Here’s The Top Design Disaster That Ruins Your Sleep And Health

BY LISA DOUGLAS

According to one feng shui expert, there’s one design mistake that many people make when it comes to designing their bedroom and it’s wreaking havoc on their sleep and health.

You have to have been underground for the past two decades if you haven’t heard the term feng shui being thrown around. Just in case you think it may be a new type of fried pork meal, let us clarify! Feng shui, which literally translates to “wind and water” is the ancient art of placement.

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The Chinese believe that the goal of one’s life is to enhance the flow of chi (spiritual energy) and create balanced and harmonious environments that promote health, increase wealth, and bring happiness.

 

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One of the ways this can be achieved is through the proper placement of items, including furniture, in your house. The art has become so widely accepted and envogue that if a decorator doesn’t use it—or at least isn’t slightly familiar with it—it could be grounds for termination.

 

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An entire house can be designed according to feng shui principles, but since rest is the foundation of a healthy life and the bedroom is the oasis of the home, experts agree that it’s the most important area to start with. In the bedroom, the way that furniture is positioned in the bedroom affects your health by affecting the flow of energy. The correct placement can make one feel more calm and tranquil, more positive, and generally in more in control.

 

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Start by taking a look around your room. The top mistake people make in arranging their bedroom is not leaving equal room on both sides of the bed. This is one of the most vital elements in designing this room. Is your bed pushed up against the wall? Is there more room on one side than the other? Does the room feel a little off kilter when you step back and study it?

 

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The uneven placement of items to the sides of the bed doesn’t allow for the equal flow of chi throughout the room and can result in relationship issues, and physical and mental health issues, as well. When designing the room, make sure there’s equal space on both sides of the bed but also be sure that there’s a grounding energy there as well. Two nightstands do the trick with some added lamps (both the same) for soft lighting.

 

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This balance will be keep your energy centered and will also maintain equality in your relationship. If you have a choice, experts recommend the use of round tables instead of square ones. The points on the square of the tables may cut off the chi energy that will be directed toward you.

 

Feeling rejuvenated by the thought of revitalizing your life through your bedroom? Read on about the other things you can do to boost your mojo!

Don’t align your bed with doors.

Doors are a big deal in the art of feng shui and are symbolic of so many things. As a rule of thumb it’s important to keep the bed positioned as far from any door as possible. It’s also important that the bed not be in alignment with any door (bedroom, bathroom, or closet), or too much chi will flow toward the bed.

 

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Even if it’s misaligned, a door should be visible at all times—this allows you to energetically and literally see and feel who and what opportunities are approaching. Additionally, a direct line of vision to the door is believed to start your day with a sense of control.

 

Avoid accumulating clutter.

Too much clutter means that chi can’t circulate in your bedroom which can cause intimacy and health issues. Be sure that the area surrounding your bed is clean and free of debris.

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Extra books can be a particularly overwhelming source of clutter. Too many books lying around can disturb the peace in your bedroom by making the room look and feel like it’s a place of work. A few books are fine, but more than that should be placed in a different area of the house.

 

Take the television out of the bedroom.

Televisions are considered an unhealthy addition to most bedrooms; they not only create unhealthy magnetic fields which disrupt sleep, they also keep you distracted and keep the bedroom from being a place of relaxation.

 

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This holds true for desks as well. If you can’t move either, experts suggest that you cover them with a scarf or sheet when they’re not in use.

Keep plants and flowers outside of your room.

Yang is the very active principle of the universe that’s characterized as male and is associated with heaven, heat, and light. Plants are thought to possess a lot of it—making them inappropriate for a bedroom.

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Their high energy and internal activity can rob you of the peaceful rest that is needed so it’s recommended to keep all plants and flowers out of the room. If you must keep them in your bedroom, try to keep them out of line of vision when you’re in bed.

Have a supportive wall behind your head.

At nighttime, your body needs good backing, protection, and support to rest and repair from the day’s work and stress. Feng shui advises the use of headboards that are solid and made of wood. A good upholstered one is helpful because you get the best of both worlds: gentle and supportive.

 

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Experts caution that it’s not advisable to position your bed under a window. Doing so may gradual rob you of your personal energy, as the window offers neither support nor protection.

Get a supportive mattress.

The quality of the mattress that you choose is super important in feng shui because the better you rest at night, the better prepared you are for your day. Pick your mattress wisely and be sure that it provides firm support, hopefully, support similar to these mattresses below.

 

Never, ever buy a used mattress because not only is that potentially highly unsanitary, it’s believed that energy is accumulated from previous owners and you have no idea what kind of energy it may be. Avoid beds and mattresses that fold into walls as they are typically uncomfortable and not healthy for your body.

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Make sure the bed is high enough.

The height of your mattress is important because it allows for smooth energy flow under the bed so be sure that your bed is high enough off of the ground for it to circulate.

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Platform beds or ones with storage under the mattress are considered bad feng shui choices as there is no space under the bed for chi to flow which can result in a myriad of problems.

 

Avoid mirrors.

Feng shui experts caution that mirrors in a bedroom can cause disturbed sleep and may invite space for infidelity. Mirrors are also considered too energetic for such a restful space.

 

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If mirrors are necessary, experts suggest that you put them behind closet doors, or drape fabric over them when they’re not in use.

Don’t put your bed under a beam.

As a general rule of thumb it’s suggested to not position your bed directly under a beam as it may create feelings of pressure that can disrupt sleep and harm your health.

 

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If you must do so, cover the beam with fabric or hang two bamboo flutes from the beam with the mouthpieces pointing downward.

 

Skip water fountains and fish tanks.

Remove all items that contain water or that picture water from your bedroom. This may include aquariums, water fountains, and pictures of lakes or rivers.

 

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Feng Shui warns that these are considered negative items and may invite possible financial loss or robbery.

(Article Source Healthyway.com)

The True Definition of a Wounded Healer

Calleen Wilder

Wounded Healer

I stumbled upon this and felt compelled to share it with all of you.  You see, I know many of you are Wounded Healers.  I also know that the first time someone referred to me as such, I wasn’t quite sure what that entailed.  Nor did I know if that was an insult or a compliment.  I’ve since learned that it’s neither.  Rather, it’s simply a truth… a statement of fact.

Here’s the thing though, I’m not a martyr.  For some reason I flee from that word.  I think largely because I don’t actually desire to cause myself any harm or extra burdens in order to lighten someone else’s load (exception being for my kids).

Plus, I’ve met too many “fake martyrs” in my lifetime.  You know, those who want everyone to believe they’re so righteous that they’ll gladly give up their own comforts for someone else’s, all in the name of goodness, mercy, and hopefully a bit of praise from you.  Yeah, that’s not for me.   That’s not who I am.

Yet in working with all sorts of people over the last 35 years, I’ve come to understand that a lot of the hard things I’ve encountered in my life likely happened for a reason.  A reason other than just for my own growth.

I now fully understand, and perhaps even appreciate, the simple fact that if you haven’t walked in someone else’s shoes you truly have no understanding of what their problem feels like.  Let alone have any “real deep and penetrating life suggestions” for what they might do in order to overcome whatever is troubling them.

Thus, I get that unless you have wallowed in the same mud as they are, you can’t begin to understand what being dirty, in that particular way, feels like.

So yes, it seems that if you really want to help others heal you must have already figured out how to heal yourself, to some degree or another, of the very same wound.

That’s not to imply that you have to have had a hard life in order to do any good for those you wish to help.  In truth, I’m sure there’s many healers out there who do good for others even if they’ve never experienced anything similar.

Rather, I’m saying that it’s the true Wounded Healers who can jump into that pit of hell with you, precisely because they really know what it feels like to be you in that moment.  And, if they’ve learned anything from their own similar experience they have wisdom to share with you.  True, practical, and proven successful solutions.

It seems we wounded healers shine the light in such a way that it makes it far easier for you to see the light.  Maybe simply because you understand that we are comrades in the same war, which makes you far more open to letting us into your wounds.

It’s complicated.  It’s deep.  It’s intricately personal.  And it’s likely been incredibly painful for all of us who try to help where we can, precisely because we know how lost a human can get.  We’ve been there.  We’ve felt it too.

I guess the downfall in all of this is simply that we wounded healers grow tired too.  Personally, I don’t want to learn one more thing about the inexpressible pain we humans can go through.  I don’t need any more lessons or growth experiences.  I’m maxed out.  I’ll help where I can, with what I already know, but I won’t even seek that out.

Today I find I’m ready for a break from it.  I’m ready for fun, light-hearted, and breezy.  Those are the pieces most missed in my lifetime.  But not for long, not if I can help it.

So no, I’m not a martyr.  I simply have a deep understanding about why my wounds exist.  I also have learned how to best use my experiences for the good of others.  In the end that makes some of the hell worth going through.

Anyway, in my humble, and perhaps slightly jaded opinion, this is what being a true Wounded Healer is all about.  Tough job.  But somewhere along the way I’m quite sure I chose it.  Not sure why.  Still sure I did.

I often say I think I was drunk or high when I picked out some of the challenges in this lifetime.  Truth is, I’m pretty sure that’s true (lol).

Evil Things: New Paranormal Show

Via Inquisitr.com

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Paranormal fans can look forward to the return of Amy Bruni and Adam Berry next month in their latest series, Kindred Spirits, but TLC has a whole new paranormal show debuting right after those celebrity ghost hunters. Evil Things debuts on September 15 with a new take on the paranormal investigation series format. Instead of investigating haunted places with celebrity ghost hunters, Evil Things will focus on two stories each episode of everyday people claiming to have had encounters with haunted objects.

Could this be the influence of films like The Conjuring and the Annabelle series, based on a true story featuring an allegedly haunted doll that was owned by real paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren? While there are bound to be plenty of haunted dolls in upcoming episodes, the press screening of the Evil Things premiere focused on two very different haunted objects.

In the first Evil Things story, college student, Lindsay, gets a dream trip to Europe as a present from her parents. She meets a handsome young American and accepts his invitation for a motorcycle ride that turns tragic. After a severe eye injury, Lindsay needs a cornea transplant to save her eye and her vision. As anyone who has ever seen a horror film might guess, Lindsay starts seeing strange things with her new cornea. Are her visions simply an overactive imagination, or are they something more sinister related to her accident? Or something else altogether?

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In the second story of the Evil Things premiere, you get the typical “young couple buys a new house and something isn’t right” scenario. But this haunting seems to revolve around a set of video tapes found walled up in the attic. As the husband becomes more obsessed with watching the creepy tapes, more and more paranormal phenomena occur, particularly involving his wife.

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Evil Things features re-enactments of events, like some other popular paranormal TV series, relating firsthand accounts of ghostly occurrences and haunted locations. But this is the first paranormal show to focus exclusively on haunted objects.

Evil Things debuts September 15 at 10 p.m. (ET) on TLC, right after the Season 2 premiere of Kindred Spirits at 9 p.m. (ET). Turn out the lights for some Friday night frights.

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Kindred Spirits New Season Starts Soon

Via Inquistr.com

Paranormal investigators Amy Bruni and Adam Berry (Ghost Hunters) will return next month for the second season of their latest series, Kindred Spirits, according to TLC. The ghost hunters will debut this new season of paranormal investigations in the Lizzie Borden House, where Lizzie allegedly axed her parents to death. While that haunted location has been featured on many other paranormal TV shows, Bruni and Berry have a new twist this time around. Instead of searching for spirits of the Borden family, they are looking for the grandparents of one of the tour guides, and even enlisting help from the spirits of the Bordens to try to contact them.

Paranormal fans, you probably haven’t seen that before, right?

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Bruni And Berry Start Their Second Season of ‘Kindred Spirits’

Kindred Spirits debuted last year, pairing BFF paranormal investigators Bruni and Berry in their own series after they moved on from Syfy’s Ghost Hunters. Unlike Ghost Hunters, where the TAPS team investigated historic buildings such as asylums and hospitals, Bruni and Berry paired up on Kindred Spirits to help everyday people facing paranormal phenomena in their homes. In the case of this debut episode of Season 2 of Kindred Spirits, the Lizzie Borden House isn’t technically a residence, but it is a former family residence that has been converted into a museum and bed and breakfast.

‘Kindred Spirits’ Brings In Psychic Chip Coffey To Help

Sue, one of the tour guides for the popular paranormal tourist spot, has been advised by several psychics that her grandparents are there trying to reach her, and she feels she might be in danger given some of the misfortunes and health problems that have plagued co-workers. She’s so afraid of the basement that Bruni and Berry decide to call in psychic Chip Coffey (Paranormal State) to help with their investigation and to try to make contact with the spirits of her grandparents and anyone else lurking there.

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Suffice it to say that like the other investigations you may have watched for Kindred Spirits, the paranormal power duo and psychic Coffey find plenty of interesting evidence in the press screener for the episode. They also discover some other tragic history in the Borden family around that location that may be contributing to the haunting. Also note that continuing the tradition of the first season of Kindred Spirits, you might be well-advised to keep a box of tissues handy.

Kindred Spirits debuts September 15 at 9 pm (ET) on TLC. You can also catch Coffey at some upcoming Ghost Hunt Weekends events and Bruni and Berry on Mackinac Island hosting a paranormal event in October with Strange Destinations.

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Article Source Inquistr.com

The Solar Eclipse & You – When an Eclipse Hits the Astrological Houses

Written by Molly Hall

For the upcoming Eclipse you may want to drag out your Personal Natal Chart (Astrology Chart) if you have one. If not, if you have your date, time, and place of birth you can go online to a free Astrology Chart Generating website and get yours. But time is critical. If you don’t know your time of birth, the houses won’t be accurate and the below descriptions won’t really apply.  Yet if you do know your time, the below text is very informative and helpful.  Something definitely worth considering.

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There can be a jittery buzz of anticipation in the days leading up to a Solar Eclipse. Something meaningful is percolating up from places where the Sun don’t shine, and the blocking out of a constant light source is a symbolic block of familiar ways of being and perceiving.

The lunar eclipse also holds sway. Like the Moon card in the Tarot, it’s a time of chaos or confusion, discovery or rediscovery.

What is there to be absorbed, revealed or remembered?

The solar and lunar eclipses are sometimes disruptive shake-ups, leading to major life events or more subtle inner changes. What’s neat to note is that eclipses run through the Zodiac every 19 years, in what’s called the Saros Cycle. When the eclipse occurs, try to remember what happened to you 19 years ago. Is that core theme playing out again?

DOUBLE ACT

It’s useful to look at Zodiac signs, as well as the transiting houses of the eclipse, as a two-act production also. Since Zodiac signs correspond to a house, their symbolic themes are similar. Here are some notes to get you started, by looking at where the eclipses land in your own chart.

Eclipses go in reverse of the natural Zodiac (Aries to Pisces). You can track themes to become more aware of each eclipse cycle.

FIRST AND SEVENTH HOUSES (OR ARIES-LIBRA)

An eclipse in the first house strongly involves a sense of self.

You may experience a desire to firm up your stance by claiming “I am” with self-defining acts or plans. In more extreme cases, it might mean the end to an entanglement that’s muddled your sense of self. Or perhaps merging lives with another with accompanying fears of losing the self. A challenge here is to balancing personal initiation and identity with meaningful relationships in your life.

Eclipses in the seventh house also affect relationships that weigh heavily on the self. There can be upheavals in these big relationships, ranging from emotional shocks, deepening intimacy, or breaking up. A relationship can be wholly absorbing, until you realize you’ve lost your own defining edges. Some might awaken to the naked truth about what’s been lost or gained by being in cahoots with a close friend, lover, or business associate. Who am I in this relationship? Who will I become?

Overall, themes of an eclipse in the first or seventh house include identity crisis, self-hood, and relationships. This could mean going into a partnership or marriage or having periods of solo retreats.

SIXTH OR TWELFTH HOUSE (OR VIRGO-PISCES)

When there is an eclipse in the sixth house, you are more sensitive to the body either spiritually or physically. This may be a time of accidents, life-threatening illness, or spiritual healing, which can shake you out of a deadening routine and put your life in perspective. By asking yourself questions such as “Is my job missing something?” or “Can I achieve a great connection or purpose?” you will strive for more soulful work and a more engaged life. These changes can either be subtle or in-your-face.

Eclipses in the twelfth house emphasize tending to the soul. You may experience soul messages through vivid dreams or seemingly otherworldly happenings. One outcome of eclipses here is to become aware of something previously veiled. That could include behaviors that you show in the workplace or relationships that have been unconsciously playing out. A breakthrough can be humbling at first, and then lead to being more real and physically present in your life.

In general, sixth of twelfth house eclipses with make you question the minutia and the infinite in your life’s direction.

FIFTH AND ELEVENTH HOUSE (OR LEO-AQUARIUS)

An eclipse in your fifth house will highlight what makes you unique. It could be a wake-up call to seize the day with your creative gifts. You may creatively express yourself alone or in collaboration.

You may experience acknowledging the need for recognition and setting out on a path to that uses your talents. Perhaps this means turning what you love into your life’s work or taking a gamble with your heart.

Eclipses in the eleventh house have to do with extended friend networks — colleagues and collaborators, near and far. Your attention is on these wider circles, with possible endings of some alliances or keeping up-to-date with others. You might meet odd characters, or reveal your own strange inclinations or fascinations. The genius is unleashed, and you experience more freedom to say and do what you like.

Fifth and eleventh house eclipses will urge you to make a name for yourself, bring your attention to social networks, cause up and downs in friendships, and even lead to a shift with your child.

FOURTH AND TENTH HOUSE (CANCER/CAPRICORN)

Eclipses in the fourth house bring attention to home life. The forces that shaped your emotional body loom large, perhaps triggered by an event. A crisis here could bring you back to your roots, through tragedy or a sense of responsibility.

An eclipse in the tenth house rouses dynamics of authority — claiming it or giving it away. Often times, sources of authority come from family members, so relationships with parents or kids may be affected. During this time, events may happen that challenge you to overcome emotional legacies that keep you from symbolically climbing that mountain.

Overall, eclipses that engage the fourth and tenth house have something to do with home (be it going back or creating a new home), parenting, emotional roots, and ancestral legacies.

THIRD AND NINTH HOUSE (OR GEMINI/SAGITTARIUS)

Eclipses in the third house jolt the nervous system, and affects the networks you’re plugged into. Something meaningful happens in the local neighborhood, or siblings, school mates, and extended family could play a larger role in your life. An eclipse could also activate an urge to go back to school or be trained in a new field.

An eclipse in the ninth house lures you out of the known and into the edge of your personal frontier. A path opens, and with a trust in the universe, you signal you’re ready to grow beyond known borders. This can involve travel, a sabbatical, or time as an exchange student. Your philosophy is altered, or you begin a course of study, not knowing how it’ll change you.

Themes of third and ninth house eclipses include student/teacher relationships, a quest for consciousness and knowledge, apprenticeships, gaining credentials, and travel.

SECOND AND EIGHTH HOUSE (OR TAURUS-SCORPIO)

An eclipse in the second house hits on material realities — money, what you own or owe, what you’ve built (symbolically) with your own two hands. A crisis here could shake you at your base. Perhaps your finances and possessions that you see as what makes you, you are destabilized. It could set off an ordeal, where you’re tested to stick with a soul’s calling through hardships. There can be inner wrestling with how much to invest, and what’s most important to achieve.

Eclipses in the eighth house are intense, and bring on soul-searching. Some might become aware of the heavy energetic price of debt or toxic entanglements. A catharsis might be due in order to summon emotional courage and transform your darkest fears into productive action. Being close to death is a possibility, with all the reflection the ultimate life passage brings. Other possibilities are banishing intensity around sex, meeting your or another person’s dark side, or leaving a controlling situation.

Overall, eclipses in the second and eighth house involve developing or squandering natural talents, realizing your values, selling your soul, fertility, and death.

(Article Source TheThoughtCo.com)

Eclipse Aspects to Natal Planets

by Molly Hall

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What Kinds of Changes Can You Expect?

In astrology, a natal chart is a map of where all astrological bodies—or planets—are located at the time of your birth. The time, date, and place of your birth will determine your natal chart. In turn, the natal chart can tell you many things, including which planets fall near your House.

To clarify, the 12 Houses in astrology are not the same as the 12 zodiac horoscopes. Your zodiac is based on the Sun’s location during Earth’s yearly orbit around it.

On the other hand, your House is determined by the Earth’s rotation around its own axis over the course of one day.

By looking at where an eclipse falls in the Houses, you get a sneak preview of what’s to come (or already in progress). If an eclipse falls within 5 degrees of a natal planet, it alters the planet’s traits. Thus, when an eclipse aspects any of your natal planets, there may be changes in your mood, ways of thinking, life direction, or the life events of those around you.

While changes can be drastic, dramatic, or shocking, that is not necessarily the case. Changes can often be subtle and inward. Sometimes they can be a profound unfolding that happens over a period of time (six months is the rule).

ECLIPSES THAT ASPECT THE SUN

The Sun brings out your ego, willpower, and decisiveness. So when the Sun engages with eclipses, that marks significant milestones and moments of action.

You could be faced with a crisis that you have to overcome, or come across a big revelation in terms of identity. A speedy leap of growth professionally or personally is possible as you ride a surge of your solar energies, like a wave rider. Essentially, its a time for you to shine and take action for yourself.

ECLIPSES THAT ASPECT THE MOON

Hits of your natal Moon to the eclipse bring emotionally churning events or atmospheres. When mother Moon’s light is obscured, you may feel exposed and vulnerable. Events related to your mother, mothering, home, the past, and stability may occur and cause emotional triggers. There could be disruptions on the home front — something unsettling — that takes time to restore equilibrium.

In a physical sense, that could mean a moving homes, going to college, or another symbolic break from “home” and its influence. In terms of spirituality, it could mean feeling comfortable in your own skin. There can be epiphanies about the emotional matrices that make up your being, and any breakthroughs take months to integrate.

ECLIPSES THAT ASPECT MERCURY

Mercury is the god of definition. A Mercury-touched by an eclipse can mean a change in your professional title or how your personally define yourself. In the extreme, an eclipse could take you to states, beyond your ‘right mind.’ There could be a mental crisis, but one that eventually leads to more tools and awareness for mental health. There can be amazing dreams, ideas, streams of consciousness and insights.

This could be a time for communication.

Or, you might realize that it’s wise to wait until the fragments of the mind are re-ordered. In his trickster guise, Mercury could scramble things, in a way that takes a while to unravel.

ECLIPSES THAT ASPECT VENUS

Venus is usually associated with confidence, love, and financial excess. A contact with Venus to eclipses can either weaken or strengthen these traits. Perhaps there will be financial issues, relationship challenges, or uncharacteristic self-esteem issues.

On the other hand, your love life could be charged up. A new romance that starts now could have a fated feel, like it came at just the right moment in time. Other big bangs can happen with money, unexpected assistance, new friendships, or a heightened sense of well-being. Also, you could have sudden inspiration to pursue your artistic and creative side.

ECLIPSES THAT ASPECT MARS

If Mars is triggered by an eclipse, there can be outbursts, both constructive and destructive. The raw energy of Mars rushes out, and if there are underlying conflicts, this could be a time of getting into it. You might have to stand up for yourself if under attack, or find yourself initiating a confrontation yourself.

You could have a surge of physical vitality, with a Mars hit. It could be diverted into arguing, or an ongoing frustration reaches a breaking point. If a situation comes to a head, it could be explosive. And yet, that might be the cosmos way of provoking change that wouldn’t come otherwise. Any eruptions of raw emotion and subsequent actions could take months to sort out.

ECLIPSES THAT ASPECT JUPITER

An eclipse meet and greet with your natal Jupiter could give you the travel bug. You may be itching for an adventure or to take a risk. Events may happen that widen your world and sense of possibility. You may meet someone from another culture or be drawn swiftly toward what’s been foreign and far-flung.

An eclipse hit to Jupiter could expose you to a higher ideal that takes awhile to see as a real possibility. The flash experienced could lead to sudden changes, or be a light that guides you on the next stretch of the journey.

ECLIPSES THAT ASPECT SATURN

If the eclipse engages your Saturn, be open to lessons of a teacher or mentor. If you’re wisely using your gifts, this could involve reaching a milestone. You could be recognized in some way, or be ready to take a step that only comes from being seasoned.

Also likely, you experience hitting walls. Perhaps life has become too narrow and is not the right structure for who you’re becoming. This could be painful, especially if you are deeply bound up with what you’ve set up. But recognizing this is the first step to change. There could be a shift with responsibilities — whether it be more burdens or less. The subtle or extreme shifts in life structure can take months to play out.

ECLIPSES THAT ASPECT URANUS

Uranus is the planet of waking up to more expansive realities, a stroke of genius, and breaking free.

When an eclipse aspects Uranus, the restlessness of this engagement could be felt for a few days or weeks prior. What’s odd or eccentric about you has a chance to shine, and this could throw others for a loop. This eclipse is a shout out to your inner wild child, free spirit, and original genius. Ride out this creative wave, see what there is to experience, and jot down any ideas as they’re sure to be inspired.

ECLIPSES THAT ASPECT NEPTUNE

With Neptune aspected by an eclipse, the veils drop. There can be disillusionment or relief as you realize something about yourself or others that you hadn’t understood before. There can be a sense of betrayal by another or maybe you see where you’ve been fooling yourself.

Like being someone you’re not to get approval or have status. The realizations can bring satisfaction, but not before taking you through the states of death, including coming out of denial. Take heart that you’ll emerge with a clearer understanding, once the fog clears.

ECLIPSES THAT ASPECT PLUTO

It’s time to take a walk on the dark side. When Pluto is engaged, inner demons get the best of us. Perhaps a mental trauma is exacerbated and cripples you with fear, or you develop an inexplicable compulsion to obsess.

This is also the time when you can gain the strength to face that inner-shadow. Or perhaps an event could force you to confront yourself. An eclipse event could be a trigger for overcoming personal challenges, which could last as long as six months or more.

(Article Source ThoughtCo.com)

Know The Interesting Story Behind Your Date Of Birth

Via theNativePeople.net

NumerologyBirthdays are a time of celebration, joy and festivity. When the date rolls around to the day and month you were born, another year is marked in recognition of your time here on Earth. The moment you were brought into this world was full of momentous transformation and new existence. There exists a whole belief system that draws meaning out of the numbers contained in your birth date.

 

It is believed that your birth number describes who you are, your talents, and even what abilities you have yet to discover about yourself. It attempts to capture what we have yet to learn, as well as what challenges we soon will face. In a broad sense, your birth number provides an outline for life as it tries to give you the power to influence opportunities, possibilities, and challenges you will face.

 

WHAT’S YOUR BIRTH NUMBER?

Once you have discovered your Birth Number. Put your number in as a comment below for us to know who we are.

 

Have fun! Our birth dates describes who we are, what we are good at and what our inborn abilities are. It also points to what we have to learn and the challenges we are facing.

 

To figure out your Birth Number, add all the numbers in the Birth Date together, like in the example, until there is only one digit. A Birth Number does not prevent you from being anything you want to be; it will just color your choice differently and give you a little insight.

 

Example:

March 20, 1950
3 + 20 + 1950 = 1973
1 + 9 + 7 + 3 = 20
2 + 0 = 2

 
Keep going until you end up with a single digit number. 2 is the Birth Number to read for the birth date in the example.

#1 THE ORIGINATOR
#2 THE PEACEMAKER
#3 THE LIFE OF THE PARTY
#4 THE CONSERVATIVE
#5 THE NONCONFORMIST
#6 THE ROMANTIC
#7 THE INTELLECTUAL
#8 THE BIG SHOT
#9 THE PERFORMER 

#1 – THE ORIGINATOR

1’s are originals. Coming up with new ideas and executing them is natural. Having things! Their own way is another trait that gets them as being stubborn and arrogant. 1′s are extremely honest and do well to learn some diplomacy skills. They like to take the initiative and are often leaders or bosses! , as they like to be the best.

 

Being self-employed is definitely helpful for them. Lesson to learn: Others’ ideas might be just as good or better and to stay open minded.

 

Famous 1′s: Tom Hanks, Robert Redford, Hulk Hogan, Carol Burnett, Wynona Judd, Nancy Reagan, Raquel Welch.

 

#2 – THE PEACEMAKER

 

2′s are the born diplomats. They are aware of others’ needs and moods and often think of others before themselves. Naturally analytical and very intuitive they don’t like to be alone. Friendship and companionship is very important and can lead them to be successful in life, but on the other hand they’d rather be alone than in an uncomfortable relationship.

 

Being naturally shy they should learn to boost their self-esteem and express themselves freely and seize the moment and not put things off.

 

Famous 2′s: President Bill Clinton, Madonna, Whoopee Goldberg, Thomas Edison, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

 

#3 – THE LIFE OF THE PARTY

 

3′s are idealists. They are very creative, social, charming, romantic, and easygoing. They start many things, but don’t always see them through. They like others to be happy and go to great lengths to achieve it.

 

They are very popular and idealistic. They should learn to see the world from a more realistic point of view.
Famous 3′s: Alan Alder, Ann Landers, Bill Cosby, Melanie Griffith, Karen Round butt, Salv! ador Dali, Jodi Foster

 

#4 – THE CONSERVATIVE

 

4′s are sensible and traditional. They like order and routine. They only act when they fully understand what they are expected to do. They like getting their hands dirty and working hard. They are attracted to the outdoors and feel an affinity with nature.

 

They are prepared to wait and can be stubborn and persistent. They should learn to be more flexible and to be nice to themselves.
Famous 4′s: Neil Diamond, Margaret Thatcher, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tina Turner, Paul Hogan, Oprah Winfrey

 

#5 – THE NONCONFORMIST

 

5′s are the explorers. Their natural curiosity, risk taking, and enthusiasm often land t! hem in hot water. They need diversity, and don’t like to be stuck in a rut. The whole world is their school and they see a learning possibility in every situation.

 

The questions never stop. They are well advised to look before they take action and make sure they have all the facts before jumping to conclusions.

 

Famous 5′s: Abraham Lincoln, Charlotte Bronte, Jessica Walter, Vincent VanGogh, Bette Midler, Helen Keller and Mark Hail.

 

#6 – THE ROMANTIC

 

6′s are idealistic and need to feel useful to be happy. A strong family connection is important to them. Their actions influence their decisions. They have a strong urge to take care of others and to help. They are very loyal and make great teachers! They like art or music.

 

They make loyal friends who take the friendship seriously. 6′s should learn to differentiate between what they can change and what they cannot.

 

Famous 6′s: Albert Einstein, Jane Seymour, John Denver, Merlyn Steep, Christopher Columbus, Goldie Hawn

 

#7 – THE INTELLECTUAL

 

7′s are the searchers. Always probing for hidden information, they find it difficult to accept things at face value. Emotions don’t sway their decisions. Questioning everything in life, they don’t like to be questioned themselves. They’re never off to a fast start, and their motto is slow and steady wins the race.

 

They come across as philosophers and being very knowledgeable, and sometimes as loners. They are technically inclined and make great researchers uncovering information. They like secrets. They live in their own world and should learn what is acceptable and what’s not in the world at large.

 

Famous 7′s: William Shakespeare, Lucille Ball, Michael Jackson, Joan Baez, Princess Diana

 

#8 – THE BIG SHOT

 

8′s are the problem solvers. They are professional, blunt and to the point, have good judgment and are decisive. They have grand plans and like to live the good life. They take charge of people. They view people objectively.

 

They let you know in no uncertain terms that they are the boss. They should learn to exude their decisions on their own needs rather than on what others want.

 

Famous 8′s: Edgar Cayce, Barbara Streisand, George Harrison, Jane Fonda, Pablo Picasso, Aretha Franklin, Nostrodamus

 

#9 – THE PERFORMER

 

9′s are natural entertainers. They are very caring and generous, giving away their last dollar to help. With their charm, they have no problem making friends and nobody is a stranger to them. They have so many different personalities that people around them have a hard time understanding them.

 

They are like chameleons, ever changing and blending in. They have tremendous luck, but also can suffer from extremes in fortune and mood. To be successful, they need to build a loving foundation.

 

Famous 9′s: Albert Schweitzer, Shirley MacLaine, Harrison Ford, Jimmy Carter, Elvis Presley

 

(Article Source theNativePeople.net)

5 Signs You’ve Walked This Earth Before and Are Reincarnated (#2 Will Surprise You)

By Peace Quarters

Reincarnation

To put it simply, reincarnation (rebirth) is the belief that energy is not destroyed upon death. It just moves onto another life form. Our souls do not leave this Earth, but seek out a new host.

This belief is around three thousand years old. It is most popular in India, Thailand, Japan, and China. One belief that comes with reincarnation is that each of us have lived many lives before this one, and that we have the ability to remember them.

If you think you have been reincarnated, or are simply curious, then I encourage you to read through these five signs.

DREAMS

Everyone has dreams, but if yours are more powerful than others then it may just be a memory. It is easier for our memories of past lives to reveal themselves in our dreams. Any reoccurring dream that you have is probably a memory in disguise.

DÉJÀ VU

Déjà vu is an extremely popular phenomenon. There are several explanations for this that range from a neurological dissonance, to proof of overlapping parallel universes. It is also possible that déjà vu is us experiencing a memory from one of our past lives.

FEARS AND PHOBIAS

A lot of people suffer from irrational phobias, fears that seem to exist for no apparent reason. Some people believe that memories from past lives stick with us through fear. If you were killed by a snake in a past life, it is possible that you will suffer from an irrational fear of snakes in this life.

MEMORIES

There are cases of young kids having bizarre memories that the family swears did not happen. Sometimes these memories turn out to be insanely accurate. Maybe a little boy has a memory of being murdered, and this memory leads investigators right to the body of a man murdered years ago? That is all the proof of reincarnation that I need. If you have memories that do not seem to be real, then they may actually be from a completely different life.

STRONG INTUITION

Intuition is the ability to “tap” into an innate knowledge. It is believed that the more mature our souls become, the easier it is for us to draw upon this universal knowledge. If you have strong intuition, it is likely that your soul is becoming mature, which means that you have lived through several lives.

There are countless signs that point to reincarnation, but experiencing more than one of these five things is a strong indicator that you once walked this planet as a different person in a completely different life. Whatever your beliefs about life, death, and the afterlife happen to be, it is difficult to argue a scientific reason for any of these.

Number four is especially hard to disprove as anything but stone cold evidence that reincarnation is real. Whether you believe or not, I hope this list was able to offer more insight.

(Article Source PeaceQuarters.com)

Chakra Color Theory + Free Download

By FP Naomi for blog.FreePeople.com

Each of the seven main chakra centers in our body is represented by a color. Around this connection, we can assign a whole world of meaning to each color based on the chakra it is tied to. The energy centers correspond with certain emotions and physical body parts, and so do the magical hues. Recognizing each color’s meaning is useful when it comes to channeling color in your everyday life to manifest the emotions and healing that you’re after.

Applying the theory, you can use intention to fill your world with color. Here is a little rundown of the hues and what each can be used for. The aromatherapy and gem stone callouts are tools to boost the corresponding emotions or to heal ailments associated with the correlating physical body parts. Download the color theory chakra chart at the end to have these meanings on-hand for your everyday reference.

Purple

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Purple represents the Crown Chakra associated with spirituality, peace, consciousness and thought. It is located at the top of your head and sends energy to the central nervous system, cerebral cortex, and upper spine. Surround yourself with purple if you’re looking to channel a meditative state of mind or heal a bad upper back. Jasmine and tourmaline help to bring in the Crown Chakra energy with their purple hues. Clear quartz is simply regarded as very spiritual, and can help to do so as well.