ASTROLOGY, WISDOM

ASTROLOGY READING: Cosmic Merkaba Meditation Week of 17th October 2016

Week of 17th October Astrological Reading

Off the back of our Full / Supermoon this week, we are still being heavily influenced by the intense lunar vibrations that accompany this astrological event. Many of us may be feeling emotionally fragile as the significant relationships in our lives are being affected by the moon. Feelings and emotions that are situated deeply in our subconscious from childhood are coming up to be cleared at this time, so don't be surprised if your dream states is infiltrated with memories, places and people from your youth. Or even if fears and what we recognise as core issues or concerns are brought up to the forefront of our mind. This can be a deeply unsettling process for us, so it is extremely important that we be kind to ourselves during this period of purification so we do not add to our emotional stresses.

You may feel like your emotions are bubbling right below the surface and that you are unable to keep them contained. Now is the time to express these emotional declarations and not suppress how we are feeling! However be sure that you are mindful of what is spilling out, as when we feel this overwhelming urge to break open the floodgates, we sometimes forget to include a filter, which can lead to more damage.

The sun is currently in Libra as it has been since September 22nd, but as it moves into Scorpio on October 22nd, the emotional balance that Libra is reported to provide us with will wane and make way for the desire body that accompanies Scorpio. With this desire comes a need to fulfill ourselves and emotionally this manifests in a need to feel intimacy and depth in our relationships. It is a very powerful energy as it taps into our core motivations, desires and reveals to us what are the key driving forces in our lives. An opportunity of great healing is provided to us at this time, however be careful that you do not swing to far into the negative aspects of Scorpio that of jealousy, emotional manipulation andoverindulgence that make up the shadow side of this sign.

EVENTS, INSPIRATION, ASTROLOGY, WISDOM

ASTROLOGY READING: Supermoon, Sunday 16th October 2016

Supermoon Sunday!

Get ready for some intense lunar vibes as we welcome the first of three Full Moon/ Super moons in October, November and December. Starting this Sunday the October Full Moon will orbit the earth at it's closest approach and it will appear larger, brighter and its energies will be greatly amplified during this transit. In folklore this October Full Moon is also known as the Travel Moon and Blood Moon.
We will also experience Supermoons in the final two months of the year and speak more on this during next months full moon, as the closest and largest full supermoon of the year will fall on November 14, 2016.
This will be the largest full moon thus far in the 21st century (2001 to 2100) and will be the closest encounter between the Earth and moon until November 25, 2034.

Like all Lunar events, full moons directly influence our emotions, reflecting and amplifying any negative or positive thoughts and feelings we may be having. They also bring to the surface any unresolved emotional issues that have been lingering to be resolved. This has a tendency to directly affect all your relationships, be they familial, workplace, friendships or loved ones.
The full moon acts as a mirror, reflecting your circumstances back at you (a particularly BIG mirror over the next few months) and asks you to take a good hard look at any relationship imbalances that may be taking place. Ask yourself, is this a positive relationship, am I surrogating or being surrogated through this relationship? If the answer is yes, now is the time to cleanse your emotional attachments to these connections. It's not about cutting them out of your life, but more about reworking the way you manage and respond to these exchanges.

These lunar energies work directly with the feminine/ goddess energy. What a wonderful energetic time to be suspended in over the final few months of the year. These nurturing feminine moon energies create a space for you to heal any past hurts and recharge your batteries in a safe and supported space.

 

TRAVEL, INSPIRATION

SUPPORT: Shakthi Amma Magalir Mempattu Maiyyam

Alchemical Magic is proud to support the Shakthi Amma Magalir Mempattu Maiyyam Women’s Welfare Program.

SAMMM empowers destitute women to create a sustainable livelihood through employment and a live a life with purpose and dignity. The initiative started with six women in 2008 and now employs almost 100 women aged between 18 and 65, most of whom are breadwinners in the family. The women prepare more than 20 handmade organic Pooja products like KumKum, turmeric and camphor for the Sri Narayani Peedam Ashram.

The women are also trained in sewing which enables then to produce cloth bags, mobile phone pouches and ladies Kurtis. They are also engaged in various tasks including operations, sales and accounting. This occupation inspires dedication, enabling them to overcome mundane family issues and experience peace and joy. SAMMM has also contributed to the socio-economic growth of semi-urban and rural areas, setting an example for many others to follow.

ASTROLOGY, EVENTS, MEDITATION, WISDOM

ASTROLOGY READING: Cosmic Merkaba Meditation 31st August 2016

Week of 29th August Astrological Reading

Hold on to your mandalas mediators, last week may have been the calm before the storm, but the storm is well and truly with us this week. The universe is really throwing it all at us as Mercury enters retrograde on Tuesday the 30th, we have a New Moon on the 1st September and an Annual Solar Eclipse on the 1st as well.

The energy of the New Moon always provides us with a space to wipe the slate clean from the previous month and start a new, it is a time for renewal and rebirth. This renewal energy is being amplified 3 fold as the solar eclipse and mercury retrograde are both working to create a potent time to seed something new in our lives.

If you are having trouble letting go of the past or staying in situations you know are overdue to be released, now is the time to say goodbye on your terms before the universe steps in to do it for you. In a solar eclipse the lunar energy is particularly strong as it seeks to block out the suns influence. Mercury retrograde will bring its usual disturbances, but it is also creating a space for serious realignment, renewal and re-prioritization. This really is a time to look forward and to start laying the foundations to help you manifest the life you want to be living.
 
As we have said before during these times of tumultuous cosmic energy influences, always remember that HUMAN WILL and the MIND is stronger than any astrological force or influence. You are the master of your own mind and destiny. Use the opportunity of the perceived madness around you to demonstrate the growth you have been working so hard to achieve through your practices and rise above it.
 

ASTROLOGY, INSPIRATION, MEDITATION, WISDOM

ASTROLOGY READING: Cosmic Merkaba Meditation 24th August

24th August Astrological Reading

The week after a full moon can produce an energy lull and leave us feeling like we just don't want to even get out of bed! Lethargy, depression and impatience can leave us feeling immobilized and like it's all just too much to face the world. Listen to what your body is telling you and make sure you take the time to truly assess what is going on internally. If you need to take a break do so, but also be conscious of when it is just your limitations coming up to be worked through.  
 
This week should be used as a period to regain our strength and regather our intentions for the remainder of the month. Mercury goes into retrograde next week on the 30th August and we will speak more about this next week; but take the opportunity of this week as a period of solace and reflection before it all kicks back into gear again.

ASTROLOGY, MEDITATION, WISDOM

ASTROLOGY READING: Cosmic Merkaba Meditation 17th August

Week of 15th August Astrological Reading

This week we are celebrating and individually working with the energy of the Full Moon in Aquarius on Thursday August 18th. This Full Moon also coincides with a minor lunar eclipse (however it will cast no shadow over the moons face).
 
Under the influence of this full moon we may be struck by the desire to come together with loved ones, this is a time for relationships and fertilisation. The usual loner Leo is balanced out by Aquarius's need to be one of the team. Surround yourself with loved ones this week, solidify new relationships and breath new life into old ones.

Be open to those who unexpectedly reach out to you, everything that happens under the influence of the full moon is occurring for a reason. There are lessons to be learned at this time as the moon brings new insights into your life and relationships.

MYSTICISM, INSPIRATION, WISDOM

MYSTICISM: MANTRAS AND OM MANI PADME HUM

Mantras by definition (“man” which means mind and “tra” which means transport) can be used to alter one’s state of consciousness and when chanted repeatedly can shift, transform and manifest any number of circumstances depending on the intention of the mantra.

Mantras can be used as a powerful tool to enter deep states of meditation as they transport the mind. This can be particularly effective for those who are new to the practice of meditation as the mind finds it difficult to still itself, free from the stimulus of everyday life. Chanting a simple mantra such as OM MANI PADME HUM can help the mind to focus and more easily let go of one’s current reality.

The recitation of mantras can also change your reality through the power of their energetic and auditory vibrations. In times of stress and anxiety reciting a divine mantra can assist you in surrendering to the universe and help you to let go of circumstances that are beyond your control. They can diffuse negative emotions through the energetic impact of their vibrations. The more energy put into the mantras the greater the influence they can have.     

Om Mani Padme Hum

Tibetan Buddhists believe that saying the mantra (prayer) Om Mani Padme Hum, invokes the Buddha of compassion Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig). Mantras are powerful words believed to awaken latent spiritual forces in the body. Om Mani Padme Hum means “Hail! To The Jewel in the Lotus” It refers to conscious knowledge of the existence of the jewel – the Divine Spark – in the human heart.

Viewing the written form of the mantra is said to have the same effect.

OM -pure body-                  Is said to purify: bliss, pride

MANE -jewel-                      Is said to purify: jealousy, passion, desire

PADME -wisdom-               Is said to purify: prejudice, poverty, possessiveness

HUM -unity-                        Is said to purify: aggression, hatred

 

Origins

Mantras can empower and awaken your body, mind and spirit and have been used for over 3000 years. They can be found across almost every major religion from Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and can even be equated to the recitation of prayers in Christianity. The most common mantra that people encounter is the single syllable of OM which some may argue is the most important mantra of them all. The eternal OM is said to represent all of existence, the past, the present and the future, all held within this one sound. Some schools of thought even attribute OM to the origin of the Christian "Amen".

We all lead busy lives and can understandably at times loose track of our spiritual practices. Getting into the habit of reciting mantras is a great way to stay connected to your spirituality and integrate it into your daily life. Like any activity, we must practice until it becomes second nature to us; if you have a set back during your day make your reflex to go into reciting a mantra instead of dwelling on the issue and feeding the problem negativity. Use a mantra to transmute the negative charge around the perceived set back and move on.

Do you have a favourite Mantra? Let us know in the comments.

ASTROLOGY, MEDITATION, WISDOM, MYSTICISM

ASTROLOGY READING: Cosmic Merkaba Meditation 10th August

Week of 8th August Astrological Reading

Many of us struggle with communication at the best of times, whether that be suppressing our thoughts and feelings and not communicating altogether or just not understanding how we truly feel and therefore communicating our emotions ineffectively. Unfortunately during the next week or so this weakness will be exacerbated as our ability to communicate is being directly affected by the planetary retrogrades currently in transit.
 
We may be struck by bouts of chaotic emotional swings and irrational thought processes that see us quick to temper and sway us to make impulsive decisions. This illogical thinking is directly effecting our communication as one is not 'thinking clearly' and therefore is not communicating ones true emotions and desires. It is therefore paramount that you not make big decisions at this time that you may come to regret when everything evens itself out.

The bright light of this week is that Saturn is leaving its retrograde period on the 13th August. This transit may have caused you to feel like you were off track and filled with self doubt, but as this planet returns to its forward flow we can look forward to not feeling so much like the world is against us.

ASTROLOGY, INSPIRATION, MEDITATION, WISDOM

ASTROLOGY READING: Cosmic Merkaba Meditation 3rd August 2016

Week of 1st August Astrological Reading

Often at the beginning of a New Moon transit we speak of the renewable magic that this cycle can bring to our lives. And whilst the energy of the New Moon does support us to create new beginnings, it is ultimately up to us to forge these new pathways for ourselves. We alone are responsible for creating the reality we want to live in, to act on the opportunities that are presented to us, and use the energy of the New Moon to support us to do that.
 
We can use the new moon in Leo to our advantage by preparing our intentions and listening to the signs that come our way during the transit. Open our awareness to the serendipitous signs that the universe is sending us and act upon them in the knowledge that you are being supported and guided by spirit to take control of your journey. If you are feeling unsupported or alone, feel safe in the knowledge that spirit is always with you and open your eyes to the signs that are guiding you daily.

A new moon in Leo sees us searching for safety and stability but this sign also ignites within us the fire of creativity, not just in the traditional artistic sense but in the shaping of our dreams and desires. Be creative in your aspirations for life and don't allow your fears and the need for security to limit your potential. Try and see past your self imposed limitations and doubts and allow your passion to surge you forward with the unlimited potential of a New Moon in Leo.   

ASTROLOGY, MEDITATION, MYSTICISM

ASTROLOGY READING: Cosmic Merkaba Meditation 27th July 2016

Week of 25th July 2016 Astrology Reading

Over the last few weeks the astrological and planetary conditions have forced us to investigate illusion and confront the forged misconceptions we have created about ourselves. Driven by insecurity, and ego we have denied looking at our shadow sides for fear of seeing something we don't like. With the power of last weeks full moon in our corner, we took the opportunity to acknowledge these aspects of self in a state of acceptance and self love.

Cancer enabled us to get in touch with our emotions in a supported space but as we move on from this sign, many of us may begin to feel at odds with ourselves or almost like a stranger to your normal self. Feelings of isolation and separation may cause you to feel a-drift from yourself and loved ones.

As we transit into the house of Leo in conjunction with Uranus in Retrograde on the 29th July this separation from self can combine with feelings of rebellion as it reawakens any suppressed urges you may have towards structure and confinement in your life. This could manifest as dissatisfaction in your job, routines and relationships. It is important to not let the momentum of this retrograde and the passion and fire of Leo swing you to far out of balance, resulting in rash decisions.

The most powerful tool we have in response to these influences is self awareness. Strengthened by confronting your shadow self last week, don't be afraid to really look at yourself and the circumstances you are pulling into your life at the moment, and acknowledge when you are being irrational and swinging too far out of balance.

MEDITATION, EVENTS, ASTROLOGY

ASTOLOGY READING: Cosmic Merkaba Meditation 20th July 2016

20th July Astrological Reading

On Tuesday 19th July at 8.57am local Sydney time we will experience the Full Moon in Capricorn. This week Cosmic Merkaba Meditation will be focusing it's intentions on harnessing the abundant Lunar energy to help heal the negative or shadow sides of our personalities and emotions that Full Moons can bring to the surface.

Full Moons expose us to the aspects that we keep hidden and refuse to acknowledge about ourselves. This month it takes shape through the lens of a Full Moon in Capricorn and overarching sign of Cancer. Issues that may reveal themselves internally could be situated around emotional immaturity and emotional denial, resentment and self indulgence which are all aspects of the shadow side of Cancer. Capricorns opposition avoids taking responsibility and resists accepting consequences.

These attitudes and behaviors that can lie within all of us and result in self sabotage, keeping us stuck from achieving the personal growth that we work so hard for. If we cannot take personal responsibility and acknowledge that sometimes there is nothing holding us back then our own limitations then we can never truly move forward. As it is commonly said we can be our own worst enemies.

Join us for Cosmic Merkaba Meditation this week and provide yourself with a dedicated moment and safe space to get in touch with those aspects of ourselves that we may not like and use the energies of the full moon to finally accept and transmute them, giving yourself the best chance to keep moving forward.

EVENTS, MEDITATION, MYSTICISM

Cosmic Merkaba Meditation - Native American Medicine Wheel Ceremony

Native American Medicine Wheel Ceremony at Alchemical Magic

On the 13th July we hosted a Native American Medicine Wheel Ceremony at Alchemcial Magic. It was a fantastic night and the sold out event worked specifically with traditional shamanic energies in conjunction with the current cosmic and planetary forces influencing us at this time.

Traditionally the Native American Medicine Wheel ceremony helps you to enter a trance like state of consciousness through rhythmic drumming and the burning of sages and sweet-grasses. The wheel itself works as a type of vortex for spirit to anchor into the earth and assist you connecting to your spirit guides and higher self. 

Keep in touch and be notified of our next medicine wheel event by signing up to our Alchemical Magic Newsletter.

Blessings,

Alchemical Magic

ASTROLOGY, MEDITATION, INSPIRATION

ASTROLOGY READING: Cosmic Merkaba Meditation 6th July 2016

6th July Astrological Reading

Last week's Cosmic Merkaba Meditation reading focused on how many of us are presently feeling deeply unsettled.  These feelings of uncertainty, doubt and fear from the collective consciousness are being reflected in our current emotional state and are impacting us at this time. This week we can begin to feel a shift in these dynamics as we experience a New Moon in Cancer on Monday the 4th July.  

Along with the new beginnings and restart of the monthly cosmic cycle that a new moon heralds, this rebirth in Cancer manifests feelings of love, compassion and feelings of emotional stability which have been so sorely lacking over the past few weeks. Take advantage of the energies that Cancer provides and transform the fears that you have been experiencing through self love, creating a safe space for you to reflect and gain wisdom and insight.

Self Mastery can only be born from truly understanding ones self and this can only be achieved through honest self reflection, during times of doubt, fear and pain a much as times of success. Allow yourself to be open to the feelings of love that Cancer brings into your life and reflect them inwards as much as you express them out.
 

EVENTS, TRAVEL, MYSTICISM

TRAVEL: Tour of the Sacred Sites of Ancient Egypt

In February 2016 Alchemical Magic traveled to Egypt to tour the Sacred Sites of one of the most historically and energetically significant ancient cultures in human history. 

From the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza to the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae, this was a once in a life time trip to reconnect back to the past lives we have all shared in this magic land.

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ASTROLOGLY READING: Cosmic Merkaba Meditation 29th June 2016

29th June Astrological Reading

Many of us are presently feeling deeply unsettled, as if the universe is off balance and this feeling is being reflected in our current emotional state. Uncertainty, doubt and fear from the collective consciousness is impacting us at this time as ongoing political events are creating a surge of anxiety across the planet.

Whilst we may not be directly feeling the effects of these changes yet (or if we ever will), when major events occur that create feelings of fear and confusion in the collective consciousness this triggers suppressed fears in our unconscious minds to manifest within us. This is especially apparent at this time because of the heightened dream states we are experiencing as a result of the Neptune retrograde we have previously discussed.

You could be feeling drained and tired from tumultuous dreams as your subconscious is attempting to filter and process the release of these fears in your conscious mind. This lack of energy has also been aggravated by the Mars retrograde transit, when Mars is retrograde, you may not have the energy levels that are normally yours. This will hopefully lessen as we see Mars return to its usual course on Wednesday 29th June and we can begin to rebuild our energy reserves.
What is most important is that we do not feed negativity to the collective conscious through our own fears and that we send love and light to the universe. Transmuting any negative thoughts if they come up.      

Join us on Wednesday night in person or absentee and take the opportunity to meditate and clear any subconsious fears that are currently unsettling our emotional state.