• Top 10 - Here we go again

    16 Feb 2008, 0:38

  • Predeterminism and Me

    28 Ene 2007, 11:02

    I'm a skeptic, I never read my 'stars' or believe my future is remotely predictable by anything other than my own qualities and flaws.

    But sometimes things seem to make sense and I wonder what the trick is - often people will say it's all about being non-specific and general so anybody can fit anything into what is 'predicted'. But that is too simplistic because if you try it with other people it doesn't work on anything except the most 'tabloid' of horoscopes.

    Anyway - here's what the world of predeterminisim has to say about me.


    Your First Name of: Jon
    • Although the name Jon creates the urge to be reliable and responsible, we emphasize that it frustrates you through a scattered and emotional nature.
    • This name, when combined with the last name, can frustrate happiness, contentment, and success, as well as cause health weaknesses in the liver, bloodstream, and through worry and mental tension.
    • As Jon, you have a natural interest in the welfare of your fellow man, and a desire to help and serve others in a humanitarian way.
    • You are responsible and generous, although somewhat scattering and disorganized at times.
    • Any jobs requiring systematic and conscientious effort, or involving any form of drudgery, dismay you.
    • In your work, you would seek a position offering self-expression through contact with people, such as sales or teaching, or a position giving scope to your creative, artistic talents.
    • You are good-natured and likeable, and people tend to confide in you and seek your advice in personal problems.
    • Others sense your sincere interest and desire to help, and you can always be counted on to see the bright side of any problem.


    You were born in the Chinese year of the Dog.


    In the West, the Dog is man's best friend, but in Chinese Astrology this Sign is a little more unpredictable than that. Dogs are loyal, faithful and honest and always stick to their firm codes of ethics. However, this Sign has trouble trusting others. It's generally quite trustworthy itself -- except for the occasional little white lies the Dog tells in order to make things go more smoothly. The Dog makes a wonderful, discreet and loyal friend (despite any white lies) and is an excellent listener. This Sign tends to root for the underdog and its keen sense of right and wrong makes it duty-bound to the core. The Dog's mantra seems to be, Live right, look out for the little people and fight injustice whenever possible.

    Dogs can also be rather dogmatic, too. They don't go in for light social banter; instead, they go straight for home, expostulating on the topics that are most important to them. At these times the Dog's narrow-minded or stubborn side can become apparent; this Sign has trouble staying light and calm when an important issue is at stake. This Sign can also be very temperamental; mood swings characterize its emotional life and often the Dog needs to run off to be alone in order to recuperate. Part of the problem is the result of this Sign's load of irrational fears that turn into niggling anxieties that turn into hurt feelings and occasional grouchiness. This sensitive Sign needs to warm up to others over time and gradually learn to trust them. Without that trust as a foundation, Dogs can be judgmental and coarse.

    The Dog's discerning nature does make it an excellent business person, one who can turn that picky, guarded nature into a keen sense of the truth of another's motives. Where love is concerned, Dogs often have a tough time finding the right match. They can be so anxious and overwrought in the romance dance that they'll stress their partner to the max! In any forum, this Sign is happiest when able to be quite physically active; at home or at work, the Dog will always be constructing something new or cleaning something up in order to make things better. Dogs need to work on controlling their irrational worries and would also be well-served to relax their mile-high standards, which can sometimes wind up alienating the ones they love.

    The most compatible match for a Dog is the Tiger or the Horse.

    Your birth tree is:

    Hazelnut Tree, the Extraordinary

    Charming, undemanding, very understanding, knows how to make an impression, active fighter for social cause, popular, moody and capricious lover, honest and tolerant partner, precise sense of judgement.


    What your first name means:
    HebrewMale, Jehovah has given. Jehovah's gift. Gift from God.

    Your number is: 11

    The characteristics of #11 are: High spiritual plane, intuitive, illumination, idealist, a dreamer.

    The expression or destiny for #11:
    Your Expression number is 11. The number 11 is the first of the master numbers. It is associated with idealistic concepts and rather spiritual issues. Accordingly, it is a number with potentials that are somewhat more difficult to live up to. You have the capacity to be inspirational, and the ability to lead merely by your own example. An inborn inner strength and awareness can make you an excellent teacher, social worker, philosopher, or advisor. No matter what area of work you pursue, you are very aware and sensitive to the highest sense of your environment. Your intuition is very strong; in fact, many psychic people and those involved in occult studies have the number 11 expression. You possess a good mind with keen analytical ability. Because of this you can probably succeed in most lines of work, however, you will do better and be happier outside of the business world. Oddly enough, even here you generally succeed, owing to your often original and unusual approach. Nonetheless, you are more content working with your ideals, rather than dollars and cents.

    The positive aspect of the number 11 expression is an always idealistic attitude. Your thinking is long term, and you are able to grasp the far-reaching effects of actions and plans. You are disappointed by the shortsighted views of many of your contemporaries. You are deeply concerned and supportive of art, music, or of beauty in any form.

    The negative attitudes associated with the number 11 expression include a continuous sense of nervous tension; you may be too sensitive and temperamental. You tend to dream a lot and may be more of a dreamer than a doer. Fantasy and reality sometimes become intermingled and you are sometimes very impractical. You tend to want to spread the illumination of your knowledge to others irrespective of their desire or need.

    Your Soul Urge number is: 5

    A Soul Urge number of 5 means:
    The 5 soul urge or motivation would like to follow a life of freedom, excitement, adventure and unexpected happening. The idea of travel and freedom to roam intrigues you. You are very much the adventurer at heart. Not particularly concerned about your future or about getting ahead, you can seem superficial and unmotivated.

    In a positive sense, the energies of the number 5 make you very adaptable and versatile. You have a natural resourcefulness and enthusiasm that may mark you as a progressive with a good mind and active imagination. You seem to have a natural inclination to be a pace-setter. You are attracted to the unusual and the fast paced.

    You may be overly restless and impatient at times. You may dislike the routine work that you are engaged in, and tend to jump from activity to activity, without ever finishing anything. You may have difficulty with responsibility. You don't want to be tied down to a relationship, and it may be hard to commit to one person.

    Your Inner Dream number is: 6

    An Inner Dream number of 6 means:
    You dream of guiding and fostering the perfect family in the perfect home. You crave the devotion from offspring and a loving spouse. You picture yourself in the center of a successful domestic unit.

    One thing I have noticed when checking mine and my friends names is that the closest match is the name you call yourself and not necessarily the name you are given. For example - I'm Jonathan, but I've never called myself that or had other people call me that - it's always been Jon. And here is where a thought creeps in - if I decided to call myself only Jonathan from now on, would I start to take on the characteristics associated with that name? I'm tempted in a lot of ways to give it a go - next big change in my life I'll think about it.
  • Top 10 - Right Here, Right Now

    7 Ene 2007, 22:34

    Following on from a chat I had with my friend here are my top 10 tracks at the moment (in no particular order) - they'll probably be different tomorrow - or even in 20 minutes, but right now this is a list of the songs that I really enjoy listening to or that mean something to me.

    I'm kinda cheating, because I'm actually listing 20 tracks over two categories, but it's what fits with what I'm liking right now.

    Top 10 'Down Beat' Tracks as of 7th Jan 2007

    These songs kinda remind me of feelings or past relationships or other stuff.

    Top 10 'Up Beat' Tracks as of 7th Jan 2007

    These songs always make me smile and move about unrythmically.

    So that is me done. I reckon I have probably missed a hundred better tunes, but this is just what came to mind right now. Feel free to share what tracks you'd pick!