Last Quarter Moon 3-Card Tarot Spread

Many of us know that the Moon is more than just a pretty glowing orb in the sky. Even those who are not avid fans of astrology can often feel the effects of a Full Moon and the potency that its energy brings.

Come on, the concept of werewolves didn’t just spring up out of nowhere, both humans and animals have a tendency to act somewhat out of character during the full moon; Whether it’s howling at the night sky or just feeling a bit loopy, the Moonbeams really influences the way we think, feel, and act. Our brain is mostly made up of the subconscious mind and when the moon is in full glowing power, it has a strong ability to draw our subconscious to the surface.

Moon lovers will often tell you that the phases of the Moon bring their own unique energies to us here on earth. The New Moon is a powerful time for setting your intentions for manifestation; the Full Moon is the peak time for those manifestations to come true and also for underlying issues deep within the subconscious to rise to the surface.

What about the last quarter Moon? What significance does this have?

The last quarter Moon is during the waning phase of the Moon after the Full Moon. Its spiritual themes are all about letting go, forgiveness, and moving on. Whatever has hurt you or whatever pain lingers, appealing to the last quarter Moon is a way to help release you from these negative emotions.

What is it in your life you need to reconcile with to move on so you can be freer and happier? Tarot cards are a wonderful divination tool we can use to provide greater insight into issues we may struggle with, including ones we bury deep down. Reading up on your daily Tarot online or having your own Tarot card reading during this last quarter Moon can help you face aspects of yourself that can take courage and fortitude.

So, without further ado, read on to discover a Tarot card spread you can use to bring on the energy of the last quarter Moon in Leo.

Last Quarter Moon 3-Card Tarot Spread

Question: What do I need to let go of in order to move forward?

  • Card 1: The area of my life I need to focus on
  • Card 2: Obstacles that stand in my way
  • Card 3: How can I achieve this?

Below is an example spread so you can gain a better idea of how it works.

Card 1: Knight of Wands

In this instance, I would take the Knight of Wands as a person who has hurt me, most likely a romantic partner. The flightiness of the knight leads me to believe it may be someone who has hurt me because of a lack of commitment, something the fire knight is famous for; this may have been recent or a long time ago, but this person left a scar on me and I may struggle with other relationships or with my self-worth because of this.

Card 2: 6 of Cups

The 6 of Cups is a card of bittersweet memories and the past. In the position of an obstacle, it can mean that I am having trouble letting go of the past. I may wallow in memories of moments shared together and unable to let go because of these memories. I may dream of a return to this time, even if there is nothing to suggest things will go back to the way they were. It is a card that can trap someone in the past if they spend too long dwelling on the memories.

Card 3: The High Priestess

As the card of how I can move past this obstacle, the High Priestess is a card of deep inner work. The High Priestess represents our feminine, intuitive side; she is the card of the subconscious and what lies beneath. In order for me to move past the hurt of the Knight of Wands, it is essential for me to go deep into my psyche and be open and honest with myself. The High Priestess can point towards deep meditative states and facing things that may make us uncomfortable.


Remember to keep an eye on our Instagram to check out a live reading using this Tarot spread to see how it works in action!

The last quarter Moon brings the opportunity each month to let go and release pains and hurts that are holding us back from achieving our true potential. Sometimes, these hurts can run so deep that our conscious mind may forget they are there, which does not benefit us in the long run. The Tarot and its many card meanings can help us bring these issues to the surface so we can deal with them in a way that is most beneficial for us.

Related Article: How to Effectively Formulate Questions for Tarot

About The Author

Iberia Tor

Iberia Tor is a harmonious Libra Sun, Conflicted Scorpio rising, and a Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac.A whirlwind writer with a passion for Tarot cards and Astrology in all forms, she is fascinated by other realms and experiencing both the negative and positive that goes with its inhabitants. Sarah believes the imagination knows no boundaries; it is not just a gift, but a privilege also, one utilized as a tool of exploration to penetrate the very core of our existence.Iberia has authored three novels, and currently writes Astrology Answers’ Daily Money and Chinese Zodiac Horoscopes, as well as articles.
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