A Glimpse at the Chinese Zodiac

Nothing in specific could the answer be when asked why they get hooked with horoscope reading and the like. Walking along downtown China, one could sense the spirit of a well retained cultural heritage attached way back centuries ago. Along the streets are sumptuous food, china wares, dry goods and even shops like psychic reading. As the year unfolds, each coming year would always be associated with Chinese characters that stand to represent the year. These characters determine and are interpreted to gage how the year would be.... struggling or on its top.

A Look at History

The long and winding Chinese Zodiac fad can be traced dating from 2637 B.C. When it's first cycle was introduced. It takes 60 years to complete the cycle, and each is made up of five cycles of twelve years each. The 78th will end on February 2044, it started on February 1984. For each of the twelve years, a specific animal is assigned to it. Legend says that, Lord Buddha summoned all the animals to come to him before he departed from earth. Only the twelve, came to bid him goodbye. To reward the animals, he named a year after each one in the order that it arrived. The order is as follows; Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, monkey, Rooster, Dog and Boar. According to ancient beliefs, the animal that rules in the year to which they are born has a profound influence on their life.

Looking Deeper

Five main elements, Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water is combined with each of the animal signs during the complete 60-year cycle. What exercises influence on once life is the element of the lunar sign.

A primal part of Oriental philosophy is the relationships among the five elements. These are divided into Conducive and Controlling interrelationships, and are as follows:

Conducive and contributing factor

We get water from metal. This implies that metal could be a container or any vessel for holding water. Corollarily, we can say that metal catches water. One idea to be deducted, is the feature of metal as the only element changeable into liquid when heated.

Woods existence can be attributed from water. The water in this sense is the dew or rain that enables plants to grow into life, thus it produce wood.In order to produce fire, wood is necessary. Fire cannot independently exist and necessitates the existence of burning wood. Ashes comes from the remnants of fire which becomes part of the earth again. It can be gainsaid that from fire we get earth. For metal to exist, it must be extracted from the earth, thus from earth we get metal.


The existence of the five elements are interdependent of each other and each is controlled by another. It is thus presumed that; Since metal can be forged or melted with heat. Metal is controlled by Fire. Water is the only means to put out fire easily, thus it can be concluded that fire is controlled by water. Water is controlled by Earth. Canals are dug in the earth to irrigate fields or construct dikes to keep out or absorb water. Earth is dominated by Wood. Trees and their roots hold the soil together and get their food from the earth. Wood is controlled by Metal. Even the largest tree can be felled by the metal blade of an Axe.

In a nut shell

Anchored form the interpretations, Luna or the moon being the closest heavenly body on earth has shown visible power to man since the dawn of man's existence.

The interrelation of these elements and beliefs as apart of human existence drives mankind to continuously attached to this belief. Reliance to its implication to ones living has been looked after since time immemorial. Man's innate character to be connected with natural phenomena explains the continuous patronage and belief with signs. As far as Chinese Zodiac crazes is concern, there is nothing wrong with believing. Time tested passed from generation s to generations made it more intriguing and interesting. The interest to divulge what concerns the forthcoming year with elements and Chinese Zodiacs is just a natural and spontaneous reaction of humans. As long as we are living, we get crazy over anything. Crazy but sane.
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The Secrets Of Zodiac Marriage

If the people born in these domains - Fire, Earth, Air, and Water - embody the qualities of their triplicities, it must be plain to the thoughtful student that the cause of many an unhappy marriage can be traced to the attempted union of uncongenial elements. This has always been ascribed as a reason, though until recently very vague notions have been held in regard to the causes of such uncongeniality.

We have witnessed the most crucial suffering of married people, for which neither wife nor husband could ascribe any adequate cause. We have observed the quick repulsions which have taken place after marriage, and which grew into unendurable hatred. We have seen the constant wife broken-hearted because of her husband's inconstancy, and faithful, noble husbands made miserable by their wives' extravagance, selfishness, and dishonor. But that there was a scientific explanation of such conditions has not been understood until lately.

If this explanation is found in the Zodiacal Domains, we must logically find in these domains the prevention of marital misery. If, for instance, one born under the head of a certain triplicity - we will take Aries, the head of the Fire - understands that it is unwise to marry one born under the head of another triplicity, and will carefully look into the reasons, a great deal of trouble will be saved.

Persons born in the domains of Fire and Water should not marry unless there has been a thorough spiritualizing process. Water will put out fire, but fire can have little effect upon water. Marriage in these domains means usually splutter and spatter, hiss and steam.

Fire and earth get along better together. The earth is cold, and likes and needs the vitalizing and vivifying flame, and fire likes to give of itself. Still, the greatest care is necessary even here, because fire is impetuous and dominant, and we may add domineering, and expects a quick response, which the earth is not always ready to give.

Those who think of uniting these domains in marriage should carefully investigate the signs under which they were born, and conscientiously examine themselves in relation to their adaptability to the new residence which they are expected to enter. The glamour of courtship is not always a safe light.

Fire and air are not always congenial elements. They have the same inspirational desires and aspirations, but they are both volatile, and sometimes the natural independence of air, as well as its scattering qualities, prevents it from coming satisfactorily under the influences of fire. Persons from these domains make good comrades and neighbors, and are splendid workers in all reform movements. Marriage is advised between certain signs in these domains, and the information will be found in the proper place.

Earth and Air are not particularly congenial elements. Earth takes Air as a matter of course, and Air is apt to feel its superiority as the breath of life.

Earth and Water mingle fairly. Mud is sometimes the result, but still it must be remembered that water moulds the earth. From the blending of these elements spring all the things that minister to our necessities and make the face of the earth beautiful.

Air and Water are always more or less hostile elements in the marital relation. Air people scatter, and Water people are restless. They have no more affinity for each other than a robin and a goldfish, an eagle and a whale. This, like all the rest, applies to the average undeveloped human being.

The wise reader will look into these matters and decide whether these deductions are mere theories or the truths of a great natural law. He will bring his reason to bear upon the characteristics of the domains, and by a simple process of intelligence will be able to decide upon their blending qualities.

Good common sense and observation will be sufficient to prove the truth or the fallacy of the claims made for these domains, though scientific accuracy is very desirable because overwhelmingly convincing.
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What does Meditation music do to you?

Personally I belief that it is possible for anyone to live a life of happiness, inner peace, and outward success, no matter what their present or past circumstances. There are very real methods anyone can use to achieve these things'if they are willing to make the necessary changes in how they see themselves and their relationship to the rest of the world, and take the necessary actions.

All traditions of meditation flow from one premise: that the entire universe is made of one all-encompassing energy, intelligent and aware, existing forever as the source of everything. Because there is nothing outside of it, say the mystics, because of its completeness, this energy has nothing to get or need, nothing to fear. Simply because it is its nature to do so, this one energy continually spins itself out as the entire, infinite universe. The very nature of this energy, it is said, is contentment, love, peace, happiness, and perfection.

The totality of this energy, say the mystics, is who you really are; your seeming separateness, an illusion. Saints and sages have for centuries attempted to describe to humankind a state of awareness where this feeling of oneness with everything in the universe is the predominant experience.

For thousands of years, curious seekers have responded to these explanations by asking, "If I am this one, infinite energy, the beginning less and endless totality of everything, if I really am Love itself, then why do I feel so bad? Why do I have so many problems? Why don't I feel the peace and happiness you say is my true nature?" And the mystic invariably would answer, "You do not experience your true nature because of your mind. Your mind keeps you from the experience of what truly is." These explanations state that the one energy of reality, at the moment of creation, polarized itself into a seeming duality'good and evil, male and female, up and down, here and there and all other pairs of seeming opposites. This duality, however, is more apparent than real. In each pair of opposites, each part is dependent on the other for its existence, like two sides of the same coin. "Cold" is meaningless without "hot"; "good" makes no sense without "bad". According to the mystical philosophies of the East,it is the tension between these pairs of opposites, in your mind, that actually causes the universe to manifest. This tension between opposites is also reflected in the human brain. The brain, divided into two hemispheres, right and left, has the same dual structure'made more acute by the fact that in virtually all people the two hemispheres are unbalanced, a state called brain lateralization. Since the brain filters our reality in this split-brain way, we tend to see things in terms of duality rather than the oneness spoken of by mystics. Of course, today we know that this is true'the mind does indeed act as a filter, coloring our view of reality just as colored glasses give an illusory tint to what we see. As we grow up, our brain is programmed that some things cause pain and should be avoided, while others bring pleasure and should be sought. Our brain will always filter reality to confirm that its predominant beliefs and associations are the truth. No wonder we don't see the universe of love and harmony described by saints and mystics! If the brain could somehow learn to operate in a more coherent, holistic manner, if the two sides of the brain could somehow balance, interact more, and function, as one, then possibly our experience of reality would be different. The more lateralization in the brain (in other words, the more tension between polar opposites) the more feelings of separation, fear, anxiety, and isolation. In fact, as we shall see, only a lateralized brain can continue to entertain the types of beliefs that result in dysfunctional and addictive behaviors and the painful feelings that accompany them.

But our brain should not be considered like an organ what produces our consciousness, we should consider it instead like the product of our consciousness. The connections between the cells in our brain become created following the necessities of our consciousness. In this way, our brain evolves and produces his self and our implicit consciousness. Therefore, must our mind be seen as a potentiality!

Modern brain research indicates that long-term meditation does in fact balance the brain, creating a synchrony between the two hemispheres. They discovered that electrical brain wave patterns of meditators changed, in periods of deep meditation, to a single, coherent pattern, indicating that both sides of the brain ' ordinarily out of phase ' were working together in a balanced, synchronous manner. This and other research has demonstrated that this balancing, or synchronization, of the hemispheres of the brain happens in all forms of meditation. The degree of hemispheric synchronization can be very precisely determined by measuring the meditator's brain wave patterns with an electroencephalograph (EEG) machine. Any kind of focusing will bring about a degree of brain synchronization (i.e. meditation). The greater the focus, the greater the synchronization (and the deeper the meditative state). The mystic, then, sitting to meditate, balances the brain through some form of focusing, whether by repeating a prayer or mantra, keeping the attention on the flow of the breath, staring at a candle flame, or by using one of many other techniques. Whatever the technique, the effect on the brain is substantially the same'brain synchronization, and after much practice, transcendental experience. So just what is this transcendental awareness? Is it becoming some kind of a blob of undifferentiated guru that wants to sit and stare at its navel instead of going to work in the morning, or some kind of robed, smiling person handing out flowers in the airport? Contrary to common Western mythology about such things, persons operating continually in this type of awareness (a kind of 24-hour-a-day state of meditative alertness sometimes referred to as "the awakened mind") are more productive, happier, and capable of more intimacy, more creativity, and more wholeness. Since the filter through which they view reality does not split everything in to categories based on arbitrary early life programming, they see life more objectively, without fear and judgment, without a need to manipulate others, without need for approval'in short, without the limitations of mental programming. This is, in fact, a state of peak performance. And, when the brain is in this highly synchronous and coherent state, it produces large quantities of pleasure-causing petrochemicals called endorphins, making the whole experience very pleasurable!

In order to accelerate the personal growth process, can you take advantage from the results of modern brain research and use the combined method between meditation and brain wave stimulation with scientifically developed meditation music, what stimulates your brain in a more effective and faster way than traditional meditation. By doing that you'll exclude any upcoming difficulties regarding focusing your mind and concentration. Music is harmony; start practicing your meditation with harmoniouslymeditation music! http://www.meditationsession.com

This article may be freely re-published on your website or in your ezine as long as nothing is changed and the resource box is included at the bottom of the article and all links within the resource box and the article remain active for the duration of the publication of the article. Copyright © by Werner Boersch 2004

About the author: Studied Psychlogy in Germany on the University of Dűsseldorf, practicing Yoga and Meditation since several years Owner &Webmaster http://www.meditationsession.com Discuss your experiences http://www.meditation-session.blogspot.com
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Palmistry, Astrology, and Numerology

Palmistry, Astrology, and Numerology are fortune telling systems with one common factor which sets them apart from all the other systems of Divination. What is this common thread that differentiates these systems for all the rest?

===> Palmistry - Reading the Human Hand

Palmistry is literally the art of reading the differences in the Human hand. There are (4) major hand types which classify the kind of personality you have: Action hands, Mental hands, Technical hands, and Emotional hands.

The Action hand (round palm, short fingers) denotes a quick acting, energetic personality. The Mental hand (rectangular palm, long fingers, few lines) denotes a studious intellectual personality, or possible a dreamer. The Technical hand (square palm, medium length fingers) denotes resourceful, hardworking personalities, usually very good at their chosen profession. Finally, the Emotional hand (rectangular palm, long fingers, many lines) denotes romantic personalities, lovers of arts and the beauty of nature.

===> Astrology - Reading the Planetary Signs

Astrology is the art of interpreting the meaning of the planetary signs of a person at their place and time of birth. Several systems exist; most specifically Sun Sign astrology, and Moon sign astrology. These systems classify a person based on their Astrological sign, their primary personality type, and then to a lesser extent, the influences of the other planets based on their positions at birth.

===> Numerology - Reading the Number Vibration at Birth

Numerology is the art of interpreting a person's name and birth date as a series of numeric values, corresponding to various wave lengths or vibrations as we know them. Each person has a primary Life Path number, determined by the fadic addition of their Gregorian birth date. Other elements of their personality are then determined by the combinations of vowels and consonants in their use name.

Constance - the Linking thread

The one thing these great systems of divination have that sets them apart from the Tarot, Runes, and other forms of divination, is that the reading is based on constant unchanging factors thought a person's life. Every tarot reading you have done will change, in response to different cards. No Rune casting will be identical with the last one. But your Hands will not change; and your name and Birth Date will not change.

The readings you get from Palmistry, Astrology, and Numerology will tend to not address specific questions you may ask about your current needs, rather they will give you answers to Life; how you approach it, and what it has in store for you.

About the Author

Keith Abbott is the developer and owner of 'Numerology 4 You' where you can order your own Numerology reading, including your personal Lucky Numbers. Visit him on the web today at http://www.numerology4you.com

Author: Keith Abbott

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Ilmu trawangan - The Secret of Clairvoyance

Ilmu trawangan ini adalah ilmu teropong atau sorog yang berfungsi untuk melihat alam gaib atau alam halus. Bahkan pada tingkatan yang tinggi bisa untuk melihat alam nyata yang tidak terjangkau oleh pandangan mata kita. Misalnya si A adalah seorang ahli trawangan tinggal di Surabaya dan dari kota tersebut ia bisa melihat saudaranya yang jauh dari kota itu. Bahkan si A bisa membaca surat yang masih tertutup rapat dalam amplop. Orang yang menguasai ilmu ini seakan-akan memiliki 'mata ketiga' atau indera ke-enam.

Syarat utama mengamalkan ilmu trawangan adalah berpuasa. Sebagai pembuka puasa di sini tidak hanya sekadar tidak makan dan tidak minum, tetapi berpuasa dari nafsu lahir batin. Lahirnya tidak makan, tidak minum dan tidak bersetubuh, bhatinnya mengekang segala sesuatu yang jelek. Bertindak sabar dan penuh rasa welas asih terhadap sesamanya.
Puasa ilmu terawang ini ada tiga tingkat, yaitu: Tingkat kesatu : puasa 3 hari (puasa dimulai dari hari Selasa Kliwon); Tingkat kedua: puasa 7 hari (puasa dimulai dari hari Selasa Kliwon); dan Tingkat ketiga: puasa 40 hari (puasa dimulai hari Sabtu Kliwon).
Pada puasa tingkat kesatu biasanya Anda sudah bisa menguasai ilmu terawang. Anda sudah bisa melihat alam ghaib dengan jelas. Sekalipun Anda sudah mampu memiliki ilmu terawang, sebaiknya di bulan-bulan berikutnya Anda mencoba berpuasa lagi ke tingkat kedua dan ketiga, sebab bila sudah tingkat tiga, ilmu trawang Anda akan benar-benar sempurna.
Seseorang yang sudah sempurna ilmu terawangnya tidak akan mudah terkecoh oleh tipuan mahluk-mahluk alam halus. Perlu diketahui, bangsa jin tingkat rendah suka mengganggu terawang kita. Misalnya Anda ingin menjumpai rohnya Sultan Agung. Karena tingkat trawangan Anda masih rendah, datanglah jin jahat menjelma menjadi Sultan Agung. Wajah, penampilan dan suaranya dibuat mirip Sultan Agung. Nah, dengan begitu anda terkecoh! Padahal, Anda terlanjur yakin bahwa yang datang dan Anda lihat itu benar-benar Sultan Agung.
Penipuan seperti ini akan lebih celaka lagi bila Anda dimintai tolong orang yang kecurian barang. Misal, Anda disuruh melihat pencurinya. Kemudian Anda melihat dengan ilmu trawangan, ternyata yang hadir adalah roh jahat yang menjelma seseorang yang bukan pencurinya. Roh tersebut asal comot saja pada orang yang dipermainkannya. Padahal Anda sudah yakin dengan trawangan Anda. Nah, dengan begitu Anda berarti memfitnah orang.
Lain lagi bila ilmu trawanga Anda sudah tinggi. Anda akan tahu bahwa Anda dikelabui roh jahat. Tetapi biasanya roh jahat tidak berani mengganggu orang berilmu tinggi. Mantra ilmu trawangan sebagai berikut:
"Allaahumma antas salam, qodia haajatii, ghoib busisir maasyaa'allaah. Alimul ghoibi was syahadatil khobiirul muta'al. Alaa'alamu man kholaq, wa hual lathiiful khobiir."

Selama berpuasa sehabis sholat fardhu dibaca 13 kali, kemudian diteruskan membaca "Yaa Khobiir" sebanyak 812 kali. Dan selama berpuasa melakukan sholat hajat di tengah malam. Selesai sholat hajat membaca istigfar 1000 kali, lalu membaca sholawat 100 kali dan baca amalan tersebut di atas (mantra ilmu trawangan) 13 kali serta "Yaa Khobiir" 812 kali.
Selesai puasa, pada malam harinya (tengah malam) dicoba di tempat yang gelap dan sunyi, seperti di 'punden' (tempat pedanyangan) atau tempat yang dianggap angker. Bisa juga untuk dicoba melihat isi pusaka (keris, batu akik, besi kuning dan sebagainya). Untuk mencobanya, duduklah bersila dengan santai menghadap ke obyek.
Bila anda takut, boleh membawa teman satu atau dua orang. Tetapi teman Anda jangan boleh mengganggu konsentrasi Anda. Gunakan pernafasan yang halus dan tertur. Baca dulu dalam hati amalan trawangan sebanyak 13 kali, lalu baca "Yaa Khobiir" sebanyak 812 kali. Setelah itu sedot nafas dalam-dalam dan tahan kuat-kuat disertai dengan memejamkan mata rapat-rapat. Dalam hati memohon pertolongan Allah.
Konsentrasi: pusatkan ke titik pangkal hidung (antara dua mata). Nikmati gelap itu, bila ada titik cahaya, padanglah terus titik cahaya itu dengan mata batin. Cahaya itu lama kelamaan akan membesar. Biasanya warnanya sejuk putih kebiru-biruan seperti sinar lampu neon. Nah, setelah memandang cahaya gaib itu terus menerus, dalam waktu cepat Anda akan melihat alam halus dan makhluk-makhluk halus di sekitar Anda. Mata fisik terus terpejam.
Gunakan mata batin untuk melihat alam gaib tersebut. Setelah Anda berhasil, napas yang tadi ditahan segera dilepaskan pelan-pelan dan mulailah bernapas biasa.

Beberapa pantangan ilmu terawangan adalah: tidak boleh minum minuman beralkohol, apabila sampai mabuk; jangan sekali-kali sengaja menerawang bagian-bagian vital (alat kelamin) lawan jenis Anda; dan, Jangan sekali-kali menerawang dengan sengaja orang bersenggama, atau menerawang lawan jenis yang sedang mandi.
Bila Anda melanggar pantangan ini, maka selain Anda akan berdosa dan dikutuk oleh ro-roh luhur, ilmu trawangan Anda akan berkurang atau lenyap sama sekali. Terkecuali Anda tidak sengaja menerawang hal itu, untuk hal yang demikian cepat-cepatlah Anda menyebut istigfar 3 kali dan cepat-cepatlah menjauh dari pandangan itu.

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