Saturday, 26 September 2015

☾ ● ◯ Full Harvest Supermoon Lunar Eclipse in Blood Red Aries ◯ ● ♡

☾ ● ◯ The most dramatic Full Moon in this year of the Wood Goat takes place Sunday night – Monday morning (depending upon where you are the world (see comments to check time zones)), 27th-28th September, with a Full Harvest Supermoon Lunar Eclipse. The last similar supermoon was 33 years ago and there won’t be another like it for 18 years! 

With ‘The Lights’ along the 'me-we' Libra-Aries axis at 4 degrees, this 4th blood red Moon is an Aries Supermoon stimulating those born around either equinox (Spring or Autumn) to focus upon balancing the needs of self with those of others maybe more than the rest of us, who are also being asked to consider the benefits of being true to our autonomous authentic self, as opposed to the adaptive self that often relies upon all kinds of outside dictatorial influences that can compromise morality, beliefs and truth. 

☾ ● ◯ While co-operation with others is essential in this world of 7 billion human beings, and our happiness essentially depends upon how we treat others; agreements made during this Full Moon must include beauty, joy, and hefty whack of personal independence to feel free and self-directed, without harming others.

☯☆☯ In Tibetan Buddhism our authentic presence is called ‘Wangthang’, which also means ‘the field of power’ which permeates and surrounds the body within and around the electromagnetic aura; this is strengthened to protect and magnetise by the merit and goodness we consciously create.
In Tibetan astrology, the Wangthang is associated with the element of the year, i.e. in this particular year of the Green Wood Goat, the element Wood, which relates to Air, is where we find our collective (and personal) power and the ability to spiritually ascend. With Spirit Sun now in Libra, Air and Wood are highlighting the capacity to find spacious balance in growth, egoless command with practiced calm, and generosity without dominating fixity. Air of course is also associated with breath and balance, so calm abiding meditation (Shamatha or Shiney) is highly recommended for the duration of this eclipse – and beyond!

☾ ● ◯ And as the retrograde Mercury is also next to Sun during this Full Harvest Supermoon Lunar Eclipse, the heart-mind can only benefit by taking the opportunity during this powerful space-time portal to release all self-cherishing clinging to ego attachment, and imbibe the light of the Sun, welcoming the ability to be genuine and true to the heart-mind and the love-light within. 

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” ♡ Helen Keller

ps: If you’d like to give yourself a marker in time as to how one changes and grows happiness, light and self-development, another Equinox Full Moon in March 2016, in six months’ time is a good place to aim for and see how you are… Meanwhile, if you’d like an astrological reading to help navigate the heavens and to develop and grow your own Wangthang, please contact me, Laura, here for rates and exchange. _/\_
Wishing all a wonderfully illuminating Full Harvest Supermoon _/\_
With ℒℴѵℯ ॐ & thanks to thangka painting maestro Romio Shresta for Buddha Shakyamuni enveloped by eclipsing dragons _/\_

☯ ☆ ☯ Autumn Equinox 2015 ☯ ☆ ☯

☯ ☆ ☯ As Spirit Sun moves into harmonious and peaceful Libra, the sensitive Moon moves into friendly Aquarius, we give thanks to both, our teachers and our spiritual friends.

☯ ☆ ☯ On this day of balancing light, when both of Earth’s hemispheres, north and south, experience the same equal day and equal night, light and dark, yin and yang, I’m reminded how His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, talked recently in London about the importance of balancing the negativity we see in the world with all the everyday positive goodness we experience. For instance, if we find the global news depressing (and who doesn’t) then in order to not get disheartened we can recall the kindness of others, which we constantly encounter, such as a call from a friend to see how we are, or a mate that brings refreshment or, if you’re really lucky, the nice person who let you join the traffic flow before them, even when traffic is slow, or how a loved one made sure we are fed and watered. You see, there are a myriad of all small actions which make our everyday world and interactions with others so much lighter and brighter, even as the northern hemisphere moves to embrace the darker yin: all we need to do is to give thanks and remember them and pay the kindness forward, noting how our own happiness also depends upon making others happy.

☯ ☆ ☯ Happy Equinox everyone, with ℒℴѵℯ ॐ from Laura! _/\_
& thanks to unknown photographer for the autumnal Buddhas from Miyajima Temple,Japan

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Balancing the heart-mind ~ MercuryRetro in Libra ☿ ♎ ℞

"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." Buddha_/\_

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#MercuryRetro in Libra ~> The planet of the mind asserts the need to check balances, financial as well as physical and emotional. Equipoise can be found in meditation/yoga/dance/prayer positions that allow one to remain spacious and on the still point, with a silent heart-mind.

☆ Many factors can challenge our peace of mind, and the planets are mirroring a wild start to a fast-moving three-week period of changing seasons ~>
☆ JUPITER opposite NEPTUNE (once every 12 years!) today! = Healing with Wisdom & Compassion. Developing faith in the groundswell of care, as His Holiness Dalai Lama calls for 'Growing Wisdom'. ...It feels like we are dipping our feet into holy water, knowing that both earth and aqua have the power to heal and purify.

☆ & Saturn is about to change signs leaving Scorpio (for 28-ish years - phew!) to enter Sagittarius and to help us solidify the meaning of life (as tough as that may be) for the next two years. Sagittarius/Gemini/Virgo/Pisces may feel more responsible with weighty issues that may well be disguised as a means to accomplishment.
Note this is also fast-moving #eclipse season... quakes, tsunamis, volcanoes are all over the place.... internal ones, as well as external.

☆ A Guru Rinpoche Equinox on 23rd, brings rainbow blessings to the day of solar charge and change.
☆ AND on the 27th/28th a Full #supermoon harvest moon lunar eclipse over #London in only 10 days time, when we're half way through the merc retro, and when solutions to problems are (re) applied and tested; and if they don't, then we will try again.

Take good care everyone. _/\_ Go lightly...
Artwork of Chenrezig, Lord of Copmpassion, by 17th Karmapa _/\_ with thanks & ℒℴѵℯ ॐ_/\_ Laura

Sunday, 13 September 2015

New Moon Solar Eclipse in Virgo

KARMA Multiplied day x 10 million (positive or negative)
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Today’s Virgo New Moon Solar ECLIPSE (@7:41bst) awakens a deep feminine wisdom, as spirit Sun dances with the sensitive soul of the Moon to remind us how to live in an abundance of love, compassion and bliss. By reaching out to others to serve as best we can, we can share the blessings _/\_
Image is from Dechen LingPress, and is of Green Tara, Great Mother Liberator, who frees from pride, ignorance and anger.
ℒℴѵℯ  __/\__ •*¨*•.¸¸❤✫