In the Cards

"new moon in virgo" I got a Tarot reading the other day and the last card she pulled for me was the Chariot.

When you see the Chariot, you know it’s a YES.

As Rachel Pollack writes: the Chariot is the first of three Victory cards. Here the Victory is over the outer challenges of life…”

The New Moon in Virgo is this Monday. A New Moon is a new chance, and a New Moon in Virgo can be a new chance with your health or at work. Virgo is associated with these areas of life. A New Moon in Virgo wants to clean up the chaos. Pisces, Virgo’s opposite sign, rules chaos. Confusion. Virgo is the Harvest. With Virgo we separate — we separate what nourishes from what nauseates.

In some Tarot decks, the Chariot driver’s sphinxes (as depicted in the classic Rider Waite) are, instead, horses. And my reader said to me: feed your horses. Focus on where you want to go. Bring those horses back — when you lose focus — bring those horses back and feed them, water them, take care of them. 

And I thought about this New Moon being a Chariot, passage from one place to another, all under the wishful dark of the New Moon. Nothing is certain yet. Nothing is told. But you begin.

I recommend you create your own ritual, on this New Moon in Virgo (which does have some rather painful and wonky aspects to it). Why? To mark time. To hope. To promise to try. To listen. This is what we humans DO. We keep track, like the solitary Virgo (of the Hermit card), always with the ledger and the lamp, always calculating: what must go, what must stay, and how to create order among the chaotic harvest of our lives. Look at what you’ve grown. Don’t look away. Please don’t look away.

You can be in the storm and still do your work on the ground — lists, what’s next, one thing at a time. That’s from an email my sister sent me. And then I had my own revelation: not just about the New Moon in Virgo but about painful transits or painful cards, when you don’t get the Chariot and all you see is the Devil, the Tower, and the Hanged Man (three she pulled for herself the other day!)

I wrote this to a friend in need: sometimes when we come to God with a big problem, the miracle he brings us not only matches the size of the so-called problem, but exceeds it. And so it shall be.

Happy almost New Moon in Virgo. May your Chariot arrive on time.

I am teaching an on-line Tarot class, beginning later this month and running for a full month — in a Secret group on Facebook, which is where I hold all my classes. This isn’t a “beginner” class per se. We are starting in the middle and will be discussing, among other things, theories of Reversed cards — to reverse or not to reverse; off-the-beaten path card meanings, including from Kabbalistic perspective; particular cards that vex you and me; as well as creating our own virtual Mini-Tarot!

Because we meet on Facebook, you can go at your own pace. No pressure to talk at all, but all my classes are discussion based and I love a lively group! (But no pressure)

So if my blog posts have piqued your curiosity, please message me for more details. You don’t have to be an expert OR a novice — just have an interest. Or a passion. Or an obsession!!

P.S. Are you interested in receiving a personalized Tarot/Astrology reading? I have a new Special going on for folks who find me through Beliefnet, a discount on my usual rates. Click here to get in touch. Also, Tarot class forming later this month! Email for details.

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