Happy New Moon in Leo! I love Leo energy - vibrant, positive and sunny - perfect for sparking alight a new project or adding a little fire to a change you want to make. Burn that which is no longer serving you and turn up the heat on something new, baby!
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.
FIRE Signs - Leo, Sagittarius, Aries
Two of Wands, Six of Coins, Five of Swords
Stop being nice for the sake of it, to all and sundry, and refocus your energies and generosity where it’s most rewarded and needed. The Two of Wands sees you dithering about, wasting a lot of your precious time and energy with people or projects that aren’t, to be blunt, ~going anywhere~. The Six of Coins recognises your good intentions, and applauds them, but asks you to get more strategic about where your positive energy goes. There are people and projects in your life that have massive potential, or that only you alone can fulfil, so place your time and resources there. Limit the ~frittering~ and ~drift~. If necessary, write this shit down and make a list of who is getting what from you in the month ahead, and stick to it!
The Five of Swords says some people might not like this ~new approach~, they are used to your endless attention and sympathy and warmth. Bottomless pits. Adios. Tell them you’re busy. And then get busy.
Your Crystal Prescription: Amber
This sunny organic gem (not quite a crystal) is a natural purifier and energy transmuter, which means it turns negative energy into positive. Giving a glowy warmth it acts as an energy shield to protect you from naysayers, energy vampires and time-wasters by strengthening your resolve and helping you to focus.
EARTH Signs - Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus
Queen of Coins, Three of Coins, Six of Wands
This trio of cards has got ‘promotion at work’ written all over them, and I know that’s a rather ~tight~ prediction to make to you, but there we go. The Six of Wands is about victory, success, celebration. The Three of Coins is about being recognised and valued and given a chance to do/be/get more as a result. The Queen of Coins is about stepping up to a new position in your material world to earn more and be a boss. COOL.
I mean it could be a little bit looser than that… maybe a new job altogether, or an increase in your responsibilities, or a role you covet outside of work, or a loan/mortgage approval. Something material, monetary, and rewarding, which puts you in the driving seat.
The Universe is ready to grant this to you, and all you need to do is be positive and put yourself in opportunity’s pathway. Good fortune will follow!
Your Crystal Prescription: Aventurine
Aventurine is one of the best stones for attracting good fortune and abundance, although it sounds like you are doing a great job of this yourself! Ride this wave of prosperity with aventurine on your side and let it help invite opportunity and good luck into your path.
AIR Signs - Libra, Aquarius, Gemini
The Wheel of Fortune, The Emperor, Temperance
A crazy month ahead.
Three powerful major arcana cards this New Moon, so you are ready to manifest something B-I-G! Are you looking to change your life, because you seriously could my friend; these cards are like massive nudges from the Universe to take a new course and broaden your horizons beyond your current scope.
The Wheel of Fortune signals circumstantial change, and shifting sands. Some of this in your control, some of it is not. Go with the flow. Don’t cling to the old. Keep jumping and reacting. Temperance is also about change, but within, your internal landscape. As events impact, your values, priorities and outlook will change too, and that’s natural. Again, don’t cling to any old self-limiting beliefs, but let yourself move forwards. The Emperor reassures you that a lot of this transformation comes from your own design, benefits your agenda, and is about progress and positive momentum.
You’re about to get on a wild ride. Some of it will be har-raising and crazy, but it’ll be fun and life-affirming and, at the end of the day, you DID choose to get on it.
Have fun. I’ll see you on the other side- a different person altogether!
Your Crystal Prescription: Aquamarine
As well as being super protective, Aquamarine can help you go with the flow, which is a power you might need to harness this lunar cycle. Calming and soothing it's just the stone you need if there's a lot going on for you right now.
WATER Signs - Scorpio, Pisces, Cancer
The Hanged Man, The Sun, The Moon
A testing and extended period of limbo will soon come to an end and you will feel like you’ve got out of prison! The Hanged Man is a tough card about stalled plans, lost opportunity, fading hopes… possibly linked to recent world events, possibly not. The Moon shows that this period of frustration will end because you discover some new information or news. It makes a massive difference and unlocks the best route forward. You suddenly see how to progress and how to move past this block. It all makes sense now!
The Sun shows that you are moving ahead into waaaaay better times my friend! Prosperity, fulfilment, joy, love, family, travel- all the ingredients of a fulfilled and exciting lifestyle lie in store. So, run towards the future and be led by your best hopes (not worst fears). The best in 2020 is yet to come!
Your Crystal Prescription: Pyrite
Forward moving, motivating pyrite will help light a fire underneath you and get things moving again, dear water signs. I love this stone for bringing fiery, fierce energy that can help clear the cobwebs and bring some positive vibes and momentum when you're feeling a little stuck.
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.