The Homebrew Witch | 18/07/20
I’ve always loved the Moon. I had a pair of secondhand binoculars when I was a child that I used to gaze endlessly at the moon’s face. I’d search for lunar mountains, canyons and the elusive person who lives amongst them. I’d spend hours this way and I never got bored of the magic I felt exploring the moon from my bedroom.
I was never a fan of the new moon. On those few days a month when the moon became shrouded in darkness, I felt disconnected and lost, desperately searching for a sliver of its silvery light to return.
Over the years, I’ve grown to love the new moon. Like many witches, it’s the time where I set my intentions for the month ahead and get ready for what’s to come. Part of my new moon ritual every month involves a tarot reading to help me understand where I need to place my focus. So for this tarot forecast, I decided to do a simple new moon reading for the collective to help everyone focus and set intention for the month ahead.
Where do we need to focus our energies this month? - The Chariot
This month, we’re being asked to focus our energies on achieving a specific goal. The goal may feel difficult and even impossible for some, but through focus and willpower, incredible things can be achieved. If you have any dreams or projects that feel far fetched and unattainable, this may be the month to start focusing on making these things happen.
What challenges may we be faced with this month? - The 6 of Pentacles Reversed
A core challenge this month in achieving these goals may be an uneven distribution of resources. I doubt this is news for anyone reading this, but this is a problem faced by most people in the world. We have plans, we have dreams, we have ideas but what we don’t have is the resources needed to turn them into reality.
How can we overcome these challenges? - The King of Pentacles
The King of Pentacles is the master of effective resource management, holding the power of abundance in the palm of their hand. For some, this card may mean approaching the King of Pentacles in your life for support. For others, this may mean adopting the King’s mindset and behaviours to overcome the scarcity we face. Take it from someone who knows: there can be great power in pretending you belong. Get in the room where it happens and show them what you’re made of.
What guidance must we bear in mind across this cycle? - Justice Reversed
When you see others succeeding with ease because of the circumstances they were born into, you may want to scream because of the blatant injustice in the systems that govern us. You are completely right to and I have done this myself on many occasions. But there is also wisdom in understanding that these systems are broken, corrupt and unjust. It allows you to see the world for what it truly is and, where possible, manipulate it.
What outcomes may we face at the end of this cycle? - Knight of Cups Reversed
There may not be a lot of progress this month in working towards our dreams. That’s okay. A month is nothing but a blink of an eye in the grand scheme of things. Use this month to focus on laying the groundwork for what’s to come later. Through working towards accumulating resources, improving our mindset and seeing things for what they are, action will come more easily later on.
These forecasts are for the collective. They aren’t personal so they may not resonate 100% with you but there will always be a nugget of guidance in there. I’d love to hear what really spoke to you so get in touch with me at @homebrewwitch or www.homebrewwitch.com to let me know.
Have a lovely week and I’ll see you next time.