I don’t just wish you rain, Beloved – I wish you the beauty of storms.John Geddes
This New Moon I was drawn to share a single card reading from the Dark Goddess Tarot by Ellen Lorenzi-Prince. The simple images of the divine feminine in all her guises are drawn from all over the world and are combined with her own in-depth text interpretations that gives profound insight.
I just chose one card as a focus for this upcoming New Moon in Sagittarius and it was the Three of Earth.
Three of Earth-Norns
Norse Goddesses of Destiny- Small stiches weave the world. Do your part.
I love this interpretation of the Three of Earth, such a comforting and wise image, reminding us of the circle of fate and the nature of destiny. They speak of what has been, What is becoming and What shall be. Fate however is of the past, because nothing is written absolutely and even the gods cannot escape their destiny. Remember that your fate will be in part what you shape it to be, it is an important focus.
This New Moon perfects on the evening of November 23rd (GMT) and falls in the first decan of Sagittarius, a place associated with speed, emphasising the importance of a directed will. It is associated with the swift emergence of a motivating vision and the creation of a vehicle in which to reach ones goals. The vehicle must be suitable for the desired goal however, whether it is mental, spiritual or physical in nature. Being in Sagittarius, this New Moon is ruled by Jupiter, currently strong at the end of Pisces, but in conjunction with the unfortunate fixed star Scheat. Although we know it as part of the constellation of Pegasus, the Arabians knew this star as part of the Water Bucket, with Scheat known as the Upper Spout. Long associated with disasters of an aquatic nature, the energy of this New Moon may bring floods or disasters concerning large bodies of water, such as lakes, seas and large rivers.
Dane Rudhyar writes of this degree:
PHASE 242 (SAGITTARIUS 2°): WHITE-CAPPED WAVES DISPLAY THE POWER OF WIND OVER SEA- The mobilization of unconscious energies under the pressure of super-personal motives.
Wind and sea are in constant interplay, and the results of that interplay are inspiring and beautiful. In symbolism, the wind (pneuma is the early Greek word for “spirit”) is associated with spiritual dynamism; the stirring of deep energies this dynamism produces obeys cosmic or super-personal rhythms, the power of which is irresistible. We have a picture which contrasts the powerful but beautiful storms of nature with the often gory and hysterical crises of a civilization which progresses through war.
Hot on the heels of our books second birthday (can it really be that long???) Aia and I are busy making all the preparations necessary to welcome our second “creative child” into the world.
Refined, revised and improved, this second printing will be known as The Aquarius Edition. Timed to be launched as Pluto, lord of the underworld and planet of deep and irrevocable transformation, moves into the sign of of Aquarius, the energy of this deck is a perfect companion for the new global ethos of self responsibility and personal enquiry.
A redesigned card back and box are new features, with a colour scheme invoking the zodiacal energy of Aquarius whilst there will also be two tiers available at different price points to suit all pockets. We listened to your comments and have upgraded the durability and ease of access of the packaging, clicking on the links above, will bring you to Kickstarter, where you can sign up to follow the project. We expect to launch the campaign sometime in February or March and are hoping to deliver by the Summer Solstice.
Joanna Grant is an astrologer of some 30 years and gained her Diploma at the Faculty of Astrological Studies in 2012. Weaving her knowledge of the stars together with intuitive tarot techniques, she crafts highly personalised guidance for clients who are often navigating difficult life transitions. Lately, she has been very excited to breathe new life into her astrological practice through her study of Horary, where the traditional techniques of the ancients have helped her to interpret her knowledge in a whole new way. Having recently completed the STA Advanced Level Horary Diploma, she feels that in an uncertain world, the integrity of this tradition is an essential tool in giving clients the guidance they seek.
You can read more about her here.