Mirror Fasting is the Everything at the moment – the idea is that you regain a healthier sense of self by just not looking into mirrors for a month for more. It’s a fascinating idea, i though only vampires had to do that but it sort of resonates. I love anarcha-hippy memes that feel like you can give something up and be more independent. My Aquarius Rising would love to scream ‘Fuq yeah’, do some air punching and leave mirrors behind. Who needs stupid reflections?
But okay – reflections are everywhere. My computer reflects me when it fades down to screen save, my totem Raven picture on the wall opposite has reflective glass at night, if one is to have dental hygiene (Saturn crossing my Moon this week makes this pretty much an obsessive ritual) a mirror is unavoidable. Unless i start draping tacky black Goth polyester sequinned scarves over them all.
Mirrors actually count as “Water” in Feng Shui + they say you should never ever have one you can see yourself in from the bed or else dire spiritual consequences befall ye. This could be why Leos get lost so often when they’re astral travelling at night. The mirrors on the ceiling above the bed distract their soul. But seriously, you do have to be extremely careful with the placement of mirrors. And they very easily trap ghosts. One day i will impart my truly terrifying Haunted Dressing Table Mirror story.
Also, isn’t it a fact that when you look in a mirror, you are not seeing how you actually look anyway? I mean, obviously you can check your complexion tone, stray brow hairs and whatever but to say how you actually appear to other peeps, you need a True Mirror or do you?
Wikipedia has this explanation which confuses me even more: If one looks in a mirror, one’s image reverses (e.g., if one raises one’s right hand, his left hand will appear to go up in the mirror). However, a mirror does not “swap” left and right, any more than it swaps top and bottom. A mirror reverses the forward/backward axis, and we define left and right relative to front and back. Flipping front/back and left/right is equivalent to a rotation of 180 degrees about the vertical axis (in the same way that text which is back-to-front and upside-down simply looks like it has been rotated 180 degrees on the page). Therefore, looking at an image of oneself with the front/back axis flipped is the same as looking at an image with the left/right axis flipped and the whole figure rotated 180 degrees about the vertical axis, which is exactly what one sees when standing in front of a mirror.
Oshun, the African-Cuban-Brazilian Venus – always has a Mirror – it is one of her sacred magical tools.
I don’t think i can Mirror-Fast and it’s because i am trying to be Goddessly – it’s more that i would morph into someone who looked more or less like a lunatic when she left the house, there would be very little separation between my sleep clothes and my day clothes, i would be a coconut oil smeared blur of shit getting out of control and i would never pull again. I gather that Mirror Fasters push through these fears but i’m not there for this. In fact, i think i want a True Mirror, only tinted. This could also be be my Moon in Libra.