Friday, November 18, 2011

Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival

Located 90 minutes east of Vancouver and just minutes from Harrison Hot Springs, the Harrison River is a short but major tributary of the Fraser River. It drains from Harrison Lake, just west of Harrison Hot Springs, passing by the communities of Chehalis and Harrison Mills before entering the Fraser just north of Chilliwack. But what makes the river a nature lover’s dream is its biodiversity and its ease of access to unique wildlife experiences.
The Harrison River also holds the impressive title of being the first officially designated Salmon Stronghold in Canada, with over 1.1 million Sockeye returning in 2011. As a result of this abundance of salmon, the Harrison River is a hotbed of bald eagle watching opportunities.
Every fall, thousands of bald eagles congregate at the Harrison River, making it one of the most spectacular bald eagle watching opportunities near Vancouver. In fact, it’s considered the third largest bald eagle gathering in all of North America! But the bald eagles wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the salmon.

For a truly incredible experience, visit the Harrison River this month. On November 19 and 20, the 16thAnnual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival will be happening at various participating venues throughout the Fraser Valley from Mission to Harrison Mills.
This two day family-friendly event celebrates the annual return of the bald eagles to the region where they can be seen feasting on the millions of spawning salmon. In 2010 there were 7000 bald eagles in an area that covers about 2 square miles, so you can only imagine the kind of abundance we’re talking about!

One of my favorite groups multi talented - Ithikon Akmeotaton - AFIEROMENO

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Greece’s new interim government comfortably won a vote of confidence

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/world/europe/interim-greek-government-wins-confidence-vote.html?_r=1
http://www.ekathimerini.com/

ATHENS — Greece’s new interim government comfortably won a vote of confidence on Wednesday, though the unity of the coalition, which must secure crucial rescue financing and save the country from default, appeared tenuous.

The government of Prime MinisterLucas Papademos, a former vice president of the European Central Bank, secured 255 votes in the 300-seat Parliament. In a poll conducted by roll call, 38 lawmaker voted against the government and seven were absent. Only three members in the three-party coalition — two from the Socialist party, Pasok, and one from a conservative party, New Democracy — voted against the government.
Speaking before the vote, Mr. Papademos appealed for the widest possible support for his administration’s bid to put the country’s fiscal house in order. “Each vote corresponds to a vote of responsibility to ensure that the effort to rescue the economy continues,” he said.

Planet Waves FM : Centaurs in the Fog

Planet Waves FM : Centaurs in the Fog
Today’s podcast is ready. Our current astrology is happening in two dimensions — many planets aspecting centaurs (Pholus, Chiron, Nessus) and then the Sun square Neptune. One is a wake up influence, the other is a fog over influence. Which one will win the day? There are other clues. Mars in Virgo is also saying pay attention to the details. Mars will be retrograde in Virgo fairly soon.
Free Weekly Audio Update - by Eric Francis

Welcome to Eric's weekly astrology audio, which updates every Wednesday.
It's part of the Daily Astrology & Adventure blog written by Eric and the
Planet Waves writing team. Check out Eric's other audio reports including birthday reports for each sign here


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"War Horse" is one of the great stories of friendship and war 


War Horse is the big screen adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's best selling children's novel of the same name. Previously adapted as an international hit theatrical play, Steven Spielberg has teamed up with DreamWorks Pictures to bring this epic adventure to a whole new audience of moviegoers.
War Horse is scheduled to be release in the United States for the Christmas season, 2011.

This is a tale of loyalty, hope and tenacity set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War. "War Horse" begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets—British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter—before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land.
The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse—an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. "War Horse" is one of the great stories of friendship and war - a successful book, it was turned into a hugely successful international theatrical hit that is currently on Broadway. It now comes to screen in an epic adaptation by one of the great directors in film history.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Anger is a sign of weakness

Many people think that patience is a sign of weakness. I think this is a mistake. It is anger that is a sign of weakness, whereas patience is a sign of strength. Dalai Lama



Anger is a sure sign of weakness. It’s a moment where you lost your awareness. It is also temporary madness.
Anger is a sign of your struggle with the present moment. You are angryWhen you fight against acceptance of the present moment . Anger is also a sign that you are helpless. Anger is a moment where you refuse to go with the flow and fight against the reality.
Anger is a sign of your inability to accept Insecurity or unpredictability of the situation. In-fact most of the times when you are angry it is not the situation which makes you angry – You get angry because of the deep fear to accept present situation. You get angry because somewhere your ego has been tremendously hurt.
Anger is also a sign of carrying past. Your inability to let go accumulates hurt points within you. Nobody has to do anything. You are already prepared to get hurt and get angry. When you start living from moment to moment in deep acceptance of the present moment there is very little chance of anger. When you start fighting with situations and existence you are preparing yourself for an angry energy.
Relax, accept and rejoice. Anger is a beautiful energy use it. Let me give you an exercise. If possible start recording for next 7 days your reasons for getting angry. List down all the situations and events which made you angry. You will be surprised to know that none of these situations demanded your anger. Also you will notice that irrespective of the situations you have cultivated habit of getting angry at the routine stuff for years. You have been addicted to the Anger, It has become necessary addiction for your survival. Without anger you feel impotent, weak and inferior.
You can’t do anything directly with anger. It’s an energy. All you can do is to watch it with awareness. The day you can catch anger is arising in you then you have learnt to master the anger. Till then you are just a slave to Anger

Sunday, November 13, 2011

SRK you are an eagle........you were born to fly

Waiting to fly....that's all I have always wanted to fly.


Twitter post by SRK



2012 Neptune in Pisces

Forget the Armageddon-style Hollywood hype about 2012. The kinder, gentler spin on this much-discussed year is that it will be a time of spiritual enlightenment, compassion and elevated consciousness. Much of this has to do with the presence of healing, karmic and mystical Neptune’s presence in its home sign of Pisces. In February 2012, Neptune settles in for a 13-year journey, but guess what? Today we get a sneak preview! Neptune visits Pisces from April 4 through August 4, 2011, signaling an urgent need for L-O-V-E to heal our planet. 

As the ruler of compassion and the soother of suffering, Neptune also points out societal injustices. In fact, the last time Neptune was in Pisces was in 1848, when the Communist Manifesto was born and the second French Revolution began. We’re seeing echoes of these uprisings in the Middle East already. 

Sustainable and communal living, a less extreme version of the original Marxist philosophy, is on the rise, too. Check out the Slow Movement (www.slowmovement.com) for ideas on how to turn down the manic pace of modern life and reconnect with natural rhythms. Whole communities are actually implementing ideas like slow food, slow travel, and so on. Neptune in Pisces also reminds us of the wisdom of cyclical living, which civilization practiced for eons before our industrialized, high-tech world kicked into overdrive. 

Both Neptune and Pisces rule the sea, and indeed, issues like oil spills, tsunamis and the earth’s water supply have become pressing concerns. Check out the documentary “Blue Gold” for an Al Gore—style look at how bottled water and the water supply is becoming shady big business. (Neptune, help!) 

Human rights, animal rights, protecting Mother Earth … these will all be hot topics in the next 14 years. One of the major news stories over the past couple of days has been a horrifying (and heartbreaking) video of a corporate CEO killing an elephant in Africa for sport, which spurred a call for a boycott of his company. He’s unwittingly become the poster child for everything that Neptune in Pisces will radically reform. Both Neptune and Pisces dissolve boundaries, and this gruesome incident also reminds us of our interconnection to all living things. If you’ve never read “A Course in Miracles,” make it your Neptune-in-Pisces “book club pick.” Much of its philosophy is that human pain comes from feeling separated from each other spiritually. It argues that separation is a myth and that we are all one, whether we acknowledge it or not. 

One thing’s clear: the world’s “lightworkers” and “earth angels” are needed more than ever. (Side note: If you see 11:11 or 1:11 on the clock or in random places frequently, some believe that’s a sign that you’re a lightworker, here to heal humanity.) In fact, if you’re reading this blog, you’re probably an earth angel, too — you’ve got enough interest in the deeper meaning of life, your purpose and other people to be drawn to astrology. 

Between now and August, find ways that you can give back, even if that means doing just one small action for the good of humanity and the planet each day. Neptune reminds us: No matter how much you may be suffering, there’s always someone suffering more. Be proactive and compassionate wherever you go.

http://www.mylifetime.com/astrology/astrology-blog/neptune-in-pisces-2012-s-sneak-preview

Neptune has entered Pisces and represents our need to merge with something greater and trust in something bigger than seen in our reality. The connection with a more powerful source is found in nearly all cultures and spiritual beliefs. Seeking and trusting in a power beyond ourselves has a transforming impact on our lives.



Many of the alcoholic groups, practice this belief as part of their twelve step programme. Neptune in Pisces asks us to surrender, admitting powerlessness and unmanageability and break out of a self-defeating cycle of repeated patterns and habits. Some people seek relief through an ideology, love, and others seek this oblivion through substances such as alcohol or heroin, for the illusory state of oneness. 

When Neptune transits through Pisces we long to transcend our sense of limitation and individual separateness. The planet puts us in touch with the fact that we need to have faith, to take us through changing states of doubts and confusion. The last transit of Neptune occurred in 1847-1861 and spiritualism was born along with a growing interest in the occult, and the afterlife. The welfare of the poor and sick became a public concern. 

Neptune’s transit through Pisces occurred just after its discovery on 23 September 1846 at 26 degrees Aquarius conjunct Saturn on the same degree. When Neptune was at 0 degrees of Pisces in 1847 The American Medical Association was founded and is the largest association of physicians and medical students in the United States. The AMA’s mission statement was to promote the art and science of medicine for the betterment of public health. 

We sometimes see ourselves as separate from other people and their suffering and with Neptune in Pisces we are asked to be more compassionate and imagine ourselves in the same position, we need to ‘feel’ we have an identification with the human race. Neptune represents the compassionate part of ourselves who wants to help
those in need. http://theastrologyplace.blogspot.com/2011/04/neptune-in-pisces-2011-2025.html