Your Halloween Blue Moon Tarotscope

When I think of a blue moon, that saying, “once in a blue moon,” immediately comes to mind. In celebration of Halloween and the blue moon, this tarotscope focuses on what surprised may be in store for each sign from this full moon until the next full moon. Read your sun and moon sign for this special night!

Aries– The Sun.  Surprise victory or success.  Lucky opportunity comes from a Leo.  The sun is shining on all your endeavors til the next full moon.  Make the most of it.

Taurus–The Moon, This card landed neither upright or reversed.  It’s time to get some objectivity about your emotions.  This seems to me like a “void of course” moon in a way.  Don’t make major moves.  Instead, recuperate and reflect on your needs and desires between now and the next full moon.  It may be time for a spiritual retreat.

Gemini--Two cards popped out.  The Knight of Cups and The Hierophant.  Someone may be wanting a big commitment from you.  A trip to the altar? A dream job? Perhaps. Surprises come from Taurus friends or lovers and Pisceans.  It’s time to make a journey of love and creativity.

Cancer–6 of Wands.  You’ll be publicly celebrated between now and the next full moon.  Prepare to be in the public eye.  You’ll be doing a lot of humble bragging under this influence.

Leo–2 of Pentacles, reversed.  Your task til the next full moon is to restore balance.  It’s time to drop the ball on a project that’s outlived its usefulness to you.  If you do this, you’ll receive something greater, but you need to free up space in your life to receive better. 

Virgo–7 of swords reversed.  Something you thought was stolen will be restored to you.  Keep an out for people who don’t have your best interests at heart from now til the next full moon.  Mind your words and ideas and take care with whom you hold counsel.  

Libra–2 of Pentacles, upright.  You’re an expert at balancing and you’re called to teach it–whether you’re balancing someone’s books or doing yoga.  Between now and the next full moon, ask yourself what areas of your life you excel in balancing.  That’s where you’re called to teach, be of service and make money.  

Scorpio–The Hanged Man.  This is also popped out neither upright or reversed.  It’s horizontal.  It’s time to lie down and take stock.  You do need pause and a shift in perspective.  You’re literally off-axis.  Recalibrate between now and the next full moon.  Get grounded and breakthrough. It may be time to impesonate a Taurus friend to find balance.  

Sagittarius–Money is on it’s way to you between now and the next full moon with the Knight of Pentacles.  You’ll have to be patient though, with a process you may find tedious.  The Knight of Pentacle is slow, but rarely gives up.  Keep your tenacity and determination up through the next full moon.  

Capricorn--The Hanged Man with the 6 of Pentacles.  A financial deadlock breaks between now and the next full moon for you, Capricorn.  the money you’ve been praying for will arrive.  Between now and the next full moon keep up an attitude of gratitude and count all your wonderful blessings.  

Aquarius–The World, reversed.  You’re nearing the end of an important cycle, Aquarius.  However, some thing has been left unhealed or unsaid.  Release stubbornness between now and the next full moon.  If you need to say “I’m sorry,” now is the right time.  

Pisces–Your hard work is being noticed, Pisces, by all the right people, between now and the next full moon under the influence of the Three of Pentacles.  Keep up the good work.  You may get an unanticipated promotion or raise.  Honor your excellence and artistry.  Now is a good time to try some new techniques.  

Pluto: An Examination of Conscience

Lately, I’ve been fascinated by how the Christian idea of the devil plays out in astrological terms.  Here’s some thoughts about Pluto and how Pluto manifests as our Western idea of evil or The Devil.

In mythology, Pluto is the king of the dead.  In astrology, Pluto rules that which must be transformed and resurrected. The mythical Pluto is an abductor.  He’s a rapist.  He holds his young niece Persephone captive and makes her a child bride.  Pluto is the taker of innocence.  He entraps Persephone by feeding her pomegranates.  By eating, she doesn’t understand there’s an unspoken contract.  She eats in the land of the dead, therefore, she must stay.  She doesn’t see that Pluto’s gesture of seeming care is a means of binding her to him. Pluto initiates what seems like an eternal winter until Persephone’s mother makes a deal with him and Zeus to get her back, at least part of the time.

“Innocence”–that which is without darkness (Latin: nox).  When Pluto captures Persephone, the darkness settles in.  Barren lands are the dark night of the soul.  There’s no fertility, no life, no joy.  Persephone becomes the queen of the dead.

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She’s powerful.  She has so many subjects, but her kingdom is joyless.  In fact, everyone becomes her subject eventually because everyone dies.

Pluto represents the loss of our naivete, often through shocking, hellish circumstances.  One day we’re fine, picking flowers, closely guarded, as Persephone was.  The next day we’re in situation, perhaps even a “situationship”.  Our innocence cannot be restored.  We’re forever changed by what we’ve seen and heard in the Underworld.  Our quest then is to return to joy, to rediscover what once made us happy, but with more adult eyes.

My Catholic school girl days required regular trips to the confessional, where I had to do an “examination of conscience”, list out my sins and confess them.

A Pluto-themed examination of conscience:

~What is dead in my life?

~Is propping up a “dead” or “dying” situation compassionate or selfish?

~What is rotting that I have not buried?

~What is still torturing me?

~What season is this person, job, project, etc., inhabiting in my life?

~Who am I punishing and why?

~Do I have any unfinished business with dead relatives, friends?

~Do I have someone I’m obsessed with romantically?

~What makes me think I am entitled to be with a particular woman or man?

~How do I manipulate by pretending to care when I really don’t?

~What unspoken agreements have I made with others, with or without their consent?

~What must I cut out to make room for the “new” in my life?

~What “deals with the devil” have I made lately?

~Do I get off on corrupting people or taking them down a peg, especially those who I perceive to be less savvy or experienced than me?

~What are my control issues really hiding?

~Do I get pleasure from overpowering others mentally, physically or emotionally?

~What traps have I laid recently to bind someone or something to me?

~How often do I abuse my power?

~How often do I consider others needs and feelings as I pursue what I want?

~If the person I loved didn’t love me back, would I bless them and release them or would I attempt to further bind them to me?

~In order to be “king” or “queen”, do I beat people down to keep them in their place?

~Do I believe in redemption or punishment?

~What have I hoarded to maintain a sense of closeness?  A sense of control?

~In what areas of my life am I stifling growth or change?

~What secrets am I keeping to maintain control of a situation or person?

~How do I control my fears?

Hell is a very real fear for many people.  There’s many that advocate that hell is not a place, not a chthonic underworld, but a state of mind.

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When you compare the Christian Devil to Pluto, they are similar enough.   Whether or not hell is a destination is debatable, but it’s certainly evident some have a hellish state of mind.

Pluto rules Scorpio-the sign of sex, death, transformation and secrets.  Scorpio rules the liminal time of year before Halloween, a time we confront our deep fears, especially of death.  As humans, many of us make our whole lives about avoiding death, avoiding Pluto, avoiding The Devil.  What if we looked at devilish and Plutonic energies head-on?  How less fearful would we be?  How much needless control would we yield?