This was my spread for the Full Moon in Scorpio this past Sunday. The premise is simple, the center card is the goal or focus for reflection and the adjacent card is the challenge or the obstacle you struggle with to achieve the goal. I was hesitant to post these cards I pulled. In fact, I was hesitant to even reflect on them. Because I've drawn these cards(together and separately) several times since the start of 2018. Six times for The Lovers and eight times for the Four of Swords. Avoidance has been an ongoing challenge for me and vulnerability my goal for this year. This Full Moon harnessed the energy of what I love about most of my Scorpio friends: They push you to the edge of what you know to be true, but would never push you off. So, let's take a plunge.
The Lovers is a card that thrills and excites almost all of us when we pull it. Or a very intense eye roll. No matter what, there’s some kind of dramatic emotional reaction. For that’s what this card is pulling you to do, create a dramatic shift to ones emotional course. The Lovers symbolize a solid foundation built upon mutual respect and trust. Relationships are challenging and, whether you like it or not, they teach us things we are needing to learn. The Lovers aren’t a wild, whirlwind romance. They are a classic, passionate love story, the kind that builds but then matures. Reflection requires that you be transparent about what you have learned and how you will begin to utilize that for the future.
The Lovers have come to urge you to consider a Love such as theirs. Yes, love can be passionate and all consuming. But lasting love requires compromise and consistency. They want you to have standards. They are begging you to not compromise your heart’s desire. To stop settling for love that is easy and take up what is challenging. Because you have the maturity and tools to take up that challenge.
So, what is the complication? In order to take up the challenge presented by The Lovers, the Four of Swords suggests... inaction. Something I detest: action through inaction. The Four of Swords suggests that nothing will be accomplished as long as I am making hasty decisions and charging blindly. This is a time to be still and reflect on what has been learned from the past. The unknown is scary. Lacking control is anxiety inducing. But now is a time for compassion towards my own wounded heart.
The message within this spread? It’s okay to not know what happens next, but we can prepare our heart for what lies ahead.