Get clear on where you’ve been, how far you’ve come, and how to make the most of Saturday’s powerful full moon.
On Saturday, October 28th, 2023, a lunar eclipse coincides with the Taurus full moon.
Lunar eclipses come with many gifts: they help us get clear on our feelings, shine light into the shadows, and let go of old patterns for good.
With this lunar eclipse, we are particularly looking at how we’ve learned and evolved over the past two years.
This tarot spread is inspired by (but not identical to) one of my all-time favorites: the horseshoe spread from The Witches Tarot by Ellen Dugan.
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On the morning, day, or evening of the full moon / eclipse, sit comfortably. Perhaps light a candle and some incense. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Relax your body and center your mind.
While holding your tarot deck in both hands, call on the Divine in any way that feels right to you. Silently or aloud, say or think something like, “Thank you for giving me clear and helpful insight into how I’ve healed and evolved since November 2021. Thank you for revealing what it will be most helpful for me to know.”
Shuffle your deck in any way and for any length of time. Cut the deck once, twice, or three times. Then remove the top seven cards, arranging them from left to right, as pictured above.
Card One: Where You Started
In November of 2021, what was going on with you? What challenges were you looking at? How were you feeling the tug to learn, grow, heal, or improve?
Card Two: How You Evolved
Over the last two years, how have you changed for the better? What feelings shaped you, and what did they have to teach? How did your most painful challenges carve greater wisdom into your being?
Card Three: Who You Are Now
Now that you’ve completed the narrative arc of these past two years, who are you now? Where do you stand, and what does the view look like from here?
Card Four: How to Move Forward
Now that you’ve come out on the other side, here’s how to crush it as you go forth from here.
Card Five: Light Shining On Shadows
What hidden emotions played a role in your journey? What have you learned about yourself that has surprised you? What cosmic secrets have been whispered in your ear?
Card Six: Old Patterns You’ve Released
Rejoice, for you are now speeding away from old patterns that no longer serve. Here are the ruts you’ve busted out of and the tired old programming that is now in your rearview mirror, quickly fading from view.
Card Seven: The Culmination and Completed Arc
All things considered, here’s where you have arrived and what to expect moving forward. Congratulations. You’ve shown up for this cycle and made it through.
You won’t see the whole journey: you never will. Don’t rush anything. Connect with the earth, integrate the lessons you’ve learned, and breathe into the wisdom you received.
When you remember to meditate, connect with nature, and consult with the Divine, you’ll know what you need to know when you need to know it. Consciously, intentionally synchronize with divine timing so you can rest when it’s time to rest and act when it’s time to act.
Did you try this tarot spread for the full moon lunar eclipse? How did it go? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.