New Moon Tarot Spread for Manifestation

February 1, 2022

Whether the new moon is in Leo, Cancer, or some other sign, this Tarot spread will spark your intention-setting skills and help achieve your dreams.

Most people are familiar with the potent energy of a full moon. But new moons are just as, if not more, opportunistic when manifesting the things we want. We asked Xavier Villanova, spiritualist and Tarot reader for Tarot By Maisy, to answer a few questions about new moons and help us create the best new moon Tarot spread around. 

Moon Cycles: New Moon Meaning

New moons represent the beginning of the lunar cycle—which translates just the same in our real lives. “A new moon is the perfect window of opportunity to ask someone out, start a new business venture, daydream, [and] cast your intentions into the universe,” says Villanova.

So, the question stands: Why do a Tarot reading under a new moon? Well, the Tarot cards are just supposed to act as a guide to understand how best to utilize the new moon’s energy. When asking Tarot questions, you will receive answers that are appearing for your highest good.   

Tarot Cards to Watch For

When reading under a new moon, take special note if these cards show up:

The Fool: This go-getter, risk-taking card is peak new-moon energy!

The Magician: This card is heavily linked to manifestation—as it’s the second card of the Major Arcana!

Aces: “I’d also watch for Aces,” says Villanova—such as the Ace of Cups. They “signal pure energies or fields in which we can focus on.”

The Star: This card is “incredibly powerful for channeling, making a wish, or aligning your intentions with a Higher Power,” explains Villanova.

7-Card New Moon Tarot Spread

This is a great little spread for setting intentions:

  1. Where am I right now?
  2. What seed should I plant today?
  3. Where is the new moon guiding me?
  4. The project I need to focus on
  5. Something to let go of
  6. A new habit to pick up
  7. Advice

New Moon Journal Prompts

After you’ve pulled your Tarot cards, use one of Villanova’s journal prompts to explore intentions further:

How can I find better alignment? I am one with my intentions, which are always true and for the greater good.

What possibilities are there for me? The seed I plant today will bear fruit I’ll collect tomorrow.

What is coming for me? I’m ready to chart my next journey toward deep satisfaction and fulfillment.

What do I need to know? My higher self is open, receptive, and eager to embrace the epiphany that will bring forth growth, abundance, and expansion.


How do you read a Tarot spread?

When learning how to read Tarot cards, navigating a Tarot spread is one of the first things you will try. The best way to read a spread is to register one card at a time, slowly but surely. No need to rush. You’ll make connections along the way! 

What should you do during a new moon?

The new moon is a perfect opportunity to step outside your box and try something new. So, whatever that means for you—whether it’s starting a new diet, branching into a different workout routine, or meeting a new friend—be bold during new moons. They ask you to re-invent who you are and what you stand for!  

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