Thursday, 22 September 2011

Dakini Equinox ~> September 23rd 2011

As the world turns, our Solar year has two equinoxes, with days that are marked by equal-day and equal-night, in Spring and Autumn. Each has a distinct signature: Autumn is cool, yin and feminine, inclining towards the cocooned dark of restful night; while Spring is hot, yang and masculine with energies dynamically moving headlong towards the light. Thus Autumn Equinox, on Friday, 23d September at 10:06bst, heralds the cool and freshly feminine approach to darker days (in the northern hemisphere).

Libra - the sign we enter on Friday (Venus’s day!) is astrologically attributed to the intellectual element Air, which is yang. Yet the zodiac’s mechanical scales, upon which we assess balance and peaceful harmony in all relations, is actually ruled by the love Goddess Venus, who is receptive, inclusive, and into dialogue as a means of conflict resolution. This balance of male and female at the harvest indicates an important turning point, one where we are inherently able to nourish and synchronise male and female - within, through subtle body channels, as well as without, through a combination of rational and sensitivity, to be in oneness in thought, word and deed.

I’m told those who adhere to the Mayan calendar are calling a five day period, beginning with the Equinox, a ‘cosmic convergence’.  Though I am not an expert on the Mayan wave calculation, I can say that the planets currently accent dramatic shift and change; and the influence of the New SUPER MOON in Libra on the 27th may well bring about sudden bolts from the blue that force one to become much more aware. A new Moon around Equinox is an extremely powerful portent of transformation. The following day, the 28th is Michelmas, symbolic of truth and light.

More on the new moon in a moment; first let’s look more closely at this year’s Autumn Equinox, which falls auspiciously upon the aspect of the lunar cycle, when Tibetans honour the moon cycle’s strongest day for female energy, ‘Dakini day’.  A Dakini, in the Tibetan tradition is a wisdom protector whose name means variously ‘Sky Dancer’, ‘Space Goer’, ‘Celestial Woman’ or ‘Cloud Fairy’; The Dakini works tirelessly to help all beings, upholding her Bodhisattva vow, wishing enlightenment for all.  This Dakini Moon is also conjunct assertive Mars in regal Leo; passion rises with this combination, as does the ability to be generous and creative, as well as playful and sporty – enthusiasm should be welcomed, but anger might need to be kerbed.

And as we encounter a New Moon in Libra on Tuesday, the 27th, the planets line up in Libra: Mercury, Sun, Moon, Venus, AND Saturn are also joined by loyal feminine archetype, asteroid Juno. Such a celestial call from the wise feminine for wisdom and fairness cannot be ignored.

This is not a rally cry for revolution, though some may be inclined or manipulated to do so (astrologers and light-workers please take note) by a frenzied expression of these planets being in opposition to individualistic Uranus – as the wise feminine is above such base animal instinct. No, this is a cry from the heart for freedom, for all beings to show integrity and find peace, justice, and truth as a means of living together on a beautiful planet. This new moon is a time of raising self-awareness, of being with those we love, with whom we have a heart resonance, and with whom our own unique talent is a contribution to the whole.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Love Wisdom and the Full Pisces Moon September '11

Full magical psychic 19Pisces Moon coming up tonight/tomorrow 12th September at 10:26bst ~> Healing planets are tuning into the collective 'field' of the (un)conscious _(♥)_

Receptive, inclusive and virtuous GODDESS power is now full to the max, activating LOVE WISDOM with humane Virgo Sun still shining with Spirit Sun, opposite sensitive Moon conjunct Earth Mother Ceres, who are in devoted and mystical Pisces.  With 'The Lights' in square to the Moon’s nodes, this full HARVEST MOON presents a Mutable Grand Cross, symbolising our willingness to absorb the experience of this mega YIN moment, seed our future, and awaken consciousness to planetary awareness. 

Mercury is our agent during a mutable cross: Planet of the mind, Mercury, is now even in a most excellent Grand Earth Trine, exalted in Virgo (& in mundane astro-world a symbol of banking), stabilising through helpful (if only we would let it) Jupiter in Taurus (sign of Venus) in very good aspect to transformational Pluto.

Astral tip: Tune into dreams and listen to the message of the night, as the light of these moonbeams can reveal a previously hidden universal Divinity.
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Yoga, prayer, dance & meditation empower the Pisces Moon.

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From Robert Beer's book on Tibetan symbols (brackets are mine):
"The two (Pisces) fishes originally represented the two main sacred rivers of India - the Ganges and Yamuna. These rivers are associated with the lunar and solar channels which originate in the nostrils and carry the alternating rhythms of breath or prana. They have religious significance in Hindu, Jain and Buddhist traditions but also in Christianity (the sign of the fish, the feeding of the five thousand). In Buddhism, the fish symbolize happiness as they have complete freedom of movement in the water. They represent fertility and abundance. Often drawn in the form of carp which are regarded in the Orient as sacred on account of their elegant beauty, size and life-span."

Friday, 2 September 2011

Ganesh ૐ Lord of Astrologers

Homage to Ganesh, Lord of astrologers, on his birthday _(♥)_ This 12-arm emmanation of Ganesh is associated to the Tibetan deity of compassion, Avaloketisvara. Ganesh Chaturthi is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, starting on fourth day of the waxing moon. The Virgo Elephant God serves humanity on a practical level, helping to overcome obstacles so we become the best we can be :) 

Om Sri Ganesh :~> Aum sumukhaya namah !
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Thursday, 1 September 2011

Moon Spica & Saturn ~> Sept 1st 11

The Moon is with bright star Spica AND Saturn tonight. Cloud cover permitting, we should be able to see all three line up together.  As the wheat sheaf in the constellation of Virgo, Spica star confers honour, fame and bread on the table.  Saturn asks that we take responsibility and make sure that all beings eat as well as we do; while the Moon provides the sensitive caring to do so.

The image is of Diana of Ephesus, whose temple was once considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders.  Her role is the Mother of Earthly abundance – food, drink & joy, and her temple aligned with the rising of Spica.

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May all beings everywhere
Plagued by sufferings of body and mind
Obtain an ocean of happiness and joy

By virtue of my merits
May no living creatures suffer,
Commit evil or ever fall ill

May no one be afraid or belittled

With a mind weighed down by depression
May the blind see forms
And the deaf hear sounds

May those whose bodies are worn with toil

Be restored in finding repose
May the naked find clothing
The hungry find food

May the thirsty find water

And delicious drinks
May the poor find wealth
Those weak with sorrow find joy

May the forlorn find hope

Constant happiness and prosperity
May there be timely rains
And bountiful harvests

May all medicines be effective

And wholesome prayers bear fruit
May all who are sick or ill
Quickly be freed from their ailments

Whatever diseases there are in the world
May they never occur again.
May the frightened cease to be afraid
And those bound be freed

May the powerless find power

And may people think of benefitting each other. 

_(<3)_ His Holiness, the Dalai Lama