Mars is now in Scorpio where it will remain until Jan 27th – the perfect time for us to work out some money mindset stuff over the financially stressful Christmas season! Yay! You see, Scorpio (and its ruling planet Pluto), rules money owed – so things like taxes, inheritances and the icky-feeling stuff like bills and debts.
I’ve always had this attitude towards wealth like it will come and go as it pleases, sometimes I have it, sometimes I don’t, and because of this attitude, the money has behaved the same. Except that’s not really how I want my money to flow: unevenly in a feast or famine cycle that has me constantly working to survive. It’s exhausting.
For most of us, most of the time, we go about thinking we know our own motives, and consider ourselves in complete control of our actions, but the part of our mind that instructs us on a daily basis, the voice in our head that we call ME, is not the only deciding factor up there.
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.
Every one of us is on a spiritual path, some of us just don’t know it yet. I imagine because you’re here, that you are one of the aware – congrats! But you probably still doubt yourself at times – “I forgot to meditate”, “My life is a mess”, “I ate a ton of cheese” – we’ve all been there. Yet despite these moments of self-doubt, you are transforming. So quit pretending, cos honey you are exactly where you need to be. Here’s how I know…
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.
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.
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?
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