Full Moon Reading for April 11, 2017

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Full Moon through Cattails © Open Portal Tarot

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The Moon is full in Libra, opposite the Sun in Aries.

Question:  How does this Full Moon support the Heart?

Summary:  This Full Moon as a crystalizing point of the lunar cycle from the last New Moon to the next, supports the Heart’s discovery of false hopes and impatient timeframes held by the ego, and the replacement of those with very stable feminine gifts, particularly 1) being a receptive channel for new life and 2) having the power to establish clarity and solidity amidst storms.

Tidbit about Meditative work for Personal Transformation:  A Tarot spread presents beautiful images rich with meaningful figures, colors, knowledge bases, astrological connections, and symbols.  Meditating and reflecting on the spread during the portal period (the current lunar cycle), together with opening the Heart to welcome support from the Moon and one’s allies, supports the intention to accept the gifts that the Moon is offering through the communication tool of the spread.

The Work and the Gifts:  The central card indicates an emotional rut that is the pathway to discovery for this cycle.  The way the cups are bone dry and the lotuses are falling apart as the result of the hot wind blowing from the red sky relates to the way the ego obsessively holds false expectations that tie up a lot of emotion, which includes pursuing some subconscious goals aggressively in the outer world instead of consciously setting sacred intentions, tending the fertile ground within to be a receptive magnet which attracts important opportunities, and connecting to the natural sources of power to align one’s own success with the greater good.  The ego may have meant well, but it was not guided by the Heart’s wisdom.

The card to the left holds some of the greatest gifts of the Moon and also Venus who is the planetary ruler of Libra, where this Full Moon resides.  These gifts arise from the way the sacred feminine is a doorway to new life and a nurturer of natural pleasure, however, not in a transient, inconsistent way; in a stable, eternal way.  Tapping into eternal pleasure accumulates as a power that walks forward and benefits the world in a variety of ways, like how a benevolent Queen graces her kingdom with what arises from her own giftedness.  The image transforms the hot-headed sense of “I have to get what I want” to the cool as a cucumber awareness that “I have to hold still and cultivate pleasurable new life with spiritual practice.”

The card to the right further assists with the heartbreak (“egobreak”) of not getting what one wanted by encouraging the mind to attend to practical matters that are getting out of hand due to lack of shrewd and experienced attention.  If “egobreak” is going on, energy is being scattered and important matters may be ignored, but the antidote is to pay attention, and involve the Heart’s wisdom to look at those matters from multi-dimensional perspectives.  Looking away from the previous trigger of obsession to the other integral components of one’s life can provide a place for one’s true self to show up more clearly.  Those experiences of clarity can inform the “egobreak” about how to regroup and come back with a deeper self awareness.

Please feel free to write with questions and responses.

Blessings.

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March/Spring Equinox Reading for March 20, 2017

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Burst of Spring © Open Portal Tarot

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December Solstice 2017

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Question:  How does this Equinox support the Heart?

Summary of Interpretation:  The Heart took full support of the December Solstice and accepted the challenge to upgrade its tendency to muddle around in the physical world (see above spread for December Solstice). Thus, at the time of this Equinox, a shining model of success has been resurrected which harmonizes the planetary forces of the ancient world and deeply pleases the Heart (see above spread for March Equinox).  In this portal period of the Equinox, the Sun as the Great Giver offers the power to take two more important steps forward.  One of these steps is to become adept in the ways of healing that mobilize inborn creative powers through dynamic modes such as communication and action.  The other step is to relieve the agony the mind experiences while it stands in solidarity with the Heart’s vision, but can not act on that vision through any pathways in the physical world.  There is alignment within oneself, but lack of congruence with the physical world.  The Sun offers to help through Equinox work.  A vision board would be a good tool to use in the context of Equinox rituals and ceremony.  What does the Heart want the outer world to look like?  The Sun offers to shine on opportunities that support the Heart’s model of success.

Please feel free to write with questions and responses.

Blessings.

 

 

Full Moon Reading for March 12, 2017

 

Full Moon through Cattails

Full Moon through Cattails © Open Portal Tarot

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The Moon is full in Virgo, opposite the Sun in Pisces.

Question:  How does this Full Moon support the Heart?

Summary:  This Full Moon supports the enjoyment of an abundant life force.  Additionally, true to the Moon’s position in Virgo, the restoration of holistic health and purity behind the scenes complements the effortless, endless flow and enjoyment of that life force.  The central card shows the main opportunity of the Full Moon, which is to align with the flow of healing, abundant, life giving energy.  The pressure of the flowing streams of energy keep one full Hearted, creatively fertile, empowered to heal, and generous-minded.  So much to gain!  Meditation and reflection on this card reinforces the intention to claim this power during this lunar phase.  In the process of this intention, the power of the Full Moon can also clean the pump (the Heart), freeing it of two main saboteurs of the precious life force:  over-indulgence and distraction.  As the Moon holds the Heart in the surging flow of life, the energy drain of looking anywhere else in the outer world for that pure, high feeling gets tuned-up, along the lines of cleaning up any addictions or delusions.  Second, the mental distraction that drags the Heart away from its most sacred intentions is also up for re-programming.  The Heart needs to stand consistently in the flow of Divine Energy in order to water the seeds of its life-long values, and other shallow wellsprings run dry.

Please feel free to write with questions and responses.

Blessings.

Winter Solstice Reading for December 21, 2016

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Winter Solstice is on December 21, 2016 at 5:44 AM Eastern Time (EDT)

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Open Portal Tarot has published a Shamanic Tarot Reading for the Solstice.  Click here to view the video presentation of the reading.