From the unknown, profound desires enter in upon us, and … the fulfilling of those desires is the fulfilling of creation. ……..DH Lawrence, “Love”
Speaking seductively of endless pleasures, this New Moon Cycle that started on November 7th 2019, promised to deliver our deepest desires.. the fulfilment that we had been searching for. By this Full Moon, May 18th 2019, we may find that what we had perceived to be our passion or our greatest desire, is now recognized as an illusion, a temporary distraction that we have seen through. In wrestling with our desire natures and finding that passion and lust are the power of creation itself, we are led to a fuller understanding of this internal force.
In confronting our own desire nature, and being forced back into ourselves, we gain the opportunity to discover the full gamut of creative energy that lies at our disposal, and tools that we need in order to generate, unite and transform our passion into a powerful and fecund force that can shape our worlds.
The cards relating to this particular lunar cycle are The 6 & 7 of Cups, associated with The Sun & Venus in Scorpio, and The 7 of Disks, associated with Saturn in Taurus.
In the 7 of Cups, we are forced to confront our desires and our fantasies and to know that they originate within ourselves, that they are not external in the form of people or objects, but are images of intensity and strength that have been created by our own passion. Whether it is within the frenzy of frustration or in the listless miasma of satiation, we are confronted now with all that is ours, our fantasies, dreams and beguilement, and are forced to accept that they are not to be found in the embrace of another, or in the promises of spiritual or physical panacea’s.
So this Full Moon, we reap what we have sown…. and if we have been busy sowing our seeds within the kingdom of another, we cannot wonder at the lack of a harvest within our own hearts. There is a recognition here that wisdom and foresight are the unexpected bounty of catastrophe and difficulty, and that even in situations that seem to have gone completely “wrong” that we can, through our own hard work, find a harvest.
This Full Moon, we can let go of any need to sow our dreams and fantasies within the heart of another, or to shackle ourselves with the placating habits that insinuate themselves into our lives, with the often misplaced belief that “this time it will be different”, or that we have it “under control”. We can take the opportunity to recognize that our dreams and our fantasies are our fuel for life, that through connecting to the full flow of our creative force and using it to direct our own lives in an authentic and powerful way, that we stand to gain far more, to live more intensely and to reap greater rewards, through owning our passions, feeling them to the full, and casting their fertile seeds into the world, watching as our dreams take root and grow.
My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, lucky to be living in the beautiful South West of Ireland. I can often be found at home, deep in arcane research, or practicing some new form of divination , probably whilst burning the dinner! My children have now grown used to my “strange ways” and I am enjoying watching as they begin to edge their way independently into the world. My long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice, in offering guidance, empowerment and healing, and helping others to lead a more authentic and magical life. You can read more about me here.
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