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Learn astrology and palmistry. Horary astrology is a specialty. Included in these courses are ancient methods and techniques that are sometimes missing from modern practice. Work from the convenience of your home at your own pace. A variety of Astrology classes are offered. You receive personal mentoring by Peter Burns with every lesson.
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17 June 2013 0 Comments

Astrology and Palmistry Courses

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

The Horary Astrology Practitioners Diploma correspondence course contains the foundation principles for natal and modern astrology.

The Palmistry Practitioners Diploma correspondence Course provides basic logical principles underlying hand reading as well as the “how-to” practical application about how to read the hands. With the aid of mobile phones digital images of the hands can be sent from anywhere in the world.

Advantages of learning astrology and palmistry by email correspondence

  • 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 and support by email
  • 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 horary 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 Diploma signed personally by Peter Burns.

If you have any questions please send me an email.

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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Horary Astrology Reading Request a reading. Most subjects covered.

The Horary Astrology Practitioners Diploma correspondence course contains the foundation principles for natal and modern astrology.

The Palmistry Practitioners Diploma correspondence Course provides basic logical principles underlying hand reading as well as the "how-to" practical application about how to read the hands.

15 August 2017 0 Comments

Barnaby Joyce

Barnaby Joyce horoscope

Barnaby Joyce horoscope With news that Barnaby Joyce may have dual citizenship and therefore may have to step down from parliament I decided to have a look at his horoscope.

I have no birth time so I have used the thema mundi chart which is set for noon and shown here without houses and the Moon’s movement through his birthday is between 10-23 of Cancer.

The solar eclipse of August 21 2017 aspects his Sun with an orb of 2-3 degrees. While this might be considered to be the maximum orb allowable it does highlight his natal Sun, arguably one of the most important points in any horoscope.

Solar eclipses are associated with unexpected surprises where hidden forces are released and the situation changes very quickly. In the context of Barnaby’s position as deputy leader of Australia and the challenger to his right to hold that position this eclipse suggests that his tenure is under serious threat.

Aries ingress Australia Checking on the Aries ingress of the Sun for Australia we see that the solar eclipse of August 17 conjoins the 11th cusp. The 10th house represents the government and in particular the Prime Minister (PM). The 11th house, as the derived 2nd house from the 10th house, represents the support for the PM. The deputy PM is the PM’s most primary support and is represented by the 11th house.  The 11th house also represents the Liberal and National Party MPs whose votes the PM relies upon to form government.

The conjunction of the Sun with the 11th house suggests some sort of crises for the government’s support and therefore also for the government.

The 11th house cusp is closely aspected by the Moon and Saturn. Saturn rules the opposition because it rules the sign opposite to the government’s 10th house, and the Moon as 9th house ruler represents the high court.

It does not look good for the government or for Barnaby Joyce.

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The Horary Astrology Practitioners Diploma correspondence course contains the foundation principles for natal and modern astrology.

The Palmistry Practitioners Diploma correspondence Course provides basic logical principles underlying hand reading as well as the "how-to" practical application about how to read the hands.

7 August 2017 0 Comments

Lunar Eclipse August 7 2017

With so much talk of eclipses it is worthwhile pausing for a moment to consider the nature of a lunar eclipse. During a solar eclipse the Sun’s light is obscured by the Moon which passes between the earth and the Sun. In a lunar eclipse it is the earth which passes between the Sun and the Moon, preventing the Sun’s light from shining on the Moon.

The Sun and its light since ancient time have represented logos, the divine light of reason, truth and clarity. The Moon represents our emotional responses, our reactive nature.

The glyph representing the earth shows the circle of spirit containing the cross of matter. The vertical pole of this cross represents the solstice axis through the soul descends to earth and, after experiencing the world of desire and materialism, ascends back to its home. The horizontal pole represents the necessity for physical survival, for engaging in the day-to-day struggle for existence and mastery over our desires.

The intersection of the two poles shows the struggle to come to terms with the opposing objectives of reaching for the highest principles while surviving life’s challenges. This is the cross of matter, the burden of living completely in this material world while at the same time wanting to return home. During a lunar eclipse these difficult dilemmas find expression as the earth interposes itself between the Sun’s light of truth, and the Moon’s reflection of this light to earth. In the rush to resolve difficult issues of the world protagonists are blind to higher truths, as represented by the lights.

Lunar Eclipse August 7 2017Focusing for the moment of the US, we see tonight’s lunar eclipse (August 7 2017) has 29.57 Leo on the Midheaven in Washington DC, which is within a degree of the August 21 2017 solar eclipse in 2 weeks. This solar eclipse is visible across continental US.

This partial lunar eclipse is hidden from view for those living in the Americas, and is visible mainly in Asia, and also Australia and the eastern seaboard of Africa. Its connection with political events in the US is suggested by the degree of the Midheaven being coincident with the following solar eclipse.

Given that there are a number of political hot spots in Asia, notably the Korean missile crisis, the contention over islands in the South China sea, and the insurgency in the Philippines, it seems likely that developments there may have a flow-on effect in US politics.

Lunar Eclipse August 7 2017 VisibilityA different interpretation might be that this lunar eclipse represents hidden forces (the eclipse is not visible in the Americas) pushing developments that have important repercussions for America. The Midheaven represents the government and it its leadership.

Peter Burns will explore the subject of the August 2017 eclipses in more detail at the Victorian Astrology Association (VAA) meeting on Saturday August 19.

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The Horary Astrology Practitioners Diploma correspondence course contains the foundation principles for natal and modern astrology.

The Palmistry Practitioners Diploma correspondence Course provides basic logical principles underlying hand reading as well as the "how-to" practical application about how to read the hands.

2 July 2017 0 Comments

Australian Greens in Conflict

Australian GreensOn page 13 of today’s Age newspaper (July 2, 2017) Matthew Knott in an article titled: “The murky world of the Greens” reported that “The civil war inside the Greens is set to escalate with leaked internal emails raising questions about the power of ‘faceless’ party officials to dictate how MPs vote in Parliament”.

Apparently it has to do with all nine of Senator Lee Rhiannon’s federal colleagues complaining about her behaviour during the Gonski 2 funding negociations.

From an astrological perspecive we can use the horoscope for the Australian Greens submitted to Facebook by Michele Finey. The chart is shown here with transiting planets shown for the date of the Age publication on July 2, 2017, without the Moon or the angles.

We saw the Greens go into crisis when Pluto crossed the 10 degree Capricorn ascendant in June 2012 when Bob Brown stepped down as leader, with the new leader, Christine Milne, failing to inspire.

At the moment transiting Saturn, which rules the ascendant and therefore represents the Greens, is passing through the 12th house of self-undoing. Saturn has been squaring the Midheaven and is now making a trine aspect to natal Mercury, ruler of the Midheaven of public image, and an opposition aspect to natal Mars, the planet of conflict. Meanwhile transiting Mars in the 7th house has been opposing natal Uranus and Neptune in the 1st house over the last couple of weeks.

Saturn will station direct at 21 Sagittarius in August and its final appointment with natal Mercury and Mars in the horoscope for the Australian Greens is September/October this year, just as Mars, the planet of conflict conjoins Jupiter and approaches the Midheaven. These transits suggest that the battle is not over yet and also the possibility of more open conflict.

Greens supporters can only hope that things will improve in November when transiting Jupiter will aspect to the natal Sun in Virgo.

Horary Astrology Reading Request a reading. Most subjects covered.

The Horary Astrology Practitioners Diploma correspondence course contains the foundation principles for natal and modern astrology.

The Palmistry Practitioners Diploma correspondence Course provides basic logical principles underlying hand reading as well as the "how-to" practical application about how to read the hands.

22 May 2017 0 Comments

Honesty in astrology

Professional practice

Honesty in Astrology Honesty in astrology is relevant to issues relating to prediction encountered by contemporary astrologers. It’s a relatively common experience for some astrologers to have a problem with clients whose expectation is strictly fortune-telling.
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These are astrologers who offer clients a general timing on the sorts of things that typically manifest from transits and can’t or won’t give clients concrete predictions. They take on clients wanting specific answers to questions. The client’s confusion is understandable:
“If the astrologer was able to provide me with an accurate time frame for when this or that was going to happen then why can’t the astrologer give me an exact prediction on something else?”
As the more educated party the onus is on the astrologer to provide clear communication about what is provided in a reading. The problem is not so much that the client only wants fortune-telling, but that the astrologer has not made it clear that this is not what is being offered. Honesty in astrology and general professional practice is very important.

The astrologer’s dilemma

The flip side of this situation is that the astrologer gets annoyed and sometimes indignant when clients call expecting only fortune-telling. Even more difficult is the situation where these expectations and subsequent disappointments only surface during a reading. What to do? Abort the reading?
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In this situation the client is often encouraged to recognize how their actions and attitude shape future events, and how more self-awareness will improve their capacity to achieve their goals/desires. This exercise can be quite draining for the astrologer, especially if the client is not really motivated towards self-development and simply just wants to know what is going to happen. At this unfortunate point both the astrologer and the client can be feeling a little frustrated.
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In the process of attempting to convince the sometimes unwilling or resistant client that self-awareness is the best path, many astrologers attempt to empower the client with statements about their potential and that anything is possible. Sometimes the astrologer wants to impose their own belief systems or therapies. And there are complicating diplomatic factors, such as the client’s desire to please the astrologer, and to agree to what is being proposed, at least until they are out the door; and when they get home they struggle to recall what predictions the astrologer actually made and generally forget suggestions relating to self-awareness.
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Personally I have no issue with self-development or empowerment. However if this is not what the client is seeking frustration can be experienced by both parties during a reading.
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Regarding issues relating to prediction, providing a general timing about likely developments is as much a prediction as anything else, even if referenced to concepts such as free will or similar ideas. I think it’s important that we uphold honesty in astrology in contemporary professional practice and speak plainly and clearly.

Walk the talk: The initial contract

Astrologers who offer only a general timing about future developments and encourage their clients to be responsible for what they attract yet experience problems themselves when they attract the wrong sort of clients, might need to be more congruent in their communications. To avoid misunderstandings and potential problems during a consultation these astrologers could be more responsible for the type of clients they attract. One way to do this is to be very clear first asks about a reading.
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Clearly there’s a need for the astrologer to make a clear statement when a reading is being organised about what is offered and what is not offered.
This is what I do and this is what I don’t do“.
Statements like this are like a contract and set the tone for what follows. This is the moment of opportunity to dispel any illusions about services are being offered, particularly around issues relating to future events, prediction, and whether the reading is focused on the clients’ empowerment through self-understanding, or something else.  Clarity at this point minimizes misunderstandings.

The astrologer’s temptation

Part of the compromise for astrologers whose training doesn’t equip them with the skills to provide clients with concrete answers is the need to make a living. Astrologers tend to draw their clients from the large pool of people wishing to know about future events as well as the smaller sub-group who are willing to examine how they attract certain events. The smaller sub-group offers less financial reward for the astrologer’s business and so the astrologer’s integrity can be tested.
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The point that such astrologers can offer excellent insights into how the future can be shaped according to the client’s personality as described by the horoscope is often lost on the client, and sometimes not wanted. True but unfortunate.
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It can be very tempting to be vague about what is offered in the hope of making more money. And it takes a certain courage and integrity to be very clear about what is being offered, even if such clarity means less income. The principle of honesty in astrology applies to all forms of astrology, including horary astrology and natal astrology, and in discussions of planets signs and houses.

Mismatched expectations 

When there’s a history of mismatches between clients’ expectations and the service provided it’s a sign that the astrologer might need to provide clearer communication about what is and is not offered. Mismatches in expectations also provide an opportunity for the astrologer to check their own intentions and honesty. Of course it might simply be a communication issue. The downside with direct honesty is that clients may be lost and less income received. There is the obvious temptation is to be a little vague in order to bring in more clients. The upside to honesty is a sense of integrity.

A 3rd option

Aside from the choice to be directly honest or somewhat vague, a third option for the astrologer who is only able to provide a general timing on likely events is to get training in astrological techniques that provide specific answers to most questions.
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Horary Astrology Reading Request a reading. Most subjects covered.

The Horary Astrology Practitioners Diploma correspondence course contains the foundation principles for natal and modern astrology.

The Palmistry Practitioners Diploma correspondence Course provides basic logical principles underlying hand reading as well as the "how-to" practical application about how to read the hands.

11 April 2017 0 Comments

Vladimur Putin

Vladimir PutinThere have been some comments on FB regarding Vladimir Putin’s natal horoscope, some with a timed birth giving a Scorpio rising chart.

A check on AstroDatabank shows a rating of C. His birth time is uncertain.

While a Scorpio rising chart for Vladimur Putin does not seem unreasonable as astrologers we must deal with facts.
His birth time is uncertain with different times being quoted.

The accompanying chart is un-timed. As there is no confirmed time of birth there can be no houses. The Moon’s position is listed as ranging between 28 Taurus, which is approx where it would have been at the beginning of the day, and 10 Gemini, its approx position at the end of the day. Planetary positions have been rounded out.

Horary Astrology Reading Request a reading. Most subjects covered.

The Horary Astrology Practitioners Diploma correspondence course contains the foundation principles for natal and modern astrology.

The Palmistry Practitioners Diploma correspondence Course provides basic logical principles underlying hand reading as well as the "how-to" practical application about how to read the hands.

11 April 2017 0 Comments

Horary astrology

Horary astrology introHorary astrology uses the language of the celestial bodies to interpret the Cosmic or Divine Mind (or the Will of God depending on your belief system).
The underlying assumption is that because everything in the universe is interconnected the horoscope for the question will also contains the answer to the question.
In ancient times when horary was the dominant type of astrology the astrologer’s job was to interpret the answer to a question using the horoscope for the time when the question was asked.

Horary astrology has a long history dating back hundreds of years and uses the basic principles of astrology.

Horary astrology can be used to answer questions of almost any type. While it is famous for answering questions regarding missing objects it is exceptionally useful in understanding the real motives of people especially in questions regarding relationships, business, and investments. It is also very useful in answering questions relating to employment, personal income, health and family relationships. There are few questions that cannot be answered.

How does a consultation work?

Firstly you ask the question. I will consider your question and sometimes ask for further clarification. It is important that I have a very clear understanding of what it is exactly that you want to know. It is also important that you provide some background to your question, especially the circumstances that led you to ask your question.

Once I am satisfied that I understand your question and am happy to proceed I ask for payment.

Then I will draw up a horoscope and interpret the answer to your question. If circumstances allow it is best that you allow me sufficient time to evaluate the horoscope. Although it’s not always necessary I sometimes prefer to ‘sleep on it’ as I often see the answers more clearly when the mind is uncluttered.

I then email or text you the answer to your question.

Horary Astrology Reading Request a reading. Most subjects covered.

The Horary Astrology Practitioners Diploma correspondence course contains the foundation principles for natal and modern astrology.

The Palmistry Practitioners Diploma correspondence Course provides basic logical principles underlying hand reading as well as the "how-to" practical application about how to read the hands.

9 March 2017 0 Comments

Readings

After a break for a few years I am again offering astrology readings.

Ask a question, get an answer. No need to worry about your time of birth. This is a special form of astrology designed to provide answers to questions on almost any subject.

This ancient technique is called ‘horary astrology’. It uses a horoscope for the time the astrologer receives and understands your question to provide an answer. The underlying assumption is that everything is inter-connected and that the moment of the question also contains the answer, which is embedded in the cosmic symbolism of the planets.
ReadingsThere are 12 categories of commonly asked questions which are shown in the adjacent image.

Questions can cover anything from health, relationships, business deals, lost property, family, money, jobs, lottery wins, sporting contests, missing pets, buying or selling , property, personal safety, dream interpretation, and much more.
If the question you want to ask isn’t shown here just ask.

How to receive a reading:
Fill out the application form and if your question is accepted you can pay by credit card or Paypal.

Price: $100 AUD (Australian dollars)

If you have any further queries contact Peter Burns

 

Horary Astrology Reading Request a reading. Most subjects covered.

The Horary Astrology Practitioners Diploma correspondence course contains the foundation principles for natal and modern astrology.

The Palmistry Practitioners Diploma correspondence Course provides basic logical principles underlying hand reading as well as the "how-to" practical application about how to read the hands.

5 March 2017 0 Comments

Horary Astrology Reading request

In a horary astrology reading questions can be asked on almost any topic. Some examples include relationships, career, money, pregnancy, “Does he love me?”, investments, health, job applications, contests, people’s motivations towards you, friendships………..

To request a horary astrology reading fill out the form below.

If your request is accepted you will be emailed a invoice which can be paid through Paypal or credit card.
The fee is $100 AUD (Australian dollars).

Horary Astrology Reading Request a reading. Most subjects covered.

The Horary Astrology Practitioners Diploma correspondence course contains the foundation principles for natal and modern astrology.

The Palmistry Practitioners Diploma correspondence Course provides basic logical principles underlying hand reading as well as the "how-to" practical application about how to read the hands.

5 March 2017 0 Comments

Major Essential Dignities March 2017.

The Major Essential Dignities Feb 2017.
The essential dignities are a powerful tool for evaluating the capacity of planets to fulfill their purpose.
They are used to answer questions concerning relationships, work, money, investments, family, health and other important matters.
Double click on the image below to view

essential dignities March 2017

Elements March 2017
Modes March 2017

Horary Astrology Reading Request a reading. Most subjects covered.

The Horary Astrology Practitioners Diploma correspondence course contains the foundation principles for natal and modern astrology.

The Palmistry Practitioners Diploma correspondence Course provides basic logical principles underlying hand reading as well as the "how-to" practical application about how to read the hands.

4 March 2017 0 Comments

The Modes March 2017

The chart for the the modes for March 2017 colour coded, including eclipses. Feel welcome to share.

Notice the dominance of cardinal and mutable and the relative absence of the fixed mode.

Double click on the image below to enlarge.

The Modes March 2017

Elements March 2017
Major essential dignities

Horary Astrology Reading Request a reading. Most subjects covered.

The Horary Astrology Practitioners Diploma correspondence course contains the foundation principles for natal and modern astrology.

The Palmistry Practitioners Diploma correspondence Course provides basic logical principles underlying hand reading as well as the "how-to" practical application about how to read the hands.