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Tarot Cards and Moon Phases
The Tarot syncs up with the phases of the Moon
Moon in Libra
Jul 3, 2014 to Jul 6, 2014
You’re Ginger Rogers today. And everyone and everything you meet is Fred Astaire. During this Libra Moontime think “grace in space.” If you meet an obstacle or encounter resistance, dance like you expected it to be there. Libra’s skill is knowing just how to receive whatever shows up. The trick is recognizing its beauty, which is all there is to diplomacy and charm. Any “couple tension” on this Moon is especially instructive. With as much neutrality as you can muster, examine the feedback loop of offering and receiving. If your lower back hurts, you might be doing too much or expecting too much from others. Court the idea that all the support you need lies within, as in a yoga balancing posture. This Moon asks, “Can you keep the peace and your balance at the same time?” The atmosphere is light and neutral today. It’s okay to be indecisive. Enjoy the ability to dance (gracefully) around the possibilities.
Full Moon in Scorpio Horoscopes
What are willing to give up this Full Moon?
The Taurus Sun loves simplicity but this opposition from the Moon in intense Scorpio on May 14, 2014 requires a deeper look at self-worth issues. Serious Saturn’s conjunction to the Moon adds a layer of responsibility and, perhaps, doubt and delays. These are most likely to come up around resources, especially money, but relationships are also subject to close scrutiny. Knowing what you need and what you’re willing to give to get it is a key to using this revelatory lunation.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Financial and emotional alliances are up for review with this intense Scorpio Full Moon in your 8th House of Deep Sharing. Patience, persistence and a clear sense of purpose are required with strict Saturn’s conjunction to the Moon. It’s essential to know what you need and to carefully calculate the costs and benefits before putting more of yourself into a project or partnership that’s likely to take more time to settle.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Relationships are highlighted with this demanding Scorpio Full Moon in your 7th House of Others. The lunar conjunction with serious Saturn requires you to be as clear as possible about your expectations and committment. This is not a time for bargains because hard work is the price to pay for a useful personal or professional alliance. It’s better to say no or take more time than to jump into an uncertain situation.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
The focus is on work and health with this Scorpio Full Moon in your 6th House of Health. Minimizing distractions is a key to building up your vitality, developing professional skills and putting your daily routine into order. Sticking to a schedule is not your ideal mode of operation but makes a great deal of sense now. Focusing on one critical issue or task at a time enhances your worth and reduces complications.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Romance, creativity and kids are key themes of this powerful Scorpio Full Moon in your 5th House of Self-Expression. A lunar conjunction with serious Saturn puts a premium on patience since issues and opportunities in these areas will take time to resolve. It’s helpful to be tuned into your own desires and make them a priority instead of starting by trying to satisfy others. When you’re happy you have more to give.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Digging deep into your past and family issues is expected with this powerful Scorpio Full Moon in your 4th House of Roots. Serious Saturn’s lunar conjunction signals the need to make a plan and stick to it. Whether you’re cleaning up old business, fixing the house or facing realities about yourself, being patient and focused will help you to solidify your private life and put you on a stronger platform to support your professional ambitions.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Serious conversations, perhaps about secrets that come to light, are connected with this intense Scorpio Full Moon. It lands in your 3rd House of Information and Communication where precise speech, deep research and profound study are needed. Focusing your attention on a single subject can be tedious, but is a way to advance your education and finding the intellectual and emotional strength to address difficult issues.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Money matters count heavily with this Scorpio Full Moon in your 2nd House of Resources. Avoid impulsive expenses that may look like bargains but wind up being costly. Managing your time and energy is equally important, so set your priorities and stick to them. If you’re feeling underappreciated, commit to a practice of self-improvement and remember that hard work brings big rewards.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
This Full Moon in your sign is a time of commitment. It lands in your 1st House of Self-Image to focus attention on your health, appearance and attitude. Stern Saturn’s conjunction with the Moon, however, could put your situation in a negative light. Fortunately, a steady friend or partner can remind you of your untapped resources and help to raise your self-esteem. Commitment to slow and steady progress wins the race.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Taking a retreat from the pressures of daily life is appropriate with this Full Moon in your 12th House of Privacy. Communing with nature and doing spiritual practices are ways to reconnect with a wider vision of your life. Strict Saturn’s conjunction to this Full Moon, though, could make you feel confined or ignored, but instead of fighting for attention turn your attention away from the world to regenerate and restart.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Working within an organization and your relationships with friends could reach a critical point with this Full Moon. It occurs in your 11th House of Groups in the intensely passionate sign Scorpio. A lunar conjunction with your serious planet Saturn indicates that you may have to make a tough decision about a pal, plan or co-worker. Either get control of the situation or consider ending it and putting your energy elsewhere.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Professional matters and public responsibilities could reach a critical point with this potent Scorpio Full Moon in your 10th House of Career. You might be carrying more than your fair share of burdens and feel like you’ve hit a wall. If that’s the case, this lunation signals the need to get help from others. Doing so will make you a more effective leader, which could be a make or break issue in your success at work.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
This serious Scorpio Full Moon occurs in your 9th House of Beliefs, Travel and Higher Education, which can run you into some obstacles in these areas. It’s the proximity of strict Saturn to the Moon that might slow you down or cause you to doubt your plans. Serious planning and patience are the medicine that can bolster hope with hard work and take you to that distant place your heart wants to go.
Tarot Cards and Moon Phases
The Tarot archetypes sync up with the eight phases of the Moon
Maintaining our confidence is challenging now as we ride conflicting cosmic waves. We may already be experiencing delays on this first full day of Mars retrograde. Karmic Saturn turns retrograde today, further impeding our progress. Luckily, we receive an energetic kick from the Moon’s entry into impulsive Aries at 10:39 am EST. But a dynamic square between the cosmic lovers, Venus and Mars, stirs up relationship issues that try our patience.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You receive a boost of power from Mars today, making you think you’re fast enough to pass everyone else on the highway. However, it turns out that your car might not have enough horsepower to win the race. Your current plans could be built on an unrealistic assessment of the situation, so don’t assume that everything will automatically go your way. Ease up on the accelerator; you’ll arrive at your destination sooner if you don’t push so hard. This is not a competition; just find a sustainable pace to reach your goal.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
You’re tempted to take action today so you won’t have to defend yourself later — especially if you feel that someone is attacking your values. It’s easy to get worked up over this unsettling situation, but your integrity may not really be at stake. Achieving your relationship goals could require additional time, but the delays won’t be significant if you stay flexible. Alter your path but not your destination, even if a partner’s resistance is an obstacle. Adjusting your schedule is a small price to pay for progress.
(May 21 – Jun 20)
You may feel as if you’re working harder today, but not necessarily getting anything done. Although your high adrenaline has you twitching with excitement, your smartest strategy is to let circumstances dictate the speed at which you work. Instead of allowing anger to get the best of you, take the edge off your feelings by engaging in strenuous physical activity. But don’t forget to pay careful attention to your feelings; your self-awareness can save you from emotionally exhausting yourself for no reason.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Although you’re craving a meaningful connection with someone special, you still might be tempted to pull back into your shell to protect your heart. Unfortunately, buried emotional pain can turn into resentment, which is even more difficult to resolve later on. But now it’s time to figure out what needs to be said and find ways to say it. Your future well-being depends on your willingness to bring your feelings out into the open once and for all.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
You’re up for nearly anything today, especially if you can convince a group of people to join in your adventure. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to get anyone to fall in line with your plans. However, your confidence flies in the face of logic now, inspiring everyone you encounter. Instead of attempting to restrain your friends and family members, encourage them to wander through their dreams in search of spiritual meaning. However, don’t assume that others will reveal the ultimate truth to you. You must discover that for yourself.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Although your uncertainty makes it difficult to fulfill your commitments today, you still want to hold up your end of the deal. But your dreams can be overwhelming now and it’s really not a good idea to shut them off so quickly. It won’t be easy to integrate your most creative fantasies into your routine, but it’s worth the try. Put your facts in order and hone your skills. You need to perform at the peak of your abilities to make the most of these auspicious times.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Developing your plans for the months ahead should be your top priority now that Mars is retrograde in your diplomatic sign. But you must take someone else’s schedule into consideration while the reflective Moon is visiting your 7th House of Partnerships. Thankfully, there’s no need to rush your agenda; it’s more sensible to work at whatever pace feels comfortable to everyone involved. Lead by example and demonstrate your willingness to compromise.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Your dreams may conjure up memories of the past and your emotions are so intense now that it’s challenging to express them without instigating a bit of drama. Fortunately, you’re capable of painting a beautiful picture from a less-than-pretty experience. Alternatively, you could misguide your creativity with negativity based on low self-esteem. No matter what, be careful about confusing your fears with what’s truly happening in your environment. For the sake of peace, channel your passion into your art.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Your natural persuasive abilities are augmented now by your idealistic vision of what’s possible. But this isn’t about focusing on the details since you’re more concerned with theory rather than practice. Nevertheless, make certain that what you are saying is true or you might mislead yourself as well as everyone else. Don’t let tensions build to a breaking point. A logical plan, along with a willingness to listen to the opinions of others, is your best assurance to get what you want.
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You need to pick one idea and stick with it, as difficult as this sounds now. But don’t take yourself too seriously since you can accomplish more if you have fun while you’re doing your chores. Cut yourself a bit of slack; everything might take a bit longer to finish than you thought. You will be happier today once you accept that you’re not always in control. Letting go of your expectations allows closer bonds to develop between you and those you love. Sometimes, taking a break is just what the doctor ordered.
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You may feel exhausted from having to keep up appearances, but today you’re drawn into situations that are lighthearted and joyful. Taking time for the kids or jumping into a creative project might be enough to stir up the energy. However this cosmic chemistry plays out, don’t resist having fun while you can, even if it makes other parts of your life more complicated for a while. A bit of added complexity is a small price to pay for returning to your chores with a positive perspective and plenty of passion.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Pulling in your energy and being a little less aggressive about getting your way over the next couple of months might sound like odd advice for you sensitive Fish; however, it’s just what you need to do. Paradoxically, you may accomplish more than usual during this time of retreat. Try to spend more time today listening to your own inner voice and tuning out the external noise. Even if this strategy makes you a bit stir crazy, remember that this is your chance to recharge your vitality and reconnect with your spiritual core.
The Moon is void in Pisces from 3:05AM (during a supportive, 60-degree sextile from the lunar orb to Venus in Capricorn) to 7:41AM when the Moon enters fiery, assertive Aries. Plus, the Moon is illuminating Juno themes (style, design, beauty and fashion) as these two celestial bodies unite at 6:59AM (during the void time-span). Usually, the Moon starting a new round of visits through the 12 signs of the zodiac will emphasize a spring-like approach to life, enhancing one’s buoyant, energetic and spontaneous nature. However, following yesterday’s one-two punch of Mars and Vesta being stationary and turning into reverse (therefore temporarily stronger in their influence on humans), we now hear Saturn’s response and it is yet another station — this time at 24 degrees of Scorpio (8:20AM) — and a cycle that will continue until July 20. Thus, you need to add Saturn archetypes — such as structure, form, logic, common sense, pragmatism, conservation, persistence, hard work, responsibility, executive authority, but also doubt, pessimism, chills, colds, chronic disabilities, falls and fears — to the archetypes of Mars and Vesta that are now floating around in abundance in the psychic atmosphere of humanity. Slowing your pace around the horn is wise. Adding to today’s potential celestial mischief-making is Venus in Capricorn square to Mars in Libra (12:05PM). Projecting anger on to friends and loved ones is a no-no. Romance may suffer a bit of short-circuiting while this 90-degree aspect is present. It doesn’t help that the Moon parallels radical-change agent, eccentric Uranus (2:42PM) while the Sun forms a caustic, 135-degree tie with Mars still virtually stationary (8:39PM). Emulate Houdini and try to escape from any self-created cages and traps of your own making. Gear up for another soul-searching, wild ride on Monday. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
(waxing/12% of Illumination)
The New Moon is a time best suited for new beginnings! For the first 48 hours following the exact time of the New Moon each month, a window of opportunity opens for making wishes that, if noted, come true in the days and months ahead. There is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm in the atmosphere, making it a great time to go forward and begin projects that you feel instinctively attracted to initiating. Follow your impulses and let yourself make new starts in areas that are important to you.