Astrology for 5/26/2019

5/26/2019 Sunday by Wangmo & Jampal

Theme: Communication and Emotions

With the Moon in Pisces feelings are in the ascendant. However, today at least, intuition is less reliable and communications have an underlying emotional heft which can complicate clarity and purpose. Inspired communications are in the wings so begin mapping out your vision. It’s a good time to plant and nurture seedlings. A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.~Doug Larson

Astrology for 5/25/2019

5/25/2019 Saturday by Jampal & Wangmo

Theme: Fortunate meetings

Today the Part of Fortune, which indicates good fortune, is united with Venus, the planet of relationships. For the next week relationships will prove beneficial in many ways that engage spirituality, deep change, discipline and close partnership. The cloud of intense subjectivity is passing and more neutrality is possible. Each person you meet is an aspect of yourself, clamoring for love.~Eric Michae’el Leventhal

Today the Moon is Void of Course from 8.52 am EDST USA until 2.09 am into the next day. If you’re in another country check what that means for you time-wise. It’s best to avoid making major decisions or signing contracts during this time.

Astrology for 5/24/2019

5/24/2019 Friday by Wangmo & Jampal

Theme: The meaning of words

With two significant planets in Gemini, the Sun and Mercury, the lighter side of communication comes into play. However, try to mean what you say and say what you mean. If that’s too much of a challenge at least let the other person have their say. Connections with others continue to be somewhat eratic. Long-term it’s time to think big and reach for the stars – but also be self-honest, especially about past actions. The worst of all deceptions is self-deception.~Plato

Life On The Merry-Go-Round

An excerpt from a teaching called Awakening from Non-Recognition by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

According to the Buddha’s teachings and according to everything that we can surmise from the information we receive as we travel along the path, we as sentient beings, are in a state of non-recognition. When you hear a term like “non-recognition,” it’s hard to really understand what it means. When we think of the word “recognizing,” we think in superficial terms such as “I recognize you” or “you recognize me.” We recognize people with whom we are familiar.

That concept still holds true, but there needs to be a deeper, more able way to understand what non-recognition means. According to Buddhist philosophy, we contain within us the seed that is the Buddha nature. It is not smaller than the Buddha’s nature. It is not bigger than the Buddha’s nature. It is not different from the Buddha’s nature. It is the same. It is that nature inherent within us that is the primordial wisdom state or the natural ground-of-being that is our nature. As we move toward enlightenment, we don’t construct that nature. It doesn’t become complete. It doesn’t become bigger. It simply is what it is, but we move from a state of non-recognition into a state that the Buddha clearly described as being awake. And that’s the only difference.

In our culture we tend to think in a materialistic way even about things that are very subtle, very pure, very profound and very spiritual. We tend to think that perhaps the Buddha or a great Bodhisattva or even one’s teacher has a bigger Buddha nature than we do. Somehow their Buddha nature is bigger and maybe more muscle-bound, more fit or stronger than ours. At the risk of being crude, we wonder if the teacher’s isn’t bigger than ours. According to the Buddha’s teaching, that is not the case. The simple difference is recognition. One Buddha nature is not different from another.

As ordinary sentient beings we are locked in the state of non-recognition, and that non-recognition is so all-pervasive that it becomes invisible. It’s like being born on a merry-go-round. If no one ever stops the merry-go-round and you spend your whole life on the merry-go-round, you will never know that you’re on it. You will never know anything other than that reality. Our condition of non-recognition is very much like that. It has always been this way. We project everything outward onto a screen. We know no other way to be aware. So that is the dilemma of sentient beings. We wish to awaken as the Buddha is awake. We wish to come to understand our true nature, our primordial wisdom nature, which is the ground-of-being, and yet we are locked in a state of non-recognition.

© Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

Astrology for 5/23/2019

5/23/2019 Thursday by Jampal & Wangmo

Theme: Excitement and Insight 

Mars, the warrior, and Uranus, the crazy inventor, are synchronized with precision today. This combination creates a desire for excitement. Family, and what you own and value are the main focus. There is a fortunate opportunity to clearly see the road behind and the road ahead.  Also, compassionate and mystical activity are zealously pursued, for the next several months: guard against over-zealousness. People say that I have had brushes with the law. That’s not true! I have had brushes with overzealous prosecutors!~Edwin Edwards 

Today the Moon is Void of Course from 12.00am pm EDST USA until 1.50 pm. If you’re in another country check what that means for you time-wise. It’s best to avoid making major decisions or signing contracts during this time.

Astrology for 5/22/2019

5/22/2019 Wednesday by Wangmo & Jampal

Theme: Humdinger!

Today there is a powerful connection between feelings, the past, constraints and transformation. That’s a lot to think about! In a nutshell it’s an intense day but a good time to practice patience and resilience. Relationships will be tested. However, they will be productive if they are re-purposed to head in new directions. Subjective perspectives continue: it is challenging to see others viewpoints. Oooh, look, a Blibbering Humdinger!~Harry Potter Book 7

Astrology for 5/21/2019

5/21/2019 Tuesday by Jampal & Wangmo

Theme: The Terrific Twins!

Welcome Gemini Suns! It’s your birthday this month. Famous Geminis include Lenny Kravitz and Gladys Knight. With both the Sun and Mercury in Gemini for a couple of weeks communication with be fast and furious. Other themes include curiosity, mischievousness and restlessness. Through beneficial communication some healing of old wounds will occur. Like the Moon shining bright up high with all its grace, I can only show you at night and hide half my face.~Ana Claudia Antunes

Today the Moon is Void of Course from 1.06 pm EDST USA the day before until 3.57 am. If you’re in another country check what that means for you time-wise. It’s best to avoid making major decisions or signing contracts during this time.

Astrology for 5/20/2019

5/20/2019 Monday by Jampal & Wangmo

Theme: Jubilation

With the Moon conjoined with Jupiter, the planet of joy, today is a upbeat day. Enjoy the outdoors, philosophical discussions and inter-cultural connections. It’s a time for enjoying good food and friends. It continues to be a time for women to express their viewpoints forcefully in order to seek fundamental changes in the world. Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.~Leonardo da Vinci

Today the Moon is Void of Course from 1.06 pm EDST USA until 3.57 am the next day. If you’re in another country check what that means for you time-wise. It’s best to avoid making major decisions or signing contracts during this time.

Astrology for 5/19/2019

5/19/2019 Sunday by Wangmo & Jampal

Theme: Subjective viewpoints

For the next several days the planet of communication, Mercury, is very close to one’s sense of purpose, the Sun, making clear thinking more challenging. This is because the strength of the Sun’s rays overwhelms communications. However, it is a good time to focus in a methodical, detailed way on all forms of communication. For the next few months, there is an opportunity to dissolve old habitual patterns through contemplation and prayer. The Word is living, being, spirit, all verdant greening, all creativity. This Word manifests itself in every creature. ~Hildegard of Bingen

Astrology for 5/18/2019

5/18/2019 Saturday by Jampal & Wangmo

Theme: Sudden gains, Sudden losses

The desire for excitement especially in relationships is high today. There is also energy for sudden change in what you own and value, and a willingness to defend those values. With the full moon conflicts between domestic life and work life are likely. The outward forces for change in the world have become more subtle and internal. His success may be great but be it ever so great, the wheel of fortune may turn again and bring him down into the dust.~The Buddha

Today the Moon is Void of Course from 5.13pm EDST USA until 9.22 pm. If you’re in another country check what that means for you time-wise. It’s best to avoid making major decisions or signing contracts during this time.