The Full Moon in Aries today, happening in conjunction with the union of Venus and Mars in the skies, suggests that there is a culmination of a period of 6 months of self re-discovery is coming to an end, and that it is the perfect time to get back in touch with your hearts desire, your passion, what you want to bring into your life. Almost exactly two years has passed since Mars & Venus last met, and a great deal has happened since then. Your needs have been refined, your desires further understood, it has been a period of trial and error, refinement and digestion. After this “try out” phase, you have a better understanding of what it is you need in your life right now, so whether this is a person, a vocation, a creative hobby or a new life direction, this is the time for digging deep, and gaining ideas about where you want to go next. This could be the perfect time for tapping into your dreams, to discard what has not been working for you, and to access your inspirational ideas. You may not have exact clarity right now, but if you open yourself to the meaning of what has been happening in your life, the clarity will come. For further meaning to be found in the current Lunar Cycle click HERE, and for a Tarot Spread to interpret the energy, click HERE. For more on today’s Venus Mars Conjunction, click HERE
As a complete departure from both the Thoth deck, and in fact from Tarot altogether, I am spending some time next, with an (arguably) far more ancient form of divination, The I Ching. In this form of divination, “hexagrams” are created either through the casting of sticks, coins or rice grains. I will be using sticks, harvested this summer from my mothers apple orchard, one that she planted herself, as I channel the wisdom and intuition of the feminine, down through my feminine line.
Even before Tarot, even before Astrology, my first passionate teenage divination relationship was with The I Ching, and I am delighted to be sharing my re-engagement with this craft form here on my blog, thirty five years later! The images and Hexagram text are reproduced here with the very kind permission of Benebell Wen.
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. I can often be found at home, deep in arcane research, or practicing some new form of divination whilst burning the dinner! My children probably wish that I was “normal” but may well remember my eccentricities fondly when they come to face the challenges of their own paths. My long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice, in offering guidance, empowerment and healing, helping others to lead a more authentic and magical life. You can read more about me here.