2015 New Moon in Leo: Hear Me Roar

Strength tarot image
It’s time to own your power.

The Leo new moon on August 14th is a powerful change agent, encouraging you to take risks and control your destiny. Be courageous! Think and act as those born under the astrological sign of Leo do: take charge, own your creative power and passionately pursue your vision from a place of confidence knowing you are meant to be a leader.  Use A Little Magic If you want to use a little magic with this new moon and bring your unique world view into reality, set some simple and clear goals. Intention is an effective and powerful tool. Sit for a moment and write a list outlining your wishes for the next month. Your wishes will have the greatest chance of success if your goals are in alignment with the cosmos and some Leo attributes: be direct, confident, independent, and energetic.  Seek Community Support Leo, the lion is part of a pride, he knows you can accomplish more with community support. Share your power by being loving, supportive, encouraging, and loyal to those around you. When you share your ideas you generate excitement and enthusiasm within your community. If there are any nay sayers who are part of your tribe, it’s time to give them the boot and to recognize who is truly supporting your vision. Surround yourself with people who will encourage and support your abundance and success in this world. Take Action In the coming weeks you might take a cue from one of the queens of tarot and make this Leo new moon magic work to your advantage. Think and act as the: Queen of Swords — Use your communication tools and the power of persuasion. Research. Analyse. Write it all down. Defend it. Have a spine and champion your cause (but don’t talk it to death). Speak your truth. Teach it. Queen of WandsFormalize your list of goals and take action accordingly. Be persistent. Get to work. Use raw energy and stamina. Where are you directing your energy? Queen of Cups — Use heart-forward communication. Be patient, compassionate, and kind. Queen of Coins — Have a gathering. Be visible. Be social. Attract some attention. Be generous. Have some fun!

Strength Tarot Card Rider-Waite
Strength Tarot Card Rider-Waite

Meditate on the Strength Tarot Card In tarot, the astrological sign of Leo is represented by the Strength tarot card. As you think of ways to utilise Leo energy in the coming weeks try meditating with the Strength tarot card. In a nutshell: There is femininity and sensitivity to the Strength tarot card and it deals with themes of power, control, patience, acceptance, virtue, and confidence. Many tarot cards that represent Strength show a cultured woman who is taming a ferocious lion with her hands. This woman isn’t scared, she’s patient, gentle, loving even when presented with adversity. The Strength card serves as reminder that some battles are your own and other people cannot help you. The woman in the image relies on her own instincts; she has a backbone and stands alone with her own coping strategies. We all stand alone at some point and have to face our fears head on. This card advises you to: be patient, persistent, and to be true to yourself. Stand on your own two feet with your head up and your heart out, and use the simple tools of self-love, self-acceptance and self-reliance to create the self-confidence you desire and the change you want. You can achieve anything. I know you deserve whatever it is you want to create. If you would like to learn more about how to make this Leo energy work for you in your life, please join me at What’s Upstairs this Sunday, August 16th from noon until 3 PM for some magical tarot readings. Space is limited, so reserve your spot! –Traci Goodrich

2015 New Moon in Aquarius: Challenging the Status Quo

Pay special attention to the new moon that is about to enter Aquarius on January 20th because as one of 6 Super Moons this year, you will be given the opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start over in some area of your life.

How can you make the magic of the new moon work for you? Think and act as the Aquarians do!


5 of Cups Rider-Waite
5 of Cups Rider-Waite

Endings and Beginnings:

It’s never comfortable when some aspect of your life comes to a complete end, but you can turn things in your favor by saying good-bye to the past in a dramatic way. It’s time to cut the metaphoric umbilical cord that keeps you tied to the past by seeking out and embracing new opportunities. If there is some aspect of your past that needs to be healed, now is the time to do it.

A card that keeps surfacing that describes what you need to move away from is the 5 of Cups. This tarot card often represent grief and regret with one’s emotional opportunities; this grief affects your foundation, your base, your ability to be grounded in this world (also known as the Root Chakra).  Don’t be a slave to memories or ideas that keep you feeling powerless. Be courageous and stand on your own two feet knowing you can take care of yourself.


Challenging the Status Quo

The Emperor Rider-Waite
The Emperor

The new cycle that wants to be born is chipping away at the old world structure, the patriarchy is being challenged  by an upstart who is smart, intuitive and very feminine. The Emperor represents the old world and masculine authority that has been in a position of leadership for a very long time. It’s easy to follow the wisdom or guidance of the status quo because more people are comfortable with following established order over a new system that might be perceived as unorthodox, challenging, or weak by conventional standards but it is time to shake things up. Go, Aquarians!

Utopian Visions

High Priestess Rider-Waite
The High Priestess Rider-Waite

Aquarians love to cause trouble with their utopian vision of the world and their breadth of knowledge comes from a mixture of curiosity, creativity, and intuition. The High Priestess represents this Aquarian challenge to the status quo.

The High Priestess (or Popess) loves knowledge and she is open to some radical ideas and visions of the world because she knows that great minds do not think alike. The greatest minds of our generation have a unique vision of the world. If you follow a traditional value structure, it might be time to ask what innovative ideas are you adding to the paradigm or system that might be seen as a threat? How can you find support for your unorthodox ideas or originality so it can be appreciated during this new cycle?

Tools for Implementing Aquarian Values

Strength Rider-Waite
Strength Rider-Waite

Aquarians are social creatures and they love to communicate fresh and original ideas within their community and can be very persuasive during debate. Three cards that explore some tools that people can use to implement Aquarian values in the world are explored with the Strength (or Force), The Sun and Six of Cups tarot cards.

The Strength card is a card that explores the idea of patience and perseverance. Part of the work during this cycle will be to communicate with people who have a conventional or status quo mind-set, but you will bring something young, fresh or exciting to the table. If there is something that you want and you are faced with an opposing view, how can you effectively communicate your position in a way that is perceived as peaceful and non-threatening?

You might have to work with people of a conventional mind-set, people who might want to maintain some control (or old world order), but you are in a position to use your skills and share your insight in a way that isn’t perceived as threatening. This is your challenge!

The Sun Rider-Waite
The Sun Rider-Waite

The Sun tarot card explores the freedom-seeking side of Aquarian nature. How can you take a lighter, more spontaneous, optimistic, or even playful view to your life circumstances and share that with your community?

6 of Cups Rider-Waite
6 of Cups Rider-Waite

The 6 of Cups tells me that some of your Aquarian opportunities might come from the past. Is it possible that the ideas that you need to share have a space in a community that you’ve had for a very long time? Look no further than your own peers to explore your ideas. It’s possible that something or someone from the past might resurface at this time. Who or what used to inspire you? When or where have you dabbled in the unconventional in your life? Who has shared innovative moments with you?

Since this new moon also coincides with a Mercury Retrograde cycle, your work might be in reflecting on the past and dusting off some old skills or relationships that might assist you with creating a future that uses creativity, intuition, and fun-loving community oriented attitude. Mercury Retrograde cycles ask you to review or reflect on some aspect of your past before you move onto the next step.

I would love to hear more about how you plan to implement Aquarian values in the next 4 weeks in the comments section!