There is no light without darkness, so in this time of new beginnings, I've created a Tarot spread based on lunar phases and Vedic Astrology to guide us through. Going clockwise, the eight outer cards represent each lunar phase: New Moon, New Crescent, First Quarter, New Gibbous, Full Moon, Old Gibbous, Last Quarter and Old Crescent.
The remaining cards ― clockwise starting from the left with Bloodroot and ending with the center pull, Foxglove ― unlock our destiny with each card representing the nine planets of Vedic Astrology: The Sun - willpower, Moon - emotions, Mars - energy, Mercury - communication, Jupiter - growth, Venus - love, Saturn - obstacles, Northern Lunar Node - fulfillment and the Southern Lunar Node - strengths.
May you embrace this darkness and be a beacon of light to guide a destiny fulfilled.
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