Alchemy is a pretty loaded word. For many it brings up images of the dark ages; wizened old men trying to turn lead into gold, but this is just one part of a multi-faceted spiritual truth that has become murky and irrelevant, yet alchemy is just as important a tool to modern life as it was centuries ago, and it holds the secret of our own liberation from suffering – what’s not to love?
The full Moon in Capricorn is a tricky one and the contrast of emotion and ambition can bring all kinds of feelings and resistance to the surface. This full Moon should be an eye-opener into what you want to do with your life and how you can get your emotions to work with you in your ascent to the top.
This weekend the New Moon is in its home sign of sensitive Cancer, giving us chance to delve into the waters of our psyche to meet our inner child.
In an astrological chart, the moon represents our deepest emotions; the murky unconscious, and in particular, the ingrained feelings of security we experience in our childhood.
So your magic isn’t working, and you can’t figure out why. Your intentions are fully set and you’re putting them way out there, but it’s not really that simple, is it? Magic, manifestation, spell, prayer, wish, whatever you want to call it, is basically the art of getting what you want by influencing the world around you, and it’s often made to look easy. But if that’s the case, why does it fail so often?
Are you a fiery intuitive or an airy over-thinker? Do you have the weight of the earth on your steadfast shoulders or do your feelings flow like water? The diverse energy of the elements can be read in our astrological charts, helping us to recognise any imbalances that keep us from wholeness.
What if I told you that putting belief in something outside of yourself could cure your anxiety? You’d probably think I was trying to convert you to some sort of religion. But when you break it down, religion itself is just a symbol, and any symbol, if you believe in it, has the power to heal.
What do you deem a magical person to be? To me, it’s someone who brims with positive power, someone with luck, vitality and spirit in spades, a true individual who lets wonder guide them in this amusing game called life. But how does one lead such a charmed life? Luckily anyone can become a creature of magic, if they only follow a few simple steps…
If you haven’t already felt it, the moon is waxing towards full in Sagittarius on Saturday May 21st, bringing forth inspiration and growth in a huge way. As Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of aspirations and adventure, now is the perfect time to wave goodbye to negative patterns and welcome in a new you.
Our dreams can tell us a lot about our waking life. My fave psychoanalyst, Carl Jung, believed that dreams were a way of tapping into our unconscious and that while most dreams are very personal, some have a more mythical, symbolic quality that can only be explained through knowledge of the collective unconscious.
Today is Friday the 13th – cue bad luck, black cats and hockey masked murderers.
I’ve already had my computer crash today and spent the entire morning reinstalling Windows *sigh* – though it’s not really surprising with the current Mercury Retrograde transit coupled with our fateful Friday 13th – it’s a double whammy of bad luck – deeelightful!