This Full Moon in Pisces asks us to take a break from action just long enough to take a sip of the living water. With an abundance of tense aspects in the chart, we may find ourselves pushed and pulled in many directions. Even as we drive toward our goals…


Today’s New Moon falls in Virgo, the sign of purification, mastery, and service. How do you wish to approach these aspects of your life? So often Virgo gets a bad rap, as the fussiest of all signs– the shushing librarian with spectacles perched on the bridge of her nose. But…


This month begins with an opposition of Mars to Neptune. This aspect, which is exact today, grew over the latter half of August and will fade out through the first half of September. Any combination of these two planets combines the hard, pointed, energetic qualities of Mars with the soft…


We live in a world of vibration. Everything moves and pulses, whether at the subatomic level, the biological level, the cultural, the spiritual, or beyond. Each level of existence vibrates at a particular rate, with infinite gradations between levels. The dense world of matter– the so-called “real” world– vibrates at…


Change your consciousness and you will change the world. Literally, when your consciousness changes, so does your experience of the world. Eventually the world you experience may differ radically from what you previously took for reality. But it goes further than that. Changes at the individual level ripple into the…


The month starts off with a bang as Mars comes into perfect alignment with the long-running Saturn-Uranus square (2020-early 2023). Mars’ alignment with the other two has been building for the last couple of weeks, during which time a condo building in Florida tragically collapsed, likely killing more than 150…


Alchemy… the word conjures images of wizard-like old men toiling away in dark, smokey laboratories, in pursuit of the Philosopher’s Stone– a substance with the power to turn any other into gold. For hundreds and perhaps thousands of years, alchemists in Egypt, Arabia, and Europe sought the Stone. At the…


Art credit: Orgyan Chopel

What follows are a few practical mind hacks, which can help you to disengage from unhelpful mental habits, explored through the symbolic language of astrology. I wrote this a few days ago without really considering the upcoming solar eclipse in Gemini (June 10), with Sun, Moon, and Mercury (retrograde) conjunct…


One of the principal streams of esoteric thought in the West comes to us through Hermeticism. Its origins are as hidden as its secret teachings: some believe it to trace to a semi-divine Egytpian sage and contemporary of Moses called Hermes Trismegistus, while others believe Hermeticism to have originated later…

Alex Stein

Alex Stein is a 21st Century Alchemist https://www.twentyfirstcenturyalchemy.com/

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