Learning and Integrating with the New Moon in Gemini, June 13, 2018

Happy New Moon in Gemini! As we start off another cycle with the Moon, this time we are given the airy, communicative energy of Gemini to guide us through the next four weeks. Gemini rules over the realm of the mind, so this month I thought I would help us connect our mind to our intuitive side by using the Mary-el Tarot deck for our moon reading. Whoa, this deck always blows me away with its depth. It takes me to another realm of the subconscious and intuitive realm more than any other tarot deck that I use. For this reason, I have refrained from doing readings for other people with this deck. I rely heavily upon the book that Marie White includes with her deck and love delving into the esoteric ideas that she communicates therein. Gemini energy loves to communicate lessons so this month I’m exploring what we can learn and how we can use those lessons in the coming month ahead. Enjoy!

Mary-El Tarot deck

What lessons can I learn during the Gemini moon cycle?- Queen of Wands
This Queen is a master of her internal fire energy. She carries a light that shines brightly in all the darkest corners of her inner world. This light illuminates that which wants to remain hidden- the true self. It can be scary and difficult to face our true self. We want to hide, we want to show up as society would have us be, we want to be “normal.” Yet, each of us is unique and incredible, fierce and bright, strong and capable. The Queen of Wands asks you to learn the lesson of self-confidence, of self-reliance, and of self-love. She wants you to hold up a mirror and look at your true self and see yourself as a gift, as perfect, as the miracle that you are incarnate. She fills this act with warmth and kindness, using her inner fire to make you feel secure and safe revealing yourself. At this Gemini New Moon, you can learn about the potential that you hold within you. You can learn to be self-assured and luminous like the Queen of Wands.

Mary-El Tarot deck

How can I integrate this lesson into my experience?- The Moon
There is something mysterious and unknowable about this process of self-realization and self-actualization. Where does your “yourness” reside? What makes you “you”? Why can’t you transform into someone else? Your only option is to come more fully into yourself, to be more authentic, to be more confident, to be more you. The Moon asks you to use your intuition and explore the area of your subconscious in order to access your inner Queen of Wands. The Moon is your secret place, your inner realm, your hidden side that you want to keep away from the world. It’s your dark side of the moon, never brought into the light. What purpose does all the secrecy serve? This Gemini moon cycle asks you to reveal yourself, to go within, shine a light, and emerge from that darkest of places in order to show up in this lifetime. You cannot show up for your life and really experience it when you are expending so much energy hiding your true self. Use the light of the Moon, the energy of the Moon, the intuition of the moon, to allow yourself to become more fuller yourself during this cycle.

Mary-El Tarot deck

What secret does Gemini have to share with me now?- 8 of Discs
In this card we see an image of the binary world, of two sides coming together, of the Twins of Gemini standing together but never touching. In the space between these two pillars of energy there is an innocent and pure lamb. This lamb represents you. It represents your ability to be more than one thing, to have more than one side, to be multi-faceted, and exist in the space between. The space between is balance, it is truth, and it is honest. This space is also light and airy, just like Gemini. It isn’t heavy or dark, but free and transformational. You can exist in a lighter and freer space when you give up the cultural mandate to pick sides, to see things in black and white, or to choose either/or. What if you chose both? This Gemini New Moon is an opportunity to explore the riddle of what exists outside of opposites, or what happens when you don’t take sides, and how you can choose more than one option if you use your creativity.

I hope you enjoyed this tarot reading for the New Moon in Gemini. I hope it generates a desire to do some deep thinking. Gemini energy is great for thinking! Use all those brilliant thoughts to explore something totally irrational, like intuition. This world we live in is not as black and white and binary as we have come to accept. Accept nothing! Question everything! That will make for an interesting month ahead with the powerful insight and creativity of Gemini on your side.

Tarot Reading for the Gemini New Moon on June 16th, 2015

Another moon cycle comes to a close and so another begins!  This New Moon in air sign Gemini will be occurring on June 16th, 2015. The New Moon is an excellent time to set a couple of intentions or goals for the coming four weeks, or even reevaluate your goals for the year. Working with this short energy cycle of the moon can help you get in touch with your own inner four week energy cycles, and manifest smaller parts of your overall year goals.  Today, I asked the tarot cards for advice for all of us on setting our intentions now at the Gemini New Moon. Enjoy and best of luck with making progress on your goals in the next four weeks!

VIII of Pentacles Wild Unknown Tarot

VIII of Pentacles
Wild Unknown Tarot

What will help your intentions: VIII of Pentacles
Hard work! Ok, sometimes we get lucky and things just flow, but oftentimes we actually have to put in the time and effort to accomplish our goals. The VIII of Pentacles reminds you to keep plugging away. If you are trying to create something tangible and perfect, keep honing your skills, you are improving toward mastery of your craft. If your intentions are more in the mental or emotional realms, there are still some concrete things you can do to increase your abilities. Try buying a new book on the topic your intentions relate to, or taking a class. You have been building up a fine set of skills, but there is still a need to push ahead. Ask yourself if there is a person you can ask for help, instruction, wisdom, or guidance. It can be tempting to try and do it all by yourself, but sometimes you reach a point where you need help to make a break through.

X of Cups Wild Unknown Tarot

X of Cups
Wild Unknown Tarot

What will hinder your intentions: X of Cups
What will hinder your progress this month is thinking that once you accomplish this goal of yours, everything will magically fall into place and you can live happily ever after. Listen, the grass is always greener on the other side, until you get there and feel disillusioned and let down. Then the grass is greener somewhere else, maybe even back where you started, which is just insanity- stop it! Thinking that the future can solve all your problems is where you have gone astray. Instead of focusing solely on some great and all powerful future, bring your attention into the now. Where is your happiness now? Now is the only time you can actually experience, the future will always be later and the past can never be relived. So focus on what you want to bring into the now, fully immerse yourself into what is positive and useful about your present moment.

Father of Cups rxed Wild Unknown Tarot

Father of Cups rxed
Wild Unknown Tarot

What to expect in the coming moon cycle: Father of Cups reversed
This month will find you feeling a bit introspective and perhaps a tad reclusive, when it comes to meeting your goals for the month. Make sure to schedule yourself plenty of alone time, as the mental, emotional, and physical demands of others could leave you feeling exhausted if you don’t find time to recoup alone. All of the VIII of Pentacles energy that will help you reach your goals indicates that you will feel fulfilled and positive if you can really focus on yourself and not get too wrapped up in what other people are thinking and doing. The Father of Cups is generous, diplomatic and socially extroverted, all things you will not be feeling too much with this reversal. Let someone else throw the first summer BBQs and give yourself the space and time you need for yourself. The good news is, that the Gemini energy of this New Moon will help you communicate clearly and effective what you are doing and why, so that any constraints you put on your social obligations will be well understood by your family and friends. Just tell it like it is, and try to keep emotions out of it.

I hope you enjoyed this month’s New Moon reading.  Remember, I’m always available for email readings if you would like a personalized New Moon reading based on your particular set of intentions for the months.  Check out my Email Readings page for more details and I wish you the best of luck working with the energy of this coming moon cycle!

Ready to Make Some Progress with the VIII of Pentacles

VIII of Pentacles Shadowscapes Tarot

VIII of Pentacles Shadowscapes Tarot

It’s February already!  Time to get serious about 2014 and all the resolutions and goals I set for myself back at the New Moon on January 1st!  At the beginning of the year I did a couple fun tarot exercises that were meant to set the scene for 2014 on a personal level.  One of the things I love about learning tarot is doing a reading for myself and then seeing what actually happens.  I find this to be a great way to learn the cards.  I know it sounds simple, but most of the readings I do for other people create a connection between the client and I momentarily, but I never really find out how the information in the reading effected them or how things actually turned out. I did an oracle reading for each month of 2014, which I can now use to see how the energy of a chosen card plays out in my life throughout the month.  I can create a much deeper connection to the meaning of the card and hopefully commit that feeling to memory in order to improve my reading ability.

For the month of February I chose the VIII of Pentacles as the pervasive energy that will shape the month.  This makes me smile quite a bit because I know how much I have to learn and work hard this month, things represented by this card. I also know what poor progress I made in January.  I’m not oging to dwell on my mistakes in January, besides to realize that any mistakes are awesome chances to learn fruitful lessons.  January was ruled by the out of control energy of The Chariot reversed.  There was a lot of power and direction in January that went completely astray, leading me to say “enough is enough!” and make some real changes now.  Shit’s about to get real in February.   I have a lot of goals, resolutions, and lessons to learn in February and I’m going to have to work very hard to accomplish them.  Luckily the VIII of Pentacles has my back this month, and I will likely have the stamina and focus to persist in my personal progress and achieve some real change.

First of all, I love the number 8.  It is my life path number/ birth card number, my favorite number since childhood, and just looks lovely to the eyes.  The shape of the 8 reflect the balance and control that the 8 embodies.  Balance!  That was my New Year’s resolution that I have not forgotten just yet, remember Temperance?  In February I’m going to work so hard to actually bring this balance into my life.  The key to balance is a little bit of everything in moderation.  My goal for February is to study and master moderation.  It isn’t an easy goal but I know making changes in my life (especially reigning in my little Temperance drinking problem 😉 will be very satisfying and fulfilling.  I want to constantly improve my life and the VIII of Pentacles is here for me in February, reminding me that determination and commitment to a goal pays off and leads to the creation of a beautiful, well-constructed, and successful life.  This weekend I’m making detailed plans for moderation in all aspects of my life, but especially health and spiritual well-being.  The VIII of Pentacles vibe is very conducive to specific plans and measurements in order to meticulously and objectively determine progress, so lists are being made, rules created, and also rewards pinpointed.  Change is difficult and hard work deserves recognition, like perhaps a massage for little old me 🙂  I can’t wait to see how the energy of the VIII of Pentacles supports me this month!