Recently, we had a Taurus Full Moon while the Sun was in the sign of Scorpio.
Scorpio challenges us to face what we fear, to let go of attachments, and to surrender to a spiritual transformation.
Taurus, on the other hand, is about the physical realm. What do we value? What gives us comfort and stability? Ruled by Venus, Taurus speaks to the aspects of our creativity experienced and expressed through color, sound, scent, taste, and texture. Taurus is creativity of the heart and body.
Curious about what this Taurus Full Moon illuminates for the next few weeks or months for each of us on the creative path, I designed a tarot spread of five cards (five representing change) to answer questions engendered by this Full Moon:
- What do I truly desire to create in the physical realm (Taurus Full Moon)?
- What do I need or want to let go of emotionally or spiritually (Scorpio Sun)?
- What will help me to create my desire?
- What will help me to let go?
- What is the creative reward for working with the aspects of both Scorpio Sun and Taurus Full Moon?
I placed Moon and Sun cards at opposite ends of the spread just as the Sun is opposite a Full Moon. Card 3 went next to card 1 and card 4 went next to card 2. The number 5 card, the creative reward or outcome went in the middle, that midpoint on the axis where the energies, that appear to be opposite, meet.
Card #1, Full Moon energy and what I truly desire, is the Ace of Cups. For me, this represents the quest for the Holy Grail, a search for something of spiritual and life-changing significance. In this deck, the Cup, my heart’s desire, stands deep at the bottom of the ocean illuminated by moonlight. In my reading, it is my novel because, in my story, water is a metaphor for life and immortality. My heart’s desire? To finish this manuscript and see it published, to bring it up from the bottom of the ocean.
At the opposite end of the line of cards, I flinch as I turn over the Tower to represent the Sun in Scorpio, answering the question of what I need to let go of. That blasted Tower card again. The Tower represents the Universe’s boot in the butt to kick us out of our attachments to what feels safe and comfortable, to shake things up and create change. A perfect answer to Scorpio’s demand to face fears, surrender attachments, and experience transformation.
The Tower’s been an ongoing theme in my life. 30 years ago, I wove images of the tower before I knew anything about tarot. In fact, it was those weavings that led me to working with the tarot.
Now I ask myself, what do I need to shake loose, what comfortable habits or routines do I need to let go of? What fears might hold me back as I journey inwards—perhaps fears about the stability of my business or fears of entering those vast realms of unknowing and unknown with my creativity and my spiritual work?
Cards # 3 and 4 provide further insight. Card #3 is the 7 of Cups urging me to not be distracted from my true desire. Card #4, the 2 of Coins, advises me to let go of my focus on the financial aspect of my work (for now).
Like the Tower, the Star is a Major Arcana card (universal theme, mythic energy) that follows the Tower in the tarot. This beautiful card affirms for me that even though I may experience or feel that my business and creative work feel shaken or even blasted to smithereens as a result of this inner journey, divine hope, healing and inspiration (connection to my Muse) are my rewards. And, if in the process of this inner journey, I complete my novel, then my reward is an opportunity to shine as a star.
I encourage you to try this tarot spread for yourself this week around your creativity. If you don’t feel skilled in working with the tarot, then try journaling around one or all of the five questions. Or incubate a dream on one of them. See what comes up…
Beneath the light of the Moon.
Tarot cards are from Ciro Marchetti’s “Legacy of the Divine Tarot”.