I asked the question: How do I best magnify the energy of the New Moon and Solar Eclipse.
I used a Five Card Spread.
The high priestess represents wisdom, serenity, knowledge and understanding. This card means the person has the ability to learn and teach. Any secrets that need to be learned will be revealed soon. Hidden influences can be at work here. If this appears in a reading for a man it represents the perfect woman all men want. If in a woman’s reading, she can find those values – in herself or a friend. The high priestess represents wisdom, serenity, knowledge and understanding. This cards means the person has the ability to learn and teach. Any secrets that need to be learned will be revealed soon. Hidden influences can be at work here. If this appears in a reading for a man it represents the perfect woman all men want. If in a woman’s reading, she can find those values – in herself or a friend.
She also reminds us to trust our intuition, and for a male especially, he must learn of his ‘anima’ or female side, or he will fail to grow. For a woman, it means to trust herself and not to fall for the delusions perpetrated by the world on females that would bend their natures to imitate those of males in the society.
The High Priestess represents a link to the subconscious mind, which cannot be accessed through the everyday world, but only through dreams and symbols. When this card shows up in a reading, pay attention to your dreams and intuition. When she appears, look for areas of your life that are out of balance. Knowledge of how to fix it will not come through logic or intellect, but through your intuition. Listen to the small voice inside. Put aside a time when you can meditate and listen to your own inner voice.
The High Priestess is associated with Moon, and the rune Wyrd. Two is the number of Growth. Meditation Factors – When you need inner guidance; When you need to strengthen your psychic abilities.
She is the Keeper/Guardian of intuitive wisdom and magick. Whereas the Magician is a manipulator of matter and spirit using the formula ‘as above, so below’, she is the magician whose formula is ‘as inside, so outside’.
Wisdom and feminine compassion may provide insight to problems. Hidden influences within yourself may provide you with the answers that you seek. Want to follow through with a course of action and/or to utilise an idea, skill or philosophy. Once you make a decision or decide upon a goal, make a commitment to it and let nothing divert you from it or keep you from attaining it. Recognise the patterns that have sabotaged you in the past and cut them off.
This card is telling you to pay attention to your dreams and intuitions; a facet of you is trying to make itself known. When this card appears in a spread, it indicates that your life is changing. Things that once seemed so certain can no longer be taken for granted. Some puzzling mysteries become more clear, but all is not yet revealed at this point. On the bonus side, you will find that your intuitive powers are increasing and you may be inspired to be creative; this is a particularly good card for poets and writers. Depending on the surrounding cards, the High Priestess can mean that a noble and gentle influence will enter your life in the form of a woman, either as a friend or a lover.
Spiritually you are about to attain a new level of enlightenment. You may have realised the power of your intuition and have begun to study psychic matters. This card can indicate a particular attraction to the occult, a thirst for secret knowledge. At this point, you must pay attention to the lesson of the swan. She is a guide to the Otherworld consciousness, parting the swan-veil mist to allow access. Swan is telling you that knowledge will not come a this time through action or intellectual endeavour, but by listening to the inner voice of the spirit, which may be missed in the hurly-burly of chatter and business. Put aside times of silence when you can become aware and listen.
Personal Interpretation: Well, it is surely a time where I have been in deep introspection and have once again opened my channels to the world of the spiritual. It indicates that my life is changing, and I believe with all my heart that a new path is right around the corner. So, yeah for this card!
Second Card: Past influences still having effect
Resumed meaning: Combination. Co-operation. Co-ordination. Innovation through combination. Diplomacy. Successful Negotiations. Maturity in dealing with certain matters. A placid, balanced temperament and good outlook. Meaning literally, temperance in the sense of harmony and balance. good management. An ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
In depth analisis: What you are experiencing is a clash between the old and the new. A chemical reaction in mind, body, and affairs caused by a reaction to a new action. There is nothing to fear, it’s part of the process and without it change could not occur.
You will see a need for re-evaluation. You may be re-evaluating the situation. Be aware it may be you who are the subject of the forthcoming re-evaluation. Avoid ‘crying over spilt milk’ or saying, ‘I told you so’.
This card represents adaptation, coordination, and tempering influences. You are able to work in harmony with others. You show good management and balance in your outlook on life. What you have imagined will come to pass.
Temperance indicates that, deep down, you already know what you need to do. Your inner voice is guiding you gently to the right outcome and you are patiently listening and following. You have a very balanced perspective on the situation at this time and you are in a very good position to make the right choice for you. You have weighed up the different issues from a holistic point of view, and know now what you need to do.
Patience. You need to be patient so that you can act with timing and precision. Test yourself: do you feel anxious or in harmony with practical considerations and natural laws? Learn how to mix, blend, stir and wait.
Personal Interpretation: This is absolutely a time of old and new… I am indeed having to balance my current job with my dreams of moving onward. I will indeed exercise patience and know that the Universe has a perfect timing for me and my move and my future career.
Third Card: Future
Resumed meaning: Contentment and happiness on attaining success. Good Health. Material happiness. Mental, physical and spiritual vitality. New inventors or inventions. Academic and particularly scientific success. Reward. Acclaim. Approval. Children. Abundance of energy. Achievement. Joy and happiness
In depth analisis: Radiance. You need to share your highest qualities and achievements. Radiate who you are and what you are doing always. Shine love on those you care about. Be a strong, paternal figure. Support all efforts to grow.
This is a card of attainment and liberation. A good marriage is also indicated. Achievements will be made in the arts, science, or agriculture. You take pleasure in the simple life.
You have triumphed over the events and lessons of the past and are moulding a new persona which is not yet strong enough to hold its own. The space you are in now can be likened to a womb which is actually protective and nurturing, and when this embryonic stage or metamorphosis is complete you will be strong enough to face the world again.
The Sun gives you strength and tells you that no matter where you go or what you do, your positive and radiant energy will follow you and will bring you happiness and joy. People are drawn to you because you can always see the bright side and you bring such warmth into other people’s lives. This beautiful energy is what will get you through the tough times and will help you succeed.
You will make sure all intentions, both romantic and otherwise, are perfectly clear. Plans and directions, as well as messages of love, romance and appreciation will be exchanged. Communication will be kept flowing.
Confidence. Life is good, the sun is shining and you’re on your way. It is that feeling of getting up on Saturday morning, the whole weekend ahead of you, you open the curtains and the sun shines on your face. Having struggled through the shadow sides you now know yourself and know where you’re heading. And the sun illuminates your path. This card tells you that you have reached a new level.
The Sun is an energetic card, a simple card as well: no elaborate scheming, plain and simple is the best option. When the Sun turns up in a reading, it indicates a boost forward and the fact you can trust that work can and will be done, with relative little effort.
If you have been having a difficult time, the Sun brings you the message you have been waiting for – that things are going to get better… a lot better! You know that the rain clouds will soon give way to the rays of the sun and you will feel warmed to the soul once again.
Fourth Picked Card: The reason behind the question
Resumed meaning: A greedy and grasping person, sometimes self satisfied and smug. Depending upon the surrounding cards may indicate that finances have reached a break even point or even a standstill.
In depth analisis: The Knight of Pentacles reversed is about feeling stuck in a routine and a repetitive pattern of behaviour. A relationship, job, family situation, etc. may become overly mundane and boring. To free yourself from this repetition, aim to do things a little differently each time and bring some spontaneity into your life.
Fifth Picked Card: The potential within the situation
Resumed meaning: Solvency in material affairs, clearance of debts and use of good fortune to the benefit of others. Repayment of favours. Charity, patronage, sympathy and a kind heart.
In depth analisis: The six of pentacles means balance and giving with regard to money and security. The giving of gifts and possessions. If describing a person it is someone who is generous and gives to charity.
Prosperity. Success. Physical attainment/accomplishment. Charitable attitude, sensitivity to others needs, sharing resources. Generosity. Money put to good use. Help from someone. Sharing, generosity and charity. Domination/submission, hierarchy. A force that holds together or reconciles the opposites in life. Although nothing is reconciled, but the situation maintains the balance and keeps it going). The scales are balanced, so he gives what he feels he will not miss. A person who relates easily to others, yet always holds back his or her deepest feelings. Giving people what they are able to receive. Putting yourself in a position to receive what you are able to receive. The concept of life providing what you need, as long as you are able to receive it. A person who dominates another, who gives, but also from a basis of superiority. There is an element of balance though, since the people involved are well matched.
The six of pentacles is the money in-money out card. It is often giving someone a loan, or a gift of money, you get some you give it away and it comes back to you. it can also be an act of charity, money is not stagnant with the card, it is moving. But be careful not to deplete your resources here. This can also be giving of yourself, a volunteer position or something like that. Also you could be on the receiving end of a gift like this with this card.
The six of pentacles will provide generosity and kindness to your situation resulting in gain for you. Another person will contribute to your efforts resulting in your success. Material gain may be indicated. Want what’s rightfully or legally yours to be given back or to be reinstated in your profession or status. There ARE answers available and the key to solving problems is to stop thinking about them. This card follows appropriately upon the difficulties expressed in the Five of Pentacles. In the six, you as the questioner may be represented either by the rich merchant or by the beggars at his feet. In any case, there is a sense of peace and happiness about this card because it indicates the ending of the tribulation expressed by the five. The merchant represents not only the attainment of prosperity and financial stability, but also the experience of psychological peace in your relationship to money.