Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Medicine Buddha Moon ~ ♉ ~ Jan 2012

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Today’s MEDICINE BUDDHA MOON is exalted in TAURUS (also the sign of the Buddha’s birth); and with Guru Jupiter as the restorative Moon’s right hand companion, celestial healing properties abound. Good time to connect to (inner) Guru, as well as earth and stabilise ideas, projects AND relationships. Make positive adjustments now and prepare for fulfilment around a very creative full Moon Feb 7th :)) _(♥)_

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Chinese New Year of the Water Dragon 2012

Aquarius is an intellectual air sign, accenting the power of the mind; it also signifies hopes & wishes. So while the New Aquarius Moon at 7:39amGMT on January 23rd, heralds the Chinese New Year of the Yang ‘Water Dragon’, now is the time to set the intention – the inscrutable Dragon can bestow wealth and fertility ~> best be mindful of what we wish for (& note how the Dragon holds the wish-fuliflling gem)!

As both Spirit Sun & sensitive Moon make a challenging aspect to Jupiter, planet of expansion, but a helpful one to innovative Uranus, such symbolism reminds us to watch expectations whilst in the midst of dramatic change.

Calling in (Dharmapalas) protectors now ~> _(♥)_ 


Wishing you all a Very HAPPY NEW YEAR of the WATER DRAGON!

PS: Chinese New Year is not the same at Losar, Tibetan New Year, which is one month later in February :) _(♥)_
From Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's, "Ruling Your World" :
 The dragon is sometimes shown holding the jewel of auspiciousness. This is the enlightened heart and mind of the king and queen. With the wisdom of the dragon, we discover that the *Rigden and ourselves are the same. Our wisdom, compassion, and courage are no longer a myth. Once we possess this jewel, our life becomes blessed. Because of our openness and precision, causes and conditions come together naturally, like the elements, to create success and accomplishment.  Rigden: “Possessor of the family.” Embodiment of basic goodness. The name given to the twenty-five enlightened rulers of the legendary kingdom of Shambhala.

Love & thanks to Lobsang Gyasto for beautifully painted dragon _(♥)_
Thanks too Awakening Mind blog for fabulous Sakyong Rinpoche quote_(♥)_

Monday, 9 January 2012

Kalachakra Peace Mandala ~> Full Cancer Moon 2012

His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, currently finishing his 32nd KALACHAKRA (time-wheel) for WORLD PEACE. _(♥)_ This time the beautifully complex Kalachakra mandala, depticting the cosmos in relation to mind & body, is built in Bodhgaya (the place where Buddha achieved enlightenment) to culminate over this full Cancerian Moon on the 8/9th January.

From the astrological point of view this is an insightful Moon, at home in 18 degrees of Cancer, indicating an emotional family affair balancing karmic conditions. Dealing with the past over this full moon can build stronger foundations for both, career and home; with boundaries defined one is freer one to move ahead.

While reflecting the winter light of the consolidating Capricorn Sun, our evocative Cancer Moon makes her most helpful aspect to dynamic Mars, in purifying Virgo (who is slowing down to go retrograde on the 24th, just as the elegant & energetic, inscrutable Water Dragon makes HER entrance with a new Aquarian Moon on the 23rd (water element is feminine:))! NOW is the time to take care of heart-mind and body and detox after Yule’s excess.

♥ ~> am still on a meditation retreat and will be back online with the Dragon!