We are powerful beyond measure,
and so deeply vulnerable at the same time.
This may seem like a dichotomy, but it isn’t.
We have misunderstood real power.
It has been something assertive,
non-surrendering, pushing on through.
This is not real power. This is simply willfulness.
Real power is something else-
receptivity, openness, the courage
to keep your heart open on the darkest of days,
the strength to feel it all even when
the odds are stacked against you.
Real power is showing up with your heart on your sleeve and
absolutely refusing to waste one moment of your life
hidden behind edginess and armor. Jeff Brown
The Full Moon on October 9, 2022 at 16 Aries accelerates a healing process that has kept confidence at bay. We are making strides in reclaiming a deep and abiding trust in ourselves.
The Aries Full Moon marks a movement away from feeling we are simply at the effect of the world and a victim of circumstances. Looking through a clearer lens, we embrace ourselves as heroic. We have the potential to better accept ourselves and not fight circumstance or wish life were different than it is. As the wound surrounding of self-confidence heals, we realize that we are exactly where we are meant to be and circumstances are perfect to stir and awaken what lies dormant within us.
Key to this process is conversation and collaboration with others. It is through interaction with others that we can finally remove the protective armor that was erected long ago. We are to allow, not force ourselves, to meet some imagined outcome. We are to slow down so that we can adequately focus awareness on habitual thought patterns that are ready to be rewired. We are discovering how our self talk and our words can better express our intrinsic nature. This will result in creating connection with, and acknowledgement from, others that we long for.
Moon conjunct Chiron
Moon sextile Saturn
Sun conjunct Venus
Air Grand Trine with Sun/Venus, Saturn and Mars
A Kite Configuration points to the Moon/Chiron conjunction
Full Moon Ruler, Mars in Gemini prepares to turn Retrograde
Mercury Direct opposition to Neptune subsides and trines Pluto
Saturn square Uranus (culminates on October 23, 2022
Releasing our Maverick Spirit to Engage at Will
Not Just Going Along with What Others Wants
but Initiating Dynamic, Empowering Interaction
The Aries Moon illuminates Chiron and the journey we have been taking to reclaim and trust our instinctual nature.
This process, initiated when Chiron moved into Aries in 2018, has compelled us to dissolve the defenses and patterns of self protection that the ego erected to help us mask our insecurity so that we would appear self-assured. By healing the wounds that had us lose faith in ourselves, the armor that has been stifling our vitality can finally be set aside With a willingness to embrace our vulnerability, we can re-engage our intrinsic nature rather than keep reinforcing our coping mechanisms. Chiron, the Wounded Healer, is rousing the warrior within us. Our inner fire is being stoked. It is this fire that will guide us to courageously take the next decisive step towards actualizing our heart’s desire.
Confidence is not
“They will like me.”
“I will be fine if they don’t."
Mars: New Pathways to Connection and Collaboration
Beware Reacting to a False Sense of Urgency
Ruler of the Full Moon: Mars is in Gemini in the shadow zone of its Retrograde Cycle
Mars has slowed down as it prepares to go Retrograde on October 30. In Gemini, we may feel the impulse to move quickly, multitask, stay busy and look to instantly gratify the mind’s incessant curiosity. But, Mars, over the next weeks, is cuing us to be more intentional about what we choose to engage, to think through what we are doing, and not let ourselves become mentally scattered.
We are to resist the Mars in Gemini urge to be impulsive and make quick decisions or speak without thinking through what we are going to say. We can better research and integrate information so we make informed choices. By slowing ourselves down, we can better understand what motivates our gut impulses to act or speak in a certain way. We can more readily see patterns that need adjustment so that we are better aligned to be spontaneous in 2023.
Blessings Emerge From Interaction with Others
Air Grand Sign with Saturn, Mars, Sun