Although it is a new Moon, a particularly intense one at that, being a partial solar eclipse and also a Super Moon, in turn opposing Pluto, the small, but powerful planet of transformation, unfortunately, Mercury, the planet which rules all matters of communication, as well as the rational mind, is also approaching a retrograde motion. Therefore, this is not the best time to start new things. Better instead to reconnect within and reorient the self. New ideas will come, but don’t initiate them until after Mercury goes direct again on the 19th August, or else you may miss some important details. But as the Moon is about to enter the earthy sign of Virgo, this is a good time for healing and grounding.

I pulled 2 tarot cards from the Morgan Greer deck to clarify. The Ace of Pentacles can represent a new opportunity, something that has the possibility of becoming tangible, lasting and prosperous. But being an earth card, it may take some time to fully materialise and develop, so patience will be needed. With this ace there is often the need to let things develop organically and naturally, following a slow and steady, step-by-step plan.

With The 8 of Cups coming after, there may also be a need to let go of something before we can achieve this success, such as an idea or plan that has failed to bear fruit. Astrologically, The 8 of Cups is ruled by Saturn in Pisces. Pisces is imaginative and creative, but sometimes also a bit of an idealistic dreamer, while Saturn prefers a much more orderly, realistic and structured approach. So there is a need to not only let your mind run wild with possibilities, but to also make sure these ideas are practical enough to work.

Lastly, card 28 from ‘The Torch of Ascension Oracle cards’ – ‘Thep Thai – The Green Giant’,  is a card of grounding and transformation, and is also about connecting to the earth and to nature, particularly the Sun, in order to anchor our intentions and manifest our desires.

These 3 cards serve to remind us that the way to success is to dream big, but to also make sure that these dreams are built on firm foundations.



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