July has been a month of ups and downs for me (and it’s only halfway through). Mercury Retrograde seems to be playing a role, making me hesitant to speak up and to initiate conversations.
And now, on July 16th, 2019, we experience the Full Moon and a partial lunar eclipse. This combination has left me feeling somewhat at sea, or subject to the whims of fate in a way that I haven’t felt in a long time. If you’re feeling that way too, be kind to yourself, cocoon, play the Hermit if that suits you. Reflect and replenish.
This full moon is called the Buck or Thunder moon (isn’t that fantastic!). This is because bucks’ antlers are fully grown at this time of year, and also it is common to have thunderstorms in the unsettled heat of this month.
That all makes sense to me. This month, I have been reflecting on what is coming to fruition in my life, and how I can encourage this growth. I have been feeling a need to shake things up, to rumble myself out of complacency, to release patterns that aren’t serving me well. And, I would like to get a sense of how I can navigate this celestial energy that has been throwing me for a loop.
I created a Tarot spread for this purpose (surprise, surprise!) and I invite you to give it a try with me.
Here’s the super abridged interpretation of what I pulled for myself.
What is coming to fruition in my life: The Sun. I am happy to see this bright, joyful card. It tells me that I am close to achieving something that will bring me great happiness, a sense of freedom, and release. Any heaviness or hesitation will fall away. I also feel that this card lets me know that I will be happily in the spotlight in some way, and recognized for my abilities and talents. So, embrace that, and open up to it, don’t get in my own way.
What needs to be shaken up or released: Page of Swords. Here I see doubt, doubt in my skills and abilities as a professional. It’s time to let that go. I will keep learning and honing my craft, but its time to step up to being a real adult and to stop feeling like a complete novice in my field.
How can I best navigate the strong energy at this time: Three of Wands. It is time to make some concrete plans, to commit to building my empire. Look to the future without fear or doubt, know that the world is out there for the taking. I can continue to follow my passions, but the time is over due for the creation of a long term plan and defined action steps.
Let me know your take on my cards, and let me know how this spread speaks to you. Wishing you a magical communion with the Goddess of the Moon, and for beautiful revelations to come through this evening.
Your spread and the interpretation of it speaks to me. I feel that we have a lot in common: desires and challenges. I trust that the Universe will bring to us what we focus on and believe we can achieve.
I am working on worthiness, and clearing past trapped emotions that may be in my way. I know that, as I raise my vibration to match what I want, it will come to me more easily. It will happen for you as well. You are so gifted and committed. I admire that in you.
My card for today is Strength. I am sure that before the end of the day, I will know more about what it relates to.
I hope that the retrograde will pass smoothly.
All the best to you.
Thank you for your lovely words, Marie-Claire! I admire your dedication and passion as well. Wishing you all the best, Lori
Thanks for these spreads, Lori. I love to try them out for myself, in spite of the fact that I’m not great at interpreting tarot.
Thank you, please do!