Good day, soul friends! Hope your day is magical! We are having a snow day here in Houston and today we have the New Moon in Capricorn, so let's see what the cards have to say!
Today's guidance comes from the Black Moon Astrology Oracle deck by Susan Sheppard.
Which card(s) do you feel drawn to today?
Left - 1, Middle - 2, or Right - 3...
Focus on the image and chose which cards you feel drawn to before scrolling down.
Did you choose your card, yet?
If you were drawn to Card 1:
Saturn Return - Age
Saturn as the Lord of Karma, shatters all illusions.
It takes approximately 29 years for Saturn to orbit the Sun, so the first Saturn return happens around the age of 29. It marks a. Where childish things must be put away. There is no more getting ready to live your life, it is time to live it, and be responsible for your own dreams, goals, and affairs. If you hold on to things with no basis in reality, your suffering will grow and depression me follow. You cannot escape this truth-seeking energy. You must face it.
The second Saturn return occurs around age 60, when you become aware of your own mortality. You may become keenly aware that you may not have enough time left to achieve your goals. Often there is a paring away of what is not essential; but for those who have not acted wisely, this will be a difficult transition.
It will feel as if nothing goes right for you, and you may feel very discouraged. Just as it seems things are progressing, there are obstacles. What this truly is, is Saturn showing you a part of your life that may not have been based upon anything real. It may have outlived its purpose, or perhaps you've missed judged a situation, thinking it better than what it was.
In truth, Saturn returns are all about correction. Saturn correct any area which isn't based on reality. It might be romance, business deals, educational paths, partnerships, or marriage. This card is pointing something out to you now that may not have been genuine in the first place and that should probably be let go. Whatever is shaking in your life won't last, and probably isn't meant to.
This marks a time when things are solidified. You will not be given a "pass" and the matter will not progress so easily as you might want it to. Whatever you accomplish currently will have permanence to it. You will have worked hard and your hard work will pay off, gradually growing more successful over time.
You may feel sense of time running out. If any partnership is now being formed, that lover partner may be older or in better standing than you. Pessimism may figure in, and you may be compelled to give up on something you believe in dearly.
Saturn is a planet with time and measure and can bring on rough passages, but also a harvest. It is time to be brave and face is important passage. There are no quick fixes. Know what you can and cannot do. Let go of your Illusions for they do not serve you. You're down to the brass tacks now - time to see what you were made of.
If you selected Card 2:
Earth Element - Stability
Now is the time to draw upon your strength. Think of yourself as solid and sure as a rooted tree. You are firm. Nothing can knock you out of your spot.
Earth is the element of the signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. These are the signs that keep us entered, but more rapidly, fastened to the ground. Our spirits become stable, our souls deepen under the influence of Earth. The Earth element reminds us that we are engaged in the five senses. Our dreams become manifest and what is real, not what is imagined.
Earth is the element of practicality and wisdom. Earth signs are about what is real, what can be proved in and what a solid in our lives. They have to do with creativity, what can be seen and felt, rather than what is imagined or dreamed. Earth tells us to take our time, there doesn't need to be a rush. We can achieve what we want while going through methodical steps. It all depends upon how determined and measured we are - how strong and self-assured.
It is about finding meaning in the physical world, living free among nature, being animal and also human. The warning here is to not become stubborn. Allow others to be who they are. It is not time for rushing or criticism.
I can indicate that matters are becoming Rock Solid and sure, or it can mean you may have to prove yourself and some tangible way at this time, or very soon.
This is about being practical and landing on your feet. You will want to look out for stubbornness at present, either in yourself or others. This can indicate being fixed in your views and not willing to try something new. And implies you may not feel at this time to change your ways or your course. However action is needed. It is time to stop plotting and to let go of your fears. This is about building blocks, building a home, or building a foundation for your life; in this way, you are finding a master plan and what works.
It is not time to rush things. Patience is needed to get where you want to be in a mad rush could cause your Tower to collapse. Remember, the foundation must be solid. This matter is essential, so you want it to last.
If you chose Card 3:
Saturn - Truth
It may feel bad now but it is going to be resolved.
Saturn is the planet of the reaper, the Lord of Karma, and this rainbow planet represents what is tangible and solid in our lives. The Greeks called Saturn Cronus, and Cronus was the father of Zeus. Cronus devoured his children to prevent losing his throne as king of the gods.
Saturn in astrology is often referred to as the God who ate his own children because the energy of this planet seems to show no mercy. But Saturn is not exactly cruelty; it simply points out what is true and cuts away with his delusional or no longer useful.
Know that you are being challenged. It is time to Make It or Break It. Life may seem harsh and restrictive. You are facing an enemy who may be yourself. Saturn shows us that, at times, it is in our better interest not to have those things we want; and that if we were to have them, they could lead us to our destruction.
This is a period in your life that emphasizes toughness and work. It's all about not giving up and following through. Saturn deals with power and control. You may have to deal with your conventions here.
Feeling your age, no matter what your biological ages, will seem pressing and even worrying. You may ask yourself, "Why have I not accomplish more at this age? Have I wasted my time? Did I allow important Affairs to sleep by me while concentrating on non-essential matters?" Many lessons are being learned and problems conquered, currently or in the near future.
The gift of Saturn is keeping you on your path, hoping you face parts of your life you may dread but you simply must fulfill. They are your contract toward more solid achievements and a better life. Circumstances may be harsh for a while but believe your sacrifices to be worth it. It is a good time to be diligent and not rush anything. Whatever you're asking about it's likely to take considerable time and not come about too quickly.
Thank you for participating in my card drawing for today. I hope that you enjoyed it! Did the card(s) you felt drawn to give you some guidance to think about.
Don't forget to check back next week for another card drawing!