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Why is it so important to do Shadow Work?

Greetings everyone, it's your favorite astrologer, Fox Redsky. Today, I'd like to talk about something that may seem daunting at first, but is so incredibly important for personal growth and self-awareness: shadow work. For those who may not know, shadow work is the process of examining and confronting the dark, unconscious parts of ourselves that we try to hide or ignore. It's called "shadow work" because these parts of ourselves are often in the shadows, hidden from our conscious mind. However, as the saying goes, "what we resist, persists." Ignoring our shadows only leads to them manifesting in destructive ways in our lives. So, how does astrology fit into all of this? Well, your birth chart can be a valuable tool in helping you identify and work through your shadows. The position of the planets at the moment of your birth can give insight into your tendencies, patterns, and potential areas of growth. Here are a few ways you can use astrology to support your shadow work:

  1. Identify your "shadow planets" Each planet represents a different aspect of ourselves, and some of these aspects may be more difficult to embrace than others. For example, Mars can represent our anger, assertiveness, and aggression, while Pluto can represent our deepest fears, obsessions, and power struggles. By examining the positions of these planets in your birth chart, you can gain a better understanding of the areas that may be challenging for you to confront.

  2. Look at your "hard" aspects Aspects refer to the angles between planets in your birth chart. Some aspects are considered "hard," such as squares (90 degrees) or oppositions (180 degrees). These aspects can indicate areas of tension, conflict, or resistance in our lives. By examining these aspects in your chart, you can identify potential areas of shadow work.

  3. Explore your 12th house The 12th house is often associated with our subconscious, hidden parts of ourselves, and past lives. By examining the planets and signs that fall in your 12th house, you can gain insight into the areas that may be difficult for you to confront or understand.

Now, you may be wondering, "why is shadow work so important anyway?" Well, for starters, it's essential for personal growth and self-awareness. By confronting and integrating our shadows, we can live more authentically and consciously. Additionally, shadow work can help us overcome self-sabotage and manifest our dreams. When we have unresolved issues, patterns, or beliefs lurking in our shadows, they can prevent us from creating the life we desire. For example, let's say you've been trying to manifest a romantic relationship, but keep running into the same obstacles or patterns. By doing shadow work, you may discover that you have unresolved issues around trust, intimacy, or vulnerability that are sabotaging your efforts. Once you address and integrate these shadow parts, you can create a more positive, fulfilling relationship. In conclusion, shadow work may not be easy, but it is incredibly valuable and important for personal growth and manifestation. By using astrology as a tool to support your shadow work, you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself and create a more conscious, fulfilling life. Remember, the only way out is through, and with patience, compassion, and self-awareness, you can face and integrate your shadows.

Fox RedSky

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