Today is the last super moon of 2021, also known as the Strawberry moon (because the fruit is at its peak ripeness in the northern hemisphere), and falling in the sign of Capricorn. The sign of Capricorn is envisaged as a mountain goat with a fish tail. Two elements that seemingly do not blend together. The mountain goat is able to easily traverse steep rocky terrain while the fish can effortlessly glide through the sea. While the goat embodies the element of earth; being grounded, stable, and reliable to a fault; the fish embodies the element of water; compassion, care, and emotional intelligence. The combination of these qualities makes for an individual who is deft at mastering any challenge that comes their way and doing so with grace.
Following on from the reading I did for the new moon in Gemini these cards are another great sign of the positive position we now find ourselves in and the opportunities that are being gifted to us at this time. Clearly the last year and a half has been a time of challenge and struggle, but it has forced us to grow into a fine jewel that we would not have become without the difficulties. This difficult cycle is finally coming to an end now. Capricorn is no stranger to hard work. The perseverance and dedication that has been put forth by each of us has not gone unnoticed by the universe. The road blocks that have been in our way are about to be removed, it is a time of fruition and manifestation now. Know that sometimes wishes do not come true in exactly the way you had envisioned or imagined; they materialize in a way that is so much better than what you were expecting.
Strawberries is one of seven bonus cards the artist of this tarot deck has included for interpretation. The energies I feel from this card are a combination of the Ace of Wands which is all about new passions and creations being birthed, and the Sun card which is the happiest, most jubilant energy in the deck. The Sun is also about illumination of information that was previously hidden or unknown. The eureka moment you have been waiting for is about to show up like a lightning bolt from the sky.
The strawberry comes from ancient Rome and was associated with Venus, the Goddess of Love because of its heart shape. The strawberry is a symbol of love, passion, and rebirth. The strawberry is also known as the ”fruitful Virgin” since the plant continues to flower as it also bears fruit. Venus is all about the feminine energies of love, compassion, wisdom, forgiveness, receptivity, and reflection. Now is the time when strawberries are at their peak of ripeness. The hard work, strategizing, and manifesting we have been doing is about to yield something we are not even expecting, something that will bring us great happiness. Strawberries are covered in hundreds of seeds. So many opportunities are about to be made known to us. All of the doors are finally being thrown open wide all you have to do is follow the path that fills you with passion and excitement and watch your dreams come true.
Oracle Card Credits:
*Moonology by Yasmin Boland
*Prisma Visions Tarot by James R. Eads