Together is Better
Full Moon | September 29, 2023 | 6 Aries 01’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much . . . — Rudyard Kipling
These words of Kipling seem perfect to talk about wise and balanced relating, complimented by a natural sense of self. In Libra you want to be measured and considerate. You want to get along, but the Moon in Aries does not want you to compromise to the point that you don’t count. You need to be able to go with your instincts.
You know you want to get along, but at the same time, you may be experiencing that there are some deeper issues that make you feel vulnerable and a little afraid. Coming clean seems like risky business.
It may also be difficult for you to experience an inner sense of self appreciation. You may be judging yourself as you fear the world is judging you. Going it alone is not your strongest suit right now. Taking the initiative to confer and collaborate with others on creative projects looks favorable. A lot may depend on how you frame things. Instead of being afraid that you are not it or that you do not have it, think instead that others might be able to bring what you need to the table and that you will be able to bring what they need. Together you are better.
It is better to put all your cards on the table and bank on being cooperative. Take the initiative to work with others. You don’t do it from a sense of not being good enough, or being too shy to say or know what your value is.
This chart features a grand trine in earth signs and a preponderance of earth signs. Capricorn is the overall tone of the chart. Saturn is in Pisces—not its strongest position. Saturn is about form and formality and Pisces is about the world of feelings (where you may know, but feel unable to demonstrate or prove what you know.) Saturn is a part of a grand trine in water with two of the asteroids, Ceres in Scorpio which urges you to nurture intimacy. Vesta in Cancer, wants to be steadfastly loyal and a protector. This trine gives a “We are the World” vibe. *
It is equinox time. The Sun in Libra emphasizes relationships. The harvest naturally evokes sharing resources and looking out for one another. However, collectively, we might experience our tendency to think that we do not have enough or know enough to share.
Often, I hear people say that the earth is finite and that we are misusing the earth to the point where it will be depleted and even destroyed. I can see how this may seem to be true. Species are endangered, rivers and lakes can dry up, and the soil can be depleted. However, it is essential that we rely on more than the evidence of our senses. The concept of infinity is primal wisdom. I proclaim this wisdom: “From the exhaustless riches of its limitless substance, I draw all things needful, both spiritual and material.” Number four on “Pattern on the Trestleboard.”
Give voluntarily out of a sense of high self-esteem rather than low esteem. “Before you give yourself away, you have to have a self to give.” – Isabel Hickey.
____________________ * Song by Lionel Ritchie and Michael Jackson.