When we study and apply astrology in our daily lives, we are anchoring new Aquarian thinking. Study, application and use of astrology, understanding its language, builds the new world, the new culture and civilization. Astrologers are able to plan right timing and right action. Next week is Thanksgiving (Thursday, Nov. 26). It’s good to understand the energies influencing us in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. When we know these things we are able to make Right Choices, have Right Action. We link heaven and Earth, our minds with the starry energies that influence us. Let us consider the following influences.
The North Node (point in space where sun and moon meet, representing humanity’s present/future pathway) has just entered Virgo. Virgo is about food, purity, cleanliness, service, detail, order and organization. What can we learn from this? Because these energies are available to us we, too, can have intentions and a rhythm of order and organization, purity and cleanliness.
Sunday, the sun enters Sag, joining Mercury (we have high ideals, many goals). Tuesday, Mercury/Saturn (structured disciplined thinking) squares Neptune (thoughts, ideas, goals dissolve away). Wednesday is 3 degree Sagittarius solar festival (full moon).
Sag’s keynote is, “We see a goal, we achieve that goal, and then we see another.” We might have many plans and goals for Thanksgiving. However, on Thanksgiving those goals may be dashed. Saturn (structure) squares Neptune. All structures and plans dissolve and fall away. What is our response to this? We simplify all that we do. We plan on everything changing. We don’t fret. We adapt instead. Adaptation is the behavior of the Disciple. Sagittarius is the sign of the Disciple.
Esoteric Astrology as News for Week of November 18
Aries March 21–April 20
Relationship interactions will call you to tell the truth, to ask for what you want and need, to reflect and figure out what you’re willing to offer in return. Not providing information, not exploring and explaining actions, desires and aspirations in relationships keep everyone in the dark. True love is communication. Communication creates true love. Nothing else matters.
Taurus April 21–May 21
It’s important to plan, create agendas and schedules that bring order into daily life. It’s important that rhythms be established, priorities stated, goals set, and details worked out so you can achieve greater efficiency. Allow nothing to get in the way of creating what to you is essential daily discipline. This prepares you for the future. You actually know what that future will be.
Gemini May 22–June 20
For months there have been thoughts of a new creative endeavor. Then, the time was not right, the season hadn’t arrived. You know there’s a time and season for everything and Geminis intelligently follow them. It’s time to list the projects you’ve only thought about, choosing several to follow through with. Conflict turns into harmony, confidence into well-being. Virtues appear.
Cancer June 21–July 20
Certain situations have placed you between two different realities. These you created and at some time you must attempt their balance. However, each day this becomes more difficult. What’s at stake are truthful values. You are asking which values are most important. Within you and at home are the places where change must take place. Ponder upon your choices. They are your tests.
Leo July 21–August 22
Has it been difficult these past two months for others to understand your sense of pulling back in order to create. Perhaps it’s a bit lonely and you’ve felt misunderstood. Perhaps you longed for clarity thinking it would never arrive. A new structure has emerged. You no longer need to enter into silent retreat because of difficulties in communication. Discernment was the purpose for the last several months.
Virgo August 23–September 22
Tend carefully to resources for a true perspective of where you stand financially. Is something occurring at home, perhaps a state of change or dissatisfaction, a sense of restriction that leads to a complete restructuring of your surroundings? Do you want to run away from home, wondering if you have adequate funds? Take a bit more time to reflect on your choices. Different answers emerge soon.
Libra September 23–October 22
In the past several months a new vision of self has begun to emerge. Perhaps unexpected wounds created this. Now you want to look a certain way that enhances your self-esteem and creates a balance between how you feel and how you’re perceived. It’s been important in the last years for your desires to manifest. Now that you have much of what you hoped for, whom will you begin to assist? With whom will you share your prosperity?
Scorpio October 23–November 21
That nebulous feeling of not knowing anything, even the time of day, the month and perhaps year, is slowly dissolving and with it comes a sense of knowing once again what you want and need, understanding desires and aspirations. For so long you’ve heard yourself saying, “I don’t know, I’m not sure.” Allow circumstances to present themselves before stepping into new situations. Watch, look and listen.
Sagittarius November 22–December 20
It’s good to assess who your true friends and acquaintances are. It’s important to know whom to turn to for care, warmth and true respect. So much is in flux and change that we must begin to understand where real support comes from and where our support is accepted. Reach out and touch those you care about. Surround them with love and appreciation. The planets, entering Sagittarius, increase your vital potency.
Capricorn December 21–January 20
Everyone who comes in contact with you realizes you are a teacher, someone to be reckoned with. They realize that although you may have a sense of humor and be the life of the party, it’s best not to cross, take advantage of, ignore, or treat you unkindly. They realize you have values and principles of right relations and goodwill. Every month, list your likes and dislikes, needs and wants. Then post it for everyone to see. Begin with family.
Aquarius January 21–February 18
Many changes and uncertainties have occurred in the past months. Hopes and visions you held seemed to dissolve due to the arrival of unusual tasks and responsibilities. Now there is fresh air, time to choose and eliminate. You can take a stand on the direction of your life and figure out what’s an illusion and what is reality. Things, people and information far way seem vital and significant. Contact all of them.
Pisces February 19–March 20
Observe the tasks you accomplish each day. Observe also your thoughts, focus, goals, and intentions? Observe what you want and need? You can begin with what you don’t want and need. Paradoxes flourish in your life. To be efficient and balanced you must stand in the middle, betwixt and between. Focus on the small daily details of your life. The larger greater life events will appear on their own. Develop daily rhythms. Rhythm protects us.
Risa is Founder & Director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary Wisdom School in Santa Cruz, CA.
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