We have two religious holidays this week – the Ascension (Catholic, Christ doesn’t leave the Earth, he enters Shamballa) and Shavuot (Jewish festival of First Fruits, of Ruth in Boaz’s field, giving of the Torah and 10 Commandments to Moses on Mt. Sinai, the Jewish people becoming a nation committed to serving God).
In the sky, Neptune retrogrades in Pisces, Jupiter enters Taurus, Chiron retrogrades in Pisces and Mercury enters Gemini. Mercury comes home again. A beautiful complexity of energies falls to Earth.
Neptune in Pisces creates social unrest that breaks down repressive structures – an awareness and response to the disenfranchised and underprivileged, a polarization of good and bad, haves and have-nots, right and left. When duality is apparent, we make clear choices. In all of this, Neptune asks, “Where do we stand? What do we believe (Pisces word) in? How do we salvage and save? Where is the good? And how do we bring it forth?” Neptune and Pisces rule oil and radiation (consider the life in and of the Gulf and Pacific waters).
As we stand now, our future is in question. Material progress is being upended. The time for spiritual materialism has arrived. Who knows what that is? Neptune, dreamer of the future, ordering all that’s in disorder, retrogrades until August, when it re-enters Aquarius (hopes and wishes for the new age). Neptune reenters Pisces in February, 2012 and will remain there until 2025, ordering what are disorders and revealing a new spiritual teaching. With Neptune in Pisces, what we’ve known slips away. Who will we be then? (Read more at nightlightnews.com.)
ARIES: Whereas your main gift has been instinct, now intuition – a higher, super-human level of instinct – emerges. It will provide you with greater inner strength and a new faith. Many will be surprised as you become more easygoing, compassionate and concerned for others (not just yourself). A greater belief in yourself also comes forth due to an anchoring of new spiritual ideals. Your identity deepens. Don’t let divine discontent upend you.
TAURUS: Idealism is part of your nature, along with adaptability and flexibility. These virtues further develop in coming years. As you attempt to always keep the peace, you might discover you’ve lost knowledge of your deepest hopes and wishes. You must find them again. Connections with friends must always have a spiritual basis or you become dissatisfied. You are to develop the arts for you are the art of living itself.
GEMINI: What does your intuition tell you about current world trends in business, the arts, humanity, education and politics? In coming years, you will develop a deep creativity and vision, leading you to the arts, media, things of service and charity. Work on maintaining clear direction, lest goals and your calling in life are lost. You’re better than perfect. And you’re responsible. Know these things. Allow no misconceptions of self to be nurtured.
CANCER: It’s important to be practical with goals. You have a deep inner faith. It’s good to consider what you believe and why. Where did the concepts come from? It would be good to study different religions or to enter a seminary, becoming a minister or pastor. Higher education offers involvement with religious, philosophical or artistic fields. Travel beckons too, but here you must be careful healthwise. Compassion becomes your teacher.
LEO: Are you experiencing spiritual longing, deep sensitivity, fantasies, ecstasy and warrior dreams? If not now, you will later. In the meantime, something from the past – a relationship, love, person – seems to be important once again. However, you choose not to contact or connect with them – a mistake. Previously, the boundaries were blurred, now you have both grown. Boundaries are intact now. Be careful with money. Give it, don’t loan it. Love more.
VIRGO: So often Virgo gives more than they’re able to receive. They seek a soulmate, one linked to them psychically. They see potential instead of reality at times, seeking others as they wish them to be, not as they are. Sometimes, Virgos want to save or be saved (from themselves). These are all developmental stages. They can be confusing and difficult (for a time), until you realize your potential extraordinary talents.
LIBRA: Daily plans, agendas and affairs (work) become so fluid, you may not know where you are at times. All routines seem to float out the door, replaced by chaos, confusion and helplessness. Know that when chaos comes around it’s announcing a coming new harmony. Rearrange everything in your environments. Tend to your health methodically. Interact with the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms with awareness. They bring a new order into your life.
SCORPIO: When people use the word drama it’s usually disparaging and judgmental. However, some signs truly have dramatic things occurring relentlessly. We actually have little choice in the matter of our lives and behaviors. We have little choice in how people react and respond to us. Those experiencing drama in their lives are living life deeply, fully, creatively and with passion. It’s just their time. Your time is now.
SAGITTARIUS: Was home, family, relatives, mom, dad, family life as a child complex? Were (are) you sensitive, free spirited, idealistic and philosophical? Do you need at this time to set limits? Do you long for a new home and sense of place? Do you alternate between being social while also seeking solitude? Do you at times isolate yourself? Is family challenging? Do you have many inflated dreams? A new identity will appear in the next 18 months with a new path.
CAPRICORN: Visualize all that you want to be and do, your future, where you’re called to live, the interior and exterior of your (next) home, the environments calling to you, the gardens and kitchen. Do this on a grand and detailed scale. This creates a magnetic field and what you envision (if it is yours) comes into manifestation. Then you can decide your true wants/needs. We become what we deeply imagine. We express what we can create. We encourage what we love. Do these with confidence.
AQUARIUS: It’s important to be balanced about money – not too strict, not too lax. It’s important to know the value of yourself and your work, presenting this to the world. Others may attempt to undervalue your worth and value. Follow your intuition and instincts concerning your use of money. Honor all debts. Value others and their work. Tell them. Do not gloss over monetary details. Be generous. However, care for yourself. This is practical.
PISCES: A great sensitivity has befallen Pisces. It’s as if you live in a dream – someone else’s, actually. Others see you through their own projections. This is hurtful. Reality for you isn’t what reality is for others. Tiredness often overcomes you, and at times, dizziness, too. Tend to your health very carefully. Moods come and go. Sleep more. Calcium needs Vitamin D (lots of it) to be absorbed. Magnesium helps you sleep. Begin painting. Neptune has come home.
Risa is founder & director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary wisdom school in the Ancient Mysteries tradition.
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