The Dark Moon in Libra
The Dark Moon in Libra finds us looking inward at the role our thoughts may play in determining our actions. There is often a tendency to get caught up in our thoughts. We may judge ourselves or others harshly, or we may rationalize and justify our actions.
We come to a place of balance when our thoughts live in harmony with our heart. The mind may judge, but the heart takes us to that place of forgiveness.
The compassionate mind is one that steps back to look at the bigger picture, weighing all the available information before making informed decisions.
The compassionate mind prevents us from getting caught in a downward spiral of judgmental negativity.
The compassionate mind allows us to forgive ourselves for the mistakes we have made.
The compassionate mind brings with it personal accountability, without blame or shame.
The compassionate mind remembers that our thoughts are a powerful force.
Journey with the Compassionate Mind
Sit comfortably in a place where you will not be disturbed. Take several full breaths, each breath taking you deeper into yourself.
Visualize yourself at the base of a mountain, as you look up, in the distance, you see a light. You notice a path in front of you which will take you up to the mountain’s peak and to that mysterious light. Although the path may seem long and steep, you find it easy to climb. Up ahead, you see a figure, an old woman holding a lamp. She is Hekate, your guide on this journey.
She beckons you to come closer and you find yourself standing at the edge of an abyss. As you peer into the abyss, you can see words and phrases swirling around in the aether.
Some of the words are big and bold, these are the thoughts you tend to pay the most attention to. Are they critical and self-defeating, full of blame and shame, or are they inspiring and uplifting? How do you feel when you see these words? Remember that words only have the power that you choose to give to them. If you don’t like some of these words, use your breath to blow them away, until they fade into nothingness.
Notice the words that bring you joy, the ones that ignite your passion, or bring a sense of peace. Some of these word may be small or faint, barely perceptible. These are the words that arise from the compassionate mind. Once again, use your breath, but this time, breathe love into your chosen words. Blow them up like balloons and let them float freely in an iridescent array of colours.
You turn towards Hekate, She has Her own words to share with you.
When you are ready, give thanks to Hekate and make your way back down the mountain, and back into your body.
Dark Moon Blessings.