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
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