Risa's Astrology

Esoteric Astrology as news for week August 21-27, 2008

One Day As a Lion

I’ve been watching Democracy Now and Free Speech TV. And it seems, in most cases, to be the only voice of reason in our strange and present world-in-upheaval times. I’ve also been wondering where the countercultural edge and champions of revolution are hiding out, where the rare leader of radical politics is, unstoppable in the pursuit of gathering intelligent and clear thinking people to stand up against the present worldwide political situation. Radio stations are Gemini, gathering and dispersing the information. But where are the bodies, groups and communities of people in protest? Where is the revolutionary folk music? Protest leaders and political artists seem to be laying low. Perhaps they are no more. However, we cannot go back to the old way of politics.

In the background of several major Free Speech TV programs was the music of protestor, musician, rapper, poet and activist Zack de la Rocha, previously of Rage Against the Machine. His distinctively gravelly voice formed the appropriate soundtrack for the harsh realities we must face concerning the choices made by our present government in the last eight years. As the sign Leo (leadership, lions) ends this week and turns to Virgo, the new musical project by de la Rocha (and drummer Jon Theodore) called “One Day as a Lion” (Anti-Records) appeared in the news. The title comes from “It’s better to live one day as a lion, then a thousand years as a lamb.” (more at www.nightlightnews.com)

ARIES: You think about loving your work and those you work with and in fact communication is good with everyone (though you must battle against critical thoughts) and you want to help others more, which inspires them and then work is even better and more fulfilling and loyalty toward you emerges and then new goals are considered and workflow increases and so does success. It’s like a river flowing harmoniously for everyone. It begins with you.

TAURUS: You may not be romantic outwardly because of so much work to be done to insure the future’s sustainability. But this doesn’t mean you feel less love. It’s just that you’re focused and determined and disciplined and must follow your own instincts and intuition and not let relationship concerns get in the way. You seek intellectual activities that also offer fun and a bit of leisure. The environment is kind to you when you travel.

GEMINI: Emotional and then physical safety and stability are concerns now and so you must assess, tend to, create safety measures around and then maintain them. Everyone knows you change your mind so often they really can’t make plans with you. But for now, this has eased up and decisions made are decisions you follow through with. Or try to. Something ended last week. What was it?

CANCER: You feel the need to communicate with everyone, both casually and in-depth for you realize everyone has a gift and if they simply talk enough that gift emerges and then you learn more and more. You, too, have a gift, in fact, many gifts and when you speak, when you come out from under your crab shell, then we see your gifts too and we learn from them. You are very perceptive now, more than usual.

LEO: There’s an inner and outer reality concerning something. They seem to be in opposition. You think you have to choose one over the other. Do you? Oppositions are actually one and the same things, only different sides of the coin. Eventually they come together and unify. What is occurring that seems in opposition? Is it spiritual/material factors, self/other’s needs or values, being worthy or not worthy?

VIRGO: You want to talk about issues and ideas important to you – things held deep inside and not often communicated, what you believe and how you want to serve, your new emerging identity and all the things you hope, wish and plan to do. You’re practical and inventive and thoroughly modern in your approach. These may be important and applicable especially concerning family. You bring a new reality forth.

LIBRA: Plans created long ago are now ready to be implemented and you’re on the road toward their fulfillment. I hope all that you expected is available, all that you hoped and waited for. There are some issues hidden behind the scenes not quite ready for the light of day. For now, you’re ordering and organizing your inner self so you can order and organize your outer realities, relationships and environments. Did a dream come true?

SCORPIO: If you plan well in advance it would be good to have a get together of friends and acquaintance you care about. It can be social on many levels. Include local sustainable and seasonal foods, scatter several interesting books around, set the music to old jazz standards. Perhaps you could suggest a subject to discuss, like how to create communities (the steps), what people would be attracted, the focus and purpose of community and how it would prepare everyone for the new times to come. Allow no criticisms.

SAGITTARIUS: Do all that you can to create compromise between you and those who see issues differently. Things small can escalate into things quite large. This includes good things, so give those around you what they want and need (as well as you can) and this will be reflected back to you in terms of recognition and rewards. Be dashing as you perform these acts of kindness. You’ll become even more attractive and radiant. Careful with those above you.

CAPRICORN: You could feel overwhelmed, upset and angry due to just too many events flooding your reality, not eating adequately and in a timely matter, or simply because you’ve been “on” for just too long. When you’re upset you can lash out with words that hurt everyone, including yourself. Lay low for a while, maintain a bit more solitude, rest and recuperate, allow others to perform tasks while you’re in the garden reading. Tell everyone you need self-care.

AQUARIUS: You may need to discuss finances with someone, perhaps a partner or family or friend or roomie. Do this openly with candor, ease using an informational neutral tone. Do not be frightened to discuss finances. Information is information knowing you’re speaking the truth holds you and those listening. Ask for teamwork, understanding and consideration. In your daily life ingest a bit of humor as things change and then change some more.

PISCES: The focus is on relationships, those close and intimate. This includes
work partners and very close friends. You find yourself of two minds – one seeks to create harmony and goodwill. The other is to increase discipline and efficiency and forge ahead with ideas and plans. It seems the two are opposite and sometimes they are. You will have to bring them together, create a unity and synthesis. It may be difficult. Try through awareness and intention. Then true efficiency and harmony emerge.

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