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Scarab Solar Festival Full Moon

RisaNewSWe continue to be under the influence of Cancer (Ray 3, sign of liberty and freedom). Cancer is the gate through which spirit enters matter. Cancer grows new life in its warm waters. Cancer is the crab living in water and on land. Cancer represents our home, family, upbringing, how we nurture and are nurtured. Cancer is our conditioning, influencing all life choices.

Cancers (Sun, Moon, Rising, Mars, etc.) are like crabs; little crustaceans at the seashore. Observe their movement. They scurry and scuttle around their target, testing whether it’s safe. The crab shell protects a vulnerable body underneath.
Cancers are cautious, protective, sympathetic, changeable, moody, touchy and intuitive. Cancers love their home; a nest filled with containers—baskets, bowls, shells, moon-shaped objects. Cancers can nurture over-protectively.

Cancers (and Virgos) are the mothers of the zodiac; sensitive to needs, especially family and close friends. Don’t tell a Cancer what to do. They, like Capricorn, must experience, learn and choose for themselves. In Egypt, Cancer was the sacred scarab, symbol of resurrection and immortality.

In the labors of Hercules, a crab bit the heel of Hercules (Chiron). The United States was founded July 4, 1776 in the sign Cancer. It has nurtured many different races and civilizations thus “lighting the way” for humanity. Saturday morning is the full moon, Cancer (20 degrees) Solar Festival. The keynote spoken by the New Group of World Servers, with the Great Invocation, is “We build a lighted house and call humanity to dwell within.” Join us everyone.

Esoteric Astrology as news for week July 9-15, 2014

ariesAries-March 21–April 20
The full moon influences your home and profession. You try to unite and synthesize both. Full moons are times of fullness and fruition. Things planned and hoped for emerge into the light. It’s like a gathering or harvest. If you work with the light of this solar festival, the light of the Sun, you can synthesize the two areas of your life. They no longer are a source of difficulty. You no longer are pulled in two directions.

taurusTaurus April 21–May 21
You’re a teacher, whether or not you accept, understand, or are aware of this. The Cancer/Capricorn full moon solar festival is when the teacher is recognized and gratitude is given. Remember and have inner gratitude for teachers who influenced you with goodness and knowledge. Now you must become greater than they. The student is always to surpass the teacher—a student’s spiritual task.

geminiGemini May 22–June 20
I remind you to read all the signs in order to learn more of the ancient teachings embedded within these astrological and esoteric writings. What concerned you early in the month is almost forgotten. Make a list of what you value—objects, ideas, people, behaviors, authors, intelligence, geography, elements and facts. These help you understand yourself better, and a greater self-value comes forth. Remember the right use of money.

cancerCancer June 21–July 20
Whatever you’re doing this week and month greatly defines and expands your self-identity. So it would be good to decide on the activities you love the most and apply yourself to them. Make sure to have adequate nurturance, safety and security. These you always provide for others. Now you must provide them for yourself and in greater measure. Careful with communication. Speak slowly and steadily.

leoLeo July 21–August 22
Allow yourself to instinctually stray from work duties and responsibilities. Let yourselves be more internal so your imagination has free play to wander about wherever it chooses. This will soothe and create within you the comfort and care you sometimes seek from others (and they are unable to provide). What’s occurring in your relationships? Pluto is transforming them.

virgoVirgo August 23–September 22
You’ve been realizing you possess great creativity. Do you recognize that organizing and tending to details are creative acts? They are a fine art that orders each day and all environments. In what ways would you like to be more creative? Are you a collector? That calls upon creativity and great discernment. You are being more and more defined by the beauty around you.

libraLibra September 23–October 22
So often your home situation changes and transforms. You may be considering where to live and with whom. So much of our world is changing so quickly it’s difficult to make definite decisions. It seems important that you have a permanent and structured foundation and although you work toward this, something always seems to dissolve it away. Draw, talk about, seek what you want and need. This is the first step to feeling more secure.

scorpioScorpio October 23–November 21
There’s an ongoing question concerning your home and foundation, where you belong now and how to bring forth the future in ways that cause you less wounding. The need for repose and a respite, a new study, then more traveling to expand your awareness are all directing you to a state of continual change. You’re used to this. It’s just another step. Travel creates for you new possibilities and a new philosophy of life.

saggSagittarius November 22–December 20
You feel it. That this is an important time when you think deeply on how you would want to improve or expand upon any (perhaps all) aspect(s) of your life. It’s important that you realize you’re very dedicated; often you carry around an enthusiasm quite like the enthusiasm of gods. This will take you to great heights of achievement and authority. Do not pressure yourself. Everything comes in time. Everything has a rhythm. Everything a season.

capricornCapricorn December 21–January 20
All things cultural capture your creative spirit, boosting your confidence that you truly are an artist. All that you do brings forth for others new and different perspectives. Many of us don’t realize or understand our great gifts or how we influence others by simply following inner dreams and visions, our likes, wants and wishes. What are yours? Knowing them helps direct them to you. You become a magnetic field.

aquariusAquarius January 21–February 18
Things can be dreamy, nebulous and a bit confusing. You may decide home is the best place to be. There you can concentrate on healing, comfort and the right foods. Home is where you tend to tasks that help you feel nurtured, enclosing you within a protective shell. Your nervous system needs this enclosure for you are often an arrow of quivering energy. If sounds are difficult take extra magnesium (especially), calcium and aconite. For wounds it’s arnica.

piscesPisces February 19–March 20
You carry a vision of the future. For the past year an opportunity presented itself and you felt, for the first time, at home, protected, safe and useful. You were happy. The future now looms into a state of unknowingness. You feel it’s not time yet or your confidence isn’t quite formed enough to go out into the world. You pray for direction and guidance. Pisces people need the deepest care of all.

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

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