2022 Gemini Full Moon in Rat Lunar Month

Susan Levitt

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December 7, 2022 at 8:08 pm PST is a full Moon in Gemini. Air sign Gemini rules the third house of ideas and communication. Therefore, the remaining weeks of December are good for planning, interactions, and travel before Mercury retrograde on December 29 until January 18, 2023. The Mercury retrograde influence begins the week before on December 23, so get your affairs in order and stay healthy during this bustling holiday season. Contactme for your tarot reading or astrology forecast for 2023.

This full Moon conjuncts Mars in Gemini. Mars in Gemini can be a bright strategist with the natural ability to see both sides of a…

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Theosophy |  THE PLEDGE OF KWAN YIN – I

Never will I seek nor receive private, individual salvation; never will I enter into final peace alone; but forever and everywhere will I live and strive for the redemption of every creature throughout the world from the bonds of conditioned existence.

Kwan Yin

 Unconditional affirmation of the Kwan Yin pledge can only come from the unconditional core of the human being. Words are uttered in time, and usually delimit meaning. They express thought, but they also obscure thought. To be able to use words in a manner that reaches beyond limits is to recognize prior to the utterance and to realize after the utterance, that one is participating only on the plane of that which has a beginning and an end, though in emulation and celebration of that which is beginningless and endless. Every word and each day is like an incarnation. Silence and deep sleep convey an awareness of duration that cannot be inserted into ordinary time, but indicate the return to a primal sense of being where one is neither conditioned by nor identified with external events, memories, anticipations, likes and dislikes, hopes and fears, possibilities and limitations. Common speech and ordinary wakefulness, for most individuals, are but clouded mirrors dimly reflecting the resonance and radiance of spiritual wakefulness. Any sacred pledge may be uttered by a human being with a wavering mind and a fickle heart, but it can also be authentically affirmed in the name of the larger Self that is far beyond the utterance and the formulation, yet immanent in both.

 This is the time-honoured basis of religious rites, as well as the original source of civil laws. Émile Durkheim explained how early in the evolution of societies human beings learnt to transfer the potency of religious oaths to secular restraints and thereby established a high degree of reliability in human relationships. Mohandas Gandhi spoke of the sun, the planets and the mighty Himalayas as expressing the ultimate reliability of the universe, and taught that when human beings bind themselves by the power of a vow, they seek to become wholly reliable. If reliability essentially connotes a consistent standard of unqualified and unconditional success, then in taking a vow one is necessarily seeing beyond one’s limitations. If one is wise one allows for the probability of failure and the possibility of forgetfulness, but somewhere deep in oneself one still wants to be measured and tested by that vow. Thereby a vow which is unconditional, which releases the spiritual will, calibrates one’s highest self-respect and is vitally relevant to the mystery of self-transformation.

 The Kwan Yin pledge is a Bodhisattvic vow taken on behalf of all living beings. It is closely connected with the Bodhichitta, wisdom-seeking mind, the seed of enlightenment. The idea that an unenlightened human being can effectively generate a seed of enlightenment is the central assumption behind the compassionate teaching of Mahatmas and Bodhisattvas, of the Buddhas and Christs. A drop of water is suggestive of an ocean; a flashing spark or single flame is analogous to an ocean of light; the miniscule mirrors the large. Herein lies the hidden strength of the Kwan Yin pledge. What may seem small from the standpoint of the personal self, when it is genuinely offered on behalf of the limitless universe of living beings and of all humanity past, present and future, can truly negate the finality of finitude, the ultimacy of what seems urgent, the immensity of what appears immediate. The human mind ceaselessly creates false valuations, giving ephemera an excessive sense of reality, to uphold itself in a world of flux. To negate this tendency in advance and to assign reality only to the whole requires a profound mental courage. It requires, while one is alive, a recognition of the connection between the moment of birth and the moment of death, of the intimate relationship between the pain of one human being and the sorrow of all humanity. But it also involves a recognition that greater beings than oneself have taken precisely such a vow, have affirmed this pledge again and again. Therefore, one can invite oneself, however frail, however feeble, into the family of those who are the self-chosen, unacknowledged but unvanquished friends of the human race.

 The prospect of such a vow is naturally perplexing to the lower mind which is almost totally ignorant of the priorities of the immortal soul, and knows very little about even this life, let alone about previous lives. On what basis could the personality assume a gnostic authority in regard to its own limitations? If one simply looks at the last ten years of one’s life, one will readily see that many things which looked irrelevant, remote, even impossible in the past, unexpectedly become part of one’s way of thinking, one’s depth of feeling. If a human being does not truly know himself, merely to be aware of himself at the personal level in terms of persisting limitations is frustrating. This does not take into account in oneself that which is ineffable and unexpressed, whatever cannot come through the confining parameters of thought, the truncating crudities of speech and the stultifying restrictions of action.

 The Kwan Yin pledge can be taken by anyone at any time, but the level of thought and intensity with which it is taken will determine the degree and reliability of response of the whole of one’s being. Shantideva puts this in the form of an ordination:

 

 When the Sugatas of former times committed themselves to the Bodhichitta, they gradually established themselves in the practice of a Bodhisattva. So, I too commit myself to the Bodhichitta for the welfare of all beings and will gradually establish myself in the practice of a Bodhisattva.

 Today my birth has become fruitful; my birth as a human being is justified.

 Today I am born in the Buddha Family; I am now a son of the Buddha.

 Now I am determined to perform those acts appropriate to my Family; I will not violate the purity of this faultless, noble Family.

To be able to take one’s place in the glorious company of Bodhisattvas is not to assume that one can, purely on one’s own, fulfil this exalted aim. But once one has truly affirmed it, no other aim has any comparable significance. This recognition would be critical to a timely taking of the mighty vow of the Buddha, the sacred pledge of Kwan Yin, the Bodhisattva ordination of Shantideva. Timeliness in this sense would mean that one simply cannot imagine an alternative. If a person were to take the pledge prematurely, lacking this sense of necessity, it would precipitate difficulties, making that person guilty, tortured with anxiety, involved even more in futile comparisons and contrasts with other human beings, more depressed, more desolate. But out of all these failures there may come some sense of timeliness at a later moment of ripeness.  Timeliness does not occur all at once. Timeliness, like all wisdom, must be the ripe fruit of time-bound experiments and time-bound errors. Because these are time-bound, they are evanescent; they are not enduring. In the same way in which one stumbled and learnt to walk, or mumbled the multiplication tables, one may rediscover something about grace in movement or the deep logic of elementary numbers. So also one may rediscover the higher stage, the fuller meaning, the larger significance for the whole of one’s life, of the pledge one took. Suppose a person truly resolves to injure no human being and wishes to release love in every direction. If one is deeply attracted by this affirmation, what does it matter if there is something imperfect and inconclusive in one’s repeated efforts to embody it? Mature individuals, who have done this again and again, know that soon after one has made such an affirmation one is going to be tested. One has invited the Light of the Logos to shine upon the dark corners of one’s being. Through heightened awareness one sees unconscious elements in one’s nature which one did not even imagine were apt to give offense, but are now discerned as obscurations of one’s deepest feelings, one’s finest nature, one’s truest, profoundest sense of brotherhood. These discoveries are significant, but the hardest lesson at all times is the paramount necessity of patience and persistence. This is a pledge in favour of selfless service, and it cannot ever be premature. It will always be timely, though compelling timeliness can only come when there is serene insight, supported by the strength of personal invulnerability.

 It is the immemorial teaching that the pristine seed of enlightenment, however small, may germinate far in the future into a flowering tree of wisdom, a mighty trunk of enlightenment. Inherent to the pure seed is a potency that represents the complete disavowal of considerations of success and failure for oneself, separate from the whole world. There is a fundamental abnegation of all the earthly criteria of happiness, power and achievement. For the immortal soul, the pledge could never be premature. Nevertheless, every sacred utterance should be the result of deep thought and true feeling, and should be renewed in silence, enriched by contemplation, and carried over from waking through dreamless sleep into the day of daily manifestation. If a person knows this much, then that person knows what is the essential nature of the task of self-transformation. As the task also involves self-forgetfulness and reaching out to all human beings, a point must surely come when the very thought of one’s own progress or lack of it in relation to the pledge will shrink into insignificance simply because one’s consciousness becomes so occupied with the greater growth, the larger welfare of the human race. If a person thought this out carefully, he or she could safeguard against the greatest danger, ignoring which is the mark of immaturity: the cold forgetfulness that arises from the initial unwisdom or psychic heat in taking a vow. A vow is sacred; it must germinate in silence. It invokes sacred speech, but it must ripen through suffering. Where the vow involves a recognition of the ubiquity of human suffering and where one chooses to make one’s own suffering meaningful and creative for a larger purpose, the vow has self-correction built into it. Those who have received this great teaching and have been inspired by the very highest ideal, will be wise to take the Kwan Yin pledge at some level. In the words of Buddha, “Anyone who even hears about Kwan Yin begins the search then and there for enlightenment.”

Raghavan Iyer
The Gupta Vidya II

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 05, 2022

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

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 04, 2022

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

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 03, 2022


Appamādo amatapadaṃ.
Pamādo maccuno padaṃ.
Appamattā na mīyanti.
Ye pamattā yathā matā.

Heedfulness is the path to the Deathless.
Heedlessness is the path to death.
The heedful die not.
The heedless are as if dead already.

Dhammapada 2.21
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 02, 2022


Uṭṭhahatha! nisīdatha!
Daḷhaṃ sikkhatha santiyā.
Mā vo pamatte viññāya,
maccurājā amohayittha vasānuge.

Rouse yourself! Sit up!
Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.
Do not let the king of death, seeing you are careless,
lead you astray and dominate you.

Sutta Nipāta 2.334
The Discourse Collection: Selected Texts from the Sutta Nipāta, translated by John D. Ireland

Daily Words of the Buddha for November 25, 2022

Idha socati pecca socati;
pāpakārī ubhayattha socati.
So socati so vihaññati,
disvā kammakiliṭṭhamattano.

The evil-doer grieves here and hereafter;
one grieves in both the worlds.
One laments and is afflicted,
recollecting one’s own impure deeds.

Dhammapada 1.15
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

The Void Moon time is about 2 hours in duration; Another trine between planets – Venus and Chiron; On the 27th, Mercury is pulled off balance by that quincunx to Uranus; The last Void Moon these days is over 11 hours long – stay grounded as it drags on!

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Source: The Void Moon time is about 2 hours in duration; Another trine between planets – Venus and Chiron; On the 27th, Mercury is pulled off balance by that quincunx to Uranus; The last Void Moon these days is over 11 hours long – stay grounded as it drags on!

Health | The Cause of Alzheimer’s Could Be Coming From Inside Your Mouth

It’s not just a disease.

In recent years, a growing number of scientific studies have backed an alarming hypothesis: Alzheimer’s disease isn’t just a disease, it’s an infection.

While the exact mechanisms of this infection are something researchers are still trying to isolate, numerous studies suggest the deadly spread of Alzheimer’s goes way beyond what we used to think.  […]

Source: The Cause of Alzheimer’s Could Be Coming From Inside Your Mouth

11:22:22 Triple Master Numerology World wide meditation

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology Psychic

Pablo Carlos Budassi, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0&gt;, via Wikimedia Commons

11:22:22 is a triple Master Number gateway of memory encoding Remembrance of your soul purpose.

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at 2:55 pm PST. 5:55 pm EST and 10:55 pm GMTa free global meditation

Earlier this year there were a lot of meditations on the 2:22:2022 Numerology. You know that 2:22 is a very powerful date for me as I had one of my first real physical spiritual ET encounters with two witnesses in Isla Mujeres Mexicoin 1979 which I’ve written about before.

11:11 November 11th Remembrance Day was originally designed to remember the Fallen soldiers from WWI with a minute of silence at 11:00 am.

ON 11/22/22 there will be another worldwide meditation led by Matias De Stefano

11:11 phenomena

Have you seen 11:11 on your digital clock forever?

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Daily Words of the Buddha for November 22, 2022


Asāre sāramatino
sāre cāsāradassino,
te sāraṃ nādhigacchanti,
micchāsaṅkappagocarā.

Those who mistake the unessential to be essential
and the essential to be unessential,
dwelling in wrong thoughts,
never arrive at the essential.

Dhammapada 1.11
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

2022 Sagittarius New Moon begins Rat Lunar Month

Susan Levitt

November 23, 2022 at 2:57 pm PST is new Moon in Sagittarius. Fire sign Sagittarius rules the 9th house of education, philosophy, and travel. The new Moon, Sun, Mercury, and Venus are all in Sagittarius to explore, have an adventure or two, and enjoy the holiday season. Jupiter goes direct today, adding to the general good fortune. Jupiter rules Sagittarius, enhancing the Sagittarian qualities of independence, direct honesty, and optimistic enthusiasm.

Fortunately, the new Moon and Sun trine Jupiter bringing increased optimism and spirituality. People are eager for new activities and experiences, there’s confidence for creative projects, and travel is highlighted. Jupiter conjuncts Neptune bringing favorable circumstances, increased generosity, and concern for the welfare of others. There can be compassionate understanding, and it is easier to express warmth and affection.

This new Moon begins Water Rat lunar month until December 23. Rats are smart, sharp, and clever. They are natural…

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Homemade Turkey Pot Pie

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What a great way to give new life to your Thanksgiving turkey and gravy leftovers.  Besides, as the weather cools, who doesn’t like a nice hot pot pie?!?  For Thanksgiving, Amelia made the best turkey I think I’ve ever had.  She brined it then smoked it on the Weber with a mixture of hardwood chips.  I SO couldn’t let my portion of leftovers go to waste!  I also added some leftovers of our mom’s awesome gravy to help thicken the pie filling.  It was crazy good! But what if you didn’t have turkey for Thanksgiving? No worries, this recipe would work well with beef and beef gravy or chicken and chicken gravy.  Dare I say it – if you had seafood, I’d even put that in this pot pie!

Homemade Turkey Pot Pie

1 carrot, diced,
1 stalk of celery, diced
1 potato, diced
½ yellow onion, diced
1 cup diced celery…

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Soul support, Sun trine Jupiter in Pisces

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology Psychic

A lovely aspect November 20 as the Scorpio sun nearing the end of its sojourn in The darkest part of the chart in Scorpio trines beneficial expansive faithful surrendering Jupiter in Pisces

A great day to let go of the guilt, forgive yourself and others of it seems appropriate and be compassionate with your self and the world.

This is a good day to deal with the underlying pain of any addictions, reach out for help, do call on your guardian angels to heal your soul. Keep the faith.

You could be seeing, feeling and sending the support of all the angels and ancestors who love you. Offer sacrifices and tell them how much you appreciate their watching over you. Know that you are never alone.

Practice meditation,visualization and any form Of creativity. Do something charitable, give to others even if just a kind word.

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Daily Words of the Buddha for November 17, 2022

Muñca pure, muñca pacchato,
majjhe muñca, bhavassa pāragū.
Sabbattha vimuttamānaso,
na punaṃ jātijaraṃ upehisi.

Let go of the past, let go of the future,
let go of the present, and cross over to the farther shore of existence.
With mind wholly liberated,
you shall come no more to birth and death.

Dhammapada 24.348
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean are the ruins of Nan Madol, an ancient city that can be seen on the east coast of the island of Pohnpei 

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Source: In the middle of the Pacific Ocean are the ruins of Nan Madol, an ancient city that can be seen on the east coast of the island of Pohnpei – Load News

Astronomy | It’s Official Now: Researchers Found A SECOND EARTH!

Researchers have established the presence of a second earth in the Proxima Centauri System. Researchers believe that the planet may contain oceans, similar to Earth, and could be home for extraterrestrial life. There are thousands of exoplanets around the universe, but none like Proxima B. Proxima, or Proxima, is a name that has been given to it, has great potential. It’s most likely rocky, larger than our planet, and lies in an area around its star where liquid waters may exist. THE RESEARCHERS is a group of people who work within the field of research. They believe they have found […]

Source: It’s Official Now: Researchers Found A SECOND EARTH!

Daily Words of the Buddha for November 15, 2022

Attā hi attano nātho,
attā hi attano gati.
Tasmā saṃyamamattānaṃ
assaṃ bhadraṃva vāṇijo.

One is one’s own protector,
one is one’s own refuge.
Therefore, one should control oneself,
even as a trader controls a noble steed.

Dhammapada 25.380
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Weekly Astrology November 14-20

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology Psychic

SCORPIO SAGITTARIUS, PISCES, GEMINI and ARIES signs are in starring roles this weekwithsome very lovely aspects between SUN and NEPTUNE, VENUS and JUPITER, all very supportive for spiritual and creative meditation and dream work. MARS and NEPTUNE square off and Sun trines Neptune at weeks end.

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The week opens with a fiery passionate dramatic

LEO MOON NOV. 14 at 7:48 am EDTuntil MOON is Void of Course Nov. 16 at 6:55 pm

MOON enters earthy practical perfectionist hard working

VIRGO NOV, 16 at 8:04 pm EDT until MOON is Void of Course Nov. 19 at 3:47 am EDT

Nov. 19 Moon enters Airy social LIBRA at 5:8 am EDT

Venus Jupiter and two planets change signs-Venus on the 15/16th and then Mercury on the 17th both enter truth-telling optimist SAGITTARIUS before the Sun also enters the following week on Nov. 22

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