Each month the moon goes through a cycle, growing in light and power from new to full, waxing and waning. As the moon wanes to dark in each lunar cycle,the bright crescent slowing diminishing to a thin fingernail of light we have an opportunity for inner reflection. In the dark space, the moons monthly journey to the underworld, we gather together the wisdom we have learned so that we can prepare ourselves for the next phase of growth. Lets take a look at some of the insights offered to us by the tarot in the last week so we can prepare ourselves for the Taurus new moon. With this knowledge and understanding we can use this wisdom to integrate on a practical level all the new insights we have gained.
The Hierophant- By contemplating the teachings of the great religious and mystical traditions handed down to us we are initiated with knowledge that can help us live better lives. We can learn the great truth that while teachers point the way we are each our own spiritual authority, we must each learn our own truths.
The Fool– By understanding that we are each our own spiritual authority we can open ourselves to our own Truths. We become the fool and launch ourselves on an adventure of self-discovery, taking leaps of faith to open ourselves and realize our full potential. We can confidently discard other peoples perceptions, expectations and models of being in the world and reclaim our innocence, acknowledging the great spiritual self that lies within.
Temperance – As we look around at the world through this new state of awareness of being spiritual beings whole and complete unto ourselves we can take a fresh look at our lives. With the power of temperance, with vision that lights the way like the rays of the sun we can examine the different areas of our life and determine with clear sight what is needed to create balance in the different facets of our lives. Like the angel we can ground ourselves in solid practicality and dip our toes into the emotional depths to help us create and sustain a vision of our life that is a sacred synthesis.
Six of Cups- As each of us opens ourselves to embracing the whole of who we are we can share love and friendship with others. We become aware that the experiencing of pleasure, that the giving and receiving of love is an act of sharing beauty. When we each have our lives in balance we are more and more capable of being present and sharing this in our interactions with our fellow beings.
Ten of Wands- Being present with others and being creative beings in the world also requires that we are truly present with ourselves. That we take time to check in with our own energy levels to see if our way of being in the world is sustainable or if it is burning us out. You can ask yourself am I feeling strong and striving forward or perhaps you are feeling overburdened, carrying a heavy weight and running out of fuel. However you are feeling you can take time connect with the firey energy at the core of the earth to revitalize your energy reserves in the way you need to, allowing a new creative cycle to emerge.
rdened, carrying a heavy weight and running out of fuel. However you are feeling you can take time connect with the firey energy at the core of the earth to revitalize your energy reserves in the way you need to, allowing a new creative cycle to emerge.