The Candidates, the Election & Our Choice (a Test)

The Candidates, the Election & Our Choice (a Test)

I am writing this particular column two weeks before the election as many people are voting ahead of time. This election 2020 is different than all previous elections. It determines the future of the United States of America (democracy or socialism), and of the world.

As we come to the end of Libra and enter Scorpio, we move closer to the election when we are asked to make a final choice. It is a most important choice and the entire world is watching.

The two candidates offer us a deep challenge in terms of how we perceive the truth. The election isn’t really and only about the two candidates (Trump & Biden). They represent something far greater – two polarized points of view, two different futures, and, very subtly, a major test for the people of the United States. The test is if we have developed enough discernment and discrimination to see which candidate is most focused on the well-being of the people, and which will further the spiritual task of the United States – to “stand within the Light, leading humanity within and towards the Light.”

We are challenged to recognize which candidate is genuine, speaks the truth, loves our country and its people and comes from the heart of the matter. This is a most interesting election astrologically, with Mars (action) and Mercury (thinking) retrograde as we make our choice. Retrogrades offer us inner direction, inner knowing. Let us look to the heavens for assistance. Do they have information for us during this momentous time of choice?

Librainforms us, “Let choice be made.”ScorpioSun offers us strength and courage of our convictions. Saturnsays,“Right Choice is always made when one is aligned with the Will-to-Good.”

As we prepare to vote, let us stand poised and confident. Let us align with the Will-to-Good. And realize the candidates are simply “On the world stage, each playing their part”! And let us recognize that with our vote, we too are “playing our part.” Everyone playing their part very well indeed!

ARIES: An unusually potent time of change is occurring creating strong desires & powerful emotions like ocean swells almost overcoming your ability to think. Alternately, they offer you courage to go where others, even angels, cannot. Tend to finances and resources held with another. Something’s expanding, shifting, transmuting, hopefully your relationships. Don’t be ruthless and don’t seek to conquer. Work with. Add cooperation to your vocabulary.

TAURUS: You ponder upon your relationship in terms of love, sacrifice and usefulness. You encourage others to work and cooperate with you. Careful with your energy in relationships. You could create a separation through unaware tendencies and harsh communication. On the other hand, there is great ability to compromise if you begin a deep listening of others’ needs. Learn the art of negotiation and compassionate communication.

GEMINI: You are a creative worker with desires and emotions pushing you towards a goal. It’s important to practice extreme care and safety especially while doing any physical labor lest accidents, burns, cuts, things red and scratchy occur. Be kind to co-workers. A lot of fire trucks, police and emergency vehicles pass you by. Things filled with love, too. A bit like you’ve become. Interesting.

CANCER: You need some pleasure, love and romance, or perhaps its sports, competitive and disciplined. However, most likely your focus is on home and children, showering them with nurturing gifts. In turn they may not act as you would expect. Their energies are high, almost uncontrollable. This will pass. However, you must watch over them carefully. Allow yourself to be foolhardy sometime.

LEO: The themes seem to continue – communication with family, parents, tending to home, property, traditions. Something seeks balancing concerning your perception of family and/or parents and making peace with daily life. The old anger doesn’t hold us anymore. It actually weakens the body. The stars are helping to beautify, repair and organize your living and work environments. Prepare your home for an unusual future.

VIRGO: You’re contemplating events in the past. Considering previous partnerships, lovers, friends. Careful not to intimidate yourself with critical thoughts. Gathering information should be easy now. Allow a natural rhythm to occur with daily life, work, arrangements and plans. Write Halloween (then Thanksgiving) cards by hand, using pen, ink, envelopes, stamps and a secret seal. This is a meditation.

LIBRA: You enjoy making, having and using money. Money is a resource, a way to help others. It provides freedom and choice. It can be used to create more wealth. We are given the gift of money and resources so we can help others. Money helps rebuild the lives of those in need. Tithe ten percent of your income to a wholesome charity. Tithing insures a constant flow of return. In between it’s good to be lighthearted and frivolous (a bit).

SCORPIO: You find stamina and endurance growing stronger each day as you encounter unusual challenges along your path. As you pursue more independence, seeking liberty and freedom, your creative self-identity expands. Careful not to bump your head. Careful of fire. For fun, plan several parties and take a road trip. In between, complete all projects. Plan your next ones. Your intuition reaches out to others.

SAGITTARIUS: Your strength is hidden and veiled for a while. Only you are aware of it. Next to your strength are desires. They are secret, too. Sometimes you don’t know your motivation for choosing something. Sometimes you feel you’re in a conspiracy. Your past can brood over you. You wonder do you have enemies? To overcome this seeming strangeness, create new goals, begin a new creative endeavor. Know that you’re just in a state of completing karma. Not to make any more.

CAPRICORN: You have hopes, wishes and dreams and want to express yourself socially with friends and associates. You want to be part of a group that recognizes your gifts. A group that doesn’t think you’re scandalous when you make an unusual choice or artistic move. You’re strong, at times revolutionary. Don’t change. Create a manifestation journal. Write daily of wants and needs, creative plans & how you see yourself in the future. I see a book.

AQUARIUS: You’re to become an adventurer, traveler, and philosopher. Justice becomes a focus. You see where humanity is caught in duality, judgment and despair. Aquarius is the sign of humanity. You worry, sensitive to humanity’s needs. You wonder where you stand. An excellent question. You benefit by traveling, undergoing change, moving about here and there. Gradually, you become a world server. All of life is home.

PISCES: A regeneration needs to occur, allowing a new sense of self-confidence to come forth. You sometimes question being on your own. Wondering if you have real needs, hopes, wishes, desires, dreams. Your needs are very important. Pisces often serves others before serving themselves. You must now turn your energies inward and seek your own counsel, reliability, safety and trust. Entrusting yourself to your own self. The past presents itself. Then disappears.

~Risa – writer, teacher, counselor, mentor, astrologer, esotericist

Founder & Director…

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