Happy New Moon, my loves! This October New Moon is sandwiched between two October Full Moons, and it feels like a great time for taking a breath and resetting your intentions. If you've been feeling a bit 'off' or just not quite yourself the last couple of weeks (me too!) this is the perfect time to shed that and start a fresh.
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.
AIR Signs - Libra, Aquarius, Gemini
Six of Swords, Ten of Coins, The Devil
We can all be our own worst enemy, and The Devil signals that you recognise this hard truth this month ahead. On a positive note, however, this New Moon sees you preparing to break old habits and burst through your usual self-limiting beliefs or behaviours. It’s a new day and a new game bb.
The Six of Swords reinforces that you’ll leave something long overdue a clear-out behind, in your past, in your rear-view mirror. You’re ready to make this shift, this change, this departure, and it’s not going to feel sad or difficult. In fact, you feel fantastic and empowered. You are in control again.
The Ten of Coins shows this change in your outlook and lifestyle opens up a surge of energy and insight about your long-term future, and prosperity. Suddenly you find more time and energy to devote to worthwhile people and projects than ever and, as a result, everything in your life improves. This is, my friend, a big turning point.
Your Crystal Prescription: Amethyst and Aventurine
On Mount Olympus, the gods belived that if they drank wine from a chalice made of Amethyst they wouldn't get too drunk, as Amethyst is a stone of moderation, of preventing addiction and negative patterns, so if you're looking to break a bad habit arm yourself with Amethyst. Add a little piece of Aventurine - a stone of abundance and new beginnings - to the mix and you've got the kinda crystal cocktail that's not gonna bring you a hangover but a happy new leaf.
WATER Signs - Scorpio, Pisces, Cancer
Knight of Swords, Page of Wands, Ace of Cups
A noisy love life.
The Ace of Cups is a hint that new romance is on the cards for you this month ahead, or the rekindling of a flagging current one. Good news! We all love to be loved, but none more so than passionate Water signs.
The Knight of Swords shows there is some conflict or tension around this, though. Maybe your new object of affection is not entirely, 100% single (nor maybe are you…). Love’s complicated isn’t it. Cupid doesn’t always research his victims fully enough before firing that damned arrow! The Page of Wands tells you to roll with the punches (not that this should come to fisticuffs, fear not) and be flexible about how you approach or tackle the arising issues. You might need to try different things to get over and around the obstacles, but you will, because true love is always worth it. Persist and stick with it and you’ll come through with a boo on your arm, and a smile on your face!
Your Crystal Prescription: Garnet
Oh gosh, Air signs, you NEED some Garnet right now if this is what's going on in your life! Garnet is the perfect stone for this kinda situation and here's why... Garnet brings passion and fire, yes, but only where it is needed! If you have a little too much heat under the collar then garnet will cool and balance, meaning that you don't go breaking hearts, whether they be yours or anyone else's. Think of garnet as the yin energy when you have too much yang, or vice versa, it's the friend you need that talks you out of bad decisions and gives you that little nudge 'to just go for it' all in one pretty little crystal.
FIRE Signs - Sagittarius, Aries, Leo
The Magician, The Chariot, Seven of Cups
Dream come true.
Walt Disney famously said ‘if you can dream it, you can do it’, and he was right. And you are going to find that out for yourself this New Moon. You are M-A-N-I-F-E-S-T-I-N-G!!! In a major way. Don’t waste this energy on little stuff, go B-I-G.
The Seven of Cups shows these seeds start in your imagination, The Chariot shows you need to focus on which ones you want to grow and be purposeful and direct in your actions to make that happen. The Magician shows that magical, creative forces are at play here, and you CAN manifest whatever you focus on with intention. It truly is a wonderful New Moon for you, and a life-changing opportunity to make a dream come true. These chances don’t swing around too often, so make sure you utilise every ounce of this powerful energy.
You’re on fire.
In a good way.
Your Crystal Prescription: Jade and Pyrite
Ahh fellow fire signs what lovely cards! Don't waste this opportunity, manifest! This new moon (and the whole waxing moon phase for the next 2 weeks) is the perfect time to make a wish, but also, utilise that new moon energy to add extra magic to any actions you put into place. Jade and Pyrite are both abundance attractors, so whatever it is you're wishing for, harnessing their energy along with the alignment of the planets AND your positive attitude means that you really can have/do or be anything you want.
EARTH Signs - Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus
Seven of Swords, Six of Cups, The Fool
I feel like you’re on a bit of a "secret mission" this New Moon, bringing something from your past into your present, but kept closely under wraps until you’re ready or able to reveal it!
What is it?
The Six of Cups shows it’s something or someone you once held enormous affection for, and had great fun with, maybe there is love there too. This could be a walk down the ex’s Memory Lane, but not necessarily- it could be a friendship, activity, role or hobby too.
The Seven of Swords reveals the secrecy around this. Maybe it’s an affair, dare I say, maybe you’re just unsure if it will work out and don’t want the judgment in the meantime.
The Fool, however, reassures that this IS exactly the right thing to do. You CAN teach an old dog new tricks, you CAN resurrect this past enterprise or relationship with great success. It belongs not only in your present, but in your future too.
Your Crystal Prescription: Grey Moonstone
The stone of the New Moon, Grey Moonstone holds the mystery, secrets and mystical potential of the Moon in its beginning phase, so if you do have a little secret up your sleeve, Grey Moonstone might help you bring those shadows in to the light. As it is also a stone of new beginnings and intuition Moonstone will help you propel forward with your plans whilst also soothing and anxiety or stress you're feeling.
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.