“…women don’t tend to admit being “pretty good” in our culture.”
No they don’t. Even if the believe it they don’t state it as if it is impolite to have self-esteem. So here I am with Mars conjunct Mercury (loud) in the ninth house (broadcast) in Libra (Venus) and what am I do to? Yell out that I am desirable or pervert my energy?
If you think I should pervert my energy, should I dye my hair too? What else should I do to be more palatable? And why should I do this again?
I think my overt expression of self confidence inspires and allows others to feel good about themselves. If I can get away with feeling really, really good about myself, maybe you can get away with feeling sort of good about yourself and I think this is why Capricorn / Saturn types read here.
“She’s got all kinds of audacity, I think I can stick my neck out a little bit further myself…”
Far as I am concerned, someone’s got to be Auntie Mame.
Were you taught to downplay your good qualities?