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It seems as if everywhere you go someone is talking about being “green,” but what exactly does being green mean? And why should we do it? Most importantly, how far do we need to go to make an impact?
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
In its simplest definition, being green means taking into account the Earth’s health when making choices about how you live your life. This means considering the ecosystems that support all inhabitants of the planet. In the big picture, being green means making choices based on the impact they will have on our water, land and air resources.
Humans take a large toll on all three of these critical resources – every product that we purchase involves taking resources from the Earth. Take a look at a simple organic apple. Feels pretty virtuous, right? It absolutely is, but keep in mind the requirements of bringing that apple to your table:
1. Energy: the farmer relies on vehicles and machinery that run on electricity to grow and harvest the apple, and the apple must travel in a vehicle to reach your home
2. Water: the farmer must use water to irrigate his fields
3. Air: the farmer’s vehicles and all transport vehicles involved emit carbon dioxide
So you see, even for a very simple, good fruit, we rely on the Earth’s resources. Many more resources are required and drained when producing a non-organic apple, and even more when creating the thousands of products that we rely on each day.
THE GREEN SCALE
Going green can be as complicated or as simple as you want it to be – it all depends on the depth of your commitment to the principles behind the movement. Regardless of where you fall on the “Green Scale” of commitment, you can still make an impact in an everyday way.
The Hard-Core Greenie
This type of person makes every decision based on having zero negative impact on the Earth. Additionally, they frequently seek to make decisions that have a positive impact on the Earth. This Greenie tends to make decisions that may have a negative impact on their lives in exchange for the positive impact he believes he is making on the World.
The Moderate Greenie
This person tries to make green decisions, but sometimes must sacrifice her goal to be green for comfort, convenience, cost or effectiveness. Comfortable in the middle-ground, this kind of greenie weighs the cost-benefit ratio of her own desires with environmentally-sound concepts.
The Light Greenie
This type of person means well, and is indeed making a positive impact on the Earth, but the fact is that there are a lot of other priorities in her life, and so she doesn’t always make decisions based solely on how green they are, and tends to forget that she even has green choices.
10 SIMPLE STEPS FOR ALL GREENIES
Which type of Greenie are you? Regardless of your level of involvement in the movement, it is important to remember that even the smallest steps make an impact on the green movement, and everyone can always add just one or two more things to his list of green choices and move up the spectrum depending on life circumstances at any moment in time.
Here are some simple steps that every Greenie can take to move up the spectrum and ultimately make a greater impact on the green movement:
1. Buy direct from farmers, co-ops and free-trade distributors
2. Eat minimally-processed food
3. Stick with organic and/or sustainably-grown foods and textiles whenever possible
4. Reuse any materials that you can before you buy new ones
5. Recycle paper, glass and plastics
6. Do not dispose of toxic waste (e.g. batteries, cell phones, computer electronics, light bulbs, paint, etc.) in the trash can
7. Take public transportation, carpool, walk, or ride your bike instead of driving alone in a car
8. Lower the heat in winter and raise the temperature in the summer; install fans to help better circulate the air rather than using energy to heat/cool it
9. Lower the temperature on your water heater
10. Buy only Energy Star appliances
No matter how hard-core you are, we still all make an impact on the Earth just by living in it. This is called our “Ecological Footprint.” If you are curious about the impact you make on the Earth, take the Ecological Footprint Quiz and compare yourself to others in the U.S. and worldwide. http://www.earthday.net/footprint/index.asp
Effects of Birth Number 1
The Birth Number is the sum of the numbers added. For instance if you are born on the 3rd, your Birth Number is 3 and if you are born on the 21st,
again it is 3. (2+1 = 3) .
Here we give the effects of being born under different Birth Numbers.
Birth Number One
The Number One has tremendous significance. One is the first digit and is the base of all digits. This Primal Number represents the Sun the head of our solar system. Solar energy is the basis of all energy. Similarly the base of all digits is One.
Those born on 1 10 19 & 28 are having 1 as their birth number. The One people wherever they are or wherever they be posited will attract attention. They become leaders wherever they go. Their individual power is such that they merit attention.Excellent behaviour and diplomacy they posess in no uncertain degree.
They will be enamoured of the mundane pleasures of life. They will do anything & spend anything to enjoy the earthly pleasures. They love to be leaders wherever they go. Leadership will come to them naturally as they possess excellent leadership qualities.
They do not bow before anybody nor do they stoop low. They are blunt and tell everything cut and dry. Enemies increase as a result. Their liberality sincerity & loyalty to the cause makes even enemies admire them. They do not jump to anything but begin things with tremendous aforethought. They do not retreat
without achieving the necessary success.
As they are endowed with applied intelligence they imbibe occult scientific knowledge. They are artistic and hence exel in all the arts.
The abovementioned positive qualities are manifest only in those born in the solar zodiacal sign of Leo (From 21 July to 20 August) & in the exalted sign of Aries (21 March to 20 April) where the Sun achieves exalatation.Those born in the sign of Libra (21 Sep to 20 October) possess these qualities only in a restricted measure. Incidentally Libra is the sign where the Sun achieves debilitation. And in those born in the other solar months these qualities will be found in optimum measure.
2 3 & 9 are highly compatible. 5 is comaptible marginally. 6 & 8 are incompatible.
Lucky Days of the Week
Sunday & Monday are auspicious. Tuesday & Thurs day are also good. Wednesday will not harm. But Friday & Saturday are to be avoided for all activities.
Women with One as their Number will have masculine qualities. Feminine qualities will be less predominant. They are appreciators of Love & Beauty. They are unforgiving. They fight against injustice.They have expertise in house management.Husbands have to be under them.Children will be taught obedience.They will
take the lead in social activities. They will become leaders in society.
It is possible to fall in love at an early age. They will be loved instead of taking the initiative to love others. Even then they will enter matrimony only at a late age.If they get married early they may lack marital harmony and wedlock bliss.
They will be majestic in appearance. They may have blood pressure.You have to be careful regarding health. Green leafy vegetables should be incorporated in diet. Honey should be taken in small quantities.
They may not shine in business. Even if you become an industrialist you may not achieve high degree of success. If you have governmental support you may be successful.Agriculture job in private companies or government job is suitable to you. As you are a jack of all trades you will be prosperous in whatever
profession you embrace.You will shine in politics as Sun represents politics. If you are employed you will achieve promotion suddenly. You will have the congratulations of superiors and the respect of juniors.If you are treated unjustly by your superiors you will not hesitate to resign the job and walk out. And you will get better employment than the previous one. The medical or the engineering profession will make them shine like the monarch of the sky.
1 10 19 & 2 11 20 29. If these days coincide with Sunday or Monday high auspiciousness decreed.
The Sun is represented by Ruby.
Numerology & Astro-Gemology
Scientific Research done – The Seven Rays Theory
The seven primary colours of the spectrum and the two secondary colours correspond to the nine revolving heavens.(VIBGYOR & infra-
red and ultra-violet ).
The nine colours are understood to be the cosmic matrix and the very essence of the nine planets and it is through these colours that the planets radiate their energy and influence. When the visible colored lights are measured infra-red exhibits the longest wave length and ultra-violet the shortest. The wavelength
of colored light emanating from the planets are found to match those radiating from each planet’s corresponding gemstone(s). Researches show that the wavelength of light emanating from the Sun is identical to the wavelength of light emanating from Ruby – Red.
Among all the elements in nature gemstones constitute the most condensed form of concentrated color. Gems therefore provide an inexhaustible source of cosmic color rays.
Here we give the Cosmic Colour and the Gem corresponding to the Nine revolving heavens.
( The term ‘planet’ used in Sidereal Astrology refers to celestial bodies or mathematical points. A star(Sun) the two mathematical points where orbits of the Sun (Earth-in-reflex) and the Moon intersect – viz the North and South Nodes of the Moon – ( Rahu & Ketu ) are referred as planets.)
No Colour Planet Gemstone Element Chakra
1 Red Sun Ruby Fire Manipura
2 Orange Moon Pearl Water Swadhistana
3 Light Blue Jupiter Yellow Sapphire Ether Vishuddhi
4 Ultra-Violet Rahu Hessonite Air Anahata
5 Green Mercury Emerald Earth Sahasrara
6 Indigo Venus Diamond Water Ajna
7 Infra-red Ketu Cat’s Eye Fire Muladhara
8 Violet Saturn Blue Sapphire Air Anahata
9 Yellow Mars Coral Fire Muladhara
In the Kurma Purana Chapter 43 verses 1 and 2 it is stated that omnpiresent are the rays that compose His body and illumine the
illimitable worlds of this Universe. Amongst them seven are the best as they from the original cores of the seven planets. From this
we can ascertain that these seven rays are supreme among all the rays which form the Universe. These rays emanating from the Supreme
carry out the functions of creation maintenance and destruction in conformity with Divine Will and the movements of eternal Time. The-
refore all things are composed of the seven rays and their inherent radiating energies. All sounds and forms in this material Universe
can be said to originate within the seven rays.Through a clear glass equilateral prism you can view the world & you will find that every-
thing is permeated by the seven rays.
The five elements of earth – water – fire -air and ether are also condensations of these same cosmic colors.
Cosmic Green condensed is the Earth Principle
As Ether is the densification of Cosmic Blue !
Water Element is the condensation of Cosmic Indigo
Air Principle is Cosmic Violet densified
Cosmic Yellow condensed is the Fire Principle !
The five subtle essences corresponding to the Five Great Elements have their individual colors as well;sight is due to the vibration
of the red cosmic ray – smell is due to green -the sense of touch is within the violet colour – sound vibration is blue & taste
sensation is orange. The sense organs utilized to experience the five senses are also colored by these same individual rays. If one
looks through a prism the eyes will show the red color -the nose green – skin violet – tongue orange & the ear holes will exhibit
blue cosmic colors when viewed in this way. The human organism is composed of cells that form groups & are the building blocks of
the body. The cells themselves are composed of the seven rays and these must be in balance to maintain them in a healthy condition.
Furthur researches in Gemology has discovered that gems increase the transmission of Cosmic Colours radiated by the planets which is absorbed by our etheric or astral body thus satiating “Colour Hunger ” and eliminating disease. This is the rationale of Gem Therapy.
Normally the gem correpsonding to one’s Birth Number is to be worn on a Shukla Paksha Sunday in a state of physical &
mental purity to enhance fortune and combat disease. But this should be confirmed by checking with a bonafide side-
eral astrologer & Gemologist.
In your sartorial habits you should select the colours which correspond to your Birth Number. White has been
prescibed for you.
In order to tone up your system and to impart strength these colours will be highly beneficial. If you live in
the rooms painted with such colours your stay will be highly satisfactory. You will get good sleep rest and in the morning you
will have enthusiasm and a euphoric mood. If you think that these colours cannot be fitted on to your dress you can fit it in your
kerchief or tie.
That there is an interrelationship between Numbers and Music has been established by the astrological savants. You
should select the music which corresponds to your Birth Number.It will impart inspiration & strength. It becomes active in the brain
As your Birth Number is One spiritual classical Music has been prescribed for you.The Sun is Atmakaraka or significator of the
soul. Hence spiritual music. It will give bliss & inspiration.
East is the direction of the Sun. As your Birth Number is One only after moving eastwards four feet should you go
anywhere. When you plan important things or when you start some new venture or when you take any decision high auspiciousness will
be achieved if you do it facing the east. In your study room & in your office you should turn the table so that it faces the east.In
order to increase intelligence and to solve the problems of Life you will find this method highly effective.
Lord Siva is the Diety of the Sun ( Arka Shabhu). Worshipping Him on Sundays will give prosperity and will destroy
obstacles. Sunday is the day of the Sun (from the Latin dies Sol & Sanskrit Ravivar).
Japa Kusuma Sankasham
This sloka if recited 108 times daily can confer
longevity & fortune. This is the moola sloka of the Sun.
Prominent Persons born under One
Alexander the Great Annie Besant V V Giri
The Ninefold Intelligence Theory
Intra personal intelligence which adorns poets & philosophers is imparted by Jupiter.
Inter personal intelligence which graces politicians & businessmen is bestowed by Saturn and Sun
Musical and Spatial intelligence ( musicians ) is imparted by Venus
Bodily Kinnaesthetic intelligence ( sportsmen) is imparted by Mars
Arithmetic &logical intelligence (programmers) is imparted by Mercury
Naturalistic intelligence (beauticians) is imparted by Moon
Linguistic intelligence (writers) is imparted by Jupiter
Existential intelligence which is the prerogative of the Divine is represented by Jupiter.
As your Birth Number is ruled by the Sun you will be gifted with a high degree of inter personal intelligence which can be used in
business and politics.
Integral Birth Number – 10
Your integral birth number is 10 and these are the effects of being born under the number 10.
You get along fine with anybody. You enchant even those who are against you politically. You are an adept at
concealing secrets from others. You become famous automatically. You are always contented and enthusiastic.
Integral Birth Number – 19
Your integral birth number is 19 and these are the effects of being born under the number 19.
You are capable of concealing great secrets. Even though you look innocous you are capable of doing great things
which are difficult easily.You do not broadcast your ideas in public.You are unforgiving by nature. You are capable of betrayinganyone. Others should be careful while dealing with you. You are too knowledgeable & do not attack anyone. At the same time you do not give in easily to opposition.You are much admired.You are more likely to marry a beautiful partner irrespective of the opposition.
Integral Birth Number – 28
Your integral birth number is 28 and these are the effects of being born under the number 28.
Very attractive you will be and gentle in behaviour. You take special care not to hurt others. You will be
liberal in outlook and in practice. You are likely to be cheated as you trust everyone.If you come across some adverse circumstances you take relief blaming it on Fate. You will lead a contented life.