Full Moon in Sagittarius

Pull for the full moon in Sagittarius

The intentions that I set forth before drawing my cards for the full moon in Sagittarius were to see what the full moon casts light upon, to listen to what the cards have to say, and to pause with thoughtful mindfulness before making decisions during this time and to follow my heart.

The query for the full moon in Sagittarius –

  1. What would nourish my soul at this time? – Hermit
  2. How can I strengthen my spirituality? – Emperor – reversed
  3. What have I recently learned about myself? – Justice – reversed
  4. What should I explore next? – Temperance – reversed

what Would nourish my soul at this time?

In response to this part of the query, I pulled the Hermit card which is really quite perfect. The Hermit represents introspection, soul-searching, and inner guidance. Taking time to focus on a personal project or journey and leaving behind the outside world in order to seek my own spiritual clarity. Breaking with tradition, finding my own way, and the mental space to connect with my inner knowledge.

How can I strengthen my spirituality?

In response to the 2nd part of the query, I pulled the Emperor (yay) – reversed (boo). Seriously though, Tarot cards in reverse really have very surprising insight and aren’t necessarily negative. It has taken me a little while to appreciate Tarot cards in reverse, but I have had quite a few and have learned that in many of those instances the insights are spot on. (Which is a good thing because this and the next cards are in reverse.)

In this case, the Emperor in reverse is shedding light on the fact that the structures, rules, and systems that the Emperor represents, upright, are no longer working. Note my first card mentions that breaking with tradition will lead me to find my own way and this card appears to elaborate even further on that same concept by suggesting what was necessary before structure, rules, and traditional systems now no longer serve me. I need to be careful regarding my personal power and how my spirituality will be strengthened by my dedication and commitment to the people and projects that I truly care about.

what have I recently learned about myself?

Pulling the Justice card in reverse for this question, causes me to probe deeply. Upright the Justice card represents justice, truth, fairness, law, and accountability. Reversed meanings include injustice, retribution, dishonesty, unfairness, and avoiding accountability. Recently I’ve learned that I’ve been telling myself (rationalizing) that some of my old habits aren’t really impacting me. But the appearance of the reversed Justice card, causes me to ask how are those old habits serving me? In truth, could they be holding me back from what I truly desire? Have I been letting guilt and shame drive my sense of self-worth? And in doing so keep me from making the changes that would allow me to realize my desires? For the things I believe I do really want, I need to be accountable, truthful and make an effort to take action and CHANGE. Taking steps to change means looking HONESTLY at how I am spending my time and my energy and what can I do to make more time for activities that encourage personal growth and creativity.

what should I explore next?

Coming to the final card in my query for the Full Moon in Sagittarius, the Temperance card in REVERSE (3 reverse cards???? really????) implies a REALIGNMENT is needed to correct imbalances that have taken hold in my life. Overall the Temperance card means balance and healing. Upright the Temperance card may mean patience, balance, moderation, and purpose whereas reversed may mean imbalance, extremes, and realignment. How I relate this to the question of what should I explore is that exploration will take place within (I’m remembering my first card the Hermit) and listening to my heart, recalibrating the imbalances in my life, and taking careful consideration regarding what needs to change before taking action. Exploring within to rebalance, realign, and make decisions about moving forward offers the opportunity to live a life, less stressed, with less anxiety, and trust going with the flow.

According to Chinese medicine, it is accepted as natural that we fluctuate from being in balance to being out of balance.  Peace of mind comes from not attaching a great deal of significance to either state.  We simply note our moods and physical states and gently move toward balance as best we can, accepting it all as part of the flow of life.  

Charlotte D. Kasl

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