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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
Fear is the number one thing stopping us from doing what we want. Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of disapproval from others, fear of change. Fear fear fear fear FEAR. So for me, relocating to India was a pretty scary thing to do, but I did it…
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.
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…
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