Dark Moon Deja Vu is common. Still little understood by scientists, Deja Vu is when we slip out of our usual relationship to time and matter. It’s a limbic, hypnogogic sort of consciousness, the same one that evokes psychic insights or helps us view ghosts. It’s a reminder that we’re on the right path and a cue to release Shadow Selves and all the memories they hold.
Dark Moons are when you psych down, not up. They are the Moon of Letting Go. And, particularly with a Moon in Libra, for rebalancing your body and psyche.
My Virgo chiro talks about how many of us carry ourselves based on limbic system signals still firing from a long ago even. It makes me think of a transmitter on an abandoned planet or those stories of soliders in deep cover who don’t realize the war has ended. But these transmissions can undermine our more logical, or frontal cortex, decisions.
That is a very simple summation of what he talks about but it resonates. I call them Shadow Selves, fragments of our previous personae that still try to call the shots. Of course, the post-trauma syndrome is the most extreme and flamboyant example of it but we all have it to some extent.
Releasing Shadow Selves is not like an exorcism. You don’t have to banish them. Awareness and gentle recognition are enough. This is where the Dark Moon Deja Vu helps; psych down, rest, perhaps listen to some hypno-beats or augment your thought process with some form of profound bodywork.
Because you can talk and think as much as you want but if the body is still programmed a certain way, it will keep defaulting back to that.
Image: Oscar Dominguez – Aeolus