This last quarter Green Goddess Tara Moon in airy Aquarius opens the mind to the zany, wild and innovative. Keep eyes open to opportunity –especially the wisdom eye! ;) _/✿\_
This healing Moon is in a
tight ‘T-square’ to the fertile Sun/Mars opposition to slow-moving
Saturn, reflecting a slow-to-start spring (in the Northern hemisphere).
Indeed, its only 6 weeks to Summer Solstice, when Saturn at
last reaches the degree at which he begins to go forward, in early July. Meanwhile, patience when taking care
of the heart-mind and soul, through diligent self-supporting work and
overcoming obstacles, is as important as seeing where one stands and
what motivates us in a group situation, even if only shooting the breeze
with loyal friends. Connecting with others today, such as the cyber
tribe or real life sangha, can even clarify and organise ideas and
thoughts which facilitate personal change, as well as help generate (and
employ) the altruistic intention, to be of benefit to all beings.
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama says "With a selfish attitude, one’s self
is important, and others are not so important. According to Shantideva's
advice, a technique to help in turning this attitude around is to
imagine - in front of yourself as an unbiased observer - your own
selfish self on one side and a limited number of other beings on the
other side - ten, fifty, or a hundred. On one side is your proud,
selfish self, and on the other side is a group of poor, needy people.
You are, in effect, in the middle - as an unbiased, third person. Now,
judge. Is this one, single, selfish person more important? Or is the
group of people more important? Think. Will you join this side or that
side? Naturally, if you are a real human being, your heart will go
with the group because the number is greater and they are more needy.
The other one is just a single person, proud and stupid. Your feeling
naturally goes with the group. By thinking in this way, selfishness
gradually decreases, and respect of others grows. This is the way to
Image of Green Tara ~> "Om Tara Tutare Ture Soha" _/✿\_