Originally published on AstroGeek and Heretical Oracles under the pen name Artemis.
Effective Date – 5/21/16
“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
Adventure. What could be more holy than the very pilgrimage one embarks on to find the “light”, the “answer”, the “whatever the fuck it is we are looking for?” There is always that insatiable itch inside of us that screams, “GO OUT THERE AND FIND IT!” (Whatever “it” is.) The world is so big and vast; of course the answer must be out there! Well, let me let you in on a little secret. God is like an onion. Stay with me here. God is like an onion. You keep peeling back layers and layers, hoping to reveal something, but all you’re really revealing is more and more of the same – all the way to the core. As above so below. We are the very fabric of what makes up this universe. Explore yourself by exploring everything around you. Your exterior reality is like a mirror. Don’t be afraid to peer deeply.Sun (The Fool), Moon (Ace of Wands), Mars (2 of Wands): For the full moon in Sagittarius, I pulled the Ace of Wands. What we imagine, we become. We tend to build an image of ourselves and stick with that image like it is the one true god. Guess what? You can become whoever you want to be whenever you want to be. Your imagination is even more powerful than you could ever imagine (ooo paradox). We build the reality around us, which means you build your own prison by choosing to allow others to dictate your reality. This card is reminding us that we are lit as fuck and there is nothing that can smolder our divine fire. Don’t fear doing your work or finding your way. Everyone is honestly just terrified – like, all the fucking time. Everyone claims that they are looking for truth, but few are brave enough to look at it. When you stoke your fires, so to speak, there will be people around you who will try and smolder your light so they aren’t forced to see. Fuck these people. For the Sun, I pulled The Fool. Reset. It’s time for you to do something you’ve been afraid to do. It’s time for you to take that leap of faith and possibly tumble off a cliff to your doom. BUT, if you do survive, and your instincts were right, you could stumble into some form of great personal enlightenment during this full moon. With the 2 of Wands representing Mars in this reading, I would go on to say that a major decision needs to be made. I know the Mars in retrograde energy has everyone aggressive and unmotivated, but if you can actually make a clear decision about your future actions – if you can develop a vision – you will be surprised by the surge of energy you receive to spearhead this vision.
Mercury (The Star), Jupiter (7 of Cups), Saturn (Page of Swords), Neptune (King of Wands), Pluto (The Moon): We’re about to drop off a very nasty cliff the next couple of weeks, so you better start learning to fly. You also need to stop fighting the retrogrades. Sorry, you can’t run from the forced introspection. The planets have put a magnifying glass to your soul for a reason. You can’t fucking hide from your own mind. So you better get your adventure party together and quest to the center to face your own great beast. With the card combinations present, it looks like the outer planets are gearing for some reality rattling. For Pluto, I pulled The Moon, which means he is going to continue digging at you until you realize what subconscious forces have been pulling you toward the horrible chaos in your life. You are choosing to march in these directions. But why? What inside of you keeps you circling back around to the trash piles of reality? For Neptune I pulled the King of Wands and for Jupiter I pulled the 7 of Cups. We are brimming with ideas right now. Our heads are swimming with so many things we could be doing and experiencing, and our very urge to go and explore every nook and cranny is going to inflame our imagination. This comes with a bit of a warning, though – check yourself at every step to see that the pieces are fitting together correctly. Saturn being the Page of Swords suggests that insecurity is not over yet. Saturn knows that we know how to assume our power in this world, but he also knows we need a big push to do so. This is tough love, guys. He fucks our shit up so that we can become stronger and wiser. Don’t fear your knowledge. Trust it. Trust yourself and do what you need to do.
Venus (Queen of Pentacles) and Uranus (6 of Swords): Venus is trying to tell us that in order to find pleasure right now, we must soak ourselves back into the earth. Get outside. Go climb trees and roll around in the grass and have a hike. The crazy thing about nature is that it teaches us everything we need to know about pleasure and beauty. It teaches us about the severity that is also necessary from time to time. But, regardless of how horrible the severity is in any natural climate, there is still an awesome beauty to it all that cannot be denied. Venus is telling us to find the beauty in the pain. There are no mistakes. Everything is a part of the greater echo system. Take a different perspective. And that is exactly what the 6 of Swords for Uranus is telling me. It is time to move on from our old ways. It’s time to come up with new methods. Your habits of the past aren’t going to cut it for the next level. The quest is long, we have no idea what is at the core, but I’m going to bet the infinite things we experience on the journey paint a mirror image of the destination.