Understanding the Full Moon Tarot Spread for a Better Full Moon Ritual

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Full Moons are some of astrology’s biggest events. During this time, major shifts happen, paving the way for life-changing happenings. What better way to welcome it than through a tarot spread? Considering the power of this lunation, you just might get the revelation you need. But first things first. Understanding just how mighty the Full Moon is essential. With this knowledge, you will then be able to create a spread that will help you in your daily life.

What is the Full Moon Meaning?

A Full Moon is, of course, the time when the moon is at its brightest in the sky. With this, it holds so much influence in our lives here on earth. It marks the start of things, as well as endings. This also reveals inner turmoils and chaos that have been left unnoticed. While one may think of this as chaotic, it actually isn’t! A Full Moon encourages order through letting go of the old and accepting the new.

Another thing about Full Moons is that it always happens in a Zodiac sign. It would then follow that its influence is even stronger for natives of that specific Zodiac sign. However, one should not be complacent. No matter where it goes, a Full Moon will still be potent. It is all-encompassing, and holds the promise of cleansing and change to anyone who wants to listen.

Why Should I Do a Tarot Spread for Full Moon?

Truth be told, this is not a requirement. However, people are encouraged to do this so that they will be more aware of what is going on. After all, what the Full Moon says may not always be obvious. Because of its inherent power, a tarot spread may reveal all of these.

Through the reading and interpretation of a tarot deck, the truth will be revealed. With this, you can then proceed into doing the right things. It will be difficult, yes, but you will be able to prevail. With the right Full Moon tarot spread, you will be able to get ahead in life.

How Should I Do a Full Moon Tarot Reading?

Tarot is a very flexible activity. It depends largely on the connection between the cards, its owners, and the universe. With this, there is no one way of doing a Full Moon tarot spread.

Before you do a Full Moon tarot spread, though, you need to prepare your materials. The first thing that you must have is a tarot deck. However, you cannot just pick out just about anything. Before acquiring one, you must be sure that you have an inherent connection to the deck. If you do not have this connection, things may not turn out well.

Other things that you must have is a journal and pen. Taking down notes at every step of the way is important so that you can be guided. Write down your questions, the answers, and your reflections. This way, you will always have something to help you before and after every reading.

When you are ready, you can then start your Full Moon tarot reading. There are three recommended ways for you to do this.

  1. Three Card Tarot Spread
three card tarot spread

This is perhaps the most basic of all tarot spreads. If you are a beginner, this is the best place for you to start! To do this, you must first shuffle your cards. This way, you can be sure that it will be divine influence that will be at work.

Then, pull out three cards. Make sure that you pull them out one by one face down. Take note of the order in which you brought them out. Clear your mind then reveal them one by one.

The first card is the card of revelation. It will tell you what the Full Moon wants you to know. Take note of what came to mind when you flipped it over. It would also help if you also take note of the card’s general meaning. 

Next, flip the second card. This is the card of release. This is what the Full Moon tarot reading wants you to let go of. Again, take note of the mental image, and the card’s meaning. 

Lastly, flip the third card. This is the card of change. Amidst the mundanity of human life, this is what the universe promises you. Like the first two cards, you must pay attention to what you suddenly think of. The same goes for the widely accepted meaning of the card.

Don’t forget to write all of these down! Reflect on all of these and when you are ready, act on what the universe has just told you.

  1. Five Card Tarot Spread

This Full Moon tarot spread is common among tarot pros. This is because it is considered to be more “rounded” compared to other spreads. There is also a wide variation of questions that you can ask! Like the three card spread, interpretation hinges on the cards’ meaning and what you saw when you flipped each one.

Here are a few guide questions that can get you started in your Full Moon tarot reading:

five card tarot spread
If you are seeking for divine guidance:

First card- What is the Full Moon revealing to me?

Second card- What should I let go of?

Third card- What will I welcome next?

Fourth card- What can I use to help me face the future?

Fifth card- What are my spirit guides trying to tell me?

If you are aiming for personal growth:

First card- How do I see myself?

Second card- What are my strengths?

Third card- What should I do to become better?

Fourth card- What is my purpose?

Fifth card- What are things about myself that I should be aware of?

If you are trying to meet a goal:

First card- How have things changed since I first started?

Second card- What are the things that I can be proud of?

Third card- What should I celebrate?

Fourth card- What should I do?

Fifth card- What should I let go of or stop doing?

If you want to resolve a conflict:

First card- What was the cause of the conflict?

Second card- How does one side perceive the situation?

Third card- How does the other side see things?

Fourth card- What are the things that they can meet eye to eye on?

Fifth card- What should I do to make things right?

As you can see, there are so many questions you can ask your Full Moon tarot spread. Pick out the questions applicable to your situation, or make your own! Again, do not forget to take note of all answers and revelations. This way, you will know what is best to do. After all, 

  1. Seven Card Tarot Spread

Now, this isn’t as common, yet it is still useful. This Full Moon tarot spread could come in handy if the other spreads aren’t right for you. For our purposes, the tarot spread here is one you can use when you feel lost. After all, there really are moments when a person just needs that encouragement.

seven card tarot spread

So how should you do this kind of tarot spread? You can follow this general lineup of questions:

First card- What is my current situation?

Second card- Who am I really?

Third card- What are the things that stop me from meeting my goals?

Fourth card- What should I do externally?

Fifth card- What should I do internally?

Sixth card- What can I learn from this experience?

Seventh card- What should I expect from this?

As you pick out the right Full Moon tarot spread for you, make sure that you consider your present situation. If you aren’t too sure, it won’t hurt to start with the basics. Make sure, though, that you don’t keep on reading over and over! Tarot cards can get exhausted too. The more you force it to give the results you want, the less potent it can get. Do one reading every time, and give your tarot deck ample rest.

Are There Other Full Moon Ritual Ideas?

Yes! Considering how big of an astrological event a Full Moon can be, rituals are not too far off. In fact, you can combine other rituals with a Full Moon tarot reading. This way, you can ensure that you will be able to harness the full extent of this lunation. Bear in mind that there are no set steps. You can even make a ritual of your own! But for a starter, the following ritual just may be the best for you:

Gather all the materials you will need. These can range from candles, fireproof bowls, wooden wands, herbs, crystals, and even music. Of course, you must not forget your tarot deck and journal! These are your essential gears, so make sure that you won’t forget them. If there are other things that you feel like bringing along, do so. These can help you get comfortable.

When you are ready, light up your candles and your herbs or wand. Waft them around to cleanse your area, your tarot deck, and yourself. Clear your mind and allow yourself to settle in. After everything has been sufficiently cleansed, snuff out the flames on your wand and herbs.

Shuffle your tarot deck. Make sure that your intention (guidance, encouragement, etc.) is clear in your heart. Once you feel like it is time to pull the cards, make the Full Moon tarot spread that you want. Then, flip the cards one at a time. Make sure that you pay close attention to what it is telling you, and those that come to mind.

Take notes when you have to. This is essential so that you will not forget anything that has been revealed. When you feel like the ritual should end already. Say something like “It is done.” You can even thank the cosmos if you feel like it. If you feel like clapping your hands thrice to formally close it out, then do so.

Don’t forget to recharge your ritual paraphernalia! Say thank you to them and allow moonlight to infuse them with its heavenly light.

I don’t feel like these general rituals are for me. Is there something like a “Full Moon Tarot Spread 2022” that is more specific?

Unfortunately, Full Moon tarot reading doesn’t work that way. Like anything connected to the spiritual world, it relies heavily on one’s relationship with the universe. These ones are not the only ones out there! Given sufficient time, you may even be able to make a Full Moon tarot ritual that is wholly yours.

Take things easy and step by step. Allow yourself to immerse in the spiritual world, and you will come to know what methods are perfect for you. After all, unlike traditional religion, astrology is flexible and accommodating. 

I waited for a long time and didn’t get the things that my Full Moon tarot reading promised. What gives?

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You have to understand that a Full Moon tarot spread is not definitive. It largely depends on your past actions and present situations. Yet, being a human with freewill, you can still change the outcome. Whether or not you are conscious of it, you constantly make choices. If you remember the butterfly effect, it says that even the tiniest choices can have long-term repercussions.

So what could’ve caused this error? It may have been that it is not yet time for this answer to emerge. Perhaps it has been answered in another way, one that you did not expect. Worst case scenario, you overworked your tarot deck. This is fairly common among newbies. This happens when you constantly do a reading and not allow your cards to rest and recharge.

Like most things in life, you need to take care of your Full Moon ritual gear. When you do, they will take care of you too. The next time that a Full Moon rolls around, make sure that they are in prime condition. When you do your Full Moon tarot spread, everything will be far better than when you did it before.

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