Full Moon in Aries by Ethony featured by Lionharts.

Aw, yeah! The Warrior Moon! I’ve done the Full Moon in Aries Spread by Ethony (featured in Lionhart’s September Divination Challenge on Instagram).

Deck used: The Divine Feminine Oracle by Meggan Watterson.

RELAX: WHERE DO I NEED TO RELAX? GREEN TARA – THE  BUDDHA OF ENLIGHTENED ACTION – MY SOUL INFORMS MY EVERY STEP. I DO WHAT MY HEART COMPELS ME TO DO.

I shouldn’t be surprised Green Tara came up. I’ve been reciting one of her mantras (“Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha”) lately. And I even bought a 3D likeness of her (buying a 3D likeness of any Divine being is something I’d never thought I’d do because of my religious upbringing). I need to relax about the inevitable changes that will be happening in my mundane life (due to the hands of others, not my own). This doesn’t mean that I’m an actor without my own agency. It just means that accepting a situation for what it is and the course that the metaphorical river is flowing is liberation. And, after all, Green Tara is called “mother of liberation.” She embodies the the emboldened state that overcomes fear and allows me to take action on what I know is right. When she appears, she’s acting as that sacred nudge to get moving (how appropriate on an Aries full moon), to do what it is that my soul compels me to do. There is no overthinking. There is only doing. I trust that the action is right seeing as it is being informed by my soul. So, I can just chill out and slid into my space in the cosmic jigsaw puzzle.

FOCUS: WHERE SHOULD I FOCUS MY FIERY ENERGY? THE BLACK MADONNA – OUR LADY OF THE HERMITS. I TRANSFORM PAIN AND SUFFERING INTO A GREATER CAPACITY FOR LOVE.

The Black Madonna represents the power we all have to emerge from the darkness transformed. Well, if that’s not appropriate at this time of year (i.e. Kore/Persephone/Inanna descending into the underworld now that it’s the mid-Autumn festival/Autumn Equinox), then I don’t know what is. She is telling me that I need to focus my energy on the often-painful transformations that I’m going to endure. But, I mustn’t give in the feelings of martyrdom or vengeance. The turmoil I’ll undergo at the hands of others will only serve to refine me into a more radiant being– sort of like how gold has to be refined by going through the fiery forge. I must focus my fiery energy on learning lessons from the fiery forge so that I can re-emerge with more compassion and more benevolence that I had before I entered. I focus my energy on inner alchemy in order to stay in my lane and come out a better person– my higher, true self.

ACTION: WHERE DO I NEED TO TAKE ACTION? SEKHMET – THE RED LADY. I AM PURE STRENGTH. I HONOR MY ANGER BY GIVING VOICE TO IT.

Oh, Sekhmet. One of my favorite Kemetic energies. I adore her so. She can be seen as a symbol of divine retribution. Holy rage, sacred anger, and positive aggression – these states of being are crucial aspects of the Divine Feminine. It’s the female power which ends wars, returns missing children, that seeks justice for the earth and for those who can’t defend themselves. In the context of this reading, Sekhmet’s message to me is that because I see the confrontational tide coming to try and overtake me, that I must take protective measures to save myself. If I can protect myself, set healthy boundaries, and right wrongs against me, I can help protect others. I honor my feelings of anger by acknowledging them instead of pretending everything is fluffy-duffy love-and-light unicorns with rainbows coming out of their butts. And, like a cat or lioness, I shall have to do my protection work stealthfully. After all, I am trying to cultivate the seeds of compassion within me. But, that may mean I’ll have to burn down some weeds on the land to make way for that cultivation. May I have the knowledge to know when to battle overtly and when I battle spiritually.

RETREAT: WHERE DO I NEED TO RETREAT? RITA OF CASCIA – THE PATRONESS OF IMPOSSIBLE CAUSES. I AM MIRACULOUS. MY PRAYERS CREATE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF POSSIBILITY.

Saint Rita of Cascia’s life demonstrates the power of prayer to shift even what appears to be an impossible cause. I immediately get the message that my retreat is to go within. Or, at least to convene with my Higher Self. There’s no reason to seclude myself from the world. I can be in the world and not of it. I retreat into my own internal universe. I can manifest miracles when I choose to be steadfast about something. The main subject about going within involves forgiveness: Because forgiveness isn’t about someone else, it’s about freeing myself. When I go within, I can re-evaluate my priorities and boundaries. Then, within this internal retreat, I can figure out if my external environment is congruent with these values. I cannot change my environment. But, I can transform myself.

CHARGE: WHERE DO I NEED TO CHARGE AHEAD/THROUGH? LALLA – THE SAINT OF SPOKEN WORDS.

Hrm. A saint about master of communication. That makes my Gemini Sun and Gemini Mercury ecstatic! hahaha I need to charge ahead with my renewed practice of reciting mantras to bring about reality through my words. Also, I need to continue to do what makes me happy– writing. Part of my karmic role as revealed in my natal chart is that I have important things to communicate to the world. And, I must do it. Not just for myself, but for the betterment of others. I must also charge ahead in manifesting my intentions by way of various methods of communication. I need to tap into that Mercurial and Psychopomp energy of Hermes. There is power in the word. I must use this power wisely.

Amein v’Amein.

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