It’s the end of September, a time for letting go and getting ready to welcome in the darkness, the cosy, the spooky season. This Libra New Moon is all about balance and it feels extra special for me. Where can you bring in more harmony? What needs to be balanced better in your life right now?
What transformations do you need to make this month?
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.
AIR Signs - Libra, Aquarius, Gemini
Eight of Swords, The Chariot, Eight of Cups
A big move.
The Chariot is a powerful card about movement, journeys, travel, transport and location changes so something is brewing this month which will lead you to a new landscape. Two Eights (Swords and Cups) show this is the natural step in your journey, it’s like you’ve outgrown something you’re currently in and need to move in order to start the next phase.
The Eight of Swords shows that you perhaps have deep-down anxieties about movement, in some way, and (like all of us) project those internal fears as external barriers that hold you in place, even if you long to change. The Eight of Cups is what will finally counter this reluctance or concern as it represents a heartfelt yearning. At last, you will identify something you truly long to do or visit or move to, and it’s this yearning that triggers the start of your journey, that sets you off, that gets you going.
So, be open to movement and travel and change. And follow your yearnings, no matter how infeasible, or silly, or impractical they look ‘on paper’. The Universe brings you these visions and daydreams to show you what you can achieve.
Your Crystal Prescription: Grey Moonstone
Grey Moonstone holds the mystery, secrets and mystical potential of the New Moon. It can help bring shadows into the light, revealing hidden truths and making the unconscious conscious. A stone of new beginnings, daydreams and intuition, Moonstone can help you realise the things you might not yet know whilst also calming and soothing any anxiety and stress this may bring. And, if you are embarking on a journey, Moonstone is a protective stone for travellers.
WATER Signs - Scorpio, Pisces, Cancer
The Tower, The Sun, King of Swords
Renewal and rejuvenation.
From the ashes rises the phoenix, and this process will happen to you this next month. Fear not, it’s necessary and will leave you in a better position and place than you are now, so let it all unfold. The Tower is a card about dramatic, sudden events and impacts which shake us. It usually pertains to something false, fading or negative which needs booting out of our lives, even if that feels a bit painful or unexpected. Whatever is kicked to the kerb will be swiftly replaced by MUCH better, as shown by The Sun, the tarot’s most positive card, al about joy, success and prosperity (also travel, especially to sunny climes).
The King of Swords also weighs in to reassure that this whole storm is about setting you back on the right path for your longer-term future prosperity. Any losses are all the best, any revelations are worth knowing, any drama is there to serve a purpose.
SO, buckle up! And trust this process is happening for good reason, and you’re going to be A-OK!
Your Crystal Prescription: Peridot
A stone for transformation, letting go and helping you to move forward - Peridot helps soothe anxieties and relaxes the mind, so if you are feeling anxious about an impending change, Peridot can ease your mind and bring positive energy and help you move forward and let go of anything you need to. Also, as a stone of the sun, Peridot's sunny energy drives away darkness and fear (caused by The Tower appearinging in your reading perhaps!).
FIRE Signs - Sagittarius, Aries, Leo
The Hanged Man, Justice, Queen of Swords
Limbo for a reason.
You’ve felt thwarted or stalled recently, and it seems darned unfair! The Hanged Man is a ‘limbo’ card and highlights a phase of sacrifices and hard work not paying off, and a gradual ‘slow down’ of momentum. It’s easy to get frustrated and stressed, but don’t! This impasse is for a reason. Find out what it is…
Justice hints that there HAS been some unfairness around you, or a situation that you’ve been the victim of, but that this WILL be resolved in your favour. You just need to look after your side of the street and let Karma do her thang. I think the resolution of this issue will blow some cobwebs away and alleviate this sense of circumstances being ‘against’ you somehow.
The Queen of Swords reveals there is an intellectual ‘lesson’ from this phase, an insight about your practices, approach, mindset or priorities that require adjustment. The limbo is the Universe stepping in to create a natural ‘pause’ for you to identify it, and address it. This is for on one but you to uncover, acknowledge and tackle. Apply logic and reason, search for a root cause, zoom in on what feels most likely/significant, and consider how you can do things differently from now on.
No one likes limbo, this will pass, and you’ll emerge with something worthwhile knowing.
Your Crystal Prescription: Tiger's Eye
If you need to see things more clearly or have a judgement to make, Tiger's Eye will guide you to see things as they. Known as the all-seeing, all-knowing, Tiger's Eye can help clarify your inner vision and bring understanding as to why things are happening, perhaps revealing hidden truths. As it is also a stone of good-fortune and empowerment, so if you have been unlucky or treated unfairly, having one of these cosmic companions with you will help to attract the kind of energy you want.
EARTH Signs - Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
Knight of Pentacles, King of Pentacles, Six of Pentacles
Coins, Coins, Coins! The Knight, the King and the Six. Coins also represent Earth signs (and money, material matters, career, possessions) so you’re in your element this New Moon. You’re feeling like you’ve got your shit together (or are about to) in terms of your material world, as shown by the Knight and the King. You are shrewd and practical, you can make a little go a long way, and you like to keep your finances under a tight rein. Good for you!
This sense of pride and control over this area of your life provokes a feeling of generosity, as shown by the Six of Coins. You want to give, help, support, advise those you love and like. It’s no good sitting on a pile of gold, that has no value to anyone, it’s what you DO with it that counts. And you want to use your resources (that may also include your time and talent) to create or achieve something worthwhile. When we give freely, the Universe takes that energy and transforms it into something magical to return to us down the line. You’re about to get into a strong ‘good karma’ cycle, using what you have to do good and, you know what, it’s going to feel really GOOD!
Your Crystal Prescription: Citrine
Of course Citrine! One of my favourite stones of abundance and success, but also of creativity and vitality. If you're looking to use your positive energy and talent for something new Citrine will help propel your energy forward and invigorate your intention with happy, positive, creative energy. Citrine can boost your confidence, creativity and self-esteem - a great stone for a fresh start or new venture.
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.