When I read about the “supermoon” – with the additional “extreme” because it is the closest in 18 years – this week, I knew I had to do a spread about it; how could I not? To get ideas for the spread positions, I did a little research.
The last extreme supermoon occurred on the 8th of March, 1993. This general-area-of-the-date has personal extreme supersignificance. Add to this the dreams I’ve had about said personal extreme supersignificance this week and it heads into superdupersignificance territory.
I built the spread around the moon being at its perigee, the alignment of the sun-moon-earth and the illusion that the moon is larger just as it appears over the horizon (typically though, we have dense, impending-snow cloud cover and can’t see a damn thing out there). I’m just stoked that I finally get to use the word “syzygy” in some way! I love that word so much that I nearly used it as my business name back-in-the-day. It’s a synaesthetic thing.
 PERIGEE: What is closest to being united in 18 years? – 9 of Swords
Isn’t it odd how very much this 9S resembles the traditional RWS 3S? Grossly apropos. My heart, in a word. That missing piece that I gave away – the black fetus with the eye of gold – is within my grasp.
 SUPER-EXTREME: What illusion is most clearly illuminated? – 7 of Pentacles
The rose woman at the top of the tree is looking towards the 3S/9S, mourning. She doesn’t seem to realise the riches below her. Or is she crying over the fruit never plucked? Do her tears water the tree? See the birds on the coins – there are birds on the sword hilts in the 9S, except the birds in the 7P are not half as menacing as the Budgies of DOOM.
As for the illusion? Crying over what can never be harvested, while neglecting that which is ripe for the picking (potentially to the point of rot).
 SYZYGY: What is coming into alignment? – King of Pentacles
Another bird, a parrot, fully alive and realised. Another snake, large and incorporated. Another tree, very similar to the tree in the 7P. Even though the King has uprooted the tree, it is still lush. By claiming the tree for his own, he keeps it alive. With all these Pents, I look again at the gold circle in the 9S heart. Is the King wearing it in his collar?
Sorrow and regret and heartbreak are an inevitable – and I think, basically, essential – part of the nitty-gritty of life experiences. We have a choice to let them wear us down, or “wear” them – like the King – as part of what makes us who we are. By accepting and incorporating our pain, rather than rejecting it, we become stronger.
So, I’m healing. And my heart is becoming whole again.