Astrology by Norma for April 30, 2014

4/30/2014     Wednesday

 Leaders and men are coming to an important agreement.  The next three days are significant in terms of contacts with others and decisions about what is to come.  Love is in the air!  Romance is magic today, as is creativity and healing.  Financial matters are being  handled well.  As the day progresses everyone has something to say.  People call, text, email and communicate in every way possible.  Be patient if your life is full of interruptions, and be grateful that people want to talk to you! Karl Meninger said “Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force.  When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.” A short trip is fun, and sudden surprising things keep happening. The difference is that you handle surprise better now.

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 by Norma for April 29, 2014

4/29/2014       Tuesday

 Speak your mind, tell others how you feel. This opens a channel of communication at home and with others, that has been blocked.  It’s a new, hopeful time and happiness is in the air. Go shopping.  It’s possible to make a purchase that changes your life in significant ways.  A persistent feeling of not having enough, of owing a debt and of loss is replaced by a feeling of having enough.  Exciting!  The game has changed and you now have everything you need. Use it!  Pay your debts and don’t rack up new ones.  Medical treatments go well and life is good. Andre Gide said “In order to be utterly happy the only thing necessary is to refrain from comparing this moment with other moments in the past.”

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 by Norma for April 28, 2014

4/28/2014       Monday

 A pleasant, stable energy permeates the environment.  Things slow down.  The trick of the day is to stop looking at your problems long enough to notice that a new time is at hand, a time that offers exactly what you have needed most;  peace, relaxation, happiness. Take off your “charge” uniform and put on your “relaxation” uniform. This is harder than it sounds, since a body in motion wants to stay in motion. Wave away the voice that tells you to work harder.  Softer work makes the best progress. Change your habits a bit and watch everything else change.  Tony Robbins said “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”

 

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 sense of emotional agitation exists in the environment in the morning.  Exercise, be active, but don’t be emotionally volatile with yourself or others.  An imaginative man or leader speaks in a way that is inspiring.  Listen carefully and follow the guidance you receive. A person with a common sense attitude is so reasonable and so right that you know you’re listening to the truth.  You are.  It’s a relief to have a break from the hotheads who have populated the environment recently. Relaxation, confidence and happiness are here if you turn away from agitating people and situations.  A bumper sticker on a car reads, “I may be slow, but I go, go, go.”  Be slow 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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Two modes pull at you today.  One is exciting, outspoken and leads directly to trouble.  The others is quiet, thoughtful and brings’ your heart’s desire.  Avoid the first and take the second.  Don’t be seduced by inflammatory people promising thrilling activity.   Naturally, this is what’s most engaging: a magnetic person on the street giving a rabble rousing speech?  Keep on walking.  Desiderius Erasmus said, “War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.”  What’s good: the peacefulness of the times, the mental intelligence and stability of leaders: the food: love?

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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Love, this is your day! Romance is romantic, love is loving and people are sympathetic if you give them half a chance. Jacques Maritain said, “We don’t love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.” Medical procedures go well and medicines are effective.  Have a problem?  Speak with a wise and informed counsellor and it will be resolved. Quiet things are more powerful than noisy things.  Water is excellent.  Go to the beach, go for a swim or sit in the bathtub.  Imaginative ventures go well. Avoid assertive, demanding things and people 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!

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An excellent connection between men, women and children comes this morning.  Harmony reigns!  Medical procedures are especially effective.  The doctor is stable and competent, the nurse is wise and compassionate and the patient is willing to heal.  It’s important to have alone time today, privacy.  Pull back and give yourself the chance to relax and your interaction with the world alters significantly. Jane Pauley said, “The most likely moment for something incredible to happen to me was the moment I was most certain nothing ever would.” Things you couldn’t make happen; happen naturally with relaxation.  The trick today is to slow down long enough to notice.

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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An emotional disappointment comes early today. Avoid taking a fixed position about anything.  As the day progresses, groups learn from setbacks and take steps that put them in tune with the times. Be open to new ideas. Be very willing to change your deepest convictions if someone persuades you that they won’t work in the current situation.  It’s an “old dog, new trick” sort of day. Be aware that until you learn you’re doing something wrong, you can’t change and do it right.  Shopping continues to be a good activity and mental peacefulness and patience is prevalent. William Burroughs said, “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”

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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An early purchase is fortunate.  Friends appear who understand what you’re doing and are willing to help!  A group accomplishes something an individual or twosome can’t.  A woman comes up with a brilliant idea. Mechanical devices are favorable and new inventions are possible.  Use them with an understanding of what machines can and cannot do.  Emo Philips said, “A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing.” Matters associated with aviation are excellent.  Circulation is important.  Exercise to improve your body’s circulation and disseminate information to circulate ideas.  Be in the loop today; know what’s going on and things 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!

Caretaking the Gift

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Commitment to the Path”

It is so important and so precious that we have this human existence. We should consider ourselves caretakers of that—that prize, that gift, that blessing—that it should not be taken lightly.

Sometimes we think, “Oh, you know, I would really like to live a life that is warm and fuzzy.  I don’t want to live a life where I have to know about all these bad things and apply antidotes all the time.  Oh gosh, that’s just so…  I’d rather be warm and fuzzy like a puppy.”  Well, all right, but I have puppies and I can tell you that I love my puppies so much I can’t explain it.  They are so adorable.  I love them so much.  They are so good for me.  I am so good for them.  I love my puppies.  They are like my kids.  However, my puppies cannot hear the Dharma.  They cannot look at me and say, “This is my teacher.” The devotion they feel is clearly based on food and scratching behind the ears and I hope it’s not the same for my students.  They cannot attain view.  They cannot recognize anything but the most minimal cause and effect relationships.  They know not to sit in an uncomfortable place if they’ve sat there before or they recognize something hot if they’ve seen it before, like that—the simplest associations—but they have no capacity for practice.

And yet, I have my students that say to me, “Oh, they are so lucky. They get to live with you all the time and go with you wherever you are and they sit on your lap.” No they’re not.  You don’t want to travel with me all the time, be with me all the time and sit on my lap.  What is that going to do?  How is that going to get you through life? And what are you going to do in the bardo?

So we have to understand that Buddhism is about really examining what is in front of us, seeing what is on our plate.  And although we may not be so glib and so cool and savvy with the positive remarks and the upbeat thinking, we will be savvy and smart and intelligent and able to change things that would seem to be impossible to change once we understand what the Buddha has taught.

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