For this New Moon in Leo on July 26th, I did a reading to help us all to release old patterns at this time. I also asked what would help us do this release, and then what we should allow to grow with the moon in the next couple of weeks. I used the Deviant Moon tarot deck for the reading. Here is what I drew:
What to let go of before this New Moon: Page of Cups
It’s time to let go of childish and immature emotional patterns. You are ready to be emotionally mature and stable. You are letting your feelings run over the same ground again and again, hoping to feel something different. This is madness! Stop reflecting, contemplating, stewing in, and obsessing over how your little heart feels. You need to feel something new and you can’t do that if you’re still mulling over how you used to feel. Get into this present moment and engender the kinds of feelings that you want to be experiencing now. Emotions and feelings can grow and develop over time, let yourself get to the next phase.
What will help you to release and let go: The Moon
Perhaps this is a bit of a cheeky, redundant, or obvious answer, but work with The Moon at this New Moon to help reset your emotions and outlooks. The whole point of this reading is to let the energy of the moon support you in letting go at this time. Many of us in the modern world are disconnected from moon cycles, influences, and energies. Perhaps now is a good time to acquaint yourself with the different phases of the moon. Try to note each day where the moon is in its cycle from New on July 26th to Full on August 10th. Spend some time looking up at it, being very still and present in the moment, and let its light and energy absorb into you. This period of stillness and meditation does not to involve any self reflection. Put your thoughts and emotions away and just be very aware of the energy that surrounds you and emanates from within you. These moments of conscious presence will help you to let go of old emotional patterns that are no longer serving you, or are now hindering or harming you. Being self aware will help you grow and develop with the ever increasing light of the moon.
What to let grow: The Star
There is a shining hope inside of you. Let you inner Star out to shine for yourself and others. The Star works in harmony and serenity with everything around her. While you are out under the night sky soaking in the energy of The Moon, let your awareness expand to encompass the whole vista of stars in the sky as well. Can you feel the energy of the stars so far away? Can you compare your small self to the vastness of the Universe and put your problems and issues in perspective? The Star invites you to be hopeful and content that you can bring balance and harmony into your emotional patterns in the coming weeks.
There you have your New Moon Reading for July. If you subscribe to The Willow Path Newsletter or are already a subscriber, you’re able to purchase a more personalized New Moon Reading for just $10. Let the insightful and transformative power of tarot help you develop your own self awareness! Best wishes and Happy New Moon!