The fiery Sagittarius energy for this New Moon is free-spirited and spontaneous and urges us all to expand our horizons with optimism. A New Moon is the perfect time to discard what you no longer need and invite in what you wish for, dream about and want more of. Be prepared to go with the flow and don't resist change.
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 - Sagittarius, Aries, Leo
Seven of Wands, Two of Cups, The Devil
Stick up for yourself.
One of your close relationships will be tested soon, and you will need to stand your ground. The Devil hints it’s triggered by an old problem that keeps resurfacing. We all like to think our squabbles end when we want them to, but some things just get driven “underground”, lurking for the next opportunity to flare up. This is a flare-up.
The Seven of Wands says that this time, you need to make your stand and not cave in under any circumstances! Headway can be made, but you need to force the issue and keep explaining yourself until it sinks in. Sounds dismal, doesn’t it, but it will pass by soon enough and the relationship will be a lot better for it. The Two of Cups is the tarot’s “love card”, so this will all end well. Sometimes you just need to make sure you’re being heard, and your position is fully understood and acknowledged.
Your Crystal Prescription: Amethyst and Carnelian
Whenever you're dealing with any kind of sticky situation, squabbles or old problems that keep rearing up, you need Amethyst. Amethyst's grounding, cleansing vibes will help to turn all that negative energy into positive making you feel better and helping dissolve any stress. And, if you need to stand up for yourself and have courage and strength, Carnelian is your crystal ally. As well as boosting your confidence, Carnelain's fiery energy will help you to feel strong enough to not back down when you need to stand your ground.
EARTH Signs - Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
Queen of Wands, Eight of Swords, Temperance
Old habits need to change.
You’re swinging into full PART-TAY mode, as shown by the vibrant and adventurous Queen of Wands. Have fun, Earthies, and revel in the high spirits and good vibes. Whilst you’re busy planning your celebrations, though, perhaps consider tweaking your partying escapades… The Eight of Swords and Temperance combine to tell a story of finding a “new normal”- maybe you should ramp it up more than usual, maybe you should mix it up with different activities or different people, maybe it’s time to rein it back… only you know which way you should turn the dial. Consider this, and think of a few lifestyle changes or “do differently” you could implement this coming festive season. With one or two tweaks to your usual patterns, you will find yourself adjusting naturally to a new, more fulfilling rhythm and balance. Life is all about change and making changes ourselves before they’re forced upon us.
Your Crystal Prescription: Amethyst and Garnet
Amethyst is the stone of letting go, releasing anything which does not serve you. It is also the stone of sobriety, so if you need to change some bad habits or rid yourself of past negative behaviours patterns, the end of the decade is the time my love, and Amethyst will help you in your endeavours. But this isn't just about letting go, it's also about looking at what you need to bring in. This is where Garnet comes in. Garnet is all about balance - if you need more fire, more passion, Garnet will bring it: If you need calm and composure, Garnet will aid you.
AIR Signs - Aquarius, Gemini, Libra
Ten of Swords, The Fool, The Hanged Man
A change of direction.
There is a sharp change of direction in store for you this month ahead. It begins with the Ten of Swords- an abrupt ending to something you’ve grown weary of and depressed by. A situation which was heading to a no-win impasse, and you’ll feel mightily relieved to cut your losses on. As fast as that unfolds, The Fool sweeps in with an equally swift-moving opportunity to seize. Something inspiring, exciting, fun and motivating. Something you, and you alone, can see the potential of. Others may raise an eyebrow… let them!
The Hanged Man completes this chapter and advises you that, once the initial excitement passes, you will need to knuckle down and make some sacrifices of time and energy to make this endeavour work for you. It may mean other projects or intentions, or even relationships, stall a little, but that’s OK. No pain, no gain… and this is worth it!
Your Crystal Prescription: Black Tourmaline and Pyrite
If you're ready to cut ties with something that was draining your energy Black Tourmaline can help you. An excellent energy protector, Tourmaline can help you let go of that which does not serve you and make space to welcome in the new. With the help of Pyrite, the fire-lighting, energetic motivator that it is, you can seize any opportunities that present themselves and have the hard-working energy and motivation to make them a success
WATER Signs - Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio
Four of Swords, Strength, The Hermit
There’s a real sense of hibernation around you during the winter months. The Hermit and the Four of Swords are both about retreating from the world, withdrawing to find a peaceful place, resting, nesting in your favourite haunt to sit and ponder… Perhaps you need to let your emotions and feelings catch up with recent events this year, and you need that little bit extra space and time to do so. Gift yourself with a “time out”, and enjoy rebalancing and reviewing 2019.
Strength shows this all serves an important purpose. You’re growing and developing, you’re coming to terms with things which once bothered you, you’re understanding situations from different perspectives. What once perhaps seemed difficult or challenging now seems easily managed. Life’s hardships don’t have to drain or pain us, they can serve as a useful exercise to build our emotional muscles and resilience, and that is what this little “time out” is helping you to do. Reframe the events, see the life lessons, get ready to move on once again.
Your Crystal Prescription: Chrysocolla and Green Moss
Whenever you feel as if you need the comfort of home-cooked food, a day under a thick blanket or a reassuring hug, Chrysocolla is there for you. This deep green stone's warm, loving energy can help rebalance and restore your energy and, if you pair it with another green stone, Emerald, the double dose of crystal love can really make you feel lighter. Emerald inspires positive action by eliminating negativity and raising consciousness and can help you to overcome the slings and arrows of life by strengthening your resolve and mental clarity, which sounds like exactly what you need.
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.