The full moon of Wednesday brings light to Thanksgiving (Thursday) under the Sagittarius Sun and Mercury. Mercury in Sag offers humanity the message (Mercury) of thankfulness and joy (Jupiter). No other sign represents food, music and joy better than Sagittarius (only Pisces, when not in despair). Beginning on Thanksgiving, we can list what we’re grateful for. Then we can continue the list, creating a daily Gratitude Journal. What we are grateful for always increases in our lives. On Thanksgiving Saturn/Neptune square (challenging) is in full effect. This can manifest as traditions not being honored, disappearing, falling away. It can also create a sense of sadness, confusion, of things not working out as planned. It’s best to be as simple as possible. And to focus on gratitude instead.
Gratitude is a service to others. It is scientifically and occultly a releasing agent. Releasing us from the past, allowing our future—the new culture and civilization, the new Aquarian laws and principles, the rising light of Aquarius, the Age of Friendship and Equality—to come forth. Gratitude and goodwill create the “thought-form of solution for humanity and the world’s problems.” The hierarchy lays great emphasis upon expressing gratitude. Gratitude illuminates all that is in darkness. Let us be grateful during this season together. Being, for others, the light that illuminates the darkness.
A Poem by R.W. Emerson: We are grateful … “For each new morning with its light/For rest and shelter of the night/For health and food/For love and friends/For everything thy goodness sends.” (poem by R.W. Emerson). I am grateful for my family of readers.
Esoteric Astrology as News for Week of November 25
Aries March 21–April 20
You’re grateful for family, however they are in your life. You’re grateful you know everyone’s a character. You’re one, too. Over the months you find that home and land are vitally important. You seek to belong, have roots, create a foundation that supports your needs. You seek a community where you can serve. At home you find the need for more space, more room, more balance. For contentment.
Taurus April 21–May 21
You’re grateful for your education and ability to communicate. You increase your studies in order to illuminate others. What you learn is communicated to others. Everyone is grateful. You understand the most complex realities and explain them in plain simple language. Deep down there’s joy in teaching and sharing knowledge. For so long you didn’t think you could.
Gemini May 22–June 20
You’re grateful for the tangible things in your life, for your enthusiasm and your gift of feeling worthy, spontaneous, smart and talented. You’re most grateful for your charm. A greater sense of self-worth reveals itself, attracting abundance in surprising ways. New talents appear. You develop these, which develops your creativity. Praise others more.
Cancer June 21–July 20
You’re grateful for your health, improving and getting better every day. You’re grateful for the increasing vitality and for being able to help others with knowledge and poise. When challenges appear you still exhibit gratitude in your home life, with those who love and care for you, and for stability and balance. Something new is coming to your home. A new rhythm, agenda, order or beauty.
Leo July 21–August 22
You realize a new sense of values and the self as valuable, loving and good. It’s important to be out and about in the neighborhood (like Mr. Rogers in his neighborhood. He was always grateful). You have the ability to express yourself with more joy and enthusiasm and to understand more things outside yourself. Allow yourself to creatively recognize others more. Then the golden crown rests easier on your head.
Virgo August 23–September 22
Is there something occurring in the present reminding you of times past? Long ago someone helped create your value system. You have remained within this system. It’s time now to expand beyond it. It is good to assess what your new values might be. A new sense of identity begins to grow within, outward. It will increase in the coming months. You’re grateful. Your heart lotus opens all its petals.
Libra September 23–October 22
Life feels more balanced. The key is gratitude. For this balance, you’re grateful. Gratitude releases pent-up energies, allowing you to be more forgiving and understanding. You consider events in your life in terms of fairness. Know you’re the fairest of them all. Offer your optimism, joy, and cheerfulness to the abandoned ones. A generosity begins. You realize giving creates freedom. You’re grateful. Someone waits.
Scorpio October 23–November 21
Everything is behind the scenes, more so than usual. You retreat once more into privacy. You’re grateful for this opportunity. You realize how protected and insulated you are, how this allows you to develop more gratitude, which eliminates fears, betrayals, sadness, loss and guilt. These are Scorpio feelings. Dreams are prevalent. And visions and revelations. Love, too.
Sagittarius November 22–December 20
You’re thankful for all life experiences—good, bad, indifferent. Sometimes you’re satiated with those experiences. They stop you in your tracks. You realize you must begin to assess, eliminate and take control of the reins. You’re grateful for the myriad goals presented. You see those goals, reach those goals, then more goals appear. You feel like a point of light. You’re the horse and the rider on the horse. Knight of the Roundtable.
Capricorn December 21–January 20
You’re grateful for the shoes you wear. Sturdy enough to take you up to the mountaintop to see the rising sun. At times you’re the scapegoat, then the unicorn. Sometimes you’re in the wilderness. You like the wilderness. The mysteries reside there. You’re able to work the earth, rest on the mountaintop. For everything you’re grateful. These are metaphors, meaning you’re sure-footed, emotionally balanced, a lover of life. You understand these things.
Aquarius January 21–February 18
You’re the light that shines on Earth, across the sea. You shine for others when they cannot see. You purify the fields till the dark is gone. Know these things. Then your light shines brighter. You love to be all things to humanity. You’re grateful when you serve. It brings your essence forth. You can often be impersonal. Your love has its own strength. It’s pure and potent because it comes from Jupiter, the heart of Aquarius.
Pisces February 19–March 20
You’re one of the artists of the zodiac with imaginative thoughts, dreams and visions. Circumstances will be such that a certain detachment, renunciation and a turning away (the Law of Repulse, a Law of the Soul) will occur. Eventually, for these you are grateful, leading you to a greater state of liberation and freedom. You need rest and fun and a bit of romance. Visualize these each day. Magic happens.
Risa is Founder & Director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary Wisdom School in Santa Cruz, CA.
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