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12 Cards Full Moon Year Ahead Tarot Spread

Last Updated: October 26, 2022

For the year ahead, all Full Moons are now down here as a tarot spread for 2022; I have gone over every Full Moon for you and what each can bring for you. Full Moon tarot practices are important because it can help with your connection to self-care, reveal consciously what has been hidden subconsciously, and it strengthens inner retrospection. It also provides clear guidance for the days ahead. 

This is possible because of the divination guidance it provides, as well as how easy they make connecting with that can feel without having to perform a big ritual or doing one at all during certain times like Full Moon days themselves! It’s a perfect way to connect spiritually in times of deep reflection, like the winter periods. 

A Year Ahead tarot spread also gives us an awareness about what might come up next year which helps put everything into perspective for when we start making plans. A lot more than simply needing insight – these tools can transform lives. Knowing where I’m going in life has always helped me keep things in perspective.

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Year ahead spread layout & questions to ask

This 12-card tarot spread covers every Full Moon for 2022, and so can be helpful when planning ahead month to month. Not only this but it also helps you create goals that align with astrology in order to bring more divination to your journey!

To begin, shuffle your tarot deck and draw a card for each position in the yearly tarot draw as shown in the below layout.

Finally, take some time to reflect on the questions that each card position represents and what message the tarot cards in that position might be trying to tell you. If you’re just starting to learn tarot, or if you’re still getting to know your deck, you may find my in-depth articles on the meanings of every tarot card helpful.

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Tarot card #1: Full Moon in Cancer - How can I nurture my life?

Full Moon in Cancer (January 17th 2022) = How can I nurture my life. This includes tips for how you nurture yourself, how you show up for others, and best practices that will suit you and your journey.

Tarot card #2: Full Moon in Leo - Creative Energy to tap into for the year ahead

Full Moon in Leo (February 16th 2022) = Creative Energy to tap into for the year ahead. We want tips on how to dance on tables, show up for ourselves and be comfortable sharing our process & our pride.

Tarot card #3: Full Moon in Virgo - Habits to support creative energy

Full Moon in Virgo (March 18th 2022) = Habits to support Creative energy. This is your energy sustainability check-up, and how to keep servicing yourself (not others) so that you can continue enjoying a creative spike.

Tarot card #4: Full Moon in Libra - Shaping my independence for a healthier balance

Full Moon in Libra (April 16th 2022) = Shaping my independence for a healthier balance. This will show you new ways to explore yourself, explore your spiritual journey and your independence. It can also bring up things to try in relationships!

Tarot card #5: Full Moon in Scorpio - What needs to end, change or transform to support this journey

Full Moon in Scorpio (May 16th 2022) = What needs to end, change or transform to support this journey. This card will show you what needs to be released this period so that you make space for growth in the next moon phase.

Related: Full Moon in Scorpio tarot spread

Tarot card #6: Full Moon in Sagittarius - What can I learn that'll help me evolve

Full Moon in Sagittarius (June 14th 2022) = What can I learn that’ll help me evolve. This card will show you opportunities to build on your own personal development, whether that is with education or spirituality or culture. What’s important is that you do not rush *the thing* but take a baby step approach, to really enjoy the journey in which you move forward.

Tarot card #7: Full Moon in Capricorn - What work habits can I put into place to support my own development

Full Moon in Capricorn (July 13th 2022) = What work habits can I put into place to support my own development. This card will be similar to your Full Moon in Virgo pull, but specifically vocational needs to be met will be highlighted here for you.

Tarot card #8: Full Moon in Aquarius - What social cause can I support

Full Moon in Aquarius (August 12th 2022) = What social cause can I support. This card will indicate something larger than you where you still matter and bring in authority, where you bring in assistance and you bring in change. Take this advice to explore activism and a way to help your community, your future generations and your planet.

Tarot card #9: Full Moon in Pisces - What subconsciously slips through the cracks

Full Moon in Pisces (September 10th 2022) = What subconsciously slips through the cracks. This can be an area where you can pull up mental health assistance and dreamwork answers. Pay attention to the themes that come through here.

Tarot card #10: Full Moon in Aries - How will I see I'm not doing this alone.

Full Moon in Aries (October 9th 2022) = How will I see I’m not doing this alone. This card can show you ways to create a community, that still respects your independence and fiery nature to embrace.

Tarot card #11: Full Moon in Taurus - How can I comfort my soul

Full Moon in Taurus (November 8th 2022) = How can I comfort my soul. This is a self-care card and ways to encourage security, sustainability and finding beauty in the everyday.

Tarot card #12: Full Moon in Taurus - How can I comfort my soul

Full Moon in Gemini (December 8th 2022) = How can I be kinder to my darker self. We all have a shadow aspect, and this card shows up to remind us of the ways we can be accepting and loving, not hating on or dismissing the parts of us that really need the love right now.

Try this 12-card full moon year ahead tarot reading with the below interactive tarot spread

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The Justice card

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The Lovers card

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The Star card

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The Emperor card

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The Hanged Man

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The Hierophant card

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The Empress card

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The Chariot card

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What to do after this year ahead tarot reading

After you’ve finished a tarot reading, there are a few things you can do in order to reflect on the experience and integrate the insights you gained. Here are some suggestions:

Use a tarot journal to record your findings

Jotting down your thoughts in a tarot journal after reading can be helpful in a few ways. First, it can help you remember the details of your reading later on, such as how you felt at the moment and perhaps your first impressions of what a card meant. Second, it can provide a space for you to process the information you’ve received and explore what it means for you. Third, it can be a way to keep track of your progress over time as you revisit your journal entries and reflect on your journey.

Take a picture of the cards

If you want to remember the position of the cards and what they meant in relation to your questions, take a picture of the spread. This will help you look back on the reading later and review the insights you received. Sometimes, clarity is better acquired after you’ve stepped back from the situation for a little while and had some time to process it.

Some people create Instagram accounts or Pinterest accounts specifically for this, and if you use any of our spreads please tag us @backyardbanshee if you feel comfortable!

Take some time to meditate and reflect

Immediately after a tarot reading, it’s important to take some time to sit with the insights you’ve received. This can be done through proper meditation, visualisation, or simply taking some time to reflect on the reading. It can be helpful to think about what the messages from the cards mean for your life and how you can apply the advice that was given to you. That time can also be used to replenish your energy level and cleanse your tarot deck.

Get a second opinion from a close friend

If you have close friends who also happen to be tarot practitioners, it can be helpful to get their take on your reading. They may be able to offer additional insights or perspectives that you hadn’t considered before. This is also a good way to get feedback on your own interpretation of the cards.

Ensure to ask permission before just blindly sending your cards across in a message and saying “what does this mean to you?” as your friends may not have the energy or have a boundary with this sort of thing – manners cost nothing, and this is especially to note if they are a professional tarot reader who normally gets paid to interpret readings.

Layer your reading with more divination

Why not try adding astrology dice or a pendulum reading to your tarot session? Your intuition will guide you on how to best use these tools, but they can be helpful in providing more clarity around the messages from your tarot reading. We have lots of methods for you to utilise here on the website.

At the end of the day, tarot readings are meant to be a helpful tool, not a replacement for your own intuition. The best way to use tarot is to combine the insights you receive with your own understanding of the situation. Trust your gut and follow your heart—the answers you’re looking for will come.

I’m sure you will enjoy this twelve card tarot spread and specifically journaling along the way, noting in your diary things to look out for, and specifically feeling more connected with the Moon and its full phases for 2022.

I’m wishing you all the best on your journey! xxx

LB

I have been passionate about reading divination for more than 15 years. This gives me a unique perspective when it comes to creating fun, supportive and creative tarot spreads. I hope they help you find the clarity and insight you are looking for.

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