Stoic Emperor Marcus Aurelius Is Always Relevant

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I basically have every book on Kindle but THIS one is in actual literal book form, because it is like a talisman.  You can read it all the way through and feel strength pouring into you or just open a page at random, oracle style. Like a fiercer version of the I-Ching.

I mentioned Marcus Aurelius – the last of the so-called five “good Emperors” of Ancient Rome – back at the beginning of the Zap Zone, because i thought his writings on accessing your inner power SO relevant to the times. And now it is the end of the Zap Zone and Marcus is still relevant because he is ALWAYS damn relevant.

Who does not – on occasion or every day even – need to draw on inner power and stoic philosophy? Marcus IS the Law Of Awesome.

You don’t read Marcus Aurelius Meditations when you want fluffy comfort – you read Marcus Aurelius Meditations when you want to power up into getting your Awesome on.

He was Sun-Mars-Mercury in Taurus, Moon in Capricorn Rising squared by Pluto in Aries and trined by Uranus in Virgo.  He had Saturn on the North Node in Cancer, sign of the Emperor in Tarot.

Marcus Aurelius – a hugely popular Emperor – was a devout Pagan. His place of worship was the Temple of Jupiter.  FYI his Jupiter was in Scorpio and the 10th House, a classic signifier of someone whose words or creations endure beyond their lifetime and who has the love of the masses.

If i could personally give every single person doing it hard with a Saturn Transit a copy of this book, i literally would. If were Empress it would be compulsory. The government would distribute.

So i just opened some pages of my book at random – as a sort of bibliomancy for this post Eclipse Dark Moon  – and here is what i got.

“Operatics, combat and confusion.  Sloth and servility. Every day they blot out those sacred principles of yours – which you day dream thoughtlessly about or just let slide.  Your actions and perceptions need to aim:

– at accomplishing practical ends

– at the exercise of thought

– at maintaining a confidence founded on understanding. An unobtrusive confidence, hidden in plain sight.”

 

“Enough of this wretched, whining monkey life.  What’s the matter? Is any of this new? What is it you find surprising?

The purpose? Look at it.

The material? Look at that.

That’s all there is.

And the gods? Well, you could try being simpler, gentler. Even now.

A hundred years or three….No difference.”

 

“What am I doing with my soul?

Interrogate yourself, to find out what inhabits your so-called mind and what kind of soul  you have now. A child’s soul, an adolescents, a woman’s, A tyrant’s soul? The soul of a predator- or it’s prey?”

 

“Maintain constant awareness that everything is born from change. The knowledge that there is nothing nature loves more than to alter what exists and make new things like it. All that exists is the seed of what will emerge from it. You think the only seeds are the ones that makes plants or children? Go deeper.”

 

Marcus Aurelius

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This is some good stuff! Maybe everyone with the Saturn flu and Mars fuqqary should read this book right now.. “The nature of the universal has this work to do, to remove to that place the things which are in this, to change them, to take them away hence, and to carry them there. All things are change, yet we need not fear anything new. All things are familiar to us; but the distribution of them still remains the same.” ~Book 8 “If a thing is in thy own power, why dost thou do it? But if it is in… Read more »

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ÁNLEIFR

Mystic, where did you get this book cover at?

kayo
kayo

I know at least 3 (!) very bad men who are such big fans that they changed their name to Marcus.

By very bad I mean, true psychos. I wish more folks used his work for good instead of evil.

jediwarriormonk
jediwarriormonk

What a coincidence…. I just started reading today how to be an exestenstialist (sp?!)

Circe Baby
Circe Baby
Emma
Emma

Thank you! I have been meaning to read his work for awhile and keep forgetting. This is a great reminder.

And you can give it to everyone……..

You can download it for free here : http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0082XJGRK/braipick09-20

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

Why do we (collectively, as a society) no longer produce leaders with this kind of strength of character? And integrity? What went so horribly wrong? I would like to be able to pinpoint the exact causes of this decline in leadership. Because to be a politician today it’s practically a requirement that one be morally and spiritually bankrupt, and yet oh-so-ambitious! It is fascinating (and madding, TBH) to me how indoctrinated people can be into a system so broken. Few people question, and the ones that do are quickly labeled lunatics by the dominant paradigm. This is a great Saturn… Read more »

LaLuz
LaLuz

Couldn’t agree more.

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

I bet the decline in “spiritual integrity,” for lack of a better phrase, can be plotted against the rise in mass media. People just want a distracting story. And another. And another.

gemyogi
gemyogi
supercal
supercal

and his hair 🙂

UltraSag
UltraSag

Dude looks like a hipster to me.

Gemyogi
Gemyogi

Yes!

The Venus Fly 2.0
The Venus Fly 2.0

Was just vibing out to him last night – we’re in sync 🙂

Funnily enough, every time someone references someone at work the past 6 weeks it’s a Taurus. From Shakespeare to Jack Nicholson. Bull energy is running rampant all around. There’s even a giant bull sculpture at the corner of my work street – viva le Taurus! <3 <3 <3

Circe Baby
Circe Baby

There is something very Saturnine in the air right now. Doing Saturn never felt so necessary and liberating. At least for me.

sphinx
sphinx

Have out-laws and friends named after this man, he is the all time popular poet of spiritual law.
Really, by today’s standards, I can’t believe such a man was ever in power.

And we get Abbot.. ugh.

sphinx
sphinx

Also love how he mentions the ‘monkey’ life, it’s like the Buddhist ‘monkey mind’ parables, maybe it’s that collective unconscious at work.

Cortez the Killer
Cortez the Killer

The closest we ever got was PK

Jupechick
Jupechick

GW was much truer to MA. He was a statesman and a man of and for the people. The proof being that he was personally “removed” from office by the queen.

The Venus Fly 2.0
The Venus Fly 2.0

PREACH.

FYI the speeches at his memorial were beyond fantastic. Why the Liberals (ironically what the conservative government is called in Australia) who sat stoney-faced throught even bothered to turn up I will never know. I guess they wanted to say they were there?

Gough 4eva

Cortez the Killer
Cortez the Killer

I loved Gough tho l was just a kid at the time. He did lack the hard nosed business acumen required.
PK put the flak jacket on and did the hard yards.

Jupechick
Jupechick

GW and Jim Cairns’ policies were humanitarian and light years ahead of PK. They simply were not allowed to carry them out. Bob Hawke and PK were just lackies – like the rest of them, albeit more colourful in a more true-blue, working man’s way (the wags). They only did what their masters allowed them to do and within very narrow perimeters. I learned my lesson when BH came into power, put on a suit, polished his hair, then proceeded to ignore his electoral promises. This was the beginning of the 80s and the harsh reality of what was to… Read more »

Sphinx
Sphinx

Yes. Rhodes scholarships are just entrainment camps for the next wannabe puppet.

toroloco
toroloco

This guy sounds sexy in that I-KNOW-he’ll-get-shit-done kind of way. That may be an advanceed Taurean achievement. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing Mystic!

sphinx
sphinx

He’s my favourite Taurus for sure! I have a 12th House Taurus situation, so this Neptunian vibe is the most beautiful way for me to engage with Taurus energy.
Very inspiring, yes.

virgo kathleen
virgo kathleen

Wow…super wise words. I’m definitely getting my hands on this before my Saturn Return. I definitely need to act more, worry less. And accept change…embrace it.

Hathors Horns
Hathors Horns

Wow. He’s a Taurean Dream.

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

BOOM

Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot

No. 14,533,902 why I love this site!

L Cat
L Cat

Love this post. So much. Got my copy 30 odd years ago when a teenager. Must re-read, thanks MM x

John Boman
John Boman

Have this on the shelf too. Maybe time to pull out…

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