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New Moon in Cancer: Finding a Sense of Completion within You

In the picture: The Moon and The Priestess of Thoth Tarot by Aleister Crowley | Cancer Gold Bracelet and Goddess Moonstone Ring by  COVEN

In the picture: The Moon and The Priestess of Thoth Tarot by Aleister Crowley | Cancer Gold Bracelet and Goddess Moonstone Ring by COVEN

Have you been feeling melancholic recently? Well, surprise! The New Moon in Cancer is happening tonight. Be prepared for an emotional roller coaster. Or if you're already on the ride, it's time to finally acknowledge our flaws and fill our lack with positive endeavors.

The New Moon is a sign for us to begin our rebirth. Unlike Full Moon, New Moon clears our old, destructive habit to give space for new, positive energy. Being in the Cancer sphere, this month’s New Moon touches Cancer’s area of focus such as home, healing, security, and family. It’ll remind us of the things that we’re lack in our lives, and what we have to do to complete it. But of course, it’s not going to be as easy as it sounds.

As of now, we have a total of four planets located in Cancer that helps to enhance the energy: The Sun, the Moon, Mercury, and Mars. All four planets are connected in trine aspect with Uranus in Aries, highlighting the blessing of inner strength and independence that Cancer bestows upon us this week. However, Mars’ trine with Neptune Retrograde in Pisces and the square aspect with Jupiter in Libra tells me that despite our effort to be independent, we are also hindering our progress with our crave for intimacy and security. This month’s New Moon, along with the three other planets that in conjunct around it, is a wake-up call for us to set our priorities straight.

Cancer is a cardinal water sign. A strong, independent leader with a nurturing flair – influenced by its sensitive ruler, the Moon. But its independence may rely entirely on someone else’s dependency on them. A happy Cancerian is someone who has fulfilled their need for a happy domestic life while being able to support someone else in their free time. They will only aim for a successful future if they know that it will be worthwhile for their family in the end.

For some people, the energy of New Moon in Cancer can be translated as the need to form a family, the need to put their loved ones first, or the need to protect what they already have. Some people may feel a surge of despair being surrounded by wealth without someone to share. Eventually, it points to our theme of the week: completion. You will only feel secure when your needs are fulfilled, whether it's emotionally or physically. You may also long for the warm and cozy feeling within you, something that a Cancerian will never lack due to their empathetic nature. If you notice anything that's missing in your life, this New Moon in Cancer is the time for you to reflect upon it.

Here are some tips to get a sense of completion on New Moon in Cancer:
 

Create your sacred space

Do you have a place in your home that you consider as sacred? If you don’t, find a nook or choose an area to be your personal sacred space. It is a space where you can do your personal me time. Whether to read, relax, or nap, the area should be comfortable enough to be your safe haven. Once you have made a home within a home, keep the space clean and tidy. Get rid of things that can disrupt your Zen and replace it with items that give you a sense of comfort. 

Find out what’s weighing you down

New Moon in Cancer will tap into your emotion. And if you're sensitive to an emotional sting, the energy can really weigh you down. You need to face the discomfort within you to set yourself free. Is there any issue that needs to be forgiven? Is there anything that you’ve been wanting to do or say but never got the chance? Resolve the issue or make peace with yourself. It's time to release the burden once and for all.

Give yourself some much-needed self-love

You're not as strong as you look, and that's okay. There's no need to punish yourself for feeling intensely or for needing time to unwind. We all have our weakness. It's our job to address where we're lack and provide ourselves with love and support. Treat yourself to a nice dinner, watch the movie that your boyfriend would never watch with you, and appreciate what you've done for yourself.

Spend some quality time with the family

The New Moon in Cancer is coincidentally (although I think it's NOT coincidental) close to the Hari Raya Idul Fitri. Some of you might have gone home to see your family, which is exactly how we should celebrate these two events (FYI, Cancer is known to be the universal sign of family). This week, go back to your root and enjoy some quality time with your loved ones. Make yourself feel whole again. If you don't have anyone in your family to spend time with, at least enjoy a company of a group that nurtures you.

Heal yourself

Sometimes all you need is to slow down and relax when everything is too overwhelming. Take some time off to address your health, your emotion, or your feelings (see the first tips!). You can also see a doctor or a healer to help you with any blockage in your chakra. In fact, I just went to see an ophthalmologist for the first time today to check my eyes. (Spoiler: Apparently I'm short-sighted, sigh.) Anyway, my point is, your health is important and it should be your number one priority this week (or any days in your life, really!).

I hope the New Moon in Cancer tonight brings you the much needed emotional cleansing to find out what’s been hindering you from your growth. We are never perfect, but we are whole. Once you understand where your weaknesses are, you can slowly weave a more fully developed spiritual path for yourself.

Have a great New Moon night, witchlings!


Foxglove Tarot Bali

Hello, I'm Canti!

I am a tarot reader and an eclectic witch living in Bali, providing online tarot reading and blessing service for the mindful soul-searchers. Contact me at www.foxglovetarot.com to book a private counseling session with me.

Let's say YES to Life on Full Moon in Sagittarius!

The Universe and Lust Card by Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot deck

The Universe and Lust Card by Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot deck

Oh look, it’s that time of the month again! 

If you’ve been waiting for a life-changing event, tonight’s the night. We’re going to welcome the sight of the optimistic Full Moon in Sagittarius, which will, ironically, shine beside the pessimistic Saturn. Although it's advisable to play by the rules when Saturn is around, remember, it's Sagittarius, the sign of growth and expansion that we're talking about here. So, I wouldn’t be worried so much if I were you.

Luckily, there’s a strong trine aspect between the Full Moon, Saturn, and Uranus in Aries. It helps to bring your inner Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) to the surface for this period. She's bold, she's brave and refuses to play by the man's rules. However, she continues to abide her own personal rules such as justice, love, and compassion, to complete her mission. As long as you know when to say "yes" and "no" at the right time, you'll do amazing, just like her.

Joining the party, Jupiter will turn direct tomorrow to propel you into doing a more active participation in your life. If you've been holding onto some plans while Jupiter was in retrograde, tomorrow is the perfect time to start carrying them out into action.

Here are the things that you need to consider during this period based on my brief talk with the Thoth Tarot:

The Universe card - Take the challenge, as long as it aligns with your "code"

We all have our personal code. Our strong belief, what we stand for, and the values that make us who we are. The Full Moon in Sagittarius will bring forth your curiosity on whether you have lived a life that's worth settling. If you need to go beyond your achievements, you'll get the hunch that will tell you so. You might also get some new ideas on how to debunk some of your personal beliefs.

It's like when Diana refuses to believe her mother when she forbids her to go and fight for humanity because 'men don't deserve her'. But she goes anyway, with her stubbornness, but of course, with her moral code kept close to her heart.

Although Saturn can be a party pooper sometimes, we're lucky to have it so close to the Full Moon, something that hasn't happened in decades, because it helps us to stay grounded. You have this other world beyond your reach, but it's not impossible if you decide to take the challenge. The wide-eyed Sagittarius will help to illuminate your path and make you believe in the good omens. But if you're traveling too far to the unknown, you might not know your way back in case the opportunity falls apart.

So the next time you decide to take up a new job, or make new friends, remember who you are and what you believe. It's a new challenge, indeed, to make your mark in a new territory. But if you always have your "codes" in mind, you'll always have a place at home, no matter how horrible the new land is.

Diana Prince and Steve Trevor - Gal Gadot and Chris Pine - Wonder Woman
Steve Trevor: We have a mission! We can’t save everyone in this war! It’s not what we are here to do!

Diana Prince: You’re right... But it’s what *I* am going to do.
— Wonder Woman (2017)

The Lust card - Make your postponed plans happen

With Jupiter turning direct tomorrow, and a double blessing from Full Moon in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries, it would be a waste not to take action on your postponed plans. If you have anything that you've been planning for the past few months, tomorrow's the time to dust your journal and start doing. There will be a tide of productive energy around you once Jupiter propels forward. Tap into it, and create workable deliverables for your projects.  

Start working on your thesis, NOW. Call your Mom, NOW. Go for the dentist appointment, TOMORROW (maybe you don't have time for it today). Anything that you can do today must be finished by today the latest. Hurry and catch this productive wave before it's too late! Jupiter is your one giant lucky planet that will boost the full moon magic we are all expecting tonight.

Hopefully, the New Moon in Sagittarius brings the longed-for positive changes in your life and helps you to be your own version of Wonder Woman.

If you're looking for more personalized tips to survive the ups and downs this month, book a reading session with me. Enjoy the full moon, witchlings!


Hello, I'm Canti!

I am a tarot reader and an eclectic witch living in Bali, providing online tarot reading and blessing service for the mindful soul-searchers. Contact me at www.foxglovetarot.com to book a private counseling session with me.

A Guide to the No-Chill Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Leo 2017

Strength Card by The Wild Unknown Tarot

Strength Card by The Wild Unknown Tarot

Look up to the sky! Tonight is going to be one of the most epic night we have since early 2017 because there's going to be a Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Leo, plus a rare sight of Green 45P Comet! All in one night! Whoaa. Well, the latter one is if you're lucky to live in the right hemisphere, of course.

The celestial event is going to start at 7.33 PM WITA, but honestly, I've been waiting for it since one and a half weeks ago. I don't know if you feel it in the air but for someone who is always in tune with the universe like me, the fiery Leo vibe can be quite overwhelming. I have gotten carried away with shopping for the new cosmetic items, always trying to look my best (with red lipstick!) even though I'm going to stay at home for the whole day, being easily irritated and snap at every chance (poor boyfriend), and splurging for expensive açaí smoothie bowl. Everything because I feel like I deserve to treat myself like a queen. On the positive note, I become more passionate about what I'm doing. I can see a bright vision where my business is going in the future, and what I should do to achieve it. All the temporary traits above are a mix of reaction based on today's event, mainly contributed by Leo's larger-than-life persona.

So here's what's happening tonight / this week:

The full moon tonight is going to be super intense. As it happens, the Uranus, Mars, and Venus are sticking together in Aries (Leo's fellow fire sign), aligning harmoniously in trine aspect with La Luna. Not to mention that the Full Moon in Leo sits on the opposite of Sun in Aquarius, the notable most chill and most detached zodiac out of the 12 signs. Sigh, no wonder we're super pumped up and angery at the same time. We are sweating with excitement and passion, but of course, our body is too small to contain all these fire inside us.

In addition, a trine aspect with the Saturn in Sagittarius allows creative ideas to sprout to advance your career. When combined with the Saturn, the Moon in Leo will form a Grand Trine aspect with the Uranus in Aries. It takes an inner strength, a sense of individualism, and leadership to create positive changes in your workplace. The confidence to pivot and initiate breakthrough idea is just as necessary as following up your past ideas. You'll know if things won't work out, and you'll know when to move on. You really have to look at this week as an opportunity that you shouldn't miss, especially, if you are in dire need of a new creative direction.

However, the moon is also connected in a sextile aspect with Jupiter retrograde in Libra. It is a reminder for us to hold on to our horses before impulsively launching a new project or deciding to pursue a higher study. There is indeed a powerful traction from the Full Moon in Leo to explore your options and break the glass ceiling. However, as Jupiter is currently not moving in direct, every decision you make that relates to Jupiter's area (belief, philosophy, growth, expansion) should be put on hold until you know what you're doing.

So this is what you should do:

You might be questioning yourself right now. "Who am I?" "What do I wanna do in life?" "Why do I feel useless?" or worse, "Why do I feel trapped?". Although the Full Moon in Leo influences your mood to feel important and be appreciated for being such an amazing lioness, the other planets in play are just as important as your feelings.

This week is the perfect time to make your assessment inward instead of outward. Turn those questions into answers, but keep in mind that you don't have to act upon those answers right now. Think about what kind of direction you're heading to, and what is the best way for you to get there. Ask yourself what part that requires change and improvement in various aspects of your life that relate to your feeling of self-worth (although it's probably every single aspect for me).

Most importantly, you are going to survive the heat, and you can turn the restlessness into a fruitful result if you have enough information and enough time to do the math.

So, do you have your telescope and popcorn ready for tonight yet?


Foxglove Tarot Bali

Hello, I'm Canti!

I am a tarot reader and an eclectic witch living in Bali, providing online tarot reading and blessing service for the mindful soul-searchers. Contact me at www.foxglovetarot.com to book a private counseling session with me.

4 Tips to Achieve the Longed Balance on New Moon in Taurus

new moon taurus may 2016 flowers

Tonight on May 6th 2016, we are going to welcome a game changer during this retrograde-abundant month: the New Moon in Taurus. Retrogrades can be enlightening, but I have to be honest with you, it can really lead to some frustrating events. So it’s great to finally have a change, a chance to renew and revamp our lives to pursue the coveted stability in the midst of this turbulent weeks.

New Moon in Taurus gives us the reminder to clear out any aspects or elements that does not seem to contribute to our pursuit for a balanced live. Infused with Taurus' traits as a Venus ruling sign, our focus this week is to pay attention to the balance in our love life and financial situation. If you feel as if everything’s going unsteady recently, please blame the Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto for choosing the same month to go on a retrograde trip. Although Taurus sign is known for its stubbornness and the inability to adapt to quick changes, the New Moon’s energy will help you to snap out of this confusion and make the right yet quick decision to survive this storm and live a smooth sailing life. To me, the New Moon in Taurus feels more like, “Cut the crap, let’s get down to the business shall we?” (Maybe this is also why I write a little bit differently on this blog post, I’m not sure, hahaha)

Below are some tips on how you can achieve the balance you’ll need:

Love

1. Cut Ties with your Toxic Ex Amicably

Mercury Retrograde is known to bring your ex from the dead for no whatsoever reason. When the Mercury moves backward, the people who are currently in your present will have a difficulty of moving anything forward with you, but the people from your past may be tempted to initiate something. Some will cause havoc, some will just remind you of the good old days. I know this because my ex just recently said hi to me after blocking me off Facebook for months. Hehehe. But don’t worry, the New Moon will not let your heart lingers in the past anymore. Cut ties with them who will definitely bring imbalance in your life. You can either ghost them or have an amicable goodbye, but think twice before you hurt their feelings. Don’t forget that Saturn is also in retrograde, which means, karma will come faster to you than usual. Hmmm.

2. Go Steady

If the constant push and pull between you and your crush has been causing you some distress recently, the best way to play this out is either by going steady or cutting ties with them once and for all. It may not be ideal to start a relationship during New Moon, since all beginnings are supposed to start on Full Moon. However, New Moon is the perfect time to end a toxic cycle, in this case, the feeling of uncertainty which surrounds your cat and mouse game. So give them two options, either they’re in or they’re out. The same question should be asked to you too. Are you ready to spend your days with them or nah? With New Moon and its role as a catalyst of change, you are compelled to make the decision now or you’ll be left with the same cycle until the next Full Moon. So, which one would you choose?

Finance

3. Find a Job that Pays You Well

Do you feel as if the time you spent on working is not equal with the amount of money you are making? Has your current job brought you so much confusion and unhappiness? Do you crave for a work life balance? Tonight’s New Moon is a great time to stop living as a corporate slave and start applying for a more balanced career options! Mars in retrograde may soften your hunger and ambition for a job that pays you well, however, The New Moon in Taurus will help us to realise that we’ll have to do something about our financial situation. You can also opt for a more relaxed job with a fair wage to compensate for lesser responsibility if getting a higher paying job is not an option. Time would be considered as a luxury to compensate for the lower pay. Whichever options you choose, please ensure that the job you’ll choose will have a fair and reasonable wage according to the time and effort you spend.

4. Cut Down on Unnecessary Expenses

If quitting your job is not a feasible option at this point, you can try to cut down some of the subsidiary expenses to balance the outcome with the income. Venus, the planet which rules Taurus, could easily tempt you to spend more money to buy the high quality goods although the moderate ones would still suffice. Don't fall for this trap, Witchlings, because it would be much harder to climb up again due to the nature of the New Moon. The New Moon aspires to lead you to a simpler yet balanced life. Thus, this splurging habit should easily be concluded as one of the few bad habits to be eliminated during this period. You can still reward yourself for your hard work, but only if the goods that you desire is a necessity.

So, now that you know what to do, tell me what's your plan for this month's New Moon! Write me in the comment section and I'll see if I can give you some insights.

As usual, good luck everyone! 🌚 


Foxglove Tarot Bali

Hello, I'm Canti!

I am a tarot reader and an eclectic witch living in Bali, providing online tarot reading and blessing service for the mindful soul-searchers. Contact me at www.foxglovetarot.com to book a private counseling session with me.

Full Moon in Scorpio: a challenge to balance the mind and the heart

full moon dark scorpio cloudy cloud

Tonight on April 22nd, expect a tug-o-war between your logic and your gut feeling as the Full Moon in Scorpio will be in opposite of the Sun in Taurus. The Taurus-Scorpio opposition highlights the topic of “illumination” and “balance" for any deep seated problems. Both star signs are fixed signs, which creates a tendency to overthink the smallest problem, while avoiding any chance to communicate your feelings. Any problems that you thought you had buried deeply may arise to give path to a settlement. Things may be unnerving and you may feel that you’re not ready to face it, but feelings must be expressed and cases must be solved, regardless of whether it’s the most socially accepted thing to do.

Another thing worth noting is to prepare for an unlikely pair of two contradicting needs. Given Scorpio’s tendency to initiate transformation and Taurus’ needs for stability, this combination includes a passion for a casual sex and a need for a secured relationship, which as we know, sounds too good to be true to take place on the same time. We may also want to revisit the way we communicate to others. Do you take some matters personally or are you level-headed enough to resolve things amicably? Ideally, this month’s Full Moon is a chance for us to balance our mind and our senses. As long as we know how to take a step back and understand how to use it in our favours, the Full Moon’s energy could reinforce a positive transformation in our lives.

To know which part of your life that requires a balance check, scroll down to see your predictions:


Capricorn

If you keep on getting worried about how your friends might view you, you won’t be able to enjoy the party. The Full Moon will challenge you to choose between friendship and the things that make you happy. If you ever have to choose, choose the latter. Don’t care about what others say, just walk away and enjoy this sunny day.


Aquarius

So many thoughts are spent in building your career, while your family begun to seem like distant relatives. Don’t be surprised if at the end of the week you'll hear more demands from them. If you can’t balance your timing, try to give small attention by letting them know that you’ve been doing well.


Pisces

This month’s Full Moon will help you to identify what’s been bothering you. It seems that you have been listening too much, without expressing your concern. It’s never a bad idea to talk things out. Sometimes the best solution comes from a healthy discussion.


Aries

With money as your main topic this week, see if you can give more effort to manage your financial situation. There may be some temptation to find an easier shortcut by borrowing friends’ or relatives’ money, however, it’s not the best option to follow through. Trust your intuition when it says that everything will work out fine.


Taurus

This Full Moon is your challenge to balance between your needs and your partner’s needs. Tension will arise when one does not feel of being heard or understood. You can choose to ignore it or to address it by giving a reassurance to your loved one. The Full Moon will help you to identify which one should come first.


Gemini

This is the period where you will be tested mentally, physically, and spiritually. There’s a great chance that trouble will come knocking on your door and you’ll be forced to question everything you believe. Things may not appear as it seems, but it’s your challenge to see through the veil. If anything, see what your intuition has to say to guide you through it.


Cancer

There are so many things that will your attention, Cancer! Not only you’ll have to juggle between your responsibility, you may also have to choose between a chance to enjoy your fun time and keeping up with your peers. The trick to balance it out is by letting everyone to enjoy themselves… together! While it does not seem feasible at times, but it’s the best win win solution, isn’t it?


Leo

Balancing between your work with your loved ones will not be easy during this period. Work for you has become futile but somebody needs to be the bread winner, right? Leo is a family man/woman, so what seems like a small problem is actually a big deal for you. What you need is a mood recharge this week. Spending time with your loved ones is proven to be the best medicine for you.


Virgo

With your Moon in your House of Communication, while your Sun is in your House of Knowledge, it can be a challenge to balance between what your senses are telling you with what you have learned to perceive so far. Sometimes it’s not easy to elaborate how you feel about certain things, but it’s always the best idea to communicate it with others.


Libra

You haven't run out of luck, only your ideas. When it comes to making money, your intuition tells you to do things alone, but your mind tells you not to. Have you thought about collaborating with someone for your work? The more people you work with the higher the chances for you to gain more profit.


Scorpio

The Moon in your First House brings into focus how speaking out about how you feel matters more in your relationship. No agreement will be made until your partner understands what you’re going through. Disagreements are inevitable, but disagreements are just a way of strengthening the bond between you and your partner.


Sagittarius

You won’t be able to see what the world has to offer if you choose to bury yourself in work. Somewhere deep inside you, your intuition is kicking in, yearning for a place called home. If possible, find some time during the weekend to travel and come home to the nature. Give yourself a chance to get to know yourself while being surrounded by lush greeneries.

 

Photo credit: LettersToMoon


Foxglove Tarot Bali

Hello, I'm Canti!

I am a tarot reader and an eclectic witch living in Bali, providing online tarot reading and blessing service for the mindful soul-searchers. Contact me at www.foxglovetarot.com to book a private counseling session with me.