It’s a complex week of planetary movements, challenges, demands and callings. We’re in the time of the Leo Sun. Leo—fixed fire, gold, the heart, generous, strong, noble, the king/queen—needs appreciation and praise from everyone in order to move forward. During Leo we gain a greater sense of self-identification by recognizing our creativity. It’s therefore a perfect time for Venus retrograding in Leo. In Venus retrograde we review and re-assess values. Venus retro in Leo concerns our self as valuable, acknowledging talents, gifts, abilities and offerings. Friday, Venus re-enters Leo (29 degrees, a critical degree) continuing the retrograde to 14 degrees Leo on Sept. 6.
Friday (Full Moon) is also the (8 degrees) Leo solar festival, Festival of the Future. Leo is the heart of the sun, the heart of all that matters. When attuned to this heart, we have understanding and inclusivity. The heart of the Lion is Mitra (think “Maitreya,” the coming World Teacher). Leo prepares humanity to receive divine love from subtle sources and later to radiate that love to the kingdoms. Sirius, Ray 2, where love originates, streams through Regulus (heart of Leo), into the heart of the sun (Ray 2) and into all hearts. The heart of Leo is Regulus. Joining Venus, the love underlying all of creation appears.
Saturday is Sun/Neptune (confusion or devotion) with late night Saturn turning stationary direct. Ideas, plans and structures held long in abeyance (since March 14) slowly move forward. (Read more on Leo and the week at nightlightnews.org and Risa D’Angeles’ Facebook page, accessed through my website.)
Esoteric Astrology as News for Week of July 29
Aries-March 21–April 20
A new and unusual era begins for you, including a new belief in yourself (gradually forming) and a new way of working in the world (also gradual). Careful of health and diet. Be regular with exercise, pure diet, minerals and vitamins. Sometimes fiery (and/or mutable) signs can’t maintain a health regimen. However, they’re vital to your present tasks and upcoming demands and essential to your longevity.
Taurus April 21–May 21
In so many ways you’re becoming the fish (Pisces) of the zodiac. Some may find this disheartening. However, it’s very special having Pisces characteristics. Yes, it’s difficult to see clearly, understand the world and to walk. Yes, you see other worlds and know only the moment is real. However, Pisces (and your) job description is the world savior. You understand differently.
Gemini May 22–June 20
The message each week focuses on the same information—that due to your participation in groups, both you and they increase in knowledge and in love. It’s good to begin discriminating which groups are part of the New Group of World Servers (NGWS) and who are the people of goodwill. Here is a clue. The NGWS and people of goodwill create no separations. They are the world observers. They call to you.
Cancer June 21–July 20
So many things are culminating for you, long-held hopes and wishes are coming true and these will bring forth new opportunities and a deeper love to give and receive. You often act alone, rarely asking for help. Where you find yourself now was achieved with assistance from others. Now new realities appear, new goals, hopes, wishes and dreams. And healing. Someone has left. Someone appears.
Leo July 21–August 22
In the next year your horizons will expand. You have travel fever and wanderlust, which means your life is about to open up, your mind ready, willing and able to accept new realities. The next year should be a philosophical adventure. During the Venus retrograde you prepare for new relationships with new values. You remember wounds that dissolved relationships. You experience sadness. Then forgiveness. Happy Birthday.
Virgo August 23–September 22
The keywords now for you—change, power, death, rebirth, reorientation, inheritance, wills, finances and shared resources. Some or all will come for a visit at one time or another. All change can bring chaos, mayhem and disorder. Try not to misapply, misuse or abuse any of them or, like a serpent protecting itself, the bite is poisonous. You understand. Accept all that occurs as part of your life narrative. So interesting!
Libra September 23–October 22
Good things will occur in the next year. Money and resources increase. These create new responsibilities. Sometimes, with money, we don’t know what to do with it. It’s important to share resources, to offer tithes to those in need. Does family need help? Begin there first. We are given resources to assist each other. In the Venus retrograde (Venus is your personal planet) review dreams, wishes, hopes, fears, values and resources. What is given is returned tenfold. Give forgiveness, too.
Scorpio October 23–November 21
In all things, especially food, diet, health and exercise there must be constancy and a rhythm created. Make sure food and drink placed in your body is pure. If not, over time health begins to fail. You have the ability to not let this occur. It’s good to examine if your daily life choices are serving you. Are you helping others? Have the courage to change some life perceptions. The teacher nears.
Sagittarius November 22–December 20
You will have days in which everything is in a state of release, transformation and change, and then days of harmony, ease and blended realities. This tension will create the attention needed to create new things (artistic) and to express yourself differently. If a parent, you’ll enhance and improve everything about and for your children (nieces, nephews, etc.). In between these high endeavors you realize the need for fun, beauty, love and pleasure. And something appearing soon in the future.
Capricorn December 21–January 20
At times being the parent or head of household or business will feel so vast you’ll want to run away. Running is a good thing (for exercise, to win a race), but usually one must return home again. Everyone needs you. We know if you hear the words “needs you” again, you’ll explode! You’re restless for new realities, more psychological, physical and emotional room. What you also need is support from someone who truly believes in you. Where’s your mommy?
Aquarius January 21–February 18
You’re busy learning new information (or seeking it out). It could be trave is happening soon. Over time the where will appear. Have you been or are you in contact with brothers and sisters, relatives, family? Whether relations with them are good or not, be more in touch. Don’t expect anything in return. You need to encounter many things new. How do you learn best? Where would you like to be?
Pisces February 19–March 20
You’re on the very edge of things, waiting for new realities, learning to value yourself and asking how to use money appropriately. You want to begin something, or to end something. Most important is how you feel about yourself, which, in the past year, has been up and down. A change must occur, a resource, a safe haven, a refuge. In Permaculture (observes living systems), “the most diversity exists at the edges … where change happens naturally.” Remain at the edge.
Risa is Founder & Director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary Wisdom School in Santa Cruz, CA.
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