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SCAHeraldry - Bird Postures

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Protective Talisman Chart. Tibet. 1700s. At the top center is Manjushri, holding an upraised sword in the right hand and a lotus stem to the heart with the left, the blossom supporting the Prajnaparamita book. Manjushri, the patron bodhisattva of astrology is seated on a lotus in vajra posture surrounded by a blue and orange nimbus. The central image is a yellow tortoise lying on the back with limbs extended holding staves with impaled corpses. At the center of the round belly is a circle of…

Protective Talisman Chart. Tibet. 1700s. At the top center is Manjushri, holding an upraised sword in the right hand and a lotus stem to the heart with the left, the blossom supporting the Prajnaparamita book. Manjushri, the patron bodhisattva of astrology is seated on a lotus in vajra posture surrounded by a blue and orange nimbus. The central image is a yellow tortoise lying on the back with limbs extended holding staves with impaled corpses. At the center of the round belly is a circle of…

Painting of an astrological chart, made in Rajasthan, mid 19th century.  The chart is composed of a circle with Mount Meru and an ocean in the centre and four auspicious animals in the corners. Diagrams of letters and numerals are arranged within the circle.

Painting of an astrological chart, made in Rajasthan, mid 19th century. The chart is composed of a circle with Mount Meru and an ocean in the centre and four auspicious animals in the corners. Diagrams of letters and numerals are arranged within the circle.

Tibet, Pigments on cloth, Rubin Museum of Art  C2006.71.12, HAR65765 This 15-foot-long vertical astrological handscroll contains more than a 100 charts and illustrations from the Svarodaya Tantra, a text describing astrological practices such as magic, divination, horoscopes, numerology, healing, and medicine. It is said to have Shaivite origins in Kashmir and entered Tibet from Jumla in western Nepal during the 13thc. This text reached the height of its popularity in Tibet during the…

Tibet, Pigments on cloth, Rubin Museum of Art C2006.71.12, HAR65765 This 15-foot-long vertical astrological handscroll contains more than a 100 charts and illustrations from the Svarodaya Tantra, a text describing astrological practices such as magic, divination, horoscopes, numerology, healing, and medicine. It is said to have Shaivite origins in Kashmir and entered Tibet from Jumla in western Nepal during the 13thc. This text reached the height of its popularity in Tibet during the…

Tibetan Buddhist Thangka for Mo (divination) involving Manjushri the Bodhisattva of Wisdom.

Tibetan Buddhist Thangka for Mo (divination) involving Manjushri the Bodhisattva of Wisdom.

My Sun sign is operation (Virgo), Moon sign is privacy (Pisces), Rising is death (Scorpio)... What's yours?

Tibetan Astrological Thangka  Srid pa ho (Divination Chart). Tibet, late twentieth century. Paint on cloth.

Tibetan Astrological Thangka Srid pa ho (Divination Chart). Tibet, late twentieth century. Paint on cloth.

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