Sunday, 20 April 2014

Transformational Easter Cross 2014

♥´¯`•.¸¸.•Happy Easter Everyone!•´¯`•.¸¸.

On this first Sunday after the Full Moon after the Spring Equinox, we honour the fertility of the Mother Goddess and the luminous light of the Risen Divinity _/✿\_

☼ ♉ & ☾ ♇ ~> The Sun is now in Earthy Taurus and the sensitive Capricorn Moon conjunct Pluto, planet of the life, death and rebirth, which is rather fitting for a holiday that celebrates the transformation of Spirit.

✣ Such profundity is astrologically compounded as the Cardinal Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun perfects this this Easter SUNday, when four planets make a perfect square in the heavens (with the 3rd Jupiter square Uranus, plus the 5th Uranus-Pluto square today, & the 2ndMars opposition Uranus, Tuesday 22nd). Staying on centre is where we each find our peace, power and strength to radiate the innate glowing Divinity within every one of us, which in Buddhism we call‘Buddha nature’ our essential goodness.

✣ During this truly transformational time of the Cardinal Cross change comes from within, when ‘being the change we wish to see’ is the way to ‘resurrect’. This celestial Cross also places emphasis upon self-awareness in relation to others and the world we live in. Only when we personally alter the spacious perception of our heart-mind from within, will outworn and incompetent traditional systems also change. Bear in mind that while the synchronicity of this cross takes place over Easter – when much of the Western world celebrates Christ dying on the Cross only to rise again on Easter Sunday – this dynamic and active square continues to transition in and out of formation for another year, maintaining the process of awakening individual potential (and thereby the collective) to our inherent LoveLight by showing kindness and compassion to all beings, including one’s self.

In the words of the Buddha “You are your own Master. The Buddha only shows you the way”.

May all beings be happy and free from suffering _/\_

With ℒℴѵℯ & many thanks for sharing and esepcially to Joma Sipe for his beautiful illustration of a cross in dynamic heavenly action "The Jewel in the Lotus 7" _/✿\_

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Aries-Libra ♈ ( ( (☾ ◯☽) ) ) ♎ LUNAR ECLIPSE ☩ CARDINAL CROSS

April 14/15th ~> KARMA Multiplied x 7 million (positive or negative)
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Aries-Libra LUNAR ECLIPSE awakens the CARDINAL CROSS – the cosmic mandala of the CENTRAL SPIRITUAL SUN

The mandala is an archetypal image whose occurrence is attested throughout the ages. It signifies the wholeness of the Self. This circular image represents the wholeness of the psychic ground or, to put it in mythic terms, the divinity incarnate in man.” Jung

Tibetans also call the mandala a ‘celestial palace’ where all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas abide to help transform the mundane psyche into sacred unity.  Having a balanced heart-mind makes for an optimum meditation to remain at the centre of holy-ness, made especially demanding during the upcoming Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in harmonious Libra 14/15th  (8:40am BST) at 26 Libra/Aries, is followed in two weeks by the Taurus Solar Eclipse.

☩ Practice staying at centre (of the mandala): hydrate, eat well, sleep well, exercise enough, and set the intention to raise Bodhicitta and get ready to ride the karmic winds of Monday night/Tuesday morning's total eclipse of the Moon, which will be visible across North America. This eclipse is also accompanied by the CARDINAL Cross of The Central Spiritual Sun (and the 5th of 7 Uranus-Pluto squares, plus Jupiter squares both Uranus & Pluto on 20th/21st April), once again accenting our ability to self-motivate and radiate LoveLight from heart-mind and awaken to truth, in any given situation (when having a good intention makes life easier). 

Think back to the last set of similar Aries/Libra eclipses, in October ’13, and note changes in being able to a) more easily embrace and access the love-wisdom and b) release negative thought and behavioural patterns, which specifically affect the health and wellbeing of (a certain) relationship. Even if that relationship is only with self and environment, the chances are that you/we are all more aware of the need for heroic individual cooperation and participation when creating stability and equanimity.  

Now we are in the dynamic year of the high-minded Wood Horse, whose season is spring, there’s no time like the present to acknowledge the need to fulfil responsibilities and put all positive HorsePower into action.  Though there is galloping sense of urgency with the most virtuous actions, caution is still advised while Mars is retrograde in Libra and conjunct the eclipsed Moon.

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This cosmic and incredibly profound Cardinal Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun has, over the past four years, come in and out of orb with varying intensity since 2010 - and will continue to do so for another year. Indeed, we've even had this vibrant Cross of action present in recent eclipses before too, specifically July 1st 2011, which represented an elevation of critical spiritual mass (in which social media surely plays a part) as well as an awareness about difficulties (and their causes).

Though much depends upon how we view and react to current challenges, this set of eclipses now fast approaching will first see the Lunar eclipse on the 14/15th (8:40am BST) where, interestingly, the Solar principle is exalted by the Sun in Aries. This is followed by a Solar eclipse in two weeks, 29th April, when the Lunar principle is exalted with the Moon in Taurus. This is an extraordinary exaltation of both ‘Lights’ within consecutive eclipses. As Sun, Moon and Earth align in such an exalted manner, it provides the perfect opportunity to balance both male & female sides of ourselves, as well as within relationship – through thought-provoking and possibly demanding situations.
The importance of this totally cosmic Cardinal Cross lies in its ability to bring divinity to life, within everyone and everything, raising consciousness so that all can be aware how we co-create with our Universe. When we see the Divine in everything, then everything becomes Divine, sacred and whole. We can call it ascension or awakening, but by the time this time of Cardinal Cross moves on, many more people will have become aware that Spirit is being initiated into a greater understanding of interconnected Oneness.  

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Astrological key points for this Cardinal Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun reinforce innovative and exciting energies that generate movement and action.: Gathering kindred spirits together is planet Uranus as the instigating agent of change; Jupiter synthesizes with a caring and hopeful overview, and is exalted in Cancer; while communicative Mercury, in assertive Aries, is in the sign of Aries' esoteric rulership, next to Uranus, which is the hierarchical ruler of Aries, this powerful Aries energy urges the Spiritual Warrior towards an altruistic objective an to think clearly. When we add the Sun’s exaltation in Aries to the mix, energizing this Cardinal Grand Cross with the Light of Life's pure Light vibration, Aries therefore becomes the only sign stimulated and strengthened on all levels: orthodox, esoteric and hierarchical. This means active Aries is triple powered. And while the retrograde Mars rules Aries (though now in Libra (and with the Full Moon)), one gets the sense the zodiac’s defender and warrior is being roused with the motivation to be brave and do what is right and fair. This is not to say situations will run smooth, as there will be quakes and flares to heighten any intensity: it is Eclipse Season, after all. But the challenge now is to find new ways to kindle justice and peace, beauty and culture, for all beings to harmonize important relationships, be those with friends, family, authority, or even the relationship we have with ‘self’; for it is only when we embrace what is good and familiarize ourselves with virtuous action can freedom, both personal and collective, flower and bloom. 

Many thanks to unknown artist for 5Buddha Families, representing each arm of the Cardinal Cross at the time of the Full Moon Eclipse _/♥\_ & always eternally grateful to Bill Brouard for his Aries Sun Goddess awakening the third eye at the time of the Full Libra Moon Eclipse ॐ_/♥\_

If you would like to go back over the years and read and distil relevant points please come here (though be warned: there's a lot to go through – some of it also gets quite personal):

Thursday, 10 April 2014

☸ Sun in Aries trine Moon in Leo April 9/10th

Honoring the Guru on this 10th day of the second Tibetan month; when Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava, Tibets’ second Buddha, showed mastery of both sutra and mantra, and became known as, ‘Lion of the Shakyas ‘, brave and ‘Wise seeker of the Sublime’. _/♥\_

☆~☽☼☾~☆ The exalted Aries Sun now makes an extremely helpful, vitalizing aspect to the sensitive Moon in loyal and joyful, loving Leo, sign of the generous and powerful Lion, which is also ruled by our golden Sun. This is a very fiery combination of ‘the lights’, radiating optimum dynamic ‘yang’ energy. The vibrant celestial duo, Sun and Moon, energize, accenting a vibrant heart connection a Spiritual Warrior has to (the Guru’s) inner wisdom, the source of endless illumination. Both Lights now urge us to discover our true self, in Oneness with others, an ego-less self-love; recognizing talents and gifts that muster courage and conquer self-delusion with positive antidotes, as the desire to accomplish great Spiritual deeds is heightened, strengthening heart-mind and soul for the oncoming Luna eclipse in 5 days.

In the words of Dr Christopher Hill “Eternal Joy is the appreciation of self… as self contains all the stars”.

Celebrate and enjoy the gift of life ~> ☼ ☽ ¸¸.•*¨*•☆

With thanks to unknown photographer for 'Light Guru' _/♥\_

Monday, 7 April 2014

Sun in Aries opposite Mars in Libra _/♥\_ April 7~8th~9th

Involving Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, the complex Cardinal Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun continues to come to perfection (April 20th) to raise individual and collective consciousness. And only a week away (15th) is a lunar eclipse that heightens the intensity of current celestial dynamism.

The illuminating Sun conjunct radical Uranus in Aries still encourages a sudden awakening to our true Buddha nature: that all is beauty, goodness and love. Even so this combination of planets can also mirror dramatic shifts and change and a disruption of regular flow, in whichever direction. Mindfulness and meditation will soothe frayed nerves, especially while the exalted Aries Sun is being opposed by Aries ruler, dynamic Mars. Mars is retrograde during this opposition (exact April 8th 21:03gmt), raising heat and passion, and also making these optimum nights for seeing the scarlet planet high in the midnight sky.

All this is happening at the same time as the First Quarter Goddess Tara Medicine Buddha Moon in nurturing Cancer. The astral healing focus is upon feeding the soul, finding a balance and actively stabilising energy levels - physical, mental and emotional, as key to pacifying the heart-mind and body during profound moments (of awareness of self in relation to others). Though Mars is in fall in Libra; the Peace Warrior suggests we also raise the all-important cosmic love vibration, which revitalises relationships. Check Mars and the Sun (and other Cardinal signs) in your charts at 18/19 degrees Aries, see if too much stimulation makes it difficult to relax (in partnership), or maybe there’s not enough activity to get agreements/projects off the starting block, with obscuration in various energy fields. In which case patience is duly required, until at least the time of the Cardinal Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun, or when Mars begins to go forward May 20th and knowing what LOVE means makes the heart glow _/♥\_ ☼✶•*♥*•.¸¸✶

With love & thanks to for beautiful Green Tara _/♥\_ "Om Tara Tutara Ture Soha" x108

Sunday, 6 April 2014

‘Right View’ ~> April 6-7-8th ☼/♅ ♈ ☆ ☾/♃ ♋

Mind, body and spirit are inextricably linked, especially when it comes to healing. Yet we can so easily be thrown off centre by difficult events and situations; even a random thought or memory, or unkind word can disrupt our equilibrium and entrap negative emotions that can tap into past karma and enforce our delusions. So that we don’t fall into an abyss of pain and suffering (even if unwell), having what Buddhist’s call the ‘Right View’ puts whatever we are going through into perspective. The ‘Right View’ involves seeing all things as a) impermanent b) exploring that the ultimate ‘real’ you is egoless (i.e. there is no independent, self-existing ‘I’) and c) it’s the very misconception of self that needs to release attachment or aversion to suffering as well as perceived success in order for our intentions – and outcomes, to remain wholesome.

This is not to say that one must reject our pain or anger, boredom, depression, disappointment as insignificant or indeed high points in our lives, because on a relative level they do exist and are extremely relevant to our spiritual journey. But when one ‘observes’ such emotions (through meditation) it becomes easier to identify how certain feelings play out in the mind and body, and affect our overall wellbeing _/♥\_

☆ From the astrological view, this month’s Medicine Buddha Moon in sensitive, caring Cancer conjuncts the Sacred Guru, Jupiter - the planet that affords perspective. We can therefore use these next few days to look after ourselves – and others – and see and recognise the negative thought patterns or wrong actions we cling to. And because the sensitive Moon highlights a powerful opposition between Jupiter and transformational Pluto (exact 20th April), we can even release destructive emotions and thoughts and let go of these repetitive loops from being carried forward as part of our karmic pattern _/♥\_

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Light of Life ~> New Moon in Aries March 30th _/♥\_

After a while of being around Tibetans, you will hear the phrase ‘being in the mandala’. What ‘being in the mandala’ means is that you are fully present in the magical centre of a cosmically infused multidimensional time tool, that is symbolic of our interconnection to body, speech and mind, in relation to Cardinal directions, six elements, planets, energies of the Sun & Moon, Buddha families, deities, and the heart-mind of the Guru (within). To be in the mandala is at once a wondrous state of awareness in an often complex process of becoming at one with the central heart-mind. I mention this now because this exciting New Aries Moon at 19:43BST, the Sun is not only exalted, but this lunation also sees important planets perfect the ‘Cardinal Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun’, forming a tight Grand Cardinal Cross from the beginning April, making us all feel like we are entering the mandala. Through one gate or another (depending upon personal planets in horoscope), be it east, west, north or south, though a personal calling or family/relationship/authority issues, we are all being called into the mandala created by the Grand Cardinal Cross, becoming totally aware of our own personal part in the greater whole, in peace, and with beauty and harmony at a point of collective transformation.

☉ ♈ ☽ ♅ It’s also worth bearing in mind that because the New Moon and Sun now conjoin Uranus, the planet which Alice A.Bailey attributes as being the agent of change in the Cardinal Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun. There’s a palpable sense of a collective awakening to altruism in action. Uranus is also the surprise wild card, accenting uniqueness and individuality within peer-to-peer situations, as well as eureka moments that come like bolts from the blue. According to esoteric astrology, Uranus is the hierarchical ruler of Aries; meaning the Ram’s up-front bravado is best served for a cause, with a passion to help those who can’t help themselves. This is not to say that one mustn’t look after oneself, because the main focus of Aries is the Light of Life itself: the Sun, assigning personal identity and talents. Indeed, what the collective now requires are spiritual warriors who are brave, aware that each has distinct gifts, ready for transition in action.

Helping us to transform throughout this eclipse season (Full Lunar eclipse on the 15th April & Solar on the 29th) is the horse power and strength of the Green Wood Horse. Spring is the main time of the wood ‘air’ element, and a time of action, growing into new spaces and places. It’s a powerful moment in time & space ~> enjoy __/\__ ☼✶•*¨*•.¸¸✶

With Love & thanks for sharing and to unknown artist for Cosmic Mandala. _/♥\_

New Moon 10Aries@

☆ A wild Aries Sun & Uranus new Moon comes tomorrow, Sunday 30th, heralding winds of change on the wake of tonight’s dark moon. ☆

☆ Before then, critical mass spiritual healing is in celestial effect, with Neptune, Chiron, Mercury and Moon, all in magical, mystical Pisces, opening to the Divine cosmos – and beyond. Spiritual warriors of the Light, now is the time to call in protectors and for meditations to be insightful and intuition heightened. Offer-up, let go of attachment and aversion, and surrender to the new; be prepared for the New Moon 10Aries@19:43BST, among the most dynamic of the year taking us into eclipse season and a perfected ‘Cardinal Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun’, where no doubt there will be solar lares and quakes, within and without, to practice staying on centre with – even the clocks are jumping forward this weekend in Europe too! _/♥\_

With love & thanks to brother Joma Sipes, for his brilliant artwork ‘The Hidden Riches in Ritual Mandala’ _/♥\_

Friday, 28 March 2014

Moon Mercury Chiron Neptune in Pisces _/♥\_ ♓ ☽ ☿ ♆ March 28/29th

Deep and powerful emotions can take us into uncharted realms, as the now darkening Moon conjoins oceanic Neptune, along with the celestial courier Mercury, and the healing shaman Chiron – all flowing through the heavens together in the dreamy and imaginative sign Pisces. This is a creative and visionary time, as the magical fishes connect heaven to earth through the hidden vibration of meditation, song and poetry to generate unlimited potential for miraculous healing. Such a potent stellium of planets also provides insight into the sea of suffering. Instead of feeling hopeless, we can sense where we fit into the collective picture and what we can do to help; even if we're not ready to act just yet, the image and ideas are being formed through the heart-minds eye.

By offering spiritual service we transform on a deep, cellular level. It may well be a tune, dance or prayer, whispers on the wind, or a ripple in water that stirs the heart-mind’s love-wisdom into awakening an awareness to the inner light that radiates kindness and compassion. And while Neptune is with Chiron such benevolent consideration heals not only self, but others as well.

Before the New Aries Moon on Sunday 30th, when the light of life itself springs into action, be aware that “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” Aristotle

☼✶•*¨*•.¸¸✶with love & thanks to unknown artist for the beautiful light offering these intent young monks make _/♥\_

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Dakini Day ~> Sun in Aries ☉ ♈ ✶ ☾ ♒ Moon in Aquarius – March 26th _/♥\_

When Spirit Sun is in Aries (March 20th – April 20th) the celestial spotlight shines upon ‘self’, and the radiant nature of the Divine emanates spontaneously with innocent, child-like joy. And in a helpful last major aspect of this lunation, this confident and exalted Aries Sun makes a sextile to the sensitive waning Moon in friendly Aquarius. It’s an extremely ‘yang’ dynamic between elements fire and air today, but with an even deeper connection between Sun and Moon, insomuch that the fiery Sun is also applying a conjunction to the liberating and altruistic planet Uranus, which rules Aquarius, the sign where the Moon now creates an emotional bond between kindred spirits to become more experimental and expressive. In this aspect the feminine Dakini Moon supports the sunny, glowing self in relation to others, making it a perfect day for socialising and teaming up with fellow sky-dancers, and open-minded kindred spirits, for each to share the Divine spark of inspiration and shoot the breeze with ideas that help digest and understand past events, as well as provide motivation and alternative insights that one can utilise during the Aries New Moon March 30th - at which point we enter eclipse season under the powerful auspices of the Cardinal Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun and, in the words of Alan Watts, “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance”. _/♥\_

With thanks to unknown photographer for dancing dakinis

Monday, 24 March 2014

Goddess Tara & the Capricorn Moon ~> March 24th _/♥\_

The closing square between the dynamic Sun in Aries (conjunct Uranus) and the conventional Capricorn Moon (conjunct powerful Pluto opposite Jupiter) is an extremely assertive combination; one which demands respect to the feelings brought about witnessing the traditional world as it struggles to transform and release the old and outmoded. At the same time, the start of spring invites us to move forward, be modern, and grow creatively.

But no sooner does the Spring Equinox announce this seasonal starting block, the energies of the last quarter of the Moon urge one to be realistic and reflect upon what we also need to take care of ourselves, to make sure we maintain strength and stamina to navigate the coming weeks of the year’s most dramatic and climactic Cardinal Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun (which has a similar intensity to the summer of 2010). Obstacles may need to be cleared, tidied and/or healed before feeling really confident about revealing intentions to one and all. And it’s true, certain issues could be tricky to resolve, but patience, discipline and structured research sees positive results, with resistance dissolving by the start of a new lunation which comes in with a bang and the New Aries Moon, March 30th. Be aware the following months promise to be extremely memorable (especially April!). So in order to courageously and joyfully embrace the Ram’s love of fresh innovation, best prepare for the wild ride with the Wood Horse Year.

The Divine Goddess Tara now presides over the next few days, marked as optimum to be practical and organised, with seasonal pruning (in the garden as well as psychologically) to let go of old wounds and pacify past hurt with an enthusiastic heart-mind that remains open to both ancient wisdom and modern wonder.

Time now to “Come back to square one, just the minimum bare bones. Relaxing with the present moment, relaxing with hopelessness, relaxing with death, not resisting the fact that things end, that things pass, that things have no lasting substance, that everything is changing all the time—that is the basic message.” – Pema Chodron

White Tara Mantra ~>
Om Tare Tuttare Ture Mama Ayuh Punya Jñana Pustim Kuru Svaha _/✿\_

with ℒℴѵℯ_/✿\_

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Seeding World Peace ~> Spring Equinox 20th March 2014 @ 16:57gmt

Spirit Sun in fiery Aries
☼ ♈ Nought degrees Aries is the beginning of the zodiac, with equal day and equal night both sides of the globe. This balance of light and dark, yin and yang, male and female is revered, so much so that today is not only the start of the astrological calendar, but it is also the astrological beginning of the Kalachakra mandala of ‘World Peace’. This is a complex mandala that requires years of training and retreat to fully understand/experience the subtleties of the cosmic-anatomical interaction.

Due to the internet’s interconnection (and aided by a natural evolutionary wave from the ‘Big Bang’), we lay people are also now beginning to really comprehend that what goes on in the cosmos is but a reflection of our own heart-mind-body – ‘as without, so within’. For the most part we have yet to harmoniously and skilfully ride our own surges in thought, action and emotion, let alone collective energies that undulate according to planetary configuration. But this is what the Kalachakra master does: He/she aligns with the cosmos and senses exactly what is going on by tuning into the heart-mind-body and knowing the way celestial energies are moving; and can thus emanate pure wisdom from the heart-mind of the cosmos.

On this special first day of Spring (or Autumn in the South) Aries represents fresh new starts, and is where the radiant, life-giving Sun is exalted. As such, it is an optimum time to have confidence and plant the 'Seed of World Peace' in our heart, with the potent Kalachakra seed syllable. The Kalachakra (Kala = time & chakra = wheel) is a tantra that can be taken as a blessing, seeding at the heart its syllable known as the ‘One with Ten Powers’ (representing elements, lights, and realms), so that one can experience harmony in all spheres. _/♥\_

Happy Spring Equinox everyone! May all beings, in all realms, enjoy the illuminating Light _/\_

Monday, 17 March 2014

_/♥\_ Happy Chötrul Düchen everyone!

Commemorating the culmination of 15 days of Buddha's Miracles ~> wishing all beings bright Buddha blessings of Love & Light!
Om Namo Buddha! _/\_
Om Namo Guru! _/\_
Om Namo Dharma! _/\_
Om Namo Sangha! _/\_
Happy Chötrul Düchen everyone!

This Full Virgo Moon radiates the perfection of clarity & wisdom ~> opposite the compassionate Pisces Sun highlighting the Bodhisattva ideal = practical and spiritual world service. _/♥\_

"The most compassionate insight of my (Tibetan) tradition and its noblest contribution to the spiritual wisdom of humanity has been its understanding and repeated enactment of the ideal of the bodhisattva, the being who takes on the suffering of all sentient beings, who undertakes the journey to liberation not for his or her own good alone but to help all others, and who eventually, after attaining liberation, does not dissolve into the absolute or flee the agony of samsara, but chooses to return again and again to devote his or her wisdom and compassion to the service of the whole world.

What the world needs more than anything is bodhisattvas, active servants of peace, “clothed,” as Longchenpa said, “in the armor of perseverance,” dedicated to their bodhisattva vision and to the spreading of wisdom into all reaches of our experience. We need bodhisattva lawyers, bodhisattva artists and politicians, bodhisattva doctors and economists, bodhisattva teachers and scientists, bodhisattva technicians and engineers, bodhisattvas everywhere, working consciously as channels of compassion and wisdom at every level and in every situation of society; working to transform their minds and actions and those of others, working tirelessly in the certain knowledge of the support of the buddhas and enlightened beings for the preservation of our world and for a more merciful future."

Sogyal Rinpoche, from Glimpse of the Day _/♥\_

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Great Prayer Festival & DAY OF MIRACLES Full Moon Virgo March 16th '14

March 16th 2014 ~> *•.¸(*•.¸♥¸.•*´)¸.•*´

Full Moon 26 Virgo@17:08gmt (12:08EST)

The Great Prayer Festival & DAY OF MIRACLES

This is a karma multiplied day (positive or negative) x 10 million.

Known as ‘Chötrul Düchen’, this Sunday we make light offerings during the 1st FULL MOON of the Tibetan year of the GREEN WOOD HORSE, to commemorate the final day of the miraculous display by the Buddha, which has lasted 15 days since the Pisces new moon.

The Tibetan Horse is a magical animal who carries on his back the most precious THREE JEWELS, in which Buddhists find a spiritual sanctuary: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Interestingly, this Full Virgo Moon highlights the healing qualities of practical spiritual support, resonating with the analogy that Buddha is the doctor, Dharma teachings are the medicine, and the spiritual friend (Sangha) is the nurse. Taking refuge in these three jewels ensures that we, the patient suffering in the nature of this dualistic material world, are taking care of our future lives, as well as this one.

“The support we (the cyber sangha) give each other as practitioners is not the usual samsaric support in which we all join the same team and complain about someone else. It's more that you're on your own, completely alone, but it's helpful to know that there are forty other people who are also going through this all by themselves. That's very supportive and encouraging. Fundamentally, even though other people can give you support, you do it yourself, and that's how you grow up in this process, rather than becoming more dependent."
From the book 'Start Where You Are' by Pema Chödrön (bracket insertion my own, as I know many who read this are not Buddhist, per se, but are still very much cherished spiritual friends).

So Happy Chötrul Düchen everyone, may we support each other, always! & may miracles be filled with profound healing, with Love & Light at this special time_/♥\_ from Laura

Original Windhorse from at with thanks _/♥\_

Friday, 14 March 2014

Miracles Days 12 & 13 (13th/14th March) ☽ ♌

On the 12th day, the light radiating from Gautama Shakyamuni Buddha purified the three poisons (ignorance, aversion & attachment), developing loving kindness in all beings. On the 13th day, light beamed from Buddha’s heart-mind, within each atom the Buddha Dharma, filling the whole of space with an infinite Buddhafield. _/♥\_

☽ ♌ With only two days until the Full Miracle Moon, the Moon is still in Leo, accumulating the light that shines from within, so that each individual self-illuminates to pacify negative thoughts, traits, or actions, with the antidotes of loving kindness, forgiveness and compassion.

☆The generous and loving Leo Moon is also next to Pallas Athena, urging one to have a plan; with the Moon and Pallas now part of a fleeting but strong mystic rectangle a practical four-point plan can 1) work confidently with others in a co-operative and peaceful manner (and deal with the retrograde Mars in Libra). 2) Communicate clearly the altruistic intention, and finalise thoughts/ideas from late January and wave goodbye to that sticky Mercury Saturn square. 3) Bring about the change you want to see by being strong and determined (without being impetuous). 4) Shine gifts and talents to assure self-satisfaction (without being egotistical) and help others at the same time = win-win. ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ _/\_

Blessing of love & thanks to this unknown artist whom I love - if anyone knows the name of the artists, please do let me know. _/\_

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Miracles Day 11 (12th March) ~> Moon in Leo

Buddha sat upon a Lion Throne, his light shining so brightly that no one could see him - all they could hear were the teachings! _/♥\_

Lions in Tibet represent joyful enthusiasm. With mind free from doubt and body perfectly synchronized, Lions are playful and fearless leaders upon mountains and Earth.

☽ ♌ The Moon is now in Sun-ruled Leo; with only four days until the Full Miracle Moon, the amount of moonlight doubles by the day. This is a self-determined Sun-Moon combination, as the Moon reflects the sensitivity of the Pisces Sun, filled with compassion for all beings. Thus the onus is placed, for brilliant spiritual fulfillment and emotional satisfaction, firmly upon the individual to remain dignified, creative and generous – in true Leo style, and let the LoveLight shine. Who knows what we can manfest, when we all shine together, - a wonderful collective miracle… ? _/\_ We can but try...
“Make yourself a Light” ~>
“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the single candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Buddha _/♥\_

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Miracles ~> days 9 & 10 (10th&11th March)

With the GROWING LIGHT of the Moon, Buddha extended his light body into the ends of Samsara (and that’s a mighty long way!) _/♥\_

Today, the 11th of March is also this month’s Guru Rinpoche Day, which means its only 5 days until the Full Moon, and THE day of Miracles on the 16th of March, when karma is multiplied 10xmillion (good or bad).

This Guru Rinpoche Day also has a Water trine, reminiscent of last summer/autumn 2013, enabling one to reflect upon how things have changed since then, and how much more aware you are right now. While the Water signs Pisces Sun aspecting the Cancer Moon and the exalted Cosmic Guru, Jupiter, working beautifully together with Saturn in Scorpio, they create the fluid and receptive ‘Grand Water Trine’, which encourages one to go inwards to explore the world of the imagination. This particular trinity is also spiritually expansive, showering blessings and generating hope and compassion which can bring about greater understanding of life’s magic and mysteries. Enjoy ~> in 5 days’ time, the Full Virgo Goddess Moon accents a greater wisdom at work.

"Don't you know yet? It is your light that lights the worlds." Rumi _/♥\_

Thx to unknown artist for Dorje Light Bliss _/\_

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Miracles _/♥\_ day 7 & 8 (of 15) ~> March 9th

On the 7th day the Buddha created dharma wheel connections; and thunder on the 8th day frightened those who had no faith to flee, so only those who had trust in the Buddha remained. The gods then showered them with flowers. *•.¸(*•.¸♥¸.•*´)¸.•*´

_/☆ \_ Interestingly, from the first day until the 8th (from New Moon to 1st Quarter) Buddha’s miracles are known as ‘competition days’, in as much as Gautama Buddha rose to challenges set by other doctrines. The days 8-15 (of the lunar cycle, from 1st quarter to Full Moon) are non-competitive. The day of seed's action, i.e. the 1st dayS of the New Moon are seen as competitive because the Spring seed requires dynamic courage - as well as the right conditions - to break through it's pod and sprout through various obstacles, to expand, grow, and struggle to establish earthy roots that enable it to reach up into the LoveLight. In the second part of a lunar cycle, the Moon's reflection of Sunlight is brighter and a plant is more easily established, so it can grow in both, during the day and at night, blossoming with fulfillment during the Full Moon, 16thMarch.

☆ Today's Moon in Cancer is also approaching a conjunction with Jupiter, the Cosmic Guru. The star you see next to the Moon tonight is actually Jupiter, with both at the center of the Summer Circle (fixed stars). The sign Cancer marks the Summer Solstice, on June 21st, and the exalted Jupiter in Cancer provides a perspective; in the sign of the tenacious Crab, both the emotional Moon and Jupiter now highlight security and the nurturing one receives from family as well as teachers. Note that today/tonight/tomorrow could provide insight as to what exactly you are cultivating: faith, for instance, or trust, family or an education - and whatever it is that is growing in the longer scheme of things, this weekend is for getting a better idea of the shape it will take in order to culminate by the Summer SOLlstice. *•.¸(*•.¸♥¸.•*´)¸.•*´

International Woman's Day ~> Medicine Buddha Moon _/♥\_ March 8th

The healing quality of this first Quarter Moon in Gemini in square to the Sun in empathetic Pisces centres in the compassionate working of the heart-mind. How we think and process thoughts and ideas can now bring about a certain kind of awareness (of self in relation to the whole). Contributing to the positive quality of ideals, the versatile Gemini Moon is also supported by the GRAND AIR TRINE today, formed with Mars in Libra and Mercury in Aquarius (noting that Mercury is Gemini's natural ruler; and Mars is retrograde, delving into the world of mediation and peaceful balance). This is not necessarily the most practical of moments, but one that encourages change to find a peace of mind within, perhaps even by becoming aware of the suffering of others.
According to Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche "We have to develop tolerance and patience, not for others' sake, but for our own. The main thing at risk here is our own peace. We have no greater priority than to preserve our peace of mind, our joyous, cheerful state of mind."

Air Trines are also great for socialising and being with companions who stimulate the intellect – perfect for entertaining on a Saturday night!

Thanks to NicholasRoerich for 'The Great Mother of the World' _/♥\_ Happy International Womans Day! May the Divine Mother quickly heal and soothe any problem, emotional, physical, or spiritual. _/♥\_

Friday, 7 March 2014

Miracles ~> _/♥\_ Day 6 ~> March 7th'14

On the 6th day the Licchavi people (from ancient Nepal) made offerings to Buddha. Buddha then enabled all who were there to see into each other’s minds and each one saw the others’ good and bad thoughts. All experienced great faith and praised the knowledge of Buddha, who then taught the holy Dharma. Many attained great understanding—some attained bodhiMind, the heart-mind, and an immeasurable number attained positive rebirth.
From today's astrological prepective ~> “Be realistic – plan for a miracle” Osho

☆ The compassionate Pisces Sun is now beginning to make an extremely helpful aspect to pragmatic Saturn in super psychic Scorpio. This aspect heightens a profound sensitivity to others as well as the potential for clairvoyant visions;and it perfects on the 13th March with the growing light of the moon, and will also be constellating over the Full Virgo Equinox Moon on the 16th, a Goddess Day of Miracles, Chotrul Duchen. __/\__ ☼✶•*¨*•.¸¸✶

Many thanks & love to unknown artist & to for miracles _/♥\_

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Miracles _/♥\_ Day 5 ~> March 6th 2014

☆ The King of Varanasi presented offerings to the Buddha, who radiated a Golden Light to purify the three root poisons: ignorance, desire and aversion. The assembly gathered to hear the Buddha’s teaching rejoiced. Many set the intention for a higher rebirth with virtuous activity.

From today's astrological point of view ~>
☆ The Cosmic Guru, Jupiter, is exalted in Cancer, currently stationed to go forward in the night sky after three and a half months of retrograde motion. Generous Jupiter in this position accents the altruistic intention, caring for others as a mother would her child. Look up tonight and find Jupiter to the left of the exalted Taurus Crescent Moon (Buddha was a Taurus) and imbibe the Sacred Guru's potent celestial blessings!
☆ Also today, Venus, the Goddess of beauty and love, food and flowers, moved into Aquarius (after her long Capricorn sojourn); where imo she is like White Tara, granting wishes. The Water Bearer is also the sign of kindred spirits, encouraging Lighthearted but responsible & friendly relations in all group situations.

With Love & thanks to Nalanda for artwork Golden Buddha & entourage_/♥\_

Miracles _/♥\_ Day 4 ~> March 5th *•.¸(*•.¸♥¸.•*´)¸.•*´

Day 4 ~> A King presented Lord Buddha with offerings, from which Gautama Shakyamuni Buddha created a pool of water with eight infinitely spiraling streams of water. From the sound of the water came Buddha’s manifold teachings, including the eight-fold path and four immeasurables. With this teaching, a multitude were/are blessed with higher states of consciousness and rebirth. _/♥\_

~ ☆ ~ Astrologically today the oceanic Pisces Sun is still with Shaman Chiron; both are making a helpful aspect to the sensitive Moon exalted in stabilising Taurus, who currently conjunct Hygeia, the asteroid of healing. This wonderful combination of ‘The Lights’ (Sun & Moon) encourages emotional and spiritual healing with food, flowers and Earth medicine, as well as through dreams and music and dance and prayer. _/♥\_

Many thanks with love to Bernart Amygdalah for his wonderful flowing Buddha _/♥\_

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Miracles _/♥\_ ~> March 4th Day 3 *•.¸(*•.¸♥¸.•*´)¸.•*´

On the fifteen days from the Tibetan/Himalayan New Year, with a New Pisces Moon, leading up to Full Moon on the 16th March, we remember how the Buddha performed a miracle each day. Each miracle accumulating more and more merit, culminating on the 15th Full Moon day with the ‘Day of Miracles’, also called known as Chötrul Düchen, or ‘The Great Prayer Festival’, to awaken the Bodhi-mind, the heart-mind.

DAY 3 ~> A warrior laid down his arms and made offerings to the Buddha. After the Buddha had finished eating he rinsed his mouth with water. From the place where the water fell sprang a lake in which multi-coloured lotus flowers bloomed in water so pure that seven kinds of jewels sparkled from the bottom of the vast lake. Those who heard the Buddha’s teachings were blessed with treasured wisdom and clarity as well as a positive rebirth _/♥\_

~ ☆ ~ Astrologically, the sensitive Moon in Aries opposes warrior Mars today. Mars has just begun a 50-day retrograde in Libra, advocating conflict dialogue and mediation are the means to resolve dispute and find (inner) peace. Yet this is also no ordinary opposition, as both planets connect to April 15th's solar eclipse- close to the upcoming Cardinal Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun April 20th (flagging up solar flares); the configuration urges one to never underestimate the will of the individual’s Divine Light to radiate, illuminate, and simplify, even in challenging situations. _/♥\_

Thanks to unknown artist for 'the gift' illuminating lotus _/\_

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Miracles _/♥\_ from March 2nd ~>16th

On the fifteen days from the Tibetan/Himalayan New Year, with a New Pisces Moon, leading up to Full Moon on the 16th March, we remember how the Buddha performed a miracle each day. Each miracle accumulating more and more merit, culminating on the 15th Full Moon day with the ‘Day of Miracles’, also called known as Chötrul Düchen, or The Great Prayer Festival, to awaken the Bodhi-mind, the heart-mind.

Day 2 ~> March 3rd
After receiving offerings from a devotee, Buddha created two jeweled mountains. On each mountain flowed a magical spring with water that has eight tastes. One mountain fed the animals, the other humans. Upon listening to the teachings of the Buddha, and by being nurtured in body, speech and heart-mind, all beings enhanced karmic merit. _/\_

~ ☆ ~ Astrologically, the radiant Sun today conjuncts shaman-healer Chiron, accenting our connection to the healing flow of LoveLight; & the Aries Moon separates from liberating Uranus, freeing the soul to discover its’ source of personal dynamism and activity. _/♥\_

thanks to getittravels for mountain orbs _/\_

Sunday, 2 March 2014

☼ ☆•*¨*•.¸¸☾ ♥ LOSAR TASHI DELEK! ♥ ☼☽¸¸.•*¨*•☆ Green Wood Horse

March 2nd ~> Tibetan New Year 2141 of the Green Wood Horse ~> Wishing everyone health & happiness _/♥\_ with a deeply compassionate Pisces New Moon leading up to the Full Moon KARMA MULITPLIED (good or bad) DAY OF MIRACLES 16th March _/♥\_

Today’s Pisces Sun & New Moon (March 1st) are conjunct both oceanic Neptune & shamanic Chiron, accenting a spiritual unfolding of magical healing through dreams, music and Kundalini, all of which can positively impact upon the psychic subtle body and emotions, as well as the water element. Together these planets make a spectacular aspect to generous Jupiter, bringing the Cosmic Guru’s BLESSINGS of LOVE & LIGHT! Even in troubled times this combination of planets provides hope and a profound sensitivity to the plight of others. Now is the time for those with a higher awareness to empower and support everybody that he or she comes into contact with, and accumulate karmic merit as well as wipe-out karmic debt ~> Make offerings, give thanks, and dedicate towards the benefit of all beings, seen and unseen!

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Friday, 28 February 2014

All change! 4 planets change direction for the start of the Wood Horse Year!

Hooray! Mercury, planet of information and communication, goes forward today, 28th February, just in time for Losar, the Tibetan New Year of the Wood Horse. In these past few weeks, Mercury has perhaps even revealed how a bit of distance and reorganisation, coupled with a change of attitude has garnered help to visualise the dream and overcome (emotional) problems. At the same time dynamic Mars stations in the heavens to go retrograde (which is does every two years and two months) and concentrate upon the Libran qualities of peace and love. For the next three months (until May 20th), the challenge for Mars in Libra is to mediate rather than take up arms in any kind of conflict. The Libran Mars (remember Summer 2012) accents that the pen is mightier than the sword, and the need for justice when working with others and forming alliances, especially those which can help conquer feeling helplessness in situations/relationships where we perceive we have no control. The old adage “Two heads may be better than one” may prove rather effective in generating the enthusiasm to create some kind of power/fiscal/emotional balance.

The two personal planets, Mercury & Mars, are not the only ones changing direction: Jupiter, the celestial pantheon’s Grand Duke is also making a second of three hits to squaring Uranus, the planet of change, all-the-while preparing to go forward at 10Cancer, Wednesday the 5th March – only two days after the end of the protector Dön period leading up to Losar (and beyond). So even though things might seem at a standstill for the Year of the Horse, there will undoubtedly be noticeable movement from this date.

Lord of Karma, Saturn, also changes direction to go retrograde on Monday! For almost 5 months, Saturn going backwards in Scorpio will no doubt bring up issues of secrecy and trust.

Any changes we now see/sense/understand are therefore a clarion call to partake in the evolution of humanity in this dynamic year of the Wood Horse during a Cardinal Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun. Those with planets around 9-12 degrees water signs, Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces; and those with planets at 25-29 Air may astutely feel these winds of change blowing in his or her direction and feel compelled to respond and act upon critical collective issues, and bring about positive transformation compassionately, so that each individual can contribute to the greater good of the whole, aiding all beings seen and unseen.

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If you would like to know how these changes of direction constellate your horoscope, I’m giving special rates during the Losar month ~> please contact me for rates.
With thanks for sharing to ShadRaja for this wonderful cosmic windhorse! _/\_

Dark Aquarian Moon ~> Feb 28th '14

The New Tibetan/Himalayan Year of the Green Wood Horse is almost here! Before it begins with Losar’s magical karma multiplied month of healing miracles (after the New Pisces Moon Saturday March 1st at 11Pisces (8:08UT/3amEST)), there’s a dark moon phase to navigate, while the sensitive Moon passes through quirky Aquarius. Be aware: Keep up protection practice; Aquarius is the zodiac’s wild card, which can epitomize eccentrics and sudden change, all of which can open the mind and actually be very liberating. Out of the blue, this Moon in Aquarius can offer a fixed point to move from, as the astral theme of change of New Moon & New Year is also compounded by no less than FOUR planets also switching direction. _/♥\_

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Maha Shivratri Thursday 27th February 2014

Today, Thursday 27th February is Maha Shivratri, honouring Shiva, the Hindu Lord of Creation and Destruction, as he burns up negative karma and partakes in the cyclic cosmic dance of life, death and rebirth (symbolised by the passage of Shiva’s ornamental Moon, from Dark to New). Fasting and calling upon the all-powerful Shiva to protect from the poison encountered when churning up the Milky Way and the great Ocean (of Samsara) Shiva saves from ignorance and desire. Dating from the time of the Vedas, 4000 years ago, Shiva, whose name means ‘The Auspicious One’, also permeates Tibetan Buddhism in the form of Tantric Dharma protector Mahakala, for example - among others. Indeed, Mount Kalaish is revered by Shaivites and Tibetan Buddhists alike as the source of all spiritual power, as well as India’s great rivers. Mt Kalaish is considered the home of Shiva, together with Tibet’s Heruka Chakrasamvara, and a place of pilgrimage for devotees of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jains. Shiva is also patron of the arts and yoga; his symbol is the snake, representing the power of Kundalini as well as the ability to transform base emotion/action/thought into spiritual understanding.

Om Om Om! Om Namo Shivaya! ॐ_/♥\_

Leaving the year of the Black Water Snake, we now shed the last of the snake’s skin, to be renewed and ready to embrace the Green Wood Horse year. ॐ_/♥\_

Happy Maha Shivratri! May all beings be blessed to find a source of creativity energy to transform ignorance into wisdom! ॐ_/♥\_

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Sun in Pisces ☼ ♓ Moon in Capricorn ☽ ♑ 24th/25th Feb

Last Dakini tsog of the Blue Water Snake year ~> Taking us confidently into the Year of the Green Wood Horse, the Goddess with the purest of hearts offers unshakable devotion, and a practical no-nonsense black-and-white approach to spiritual accomplishment and ambitions, which wipes out doubt and fear.

Special thx to Jeff Fuchs for this gorgeous image of ‘The Faithful’

Sunday, 23 February 2014

SUN conjunct oceanic Neptune today (SUNday 23rdFeb). ☼ ♓ ♆

Before the New Year of the Green Wood Horse trots to canter at 'Losar' with next weekend's New Pisces Moon, March 1st/2nd, a last major aspect is made by the Blue Water Snake SUN conjunct oceanic Neptune today (SUNday 23rdFeb). ☼ ♓ ♆

The planet of illusion and dreams, interconnection and compassion, Neptune, is now enthused by Sun’s celestial spotlight, accenting a profound spiritual sensitivity towards the seen and unseen, the inner Divinity and third eye, and that part of self which surrenders unto devotion and visualises the greater good of the whole, without becoming engulfed by the overwhelming.

In esoteric astrology, the Sun ‘veils’ Neptune, meaning that when the Sun (self/ego) is connected to Neptune, it activates the benevolent and generous heart of the Sun, i.e. each individual has ability to embody the Neptunian influence within, as a caring Divinity, as well as tune into collective events/thoughts/projections with greater compassion and empathy.

ॐ_/♥\_ॐ_/♥\_ॐ_/♥\_ Thx to for Nagini

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Tara Moon ~> Sun in Pisces & Moon in Sagittarius ☼ ♓ - ☾ ♐

Today, at the Last Quarter Moon, we honour Goddess Tara, the Great Mother Liberator who quickly helps to overcome obstacles. By channeling the Divine Feminine’s currently pronounced qualities, the Great Compassion for all beings and her far seeing eye, we tap into the ability to engage in difficult situations with loving kindness, able to remain open, detached and positive, even if we witness seemingly unbearable suffering.

This is the last part of a lunation leading from the end of the female Black Water Snake year into the yang New Year of the Green Wood Horse; as such it is one of the darkest moments of the Tibetan Year, called the Dön Season (Feb22nd –March3rd). During this time energy seen and unseen can create problems (internal or external), when relying upon protectors is advisable . Call in the Great Spirit, Angels, Lamas, and Yidams now. ॐ_/♥\_

Tara Mantra ~> "Om Tara Tutare Ture Soha" _/♥\_

Many thanks and love to Kati Astraeir for Goddess artwork _/♥\_

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Friendship, Love & Unity on a Full Moon V-day! ♥ Feb'14

V is for Valentine, the healing saint who married couples forbidden to wed, and over the years has become a symbol for romantic LOVE. V is also for Venus, Goddess of LOVE hearts and flowers, who presides over relationships.  
Cosmic synchronicity abounds as Friday 14th February is Valentines’ day, the very same day of the week that Venus governs, Friday.  Not only that, joy of joys, it’s also a Leo Full Moon, the playful sign of LOVE which rules the warm heart.

Ever get the feeling the heavens are asking us to perfect the heart essence and let our natural loving goodness flow? ~> Heart to heart…

“ If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” ~Pema Chödrön
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Astro-tech ~>
Accenting creative self-expression and the glory of the individual Spirit in relation to the greater whole, this Full Valentine Moon is exact at 26 Aquarius (in the decanates ruled by Venus!), at 23:52GMT Friday night (6:52EST).

Spirit Sun and Soulful Moon are also in T-square to karmic Saturn, accenting associations that require networking, patience and strength to overcome issues which block the path to love & freedom. While visionary Aquarius is the light that shines across the world ‘shining light within the darkness, cleansing with healing rays until the darkness is dispelled’, the Leo Moon fires passion and confidence in doing what’s best for all concerned, friends as well as loved ones.  

Shine the Love Light

A poem ~> ‘Illuminating Light’ from the Upanishads

“There the sun shines not, nor the moon and the stars,
nor the lightning, let alone this earthly fire.
Only when illumining Light shines,
everything else shines;
the self-revealing Light illumines the entire universe.”