A Tarot Reading for the Full Moon in Aries

This was originally published as a thread on Twitter.

(HERMIT)
WORLD
DEATH
6 of CUPS

The card on the bottom when I cut the deck is the HERMIT.

The HERMIT seeks truth. Truth = that which can be perceived with one’s perception and validated with one’s judgment. Everything else is dogma, and the HERMIT is not about that dogmatic life!

The HERMIT struggles to articulate exactly what they’re looking for. INTENTION can’t be quantified. The PURPOSE that compels them can’t be reduced to words or symbols.
The HERMIT can appear to move about aimlessly. But, they know when they’ve found what they’re looking for because there is a resonance that can’t be mistaken.

📌At this Full Moon what inside of you compels you forward, seeking and searching without words to articulate exactly what you are looking for?
Both the WORLD and DEATH provide images of endings. The WORLD illustrates endings that come due to a cumulative progression. Culminations that are both logical and expected.

DEATH illustrates inevitable and irrevocable endings, those permanent endings that can’t be reversed.

The WORLD and DEATH say to us: Pruning old growth and dead weight that sucks the life out of stems that might still bear fruit means that there is still hope and opportunity. All is not lost.

When an orchid reaches the end of a growth cycle the flowers fall and the stems that held them shrivel and dry up. If you’ve never cultivated an orchid you might think that the plant is dead. And when the orchid is ready to flower again it grows completely new stems. This can happy in a relatively short period of time after the old flowers fell off.

📌What old growth are you expecting to bring new life? What keeps you from cutting it off and letting it go?

The 6 of CUPS is the wildcard here! The 6 of CUPS saying that discernment is key. Someone or something from the past can offer nourishment to the dreams and desires that were left in wanting after the old growth is pruned.

📌How are you discerning between barren hopes and dreams and fruitful visions that still offer hope for fulfillment?

📌What people/ relationships revitalize feelings/ desires that have lain dormant during your time of pruning?

This may be a time of letting go of things working out in the way that you had planned, while time and a shifting season offer new pathways to possibilities that seemed impossible.

Mars, the planet in charge of this Aries Full Moon, is in Libra. This is a time of consideration and seeking consensus, where relationships and community provide context for your ambitions.

📌What possibilities reveal themselves when you release the expectation that solely your will and strength be the means by which something can come to be?

You might be tempted to fall back into old emotional habits rooted in those defensive postures that you have worked so hard to ease yourself out of. But at this time, it feels like contortion to fit yourself into those positions.

Courageously say no to all that is dissonant with your intentions. Embrace this return to innocence. Open your eyes to see where your dreams and desires can grow. Surrender like the falling leaves that know their work is done. Clear space for the thing you seek to come.

Jupiter in Sagittarius 2019-2020 – Critical Mass

Jupiter is in Sagittarius during the following dates:

  • March 29, 2019 – April 22, 2019
  • November 4, 2019 – March 29, 2020
  • June 29, 2020 – November 19, 2020

All of the astrology in this article is calculated and interpreted using the sidereal zodiac. Use this guide to cast your sidereal birth chart.

There is a saying in the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas usually attributed to Jesus of Nazareth,

“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”

The Gnostic Gospel of Thomas, Verse 70

To bring forth something means to come into right relationship with it. We do that by acknowledgment (I see you), recognition (I know who/what you are to me), and reverence (I honor the impact of your presence within me.) Thus, my interpretation of this oft-repeated proverb is:

When I come into right relationship with what is within me—by acknowledging it, recognizing it, and revering it—that right relationship will save me. When I am not in right relationship with what is within me, what is within me will destroy me.

This begs the question: What exactly is within me that I am beckoned to come into right relationship? Enter, Jupiter.

Jupiter in Sagittarius - Critical Mass
Dates
March 29, 2019 - April 22, 2019
November 4, 2019 - March 29, 2020
June 29, 2020 - November 19, 2020

Jupiter Marks the Seasons

There is a time and a season for all things. Astrologically speaking, Saturn defines the time and Jupiter defines the season. Just like rain in Spring is understood and functions differently than rain in Autumn, Jupiter is the seasonal context for how we interpret our experiences and the people and things in the world around us.

Jupiter in your birth chart speaks to the cultural moment you were born into and how that moment informs your identity. But as we watch Jupiter move in real-time, we observe seasonal shifts that provide changing context for experiences we have in the communities we are part of.

Jupiter articulates the uniformity of the structure of each individual human psyche, as well as the collective psyche of humans as an organism, or singular being. Jupiter articulates both its shadow and its light. The light of the psyche being the conscious self that encompasses all that we aware of and have access to seeing and knowing. And the shadow of the psyche is the subconscious and unconscious self that is just out of reach of our knowing. It is often more powerful than the conscious self because it acts outside of the command of the will.

The binary of authentic self versus inauthentic self has no place here. Instead, Jupiter draws us into communities that validate who we believe we are. That is your identity—the story of who you believe you are. 

Jupiter in Sagittarius, November 4, 2019

Because Jupiter is at home here, it’s function and significations take command of the collective conversation. And because it does not answer to any other planet’s agenda, Jupiter acts according to its own interests and demands that we do, too.

With Jupiter in Virgo 2016-17 our identities were challenged to reconsider the role of science and data in determining how we understand the world around us and form beliefs about what is right and true;

Jupiter in Libra in 2017-18 challenged long-standing precedents for the role of women in society;

Jupiter in Scorpio in 2018-19 has forced us to reckon with gun violence (in America) and climate change as the primary threat to the survival not of Earth, but that of humanity and the animals and planets humans need to thrive.

During the past few years, especially since Saturn entered Sagittarius on January 27, 2017, protest has become a global phenomenon. The fiery contagion of conviction catches wind and suddenly the streets are filled with citizens demanding that their communities, workplaces, and schools become a living testimony of their beliefs.

If Jupiter defines the season, then in Sagittarius Jupiter says that we have reached Critical Mass—tipping the scales to gain enough momentum to finally move. Just like potential energy is stored in the ball as it is pushed to and sits at the top of the hill, that energy becomes kinetic just as it reaches the edge and begins to roll. The longer it rolls, the more energy it gains.

We are now reaching the top of the hill. It’s been an arduous and difficult task. But as we’ve climbed this hill we’ve refined and acquired convictions that have propelled us to keep on pushing.

Saturn in Sagittarius has laid the foundation for the work that Jupiter in Sagittarius sets before us. Apathy and cynicism are the enemies of conviction. They spoil the healthy sense of entitlement that says, “I deserve to live in a world that reflects who I believe I am.”

But who do you believe you are? This takes us back to the saying from the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas quoted at the beginning of this writing. Jupiter beckons us to come into right relationship with what is within us. Each time Jupiter changes signs it gives us new eyes to see and understand ourselves within the context of new experiences in a changing world.

What new understandings can Jupiter in Sagittarius offer us? What context does this transit provide for us to interpret what is happening in this world and in our lives?

Bridging the Gap Between Scorpio and Sagittarius

Jupiter in Scorpio has offered us opportunities to understand ourselves and what’s happening in the world within the context of our survival as a species and our individual survival. Mars ruled Scorpio has shown us (triggered) the defensive postures we have necessarily taken on (culturally and in our personal relationships and lives) as a means to survival. But it has also given us the opportunity to try on more vulnerable postures, ones that we take on when we stand in the truth of our feelings and our needs.

What needs have you become aware of in the face of finally confronting feelings that you have avoided for so long? 

Jupiter in Sagittarius ushers in a season of focus on the role identity plays in the actions we take. The story of who you are is undoubtedly shaped by emotional experience. That’s why Scorpio comes before Sagittarius. Culturally, we say that beliefs grow from knowledge and access to information. But information is no match for experience, especially the kinds of emotional experiences that shape our brains, personalities, and how we interpret the information that we encounter. Those are the kinds of experiences that Jupiter in Scorpio brought into focus, sometimes in disruptive ways.

Bridging the gap between Scorpio and Sagittarius means understanding that you didn’t choose your beliefs, however, you can challenge them. What resonates with you as truth has more to do with the story you believe about who you are (which is your identity), rather than any book you’ve read or data you’ve analyzed. Besides, stories are better than facts.

Identity is a Belief System

What is your interpretation of the facts you perceive as relevant to making you who you are? In other words, there are things that have happened (facts), there is your interpretation of things that have happened (story), and then there is your repeated re-telling of your interpretation of those things that have happened (identity, ie what I call the dogma of identity.) Identity evolves as a consequence of how you understand your past, present, and future.

For example, “I prefer doing things myself.” Which is fine as a preference, perhaps. But it’s often more than that. That story is often rooted in experiences of abandonment or the lack of competence in our caregivers. Then, we create entire moral frameworks around that story. We develop a whole belief system around individuality and autonomy that we use to judge others and the world around us. They define our religious doctrines and our politics, too.

Where is the truth in all of that? Truth as in, what you can perceive with your own mind and being and understand with your own judgment. Everything else is dogma.

Action is the intention of the will translated through the choices we make each day. Sometimes we look back on things we’ve said or done and don’t like what those actions imply about who we are. So, we decide to tell a different story, painting the facts in a different light.

Revisionist history means to tell a story about something that happened in the past within the context of some conviction or belief of the storyteller. We see this most prominently around American slavery and war all over the world. But with Jupiter in Sagittarius (while we still have 2 more eclipses in that sign) nations all over the world are forced to come to terms with who they say they are within the context of the actions they take and the choices they make. And since individuals make up nations, it us who must take the first steps to hold ourselves accountable to the truth of who we are.

Jupiter in Sagittarius Keywords

Here is a list of keywords that will come into focus during Jupiter in Sagittarius:

  • Morality
  • Ethics
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Religion
  • Conviction
  • Belief
  • Political Identity/Identity Politics
  • Teachers
  • Clergy
  • Mentors/Mentorship
  • Benefactors
  • Community
  • Church
  • Temple
  • Masjid/Mosque
  • Preacher
  • Imam
  • Rabbi
  • Monk
  • Spirituality
  • Cult
  • Culture
  • Truth
  • Revisionist History

The Work of Jupiter in Sagittarius

The following questions serve as an outline for the work Jupiter in Sagittarius provides the opportunity to undertake:

  1. Why do you believe what you believe?
  2. How do you discern the difference between fact and truth?
  3. What are your moral convictions and how do they inform your politics?
  4. How do your political, moral, and/or religious convictions determine what you believe is possible?
  5. What communities do you identify with? Why?
  6. How do the communities you identify with provide context for who you believe you are?
  7. What are the stories you tell about how and why you have become who you are, and what place do those stories have in your present reality?
  8. How has your spiritual or religious upbringing (or lack of one) shaped your understanding of your life at present?
  9. What beliefs about who you are are exposed as fallible by pressing political realities you face in your country?
  10. What beliefs about who you are are reinforced as true and righteous by the political realities you face in your country?
  11. What is the revisionist history of who you are?
  12. What is the belief you are upholding in this history?
  13. What do you lose by telling a new story?
  14. What new truths inform this new story?
  15. What does it look like for you to come into right relationship with the beliefs that define how you interpret your own actions and choices?

Tarot Reading – Full Moon in Pisces

Recorded Live
Sunday, October 13, 2019

You can watch the video of the October 2019 Full Moon Tarot Reading on YouTube:

Or, you can stream or download the audio:

This reading for the Full Moon on October 13, 2019 at 26° Pisces is so good! I talked about the defensive and self-protective postures we take on after unrelenting setbacks and difficulties. And how those difficulties define our convictions and help us realize what we are capable of.

The Golden Thread Tarot
9 of Wands
Hierophant, 7 of Cups, Moon
Ace of Wands, 6 of Pentacles, Page of Pentacles
King of Pentacles, 3 of Wands, Fool
Golden Thread Tarot

Cards in this reading:

9 of Wands (on the bottom after cutting the deck)
Hierophant, 7 of Cups, Moon
Ace of Wands, 6 of Pentacles, Page of Pentacles
King of Pentacles, 3 of Wands, Fool

  • What is a Full Moon?
  • A way to segment and interpret time in 1 month/2 week and 6 month periods.
  • What is Pisces?
  • Jupiter in Scorpio is trine the Full Moon in Pisces. What does that mean?
  • Complimentary readings for live viewers on Instagram & YouTube
  • Full Moon Tarot Reading [23:20]

You can hear the song I burst into here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXWGBF-R2Ww , or Spotify

Gratitude to everyone who tuned in live and were patient with me as I had to put on my mother hat in the middle of the reading. But, so much good stuff in this reading around community and emerging from difficulties with a new awareness of what one is capable of. One of my favorite pieces of wisdom that cam through was about how optimism and hope can only be cultivated in community. That’s a jewel I’ll be meditating on for awhile.

If you would like to be considered for a complimentary tarot reading please tune in for the New Moon in Libra LIVE Tarot Reading which will be broadcast on Saturday, October 26, 2019. I always go live on both Instagram and YouTube, so make sure you are following me and that you’re subscribed.

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Meet me in New Orleans – October 6, 2019

Register here for my Sidereal Birth Chart Workshop in New Orleans, October 6, 2019.

Meet me in New Orleans! Come work out the magic of your sidereal birth chart. The hardest part of astrology is figuring out what it all means together. You can find individual placements on your fav website, but find the story of your becoming takes expertise that can’t be found in piecemeal Google searches.

Graphic with information for my October 2019 New Orleans Astrology Workshop

I’ll be at Backatown Coffee on Sunday October 6, 2019 at 12:00pm. (Location subject to change.) There I’ll show you how to read (identify the symbols) and interpret (figure out what they mean) your sidereal birth chart.

Ask me questions and get insight on your sidereal birth chart (past, present, and future) at your own pace in a laid back environment.

By attending this workshop you can purchase an in-person astrology or tarot reading with me at a 20% discount. (Must be redeemed during my stay in New Orleans on October 6 or 7. Space is very limited so please contact me ASAP to arrange your reading)

Sun Sign Horoscopes for Leo Season 2019

Read your sidereal Sun sign horoscope for the Leo Stellium of 2019 that peaks at the New Moon on August 30, 2019. Always sidereal; never tropical.

A stellium is 3 or more planets in the same sign. That gives inordinate influence to the planet responsible for that sign. For Leo that planet is the Sun. The placement of the Sun in your birth chart takes on deep significance over the next month. Use this guide to cast your sidereal birth chart. Find the ☉ glyph and identify the sign it occupies.

Sun Sign Horoscopes for the 2019 Leo Stellium

How We Got Here

During the Cancer stellium (peaked in late July 2019) you were seeking people, places, and experiences that would meet your immediate needs for food, safety, shelter, and belonging. Your Moon placement in your birth chart, which tells your Mother Story, emerged to be reconciled against your present reality. Your life moved into submission to your body, often despite your intentions and ambitions.

Now during the Leo stellium, (peaks late August 2019) your Sun sign draws focus to your Father Story. It reveals truths about how you seek out and defer to authority. You are discerning the complex balance of submission, projection, and self-determination. Who or what is master of your perceptions and sense of self?

Submission

Yielding the authority of your will and the validity of your perceptions and judgments to someone else.

Projection

Your identity and sense of self witnessed via interaction with other people, and through your experiences out in the world.

Self-Determination

Unyoking your identity and sense of self from your perceptions and judgments of others and the world you inhabit.

Horoscopes for the 12 Sidereal Sun Signs

Use this guide to cast your sidereal birth chart. The following horoscopes are for your sidereal Sun sign ONLY.

Sun in Cancer

Your perceptions serve your physical body and the need to belong to a place and a people. How your mother (and other significant women) engaged with your primary needs are the reference point for your sense of self.

How are you becoming aware of the ways in which your loyalty to family overrides, undermines, or encourages your loyalty to self?

Sun in Leo

Your intellect serves your perceptions. Your world and the people in it are an extension of your mind and you use your authority to subdue it to your will. You may have experienced your world as an extension of your fathers self.

How has your relationship with your father/ significant men in personal relationships supported or undermined your ability to trust your perceptions?

Sun in Virgo

Your trust in your perceptions serves a drive to quantify it via evidence in the external world. It’s not enough for you to perceive it, you’ve got to be able to prove it with data or tangible evidence.

How are your experiences with men and hierarchies of authority allowing you to reenvision a self that doesn’t need external evidence to be valid?

Sun in Libra

Your perceptions serve the drive to be rational and reasonable. You negotiate with your perceptions in order to align with the consensus of your community and in relationships of all kinds. You see yourself as a person of reason and good sense.

How are you reckoning with the authority of your intellect as you consider other’s ideas of how you see yourself and the world?

Sun in Scorpio

Your survival instinct shapes your perceptions of others and the world around you. You take a defensive stance seeing others and the world as something you need to protect yourself from.

How are you taking risks to be seen out in the world even as your deepest fears are being awakened?

Sun in Sagittarius

Your perceptions and sense of self serve a moral or religious authority. You learned early to see your world and self in terms of right or wrong. You reckon with the moral authority of your father and other men in your life as you come into awareness of yourself.

How is do your intentions and convictions inform your vision of your place in the world, and reinforce your authority over yourself?

Sun in Capricorn

You seek to conform your perceptions to the limitations you experience in your life. Establishing the walls and the ceilings of possibility shapes how you see yourself. You look for where you fit rather than embracing the right to be where you are as you are.

How are new perceptions dismantling your sense of self, and forcing you to embrace a healthy sense of entitlement that conforms the world to yourself rather than yourself to the world?

Sun in Aquarius

You constantly interrogate the authority of your will (and your father’s influence) to shape the world to your being. You define yourself by who and what you are not. You refuse to see yourself in reference to another’s authority and will.

How you are you being challenged to accept that your perceptions cannot be separated from your identity while also maintaining a healthy skepticism from what others reveal about who you are?

Sun in Pisces

Your experience of your father taught you that you must not take your perceptions at face value. Maybe you couldn’t even take your father at face value because of the nature of the relationship. Your instinct to perceive the imperceptible guides you to look for what you can’t see inside of and beyond what you can see, even your self.

How does your drive to maintain a solid and consistent identity feel like a burdensome obligation in the face of a world that is never what it appears to be?

Sun in Aries

You are a matter over mind person. And matter, in this case, is your physical will. Your mind works to translate your capabilities into action. Should or if? It doesn’t dawn on you to ask for permission. You identify with your power to enforce your will.

How is your drive to persevere towards your ambitions being reinforced or made combustible by your entitlement to act upon your world?

Sun in Taurus

You care a lot about what others think of you. Your perceptions are subservient to your need for validation in relationships and community. Your experience of father taught you that your identity was analogous to what is validated and accepted by others.

How is other’s entitlement to enforce their self-perceptions onto the world challenging you to question your impulse to conform your perceptions to what is validated and accepted by others?

Sun in Gemini

You use language to objectify your self and perceptions rather than to see and be them You collect information as a means to a sense of self which can mean that you struggle to truly see yourself. Perhaps your Father Story includes experiences of paternal figures who refused to be identified or pinned down.

How does an emboldening sense of entitlement to solidify your sense of self lead you to new perceptions and interpretations of who you are?