Monday, 29 July 2013

☼ ✶☽ ~> Last Quarter Tara Moon & The Grand Sextile

Anchoring the flower-of-life perfection to this summer’s ‘Grand Sextile’ is an exalted Moon, in practical and stabilizing Taurus. In her last quarter phase, this sensitive and unpretentious Moon is assigned the liberating qualities of the Great Mother Goddess, Tara. With the strength and magic of today’s six-pointed Sacred Star, the double Tetradhedron formed between Water & Earth Triangles, this transcendental stargate maintains internal balance, aligned in hexagonal harmony with heaven and Earth. Now is the time to awaken the Divine Feminine (within), and open the heart chakra to love, kindness and peace.

The ancient Sanskrit word for the heart chakra, ‘Anahata’, means ‘to come unstuck’, as the heart releases electromagnetism that flows through and around the body and aura – energy that connects internal meridians within mind-body and spirit, as well as externally, interacting with each other. An open heart-mind raises self-esteem, and supports unconditional love and compassion, promoting a powerful spiritual healing that the abundantly restorative vibration of the Green Tara now quickly invokes. Today’s sacred geometry suggests this is indeed a very special last quarter moon ~> Give Love. Receive Love. Be Love.

Hail to the Goddess “Om Tara Tuttare Ture Soha” __/\__

Image of the heart chakra Merkaba by Laural Virtues Wauters, with love & thanks __/\__

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Grand Sextile _/✶\_ Sacred Geometry ▼ ▲ July 29th 2013

Loaded with creative tension and opposition, the Grand Sextile - even one as blissfully mystic with a Water Trine interlocked with the stabilizing Earth Trine - can sometimes feel powerful and impenetrable, as though we are dealing with a Cosmic Sheriff, wearing an authoritative shiny star. While some ‘hold the star’s light’, others may even sense this planetary pattern patrolling or blocking the flow (of emotion, love, money, dreams) as though there is no way out, particularly when dealing with the simultaneous trickier aspects also happening (dynamic Mars opposition controlling Pluto, for instance, or Spirit Sun square karmic Saturn). Yet take heart, there is a slight gap in this weekend’s dramatic six-pointed Seal of Solomon (aka Star of David, or Metatron), where one can slip through to calmly observe what is happening (within), and without fear.

This heavenly portal to objectivity currently operates between the destiny-fulfilling North Node and Saturn, which means that by taking personal charge for one’s own action (karma), we enable access to our own inner, moral authority. Even so, that may seem like a challenge, as current forces can seem so muddy, lacking clarity or fairness – particularly with issues that relate to ‘the end of matters’, investments and shared enterprises – personal and/or professional. But the Saturn-North-Node connection (which gets stronger over the coming months) urges one to now practice discipline and mindfulness and develop intuitive insight.

While internal and external change takes place in our lives, it is how we react that makes all the difference to a situation being something which expands the spiritual heart-mind. In the words of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, “real change happens in the heart”. For when we accept the responsibility to change the way we look at things, the things we look at also change. Thus we self-empower to do what is ethically right by all beings, with a tender concern.

Thanks to unknown artist for metatron mandala _/✶\_

Friday, 26 July 2013

Grand Sextile ~> Earth & Water trine ~ July 2013

▼ Now the summer’s 'Grand Earth Trine' begins to stabilize the ‘Grand Sextile’, as the elements Earth and Water highlight the management of resources and material ambition, as well as clarifying the flow of deep and powerful emotion.

▼ At the same time a second Grand Water Trine also begins its long-lasting constellation (until mid-September), with development between the magical Piscean Shaman, Chiron, aspecting our destiny-fulfilling North Node, presently in Scorpio; together they form a powerful triangle with a brief conjunction between Mercury & Mars, in Cancer. While this 'Grand Water Trine’s' latter two planets encourage a stream of care and active communication, the basis of the Water triangle is firmly upon renewing resources that purify obscuration and generate spiritual healing. Insight into and about previously untapped realms requires constant compassion.

Warrior Mars is weak at the moment, in its position of fall, and with fleet-footed Mercury, is often depicted as rushing and careless, where speed can become a form of aggression (which we saw yesterday (July 25th) with dangerous consequences and the train crash at Saintiago de Compostelle, one of Europe's most important places of Christian pilgrimage). Best learn the lesson: proceed with caution, tread lightly and leave a small footprint; and still aim for emotional regeneration. _/▼\_ ☼✶•*¨*•.¸¸✶

Prayers for all lost lives and their families _/♥\_

Monday, 22 July 2013

3rd Super Moon ~> Guru Purnima ~> Mary Magdalene July '13

The resplendent Sun now at 0 Leo, opposite the Super Moon in Aquarius, marks the Full Moon also known as ‘Guru Purnima’, ‘the teacher’s moon’, honouring the illuminating spiritual instructor (which the aspirant carries within at the heart (of his or her own Sun)). Guru devotion is something often misunderstood in western society, as we often think we can achieve enlightenment (or whatever) without being shown or taught. Its true, a few do have the karma to be self-illuminating. But for the most part we need a helping hand to guide. Which is where the teacher steps in. And in the words of a most precious guiding light, H.H. 14th Dalai Lama, “The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.” __/♥\__

☼☽ ~> From the astrological point of view, ‘The Luminaries’ now in Sun-ruled Leo and group-orientated Aquarius reveal the altruistic self, to find one’s place within humanity. Leo lives for love and drives towards self-knowledge, while Aquarius makes use of such perception for the benefit of others (often within a collective situation). This Super Moon therefore has the potential to mobilize a mass-movement with intuition and awareness, enhancing both individual and universal consciousness, to inspire hope for the future.

This Super Guru Moon also coincides with the celestial Goddess, Venus, being with fixed star, Regulus, at the heart of regal Lion (wonderful marker for a Royal birth). It is also the feast day of Mary Magdalene.

Revering the wisdom of the Divine Feminine as Guru, image is of White Tara surrounded by Five Buddha Families, with thx __/♥\__

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Mercury Direct & Full Super Moon in Aquarius ~> July '13

Planet of healing & communication, trade & transport, Mercury, now goes forward in moon-ruled Cancer.

These past few weeks have been a tricky retrograde, during an emotionally heightened Super Moon season and two Grand Water Trines willing us to ‘purify, surrender, and discover the miracle of unconditional, spiritual love'. Luckily, the Water Trines last throughout August so that we can familiarize such ideals.

Strengthened by lessons of love and forgiveness, we now go forward with greater insight into issues from the past, as well as family matters, be those sangha, cyber or global family. Even if concerned about health and happiness, it could feel like some kind of storm has passed. A little more time and patience, love and acceptance, may be needed by some to experience healing magic. This is not to say that one should stay in difficult situations, but that compassion towards self is paramount.

The third & final full Super Moon of year culminates Monday, July 22nd, at 0 Aquarius 19:14bst (14:14est), adding confidence, clarity, and seasonal passion (fire/water (excess or lack) in the summery north; water/air in the wintery south). Connecting intellect to heart, and to friendly kindred spirits, raises the cosmic love vibration and generates the altruistic intention the Aquarian brother/sisterhood of humankind symbolises.

This is also the ‘wishing’ full Moon, when its advisable to be conscious and careful of what you wish for! My wish is for all beings to realize HAPPINESS is the true nature of reality _/♥\_

And I, for one, am extremely happy Mercury is going forward! :)
(¯`♥´¯) ✰
:) ~~~> thanks to unknown artist for water-blessing Buddha _/♥\_

Friday, 19 July 2013

Water offerings on Guru Rinpoche's birthday __/♥\__ July 18th

                                  *•.(*•.¸♥¸.•*´).•*OM AH HUNG !*•.(*•.¸♥¸.•*´).•*

Honouring Guru Rinpoche on this 10th day of the 6th Tibetan month, 18th July, with water offerings commemorating the birth of Tibet’s Padmasambhava, otherwise known as Guru Rinpoche, the lotus born, who turns the wheel of Dharma for the Dakinis of the Island.

Sealed with the historic 'Grand Water Trine' (five days before the last Full Super Moon of the year July 22nd), water offerings are symbolic on many levels. With water offerings we create merit so spiritual and material goals can be accomplished. Water offerings encourage generosity and help to overcome desire and attachment, purifying body, speech & heart-mind.

May the merit of water offerings and the blessings of the Grand Water Trine be received by all beings!
with レ o √ 乇 ....
(¯`♥´¯) ✰
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(¸.•´ (¸.• (¸.• ( ¸¸.•¨¯`• ✰ & レight✰ ♥ღ _/♥\_
Om Ah Hung Vajra Guru Pemma Siddhi Hung __/♥\__

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Grand Sextile & the Grand Water Trine ~ purify, renew & generate Bodhicitta - July 2013

17th July ~> Perfecting over the next couple of days, and providing a portal for developing deep spirituality (& good practice days), is the Summer's Grand Water Trine between an exalted Jupiter in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio & Neptune, at home in Pisces. This incredibly rare formation between three powerful planets in feminine water signs can harmonize being in your flow, enhance intuitive psychic sensitivity, and activate deep compassion for all beings. To the power of three, trines add a magical pyramid power to the spiritual quest: Jupiter provides perspective, Saturn stability and Neptune Divinity; Cancer enhances feelings, Scorpio insight, and Pisces the imagination. The Water triangle can give us the ability to see the bigger picture and care about what we see so that we can purify, renew, and totally refresh thought, word & deed, physically, psychologically, and perhaps most importantly, our understanding of ‘Bodhicitta’, the precious essence of awakened heart-mind. ~> Om Ah Hung! __/♥\__

"Precious, sublime bodhicitta:
May it arise in those in whom it has not arisen,
May it never fail where it has arisen
May it go on increasing, further and further!" ....

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Six-Pointed Sacred Star ✶ Grand Sextile ✶ Interlocking Water & Earth Triangles ~ July 2013

_(▼)_This triple-whammy moon-ruled Super-Moon Cancer lunation is bringing powerful waves of emotional intensity for everyone to ride, be they personal or mutual feelings, sensations are cosmically bound to be strong, as indicated by the Grand Water TrineS coming to perfection this week, on the 17/18/19/20th July (& the 20th is the day Mercury goes forward!).

_/✶ \_ A week later, starting 27th July, a magnificent Six-Pointed Star once again creates the summer’s Grand Sextile, with interlocking Grand Earth & Water Trines, invigorating celestial sweetness that can enhance and stabilize unseen bio-force, 'chi', through meditation, yoga, mantra, tantra, prayer, dance, music, healing, and basically serving humanity, both spiritually as well as practically. This Six-Pointed 'Star' has the potential to tap into the creative feminine life-force to generate peace and love - so much so that kind souls have created a 'harmonic convergence’ which we can all join and empower the Goddess (within); and has been twinkling in and out of focus since the extremely potent medicine Buddha Moon, June 16th.

This Sacred Star, a the double tetrahedron, a.k.a. Metatron's cube, creates symbols of both, the flower of life, and the Tree of Life, was also in celestial play at the first turning of the Dharma wheel, on the karma multiplied x10-million day, July12th. And it sharpens up the six-points again as we go into the last quarter Tara Moon when Venus is in Virgo, which is just after our third and final Super Full Moon of 2013 on July 22nd. All the while the double Water Trines undulate through the collective consciousness, with powerful and emotion coming up from often suppressed and deepest recesses, activating the Water triplicity’s qualities: Cancer’s personal and familial care and loving kindness (Metta), Scorpio’s social intensity and laser-like insight (Vipassanna) and Pisces’ compassionate ego-dissolving, embracing unconditional love into the communal heart-mind (Karuna).

These energies are powerful. And one must take care not to get swept along by collective hysteria or confusion. There is also a Black Moon Lilith, ‘Kali’ momentum to deal with, which involves cutting the root of ego and the prevention of anger and retaliation (more on that in another post); but suffice to say that the Grand Earth Triangle enables one to remain grounded whilst feelings, thoughts and ideas flow – a bit like the Temperance card in the Tarot, contained yet aware of a powerful flow and movement.

Thanks as always to the amazing Visual Alchemy for ‘Sprouting’
And to Pouyan for Pineal Visions  ~> With _(▼)_ Heavenly blessings of Love & Light & being in the flow of the Celestine Sextile _/✶ \_ 
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Medicine Buddha ~> 16th July ~> Tara Puja _/♥\_

This first quarter Libra Moon with Spirit Sun in Cancer galvanizes caring into social action. A balanced heart-mind makes it easier to find inner-peace, and engage with others in the common ground that encourages constructive dialogue and diplomatic relations, as the usually harmonizing Libra Moon shifts from opposing radical Uranus (now at station, and about to go retrograde for the next five months) to being with a perceptive Saturn tonight. Uranus tends to stir up emotions, thoughts, groups of people. In an ideal world such shake-ups urge us towards awakening, but the untrained mind often falters in chaos. And as everything changes, in the tension and edginess we can become restless enough to seek alternatives that help ourselves to help others and generate durable healing. When the sensitive Moon joins Saturn and the Grand Water Trine this evening, then slowing down and reflecting (upon spacy insight) under the lapis lazuli blue light night sky helps to remain rooted in the flow of this tremendous opportunity to once purify and renew, and realize an ocean of wisdom. _/▼\_

Medicine Buddha Mantra "Tayatha Om Bekanze Bekanze MahaBekanze Rasa Samut Gate Soha" __/♥\__
“Hail! Appear, O Healer, O Healer, O Great Healer, O King of Healing! Let the Healing be swift And let the Healing begin!” _/♥\_

Sunday, 14 July 2013

(♥)_ Chökhor Düchen ~> July 12 2013 _(♥)_

                                         First turning of the Wheel of Dharma

                        Karma Multiplied day x 10 million (positive or negative)

Chökhor Düchen is one of the four most important Buddhist festivals of the year. On the 4th day of the 6th Tibetan Lunar Month, just as a growing sensitive Moon begins to make a helpful sextile aspect to the radiant Sun, our source of light and life, Chökhor Düchen celebrates ‘The First Turning of the Wheel’ by Lord Buddha. Setting the wheel of Dharma teachings into motion - after not having taught for seven weeks since his enlightenment - Buddha began with a teaching on ‘The Four Noble Truths’

Gothama Buddha appears to have chosen to illuminate the mind upon a waxing moon. With the growing light of the moon we can experience an increase of clarity, intuition, and emotional insight. And from July 12th's astrological point of view, this very moon is involved in a rare six-pointed star, with two interlocking triangles shaping the starry firmament. A sensitive Moon in purifying Virgo creates a 'Grand Earth trine' with transformational Pluto in responsible Capricorn; and the south node, a.k.a. the Dragon's tail, tells from where we are coming: i.e. in Taurus, and conjunct healing asteroid Hygeia, it suggests Earth healing, though the power of nature. Thus for Chökhor Düchen in the year of the Snake, a Grand Earth Trine creates the magical star with the summer's perceptive 'Grand Water Trine, accenting intuition and feminine sensitivity (which we all have in varying degrees) to help us to see the Truth of things as they really are.

☸ Four Noble Truths:
☸ 1. Life is suffering.
☸ 2. The origin of suffering is attachment (to desire, aggression or ignorance).
☸ 3. The cessation of suffering IS attainable.
☸ 4. There is a path to the cessation of suffering.

~> the Dharma path _(♥)_ living life for the benefit of others.

Dedicating all merit and positive actions of body, speech & mind (word, thought and deed), to heal the suffering, wherever it is found _(♥)_

Image is of ☸ The Dharma Wheel ☸ flanked by two deer, which is often found at the gates of Buddhist monasteries, symbolic of Buddha's 1st teaching in Deer Park, Sarnath, India.

☾ ☼ Happy Chökhor Düchen ☼! :☽ _/\_
May all beings be free from suffering! _/\_

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Saturn in Scorpio direct ॐ ♄♏♥ ~> July 9th 2013

Moving ahead with insight and discipline, this new Cancer lunation is marked by the heavenly pantheon’s heavyweight, Saturn, going forward after almost 5 months of retrograde motion. At 4Scorpio, and involved in the fortuitous ‘Grand Water Trine’, Saturn now exercises an extremely remarkable skill that reaps the rewards of dealing with an intense kind of karma (which admittedly can seem like a burden) by being confident, trustworthy and diligent.

Acutely perceptive, Saturn in fixed Scorpio tolerates and controls with critical edge and concentrated focus, to work towards (tantric) transformation.  Accomplishment within in Scorpio’s powerful realms of intimate relationships, secrets and power, research and psychology require Saturn’s mastery and responsibility. Timely investment or commitment may well involve emotion, energy or money.  Saturn in Scorpio has the potential to develop trust with an intuitive wisdom that can be passionately shared.

Look to 4Scorpio in your horoscope and find where a laser-like, single-minded one-pointed focus is currently penetrating; and use the indicated attributes to accomplish great deeds.

In other words, prepare to exercise wisdom and transform whatever karmic obstacle, obsession or desire that has held you back, and forge ahead renewed, having mastered fear (with love) with greater strength and resolve.

In the 10th century, Buddhist teacher Atisha wrote ~>
“The greatest achievement is selflessness.
The greatest worth is self-mastery.
The greatest quality is seeking to serve others.
The greatest precept is continual awareness.
The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything.
The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways.
The greatest magic is transmuting the passions.
The greatest generosity is non-attachment.
The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind.
The greatest patience is humility.
The greatest effort is not concerned with results.
The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go.
The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.”

May all beings achieve such wisdom in this one lifetime! _/\_ ॐ ♄♏♥ ॐ

Monday, 8 July 2013

Cancer & Metta Bhavana ~> Loving Kindness July 8th 2013

One of the main Buddhist principles, that of cultivating ‘loving kindness’, Metta Bhavana, towards all beings, is epitomized by the empathetic zodiac sign Cancer, symbolic of familial sustenance and support. Both, Sun and Moon are now in watery Cancer with a new Moon on Sunday/Monday 7-8th July, at 8:13BST, creating a triple whammy cosmic reminder (as Moon rules Cancer) to look after all beings, as a mother would her child.

Sensitivity is magnified and emotions heightened as Sun and Moon form one of two 'Grand Water Trines' currently blessing our heavens. By connecting to shamanic Chiron in magical and compassionate Pisces and the destiny-fulfilling North Node in perceptive Scorpio, the lights – Sun and Moon - spotlight the need to practice loving kindness, with a focus upon our own hearts and plant the seed of love, with the healing and well-being of others as our motivation.

Three other planets, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune triangulate earlier degrees of water signs, adding to an intuitive pyramid power that inspires generosity, imagination, and karmic responsibility. This phenomenal and long lasting emphasis on the water element accents universal interconnectedness (which may even be reflected environmentally in the weather, either in a need/or lack of water or overflow). Also, feelings we cannot put into words and/or overwhelming emotions can, with a little training, raise intuition, psychic insight, and a direct hotline to Divine bliss. Even in the face of recent events around the beloved Bodhi Tree in BodhGaya, developing a warm heart and gently tuning into a peaceful rhythm of life, helps one to be extend loving kindness beyond self, family, tribe or nation, to embrace all beings, no matter the culture, race, gender or background.

“May you be filled with loving kindness.
May you be safe from inner and outer dangers.
May you be well in body and mind.
May you be at ease and happy.” _/\_

With love & new Cancer Moon blessings

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

☼ ✶☽ Goddess in residence ~> Dakini Day

Dakini Day ~> Sun in Cancer & Moon in earthy Taurus _/✿\_
Emphasising the force of nature and the need to nurture, the brilliant and radiant Sun is in sensitive Cancer, with the Moon exalted in sisterly Taurus: This is Goddess power to the max, supporting and celebrating the creative feminine Spirit. With one hand the caring Goddess today gives generously her earthly delights, but with the other she takes and destroys materialistic desire. Traditional Taurean values such as money, bricks and mortar, are shown to mean little if life’s more simple pleasures are ignored, such as being at one with self, friends and family. Today we may even be aware that life’s real treasure is the heart-mind, the essence of which is the realisation that the Goddess lies within. _/♥\_

Artwork is by Charlotte Backman of 'The Goddess Dancing' with thanks_/♥\_