Full Moon: Open up to your Metamorphosis

Decks used: The Wild Unknown 6 of Wands (Kim Krans), Ceccoli Tarot 3 of Swords (Nicoletta Ceccoli, Lo Scarabeo), The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Moth (Kim Krans), Emily Dickinson Tarot Empress (Factory Hollow Press)

Decks used: The Wild Unknown 6 of Wands (Kim Krans), Ceccoli Tarot 3 of Swords (Nicoletta Ceccoli, Lo Scarabeo), The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Moth (Kim Krans), Emily Dickinson Tarot Empress (Factory Hollow Press)

This Full Moon, let's channel the energy of some of the most well-loved members of the insect fam, the butterfly and the moth. These two creatures already hold so much symbolism in and of themselves. We always hear what it's like to be a moth to a flame (cue: Janet Jackson's That's the Way Love Goes), and the journey from caterpillar to butterfly has been a lesson repeated over and over again. Although Kafka's Metamorphosis referenced a less whimsical transformation (there haven't been any cockroach-themed tarot decks, have there?), it also speaks about the oftentimes painful process between getting from point A to point B. 

We often like to focus on the beautiful, easy end-result and like to gloss over the painstaking undertaking that self-development puts us through, sometimes even forcefully and without our consent. This month, these winged creatures invite us to think about the ways we're changing and whether we've opened up to these transformations, have shut ourselves off from them, or haven't built enough awareness to recognize our own evolution or mutation.

  • What problems have now fallen by the wayside in your life? What was the most difficult lesson you've had to learnβ€”or have you even learned it yet?
  • Many of us enjoy bemoaning the drama in our lives. Is there any way to find beauty in your current or past sadness? How can this change your perception of melancholy in the future?
  • If you could give yourself a makeover, what sort of person would you like to turn into?
  • Has an "easy way out" solution ever worked for you? Why or why not?