Tarot Spread for the Waning Moon Based on the 8 of Cups

The Waning Moon Release Tarot Spread + Ritual

8 of Cups Waning Moon Tarot Spread for Release

The Moon is waning and this weekend it will enter Pisces, before the New Moon early on Tuesday morning UK time. The waning moon can be seen in the RWS 8 of Cups (Saturn in Pisces), with a man dressed in red (for following his passion) walking away from eight cups, presumably filled with stagnant, tasteless liquid.

The 8 of Cups is a card of releasing whatever holds you back, whether it be poor circumstances, abusive relationships or your own negative attitude… Whatever you are clinging to, even if it is your own reputation, is palpably creating stagnant, stuck energy… These are times when the 8 of Cups shows up… These are the days of the waning moon, when the wind through the forest whispers release, release, release… ease, ease, ease..

Based on this card, I have create the following release Tarot spread for the Pisces/Aries Dark Moon…

Tarot Spread for the Waning Moon Based on the 8 of Cups

The 8 of Cups Divine Discontent Tarot Spread

1. Main source of discontent
2. Main challenge to overcoming the discontent

3. What to release for physical wellbeing
4. How to do it

5. What to release for emotional wellbeing
6. How to do it

7. What to release for spiritual wellbeing
8. How to do it

9. What to make room for (read with card one for the bigger picture)
10. How to do it

“Restlessness is discontent — and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man — and I will show you a failure.”
― Thomas A. Edison

Simple Release Ritual 

On Saturday night when the Moon is in Pisces, get a black candle out and place the 8 of Cups card below it. Meditate for a while on where your passion is leading you and what it is leading you away from. Write the things you are ready to let go of down on a piece of paper and burn the paper in a fireproof container. A stainless steel pot or the kitchen sing work well, I find – unless you decide you need an A1 size paper for all the stuff you’re ready to walk away from, in which case I suggest you burn it in a fire place or a large cauldron in the middle of a dark forest 😀

What will you release? What are you hoping to make room for? The New Moon in Aries is the first New Moon in the Astrological year which begins with Aries – it is a highly auspicious time for manifesting new and wonderful things… Or it is after we have done our internal ‘spring clean’!

“See if you can catch yourself complaining, in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather. To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.”
― Eckhart Tolle

Love and Blessings,

Lisa Frideborg