WELCOME NAVIGATORS OF THE ASTRAL PLANE! We are approaching the New Moon! I discuss the moon and it's significance more under the 2 OF CUPS, but a few other aspects are worth mentioning. Venus formed a square with Saturn yesterday (Tues) which can create tension in the areas over which Venus presides- relationships, finances and creativity. This aspect brings to mind the old saying, "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Saturn puts the Venusian areas of our life to the test, highlighting any points in need of repair. If you still haven't done your taxes, now might be a time to complete the process. Saturn rules structure and as I overheard someone say the other day, if your house is made of cards Saturn will blow it over. What is love made of in your life? Does your financial situation need fortifying?
Additionally, Uranus will form a square with the Sun and Moon at the New Moon asking us to break with tradition and patterns which are no longer nurturing to our evolution. Again this could be the catalyst for more separations on the relationship front. But, as a woman I overheard on a cross town bus said to someone on the other end of her cellphone, "Sometimes you have to...break....down....to make a...break...through." Also at the New Moon, Mars and Mercury conjunct in Cancer will oppose Pluto in Capricorn. Asking us to consider how and where we express or repress our emotions. Be aware of how you are expressing your emotions or the actions you take in response to your feelings at this time because it will likely have a transformative effect and potentially change the situation that catalyzed them forever.
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ATTENTION ALL READERS Instead of a weekly horoscope by zodiac sign, I will pull cards on a bi-monthly basis in preparation for the Full and New Moons. In addition to this structural change I will be discontinuing my subscriptions and all posts from here on out will be made free and open to the public. This decision was made in order to provide more time and focus for my private reading practice as well as new Tarotscopes projects. And as a reminder...<3
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2 OF CUPS
The New Moon this Wednesday evening at 6:24 pm PST is joined in the sign of Cancer by the Sun, Mars and Mercury. Cancer is the sign of home, of comfort, of mother. As I was driving around the other day, not far from my current address, I found myself thinking about these Cancerian themes. With wanderers for parents, home has often been a moving target. Years ago, I decided that for me, home was best defined above- by the moon and stars, and below- by my own body. I’ve struggled as many of us do, to feel comfortable, to feel “at home,” in both of these locations.
As I was driving, I was thinking mostly about feeling comfortable in my own body. I was too hot, I’d run out of deodorant and I was expecting my period. These I understood to be temporary discomforts, but they all clamored for my attention. Then there was a back injury I’d sustained roller skating, an annoyance that had settled in for an extended stay and every so often slid into my awareness by climbing the pain scale. Historically and habitually my response to my feelings of discomfort has been to snap at them like a disgruntled school bus driver, “Quiet kids!” More recently, I’ve been practicing treating my needs and complaints affectionately, as if they were my own children. I let myself stop an extra two times on my short journey, once to re-adjust the pillow beneath my tailbone and again for a cold beverage.
My grandfather, a Cancer, used to keep a small voice recorder in his glove compartment in case he thought of something he wanted to remember while he was driving. I smiled at his memory as I struggled to record a few thoughts of my own on my phone while waiting for a green light. “The rules we place on our bodies that make it difficult to inhabit,” I said into the phone as if I was reading a book title aloud. The thoughts that accompanied this summary stemmed from a conversation I’d had with some friends recently about our bodies changing shape and no longer being able to fit into old clothes.
At the Capricorn Full Moon the emphasis was on changing and releasing things which in the past may have provided structure to your life, but which are no longer supportive of who you have become and what you want to grow into. At the Cancer New Moon forming a square to Uranus (emphasis on sudden and radical change) you might say we are looking at changes from the inside-out, as opposed to perhaps Capricorns outside-in. How do you feeeeel? A few weeks ago, in Tarotscopes, I mentioned that stress is often caused by a fear of change even though we know that change is inevitable. Similarly, we as individuals and collectively as a society place the unrealistic expectation on our bodies that they will never change or that we can somehow prevent them from changing. Our bodies are in a constant state of flux. Even plastic surgery doesn’t really restore a person to a previous version of themselves, but sculpts them into still another form.
As I was thinking about how difficult it is to embrace ones own body, I recorded another thought, “When somebody takes your body and loves it as it is.” Sex! When someone touches and appreciates your body with the intention of making you feel good, it often melts, at least for a little while, whatever self-critique you’ve had playing on a loop in your head, you feel sexy. But it is also important to note that sex makes you feel “sexy” because you are, not because another person made you so- sex is the reminder.
Emily Trinkaus wrote in her New Moon post, “The bottom-line Cancer “issue” is INSECURITY – pervasive in the modern West and often appearing as over-eating, hyper-consumerism and other addictions. We’ll never feel really safe or secure or satiated until we root down and make home right where we are, and tend to our bodies and home planet as the sacred beings they/we are.” The 2 of Cups, the card I’ve pulled for this New Moon in Cancer points to a simple love, a fresh love, raw attraction and a sort of innocence. While the 2 of Cups is often about partnering, the astrological suggestions leading up to this New Moon may ask you to resolve any partnerships or relationships which do not, as I mentioned before, contribute to a desire to feel loved, supported, nurtured, and sexy. All of these things become difficult to do if we do not first “root down and make home right where we are…and tend to our bodies and home planet.”
Anne Ortelee made a very important point in her blog post this week and I think is important to mention again here, “It is NO ONE’s job to make you happy. You are in charge of making yourself happy.” And sometimes taking responsibility for your own happiness means not staying in a relationship. In Tarot, the 2 of Cups assumes you’ve experienced and embraced the Ace of Cups, the focus of which is loving oneself. The 2 of Cups builds on and supports the work you’ve done around the Ace of Cups’ themes of self love. Of course in life, which may be less clean than even the cards can reflect, the path between one and two or more is more of a squiggle with a few curly-q’s. We loop back and forth all the time. Don’t forget to come home to yourself and love that person too.