Full Moon with a Total Lunar Eclipse Reading for April 4, 2015

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For more information about the phenomenon of a total Lunar eclipse, the 2014-2015 Lunar tetrad, and the reddish color of a total Lunar eclipse, click here.

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Question:  How does this Full Moon support the Heart?

The Spread (click on card name to view card):

Prince of Disks

5 of Disks

10 of Wands

Interpretation:  This Full Moon with a total Lunar Eclipse steps up to the plate to do some serious heavy lifting for whichever heart is seriously tired of its own ruts and is serious about changing the world.

 The Prince of Disks with his demure, introspective gaze packs a focused, pragmatic, skilled, no-nonsense power that promises to bulldoze whatever is in the way.  Note the winged bull in his crest and an alert, determined bull hauling the chariot forward. The chariot itself is of iron, and the prince holds the world in one hand and a cross-topped scepter in the other.  He rides unclothed, needing neither armor nor clothing of status. Flowers and grains bloom in concentric circles of certain manifestation.  This card makes it clear that this Full Moon’s offer of support is for however the Heart longs to impact the world.  If this understanding has not yet fallen in place, this Full Moon can be called on to shine light on the Heart’s core qualities.

Iron is the dominant element throughout the spread.  Continuing to the 5 of Disks, there is a mechanism of five iron wheels made to revolve by a belt in the shape of an upside down star.  This shows anxiety about being ground up in a system too vast to comprehend. This mentality is the exact opposite of the Prince of Disk’s mindset.  The Prince of Disks IS the world. The 5 of Disks anxiety is the fear of being powerless, or too small in the world to manifest beneficial outcomes.  If the Heart is tired enough of falling in this rut, this Full Moon supports filling the crevice with concrete and marching forward confidently.

Moving on to the 10 of Wands, there are actually iron bars like prison bars blocking eight healthy wands with a bright orange fire blazing behind them.  This card touches on the loathsome subject of oppression and repression.  All readers of this post have experienced this subject from both the inner world and the outer one.  This is not a reading to make claims about what will happen in the future of the outer world, rather, it is a reading to support the work a Heart can proactively do from a place of personal empowerment, so that the present will be different from the past.  If Nelson Mandela and His Holiness the Delai Lama can find that place, we can too.  Look at what individuals have accomplished throughout history when they owned their empowerment.  Here again, the 10 of Wands shows mentality opposite to the Prince of Disks, who drives his massive chariot forth without any regard for limitations and bondages.

Certainly, situations in the world take time to transform, but the transformation depends on a critical mass of thought in the form of dreaming, visualizing, believing, and praying/connecting which everyone can participate in.  Transformation also requires a critical mass of action. Only the Heart can know if it harbors such a longing.  All of these initiatives restore light to the Heart which creates a forward momentum in place of the stagnation of hopelessness.

Going forward:  Going forward is the essence of this Full Moon’s support for the Heart.  Dwelling in the muddle of fear about what will happen and who does not like what the Heart is offering will not shine light on the pathway forward.  If the world’s most notorious dictators could connect themselves to empowerment and go forward, how much more empowerment would the Heart receive that is aligned with world benefit!

Reach out in prayer/rituals to this Full Moon and go for it. Seriously.

Blessings.

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Full Moon Reading for March 5, 2015

Full Moon Spread

Full Moon Spread

Question:  How does this Full Moon support the heart?

Summary:  This Full Moon fuels the heart’s effort to make it over the zenith of its New Moon work (New Moon post click here).  The momentary snapshot of this work looks like the heart is straining to balance responsibilities with personal freedom.  This Full Moon tips the scales in favor of the heart’s victory.

Tidbits about working with Lunar Cycles:  Full Moon is like a “Wednesday” of the lunar cycle.  Just like Wednesday is in the middle of the week, the Full Moon is in the middle of two New Moons.  Seeds of the heart’s intentions were sown at the last New Moon, then the seeds grew into actions and possibly battles as the Moon waxed larger, and on this Full Moon, the tension of the battle will climax, shift and a victory will be in sight.  Every hour counts and the heart will receive the support it needs.  From this Full Moon to the coming New Moon, the dust will settle, the heart will regroup, and intentions for the coming New Moon will incubate as the Moon wanes smaller.  Working with the Lunar Cycle aligns personal effort with nature’s portals of support.

The Spread:  The three cards in the spread are all Wands:  5 Wands, 8 Wands, and 4 Wands (to view each card, click card name).

Interpretation and suggestions for support:  The name of the battle appears in the first card of the spread. It is “Responsibility vs. Personal Expression.”  Four wands are united with flame and energy pushing them forward, however, a dominant iron wand with sleeping snakes and ineffective wings blocks the movement.  The astrological symbols of Saturn in Leo explain the history of the battle.  The heart valued its own charisma and personal expression, but let its responsibilities and commitments to the world take priority. Is there a way to reorganize priorities?  Does every responsibility still have a current, vital reason behind it?  Since the New Moon work was to find treasure by reclaiming energy and resources from scattering and draining involvements, then by now the battle to do so is in its full glory.

In order to turn the corner of the battle, the Tarot has provided the 8 Wands card as a visual for what is the opposite of the 5 Wands.  Red lightning descends from above onto the apex of a pyramid and distributes itself to every last corner.  A rainbow like the halo of the pyramid shines above it, and the skies around are celestial blue.  This card appeared in the last Full Moon reading as well, portraying a step up to a more vibrant state of being.  The spread for this Full Moon elaborates on that by specifying a state of being more suited to one’s own unique shape and size.  What would it feel like if there were more space to extend oneself in the world?  In the spirit of this feeling, Rian’s post at TruthandCake.com describes her life when she allowed herself to “open up her heart.”  The door of support will open by giving the message of this card full attention — if possible with ceremony and ritual.  Help will always come forth if it is requested.

Full Moon rituals may involve singing, dancing, making a fire, playing ceremonial instruments, being in gatherings, or saying certain chants, among many other options.  These can all be seen as ways to pay attention to the heart’s longing (instead of the mind’s worry) and expanding that feeling through the ceremonial activities.  That exaggerated state of longing sets off a “call and answer” reaction.  People are impatient and don’t want to spend time to support their longings ceremonially.  It’s up to the individual to perceive the portal of support standing there waiting.

Finally, the Tarot has offered the 4 Wands card as the light at the end of the tunnel.  A golden ring has contained the 8 Wands of red lightning in four straight red wands that intersect in the center.  Each wand has a polar opposite at each end — a ram and a dove.  These opposites are not in conflict with each other, they are united into a whole that helps each one come full circle.  They also symbolize the same things that were the source of the battle previously:  a power-packed sense of self and a passive nature that supports and nurtures others.  This full golden circle mirrors the Full Moon itself, as if the Tarot is nodding in the direction of the Full Moon’s complete orb to demonstrate the radiance and beauty we will be graced with when we carve out a place for unique self-expression and carve away obligations that no longer serve a strong purpose.

Blessings

New Moon Reading for February 18, 2015 – Treasure Hunt in Your Backyard

New Moon in Aquarius is February 18th at 6:47 PM EST

Question for the Tarot:  What does the heart want for New Moon?

Summary: The heart wants to uncover a monetary treasure, in order to gather resources and energy for planting new seeds.  Good luck is flowing, and the outcome does lead to furthering one’s potential on an authentic path.

The spread: 9 of Disks, 4 of Disks, and IX Trumps (click card name to view image)

Interpretation:  To be sure, the heart is looking for a monetary treasure.  The heart is typically not a materialistic voice within the psyche, but in its wisdom, it could wish to recall resources that have run their course in another direction, and invest anew.  Where can one “cash out” of an investment of time, energy and resources, especially one that causes scattering or draining? The 9 of Disks shows nine disks with attractive facial portraits of the planets’ gods on them.  This resembles how modern day coins have the faces/profiles of successful and notorious persons on them.  These disks are “making an attractive offer.”  The disks are orbiting around three transparently colored disks which overlap, representing another alignment – that of love (pink disk), creativity (green disk), and wisdom (blue disk). Thirdly, this card’s own astrological planet of Venus (love and beauty) sits well in Virgo (wholistic health, practicality, and appropriate organization).  Through these layers of alignment, this card speaks of practical treasure occurring as a stroke of good luck.  The treasure is close at hand — in fact, it is in the backyard.

How to find this good luck?  With the spread’s next card, the Tarot sets up a treasure map.  The image of the 4 of Disks shows a four-tower castle with very definite walls surrounded by a moat, with one sturdy bridge built across the moat, one other door visible in the castle that does not have a moat crossing, and three roads built from the land side to the moat, with no crossings there.  In its map of a single-entrance castle, the Tarot speaks of persistent, focused effort in a fruitful direction (Capricorn).  The strategy for entering from the exterior is simple — cross the long bridge over the moat with enough fortification to reach the interior.  The focus is on the crossing and no more.  Many treasure hunts are this way; step by step from clue to clue.  Therefore, to claim the treasure in the backyard, one just needs to be decisive and tenacious.

With the third card, the Tarot indicates that the heart is indeed working on walking an authentic path, and that it would be more centered and focused in that intention after regrouping resources.  The vision of oneself on the horizon is the IX of Trumps.  In this card, a Hermit travels his own path, guided by the light of an inner lantern.  To expand on the nature of this Hermetic path, the image presents fertility and inner world symbols (an Orphic egg, a sperm, grain, and Cerberus, the three-headed dog).  These show that energy on this path will be used to develop “night vision” and “reproductive virility,” either practically or symbolically.  Since mainstream culture does not institutionalize the development of those qualities, they need deliberate planning and funding.  The resources for these are ready to be summoned for New Moon.

Blessings.