Write & Release: Full moon ritual for writers Sept '21

Write and release full moon rituals for writers_turquoise text over lightened image of full moon reflected over a body of water
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Teneice Durrant, creator of Tenth Fox Tarot, will mark each full moon with a tarot reading, ritual for releasing creative blocks, and writing exercise. Writers, prepare to face your fears!

Full moon in Pisces

For Monday's full moon, I want to talk about the Moon Card in the Tarot.

The sign of Pisces is represented by The Moon in the major arcana and often depicts a river between two towers, flanked by howling wolves. A lobster emerges from the safety of his large ocean to travel inland by the light of the moon. Some may read this card as an indicator of illusion or needing to use one's intuition; neither of those readings are wrong, but there’s more to it. 

The moon says: release your fear of the unknown. It says, don’t worry about what’s on the shores, don’t invent things to be scared about. You may only be able to see a few feet in front of you, but you can make it, step by step. The moonlight (your intuition) is enough to guide you.

So don’t be afraid to write that book, and don’t invent obstacles that you may never encounter. Release your need to see the whole map (or lay out the plot from beginning to end) before you take your first step. You will get to exactly where you’re supposed to be, but you have to keep moving.  

Guided writing exercise

We are afraid of the unknown because we can’t control it. But we can control our (or our character’s) response to it. So here’s the writing prompt for this month. Imagine all of the absolute worst things that could happen to you, or to your character. Things that would utterly gut you/them. Let yourself go there.

Pick three scenarios and imagine that instead of being afraid, your character released their fear and met the situation with love and compassion, even though they didn’t know how that would be received. Write three different scenes exploring how your character would release their fear. 

Pisces is a sign that contains uncharted depths, but it’s also the oldest sign in the Zodiac. The sign of Pisces is the culmination of reincarnating through each sign. Just like Pisces, you are capable enough to handle any unknown. 

Until next time, find my tarot podcast at anchor.fm/tenthfox. 

What did you think of Teneice's offering for this month? Will you try the exercise and see where your writing takes you? Share with us in the comments.

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