By Myss Moonbeam
What a world! What a fascinating time we live in! As an astrologer, tarot reader, and all around mystic I find myself called to serve my community in unique ways. When we feel powerless we lean heavy into spirit, it’s one part of human nature that I find particularly beautiful. As part of that I’ll be reading tarot spreads for the collective based on astrological elements. What does that mean?
Glad you asked (or didn’t)!
You may already know that the zodiac is commonly broken into twelve houses. If this is news to you, I can offer a simplified, quick and dirty lesson in the stars. We live on a rough sphere (if that’s up for debate I might not be able to help you at this time!) whose sky can be thought of as a 360 degree view. Each “house” of the zodiac in western sidereal astrology is broken up into 30 minutes. So 12 houses of 30 minutes each leads us to a complete circle. The stars that don’t move, those that are “constant” are used to define the constellation that rules that particular house. Each culture has its own way of breaking up the sky based on the geographical location (different parts of the world have different constellations) but for this column, I’m focused specifically on western astrology, although I’ll dip into a Vedic discussion during future columns. Each of the signs are attributed with a ruling element of fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius), earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn), air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius), and water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces). The signs are also fixed, mutable, or cardinal and we’ll dive into this also in later articles. There are similarities between those signs of the zodiac that fall into the elemental grouping. In other words a Taurus will have more similarities with Capricorn than with Gemini.
So when divining, it’s possible to channel collective messages for astrological groups. The benefit to this method is that it’s speaking to two aspects of your chart. You’re more than just your sun sign! A generic astrological prediction is essentially useless in my book if you’re not also looking at your moon sign, your rising sign, and the aspects of the planets. Each house of the zodiac rules a different part of your life too so general readings mean little.
On the other hand, doing tarot readings allows for whatever you believe in to speak through the cards as a collective. And you don’t have to know anything but your sun sign. Although it’s always helpful to know more.
So how does it work?!
Well if I could give you definitive answers as to how divination worked I’d be a sought-after researcher. I can give you my personal experience, it’s part faith and part metaphysical. I won’t begin to try to define or explain faith but I’ll give the metaphysical aspect a go! Metaphysics is a broad topic, what I’m going to describe is based on the Hermetic principles, of which there are 21. The two principles that will explain how this tarot divination works are related to the concept that all is mind, and that like attracts like.
If there is something in the tarot reading that resonates with you, it’s because the message is already in you, waiting to be activated.
So I’ll be pulling some tarot cards, based on elemental astrological charts, and relating that to some of the star placements (yay! astrology!) and basic zodiac traits. Hopefully what will result is a more accurate reading for your sign, that is more relevant to your current situation.
And if you want a more accurate reading? You can always reach out for a personal private reading but I encourage you to take advantage of my offer to answer questions, for free, here in this space! All you have to do is write in with your question, and I’ll answer them, given time, with a unique tarot reading which will incorporate the star placements at the time of the reading. You’ll get the best of both worlds. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
You’ll get the star placements AND a divinatory tarot reading. Write in here! Look forward to hearing from you 🙂