Tarot Spread for The Full Moon in Aries: October 5th 2017

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 Aries Moon that fell on March 28th 2017, and the Full Aries Moon, that falls on October 5th 2017.

The New Moon fell in the first decan of Aries and The Full Moon falls in the second. This cycle has offered us the chance to understand the power for creation that we have, if we can marshal the forces that we contain, and allow them the freedom to grow, nurtured by our faith and our intuition. This Full Moon is also taking place at the same time as a Venus Mars Conjunction, which also emphasises the role of Venus at the present time. In the Kabbalah, the path between Two & Three is governed by The Empress, 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.

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Shuffle your chosen deck, and focus on what has been occurring for you in the last 6 months, including any feelings of anger, fear, aggression and impatience, jealousy, passion or rage. Feel how some of these may have now reached some form of resolution, led you to places of understanding or calm. Consider how this process has linked you ever closer to your true self, and revealed new and stronger aspects of your creativity and power. Draw 5 cards:

Card 1: Which area of my life was in need of complete upheaval? 

Card 2: What positive strength have I recovered from the wreckage? 

Card 3: What valuable skills have I discovered during this process? 

Card 4:  What authority do I now have, that I did not have before? 

Card 5: How does this new sense of independence empower me in creating my future? 

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 Two & Three of Wands, and The Empress, all add to the number 8, the number of Adjustment (in Thoth), suggesting, as it is the card of Libra, that learning how to operate in relationships has been at the crux of this particular cycle. We cannot hope to have healthy relationships with others, until we can have good relationships with ourselves, and possessing a strong sense of our own inner authority and power, is the foundation stone of this. To read more about the meaning behind this cycle, its origins and deeper meaning, read more here. Patience is a Virtue.

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 Head Shot Fadebeautiful 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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