Daily Words of the Buddha for May 26, 2021

Vacīpakopaṃ rakkheyya;
vācāya saṃvuto siyā.
Vacīduccaritaṃ hitvā,
vācāya sucaritaṃ care.

Let one guard oneself against irritability in speech;
let one be controlled in speech.
Abandoning verbal misconduct,
let one practice good conduct in speech.

Dhammapada 17.232
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for May 17, 2021


Mattāsukhapariccāgā
passe ce vipulaṃ sukhaṃ,
caje mattāsukhaṃ dhīro,
sampassaṃ vipulaṃ sukhaṃ.

If by renouncing a lesser happiness
one may realize a greater happiness,
let the wise one renounce the lesser,
having regard for the greater.

Dhammapada 21.290
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for April 23, 2021

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Attanā hi kataṃ pāpaṃ, attanā saṃkilissati;
attanā akataṃ pāpaṃ, attanāva visujjhati.
Suddhī asuddhi paccattaṃ:
nāñño aññaṃ visodhaye.

By doing evil, one defiles oneself;
by avoiding evil, one purifies oneself.
Purity and impurity depend upon oneself:
no one can purify another.

Dhammapada 12.165
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Daily Words of the Buddha for April 22, 2021

Pāli Word a Day for April 22, 2021 — titikkhati — to bear, endure, stand

Dānañca, peyyavajjañca,
atthacariyā ca yā idha,
samānattatā ca dhammesu,
tattha tattha yathārahaṃ;
ete kho saṅgahā loke
rathassāṇīva yāyato.

Generosity, kind words,
doing a good turn for others,
and treating all people alike:
these bonds of sympathy are to the world
what the linchpin is to the chariot wheel.

Jātaka 20
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Hello Aries!

The zodiac consists of 12 separate signs and houses and planets in different signs and houses, and these are also divided into 4 elements, fire, earth, air and water.
The Signs represent characteristics of life and the planets show how these are manifested and where. The houses are the areas of life that the planet and sign are influencing. So if we take the example of the Moon (emotions, feelings and nurturing) in Taurus (the senses), this manifests in showing nurturing through food for example. Shortly, the house is the area of life, sign is characteristics of life and planets are experiences of life and personality. Astrology is more complex than just knowing where the Sun was when you where born. We all inhibit all aspects of the zodiac, in different ways. Some signs and planets are stronger and some are weaker. We are multi-facetted beings and our nature is very varying. But we can use astrology as a compass for self-improvement and self-understanding.
All signs are ruled by a planet and connected with a house. In the astrology chart, Aries is the first sign, in the first house and ruled by Mars. Mars was the traditional ruler of Scorpio and is the planet of determination, aggression, war. In Roman mythology, ars was the God of War Aries represents new beginnings and is the sign that starts the spring. Aries is within the fire element together with Leo and Sagittarius. The higher vibration of Aries can be: great confidence and focus, loves sports, initiates new projects, expressing, daring, innocent, competitive and clearly self-defined. The lower frequency can be: aggression, stubbornness, Ego, rash, impulsive and lack of putting other’s needs before ones own. The archetype of Aries is heroic action: overcoming challenges.
How many of you are Aries Sun or Ascendant? Can you relate to the archetypes/traits?

Astrology | Go to the Light Horoscopes

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology Psychic

March 10 the PISCES SUN and NEPTUNE conjunct 7:01 pm EST at 20+ PISCES

This is an annual, literally enlightening event. You do want to take advantage of what can be referred to as a NEPTUNE CAZIMI Neptune sitting in the heart of the SUN. This beckons all of us like a moth to the flame. It is the heart of compassion, like Mother Mary or JESUS the symbol of PISCES, or Qwan Yin.

NEPTUNE is the planet of spirituality. For so many dealing with death, a reminder that no one ever dies. Because we’re all eternal souls who return back to source energy, to spirit. We can all reconnect with those spirits and angels especially as Sun Neptune join.

We return to source energy, of compassion, DREAMS, forgiveness, psychic intuition, dreamwork, imagination, creativity, non-boundaries, limitlessness, endings, karma, mental illness, self-sabotage, addictions, oil, and institutions, Glamour, Hollywood…

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Astrology | 2021 Pisces New Moon begins Rabbit Lunar Month

Susan Levitt

NEW MOON in PISCES

March 13 2018 at 2:21 am PST is a new Moon in Pisces. Water sign Pisces rules the 12th house of intuition, spirituality, and dreams. A new Moon is a new beginning, an opportunity. In Pisces, the focus is on spiritual health and well being during this lunar month.

The new Moon, Sun, Venus, and Neptune are all in Pisces to be more loving, accepting, and perceptive of the emotions of self and others. This spring, emotions can be transformed to cultivate kindness, even rekindle a romance.

RABBIT LUNAR MONTH

Kindness is key as this new Moon begins the lunar month of the Rabbit. Diplomatic Rabbit brings a calm and beneficial influence for peace, gentleness, and tending the soul.

Of the five Taoist elements Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood, this is the Metal Rabbit lunar month. Metal traits are to be clean, precise, and…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for March 01, 2021

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Pāli Word a Day for March 01, 2021 — anāghāta — freedom from anger or ill-will

Sukarāni asādhūni,
attano ahitāni ca.
Yaṃ ve hitañca sādhuñca,
taṃ ve paramadukkaraṃ.

Easy to do are things
that are bad and harmful to oneself.
But exceedingly difficult to do
are things that are good and beneficial.

Dhammapada 12.163
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Astrology | 2021-03-04 Mercury Conjunct Jupiter (7th Harmonic Learning Triangle)

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What’s the point? The point is this: “things” could go “boom” next week. While I would be surprised to see another ice storm, I wouldn’t be surprised to see another natural disaster or an escalation in the Middle East that turns into a (hot) war.
I still believe that, if Hillary Clinton had been elected, we would have been in a “hot” war, and maybe nuclear weapons might have been used with the dire consequences that they bring.
Regardless of what you think of him, Donald J. Trump DID keep us out of a war, despite being close to them at times.
The location of Biden’s Moon, and several other factors in both Biden and Harris’ charts, lead me to believe that this administration will lead us into a “hot” war.

The chart for March 4th of 2021, at the time of the Mercury / Jupiter conjunction, has what…

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Energy Update | February 28, 2021

Be open to unexpected blessings. What belongs to you will effortlessly flow into your life in a way that might currently seem unimaginable. This is why you must stay open to possibilities instead of perceived ideas of what’s in the way. Nothing or nobody can stop your blessings or what’s meant to be for you. You are the one that decides and declares your experiences. Deep within you, you know what you truly want. Let that be your focus. Let that be your inspiration to keep going. Instead of worrying about how, just relax and be in a deserving state to receive. Believe that it is already yours. Start owning and being the energy of what you want to receive.

 

Never worry, stress, or overthink how everything you’re going to manifest or receive will happen for you. Just believe that it will. Believe in it. There’s great power in believing what you can envision in your mind, not really in what’s happening in front of you. Everything that can happen for you, starts with a single thought. You have to believe in it till it shows up. The more you believe in that thought, the more you will feel it. The more you feel it, the quicker it will manifest it into your reality. You should trust in the greater power that’s constantly aligning everything for you through your visions and inner state of being.

 

Choose to connect with your inner self for guidance through this process of change and receiving. You will grow stronger everyday, because you trust the energy that sustains you. How can you not trust the source that powers all of life so precisely without a single error? Don’t let fear, negativity, and lower your energy and steal your shine. Noticing blessings is just a matter of perspective. See the light in every situation. See what’s moving everything and what’s giving it so much life. Connect with it. Be ready for sudden breakthroughs. What you feel and think is already coming towards you. Just start counting your blessing and celebrating who you are right now. Self-acceptance and self-love is the shift that will make everything align for you.

 

Daily Words of the Buddha for February 28, 2021

Pāli Word a Day for February 28, 2021 — sukhuma — that which is delicate, or that which is fine, subtle, minute

Attā hi attano nātho;
ko hi nātho paro siyā?
Attanā hi sudantena,
nāthaṃ labhati dullabhaṃ.

One truly is the protector of oneself;
who else could the protector be?
With oneself fully controlled,
one gains a mastery that is hard to gain.

Dhammapada 12.160
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Scientists Discover Astronomy | Massive ‘Pipeline’ in the Cosmic Web Connecting the Universe

Sancta Rosa

If you peer into the deep reaches of time and space to glimpse the universe when it was just a few billion years old, you’ll see an ancient era populated by many massive galaxies. Simulations suggest these galactic behemoths must have been fed by cold gas in dark matter filaments—structures that make up the cosmic web that connects galaxies in the universe—but the nature of these gas infusions has remained murky in the absence of direct observations.

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Astrology | Full Moon : February 27, 2021 (Virgo Moon / Pisces Sun)

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Full Moon : February 27, 2021

This lunation is also active.  Similar to the recent New Moon, the chart for this FM shows it has a Thor’s Hammer (potential for violence, explosions, or other disasters).  The chart also has a Yod, a clear indicator that many of us will face an important decision this weekend, continuing into early March (and possibly beyond).

The 7th Harmonic and 5th Harmonic activity is so pronounced that at least a few of you will produce works of genius this weekend.  That crazy idea from a few weeks ago?  Go back and look at it now.  You might see something special!

This Full Moon occurs on a weekend, and with the Thor’s Hammer (Fist of God) some of you will be accident prone or may get into fights.  Please be careful at this time.  If someone attempts to provoke you, walk away!

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Aloha kākahiāka ā me hauʻōli aloha Pōʻaōno ʻōukōu. Ī keīa lā kā hopena ʻo kā pūle nō laila ē hōʻomaka kā hopena pūle. He lā nāni kōu ā hauʻōli ī kā pōʻe ʻāpau. ʻO kā maluhia nō me ʻoe.
Good morning, everyone, and Happy aloha Saturday. Today is the end of the week, so let the weekend begin! Have a beautiful day and enjoy everyone. Peace be with you.

Astrology | Full Moon – February 27, 2021

We have a Full Moon in Virgo at 8 degrees (3.17 am EST). Virgo is the second Earth sign in the zodiac and is the sign that rules our health and daily routines as well as our work space. It is also the aspect of us that provides service to others. It is a sign that connects us to our physical body and the divine feminine. It is also associated with mind as it is ruled by Mercury. Mercury is finally direct in Aquarius which has given us more mind energy.
Virgo’s opposite is Pisces, the sign of higher love and compassion, Oneness and spirituality. We are therefore asked to create balance and harmony between mind and soul, letting go of criticism and small details in order to create a holistic view and approach. We need to let go of judgement, toward ourselves as well as others, through unconditional love and compassion.
When we let go of mind, we can connect to intuition. And if we balance intellect and imagination we create integration within between knowledge and wisdom. This requires us to go within and meditate and rest as much as possible throughout the month.

Na Mo’olelo | The disappearing voice of the forest: Snail stories from Hawai’i

The Hawaiian Islands were once home to an incredible diversity of terrestrial snails, one of the most diverse assemblages to be found anywhere on earth. Today, the majority of these species are gone and most of those that remain are threatened with extinction.  […]

Source: . https://www.extinctionstories.org/2021/02/22/the-disappearing-voice-of-the-forest/?fbclid=IwAR0y7b20142Ds2Cv9hbD0BYMRjm62InHcf32QQ5MCfvnOcIiKUkpLz6XB84