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Leo Solar Festival Full Moon

RisaNewSWe continue in Leo, the sign where humanity begins to recognize itself through creativity and love. Leo flows through the sun, absorbs the heart of the sun and streams into earth and her kingdoms. Love comes directly from Sirius to the heart of the sun into our hearts and minds. Combining the inner esoteric influences of Leo this month, we see great amounts of love and wisdom attempting to penetrate into the earth, providing us with a great opportunity to radiate goodwill, the primary component needed for peace on earth. Sunday is the Leo solar festival at the time of the full moon. The New Group of World Servers will be calling to recognize their gifts so they can turn to the world and offer their gifts. This assists in restoring the mysteries on earth and helps to “seal the door where evil dwells.”

Esoteric Astrology as News for Week Aug. 6-13, 2014


ariesAries-March 21–April 20
Do you feel as if you’re on a crossing, divided intensely between four ways, standing in the middle wondering which paths to conquer next? There are some past issues that need tending and that must be brought to a close before you will know how to proceed. They are being illumined for you now so look around, assess, ponder, pray and have the intention to complete all things unfinished. Then the next page of your life turns.


taurusTaurus April 21–May 21
Keep going into the future even though many pressures pull you back. The new realities must be brought forth through each of the signs. You, being Taurus, have the illumination needed for others to understand just what plans and purposes the future will bring. You have a model to construct, things to build, expansions to bring forth so that others will be saved. The God of the waters will help.



geminiGemini May 22–June 20
Truly, you’re experiencing much duality; a confusing here and there-ness, unless you stand directly at center. Why? So you can see both sides, so you don’t choose yet (observe instead), so you can understand how to create a triangle of synthesis. There are two paths outlined for you. Which path is revealed through revelations, hints and symbols. Ponder upon, draw and visualize the following—the seven-pointed, six-pointed, five-pointed stars, a triangle and the cross. Combine them.



cancerCancer June 21–July 20
A duality is being presented to you in terms of your religious or spiritual practices. Perhaps there’s a fusion occurring between what you were taught and what you know or seek now. Are money issues of concern? Past practices must give way to new banking practices. Is your communication sharp, harsh and possibly critical? Be careful. You may not realize your tone of impatience. The homeopathic remedy aconite neutralizes impatience (an excess of electrical energy). Stay out of rainstorms.


leoLeo July 21–August 22
Tend carefully to finances; ask for assistance if puzzled, embrace the future by banking locally and investing money in tangibles and goods that will sustain you for two years. Plan on others joining you. Remember the animals and their needs, too. Past memories may appear. It’s good to ask, “Did I love enough?” If not, there’s still time. A group offers two suggestions. Relationships fall sideways.


virgoVirgo August 23–September 22
There may be some ongoing self-criticism and your heart aches with these beliefs. It’s important to know these critical thoughts are not true. They’re simply old remnants from childhood. It’s good to turn toward words of praise, creating a journal of true identity that focuses upon self-praising while identifying gifts and abilities. This neutralizes mental and emotional illusions and distortions. Chiron, Neptune and Jupiter are attempting to purify all.


libraLibra September 23–October 22
Something profound, transformative, different and new will occur to your home situation. Or perhaps it’s the foundations from which you live your life where the changes will occur. By autumn you’ll know what these are. In the meantime so much has shifted about with work and your professional life. Are you feeling somewhat out to sea? Are you doing what you love to do? Do you know what this is? Are you thinking about and able to travel? Tend with care and kindness to all relationships. They sustain, nourish and fortify you.


scorpioScorpio October 23–November 21
As your home life tumbles and bobs about here and there (expansion, then wounding, then a sense of dissolving) you could feel a bit of despair along with exhilaration. Both are occurring, along with a shift of friends (are you feeling somewhat alone?) and new information coming in about work and your professional life. Tend to money carefully. No excess expenditures on baubles. Things in matter are disappearing quickly. Do you have emergency supplies?


saggSagittarius November 22–December 20
It’s time for something new in terms of relationships. It’s also time to travel somewhere you’ve been before to assess it with new eyes. Do be aware of how much work you’ve done, how hard you worked and where you are today. In the next seven years your usual ways of thinking and interpreting will change into a profoundly new way of assessing the world. Your creativity alters too. Some of this is already occurring. As you hover forever at the razor’s edge, inch closer to the middle.          


capricornCapricorn December 21–January 20
Money. You stand between two themes. You have enough. You don’t have enough. In between is a wound. Perhaps you grew up with very little or perhaps with too much money. Either gave you a certain lens concerning money. But here we are today and all around us the monetary world as we’ve known it is collapsing. Don’t fret or be fearful. From the ashes emerge great opportunities. Ponder upon gifts and recognition of resources. What must you do now? You’ll come to true answers.


aquariusAquarius January 21–February 18
There is and will be a breaking away from your usual ways of being. What’s normal will be upside down giving you time to assess who you are, what you value about yourself and how you would like to change. Increased social interactions lead to increased social successes. You are accomplishing life’s tasks on your own, in your own timing and rules. This is good. Finally, you’ve had the freedom to step into your dreams. Remain there.

 
piscesPisces February 19–March 20
Things feel very complex. And so you’re in a state of solitude and all of your expectations are surfacing, providing information previously not known. Clearly, you see that disappointments and sadnesses, those that lead to despair, are and were based upon unrealized hopes, dreams and wishes. These were not incorrect. Now you are aware of them. What will you do next? This question isn’t answerable yet. Keep observing and defining yourself.
 


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

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Nothing wrong with speaking the truth—learn your history, go back and learn...
written by Natie Pence, August 07, 2014
A duality is being presented to you in terms of your religious or spiritual practices. Perhaps there’s a fusion occurring between what you were taught and what you know or seek now. Are money issues of concern? Past practices must give way to new banking practices. Is your communication sharp, harsh and possibly critical? Be careful. You may not realize your tone of impatience. The homeopathic remedy aconite neutralizes impatience (an excess of electrical energy). Stay out of rainstorms.

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