Saturday, December 21, 2013

Darkness into Light: A Tarot Spread for the New Moon in Capricorn

This is a stop on the Tarot Blog Hop! Whether you've hopped over from Joy's blog, or just randomly tumbled into this space: Welcome!

For this Solstice Tarot Blog Hop Joanna has chosen the theme of Darkness into Light. 

The end of the year for many of us, is a time of reflection. This can be a really hopeful time -- we have the new year ahead of us to start afresh, make new goals, have new intentions -- but it can also be a dark time; the year is ending and maybe we feel like we haven't progressed in the areas we wanted to, haven't done the things we thought we would do.

Right around the time of solstice, the sun moves from expansive Sagittarius, into disciplined and ambitious Capricorn. And in 2014 the Capricorn new moon casts its influence on new year's day. 

Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, often called "the taskmaster" of the zodiac. Saturn is the planet of limitations and challenges, but its challenges are more than just a pain-in-the-ass: they are invaluable opportunities to learn and mature. We can indeed turn what is dark into light.

For this time of reflection, and the new moon in Capricorn, I made a spread to help us see how the things we are finding difficult are actually valuable lessons. We can overcome the challenges that are facing us now, and we'll find ourselves stronger and more mature on the other side. We may even learn something that we can teach others. 


Thanks for stopping by! The next stop in the hop is Jordan's Land of Mystereum!

13 comments:

  1. I love the Haindl Tarot deck. It's funny that you mention it's creat for the earthiness of the Capricorn. I was really attracted to this deck and I'm a Cappy. LOL I love the spread! Will be doing this later today!

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    1. It's a really beautiful deck and, when I have used it, I've gotten great messages. I hope the spread is helpful for you. I've been thinking about my reading a lot since I've done it.

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  2. Can't wait to try this. Blessed Be & Happy Yule!

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    1. Thank you for dropping by and reading my post. May 2014 be full of wonderful things for you, shariyetto!

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  3. Love the post, and will be trying your spread soon! I have not used Haindl but I'm intrigued by it!

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    1. It's a great deck. I only wish I could get the 2 volume book for it (by Rachel Pollack) so I could understand it better. The little white book is a bit sparse.

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  4. Great spread. And thanks for sharing your spread in practice. I know how hard bringing balance and harmony back is. Your interp already says plenty. The fact that you do what is true to yourself, you are making so much progress so hang in there.

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    1. Thank you for your kind and supportive words Joanna! xxx

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  5. Thanks! I've just done your spread and it was pretty, pretty interesting... ;)

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    1. Fantastic! I hope the reading helped you :)

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    2. There was nothing came up that I hadn't already been rolling around in my head... But, I pulled 4 majors... so it was a bit of a oi! listen up, pay attention and get those ideas into action :D Thanks!

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  6. I particularly like the last card in this spread. Very well done, Shonna.

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    1. Thank you Arwen! I just took a look back at this reading -- a good reminder to myself :) Have a lovely day!

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