Tarotscopes for the New Moon in Libra
We live in a culture that encourages us to give the best of ourselves away. If we are champions, we are expected to take up a person, place, or cause to champion. If we are compassionate, we are pushed to pour it where it’s needed (everywhere!). If we excel at creating supportive structures for the launching of dreams, we find ourselves repeatedly in supportive roles. We play the parts that feel most designated for us in service to a harmonious world. That’s deeply necessary and righteous.
But what would the world look like if we gave ourselves the best of us, too? I don’t mean the hoarding of resources, or self absorption. What I mean is: what if we brought the same gifts we bring to partnership with others into being in loving relationship to ourselves? What if our first testing ground for the healing skills we are known for is our own hurting hearts? What if we had our own compassion? What if we had our own advocacy? Our own loyalty? What if we facilitated the support necessary to launch our own dreams?
This Libra New Moon, the cards are asking us to call in a partnership with our own selves. To get on the same page as us. To ease the tension between our conflicting parts. To intuit what our scared or angry parts need to feel at ease. To reestablish balance, order. To do ourselves justice. To stay by our sides. To like and be liked by ourselves. To receive as much of our love as we give away. We’re called to find out what it looks like when we allow ourselves our own devotion.
You can read the tarotscopes for your Sun, Moon, and Rising sign. These messages won’t apply to everyone every time. I trust that the messages are always meant for someone, that one person is important enough, and that eventually yours will find you.
The awesome deck I’m using is Next World Tarot by Cristy C. Road. Enjoy!
Aries: Queen of Pentacles x 6 of Cups x 4 of Pentacles
Can you imagine a world with enough room for you to let yourself receive what’s already yours? Enough room for you to have what makes you happy, what makes you feel cared for, loved, tended to, nurtured, bountiful, blessed, safe, and secure? Are you withholding from yourself by holding on too tightly to an idea of what you can have, what you can do, how much you can accept and how much you can give? If your notion of stability is contingent on playing it small, on rooting yourself by digging your heels in — remember that the point of rooting is to create conditions conducive to growth. To grow outward, upward, to put yourself where the sun can shine on you. If you aren’t deliberately doing that, you’re forsaking your sense of possibility.
It’s natural to feel afraid of opening your arms to receive plenty from those who love you if it means loosening your grip on the outdated and meager survival resources you’ve accumulated over time. You needed them when you needed them and you remember how badly it hurt before you starting using them. How badly the rejection stung before you decided not to allow people to see the depth of your personal struggle. How badly the abandonment burned before you decided you would just do it all alone. How unworthy you felt before you learned you could derive worth from working to prove your worth, even if it meant leaving the tired parts of you behind. Even if it meant becoming what other people wanted from you.
That’s not necessary now, Aries. There are people who want nothing from you but for you to accept their love for who you are. Your needs included. What feels right and good and true to you included. The things you think you have to hide included. This Libra New Moon, can you let yourself have it? Can you let that kind of love for you come from you? Can you accept it? Can you put yourself in places where the sun might shine its light on you? And let it in?
Taurus: Queen of Pentacles x Knight of Swords x 7 of Swords
You can’t escape yourself, Taurus. Even as you ride off into the sunset, that left behind part of you is right on your heels. And then, somehow, you’re simultaneously ahead of yourself and struggling to catch up with yourself. You can’t escape your needs, Taurus. You are bound to them, and the more you resist working in partnership with yourself, the more you work against your own best interest. At odds with your own well-being. There is no code you can crack. No cheat code. No outsmarting yourself.
The only solution to moving forward from whatever you want to leave behind is to let yourself come with you. To let you be safe with you. To make a home for you inside yourself. Where the weary parts of you can rest without needing to justify their exhaustion by having produced something you like. Without feeling hurried by your impatience with you. Without fear that they’ll wake up and find you gone again — in pursuit of something you’re convinced is more worthy of your love than your own self.
You are the only one who knows where you’ve been, Taurus. You are the only one who knows how hard it was. How hard it still gets sometimes. You are the only one who can see your whole entire story and decide that you are still worthy of care. Your love is a gift no one else in the world can give you. This Libra New Moon, can you make space for you in your heart? Can you ask yourself what you need to make it better? Can you soothe yourself? Can you kiss the wound? Can you stay?
Gemini: Judgement x Queen of Swords x 6 of Swords x King of Swords
We live in a mind-heavy world, and you are a mind-heavy sign, so I’ll skip the part where we talk about the benefits of an active and curious and engaged intellect. You know you have one, you know what it’s good for, and you know how to use it. But what about what it’s not good for? What about the places it can’t really take you? What are you missing out on when your mind is the only tool for moving through the world that you strengthen?
What about what your body knows and where it wants to go? What about where your heart is calling you? What about passion, and how it pulls and propels you? What can you gain when you aim to navigate by the instruction of your soul, your spirit, the information that comes through the ether?
It’s time to find out. This Libra New Moon, your mastery in the realm of reason permits you to explore your relationship to the unreasonable. The things you can sense but can’t see. The things you know how to talk about but can’t figure out how to feel. The body you’re aware is carrying you around, but that you detach from a sense of being grounded in. If you find you’ve gone further in your exploration than feels right for you, know that you are clever enough to find your way back to more familiar terrain. Thank yourself for embarking on a journey to more of yourself.
Cancer: Queen of Pentacles x 5 of Pentacles x Page of Pentacles
If you are accustomed to being a sanctuary for those in need of a safe place to land, it’s time to get serious about the kinds of places you’ve created for you, yourself, to land. Before anybody else needs you, you need you. Before anybody else craves your attention and care, you do. You know how much your support is worth because you know how many people it has drawn to you and kept around — isn’t it about time you learned how much it’s worth by being the one experiencing it?
You only stand to gain when you play around with pouring into yourself. When you take your experience here, your one life in this body and time — your comfort and wellness and security — as seriously as you take them when other people call out your name. And in beginning to find out what your support is worth, you also find out who you are when you feel fully supported — when you feel fortified enough to dream bigger than meeting unmet needs.
This Libra New Moon, get to know how much you can do, how far you can go, how high you can build, and how dynamic you are when you devote the best of you to your own life. No one deserves it more than you. It’s yours.
Leo: 9 of cups x Magician x 10 of swords
What can you do with the things you can’t do anything about? What creations can you conjure from the shards of irreparable precious and broken things? What can you make when you can’t make it better? Can you make meaning? Can you make a new story? Can you make a way forward? Can you make yourself whole? How can what’s not possible facilitate possibilities unconsidered? Can relinquishing your will in one arena permit you to focus it somewhere else?
You’re being asked to see the pain of a particular situation as permission. Permission to accept the reality of your own suffering. Permission to feel that. Permission to release yourself from its grip. Permission to hold it in your hands, smaller now. Permission to do with it what you will, to mold it and shape it and make it something new. When all of your potent energy is devoted to resisting an ending that’s already arrived, you miss out on the opportunity to create a life that really pleases you. This new moon, turn towards what pleases you. You’ve suffered long enough.
Virgo: 2 of Wands x 10 of Wands x Ace of Cups
When you are making your plans to conquer your fears, to embrace the horizon, to climb and move mountains, to fix the world — are you planning on doing it by yourself? Let’s picture your plans in fruition: Are you weary under the weight of it all, even in your best dreams? What and who is that in service to?
Wouldn’t it be better to be surrounded by support? To be held and held up? To share the load with people you can count on? You’re intentional, Virgo, and your intentions are profound when it comes to what you’re willing to do for others. But it’s time to expand your vision when it comes to what you’re willing to dream up for yourself. How far could you go and what could you do if you didn’t have to do everything on your own? How many details could you account for if you could delegate some of those details and let someone else manage the minutiae?
This new moon, dream up a dream team. A support system. The resources you need to build what you know you can, but this time without running yourself dry. You don’t have to fill in every gap you see, Virgo. We got you.
Libra: 9 of Swords x 5 of Swords x 7 of Coins
When you find yourself in the position of having to wait for something you need, does it get harder and harder to imagine it’s coming at all? Does your faith shrink down to something you can only extend to yourself (if that)? Do you start believing that if you don’t intervene on your own behalf, if you don’t run out and grab it — you can’t rely on anyone else’s nature to tend to your needs?
That’s fair. It’s hard to feel safe when you don’t know where or when you’ll have what you’re desperate for. But has it gone so far that your fear has taken precedence over who you pride yourself in being? Have you shifted out of “by the means which align with my integrity” and into “by any means at all”? Where does that leave your spirit after you’ve gotten what you wanted?
This new moon in Libra, devote your unrelenting capacity to keep the peace to cultivating peace regarding your process. There are so many things that operate on our time, but there’s much more that’s beyond our control. If you feel the urge to be brutal toward yourself for results that haven’t even come in yet — commit to handling yourself with the same care you’d give a friend or lover. You know what most people need to hear when they are struggling. What do you need to hear right now? And how can you convince yourself it’s true? Bust out your most effective skills on yourself. You are your first and best partner.
Scorpio: Knight of Cups x 2 of Pentacles x 10 of Swords
You’ve made it a point to lead with your heart, that’s beautiful. But is it taking you too far, too wide? Are there too many places to put it? Have so many people and places and causes and crises been carrying pieces of it that its home in your chest is haunted by the tired ghost of it? Does your body feel left behind? Scorpio, did you forget to save some of your heart for yourself?
That’s not sustainable, and I know you know that. The world is hurting and the world is hard and so many of us are deserving of an intense and invigorating love. Including you. If only for a night, take a leave from other people’s problems and call your heart home from its mission. The new mission is daydreaming, is a love song, is light and romance and the tender nostalgia of a poem your heart remembers. Things that feed it and empower it and fill it up over what taxes its capacity to keep pouring love out.
This new moon in Libra, give your heart food and water. Give it a warm blanket. Give it a terrible rom-com that makes you cry from all the sweetness. Give it to you.
Sagittarius: The Messenger x The High Priestess x The 5 of Cups
We were all sold a story of how our lives should go. What we should want, who we should want, how it should look, what we should like, what we should have, how we should act. And even if some of us debunked the myth of that reality a long time ago, many of us held on to the vision of ourselves inside of that life. Some of us even committed ourselves to constructing it for ourselves. Some of us made it to that finish line. But the win didn’t sit right. Our souls didn’t feel at home. A part of us knew it didn’t fit.
If this is you right now, if you’re realizing you don’t like the life you’ve made for yourself, and you are disappointed or even devastated, know that that’s perfectly fine. It’s always best to begin to grieve before you begin again. If you are courageous enough to begin again, allow yourself to be guided by what you know in the depths of you and not from outside of you. Forgive yourself for what you thought was right for you, but wasn’t. At the core of the impulse to pursue it is the same drive that moves you now: your desire for your own fulfillment. Thank yourself for that.
This Libra New Moon, let yourself mourn any lie you believed, and release any regret about the journey you took to your own inner knowing. All that matters is that you got back to it. What do you want to do with it?
Capricorn: 10 of Pentacles x The Ace of Cups x The Moon
I believe that the true measure of security is our capacity to take calculated risks. In how confident we are that we are supported when we venture beyond our comfort zone. By limited light and an obscured view, The Moon withholds our most practiced navigational senses from us. It calls on us to strengthen our trust in our instincts, our intuition, our hearts, our gut. To move on faith that those senses are sound. One step ahead of us is revealed at a time, only after we take the one before it.
It’s torture for those of us who like a long game plan with a foreseeable outcome. But it’s also a profound opportunity to cultivate confidence in gifts we often undervalue within ourselves. Will you answer the call to practice the things you once doubted you could do? To tightrope walk in the dark like you’re down on the ground? To take certain steps in an uncertain climate?
This new moon in Libra, keep going, even if you don’t know where you’re going. In due time, the light of day will reveal the magic you performed in the dark.
Aquarius: Knight of Wands x 3 of Cups x 7 of Cups
If you are torn between a lot of options regarding where to direct your energy and attention this new moon in Libra, choose where you feel seen. Choose where you feel celebrated. Choose where you feel loved, and alive, and creative, and full of joy. Choose where your true friends are. Choose those who make you feel grateful. Choose those who are grateful for you. Choose who knows your soul. Who wants you well. Choose your own wellness. Choose your light, your fire, your passion.
Choose the sound of your own laughter lost in the laughter of people you love and who love you. Choose to love you enough to let yourself have that. Choose a full heart, a full cup, a feast for your spirit. Choose an adventure. Choose the most exciting parts of the child in you. Choose what makes you feel like you’ve got what the work is for.
This Libra New Moon, choose to be courageous enough to let yourself have fun. Release your grip and give it all to joy. Make room for joy to give itself to you.
Pisces: Temperance x Suspension x 7 of Swords
If this new moon presents you with the opportunity to abandon yourself, opt to be a witness to yourself instead. Opt to be patient, open, and accepting of yourself instead. Opt to surrender to what you need from you. Bend over backwards for yourself. If you decide that you can wait for you, the world can, too. The parts of you that you feel most inclined to avoid, ignore, push and wish away are the parts of you that need your devoted attention the most.
Show those parts of you that you love them enough to take pause. Enough to hear them out, without judgement or contempt. They aren’t going anywhere, except to wherever you’re going, and the best thing you can do for the both of you is accept what you have to offer to yourself. Mercy. Steady love. Grace.
This Libra New Moon, be your own guardian angel. Have your back. Stay by your side. Try your best to teach yourself that you can count on your own compassion. After all, it’s yours.