Many of us wear a mask in the world. It's the version of our self that we let the world see & it's super obvious to everyone around us. We've been crafting this persona since birth! It's how we adapt & respond to our environment, in order to navigate the highs & lows of life. Protective walls have been built around our most tender selfs + our secret desires, so that we don't get hurt by revealing them.
In Astrology, the persona is known as your Rising or Ascendent Sign. Referred to as our style of expression & the way in which we are perceived.
When I learned more about my Rising Sign my jaw hit the floor, I'm a Virgo Rising. The description was spot on with how I had been showing up & how others view me. To sum up my persona I'm sensitive, organized, productive and helpful. I realized my coping mechanism protect myself was staying busy and trying to solve issues for others, rather than focusing on what I truly desired.
Your Rising Sign is known as your costume or mask, because it's what you instinctively do + your protection from showing the REAL YOU. Along your journey of life you get to integrate other parts of yourself so you're not on autopilot + you can learn to love yourself fully.
Take some time to think about where you are out of alignment with who you REALLY are & who you SHOW UP as in the world? Have you been holding back for fear of TRULY being seen?
Embodying our wholeness requires us to get vulnerable & expose ourselves BUT this is what leads to your personal EMPOWERMENT! The only way out is through.
Perhaps it's the way you talk, or the clothes you wear, or what you do for fun, are you honoring YOUR TRUE AUTHENTIC SELF?
Take a moment this week to check in with your modes of self-expression.
I SAY, it's time to say PEACE OUT to YOUR PERSONA babe & start embracing the parts of yourself that have been hiding! It's time to SHINE. If you are on a spiritual journey + interested in learning more about your astrology chart + looking for community of womxn then you came to the right place!
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Here's a few journal prompts to get you started:
1) Write down 10 words to describe you + 10 words of how you think others would describe you. How can you align your list?
2) What's 5 things you could do completely different today and show up like your TRUE SELF?
3) What's one area of your life you've been hiding from the world? Start small can you talk to your partner, friends or family about it and start being more comfortable with this side of yourself?
Reach out if you have any questions babe!
The Rebel Soul Mama
Shannon McAlister | Educator, wifey and conscious mama who is practicing mindful living + appreciating the everyday magic!