This week we bid farewell to 2018 and say hello to 2019. Many seize the “new year” as the time to re-boot their lifestyle options putting into place healthy diets, fitness routines, short term and long term goals/projects. The energy is bright, positive and persuasive. “This time, this time, it will work, I’ll finally take off those extra ten pounds.” The reversed Magician encourages us to acknowledge that we hold the tools of manifestation at our grasp. Dream big, plan well and make your requests. The universe is listening and hears EVERYTHING! Wishing you a happy new year. Namaste.
What a perfect card to pull for the week ushering in Christmas and the end of 2018. Normally we see this kingly fellow sitting in front of his kingdom holding down his material possessions. He is the picture of stability, his resources under his feet. in his hands and crowning his crown. However upside down he looks a little panicked and the stability and foresight has turned into grabbing and miserliness. When I pulled the card and saw this picture, the first thing I did was go to my favorite charity and give a gift. I hope you’ll do the same. Money is good, stability is important, and shepherding one’s resources is a necessary part of life. BUT as that famous sage Dolly Levi of Thornton Wilder’s classic play, “The Matchmaker” (basis for the well-known musical “Hello Dolly”) says, “Money, pardon the expression, is like manure. It’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around, encouraging young things to grow.” Money, possessions, resources, love–it’s all good to spread around.
At this time we are all reviewing our year, recounting our wins and losses, considering what to let go in order to make way for what we summon in. It’s a lot like going through the closets of our mind and spirit to make room for the new thoughts, inspirations. I decided to pull a card from the beautiful Wild Unknown Tarot deck by Kim Krans in answer to my question, “What do I need to know to help me in the process of letting go?” The Two of Pentacles came into view to shed insight and light on my question. We see a black and white butterfly–always the symbol of metamorphosis– and two pentacles entwined by a colorful infinity sign. This is the card of change and balance, having to do with worldly possessions. However, more to the point, whether our attachments are of the material worldly kind or emotional and spiritual, it is important to realize that life is ever-changing and ups and down come and go. As we change so do others; therefore the most economical way to handle these fluctuations is to keep light on the feet and resist the primal urge of attachment. Are there relationships, patterns of behavior, objects, anything at all, in your life that no longer serve your higher purpose? Take inventory, bless those you decide to shed and bless the incoming.
The Knight of Pentacles has some very good qualities. He is reliable and persevering and doesn’t give up when the going gets tough. Sure he might not be the most exciting fellow but who would you rather have on your team in an episode of “Survivor”…Am I right? This week you may feel like running away from making those last finishing touches on a project at work, or finishing wrapping the gifts for under the tree in your Christmas celebration. Stick with it and call on the energy of this steadfast knight who offers the golden coin of opportunity. He is a workhorse like the gorgeous stallion he sits upon, ready, able and willing to carry you forward.
Are your emotions getting the better of you? Do you feel you are not in control of your actions? This King of Cups Reversed is here to encourage you to use emotional intelligence this week. And you will have plenty of opportunity to do so. Remember, we are in the thick of holiday season and there’s a lot of shtuff going around. Kings are rulers with authority gained from experience. Cups are emotions and relationships. This king has control of his emotions and rules with compassion and heart. However when the heart flow is blocked this king will act very badly and use his great gifts of spirit to manipulate and control the situation negatively. This week step back and resist reactive behavior. Seek to understand why you are feeling your feelings before you act out on them. You will return to balance and ride the waves of emotions with aplomb just like the King of Cups when he is turned right-side up.
It’s raining manna from heaven as we see beautiful stalks of wheat grace the sky portion of this reversed card. The Empress reclines on her luxurious cushions in the midst of verdant forest and farmed landscape. She is the symbol of lush life–everything she touches turns to beautiful growth. Abundance, creativity, love of nature and all things beautiful are hers to offer. The message in this reversal is to nurture yourself this week. Give love and compassionate care to yourself because as you blossom under your self-loving care so will others.
Isn’t she lovely this blonde goddess pouring water? She is the hope we long for, the inspiration that follows the long dark night. Eight stars including one golden magnificent bright light illuminate this peaceful scene of refreshment and solace.
Did you know we are all made of stardust? Therefore we all have the capacity to endure the troubles and find ourselves on the other side with grace and gratitude. This is a perfect place to be as we celebrate the upcoming holidays of light and rebirth with messages of hope and inspiration for all. Namaste.