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The Meaning of 2009

It is one of those snowy days here and I am thinking about what we might expect in 2009. I've posted my 2009 year horoscope as well as a comment on Pluto in Capricorn through 2009 and beyond. But I am still left with a nagging feeling that there is more to 2009 than astrology. So I searched the internet to see what others are saying about our upcoming year.

My first stop is Wikipedia Answers: What is the symbolic meaning of 2009 or 5769 in the Hebrew calendar? ANSWER: We have moved into the Hebraic year 5769 and ended the year 5768. Remember, "8's" are always linked with a new beginning, and "9's" are linked with bringing to birth what has been conceived. See website this is from - Chuck Pierce - www.gloryofzion.org

Unexplained Mysteries forum has an interesting post from Sebastiann regarding 2009 numerology which says in part: "2009 (2+0+0+9 = 11) seems to mark the beginning of a new direction. In 2009, a new president will take office, and that president's birthday will contain numbers which add/reduce to the number 11. (Note, the number 11 is a very significant, spiritual number and is very prominent in some of the world's most major events.) Barack Obama's birthday adds up to 29, which reduces to 11. His common name (Barack Obama) has 11 letters. His first and last names total 5 vowels and 6 consonants (5+6 = 11). He will be sworn in on January 20th, and he will be the 44th president. 1/20 (1+2+0) reduces to 3, and 44th president (4+4) reduces to 8. Obama's birthday adds up to 29, which coincides with the "29" in 2009. Just Coincidence? I don't think so."

Finally Hans Decoz has a very good numerology based prediction for 2009. He is optimistic about the new year - strength, resiliency and transformation. That works for me.

For those who just want to kick back and enjoy something without great cosmic meaning, approach 2009 astonomically. Just view the skies tonight and see a beautiful celestial event where Jupiter, Mercury and Venus all align and glow.


All the best to you, your family, friends and all who you hold dear for a very happy and healthy 2009.

Belief in the Paranormal

Thank goodness many American’s believe in the paranormal - as much as 75% of them.




Researchers at the Baylor institute created a paranormal index to determine what effect religion has on paranormal beliefs. They found that those who practice non-Christian and Non-Jewish religions are more likely to believe in the paranormal. And, among those who are either Christian or Jewish, Evangelicals and those who attend church regularly are the least likely to believe in the paranormal.



But that still leaves a large group of Americans who believe!


Believe in:                         % of Americans

Alternative medicine              75%

Prophetic dreams                   52%

Atlantis                                  41%

Haunted houses                     37%

Telekinesis                             28%

UFOs                                     25%

Talk to the Dead                    20%

Monsters                               18%

Psychics                                 13%

Astrology                               12%

I guess what I can’t believe is that twice as many people believe in UFOs as believe in Astrology. Harrumph!
Why do people accept ideas that are contradicted by science or logic? This is the question explored in Implausible Beliefs: In the Bible, Astrology, and UFOs.

You Can Really Smell Fear

The scientists at the State University of New York at Stony Brook have just confirmed that, in fact, we can smell fear. Apparantly phernomes are given off by fearful people which can be smelled through their sweat. And it is contagious -- if someone sitting next to you on a plane is afraid of flying, they can make you more anxious too.

Fear So I am thinking, is there a way to mask your fear by spritzing some cologne or wearing essential oils? Imagine being able to use essential oils to create a new emotional response in others. Put others at ease by a spray of lavender or energize the room with rosemary.

Here is a list of essential oil properties from Inside Out Website to help strengthen your position, calm your nerves and grow your courage in these tough times. And it seems good to have these scents in hand if you find yourself next to someone in a panic.
Here's a few ways to relieve your stress with aromatherapy: wrap your neck in this Aromatherapy and Herbal Heat Therapy Pillow for pain and stress relief, watch this DVD, Stress Aromatherapy which is all about stress reducing measures and try using Aromatherapy PhytoBody Lotion for Stress Relief.

Horoscope: Year 2009, January 2009 and Week of December 29, 2009

Pluto in cap It’s been a bumpy ride, but hold on a little longer and be patient. 2009 may finally deliver a soft landing. Pluto moves into practical Capricorn and makes sterling aspects to Saturn and Uranus through the next months. Wisdom has come dearly but now we can catapult to the next big thing. Just watch out for low ceilings.... Learn something new -- read this introduction to the Chinese world-view: The I Ching or Book of Changes, change your life: Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui, and brush up on your tarot skills with: Mary K. Greer's 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card.


Your career figures prominently through 2009, Ram. It is not just that you are able to carve out a strong professional reputation for yourself. You also have to roll up your sleeves and tackle the messy and surprising recriminations that result from your swift and certain advancement. Will you stomp on a few suits who stand in your way? Stomp away. 

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
2009 is the year to expand your horizons, maximize your global reach and expand your empire. Are you tired just thinking about it? Bulls must not rest on their laurels. There is too much to do and too many people to meet to waste time worrying about the details. Your year is filled with friendship and fun. Gluttony is one sin you can ignore ... for now.

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Expect to be swept off your feet by a brand new or refreshingly updated love this year. Flirty Twins who flit from date to date may find themselves hovering over a particular bud longer than usual. Spice up and recharge your love style. You will need something special to entice a certain someone to work less at the office and work more at home. 

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Relationships are in for a reevaluation and the transformation will prove to be heavenly. It is just want was needed and just in time! For those Crabs who are waiting for the right connection, 2009 will give you the best lines and ample personal electricity. Plug into a few new sockets and see who lights up your life. Will you be zapped or charged?

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Health, diet and exercise is accentuated in 2009. Lions become the regal beasts they are billed to be and find that their animal magnetism sparks the amour of any flinty character they choose. But lethargy, procrastination and general sloth will not turn the trick. Pass on the assorted cookies and find your sugar without the calories. If you go for cake, make it beef or cheese.

2009 will be a year of fun, frolic and merriment. How is that for a nice change of pace, Virgin? Everything that you have been working towards can come to fruition - often in surprising ways. Relationships can be made or lost if need be. No one and nothing should hold you back. So think about what you really want out of life. Now go forward and make it happen.

2009 is the year to make changes and improvement in your home and in family interactions. Libras will try to be diplomatic but sometimes hard decisions must be made. Not only do you gain confidence, you also upend any barriers that are keeping you from personal success and contentment. It is okay to be a bit selfish... at least this year.

Not only can you get your point across, you do it in a way that makes everyone happy or at least somewhat accepting. Scorps find ways to enhance their social standing in 2009. You have a lot to offer and should get involved in powerful organizations where you meet the power elite. Friends in high places give you more than mere cache. They give you access.

If your best financial instincts are correct, 2009 could be the big payoff year. How carefully have you managed your portfolio  Archer? If your career appears stalled, you find the confidence to make a sharp and surprising change. (Or maybe it is done for you?) Stay centered and keep your options open so you have the freedom to come and go as you please.


2009 can be a transformative year for you on several levels from  appearance to communication. Experiment and see what works the best for you. Try for a new “look” and go for the dramatic make-over so you can stop traffic and win hearts. The secret to your success is to spread yourself thin across many groups and situations. The more the merrier. Be extremely merry in fact.

(Orlando Bloom has Sun in Capricorn)

If things bubble up from behind the scenes, try to take it all in stride and don’t lose your footing or confidence. 2009 will be a bellwether year for love and money when the hard learned lessons from the past come in handy. Consolidation and restructuring will enable you to conquer all. But Aquarians may find that love costs more than expected. Hide the pocket change.

Fish find themselves swimming in much bigger social ponds in 2009. Your ascendancy into the upper echelons of society will be surprising but swift. Will partners become jealous? Only if you allow yourself to be swept up in the excitement and start to believe your own press. Keep your feet on the ground while your head is in the stars. And hide the celeb magazines.

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The Sign of the Horse in Chinese Astrology

The Horse

The Seventh Sign of the Chinese Horoscope for those born in February 1906-1907, 1918-1919, 1930-1931, 1942-1943, 1954-1955, 1966-1967, 1978-1979, 1990-1991, 2002-2003. 2014-2015


Those born under the sign of the Horse (the 7th sign) know how to live life to the fullest and are hard to reign in. Horses are exuberant, sociable and full of fun just like Gemini - the corresponding sign in western astrology.

Horses are sure of themselves. This confidence extends to all areas of life from work to romance. Nobody knows more or does it better than a Horse. In fact, they might do best working in their own business where they operate independently and call the shots. Some say they have a spark of genius but I chalk it up to an excessive amount of intuition coupled with a dash of creativity. They seem to know what will work out best in the long run.

How do you lasso the heart of a Horse? Generally speaking, you can’t. The Horse is independent, footloose and fancy free. Flirt with them. Be light hearted and non-possessive. They will come to you. But once you have them don’t cling. Stormy jealous rages drive them away. Yet they are so sexy and irresistible they can drive you to distraction. Be quick to forgive (they have already forgiven themselves) and tell them they are right (they already know that).

Horses love to travel and manage to make many friends along the way. To really succeed Horses need to pace themselves and not take on too much at one time. They have a tendency to scatter their energies and tire out. Focus and go get ‘em, Horse!
The quest for self-knowledge has been a universal pursuit for millenniums. Who are we? Learn more about the 12 signs of the ancient Eastern zodiac, read: Chinese Astrology: Exploring the Eastern Zodiac.

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