This week’s reading couldn’t be any more appropriate considering what is going on in the heavens in the upcoming days, as full moons and lunar eclipses highlight internal cleansing and releasing along with introspection and connection with Spirit. Luckily for us we have a full moon lunar eclipse occurring on the 14th/15th, so it is the perfect time to go within and leave behind all that no longer serves us.
We start the week with the Listening card. If prayer is talking to the Divine, then meditation is listening. Now is the perfect time to check in with yourself. Ask your higher self and Spirit what and who you need to release so that you may express yourself to the fullest of your potential. For many of us, it’s a time to finally leave behind behaviors, patterns, and limiting beliefs that hold us back. Listen from your heart and you will be sure to hear the message correctly. In addition to meditation, look for messages and signs around you that can add further insight into your queries. The Divine will speak to us in any way that we are willing to receive, and many times that is through another person, a piece of music, a picture, or the owl that is hooting outside your window. Remember to ask for the message and then be open to it.
Release with the full moon by Cleaning House. The energies of 2014 have been prompting us to let go of old stuff and we have been doing a lot of work in this respect. As we become more in alignment with ourselves, we continue to shift and grow. Now is the time to hand over all that currently doesn’t support your highest good. A full moon ceremony is a perfect way to do this, but you can do it casually even – it’s the intention and the alignment with it more than anything else that carries the weight in this exercise. Write down all that you wish to release and then symbolically dispose of it by either carefully burning the paper or ripping it up. Create a prayer to accompany it so that the energy of the items will be carried away by the winds. What you clear now will allow you the space to invite in what you truly desire. As with any intention, you must be ready to align to it with integrity, so after you let go of the past and your baggage, be willing to stay disconnected from it. When you feel the pull to cling, remind yourself that the weight of the past will only deter you from moving towards the fulfillment of your dreams.
The energy of the full moon will stay with us for several days following the actual date of it. Now that you are a clear and open vessel, the Moonlight card asks you to connect more fully with your intuition. As you consider where you are heading, trust the answers that come to you. Your hunches are spot on right now, so believe in yourself, your insights, and the direction that Spirit is leading you. Get clear, and let her know exactly what your intention is so that she may guide you in the right direction. As stated above, remember that the Divine speaks to us in many ways. Keep an open mind and heart, use discernment, and open to your higher truth.
This week’s reading is from The Enchanted Map oracle card deck by Colette Baron-Reid.