Soulcards 2, Tarot of the Origins
Quickie read, intent: New Moon Prep for all.
First card you interpret, though I will pitch in that New Moons are always conjunct Sun.
Introverted, passive, reactive yin Moon meets expressive, outgoing yang Sun; traditionally seen as feminine and masculine, respectively.
Second card is Sacrifice. A rite of passage which frees spirit from the material prison of the body in order to attain divine insight – a vision quest.
The sacrifice card made me think of the Lakota Sun Dance (traditionally held in the summer on a full moon). It is a rite symbolizing life and rebirth (Pluto, New Moon is conjunct) held around the sacred cottonwood tree (found inside the cross-section is a perfect five pointed star which represents the Great Spirit). The (skin) piercing that takes place is the most sacred part of the sundance ceremony. It represents individual sacrifice for the good of the tribe, honoring Mother Earth and women who give life through childbirth. source