Here is the Full Moon Alchemical Reading for the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Libra.
The purpose of this reading is to decipher the current energies related to the Full Moon, and to guide and inform us on how to best work consciously with energy so that we will benefit. This reading takes us from the Full a Moon forward 2 weeks until the New Moon. The cards are drawn as close as possible to the apex of the Full Moon, and consist of an animal totem from the Medicine Card deck, a card from the Goddess Oracle deck, and a crystal ally from the Crystal Oracle deck. Together, these cards inform our primordial selves with information that has been deeply encoded in our psyche for many lifetimes.
The overall message of this reading speaks to self-empowerment and slowing down to avoid burnout, speaking one’s truth, and gaining clarity, wisdom, and healing through sharing with members of the same gender.
Elk – Elk medicine teaches that pacing yourself will increase your stamina. While you may not be the first one to arrive at your goal, you will arrive without being burned out. And, you will have the energy to further advance your goal. Take care, and don’t push too hard. Often, the longer, slower route allows for situations to resolve themselves along the way. Feed your vitality with good food, rest, vitamins, and the equilibrium that comes from pacing yourself.
Elk also have a sort of warrior energy in that they honor the company of their own gender, except at mating time. As you discover the strength and healing gained from loving the gender that is your own, you will feel the fellowship that arises from similarity of experience.
Ask yourself if you need to seek the company of your own gender for a while. Or, if you need to honor your desire for companionship with with the opposite sex, and feel the excitement of mating season.
Turquoise – Don’t be afraid to speak your truth. A situation that is causing you concern may easily be resolved by expressing how you truly feel. By communicating your feelings and preferences clearly and honestly, all concerned will be relieved. At present, others are rather confused because they sense that all is not the way you are purporting it to be. Turquoise worn at or around the throat chakra, aids in clear communication, and will ease any fear you have regarding how your communication is received by others.
Artemis – A virgin goddess, whole and complete unto herself, Artemis speaks of selfhood. She asks if you’ve been taking time for yourself, or if you’ve been giving too much away? Do the boundaries of your selfhood seem blurred and indistinct. Do you feel you have no right to a self of your own, but must always be thinking of others, putting their needs first? Has this caused you to become unfamiliar with who you are and what you want?
Now is the time to come in to yourself. Pay attention the whispering voices of your own needs. Now is the time to take yourself back, and celebrate who you are. Wholeness is nurtured when you honor, respect, and give time to yourself. How can you expect to shoot an arrow to hit your target if you don’t have a self from which to shoot? Call back your power. Collect the pieces of yourself that you gave away. Retrieve those parts of you that were lost to others, to hurtful situations, and tragedy. Strengthen your Self and feel empowered. Then create your life anew.