The Dog Days
The story of Alexander the Great and his encounter with his Astrologers is probably the most fascinating and impactful thought provoking tale ever told. The great conqueror queried his astrologers as to when he would die. The chief astrologer told him that when the sun turns to gold, and the earth turns to iron would be the time of his passing. Alexander was thrilled because he knew that it would be ages before any such like conditions could manifest. After conquering most of the known world at that time, he was heading home. As he rode through the desert westward towards Persia, he suffered a severe attack of malaria. He became weakened. Although he tried to ride further it was of no use. His chief minister took off his coat of iron mail chain and laid it on the sand for Alexander to lie upon. He also held his shield over Alexander to shade him from the scorching sun. At this point Alexander looked up and was reminded of the Astrologers prediction. The shield was decorated with stripes of gold, and Alexander found himself lying on a bed of iron and the sun overhead had turned to gold. He lamented that he was such a fool for rejoicing with what the astrologers had told him. His physicians told him that he was lying at deaths door. Alexander first offered half his kingdom, and finally offered everything that he had if someone could prolong his life so that he could have one more glimpse of his mother. Apparently he cried like a baby when he realized that it was all over. As told in the book, Tales of the Mystic East, a wandering saint happened by and spoke to Alexander’s chief minister. He said, “what a pity that your master has thrown his life away for nothing”.
Emperors before whom strong armed kings did meekly bow their heads in countless numbers; who possessed great elephants with golden trappings, proud and painted with brilliant colours; millions of horses swifter than the wind, which bounded o’er the world; What mattered is how mighty were these Emperors? All at the last went hence with nothing, bare of foot. (Guru Gobind Singh)
Likened to Alexander’s plight, we waste the days and our precious breath chasing after name and fame, women and gold, only to realize too late in the game, that we leave out of here unhappy and distraught with no inner direction or guidance as to what to do. In essence, it is imperative that we search and pray for a true Sant Guru that can bring us across the bottomless oceans and terrifying seas to the home of our origin, high above the earthly realm and stars, universes, cosmos, etc. Don’t be fooled. We are the aliens, and we are the immigrants, and we truly need a competent guide to get us home after millions of years of exile.
MARCH 21 – April 19
The month starts off with a bang, hopefully not literally. It will pay dividends to use caution though as Mars and Uranus square off throughout August and September. On the positive side you may discover new pathways to old problems, along with a fresh start and heightened awareness.
April 20 – May 21
Read Aries as the message will fit with your sign as well. Everything is in the throes of change. Of course when Taurus hears the word ‘change’ all the alarm bells go off. How about you meet your new love, and move across the country to be with him/her? Everything and anything is a possibility now.
May 22 – June 20
Circle August 5, as a special day, so make plans to accommodate that. Venus casts positive energy throughout the month, and your creative and artistic ability gets a boost. Lord Mercury also casts a good vibe all month allowing you to dig deep into your projects.
June 21 – July 22
August will be a month of sifting and sorting through your value system as to what is real and what is of most importance. Health, relationships and finance are the key issues or concerns.The universe is asking that you eliminate whatever is unworthy or unhealthy in your life.
July 23 – August 22
A solar eclipse takes place on August 11, indicating a time in which special circumstances can develop or manifest now. There is much to be considered and much to be decided this month. Take your time, and move slowly as there is an element of sudden events taking place.
August 23 – September 22
We’re forever spinning the web of destiny by our thoughts and actions. Now the past looms into the present for correction and payment. You have an excellent opportunity to gets yourself on track, and in a good groove. Thoughts are things, and they have wings. Kindness, consideration, and caring is what is needed.
September 23 – October 22
Your ruler Venus visits Libra, and she squares off with Saturn in the first half of the month. Venus is about values, ethics and fairness, love and equality. It’s time to sort it all out, and get real with what will make you happy, and bring peace of mind.
October 23 – November 21
Career and home sectors are strongly activated this month, so you can expect lots of action regarding those topics. Jupiter sits in the middle of your sign, and brings the highest and most lofty energy your way. Don’t waste this precious time on frivolous things. Party later, work hard now.
November 22 – December 21
My Guru taught us to let the wild flower grow in the dark, and when ready shows its beauty to the world. This is your time to do your internal work, as you move towards perfection, peace and happiness. It may not be easy, but Sagittarius is never a wilting flower.
December 22 – January 19
Nobody likes to drink the Castor’s oil, but we’re all relieved when the illness passes by. Now it’s time for you to take the medicine that brings the cure, along with a healthy, wholesome lifestyle carved out of wisdom and experience. Move towards nature, and natural living.
January 20 – February 19
Read Cappy as it pertains to you as well. Somethings are amiss, and some elements of your life may be disturbed. The universe is offering up a time in which you can reset your compass, and get on the right track. It’s been gnawing at you for a long time now.
February 20 – March 20
The full moon on August 26, will illuminate the pathway ahead for you. Lord Jupiter casts his protective and uplifting energy your way as well. Pay attention to your dreams, and do not ignore your intuition, as it is very strong now. In the midst of your ministering and compassion for everyone else, please remember to care for yourself.