. Simply begin. Consider greenhouses, aqua-ponics, growing underground, on shelves indoors. Neighborhood communities to grow food, herbs and medicinals.


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

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written by Pam Jones, March 31, 2014
Dear Risa , I have read your columns since I can remember . I always appreciate what seems to be well researched and enlightened information about the Universe. The horoscopes are extremely right on target. Spooky sometimes because they are so exact.I have lived in Sacramento since 2000 but always grab a Good Times when I'm in town. Finally, have a computer so realized I can read you on line:) So I was wondering what your understanding is of the "Grand Cross"? I just received a video re: the subject,but am anxious to hear from you. Always,Pam Jones

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