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Full Moon in Aquarius: Start a Weirdo Revolution

With this week’s Aquarius Full Moon, we’re getting out of our comfort zones and into the new age of weird and wacky individuality. Ruled by Uranus, the sign of Aquarius is known for its wave-making radicalism and ability to shake up the tired and tame parts of yourself that you thought you could hide behind.

CHECKYOSELF (before you wreck yoself)

The Gnostic Guide to Avoiding Burn Out

Despite thousands of years in the making, we’re still desperate to escape our material prisons. We work like dogs to break free of the 9-5 drudge, then we blow off steam in excess. This attitude towards life echoes the ancient Gnostic sects, and we could really learn a thing or two from them before we burn out for good.

3 Ways to Be a Modern Mystic in a Messed Up...

Living on earth right now is pretty hectic I’m sure you’ll agree, and more than ever we need something to get us through this crazy dark night of our soul. Which is why we could do with taking a leaf out of the modern mystic’s manuscript to get us back on track to feeling calm, fulfilled and full of zest.

GIRLPOWER - get your sacred femme on

Witches Rule Vampires Drool: Feminism, Magic & Pop Culture

It’s official, witches are back in. Can I hear a hallelujah? From television to music, fashion and even social media. The world’s gone mad with magical powers and I for one am hyped, but not just for the social acceptance and spooky vibes. There’s a deeper reason for my delight at this witchy revolt, and it involves us ladies.

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On Winter, Persephone and the Descent into the Underworld of Psyche

Right about now the Eleusinian Mysteries would be taking place in Greece. These ancient rituals celebrate the myth of Persephone and her journey into the underworld and the subsequent coming of winter, but as with all myths, there’s a deep psychological reflection to be told too.

What’s Alchemy Got to Do with it?

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 Top 5 Reasons Why Your Magic Isn’t Working

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?

7 Things Magical People Do Every Day

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…

7 Jungian Archetypes to Decipher Your Dreams

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.