The Star || Deck: The Fountain Tarot
Full moons draw our attention to polarities. The push and pull between opposite but interconnected energies. A full moon in Aries highlights the polarity of “I” (Aries) and “us” (Libra), singular action and shared peace. Where is the line between our collective identity and our individuality? Where do I end and you begin? The tarot card that I pulled for this full moon is the Star. The Star invites us to consider the question: where does the responsibility lie when it comes to our healing?
The answer is that healing is for all of us or it’s for none of us. Each of us has a role to play, and we must all take responsibility for the impact that we have on others, on nature, on the collective. Aries says if that means we have to burn down whole systems to bring peace, then that is what must be done. It’s not even a purge in the eyes of Aries - it is full throttled BEing (the words of Aries are “I am”). And if a few things gets burned along the way, then that just means it was time for a new beginning anyway.
Though it gives us a good start, this sort of energy is ultimately not built to last. Libra can refine this process and helps us bridge the gap between our impulses and serving the greater good. Libra helps us articulate what the burning actually is - an honoring of balance, a way to serve justice and account for the needs of the many over what we as individuals want right now.
In the tarot, the Star is a card that is the calm after the storm of the Tower. It is a moment of reception and integration of psychic downloads after massive change (either internal or external). The Star in the Fountain Tarot deck is one of the more active depictions of this card I have seen. You get the sense that when we pull this card, we are truly choosing our wellness and connection to divine. It is a reclamation of the self through healing. It reminds us that the we are the champions of our own worth and destinies. Healing is not a passive act, nor is it something that occurs only in one moment. It is an action that we have to choose over and over through the cultivation of awareness in alignment with our highest and best good.
When we choose to heal ourselves, we heal generations, those that came before us and those who will come after us. As above, so below. Similarly, what we experience inwardly, is also what we bring out into the world. Do not allow whitewashed stories of love and light fool you - this is deeply powerful work that takes many revolutions of the heart to accomplish. These revolutions often come as a response to injustices that we face in this world - systemic racial and gendered violence, generational trauma, and the internal havoc that they cause.
This full moon is bringing so much of this pain to light. With Venus in Scorpio and an upcoming Mercury retrograde in the same sign, we are invited to get to the heart of these ills and transform them into opportunities for radical change and rebirth. This is a moment for far-reaching healing, if we choose to make room for big risks and deep reflection.
What has been coming up for you personally, emotionally, and spiritually during this full moon phase? Leave a comment to start a discussion!
Alia Walston is a traveling writer and intuitive making connections between the challenges and ecstasies of our evolution