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Understanding Pisces

RisaNewSSpring’s almost here, daylight’s increasing, trees are abloom, and we’re beginning to bloom and increase in light, too. Esotericists worldwide are preparing for the Three Spring Full Moon Festivals (Aries, Taurus and Gemini), many since Winter Solstice. Sunday morning (8:20 a.m. Pacific time) is the full moon/solar festival (10 degrees Pisces/Virgo). It’s also the noisy, joyful, liberating Jewish festival of Purim. (See the Book of Esther.) The Soul’s seed thought for Pisces is “I leave the Father’s house and turning back, I save.” Observant readers recognize similarities between Pisces and Capricorn seed thoughts. For both the disciple/Initiate “turns their back” on ”heaven” choosing a return to Earth to “serve” (Aquarius) and to “save” (Pisces) suffering humanity. The Pisces seed thought is a message of willingness. It knows a supreme sacrifice was made when we left the “place where the Will of God is known,” the “Father’s house,” our original spiritual home prior to successive lives on Earth. We (our Souls) know we left the harmony and unity of the Spiritual world in order to serve the Plan for Humanity (potential world disciple). When we realize these things we understand who we are, why we live on this planet of deep suffering, and what we are to do from this moment forward. As all signs reveal the Path of Light of the Soul, Pisces is the “Light of the world,” which reveals the Light of Life itself ending forever the darkness of matter.” Pisces, the last zodiacal sign, holds all gifts, abilities and seeds of the preceding signs. Pisces also holds the sufferings of humanity as well. These words also explain in depth the person born in Pisces (Sun, moon, rising).

The true history of our world is that long ago, each of us responded to the sacrificial call, symbolized by Pisces, to “save the world”. And so we “went forth, descended into matter, making ourselves instruments of Goodwill for the purpose of radiating to humanity, the kingdoms and Earth the Love the world seeks.” Pisces produces that Love.” And thus “saves.”And to get a sense of what to save and why, with daily updates, go to:  solari.com/blog Space Weather, filament of magnetism on the Sun.

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Feb 25–Mar 3, 2010 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20
Rest and relaxation is most important. Retreat continues to be a need. No matter what you attempt, veils drop in front of you. Should you push forward, you only find clouds of confusion. Go slowly, use your heart, slip into a comforting environment (and shoes), and dance and sing and sway to kirtan.

taurusTaurus
April 21–May 21
Your entire focus is on group work and creation of community. This is correct for it will be through intentionally working with community that sustainability will be assured in the coming years. There is a need to tend to health and exercise to assure us you will continue in the vision and leadership needed to get us from here to there.

geminiGemini
May 22–June 20
The planets, all clustered together in Pisces, sign of saving the world, in your house of world work and how you’re recognized, seen and remembered in the world. What are your thoughts these days concerning your work, profession, career, leadership skills and public life? During this full moon serve those around you with great dedication and love. Make food baskets.

cancerCancer
June 21–July 20
Maintain simplicity this week. Tend to easy chores, seek help if needed. You must maintain health and strength. There’s a possibility of restriction walking or accomplishing tasks or getting from here to wherever for something unexpected may have occurred. This calls for the strength of character that can ask for assistance. If traveling, be sure to have the best of shoes. Drive less.

leoLeo
July 21–August 22
There’s only a bit more of the Mars retro in your sign (till March 10). Have you found yourself working slower, having to redo, review, reassess and create a calm and patient sense of inner resiliency these past months? What is occurring with your money and finances? Something unexpected, expansive, confusion or illuminating? Did financial news from family emerge? Do you need help?

virgoVirgo
August 23–September 22
When the moon’s in Virgo, the Sun’s in your opposite sign of Pisces. Integration takes place between yourself and others—those close to you, intimate friends, those you work and live with and even enemies. Virgo and Pisces, like all opposite signs, shadow each other. The gifts each one possesses the other needs. Thus the shadow eventually integrates, perhaps during this full moon.

libraLibra
September 23–October 22
Is the unusual occurring in your life? With multiple Pisces planets you could be involved with water rushing into your workplace, or engulfed in drugs or a flood of tears for something sad occurring. You could be learning to swim or ride the waves. You could be turning into Mother Teresa saving the world. You could be lost, confused or realize you’re being refined, purified and prepared. What’s happening? Wear veils.

scorpioScorpio
October 23–November 21
Creativity should have slipped into your life quite easily taking you by the hand, creating new interests and goals, asking that you mingle a bit more among artists, writers, musicians, performers so you begin to identify more specifically as highly creative and not just a dark stranger behind sunglasses and long black coat in the bright and radiant sun. Someone shows up to help.

saggSagittarius
November 22–December 20
Many opportunities seem to overflow into your life. So many you may feel under/overwhelmed. Don’t be. Some you’ll understand, some you won’t. Some are good, some not. As they continue to appear, you find yourself at home behind protective barriers. Sometimes we just need to retreat, hide under covers and simply swim toward tranquility. Do this.

capricornCapricorn
December 21–January 20
Because you’re the zodiac’s traditionalist, I suggest following Purim traditions of making food baskets, offering them to family and friends; giving (alms, money, three half-dollar coins) to the poor; and baking Hamentashen (three-cornered hat), three-cornered pastry filled with poppy seeds or nuts and honey while reading from the Book of Esther, the only Old Testament book that does not mention G-d’s name.

aquariusAquarius
January 21–February 18
Should you feel overtaken by either sex or intimacy, by money or finances, and/or by confusion in either of these areas of life, give yourself time to acclimate because something’s unfolding and something’s being refined. Keep close and careful tabs on all money and finances. It’s possible you’ll be taken over by a desire for a very expensive object. Don’t be. It’s an illusion. Wait a month.


piscesPisces
February 19–March 20
This full moon brings the hidden out into the open. It may be a new self-identity. Six planets in Pisces should bring something more than veils forth for you. Speaking of veils, you’ve been behind one for so many years you may no longer recognize what’s real, what’s ahead, what came before and what just passed you by. Like Libra, there may be floods of something. Get yourself thick boots, a warm sweater and a new car.


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

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Good to find back Risa's visions
written by Valerie Swanson-Parmentier, February 25, 2010
Good evening to you,

Just wanted to share that I am so happy to find back Risa's column.... we lived in Santa Cruz in 2002 -2005 and got married there....

Many blessings, peace & peace.


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Wednesday (Feb. 10) is Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. Friday (Feb. 12) is Lincoln’s 207th birthday. Sunday is Valentine’s Day. On Ash Wednesday, with foreheads marked with a cross of ashes, we hear the words, “From dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.” Reminding us that our bodies, made of matter, will remain here on Earth when we are called back. It is our Soul that will take us home again. Lent offers us 40 days and nights of purification in preparation for the Resurrection (Easter) festival (an initiation) and for the Three Spring Festivals (at the time of the full moon)—Aries, Taurus, Gemini. The New Group of World Servers have been preparing since Winter Solstice. The number 40 is significant. The Christ (Pisces World Teacher) was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights prior to His three-year ministry. The purpose of this desert exile was to prepare his Archangel (light) body to withstand the pressures of the Earth plane (form and matter). We, too, in our intentional purifications and prayers during the 40 days of Lent, prepare ourselves (physical body, emotions, lower mind) to receive and be able to withstand the irradiation of will, love/wisdom and light streaming into the Earth at spring equinox, Easter, and the Three Spiritual Festivals. What is Lent? The Anglo-Saxon word, lencten, comes from an ancient spring festival, agricultural rites marking the transition between winter and summer. The seasons reflect changes in nature (physical world) and humanity responds with social festivals of gratitude and of renewal. There is a purification process, prayerfulness in nature and in humanity in preparation for a great flow of spiritual energies during springtime. Valentine’s Day: Aquarius Sun, Taurus moon. Let us offer gifts of comfort, ease, harmony, beauty and satisfaction. Things chocolate and golden. Venus and Taurus things.

 

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