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17 June 2013 0 Comments

Learn Horary Astrology & Palmistry

Astrology has an ancient history and has been used for hundreds of years to assist people in making decisions regarding important life questions.

The Horary Astrology’ Diploma correspondence course contains the foundation principles for natal and modern astrology.
The Palmistry Diploma Correspondence Course shows how to read the hands. With the aid mobile phones images of the digital images of the hands can be sent from anywhere in the world.

Learn astrology and palmistry.

  • Work at your own pace from your own home
  • Learn from a highly qualified and experienced teacher
  • Save on travel/relocation time and expenses
  • Manage your existing commitments without interruption
  • Receive all lessons & support by email & Skype
  • Set yourself up with a solid knowledge foundation
  • Receive recognition (Diploma) for your time and effort

You’ll have all the support you need to successfully complete your course, including ongoing contact with your tutor Peter Burns throughout the duration of your studies.

Online Courses include:

9 important advantages
of studying with Ambrosia Academy of Astrology:

  • Your teacher, Peter Burns, is highly qualified, and has 30 years experience consulting and teaching predictive and natal astrology and palmistry.
  • Each astrology and palmistry course is thorough and detailed.
  • All required reading material is included within each course.
  • You receive personal guidance and assistance every step of the way.
  • Your questions are answered with care, respect and personal attention.
  • You can contact Peter Burns at any time with your concerns or questions.
  • Peter G Burns guarantees to provide you with all the care and assistance you need to become the best astrologer that you can be.
  • All graduates receive a Certificate signed personally by Peter Burns.
  • Graduates receive a 20% discount on further courses/products.

Click on the course which interests you and email me if you have more questions:
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Your tutor is, Peter Burns, is highly qualified, and has 30 years experience consulting and teaching predictive and natal astrology and palmistry.

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23 August 2014 2 Comments

Palmistry Course

Palmistry CourseLearn to read the hands.

10 week Palmistry Course

Every Saturday except the 3rd Saturday of the month.
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This is a ‘Hands-On’ event.
Learn through practice and study.
Earn credits towards Palmistry Diploma.
Graduates eligible to continue into the Astro-Palmistry module.
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Peter Burns has been reading hands and teaching since 1982.

Author of The Palmistry Textbook.

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Inquiries: Email Peter Burns or phone or text: 0411 530 762


13 August 2014 2 Comments

Venus in Leo: Radiant love for everyone?

radiant love Venus LeoVenus, the planet of love, ruling things that are soft, pretty and attractive; chocolate, luxury, love and lust, young women and beauty, has entered Leo.

Leo is fixed, hot and dry, constant and generous, sometimes fierce, dominant and radiant.

In Leo Venus loses some of its softness and receptivity and becomes more outgoing, hardened and fixed. Her moisture dries up a little. Moisture is the bonding agent and consequently she bonds less and dominates more.

Does this mean that you will become more dominant in your love life? No, or at least it is unlikely.

While many astrological writers are fond of treating celestial events as though they apply to everyone, one of the foundation principles of astrology is that everyone has a different horoscope, and will therefore respond in different ways or not at all to specific events. Celestial events which correlate will my horoscope may not correlate with yours.

It has become common to extrapolate interpretations applied to cosmic events to a personal level, as though these events affect us all in the same way. If there was some confusion with mundane astrology, which deals with large groups of people such as nations, it might be understandable, but this does not appear to be the case..

This ‘broad brush’ application of celestial events to personal charts without consideration for individual differences is not good astrology, in my opinion. I think the fact that it is plastered all over the internet is a sad reflection on the state of astrology in the modern world.

Do we keep our silence on the matter, say nothing in case we might offend someone?

Are you concerned that in the public’s eye this generalized astrology might pass for excellent astrological practice?

Could there be a commercial incentive, such as attracting more views to one’s web site?

Does the fact that some who publish this homogenized astrology have qualifications from prestigious organisations influence our continued silence?

Is there anyone else who thinks as I do?

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9 August 2014 2 Comments

Pets in astrology

petThese seems to be confusion on a number of associated issues regarding pets.
Here I will discuss 4 related issues regarding the assignment of pets to the astrological houses.

1. I love my pet so much its like a child, therefore it is a 5th house matter.

So back to some basics: Small animals are represented by the 6th house ruler. The 5th house is reserved for babies. If ever a dog attacks your baby any doubt you may have on this matter will evaporate instantly.

Even when we have sentimental or strong feelings for a pet it is still a pet. Your relationship with the animal may be incredibly loving, but that does not make it a baby. A baby is a baby and a pet is a pet. Astrology reflects reality.

BTW in horary astrology a missing pet and its condition is represented by the ruler of the 6th house. In natal astrology we also look to the 6th house ruler. Click here to read about how astrological transits of the owner of a pet were reflected in the life and death of her pet cat Alexander.

2. I have a working relationship with a pet, such as a guide dog, so therefore my pet belongs to the 7th house.

One of the major differences between the 7th and 6th houses concerns hierarchy.

The 7th house is about equal relationships, and the 6th house is about unequal relationships. If a pet is in a working relationship that is a 6th house matter, so we look at the 6th house ruler. It is the human who is in charge, and it is the pet which is providing services for the human.

The same principle applies when we contract a sub-contractor or employ someone: that person is represented by the 6th house ruler.

3. I have a special loving relationship with my pet, which fills the void in my life since my partner died, therefore my pet belongs to the 7th house.

Just because we have a relationship with someone or a pet that does not automatically make it a 7th house matter. It depends on the nature of the relationship, not how much we love the pet.

To assume that because the 7th house covers our romantic relationships that it covers all relationships shows wishy-washy thinking and a lack of understanding of the astrology basics.

We have business and other relationships which belong in the seventh. These can be adversarial or cooperative, but what they have in common is that the two people are roughly on an equal footing.

Our colleagues at work fall into this category. But our relationships with those who answer to us or are in some sense subordinate to us at work come under the 6th house.

4. A relationship with a pet or child can morph from one level to another because feelings about that person or pet changes. Therefore we can use a different house.

Again the fundamentals of astrology are not understood.

The arrangement of the houses is not based on how we feel. Some may entertain this notion from a sentimental point of view and would like it to be the case, but the horoscope is not a projection of our feelings. It’s about a more objective reality.

Once we start changing the meaning of the houses because we have strong feelings about something our capacity to be objective is diminished.

It is true that we may engage in activities with our children that can be categorised under different houses, such as a negotiation concerning rights (7th house), a game of scrabble or a walk in the park (5th house activities), or even run a business together (10th house activity).

The activity is one thing but our children don’t suddenly belong to the 7th house just because we engage in 7th house activities with them. They will always be our children no matter how grown up they become. This reflects a biological reality and this reality is rooted in our deep sub-conscious. Astrology must reflect reality.

Once we start imposing our ideals about how we think things should be astrology, and our clarity about reality, becomes diminished.

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4 August 2014 0 Comments

Decanates – Days of the week


The ancients listed the planets in the order of their apparent orbital speed around the earth. This is often referred to as ‘The Chaldean Order’.

This order begins with Saturn which has the slowest orbital speed of approximately 29 years to the fastest planet which is the Moon which takes about one month to orbit the earth.

The order is Saturn, Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury and the Moon.

If you are new to astrology please note that the lights (the Sun and the Moon) are referred to as ‘planets’ – the word planet comes from the Greek meaning moving star. Astrologers of course understand that the Sun is a star and the Moon a satellite of the earth.

It is interesting that the Sun is placed in the centre of this planetary order – astrologers have known for a very long time that the Sun is the centre of the solar system.

This Chaldean order is used for the 7 “ages of man”, the 7 days of the week, as a means of understanding the 12 house of the zodiac, the minor essential dignities called ‘face’, etc. .


The decanates are a division of the zodiac signs into equal divisions of three. Since there are 30 degrees in each sign, each decanate contains ten degrees.

In the adjacent image the decanates are shown beneath the Chaldean order of the planets. In the horizontal rows of this table are shown the planetary rulers of each decanate beginning with Mars as the 1st decanate ruler of Aries. Following Mars, in the Chaldean order of the planets is the Sun, then Venus, followed by Mercury at the beginning of the row for Taurus, and so on.

Days of the week

It is interesting that when this order of planets is read vertically down the column, the planets follow the order of the days of the week: Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn.

Sunday is the day of the Sun, Monday is the day of the Moon, Tuesday is ruled by Mars (named after the Scandinavian god Tyr); Wednesday is ruled by Mercury (named after the Scandinavian god Woden); Thursday is ruled by Jupiter (named after the Scandinavian god Thor); Friday is ruled by Venus (named after the Scandinavian god Frigg); and Saturday is the day of Saturn, the last day of the week.

The first column begins with Mars (Tuesday), followed by Mercury (Wednesday), Jupiter (Thursday), Venus (Friday); and so on. The middle column begins with the Sun (Sunday), followed by the Moon (Monday), Mars (Tuesday), Mercury (Wednesday); and so on. The third column begins with Venus (Friday), followed by Saturn (Saturday), the Sun (Sunday); and so on.

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22 July 2014 0 Comments

The Life Line and astrology

The Life LineIn my experience there are few astrologers who really appreciate the connection between palmistry and astrology. Not only is there a very close connection, but palmistry can inform astrology.

Palmistry is like a time capsule from the past in which a more ancient understanding of astrology has been preserved. The Sun in palmistry echoes the life force, that force that enables our physical existence. On the hands it is like the engine that drives the car. Everybody has a life line. Without physical life is not possible.

The Sun mount is found at the base of the palm beside the thumb. The Life Line which encircles it records the strength of the life force, physical dynamism.

In astrology the Sun also has an association with vitality, although we hear this word less often. Transits and progressions to the Sun can be very significant for our life.

Because we can measure time on the Life Line the ability to interpret the likely consequences of future transits can be correlated. This is a boon for those astrologers who take the time to study the sister art of palmistry. Such a study offers an important advantage in the ability to address the concerns and needs of the client.

At the moment I am developing an astro-palmistry course, which I intend to offer both as a correspondence course and in face-to-face lessons for those who are able to attend. If you are interesting please email me to add your name to the list for notification.

I am also making available for purchase the Lesson on the Life Line from my Palmistry Correspondence Course.

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21 July 2014 0 Comments

Taxation and other people’s money

moneySomebody said to me the other day that taxation belongs to the 8th house.

Why? I asked – because, I was told, the 8th house is other people’s money.

Well yes that’s true but taxation isn’t other people’s money. The reason it is attributed to the 8th house is because some astrologers did not know which house should rule taxation – ah well let’s just pop it into the 8th house.

Actually to be really clear taxation is the government’s money, and if you don’t believe it’s true try having an argument with them about it! And since it’s the government’s money it belongs to the 11th house, which is the 2nd house from the 10th house of government.

Just as the 2nd house from the 1st house is your money and provides you with support and sustenance, so the 2nd from the 10th supports the government. It is the government’s coffers.

In questions like: Will I be hit with a big tax bill? what we don’t want to see is the government (10th house ruler) taking a shine to your money (2nd house ruler). What we do want is no aspects between the two rulers and the 10th house ruler in the sign where your 2nd house ruler is in detriment or fall. If the government does not like your money it is a good thing!

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18 July 2014 2 Comments

Malaysian Flight M17 Horoscope

Flight M17 Malaysian Airlines last contact horoscopeThis is the Malaysian Flight M17 horoscope for the last moment authorities were in contact with the plane, since presumed to be shot down.

As more accurate information has become available I have adjusted the time and the ascendant has moved from 10 Sagittarius to 1 Sagittarius. Wikipedia is my source and this roughly corresponds with information passed on by Ed Tamplin.

The longitude and latitude is based on Tamak, a town close to where the debris landed. The time and place coordinated may need to be further adjustment when more accurate details are known.

The Moon translates the light of Mercury in Cancer to the Sun in Cancer, using only the classical planets. The plane itself is represented by Lord 1: Jupiter, which has only just ingressed into Leo.

I have not had time to consider any analysis – simply offering the chart as a resource, and invite comments including more accurate time/place coordinates.

The second chart is set its departure from Amsterdam. Of clear significance are the angular bodies: Moon on the 7th house cusp and Mercury on the Midheaven. During the flight the Moon passes Mercury, picking up its light and applies it to the Sun.

In both charts the Moon is angular, moving from the 7th house cusp in the departure chart to the 4th house cusp in the last contact chart.

Malaysian Flight M17 leaves Amsterdam

17 July 2014 0 Comments

Palmistry Hand Types

Palmistry Hand TypesSuccessful hand reading is the art of combination. The hand reader who is able to correctly categorize palmistry hand types has a major advantage because categories offer a comprehensive personality description. It is like a ‘package deal’. If you can identify the package you will know what is inside without needing to analyse each aspect of the hands.

I have just added to my list of products the module: Palmistry Hand Types which is an extract from the lesson on Hand Types from my Palmistry Correspondence Course Diploma.

It includes a description of four types of hand classification systems developed over the last two centuries, including a presentation of the hand classification system that I use.

Also included is a table summarizing the important features of each hand type according to palm width, finger length, finger tips, finger smoothness, padding on the palms, hardness of the palms, flexibility of the hands and line structure.

Following is a brief discussion of features that do not fit and are out of sync with hand types.

Next follows a physical description of each hand type which includes characteristics such as general appearance, line structure, shape, finger shape and refinement. and personality description. Following is a personality description and lifestyle preferences, plus emotional and intellectual expression.

Included with the description of each personality type is a sample photo or print.

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16 July 2014 0 Comments

Translation of Light

Recently a student asked: What does Translation of light mean?
The explanation below is drawn from lesson 17 of my Horary Astrology Diploma Course.

A translation of light occurs when one planet conveys the influence of another planet to a third planet.

Translation of light is often used in horary astrology and although not often mentioned, also has applications in natal astrology.

Translation of LightAn example: Venus is at 5 Sagittarius, the Moon is at 4 Aries and Jupiter is at 10 Capricorn.

In this case the Moon first applies by trine to Venus (A), and then carries the light of Venus by square to Jupiter (B). In this case Jupiter is the recipient of the light of Venus which is carried to it by the Moon.

Translation of light is very effective in cases where there is no aspect between two planets, but they are brought together by a third, faster moving planet.
This is particularly useful in situations where a go-between can be of influence such as in marriage brokering or business negotiations. Whether the outcome of this translation of light will be beneficial or detrimental to the parties concerned will be shown by the dignities and dispositions of the planets involved.

Translation of light occurs when two slower moving planets are connected by a faster moving planet. The third planet must be faster moving.
Translation can take place by any aspect including conjunction, and be frustrated or prevented.

In order to be effective the aspects involved in the translation must perfect.


8 July 2014 0 Comments

Mercury in astrology and palmistry

Mercury line It is interesting to compare Mercury in astrology and palmistry.

On the hands the Mercury line often has its source on the Mount of the Moon, which is the area at the base of the palm on the other side of the hand to the thumb.  This line either has its source on the Mount of the Moon or passes through this area. In palmistry the Moon is associated with the imagination and the emotions.

In astrology, particularly in Vedic astrology, the Moon is associated with the images of the mind, and these images usually play an integral part of our emotional experiences, whether we are in a state of anxiety or hopeful expectation.

It is Mercury which sorts files and sometimes articulates these images. Mercury is like the clerk and / or spokesperson, forever the servant.

Last Sunday while doing readings for the public I spoke to several people with well defined Mercury lines on their palms who also had Mercury well placed in their horoscopes. On was a teacher, another a trainer and another a salesperson. Each was involved with clarifying and delivering information in one form or another.

It is no coincidence to find correspondences such as these between astrology and palmistry. The two systems are intimately linked with the hands providing a picture of how the natal horoscope finds expression in real life. I believe that without a knowledge of palmistry the astrologer is handicapped. Those with a knowledge of palmistry have a big advantage in being able to provide assistance to clients.

If you are interesting in learning astro-palmistry please send me an email and I will put you on the waiting list for early notification. I hope to complete the design of the astro-palmistry course in the near future.

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