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Gifts for Festival Week: Risa’s Stars Dec. 18-24

Esoteric astrology as news for the week of Dec. 18, 2019

It is Festival Week of the New Group of World Servers (Dec. 21-28).

Every seven years at winter solstice, there is a downpour of a particular light from a great constellation originating beyond our solar system. This light enters our planet via Saturn (planet of opportunity), through Capricorn (sign of Initiation) and streams into our world. This energy stimulates a great spiritual awakening, calling the New Group of World Servers (NGWS), disciples and all of humanity to embark upon new spiritual endeavors. It empowers those dedicated to peace and harmony, love and truth everyone seeks. 

This inflow of energy at solstice enhances the work of the New Group of World Servers, women and men who work for freedom and justice. During Festival Week, we link worldwide in prayer, meditation, reflection, and radiation. It is a week of “Group Impact” (disciples work in groups).

Initiating the festival on Dec. 21 is a Global Moment of Silence, preceded by a ringing of bells (1pm PT). We invite everyone to join us. Have your bells ready!  Simultaneously, Hanukkah begins Sunday night (Dec. 22) and Christmas (solar eclipse and new moon) is the following Wednesday (Dec. 25). So many festivals! In the meantime, like the three Magi astrologer kings, what gifts shall we give?

ARIES: Things hot and red, a bike that goes zoom zoom, everything fiery—including candles, firecrackers, incense, things that flicker in the dark. Crayolas that glow in the dark, silly putty and a new glow-in-the-dark paintbrush, one that seethes and sparkles with glitter. Hats (to contain their fire). Bike lights or a miner’s light for their Ajna Center (third eye), illuminating the way. Things white, red, rouge, ruby, and for some secret reason, violet. Mirrors. Anything thrilling.

TAURUS: A gardener to plant all their veggie and herb starts; a yogurt machine with various starters from around the world. A greenhouse—actually several (two, three, four). They know food in the near future will be the only commodity. Gardening tools, wild desert sage and honey. A nature walk identifying wild mushrooms. A barometer and weather thermometer. Any how-to books. A cow (Irish Dexter) for milk. Bees. Gardening gloves.

GEMINI: Things to read and write with, both ancient (Basho’s poetry, calligraphy brush) and new (a Mac, iPhone, iPod, Kindle). Things that whirl about, glitter in the sun or resemble butterflies, which resemble their mind and can’t endure one moment of being still. All types of gadgets that engage their hands, fascinating at first, useless later. A new washing machine and a clutch of bare-root roses: fragrant heirlooms and climbers. Teach them to crochet.

CANCER: Cancer people are water babies, no matter how old they are. Decorative Kleenex containers and a mountain of Kleenex is a priority. They cry a lot. They’re sensitive. Things from the ocean, like pearl puddles (jewelry), creams and soaps made from Dead Sea minerals. Containers, baskets, vessels, pots and pans, secret boxes, music boxes. A showerhead reminiscent of a rainforest. Tell them they’re your treasure from the sea. Family album. Recipes. A dish of fresh cooked crab.

LEO: Wait! Leos want to be the one and only treasure of the zodiac! Leos, sensitive too, are also fire (like Aries) but a different kind of fire. They seem to be from the sun. Without the sun, Leos are SAAD. Make sure they have adequate light shining upon them. No gloomy shades, curtains or dark colors for them! Give them things that shine like the sun, are aglow and glitter. Opera, ballet, theatre tickets, recycled gold, silver and platinum. Rose gold (yellow gold and copper) is especially beautiful to reflect Leo’s heart.

VIRGO: Virgo loves, on everyday levels, to clean, clear, order, and organize. Virgo is my Chiron! Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day cleaning products. Zum cleaning products. Virgo, always gestating a new state of consciousness, hidden away from everyone except for a few. They need bookshelves, notebooks, pencil cases and sharpeners, stamps, reading lights, a silver pencil, a spa membership, anything about self-improvement, a book called Just Listen by Mark Goulston. And the sound of silence.

LIBRA: Art, art and more art. The kind that, at the very first glance, is beautiful, balanced and harmonious. Flower seeds and bulbs, fruit trees (apricot or lemon), a kitchen herb garden, scented candles, mirrors (to see they are the fairest or most handsome), magazine subscriptions (a gift each month), Belgian chocolates, a bottle of Fu-Ki Japanese Plum wine, more glass baubles for their already overcrowded Hanukkah bush or Christmas tree. A party. A gossip magazine.

SCORPIO: Things deep red, violet, black, fragrant with exotic scents (sandalwood, patchouli, bergamot, myrrh, frankincense, and clove). A natural oils diffuser. From doTerra, the oil called “On Guard.” It’s almost the same as Young Living Oils’ blend called Thieves—they cleanse, purify, heal, and the spray form is good for traveling. Liquid soap, Zand lozenges, leather gloves, books on warriors, revolutionaries and radicals. Anything serpentine (from Egypt) or eagle-like. A green scarab ring. Tarot cards.

SAGITTARIUS: A hometown, walking shoes, a staff, things that make them laugh (jolly old St. Nick is a Sag), a bow and arrow or archery set with targets and bundles of straw, a new vehicle that goes fast on little gas, a trip to Bali, a (new) camera, visiting a famous photographer, photographs from famous photographers, artisanal foods, a cruise, mineralized waters, a cashmere beret. Wanderlust.

CAPRICORN: New shoes, hiking (mountaineering) boots, mountain-climbing equipment, clocks, timepieces, watches (old), a surfboard, a desk, gardening tools (the best), science sets (for both adults and children), magazines (Architectural Digest, Smithsonian, The Week). A week or more of rest that goes nowhere, especially not up. A beginning silverware set (knife, fork, spoon) in silver, that can be added to each year. Silver purifies food. A compliment.

AQUARIUS: Both a microscope and a telescope, to see the small and big pictures. An asteroid named after them, a heavenly star map covering one entire wall in their home, anything with lights—light beams, luminosity, radiance, glitter. A Vespa and a Prius, a Coyote Trickster feather, a Kachina, pieces of sky that fell to earth. Some Aquarians need a new home, and some need to travel—make a donation toward either. An astrology chart, music, Fiji water, a helping hand.

PISCES: Cashmere socks (cashmere anything), bedroom slippers, shawls, sweaters, scarves for warmth. An aromatherapy kit, fountains of running water, bells, candles (beeswax only), crystals, a showerhead like rain, goldfish, apricot canaries, a jewelry case, a new kitchen makeover. An organized home set in a citrus field. Interns. Garden statues of the sleeping Buddha, Mary, Christ and St. Francis of Assisi. A cross of gold to wear. Community land. A retreat. A cottage at Findhorn.

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