Ah January. As the first month of 2016 comes to a close, we have spent a lot of time huddled inside, thinking about what we would like to achieve in the coming 12 months.
For many of us, setting the intention to be financially free is a no brainer. Calling in more money and aligning with abundance in 2016 sounds pretty attractive to almost everyone.
At The Alkemistry we are all about aligning to the energies that are going to support us in fulfilling our intentions. So who better to team up with than the leading financial freedom expert and Hay House Author Kate Northrup, to share her wisdom on how to achieve our money intentions for 2016.
Kate knows a thing or two about having the intention of financial freedom at the top of the list for your new years resolutions. In her mid twenties she found herself in a situation of being burdened with $20,000 of credit card debt. Through new money habits and a different perspective on value, Kate cleared herself from the debt and created financial freedom for herself, sharing her story in her book Money, a Love Story: Untangle Your Financial Woes and Create the Life You Really Want. Kate’s philosophy is that if you free yourself financially, you can be fully present to fulfill your purpose on the planet – which goes much deeper than simply counting the pennies coming in and out.
The Alkemistry were so honoured to speak with Kate about how and why we should make financial freedom one of our 2016 intentions.
Why is it so important for people to get their financial lives in order in 2016?
K – It’s important to get your financial life in order so that you can decrease your stress and be more present with the people you care about, with the projects you care about, and with yourself. When you’re stressed about money and there’s chaos in your financial life, you can’t really make a life. Instead you’re wasting your energetic bandwidth on the chaos. But when you get your financial life in order, you can focus on making a life, not just a living.
What does making a life, not just a living mean to you?
K – It means knowing what matters to you and making sure that you’re focused on filling your life with what matters rather than focusing only on working more hours and working harder to make more money. It’s about focusing on what you’re wanting your life to look and feel like, not just thinking about getting ahead. It’s about quality over quantity.
Because we’re obsessed with what’s written in the stars here at The Alkemistry, we did a personalised reading for Kate to find out how the cosmos has influenced her work, and what’s in store for this author and new mum in 2016.
Kate Northrup’s Reading
Astrological Star Sign : Aries – As a professional freedom seeker and having spent the better part of 2011 on a road trip called “The Freedom Tour,” exploring and teaching financial freedom as an inroad to emotional and spiritual freedom – we’d say Kate is definitely a typically courageous Aries! To enhance this natural no-fear attitude, we recommend Kate wears Garnet or Ruby to draw on it’s ambitious and courageous energy. Kate has comrades in courage in fellow Aries women Lady Gaga and Maya Angelou.
Astrological Moon Sign : Gemini – Being an author and in-demand speaker is no surprise with Kate being a Gemini moon sign. Gemini moons have a quick, witty and restless mind alongside great communication skills making them excellent and engaging teachers in both word and spoken form. Other Gemini Moon sign women include Academy Award Winning actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Gwyneth Paltrow.
The Orion Collection is made bespoke to each person’s astrological alignment. Kate’s unique design has a Garnet centre stone which is perfectly attuned to her Aries personality, with a diamond set in the constellation of Gemini, the position of the moon to the earth when she was born.
Numerology Life Number : 9 Humanitarian – A true Humanitarian archetype, Kate Northrup is out to save the world – through helping us find financial freedom, one cash-strapped woman at a time. She’s courageous, kind, open-minded, and helpful. She like to be her own boss, and is happiest when she’s got a cause to back that entails compassion and service to others. Kate is in good company with the likes of Gandhi, Mother Teresa also following the same life path. We recommend Kate embarks on her heart led journey wearing positivity emitting Druzy.
Meira T Druzy Bracelet
Numerology Year Number for 2016 : Year 6 – After all the changes of year five in your nine-year cycle (hello new baby!!), it’s time for Kate to experience some peace and harmony. This year cycle is great for partnerships, both in love and in business (or love and business, with Kate’s dashing husband Mike being her romantic and business partner). It will be a year of adjusting to the new roles that Kate’s taken on in year five, but also important to take some time to nurture herself and create a beautiful atmosphere in her home. We recommend Kate partners with compassionate energy to guide her through these changes with heart soothing Pink Sapphire .
Dana Rebecca Pink Sapphire Necklace
Kate – what did you think about what the stars have written out for you?
K – This reading is so spot on! My Life Path number really resonates as my mission in business is truly to inspire women (and the men who love them) to create ultimate freedom in their lives, financial and otherwise. I see this as a humanitarian mission because when we know our value and translate that into having resources, we can create the lives we want and a better world. And my Year Number is on point too. I’ve just become a new mother and at the beginning of 2016 I’m really settling into this new identity. Yay for reaping the harvest of my work over the years! Thank you for these insights – really helpful and accurate!
We’d love to know what are you most excited about for 2016?
K – I’m most excited about fully enjoying the quality of life, rather than trying to accumulate a quantity of things. Slowing down, savoring the moment, being present. Becoming a new mom has helped me to re-prioritize and know what’s truly important. The last 5 years have been a whirlwind of changes…leaving NYC, living on the road for 10 months, meeting Mike and creating a romantic and business partnership with him, restructuring our business, moving to Maine and then moving 3 times since we got here, getting married, and then having a baby! Writing that all out really makes me realize how intense it’s been! I’m very much looking forward to a calmer, more grounded year where investing in my home life is truly the focus. This is what I’ve always dreamed of and it’s why I set out to create financial freedom to begin with.
If you want to find out more about Kate’s work check out her awesome book Money: A Love Story and visit her website http://www.katenorthrup.com. You can also join her free #moneylovechallenge on social media, to get started with aligning with the energy of abundance in 2016.
The Alkemistry x