July 31, 2011

Card of the Day - July 31, 2011

A New Dawn
Magical Mermaids and Dolphins oracle cards

"The worst is now behind you, and positive new experiences are on the horizon."

You have endured storms over rough seas, but now the way is clear and smooth. From here on, you can expect the best. Wash away the negativity from your consciousness and past memories, and keep only the positive lessons and love. Don't hang on to anything that could weigh you down such as resentment and bitterness. Let it go! If you have gone through patterns of negativity in the past, this is the time to affirm,"I now release the need to experience this life lesson. I extract whatever teachings I need to discover, and I move on to a life of harmonious and peaceful actions." Your prayers and positive thoughts are delivering new rays of Divine light to illuminate your present and future.

Like Celine Dion says,

Hush now,
I see a light in the sky
Oh, it's almost blinding me
I can't believe
I've been touched by an angel with love
Let the rain come down and wash away my tears
Let it fill my soul and drown my fears
Let it shatter the walls for a new, new sun
A new day has....come!

A new day has come!!!

July 30, 2011

Card of the Day - July 30, 2011

Relationship Harmony - Archangel Raguel
Archangel oracle cards

You now have nothing to worry about as Archangel Raguel is looking out for you. The angels will open the hearts of everyone involved and arguments and conflicts are being resolved right now. Whenever you feel that you have been arguing or fighting with someone special, just call upon Raguel and he will see that all conflicts will be solved and peace be restored. Do not feel guilty if you are angry on anybody, it is nobody's fault, just the circumstances. Be strong, and be willing to change your attitude, if rude. Kind words and gentle behavior is the way to receiving more love from people. You will have harmonious relationships only if you are gentle and kind to everyone no matter who they are.

The Fairy Tale Tarot

I have been wanting to get a new tarot deck since quite a while. I know i just bought the Legacy of the Divine Tarot but recently I came across this wonderful deck which is so cute, at the same time so insightful, that I couldn't resist. It's the Fairy Tale Tarot by Lisa Hunt. There's also another Fairytale Tarot, but that one didn't intrigue me. This deck is made up of 78 fairy tales for the 78 cards, and each card is so different and unique. I have been reading up on Jung and archetypes, and plan to use some of those aspects in my Ph.D., so I couldn't resist the similarities between my topic of interest and these cards which clearly speak about myths and archetypes present in the tarot. I always felt that Tarot and Fairy tales are two great holders of archetypes and symbols, and to fuse them into one is just brilliant. Some of the cards that I love are Innocence, Entrapment and Transformation. Innocence shows 'Little Red Riding Hood' going through the forest, Entrapment shows 'Rapunzel' in her tower and Transformation shows the actual transformation of the beast in 'Beauty and the Beast'. The book along with it is like a wonderful storybook telling all the 78 stories which are included in the deck.

One of the reasons I love this deck is because fairy tales remind us to keep it simple and teach us to be a child at heart. I always loved them as a child, so that doesn't mean I'll forget about them and stop reading them now that I'm grown up! I still have my entire stash of fairy tale stories, and plan to read them to my kids someday, and they will read it to their's. I have pre-ordered my deck, so I should be receiving it in 15 days. You can know more about the deck on this website www.thefairytaletarot.com and check out Lisa Hunt's artwork and her other decks on www.lisahuntart.com . Does anyone of you have this deck? How are you working with it and are your readings more insightful with it? Do you have any decks which you love that you would recommend? 

July 29, 2011

Card of the Day - July 29, 2011

Transformation
Osho Zen Tarot

In this deck, the Number 13 card is Transformation which could be the equivalent of the Death card. The card shows a figure sitting on a vast flower holding the symbols of transformation - the snake that sheds its skin, the yin/yang symbol of duality and the broken chain of limitations. One of its hands are open and receptive. The other hand is reaching down to touch a sleeping face, symbolizing the silence that comes when we are at rest. This is a time for a deep let-go. Be like Gautama Buddha who after much searching realized that there is nothing more he could do. That very night, he became enlightened. Transformation is like  death, it comes in its own time. And, like death it takes you from one dimension to the other. 

July 28, 2011

Cancer the Crab

JUNE 22ND TO JULY 23RD

Cancerians are very moody people. They love the moon and love to dream and imagine under the moonlight. The Cancerian's passing moods are like the different phases of the moon- sometimes they can be bright like a full moon, or sometimes dull with a faint shimmer. Yet, the moon actually never changes, we just think that it does because it appears to. The Cancerian too is the same person- he is dependable and constant.

You can recognize him with his 'crazy lunar laugh' which is very contagious. When he's in a good mood, he can be the life of the party. He loves jokes and laughs loudly at every single one of them. He is never shallow or superficial. They secretly enjoy attention and soak up all the praises they get. On the other hand, when Cancer is in a depressed or sad mood, beware of him. He could drown you in depression with his pessimism. He has many deep rooted fears and insecurities which often bogs him down. He is vulnerable and when he cries, his tears are real coming from his vulnerable heart. Since they are very sensitive, even a hard word or a rude glance could wound him.When the crab is hurt, he disappears into silence. He dislikes revenge and prefers to recoil in his protective shell. Once you've wounded him, he could ignore you for days and days. He won't answer phone calls, doorbells or his mail. Cancer people seek solitude and retreat just like real crabs. That's when they become crabby.

He is not angry with you, he is disappointed with life. He'll get over it and be his sweet self when the phase of the moon changes. There are two basic Cancer types: a round face, circular eyes with a baby-face look (like Katrina Kaif) like a full moon, or a fairly large skull, overhanging brow and high cheekbones, good teeth (like Priyanka Chopra) like a crab. Cancerians have great bone structure, and their arms and legs are longer than the body. They have broad shoulders and very expressive features. Cancerians have great memories and never forget any of the lessons life has taught them. A Cancerian is usually very patriotic and is impressed by historical figures. He loves collecting antiques, treasures and ancient relics, and have a curiosity about the past.
People confide their secrets to the crab, because they are great at keeping secrets. They are compassionate and highly intuitive. He knows what you're thinking of, but you will rarely know his thoughts. The typical Cancerian doesn't like to discuss his private life, but he's delighted to hear about yours. Cancer seldom judges, he just gathers, absorbs and reflects. Cancer can never give up something that they really want, even a pair of torn slippers. Like a crab, he always appears to be walking sideways or in the opposite direction. The Cancerian heart is too soft to not be touched by anyone in need. He truly cares and wants to help. Cancer likes rescuing strugglers, and has a soft heart hidden inside his hard shell. He wisely distributes his time, money and wealth to everyone, but he does it in his mind, before impulsively doing it.

Katrina Kaif has a typical Cancerian face-
baby like, round like a full moon
Male or female, Cancerians love their home, no matter where it is or how it is. His home is where he plays, lives, loves, dreams and feels safe. Though he may travel over half the world with his career, a Cancer person is never really happy if he doesn't come home. No matter how much money he saves, he never feels secure, he needs more. His emotions never let him relax completely. He's always thinking about an imaginary future disaster for which he'll have no money. He hoards and stocks up on clothes, shoes, scarves, and many other things which he could need in the future. He needs to feel safe and secure. Cancerians love water. If they're not swimming, then they're surfing or water-skiing. Some crabs have boats and yachts, as the moon and the tides keep calling them. They believe that if something is old, it has value, if its new, then its a suspect.
Cancerian emotions can be stronger than the physical body. Worry can make him sick and cheerfulness can cure him. He fears financial loss or the loss of someone he needs emotionally. If his security his threatened (bank or heart), he falls into depression which causes sickness. If he grows melancholy about fearful possibilities, he invites real trouble and will take twice as long to recover.

The most vulnerable areas are the kidneys, knees, bladder and skin. They live up to a ripe old age. They cling to life and have the will to live. Cancerians have powerful imagination, so they must visualize positive things happening in their life, and they will manifest with ease. Cancer people love nurturing and caring, specially plants and gardens. They are rarely broke, and love to save for the future. He is an expert at accumulating cash and making it grow like trees and flowers he plants. Whether he eats it or not, a Cancerian's cupboard will never be bare. Just talking about food, brings a glow to his face, and stories of starving children horrify him. They care deeply about the poor and the hungry. He dislikes people who waste food and are strict about cleaning up the plate. They have a great maternal instinct. They love feeding food, cuddling you up in blankets or protecting their near and dear ones.

Cancerians should wear the shiny colours of the moon, pale green, pale gold, mauve and lavender.  His flower is the lily and the white rose. He should wear pearl, moonstone and emerald.

Princess Diana wearing pearls
Famous Cancer people:

Princess Diana
Pamela Anderson
Priyanka Chopra
Katrina Kaif
Karisma Kapoor
George Bush
Sylvester Stallone
Sunil Gavaskar
Naseeruddin Shah







Self Learning OR Tarot Classes?



 Do we have it in us to learn the tarot all by ourself or do we need professional help?


Tarot is a self-realising tool, but some guidance is always welcome in the early stages. I entered the world of tarot when I was just 14. I first experienced tarot when my aunt did a reading for me. I was a big fan of Linda Goodman’s books and was fascinated by astrology and numerology. So I thought this was another thing that was ‘cool’ that I could learn to do. I borrowed a couple of books from my aunt and bought a tarot deck and I was ready to begin. Things were great initially. My readings were very accurate and I was growing confident day by day. The only problem that I realized after about a year was that I didn’t know the name of my deck. The deck only had the word ‘Tarot’ written on it. And the other problem I faced (it didn’t seem like a problem at that time since I was in school and we were so used to cramming for exams) was that I literally mugged up the meanings of the cards from the books and was quoting the book like a parrot! And I thought I was a great reader!  Things dawned to me much later on that the meanings of the books were not cast in stone. The way I looked at the tarot changed dramatically when I finally purchased the Rider Waite deck. That’s when I realized my original deck had eaten up all the symbols and the pip cards specially had no pictures, just 10 swords  or 5 cups placed on the card.

 Only after I bought the Rider Waite did things start making sense to me. I had heard of this deck, but never bought it because I was so stubborn and hell bent that I was right and that I was an amazing tarot reader that I couldn’t be less bothered about what other people out there were doing. I was just like The Fool, ignorant, and innocent and on my own merry trip. This brings me to the question, "Should one learn tarot on their own or join a class and learn from a teacher?"

In these 12 years, I have always wondered if I would’ve been better off if I had learnt tarot from a professional. Today, when I see the smiling face of my tarot students,  I realize the answer. When I was their age, I was confused but too scared to admit it. When you’re all on your own, you begin to doubt your abilities and I went through a phase where I didn’t believe in myself. When you learn on your own, there are so many tarot decks and books out there that it is difficult to choose the right one. There are so many authors who believe in different things- some do reverses and some don’t, some don’t do readings at night or when they’re sick and some claim to have the best readings when they’re sick and dazed! All this can be confusing to a beginner. Half of these books would scare away an amateur. To learn anything, you must seek the help of a guide because half knowledge is more dangerous than no knowledge.  

From my own experience, I feel the first step is very crucial. Initially I was so frustrated that I wanted to give up tarot all together and my deck would gather dust for months. This was all because I was too stubborn to ask for help and thought that I could do it by myself. I eventually managed on my own, but what I learnt in 3 years, I could’ve learnt in 3 months with correct guidance.  Today, I have no regrets but my experience has made me help many tarot beginners. I have also started teaching tarot to stop people from making the same mistakes that I had made. One just needs to know the basics, and then from there the real journey begins, like the Fool’s journey. 

While learning and exploring the tarot, we explore our inner selves and that cannot be learnt from anywhere. Once you receive the gift, it is up to you how you use it. You could either nurture it and make it grow or you could forget about it and keep it locked in a cupboard. Tarot is simple because it is something we already know, it’s a part of our subconscious and the archetypes are part of the collective subconscious. Once we know that, its so much easier from there and it becomes our best friend.  

The tarot teaches us that the innocence of the Fool should be balanced by the wisdom of the Hermit. Only when he shines his bright light upon us, can we be truly enlightened.  The  Hermit guides those who are lost and confused and brings them on the right path and shows them the way.




Card of the Day - July 28, 2011

6 of Pentacles
Goddess Tarot

The pentacles suit in the Goddess Tarot is related to the Goddess Laxmi, goddess of wealth and prosperity. True generosity is a force that enriches the giver. This card is a reminder of the immense prosperity of the universe. We are put upon this earth to share our wealth in whatever form we possess, emotional or material to others. This card also encourages us that the world is a generous place. You could either be the giver or receiver of wealth today. Be willing to accept help and advice from unexpected sources. 

July 27, 2011

Gemini The Twins

   MAY 22ND TO JUNE 21ST
                                                      
Gemini is the sign of the twins, that is one thing you need to keep reminding yourself. There are two very distinct sides to his personality. Now you see it, now you don't. Gemini is like mercury, slippery and very fascinating, blending and separating. A Gemini can change his clothes, job, love life or residence as fast as he changes his mind. He is a quicksilver person, vibrating with nervous energy who speaks very fast. They are very impatient with conservative or boring people. Geminis are usually taller than average, slender and agile. They have shiny crystal-clear eyes that twinkle moving very quickly. They have a pale complexion and tan easily. Geminis have an eagerness and friendly nature. A June person is very witty and they can get out of any situation with the greatest ease. They have satiric wit and are very clever.They are like an inquisitive bird, curious about everything. They have great casual conversations with everyone.Even if they are forty, they look like a teenager and have an ageless appearance. They can suddenly disappear out of sight, and reappear again.

Angelina Jolie lives a dual life balancing her
adopted children and career
Geminis live a dual life. They can do two things at once with less effort than it takes most of us to do one. They can feed the baby, talk on the phone and iron all at the same time. They love the phone and can talk for hours! One thing that depresses them, is routine. They are usually not punctual, and mostly arrive late because something always catches his interest on the way. It is very difficult to say 'no' to a Gemini because they are so convincing and their charm is so infectious and they talk so fast! He can be a great salesman or good at marketing and sales. They have a need to do the exact opposite of what they really desire. He can twist you and change your opinions, and can get you to agree with him. Since the sign rules writing, every Gemini can write intelligently almost anything: plays, commercials and books. They hate to be pinned down and voice their opinion. Because what they believe today, they may not believe tomorrow. There are many Gemini authors who don't use their real names, adopt a different spelling or use a nickname. Geminis love to learn languages. Sometimes the tendency to fool people can lead them to dishonesty. His talents tempt him to live a life of lies and deceit but they are idealistic people and most of them wouldn't do that.

Geminis need more sleep than the average person, because their brains run twice as fast. Most of them are susceptible to insomnia, so they really need to get lots of rest otherwise they could have a nervous breakdown. Depp inside, he seeks an ideal and he doesn't know what it is. Money, fame, love, career and wealth are not enough for him, he needs something more. He probably seeks a hidden, undiscovered part of himself. He is multi-talented, having great humour, tact, diplomacy, yet he lacks patience and persistence. Inspite of all the people around hi, he shares his inner most emotions with his companion, his own twin self. He should wear colours like yellow, green, blue, grey and silver and should wear the aquamarine gemstone. His flower is the lily-of-the-valley and his metal is Mercury.                

Salman Rushdie, novelist has Gemini wit and
intelligence
Famous Gemini people:

Shilpa Shetty
Naomi Campbell
Yasmine Bleeth
Courtney Cox
Johnny Depp
Arthur Conan Doyle
Morgan Freeman
Angelina Jolie
Anna Kournikova
John F Kennedy
Salman Rushdie
Marilyn Monroe
Sonam Kapoor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Card of the Day - July 27, 2011

Prosperity
Archangel Oracle cards

Archangel Ariel says, "Your material needs are provided as you follow your intuition and manifest your dreams into reality"

The angels are with you, helping you to fulfill your dreams, making them a reality. Money is very important, even in the spiritual realm. To do good things, to make them available to everyone else, money is required. That is why we have so many NGO's which receive a lot of donations from people. Do not be upset that you can not do what you want because of the lack of finances, as the angels are aware of this issue. They will take good care of you and your family. Do not lose hope. You have the talent, and very good intentions which is all the angels  need to help you on the way. 

July 26, 2011

Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)


For those who are unfamiliar with her, Amy Winehouse was an English singing artist who died on July 23, 2011 at a very young age of 27. Though the exact reason of death is not known, we can assume that it was because of her excessive use of drugs, alcohol and cigarattes. Some people say it was a violent death. She was admitted to rehab many times due to her self-abusive behavior , drug and alcohol abuse. While this was her dark side, she also had another side: that of a genius and a record-breaking artist winning five Grammy awards.

Amy Winehouse was born on September 14, 2011 making her a Virgo. It’s strange that she has ‘Wine’ in her name suggesting an attraction to alcohol. This negative side of her nature reminds me of The Devil card in the Tarot- the card of materialism, getting trapped in a world of fame. Numerologically, she is a Number 5 and Number 14. Such people through they have great communication, they are highly critical of others and themselves. At some level, she probably felt she did not match up to her own expectations.  14 is the number of ‘Magnetic communication’ with the public. The number 14 person should rely on the intuition, the self, and the voice within, not on the word of others. There is also a danger of loss due to wrong advice from others or overconfidence.  Winehouse was introduced to drugs by her boyfriend, a wrong piece of advice which costed her life. 

If we calculate her numerology name number, it comes down to numbers 13 and 4. 

A M Y    W I N E H O U S E
1  4  1      6  1 5 5 5  7 6 3  5  =  6 +  43 = 6 + 7 = 13 = 4


Number 4 people are often misunderstood by people and don't believe in following the rules of society which is so true in Amy's case. In her songs, she transports us to a  fantasy world of Uranus which only Number 4's can like J.K. Rowling and Roald Dahl ( also Number 4's). Number 13 is said to be a number of incredible power which if misused will bring destruction upon itself.  Also Number 43 which is just the numerology of 'Winehouse' is a highly unfortunate number symbolized by war, upheavel, strife and conflict and carries the vibration of disappointment and failure. It's sad that her name 'Amy' which is a wonderful Number 6 was not able to help her, as personally she had great creativity and love for art and music. 

Lets ask the Tarot a few questions about Amy Winehouse, her death and what we can learn from her.

Q. What led to Amy Winehouse's death?

Past influences:      7 of Cups and 5 of Cups
Outside influences: The Devil and Knight of Wands
Her personal problems: 4 of Cups and Knight of Pentacles
Her close friends: 4 of Swords and 9 of Pentacles
Result: Ace of Pentacles

Her life has been pretty complicated with a lot of influences of different people and events. She was very shattered emotionally. She had great ideas and expectations in life which did not happen because of her breakup with a loved one. She loved him deeply and felt betrayed. Also, the Cups cards could signify her heavy drinking. The Devil, as I mentioned earlier had to come up in the reading - the card of materialism, drugs, alcohol and negative influences trapping you from inside. Even the Knight of Wands signifies someone non-trustworthy who she used to confide in, probably someone who encouraged her to do drugs. She herself is a simple person who wanted to experience life to its fullest, and was bored with routine shown in the 4 of Cups, and wanted to escape. She had a close friend who was a good influence who spent a lot of time with her. The end result is the Ace of Pentacles. I usually feel that Ace cards or The Fool card signifies death, but thats just me. For her it's a new beginning, a new start, a new birth, a new chance to prove herself.

Q. What can we learn from Amy's life?



I drew three cards for the lessons we can learn from her life. They are :

10 of Swords
King of Cups
4 of Wands

To me, these cards say that we must learn to succeed even if we feel that we can take it no more. We must always be hopeful that out future will be bright even during the darkest times. Even if we feel that we are already dead and that life is not worth living, we must not give up. We must take life lightly and be joyful like the King of Cups. When we succeed after strife, our joy will be much more and we will know the true value of our success. 

Card of the Day - July 25, 2011

The High Priestess
Rider Waite Tarot

Today I have also drawn out a very spiritual card, the High Priestess. She is the wise one, the one who knows. She is within all of us in the form of our intuition and our inner voice of guidance. She is a part of our consciousness if we look deep within. We must listen to what she has to say follow her wise advice otherwise we will no longer be able to hear her. The High Priestess also signifies the perfect woman in your life. So, you could also be interacting with or meeting your soulmate today.Also, listen to what she has to say and heed her advice as it will be very helpful for you.  If you are a woman, you should listen to your own inner voice or intuition and also pay attention to signs that you may receive. You may wear a moonstone to increase your ability to connect with your high priestess.

July 25, 2011

Card of the Day - July 25, 2011

Kindness
Healing with the Fairies

Being kind is the best help you can give anyone. Kindness is a quality which God possesses. He is nice and calm and patient with everyone, no matter who they are. We must also practice this in our lives. Be kind, be nice to even those who are rude and mean to us, put the other cheek in front of them. See the goodness in everyone and look at them as God's creations. God makes no mistakes and his creations are perfect, so there is no reason to be rude or mean to anyone. Your new energy of kindness attracts new loving friends into your life. Also, be kind to yourself- do not blame yourself unnecessarily or feel guilty; think about yourself compassionately and take time out for yourself. so you are rewarded with a deep sense of inner satisfaction and peace. So today, practice kindness in all your thoughts and deeds towards yourself, other people, animals and the environment and watch the rewards that come your way. 

July 24, 2011

Taurus the Bull

APRIL 21ST TO MAY 21ST

The Taurean will be found in a bank, in a real-estate office, or anywhere else. He could belong to any profession, but he'll always be the strong, silent type. Until you get to know him better, all he'll say to you will be words like yup, no, thanks, so long or uh-huh. The typical Taurean will speak very sparingly. Like the Rock of Gibralter, he is solid and steady and nothing disturbs his tranquility. Once his mind is set, he will not budge an inch. The bull simply wants to be left alone. Don't disturb him and he'll remain contented. Don't tease him too much, unless you want to experience his violent rage! When he goes mad, he can destroy everything in his path. He exhibits perfect poise and control unless someone pushes him to the wall. Then he'll charge and go crazy. This behaviour is usually unexpected and could happen very rarely, sometimes even once or twice in his life.

May people actually resemble a bull. They have an elusive quality about them. The female Taureans have serene yet steady eyes. She moves gracefully, with hidden strength. Their ears are small and they chew very slowly, and have excellent digestion. They usually have dark skin and eyes. Males will have thick necks and broad and strong chests and shoulders.

Madhuri Dixit is graceful, with love for
art and music
Taurus is strongly attracted to the opposite sex but pursuing women doesn't interest him. He prefers to attract people to him. Taureans never make efforts to call their lovers or friends. But if you call him, he'll always be there. They seldom worry about anything but they can pout and brood if things don't go according to them.
He makes slow decisions, his character is strong and actions are predictable. He'd rather stay home than go out and get dressed. He doesn't rush into closing deals quickly. They love to sit at home under his own roof and stretch out comfortably on a sofa. He needs peace of mind and loves fishing and gardening.

The average bull is super healthy. He falls sick rarely, but he recuperates very slowly. He distrusts optimism, which doesn't promote speedy recovery. The sensitive areas are the throat, neck, ankles, back and spinal area. The Taurean love for food can put a strain to the heart. If the bull eats or drinks in  excess, he loses his physique. One of the main causes of his illnesses is the lack of country air and exercise. He needs it, though he can stubbornly deny it. There is no use telling a Taurean than he's stubborn. He will not agree.

Taureans howl with laughter if someone falls on a banana peel. Their laugh is warm and earthy. Taureans are usually pretty well-off financially. He starts with a solid foundation and builds a stable business and bank account. He likes to accumulate money and power to satisfy his urge for security. Money always comes to Taurus, sooner or later. But he's not stingy; he has a generous heart and helps friends out financially.

He is impressed by bigness: a big house, a big car, even big animals in a zoo. Taureans have love for art and music and many have beautiful voices themselves. They are attracted to the colours of nature: the blue of the sky, the pink of the rose, the green of the leaves...He can double his money wearing a sapphire and the metal copper. The bull's fixed nature makes him reach where he wants slowly and steadily. Eventually success will come to him and when it does, it will be for a lifetime.

Sachin Tendulkar is a typical Taurean -
Slow and steady
Famous Taurus personalities:

Jessica Alba
David Beckham
Madhuri Dixit
Andre Agassi
George Clooney
Jack Nicholson
Sachin Tendulkar
Rabindranath Tagore
Sigmund Freud
William Shakespeare
Enrique Iglesias

Card of the Day - July 24, 2011

Vacuum Away Fear
Angel Therapy oracle cards

Call upon Archangels Michael and Raphael to lift fear-based energy from you, your surroundings, this situation and everyone involved.

You have been absorbing energies of fear. They could have come from being with fearful people. Whenever you feel tired or have been subjected to substance abuse (spending time in a pub or a bar), take the time to cleanse away residual energies. You can do this anytime, even when people are near. You can also conduct this 'vacuuming' for other people.

Say this prayer: "Archangels Michael and Raphael, I call upon you and your healing Band of Mercy Angels to come now with your spiritual vacuum cleaner. Please deposit the vacuum hose through the crown chakra and suction away toxic, fear-based or entity energy."

See and feel the vacuum hose completely cleaning the entire inside of the body, from head to toe. Shudders and other physical reactions are normal and a positive sign that the process is working. Continue until the body feels quiet and then say,


"Thank you, Michael and Raphael, for this healing. Please now fill the body with your diamond-bright white light to heal and protect."

July 23, 2011

Card of the Day - July 23, 2011

Politics - 7 of Clouds
Osho Zen Tarot

Politics is a sly game involving some very shady people, mostly who are two-faced. They pretend to be something, but they are something else. Beware of people who try to be too nice. They may not be what they seem, and have their own hidden agendas. They are sky and slithery (like the Slytherins!) symbolized by the snake in the card. Just be aware that people put on masks to hide their true faces. Listen to your gut instincts today and don't get carried away with their perfect, politician-like speeches. 

July 22, 2011

Card of the Day - July 22, 2011

The Moon
The Legacy of the Divine Tarot

This card shows a dreamlike scene in an ancient temple with water and the moonlight. You feel very confused right now. You do not feel that you are in control, you are wavering and unsure of your path because now your intuition is speaking to you, telling you to do the opposite of what you are doing. You are now under the light of the moon, so you can see, but not clearly. Everything looks mystical and beautiful. You are in the realm of the subconscious, illusion and fantasy. There is the Thoth statues in this card, associated with the heavenly body in Egyptian mythology and with magic and wisdom. This card also means intuition, imagination and creativity. If you gave the gut instinct to do something, go ahead and do it. Also this is a great time for creative people as they will have very vivid imaginations and dreams. Listen to the depths of your consciousness. Your dreams may have answers for you. 

July 21, 2011

Aries the Ram

MARCH 21ST TO APRIL 20TH

When you first meet an Aries person, the first thing you will notice is that they are unusually friendly having a contagious smile. These people are not shy about their opinions and are very idealistic. They will talk back to anybody, be it a cop or a gangster in the heat of the moment, usually regretted later on. They are ruled by the planet Mars and possess its fiery energy. Since it is the first sign of the zodiac, it represents birth. The ram is only conscious of himself, just like a baby. Like a baby, he will want things to be according to him, he will call you at 4 am if required. But can you call a small innocent baby selfish? He has the cutest smiles and is unaware that he is causing any inconvenience.

There is not a trace of cunning in the Arien and he stays lie this for his entire lifetime believing in his heart. They are bad liars and they can spin fabulous dreams. There is nothing hidden or complicated about him. Arien people have sharp features, well-marked eyebrows often joined. They might have a mole or scar on the face and a reddish cast to the hair in the sunlight. They have broad shoulders and walk with a bend, always in a hurry.

Emma Watson as the fiery
red-haired Hermione
The Mars-ruled person will look at you straight in the eye. You will never see him openly weeping. If he ever cries in front of you, be sure that he is cut to his very soul. He will be at the head of his profession, whatever that may be. He is direct, impatient and critical but very generous. Frankness and honesty are Arien trademarks. Some of them lack stability and are child-like for the rest of their lives. At some point in life, the Arien will suffer injury to his head or face.No one can accuse him of laziness - he is the most active and energetic person in the room. He honestly believes that he can do anything better than anyone else. One thing he hates, it's being ignored. They have a bad temper, but they don't mean what they say and forget fights and arguments in seconds.

The typical ram can be friends with beggars and kings and is very graceful socially. They are incapable of accepting defeat. They are born fighters and will fight till the very end. They do not make good politicians, they are too innocent and honest for that. They are happy in business or creative fields where they can do their own thing. He trusts everybody and is shocked if someone betrays him. If you accuse him of dishonestly, he will be amazed. Aries has an innocent facet to his nature and an eternal joy and naive faith. Like their birthstone, the diamond, Ariens are hard to crack. His metal is iron and its unbendable strength gives him many chances to win battles. The fire in his spirit is a torch of idealism. He is the true leader who is pure without greed or jealousy. Help yourself to his clothes, money or time. He always has time for you.

Jackie Chan - Athletic and energetic
Famous Aries people:

Ajay Devgan
Rani Mukherjee
Alicia Silverstone
Carmen Elektra
Emma Watson
Heath Ledger
Jackie Chan
Mariah Carey
Reese Witherspoon
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Jessica Parker
Adolf Hitler
Al Pacino
                                                   

Card of the Day - July 21, 2011

8 of Pentacles
Robin Wood Tarot

The eight of pentacles is a card of a young boy very hard at work. He has sacrificed his playtime to complete his task. He is you can say, a 'good boy' who does his homework! Well, thats you today!Look at the bees buzzing in the background- he's busy as a bee! You will be working very hard today on something very important for your career - it could be your job, a project, a homework assignment or your exams.Whatever it is, keep it up! You have worked really hard and deserve to be applauded. You know that you need to work really hard so that you can enjoy later on. Keep the parties and social gatherings for later, because now its very important for you to focus on what is really important for you and your career.

July 20, 2011

An Introduction to Astrology

I'm sure most of you must be aware about astrology. From among all the new age sciences, it is the most well-known. Astrology is the study of the planets of our solar system and how the affect us here on Earth. It is a very vast science and if we go in depth, we need the help of the exact time of birth, horoscope charts, we can get into the details of the 12 houses, different aspects, etc. But for now, lets talk about the primary part of astrology which are the Sun signs which make up around 70% of your personality.

The Sun is considered a very important part of astrology. It, as well as the Moon, are the most important of the astrological planets, and the two of them are often referred to as the luminaries. In Greek mythology the sun was represented by Apollo, the god of light and Helios the god of the sun. The Sun is the star at the centre of our solar system, around which the Earth and other planets revolve, and which provides us with heat and light. Astrologically  the sun is usually thought to represent the conscious ego the self and its expression, personal power, pride and authority; leadership qualities; and the principles of creativity, spontaneity, health and vitality; the life force. The sun also involves creative enterprises that are a projection of the person, from art and business to having children and parenthood (especially fatherhood). It also rules the fun side of life from sport and recreation to holidays and social events. In short, any occasion that 'allows us to shine'.

 Everyone has a Sun Sign depending on their date of birth. They are:

Aries March 21st to April 20th

Taurus April 21st to May 21st

Gemini May 22nd to June 21st

Cancer June 22nd to July 23rd


Leo July 24th to August 23rd

Virgo August 24th to September 23rd

Libra September 24th to October 23rd

Scorpio October 24th to November 22nd

Sagittarius November 23rd to December 21st

Capricorn December 22nd to January 20th

Aquarius January 21st to February 19th

Pisces February 20th to March 20th

I will try to do a bit of a personality analysis of all the sunsigns one at a time using the help of Linda Goodman who in my opinion is one of the greatest astrologers of all time. So, please wait your turn as I decode the sunsigns one by one starting with the young innocent child of the zodiac, the Aries and ending with the wise Pisces.

Card of the Day - July 20, 2011

Sense of Humor
Archangel Michael oracle cards

Prayer: Thank you for helping me see the humor in the situation so I can lovingly laugh at human nature. I am willing to view my experience in a new light in order to attract love and healing energy. 

Sometimes we take life too seriously and every little thing bogs us down. During such times we must learn to take things lightly, with a pinch of salt. No problem is worth so much stress and suffering. Problems eventually go away. Everything has something new to teach us, so look at things in a positive light. Also, the most important thing is to smile and laugh. Your problems will seem so small! Whenever you smile, everyone smiles back. Whenever you laugh, the world laughs with you. Laughter is indeed the best medicine. View all your experiences as positive changes in your life to attract more healing energy in your life. Archangel Michael, the protector, will help you with this.

July 19, 2011

Card of the Day - July 19, 2011

Eireen - Peace
Goddess Guidance oracle cards

"There is nothing to worry about as everything is working out beautifully"

 Eireen is the goddess which helps us to replace worry with peace. She encourages us to bring child-like enthusiasm in our lives.
Goddess Eireen tells us that there is no need to worry. If your agenda is crazy then you are not to stress about everything you need to do. Now you have to trust in the universe that everything will be taken care of. Everything will fall into place and work out. If we stress, things will just get worse. Stop worrying and only think about one thing at a time. The sea is behind the goddess with jumping and swimming dolphins. Dolphins are so beautiful and playful. Peace and calmness can easily take over the body just from watching and playing with dolphins.

July 18, 2011

Card of the Day - July 18, 2011

 Avalokiteshvara - See the other person's point of view
Ascended Masters Oracle cards

Sometimes we are not always right. It is important to look at things from the other person's point of view and be in their shoes. Also, if someone gives us any advice, we must take it, and not let egos get in the way. The Universe gives us signs, some of them are words of wisdom which reach us from unexpected sources. We must not question such things. How you get your answers is up to God, not upto you. You just need to be aware that no person is big or small - we are all equals in the eyes of God. So, if you get advice from a servant or a small child it doesn't matter. Look at things from their point of view for a change and you will look at your problems from a different angle.

July 16, 2011

Card of the Day - July 16, 2011

Visualization
Healing with the Fairies


"Your clairvoyance, your dreams and the pictures in your mind are becoming more clear and powerful. This card asks you to trust and to develop your visual skills, and to use them in conscious manifestation."

You need to sit quietly and visualize yourself living a healthy, happy and meaningful life. Visualize only what you desire and avoid picturizing what you do not desire. Affirm that "I am a highly visual person". Know that it is safe for you to visualize what you want.

July 15, 2011

Card of the Day - July 15, 2011

7 of Cups
Legacy of the Divine Tarot

You have so much going on in your mind- childish thoughts, some serious ones, but nothing really concrete. You need to be more organized and get your priorities straight. You might be thinking of either getting a new job or buying a new house or a new car. Whatever it may be, you first need to sit down, relax and think. Are you being too hasty? Have you properly weighed the pros and cons? There is no need to hurry up anything right now. Time will decide what is the best course of action for you. Leave things up to fate and up to time.

July 14, 2011

Card of the Day - July 14, 2011

Change (Wheel of Fortune)
Osho Zen Tarot

Compared to the other 'Wheel of fortune' cards this one is different. It says 'Change'. And has a wheel, but no animals or such. In the middle is a yin-yang symbol showing that change is a constant process and there is always a blend of the dual forces of masculinity and femininity. This wheel is one of fate and karma. Galaxies spin around this moving circle. Inside are the eight trigrams of the IChing. Life is continuously changing, evolving, dying and being reborn. Know that this too will pass. According to the Buddhists, life is like a wheel, followed by birth and death, love and hate, success and failure. But we have to go on living.

Mediumship

On the next day of the terrible blasts hitting the city of Mumbai drew a very interesting and encouraging card for all of us. I intuitively picked up the Angel Therapy oracle cards deck assuming that we all need some form of therapy after hearing stories of the blasts. The atmosphere is definitely saddening and we know we have to move on with our lives, but yet we can not help but feel sad and also guilty about being alive, when so many others are dead or are in pain at this moment. The Card which I drew today is Medium ship. Medium ship is the ability to communicate and speak with the dead - this is a natural ability which we all share. They do want to communicate with us, and we need not be afraid because they just want to bless us or tell us that they are happy and okay. This is reassuring to us as they are happy and not in pain when they have departed to the higher realms. So we need not feel guilty, as they will always be connected to us. 

Mediumship is very simple. You need to trust your feelings, thoughts and visions because they are REAL. This is healing for us as they can send us peaceful messages. You could hear or feel "I love you" or "I'm fine" or "I'm proud of you" or "I'm sorry" and other such compassionate words. Medium ship is a noble mission that can help thousands of people. The angels support and guide you along the way. 

In a quiet room, where you won't be disturbed, have a conversation with a departed loved one using a pen and paper. Call upon Archangel Michael to oversee this as he is the angel of protection. Next, write to your loved one and write what ever thoughts, feelings or visions appear to you. At times it may feel like you don't understand what you're writing. Let it go. After you're done, read what you have written. It will be a beautiful answer for you. We could all do this exercise today and try and connect to the people who have passed away in the blasts. We could give them reassurance that everyone is praying for them and deeply regret whatever has happened. We could tell them to be peaceful and not angry about what has happened. Send them lots of love and positive healing energy.

July 12, 2011

Card of the Day - July 12, 2011

5 of Swords
Robin Wood Tarot

The skies are gloomy so it could mean a number of things including some sad, disappointing news or a gloomy weather. A man looks meanly with a smirking smile at some other people who are upset. Some people are winners, the others are losers. Which one of them are you today? If you have to win an argument today, you have to be mean and sly, that's the way it is today. If you can't do that, then wait for another day to prove your point and show the bullies out there what you're made of! Swords rule the intellect and the mental plane. So the fight or argument could be a mental one, not physical.

July 10, 2011

Card of the Day - July 10, 2011

Singing and Dancing
Angel Therapy oracle cards

There is a reason that people love watching operas, broadway plays, Bollywood films and shows like American Idol and Glee - The singing and dancing!! Singing and dancing is so magical that it enhances your psychic abilities and tunes you to the realm of the angels. Sing as if you're a bird and dance like no one's watching. It doesn't matter if you are ungraceful or out of tune- it is your true expression which is your own, which no one else can replicate. So today sway to the music of your choice and let your body lead the dance. Sing along with the song while you enjoy dancing in free-form expression.

Express yourself and awaken your psychic senses through the magical power of music and movement.

July 09, 2011

Numerology - Number 9

Today, I will be concluding this section on Numerology with the last number, Number 9. Below are links to the blogs of previous Numbers in case you missed them earlier.

Introduction to Numerology

Number 1 for those born on the 1st, 10th, 19th and 28th of any month.

Number 2 for those born on the 2nd, 11th, 20th and 29th of any month.

Number 3 for those born on the 3rd, 12th, 21st and 30th of any month.

Number 4 for those born on the 4th, 13th, 22nd and 31st of any month.

Number 5 for those born on the 5th, 14th and 23rd of any month.

Number 6 for those born on the 6th, 15th and 24th of any month.

Number 7 for those born on the 7th, 16th and 25th of any month.

Number 8 for those born on the 8th, 17th and 26th of any month.


The Number 9 vibrates to the planet Mars. It represents aggressive action, penetration, courage and conflict. 9 is the number of originality and initiative, also the contradictory traits of vulnerability and naivete. A person is influenced by the Number 9 if he is born on the 9th, 19th or 27th of any month. 

9 people are not stubborn but they are determined to get what they want, and there is a difference. 9 brings a tendency to make snap decisions and be impulsive, later regretted. Although the temper may flair quite frequently, they are quick to both forgive and forget an injury. They're vulnerable to their enemies because they trust everyone. They're very direct and expect everyone to be the same but some are not. Manipulation comes as a shock to Number 9 people as they are incapable of such behavior themselves. Dishonesty catches them off guard nearly every time, until they learn to be more cautious. 

One of the beneficial virtues of the 9 vibration is the ability to penetrate straight to the heart or the core of the situation instead of beating around the bush and the slow process of analysis. These people get to the point swiftly and this makes them extremely impatient of slower thinkers. Impatience with the mistakes of others and with errors of thinking they see instantly is one of the traits 9 people find the most difficult to control. With them, 'what you see is what you get'. It is against the very nature of the 9 vibration to play games or plan complex strategies to get what they want. It's so much easier to simply demand what they want! Many people are touched by the simple vulnerability, innocence and childlike quality of the 9 person and feel protective towards him or her. Some see these qualities as foolish, one of the reasons why the 9 person is never taken seriously by friends and business associates. People should not underestimate the 9's pure energy which results in their Mars temper and courageous spirit. There is a strong tendency towards vanity. But they are not vain, they are just almost constantly concerned with their appearance. The true root of this is their fear of rejection because beneath it all, the 9 person suffers from lack of confidence. As self-assertive as they may be, they need continual reassurance that they are liked, respected, admired and loved. They could appear to be very independent, but they're secretly very unsure of themselves. They're very generous and extravagant and need no lessons in giving. Their first instinct is to give, to let go and let tomorrow take care of itself.

Priyanka Chopra should wear red more
often
COLOURS that harmonize with Number 9 are crimson or ruby red (not orange), true blue and pure white.

GEMSTONES which are beneficial are rubies. 

HEALTH PROBLEMS: Number 9 has a tendency to suffer from headaches, high fevers, illnesses which suddenly come and go. It is rare for the Number 9 person to suffer from a disease which lingers for a long time. They have the ability to recover very soon from illnesses. They should be careful playing sports as they're prone to accidents, burns, and cuts. They may have more than average tooth problems and frequent trips to the dentist. They are warned to avoid rich foods, alcoholic drinks and wines of all kinds. They may fall sick during February, April, May and September of every year. 

FOODS which must be eaten are onions, garlic, rhubarb and tomatoes.

HERBS which will benefit them are mustard seeds, ginger, pepper, hops, nettles, broom, madder, spearwot.

Compound numbers of Number 9

Vijay Mallya, No. 9, uses red in his Kingfisher
Airlines and his Bangalore IPL team
Number 18
If a person is born on the 18th of any month, he has the Compound number 18. Number 18 is a number of spiritual and material conflict. Of all the Compound numbers, 18 has the most difficult symbolism. The ancients describe the Number 18 with the following image: "A rayed moon from which drops of blood are falling. A wolf and a hungry dog are seen below, catching the falling drops of blood in their opened mouths, while lower a crab is seen hastening to join then." 18 symbolizes materialism striving to destroy the spiritual side of the nature. It often associates the person with bitter quarrels within the family circle- with wars, social upheveal and revolution. In some cases, it indicates making money or achieving position through tactics like war or conflict. It warns of deception and treachery from 'friends' and enemies and from elements like fire, flood, earthquakes, explosions and lightning. If the name number is 18, it must IMMEDIATELY be changed to a favorable number. The only way to dilute its effect on your life is by spiritual means, by meeting hatred and deception from others with generosity, love and forgiveness and by 'turning the other cheek'. I know its difficult because your life is full of obstacles, but you must do this as it is the only way to prevent bad karma the next birth. Before you were born, you chose yourself the number 18 vibration, as this is a way to go higher on the Spiritual plane. You must plan every important event on the 3rd or 6th of any month, specially 6. Your phone numbers, addresses and numbers should add up to 6 which will increase the power of your personal life and career. In this way, you can be victorious in both spiritual and material worlds.

Sonam Kapoor is impulsive and some
people find her foolish when she calls
a spade a spade
Number 27
If a person is born on the 27th of any month, he has the Compound number 27. This is an excellent, harmonious and fortunate number of courage and power with a touch of enchantment. It blesses the person with a promise of authority and command. It guarantees that great rewards will come from the labors, intellect and the imagination. Creativity sows good seeds which gives a rich harvest. People born on the 27th should always carry out their own plans and original ideas and not be intimidated by the diverse opinions of others. 27 is a number of karmic reward, earned in more than one previous incarnation.



Famous Number 9 celebrities:

Sonia Gandhi - December 9
Vijay Mallya - December 18
Johnny Depp - June 9
Brad Pitt - December 18
Priyanka Chopra - July 18
Sonam Kapoor - June 9
Quentin Tarantino - March 27