The Challenge: feeling alienated, nihilism, complacency, losing sense of self within a group/crowd, susceptible to mob mentality/mob rule/danger as a result rioting, disconnection from compassion/humanity, feelings of isolation, anxiety or high levels of stress that results in restlessness, insomnia, racing thoughts, being perceived as cold-hearted or becoming too detached from present moment
The Breakthrough/Potential Wisdom: liberation from habitual negative thought patterns, reclamation of heart’s desire, renewed ambition, reinvigorated relationships that had become stagnant or joy-less, infusion of love and hope that lifts spirits enough to recommit to Soul-missions
This Full Moon resurrects our most dreadful thought patterns. Patterns being key, as this is habitual thinking. Those thoughts that we automatically, without question (or even awareness), go to whenever we set out to do something we’ve never done before or seek to make big changes. Like an audio loop that plays over and over and over, we tune it out fairly quickly because… it’s not new. It’s not interesting. But it is controlling us. We don’t even realize that it has programmed us in ways we have yet to fully grasp.
On this Tarot Card aligned with the last decan of the sign of Aquarius (where this Full Moon shines), 6 of the swords come down hard on the (7th) central sword. The central sword, poised in position just like the Ace of Swords, represents the Free mind. Clarity. Authenticity. Original ideas. A revolutionary new perception. And then… all systems fail. Swords are drawn to prevent further disruption from what is already known and believed.
The sudden flash of inspiration or genius idea triggers the same old stories of why it would never work or “who the hell do you think you are?” kind of thoughts that slink us down and put us right back in the place we don’t want to be. The good news is —— this is what we get to let go of with these Full Moon beams. The subconscious melodrama gets lit up.
Under the Futilitarian Regime
Yes, Futilitarian is a real word and defined by Merriam Webster as “one who believes human striving is futile”.
It’s not so much a depressed state of mind. It’s more on the verge of nihilistic, because if striving for something better in life is pointless then it’s not hard to adopt a philosophy of utter meaninglessness.
Under a futilitarian regime, we stop trying. Because, what good will it do anyway if we are destined to fail? Just like we have all those other times. Every embarrassment, failure, heartache or trauma gets stored in a memory bank that magically springs into action and effectively clips our wings just when we want to take flight. There’s a strange interface within our reptilian brains that keeps us in line with the pack, so we don’t stray too far. I mean… it’s dangerous “out there”. In the world. Better to fit in, blend in with the group, where no one is special and we’re all the same. Safety in numbers. Risk being seen as special or breaking a glass ceiling, and you’re on your own. Left to fend for yourself.
Where Nobody Knows Your Name
This primal instinct and tendency towards safety and social status quo (ironically enough) opens the door for a mob mentality take-over. Violent attacks and serious danger run rampant under the veil of a group identity and individual anonymity, where we can literally lose our Self in a sea of faces. This is where everybody thinks the same, and nobody knows your name. A prominent theme in this digital era.
The 7 of Swords symbolizes the Moon in Aquarius, the fluidity and magnetism of the Moon here amplifies those mental fields where we can easily be put under a spell, succumb to peer pressure or get swept up in the swelling tides of a “good” cause that ends up going south, fast.
There is a solution.
But The Heart Wants What It Wants…
It’s no coincidence that Venus is in the heart of The Sun at this time — a time when we most need Venusian comforts. Venus closely aligned with our center-shining Star will fight if she must to keep us grounded in our OWN Light. Our personal desires and unique expression matter and when we forget, if even for a moment, this alliance can pull us back to solid ground to remind us who we (really, truly) are.
During this time, though, we may re-discover what our hearts want through the experience of what we really don’t.
A bit more specifically… we could easily see the cold-hearted candor of a group, friends or even an entire party of people so far off-center that it suddenly hits us. —This is SO not me!
This sudden realization could make way for a swift exit from what is likely to be near-future-pandemonium.
It’s Prime Time For…
Courage! With futilitarian mind-games fully illuminated by the light of the Moon, and our sovereign center fueled by goddess Venus, we can’t help but rise to the occasion. Whatever has been keeping us the same as everybody else (certainly not ruffling any feathers or standing out), feeling lack-lustre under the reigns of an agenda that is so far removed from what we actually want that we’d have to dull alllllll of our senses to ignore it — it gets easier to break FREE. In the name of Sovereignty. In the name of Equality and Opportunity. (Supportive beams from Jupiter shining on Venus and Sun) In the name of Love.