Deep Dives into the Scorpio New Moon, November 18, 2017

The New Moon is the best time of the month to get in touch with the astrological energy supporting intention setting for your next four weeks. This New Moon in Scorpio encourages you to dive deep into your subconscious, your watery emotional realm, your most heartfelt desires and focus on self development and personal mastery. This is a wonderful time to confront your addictions or other bad habits and make positive changes towards the life you want. Scorpio asks you to question and examine what is motivating your excesses and bad behaviors. What is missing from your life? What do you need to let go of? How can you facilitate this transformation? This is the process of death and rebirth that is so strongly connected with the energy of Scorpio. Do not be afraid to really get to the bottom of things and do some soul searching. It’s worth diving into your shadow in order to move forward into the light as a fuller version of yourself.

Below are three questions for you to ask the tarot at this Scorpio New Moon. I used the Mary-el Tarot to do an example reading for myself, and perhaps it will help you access your subconscious at this time as well. The Mary-el Tarot is beautiful and strange, and doesn’t read for me like other decks. I rely heavily upon the book of interpretations that Marie White includes with her deck in my reading here:

Mary El Tarot: IX of Wands, Page of Wands, X of Swords

What is unseen that needs to come to the surface?- IX of Wands
Creative Fire energy and the Free Will to create whatever my destiny prescribes are represented here by the lion and the woman in the card image, respectively. The lion is wild, untamed, passionate, creative, transformative, and intense. It is me without the armor of my personality and societal influences which keep me humble and in check. This fire lies beneath the surface of my conscious self that I present to the world. I can use my free will to access this fire and use it to create my future, though. I am limitless and unrestrained as long as I acknowledge that I am not a victim of circumstance. I can be whatever I want to be. Just because I don’t have something, doesn’t mean I can’t get it. Just because I have never done something, doesn’t mean I can’t do it now. I learn through my trials and errors and can continuously reinvent and reimagine who and what I am. Now, with the help of the Scorpio New Moon, I can dig deep to get in touch with my creative side, my inner fire, and bring my wild side into the light. There is no reason to be restrained and under control when we can each burn as bright as the sun, brilliant and genius in our life creations.

What emotional burdens, old habits or beliefs do I need to let die, let go of, clear away?- Page of Wands
It is time for me to accept that I have faith and strong beliefs and move onto using those strengths. I have a tendency towards nihilism, a willingness to feel that life has no meaning. This is reactionary behavior though, as it isn’t that I truly believe that life has no purpose, but rather that that purpose in unknowable. Faced with the idea that I may never consciously understand the purpose of my life, I reject meaning all together. Deep down I do believe and have a strong faith that my life, and life in general, has meaning. There is a reason that this all happening. It just makes me so tired to go over and over in my mind that I don’t know what that meaning is. This Page of Wands asks me to get out of my head, to move away from my thoughts, and just listen to my soul’s calling. My soul does call me to me, I can simply listen and accept, instead of going back into my mind to analyze and despair over mental failings of understanding. This life is not to be understood in words and numbers, it is to be known in the depth of my soul. Now is the time to set aside the old habits of thinking and the burden of needing logical explanations.

How can I prepare for rebirth and set the stage for growth?- X of Swords
“The ego is the eternal limited by words.” Here I set the stage for growth by living the message from the Page of Wands: it is time to break free of the prison of my thoughts. The Swords represent the mental realm and all the energy I’ve been expending upon thinking and living in my thoughts. I have built up my self image there, my ego is wrapped up in my mind, I create and protect this image of myself with words and my attachment to my intelligence. The X represents an ending, but also a beginning. It contains both 10 and 1. It is the space in between, where I ready myself for transformation. I’m preparing for a way of being that includes silence and trust, instead of constant words and doubts. We each create our lives by the limits of our mindsets. What if we each adopted a mindset of limitlessness? What if we didn’t draw conclusions based on fear and anxiety? What if we let anything be possible? The image of the X of Swords is Scorpio, is Death, coming to sweep away old ways of thinking and create an open space for limitlessness.

I loved doing this little reading for myself this morning of the New Moon. The Mary El tarot just blows my mind every time I do with a reading with it. If you’re interested in receiving an email reading for your own New Moon energy and intention setting, please get in touch. Happiest of New Moons to you!

 

Exploring the Shadow with the New Moon in Scorpio

The New Moon in Scorpio on October 30th, 2016 brings a powerful energy of introspection and reflection. Scorpio, a deeply emotional water sign, asks us to look within our hearts in order to clear ourselves of judgements, projections, fears, and blocks. This is not easy work, it takes a high level of self awareness and consciousness to confront your shadow self. The New Moon is a wonderful time to start fresh with the energy of the waxing moon guiding your growth in the direction you choose now. What can the Scorpio New Moon reveal to you at this time which will help you heal, connect with your heart center, and let go of harsh criticisms of those are you? Let us look at what advice the tarot has for us now:

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V of Cups rx Deviant Moon Tarot

What truth is hidden from me that this New Moon can reveal now?- V of Cups rx
You are ready to move on and leave past hurts and regrets behind you. Do you not know this?- You are ready. Do not keep yourself in an emotional holding pattern when you can move on. There is potential for new relationships and self-acceptance. Let this New Moon usher in a new phase of self love, openness and understanding in your current relationships, and a willingness to allow new relationships into your world. Whatever it is that has you feeling down or emotionally withdraw, you can handle it. You are handling it. You have handled it nicely. Now it is time to focus on what still remains and what you want to create in your realm of emotional wellbeing. Scorpio and Cups energy is all about that watery, emotional realm where you dig deep, realize you are a total badass who can take the pain of living in this world, and thrive after your adversity. It’s time to make that realization, to claim your power, and to look towards a brighter and stronger future. Only you can let the past go, so give yourself the space and time to accept that power.

The Hermit Deviant Moon Tarot

The Hermit
Deviant Moon Tarot

How can this revelation help clear me of criticisms, judgements, and obstacles?- The Hermit
The Hermit finds the hidden wisdom inside of herself through solitary spiritual exploration. As you’re letting go of those past hurts and regrets with the V of Cups, you may find it easier to do that work if you give yourself plenty of alone time. Spend a night in, alone with your journal or other creative outlet. Don’t watch TV or read a book or distract yourself in any way. Just connect with your spirit self, your spirit guides, your spirituality. What does your soul believe the purpose of your life to be? Why are you alive? Why is anyone alive? What do these questions make you think and feel? The Hermit deals first with her inner world, with caring for her soul, and though that self knowledge, works to change her world. The Scorpio New Moon begins the darkest time of year when we can explore that inner world with the greatest ease as barriers between light and dark erode and shift. You can transform yourself now as well if you are willing to be your Hermit and take the time to connect to your inner wisdom. Let the darkness be your guide.

VIII of Wands rx

VIII of Wands rx Deviant Moon Tarot

What am I projecting onto others that I need to confront and cleanse from my emotional waters?- VIII of Wands rx
When it feels like life has become stagnant or stale, we often have a tendency to blame these feelings on other people. “If only so-and-so would do his part we would be so much farther along.” Or, “If it wasn’t for so-and-so I could be in such a better position in life.” What you can do now is take your power, your agency, your ability to affect change in your life, and own that. Yes, other people do present obstacles sometimes, but there are always work arounds to getting what you want if you are willing to be creative, to sacrifice, to reevaluate, and to just plain make it work. When you are having your Hermit time, working through your emotional V of Cups energy, don’t rush it, or force it, or define a way that it has to be. The only thing it has to be is your way. The only thing you have to do is try. Outcomes are irrelevant, so detach and flow. This is all about you, not what other people are doing or thinking. A guided meditation might be helpful for this, or perhaps a massage, or a slow yoga class. Remember to be thankful and grateful to yourself for making the effort at all. It is not every day that you are so kind to yourself.

I hope you enjoyed this Scorpio New Moon Reading for us all. If you never want to miss a New Moon Reading, sign up for my newsletter which comes out each New Moon. If you would like a insightful personal email tarot reading, please get in touch with me: thewillowpathtarot@gmail.com. I’d be happy to discuss with you the perfect reading to help you feel encouraged and empowered to shape your own destiny. I look forward to hearing from you 🙂

 

New Moon in Scorpio Tarot Reading for November 11, 2015

The New Moon in Scorpio brings an intense energy of flowing, emotional depth. This dark depth can be a bit scary or daunting to confront, but promises the greatest source of rebirth and renewal in your life. The New Moon provides an excellent opportunity to use this deep energy for going within and personal reflection. It time to delve deep into your subconscious in order to take a good look at your value as a person, your emotional triggers that block your ability to embody and demonstrate that value, and situations that can help bring out the best in you. Let’s work with the powerful energy of the New Moon in Scorpio to set intentions around renewal and growth as this year 2015  begins to draw to a close.

VI of Swords rxed Rider Waite Smith Tarot

VI of Swords rxed
Rider Waite Smith Tarot

What is my solid foundation from which I can express my personal value?– VI of Sword reversed
The VI of Swords is a card of movement and transition. With this card in reverse, we see a steadfastness and commitment to a position that is very admirable. You are not easily swayed by changing tides, opinions, or fads. You know what you stand for and what you strive to achieve. It is a wonderful to feel secure and determined in your purpose at this point in the year. Keep your determination up and your eye on the prize. Do not let alternative paths or conflicting opportunities muddy the clearness of your mental waters. Of course, it is always beneficially to check in with yourself and make sure your actions are still aligned with your goals. Don’t be blind to problems or issues that crop up and challenge your course. These things happen for a reason even if ultimately it is a reason your can never understand. The VI of Swords reversed is here to congratulate you for your steadfastness of purpose while gently reminding you that even the best laid plans encounter obstacles which require your flexibility and fluidity.

X of Pentacles rxed Rider Waite Smith tarot

X of Pentacles rxed
Rider Waite Smith tarot

What triggers my negative emotional responses that do not reflect my higher purpose?– X of Pentacles rxed
The X of Pentacles is a card of success and commitment, two very highly valued attributes in our society. Your negativity monster is likely to rear its ugly head when you consider whether or not you will ever be truly secure and successful. Will you ever have everything figured out? Will you ever have your happily ever after? When the futility of all your hard work threatens to overwhelm you, its time to step back, take a deep breathe and reevaluate your situation. First, be grateful for all that you do have and congratulate yourself for all that you have done. You are amazing! A positive outlook is much more productive at creating more positivity. Fake it till you make it if you must!, especially if you have already allowed yourself a healing down time to wallow and express your sadness. The next step is to redefine happiness and success. These definitions should be deeply personal and not a mimic of what everyone else says. Know that is not what you do as much as how you do it. Make your main goal in life to bring more love and light into the world for yourself and your people, and see how that perspective alters the way you go about your daily routine.

Knight of Swords rxed Rider Waite Smith Tarot

Knight of Swords rxed
Rider Waite Smith Tarot

What positive message does my subconscious want to share with me now?- The Knight of Swords rxed
You’ve got time. The Knight of Swords reversed is here to let you know that there isn’t any rush. You don’t have to grow, change, or do anything with great haste. You are a work in progress. Every stage of your life is worth living so there is no need to go charging off and miss the step you are at now. Actually, it is very necessary to slow down at this point or you run the risk of burning yourself out. Your subconscious is sending you a little message of warning to take care of yourself by entering into a more peaceful state. Yes, it can be wonderful to be bursting with ideas and energy, and wanting to take action right away but honestly, you are only one person, capable of so much. Make time for rest and relaxation away from your busy mind and its lists of action items.

I hope you enjoyed this New Moon reading. If you want to take the energy of the reading a step further, ask your cards: “What area of my life should I look to renew and grow at this time?” What card did you draw and how does it inspire or motivate you to seek renewal in your life at this time? I drew the King of Wands whose energy encourages me to seek renewal in the domain of my creative pursuits. His are qualities I endeavor to carry with me as inspiration when setting my goals for 2016.