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Full Moon in Capricorn: tarot cards & tools for energetic self-care

Full Moon in Capricorn 7/13/2022

Deck: La Flora Tarot

Recommended tools: clear quartz, marjoram, grounding, and Dragon animal energy body and ritual oil

Next Moon: New Moon in Leo 7/28/2022

What is the energy to be aware of during this new moon phase? Eight of Cups

The eight of cups represents the moment just before a breakthrough. It will appear when it's time to close the chapter on a time in your life, and you know that this is what you need to be fulfilled. You aren't exactly sure where you're headed, but you know that where you are just isn't the right fit, so you're setting off in search of that missing piece. 

The full moon is an excellent time for this kind of journey. The full moon represents completion, and you are absolutely ready to leave your former self behind. You may experience a physical change like a move or quitting your job, but more than likely, this change is something deep within your emotional intelligence. It's a shift in mindset and the beginning of a deeper understanding of your wants and needs and, more importantly, claiming your desires. 

There's a difference between knowing what you want and claiming it. You may want respect but do little to demand it or might fail to expect it. You may want a better-paying job but have made little effort to find one or to ask for a raise. You may want more support in your relationships, but if you continue to seek comfort from toxic people, you will also continue to feel disappointed that, yet again, your needs are not being met. 

The eight of cups is your sign that enough is enough and you have had your fill. Even if this decision to leave wasn't your choice, you would likely feel a deep sense of relief nevertheless. 

What shadow does this energy illuminate? Knight of Swords

A closing chapter is triggering the shadows of overthinking, impulsiveness, and a desire to rationalize your circumstances or perhaps to find closure in a situation that is unavailable. You may feel an urge to understand why things have ended the way they have. Or maybe you're facing questions like 

Why can't I be happy with what I have? 

Should I just stick it out? 

Maybe things will get better? 

What if I can't find something/someone better? 

Am I making a huge mistake?

Your mind may be racing, trying to control as much of your circumstances as possible, especially if you have no idea what's going to fill in the void you've just created. This is a natural response, but it isn't the energy you need right now. The great thing about a void is that you can fill it with whatever you'd like, and generally, with the eight of cups, there's time to figure things out. The "not knowing" may be uncomfortable, but there's no rush to find an answer if you're willing to take your time to find your authentic self. 

But if you do need some questions to please your rational mind, consider questions like:

Do I really want to do this, or am I doing it because it feels like the "right" thing to do? 

Would the ideal version of myself make this choice? 

What does my life look like when I fantasize and daydream? 

Who would I become if I could literally build myself from the ground up? 

What are some things I regret NOT doing? 

What are some things I REGRET doing?

What would I do if I knew I wouldn't fail? 

What would you do if you didn't have to consider anyone else's feelings, criticism, or opinions?

The eight of cups pushes you to leave where you are so that you can find yourself. Fear will cause you to find more of the same, which isn't working for you. If it were, you wouldn't feel this need to find something else. So give yourself the space to wander and discover what makes you happy. And at the end of this journey, know that you can always go back to what's familiar and comfortable though I doubt you'll need to. 

How can you use this energy to facilitate growth? Ten of Swords

Surrendering to what is happening to you now is the best way to make the most of the next two weeks. This ending is happening for a reason, so you can finally let go of that part of you that's been holding you back. There are parts of you that trick you into staying in bad relationships and careers, sabotaging your success and transformation, and keeping you locked in fear and anxiety. 

The cards that have fallen out in this reading challenge you to say ENOUGH! Face your fears and say NO! Confront your self-defeating behaviors and say I'M MAKING A NEW CHOICE! Because at the end of the day, it is your choice. It may not be an easy choice, but it is yours all the same. 

What should you do when you're feeling stagnant? Faith, Love, Hope & Luck

"The questions you ask will shape your life." 

Before I go into detail about what this card means, let me say that this is a bonus card in the La Flora tarot, and I had no idea what it meant. I had an idea of what I thought it meant, but I hadn't had a chance to look in the guidebook before today. When I read cards, I read them one at a time, so I don't make any effort to decide what the cards as a whole mean before I get started. So now that I've said that, the ONLY thing the guidebook says about this card is:

"The questions you ask will shape your life." 

When I saw that, I thought, "WOW!" If you remember the last card, I included a list of questions? The first list consisted of questions to avoid, whereas the second list consisted of self-discovery questions, the type of questions that could unlock an entirely different life from what you have now. 

If you focus on negative questions, you will likely receive negative answers. But shifting your questions to things that stimulate excitement, unlock the imagination, and encourage self-awareness instantly lifts your vibration and opens the door to possibilities. All it takes is a few moments every day to let your mind wander and then not question whatever you find. If your mind takes you to becoming a millionaire while selling water bottles, then accept the answer and ask yourself, "HOW can I make this happen?" instead of asking, "WHAT can go wrong?" These questions and, consequently, the answers to these questions will offer you two entirely different perspectives leading to two completely different lives. So if you're feeling stagnant over the next couple of weeks or even confused, ask yourself if you're getting the wrong answers or asking the wrong questions. 

"The questions you ask will shape your life." 

The outcome of this energetic work? Death

Well, it's pretty clear that an ending is upon you. Three out of five cards represent endings in tarot, so this is not something you can avoid. You can, however, accept that changes are happening and lean into these changes rather than resisting. Resisting makes things a lot harder than they need to be. Remember the advice you get when you're learning how to drive about what to do when hydroplaning? The advice is for one, not to panic, two take your foot off the gas but don't push down on the break, and three, gently turn your wheel towards the direction your car is already going.

Change is a lot like hydroplaning. You could step on the brakes, causing you to stop abruptly, which could create a lot of damage to you and your metaphorical life car. And you could turn your wheel in the opposite direction, again, causing a lot of damage to you and your symbolic life car. Or you could do your best to stay calm and turn your focus to where your metaphorical life car is already heading. Eventually, things will slow down, and you'll get a better sense of the road ahead. 

The most beautiful thing about the traditional Death card is the white rose, representing beauty growing from the ashes. In La Flora Tarot, the flower is the lily of the valley, which is one of my favorite flowers. It pops up right at the end of winter. Just when you think the cold will go on forever, this little white flower makes an appearance, and you're reminded spring is nearly here. Shortly after, the frost begins to thaw, and the days slowly grow warmer. 

What comes after an ending is a beginning; though you may not see it now, what is happening is a necessary sacrifice for better days. But letting go can seem really scary, even if what you're letting go of is a bad fit or causing you harm. However, you can fill a space that already has an occupant. And while familiarity may be more comfortable, you'll never have the chance to experience something better if you don't give yourself the opportunity. 

 Clear quartz ritual tool for support during the full and waning moon phase


Favorite crystal for this cycle: Clear Quartz

Clear quartz is known for being a "programmable" crystal, but what I love most about it is its ability to show you what you need most and draw these things. It's kind of like a beacon, sending out a signal for the things you didn't realize you needed. I find this handy when you're walking away from something but not sure what you're walking towards. 


Marjoram herb for dealing with grief and sadness

Favorite herb for this cycle: Marjoram

This is one of my favorite herbs for grief and sadness. Because every ending stimulates mourning, even if you're more than ready to go. It's just as important to make space for your grief as it is to move on. I think marjoram facilitates this process more than any other plant or oil. Add a few drops to a warm bath when you feel especially overcome with emotion when it seems like many things are ending for you. 


Grounding practice for dealing with many changes


Favorite Practice for this cycle: Grounding

Change is scary, even when you are directing the changes, and it's very easy to feel overwhelmed or frustrated. A grounding practice gives you a sense of support and something steady and regular. Some of my favorite ways to ground are:

  • Sleeping with a piece of smoky quartz
  • Taking care of my house plants
  • Going on a walk through my local botanical gardens or taking a hike
  • Having my morning coffee in my backyard
  • Talking to plants
  • Spending time with animals
  • Laying flat on the floor
  • Journaling about my struggles
  • Visualizing myself as a tree

There are many other grounding techniques to discover, so try out different ones until you find 1-3 that feel the best for your lifestyle. A good goal to aim for is to ground at least twice a week, then slowly work your way up to every day.  


Dragon animal energy body and ritual oil for confidence and dramatic shifts


Favorite Spirit Element offering for this cycle: Dragon animal energy body and ritual oil

We all need a kick in the pants sometimes, and this is the oil for just that. Dragon is an enormous energy to work with, and she doesn't pull any punches. Be prepared to see significant changes when you work with this creature's energy which is why it's perfect for this moon cycle's cards. 

Purchase Dragon here


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Comments (2)

  • Cee D on July 12, 2022

    So on point, I especially appreciate the specific practices, thank you for sharing!

  • Fernanda Salazar on July 12, 2022

    Thanks for the reading, it fits very well in this moment of my life, and your messages are beautiful. Thank you

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