This New Moon falls in the waters of Pisces and it's the last New Moon of the astrological year. Later this month we begin a new cycle with the Sun moving into the first sign of the zodiac Aries on March 20th. It's no coincidence that this happens at a time of year when we are starting to see the first signs of spring. Early flowers are beginning to poke through the frozen soil and new leaves are begining to bud on the trees.
That's why the card I pulled for this month, The Empress, couldn't be more perfect. The Empress is the tarot’s ‘Mother Nature’ and Venus card, representing romantic love, self-love, creativity, nature, animals, children, sex and basically the fact that ALL the best things in life are free. Nature has provided abundance for us and The Empress is the embodiment of that.
And if there is one stone that harnesses that Empress energy, it's Moss Agate. If you need to refresh your soul and your connection to nature, Moss Agate is a beautifully unique, balancing and unblocking stone that does just that. Just like a long walk in a deep woodland, Moss Agate’s stabilising, optimistic energy reduces stress, balances the emotions and inspires growth. If you’re feeling stuck in a rut, depressed or lethargic, this stone will help to brighten your mood and bring in new beginnings. The perfect crystal to bring in that spring new leaf energy.
So, Kerry (aka Tarot Bella) has taken The Empress card and drawn another to help you see where you might need some Empress/Moss Agate energy this lunar cycle.
Air - Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
Earth - Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
Fire - Aries, Leo, Sagittarius.
Water - Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
The Empress + Knight of Cups
Revel in nature.
The Knight of Cups can signal romantic love (so if you’re single, then expect big things from other Water signs this month) and also friendships, adventures, and socialising or travel. I realise we’re still in a lockdown BUT the restrictions ARE slowly lifting, and you are hungry to get back to being with and around people and seeing the world. And this card combo heartily encourages it. BE The Empress this month ahead, doing all those ~best things in life are free~ things. Spend time being in nature, walk, swim, moon-bathe, hike, create beautiful things, invest in your closest relationships, cook from scratch, get new plants, spruce the garden, make travel plans, cuddle your pets (or other people’s). It’s a time to be wholesome, joyful, and to revel in the simple pleasures of life.
The Empress + Seven of Wands
You can’t pour from an empty jug and yet you do try! Fire signs, you’re a ball of energy and go-getting ambition, and the Seven of Wands shows you’re in the thick of a campaign or project right now, and busting a gut to get everything done. The Empress asks you, right now in this very moment of intense activity, to consciously learn to balance and take better care of yourself. It’s exactly when things are at their most frenetic that you need to stop, pause, and look out for yours truly. If you don’t, who will? Schedule time outs, relaxation, mental and physical checks that you keep putting off, time to socialise and recharge off people who uplift you. Basically, be kinder to yourself.
The Empress + The Lovers
Express your need for love.
The Empress doubling up with the passionate Lovers card shows that your relationships are where it’s at this month, and they need some TLC (and so, in fact, do you). Earth signs, you’re carers, rocks, and supporters. Rarely do you ask for your own needs to be addressed, and this can mount up into a suppressed sense of unrequited attention and a lack of tenderness. Don’t let this drag on. Say something. Tell them your true feelings, and what it is you feel you lack or don’t receive. This will, I guarantee, be ~new news~. They have no idea you feel this way. And, I also bet they’ll be more than happy to provide whatever it is. The squeaky wheel gets the oil!
The Empress + Judgement
Process an old wound.
The Empress coupling with Judgment for you means that you need to look back on something with love (rather than anger) and process an old wound one last (and final) time, because right NOW you have the necessary hindsight, emotional distance, and resilience to reframe this painful story. We all have to go back to our pasts periodically, revisiting the scenes of various crimes, to look again at what happened. Over time, information emerges and attitudes change, and we get a more objective ~read~ on events. Use your moss agate crystal as you meditate on this, and let yourself find a new life lesson, wisdom and even ~story~. Process your feelings and mark this ‘Case Closed’. At last.
Kerry Ward is a Nottingham based tarot reader, and Cosmopolitan magazine’s FIRST tarot expert, with over 20 years fortune telling experience, and many happy clients all over the world. You can book a personal, written reading, which comes as a beautifully illustrated brochure, at www.tarotbella.etsy.com or follow her at @mytarotbella.