A Transit of Cosmic Love and Beauty

Venus in Pisces: January 26th to May 30th

It may be the dead of winter, but a current alignment of planets could soon be warming our hearts!

Venus—the planet of love, relationships, creativity and beauty—entered the mystical water sign of Pisces on January 26th. This is a most welcome transit and one that, happily, will be with us for an extended period. Venus normally moves in and out of a sign in roughly 30 days, but thanks to a unique set of planetary conditions, it will remain in Pisces until the end of May.

Venus is exalted in Pisces, which simply means that, in Pisces, Venus’s best qualities radiate most powerfully and impact us most beneficially. This Venus-Pisces combination provides a major boost to all forms of interpersonal relationships; it allows us to feel and express love and devotion with a greater degree of truth, depth and compassion. The positive emotional power generated by this celestial aspect makes it an ideal time for connecting with the people we care about, and those we would like to care about. (Don’t forget that Valentine’s Day occurs during this transit!)

Venus in Pisces offers us a unique opportunity to make the world a better place by using its energy to practice love and compassion in all we do, and by being of service to others. When we act with love and kindness we inspire others to do the same.

This is also an excellent time for expressing creativity in every field, whether we choose to do so by championing a worthwhile cause or by expressing ourselves artistically. If you have never been involved in the arts but have always wanted to be, now would be the time to act upon your creative impulses. Search for a project that excites you, find a mentor or sign up for a course in something that will connect you with your passion.

On a cautionary note, feelings of nostalgia can run high during a Venus-Pisces transit—so be careful not to waste this cosmic gift by drifting into fantasy, or escaping into dreamy expectations that might frustrate or crush you when reality kicks in. Make the most of every moment by connecting to what and who you love with both your heart and your eyes wide open. Make your feelings count by ensuring they are real and honest. As always, the surest way to achieve this is by communicating with your higher self (or higher power) through yoga and meditation. Emotion is always most authentic and long-lasting when rooted in devotion.

 

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Happy New Year! . . . again!

If you woke up at dawn this morning with an overpowering urge to cock-a-doodle-doo, there is no need to panic—today is Chinese New Year and marks the beginning of the Year of The Rooster.

In a 12-year cycle of Chinese astrology, the 12 signs of the zodiac are represented by different animals. The year of The Rooster—the tenth sign of the Chinese zodiac—most closely corresponds to Jupiter in Virgo in the Vedic system.

Overall, the message for the Year of The Rooster is to keep focused on the big picture. Pay attention to the details, but don’t let them bog you down or sidetrack you from long-term goals. The same holds true for the way in which we view ourselves—don’t become so preoccupied with your own concerns that you fail to hear what others are telling you. Be expansive of spirit—don’t be critical or take offense at insignificant slights.

This can be a challenging year both emotionally and career-wise, but it can also be a year of good fortune if restraint, patience and common sense are regularly practiced. Think before you speak, double check your facts before making assertions and don’t needlessly complicate situations that are simple and straightforward.

Most importantly—enjoy the New Year!

Changing our Destiny through Love and Forgiveness

Charles came to see me not long after being betrayed by the person he most loved and trusted.

“How could my own father do this to me, Guylaine? How could he stab me in the back?”

Charles came from a long line of successful entrepreneurs and his family owned and operated factories in both Canada and the United States. As the only son, he had groomed him from an early age to take a leading role in the business. Shortly after earning his MBA, his dad made Charles a senior vice president in charge of operations.

It was a role Charles accepted enthusiastically and with gratitude. He’d never been happier, and within months had introduced new business models and technical innovations that dramatically boosted both productivity and profits. However, instead of being proud of his son, Charles’s father felt threatened—he fired Charles and replaced him with Charles’s younger sister.

“I will never, ever forgive my father for what he’s done to me—not as long as I live. He betrayed me, humiliated me and ruined my career. Who will hire someone whose been fired by his own dad?” Charles said. He was trembling with rage as I took his first set of handprints.

I saw that his destiny line was quite short and unpronounced—suggesting that something was blocking him from achieving his life’s purpose. I suspected that “something” was the bitterness he held toward his father.

I prepared Charles’s Vedic birth chart to get a clearer picture of what was going on between him and his father.

Charles chart“Look at this, Charles,” I said, pointing to his Ninth House. “The Ninth house reflects both our good fortune and our relationship with the important teachers and mentors in our lives—beginning with our fathers. Saturn rules your Ninth House and, luckily, Saturn is in Taurus in your First House. This is very auspicious because it brings all the good fortune of the Ninth House into your First House, the house that symbolizes our personality and purpose in life. But Saturn is also the planet that assigns us deep, and sometimes very difficult, spiritual lessons. Because Saturn is in your First House, relating to the Ninth House of father, your chart is telling me that your father has a big role to play in your life, and in your spiritual development.”

Charles looked at me blankly, then said. “My father is dead to me—I will never forgive him and never let him play a role in my life.”

The vehemence of his statement didn’t surprise me; in addition to Saturn, Charles had Mars—an enemy of Saturn—in his First House, which helped explain the rift between father and son. He had Taurus—the stubborn bull—in his First House as well, contributing to his inflexible attitude.

I sighed. “Listen Charles, the lines in our hands, and the planets in our chart do not seal our fate—they are tools we can use to shape and improve our future. Your hand and chart tell me that your father has a lot to teach you about life, and about yourself—it’s up to you to open yourself to those lessons.

“I can’t be open to him—not after the pain he’s caused me,” Charles said resolutely.

“Your father’s actions and attitudes are his karma, which he will have to deal with . . . your karma will largely be determined by how you react to the way he’s treated you. I suggest you try to understand him, love him and forgive him. It is the only way for you to move forward in life—focusing on what he did or didn’t do to you will only lead to more anger and frustration.”

“I don’t think I can get past this,” Charles said, but agreed to come back for a series of coaching sessions. Over the course of two years I persuaded him to begin a regular meditation practice and take up yoga. This helped him delve deeply into his own heart and perceive what was truly important and good in himself and others. Eventually he let go of his resentment toward his father, found a great job, fell in love and began raising children of his own.

“I finally saw that my intense desire to prove myself in business was likely triggered my father’s actions,” Charles told me during our last session. “Once I took responsibility for my own actions, I was able to understand and forgive his . . . to open myself to love and to get on with my life. You were right, Guylaine—my dad has played a great role in my life. He has taught me how to love and forgive, and that put me on the path to happiness.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Years later, after his sister secretly sold her share of the business, Charles’s father lost control of his company and was fired by the new owners. He came to see Charles complaining about his daughter’s betrayal, claiming that he couldn’t understand, and would never forgive her or get over his anger. Charles comforted and counseled his dad with love and kindness, inviting him and his sister to family dinners every week, ultimately making peace between them and reuniting the family.

Charles’ final set of handprints reflected the great changes in his attitude, outlook and life. His destiny line had become stronger and longer—telling me that he had found, and was happily following, his true purpose. He had also developed a rare poorva punya line, one of the most auspicious signs in palmistry, signifying that he had gained great fortune as a result of virtuous deeds.

 

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All Hail the Devoted Warrior

Mars in Pisces: January 18th, 2017

If you feel you’re still suffering from a holiday hangover—don’t blame it on an excess of Christmas turkey or too much tippling on New Year’s Eve. Even before the festive season began, we were all stuck in an uncomfortable cosmic gridlock known as a Kala Sarpa Yoga—a topsy-turvy cosmic alignment with all the planets bunched together on one side of the Rahu-Ketu nodal axis.

Kala Sarpa Yogas are notorious for giving us a one-sided view of the world, stirring up intense emotions, creating interpersonal friction and causing feelings of loneliness and isolation. It can be a very emotionally draining aspect, especially at a time when we are drawing on all our energies to tackle the challenges of the burgeoning new year.

Luckily, Mars, the noble warrior planet, is coming to the rescue! On Wednesday, January 18th Mars broke away from the pack of tightly knotted planets and entered Pisces—in doing so it single-handedly shattered the Kala Sarpa Yoga.

Mars entering Pisces is good news for all of us. Mars a very close friend of Jupiter and flourishes in Jupiter-ruled Pisces. In Vedic astrology Jupiter is referred to as the “Guru” or “dispeller of darkness” and considered the most expansive, benefic planet in the solar system. Jupiter bestows wisdom, luck, respect, generosity, justice, and a deep sense of spirituality. And while it is in Pisces, Mars will absorb and be directed by Jupiter’s many beneficent attributes, which will enhance its own positive characteristics of courage, bravery, energy and passion. The Jupiter effect will soften Mars’ rough warrior edges, rendering its combative nature into that of the vigilant and conscientious peace keeper, guiding its forceful energy toward civility, graciousness, compassion, spiritual vitality, and spurring it to fight for worthy and charitable causes.

Pisces is the sign of mystical awareness and devotion. So as Mars travels through Pisces over the next several weeks, it will embrace the role of disciplined spiritual soldier, making this an ideal time for us to channel that powerful Mars energy into our own devotional practices. Adopting the fierce intensity of Mars can be unsettling at first, but if we direct that passion to our hearts to make a spiritual connection, the benefits to our lives and our souls will be incalculable.

Mars will be in Pisces until February 28th, so please use this period wisely—find the time to reflect on what matters most to you, commune with nature, pray to your higher power, meditate and practice yoga. Devote yourself to being devoted.

 

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The Christmas Miracle: Love Triumphs over Guilt

A few years ago my long-time client Judith lost her 36-year-old daughter to cancer. As with many parents who outlive their children, Judith was racked with guilt over her daughter’s death.

“I must have failed her in someway . . . I must have done something wrong . . . I was a bad mother to her,” Judith sobbed during one of our consultations more than a year after her daughter’s funeral. Despite the passage of time, she was shrouded in darkness—her self-torment clouded her eyes and was etched onto the palm of her non-dominant hand.

The non-dominant hand—the hand we do not use to write with—represents our subconscious self and often reflects feelings and emotions we have deeply internalized . . . emotions that can harm or cripple us if not dealt with.

Studying Judith’s handprints, I saw that her non-dominant heart line had shriveled since her daughter’s passing. This told me she had shut herself off from feeling or expressing love—she had filled her heart with guilt and there was room for nothing else. Her situation worsened over the next year and I grew concerned for her mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. Grieving over the loss of her child was normal and healthy, but closing down her heart and turning away from the world for so long was destructive.

It was nearing Christmas, which I knew would be a particularly difficult time for Judith. I encouraged her to combat her guilt by meditating as often and as deeply as possible—to focus on the love she held for her daughter and her daughter’s love for her.

“We have to grow your heart line again, Judith, or this guilt could consume you—heal yourself through meditating on the love you two shared . . . the bond you continue to share.”

Three months later Judith returned for another consultation—I was delighted to see that her tears and torment were gone and the light had returned to her eyes.

“What happened, Judith?” I asked, applying ink to her palms to take a fresh set of handprints.

She smiled, and told me she had followed my advice and had started meditating daily.

“At first the same dark thoughts kept running through my mind, “she said. `It’s my fault she died . . . I brought her into this world and I should have protected her . . . I was a bad mother; I was a bad mother!’ This went on for a few weeks.

“Then on Christmas morning a miracle happened. I began to meditate, but this time as soon as the thought ‘I was a bad mother’ popped into my head, the shelf holding my statue of Buddha collapsed behind me with a loud bang. I turned around and saw an envelope fluttering to the floor—I had tucked it behind the statue years before and completely forgotten about it . . . it was a letter from my daughter. The first line read, Mom you are such a good mother to me—I can never thank you enough for all you’ve done for me. I love you so much! A huge sense of relief flooded my heart; at that moment I vowed to no longer live in doubt and guilt, but in love and hope. I looked inward to reach out to my daughter, and I found her . . . or she found me.”

When Judith finished her story we looked at her new handprints and were amazed to see that, in just three months, the heart line in her non-dominant hand had regrown and now stretched across the breadth of her palm.

I will never forget Judith’s Christmas miracle story and the way palmistry helped her reconnect with her heart. And I will never underestimate the power of love to heal our suffering.

 

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The Truth and Nothing but The Truth Transit: Saturn in Sagittarius

A major cosmic shift is underway that will dramatically affect all our lives into early 2020.

On January 13th Saturn, the slow moving planetary giant embodying discipline, duty and self-awareness, completed it’s 2 ½-year sojourn in Scorpio and entered into Sagittarius—the auspicious 9th sign of the zodiac.

Saturn is the personification of the Lord of Karma—it casts an unflinching light on our past (and past life) deeds and illuminates the aspects of ourselves most in need of attention, repair and development. While our personal natal chart dictates the exact areas of our individual lives Saturn wants us to focus on, Saturn’s three-year presence in Sagittarius is of great significance to each and every one of us.

Saturn is a strict and formidable taskmaster; if we learn the lessons we need to learn, the next few years will present great opportunities and rewards that will be deeply gratifying and potentially life-changing. However, if we choose to ignore those lessons, we will likely encounter some dire challenges, painful circumstances and difficult times.

So, what are the lessons Saturn expects us to learn while it is in Sagittarius? Well, Sagittarius is all about transparency, veracity, wisdom, faith, exploration and the search for divine knowledge, so first and foremost, we must learn to be honest with ourselves and with others. Falsehood, deception and self-delusion should be avoided at all costs and entirely rooted out of our consciousness during this Saturn-Sagittarian transit. Our mission for the next three years—if we choose to accept it—is to be truthful in all our dealings, to confront our personal deficits honestly, develop our higher selves and buttress our faith in a higher power.

Sagittarius is a mutable sign ruled by beneficent and expansive Jupiter, making this an excellent time for engaging in higher education, exploring philosophical principles, embarking on an inner spiritual journey through meditation, becoming more flexible in body and mind by practicing yoga or tai chi, or broadening our horizons by learning a new language or a creative art—anything, as long as it ignites our hearts and helps us to help others with our accumulated knowledge and wisdom.

Saturn can be a very tough teacher, but working together with auspicious Sagittarius and fortune-shaping Jupiter, it can make miracles happen. If we are prepared to listen with an open, honest and willing heart to what Saturn in Sagittarius is telling us, the truth will set us free.

 

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From Alcoholism to Altruism: Finding the Path to a Rewarding Life

Jessica was my first client when I was starting out as a professional palmist nearly 30 years ago. She was also my biggest challenge.

At the time, Jessica was approaching her 40th birthday and trapped in a dangerous downward spiral of depression, alcoholism, self-loathing and a disintegrating, unhappy marriage.

The first thing she said to me bordered on suicidal. “If the next 40 years of my life are going to be like the first 40, I don’t see the point of going on.”

Her handprints reflected her bleak outlook and despairing attitude.

“Jessica, the lines in your hands are so faint they are almost non-existent. You are living life on the surface, surviving mechanically—and you are barely doing that. You need to develop your lines by looking deep within yourself and making a spiritual connection, something that will give your life purpose and meaning. If you don’t—life will not get better for you, it will only become more painful and difficult to bear. Please, let me help you!”

Jessica looked at me blankly from across the desk: “I came here to have my palm read and my future told,” she said, “not for another lecture. You sound like my parents.”

She left my office and didn’t return. But I couldn’t get her out of my mind. A few weeks later I called her to set up another appointment. Unfortunately, her phone had been disconnected and I had no other way of contacting her.

The years went by and I had the great privilege of helping thousands of clients in my practice—but I always remembered Jessica, my first client, and wondered how she was. In my mind she was “the one who got away” and I wished I could have made a difference in her life.

Then, a few weeks ago, my phone rang—it was Jessica.

“I don’t know if you remember me, Guylaine, but I saw you 30 years ago . . . next week I’ll be celebrating my 70th birthday and, if you’re not booked up, I’d love to make an appointment to see you.”

I was speechless, and delighted—I felt as though a silent and often repeated prayer had at long last been answered. When she walked into my office I barely recognized her . . . despite the passage of three decades, she looked younger and more vibrant than she had during our first meeting all those years ago.

“Your look wonderful, Jessica!” I said, welcoming her with a hug.

“I feel wonderful, Guylaine . . . and I owe it all to you.”

As our first consultation had gone so poorly, I was confused. Jessica laughed at my expression and told me to sit down so she could fill me in on all that had transpired.

“I was angry with you after our consultation, not because of what you said, but because of how right you were about me,” she began. Jessica told me that, within days of our first meeting, her husband had finally had enough of her drinking and depression and left her. She immediately began a relationship with another man—who was kind and wealthy but, like her, also suffered from severe alcoholism.

“We got married and travelled all over the world, but honestly I couldn’t tell you where we lived or what we did—15 years passed me by in an alcoholic haze,” she said.

“Then something happened to me while we were on a luxury cruise in the Mediterranean. Instead of enjoying the sea air, I was vomiting over the rail of the yacht. I was so tired of my life, I thought of throwing myself into the water. But as I looked into the waves, I noticed my hands . . . and I remembered what you said to me—that if I didn’t develop my lines by making a spiritual connection my life would never get better. I don’t know why your voice came to me at that moment, but it did. You planted a seed in my mind—and it saved my life. I had a moment of clarity—I knew I either had to get busy living or get busy dying. I quit drinking that night and joined AA the next week. My husband refused to stop drinking, but I knew in order to support my resolve, I had to move on. Sadly, I heard a few years ago that he drank himself to death.

Through AA, Jessica learned to be of service to others, and by helping those in need she found a path to her own spiritual awakening. She found a part-time job and moved back in with her parents—to whom she had caused great pain and anxiety for many years—and cared for them during their old age. She also began volunteering at a drop-in center for the homeless and at a suicide prevention hotline. Caring became her purpose; embracing that purpose opened her to life and she stopped merely surviving and began to thrive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her handprints spoke volumes about her amazing spiritual journey. When we compared the prints taken 30 years earlier with her new prints, we saw the growth of many positive lines. She now had a destiny line beginning at her Moon, showing her deep-rooted desire to nurture others; a square on Jupiter, revealing her new-found love of humanity and an ability to share her wisdom; and a strong Girdle of Venus, denoting her gift of inspiring others with her own love and passion for life. Most impressive was her Love of Truth line—a clear indication of her spiritual quest and burning desire to find and share God’s universal love. Finally, her Sun line reflects her deep belief and satisfaction in her life’s work, infusing her with magnetism and the ability to attract positive people and circumstances into her life.

“I won’t lie to you Guylaine,” Jessica said. “Making these changes was painful, but the rewards are immeasurable—I am living a full life that is beyond my wildest dreams. Thank you for helping me find my way.”

 

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Gemini Hosts the First Full Moon of the New Year

Hitting the Mark in 2017

The full Moon of January 12th—the first full Moon of the year—is shining a bright light on how we can achieve our goals and fulfill our responsibilities in 2017.

Astrologically, the 28-day lunar cycle can be viewed as a series of beginnings and completions. The new Moon is ripe with potential—it symbolizes our intentions and the possibilities of things to come; the full Moon represents the fulfillment or completion of those possibilities. The most recent new Moon occurred during the final days of 2016, so today’s full Moon not only forces us to deal with the ramifications of the intentions we held as last year drew to a close, but it sets the stage for the year to come.

Exactly what does this first full Moon of 2017 have to say to us? To begin with, it became full just after dawn this morning, placing it in the sign of Gemini and exactly opposite of the Sun in Sagittarius. Gemini represents our mental vigor while Sagittarius pertains to our highest ideals—making this an excellent time to employ intellectual rigor to scrutinize our belief systems. In doing so we can design realistic strategies to achieve what is best for ourselves and in the best interest of those around us. This is most beneficially accomplished by looking deep within ourselves and examining our true motives, by following what our heart tells us is morally correct, and by seeking the advice and counsel of those we most trust.

With Gemini analyzing where we personally want to go, and Sagittarius, the idealistic archer, altruistically aiming the bow and arrow, we have an excellent chance of hitting our mark this month and throughout the year.

 

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To Love or Not to Love: Peter’s Story

Peter was a broken man.

His once happy life shattered the day he came home early from teaching high school drama and found his wife in bed with his best friend. In short order, his 15-year marriage crumbled; his house and his life savings vanished in the divorce settlement and, worst of all, his ex-wife whispered lies into his young children’s ears and turned them against him.

In the months and years that followed, Peter hardened his heart against the world and, outside of his classroom duties, withdrew from most human interaction in order to protect himself. He all but lost the ability to trust anyone and only reluctantly agreed to see me at the repeated urging of his school principal, a long-time client of mine.

While I was taking his handprints, I asked Peter what he was teaching his students.

Hamlet,” he said flatly. I knew that Shakespeare’s great tragedy is the story of a young man whose faith in love and life is destroyed by the treachery of those closest to him.

peter-beforeIt was a story being played out in Peter’s palm. His heart line was long and optimistic, but it had developed a downward branch—a sure sign of hurt and mistrust. The heart line branch plummeted toward his head line and entirely closed off his quadrangle. The quadrangle, located in the midsection of the hand, formed by the lines of head and heart, is referred to as the “landing strip of the angels”—it opens us to inspiration and love by inviting others into our lives.

“Peter, what is Hamlet’s most famous soliloquy?” I asked.

“To be or not to be,” he answered. “Hamlet asks himself if it’s better to suffer the pain and betrayal he’s endured, or choose the less painful option of killing himself.”

“But were those his only choices? The law of Karma deals all of us painful situations, but those situations are intended as lessons to help us grow and evolve as human beings. We can’t evolve by killing ourselves, and we don’t grow by hiding from the world. Hamlet had the choice of using his free will to choose love—he didn’t need to lose himself in his pain, anger and confusion. He asked the wrong question—the question isn’t to be or not to be, it is whether to love or not to love.”

“Guylaine, I appreciate what you’re saying, but I can’t change what has happened to me,” he said.

“That’s true, Peter—but you can change how you perceive it, and when you do . . . your heart line will change, and so will your life. The love you had for your family was your strength, not your weakness. Despite what happened to you, you have to use that strength and love again.”

Peter stared at me for a long time, then laughed. “This is not what I expected from a palmistry consultation.”

peter-afterHe returned to see me a year later and was a changed man. Not long after our first consultation he began volunteering as a guidance counsellor and coach for troubled youth. He had poured his heart into helping them, and his heart responded. The negative branch that had been impeding his quadrangle and closing him off from the world was fading away.

“What’s changed in your life, Peter?”

“Nothing . . . and everything,” he said. “I’m still broke, my ex-wife is asking for more money and my own kids still refuse to speak to me. But if that wasn’t the case, I probably wouldn’t be helping others the way I am now. I thought a lot about what you said Guylaine. You were so right—the question isn’t to be or not to be, it really is to love or not to love. And the only answer, the only real choice, is to love.”

My personal palmistry coaching program is designed to eliminate whatever is blocking you from happiness and fulfillment. We will focus on removing self-defeating attitudes, developing confidence and charisma, attracting love, strengthening your relationships or building a successful career. Whether your goals are short-term or long-range, I’d be delighted to help you achieve them. Together we can change your life as we change the lines in your hand.

 

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