MINDFULNESS

Thich Nhat Hanh was the master of Mindfulness. If you do not already know, I leave it to you to discover who this Vietnamese Buddhist monk was. Every quote for this column is his. I add only, that with a Sun and Venus in Libra and a Moon in Sagittarius, he was a man to guide us through these tumultuous times. Unfortunately, we do not know Hanh’s time of birth, thus cannot know his Ascendant, but he clearly put his Libran personality to good use in service to his Higher Self. Libra rules balance, paying attention to all sides of any story, truth and justice for all. It also rules books and writing which of course he did. He published over 130 books, including, You Are Here, No Mud No Lotus, The Art of Living and of course, The Miracle of Mindfulness.

In one book he mentions how he wants to be remembered. “I have a disciple in Vietnam who wants to build a stupa for my ashes when I die. He and others want to put a plaque with the words, ‘Here lies my beloved teacher.’ I told them not to waste the temple land…I suggested that, if they still insist on building a stupa, they have the plaque say, ‘I am not in here.’ But in case people don’t get it, they could add a second plaque, ‘I am not out there either.’ If still people don’t understand, then you can write on the third and last plaque, ‘I may be found in your way of breathing and walking.’”

 Everyone: The balance of the equinoxes is ruled by Libra.

 

ARIES

MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Planet: Mercury

ARIES  Planet: Mercury    MARCH 20 – APRIL 19

Dynamic: Someone may be working incognito, probably in your favor.

Direction: Simply say thank you.

Soul Thought: “You are not an observer, you are a participant.”

LEO

JULY 22 – AUG 22
Planet: Sun

Dynamic: Literally, a time of going from the darkness to the light.

Direction: Enjoy one more minute of light.

Soul Thought: “You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.”

SAGITTARIUS

NOV 20 – DEC 21
Planet: Earth

Dynamic: No challenges and a strong sense of the natural Earth.

Direction: Should you choose to feel it.

Soul Thought: “For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.”

TAURUS

APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Planet: Vulcan

Dynamic: It could be a time of absolution and hallelujah!

Direction: Smile.

Soul Thought: “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

VIRGO

AUGUST 22 – SEPT 21
Planet: Moon

Dynamic: You are about the changing times.

Direction: Decide how you can contribute.

Soul Thought: “The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment.”

CAPRICORN

 DEC 21 – JAN 20
Planet: Saturns

Dynamic: That persistent problem is still there.

Direction: The lesson is as well.

Soul Thought: “When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help.”

GEMINI

MAY 20 – JUNE 20
Planet: Venus

Dynamic: Relationships may be a bit rocky.

Direction: Use those rocks to brace against as you climb the mountain.

Soul Thought: “Compassion is a verb.”

LIBRA

SEPT 21  –  OCT 21
Planet:Uranus

Dynamic: The challenge is still there.

Direction: It’s between finances and abundance.

Soul Thought: “Smile, breathe and go slowly.”

AQUARIUS

JAN 20 – FEB 20
Planet: Jupiter

Dynamic: A lovely month for an easy stroll.

Direction: Unless you make a mountain out of a molehill.

Soul Thought: “Mindfulness… is the miracle which can call back in a flash our dispersed mind and restore it to wholeness so that we can live each minute of life.”

CANCER

JUNE 20 – July 22
Planet: Neptune

Dynamic: With little in the way of challenges you are free to investigate

Direction: Investigate this holy lama.

Soul Thought: “We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.”

SCORPIO

OCT 21 – NOV 20
Planet:Mars

Dynamic: Do you plan to duke it out with everyone?

Direction: Or can you come together as a mindful group?

Soul Thought: “When you begin to see that your enemy is suffering, that is the beginning of insight.”

PISCES

FEB 20 – MARCH 21
Planet: Pluto

Dynamic: It’s a gentle month, even for business.

Direction: The potential volcano can be worked with.

Soul Thought: “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”