Sunday, August 3, 2014

Athens Documentary

The bustling metropolis of Athens is Europe's oldest city, and a centre of great antiquity. But alongside ancient ruins is a modern community where chaos and calm co-exist. Barry explores this vibrant city at street level, discovering the real Athens as lived by its locals, in its marketplaces and working-class eateries. Barry gets a taste of more than food, discovering many of Athens' institutions including its oldest distillery, learning the art of worry beads, the barracks of the Presidential Guard and meeting a world-famous poet & sandal maker to the stars!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Lada Duncheva explains Jupiter in Leo

Jupiter in Leo

Lucky Jupiter is moving into entertaining Leo on July 16, where it will stay for an entire year. Jupiter will take all of Leo's favorite things -- like love, parties, children, entertainment and sports -- and make them even better! Jupiter may also expand Leo's love of self, so there could be some clashes of ego and hints of arrogance... But for the most part, Jupiter in Leo will help enhance honesty, enthusiasm and reliability. On July 18, Venus will also make a move -- this time into home-loving Cancer -- where it will stay until mid-August. These next few weeks will be perfect for family get-together's and small, intimate parties.

Then, Mercury forms a peaceful alignment with Neptune on July 19, inspiring sympathy and kindness. However, the Sun and Mars will also clash on the 19th as they form a square in sky, which could unsettle the dreamy mood. You'll push hard to get your way, without any regard to tact -- and everyone else will do the same. This could be emotionally challenging, but at least it will help clear the air of tensions.

On July 16, the planet Jupiter moves out of the watery realm of Cancer and ignites in fiery Leo.  In traditional astrology, Jupiter is considered the ‘great benefic’, and is known to bestow luck upon those he favors.  In modern astrology, Jupiter is the planet of expansion, inspiration, and our need to believe in something so that the future is viewed with optimism, meaning, and potential — granting vision and hope to everyday life.
The sign Jupiter is in describes how he will operate.  In many ways, it’s his ‘cosmic mission’ statement of the year (Jupiter stays in a sign for approximately 1 year).  In Leo, Jupiter is concerned with self-expansion, self-expression, and personal uniqueness.  In essence, Jupiter in Leo provides us with an opportunity to creatively craft our future and move forward along our individual journey with inner authenticity and inner meaning.  Rather than having faith in the outer world (which usually leads to disappointment), we develop faith in ourselves and the vision to pursue our god given potential.
Sounds good, doesn’t it?  Well, there is even better news! Jupiter in Leo does not just influence the sign of Leo, it influences everyone.  In every single chart the sign of Leo will be connected to one of our astrological houses.  The sign tells us about Jupiter’s mission statement, but the house tells us where this will likely occur. con't

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gypsy Sounds of Thrace

History of Crete

Giagia and the IPHONE lol

INKA powerful message from Crete

The commercial is for INKA, a chain of local grocery stores in Hania that support locally grown produce and products. Created by a talented group of folks at the production company Indigoview, the spot features a scene from World War II and the German occupation and a family listening to a radio report announcing the German invasion of the island encouraging resistance.
At the end of the ad, when German-speaking invaders are at the family’s door, the supertitles state:
“Back then, we resisted.”
“Today, the enemy has changed shape.”
“INKA encourages that we select local products from local businesses”
“We give our children work.”
“INKA, we prefer local products.”

Pekse file to Santouri - Boskopoulos

Στέλλα Χασκίλ - Η φοβερή η ζήλεια σου

Ligeri Thrakiotissa - Xronis Aidonidis


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cardinal Grand Cross 2014

What does Cardinal mean ?

Change.  Change, Change & More Change !!!

I know, I know, many of you are tired of hearing this word over and over again… because it seems like CHANGE has been the only constant in recent years.   From the time Pluto first ventured into Capricorn in 2008, Uranus entered Aries in 2010, the Cardinal T-Square of Saturn-Uranus-Pluto in 2010 and the continual squaring of Uranus-Pluto from 2010 to 2016 (watch this great video for an overview) … change is all around us and through us.
I even did a trusty google-thesaurus search to find another word for CHANGE… it kinda sums up the energy of this time…. shift, revolution, transformation, transition, metamorphosis, reconstruction, remodelling & transmutation to name just a few.
Whilst the Cardinal Grand Cross reaches it’s peak in April 2014, the 4 planets PLUTO-JUPITER-MARS-URANUS have been getting into position over the last few months and after the April peak will continue to ripple their effects through us until June/July of this year… and most probably for the years to come.  So what’s in store you may ask ?
So what’s in Store ?
The OPPOSITION of Pluto-Jupiter & Uranus-Mars combined with the respective SQUARING of these planets… is creating a dynamic situation of intensity, conflict and inner-outer tension… compelling us to look deeply within and consider our own moral, ethical & humanitarian values AND how these values may OPPOSE or CONFLICT with what we see playing out on the world stage.
Pluto in Capricorn is about inspiring major transformations in the heirarchial structures of governments, corporations & all those in places of power.  With Pluto SQUARING Uranus in Aries we are feeling an intense desire to rebel, revolt and not sit back and take it anymore.  We are so dissatisfied with the lies, deceit and propaganda, we just want to jump ship and start a new… planet Mars anyone ?… I am sure Uranus in Aries could make this happen ?  Yet at the same time, we know from a higher consciousness that running away is futile, as we need to work pro-actively to dismantle & tear-down and then rebuild, restructure and transform from the ground up.
The OPPOSITION of Pluto in Capricorn with Jupiter in Cancer is challenging our values as a humanity, as a global humanity of citizens here to be caretakers of our Earth for future generations.  In the last 150 years our world population has escalated from 1 billion to 7 billion, we now use our natural resources at a 30% greater rate than is sustainable, 55,000 species on planet Earth become extinct each year, every 3.6 seconds a person dies of starvation, yet in developed countries up to 35% of the adult population are obese.  Earth is our ‘home’ and all Earthlings are our family, then why do we trash our home and allow some members of our family to starve.  Where are our collective values and why are only some of us actively pursuing kindness, morality and equality ?
The OPPOSITION of Jupiter & Pluto is bringing conflict to our old structures of what makes a family.  We feel compelled to break down the borders and evolve into a unified, yet diversified tribe.  What gives the right for politicians to prevent people from seeking asylum as they escape persecution due to their religion, beliefs, political options or the colour of their skin.  What gives our governments or church leaders the right to determine what is a ‘family’.  Family is a personal choice (and has nothing to do with gender), family is community (the importance of having a collective voice), family in National (what are our countries values and how do we complement other Nations) and family Global (we are all ONE0.  How can we LOVE one another,  honour our diversity and in so doing live together in Harmony, Prosperity for all & Unity ?
Adding to this eclectic mix of Cardinal Grand Cross energy is the OPPOSITION of Uranus with Mars.   Mars in Libra is about action, fighting for justice, truth, transparency and equality in our lives.   And as noted above, Uranus in Aries is the stubborn freedom fighting revolutionary who has unorthodox ways of making things happen.  We want truth & transparency… and yet we have ‘ways of making you speak’ (that is a Maxwell Smart quote.. LOL).
As Mars in Libra SQUARES both Pluto & Jupiter, we are being pulled between forcing the truth to come to light in all facets of the structures of this world, be it politics, the church, corporations & the like.  At the same time, we are being pulled to emotionally embrace these structures and try and find a sense of justice in equality that can take us forward into the future.  Is this possible, can the current world structure actually support morality, ethics and self-responsibility.  Of what the heck, lets just rip is all apart Uranus in Aries says and start again !
A most unpredictable aspect of the Mars OPPOSITION & SQUARES with this Cardinal Grand Cross, is that Mars will be travelling retrograde during the peak of this Cardinal Grand Cross in April 2014. Note: Mars moved retrograde at the beginning of March 2014 and will move direct again in the 3rd week of May 2014.
As I mentioned in Section 2, when Mars is retrograde, this ‘action oriented’ planets energy lacks vitality as the energy is inverted inward.  It can at times feel as if you are paddling upstream, with endless delays, roadblocks, setbacks and detours dotting your path.   It is a possibility with Mars retro, that peoples frustrations of not being able to create change, of being so fed up with lies & deceit and feeling powerless as a result could create internalised anger, bitterness & resentment.   For some, this could be like a pressure-cooking building in intensity and set to explode in any moment.   Whilst I don’t like to project or give energy to the shadow side, there does remain the possibility of warfare, explosions and ‘do-or-die’ mentality playing out at the drop of a hat.