Today marks the New Moon in Aries, the beginning of a new moon cycle in the beginning of a new zodiac cycle. I am kind of excited about this energy, personally, but I think all of this “beginning” energy could be somewhat overwhelming for some people. Luckily, our Tarot energy reading for this new moon helps us out by showing us how we can keep from getting overwhelmed during this time. So let’s get right to it!
Energy Card for this New Moon Cycle
The energy card for the New Moon in Aries is the Queen of Pentacles. This might seem counter-intuitive because Aries energy is very fiery and full of sparks of new life, but I think this is Spirit’s way of answering that question of how we keep from getting overwhelmed by the energy of this time.
Whenever I look at the card for the Queen of Pentacles, I see someone who is of the earth, who has that innate capability to communicate with earth spirits and who finds so much joy and healing in earth spaces. The way that this Queen of Pentacles is kind of cradling the pentacle, it brings to mind nurturing and tending. So I feel like this card is calling us to return to the cycle of the earth. Right now, the earth is coming alive all around us after the ling winter. Through the energy of the Queen of Pentacles we can touch in with this energy of coming alinve and find places of expression for it in our own lives.
We can also see the Queen of Pentacles as a call to find ways to stay grounded. With this Aries new moon energy, we can have plenty of ideas, new ways to move forward with new projects, new methods to use to manifest our dreams. This kind of energy has the potential to carry us up and away if we aren’t careful and don’t stay grounded in the moment. The Queen of Pentacles beckons us back to the grounding earth, back in the present moment as we sort through all of the new ideas that the Aries new moon energy brings forth.
Journaling with the Queen of Pentacles
So the Queen of Pentacles in the Aries New Moon asks us to think about:
- How are you coming back to life after the more internalized energy of the winter?
- Are there new ideas and new themes coming up for you?
- How can you nurture yourself through this change of energy?
- What are some grounding techniques you can use to keep from getting overwhelmed by this energy?
Attention Card for the Aries New Moon
The card for what we are being invited to pay attention to in the Aries New Moon is The World. The World card is the end of the Major Arcana cycle and shows us that we have everything that we need to move through this cycle.
Sometimes when we have a lot of new ideas for projects and new directions, our brain can tell us stories about how we aren’t ready or that we don’t have everything we need to carry out our bold ideas. We might be trying to do something great and innovative and our brain might just pop in and say, “Nope! You aren’t ready. You don’t have everything you need. You need to prepare more. You need to do more to get ready.”
The World card comes to us to let us know that we are ready. We are ready for the next step of the cycle. In the Tarot, the next step after the World is the Fool, the one who takes the great idea and takes that leap to make it a reality. In order to take that leap, though, we need to have the confidence that we can do it. That is what The World tries to give us by letting us know that it is okay and we can handle it.
Journaling with The World
- When you begin thinking about all these great ideas that are coming up in the Aries New Moon energy, what is your brain telling you that you can’t do?
- What reasons does your brain give you for why you can’t do these things?
- Are the reasons true? Sit with each phrase that the brain tells you and ask your heart if any of them are true.
- Write down the reasons why you know that the brain’s logic is not true.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope that the reading and the journaling help you during this time. I would love to hear how the Aries New Moon energy is showing up for you. Let me know in the comments!