With the first full Moon of the year landing smack on the first day of the year, I just had to take this opportunity to write about how I honored the Moon. I would like to do a post on each Full Moon and New Moon, but we’ll see. I don’t always pull cards for each Moon or cycle but I set intentions overall for 2018 to really deepen my relationship with the Moon. The Moon is a major focal point in my own practice, even if I don’t pull cards or set intentions for each Moon, I do send Her my gratitude daily and honor Her often.
The Full Moon in Cancer is a strong one, it also happened to be a Super Moon! I decided to do a small intention setting ritual for self love, following the suggestion in the Many Moons workbook by Gottess. I tried to do this last night but I’ve been feeling under the weather the past few days, I did pull cards last night though. I did my self love ritual this morning in my office/studio, which I share below.
The tarot reading I did from the Many Moons workbook was awesome, it was a new-to-me spread and I enjoyed using it. I chose to use the Next World Tarot deck and my Spirit Speak Tarot. I’ll be doing a review and deck interview for the Next World Tarot soon, I want to get to know it first a bit first more intimately and really take my sweet time with this deck to soak up every inch of it. Every reading I’ve done for myself with it so far has been amazingly spot on, to the point where I swear it knows how to use my MacBook and Googles me in the night while I sleep, lol!
Ok, on to my Full Moon in Cancer reading. This was a personal reading I did for myself that I’m sharing, you can do your own reading from this post that Sarah so graciously shared on her blog (this is the same one in the Many Moons workbook).
What is this Full Moon bringing to me that I can work with; what are the gifts?
5 OF SWORDS
Continue to walk the path that I align with the most, regardless of the nay-sayers who feel otherwise. We all have our differences and we all have our own beliefs, it’s important that I embrace my own truths despite others who may look down on it or think otherwise. I don’t need to be a part of that crowd. Even if I walk my path alone, I will still not be walking solo, there are many who want to fight back and find their place in the world just like me. I know that living my own authentic truth is one of the biggest gift I can give to myself. My card for 2018 is JUSTICE and already I feel that I am understanding just what that means, and it’s only two days into the new year. This should be an interesting year for sure!
QUEEN OF COINS
What do my desires wish to tell me about the work involved?
PAGE OF WANDS
The work involved is not for the weak, it is filled with passion and fire as we see in the Page of Wands. It’s a creative expression to go against the stream. In this card I see a young person standing their ground with their visions spread in front of them as represented in photographs. This card tells me that I need to stay true to the visions I hold so deeply, some may not see eye-to-eye with me but they will eventually understand. I often start something and then put it away because I don’t think anyone will like this… I need to remember that I’m not creating it for them, I’m creating it for me. Someone out there will enjoy what I do and understand it, not everyone… and that’s ok!
QUEEN OF CUPS
What does my heart need, what does it wish to tell me?
3 OF CUPS
My heart wishes to tell me that I need to find enjoyment in everything I do, especially when it comes to connecting with others. I’m a super shy introvert, so when I socialize with others (especially in person) I tend to come off as either a massive bitch or very shallow… when really, I’m just trying to figure out what words to say without making me look like a major weirdo. I get tongue tied very easily, one reason I freeze up when asked for a tarot reading in person! This card is urging me to jump in and just be myself, take in the surroundings that I’m in and let fear reside. When it comes down to it, I just need to be myself and not worry so much about what others think of me… chances are, they are too busy wondering what I think of them. Life is too short to hide who I am, being weird is more fun anyways!
What must I release in the next few weeks in order to gain more intimacy with my goals?
10 OF WANDS
I can’t do it all and I need to realize that! I tend to over do it or take on far too much… that presented itself yesterday when I went through my stack of planners and lists on what I “need” to do each day, all because I wanted to create new habits for 2018. Let’s just say it ended with much confusion and I burned myself out fast with the “do this in the morning, do this after I draw a card, write down this at night, look up this every morning, move this into this planner, etc”… you get the idea! Some things I will keep and will change as I move through this year, other things already went to the trash, haha! The 10 of Wands is telling me enough already, either push through it, ask for help, or lighten my load. Simple as that!
Early this morning I did a self-love ritual and had an unplanned urge to pull an oracle card after I was done. I ended up reaching for my Åkta Späman Podcast Oracle deck to pull from, this deck seems to suit self-love pretty well, it’s very raw and upfront. The message was beyond perfect:
NEVER DOUBT YOUR INSTINCT!