Esoteric Superiority Syndrome is real. I only discovered it with this Full Moon, while happily perusing some occult and medical astrology content I normally never look at. One of them was Message of the Stars and another was talking about how the Hindu Ganesha’s rat represents Mercury. As many of you know, these sorts of reading benders spark the most realizations and connections.
Magic is real, whether you call it Dark Matter or Quintessence. But I remember, when I first became interested in it, so many people with Esoteric Superiority Syndrome. What are the symptoms? Saying you need to be “initiated.” Trying to use their alleged supernatural affiliations to justify rancid attitudes toward women, gays or people of color.
Esoteric Superiority Syndrome Is Anti-Magic
More? Acting as if the only way to study occult subjects is by being celibate and stuck in a draughty mountaintop monastery for ten lifetimes. Being self-appointed karma police. Piety is not ‘new age’ and if you think about it, deities are not religious. You need only read a few myths for that to become clear.
Years ago I felt guilty because my esoteric studies were usually motivated by some urgent dilemma. Or genuine curiosity but borne from a whim, a sudden what does that mean? frenzy. But now I think that is good.
The language of magic is symbolism and it’s medium is dreams or dream-like. And being connected to something emotionally, so you’re avidly devouring info out of passion is arguably superior to doggedly working your way through some ancient text from A to Z. Jumping around from topic to topic, looking for that cognitive dopamine zing of something that resonates is energetically better than rote-learning.
Jumping Around Topics That Fascinate You Is Better Than Rote Learning
The Message of the Stars book, linked above, has some howlers in it – reflecting the era in which it was written. But interestingly, it says that the Pituitary Gland is ruled by Uranus and the Pineal Gland by Neptune. Venus rules the Thymus, Jupiter the Adrenals and the Sun the Spleen. The thyroid is Mercury-ruled and, according to this book, mediates between the top two glands and the rest.
And, that Saturn on the Dragon’s Tail (aka South Node), as it has been since April, is debilitating. Technically, it’s not over till October but the vibe lifts from Saturn Direct in a few days. Meanwhile, it’s dense energy. The antidote? Doing your Venus or Jupiter energy. It’s not a cure but it shifts the overly Saturnine energy. If you’re feeling like you’ve been copping the darker rays of Saturn, try it: Venusian flowers and incense (rose is classic) or a Jupiterian banquet.
Venus Or Jupiter Antidote Saturn
Or, if you really want to zap the gloom rays and reclaim your ultra, tune into the Jupiter square Neptune Vibe. It’s like a crazy antidote that works but creates havoc as it does. You elevate your everything but become a Chaos Merchant. It means you have to recommit to magical thinking and be ready to pull off some speedy morphs. You’ll only be able to talk to the people who aren’t fearing for your stability. The Daily Mystic for Monday will have full Jupiter-Neptune protocol instructions.
And, remember, your thoughts and observations, written in your private journal, are just as valid and meaningful as any old scroll or text.
Image: Robert Anton Wilson