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 energies of The New Pisces Moon that fell on February 26th 2017, and the Full Pisces Moon, that falls on September 6th 2017.
The New Moon which fell in the first decan of Pisces, fell in conjunction to the planet Neptune, as does this Full Moon. This cycle has offered us the chance to avail of the loosening powers of Pisces to help us to finally let go of the patterns that may have held us in fear and darkness. In the Kabbalah, the path between Eight and Nine, is governed by The Sun, and is an indication of the energy required to resolve and manifest the power of this current lunar cycle, how we can call in and manifest that which we need in our lives to restore balance around us and to build in our outer worlds, the dreams that we carry within us.
Shuffle your chosen deck, and focus on what has been occurring for you in the last 6 months, any feelings of loss or stagnation, and also your visions of hope, and spiritual connection that have been guiding you. Consider how this process has linked you ever closer to your true self. and revealed new and stronger aspects of your self that you 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: Which area of my life was in need of renewal, where had I given up hope?
Card 2: What energy have I been challenged to let go of?
Card 3: In what way have I broken the mold, and re-defined happiness for myself?
Card 4: What new strength do I carry forward into the future?
Card 5: What knowledge have I gained of myself that I did not know before?
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 Eight and Nine of Cups, and The Sun, all add to the number 9, the number of The Hermit, suggesting that self knowledge has been the issue in this particular cycle, and although it may have been a lonely road, that the wisdom on offer will have been worth the walk. 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. Happiness Comes From Within.
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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