Dark Moon in Sagittarius 2017


The Dark Moon in Sagittarius connects us to our sense of adventure. We become the explorer, seeking out the hidden wonders of our inner landscape.

This close to Winter Solstice, it truly is the darkest time of the year. With no Moonlight to guide the way on our journey, we may feel lost and utterly alone.

But if we dare to put our trust in the darkness and travel unknown pathways, we will discover something very precious. There is gold in the shadow, gold which needs to be mined and brought to the surface. Robert Johnson and Murray Stein refer to this as the Golden Shadow.

There is only one thing many of us fear more than the dark, and that is our own light, our personal power. The light becomes an aspect of shadow precisely because we have so much resistance to it.

The Golden Shadow is related to our higher calling, yet, we may often resist this calling, we deny it, we run from it, we fear it. To honour our life’s purpose is to hold ourselves accountable and to take responsibility for how we act in the world. We do this by embracing the Golden Shadow, by living the life we are meant to be living.


Ritual to Mine the Shadows for Gold


Sit quietly with pen and paper. Think about the bright parts of yourself that you have been keeping hidden in the Shadows.

If you aren’t sure how to start, think about the people, real or fictional, whom you admire and look up to as role models.

Write down the traits that attract you, the characteristics which resonate with you. You feel strongly because you recognize those traits, they are the flecks of gold hiding in your Shadow. Dig them up and show those beautiful golden nuggets to the world.


Dark Moon Blessings,

The Muse


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About The Muse

Woman, High Priestess, Goddess. An eclectic Pagan dedicated to restoring the Divine Feminine to Her rightful place in the world. Women are the most powerful resource on the planet. We must rise up, as one, to share our stories, rediscover our gifts. Together, we can create a world where everyone is acknowledged, accepted and respected.

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