Thursday, 30 August 2012

Divine Blue Pisces Moon ~ August 30th 2012

A rare Blue moon this Friday is in Pisces, the sign of the super sensitiive fishes, at 13:01 British Summer Time, (the next isn't until July 2015), when an 8 degrees Pisces Moon unites with spiritual Neptune, Shamanic Chiron & body-conscious asteroid, Hygeia, for added healing bliss, magic and wonder.

All the while, the Spirit of the Sun shines in Earthy Virgo; and the 'lights' - Sun & Moon, now
combine the feminine elements Earth & Water, giving this enchanted Full Moon an emphasis upon yielding yin, gentle and caring like the spiritual wise-woman.

The rational side of the Divine Virgo Goddess is naturally mirrored by the intuitive hemisphere, i.e. right brain active – which has the potential to impart the healing touch, aware of heaven’s universal oneness and, with a realistic approach, surf waves of immense (emotional and psychic) undercurrents with a practical kind of wisdom and compassion. Everyday kindness combined with spiritual service radiates mystical healing to the depths of one’s soul and beyond ~> to the very edges of infinite space _(♥)_ This is the Bodhisattva ideal.

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“I myself feel, and also tell other Buddhists that the question of Nirvana will come later. There is not much hurry. If in day to day life you lead a good life, honesty, with love, with compassion, with less selfishness, then automatically it will lead to Nirvana.” His Holiness, 14th Dalai Lama _(♥)_

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Sunday, 19 August 2012

Action & Reaction ~> Two Grand Crosses + Cardinal + Mutable

Rather unusually, there are TWO GRAND CROSSes in the sky at the same time this week! The 'Cardinal Grand Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun' is the power-house that galvanizes into action tomorrow, Monday 20th August, when the sensitive Moon moves into harmonious Libra (to oppose Uranus and Square Venus and Pluto); to accent the awareness of renewal and transformation.

This kind of formation ha
s the celestial hallmarks which also herald pronounced solar activity – including an active sextile from Spirit Sun to fiery Mars, and that can certainly whip UP the dynamism.

A Cardinal Cross is energetic and forceful, urging one to shift and quickly move (hopefully into a positive direction) with all kinds of important issues: self in relationship, to family, partnerships, groups AND profession. Staying centred could be a challenge especially as the Sun is currently involved in a 'Mutable Grand Cross', which gains strength as it approaches its' opposition to dreamy Neptune and squares the destiny-fulfilling nodes (24thAugust); Events this week will eventually point a way to practical and spiritual service, through being able to empathise and generate compassion. Whatever happens (I personally am going to) count blessings, as the Tibetan word for 'blessing' (jinlab) means 'a wave of grace' that also suggests having the ability to change _(♥)_

Image is a 14th Century Tibetan Mandala from Rossi collection_(♥)_

Friday, 17 August 2012

Happiness grows ~> New Leo Moon August 2012

• • •( ( (☾ ◯☽) ) )• • • This new Leo Moon (16:54 British Summer Time) accents individual strength and courage, creativity and joy. For each and every one of us, in the midst of our collective awakening to Buddha nature and the evolution of consciousness, to resolve to come from the heart and ‘grow’ the LOVE will advance us as a species, as well as enlightening own relationships.

Astro note: The Lion of Self-assertion is at the apex of a tense Thor’s Hammer aspect, with the powerful arbiters of change, Uranus and Pluto, pointing directly where to focus: Spirit Sun, funneling the light of intelligence towards liberation and renewal _(♥)_

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Last Quarter Taurus Moon ~> Golden Sun in Leo ~> August 9th 2012

With today's last quarter moon, a Tara or Medicine Buddha practice (or indeed any kind of meditation practice) to overcome obstacles and banish negativity, the insight gleaned can have far reaching results. This is because both lights, Sun and Moon, are at home and exalted, respectively. Spirit Sun in his Leo domain encourages a positive focus upon self, while the sensitive Moon in Taurus nurtures, in a very real and caring manner.

With helpful feedback from personal meditative awareness, one can release any sense of worthlessness, to be ready for a confident and generous heart to shine with a new Leo moon on the 17th August.

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Homage to you, the golden lady
Whose hand is adorned with a blue lotus,
You are the Lady of the domain of the activities of generosity,
Diligence, simplicity, tranquility, patience and meditation.

Om Tara Tutare Ture Soha _(♥)_

image of Yellow Tara by Nepalsilvercraft ~ with thanks ♥

Mars conjunct Saturn ~> 15th August 2012 ~> The Unshakable

__/♥ \__ Quick-to-rise Mars and karmic Saturn are currently on a cosmic journey together, to form an exact conjunction on 15th August. Best keep our cool, and bare in mind how anger wipes out karmic merit in one fell swoop.

"Anger cannot be overcome by anger. If a person shows anger to you, and you show anger in return, the result is a disaster. In contrast, if you control your anger and show its opposite--love, compassion, tolerance, and patience--then not only will you remain in peace, but the anger of others also will gradually diminish. No one can argue with the fact that in the presence of anger, peace is impossible. Only through kindness and love can peace of mind be achieved.

...human beings can judge and reason; we understand consequences and think in the long term. It is also true that human beings can develop infinite love.... However, when humans become angry; all of this potential is lost. No enemy armed with mere weapons can undo these qualities, but anger can. It is the destroyer.

If you look deeply into such things, the blueprint for our actions can be found within the mind. Self-defeating attitudes arise not of their own accord but out of ignorance. Success, too, is found within ourselves. Out of self-discipline, self-awareness, and clear realization of the defects of anger the positive effects of kindness will come peace."

--from How to Expand Love: Widening the Circle of Loving Relationships by H.H. Dalai Lama, translated & edited by Jeffrey Hopkins

Image is of Akshobhya, 'The Imperturbable', 'The Immover', 'The Unshakable'
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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Lammas Full Moon in Aquarius ~ August 2012

A fantastic Lammas full Moon is on the rise to be exact Wednesday night/Thursday morning, 4:27 British Summer Time, at 10 Degrees of Leo and Aquarius, when the light of a confident and radiant Leo Sun is brilliantly reflected by the group-orientated Aquarius Moon.

This dynamic, fun, and positively glorious celestial connection awakens a generous heart and altruistic intention in a lightening fla
sh. Those with Leo and Aquarius planets prominent in the horoscope may be more aware than most how each and every one of us plays a unique and integral part in the continually evolving whole. But all of us could find a comfortable and favourable place within one’s circle of friends that enables connections to kindred spirits to thrive as well as nurture.

This sensitive but potentially objective Full Moon creates emotional bonds that seek to unify through a helpful ‘Grand Air Trine’ (that has an added rare ‘KITE’ formation) with expansive Jupiter in communicative Gemini, and active Mars in harmonious Libra. A Grand Air Trine tends to bring about a pleasant exchange of ideas and friendly relations.

“Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.” ~ His Holiness, 14th Dalai Lama

Image of Buddha, Lightning and the dragonfly v 2 by Visual Alchemy