Monday, 31 October 2011

Halloween Samhain ~11~ Moon Pluto in Capricorn

Halloween blessings to one and all _(♥)_ As nature’s thinning veils between life and death allow one to view the previously hidden with a profound spiritual sensitivity, leading to greater insight and extra-sensory perception, it is at Samhain that a mysterious part of the psyche can shift into visible consciousness, and renew determination to understand deep-rooted influences, discover deceptive secrets, and resolve difficult power issues.

During the Day of the Dead, we magically communicate with loved ones who have passed, and imbibe Spirit of Ancestors. Thus empowered by the strength and beauty of all that has gone before, we can embrace the affairs of the everyday world with the resources to transform selfishness into selflessness and subdue the nature of our base desires.

From the astrological point of view, at ‘All Hallow’s Eve’, the gothic Scorpio Sun marks the sensitive Water element of zodiac's Fixed Cross (exact on the 7th November) symbolic of controlling systems facing points of crisis that, through honed intuition, can relinquish all which no longer serves (collective) liberation.

The Sun is currently sextile the waxing Moon that today conjuncts Pluto, Scorpio’s ruler, making this a rather emotionally satisfying Halloween, even if relationships are extra intense with Venus conjunct Mercury at 27Scorpio, the Scorpio Sun is still cojunct Juno, loyal with laser-like feminine intuition - like a witch's black cat ;)

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Diwali Scorpio New Moon ~ October'11

Hindu Diwali LIGHT festivities begin tonight, with a shimer of candlelight and a twinkle of devotion during the darkest hours of the old Moon, before the 3degrees Scorpio new SuperMoon on Wednesday, 26th, at 19:54UT.

Scorpio is a sign of transformation, regenerating Spirit through the ability to delve into previously hidden places, ideas, or thoughts. With laser-like perception Scorpio cuts to the quick and swiftly releases the outmoded or outworn so that one is literally reborn and renewed. To aid the metamorphosis, the Scorpio Halloween lunation draws back the veil of illusion to begin the lunar cycle with Sun and Moon in very good relation to the celestial shaman, Chiron, the sensitive healer who continues to travel hand-in-hand with magical mystical Neptune. Now is the time to hone into the wounded part of self (physical, intellectual or spiritual) and, through a ritual connection to the natural world, retrieve the darkest parts of the wounded soul and breathe into it the new light of life _(♥)_


On Friday the 28th, we also have the second phase of the on-going Jupiter-Pluto trine, a helpful aspect which began in the summer and will end as spring begins, in March. This represents a long-term renewal of values, and all we cherish_(♥)_

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

1st Quarter Medicine Buddha Moon ~> Libra Sun ☼☀☽ Capricorn Moon Oct'11

_(♥)_ Of all the years' first-quarter healing Moon lunations, which create some kind of crisis in action, the Libra-Capricorn combination is mega: Ambitions are high, as is the urge to drive ever-so-sweetly an objective into becoming reality: For this coming week presents an excellent opportunity to harness the healing energy of the cosmos and see results.

With the Sun - plus FOUR other heavenly bodies: Mercury, Venus, Juno & Saturn, now passing through Libra, the rational sign of the scales, taking personal responsibility whilst treading the middle dharma path is our biggest trial; by all planetary indications, this is also a beautiful passage - even if it is a bit hard on the emotions to find the peace or fairness we seek.

Staying calm with focused breathing helps let go of becoming attached to any current drama, and rest in the natural equanimity that helps one to build bridges, mend fences, and find the common point of contact when dealing with others. Enthusiasm is required to maintain balance and stability, as most decision-making is currently weighed up an down by almost ponderous long-term goals looking for the quick-fix. Yet the Libra conjunction of Saturn and Venus, exalted and at home respectively, mean relations and projects estabished and sealed around this time have a greater chance of having a lasting effect and generating positive karma.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Mars square Jupiter ~ Oct'11

Fiery Mars in heart-centred Leo creates a tense aspect to the generous and spiritual teacher, Jupiter in earthy Taurus, 3rd-5th Oct. This is an opening but demanding relationship, when the challenge is to stabilise one’s playful passion and creativity - often more easily said than done. The combination of an EQUANIMOUS MIND with RIGHT CONCENTRATION has a greater potential to produce the RIGHT ACTION. :)_/♥\_

DALAI LAMA ON ACTION: "It is not enough to be compassionate; you must act. There are two aspects to action. One is to overcome the distortions and afflictions of your own mind; that is, in terms of calming and eventually dispelling anger. This is action out of compassion. The other is more social, more public."--Dalai Lama

 Image to help us visual thinkers to generate right action is by Venerable Lobsang Tendar, and is of “Manjushri, who is said to have the power of discriminating wisdom. He can discriminate between correct and incorrect views and between beneficial and non-beneficial actions that must be taken on one's spiritual path. He holds a sword that vanquishes ignorance. Manjushri's sword is also considered a sword of quick detachment and a symbol of enlightened will.” 
Manjushri Mantra :  "om a ra pa ca na dhih" _/\_♥ॐ