Astrology

A dream, vision or hunch is a critical component of this day.  You see happiness, the fulfilment of all your wishes, in this vision.  Is it real?  Will this come true, or are you engaging in wishful thinking? The answer is both “yes” and “no.”  If the vision continues expanding, if it increases in size as you speak or think of it, it is false.  If the vision keeps its original size and shape, and if solid steps for accomplishing the vision set you in motion, it is real.  You’d rather dream, of course, but action is what makes it come true.  You can do this, get going!  Edward Gibbon said, “The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.”

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!

Direct Perception: Jamgön Kongtrul

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The following is respectfully quoted from “The Treasury of Knowledge: Book Six, Part One by Jamgön Kongtrul:

Direct Perception of the Sense Organs [1″]

The defining characteristic of the first of these is [bare] consciousness consisting of extraneous awareness, which arises without conceptuality and without bewilderment, directly from the physical sense organs that constitute an individual’s own predominant condition. It has five aspects, corresponding to the direct perception of the [five] sense organs [the eye and so forth] which apprehend their respective sense objects.

Direct Perception of Mental Consciousness [2″]

The defining characteristic of the second is [bare] consciousness consisting of extraneous awareness, which arises without conceptuality and without bewilderment, directly from the sense faculty of the mind that constitutes an individual’s own predominant condition. It too has five aspects, corresponding to the direct perception of the [five aspects of] mind, which apprehend their respective sense objects.

Direct Perception of Intrinsic Awareness [3″]

The defining characteristic of the third is [bare] consciousness transcending all the other aspects of consciousness, which is exclusively introverted (kha nang kho nar ‘phyogs pa’i shes pa).

Direct Perception of Yoga [4″]

The defining characteristic of the fourth is the [bare] consciousness of a sublime being (ārya, ‘phags pa), free from conceptuality and without bewilderment, which derives from the power of genuine meditation (bhāvanā, sgom). When the last of these is analyzed, there are in fact three modes of the direct perception of yoga, corresponding to the [meditations of] the pious attendants, the hermit buddhas (pratyekabuddha, rang rgyal), and the [bodhisattva] followers of the Greater Vehicle–these are exemplified respectively by the path of insight (darśanamārga, mthong lam) attained by the pious attendants, the path of insight attained by the hermit buddhas, [and so forth].

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Romance!  Today is your day.  Partnership is flourishing, and people are ready to pair up. Head to your favorite person and affirm your bond.  You’ll go away emotionally stabilized. An independent streak undercuts your feeling of security.  If you need to act alone do so, but head straight back to your partner afterwards.  Titus Plautus said, “No one is wise enough by himself.”  Wonderful people appear, and communication is finally making sense.  Separate business and partnership, and continue to do the private work that is taking all your time. Happiness is here!

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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Everyone keeps changing, changing, changing.  Adjustments must be made, and you’re getting tired of adjusting.  A “helpful comment” elicits a sharp response.  Knock off the criticism, and look at the big picture.  Tunnel vision is a problem today.  You’ve been dealing with an issue for so long that you can’t see anything else!  Go outside, even if you’re sure you can’t spare the time. Walk around, change your vantage point and you’ll come back refreshed and reinvigorated. Thomas Mattingly said, “It’s very hard to take yourself too seriously when you look at the world from outer space.” Get some perspective on your life!  Financial matters are improving, and things are looking good.

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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Work interferes with tending to others.  But others need your help!  Do your tasks and head straight back to the caretaking that is the theme of the times.  A tendency to “tell people off” should be avoided.  Use your sharp intelligence to solve problems and help those who are suffering.  Lillian Hellman said, “Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?” Comments cause others to withdraw.  If someone has vanished from the scene, think of what you just said and apologize.  Nevertheless, you can solve a major problem and change everything, so don’t stop thinking.  Direct your analytical energy toward problems not people.  Again, try not to talk too much.  But you will!  Love gets downright mushy today.  Enjoy.

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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Pay special attention to what you wear and how you look today.  People are watching and it makes a difference!  Most of the work is going on beneath the surface, and you may be stuck inside due to weather or illness.  Spiff up anyway.  One happy person can change the energy of an entire room, and it seems as though everyone needs perking up.  Contact friends, they love you.  A tendency to overdo must be curbed, and everyone is talking too much.  Mark Twain said, “The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong.  Nearly anybody will side with you when you are right”: side with your friends.

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 is an issue today, yours or somebody else’s. Someone is concerned about their image or reputation.  It seems out of sync with the times, but reassure those who wonder if they are valued by others.  There’s no harm in telling someone you care and that they are succeeding, and it makes all the difference!  An emotional rebuff happens, a setback, but it can be healed by a quiet conversation.  R.I. Fitzhenry said, “Soon after a hard decision, something inevitably occurs to cast doubt. Holding steady against that doubt usually proves the decision.” Steady progress is being made!

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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It’s an emotional time, and family concerns come first.  Pay special attention to the people who have nurtured you and given you a sense of belonging.  Honor them and notice how you feel more stable.  This is the time to pay down the mortgage and to make home improvements.  Healing is everywhere.  If you are ill, your chances are good these days. Unseen issues are coming to the surface.  Don’t be dismayed by news, be happy.  You can’t solve a problem you don’t know you have.   Joe Kogel said, “When you can see crisis as an opportunity, your life becomes not easier, but more satisfying.”

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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This is a wonderful day for swift action.  Women, children and those with whom you are emotionally connected are really smart today!  The right action and the right understanding come together for the right outcome!  Food plays a significant role, go out to eat or have a pleasant meal at home.  Send candy to important people.  Sentimentality is high and people fondly reminisce about the past.  The key to the future lies in the past right now.  You can solve a problem by looking back and seeing how it was solved previously.  Corrie Ten Boom said, “Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.”  On a distracting note, people are chattering away about meaningless things and a good friend really wants to spend time with you.  Be pleasant, but postpone.  You have other things to do today.

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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Emotional sensitivity is highlighted today.  Help is here.  Someone understands all the issues and has all the answers!  An intuitive and thoughtful person offers help in every direction.  People are happy about this outcome, except authority figures who believe their authority has been circumvented.  Behind the scenes conversation solves everything.  Be cautious not to let discussions “go public” just yet, this creates problems.  A grand trine in water signs signifies powerful intuitive perceptions. Pay attention to your hunches, they are right on!  You probably can’t explain how you know things or where the knowing came from.  But it is there. Herman Hesse said, “Knowledge can be communicated but not wisdom.”  Don’t bother explaining, just act on your hunches and watch life flow smoothly.

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!