I just got back from traveling in Guatemala, Central America. Traveling is an incredible experience in being open and heart expansion. Since I couldn't take you all with me, this video below gives me the same feeling as if I was traveling through Latin America. Maybe you can travel as you watch Calle 13 on youtube and feel the warmth of the Southern part of the earth.
Caine Monroy is a 9-year-old boy in Los Angeles who, like many other children, loves arcade games. For some kids, that love prompts frequent trips to Chuck E. Cheese's or any other place stocked with the beeping and whirring of arcade games. But Caine is a bit more industrious than other boys and girls.
Using a vacant space in his dad's auto parts store and some of the larger empty boxes his dad's business accumulates, Caine constructed his own arcade, complete with a claw machine, tickets, and prizes. Two turns on the games costs $1, or, for $2, you can get a Fun Pass, which gives you 500 turns.
Though graduated pricing strategy seems to not be Caine's strong suit, his tiny arcade remains an inspiring accomplishment. So much so that filmmaker Nirvan Mullick decided he wanted to cover Caine while simultaneously giving the arcade owner the most profitable day of its life. Watch the mini documentary below to meet Caine, see his games, and see what happens when a Mullick-led flash mob unexpectedly floods the cardboard arcade one sunny afternoon.
“With the Libra Full Moon falling on the weekend of both Passover and Easter, the spiritual importance of this full Moon is emphasized. All full Moons highlight our relationships, and the Aries/Libra full Moon is the archetypal relationship full Moon since the two signs energize self (Aries) and other (Libra).”
“This first full Moon of the year shows us the emotional issues we face as we relate to each other. Since it is also a super moon – closest to the Earth – it will exert a stronger influence on both the ocean’s tides and our inner tides.” “This is the full Moon to be conscious of ‘all our relations’ in our dealings. And a good place to start is to examine how you act towards others.”
“…Uranus in Aries is charging us with the cosmic energy to do our part in creating a better future; Saturn in Libra is pressuring us to stand up for justice for and between all people.”
“We must stretch ourselves and become more than we’ve been before if we want to make the most of this potent full Moon time. What we learn about ourselves now will affect how we handle the rest of this year’s powerful energies….”
“Too much self or too much other creates imbalance. Oppositions are not meant to break apart. They are meant to complement each other. Libra’s symbol is a scale which must be filled on both sides to create balance.”
“Each partner must state his/her needs and desires and then be willing to negotiate a middle way that can satisfy both. Each person has an Aries side and a Libran side. The balance makes the difference.”Mars and Mercury going direct: Action and Communication:
“The energies of late March and early April have been frustrating, to say the least…So take a deep breath and get ready to move forward again because Mars will be turning around on Friday the 13th, the week after the Libra full Moon….use the remaining time it’s retrograde to question your motives before you act.” “You can see Mars shining red in the evening sky. It’s close to the Earth now that it’s retrograde. Go take a look!”
“…We all have many different aspects to our personality and if we’re going to function well in the world, we need to integrate these parts so they can work together towards common life goals. And when we learn to work with the gifts we have inside ourselves, we’ll be better able to work with others.” “Our ability to work in groups without losing our focus and identity will become even more important in the coming years.” “…There is a lot of tension during this full Moon due to a mutable grand cross…The issue is how to use our energy without scattering or draining it.”
“There are karmic lessons to be learned about our ability to concentrate, to make decisions, to initiate positive changes and to stand up for ourselves rather than give in to external pressure…. to release old perspectives and old ways to categorize our experiences.” …Love is demanding that we begin to see the world from a new perspective. Venus will also go retrograde in mid-May, asking us to re-evaluate what’s of value to us.
“The Libra Full Moon on April 6 is the first of five SuperMoons in 2012. A SuperMoon occurs when the Moon is at both perigee—orbiting point closest to Earth and syzygy— in line with the Sun and the Earth.”
“This greatly intensifies the gravitational pull on the tides, tectonic plates and human life. For instance, humans are made of sixty percent water. This gives the Moon tremendous influence over our body, emotions and consciousness.”
“…The Sun in Aries rule by Mars is the energy of independence, individuality and assertiveness. The Moon in Libra ruled by Venus is the energy of co-operation, supportive alliances, and the benefit in creating win/win solutions to our problems."
♠ Where do you need to be fearless? ♠ Where do you need to join forces? ♠ Where can you create a win/win solution to a pressing problem?
''…The big three, Pluto in Capricorn, Neptune in Pisces and Uranus in Aries are reshaping the new energetic status quo. They are the driving forces in our energetic zodiac. Uranus in Aries is giving the power back to the people. The grassroots are now shaping our ideals and ideas. Those in power will only be successful if they work with the people….”
"We want to be awake and aware. Do not be fooled by romantic illusion and/or financial fantasy. Neptune creates our highest ideals that are best internalized and used in our work and creativity. However, most humans project their Neptune out onto other people and situations. This leads to delusion and confusion. Be aware that Neptune can also represent the liar, thief and betrayer."
“Neptune creates the emotional roller coaster ride…We are going to make millions on this new business idea for instance. Down the road, you discover s/he makes promises to many people and does not keep their word. The remedy to Neptune’s disappointment is to see people for who they are and not who we want them to be. If you are feeling lost or confused by someone, an opportunity and/or a situation ask yourself:”
♠ What is s/he offering you?
♠ What do you know to be true?
♠ What have you been avoiding?
♠ What does your intuition tell you—your “gut instinct”?
♠ Are their any red flags? ”
….Neptune is washing away the past. Neptune is flooding us with the LOVE/LIGHT Goddess energy. Neptune is empowering us to move from war to peace. Neptune is guiding us to our Ascension and Full Consciousness.”“Transformative Pluto turns retrograde April 10—Sept 18. Pluto operates in the shadows in the unconscious. We are not always aware of his activity. Pluto retrograde gives us the opportunity to recognize and confront the shadow within—our fear, darkness and to transform it.”
“Pluto represents power. How we get power. Own power and give our power away. We want to own our power—our authority. In other words, do not bully and do not allow others to bully you.”
“We want to allow others to find their own way and not force our beliefs, ideas or ideals on them. This is our 5D graduation requirement—practicing the Law of Allowing and Acceptance.” “For instance, harmony is not everyone agreeing. Harmony is not everyone living the same lifestyle. We do not have to make other people wrong in order to be right. Right fighting is 3D limited consciousness. Right/wrong is duality. You can be right. I can be right. We can agree to disagree. Harmony is allowing the individual’s inner authority to decide what is right for them.”
“The planets bring a lovely surge of heart-opening energy this week, at long last. With Mercury retrograde since March 12, there’s been no shortage of communication breakdowns and prickly exchanges. On Wednesday, Mercury resumes forward motion, helping us turn the tide of our relationships in a proactive direction. Enough sniping behind each other’s backs or holding in our feelings for fear of rejection. As Mercury sallies forth through soul-baring Pisces, we are meant to talk it out directly…and poetically…”
“Love planet Venus moves into friendly, flirty Gemini on Tuesday…This four-month phase is great for partnerships of all varieties. Friendship is the foundation for all great unions now, but our BFFs could become our SOs if the spark of attraction is there. Creative collaborations are blessed, especially those involving writing, music, film, radio, technology, social media, and any other quick exchanges of information, which is the domain of Gemini.”
“Now, for the highlight of the week: Friday’s full moon in Libra, the sign of committed partnerships. This full moon is the bright culmination of the past six months of amorous efforts…Are we in or are we out?
“The Horoscope of the Full Moon in Libra Aries continues the focus on the need to decide. Libra in its nature prefers pondering and weighing and likes to find a middle ground, Aries in its nature acts before any real decision has been made. Both of them together can find the balance between jumping into action, and postponing the action to a “right” time which never comes. Each of us has decided on something, and now it’s time to implement.”
“The Sun is conjunct Saturn signifying that there will not be any short cuts, and what you build must have a strong foundation, otherwise it will not hold. This full moon just asks us all to be realistic in our expectations, and in our assessment of the resources we have. Many people will experience feelings of lack: lack of supportive relationships, lack of money, and the lack of a common ground between themselves and the world.”
“Aries-Libra always brings up the issues of I vs. us. Us is composed by two or more I. For some reason we are used to defend this I and feel threatened by the Us, as if it takes away something from the I.”
“…Jupiter in Taurus is in opposition to Venus in Scorpio, but both are in a harmonious aspect to Pluto. This configuration will support any long term work that starts now, any solution that will involve some planning, some determination and the knowing that good things take their own time to blossom.”
“This horoscope represents the clash of: I want a quick fix Now, vs. I know that a real solution will take time and effort. Changes seem quick, but the real ones, the changes that last are those that were built over time and effort. Try and reflect on the changes that you experiences especially in relationships to other people: did you change overnight? Did you change over the years? Can you tell the difference?”“…this is a good time to learn to combine quick decisions and actions, within the long term actions and goals.”
“Meditation points to ponder in this full moon:What is my personal way of making decisions?Do I make my own decisions or wait for the “world” to take them for me?What is being a part of “us” mean to me? Can I accept quick changes? Do I have the patience to build those changes over time?”
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