This month the New Moon falls is in the dreamy, waters of Pisces, the sign of intuition, empathy and perception. Every New Moon, we are gifted an opportunity to set our intentions and check in with what we really want. It is the perfect time to rid yourself of the things you no longer need or want and invite in what nourishes your soul and sets you heart on fire.
This Piscean New Moon is the perfect time to connect with your inner voice, explore your dreams and open up to your sensitive sides...
As always, 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, 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- Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio
The Sun, Nine of Cups, Ten of Wands
My dad always says “you can only do a shift’s work in a shift”, and he has a good point. The Ten of Wands shows that this is advice you could well heed, because you’re trying to do too much. It’s time to audit your obligations, and ditch, delegate and delay anything which doesn’t require your personal attention now. We all got baggage, and you need to dump some of yours. Why? Because opportunity knocks, my friend, and if you’ve got no room at the inn then it can’t get in!
The Nine of Cups and The Sun are two of the tarot’s most positive cards, prophesising dreams come true, wishes, the fulfilment of a far-off goal. Your daydreams are powerful, and you have the ability to manifest your visions in real life… but you need time, space and energy to focus on that. An opportunity will arise this month to start this process, so prepare for that by clearing the decks of “stuff” which no longer serves you well. You won’t regret it.
Your Crystal Prescription: As well as being the best anti-stress stone there is, Smoky Quartz will help you leave behind what no longer serves you and manifest your dreams. If there are things you need to leave behind, let smoky quartz help make space for you mentally and bring in the new. It's almost the spring equinox so set up some smoky quartz in whatever area of your life you want to clear and make it happen.
FIRE Signs - Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Five of Cups, Three of Cups, The Hermit
Fire signs, you’re all “peoplely people” and love company and socialising… although, this month, The Hermit has you in a more introspective and solitary mood. That’s OK, we all need a little “time out” occasionally and your absence will only make their hearts grow fonder for you, so no FOMO, OK?
The Three and Five of Cups hint that this hiatus is triggered by a reflection about your loved ones and relationships- past and present. There’s a sense, with the teary-eyed Five of Cups, of nostalgia (even regret…) for people you’ve loved and lost. Somehow, they’re on your mind more than usual, the ghosts of love life / friendship / family past haunt you. Don’t be scared, tune in, listen to what they have to say, and ponder what life lessons emerge from their demise. The Three of Cups promises your relationships will be happy and strong in the future, intensified and rejuvenated by this period of reflection, by considering what mistakes you can correct and what patterns you wish to break. Look to the past for lessons for the future, and come back to us with your affections and outgoingness restored.
Your Crystal Prescription: If you're going to be spending time at home, let's bring in some Emerald to make it an extra happy place. Emerald is a wonderfully positive stone and promotes domestic bliss and has a calming effect. If you're feeling introspective, Emerald helps gather wisdom and enhances psychic abilities, and, if there are negative emotions flying around, Emerald will help you to move past them and bring back your joy for life.
EARTH Signs - Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Seven of Wands, Knight of Wands, The Wheel of Fortune
Competition makes your heart beat faster, you kinda’ like the “edge” you get from that knowing others want what you have. And the Seven of Wands shows that this life-affirming trigger is going to be pressed hard this month. So, what do you do with this catalyst? Well, the Knight of Wands and Wheel of Fortune prove you can use this “nudge” to propel yourself in ANY direction you choose, and get further faster than you ever thought possible. So, don’t waste this energy, make it count.
Perhaps it’s a stirring of envy which makes you want to change course, perhaps it’s someone coveting your spot and making you realise you can go further in your field than you thought, perhaps it’s being inspired by another’s success and realising you want that recognition and reward too. Use your, or another’s, “life-envy” to a positive end and make just ONE change which points you in the direction you want to go. It’s a pivot point which can knock on across your whole life. Transformation is in the air…
Your Crystal Prescription: Ametrine harnesses the power of Amethyst and Citrine, giving you a boost of success attracting energy. By turning any negative energy into a positive force, Ametrine brings clarity and helps you take control of your own life. If you're feeling optimistic, Ametrine will boost you forward and help you take action. If there is a negative energy behind your desires or decision making (such as jealousy) Ametrine will help turn it into something positive.
AIR Signs - Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Judgement, Queen of Coins, Knight of Swords
You can almost feel the wheel of fortune turning in your life, the sensation of gears grinding as things start to speed up and change direction. Judgment shows you have been reflecting on a chapter you long to close, there are things to process / atone for / accept… and you’re ready to do that now. It releases a whole load of your headspace and mental energy to focus on something new, setting the scene for personal transformation. And the Queen of Coins reveals you want to invest that valuable energy into Yours Truly- and why not!
Feathering your nest, making shrewd investments, pampering and self-care, education and training, sowing seeds now to reap later- generally being wise and purposeful about looking after yourself. And you’re going to make REAL headway here, as shown by the bold and adventurous Knight of Swords. This isn’t about sitting at home, online shopping and wearing a face mask… this self-investment happens OUT there (“out out”) in the real world. You’re forging a path on your own terms, with yourself at the helm, and it’s going to feel GREAT. Go get some.
Your Crystal Prescription: Your New Moon energy is amazing here so I'm prescribing Clear Quartz to amplify it. Whatever you set your heart to, you can do it! And clear quartz will help you on your way. Not only will quartz give you a boost, it can also help you 'store' energy so you don't burn out. Keep some with you this month and see how you feel.
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.