Esoteric Astrology as News

February 10-17, 2016


“be(ing) of love (a little) more careful…”


Wednesday (Feb. 10) was Ash Wednesday.

The first day of Lent.

40 days & 40 nights of preparation for Easter (till Palm Sunday).

Friday (Feb. 12) is Lincoln’s 2007th birthday.

Sunday is Valentines Day



On Ash Wednesday, foreheads marked with a cross of ashes, we heard the words, “From dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.” Reminding us our bodies (the personality – physical body, emotional/astral body & lower mental body), made of matter, will remain here on Earth when we are ‘called back’ to heaven. It is our Soul that will take us home again (returning to our original home, our ‘Father’s House’).


HolyLentLent offers us forty days and nights of purification in preparation for the Resurrection (Easter) festival (an Initiation) and for the Three Spring Festivals (at the time of the full moon) – Aries, Taurus, Gemini. The New Group of World Servers have been preparing since Winter Solstice.

Christ in the desertThe number 40 is significant. The Christ (Pisces World Teacher) was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights prior to His three-year ministry. The purpose of this desert exile was to prepare his Archangelic (light) body to withstand the pressures of the Earth plane (form and matter). We, too, in our intentional purifications and prayers during the 40 days of Lent, prepare ourselves (physical body, emotions, lower mind) to receive and be able to withstand the irradiation of Will, Love/Wisdom and Light streaming into the Earth at Spring Equinox, Easter, and the Three Spiritual Festivals.

TRD103500 Christ is Tempted by the Devil in the Desert, mid 14th century (fresco) fresco Sant' Abbondio, Como, Lombardy, Italy Merilyn Thorold copyright unknown

TRD103500 Christ is Tempted by the Devil in the Desert, mid 14th century (fresco)
Sant’ Abbondio, Como, Lombardy, Italy
Merilyn Thorold
copyright unknown

What is Lent? Anglo-Saxon word, lencten, ancient spring festival, agricultural rites marking the transition between winter and summer. The seasons reflect changes in nature (physical world) and humanity responds with social festivals of gratitude and of renewal. There is a purification process, prayerfulness in nature and in humanity in preparation for a great downflow of Spiritual energies during Springtime.

Note from Risa – on my FB page for Wednesday, February 10, there is more information on Lent & Christ’s exile in the desert during the 40 days & nights before His ministry on Earth.

Pope Benedict (on Lent) wrote that Lent is a time of more intense spiritual training…we are asked to participate in three spiritual practices – prayers, tithing (almsgiving to the poor) and fasting (purifying the personality). The three practices bring forth restoration, a force released to humanity by the Forces of Restoration & by the Spirit of Resurrection. (this last is esoteric)

Valentine’s Day – Aquarius Sun, Taurus moon. Let us offer gifts of comfort, ease, harmony, beauty and satisfaction. Things chocolate and golden. Venus Taurus things.

Remembering to “be of love (a little) more careful than of anything.” (e.e. cummings).



Water of Life Am I

Poured Forth For

Thirsty Humanity

(Aquarius Seed Thought)




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X-flare & Geo-magnetic Storm Monitor: Solar events (sun spots, solar flares, etc.) represent the activity of our the Solar Logos. The Sun’s activity accelerates our evolution. There is a connection between the activity on the Sun and events on Earth.







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March 21 – April 19: Do you feel free, loved, cared for, alive or restricted in groups? Consider your group experiences in the past. The Aquarian Age is the Age of Groups working together. No more individuals. This new group reality is being formed worldwide. The first formed Aquarian Group was/is the New Group of World Servers. Everyone is invited to join. There are guidelines, rules of service. You need a group to initiate the building of the new world. You’re one of the leaders.


April 20 – May 20:  You’re called to bring forth ideas that will activate and then support the work Aries (and the New Group of World Servers) will do as they initiate the new economic order (the New Sharing Society). The past months (if not years) you’ve known your job was to gather information for the times to come, which you know will be difficult. Even if only a few listen, carry on.


May 21 – June 20:  It’s good to think about travel, a journey somewhere that leads to new thinking, community, a new way of life, that feels like an adventure It’s important to consider who you would like to live with in community. Community is our future. Geminis gather and distribute information. In your travels, wonderings, wandering, walk-abouts, driving, research, thoughts and readings, share with us all your discoveries.


June 21 – July 22:  Careful with and observe all communication. There can be too much and/or too little. Be sure to achieve a balance of both. Always communicate from the heart. That is really all that even matters. Allow your shell to lift allowing the sunshine in. The sun will uplift and dissipate all sadnesses and secrets you hold. And heal the separations in your heart, too.


July 23 – August 22: The Sun, Vesta and Ceres in Aquarius are influencing your relationships. Interactions with others may feel different. Unusual people, places and events may appear. All Leos must step into the future, recognize and cultivate their many gifts. And then help create the new realities, the new world, with those gifts. This creates a new state of self-identity, a new focus. A deeper creative one.


August 23 – September 22:  You want fun and freedom. You want to expand beyond anything you’ve ever been before. You have a sense of hopefulness knowing a new path is beginning to form taking you into unknown territories. You always have a sense of responsibility and work you feel must be accomplished. Tend first to your complete well-being. Then the rest of life will follow along.


September 23 – October 22: A love affair becomes deeper, more loving…. or difficult. How you celebrate festivities, especially Valentines Day, may differ from how others celebrate. Give always what you always want to receive. Things like love and respect which holds us intact when change comes forth. Be in touch with those who love you. Remember the teachings…”Contact releases Love, and love underlies all happenings in our lives.”


October 23 – November 21:  There’s a focus on home and family. You seek to change something, perhaps family interactions or where you live. Pondering, researching, talking and even “leaving” family assume new meaning. You consider the many families in the world – your biological family, the family you’ve created, families you want to create. Every day family values begin to reflect your true reality. So…who is your family?


November 22 – December 21:  Your mind is on the future. You wonder about your place, identity and work in the world. So much seems unknown. You feel change along with revolution playing itself out wherever you are and in whatever you do. There’s no neutralizer for this, no quick fix. You may be irritable, accepting, adaptive or upset. This will pass. Wait, watch, listen with patience. Make beauty a first choice.


December 22 – January 19:   Careful with communication. Observe others as you speak. Are they understanding your words and intentions? You may encounter opinions quite different than what you expect. And unexpected communication and depths of feeling. Allow all of this to pass over you. If you must travel, make sure the vehicle traveling in is safe. Choose things simple and comfortable. Transformation’s coming at a fast pace. You’ll keep up.


January 20 – February 18: Happy Birthday, Aquarius. Valentines day is very special during Aquarius. When it’s our birthday we shine like the Sun. For Aquarius, everyone is their friend. Except those who don’t understand (and thus are cruel to) Aquarius. Those you stay away. Proceed onward into the future. Let nothing, no ideas or old beliefs, hinder you. You’re the “waters of life for thirsty humanity.”


February 19 – March 20:  Pisces can feel left behind when Aquarius rushes by. That’s ok for now because Pisces has become reclusive, contemplative, quiet and more private than ever. It is an important spiritual and imaginatively creative time. Dreams and visions and revelations may appear. Remember the nightly review prior to sleep. Review the day, remake what went awry. Then see that the day was good. Write, draw, cut out and paint Valentines. Then send them off. With love.


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