Astrology

A “go for it” energy permeates the day.  Every forward action is met with resistance and something comes back, like a tennis volley.  Hit the ball over the net and walk away, and you will be in trouble.  If you are accustomed to authority, the response you receive will be surprising. Avoid the temptation to set people straight and consider that you are meeting yourself.  This is what it’s like to relate to you!  In spite of all the back and forth, or perhaps because of it, everyone is having fun.  Billie Jean King said, “Champions keep playing until they get it right.”  A tense time is over. Enjoy yourself and make sure you hold up your end of the game.

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!

Astrology

Men and women are in sync today and they are off and running.  Energy!  You’ve got it. Everyone is full of ideas and they all involve action.  Go to the store!  Run a race!  Start a business!  Everyone’s a self-starter.  The burst of energy runs into a setback.  You zoom off on a motorcycle and run out of gas.  You start a marathon and trip and sprain your ankle.  Enjoy the energy and proceed with caution today.  Relaxing activities are best.  Paint, write, swim, create, dream, doze.  It’s a great day to go to the movies and engage in imaginative activities.  Henri Frederic Amiel said, “The man who has no inner life is the slave of his surroundings.”  Withdraw into yourself a bit and it’s a wonderful day.

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!

Astrology

A solid financial arrangement is possible this morning.  Ready to pay off your bills or make a down payment on a mortgage?  This morning is the time!  Careful questioning and sympathetic attention solve problems that group discussions can’t.  Apart from vigorous activity (tennis, anyone?) it’s best to avoid group activity today, a disappointment or exclusion can occur (“Everybody went to the movies and I wasn’t invited”).  If you enter a room and it goes quiet, excuse yourself and leave immediately. You weren’t meant to be there.  Lama Surya Das said, “There is transformative magic in accepting things as they are.” Good food, relaxation and communication are highlighted 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!

Astrology

It is very important to engage in vigorous activity with loved ones and then take a break.  You are in danger of overstaying your welcome and at the same time the urge to stick around is powerful. The need to prove something through endurance is a danger.  Overdoing is the temptation today, like a child who yells “again, again” when everyone is tired.  Do not take lengthy trips or sign on for things you can’t get out of: a 5 hour tour of the local museum?  Nope.  But you want to. It’s a great day to relax, read, doze, dream and be creative.  Lama Surya Das said, “When you don’t know what to do, try doing nothing.  Something will come up.”  Medical procedures are working.

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!

Astrology

An early burst of energy is excellent.  It’s possible to do most of the important work before noon.  A sudden insight leads in a direction that’s workable, and it’s possible to become involved in something that’s in tune with the times.  You will only know later how important this is.  A change occurs during the day after which you’ll need to be sensitive to the environment.  Someone is sick or troubled and needs your help but is afraid to ask.  Keep your antenna out for others and trust your intuition.  A friendly group is having fun but must beware of a hidden danger.  A loss can occur in the next couple of days.  If you notice someone has tired of your company, leave right away.  Benjamin Disraeli said, “Departure should be sudden.”  Do your best to take quick action to help others.  Family and food are wonderful.

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!

Astrology

All mechanical matters go well today.  Machines are your best friend!  Got a question, google the answer!  Technology has never been better positioned to solve your problems.  Friends and groups are loving and cohesive: everyone is willing to pull together for success.  A group is forming that’s unexpectedly successful.  Scientific matters are favored.  If research is your thing, a discovery is possible.  Futuristic matters, things that were science fiction fifty years ago are a reality now.  With all the science and technology of the day, the absolute best energy involves dreams, medicine, intuition and subtle healing.    David Kline said, “The placebo cures 30% of patientsno matter what they have.”  You are healthier than you think!

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!

Vairocana

Vairocana

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo offered during a Phowa retreat:

On the first day, it is Vairochana Buddha that will appear. He either manifests in the form of a Buddha, according to our beliefs, should we have the capacity to recognize, or he will manifest in the form of dazzling blue lights and geometric shapes. These dazzling blue lights are just that—they are dazzling. They are unlike anything we have ever seen on the physical level. They will knock you for a loop. Literally knock you for a loop. It will be unlike anything you have ever seen. The ultimate light show, friends. And it will be different than you have ever seen it. So one needs to practice in order to be able to recognize the nature that is Vairochana Buddha.

At the same time that this almost violent, dazzling, ultra-dazzling blue light will appear, another softer white light will appear. The softer and white light will be more welcoming, but this softer white light corresponds to the world of the gods. Do not follow. Go to that light which is dazzling, perhaps more unfamiliar, perhaps more frightening. Call out to the Buddha. Try not to take the easiest way out, but ask yourself, require yourself to recognize the Buddha. If the person seeing this has no idea of what is happening, the sheer brightness of the light of the Buddha is somehow terrifying. If they haven’t practiced, you see, they are unused to it, so it is terrifying; and one will be more inclined to follow the light of the worlds of the gods, as it is soft and pleasing. So beware of that.

Here are the two correct attitudes, according to this lama, that are very helpful to adopt in order to face the situation. The first one consists of becoming conscious that the blinding blue light manifests the presence of Vairochana Buddha. So we pray every day from now until the time of our death, and especially around the time of our death, that he will dispel the suffering and phenomena of the bardo. And particularly when we see him, when we see this very bright blue light or when we recognize that the Buddha is present, we pray to him and ask him to dispel the delusion and make the way clear for us. The second method requires more profound knowledge than the first one. The first one, you only have to have heard; literally, you now have enough to do that. You have heard, and through the force of your caring about this hearing and wanting to internalize it, it is that force that will make you remember that you have heard that Vairochana will appear at this time. Now you know that. You are expecting to be in the bardo; you are expecting to see light that you are uncomfortable with. You are expecting to see things you do not recognize or feel familiar with, and you will know not to be afraid. That’s the first way, you see.

The second way requires more knowledge than the first way, and it involves recognizing that the light which appears that is Vairochana has no external existence separate from oneself. That it is the manifestation of one of the five Buddhas present within our own mind. And he says here that, “Their manifested aspects are externally expressed, but in truth their light has no intrinsic external existence.” This blue is actually the luminosity of our own minds; yet we cannot recognize it because we have not become familiar with our own minds. And so the second method, in order to get through this particular aspect of the bardo, is to recognize that this has no inherent existence outside of ourselves. That this is, in fact, a display of our own inherent Buddha nature, and in that way, to become familiar with it and non-dual. Remaining fully aware that the light and the mind are one will free us from the suffering of the bardo. On the other hand, if we are enticed by the white light of the god realm, we will be seduced to be reborn as a long life god—the god that lives a long time and smells good and looks good, feels good, but then eventually, pffft., A bad end to that vacation. So we do not wish to be reborn in the god realm. Do not go for instant gratification in this case. Trust me on this one.

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Astrology

A behind the scenes conversation tells you everything you need to know.   A protector zips in, saves the day and takes off without a word.  Don’t chase after your guardian angel, just accept the gift and pass it on when you get the chance.  Six planets in cardinal signs signal that people are itching to take action but can’t decide how.  The answer is not to initiate action, rather take what appears. Ignace Paderewski said,  “Before I was a genius I was a drudge.”  Don’t drudge, be a genius today.  Creative, imaginative behavior is favored. Ocean voyages are successful and medical discoveries are revolutionary.  Water is your friend and family is excellent.

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 a time of emotional volatility all around.  Unexpected events bring deep feelings to the surface.  Everyone is involved in saving face, jockeying for position and ensuring security.  Take a firm stand and someone will try to knock you down.  What to do?  Stay down!  It’s a wonderful day to remain in a humble position, do what you must and leave ego matters aside.  Benjamin Franklin said, “Who is wise?  He that learns from everyone.  Who is powerful?  He that governs his passions.  Who is rich?  He that is content.  Who is that?  Nobody.”  Fly under the radar today.  Medical procedures are excellent, happiness comes through friends and home matters go well.

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!

Astrology

A last bounce of enthusiasm ripples through the environment today and then changes into caution when a problem arises.  Men and women are out of sync.  The man is raring to go and the woman wants to consider the options. A hidden source provides an answer that will help everyone. If possible, spend time in meditation or contemplation and you’ll come away relaxed and prepared for the day.  You are required to assume authority or play a role that you don’t enjoy, but it’s necessary.  Maturity is required.  Someone is acting like a kid and must be gently stopped.  If you are older or frail in any way, avoid rambunctious people and sketchy environments.  An element of danger is here.  Leonardo da Vince said “Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.”  Pay attention to your instincts and you’ll be fine.

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!