Using the Tarot for Creativity and Empowerment

New Moon Spread

 

The Star from the Gaian Tarot image

The Star card from the Gaian Tarot

Here we are at the beginning of a new moon, a time when primal Earth energy is released and we are all infused with new vitality and energy.

The new moon is a time to undertake new challenges for the coming month. It is the beginning of a new cycle and represents a time to plant the seeds of new dreams – your intent for the coming month. The energy of the New Moon can be used for personal growth, healing, or the blessing of a new project or venture. It is a moon of potential but as always, it is up to us to take physical action in order to take advantage of this energy.

In the companion book to the Gaian Tarot, Joanna Powell Colbert includes a New Moon spread to help us learn how to best seed the energy of the New Moon to bring us into deeper spiritual wisdom. The spread is to be done each month at the beginning of the New Moon.

The layout of the spread is as follows:

Johanna's New Moon Spread image

Card 1: How can I best seed the energy of this New Moon in the East (in communication, thought, information, intention, meditation)?
Card 2: How can I best seed the energy of this New Moon in the South (in passion, creativity, energy, sexuality, personal power)?
Card 3: How can I best seed the energy of this New Moon in the West (in emotions, intuition, dreams, sensuality, compassion)?
Card 4: How can I best seed the energy of this New Moon in the North (in stability, security, health, finances, manifestation)?
Card 5: How can I best seed the energy of this New Moon in the Center (in my connection to Spirit)?

Joanna then recommends that we check in on it each week to see how it’s manifesting during the month – maybe journal a bit or take notes on it.

I think another helpful version of this spread would be to consciously pull the card for each position – a card that has the energy that you wish to manifest for each direction. In this way, you are in essence manifesting your reality yourself – as long as you accompany the reading with strong intention, visualization and actions that bring you closer to what you want to manifest.

Give it a try. I’d love to hear the results!

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