Santa Cruz Good Times

Monday
Aug 31st
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Aries Solar Festival

RisaNewS

Sunday is Palm Sunday. Symbolizing victory and triumph, paradise, sacrifice and martyrdom, the Pisces World Teacher entered Jerusalem (City of Peace) on a donkey (signifying humility).

In ancient art, Christ is portrayed in heaven amidst palm trees (date palm). We are preparing for Wednesday’s total lunar eclipse (something in form disappears, its work completed) and the first Spring Festival, the Aries solar festival (12:42 a.m. Pacific Time, 25 degrees Libra/Aries), the first Full Moon of the new spiritual year.

The Aries Festival is also called the Resurrection (Easter) Festival. During the festival the Forces of Reconstruction enter the Earth. Our work in these days of transition is to begin the reconstruction of humanity and the Earth. Thus we recite the Reconstruction Mantram (below) along with the Great Invocation (Mantrams of Direction). Everyone is invited to join in this full moon meditation.

Our group work during this Aries festival time links our minds and hearts, leads us to intelligent loving service, binds us all together in the closest spiritual unity. It aids in the vitalizing of the etheric (subtle, light) bodies of all workers, and therefore in a group vitality which will be irresistible.

Let us identify as the new group of world servers. Let us help restore the balance on Earth through this mantram, weaving another, newer pattern upon the Earth, another garment formed. We listen to the further worlds, to the rhythm of the times. We establish right rhythm and bring order to the forms of life. We breathe in the heavenly fire (Aries), radiating it outward to humanity. And all things new come forth.

Reconstruction mantram: “At the center of all love we stand.”

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of April 10–16, 2014 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20

It may be there is confusion and perhaps conflict in your life which you allow to remain internal. Are you working alone and is there anxiety about how you will succeed? Whatever you attempt to do now, let quietude and reflection bring feelings forth. In this way you make profound discoveries. Anything you feel you can’t do now, you will do in several months. Patience heals.

taurusTaurus April 21–May 21

Careful not to argue with friends or groups. You may feel a challenge is necessary. However, it may be misinterpreted by others with anger and defensiveness. Maintain as much equilibrium as you can even though feelings of frustration arise. When called to lead, you will be fiery and intellectual. People listen and learn from you. Summon your confidence. Be the harmonizer and the artist.


geminiGemini May 22–June 20

It’s important to you that ideas are acted upon and plans and agendas are completed. Working independently makes this occur more easily. You want to succeed so you become practical, avoiding conflict at all costs. Be aware that should you be the boss that you may be a bit too strict, ask too much, and seek results that are unobtainable. Step back and down a bit. Ask what it is you truly seek from self and others.


cancerCancer June 21–July 20

There are things to learn, unfamiliar things to explore, ideas to ponder and experience to gain—your mantram these days. You seek the last frontier where angels tread. In assessing hopes, wishes, dreams and goals, listen to what others say, setting aside impatience. Think of conflicts and challenges as ways to get you from here to there leading you everywhere.


leoLeo July 21–August 22

Research and discovery are values you find most interesting. Reading detective and mystery novels fill a bit of that need. Otherwise you are wondering what you can discover that’s hidden, unknown and valuable. This sounds like money and resources. Observe your quick and decisive mind and making decisions each second. Careful with resources. Think gold, silver and land.


virgoVirgo August 23–September 22

It’s important to know that to lead well one must have love, charm, willingness and lots of compromise. If you’re confrontational, which you could be now, arguments may ensue. Think of your partner as a treasure, as a warrior, a hero or heroine. Working with others isn’t easy now. You have a very determined will. Independence is good. But not all the time.


libraLibra September 23–October 22

You’re working hard. Many can’t work as efficiently as you. You must always explain your expectations to others or expect less of them. It’s important to feel you’re serving and part of a group. Without acts of service your work becomes empty. Often you know what others need before realizing what they want. You must understand both. Then your depth of service is received.


scorpioScorpio October 23–November 21

In the midst of change, pleasure, fun, games, friends and amusements are important for balance. Sometimes Scorpios are so psychologically busy regenerating that pleasurable experiences are forgotten. You often have your own amusements, pursuing them quite alone. Careful. Covering up feelings with seeming happiness or joy, you could hurt yourself. All’s well no matter what occurs.


saggSagittarius November 22–December 20

Some Sags left their cultures and traditions to create their own. Then they want to go home again, to childhood, neighborhoods, family and friends. You’re called to do this but within the context of work. Then you find it comforting and nurturing. In between times, notice there’s a bit of impatience and perhaps a bit of anger. Remember that conflict always leads to the next harmony.


capricornCapricorn December 21–January 20

Think outside the box, communicating thoughts and feelings, not holding them in. Be more assertive, more involved in articulating what you want and need, day to day. Your thoughts come quickly begin to write. Writing is a good activity, whether a journal, article, a book or music. Review and record your daily life events. It will be important later.


aquariusAquarius January 21–February 18

You’re concerned about money. Some Aquarians wonder how to acquire it. Others wonder what to do with it. For those with lots of money, transfer it into commodities (land, farms, etc.), gold, silver, non-perishables and gather with others who are like-minded, creating an intentional agrarian community. Construct a greenhouse and begin to plant underground. I’ve written this before. Why?

 
piscesPisces February 19–March 20

You’ve become honest and straightforward. It’s important to be strong now, to initiate and then follow up. When conflict arises, attempt to communicate what you see, hoping for harmony to emerge. However, others don’t feel the same way. Many see only one side. Facing the opposition, you stand alone, just for a while. Tend to your health with focused, loving care.


 


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

More at nightlightnews.com. Risa's email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Facebook: Risa's Esoteric Astrology

Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
smaller | bigger

busy
 

Share this on your social networks

Bookmark and Share

Share this

Bookmark and Share

 

The Meaning of ‘LIFE’

With a new documentary film about his work, and huge exhibits on both coasts, acclaimed Santa Cruz nature photographer Frans Lanting is having a landmark year. But his crusade for conservation doesn’t leave much time for looking back

 

Seasons of Opportunity

Everything in our world has a specific time (a season) in which to accomplish a specific work—a “season” that begins (opportunity) and ends (time’s up). I can feel the season is changing. The leaves turning colors, the air cooler, sunbeams casting shadows in different places. It feels like a seasonal change has begun in the northern hemisphere. Christmas is in four months, and 2015 is swiftly speeding by. Soon it will be autumn and time for the many Festivals of Light. Each season offers new opportunities. Then the season ends and new seasons take its place. Humanity, too, is given “seasons” of opportunity. We are in one of those opportunities now, to bring something new (Uranus) into our world, especially in the United States. Times of opportunity can be seen in the astrology chart. In the U.S. chart, Uranus (change) joins Chiron (wound/healing). This symbolizes a need to heal the wounds of humanity. Uranus offers new archetypes, new ways of doing things. The Uranus/Chiron (Aries/Pisces) message is, “The people of the U.S. are suffering. New actions are needed to bring healing and well-being to humanity. So the U.S. can fulfill its spiritual task of standing within the light and leading humanity within and toward the light.” Thursday, Aquarius Moon, Mercury enters Libra. The message, “To bring forth the new order in the world, begin with acts of Goodwill.” Goodwill produces right relations with everyone and everything. The result is a world of progressive well-being and peacefulness (which is neither passive nor the opposite of war). Saturday is the full moon, the solar light of Virgo streaming into the Earth. Our waiting now begins, for the birth of new light at winter solstice. The mother (hiding the light of the soul, the holy child), identifying the feminine principle, says, “I am the mother and the child. I, God (Father), I Matter (Mother), We are One.”

 

The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of August 28

Santa Cruz area movie theaters >
Sign up for Good Times weekly newsletter
Get the latest news, events

RSS Feed Burner

 Subscribe in a reader

Latest Comments

 

Land of Plenty

Farm to Fork benefit dinner for UCSC’s Agroecology Center, plus a zippy salsa from Teresa’s Salsa that loves every food it meets

 

If you knew you had one week to live, what would you do?

Make peace with myself, which would allow me to be at peace with others. Diane Fisher, Santa Cruz, Network Engineer

 

Comanche Cellars

Michael Simons, owner and winemaker of Comanche Cellars, once had a trusted steed called Comanche, which was part of his paper route and his rodeo circuit, from the tender age of 10. In memory of this beautiful horse, he named his winery Comanche, and Comanche’s shoes grace the label of each handcrafted bottle.

 

Cantine Winepub

Aptos wine and tapas spot keeps it casual