Music task: Hasta la raíz

#1 Look at the images and listen







#2 Match

#3 Listen to the song and order the words from first to last

After ordering the words, you can check your answers -the song’s lyrics are here

#4 Meaning

The phrase “sacando espinas de lo profundo del corazón” could be translated as “removing thorns from the depths of the heart”. True or False?


The phrase “Limpiar con el humo sagrado cada recuerdo” means:

a. Cleaning the house

b. Healing of memories

c. Smoking a cigarette


This song is about:

a. Exotic landscapes

b. Falling in love

c. Growing apart


In your opinion, is the song happy or sad?

a. Happy

b. Sad

c. Both


Share this answers in the group! Buena suerte!


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Spring Equinox 2017

Every year, the Sun enters in Aries and the astrological year begins. The energy available this day sets up the tone for the next 3 months, and in many cultures, people celebrate it with festivals, ceremonies, and rituals. This 2017, we have an interesting cosmic challenge with the moon conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius, the “beneficent planets” Venus and Jupiter both retrograde, and Mars in Taurus -as if it was waiting for Venus to make up her mind. April-July 2017 is a time to…

 Nurture the long-term vision

These last 2 years, Saturn (planet representing backbone and hard work) has been pushing us to earn what we tend to take for granted in the Sagittarius area of our chart, and manifest a broader vision. This is the last year in a long time we have this powerful energy in the cosmos to bring a creative dream into reality. It doesn’t have to be perfect or be ready RIGHT NOW -think of something you’d really like to invest your energy in and nurture for the next 3 years.

The moon (our reactive system) next to Saturn is like a message from the Universe, asking us to stick to the vision. When we have a vision and we want to make it happen, we get a reaction -positive or negative results, maybe both. What if you get some criticism? or rejection? or failure? just stick to the plan. Focus on the vision you know it’s part of a bigger picture.

Work extra hours

The period that goes from the winter solstice (December 22nd) until this point is usually hard. This time, it’s been softened by the influence of Jupiter in Libra, allowing us to access abundance and growth through our relationships. Awesome. We’ve been working with a spectrum of desire since December, and now what we want is revealing the contrast -this project/relationship/goal: how much work is it going to take, is it the right thing for me right now, how does it feel, etc.

Venus rules over relationships, money, and commerce, while Jupiter rules over abundance and expansion. Both are retrograde, meaning their energy is inward. And Mars -that rules over man and for women, it represents the energy we use for work and career issues- is in Taurus, sign ruled by Venus, which is retrograde.

Meaning: this is a cosmic moment to find the abundance and the harmony within, and pour it into what we do and the way we relate to others. Hard work done wholeheartedly will pay off when Jupiter and Venus turn direct.

A detox from romantic myth and external validation

The need for praising, validation, attention might not be easy to meet. I invite you to think about it this way: getting what you want, the way you want it from the other might be pleasurable. Letting go of it… that’s hot. These are the type of issues to be worked with Venus retrograde.

Connecting from lack (I don’t want to be alone) vs. connecting from wholeness. Being able to feel good, regardless of external stimulation and response. Restoring our self-esteem from the core. Unhealthy patterns come up so we can notice them and choose to do it differently this time.

Image: Stella Fong.

Earn clarity

How could we have clarity about what we want, if there wasn’t any contrast? Contrasting situations show you both the downside of what you’ve chosen and the possibilities available if you are open to shifting your perspective and see the long-term, big picture window of opportunity. Clarity is something we earn:

  • when things don’t go our way, but we don’t hold on to it -we flow
  • in the process of accepting what we want -sometimes peeling off the layers of ego
  • overcoming the tests life throws at us

Wishing you a blessed Equinox,



Learning a new language is like a workout for the mind, the ears, and the tongue. Let’s warm up.

#1 Introduce yourself

This is a simple phrase to introduce yourself, like “Hi, I’m _____, it’s nice to meet you”. You can listen to the audio for pronunciation. The pink dots indicate word-stress.

Now record yourself saying this phrase, upload it -you can use SoundCloud- and post it to the facebook group on the “introduce yourself” post. Don’t forget to smile while recording 🙂

#2 Meeting new people

Now that we can introduce ourselves, let’s get to know other people.

This is the pronunciation:

For the “How are you” questions, these are some possible answers:

This is the pronunciation:

Now go to the group, find an amigo (friend) or amiga (a female friend) and have a little chat using this language via skype. When you finish, upload a picture to the group that proves that you had a real conversation with a real human being.


May the odds be in your favor. Just kidding. Have fun!


#3 Language immersion: reading

This is the website of a Guest House in South America

Explore the website to answer the following questions

  1. Does the Guest House have a pool?
  2. Where is the Guest House located? (Country and City)
  3. How old is the House?
  4. What’s their phone number?
  5. The story behind the house is a horror story, a war story or a love story?


#4 Grammar: talk about people

Look at this chart about pronouns in English

Now complete the chart in Spanish. Post to the group for peer-revision

Título de la publicación en el blog

¿Qué es lo que debes incluir en una publicación en el blog? Contenido útil, específico a la industria, que: 1) ofrece información práctica a los lectores, y 2) demuestra que eres un experto de la industria.

Usa las publicaciones en el blog de tu empresa para opinar sobre temas actuales de la industria, humaniza a tu empresa y demuestra cómo tus productos y servicios pueden ayudar a las personas.Use your company’s blog posts to opine on current industry topics, humanize your company, and show how your products and services can help people.