The Eight of Wands card in the Mythic tarot deck feels like a promise of something good to come. After an arduous journey, the dolphins are smiling as is the figure head on the ship. The eight wands are aligned and shining brightly, and even through they’re swaying in the wind, they are sturdy and vibrant. You’ve been working with something, you’ve likely endured challenges, and now’s the time to articulate it all. Put the pen to paper, or the voice on the recorder, or however else that process can happen. The times is ripe to create the structure and/or the principles for your endeavor. Whether it’s an inner state of being, a project of passion, or an intuitive life design, you’re getting close to it’s fulfillment. What’s needed now is the form – the final stages of the plan – that comes before the execution, and helps to create a strong foundation for both inner and outer success.
The card for this new moon is the 7 of Cups from the Thoth tarot deck.
This card makes me think of a layered wedding cake that’s been left out for way too long and has clearly gone bad – it’s all slimy! It’s as if the wedding never happened because the relationship fell apart. Did this break up actually occur or was it all a nightmare?
Regardless of what happened, the landscape looks gooey to me. The lotus flowers are wilting, the sky is dense and tense, and the water is murky. How did that happen? One possible reason is that we were out of touch with reality – the one we’ve been creating for a long while now. So it’s time to take an honest look deep into your heart and soul and see what wants to surface. The reflection may look a bit slimy, and there may be some grime that needs to get cleaned up, though it’s all part of our nature to ever-evolve. It’s essential that we move through our shadows in order to come into the light. And this is an ongoing process. Furthermore, this issue is a global one, not a personal one. We are diverse, yet we are ALL united in some way.
This full supermoon brings the Page of Wands to light. The person standing there in the card is centered, standing their ground, and in their personal power. There’s a stillness about the card too – a firm stillness. This is a person that is able to hold their state of being regardless of what’s going on around them. It begs the question, “what’s your state of being at this time?” and the other question to ask is, “what am I standing for at this time”? Take a moment to look out on the horizon and see what’s going on out there. It’s really a reflection of what’s going on within you in some way. The full moon is a time to look at where and how you are at this time, as everything emanates out from this state of being.
“Ask God, Creator, or your helping angels – however you believe it to be – for what you’re needing at this time, and watch for it to show up in the next little while in some form. The key is to ask humbly and from an honest and sincere place in your heart. Be vulnerable just like the naked humans in the card. As I see it, they’re rising up from a death or ending of some sort and ready to begin anew…and joyously! Whether it be an inner or an outer venture, new moons are ripe times to make a commitment to something new. Simply looking at this card feels freeing to me. It makes me want to go and jump in the lake and leave my clothes behind!
The nine of swords for this full moon parallels the fullness of the nines that full moons often bring. As a sword, it can relate to all those negative mental patterns that need uprooting. I’ve been hearing of many people experiencing physical pain, and yet I believe the root cause of all physical pain stems from either the mental realm or the energetic realm…and those two realms are connected. The thought form carries an energy, leading to an emotional expression, and is followed by a fulfillment in the physical realm. All physical form began as thought form. So, in my opinion, we can do all kinds of bodywork, however, unless the mental realm is also addressed the pain will ensue.
This full moon is a great time to become aware of those self-sabotaging thoughts that prevent us from feeling our best selves and can create dis-ease. The nine of swords can also indicate the need to acknowledge how we have been in self-sacrifice in some area of life or in a relationship.
Finally, it can indicate the need to honour the nine experiences we’ve had, or the nine choices we’ve made, that have led to expanded consciousness over our lifespan thus far. The full moons are potent times to carve out time for self-reflection, and it’s especially so for full SUPER moons!
I was away on a personal retreat this past weekend, hence my post arriving a couple days later than usual. For this June 18th new moon, two cards wanted to be known. First, the Ace of Swords: a fertile time for planting a new seed. The swords speaks to intending a new thought pattern, level of consciousness, or possibly a new idea as it relates to work, relationships, your home, or whatever area of life feels poignant for you at this time. This card, coupled with the 10 of Swords, indicates there may also be some kind of completion or ending in the same arena. Maybe you have had a challenging experience of some kind and are ready to begin anew. The card is asking you to look at what has been completed and to honour that phase, as a readiness for the new in the Ace of Swords. With the summer solstice coming in a couple days, there’s lots of potential for creating a really potent shift in mental patterns/consciousness. Pay attention to those subtle thoughts and/or dreams showing up at this time. All manifestations begin with an initial thought or idea. Follow your bliss!
This full moon is a time to rejoice. That’s what the 4 of cups reversed is indicating. The moonlight is shining bright and it’s time to dust off any old grime and come into your full potency. Regardless of what’s going on in the outer realm (gray skies and choppy waters), fill your inner vessel with rays of sunshine. Let yourself bask in the joy and the warmth of summer. Perhaps that means enjoying a barbeque with loved ones, or it could be doing something loving for yourself like buying yourself flowers. Choose something that will help bring back your stability within. The full moon often brings issues to light, and sometimes that can bring up uncomfortable emotions. Ensure that you take good care of your inner vessel!
The Nine of Wands, reversed, is asking us to come back into our full energetic potential on this new moon. Often times, I find my energy is low around the new moon; however, I feel buzzy today. I’m attributing this feeling to the strength of the sun at this time. It’s light at 4am in the PST! We gain strength and vitality when the sun is strong, so amidst the “grey” in the background – the smoke that we’re seeing in the sky so early in the wildfire season this year – set a good intention for this new moon. Perhaps make it a goal that feels like a dream or a bit of a stretch in some way, and yet possible in some way too…then go out and plant some sunflowers. Now’s the time!
The 3 of Disks card in the Thoth tarot deck, nudges us to pay attention to what’s showing up in these next few days (April 19th is the new moon). It’s revealing a new journey, project, or a goal you’d like to materialize. As my mind consciousness mentor in Ecuador explained, “where your attention goes, energy flows, and results show”.
This card is about working for what you want to fulfill in your life. The image of the pyramid here symbolizes the focus, energy, dedication, and courage it takes to see something through…like building the Egyptian Pyramids! It’s a journey that may require great effort and yet the rewards are equally great. If/when you feel those swirls of green/grey clouds in the background, or you feel like you’re spinning out of control, come back to your feet on the ground and remember to breathe!
For the full moon in Virgo, I pulled the Princess of Wands card from the Thoth tarot deck. For me, Virgo relates to health and the body and this card is spot on for this moon. It’s about making movement in relation to spirit and/or where you feel energized. Or rather, acting in accordance with the body’s wisdom. What makes you feel energized? Getting out of the mind, letting go of fear, and moving towards what inspires you is the goal around this time. There’s a lot of energy and activity in this card; you may find you’re able to get a lot done on the day of the upcoming full moon (Wed. April 5th)….and perhaps even have a significant epiphany!