Author: Tony Hyland

Also occasionally referred to as clairscent, clairalience is another psychic ability forming part of the family of clair senses. Defining Clairalience Derived from the 17th Century French word 'clair' ('clear') and the word 'alience', which means 'smelling' or 'scent', clairalience is defined by varying sources (definitions have...

Better known to most people as psychometry, clairtangency is another one of the psychic abilities known as clair senses. Defining Clairtangency A combination of the French term clair: clear and tangency, from tangent: touching, in physical contact, abutting, clairtangency basically translates into 'clear touching'. It is defined...

Clairsentience is one of the 'clair senses', or psychic abilities, which also include: clairgustance and clairscent; clairtangency, clairvoyance and clairaudience. Another psychic ability, clairempathy (clear emotion), which is an individual's ability to physically tune into and feel another person, animal or place's emotional experience, is...

Marking the beginning of the astronomical summer and the middle of the 'ancient' summer, Midsummer's Day, the Summer Solstice, or Litha (also known as Midsummer, Gathering Day, Alban Heffyn or Feill-Sheathain) will, here in the northern hemisphere, occur on the 20th of this month (June...

In astronomical terms, Mercury is the closest planet to our solar system's sun. As such, it moves around the sun faster than any other planet in the system in what is known as an eccentric orbit. About Mercury The speed at which this planet moved across the sky at night was noted by ancient Roman astronomers, who subsequently named it after their swift-footed messenger god (which is why it is often referred to as the ‘planet of communication’ in astrology). Until NASA's Messenger space probe reached and completely mapped this rather elusive planet before impacting on its surface in April 2015, very little was known about it. Today, we know that this celestial body is far more dynamic and complex than its eccentricity and swiftness previously allowed us to discover. Mercury in Astrology mercury Every astrological sign has a planetary ruler, and most ruling planets reign over a single sign. Mercury, however, is the planetary ruler of both Gemini and Virgo, making it one of only two planets that divide their attention between two signs (Venus, which reigns over Libra and Taurus, being the other one). Mercury's Rule There are some basic similarities in the way Mercury rules over Gemini and Virgo. People born under both of these signs are, for instance, exceptionally intelligent. They can also be very flexible and capable of 'changing like the wind', although this is mostly due to the fact that both Gemini and Virgo have a 'mutable quality'.

Having introduced the concept of 'Qualities' in 'Astrology Reports: Qualities, an Introduction (Part 1 of 13)', I will endeavour to show how the different qualities, cardinal, fixed and muted, affect each individual sign over the next 12 parts of this series, starting today with the first of the cardinal signs, Aries. Cardinal Signs Astrology's cardinal signs, their seasons and elements are Aries (Spring, Fire), Cancer (Summer, Water), Libra (Autumn, Air) and Capricorn (Winter, Earth). As I mentioned in Part 1, these signs occupy each season's first month. Also known as the Zodiac's 'scout signs', they have the role of bringing forth new seasons. Governing creativity and often respected as leaders within their communities, people born under these cardinal signs are typically self-motivated; ambitious, active and often restless individuals. Occasionally misinterpreted as domineering, cardinal sign natives have some outstanding qualities, including being enterprising, creative and independent; spontaneous and, yes, sometimes forceful. cardinal signs The Cardinal Quality of the Fire-Sign Aries The role of the Aries individual is to use his or her first-hand experiences to project themselves onto the world. Self-expression is, in fact, of paramount importance to the pioneering sign of Aries, and natives love to see just how far they can go in the exploration and discovery of and experimentation with the world surrounding them.

Many people refer to psychics as fortune tellers. Even some psychics use the term 'fortune telling' to describe what they do when providing psychic readings. I must admit that I have a little bit of a problem with this. Here is why. Fortune Telling In my mind, the terms 'fortune teller' and 'fortune telling' always conjure up images of 'fairground mystics' in darkened tents (usually filled with all kinds of weird and wonderful objects) 'predicting the future' at often ridiculous prices. These individuals often:
  • Use clever questioning to get information they can use to appear real.
  • Tell people exactly what they want to hear.
  • Predict the soon to be expected arrival of a 'tall, dark and handsome stranger' (or incredibly beautiful woman, as the case may be).
  • Predict impending incredibly good fortune.
  • Frighten the living daylights out of some poor, unsuspecting individual by talking about imminent doom and gloom (including terrible accidents and even unexpected deaths!).
These people are, as far as I am concerned, not only incredibly irresponsible (and more often than not also fakes), but also one of the main reason why so many people deny or laugh at the reality of psychic abilities. psychic readers Psychic Readers Genuine psychic readers rarely operate in this manner. First of all, we are normal, everyday-type people just like you who, as a rule, only dress up in outlandish costumes for Halloween or other fancy dress parties. While we may have divinatory tools like crystal balls or tarot cards at hand, we typically also live in and work from perfectly 'normal' homes and/or offices.