In this extract from our Autumn 2019 issue, Calodagh McCumiskey discusses how the interplay of planets, signs and houses in our chart can impact our emotions. To read the full article, click here for your local stockist, or subscribe here to receive a copy direct to your door.
Flow With the Stars
Understanding barriers to peace
by Calodagh McCumiskey
The online power thesaurus has 579 antonyms or words that are the ‘opposite of peace’ in it. This covers war, conflict, agitation, pain, anger and over 570 other feelings.
As human beings, we allow many things to disturb our peace. There are four key emotions: fear, happiness, sadness or anger. Anything that activates your sadness, anger or fear has the potential to disturb your peace.
Understanding the interplay of our planets, and the signs and houses they occupy, gives us insights into how we can find peace and remove the barriers to attaining it. Peace is our natural state. Think of a baby: happy as long as they have love and connection, and their physical needs are met.
As we grow and accumulate baggage, things can become more complicated. Mars represents our base chakra. The placement of, and influences on, Mars in our chart gives key insights into what we allow disturb our peace on a daily basis. The moon rules the subconscious mind and our emotions. This is the garden of our mindset. When we plant thoughts of the 579 feelings that are opposite to peace, we strengthen what disturbs us.
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Calodagh McCumiskey is the director of Spiritual Earth in Rocklands, Co. Wexford.