the passive and active. they are opposites, but there is a part of each within the other; both energies exist in all things.
for everything, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
energy is not created or destroyed, it is only changed.
this is to say, all energy is one and the same; expressing and manifesting itself through different lenses, in different forms.
the passive. moon. earth. empathy. external. value of others. shield. existence. tranquility. allowance. creativity. silence.
the active. sun. heaven. strength. internal. value of self. sword. action. strife. control. logic. expression.
neither energy is more or less important or valuable.
if you have more empathy than strength, you bring harm unto yourself.
if you have more strength than empathy, you bring harm unto others.
what is expression without creativity?
what is creativity without expression?
balance is essential.
application to the craft:
most importantly, in my opinion, is learning that balance in all things comes first from balance within. this is something that can- and often does- take a lifetime to attain. to err is human, to err with one energy is natural. but finding an overall acceptance of both energies in and around your life can help bring understanding and peace.
use energies to inform intentions, to guide focus. an active intention may require more activity in your thought, whereas a passive intention may require more tranquility.
use the natural energies of elements and existences around you to help manifest your intentions. use the passive or active phases of the moon to inform and amplify your intentions.
“The intersection of the macro universe and the micro universe will create a gate, or a door. Lao Tzu called this “the door to all wonders.” This is where yin and yang merge harmoniously. This is also called the Middle Way.” – Henry Chang