Crescent Moon Phase: growth, struggle, challenge, expansion
Today we have the tendency to feel like an alien in our own world. We feel like we are out in new territory, out on a limb. It is normal to feel this way when we are undergoing such a major shift in the course of human evolution. But it’s important to not succumb to feeling like a victim today. Something may appear to be “taken away,” but instead of feeling “wronged” consider what the situation might be clearing the way for or what could replace it. What could be the harvest?
The Moon moves into Capricorn, triggering Cancers and Capricorns and those with the Black Moon in Cancer or Capricorn. The “shift” or “hinge” is felt more acutely this time since both the Sun and the Moon are in cardinal signs (cardinal signs being the times of change and progression). Shadow sides will be directly engaged and fears will surface. But this is an opportunity to truly look at ourselves and how our core fears play out in our lives. Fears are spiritual issues and they are sourced in the feeling of separation from spirit or source. It is a trick to think that we are ever separated from a higher power. We are never alone and no one is ever abandoned. We are part of the stars themselves.
One of the main things we work on here is integration of the shadow side of our psyches. It is the final gate in the ascension of consciousness. I say it all the time, but it is worth repeating: there is a tremendous amount of personal power (personal energetic resources) tied up in our shadow sides. When we become aware of the nature of our personal fear (as indicated by the location of the Black Moon in an astrology chart; see the Appendix of my book on the Black Moon in the Books tab to find your own shadow and then read about it in chapter 2), we start to process it. The thought doesn’t leave. It stalks us until we come out of denial about it. Even when someone fully rejects the information about their Black Moon, they can’t forget it. It starts working on them until they get it in the right light to see it. When we understand this important component of our consciousness (our shadow) we start to make friends with it and begin to see it for what it always was – an impediment that is based in irrationality and enormously exaggerated. When we are in denial about our shadow side, it grows. The act of denying energy really only energizes the thing being denied. Denial is active, even if it appears passive.
Something may transpire today that makes you want to hide or escape. Don’t judge this too fast. Like yesterday, we only get part of the story today. It’s a cliffhanger; the rest of the story comes another day.
Attempts to imprint the energy with hyper fears occur today and tomorrow. Tomorrow we will perform wise owl in the tree so get ready for that. If the gun gets jumped today, go to your tree and begin observation. Peer out from the safety of the limbs and the leaves. Witness.