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Embracing the New Moon's Energy Through Tarot: Question for Reflection: Am I Suppressing any Feelings or Anxiety?!

Embracing the New Moon's Energy Through Tarot

Question for Reflection: Am I Suppressing any Feelings or Anxiety?

Today, we experience a New Moon in the 2nd decan of Gemini, at 16.18 degrees. For those who follow the intricate dance of Astrology and Tarot, this decan is ruled by the 9 of Swords. (NOT represented above!!)

While the New Moon brings a lot of feel-good energies, the 9 of Swords isn't exactly the bearer of joy. Here's a deeper dive into what this decan symbolizes, Tarot style!

Understanding the 2nd Decan of Gemini

In Tarot, Gemini is represented by The Lovers card. This decan of Gemini, ruled by Mars, brings in the intense energy of The Tower. The interplay between these cards signifies tremendous stress and the aftermath of ignoring deeper issues. Anxiety, regret, insomnia, and headaches are common symptoms tied to this decan’s influence.

The Symbolism

  • The Lovers (Gemini): Represents choices, relationships, and the duality within us.

  • The Tower (Mars): Symbolizes sudden upheaval, destruction, and the breaking down of old structures.

The angel in The Lovers card signifies consequences, while The Tower's collapse represents the stress and turmoil of the 9 of Swords. This can feel like a punishment for past disobedience or neglect of inner truths.

The 9 of Swords

This card is often associated with mental anguish, regret, and the haunting nature of unresolved issues. It’s a reminder that our coping mechanisms—numbing out, rationalizing pain, or ignoring discomfort—aren't long-term solutions. Those with strong egos might pretend the pain isn't real, but it’s essential to acknowledge and address these feelings.

Mercury, ruling Gemini, highlights our mental faculties. The remorse and anxiety tied to the 9 of Swords often stem from actions that hurt others, whether out of selfishness or innocence. The card suggests we're caught between regret and fear, bound to our suffering and leading to sleepless nights.

However, hope lies in embracing all parts of ourselves. The bedcovers in the 9 of Swords card, adorned with roses and astrological glyphs, symbolize the potential for beauty and understanding even in the darkest moments.

Coping Mechanisms and Solutions

  1. 9 of Pentacles: As the opposite element, this card encourages kindness to oneself. Avoid comparisons, care for your body, and remind yourself of your positive contributions.

  2. 6 of Swords: As the balanced partner of the 9 on the Tree of Life, this card suggests taking action towards resolving your troubles. Even small steps can alleviate some of the pressure.

Remember, the 9 of Swords holds enormous power. It’s crucial to respect this power by neither dismissing your fears nor dwelling on them.


When you draw the 9 of Swords, look inward for the roots of your pain. Reflect on a Buddhist teaching: "If you can do something about it, why worry? If you can't do anything about it, why worry?"

Bringing this Decan and Gemini together:

Suppressing feelings and anxiety often leads us to perceive the world in stark opposites, missing the richness and complexity in between. It's akin to only seeing the sunrise and sunset, ignoring the vibrant colors and nuances of the day. When we suppress our emotions, we deny ourselves the opportunity to experience life in its entirety, including its challenges and joys. Embracing the full spectrum of emotions allows us to navigate through life with greater depth and understanding, appreciating the beauty and lessons in every moment, from dawn to dusk.

If you're feeling these energies, please comment and share your experiences. I’ve been floating in the feel-good energies of this New Moon, but tonight, I plan to take some time to see if I'm pushing away any discomfort, as the 9 of Swords suggests we might.

Source for this information was the book 36 Secrets by T. Susan Chang.

Feeling this? Comment below! Let's navigate these energies together.

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