Astrology, Tarot

Full Moon in Capricorn by Anu Saskia.

I’ve decided to start a series of guest posts and today I am very pleased to welcome my first guest poster, Anu Saskia. I hope you enjoy her reading for the upcoming full moon as much as I’ve done. 

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Today’s topic is the upcoming energies of the next full moon (20th July) – what to expect and how to prepare?
 I use astrology as a “reminder” to be mindful of one’s feelings, inner workings and motives. In astrology, the full moon is a global spotlight, illuminating what is true but not yet acknowledged; whereas the new moon allows hidden matters of the subconscious to bubble up to the forefront.
I used the Fool’s Dog tarot sampler app for this reading. It whisks together cards from different decks, revealing different shades of the message.
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Full Moon 20th June energies
The Page of Wands, aptly, wanders under the full moon in this card from the Mystic Dreamer Tarot.
This Page means adventure, exploration, expansion, playful and joyful search for all things interesting and intriguing. In some decks this card is named: “Playing with Fire”. As we all know, playing with fire can be educational and enriching – by taking small risks we learn what can and can’t be controlled, what is and what is not fun; but it can also mean taking foolish or unnecessary risks.
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If you are coupled up, avoid playing with fire by flirting with others this full moon, even if you feel a stir of restlessness. If you are in the search, remember to keep your wits with you and don’t fall into someone you’ll regret later. Same applies to everything: it’s good to have fun, test the waters and expand your boundaries a bit at work, life, hobbies, love… but also keep the reins to yourself, don’t let anyone push, tease or incite you to more you can handle.
The next card is the Chariot from the Victorian Fairy deck.
In this card, fays are having a magpie race and the leading fay is whipping his magpie to fly even higher, faster, further. This emphasises the energy of exploration and expanding boundaries heralded by the Page of Wands.
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This full moon, we seem to have the urge to push an agenda, advance a plan, get forward momentum in a project, no matter how much energy and effort it will take. It’s positive to challenge oneself and the world to try to achieve and be more, but this shouldn’t be taken to extreme. Steamrolling others will not work, because that only causes resistance, competition and grudge. Cooperation will work better than a head-on clash.
The third card is 7 of Cups of the Mystic Dreamer deck: imagination, dreams, wishes, hopes and fears. This card in most decks depicts seven chalices or cups, floating in the air, behind or on a cloud, symbolising the opaque nature of wishes: dreams and desires may change and shift, they appear for a moment and disappear back into the cloud before we actually take any action to achieve or obtain them.
7 Cups is a good reminder that nothing in life can be achieved if it is not dreamed into existence first. Everything we do starts as a desire, a plan, a wish. Not all wishes can ever become reality, but some can. And it’s up to us to weed out the unrealistic and unattainable and focus on those goals that are within our reach.
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The overarching card for this full moon’s energy is the 5 Pentacles – the card of lack, being without, experiencing financial, material or health worries. It seems that quite a few of us will be focusing on what we don’t have instead of what we have during this full moon. In this card from Joie de Vivre deck, a couple is looking down at their (pet?) ducks, standing in snowfall. A benevolent light is shining above – the full moon? The light is a reminder to be grateful for what you have, and what you can have in the future, if you work for it. If we only focus on what’s lacking, it will fill our mind, and that creates more misery.
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Overall, it seems there will be quite a bit of discontent and insecurity in the air, but that actually leads to us wanting to change things for better. We are dreaming of a better life or a better world (to ourselves personally, or to everyone collectively), and have the will and energy to make it happen. With trial and error, the adventurous nature of the page and the power and the will of the Chariot, we have what it takes to make the changes.
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More about Anu: 
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“I am Anu Saskia, a Nordic-Australian art historian, researcher and a tarot reader. My site Tarot for Change is a place to explore, wonder and use tarot as a life-change tool. Tarot is an excellent self-development and problem solving method, but I also use it for “old-fashioned” fortune telling. I’ve read tarot since 2011.”

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