“And the time keeps going on by And I wonder what is to become of me And I’m unsure, I can’t see my way And he says, ‘Lady, you don’t need to see’ “ -Stevie Nicks, “Lady”
The new moon in Pisces ushers in a magic dreamscape.
With Neptune and Venus both in the mix, our feelings are positive and romantic, perhaps even overly idealistic or utopian in nature.
Today’s Rock Star Oracle is Stevie Nicks / Faith “Try Making Magic”
One message here, with the Ten of Cups, is to take a leap of faith when it comes to your emotional fulfillment.
You are more capable and resilient than you think. Not everything has to be, or can be, reduced to logic and reason. Sometimes you just have to trust yourself to go forward in confidence. You won’t be perfect, but that’s a good thing. Your emotions are to be experienced, not controlled.
Another message here is to let yourself enjoy life! You can fight for social justice and still appreciate your own abundance. Satisfaction with yourself is actually an anti-capitalist stance. If you are content, capitalism cannot sell you a solution to your problems. You do not have to suffer in order to lift others out of suffering.
Isn’t the ultimate goal of our spiritual work to create paradise on earth and end human suffering? Let it begin with us. Today’s cards suggest that a leap of faith could be just the magic you need to generate joy.
Novice of clouds (Page of swords) / curiosity / summer to fall
New Moon in Capricorn: Emergence of new ideas about time and structures
Today’s cards advise us to be observant and curious about the dramatic changes happening in the world right now. Old ways of being and doing have reached the end of their useful life. They begin to wither on the vine. We must prune the dead wood to make way for new growth. Social structures are seen for the fragile cultural artifacts they are, and belief systems crumble like a house of cards.
Today’s new moon invites us to reconsider how we think of and use time, traditions, expectations of productivity and work, resources, and how we balance our commitments to self and others.
What habits, traditions, or responsibilities do you feel have reached their useful end? How might you gently release these to make room for new ideas to develop?
Today asks us to examine how we engage in relationships with others. It is a day to recognize partnership and the value they bring to our life. We may engage in many forms of coupling throughout our lives and in various contexts: work teams, social networks, families, friends, and lovers. Some of us may have a life partner, others may have gained the wisdom of experiencing multiple intimate relationships.
We are becoming increasingly connected as a species. New networks are developing, creating new neural pathways to understand and express the kind of ground-up social change we desire. We see which partnerships assist us in moving forward, and those where work must be done to be in alignment with our intent to engage in anti-racism and dismantle white supremacy.
Step by step, we learn a new dance. One-two-three, One-two three. We continue to stumble toward a more perfect union, toward a better understanding of what needs to be done to ensure our collective future.
10 of raindrops (cups) / fulfillment + tender care
Mercury conjunct Jupiter in Aquarius: We experience expansive communication about new ideas and networks.
Today has the energy of loving celebration. We are fulfilled by our dedication to self care, or we are satisfied with our contribution to the well being of others. Ideally, we see the integration of both and recognize how being gentle with ourselves allows us to be more compassionate with others, and concern for the collective will ultimately bring a sense of purpose and connection on a personal level
Ideas about the Aquarian age are expressed and defined. We see our role in the creation of new communities, and our responsibility to continue to learn and act in the name of social justice.
What new visions for the future are taking shape in your imagination?
We continue to explore our dreams for clues to the future. There are many ways forward at this time. We are asked to examine how we may best meet our needs while contributing to the collective. Is is in this way we may find our highest purpose. We each have a unique individual contribution to make, whether it is part of how we make money or simply how we choose to exist in the world. We begin to broaden our definition of service.
What activities make you feel most connected to your community? What skills do you feel you have to offer to others?
We are beginning to see the gifts of change. We are less afraid of “what if” and more focused on “what may be.” We begin to dream, but keep our feet firmly on the ground in order to ensure we can enact our plans when the time is right. We are on the cusp of unprecedented change, and while it brings great disruption and challenge, it also opens space for a better tomorrow.
As always, it is imperative to remember we are fighting as a collective for a better world for ALL people. It is crucial for white allies to focus on dismantling racist systems. I urge you to imagine a future where not only do you and your immediate family individually advance in growth and purpose, but your actions simultaneously create conditions of comfort and abundance for those in your community who lack even the most basic necessities of life.
In what ways are you optimistically embracing social change?
Today we are excited by our ideas and intuition. We are moved by our dream of a new reality. We are stirred by hope and faith. The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter. Despite the continued uncertainty we are learning to create our own stability, to depend on our own inner guidance for the strength to face whatever the future may bring.
In what ways have you learned to trust your intuition? What is the biggest insight you have gained this past year?
Today’s cards invite us to examine our definition of beauty. We are being asked to quickly cast aside old ways of seeing and judging one another. In the Aquarian age, our value to society will perhaps be measured more by how we contribute to the overall good of the collective rather than our ability to conform to a narrowly defined physical definition of beauty. Already we see new ways of representing our bodies, of respecting and loving ourselves outside of the system of ableism that measures our value through a lens of productivity.
It is OK to rest if you feel overwhelmed. One lesson of 2021 will be the need to work at our own pace, aside from the demands of others or of society. At the same time, we cannot stick our heads in the sand and avoid the responsibility we have to create a better future for all. In order to avoid burnout, pace yourself and trust your intuition in choosing where you focus your energy and commitments.
We continue to release old patterns and routines that no longer seem to suit our needs. There is some regret about what must be released. There may even be some conflict or hurt feelings to address in the course of changing our trajectory. When making decisions, balance your needs with the good of the collective, remembering that we are ultimately all connected and responsible for each others’ well being.
What are you glad to let go of this year? What are you sad to say goodbye to?