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 you need to face that you’ve been avoiding?
The Fool atop Knight of Cups – That moody bullshit you’ve been feeling that’s making you drag your feet needs to stop. It’s time to step forward into the spirit of the fool and embrace a sense of optimism and enthusiasm that will allow you to bound forward with alacrity rather than slog onward with a feeling of reluctance.
2. What secrets need to come into the light?
Five of Swords – You’re far more ruthless than you allow others to see. Your moral compass helps to keep this in check, but the temptation to do what needs done no matter the cost in order to win does rear its ugly head from time to time and with your emotions all stirred up? It shows up more often than you’d like.
3. What conversation needs to be had?
Five of Wands – The hard ones. The difficult ones. The ones that turn into clashes because of how strongly you feel about it. You work so hard to avoid confrontation that sometimes you forsake these topics of conversation when you should really speak out and allow your feelings and opinions to be expressed clearly.
4. What do I need to forgive in myself?
Knight of Wands – There have been a number of times in your life where you have acted impulsively and felt the sting of repercussions as a result. Stop beating yourself up over these things and using them to keep yourself “in line”. Enthusiasm is allowed and so is the occasional impulsivity. It’s a part of the learning process.
5. What shadow aspect requires integration?
Ten of Pentacles atop Two of Swords – You need to remember that a lot of your need and drive towards stability and security comes from the past and the injuries that you suffered there. They influences the decisions that you make and the desire for that stability you crave. This isn’t a bad thing, but needs acknowledgement in order to find balance.