Alchemy is a process of separating and uniting, and duality arises from the separation of unity. This process can lovingly rip you apart from the inside out and make you question the truth of who you are.
These questions arise because you’ve uncovered a split within you…
This split can easily feel like there is a war within yourself, and look like the game of black and white. This is where the influence of Mars steps in, because Mars represents the tension and conflict between opposites. But this process can feel as though a fairy trail reveals itself and you decide to follow it rather than staying on the main path, following an old program. The Solar Plexus chakra reveals its influence in this step of Alchemy, for it is from this center where we may tap into the courage to take action, to fight for what we believe in, and to let go of what is no longer aligned with the truth of who we are.