Autumn arrives with the Equinox under this Moon. The Waxing Gibbous phase of the Moon is extremely bright at 94%, located in Pisces and loaded with wonder. Today, you are feeling a strong need to get to the depths of an issue as you are curious and want to discover what is lying beneath the surface. Your feelings of curiosity are usually associated with higher levels of positive emotions, lower levels of anxiety, more satisfaction with life, and greater psychological well-being. When we are curious about others and talk to people outside our usual social circle, we become better able to understand those with lives, experiences, and worldviews different than our own. Curious minds are happier, calmer, and have lower levels of anxiety. Curious people also tend to be more satisfied with life. Curiosity and mindfulness complement and inspire each other. In the words of Elisha Goldstein, author of The Now Effect, “Curiosity leads the mindful person to get back in touch with the wonders and possibilities of life.” Mindfulness allows you to observe, while curiosity helps you explore. Whether curiosity causes positive feelings and mindfulness, or if people who are naturally curious tend to be happier isn’t certain – but either way it’s clear that there’s a strong correlation!
If you were born on September 22nd, there is a strong sense of loyal to your friends and family. You are highly intuitive, often preferring to fly by the seat of your pants rather than following a map. You are hiding a warm heart under a forbidding exterior, and usually you will only open up to people whom you deeply trust and value. Listen to others, even when they voice negativity, as their criticism may be valuable if you give it thought. You are flexible enough to revise your daily approach to life when need. You have a greater effect on those around you than you realize, and can register a high degree of shock value. A love of change implies that you may have a great deal of variety and excitement, travel and adventure in your life.
Daily thought for September 22nd: The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.