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 about medicine of the cosmic wheel, and brought to you by Sharron Basanti of Seeds of Shakti.
1. Aries signals the start of the cosmic wheel in astrology. What medicine is the wheel birthing for the next 12 months?
Ten of Pentacles – All the seeds you’ve taken time to plant will grow and flourish with attention and care. Pay attention to what you are putting your energy into, where you place your focus, and what you prioritize. Only those things you are willing to put care into will grow. The medicine birthed over the next twelve months is in the awareness of your actions, and in making sure you are directing them to what you want to grow instead of in more unhealthy and destructive directions.
2. As spring returns, what dormant energy is awakening within me?
King of Swords – Dominance. Strategy. Having the ability to put mind above matter to accomplish what is needed or wanted done. This is not so much about taking charge, but about putting yourself first and feeling empowered to reach for accomplishment rather than stagnancy. This accomplishment can be in anything deemed of value, as long as it involves putting yourself first in the process.
3. As a fire sign, how is Aries kindling my inner spark?
The Hierophant – There is a great deal of joy in helping others find their way. You have a lot of knowledge to share and the combined energies of Aries’ fire and the spark of spring are stirring up those interests and a longing to return to helping others again. Keep in mind the King of Swords above, and make sure you are not self-sacrificing in the process.
4. How can I break through fears that have held me back?
Four of Wands – Lean into your support system and those that you’ve chosen to surround yourself in. Your security and stability is threaded through with the presence of these people in your life. Allow them to help you in feeling safe when things feel out of balance.
5. What seedlings of inspiration will the New Moon bless and germinate?
Page of Cups – Creativity and curiosity abounds with this new moon. So too does your intuition. Over the next couple of weeks, make sure that you are tapping into these qualities. They thrive in the fresh and clean energy that the new moon fosters, and now is the time to explore.
6. Message from the Ancestors and Guides.
The Magician – You’ve got this. You have what you need to embrace the energy this new moon holds. You have what is needed to move forward into the future and turn it into what you want it to be rather than following old patterns and methods. The Magician card comes up a lot in the “messages from ancestors and guides” readings. They are your cheerleaders, and they’re here to cheer you on as long as you’re willing to do the work.