The Finger of Fate © wood engraving (ed. 40) image: 5 x 4 in. $90.00 (go to "Hi There" for purchase information)
The "finger of fate" is a term that comes from astrology. Something about a certain kind of complex alignment of planets. Astrology, of course, is a system of belief that planets, constellations and their positions, have some bearing on what happens or will happen to individuals. The term, "finger of fate" is generally used to imply that a supernatural power (fate) is to blame or credit for events in people's lives. A convenient way of shifting responsibility for the actions of an individual to something omnipotent. In reality we are the finger and the finger points to us individually.

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