Tarot/Moon Transit Forecast, June 25-30, 2017

Hello spiritual seekers and lovers of the Moon! Here is your Tarot/Moon Transit reading for the week of June 25-30, 2017.

The Moon: Void in Cancer through Sunday and Monday, Waxing Crescent in Leo on Tuesday and Wednesday and rounding out the week with the First Quarter in Virgo.

The Cards: (For this spread I am using Norbert Losch’s Cosmic Tarot!)

In the middle we have the ready-for-action, sometimes impetuous Prince (or Knight) of Wands, flanked to the left and right by the steady and ready-to-work Prince (or Knight) of Pentacles and the Justice card, with Three of Cups from the Shadow (bottom of the deck). What does all this mean?

Our Prince of Wands speaks well to the optimistic waxing crescent energy in fiery Leo. We may be feeling proud and bold, ready to move forward with our manifestation list.

The energy of a first quarter moon later in the week may come with challenges and change. Our Prince of Pentacles tells us not so fast!  Hold your horses there Prince of Wands.  Steady is the name of the game. Let’s wait to see what hatches and keep things organized. Yes, that Virgo moon energy will put a damper on those sometimes overly confident Leo energies.

And here we have the Justice card reappearing!  Folks, this is worth noting, because I’m using a different deck from your last reading. No shuffling latencies to account for this. WoW!  Lady Justice wants you to stay mindful of balance.  How cool is that?  (Maybe it’s because the moon enters a waxing phase in Libra [the correspondent of Justice] on Saturday!) **

Now don’t let this throw dirt on your Leo waxing crescent early in the week.  Justice is a mindfulness reminder.  Take a look at all sides before diving into those projects you planned during the New Moon. Earthy Prince of Pentacles is slow and steady, and let’s remember the turtle (another earth archetype) and the old adage that slow and steady wins the race!

Our shadow card, Three of Cups, is here to remind us of the importance of friendships and community. Don’t get so caught up in your own plans that you neglect others. Maybe this weekend it’s a good plan to invite some friends and/or family to gather for a barbecue, or check into what’s going on in your community and show up!

We’ll revisit this for your Weekend Tarot/Moon Transit reading. Stay tuned! 👍🏻)

Feeling like you’re experiencing choppy waves in life or just out of sync with what is happening around you?  I provide personalized oracle consultations from the I Ching, standard playing cards (think Gypsy fortune teller), and tarot.   I am happy to make myself available to help.

June 2017 New Moon in Cancer. 

Hello loves! Here is your bit of tarot enlightenment in this deep, watery Cancer New Moon! 

The Cards: Queen of Cups, flanked by Three of Swords and Prince (Knight) of Cups. Our shadow card is Justice. (I’m using Nemo’s Book of Azathoth Tarot deck for this spread.)

New Moons are about going deep within our emotional psyches to plan this new lunar cycle. What better theme for this Cancer New Moon then, than emotion, emotional self care, balancing friendships, and intimate partners. This New Moon, a Super New Moon to boot, has profound implications for this upcoming lunar cycle.  

Recall from recent readings (see my Instagram posts) where we talk about this Neptune retrograde, that physical self care is very important. This spread underscores the equal importance of emotional self care, which makes sense given the deep, watery influence of Neptune (through November, folks!), the watery Cancer New Moon, and our Cups court cards in this featured tarot spread . 

The Queen and Knight of Cups seem to have their own approaches to emotional self care (facing away from one another). And that Three of Swords seems to carry a warning of what’s to come if emotional self-nurturing gets in the way of the other’s needs!

Now here’s what’s interesting about this spread. The astrological correspondent to that Three of Swords is Libra. Our shadow card for this spread is no other than Justice, whose zodiacal correspondent is also Libra!  And these two cards sit on the ends of this spread like plates on a scale!

Balance is key. 

We are being asked to consider the effect of this watery Neptune retrograde will have on our emotional state, to look after ourselves, but balance our own needs with the people who are most significant to us, or face emotionally injuring a significant friendship, family member or love interest.  

So, my friends, our challenges for this Moon cycle are:

  • Don’t let the emotional and intuitive turbo boost of the Neptune retrograde get the best of us. 
  • Look our after ourselves, physically and emotionally. 
  • Take the time for emotional distance and self nurturing, but not at the potentially harmful expense of those we love. Check in now and then with little gestures that communicate you care.  
  • Allow all your loves their emotional space as well. 
  • Make goals of an emotional nature this lunar cycle. How can you devote quality to the people closest to you?

Show you and yours some TLC. 

IChing:  my methods

I’ve been asked about my method for extracting Kua, or hexagrams, from the IChing. I’ve provided here a brief explanation of not only the method but my primary reason for using  this method. 

I use yarrow stalks. At first it was simply to engage in what I saw as the purest, oldest method.  When I first undertook dividing and counting yarrow stalks to divine a kua I was nearly driven mad. When I learned the distributor of my yarrow stalks had included an extra one, my dilemma of accuracy was half over. 

Basically you begin with fifty yarrow stalks. You purify them in the cense of a sandalwood joss stick and then set one stalk aside as your “observer.”  You thank your observer for witnessing your rite of divination.   You then proceed with the operation of dividing the stalks while you hold your client’s questions or concerns in your mind and begin counting the stalks. There are 18 separate operations of purifying, dividing and counting, further making simple calculations to arrive at number values which ultimately determine the solid, broken and changing lines in a Kua, or hexagram.  

Why, you might ask, do I trouble with this obviously time-consuming method?  Because the entire time I am doing this there are some quite magical things taking place. I am connecting with the magical properties of yarrow.  I am connecting with the farmers who harvested the stalks with dedication and specific intent that they will be used for IChing, and I am placing myself in a transcendent state, enabling the oracle to operate as purely and unencumbered from interference as possible.  

Would I rather toss three coins six times to arrive at a Kua?  No, frankly. Now that I have experienced connecting with the oracle and the masters and sages by performing this trance-inducing task and have experienced the benefit for my clients, I can’t imagine doing it any other way. 

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