Combining Tarot, the Moon, and Astrology for clarity, direction, and trusting my intuition.
The Spring season officially started on the equinox on March 20th along with the start of the astrological new year when the Sun entered Aries. The sun is now shining brighter, warmer, and longer each day. The cold air is turning warm, the daffodils have started blooming, and soon the trees will begin budding with flowers and leaves.
Spring cleaning is always at the forefront of my mind during this time of year. But what if, instead of cleaning my home, I spent a year on a life cleaning journey? What do I keep? Discard? What routines would I implement?
Devotion to Myself?
Many people devote themselves to their families, religion, work, sports, friends, etc but I wonder how about devoting myself to living my best life? Can you imagine what a best life looks like? What does it cover? How does it make you feel? What things will grab your attention?
For about a decade I've devoted myself to all different kinds of personal development and spiritual practices (bachelors degree, professional licenses, yoga teacher training, tarot, shamanism, ) to determine which one will lead me to live my best life. I call them yes spirals because it involves saying yes to something outside my comfort zone. From my experience, I've found that there isn't a specific "thing" that completes or fulfills me. It wasn't like I got my bachelor's degree and though I'm complete now. My personal development journey is over. In fact, the opposite happened, I wanted even more.
I have all kinds of things going on, I'm sure you do too: home, family, friends, career, passion projects, creativity, rest & relaxation, etc, etc. How then, can one practice cover and nourish it all? Simply put, It can't. Which is why I love to mix, match, and combine different practices to suit my needs.
I'm devoted to combining practices, ideas, philosophies to create something new, comprehensive, and authentic to help me live a life I'm happy to life.
Tarot, The Moon, & Astrology
At this point I'm combining Tarot, the Moon, and Astrology; with a little herbalism thrown in here and there. I started with Tarot and that lead me to the Moon which incorporates Astrology. Together, this trifecta of tools has created a magical practice where I can use the attributes of astrology, the phases and cycles of the moon, along with tarot for clarity, direction, and trusting my intuition.
How to work with the Moon
The moon starts a new cycle in a different zodiac sign each month. I work with the phases of each moon cycle to initiate, persevere, manifest, and release. I tap into the astrological perspective by focusing on the rulerships of each sign. If you look at all 12 signs you will notice they cover all aspects of life. If you start with Aries, you focus on yourself, Taurus goes into your money and values, Gemini is about communication and building networks of understanding. Every sign builds upon the last until all aspects of life covered and you reach hope and imagining more for yourself in Pisces. I also incorporate tarot in my [Moon]thly practice to help me with clarity, direction, and decision making.
The side effects of focusing on designing your life is that you will sleep better, reduce stress, anxiety, and create an upward spiral that will lead you to love your life as it unfolds. *See linked upward spirals blog post.
A Year with the Moon , Tarot, & Astrology
The image below shows the four seasons, twelve months, twelve signs with their rulerships. I added the Tarot Aces which correspond to the gift of the seasons.
Aries: Authenticity Libra: Collaboration
Taurus Values Scorpio: Transformation
Gemini: Communication Sagittarius: Optimism
Cancer: Confidence Capricorn: Ambition
Leo: Courage Aquarius: Innovation
Virgo Determination Pisces: Imagination