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 Aquarius Moon that fell on January 28th 2017, and the Full Aquarius Moon, that falls on August 7th 2017.
The New Moon which fell in the first decan of Aquarius, fell at the center of a Venus Saturn square, so has its origins in the realm of relationships, self worth and values, and the challenge to let go of self limiting belief systems, and the attachments to them that can cripple our creativity and hamper our ability to make nourishing and valuable choices for ourselves.
Shuffle your chosen deck, and focus on what has been occurring for you in the last 6 months, the phases of contraction and expansion that have been brewing beneath the surface, and the associated sense of needing to make continuous adjustments, that you may have been feeling. Draw 5 cards:
Card 1: In which area of my life has fear taken hold.?
Card 2: In what way has this affected me?
Card 3: What adjustments have I needed to make, or have I still to make?
Card 4: What focus do I need to employ in order to understand my fear?
Card 5: What do I take forward as my new vision of strength and empowerment?
For Card 1, the realm of life can be seen by the element of the card. Card 3 could be an ongoing measure that you can employ to make sure that things remain on course. Card 4 is really what your goal might be in the short term, and also a way to perhaps understand the deeper origins of your fear. Card 5 will be the lesson of the phase, a core concept that you can employ in the future to assist you in remembering what you have learned in this phase, a mandala for the future. I hope that you find this spread insightful, and as usual, please feel free to share and pass on. The three cards that I have associated with this phase, the five & six of Swords, and Adjustment, which is numbered 8 in Thoth, all add to 19, the number of The Sun, which as we Tarot enthusiasts know, is the only card to contain 3 cards…. The Sun 19, which added together gives 10, The Wheel of Fortune which then gives 1, The Magus. Try adding your five cards together and see which of the Major Arcana you arrive at. To read more about the meaning behind this cycle, its origins and deeper meaning, read more here. Heal Thyself.
full moon blessings to you all, and may the goddess watch over you
My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives on the beautiful Beara Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. My long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice in offering guidance and empowerment, helping others to lead a more authentic and magical life. You can read more about me here.
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