What Do Moon Phases Mean?
Throughout human civilization we’ve used the moon phases as an indicator of time. Knowing when the moon shifts into a new position allows us to plan accordingly. For example, many farmers today still take moon phases into consideration to know when the best time to plant and harvest crops are. Not only can we use the moon to indicate when’s the best time to fish or plant food but we can also use it to track feminine cycles! Originally, Native Americans used the moon as an indicator of seasons and also associated specific names to each reoccurring full moon. Unfortunately there aren’t names associated to any new moons but each new moon stations itself in a reoccurring sign throughout the year. It’s station allows us to interpret its cyclical influence.
A new moon is significant because it’s the beginning of a new lunar cycle. A lunar cycle is very similar to how a regular calendar portrays its starting date with 1 and ends with 31. The only difference is a lunar month begins when the moon is nearly invisible to the naked eye. She begins to reveal herself slowly again over the course of 29ish days.
How To Work With The Full Moon
Some witches, including myself, like to use the lunar calendar instead of a regular calendar because we believe in nature’s interconnectedness. We too work in cycles, so why not work with the moon? The full moon phase is a time of culmination. This is the time when the intentions you set on the new moon come into fruition. There are a variety of rituals and spells you can cast on a full moon to celebrate. However, one of the most common and great practices for witches is tarot reading. The tarot can offer you insight into your subconscious and may help you navigate your path during this particular cycle.
The full moon stations on October 31, 2020 at 7:49 AM PST and will be stationed direct in the sign of Taurus. In order to help you step into your highest self throughout this phase , I’ve created a Full Moon in Taurus Tarot Spread.
If you’re similar to me and have a hard time remembering what cards you pull for a reading, it’s okay! I recommend recording or writing it down and to use it throughout the cycle as a reminder to help keep you in alignment.