Double Aries. This is one of my favorites (do I say that every time?). It’s the flavor of my son’s chart and several friends (who I adore), illustrating the positive traits of Fire.
Unless you’re new to my newsletters, you know when the sky is dark, and the Sun and Moon hold hands, it’s a time to stay inside.
Even though a lot of people mistakenly think all Fire signs—all Aries—are extroverts… it’s not true. This is how Astrology got beat up and left in the back alley—by making too many large generalizations that just aren’t true. Not all Fire people are loud and external, especially not during a sky like this one. When there are 3 planets in Water (in Pisces) like today, there is a subduing of the Fire.
We all know the feeling of having one foot on the gas and one on the break. This new moon asks us to go for it and walk over the feeling of pause, fear, and no, not now.
Here is my personal example for this week: for years I have wondered about learning how to do stand-up comedy using Astrology. I allowed myself to think of this in my dreams, for a long time—that maybe one day I could do it. I have been accused of being funny often, leaving me wondering: what is it about me that makes people laugh? It surprises me because I think of my personality type (8th house Sun) to be more serious and focused, than silly and frivolous. But the older I get, the more youthful I feel.
Believe it or not, when I was young I was heavy and serious. I had the Saturn effect operating: I was old when I was young, and now getting younger as I get older. I was a born with Saturn opposite my Sun.
So when this opportunity arrived to take a week-long class practicing stand-up comedy and finding your voice with Ann Randolph, I hesitantly said yes.
Here is this deal: one part of me, (my Fire) says go for it. Just do it. The other part of me (my Water) says ‘no, way Jose!!‘ When I realized the class was during a double Aries sky: I said yes!! Sure, I could feel the voice in my head who is timid. I can still feel the part of me that is filled with fear and says: Why walk into that discomfort? That is my Water.
However, the part of me that is bold, attracted to fear and standing in discomfort won. I might add my partner’s encouragement pushed me over the edge—always good to have good counsel. So in honor a double fire sky—I choose fear and discomfort in the name of cultivating my gifts.
The prayer for this double Aries moon: Let me walk past fear. Show me the part of me that is courageous and willing to be the fool. This is truly the double Aries energy. Nothing stops these folks—even if they are shy (which you would never believe) on the inside, they do it. I really think so many of us suffer from being less than, wishing we were different, or feeling fake. All of us suffer from the negative gremlin who sides with fear.
Let this new moon push your fear aside. Pull up your big girl/boy pants and say yes! I can honestly say to you that my fear has become my friend—such a Aries trait. As an adult I pretend I am a kid and just say YES!!
I deliberately now walk into challenges, like a class on stand-up comedy. Oh my Goddess, what am I thinking? I know, in no uncertain terms, that walking into fear, challenges and negativity with confidence (even if you have to fake it)—creates growth and evolution. I am an evolution junkie.
I imagine that if you are interested in Astrology and reading this newsletter, you too have a yearning, hunger, appetite for growth and evolution.
All I want to do in the name of this double Aries Moon, in honor of my son and those amazing Aries I know, is to always try, say yes, give it my best. You can always walk away if it does work.
I see Aries strength time and time again. It’s just one more lesson to be learned. How can I learn from Aries?
I sure hope I can live up to what I just wrote. I already paid for the class, opened my schedule and told all of you I am going: walking straight through the Water (fear) to the Fire and prepared for some fun.
Do your prayers. The prayer for this double Aries moon:
Let me walk past fear.
Show me the part of me that is courageous and willing to be the fool.
I love growth and evolution more than fear and negativity any day
Today is the day to open up your courage doorway and do something unfamiliar. Tell me how it goes?