August 2022: Tarot spread for the full moon in Aquarius

Plus some journaling questions, an astro-tarot forecast and an exploration of the the Sabian symbol for the August 2022 full moon in Aquarius.

Tarot spread and astro-tarot forecast for the August 2022 full moon in Aquarius

The August 2022 full moon falls in the sign of Aquarius. The independent, free-thinking Aquarius archetype encourages us to examine our inner wild self and celebrate everything that makes us unique. It is the archetype of the reformer, the idealist who strives for tolerance, unity, and a better and brighter society. And despite these rather lofty ideals, the Aquarius archetype isn’t afraid to get in there and get its hands dirty.

Spiritually, the Aquarius archetype teaches us how to be true to our own voice, to listen to and follow the calling of our own heart and soul. By learning how to tune in rather than out, by being true to the things that make us unique, we undertake the journey to individuation.

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July 2022: Tarot spread for the new moon in Leo

Plus some journaling questions, an astro-tarot forecast and an exploration of the the Sabian symbol for the July 2022 new moon in Leo.

Tarot spread and astro-tarot forecast for the July 2022 new moon in Leo

The July 2022 new moon falls in the sign of Leo. The bold and dynamic Leo archetype infuses us with a passionate zest for living. It is the archetype of the fiery creative who is confident and unafraid to stand in the spotlight. But this infectious dynamic can also succumb to its shadow aspects of overbearing pride, drama and arrogance.

Spiritually, the Leo archetype teaches the principle of creative manifestation. Clarity of thought and focussed energy, which points to the spiritual principle that your beliefs about life tend to shape your life. You can see this spiritual principle at play with a regular gratitude practice. When you cultivate an active gratitude practice, you tend to experience a shift in your life and circumstances. And while your life may not change dramatically, your outlook to life can certainly shift.

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July 2022: Tarot spread for the full moon in Capricorn

Plus some journaling questions, an astro-tarot forecast and an exploration of the Sabian symbol for the full moon in Capricorn.

Tarot spread for the July 2022 full moon in Capricorn

The July 2022 full moon falls in the sign of Capricorn. Symbolized by the mountain goat, which maintains perfect balance while it climbs over precarious rock ledges, the Capricorn archetype is one of disciplined and dogged determination towards the attainment of our worldly desires.

Spiritually, the Capricorn archetype teaches us about integrity and helps us to harness the ability to plan our work, and stick to it, no matter what. In these times of 24×7 consumption culture, it’s easy to be addicted with shiny object syndrome and forget about our goals and plans. Capricorn teaches us about the meaning of integrity: to align ourselves with our highest ideals and actualize our potential.

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June 2022: Tarot spread for the new moon in Cancer

Plus some journaling questions, an astro-tarot forecast and an exploration of the the Sabian symbol for the June 2022 new moon in Cancer.

Tarot spread and astro-tarot forecast for the June 2022 new moon in Cancer

The June 2022 new moon falls in the sign of Cancer. The Cancer archetype is emotional, intuitive, nurturing and healing. It also symbolizes “home” and all the things that home represents – not just our physical home, but also our emotions, energy, body, and the spiritual hearth of our souls.

Spiritually, the Cancer archetype is one of compassion, of recognizing that people, in general, act to the best of their abilities, limited by their education, upbringing and current awareness. The Cancer archetype knows that love and forgiveness, where possible, are the best way to respond to destructive behavior – along with firm boundaries, of course.

This new moon will be a good time to examine our shadows, especially if we tend to hide or dim our light. If you’re naturally outgoing and confident, this new moon can help you usher in new partnerships or collaborations, so keep an eye out for any opportunities that present themselves around this time.

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June 2022: Tarot spread for the full moon in Sagittarius

Plus some journaling questions, an astro-tarot forecast, exploration of the the Sabian symbol, and additional resources for the June 2022 full moon in Sagittarius.

Tarot spread for the June 2022 full moon in Sagittarius

The June 2022 full moon falls in the sign of Sagittarius. The freedom loving Sagittarius archetype is in a constant search for inspiration, new avenues of exploration, and adventure. This is a sign that gets bored of the status quo easily, and needs the rush of a new quest to keep them on their toes.

Spiritually, the Sagittarius archetype teaches us to cultivate our own personal relationship with the divine. Contrary to what most religions and a lot of spiritual teachers say, you don’t need an intermediary between you and Source/God/the Universe. You have that connection available to you at all times. Learning to tune in and trust that connection is where a lot of us seem to stumble, though.

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May 2022: Tarot spread for the new moon in Gemini

Plus some journaling questions, an astro-tarot forecast and an exploration of the the Sabian symbol for the May 2022 new moon in Gemini.

Tarot spread and astro-tarot forecast for the May 2022 new moon in Gemini

The May 2022 new moon falls in the sign of Gemini. The Gemini archetype is very curious, an excellent communicator, and a disseminator of knowledge. It is the sign of the writer, of those who tend to think deeply, are highly perceptive, and prefer to learn from experience.

Spiritually, the Gemini archetype is about courageous conversation, be it with another person or with the Universe. Gemini adds its vibration to the advancement of culture and civilization through dialogue, be that via books or blogs or letters.

This Gemini new moon closes the eclipse portal that started in April 2022. This would be a good time to integrate any changes that you may have noticed over the eclipse cycle; any a-ha moments, shifts in perspective or new insights.

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May 2022: Tarot spread for the full moon in Scorpio

Plus some journaling questions, an astro-tarot forecast, exploration of the the Sabian symbol, and additional resources for the May 2022 full moon + lunar eclipse in Scorpio.

Tarot spread for the May 2022 full moon and lunar eclipse in Scorpio

The May 2022 full moon falls in the sign of Scorpio. The Scorpio archetype is known for its intense power and its ability to transform, much like the butterfly emerging from its cocoon, ready to fly. The Scorpio archetype isn’t afraid of the birth-death-rebirth cycle, for it is only when parts of us die and are reborn that we can fully transform.

So perhaps it’s not surprising that spiritually, the Scorpio archetype teaches us to surrender – to align our human will with divine will. It can teach us that sometimes our human trials can reveal a need for deep healing. This is not always easy to live with or to understand, especially when the need for healing arises from trauma, and yet on the other side of working with and healing trauma there can be deep and valuable transformation.

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Unboxing + review: A Yogic Path oracle deck by Sahara Rose

A Yogic Path by Sahara Rose deck review

I came across A Yogic Path oracle deck on Amazon quite by chance, and I was almost immediately intrigued by this deck of cards that fuses together concepts from Vedic spirituality with the philosophy of yoga, chakras, and deities. This also happened to be around the time that I was becoming more interested in learning a little more about my own ancestral traditions from a non-dogmatic, non-religious framework. This deck felt like a perfect way to dip my toe into these concepts.

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May 2022: Tarot spread for the solar eclipse in Taurus

Plus some journaling questions, an astro-tarot forecast and an exploration of the the Sabian symbol for the April/May 2022 new moon + solar eclipse in Taurus.

The April/May 2022 new moon falls in the sign of Taurus. The Taurus archetype is grounded and steadfast, calm and composed, firm and also somewhat stubborn. This is a sign that is practical and earthy, and is associated with material pleasures, desires, luxuriousness, and abundance.

Spiritually, the Taurus archetype teaches the principle of belonging through presence…our presence as sacred human beings…honoring the body temple…honoring the flow of life. This can be difficult given the society we live in, which praises the hustle over reverence and treats time as money rather than a finite resource that should be used wisely in the pursuit of the things that give us meaning.

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April 2022: Tarot spread for the full moon in Libra

Plus some journaling questions, an astro-tarot forecast, exploration of the the Sabian symbol, and additional resources for the April 2022 full moon in Libra.

Tarot spread for the April 2022 full moon in Libra

The April 2022 full moon falls in the sign of Libra. The Libra archetype is closely associated with justice and maintaining balance in social interactions and within the self. They are the true diplomats among the zodiac archetypes, and focus on fair dealings in all their relationships.

Spiritually, the Libra archetype teaches the principle of intimate balance, of the ability to remain centered and true to yourself no matter what may be going on around you. This is a skill that can be particularly helpful for those of us who turn up our noses at societal expectations as we dance to the tune of our own drum beat. Being able to remain centered is also an important skill to have if you’re surrounded by toxic people – and in these times, even toxic politics! One of the easiest ways to remain centered is through the breath, and by being able to distinguish between the things that are in your control, and those that aren’t.

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