The mound that forms the ball at the base of the thumb is ruled by Venus.
Astrologically Venus is the ruler of the zodiac signs of Taurus and Libra and it is at home in the 2nd and 7th houses of the wheel. As Libra Venus is Air and as Taurus it is Earth.
Venus was originally a Goddess of Spring, fruitfulness, herbs and flowers. She later became identified with the Greek Aphrodite and took on her associations of love and sexuality. Aphrodite was married to the god of smiths, Hephaistos, but had many affiars with both gods and men. Aphrodite was the patroness of prostitutes.
Venus in the Natal chart represents love, feeling, harmony, devotion, esthetics, luxury, value, play, the ability to give and take, partnership and relationship. It can also denote areas of temptation or the capacity to devote oneself to someone or something. Venus is the feminine principle.
Positively, Venus can be sensuous, playful, warm-hearted, affectionate, empathic and well-mannered. In its negative state venus can be vain, superficial, tastleless, perverse, jealous, cruel, greedy, lazy, snobbish and infantile.
Venus in your Hand
The mound of Venus is an indicator of our ability to love as well as our capacity for playfulness. It indicates the strength and energy of our physical appetites, our zest for life. A normal mound of Venus suggests warmth and a balanced attitude toward the physical manifestations of love.
An excessively large mount of Venus is an indicator of someone who lets their desires run the show. Appetites and emotions may be exaggerated and this person can be crude and brutish. An underdeveloped mound of Venus implies insecurity or lack of zest for life. It is often accompanied by a life line that runs closely around the thumb.
In general, the Peacock is representative of glory, immortality, royalty, and incorruptibility. It is a possessor of some of the most admired human characteristics, and is a symbol of integrity and the beauty that can be achieved when we endeavor to better ourselves and better our lives.
In history, myth, legend & lore, the peacock is considered an emblem of protection, nobility, watchfulness, guidance, and holiness.
In Greco-Roman mythology the Peacock is identified with Hera (Juno) who created the peacock from Argus whose hundred eyes (seen on the tail feathers of the peacock) symbolize the vault of heaven and the “eyes” of the stars who watch all life unfolding .
In Christianity the peacock represents the “all-seeing” church and the holiness & sanctity associated with it. Additionally, the peacock represents resurrection, renewal and immortality within the spiritual teachings of Christianity.
In Hinduism the peacock is associated with Lakshmi who is a deity representing benevolence, patience, kindness, compassion and luck.
Similar to Lakshmi, the peacock is associated with Kwan-yin in Japan – she is also an emblem of love, compassionate watchfulness, good-will, nurturing, and kind-heartedness. Kwan-yin chose to remain a mortal even though she could be immortal because she wished to stay behind and aid humanity in their spiritual evolution.
In Babylonia and Persia the peacock is seen as a guardian to royalty, and is often seen in engravings upon the thrones of royalty.
Although it may not seam like it….. Summer IS COMING!!!
As an addition to our various stackable bracelet collections, we have decided to add some love, guidance and Angels to the look with our 18 ct plated (or silver), frames.
Inside these cute little frames you can choose from a selection of images. Various gods, goddesses, saints, Angels to protect you or guards you, or maybe just to bring you love!
Upon request you may also send in your own image to be put into your frame.
The Angel frames also come in gorgeous necklaces set on 18ct gold plate chain. Various colours on there way for summer! Stack them up with leather necklaces or various bracelets!
BRING ON THE SUMMER LOVE!!!!!
The Story of Parvati After the death of Shiva‘s first love Sati, Shiva isolated himself into a dark cave buried amongst the snow covered peaks of the Himalayas. He rejected the world outside so distraught was he by the lose of his first true love.
Meanwhile the demons lead by Taraka, rose from the netherworld and drove the devas, gods, out of the heavens. The gods sought a warrior who would help them regain the celestial realm.
“Only Shiva can father such a warrior,” informed Brahma.
But Shiva, immersed in meditation, was oblivious to the problems of the gods. As he performed tapas, meditations that produce great heat and energy, his mind was filled with great knowledge and his body became resplendent with energy. But all this knowledge and energy, bottled within his being, was of not use to anyone.
Birth of Parvati
The gods invoked the mother-goddess, who appeared before them as Kundalini, a coiled serpent. “I will coil myself around Shiva, wean out his knowledge and energy for the good of the world and make him father a child,” said Shakti. Shakti took birth as Parvati, daughter of the Himavan, lord of the mountains, determined to draw Shiva out of his cave and make him her consort.
There is a lot of mystery surrounding Mayan astrology that persists to this day. The exact meanings of the astrology signs is unclear. Many modern interpretations have been offered, however not many of them are based on research into Mayan culture and the symbolism used by them.
What is known is that the Haab Calendar used 19 Mayan astrology signs to represent the movement of the days throughout the year. Many of the meanings and symbolism are based on aspects important to their culture; weather, the jaguar, the four directions, and astronomy.
Modern Mayan people have not provided further meaning into the symbolism of the signs, so there are a lot of different interpretations available. I have included the classic Mayan astrology signs, dates, and meanings… along with a personal interpretation based on the symbolism known to each sign.
Yax: January 22nd to February 10th
Meaning: Green Storm, Venus, Two Flower, South
Mayan Astrology Interpretation: Those born in the Yax sign have an affinity for those born in the Yaxk’in sign. Venus is your ruling planet and by nature you are gentle and loving. Tap into your peace-keeping abilities to bring harmony to those around you. It is a great gift to be a peace-keeper in these times and you can do much good in the world. Your cardinal direction is the South.
also November (ancient)
also Aquarius, Aries, Capricorn (ancient)
Power, Protection, Healing
Seventh Chakra – Crown or Pineal Gland
Amethyst Gemstone meaning
Crystalline quartz in shades of purple, lilac or mauve is called amethyst, a stone traditionally worn to guard against drunkeness and to instill a sober mind. The word amethyst comes from the Greek meaning “without drunkenness” and amethyst is believed to protect one from poison.
It is used as a dream stone and to help insomnia. Put an amethyst under your pillow to bring about pleasant dreams, or rub it across your forehead to offer relief from a headache.
Ancient Egyptians used the amethyst guard against guilty and fearful feelings. It has been worn as protection from self-deception, as well as a protection against witchcraft. The amethyst has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the power stones. It is also used as a meditation aid when worn as a necklace.
The amethyst is known as the Bishop’s Stone and is still worn by Catholic Bishops. The amethyst symbolizes piety, humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. It is thought the amethyst is the perfect stone to symbolize The Age of Aquarius.
Healing properties of Amethyst
Amethyst is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy. A healer will usually wear several pieces of jewelry with amethysts set in silver, especially an amethyst necklace. The person to be healed will have an Amethyst to hold while the healing is being done. The healer will place another piece of Amethyst on the area of the body in need of healing, the heart or lungs usually.
Amethyst is used for problems in the blood and in breathing problems. Amethyst crystal clusters are used to keep the air and life force in the home clean and positive.
Amethyst clusters, points or several tumbled Amethysts placed in a window that receives sun most of the day are very beneficial to use in healing and to heal negativity in the home. Place Amethyst clusters, points or several tumbled Amethysts in moonlight and everyone in the home will be feeling calmer. Using an Amethyst as a meditation focus will increase the positive spiritual feelings. Amethyst helps overcome fears and cravings. It also helps relieve headaches.
Flawless blue diamond, the most expensive gemstone in the world, sells at auction for £4m
One the rarest gems in the world has has been snapped up by a British jeweller for a record-breaking sum of almost £4million.
One of the rarest gems in the world, a flawless blue diamond, has sold for £4 million at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong.
This makes it the most expensive gemstone in the world, per carat, sold at auction.
After intense bidding, the 6.04 carat, internally flawless blue diamond fetched £650,000 per carat.
The price smashed a 20-year-old record held by the Hancock Red – a red diamond which fetched £450,000 per carat at the time, Sotheby’s said.
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One of the rarest gems in the world, a flawless blue diamond, has sold for £4 million at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong
The buyer was Moussaieff Jewellers in London, which has a reputation for acquiring extremely rare and costly gemstones.
The seller was a private Asian collector.
Blue diamonds have long captivated the rich and powerful – shimmering with a certain dark mystique.
The famous Hope Diamond, a 45.52 carat grey-blue beauty, was passed down through the ages by King Louis XIV of France, Marie Antoinette and American heiress Evalyn Walsh McClean among others.
It now rests in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.
The Sultan of Brunei reportedly bought another massive “blue” which surfaced briefly in the 1980s.
While not a large stone, the Sotheby’s diamond has an esteemed cut and “fancy vivid blue” hue, factors which contributed to its blockbuster price – roughly ten times the per-carat price of regular white diamonds.
The blue hue is a result of trace amounts of boron in the stone’s crystal structure.
Other coloured diamonds with pink and red hues can be mined in multiple locations across the globe including Brazil, India and Australia, but “blues” are mostly found at just one site – the Premier Mine in South Africa.
A stellar lineup of actresses could be seen on the red carpet at the Golden Globes 2012, but there was quite the parade of jewels as well. These were indispensable accessories for the evening gowns worn by the most famous ladies in Hollywood.
Elle Macpherson wore a series of bangles in pink and yellow gold by Lorraine Schwartz. They were like a ray of sunshine against her white dress.
Lorraine Schwartz also made the collar with inset turquoise worn by Heidi Klum. It served to highlight the model’s pink silhouette.
Debra Messing also wore Lorraine Schwartz jewels – contrasting pendants in purple and green that added a splash of color to the actress’s dark dress.
Julianne Moore chose to wear bright green chandelier earrings by Chanel Joaillerie as an accompaniment to her dark dress. Julianna Margulies did the same, pairing them with her tight purple dress.
Jessica Alba was very romantic in pale pink. She chose white jewels by Bulgari.
Tilda Swinton‘s dress in shiny light blue was paired with an artistic bracelet by Fred Leighton. Kristen Wig wore a necklace with a splendid purple stone by Fred Leighton over her cream-colored dress.
Don’t miss the chance, if you’re born in March: make the most of Uranus in your sign to give an important change to your professional activity, or to live fantastic moments with a new love that could suddenly come out, as if by magic. In 2012 you will have Saturn in Libra until October and Pluto as a discordant planet in Capricorn: this will induce you to slowly get rid of relationships that have been dragging on for too long, and don’t satisfy you anymore. From June on, you’ll be lightened up by a bright Jupiter in Gemini, that will allow you to improve your economic situation and to face everything with more optimism and confidence. It will also be the ideal moment to spend more time taking care of your body, to give yourself a new look, and to treat yourself with relaxing massages or thermal treatments. Rate 7/8
You are influenced by the wonderful Uranus in Aries if you are born in July, and you will be able to seize the best opportunities to set important meetings for your future, and you will change job or partner at the right time. Saturn in Scorpio, towards the end of the year, will drive you to be careful for your choices, especially if you want to divorce or to live together. Jupiter is discordant, but you have to control your spending until June, and you should steer clear of false or storyteller men. Since June, Jupiter in Gemini will make you more optimist and enthusiastic, very confident in your feline charm; the economic sphere or the personal prestige will be increased. The wise Saturn in Libra will be nice towards the third ten-day period until October: it will give you more power and will strengthen the emotional relationships. You will be less naïf and unwary, but wiser and full of common sense. Rate: 8,5
Bright stars for you in 2012; the year will be cheered up by the good influences of Uranus in Aries, that will involve especially those who are born in November, and that will help you to seize timely and effectively every good occasion, both at work and in the love life, where you will get rid of old stories to throw yourself in new and enthusiastic stories, that will suddenly happen. Since February, Neptune will make those who are born at the beginning of the sign quite restless; you should not delude yourself in illusions and false promises in work and love life. From June, Jupiter will be unfriendly, it will cause you problems in the economic field, and the dialogue with your partner will perhaps be broken. Saturn will shelter those who are born in the third ten-day period, making them wise and full of common sense, especially when concerning long-term choices. Rate: 7-
Here comes an extraordinary year, full of concrete opportunities, of economic advantages, but also of the chance to meet the right man, with whom you can share time and passions. Jupiter, lord of the fortune, will be in your sign until June 11th: you will seize the plentiful chances that will come to all the sectors of your life, from work to social and family life, to love life. The successful mix of more confidence in your charm and more optimism will improve your economic situation and will successfully help you in the search for the soul mate. If you are born in April, the powerful Pluto will push you in a new creative direction, and will confidently lead you to realize your own ambitions, even though from October Saturn advises you to be careful on your choices, especially when they are about business or companies. Rate: 9
2012 will be for you the right year to get rid of shyness and assert yourself with determination, especially if you’re born in August. Pluto in Capricorn will provide you with much strength and determination, to start important projects; it allows you to realize every ambition of yours, both working and personal. You will be more confident on your operational possibilities, and on your magic charm: no-one could resist you, your creativity will be enhanced, you will have no scruples: the end justifies the means when it is about realizing your aims. Until June, with Jupiter in favour of you, you will be protected by fortune in love and work life; then you have to be more careful with spending. If you are born at the beginning of the sign, don’t let yourself be pulled in the too tempting and illusionary proposals, both at work and in a new relationship. Rate: 8/9
2012 will see you incredibly fit, and you will be ready to be successful at work, and at conquering the heart of your lover. Jupiter will help you until June, and will give you charm and well-being: you will be in a very lucky moment to meet the man you dream of, and to live a professional and economic concrete and productive moment. The powerful Pluto in your sign will help you realizing the most secret ambitions, even on the sexual field. If you belong to the third ten-day period and you live an impossible relationship, until October you will be supported by Saturn, that will help you to open your eyes and get rid of the love relationships that don’t satisfy you anymore. Uranus in Aries will play tricks on those who are born in December, and will drive them to cut the past out, especially when concerning men that you can’t bear anymore. Rate: 7/8
Here is a wonderful 2012 for you: on June 11th, Jupiter will enter your sign, and will enhance your success and luck, improving your sentimental and working situation. If you are born in the third ten-day period, until October you will be helped by the powerful Saturn, that will make you wiser and more responsible:if you decide to go and live together, to get married, or anything else, you could also obtain more power in your personal life and in the working activities. If you are born in May, thanks to Uranus in Aries, you will be concrete and realistic, and able to seize the good chances in the love and working fields. It will be a whirling but rewarding year, and you will feel fitter than ever. If you are born at the beginning of the sign period, since February Neptune will instill some uncertainty or restlessness in your choices, especially if it is about new meetings with evasive partners. Rate: 8,5
Il will be a demanding 2012 if you are born in September. Pluto will make you unsatisfied sometimes, both at work and in your relationship. You’d better keep your eyes wide open, watch out for a possible trickery or strong disappointments. Uranus in Aries suggests you to stop and think to avoid hasty decisions; but don’t be afraid to get rid of old stories, especially if a love relationship doesn’t satisfy you anymore. A new atmosphere for all of you from June 11th: Jupiter will be in Gemini and will gave you a full extra amount of success, charm and initiative. Money will copiously come to you, and you’ll meet someone new.Saturn is in your sign until October, and you’ll be supported by a robust strength and strategic ability, in order to solve any problem or difficulty in your relationship. Rate: 7+
A bright 2012 is coming out; it is full of nice new things, although in the first part of the year the naughty Jupiter in Taurus might make you meet the wrong partners or make you face working and financial problems. From June 11th, though, with Jupiter in Gemini, you can rapidly seize the best occasions for success both at work and in love life, with readiness and a bit of luck. You will thus significantly improve your economic situation, and you could treat yourself with some relaxing shopping moments. Don’t be sparing with the spending to improve your look: make the most of this period to do a radical restyling. Saturn will help those who are born in the third ten-day period to solve some problematic and demanding issues, or to meet reassuring and trustworthy men. Uranus in Aries will propose new original meetings or work changes for those who are born in January. Rate: 8/9
Although you are surrounded by a series of conflicting influences, you will be able to sort it out thanks to a successful intuitions and sudden changes, that will turn the situation to your favour. Those who are born in June will be driven by Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn to take some drastic decisions and to cut old stories; but they also will be protected by an extraordinary Jupiter in Taurus that will make them lucky and successful, both on the economic and professional areas. Since February, the bright Neptune in Pisces will humour every kind of change, and since October Saturn in Scorpio will encourage some wise and meditated choices. Those who are born in the third ten-day period are influenced by Saturn in Libra until October; they will finally get rid of heavy and uncomfortable situations, and will be successful from May on. Rate: 7
A wonderful 2012 is coming: ou can start the more ambitious adventures, and be sure you’ll be successful. But you have to keep your eyes open on the economic sphere and on the possible problems of dialogue with your partner:until mid-June, Jupiter is negative in Taurus and will cause some pessimism. Thanks to Pluto in Capricorn, you will manage to enhance the engagement to obtain what you want, both on the professional and on the sentimental field; success will certainly award your commitment. Since February Neptune in Pisces will help you by promoting important and creative changes, that will involve both work and the emotional relationships. Your charm will have something magic. Since October, Saturn will help you and encourage you to take wise, meditated and long-term choices. Rate: 7,5
Your sensitivity will be in pole position, and it will be enhanced by the wonderful planets position, that will make you foresee others’ moves, and to carry out the successful moves. If you are born at the beginning of the sign, be ready to radically change your life; from February 3rd, the bright Neptune will be by your side: you will manage to transform your life, maybe you will be interested in different elements of reality, or you will change your job, or your partner. Since October you can also rely on Saturn in Scorpio to realize some important choices, and you could successfully strengthen professional or sentimental relationships. If you belong to the first ten-day period, Pluto will make you charming and self-confident, ready to realize every ambitions, even the most secret ones. Be careful in spending from June onwards, because Jupiter is discordant, and don’t be driven by pessimism: you will thus give a firm shift to improve your life. Rate: 8