Friday, February 22, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”
― Bob Marley
Posted by mygreekspirit at 2:14 AM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
By Stavros Tzimas
It was past midnight and the rain was pouring down heavily when the screams, calling for help, came from the side of the river. The border guards who were at that time patrolling the flooded Evros bank near Madra village shone the searchlights in the direction of the screams. It was then that they saw people hanging from the trees shouting and gesturing.
Putting themselves at risk of being swept away by the torrential waters, the guards helped them climb down the trees and led them safely to the ground. They managed to rescue nine people, all of them illegal immigrants. An 11-year-old boy was missing.
They told police that Turkish smugglers put them in a rubber boat before pushing it into the rushing river. They said they were told to row their way to the Greek side. But the rubber boat burst as it struck a cluster of reeds, forcing them to climb the trees to save their lives.
Incidents like this used to be a daily routine along the Turkish border in the Evros region. Not any more. A crackdown on illegal immigration code-named Aspida (“shield”) appears to be yielding fruit since its launch in August last year.
Last July, 6,000 people were arrested in Orestiada, according to police data. In January the number dropped to 45. The construction of the 12.5-kilometer barbed-wire fence along the land border with Turkey, which was met with skepticism at home as well as from many EU officials, has allegedly succeeded in blocking one of the most popular transit routes for migrants seeking to make their way to the West.
“Nothing can get through the fence,” Orestiada police chief Giorgos Salamangas told Kathimerini.
“Evros has turned the page on the issue of illegal immigration,” he added.
Day and night thermal cameras installed on the fence scan the borderline sending real-time images to the police operation center. At the same time, police cars patrol the area behind the metal fence.
“We feel relieved. The fence is effective. The results are positive,” said the deputy prefect for Evros, Gogo Nikolaou.
Tightened security has also been welcomed among the Turkish population on the other side of the border. According to a report in the English-language Hurriyet Daily News, the residents of Karaagac and Bosnakoy villages near the border with Greece have expressed support for the project, saying that tighter security will curb the flow of illegal migrants.
“The border barrier is very good news, as it will discourage illegal migrants who step on our crops and vegetables while trying to cross the border,” a local told the newspaper.
The man said that 20 to 30 people were trying to cross the border through the village every night, trampling his crops. His village, he said, had begun to gain “a bad reputation as a smugglers’ place.”
Posted by mygreekspirit at 12:42 AM
You are about to go on stage, dear Pisces, for the universe is planning a rare party of planets in Pisces that will be ready by mid-March. By early February, three planets have already arrived in your sign: Mercury, Mars, and Neptune. Later, the Sun and Venus will arrive and all will await the arrival of the majestic new moon in Pisces to set off the celebrations. In all, by next month six heavenly bodies will be in Pisces. That is extraordinary - like six apples in a slot machine, these little planets (plus Sun and moon) will line up perfectly.
Think of February as your month to prepare for an entirely new chapter. Take time to think of all the elements you have in your life, and decide if any arrangements or obligations need to be deleted or renegotiated, for almost certainly you will need room to consider the option of picking up on new opportunities and other goodies the universe has prepared to present to you.
The fact that Mars is in Pisces is important, for it indicates that you have a control over the way things go. You will be courageous now, too, and if you present an idea to VIPs, you won't take a "no" for an answer. With Mars in your sign, you will be willing to go to the mat to promote your position - as well you must! The passion and creativity you show now will make you a star, and others will want to follow you wherever you go.
Astrologers are buzzing everywhere about the rare buildup of heavenly bodies in Pisces in March, to include the Sun, new moon March 11, Venus, Mercury, Mars, and Neptune - six out of a possible ten heavenly bodies in YOUR sign. Wow! Lucky YOU! Saturn will be perfectly supportive, as will Pluto, so this once-in-a-lifetime situation will have all kinds of positive ramifications to you. A friend will likely be instrumental in seeing you do well, now and in March. Foreign people and places, as well as academia, broadcasting, and publishing are also areas that will continue to glow.
In late February you will already have the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Neptune, and Mars in Pisces, and they will be on hand to welcome the new moon next month on March 11. The fact that Mars is in Pisces is very significant, as it means you are starting an important, and very energetic new two-year cycle. The fact that Neptune, your ruler, is back home in Pisces, the sign it rules, for the first time in 169 years, to stay until 2026, means you can easily, almost effortlessly, accept and internalize Neptune's gifts of creativity, intuition, charity, compassion, and inspiration.
Posted by mygreekspirit at 12:25 AM
Monday, February 18, 2013
Jesus of the new age
The astrological Jesus is still a New Age Jesus, or, in more contemporary terms, the Jesus of the new spirituality. Jesus is the man who realized Christ Consciousness, the innate divinity in all men. In a book based on the Edgar Cayce's channeled readings, Christ Consciousness is described as an awareness each of us has, which can be "awakened" by our will, "of the soul's oneness with God."39 Paramahansa Yogananda, the Hindu guru who came to America and whose book, Autobiography of a Yogi, inspired many Westerners to follow Hindu-based teachings, defines Christ Consciousness as "the universal consciousness, oneness with God, manifested by Jesus, Krishna, and other avatars," and is the realization of "God immanent in all creation."40 Unity's The Metaphysical Bible Dictionary expresses it more directly: "Christ is the divine-idea of man....Each of us has within him the Christ, just as Jesus had......The cosmic man...is the Christ....we are not persons, but factors in the cosmic mind. Reveal yourself to yourself by affirming ?I am the Christ, son of the living God'..."41 In one New Age bestseller, the author states that the greatest teaching of Christ was that we all have everlasting life, brotherhood in God, and that we have whatever we request.42
The return of Jesus should be viewed as perhaps "the reception of the Christ Consciousness in an individual."43 When writing as an astrologer about Christ and Pisces related to the movie, "The Last Temptation of Christ," I suggested that this film may have represented the second coming of Christ through a film. I stated in the article that "Humanity has been on the cross...nailed to its own narrow vision, unwilling to sacrifice ego for the resurrection of divinity. Discovering the Christ within frees us to experience that divine nature; what Christ did physically, we must do metaphysically."44
Contained within the Piscean Avatar is the New Age Christ as the one who awakens Christ Consciousness within. This Avatar also is a man, Jesus, who became the Christ. As astrologer Oken puts it:
"Let us make it absolutely clear that when we use the world ?Christ,' we do not necessarily mean Jesus. The Christ is the final step in the evolution of Man. It is a level of consciousness in which the individual has completely unified his Self with the Godhead. In this respect Buddha was a Christ as was Krishna as was Jesus."45
As in most New Age thinking, Jesus becomes the Christ through attaining the Christ Consciousness, the awareness of the divine Self. Jesus and the Christ are separate because anyone who achieves this spiritual awareness of the inner Christ can become the Christ, or as pop singer Jewel puts it, "We all will be Christed when we hear ourselves say/ We are that to which we pray."46
Posted by mygreekspirit at 11:59 PM
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The soul of every one of us descends from a different celestial sphere. Edgar Cayce, the sleeping Prophet of America talked about how each soul passes through a different planetary school between different incarnations and brings the strong influence and talents of the that planet’s sphere. Find out what yours is and possible vocations connected to it!
Today I will show to how to find what planet your soul is associated with, the way the ancient Sanskrit astrologer did it.This technique is taken from the ancient text of Jaimini and it is of the easiest and most effective character measure system. For this you will need to calculate your birth chart on my birth chart calculator. Time of birth is not essential but preferable.
Now check out which planet has the highest degree, from the table below. Only look at the degrees of the 7 visible planets: Su, Mo, Me, Ve, Ma, Ju, Sa. Ignore the Ascendant or Rahu and Ketu which are not real planet, just astronomical points in the horoscope.
The planet with the highest degree is your soul planet! It is as easy as that! You will have a very powerful identification with the qualities of this planet and will even be attracted to career associated to this planet because its energy is part of who you are.
ASTROLADA.COM birthchart calculator link below:
Posted by mygreekspirit at 3:29 PM