The Challenge: difficulty deciphering truth from falsehoods or accepting truth that has been revealed after being hidden for a long time, virtue-signaling - not afraid to tout a moral high ground to put others down, pompous arrogance or self-righteousness, impulsiveness, desiring a quick fix to a large problem that proves to be futile/harmful/damaging, becoming headstrong but lacking humility or grace
The Breakthrough/Potential Wisdom: willingness to risk losing or sacrificing something superficial temporarily in favor of long-term benefits, courage to fight or take a stand for something from a space of integrity and alignment, liberation from long-held fears, breaking the silence to speak the truth, directing creative energy toward something meaningful, willingness to consciously override self-doubt, limiting beliefs and fear in order to pursue something that matters, strength in the face of haters or nay-sayers, renewed vitality, high energy
With the 3 of Wands, we become a force to be reckoned with!
It’s knowing what we stand for and why. It’s the connection to our core values and an unwavering, undeniable truth that ignites the flame within us, inspiring us to engage with life in a new way. It’s the kind of will that keeps us going even when the going gets tough. When the pain borders on the unbearable, even when we feel broken or down-trodden, this is the unseen force that compels us to keep up the good fight. Because it means more to us than any temporary set-backs or failure. It’s what connects us to something greater than and beyond our self, but at the same time, through the process of fighting for it and sacrificing much, we learn to honor, respect and value our True Self even more.
Magic Wands, Magic Words
The suit of wands is spiritual, passionate and action-oriented. Wands encompass those things that inspire, encourage and motivate us into action. With that kind of fuel, we direct the energy to create new forms. All other symbols in the Tarot suits are forged in fire - swords, cups, and disks. Fire, associated with the wands, comes first. It creates things. It’s the Spirit within that animates and sparks life.
The U.S. Constitution begins with Freedom of Religion and Free Speech in the first amendment, in that order. Perhaps, the revolutionary leaders of the “New World” knew what they were doing. It’s no coincidence that threats to the first amendment are the subject of much debate in American politics these days, and this may be a particularly hot topic in the media around the time of this New Moon as conflict and disagreements surge.
While Mars, the ruler (The Emperor) of this Aries New Moon is a few steps ahead, moving through the sign of Gemini at the this time, we can be quick-witted and sharp-tongued. Some feathers can definitely get ruffled. The magic happens through the spoken (or written) word with these vibes. But it can still be tricky to tell when someone is speaking truthfully, and from the heart. It requires us to tune into their tone and our underlying emotional transmission that we tend to shove aside, when we like what we hear and desperately want to believe it. Deceptive energy is still at play, as it has been for quite a while, but during the New Moon phase we’ll have easier access to our intuitive guidance and subtle instinctive signals, when we are willing to listen.
Our voice is most powerful when we use it authentically and honestly. (Aries loves it when you call a spade a spade, and get straight to the point!) We can initiate conflict (necessary or unnecessary) with our voices, but within this realm of the 3 of Wands, temporary conflicts could lead to beautiful turnarounds and an infusion of love. It reminds me of the difficult conversations guests on the Dr. Phil show have, when they scream and call each other out. But, by the end of the episode, they’re hugging and bawling their eyes out.
Invoking The Power of Three
Our will, and the voice we give it, is best utilized when we stand firm in our integrity. This is, of course, always the case, but we get a conscious boost of this powerfully creative energy through the number 3 now. You may already know that 2019 is a 3 year, and if you read my e-book you know how important this year is. The Aries New Moon is a pivotal moment in the timeline of this year, as we ignite a flame that will continue to revitalize our lives for a long-time to come.
We integrate our will with Divine will through the three graces, the three virtues, the Holy Trinity - however you prefer to name it.
The three graces of classical mythology have been beautifully brought to life, painted and sculpted, by the most masterful and legendary artists since the Renaissance era and in new ways in every era since then. The three graces are goddess qualities represented as three nude female bodies angled in such a way that every aspect of their manifestation is revealed. Some say they are a depiction of the triple moon goddess, signifying the three stage of feminine development and maturity: maiden, mother, crone. Others say they are expressions of characteristics and divine qualities of Lady Venus; chastity, beauty and love.
The three virtues of Christian theology, are like the recipe to being infused by the grace of God.
When we invoke the 3 virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity; integrate and act from those qualities, we become supernatural. They are the anchors that keep us going, moving forward, fighting for something because we know we are not alone. We are tapped in, tuned in to a Creative Source of power. We establish the meaning. We give it a purpose. And then we let the power of 3 fuel us, guide us and lift us when we falter.
If you’ve ever met someone who is tuned in like this, you know. They are the ones who command respect with their mere presence. They make you want to stand up straighter, and inspire you to be better… all while being gentle, charming, graceful and kind.
With the power of three, like the virtues depicted above, we recognize and honor our human nature and allow the divine to operate through us in an imperfectly perfect way. We are motivated to do better, reach higher, but we also recognize when we need to adjust or let go of attachments and singular, self-serving motivations.
We’ve got some heavy, heavy influences ahead of us. We will need to be anchored in Truth, connected with the Light, and humble in order to move forward. We must be willing to accept those temporary upsets along the journey without forfeiting what truly matters above all else. Plugging into creative source, the beauty of the mystery of Life, will carry us through. But we must release the lies we’ve been told or have been telling ourselves. We must be willing to see what is being revealed now, and move forward, even if that sobering realization is emotionally turbulent. It can feel like a blow to the gut to really see where we have been deceiving ourselves, but it is an absolute must now. That means we’ve gotta be brutally honest with ourselves, and get straight. That’s where the 3 virtues, grace or the holy trinity will flood in and help us weather the storms ahead.
HINT: A good way to tell if you are moving in the right direction is if it is NOT based on fixing the past. It’s NOT a twisted version of something that has been tried. And it is NOT certain. If you have no doubts about your own abilities, then that’s a clear sign a trickster energy is at play, deceiving you. — We are creating the Future. And it is nothing like what we’ve experienced before. Stop fooling yourself, thinking that if only you try it this way it will make all your dreams come true and solve all the issues. This is NEW energy. The temptation will be to incorporate or change the past. Stay aware.
That’s why I selected this particular song for the soundtrack to this New Moon. It’s about being “right”, it’s about doing what’s right. It’s about building our own confidence and fighting for what matters most to us. Ultimately we are becoming stronger, individually, in order to do the work of bringing to life a whole new reality and force against us will be great. Connect with your inner-Champion, your Higher Self — that part of you that knows it will worth it and you can do it.