Tarot Contemplation – Seven of Cups

Today is a day to dream of possibilities.  It’s a day to explore choices and fantasies.  Imagine if there were no limitations to stop you?!  Dream big!  There’s no need to be realistic or practical.  Exercise your imagination.  Every amazing thing you’ve created began as a dream.  This often means that you have so many choices available to you that indecision will prevent you from choosing anything.  It could also mean that you have your head in the clouds.  Dreaming of all that could be is keeping you from focusing on the here and now and making any progress.  If you have a lot of structure and stagnation in your life, this card could indicate the need to shake things up in order to recognize alternative paths you could take.  The Seven of Cups also represents altered states of consciousness, dreaming and visualization.  It is good to dream and experiment, but beware of your experiments and fantasies standing in the way of healthy development.

Daily Words of the Buddha for October 25, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for October 25, 2017 — gārava — respect, reverence, respect, esteem; … with respect for, towards… the set of six venerable objects: buddha, dhamma, sangha, sikkhāya (the training), appamāda (the quality of earnestness or diligence), paṭisanthāre (the quality of friendliness, hospitality)

saṃyamena damena ca,
dīpaṃ kayirātha medhāvī
yaṃ ogho nābhikīrati.

By effort and heedfulness,
discipline and self-mastery,
let the wise one make for oneself
an island which no flood can overwhelm.

Dhammapada 2.25
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Celibacy: It’s Better Than You Think

The third Buddhist precept states, “I vow to abstain from abusing sexuality.” Naturally, this can be interpreted in a number of ways depending on one’s station in life and relationship status. For example, Buddhist monastics are generally much stricter in their approach; choosing to fulfill the precept by remaining celibate. House Holders (e.g. Buddhist practitioners who are not monks) on the other hand, tend to aim their practice more towards practicing sexuality in a way that doesn’t cause harm to themselves or others. That being said, taking periodic, short vows of celibacy (e.g. 1 week to 1 year in length) will help deepen your meditation practice, and give you the following benefits.  […]

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Spirituality and Energywork:  5 Powerful Ways To Clear Negative Energy

5 Powerful Ways to Clear Negative Energy –

The other day I came home to an eerie feeling I’ll attempt to describe. It was as if there was a dark thickness in the air and it made me feel sluggish and tired. I was tempted to lie down in my bed, but I knew just what to do.

It was time for an energetic clearing.  […]

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Health:  Boil Lemons in the Evening And Drink The Liquid As Soon As You Wake Up… You Will Be SHOCKED By The Effects! – Healthy Mates Ideas

Boil Lemons in the Evening And Drink The Liquid As Soon As You Wake Up… You Will Be SHOCKED By The Effects! If you begin your day with a glass of lemon water, you will help every system in your […]

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Daily Words of the Buddha for October 24, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for October 24, 2017 — tikkhapañña — keen witted

Sabhaggato vā parisaggato vā
ekassa veko na musā bhaṇeyya.
Na bhāṇaye bhaṇataṃ nānujaññā.
Sabbaṃ abhūtaṃ parivajjayeyya.

Having entered a royal court or a company of people
one should not speak lies.
One should not speak lies (oneself) nor incite others to do so.
One should completely avoid falsehood.

Sutta Nipāta 2.399
The Discourse Collection: Selected Texts from the Sutta Nipāta, translated by John D. Ireland

Tarot Contemplation – Eight of Cups

Something that was once close to your heart now feels uninteresting or draining.  You need time alone to contemplate your emotions and decide whether leaving is the best route.  Leaving could have literal meaning, or it could mean changing homes, ending a relationship, quitting a job, going on a trip to find yourself, or leaving behind hopes and dreams.  Whatever it is, you are tired of feeling disappointed and hopeless.  It’s time to let go and move on to better things.  Perhaps your inner cravings for deeper spiritual meaning in your life are driving you forward, up and away.  Today, take some distance from that project or relationship.  You  may come back to it; you may not.  What’s important now is to replenish yourself emotionally and spiritually.  Although the retreat is voluntary, it is also painful.

Using Essential Oils During Meditation – Organic Aromas

With our hectic modern lives, meditation is more important than ever.  Meditation helps calm your mind, refocus your energy, and promote healthy, positive contemplation.  However, with all the stresses and distractions in our lives, it can be hard to not only start a meditation routine, but to focus enough to get all the amazing benefits.  Essentials oils can help.  […]

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Tarot Contemplation – Strength

Your greatest strength is in being vulnerable today.  Let your defenses down.  Stop hiding, especially from yourself.  With a sense of unconditional self-love and compassion towards your self, feel your feelings completely and honestly.  It is time to pull upon your deep inner strength.  It may be that you have pushed away your wild, animalistic desires and impulses for the sake of logic and spirituality.  Strength is urging you to work with that wild part of yourself.  Find a balance between your basic drives and higher aspirations.  You may be surprised to find that getting into your body, whether through exercise, feasting, or sex, actually opens up new spiritual doorways for you and increases your personal power.  If there is conflict in your situation, Strength may be advising you to face your adversary with love and compassion.  Don’t worry: you’re not giving up, only taming the beast.

Daily Words of the Buddha for October 23, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for October 23, 2017 — asāhasa — absence of violence, peaceableness

Saddhīdha vittaṃ purisassa seṭṭhaṃ
Dhammo suciṇṇo sukhamāvahāti.
Saccaṃ have sādutaraṃ rasānaṃ.
Paññājīviṃ jīvitamāhu seṭṭhaṃ.

Conviction is a person’s highest wealth.
Dhamma, when well-practiced, brings bliss.
Truth is the highest of tastes.
Living with discernment, one’s life is called best.

Sutta Nipāta 1.184
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Tarot Contemplation – Two of Swords

Think before you communicate today. You are putting off making a decision for now.  You may be feeling ambivalence or uncertainty. You may not want to offend or hurt someone involved.  You need to withdraw in order to contemplate your options.  It’s likely that you’ll decide to say nothing at all, or hold off on making a decision until another day.  That’s all right.  Be rational in making a decision.  You might need to know more facts before you can make an informed decision.  Give yourself the space and time you need to think things through clearly.  Perhaps, you’re feeling like Spock:  you could be ignoring your emotions by using logic to deny how you’re feeling.  Perhaps you may be denying a truth, or compartmentalizing some aspect of your life in order to not have to deal with this truth.

Daily Words of the Buddha for October 22, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for October 22, 2017 — aññātāvin — one who has complete insight

Sukhakāmāni bhūtāni
yo daṇḍena vihiṃsati,
attano sukhamesāno,
pecca so na labhate sukhaṃ.

Sukhakāmāni bhūtāni
yo daṇḍena na hiṃsati,
attano sukhamesāno,
pecca so labhate sukhaṃ.

Whoever takes a stick
to beings desiring ease,
when one is looking for ease,
will meet with no ease after death.

Whoever doesn’t take a stick
to beings desiring ease,
when one is looking for ease,
will meet with ease after death.

Udāna 2.13
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Scorpio Lite Oct.22/23rd

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology Psychic

The moon is in gloomy secretive Scorpio until 4;57a.m PDT. The mood brightens up considerably as the moon voyages through optimistic adventurous honest to a fault Sagittarius until the 24th.

It’s officially SCORPIO time as sun moves through the emotional depths of the 8th sign.

Scorpio is one of the most powerful signs in the zodiac. It deals with the most essential life motivator-sex. Sex is the vehicle which life uses to keep life going. Freud, who se ascendant was Scorpio, major work was around the unconscious and sexuality.

Scorpio is the sign of the Soul. The 8th sign means the symbol of infinity when turned on its side its a karmic number.

Rules by Mars traditionally and Pluto in modern astrology. The two planets of sex aggression defenses and the unconscious the shadows and power and control issues. Scorpio also hovers all matters pertaining to wealth finance taxes inheritances…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for October 21, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for October 21, 2017 — ajjavatā — straight forwardness, up-rightness

Uṭṭhānavato satīmato
sucikammassa nisammakārino,
saññatassa dhammajīvino, appamattassa yasobhivaḍḍhati.

Ever grows the glory of one
who is energetic, mindful and pure in conduct,
discerning and self-controlled, righteous and heedful.

Dhammapada 2.24
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Evoking The Great Spirit

O Great Creator, I come before you in a humble manner and offer you this sacred pipe. With tears in my eyes and an ancient song from my heart I pray. To the four powers of Creation, To the Grandfather Sun, To the Grandmother Moon, To the Mother Earth, And to my ancestors. I pray for my relations in Nature, All those who walk, crawl, fly, and swim, Seen and unseen, To the good spirits that exist in every part of Creation. I ask that you bless our elders and children, families, and friends, and the brothers and sisters who are in prison. I pray for the ones who are sick on drugs and alcohol and for those who are now homeless and forlorn. I also pray for peace among the four races of humankind.

May there be good health and healing for this Earth,
May there be Beauty above me, May there be Beauty below me,
May there be Beauty in me, May there be Beauty all around me.
I ask that this world be filled with Peace, Love, and Beauty.


Why You Should Take Your Apple Cider Vinegar at Night!

Apple cider vinegar has a wide range of uses as it offers numerous health benefits, including weight loss, raising the beneficial bacteria in the gut, and balancing the pH levels of the body. If you mix it with ginger and honey, apple cider vinegar will help you treat a sore throat. Just mix 1 tablespoon […]

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Daily Words of the Buddha for October 20, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for October 20, 2017 — aticca — passing beyond, traversing, overcoming, surmounting

Te jhāyino sātatikā, niccaṃ daḷhaparakkamā,
phusanti dhīrā nibbānaṃ, yogakkhemaṃ anuttaraṃ.

The wise ones, ever meditative and steadfastly persevering,
alone experience Nibbana, the incomparable freedom from bondage.

Dhammapada 2.23
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Libra New Moon Reset – 10/19/17:  Your monthly at-home lunar ritual | Well+Good

Set your intentions for Thursday’s celestial event, with guided audio from meditation rockstar Kelly Morris. […]

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An exciting NEW MOON in Libra on October 19 will feel like a liberation!

This Libra New Moon unfolds its magic on 8:12 pm UT (London), 3:12 pm EST (New York), 12:12 pm PDT (Los Angeles)

With the Sun and Moon exactly opposite Uranus, harmony naturally unfolds for you as you explore and embrace new perspectives, especially in your important relationships.


You may experience radical shifts that open the door to profound breakthroughs. Libra is ruled by Venus and governs the seventh house of love and relationships in astrology. Venus symbolizes attraction of all kinds, intimacy and romantic desire, companionship, financial prosperity, your possessions and beauty. The Sun and Moon are conjunct (joined with) Jupiter and Mercury which amplifies positive energy, brings more clarity in how you communicate, increases financial abundance (if you are being pro-active) and creates a feeling of expansion. All is happening in October’s exhilarating 11 Universal Month of double new beginnings … Lots of good news to share with you!