Monday, 26 August 2013

Sun Sign Virgo and the year 2013



Sun Sign Virgo and the year 2013
Birth date- August 23 - September 22
Virgo and the year 2013: Virgo in your birth year, August 2013 through September 2014, is sparkling once in twelve year energy for work and will give you a big career boost, wow! Jupiter, the planet of luck, is presently traveling through career sector of your solar chart, in astrology this is generally regarded as a very fortunate period for career as it shows a swift promotional pattern and ease of access to authority.
 Saturn trine Jupiter means nothing will come easily for you but you will have to go out and search for new work opportunities. A strong desire for achievement coupled with your expansiveness and self-confidence will attracts success. The period, September 2013-2014, will offer you many new avenues to explore. During this period Saturn will teach you how to earn more money, how to reduce your expenditures and debts, and to find new source of income, if you are presently not happy with your money situation. You may not like my saying this but you may become miser (read ‘economical’ if you don’t like it!). At times, you may feel financial insecurity thinking about future or the decisions you are making. You may have to shoulder greater responsibilities and duties. It is possible you may or have already invested money in some work, property, for children’s education/marriage or in new business. Till September 2014, financial woes may trouble most Virgos. Sometimes you just need to let life happen the way it is meant to. You cannot spend your life stressing about things that are outside of your control. Stop letting money be your sole motivator; find a career you are passionate about and immerse yourself in it completely and money will follow on its own.

Virgo and their general characteristics: Virgo is the sixth Sign of the Zodiac, and is ruled by planet Mercury. Virgos are famous for their attention to detail and a sense of duty. Virgos, more than any other Sign, are methodical and efficient. They are an asset whether at the workplace or at home with the ability to produce a clear analysis of the most complicated problems. The Virgin, the sign of Virgos should not be taken literally. They hide their apprehensiveness under a mantle of matter-of-exactness and undemonstrative, quiet reticent reserve qualities of a Virgin. They are careful with money.

Virgo and health:  Virgo in astrology governs the hands, abdomen, intestines, spleen and central nervous system. They are natural worrier of the zodiac sign and this makes them vulnerable to stomach troubles, including acidity and ulcers.

Virgo and color: The colors for Virgo are Green.

Virgo and Birthstone: Birthstone is the emerald.

Virgo and Caution: Insecurity. You probably worry too much about what may go wrong tomorrow.

Virgo and Spiritual thought:  If you want things to be different, ‘you’ have to do things differently. If you do things same way as you are karmically programmed you will get results no different. Find challenges and problems of life to be growth opportunities in disguise.


Monday, 19 August 2013

Conversations with an Astrologer

 Conversations with an Astrologer


Amusing Conversations with an Astrologer (science/astrology …)
After posting content probably too intellectual and heavy, I am ready to share with you amusing ‘conversations with an astrologer’. Science/astrology debate never leaves an astrologer. Being in public places is sometimes overwhelming especially for someone who follows a controversial career--astrology. It is funny or not you decide after reading…..
When you meet your family, friends, or introduced to someone for the first time, I am sure like most people, you are asked social greetings questions such as "How are you?", "What's up?" or about health, relations or may be work but it is different with an astrologer. Family, distant relatives (you are meeting after years) and even causal friends and total strangers whom (you are just introduced) will ask first question—‘I don’t myself believe in astrology but as curiosity I ask how true is astrology, believe it or not, most people who visit astrologers regularly will say the same. Okay, there are those who genuinely and truly don’t have any belief in astrology and they have this ‘see, I am an intelligent person’ look on their face and conversation with them is no different. I don’t know why, opening mind to astrology or say any belief brings fear of being considered less intelligent?????????? Such is the power or should I say the burden of new religion called ‘science’! It is important to have your own likes/dislikes and beliefs, but we must learn to allow another person’s as well. Well, this is not all read next…..
‘So who do you predict as next PM, which political party will win this time? (REALLY, I want to laugh….). Okay, I am interested in politics and who becomes the next PM is the area of interest with me not as curiosity but as true citizen of my country. One thing for sure I have decided Never leave home even for a party without reading the newspaper/listening to TV news channel and calculating birth charts of politicians. You never know what question I may be asked. Do you know most politicians (at least Indian politicians) float many different birth details? Why? Try making a guess.
Next, from a complete stranger, ‘I don’t believe in astrology, but just for fun, look at my face and tell me something about my future’.
Now, are you smiling?

 Life is beautiful and begins with a beautiful mindset, so let’s open our mind to all possibilities. In this world each of us can follow their beliefs.  Know that anything is possible. You may share your views; negative or positive, life is too short to be anything but positive. We are seekers and there is no shame in having admitting the same. We endeavor to explain the unexplainable and find answers to the deep questions of life. This post, I have written purely for ‘fun’. With all of life’s responsibilities, fun sometimes seem like an indulgence, it shouldn’t be, though. 












Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Astrology/Palmistry/Numerology: EXAMINE THE CONVENTIONAL BELIEF IN ASTROLOGY OF T...

Astrology/Palmistry/Numerology: EXAMINE THE CONVENTIONAL BELIEF IN ASTROLOGY OF T...: The belief in astrology has been subject of much critical debate and controversy. While astronomy is the scientific study of astronomic...

EXAMINE THE CONVENTIONAL BELIEF IN ASTROLOGY OF THE IMPACT OF PLANETS ON EMPLOYMENT


The belief in astrology has been subject of much critical debate and controversy. While astronomy is the scientific study of astronomical objects and phenomena, astrology is the study of the supposed correlation of those objects with earthly and human affairs. There have been many claims and counter-claims regarding correlations between some planetary positions and certain human traits. Many of those who practice astrology believe the planetary combinations either influence or correlate with people's important events in their lives. In Nadi astrology, an ancient method of Indian astrology, Saturn is the planet associated with profession. Conventionally planetary combination or association of Saturn with planet Mars is supposed to give considerable difficulty to come up in profession. The person has to face obstacles and employment changes in this planetary combination.
The objective of my research is to examine the conventional belief in astrology of the impact of planets on employment. I have used the British National Child Development Study to assess intra-cohort career progress employing logistic regression, to obtain models explaining the factors that may influence employment changes. The distinguishing feature of my analysis was to track the same individuals and examine what determined their movement within their own cohort. I used eight time blocks of three years each to measure career progression. I also compared the job changes within the same cohort by forming two groups on the basis of their birth dates. One group of cohort had Saturn-Mars combination that is Saturn and planet Mars are placed in the same zodiac sign and the other group didn’t have this combination.
My research examines conventional belief in astrology of the impact of planets on employment. In Nadi astrology Saturn is the planet associated with profession. Conventionally planetary combination or association of Saturn with planet Mars is supposed to give considerable difficulty in profession. The person has to face obstacles and employment changes in this planetary combination. The planet Saturn takes approximately 29.5 years to orbit the Sun; when it returns to the exact degree along the ecliptic. Planet Saturn’s transit in one sign is about 3 years and which includes the period of retrogression. So we take that planet Saturn remains in one sign for about 3 years. As is conventionally believed during Saturn-Mars period a person may make employment changes. The set of data to be analyzed is British National Child Development Study (NCDS). It is the longitudinal study of these born in the week 3-9 March 1958. The unique feature of using NCDS data for project is that it has birth dates which can be grouped in two sets ---one having Saturn-Mars combination (3-7 March 1958) and the other not having this combination (8-9 March 1958).
My primary interests lies in looking at the Saturn-Mars combination period and employment changes. Since I am interested in career progression over time, I restricted my analysis to employment variables and factors that may directly or indirectly influence employment.
I compared the employment status of individuals from 1976 till 1999 having 8 blocks of three years interval each. My goal is to compare specifically block 5 (1988-1990) for employment changes with other blocks and how career progression differs for the two groups of birth dates during this block 5 period. I focus on a cohort of people and examine employment changes within that cohort by comparing employment changes for each block period. I also looked for differences in employment status in relation to their birth dates for each block period. In the data we have time dependent variables like education and long-standing illness, which vary with time whereas gender and group (birth dates) are not time dependent variables. Start and end dates are coded for current employment and for previous ten employment activities. These dates are recoded together with information into time blocks. Similar recoding for socio-demographic variables-health and education is performed. The possibility of any missing values due to non-reporting cannot be over-ruled but has to be ignored.
The descriptive analysis and data exploration provides the first estimates and summaries, arranged in tables and plots. The concept of odds ratio and a more thorough description of logistic regression and repeated measures analysis using logistic regression is used for analysis. 
My primary interests lies in looking at Saturn-Mars combination period and employment changes. Specifically block 5(1988-1990) for employment changes with other blocks and how career progression differs for the two groups of birth dates during this block 5 period. Table 1 below shows the time blocks used in the analysis

 

Table 1: 8 Time blocks used in the analysis

     Block                                    Time Period

        1                                         '1976- 1978'
        2                                         '1979 - 1981'
        3                                         '1982 - 1984'
        4                                         '1985 - 1987'
        5                                         '1988 - 1990'
        6                                         '1991 - 1993'
        7                                         '1994 - 1996'
        8                                          '1997-1999'.
Statistical methodology employed for analysis
Block 5 is different from other blocks. Block 5 is time period (1988-1990) of Saturn return.

b)      group 1 > group 2 for block 5. In block 5 group 1 has planetary combination of Saturn and Mars whereas group 2 do not have this planetary combination.


Exploratory Analysis to assess the extent to which job changes are associated by the Saturn-Mars combination

Graph 1 is derived from data subset. It shows the distribution of the number of job changes any individual makes in their entire employment history. The number of job changes can range from no job change to maximum number of 11. The graph shows that most likely number of job changes any individual makes is 1 and the least is 10.

 

 

Graph 1: Distribution of the number of job changes

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                                     Number of Job changes



Graph 2: Proportion of Job changes with Time 1=Male;2=Female


The graph 2 above shows proportion who change jobs at different time points for the two genders. Overall males are less likely to change jobs than females. During the initial time periods males are likely to change jobs than females thereafter females change jobs more than males. At time point 5 both the males and females show an increase in job changes.
Graph 3 below shows the proportion who change jobs at different time points for the two groups. At time point 5 it shows group 1 has more job changes than group 2.







Graph 3: Proportion of job changes with time for two groups

group1= 3-7 March born, group2 = 8-9 March born

Graph 4 below shows proportion who change jobs with time for different categories of education. Different categories of education show different trends for job changes. All categories of education show increase in job changes from time point 3 to 5. From time point 5 to 6 there seems to be decrease in job changes except for having other degrees. At time point 8 there is increase in job changes if having technical qualification, first degree or other degree.









Graph 4: Proportion who changes jobs with time for different categories of education.




Graph 5 below also compares proportion of job changes with time for males and females but according to their birth dates (groups). The increase in job changes for both genders at time point 5 is more if belonged to group1 than group 2.


Graph 5: Proportion of job changes with time for males and females for two groups.









 To summarize the results from these logistic regression: -
  1. It seems males are more likely to change jobs than females in the beginning of their careers. However, thereafter females change more jobs than males.
  2. Each category of education showed mixed trend over time blocks.
  3. No long standing illness was reported for time point 2. There could be some explanations to this and it is possible that individuals report more illness at the beginning of their careers.
  4. It seems that at time point 3 and 5 individuals belong to group 2 were less likely to change jobs than group 1.
Conclusions

The main objective of my research has been to explore the conventional belief that planetary combination has an impact on employment. The distinguishing feature of my analysis was to track the same individuals and examine what variables were associated with their movement within their own cohort. The unique feature of using this data for project is that it has birth dates which can be grouped in two groups- group one having Saturn-Mars combination (3-7 March 1958) and group 2 not having this combination (8-9 March 1958). The numbers of days in the two groups were not same and this may have certain limitation to our project. However, the comparison of group of people born in one week of birth was an advantage.
My primary aim was to look for Saturn-Mars period and employment changes.  My research has focused on the period from 1976-1999 of the employment. 
Most interestingly the results show that the maximum probability of job change is at time point 5. An individual at time point 5 is 2.935 times as likely to change job than at time point 1. This was an important finding and gave strength to the conventional belief of Saturn-Mars impact on employment.
It emerges that conventional belief that Saturn and Mars combination have impact on job changes.



















Astrology/Palmistry/Numerology: What’s in a name?

Astrology/Palmistry/Numerology: What’s in a name?: Numerology is the Science of Numbers. In life, I believe, nothing happens by chance. When we come into this world, it ...

What’s in a name?



What’s in a name?

Numerology is the Science of Numbers. In life, I believe, nothing happens by chance. When we come into this world, it is with a unique set of vibrations and purposes. The name we are given at the time of our birth contains some of these vibrations as does our birth date.
Many celebrities have made their fame and fortune with an adopted name (I am including here names of Bollywood stars, if you wish, you may send list of other celebrities)–Ritu Chaudhry to Mahima Chaudhry, Rajeev Hari Om Bhatia to Akshay Kumar, Reema Lamba to Mallika Sherawat, Govind Arun Ahuja aka Govinda, Farhan Abraham aka John Abraham, Neeru Sawant aka Rakhi Sawant, Tabassum Hashmi Khan aka Tabu, Vijay Singh Deol aka Bobby Deol, Bhanurekha Ganesan aka Rekha, Vishal Veeru Devgan aka Ajay Devgan, Ravi Kapoor aka Jeetendra, ……..list is long, they all have changed not just their names but course of their life. 
Birth number is the single digit number we get by adding our birth date. Name number and Birth number when same or the difference is of 4 it brings ‘luck’ in life.
 Some examples:-
Barack Hussein Obama, the President of United States of America, Name number is 19 or single number--1. 19 is one of the most fortunate and favorable of all compound numbers. It is symbolized as the Sun, and is called the ‘Prince of Heaven’. His Sun Sign is Leo.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, the President of Russia, Name number is 16 and his Birth date number is also 16. As I have written above, whenever Name number and Birth number is the same number, it brings ‘luck’ in life.  16 Number is symbolized by the ancient Numerologists as ‘The Shattered Citadel’. It warns of strange fatality, though. His Sun Sign is Libra.

Dr Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India, Name number is 5 and his Birth Date number is also 5. Whenever, Name number and Birth number is the same number, it brings ‘luck’ in life. His ‘luck’ of 14, the Name number, also warns of loss due to wrong advice from others, or overconfidence, as given by ancient numerologists. His Sun Sign is Libra.

David Cameron, the Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Name number is 10 or single number--1. His Birth date number is 5. The difference between the Name and Birth date number is 4 (5-1=4).

Xi Jinping, became the new President of China, on 14 March 2013, his Name number is 13. 13 is not an unlucky number, as many believe, 13 is associated with genius and of those breaking the orthodox. It is associated with power, which, if used for selfish purposes brings destruction upon itself and also warns of the unknown and the unexpected.

Life does have profound meaning and purpose, beyond earning name, money, success and fame, even if we are not sure what that is.  It is a popular belief among Hindus of 'reincarnation after death', and that death is a natural event so that the soul can move nearer the ultimate release from rebirth—salvation. In each of our lifetimes we have to learn and express our mission in life. It's almost like the universe wants us to win this time around. Essentially, through our karma, we are responsible for planting a seed that makes this world a better place and to make meaningful use of our life, whether we succeed or not is another matter, but let us at least make an effort. The concept of reincarnation, the journey of soul, preached as in Hindu scriptures, Bhagvad Gita and the Vedas, the idea generally put forth is simple; the baby is arriving to continue a journey. Since name is important so the process of naming is also probably important.




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