The Zodiac Signs

When I heard about the Zodiac Signs, I wondered what is this? First of all, what is the meaning of the Zodiac Signs? So as per the internet, “it is a belt of the heavens within about 8° either side of the ecliptic, including all apparent positions of the sun, moon, and most familiar planets. It is divided into twelve equal divisions or signs (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces)”. So basically, the Zodiac means circle or cycle or round or merry-go-round which is divided into twelve equal signs.

So when I was in school, and I came across these Zodiac Signs, the first thing that came in my mind was, who will remember these names now? Because at that time, I was already learning the names of Indian months. And believe me, It’s still difficult for me to remember the names and also its spelling. And my next question which is always the same for everything, i.e. who invented these signs?

As when I grew up, I saw that many actually follow their signs. Like, they will check in the newspaper about their today’s horoscope and act accordingly the whole day. This annoys me alot. I am not against reading fortune or astrology. But stop disgracing others. If the fortune says, stay away from people whose names start from “d” (for example), People actually followed that. Whole day they will ignore friends/ relatives, even their family members whose names started from “d”. This might have given you good luck, but you ended up losing someone. So is that good luck to you?

I always wonder, what’s there in these Zodiac Signs? Why does it have an effect in our lives? Like in India we say “Shani bhaari hai, Raahu – ketu ke prabhaav hai, etc”. Does this really affect our life? Or does it affect our “mind” and hence our life? Well, this will be a big debate.

When Instagram started ruling, I came across this handle. Well, my Zodiac Sign is Virgo. To be more precise, August Virgo. Because, this handle distinguishes August Virgo and September Virgo. According to this handle, August Virgo acts differently and September Virgo acts differently. September Virgo are more dangerous than August Virgo. So I started following. Following this handle, not the sign. Some facts were so true that actually made me to like it, share it and comment on it. One such fact is “Virgos are introverts, But when you know them you will wonder, why she / he doesn’t stop talking”. Well, very true.  

But wait, is this behaviour just because I am Virgo or because I chose to be like this? If this is because of Virgo, then I can’t change myself. Virgo has to change in order to change me. But If this is because of me, then I should not change. Because who cares, if I change. Still a big question to point at Virgo sign. I am perplexed.

I usually don’t open up until I know the person. Once I start knowing them, Then I show all my different faces. In Hindi it is, “mere alag-alag roop”. 

Mere Alag-Alag Roop

Since, I don’t earn now and hence I do some timepass research. So I searched who is the enemy of Virgo? So google said, “Virgo enemy signs include Sagittarius, Aries, and Gemini. These signs do not get along with Virgo”.  Ha ha!. I am married to Gemini, and that too love marriage. Yes, we do fight but we are not enemies at all.  And again, Ha ha ha Ho Ho Ho! My daughter is Aries. She has no choice when she says that she wants to eat different food and I denied it. Poor girl, eats whatever I make.

Well, wait, Should I worry? That means father-daughter will plan a big plot against me? Oh No!! Then I should run. Anyways, again as per internet, Virgo is the second sign who runs from situations, when things don’t go as per their plan. But who cares?

Since I have lots of time to waste on googling about Virgo, Hence what color is Virgo attracted to? The colours that appeal best to a Virgo are pastels and pale shades such as peach and mauve to light blue and light pink. Apart from these, earthy colours like grey, dull brown, and all shades of brown appeal to them. — Wait… what ?? pale shades, peach, light pink, grey, dull brown??? Seriously ??? I hate these colours.. Now the question arises, Am I really a Virgo??

Following your signs is not an issue. Issue is when you create an issue out of it. Read, understand and leave the content aside. It’s the people who are good or bad to you, not their sign. Like I said, My husband is Gemini and my daughter is Aries, does this mean that they are enemies to me? No.. not at all. Even people sharing the same birth date have opposite personalities. So, just read your horoscope, take a few points seriously, and be alert. Anyways, you have to be alert every day, every minute, even if the horoscope says, “Good news ahead”.

Hope you like reading my post. Do like and comment. Pingbacks will be appreciated. Be alert, be safe.. Thanks a lot.

Like Or Comment And How?

Hello my Fabulous reader. Happy Reading to you all. I am addicted to social media. Sometimes I wonder, what will be my life if I start uninstalling all my social media apps. I like to spend time on social media a lot. Sometimes for fun and sometimes to learn something. I am fond of synonyms and like to use it wherever applicable. I have even written one post on it. Do check it out. “English- The supreme Being“. Do not want to lie to you, I even see some rubbish videos. Some people have lots of time creating and editing. But what is amusing is that they have lots of guts to upload the same on social media. And yes, they get more likes and comments. Though all comments are slang, this is what they want. Attention and publicity. Netizens don’t understand that the more likes and comments, the more powerful the post will be and will flash every time on the first screen, urging more people to interact with that post.

When only Facebook was ruling, that time In India (I don’t know about other countries), there were several posts of undernutrition sick kids, with the message saying it needs 50k or 1 lac likes to save this kid. Sometimes they even said to write “prayers” in the comment section or something like this to save the kid. Yes, the post used to get that many likes and comments. As I mentioned earlier, the more likes and comments, the more powerful the post will be. and hence the revenue. Yes, people earn through this. But there was no proof, whether the post was genuine or not. Hence, there were many articles urging people not to like and comment. Well, I don’t have that article right now, because it’s too old.

To avoid this, funding came into picture. People took maximum use of this. and even succeed. and then came this lady. Click here to see what she did. She became very popular when caught. Such incidents make people stop helping others.

Still there are many post of soldiers or god’s, saying that a nude girl will get like, but a soldier will never get like. So I stalk this guy to check how much he follows his own rule. Laughter, his posts were full of nude girls. Such people create nudity and wants to educate people. Not only that, people follow dead people. I never understood this logic, how can you follow the person, when you know that he is already dead. There are many celebrities like this who are no more but their followers increased after their death. The celebrities or the family are not the ones who upload the pics in their social media account. It’s their PR team. And once the celebrity is gone, why will the PR team be with them?

Yes I do comment sometimes. Not on such content. But on the content who gives incomplete or false information. Recently, there was one ad on Facebook, regarding a newly launched high-rise building. The project is near my area and hence I know the area very well. The project said, “Sea view facing”. I commented, “It’s not at all sea view. It’s a creek view and this is Mumbai, not Maldives. So there is a difference between creek and sea view”. To my surprise, I got a few likes and also a few funny replies to that comment. In another incident, I was shocked to see one of the reputed companies, who projected lavassa as Italy. Lavassa is actually a failed city in pune and people go there for a one day trip. And yes, there is no Italy feeling in that city at all. Absolutely nothing. Obviously, I commented requesting them not to spread false information. But a few days later, they uploaded one video, where they literally showed us what to steal from a hotel room and what not. Like you can steal toothbrushes and all but not iron. Really?? Is it?? We did not know this. So unfollow and live a peaceful life.

So basically, You can’t ignore the post. The post is portraited in such a way that you will comment on it or like it. Some netizens did on that undernutrition fake post, I did on this incomplete information post. It’s like Love it or hate it, but you can’t ignore it.

Social media is vast. Yes, I do portrait my life in that. You can say it, “Attention”. I do it for that and also, this is my time-pass. I follow some useless handles, I follow some valuable handles too. I had posted rubbish content, I had posted some valuable information too. I did show off, I showed my real life too. I stalk, I have blocked a few known people from stalking me.

In the end, I will just say a simple thing: be active on social media, but be alert. Keep your notification on. and don’t ignore them at all. Be safe. Click on likes, Comment on proper post / friend’s post only. & Please don’t click on unknown links.

Thanks a lot readers for taking your time and reading this post. Also, have a look at my social media post. “Life at social media

Without You I am Nothing, My Guru. 

Hello my readers! Today, 13 July 2022, India is celebrating its Indian Teachers Day. This Teachers Day not only includes Teachers, but also our elders, in fact everyone. This Teacher’s Day is called “Guru Purnima”. That means whoever he or she is, that person is Guru (Teacher) to me, if he or she has taught something to me. “Guru” means “teacher or expert” and “Purnima” means “night and day of full moon day”. This Guru Purnima is celebrated on the full moon day of “Ashadha” (Indian calendar month, usually first month of monsoon season i.e. usually June / July) month.

After a long time, I am writing a post on Guru Purnima. I want to thank all my elders, teachers, my gurus, my God, my youngsters, my friends and also you (my reader) for guiding and supporting me throughout. Without you, I am nothing. Right from teaching me how to talk and walk till opening the right door for me, you were always there. Whenever I am completely flummoxed, I think about you, and think what would be the guidance or solution to this. You have taught me so well that thinking about you itself gives me the right path. I’m diminutive compared to you.

Sadyojat Shankara, Chritrapur Math
H.H. Shrimat Sadyojat Shankarashram Swamiji

A very big shout to all my elders, teachers, gurus, my god, youngsters, my friends, my readers, and not to forget my so-called enemies. Enemies, because even they have taught me to be alert, to be sharp enough, to be strong. So big big big thanks to all of you. Happy Guru Purnima. 

Without you, I am nothing, my Gurus.