The Dark Moon in Aries asks the question “Who am I?”
All too often we define ourselves by the masks we wear. Masks have purpose; they assist us in navigating through life. Our facades change depending on the situations we find ourselves in. We may wear masks out of necessity, and, at times, we wear them out of fear or ignorance. Once we become aware of our masks, we realize we are so much more than the illusions we present to others.
Who is looking out from behind the mask? She is the authentic self. The woman behind the mask carries within her strength and confidence. She is not concerned with the opinions of others. The authentic woman works with her heart and mind to determine how she will choose to portray herself. She acts from a place of integrity and compassion. A woman who is both headstrong and heartstrong knows who she is and is conscious of how she feels about who she is.
Meeting in the Mirror
You will need a hand mirror for this meditation.
Sit comfortably in sacred space where you won’t be disturbed. Take several deep breaths until you feel calm and centered.
Look at your reflection in the mirror. Focus on your eyes, feel yourself falling into those beautiful windows to the soul.
As you stare intentionally into your eyes, you find yourself transported. You are now the reflection looking outward. What does the reflection see?
Step back until you can see your entire body. Visualize yourself moving your physical body around so that the mirrored reflection can see you from all angles. What does the reflective self see? Use words that are free of judgment. We too often use harsh language to describe the image we see in the mirror. The reflective self is beyond judgment; she sees you as you truly are. She comes from a place of love and she sees the beauty of your soul.
Choose one or two words the reflective self uses to describe the vision standing in front of her. Hold the words in your heart, they are who you are. Step back through the mirror and into your physical body. Look once more at your reflection. Do you see her differently? Can you see her with loving eyes and a compassionate heart? You are the reflection, and the reflection is you. You are one, and you are beautiful.
Dark Moon Blessings,