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. What do I need to purge in my life?
Queen of Cups – I can’t find the word for this at the moment. I know it, but it won’t come. What I see in this card is the “obsessive possession” of an object… in the case of this imagery it is the cup that the Queen holds. It’s that “Mine Mine MINE!” mentality of the Gollum in the Lord of the Rings. This is a blend of selfish, territorial, proprietary feelings that keep the hands holding tight upon what belongs to you beyond the point of reason.
2. What is draining my energy?
Emperor Rx – The feeling that I am not in control and thus trying to then overcompensate is causing a drain in my energy. Instead of scrambling to tighten the reigns in panic at the feelings of lack of control, try taking a deep breath and letting go. The problem is that it feels like letting go and releasing control will cause everything to fall apart. And so… I continue to tighten the reigns more and more, and this then takes up more and more of my energy in a vicious cycle.
3. Where do I need to spark play into my life?
Five of Pentacles – Find those things that are distracting to you… and let them carry you away a little bit when things feel dark. Grow not through the negative connotations of what’s around you during troubled times, but by distracting yourself from those negative influences by finding the things that captivate you and will help you move forward, help you be more optimistic, and help you foster hope.
4. What relationships need examining?
Two of Pentacles – I continue to need to pay close attention to how I am filling my plate and juggling my responsibilities. Don’t allow the upcoming holiday season and preparations toward that time to screw up the progress you’ve gained. Take time for yourself, and make sure that you are not allowing overwhelm to grab hold and work its way back into the equation. Juggling everything is not supposed be easy… and you don’t have to make it look easy when it’s not.
5. Where do I need to speak my truth?
The Hermit – To myself above all others. Now is a good time to take a close look at your feet upon the path you’ve chosen and ensure that you are still heading in the direction you want to go in. Be honest with yourself about what needs to be changed, and genuine with yourself concerning your motivations, aspirations, and priorities.