Here’s a reading I did this morning looking at the moon cycle we’ve just entered with the new moon in Capricorn. This new moon occurred at 6:17pm last night, Tuesday the 16th of January (PST).
I’m using The Moon Cycle Tarot Spread created by Ali from The Hermit’s Handicrafts.
New Moon - Card One represents the main theme of this new moon cycle, the general feel and the overall energy.
Ten of Water: Fountain of Love - Lovely, lovely new moon energy, especially after the tumultuous past year. Here we have the culmination of emotional lessons learned through the suit of water (cups), we’ve reached the pinnacle and have hopefully integrated those lessons into an outpouring of love fostered through wisdom.
Waxing Moon - Card Two indicates the energies being carried over from the last moon cycle. This energy while present now, reached its peak during the last moon cycle.
Two of Water: Sacred Cord - another message of love pertaining to one on one relationships. The bonds between partners in love or business. This card speaks of a connection being made between two individuals. So much love with these initial two cards - this month is looking good!
1st Quarter Moon - Card Three represents the new energies coming in this month.
Brother Water - more emotional water energy mixing with air energy so that it is funneled into creativity, passion projects, art, poetry, romance! We’re taking the energy, the impetus from the last moon cycle and building upon it to not just expand love but to create with all that good love energy :)
Full Moon - Card Four explains how we’ll use this energy for the highest good of all.
Brother Earth - the message here is to be thoughtful, meditative and move with the environment. It’s much harder to move against the current - the wisdom of this card is to take a pause, evaluate the situation and move thoughtfully forward. To calmly, diligently keep working toward the goal realizing time and patience are involved. When in doubt… meditate.
3rd Quarter Moon - Card Five tells what to let go of to allow this new moon energy to work.
The Moon - here we have a major arcana card clearly calling us out to stop looking for monsters outside ourselves, stop fearing the dark- sure the monsters are still out there but many times what we fear isn’t real - it’s the reflection of the reality. Exactly like how the moon’s light is in reality the reflection of the sun. We’re starting to see the reality not the reflection this month!
Waxing Moon - Card 6 explains what changes need to be made to integrate this new energy.
The Fool - another major arcana key indicating it’s time for a leap of faith. To step forward into a new way of being in the world with a fresh perspective. Let go of the past and what hasn’t worked - it’s time to try something new, something to get excited about, a game changer! The only way to evolve, to become greater, bigger, better is to take a chance, have faith and move forward into the unknown with enthusiasm; focusing not on the outcome but the process. It’s all about the journey not the destination with this card.
Darkmoon - Card 7 indicates the lessons to learn in this moon cycle.
Father Earth -this card indicates our lessons this moon cycle involve mastering our potential, our capacity to manifest, to grow and to accomplish without uncertainty or fear. The lessons this month involve prosperity and growth in the material world. Focus on finances, career, homes and possessions - what we have created here on earth.
Deck pictured: Tarot of the Spirit