I remember what it felt like the day the attacks came on 9/11/01. At the time, I was working at my first job out of college, a high tech company with a big campus in Burlington, MA, Sun Microsystems; now Oracle I was a frontline tech support representative. We had several government contracts for the hardware servers for the US defense department. In the call center, CNN was on all the time. We had field hardware engineers in NJ and NY. My shift had started at 8A.
I know very little first hand about what first responders and military men and women go through to keep this country and our people safe. I will never ever forget the devastation I felt watching helplessly from my cubicle as I had noticed I lost connection to the engineers in NYC. And then casually looking up in disbelief when my colleagues and I saw the first crash into the WTC on television. I will always appreciate the heros who risked everything to help others. And of course, the ones that came after 9/11.
My heart will always have love for soldiers, the first responders and the sacrifices that they & their families make every single day to keep everyone safe.
I felt hope in this devastation by what became a loving rally throughout this country. The subsequent community and support that came after 9/11/2001 was the most hopeful time that I can recall, even being on this planet now for 47 years. How we came together in this crisis for months and even years after as a people gave me great pride to be a citizen of this country.
A few years ago I visited the 9/11 Memorial in NYC. It helped me remember and feel that pain again. This is necessary so that we heal. So that we find healing for our own hearts, and the hearts of all those intimately impacted by the tragic event. So that we rise above the hatred. I will never forget 9/11 and the friends I know who lost family members on the flights and in NYC and DC that day, and even after, whether it have been weeks later or years later.
July 23rd to December 26th 2023.
Hold on Tight and Yet Let Go!
What is Chiron?
Chiron is a comet-like celestial object often referred to as a "wounded healer" in astrology. It represents the archetype of the wounded healer, symbolizing our deepest wounds and the potential for healing and growth through addressing those wounds.
When discussing Chiron retrograde in Aries, it's essential to understand what both Chiron and Aries represent in astrology.
Chiron is associated with our emotional and psychological wounds, especially those that have a profound impact on our lives and may resurface throughout our lifetime. It signifies areas where we feel vulnerable or different from others, often stemming from childhood or early life experiences. Despite representing these wounds, Chiron also offers the potential for transformation, as addressing and healing these wounds can lead to greater self-awareness, empathy, and the ability to help others with similar challenges.
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the fiery planet Mars. It is associated with qualities such as assertiveness, courage, independence, and a pioneering spirit. Aries is known for its "go-getter" attitude and the willingness to take risks to achieve its goals. This sign is about initiating action and moving forward fearlessly.
When Chiron is retrograde in Aries, it means that from an Earth-based perspective, Chiron appears to be moving backward through the sign of Aries in the sky. Retrogrades are seen as times of introspection and reevaluation of the energies represented by the celestial body involved.
Chiron retrograde in Aries can have several influences:
Revisiting past wounds: During this time, unresolved wounds, especially those related to self-confidence, assertion, and personal identity (Aries traits), may resurface. It's an opportunity to confront and heal these issues, possibly stemming from childhood or past experiences where you felt hurt, powerless, or rejected.
Challenges in self-expression: Aries is about self-expression and being true to oneself. With Chiron retrograde in Aries, there might be challenges in expressing yourself authentically due to fears of being judged or rejected based on past wounds. It's a time to work on finding the courage to express yourself genuinely and unapologetically.
Healing through self-discovery: Chiron retrograde in Aries can be a period of deep self-discovery and understanding. By reflecting on your wounds and vulnerabilities, you can gain insights into your emotional patterns and motivations, leading to personal growth and transformation.
Cultivating empathy and understanding: Chiron's influence can foster empathy for your own wounds as well as compassion and understanding for the struggles of others. As you heal and integrate your own wounds, you may find yourself drawn to helping others who are facing similar challenges.
Updated: Aug 9
The Full Moon in Aquarius on August 1st, specifically related to the shadow of Codependency and the gifts of Sensitivity and Sacrifice. Codependency is a psychological concept where a person relies excessively on another for their emotional needs, often sacrificing their own needs and authentic self in the process. This Full Moon is said to bring insights and awareness to this pattern within relationships.
The signs that you might be under the influence of the shadow of Codependency include:
Fear of being alone.
Seeking attention and using guilt to get your needs met.
Entering into relationships that require sacrificing your true self.
Attracting clingy people to avoid loneliness.
Feeling isolated and angry about lack of support.
Believing you are not enough and seeking validation from others.
Basically Codependency is putting something or someone in between you and the Divine.
Gate 19 ( Codependency) is part of the Channel of Synthesis (19-49) and this is mutating for the Global Cycle of Cross of the Sleeping Phoenix that begins a new 400 year cycle in 2027.
We need to transcend this shadow of Codependency especially in our relationships. This full moon - unexpected insights will surface when it comes to your relationships. Don't look away!