So one thing I decided I want to do this year that I haven't done for a long time is more personal tarot readings. I used to write a monthly horoscope column for a local magazine, using tarot cards as my basis for each horoscope. Since I quit that, I haven't touched my rather extensive tarot collection and I'm pretty rusty. But I think it's probably like riding a bike, right?
At the start of every year, I used to do a wheel of the year spread - one card for each month. I'd note down each card's meaning and then consult back every month. I don't see tarot cards as a predictive tool, but more of a meditative guide - a way of focusing your thoughts. The point of consulting the card each month was to give me something to think about for that month, rather than to predict what was going to happen. I've decided to take up this tradition again, using my Tarot of a Moon Garden deck (my first deck).
So without further ado, here's January 2013's card:
I would certainly love to look back at the end of January and feel we achieved our goals money-wise and that I'd made progress with some personal/professional goals. I like that I drew this card for the start of a new year - it seems like there are some good messages to keep in mind.