Our Gold Is Not Ordinary Gold

Our Gold Is Not Ordinary Gold

In Taoist alchemy, the golden elixir (jindan) is the vital force cultivated in the “field of cinnabar” (dantien): the storehouse of essence and energy located at the body’s centre of gravity. Frequently likened to an embryo, the golden elixir represents the nascence of our divine nature: the emergence of the immortal principle at the root of our very being. 

Philosophical Nativities—Plato

In Book Six of his Mathesis, the fourth century CE Roman astrologer, Julius Firmicus Maternus, gives the following account of the natal chart of Plato, the fifth century BCE Athenian philosopher: "If the ascendant is in Aquarius, and Mars, Mercury, and Venus are in conjunction in that degree; Jupiter is on the descendant in Leo; the Sun is on the anafora of the ascendant in Pisces; the Moon is in the fifth house in Gemini, in trine to the ascendant; and Saturn is in the ninth house in Libra-this chart produces an interpreter of divine and celestial matters".