Astrological Compilation for June 2014: Walk along the shore of the Uranus oceanIn this issue: – Accompanied by afro-astronaut Audre Lorde this month, we take a trip to the edges of this ocean. We start off by featuring her poetic masterpiece, A Woman Speaks, that sets the tune’s tone and so moved us to write a piece (below!). – This month we’ll witness the beautiful full moon in honeygold vestige (or iridescent strawberry at times!) arrive on time on Friday the 13th. – Also one of the most auspicious days in the entire year in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, where on this day one good deed is multiplied 100 million fold…read on below. – Compilation of astrological reports and a special feature of the Kaypacha Pele Report. In his astrological report, Kaypacha will take us through the alignment of the planets and what they hold in store for us here on Earth. – Plant-Planet of the Month: Uranus. A special treat for Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) as we do a feature on the planet Uranus this month. Oh and shhh! A second special treat, as it includes a guide to plant-planetary connections! Stay tuned below folks!
A Woman Speaks
Here’s a new piece written by yours truly, inspired by Audre Lorde’s A Woman Speaks.
The Crystalline Shores of Uranus.
Rocky endless pebble shores
the paramount 100-feet waves crash at the distance
Black milk, the crystalline ocean caress my twinkle toes sparkle
As I gaze into the ageless purple night sky. I am on the red planet but I am fine.
I am at peace serene, sleep my mind follows the melodic rhythm of the roaring waves massaging my inner tones complete.Note: Although, Mars is commonly the planet that is referred to as the red planet, this poem refers to Uranus as the red planet. As we later found out, Uranus actually only absorbs the red light spectrum due to Methane its upper-most atmosphere and it reflects blue hues of the light spectrums making the planet appear blue to us. For more information see NASA’s page here on the color of Uranus.
As the clock ticks over to 12:11am (EDT) tonight, the world will experience the first full honeymoon on Friday the 13th in almost 100 years. It will appear golden and huge in the sky, so pay attention because it will not happen again until June 2098. Also, remember to listen for the call of the wild kindred-spirit wolf.
The June full moon is also known as the Strawberry Moon in the Old Farmer’s Almanac so named by the Algonquin tribes, whom used it as a signal to start gathering ripening fruit. Here are a few additional photos of this amazing moon:
This full moon in Sagittarius falls in Gemini (ruled by Jupiter and Mercury), two aqueous planets that give this moon a watery environment to play in.
Here’s what Astrologer Diane Lang had to say:
“Speaking of being kind and patient . . . Mars in Libra has come back in range of the Uranus-Pluto square and we could find ourselves rehashing issues brought to light during April’s delightful Grand Cross. About the best thing I can say about this pass is it won’t last as long and without Jupiter around to make mountains out of molehills, it probably won’t be as intense. Nevertheless those who have personal planets and Angles from 12° to 15° in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) best brace themselves. The exact square between Mars and Pluto is June 14 and the Mars-Uranus opposition is exact on June 25, giving us enough time in between to gather our resources for the next go-round and recover from the first.” Check out the full report here.
We explore Mystic Mamma’s Astral Insight readings, here what they had to say:
” Full Moon in Sagittarius…furthers the energies of expansion and bigger vision. As we align with our truth and essential values, we can envision new ways of being and actualizing. Time to rewire the channels of the mind to higher frequencies. Positive thinking and affirmative self-love vibrations can help clear the channels for inspiration to flow.” Check out the full report here.
Saga Dawa is the holiest time of the Tibetan year.
For one of the Earth’s sacred cultures, the month of June, known as Saga Dawa is the fourth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar running from May 29 – June 27, 2014. Traditionally it celebrate the life and death of Buddha Shakyamuni. As millions of Tibetans, Buddhists and friends around the world raise their prayers and consciously pursue the act of good deed doing, we take this opportunity to acknowledge a potential, a single-mindedness in collective thought, a raise in Earth vibrational currents as we Earth’s sentient human beings join consciousness in love, from moment to moment in June. With so much planetary activity (see astrological reports above), now is the time to be realized and to be connection.
Tibetan monks at the Bodhi Tree, Mahabodhi Temple, India (2010). On the evening of the 15th day of the 4th month of the Tibetan lunar calendar, Monks typically honor the Saga Dawa full moon of Buddha’s birth, a very auspicious time. Photo courtesy of Patheos.
Here are excerpts from Tara.org and Saga Dawa Duchen Puja Meet Up in Boulder, CO:
“There are four Great Festivals during the year that relate to the life of Buddha Shakyamuni, at which time the positive or negative actions are multiplied 10 million times. This day marks the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s enlightenment and parinirvana. This is a wonderful opportunity to make prayers, offerings and to do practices dedicated to bringing benefit to all living beings.”
Saga Dawa, the full moon of Buddha’s birth, honors the Birth, Enlightenment, Death of Buddha. Saga Dawa Duchen is the Anniversary of the Enlightenment and Parinirvana of the Buddha.
“Saga Dawa is the entire fourth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar. The seventh day of Saga Dawa is the day of the historical Buddha’s birth for Tibetans. However, the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and entry into Nirvana at his death are observed together on the 15th day of Saga Dawa, for 2014 this is on Friday, June 13 from 6:30-8:30pm. Celebrated on the full moon (the fifteenth day) of the fourth Tibetan lunar month, this holiday celebrates the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Enlightenment, as well as his Parinirvana”.
June 2014 Forecast by Kaypasha