Permission Granted To Be Your Crazy Self

You have to give yourself permission

Last night, I had the pleasure of reading a lovely new client. Being an Aries rising, she had a lot of the current Gemini energy moving through her 3rd House, the house of communication. As we discussed how she could get more deeply in touch with her passions and goals, I found myself using the same phrase over and over. “You have to give yourself permission.” We can have ideas for what we want in life or how we want to spend our time, but then we allow judgment to overcome our every “silly” whim so that we ultimately suppress potential avenues for our truest expression. We don’t give ourselves the permission to explore. And some of us may not even know what it is we’re passionate about yet. Not everyone is born with the idea of what they want to be when they grow up. So if we don’t tell ourselves that it’s okay to pursue every idea, despite what society, family, or what-have-you has taught you to think, then we are barricading ourselves from what could be the path we should walk down in order to actualize our truest self.

With this weekend’s Gemini new moon, we must offer ourselves a new mental vision for our lives. It must be filled with inspiration but also compassion. And we have to make sure that our spirit is involved, or else we will just get steamrolled by our old ways of thinking, which have grown powerful over the years. If we can give ourselves those gifts of clarity and self-love, we will find that we can harness and communicate ideas for the next phase of our lives in a way that is both intuitive and responsible.

Let’s face it, the main reasons that we don’t express ourselves entirely, whether they are ideas for a new line of work, our feelings in a relationship, or how we feel about our bodies, are that we are afraid of complete honesty and don’t want to be held accountable for what we say. We don’t trust ourselves enough to say and do the right thing. This must stop. We must give the man or woman in the mirror the permission to be brave and step firmly into truth, or else we are just auto-piloting our lives. And what the hell good is that?

Become more aware of the words you use in your mind before you speak

As stated, Gemini is all about the mind. But it’s also how we translate the mind. So with this new moon, not only are we geared toward a new mental outlook on ourselves but also on how we communicate it. First, become more aware of the words you use in your mind before you speak. If you can become more conscious with yourself, then you can offer a greater cognizance in your relations with others. And again, as we are looking to approach life with more of a responsible, adult-like spirit, we have to choose our words with that level of maturity. That way, we can take ourselves more seriously and be seen by others in the same way.

Let’s look more closely at each sign and how you can best make use of this weekend’s Gemini new moon:

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So. It’s a new moon in Gemini. And a solar eclipse to boot. What about it?

First off, my deepest apologies for having taken so long to write a new post.  Life just happened and seemed to just keep on happening.  Some of it in the form of inner, personal frustrations (which I blame on my 12th House transits that have been occurring during this last month).  The rest of it came in the form of an amazing trip to Europe (my first!), where I got to see parts of France and Spain.  It was a magnificent trip that allowed me to visit places in the world I never thought I would get the chance to see.  It also offered me an opportunity to open up my view of the world, but even more importantly, it opened me up to a new perspective about myself.

Without that shift in consciousness where you tell yourself that something is possible, there’s no way for that ‘something’ to enter your life. 

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Full Moon in Virgo. What about it?

Okay.  Full Moon in Virgo.  What about it?

There has been so much talk about the upcoming full moon on March 19th, also known as the “supermoon”.  Apparently, it will be 8 percent closer to the earth than most full moons, so it may appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual.  Some are speculating that, due to gravitational forces at play, it could also end up causing more environmental catastrophes around the world.  At this point, who can be sure about what the world will bring us and what will be its cause.  I just think that there’s so much pent-up fear and frustration around the recent global events that people are looking for some way to feel in control of what’s to come.  They want something to believe in so they know where to place the blame.  And that’s natural.  We don’t all want to feel at the mercy of some unknown entity, so if we can make anything the moon’s fault, or your mom’s fault, or Britney Spears’s fault, then at least we have a picture to pin on the dart board.  But is that a real solution for the inner anxiety that is guiding our thoughts, actions, and ideas?  Not really.

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Uranus in Aries. What about it?

Inspiration comes in the blink of an eye.  It can come from a stunning view of nature, an overheard conversation, or a twinkle in your boyfriend’s eye.  It can surprise and delight.  It can change your life.  Inspiration also shares a similar quality to that of an accident.  They are both sudden occurrences, surprises unforeseen that are able to completely transform the course of one’s existence.  Both force us to be creative with our lives and improvise from that point forward.  We either have to act on our mental impulse to paint that room, buy that car, or eat that chicken OR we have to get to the hospital, clean up that mess, or exchange driver information.  One is usually much more enjoyable than the other, but both offer an opportunity to make a shift in our path.  We also call both of them into our lives on some level.  Have you ever felt like you needed to shake things up, only to have some event occur that forces you to do just that?  However, why wait for something to come along and make us change, when we can read the signposts that are trying to tell us where we need to change?

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ASTRO TALK: Mercury, meet Aries

FRIDAY MARCH 11TH

Scorpio, Pisces and Cancer – find out why you’re a firework!

Check back everyday Monday through Friday for a fresh ASTRO TALK w/ Angel! For more Astro Musings, follow Angel on twitter or request a personal reading from the Aries Soul himself!

Previous episodes from this week after the jump!

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New Moon in Pisces

Okay.  New Moon in Pisces.  What about it?

A while back, a friend of mine gave me a Deepak Chopra book entitled “The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence”.  In it, he speaks about how coincidences are actually messages from the Universe designed to help us all achieve our personal destiny.  Chopra also references the world of archetypes, and how in all great story-telling, both fiction and non-fiction, there’s a mythic, hero-based structure that frames the narrative.  These concepts aren’t anything new – that we all have a larger purpose that we can actualize once we give over to the path laid out for us by a greater source.  It’s STAR WARS.  HARRY POTTER.  OPRAH WINFREY.  But it isn’t a belief we all subscribe to for our own lives.  So, what would happen if we all surrendered our egocentric drives and humbly followed the signs planted in front of us?  Would we be any closer to fulfilling the dreams we hold deep within?  Or would we just wander off into the deep end, never to be heard from again?

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