The height of this lunar cycle comes in the days around the full moon arriving overnight April 5th to 6th (exact at 12:34 am ET, time zone converter), and offers a revelation about how the energies initiated on the March 21st new moon are developing. That new moon, guided by its association with The Emperor, invites exploration of power and a joining with others in expressing our power from within. Out of the full moon revelation, we are issued an invitation to return a gift to the world in the final weeks of the cycle.
The astro-Tarot correspondences align this full moon with Justice, the archetype of social and spiritual justice, cause and effect, truth, right order, and balance. So during this full moon time, Emperors – and all of us walking the Emperor’s path this moonth – stand in Justice’s light to be judged on how they have exercised their power in service to the Whole.
In 2020 the new and full moons had similar timing and I experimenting with sharing my lunar musings via video. Some of my musings were specific to our pandemic situation, but the wisdom found in the cards seems still so applicable. You can lick through to explore more about this 2020 encounter with “the lunar diamond” that can concentrate our power, and the wisdom of Rachel Pollack‘s Raziel Tarot.
To continue to grow our power offered in service of Justice, Love, and the Whole during these full moon days, you might do one or combine all of these practices:
- Moon bathe by sitting or lying under a window or outside on the ground. Feel the unique strength of the moon’s light. Let go of your thoughts and soak in the glow.
- Take out any reading or your reflections from the new moon and look at them in a new light. How does your understanding of the cards shift now that time has passed and light has shifted? (If you haven’t done a reading yet, no problem, just do it now under the light of the full moon. You can try the one included in the new moon post.)
- Bring out The Emperor and Justice cards from your Tarot deck and connect them to your new moon reading / reflections. You could place/imagine these cards on either side of your reading or above and below, and then look at how they add meaning into the story your original cards offered you.
- Reflect on the questions raised from this alignment of The Emperor and Justice: How to ground myself in Love to serve Justice? How to best express my power from within? What shadow or constriction do I need to look at to liberate my power? What is my unique way of being active for Justice at this time? Feel free to pull cards to gain insight into these questions. You may want to engage in Visio Divina to find the layers of wisdom within the cards.
When you are done, remember to offer gratitude for what you have received. Consider what gift you now want to return to the world. Pulling a card for guidance on the gift is always a fine thing to do. In the coming weeks and before the moon returns to dark around April 18th, offer your gift to the world.