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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Pou tha me pas - oikonomopoulos

Papadopoulos - Esy den kseris

Ti sou vrisko - Kwstopoulos


Backers of the bailout say the wage cuts, tax hikes and economic reforms demanded by Brussels are the only way Greece can hope to become solvent. Opponents say it is self-defeating - making Greece's debt problem worse by destroying its chances of economic growth and imposing extreme hardship on a population already enduring five years of recession.
The younger generation has been hit particularly hard - more than half of Greek youth are unemployed. They appear to have found a hero in Tsipras, a boyish 37-year-old civil engineer, ex-Communist and former student leader.
In a country fed up with middle-aged party dynasts widely seen as corrupt, he has become a star - aided by a self-confident manner and good looks.
Samaras and Venizelos may be hoping Greeks - frightened by the prospect of a hasty exit from the euro - will return to their traditional parties in a vote re-run.
But the first opinion poll since the election showed the main beneficiary of a new vote would be Tsipras. It gave SYRIZA 27.7 percent of the vote, almost 11 points up on its Sunday result, and well ahead of New Democracy on about 20 percent.
Ratings agency Fitch said the emergence of a government that disavowed the bailout terms would increase the chance of Greece leaving the euro zone, an event it said would put the credit ratings of all euro countries at risk.
Greece could run out of money as soon as the end of June. The prospect that Greece might declare bankruptcy and leave the euro caused panic across the euro zone last year. Since then, European banks have written off the value of most of their Greek debt, making them less prone to shock if Greece defaults.
($1 = 0.7716 euros)
(Additional reporting by Harry Papachristou and Karolina Tagaris; Writing by Peter Graff; Editing by Dina Kyriakidou)

Collapse of Greece's dominant parties

ATHENS — The collapse of Greece’s dominant parties in Sunday’s elections swept a new political force onto the scene here: the Coalition of the Radical Left, or Syriza, a pro-euro yet anti-austerity party that has Greece’s creditors trembling with its calls for the country to reject its current loan agreement and nationalize the banks.
Although Syriza’s energetic 37-year-old leader, Alexis Tsipras, failed to form a left-wing governing coalition, his party’s unexpected success — with 16.8 percent of the vote, besting the once-mighty Socialists, who garnered only 13 percent, and placing second after the center-right New Democracy’s 18.8 percent — has upended Greece’s political order.
As political leaders struggle to form a government, Mr. Tsipras has emerged as a rising star in Greek politics. He turned down an offer from the Socialists to join a multiparty coalition, that way making it ever more likely that Greece will be forced into new elections next month. If so, that will be fine with Mr. Tsipras, whose party is now the country’s most popular, with support from 24 percent of the electorate, according to a survey this week by the polling company Marc for the Alpha television channel.
Mr. Tsipras is hoping to follow the success of François Hollande in France and ride a tide of anti-austerity sentiment to convince even more Greeks that Syriza is not simply a protest vote but a responsible alternative to the status quo, a break from four decades of ossified two-party government in a country where the debt crisis has redrawn the political map.
“I could not even imagine some months ago that Tsipras would be the second party and would have a chance to rule,” said Nikos Xydakis, a political analyst. In Mr. Xydakis’s view, after the cold war and the boom years, the debt crisis pushed Greece into a new historical cycle. “We are in the beginning of the great European depression, and Greece is the first link to crack, so politics change and Alexis Tsipras tries to begin another circle. He’s very good at capturing the momentum.”

Evolutionary Astrology

Mercury, one of the two rulers of the karmic axis, advances into Gemini on May 24. You can expect the buzz to keep going strong through month’s end.
May 5:   Super Full Moon 8:35 pm (16 Scorpio 01)
May 20: New Moon Solar Eclipse 4:47 pm (0 Gemini 21)
June 4:  Super Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 4:12 am (14 Sagittarius 14)
June 5:  Venus occultation 6:31 pm (15 Gemini 44)
 (Venus/Sun conjunction, duration 6 hours)
May 8: Mercury enters Taurus (10:15 pm)
May 15: Venus stations retrograde (7:33 am) (Venus retro: May 15 to June 27)
May 16: Juno retrograde revisits Scorpio (11:56 pm)
May 17: Pallas Athene enters Aries (9:56 pm)
May 20: Sun enters Gemini (8:16 am)
May 24: Venus enters Gemini (4:12 am)
**Note all times listed are PDT; please check your local listings
Dates to watch: May 5- 7, 8 – 16, 19 – 23, 25 – 27
A series of critical planetary aspects from May 7 to 16 are staging for both the Solar Eclipse and the start of the Venus retrograde cycle on May 15. With Jupiter, sun, and Sedna in close alignment between May 11 and 13, there’s a precious lot at stake. (Consider them on the bounty hunt.) Whatever has been held in a captive or frozen state is about to breathe a new life. Venus in retrograde will materialize the unfinished and/or ripe and ready from our karmic storyboard. This potent cycle and the rare Venus/sun alignment of June 5/6 will bring each and every one of us to a destiny-writing chapter of major significance. As stated above, this karmic storyboard is already in development. The plot is about to thicken. Across time and space, and regarding our current stage of evolution, we are developing a multi-dimensional, past, present, and future, holographic platform. The reverberation of the rare alignment of June 5/6 is one of creative transformation pulsing through creation. The Mayan Calendar may end on the winter solstice of 2012, but this rare Venus alignment marks the transition of a new age of Man. This is a key and critical time for the evolution of our physical reality, our conceptual framework, and our soul growth too. It is a profound moment for humanity.
Evolutionary Astrology studies the past lifetime dynamics that have brought the individual to present circumstances and level of personal development. By understanding the past and how far one has come, one can learn how to best facilitate the soul’s intended growth for the current life.


  1. An acceptance of the fact that human beings incarnate in a succession of lifetimes
  2. An acceptance of the fact that the birth chart reflects the evolutionary condition of the soul at the moment of incarnation
  3. An acceptance of the fact that the birth chart reflects the evolutionary condition of the soul for the present life
  4. An acceptance of the fact that the circumstances of the present life, both materially and psychologically, do not arise randomly, but rather reflect the evolutionary intentions and necessities of the soul.
  5. An acceptance of the fact that human beings interact creatively and unpredictably with their birth charts, that all astrological symbols are multidimensional and are modulated into material and psychic expression by the consciousness of the individual.
  6. An acceptance of the fact that human beings are responsible for the realities they experience, both internally and externally.
  7. A respectful intention to accept and support a person seeking astrological help, no matter the evolutionary state in which such an individual finds himself, or herself.

Monday, May 7, 2012

koimasai ki ego graffo gia sena - toxotina '73

Κοιμάσαι κι εγώ γράφω για σένα
αυτά που δεν τολμώ να πω.
Γράφω καθώς σκέφτομαι 
τις φλέβες των χεριών σου. 
Να μη τολμώ να σου πω 
τί συμβαίνει μέσα μου 
κάθε που σε κοιτάζω.

"Οι στιγμές που μου 'δωσες
αξίζουν μια ζωή"

Δε μετανιώνω, δεν ξεχνώ
δεν αφήνω τίποτα και κανέναν
να το αλλάξει αυτό. 

Κι αν λόγια πικρά 
και παιδαριώδη σου λέω
είναι γιατί 
ήμουν ένα κακομαθημένο κορίτσι
που τα ήθελε όλα. 
Δε θέλω όμως να μεγαλώσω.

Μη με ακούς.
Μη με διαβάζεις. 
Μόνο νιώσε με..
Ίσως είναι γραφτό. 
Από αυτά τα παιχνίδια 
της μοίρας το πιο βέβαιο.

Ότι εγώ θα είμαι μαζί σου
θα είμαι δική σου.
Σε άλλα χέρια νομίζεις εσύ
ότι ζωγραφίζω τους χάρτες μου 
αλλά μόνο στα δικά σου
είναι γραμμένη η ιστορία μου.

Και με τις πέντε μου αισθήσεις
σε ζητώ σε λάθος δρόμους.
Και τις πέντε μου ζωές 
αφήνω πίσω όταν τα μέσα σου 

Πόσο καιρό προσπαθώ 
να τρέξω μακριά σου μάταια.
Και είναι αυτή η ματαιότητα 
που με κάνει να σε ερωτεύομαι

Ποίηση: Μαρία Πεπικίδου
Σεβαστείτε τα πνευματικά δικαιώματα. 
Σας ευχαριστώ.

Poem by, toxotina '73

Natan h kardia mou petra - Aslanidou

Past lives explored in Dangerous Ishhq

MUMBAI: Filmmakers of 'Dangerous Ishhq' have released a four-and-a-half-minute movie clip. Karisma Kapoor in her 'comeback, plays a supermodel haunted by strange visions from her past life. In the clip, she’s being explained by a psychiatrist, or hypnotist, about the secret of past lives and about how the mind doesn’t remember what one’s soul does. The film is directed by Vikram Bhatt and is being touted as India’s first Stereoscopic 3D movie. It will also release on May 11 in 2D as well as 3D.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Scorpio Full Moon May 2012

The Sabian symbol for the Sun at 17*Taurus is: A symbolic battle between "swords' and "torches'.   On one level, this symbolizes a battle between physical desires and the desire for spiritual illumination.  Dane Rudhyar sees this image as the need to face issues as if there are two opposing sides such as good vs. evil, a polarization of values.  The warrior's Sword of clear thought and Truth, the magician's Wand of intuition and willpower.  I would like to contend that it is the energies of rational thought (swords) and intuition (wands) that are symbolically opposed to each other.  And they don't have to be.  We can learn to bring our intelligence and our intuition into balance.  Our rational thinking is best served when there is an intuitive understanding of the situation, just as our intuition needs a rational foundation to build with.  These two "opposing' sides of the mind need not be mutually exclusive.  They are meant to complement each other as all oppositions are.  This serves our Venus in Gemini well, since Gemini can describe both the mortal (rational) and the immortal (intuitive) mind.   

The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 17*Scorpio is: A Woman, fecundated by her own Spirit, is "Great with Child'.  This is another image of the "Woman Clothed with the Sun, standing on the Moon, crowned by 12 stars, giving birth to the Savior'.  This is Lady Wisdom, the innate potential within us all to give birth to the god-consciousness within, just as the Buddha did under this full Moon.  This image of Lady Wisdom is an important one at this time in our history.  She brings into being a new paradigm, a peaceful Earth.

This potent full Moon is the closest to the Earth this year and therefore exerts a stronger pull on us.  As it rises big and full in the night sky, it calls us to give birth to the powerful destiny seeded within each of us.  This is the year to do it and now is the time to let go of the fears and the demons that keep us caught up in the delusions of our patriarchal society.   We can band together with like-minded people (Venus in Gemini) and create a life that is meaningful, creative and strong (Mars in Virgo).

This Taurus/Scorpio Full Moon asks us to become aware of the people and things we give the highest value to, and to look at the emotional trauma that keeps us apart.  It's time to question our values and beliefs about money, power, happiness and our connection to each other and to the Earth.  There are powerful forces at work determined to keep the old system alive, regardless of how many people and places it destroys.  But we are equally powerful, and the Cosmos is lending us energy to break-through our paralysis and stand up for our beliefs.  

The background energies of this full Moon continue to be: the pursuit of justice and the balance between masculine and feminine consciousness, between men and women (Saturn in Libra); a more inclusive vision of well-being for everyone (Neptune/Chiron in Pisces opposite Mars in Virgo opposing the lunar nodes in Gemini/Sagittarius); more care of the Earth (Sun, Ceres, Jupiter and Sedna in Taurus) in our society (Pluto in Capricorn); and a strong sense of our place and purpose in the larger scheme of things (Uranus in Aries).

Venus and Mars

Venus and Mars by Sandro Botticelli

Venus and Mars are the ruling planets of Taurus and Scorpio, meaning they focus the energies of these two ways of being.  Both of these planets go retrograde this year, renewing themselves and their goals.  It's interesting that both Gemini and Virgo, the signs Venus and Mars retrograde through, are ruled by Mercury, the god-energy of Mind and Intuition.  It seems we have to start using our minds and our hearts together if we want to fulfill our highest potentials this year.  We have to let Aphrodite and Eros awaken us to our Divinity. 
Mars is also the ruler of the sign Aries, which is concerned with our self-identity.  With Uranus traveling through Aries, our Mars energy has been trying on new identities to live by.  Whether we feel we are leaders, warriors, healers, bards, mystics, adventurers or farmers, we are being asked to assume a larger identity in the world.  This Mars in Virgo retrograde has been a time to fine-tune that identity and the desires it constellates.

Mars went retrograde on January24, 2012 at 24* Virgo and turned back to direct motion on April 13 at 4* Virgo.  Mars symbolizes our desire nature Eros, as well as our warrior nature Aries.  Mars is the god who grapples with life, bringing us those things we desire enough to work and fight for.  The retrograde Mars turned within to fine tune those things within us that needed to be healed and analyzed.  

Now that Mars is moving ahead again in Virgo, Mars can help us become a master at whatever we do.  Virgo is the sign of the craftsperson, someone who takes the time to perfect what needs doing.  Virgo is analytical and practical, wanting to find the best solution to problems.   Mars in Virgo is the master craftsman, striving for perfection in order to achieve his desires.  Mars in Virgo is modest, helpful, analytical and willing to be of service to others and to the world, but we have to watch out for self-criticism and perfectionism if we want our Mars to work competently. When Mars goes retrograde in Virgo, our desires are scrutinized and carefully considered, since we want to show the world the best that we are.  It isn't about perfection, but rather wholeness.

Venus is the planet that symbolizes our ability to connect with what we love.  The goddess Aphrodite/Venus is not only the goddess of Love, Beauty and Sexuality, she is the goddess of Wisdom and Wholeness.  It is the call of Venus that awakens Psyche within us; it is Love that shows us how to be whole.  Venus calls us to the deeper realities of the Spirit Incarnate.  She is the goddess who knows that Love is the most central Law of the Cosmos and she is the gift the Great Spirit of Life has given us.  What a dry, bitter world it would be without Love!

Have you seen Venus shining so brightly in the evening sky?  She is slowing down now, about to turn retrograde on Tuesday, May 15th at 7:33am PDT/ 10:33am EDT.  She will begin to move back toward the setting sun until she disappears in the sun's rays.  Then Venus will move across the face of the Sun on Tuesday June 5th at 16* Gemini.  (More on this in the next few newsletters -- we'll see her toward sunset in the western USA.)  Venus moved over the face of the Sun back in 2004 and now eight years later we'll see it again for the last time in another 100 years.  Venus, which is now the Evening Star, will become the Morning Star once again.  

Venus is traveling through the sign of Gemini, retrograding from May 15 to June 27, from 24* to 8* Gemini.  When Venus goes retrograde, we re-evaluate our values and our relationship, which were formed by our family, our culture and our religions.  Now we get to see what our hearts really yearn for, our true feelings about what is important to us.

Venus in Gemini knows that good communication skills are an important part of any relationship.  In Gemini, Venus advocates for a meeting of the minds before deep intimacy can be achieved.  Venus here wants to be a good companion, using her intellectual talents as well as her enthusiasm for life in all her relations.  This airy Venus wants to play with everyone and certainly doesn't want to be "tied down' unless she does the tying.  Venus says we need to find new ways of relating that fit our new sense of ourselves.  There is nothing possessive or dominating about Venus here -- it's all about the ability to partner up and play with ideas, feelings, intuitions, purposes and each other.  Nothing is set, nothing settled.  It's all about curiosity and experimenting.  Of course this can lead to shallow interactions and indecision when it comes to feelings.  But at its highest levels, Venus in Gemini calls us to open our minds and hearts to each other and see what we can learn about new ways of relating, new ways of giving value to things and people (our money system) and new ways to be creative.

Greeks Invented politics and humor lol

Diary of an election

Saturday, May 5, 6pm (BST)
Driving back to Athens from the central city Volos yesterday reminded me how much can be learned about a country from its roads.
As we proceeded on the E-75 motorway at close to the speedlimit of 120 km/h, drivers passed by at 140 km/h and more, not wearing seatbelts.
Slower traffic moved half into the hard shoulder to allow others to pass. Gypsies drove pick-up trucks piled high with kitchen towels, headed for a market somewhere, presumably.
Greeks have always a practiced a liberal interpretation of road rules. There is a national law requiring the wearing of seat belts, which is treated as strictly optional by many drivers. Owners of new cars who don’t want to be bothered by incessant beeping from their vehicles warning system simply buckle in their belt then sit on it.
The other day a Greek journalistic colleague confronted a car coming towards him the wrong way down a fairly narrow one-way road. A discussion ensued, during which the other driver protested that he was in the right because “there is no need for the road to be one-way”.
Coming from a land of natural obedience, I always found this disregard for rulebooks rather endearing, but of course in light of the national financial calamity it has a more sombre tone.
Rule-bending by Greek government – to which the EU turned a blind eye – brought the country to the verge of disaster. Political leaders were definitely not wearing their seat belts as they drove the economy towards the edge off a cliff.

Greeks punishing their leaders

 © Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greeks angered by a vicious and protracted financial crisis punished their two main parties in national elections Sunday, with exit polls projecting no outright winner and no party gaining enough votes to form a government.
The conservative New Democracy party appeared the most likely to win the top spot, while the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn seemed set to gain parliamentary seats for the first time. Days of talks are likely to ensue as parties attempt to hammer out a governing coalition.
The election will determine the country's course after years of austerity measures that have outraged voters but which were critical in convincing international creditors to extend Greece billions in loans to keep its debt-saddled economy afloat.
According to the exit poll commissioned by four major television stations, New Democracy was projected to win between 17 percent and 20 percent of the vote, the formerly majority PASOK socialists between 14 percent and 17 percent, and the left-wing Radical Left Coalition, or Syriza, between 15.5 percent and 18.5 percent. The figures, however, all fell within the margin of error.
The outgoing governing coalition consisted of PASOK and New Democracy. However, New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras had insisted before the election that he would not form another coalition with his socialist rivals, saying such a prospect would require too much haggling to be effective.
"The truth is here — the reality of this result is that at the moment this produces no government," said Theodoros Pangalos, outgoing deputy prime minister and senior PASOK official. "It is not a question at the moment of who gets a little more or a little less."
Greece is heavily dependent on billions of euros worth of international rescue loans from other European countries and the International Monetary Fund, and must impose yet more austerity measures next month to keep the bailout funds flowing and prevent a default and a potentially disastrous exit from the group of nations that use the euro currency.
Thirty-two parties were vying for the support of nearly 10 million registered voters, many of whom were undecided on the eve of the election.
Golden Dawn, which has vowed to kick out immigrants and mine Greece's borders with Turkey, was predicted to win between 6 and 8 percent, well above the 3 percent needed to enter parliament. "Greek citizens should not fear us, the only ones who should fear us are the traitors," Golden Dawn leader Nikolaos Michaloliakos told The Associated Press.
Official results were expected later Sunday night. Whatever they show, the outcome will be a blow to both New Democracy and PASOK, which have dominated Greek politics for nearly four decades but are paying the price for the country's financial crisis.

A guide to Greece's political parties