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.