Oh November, you dark and chilly wonder! As much as I don't like the cold, I do like being warm and cosy by a wood fire with a mug or something hot or, even better, a glass of something warming when it's cold outside, and I really love the early dark nights! All the better for moon gazing, huh?
This November our New Moon is in Scorpio, and Scorpio is all about embracing the darkness. Scorpio energy is deep, insightful and perceptive, so now might be a good time to dive into your deepest waters and explore, what is it you really want, who is it you really are..? With this in mind, we're going deep this New Moon with crystals to transform and reveal.
As always, Kerry Ward from Tarot Bella brings you this moonths four week forecast for your element. 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.
Find your element below to read your tarotscope.
The twelve signs of the zodiac are categorised into four groups of three signs, each ruled by a particular element:
Air - Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
Earth - Taurus, Virgo, Capircorn.
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- Scorpio, Pisces, Cancer
Five of Swords, Eight of Rings, Nine of Swords
An important life lesson awaits you this month, Water signs. The Eight of Coins hints it’s something which proves to have practical and material uses, as well as scoring another notch on your wisdom post!
It starts with Swords cards, which mean trouble. And the Nine hints this is something you’ve worried about for a while, but you’ve kept it to yourself and, in that inner space, it has grown out of all proportion. The Five tells you that this is all about your departure from a person / place / situation. The time has come to make that move. Things are not going to get any better here, in fact the decline in circumstances will only accelerate, forcing you to move. The Universe is willing you on.
Do it. Don’t worry about it. Take the lesson, thank the Universe, and move on swiftly to better and brighter things.
Your Crystal Prescription: Black Tourmaline is a powerful, powerful crystal, in fact some say it might be too strong for some people. But, I think you need it water babies. Black Tourmaline will ground you, especially if you face difficult circumstances. It will lead you to the root of your troubles and help you find your path out whilst helping to dispel negative thoughts and turn them into positive forward moving energy.
FIRE Signs - Sagittarius, Aries, Leo
Two of Rings, Knight of Rings, Queen of Cups
Different sides of your fiery personality need to be accessed this month, if you’re going to get everything done! The Two of Coins is the tarot’s “busy” card, so you’ve got a LOT on and it’s not going to let up. In fact, that pleases you because it’s all good stuff and activity that you’ve initiated.
However, it’s not just good time management and diligence that will see you succeed in all these tasks and opportunities. You need to lean on different aspects of your Fire nature too.
Sometimes the ambitious, persevering, serious Knight of Coins should guide your thoughts and actions. Making you get down to business and get stuff done!
Sometimes your more social and emotional Queen of Cups needs to step forward and change the mood and atmosphere of the group, in order for progress to be made. Perseverance alone will not resolve the issues. Your emotional intelligence will.
Have fun with your shadow personalities. They’re here and waiting to help.
Your Crystal Prescription: Fire signs, I'm gonna give you a dose of Tourmaline too, with a side of Pyrite. You need to get shit done this Moon cycle, and Pyrite will keep that fire blazing whilst Tourmaline will keep you grounded, focused and help to you to deal with any 'energy vampires' you need to dispel.
EARTH Signs - Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
Temperance, Three of Cups, Ace of Rings
Sometimes all work and no play can make the grounded Earth signs, well, a little dull. You all work so hard, and you’re all so serious about your progress in this life.
An interesting change to that approach arises this month. The harmony-seeking Temperance card promises a “new normal” is emerging, this means you’re going to naturally feel and see things differently, a new perspective on life is coming. This is a long time coming, as you got this card last month too. The contrast of Three of Cups (i.e. good times) vs the Ace of Coins (i.e. work hard) suggest it’s about a more sensible balance of work vs play. Or maybe even that you start to realise your work SHOULD be fun. If you’re good at something and you enjoy doing it then it just feels natural and pleasing. And isn’t that how you really want to spend your time here on this planet? Utilising your unique talents and sharing them to the joy of others? If work doesn’t feel like that, if it feels like unrelenting effort and grind, then ask yourself, this month, if you’re playing in the wrong game… maybe it’s time to consider a bigger change.
Your Crystal Prescription: This month I'm giving you a double dose of crystal goodness Earth signs, I think you need it. Firstly, Sodalite for revealing truth. Sodalite will help you realise your own truth and situation around you that you might need to see for what it really is. Then, Malachite, to help you accept the change that needs to happen and then go with it. Earth sign, you need to find a new balance, let these 2 crystals help you.
AIR Signs - Aquarius, Gemini, Libra
Death, The World, The Hierophant
A full house of powerful Major Arcana cards this month, which means the Universe is getting involved in your life and nudging you in a different direction. Can you feel it?
Death means that transformation is on the horizon; significant and lasting changes to your psyche and lifestyle for the better, although the process of change can feel uncomfortable. Go with it, don’t resist.
The World and The Hierophant combine to suggest this process is about “growing up” in some way, moving towards the better version of you that the Universe knows can do great things in this world! Have faith in yourself and in this process. You won’t be the same person this time next month. You’ll be even better.
Your Crystal Prescription: Jet. Jet is all about transformation. Let this billion year old Monkey Tree guide you to your new life by inspiring you to reinvent yourself. If there are negative energies dragging you down, jet will draw them out, give you strength and remind you of your goals and give you the boost positivity you need. Let go of the old and welcome in the new moon and a new phase in your life.
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.
You can book a personal, written reading with Kerry, which comes as a beautifully illustrated brochure, at www.tarotbella.etsy.com or follow her at www.facebook.com/mytarotbella.