Monday, November 28, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

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".

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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..

Saturday, November 5, 2011