Santa Cruz Good Times

Tuesday
May 05th
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Gemini: A Line of Light Beams

RisaNewSWe’re half way through 2014, which always occurs in Gemini, sign of duality and the two brothers, Castor and Pollux, (one dimming, one growing in light, signifying personality and Soul lights). Each of the 12signs provides humanity with a distinctly different light (message), revealing twelve personality-Soul interactions.

Gemini, a line of light beams, has the task of illuminating dualities, which produces tension, which produces conflict, which seeks harmony. The conflict (purposeful) is from Mercury, star of conflict. Venus then steps in, harmonizing the conflict. Duality in our world is everywhere–light/dark, up/down, day/night, male/female, right/wrong, etc. It is purposeful, revealing the ultimate duality of spirit (father) and matter (mother).

Gemini provides us with the conscious awareness (light) of that relationship. Gemini’s activities and communication personify duality, leading to conflict. It’s their task. Gemini’s mutable air produces constant change, movement, fluctuations and new experiences within relationships. When we perceive duality, we are able to make choices. When in a constant state of unrest, we seek harmony. During Gemini, we see changes, mutations, adjustments. Everything’s fluid. Gemini, with Mercury, builds the Antakarana (Sanskrit), Rainbow Bridge of Light from the personality to the soul. A great work occurs in Gemini. We are all the two brothers during Gemini. It’s in Gemini that we first begin to choose.


ariesAries-March 21–April 20
Whatever you value—physical, emotional, mental, spiritual–begin envisioning them into manifestation. The last months have been about planning. Now, till June 7, begin to envision their appearance, negotiating and cooperating with others. As you define your plans and goals, you also define values. It’s good for everyone to know where you stand. Business activities are important. Life seems more elaborate. Elaborate more.

taurusTaurus April 21–May 21
In the shower, around water, while driving, talking or walking, a waterfall of thoughts flows into your mind, to be instantly forgotten. They’re not lost, however. They’re embedding themselves into your imagination for later use. Others see you as constantly changing while standing still. You’re doing deep inner work not seen by many. New projects are impressed upon your mind for humanity’s welfare. Few understand.

geminiGemini May 22–June 20
As more self-awareness unfolds, there’s less ability to adapt to previous ideas and ways of being. Gradually you form new alliances and realities influenced by the new Aquarian Laws and Principles. You move here and there, between old and new, ’til the more inclusive Aquarian principles anchor. Tend to the earth (Ray 3) and her kingdoms all around you. It’s your spiritual Venusian task helping in your new becoming.

cancerCancer June 21–July 20
If you observe carefully, you discover your mind restructuring itself, gaining new dimensions, creating new understandings of self and others. What you feared before is replaced with preparation for times to come. You’re aware of the changes accelerating daily in the world. No longer in resistance, you now cooperate with those changes. Spirit comes into matter (mater, mother) through you and your garden.


leoLeo July 21–August 22
As the past continues to be present, consider it a gift allowing you to remember, forgive and release many behaviors with which, in retrospect, you may not be happy. Here’s a way to redo and correct the past, bringing love to all interactions: when an event/interaction is remembered, redo it by re-visualizing what should have occurred. Healing in your heart then occurs—forgiveness, too—and the past is over.


virgoVirgo August 23–September 22
First read Leo for healing and release from past wounds. All becomes forgiven. Consider all relationships, asking yourself how they’ve changed in the past seven years. In what ways did you create that change, and in what ways have you changed through these encounters? A new internal seven-year cycle of change begins. You will be different than before. Standing on a higher level of the spiral of life.


libraLibra September 23–October 22
Family affects you profoundly. Very deep changes within the family occurred throughout your life. You made choices years ago that affected relations with family. Are those choices still in effect? Who is your family now? You reflect upon these thoughts both as a child within a family and as an adult creating your own family. What resources from childhood do you bring to your adulthood? Has gratitude found you yet?


scorpioScorpio October 23–November 21
The past month’s planets have brought a focus on self-esteem, childhood issues, communication, religion and their nurturing effect. What thoughts came forth, what wounds surfaced, what dissolved, what became larger than life, and how did these affect you? The past weeks have been difficult, altering your life in some way. Now there will be a drive toward new relationships. Do not be irritable, angry or pushy. Be constant, kind and patient—like Taurus, your sustaining shadow-self.


saggSagittarius November 22–December 20
If I write about giving, what do you immediately think about? It’s the most powerful of all actions, creating a magnetic force field directing us toward others, and directly into our future. When giving to others in small ways and large, a great love encompasses us. Alchemy happens, actually. We become free, liberated. When we give, we are then given to. It takes a great and courageous spirit to do this. Quite like your spirit, hiding. 


capricornCapricorn December 21–January 20
The ways you’ve handled money and resources has been good. However, a change now occurring in the use of money and resources will make you more aware of monetary inflow and outflow, so you can better save and prepare for the future, and adjust to coming times in ecological, innovative, informed and sustained ways. This is what “permaculture” means, as it defines and organizes natural systems. What would it mean to be a “permaculture family system?”


aquariusAquarius January 21–February 18
Scorpio’s questions are also for you. They define past weeks and coming times which will bring forth transformations. Ask yourself what is wounding you, what feels vulnerable, what issues are you concerned with, what in your life needs care, tending and healing, what’s almost too much to handle and what’s dissolving. Know that many in your life stand with you. Answering these questions, pondering them, clarifies your present life. We love you.

 
piscesPisces February 19–March 20
A life event will occur that bridges the past with the present and future, creating within you a new self-identity and a new and better way to care for yourself while helping and serving others. You continue to need extra care, rest and tending amidst solitude. A wound slowly heals; something is taken away so that a new, greater, more loving presence comes forth. Mantrams are a sustaining solace. Here is one to recite: “The joy of the divine self is my strength. At the center of all love I stand.”
 


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

 

Mountain Mystic

When Cora Evans died in Boulder Creek in 1957, her thousands of pages of religious writings hadn’t yet been published. More than a half a century later, Evans’ fiery visions and spiritual devotion have inspired a crusade within Catholicism to make her the Santa Cruz Mountains’ first saint

 

Wesak (Water) Taurus Solar Festival, Buddha Blesses the Earth

A most important celebration occurs Sunday, May 3—the Wesak Taurus Buddha Solar Festival/full moon. At the moment of the full moon the Buddha’s presence enters the Earth plane for eight minutes. He brings the Will-to-Good from the Father, which, when reaching humanity becomes goodwill (Mother Principle). Held yearly in a valley hidden deep within the Himalayas, the Wesak festival is prepared for for months in advance (beginning at Winter Solstice). On festival day, amidst pilgrims, disciples and Holy Ones gathered in the valley, the Buddha is invoked through movement, symbols and mantrams. At the moment of the full moon, hearing the words, “We are ready, Buddha, come,” the Lord of Illumination (brother of the Christ) appears in the clouds above the altar to emanate forth the will and purpose of God to earth. The blessing of the father is then held in safekeeping for distribution at the June full moon Goodwill Festival. The day of Wesak (May 3, 8:42 p.m. West Coast) all disciples (east and west) place crystal vessels filled with pure water outside (in gardens, on rooftops, porches and steps) under the heavens. As the Buddha blesses the world, all waters, including waters within our bodies, are blessed. The Buddha is accompanied by the Forces of Enlightenment to illuminate humanity’s minds. Humanity then begins to express new constructive, productive and beneficial ways of the Art of Livingness. Wesak covers five days—two days (before) of dedicated preparation, the actual festival “Day of Safeguarding,” and two days (after) distributing goodwill (the NGWS to humanity). Join us in the Valley by reciting the Great Invocation, mantra of direction for humanity.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of May 1

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

 

Hole in the Wall

Popular Aptos spot opens for dinner

 

How do you connect with the natural world?

My connection to the natural world is through my art. I totally feel it there very physically in nature and even right here on the street. Jonathan Rosen, Felton, Pastor

 

Hess Collection Winery

My friend Emma from London came to visit for a few days in early March, so I took her wine tasting in the Santa Cruz Mountains—a rare treat for her, as there aren’t too many vineyards in the middle of London. Her visit reminded me how fortunate we are to live in this paradise of ultra-fresh produce, with grapes growing in wild profusion.

 

Springtime Walkabout

May Day Flower Festival, free tours of the UCSC Farm, and a nondairy chocolate indulgence