Since ancient times, people have been aware that the moon and its various cycles affect our lives significantly.
If you think about it, that makes perfect sense. We all know that the moon causes tides in the ocean.
And since 75% of our bodies are made up of water, it is only logical that the moon would have an effect on us too.
The ancients knew and understood this very well.
In fact, they clearly specified the impact of each cycle of the moon on our bodies and lives.
Of these, the new moon and the full moon hold a special significance.
This is why they are heavily featured in spiritual practices and works of fiction alike.
When it comes to spiritual practices, people have always used the two extreme phases of the moon to further their spiritual advancements and conduct certain rituals.
People often meditate, cleanse their surroundings, do tarot readings, recharge their crystals, journal, and so on.
In this article, I am going to focus on doing a tarot reading on a new moon night.
More specifically, I will talk about how to do a new moon tarot spread.
But before that, it’s vital to understand the significance of the new moon and the unique energy it carries.
This will only enhance your tarot reading.
The Significance of A New Moon
A new moon occurs when the moon is situated between the Earth and the Sun. And we all know that you can’t see the moon on a new moon night.
Since the moon marks the beginning of a new cycle toward the full moon, it is said to symbolize new beginnings, a clean slate, or a fresh start.
In spirituality, this has special relevance because it gives a person an opportunity to start afresh on their spiritual journey.
Also, during the new moon, your intuition is naturally heightened due to the energies that are exuded on this night.
Therefore, it is the perfect time to reflect and go inwards.
This is why so many people meditate during this phase.
It helps them get their bearings and understand their journeys from a higher vantage point.
The quiet and calmness on this night also make it the perfect time for a tarot reading.
Doing so can reveal important information about you, your life, your journey, and anything else you want to know.
Now, depending on your need and purpose, you can do many different types of tarot spreads.
Below, I’ll talk about a couple of the most common new moon tarot spreads that people use.
How To Do A New Moon Tarot Spread
Before you do a reading, spend some time alone and make sure that you are in a reflective mood.
You can even meditate for a few minutes to get into that state. This will make your reading more insightful.
You can also cleanse your space with clary sage or crystals to make it a much better experience.
When you’re ready, you choose your favourite tarot deck and shuffle the cards.
Then, when you are ready, you can use any of the below tarot spreads.
Tarot Spread Number 1
This is a simple tarot spread that helps you understand the past, present, and future.
It involves pulling out three cards from the deck and placing them face down on the table or surface in front of you from left to right.
The first card (the leftmost one) represents where you have been in the past month.
It will help you understand the good decisions or bad choices you made during that period.
It will provide you with insights into what you could have done better.
The centre card represents where you are now.
It will reveal your current position in your journey and your perception of your present status.
In order to move forward in life, this is quite important.
The third card (the rightmost card) represents where you are going.
It will tell you where your current trajectory will take you over the course of the next month.
The insights from this card will give you the opportunity to correct your course if you happen to be going down the wrong path.
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Tarot Spread Number 2
This is a great new moon tarot spread that is focused on growth. It will help you understand what you need to do to grow in the various aspects of your life.
If you want to use this spread for a particular area of life (for example, career), you can do that too.
Just set the intention while pulling the cards.
This spread involves pulling four cards and placing them in a diamond shape.
The first card (the topmost one) represents the things that you need to let go of in the present.
These may be things that might be weighing on you and stopping you from unleashing your full potential.
The second card (the left one) represents the area of focus needed for growth.
In other words, it will tell you what you need to focus on in the next month to set the right trajectory for growth.
For example, if you pull a Page of Pentacles, it might signify that you could set new goals for your career or find a new job that will lead you to immense growth.
The third card (the bottom one) represents the actions you can take toward your new objectives or plan.
It specifically tells you what you need to do to manifest your desired trajectory of growth.
For example, if you pull out the Chariot card, that might signify that you need to take a trip somewhere. This trip could be to another town (in search of a job) or even on a vacation (where you might somehow meet someone who would lead you to where you want to go).
The fourth card (the right one) represents the challenges that might come your way.
The insights provided by this card can help you prepare for anything that might stop you from growing in life.
Of course, this would make things easier for you in the future.
Most people think of the full moon as being the most powerful time for spiritual practices, but there is also a lot of energy and magic surrounding the new moon.
Doing a new moon tarot reading can be incredibly insightful and can set you on the best course for the month ahead.
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