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Esoteric Moving Sale

RisaNewSAs the Pisces waters dissolved things away, allowing entrance into Aries, sign of new beginnings, I write this column in search of those new beginnings. After 12 years (a Jupiter, Ray 2, cycle) the building housing our Astrological & Esoteric Institute, will no longer be available after April 1. The Institute, itself not closing, will be expanding and we will be looking for “all things new” as Aries promises—new buildings, new land, something great and large to build a community and college on. And so from 9 a.m. (no earlier) to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, there will be an Esoteric Moving Sale at the Center, 523 Center and New Streets, and in the back parking lot. What’s available? Items that absorbed 12 years of esoteric and astrological thinking, training, studies, communication, learning, meditation, visualization, new and full moons festivals, invocations and prayer—desks, drawers, computer desk, table, chairs, large pillows, couch, small refrigerator, books, white board, shelf, vacuum, various kitchen and garden things as well as the trees and plants that protected and vitalized our Center for 48 seasons. nightlightnews.com. Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Mar 25–Mar 31, 2010 For Sun and Rising Signs

Come and see if there’s something you might want to take home (purchase) in (esoteric) remembrance. The columns and website will continue. After April 1, (Risa) can be contacted at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and on Facebook. Risa’s Esoteric Astrology is now on Facebook. This is a long-time-coming externalization of our Institute’s astrological and esoteric work, thanks to the dedication of two important people (M. & M.), one of whom relentlessly kept informing me of the increasing fan base of another well known astrologer/musician too famous to mention (R.B.). Pisces are always late bloomers, becoming the most beautiful of flowers in the blue and watery realms they reside in. Read about Aries, the Aries Spring Resurrection Festival (Monday, March 29) and Holy Week at


ariesAries-March 21–April 20

It’s most important to think about tact and positive Right Relations instead of the usual competitiveness, lack of tact, frustrations, headstrongness and brusque aggressiveness. Have the intentions to bring forth diplomacy. Allow your endeavors and physical activities to create spiritual resources that serve others. As you make all things new, make them harmonious, too.

taurusTaurus April 21–May 21

Your subconscious comes to life and all your assertive abilities go into hiding. In the deepest parts of yourself you become brave. You may remember things from the past that create worry or anxiety. Tend to your body and nervous system with care, choosing foods that calm and lessen inflammation. A spiritual presence enters your life. You may attend or join a church.

geminiGemini May 22–June 20

You might find friends coming to see you, meet new ones or join a group or organization that attracts the sociable part of yourself. Some relationships that are not close may fall away, to later reform themselves into better and closer friendships. Whatever your goals, it will be friends who help you move from here to there. Friends can help with money issues, too. And help you value yourself.

cancerCancer June 21–July 20

You wonder about worldly attainment, how you present yourself in public. You want to be remembered. If you usually are shy, this will disappear. The world is your stage for a while and there’s a push to establish yourself and work hard and be the best you can be. And you are the very best because of a new state of determination and drive. Be impulsive, trust yourself, and shed your shell just for a moment or two.

leoLeo July 21–August 22

You find yourself setting goals, planning and considering far distant travels. Your interest in philosophy, religion and education and expanding your horizons appear in dreams. This is a good time. You’re optimistic and your spirit is vitalized because you know in the days ahead you’ll be blazing a trail into the wide and adventurous unknown. Visualization is your guide.

virgoVirgo August 23–September 22

It would be good to read Jung’s “Memories, Dreams and Reflections” during this month. And good to look at, study and even draw symbols so that you can anchor great archetypes that energize your life. These will release the most positive dimensions of your personality and Soul. There will be a seeking for redemption and the way toward this will be revealed in dreams.

libraLibra September 23–October 22

Although not quite aware of this, you’re quite brave. Others see this and are attracted to you. Your recognition of bravery in others is possible because it rests within you like a shadow. You have a great sense of justice and seek, most of the time, peace and harmony. However, there are times when anger takes hold and you lose your way. Think of this as a rainstorm cleansing and clearing the air you breathe. Love more, no matter what.

scorpioScorpio October 23–November 21

Here are questions you might ask yourself these days. Where is my service, what is my service and who do I serve? How is my health, am I tending to my duties with responsibility and care? Do I practice Right Relations with all my relationships, with all kingdoms? Am I determined and do I hold my intensity in high regard? Have I become non-judgmental? Thoughts to ponder.

saggSagittarius November 22–December 20

Most important at this time is your self-expression, your level of creativity, the supreme effort of distinguishing yourself from all others. Are you seeking something romantic, or attempting to have children or simply pursuing entertainment, fun, pleasure, well-being and happiness? You can be fun to be around these days as long as you don’t get impatient. You are quick to frustration. Don’t wear red.

capricornCapricorn December 21–January 20

There is a shift or perhaps an acceleration of your foundation and base of operation. Psychological roots, your childhood, how you were nurtured, how you learned to nurture come into focus. You are fiercely protective of your family and you actively pursue changes in your home. Be very careful of anger, impatience, demands made upon family and loved ones. Make serious plans to play, instead.

aquariusAquarius January 21–February 18

Notice if thinking accelerates and ideas racing through your mind. Writing, the news, communication, speech, connections, making contacts, all become supremely important. They have to be quick though or you lose patience and interest. You become more alert, capable of making snap decision, independence of thought a primary need. Realize every other sign is thinking and acting much slower than you. Read the last line of Libra.

piscesPisces February 19–March 20

You will be wondering what is of value to you as there is a simultaneous need to dispose, give away, sell, and generally release much of what you considered as materially valuable. You will find yourself with perhaps a suitcase or two and laptop, nothing else. And you’ll be on your way. This is a significant time for you. Guard your money. Think before spending. Go where you are needed. Time heals. Risa is Founder & Director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary Wisdom School in Santa Cruz, CA.


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written by denisepowell, March 24, 2010
jeff, well bless your soul, thank you so much. all is well now here in oztralia, i can read my good times and reminesce. make this happen weekly? keep swangin' denise powell

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