Jupiter turned direct Wednesday morning as Mercury joined Uranus in Aries—all things new, including the individual self, coming forth into the light of day. Mercury/Uranus informs us we are different and thus have great tasks to accomplish in visualizing, building and creating the new culture and civilization. That time has come and that time is now. Jupiter’s passage through Leo is a specific time zone where we are to realize, recognize, expand and cultivate our talents and gifts which have purpose and design—they, too, are on a time schedule. Jupiter in Leo (Who am I? What are my gifts? How do I discover them? Does anyone see them? Are they important?) has been retrograde since April. We began 2015 with Jupiter retrograde in Leo. Retrograde’s tasks are of review, reassessment, renewal, refusal if need be, and rapprochement (returning to what once left behind). As Jupiter was retrograde in Leo we were to focus on our gifts, discovering, recognizing and gathering them so that when Jupiter was once again moving forward (out into the world) we would be able to show them off for the world to see. Jupiter is the planet of expansion, a social planet, fusing and blending heart, mind and love. Jupiter is the heart of the Sun, Ray 2, distributing love and wisdom, shining brightness and love into the world. Jupiter creates synthesis, which love does for everything. Jupiter is the Lord of Wisdom in Sag, Lord of Love in Pisces. In our new Aquarian Age, Jupiter at its heart provides us with limitless blessings. In astrology charts, along with rising sign and north node, Jupiter reveals our spiritual purpose, showing us where in life our gifts stream forth.
Esoteric Astrology as News for Week of April 8
Aries-March 21–April 20
You are participating in many realms, experiencing multiple realities. The energies are dynamic, contemplative, fiery and liquid, leading at times to excessive activities and the subtlest of blues. Attempt to focus within the heart of what matters. Then, in quietude, new ideas, not yet to be acted upon, come forth. Ask, “Are these for the goodwill of everyone?” The answer leads to the best course of action. The times are critical.
Taurus April 21–May 21
You’re always in serious study and research, sorting out historical, medical, scientific details, feelings, instincts, and intuitions. The main purpose is the discovery of the truth of what matters, the hidden essential depths. You counsel many others that the timing for action is not here yet, the true path isn’t discovered, the past isn’t reoriented. Moving forward without right direction or timing, you tell us, we lose our way.
Gemini May 22–June 20
Love often hides from others so you can bring it forth for everyone to see. Venus helps you assess wants, needs, and aspirations—yours and others. Certain pleasures are delayed until the right time for play comes forth. Everything’s astrological. Be aware of the spring festivals. Gemini is Ray 2 (Love/Wisdom). You are to radiate Ray 2 at the Festivals for humanity’s upliftment. Allow nothing to interrupt meditations.
Cancer June 21–July 20
Anything unresolved with those close to you reappears. Jupiter attempts to unlock and bring forth great love through you into the world. Therefore, what’s unresolved must be healed before being set aside. Connect with everyone with grace and equanimity. Remember, “Love underlies all happenings.” Life creates meaningful encounters through testing, so that we are strengthened and made whole again.
Leo July 21–August 22
You might need a spaceship to navigate the fires of expansion (Jupiter) and change occurring in your life. See yourself at a seashore building a fire at water’s edge. Contemplate both elements; fire and water. When joined together, new realities, directions and abilities emerge. You’re challenged to maintain equanimity, a steady course when emotions overwhelm. You can do this. Someone’s love steadies you.
Virgo August 23–September 22
You’re to be extra practical and creative with money and finances, especially those held in common with another. And with day-to-day events, plans, connections and agendas. Focus on how to bring balance and harmony, caution and care into all situations, especially those veiled and hidden. The month brings paradoxes and polarities. Stand in the middle where the light is. This is your new journey.
Libra September 23–October 22
You continue to consider what you provide to others, especially those close to you. You also review your needs in relationships, acknowledging you’re happy. Know what you give you receive in return a hundredfold. It’s like tithing. You always seek harmony above conflict, along with ease, depth, more meaning, closeness amidst freedom. Is there someone in your life you have not forgiven? Or don’t understand?
Scorpio October 23–November 21
Express yourself these weeks and months through your body—exercise, swimming, walking, running, dancing, tai-chi, yoga, boating, sports, etc. Expressing yourself through the body is most important for its movement that needs to occur. It will vitalize your blood, sustaining and stabilizing your highly emotional sensitivities. Past and present daily life stresses make escape necessary. Escape into exercise for ease, balance and equanimity to emerge.
Sagittarius November 22–December 20
Call forth your mind and spiritual will to focus on two life needs—creativity and health. Think prevention first. It’s most important to enjoy yourself. This brings forth health and expanded creativity. Cultivate confidence in your intelligence, planning, humor and being mindful. Your communication uplifts and strengthens others. Ponder this during the spring festival. It’s a most subtle yet potent time for you.
Capricorn December 21–January 20
As you tend to needed domestic (home, family) responsibilities you can sense the deep transformations occurring within. Pluto is bringing forth the great change. Pluto can be a taskmaster. Be careful to care for yourself during these times of change. Rest is important. Careful with impatience and communication—saying words you regret later. Don’t work to the point of exhaustion. You are Persephone emerging into the springtime during the Festivals.
Aquarius January 21–February 18
Careful with Right Communication and Right Use of Money. Maintain financial limits, yet give where needed. Right Actions and Right Discipline allows the intuition to emerge. With no discipline intuition has nothing to focus upon. Give more. Then more will be given, and more asked of you. Both must occur. Think on your life and the goodness it provides. This goodness is to be shared.
Pisces February 19–March 20
In the coming months although you may feel somewhat disoriented and dizzy, Neptune’s reorientation, you will also come to a great awareness of yourself, the Vesta-self—the fiery hidden parts of ourselves. You will also continue be acquainted with your wounds. Knowledge of them will deepen over time, until they become the ways you help heal the world. Tend to resources with mindfulness. Everything is a resource. You included.
Risa is Founder & Director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary Wisdom School in Santa Cruz, CA.
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