new moon in aries tarot spread

New Moon in Aries Tarot Spread

new moon in aries tarot spread

Are you the same person you were at the start of the year? No? You’re not alone! After a series of celestial and earthly events that have triggered growth and change, many of us are forging a new identity in the process of aligning ourselves with our calling and full potential. The New Moon in Aries Tarot Spread below can help you fully embrace this new identity.

But many of us also feel like we are floundering a bit. What is it that we need to release in order to move forward? What will these changes bring? Some may even be asking ‘What is the point of it all?’ if you are among those who have been severely tested recently. Just breathe and trust. It’s all for the best and the harsher the trials, the greater the things you are here to do.

Navigation Tools for the Journey

And look, you weren’t dumped here to fend for yourself without any sort of guidance. You were given a spiritual roadmap for your existence: the Tarot. No matter how lost you feel right now, you are in fact navigating one of the 22 Major Arcana lessons… and the full deck can show you just how to get through this.

Get Your Bearings This Aries New Moon

The New Moon in Aries is a chance for us all to get our bearings and finally step into our personal power with a sense of clarity and purpose. The Tarot spread below provides all the guidance you need for the next leg of your journey and you will feel that it is completely yours, independent of what other people may feel you should be doing right now. You will know that nobody wins unless you start doing what you were here to do.

This means leaving your comfort zone, so I’m not promising it won’t be scary but you will feel ready to meet this challenge now… because now is the time! It really is that simple… So light a candle, start shuffling and say a little prayer, such as this one (or use your own words)…

Self-dedication Prayer

Holy Mother-Father God, lead me from darkness to light, from ignorance to truth, from death to immortality. I surrender all in service for the Highest Good and ask you to show me clearly what my specific calling and gifts are so that I may move forward with courage and be a blessing to all who cross my path. Amen/So mote it be

New Moon in Aries Tarot Spread
  1. Growth lesson – the main issue that will promote growth between now and the next New Moon (use a separate, Majors only, deck for this… or separate the Majors out from a full deck)
  2. Main challenge – the tough part of the lesson
  3. Darkness – a shadow trait that is becoming apparent and can now be released permanently. Aries shadow has to do with being selfish in one way or another, so remind yourself of how you accuse others of being selfish if this card is not immediately making sense, as this is how shadow comes out for us
  4.  Light – How you make room for shining your light once you have let go. Aries light is all about courage and being a true warrior for the Light
  5. Ignorance – ‘When I know better, I do better’ Something you have been ignorant about concerning your self/Path of Service and that can now be revealed thanks to the gateway opened by this lunation. (relate this also to card number two)
  6. Truth – The understanding that replaces the ignorance (relate this also to card number one)
  7. Death – What must be permanently deleted from your existence/ego mortification. If a ‘positive’ card shows up here, you may have to dig a bit deeper
  8. Immortality – At the time of the Full Moon, this is what the seed of ego mortification will yield

Awakening to Your True Self/Higher Self

The final two cards are in essence about moving from the persona/little self to the True Self, the unafraid Self, the Self ready to serve others on a Path of Love. This does not usually happen overnight (or even in one lifetime, hence the need for reincarnation) but this lunation is a portal for a massive leap in terms of self-development… so glide, jump, or skip on through!


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  1. stumbled upon this post last night when i was doing a new moon ritual for myself & it was so ON POINT. thanks so much for this. also the spread was exactly what i was looking for for the occasion. both intense/foreboding and affirming/encouraging. thanks! <3 xo

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  2. Merry Meet! I stumbled upon your post when searching on Pinterest New Moon Tarot Spread. I would love some input on this draw: 8th spot I drew The Fool (reversed).

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  3. Thank you for the New Moon Spread, this is what I got:

    1. Temperance – the growth lesson here is to keep centered and balanced
    2. Princess of Wands (page of wands) – the challenge is to keep focused or committed to being the messenger of light and hope, to motivate people
    3. 5 of cups – Darkness, need to stop worrying about the “losses” and focus on the present blessings
    4. 10 of Wands – Light, Focus on one thing at a time as to not become overwhelmed
    5. 9 of Swords – Ignorance, I’ve probably been feeling like a victim or being a martyr
    6. Queen of Swords – Truth, Overcoming adversity and being more self assured, cutting through the BS
    7. 10 of Pentacles – Death, not taking my blessings for granted, focus more on spiritual blessings than material gains
    8. 6 of Swords – Immortality, moving towards a balanced mental state

    Im still learning tarot, so Im wondering if I did ok with the reading… I was a bit confused with the Temperance card, the 10 of Wands and the 6 of Swords…


  4. Well, I did this spread again. I pulled the Moon for card 1, then in sequence:
    2. Queen of wands
    3. King of Swords
    4. The Lovers
    5. Knight of Wands
    6. 10 of Wands
    7. 6 of Swords
    8. The Hanged Man

    How is the King of Swords my shadow? How does the 6 of Swords represent something I must delete from my existence? This spread is more difficult to understand than the incorrect one I did a couple days ago 🙂

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      That could be a sign you were too quick off the mark to use the spread again… or this is simply just not the spread for you. The King of Swords as shadow can be someone who uses unnecessary force behind his words to drive his point home. The lack of empathy can be near total.

  5. Interestingly I missed the part about using majors only for spot 1 but got a major card anyway. It happens to be Strength (11) which is my birth number and also the number my name equates to in numerology. Quite powerful to be sure. I also got a major in the second spot, The Magician and again for card 4, Solutions (14).
    I used the Archangel Power tarot deck (chosen intuitively) for this reading. The card I’m struggling with is the card I got in the death position which is seemingly positive, 7 of Gabriel. I’m thinking I’m supposed to do the opposite of what this card says which is to speak my truth and stand up for myself and have confidence in my own ability.
    Any insight?
    By the way, your site and your work is amazing! Thank you for what you do!


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      Reading ‘positive’ cards in ‘negative’ positions can be tricky if you’re only trained to read DV style. When you train with the Waite Smith, provided you have a good teacher, you learn the full spectrum of meanings for each card. Every card has a shadow and even the darkest card has a positive meaning. In the case of the 7 of Wands (Mars in Leo) the Death position could be about being too ‘trigger happy’… not choosing one’s fights wisely – i.e. being defensive/allowing the ego to pick the fights. I hope this helps, Laura. Thanks for your kind words about my work, btw. Love and Blessings, Lisa

  6. Beautiful spread, Lisa – I got, inthe order of the cards:
    1. Ace of cups
    2.The sun
    3. Death
    4. Knight of wands
    5. The Magician
    6. 2 of pentacles
    7. 7 of swords
    8. The magician

    I am a little confused about the meaning of cards 3 and 6 – I know I need to be more selfish and less co-dependent so I’m not sure how this card relates. Card 6 – someone who read my hand when I was a teenager said I would always be juggling two things – loves, work, etc. Any thoughts you might have 🙂

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      Death as shadow means issues around staying stuck emotionally as it corresponds with Scorpio/Fixed Water. Call on Archangel Azrael for help with this. You are supposed to choose a Major Arcana card for position one and read it together with card 6. I suggest you wait a day or two and try again. Personally, I don’t feel that prediction about always juggling two things was helpful to you, so forget about it. You actually get to choose what you take to heart. Blessings

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