NOTE: The summer has been proceeding by fits and starts, but here, finally, is some clear sailing. In conventional terms, this should be a "lucky" week for dharma practitioners. The high point comes Tuesday and Wednesday, so plan your moves around those two days. Tap the brakes Friday and keep it in the garage on Sunday. The annual wandering of the lamas is in full swing. There is an enormous amount of beneficial spiritual activity taking place all over the planet, and that energy is beginning to take effect. Will there be alarums and excursions? This is samsara, right? Will the elements make themselves known? This is planet earth, right? Nevertheless, in your own sphere this can be a week to remember. As my teacher so famously said: "Whatever you do, strongly do."
July 19, 2010 - Chinese 9th, M-T-K 8th. Dragon, Zin, White 6. Today is zin phung. You will overcome obstacles today, albeit with some possible disagreement, but on this energetic day you can and very probably will prevail. Under ordinary circumstances today is not particularly ideal for significant surgeries, but as this is actually a Medicine Buddha day (and also Tara day), these are not ordinary circumstances.
July 20, 2010 - Chinese 10th, M-T-K 10th. Snake, Zon, Red 7. Note omitted lunar day in Tibetan practice. Guru Rinpoche's Birthday. An excellent day. Material increase more than likely. Make jewel offerings today. Under no circumstances harm trees or the water element. Travel to the south or southwest excellent, other directions are so-so. Don't make promises you cannot keep.
July 21, 2010 - Chinese 11th, M-T-K 11th. Horse, Li, White 8. Drubjor. An extremely auspicious combination of energies treats today with a large dose of old-fashioned good luck. Take me to the highway and show me a sign? Here is your sign. Super day for sang.
July 22, 2010 - Chinese 12th, M-T-K 12th. Sheep, Khon, Red 9. Nothing lasts forever, so while that feeling of trepidation seems useful, or even necessary, all you need to do is wait out the glitch. Not so good for medical treatment, and surgery is right out of the question.
July 23, 2010 - Chinese 13th, M-T-K 13th. Monkey, Dwa, White 1. If you don't try to set terms or run the show, today will be just fine. Back off just a notch, don't try to rush things, and you'll be pleased with the result. Travel good to the east or north.
July 24, 2010 - Chinese 14th, M-T-K 14th. Bird, Khen, Black 2. Positive energies today, pointing to success in all matters. Medical treatment possible. Avoid stairs. Good day for making requests. Today is the Third Karmapa's anniversary.
July 25, 2010 - Chinese 15th, M-T-K 15th. Dog, Kham, Blue 3. Today is zin phung. Beware illness, over-exertion, fatigue, and accidents. A very good day to stay home, rest, and placate the nagas. Stay out of the garden today. Don't cut or wash your hair. Don't disturb water in any way. Today is sojong. Today is also Gampopa's anniversary.
Naga observations for the sixth month: Five really good days this month -- lunar 8, 15, 25, 29, 30, and offerings also possible on 4, 17, 18. Ten bad days -- 1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 16, 19, 22.
Consult our extended discussion of 2010 astrology by clicking here.
Published every Monday at 00:01 香港時間 but written in advance and auto-posted. See our Introduction to Daily Tibetan Astrology for background information. If you know the symbolic animal of your birth year, you can get information about your positive and negative days by clicking here. If you don't know the symbolic animal of your birth year, you can obtain that information by clicking here. For specific information about the astrology of 2010, inclusive of elements, earth spirits, and so forth, please consult our extended discussion by clicking here. Click here for Hong Kong Observatory conversion tables. Weekly Tibetan Astrology copyright (c) 2010. All rights reserved.