Video | The Wise Astrologer (Motion Portrait)

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The world is a little brighter because of you. Happy Birthday, Nadiya Shah!
May your new year be as joy-filled and love-filled as it can possibly be.

Yaviz Basalamah

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Full Moon in Leo | Summoning the Love Energy

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 January 24th, 2016 

Full Moon in Leo: Love like you have within you all the love
in the universe (because you do).

Let's talk about the love energy. What does love mean to us? Some people see love as an emotion, a feeling. While others also see it as an energy. According to Deepak Chopra, love includes affection but is more than affection. It associates itself with sexual desire, kindness, compassion, altruism, and mutual regard. And this couldn't be further from the truth. As a universal energy, love encompasses all things and is an eternal energy. It is an indestructible force that lies within every living being and beyond.

However, if it is indeed everlasting and eternal, what does it mean when people say they are out of love? In essence, there is no such thing as falling out of love. But there is such thing as letting our ego gets in the way of love. When ego gets in the way, we get fear instead, which is the opposite of love. This is not the kind of fear that we feel when we encounter something we deem to be frightening, but the kind of fear that can block our vision from what is true in our life. 

Deep within us lies an imperishable well of love energy. And we can always summon this love whenever fear gets in our way. We can invoke this love even when it seems like there's no love left in our life. A love that transcends all time and space. A love that goes beyond the physical plane and material illusions. Be open to this love. Let this love move through us and out into everyone we encounter and everything we touch. We may want to control it, transform it or manipulate it sometimes, but love always bring with it the truth. The truth that love is omnipotent. That it is stronger than hate, more powerful than fear, and is what we are all made of. See love as a breeding ground in which we can find healing and plant new seeds of hope, wisdom and enlightenment.

Happy Full Wolf Moon! The Moon is in Leo opposing the Sun in Aquarius, marking a dramatic and witty Full Moon in the sign of the Lion. As the ruler of 5th House in Astrology, or the House of Romance, Creativity and Leisure, there is always an element of drama when it comes to Leo. More is almost always better to this sign, but it has to be expressed with a touch of class and beauty. 

The name Wolf Moon itself comes from the hungry wolves that howl outside the Indian villages in the deep of winter. Thus, the name for January's Full Moon. Traditionally, it is also called the Old Moon or the Moon After Yule.

With a Full Moon happening in a heart-centered sign, we get to summon all the love that we have in our heart. There is courage in trusting that we can call upon this love whenever and wherever we are. A love that goes beyond all sorrows and insecurities. A love that remains bright in the darkest night of the Soul. 

How can we recognize this love? Where is it really placed within us?

It lies deep in our heart. Beneath our fears and beyond the ego. We can feel this love whenever we remember who we truly are authentically, which is a soul and love embodying a physical body. Even if we don't believe in the concept of soul, we can feel this love whenever we are connected with our true nature, our essence, our truth. There is a sense of unending hope whenever we are at one with love. The feeling of being protected by an imperishable force that is bigger than us. 

With the love planet Venus entering Capricorn joining Mercury Rx and Pluto, this Full Moon can also be a great time to release old, outdated beliefs we have about our career and make changes so that our work can become more meaningful and pleasurable to us. 

The Full Moon is forming a square to Mars in Scorpio, and there can be a sense of restlessness brewing within guiding us to take a leap of faith and evolve beyond our current limitations. How secure are we feeling right now? Know that having the positive energy of faith and optimism can attract into our life more reasons to celebrate. Instead of looking too far ahead, why not celebrate the small victories we have achieved along the way? This doesn't mean that we should rest on our laurels, but to instead see those small victories as stepping stones to bigger and better things.

Discovering our inner drive and finding balance between the material and spiritual can also be possible at this time as we stay open to new insights. Perhaps we have been feeling a little stagnant, and trying to find a way to release bottled up emotions and creative expressions. Understand that our soul is connected to the infinite wisdom of the universe and we let our spirit soar whenever we let our creativity shine bright. 

With the Moon's trine to Saturn and Uranus, the keywords are structure and surprise. What would our life be like without structure? And what would our life be like without elements of surprise? We need both in life because each has their own sacred purpose. Without structure, we couldn't survive. And within structure, creativity comes to life. The ability to transform inspirations into reality requires a certain level of dedication, motivation and structure in order to be successful.

The same goes with surprises. Instead of fearing the unknown, see surprises as gateways to elevate the mind. Whether good or bad, surprises come into our life to remind us of who we truly are. To shake us from the core so that we can see from a new and different perspective. 

The Full Moon in Leo has come to remind us what it would be like if we were fearless. How would it be different if we had no fears? This doesn't mean that we need to be reckless or irresponsible. It means that perhaps it is our time to discourage fears and encourage fearlessness in the hope of living our life more authentically and sharing our light more truthfully.

Yaviz Basalamah

Full Moon in Leo: Oppose the Sun in Aquarius ● Square Mars in Scorpio ●
Trine Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries


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Happy Birthday Nabil!

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Hello bros! First ever selfie with my brothers. ⌒°(❛ᴗ❛)°⌒
From left: Libra, Aquarius, Pisces 

Yaviz Basalamah

Video | Happy Birthday Dibya!

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Happy birthday to my best friend Dibya Sumendap! I hope the new year grants you
all the wishes that you hoped for and all the happiness in the world!
Keep your unique light alive! Picture in the beginning drawn
by Atthaphon Sirikajornkij 。゚✶ฺ.\(*❛‿❛)/.✶゚ฺ。

Yaviz Basalamah


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I like to learn and I like to grow. And sometimes, a pause is all I need
before I can start moving forward again.

Yaviz Basalamah

Photo taken with Laskar at a horse racing field in Tretes on January 9th, 2016

New Moon in Capricorn | Reaffirming Dreams

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 January 10th, 2016 

New Moon in Capricorn: Release. Rebuild. Reaffirm. Do whatever
it takes for you to transform, evolve and move forward.

With new dreams, new hopes and new goals to reach, where should we begin? Vision would be a good place to start. When was the last time we really thought about our vision? The true vision that we have for our life? Why do we want to achieve the goals that we want to achieve? What lies below the surface of our hopes? Perhaps it's about time we thought of new ways to achieve them? Or perhaps we simply have different dreams altogether now? Whatever the case may be, know that our hopes and dreams can reveal to us our innermost desires. And there is a lot that we can learn from our desires. Where do these desires stem from within us? Do they come from an empowered place inside of us where we wish to expand and elevate? Or do they come from a disempowered place where we wish to fulfill someone else's wishes or to fill a hole within our ego?

By understanding the difference between the two we can begin to better comprehend our dreams. By realizing the true purpose behind our dreams we can start taking the necessary steps to achieve them. Sometimes releasing is one of the most important steps we need to take to rebuild a new and more solid foundation within ourself. This can mean releasing old beliefs, old hurts, old grudges, or simply anything that no longer serves our greatest purpose. Releasing is a good way to cleanse the dusty remnants in our soul. To release means that we are ready to let go of old blocks and make way for a new path. And a new path appears when we are ready to redefine our goals and renew our efforts. It's time for us to revitalize our soul by reaffirming our dreams.

Happy New Moon! The Moon is conjoining Pluto, the Sun and Mercury Rx in Capricorn, marking an extra responsible and determined New Moon in the sign of the Mountain Goat. With Mercury now in the retrograde phase, this can be a great time to rethink and restrategize for the year ahead. Finding new ideas to boost our productivity is favoured at this time and we should at least find a new sense of courage to move ahead with our goals. The Moon conjoining transformative Pluto can shed some light on our truest feelings about dreams we have been trying to reach. Are we still passionate enough to enjoy the process to achieve them? Or are we perhaps feeling less passionate because of the amount of time it takes for us to attain them?

However we may be feeling now, instead of focusing on the far future, try to focus more on the near future where we can see things a little more clearly. Instead of thinking about the amount of steps we have yet to take, try to think more about the next step we need to take. By moving our attention away from that which makes us feel fearful of the future to that which gives us hope for the present, we make room for our determination to grow. The Capricorn New Moon is guiding us to be very aware of our inner truths, as they are trying to give us the keys to our freedom. The more honest and emotionally vulnerable we are with ourself, the deeper our insights will be. Trust that it is safe for us to know our true feelings without feeling overwhelmed by them. It will actually be a relief to finally understand ourself with more compassion.

With the Moon's sextile to Mars and Neptune, we will have the experience of choosing to move forward on a change, and having outside circumstances inspire this change. This is partly related to the new insights we have been getting, and all the releasing we have been doing. Look at anything we may be trying to control, but which seems blocked. They are telling us that this is our time to let go of any underlying fears or worries that would trigger control issues. With Mercury (the planet of communication) forming a supportive aspect to Mars in Scorpio (a sign that's all about the truth) and Neptune in Pisces (a sign that's all about faith) there could be heated but eventually transforming conversations regarding what we believe to be the truth. Reminiscing stories and experiences from the past with a more open mind and heart is also possible at this time.

The Moon is also forming a square to Uranus, and we want to put our focus more on self-confidence and believing in ourself. Realizing that life is indeed an adventure, we feel more secure in becoming an open vessel to new changes and revelations. Understanding that we are on our own unique, individual mission, we ignite tenacity from the deep well of our soul. The Moon's trine to Jupiter Rx helps us to see our present situation with more faith and to recognize the blessings in disguise. There are hidden gifts and talents within waiting to be discovered. The more that we count our blessings, the more that we can open our arms to receive those gifts and know that we deserve them. By following the path of our natural potentials with the full intention of bringing joy to ourself and others, we infuse more passion into our present and future moments.

Yaviz Basalamah

New Moon in Capricorn: Conjunct Pluto / the Sun / Mercury Rx ● Sextile Mars in Scorpio
and Neptune in Pisces ● Square Uranus in Aries ● Trine Jupiter Rx in Virgo


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One Hundred Quotes

100 brilliant minds (Infographic)

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Quotes from 100 of world’s legendary business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Infographic by Funding Circle.


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 January 3rd, 2016 

Mars in Scorpio + Venus in Sagittarius. Become a warrior of justice around injustice.
Be an unbreakable light in a sea of darkness. Fight for what you believe in, but
do it from love. Know that nobody can take away from us what is already
embedded within us - which is our faith, our story and what we believe
to be our truth. There is love in the air. Accept it. There is peace
on offer. Be it. There is passion accessible. Seize it.

Yaviz Basalamah

Photo taken in a Tretes forest on August 24th, 2012