Yesterday was the new moon, and like all new moons and full moons, I did a spread aligned to the moon’s current themes as a part of my recognition of the moon’s cycle and influences upon us. Today’s spread is brought to you by Ethony‘s Tarot By the Moon series.
1. How can I feed my soul during this moon cycle?
Knight of Pentacles – Keep in mind that the things worth having take time. Foster patience in your expectations and in your actions as well. It’s okay to take your time and take things at a slower pace right now.
2. What have I been hiding that needs to come forward?
Ten of Swords – I’m hurting myself with the expectations that I put upon myself. My inner critic is far more vicious that I’ve been willing to admit to, and it’s becoming a detriment to my well-being. The blood drawn creates a perpetual cycle of exhaustion.
3. What needs to be tackled head-on?
Hierophant – Instead of focusing on the nebulous voice in my head that I can’t pin down, focus on what you can control and what you can do for yourself and others. Don’t forget that the teacher is also a student.
The shield on the bird’s breast looks too big and too heavy. It might be a good idea to take a look at all that you’ve taken on and do a little pruning, or take a break so that shield doesn’t feel quite so unwieldy.
4. How can I improve my relationships at this time?
Ace of Swords – Share my thoughts and ideas instead of keeping them to myself. Communicate what’s going on with me. It’s okay to open up with those that you love and trust.