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Current Planetary Positions

Sun 27° Virgo 16' 51"
Moon 03° Aquarius 34' 38"
Mercury 26° Virgo 36' 42"
Venus 06° Scorpio 41' 51"
Mars 02° Aquarius 15' 18"
Jupiter 20° Scorpio 09' 24"
Saturn 02° Capricorn 41' 55"
Uranus 01° Taurus 49' 43" R
Neptune 14° Pisces 44' 13" R
Pluto 18° Capricorn 47' 06" R
Chiron 00° Aries 15' 33" R
TrueNode 04° Leo 44' 49"

Body Training

Fasting: The astrological correlations

Fasting is one of the most powerfully efficient ways to make fast (no pun intended!)progress toward mastering the mind-body connection. In this video I explain the astrological correlations:

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Saturn and work, practice, and especially………..repetition

 

A brief audio file in which I talk about the connection(s) of Saturn to work, practice and repetition.

 

The astrology of posture

 

In astrology, posture, a straight-upright spine is most closely associated to Saturn. The strength and character that results is Sun ruled. This is an example of using the power of Saturn-proactively in a very intelligent and positive way. In fact, one could go further and say that there is no better work than striving to be upright.  This will not only immediately connect one to confidence and  strength but also to purpose. Saturn acting in it’s best and most positive role, as a minister to the Sun.

Posture

 

Being upright is one of the best ways to promote presence by way of a strong and correct relationship to the present moment.  Upright posture promotes wakefulness, consciousness and strength. It also “self transmits” a message of responsibility and mastery that is very helpful. Arguably it is the first step as well as the prime directive in any plan to connect to one’s best self. It represents the beginning but also the middle and the final destination on the road to awakening.

 

As Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki said:

 

…. To take this posture itself is the purpose of our practice. When you have this posture, you have the right state of mind, so there is no need to try to attain some special state.

 

.The state of mind that exists when you sit in the right posture is, itself, enlightenment.

 

…..In this posture there is no need to talk about the right state of mind. You already have it.

 

…..So try always to keep the right posture, not only when you practice zazen, but in all your activities. Take the right posture when you are driving your car, and when you are reading. If you read in a slumped position, you cannot stay awake long. Try. You will discover how important it is to keep the right posture. This is the true teaching.