This New Moon begins the Lunation of the Lessons of Truth. The Gemini/Sagittarius axis is the Axis of Truth in Navigational Astrology and encompasses all things on that spectrum from the truth being slippery to the truth being a righteous crusade to the truth being the ultimate TRUTH of truths.
When we face our shadows, that means the sun “has our back” and is supporting us even though we can’t see that… we have to zoom out in order to see the full picture of that support. It is OUR shadow that we’re seeing. What do we know about shadows? They generally are distorted, not realistic, can fool us (shadow puppets), usually look scarier than they are.