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The creative Lord

The Sun is the creative lord. both in the world, where its daily, weekly, yearly, and even longer pulsations determine the effects of all life on earth, as well as the phenomena that all the planets in all of our solar system. There is tremendous creative potential in the sun, it provides all the light which makes human life, all life possible. With out its intense ongoing creative efforts there would be no life as we know it. But it does so out of emptiness, it is manifesting from the amazing display of nuclear reactions, that is empty atoms smashing empty atoms creating photons of light which give unbearable heat and being to everything we know. This is the great outer manifafestor of the universe.

It represents your inner light, it represents your inner untapped power of continuous creativity.  This is your brightness and your ability to embody it is your ability to shine in the world.

What house is your Sun in? What sign is it in? What planets aspect it, and how do they aspect it. All of these will effect its ability to shine or be hindered.  Conjunctions to the sun indicate how the sun is going to express itself. Very distinct masks that the Sun will be communicating through. Mercury will show the Sun is meant to express its creativity through mind and communication, Venus, through love and enjoyment, Mars through actions, Jupiter through generosity and positive beliefs, Saturn through discipline and realism. The Sextile is said to be people who come and motivate the Sun to express is genius, Squares are life situations that try to force your Vital Spirit to express itself.  It is the opposition which will cause your Vital Spirit to have to express itself through pushing against life.

So look at your creative lord and bring him to life.

What you don’t want to do, is to not allow for this creative energy to flow. This can happen especially if there are oppositions to any planet, or if Saturn or Mars are aspecting by Opposition, Square, or Conjunction. Saturn and Mars are going to rough up that creative energy feeling good about itself. But you have to use it, you have to rise above the voices there that have been blocking or oppressing the flow of creative energy that is the Sun. You must honor your Sun whatever its energy is.

If you don’t it will find different channels to express itself through, channels of obscuration, passion, and anger. That is no Good. It will take time, but the more you are able to create with the generosity energy of your Sun, the happier your life will be. It is so.

Be positive. that is the message of the Sun.

The Art of Timing Part 4.

A method of planetary timing is using planetary hours. Planetary hours are engaging in certain activities while a Planet rules the hour of the day or night.

Here is a brief review of planetary hours:

Saturn: Promotes strength, it is good to start or carry out all activities that require strength during this time, even to have fights or engage in combat. The hour of Saturn is for taking a stone and throwing it into a deep pit, and then building your house on that pit, this house which you will also build out of stone, will never be blown down by the big bad wolf.

Jupiter: Promotes peace, philosophy, love and concord. Thus it is a good time to try and make peace, negotiate contracts, and expand ones boundaries. If you are going to travel or venture, start it during the hour of Jupiter, for he will take you to the furthest reaches of space where you will behold the cool velveteen colors of cosmic nebula that resemble the eyes of Gods. Oh..yes buy a lottery ticket too!

Mars is a good time to be energetic, to engage in movement that requires efforts, to use force, will power, and determination. When you have to fight for an ounce of ground, start your fight when it is the hour of Mars. When it is the hour of Mars slam on the accelerator and crash through the brick wall with your spears, be sure that Rage against the Machine is on, for the time has come to make the bastards see the bloody light, The world and Humanity can no longer be treated this way by the Man.

The Sun is meant to illuminate, to cause brilliance, and to bring fame. Time your activities where you need clarity and genius, where you want to shine, where you want everything you do to be known to others, for the hour of the Sun. You don’t sneak out of the building during the hour of the Sun, because you will be seen by the secretary in the corner who you thought was working hard flipping through the shoes section of the Macy’s website.

The hour of Venus is for enjoyment, this is the time to explore the senses. Go to the art Gallery, walk around the park, write a love poem, start making the chocolate cherry cheesecake to feed to the lucky man or woman who is coming over tonight to taste of the sweet and savory.

The Hour of Mercury is for travelling, exchanging goods, writing and communicating, talking your head off over the phone with your third cousin who you have not seen since the family reunion in 8 years ago, when he drank too much tequila and started talking about the joys of sex in front of your children.

The Hour of the Moon is for sitting down in a hot bath and drinking mint tea with honey in it, then getting out and drying yourself off with egyptian cotton towels while singing Aretha Franklin songs. When the hour of the Moon strikes call your mom and tell her you love her.

When you use the planetary hours in the way indicated you can begin to harmonize with the planetary spirits who are communicating at that time. They are sending out their voices telling us this is the harmony of their particular Opera. If you listen to it your body will start to move like a drum beating in a harmonious rhythm.

The challenge is that this rhythm may feel uncomfortable for you, there are parts of your life that you have probably been ignoring, you are just out of the habit of tunning in with these Gods. You may not be able to spoil yourself, you might be so geared to the message of Mars and Saturn that Venus has long missed you.

When you connect again with your missing gods it will feel good. Your pantheon will be expanding, and your play will become more epic and your soul will begin to shine like a star. This star will really light everyone up.

The point is not that you check the Astrology Hour Clock before you speak or act, rather it is that you begin to see how the gods are speaking to you. They speak from with out and from within, the problem is that we have grown unconscious of these gods and how they speak, so they run you.

You can not be a Hero until you have learned how to listen to the Gods. I want more than anything for you to become a Hero.
Look, the astro sage has the support of the Planetary Hours behind his backPublished during the hour of Jupiter which rules Publishing.

The unchanging archtype

People are often trying to prove astrology…or for that matter disprove astrology. This entirely misses the point of a rich system which can be used to understand our lives and our life path.

At one point I was sitting with H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, who was great and realized man from Old Tibet. A student of his was enthusiastically saying how modern physics was describing the nature of the cosmos and its geometry in a way very similar to the ancient teachings found in the Kangyur and Tengyur (which are the collected words of the Buddha and his commentaries.) The student was very pleased with this and Chagdudpa became angry.

he said…”western science beliefs always changing…Dharma unchanging. No needs making different for other peoples beliefs.”

Through my studies of astrology, I have come to see that there is a certain truth in that which abides here also. The nature of the planets, the nature of aspects, the nature of signs, the nature of houses still hold accurate and powerful meanings after thousands and thousands of years of human culture changing. Science disproves them…they remain relevant. Science proves them through statistical analysis, they remain the same. The archetypes…are unchanging, it is how we approach them, how we choose to believe in them and think about them that is changing. It is us, society and the people that make it that are always trying to reinvent how things are. How things are is consistent and true, no matter how we look at it, try to define it, or prove it. As long as humans are confused about there nature, astrology will never become irrelevant, no matter how much technology and rational science we invent. It fulfills a need in the human psyche to order random events in our lives and experiences. It is noble to study it from different approaches, with different belief systems, but there is no need to justify it by saying that only through scientific proof it will survive. The truth of the archetype will live long beyond our empty efforts at justifying our existence and egos through our small projects doomed to be washed away by endless time. The truth of our true nature, as taught by the great saints will live even beyond those archetype.

Then Chagdudpa looked at me and asked if I thought it would snow. Even though it was June, it snowed that night.

Best Wishes,


Chagdud Tulku
Chagdud Tulku