This New Moon in Cancer is a solar eclipse! If you're in South America, you might get to see it, but for the rest of us, we'll just have to settle with feeling it.
When eclipses come along you might get the feeling that you want, or need, more in some way and with this one falling in the sign of Cancer, this could relate to community, family or you may just realise you've been restricting yourself in some way. Time to shake things up! What is it you want to change this month? What do you want to manifest for yourself?
Kerry Ward from Tarot Bella (and Cosmopolitans resident tarot card slinger) has consulted the cards to bring your monthly 'scopes. Kerry offers her guidance on how to work with the energy you may experience in this new moon cycle and I (Clare, of Bonearrow, first of her name, mother of jewels) write your prescription for the perfect crystals to balance your energy.
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The twelve signs of the zodiac are categorised into four groups of three signs, each ruled by a particular element. Find your element below to read your tarotscope:
Air - Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
Earth - Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
Fire - Aries, Leo, Sagittarius.
Water - Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
The signs ruled by each element are naturally compatible with each other, they ‘get’ each other and share similar values, attitudes and outlooks on life. Birds of a feather fly together. If your coven had a member from each zodiac sign, your other two element signs would be your best witches.
WATER Signs - Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
The Magician, Four of Pentacles, Two of Pentacles
You’re feeling busy, if not a TAD overwhelmed, as shown by the plate-spinning Two of Pentacles. Variety is great, but you’ve got to be careful not to spread yourself too thinly… otherwise, you’ll miss new, fresh opportunities which might suit you better than the ones you’re already invested in. Consider this because the Four of Pentacles hints that you’ve gotten stuck in a rut in some places- carrying on old obligations, roles or relationships, simply because you always have. Doesn’t mean you always will, or even SHOULD.
The Magician brings the advice to focus your efforts on the places, things and people where you feel you make a real difference, where your strengths and talents come into play, and you feel fulfilled and rewarded. If you invest in what you’re best at, well, you can only get better and better. Follow your strength, and let go of things which don’t serve you (or YOU don’t serve THEM)…
Your Crystal Prescription: Blue Chalcedony & Jade
Blue Chalcedony is a stone of inner peace and stress relief and, if you are feeling a bit overwhelmed, self-care. It can also help you accept new ideas with optimism and creativity. Jade helps you to see your own strengths and talents and attracts abundance to you through your own making. With these 2 stone together, water signs, you can work through whatever is holding you back and move forward with positive motion this new moon.
FIRE Signs - Leo, Sagittarius, Aries
Daughter of Swords, Father of Wands, Nine of Cups
There’s a long-held dream you’ve nurtured, and I’m pleased to tell you that it’s time to manifest it into your real life, as shown by the Nine of Cups. This is the tarot’s wish-come-true card, so make this one count! There’s risk involved, for sure, and you’ll need to be prepared to make a bold move (that’s no problem for you though is it, fire signs?). The Father of Wands asks you to focus your intent, roll the dice, and make the leap with confidence! No matter if your first move fails or falls short, just leap again until you hit the spot. The Daughter of Swords urges you to commit to this. Playing with half-measures won’t secure success, you need to go all in here. Don’t hold onto the handrail, don’t keep one foot on the ground, don’t look for the safety net… JUMP. You’ll be amazed at what you will have achieved by the end of the next four weeks!
Your Crystal Prescription: Pyrite & Sunstone
Wow, as a fellow fire sign I'm excited by these cards! If you need a fire lighting underneath you then let Pyrite be your match this month. Pyrite is a stone of luck, abundance and strength, helping to give momentum and attract good fortune your way. Paired with Sunstone, a joyfully optimistic stone that brings enthusiasm and self-confidence that can help you overcome procrastination or lethargy, you'll feel unstoppable.
EARTH Signs - Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus
The High Priestess, Father of Swords, Ten of Cups
A total flash of inspiration and insight is going to hit you full-on this month! Bam, and you see the light at last! The High Priestess reveals this is important self-knowledge, and that it brews from within, so it’s not ‘news’ as such, but something your unconscious mind spurts forth. The Father of Swords proves it’s a valuable insight, related to your future, and extremely useful in the real world. And the area of life it relates to is shown via the Ten of Cups …. So, it’s all about your love life. Perhaps it’s an understanding of the dynamics of your current relationship which enables you to ‘fix’ something, perhaps it’s suddenly realising WHO your shy admirer is and returning their gaze, maybe it’s a new attitude to who and what you need and deserve in love. Whatever it is, it’s very positive, and it’s going to lead into a new chapter of blissful passion and romance. How delightful!
Your Crystal Prescription: Rhodochrosite & Aventurine
Earth signs, Kerry pulled The High Priestess in your cards last New Moon too, so you definitely need to pay attention! If you're having trouble seeing things for what they are, Green Aventurine can help. This wonderfully positive stone brings perception and decisiveness and helps you see alternative possibilities. Pair this with the loving vibes of rhodochrosite, a stone of compassion, love and joy, and you should feel more open to whatever is coming your way, romantic or not.
AIR Signs - Libra, Aquarius, Gemini
Six of Swords, Eight of Pentacles, Daughter of Pentacles
A massive opportunity to receive a valuable life lesson emerges this month, Air signs, but will you spot it? I hope so because it’s something which can help make your life better than ever (even if it comes from a hard place). The Eight and Daughter of Coins are both about learning, about taking what you already know (and have achieved) and moving things on again. We never stop learning, we never reach a pinnacle of knowledge which can’t be progressed beyond. The Six of Swords hints that this lesson is about a departure which you’ve dreaded, but finally, face into… and discover you were MORE than ready for it, and actually, it feels GOOD (rather than sad, bad or mad). Why do we all avoid change? Why do we assume that leaving is difficult? We’re built to roam and forage, we’re creatures of the plains, able to survive wherever we put our heads down. It’s time to move on, and you know it. And you’ll learn so much from this. Get to it.
Your Crystal Prescription: Blue Chalcedony & Green Aventurine
Air signs, if you need help moving on from something, stabilising, decisive green aventurine and calming, optimistic blue chalcedony might be able to help. Whilst green aventurine can help you to see alternative paths and hidden possibilities, blue chalcedony can aid the acceptance of new situations and ideas. A new moon is a perfect time for a fresh start, so let the winds of change sweep in.
Kerry Ward is a Nottingham based tarot reader and Cosmopolitan magazine's first tarot expert, with over 20 years experience reading tarot and many happy clients all over the world.