Facebook (social media) can keep you locked in old patterns – Some people that we know through or on Facebook, may have negative expectations of us as people (perhaps from their past experiences with us)
People might not accept our positive changes – Sometimes people just want you to be on the same (low) level as them. Or they may want to hold you back to make themselves feel better.
Discernment when choosing a life partner – sometimes we find ourselves attracted to someone, but if we be honest with ourselves we will know that person is no good for us as a life partner. We need to have discernment or allow discernment from those that love us when choosing a partner. *(to a certain extent of course.
Positive change comes from you – Positive change comes from you, its a decision you make and decide to embrace. There are others who are willing to do the same.
Most Rastas will tell you they are not all that into Christmas. But some celebrate Christmas, and some just like the gift receiving part. You can give a Rasta a gift at Christmas time. They will enjoy it just like anybody else. Tell them you are embracing the gift giving and not Babylon meaning of “Christmas.” From a smaller budget to a larger budget you are sure to find something you like for the Rastafari in your life.
Rasta Hat/Dreadlock Hat – Rastafari love Rasta Hats as we always need somethign to cover our dreadlocks when we dont feel like having them out
Rasta Lion of Judah Flag – Rasta Lion of Judah Flag is a “spiritual” symbol to a Rasta. We are always happy to recieve one of these.
Jamaican Flag Towel – Rasta love the Jamaican flag and love to have the Jamaican flag in a towel because it just looks cool. All Rasta from any Island would appreciate this. Rastafari is a celebration of all the Islands.
Rasta Wallet – Rasta Wallets bring good energy and prosperity. i should know. I have purchased my 3rd one now. Buy your Rasta a Rasta colored wallet, they will love it.
Rasta Mug – This has 3 birds on it in silouette and a red Yellow and green gradient background. Simple and nice. Good for morning meditation.
Rasta Steering Wheel Cover– I have always wanted a Rastafari steering wheel Cover. Any Rasta would love this as a gift. Especially if he or she doesn’t already have one.
Rastafari marina – Well in Canada we call these shirts maybe a whole whole wife beater. Not sure. In Jamaica they are very popular as they provide nuff ventilation for Jamaican men. This one is Red Yellow Green and Black. My Husband has one I lo
ve it on him.
own personal experience and you can draw your own conclusions. But before I do I want to tell you a little about me. My name is Empress Yuajah, that is my Rasta name. I am a Rastafari woman who currently resides in Toronto, but my desires is to live in Jamaica by the end of 2013. I have been Rasta from conception but didn’t accept this part of my self completely until about age 31. I am a full-time blogger and Author, also a song writer. Lets get to it!
White women offended by my honesty
I have written articles in the past about why black men date white women. I noticed white women just get offended and want to tell me off. I wish they would say, thank you. Thank you Empress for your honesty. Because nowhere else am I gonna get the advice of a Jamaican woman who understands the mind of Jamaican men and who will tell me the truth about the motivations of some Jamaican men. But anyway, I have since looked at that page again. I saw that one white women commented without going into a rage. So I will put that page entitled “Why black men date white women – a black womans perspective” back up on my blog. Let it be.
I guess white women see this heading in the search engines and expect to find things like
White women have skin like angels
hair like silk
Instead I’m calling a spade a spade and they don’t like it. Don’t get me wrong, I think interracial love is beautiful, I haven’t been with a black man in 10 years myself. It’s just that some of the motivations of black men, concerning dating white women, concern me.
I then wrote dating a Jamaican man 12 things women need to know. It’s mostly about having a Jamaican man living in Jamaica, and what you need to know before you start making plans to bring him to America or Canada or before you move down there.
My own Jamaican Man experience
I went to Jamaica in February of 2012. I met a very sexy and very handsome tall Jamaican man. He looked like an Angel sent straight from heaven. To be honest at first I wasn’t so attracted to him because I figured a guy like that could never be trusted. Eventually I had to come back home to Canada. So we began corresponding on the phone. 8 months!!! We talked on the phone for 8 months, everyday and I shared my heart and soul with him. One day, he stops calling me. Christmas went by and he didn’t even call me to see if I was alive or dead. At first I was devastated. I felt depressed and pissed off. But I knew somehow deep down inside my self that if I would just allow time to heal my heart, there were some good things to come for me. So that is what I did. When I took the time to think about everything, I realized he was just out to use me, and I am a Jamaican.
I mentioned in the title for white women to beware because, If I am a Jamaican woman, and something as ridiculous as this can happen to me. Then for someone who is totally clueless about Jamaican culture and experiencing Jamaican culture, by getting to know a Jamaican man for the first time, then her journey has many risks so to speak. If you think I am making this up because I want to make white women look stupid, I am not. Just read my article How to date a Jamaican man and you will read over 100 comments from women having experiences with Jamaican men. Mostly negative.
My advice to white women dating Jamaican men.
My advice to white women dating Jamaican men. Beware. Proceed with caution. Jamaican men can be very alluring. I am not saying there are not good Jamaican men, there are! But if you are a foreign woman, like me, then we need to be cautious and know some things. Read my 12 things women need to know about dating a Jamaican man. I have to get it back up online. It’s just a few bucks. It’s worth it if you are dating a Jamaican man living in Jamaica and you plan to marry him and bring him abroad. Just wanted to let you know. White women have to be extra careful. Why, because you may be playing with a wolf wearing sheep’s clothing and not know it. It happened to me, it can happen to you. A Jamaican man can use you and break your heart and many times you wont see it coming. Just wanted you to know. Yes not all Jamaican men do this to women, but some do.
Its been a long time since I did one of these but I feel it is the best thing right now. I am suppose to be going to Jamaica by the end of the year. I feel I am not financially prepared. But Jah asked me to do this about 3 years about, just fresh after I started growing my dreadlocks. Could you imagine telling the Almighty that you are not ready? Well…that is exactly what I did. I have not stopped paying through the nose for this decision. I now know my happiness and financial situation today would have been dramatically different had I taken his advice.
I am feeling somewhat confused right now…about many things. The only thing I know for sure is that I do want to keep on writing e-books. I will be honest. My heart has been broken by a Jamaican man lately without explanation. There was no intimate action, so I guess that makes it a bit better, but still it hurts. One good thing is it has inspired me to write a new book. I’m still scared to go to Jamaica, and having a broken heart is not helping, but some where deep down inside of me, I know that with what I intend to do, it’s better I do it without him. I feel like my mind will be more focused now on my business instead of him. I swear some women just give too much to their men, I am definitely one of them.
Advice from Spiritual Friend
So, I have a very spiritual friend. She is a Christian, we talked last night, she encouraged me to pray and to Just take a leap of faith. This is after I told her that the Almighty has a way of working things out for me. Sometimes even better than what I had intended. He knows me, he knows whats best for me.
He foresaw our Breakup
Before my boyfriend ( a Jamaican man) and I broke up, I was entering it felt like, a state of depression. I couldn’t seem to get my self to be happy. To be happy was an effort. I hated pretending, but I felt I had to do it, mostly for him. Would you believe every time I needed that guy, he would turn his back on me. In hindsight, he wasn’t interested in me at all, just the idea of me. Having a woman from foreign to talk to. Gee Wiz. I was being used. Truth is I was using him too. I knew I was. Cause I wanted some one living in Jamaica to talk to. Funny. You know what he said to me recently. He said…in reference to a text message I sent him expressing my love….’ If I am pretending…I know you are not pretending’ I was so focused on the part of him knowing that I was being honest, that I didn’t even realize, he was telling me he wasn’t being real with me. The part that really kills me is….why on Jah green earth would he do this 30 days before I am about to see him again. We have been talking on the phone for 8 months….30 days before I arrive you pull out. I suppose I should look at it figuratively as well huh. Gross but true. I am thankful to the Almighty Jah, that I found out how he was now instead of later.
Any way I have some big plans for my visit, or my move to Jamaica. Everything is up in the air. My spiritual friend suggested I buy a new backpack, just for my trip, and just go with the flow. With the Almighty, all things are possible.
Some of my Rastafari Books
Well, I have recently finished my book on African-American Spirituality entitled ‘Rastafari’ get on amazon.com Its Jam packed with information. Great for anybody who wants to understand Rastafari, for the truth of it. Actually I wrote the book with the Jamaican black people in mind. I am currently writing a book of ‘Jah Jah Prayers’ and another book called ‘White Rastafari’ Well maybe I am burying my self in work so that I don’t think about that guy who just stopped calling me with no explanation. That’s life right. But the truth is I didn’t much appreciate his way of thinking. It was very different from mine. I am about cleanliness, the Rastafari way of thinking living and doing. He had more of a Babylonian mind; sleep with as many women as you can unprotected. I’m sorry but its true. The funny thing is, I know he is one of the better quality Jamaican men. LOL. Anyway I think I have talked enough. I love you all. thank you for listening.
New Book ‘Jah Prayers’ Jah Rastafari Prayers for life’s difficult times.
‘Jah Jah please help me to forgive. Please put your light into my heart that it may be unhardened. Jah you created, day and night, I know with you all things are possible.’
Jah causes the sun to rise and to set, a new day comes every 24 hours. With this new beginning day, he encourages us to release all that is no longer serving us, and make way for new opportunities, and experiences to come. In the light and love of the Almighty Jah, I allow forgiveness to fill my heart, with the rise of the new sun.
Do you think you could find more black man and black woman relationships in the 80s and before because it was an issue of survival? We as a people were still fighting for our rights so to speak during those times. I’m still not sure if I can say we are in the clear. But maybe a lot of black men and black women feel a lot more free pardon the pun, to be who they are and therefore feel like they don’t have to have a black person by their side helping them to fight the fight any more.
What about those who are single and black and who today want to marry within the black nation. Is this something of past. Are these people shit out of luck. If they are you can count me in.
More black men date white
More and more black men now days are opting to date and marry non black women. It makes for slim pickings for a woman like me who refuses to be with someone of a different ethnicity than her, Why you may be asking. Its something that is important to me. It’s who I am, carried, on. I want to mate black to produce black because I am so in love with my culture and my people.
More black women interracial date
Many black women are opting to date outside the black race to, however I feel their reasoning is a little different from the black mans. I feel many black woman are doing this because frankly the black men leave them no other choice since black men are no longer choosing to date black women and b a lot of black women are dating outside their race because they seem to mixing and mingling more outside of the black community and it is a common occurence to date interracial these days.
The matter of respect for black women
I feel like the interracial mixing between white men and black women is more underground, or less public and that the interracial dating and marrying of white women to black men is more mainstream. I feel like the black woman who dates out side of her race does not get the same respect as the black man who dates out side his race
I feel like the black woman is seen as a sell out, where the black man is seen as making the right choice and doing what every man should be doing. When I look at it from the outside. I feel the black woman benefits the most. But maybe that is just my own biased opinion, you figure it out.
what am I to the black man now?
Sometimes I wonder just exactly what I am suppose to be to a black man who now exclusively sleeps with women non black. I actually have someone in my life like that now. It make for alot of arguments. I think he likes me as a friend because I am the only women in his life who doesn nto want to have sex with him.
I need a black Rasta man!
Being Rastafari, not just cause a man is black it means I want him. Oh No! he must be Rasta. A true Rasta, and also not too tall please….lol then I may want him. This friend of mine is confusing, the whole friendship is confusing. We had a terrible argument the other day and I said some pretty bad things. oh well.
Black men hate black women now
There are black men nowadays that hate black women so much so they want to show black women how much they hate them. It happens to me all the time. I just turn my head. There are some white women who are extremely jealous of black women’s DNA. The whole thing is diabolical.
Are black men brainwashed?
I am a black woman who loves black, I seek to date and marry black. I don’t have any thing to prove to anybody. I love my self. I feel hurt that black men seek to date out side of their race and feel some how they are better than black woman or that they want to cause pain to black woman. All in all its their own self hate. This is brainwashing at its best folks.
King Selassie married black
What happened to the days of King Selassie and his wife Empress Menen. Another example of a black man and black woman who loved each other. King Selassie married Black. He is seen as a Role model to many Rastafari men.
White girls and Black Rastas
I was having a conversation with a white female friend of mine one day….she asked something I can’t remember the question, my reply to her was “I wont answer that” She said “Why cause true Rastas don’t date white girls…” I looked at her with absolute shock. I said oh my gosh who told you that. She said this girl she use to know. I was shocked to hear that out of her mouth. But then she kept say “right, right?” I told her “yes, real Rastamen do not date white women” she said see I know you don’t have to hide it from me. She said “why” I said “its to keep the blood lines pure”
In Rastafari we have believed in this for a long time. But from years ago you would find Rastamen who did date white women. But there are many who refuse. There are some who do it for financial gain but are not happy in the relationship. Then there are some who wont even let the thought enter their minds.
Which Rastas date white?
Anyway I just find it sad to see that more and more black men are opting not to date black women. the only men that I can see that date black women exclusively are Rastamen, and that’s only some of them. It seems the ones that come from the smaller islands date white women abundantly. Many Jamaican Rasta who live in Jamaica are still interested in black women.
hm well, everybody can do as they like, it is a free country and its 2011. Time for people to make their own decisions and choices concerning love. The time of Black Unity, has ended.
Peace and blessings to all who read this. Unity for all, Jah Ras Tafari
I have been having some bad experiences with jamaican men lateley, have you. I find they lie so much just to get sex from you. they can be insecure and have many women and not even tell you about it. I was so fond of one who was about 4 foot 11 seriously he was the cutest little rasta man i had ever seen in my life. I wanted to have him so bad. maybe thats why I dont. he is the mosrt insecure, short tempered person I have ever met in my life. Truly i think he was hiding his penis from me. but whatever. If I saw him today I would do anything for him. I have a thing for short people. My says its because I am tall. anyway i think he is sexy and beautiful its a really long story folks. i hope i can meet another one. I dont date brown skin men, I like a short dark skinned jamaican man. A friend and i were chatting this evening and I kind of decided there are other men that I need to date other than Jamaican. Those men are not good for me. I am 33 years old all I want is a companion that I can relate too.
he would have to be
I know that sounds silly. I haved had sex in one year because of these perameters. ITs good I feel clean. Icant sleep with people who are not the same spirituality as me. So whatever. My exboyfrien had the nerve to run up to me talking about how much he missed me. As I told him I wasnt gonna sleep with him the phone calls stopped. Is this how Jamaican men are. I was just a big walking vagina that he could collect to him? Well whatever.
I would never lie to a guy to get sex from him, I would say look your personality sucks, but I would really like to sleep with you. Or, your not the type of person I could see my self long term with, but I would really enjoy having you in my bed. Whatever enough chatter.
I am no longer interested in Jamaican men…..I will not date outside my race, so I guess this means men from the other islands, its worth a shot. The truth is I am terrified of that! I think the intimacy would be great….my heart is beating fast just thinking about it. Im SCARED……IM DRUNK TOO. …
If you are a white woman living in the toronto area and want to get hooked up with some men who are new to toronto from jamaica, let me know, or maybe you want to take it one step further and meet some sexy rasta men from the islands. let me know I know alot of rasta men who live in the toronto area who would love to meet you. just leave a comment or email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey guys. As I stated I am writing a book on Rastafari for all of you. This is my first book, and I have other things to do in my life so I have kind of slowed down on the writing for now. The good news is the rough copy is all done….so I just have to finish the final copy and we are all set. I know many of you wonder what Rastafarians believe on a whole slew of topics, but I wanted to make this post specific on love dating and marriage.
Rasta beliefs on dating non Rastas
Many “deep” for lack of better word, Rastafari men and women will not date someone outside of their spiritual beliefs. We understand that this could mean being single for a long time and even maybe forever. We depend on Jah to bring us the right person when the time is right. However, there are some Rasta who are ok with the notion of meeting someone who is not Rasta and then “converting” that person for lack of a better word, into Rastafari. So, like anything else to each his own. You will find more men will date a non Rasta woman, and more Rasta women, will not date a non Rasta man. This is generally speaking. Maybe its all about availability….who knows.
Why do some Rastaslike Bob Marleyhave so many women?
Rasta men, are not immune to having multiple relationships with women. But truly I feel they just have too much love in their hearts. This is gonna get me in trouble….Most Rastafari men I would say 95% are faithful, and 5 percent not so faithful. This is for various reasons. Bob Marley was a very good-looking superstar, and he was Rastafari. Many women were attracted to him and I’m sure him attracted to them. What I am getting at is this for some men of Rastafari they have many women at one time because the women allow it. On the other hand there are Rastafari men who just don’t believe in sleeping around at all. In fact most of us “Jamaican Ras” operate in this manner. People get away with what they can folks…bottom line.
Do Rastas believe in true love?
Rastas believe big time in true love. We do believe that true love is possible, and when we love we love with all our hearts. For someone who is not ready for this type of love, they may feel undeserving, or “smothered” Rastas get into a relationship intending to stay there, most of us, for the most part. Love is one of the things we live for. With love, food tastes better, life looks brighter, and we can be mentally clearer. Romantic love is an essential part of human life. As an earthly being we have earthly needs. Love and affection are paramount to a person of Rastafari spirituality.
Truth is ladies, we Rastas don’t really believe in marriage. That is not to say we wont do it. Just most of us don’t make a big deal out of it. We believe the relationship is the marriage, and like marriage if we no longer want to be in the relationship we will leave. We also believe marriage doesn’t come with any gaurantees…just because you are married it doesn’t mean the person will love you for ever. We believe in letting love just be what it’s going to be and that a piece of paper isn’t all that important when it comes to matters of the heart. The support, the communication, being reliable, and being each others best friend is what a relationship should be all about. Put your heart in it and it will be great. This is what we Rasta believe about marriage. This post is very short. perhaps I will writ more another time. Thanks for reading. Bye for now.
Do Rasta believe in getting having children and settling down?
We Ras live for this type of relationship. To settle down and have a family is every single rasta dream. However we know sometimes Jah wants us to stay clear and clean for his own reasons. We accept the single life and embrace it just the same we would our committed relationship. A Rasta in a long-term relationship, typically is a happy one. We love to do things for our partners and for a children, because we see God in our partners and our children. Please visit my new forum if you are looking for information on Rasta dating, or post your own profile seeking love. Blessed Love. Rastafari is the truth every time!
I knew I would eventually write this post. I was just waiting for a time when I felt healed enough to do it. I will explain.
My Rasta X – Boyfriend – Well maybe not so Rasta
About 8 weeks ago I met someone who dressed and looked as if he practiced the same faith as me. We met on the bus and were instantly attracted to eachother. Ok well I am exaggertating a little bit. I did meet him on the bus about 2 years ago and we chatted briefly about various things related to the black community. I ran into him twice in this fasion. At those times, he had no dreadlocks, and did not sport red yellow and green. I too did not have my locks and did not wear red yellow and green. So, 2 years later there we were on the bus, both Rasta – I thought. We chatted and he invited me to his house. I was more than excited, I knew I wanted to be intimate with him, as I had not been with a man in a very long time and vowed to be intimate with a man only of Rastafari spirituality. Now I know this sounds very fast on my part, however I was not with a man for A VERY LONG TIME, and in the rastafari community between two Rastafarians, there no such thing as “too fast” only love. So, we planned for me to go to his house the next day, there our court ship began. From day one things were way far from what they should have been to start a healthy relationship.
He took his socks off while I was there – Rastafarians have a huge amount of respect for other people, I was offended by this but it was his house, so maybe this was more my fault than his. He didnt even think to ask me if that was ok. Nobody wants to see there dates feet on the first date I am sure
He didnt get the same vibe from the music as me – Any true Rastaman knows, the vibe of Rastafari is in the music. He just didnt get it
He asked me if I wanted to go lay down in the room– I thought again that was impolite
He lectured me extensively on the life of Emperor Haille Selassie – This was rude because he is assuming that I dont already know, and second, that I wanted to hear what he had to say on the matter
His breath was not nice – For goodness sakes when a woman comes over, must you smoke weed and be in need of breath mint.
No, I did not sleep with him that day
My Beliefs about Rastafari are simple and private
So, silly me, being so desperate to be intimate with a man of the same spiritual beliefs as me. I went over a second time. I wasnt sure if I wanted to have sex or not. I kind of got the feeling that if I did, that was as good as it was going to get between us. I could sense that we had very little in common and obviously approached the whole spirituality thing in different ways. I believe that Rastafari is something of the heart, that goes with me everywhere I go. He believe that Rastafari is Emperor Haille Selassie, and if you dont know as much as him about Emperor Haile Selassie, then you are not Rasta. So sad, if he only knew the truth. I explained to him that my spiritual beliefs have been there since I was born, and that I was choosing to express it now. So he could try his best to convince me to see things his way as much as he wants. I also believe Rastafari is not something you force on others. If you are thats great, but you definetly dont go around forcing people to believe what you believe, and Rasta dont behave like that. I also told him that Rasta are calm patient and down to earth. One day he went on to yell at me, and tell me “I will die for my beliefs” I thought that was going to far. I felt like I was part of a fundametalist camp or cult, the more I listened to this man talk about Rastafari.
As I am reading this I realized that I new he wasnt like me but I somehow felt better sleeping with him with him calling him self this title, even thoug I knew he wasnt.
What the psychic told me before I met him
I was going through a very hard time emotionally about 2 weeks before I met this man. I was praying to God to please let me meet a psychic. Long story short I did meet a psychic and we became friends. Anyway I asked will I meet a man, she said yes. I said “is he Rasta?” She said “no” but “he has dreadlocks, and grew up learning about the Rasta way of life.” I said “what?, a guy with dreadlocks who is not Rasta? Oh, no it would be better to say he doesnt weart dreadlocks but you are telling me he wears dreadlocks but is not Rasta?” Then she said he is, then I said what? Is he or isnt he? she said hes not. This was on my mind still like an hour later. I wasnt taking what she was saying that seriously but if this guy has locks and is not Rasta then that would make him a fake rasta. So I decided to ask her one more time. Is he a rasta or isnt he…..(understand something folks, Rastafari is something that comes from the heart, its like being psychic so me asking her to tell me the accurate truth is like me asking her to look deep into the heart of this man she says is somewhere in my future) she said “hes not!” I asked her 3 more times she said again “he not!! So, I accepted feeling that someone who knows about Rastafari will accept me. And that was that.
I told him what the psychic said
After the first time I went over to his house, we talked on the phone quite a few times. I told him that I had a psychic friend and that she told me I was going to meet a Rastafari man who had dreadlocks but was not Rasta. He said, I dont like this lady.
Where do my Rastafari Beliefs come from when my parents are not Rasta
My Rastafari beliefs come from the most high, even though I know rules and dont follow them to a T I still know who I am. Remember its like being born psychic, you just are. Another cannot come and tell you that because you dont live as one that you are not one. You just are or you are not. Rastafari has always been in my heart, and always will be.
The 5 main values of Rastafari
Gods word and the bible before all
Love of African black people and the beauty of natural black people
natural living including vegitarianism
Respect and love of all lifeforms including plants and animals
Love first in all dealings and relations with all life forms
If any TRUE Rastafari men or women read this please tell me in 5 points what Rastafari means to you, I would love to read it.
If you really want to know, Jesus was Rastafari, ask any born Rasta
Any true Rasta will tell you that Jesus of the bible is a Rasta, for sure, there is no doubt in my mind. Everything that we Rasta have been through. Jesus went through. God decided Jesus would be jesus before his conception, jesus spoke of god as a teen, jesus healed people, jesus prayed, jesus was vegitarian. The list goes on but most of these are very private and personal for me…but please ask a born Rasta if you want confirmation. Not someone who said they became Rasta at 25. Most Rastas know when they are children or in their teens that they are Rasta and dont express it till much later.
So what was the final draw between this non Rastaman and my self?
He threw garlic at me, and called me a devil worshipper, not because I talked to a psychic, but because the psychic was white. Thats just stupid, and we are not Racist, we have a love for all humanity. Bob Marley was half white, so I guess this jerk hates half of Bob Marley. So, dumb. ….Any comments….leave them at the bottom
Junior Kelly sings Rasta Should Be Deeper
Here is just some of the lines from the song “deeper-rasta should be deeper” by Junior Kelly
“you must care about the people”
“I am my brothers keeper”
“its like their changing everything that Rasta is all about”
“true love, positivity…”
“much much more than to say “Selassi” and “Marcus I”
“Me nuh do dis fi image, me nuh mimic, me nuh do dis fi fame”
I have a new astrology readings website. Yay! I have been using astrology in my own life for over 14 years and love to do readings for my self and others. In my own astrological birth chart My Jupiter ( planet of expansion, abundance and luck) sits on the degree of “the astrologer. I figure it’s about time, for me to share this unique talent with others. Rastafari is the everlasting love of my heart, astrology readings are my personal gift to the universe. Oh yeah my new website is http://yuajahastrologyreadings.blogspot.com
My first experience with astrology at age 16
You may be wondering, How did you ever get into this “astrology readings” thing in the first place. Well, when I was 16 years old, I wasnt feeling so well and had to spend the evening at home. My mom took me to the drug store, and at the check out counter were some books on all the zodiac signs. I picked up the book on my zodiac, paid for it and brought it home. I laid down in bed and began reading that book. I remember thinking, wow this is so accurate, it described me to “a T” and as they say, the rest is history.
My addiction to astrology books
Since that first experience I began to collect books on astrology. All these books gave me different perspectives on the planets, how to do readings, and the meanings of the zodiac signs. The very best books on astrology I ever came across were found in the Montreal public library. Those books had history, and information, and had barely been used. One book in particular called “The round Arc” of Astrology, provided me with the most detailed intelligent information about astrology. This is a reference library so this book did not become part of my collection. Anybody that knows me knows astrology is my first love, and I cannot help but talk about it.
I started learning about the planets through life experiences
I bought astrological software when I was about 22 years old. To be honest when I first got it I didn’t know what to do with it, and I am one of those people who, doesn’t like to read instructions, so for the first few months I just played around with it. Clicking here clicking there. Then I started to look at my own chart and look up the meaning of the location of the planets in my own chart, in the many astrology books I had. This helped me a lot to be able to actually read my birth chart and astrological transits. Now, I know pretty much immediately what the planets mean in a particular house. Every now and then I do look up meanings just to be sure, I still got it…lol
Astrology is my heart and I want to share this knowledge with others
For many years I have been helping friends to figure out the personalities and characteristics of potential boyfriends before they actually dated them. Astrology is a tool. Like anything else, it is not intended for you to put all your hopes into the answers it provides, it is more like a guide, used to inspire you and let you know what opportunities you could be taking advantage of. Astrology has become a part of who I am, and now I want to share this tool (astrology readings) with others.
The zodiac signs and their Characteristics
Studying the zodiac signs has been a lot of fun for me. A wise person once said even the best teacher continues to be a student. I continue to learn about the zodiac even after 14 years of study. Its fun and seems to please something inside of me. Maybe my desire to understand the human mind, maybe my need to learn about something that is fun fascinating and helpful. Or maybe I am fascinated by the fact that astrology really does help us to understand another persons characteristics and personality traits. I started my www.zodiaccharacteristicsastrologywebsite.com before I started this one. It wasnt easy, but it was well worth it. You can check it out if you are curious to know more.
here is a brief description of some of the information you will find there….
Aries are fun, friendly and self starters
Taurus, is stable, helpful and caring
Gemini, Gemini is chatty, aloof, and make great best friends
Cancer are fun, funny, and love the domestic life and place family first
Leo are fun to be with, love to live life to the fullest, and they hurt easily
virgo are smart, intelligent, and well-organized
libra are flirts, social, and thrive when in a relationship
Scorpio are deep feeling, always helpful, and good with money
Sagittarius love their freedom, very optimistic and are well liked by many
Capricorn are outgoing, make great leaders, and place family values and finances first
Aquarius are friendly, very helpful, and love to try new exciting things
Pisces are loving, caring, and always willing to help out a friend in need
I provide spiritual Guidance through Astrology
The main reason why I have decided to do astrology readings professionally (http://yuajahastrologyservices.blogspot.com ) Is because life can throw anybody a curve ball, or have you questioning whether or not you are on the right track. Sometimes we just need some answers to some very important questions, or some encourage ment, to help us achieve our goals. So, if you are feeling unsure about something and want some answers, or perhaps you just want a little guidance, perhaps I can help. There is a different type of astrology reading for just about anything. A move, taking a new job, new love, marriage, love affairs, money and finances, luck and gambling, all kinds of things. So, if you want answer contact me through my website. http://yuajahastrologyservices.blogspot.com
My Rastafari beliefs and astrology readings
My Rastafarian spirituality helps me to do my readings with integrity and honesty. I focus on the positive as much as possible in my readings. If I see something that is not so positive, I will mention it to my client, but be sure not to make it my focus. Rastafari is about love, respect, honesty, and appreciation among other things. Therefore my goal is to treat my clients the way that I would want to be treated in a reading.
Is dating outside your Race a form of self hate? I began to wonder about this after I watched a video on YouTube, on a talk show, about white women who say they can “please a black man, better than a black woman can.” There was one guest who came on and said “…you don’t date your own kind because you hate your self, if you loved your self, you would want somebody just like you…” That got me thinking…
Black men dating white women has become the latest fad in my town
More and more african american men are opting to date white women. Is it self hate? is it status?..is it because he thinks it makes him “more acceptable” to whites? Perhaps all of the above. Perhaps none of the above. Maybe some black men are dating white women because this is who they have fallen in love with, and her color is irrelevant.
I think any kind of “exclusive” dating is “hate and racism”, and prejudgment. To assume that you wont like a person, or that you can’t see your self having sex with a certain group, or excluding one group completely as a “no dating” group – this is a form of hate. If you do this to a race that happens to be your own…then yes this is self hate…I know because I have thought this way in the past.
Why is it more acceptable for a black woman to date a white?
It seems to be more accepted as “love” when a black woman and a white man are dating, but not if the man is black and the woman is white. Why? Could it be that the black woman, is seen as “being given a better opportunity” or that white men are seen as “more capable” of true love, therefore it must be a true relationship. I wonder.
black women dating asian men
I have noticed a lot more asian men with black women now a days…is this the latest fad for single black women dating? As a Rastafarian woman, I believe you should be with whoever you love. I mean really love. Not the type of love that is here today and gone tomorrow because someone gains a few inches in the middle section. Real love doesn’t notice weight gain, or other little silly things that people often say is the reason they fell out of love. If an asian man and a black woman truly love each other, then nothing and no body should stop them from being together.
So is dating outside your race a form of self hate?
It can be, if you are dating the other person to ignore who you are or to avoid your own heritage, culture, or ethnicity. It can be if you hate one or both of your parents and have vowed consciously or unconsciously not to have children of your culture / race. It can be if you can’t call your self your ethnicity out loud and say ” I am ______ and I am proud!” and mean it. Dating outside your race is not always a form of self hate, but it can be if you are doing it for the wrong reasons.
Thanks for reading my thoughts have a pleasant evening.
Hi, I wrote this article for those who want to know ….The truth about hell. This was revealed to me in a dream, it is very plausible.
hell is the souls Karma
What is hell? Hell is a souls karma. It means you didn’t learn the lessons you were suppose to learn, while you were in your physical body, on earth, in order to graduate, and get into heaven.
“soul graduation…” What is this?
“It means you didn’t learn the lessons you were suppose to learn in order to graduate”….what does this mean???
The souls time and purpose on earth
Each person / is given a certain time on earth to do his work (gods work) and learn his lessons (evolve to higher self through the choices we make) resisting temptation, holding the peace, etc basically choosing god in all instances…
During this time some of us forget about god and just live as if there is no god which means we find out only at the end of life that there is or best case scenario…we live our life with god in our hearts, and make “god like” choices and graduate, to be an angel or in god presence for eternity….
What is hellreally like?Is there fire down there?
So the question is “what is hell really like?” Hell is a very simple place…there is no fire in hell! However take a “visualization” walk with me…for just a moment…i want you to picture your self on your street where you live, 10am , right outside your apartment building, or house, where ever you live, just put your self outside of your building…..picture a hot summer day, warm and sunny outside….grass is green, trees are budding with flowers, fruit….air is clean, and fresh, you take a deep breath in. The street is clean. Now I want you to remove all other living beings and electronics. So imagine…there is no birds chirping, there are no people talking or walking on the street, but you notice… you can fly! You can fly because you are in spirit! So naturally you fly on over to the park to see if you can find some people to talk to and get to know, there is no body there either. You stop by a few garages to see if you can find some people in there….you really want to share this nice weather with someone…there is no body there. Where is everyone, you wonder? I know you say to your self, I’ll go home there must be somebody in there must be someone…check inside your house, no body…now you are getting scared …somebody…any body…shooting downt he street…after about five minutes of searching for life…any type of life you realize…there is nobody, and there are no birds, no insects, no dogs no cats, no life forms, or anything with a face to smile back at you at all….start to feel sad…very alone…you start calling out to god…there is no reply, you call out to god again only this time you make promises about what you will do if he can just help you to find someone…making promisies. please help ill do anything….now you speak with god instantaneously and he tells you that you are here…because you need time to think about your actions….you say how long he says there is no specified time…i must go….realize you are living out your karma, the time you slammed the door in your co workers face, you didn’t forgive your mom for helping your sister, when you thought she should fulfill your wants instead, the time you chose to call up Janet down the hall and cuss her out telling her baby father was no good, the time you slept with your husband’s cusin, the time you lied and said you were raped when you weren’t you were really seeking attention, the time you didn’t open the door for that old man cause you were having a bad day and said i hate your race inside your head…now its all coming back to you and you ar filled with regret and remorse…and so you cry because you realize you are now paying for all the wrong you did and all the times you hurt other people….and you cry for days all alone in the whole wide world full of sunshine and fresh-cut green grass, there aint a damn person in sight to spend the day with, to laugh with, a smiling face….just time to think and reflect for an indefinite period of time…..thats what hell is really like…
The truthabouthell is …
The truth about hell is…in hell you are alone, without love, without warmth, without affection, without conversation,without laughter, without someone to share a moment with. You feel, great remorse. Great remorse for you past actions which you instinctively know as a spirit, is what brought you there. You feel great sadness, and regret, as you continue to reflect on how you spent your time on earth and how you treated others. All the opportunities to help others, to listen, to show God that you deserve to roam in heaven….now you begin to beg for forgiveness, im sorry im sorry im sorry god, i swear im sorry, there is no reply, just left alone, with your own actions to reflect on….That baby…is Hell!
Have a pleasant day. Dont forget to treat every situation the way God would, with love, forgiveness, respect, and more love.
Everybody has a sixth sense. For some the “sixth sense” is well-developed, and for others, not so much. Life is full of things we would like to know more about, before we reach, or just for knowing sake. Sometimes using the power of our sixth sense can provide us with the information that our 5 senses does not.
Recently I started getting to know a single man. He was just my type, Rastafarian, long dreadlocks, a libra sun sign. He had all the right attributes. We got connected over the internet. As time grew closer and closer, I noticed he didn’t act towards me, the same way, that any other “dread” would. I was puzzled by this.
At the same time around getting to know this person, I was reading about the Joran Vandersloot murder. In case you don’t know, he confessed to killing a girl in his hotel room because she was looking up information about him, on his laptop. I am assuming she was looking up information on Jorans involvement in the disappearance of a Alabama native, Natalie Halloway, while she was vacationing in Aruba, where she met Joran.
As an astrologer, and having mars in Scorpio, I wanted to know more about what drove this young man of just 22 years, to murder this young woman, just out of the blue. I first check his astrological information online. You would be shocked to read what I had discovered. I will put the link at the bottom of this article for you to read it.
Back to the Rastafarian man I was getting to know over the internet. Eventually I checked his planets too to get to know a little bit more about him. I soon discovered that he has two of the same planetary placementsas Joran Van Der Sloot. Apparently these placements, cause a person to conduct themselves, with a “sense of entitlement”. All I know is, this sounds like something I don’t want to mess with.
Now where is all of this going you ask? I was starting to have bad feelings about meeting with the Rastafarian gentleman over the internet. I mean it was as if something was telling me not to go. But, I was thinking “but, he’s so perfect to me” So I was gonna go anyway. Ok…I recently had to make a trip somewhere, I had no idea that the place i was travelling to was on holiday. This messed up travel plans for many people. Anyway, I had to make alternative arrangements. About an hour before shipping out, I started to have a bad feeling. But I kept making excuses about why I should go, I even had second thoughts as we were pulling away, but I didn’t want to be the odd man out. So, I went anyway. It was one of the worst experiences of my life of 31 years. I ignored my instincts, my sixth sense, my psychic intuition, and paid, dearly for it. I promised my self, that I would never ignore my sixth sense ever again.
I know God is always with me, and he was trying to warn me, not to go. But, even more profound than that….this experience happened to protect me from meeting up with that Rastafarian man over the internet. I have now decided not to meet him. God knew I had every excuse in the book, to go and meet this guy, so he had to show me in a “big way” not to go. It worked, I wont be meeting with him.
I learned so many lessons in going against my feelings. Here are just some of the things I learned from this experience…
I must trust my self:
In life you learn a thing or two from each experience you have. Dont drop your rules, your beliefs for anyone or anything.
Stand firm in Jah:
Some times life will throw you a curve ball. Something you didn’t expect. Just know you are not here to serve, evil and wickedness. The devil loves new recruits. You must watch your actions, and always represent the team of Jah, Rastafari
Forgive your enemies:
Those who mistreat you, know not of God. They choose to serve their ego, to lift themselves up because they do not feel lifted from within. Sometimes this may mean putting you down. However allow them their space, remain humble, for “those who exalt themselves, will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
When crossing a river, to get to the other side, don’t complain when your chest gets wet
I heard this in a video, by a very talented trio, called, “sons of Malcom” you need to check out their videos. But basically they were discussing, being an african warrior, and that sometimes you just need to do what needs to get done and not wait on someone else to do it. Sometimes when others put you down you must be the bigger person and just let it alone.
My psychic intuition:
My psychic intuition is more of a feeling than anything else. There have been times when it has come across clearer. I have realized this happens when I commit my self to a lot of prayer. I was truly amazed at the information I get sometimes. Like when my ex and I were going to break up, I knew it, but didn’t want to believe it. The feelings were that there book be a “break in time” between us. Interesting huh! And that’s exactly what happened, We havent gotten together since.
I even knew before I met my boyfriend, that I was gonna meet someone and fall deep in love. There are many ways to tune into your own psychic ability. The best way is through prayer and relaxation. Or just start out as an intuitive, this means you simply use your sense to tell whether or not something is “good” or “not so good!”
Have you ever had any sixth sense experiences? I would love to know about them.
It is my firm belief that rastafarian couples have some of the most sound relationships. Why? Because they have a commonality, or love understanding, and commitment, which stems from their belief in God. Now I am speaking of Jamaican rastafarians. This is what I am, this is what I am familiar with.marriage advice rastafari tips and advice for men and women
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50% of american marriages end in divorce – this is what the stats say
This is a fact and maybe that percentage has actually grown since the last time I checked. This is often because the ingredients were not there in the first place to make the marriage a success. What are the ingredients of successful marriage? From my spiritual perspective….
Which brings me to my next question. How many people actually fulfill their marital obligations. Now this is tricky question. There are spiritual marital obligations, social marriage obligations and the unspoken marital obligations. This is why I personally don’t believe that strongly in marriage. There is so much that gets mixed up, and things that shouldnt be the priority are, sometimes people feel pressured the moment they get married and a partner becomes disappointed because an obligation was not fulfilled.
Many Rastafarians stay single for long periods of time between relationships and would rather be “picked up” than do the picking up themselves. This im guessing is because they see the world differently and rarely look at non rastafarians as someone to settle down with.
many of my views here are based on the fact that I am female, and that I am a dread, and that I cannot be with a non rasta man. I know many rastafarian men who are very willing to date women who are not dreads, however there too exists those who are not.
rastafarians with other rastafarians
Many rastas like to date and settle down with other rastafarians. Marriage to us is the fact that we are with this person, committed to the relationship, and sharing our selves with this person in a way we do not with others. Please note, I am a jamaican rasta, so my views are different from those of say, an american rasta.
I cannot date someone outside of my rasta spiritual beliefs
It is difficult for me, as a dread, to date outside of my spiritual beliefs. I absolutely cannot do it! Even if I tried, I could not do it. As a rastafarian women, to have a rastfarian man in my life is extremely important. Not because this is part of some written doctrine, but because I need to be with someone who understands me through and through. My spirituality is a very important part of who I am. I want to share this aspect of my self with another dread, and him sharing his self with me. Most rastafarian women of Jamaican heritage feel this way.
relationships of yesterday can effect marriages of today
I feel western society is spoiled, and when you have had many partners in your life time, people cannot see their partners anymore. Sometimes we only see what we want our partners to be. So we go for an upgrade. Sometimes this means a divorce, sometimes it means extra marital affairs, sometimes it means somebody younger, slimmer, with more money. The point is we need to start accepting the one we are with as the one we chose. And allow that person to be who they are. Is god a part of your marriage?
Is god a part of your marriage or relationship?
Is god a part of your marriage or relationship? The difference between a rastafarian couple having a relationship and a non rastafarian couple is, the way we love god is constant. We stay true to his teachings and the rules of the bible. We make love num#1 in all things we do daily. Love all things as creations of God and perhaps your relationships and or marriage, will be a lot healthier!A marriage should be about love, understanding and communication…this is the basis for a good healthy bond…rastafari! don’t get married, unless you both really want to here are some pointers for a healthy happy relationship…
make honesty a priority no matter what the subject
decide to stay commited to the relationship
share bible verses and bible readings together
put god first.
If you are dating a rastafarian…
If you have the privilege of dating a rastafarian man or woman, you are a “lucky son of a …..” Really, i mean that… you most likely have someone who is 100 % committed to the relationship and who loves you like no other will. Rastafarians can be, and are pure love in human form. Not only that, chances are they see you the way god sees you. It doesn’t get better than that.
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love appreciation and respect for god on the part of both parties
same spiritual beliefs without one having to convert to the others religion
same beliefs about love and relationships
friendship within the relationship
lots of communication
learning about god together on a regular basis
commitment to never give up on the relationship
getting married for love only and not for self fulfillment
Marriage – a rastafarian perspective
Do rastafarians believe in marriage? We don’t make a big deal about getting married, but most of us who are involved in serious relationships with people who are say, christian, or catholic ( non Rastafarians) we have very little issue with getting married if it’s what will make our partner happy. The success any relationship, Rastafarians believe, is a healthy loving relationship is about the commitment of the 2 people involved, from the heart.
what does it really mean to get married?
My question as a rastafarian woman to the people reading this is…what does it really mean to get married anyway? It doesn’t come with any “guarantees”. Relationships should be a bout love and only love. I feel many people who get married now a days, do so for reasons other than just love.
list of some of wrong reasons a couple might get married
all their friends are married
for financial gain from the marriage
to be able to say, “I am married”
to have their own wedding
to feel more secure in the relationship
to prevent child rearing out-of-wedlock
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rastafari is my strength: When I feel weak I turn to you, for you are always strong, you never steer me wrong, my love will always be true to you.
rastafari is my god: God you are always there, you never reject me, you only love me, how could I turn my back on you. You love me with such patience understanding and persistence. you stay true to me and I stay true to you.
rastafari is my love: no human will ever love me like you. You have known me since my conception. I have made many mistakes, and underestimated you love for me, but there you were lovin me more and more every time.
rastafari is my center: You give me direction in all areas of my life. You know whats good for me even before I come to you. You keep me centered, give me strength and the inner knowing to go on in tough times. You give me purpose in my life.
rastafari is my confidence: Wherever I go I know your love, I know you never forsake me, you always listen, and you always know. For this I am always confident, for thru you I know my self, and my purpose
rastafari keeps me inline: You let me know right from wrong. I stand strong in you. Others do not understand, but you chose me, and this is an honor, that I too, must honor. Read Rasta Way of life