Tarot for Justice: Full Moon in Capricorn

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Today, July 4-5, is a full moon in Capricorn. It is also a lunar eclipse. this makes the impact of this full moon last longer than just the usual 28 days. Momentous shifts are in the cards.

  1. What has reached its peak?

Queen of Cups (Rev)

We are moving through a phase of being ruled by our emotions. A complete release of emotional control brought on by new and unexpected emotions such as extreme empathy, guilt, and shame has ruled the first half of this moon cycle. We are nearing the end of the initial purge of unchecked emotion, allowing us now to enter into a time when we can stop sprinting away from the pain and begin to strategize about the marathon we have ahead.

  1. What needs to be seen? 

Nine of Swords

We cannot bury our head in our hands in despair and ignore the very real actions that we can take to create social change. We must continue to use the means we have at our disposal, including writing, calling, and emailing government officials, to uncover all forms of injustice.

  1. What is is the spotlight? 

Three of Pentacles

We are working on foundational anti-racist skills. Revisiting old texts and discovering new ones. Listening in a new way. Building our toolkit for effecting social change. Assessing what we can do to shift financial capital and create a more even balance fo power.

  1. How am I in relationship to the world? 

King of Cups

Our emotional reserve is our greatest strength right now. We are drawing on both the collective pain and trauma currently being expressed as well as the reserve of joy and strength that is harbored by those working together for social justice. We feel that we are not alone in the fight, perhaps for the first time, and this gives us emotional strength.

  1. What is preparing for release?

Seven of Cups (Rev)

We are no longer dreaming of a “New Age” or peace on earth. The time has come to get up and take action. On this celebration of our false “Independence Day” we waking up to realize that American was never great for Black, indigenous, LGBTQ, or other groups who were never included in the original vision for our democracy. We will not return to the status quo; a new way of being lies ahead

  1. Magic and wisdom of this moon cycle

Three of Wands (Rev)

We have much to learn about how we are to be in community with the new world we are forming. We must continue to gain knowledge, build on skills and relationships that hold us accountable for our anti-racist journey, and develop structures to support the ideas we want everyone to hold as “self-evident” in the future.

Oracle card: Fuchsite (Heart Chakra)

We are healing trauma within to heal trauma without.