Full Moon Cycle of Virgo
February 19 - March 20
The overall theme or lesson of the Full Moon in Virgo cycle is about the term 'virginity' particularly in its older meaning, which was in being single or without a partner, something that is 'pure' as in being of one substance. This is the time of the year when the Earth herself is barren and without vegetation however she is no longer metaphorically the old woman after the harvest but she has renewed herself and her infertility has become more like that of a the pre-pubescent waif. This card relates to the idea of the high priestess who seeks only her own council.
This full moon takes on the qualities of the High Priestess who is the barren earth of early spring. The quiet moon of the Virgin earth has great power that lies dormant within her. She is the barren landscape, pure and empty space, soon to be awakened by the growing strength of the Sun. The term “Virgin” in its earliest form simply means not taking a partner or not staying with a man. Unfortunately this term has taken on a modern, puritanical meaning, narrowly defined as being celibate. The High Priestess represents the Maiden in the ancient Lunar Trinity of Mother, Maiden, Crone. She is a time of freedom and daydreams when one analyzes the choices at the gateway to fulfillment. This moment of contemplation is of paramount importance as it is the decision one makes just before irreversible change.
The New Moon in Pisces-Time for a new beginning
The image for the four of wands is a late winter garden patch; the snow has begun to melt exposing the brown mud beneath. Remnants of last year’s
activity or construction.
Traditional tarot meaning: a celebration, coming of age, the harvest
The First Quarter Moon in Gemini- The use of scale models to display your ideas.
This card reflects the student who learns from his teacher and the teacher who learns from his student. Expanding on what you know through experimentation leads to a profound discovery. Being at the edge of discovery requires use of the microcosm to understand the macrocosm. Inspiration and understanding comes from the use of scale models, math formulas, blue prints, preliminary sketches, and the rough draft, a few notes jotted on paper.
Traditional tarot meaning: turning away from the past with hope for the future
In a reading: This card represents the understanding of complex systems by the use of scale models. Technology used in the process of teaching.
The Full Moon in Virgo -The prepubscent waif, the powerful feminine.
There is a saying among educators as any 10 year old girl what she wants to be when she grows up and you will get an entire list of possiblities. Ask again as puberty hits and the same girl will not know. This is the power of the singular female. Every woman as she passes from her fertility gets to have this inner child back. Do you remember who you were when you were 10 years old?
In a Reading: This card represents the discovery of hidden talents. It also signifies the joy of trying something new without the ego‚ fear of failure. This is a powerful card for sticking to your own plans and doing something you have always wanted to do without any guilt holding you back from unbridled selfish fun. When seeking information about timing this card would represent the beginning or just before.
Traditional tarot meaning: a blond child, and the element fire
The Last Quarter Moon in Sagittarius- Something you have waited for is at hand.
After a period of introspection and healing you feel ready to come out into the fresh cool air. There is a short pause before entering the sunny glade. In the distance a unicorn beckons and a boat has come in to shore.
Traditional tarot meaning: long term planning, a person with control over their life.
In a Reading: This card seems to be a gateway card as if some kind of inner work is on the edge of being completed before venturing out into the public domain.
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