Tuesday, 17 February 2015

☆•*¨*•.¸¸ ☆ Losar Tashi Delek! ☆ ¸.•*¨*•☆


☆•*¨*•.¸¸❤ ☆ Losar Tashi Delek! ☆ ❤¸.•*¨*•☆

☆ Happy New Year of the Green Yin Wood Sheep-Goat-Ram-Ewe! ~> Feb 18th/19th

☆ At the start of Losar's karma multiplying month of miracles*, there's a second New Super Moon in Aquarius, on Wednesday, the 18th, at 23:47gmt (18:47EST). At 30 degrees in the sign of the Water Bearer, ‘The Lights’ (Sun & Moon) awaken a need for change, some of which may be quite dramatic, and possibly self-instigated this coming weekend (21st).

☆ Good deeds and humanitarian compassion are now rewarded due to the steadying influence of the Green Yin Wood Sheep (Goat, Ram, and Ewe) with us for the rest of 2015. This, therefore, is THE New Moon of the year to set the altruistic intention to work for the welfare of other beings, and to aspire towards enlightenment in order to benefit others. The chances of creating excellence, and surrounding oneself with peaceful friends supportive of noble endeavors, are greater this year. Finances also generally tend to be more stable in Sheep years; though the Green Wood Sheep needs to be careful of being taken advantage of, making unwise sacrifices, and reacting in anger. Better to remain generous in spirit, and maintain strong moral principles.

☆The Full Moon on March 4th suggests emotions run deep, when it’s almost natural to be overwhelmed, but the awareness of (the need for) a powerful healing will also take place.

May the year of the Green Wood Sheep/Goat be auspicious!

With many thanks to Mushroaming.com for the wonderful Goats and prayer flags _/\_
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*Honouring the marvels Buddha performed to create future merit and devotion within his students when challenged by non-believers (in the 8-fold path).

Saturday, 14 February 2015

♐ Dakini Day Valentine __/❤\__ ☼✶•*¨*•.¸¸❤✶

With the Red Moon Goddess now in Sagittarius ♐♐♐ her arrows of Love align directly with the centre of the galaxy to focus upon a strong sense of justice, freedom for all, and victory (in Love)! 
This Dakini Moon highlights the humane vibration of the Valentine Sun in Aquarius, to now rise above profane and romantic love that adores hearts and flowers as shows of affection (though, granted, these are fun ;) ). The Aquarian Water Bearer has the discipline to take responsibility for others emotions, and with selfless love has the insight to see that love is a verb: to ‘be love’ is also part of raising the altruistic intention, wanting the world to be a better place, not just lovers and partners, but for everyone, the animals, birds and insects included.
Image is Goddess is Kurukulla (artist unknown), sometimes called Red Tara, beaming Love with the freshness of youth. Like Cupid or Eros, Kurukulle also has a bow to subjugate the target of affection with flowery arrows to make them fall in love!
❤ Happy Dakini Day!
Happy Valentine’s ! ❤

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

“Dön Season” ~> before Losar & the New Year of the Green Yin Wood Goat

No sooner has informative Mercury gone direct (today at 1 degree Aquarius), the Last Quarter Tara Moon of the Wood Horse Year signals we are well and truly into a critical period of the Tibetan calendar called “Dön Season”, which has been described as being ‘like Mercury retrograde on steroids’, as the karma of the last year now accumulates to potentially manifest as sticky issues that can create obstacles, problems and disharmony. 

Dön is the name given to the end-of-years’ amassed energy patterns, particularly the negative ones which whip-up destructive thinking to provoke difficult interactions and arguments that, if we don’t clarify with mindfulness, can even lead to emotional obsessions, or psychic or physical sickness. Thus, it is now super important that over the next few days we clear the air and make space, at home, at work, in relationship, and on the meditation cushion, in order to awaken Spirit and transform the mind. Detox inner planes as well as outer worlds now, and let-go of the old and outmoded and, by being open-minded and aware, prepare for New Year of the Green Yin Wood Goat on the 18th–19th February, a year that offers an exhilarating kind of joy, with the potential for great peace.   

During these next few days of the “Dön Season” just before Losar, Tibetan New Year, we call upon our protectors, connect to sangha, and loved ones who give love and support. It may also be a cosmic co-incidence that Valentine's Day is also Dakini Day, but when the Goddess highlights Love, she does so this year with the radiant LoveLight which emanates straight from the Galactic heart.

ℒℴѵℯ __/❤\__ ☼✶•*¨*•.¸¸❤✶& thanks to Carmen Mensink for beautiful Green Tara whose mantra is “Om Tara Tutare Ture Soha” __/❤\__

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

☆ •°*♌ ☾ ♒ ◯ ♒ ☽ ♃ *°•.☆ Full Leo Moon Feb2015

"Self-confidence is knowing that we have the capacity to do something good and firmly decide not to give up." ~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama ~

Because tonight's Full Leo Moon (exact 23:07gmt Feb3rd) is conjunct expansive Jupiter, there is a tendency to inflate and multiply whatever is happening. Now, more than ever, we need to good to ourselves and others and be aware how it is the middle path that leads to peace, and to have the confidence to be kind and grow the positive with courage and compassion whenever and wherever possible. For whenever Jupiter touches a planet, the energies of that planet are magnified; with the currently retrograde Jupiter in union with this Full heartfelt Leo Moon all kinds of situations can take on mammoth proportions – for good or bad, happy or sad. 


Together with the most sacred celestial guide - Jupiter is THE cosmic Guru, this sensitive Moon invokes memories, student/teacher relations, and family connections, be it global family or ‘familiar’ kindred spirits, the past also takes on greater significance, especially when thoughts are connected to the heart and to love. So be aware that emotions can now be heightened and reactions excessive - even the snow (or Sun in the southern hemisphere) might seem crisper, whiter, purer. 

Issues of loyalty in love may also be raised, where doing what is right to keep one’s integrity in tact provides a firmer foundation in truth. Jupiter also teaches us to seek out the broader view, a perspective that enables one to understand and embody even the most abstract principles and ethics which can ultimately lead to Spirit’s liberation. 

With Spirit Sun now in Aquarius, the sign of the higher mind’s freedom through altruism, it’s worth remembering how in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition that the mind lives in the heart. The more we focus upon love and kindness then the more intelligent we become, as a collective and as an individual.
With ℒℴѵℯ__/\__ Thanks to Visual Alchemist for 11thAtainment artwork.

Friday, 30 January 2015

△ Grand Air Trine △ Guru Rinpoche day _/\_ Jan'15


☽☆☾ This lunar cycle’s 'Guru Rinpoche' day, when we give thanks and honour our guides, teachers and, in the Tibetan Buddhist’s tradition, our Lama, has a seriously intellectual quality about it, with reason and love triumphant when embracing unity, bliss and emptiness. This is because a triangle formation between the Aquarian Sun, the growing Gemini Moon, and the Moon’s North Node in Libra, now emphasises the highest functions of the heart mind.
 
 △ With a 'Grand Air Trine' the ability to find common bonds through ideas and friendship can create unity that helps to overcome the dualism separating us from the cosmic Oneness, which has our best interests at heart. Indeed, this kind of magical spacy cohesion helps to appreciate how the teacher works in mysterious ways. Please note that a teacher can be within, someone you met, or from books or videos, even.
 
△ And though we are all born with an inherent inner wisdom, none of us is perfect. In Buddhist philosophy we are all each others’ teachers, in one form or another. So it is during this glorious Gibbous Moon phase, before the upcoming glorious full Moon, where we celebrate the sacred connections that help us to breathe easy and remove karmic obscuration.
 
△ Paying respect to those who help gain personal insight, intuition, and wisdom overview, continues to be in the spotlight with Full Leo Moon, Tuesday the 4th, which will be conjunct Jupiter, the solar system’s munificent ‘Cosmic Guru’, which should be fun. ;)

☽☆☾ It is also worth noting how the nodal axis, with north &south nodes signifying where we are going and where we are coming from respectively, are currently activated by eccentric Uranus, conjunct the South Node. This powerful galvanization from the planet of change, Uranus, advocates the movement towards peace, beauty and harmony (NN in Libra) by raising awareness of where we have been, bringing new gifts to make serious changes (Uranus conjunct SN) that embrace the new and exciting.

In this astral Aquarian age of enlightenment, altruism is the key to the success of any transformation. _/
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☽☆☾ Image is of Garuda – artist unknown, sent to us by one of the great living masters, Jadho Rinpoche _/
\_  Garuda is the Himalayan ‘King of the Birds’, who removes the poison to avoid any injury that comes about from desire, ignorance and aversion. In the Tibetan Kalachakra system of astrology, Garuda is associated with the inventive Fixed Air sign, Aquarius. the sign in which Sprit Sun currently resides.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Final Medicine Buddha Moon of the Horse Year ☼ ☾ January 28th 2015

For the final First Quarter Medicine Buddha Moon of the Horse year, tonight’s exalted Moon in Taurus holds a powerful healing. The combination of Fixed air and earth swiftly connects to the very core of ailments and problems, so they can be managed with love and patience. Even if making sudden, quick change there’s a sense of stability and perseverance that gives value to certain actions which point to cures and remedies.
This year of the Yang Wood Horse has shown us how to be victorious by moving like a lotus rising up and out of the muddy pond, and into spaces that opened-up to light-filled opportunity through our own drive and sense of purpose. And as the Horse year comes to an end, not to be seen again for 60 years, there's bound to even greater development in this increasingly spacy and computerized world the next time this powerful Horse comes around.
Even so, projecting into the future can make one anxious. Aquarius is also a future-orientated sign; and events around this Moon phase can, however, steady frazzled nerves, and encourage one to remain on centre and build upon that which nurtures the heart-mind and soul (particularly important during this Mercury Retrograde period). So prepare now for a dazzling Full Leo Moon on the 3rd Feb, when the heart-mind reigns supreme and altruism is vital to riding the positively exciting planetary élan.
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Medicine Buddha Mantra “Tayata Om Bekandze Bekandze Maha Bekandze Radza Samudgate Soha” _/\_ ૐ

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

♒ ☽☼☾ ♒ Aquarius New Moon 1st SuperMoon of 2015

☆ Jan 20th at 13:13GMT the 1st SuperMoon of 2015 is also the 1st of two new moons in the intellectual AIR sign Aquarius. The second will be next month, Feb 18th at #LOSAR (year of the Goat), with another, 'stealth' Super New Moon. Two New Moons in the same zodiacal sign accent a higher kind of consciousness; and the form this perception takes is signified by the sign. In this case, the New Moons are the sign of the Water Bearer, humanitarian, co-operative and mindful, emphasising the soul's ability to generate the altruistic intention.
☆ This is no time to rest on laurels, but to move and bend with the winds of change, all the while determining the mind’s eye the ability to see with the correct view. Spacy and scientific, Aquarius is also the zodiac’s wild card, indicating a time when things/ideas/situations can arise from out-of-the-blue and take one by surprise. The wonder may even be how humanitarian humanity can be and how kindred spirits working for the benefit of others can rally around to remove obstacles with team spirit.

☆ This New Moon also marks the last lunation of the Green Wood Horse Year, a year when personal opportunities have been more successful with such friendly reinforcement and family support. And now, just before the Wooden Horse leaves, not to be seen again for another 60 years, Mercury goes retrograde on Tuesday 21st at 17 Aquarius, putting on the breaks to slow (the mind) down during the Horse’s final lunation, in order to re-think, re-wire, re-calibrate whatever it is that these future-orientated Aquarian degrees spark in your own horoscope.
☆ This potentially wild, wiggy and exciting Mercury retrograde ends with Mercury direct at 1Aquarius on 11th Feb, (with a last quarter healing Moon). For re-thinking structures and ambitions key dates to watch and reflect upon are 5th January (just gone), 5th February, and the 19th Feb. And for powerful breakthroughs: 14th Jan, 28th Jan and March 1st.

Wishing you all a wonderful New Moon with starry blessings, with ℒℴѵℯ __/\__ & many thanks for artwork 'StarChild Encoded Healing' by Visual Alchemy.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Scorpio Dakini Moon ~ January 15th/16th 2015

_/\_This Capricorn lunation’s 'Dakini Day', when Spirit Sun makes the last major aspect in the form of the Sextile to the powerful Scorpio Moon, the (tantric) path of transform beckons as the means to liberation. When the waning Scorpio Dakini Moon conjuncts weighty but beauitful Saturn, planet of responsibility and discipline, this direction’s challenges are real and solid (relatively speaking ;) ). Confronting long-held fears can now bring certain karma to an end. Whether the karma ripening now is from this life’s causes and conditions may remain to be seen; there are many celestial factors currently at play which accent the realisation of the results of dedicated perseverance. Indeed, spiritual accomplishment can take many lifetimes. And as TimeLord Saturn in Sagittarius currently has the last say in present aspects - by way of planetary disposition - there’s reason to be optimistic about any work being achieved right now. Astral tip: The broader the view, the stronger and more meaningful the attainment.
ℒℴѵℯ ॐ
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