Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Sun in Scorpio ~ Full Moon in Taurus 4 degrees @ 13:05GMT

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☆ Highlighting clarity and wisdom, practicality and the appreciation of simple pleasures such as food, love, and enough money to get our needs met, this exalted Moon in Taurus, comes with many names, each befitting the region she heralds from, and each offering an emotional anchor we can moor to in this choppy sea of Samsara.

☆ Often this Halloween Full Moon is called ‘the Ivy Moon, the Samhain Moon, or the Hunter’s Moon. As leaves on the trees have fallen and nights are dark (in the Northern Hemisphere), in reverence to the western Goddess we call her Diana, or Artemis, the ‘Goddess of the Hunt’. Artemis is the bringer of Light, caring for children, women and the environment, and selflessly sharing her bounty.

☆ In the East, this is the Full Moon to honour Laxmi, ‘Goddess of Abundance ’, giving thanks for wealth and a plentiful harvest.

☆ In the Buddhist tradition, this is the Moon when Lord Buddha agrees to leave the realm of the 33, the Divine realm of the Devas (Heavenly realm of Goddesses), where he had returned to teach and repay the kindness to his Mother (for giving him the precious human rebirth). Buddhists commemorate his decent in a weeks’ time, November 3rd, to become one of the most important days of our Buddhist lunar calendar, as Buddha’s actions represent the transformation that happens in death, so befitting the Scorpio Sun, the sign which represents the never-ending cycle of life, death and rebirth.

☆ Image is of a Nepali Goddess, Vasudhara, who often compared to Laxmi for they share the same gifts which the supplicant offer treasure, both real and spiritual.

Today and tomorrow, therefore, are days to honour the Goddess, with flowers, prayers, light and ℒℴѵℯ _/✿\_ ◯☆•*¨*•.¸¸

Give thanks for all you have. And remember, if you have a food and a roof over your head you are among the world's richest 25%

“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.” — Buddha

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

☼ ♎ Sun in Libra ☾ ♑ Moon in Capricorn

☼ ✧ ☾ Medicine Buddha & Tara 1st Quarter Moon 

~ ☆ ~ Straighten-up & fly-right ~>

✧ Today’s Medicine Buddha Day brims with added planetary medicine, with no less than four heavenly bodies in remedial Virgo. Love Goddess Venus, is now conjunct Hygea, the asteroid specific to healing and restoration, next to expansive, lucky Jupiter, and dynamic Mars. All four are currently concentrated within a very tight five degree area in the sky, from 10-15 degrees in the sign of the Virgin, the sign of perfection and practicality.
✧ Planets and significant points of the horoscope in this sign reveal how to look after self and serve others as best one can for the benefit of all beings. Due to a fixed star, Zozma, which can denote lively connections, there is a shadow side to this early part of this particular stellium (which resonates until the 1st week of November); certain situations can render those not in strong positions, powerless. So best stop slouching, wake-up now and do one’s best to not sleepwalk into difficult circumstances.
✧ Beware also the bamboozle factor, as one can all too easily be prey to others, especially if one falls for empty promise, illusion and glamour.
✧ Thankfully, because Luna is joined by Earth Mother Ceres, this pragmatic 1st quarter Capricorn Moon suggests realistic and sensible ideas can come to light, which have every potential to lead to creative expression and loving, peaceful relationship. But it will take a no-nonsense attitude – and work.
✧ It’s also Navratri in the Hindu calendar, when honouring the Goddess purifies and empowers. Navratri takes place four times a year; once during each season. Autumn sees the Goddess at her most powerful, with today’s 1st quarter Moon endowing courage and equanimity, befitting the balancing Libra Sun.

Image is Medicine Buddha from Thrangu Monastery Canada, with ℒℴѵℯ & thanks ॐ_/\_ "Tayata Om Bekandze Bekandze Maha Bekandze Radza Samudgate Soha" ---> “Hail! Appear, O Healer, O Healer, O Great Healer, O King of Healing!” _/\_ x108

Monday, 12 October 2015

☯ ☼ ☾ New Libra Peace & LOVE Moon _/|\_

☯ ☼ ☾ A New Libra Moon approaches; time now to set our intention to bring PEACE and LOVE, serenity and balance into our lives. At 0:07 Universal Time (can I hear someone humming the Bond theme? ;) ) on the 12th/13th October, Sun and Moon join at 19 degrees in the sign of the scale, to unite ideals and people that seek justice and truth.

☯ ☼ ☾ Libra is suave and sophisticated, passionate about harmony and beauty; and as ‘The Lights’ come to oppose Uranus in Aries, the planets indicate change comes by being braver and more conscious about how to accomplish splendour in our environment, and harmony in relationship. In areas of conflict, dialogue functions best when working for the benefit of all parties. When still and silent, we may even be aware how the real enemy lies within: muster strength and learn to love our demons and pacify a restless ego with kindness not cruelty, in fairness not indulgence. And by the time of the last of autumn’s three supermoons on the 27th October, we could see a triumph of transformation, emotional as well as spiritual.

Apart from All Hallow's Eve, also this lunar month we will celebrate Lord Buddha's decent from the God Realms of the 33, November 3rd. _/\_ One of the most important Buddhist practice days of the year.

☯ ☼ ☾ Image is of Vishnu, the Preserver, with his Sun disk, the Sudashana chakra, to invoke ‘a vision which is fortunate’. _/|\_ ☼✶•*¨*•.¸¸

P.S. In case anyone is wondering why illustrate with Hindu deities, my lineage is Kalachakra, the all inclusive time-wheel in which Vishnu also features _/\_

Happy New Moon everyone, with ℒℴѵℯ ॐ, from Laura

Sunday, 4 October 2015

☯ Sun in Libra ~ Moon in Cancer ☯

October 4th-5th 2015
☯ During the second part of a lunation cycle, with the moon waning from full to dark, the feminine influence is strong. Thus today’s Last Quarter Moon in Cancer, where the sensitive Moon rules watery Cancer, the Great Mother Goddess wields a magnified influence, especially when creating a balance between time management, as home and within social relationships. Be those contacts in business or with loved ones, it might now be worthwhile to review the past few weeks - from the solar eclipse three weeks ago, to last week’s dramatic blood red lunar eclipse. See how much has already altered in certain important relationships just by being brave enough to let-go of outmoded ways of being (together) that no longer serve the highest good for either party.

☯ While Mercury is still retrograde, keeping lines of communication open and as clear as possible remains of paramount importance; though there is the temptation to play cards close to one's chest, a certain amount of transparency appears fortunate for everyone. Mercury goes forward on the 10th October, freeing-up space for the kind life-transforming changes that only happen once every few years. And a new Moon on the 13th marks a month of major resolutions on many levels and in many ways - as long as one is prepared to purify, serve, and grow the feminine wisdom that is currently on offer.
☯ Image is of Ganga, Goddess of the sacred Ganges river, whose name means 'Swift Goer', as she rides a crocodile (Capricorn) spreading divine potency while she flows into terrestrial realms.