Tuesday, 12 March 2013

March New Moon Reading

©Grimassi, Taylor & Müller
Once again for the New Moon, I decided to draw a card from my combined Well Worn/Hidden Path decks (Llewellyn, 2005+2007) to look at the energy that can grow during this lunation.  Then I drew two cards from Emily Carding's Tarot of the Sidhe (Schiffer, 2011) to suggest what will help and hinder in this.

The energy that is in potential at the moment is the Crescent-Crowned Goddess.  To me, this feels a lot like pulling the High Priestess card in tarot.  She stands at the mouth of a cave, inviting us to move inward and tap into inner knowing.  She has a burning torch to guide the way, and a spindle to weave together the threads of life.  There is a cauldron to one side: she brews what she needs to heal and to divine, to create and to manifest.

©Emily Carding
So, what will hinder moving towards a greater sense of inner spirituality this month, and what will help?  The answer I received was Warrior Princess (Page/Princess of Wands) and Warrior Nine (Nine of Wands).  Reading these together, what I see is that the focus shouldn't be outward, but inward.  Trying to be active, to get lots done, and to say "I can do it!" won't help.  Instead, there is a need to be more circumspect with what is chosen, and make sure it's okay for us at a deep level.  There is a need to create sacred space, to protect and nurture ourselves at every level.  I love the suggestion in the Warrior Nine that we have a guardian who will help us create this safe space, and help us feel the embrace of the divine.

This fits quite well with my health reading yesterday.  Personally, I need to take time to build my strength and overcome obstacles to good health.  I can't do that if I'm off trying to save the world (or even just being totally focused on work).  My priority should be taking care of myself, creating wellness before I try to do other things.  Not that I'll stop working, just that I need to prioritise nurturing myself, no matter what else is going on!

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