Transliterations

This section lists Tibetan terms used in the text except those found in Appendix 2. D icyi kJhor lo . D khor D gy cbu tsod cbti 7 Um mo cbu smad chu stod dva dal ba 'i Iba Idart ma dam sri zla ba rdel grogs smad 'brog pa grogs stod 'gro bzbtn 'brug 'bud J rns rin po che bdud ipyod das kyi khor lo dui 'khor bsdus rvyud dm 'khor rtsii rgyud TIBETAN T R A N L i t t k is i i -j < ., Gotak Gyal Gyanak Gy zhi Gyukang Gyykar Gyur B n k Jaragon Kongtrul Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo Jigme Lingpa Jigten...

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This wilt be an excellent d4v par-itcularly it much energy has to be expended 3. The Day of Obstacles (Gek) is the day on which planetary energy is agamst the individual and creates obstacles h is best not to undertake important activities and nur to travel on this day- Each animal of the twelve-year cycle is thus connected with an excellent day and a day of obstructions (see table 26, page f 80). If the day of birth corresponds with one of those three days, there is a...

The Annual mewas

Each year, a Mewa known as the Natal Mewa or Kye Mewa combines with the animal of that year. Since there are nine Mewas for twelve animals, each animal can only combine with - three Mewas -.'. White 8, the Black 2, and the Yellow 5 rule the Tiger, . the Monkey, the Pig, and the Snake. The Red. 7, the Green 4, and the White 1 rule the Rat, the . Horse, the Bird, and the Hare. The- Red 9, the mite 6, and the Blue 3 rule the Cow, the Sheep, the Dog, and the Dragon. .Tfer only Natal Mewas for a Rat...

The Symbolism of the Parkhas

Li 3 is the Parkha of Fire, that -which attaches itself to the flammable and consumes it. It therefore signifies ittachmem and passion. This is the light that gives all things their brilliance and Li is therefore connected with perception. It svmbolizes glorv, brilliance, fame, and high capacity, as we ) as wv, tvms, and drought. Its animal is the Bird and its organ, is-the eve. Li is the younger daughter of the Sky and the l irth Khfln is the Parkha of Earth. It is receptive, hides and ,...

4 The Main Components Of Chronology And The Calendar

S INDIVIDUAL ENERGIES AND ELEMENTS 85 Animals, Element , and Individual Forces ft8 Yearly Calculation of the Five Forces 89 Rituals Concerning the Five Personal Forces 92 Astrological interpretation of the Mcwas 113 - Geomamic Interpretation of the Parkhas 120 The Twewy-se-veti Lunar Mansiorn 130 8 lunar time and thk. tibetan yfcak The Element . of the Months 1 1 9 THE '. M DAY OR f.vtlt I> AY AiTiOlOG 174 Days of the Week and Month i 74 0 CASTING AMD 1NTE Rt'R KTIN C A HOROSCOPE lib...

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A 5 T S O I O C Y

If there is a angle essential concept in MahaySna Buddhism it is that of the coexistence of two aspects of reality ultimate re'alitv and apparent or conventional reality. Candraklm sixth century), the great commentator on NagJrjuna,' describes these as follows That which is revealed by correct perception And that which is induced by deceptive perception. The object of correct perception is ultimate reality, The object of deceptive perception is conventional reality. The same phenomenon,...

Rulership Of The Planets

The rulership of the planets ,, the same as h the Tester system v Gemini and Virgo Aries and Scorpio Taurus and Libra Sagittarius and Pisces Capricorn and Aquarius The mate planets the Sun, Mars, and Jupiter The female planets Moon iisd Venus The neuter pLineis Mercury anj Saturn Bentlii . .ii'.r. il .ell a-pejied, M n k-ittn-n the -ich ,.nd i-'.ih das of the iusmion Male , pljiirK Vitllni, Mais. Vm, MvfcUy. it badly jipe. i.-d, Moon lierween the I (h i d lb JiSs

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Although the ve,ir otfiualK b ms in the month oi th. Dragon (Dama Dangpo, the Kt month), the Jun i astrological searbe-gins m the Month ol the Tiger, the 11th month oi the prwous year in the official calendai This must be borne m mind tvhen monthly elements are being calculated. , The element of the first astrol gica month (TigerMs the son of the element of the year. Thus tor a Fire Bird year, ' the son of Fire is Earth. However, caution is needed the element Fire should not be attached to a...

Gom

Favorable day, excellent tor offerings and petitions, for taking vows, for religious practices and obtaining what one desires. Excellent lor marriage, acquisitions, teachings, blessings, initiations, and construction. 2nd Din ii2*-24' i Favorable day the same qualities and activities as the first day. but unproductive. Nothing should be done between midnight and 3 00 a.m. r& Day (24V3tf) Seraisextile (30 ) and semiqumtile (36 ) Favorable div lor Starling a building, for vigorous activities,...

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The diagram of the four favorable and four inauspicious Par ' V khas is used to determine an individual's good and bad direc-Y tl0ns cacil y w- For this purpose, the individual's yearly Parkha is used as a basis, determined by age and sex (for men, starting with Li at birth and moving toward Kh n, then Da, and so on and for women, starting with Kham and moving toward Khen, Da, and so on). , Once the Parkha has been established, its geomamic house is studied m order to determine favorable...

Kclli5V r

Horoscope for May 7, 1978, m Wferew style' The Tibetan horoscope strikes us as very imprecise there is no notation for degrees, aspects, and so on. In this case there is also a gross error in the position of Venus out by one sign). However, it must be borne in mind that the Tibetan horoscope is not used in the same way as its Western counterpart. This type of horoscope, diawn for the full moon or the new moon, is found in the almanacs tor each month. The planets arc also used m the...

The Tibetans

There is a considerable diversity of physical characteristics in the various regions of Tibet, and the origins of the Tibetan people remain poorly understood. Ancient Chinese sources mention the presence of nomadic 1 ibeto-Mongol peoples m the northeast of Tibet, but many other peoples seem to have contributed .to the formation of the Tibetan peoples. The Indo-European Dards from the west and the Hots, a Turko-Mongol people, began to be assimilated toward ihc seventh century. Although the...

11

The stirs of the Lt, Vitality, d Power art- ev Heitt and quickly brii,* pov.tr ami ability Motwci. u-lte.i the Mini (moon) is eomuiici the Pouer sUi. th - mwm ga'ir merits. The natal moon in the Mmme brills about i > lwrt life, for the .ksn Ilvlive Mit i, then she same Pe.uh star 11, V M 1K .fV ' 'i i'tmjuna the - fear of the J. Vitaliry. or IV t sign lot li.mgi vity, l th, and prospct, D , , fl m Vitality or the luul mo,, are ,, Ik in s .short life. 1 the destructive planet is in a malefic...

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H t 1 R. ,L T ' B f 1 AN A S T R O 1. O C Y lndi,n Urol S> ' developed numerous original techniques of exceptional precision, such as the many subdivision of the zodiac and the sophisticated mathematical system used to calculate rulers and planetary strengths. Indian astrology undoubtedly rcached Tibet m a number of different forms at different times and the proximity of Shaivite Kashmir, frequent trading expeditions and the travels of the Indian masters all served to ease its passage. As we...

Individual Interpretation

In order to judee the value of the dailv-Mewa for a particular individual, the element associated with the daily Mewa must be compared with the element for the natal year. For this purpose, the usual four n pes of relationship are used. For example, if the daily Mewa is Black 2 and the individual's Natal ifcwa h Red the Water-Water relationship should be studied- Since Water is the enemy of Fire, this v, ill be an unfavorable day for the individual, f, on the other hand, the Natal Mewa is Green...

The Hare

The Hare is a model of calm, virtue, and prudence and is loved for its elegance, its good maimers, and its kindness. Its speech is soft and its subtlety of judgment nukes it an excellent diplomat and a good negotiator. The 1 hut is also worldly md enjoys luxury. However, despite lhe.se stn uce qualities, it bites the expected and the sudden its principal concern is to auinuw a life of calm and comfort in a peaceful cnvmmmefit. It is thereiwe discreet, sometime indifferent, uut dislikes...

The Monkey

The Monkey is inventive and weli-adapted to life, and likes movement and great undertakings. It is wily, lively, agile, and at home in any work. In company, it seems brilliant, good-humored, and pleasant, as well as playful and affable. However, the Monkey is a clever diplomat and a born strategist who never acts without a plan in mind it solves problems easily and is good at everything. Nothing pleases the Monkey more than its own ingenuity, for the Monkey has a superiority complex. Its humor...

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Occupied by different Sadak and are accompanied by COmmp caries chat explain the appropriate activities. The almanac says The horse Rang Ta of the got.1 The so and his squire Fa Tr' dwell in the West. One should avoid (in this direction) the p r. chase or sale of subles or horses, journeys on horseback, taking a corpse for burial in a horie-drawn cart and, in short all equestrian activities and all tuner,try rites without exception The twelve-year cycle is not the only one associated with the...

The Period Of Endurance

The period of endurance also lasts for 20 lesser kalpas, during the first of which life span diminishes by one year every two centuries until it reaches 10 years. -. During the following 18 kalpas, periods of growth alternate with periods of decay. In the first half of a kalpa, life span m-. crtases from 10 years to 84,000 years at the rate of out year per centi ,ry, and in the second half it is again reduced to 10 years. During periods of growth, the universe is ruled by a king, the...

The Nine mewas

They are also known as Ling gtt, or nine colored islands. These nine Mewas are figures arranged in a nugtt square with base three. This is the design of the River Lo, which appeared on the belly of the turtle and gave me to the magic square. The figures in the magic square, whether added diagonally, horizontally, or vertically, always give a sum of 15, This magic square is found in (he middle of most Tibetan astrological diagrams, on the bell ' of the cosmic...

Compatibility between Animals

The conneuioitt between animals t an be favorable or unfavorable, An understanding of their affinities is important when human relationships ate under consideration partnerships, marnages, friendships, latent or open conflicts, and so on as well as in predicting favorable or difficult years for a particular sign. As a general rule, enemy-animals are those which have opposite directions Rat and Horse, for example, or Dragon and Dog. The best affinities exist between animals separated by an...

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Rlung rta rlung gi Iba mo rlung gi dbang phyug ma drug pa ma 'gag pa dmag dpon dgra' marno me stnan rtsis khang sme phreng me tsa sme bi sme ba dgu me bzhi mi ser mig mi bxang mig drnar mi la ras pa smin drug mi yi seng ge mo p'i mon . mon gre mon grtt smoH lum drnu nabi so > iug rtsi nag-manag pa rn& m th& s in namgm ' piayrt mkha* - mnt Nj ang de Nyatri Tsenpo Nyeri Nyikye Nyima Nyima zer Nyime Bu Nyime Ihadenmo Nyingma Olmo Lungring Orgyen Lingpa Padma yang thig Pak kyepo Palang kang...

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For example, lm ,i iui.se of tin- f nc Hi.-J ist the N.iul sccotui .Yellow 5, for the tbird Wlsite . tor d'eiourth Black i and SO i - -* fc - - ' - W1Z b the N'aial Meva shows the m - - - - - wkh during the year m question, > Ewry sen years, the Masai Msrwa and the Papme ire the .4. v r m thw hapoens is regarded as critical 7- ujj j -4- - - '-e Tibetans trr- the Great Tarde. One must be particularly . r. i.3 Qt ose's health. ' i years, th P pmt element ss compared with the ' '-Lfna i seB.t...

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The translation appears in table 14. 'llie Tibetans use the allocation of space and the seasonal correspondences established by King Wen, using the river Lo as a model. Occasional slight differences exist, such as the reversal of the trigrams Chen and Sun. According to our text Starting at the South and moving to the right, these trigrams art found, in order Li J re, Khon Earth, Da Metal, Khen Sky, Kham Water, Kin Mountain, Tsin Woud, and Zm Wind. Although Sky,...

Interpretation

Knowing the native's hour of birth and the element-animal . combination allows one to refine one's judgment. The animal of the hour of birth is the most important some writers on Chinese astrology have compared it 10 the ascendant in Western astrology. The hourly animal is therefore compared with the animal of the year of birth, and their relationship is considered 1. These wnsidcmtoiis, of wm, apply specifically to French conditio . '. H< rt *er, d*yl gl tavuig time as applied'elsewhere man...

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I'l s r r ii nthere is 3 good balance benveen these two components of the personalitv. However. far greater importance attaches to the animal ot che natal year than to the animal ot be natfil dav I he ianer indicates a certain nuance of personality and allows greater subdetv of judgment. * If the two immjls are not in harmony, this means a conflict m the personality, although the animal of the natal '. ear still dominate . * Elements are compared as follows-. Their...

Cosmology

A great many demons, local deities, and elemental Spiri are. found in Tibetan astrology, many of which were present wjeO before the establishment of Buddhism. Some of them, such as the nigas, are mentioned in Indian Brahrtiamsm, but they derive chiefly from the pre-Buddhist religious matrix. Thanks to us grew flexibility, Tantric Buddhism has been able to assitnilaie these beings into its worklview. , V Similar spirits and deities are also present in ferem folklort and magic here they are known...

1976

The KaUcakra Tant t. London Wisdom Publications, 1985. DwtD-n ix, A. The Superhuman Life of Gesu ot l. tg, Moi ch Stratford, N.H. Ayer, 1978, premantle, R, and C. Trungpa, nans, The Tibetan Book of chu Dead. Boston & London Shambhab Publications, 1W. Genden Drub, and Glen H. Mi u in, tuns. Br 'dpng the Sa-tms Md Tantms. Ithaca, N.Y. Snow Lion Publications, 1982. Gkshe, Kklsang Gyatso, Cimu .', < .' d. hhm. '-'d Dhanna, 9S4.

The twelve animals

The twelve animals are used to designate years, months, days, and hours, in China, a system of twelve branches was classically used to express the cycle of twelve years. The twelve animals are a later development, but they were quickly assimilated to the more abstract system of branches. The Tibetans use the cycle of twelve years onlv in this later form there has never been any system of branches, only symbolic animals. The twelve animals Cow (Lang- Snake (Triil) Bird ' l> Tiger (Tak) Horse...

A i r i n i i

Ajons wiih the eight Parkim and the magic squ,1 C o(- Circu , ' protective diagrams .ire arranged around i corresponding mantras. On each side there are geomW t t'1e',r reminiscent oi Chinese Taoist seals, which are intended K evil influences in the twelve-year cycle, as well as those bv the I -U, N) en, and Saciak spirits. Ma jusr , the prote astrology, sits at the top, along with the Kalacakra etrit f len Powers, an important apotropaic talisman made up cf six intertwined syllables of the...

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Thus for the Mewa comparison we have only positive prognoses for the year 3989-90. The prognosis for the Body Mewa contradicts that of the Body element, which would seem to suggest that the native's health is not really threatened. Similarly, the prognoses for Vitality and Luck are also enhanced. Study of the Papme. This Mewa depends on the native's age, the Natal Mewa, and the male or female characteristics of the natal year, It will be recalled that Tibetans reckon a child as one year old at...

Determining the Papme

Find the Natal Mewa iKyeme) and determine whethei the natal year is masculine or feminine. To .simplify, let us retail that even years are masculine, while odd years are feminine. 2. U the year of birth is masculine, the Papme is determined using the Nasi Mewa according the rule quoted begin at the center and move toward the East, then tut n left For example, a native of the Fire-Monkey year (1956) has White 8 as the Natal Mewa. For the first vear of life, the Faptne is the same as the Natal...

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L og 15522 corresponds h. a iiw oi 0-tC . The su * pw-' on is therefore Solar fongkmle - 22*83' +-0* ' 155 Carrying out the same calcu.anons for the other planets, we have Mercury 00' -> 0 Venus OS-Mars > 5 04' We may add to these values the position of the Lagna or Ascendant, which is worked out according to the Western method GMT is converted into Sidereal Time. .'. 16 09 Sidereal Time 03 34+ 16 09 19 53. Using a table of astrological houses, we then determine the Ascendant for the...

1973 1t4

197ft 1< J7 197K 1979 1983 1981 982 19Si 2034 Black 2 233S Whites' 2036 Red 1 .' pression of this principle the vajra, the diamond scepter, which is held in the right hand (masculine), symbolizes the inde-- structible energy of the mind at the buddhas, he Active aspect of compassion, the practice ol skiUful means (the skillful utilization of situations and energies in order to attain realization). The bell, ghanta, is the complementary feminine principle of wisdom, the realization of...

Characteristics of the Years of the Sivrv IvJr Cyrk

Each animal sign is alternately combined whh M b of tk Iwj elements The cha. tuemtics of each are W by the encigv ot the associated clement. In nid s tb* of a yea, or a namv untie, us iulli.cucc, ,t is m-cessary to wrm a The animal th,u mtcs the and rhe P 1 clement The clement of the vc.u , . I In tel.tlioli'hip b> i ii'i' die1 k'li'eiu e ic v and the olciu-ot cnciy.y of the mwjl

Earth

Earth is symbolized by a yellow square or bv the four limbs of the cosmic turtle, it is the center of all things, h is connected with the beginning of the afternoon, the time of rest, and with the four intermediate periods between she seasons, as well as with the four intermediate points of the compass. It is a crystallizing force, and works slowly and powerfully, stabilizing and concretizing things. Its qualities are fertility and abundance. Its virtue is realism, a sense of the concrete. Its...

Metal

Metal is represented hv .1 rapid ot the point ol the ,n,ord oj ManjusrI emerging from the lelr Hank of the turtle, ft corresponds to evening, decline, the direction West, and autumn. It has all the characteristics ol a blade- coldness, Ji yness, cl.im> , purity, firmness , . id sharpness. It is J symbol of iiitegrlty and justice and cuts tluough with resolution, hut when rigid, it becomes destructive and impedes piogivss. Its organ is til. lung. < s H*oi uu. Us oW '> white, and to planet...

N O A S

The Year of the Bird is ,.n energetic bw arc many opportunities, but concemr on nne Tber* to enjoy their fruits. On the global stale ther xn 0rcier eiiing and repression. ' 15 Political hard- The Year of the Dog, the sign of ideals ind Jmiif, . . generosity and reflection, it is 3 lit. bnnp those who have good intention Md The Year of the Pig is mote opt,mistlc and indul preceding year, brmgmg secunty, Fosperuy, ,md J waste. The abundance of th,s year leads to sybaritic cess It equally...

Part

The Tibet,inv .md the N itui'.il Environment 13 2 THh M-> L'Ki iiS Ot TIBETAN ASTRLH i> < JY tS Hi the fiit irw Th,i> n> yi-k -Q .'J 1 Htf I*(.'U NUA)'H,N'> ot' flBU'AN AMKOl OGV 2 The Place and Role of Astrology jy The Wheel of Life jnd the Laws of Causaliry The Twelve Links of Causation j The Calendar and Practical Astrology 49 The Importance of the Lunar Cycle

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Earth-Water, W'aier-Fire, Fire-Metal, Metal-Wood, Wood-Earth rituals concerning THE five personal forces When the Vitality, the Health, the Power, the Wind, or the La become dangerously weak, the Tibetans have a great number of practices to strengthen their energies. In the almanacs, there is a short text entitled Use of the Kek Tsi and the Results of the Little Pebbles -,. Comparing, the .year of birth and the current year gives the hide pebbles of Vitality, rhe Body, personal Power, Winds,...

1 rn 1 s ite e dav svniMtfo me

Sow.c i's i> uincv performed .n . daiiv circulation of the energies the Kxb. As beaic vital air* the Wind Horse can unify, harmonize, and strengthen Vital ' Health, and Personal Power. It symbols our fortune, our good luck, *ad our capacity to avoid bad situations When the Wind Horse is weak, bad luck strikes-one dreams that one-is descending a hill and sinking no a bog. When the Wind Horse is strong, one dreams of flying through the air or riding a white horse. animals, elements. and...

Will Iwih klWvn lhc Vomlmu of

Tat AfiiFT-NATAt M KA* O M BIN AT ION ' ri fcVKUM Vm- *oU which excellent Tfe no conjunct wept between ccrram planets and rtrt gpsfc - The MeKur> -Ji .hin conjunction is not a conjunction. r. THE T VNT -M'Vf N COM B IN A r ION S Adding (he longitudes of the sun and the moon and adding Si'lO u> -the sum the hgure corresponding to a combination x + 287031' + 9320' 590 16' i ifbs.pws iis lite combination Nail (Zer), -which indicates a bad-tempered and quarrelsome temperament. s. JUDGING THL...

Lynne Klapecki Vajranatha

London Wisdom Public,,. ' V A hi Voir ShjnibhtL. Arche Mi Linn, ivin c' iw,1 Comr iWf)tr> Jc tib taine du M pd. One teltet dani f'Mmalaya, Paris Le Seuil, 1974. Kasm Y, S ci Introduction gen i-dc l'histoire et aux doctrines du Eon. Nouvelle Revue Tib taine, nos. U, 12, and JiniNSr*. LfKPPN. Meditation d'un sup rieur de coll ge tan-trhjHC., Lffn R np chf and . Horums. La Mort. 'etat interm diaire et b wrtaimnit 'Lm> le bouddhisme tibetam. Ed. Dharma, W. D I ESKsfeV-...

The Period Of The Formation Of The Universe

The cause of the creation of the universe is none other than the karma of the beings whose consciousness survives the destruction of the previous Mahakalpa. By the strength of this karma, there appears little by little in the voice a calm w> nc, whose power gradually increases to form the mandaU of air. Clouds form and develop, giving rise to the element Hquid, the mandala of water. The great mass of water supported by the wind becomes the primordial ocean. This ocean, which resembles milk,...

Of Chronology And The Calendar

In this chapter I shall describe the essential components of Jung-tsi astrology, which is a Chinese-based system. These components provide the framework for Tibetan chronology, and as the most important interpretive elements in the study of astrology, they must be understood from the very beginning. These factors derive Irom interactions between cosmic or planetary energies and terrestrial energies. We are not dealing here with the planets a1, yjch but rath with their action in contact with the...

Introduction

Astrology is inseparable iri Tibet hom the use oi the - aleixkr. All Tibetans are concerned to ensure rh.i (heir everyday Jives are in accordance with astrological cucunmanccs in order to harmonize their existence as much as possible -with natural cosmic rhythms. Once aware of ihe energies of the moment, humanity no longer acts blindly but in nxo 'd.HKe with the universe. For this purpose, she Tibetans use ainurucs, known as oibt> , which they consult regularly, I'hesc almanacs. compact each...

The Eight Parkhas

Parkba gye, The Eight Trigrams, are the Tibetan equivalents of the eight Chinese pa-kua, which form the basis of the Cbing, or Book of Changes. The origins of these trigrams show certain principles of ancient Chinese thought Yin and Yang are the two modes in which energy manifests in constant interaction throughout the universe. Yin means the shaded side of a hill. This is the principle of passivity, receptivity, the feminine, even (as opposed to odd , darkness, night, the moon, winter, cold,...

Water

Water is symbolized by waves or by the urine of the cosmic turtle, it is associated with the North, the cold of winter, and night. Ir is more commonly considered in terms of its cold aspect than its fertility, another attribute frequently associated with it. Water is the principle of penetrating moisture, the total cessation of activity. Passivity and the absence of passion lead to calm and receptivity, Water also symbolizes the hidden, that which is at rest but potentially rich, the rest that...

The Hourly Cycle Of Elements

Each hourly animal is therefore associated with an element. To work out the hourly cycle of elements for a given day, it is necessary only to know the rules of Jungtsi astrology, 1. The element of the first hour of the day (Hare) is the son of the element of the day. 2. The elements follow' each other in their order of production and change each double hour. In our example, 12 25 84 is a Water Dragon day. The son of Water is Wood. The double hours therefore...

Casting And Interpreting A Horoscope

The intention of this chapter is to give the reader a simple method that will allow a horoscope to be quickly drawn up for analysis. Three types of horoscope can be cast in this way the natal horoscope, a horoscope for yearly predictions, and one for daily predictions. To cast these horoscopes, it is necessary first to calculate the data in Jungtsi astrology and then factor in the elements of Kartsi astrology. In the name of ease of understanding and learning of our method, we shall use a...

The Annual Movement of the Parkhas

I here appear ro be various types of iiilm-mem of Parkhas in the succession ,,f iht years. The simplest ruie for the calculation of the yearly Parkhas is based on the individual's sex Mi WAS For men, one sar.s with Li Jn< 1 moves to,W p women, one starts w.th Kham and moves toward K_hen The totanon of the Plrkhal U therefote datk Li Khon Da K,hen K.ham K.in Tsin_Zon__Li taken from the year of birth (U). Thus, two velrs old i man will have the Parkha Khon, at three. Da, at eighteen Khon, and...

The Characteristics of the Elements

Each of the elements embraces a number of meanings and correspondences each has its inherent characteristics, activity, direction, season, color, planet, organ, etc. These allow the nature of each element to be defined, but it must not be forgotten that the elements never exist tn isolation they are dynamic < uad in constant interaction, and their efuracterisuei derive alt their. value from this context. In the Tibetan test- we read 'Although the essence of the elements is one. different...

The Place And Rolf Of Astrology

In the light of the foregoing discission, it < be clear that astrology is concerned with ihe realm of apparent reality and this moreover, is the- meaning of the legend * quoted in the p.wious chapter. been unable tu teach the ultimate truth m Chmv the Buddha mstaieu, Mamus* to awaken peoples' numU by means of apology. < he oi r,Uu,t t u.h I John tuiuwlv, people mxi-wi *> ity. This clea.lv shows the timiuuuns of .wvok-v. although ft i it ( i a N A s I r. i o i opens the door to many higher...

Lunar Time And The Tibetan Year And Month

The Tibetan year consists of twelve lunar months or iuiwiiorts It is not, therefore, the same length as the solar year. A lunation lasts approximately 29Vs mean solar days. The lunar year thus has an average length of 334 sofu i n - i- opo.'-ed to .'us' -oi.-r days in a solar year. In order to avoid too much of a la j between the lunar and solar years, a 13th lunar month has to be added in certain ears. This occurs on average every thirty months in a period of nineteen years, there are...

Written sources and their authors

Most of the great Tibetan scholars have left one or more works on astrology, whence there is a great deal of literature on the subject. Certain Sanskrit astrological works have been translated into Tibetan. Many of these deal with dfU rtsis astrology according to the KaJaeakra system, wlsicli was introduced into Tib its die year 1024. The most important of these is the Kihicakra root tantra, the Dus 'khor rssa rgyud, written In Stkandra, kins i Shambhala, in accordance with the teachings the...

Period Of Destruction

Beings' karma matures during this period. Destruction begins with the hells and then proceeds from the lower to the highei realms. Certain beings are reborn in the divine realms, but this does not delay their destruction. Of the three spheres of existence, the sphere of desire is the first to be destroved seven suns rise and dry out the world before reducing it to an immense brazier and reducing it to ashes. It is thus the Fire element that destroys the kamaloka or world of desire. All bm the...

To Be Born In Draminyen

Do nor act from jealousy or malice Do not have any hatred tad yatha om ha la hala svaha hi li hili svahA hulu hulu svAhA atimukti panaye SVAHA om AKANIN1 KANA ABHiLA-MANDALA-mantrale SVAhA ye dharma hetu-prabhava hetum tesam tathagato hyavadat tesam ca yo nirodha evam vadi maha sramanah om suprat1stha vajrayf. svaha The mantras with which the text concludes are of three sorts the first group consists of mantras invoking the planetary forces. The second is the Mantra of Interdependent...

And religious festivals

In the Tibetan lunar calendar, there are a number of on which festivals are celebrated and rituals are performed, note here the most important annual and monthly days. . . . Losar (lo gsar) is the Tibetan new vcar and the occasion for a, great number of celebrations and ceremonies. These begin 0 the 29th day of the 12th month, the d.n ot Gutor. svlien at the. Negativities of the preceding year are cxoicised In the motu> u > ' .the monks and lamas perform & V11* W* to < persuade them to...

The Two Zodiacs

Table Correspondences Taurus

The ecliptic forms an angle of approximately 23a with the celcs- tiai equator. The circles of the ecliptic and the equator intersect 2t two points, one of which is the vernal point, which the sun cross at the spring equinox. When the jaws of Western astrology were fixed following Ptolemy, sometime during the second century, the vernal point coincided with 0' in the constellation of Aries. The West therefore assimilated 0 Aries to the vernal point, which was regarded as the definitive 0'' point...

The Relations between the Elements

In nature, tlie elements come together and either harmonize or fight, according to their affinities. Prom these relations arise the natural cycles ot transformation. In astrologv, these interactions must be known perfectly they constitute the basis of all calculations and predictions in the Jungtsi system. We may reier here to the '1 ibetan text, which says The relations between elements are those ot mother- son, friend, or enemy. The mother of Wood is Vi-vttci the mother ol Water is Metal the...

Why Make The Gndde Because Of Which Planets

Here are the meanings of the gvukar 0. Takar- Goddess la Dennis, the Equine or the Shining Daughter. Fine appearance, love of finery, jewels, and display Great charm and elegance, loved by all. Intelligence and understanding. Impassive. Prosperity. 1. Dranye Goddess Gekmo, the Dancer. Constant, faithful and trustworthy. Happy and prosperous life, erudition. Good health, resistance to disease. 2. Mmdruk God Madrukpa Skt, Karttikeya , He who has six mothers, youngest son of Mahadeva. Among the...

The Cosmic

As we have seen, the Tantras view the human being as a microcosm containing all the energies of the cosmos. The gross body is considered to be like the universe the spinal column is like Mount Meru, the axial mountain the four limbs are like the four continents and the eyes are like the Sun right eye and the Moon left. eye . At the subtle level, the body contains certain channels, the nddfs tsa and energy centers, the cakras khorlo . A subtle air known as the prdna lung , circulates in the...

Nw

Certain laws apply to the movements of she Mewas through the sixty-year cycle it takes 180 years three siwy-yrw tycles to complete a full Mewa-aiiinwieleineni cycle. These three cy cles aie known respectively as the upper, middle, and lower see table 1 ' , Our text explains the movement Here is the order of the Natal Mewas the upper cycle begins with the White I Wood Rat . When sixty years have passed, the Yellow 5 appears Water Pig . The middle evele is reckoned from the Green 4 and ends The...

Red 9 Fire Parkha 1 i [Fh SH

movm cWtcr. v, o onJ OUc h.t gt abul- lumi but worthier lrk-stvk 'here uui,t .o. Impulsiv and impatient, hypercritical bccause expects too much of others. Frequent changes in relationships. Idealists scorn the material. Favorable middle age, and then deterioration in lifestyle. Health. Medium build, strong and supple. Nervous problems, insomnia, diseases of the heart and eyes. Love. Attractive and forward. Seduction by words and appearances. Fiery character, jealous and possessive. Amorous...

The Twentyseven Lunar Mansions

VO'eli before the Mesopotamia zodiac reached India, there was an ancient system of twenty-eight lunar constellations, which had exi-.ted Since Vedie times. This lunar zodiac is common to China, Mesopotamia, India, and the Arab world, although certain variations are found, This system divides the ecliptic into twenty-eight sectors, each marked by a characteristic star or group of stars. These sectors are known as lunar mansions, and the moon passes through each of them in succession in the...

Chinese Origins

Chinese astrology forms the basis of two great systems within Tibetan astrology Naktsi, or black astrology, which refers to the Tibetan name for China, Gyanak, meaning black area 1 and Jungtsi, the astrology of the elements, which is concerned with the calendar and which we shall later examine in detail. Here we find cycles of sixty and twelve vean, the five elements of the Chinese tradition, the nine magic squares, or Mewss, and the eight Parkhas, identical to the p lt i-k or trigrams o the f...

The Kalacakra

Diskyi khorlo means 'Wheel of Time. This text is not simply an astrological treatise, but ,i complete system of Tantric teaching and practice belonging to the class of non-dual Anutlara Yoga Tantra, the highest of the Tantras. The Kakcakra teachings operate at three levels. Estertul Kj-lacakra deals with the world and externa phenomena, it ts v lt w cerned with the study of the elements ot the universe in their dynamic relations that is. with the iriiericnons ol cosmic phenomena...

The Horse

The Horse has abundant energy and a lively mind, it is passionate, eager, and charming. It is adventurous and soon leaves the family to explore the world. It likes exercise and w always on the move, leading a life of excitement. It is verv sociable, more brilliant than intelligent, and draws to itself inventive pw pie who will help it to attain success. It is an eloquent leader, sometimes talks too much and cannot keep a WW. lt s nature is changeable aod unstable. . The Horse is falsely...

The Sources Of Tibetan Astrology

The Tibetan science of astrology has many sources, among which four in particular may be distinguished the Bdn religion, Chinese astrology, Indian astrology, arid the Buddhist Kdlaca-kra Tantra. The ancient Boil religion of Tibet comprises a number of branches, and it developed in various stages. In Bon sources, the wriginal site of Bon merges with the birthplace of its founder, Shenrab Miwo, v ho was bom miraculously at Olmo Lungring, which some sources locate in the land of Takzig or Persia...

Ttif T1bk7an Area

Tibet, sometimes called the Hoof of the World, is for thi most part a vast plateau encircled by a barrier of high mountains to the south the Himalayas, and to the tvest the Pamirs add the Karakwams Ti.us Skin and Altvn Tagh to the north and the Chiiu'M1 Kiii. tm and Nan Oi.n .a 1 hi en. - nious hi h plateau covers an area ot mote t u - t -,. square kilometer. and anaptM four mam c steppes i Mir.', ilia .', i-' die ncitli Miiiid tfi. b'S ' JluuiJ.-pl.ucn, U a I ,, alliliii'v. dv Vcm.al ' u ur,...