|from the Golden Wheel Tarot
by Mila Losenko
Tonight’s full moon is notable for being both a “super moon” (meaning it appears larger due to being closer to earth), and a “blue moon” (which is a popular term for when a full moon occurs twice in a month, due to there being 13 lunar months within our 12 month solar year). Of course, full moons are always magical, but these coinciding factors help build up some extra magical energy.
All manner of magic workings can be done under the full moon. Among other things, this is a good time to affirm the things you desire as already manifested, because as an African—I think Yoruba—expression goes, “When the moon is full, things are fully happening.”
In the tarot deck, we do have a card that is simply labeled, “The Moon,” and whose illustrations usually feature a full moon over a wilderness landscape. While we don’t normally think to carry our Moon card out under the moon, (any more than it might occur to us to bring our Sun card out under the sun), going outside to hold the Moon card up to the moon, (or the Sun card up to the Sun), is a way to create a circuit of energy that makes a connection with our card deck and the greater world of nature.
|from the Everyday Witch Tarot
by Deborah Blake and Elisabeth Alba
By the way, the sun is currently in Virgo, and tonight’s full moon will be in Pisces, which is the sign opposite Virgo in the Zodiac. (Note that full moons always occur in whatever sign is opposite the current sun sign.) Because Pisces is a water sign, this would be an especially good time to visit an east-facing beach, because watching the moon rise out of the water is a magical event in itself. (Tonight’s moon rise is around 8:30 p.m. Eastern time.)