The Gift of Love

As Valentines Day approaches we consider the joy of having loving relationships in our lives. We all want to find that special someone, and once that time comes, to live together happily for life. At least that is the ideal. But love comes in so many varieties and flavors. We dream of becoming carried away by it, imagining an ecstatic wave of joy in our hearts. But to define this all-encompassing desire for love inside us seems almost impossible.
The ancient Vedic culture of India gave varying names for different kinds of love, as did the Greeks. The Greeks actually had as many as thirty different words to describe shared love, but seven were most prominent.

Bhakti Yoga

Agape to the Greeks or Maitri for the Hindus, meant the love we have for all others in the world, like when we feel compassion for people suffering due to a lack of basic resources, war or natural disasters. It brings a desire to be charitable to others that we have never met, just on the basis of being part of one extended family. Agape was also the Greek word used for love for God. In ancient India the word Bhakti was used for such transcendental love, love that can only be for and shared with the Supreme Lord of all creation. I feel it is no accident that Bhakti Yoga is now experiencing resurgence, especially among the younger population.

Love of a Parent

Love of a Parent

Storge to the Greeks, or vatsalya for the Hindus, meant love within the immediate, or extended, family. It is the love of a parent for their children, grandchildren, adopted children, uncle or other relations that is special because of family ties. This is why healthy family love is so important in our emotional growth and wellbeing. Something that is severely lacking in today’s disjointed, and often lonely world.
Pragma in Greece, or Preyo in India, is the love that endures the test of time. This is love that develops over time, such as that between a married couple that stays together through thick and thin. Or, perhaps the love that we feel for an old friend, caring for them when they have trouble later in life.

Self love or self esteem

Philautia to the Greeks, or Svabhista in India, is self-love, or self-respect. Not in the sense of being vain or narcissistic, but that caring love to do right by ourselves, that gives us our principles, values and strength. This in turn then allows us to care for others. This is another love that is lacking in today’s society. Often, if others have not loved us, we find it hard to even like ourselves, let alone love ourselves.

Working as a team

Philia to the Greeks, or Prita in ancient India, is the love that we share with others when we cooperate to achieve something, like with our co-workers, other players on the same sports team, or soldiers in a unit of the armed forces. We may call it camaraderie, but it is love all the same. Ask any soldier returning form war, how strongly they feel about the men or women on their unit. It is indeed, a very strong, special love.

Ludus is actually a Roman term, madhurya in India, for the love that we flirt or play when we meet someone we’re attracted to, the feelings in the heart (and stomach) that often brings a strong sense of euphoria.

Strong sexual desire

Eros to the Greeks, or Shringara to the ancient Vedic civilization, is the love that most of us think of and wish to stoke the fires of, on Valentines Day. It is romantic, and erotic. Carried on the winds of imagination, its magnetism brings our sexual desires to the forefront of our minds and bodies. The Greeks actually considered eros as dangerous and irrational, it could take hold of and possess you. Let this be food for thought.

There is no feeling, sensation or thought that can compare to the sheer joy of sharing love with another. It is an affair of the heart, and as we call upon our heart’s vast resources with which to love we find that as we give more love, we get more love in return. The more loving we become with others, the more love we have to give. Rather than becoming depleted of love we become nourished and filled with it!
For love is the true ground upon which we live; it is the only environment that any of us truly desire. It should be shared with everyone on some level, creating an environment of peace and joy. We naturally think of being more caring with those we know, that are in our circle of friends and family. But to exercise those same heart muscles with other souls outside this circle will not only bring more light into their lives, but it increases our own.

A smile for someone you don’t know, helping a distressed animal,

Caring for a distressed animal

giving in charity in a way that you become emotionally involved, or a hug for someone that’s feeling lost and alone, will bring feelings of joyfulness to the heart. The more we share love with others, the more love fills and overflows our hearts. When we give of our hearts freely the realization comes that we are all a part of one big family.
For the most intimate of personal relationships having synastry between you on a soul level is essential. Being able to see the arrangement of the heavens at the time of the persons’ birth will tell the tale. When we use an accurate Vedic horoscope, we can see right away if there is enough compatibility (synastry) for the marriage to be successful. Not only that, but we can look at the future career and social statuses of the couple, as well. We all want to meet with success, and knowing the synastry between you can make the difference between having a fulfilling marriage and home life, or not.
So this Valentine’s Day plan for that special event, dinner or night out with your special someone, but don’t forget to call Mom, or Dad. For that one day resolve to express only warmth and kindness, try to keep a smile on your lips whenever you see anyone and try to feel yourself as part of one Earth family. Not only will you have one of the best days of your lives, you’ll realize forever more that love really is all we need. If we have that, then the world looks bright. For to love and be loved, is life’s greatest gift. Happy Valentine’s Day!

HAPPY VALENTINES
FOR ALL THE LOVES IN OUR LIVES

You can reach me at Howard@vedicworld.org or call me on 352 629 3156 and I will be happy to answer questions you may have.

6 Reasons Why You Should Get A Relationship Compatibility

Recent statistics show that in the United States 53 percent of first time marriages end in divorce, 67 percent of second marriages end with divorce and 74 percent of third time marriages end in divorce. Business partners aren’t doing much better, with 60 percent of business partnerships also ending in “divorce”, which is often far more ugly and expensive than a divorce from a marriage of intimacy. It would be so much easier if you knew your potential partner to be, either business or love partners, much more intimately. What if you knew how they thought, what their dreams and aspirations were, what made them “tick”? Well, you can know ALL about them when you have a compatibility astrology reading done.

1. Learn about your partners strengths and weaknesses
If a person thinks they can “change” a prospective partner, they are mistaken. A person may allow himself or herself to be told, pushed or bullied, but this only leads to resentment and dissatisfaction in the relationship. Finding out about their strength and weaknesses first and knowing you can live with them is far better.

2. Make sure there is a strong basis for love and affection

Generally, when two people meet and have a strong attraction for one another and are considering a more permanent relationship, there is already some love and affection. But, being life partners is not always easy and simple, as we humans are emotional beings, and at times, life can throw us a curve ball. Will that love sustain these not so easy times?

3. How do they communicate?
Some of us have no problem revealing our minds, while others, well lets let’s say aren’t as ready to share, or do not know how to share. The KEY to a successful relationship lies in the communication. We may not be able to change our mental capacity or personality, but it is an effective tool for life relationships in general if you are willing to learn good communication skills.

4. Do you REALLY like similar things?

Yes, it is true, your and your partners chart can show what it is in life that interests them. They may like the outdoors, sports and athletics and you may like to stay home and read. This works for some people, but long term? Will they want children? Will they want a career and never be home?

5. For a sexual partnership are you sexually compatible?

This is very important, especially if you want the “right” sexual partner. We all have different needs and desires and it helps if your partner is well matched. If one has lots of sexual energy and the other does not, it can cause all sorts of problems. This sometimes does not show itself until later on in the relationship; as to start with both parties have that initial “lust” for one another.

6. Will you make good friends?
Yes, friends. You should AWLAYS marry you best friend. The love of a friend will last through your entire life, through the ups and downs, when the passion had subsided. You know what is inside each other’s mind and heart. You Vedic astrology charts will show this.

The above can all pertain to any relationship, including a business partner, except for number 5 of course! Unless you life partner is your business partner! So why are you waiting? Order a compatibility reading right now!

So Is Any Marriage Made in Heaven?
Are any marriages really made in heaven? From my experience counseling many couples over the years I have found that there are two factors for creating a healthy and long-lasting marriage, or business partnership. The first is compatibility. Without enough compatibility between two people the marriage or partnership will always fail. The thinking processes will be too different for it to last. The second is possessing relationship skills, a big part of which is empathy, consideration and a willingness to listen to your partner when he or she speaks (not just sometimes, but all of the time) and to work through challenges as a team.
With both of those factors in place a marriage, or business partnership, will work. As a matter of fact it was proven that the old type of traditional arranged marriages, as always used to take place in India, had a far greater success rate than so-called “love marriages” anywhere else in the world. Until the late 20th century divorce was so rare in India that couples really and truly lived the words, which we utter in the west as marriage vows, “until death do us part”. But what was it that made so many Indian arranged marriages work out in the past, as opposed to those in the US? It’s such an important topic that even Oprah Winfrey once devoted a show to it. Their considerations went far deeper than the rest of the world when it came to choosing a life partner. Far deeper than anyone could possibly know without the aid of a divine science, and that science was and still is Vedic Astrology.
When we use a horoscope for matching a prospective couple we can see right away if there is enough compatibility for the marriage to be successful. Not only that, but we can look at the future career and social statuses of the couple, as well. So many marriages break up because of arguing about money, or because they can’t stand particular actions of their partner any longer. This kind of primary consideration before marriage can save a lot of tears, heartache and money, for that matter. No matter how good it felt at the time, would you still marry someone if you knew it wasn’t going to last, that you or the other person was going to change irrevocably?

Already Married? Not Too Late!
And what about those of us that are already married and suffering due to marital problems caused by constant conflict? Having in depth readings of your own horoscopes, and then having an experienced and knowledgeable Vedic astrologer help you both understand each other better may well be what you need to turn things around at home.
I’ve counseled many people using Vedic Astrology in the past 30 plus years and I can tell you honestly that we’re not all that different from each other. Everyone simply wants to feel happy, or satisfied with life, and most importantly we cannot live without sharing love with others. Take a little puppy, put him in a room alone with lots of toys, food, water and treats, but nobody to share love with…and he will wither and die.
We are not just seekers of sensual pleasures, as we are trained by society to think. We are really seeking love above all else, and when we find that state of being called love…we never want it to end.
And what of the pain of dealing with a love lost. No other event in life causes us such deep emotional anguish as does divorce or losing a loved one at the time of their death. The latter is a natural part of life, but divorce is not. Therefore it behooves us to do our best to insure that our marriages and partnerships will succeed.
Marriage is one of the singly most important events in any person’s life. As the consequences of an uninformed decision going into marriage can spell disaster, it only makes sense that we should try to understand as much as possible about ourselves, and our prospective partner, before we take the plunge. We can then better create the strong foundation necessary for a happy, and prosperous business relationship, or both.

Whether you have been with a partner for years, considering tying the knot, or thinking of going into business with someone, it only makes good sense to have a compatibility consultation with me. You will know what you are going into and how to proceed. I am here to help you. You can reach me at Howard@vedicworld.org or call me on 352 629 3156 and I will be happy to answer questions you may have.

Self-Discovery: Letting the stars light the way… Jen Gordon Halfstack Media

Shaking up your astrological view!
You really aren’t alone … Every time you check your horoscope or discuss the meaning of life with your friends over a bottle of Pinot Noir. You, like many are looking for meaning and answers.

Even in ancient times, dating back as far as 15,000 to 20,000 years, we humans were interested in the meaning of existence and why we are here. Great studies and sciences have been developed to study our outer and inner worlds and how they relate to one another.

Are you interested in discovering more deeply about yourself and your place in this world? Maybe you have read spiritual books to help you learn more, or have purchased a psychic reading or tried meditation to navigate your way?

A very interesting spiritual tool that I came across recently is called Indian Astrology, also known as Jyotish, or what is referred to in our western world as Vedic astrology.
Vedic astrology originated from the Vedic Scriptures, it is a universal and timeless healing tool, and is known as one of the most time-tested and oldest systems of astrology in the world.

I learned of such a tool when I came across Vedic Astrologer, Howard Beckman, covering his extraordinary story of strength in a previous column. Howard overcame a heroin addiction, drug trafficking, and a 2.5 year Thai prison sentence to then move on and heal his life. Rising like a phoenix from the flames he transformed into a very gifted spiritual teacher.

I knew I personally had hit lows, but this guy had beaten even the toughest of odds …. I had to learn more about his teachings…

So, on a fall day at a busy Starbucks, I found a quiet corner and received a powerful and exciting Vedic Astrology reading from Howard. First, he began with a contextual and pertinent ‘overview’ of Vedic astrology.

He then quickly turned my astrological world upside down when I came to realize that in Vedic astrology I was an entirely different sun sign than I was taught to this point. And to top it off, I was a totally different moon sign too. Like astronomers, Vedic astrologers use actual astronomy as its basis.

I have to say, I loved this information! I had never really identified with my western astrological sign, and as Howard walked me through my different personality traits, gifts, as well as a few of my challenges, it really began to resonate.

Not only does Howard take you through the basics of “you” as you may or may not know it. He goes through your life time-line and points out pertinent energetic themes present. His insights act as almost a cosmic GPS or guidance system to help navigate the sequential segments of your life.

I found this to be extremely helpful in planning my future goals and dreams, and more importantly check if what I was thinking and feeling about my life was in line with what he saw. He offered suggestions about my health and diet that were also interesting and intuitive.

If you are curious about Vedic astrology, or you are looking for confirmation and answers about your path and the life path of those you love, make sure you look Howard Beckman up. He will turn your understanding of astrology upside down with an intuitive, powerful and helpful view into you and your world! Call 1-352-629-3156 weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time or visit http://www.vedicworld.org.

2015 New Moon Chart USA

The yearly new Moon chart began on the spring equinox this year, March 20th at 5:36 AM, cast in Washington, D.C. Capricorn rises, with Saturn, ruler of the ascendant, in the 11th house in Scorpio. This is, of course, a sign ruled by the planet of war, Mars.
Without question the US will be involved in inflicting heavy damage and casualties upon its enemies and will be successful in its missions. Rahu in the 9th house also indicates a hawkish attitude will be taken by Congress, as well as the White House.
I believe that the warning of terrorist activity aimed at US civilians is a very real threat. Jupiter exalted in Cancer in the 7th house indicates that the US will forge new partnerships, temporary though these alliances may be, to achieve mutual aims against a common enemy. But being that this exalted Jupiter is also an enemy to the lord of the ascendant, Saturn, and directly aspecting the ascendant, the fanatical religionists will also gain further fervor. This makes the threat from ISIL and others to wage jihad amongst the civilian population of western countries a very real possibility.
The country will also profit financially this year, so those that have job security will be fine, and for the entrepreneurial business people, plenty of opportunities will be there for financial profit.
I know what the doomsday financial people keep saying about the stock market collapsing this year, as well as the dollar, but I simply don’t see it. Not this year anyway. Saturn also rules the 2nd house, whose most acknowledged category is the earning potential of the citizens. With Mercury, ruler of the 9th house of good fortune here, as well as the lord of both the ascendant and the 2nd house Saturn being in the 11th house of gains, I hardly think this shall be a combination for financial catastrophe in the short term.
This year the Sun and Moon are in the 3rd house, along with Ketu and Mars. Such a combination portends more unusual weather. Extremes in temperature, unusual amounts of rain and snow in some places, as well as drought in others, seem to be a theme for some time to come. It also gives further credence to there being struggles within both the government, as well as enemies among the population, giving an indication to further lend weight to my assertion that we may soon begin to see violence against American citizens here at home.
Saving the most positive placement in this chart for last, we have Venus in Aries (yes, Mars’ sign so a further indication of violence and war), but here he is extremely benefic in the 4th house. Venus creates a raja yoga here and by his aspect a raja yoga in the 10th house of status, as well. This means that no matter that some are saying the US is losing its power and influence abroad, that’s not the fact looking at this year’s chart. America will have a lot of influence abroad. Obviously I’m not commenting on this as to being a good thing, or not, just the fact that America will accomplish some short- term goals.
This yoga also portends well for the finances of many in the country. However, unless this is accompanied by some profit sharing with the workers of these businesses, the CEOs of big business will continue to score record profits, while the common worker’s salary hardly budges.
In many other countries’ charts I also noted increased participation in violence. Many in Europe have Gemini rising this year showing political wrangling with the Pisces planets in the 10th house. Some major struggles will be going on not just within Russia (Cancer ascendant putting Pisces planets in the 9th and Mercury in the 8th), but also in China (Leo ascendant putting the 4 planets in Pisces in the 8th house). It’s going to be an interesting year.
Frankly, there are going to come some major disasters (both financial and natural disasters), not just in this year, but over the next 5 years or so. What matters most to us as individuals is how they affect ourselves, you families, friends, etc. A personal astrological consultation will show that. As I always say, in bad times some people do very well, and even in bad times those that are spiritually directed weather the storm in peace.
Howard Beckman April 2015

2013, The Year That Will Remain Etched In Our Memories

By International Vedic Astrologer, Howard Beckman

Flood and Tropical Storms in 2013

The second half of 2013 promises to be one we will not soon forget. Mars has been responsible for so many conflicts this year, but soon it is to become even more troublesome for many in the world. There have been a plethora of comets seen in this year already, which are actually very bad omens. They portend wars, great storms bringing mass flooding and other natural disasters.
At the time of this writing in the middle of July, we have Mars conjunct Jupiter and Sun in Gemini, as well as with the lord of the sign Mercury. Much planning for further civil unrest and escalation of armed (and unarmed) struggles against political/governmental forces is taking place. Yet at the same time there’s an upsurge in the creative work of artists and writers.
Knowledge and information, a key category of the sign Gemini and under the purview of Mercury to disseminate such

NSA Leak Fallout

information, is reaching the eyes and ears of people all over the planet. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange started the outpouring of information about the US and other governments’ covert activities that is astounding the world. Bradley Manning is now paying the price for his revelations. Edward Snowden’s release of documents damning the activities of US government agencies such as the NSA in front of the world is confounding the once trusting public, as well as countries considered to be allies of the USA.
The conflicts in the Middle East are about to spill over even further. There are so many ominous warnings from the planets that there will be tragedies occurring one after another this year. For at least half of each month the “serpent curse” called “Kalasarpa yoga” has been in effect since early May, and will continue until the second week of September. This occurs when all of the 7 major planets are sandwiched between Rahu and Ketu (also known as Dragon’s Head and Dragon’s Tail), the north and south nodes of the Moon. During these months the Moon moves out for half the month, giving a short break to this yoga’s malevolence.
As we pass the first of August Jupiter, Mars and Mercury remain in Gemini, but Sun has moved to Cancer and Venus to Leo. Expect tropical storms to begin to gather powerfully in our oceans. But it is Mars’ move to Cancer, his weakest sign of debilitation, on the 18th of August that shifts these energies
into a higher gear.
Mars is not only extremely malefic and harmful in Cancer, he will now cast a full aspect upon his great enemy Saturn, who is and has been exalted (thus extremely powerful) in the sign of Libra. Saturn will now also cast a full aspect upon his great enemy Mars, meaning the further unfolding of events that will cause suffering in the world.
September 1st signals the coming of the worst of it. Sun and Mercury both reside in Leo at this time, and the potency of Venus to soften the situation is rendered practically null by Venus’ tenanting of Virgo, his weakest sign of debilitation. The piece de resistance will be the exact conjunction of Rahu and Saturn in the early morning of the 17th of September at 40 minutes past midnight.

Middle East Violence

I expect financial markets to teeter, and along with storms, volcanoes and earthquakes in the mix, increasing violence worldwide, quite possibly at times of almost epic proportions. By year’s end things will have calmed down somewhat, hopefully changing the perspectives of at least some people in the world for the better.
What good can come from all of this? Hopefully more people will wake up and look deeply for some real meaning in their lives. Our individual lifetimes here in this world are short, but for most of us it is only when we do reincarnate that we have a chance to make further spiritual advancement, and to realize eternal spiritual truths that are the same for all of us.
Although this summer season will be a wild ride, we can take it as an inspiration to become what we really wish to be, happy and peaceful, even in the face of adversity or the midst of chaos. So open up the copies of your spiritual books, delve deeply into the science of yoga according to your own capacity and don’t waste precious time worrying about those things you can do nothing about. Worrying never helps anyone, nor can it change anything destined to occur. Action shapes destiny, and our actions that will subsequently shape our futures are always in our own hands. Make them count, let your voice be heard and stand up for truth and what is right. Follow your heart, for the heart will never lead you in the wrong direction. Namaste.

What about Edward Snowden?

With so much controversy and drama over the immediate fate of Edward Snowden, I managed to obtain his birth details and have a look at his Vedic horoscope. Edward was born on the 21st of June, 1983 at 4:42 AM in Elizabeth City, NC.
His ascendant is Taurus with Venus, lord of the ascendant, in the 3rd house of communications, writing and creativity. Mercury, the planet ruling communications of all kinds, is in the ascendant, ruling the 2nd house of earning, speech and family affairs, as well as the 5th house of intelligence, significance, educational capabilities, artistic development and more. The great benefic Jupiter is in the 7th house aspecting the ascendant. The first thing this chart shows is that he is sincere, forthright and not only extremely intelligent and creative, but the man believes in what he is doing.
Edward is not a man who lives for money, nor name and fame. He truly desires to be on the side of what is right or just, and not for any economic benefit whatsoever. As a matter of fact having Sun, Mars and Rahu in the 2nd house will alternate his financial life from feast to famine at regular intervals, depending on the periods he is in, of course, but it is not the chart of someone who acquires great financial wealth.
The Saturn/Moon conjunction in the 6th house indicates feeling distressed by so much impropriety by world leaders, and that they are in Libra indicates a man who is fair, balanced and thoughtful. With Saturn now in Libra (Edward’s Saturn return) and swiftly moving towards his natal Moon’s position (also putting him smack in the middle of his sade-sati!), a change of venue is imminent for him. But my feeling is that he will overcome the obstacles that lie in his path and find a way to get to the country he chooses to accept an asylum offer from.
Now also in the final third of his Saturn dasha, it was when the Rahu antardasha began in May of this year that he began to let loose with the information he had garnered about the NSA’s activities. The rest of this Rahu sub-period will be a bit crazy for him, and he will likely stay out of sight (and therefore harm’s way) as much as he possibly can. With Jupiter transiting Gemini presently he should be protected from those that wish to destroy him.
It seems highly unlikely to me that he will be arrested and extradited to the US, as he begins a really good period for 17 years ruled by Mercury in 2018. Were the authorities here to get a hold of him he would surely never see the light of day again, so I cannot see that happening.
The varshaphaal for 2013-14 indicates a lot of communications from him to the public, likely meaning many more revelations of dastardly “official” actions performed in the name of fighting terrorism. Although the Moon and the solar return chart’s muntha are in the 12th house, I do not see this as indicating incarceration. Looking at his 2014 solar return chart, as well, wherever he goes in this year is not likely to be his final stop.
So, what about Edward Snowden? Unknowingly, he was an important factor in what will bring about investigations, public outcries and much dissent, not just in the US, but all over the world. Expect this case to continue to bring new twists and turns, besides many new revelations, to add to the extremely turbulent second half of 2013.

Howard Beckman, International Vedic Astrologer
July 22, 2013

OF COURSE OBAMA WON!

I’ve received many congratulatory e-mails about my prediction that Obama would win the election. Most came from clients, friends and well-wishers that receive our newsletters, so received the April 26, 2012 edition of my “Planetary Perspectives” in which I detailed the astrological reasons why he most certainly would.
I’ve received comments such as “you must be happy”, “you should be proud” and many different versions of “congratulations” or “well done”. I do appreciate the vote of confidence and thank all of you that have taken the time to let me know you appreciate my work.
However, I also want to say that I am completely aloof from elections and politicians in general. My writing articles on national or world events in which I make predictions is simply an exercise to show the efficacy of the Vedic astrological science when practiced by those willing to devote their lives to it while also treading the razor sharp spiritual path. I take no credit for my seeming accuracy and give all credit to my teachers and mentors, and especially to the great saints and sages who have bequeathed this holy science to us here on earth.
As regarding politics and politicians I am of the opinion that almost all of them alive on the planet today are incapable of understanding what human life is for, incapable of directing themselves towards lives of honesty, compassion, fairness and love for all creatures upon this earth. Therefore how can they possibly do anything to better the development of human society or to even preserve the gifts of Mother Nature?
As long as the world is ruled by greedy and impious men, there will be greater and greater travails affecting our societies and the planet as a whole. Just see how wonderful a job that the most dastardly of corporations’ influential and powerful leaders have done in California in this last election! Monsanto somehow convinced the majority of the voting public sector that they need not know what is in the food they eat! No need to know, just believe in them, their honesty and their integrity. Maybe my article of 4/29/12 “A Society of Mushrooms” might better delineate my feelings on such things.
I also predicted in my article of April 20, 2012 that this year’s storms would be far worse than last. Nobody congratulated me on that, nor would I wish them to. It certainly brings me no pleasure to see the suffering of our brothers and sisters in NY and NJ. Again, I write such articles because I know certain things will transpire and doing so shows how Vedic astrology can forewarn us of events, thus allowing us to take precautions.
We human beings are meant to be caretakers of this planet on which we dwell. We are meant to show kindness and compassion towards all others, meaning not only of the human species, but animal species, as well. When we wantonly abuse, destroy and needlessly slaughter all others how can there be any glimmer of peace on earth? Human beings need to wake up. Those that realize the folly of life as it is being perpetuated need to take a stand. First and foremost in their own lives, and then when possible to share your realizations with others. When we change ourselves we begin to change the world. It’s true. A journey starts with the first step.
These and other such articles of mine are available on my blogs at www.vedicworld.org and www.HowardBeckmanVedicAstrologer.com. Soon I will begin to write about what I see coming for 2013. But no matter what negative “events” I may or may not see transpiring, my fervent hope is that more and more people will open their eyes, contemplate realty (both the temporary of this world and the eternal of the spiritual beyond this one single lifetime) and resolve to make a change for the better. Namaste.
HOWARD BECKMAN 11/8/2012