New Moon, Tarot Reading

SOLAR ECLIPSE + CAPRICORN NEW MOON READING

The 2019 cosmos are kicking it into high gear already, with a New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Capricorn TODAY.

Let’s break this down a bit before we get into the reading:

New Moon: In simple terms, a New Moon is when the moon is dark and we can’t see it. In spiritual terms, it’s a great time for new beginnings since this is the moon starting fresh and dark. Writing or drawing up intentions and doing some reorg in your life (even if it’s just mental) is something simple you can do. (Not saying it can’t get complicated, but putting pen to paper or decluttering will do just fine too.)

Solar Eclipse: These babies always occur during a New Moon, and it happens when the moon partially (or totally) blocks the sun. Depending on where you are in the world and what time, you might be able to see it with protective glasses. Spiritually, because this is a SOLAR eclipse, the sun might take the reigns and can give us a needed (or not) push while we start new things. New Moons are a lot of internal work, but with a Solar Eclipse added, external forces might get involved and accelerate or inform us. It’s also important to remember that the energy from eclipses can last for MONTHS – so it’s not just setting intentions today and you are dunzo… long haul contemplation-completion, folks. That’s the game!

Capricorn: Capricorn is an Earth sign, ruled by Saturn, and represented by the horned sea-goat. Strengths include discipline and self-control, weaknesses might include condescending tones, or “know it all” behavior. Depending on where Capricorn is in your chart (go to cafeastrology.com, get the Time Passages APP, or book a zodiac e-book with me), that is where a good portion of your New Moon/Solar Eclipse work can be focused on.

Putting this all together, one way we can all celebrate this New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Capricorn is finding areas where we can use a little more discipline, and areas where we can loosen our grip and learn something new. Balance is divine.

I’ll use my chart as an example now:
Capricorn is in my 8th house in astrology. That’s about it. I’m not very Earth or Water in fact… lots of Fire and Air going on for me (good times). The 8th house is all about our inner demons and garbage… that shit we don’t want anyone else seeing or smelling. Our ancestry too, sometimes. It’s all about responsibility, but also the desire to stray from it. So I can dig deeper into where I need to pay more attention and step it up, and where I need to back off and rest so that I have the energy and resources to fix what I can. The Planet Earth itself (not the element) is in my 8th house as well. I could even think about my responsibilities in terms of how I contribute (or not) to society and other environmental causes. Astrology gets deeper the more you dig!

I created a 4-card spread specifically for this event as well.
Let’s see what the cards have to say!

*This reading is based on broadly stroked themes that could appeal to the collective. If you’d like your own personal reading for this New Moon in Capricorn/Solar Eclipse, and learn how to harness its energy and make it work for you and a specific matter in your life, you can purchase your own personal New Moon in Capricorn/Solar Eclipse Reading with me HERE!

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CARD 1: THE STAR
WHAT AREA/S IN MY LIFE COULD USE MORE DISCIPLINE?

The Star is the Rebirth card. Sometimes after a trauma or chaotic period, we can have a moment of rebirth. A moment where we strip away what was and start fresh and new. Not in a ”New Year, New You” sense though. This rebirth is deeper than resolutions and can happen any time and will take as long as it does. The Star is also about imagination and creativity, and who explores that better than children? The child in us all could use more discipline, but when I say that I mean stripping away any shady adult habits that have been keeping us down, and disciplining ourselves more to have fun, get creative, and do the things we used to do as kids. Make a list of what those things were, schedule them into your calendars, and discipline yourself to explore again.

I felt so inclined last night to draw Jem:

 

CARD 2: FIVE OF PENTACLES REVERSED
WHAT AREA/S IN MY LIFE COULD USE MORE “GO WITH THE FLOW” ATTITUDE?

This card can be one of misfortune, but a reminder that there are cycles. We absolutely should have the freedom to sit in our feelings, feel bad, angry and sad. It’s important to let those emotions run through so they don’t get stuck. It’s also important to look out for the moments where the chaos has calmed down and roll with the changes. Going with the flow more and not getting stuck for too long in negative emotions is the balance. Try not to bypass them though. Trauma is trauma and there is no sense in making total light of it. Not to get morbid but this message kind of reminds me of those moments at a funeral where after everyone has been crying they just start laughing because someone farted.

CARD 3: WHEEL OF FORTUNE
WHAT MIGHT I NEED TO LET GO OF IN ORDER TO HARNESS THIS MAGIC?

This card is a similar message to the one above. The Wheel of Fortune is all about the cycles. Shadow work comes into play as well. Letting go of the idea that we are perfect and that we don’t have a dark side is the message. We all have a dark side and a light side. Learn from the dark side in order to let the light shine brighter. But always remember that you can’t have light without dark. Neither can exist without the other. Nobody is perfect. Let go of that word.

CARD 4: KNIGHT OF WANDS
WHAT NEW THINGS MIGHT THIS COSMIC EVENT TEACH ME?

The Knight of Wands is pretty fast and furious with passion. A go getter. Reversed, they need to chill. Capricorn will want us to get things done, the New Moon will want us to start fresh, and the Solar Eclipse will want to accelerate it all. Go with the flow as our previous cards have stated, and also reevaluate your work as you go, cross your T’s, dot your I’s, and proof as you go.

Overall, the message that I am getting for today is that we need to get over ourselves where it applies, accept that things won’t go our way all of the time, and push hard on the things that we have confidence in. There will be setbacks, there will be breakthroughs…

Have a great day! Reminder, you can get this reading personalized to your situation. Click here!

 

 

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New Moon in Leo + Solar Eclipse

Another summer day, another eclipse. How’s it going? 🤣 Today we find the new moon in Leo, and a solar eclipse (it technically already happened. I’m late to the party). In addition to pride and creativity, Leo is also joyful. Now’s the time to get clear on what actually brings you joy. It’s kind of a loaded question in our bloated world: What brings you joy? Let’s ask the cards how we figure this one out. I think if we can get a grip on these “states” we can get closer to only choosing the joyful bits that fit inside them:

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MATERIAL STATE
EMOTIONAL STATE
SPIRITUAL STATE
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Everyone will have different answers for this. This is what came up for me in the cards. Maybe you can relate to some of it.

MATERIAL STATE: ACE OF PENTACLES (reversed)
In the reversed position, this card encourages us to audit our spending habits. One of the best methods of doing this is writing down every single thing you spend money on each day, for 1 month. Boil it down to weekly and daily averages, then look at what things, big and small, make up the numbers. See what you can “live” without. You’d be surprised.

If you are looking to manifest more material gains, make sure you plan well. When reversed, this card is a bit of warning. Maybe that promotion is too good to be true, or it is at the expense of others and will destroy moral (whatever’s left of it), or there are hidden costs behind a new venture that you are investing in. Put more foresight and consideration into your decision making. Regardless of the outcome, at least you did your homework and learned something.

EMOTIONAL STATE: KING OF WANDS (reversed)
Acting solely on our emotions can be a dangerous game. That doesn’t mean we can’t get emotional, or express our emotions; but basing our decisions solely on our emotional state can be problematic. Many say you shouldn’t even read your tarot cards if you are super emotional about the topic because you could act too hasty on something.

Another aspect of this card is expectations. We can get very frustrated when things aren’t perfect, but are they ever perfect? Is perfect even achievable? Who made perfect a thing? I want names! When we focus too much on perfection, we end up “failing” and giving up. Being more realistic and just trying our best, is the best we can do sometimes, and we should applaud ourselves for that.

SPIRITUAL STATE: EIGHT OF CUPS
The epitome of “I’m walking away from all the bullshit” card. This card is not about avoidance, but rather the ability to walk away from people, jobs, and things that do not serve us in any capacity. Through the lens of spirituality, there is a call in to leave behind any material or emotional attachments in order to get to what “enlightenment” means to you. How can you possibly focus on spirituality if your home is cluttered, if your job is too mentally/physically/emotionally demanding, or if people are constantly “up in your grill” 24/7? It’s time to walk away from what doesn’t serve you.

HAPPY ECLIPSE! There’s still more brewing in the cosmos.
Mecury retrograde ends on Aug 19th
Mars retrograde ends on Aug 27th
Saturn retraograde ends Sept 6th
(Neptune and Pluto are retrograde too, but that’s above my pay grade!)

 

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New Moon in Pisces Tarot Reading

The New Moon in Pisces today already brings us the messages to go with the flow and embrace our emotions; however, my reading today has a bit of warning when it comes to dealing with our emotions.

PAST – PRESENT – FUTURE Reading

Past – Ten of Cups
The picture perfect couple is displayed on this card. They are enjoying the fruits of their labors, and the bounty of their love for each other. In the real world, this can be a representation of a new love interest (the “one” perhaps), or feeling and having long-term satisfaction with a current partner.

In your career, this can represent you doing the work that you are most passionate about, and not worrying about the money.

This is a great card, but when things are going great the universe can tend to throw us curveballs in order to remind us that we need to continue to put in the efforts we have been in order to keep our happiness. We must continue to embrace the positive.

Present -Strength (reversed)
Our weaknesses and self-doubt can sometimes lure us away from our happy place. It’s a classic test to the ego. If you pass, you let go of your ego and stay confident in your true self. If you fail, you let Ego win and you lose touch with reality. It’s ok though, because this is all temporary. Remind yourself of your happy place, that Ten of Cups. We can stay in that place if we don’t doubt ourselves.

Future – King of Swords
I mentioned earlier that during this New Moon we are being encouraged to go with the flow and let our emotions play out. This card however, is a reminder to not completely throw logic out the window. This King is highly intellectual and more detached from emotion. He is a reminder to still use our intellect and rational thought when dealing with our feelings. Sure, we can cry long and hard about it, but the King of Swords wants us to have a plan once our tears have dried up. He wants us to get clear on the issues, and make sense of them. When we do this, we can get back to our happy place.

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New Moon & Solar Eclipse in Aquarius Reading

There is a New Moon and Solar Eclipse (partial) in Aquarius today! Aquarians must march to the beat of their own drum. They really value their alone time and independence. We all have Aquarius somewhere in our chart. Where it falls tells you where you need to listen to your own intuition and trust your gut.

For this New Moon reading, really think where you need to just allow yourself to be you; although I believe you should be you in everything, but let’s just focus on one thing to get clarity on today.

Past – Present – Future Reading


Past – THE WORLD
Completion / Integration / Accomplishment

This card suggests that in the past you have been putting in the effort and now things are, or are about to, pay off! You’ve got the world at your fingertips. This could be in the form of a career change, a new project launch, retirement, marriage, a newborn, and more. If you feel like you are stuck, take an inventory of your talents and skills and see where they can propel you to the next stage of the game.

Present – PAGE OF CUPS (reversed)
Emotional Immaturity / Creative Blocks

When we go for the gold and start our new adventures, we can get blindsided by the initial excitement. Kind of like Ben and Elaine in The Graduate. They did it. They got on that bus and then thought, “Now what?” But don’t worry, this doesn’t necessarily mean that following your dream was a mistake.  If your ideas are there, but you can’t seem to bring them to life, consider finding a mentor in your field, join communities, attend events, read more books, or just phone a friend! Let all of these tactics inspire your creativity and motivate you to push it through. We all hit the wall at some point, but that doesn’t mean we can’t work around it or even bust through it.

Future – THE HIGH PRIESTESS
Intuition / Higher Power / Mystery / Subconscious

The High Priestess rules the unconscious. When she pops up, she’s telling us that we need to spend some time alone and truly pay attention to our dreams and intuition. How fitting for a New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Aquarius! Look for the hidden messages within you. Listen to yourself, and act accordingly. Really find out where you need to trust your gut so that you can bring your passions to life.  If you’ve done your work, if you’ve launched your dream, really listen to yourself so that you can keep the momentum going strong. Don’t lose steam now!

Today’s Mantra: My inner compass knows the way.

 

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