Risa’s Astrology

Countering the Darkness With Festivals of Light

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  It’s a busy upcoming week of feast days, rituals and festivals. Rituals (of goodness, gratitude and giving) counter the season’s darkness, framing it in light. Each day of Christian Liturgy is a saint’s day, celebrating the life of one who exhibited deep spiritual presence and actions in the world (like Nelson Mandela). Each saint’s…

Living Thankfully — For Each New Morning With its Light

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Thanksgiving is Thursday (it’s Hanukkah, 8-day Jewish Festival of Lights). Mercury in Scorpio trines Jupiter in Cancer – a cosmic message (Mercury) of thankfulness (Jupiter). Let us begin a ritual of Living Thankfully in the coming days & weeks. Let us remember to perform actions today (tomorrow, etc.) that we will be thank-full for in…

Jupiter Retrograde

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Jupiter is a planet that expands all of us, increasing our experiences, knowledge and understanding of life, representing optimism, growth, generosity, joy, and abundance. Jupiter in Cancer (sign of nurturing one another) turns stationary retrograde Thursday, November 7th (retrograde 120 days till March 10th, 2014). Jupiter’s retrograde motion makes a tiny loop in the sky…

Jupiter Retrograde

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  Jupiter is a planet that expands all of us, increasing our experiences, knowledge and understanding of life, representing optimism, growth, generosity, joy, and abundance. Jupiter in Cancer (sign of nurturing one another) turns stationary retrograde Thursday, November 7th (retrograde 120 days till March 10th, 2014). Jupiter’s retrograde motion makes a tiny loop in the…

Candy Skeletons, Copal & Marigolds

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Thursday is Halloween. Hopefully “something ‘wicked’ our way comes.” It’s also Samhain – Irish Gaelic festival marking the beginning of winter (“darker half” of the year) and harvest’s end. In ancient times bonfires were lit for warmth and protection. During these days, the veils between worlds thin and spirits roam about. We set a place…

Libra – Contemplating the Path of Return

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  Transition Town News — Rob Hopkins, founder of International Transition Movement, on a rare tour of the U.S., visits San Francisco area, Oct. 10-12; Los Angeles area Oct 13-14 & other towns. www.transitionus.org/rob-hopkins-visit. Libra is Ray 3, Divine Intelligence. In the east Aries is noontime, Libra midnight. Aries is passion for the natural life….

Libra New Moon Festival – Let Choice Be Made!

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It’s a rather unusual, possibly irrational and unexpected week, with things unforeseen, unanticipated and unpredicted occurring. We may experience a subtle nervousness and anxiety due to Uranus interacting with the Sun and planets. Sun/Moon in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries – creating all things unexpected and new with finance and relationships. Friday (Libra new moon…