Here we are at the New Moon in Sagittarius! New Moon energy is all about New Beginnings, about the “launching point” for all the new ideas you came up with during the Moon’s Waning phases. This New Moon takes place at 26 degrees Sagittarius, which indicates that it will be about putting the work in to harness your passion, and through that finding new ways to balance that work with your personal relationships and community.
For this spread, based on The Numinous‘ New Moon: New Beginnings spread, I chose to draw from Angel Tarot Cards, Oracle of the Mermaids, and Revelations Tarot. [Side note: lately when I meditate on which decks to use for a particular reading, certain cards images will pop into my head at the same time, and without fail they show up in the spread! I’m internally squealing with intuitive delight all the time!] I laid out a crystal grid of my usual desert rose, selenite wand, and amethyst cluster for energy clearing and Higher Self connection, along with a big raw carnelian for a huge infusion of creativity and emotional awareness, yellow calcite for solid recognition of your personal power at this time, Botswana agate for further understanding of your emotions, two shells to help you “go deep” as we enter this fresh New Moon energy, dumortierite for grounding through positive self-expression, aventurine for heart-centredness, citrine to welcome in abundance, serpentine for grounding through understanding your heart’s patterns, and dendritic/tree agate to help you establish new structures for yourself and to help you grow.
Oracle Cards: IX – The Hermit + 41. Sisterhood reversed
Yes, you’ve come up with some cool new ideas — you still have some work to do before you feel ready to bring them forward, but that’s natural at this point in the cycle. There is a lot going on astrologically surrounding this New Moon, and we are preparing to enter a completely different energy, one that will surely have everyone feeling “out of their element” as we make adjustments to catch up. Mercury is going direct in a few days, coinciding with Saturn leaving Sagittarius and entering its home sign of Capricorn — we’re shifting from loose and wild to tight and regimented! This will require a re-evaluating of our personal support systems, and a need to use our “inner lanterns” to light the way for a little while, until things settle down and start to feel incredibly propitious once more– which they will!
Jumpers: 4 of Cups + 6 of Cups
The Revelations Tarot is a lively one, it threw two jumpers out for this spread! These cards together further confirm that you are on your way to feeling “complete,” but that getting there will require a process of reconciling whatever disappointment you are feeling at this time with the expectations you had for the future. Reflecting on the past will be helpful here, in measuring what worked then and what did not, but moreso what is needed is a “wiping clean” of your slate: nothing is the same now, and moving forward, everything will be different! As such, you can create whatever picture you want for what the future will be: you are rippling with potential, the very type that will carry you on warm winds to exactly where you want to be in the New Year. You’re working up the spiral and your Inner Child is here to play, to help you envision the Very Best for yourself! You are so, so ready for this change!
Card 1: Where you have been. III – The Empress
Truly, over the past while you have created a fertile environment from which your “new life” will blossom: you have been tending and nurturing your situation so carefully, and this good work will support the acceleration to come. It feels like “you’ve got the whole world in your hands,” and you do! Now, just like a mother whose baby is taking its first steps, it’s time to prepare to “let it go:” send your vision, your creation out in to the world to do its thing, while you wait, make your personal adjustments, and trust that the love you’ve put out and given in will come back to you a hundredfold. What you have made is beautiful, it’s working, it is attractive to others, and it is only the beginning of where your creative streak will take you in the months ahead. You have truly come in to your own!
Card 2: Where you are. 9 of Wands reversed
You are in a process of sudden change! Those “warm winds” are picking up quickly, transporting you to a place where you recognize better boundaries for yourself and your personal energy, as well as a release from the guilt-cycle that has been so characteristic of your life up ’til recently. That is, until you said “no more!” and took up the tools yourself, to build that fence that will keep out past negative influences and help you protect what you have worked so hard to achieve. This is a wearying process, to be sure, and part of the work to come will continue to involve carving out lots of time for rest and self-care — you can keep out the external stuff, it’s about managing the “internal” ankle-biters and setback-makers that will remain an ongoing challenge.
Card 3: Where you want to be. 10 of Wands
You want to be on top of your “passionate” game! The reason you’ve been putting all this work in is because you want to be as busy as possible with what you love to do — you look forward to the point that so much is coming in that you don’t even have time to think about the mundane “rest.” But Rest you still must — know that all you want really is coming to you, and before you know it, you will be so busy that you’ll be hard-pressed to find a moment to catch up. You can do it! As you start to notice this shift happening, take a moment here and there to acknowledge your massive progress, to feel thankful for how far you’ve come, and to notice how very high you’ve made it on your personal Mountain. Continue to think creatively about how best to manage all your tasks and responsibilities, and hold utmost trust and faith in yourself to get it all done — you can! You will! A large part of this New Moon is about establishing new patterns and routines to maximize your efficiency — as soon as you notice a potential trip-up, bank on your new routine concepts to get you back on the path and even higher up the hill!
If you feel like you’re not “ready” for the huge things barrelling towards you, that’s okay! Continue to poke around your inner world, because the answers you need to handle this upcoming wave are all there to be found. This Mercury Retrograde was an exercise in accessing your intuition, in “listening to that inner voice,” and hearing it scream with love that it is here to support you!! As such, you’ve managed to make awesome headway in your personal relationships, which will provide a cool support as you prepare your idea for “what’s next” to be presented to the rest of the world. Your passion is alive, and that “return on your investment” from all the work of this past year is already on its way. Things are coming together for you in a way that will be apparent so, so soon. In fact, the “seed” that will seal the deal will also make itself known, and this will be the foundation on which you start building again as the Moon works up the Waxing phase of its cycle, bringing us to the Full Moon on New Year’s Day. No need to overthink right now — this process can be very easy if you open up and allow what’s coming to throughly excite you — don’t be intimidated by the increase in energy it will absolutely require. You can do it! You are answering your “calling” and can rest assured that you are doing the right thing.
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Angel Tarot Cards. Doreen Virtue and Radeigh Valentine. Artwork by Steve A. Roberts. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc., 2012.
Oracle of the Mermaids. Lucy Cavendish. Artwork by Selina Fenech. Victoria, Australia: Blue Angel Publishing, 2013.
Revelations Tarot. Zach Wong. Llewellyn Publications, 2005.