Do you feel that there’s something wrong with your writing habits, but you don’t know what it is? Let’s use some divine inspiration from the universe with tarot. It’s easy (and fun) with a pick a card reading.
All you must do to get started is select one of the piles of cards above that sticks out to you the most. Meditate and concentrate on each one for at least a few seconds. Think about all the trials and tribulations you face as a writer. Are you drawn to one particular set of cards more than another? That’s your intuition speaking and that’s your tarot reading!
Once you’ve selected your cards, scroll down. The readings are divided into Pile 1, Pile 2, and Pile 3. Just remember to select your cards before you scroll down so you’re using your intuition and receiving the message the universe meant for you to hear.
Remember that this is a general reading, so take what resonates and leave what doesn’t. You also have free will — use your fortune strategically to your advantage and make changes to improve your writing habits.
Now let’s see what you need to know and improve on.
You must be feeling a lot of burnout right now. With your tarot card being the King of Swords, Reversed, you’re under the destructive authority of a taskmaster. As a writer, that’s probably you. Are you putting a lot of obligations and expectations on yourself? You need to cut that out.
But I understand why you’re doing it. You want to make your writing succeed. Your two oracle cards have very positive messages, and that’s because you have your eyes on monetary success as a writer. It’s not easy to make a living with your craft, but it’s possible and you want to make that possibility your possibility.
Your oracle card Full Moon in Libra is very much the promise of a “win-win.” You think that the pain you’re experiencing now will be worth it in the end, especially as your New Moon in Taurus card indicates financial prosperity.
Perhaps you’ve started to gain ground as a freelancer or blogger, or maybe you’ve published a book that’s selling well. Any success is intoxicating for writers, and sometimes their ego gets so inflated that they forget the needs of their body or the loved ones in their lives.
The King of Swords, Reversed is an authoritarian and a tyrant. He makes no room for the enjoyment of the craft or a work-life balance. It’s one thing to make a sacrifice now for a return later, but not all investments come without a cost.
My advice to you is to slow down, not stop. You do have a future as a writer, but if you push yourself too far, you’ll break before you bend.
Let’s examine the two oracle cards more closely with their astrological associations. The Full Moon in Libra is the pinnacle of aesthetic and feminine charm. When this happens, it’s a good time to enjoy the pleasures of life. But are you enjoying your writing, or have you made it just another mindless job that any sane person would try to escape?
I don’t think that’s why you got into writing in the first place. There was a part of you that really loved writing. Pulling back on how much work you do will give you more opportunities to explore writing for fun. Try penning a poem or writing something you’ve never tried before. Your only expectation should be the thrill of the experience.
As for New Moon in Taurus, this speaks of the financial beginnings of your writing career. You see such hope for the future, and you want to make the most of that right now. You aren’t wrong for doing this, but Taurus is always a bit stubborn and won’t change things up that aren’t working. And right now? What you’re doing isn’t working.
Make time for rest and your life will be better for it.
You’ve stalled as a writer and it’s hurting you. With your tarot card being Strength, Reversed you have a tendency to avoid what’s hard and there’s a lot about writing that’s hard. Because of this, you aren’t being true to yourself and your higher purpose as a writer.
That means your current path isn’t going to get you where you want. Something must change, even if that hurts to hear because it’s a bit scary.
I think that part of your resistance comes from the messages we see in your oracle cards. The Gibbous Moon suggests you’re very close to achieving what you want as a writer. When something seems to be working, it’s often unwise to change it.
However, the reason you haven’t reached the finish line is that something is holding you back: your unwillingness to alter the small parts of your writing career that aren’t working after all.
And when I say small parts, I really do mean that. Your other oracle card, Full Moon in Virgo means that who you are is enough. What you need isn’t a radical change that transforms you, just adjustments.
But what could those adjustments be?
If you examine the Strength, Reversed card you’ll notice that the woman is calm despite being close to the dangerous maw of a lion. The reason this is the strength card is that she’s in control of herself and the situation – it’s not in control of her.
Are you responding to issues in your writing life with fear instead of composure? Perhaps you’re avoiding writing a new piece that you know would change your career. It could be because there are potential consequences, good or bad, which you aren’t sure you’re ready to face.
Let’s dive into the details of this a bit more with the astrological associations of the oracle cards. The Gibbous Moon is the point in the lunar cycle where the moon is almost full, but not quite. I’m sensing that you’re so close and filled with so much anticipation that you’re afraid of changing necessary things because it might make you take a step back. That leaves room for error.
But don’t be afraid. You’ve already created momentum for yourself. The Full Moon in Virgo, which we should interpret in your spread as the culmination of your writing career, is a time of self-care, but also service to others.
There’s some part of you that’s so caught up in yourself that you aren’t seeing the bigger picture. Because of that, you can’t realize your goals as a writer. It’s one thing to take things step by step, but it’s another to take those steps and then stand at the edge of darkness afraid to go on.
Look up at the path ahead of you and make a decisive plan for how you plan to get over that last hurdle. Which is a particularly Virgo thing to do, by the way.
Your writing habits have been greatly affected by your life situation. Your tarot card, the Ten of Pentacles, speaks about inheritance and domestic bliss. Whether or not this is true for you, your current focus is on areas of domestic concern.
That means you aren’t giving the appropriate amount of attention to your writing. While it’s true that your loved ones should always be your priority, part of caring for your family (and yourself) is making sure you progress in your career and follow your dreams.
But for you, your home life is holding you back. We see this confirmed in one of your oracle cards, the South Node, which encourages you not to fall into that temptation.
In astrology, the South Node is a mathematical point in the Moon’s orbit, and it represents the life situation you were born into and must also break away from. If you don’t do this, you won’t grow.
This is important for you to realize because the Ten of Pentacles doesn’t just speak about your inheritance, but the inheritance you give to your loved ones when you’re gone. You need to make your life, and your writing, something that they would be proud of. Your writing is your legacy.
However, I suspect you don’t want to focus on writing because of the great risks that come with this career. Your other oracle card, the New Moon Eclipse, promises a powerful change.
Anyone who cares deeply for their loved ones or has responsibilities to their family understands how frustrating it is to be a writer – your dream is a threat to your home life because of how difficult it is to achieve. One mistake and you could be financially ruined.
Chances are, you were told not to pursue your writing as a career. Perhaps that will always be the wise decision in your circumstance, or you should not listen to them and go bravely on.
Regardless, that doesn’t mean you can’t take a safe and measured approach in your writing habits to make your dreams come true. It might take longer, but if you make the sacrifice in other areas, say not watching an extra television episode each day, you can put the time in that will pay you back later.
A New Moon in history was always a scary experience. There wasn’t as much light, and that meant older civilizations were shrouded in darkness. However, it was expected because it was a normal moment in the lunar cycle. A New Moon Eclipse, however, only happens once every 2.5 years and requires more astronomical knowledge to predict.
You may not feel supported in your writing career, so this discourages you. That means you need to create a space and a time where you can write uninterrupted and in a good mood. Otherwise, you’ll give in to the fear and anxiety over a writing career and stop writing at all.