New Moon in Aquarius Reading, February 8th, 2016

Happy New Moon, little lovelies!  You know the New Moon is my favorite time of the month to get clear about goals and intentions for the next four weeks. And what better way to connect to that energy than with a tarot reading for insight and empowerment?! The New Moon in Aquarius is a wonderful opportunity to allow yourself to think outside of the box. Aquarius energy supports innovation, revolution, new ideas, and being unique. Aquarius air energy gives you a boost in mental clarity so take some time now to think logically about yourself and your goals. This energy also carries an increased desire and ability to communicate, so why not try telling people about your goals and dreams now. You may find yourself better equipped to articulate what you are trying to do with yourself and your life. Plus, telling a friend adds that element of accountability that can really kick your ass into gear.  Let's see what insight the tarot can lend us at this time:

VIII of Swords Shadowscapes tarot

How can I invite some innovative fresh energy in my life?-  VIII of Swords It's time to let go of the self-created barriers in your mind that are holding you back. This is a card about mental transformation. So often, it is our negative thought patterns that keep us stuck. The human mind has evolved to avoid risks in order to stay alive. So we often fall back on old methods and ways of operating that have kept us safe and secure in the past. But that's no way to live! Especially when we are talking about creative risks, which are so necessary for our souls. Examine the ways you are mentally restricting yourself. Watch out for nay-saying mental commentary that puts all of your dreams and achievements in a negative light. When that little voice in your head tells you that your ideas are crap or you're never going to be good enough, respond to that little voice with a loud affirmation of your worthiness. If it says, "You aren't talented enough to succeed" shout back it, "Well, I deserve to practice and improve because my talent grows and flourishes when I lavish it with attention and allow myself to be a work in progress."  Whatever it is that your thoughts tell you you can't do, it's time to start breaking down those thoughts and telling yourself what you can do. You can do a lot, believe me!  And when you believe in yourself you can do almost anything :)

II of Cups Shadowscapes tarot

How can I express my unique personality?- II of Cups It all starts with some self love. The II of Cups wants you to bring balance, peace, and love into your life. You can do this by allowing yourself to feel those things about yourself. Remember the old saying, you can't love anyone else unless you love yourself first? Well, it really does work that way! Would you be more attracted to a person who is always saying self-deprecating things or a person with the confidence and self-love to say nice things when describing themselves? I'm not talking about bragging here, I'm talking about being sincere and honest about what you have accomplished and what you love about yourself. When you examine your personality, ask yourself- what do I just love about myself? If you immediately want to say "NOTHING!", go back to the VIII of Swords above and remember that your brain is trying to trick you into never changing your perspective because of weird evolutionary things that don't actually apply to you right now. Force yourself to think of three things that you love about yourself and then try to expand from there. When you figure out what you love about yourself, then you are on the right track to expressing your unique personality and attracting people to who you truly are.

IX of Wands rx Shadowscapes tarot

What will help me express my inner creativity?- IX of Wands reversed You have to let your guard down. Stop being so defensive and closed off and let you creativity out. If you are totally ashamed of what you have created, it can be hard to show others your work. Ask yourself where those expectations of perfection or high achievement are coming from? Who is shaming you in feeling insecure and bad about yourself? Do you expect yourself to be the best musician after one lesson, or the best painter after watching one episode of Bob Ross?  Remember that these things take time, but that every day you work on your creativity, you learn and grow and get closer to being as good at creating as you want to be. You don't get any closer or better if you give up because you didn't write the next great American novel on the first try. Look for people who will support you. Who will look through your photographs and show you the best ones and encourage you, instead of focusing on what went wrong in all the crappy photographs you took. Invite over your friends who will enjoy anything you cook, instead of a picky friend who will make you feel like you'll never get your flavor profiles right. If you are feeling fragile, there are still little steps you can take. Just don't close yourself off and say you're a failure or that no one will ever like what you create. Go back to step #2 and focus on your self love. You will undoubtedly love yourself more for trying than for giving up before you even started.

Ok, cutie pies, there is your New Moon in Aquarius tarot reading. It is very much inspired by the book I am reading called The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. Check it out if you are aspiring to delve more consciously into unblocking your inner Artist. I'm also super happy to customize a tarot reading along this theme, or any theme, if you would like to order an intuitive tarot reading from me!  Happy New Moon!