Here we are at the last phase before the New Moon! We’re deep into the inner work needed to start the next Moon cycle off on its best foot, and are in the process of accessing our deepest “secrets” in order to bring forth the truths we’ll face and make peace with by the time the New Year rolls around, and with it, the next Full Moon. The cards for this phase show that we’re making massive progress, indeed — that challenge now is to allow ourselves to rest, with all the positive developments being made!
For this spread, working with the energy of the Waning Crescent Moon and focused on how we can best Rest and Reflect at the end of the Moon Cycle, I drew from the Feng Shui Tarot, Wild Kuan Yin Oracle, and Crystal Reading Cards. I laid out a crystal grid of my usual desert rose, selenite wand, and amethyst cluster for energy clearing and Higher Self connection, red quartz for grounding, unakite for balancing of the masculine and feminine dualities at play, agatized coral for understanding of personal patterns, shiva lingam for positive connection with sexuality and passion, carnelian for creativity and connection with the emotional process, moonstone for understanding of personal cycles, and lilac lepidolite to soothe any anxiety we’re feeling as we enter the darkest point of the month ❤ ❤
Oracle Cards: 17. Sacred Falcon Shows the Way + Crocoite | Sexuality
Yes, you are being led out of the Fog that has been an ongoing theme for the past little while — you have received guidance, probably in quite an exciting way!, and are in the “processing” phase, deciding what you will do with this new information, this new infusion of energy. You’re marvelling at the way “life’s chemistry” works! You are excited, reinvigorated, hopeful in a way that feels both unfamiliar but also comforting — this is exactly what you’ve been needing, and you are open to continuing to communicate how this makes you feel and where you want this new surge to take you. Continue to let this feeling wash over you for now, hold on to it for a while before you really get going with your new direction! Remember, we need to wind down to recharge so we can be at our best when it’s really time to soar. Know that the passion you are experiencing is a gift, here to inspire you to make the changes you’ve been trying to decide on, but also to lift you up and help you realize just how high you can peak! Hunker down — this is a perfect time to “hibernate” with all these good vibes <3<3
Card 1: What will help you rest? King of Wands
Rest?! You’re too filled with the aforementioned passion to think about slowing down too much — but that’s exactly what you need to do, because you need as much of that bountiful energy as possible for the weeks ahead. The year’s not over yet, and there will be a big, final push that characterizes the “upswing” of the Moon cycle to come! Know that nothing can sway you from the course you’ve begun, and that truly, once you get back in action the results you seek will come much more quickly than you originally anticipated. All the more reason to rest as much as possible, whenever and wherever you can — you will need to be in tip-top shape for the exciting challenges to come. Nothing placed in your path at this point is there to deter you, but rather to fire you up, to stoke that inner furnace, to keep you motivated and charging towards your goal. It’s so close now, and you can already feel how great it will be to attain it — for the third time, conserve your personal energy, because you are going to need it for the huge influx of passion-work, not to mention leadership-style thinking, that will be required of you very soon!
Card 2: New goals charging: 5 of Wands reversed
Indeed, an intense ongoing battle has moved into “reconciliation” territory. Oh wow, did you ever think that slog would never end — everyone was so invested in “their side” of the story that it seemed like it would never work out. But then, just like that, the clouds parted and things began feeling positive once more! Huh?! Don’t analyze it too much, instead be glad that things are feeling celebratory instead of discriminatory! Do reflect on your part in what happened, but in such a way that you improve your approach and can feel better about the way you communicate your needs in this situation moving forward. There will still be a few related zaps here and there, but the structures you have in place to keep the positivity flowing will hold, as everyone involved truly wants this to work out at this point.
Card 3: Where balance has been found: XX – Judgment
Yahoo! You’ve “heard” the divine messages being thrown at you left, right, and centre — your “calling” at this point in time is clear, and you feel like you know what you need to do. Awesome job! Stay on track with the spiritual/grounding exercises you’ve put in place for yourself, because they really have been helping you get closer to who and where you want to be at present — you have figured out how to harness what works for you, and you have “permission from the Universe” to use it to your full advantage. Take the next few days to just be still with this idea, allowing yourself to feel lifted up and out of your recent slump, knowing you are being transported to much better things. As I’m writing, I keep thinking “but I don’t need to tell you this — I know you can feel it!”
We can all start to get really excited for 2018: it’s going to be such a special year, where we are able to take stock and fully see how far we’ve come through the tough and trying work of the past few years. You have done such a great job of staying on task, keeping yourself in the game, continuing to put the work in and reaching out — the struggle is relenting, and will be replaced with further inspiration and good types of excitement. You’re really doing it, you are taking control of your situation and finding ways to live your personal dream! As for the current phase of what you’ve been working towards, you’re through the “first step/baby” stage and are approaching the midpoint. That’s where this need to conserve your energy now comes in — the midpoint is the trickiest to get through, but once you do, everything becomes so much easier, like when you walk home with your arms full of groceries and finally cross the threshold and can put everything down. You feel like you could float up to the ceiling! Either way, you’re not there just yet: you have just filled the bags and paid for the groceries themselves and are getting ready for “the walk.” You’re doing it — keep going! There is so much good waiting on the horizon <3<3
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Crystal Reading Cards. Rachelle Charman. Sterling Ethos, 2016.
Feng Shui Tarot. Eileen Connolly and Peter Paul Connolly. Published by U.S. Game Systems. Scans via Tarot.com, August 27, 2015. Illustrations from Feng Shui Tarot used with permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902. c. 2001 by U.S. Games Systems. All rights reserved.
Wild Kuan Yin Oracle. Alana Fairchild. Artwork by Wang Yiguang. Victoria, Australia: Blue Angel Publishing, 2015.