Thursday, 24 December 2015

Santa Karma Full Xmas Moon 11:11 ☆☆☆ • • •( ( (☾ ◯☽) ) )• • • ☆☆☆

☆☆☆ • • •( ( (☾ ◯☽) ) )• • • ☆☆☆ Full Xmas Moon in Cancer 11:11ut (-5est) _/\_ Reflecting the brilliance of our radiant life-giving Sun, this Full Cancer Moon embraces the practical caring and nurturing Mother luminosity of feminine wisdom (within), to shine a light upon the path ahead for ourselves, as well as others, and into 2016’s year of the Fire Monkey (which begins Feb8th).

In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, this Full Moon also reveres the long-life Buddha from the pure lands, Amithaba. As such, Christmas is a karma-multiplied day x100. So not only Santa knows when you’re good, today ;) but karmic actions, thoughts and words are also magnified - good or bad. This might sound daunting in the face of Full Moon and friendly family gatherings, but the best way to raise karmic merit is to dedicate all love, kindness and good that we experience to the benefit of others, so that all beings can find happiness. Even if we can’t help to literally look after others, by dedicating all such Christmas Spirit we can still raise the cosmic love vibration and keep it rippling into the new year. Enjoy!

Image is Amitabha Buddha in the centre, with Bodhisattva at each side, each with their Moon halo. With ℒℴѵℯ & best wishes for a beautiful day wherever you are. ॐ__/\__ ☼✶•*¨*•.¸¸

Monday, 21 December 2015

Solstice 2015 ☼ Xmas 11:11 Full Moon

In the Tibetan tradition today is Guru Rinpoche day; when Sun & Moon now make the best possible aspect for generating changes in one’s life to implement compassion in action. This also means its only five days until Friday’s Full Christmas Moon 11:11UT! 

☼ And Solstice is tomorrow night/Tuesday morning, 4:48UT on the 21st22nd. For the next three-month winter period 2015-2016, Sols' ingress into Capricorn accents a glorious grand trine between an exalted Taurus Moon and the Cosmic Guru (Padmasambhava!) in Virgo, the sign of the sacred feminine; restoration comes by transforming the mind and valuing intuitive wisdom. 

☼ As nature is drawing back (in the north), take time to rest and relax and build support for the dark winter months ahead (+ Merc retro early Jan); we, too, need to focus upon what's important: our roots, loves, work and families, our health and happiness. Solstice-Yule is a Fire festival to honor our Earthly (body) connection to the live-giving Sun (Spirit), which is soon to be reborn - and the days will be getting longer. But still energy can be low now, even with a growing moon. Please do make sure to spend time over the holidays healing in the all-inspiring bio-sphere called ‘the great outdoors’ to revitalize.

Over the past few days the sky has been manifesting luminous pearly shimmering in the arctic, with electric blue clouds over the antarctic: and CME’s (Coronal Mass Ejections) from the Sun are currently hurling towards planet Earth, carrying highly-charged electromagnetic plasma and protons that buzz up the cosmic vibration, which then manifest as winds upon our oceans: emotions, thoughts, actions all in a dynamic and active healing flow. The affects through (Earth’s) sushumna and subtle body can be to positively activate the incoming galactic stream of mindfulness and a powerful healing. Today’s Guru Rinpoche therefore suggests positive action, along with that small thing about a total transformation of the way we understand life, death and universe. 

Merry Yule & a very blessed Guru Rinpoche Solstice to all! _/\_ with love and best wishes...
& thanks to unknown artist for Padmasambhava & to for the photo.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Truth & Beauty ~> _/\_ Dakini Day blessings 5- 6th December ~>

☼ ✶ ☽ In Tibetan astrology it is noted that on the 25th day of the lunar cycle, when Sun and Moon make their last important aspect before a New Moon (Dec 10-11th), feminine receptivity and wisdom is at her most powerful and insightful.This day is therefore named ‘Dakini day’ in honour of the Sacred Goddess (who resides within us all). 
☼ ✶ ☽ Today is also the last Dakini Day of 2015, just before (the North’s Winter) Solstice, the longest night/day of the year (depending upon which hemisphere you are in), making it a time of profound reflection before the Sun changes emphasis of light on the 22nd December, when the light grows in Earth's North, and diminishes in the Southern hemisphere. 
☼ ✶ ☽ With the waning Moon in harmonious peaceful Libra, now positioned to activate Spirit Sun in philosophical Sagittarius, there’s a concentrated essence of yin. Yin's sensitive, earthy darkness encourages us retreat into gentle female compassion.The Goddess is always aware of the plight of others; she holds feminine principles which soften our hearts, all the while still being able to care for others who are suffering or in pain. 
☼ ✶ ☽ Keep close the qualities of the Red Goddess – love, kindness and generosity – in your heartmind because the next few weeks could be quite stimulating, if not challenging – just at the time when rest - due to the approach of the longest night - is needed.  Note: early nights won’t go amiss to make the most of an awakening.

☼ ✶ ☽ Today is also Lama Tsongkhapa day, celebrating the founder of Ganden Monastery and Tibetan Galugpa tradition.
Wishing everyone a very happy Dakini Day! With many thanks to Christina Birch - click name for web site, talented artist, for beautiful Red Goddess. ॐ_/♥\_ ॐ_/♥\_ॐ_/♥\_

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Sun in Sagittarius square Moon in Virgo ~ Tara Moon

Tara Moon 3rd-4th Dec

Sun in Sagittarius square Moon in Virgo ~>

☼ ✶☽ Virtuous actions are duly rewarded when the Moon is in Virgo, especially beneficial when the last quarter moon is conjunct favourable Jupiter, the planet which rules Sagittarius, the sign through which Spirit Sun is now passing.  Sagittarius accents truth, freedom and abstract concepts that may be academic as well as spiritual; thus it’s highly recommended to maintain an open mind whenever Sagittarius and Jupiter are at the centre of the celestial stage.  Yet Sun still conjuncts Saturn; and the heaviness of karmic negativity cautions the mind towards restrained discipline, to not over-reach in the name of zealous enthusiasm.
☼ ✶☽ Creating positive imprints for a healthy life-relationship-environment-planet currently requires commitment and a respect of the karmic law ‘as you sow, so shall you reap’, the fruits of which can be sweet or sour depending upon the seeds (in thought, word or deed) that are sown before Luna completes this cycle December 11th, with a new Sagittarius Moon.   

Thus it may (always) be timely to heed the words of the Buddha

“Commit not one harmful action; cultivate a wealth of virtues; train the mind. This is the teaching of the Buddha.”

Image is by talented Tibetan artist, Karma Puntsok, of Great Mother Liberator, Tara, whose mantra ‘Om Tare Tuttara Ture Soha’ can be recited in order to overcome obstacles, as well as to train the mind.

With ℒℴѵℯ  __/\__ ☼✶•*¨*•.¸¸❤✫