Astrology, Full Moon, Tarot Reading

FULL MOON + TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE IN LEO READING

On January 20/21 (depending on where you are in the world) there is a Full Moon/Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo. Lunar Eclipses happen during Full Moons, and it’s when the moon passes into Earth’s shadow, which blocks the sun from illuminating it. It might even look red (hence the Blood Moon name this moon also has).

So what does this mean in terms of energy, and tarot, and all that spiritual stuff?

Leo is the protector and facilitator of creativity in the zodiac. Even if your Sun sign is not Leo, that’s ok! Somewhere in your chart there is a little (or a lot of) Leo. Go to cafeastrology.com, get the Time Passages APP, or book a zodiac e-book with me to find out where it might be.

This moon is shining a light on our creativity. Take stock in where your life could use a boost of color and sparkle. What gifts can you share with yourself, your friends and family, in the work place, or to the world on your social media platforms? Don’t worry, you don’t have to spread yourself thin, choose the person/location/platform that makes the most sense, and where you can get the most intuitive and genuine creativity out of yourself. It should feel fun and not like a chore or obligation.

I created this 3-card spread specific to this moon and creativity. The meanings here are broad and for the collective. If you’d like the reading to be tailored to your specific craft/situation, please book a personalized reading for this moon here: GET YOUR READING HERE

CARD 1: Where is there a need for more creativity in our lives?
CARD 2: How can we embrace our creativity more?
CARD 3: What is holding our creativity back?

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CARD 1: Where is there a need for more creativity in our lives?
TWO OF WANDS REVERSED
When this card shows up upright, it usually means that there is a clear direction and choice is being made. Reversed, there is a lack of direction, planning, and a fear of the unknown. This card is suggesting that more creativity might be needed in our daily routines. Where have things fallen stagnant and uninspired? It can also mean that risks are ready to be taken. What creative endeavors have been calling to you, but you haven’t been answering? It’s time to pick up the phone.

CARD 2: How can we embrace our creativity more?
Upright, this card represents conflict, however when reversed, it can represent the avoidance of conflict. In answer to our question of how we can embrace or creativity more, the answer might be just as simple as putting an end to avoiding it or getting distracted from it. Take stock in what you do hourly… what time is wasted on things that don’t serve your creative soul? Social Media and Video Games are my problem.

It also might mean that the creativity you wish to embark on, might create some conflict of it’s own and you are fearful of that. Perhaps you are into political art, or a topic that has a lot of controversy. Go with your gut on this, but if your work is focused on humanity and dismantling systems of oppression, put any fears of conflict aside because that is God/Goddess work and we can all (myself included, of course) do more of it.

CARD 3: What is holding our creativity back?
The nine of cups is a card of completion and achievement. It’s an extremely creative card and one that is full of happiness and abundance. So why might such a wonderful card represent something holding us back? Because sometimes, completion is scary. If we complete a project, what is next? Fear of the unknown holds so many of us back and keeps us in the same rhythm. Keep in mind that the end is only the beginning, and finishing one project can lead to several new ones that could bring even more wisdom and achievements. Keep the cycle going.

Embracing my creativity today with this graphic illustration of the Full Moon in Leo. Enjoy!

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Full Moon in Aquarius & Lunar Eclipse Tarot Reading

On July 27th, we’ll find ourselves in the longest lunar eclipse of the century. The moon is full, and she’s in Aquarius. Being a lunar eclipse, we are pushed to look inward, and deeper than we might want to go. Our demons can be pretty scary. However, it’s super necessary to exorcise them in order to have any sort of progress.

Mars also wants some of the spotlight too, and is continuing its retrograde shenanigans for another month! It’s also very prominant during this eclipse, so get our your telescopes.

What does this all mean? Well, it differs based on your own cosmic make-up, however, collectively, there is a feeling of unrest, stuffiness, and over all “I am so over this shit, my shit, the world’s shit… merde!”

So, let’s do a reading! A Past/Present/Future to gain some insight and ideas for pressing forward during these eclipses (another on Aug 11th!) and retrogrades (Mercury is in retrograde as well.)

PAST – THE DEVIL (reversed)
The devil is in the details, and reversed, you’ve known these details for a while. How many of you are fairly self aware of your issues, addictions, weaknesses, desires, dreams, and yet you don’t do a thing to move past them or towards them? Same here my friends. Time to play our worst nightmare (the IRS) and audit our existence. Take note of all the crap and really sit in it. Create positive change and habits by really owning it and scheduling it into your world. Like, literally, get a journal, bullet journal if you are a doodler, plug in all the good stuff into your phone’s calendar… now is the time to produce your life. Look into your chart, and find the Virgo and/or Capricorn within. Astrology’s Type-A students right there. Channel that. If astrology is not your thing, but Grey’s Anatomy is, then you are to channel Ms. Christina Yang. Keeper of being the best at every damn thing she touches. But! No need to rush. We’ll get to that later.

Yang knows her crap!

PRESENT – KING OF CUPS
One of the most generous archetypes in the deck, The King of Cups is also a master of their feelings. So, maybe you’ve done the work of facing your emotional demons and you’re ready for the next step, the action. Or, this King is a figure in your life (doesn’t have to be male) that possesses these qualities of emotional restraint, generosity, and support. They are your mentor and guiding light in this process. If you don’t have someone like this, it might be time to invest in one. In order to battle those demons from your past, who is the type of person that can help you rise? A therapist? Mentor in your industry? Expert in your hobby? Start looking.

FUTURE – TWO OF PENTACLES (reversed)
Eclipse energy lasts 6 months, so there is no need to be hasty about any of this. Moving too fast might make you very discouraged. You might jump the gun, and your finances will take a hit, or you’ll engage in so much upheaval that everything is disorganized and malfunctions on you. Take. It. SLOW. As I said, really sit in all of this. Sit in the positive change. Sit in the personal analysis. Sit in the fact that, depending on your circumstances, you might be way more privileged than you ever thought. Just sit still for once and recognize what the most important bits to focus on are. Start budgeting your time, emotions, financials, etc. Create a new groove.

I hope this helps.

Happy Eclipse! Happy Full Moon! Happy Mars! Happy Mercury!
Did I leave anyone out? Probably… it’s crowded up there.

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Full Moon in Virgo Reading

The first of two Full Moons in March ignites the sky tonight at 7:51pm EST.
It’s in the sign of Virgo, and below is our reading.

Virgo, the perfectionist, inspired my question this morning:
How can we deal with perfectionism and letting go?

Perfectionism is not the worst thing in the world. I LOVE details but I can get bogged down by them very easily. I tend to get the mentality of, “if I can’t do it perfectly, why even bother?” This is a slippery slope because it’s a classic block of fear, and it prevents us from going for it and living our lives.

How many times have you jotted down a great idea, and then when you started to create  it you got lost in being perfect, and the strain of it all made you toss it? The idea of not being perfect, or getting negative feedback, haunts you so much that you’d rather not even try. Don’t do it for those comments. Do it for the one comment that shows love for  your message!

And it’s funny, I was just in a meeting for a Mentor group and they said:
Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. 

Got to love it when life imitates tarot!

PAST / PRESENT / FUTURE

Past: Judgement (re-evaluation)
In my deck, this card features mummies reaching out for their final judgement. It represents a time in which we need to re-evaluate our situation and judge what fits and what doesn’t. Bringing this back to perfectionism, the suggestion is to re-evaluate our past actions and see where we are getting hung up on the same small stuff.

Remember the I Love Lucy Christmas Special, where she had to get the tree perfectly trimmed and then by the time Fred was done taking her direction there were no branches left? That’s the downside to perfectionism. Take a step back. Be honest with yourself and others.

Present: Ace of Pentacles Reversed (lack of planning)
This card is funny coming out of a “stop planning so much” message, but it’s a nice reminder that balance is key. Our society throws labels at us, leaving us confused as to who we are supposed to be. Should I be perfect? Should I not give a shit? Should I stop planning? Should I plan? STOP. HUSH. The trick is to find the best cycle for yourself.

So if you need to stop it with the perfectionism and re-evaluate, take that time to form your NEW plan that resonates the most with your goal and your realistic capacity. It’s OK to plan, it’s OK to get things right, but don’t lose yourself in the process. Don’t lose the initial bigger picture concept. Take a step back and look at the entire canvas.

It can also be very rewarding to learn and prosper as you go. Give it a try!

Future: Six of Pentacles (generosity)
The best thing to come out of our successes is the ability to pay it forward in some way. Whether you are a teacher, doctor, artist, etc… your ability to provide an honest “service” to others is a beautiful way to create a ripple effect of positivity… should you choose to. And why wouldn’t you? That’s something to keep in mind as you re-evaluate your projects and situations. Instead of giving it the filter of perfection, give it the filter of generosity. How can you shift your goals from being just yours, to something that can also spark joy in others?

Letting go of perfectionism creates space for action and development.
Plan what you can, but get dirty too.
Learn from your mistakes and growth.

Just one of my lovely assistants. 🙂

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Full Moon in Leo/Eclipse Tarot Reading

The Full Moon in Leo today also offers us an eclipse (it happened this morning, but eclipse energy can last for months), and it’s a Blue Moon. Let’s break this down.

(Scroll down for the reading if you just came here for that.)

Full Moon in Leo:
Full Moons “shine a light” on things in our lives, versus a New Moon which is more of a grounding and manifesting period. Full Moons can feel intense for some people. Since the moon is “heavy” with light, we ourselves can feel heavy. The moon controls the tides, and when full and strong, it can send waves through our emotions. Enter Leo, a fire sign that is the “star” of the zodiac. Together, this makes for a powerful moon and one you can use to build courage, confidence and strength. In essence, be the “star” in your own life.

Lunar Eclipses:
A lunar eclipse is when the earth’s shadow covers the moon. When this happens during a full moon, it can represent our “shadow side” taking over for a spell. Our shadow side is the darker part of our personality. That may be the identity everyone knows, or the one you hide from the world. It’s usually the latter for most people. During this moon and eclipse, your shadow side wants to come and play. This was particularly interesting to me because my Sun sign is Leo… and the Sun is in Aquarius during this time… and my moon sign is Aquarius. So, for me, I feel like my Sun and Moon have switched roles. They are seeing how the other half lives and offering advise to one another. I feel like for the first time they want to play nice. For years I’ve been a walking contradiction in terms of my personality.

Blue Moon
You know the saying, “Once in a Blue Moon”? That applies here because Blue Moons happen infrequently. It’s when a month has TWO full moons. Usually, we just have one full moon and one new moon in a month. So that just makes this sequence of cosmic events extra unique. Blue Moons are like bookends for the month they happen in. What happens between these full moons, stays between these full moons. And yes, it can feel like you are smack in the middle of a shit sandwich.

In a nutshell, I tend to see the new and full moons as a time for me to reflect and reassess my goals. It’s all in what you make of it, really. If you don’t care or don’t think they are powerful, they won’t be. If you use the time to strengthen yourself, and you actually do the work, then they can be very useful to you. This is all mind over matter.


PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE READING FOR THE FULL MOON IN LEO

PAST : THE HERMIT (reversed)
Isolation/Loneliness/Withdrawal
In the past, people have either been soul-searching for too long, or not enough. If you are not sure where you land, here’s a way to figure it out: Have you been struggling to “find yourself”? Do you not know your purpose? Do you ask yourself those questions all the time? If so, you haven’t spent enough time working things through on your own. You get distracted by other people too easily. It’s time to come inside. OR… Have you been isolated from society? Do you always decline social gatherings and avoid people at all costs? If so, it’s time to come out. This Full Moon in Leo is shining a light on what hasn’t been working, and you need to decide if you are meant to be center stage right now, or still in rehearsal. The Leo aspect however, tells me it’s show time! But make sure you are prepared for the attention, and you know your lines and marks.

PRESENT : ACE OF PENTACLES (reversed)
Lost Opportunity/Lack of Planning
If you’ve been too isolated, you could be missing important opportunities for growth. If you’ve been suffering from the consequences of poor planning, it could be because you are not giving yourself the time needed to reassess yourself. It’s time to find a balance between being alone and getting your shit together, and communing and getting inspired by the outside world. It’ll come to a point where social media doesn’t count for that last part. Get some literal face-time. Smoke and mirrors only goes so far.

FUTURE : DEATH (reversed)
Resistance to Change/Unable to Move On
You might feel like you are on the verge of change, but you are resistant to it and you just can’t seem to see a future that looks bright and shiny. Harmful feelings of the past may have isolated and trapped you, or you are constantly running away from facing them. Think of past emotions and hardships as strings, and you are the puppet. It’s time to cut loose. Cut the ties to things, and people, that do not serve you.

Today’s Mantra: I am Ready, Thank you.