We had the good fortune of connecting with Esther Lee and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Esther, what’s one piece of conventional advice that you disagree with?
I disagree with the one-size-fits-all business formula.  As a matter of fact, one-size-fits ANYTHING is incredibly harmful because it excludes people that cannot fit into that size.  And what happens then?  Feelings of inadequacy, incompetence and not good enough-ness. People are vastly different from one another and it’s important to understand one’s own energy mechanics to be able to thrive.

I spent my entire life feeling as if I couldn’t survive in the real world because I was not able to adapt to society’s norms for the life of me.  Astrology & Human Design helped me understand my energy mechanics & gave me the tools I needed to apply myself.  I’m also neurodivergent, so I thrive when I have multiple things going on.  And if you have as much gemini in your chart as I do, (gemini mars & midheaven), variety and diversity is a prerequisite for success.

What should our readers know about your business?
I’m a multipreneur and my main two businesses are my Astrology practice and my handmade jewelry business, Mystic Rebel. I’m also a content creator and I teach small business owners how to grow their followings on tiktok.

My Astrology practice is where my heart and soul is at and my jewelry business fills in the gaps that my brain needs to succeed. I have a very gemini-like energy when it comes to work, and I need tons of stimulation and variety to stay motivated. Gemini rules the hands, so it’s not a surprise that I make jewelry. Gemini is also all about sharing information and marketing, which is exactly what I do as a content creator 🤩

It was definitely not an easy road for me. Ones business is an extension oneself, so I had to do a lot of inner work and healing to get to where I am today. The healing journey is nothing short of brutal— facing your shadows is one of the hardest (but most rewarding) things that you can do. I guess you can say that my level of success mirrors where I am at in my healing journey.

What sets me apart from others is that my businesses are a result of my journey as a wounded healer (Chiron conjunct midheaven). Back when I was at rock bottom, the only thing that kept me alive was the vision of me overcoming all of my hardships & being able to tell my story. I knew that my pain had a purpose, and that I would one day help heal others. And it just so happened that Astrology changed my life when I discovered it 10 years ago! THAT’S when I knew it would become the medium for the healing work I was meant to do.

What also makes me different is that I am an Evolutionary Astrologer, which is essentially a mix of modern psychological astrology and esoteric astrology. I don’t merely tell people who they are & describe personality traits— my focus is on the soul journey, lessons to be learned in this lifetime, the potentials for this lifetime, the reasons why someone is going through what they are going through aka evolutionary necessity and how to work through those challenges. The type of astrology I practice is very different from traditional astrology, which is focused on fate, predictions and external circumstances. I believe that people create their own fate with every thought, belief and action— my job is getting people into alignment with the highest potentials of their energetic blueprint so that they can create the most fulfilling life possible.

I also incorporate Human Design in my astro consultations, which is a whole different beast. It’s basically Astrology on steroids & incorporates the Kabbalah, I-Ching, Chakras, Quantum Physics & Astrology.
As far as my jewelry, well, it is pure magic 🤩. It’s spiritual, ultra feminine, infused with planetary activations and made with so much love and intention. It is also an extension of me via my love for beauty & the metaphysical.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take them to (if covid wasn’t a thing):

1) My secret spots in Laguna beach
2) My secret spots in Palos Verdes
3) Quarters korean bbq
4) Dancing at La Descarga
5) Da Poetry Lounge on tuesdays in fairfax (the most amazing open mic ever)
6) Underground warehouse drum & bass party
7) Underground hip hop show
8) Sushi One
9) Mexican food on the eastside (too many to choose, I can’t pick one!)
10) Dirty Laundry (most amazing speakeasy with live music)

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I owe it all to my partner, 100%. And I’m about to get deep & personal with it, so brace yourself lol.

I’ve always had big dreams and goals, but I never had a secure foundation to build upon. My moon is in Cancer, which means that I absolutely need security & emotional support to thrive. Unfortunately, I had the exact opposite and lived the majority of my life feeling lost, being absolutely reckless, perpetual escapism, addictions, had debilitating depression etc…. As you can imagine, my self esteem and confidence were non existent… And pursuing entrepreneurship—especially with something as unconventional as my path—takes A LOT of courage & balls to do.

My partner provided me the love and support I never had and it completely transformed me from the inside out. He provided me the security & safety I’ve always needed and I naturally started thriving as a result. On top of all the trauma I’ve been through, I’ve also been shot down by everyone around me when it came to my dreams and goals because they were always too “out there” & “impractical”. But he believed in me so much that it awakened something within me.

It’s crazy because it’s literally all in my birth chart. The trauma and it’s evolutionary necessity, how I’d meet someone like him at the time that I did, when my career would take off etc…

And on top of all that, our birth charts together literally show that me & him had unfinished business in a past life, which is why we met in this lifetime! I always say that his love saved me & he also says the same about me ☺️

Website: https://linktr.ee/mysticesther

Instagram: @mystic.esther & @mystic.rebel

Other: Tiktok: @mystic.esther @mysticrebel

Image Credits
4th photo was a collaboration with Namaslay

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