How lucky we are to have a New Moon right at the start of a new year. It feels like a true newness, doesn't it? A fresh clear wind blowing in, a bud forming on an otherwise bare twig, a shoot poking through cold earth.
You may feel jaded by new years passed and pessimistic at the thought of real lasting change from resolutions that have dissolved into the spring, but put all of that behind you my friend, that was the past. This is the now and tomorrow is your future. If you sow a seed now, imagine what you could harvest tomorrow, in a month, in a year...
Capricorn, who's sign this months New Moon falls in, is the sign of planning and ambition, honesty and devotion. Feel these traits as you ponder your New Moon this month.
Find your element below to read your 'scopes.
Air - Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
Earth - Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
Fire - Aries, Leo, Sagittarius.
Water - Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
The Magician, The Moon, Page of Cups
You can make pure magic and it all starts in your powerful imagination. Release your inner child and let him/her/them play and reinvent happy memories and activities from yesteryear. The Moon and the Magician combine to create potent new ideas and insights, which stir you into action, to make something new in your world and create a new mood. The Page of Cups shows that wholesome, childlike adventures and creative pursuits are where it's at- drawing, painting, music, dance, poetry. Reinvent the things you loved as a child in a new, adult-shaped guise.
Your crystal prescription: Jade
What a lovely combination of cards! Jade embodies The Magician card, it is a stone of self-made wealth, of making your own fortune. It is a lucky, abundance attracting crystal that will amplify any energy that you spend that way and so if you are imaging some new magic, or continuing to, keep some Jade with you Earth signs and your efforts will be doubled!
Eight of Coins, Four of Wands, Knight of Swords
You are firing on all cylinders in work mode, making amazing progress and setting your career up to fly. The Eight of Coins is you working hard, nose to the grindstone, and the Knight of Swords is you getting a clear idea of what you want to happen in your career and realising it's down to you to make that work. The Four of Wands promises rewards for your efforts, in the coming weeks. An improvement in your situation lies ahead, something significant, which could knock on to where and how you live too. It’s all connected. Go for it.
Your crystal prescription: Citrine
Whenever work and rewards are intertwined there is really only one crystal that fits, Citrine, aka 'The Success Stone'. This energy-amplifying, creativity-enhancing super stone will give a boost to whatever work you put in and make sure that anything you put your mind to will be a success, so long as you do the work. Keep a Citrine with you as you graft, Air signs, and see what comes your way.
Ace of Wands, King of Swords, The Empress
You are turning a new leaf in your family, friend, and romance world, aiming to restore, repair and nurture the relationships you believe in. The Empress shows that love is on your mind, how you give and receive it, and where you find it. The King of Swords shows you thinking ahead, imagining getting older and who will be with you, who matters, who helps you. The Ace of Wands shows you turning a new leaf and adjusting where your time and energy goes. Some people deserve more of you, some maybe less. Figure it out and act accordingly.
Your crystal prescription: Chrysocolla
A gentle but powerful crystal, Chrysocolla reminds me of the energy of The Empress in the major arcana, a card associated with nurturing, comforting, and loving. As you ponder your future, and who you share it with, keep a Chrysocolla (if you have one) nearby and see if you don't feel strangely reassured.
The High Priestess, Nine of Cups, Knight of Coins
Dream a dream, create a vision of your ideal lifestyle and rewards. The High Priestess reveals this week is the time to turn inwards and ask your sub conscious to guide your ambitions. The Knight of Coins hints it's related to your sense of security - home, money, work, health, relationships. Feeling safe and protected is important to you. The Nine of Cups is a cosmic pass from the universe, granting you a wish. Pin down and clarify what you most want and plan a few steps to help make it a reality, then take them this month ahead. This is the start of an authentic life change for the better.
Your crystal prescription: Labradorite
Whenever I need to do some meditation or introspection I always reach for Labradorite. Labradorite strengthens psychic ability and awakens your intuition, helping you connect to spiritual guides and access other realms, of yourself and beyond. Try holding one in your hand and keeping The High Priestess card in your gaze and see what wisdom comes forth.
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.
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