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Flow With the Stars: Understanding Barriers to Peace

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In this full article 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 whole magazine, 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.



When the moon is with the sun in a chart, it makes a person prone to depression. Those born on a full moon, when sun and moon are 180 degrees opposite one another, are more sensitive to the ups and downs of life.

At the recent Krishna Das Concert organised by Positive Life, KD spoke about how mantra meditation helps him alleviate the dark corners of his mind. Those dark corners come from the moon. The moon represents our mind, heart chakra, and emotions. An understanding of the influences on the moon gives insights into what prevents peace in these areas of our life.

An understanding of the placement of the sun in your chart shows you your soul’s journey, your purpose and what will bring you fulfilment and self-realisation in this life. The sun signifies what you aspire to be at the deepest level and the essence of who you truly are.   Living according to what we value deepens our peace.  

Our fifth house is our mind. Understanding the influences in and on the fifth house gives us major insights into what unsettles us mentally, whilst showing us how we can change this.  Similarly, influences on the third house, which represents our body, the fourth house – our emotions – and the seventh house – our daily life and partnerships – show us what potentially disturbs these areas and how we can overcome them.  

Mercury represents our Central Nervous system. Understanding the placement of Mercury in your chart gives insights into what makes you anxious, and points to solutions. An overactive Mercury will keep you in your head and logical mind. The placement of Jupiter brings in our ethics.     

We all have a mind, body, heart, and soul. To feel peace, they and our planets need to work in balance. Our birth chart holds much wisdom for our growth and self-discovery.

Calodagh McCumiskey is the director of Spiritual Earth in Rocklands, Co. Wexford.



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