Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Buddha's birthday ~> Vesak & Sakadawa

May 6-7-8th __/\__ With the Sun in Taurus, the Buddhist world now begins to honor the birth of the Buddha. Though it must be noted that Siddhārtha Gautama Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth date varies with tradition; so while Himalayan Buddhists celebrate his birth, enlightenment, and paranirvana this year with SakaDawa on June 13th, many other Buddhist countries begin now to celebrate the birth of Buddha, just as the earthy Taurean Sun squares today’s first quarter Leo Moon - an astrological combination symbolic of stabilizing the spirit by courageously overcome ego’s obstacles.

And on the Full Scorpio Moon, accenting spiritual transformation, most of Asia celebratez Vesak, revering the Buddha’s life and teachings on 13/14th May.

Today, however, in my Tibetan Buddhist tradition, we make our monthly offerings to the healing power of the Medicine Buddha. Due to Saturn's opposition to the illuminating Sun at this first quarter, sun-ruled Leo Moon, the astral focus currently tends towards the results of self-created karma now coming into sharper focus over the next few days - so that any unhelpful action can be transformed and healed, ready for an emotionally cathartic Full Scorpio Moon a week away. __/\__ ☼✶•*¨*•.¸¸✶

Thanks to Exotic India for radiant Medicine Buddha Thangka __/\__

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