6 steps to Mental focus

Sept 16 17

Buddhist mindfulness Astrology Tara Greene

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       “If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts,         happiness  follows them like a never-                    departing shadow.”  -The Buddha.




MERCURY and MARS conjunct Sept 16 @ 12:01 pm PDT/ 3:01 pm EDT/ 8:01 pm GMT @ 7+ degrees VIRGO.

MERCURY is in its home sign and extra diligent focussed perfectionist and realistic. MARS is power strength energy competition desire- the warrior. This is a powerful aspect for focusing the mind like a martial arts warrior does. They seem to be capable of accomplishing near impossible feats. Use the combined energies of the personal planets to focus your mind on very specific issues in detail. 

According to an article in Psychology Today 

“The more focused we are, the more successful we can be at whatever we do. And, conversely, the more distracted, the less well we do. This applies across the board: sports, school, career. Focus is the hidden ingredient in excellence.”  writes Dan Goleman Ph.D. in The Brain and Emotional Intelligence.

VIRGO related issues that can be enhanced with this aspect:

Health-especially digestion; career; self-worth; being of service in the world; writing; self-criticism; discipline; cleansing; the environment; responsibility; clarity of mind; accountability. 

The way to work with this perfecting detailed energy if to focus your mind. The Buddhists have been practicing mindfulness for thousands of years. The steps seem simple but do take discipline and practice. It would be helpful to be out in nature if you can. Even in your backyard or in a  park sitting on the ground or leaning with your back against a tree if you live in a big city.  You may want to wear earplugs to drown out distracting noises.

Here are 6 steps for the 6th sign to help you.

  1. Take your cell phone off your body. It should be 12 feet away from you ideally as it puts out harmful EMF waves.  
  2. Begin to focus on your breath. Breathe naturally from your belly or diaphragm. You can place your hands on your belly to feel its outward expansion. As you breathe in slowly count to four. Hold for 1 count then contract your stomach muscles lightly and release your breath slowly through your mouth to the count of four. Don’t force anything.  Just concentrate on the natural flow of your breath. 

3. Repeat. If your mind wanders off in thought just notice that your mind has wandered off without judgment and bring it back to your breath. Let any trains of thought go by releasing them. You may want to visualize the letting go in a mental picture. Then bring your focus back to your breath. Keep your mind quiet just being aware of your breath. If your mind wanders off again over and over. That’s Ok it takes practice to quiet the mind. 

4. Notice the rise and fall of your chest as your lungs expand. As you continue this practice you will start to feel clearer and calmer from the increased oxygen in your blood. Try doing this for just one minute. It’s difficult because we have so much information going through our heads and around us all the time.  Keep doing this practice for at least 10 minutes. 

5. Choose a subject that you’d like to focus on. See this issue in clarity as you would like it to be. Visualize it in as much detail as possible. If it’s your health visualize your body in glowing health. See all the cells alive with energy. It’s best to focus on your bodies feelings of how it would feel to be healthy or successful or helping the world by cleaning up the environment or by being at peace or whatever your topic us.

6. If you ‘ve been meditating for awhile you can also ask to see what it is you are needing to perfect or to be of service to or what your body mind and spirit need right now. Take your time. Write down or record how you felt how your mind wandered off and what you saw. 

Use this to start a regular meditation/ mindfulness practice. You can also keep a log or journal of your progress. 

Use this aspect well. I will be meditating too. 

The other side of this aspect is extreme nitpickiness; criticism; worry; digestion upsets and issues; the body feedback will be loud and clear; wars of words and big debates. 

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Virgo New Moon,6 healing tips

These are very stressful times at this Virgo New Moon. New Moons are always new beginnings. Virgo is earth, practicality, information and  health.  We need to stay grounded, healthy and embodied now. 

Virgo, is the earth sign most associated with HEALTH, natural medicine, digestion, using her harvest of natural medicinal plants.

New Moon is at 10:13 am EDT Aug 25. For the 6th sign, here’s  six simple yet effective health tips to launch at the New Moon. Try for 30 days.

1. Walk in Nature

Go barefoot. Connect with Mother earth directly. Commune with the plants, flowers, trees, bees, butterflies.You yourself are earth.

2. Walking meditations

Practice by walking consciously,simply watching your breath and  being present in the moment. Quiet the mental chatter of the inner critic which Virgo is infamous for.  


As you walk slowly and quiet the mind focus only on your breathing. It becomes natural, simply breathe deeply. With every breath say- “I am breathing  in the natural healing energies with every step I take.” repeat with each step.

4. Listen to your body

Focus your attention from the bottoms of your feet throughout your body. Be very tuned into any felt sense of any energy being “off.” Like the famous Grail legend, ask your body  “what ails it”  and it will always respond. Just ask and listen. Virgo rules the body/mind connection. 

5. Create new natural eating plans

Eat to live, not live to eat. Virgo rules the upper intestine and it’s their weak point. Create a new diet and menu plan for this month. Change your ratio of vegetables to over 40%. The more raw veggies the better. Eat UNprocessed everything. Almost everything in the grocery store is processed. No microwaving at all. Eat  organic food. Eliminate fried, overly fatty, dairy and wheat. No red meat. No fast foods. Eat more whole and simply prepared foods that are easily digestible. You’ll feel the difference.

6. Prayer and mantras

Prayer is an age-old remedy for healing. Say prayers for those who are ill, Virgo loves to be of service. Pray to the Medicine Buddha. A Tibetan Buddha whose Sanskrit name is the origin of the word doctor- Physician.

Focus on the Medicine Buddha. His healing energy is also in the deep blue color like space.  

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Medicine Buddha  mantra – phonetically in Tibetan

(Tad-ya-ta) Om Bay-kan-dze, Bey-kan-dze

Ma-ha Bey-kan-dze

Ra-dza  Sum-gah-tay

Swo-ha  – video link below

Virgo’s are perfectionists and workaholics so another task is 


The PLUTO In VIRGO  generation

Born in 1957-1972 they are very aware of the environment and cleaning up the mess. Notice the earth around you. What can you do to help- is the environment dirty, polluted, noisy, too much concrete, cell phone towers? What can you do to help the earth heal. Frakking, and GMO foods are also dangers. You and the environment are the same. You are what you eat and you are your environment.


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