Every New Moon asks us where we can make a change and what can we leave behind. The New Moon energy shakes up water that has become stagnant and encourages us to break up with our bad habits.
This New Moon in Aquarius, a sign connected with progress, change and innovation might bring focus to our relationships, friendships and social networks as well as society as a whole. The world is changing my friend and it's time for us to step up.
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 - Aquarius, Gemini, Libra
The Lovers, Knight of Swords, Six of Cups
Make your mind up.
You’re a thinker, more than a feeler, if you know what I mean! Logic and rationale hold more appeal for you than intuition and emotion. Well, please put that big brain of yours to good use this month ahead and THINK your way out of this limbo you’re in. The Lovers shows a conflict of feeling, a divide between your head vs your heart, a sense of confusion about how you ought to proceed. The Six of Cups shows there’s something to do with the past affecting this choice. You are ruminating over previous events or achievements, perhaps comparing then vs now, perhaps dwelling on regrets… ENOUGH! The Knight of Swords sweeps in to tell you to process this knotty tangle once and for all. Decide how you feel. Compel yourself to act on it. Move on and don’t look back. No regrets here, please.
Your Crystal Prescription: Tiger's Eye
If you're feeling confused and your usual good judgment needs some assistance then use Tiger's Eye to guide you. Known as the all-seeing, all-knowing, Tiger's Eye helps you see things as they really are and not be tricked by illusions and can help clarify your inner vision and bring understanding as to why things are happening, perhaps revealing hidden truths. Make your decision and use Tiger's Eye for guidance and protection along the way.
WATER Signs - Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio
Five of Wands, Knight of Cups, Knight of Wands
Clean up, clear out.
Hmm, Water signs, your love lives are always, well, kinda complicated. I guess you can’t help being irresistible and alluring to others, eh?
Well, the Five of Wands shows that whatever is, or has been, going on has created some trouble and strife, maybe more than you bargained for. It’s time to clear up, and move forward!
The Knight of Wands and Cups perhaps hint at a love triangle, or an unwelcome admirer, or interference in your business from a (well-meaning?) irritant. Identify the source of the conflict, and decide personally how you want to come OUT of this. Sometimes, conflict is a useful means of throwing everything up in the air (so you can escape…). Sometimes, the confusion and chaos make more things possible than there would be in the ‘status quo’, an enabler of new options. Decide on your goal, and then commit to making moves to making that happen. Just don’t stay in this confusing zone. It’s no good for anyone.
Your Crystal Prescription: Onyx
If you need to establish some boundaries, protect yourself from unwanted attention or interference you need Onyx, water babies. Onyx protects against negative energy, defends against people who are manipulative, critical or argumentative and helps to keep boundaries. Onyx is also a grounding force (which it sounds like you definitely need right now!) and can bring balance. Onyx can also help you work through and heal old emotional wounds that may be affecting you in the present and therefore help clear some baggage so you can focus on your future.
FIRE Signs - Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
The High Priestess, Ace of Cups, King of Cups
A turning point.
Something new, fulfilling, life-affirming and emotional is about to enter your life- and it comes from your own imagination, creativity and persistence. It feels amazing to have achieved this, so allow yourself a lil celebration!
The High Priestess and King of Cups show you have put the ‘best’ of yourself into this. Your intuition has guided you here, and your high hopes and ambitions to do good and be better have shaped your plans. This is a ‘higher self’ endeavour, and you’ve done it! The Ace of Cups shows that this marks a new beginning, you can take this energy and make it go further, you can use this as a platform to go up a level into a whole new space. Fire signs, this is a powerful turning point in your life so please have a reward and a pause to celebrate, but then get back to work, please. You can go further than you currently think is possible!
Your Crystal Prescription: Clear Quartz
Clear Quartz is an energy amplifier so it will magnify this awesome energy that you're surfing right now making you feel supercharged. You're working hard and things are turning out for you so wearing clear quartz can help boost that energy further and keep it going. Tourminalited Quartz, one of my favourites, is clear quartz with rods of tourmaline running through it so not only is it amplifying it also has the grounding and protecting properties of tourmaline, just to keep your feet on the ground while you're riding high!
EARTH Signs - Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
Eight of Swords, The Hermit, Ace of Coins
Privately, secretly (which, frankly, is how you like to operate!) you’ve been squirrelling away on something to do with your home or lifestyle. The Hermit has you taking something very seriously, and looking at ways you can improve or change your circumstances. You have been researching and reading up. Preparing for action…
The Ace of Coins shows that starts NOW. Don’t panic, this won’t all happen overnight, nor do you have to get it all ‘right first time’. One small step is all that’s required right now. One positive move in the right direction. The Eight of Swords shows this whole project might take about six months, maybe a little more, to complete. Importantly, it releases you from a way of living you’d grown tired with or frustrated by. Little by little, you’re moving into a brighter, lighter space. And it’s all off your own back.
Your Crystal Prescription: Jade
Whenever someone is starting a new project or venture I always suggest programming a crystal with your intentions of what you'd like to see happen, it will act as your talisman of cosmic karma and serve as a reminder of what you're aiming for. So, earth signs, I'm prescribing Jade for you this month. Jade attracts prosperity and abundance to you and helps you create success for yourself. You don't need any luck or charity here, you are the magic and Jade will amplifying your positive energy and bring you what you desire.
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.