This blog post is a little later than what I would usually post, but today is the super full moon! I wanted to do something special, and really wanted to capture the full moon in the reading I did. So, before we get to that, let’s take a look at today’s card:
Ace of Wands
Gemini Super Full Moon Tarot Spread
There’s a really amazing blog I discovered last week, I believe it was. Today’s tarot spread comes directly from that blog, so please feel free to go over there and check it out: Angelorum. Full moons have never really been that big of a deal for me, they’re usually quaint times of soul-searching. That’s still very much the theme of this tarot spread, which is why I already love it. The spread mixes both themes, and you couldn’t ask for more than that. So, here’s the layout for the spread:
1. Area of Tension or Polarity – The Devil
For many people, The Devil is meant to represent our own selfishness. This is often perceived in terms of self-destructive behavior or bad habits. To me though, The Devil has come to represent a material outlook on the world. A sense of true materialism and selfish want is not usually something I gravitate toward. Here there is a source of tension, as I must be selfish and cling to my own mindset to discover truth. That’s were the complexity of The Devil card shines through.
2. How Can I Grow In This Area – 9 of Wands
The 9 of Wands is an odd card in that it represents conflict. Nines in general though reveal how we deal with conflict. In other words, the 9 of Wands deals with conflict by looking for it. If I am to grow in the material world, I have to learn to stop looking for fights. I need to learn to look beyond the limits of conflict to better myself. It’s okay to relax, to stop watching and suspecting ill of others. That might sound a bit harsh, but I purely mean this in terms of the spiritual realms of life.
3. What I Must Discard – 9 of Pentacles
This card is a hard one to see in this particular spot. Many might interpret this card to mean I must discard the material comforts I have. Usually, those people would be correct. For me though, this card actually has a different core symbolism. In this case, the 9 of Pentacles is actually asking me to give up my reliance on others. I so badly want that sense of community, but it is not to be right now. The 9 of Pentacles symbolizes sacrifice at times, and this is my thing to sacrifice for success and growth.
4. What I Need To Embrace – 8 of Pentacles
Finally, we get a card we can interpret at face value. The 8 of Pentacles is all about enjoying your work. I need to embrace the quality of my work. Right now, that happens to be spiritual work, but nonetheless. This is a card that could sum up my overall star sign, Taurus. There’s a part of me that finds work soothing, especially when taking care as to the quality of it. I need to embrace this, and just stop assessing the work for a while. It’s a break of sorts, but a more active one for some.
5. A More Practical Approach – Queen of Wands
Here we have my personal card. This makes a lot of sense right now, but I hadn’t thought of it. Right now, I’m so concerned with feeling validated that I’m not enjoying. The Queen of Wands is all about appreciating our passions as they are. For me personally, this is the card of enjoyment. Ironically, there’s no conflict to be seen in the Queen of Wands. In this case, she is the embodiment of the approach I need to take right now. Just stop worrying, stop trying to find those who agree, and just enjoy the passion. A little passion every now and again can’t hurt that much, at least not when it’s in our nature.
6. Talk More About This – The Magician
Self-discipline. Order. Intention. These are the main things I think about when I see The Magician turn up in a spread. The Magician knows how to direct his energy, or rather, allow it to flow through him. He’s a conduit, and receives the energy from another source. This is what I need to really focus on and talk about. The Magician doesn’t reject the energy he receives. I shouldn’t reject the knowledge I receive either. In terms of how I’m spiritually built, I need to see the plan and order behind it. Learning and discussing this will actually open the doors of direction and intention later.