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Star: One of the trumps of the Major Arcana of the tarot. Numbered XVII. In the system of Eliphas Levi, it corresponds to the Hebrew letter Peh and the heaven of the soul. In the system of the Golden Dawn, The Star corresponds to the Hebrew letter Tzaddi and the astrological sign of Aquarius. According to Aleister Crowley, The Star corresponds to the Hebrew letter Heh.

Star, Gloria: An internationally renowned astrologer, author and teacher, Gloria has been a professional astrologer for over two decades. She has written written for the Llewellyn's Sun Sign Book since 1990, and has been a contributing author of the Moon Sign Book since 1995. Her most recent work, Astrology: Woman to Woman, was released by Llewellyn in April 1999. She is the author of Optimum Child: Developing Your Child's Fullest Potential through Astrology, now translated into four languages. She also edited and co-authored the book Astrology for Women: Roles and Relationships (Llewellyn 1997). Her astrological computer software, Woman to Woman, was released by Matrix Software in 1997. Ms. Star has contributed to two anthologies -- Houses: Power Places in the Horoscope (Llewellyn 1990), and How to Manage the Astrology of Crisis (Llewellyn 1993). Listed in Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in the East, Gloria is active within the astrological community, where she has been honored as a nominee for the prestigious Regulus Award. She has served on the faculty of the United Astrology Congress (UAC) since its inception in 1986, and has lectured for groups and conferences throughout the US and abroad.

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The System of Chakras
A chakra is a spinning vortex of energy created within ourselves by the interpenetration of consciousness and the physical body. Through this combination, chakras become centers of activity for the reception, assimilation and transmission of life ...
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The Message from Stone: Stone & Rock Divination
The lessons of quantum physics and its new kid on the block, holographic theory, are that all things are connected through the energy that infuses the universe and all it contains. According to scientists, 90% of the universe is unknown - meaning ...
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The Man Who Became a Light Bulb
In his Handbook of Astral Projection, Richard A. Greene discusses an OBE-producing visualization exercise calling for the practitioner to "transfer... consciousness into any object and try to see from the object’s point of view." One person who ...
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Transits and Progressions
Just as your birth chart shows where the planets were when you were born, at any moment another chart can be created. The planets in a chart for a particular moment are called transits. As the planets move through the zodiac, they interact with ...
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The I Ching
(Also Yi King) A Chinese divinatory system of 64 "hexagrams" that express the dynamic flow of energies into their physical manifestation. Like most divination, it is a manipulative system calling forth the practitioner’s psychic abilities. The ...
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What Is Hypnosis?
Exactly what is hypnosis, or more accurately, self-hypnosis? Self-hypnosis is a self-induced, altered state of mental consciousness that allows you to give constructive suggestions directly to your subconscious mind. More simply put, you cause ...
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What is Karma?
Karma is the law of cause and effect. Simply that, and nothing more. Of all the misunderstood and abused aspects of reincarnation, karma heads the list. When something unpleasant happens, it is very common to see people who don't even believe in ...
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What You Should Not Expect from Magic
Everyone who gets into ritual magic has pretty much the same goal—he or she wants to rule the world. They may not admit it even to themselves, but they are thinking: Suppose, just suppose, I could learn to hurl lightning bolts from my fingertips, ...
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Where Did Runes Come From?
Over the last century or so, several theories have arisen on the origin of the runes, each having a strong body of supporters at different times. The nineteenth-century Danish rune scholar L. F. A. WimmerM, struck by the obvious similarity between ...
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Why Do Runes Have a Bad Reputation?
Runes have always been mysterious and forbidding. The very word "rune" means a secret, a mystery. In popular folklore runes are dangerous, evil, pitiless, and destructive. But how did runes get so wicked a reputation? Part of it can be attributed ...
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In astrology, a grand cross occurs when four or more planets a form two sets of oppositions that combine to form four squares. These planets are also usually related by mode (Cardinal, Fixed, or Mutable). This is a difficult configuration, but there is usually great strength accompanying it to endure and develop character. So, there are three... read this article
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