Karmic updates via
Welcome!

Feel good and be in the know every day! Get a FREE DailyHoroscope.com membership for daily insight and practical advice to improve your Karma and your life! Sign up now »

Volunteering to Help Haiti and Others in Need

Find rewarding volunteer work for every horoscope sign

One year after the devastating 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, volunteers continue working to rebuild the ruined country -- structurally, socially and psychologically.

Since the quake, aid organizations and non-profit groups have raised billions of dollars toward recovery efforts. The Red Cross reports they received donations totaling $479 million, including more than $32 million raised through text messaging (how's that for good mobile phone Karma?!). But so much more help still is needed. 

You can help by making donations to the organizations involved in long-term revovery work, including the Clinton Foundation (which allows you to choose how your money will be spent, i.e. for medical supplies or tents); Shelter Box (which provides shelter and life-saving equipment); or MercyCorp, a nonprofit based here in Portland, Ore., where DH also is headquarted.

MercyCorp has been able to provide more than 830,000 people with emergency food, clean water, household necessities and shelter materials, plus programs for post-disaster trauma support and temporary jobs. That feels pretty good to hear, doesn't it?

Believe us, it feels even better to help. And whether you choose to help Haiti or find volunteer work in your own local community, there's no faster connection to Karma than volunteering.

Consider your astrological traits to help figure out what volunteer activities would be most fulfilling for you, from cuddling kitties at the Humane Society to designing a website for a non-profit organization. Here's how you can best help right now:

Aries (March 21 to April 19)

Because you never sit still for long, Aries, an active form of volunteering would suit you best. You could swing a hammer for an organization like Habitat for Humanity, which helps low-income folks build their own homes, or teach survival skills to at-risk youth in a wilderness setting. Recreational activities for a camp or church group would also be right up your alley—from leading exercise classes to playing games with kids.

Taurus (April 20 to May 20)

You greatly appreciate art and culture, Taurus, and can spend hours looking at relics from the past. So, why not volunteer to spend a few hours a week as a docent at a local art gallery or natural history museum? You might also enjoy indulging your earthy sensibilities by helping to grow vegetables at a community garden or organic farm, or by grooming sheep, milking goats and cows or cleaning stalls at a 4-H Club or county fair.

Emily Trinkaus

The Sun's move into Cancer on June 21 also marks a shift of seasons: the Summer Solstice, the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. ... continued »

We hear a lot about Sun signs in Astrology, but do you know how much the Moon also affects you? Changing signs every two and a quarter days, the Moon is the fastest moving astrological “planet.” The Moon represents our emotions ... continued »

Whether you're just getting into Astrology or looking to brush up on Astrology basics, we've got answers to all of your frequently asked questions about Astrology, horoscope signs, planets, aspects, transits, birth charts and more. Many people don't realize how much more there is to Astrology than your Sun sign, but that's really only the tip of the cosmic iceberg. ... continued »

by Simone Butler

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer! Which fresh dishes are best for your BBQ? It all depends on everyone's horoscope sign! Intrepid Fire signs are in all about the grill, while light-hearted Air signs flock toward of salads. Sensual Earth signs love ... continued »

Planetary Placements

What's up in the Cosmos?

See where each planet is and how
they're affecting you right now! Go »

More for today

Get more insight into your day!

Horoscope
Horoscope
Tarot
Tarot
Number
Number
Hexagram
Hexagram