Happy New Moon! For me, this fiery Leo New Moon (hey fire signs!) feels like a 'moment', full of joyful confidence to help you take centre stage in your own play, whatever that means to you. Any new moon is a great time to turn a leaf, start a new project or let go of that which does not serve you, but this one is an especially good time to take another step toward being your most authentic, powerful self. Keep reading to find little wisdom from the tarot and maybe a stone to help you balance out whatever energy might be coming your way this lunation. (Full disclosure I'm prescribing everyone Citrine this new moon because I'm obsessed with it this month!)
Find your element below to read what cards Kerry has pulled for you this lunation and what crystals you might need to in your arsenal.
Air - Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
Earth - Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
Fire - Aries, Leo, Sagittarius.
Water - Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
Five of Coins, Queen of Swords, Temperance
I salute you because you've have experienced and lived through a great loss and sadness, as shown by the grieving Five of Coins, but you've made your own peace and ~weather~ with it, as shown by the Queen of Swords. You've been your own source of strength, found resources you didn't know you had, and been healthily self-reliant and contained.
Temperance reveals this has been a major life lesson and the effects of your handling of this hardship are lasting. In short- you've changed for good.
Hardships are what shape our character, make us stronger, build our capacity for wisdom and resilience in the face of life's lessons and tests (which never end). You have proven yourself a willing student, a capable adaptor. Celebrate your progress.
Citrine is known as 'the success stone' because it attracts wealth, abundance and creativity. I love citrine because I feel like it really embodies the suns happy, bright energy so much that you can't help but feel more positive with a citrine around. It sounds like you're ready for a dose of happiness and optimistic energy, fire signs, so treat your self to a little crystal buzz this new moon.
Ten of Cups, Seven of Wands, Three of Cups
Your love life is under the microscope, with the happy-ever-after Ten of Cups and the joyful, YOLO Three of Cups. Perhaps you are looking for it all? The security of a commitment and the freedom and fun of a casual and pleasure-focused fling? Perhaps you need to make up your mind what you want (or need) in your relationship landscape and if it can be fulfilled with your current status?
Remember, you can't get everything you need from person- that's why we need multiple friends and acquaintances.
The Seven of Wands reminds you to be as tough on yourself as others. To examine your own behaviour and expectations- perhaps this is where the dischord lies in truth. Have some insights, talk about them, look to make good changes, enjoy your people!
Ooh Earth signs, this is an interesting combination of cards! Cups represent feelings and emotions, often to do with love. If you've been feeling confused or emotionally torn recently, maybe need a ray of positive, sunny energy to give you a boost in the feels? Citrine can help by giving you a dose of sunshine without the chance of a burn! This honey-coloured stone's uplifting, positive energy attracts good vibes and abundance and, if you have an emotional dilemma, it might help you find a creative solution you just hadn't considered.
Four of Coins, Page of Coins, The Hanged Man
You're entering a phase where there will be more mental than physical action. This is about a mindset shift vs a situational change. But it's so powerful.
The Four of Coins and Hanged Man are both ~limbo cards~, indicating a dead end, stagnant situation, sense of being ~stuck~. What to do?
Relax into it. Let yourself swing. Don't get frustrated. See this as a ~pause~, necessary to let your mind wander and to take in new perspectives (not just your own, relying too much on that is what's got you here... so see others' POV). The Page of Coins asks you to be open-minded, eager to learn, willing to get feedback, receptive to new ideas. It's through adopting a new outlook that the way forward will emerge, and you need to consciously seek this.
Citrine is the go to stone for me when I have anything creative to do, so if you need a new perspective on a situation or to step outside your comfort zone and into a new mindset, Citrine can help you chanel that vibe. Also, as a super positive stone, this crystal can help you transition into whatever phase it is that you're moving into next. Don't overthink things, let a little sunshine into your mind!
Seven of Swords, The Tower, Ten of Wands
Hmmm, something is going to come to a head and, albeit there may be conflict or strife, it's all for the best. This has been simmering for a while, emitting low-level ~dread clouds~ into your atmosphere.
The Seven of Swords shows there is shade around you, people who need to be exposed for who they are and their intentions towards you. The Ten of Wands shows this has been brewing for at least 2-3 months. You've seen the signs.
The Tower reveals there'll be a blow up, a revelation, a scene. Take it for what it is. Let the scales fall from your eyes. Let the truth out.
You can deal with this better when it's all out on the table. You can make positive choices about your ongoing commitments here. You can remove negativity and toxicity. You are in control- use that for good.
'Let the scales fall from your eyes' - oof! If you've got a big drama coming your way, you're gonna need a cosmic ray of sunshine on your side - a dose of pure positivity that will help you dust yourself down and rebuild after the quake. If there ever were a stone to help you to rise above, like a phoenix from the flames, Citrine's joyous, abundance-attracting, happy energy will serve you well in times of crisis!
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.