We’re into the Waxing Crescent phase of the Moon, where we use all that we came up with during the Waning phases to set the foundation for the new cycle ahead. At this time of year, the Winter Solstice, that means ramping up for the New Year and all that will come with it! Things will only get brighter from here, especially with the new perspective we’ve gained on our respective challenges — we are all inspired to work through them and make 2018 the best year yet.
This spread is based on The Numinous’s Waxing Crescent spread for Setting Foundations. In honour of the Solstice, I drew from the Druid Animal Oracle, the Druid Plant Oracle, and the Wild Wood Tarot. I laid out a crystal grid of selenite, desert rose, and an amethyst cluster for clearing of negative energy and anxiety and to establish Higher Self connection, sunstone to welcome back the Light and amplify the happiness you have, iolite to help you communicate your vision for the future, labradorite to help you “go with the flow” as you make it real, two hawk’s eye for protection and far-sightedness, petrified wood to bring in ancestral support, red jasper for grounding, magnesite for solid thoughts and ideas, pink opal for compassion and connection with the people who love you, tiger’s eye for multifaceted creativity and emotional strength, and crazy lace agate to remind you to laugh with life.
Oracle cards: Bee + Fern
Truly, you are filled with an amazing amount of energy, a pure vitality, and you are driven to really start building the structures that will support your work and attract you support and community. The sun is coming back into your life! And with it a massive creative spark, one that will find you doing that “wing-spreading” we’ve been anticipating for so long — indeed, it is time to unfurl, to ease into the new patterns you’ve been envisioning for yourself, and to achieve that balance between dark and light that fills you up with all the sweetness and magic that life can offer.
Card 1: Your source of energy and willpower: 8 of Bows (Wands) reversed
Things are finally settling down, and you can feel how much you are settling into the new “way things are” — in such a way that you are completely inspired to persevere in your efforts, feeling safe in your newfound stability. Whether this matches with your external reality or not, either way, your spirit and your passion have found an awesome groove and you are thriving on it — you are ready to bring that inner flame out into the rest of your life, finding ways to warm it up and make it a hospitable place for your new trajectory to grow and expand. If anything, you are committed to the path you’ve chosen and are ready to share it with others, in turn inspiring them to pursue their own!
Card 2: Your talents: XII – The Mirror reversed
Yes, the time for being still, for pondering is over — it’s time to act on the past weeks,’ months,’ years’ reflections, and bring them forth in a way that you can touch and fully feel! You can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and you just know it opens on to something amazing. This is the result of you taking the “dark” for all it was worth, for bravely allowing yourself to sink to your own darkest depths, so that you could understand where you as a person are coming from — you are now equipped with a clear picture of what you need for personal balance, combined with precisely how you are going to get yourself there.
Card 3: The environment: I – The Shaman
You have set yourself up so incredibly! All this time that felt like you were in limbo was really spent gathering exactly the tools, abilities, and sheer intention you need to really make this work. You are ready to create magic, and you are healing your situation! You are ready to take full action, because you know that at last, it’s Your Time. You can feel safe in getting ready to Start — you have been preparing for this moment your whole life, and it is time to believe in the power of your own unique, personal “shine.”
Card 4: Your resources: 8 of Stones (Pentacles)
This spread couldn’t be more clear — you have all the skills you need to do what you love, and you are going to excel at it. It will take lots of hard work but you are dedicated, as you can feel through your whole Self how very much you are destined to do this!! You’re making it work in the greatest way, and you are being rewarded with the satisfaction of a job well done — and boundless new opportunities as the result. Don’t stop now! Keep going, keep working, and keep savouring how awesome it is that you have exactly what you need to succeed.
You’re feeling renewed — to the point that something you thought would never be possible so, so apparently is. Go get it!! You’ve found a great balance between your thoughts and actions, and are feeling very much in control of your own life at this point — so much so that you’re ready to make a new spiritual start as well, one that helps you feel fully aligned with all the gifts you’ve been given. When things fall into place, it can be hard to believe! But believe it you should, and can — keep creating, keep doing, keep trusting that you really do deserve the good things coming to you. You have worked so hard for this and now it really is yours! The first steps have been taken and you are entering the real hands-on building phase. Give yourself a pat on the back and get to it!
The Druid Animal Oracle. Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, Illustrated by Bill Worthington. New York: Fireside/Simon & Schuster, 1994.
The Druid Plant Oracle. Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm. Illustrated by Will Worthington. London: Connections Book Publishing, 2007.
The Wild Wood Tarot. Mark Ryan and John Matthews. Illustrated by Will Worthington. New York: Sterling Ethos/Sterling Publishing, 2011.