Dark Moon energy is upon us. Another cycle completes.
And with every ending comes a pause. A still point in time, giving us the opportunity to look within and discover what lies here within the darkness now.
This Dark Moon turns anew in the Starry Realms of the Cosmic Twins.
Gemini invites us to journey deeper into our own reflections of Self as other.
Because Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury, which governs communication, technology and information, we are given an opportunity to dive into how we communicate and express ourselves in relationship to others. The "other" represents a mirror for us to see ourselves more clearly, acting like a twin, reflecting back to us what we may be unwilling to see about ourselves.
The Dark Side brings up the shadow, that which we repress or disown, but can never escape. The Shadow represents all that we resist, deny, burry, and abondon. As we reject aspects of ourselves, we may project it on to others as blame, judgement, criticism or disapproval.
This Dark Moon in Gemini comes as a Messenger, speaking to us on all the ways we may use communication to judge, shame, belittle, or betray ourselves and one another. This can surface in various forms, from day to day complaints and criticism, to gossip, ridicule, verbal abuse, manipulation or lies.
At the same time, we need to look at all that has not been said. The aspects of self that remain unexpressed, held back, stifled, kept secret.
This Dark Moon in Gemini asks us to examine our relationship with the "evil twin" and befriend the Shadow side of our character, especially in relationship to one another and how we express ourselves in the world.
Take a moment for self inquiry. Journey into the darkness within. Embrace the negative aspects of your Self that you deem unworthy, unlovable. Attempt to become more aware of hidden parts. Make the uncouncious known.
It is only through awareness and introspection that we can create the change we wish to see in the world. And it starts with each one of us doing our part to heal the whole.
Here are a few prompts to help get you started while working with the energy of this Dark Moon Magic and the Gemini Twins.
Give your "evil twin" a voice. What does s/he have to say? Remember, this is your Shadow speaking. Free write about all that has been hidden and is now ready to be expressed.
When, if ever, is the last time you told a lie, either to yourself or someone else? What were the circumstances that made you feel unable to be honest and speak your truth? What was the fear holding you back from being authentic?
How often do you engage in gossip, criticize, or judge others? What do you get in return? Examine the feelings and energy around this. Are you protecting something within yourself by shaming someone else?
What aspect of your Self has been unexpressed, or expressed in unhealthy ways? Is there another way to let this energy flow without denial or self judgement?
Gather insight from your expression. Take it to the fire and burn what is ready to be released. Transform old ways of expressing yourself into healthy alternatives. Commit to owning all of yourself fully. Embrace the Shadow. Love one another.
By choosing to give voice to the Shadow, consiously expressing the dark side from within, we learn how to integrate our full power, healing the split between self and other. We no longer see the twins as seperate selves, but whole and one.
Feel free to express any insights that come up for you.
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Sending Love from the Dark Side, Hannah Donkersloot