CELESTIAL BINGING: A CALORIE-FREE INDULGENCE OR UNHEALTHY ADDICTION?
Whenever an eclipse takes place, you ping your friends of its huge impact on all their lives.
“Illumination is in the cards” is your go-to caption, along with a photo of your daily Tarot reading.
You know your sign’s traits, what signs you’re most compatible with, and what days of the month you should schedule a meet up with that cute match from your dating app.
Hold up a minute! You may be letting your interest in the planetary movements lead to cosmic indigestion.
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW
There’s a direct relationship between the Cosmos and your activities on earth.
The movement of heavenly bodies creates an atmosphere of constriction or ease that keeps you on your toes. And while you’re not controlled by the Universe, it can help you take control of your life.
It can pinpoint latent traits you may possess and provide you with specific hints on how to best develop them.
It can also be an excellent means for you to determine the perfect time for certain actions.
Being passionate about something that can give you a sense of meaning, like the mystic guidance of astrology and numerology, therefore is very sensible because it can energize you and give you focus.
But if you’re not careful, this passion for the metaphysical arts can also get out of hand.
BLOATED FROM TOO MUCH OF THE MYSTIC AND THE DIVINE
Cosmic indigestion happens when you become so engrossed in the ancient esoteric practices you’re passionate about you internalize it onto your identity in a controlled fashion.
Like actual food, you hog on everything mystic and divine that comes your way—horoscopes, birth charts, life path numbers, lunation cycles—all of them!
Your consumption of the signs from the skies is not woven in so flexibly, or harmoniously, with your other activities and interests that they interfere with your relationships and productivity. You may even ignore warning signs related to your well-being or safety because it’s not aligned with the “message” of the Universe.
If you’re guilty of doing one or more of these signs, you might want to take a step back—you’re probably letting the skies rule your life far too much.
1. YOU ONLY HANG OUT WITH PEOPLE WHOSE ZODIAC SIGNS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH YOURS
There are many ways in which people can be compatible. But for those like you, who anxiously await to read your horoscope at the beginning of every month, the type of compatibility that’s most important is between astrological signs.
You know that Fire signs stereotypically tend to get along best with other Fire and Air signs. Earth signs often vibe best with other Earth and Water signs. Air signs match well with other Air and Fire signs. And Water signs will often find a good match with Water and Earth signs.
But if you take it to extremes by making complex compatibility charts and decide to unreasonably weed out those with a less-than-favorable sign, you’re denying yourself the opportunity to experience a whole new perspective in life.
Every single person you choose to associate with brings out a different side of you. The more diverse the people you allow into your life are, the more dynamic and flexible you become as an individual.
2. YOU STICK WITH A PARTNER BECAUSE YOUR SUN SIGN SAYS SO
Finding someone you’re truly compatible with in many ways isn’t easy. When you finally do find someone who ticks all your boxes, it’s only natural to feel like maybe this could be “The One.”
But before you jump to that conclusion, it’s important to learn what the difference between love and compatibility is because they’re not often the same thing.
Astrology may help you understand the basic nature of a person but a Zodiac sign doesn’t paint the entire picture of who a person is. In the same manner, it can’t predict a sure-shot result about the success of a relationship.
The reality is that though astrology provides you with a guide, in the end, you have complete control over who you choose to love.
If your relationship doesn’t surprise or challenge you in any way…
If you find yourself focusing on your partner’s flaws and things you want to change…
Then, honey, it’s time to let go.
Letting go of people in your life is never easy, and it takes strength and self-compassion to move on from a romantic connection.
Sure, being with someone you’re cosmically compatible with can make your life easier. But if you want a relationship that’s based on actual love, check your feelings.
Love, even with all its ups and downs, can make your life much happier in the long run.
3. YOU’RE OBSESSED WITH FINDING YOUR TWIN FLAME
A Twin Flame is a person who you feel connected to not just on a physical and emotional level, but also on a soulful or spiritual level.
Along with the idea of a Soulmate comes this idealized image of what the person might be like. Maybe they have certain hobbies, a specific job, the same interests as you, and so on. But it’s important to be open to all types of people and situations—even if they don’t fit the “Soulmate” image in your head.
If you only keep your sights on your Soulmate, you may miss a lot of good opportunities waiting for yours to come around.
After all, good relationships are generally not a result of finding the right person but of working together with someone who is willing to put effort into it.
If you’re hoping to find the shortcut by meeting your Twin Flame, you may miss many others as they pass you by.
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4. YOU BLAME MERCURY IN RETROGRADE FOR DRUNK-TEXTING YOUR EX
Mercury Retrograde can be a pretty frustrating time for anyone, with its tendency to cause communication and technological difficulties during its nearly month-long transit.
When the planet of logic and communication moves backward, it’s common to reflect on past relationships. But just because you’re thinking of an ex more than usual doesn’t mean that you should hit send.
Mercury Retrograde is a time to review the past, do little life audits, and rethink your life, ideas, and plans. As a result, you might think back on the lessons you learned from your defunct relationships.
Be still. Texting your ex may not land in the most loving way, or it may be read as assertive, crossing boundaries, urgent, or desperate. Wait until the retrograde is over, and your texts won’t feel so hot-headed.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you. (Wink)
5. YOU LET YOUR HOROSCOPE DICTATE YOUR DAY-TO-DAY LIFE
Reading and using a horoscope prediction takes careful thought. It’s a tool like any other—a source of information to process and use when making decisions.
What will you wear today? Should you stay home or not in this time of global pandemic? Is it wise to click “add to cart” after already having spent thousands?
Emotional and mental maturity is characterized by your ability to make your own choices. This is achieved through thinking carefully about what you really want out of life, and by making concrete, well-considered plans to achieve your goals.
But when you stop thinking and allow your horoscopes to make your choices for you, you lose your agency—your ability to make and act on your own independent choices.
Remember that the only true dictator of who you are and what choices you should make comes from a single source: Y-O-U.
Let your horoscope inform your decisions without making them for you, and you’ll truly live a life marked by authenticity.
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6. YOU RELY ON CRYSTALS EVEN WHEN YOU TOOK A SHARP TURN FOR THE WORSE
Crystal healing is an alternative medical technique in which crystals and other stones are used to cure ailments and protect against disease.
Crystals act as conduits for healing — allowing positive, healing energy to flow into your body as negative, disease-causing energy flows out.
You may use amethyst, which is best for staving off hangovers, or hematite to clear the flow of blood throughout your body.
But if you choose to forgo legitimate treatment for a life-threatening disease, you may be putting yourself at great risk! If you put too much stock in the healing power of crystals and don’t utilize the medical resources needed for your conditions, that can be a real problem.
Look at crystal healing as a therapy that can induce relaxation instead, which ultimately is therapeutic for managing your stress and anxiety.
7. YOU LET GO OF A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE OF YOUR DESTINY NUMBER
Not all opportunities are created equal. Sure, there are times when it’s smarter to say no but there are also times when it’s good to push yourself — whether that’s a new job, a speaking gig, or even a promotion at work.
Your Destiny Number is the path that can help you make sound decisions. With it, you can determine the purpose, goal, and direction of your life, and what you’ll tackle and manifest.
But don’t let it make you live a shell of a life. You might miss the opportunities that could be very beneficial to you.
Your path is unique, different, and special. Just like you! So checking in with your intuitive knowledge about who you are and what you really desire is essential because then you’ll always have a connection with your truth!
Any big opportunity presents pros and cons, but the openness to new experiences may also play a role in your decision. Despite your apprehension to take a chance on new opportunities, a lot of good can come out of it, even if it’s not what your Destiny Number suggested.
8. “IT WASN’T MEANT TO BE” CUSHIONS LIFE’S EMOTIONAL BLOWS
The truth is, the statement itself is absolutely true, but the way in which it is used to determine future events is disturbing.
The trouble begins when you start using that statement before an event has even happened. The problem is that using that statement is a submission that everything is out of your control when, in fact, you have control over your actions at every given moment.
Thinking that the Universe is behind the fact that you didn’t get the job you were desperate for, for example, takes your sense of accountability away.
You have the power to create your realities as you choose. You have influence over matter and energy and it is that influence that creates your destiny.
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9. THE SYMBOLISMS IN YOUR DREAMS IMMOBILIZE YOU
A good night’s sleep is always necessary to recharge your batteries and prepare yourself for the day to come.
But the elaborate mini-dramas that happen to you when you dream may not be as pleasurable. They may affect you on a deep emotional level, filling you with vague feelings of fear and anxiety. The unsettling interpretations of the symbolism of your dreams may even paralyze you. Gasp!
The key is that there’s no absolute symbolism to dreams; their meaning changes according to context and to the feelings and experiences of the dreamer. Even if two people have the same dream, it’s interpretation can be totally different, depending on what’s going on in each person’s mind.
If you’re dreaming about potentially disturbing images or situations, take heart: they might mean something good.
10. YOU MANIFEST WEALTH, EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE A SOURCE OF SELF-SUFFICIENT INCOME
The Law of Abundance simply tells us that you live in an abundant Universe. Scarcity is just an illusion. Everything you could ever need or want is already available to you, despite what the fear center of our brain tells you. Read: you have the power within you to attract to yourself all the wealth you could ever want!
As with any manifestation, it all starts with your desire. But what many people tend to skip is to take inspired action. Don’t let that be you!
Inspired action comes from your intuition. You get inspired to do something, go somewhere. Then you take action on that inspired feeling. You take inspired action.
Your intuition, your inner power is so powerful and strong, and it will help you find the path of least resistance towards your desire.
To create a change in your life, you have to change. Do something different. Otherwise, it will just stay the same.
We hate to say it, but by sitting home on your couch without any action what so ever, nothing will change. Sorry, but that’s just how it is.
THE STARS DON’T FORCE, THEY ONLY FAVOR
Fate and free will are both influential in your life. While the Skies might appear to have direct influence over you, the balance keeps shifting the more you learn about it.
Place yourself at the center of your universe of thought and choice, rather than allowing the Cosmos to occupy this hallowed spot at all times.
Avoid Cosmic Indigestion. The message of the Universe is merely one among many things in orbit around you, all of which you can choose to heed or ignore as you pursue your life. Ultimately, it is up to you to grow, improve, and achieve.
Do any of these signs sound familiar? Let us know in the comments below!