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Time of the Forerunner—Navigating a New Future

Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute for week of Sept. 7, 2016

It’s September already! Soon it will be Autumn. Then Halloween, Thanksgiving, Advent, winter solstice and Christmas. The leaves are turning yellow, orange, red and brown. Apples are ripening. In the woods one sees different devas and Archangels for different seasons, protecting Earth, our cosmic planet of suffering and Garden of Eden.

The week ahead is challenging. On Wednesday, Venus/Saturn and Venus/Neptune, we ask, “Where is our money, what are our values, what is our direction?”

Friday Jupiter enters Libra. We’re called to have Right Relations (kindness), creating balance and harmony with all the kingdoms.

Saturday is the third Saturn square Neptune (Sag/Pisces). There’s a fourth in 2020 which includes Jupiter. Calling forth courage amidst confusion and the unknown.

Saturn’s themes are discipline, responsibility, the Teacher, structure, time, the Dweller, Earth, ecological action, intelligence. Neptune’s themes are oil, gas, drugs, poisons, the sea, music and the arts. Neptune is confusion, imagination and dreams. Saturn/Neptune combines science with religion, mind with the heart. Saturn/Neptune dissolves boundaries—thus the vast refugee migrations occurring. Neptune remains in Pisces (sign of the Savior) until 2025.

We are in the time of the Forerunner (preparing for the reappearance of the Christ). It is a time of world purification. We also see great difficulty and resistance to this purification. Humanity is entering an economic reorientation that will change our world. Thus the structures (Saturn) we are used to continue to dissolve (Neptune). We must begin to navigate into a new future. One that we choose. Not one that is chosen for us. It’s time to seriously consider the alternative. Building actual communities together. How? Beginning with conversations, neighborhood by neighborhood. Who has the courage to initiate this?


ARIES: The season’s about to change and so must our health regimes, diets, ways we exercise and plan our day. Through this Virgo Mercury retro, it’s good to begin thinking along new lines, preparing for the coming changes in light, color, sun, shadows. These changes are reflected within ourselves, too. Relationships need extra tending so everyone doesn’t feel cold, alone, withdrawn and left out.

TAURUS: You will be out and about, learning new things, attending lectures, classes, and gathering information. Always your life and its task, illuminating the minds of humanity, are serious and disciplined. It would be good to consider what would be playful for you, bring enjoyment, fun, calling forth your lightness and sense of spontaneity. Perhaps you need to swim.

GEMINI: What constitutes family to you, whether biological, friend, group (esoteric?), colleagues, etc., matters more and more. Something is not complete with someone, or maybe you need to visit someone to bring forth the next stage in relationship(s). Harmony’s your focus with a touch of compromise (not much). Listening to others until you understand the essential message is a parallel goal. All of this brings love forth—your task.

CANCER: Make contact. These two words have a depth most don’t understand. Making contact releases Love. But it must be true, real and intentional contact. It must be from the heart, connecting heart to heart, Soul-to-Soul. The results are that the Love released creates liberation for everyone. However, you are the one to begin this process. Do this ceaselessly, quietly, with heartfelt intention with all kingdoms. Begin in the garden.

LEO: There’s a sense within that you must not only create a new plan concerning finances and resources, but that a new state of values must also come forth. If there are people close to you, you may want to communicate more deeply with them, sharing your values, asking what values they hold and what values are held in common. What are your desires and aspirations for the future, based on these values?

VIRGO: You will want to come out of the shadows and into a greater light. Standing in shadows, perhaps in the shadow of another, is of comfort to you. However, there comes a time when we each must define ourselves, recognize our own self-identity, understand what we initiate, realize that we’re capable, summon our confidence, and seek a new support system. Am I speaking to Virgo or Pisces? Both. For they are the shadow of the other.

LIBRA: This morning I saw a drawing of a sheaf of wheat—a Virgo symbol of nourishment for humanity. I thought of Libra, and what nourishes them. Relationships, beauty, friends, equilibrium, balance, love, sacrifice, art. It’s the art of the wheat sheaf that caught my eye, and I thought Librans must get back to their art in whatever form interests them. Some paint, some have galleries, some are collectors. What is your art form? It’s calling to you.

SCORPIO: Do you sense restlessness, that there’s a group that belongs to you, yet somehow you can’t find it or they you? As you both search for the other, assess your present and future goals (again). They’ve changed recently or are in the process. So many of us are on the fence, indecisive about the future. We must summon patience. Speak with those close to you. Ask for their visions and goals. Listen with understanding.

SAGITTARIUS: For one intense month the perfect execution of your creative work is a priority. It always is, but a new dimension has been added. Multiple ideas flow through your mind; you’re being impressed with ideas that may become ideals, and later, goals. There’s an inner enthusiasm. You’re gestating a new reality. Do you sense the need to begin something? Share your ideas with others who love to listen. Diplomacy is paramount.

CAPRICORN: What will you do when autumn begins? It’s only weeks away. It seems like something’s calling you, someone, somewhere. May it’s a garden deva. Perhaps it’s a course of study, something you want (or need) to learn. Is there somewhere you want to visit, travel to, discover? There also may be something you need to say to someone far away. Something lovely your ways comes (soon).

AQUARIUS: Take extra care with your money and resources. Use this time to discriminate between what is needed and what is not. Give away what is no longer useful and then give more away. Giving provides us with meaning, a true sense of service. Giving liberates and allows everyone involved to move forward in their lives. Give to yourself, then give of yourself. With love.

PISCES: We are to do our best wherever we find ourselves. Many of us are uncertain these days, on the fence (uncomfortable), unable to know where we’re going, what to do when we don’t know what to do, and how to provide our gifts when opportunities don’t seem to exist. Again, we (especially Pisces at this time) are to work at our best in the place we find ourselves. Relationships need a bit of compromise. A bit of surrender. You understand.

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Risa is the founder of the Esoteric Astrological Institute and a writer, teacher, esoteric astrologer and counselor. She writes of the new culture and civilization, religion, art, literature, history and the New Group of World Servers. Risa envisions creating an Aquarian community village, the New Sharing Society, a garden and 'lighted house" for humanity, with schools for all ages, including an Arts & Astrology College, where everyone learns astrology as the language of understanding. She also has a masters degree in Psychology and does occasional readings.
Write Risa at risagoodwill[at]gmail.com. Read Risa here and daily on Facebook.

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