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You Can Make It

You Can Make It

An excerpt from a teaching called Bodhicitta by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo given after her return from India and Nepal in 1996

In Nepal, right next to one of Guru Rinpoche’s caves where he practiced chemchok, lives a wonderful Dakini.  She is the consort of Lama Tulku Orgyen.  And she’s been there for years and years, practicing […]

Astrology for 12/6/2016

12/6/2016 Tuesday by Norma

Escape, that’s what people want now! This is a perfect day to watch tv for hours, to engage in creative work or visit the doctor. Listen to your inner voice as you decide what to do. People can revert to old bad habits today. If you have […]

What Drives You to Practice?

What Drives You to Practice?

An excerpt from a teaching called Bodhicitta by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

Some of you show up for practice because you think your teacher will get mad at you if you don’t.  So you make yourself visible.  Some of you show up for practice because you’ve got to get it in today.  When do you do practice […]

Astrology for 12/5/2016

12/5/2016 Monday by Norma

Something has finished and something new is on the way but hasn’t arrived yet, which means you are free to jog in place, meander around tending in second-tier tasks and generally relax in preparation for what’s to come. Make no effort to push an agenda, it’ll appear in its own […]

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11/26/2016 Saturday by Norma

It’s hard to stop pushing or railing against a disappointment, but do your best to tend to the daily affairs of life. A brilliant idea or event streaks in from an unexpected direction, lifting spirits and generating enthusiasm. Alan Kay said, “The best way to predict the future is […]

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11/25/2016 Friday by Norma

Obsessive love, today is your day! You don’t just like flowers, you are crazy about them! You don’t just enjoy pickles, you’ll lay down your life for them! The planet of love travels with the planet of obsession today and there’s no limit to depth of your affection. […]

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11/24/2016 Thursday by Norma

Emotion is stronger than reason today. If you’re confounded by what’s happening, the answer lies in people’s emotional reactions. Those who go against entrenched forces do not fare well, no matter how strongly they feel. Those who abide by the rule of law do better. Resist the temptation […]

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11/23/2016 Wednesday by Norma

Legal, judicial matters predominate and the outlook from abroad is disturbing. Saturn is very close to Mercury, suggesting a downbeat spin on the news that inclines people to make sweeping negative judgments about people and events. Wait several days to make an important decision, thinking will be clearer when fear […]

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11/22/2016 Tuesday by Norma

Things settle down and business zips along handily. Keep your nose to the grindstone. Ignore the urge to make sweeping, negative statements a la Chicken Little, who said, “The sky is falling in!” It is not, you’re safe. The news is annoying and the more you listen, the […]

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11/21/2016 Monday by Norma

Something ends today- let it go- and a batch of new work appears. If you feel fussy and critical of everything and everyone, welcome to the crowd- everyone does, complaints galore! Agree with everyone and you’ll stay happy. Pile on with your complaints and you’ll feel worse, your choice. […]

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11/20/2016 Sunday by Norma

Dress up today and present your ideas to whoever will listen. Something happens that generates a surge of well-deserved pride in those who have worked long and hard to achieve results. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe said, “Talents are best nurtured in solitude, but character is best formed in the stormy […]

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11/19/2016 Saturday by Norma

A speaker’s words are dismissed by others, but as time passes support lines up in favor of the ideas expressed. Are you writing a book or giving a speech today? Wait until the opposition disappears to present your ideas. Dress down and blend into the crowd for best […]

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11/18/2016 Friday by Norma

This is a special day for couples and for anyone in a close relationship. A surprise is pacified by maintaining allegiance to what means the most to you. It’s a good time for balance: eyes line up in the same direction, arms reach out equally and legs are the same length. […]

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11/17/2016 Thursday by Norma

Food is your best friend and sentimental conversation with down home people brings happiness. Listen as tender issues are discussed: life, death, birth, marriage…the homely matters of life. Do not tell these stories in public, however, or you will undercut your professionalism. Know where you are and play […]