Dear Flora, I’m digging for courage to overcome fear of being seen, public speaking, etc. and getting some meetups on limiting beliefs underway – I love the irony of it too! Any suggestions or recommendations of how to support myself with this? Thank you so SO much!
Hello Digging for Courage, You have all the ingredients you need within you to make quite an interesting recipe of earthy goodness, with seven of your ten planets in Earth Signs. You are here to teach and communicate in service of the earth, so the first step is to connect with what is in your heart and then figure out a way to put that into words. With your natal Mercury, planet of communication, conjunct your Aries Ascendant, you seem to have an innate desire to want to express yourself and speak your mind. But a square from your more cautious Moon in Capricorn on the Midheaven makes you have to work to get past your fears and allow your fiery Aries energy to shine. The upcoming eclipse in Leo, the sign of the artist, the heart and the playful child on August 21st highlights your natal Jupiter (planet of confidence) in Taurus in your 2nd house (house of self-worth) with a square. The eclipse activates your desire to grow and expand your reach, demanding change from your natal 5th house of self-expression.
Your flower allies in this eclipse-influenced star story are Larch and Trumpet Vine. Larch is the flower of confidence and is particularly healing for the throat chakra. This essence inspires creativity and the freedom to express yourself. Larch can be helpful for your Capricorn moon which may try to censor your bold Aries nature before it really gets going. The other essence, Trumpet Vine is also focused on strengthening your voice, both your actual physical voice, but also your inner voice of truth. This essence helps to add color, juice and vitality to your verbal self-expression, lending you more of an ability to project yourself in your speech.
In combination these essences should be very supportive for you as the eclipse gets closer, allowing you to gracefully transform from a caterpillar to a colorful butterfly who attracts others with your passion and ability to articulate your heart’s truth.