What Does the Tarot Have to Say to You This New Moon of August 2019?

What Does the Tarot Have to Say to You This New Moon of August 2019?

General reading for the New Moon of 30 August 2019: Momentum's good, haste isn't. Don't lose sight of what you truly want to achieve, as you find yourself hurtling forward.

It's often said that the new moon brings with it new beginnings. But that's not all they bring. The energy that comes with the new moon is what you need to tap into, especially if you've been struggling with lack of clarity, desperately seeking answers, or looking for guidance as you start something new.

Given below is a general reading I did on account of the New Moon on August 30, 2019. It applies to everybody reading this, irrespective of your zodiac sign, age, and sex. The messages given below may apply to you in your individual endeavors, to your relationships (both romantic and otherwise), or even to your career. The area of life these messages apply to might vary from person to person.

Left to right: Knight of Swords, 7 of Cups, 3 of Cups

You seem to be in a bit of a hurry to makes things happen. You feel like you've been sitting idle for far too long, and you can't help but hasten. It's good to have this fire in your belly, it gets you going. Even opportunities seem to be coming to you now. And when they come knocking, you've got to answer. You need to remember one thing though. When there's one too many opportunities, you might be swayed and your decisions might blow with the wind. It's why you need to slow down and weigh each option carefully before you can focus on one and celebrate its fruition.

Knight of Swords - In a hurry?

Knight of Swords

There's a lot going for fast-footedness. That raging fire in the belly can get a great many things done, by its sheer go-get-it spark. But here's the thing. Sometimes, you might move at such a pace, that you're blind to all things around you. So blind, in fact, that you actually pass on the very opportunity you thought you're hurtling towards. Is being quick really the way to go right now? Sleep on it.

7 of Cups - So many ways to go...

7 of Cups

There was a lull for far too long, wasn't there? Some kind of stasis, where no opportunities came your way and neither did you go after them. Your energy ran low and there wasn't much you were interested in, apart from rebuilding yourself. You did that, you're doing it still, and you'll keep at it because it's an on-going process in life. So, now, you have all this energy and you just want to get going. Opportunities are coming knocking too. Trouble is... there might be one too many. Which one's the right pick? Only you can answer that. And you can't answer that if you're hastening at a blinding speed, too fast to see anything properly.

3 of Cups - Cause(s) for celebration  

3 of Cups

You may want things to go at breakneck speed, but if you don't lose sight of what you're trying to accomplish, you're bound to achieve your goal. If you can't slow down, then you might be in for a bit of a premature celebration, and that's not what you want, do you? But you know what? Regardless of whether you accomplish your goal, all the opportunities coming your way in itself is a big deal and a cause for celebration because it's showing you there's a shift in your energy; you're finally able to attract opportunities.

How does Tarot work?

If there's one question every tarot reader gets asked most often is, how can a bunch of cards hold answers to our deepest fears and confusion? Is it completely random or is it some kind of divine channeling of messages? Well, the answer? It's a bit of both.

Most readers are highly intuitive, sometimes psychic too. The vibrant, and often quite descriptive imagery of the Tarot is what helps paint a picture of what you can expect in the coming days, based on the reading. A truly skilled tarot reader will be able to bring clarity to your confusion and answers to your questions.

Every reader has their own preferences: some shuffle and pick the cards themselves (or ask you to pick if you're present), others shuffle extensively and wait until the cards fall out, flip, or fly out in the midst of shuffling on their own. I fall into the latter group of people. But regardless of the process that leads up to it, once the cards are laid out in front of you, they pretty much speak for themselves.

As for the choice of cards, this too depends on the reader's preference. However, the most popular of the lot, and also the most commonly used deck of cards in the Tarot is the Rider-Waite tarot deck. Different decks come with different imageries and also have varied interpretations. Purely guided by intuition, readers can interpret the cards differently, though perhaps, we're all probably channeling the same message, really. The deck I've used for this reading is the classic Rider-Waite. The imagery in this deck is quite simple and clear enough for me to explain to just about anyone what the cards are saying.

A tarot reading can be done for an individual, a couple and even a group of people. While there is no rule that dictates when and how you do a reading, there are readers who prefer to schedule it based on the lunar cycles, etc, to gauge the energies.

Tarot Reading by Anusha M Shashidhar:
She's a tarot reader and pranic healer. She comes with crystal healing experience and knowledge of yoga.
You can follow her on Instagram: anusha.m.shashidhar

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