The new moon brings with it an opportunity to shed anything that has been holding you back, and to make space in your life for new direction and intent. So, what can we, as the Lotus family, learn from this new moon? What do the cards have in store for us?
The Two of Bows is a transformative card. The person standing in it is covered in fire yet stands assertively and holds their position. This is the moment when one decides to cast away all that was before, and bravely step into the flames to be transformed. How appropriate, that this card would appear now. They leave behind past doubt, insecurity, and toxic habits.
Accompanying this card is the Ten of Arrows, Instruction, in the position indicating what we as a community need to allow to grow within us. This card calls for us to reach out and teach and be taught. It calls for us to cross the invisible boundaries that keep us from learning from each other and to listen to those that come to us while carrying their different understanding. When we pass along our experiences, and listen to the experiences of others, we all benefit. Be open to learning from those around you, and don’t hesitate to extend a helping hand if you find you are the one with the knowledge. Exchange information and turn to each other and assist each other in growing. Be both student and teacher!
The last card tells us what kind of energy to project outward as we move into the next moon phase. The Nine of Arrows, Dedication. The person in this card is not frustrated, they have learned to detach their worth from the results of their efforts and are simply persisting. They do not let their first attempts define them. To them, the act of learning and adapting to achieve a new skill is a sacred act. And it is! Learning is sacred, practicing is sacred, and making mistakes is incredibly sacred. I challenge you not to allow frustration to creep into this sacred act, and to instead allow the results speak to you. What are some changes that need to be made? Is there assistance out there for you if you only ask? Or is it simply a matter of sitting down and keeping up the practice even when the inner voice of frustration and negative self-talk is raging? The message through this card is simple. Dedicate yourself to something and persist. Listen to what your mistakes are telling you, do not let them define you.
Overall, this is a great time to make the decision to step forward into that which is new, bravely, and without looking back. It is time to reach out and teach, while also having the strength to remain a student yourself. It’s a time of dedication, patience, and practicing well after the initial rush of excitement is gone. What a wonderful time for new undertakings.
Jae Melland uses tarot and oracle cards to provide insightful readings into your situation. Using intuition as well as the knowledge of the cards, the readings are focused on helping you navigate your life and finding the next set of actions you need to take. You will also learn how to use the message to strengthen the connection you have to your inner voice, so you can better your ability to be your own personal guidance within. One-on-one tarot tutoring is also available for those who wish to learn the art for themselves. Jae has instructed Tarot 101, Understanding the Court Cards, and other tarot courses in the area.