Astrology for 01/21/2019

01/21/2019 Monday by Jampal & Wangmo

Theme: Healing and forward movement

Today there is an opportunity to heal an old wound in order to forge a new productive path. This healing will leads to improved self-care. This is also a good time to improve relationships but exercise discrimination about new relationships that start at this time. With the Moon in Leo it’s time to be flamboyant and generous. People mistake any kind of experience that feels deep as a “spiritual” experience, not able to discriminate between something that feels spiritual and something that is an actual commitment and movement on one’s path. There really is a difference between a mantra and a backrub!~Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

Astrology for 01/20/2019

01/20/2019 Sunday by Jampal & Wangmo

Theme: Happy Birthday Aquarians!

For all you friendly, futuristic freedom fighters Happy Birthday. Famous Aquarians are Jane Fonda, Bob Marley and Shakira. Today’s catchcry is ‘pray don’t panic! Tension continues. However there are spiritual solutions which result from contemplation, prayer and meditation. With the Moon in Cancer one more day, nurturing and imagination are important. To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.~Jane Fonda

Today the Moon is Void of Course from 8.51 pm EST USA until 10.56 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.

True Virtue

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The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo on twitter:

What I look for in a monk or nun is renunciation, faith, kindness, willingness to help, deep and sincere love of the Three Precious Jewels. What I don’t like in a monk or nun is wearing robes for the sake of status, or to dominate others, to make yourself seem important.

If vows are broken there are ways to restore most of them but you must actually perform them according to your Teacher’s instruction. The need to boss people around is a very bad reason to take or restore robes. And not to brag that you are a good practitioner, that is bad. As an ordained Buddhist you must not use your robes to make money or to put yourself up as “the boss.” Monks and nuns must be humble and help.

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Astrology for 01/19/2019

01/19/2019 Saturday by Wangmo & Jampal

Theme: Proceed cautiously

For the next ten days difficulty planetary energies (Saturn and Mars) create challenges around authority, fear and anger. It’s important to practice compassion at this time and hold the line with a good heart against naysayers. Today in particular you will experience emotional challenges. There is a silver lining. The planets of good fortune (Jupiter and Venus) are together encouraging optimism in difficult times. These mountains that you are carrying you were only supposed to climb.~Najwa Zebian

Astrology for 01/18/2019

01/18/2019 Friday by Jampal & Wangmo

Theme: Disruption, depth and creativity

It’s hard to know where to start today as so much is going on. There is tension in the air and unexpected erratic behaviors that you will have to negotiate. On a mental level there is a desire to understand deeply what is happening, but don’t obsess. Today’s saving grace is a nice flow of creative energy which will serve the artist-within well. There is nothing fancy in flirting with danger. Why can’t people find the thrill by turning within? If you don’t experience this, you’ll be missing a spectrum of life that really does exist.~Prem Rawat

Today the Moon is Void of Course from 8.34 pm EST USA until 10.45 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 01/17/2019

01/17/2019 Thursday by Wangmo & Jampal

Theme: Deep thinking

With the planet of communication and thought, Mercury, right next to the planet of transformation, Pluto, it’s an opportunity to dive deeply into matters that need close attention and investigation. As Plato says,
Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself. It also means communication can be more loaded than usual. Yet there is a lighter side as the moon is in social Gemini interacting with expansive Jupiter and engaging Venus making conversations and social engagements enjoyable.

Astrology for 01/16/2019

01/16/2019 Wednesday by Jampal & Wangmo

Theme: Transformation of structures

For the next four days there is lots of emphasis on restructuring old psychological patterns, renewing one’s purpose and clarifying communications through effort. A theme for the day is working in partnership to ensure security. Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a Dog, It’s too dark to read.~Groucho Marx

Today the Moon is Void of Course from 3.35 pm EDST USA until 8.01 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.

Four Thoughts That Turn The Mind

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The following is an excerpt from “Buddha in the Palm of the Hand” Nam Chö Ngondro revealed by Terton Migyur Dorje:

PAL KUNTUZANGPO LA CHAG TSAL LO
I prostrate to the glorious Samantabhadra

DAL JOR DI NI SHIN TU NYED PAR KA
This precious human birth is extremely difficult to obtain.

CHI DANG CHI LA KYE KYANG MI TAG CHI
All things born are impermanent and must die

GE WA CHÖ LA BED NA SANGYE GYU
If one perseveres in virtuous Dharma, this is the cause for becoming Buddha.

DIG PA GANG CHE DE TA’I RIG DRUG KHYAM
Whatever negativity is produced will cause one to wander in the six realms.

YI DAG TRE KOM DÜD DRO LUN PO DANG
Hungry spirits suffer from hunger and thirst, animals from stupidity,

NYAL WA TSHA DRANG MIKYE GE NA CHI
Hell beings from heat and cold, humans from birth, old age, sickness and death,

LHA MIN THAB TSÖD LHA YI DUD NGAL YÖD
Jealous gods from warfare, and even gods (Devas) also have their own suffering.

Astrology for 01/15/2019

01/15/2019 Tuesday by Jampal & Wangmo

Theme: Seeking comfort

After a torrid day yesterday you will want to put your feet up. With the Moon in Taurus creature comforts are favored. It’s also a time where you can attend to finer details. You may enjoy detailed work like cross-stitch or cabinet making. For the coming week spirits are up and celebrations are called for. Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.~James Herriot

Astrology for 01/14/2018

01/14/2018 Monday by Wangmo & Jampal

Theme: Shaken not stirred!

Today you’ll be pulled away from your sense of purpose and direction in a way that is very emotionally challenging and disruptive. What you choose to do with that tension is vital. You will feel stressed and have to choose between two sides of your personality. Again, physical activity combined with time for reflection can be an outlet. You only live twice; once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.~James Bond

Today the Moon is Void of Course from 10.57am EDST USA until 1.32pm. 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.