Astrology

11/30/09 Monday

Watch out for fights today.  People are touchy and won’t back down if they feel their pride or pocketbook is threatened.  A fixed quality is in the air, and you don’t want to budge or be flexible.  Everyone is feeling stubborn so just wait out the situation.  It could seem as though every avenue is blocked or at a dead end.  This is a “let go and let God” day.  Nutty, unproductive ideas could seem very appealing.  Try not to buy anything.  Eat, drink, be with friends and relax.  Groups are always enjoyable, but have no expectations.

Aquarius, Virgo, Capricorn*****

Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Pisces**

Star Legend:

  • 5=Excellent
  • 4= Very Good
  • 3= Good
  • 2=OK
  • 1= Poor

Astrology

11/29/09 Sunday

Relax, take it easy today.  Forward activity may prove fruitless or wasted until midday.  In the afternoon tend to finances.  A major change could appear in finances and a bill could be paid that is past due. New financial options are considered, and it’s a good day to balance the checkbook and think of money matters.  Work steadily and don’t over do.  Have a good dinner and get a lot of sleep.  Enjoy the good things of life.  Pay attention to your loved ones.

Taurus ,Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces,  Aquarius*****

Aries, Libra, Sagittarius****

Gemini, Virgo***

Star Legend:

  • 5=Excellent
  • 4= Very Good
  • 3= Good
  • 2=OK
  • 1= Poor

Astrology

11/28/09 Saturday

This is a major day for forward activity.  Your intelligence, energy and emotions are all in line for favorable movement.  Emotionally you are adventurous and willing to take risks.   An excellent day for surgery, pruning and cutting away deadwood.   Problems can be energetically resolved and brisk exercise or activity is emphasized..  Call your friends and loved ones, communicate with spiritual friends or leaders, write letters, begin new projects.

Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius*****

Gemini, Libra****

Taurus, Scorpio,  Pisces, Capricorn***

Virgo, Gemini**

Star Legend:

  • 5=Excellent
  • 4= Very Good
  • 3= Good
  • 2=OK
  • 1= Poor

Cultivating Virtue

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

Happiness is a habit to be cultivated from within. Our minds are habitual but like a rider on a horse you must direct it.

Like a gardener we must cultivate good qualities. Why follow anyone with poor habits and bad qualities?

Good qualities and habits: attitude of gratitude, generosity, compassion, selflessness, right thinking, understanding of cause and result…

Don’t get caught in the trap of judgment – criticism, whining, neediness, selfishness, sloth, greed, and mindless unhelpful chatter.

What is your work? Is it in line with your morality, beliefs, conscience, does it help others? Is it honest work? These things really matter

The mind really is like a muscle to be used and developed. But so is the heart. Ethics are extremely important!

We make peace within ourselves, it does not visit, we cannot catch it. When our elements are in balance we are peaceful.

Anger, violence, grasping, fearfulness, ignorance, hatred, constant desire- these are some habits that keep us unbalanced.

If we have poor habits and qualities we also have no self esteem. And we go further into the chaos of falsity and lies. Crazy!

In short; be a proper gardener! Pull the weeds of bad habit and quality and plant the seeds of loving kindness! You will BLOOM!

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Astrology

11/27/09  Friday

Early in the day a time of emotional blockage and frustration is present but later in the day the situation reverses and ends well.  You move through a sense of being caught or obstructed you’re ready to move on..  This is an exciting, heady time.  Set new goals and look to the future.  Vigorous activity is good…run, be active, or plan home improvements.  Call your mother.  No matter how the conversation goes you’ll feel good afterwards.

Sagittarius, Aquarius, Leo*****

Aries, Libra, Capricorn, Cancer****

Taurus, Scorpio, Aries, Libra, Virgo***

Star Legend:

  • 5=Excellent
  • 4= Very Good
  • 3= Good
  • 2=OK
  • 1= Poor

Astrology

11/26/09  Thursday

Love is in the air!  An exciting new emotional connection suddenly appears.  New inspiration comes; new people, new ideas and new romance arrives as if from nowhere.  Emotions are stimulated and everything seems new and different. Love connections that suddenly appear can be durable and sudden flashes of inspiration can lead to new ways of evaluating and solving old problems.  Intuition is highlighted and artistry and emotionalism are present in a favorable way.  Hunches are accurate. Charge!    Throw caution to the wind. And go back and fix any messes tomorrow.

Pisces*****

Aquarius, Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn***

Aries, Libra, Leo ***

Virgo, Gemini, Sagittarius

Star Legend:

  • 5=Excellent
  • 4= Very Good
  • 3= Good
  • 2=OK
  • 1= Poor

Astrology

11/25/09  Wednesday

Group activity and friendship are favorable and a source of enjoyment.  A new idea or communication could open up a different line of thought that leads to success. Rational, big picture thinking is favorable.  Set long term goals based on reality rather than on wishful thinking. Emotions are confusing today but strategic thinking is right on the money.  Avoid confrontations with governmental organizations or those in power, you can’t win.

Aquarius, Sagittarius*****

Aries, Gemini,Cancer,Libra, Capricorn, Pisces****

Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, Virgo***

Star Legend:

  • 5=Excellent
  • 4= Very Good
  • 3= Good
  • 2=OK
  • 1= Poor

Astrology

11/24/09 Tuesday

Fantasy and escapism come to the fore today, and the wish to slack off’ and escape beckons.  This is a great day to watch movies, take a long bath, practice your musical instrument and go on a date. Spiritual practice is excellent today.

Be on the alert for confusing situations and misunderstandings. Go back and clarify any situation that is unclear.

There is a temptation to speak openly in such a way that causes hurt feelings.  Apologize if you are guilty and express your feelings if you have been hurt.  You could annoy a person in power without realizing it.

Aquarius*****

Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius****

Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio***

Taurus, Aries, Libra, Capricorn, Aries**

Star Legend:

  • 5=Excellent
  • 4= Very Good
  • 3= Good
  • 2=OK
  • 1= Poor

Pray for Animals Being Sacrificed

Sacrificed Animals
Sacrificed Animals

On Tuesday, November 24th the Gadimai animal sacrifice festival will take place in southern Nepal.  It is said that 500,000 animals including buffaloes, chickens, goats, pigs, rats, and birds will be tortured and slaughtered during this Hindu festival.

This horrible event is being protested by numerous animal rights groups in Nepal and around the world.  Buddhists are also practicing for the benefit of these animals, and their auspicious rebirth. Please pray for these animals.  As the Buddha instructs, these beings once were our own kind mothers

How to Offer Prayers for the benefit of beings:

Set your intention – Begin your prayers or mantra recitation with the sincere intention to benefit these beings.

Recite prayers and mantras with focus and concentration.  Try not to let your mind wander.  If it does, bring it back.  You can recite the Mani mantra:  Om Mani Pedme Hung.  You can also recite the Du Sum Sangye prayer.

Dedicate the merit – Finish your efforts by dedicating the merit of having said prayers and mantra to the benefit of these beings.

Here is a dedication prayer by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

By this effort, may all sentient beings be free of suffering.  May their minds be filled with the nectar of virtue.  In this way may all causes resulting in suffering be extinguished.  And only the light of compassion shine throughout all realms.

Astrology

11/23/09 Monday

This a day of great emotional good will. Happiness and joy are present , and creative, musical or artistic pursuits are favored..  An expansive optimism is present and new ventures can be initiated.  At the same time external circumstances appear that must be recognized and honored.  A balancing of two opposing energies presents itself.  Someone’s ego needs to be appeased today and anger can arise.  A desire to rush forward in optimism is met with the necessity of respecting the importance of those who have different goals and priorities.

Aquarius*****

Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius****

Libra, Aries***

Cancer, Capricorn, Virgo, Pisces***

Taurus, Scorpio**

Star Legend:

  • 5=Excellent
  • 4= Very Good
  • 3= Good
  • 2=OK
  • 1= Poor