I love seeing the new moon this way, as the renewal of God’s presence in the world. God’s renewal inspires us to renew ourselves.
I am a day late, but the moon is still young. Starting out with a blessing of God for the appearance of the moon, I picked a card with the question what can I renew this month, this cycle of the moon. I picked the deck I used from a collection of deck titles, and I pulled the Jane Austen Tarot to work with.
Dear God, I bless you for the new moon,
for the Sjechina, for your dwelling among us.
Dear God, I bless you for the possibility of renewal,
the renewal of you and the renewal of us.
The card that I pulled as an answer to what I can renew this month is Strength. Depicted are Henry Crawford and Fanny from Mansfield Park. Henry represents passionate power (the lion on the RWS version) and Fanny a spiritual, inner power (the lady on the RWS card).
I think the card relates to my conflict in working and being there for my family, because that is a conflict at the moment. The promise -or challenge- of the card is that I will be able to bring some harmony in that conflict, a balance between the two.