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 Leo Moon that fell on August 21st 2017, and The Full Leo Moon that falls on January 31st 2018.
Over the last six months, as we have worked to define ourselves amidst all that has been falling away from us, we may have struggled with discovering the essence of who we truly felt that we were. Old definitions, associated with our position in the family, our profession, our marital status, our social group or our income may have been made redundant as we have been forced by circumstances beyond our control to dig deeper, to relinquish our attachment to the labels that we have borne, to find a different crown to wear.
Being brave enough to challenge the authority that we inherited, we may have turned our backs to all that has smothered and stifled our creativity and sense of purpose, and dared to strike out alone, in an attempt to live our lives more fully from the heart.
Shuffle your chosen deck, and focus on what has been occurring for you in the last 6 months. Think of a situation where you have been trying to build a new sense of your own inner power and authority, where you have been trying to free yourself from fear and restriction in order to live in a more unencumbered and authentic way.
Draw 5 cards:
Card 1: What have I struggled with in order to hold true to my hearts voice?
Card 2: What aspect of myself or my life have I been fearful of releasing?
Card 3: What focus do I need, in order to help me live a more heart centered life?
Card 4: What lessons from my experiences will nurture my future plans?
Card 5: In what way can I now live more closely aligned with my authentic self. ?
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 Six & Seven of Wands, joined by Death, all add to the number 8, the number of Adjustment, suggesting that a recognition of the adjustments that need to be made in your outer life, will help you to come to the place of authentic expression of your true self that you desire. 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.
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. 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.
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