Nothing blew up during or after my dark moon power work, I'm happy to report, but I didn't get off easy, no, no.
During my dark moon year I've been working with Hecate (hence the honey cakes at the crossroads) -- well, that makes sense, no surprises there. I'm enriching my view of her, true -- the older versions, the Maiden versions, have been interesting and useful. But in order to work with the source of my power, I find to my -- well, surprise, I guess -- that she sends me elsewhere.
Pleasure? Joy? What the hell.
What I say is, there's nobody so dark as the goddesses of light. It's one of the mysteries.