Thursday, 2 January 2014

New Moon in Capricorn

Yesterday around noon was the centre point of the New Moon, which some call the Wolf Moon, others the New Moon in Capricorn, and which Eowyn has given the delightful title of Quiet Moon.  I decided to once again ask, at this fulcrum point, what I need to release and what I should embrace over the coming lunation.


Drawing from the Tarot of the Sidhe (Schiffer, 2011), my answer was that I need to release the Maker Queen (Queen of Pentacles) and embrace the Star.

This feels like a variation on the theme I've been receiving for a while now, which makes sense as I'm still pregnant (in fact more so every day).  The Maker Queen came up in the same position just two new moon's ago.  So, I need to let go of pouring myself out for others, and perhaps nurture and heal myself rather than focusing outward on those around me.  I see, too, the suggestion not to take on too much work - the Maker Queen can be quite entrepreneurial, creating abundance.

Instead, I should embrace the Star: meditation, looking inward, and accepting guidance and help.  This card says it's okay to admit my vulnerabilities, and to accept assistance from others.  It suggests, in particular, seeking spiritual guidance.  That's an interesting one: firstly, a reminder to meditate more regularly, but secondly perhaps to look for guidance in other quarters.  A friend gave me a Skype reading with James Ricklef for Christmas, and he is certainly a spiritual guide I respect...

6 comments:

  1. I love how clear the answers with this spread are! Thanks to you I decided to use this on my blog today! Lots of love! MM

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    1. Yes, it's funny, I used to think you needed 3 cards for a "spread", but I have been utterly converted to little 2-card spreads, too. Will pop on over and see how it went for you :)

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  2. I would almost say: "I told you so":D
    This spread has become part of my monthly new moon ritual. It gives me a focus for the coming moon period and something to reflect on when the moon is dark.

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    1. :) Yes, you did suggest just that!
      Glad you've adopted this spread, too. I like it: short but sweet :)

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  3. Very good advice from this reading. Your body is already working so hard, giving, giving, giving to that little individual inside. It's good to balance that giving with some receiving.

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    1. Weirdly, it's easy to forget that I am actually doing something, just by being pregnant. In our culture where there's so much pressure to do and act, I sometimes feel rather lazy. So, I guess that's why I keep needing these reminders :)

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