Monday, February 07, 2011

Weekly Tibetan Astrology: February 7 - February 13, 2011

Note: We have offered what now amounts to extensive explanation that the Tiger Year will make itself felt well into 2011. Although from the Chinese astrological perspective we have now passed into the Year of the Iron Rabbit, in Tibetan astrological terms we are currently in the final month of the Iron Tiger. Sometimes, you throw out the books and ask yourself what feels right. Feels like Iron Tiger to me, and I imagine a substantial number of people in Dharamsala, Cairo, and other places would agree right about now.

Speaking plainly, February 2011 is an extremely difficult month and March 2011 is not a whole lot better. In some respects, March is even worse. Borrowing a page from my friends, the Western astrologers, Pluto-Jupiter square February 20th through March 1st indicates that religious institutions are going to take a beating, and there may be irreversible changes. This notion is certainly supported by Tibetan astrology, and we see it playing out in that incredible ugliness being perpetrated in Northern India.

So, to speak generally --

There is a very real possibility of violence, and sudden, devastating attacks. Extreme reversals of fortune are possible, both for individuals and institutions. To a certain extent, we will feel these effects beginning next week, rather than this week. However, for this week, coming events will certainly  announce themselves.

Make no mistake: there are some extremely wicked people out and about, exploiting some extremely wicked energies. They do not wear name-tags that say, "Hi! I'm wicked!" Pay particular to signs from the earth element.

We can see sudden changes and tensions in international relations. We can see matters impacting refugees; indeed, it is possible we can see people fleeing violence and unrest. Slander, back-stabbing, and libel are having a field day. Covert operations are in full swing. Financial markets will be nothing less than volatile. Beginning this week, fortunes can be made and lost in minutes.

From now until March, you will witness the Iron Tiger at its most dangerous and devious. The effects will ripple all the way to the first of May. Practice equals happiness. No practice equals no happiness. Up to you.

In some ways, this week is a window of opportunity. If we set about creating the causes and conditions for peaceful transitions, then that is what we will experience. That is why I want to particularly emphasize practice directed toward the resolution of negativity. Gutor isn't until March 3rd, but in a strange way, this week -- all week long -- is calling for the measures we traditionally reserve for Gutor.

If you are a materialist, obsessed with the eight worldly dharmas, times like these can hurt. If otherwise, and you have managed to finally get past the the forest of triggers and buttons, then you have nothing to worry about.

February 7, 2011 - Chinese 5th, M-T-K 4th. Horse, Kham, Yellow 5. An auspicious day on almost every count, so don't ruin the energy. Unfavorable for litigation or important matters. Do not fight. Good day for extensive Mahakala practice to turn aside negativities. Earthquake possible twenty-four hours either side of today.

February 8, 2011 - Chinese 5th, M-T-K 5th. Horse, Kham, Yellow 5. Be aware or conscious of threats to physical health. This is the season for communicable disease outbreaks. Note duplicated day in Chinese custom. Avoid litigation. Emphasize international relations. Do not fight.  Good day for extensive Mahakala practice to turn aside negativities.

February 9, 2011 - Chinese 6th, M-T-K 6th. Sheep, Gin, White 6. Extremely negative indications. Highly unfavorable for important requests. Avoid confrontations, demonstrations, and litigation. Injuries may result from mass strife. Good day for extensive Vajrakilaya practice to overcome negativity.

February 10, 2011 - Chinese 7th, M-T-K 7th. Monkey, Zin, Red 7. Today is zin phung. Not unfavorable for most things, but a troublesome day for government agents and officials. Avoid direct action of any kind. Possibility of earthquake within next seventy-two hours.

February 11, 2011 - Chinese 8th, M-T-K 8th. Bird, Zon, White 8.  This is a day when oppression may be felt. Strife indicated. Good for important requests. Avoid secrecy and plotting. Stay away from crowds. Not a bad day for sang. Make offerings to the Protectors.

February 12, 2011 - Chinese 9th, M-T-K 9th. Dog, Li, Red 9. Mixed energies. Strife indicated. Avoid making important requests. Do not delegate acts to others. Avoid expenditures.

February 13, 2011 - Chinese 10th, M-T-K 10th. Pig, Khon, White 1. Guru Rinpoche Day. Excellent day for naga offerings. Geological indications. If we see any volcanic activity roughly seventy-two hours either side of today, it will be a major sign.

Naga observations for the twelfth month. The best offering days are the 10th and 16th lunar.  Offerings possible on 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 12th, 19th. Don't make offerings on the 1st, 8th, 13th, 15th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 24th, 25th, 27th, or 28th.

Consult our extended discussion of 2010-2011 Iron Tiger astrology by clicking here. Consult our extended discussion of 2011-2012 Iron Rabbit 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 2010-2011 Iron Tiger Year, 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) 2011. All rights reserved.

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8 reader comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for your work!

Anonymous said...

Earthquake in Chile, Feb 11.

Anonymous said...

sorry to be so dense, but the major volcanic activity would be a sign of what?

Anonymous said...

Volcano erupted at 5:07 a.m. Monday, February 14th at Shinmoe, in Japan.

Anonymous said...

Earthquakes on Sunday night and Monday mornging in Germany.

Now, what kind of signs are these?

Anonymous said...

Earthquakes in Germany on Sunday night and Monday noon.

If they are signs, they are signs of what?

Anonymous said...

Earthquakes in Germany on Sunday nightand Monday noon-time.

They are signs of what exactly?

Editor said...

The earth signs, such as the volcanoes and the earthquakes, bespeak a higher degree of accuracy for what the general astrological indicators are telling us.

I think we are beginning to see this now.