Feng Shui & Your Living Room

Since it is the one room where all the occupants of a house gather, the atmosphere is thick with Yang. Clocks, televisions, fans and air conditioners are in constant use and have an all-encompassing effect. A round clock in white or gold in the west or northwest section of the room brings good luck. The best position is on the left side of the room and if possible, on the same wall as the main door leading into the room.

Paintings for the Living Room:

Follow these points to maximise the positive influences in your house.

-Images of swimming fish signify longevity.
-Lambs are symbolic of luck
-Landscapes depicting sunrise, mountains or water signify hope.
-Cascading water symbolises good luck.
-Portraits of people with serene and smiling faces encourage positive feelings.
– Paintings that are have dark or vivid colouring induce poor health.
– Paintings based on geometric shapes increase destructive feelings.
– Paintings that use the colour red excessively create a feeling of irritability.
– Paintings depicting wild and vicious animals induce poor health.

Paintings for the Living Room:

Most plants have a positive influence as long as they are not wilting. Cactii and plants with sharp spiky leaves are best kept out the home. Plastic or artificial plants are neutral and do not affect Feng Shui. Read More!


Mercury Square Mars, October 28

Mercury will form a square with Mars on October 28, 2011. What changes will this movement of the planets bring? What can you expect on this day?

Emotions will not be in control and you may find yourself saying things you never would have in your right mind. You will be quick on the trigger when it comes to verbal reactions to others. You tend to be defensive and are not tactful while making your point. You express your opinions freely but without being courteous. This will be a phase when people will have a hard time having any productive conversations.

This is a time when controversies are highly indicated. Stars and celebrities need to watch out. Any wrong move that they make during this time can lead to embarrassing situations that will leave a long term impact.

You can make good use of this time by focusing on your work and channeling your energy towards something productive. You are full of ideas and the planets urge you to express them and execute all that you have planned. Mercury, the planet that rules all forms of communication indicates you will benefit from a new project. Your leadership qualities come to the fore and you don’t let minor hindrances come in your way.

When it comes to matters of the heart, this is a phase when you need to take extra care. Your partner is likely to feel ignored or neglected. Relationship issues which were not there earlier may suddenly make an appearance. You are taken by surprise and you don’t how to handle it. At times, you feel it is too much. You ask for space and feel the need to get away. You must however refrain from doing so and do your best to face these difficult times with your partner. Read More!

The new royal couple

After Prince William and Kate Middleton’s marriage, we have yet another royal wedding of a King and a commoner. In a simple ceremony without much pomp and grandeur, Bhutan’s fifth ‘Dragon King’, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck married Jetsun Pema, a 21-year-old commoner, daughter of an airline pilot. The wedding ceremony took place on October 13, 2011 at Bhutan’s most sacred monastery fortress in the old capital of Punakha.

Jetsun Pema Wangchuck was born on June 4, 1990 and is a Gemini while Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, born February 21, 1980 is a Pisces.

With 10 years of difference, will their marriage be able to work out? Read on to find out. 

The freedom of Gemini is likely to be trimmed if she marries a Piscean. She (Jetsun) must be prepared to give up her outside interests and devote her time and thoughts to the Pisces mate. The sensitive but distrustful Piscean nature may prove too much for the liberty-loving Gemini to cope with.

With her need to interact with many people at one time and indulging in a mild, occasional flirting, there is a great deal of possibility that the Piscean partner accuses her of being insincere. The Piscean man (Wangchuk) is gentle, tolerant, vulnerable and sensitive. If during one of her mood swings she uses her sarcasm, it could shatter him. Their sexual relationship might need a little adjustment initially as the Piscean is very passionate and Gemini girl a little detached. Read More!

What to expect this Diwali?

This Diwali will, indeed, prove to be a true symbol of the victory of good over evil. This year, Diwali will be a turning point for many. This will largely be due to the Square formed by planets Mars and Venus. This means finances, knowledge and spirituality are about to take a very different path that leads to betterment.

This is the perfect time to enhance your luck with the help of these yantras: Kuber Yantra (for exceptional financial wealth & prosperity), Shri Yantra (dispel negative energies in your life), Navgrah Shanti Yantra (rectifies all planetary disturbances), Ganesh-Laksmi idol. Expect New Beginnings! Let’s see what kind of impact this Diwali will have on each sun sign:

Aries, this Diwali, you can expect a lot of influence to work for you. Your time is going to change: higher aspirations will be fulfilled, your love life will become stable and you will get rewards for long held motives. Finances may need some care due to a weak Venus. Refrain from buying a house or vehicle during this time.

Taurus, you can easily expect greater professional visibility and recognition. New or renewed friendships with unusual or brilliant people are in the works. You will see your long held ambitions stabilizing. You will be extravagant with your expenses this Diwali and will hardly be able to make any savings.

Gemini, you are going to get into a whole new phase with a potentially strong financial future. You’ll see a bigger picture of relationships and more ideal ways of expressing yourself. There are major rewards waiting for you this Diwali and onward. For Geminis` the flow of cash will be good. However, whatever resources you have at hand will be spent with hardly anything left in the way of savings.

Cancer, you should be prepared for an entire new beginning, be it financial, love or family. You will find yourself taking a much broader view of relationships and shared resources while becoming more genuinely friendly and detached. You will get more freedom to express ideas and ideals. There might be some unexpected expenses for you this month which will deplete your cash reserves but the situation will improve soon.

This Diwali will bring exciting new relationships with innovative individuals. Just make sure that details are taken care of and idealism is balanced by a mature understanding and overview of the whole situation. Financially, things are going to look up for you. Most of you will see an increase in earnings thanks to the Moon’s movement. Read More!

Ways to your boss’s heart

Does your boss always interfere in your work? Is your boss a dream boss to work with or working with your boss is almost like a nightmare? Hold on! Now, your boss’s sun sign can tell-all about your boss’s traits. It’s not possible to take your boss for a ride. But knowing their sun signs will help you in studying their nature. This may prepare you better when you have to confront your boss or find a way to their hearts. However, remember one thing never mess up with your boss.

Aries: If you are a lazy employee, not fully committed to your company, sorry to say, but you are not very popular with your boss. An Aries boss really hates lazy employees who lack that zeal for work. One way to enter into their good books is by showing some excitement for any damn work they entrust to you.

Taurus: Taurus bosses are generally sweet and calm; they let you work peacefully and never create any fuss. They have so much patience; however, don’t you dare try their patience. You never know what they are up to.

Gemini: Gemini bosses! Certainly, not the easiest bosses to work with. Your Gemini boss will keep track of how much time you take for coffee/lunch breaks. They are well known for their mood swings. Today your boss will be someone else, and tomorrow he will take another form. Difficult to deal with; aren’t they?

Cancer: Though a Cancerian has a good sense of humour, but when it comes to work, your Cancerian boss is really serious. So, be serious with your boss. Prove your worth before you ask for your salary raise, this is when your boss is likely to give you that mysterious grin. But, they are not at all bad.

Leo: A Leo boss has excellent management and organizational skills. Like a Lion, your boss loves to dictate and will make you do all the work. They prefer to give you a rough idea and will let you find out all the details, facts and figures. N.B., your boss hates gossip and backstabbing. Read More!

India’s First F1 Grand Prix

This October of 2011 is all about wearing the festive mood and celebrations. It’s not only the festivals like Diwali that call for celebrations. Come October 30, it will be no less than a carnival. Dreams of many Indian motor sports lovers will finally come alive when India will be the proud host of its first Formula 1 Grand Prix on this particular day at Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida.

This will open up several doors for progress in India. With this event, cricket will not only be the lone popular game in India. People will strongly follow this sport even after the end of it. With mushrooming of many tourists, this event will surely be a boon to tourism industry in India. This will be able to create jobs directly and indirectly. So, in all sense, India has a lot to gain from this sporting event.

But, how about our Indian drivers? Will we see an Indian standing at the podiums? Well, it may not happen so soon.

Here are six drivers for you to watch out:

Sebastian Vettel: Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel has won the Formula One World Championship, 2011 in the Japan Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit in Japan. He is the youngest driver in F1 history to win back-to-back World Championships, having won the title in 2010 and 2011. Born on July 3, 1987, he belongs to the sun sign Cancer with ruling number 3. This number is governed by the Planet Jupiter and those born under it are lovers of morality, justice, mercy and pure love.

Jenson Button: Jenson Button, a British Formula One driver of McLaren is currently at the second position in 2011 F1 World Championship. He was the 2009 World Drivers’ Champion. Born on January 19, 1980, he is a Capricorn with ruling number 1. This number is governed by the Sun and those born under it are highly original, active, energetic, motivated, artistic and brilliant.

Fernando Alonso: Fernando Alonso Díaz is a Spanish Formula One driver, currently racing for Ferrari. He is a two-time World Champion, having won the title in 2005 and 2006.  Born on July 29, 198, he is a Leo with ruling number 2. This number is governed by the Moon and those born under it are highly imaginative, idealistic and possess a dreamy nature.

Lewis Hamilton: Lewis Hamilton is a British Formula One racing driver, currently racing for the McLaren team. He won the 2008 Formula One World Champion. Currently, he is going through a low phase in his career. All eyes will be on him. Born on January 7, 1985, he is a Capricorn with ruling number 7. This number is governed by the Planet Neptune, which means that he is highly imaginative, idealistic and have a dreamy nature. Read More!

Ind vs Eng: Who will rock in this clash?

India and England cricket team will clash again but this time the battle ground will be in India. Having thrashed India so badly in Test series and One-Day Internationals at their home ground, the England cricket team is confident that they will repeat the magic even in India in the ODI series, which begins in Hyderabad on October 14. England will end the India tour with the Twenty20 game in Kolkata on October 29. This will be Team India’s first series at home since winning the World Cup in April this year.

England had beaten India 3-0 in a five-game one-day series at England last month and won all four Tests and a one-off Twenty20 match. Will Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his boys be able to prove their worth at home? Will World Champion Team India be able to save themselves from further disgrace? Who are the Indian players who are likely to shine in this one-day series? Let’s find out…..

Team India will miss master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj SIngh and pace spearhead Zaheer Khan due to injuries. Turbanator Harbhajan Singh has been dropped for the first two games. So, huge pressure will be on the young breed like Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina to prove their mettle.

Mahendra Dhoni: Dhoni, definitely, is the man under tremendous pressure at the moment. However, he is someone who won’t let himself be curbed down by pressure. Stars have not been on his side in recent months but his luck will improve in this series. He will be there to deliver when the team needs him.

Gautam Gambhir: Gauti’s trip to England was cut short due to elbow injury and concussion. He is, undeniably, one of the finest batsmen in the cricketing world. He would try hard to seize this opportunity and will come out performing well. With a good batting average, his experience will come handy in this series. Read More!