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New Moon in Libra Spread

After passing the Autumn Equinox (or Spring, if you live in the South Hemisphere), the New Moon enters in the domains of Libra, the House of Cooperation. This is the realm of agreed relationships, like marriages, contracts or partnerships. The spread I bring you this time lets us analyze a relationship of your choice and the level of cooperation or balance between the two parts.

Choose a relationship of any kind in your life that you wish to know its state; it can be your partner, a familiar, a friend, a workmate…

Then, focus on that person while you shuffle the cards. When you’re ready, deal the cards as you see in the picture.

This spread has been designed for tarot or oracle cards, but you can also use other divination systems, such as futhark runes. As this spread is related to the Air element, I would use a deck with cold colours, even better if it has metallic tones. I’d be glad to know your feedback! If you share your spread on Instagram, please use the hashtag #EOPNewMoonLibra so we all can connect in this event and experience. Thank you in advance to all of you who participate!

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New Moon in Virgo Spread

New Moon enters in Virgo and the Sixth House. This is the House of Duty, Work and Responsibilities. Our aim this period is to analyse and be aware of our relationship with our job, our general health, and our healing skills. Also it’s a good moment to plan and organize our lives, as Virgo is an Earth sign and its energy supports order and stability.

This spread has been designed for tarot or oracle cards, but you can also use other divination systems, such as futhark runes. As this spread is related to the Earth element, I would use a deck with earthy colours or with nature-related art. I’d be glad to know your feedback! If you share your spread on Instagram, please use the hashtag #EOPNewMoonVirgo so we all can connect in this event and experience. Thank you in advance to all of you who participate!

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New Moon in Leo Spread

We have left the emotional Cancer season to enter this New Moon in Leo and the Fifth House, whose keyword is “Creativity”. The innovative energy of Leo will help us to get inspired, so it’s a good moment to work on any artistical project we have in mind.

The Fifth House is also associated to romance, pleasure and the love we give to others. With the spread I’ve created for this time, we’ll analyse our love relationships and how we interact with our partners.

This spread has been designed for tarot or oracle cards, but you can also use other divination systems, such as futhark runes. As this spread is related to the Fire element, I would use a deck with warm colours in its art or any that transmits a loving and passionate feeling. I’d be glad to know your feedback! If you share your spread on Instagram, please use the hashtag #EOPNewMoonLeo so we all can connect in this event and experience. Thank you in advance to all of you who participate!

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My Thoughts on the Major Arcana Correspondences

As most of you know from my posts on Instagram, I’ve been studying the Hermetic Qabbalah. Some months ago I finished with the Sephiroth and now I’m learning the 22 paths.

I’ve discovered that there are several different correspondences between the paths, the hebrew letters, astrological bodies and the major arcana in tarot. Each esoteric tradition has given their own attributions and interpretations between them and it’s interesting to compare their views.

Right here below I share my own table of correspondences, based on my experience and my way of understanding Qabbalah:

Path Hebrew Letter Astrological Correspondence Major Arcana
11th, Chokhmah – Kether Aleph Air 0 – The Fool
12th, Binah – Kether Beth Mercury I – The Magician
13th, Tiphereth – Kether Gimel Moon II – The High Priestess
14th, Binah – Chokhmah Daleth Venus III – The Empress
15th, Tiphereth – Chokhmah Heh Aries IV – The Emperor
16th, Chesed – Chokhmah Vau Taurus V – The Hierophant
17th, Tiphereth – Binah Zain Geminis VI – The Lovers
18th, Gevurah – Binah Cheth Cancer VII – The Chariot
19th, Gevurah – Chesed Teth Leo VIII – Strength
20th, Tiphereth – Chesed Yod Virgo IX – The Hermit
21th, Netzach – Chesed Kaph Jupiter X – The Wheel of Fortune
22th, Tiphereth – Gevurah Lamed Libra XI – Justice
23th, Hod – Gevurah Mem Water XII – The Hanged Man
24th, Netzach – Tiphereth Nun Escorpio XIII – Death
25th, Yesod – Tiphereth Samekh Sagittarius XIV – Temperance
26th, Hod – Tiphereth Ayin Capricorn XV – The Devil
27th, Hod – Netzach Peh Mars XVI – The Tower
28th, Yesod – Netzach Tzaddi Aquarius XVII – The Star
29th, Malkuth – Netzach Qoph Pisces XVIII – The Moon
30th, Yesod – Hod Resh Sun XIX – The Sun
31th, Malkuth – Hod Shin Fire XX – The Judgement
32th, Malkuth – Yesod Tau Saturn XXI – The World

Some details worth to discuss

The Star and The Emperor

The Star traditionally has been atributed to the 15th path besides Aries; and the Emperor has been related to the 28th Path and Aquarius. These correspondences have changed during centuries, and it can be seen in the evolution of the symbols in the tarot decks that appeared through History.

While the Marseilles tarot keeps these atributions, in the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot we see the first difference: the symbology on the Emperor makes clear references to Aries (warm, red colours, ram heads everywhere), and the Star is definately influenced by Aquarius (cold, blue shades, the Woman is a water bearer). In the Golden Dawn tradition, the Emperor corresponds to the 15th Path and the hebrew letter Heh, and the Star is related to the 28th Path and the letter Tzaddi.

Nevertheless, the Thoth tarot makes another change. It keeps being faithful to the Marseilles with the path and hebrew letter attributions (Emperor: 28th path, Tzaddi. Star: 15th Path, Heh) but their astrological correspondences stay the same as in the RWS deck.

I personally commune with the Golden Dawn choices, and therefore with the RWS based tarot decks in this aspect.

Strength and Justice

Another change we see in the development of tarot decks during History is the labelling of the Trumps Strength and Justice. While the Marseilles and the Thoth state the Strength (Lust) card is the Trump XI and Justice is Trump VIII, the RWS declares it should be the other way around.

In Hermetic Qabalah, the path related to Strength is 19 and Justice is asociated with the 22th path, therefore in my opinion the logical attributions would be the ones used in the RWS tarot again.


Conclusions

There’s a great amount of qabalistic symbolism in tarot decks during History, and that is because their authors were interested in this philosophy and saw the tarot as a tool to express its teachings. Having in mind these correspondences is crucial to understand most of the symbols we find in the cards.

Each deck has its own personality and shows the ideas and concepts their authors and artists wanted to emphasize. Personally, I connect more with the RWS tarot deck and the Golden Dawn attributions, but I find very interesting the choices other authors have made in their decks because they enrich the lore of this wonderful magickal paradigm.

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New Moon in Cancer Spread

For this New Moon in Cancer I have made something special. I got inspired by the associations to the Fourth House, whose keyword is “Security”, and I created a spread that can be used with tarot and oracle decks but also with another divinatory system: geomancy. This system is very good for finding the root of an issue and when something germinated, so I felt this was a wonderful time to take advantage of this technique.

The Fourth House depicts home, parents, heritage and ancestry, so I decided the focus would be to analyze our relationship with our ancestors and the heritage we’ll leave to future generations (whether they’re our own children or not).

If you decide to try this spread with geomancy, generate the first four figures (the Mothers) with your method of choice (automatic writing, dice, sticks, etc) and then derivate the rest of the figures as in a Shield Chart. Adding the figures 1-2 and 3-4 you create the 2 Nieces (positions 5 and 6). Then add the Nieces to obtain the Witness figure that is the last figure we need in this spread.

If you use tarot or oracle cards, shuffle the deck, draw seven cards and arrange them in the spread as it’s stated in the picture.

I’d be glad to know your feedback! If you share your spread on Instagram, please use the hashtag #EOPNewMoonCancer so we all can connect in this event and experience. Thank you in advance to all of you who participate!

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My Spiritual Beliefs

This entry will be something special. I’ve been inspired by the tarot – spiritual community from Instagram to do this post, @tarotbyania and @mnomquah are worth to mention here. They are brave people that dare to share their opinions in a moment when the online community seems to be getting shallower, superficial and hungry for popularity. This blog will be very personal because I want to share my view of several spiritual things. Let’s remove all the veils and get spiritually naked!

Do Gods exist? Is there only one or many?

For me the real question should be: is there anything trascendental? Something true and eternal that is beyond space and time? In my case I believe there is something, that imbues Life in all things, that rules over matter, space, time and energy. We can find it in the patterns of Nature, in all physical, chemical, biological phenomena that happen in our Universe. Some relationships we know at least a bit, as gravity, thermodynamics or genetics, and science does well at explaining them. There are a lot of other relationships our human mind won’t understand, but I think they are ruled by this Force too. This Force, Source, Energy, whatever you want to call it, is part of us, the spark that gives us life and makes us enter in the game of the Universe. Some would say I have a pantheistic view for this, but I don’t like labels.

Then comes our human mind and tries to make a concrete concept of what is infinite, eternal and almighty. This way the idea of God or Gods take form. The easiest way to connect with this pure energy is to think it’s an entity itself. For me all gods are different aspects of that original spark of life that makes us function in this Universe. It would be said I am panentheistic for this, but sometimes gets complicated too. I like also to see gods as manifestations of archetypes, another invention of the ever analysing part of the human mind. We have too much “Solve” and very little “Coagula”.

What is a Soul? Is there an Afterlife?

For me a Soul is our idea of the Self, what gives us individuality and makes us unique between the rest of living beings. Nevertheless, I think our Soul is mortal and it can’t trascend our death. When our body dies, the soul dies too, there’s nothing that can keep it alive and conscious anymore. The memory of us lives in those who have known us in life though, but it’ll be censored by their own subjective perspective.

As you can infer from this, I don’t believe in afterlife. Your body will decompose in matter and energy that will be used by other living beings. The cycle of life continues, that’s all. And what about that Spark I told we all have in us? It will return to the Source again, returning to its pure and undifferentiated state, ready to give Life to the next creation.

Is there any karmic law?

I don’t think there’s something that can punish our decisions or way of behaving apart from the rules and laws humans have made. Life is a bunch of well regulated chemical reactions, so the only known “karmic laws” that could affect are the Laws of Thermodynamics, in my opinion.

New Age: What about aliens, astrology, tarot, law of attraction, etc?

I believe aliens exist but we haven’t made contact with them. I believe there could be different dimensions, but we haven’t had the chance to explore them yet. I don’t believe in conspirations, law of attraction, fortune-telling, reptilians, alternative medicine (such as reiki, acupuncture, homeopathy, Bach flowers, ayurveda, etc). I don’t believe in paranormal activity or psychic powers, but I can understand some people can have a more suggestive mind and think they have had experiences that could not have a scientifical explanation. I see astrology and tarot as psychological tools to analyse ourselves and help us develop psychologically and spiritually. They’re not made for predicting the future.


I know my points of view won’t be shared by many. And they may change in the future, as they have made during my life due to the different circumstances I’ve lived. My spiritual practice has evolved too, accordingly to these transformations. In my case I had to isolate myself for some time to find these answers. Isolate from social media, from books, podcasts, any spiritual content. I stopped practicing any kind of magick. I journalled about my feelings and thoughts during that period, and in the end, the answers came.

I hope my beliefs are respected, but I know several people will disagree or even complain about my views. They are free to do so too, but this is my reality, my subjective experience of life, and therefore, unique. Thanks for reading this confession and consequently, taking part of my Existence.

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New Moon in Gemini Spread

Soon in some days, the New Moon will enter in the Third House ruled by Gemini. This House’s keyword is “awareness” and the spread I’ve designed is aimed to work on our communication abilities, mental skills and the concious part of our mind. These aspects are very related to Mercury, the regent planet of Gemini.

This is designed to use tarot or oracle cards to do the reading, but you can also try other divination systems, such as futhark runes. As this spread is related to the Air element and the Intellectual Sphere, I would use a deck with an ethereal feeling, or that has cold colour tones in its art. I’d be glad to know your feedback! If you share your spread on Instagram, please use the hashtag #EOPNewMoonGemini so we all can connect in this event and experience. Thank you in advance to all of you who participate!