The world feels like a much smaller place than it was the last new moon. As we all distance ourselves from each other we realise what is important - kindness and compassion, responsibility and reason.
This month we've simplified things a little by pulling just one card for each element, a clear message on how to stay positive in these strange times.
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.
FIRE Signs - Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Two of Pentacles
You are a high-energy character, both physically and mentally, and any kind of isolation or withdrawal dampens your spirits. The Two of Coins is an antidote to this: busy-ness and variety. Look at your day and divide it into slots, create a schedule that delivers something to your mind, body and spirit over the course of a day- reading, exercising, cooking, cleaning, writing, drawing, connecting and chatting, dancing etc... Whatever home activities you enjoy, amplify them and gamify them and make a plan of including them in your life. A little bit of organisation can go a long way right now because it’s the variety and breadth of activity that is important to keep you ship-shape and chipper.
Your Crystal Prescription: Amethyst
I know I prescribe Amethyst a lot, but that's because it really is the 'all healer'! While you're busy doing all the doing you like to do you can sometimes let your space become scattered and cluttered. Keeping some Amethyst at hand will collect and centre your energy and bring a sense of calm and serenity when you need it, helping you to not feel overwhelmed in the space you're in. Amethyst can also help you to set realistic goals and not get too carried away with yourself. Yep, you need it!
EARTH Signs - Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Page of Cups
One of your hidden talents is just how creative you truly are, not many people get to see that side of you very often. Now is a wonderful window of opportunity to draw forth your latent skills and put them into practice, whatever they may be: painting, drawing, writing, sculpting, knitting, dressmaking, designing, blogging, DIY-ing. Do some research, get some materials, start to refine your skills and practice. You can emerge from this hiatus with something wonderful: a craft that you both love doing and are a heck of a lot better at than you were before. Who knows, this could even lead to something new in your career or a lucrative sideline down the line.
Your Crystal Prescription: Blue Topaz
Blue Topaz brings peace and clarity to the mind, stimulates creativity and boosts self-confidence, which can really help you to feel better about yourself right now. Topaz tunes in to feelings rather than knowing, which makes it a perfect stone for these uncertain times. Use it to tap into your inner creative self and it’s bright, tranquil, happy will help your inner light shine out into the world.
AIR Signs - Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Nine of Wands
Keep on keeping on.
Your card from the Universe is the Nine of Wands which is all about not giving up, tackling the issues, facing the darkness with courage, addressing the problems. Why? Because you CAN handle it, and you CAN overcome this, and you WILL be better and stronger on the other side.
This card proves that you are only given what you can cope with, and the more you start to cope with, the easier it gets. You are flexing and building new emotional ~muscles~. So, don’t hide or avoid or suppress… rise to meet the challenges and feel all the more in control and powerful as a result. Be a light for others. Be a person of value and contribution. The Universe will not let you fail, and will not leave your side.
Your Crystal Prescription: Aquamarine
This deeply protective crystal washes away fear, bad vibes and stress and brings peace and tranquillity, and boy do we all need some of that right now. Aquamarine is calming and soothing and is a talisman good luck, fearlessness and protection. Whilst aiding us in discovering hidden meanings and exploring the depths of ourselves, Aquamarine helps us understand how we can be of service to the world.
WATER Signs - Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Five of Coins
Ask for help.
You’re super sensitive and empathetic, and there’s a danger of you absorbing too much of the negative, scary vibes and news right now, causing lasting damage to your vulnerable psyche. You’re too precious to let this happen, Water signs, we need you feeling balanced and peaceful. The Five of Coins acknowledges your sadness but also says that you need to help yourself, first and foremost, before others. You can’t pour from an empty jug! Seek support, advice, guidance and comfort. Ask for help. Share your true feelings. Lean on those you love and like. No one will begrudge you, because they know how much you’ve done for them already. Don’t feel alone right now, reach out
Your Crystal Prescription: Chalcedony
Blue Chalcedony is a beautifully deep, almost glowing blue and is a stone of calm, serenity and peace. Like a cool, soothing ocean view, Blue Chalcedony relieves stress and promotes inner peace and self-care. A particularly good stone for inducing a good nights sleep (and dissipating nightmares) either placed under your pillow or in a bath before bedtime. If you are in need of emotional balance, wearing a Chalcedony can help harmonise your body and mind and bring optimism and enthusiasm.
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.