Posts Tagged ‘news’
There has been much talk and controversy recently following media reports that a shift in the Earth’s alignment has gradually been changing the dates of our zodiac birth signs. It has even been reported that a 13th zodiac sign should be added.
The premise for this is the fact that changes in the Earth’s orbit has had the effect that our planet is no longer aligned to the stars in the same way, compared to the time when the signs of the zodiac were first conceived. The implication would be that all the birth dates of the zodiac signs have over the years shifted by about one month. This has caused much unnecessary confusion and many people are now uncertain about the validity of their zodiac sign.
What few people realize is that Western astrologers have been aware of this ‘change’ or ’shift’ for centuries. It has also been reported before, but this time around it simply became a viral news item, which clearly reflects the uncertain times we live in and how fast, far and wide information can be spread using modern technology. Read the rest of this entry »
The year 2011 has kicked off with yet another batch of psychic predictions from all over the globe. It has become an annual tradition to predict as much doom and gloom as possible, and this year the custom was once again upheld with much enthusiasm and zeal.
The usual depressing prophecies and upcoming disasters were numerous this year, coupled with some mindless trivia about celebrities and movie stars. Why? Because bad news and gossip sells. It is what most people like to hear and it is what most people like to fear. Scientific studies have shown that people prefer bad news in the media. They find it more interesting, respond to it more often and remember it much longer. They also pass the news on to others at a much faster rate. I guess it is in our nature, because knowing the bad news before everyone else might just give us a better shot at survival. Read the rest of this entry »
This question may have some merit in a stand-up comedy routine (I enjoy a clever joke as much as the next person), but once everyone has had their laugh, all that remains for me is a tragic reflection of the lack of spiritual depth, as well as the superficial materialism, of our society.
Interestingly, there have been several reports of psychics, or their clients, winning the lottery. This proves the lame old lottery joke is indeed a myth, but what is often far more significant is the actual circumstances surrounding these wins. Read the rest of this entry »