Esoteric Astrology as News

June 8 – 15, 2016


Ojai Music Festival


Shavuot (Festival of the Law)

Flag Day (Art), Spirit of the People



For music lovers in California, the best place to be this weekend is the Ojai Music Festival. It’s the Festival’s 70th year, Peter Sellers is the music director, and it’s all weekend long – Friday through Sunday. The festival is filled with “energy, courage, allure, inquiry, reflection and secret revelations.” There’s opera, Noh theatre, Ezra Pound (inspiration), a band from Cairo, music from India and a children’s festival. “Surprising, path-breaking and visionary.” Ojai is 90 miles north of Los Angeles. It’s Shangri-La.

book, genius of birds


We are in the midst of Gemini and Mercury, Gemini’s ruler. Both are messengers. Gemini and Mercury are about communication, talking, sharing, being here and there, using thought, study, ideas, reasoning and logic to connect with each other. If we look at paintings of Mercury we see wings on his feet. Mercury flies high like the birds, receiving messages from the gods, building the Rainbow Bridge to the Soul. In indigenous teachings, birds are messengers. There is a language of birds. In the book, “The Genius of Birds,” author Jennifer Ackerman writes, “Birds exhibit technical, social, musical, artistic, spatial, inventive, adaptive intelligence. Some birds count, use tools, converse with humans, carry messages.” All Gemini/Mercury traits.

shavuot - festival & the laws

Sunday is Shavuot, the Hebrew festival of both the first harvesting of grain as well as marking the anniversary of the day God gave Moses the 10 Commandments & the Torah (Five Books of Moses), the Jewish Laws. We know them as the Old Testament. If we open a bible at the beginning we see the Five Books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Moses was given the 10 Commandments and the Torah (laws) during the change in the Ages – from Taurus (Egypt) to Aries (Canaan). Taurus was the Age of Desire (and of slavery for the Jewish people). Aries was the Age of Laws. Thus the “laws” given to the Hebrew people from G-d as they walked toward freedom. They walked in the desert for 40 years. To prepare the people for the new land of “milk & honey.”

Tuesday is Flag Day. Flags, an unrecognized art form, represent the spirit of the people who live under that flag. In the U.S. flag, the thirteen stripes (red & white) represent the first 13 British colonies that declared independence from Great Britain. The fifty stars represent the 50 states in the union. Our present flag was created by 17-year old Robert G. Heft (Sun/Venus in Capricorn, Mercury in Aquarius) as a high school class project. He received a B – for his work! Question. If we were each a nation what would our flag look like?

Red, White & Blue Art by Corita – “Flag of my Home.”


corita, flag of my home



I Recognize My Other Self

and in the Waning of That Self,

I Grow and Glow

(Gemini Seed Thought)




View Graphs of the Sun’s Activity

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.







View Phases of the Moon





March 21 – April 19: Whereas your main gift has been instinct, intuition, a higher super-human level of awareness emerges. Providing you with greater inner strength and new faith. There’s surprise as you become more sensitive, easygoing, compassionate, concerned for others. As you consider spiritual ideals a greater belief in yourself appears. Your true identity deepens. You might also experience Divine Discontent.


April 20 – May 20:  Idealism adaptability and flexibility are part of your calm nature. These virtues further develop in coming years. As you attempt to always maintain stability, you might discover you’ve lost the ability to seek out the arts, things different and unusual. You must allow them in again. You are to be around and develop all the arts for you are the Art of Living itself.


May 21 – June 20:  What does your intuition tell you about current world trends in business, the arts, humanity, education, politics? In coming years, you will develop a deep creativity and vision leading you to the arts. Work on maintaining clear direction and goals. You have a calling in life that must not be lost. Allow no misconceptions concerning self-worth to be nurtured. You are perfect.


June 21 – July 22:  It’s important to know and then be practical with goals. It’s good to consider what you believe and why. To ask what is the Truth. Know there is One Truth. It’s hidden. It would be good to study different religions, enter a seminary, becoming a minister or pastor, pursue philosophical or artistic fields. Travel beckons too. Each day compassion becomes your teacher.


July 23 – August 22: Are you experiencing spiritual longing, deep sensitivity, mysteries and unusual warrior dreams? Things from the past, a relationship, love, a person – seems to be important once again. However, perhaps you choose not to contact or connect with them. Know that where before the boundaries were blurred, you both have grown. Boundaries are intact now. Careful with money. Give it, don’t loan it. Love more.


August 23 – September 22:  So often Virgo gives more than they’re able to receive. And wounds then happen. Virgo seeks a partner, one linked to them psychically. They see potential, instead of reality at times, seeing 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). Everything’s perfect.


September 23 – October 22: Daily work, plans, scheduled and agendas 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 a sense of helplessness. Know that when chaos appears, it’s a seeking of harmony. Rearrange everything in your environments. Tend to health methodically. Talk to your plants. The devas live there. They bring a new order into your life.


October 23 – November 21:  When people use the word drama it’s usually disparaging, judgmental. However, some signs truly have dramatic things occurring. We actually have little choice in the matter of our lives and behaviors, in how people react and respond to us. Those experiencing drama in their lives are living life deeply, fully, creatively and with passion. For Scorpio, that time is now and always.


November 22 – December 21:  As a child was family life complex? Were (are) you sensitive, free-spirited, idealistic, philosophical? You are still those ways, yes? 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 dreams? Remain poised. A new path with accompanying challenges will appear soon enough.


December 22 – January 19:   Visualize all that you want to be and do, your future, the interior and exterior of new environments, gardens, inside and outside rooms, design and art room and most of all the kitchen(s). Imagine in detail. Visualization and imagination create a magnetic field around you and what you envision (if it is yours) gradually appears. Then you can decide true wants/needs. We become what we deeply imagine, we express what we can create, we encourage what we love. Love.


January 20 – February 18: It’s important to be balanced about money – not too strict, not too lax. It’s important to know your values, especially the value of yourself and your work. Do not believe others who undervalue your worth. Follow your intuition and instincts concerning use of resources. Know you too are a valuable resource. Value others and their work. Be generous. Care for yourself. Following these practical rules makes you happy.


February 19 – March 20:  A great sensitivity has come upon Pisces. You live in a dream of knowing and of wanting. Others sometimes see you through their own projections. This can be difficult. Reality for you isn’t what reality is for others. Moods come and go. Begin painting, drawing, dancing and writing. Neptune has returned home with friends Chiron (wound/healing), Ceres (nurture) and South Node (the past). Rest more in the sunshine.


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