Today is the New Moon, and so after a lovely meditation that started with the Goddess chant and then moved into silence and a feeling of connection, I drew some cards. Once again, I used the wonderful Tarot of the Sidhe (Schiffer, 2011), which never fails to delight me.
What should I release over this lunation? Dancer Queen - The Gift of Truth
read this in two different ways. First, there is the idea of releasing
the negative side of the Dancer Queen (Queen of Cups). So, a message
not to get all dramatic about my emotions, to let go of past hurts, and
to not be manipulative or resort to emotional blackmail. I can
certainly see where letting go of emotions from the past is very
relevant to me right now!
Second, in a more literal way, this
says: release the truth. That's something I've just started doing this
week, rather tentatively. Still, the two aspects together say: don't
let emotional hurts from the past stop you from speaking your truth
now. So, I shall open up a little more here, especially given the
second card in this reading.
What should I embrace over this lunation? The Hanged Man
I need to embrace is my powerlessness to affect some of the situations
in my life. Specifically, I'm pregnant again, and just got the all
clear last week that this baby doesn't have any serious genetic issues.
So, I'm at 13 weeks and still have a long way to go, during which all I
can do is eat well, rest as much as possible, exercise gently, and
For me, the Hanged Man is often rather like a caterpillar
in its cocoon, a time when we don't appear to be doing anything, or
even to be able to do anything. Yet, it is a fertile time of
preparation. That fits well with being pregnant, not seeming to do much
nor take on much, yet there is plenty going on. I need to embrace this
seeming inactivity, to not try and push to be busy. That's not always
easy for me, but I'll certainly give it a go this month :)