We are in the time and under the influence of Sagittarius, sign of the wanderer, good food, good music, and the joy (Jupiter as ruler) that occurs from giving to others while simultaneously giving thanks from our hearts. Having the Thanksgiving holiday during the month of Sag is not a mistake. No other sign understands joy (an aspect of the Soul) as Sag (except Pisces when not in despair). “Sag is a beam of directed and focused light. The beam reveals a greater light ahead, illuminating the Way to the center of the Light,” emitting the Ray of Joyfulness.
Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude; in the form of prayers, thoughts, feelings, wishes, hopes and greetings. Gratitude is something we still need to learn. Gratitude creates goodwill. Together, gratitude and goodwill create the “thought-form of solution” for humanity and our world’s problems. Gratitude and goodwill are the prerequisites for the reappearance of the Christ, the Aquarian World Teacher. In Ancient Wisdom texts it is written, “being grateful is the hallmark of one who is enlightened.” Gratitude comes from the Soul—the characteristics of which are love and wisdom (Ray 2).
Gratitude is scientifically and occultly (mental, not emotional) a releasing agent. Gratitude liberates us and everything around us. Also a service to others, gratitude is deeply scientific in nature, releasing us from the past and laying open our future path leading to the new culture and civilization, the new laws and principles, the rising light of Aquarian, the Age of Friendship and Equality. The Hierarchy lays much emphasis upon gratitude. Let us be grateful this year and this season together. And so now the days of light illuminating the darkness begin (December’s festivals and feast days). Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I am grateful for all of you, my readers.
Esoteric Astrology as News for Week Nov. 27 – Dec. 3, 2014
Aries-March 21–April 20
Something unusual occurs with money or things you hold in common with others. Also, your astrology displays a Pisces flavor—an act of surrender, a revelation, or a feeling of being behind a curtain or veil. You will remember the way your mother (or grandmother) tended and cared for you. You will attempt to recreate their food. You will finally understand praise and thankfulness. Quietly.
Taurus April 21–May 21
Hopefully you’re home, with family and friends, and you have access to things that nurture. If not, make it so. You will ponder upon your family in the past, remember a time when you felt life was bountiful. It still is. Know this. Do get some peace and quiet amidst all the work you’ll find to do for the world. We’re grateful to you.
Gemini May 22–June 20
You’re working internally and externally, thinking and then acting. In the months to come, it will be important to ponder on future plans and goals. It is also most important to create more cooperation between yourself and those around you, balancing your self-interests with those of others. Allow no conflict to arise between life at home and life at work. They are one. Tend to a garden.
Cancer June 21–July 20
You may spend more than you have, be hungrier than usual, and a bit more temperamental and touchy. Ouch! Read what I wrote for Libra. Apply it. Watch for impressions, vivid ideas, thoughts that lead to more independence, further resources, and a set of disciplines that make you feel more safe and secure. A new inner structure and coordination is happening.
Leo July 21–August 22
Libra’s information also applies to you. Organize your financial information, keep up to date on taxes and insurances, check investments, tend to debts (monetary, emotional), tithe 10 percent and save 10 percent for yourself. Be close to family, share with them ideas, plans and fears. They care for you. Be kind in your speech. Remember gratitude. Then magic occurs.
Virgo August 23–September 22
Spend time with loved ones and those close by. Compromise and have the intention for Right Relations. As you extend gratitude to everyone and everything in your life, be forgiving in areas where you judge yourself. Remember there is no failure. There are only successive stages of learning. Work calls. Maintain a firm discipline.
Libra September 23–October 22
Tend carefully to finances; try not to spend on things not needed. Save resources for family members or emergencies. An innovative idea will occur to you concerning how to better save and how to build monetary safety for the future. Think about family wealth (not only money but information, land, a legacy, etc.). Attempt to be prepared when the economic reorientation occurs. Begin now.
Scorpio October 23–November 21
After giving profound thanks for all that you have (and all that’s packed away for some eventful and eventual later time) and for your bright and enlightened mind, it may be time to give some attention to your finances and slow down on any new output of monies till previous debts are paid. Abundance will continue. Some (many) things in boxes, hidden away, now need to be sold.
Sagittarius November 22–December 20
You are vulnerable at this time. Usually, you aren’t, but now you are. And in that vulnerability great ideas appear. Write about them. They contain a power for the future and since your senses are always attuned to humanity, the subject of your ideas is what humanity is interested in. Don’t tell anyone—just one or two. Keep your ideas secret lest they dissolve away. New paths emerge. Different ones.
Capricorn December 21–January 20
You would do well to give thanks for all hidden things in your life, all those events and people that completely transformed you. And even those things that made you weary. Something new enters your world. In preparation, tend to everything close to home with care and awareness. Good things always come with gratitude.
Aquarius January 21–February 18
Create a journal of hopes, wishes and future dreams. There will be information as you write that turns into goals. For now tend to what is most important around you. Clean and clear away what seems confused, unkempt, untidy, disorganized, overflowing or incomplete. Change will occur in the coming new year. Uranus prepares you for a future that is unexpected, filled with love and freedom and community.
Pisces February 19–March 20
Gratitude propels you forward, releases the past, sets you free. You can be grateful for knowing this. There’s a ladder you’re seeking. Know also that you’re a true leader, that you will eventually turn and serve humanity in ways you better understand. For now it’s time to rest, ponder on new ideas and plans. Refine them. Concentrate on love within relationships. You’ve changed.
Risa is Founder & Director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary Wisdom School in Santa Cruz, CA.