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 Taurus Moon that fell on April 26th 2017, and the Full Taurus Moon that falls on November 4th 2017.
The seeding New Moon in Taurus, that took place on the 26th of April, was accompanied by a Venus Chiron conjunction, suggesting that promises then, may have been sown in pain and sorrow, as a hopeful dream of salvation, rather than as a realistic vision of growth. What continues on under this Lunation, is likely to be made stronger and more resilient, whilst that which has reached the end of its lifespan will be released and let go.
Perfecting with an exact Venus Uranus opposition, this Full Moon falls in the middle decan of Taurus, associated with The Six of Disks, and may well witness the success or failure of any relationship, or financial situation that has been on shaky ground, it is a pivotal point.
Shuffle your chosen deck, and focus on what has been occurring for you in the last 6 months. Think of any situations where you have been trying to uncover pain and sadness, and also of what you need to break free from in order to move on in a spirit of greater abundance. Draw 5 cards:
Card 1: In what way have my values required healing?
Card 2: Where have I been challenged to break free of outworn ideas?
Card 3: What adjustments have I had to make, in order to heal my pain?
Card 4: What is my harvest this Full Moon?
Card 5: What freedom have I gained that I did not feel 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 likely to show what you have gained… if this is a “negative” card, it may be an understanding of a difficult experience that you have undergone, in order to learn the healing message that was promised in the New Moon. Card 5 will be the lesson of the phase, a core concept or mandala that you can employ in the future to assist you in remembering what you have learned in this phase. 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 Disks, and Adjustment, all add to the number 19, the number of The Sun, suggesting that a realisation of your own powerful self, your ability to embrace change and to create your future has been the issue in this particular cycle. Try adding your own 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. A Dance With The Force of Creation
full moon blessings to you all, and may the goddess watch over you
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