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New Moon and Full Moon Tarot Spreads For The Beginners

What does Moon mean in tarot reading? Can you read Tarot on full moon or new moon? If you are interested in tarot reading and also movements of Moon, you may be wondering the answer of “Can moon phases affect your tarot reading?” question. In this article, we will talk about New and full moon tarot spreads for the beginners. Then, let’s start!

How the Moon Phases Affect the Tarot Cards?

Living by the moon phases is a powerful practice that prompts us to dedicate space and time to check in with ourselves. While any new habit is a challenge to make into a routine, moon-care for your soul-care is short, sweet and intuitive as it’s based on two concepts: growth and release.

Life can get busy, time flies, and it’s easy to lose sight of our commitments, progress, plans and especially the little things that are important to us. This is why taking time twice a month on a New Moon as she starts to grow, and on a Full Moon as she wanes to clear space for new things, can help us track and recognize how we’re feeling, where we are and what we need to do more, less or differently to manifest a harmonious life.

And what better and quicker way to summarize and store these personal meditations than with the visual language of cartomancy!

This post is a quick-and-dirty guide to Oracle, Lenormand and tarot spread for Full Moon and New Moon that you can use in your soul-care routine. I also made you a free mobile-friendly pdf that you can download at the end of the post, with love.

What is a new moon tarot reading?

Although literature and media romanticize the Full Moon a lot, it’s the New Moon most of us esoteric practitioners are excited about.

As the name suggests, it’s a moon of new projects, new beginnings, or a new cycle. This doesn’t mean you need to have a life-changing fresh start every month.

It merely means you are ready to actively work on improving your self, your life, your environment, or your regular soul-care routine. But, what should you do during a new moon and How do you read a tarot spread on New Moon?

  • Oracle Spread on New Moon

A single affirmation card is a simple way to start harnessing New Moon energies for growth and development.

Repeat it as a mantra and keep it in mind as an internal compass for your journal prompts, thoughts, speech and actions for the next to weeks. You are actively manifesting the message into reality.

Focused Actions

This Tarot spread on New Moon that we ask both how you can maintain or take care of your inner peace and spiritual health, while also developing a physical area of your life. Since waning and waxing moons last about two weeks, not only is it a realistic commitment to upkeep, but also a practical one. A lot can be done in the long term when you work on it two weeks at a time.

Concise and Succinct

Lenormand card spread on New Moon can depict people, places and situations with a direct and to the  point language. As such, if you’re a more impatient cartomancer or would like a more detailed advice, try a Lenormand Matrix next new moon.

What does full moon mean in tarot cards?

With a correct Full Moon tarot spreads, you can find answers to many questions in your life!

New Moon is the culmination and climax of the past two weeks as she grew. Now as the moon wanes, the energy that’s been collected needs to be released. It’s the natural ebb and flow, just as the moon pushes and pulls the tides.

To balance our energies and actions, these Full Moon tarot spreads focus on clearing up space, emptying what’s full and releasing.

Unblocking Energies

Another way to continue contributing to your wellbeing and plans is by removing obstacles and cleaning out stale energies to make space for new energies.

Soon as you release something, the universe rushes to fill that vacuum.


Sometimes we don’t have anything particular to release. In these cases, you might want to work on an old story that needs resolve.

Perhaps a previous trouble is retuning and you want guidance on how to protect yourself from it again. Otherwise, there’s always something we could do less of to give ourselves more love.

Start with a pair of Lenormands cards spread on Full Moon for a simple advice to scrub your soul, as part of your regular soul-care routine.

Note on Designing Moon Tarot Spreads

When improvising your own tarot spreads, remember to focus the questions and flow of cards towards actionable-points.

You don’t just want a confirmation or insight on whatever’s been going on lately. You want guidance as to what you could do about it and how to best utilize the waning and waxing moon for a two-week commitment to self-care.

Even if the topic is something more mental than physical, it’s called a ‘proof of word’ when you solidify your thoughts with actions. Ask the cards how you can do that!

You can read more about creating your own tarot spreads on my blog! For example;

Can You Create Your Own Tarot Spread


This post feature five out of eleven moon tarot spreads in my free mobile-friendly pdf that you can glance on your phone while reading.

The beginner-friendly moon tarot spreads guide also includes more soul-care spreads of the heavier kind, such as:

A Hard Pill to Swallow

Lessons Learned

Not My Challenge

Get all eleven beginner moon tarot spreads for the Full Moon and New Moon by clicking the download link below:


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