What is Reincarnation?

What is Reincarnation?

Reincarnation is the concept that souls are continuously reborn in different bodies at different times and places. Many belief systems around the world embrace reincarnation, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, and a variety of New Age religions. Each religion professes different beliefs about the cause and purpose of reincarnation, but some facts remain consistent. In most every case, reincarnation is a natural and very important part of the development of a soul; it is the process of struggling against some negative force, such as desire or karma, toward a higher state of being; and it applies to all human beings, if not all living creatures.

Feng Shui News for August 14th – 'Harvest Moon'

According to the Native American calendar, September is the time of the ‘harvest moon,’ or the period described as the ‘Moon of the Black Cherries. In fact, this month has many floral associations with the blackberry. When taken according to directions, Blackberry Flower Essence is believed to alter patterns or obstacles that are keeping you from achieving your most dearly held dreams. In fact, it is said that imbibing Blackberry Flower Essence can greatly assist you in manifesting whatever you want. The remedy goes on to promise that the person who can’t seem to get out of their own head (or their own way) could benefit from the positive results associated with this blackberry remedy. This is what Native Americans call ‘Moon Magic’ at its best.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Today's Tarot Card for September 14th is The Sun

The Sun

Saturday, Sep 14th, 2013








What has traditionally been known as the Sun card is about the self — who you are and how you cultivate your personality and character. The earth revolves around the sun to make up one year of a person’s life, a fact we celebrate on our birthday.

The Sun card could also be titled “Back to Eden.” The Sun’s radiance is where one’s original nature or unconditioned Being can be encountered in health and safety. The limitations of time and space are stripped away; the soul is refreshed and temporarily protected from the chaos outside the garden walls.

Under the light of the Sun, Life reclaims its primordial goodness, truth and beauty. If one person is shown on this card, it is usually signifying a human incarnation of the Divine. When two humans are shown, the image is portraying a resolution of the tension between opposites at all levels. It’s as if this card is saying “You can do no wrong — it’s all to the good!”

Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, September 14th

Our drive to get ahead motivates us to take on extra responsibilities now that the ambitious Capricorn Moon harmonizes with the efficient Virgo Sun. But inflexibility with regard to our goals triggers arguments as insistent Mercury squares unrelenting Pluto. Meanwhile, a smooth trine from impudent Mars to radical Uranus can free us from our fixed ideas. Holding onto the status quo is useful only to a point; knowing when to let go is crucial.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You may have trouble containing yourself because you’re so eager for action. Macho Mars combines forces with shocking Uranus today, zapping you with lightning bolts of awareness and jolting your system awake. Thankfully, you’re also connected to your inner spirituality in a profound way now, so your passionate nature can be very inspiring to others. Concentrate on projecting the positive potential without trying to prove that your way is the only path to success.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Everything seems to make sense in your fantasies today as long as you don’t try to explain them to someone else. The earthy Capricorn Moon soothes your emotions and prompts you to pick a conservative path to achieving your goals. However, a friend may encourage you to break a rule or a family member might inspire you to take an even greater risk. Obviously you respect the opinions of those you love, but it’s wiser to accept the challenge of being independent in your thoughts and actions now. Only your heart knows what’s best for you.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Your current interests may be part of a grand scheme today; nevertheless, you could run into a tough opponent if you are overly controlling in your approach to working with others. Don’t waste your limited time and energy trying to convince someone to support your plan. Instead, channel all your mind’s power into your most immediate goal and don’t stop until you’ve made real progress. Knowing what to do is easier when you have your priorities in order.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You may be dreaming about doing something outrageous that scares you as much as it excites you. Although risk-taking could provoke anxiety, you should be able to get away with unorthodox behavior since you’re receiving cosmic assistance from the radically expressive Mars-Uranus trine. However, you still must come out and tell others what you want. You’re more likely to get what you need if you initiate bold action rather than just waiting for lightning to strike.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You want to be acknowledged at work today and you’re ready to take additional risks to be noticed. Paradoxically, you may feel more secure in your position now, even if you’re already living close to the edge. Although you may be confident about your current direction, pressuring others with your ideas could cause your plan to backfire. Explain your strategy, but then wait to see how everyone reacts before taking your next step. The feedback you receive could make all the difference in the world.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You don’t want to keep your fears quiet now, even if you’re worried that giving them voice will just make you more vulnerable. Thankfully, there is nothing wrong with admitting to feeling scared. After a while, your apprehension may begin to disperse without encountering the problem that you previously thought was inevitable. Sharing your concerns with a trustworthy friend should calm your nerves. Sometimes a supportive shoulder is all you need.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You prefer to be busy today, yet you also might grow weary of jumping through one hoop after another. If you don’t burn up all of your energy in the morning, you will still have some creative juice left over for later in the day. Instead of panicking because you think that time is running out, slow down, engage reality and take control of your day. You are the master of your own destiny.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You feel a thrill when flirting with the edge today, whether bungee jumping, ending a relationship or moving to a new location. It’s impossible to ignore your impulses as your ruling planet Mars urges you to try something you’ve never done before. Unfortunately, once you step beyond the proverbial point of no return, you may not be able to change your mind. Find ways to shake things up without necessarily turning your entire life upside down.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

It’s easy to rationalize what you are doing now, as long as it’s part of a familiar pattern. The Moon is visiting your 6th House of Daily Routine today, reflecting light on all of your habits. Nevertheless, you have important choices to make that can be based totally on intuition and inner guidance. Don’t engage in endless analysis and conversations that go nowhere. Pay attention to the sensations in your gut and do what feels best.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your friends may encourage you to step back from your responsibilities today and do something that is quite out of character. But the point is not to avoid your current obligations; a happy medium can be found by being adaptable enough to pursue unscheduled fun along the way. You can always finish your chores later in the evening or even first thing tomorrow morning if necessary. Taking time for a bit of enjoyment might be exactly what you need to recharge your batteries.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You have a number of projects you want to complete this weekend before you return to work. But your day isn’t likely to play out the same way as the one you envisioned. There are just too many unknown variables still up in the air and you must go along with the uncertainty or you’ll have a rough time getting along with others. Remaining open to any last minute changes can turn a frustrating day into one filled with excitement and love.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You might believe you already know what others want before they even ask for it. Nevertheless, it’s wise to wait until someone articulates his or her needs today, instead of jumping to a faulty conclusion. It’s disheartening if an ally says no to your great ideas, even if it’s apparent to you that he or she lacks vision. Nevertheless, fretting about the situation is simply a waste of your time. Let the energy sit and see how everyone feels next week. You know your heart is in the right place.

Weekend Love Horoscopes for September 13 -15

Weekend Love Horoscopes

September 13-15: Fairy Tales and White Noise

Maria DeSimone    Maria DeSimone on the topics of love, horoscopes, astrology

This weekend’s realistic Moon in Capricorn on Friday and Saturday might lend more sobriety to romance than usual. The one saving grace, however, will be a gorgeous trine between Venus and Neptune on Saturday.  When the planet of love connects to the planet of inspiration, no amount of Capricorn weight will take away our faith in love.

In fact, the Moon will connect beautifully to both of these planets early on Friday, fortifying our belief that despite any hardships, the positive potential of love will prevail.

On Sunday, the Moon zips into quirky Aquarius and there will be strong potential for sudden communication from a partner. Mercury is now in relationship-oriented Libra and it will square Pluto on Saturday, but it will also move to oppose Uranus (the ruler of this Aquarian Moon) by late Sunday night. This sets up a difficult pattern in which it might be hard to listen to your mate. All you seem to hear is noise. Erratic decisions about a relationship are possible.

* Your Weekend Love Horoscope is now written by counseling Astrologer Maria DeSimone, who knows love, dating and relationships better than anyone. Maria tracks the planets so you can make the right romantic moves every weekend!

Daily Cosmic Calendar for September 14th

Just when it seemed that the cosmos was sick and tired of making the red planet Mars into a villain — as it did last Monday and Tuesday — now the fourth main rock from the Sun meanders into an off-kilter, 150-degree link-up with wounded-healer Chiron (1:32AM). Arguing with or tormenting a dear one with abusive language is bush league and responding to the lowest common denominator of this challenging alignment. Instead, think of a martial art you might want to learn or investigate the nutritional properties of various teas and herbs. If you want to fight and be a warrior, join a campaign for peaceful purposes or be a dynamic ambassador spreading goodwill around the globe.  Mercury is also showing signs of distress by making a contra-parallel with the Sun (3:04AM) while squaring Pluto (1:30PM). When Mercury becomes weak or compromised, communication channels are often temporarily blocked and you may need extra oomph and pizazz to get your points across. Stress may also be rising on the emotional front and with primary partnerships due to a square-off of 90-degrees afflicting Venus and Juno in fixed, power signs (1:52PM). Ouch! Feminine issues may seem too hot to handle for the time being. Don’t overdo a visit to the mall by going on a spending spree you might quickly regret.  In the meantime, a moderate rescue effort is being conducted by Mars and Uranus making a trine of 120-degrees in fire signs (1:58PM) just a few hours before the Moon and Sun make a similar trine in earth signs (4:18PM). Combine your intuition and common sense into a dynamic duo to get you out of troubled waters.  However, the last aspect by the Moon and Sun (4:18PM) begins a void lunar twilight zone that continues until 5:06AM tomorrow. Keep lingering worries at bay tonight and immerse yourself in a bestseller or film classic.  Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.