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Delicate

Delicate

This vivid hibiscus grew in my front yard.

Unfortunately the tree has died since but

this photo I took is a testament to the loveliness

of the flowers this tree produced.

The beauty of nature is a spiritual wonder.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Be Happy Clip



A beautiful clip on finding and nurturing your inner happiness. Truly lovely!

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Vicar of Dibley-The Christmas Lunch Incident 1/5



A bit of fun and humour for the festive season! Hope you enjoy it!

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you have a safe and happy Christmas and a joyful, successful, healthy, love-filled 2012!
warmest wishes,
Sarina Damen - Spiritual Counsellor, Life Coach, Personal Development Teacher and Author
www.sarinadamen.com

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wishing you a very happy and safe Festive Season!




Nothing says have a Happy Festive Season more than a cute gang of singing dogs with their rendition of "Jingle Bells"!! Hope this brings a smile to your face! :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A beautiful clip that will probably touch your heart!



This video, and the beautiful message it conveyed, made me cry with happiness. The fact that one thoughtful deed can start a domino-effect of goodness. If we all practice this idea of sharing and consideration, we are likely to heal our world, one small considerate act at a time!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Studies show human emotions alter molecules!



This is an extraordinary clip revealing studies on how emotions can actually affect the structure of molecules. Negative emotions and thoughts cause a breaking down of the molecules integrity, leaving them looking like brownish sludge, while positive thoughts and emotions help to enhance the molecules structure, leaving them looking similar to snowflakes!! Each positively enhanced molecule appear to have a central point, which possibly allows the energy/chi/prana/life force to channel through more effectively. These studies were done on water molecules and considering out body is about 70% water, adopting a more positive attitude will certainly benefit our body and health, as well as our state of mind.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Two Seahorses - Soul Friends



All living beings have souls. Here we see two soul friends, who happen to be seahorses, expressing their love and friendship for each other, entwined and moving together in gentle unison. This is truly beautiful!

Friday, December 9, 2011

"The Journey Home" and the Legend of White Eagle



The Journey Home and the Legend of White Eagle features inspirational imagery and beautiful Native American music that conveys the mystery and beauty of the transition to "before life".

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Zodiac Forecasts for 2012


Check out the forecasts for your star sign in 2012 (courtesy of Moonslipper)


2012: Transforming the World
2012 is believed by many to be the year marking the shift of the Ages - specifically, leaving the Age of Pisces behind and touching off the Age of Aquarius. As the song goes, some believe there will be "sympathy and understanding, brotherhood and peace abounding."

Others believe that 2012 will bring natural disasters and chaos of all types, marking the end of the world as we know it. So, should you worry? No.

Chances are that neither of these extremes will occur. However, 2012 will bring major changes in human consciousness. On January 1, Venus, planet of love, and Neptune, planet of humanity, will be passing through Aquarius - and this could bring a new cycle full of hope, peace, and visions for the future. Natives of each of the Four Elements - Fire, Earth, Air, and Water - will have a different experience as the year unfolds and planets transit.

Natives of Fire Signs - Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius - will be the movers and shakers. Aries will be the leaders and innovators. If changes need to be made in any department of life, Rams will be leading the charge, organizing various groups to keep fresh ideas coming. Leos are the ones who will actually give form to these ideas, through the arts and new inventions. Sagittarians are the visionaries, those who work hard to turn ideals into reality and make sure that the results are useful and positive.

Aries 2012

General
If the past few years haven't been all that great, Aries, take heart. On New Year's Eve, the Moon conjoins Uranus, planet of luck, in your sign. Both these planets connect with Venus, planet of love and money.

Don't waste any time wondering what your lucky breaks might be. With Uranus, you can expect the unexpected. Whatever comes your way will be something that will bring hope, happiness, good fortune - and relief!

Your luck won't fizzle out as the year crawls forward, either. By midsummer, Venus will be conjunct Jupiter, so both your finances and your love life will still be going strong.

The only real difficulty that you might find frustrating is the position of Saturn, planet of obstacles and delays, in Libra opposing your sign. Don't be too disappointed if your good fortune doesn't happen right away. The karmic lesson of Saturn is patience, and that's just what Aries needs to learn the most.

Peace and tranquillity are predicted for you this year. Much of your efforts and projects that have been put in the back-burner shall come to the fore-ground this year. Take ample time to prune unwanted persons, things and ideas from your life this year. The pace of your life might slacken a bit but do not lose hope. Slow and steady always wins the race. This year is likely to give you more freedom, particularly in relationships and career areas.

Your energy levels would wax and wane throughout the year 2012. Emotions and sensitivity might run high for most of the period. Do try to keep your anger under wraps as venting it out might land you in serious problems. Keep communications to a medium level keeping out unwarranted calls as trouble might lurk around.

Career
Your career field remains uneventful for most part of the year but for the last quarter. You shall learn to evolve from your mistakes. A change in career course or some chances for higher education or research is also on the anvil. Artists are likely to get a beating rather than encouragement this year. You stand to get better in your relationship with authorities and peers in your work-place.

Finances
Find out the ways that would lead you into a state of financial security this year. The planets forecast you some luck and fortune in the financial area but do not expect a windfall. This is the apt time to make a change in your business ventures or services field. Better cash flow is predicted throughout the year, though occasional crunches canoe be ruled out. Be ready to show case your talents if it might fetch you better financial returns. Profits are likely if you pitch in hard work and practise humility to all extent.

Love
Your love life shall see a more calm and peaceful phase after the turbulent periods of last year. Forget the past and live in the present. It has a lot to offer in your love and relationship arena. Channel your feelings and romance in the best possible way. Intense passion is predicted for the last half of the year as far as your relationships are concerned. Exchange your views and likes with clarity with your partner if already in a relationship. Open up as this year offers much positive scope. Give way for your desires as well and do not always yield to the whims and fancies of your partner. Do not act in haste as this year is a period which calls for much introspection as far as relationships are concerned.

Health
Health is likely to go on a roller -coaster ride, at the peak in one time and touching the bottom of the rock the other instant. Your emotional and mental make-up has a lot to play in this time. The first quarter of the year shall see you in the pink of health. But the last quarter might call in for unwanted medical issues and expenditure. Do not push yourself too much into personal and professional work and take time to take a break which goes a long way in wishing you better health. For all Horoscope 2012 Aries.


TAURUS 2012
Are you hoping for a better year than previous ones, Taurus? This year, chances are you'll finally get your wish. On New Year's Day, Jupiter, planet of joy and happiness, will be in your sign, and will remain there for six months.

Jupiter usually foretells good fortune, and this could involve love, money, health, and many good friends - new and old. Taurus is a good-natured sign, and enjoys the company of friends, but this year, you'll have more to celebrate than is usual!

If part of your good fortune involves money, be careful not to spend it all in one place. Open an investment or savings account. Check out the stock market, but don't simply assume that money is your only gift from Jupiter.

You could run into a dear friend, you could decide to go on a trip, or you could start taking lessons of some kind. All of these have potential to lead to amazing developments. By the end of the year, you'll have more confidence, be more content with your life, and could be making ambitious plans for the future.

Much changes had been experienced by you in the past one year, that you have to go in for many reworks and revamps on your life. This is the apt time for you to go for the same. You would come out unscathed periods as good tidings are ahead. Do not be a scatter-brain, instead focus on one thing at a time and come out with flying colors. Long term projects might meet with impediments but do not lose hope and heart. There is plenty of time ahead. It is yours for the asking.

Career
Much improvement is predicted in your career field for the year 2012. It does not mean that it would be a path of roses. En-route you have to untangle lots of knots. Try your level best if you want to have a change of position or job. Because the year is much favourable for this. Channel and focus your energy into the proper channels, that you can advance into a much favourable territory, much to the surprise and chagrin of your peers.

Finance
This year shall bring in more opportunity for you to make money. Develop strategies that shall help you to buy your dream home or vehicle this year. Certain financial constraints need to be done in order for your goals to be attained. A budget that is free from all sorts of tensions would be prepared for the eyar ahead. Double-check all your financial plans before leaping ahead.

Love
Your love life is in for better stability this year after much humdrum of the yester-years. Do make sure that your desires and wishes are met by your partner. Make all efforts to get you more closer and intimate with your other half. Your relationship shall have a constructive growth this year. Those unmarried shall see the necessity to get into a relationship at the earliest this year. Do take some time off from your works to spend quality time with your loved one. Better communication would be the key to a lasting relationship for you.

Health
Better management of your time with respect to exercises and work is needed this year. Your change of lifestyle might bring in tiredness and a loss of energy levels. Hence it is essential that a balance is found out here. Beware not to deplete your reserve energy levels. Avoid unwanted food stuffs that add nothing but calories. Do take some

GEMINI 2012
If any sign has sufficient ingenuity to get through hard times without any major suffering, it's Gemini. Gemini has quick eyes and a quick mind, and its natives are among the cleverest of the Zodiac. Whatever challenges come your way, you usually find a quick and easy solution so that you can get back to your projects.

Routine is pretty much foreign to Geminis. They like to seek out the unusual, bizarre, and unexpected - and in 2012, they'll certainly see a lot of it!

Gemini thrives on change, and seeks out unique experiences. As a Gemini, you don't mind taking chances that would freak out other signs. Some Geminis drive others crazy. They're adamant about a certain idea one day, and the next day they're already bored to tears. This year, however, most Geminis will thrive on all the changes going on in 2012. Boredom may go the way of the dinosaurs - especially if a Gemini happens to be your best friend.

The year 2012 would be an eventful year for the Geminis. New ventures take shape with new ideas and new goals in life. You would be coming out of your shell and shall venture into unknown territories with renewed vigor and strength. Variety shall spice up your life this year. Relationships need utmost dedication for the year. Certain compromises ought to be made in your personal and professional life this year.

Career
Peace and tranquillity are forecast in your professional field this year. It would be a calm after the wild tempest that happened last year in this area of your life. Take stock of your present situation and plan what is to be done in future for better rewards. The middle of the year shall see you enter into a new phase of your career path. Financially it would be a rewarding year ahead from your career point of view.

Finance
The year 2012 shall begin on a positive note as far as your finances are concerned. Some pessimistic approach is advised for betterment. Consolidation of your financials is on the way hence you need not worry much about your future in money. Learn to balance your expenditure and savings to sail smoothly this year in the financial ocean.

Love
It would be a passionate year of 2012 for Geminis. You feel an urge to be loved but you need to love as well. Your emotions needs to be caged up for quite some time. Patience would be the keyword here. Your moods and emotional needs are to be kept under lock and key. Avoid all sorts of conflicts in relationships and wait for reciprocal actions from the other side, instead you always doing the thing. Single ones have maple time to meet their ideal man or woman in life. You shall get the opportunity of getting to know more about your partner this year. Of course, there would be certain errors in your relationships but do not give way for negative feelings.

Health
Your health is likely to get some negative aspects this year of 2012. Physical and mental strain is forecast hence do not hesitate to take a break or relax when time and finances permit. Artistic pursuits can be engaged to let the steam out. Rejuvenate, revamp and refresh your inner and outer self for a healthier you in year 2012.

CANCER 2012
Have you been freaking out over the world economy, or even the local job market? If you have a family, you may find you're especially worried because your situation may go up and down in 2012. One day you seem to be doing well, and the next day an accident necessitates a major expenditure.

Cancers, however, have a way of blowing things all out of proportion, and so what you think is a major disaster may only require a small effort to set straight. So, don't leap to negative conclusions.

The New Moon in Cancer falls on July 19, so if there are going to be any major upheavals in your life - moving, starting a new job, or establishing a new commitment, setting a big personal goal - this is the right time period to do it.

You'll be a lot happier in 2012. No matter how bad things have been, this year will be different. Go with the flow and make the most of the transition. Enjoy the good times, and keep in mind that the bad times won't really be that bad. Things work out for the best when all is said and done.

Major changes in your relationships are in store for the year 2012. Some of your near ones are likely to dfit apart leaving you in shatters. But avoid depending on others and rise and shine. Peace and calm shall prevail then in your life. Towards the middle of the year you may need to take an important decision in life related to personal and professional life of yours. If single you might meet the ideal partner. But beware of foxes in sheep’s clothing. New ideas of all sorts take shape this year. Keep your cool, and enter into actions to meet your plans. Success in legal processes are predicted for this year.

Career
Much effort and commitment would be needed this year for good results in your professional front. Unavoidable difficulties shall come from nowhere leaving you in tenterhooks. Confidence in yourself shall help you to ward off any negative effects in the career side. You would pursue your long fought ambitions with renewed vigor and strength. Reveal your inherent talents to the workforce. The first half of the year would be very much exhausting while the latter half shall see you off sailing smoothly.

Finance
Finances shall take a good shape for you this year. Maintain your financial balance in a sensible way. An increase of income flow is assured but make sure you do not put all your eggs in one basket. Instead, diversify your portfolio. You can go in for some artistic pursuits for augmenting your finances for this year. It would give you the much needed mental and financial satisfaction in life. The second half of the year shall see a fall in your debt levels which would be a great moral booster for you.

Love
Much peace and tranquillity shall prevail in your love front for the year of 2012. Stability in relationships is also guaranteed. Your ideals in relationships shall be met during this period. Be free to open up your heart to your loved one, be frank and try to understand the feelings of your partner. This is the apt time to clear any clouds of doubts in your relationship. Generally an average year as far as love and relationships are concerned for Cancers.

Health
You are assured great energy levels for the year ahead. There would be a stability in your moods which had been deviating last year quite a bit. This would give you mental and physical health on a positive note. Take a resolution to cut down in bad habits that had been haunting you for the last few years. Concentrate on your works and take good care of your health.


LEO 2012
2012 should be a banner year for you, Leo. On January 1, the Moon conjunct Uranus in Aries and Mercury will be in Sagittarius. This forms a Grand Fire Trine in your chart, so you have an advantage that other signs don't have.

You're feeling inspired, doing your best to reach your most cherished goals, and planning a future that will bring good fortune your way. You can do it if you stick by your guns. Avoid temptation (aka, distractions)!

August 17 marks the New Moon in Leo, and you're probably making ambitious plans for the rest of the year. Be careful, however. Mars is conjunct Saturn on the same day, which could mean obstacles and delays. Even if you have to go slowly, whatever you're hoping for is apt to succeed. It might take longer to come to fruition, but remember the old adage: better late than never!

Renewed energy levels are predicted for you this year which shall help you to achieve your long sought after gaols in life. Your creative talents shall come to the forefront this year. Your wishes and aspirations shall materialize. You ought to make some major sacrifices for family or home sake. Take life as it comes by and live it simply in a positive sense. Some laziness might set in during the last quarter of the year. But beware that only strong actions shall give good rewards in life.

Career
Much orientation would be seen in your career front this year. Though personal problems might drag your feet, you shall come out with good colors in the professional field for this period. Teamwork shall suit you well this time unlike the last few years. Be sure that you do not enter into loggerheads with authorities and peers in work place. The last quarter of the year shall bring profits much to your suprise. New agreements and contracts can be signed during this period.

Finance
Savings shall be your keyword for the year of 2012. It would come in handy during a rainy day. Prepare a balanced budget and make sure you stick to it. Profits are predicted for the year 2012, only if some audacity is practised. Some legal or career issues might make a dent in your purse during the middle of the year, hence beware. The end of the year shall see you in good spirits as far as your financial standing is concerned.

Love
Do not chew more than you can bite. Do not venture into relationship with whoever passes by. Communicate your desires to your partner in the right sense. Some difficulties would be encountered en-route this year as far relationships are concerned. Many sensual and intense moments in your relationship are forecast for the year ahead. The first quarter of the year shall bring in luck if you are single and in search of an ideal partner. If already into a contract, then some tensions are forecast. But that would soon pass off as the passing wind.

Health
You need to maintain a balanced lifestyle for goodness in health this year. Else something bad might strike you any moment as you had in the previous few years. Of course, you need to enjoy the pleasures of the world, but let it be minimal. Do try your level best to maintain your shape and weight this year. The last quarter of the year shall see you in good health and cheer. Take ample time for rest, sleep and exercises for a more healthier you.


VIRGO 2012
You, Virgo, can expect your bank account to grow in 2012! At the start of the year, Jupiter, planet of abundance, will be in Taurus, the sign of money, connecting with Mars, planet of action, in your sign of work. And finally, the Sun and Pluto, planet of wealth, are both in Capricorn, the sign ruling business - forming a Grand Earth Trine. Since you're a clever and conscientious worker, you're apt to complete some important projects - and move on to even better ones.

On September 6, there will be another Grand Earth trine, and September 16 brings a New Moon in your sign. Whether or not you're satisfied with your present situation, your circumstances are going to get better. This is partly because the economy is starting to recover, and also because your planets are creating better prospects for you. Whatever you've been hoping for, you'll be able to create it - and perhaps even more.

This year shall see to that your creative abilities are expose to the outside world. Express yourself as better as possible because this is the time to showcase your abilities. Some painful results can also be expected. But do not lose your cool. Work hard, put in all your efforts and you shall get positive energy in a rewarding way. Make efforts to improve your lifestyle. Be optimistic this year and try to avoid all sorts of nervousness and negativity that might creep in now and then. Do not get along with those who are likely to cause some discord in your life.

Career
Do learn to appreciate your hard work in the career field this year. Your efforts shall be giving tangible results this year. Decide precisely what is to be done for some betterment in your professional field and plunge into action. Strategic planning shall help you in this aspect. Let your ambitions and actions come to the forefront. Avoid wasting your time on unyielding projects. Instead focus on the commercial ones that might fetch you good returns as the year moves by.

Finance
Be cautious of your expenditure, avoid not to be much extravagant with life. Manage your finances well so that you do not land up in difficult situations. Avoid all unnecessary impulses to spend money. Take careful decisions and do not overspend. Ask yourself if something is needed or not more than one time before entering into a buying spree. The first quarter of the year shall fetch good returns. Towards the end of the year, some high value purchases are on the cards.

Love
Your love life shall get more stabilized this year after much fluidity of the last few years. Circumstances might ask you to doubt your relationships but do not heed to them. Assert your position to your partner and do not yield in completely. Open up your heart and soul, crush the strong wall that developed between you and your partner. Make all efforts to plough inroads into your partners heart this year.

Health
Take the year 2012 by its horns. It would be an eventful year loaded with high spirits and energy for Virgo natives. Take care that the limits of your health activities are not exceeded. Keep yourself engaged in some activity or the other. Mobility is the keyword for you this year. This year could help you to recuperate after some harsh health issues from the yester years.

LIBRA 2012
Libra is the sign of balance, and natives of this sign have a reputation for being exceedingly fair with everyone. They have impeccable manners, and they have excellent, refine taste. This year, however, Saturn - planet of obstacles and delays - will be passing through your sign, and the frustration you may have to experience could drive you bonkers. This is perhaps a necessary challenge. Sometimes it strengthens your resolve to go through some hard times.

Libra thrives on social occasions, and they are polite and charming with just about everyone. Yet when things don't go quite the way they want, it may take every ounce of effort to keep up their good spirits. Libra has the ability to understand highly charged emotional situations and find a way to be fair to everyone involved. For this reason, Libras often make good lawyers, as well as writers and artists. Anything involving balance is ruled by this sign - including moderation and objectivity

Life would be much happier, contented and lighter for Libras this year of 2012. You would be empowered by much freedom than before this period. Concentrate on your inner-self and do some spiritual rejuvenation. New relationships are likely to come into your life this season. Peace and harmony shall prevail for most of the year. Financial and legal entanglements are forecast for the year, hence beware of the consequences. Deadlines and resolutions shall not be met and shall go with the wind.

Career
More scope for growth and achievement in your career field are forecast for the year of 2012. But be cautious not to spend much of your energy on the same. Go slowly, meeting one deadline at a time. Some high risk ventures are to be taken care with caution and ease. New contracts and agreements are likely to be signed in your favour this period. Teamwork shall do well and take your creativity to new heights. Make sure your give in a major share of your effort to any task that comes by the way.

Finance
Stability in your financial field is forecast for the year of 2012. However make sure you do not heed to unwanted expenditure in life. Of course, some expenses related to health issues for family members might hinder your financial development, but this cannot be avoided. Some spending might be needed for revamping your house or wardrobe. Do have a long term vision for your finances. Invest careful avoiding all types of speculative deals. The end of the year shall see you in a comfortable financial position than the year before.

Love
Your love life would see calm and settled waters this year of 2012. Whatever that happened last year can be taken as a warning signal in your love life. Take time to understand the moves, likes and dislikes of your partner. In that way, you can control your emotions and desires. If frustrations and loss of partner comes on the way do not lose your heart. It is just a passing phase of your love life. Avoid impatience of all sorts for this year. If already into a relationship this year shall see a more matured you as far as relationships are concerned.

Health
The first half of the year shall see you in good health and cheer. You are predicted with renewed energy and a positive spark in life. Indulge in some pleasurable activities but make sure you do not overdo the same. Do pat yourself on the back then and now to comfort your inner self that you are on the right health track. Some aches, pains, minor illnesses are forecast for the last quarter of 2012. Keep yourself going despite the hindrances.

SCORPIO 2012

If you're one of the lucky ones who have investments or savings, Scorpio, you could already be ahead, recession or no recession. While too many of your friends and family members are frantically counting their pennies, your present lifestyle is only slightly less than it once was.

Still, there are other matters that need to be dealt with. Perhaps a tree in your yard is dying or an unexpected accident happens. For this, you're going to need help.

The New Moon in Scorpio falls on November 13, so you can expect some interesting new developments around this time. You could move to a new house, start a new job, or, if you're single, start a new love relationship.

Deep down inside, you're concocting new possibilities, such as starting your own business or selling an innovative concept to an entrepreneur. Changes can be good for you - even if they don't work out as originally planned.

New projects and ideas shall take wings in this year of 2012. You shall pass through a new phase of your life and would be relieved of issues that had been haunting you for the past few years or months. You shall be able to enjoy much freedom in your life like never before. Much important decisions regarding career and personal life ought to be taken this year, hence take wise counsel in this regard. Do not remain idle or become lazy. This is just a passing phase and time once lost cannot be regained. Therefore put good use of the time you have in your hand this year to your utter fulfilment.

Career
Much struggle and moments of impatience are forecast in your career field for the year of 2012. You need a change imminently. Your competitive spirit shall come to the fore in this area during this period. If looking for a change of course, the second half of the year shall help you to achieve the same. Concentrate on the area of your interest and come out with flying colors. Help from authorities and peers would be a boon for you this year.

Finance

Better financial stability is forecast for you in the year 2012. More financials means are likely to come on your way this particular period of time. Be clear with all your financial transactions and let everything be transparent in this aspect. Else you would be at the mercy of the taxmen. Your honesty would certainly pay in the long term. Some luck and fortune is in store for you this year. Some high value purchases are predicted during the first quarter of the year.

Love
Stormy sessions are predicted in your love life for the year. Make sure your bond with partner remains intact despite the problems ahead. If not into a relationship, speak up your mind and settle down with your ideal partner for life. But choosing remains a difficult task as also settling down in a comfortable relationship. Live fully in the present and let the future take its own course. You would be able to explore new territories in romance and emotions this year.

Health
Your energy levels and actions would be on a high during the course of the year 0212.Make sure you concentrate and focus your energy on one common goal, to stay healthy. You need to exercise much restraint in your lifestyle. Make sure that you take a balanced diet, take good exercises and practise healthy habits. Mental health also need to be taken care with caution. Here’s to a healthier you in 2012.

SAGITTARIUS 2012
As always, Sag, your curiosity is boundless. And you're probably wondering what is going to happen to you throughout 2012. Well, for one thing, you may do a lot of traveling. You like to go on adventures, especially to places where you have never been - yet! There is a possibility that you'll do a lot of travelling for your employer - and this should suit you just fine! If you have a family, however, you might want to curtail your business trips. Your boss should understand.

There is also a chance that you might return to school, perhaps to increase your knowledge in some area you've wanted to learn more about. This might involve your current job, or it could be that you've discovered a fascination with a new field and you'll want to learn as much as possible about it.

There is no doubt that you'll do well in this new field - but within a certain amount of time, you'll discover something else. You thrive on learning no matter what the subject. Let your intellectual interests guide you this year

Your life would be free from difficulties unlike the last year. You stand to gain much in terms of power and authority this year. Your social status and living also gets an enhancement. If willing there is scope for a change of residence, career or relationship. You shall be loaded with much potential energy which would take you into the road for success in life. Some retrospection would be needed to understand your past life deeds. Take decisions then and there and do not procrastinate. Remain optimistic throughout the year.

Career
This would be an average year as far as your career prospects are concerned. However the uncertainty that had been looming large shall leave you. Difficult testing times are also forecast for the period ahead. Some misfortunes would be met on the way. Teamwork shall be better suited for you though you would find it difficult to get along with others. The last quarter of the year shall see you get some recognition in your work place. This is also an apt time to venture into new projects that had been in the backburner for quite some time.

Finance
Your finances shall see a major surge or rise or revamp in the year of 2012. Much optimism shall come for you then in this front. However it is best advised not to venture into new projects that might make a dent on your finances. Wait and watch. Utilize your funds to settle old loans and debts. Better financial inflow is predicted towards the end of the year

Love
This would be a decisive period in your love life. There would be a total change in your visualization of love, romance and emotions. Your charm shall be able to attract new partners into your territory. If single this would be an apt time to tie the knot or settle down in a relationship. Do not be too much selective and you might be left to wander alone. Love is in the air!!

Health
You shall be blessed with much energy and vigor this year. It would take you to new places hitherto unexplored. Be active though some occasional weaknesses shall weigh you down at times. Take care of your diet and maintain a balance. Make sure you relieve yourself of some of the bad habits. Take some time to exercise, relax and rejuvenate your spirit.

CAPRICORN 2012
Capricorn is perhaps the most practical of signs, which is why so many of them become business executives, or something similar. They have a good head for practical matters, and an innate knowledge of how society works. Capricorns tend to be practical, and unlike Sagittarius and Pisces, they go for a position in an in-demand, competitive field rather than a more intellectual or artistic professional venture.

It's all about the bottom line, and 2012 is definitely no exception for this rule. Over the past few years, a lot of Capricorns may have been forced to remain in a lower-level position than what is suitable. However, the recession is finally letting up, and if you continue to use your business-related skills the way you always have, you may finally get the promotion you always wanted.

As is often the case, it won't be easy, but bosses, colleagues, and friends alike know your strengths and you are smart enough to make the most of them. Even though it's been rough, you'll make it happen this year. Keep climbing!

General
This year would be generally a year of low profile for you. It helps you to enter a serene and peaceful atmosphere. You can go in for introspection and spiritual pursuits for the year. Much reflection can be done on your future prospects of the course of your life. You are likely to give up some of your projects that were dear to your hear this year. Your ambitions might take a back seat. Don’t lose heart and let optimism take over you. Certain impulsive actions should be taken in your personal and professional life this year.

Career
New contracts and agreements would be signed in your professional field. Much precision needs to be implemented in doing your works. Show courage and commitment in all your endeavours. Be sure you get the goodwill of your authorities. If willing for a change, then this is the right time. Your hidden talents are likely to come to the fore this year. The first quarter of the year shall see some hindrances on your career path. But do not lose heart and keep going.

Finance
You are likely to have a firm footing with regard to finances this year. Long term projects shall see the light of the day after much delays and hindrances in the past years. Inflow and circulation of money would be satisfactory though you cannot expect a windfall. Business pursuits shall reward well during the first quarter of the year when compared to services. Some artistic pursuits shall also see a better flow of finances during the course of the year.

Love
Your love issues take up the centre of attraction in your circle this year. Much emotional happiness is predicted for the year ahead. You are likely to meet your perfect companion if not already into a relationship. You would be attracted to those who understand your feelings, emotions and sensitivity. Express your feelings with an open heart to your partner. This is just a passing year with no major events or mishaps in your love life.

Health
Do not take much risks with your health issues this coming year. Commit yourself to better health habits and pursuits this year. Manage your energy levels in the best possible way so that you do not end up drained at the end of the year. Do not procrastinate your visit to the doctor or dentist. Something bad would be lurking around the corners. The last quarter of the year shall see you in a more calm and peaceful atmosphere and is an ideal time for relaxing and revamping. For all 2012 Capricorn Horoscope

AQUARIUS 2012
Aquarius rules altruism, and this is what you are known for most often. Aquarius is also associated with the sciences, most often with chemistry, physics, and astronomy - and most are good with mathematics. Yet the stereotype of the mad scientist almost living in his laboratory doesn't fit with this social sign.

Aquarians love being out with their friends and working on creative projects. Geniuses tend to spend a lot of time alone when they're working, after all.

Like Libra natives, Aquarians are polite, intelligent, and sociable. Both these signs tend to weigh things in the balance when people are having their differences. Honesty and truth are important to Aquarians, though if Mars is prominent, they can be a bit too honest, and end up hurting someone's feelings. Use a softer touch in 2012 to avoid conflict.

Aquarians are friendly and loyal, and make good friends, even though they do tend to be very independent. And no matter how much Aquarians may like and respect others, when they're working, let them focus on their task!

You would be able to enjoy the fruits of your hard toils of the last few years in this year of 2012. Much socializing is predicted in this year for you. You might meet up with unwarranted confrontations this year. Meet up with it head on. In fact this combating spirit would be good if healthy in a sense. Some of your resolutions shall take wings and land on better grounds. Though occasional minor unhappiness are predicted for the first quarter of the year, it would be a generally rosy year for you. Your perspective of life shall see a major change and put good use of your knowledge for a better rewarding future.

Career
This year shall land you in a new phase of professional life. You shall be armed with much freedom and independence in your work place like never before. Pursue your ambitions with renewed vigor and you would be able to meet a considerable amount of your pursuits. Legal and authoritative influences shall help you in your endeavours. Beware of people who might land you in troubled waters. Do not commit anything to such people.

Finance
It would be a better year when compared to your previous financial years. Better inflow of income is guaranteed clubbed with a better career performance. Some unwanted expenditure related to medical issues likely to bother your spirits. But do not lose your hope. You have much stored for the rainy das ahead. Do not be too stingy in your financial moves, make some way for charity and luxurious pursuits as well. Of course, you got a fully loaded purse!!. 2012 shall bring in some gains through speculative deals and real estate ventures.

Love
The year 2012 would be a more passionate and romantic year for you as far as your love relationships are concerned. Make sure you expose your inner self to your partner without any negative consequences. This is an apt time to settle down with a better agreeing partner than one who confronts you in all your personal matters with cynicism. If not into a relationship you will see a surge of sensuous longing. Do not restrain yourself into your cocoon. Come out and show the world that you have soft feelings too. This year shall provide ample opportunities for improving any strained relations.

Health
Health needs utmost care as you are aging as the years moves on. Practice better health habits and inculcate the same in your family members too. Your moral life might see some down slides. Beware not to fall into a deeper hole. Closely monitor your dental and mental health this year. It would be wise on your part to take a long walk daily or do some routine exercises to keep your bones and muscles strong and supple. For all Horoscope 2012 Aquarius.


PISCES 2012
Etheric Neptune is the ruler of Pisces, and this year Neptune will be passing through your sign. Therefore, the spiritual strength and inclinations typical of Pisces will be significantly more visible.

Your interests and pursuits in the arts will also benefit from this energy - perhaps you can launch a neo-Impressionist movement in painting or a more spiritual approach to music. World religions can forget their differences and work together for a greater good. You, as a Pisces, will find more direction in life than you ever did before. The symbol for Pisces is one fish swimming upstream and the other swimming downstream. Many astrologers have interpreted this symbol as a metaphor for indecisiveness. This may change in 2012.

Many Pisceans will find themselves focusing on one concept or goal - and thus will make more of a difference than many Pisceans could fathom. You will still see the sides of every issue - but a newfound strength of will could make a major difference on Planet Earth.

Year 2012 seems to be a calm and peaceful year for you much deviating from the hustle and bustle of the previous few years in your life. Involve yourself whole heartedly into any task which you undertake and ensure it continues and ends on a positive note. There would be much freedom for your thoughts, ideas and ideals in life this year. Time is on your side and hence do not compromise on quality and quantity of work done this period.

Career
You would be blessed with much peace and pleasure this year in your work place. But make sure that your tasks are on the right track. Certain unfinished tasks should be taken to the foreground and worked head on. You shall get the goodwill of your authorities in profession. Take any challenges that comes in your career field. Work positively with determination and grit. Do not doubt your inner self and energy levels. Luck is on your side this year.

Finance
Expansion of your financial status is on the cards this year. Reinforce your ideals in this area of life. The first quarter of the year shall see some rewards for professional efforts. Do not yield to temptations for high value purchases that come in the middle of the year. Of course, you can pursue them later on. Now is not the time for it. Speculative deals might meet with impediments. You might gain some finances through inheritance or goodwill. Be sure that you are financially strong during the end of the year as it might bring in some unwanted expenses from the home front.

Love
You would become more softer and calmer as far as relationships are concerned this year. But you need to radiate your positive energy too. Do not rely on any transitory partners or friends. They might desert you in times of need. Your desires and passions would be on the rise in the first quarter of the year. Those single shall end up tying the knot or settling down with a partner. You are likely to have moments of unhappiness in relationships as well. But channel your emotions into positive notes for your goodness.

Health
Do understand what your body really needs and do not yield to any unwanted temptations. It is by your sheer control and will power that good health is predicted for you. There would be a tendency to neglect your general health but beware. The last quarter of the year shall see some high energy deals for you. Make sure that your health and weight remain stable without much oscillations throughout the whole year. Generally a hale and hearty year for Pisceans in this 2012.

Sagittarius Forecast December 2011 and 2012


Vedic Forecasts for Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)(Courtesy of Moonslipper)

Sagittarians often known as the “ambitious archers” always exhibit a positive outlook towards life. Honorable, gentle and enthusiastic, people born under this zodiac naturally possess the gift of the gab and the ability to withstand any adverse situation with an optimistic attitude.


Sagittarius Vedic Forecasts December 2011 & the year of 2012

December Forecast Sagittarius

December 2011 is a positive month for you. You will learn and grow more as a spiritual person. Your thinking would remain volatile & hyper active mostly. Some clarity and calm would come in after the 26th December 2011. Some ease regarding children would come in after the 26th December 2011. Prior to that stress would remain high in areas relating to children and your thinking associated with those aspects.

Expenses and overheads would remain high throughout. There would be wasteful outflows which you need to control and ensure that you don't get into unnecessary financial commitments.
You could indulge in some areas that are not entirely scrupulous. You need to ensure you are on the right side of law too during this month.

Income, status & social standing will improve during this time. You will find that your resources will improve as you go forward. Old friends would stand by you and there would be good chances of good time together. Issues could crop up with cousins and siblings. Some amount of worry possible around the 16thDecember 2011 to 21st December 2011.

Career would see a dip and some worry on that account throughout. The issues and controversy could be higher up to the13th. Gains in career would be good throughout. Work environment will be charged up and happy throughout. Avoid negative thoughts and energy about your immediate superiors.

Love life would be great. You will radiate and attract everybody who comes in contact with you. There would be hectic social activity, while your sex appeal would be high. A positive month which may slow down slightly after 16th December. Relationships would be very positive, as chances of a new high present with current partner. There are possibilities of commitment beyond the 26thDecember 2011 too.

Marriages will see distances with spouse. There would be issues both verbal and mental till the 13th December 2011. Try to avoid controversy as much as possible.

Money matters would be very positive. There would be substantial gains in money matters throughout. Income will rise substantially while financial gains will accrue after the 16th December 2011. Investments will give you rich returns too. There would be chances of losses and so avoid risky financial investments.

Family life will be positive. There will be very happy moments after the 16th. Good relations with family members possible throughout. Health could be low and stamina below par till the 14th December 2011. Better health & energy could come after the 15th December 2011. Worry about health would remain throughout.

Horoscope 2012 Sagittarius

Sagittarius horoscope 2012 promises to be an exciting with new beginnings and ventures coming up. Perhaps a change in location or a new job opportunity, scopes and opportunities would be in abundance.

Family would be important this year and spending some quality time with them is imperative. A long family vacation towards the end the year would be perfect.

That is not all. The archer also emerges victorious is areas of love, career and other fields.
2012 brings in promise and progress. New ideas and cerebral approach to matters will bring in much progress this year. You will be at your creative best till May 2012 and thereafter dynamic activity and progress will bring in a high level of growth in career. Some blocks in career due to ego hassles between May & July possible. Avoid conflict & controversy.
Income will rise and very good period for socializing and new friendships possible.
Unexpected and unwanted expenses will continue. Avoid taking up or encouraging new overheads.
Health & relationships could see issues around the end of the year.

Love and Relationships – Sagittarius 2012
Your inquisitive nature would make you more curious about your partner. If you are already in a committed relationship, you would plan meetings so that you can know your partner/spouse better than before. Friendship and other close bonds would be harmonious. There are chances that you re-bond with old friends and get introduced to new ones. Your relationship with children would strengthen. This is true in case of social settings like that of a family gathering. In terms of romance, even if there are minor setbacks, Sagittarians never compromise on their bright sunny outlook towards life and people. At the onset, you may face with petty emotional turbulences, which shall ease out soon with proper communication. This apart, it is time to take cherish your bond. May be a romantic vacation is the apt thing to plan for.

If you face with adverse situations, about family and kinship, let tact and discretion guide you. Seeking advice from elder members of the family is a good idea.


Career & Finance – Sagittarius 2012
Dependability is the word that best defines you at work. 2012 promises you accolades from your work place. With this comes admiration and respect. Your juniors would look up as well as depend on you. Your confidence would build up as all your overdue recognition would be in the spotlight. It is the first half of 2012 when most of the laurels and bouquets flow in. In terms of finance, it is a time to gain much more than expected.

A new business prospect or a new job offer may just transpire. You need to be open to scopes and career opportunities. The months of May and June are essential for promotions and incentives. For the archers, who are devoted to technology and computers, can enroll themselves to advanced courses.


Health & Vitality – Sagitarius 2012
Overall health conditions would remain stable and fit. There might be some problems related to nervous system and the intestines. Some of you might be facing skin irritations, but that is all going to be seasonal in nature. If you are not, then you shall soon be in the desired physical shape.

Overall, the 2012 Sagittarius prediction promises health, prosperity and fortune. The minor difficulties can always be sorted out.


Monthly Sagittarius Forecasts 2012

Sagittarius January Horoscope:
Children related developments possible this month. New investments are possible, while old investments could bring in gains. Career would pickup very well in the second half of the month. You will find support of your superiors and people in government or authoritative positions. Rise in authority.

Sagittarius February Horoscope:
career will be high on your priority and bring in a high level of growth in the first half of the month. Authority and confidence would be high. Opposition to your ideas and issues in marriage and relations could come in the second half of the month. Ego should be controlled as that could be the reason for the issues in marriages etc.

Sagittarius March Horoscope:
Issues could remain in relationships. New developments in love life are possible for those unattached. Your ideas could find opposition. Stamina and immune system could dip in the second half and so you need to take care of your health. Avoid very active or new commitments in the second half of the month.

Sagittarius April Horoscope:
Health and stamina could be low in the first half of the month. You might feel sleepy and low on energy in the first half of the month. Luck and happiness will rise in the second half of the month. You will feel happy in children related members. Travel could come about and would be pleasurable. It will be a positive period in the second half.

Sagittarius May Horoscope:
This month will see creative work as well as better luck. Some ego problems with family members are possible. Position and career would move up after the 15th May 2012. Position and status would be high during this month.

Sagittarius June Horoscope:
High status and an improved position is likely this month. You will see a focus on career and of course higher gains and income due to that. Socially a good period as friendships would be revived and new friendships possible. If you try, you could make friends in high places also this month.

Sagittarius July Horoscope:
The month would begin positively and financial gains and progress would be good. Around mid month you might see a general dip in energy, finances and a sense of detachment and lethargy. The second half would be a slow period and so you should avoid keeping too many professional, financial and social commitments during this time.

Sagittarius August Horoscope:
The month would start slow with low energy and opportunity. Things would turn around mid month and you will see a revival in energy and level of activity. Anger and aggression could come in and create some amount of hassles for you. By the end of the month you will be in control of things, although you might be more aggressive than you ought to be.

Sagittarius September Horoscope:
Positive month although returns and gains could be lower than usual You should guard against unnecessary ego in speech and actions. Issues in family life are possible this month due to ego hassles. Investments in bonds and securities are likely in the second half. Facial infections and pains not ruled out.

Sagittarius October Horoscope:
Month begins with ego in speech and sub conscious. You will realize half way into the month that working with others is better than having others work against you. This will bring in growth as well as progress. Your status and public image would look upwards now too.

Sagittarius November Horoscope:
Progress will continue both on personal as well as professional front. You will find your progress would be come more due to non academic knowledge and your instincts. In the second half of the month the action would move towards family matters and some movement in residence and travel would come about too. Avoid unnecessary resentment against family members.

Sagittarius December Horoscope:
Changes in residences could come about during this month in the first half. You become quite creative and egoistic at the same time in the second half of the month. Ego hassles possible with grown up children, while good news and some developments with regard to children as such possible for the rest.

Lenny Kravitz - Let Love Rule



"Let Love Rule" by Lenny Kravitz. I like to consider the words of this song as the perfect way to end this year and begin 2012. If we let love rule, not only will our own lives begin to heal, but all those our lives touch - person, animal and our planet home will benefit. 2012 is the commencement year of transformation into a new world order - love, equality and peace! To use a biblical reference...and the meek will inherit the earth!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Music by composer Hans Zimmer & superb voice of Lisa Gerrard, set to the stunning images of nature! Uplifting!



A superb mix of divine music and stunning images! The music of composer Hans Zimmerman, the exceptional voice of Lisa Gerrard, set to the beauty of nature! Totally uplifting!

Alan Watts - On Nothingness



I first read the "Essence of Alan Watts" series of books when I was eighteen. Although Alan Watts died in the late 70's, his spiritual insights as a Zen Master, Theologian and Philosopher continue to inspire and expand the consciousness of all those who view his perspectives of existence. I hope you enjoy this clip of Alan Watts on "Nothingness".

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Buddhist Meditation Music - Zen Garden - Kokin Gumi



Exquisitely beautiful meditation music! If you need to relax, this music will transport you to tranquility.

Scorpio Vedic Horoscope 2011 & 2012 Forecasts


Scorpio Horoscope Vedic Forecasts – 2011 (Predictions courtesy of Moonslipper)(Scroll down for 2012 Predictions)
(October 24 - November 21) Highly persuasive Scorpio, represented in the zodiac by the symbol of the secretive scorpion, are those passionate and magnetic individuals who were born between October 24th and November 21st. Scorpio has no problem excelling in whatever they do and this interesting sign possesses a number of admirable qualities beginning with an intensity that is rarely seen that allows them to achieve challenging goals that others deemed impossible.


An exciting year for Scorpios, 2011 will bring you support and development in new areas from multiple sources now. You will find a new intellectual high in most of the things you do now. A year of many opportunities as long as you are flexible enough to receive those. Later in the year, do not become fixated or inflexible as this could be a reason for losing some interesting opportunities now. If you look at events objectively, you will find very good opportunities, within and stand to gain handsomely.

Until 15th November you are likely to find good level of career and financial growth. It is a vibrant period so you must make the most of it. You are also likely to gain social popularity during 2011. Creative work and mental output would be high, and you will find that the experiences and efforts of 2011 will help you in the coming 2-4 years, so make the most of the opportunities and experiences.

Late 2011 you will experience a higher level of vibrancy in your life and career will become dynamic and new opportunities would become available. You should be careful about overactive competition against you. Be careful of being stubborn since you might make some enemies in the bargain.

Good progress and exuberance in your attitude and results will come in the last part of 2011.
Impulses and relations with friends should be handled with caution 25th November and 13th

2011 Scorpio Horoscope for Marriage/ Love
2011 would be an eventful year for love and marital matters. You will find possibilities of new love relationships and commitment in love matters could come up during this time. You will do well to avoid being judgmental in relationships now.

Relationships could turn competitive and you might feel distance in love matters.. Domestic matters and atmosphere at home may turn difficult after 15th November 2011.
Love and marital matters would be happy during November.

2011 Scorpio Horoscope for Career
You may need to rethink new projects andmajor decisions about profession. Activity in career as jumps up. It is a beneficial time to grow in whatever field you desire. You will experience growth in new areas, a renewed dynamism in work & expansion in career. You will see your stature in career will grow while the company or environment, in which you work, shall expand too. You can get into new projects with a high level of energy and expect very good results..
Yyou might feel that competition in work environment is higher than comfortable levels. The level of dynamism at work will be quite high though and new projects and challenges you take up now, would be well rewarded.

2011 Scorpio Horoscope for Family
Family matters could see some politics & behind the scenes activity. It would be useful to avoid open confrontation or taking sides during this period. Try to avoid distance with family could rise between 16th November 2011 to 31st December 2011.

2011 Scorpio Horoscope for Finances
The period till early May should be used to make maximum financial gains.
Expansion of finances between May and 15th November is seen along with rise in expenses. Even in business partnerships, doubts could arise between May and 15th November. It would be useful to keep the expectations rational and not over judge people around you. Financially the period would be fulfilling.

16th November 2011 and 31st December 2011 onwards you will see a steady rise in your financial commitments. Wasteful expenses and minor losses could come up too. You need to make plans conservatively. Do not increase overheads in anticipation. Any real estate purchases should also be planned conservatively. You may face pressure from competitors.

Scorpio November Horoscope: The month would begin with low activity and some amount of pressures and sluggishness which would remain till the 14th November 2011. Improvements in outlook, followed by rise in activity would come from the 15th November 2011. You should be careful about being egoistic and over aggression. You will experience leadership abilities now.

Scorpio December Horoscope: Hard work and aggression would be high. Ego will remain an integral part of thinking as well as attitude. Ego related issues would remain internal and sub conscious till the 15th December 2011, while 16th December 2011 onwards, Ego could be apparent in speech. Finances would remain active and on your mind in the second half of the month. Family matters would be in the focus too.

Scorpio 2012 Predictions
The year of 2012 could bring with it a few dramatic changes for Scorpio who must continue to rely on their boundless energy to fully enjoy what lies ahead.

Love and Relationships: Scorpio 2012 Predictions
Home life should be quite extraordinary and fulfilling in 2012 for Scorpios as their personal relationships between spouses, children, and close family members see either a renewal of existence and or a deepened and unwavering bond admired by many.

On the social front, Scorpio skittles about wherever their intelligent and intuitive mind takes them. This year make it a point to resist the urge to be jealous or vindictive while realizing that such emotions are inevitably counterproductive to either peace or success.
Avoid marital discord caused by a lack of communication, misunderstandings, or both, especially toward the end of the year. Maintaining a positive outlook while continuing to be thoughtful are two of the best things Scorpio could do while remembering to be open and honest when it comes to their feelings and emotions at all times.

There is both the good and the “not so good” in this regard. To speak of the brighter things, couples committed for a long time will tie the knots. Friends in love with each other would take a step forward and express their emotions for each other. In short, what looked like a probability becomes a reality assuring happiness and joy. On the other hand, if you have been in an unrewarding bond for years now, its time to call it off and turn a new leaf. You would come across new people who would want your company. If you are facing any problem in your relationship, the best way is to talk it out.

Career and Finance: Scorpio 2012 Predictions
Some long awaited changes should arrive during January and February in the workplace as Scorpios may be on the receiving end of a well deserved and enviable promotion or pay increase. However, neither of these may be exactly up to par, or what you had initially hoped for, but continue to enjoy the beginning and middle of the year in a low-key manner while biding your time for bigger and better things to soon come along.

The Scorpion continues with their enthusiastic attitude this year while tapping into their seemingly endless supply of energy in order to realize their goals while taking advantage of several incentives along the way. And, for those who work in a laboratory setting or a scientific environment of some type, 2012 could prove to be a rather memorable year in more ways than one.

In matters of investments or new business ventures, the latter part of the year is the ideal time for positive results as everything Scorpio touches seems to magically transform into gold.
You work area would have challenging situations for you to deal. Things just won’t be served smoothly on a platter. You can expect few conflicts with fellow workers. The obvious reactions that you would tend to exhibit are that of impatience and combative aggression. Either of them is not preferable. Practicing patience and maintaining your cool would sooth matters for you. You will be able to strategize well keeping in mind your long – term plans. If you have been job hunting for a while now you will knock the right doors now. You would be appreciated and recognized in your field of expertise. If you are given a new project, use all your innovation and managerial skills to execute them well. Chances are that you would do excellent once you keep your focus strong.

Scorpion’s ends up saving all at one go, and then spend in the same manner. The Scorpio financial forecast 2012, suggests that you need to follow a balanced policy both for saving as well as spending. Mutual funds and bonds are good places to invest this year. Seeking advice on monetary investments from elders would help you in making the right choice. 2012 promises you profitable returns on shares and bonds. Buying and selling of property would yield good results as well. You might end lending people or friend’s money, but do it with caution. Personally, if you have any debts on you clear them by September.

Health: Scorpio 2012 Predictions
Although Scorpios tend to be prone to minor health complications, especially those disorders that are somehow related to the digestive system, the first half of the year should be surprisingly uneventful in this regard. However, those familiar ailments may surface again from October to December so use the beginning of 2012 to become as healthy as possible while protecting yourself from potential stomach problems.

Scorpio will continue on with hard work and dedication, which pay off handsomely as this year could prove to be one of the most memorable and eventful of all.

Its good news for the Scorpions who have been undergoing a period of regularity both in the personal life and family. “Release of old ideas” and “involvement with new projects” is the Scorpio Horoscope 2012. It could come to you in the form of new work opportunity, a visit to a pilgrimage, cultivating a new hobby and the like.

The negative impacts of last year would wash away. New hopes and beginnings in terms of relationships and work would take their course. Your health would improve too, giving you the energy and zest to strive ahead with ambitious plans. This is also a year to be make new friends, but we advise that you choose them well.

Scorpio Horoscope 2012 spells out an overall transformation..

Friday, November 4, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Did Einstein really say this?!

"Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics." This quote has been attributed to Albert Einstein; but although he has said many wise things, yes, even quotes that could be classed as spiritual, this particular quote does not appear to be authored by Einstein. Firstly, the way these sentences are structured are dissimilar to the way Einstein was known to express himself. Secondly, at no point in Einstein's life did he assert the "law of attraction" as a principle of physics. This quote was obviously written by someone with new age beliefs using Albert Einstein to back their ideology. Although I am a spiritual counsellor and intuitive, I have also had a keen interest in science. Both spirituality and science represent humankind's search for truth. Two differing perspectives that provide wonderful insights into the nature of existence. There is no doubt that both spirituality and science share the view that everything is energy, or should I say, truth that everything is energy; but it is unfortunate that someone would twist or manufacture a quote in Albert Einstein's name to further their own cause/beliefs. Einstein said enough wise things that there is no need to make up our own. Integrity is more important than a set of beliefs, whether it be scientific or spiritual.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Amazon.com: There is Eternal Life for Animals (9780972030106): Niki Behrikis Shanahan: Books


Amazon.com: There is Eternal Life for Animals (9780972030106): Niki Behrikis Shanahan: Books

A friend just recommended this wonderful book! "There is Eternal Life for Animals" by Nikki Behrikis Shanahan. Whatever your spiritual beliefs, this is a fascinating read; revealing that the bible asserts non-human animals have spirits and enjoy eternal life! If you are looking to buy this book, you'll find it on Amazon.com.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Vedic Astological Forecast - Libra 2011 & 2012


Libra Vedic Astrological Forecast 2011 and 2012 (Courtesy of Moonslipper)

Libra - Predictions (September 23 - October 23)
2011 should be a rather positive year for Librans. You will experience a dynamic & vibrant approach in career as well as life in general. You will be active, inquisitive and ready to open up new channels in life.
It is period when you will experience an expansion in work, finances as well as a higher level of expenses. New opportunities and freshness in various aspects of life will be present. In the second half 2011, you may find the possibility of marriage or a lasting romance. Existing relationships would move towards commitment. New partnerships could come up.

2011 is likely to bring in a high level of growth & gains for you. After mid-year, a slow down would be felt in new areas, while the older areas would continue to grow and bring in higher level of growth & financial gains. Your subconscious will remain active and disturbed at times. It would be useful to remain calm & balanced in your outlook.

Expenses & travel would remain higher than normal. It is a period when losses due to error in judgment would remain. New investments are avoidable, while a tendency for extravagant gifting should be avoided. A new cycle of growth could come after 15th November 2010. Saturn, the most auspicious planet, for your moon sign, would enter your first house. It will bring exceptional growth and hard work. Personal life will feel pressured due to a sudden rise in opportunities & lack of bonding with family. Good period to grow professionally with the help of partners & associates.

Very happy & positive mindset would operate between 4th October & 28th October giving a feel good factor & true happiness.
Speech & travel overall should be controlled between 25th November to 13th December. Expenses & money matters could cause worry during these times too.

Marriage/ Love
This would be an eventful year in love and marital matters. The year would commence on a low note but would pick up dramatically in the second half 2011 in matters of the heart. The second half 2011 will bring chances of marriage & serious commitments. This level of activity could last until 25th December 2011. New relationships or marriage could be forged now.15th November 2011 onwards, love relationships could take a long term view. New commitments made now could be for the long term. Love life & marital matters are likely to be positive during October, November & December.\

Career
A positive phase between mid-year to 15th November as growth in new avenues of work would come about. Between 16th November 2011 and 31st December 2011, the level of growth & opportunity will jump up. It is a stressful period when career will progress well, although it would be at the cost of health, peace of mind and family bonding. A powerful phase begins at work. You should make the most of this time. Creative efforts would be rewarded well.

Health
Health could become a cause of concern between mid-year to 15th November.

Family
You may enjoy personal growth from mid-year to 15th November and also enjoy a socially active and enjoyable phase. Family matters would enter into a challenging phase. There could be some amount of diplomacy creeping into the family matters. Bonding could be lower than normal. It would be useful to think before you speak. You will feel a calming down effect overall in family & personal matters after the 25th December 2011.

Finances
New partnership with former colleagues possible between mid-year to 15th November. If such an opportunity comes up, you should take it up immediately. The above period will also be an interesting one, since you will find inflows and gains, higher than before. It is a period of growth in money matters. A new source of income would become possible too. Wasteful expenses of the past would slow down from 16th November to 31st December.

Libra October Horoscope: The month would begin with low activity and some amount of pressures and sluggishness which would remain till the 14th October 2011. Improvements in outlook, followed by rise in activity would come from the 15th October 2011. You should be careful about being egoistic and over aggression. You will experience leadership abilities now.

Libra November Horoscope: Hard work and aggression would be high. Ego will remain an integral part of thinking as well as attitude. Ego related issues would remain internal and sub conscious till the 15th November 2011, while 16th November 2011 onwards, Ego could be apparent in speech. Finances would remain active and on your mind in the second half of the month. Family matters would be in the focus too.

Libra December Horoscope: Creative work would bring in growth in finances till the 15th December 2011. Be humble in speech and communications this month. 16th December 2011, onwards your position will rise and growth would come due to your dynamic attitude as well as networking skills. Growth oriented period overall. Possibility of travel.

LIBRA FORECASTS FOR 2012
Intelligent, well mannered and possessing a subtle sense of superiority, Libra, uniquely represented by an inanimate object, balancing scales, in the zodiac, is the epitome of both balance and calmness. These rather composed, charming and relaxed individuals who were born between September 23rd and October 23rd are widely admired for their great sense of civility, cordiality, and the ability to bring about order to even the most chaotic of situations.
Of all the sun signs, Libra seems to enjoy the most prosperous year in 2012 in terms of achieving peace and good fortune, both of which are more than well deserved.

It is a favorable year for self employed, artist, software personals, scientist, scholars, Architect, Interior designers, Aeronautic engineers etc. Partnership business will also fare well for the natives of Libra in 2012.
Ruled by grace and charm, Librans always display a bright and vibrant outlook towards life. This is exactly what the Libra horoscope 2012 suggests. The year would start on a light note and would continue so for a while. The pressure in the workspace reduced, which in turn reduced your tensions and worries. There will be freedom of thoughts and expressions. You will have ample scopes to showcase your creativity and innovation at work. Personal life in terms of family and your relationship offers you support and guidance. You will end up spending maximum time with your loved ones this year and weave new bonds. There might momentary depressions caused due to health and conflicts with friends. It shall be solved with time. Overall the year starts and ends on a happy note.

The Libra horoscope 2012 highlights interesting facts about career, money, love and relationships as well.

Love and Relationships 2012
Thanks to a growing lack of communication at home, the first quarter of 2012 may not be the most pleasant of the upcoming year for Libras. To avoid any soured relationships or being at odds with spouses or significant others, Libra must tap into their innate sense of wisdom to achieve harmony. An even temper and the ability to see both sides of the story will allow them to get past any difficulties on either a personal or social level.

Always kind and ever charming Libras seem to draw others to them and relationships finally take a turn for the better in the year's last two quarters as bonds with children and loved ones are strengthened.

As compared to the previous year, as you walk into your work station you find ease and comfort rather than pressure. The ambience might be a little slow in pace. This is true for the first half of the year. You might feel “slack” at recurrent intervals, but it is advised that you savor this and relax for a while. Soon you would be presented with situations where you have to be all active. Nevertheless, you benefit from both the cases. Librans hate the regular grind and monotony. An enterprising project at work is what they always look for. July and August is the time for new assignments and roles at the work sphere. You must take care that you do not overwork and fatigue yourself in the excitement. Your associates would take inspiration from you and your professional calibre. Expect promotions towards mid 2012.

Expect pleasant changes in love and relationships. Matters of the heart will give you peace and joy. You will express yourself freely. The ones committed make plan up for a vacation or a quick weekend getaways. Long drives, romantic dinners, surprise meet ups, blind dates and marriage is on the cards. There might be just one constraint. At times you might just want to be in control of your partner and become over-possessive. Try to maintain an emotional balance and it shall benefit you in your personal as well as professional relationships.

Happiness, love and balance are few aspects that best defines the Libra forecast 2012.

Career and Finance 2012
The hard work and dedication that Librans put forth into anything they do are unmistakable and difficult to rival. Both friends and co-workers will continue to appreciate Libra's great efforts this year as they have done in the past. Despite great admiration and an honourable work ethic, there may be some disappointments or failures to deal with on the job front. If change is a possibility, embrace the prospect looking for the hidden positives that could bring about a remarkable difference for the better rather than worrying about any potential negatives that might arise.

Remember to curb spending throughout the year as saving for a rainy day might be necessary at some point, although a pay raise or career promotion is a likely possibility for Libra in 2012. Likewise, a financial gain or some type could materialize in the last quarter when least expected.

For those Libras who are involved with school or research in some capacity, the first two quarters are ideal for achieving desired goals and excelling in studies during this year that ends with both stability and success.

There will be financial gains as well expenditure too. You are in a “happy go lucky” state of mind. Most of your expenditure would be impulse driven and you would end up spending more. This is where you need to limit yourself and take care of your savings. For those in business the period between September to November might be low in terms of profits. This however should not demotivate you. December opens up new opportunities for you. For professionals there will new job offers waiting for their approval and business will sign new deals.

Health: 2012
Favourable health abounds for Librans in 2012, save for a minor ailment or condition in the last few months of the year that's likely to remedy itself just as quickly as it appeared. Enjoy all of the finer yet simpler things in life this year Libra while teaching others with both your words and actions how to also relax and remember what is really most important.

2012
All in all, Libra should enjoy a relatively normal year that will be favourably influenced by planets Venus and Mars and produce a stable environment in both matters of home and career.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Rumi: Don't Go Back To Sleep (Sufi Poem) ♫



Beautiful poem, by Islamic Mystic (1207- 1273) Rumi, set to haunting music and inspirational imagery!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wormholes in DNA


Russian biophysist, Pjotr Garjajav, and his research group have been investigating the scientific basis for phenomena such as clairvoyance, spontaneous acts of healing, the success of affirmations, auras, and the potential of groups of people to influence weather patterns through their intention. Now, this research has revealed that DNA can be reprogrammed by words and frequencies-- opening up a whole new arena in medicine.

As we know, 90% of DNA has classified as "junk DNA." The Russian scientists joined linguists to explore this so-called "extraneous" DNA and found that the genetic code "follows the same rules as all our human languages"--indicating that human languages are actually a reflection of our DNA.

Through exploring the vibrational behavior of the DNA, Russian scientists were able to use certain frequency patterns to alter the genetic information itself. Even more astounding, the experiment proved that one can use words and sentences to influence DNA. This explains scientifically how the body can be programmed by language, words and thought-- finally lending credence to the use of affirmations and hypnosis.

The scientists also proved that using frequency can repair chromosomes damaged by x-rays and actually reprogram DNA. By applying vibration to the DNA information patterns, they successfully transformed frog embryos to salamander embryos.

Equally exciting is the news that the scientists found out that our DNA can produce magnetized wormholes-- "tunnel connections between entirely different areas in the universe through which information can be transmitted outside of space and time. The DNA attracts these bits of information and passes them on to our consciousness." This lays the groundwork for proving hyper communication or psychic phenomena, and understanding where that information comes from.

DNA is like a superconductor that can store light and thus, information. Wormholes are normally highly unstable and maintained only for fractions of seconds. But under certain conditions, stable wormholes can organize themselves into vacuum domains where gravity can transform into electricity. Vacuum domains are "self-radiant balls of ionized gas that contain considerable amounts of energy." They have been seen in the sky, oftentimes mistaken for UFOs. The Russians have discovered that these balls of light can be guided by thought. These vacuum domains can also be produced in our brains. This explains the halos around spiritual teachers and light effects appearing on photographs, especially involving healing work. These phenomena have to do with wormholes and hyper communication-- with energies from outside our time/space structure.

In the past, earlier generations that had such experiences with hyper communication and visible vacuum domains spoke of angels. We still do not know what forms of consciousness we have access to when using hyper communication. But this research is bringing us closer to understanding the infinitely complex nature of our reality.



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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Please help halt the "witch camps" in Ghana where over 1000 women and over 700 children are currently held and treated inhumanely!

Friday, September 16, 2011

First Yoga Chakras - The Muladhara Chakra, Root Chakra

Yoga Chakra name – Muladhara chakra, root chakra, foundation chakra, adhara chakra, brahma padma chakra, bhumi chakra, chaturdala chakra, chatuhpatra chakra, mooladhara chakra, mula chakra, mula padma chakra

Yoga Chakra meaning – Root

Yoga Chakra element – Earth

Yoga Chakra syllable for chanting – Lam

Yoga Chakra incense herb – Cedar, rosemary

Yoga Chakra location – Base of spine

Yoga Chakra action – Excretion, movement

Yoga Chakra related glands – Adrenal glands

Yoga Chakra related body parts – Anus, nose, spinal column, kidneys, legs, feet, immune system

Yoga Chakra sense – Smell

Yoga Chakra related food – Horseradish, hot paprika, chives, cayenne, pepper, carrots, potatoes, parsnips, radishes, beets, eggs, meats, beans, tofu, soy products, peanut butter, onions, garlic

Yoga Chakra related animals – Mole, elephant

Yoga Chakra planets – Pluto, mars

Yoga Chakra verb associated – I have

Yoga Chakra color – Red

Yoga Chakra gemstone – Hematite, black tourmaline, onyx

Yoga Chakra metal – Lead

Yoga Chakra out of balance – Lower back pain, sciatica,varicose veins, rectal tumors, depression, immune related disorders

Yoga Chakra asana – Setu bandhasana (bridge)

The muladhara chakra or root chakra acts as a grounding force which also helps us become connected to our planet earth. The Hindus expressed the Muladhara chakra or root chakra as four petals that has a square in the middle. The four petals are depicting the four directions on earth. The square is meant to represent grounding or a foundation in the physical world. In the middle of the square is a seed. The Muladhara chakra or root chakra is positioned halfway between the anus and sex organs. The lower Muladhara chakra or root chakra is considered to have the most dense energy. It is critical that the Muladhara chakra or root chakra become balanced prior to moving on to the other chakras so we will have the stability needed for the long term. (Info c/o Hypnosis Quarterly)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

8 Ways Meditation Can Change Your Life | Care2 Healthy Living

8 Ways Meditation Can Change Your Life | Care2 Healthy Living An excellent article on the benefits of meditation. Just click on the blue link to read.

The Compassionate Animal | Greater Good

The Compassionate Animal | Greater Good

Our relationships with nonhuman animals range all over the place. They’re complicated, frustrating, awkward, loving, and challenging. Around the world we gawk at animals in wonder, experiment on them, eat them, wear them, write about them, draw and paint them, make decisions for them, and move them from here to there as we “redecorate nature.” Yet we often ignore who they are and what they want.

In truth, science has discovered a lot about the inner lives of diverse species, more than we often give ourselves credit for. Indeed, animals’ lives aren’t all that private, hidden, or secret; a flurry of research has offered insight into the emotional lives of animals. We now know that animals have a point of view and that they experience deep feelings.

Two recent discoveries speak to the emotional lives of vastly different species, mice and whales.

In 2006, a Canadian team of neuroscientists showed that mice are empathic beings that feel the pain and suffering of other mice. McGill University’s Dale Langford and colleagues injected acetic acid into the paws of one or both members of a pair of adult mice, causing a painful burning sensation. Mice who watched their cage-mates in pain became more sensitive to the same painful stimuli, indicating that they had a notion of what the others were experiencing. A mouse injected with acid writhed more violently if his or her partner had also been injected and was writhing in pain.

Of course, it’s ironic that painful experiments like that one are used to uncover animal emotions, when observations of these rodents and many other animals clearly show that they experience empathy and other feelings. These scientific facts haven’t yet entered into discussions about the well-being of mice.

Anyone who has worked with whales intuitively knows they’re extremely emotional, but only in the past few years have researchers uncovered biological evidence for this fact. They’ve found that many types of whales have specialized “spindle cells”—cells important in processing emotion and developing intelligent behavior—in brain regions linked to social organization, empathy, intuition about the feelings of others, and rapid gut reactions. Humans have spindle cells in the same brain regions, and previously these cells were thought to exist only in humans and other great apes.

The presence of these spindle cells suggests that whales have advanced abilities to experience emotion, and we can find plenty of real-world evidence to back this up. In December of 2005, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on a 50-foot, 50-ton female humpback whale who had been caught in a net near the Farallon Islands, off the California coast. After rescuers untangled her, the humpback swam up to each of them and winked before swimming off.

According to the story, the rescuers all agreed that she was expressing gratitude.

These discoveries surely make us rethink how we treat animals. But cruelty to animals has serious implications for humans as well.

Studies by Frank Ascione, Phil Arkow, Barbara Boat, and many others show that children who are cruel to animals are significantly more likely to commit violence against humans later in life—the absence of empathy for one indicates lack of empathy for the other. Indeed, studies of prison inmates reveal that as many as 75 percent of violent offenders had early records of animal cruelty.

When we link these studies in cruelty with new discoveries about the inner lives of animals, our relationships with animals take on greater importance: It becomes clear that compassionate relationships with animals are integral to a more compassionate world.

There are two main steps we can take toward fostering these compassionate relationships. First, we must recognize that animals have active minds and deep feelings. Second, we must “mind” them as their caretakers in a human-dominated world, where their interests are continually trumped in deference to ours.

Many programs have tried to make this ideal of minding animals a reality. I serve as a roving ambassador for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Program, which helps kids learn how to care for animals, the earth, and people. The Humane Society of the United States has a program, called “First Strike,” devoted to learning more about the connection between cruelty to animals and to humans. The Society & Animals Forum and the Human/Animal Violence Education Network have also launched similar programs that deserve our support.

Ultimately, I believe compassion for animals will make for more compassion among people, weaving more empathy, respect, dignity, and love into all our lives. Animals and future generations of humans will surely thank us for our efforts. Article care of - http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/the_compassionate_animal/