Wednesday, 24 September 2014

22nd-23rd September ~> Dark Moon Equinox: Changes in the year of the Horse @4:29bst (10:29Est)

✣ From a personal perspective, this equinox accents the need for harmonious relations and healthier emotions. From the worldly perspective, it’s interesting to note the major theme of the collective’s focus, especially when a ‘generational’ planet does something special at a Cardinal solar marker (Uranus, Neptune & Pluto are generational planets), highlighting collective karma. Because energy flows where attention goes, such matters can dictate how the masses are feeling at a time of the Sun’s naturally important turning points. I mention this now because this Dark Moon Equinox is marked by transformational Pluto, planet of oligarchs and hidden, underworld shadows, now going forward after a five month retrograde. Pluto bearing down at 11degrees Capricorn (and anyone with cardinal planets at this degree will also be re-emerging from an internal restructuring), suggests those in positions of power are emerging from a core reform that can impact the health of Mother Earth: Today’s announcement that a family of investors (Pluto) are looking to divest fossil fuel and put their energy into renewables (also Pluto) is rather encouraging, just as hundreds of thousands took to the streets, across the globe, to proclaim the need for an awareness of climate change due to human-made pollution (again Pluto, but also Neptune).

✣ Equinox is also a time of balancing opposites, light and dark, warm and cool, old and new, desire and gratitude. The New Libra Moon on Wednesday 24th encourages confidence and change. As Sun & Moon move into harmonizing Libra, those of us in the northern hemisphere can begin to embrace the feminine and receptive, cool inward yin; while in the southern hemisphere Sun’s yang summer light is growing. One last point to note is how auroras often accompany equinoxes, and in a moonless sky Northern Lights could be quite dramatic, with just a wisp of solar winds to stir heart-mind into action. _/\_ ૐ•´¯`•.¸¸.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

✶ A Dark Moon Equinox ~ September 2014

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh, Being Peace

Dakini Day~> 19th Sept
✶ With Spirit Sun in the sign of the Virgo Goddess, and the sensitive Moon at home in Cancer, the Lights now reflect a deeply feminine caring quality. Subjects to which we feel an innate kind of loyalty and need to protect, such as health and work, (female) friends and family (Sangha), the historical past - as well as personal creativity - all can now blossom and bloom by showing the kind of love a mother would nurture her child - even when/if self-administering.

✶ A Dark Moon Equinox is days away, 23rd September, when aligning with Earth’s balance of light and dark between the hemispheres will encourage a poised and steady, confident heart. In the midst of this natural change of season, calm stability is more easily achieved by relaxing into where you are now, super cool, with nothing to regret, nor anything to strive for, just resting in the still point of balance, inherently mindful and meditative of life, love and light.

✶ From the astrological perspective, and depending upon which side of Gaia you are, this autumnal/spring equinoctial marker is followed swiftly by a galactically influenced new Libra Moon on the 24th. This New Moon, in the Sign of the Scales, will conjunct the ‘Super Galactic Centre’ – the centre around which our own Milky Way galaxy, along with other galaxies, spiral. And as all things are interconnected (through the conscious Buddha field of love and light), a new Moon upon this powerful but potentially peaceful sensitive Libran point is mind-boggling in its’ extensive vastness – it’s a though the existence of our own ‘Immeasurable Heaven’ (within the recently named ‘Laneakia’), is instinctively and most naturally drawn to love, peace and equality.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Tara Moon ~> 16th September 2014 ॐ_/\_

The major focus of this last (Virgo) lunation (moon cycle) has been upon profound spiritual healing through forgiveness, and devotion to the Sacred Wise Woman (a human aspect which lies within us all – as we all have an intellectually intuitive side to our nature, to some degree or another). Today’s Last Quarter Moon takes the premise of empathy a step further, urging one to swiftly act upon situations that require compassion and kindness. Note how today there are a myriad of options with the Gemini Moon, enabling one to quickly overcome obstacles and problems, and tidily tie up loose ends. Though the sensitive Moon is again in hard aspect to shamanic healer Chiron, it is by applying Virgo’s practical insight, together with feminine wisdom (such as that of Goddess Tara), that heightens the chances for especially efficacious results, particularly for those accidental or self-inflicted wounds. _/\_

Tara’s mantra “Om Tara Tutare Ture Soha”
Image of beautiful Green Tara by Peter Iseli~>
with thanks & ℒℴѵℯ_/✿\_

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Jupiter Trine Uranus ~> Sept 2nd ❤ A visionary healing Buddha Moon

September 2nd ~> _/\_ Today’s Medicine Buddha sees the Last Quarter Moon in forward-thinking Sagittarius, squaring up to Spirit Sun in earthy, healing Virgo. This mutable combination of Lights indicates change through helpful action; as the Divine Virgo Goddess is in service with the generous Centaur Sage, a myriad of practical (but possibly unfamiliar) solutions are available right now; whatever the issue, be it mental, physical or spiritual, the Moon in Sagittarius challenges one to open the mind and see the bigger, more magical picture at play. There is every reason to remain optimistic at this moment: remedies applied now have the potential to quickly alleviate and show positive results. ॐ_/\_

Medicine Buddha mantra “Tayatha Om Bekanze Bekanze Mahabekanze Rasa Sammut Gate Soha” ~> “Hail the King of Healing, the Great Healer, let the healing begin! Let it be so!” ॐ_/

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you truly love.” Rumi

This fiery Sagittarian Medicine Buddha Moon also connects to an extremely promising astral aspect shaping up in the heavens between optimistic Jupiter (the Sagittarian Centaur’s ruler) in sunny confident Leo, and radical Uranus, rousing action-orientated Aries: Together, these three now illuminate an inspiring ‘Grand Fire Trine’. Fire in the Tibetan Tantra represents wisdom, spiritual as well as intellectual.

This all-consuming, dynamic and magnetic Fire Trine between expansive Jupiter and brilliant Uranus accents a broad, clear vision, creativity and transformation. Note this innovative and dynamic configuration is set to last for the next 9 months; which means that every month, when the sensitive Moon is in philosophical Sagittarius, a creative spark of powerful yang can combust the dross and liberate ego. At its most fundamental, this particular trine cultivates an awareness of what makes our heart sing. With the first exact aspect between Jupiter and Uranus just after equinox, 25th September, this exciting fiery vitality carries welcome hope and cheer that resonates all the way until Summer Solstice 2015.

Due to the position of the Moon in Sagittarius today, we're getting the initial glimpses of this potentially liberating aspect. Look at the 15-20 degrees Fire signs Leo and Aries (as well as Cardinal signs) in your scope and see where and how you are awakening with a warm and passionate, glowing heart. ॐ_/