What Will the Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse Reveal?
Take a deep breath and buckle up. You can prepare for a bumpy ride.
Full Disclosure: I did not draw Kali Ma three times from the three different decks. No, the Goddess Kali came to me Monday morning in a dreamlike state of a self-guided meditation to the Akashic Realm. Although I was familiar with her goddess name, I had no idea who she was or what she represented until later when I went to my decks. I’m still reeling from what I discovered.
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This is going to be somewhat of an unusual edition of Tarot Tuesday, but these are highly unusual times. Normally, I pull one to three cards for the collective and share the reading. What transpired for me yesterday, however, usurps precedence.
I’m going to backtrack a bit to put the story in a frame of reference.
This year and the past two months specifically have brought significant astral events such as eclipses, equinoxes, full moons, transits (when a planet moves from one constellation into another in its orbit around the sun), and more of the usual events we see yearly. However, since March, we have witnessed several of these powerful cosmic events happening together, multiplying the effect on the collective as well as on each of us individually.
Just for reference on how intensely these movements affect the energy on Earth, historic events that occurred when these same transits happened together in the past include the French and American revolutions, King Henry VIII leaving the Catholic Church and establishing the Church of England, and the publishing of Copernicus’ work indicating that the Earth revolved around the Sun, not the other way around. In other words, world-paradigm changing events.
The degree of influence on our personal lives will depend on our individual natal charts, but no one is escaping some level of shake up. And it’s not short-term movement…these transits will have effects for years. I’m not an astrologer, so I won’t get into the specifics of the events, but I highly recommend having your chart read—especially if you haven’t ever had a astrological reading or one this year.
What is of importance here and what I want to bring to your attention is what’s happening this week. Friday, May 5, 2023 will be a Full Moon in Scorpio and a penumbral lunar eclipse (when the sun, moon, and Earth are imperfectly aligned, and Earth blocks some of the sun’s light from reaching the moon’s surface, casting a shadow).
As the subtitle of this newsletter suggests, you may want to buckle up for a bit of a bumpy ride. These lunar events in Scorpio are in direct opposition to the Sun in Taurus. What does that mean?
“The Taurus-Scorpio polarity deals with the balance between all that is mine (Taurus) and all that is yours (Scorpio). It also emphasizes the concept of form (Taurus) versus transformation (Scorpio). While Taurus deals with matter, personal values, material goods, possessions, and security, Scorpio rules the destruction of form, shared possessions, change, and transformation. The Sun in Taurus encourages happiness with the simple, tangible things in life, while the Scorpio Moon draws our attention to complexities, intangibles, and mysteries.
Neglecting either end of the axis will surely backfire on us. Ideally, a balance should be found between the two energies, and this is what the Full Moon invites us to do. This Full Moon is about emotional declarations. Something has been building inside of us, likely of an intimate nature, and now is the time when the energy of the cosmos fairly demands that we let it out.”
Full Moons are times of bringing hidden issues to light for resolution or release. Following the historic transits and cosmic events of March and April, this week’s approaching lunar combo-punch has the effect of amplifying the energy of challenge and upheaval we are already experiencing. Your stuff is rising up and it’s time to deal with it, once and for all.
And this is where my story of Kali Ma’s appearance at this particular time becomes significant and warrants a triple-header photo opportunity atop this page.
Kali Ma to the Rescue
As previously mentioned, everyone is experiencing the effects of the cosmic shifts collectively and individually, based on her own chart. I have had two astrological readings since last fall and did my own year-ahead Tarot reading for 2023, but still got hit hard despite the forewarning. Although I was still standing, it was on very wobbly legs—until Kali Ma appeared to me yesterday morning with a message for me to bring to the world. So pay attention :)
In the past two months, I’ve dealt with major shake-ups in my life, professionally and personally. It rocked me to the core and forced me to examine my belief systems and where my ideas truly come from. Ideas such as sense of self-identity and how my values align (or don’t) with my actions. To cope, I used many techniques I’ve learned in the energy-healing program I’m taking (to be described in a future newsletter) with mixed success.
I thought I had it handled, only to be set back when just the memory of the event would trigger me again. This happened several times and I finally gave it up to the Divine. Yes, I asked the Universe, my angels, spirit guides, Heavenly Family, and any divine being of the most high to intervene on my behalf and help me uncover and heal whatever wound within me was preventing me from moving on. That was Sunday night.
Monday morning I awoke early after a sound sleep, which is unusual for me. But being rested, I didn’t want to try to go back to sleep. Instead I went into a daybreak meditation without a specific goal. After grounding myself, I was directed to take my focus up through the chakras to the Akashic Realm.
Without getting into the specifics of the precise details of how that’s done safely, I was accompanied by the archangel of my choice (never do this alone!) to a private room where I was met by a goddess or priestess, I wasn’t sure. The name Kali or Callie came up for me, but I was not certain at the moment if that was because it was a name I knew.
As I approached the figure, the name Kali came through loud and clear. I knew she was a goddess but wasn’t sure what she represented. She held an orb of light and spoke to me. As this was early morning and I was in a dreamlike state, my attention wandered. I was abruptly sent back to my body and told that she would not continue if I wasn’t going to listen carefully.
Whoa! That never happened to me before! I repeated the process of ascending to the Akasha with my angel and returned to the room with my apology. Kali continued. She said she’d heard my prayer asking for help and those of many others who also wanted to free themselves of past traumas and injuries.
She told me it was in my power to have what I wanted and that I was the oracle priestess I was seeking. She handed me the orb of light. As I accepted the gift, I released all doubts and fear, all baggage and memories that were weighing me down. She did not facilitate the release, I did, but she embued me with the courage for the act.
The orb is the gift of enhanced psychic vision in my third eye (6th chakra). I have also been entrusted with the directive to share the light (wisdom) the orb reveals to me. I thanked her and returned to my body, again accompanied by my archangel.
There was a period of integration upon my return, and I felt guided to keep my eyes closed for what seemed like a long period of time. I experienced the physical sensations in body as the download settled and I noticed my visual sense of intuition was noticeably sharper. Previously my visual intuitive sense was more like a metaphor in my mind than an actual picture. Now I could see the images as well hear the words.
When I felt ready to open my eyes the first thing I did was reach for a book on my nightstand: Kyle Gray’s Divine Masters, Ancient Wisdom. I looked up Kali and found an entry for Kali-Ma. From the first paragraph:
“Kali-Ma is the Hindu goddess of death and rebirth. She is the destroyer of evil forces and protector of liberation. In the Hindu pantheon, she is the most powerful expression of the life-force energy in Divine form.”
As my eyes (which were practically popping out of my head at this point) scanned down the page, I read:
“If you are feeling the need to bust through blockages in your way, preventing you from expressing who you truly are, call on Kali-Ma. Like a fiercely protective mother, she will help you get to grips with the truth you need to know and own in order to move forward.”
Knowing I needed the fortification of my morning tea and coffee, I got up and continued my research after I felt fully present. As I found the Kali card in each oracle deck, I pulled it out and looked up the reference in the corresponding guide book.
Since today’s spread is not actually drawn from a deck, instead of giving you my interpretation, I’m going to supply the messages from the mystics who created each deck.
(Note: Each of the resources spells Kali’s name slightly differently…I’ve used the form the author used in each of their descriptions. Since there doesn’t seem to be an accepted correct spelling, my personal preference is Kali Ma, but I will defer to the authors’ choices in their own writings.)
From Meggan Watterson’s The Divine Feminine Oracle:
Kali. The Mother of the Universe. Kali embodies the ultimate wake-up call to get us aligned as soon as possible with what we came here to do…. Kali is the feminine that’s called on when the masculine has gone out of balance within us and in the world. Kali slays false ego, beliefs, and illusions…. She is the divine protectress and mother of the universe because she can cut through illusion and grants us the reality our soul came here to manifest. (Affirmation) I release all that does not serve me. It’s time to be the Truth of who I am.
From Kyle Gray’s Keepers of the Light Oracle:
Kali-Ma: Facing Fear. Major spiritual changes are unfolding. This is your chance to soar…. This is a time when you are able to look fear in the eye and move away from it. Fear is just energy and energy can be changed…. You are being filled with courage of spirit to move from this phase of your life to the next. Trust the process. You can call on Kali-Ma to help you release your fear and step into a space that’s strong, focused, and courageous.
From Sophie Bashford’s Goddesses, Gods & Guardians Oracle:
Kali Ma. Spiritual transformation. You are entering a phase of phenomenal transformation. The time has come to be nothing less than your spectacular true self. (Affirmation) “Out of chaos comes Divine Order. My spirit soars with the truth.”
I believe my vision yesterday was intended to be the impetus for me to find these descriptions and deliver them to you today. The perfection of timing cannot be denied. This is exactly what we need to know to transverse difficult times and most definitely to navigate these days of uncertainty and upheaval.
New times, new ways, new paradigms are emerging. In order to go forward, we must be honest about what no longer serves us and release whatever or whoever does not support our highest good. We cannot take old baggage with us into the new world.
For me, one of the things holding me back was fear of condemnation or ridicule for speaking my truth. This newsletter today marks a new beginning for me, which I plan on continuing in future issues of Tarot Tuesday, TGIF, and everything else I publish in the future.
You may or may not share my views, you may be inspired to share your own, or you may not have an opinion about it at all. I speak for myself only, and I can tell you that feeling free to express my truth is the greatest gift I’ve received in this lifetime, and I intend to use it until the day comes that I can no longer string words together into sentences.
“If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.” —Issac Asimov
We can view the cosmic movements or energy shifts that are bringing our shadow sides up for inspection as curses or gifts. We are always at choice. My suggestion if you desire peace in your life is to ride the wave and take the bumps in stride. Ask for help if you need it. As long as you decide to own your choices and live your truth, you will survive and thrive—and isn’t that what we’ve come here to do?
A good deal more came through for me in that trip to the Akashic Realm, which I plan to share in future newsletters, beginning with the TGIF you will receive this Friday, May 5. But what about you? If you’re interested in a private reading, I offer intuitive sessions with Tarot and Oracle cards as well as Akashic readings. Contact me if you’re interested.
Until next time…My best, Shelley
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