Sunday, 5 October 2014
Share a Spread Sunday - Full Moon in Aries
8 October 2014
This week the full moon is in Aries, which is associated with the Emperor. I thought it would be fun to look at a 'wisdom reading' from Rachel Pollack's 'Tarot Wisdom'.
First of all, the Emperor, according to Rachel, can be interpreted four ways:
1. The laws of society
2. Divine law
4. Zeus and other kings of the gods
These are pretty standard interpretations, nothing earth-shattering there. The Emperor can be rules, authority, hierarchy, power; the abstract principles of universal laws (such as physics) and/or Creator God; the masculine principle or father figures; or a king of the gods from any pantheon.
So are you feeling manly this week or what? In what ways might you need to take command of a situation, take a leadership role, or act with intent and purpose?
In fact, you could use the questions above for your Full Moon Spread, but I'm going to use the questions from Rachel Pollack's book, and they include a 'wisdom reading'. These are questions that go beyond the personal. These are audacious questions that boldly ask for very BIG answers, questions like 'What is love?' 'What is the meaning of Time?' or 'Who is God?'
This is Rachel's 'personal spread' based on the Emperor:
1. How am I an Emperor?
2. How am I not an Emperor?
3. Where do I need to take charge?
4. What will help me do that?
5. How am I weak?
6. How am I strong?
But then as a last question, she throws in one that is really a 'wisdom reading':
7. What are the rules?
Do you dare to do a draw on that question? I am going to be looking at both spreads this week.