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Ellie Pierpoint

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Ellie Pierpoint is a writer, astrologer and wisecracking alchemist. While she admits that she'd rather be at the beach, if she had to do something it would be liberating humans of mental strife, achieving enlightenment and transmuting enough gold to feed the world and save the animals, oh and trees, she really likes trees.

Solar Eclipse in Leo: Roar for Peace

The Solar Eclipse in Leo falls at 29° Leo on Monday August 21st. The shadow side of leadership is seeping into the collective consciousness...

6 Ways You’re Doing Shadow Work Without Knowing

‘Shadow work’ seems to be the word on every witch’s lips right now and the internet is rife with talk of its incredible healing...

Full Moon in Capricorn+Pluto: The Killing Moon

This Capricorn full moon has been KILLING me. Every time I go to work on my hustle, my hustle just deflates like a saggy...

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.

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.

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.

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?

Full Moon in Capricorn: Lightening the Load

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.

New Moon in Cancer: Caring for the Inner Child

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.