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Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon)
Day 24, Third Quarter Moon in Scorpio

Throughout all the social media that I’ve been reading yesterday and today, many have written about the intensity of this Third Quarter Moon in Scorpio. I definitely felt it yesterday, so today consulted my iLuna app from Lunarium UK, who had noted:

“An emotionally difficult time. There is increased jealousy, greediness, envy and other negative feelings. The colours of the world turn black and white. Sexuality and sensuality go up and strong, powerful emotions run high, whilst diplomacy and tact will noticeably decline. However, it is a good time for any occupation which needs intensity and total devotion.”

For me, when the turbulence around us brings the Shadow into play, rising to the surface of our consciousness, this is a call to tend our Inner Garden, to do some Shadow Work.

We all have shadows within, sometimes deep in our subconscious. . . and at times rising to our consciousness and creating a filter through which we interact with the world.

As has often been said, there cannot be light without shadow, and vice versa. And the more we practise a path of reflection, delving into our Inner Garden, there is much to be brought into the light . . . to be understood, to be transformed, to be healed.

And, yes, Shadow work can be one of the more challenging aspects of our growth, our Self-development, our Soul Work, our journey. It can be humbling, it can be painful, it can be exhilarating, it can be joyous as we heal and transform, and step into wholeness and self-power.

At times, we act — either individually or collectively — from the Shadow side of our Divine Masculine or Divine Feminine. But Shadow is Shadow, and we may not see it at all. . . but we will see its reflection through the behaviours of others.

Yesterday, with the Wise Woman Bean Gealach Circle, we explored the balance point of the Third Quarter Moon, with the tension of Yin and Yang, Light and Dark. . . and that also applies to the tension between the Shadow Self (deep within our unconscious) and the Conscious Mind.

Your intuitive Yang energy is growing in this waning moon, and you are starting to tap even more into the consciousness of The Crone, and that will support this exploration even more.

So today, while we are still in that place of tension, still in the Scorpio intensity, be mindful of what catches your attention. . . what triggers you, angers you, unsettles you.

Then ask your Self,

  • “What does this reflect that is inside me?”
  • “What about this makes me uncomfortable?”
  • “What can be transformed here?”

You may use other tools to seek guidance . . . Meditate. . . Journey . . . Pull some oracle or tarot cards for insight . . . Ask your guides. . .

By acknowledging, accepting and embracing our shadow, we can heal it. . . and stand once again in our light.

In the words of Carl Jung:

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. Everyone carries a Shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is. When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.