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Astrology for 6/29/2016

6/29/2016 Wednesday by Norma

Shopping, this is your day! Buyers are out in full force taking advantage of the aspects. You can certainly maximize your income if you put your mind to it. Good taste abounds; buy something and you’ll keep it for years and congratulate yourself as you do. Beware of […]

What is "Chöd"?

What is “Chöd”?

The following is respectfully quoted from “Compassionate Action” by Chatral Rinpoche:

Chöd means “cut” and is a practice for destroying ego-clinging by offering your body, cut into pieces and converted into pure nectar, as sustenance for the enlightened ones, the hungry ghosts, demons, and other sentient beings. It is traditionally practiced at charnel grounds and cemeteries.

 

 

Astrology for 6/28/2016

6/28/2016 Tuesday by Norma

Venture forth and you’ll be pushed back; change tactics completely and you’re on the move again. Scattered behavior is a problem today; so many items require your attention that it’s hard to know what to do and when. The urge to dream opposes the need to work, the wish to […]

No Short Cuts

No Short Cuts

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Antidoting the Mantra of Samsara”

As a part of Ngondro, we have to accomplish 100,000 repetitions of a short version of the Bodhisattva Vow,  the Bodhicitta mantra. Do you think to yourself, “Well what’s the goal here?  See, I’m trying to be compassionate. […]

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6/19/2016 Sunday by Norma

The urge to tell others what to do -along with the absolute certainty of the rightness of your thinking- approaches the status of a medical condition today. One that requires treatment. Florence Scovel Shinn said, “The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds, and words return […]

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6/18/2016 Saturday by Norma

Everyone’s spouting philosophy -expounding their belief system and attempting to convert others- leading to intense conversations that are unproductive. Dale Carnagie said, “A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” If you notice yourself honing in on your ideas as though they were truth-cast in stone- […]

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6/17/2016 Friday by Norma

Pay attention to people moving about in a secretive manner, a surprise is about to occur. Something is lost or broken but can be recovered with a slight adjustment. Scorpio planets indicate that more is going on beneath the surface than you know. Keep your eyes open today […]

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6/16/2017 Thursday by Norma

The talk will not end, no matter what you do, so keep listening! Mental cheerfulness helps you plow ahead happily, but genuine progress comes from your intuition about secret matters. Spies are beset by counter-spies and hidden things are revealed by careful attention and discerning perception. Doing […]

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6/15/2016 Wednesday by Norma

A friendly person gives good advice early in the day. Spend time walking around, talking with others and gathering information. As the day progresses the energy changes and a secret is revealed or you are called on to solve a confidential problem. A paradox exists where casual information-sharing
co-exists […]

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6/14/2016 Tuesday by Norma

Don’t bother asking permission for something early today; it’ll be denied or else the boss is unresponsive, which throws the question back on you. Initiative is rewarded, provided you strike out in a brand new direction. Run your ideas past someone who likes your thinking, but make your own decision. […]

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6/13/2016 Monday by Norma

Men continue to be cheerful, magnetic and chock full of good ideas. Listen carefully to those who offer information, no matter how casually, it’s good! This is an excellent time to break out of old patterns, consider new options and acquire a partner while you’re at it. Try something new. […]

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6/12/2016 Sunday by Norma

A hardworking person uncovers a secret treasure and a last minute financial transaction is a success. Wait out a brief moment of nervous tension; take no action based on fear today. Charles Schulz said, “The world can’t end today, because it’s already tomorrow in Australia.” Late in the […]

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6/11/2016 Saturday by Norma

Today you’ll have a discouraging moment, after which you’ll be happy about work. Watch for the one-two of the day, so you’re not too dismayed by the first incident. Diligence is most important today-paying attention and doing your job prevents trouble. John Ray said, “In prosperity, caution; in […]

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6/10/2016 Friday by Norma

Dress up this morning and be ready for early activity: your appearance counts! The energy changes during the day and then it’s all about the work you must do. Organize everything you see and you’ll be happy. Messy kitchen or office? Tidy as you go: no leaving […]