As the nights draw in I can't help but feel drawn inward too. Maybe it's the long hours of darkness, maybe it's the chill in the air but something makes me want to light candles, read books and study tarot at this time of year. It's my birthday this month (yay!) and I like to celebrate with a 'year ahead spread', pulling a card for each month and then a 13th for an overall theme of the coming year. It feels like the perfect time to start looking ahead.
So, without further ado, Kerry Ward from Tarot Bella brings you this moonths four week forecast for your element. 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.
Find your element below to read your tarotscope.
The twelve signs of the zodiac are categorised into four groups of three signs, each ruled by a particular element:
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.
FIRE Signs - Sagittarius, Aries, Leo
Justice, The Star, The Chariot
A trio of major arcana cards! These are the “power cards” of the tarot and signify messages from the Universe and significant life changes. And, *SPOILER*, it’s ALL good news!
Justice shows that any tricky or unfair situations you’ve been caught up in will resolve themselves in your favour, leaving you free to move on. Leave it all to Lady Karma… she will reward your good behaviour!
The Star shows that you’re due a wish-come-true. And the higher you aim, the better the outcome. So, look to the skies this month, Fire signs, and pin your hopes as high as you dare! Reach for your dreams.
The Chariot shows that change and progress is on the way, maybe as a result of the preceding two cards. You’re embarking on a new journey, one which you’ve yearned to start, and will lead to prosperity and fulfilment. Be full of hope and optimism this month, and make the most of all opportunity. It’s going to be great, and this is just the beginning!
Your Crystal Prescription: Tiger's Eye is a crystal of good fortune and empowerment, emboldening and enthusing the wearer. It can help you make good judgements and trust your creative instincts whilst supporting you through change - the perfect crystal to help you make your dreams come true! And so, for an extra boost of positive, amplifying energy to boost the effects of your Tiger's Eye, I'm prescribing Clear Quartz too. This power duo will be your rocket to the stars, fire signs!
EARTH Signs - Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
Ace of Rings, Six of Swords, Five of Rings
Autumn and winter signal the end of old and fading energies, to make way for the new and fresh in spring. The cycle of life turning a new leaf. This would be a good metaphor for what’s going on in your life right now, too. The Five of Coins shows that you’re letting go of things which no longer serve you, or justify a place in your life. And, interestingly, the Six of Swords hints that this has not been as painful or difficult as you feared. It feels natural, and that’s because it’s the right time to make these moves and release these things. You are ready for a change. The good news is that the release of the “old” clears space for “new” flow in. The Ace of Coins indicates that lots of small seeds are breezing in right now and finding empty ground upon which to bed down and grow. It may not look like much is going on, but it’s all an investment for the future. Come spring, your cup will runneth over. And it’s all down to what’s shifting around now.
Your Crystal Prescription: Magical Moonstone and a shiny, amplifying Clear Quartz Point are your prescribed crystals this month, Earth signs. Grey Moonstone is known as the stone of the New Moon, as it holds the mystery and all it's mystical potential and secrets. Moonstone can help bring shadows in to the light, revealing hidden truths and making the unconscious conscious, a stone of new beginnings. An icy Clear Quartz Point will amplify this energy and help you delve deep into your shadow self.
WATER Signs- Scorpio, Pisces, Cancer
Temperance, Knight of Rings, King of Rings
A real shrewdness emerges with you this month, a deeper understanding of your material world and needs, and how you can organise your resources to fulfil them. The Knight and King of Coins are experts in money, property, possessions and resources. They can survive anything, and make something from nothing, they are resilient and practical. Both of them serve you this month, bringing their insight and wisdom to help you make what you have go a long way. And this emerging purpose and diligence is actually here to stay. Temperance shows that the changes you make will have a lasting impact, not only on your material world but on your mindset and attitude towards it. You are “growing up” in a way, here, and you won’t regret it. Comfort, security and prosperity? THIS WAY
Your Crystal Prescription: Sapphire brings wisdom, dispels confusion, and attracts prosperity and wealth with it. A wonderful stone of calm and serenity, Blue Sapphire can help you find your spiritual truth. Using Clear Quartz alongside your Sapphire will further boost this abundance attracting energy whilst also purifying and boosting your energy. If you're ready to lighten up and brighten up, this power duo are your essential amulets for moving onwards and upwards!
AIR Signs - Aquarius, Gemini, Libra
Ace of Wands, Queen of Swords, Ace of Swords
Two out of three cards are Aces, Air signs, which means you’re turning the page in your life’s story and embarking upon a fresh chapter in more ways than one! There’s something resolutely “solo” about this, as shown by the steely and independent Queen of Swords. She is YOU. And her energy will course through you this month, giving you the strength and resilience you need to make these wonderful changes stick.
You are in control and designing your own life right now, and you feel the need to take ownership and responsibility for yourself. As such, a new mindset emerges- as shown by the clever and shrewd Ace of Swords. You have come to know and understand yourself and what you need. As such, you’re creating new opportunities to meet those desires head on with the authentic and inspiring Ace of Wands. You feel motivated and like you’re on the right track to doing, and being, what makes you authentically YOU. A transformative yuletide season awaits...
Your Crystal Prescription: Jade is stone that brings wealth and abundance from your own making, since Jade helps you realise your own potential, recognise your own talents and gives you the focus to use them. Take that forward energy, your uniqueness and your creativity and let Jade strengthen it. Then, with an extra powerful dose of crystal energy from Clear quartz, amplify that magic! Jade, Clear Quartz and you - the three of you together are unstoppable! Happy New Moon Air signs, and happy new you.
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.
You can book a personal, written reading with Kerry, which comes as a beautifully illustrated brochure, at www.tarotbella.etsy.com or follow her at www.facebook.com/mytarotbella.