Friday, 19 December 2014

Dark Moon Dark Sun ~ Winter Solstice 2014

Shortest day and longest night is fast approaching. At the same time the Moon cycle is coming to a close, compounding long shadow days and the need to allow subconscious thoughts, feelings and dreams to bubble up to the surface before being filtered by the light of consciousness.
Until the Winter Solstice (21st Dec 23:03GMT ), swiftly followed by the New Capricorn Moon (22nd Dec 001:25gmt ) - with both markers occurring around midnight Universal Time, this closing part of the year is also one of the year’s darkest periods. Before solar standstill, and like the animals hibernating, it is now time to relax (as best one can in the often hectic pre-xmas whirl). During these next few days the receptive and feminine Yin chi flows deeply and strong (in the northern hemisphere). Within this dark space the urge to turn inwards, in order to recoup and revive, is an innate part of our natural cycle. It is also a time of major personal initiation into our own internal light, teaching to kindle the light which resides in our heart. Soul and Spirit illuminating faith and trust, hope and compassion, qualities for the SOLstice blessings to take forward into the New Year – and beyond.
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"Now it is of the utmost importance to remember that the external search for fulfillment through our complex patterns of hatred, love, and attachment is a lost cause. Fulfillment is attained through pausing and turning inwards." ~ Lama Tsultrum Alione ~
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With love & thanks to unknown artist for Crescent Moon Goddess (as loving Venus conjuncts transformational Pluto!) _
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With love & thanks to unknown artist for Crescent Moon Goddess (as loving Venus conjuncts transformational Pluto!) _/ \_

Sunday, 14 December 2014

❂~❈~❂ TARA MEDICINE MOON ❂~❈~❂

15th December ~> Last Quarter Virgo Moon square Sagittarius Sun

☼ ☾ With today’s lunar emphasis upon the healing qualities of the Divine Feminine, honouring the Great Mother liberator can free us from fear and protect from suffering. All the while, the generous Sagittarian Sun inspires one to remain confident and optimistic, to know that rainbows and miracles do happen, and to encourage an open mind as the means to a kind and open heart. 

♅⚥ ♇ Tomorrow, the 16th, sees the 6th of 7 exact squares between generational planets Uranus and Pluto, accenting a particularly long struggle for freedom within this powerful period of collective transformation.  This configuration which began 2012, demands the kind of change where altruism and lucidity can flourish, where all beings are nurtured with an awareness of their authentic presence.

The Sacred Goddess (within) protects from having the wrong view during challenging times, helping to retain a balanced mind that frees from harmful negative emotions.  And as we turn towards Solstice with a New Capricorn Moon on the 22nd, when the New Light King is born (in the Northern Hemisphere), it is the unconditional love of the glorious Goddess who prepares to act and tender compassionate healing, even in our darkest hours. So follow Tara's lead and take care of yourself and others as a mother would a child, and enjoy the blessings from the great Goddess.


_/♥\_ Artwork by Lasha Mutual, with thanks _/♥\_ & explanation of Green Tara’s position from Religionfacts.com: “in a posture of ease and readiness for action. While her left leg is folded in the contemplative position, her right leg is outstretched, ready to spring into action. Green Tara’s left hand is in the refuge-granting mudra (gesture); her right hand makes the boon-granting [giving] gesture. In her hands she also holds closed blue lotuses (utpalas), which symbolize purity and power.”

Tara’s Mantra “om tare tuttare ture soha”… _/♥\__/♥\__/♥\_

Saturday, 6 December 2014

A SPIRITUAL EXPLORER FUELED by LOVE AIMS for & ATTRACTS a POWERFUL GALACTIC HEALING of the HEART ❤

☆ •°*☾ ◯☽ *°•.☆ 5th-6th-7th December _/\_
The Full Moon is rising in Gemini, opposite Sagittarian Sun - with the sign of the Archer aiming directly at the Great Attractor, the centre of our home Galactic supercluster, called Laniakea ‘Immeasurable Heaven’. This rare celestial alignment (every 19 years) suggests one takes aim for the next couple of days and hold focus upon the great convergence of truth, love, and our innate, light-radiating wisdom. Because the Sagittarian ruler who encourages one to see the bigger picture with greater clarity, the great Cosmic Guru, Jupiter, is now stationed to go retrograde immediately after the Full Moon (on Monday the 8th); and cautious Saturn is about to change signs from Scorpio into Jupiter’s sign, Sagittarius (on Xmas Eve), when the Lord of Karma gives lessons in fidelity and freedom; it suggests that now is not the time to move rashly, but to focus upon what pleases, and to turn one’s wisdom eye towards the rejuvenating healing power of light, compassion and love. Even if prepared to relinquish attachment and desire and renounce all: goal, aim and object, only a super-realised super-heroic spiritual warrior with nothing to lose, but perhaps heart and soul, would now leap into the unknown without taking time to now relish the immense infinite joy of life’s great multi-dimensional interconnected adventure.

Warning: Be careful what you concentrate upon during this Full Moon: it might just show you how loving kindness actually works for the benefit of all

Image is of Kurukulla ॐ__/\__She who is ‘The Cause of Knowledge’, Goddess of attraction, enchantment and love, and not to be invoked lightly. Artist Sergey Noskov Artwork, with ℒℴѵℯ_/✿\_ & thanks and immeasurable heavenly Full Moon blessings ॐ__/\__

Saturday, 22 November 2014

New View ~> New Moon 0º Sagittarius @ 12:32gmt

The Sun moves into Sagittarius today, Saturday, with a New Moon in the sign of the centaur, advocating we make the most of the creative spark during this last fire sign month in the year of the Wood Horse. Sun and Moon are with Goddess Venus, helping to raise the cosmic love vibration and general back-slapping bonhomie. But be aware how ‘The Lights’ are also conjunct prudent Saturn, suggesting a cautious kind of optimism is called for, also that we need to cultivate tact, patience and tolerance, especially when dealing with long-term travel plans, business expansion and religious differences.
 

The Archer encourages positive progress, urging one to open the mind, think big and aim high. Saturn is soon to enter this philosophical sign: from the end of December, and for the next couple of years, the spheres which are increasingly important to grow general overall happiness are through faith and hope and, perhaps most importantly, by being kind and willing to understand those who don’t appear to have the same beliefs as us. In the words of His Holiness, Dalai Lama "In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher." Its worth bearing in mind how the enemy needn't be external, but internal with our faults and delusions.

Ultimately, Sagittarius teaches us that we inhabit a big wide world, full of wonder and joy; and it is our experience within this sphere that gives life its most profound and perceptive meaning. _/\_

Image of master archer and strategist, Dorje Denma Ling, whose Tibetan name means “Indestructible (Dorje) Place (Ling) of Denma" with thanks to Shambhalla centre of the same name _/\_

Monday, 17 November 2014

Dakini Day ॐ_/♥\_ॐ_/♥\_ॐ_/♥\_ Nov17th 2014

☼ ✶☽ The purifying and healing power of this lunar cycle's Balsamic Virgo moon is phenomenally strong, as Lunar Dakini provides the Divine feminine's much- needed therapeutic touch in degenerate times.  With dedicated care and organization, negativity can now be banished into the void from whence it came.

✶ Among four celestial bodies in Scorpio (including asteroid Pallas Athena, strategic female policy maker) the fixed Scorpio Sun conjuncts Karmic Saturn. Lessons we learn from authoritative Saturn are always serious and important; in Scorpio, the issues tend to be emotionally charged and intense. And when the Sun meets Saturn light is shed upon profound and sometimes dark and difficult subjects, such as death and inheritance, letting-go and renewal. Marking boundaries and being more disciplined and responsible may help to operate easily within a framework that transforms challenging circumstance into stabilized, workable situations.  Good time to get real and tidy-up one's act.

Be ready for the New Moon at 0Sag on the 22nd, which brings enthusiasm, hope and truth to the fore…. ~~>

Happy Dakini Day! _/\_
Dedicating all love & compassion to whomever and wherever needs it... With thanks to unknown artist for Dakini &Raven
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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Lha-bab Düchen KARMA MULITIPLIED DAY x 100, 000, 000 _/\_

Thursday, 13th November 20014 it is the last ‘Buddha Day’ of the year, and a multiplied karma day, when the effect and merit of actions, thoughts. and words are multiplied by 100,000,000! Be mindful throughout the day. Lha-bab Duchen is one of the most important days in the Buddhist calendar. This 22nd day of the 9th Tibetan month sees the celebration of Buddha’s return to earth after three months and seven days of dharma teaching to his mother in the realm of the 33, the sphere of the Deva’s. So that his mother could be liberated from Samsara, and to repay her kindness, is an act considered to be one Buddha’s eight ‘great deeds’.

From the heavenly bliss realms, Buddha Shakyamuni returned to Earth to continue teaching dharma via a triple ladder made by Vishvakarma, the Hindu god of architecture and machines. Built from gold, crystal, and Lapis Lazuli, the ladder stretched all the way from Mount Meru. At the appointed hour (on the last quarter moon) on the right-hand golden ladder appeared the all-powerful, all-seeing Bramha, with the fine form deities; on the left-hand crystal ladder came Dorje wielding Indra, with the Lords of the sensual worlds; while Buddha descended via the central Lapis Lazuli ladder, representing the middle path, as well as an intimate relation with the realms of meditation, infinite space and infinite consciousness; thus bringing heaven to earth, illustrating how to overcome the duality of form and formlessness.

Many thanks to RigpaWiki for image of Buddha's descent from the 33 ॐ_/\_

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Full Taurus Moon ☼✶•*¨*•.¸¸✶❤

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Tonight’s intense Full Moon in Taurus @ 22:22 GMT (double master numbers!) highlights our need to feed spirit and soul, heart and mind, with nourishing food, ideas, and feelings that strengthen and encourage our natural, inner-radiance to shine.

Spirit Sun in Scorpio also conjuncts Venus, the sensual Love Goddess and ruler of Taurus, doubling the emphasis upon beauty and joy and LOVE’s transformational power, as well as offering insight into our personal and shared values, and all the heart holds dear.

Remember that only Love conquers Fear. And that self-love is as important as loving others. In the words of Stevie Wonder “If you can’t love yourself, who can you love?”

With ℒℴѵℯ __/\__ ☼✶•*¨*•.¸¸✶ & Full Moon blessings & Thanks to unknown artist for pretty Moon Maiden with offerings __/\_

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Healing Halloween Medicine Buddha Moon _/ ૐ \_ Oct31st 2014


☆ •°*☾ Scorpio Sun & 1st quarter Moon Aquarius ☽ *°•.☆

Honoring ancestors, as well as the recently departed, tonight’s Halloween festival venerates the profound emotions of Scorpio, sign of death and rebirth. Over the next few days and nights, during this month of regenerative Scorpio, the veils thin between the worlds of the living, those passed and those yet to come; as the hallowed souls of those gone beyond bequeath a reminder of magic and mystery, and the connections to kindred spirits enhance psychic abilities, intuitive insight and prophetic dreams.


So when looking up and around to see if any witches are flying on broomsticks, or Kinkara* dancing the cremation grounds, also note a beautiful First Quarter healing Medicine Moon, gliding across the starry firmament like a golden offering bowl, brimming with unconditional compassion. In Aquarius, this First Quarter Halloween Moon accents the human soul’s capacity for tremendous restoration by delving into the beauty, joy and meaning of life, in all its intensity. Reap now the blessings of the departed, knowing spirit never dies, but in the never ending cycle of life, death and rebirth, it is the essential spirit which only transforms.

May all souls, saints and spirits be happy and healed, now and always, with ℒℴѵℯLiGHt

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Healing Buddha Mantra “Thayatha Om Bekanze Bekanze Mahabekanze Rasa Samut Gate Soha”
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& Many thanks to unknown photographer for beautiful Tibetan mask dancers
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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Mercury direct~> opposite Uranus x3 = CHANGE of mind ☼✶•*¨*•.¸¸♥ OCT 2014

The planet of communication, Mercury going forwards today in Libra (did I hear a cheer 'hooray'?! ), and with it the words of fellow Libran Mahatma Gandhi, “Be the change you wish to see in the world” become ever more popular. Rightly so; for each and every one of us has a personal responsibility to alter – and improve – our lives, as well as benefit those of others around us, and therefore shape our own (collective) destiny. But how do we actually do that?

By changing the way we perceive ourselves, our relationships, and our position in the world we do actually alter the way we react. By seeing all the good around us, the kindness and love we give and receive - and are grateful for - it enables one to generate a feelgood factor, which in turn makes problem solving much easier. Ghandi also said that “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” To all intents and purposes many go through the opposite of this, bumbling best we can through a time of soul searching, seeking new ways of looking at the world, and new ways to change our approach to problems so that our needs get met, if not our wants. Yet these times call for material consolidation and practical advancement in spiritual study. Though it’s not always easy to implement the new ideas, symbolised by Mercury's retrograde in Libra, but by the time that Mercury re-enters Scorpio, on the 9th November, we may be very glad that we were brave enough to embrace the change that come from the heart, bringing beauty and joy to the fore.

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Many thanks to unknown artist for inspiring heart _/♥\_

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

☆ •°*☾ ◯☽ *°•.☆ Halloween ~ Diwali Solar Eclipse 0° Scorpio ☆ •°*☾


Pre-eclipse DarkMoon in Libra until Thursday, when the Moon occults the near Halloween 0° Scorpio Sun (@22:57bst), and an incoming tide of emotional and spiritual transformation rides a strong and deep wave. As this New Moon solar eclipse tests how we identify with our passions, which are best observed even when indulging, a new process begins in the way we view obsession and desire, making it easier to see and recognise craving’s nuances, so that we won’t need to get hooked by greed or possessiveness, thereby enabling one to relax within caring, loving relationships (including the relationship we have with our 'self').
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On route to the partial SolarEclipse (visible in the US) the sensitive moon in Libra seeks balance, even whilst in the scattering mode of leaves and seeds (depending upon which half of the hemisphere you are in: autumn peaks in the north, spring in the South); Triggering first the ongoing 'Cardinal Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun' (still in effect until next year), and igniting that Divine spark of inspiration which enables one to walk the noble path of transformation and embrace personal change that also benefits others, La Luna then also occults the still retrograde Mercury for a potentially wiggy reminder that fairness and dialogue (as well as following one’s breath in meditation), are optimum means to discover and connect with innate inner-beauty, as well as the harmonious heart-mind.
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Moments before the Diwali Solar Eclipse, the Moon enters Scorpio to even eclipse Venus. In effect, this heart opening rip in the fabric of space-time is one through which ‘the witness within’ can perceive the universal and profoundly magical healing of the power of love, without getting stuck in any power-play. _/\_

With many thanks to the unknown artist for Autumn Buddha & the Transformational Butterflies _/\_

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Love is the Bridge ~ Lunar Eclipse October 8th 2014

“Love is the bridge between you and everything” ~ Rumi

KARMA multiplied day x 7 million.✫´¯`*•.¸¸☼ ♡

☾ ● ◯ The October Full Moon is sometimes called Hunter’s Moon, aka Blood Moon, Travel Moon, or Dying Moon, as the leaves (in the northern hemisphere) begin to wither and drop, which in itself can instil the dread of winter. But wherever you are take heart: This Aries Moon is also an exciting Lunar Eclipse, exact 11:51bst (6:51est), laden with love and light. In harmonious Libra, and conjunct Venus, Spirit Sun aligns love with intelligence, to encourage kindness to be at the heart of activating creative change.

The Moon is exactly conjunct Uranus, the enlightening planet associated with dramatic turnarounds, as well as altruism, with each expressing his or her own individual gifts within the larger social scale. Now Uranus wakes us up to that which emotionally fulfills, like a bolt from the blue urging one into action. And with both Sun and Moon in hard aspect to Pluto (to activate ongoing Uranus/Pluto square), it is imperative to make very real and personal changes in relationship to self, those we care for, and the way that we treat our environment. This set of eclipses (today is Lunar, @15Aries-Libra, with solar 23rd Oct 0Scorpio) also suggests we are the old/new people, stronger than before, astrologically and psychologically primed for self-awareness, particularly in relation to others. H.H. Dalai Lama says “Although it is difficult to pinpoint the physical base or location of awareness, it is perhaps the most precious thing concealed within our brains. And it is something that the individual alone can feel and experience. Each of us cherishes it highly, yet it is private.” His Holiness’s words also remind how it the very private and personal awareness which empowers Spirit and the heart-mind to maintain strength, harmony and balance.

Now is the time to Let the Love-Light shine dearest cyber Sangha ~> and be the change we wish to see! __/\__ ☼✶•*¨*•.¸¸✶

with ℒℴѵℯ __/
\__ & Thanks to Visual Alchemy for 'The Angel of Bliss'

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

22nd-23rd September ~> Dark Moon Equinox: Changes in the year of the Horse @4:29bst (10:29Est)

✣ From a personal perspective, this equinox accents the need for harmonious relations and healthier emotions. From the worldly perspective, it’s interesting to note the major theme of the collective’s focus, especially when a ‘generational’ planet does something special at a Cardinal solar marker (Uranus, Neptune & Pluto are generational planets), highlighting collective karma. Because energy flows where attention goes, such matters can dictate how the masses are feeling at a time of the Sun’s naturally important turning points. I mention this now because this Dark Moon Equinox is marked by transformational Pluto, planet of oligarchs and hidden, underworld shadows, now going forward after a five month retrograde. Pluto bearing down at 11degrees Capricorn (and anyone with cardinal planets at this degree will also be re-emerging from an internal restructuring), suggests those in positions of power are emerging from a core reform that can impact the health of Mother Earth: Today’s announcement that a family of investors (Pluto) are looking to divest fossil fuel and put their energy into renewables (also Pluto) is rather encouraging, just as hundreds of thousands took to the streets, across the globe, to proclaim the need for an awareness of climate change due to human-made pollution (again Pluto, but also Neptune).

✣ Equinox is also a time of balancing opposites, light and dark, warm and cool, old and new, desire and gratitude. The New Libra Moon on Wednesday 24th encourages confidence and change. As Sun & Moon move into harmonizing Libra, those of us in the northern hemisphere can begin to embrace the feminine and receptive, cool inward yin; while in the southern hemisphere Sun’s yang summer light is growing. One last point to note is how auroras often accompany equinoxes, and in a moonless sky Northern Lights could be quite dramatic, with just a wisp of solar winds to stir heart-mind into action. _/\_ ૐ•´¯`•.¸¸.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

✶ A Dark Moon Equinox ~ September 2014


If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh, Being Peace

Dakini Day~> 19th Sept
✶ With Spirit Sun in the sign of the Virgo Goddess, and the sensitive Moon at home in Cancer, the Lights now reflect a deeply feminine caring quality. Subjects to which we feel an innate kind of loyalty and need to protect, such as health and work, (female) friends and family (Sangha), the historical past - as well as personal creativity - all can now blossom and bloom by showing the kind of love a mother would nurture her child - even when/if self-administering.

✶ A Dark Moon Equinox is days away, 23rd September, when aligning with Earth’s balance of light and dark between the hemispheres will encourage a poised and steady, confident heart. In the midst of this natural change of season, calm stability is more easily achieved by relaxing into where you are now, super cool, with nothing to regret, nor anything to strive for, just resting in the still point of balance, inherently mindful and meditative of life, love and light.

✶ From the astrological perspective, and depending upon which side of Gaia you are, this autumnal/spring equinoctial marker is followed swiftly by a galactically influenced new Libra Moon on the 24th. This New Moon, in the Sign of the Scales, will conjunct the ‘Super Galactic Centre’ – the centre around which our own Milky Way galaxy, along with other galaxies, spiral. And as all things are interconnected (through the conscious Buddha field of love and light), a new Moon upon this powerful but potentially peaceful sensitive Libran point is mind-boggling in its’ extensive vastness – it’s a though the existence of our own ‘Immeasurable Heaven’ (within the recently named ‘Laneakia’), is instinctively and most naturally drawn to love, peace and equality.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Tara Moon ~> 16th September 2014 ॐ_/\_

The major focus of this last (Virgo) lunation (moon cycle) has been upon profound spiritual healing through forgiveness, and devotion to the Sacred Wise Woman (a human aspect which lies within us all – as we all have an intellectually intuitive side to our nature, to some degree or another). Today’s Last Quarter Moon takes the premise of empathy a step further, urging one to swiftly act upon situations that require compassion and kindness. Note how today there are a myriad of options with the Gemini Moon, enabling one to quickly overcome obstacles and problems, and tidily tie up loose ends. Though the sensitive Moon is again in hard aspect to shamanic healer Chiron, it is by applying Virgo’s practical insight, together with feminine wisdom (such as that of Goddess Tara), that heightens the chances for especially efficacious results, particularly for those accidental or self-inflicted wounds. _/\_

Tara’s mantra “Om Tara Tutare Ture Soha”
Image of beautiful Green Tara by Peter Iseli~>
with thanks & ℒℴѵℯ_/✿\_

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Jupiter Trine Uranus ~> Sept 2nd ❤ A visionary healing Buddha Moon

September 2nd ~> _/\_ Today’s Medicine Buddha sees the Last Quarter Moon in forward-thinking Sagittarius, squaring up to Spirit Sun in earthy, healing Virgo. This mutable combination of Lights indicates change through helpful action; as the Divine Virgo Goddess is in service with the generous Centaur Sage, a myriad of practical (but possibly unfamiliar) solutions are available right now; whatever the issue, be it mental, physical or spiritual, the Moon in Sagittarius challenges one to open the mind and see the bigger, more magical picture at play. There is every reason to remain optimistic at this moment: remedies applied now have the potential to quickly alleviate and show positive results. ॐ_/\_

Medicine Buddha mantra “Tayatha Om Bekanze Bekanze Mahabekanze Rasa Sammut Gate Soha” ~> “Hail the King of Healing, the Great Healer, let the healing begin! Let it be so!” ॐ_/
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“Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you truly love.” Rumi

This fiery Sagittarian Medicine Buddha Moon also connects to an extremely promising astral aspect shaping up in the heavens between optimistic Jupiter (the Sagittarian Centaur’s ruler) in sunny confident Leo, and radical Uranus, rousing action-orientated Aries: Together, these three now illuminate an inspiring ‘Grand Fire Trine’. Fire in the Tibetan Tantra represents wisdom, spiritual as well as intellectual.

This all-consuming, dynamic and magnetic Fire Trine between expansive Jupiter and brilliant Uranus accents a broad, clear vision, creativity and transformation. Note this innovative and dynamic configuration is set to last for the next 9 months; which means that every month, when the sensitive Moon is in philosophical Sagittarius, a creative spark of powerful yang can combust the dross and liberate ego. At its most fundamental, this particular trine cultivates an awareness of what makes our heart sing. With the first exact aspect between Jupiter and Uranus just after equinox, 25th September, this exciting fiery vitality carries welcome hope and cheer that resonates all the way until Summer Solstice 2015.

Due to the position of the Moon in Sagittarius today, we're getting the initial glimpses of this potentially liberating aspect. Look at the 15-20 degrees Fire signs Leo and Aries (as well as Cardinal signs) in your scope and see where and how you are awakening with a warm and passionate, glowing heart. ॐ_/
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Monday, 25 August 2014

New Virgo Moon ~> 25th August ~> @15:13bst


The remedial Virgo Sun’s ruler, quicksilver Mercury, makes an encouraging and helpful aspect to the currently forceful Mars/Saturn conjunction in powerful, secretive Scorpio. Setting a positive intention is paramount with the start of a lunation that begins with a mighty Mars/Saturn conjunction, as this potent vibration can hold for the whole month. I recently likened this aggregation of forceful scarlet Mars and taskmaster Saturn to that of wading through treacle: Sweet because the connection of Jupiter/Venus is still in playful Leo; but sticky too, due to the muddied and complex nature of active Mars and karmic Saturn controlling; with fiery Mars an earthy Saturn can harden and form into something solid, like a wall that can either protect, or one that needs scaling in order to discover what's behind or reach further insights.

Luckily, the shape-shifting Virgo Mercury’s plasticity allows the mind to see what is concretising from various angles. Mercury's variety of experience shows it’s how we view situations, which can make all the difference to both process and outcome. So we need to be careful how we now shape our thoughts at the time of this New Moon in the the beautiful sign of the Virgo Goddess, and particularly how we steer inner feelings to discern and stabilize emotions, to reap the individual and collective healing this lunation offers. For concentrated deep spiritual healing employ feminine wisdom with the compassion of a rational heart, and we can heal the dream, as well as dream the healing.

With ℒℴѵℯ_/✿\_ & many thanks to Laura Marshall for her beautiful Great Mother Liberator, Green Tara, whose mantra 'Om Tara Tutara Ture Soha' can invoke the Goddess to help remove obstacles ॐ_/\_

Monday, 18 August 2014

Tara Moon ~ Medicine Buddha ~> 17th August 2014

Sun in Leo square Last quarter Moon in Taurus…

"With the realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. According to my own experience, self-confidence is very important. That sort of confidence is not a blind one; it is an awareness of one’s own potential. On that basis, human beings can transform themselves by increasing the good qualities and reducing the negative qualities." ~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama, from 'Dalai Lama's Book of Wisdom'

In astrology, the radiant Sun is symbol of the self, exuding warmth, confidence and courage. The Sun is still currently at home in these last degrees of fiery Leo, so you’d think we could all be shiny, happy people having fun. But during this past week or so, karmic Saturn has made tricky aspects to both Spirit Sun and the sensitive Moon making it feel like we are wading through treacle, slowing us down to focus upon what’s important, especially when trying to move ahead and create dynamic change. This is not to say we cannot manifest the transformations and adjustments we wish, but whenever task master Saturn is prominent, as it is for a while yet (to be conjunct active Mars with the New Virgo Moon August 25th) that we should be patient with tough karmic lessons, appreciating what we learn within each present moment, particularly when working towards goals.

At this last quarter exalted Taurus Moon, the Lights, the Leo Sun & Moon, encourage us to be realistic and return to source. Taurus Moon exalts the Divine Feminine, to unconditionally nurture and build strength and stamina, quietly polishing and stabilizing our inherent and glistening Buddha nature, to positively gleam with the clear light mind.

Thanks to unknown artist for image of Green Tara, Goddess who quickly removes obstacles and whose mantra is ‘Om Tara Tutare Ture Soha’ _/\_

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Saturday, 9 August 2014

~ ☆ Freedom & Responsibility ☆ ~ Full Moon in Aquarius 10/11th August 2014


In Esoteric astrology, Aquarius is the hierarchical ruler of the Moon; this means at our ‘highest’ emotional vibration we are world servers, wanting the best for all beings, and humanely cooperating with others when bringing our unique gift to the world.  In order for such freedom to exist we need to be accountable for our actions and ideas.

“We must take direct responsibility for our own spiritual lives and rely upon nobody and nothing, for even the Buddhas of the ten directions and three times are unable to help us if we do not help ourselves. If another being were able to save us, surely he would have already done so. It is time, therefore, that we help ourselves.”
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SUNday’s 18degrees Aquarius Supermoon at 19:09 bst (10:09PST) may well lessen the chance to see the usually dramatic Persieds meteor shower this year (though it may still be possible to witness a long sky streak). Instead, the lights, the regal Leo Sun and egalitarian Aquarius Moon, encourage the reclamation of spiritual strength and power so that we can embrace the future with a happy heart, comfortable with our own personal responsibility.

Though there may well be obstacles, which are possibly even preceded by breakthroughs; and any sense of limitation needs to be addressed from a conscientious place of personal answerability. Whilst giving ourselves space to think outside the box is important, any encounter with a power imbalance, be that in friendship, partnership, at work, in the home, wherever equality is called for, it may now mark a need to define boundaries and draw protective lines to avoid real or even psychic abuse.  

You see, this is karmically laden  Supermoon, when heavy important matters materialise, from seemingly out-of-the-blue. Emotional issues of trust, honour and loyalty need to be treated with illuminated insight. Generosity is also called for, where kindred spirits, spiritual friends and sangha provide helpful alliance. For the 21st Century Spiritual Warrior with planets at 14-20 fixed signs, it might be helpful to cast your mind back to August 1999 and see how best to be now.  As the generous Solar Light perfects the heart-essence, this Lammas fixed fire cross-quarter Full Moon accents the source of love and light that provides warmth, food and shelter, cosmically connecting and binding us all together under One Sun. To tap into this spiritual force and maintain (the quest for) self-awareness at the same time as raising altruistic intention during difficult times makes this emotionally charged, high tidal flow SuperMoon one of co-operation, hope, and concrete co-creation.
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With ℒℴѵℯ_/\_ & many thanks to Alex Groseth for ‘The_Shree_Yantra’