Astrology

A solid plan involving a woman or child is possible early in the day.  News can come with an offer you really want.  Take what is given and be aware that it’s the best offer possible, don’t bicker or angle for more.  Someone holds out a partnership possibility.  Accept it gratefully, even if it’s as small a thing as going for a walk together or as big a thing as the vice presidency.  If you have something to offer, today’s the day to step up to the plate. Speech has been steadily improving, and happy communication is everywhere.  It’s as though everyone has suddenly found the right words to say.  At last!  Of course, you still must keep working hard.  Will Durant said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”  Have excellent habits.

The daily astrology post affects everyone. Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently. Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth. There are many departments of life. Look to see where the dynamic affects you!

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Pride and finances collide early in the day.  Steer clear of emotionally upsetting situations and be aware that people see things differently than you do.  Pour your energy into an exciting way of speaking or presenting your ideas.  Something you’ve thought of in the past is ready to come to life!  Today is the birthday of new plans and ideas, and important people agree with you!  Avoid pride.  The point is a workable plan, not that somebody is great and wonderful!  Proust said, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”  New eyes are here today and they see a whole new world of possibilities!

The daily astrology post affects everyone. Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently. Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth. There are many departments of life. Look to see where the dynamic affects you!

Free of Limitations: an Excerpt from “Buddhahood Without Meditation” by Dudjom Lingpa

The following is respectfully quoted from “Buddhahood Without Meditation” by Dudjom Lingpa:

On yet another occasion, when I met the great holder of intrinsic awareness, Hungchenkara, in a vision, I asked him, “What is this array of apparent phenomena like?”

He bestowed the following reply: “Ah, great spiritual being, the consciousness of the five avenues of the senses are like space in which anything is capable of emerging. Discursive thought is like the substances and mantras employed by a magician. The array of apparent phenomena that manifests from the synchronicity of these two comes about like a magical illusion. Consciousness that perpetuates this is like a spectator.

“This being the case, all substances offered or given are like substances used in magic. The approach of the illusion-like yoga involves using purificatory mantras to refine these substances into emptiness and mantras for increase to cause the unfolding of immeasurable appearances of sensory pleasures, which become objects of the six senses to delight all who are recipients of these offerings and gifts. Further, for the sake of sentient beings, who are like phantom emanations, through the illusion-like yoga one arranges the objective environment like a city of the gandharvas. One performs the acts of liberating and guiding beings as though changing the contents of a dream, thus gaining mastery over the supreme yoga of illusion.

“Consider the fact that no matter how many planets and stars are reflected in a lake, these reflections are encompassed within the water itself; no matter how many worlds there are as containers and their contents, they are encompassed within a single space; no matter how vast and how numerous the apparent phenomena of samsara and nirvana may be, they are encompassed within the single true nature of mind itself (sem-nyid).

“The nature of mind itself, referred to as ‘buddha nature,’ is a uniform pervasiveness unsullied by flaws. For example, even though there might be buddhas filling space, there is a uniform pervasiveness in that no object exists that benefits from their pristine awareness and positive qualities. Even though there might be sentient beings equal to the limits of space, each with an autonomous mindstream, there is a uniform pervasiveness in that no object exists that can be harmed by this.

“The ground aspect of dharmakaya as buddha nature is free of all locations, objects or agents of origination, and so is free of the limitation of origination. It is beyond there being any time at which it ceases or any agent that ceases to be, and so it is free of the limitation of cessation. Because it does not fall into the extreme of existence as some substantial entity, since even the eyes of a victorious one cannot see it, it is free of the limitation of permanence. Since it is nonexistent without being absolutely nothing and constitutes the common ground of samsara and nirvana, it is free of the limitation of nihilistic negation. Since it is beyond all locations, objects or agents of going, it is free of the limitation of going. Because no location, object or agent of coming can be established to exist, it is free of the limitation of coming. Because all phenomena of samsara and nirvana arise distinctly and individually within the vast expanse of the ground of being, or buddha nature, like the planets and stars reflected in a lake, it is free of the limitation of identity. Because the modes of samsara and nirvana, however they arise, are of one taste with the same ground of being, or buddha nature, just as the planets and stars reflected in the ocean are none other than the ocean, it is free of the limitation of separateness. Because it does not fall into any of these  eight limitations of conceptual elaboration, there is a uniform pervasiveness unsullied by flaws.”

Why Criticize Others?

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

If one disagrees with another tweeter, why be ugly and bitter? Just stop reading their stream. Problem solved.

To obsess about people you don’t know and couldn’t care less about your stuff shows mental illness. Such bitterness shows jealousy and a dark heart.

Better to become a more advanced being. Warm- hearted. Generous.

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Astrology

Primo day for moving ahead!  A bewildering obstacle or block has cleared and your abilities are being recognized.  Assert yourself in a calm, steady manner.  No wild or crazy stuff, just say: “This is who I am and this is my history.”  Your accomplishments will speak for you so be sure to have your resume prepared, either on paper or at least in your mind.  Speak up if asked.  An emotional situation plays out early in the day and then gives way to a stable confidence.  Steadiness and experience are important today, and you are still full of happy communication for everyone.  Winston Churchill said, “To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years.”  If you’ve built, the reward is at hand!

The daily astrology post affects everyone. Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently. Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth. There are many departments of life. Look to see where the dynamic affects you!

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Spend time at home tending to family or emotional issues today.  A generous gesture comes back in multiple ways.  If you can’t give money or things to others, give emotional support.  A partner is still obstructing progress with an insistence that things be done a certain way.  Fine, let that person do the job!  A tendency to expect others to do things over and over to your specifications should be avoided at all costs. Don’t be too demanding or too hard to please. You will lose allies this way. Of course, this is exactly what you want to do!  Alphonse Karr said “Some people are always grumbling that roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” Today’s best energy involves happy communications, good reading and attention to detail. Do look for the good in others, find it and tell them about it.

The daily astrology post affects everyone. Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently. Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth. There are many departments of life. Look to see where the dynamic affects you!

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A dream is a great pointer to future success today and so is hard work.  Detail oriented tasks move you forward and conversations with men are helpful. Art, music and medicine are favorable.  At the same time an emotionally jumpy energy will get you into trouble if you react to it.  Sudden emotional states can send you into a downward spiral.  Household matters can be confusing.  Old emotions are triggered, and you may make a wrong choice. An example is a neglected child who expresses negativity toward a stranger. Wrong target! Beware of hard feelings that are unrelated to the current situation.  Notice them, but don’t let them decide for you now.  Wait the feelings out – the mood will change.  Whew!  Later you are free to lead your happy life again, helping others and being a force for good in the world.  Jawaharlal Nehru said “Peace is not a relationship. It is a condition of mind brought about a serenity of soul.  Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.”

The daily astrology post affects everyone. Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently. Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth. There are many departments of life. Look to see where the dynamic affects you!

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A nice combination of confidence and energy characterizes this day.  If you have a plan, put it in motion!  You’ll succeed.  A pleasant interaction or get-together has you walking on air, happy.  A serious conversation is productive and has far reaching consequences in a favorable way.  With many positive aspects today it seems everything is on your side, but watch out!  If you express yourself openly to an authority figure you will not be pleased by the response.  If you’ve received unfavorable feedback lately, you are violating this injunction.  Watch what you say!  Things that would normally have no impact whatsoever are catching flack.  A Zen aphorism says “The obstacle is the path.”  What’s your obstacle right now?  That is where you should be paying attention.

The daily astrology post affects everyone. Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently. Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth. There are many departments of life. Look to see where the dynamic affects you!