By Risa D’Angeles
It is important to understand, historically and through observance, the practices of humanity’s primary religions because the new Aquarian religion and spirituality are being built upon their foundations. When we are aware of different religious practices, we can incorporate their inner qualities into our lives. In this way, humanity becomes unified, which is the Aquarian task. We are in the midst of the Jewish High Holy Days, begun at Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 18) and ending at Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) on Monday). During these 10 days we ask forgiveness from God and from each other. Yom Kippur is the most solemn day of the Jewish year.
We are asked to contemplate our lives and to choose between the path of matter or the path of spirit. The intermediary between the two is the soul, recognized by the personality for the first time in Libra. This is why the New Year of the Soul is said to begin in Libra. The “new year” theme corresponds to the Jewish New Year in timing. Beginnings always call us to reflection, contemplation, forgiveness for past mistakes and separations and preparation for the future.
ARIES: You will be called to teamwork, perhaps by competitors and possibly by those you consider as enemies. Don’t fret. Libra is about bringing tight human relations, balance and fairness. You can initiate this though your intentions and willingness. This will enhance your public image, create new alliances and affect your environments, friendships and release love all around.
TAURUS: It’s time to seriously consider another regime of health, exercise, and proper eating. The emphasis now and primarily needs to be on service to self. Everyone around you will be reflecting your health issue. Remember to use homeopathics. Add resveratrol and chlorella.
GEMINI: What are your favorite activities? What are your hobbies and what do you do for fun? Have these changed? Who do you love, where and how do you find freedom, and are there any children in your life? All of these questions need pondering so you can choose your life path as Libra balances Gemini’s polarities and duality.
CANCER: It seems your property has been in a state of repair, reorientation and transformation. At some point, emerging from your inner rooms you might consider creating a “garden room.” Perhaps it’s also time for a greenhouse and an uncluttered home office.
LEO: It’s a good time to write letters, the old fashioned way. It’s also good to contact family, old friends and renew relationships, which may have been cast aside due to excess work, intense grief or a general antipathy. Visiting forests and glens allows you to realize that we are in relationship with all of life. The safest relationship is the with the plant kingdom.
VIRGO: Perhaps it’s time for a resale sale, or maybe a new look at your valuable possessions. Assessing your resources with new eyes provides insight into your true values. Acknowledging what you value revitalizes your identity and is a clue to which path you’ll choose.
LIBRA: Do not be afraid of leadership, but do be aware of its razor edged path. It is important to understand that others look at leaders through the lens of their own experiences, wounds, childhood, expectations, needs and projections. This is not comfortable. Only the courageous can lead.
SCORPIO: Visit the sick, the sad, the lonely and the limited. This will provide you with a perspective on your own life that leads to self-analysis, and the ability to reorient yourself toward spiritual values. Tithe, be charitable, ask forgiveness.
SAGITTARIUS: Are there several social contracts that you unconsciously adhere to? Are there opportunities from a new occupation that would benefit you if you told others of your immediate and far reaching life goals? Is your financial situation in a state of turmoil? Things are attempting to balance this month.
CAPRICORN: New business goals and newer ways to handle your career can now be implemented. Review your past work and know that it is good. Know also that you can summon all gifts from past lives into your present and ask that they be applied efficiently and brilliantly now.
AQUARIUS: It’s time to create a longer-range life program. Whether you believe in this or not, do it anyway, for it outlines your life’s needs and provides you with a contemplative view of your goals. Should you take this life task seriously, writing thoughts down, it’s possible that everything will come to pass.
PISCES: Continue to eliminate debt and continue the savings account in whatever way you are able. Thriftiness is most important now and will, during the next few months, become a resource for you. There are several very important items you must purchase for communal use. Conserve all spending as you conserve your energy.
Risa is founder and director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute.