Of the Dark Moon and Cycles of Rebirth

Of the Dark Moon and Cycles of Rebirth
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If there is one thing that I have become used to in my life, it is cycles and spirals. Everything waxes and wanes with me. My energy and creativity seem to heighten when it’s colder, I have more drive to do things in the early morning and it wanes as the day grows.

A spiral that I used to find extremely difficult was the spiral of my emotions. 

Up and down, up and down. It was hard for me because I had no idea how to deal with emotions in any other way but to cry about them. Every time I felt something bad or someone hurt my feelings, it crippled me for days. I felt like I was going to be sad forevvvvvvver so what was the point of living?

To be fair, I was so busy being upset about the bad stuff that there wasn’t a lot of embracing the happiness. In the last year that has changed so much.

The bad stuff still crops up but the good stuff, the happy moments, I bask in it. The unhappy moments, I’ve learned to cherish those too. That’s where I get a huge amount of wisdom and knowledge about myself. Those moments show me where there is work to be done. I know that there is a balance and that the cycle will come full circle.

The card I want to share is from the Wild Wisdom of the Faery Oracle and is Dark Moon. 

This faery is shrouded in contemplation with an air of sadness. She represents the darkening — the time of self-assessment, when we struggle to understand what is going on around us. She feels withdrawn, fragile, and raw. She needs to look within to answer the difficult questions in her life. She needs to take the time to ponder, to sit, and to understand what she feels.

From this time of contemplation she will emerge, wiser than before. She will emerge stronger and more determined to live the life she was meant for. She will flourish again.

For now she experiences the dark night of the soul and it is necessary and good. Wisdom will be born and she will live wild and freely again.

Do you allow a balance to exist between your emotions? Do you honor the cycles and spirals of what you feel and what goes on within you?

6 Comments

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    Kristen
    July 26, 2012 / 2:56 pm

    I know this cycle well, particularly in the last eight months, were I became ill and had to really look at my life and figure out how I was going to live in a way that enabled my health to thrive. That dark place really does give us the answers we need and I have learned to accept it for what it is, as disorienting and frightening it can sometimes be. Blessings to you as you move along this journey Dominee! 

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    Dominee
    July 26, 2012 / 5:34 pm

    Thank you Kristen! If I had known that all of my periods of depression were going to lead me where they have I would've treated them a lot differently. It really makes us slow down and think. I used to think all the time I spent depressed was wasted time, now I see it differently. 

  3. Avatar July 26, 2012 / 9:04 pm

    A lot about this post spoke to me.  I have been thinking a lot about negativity and how it accumulates.  It's finding balance between them, and not letting the bad overwhelm, that is difficult for me!

  4. Avatar July 27, 2012 / 12:52 am

    This really speaks to me almost for 

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    Dominee
    July 28, 2012 / 2:20 am

    Very true! We'll get there eventually!

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    Dominee
    July 28, 2012 / 2:23 am

    It's a hard balance to walk, I'm sometimes guilty of not acknowledging my negative emotions, at times it's just easier to pretend that you're happy and everything's fine.

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