Monday, October 18, 2010

Weekly Tibetan Astrology: October 18 - October 24, 2010

NOTE: This week picks up where last week left off, if you can believe such richness is still possible. If you have been troubled by discord with others, now is the time to let it go. Let us call this "Peace Week," if we can, and make it an intelligent peace:
"Do not chase after the object of your hatred -- look at your angry mind (instead).
The appearance of your anger, self-arising and self-liberated, is luminous emptiness.
There is no luminous emptiness separate from mirrorlike wisdom.
Right within hatred being self-liberated, recite the six syllables."
Patrul Rinpoche said that, and it is worth memorizing. There has never been a time when dark murmurings and incipient hostilities were not at work. Do you grasp at them or do you let them dissolve naturally? The madness of others cannot be corrected; all one can do is strive to let one's own madness self-liberate, and go with the ever-present stream of effortless compassion. This world is full of crazy jealousies and conflicts, so why add anything to this?
If someone wished to practice true magic this week, there would be no better gift than to erase all thoughts of anger, hatred, or revenge from one's heart, and seal it with the jewel of the six syllables. Next Friday is Lha Bab Duchen, so we can spend this week setting the stage to hit the ground running, or we can be like those people who go to church on Sunday, and the saloon every other day of the week.

Personal Note: If it is at all possible -- and even if it only involves one being -- I am most respectfully asking every reader of Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar to perform a live release this week. We have done this in the past with some considerable success, but I would like this week to be the biggest ever. So, please, wherever you are and whoever you are, try your very best to release beings at some point during the week. Send a picture if you can, and we will publish it here. If we can do this while the Dalai Lama is in North America, as a joyful tribute to the example of his boundless compassion,  it becomes a very special thing.

October 18, 2010 - Chinese 11th, M-T-K 11th. Mouse, Dwa, White 8. Today should be turned over to longevity practices of the most intense possible character. What can one say about today? Today is the oldest we have ever been, and the youngest we will ever be. The Dalai Lama is scheduled for Atlanta's Emory University today. Please try to organize a live release for today.

October 19, 2010 - Chinese 12th, M-T-K 12th. Ox, Khen, Red 9. Another dangerous Tuesday. Be cautious in all things, and don't be startled if you are startled. Good day for naga offerings. The Dalai Lama is scheduled for Atlanta's Emory University today.

October 20, 2010 - Chinese 13th, M-T-K 13th. Tiger, Kham, White 1. Success possible, but this is a fragile moment in time. The Dalai Lama is scheduled for Cincinnati, Ohio today.

October 21, 2010 - Chinese 14th, M-T-K 14th. Rabbit, Gin, Black 2. Today is the anniversary of Konchok Gyalpo (1034 - 1102), Kunga Nyingpo (1092 - 1158), and Khyungpo Naljor (1050 - 1140). Blessings will attend today at a very high order of magnitude. If you stay in one place, it makes them all the easier to receive. The Dalai Lama is scheduled to speak at Oxford, Ohio's Miami University today. Please try to organize a live release for today.

October 22, 2010 - Chinese 15th, M-T-K 15th. Dragon, Zin, Blue 3. Hey Scorpio. Today is Drubjor, so whatever you do, let it wail. Good day to make a jewel offering. The Dalai Lama is scheduled for Toronto, Canada today.

October 23, 2010 - Chinese 16th, M-T-K 16th. Snake, Zon, Green 4. Today is zin phung. You can get things accomplished, but it might wind up costing more than you can really afford. The Dalai Lama is scheduled to remain in Toronto, Canada today.

October 24, 2010 - Chinese 17th, M-T-K 17th. Horse, Li, Yellow 5. Put aside your worries and strengthen the home front. All obstacles evaporate in time. Good day for naga offerings. The Dalai Lama is scheduled to remain in Toronto, Canada today. Canada is where all the freeways end, where beavers frolic, where Trungpa Rinpoche disappeared, where everybody speaks a different language, where most of the stuff they buy there is actually made there, and where guys in red coats chase wily Frenchmen paddling canoes. Last time the Dalai Lama went to Canada, somebody gave him a cowboy hat. If they give him a Mountie hat this trip, I will go there for sure.

Naga observations for the ninth  month: In general, I want to say it is very bad to cut trees this month. Best days for offerings are lunar 12, 17, 27, and 29. Studiously avoid 6, 10, 13, 16, 20, 22, 24, 25, and 26.

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.

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7 reader comments:

Anonymous said...

I've just done live release (crikets) around 2045hrs - Singapore hrs.

Editor said...

Great! Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...


Please tell me what is a jewel offering? I would like to do.

Anonymous said...

I would like to do a jewel offering tomorrow. Please tell me what this is or how to do. Thanks Tenpa!

Editor said...

You can do this by offering semi-precious (or precious) stones in the common mandala offering set. Do you know this one? The base upon which you place rings, then fill up each ring? You can get these stones at many parks and nature shops. You can also get these things from suppliers like Zambala, in California and Taiwan.

Anonymous said...

I dont know this one. Oddly enough this day has been spent around semi precious stones. Would I be able to do something tonight with the stones I have in the house. Please give me more detailed instruction since I am unfamiliar. It was a stellar day. A standout over the past few months. You called it for scorpios! I like to increase this auspicious blessings. Even woke in the night to acknoledge the feeling that was already prescient in my sleep. Blessings Tenpa!

katsoul85 said...

Thank you Tenpa! Its been an amazing day for Scorpios! I even woke up in my sleep last night to feel how great it was.

I am not familiar with the process or anything with the Jewel offering. Please tell me what exactly to do.

Would love to increase the auspicious blessings of today, there were some wonderful beginnings.

Blessings to you!