Your Charm for May 13 is The Dorje

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The Dorje
 
Today’s Meaning:
You are at a physical peak–particularly from a sexual perspective. Enjoy the next few weeks, for they can be remarkable if you let them.General Description:
In India and Tibet the Dorje or Thunderbolt of Jupiter, is a favourite and greatly valued talisman. It is worn to protect against magic, all spiritual evils and to bring abundance, fuitfulness, and riches. The Dorje is shaped much like a dumb bell with pointed ends, and is the symbol of power and indestructiblility. It is supposed to overcome the Buddhist gods Ahi and Vrittra, the serpents, which the Buddhists believe swallow up the waters and cause drought, starvation and death; compelling the serpents to disgorge the waters, and to pour down the fertilizing showers.

Make A Zen Garden

A miniature Zen garden provides an excellent focus for meditation. To make one you will require a shallow dish, some sand, and some natural objects for the “features” (such as stones, leaves or small twigs).  Choose these objects with care, bearing in mind that natural forms are sacred in Zen. Place the sand in the dish and position the features in a pleasing formation. Use your fingers to create wave-like patterns around each object, echoing the way in which water eddies around rocks and islands. When you meditate on your Zen garden, notice the paradoxical suggestion of stillness and movement that the effect creates.

Your Charm for 3/30

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Today’s Meaning:
This aspect is affected by good financial fortune. Your good fortune will come from an investment, an unexpected windfall, or a change of vocation.

General Description:
In India and Tibet, and other countries were Buddhism is practiced, the Conch Shell is prized as a charm for oratory, learning, protection, good fortune and riches. As Conch Shells were used as the current coin among all the primitive peoples of the East, no doubt this has suggested their use as charms for bringing wealth. The Conch Shell is also one of the eight emblems of Buddha, all of which are used as talismans. They consist of the Wheel of the Law, Conch Shell, Lucky Diagram, Goldn Fish, Umbrella, Vase, Lotus, and the Turmpet of Victory.

Daily Zen Meditation for 3/29

Far, far, the mountain path is steep
Thousands of feet up,
The pass is dangerous and narrow
On the stone bridge the moss and lichen green
From time to time, a sliver of cloud flying
Cascades hang like skeins of silk
Image of the moon from the deep pool shining
Once more to the top of Flowering Peak
There waiting, still
The coming of the solitary crane.


– Shih Te (c 730)

Seasons of the Witch!

Seasons of the Witch!
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Tibet: Buddhist monks in Tibet hold the annual Butter Lamp Festival to render demons powerless and secure the favor of the Gods. Yak-butter sculptures of Buddhist heroes are marched through the streets while uttering sacred chants. After the march, the sculptures are tossed into the waters of a river.

Slavic Pagan: Strinennia. Clay images of larks were made, their heads smeared with honey and stuck with tinsel. They were carried around the village amidst the singing of vesnjanki, invocations to Spring. Birds were thought to bring the Spring with them upon their return. Children were given pastries shaped like birds to toss into the air while saying “The rooks have come.”. Sometimes the pastries were tied to poles in the garden. The baking of these pastries was to ensure that the birds would return.

1497: Nicolaus Copernicus 1st recorded astronomical observation,

1957: 8.1 earthquake shakes Andreanof Islands, Alaska

 
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Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred!