Full Moon Reading for April 11, 2017

Full Moon through Cattails

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.

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