Thursday, 29 August 2013

Healing Breath ~ Healing Heart-Mind _/♥\_ Tara Moon - 28thAug'13

Tara Moon ~ Medicine Buddha puja
The airy quality of tonight's last quarter Gemini Moon, in T-square to the illuminating Sun and meditative Neptune, supports mindfulness by working with the breath, as breath is mind’s vehicle to Spirit. When the chattering monkey mind starts to distract, stability can be found by concentrating on the beauty of nature, such as a tree, rock or flower as an object of meditation, thus allowing the unseen healing field of life-giving consciousness to flow in and around the (collective) heart-mind. _/✿\_

☼ ☾ Both ‘Lights’, the Earthy Virgo Sun and curious Gemini Moon, currently share the same ruler: Mercury, planet of informative healing. Mercury is now exalted in restorative Virgo, and opposite charitable Neptune, the planets highlight the need to 'ride the winds' and practice the perfection of the wisdom mind, showing loving-kindness and compassion to all beings (including oneself). 


Mantra for Goddess Tara “Om Tara Tuttare Ture Soha” _/♥\_

Arya Tara, swift-acting liberating mother Goddess, we invoke your blessings. Please watch over & protect us; hold us in your loving embrace, shielding all from danger, fear or suffering.

thanks to Djimmi Dorje for exquisite Green Tara

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Dynamic Spiritual healing ~> 25th - 28th August 2013

~> ☉ & ☿ ♍ - ☍- ♆ ♓

The Spirit of the purifying Virgo Sun is currently boosted by the healing qualities of fleet-footed Mercury, Virgo’s ruler. As well as being the planet of wheeling and dealing, Mercury represents the kind of mental pacts we make with ourselves, particularly in regards to the healthy nurturing of mind, body and soul. A difficult Mercury placement can signal ignorance and/or negative thought processes. However, the winged messenger is now exalted in exacting Virgo, so Mercury is in the best possible place to be, to make this an optimum time to assess the benefits of a sensible lifestyle to look after oneself: positive thinking and healthy diet being the starting point of any remedial therapy.

For the next few days, both Sun and Mercury are also involved in the Sacred Six-pointed Star formation, galvanizing the curative Medicine Wheel (which began early July). And while these two planets now directly oppose spiritual Neptune, at home in visionary Pisces (exact Mercury opposition today, with the Sun opposite Neptune on the 27th), the power of visualization and working with unseen energy is magnified. Awareness of the invisible field of consciousness emanating unconditional love and bliss can be made manifest and utilized for practical purposes. Through prayer, meditation, yoga, dance, music and art (etc), Neptune in Pisces dissolves ordinary boundaries, taking us into uncharted astral realms (of the imagination), to align with the Divine, as well as highlighting the subtle energies that flow in and around the heart-mind and body (chi, bio-energy).

This cosmic connection creates an earthly perspective: Even if we cannot completely overcome suffering or cure disease, a positive intention coupled with the right tools, view and understanding, can heal a flagging human spirit: note that to transform suffering into joy advances spiritual practice. As the Buddha says “Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.” So the most important thing we can ever do is to cultivate a good heart, towards ourselves - and others.

Heal well my friends ~>
With love and thanks for sharing, and thanks to unknown artist for inspiring meditation _/\_

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Friday, 23 August 2013

✶ Sacred Star & Cosmic Cross ☩ ~> August Bank Holiday '13

✶▼△ ☼ Glorious planetary activity shines upon this August bank holiday weekend, with two very rare configurations happening at the same time; both alignments constellate together from the early hours of Sunday morning, 25th August, until the end of the month, creating magical sacred geometry that unifies the heart-mind: The stabilizing focus of the ‘Cardinal Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun’ provides direction and ambition, stimulating critical spiritual mass to encourage individual awareness to acknowledge the Divine within all things. The longer lasting pattern (until 7th September) is a welcome return of the mystical Six-pointed Star, aka Grand Sextile, the Double Tetrahedron, Merkaba, Star of David, Seal of Solomon (which I’ve written about in depth already).
The difference now is how the Sacred Star involves the illuminating ‘Lights’, Sun & Moon, highlighting feminine elements Water and Earth. As a perfect solar Virgo Goddess makes a wonderful aspect to Luna, exalted in fertile Taurus, this is Goddess power to the max, adding strength, beauty and wisdom within, sequencing subtle psychic sensitivity with a rare celestial empowerment that can at once activate deeply felt compassion and loving kindness, with the practical ability to remain grounded in peace and LOVE no matter what the circumstance. As His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama says “The more you are motivated by Love, The more Fearless & Free your action will be.”

Have a wonderfully starry end of August! _/♥\_
"Celebrate Unconditional Love & Peace"
╔╗◕‿◕ "Anywhere, anytime
║║╔═╦╦╦═╗ ► without judgement,
║╚╣║║║║╩╣ ► without prejudice
╚═╩═╩═╩═╩ ► without regret.

Monday, 19 August 2013

☼ ☽ ♥ Full Blue Zodiacal Moon in Aquarius ♥ ☾ ☼

Accenting creative self-expression and the glory of the individual Spirit in relation to the greater whole, a second Full Moon in Aquarius (the 1st was July 22nd) is a zodiacal Blue Moon, 2:44am BST Tuesday Night/Wednesday morning, 20th/21st August. Blue Moons intensify energies and raise consciousness, providing additional illumination upon the qualities and strengths of the two signs involved.

With Leo/Aquarius ‘The Lights’ again clarify the Spiritual Warrior’s awareness and altruistic intention, specifically as this second Aquarius Moon conjuncts Neptune, planet of unconditional compassion. Altruism, generating loving kindness to all beings, prevents harm and/or interference (in the spiritual practice), to become a source of comfort. Without getting lost in delusion or confusion, mindfulness awakens to Unity Consciousness, aware of co-creating with our universe so that wishes are fulfilled; by giving thanks for the blessings we experience at any given moment we encourage beauty, joy and love to reside and radiate from the heart centre.

As His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, says “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”

Incredible sacred geometry in the sky further highlights Full Blue Moon magic: Goddess Venus, now at home in Libra, is already beginning to activate ‘Cardinal Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun’. And the summer’s ‘Grand Water Trine’ is still in effect, highlighting the world of feeling, collective undercurrents, and the flow of psychic sensitivity. At the same time a ‘Mystic Rectangle’ promotes practical mysticism, suggesting deep sensitivity, insight and intuition, are vital for conflict resolution.

Wishing all beings an auspicious and happy full Moon ☼ ☽ ☼
and Thanks to unknown artist for the glowing Thangka painting of ‘1000 arm Chenrezig, Avalokesvara, Buddha of Compassion’, whose mantra is “Om Mani Padme Hung” _/♥\_

Friday, 16 August 2013

☼ ♌ ~ △ ~ ☾ ♐ Guru Rinpoche Day ~> _/♥\_ August 16th 2013

☼ ♌ ~ △ ~ ☾ ♐ = Guru Rinpoche Day ~> _/♥\_
August 16th = 10th day of the 7th Tibetan Month of the Bird

One of the 20th century’s greatest Lamas, Dudjom Rinpoche says this about today's Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava “On the Tenth Day of the month of the Bird, the Tirthikas from Tamradvipa threw Him into the river Ganges. But having performed a Vajra Dance in the sky, by His magical powers He caused the waters of the river to reverse their flow. Having awakened faith in them, at the time of establishing the Doctrine in their kingdom, He became known as Kha-ding Tsal or Khagamana, "He who soars in the sky like the Garuda."”

While this great mythological story involves wondrous beasts such as Garuda (the snake–eating King of Birds), one has to read between the lines of any magical twilight language and think symbolically. As such, the month of the bird offers the ability to fly high and rise above the earthly mundane to have perspective upon all life. That Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava, was thrown into a sacred river, the Ganges, suggests he emerged filled with ever-flowing blissful devotion, emanating unconditional love - qualities which reverse the tide of negative emotion and overcome obstacles.

A Vajra Dance honours unified connectivity and all elements in all ten directions: the four cardinal and four cross-quarters (phases for sun & Moon) as well as up & down: stabilising mid-heaven to mid-earth. The Vajra (a.k.a. Dorje) is the diamond sceptre used in Tibetan tantric practice to symbolise focus, form and vitality, awakening the practioner to the foundation of the physical realm through its dynamic thunderbolt action. The ‘Thunderbolt’ is also one of Jupiter’s tools. In astrology, Jupiter IS the sacred Guru, ‘The Vajra Holder’.

Now exalted in watery Cancer, Jupiter can soar high above emotional dross, offering the ability to see the bigger picture, at the same time giving substantial support. Jupiter in moon-ruled, home-loving Cancer is also in a very powerful association with this 10-day Moon, called ‘mutual reception’, as the Moon is in Sagittarius, which is ruled by Jupiter. This means that the Sacred Guru, Jupiter, and the sensitive Moon are in extremely good relations today.

So you see, even though we might need to adjust our emotional viewpoint, today is astrologically perfect to acknowledge Guru Devotion, and tap into the stream of Lama Love that honours our teachers (within) to make offerings, fly prayer flags, and give thanks for all the spiritual guidance they so caringly give, as a mother would her child. _/♥\_

Image of Red Garuda by unknown artist with thanks _/♥\_
Guru Mantra ~> "Om Ah Hung Vajra Guru Pema Siddhi Hung" _/♥\_

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Insight into Light ~ Medicine Buddha August 2013

The radiant golden light of the Leo Lion supports and nourishes the life-force during today’s Medicine Buddha ~ Tara Puja Moon, highlighting concentrated focus and the courage and determination to transform deeply engrained (karmic) patterns or issues which obscure the beauteous joy of our inner-essence: the creative shining Spirit.

En route to the culmination of the Full Aquarius Moon on the 20th /21st August, this first quarter moon phase, in formidable and perceptive Scorpio, calls for dramatic adjustments, leaving no stone unturned in any kind of research. Now is the time to be sensitively engaged, insightful, and artistically resourceful, especially when healing the subtle energies of the heart-mind and body, emotions and psyche.

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!” __/♥\__

Thangka of Golden Sangye Menla - Medicine Buddha with snow lions, by ExoticIndia, with thanks __/♥\__

Sunday, 11 August 2013

☩ Cardinal Grand Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun ☩ August 2013

_/♥\_ Whilst out stargazing tonight, being blessed with glorious shooting stars from this weekend’s Perseid’s shower, it might inspire to bear in mind how tonight’s sky also fleetingly embraces the powerful ‘Cardinal Grand Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun’. This rare configuration now occurs when planets, such as today's moon, are in Libra (where Venus will activate 26thAug). ☩  The Cross symbolizes critical spiritual mass, and sparked a collective spiritual evolution exactly three years ago, August 2010 – when the courageous Leo Spirit Sun was also passing through the constellation of heroic Perseus.

☩  In 2010 a spectacular Grand Cross activated the earliest degrees of the dynamic Cardinal signs, indicating a new collective awareness (as well as stressing the need for wholesome change in the midst of communal crisis – emotional, economic and environmental). Now we are looking at 8-16 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn in the celestial spotlight until at least April 2014. This Cardinal Cross of Central Spiritual Sun motivates the Divine Will of the Whole to be in accord with cosmic Love-Light.

☩  Holding the vertical (midnight/midday) axis of the cross, expansive Jupiter, now exalted in Cancer, synthesises humanity’s hope and needs as it makes the 1st of 3 oppositions to metamorphic Pluto in Capricorn, suggesting a valiant transformation of resources for sustainable future stability. Balancing the horizontal, sunrise-sunset axis of the cross is the awakening planet, Uranus, in dynamic Aries (also the agent of the cross); opposite the harmonious Libra moon, everyone feels the need for positive change. As all four signs work together to direct towards our Spiritual centre, it enables core location so that we can rest in Divinity, a place Buddhism calls 'our Buddha nature'. _/♥\_

If you would like to know how this astrologically technical Grand Cross constellates in your horoscope, please look here for rates

With thx for sharing & thanks and love to Artzotec for Chenrezig Mandala, representing the Lord of Compassion. whose mantra is "Om Mani Padme Hung" _/♥\_

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

New Leo Moon ♥ • • •( ( (☾ ◯☽) ) )• • • ♥ August 2013

Majestic Leo is ruled by the life-giving Sun, which is central to the cross-quarter marker for the height of this season. Now, as the golden Sun radiates warmth through the light of the soul, we observe the ‘Fixed’ Solar Fire festival accenting the glowing Heart of the Leo Sun, a time of joyful relaxation and abundance, when summer's first grains ripen in the northern hemisphere, and days lengthen in the south. At the same time, a New Moon at 14 degrees of fiery Leo, on Tuesday, 6th August at 22:50bst kindles Leo’s sacred flame of unconditional love-light.

Compounding the light blessings, the commanding Leo Sun and Moon are currently with asteroid Vesta, Fire Goddess of hearth and home, who purifies and tends the sacred flame with unfailing devotion. All three are currently in a challenging aspect to the karmic Dragon’s head and tail. This mythical meeting of Dragon and Lion suggests we’re at a potentially enlightening turning point, one that could avoid burn-out and bring about practical earthy healing to a specific heart-felt cause; by shining the Leo Love-Light into the deepest recesses of our (collective) psyche we can now clearly see what needs to be powerfully transformed in order to safeguard the heart-mind, and shared resources.

\_ From the Buddhist perspective, both Lion and Dragon are symbolically important iconography. Like Leo, the dragon is a creature of great creative power, with positive yang dynamism, whilst the regal Lion is dignified and loving, playful and cheerful. Bodhisattvas, beings who attain a high level of spiritual development, are often called ‘Buddha’s Lions’; and Buddha’s teachings ‘the Lions’ Roar’. As such, Lions are also royal dharma protectors, found at the entrance to many temples, often holding up thrones for Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, indicating formidable strength and competence.

☼☽ So while this New Leo Moon provides the will to exercise wisdom that protects a faithful heart and advances the creative spirit with generosity and love, remember there is also room for a sprinkling of inscrutable Dragon magic to enhance these rare moments of the influential six-pointed star of the Grand Sextile, flowing in and out of perfection throughout this month of August. ☼☽¸¸.•*¨*•☆
 "Let your love flow outward through the universe,
To its height, its depth, its broad extent,
A limitless love, without hatred or enmity.
Then as you stand or walk,
Sit or lie down,
As long as you are awake,
Strive for this with a one-pointed mind;
Your life will bring heaven to earth".
~> Sutta Nipata

tThanks to ExoticIndia for beautiful thangka painting of Shakyamuni Buddha & to Visual Alchemy for 'Goodness Gracious'_/\_