Santa Cruz Good Times

Saturday
Sep 20th
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Taurus' Beauty and Magnetism

RisaNewS

Taurus is the first earth sign after the fires of Aries. As Aries initiates new realities, Taurus anchors them into form and matter. Taurus, the form aspect of creation, is governed (on the personality-building level) by Venus, expressing itself through beauty and love. Venus fuses dualities: women/men, dark/light, heaven/earth, night/day.

Beauty, as we perceive it, is the divinity reflected in form. In the East, Venus is the goddess Lakshmi, the inner Venusian beauty reflected in Taurus. This divine inner world of beauty is pulsating, vibrant and effervescent. We see this in nature. Gazing upon beauty creates magnetism in our aura and restores order. Real beauty is simple, uncomplicated, undemanding and pure. Our bodies, emotions, thoughts and surroundings must always be pure, clean and beautiful. Through beauty, truth is expressed.

Taurus rules the throat, communicating not in the usual ways, but through song, singing and music. The Ageless Wisdom informs us that in the next century singers will tap into divine reservoirs of inspiration. Using a new method and technique of breathing, they will bring forth a new sound. The Soul and its sound will sweep into the centers (chakras) and our world and expel the past.

Tuesday, as Sun enters Gemini, a new vibrational sound begins—of meadows in flower, butterflies, nectar, duality, Mercury building the Rainbow Bridge, colonies and buzzing of bees—all Venusian. Mars, retrograde in Libra since March 1, turns stationary direct (9 degrees Libra) Monday (May 19). On June 7, Mercury retrogrades 3 degrees Cancer. Ceaseless retrogrades. We prepare together through knowledge.

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of May15–May 21, 2014 For Sun and Rising Signs



ariesAries-March 21–April 20

Notice your focus on others understanding you, most important during retrograde times. However, if others are nonreceptive for their own protection, limit communication. This is best. There’s much you want to say. Think over thoughts, ideas and communications making sure you’re clear and precise. You are doing your best. These are not easy times. You’re good enough.


taurusTaurus April 21–May 21

Your activities are now based upon ongoing research, based upon a value system of care you express and maintain. It’s important to focus on finances—new ways of creating resources to stabilize your life and the life and future of others. Careful with health. Should there be a chronic illness seek medical help while also including alternative modalities. What past behavior, choices, things need releasing?


geminiGemini May 22–June 20

Wanting to progress forward, you’re impatiently leaping ahead with thoughts and conclusions before all the information’s in. It’s difficult to focus energies outward during constant retrogrades especially for Gemini usually outward-focused until the Soul assumes direction. Notice jumping into situations, then retreating. Observing behaviors, choices and thoughts allows for a deeper self-identity.


cancerCancer June 21–July 20

There’s a constant need to understand the reality and truth of what you see, hear, feel and experience. This is deep spiritual work. Remembering past circumstances and choices made the last several years, you can become introverted, replaying conversations in your mind until exhausted. This is difficult. Be aware that your family is fine, taking care of themselves, experiencing life’s tests. And they need you.


leoLeo July 21–August 22

Your mind seeks the greater meaning of life. You’re hunting a rainbow and a pot of gold. While many people love and cherish you, are you remaining rather detached? You’re a loner, a hermit at times, yet need people to inspire you, and, in turn, to be inspired by you. Are you thinking of all you could have done, but didn’t? Read John Donne's Holy Sonnet XIV. Batter my heart…


virgoVirgo August 23–September 22

Reflecting on past achievements, do they measure up to your expectations? You realize due to family training your self-expression can feel hidden and somewhat cautious. The same structures that have built your past will build your future. All life issues help you discover a new life direction. You will recreate your past relationships conditions and assess them. Then you will create a new future. It will be free of the past.


libraLibra September 23–October 22

Are you moving forward and backward, expanding and contracting while removed from a stable center? Do not trivialize what’s most important. Notice dualities and polarities. They expand and strengthen your awareness. What’s most important is realizing that through constant intentions for Goodwill, which creates Right Relations, you finally come to a state of active balance and peace. What needs forgiving?


scorpioScorpio October 23–November 21

You’re the deepest thinker, always entering into the heart of life’s meanings. This is good. However, you can be misunderstood because as others accept superficial answers, you do not. Sometimes you shy away from intimacy. Keeping thoughts and ideas to yourself you can become isolating. Try not to have this happen. Instead, force yourself to communicate. You will regenerate yourself and others. This takes courage.


saggSagittarius November 22–December 20

Present experiences are teaching you to balance your ideas and needs with the needs of others. Although you may feel hampered by this, your self-expression and understanding become enhanced. It’s a paradox (as usual). Should you be feeling more indecisive than usual, wait awhile. Your inner self and mind are evaluating past occurrences in order to fashion your future. Don’t worry. Be happy. Actually, you are happy!


capricornCapricorn December 21–January 20

If you’re analyzing reality through the eyes of others, you may feel some frustration. Remember that conflict is the first step toward a greater harmony. You’re capable of harmonizing all realities—partner, children, relationships, siblings, friends, family, work. To do this effectively you must have time for yourself and time to sort out your own conflicts. You also need rest, weekly massages, warm waters, help and love in all its forms.


aquariusAquarius January 21–February 18

Your ability to analyze and organize brings you comfort. Do you sense others are expecting what you can’t deliver? Creating nervousness and later resentment. Don’t be overly critical of yourself. Much of your time is spent thinking you should be doing more. If you simply organize your life (papers, clothes, objects, possessions, art, etc.) you will be able to do more. Get a file cabinet and files. Find a barn.

 
piscesPisces February 19–March 20

Safety, security and a home are on your mind, and the need to be in an environment where you feel sure of yourself. This is not available in the outer world. It’s possible you feel quite alone. Something very important seems to end, family becomes most important yet they remain on the periphery. You tend to duties and tasks that are at times overwhelming. Nevertheless, you are diligent, hard working, and practical.
 


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 (1)Add Comment
Queen of the Realm
written by Catharine Gunderson, May 15, 2014
Hi Risa,
Love your column. I am hoping to get to last issue of your column to email to a friend in Tenn. I don't see anything that would be archives of the past. Can you please let me know how to get to the last issue of GT for your column? Thanks!
Cat

Write comment
smaller | bigger

busy
 

Share this on your social networks

Bookmark and Share

Share this

Bookmark and Share

 

Catwalk on the Wild Side

Meet the artists and designers behind this year’s edition of FashionART, SantaCruz’s most outrageous fashion show

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Watch List

From Google to the government to data brokers, why your privacy is now a thing of the past

 

The Peace Equation

Sunday is the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, a global peace-building day when nations, leaders, governments, communities and individuals are invited to end conflict, cease hostilities, creat 24 hours of non-violence and promote goodwill. Monday is Autumn equinox as the Sun enters Libra (right relations with all of life). The Soul Year now begins. We work in the dark part of the year (Persephone underground) preparing for the new light of winter solstice. Tuesday to Wednesday is the Virgo new moon festival. We know two things about peace. “The absence of war does not signify peace.” And “Peace is an ongoing process.” In its peace-building emphasis, the UNIDP, through education, attempts to create a “culture of peace, understanding and tolerance”. Esoterically we are reminded of the peace equation: “Intentions for goodwill (and acting upon this intention) create right relations with all earth’s kingdoms which create (the ongoing process of) peace on earth.” At noon on Sunday, in all time zones, millions of participating groups will observe a moment of silence for peace on earth. Bells will ring, candles will be lit, and doves released as the New Group of World Servers recite the Great Invocation (humanity’s mantram of direction). To connect with others around the world see www.cultureofpeace.org    Let us join together with the mother (Virgo). Goodwill to all, let peace prevail on earth. The dove is the symbol for the day.
Sign up for Good Times weekly newsletter
Get the latest news, events

RSS Feed Burner

 Subscribe in a reader

Latest Comments

 

Sweet Treats

Local cannabis bakers win award for cookies

 

What fashion trends do you want to see, or not see?

Santa Cruz  |  High School Guidance Counselor

 

Best of Santa Cruz County

The 2013 Santa Cruz County Readers' Poll and Critics’ Picks It’s our biggest issue of the year, and in it, your votes—more than 6,500 of them—determined the winners of The Best of Santa Cruz County Readers’ Poll. New to the long list of local restaurants, shops and other notables that captured your interest: Best Beer Selection, Best Locally Owned Business, Best Customer Service and Best Marijuana Dispensary. In the meantime, many readers were ever so chatty online about potential new categories. Some of the suggestions that stood out: Best Teen Program and Best Web Design/Designer. But what about: Dog Park, Church, Hotel, Local Farm, Therapist (I second that!) or Sports Bar—not to be confused with Bra. Our favorite suggestion: Best Act of Kindness—one reader noted Café Gratitude and the free meals it offered to the Santa Cruz Police Department in the aftermath of recent crimes. Perhaps some of these can be woven into next year’s ballot, so stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy the following pages and take note of our Critics’ Picks, too, beginning on page 91. A big thanks for voting—and for reading—and an even bigger congratulations to all of the winners. Enjoy.  -Greg Archer, EditorBest of Santa Cruz County Readers’ Poll INDEX

 

Santa Clara Wine Trail

My memories of growing up in England include my mother pouring port after Sunday dinner—and sometimes a glass of sherry before dinner. My family didn’t drink much wine back then, but we certainly made up for it with the port and sherry.