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Yesterday’s Heavens (and Personal fears of a blogger)

Well, hello there! ūüôā

Yes, it’s been a month since my last blog post.. ¬† much has been happening in my life, that somehow, writing regular blogs seem to have fallen off the agenda.

My sincere apologies.. ¬† I write astrology forecasts…not to make a name for myself.. ¬†not to earn ¬† ..but to spread a kind of general esoteric hope ..for anyone who is having a difficult time.. ¬†or is in need of looking forward to things in life.. ¬†so it’s something I really should carry on.. ¬†But sadly, at times, I myself lack that very hope.. and end up in the pits of darkness and despair – and have to find my own way back to light again.. ¬† And during those phases, I am not in a place to help others..

The last few months have been that way- if you had not already noticed the erratic blogging. Infact the last year has been that way..perhaps longer.

In some forthcoming blogs, I will be ..not just sharing some of my `real’ personal plights and resulting insights, but I promise to `get real’ – and start tackling all the things I have meant to write about..but never could.. ¬† – why?

Fear!

Fear of being misunderstood. Fear of revealing too much personal things. ¬†Fear of being rejected. ¬†Fear of not being accepted. ¬†Fear of exposing other people’s ¬†woes and worries…their privacies..secrets and all that.

But without risk, there is no progress.. ¬†So I will be breaking my own rules…and talk about some things.. ¬†in the hope that it gives anyone reading these…hope! ¬†Insight.. ¬† Faith.. ¬† ¬†well, not about my life.. ¬†(that too)..but about their own lives.

Okay.. ¬†so yesterday’s astrology ¬†

Yesterday 1) Mercury sextiled Mars

2) Mercury sextiled Saturn

3) Venus trined Uranus

4) Mars conjunct Saturn..

Now all those aspects are what we call `good, positive’.. Interestingly.. Mars & Saturn are in the powerful, probing, deeply intense sign of Scorpio (death and rebirth, transformation)..

Mars provides the sharp tools, Saturn is highlighting stability & structures… old forms even.. and lessons..

Mercury is in the earthy sign of Virgo now..and Venus in the firey sign of Leo. Uranus in Aries..

If I stop to think, I could analyse this and write a 10 page essay..That’s how much was going on.. Let’s not forget the New moon in Virgo too.

Intuition tells me..it was an important few days..! Crazily, no one is immune from the influence of stars and planets..not even astrologers..

It seems the advanced knowledge of it is kept away from those for whom the process needs to happen..

That’s not much of a forecast (well, it’s not..as it;s already happened). ¬†And its not much of an analysis either..is it?

I am sorry ..  

But know that it’s stirred up energies and forces that are going to make things better..

I shall write again..soon.

Love n hugs to all..

-Mani Navasothy

You are a Celebrity on Social Media – Please do not swear! (aka Be mindful of what you say)

swearing on Social Network
swearing on Social Network

Remember what the Presenter says to the `housemates’ (contestants) in a popular reality TV show ..`You are live on TV..Please do not swear!” ¬† Well, the same goes for Social Media Network sites..

Take facebook for instance. Last time I checked it had about 1 billion members (assuming people don’t have multiple accounts..which they do…about a Million of them, according to previous news reports). ¬†Now the World population is about 8 billion people. ¬† So In this network alone, there’s about one eighth of the World population.

Now most people have their accounts as `public’ …(let’s discuss privacy issues in another post). So effectively, anyone of those 1 billion people on that site could take a look at anyone’s profile and status posts!

Everyday people who post ordinary stuff..   what they eat, where they went, who they met, their thoughts and feelings..and reactions..  what their pet is doing.. etc etc..  And they forget as they immerse themselves in this everyday sharing..(which is exactly what the site wants you to do) Рthat others are watching.

No problem.. ¬†if you are one of those people who don’t care about what others may think of you. ¬† But if you are one of the people who’s public credibility and reputation matters …in your social or community standing, or more alarmingly, in your career… ¬†then you really don’t want to be leaving a trail of self- incriminating ¬†evidence…on your own personal profile or status updates!

The problem is.. ¬†personal profile and personal status updates are exactly that – personal. So it makes sense to write what you are thinking and feeling – without censoring it. Isn’t that what sharing sis? ¬† ¬†Well, yes, ¬†with your trusted inner sanctum of family and/or friends…in a private post or message.. ¬†or even in a private group.

But not in public.. or somewhere where potentially one of the or all of the other 1 billion people could look!

They don;t know you – and most likely, they won’t care.. other than take it as that moment’s entertainment. (After all, people do watch Soaps and dramas on TV…and enjoy the troubles and tribulations of `soap characters’ ¬†lives’ ¬†…Don’t they? ¬†So why wouldn’t ¬†some people ¬† also behaving in enjoy reading about the trials, tribulations, tempers and tantrums ..of another stranger? ie you!)

Unless you’ve got your online privacy set sky-high – better than Fort Knox – and only your friends can see every word you type in your status updates- you really should not behaving in a manner that can come back and bite your reputation and credibility.

This is particularly important – I mean your online credibility – if you are a person who is a `public personality’ (known by many and is a wheeling n dealing life n soul of the party person), is providing a community or public product or service.

Words spread fast in the winds.. ¬†and faster in internet streams..pixel to pixel ..r and screen to screen.. ¬†and a personal disclosure or an emotional outburst of today..could topple the entire Empire tomorrow..!¬†Smallest slips…and people will jump on you and tear your credibility apart..!!

We live in a Social media world, where even a genuine mistake or misunderstanding, or a technical (website) glitch… can be taken by some blinkered people (friends even) and escalated into a storm…that tears through one’s social, emotional or personal life. ¬†So if you are intentionally slipping up and leaving trails of self-incriminating evidence.. not even Google can help you wipe it out!

Even if you delete your posts, no telling if an e-mail notification of it went into the inbox of all your contacts.. and here’s the thing…¬†today’s `friends’ (one of 200 or one of 2,000!) ¬†can turn our and become tomorrow’s foes…and then they’ll have the perfect tool to bring you down.. ¬†your own words!!

-Mani Navasothy