"The elements that make up your body were made in stars, and you turn back into a star in your own mini supernova. This is the final state described by the alchemists — the unio mystica or sacred marriage in which all your constituent elements dissolve back into one another, and out of your base matter symbolic gold is formed."

Who is this Archetype?


The Alchemist is a master of transmutation. He is able to transform his experience of suffering by bringing it completely into the cauldron of his belly. It is in the fire of his belly that the karma is felt deeply, and the experience is transmuted into pure light. It is not an easy experience, and it is not a light load to carry, but the Alchemist knows it is his purpose. The heavier the load he carries, the more light potential available to him, and so he embraces the pain. Just like a true alchemist, he knows how to turn heavy experiences into golden nuggets of wisdom


The Alchemist understands life by relating it to his own personal experience. Without a doubt, it looks like he has taken on a big chunk of karma in different relationships and situations. He could say, “why are you doing this to me”, “why do I have to suffer again”, “why all these limitations”, but he doesn’t. Instead, he knows that it is by accepting whatever is and being open to a new solution that change and freedom can happen. 


This presence, acceptance, is how the Alchemist learns to take chances and live on the edge. He is comfortable even with what may seem terrifying to other people. He knows that the only way to transcend suffering, is to move more deeply into it, embracing every feeling and event that comes to him. This is the way of deep immersion in the currents of existence. It is the way of surrender.


By surrendering  over and over again, the Alchemist continuously shifts himself and his reality, purifying and purifying and purifying again. This is also why it’s hard to define him. He does not have a fixed identity. He is forever changing and evolving. By surrendering, he can make a quantum leap at any moment. Alchemy is life.


The true purpose of the Alchemist is revealed through this ongoing process. This is the way he conceptualizes his past experience that didn’t make sense in the moment. It’s not a logical processit's much like piecing images together and seeing the pattern once he has moved through it.


In the process, he knows that the answers will come to him, so he stays open. This is how the epiphanies are realized. The Alchemist teaches us that a life lived fully requires leaps of faith, belief in the impossible, and a letting go of the need to know



Repression, Karma, Surrender



Virgo - Mutable Earth




Lake over Water



Reticular Formation



Quarter of Duality

Theme: Purpose fulfilled through Relationships


Internal Motivator:

Transmutation of karma takes courage

It’s worth it to live


Positive Attributes:

Moves on even when the answers are veiled

Can turn lead into gold

Believes in quantum leaps


Achilles Heel:

Needs to constantly let go of the past and the need to know.

Thinking without feeling fully.


Gene Key Patterns:

Victim of Your Karma

Dilemma: Ownership


Repressive Nature:


This is the inner oppression in which the mind is utterly overwhelmed with your life. Because the pattern of oppression shows no signs of being broken, you simply give up on life at a certain point. You bow to the oppression and accept it as normal. You give up all hope that life can get better. You live lives of quiet compromise, locked as you are in your closed circuit loop and sealed in by your inability or unwillingness to face your fears.

From the Gene Keys

Reactive Nature:


You use your mind to control your environment, becoming very dogmatic in your viewpoint. Because of the undercurrent of fear in you, you try hard to solidify your mental patterns in order to give you the illusion of security. Whether the dogma be a scientific view or a religious one, it effectively freezes you and brings change to a standstill. You find it difficult to relate with others unless they buy into your viewpoint. Likewise, any kind of freethinking or independence of mind or spirit in another can feel incredibly threatening to you.

From the Gene Keys

Questions to Consider:

What are the fears you refuse to face or deal with?  

Have you given up on your life or relationships?

Do you ever feel that no matter what you do, things don’t seem to get better?

Do you find yourself over-thinking, especially about the past?

Do you ever feel tired of or even oppressed by your own mind? What do you do when that happens?

Do you feel like your mind functions differently than other people’s minds? Why? 

What terrifies you? 

Have you ever tried to move towards what scared you? How does that feel? What happens when you do that?

Do you experience overwhelm in life?

What’s your relationship with oppression?

Do you feel like your life is filled with compromise?  Where are you compromising?  What would it take to choose to not compromise?

Where in your life do you control?

What are your known shadows? How can you face the shadow while simultaneously choosing integration instead of fragmentation?

What does karma mean to you? How do you relate to it in your own life? 

Do you feel that you are working through your karma or that you are adding more karma by the way you are living? 

Do you believe that transmutation of karma is possible in this lifetime? 

Where in your life are you fearless?

What quantum leaps in consciousness have you made? 

When have you surrendered with the Alchemist, the 47, and leaped into the unknown?


"Our crucifixion means everything that is old must leave the world as a new light emerges."
- The Alchemist




"When a human being faces his or her own Shadows, they open the door to the process of Transmutation."
- The Alchemist

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Gene Key Title: Transmuting the Past 

Oppression – Transmutation - Transfiguration

Victim Pattern: Victim of your Karma


Shadow: The Magic Mirror (Oppression)

“The very thing that terrifies you the most is your route to higher evolution.”


Gift: The Royal Art (Transmutation)

“Human beings are in fact a rolling wave of consciousness with no fixed identity. We are programmed to continually hit the shores of our limitations and dissolve into something else.”


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