I did a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy, and was in my head for most of my life. I just met someone who did a PhD in the subject. She asked me how I got to Tucson. I told her that I asked my spirit guides where I could go to write the books I was thinking of writing but didn’t have the inner space to write.
She said immediately, “Oh I don’t believe in that.” I said, “It doesn’t matter if you believe it,” a little perplexed at the pat answer.
But I got the reflection of how I used to be. The eclipse was on my South Node in the 10th house, and I have a past in this life and others being really stuck in my head. Deciding with Capricornian/10th house certainty what I believe is true without having experienced much of anything directly. The Capricorn archetype is a lot about fashioning the world around it in terms of the shoulds it believes should be true.
I saw myself as I am now, in contrast to the academic. Let’s just say that I’m really glad I knew in college that philosophy couldn’t in fact answer all of my questions and didn’t pursue it further. And then after a few years of a kind of limbo I had the world as it really is, and I as I really am, shown to me. And this way of being is unbelievably more cool than stressing with the mind about how the world should be, and how I should be.
The more we live in our heads the more we try to create the world around us as we think it should be. The more we miss what is actually happening.
The more we fail to notice the truth of who we are.
Most of the people in our world are stuck in their heads. It’s what we train each other to do.
But it isn’t enough. It’s just not who we are anymore. Or who we are becoming. We’re spiritual beings with awesome minds – let’s let our minds work with the rest of us instead of letting them run everything. You will never get where your soul is trying to go by staying inside your head!
Tom Jacobs is an evolutionary astrologer, medium, and channel offering insight into why your soul is here and guidance about how to make it happen. Contact him via his site for private readings and to learn about ongoing intuitive coaching. Tom is the author of four books on metaphysics and astrology including The Soul’s Journey I: Astrology, Reincarnation, and Karma with a Medium and Channel, available via his site and Amazon. Subscribe to his evolutionary astrology podcast “Unraveling Karma” to learn more about astrology and the soul.