Today is 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 about delving into shadow alchemy, and brought to you by Sharron Basanti of Seeds of Shakti.
1. Scorpio is extremely intense, emotional, and highly intuitive. As a water sign, what old wounds will be illuminated for cleansing and healing with this full moon?
Seven of Swords – Feelings of betrayal that have been buried and left to fester beneath the surface will be given the opportunity to rise to the surface and be dealt with. There have been a number of these instances in your life, and although you cannot heal them all at once, remember to take the opportunity when it is offered instead of shirking away from the old pain that might still be lingering there.
2. What aspect of my life is undergoing a potent transformation?
King of Swords – How you view your business and deal with the constant drive to demand more from yourself. In order to bring about new transformations, the old must be shed and allowed to fall away. Remember not to try to hold onto both. You can only have one, and will have to choose between the “feathers” you are shedding or the progress towards something better.
3. How can I magnify my sense of pleasure?
Nine of Cups – Saturate yourself in it when it happens. Allow yourself to sink in and wallow in your pleasure rather than giving in to the need to stay “composed” and aloof. It’s okay to let yourself go and really embrace and enjoy the things that bring you pleasure without inhibition.
Knight of Cups (combined with the adoring gaze from the card to the right) – Not every “Knight of Cups” is a user that’s completely out for themselves. That outreached hand isn’t always going to bite you if you reach for it. It’s okay to reach for the things you want, and offering to help others can be rewarding in and of itself.
5. What suppressed feelings will surface to provide insight this full moon?
Page of Pentacles – You long to be more like the Knight of Cups. Withdrawn and watching from afar, you see others seeking their joys and enjoyment with abandon, freely going after their hearts desires, while you sit back and hesitate, seeking instead to take your time learning and taking things slow. You long for the freedom from these restraints and to be able to just go with the flow of your curiosity without restraint.
6. Message from the Ancestors and Guides.
The World – Life is about balance between gentleness and ferocity, between dominance and submission, between responsibility and unrestrained freedom. If you lean too far one way or the other, everything tips off kilter and things start to fall apart. You are learning how to open up to the softer side, the more impulsive side, the more hedonistic side. This takes time, but you are making progress.