Monday, 22 February 2016

☸ The Great Prayer Light Festival & DAY OF MIRACLES ~> 22nd February 2016

☸ Full Moon 3 Virgo @18:21gmt (13:21EST)
KARMA MULTIPLIED day (+ or - ) x 100 million.

‘Chötrul Düchen’ is the first Full Moon of this year of the Red Fire Monkey. On this ‘Day of Miracles’, according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, we make light offerings to commemorate the Buddha’s miraculous displays.

☸ A magical Pisces stellium currently includes Spirit Sun, boundless Neptune, and the Earth Mother Ceres, all in the sign of the sensitive and imaginative fish, indicating compassion, care and creativity have the potential to be enhanced by the practical wisdom surrounding the Full Virgo Moon.

☸ As consciousness aligns with the sub-conscious, Spirit aligns with Soul: and while great for mediation practice, this full moon could trigger tender-hearted, deeply moving emotions. A day after the exact Full Moon (Tuesday 23rd), the Moon aligns with Jupiter and the North Node to generate life-changing, mind-expanding turning points. From this moment we enter into a powerful eclipse season, with this lunation coming to a close with a SuperMoon solar eclipse March 8th/9th. Time now to be kind to self and others; by tuning into the softer and feminine side of our self we can create the kind of miracles that can heal physically, mentally and spiritually on a phenomenal scale… _/\_

"Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects." – Dalai Lama

With ℒℴѵℯ ॐ__/❀\__ ☼✶•*¨*•.¸¸✫ & many thanks to Olivier Adams for this beautiful photo of young monks making light offering :) 

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Feb 17th ~> 1st Guru Rinpoche day of the new Fire Monkey Year! _/ ♡ \_

☆ With the radiant Sun in altruistic Aquarius, and the responsive Moon in Gemini, the Lights (Sun and Moon) create an altogether enquiring and intellectual combination, encouraging one to tame this monkey mind, and live life by what is best for everyone. 
☆ On this first Guru Rinpoche day of the Fire Monkey year, it is also good to know that Guru Rinpoche was a real person – and a Monkey; so we honour the memory of Guru Rinpoche, also called Padmasambhava, the ‘Lotus born’, Tibet’s second Buddha, who subdued negative forces and brought Tantra (from India) to Tibet. This also makes a Monkey year extra special for Guru Rinpoche, a Jewel of a Teacher. Connecting now, with body, speech, and mind, to all our most precious teachers, those living, those passed, and those yet to come, also maintains the thread that holds the treasured wisdom together. 
☆ As the Moon grows in light, Chötrul Düchen, the Full Moon Day of Miracles is only a few days away. Note how we also are in a karma multiplied period; goodness applied now could well be quickly rewarded _/♡\_

With ℒℴѵℯ  ॐ__/❀\__ ☼✶•*¨*•.¸¸❤✫
& many thanks to unknown artist for Guru Rinpoche Thangka, whose teachings bless the sublime inner essence. 

Friday, 12 February 2016

❤❤❤ Maha Saraswati Basant Pancham Valentine _/\_ ❤❤❤

With the growing light of the Losar Moon, today in the Indian and Himalayan tradition, this fifth day of the ‘fixed Air cross’ Aquarian lunation, is ‘Basant Panchami’, honouring Saraswati, the Goddess of music, art and wisdom _/\_  <3 Saraswati is the great Goddess who boosts intelligence and cultural understanding; she presides over a day this year (2016) when the dynamic Aries Moon is conjunct Uranus, inspiring newness and change; while the radiant Sun is square to Mars (applying into his retrograde shadow phase). Scarlet Mars also rules Aries. The challenge is to therefore create, not destroy. This combination of ‘Lights’ (Sun & Moon) also suggests making adjustments to projects already on the go may be surprisingly illuminating. That said, anything radically innovative has the blessings of the Sacred Goddess.  Yet as Mars is retrograde throughout the spring to early summer, best be prepared to rework and re-do whatever is being generated now.
May the blessings of the Goddess abound, and be especially sweet for Valentine weekend! Om Aim Namah॥_/\_ 
Fyi: Mars retrograde 18 April @8Sagittarius --> 30 June @23 Scorpio; Mars can also now be seen in the early evening sky.
Thanks with love to unknown thangka painter for beautiful Nepali Saraswati _/\_ 

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

LOSAR lunation 2016 ☼✰··☾♡☽··✰☼ Monlam

✰ From today, 9th February, the first 15 days of the new Lunar year, the LOSAR lunation, are considered karma multiplied days _/\_ During this ‘Monlam’ period, from New Moon to Full, it is said the Lord Buddha performed a miracle each day. Each miracle accumulates more and more merit to awaken the bodhi-mind, the awakened heart-mind; and on the 15th Full Moon day (22nd February 2016) the accumulation of merit is celebrated with the ‘Day of Miracles’, also called known as 'Chötrul Düchen', or ‘The Great Prayer Festival’.

✰ In Buddhism we also learn that we are all potential Buddhas (which means ‘awakened one’). As such, we also co-create with the universe and can participate in making our own miracles, and dedicating the merit to benefit of others. Such goodness bodes well for the removal of personal obstacles which might arise during this Fire Monkey year.

✰In khartsee (Tibetan/Chinese astrology), generally speaking, obstacles come in the birth year. For those born in 1956 obstacles need not necessarily be unlucky: one is advised however, to exercise more caution than be carefree, but still welcome the change to be inventive and work with others.

✰ From this year's planetary point of view, Jupiter (the planet associated with the 12 year animal cycle, known as the Grand Duke in Chinese system) is making tricky aspects with Saturn (Lord of obstacles and karma) in March & May, so obstacles may come early. The two planets then go on to make good and more helpful aspects as the year progresses, which potentially harmonises business, health and relationships (from September onward, until Feb 27th 2017, when the animal sign changes again (to Rooster)).

✰So, imho, overall, this may not be an excellent year, though some will undoubtedly buck that generalisation, it can be a good year for Monkey _/\_ :) Losar Tashi Delek! _/\_ Laura


Special Losar rate for 1-2-1 Astrology sessions during Losar lunation! 9th Feb – 9th March ~> Check your personal astrology to see how to live in harmony with friends, colleagues, and loved ones & get the best out of this cheeky Monkey year!

Honesty system applies:
General guidelines for 1 hour: sliding scale if you are in work $88 - $155; or genuinely wealthy $230
Note initial session tends to be 1½-2 hours; follow-up sessions are usually an hour, but can be longer.
On-going series of astro-coaching: $77 per hour.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Losar 2143 Year of the Red Fire Monkey

☆ Losar, the Tibetan fortnight of miracles, begins February 8th, with a New Moon at 20 Aquarius, at 14:40gmt, and the 2143 Year of the Red Fire Monkey! Get ready now, as the charming antics of the Wood Goat make way for dynamic, progressive and ingenious, Monkey action!
☆ Two things to note about a Monkey year, one is that Padmasambhava, Tibet’s second Buddha, was a Monkey, with an ability to master everything under the Sun – and Moon. This year is therefore a special year to connect with and honour the great Tantric master; to be confident and gain mastery of the chattering Monkey mind, as did he. In words of precious Guru Rinpoche “Fortunate ones, mingle your mind with the Dharma and the happiness of Buddhahood will manifest within you!”
☆ The second interesting point is how the United States is actually a Fire Monkey (1776), which makes sense when one considers how the quick-thinking Fire Monkey is inventive (if not always cautious), able to swiftly seize the moment to upstage and outshine. All Monkeys strive for improvement with originality and supreme optimism, but the Fire Monkey does it in great self-assured style and with remarkable initiative.
☆ Generally speaking this is a good Year for the Rat, Snake, Sheep. Lucky for Ox, Horse, Monkey. Mixed for Rooster, Dragon. Challenging for Tiger. And fair for Rabbit, Dog, Boar.
Wishing everyone a fortunate, loving and happy New Year of the Fire Monkey _/\_ Losar Tashi Delek! ☆ With many thanks & love to unknown photographer for fabulous Monkey & Vajra! _/\_