Monday, December 27, 2010

Weekly Tibetan Astrology: December 27, 2010 - January 2, 2011

Note: There is a definite feminine energy attached to this week, so keep that in mind if your inclination is to keep such things in mind. Definitely a week to take things easy, with nice indications for a weekend getaway proximate to New Year's Eve. I think this week's watchword is "leisurely," as in leisurely travel, dining, or what have you.  Leisurely meditation isn't bad either. -- in fact, it is the very best. What did Tilopa say?
Let go of what has passed.
Let go of what may come.
Let go of what is happening now.
Don't try to figure anything out.
Don't try to make anything happen.
Relax, right now, and rest. 
There are also numerous year-end mini-retreat opportunities at the various centers, and special observances. By all means, if you can, avail yourself of those opportunities. Another theme this week is "offerings." Offerings to local and earth spirits are definitely indicated (but nagas are so-so, and positively no-no on the lunar 28th). Elaborate offerings for the last Dakini Day of 2010 are encouraged. By the way: for those of you still young and optimistic enough to think in such terms, "love" is in the air.

December 27, 2010 - Chinese 22nd, M-T-K 22nd. Pig, Khon, Red 7. Today is zin phung. Mixed signals. Dramatic increase is possible, and some joy, but there is a clear risk of danger. All good things possible, some obstacles probable. Collect firewood, but leave the fire for another day. You understand? Not bad for travel.

December 28, 2010 - Chinese 23rd, M-T-K 23rd. Mouse, Dwa, White 8. A lucky day, particularly for ladies and children. Treat the lady in your life to the day spa, or join her at the yoga studio. A good day to rejuvenate. Also, some of you have been waiting to pop the question, and today is definitely the day. Travel to the East is favorable. Take care with other directions.

December 29, 2010 - Chinese 24th, M-T-K 24th. Ox, Khen, Red 9. Didn't get what you wanted for Christmas? Today is your second chance, but avoid spending too much -- exchanges are better. Avoid disagreements or speaking ill of others. No bad for travel.

December 30, 2010 - Chinese 26th, M-T-K 25th. Rabbit, Gin, Black 2. Note omitted day in Chinese practice. Dakini Day. Make offerings more extensive than usual. Take it slow, and don't try to micro-manage. If you must travel today, don't rush, and you'll actually enjoy yourself for a change. Avoid night travel. Good day for Vajrakilaya.

December 31, 2010 - Chinese 27th, M-T-K 26th. Dragon, Zin, Blue 3. Not bad for travel, but avoid strife. Actually, today is rather lucky in many respects, but you really should avoid going out and getting loaded. If you and a special someone want to check in someplace genteel for the holiday, and have nice things sent up to the room, this is definitely the day. Above all, keep it real. I'm thinking Tremezzo, at Lake Como; definitely not Bellagio, on the Strip. Think of the money you'll save off-season. Better still? Take her (or him) for a weekend practice retreat.

January 1, 2011 - Chinese 28th, M-T-K 27th. Snake, Zon, Green 4.  New Year's Day. Today is zin phung. Astrologically speaking, an auspicious day with which to begin 2011. You will overcome all obstacles, and you will accomplish what you set out to do. South is the lucky direction. Make small gifts to others. Avoid parties or get-togethers. Keep this day in the close family: operate on an intimate scale. By the way -- if you are easily amused, you can walk out the door at 11:11 on 1-1-11 and really be the One (the numerals add up to 8, as distinct from walking out at 1:11, when the numerals would add up to 7: the "ghost number.")

January 2, 2011 - Chinese 29th, M-T-K 28th. Horse, Li, Yellow 5. Partial solar eclipse coming next week, so be prepared. Worry and strife may cloud your mountain, so try to remember all things are impermanent. The get-togethers you avoided yesterday seem possible today. By the way -- this is probably a good time to remind everyone that we have two eleventh months this year, i.e. the second eleventh month is an intercalary month, and here it comes next week. So, this means we will have a repeat of the whole nine omens, ten omens, anniversary this, anniversary that days, with the caveat that formal observance is confined to the first eleventh month. And this means what to us? Well, it means that, on certain levels, we nod at the repeat performance. However, since this intercalary eleventh month corresponds to the actual eleventh Kalachakra month, the energies still demand respect, and on that basis we will take due notice of the impacted events in the weeks to come.

Naga observations for the eleventh month. The best offering days are the 1st, 9th, and 21st lunar. Don't make offerings on the 4th, 5th, 8th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 19th, or 28th.

Consult our extended discussion of 2010 astrology by clicking here. Consult our extended discussion of 2011 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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2 reader comments:

Lindsay Young said...

You call it 'Tibetan' why do you give a 'Chinese' day?

Editor said...

"Chinese" refers to the Chinese lunar calendar, which is extensively employed in elemental astrology. There is some considerable controversy among Tibetan astrologers as to the accuracy of the three Tibetan calendars, which are actually in the process of reform. Often, the Chinese calendar is used to resolve such matters, as it is felt to be quite accurate.