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When I embarked on this journey at the start of February, I was a bit apprehensive, but there was so much energy surrounding it, I just knew this was something I had to do for me. The energy surrounding this journey is so strong that spirit told me to do a reading for it.
You know me and if you don’t, I can be such a procrastinator due to my fear of failure; a fear that I am conquering little by little every day. Admitting our fears can make us feel so vulnerable. I shudder at the thought of it.
Finally, I decided I would do it on the full moon, but wouldn’t you know it, I forgot. A part of me wanted to forgo it once again for the next full moon. Then spirit came to me again, as SHE often does in my times of self-doubt and naiveté, and tells me something so obvious yet so profound, “Now, is just as powerful a time as any; besides, we’re still experiencing the power of the full moon.” She stresses to me that NOW is the perfect time for this reading. Remember, spirit does not communicate in words, so whenever I talk about what spirit has told me, recognize that it is my interpretation.
I have been doing tarot for about three years. In that time, there hasn’t been any consistency at all. I usually do readings only for myself when I am uncertain about things, in order to gain clarity, or when I feel so certain about something, and I want to gain reassurance. I’d originally had my eye on the Rider tarot deck however I felt an attraction to the Goddess deck when I came across it at the Crystal Garden, a new age metaphysical store in Boynton Beach, Florida; owned by Margaret Ann Lembo. She is the author of Chakra Awakening: Transform Your Reality Using Crystals, Color, Aromatherapy & the Power of Positive Thought
This book has had such a powerful influence on my current spiritual journey.
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Why was this full moon the perfect moon for this reading?
I wasn’t quite sure in that moment. However, later as I was researching to write this post, I came across this article on Collective Evolution that goes into great detail about how the full moon in Scorpio is all about acting on your passions and desires.
Scorpio is complex, deep, real, and raw. Being traditionally ruled by Mars, it is assertive, intense, sexual, and passionate. Scorpio is more concerned about merging with another, whether sexually, resourcefully, or collaboratively. Being sub-ruled by Pluto, it is a powerful and mysterious energy associated with transformation, purging, death and rebirth.
You can read more about it on their blog: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/05/10/full-moon-in-scorpio-acting-on-our-passions-and-desires/
Nope, I could not have picked a more perfect full moon to do this reading even if I’d actually intended to do so.
Things being aligned as they are, merely a few hours into a waning full moon in Scorpio, I did a tarot reading on my vision for this blog and it was indeed an extremely powerful reading.
I wanted the conditions for this reading to be supremely ideal so I did a pre-ritual smudging, lit two white candles, honored my ancestral mothers, calling each one by name, and held the deck between my palms as I took a moment to channel my passion and meditate over my inquiry. The energy felt amazing.
For this reading, I did the Celtic cross pattern. According to learningtarot.com, The Celtic Cross is probably the oldest and most popular pattern for reading the tarot. It has survived so long because the layout of the cards is simple, but powerful. A strong energy has built up around this spread due to its use by so many people over the years.
I am such a believer in relics and rituals holding strong innergy, which is why I believe highly in the power of the dream catcher. And no amount of commercialization can make that less true. Perhaps another post for another day.
If you’d like to learn more about interpreting the Celtic cross spread, learning tarot offers a simple straight forward guide. This Guide by Stefan Stenudd, Tarot Celtic Cross, offers more detailed, comprehensive info and some mentions of the history. Although I will warn you, very little is known about the origins of the Celtic cross method of reading.
Ok, ok, I’ve kept you waiting long enough. When I say the reading was amazing, I mean I had to pause several times to take it all in as I was doing it. It has been my most positive, straight forward, clear reading to date. Many warn about doing tarot for yourself however, I’m confident that those reasons do not apply to me.
The way the Goddess tarot works is you do the layout and you also choose a goddess card to be the influencing Goddess over the entire reading. I was so excited when I choose Lakshmi, Hindu goddess of fortune. In traditional decks, this one represents the wheel of fortune. She is heavily associated with the suit of Pentacles which was also very prevalent in my reading.
“Lakshmi is believed to be attracted to sparkling jewels– which are like the riches she bestows upon worshipers who have pleased her.” I won’t go into the full details of my reading just because it was quite lengthy but I will share my favorite parts. The cards that manifested in my reading are:
The Eight of Pentacles, Goddess Gwenhwyfar, Two of Pentacles, Ace of Cups, Three of Cups reversed, Seven Swords, Princess Swords, Queen Staves, Ten Swords, Princess Pentacles.
I’m sharing three cards from my reading below.
Eight of Pentacles in the 1st position: If we know anything about numerology, then we know the number eight is the number for material wealth. And once again, the pentacle suit is directly associated with the Hindu Goddess of fortune, Lakshmi. The eight of pentacle is an affirmation of talent and skills. “As she works, she loses herself in creativity’s flow; she feels blessed as she draws upon the talents give to her by the Divine Feminine.”
Ace of Cups in the 5th position. When I pulled this card from the deck, I was immediately mesmerized by it. A bright and shining full moon sitting inside a golden goblet that runneth over. I knew this card symbolizes something quite grand and truly spectacular. “Here the full moon is contained–but not captured– within golden cup surrounded by the ocean, source of all life. Engraved upon this ornate goblet are ancient symbols of the Divine Goddess.”
It goes on to point out the ancient triangle (delphos). The Ace of Cups represents the beginning of a new cycle, great happiness, creative inspiration, and receptivity.
Three of Cups, reversed in the 6th. The three of cups represents three women drinking and dancing in a circle. Each woman representing the three stages of life. Remember that thing I mentioned about procrastination earlier? Well this card is essentially warning me of overindulgence, procrastination and distracting oneself with pleasure. Oh, yes. I can clearly see how that could go when it comes to me and sex and then writing a blog about sex. Double trouble for sure.
This reading is so powerful. I receive it, claim it over all areas of my life and extend this omen of fortune to all who have the opportunity to read and interact with this blog in anyway. Special thanks to you all for sharing in this journey with me. I appreciate you.