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,...

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For example, to determine the Parkha for 12 25 84, which is the .'> rd day of the Tibetan ltth month, check the (able for the. 1st day of the 11th month, which is the Parkha Li. The 2nd day is therefore Rh n and the 3rd day is Da. NT e- R K T N f' T' F lJ A i I 'I I'A P K H A ,,ke (he Mcwas, the daily P.,Hhas cj for rf> mm ( es and unfavorable for other* ' U Day. Smelting metal m a < l,n cm, ,bk, painting, and playing chess wc harmoninus acmities. One should avoid marrying, washing nnrpw,...

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Ft,,, ' ,-wrjr> ' Wo,st n,.m V oncmv em 's Sun, the Moon is both permanent friend nd temporary friend si n bom the Sim). It is therefore a temp . c . , ,, , fm,ml Ma is Ho permanent and icmporary friend (3rd J of the Sttn. ami thrtcfon- iiv hot fiicnd. Mercury is a permanent neutral and temporary friend and therefore a friend. Jupiter is permanent friend and temporal v enemy, and therefore neutral, Venus is permanent and temporan enemy and therefore the Sun's worst enemy. Saturn is a...

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,...

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...

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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

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...

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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,...