The next New Moon will be exact on the 22 of May at 1:38 PM, and will take place at 2 degrees of Gemini.
When the Moon is in Gemini the energy is sociable and chatty, making it a great few days for reaching out to people, whether it’s career networking or just starting conversations with friends. The mental energy during this time of the month is buzzy, making it great for multi-tasking, cross-referencing, seeking information, and looking for new solutions. We may also find ourselves more easily bored than normal though, if we aren’t keeping our minds active.
This shorter attention span can sometimes feel like a racing mind, which, in excess, can lead to anxiety or nervousness. Try to keep your brain engaged and stimulated during the Moon’s transit through Gemini. You may find it helpful to seek out activities that use both your mind and your hands, as this can aid in channeling the excess energy into something external.
A particularly great activity for this would be writing, especially in short spurts. And it doesn’t have to be the next great novel; just write in your journal if that’s what’s calling to you. Try this: write for 30 minutes and then read an article or short story. Write for another 30 minute chunk, and then do some research (for fun or otherwise.) Get back to that writing, and then chat with a friend via text or video chat – just watch out for gossiping here, which is another possibility under this Gemini Moon.
Since the Gemini Moon is such a curious cat, your Tarotscopes for this lunation will feature a series of questions, meant to keep your mind stimulated and perhaps spark further curiosity. You can use these questions however you like: as journal prompts, as positions in a Tarot (or Oracle card) spread, as simply something to ponder while the Moon transits Gemini, or however else you see fit!
The Moon will transit Gemini from approximately 9:35 AM on May 22, until approximately 7:10 PM on May 24.
(All times are eastern)
Now, onto your New Moon Tarotscopes!
For those of you unfamiliar, Tarotscopes are essentially the same thing as a horoscope, except with Tarot cards. It is important to note, however, that I am not taking any specific planetary transits or aspects into consideration – apart from what sign the Moon is currently in, of course. For the most part, though, the messages you find below are based on what comes through from the card I pull for each sign.
Though my Tarotscopes are written with your Moon sign in mind, you should also feel free to read the messages that come through for your Sun and Rising signs. The same could be said for your Mercury placement, or even your Black Moon Lilith if you’re feeling so inclined! As always, my philosophy is to take what works and leave the rest.
Not sure what your Moon sign is? Find it here: https://www.astrocal.co.uk/moon-sign-calculator/ (you won’t need your birth time, though that would make it much more accurate.)
Happy reading and Happy New Moon!
ARIES – EIGHT OF SWORDS
The Eight of Swords helps to open our eyes to the limits and restrictions we put on ourselves. It takes our hands during times of panic, and shows us the way through and out. Its energy can help us to identify areas of life where our brains have been attempting to keep us safe, which has only resulted in keeping us small and contracted, with no room for expansion.
Where have I been limiting myself? What beliefs are keeping me in a holding pattern? What makes me feel helpless? What gives me strength? How might I prepare in advance for situations where I feel there is no way out?
TAURUS – THE WORLD
The World speaks to endings and beginnings; to the spiral dance and cyclical nature of life. Its an invitation to celebrate how far we’ve come on a particular journey, to show gratitude for the lessons learned and abundance earned. An opportunity to find closure before moving forward.
What part of my journey is coming to a close? What have I learned from this journey? Where am I being called to show gratitude? What am I bringing with my into the next cycle? What does closure mean and feel like to me?
GEMINI – PAGE OF WANDS
The Page of Wands combines the elements of Fire – passion and adventure – with Earth – grounding and practicality. So, this card’s energy speaks to a time of grounded expansion; of taking your passion projects to the next stage through a steady and measured approach.
What new adventure(s) am I ready to embrace? In what new ways am I ready to express myself? How might I let go of any need to act impulsively? Where is my passion project meant to go next? What steps can I take to root my passion into something more tangible?
CANCER – TEMPERANCE
Temperance encourages us to seek the kind of balance in our lives that works best for who we are in this very moment. Not for who we may want to become or who we once were, but the person we are right now. It can also be a card of rebirth and reintegration, when we’re being called to find a “new normal.”
How might I bring balance to the relationship between my physical body and my spiritual/emotional needs? What is the lesson at the heart of this rebirth? What aspects of myself am I still working to integrate at this time? Where am I being called to make a compromise? How can I open myself to (deeper) co-creation with the Universe?
LEO – THE HIGH PRIESTESS
The High Priestess is a call to strengthen and nurture your relationship to Spirit and intuition. This card asks you to turn inward, to get quiet and listen to your inner voice. It’s a reminder that all the answers we seek are within; we just need to trust ourselves enough to recognize that fact.
What does my inner voice sound like? What can I ask my inner voice to get to know it better? Do I trust my gut? What would life look like if I fully surrendered to my intuition? What inner mystery am I ready to dive deeper with?
VIRGO – THREE OF CUPS
The Three of Cups is all about community, and the ways in which we can grow and expand through connection. It has an energy that speaks to ritual and celebration. It invites us to find our people, our safe space; a like-minded Soul family with whom we can be our truest selves. It’s also a bit like summer camp in that, the moments we experience can’t ever be perfectly recreated, encouraging us to really live in the moment.
How can I show some love to my Soul community at this time? In what way(s) am I being called to collaborate at this time? What does full acceptance look like to me; do I offer it to others, and do I receive it back? What am I being called to celebrate? How might I remind myself to come back to the present moment, in moments of sacred ritual?
LIBRA – THE STAR
The Star is full of hopeful and healing energies. It speaks to a time of rejuvenation and replenishment, for both your physical and spiritual bodies. This card reminds us of the need for nervous system restoration, after going through a time of heightened anxiety or stress.
What part(s) of me are calling out for healing at this time? What does healing even mean to me? Do I place enough value on rest and replenishment? What prevents me from centering self-healing in my life? Where am I being called to seek out (or perhaps help to impart) hope?
SCORPIO – THE MAGICIAN
The Magician is all about manifestation, channeling, and creation, and the self-empowerment we receive through those actions. This card comes around as a sign that you have everything you need to bring forth that which you desire. It speaks to sacred alignment; as above, so below; as within, so without; the microcosm reflects the macrocosm.
How can I make a (deeper) connection with each of the elements – earth, air, fire, and water? What am I being called to channel into being at this time? What does magic mean to me? What are some of my most natural skills? What makes me feel like my most powerful self?
SAGITTARIUS – TWO OF CUPS
The Two of Cups is an invitation into exchange, sharing, compromise, cooperation, commitment, and fusion. These themes could be what’s needed in an external relationship, but could just as easily be required for the relationship you have with yourself – especially if you are currently struggling to love and fully embrace all the seemingly disparate parts of you.
What does the give-and-take between my physical and emotional being look like? How am I showing up to external relationships? How am I showing up for myself? How might I find acceptance for the sides of myself that I believe aren’t so easy to love? Where am I being asked to engage with exchange and compromise?
CAPRICORN – KNIGHT OF SWORDS
The Knight of Swords rules over the element of Air and has a deep connection with the mental realm. Its energy embodies quick-thinking and wit, and can help us to put our thoughts and ideas into action. It can also be reflective of a mind experiencing racing thoughts, and a level of mental activity that feels overwhelming. This card invites us to find focus and purpose in our thinking patterns.
What ideas am I ready to take action on? How can I support myself to keep my thoughts focused and driven by purpose? How do I show up for myself when my thoughts start to move too quickly? How can I ensure my physical being isn’t left behind when my mind moves at this more rapid pace? What does a stimulated mind do for my physical and emotional being?
AQUARIUS – THE EMPRESS
The Empress is our guide to healthy receiving; its energy can help us to accept gifts that come our way, whether tangible or otherwise. It’s a card that speaks to creativity, values, self-love, and abundance. It’s an invitation to drop-in with nature and our physical surroundings. To root ourselves in the Earth; perhaps even literally, by just taking a moment to put our bare feet on the ground.
How might I be more open to receiving? What prevents me from receiving? What am I growing and nurturing at this time? Am I living in alignment with my values? How can I more deeply connect with my physical environment?
PISCES – KING OF WANDS
The King of Wands rules over the element of Fire, and has a deep connection to passion, adventure, and creativity. Its energy is inspirational. This card encourages us to step into leadership roles, to share our big picture views, to let forth the visionary trailblazer that’s waiting inside of us.
How can I embrace a leadership position? What’s one thing (at least) that truly motivates me to take action on my passions? Where is my vision needed at this time? How am I already inspiring others? What/Who do I find inspiring?
*This was your card from the Scorpio Full Moon Tarotscopes…have you been avoiding the King of Wands’ invitations, or are you just in a masterclass with this energy right now? Something to consider!
As always, I hope you found some resonance in these messages.
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I’d love to hear from you, whether it’s about your Tarotscope or how you’re celebrating this lunation, so please feel free to reach out.
I’ll be back in about two weeks time with your Tarotscopes for the Sagittarius Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse. Until then…
“Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it.
Don’t wait for it. Just let it happen.”
– Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks