For those of you who like to lay cards to help focus the Full Moon energy, I have designed this spread from a consideration of the planetary associations of The New Capricorn Moon, that fell on December 29th 2016, and The Full Capricorn Moon that falls on July 9th 2017.
The New Moon which fell in the first decan of Capricorn, drew strong aspects from a Mars Neptune conjunction, whilst The Full Moon, this week, is highlighted by powerful Mars Pluto aspects. This suggests that the seed moment was infused with a powerful desire to escape reality and to succumb to a longing to merge back into the patterns of the past. The Full Moon will bring any cracks to the surface, and force us to look clearly at where we may have been deluding ourselves, and where we may have come unstuck along the way.
In my earlier post, a discussion of the tarot cards that I associate with the current Capricorn cycle: “If It Doesn’t Work Then Leave” refer to the elements of foundation and form, that are linked to these two cards. The nature of the suitability of your foundation, plus the feasibility of its ongoing growth will now be up for review. Bearing all this in mind, I have created the following spread, as a method of unlocking the wisdom inherent in this particular Full Moon, helping to release the power and the strength that is available to all of us, if we so wish.
Shuffle your chosen deck, and focus on what has been occurring for you in the last 6 months, the phases of building, work, public image and reputation that have been the hallmark of this cycle, and draw 5 cards:
Card 1: Have I started something in haste without due consideration?
Card 2: Has this been an inspirational step, or a delusional escape?
Card 3: What is the seed that has been born out of this crucible?
Card 4: In what way am I challenged as a result of this process?
Card 5: What do I have to leave behind as I move forward with my plan?
Cards 1 & 2 can be seen as the parents of card 3. Card 3 is the result of the process.
Card 4 represents an aspect of yourself that will have been strengthened or undermined by your experiences, look to the element to see the area of life most affected.
Card 5 will be energies, or old models of being that are no longer relevant. They will represent things that you may need to let go of as Pluto works to refine your power, your sense of who you are, and what you want to do in the world.
I hope that you find this spread insightful, and as usual, please feel free to share and pass on. To read more about the meaning behind this cycle…. read more here. If It Doesn’t Work, Then Leave.
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