Category Archives: Libra

Libra 30° ~ Three mounds of knowledge on a philosopher’s head

Libra 30° ~ Three mounds of knowledge on a philosopher’s head ~ Keyword: PRESCIENCE

“When positive, the degree is a perfected integrity of self and an exceptional gift for furthering all progress, and when negative, a fatuous pride in mere intellect.” Dr. Marc Edmund Jones

“This is the way I shall go.”

Stairway to Heaven ~ Led Zeppelin

Sun ingresses Scorpio today! Thus we begin our digging into the hidden, the spiritually creative depths.

It’s all in your head! Phrenology, the art of Head Bump Reading! This way! Knock! Knock! Knock!

Cosmic Evolution in Seven Stanzas translated from the Book of Dzyan, STANZA I.

1. The eternal parent wrapped in her ever invisible robes had slumbered once again for seven eternities.

2. Time was not, for it lay asleep in the infinite bosom of duration.

3. Universal mind was not, for there were no Ah-hi to contain it.

4. The seven ways to bliss were not. The great causes of misery were not, for there was no one to produce and get ensnared by them.

5. Darkness alone filled the boundless all, for father, mother and son were once more one, and the son had not awakened yet for the new wheel, and his pilgrimage thereon.

6. The seven sublime lords and the seven truths had ceased to be, and the Universe, the son of Necessity, was immersed in Paranishpanna, to be outbreathed by that which is and yet is not. Naught was.

7. The causes of existence had been done away with; the visible that was, and the invisible that is, rested in eternal non-being — the one being.

8. Alone the one form of existence stretched boundless, infinite, causeless, in dreamless sleep; and life pulsated unconscious in universal space, throughout that all-presence which is sensed by the opened eye of the Dangma.

9. But where was the Dangma when the Alaya of the universe was in Paramartha and the great wheel was Anupadaka?

The Secret Doctrine by Helena P. Blavatsky, pg. 27

“This is the way I shall go.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Libra 29° ~ Humanity seeking to bridge the span of knowledge

Libra 29° ~ Humanity seeking to bridge the span of knowledge ~ Keyword: RATIONALITY

“When positive, the degree is a gift for every inspiring or unusual contribution to human well-being, and when negative, an egotism which belittles or defeats even normal accomplishment.” Dr. Marc Edmund Jones

“The function precedes the form.”

John Carter Final Scene

The Cradle of Humankind

“So, we’re intelligent life in the universe, and we’re only waking up as a species from our cradle to the cradle of humanity. We’re waking up as a little infant in our cradle. We’re looking up and we’re seeing all these things happening up above us. You know–people looking down at a baby in the cradle, baby looking up and “la la la”–and the people are talking to it, but the baby doesn’t understand. It doesn’t understand what’s going on up there until it grows up and joins the community of adults, of beings that can communicate. And that’s pretty much what we are now as a species. We’re just about to join the community of beings in the universe. We’re just about understanding what is really going on and realizing that this was just our little infant phase as a species.

“I know that that’s a huge thing for many people to come to terms with, but it’s actually that simple. It often blows people’s minds and they can’t deal with it and they withdraw back into the cocoon. They hold on to their religious dogma. And guess what? That leads to all the trouble on planet earth. Because all the wars and all the trouble that’s ever been caused on this planet have all come from religious origins.” Michael Tellinger, part 6 of 15 Cradle of Humankind

Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock

Time to wake up, sleepy head

“The function precedes the form.” Namasté ~ Saijin

Libra 28° ~ A man in the midst of brightening influences

Libra 28° ~ A man in the midst of brightening influences ~ Keyword: RESPONSIVENESS

“When positive, the degree is a complete spiritual fellowship with human kind, and when negative, self-stultification through wishful thinking.” Dr. Marc Edmund Jones

“The moment when this meets that.”

Intelligence Gathering

Think about it. Learn about it. Discuss it. Sift fact from fantasy, truth from illusion. Listen to the inner voice, as well. Listen to nature. Discern between Nature’s truth and the motivations of men.

“It isn’t the layman that is ignorant. It’s everybody. You see. The scientist may know a little patch of something, and if he’s a humane and intelligent and curious guy, he’ll know a few spots from other people’s work. He may even be able to read a book, but his condition is the condition of everyone, which is that almost everything that is known to man, he doesn’t really know anything about at all. Or knows it in only a very sketchy way. And that’s because it’s gotten a bit complicated. The problem of a coherent civilization is the problem of living with ignorance and not being frustrated by it. So that you find occasionally that a man knows two things, and that intersection may be the great event in the history of ideas. Occasionally a man may think that something is relevant or exciting which no one before thought concerned him professionally. That may change the history of the world. And these are the connections—these virtual connections—these casual and occasional connections—which make the only kind of connections we have. That, and affection. That, and respect. That, and, I suppose, a kind of humanity.” J. Robert Oppenheimer

“The moment when this meets that.” Namasté ~ Saijin

Libra 27° ~ An airplane hovering overhead

Libra 27° ~ An airplane hovering overhead ~ Keyword: REFLECTION

“When positive, the degree is high effectiveness in self-adjustment or real skill in meeting the crises of life, and when negative, complete inability to get down into immediate realities.” Dr. Marc Edmund Jones

Healing music by Michael Brant DeMaria

Do your reflections on circumstances, relationships and predicaments lead you upward? Do you have uplifting thoughts as you reflect? Or, do your thoughts drag you down? Do you rush ahead unwittingly, or do you take time to consider and allow for a more natural unfolding? Do you know all there is to know about your situation yet, or is there more yet to be gleaned?

Today, against all odds, an airplane is “hovering”. Now that’s not something you see everyday!

This irrational suggestion might be asking us to slow it down—whatever it is we are trying so hard to accomplish, wherever it is we are trying so hard to get to…

The keyword, Reflection, tells us what to do. The airplane indicates the need of that higher perspective. And we will see what we need to see as we “hover”. The dynamic forces of lift and gravity are still in effect—we’re not plummeting, nor are we spinning out of orbit or losing touch with reality—but the forces of thrust and drag are temporarily disabled—for our benefit. Everything can become clearer today, more like looking out of a helicopter! So, keep hovering and reflecting…

“From that higher perspective.”

Namasté ~ Saijin

Libra 26° ~ An eagle and a large white dove turning one into the other

Libra 26° ~ An eagle and a large white dove turning one into the other ~ Keyword: ADEPTNESS⁣

“When positive, the degree is unusually effective self-discipline, and when negative, unhappy vacillation between ultimate ideals and momentary desires.” Dr. Marc Edmund Jones⁣

“A season for everything.”⁣

When I Grow Up

The Justice League⁣

“Greater than the sum of their awe-inspiring parts, the Justice League handles threats too massive for any single hero.”

Today’s Big Seven⁣

1. Adeptness – Superman, the most powerful hero in the world⁣

2. Rebirth – Batman, the apex of physical and mental human achievement⁣

3. Impact – Wonder Woman, the Amazon’s princess and greatest warrior⁣

4. Discernment – Green Lantern, an intergalactic cop armed with his own power ring⁣

5. Confirmation – The super-fast Flash⁣

6. Determination – Aquaman, King of the Seven Seas⁣

7. Intimacy – Cyborg, a half-man/half-robot outfitted with the world’s most advanced technology⁣

It could happen. You might be called to be a superhero someday, perhaps today! By then, though, would it be too late to begin training? That must start now, and it starts in the heart.⁣

When I grow up, I wanna be ___________. ⁣

Peek Preview

“A season for everything.” Namasté ~ Saijin

Libra 25° ~ Information in the symbol of an autumn leaf

Libra 25° ~ Information in the symbol of an autumn leaf ~ Keyword: TACT⁣

“When positive, the degree is spontaneous adaptability and an unswerving and instinctive fidelity to ultimate goals and meanings, and when negative, fascination with the trivial and delight in unbridled fancy.” Dr. Marc Edmund Jones⁣

“Vanity gets you nowhere.”⁣

I Beg Your Pardon

“The forms that thou createst by brightening their vision are truly effects that follow thy cause.” Thoth⁣

Not what you say but how you say it⁣

Sometimes tough things must be said. Tough decisions must be made. Life isn’t a bed of roses; and no one promised you that garden anyway. Still, there is a way to say and do what must be said and done. That’s today’s symbol: Tact. But that doesn’t mean to pussy-foot around either. Nor does it mean to sugar-coat your intentions. Say what you mean and mean what you say, but keep your tone and your temper in check. Be tactful. ⁣

There are pretty autumn leaves—those that grow into maturity with grace—and then there are the look-alike ones that are pretty much just good for raking up, romping in or putting into a pile to burn.⁣

Regardless, though, they all came from that tree, got the same nourishment, the same sunshine. What made the difference? I don’t really know, do you? Something to think about. What’s flowing in your veins? What kind of person will you be in the end? ⁣

“Vanity gets you nowhere.” Namasté ~ Saijin

Libra 24° ~ A third wing on the left side of a butterfly

Libra 24° ~ A third wing on the left side of a butterfly ~ Keyword: DISTINCTIVENESS⁣

“When positive, the degree is an idealistic originality and a high facility in quick analysis, and when negative, an interest in the worthless or an obsession with the improbable and ridiculous.” Dr. Marc Edmund Jones⁣

“Your success is guaranteed.”⁣

I got 99 problems….palsy is just one⁣

It’s all waiting in the wings…⁣

The issue is how long you want to go round and round. You see, you can use that extra wing to go in a circle or you can tilt a bit and turn it into a spiral.

Either way, a common benefit is that while going round and round in circular patterns, you get to see both above and below. As long as you’re holding steady at the same angle, that is. Change that and you widen the path or start bringing it back into a straight trajectory. Change the pitch just a bit and you’re on your way up or down. That’s always a possibility! These are very important elements of flight, to be sure! Learning how to maneuver, how to level out, or climb up–controlling ascent and descent—are all a part of the regimen of flight training. ⁣

So, are you ready to fly or not? That’s the issue. It’s ok if you aren’t. You can take as long as you want. You can do touch and go’s, try out a one-way flight, do a round-trip, or just be an observer… It’s up to you, but eventually you’ll give it a go. Soon you’ll be in ground school, then doing your first solo flight! Eventually a cross-country! You may come back to be an instructor! Your success was guaranteed before you arrived–you’re already a master. You do realize that don’t you? I mean, how else in the world do you think your spirit got here?⁣

The third wing? It’s the world in the palm of your hand!

“Your success is guaranteed.” Namasté ~ Saijin

Libra 23° ~ Chanticleer

Libra 23° ~ Chanticleer ~ Keyword: FERVOR

“When positive, the degree is a fearless self-affirmation which gains a sympathetic attention and wins immediate allegiance from the hearts and minds of everybody, and when negative, ill-starred conceit and ineffective bombast.” Dr. Marc Edmund Jones

“Whatcha got to crow about?”

Firework ~ Katy Perry

You are a Sonic Boom, aka Fervor!

There’s no big secret to it, really. You’re here to be you. Sometimes when you do that, the world sends you messages of rejection and you are ostracized. Often this leads you to conform to what you think they think you should be.

The question is, do you listen? Do you fold? Does their opinion of you matter more to you than your own inner voice? If so, then it is what it is, and it will be that way until it isn’t—until the world’s opinion of you no longer serves you — no longer matters to you.

When you wake up from that illusion, i.e., the illusion that you are a mistake and that you must do something or conform to something to be loved, to be accepted, to be included, to belong, then you at long last will realize that you are unique and perfect just as you are. When you grab hold of that idea, then things start popping! You realize that you aren’t here to play to the audience. You are here to simply, and quite uniquely, be you.

Some will get you! And if you’re really fortunate, some will not! Why? Because you are here to be the totally unique you that you came here to be, and the world’s never seen that before! So, if things are going too smoothly, then maybe they aren’t really ‘going’ at all…. You are here to make a difference!

Success—as defined by you and only you—lies just outside your comfort zone. So, go on, be you! And that doesn’t mean being cocky either. It just means that you’ve got something to crow about, and, when the time is right, you’ll break through those barriers like a sonic boom!!

Jets Breaking the Sound Barrier – At the point where the jet outruns its own noise, the resulting pressure builds up until it pops–creating a sonic boom.

“It’s something to crow about!”

Namasté ~ Saijin

Libra 22° ~ A child giving birds a drink at a fountain

Libra 22° ~ A child giving birds a drink at a fountain ~ Keyword: SOLICITUDE

“When positive, the degree is the creative concern for others by which any individual comes to experience his own immortality, and when negative, superficial effort for transient popularity.” Dr. Marc Edmund Jones

“Living a life of service.”

New Soul – Yael Naim

A Little Birdie Told Me

A little girl came home from her first day of Kindergarten, telling her mother how lovely her day had been, but that she would not be returning the next day.

“Why not?” asked the mother.

“Well, it was wonderful, but I like it better here with you.”

That night her father came home from work and learning of the predicament, took his daughter upon his knee where she reported the same as she had earlier. “My teacher was very nice and I liked all of the children, but I won’t be going back tomorrow.”

The father explained, “Darling, you do not have a choice in the matter of going to school. It is the law. Not only will you be going back tomorrow, but for at least twelve years more.”

The little girl began to frown and complain. Her father continued, “There is one choice you do have though.”

Her frown softened and she paused her complaint to ask, “What is my choice, Father?”

“You may choose to go to school with a frown and sad or you can go happily with a smile.” He paused, then asked, “Which do you choose to do?”

The little girl thought hard, then she looked up at her father. “I choose to go with a smile.”

“You are a very wise daughter. I love you very much.”

“I love you, too, Father.”

A childhood memory by Elaine Fairbanks

“Living a life of service.” Namasté ~ Saijin

Libra 21° ~ A crowd upon the beach

Libra 21° ~ A crowd upon the beach ~ Keyword: EXHILARATION

“When positive, the degree is naïve assurance and a basic delight in every possible aspect of human relationship, and when negative, a look to others for fulfillment without any willingness to give at all of self.” Dr. Marc Edmund Jones

“A perpetual decree.”

Search Me, Know Me ~ Kathryn Scott

An Ocean of Possibilities and a crowd awaiting word!

Your Words Count!

Freedom of expression and a sense of responsibility

“For citizens of democratic countries, the right to express themselves freely is certainly an essential development. But how far can we exercise this right? Does the title of thinker or artist that certain people have given themselves give them the right to sow discord around them? They think it is legitimate to expose even their most improper thoughts, feelings and needs, without concern for the effects it might have on those who are weaker and more easily influenced. Well, no, all those who have an influence in society with what they say, write or create need to be warned. They are lucky to be free, but freedom is not an end in itself, and it is their duty to reflect on the effect their creations will produce on others. Even if they are innocent in the eyes of human justice, divine justice condemns them very severely. Each person must use their gifts to enlighten others, to awaken love, faith and hope in them and the desire to improve. If they are not aware of their responsibilities, not only will they be punished, but in a future incarnation they will be deprived of these gifts.” Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

Think on This ~ Make the world a better place because you have lived in it. Know ye this, each of you: The law of the Lord is perfect, ye cannot get around it. Ye may for the moment submerge it, but thy conscience will smite thee. Edgar Cayce, Reading 2811-3

“A perpetual decree.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image: Kitten doing the “keystroke”