Tonight will be the full moon under the sign of Libra. Libra is the astronomical sign that represents justice, intuition, equilibrium, and most of all balance. Full moons are seen as powerful and important occurrences in the metaphysical community. As full moons occur monthly, the full moon is a perfect time to reflect and look forward with a tarot reading. The spread we will be reading is specific to the full moon in Libra, and comes from Noble Lion Prints. Please check out their blog if you get the chance!
The Libra card from the Cosmos Tarot has been placed in the center of this spread intentionally. We purposely put this card here in order to better channel the essence of libra. If you have the Cosmos tarot and want to try this spread for yourself, consider placing it here as a sort of theme card. If you want to do this spread but do not have the Cosmos Tarot deck, the card The Chariot will do, since in the Cosmos Tarot, Libra and The Chariot are one and the same. You can also place an item here that represents balance and harmony to you. Anything can be used for this - for example, you could use a crystal, or plant, or a personal item that you feel carries the essence of equilibrium.
Card 1 :
In this placement we have Andromeda, the devil card, showing you the ways in which you have lost touch with yourself. Upright, this card tells of Andromeda’s freedom - the ability to break away from limiting habits and patterns that promote stasis. Have you been listening to your inner guidance, or have your harmful thought patterns taken you over? This card showing up here may mean that you have lost touch with the part of yourself that is free. Whether you were conscious of what you were doing or not, you have likely gotten yourself into a pattern of self-oppression. You have stopped listening to your freedom, and are trapped in limiting, fearful thoughts. Could this be because you do not trust the part of yourself that wants to act in pure freedom? Are you afraid of what you may have to let go of in order to become completely free? Andromeda is showing up to let you know that it is time to reexamine the relationship that exists between your thoughts, actions, and freedom. It is likely that this relationship within yourself is way out of balance, and severely lacking harmony.
Here, we have the card Wormhole for what you are projecting onto your relationships right now. This card is about trying to discover what exactly connects your soul to the souls of others. However, it also speaks to shortcuts and an easy way out. Perhaps you are trying to find this shortcut, perhaps you believe that people in your lives are taking the easy way out. The placement of this card asks you to pay attention to the way you are viewing interpersonal connection. Do you think someone in your life is trying to take the easy way out? Or, in actuality, could it be possible that you are the one who is trying to take this shortcut? Could you be using this projection of the other person trying to take a shortcut, as a shortcut or escape for yourself? It may be helpful to contemplate where this idea comes from, and why you have assigned it to your relationships. Going back to the first card, could this projection be a form of self-oppression that you practice in order to preserve yourself and prevent growth, and eventually freedom?
In this placement, we have Sextans and Octans representing the old wounds that are healing at this time. This card appearing here indicates advancement in education and understanding. Though old wounds have made you feel lost and confused before, those wounds are now closing, those feelings now fading. This is a perfect time to begin investing in learning about something you hold interest in. Taking a class or finding a mentor is advised at this time. As your wounds close, what has been keptin the dark will start to come into the light with this full moon. Maybe you have felt that you did not have the resources in the past to truly achieve your freedom, but that does not mean you will never be free. It is time to look forward with a lighthearted attitude and a critical mind. It is finally time for you to understand why you had to go through whatever hurt you so much, and through this understanding your wounds will begin to heal.
In the placement that stands for what you need to let go of or move on from, we have Grus in reverse. Grus, the crane, represents longevity, commitment, and the eternal. In reverse, this card can be pointing to something brand new in your life. Maybe you have gotten yourself into a new partnership, taken up a new hobby, or moved to a new place. Maybe you have not done any of those things yet, but you have been thinking about it. Now is a time to let go of fearful thoughts relating to commitment. It may be hard let go your worries about whether or not things will last, or if it is even worth your energy if it is not going to last forever, but if order to restore internal balance you are going to have to let go of some of these things. Enjoy the moments as they come, and trust divine timing to take care of the rest. Just because something may not last, that doesn’t mean it is not worth doing and enjoying. These are things to think about and recognize if you are looking to embrace your freedom and personal truth!
Finally, we have Taurus reversed, standing for the outcome regarding this full moon in Libra. Taurus in this deck is also The Hierophant. This card speaks to systems set in place, ones that are hard to work around, and keep you from moving forward. You are at an impasse thanks to the authorities that you continue to submit to, despite knowing that they keep you from what you really want. Think about what this reading has shown you about your current level of harmony. Your fearful thoughts have drowned out the sounds of our freedom, making it easy to make “practical” choices that are not in your best interest. Maybe you want to avoid conflict, and that is why you continue to submit to the tradition and systems in your life. Maybe you are convinced that these systems fulfill a need of yours that you could not possibly have fulfilled by anything else. The best advice for you now is to turn your attention inward, to try and reconnect with the part of yourself who longs for freedom, and to listen to and respect that part of yourself. Try to speak with this element of yourself out of love and understanding, rather than fear. Listen to your inner freedom and trust in it’s guidance; perhaps this will help you to manifest more options of escape from this place where you are currently stuck. This will help you begin your journey back to internal harmony.