The Challenge: dis-empowerment, isolation, aggression, censorship, repressed feelings, feeling too held back or tied down/not free, strong fear of rejection/disapproval/punishment, perception/vision limited, inhibition/resisting natural impulses, low-vitality or general tiredness, irrational/ideological/moral debates that go too far/cause harm, feeling overburdened by obligations, perception of oppression
The Breakthrough/Potential Wisdom: recognition and release of inhibitions/restrictions, willingness to take greater responsibility of one’s own choices/actions, individual freedom of expression/communication, revival of Free Spirit within, adventurous or inspiring energy directed at higher purpose, daring speech laser-focused on important issues, bringing opposites together toward one highly beneficial purpose
The 10 of Wands shows what too much restriction can do, and how harmful it can be. This is an omen… a sign of the times to come. So, take note. Better yet, dare to be free and demand it for all. And by all, I mean all. Both sides, every side of the spectrum. This is a chance to open up and release habits that only perpetuate suffering.
Aleister Crowley, creator of the Tarot deck I use, describes the 10 of Wands as showing us “the Force detached from spiritual sources”, and I’ll add — to the Nth degree. As this one synced with the final degrees of Sagittarius, the last fire sign of the Zodiac — making it out to be extreme. The most destructive nature of the element of fire is revealed through this card.
Add in the correlation of this being a #10 card, which correlates it with Fortune, the Tarot card representative of Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius and this Full Moon. Extra potent, but also extra potential and opportunity. So, let’s use it wisely!
My Luck, My Love, My God. . .
With this moon, we get an opportunity to choose to honor our own views, beliefs and whole-life philosophies without forcing them on anyone else. This is the difference between a devout religious person living according to their own values and respectfully honoring yours - so much so that the fact that you have differing views is unimportant, as it should be…, and a bible-thumping evangelist banging on your door ready to cast out your demons and punish you for your “sins”.
We can see a little more clearly now how one way has turned into “the only way", forsaking and punishing all other ways of expression. Anything outside the established mode of operand or narrative is suffocated,
Individually, we can come to see how we have not taken enough risks or dared to venture outside of our own comfort zone enough to make our dreams a reality. We may notice where hold back, or even punish ourselves — not saying what we desperately want to say or doing what we want to do.
With the tens of the Tarot, it;s not just about us as individuals, though. We can succumb to the fear all around us.. We learn what happens when someone colors outside the lines or challenges what is now mainstream and authoritative. We may not even realize it’s gotten so out of hand until it happens.
Dare to be free and brave and bold with this Full Moon, but laser-focused with your magic wand or arrow. Know what matters most and open up to be inspired + supremely divinely supported along the way. Be the Good you wish to see in the world.
If you love a good Full Moon ritual, here are a few ideas to work with this extreme energy. Use this one to create something new symbolizing your authentic expression, or invoke an opportunity to be a force for Good. Show gratitude for the freedom you have. Call on a Higher Creative Power to support you in being brave.
It’s Divine Time For Centering
And just in time for the powerful Eclipse portal opening…
With Neptune in Pisces harmoniously reaching out to Mercury and the North Node of the Moon in Cancer while Saturn in Capricorn (and the South Node of the Moon) oppose them, the timing is perfect to center yourself.
What does that mean? Figure out what you need to feel balanced, rooted and safe inside.
We could easily get “fired up and tired of the ways that things have been” — as the song goes [Believer}.
I like what Marina of DarkStar Astrology says about this Moon… “What it really comes down to is being able to trust the universe enough to hope it takes you to where you need to be.”