✰ 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.
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
✰ 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
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