The full moon is a time of release and letting go, and this is doubly true during this month’s full moon in Capricorn. The influence of Capricorn on this month’s full moon is one of transition and a reminder of patience. This is a theme that has been very prominent in my personal readings of late, and is echoed in the energy that surrounds this full moon.
As we honor the completion of this moon’s cycle over the next couple of weeks, it’s time to reflect upon our growth and how far we have come… and remember that the way forward is not a race toward a destination, but a journey along which we must be conscious and aware, and savoring each step along the way.
Yesterday was the full moon, and like all new moons and full moons, I did a spread aligned to the moon’s current themes as a part of my recognition of the moon’s cycle and influences upon us. Today’s spread is brought to you by Ethony‘s Tarot By the Moon series.
1. What long term plans are calling me?
The High Priestess – This is a reminder that the development I am going through is mostly unseen by others. It is an internal growth, and although I openly share that growth and struggle through my readings and this blog, the truth is that it is about changing things on the inside more than the changing of habits on the outside. Only by changing how I see things, feel about things, and my internal perspectives will I be able to change my actions and methods. The High Priestess says…. focus inward for outward results.
2. What foundations do I need to lay to succeed?
The Chariot – Control. In this case (and as indicated by the position and angle of the tip of the spear towards the warrior’s Achilles tendon) the control has to do with getting control over my own bad habits and hidden weaknesses.
3. Where do I need to apply patience?
Eight of Wands – Don’t give up on this journey that you are on, and remember that these types of transitions take time. You are too impatient with yourself. Ease up and let things move at their own pace.
4. Where do I need to think BIGGER?
Queen of Pentacles – Look for ways in which you can foster stable and responsible growth in the area of your home and finances. This isn’t a time for big growth spurts, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make some small progress that keeps things stable and on track. Nurture these areas of your life without training your entire focus upon them. They only need a little encouragement to do better and not become stagnant while you focus on other things.
5. Where do I need support?
The Empress – Hey Gideon… do you remember a few months ago when you asked the cards what I needed from you and you drew the Empress? *Points to the Empress* You’re up. (I’m teasing… but not entirely joking here.)
The Empress indicates that the areas where I am in need of some support are in those more caring and nurturing areas that I’m not all that good at providing for myself.