There is power in privacy.

It is not shame, it is not hiding.

It is protecting what is sacred, what we need to incubate and keep cosmic germ free, so that it can grow and flourish healthfully.

Privacy is not fear, it is prudence and responsibility.

So… no, I never share my natal chart, not even my main trio (sun, moon, rising) while of course anyone who knows my birthday knows I am a Capricorn. Full details are on a need to know basis and truly since they are my soul blueprint, I’m the only one who needs to know.

I follow the same standard for details of my spells and rituals, as well as the specifics of my path, practice, and worship. Some is shared, but never ..not even nearly all.

Even something as seemingly common fair as my word of the year… is private.

Information forms knowledge and knowledge is power. When we give people intimate details of ourselves – be it financial, spiritual, emotional, physical…we give them power over us and in our life. You wouldn’t give someone the PIN number to your bank account, but you would share your full natal chart? Your private rituals? WHY???

There are exceptions – which is what makes the ‘need to know’ aspect important…. For example, your trusted tarot reader, your astrologer… will each need SOME specific information from you in order to provide the chart, reading etc that you then use with the rest of your details and elevate further. Even they do not require oversharing and overexposing of all your personal data and details.

The oversharing of where someone is, every place they go, what they are doing, where their child is, what they are eating, every sensation and emotion they experience, is an extremely grotesque trend. It is irresponsible to one’s self and loved ones, it puts your privacy and personal power at risk, and it is grossly inconsiderate to everyone bombarded by it in their social media stream. No one is choosing to read the low vibe negativity of whining or to ride the roller coaster of the poster’s volatile emotions, or even be drowned in shallow materialism as they incessantly display their belongings and acquisitions. There is what is prudent for us, ourselves, and even wider reaching is our responsibility to everyone who is exposed to what we thrust in their line of vision.

Personal details – for a multitude of reasons ranging from mundane to magical – really should be on a need to know basis.

We often overshare in efforts to forge a deep connection, thinking that if I bare all then the other person will too. Even mutual oversharing does not intimacy nor true connection make. It is a sense of desperation to throw it all out there to and for anyone to consume. This behavior is also mislabeled as being ‘authentic’. Being real does not mean opening every detail to the public. Authenticity is being honest and true to oneself and honest in what you say to others – that does not mean one must tell others everything. Honesty and full detailed disclosure are two very different things.

 

As we step into a new year and a new calendar cycle of life, I urge us all to be more prudent with this plague of oversharing. We put ourselves at risk, we diminish our power along with our privacy, and we are at the same time irresponsible to others.

Do not allow desperation to impress, or to be accepted tempt you to overshare.

Privacy is power. There is sanctity in secrecy. Honesty is accuracy in what is said not necessarily in how much is shared.

This new year, let us be prudent, be powerful, and be far more private.