It's a New Moon in Scorpio, the sign of introspection, secrecy and definitely the sign happiest dwelling in 'the dark side'. So, you might feel a little like navel gazing in this lunar phase, or even like making magic, both of which we're on board with...
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.
WATER Signs - Scorpio, Pisces, Cancer
The High Priestess
Psychic power boost.
You bunch are all psychic, woo-woo people anyway, so the presence of this card, The High Priestess, is just going to escalate your intuition, fortune telling powers and spidey sixth senses EVEN MORE. Are you ready? You should set yourselves up as international mediums this month, seriously!
Make sure you’re giving yourself time, space and permission to relax and meditate, to enter your mind’s eye and find out what your inner voice is trying to express. There is hidden knowledge within, and it all will emerge if you give it the right environment i.e. quiet, restful, contemplative. Your imagination is such a powerful tool, let it work on your problems this New Moon and bring you fresh insight and ideas as to how to overcome them.
Your Crystal Prescription: Iolite
If you’re looking for a stone to bring insight, activate your intuition and connect to your inner knowing, Iolite is the crystal for you. Iolite helps clear the mind allowing you to access higher realms, explore dream worlds and assist in journeying outside of the body. A great stone for meditation and introspection. Iolite also helps you to take responsibility, strengthens resolve and brings self assurance.
FIRE Signs - Sagittarius, Aries, Leo
You are stronger than you could ever know.
Strength is a powerful tarot card, one of the major arcana which are the ~power cards~ of the deck representing significant life shifts and events beyond our everyday humdrum existence. It shows that there are major, and valuable, life lessons ahead for you this New Moon.
Yes, there might be challenge and hardship (as there always is) but there will be growth and change as a result. Discomfort is the necessary first agent of change. Accept and acknowledge your feelings as you go, and know that you CAN handle anything. All of this experience is making you more resilient, wise and courageous, even without you knowing it. It’s all going on underneath, and it’s all building you up, enabling you to live life easier, because your capacity for its darker side is increased. You’re a survivor and a testament to the depth of human strength.
Your Crystal Prescription: Carnelian, of course
One of my most reached for stones whenever I need a burst of energy, or self confidence, Carnelian is a stone of motivation and courage and is a talisman for prosperity and good fortune. If ever you need a boost of vitality or a strengthening hand to hold, Carnelian is there for you - your cheerleader, your coach and your number one fan. With it’s bright, fire energy this orange, red or earthy brown stone will boost your immune system, ignite your self esteem and bring you the energy and strength you need.
EARTH Signs - Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus
Ace of Swords
Express yourself, do it good!
The Ace of Swords is a soothsayer card, it urges you to open up and share what’s on your mind. Get your own thoughts straight first, and then express them aloud. Only when we do, do we realise the truth or feasibility of our thoughts. Sometimes thoughts just evaporate when put into words.
Be prepared for people to respond, maybe not always positively. Remember you can’t control how others act or what they say, but speak to them in a ~learning way~, seek to understand their point of view. After all, none of us know what others really think or what their intentions are until they tell us. Find out, ask questions, create a dialogue. Be calm and composed, set the tone for the discussion. These truths are necessary right now, and they help you to build things on a firmer foundation.
Your Crystal Prescription: Blue Lace Agate
Blue Lace Agate is a great stone for public speaking and any conversations that require tact, calm and composure. As well as being pretty, this pastel blue stone brings calm and tranquility, helping to ease nerves as well as smooth communication, so if you have some difficult words to speak or need to open up a conversation Blue Lace Agate can help. Since this crystal also neutralises anger and aggression it's just the tonic!
AIR Signs - Libra, Aquarius, Gemini
Ten of Swords
If ever a card was direct and blunt, it’s the tough-talker Ten of Swords. Stop, it says. Enough is enough. This is game over and if you don’t recognise that, well then, you ought to!
Spot a situation in your life which has gotten difficult, draining, and only ever seems to get more so. NEWSFLASH: it’s not going to change. This will just keep on dragging you down, and you need to be the one to stand up and cut the ties, loosen the cords, draw a line, and move the heck on.
The Ten of Swords is brutal, sudden and non-negotiable. You have given this person / job / role / circle / place everything, you have made all of the effort. It’s not reciprocated and it’s never going to be.
A toxic environment is more likely to change YOU than you are IT. Stay and be poisoned, or move on and breathe easier.
Your Crystal Prescription: Tourmaline
It sounds like you've got some serious ties to cut somewhere, Air Signs! Whether it's with someone or with a habit of your own, Black Tourmaline can help you severe those cords and leave whoever, or whatever, behind so you can move forward with something less toxic. Black Tourmaline helps you break up with bad habits and turns that negative energy into something more positive, and it can help you work through all the rough emotions that come with a break up too.
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.