Full Moon, Tarot Reading

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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New Moon, Spirituality, Tarot Reading

New Moon & Solar Eclipse in Aquarius Reading

There is a New Moon and Solar Eclipse (partial) in Aquarius today! Aquarians must march to the beat of their own drum. They really value their alone time and independence. We all have Aquarius somewhere in our chart. Where it falls tells you where you need to listen to your own intuition and trust your gut.

For this New Moon reading, really think where you need to just allow yourself to be you; although I believe you should be you in everything, but let’s just focus on one thing to get clarity on today.

Past – Present – Future Reading


Past – THE WORLD
Completion / Integration / Accomplishment

This card suggests that in the past you have been putting in the effort and now things are, or are about to, pay off! You’ve got the world at your fingertips. This could be in the form of a career change, a new project launch, retirement, marriage, a newborn, and more. If you feel like you are stuck, take an inventory of your talents and skills and see where they can propel you to the next stage of the game.

Present – PAGE OF CUPS (reversed)
Emotional Immaturity / Creative Blocks

When we go for the gold and start our new adventures, we can get blindsided by the initial excitement. Kind of like Ben and Elaine in The Graduate. They did it. They got on that bus and then thought, “Now what?” But don’t worry, this doesn’t necessarily mean that following your dream was a mistake.  If your ideas are there, but you can’t seem to bring them to life, consider finding a mentor in your field, join communities, attend events, read more books, or just phone a friend! Let all of these tactics inspire your creativity and motivate you to push it through. We all hit the wall at some point, but that doesn’t mean we can’t work around it or even bust through it.

Future – THE HIGH PRIESTESS
Intuition / Higher Power / Mystery / Subconscious

The High Priestess rules the unconscious. When she pops up, she’s telling us that we need to spend some time alone and truly pay attention to our dreams and intuition. How fitting for a New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Aquarius! Look for the hidden messages within you. Listen to yourself, and act accordingly. Really find out where you need to trust your gut so that you can bring your passions to life.  If you’ve done your work, if you’ve launched your dream, really listen to yourself so that you can keep the momentum going strong. Don’t lose steam now!

Today’s Mantra: My inner compass knows the way.

 

BTW – Cats love Tarot Time!

Full Moon, Tarot Reading

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.

Tarot Reading

New Moon in Capricorn Tarot Reading

On January 16th, there will be a New Moon in Capricorn. New Moons mean new beginnings and a time to re-evaluate and manifest. While Capricorn, is a sign of integrity, accomplishments, structure and patience. So now we are putting the two together.

My readings for Moon Cycles are usually Past/Present/Future readings… and they mean just that. What can we learn from the past, what can we focus on now, and what could our futures hold? This isn’t fortune telling, but rather a tactic that can help us all personally develop into what we’ve always wanted to become.

The Reading…

PAST: 4 of Pentacles (reversed):

Greed/Materialism/Self-Protection

This card suggests a period of being haunted by the thought of going broke, losing a job (that you don’t even like), not trusting others, and spending too little or too much money. You are not communicating authentically, and have no energy left for yourself. This card wants one to loosen their grip, take chances, and step outside their comfort zone. And in doing so, things will get rocky. Hang in there.

PRESENT: The Tower

Upheavel/Sudden Change/Revelation

Enter the rockiness. Once you loosen the grip, you may lose your balance. You may even fall. But The Tower Card represents someone who is willing to battle in the storm. They are willing to fall, break a few bones maybe, but then heal and come back stronger than ever before. The “shake-up” in the past was necessary, but it’s only temporary if one chooses it to be so. Are you willing to accept the change? Are you willing to let go of the structures you complain about on a daily basis? Remove the shackles, Blanche.

FUTURE: Judgement

Self-Doubt/Reflection

So you took a leap of faith and you fell. Take this time out to re-evaluate and learn from your past. This time was given to you. When this card shows up, it also wants you to release any guilt, shame, or sorrow before you move forward. There’s no place for that in the future. Time to find like minded souls, and follow the path you’ve always wanted to go down.

New Moon Mantra: With a steady mind I am connected to our collective experience.