Full Moon: Enjoy the Slow Burn

Decks used: Food Fortunes (Josh Lafayette, Chronicle Books) and The Alchemist's Oracle (Inner Hue)

Decks used: Food Fortunes (Josh Lafayette, Chronicle Books) and The Alchemist's Oracle (Inner Hue)

The New Moon comes on a Friday in this side of the globe… and while it can be tempting to rush into the weekend by getting all the work done so you can have an early start, the cards today encourage you to stop, pause, and slow down.

While I love my coffee, I also appreciate the delicate intricacies that come with making a cup of tea. The Food Fortunes' "The Steeped One" represents of how we need to stop rushing things. There is precious ritual involved in concocting your perfect tea—there are entire ceremonies revolving around this beverage that mark some of life's biggest milestones. Is there something in your life that is asking you to pay more attention? To practice more patience? To enjoy the process and the details?

This card, paired with Transition, shows us that change is natural and inevitable. It doesn't need to be rushed. We're constantly in a hurry to get results, to finish the story, to see what happens next. Tea + Transition reminds us that there is beauty, intimacy, and a precious quietness to letting things unfold just as nature intended. It's interesting that this week's New Moon continues a theme from the last Full Moon we have—that of change. First step, give yourself permission to evolve and grow. Second step, tap into the part of you that is patient enough to wait for it all to unfold.

Take some time to pause in the middle of your Friday to give yourself a mental tea break. Give yourself a period of silence to appreciate the process.