As the crescent moon waxes, we are asked to look for what her growing light reveals. She carries the energy of the eclipse, uncovering those shadow places within us that we have yet to look openly upon so that we may identify the source of pain and begin to heal.
One theme of these changing days seems to be accountability.
We are continually asked to look within at what we want and then hold ourselves accountable to act in accordance with our desire.
We see where patterns of behavior no longer serve us, where boundaries must be enacted or relationships dissolved, and we must then consider how or if we want to hold people accountable for their actions.
In turn, however, we also see the possibility of new patterns, new relationships, and new priorities that better serve the needs we have identified. This is the ultimate goal of shadow work: to heal ourselves so that we may more fully participate in healing the collective.
One challenging thing to remember is that you cannot force or bypass the healing that needs to occur. Simply shining alight on the problem does not necessarily fix it. Recognition and realization of what is wrong and what you wan or need to do to feel better are huge steps to actually enacting the change you want to see.
So do not judge yourself too harshly if you are not able to act on what this moon has uncovered. When the time is right, you will have a stronger inclination to act and a clearer vision of what you want to do.