Entries by Risena S. Isavanejira

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Why there are 12 zodiac signs NOT 13.

The astronomical zodiac actually contains 13 star signs – the 12 that we’re familiar with plus another one, called Ophiuchus.
Ophiuchus was deliberately left out of the original zodiac, over 2000 years ago, even though the Sun clearly passes in front of it after passing in front of Scorpius (commonly known as Scorpio) and before reaching Sagittarius. The reason for this is not known, but it may be because ancient astrologers wanted to divide the 360 degree path of the Sun in a mathematically pleasing way – 12 equal parts, each of 30 degrees.

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Venus: Evening Star – June 2016 – March 2017

No doubt many of us are feeling the uncertainty and extremity of the culminating mutable cross. The mutable cross is the alignment of three major planets that have been in this formation in and out of intensity since the end of last year, when Jupiter and Saturn first made a square, then Jupiter opposed Neptune and then Saturn squared Neptune, the faster moving planet always applying to create the aspect. Yet this week Venus and the Sun join this mutable line up to form…

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Mutable Chaos: Venus a Co-Creative Intelligence

No doubt many of us are feeling the uncertainty and extremity of the culminating mutable cross. The mutable cross is the alignment of three major planets that have been in this formation in and out of intensity since the end of last year, when Jupiter and Saturn first made a square, then Jupiter opposed Neptune and then Saturn squared Neptune, the faster moving planet always applying to create the aspect. Yet this week Venus and the Sun join this mutable line up to form…

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Science and Spirituality: Understanding the mystical experience

Jeff Lieberman, an MIT-trained artist, scientist and engineer, makes a scientific argument for mystical experience. He asks us to challenge our perception of what we are, our relationship to the universe, and our relationship to one another. Our minds are “thought-generating machines.” What we would happen if we could turn off the machine? If we could transcend our individual experience of the world?

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Transit of Mercury 19° Taurus -eclipse May 6th 2016

As both Mercury & Venus are between us (earth) and the Sun, they pass between us periodically creating ‘eclipses’. Because they are so small they don’t block the Sun’s light so are not generally noticed down here on Earth. But they are considered quite ‘rare’ and when you check the above dates of previous Mercury eclipses the historical associations are very powerful in terms of social change.

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Pluto in Capricorn- The end of the World as we know it!

Lord of the Underworld, Pluto is the repository of the secrets of life and death. The Underworld is a dark place; the fount of human depravity; cruelty, torture, murder, greed, evil and violence. Its power is intense and relentless.
The planet named for this dark entity travels the zodiac in a slow elliptical orbit of 248 years, spending anywhere from 13 to 30 years in each sign of the zodiac. On 26 January 2008 Pluto leaves Sagittarius and crosses a pivotal threshold moving into Capricorn. This is an epic time that portents dramatic upheaval.

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The Presence of the Fundamental Force – Astrology

Celestia Mathematica: The Presence of the Fundamental Force -2015 Kepler College Community Astrological Lecture Series.
How simple mathematics and number theory is beginning to back up the foundations of astrological systems, and who those systems connect to more than just individual psychology but all organic and inorganic forms as well.

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The Elements of Health in Astrology

From the beginnings of time we have watched the earth and her elements in full power, trying to understand the world we live in and how it works. The 4 elements make up all that is around us, we are used to experiencing them as the seasons change. But what of the elements within us. Many ancient cultures came to similar ideas of how the elements work within our bodies, flowing in health or being blocked in times of disease/imbalance.