Waxing Gibbous

The waxing gibbous is when the moon is between half-lit at the first quarter, and fully lit at the full moon.

This is traditionally when I do the Consider the Details spread from the Luminous Spirit Tarot app.

Reading after Litha, for the intention FLOURISH

The cards are read from the center, then top to bottom and left to right, and the cards pulled represent:

  1. The Problem. What blocks you from the completion of your intention? What is there left to solve?
  2. What You Expected. What did you initially think would be the outcome of undertaking your intention?
  3. What You Got. How is your quest actually coming along? What is the current status of your manifestation?
  4. Your Weakness. What aspect of yourself makes it the most difficult for you to overcome the current status quo?
  5. Your Strength. What aspect of yourself gives you the strength to overcome the current status quo and complete your intention?

First Quarter

The first quarter is when the moon is half lit, between the waxing crescent and the waxing gibbous.

This is traditionally when I do the Stay the Course spread from the Luminous Spirit Tarot app.

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Reading before Litha, for the intention FLOURISH

From left to right, and bottom to top, the cards pulled represent:

  1. The Querent. How are you approaching your intention? How does your perception of yourself affect your intention?
  2. Expected Obstacle. When you undertook your quest, what did you expect to face?
  3. Overcomes Expected Obstacle. How will this challenge be overcome? How does it dissolve?
  4. Strengthens Expected Obstacle. What makes this challenge even more difficult to overcome? What path should you avoid to overcome this challenge?
  5. Unforeseen ObstacleWhat you may face that you didn’t foresee when you chose to follow this intention.
  6. Overcomes Unforeseen Obstacle. How will this challenge be overcome? How does it dissolve?
  7. Strengthens Unforeseen Obstacle. What makes this challenge even more difficult to overcome? What path should you avoid to overcome this challenge?

Waxing Crescent

The waxing crescent is when the moon begins to light again, directly after the new moon.

This is traditionally when I do the Plant a Seed spread from the Luminous Spirit Tarot app.

Reading before Litha, for the intention FLOURISH

From left to right, and bottom to top, the cards pulled represent:

  1. Your Talents. What parts of yourself will be called upon to make your intentions manifest? What can you give to this situation?
  2. Your Environment. What is the surrounding environment regarding your task? How does it influence your intention?
  3. Your Resources. What is available to you that you can use to help achieve your intention?
  4. What Cannot Change. What things will remain as they are in this cycle? What do you have no power to influence?
  5. What Must Change. In order to attain your intention, what must change?
  6. Outcome. What is the sum of all these influences? How will these come together?

New Moon

The new moon is when the moon is dark. It is a good time to make a new start or a new beginning. It offers a chance to make a change.

This is traditionally when I start a Moon Cycle Tarot, where I lay a spread for each of the following moons:

On the New Moon, the Luminous Spirit Tarot spread is called Channel My Will:

 

From left to right, the cards pulled represent:

  1. Where You Want to Be. What is your ideal outcome? If all obstacles were erased, what is it that you crave?
  2. Where You Are. What forces are at work right now? How far along the path to your desire are you? What events are influencing its culmination?
  3. Where You Have Been. What attitudes, feelings or beliefs in past events have shaped this cycle’s intention? Where does it come from?

Waning Crescent

The Waning Crescent occurs between the Last Quarter and the New Moon. The moon is darkening.

This is when I do the Complete the Cycle single card spread for my moon cycle tarot.

Complete the Cycle draw for the Waning Crescent before Litha

The waning crescent is a good time to do magik that involves banishing, breaking negative patterns, or ending bad habits.

Last Quarter

The Last Quarter occurs after the Waning Gibbous. The moon is getting darker, and from here it approaches the Waning Crescent before the New Moon.

This is when I do the Release and Let Go spread, from the Luminous Spirit Tarot by Labyrinthos Academy, as a part of my Moon Cycle Tarot.

June reading before Litha, for the intention INTUITION

From top to bottom, and left to right, the cards pulled represent:

  1. Acceptance. What must I accept to move forward and progress along my intention?
  2. Guidance. Where and from whom can you find the most support and guidance along your path?
  3. Forgiveness. What grudges have I been holding against myself or others that I must forgive?
  4. Lesson. What lesson must I learn? What else must I learn to manifest my intention?

Waning Gibbous

The Waning Gibbous Moon occurs after the Full Moon. Waning means the moon’s illumination is getting smaller. Gibbous refers to the shape, which is smaller than full, but larger than the quarter moon.

This is when I do the Reflect and Introspect spread, from the Luminous Spirit Tarot by Labyrinthos Academy, as a part of my Moon Cycle Tarot.

May reading after Beltane, for the intention “GROWTH”

From top to bottom, and left to right, the cards pulled represent:

  1. Full Potential. What are the qualities of the best self that you can be? What is your highest potential?
  2. Fears. What are your greatest fears? How do they affect you from reaching your intention?
  3. Hidden Self. What do I hide from the world? What secrets do I have that bring me shame?
  4. Deception. What lies do I tell myself the most? What am I in denial about?
  5. Regret. What actions do I wish I could take back? What haunts me?
  6. Rejected Self. What parts of my identity do I choose to reject? Why can’t I accept them?

Flower Moon (May)

The full moon in May is the Flower Moon, so named because the world is in bloom.

Full moons in May can also be called:

  • Corn Planting Moon
  • Milk Moon
  • Hare Moon

Altar and spellwork on May 29, 2018 for the Full Flower Moon

Full Moon

The full moon is when the moon is bright, and fully illuminated.

The names of the monthly moons are:

  • Wolf Moon (January)
  • Snow Moon (February)
  • Worm Moon (March)
  • Pink Moon (April)
  • Flower Moon (May)
  • Strawberry Moon (June)
  • Buck Moon (July)
  • Sturgeon Moon (August)
  • Corn Moon (September)
  • Hunter’s Moon (October)
  • Beaver Moon (November)
  • Cold Moon (December)

The second full moon in a month is called a Blue Moon.

The time to do a Celebrate Joy spread during a Moon Cycle Tarot.