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Palmistry Hints – Hand Shape November 3, 2007

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 The shape of the palm and length of the fingers show our natural approach to life as explained by the elements of Fire, Earth, Air and Water.Fire people are the ones that are warm and vibrant and always in a hurry. They have a long palm with deep lines and short fingers. Earth people are reliable and practical and don’t change their mind easily. They have square shaped palms with a few deep lines and short fingers.

Air people are the talkers, net-workers and communicators and they have square palms with many wiry lines and long fingers. Finally, Water people are sensitive empathetic people with long palms, many fines lines and long fingers.

You may have noticed that the first two types, i.e. Fire and Earth both have short fingers. These are the people who are quick thinkers. While the Air and Water types have long fingers and tend to think slowly.

So if you want a job done quickly get a short fingered person, but if it’s a job that needs lots of attention to detail; get a long fingered person and be content to wait.

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To each and every one of you; all the best – and look at your hands and know you are unique: then look to the heavens and know you are part of something greater than yourself.

Yours in the stars

Kerry

Ancient Journeys November 3, 2007

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  This is the extended version of my article in “The Gippsland Horizon”

The modern tarmac suddenly turned into paving that was 6000 years old as I travelled on my odyssey through Malta and Greece. I went on this trip as part of a study group in mythology, astrology and dream therapy. In Malta I visited the pagan Neolithic Earth Mother worship sites. Then in Greece I visited many of the temples of the twelve Gods and Goddesses of Olympus. In both locations I also saw the early churches of the Christian God. During this journey I heard the ancient myths, touched the ancient rock, looked at the northern stars, discussed the group’s dreams, and immersed myself in the study of astrology, mythology and dream therapy.

On the rocky island of Malta you can stand in front of the oldest standing buildings in the world; built from about 6000 years ago. They are now just roofless bare skeletons of huge eroded limestone, but here they worshipped the earth and the fertility of the female figure. No words or writings exist of the Maltese temple builders, but plenty of voluptuous female figures and male phallic symbols litter the museums. They buried their dead and welcomed the return to life, just as they buried the seeds and waited till the crops sprouted and gave forth food and life to their community. Here I learnt how the ancients honoured the cycle of fertility, and of life and death, and thus they gave me lessons in how to help deal with changes and grief.

In one temple site, called Mnajdra, the main entrance faces east, and I stood on the equinox line of the Sun and saw that the first morning light would shine into the deepest recesses on the wall of the main altar in the rear chamber. During the winter and summer solstices you could see that the path that the first rays of the sun would follow was to illuminate two decorated stone pillars in the first chamber. Thus they used the temple to measure time and the change of the seasons. Scientists have said that people of that age could not know this, and that it was a coincidence, but here I was; a witness to their knowledge and understanding of the heavens.

As the Maltese temple builder civilization faded, another one grew, and I visited the monuments of ancient Greece. Even the foundations, the statues that remain intact, and the delicate carvings, leave one in awe of the majesty of these temples. There were temples dedicated to the God Zeus, to Apollo, to Poseidon and also to the female Goddesses of Hera, Athena and Aphrodite amongst others. Classic Greece reached its peak over 2500 years ago, and was the birth place of democracy, philosophy, arts, literature, medicine, science, astronomy and of course my particular interest, astrology. The skills of ancient astrology have been lost to modern times and I seek to rediscover techniques and the art of astrology as used in the old days. As we wandered the sites we could see changes made as the Greek civilization faded and Rome became the ruling power. Noticeably this meant that the artistic theatres of the Greeks were converted into arenas for spectator sports and gladiator fights by covering the acoustic friendly sand with paving.  The myths also changed and all the Gods and Goddess changed their names; Zeus became known as Jupiter, and Aphrodite became known as Venus. The Gods became the planets, and the myths of the Gods became part of ancient astrology.

And finally I visited a convent, a monastery and various churches of the Christian era where the many gods and goddesses of ancient times became one God. These were awe-inspiring, some with extremely ornate interiors, gold, intricately carved stone walls, and priceless paintings. One ancient church had beautiful fresco paintings on every space imaginable, including a pentacle and a zodiac in one corner. I felt quite at home. In other places you could see the Christian cross carved into Roman and Greek buildings when they were converted into churches.

Finally, after we heard the myths and had seen the sites, we would sleep and weave our own dreams. Then we would discuss these dreams, and to my amazement we learnt just how deeply the ancient myths are entwined in our lives. Dreams and myths are metaphors for life and these can be combined with astrology and used as a unique way of understanding ourselves. I learnt how to turn the language of astrology into a language that is understood by everyone. This builds on the communication in my readings so that a client can easily understand the issue they face and how to make the most of their current situation. I also learnt that while cultures and beliefs change over millennium, essentially we are still the same in our need to connect with the divine and to connect with each other.

And a final word to my newsletter readers; I had a wonderful fun filled time with like-minded people and learnt how to appreciate a glass of ouzo with a meal!

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Birthday Greetings go out to all November born Scorpios, Sagittarians, and

December born Capricorns.

The Scorpio said “I will be as harsh as truth and uncompromising as justice. I do not wish to use moderation” Sylvia Plath

The Sagittarius said ” Tomorrow is our permanent address” E.E. Cummings

The Capricorn said “What on earth would a man do with himself if something did not stand in his way?” H.G. Wells

Planetary Highlights NovDec 2007 November 3, 2007

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  Planetary Highlights  We can look forward to an energetic couple of months. Jupiter is in aspect to Uranus during November and suggests a restless search for truth and the experience of new ideas. This is a liberating eye-opening aspect and represents a challenge to our belief systems. We question our ideas and as a result some will change, and others will hold firm to their opinions, but all of us will ask ourselves what do we believe in, and why?

You can actually see Jupiter as the brightest light in the sky through November shining low on the western horizon in the early evening.

Then through December Jupiter will be next to Pluto, the God of the Underworld who sees and knows all. This powerful aspect happens approximately every 12 years and represents a time we want to speak out the current social and cultural situations and change them for the good of all. So community groups, action groups and similar, could be galvanised into having a more active participation in government. We could also seek a strong leader – and the Federal Elections are close. The one who will appear the strongest will win. At the end of December this Jupiter/Pluto union is activated by a connection to the full moon and Mars. The resultant energy release could be dynamic force for pushing along transformational ideas and reform. But this energy, if released without purpose, could result in emotional tension. I think we are able to decide how we want to use all that potential energy on a personal level? If we use it then we can achieve, so decide on how you want your piece of the world transformed, believe it can happen, and work for its success.

The Moon begins her journey this month with a new moon on November the 10th in Scorpio. The basic theme for this new moon is the need to go beneath the surface to understand our creative impulses and act on them. The full moon will be on 25th November in Gemini and represents the illumination of our restrictive past patterns.

On the 10th December the new moon is in Sagittarius and the basic theme is seeing the difference between the established old compared to the adaptable new ways of existing. 

The full moon will be next to Mars (look for the small reddish star) on the 24th December in Cancer. This represents a universal rush of emotional energy about protecting and nurturing our family and friends.

Your Sun Signs Nov-Dec 2007 November 3, 2007

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  Aries Your ruler, Mars, is appearing to turn in reverse. So you too may feel like you are going backwards. This also awakens your protective instincts but you could over-react to perceived threats. Venus comes to enliven the relationship sector of your chart.  Later, the dramatic full moon in December has the potential to infuse you with a surge of emotions and a sense of purpose.

Taurus

Your “thinking and decision making” sector is being disturbed. This could lead to impulsive decisions or communications misunderstands. In December your relationship sector is very active so you want to connect with other people in a special way. So, at the very least, make sure you don’t miss an important engagement. But importantly, take your time and don’t let anyone rush you into making decisions.

Gemini

There are disruptions in you money and values sector so don’t take risks with money. But it is a good time to make strategic plans and persevere in carrying them out.  The Full Moon late November will magnify your feelings and soon brings on a sense of restlessness. This suggests you may spend December in a scattered rush, but also coming up with some great inventive ideas.

Cancer

Mars, the warrior god, is in Cancer. This awakens your protective and caring nature and you are motivated to ensure security. But if your self confidence is challenged, you could retreat behind your thick shell. Your energy levels may also fluctuate. Late in December the full moon in Cancer leads to a surge of emotional energy, and an urge for physical activity.

Leo

Your home sector is being activated and represents an appreciation of home and family and you may want to redecorate or buy something for the house. You could have a strong urge to lean on somebody or to allow others to lean on you. This mutual support can strength you, but only if its mutual. Otherwise you could feel depleted.

Virgo

Your money sector is being activated and you want the good life – nothing like a bit of luxury to make you feel good. But make sure that you can afford it. On one hand you could desire to steer a conservative course during this time but on the other hand your ruler, Mercury, is challenging you to adapt and come up with alternative ideas and solutions. 

Libra

Venus, your ruling planet is in your sign most of November and early December. This represents a sense of fulfilment and of completeness. With this energy you can accomplish a great deal. All the same, be prepared for your career to hit a few bumps. A disruptive energy to your work sector will tend to hold back opportunities and you may not have all the information you need.

Scorpio

The new moon in your sign in early November represents a perfect time to start building for your dreams. Don’t settle for second best – aim high, take a risk and make some changes. Then Venus enters you sign in December and heightens your intense loyalty to others but could also bring the tendency to get distracted with the good things of life.

Sagittarius

An energising and liberating energy comes to you with the New Moon in your sign in December. This explains why there is a sense of waiting for something to happen. You are poised to step forward and then persevere through to your desired outcome. But at the same time there could be a desire to rebel against authorities. Will you lead, or will you rebel?

Capricorn

Venus is travelling through your role-in-the- world sector suggesting you want some peace and harmony at work, or be able to bring it to the people around you. But your favourite people are unable to help and may even hinder you. An optimistic spirit arrives as Jupiter enters your sign in mid December. Therefore you may want to let loose some of your constraints and relax into the festive season. 

Aquarius

Your traditional ruler, Saturn is in strong aspect to your modern ruler, Uranus. This represents a struggle between the old and the new. You have rebelled with others to be where you are now. You could now feel that the reality you have created for yourself needs to be overhauled. So think about what entrenched beliefs you need to change to be where you want to be.

Pisces

Mars is activating your social sector and represents a whirl of engagements and activities which may distract you from finding out what’s bothering the people around you. Once focused, you may find yourself very sensitive to the hidden feeling of others.  Jupiter’s connections through December suggest you are developing strong spiritual and intellectual strengths – new studies or a leadership role could beckon.

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What’s happening in the Heavens

For all you night owls-

The brightest star in the west is actually Jupiter but it will disappear down into the horizon by approximately 9.30pm. Appearing in November and clearly visible in December is the constellations Taurus and Orion. You may be able to see the cluster of the 7 visible stars of Pleiades in the shoulder of the Taurean bull. In Greek mythology they are Aphrodite’s seven daughters that were turned into doves. Slightly above Taurus is Orion, a statuesque warrior, but to our eyes he is upside down and his belt and sword becomes the group known to us as the Saucepan.

For all you early birds-

Mars is clearly visible high in the early morning sky in Cancer.  Through December it will become noticeable lower in the sky and by later in the month it will be very low on the western horizon. It stands out from all the other stars as it twinkles with a reddish glow.

Venus is shining brightly as the morning star. She is visible in the east before the Sun rises and will journey through Libra in November and enters Scorpio on the 6th December. She spends 9 months as the morning star so it’s no surprise she has been associated with fertility for thousands of years.