Have you ever had one of those moments where your emotions are so randomly bright, intense, and heightened that they become impossible to ignore or control? Maybe don’t just brush it off as an intense mood swing quite yet — there’s always more to unpack behind the scenes!
These kinds of moments are often easily explained by what is going on in the stars at that given point in time. Particularly during a Full Moon, we are called inward to self-examine, to remember our full potential, and realign with ourselves on a deeper level.
On October 1st, we will experience a Full Moon in Aries, a fiery, passionate, and open sign that is unlikely to sugarcoat. Although we will often experience this energy differently from person to person, there is undoubtedly a power that exists within this Full Moon for everyone to harness.
Using the Tarot, we can find out what that power will be for you! Let’s dive in.
A 5-Card Tarot Spread for Full Moon in Aries
Turn to your favorite deck of Tarot cards to inquire about this Full Moon in Aries and how it will impact you using this spread. You can use it before, on the day of, or even after the Full Moon for your reflection.
- What is the energy for this Full Moon for me?
- How will the Full Moon in Aries impact my emotions?
- What feelings can I expect to see arise?
- What is the best way to work with this Full Moon?
- What potential will be awakened from this Full Moon?
Below is an example of what this spread might look like in practice. Don’t forget to save this graphic to refer to this spread anytime that you want!
1. What is the energy for this Full Moon for me?
As a Tarot card of immense changes and destruction, you might expect to see many internal and perhaps even external changes due to this Full Moon with the Tower here.
At the time of their occurrence, it may really seem like the world as you knew it is crumbling to pieces, but in truth it is to clear a better path for a new, brighter future. Brace yourself for the changes, and be open to the blank slate that will soon follow.
2. How will the Full Moon in Aries impact my emotions?
5 of Wands
The 5 of Wands is a card of social conflict and disputes. On an internal level, however, this may manifest as you fighting yourself emotionally and mentally — feeling torn between different directions.
Alternatively, you may also feel more “on edge” than usual and find yourself easily annoyed with the words of others. Be gentle with yourself and grant yourself ample alone time while this passes.
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3. What feelings can I expect to see arise?
8 of Pentacles
Despite the spunky and fiery cards we have seen so far, the 8 of Pentacles indicates that the emotions you may experience in reality have more to do with earthly matters — finance, money, home, and stability, for example.
With the added context of this card, we now know that the conflicts seen earlier may have to do with frustrations surrounding these areas of your life.
4. What is the best way to work with this Full Moon?
7 of Pentacles
Unlike the 8 of Pentacles which discusses what we work on at any given time, the 7 of Pentacles focuses much more on the how. It reminds us that pause, reflection, and planning are not only worthwhile activities, but necessary ones in order to achieve the results that we are aiming for.
In other words, this card in this position reminds you to take things slowly, one step at a time, no matter how high your emotions are running during the Full Moon!
5. What potential will be awakened from this Full Moon?
Nothing is really off the table when it comes to The World card! You can expect… just about anything to be awakened from within, and for all possibilities in your wildest imagination to come to life.
However, given the purposeful nature of The World, the only requirement is that it must be highly aligned with your true self, nature, and purpose.
A Relevant Reminder…
Sometimes, especially during the Full Moon in Aries, the way that we process or experience our emotions may not be as elegant as we would like. After all, we are only human, and we can’t always expect to have all of the answers.
No matter how bold, intense, or uncontained our emotional state may seem or feel at any given time, we can easily rely on tools like the Tarot to shed some light onto our situation and give us the proper way out.
Using a Tarot spread like this as a resource can help you feel more aligned and in control of yourself, your situation, and the path ahead — so feel free to refer to it and your reflections of your reading whenever you feel lost!
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