I spent Dec 31st evening at a party at a fancy restaurant in downtown Toronto. It was an interesting very mixed age crowd. I read tarot for people from 16- 62 years old. That is not something you see often. It was a pretty low-key New Years energy as I thought it would be under that Void of course Moon. There wasn’t that much traffic either.
What I love so much about my work is that I get to meet so many different people and get to hear so many very intimate details about their lives. Some people have many difficulties to deal with; cancer or infertility, others have deep losses they are grappling with, of parents or spouses. Some are spiritual seekers cleverly disguised as “ordinary people”. Most commonly people feel dissatisfied about their lives and don’t know how to trust their instincts to be able to make changes. But as different as their lives and struggles are, we all have the same things in common. I am just so touched that people open up so easily though the medium of the tarot. I feel most humbly honored and touched to be able to advise them, even at a party, which to many seems like “entertainment.” I can sense the shock when they know I have honed into a very deep shadow part of themselves. I also like to give people hope, inspiration and optimism. I do this if I see it in the cards and if I can help them navigate a new more positive direction in their lives.
JANUARY is not just the root word of the Roman God JANUS, the two-faced God. Janus presided over the beginning and ending of conflict, hence war and peace. The doors of his temple were open in time of war, and closed to mark the peace. As a god of transitions, he had functions pertaining to birth and to journeys and exchange. Janus was invoked during the year for every new ceremony.
I came home and thanked and swept the old 2015 energies out the door and welcomed in 2016’s new energies. I smudged my house clearing the energies and invoking new ones. I started off the year with a bit of champagne, I am not much of a drinker. I toasted with my family. We ate this amazing Caramel salted chocolate cake which we had because it was my husband’s birthday New Years eve. I also had a great chat on FB with my cousin Carol who lives in Palenque Mexico.
INSPIRATIONAL CARD OF THE NEW YEAR
ACE of PENTACLES by Tara Greene
My first Tarot card on day 1 of 2016. For a New Year’s day divination I pulled the Ace of Pentacles from the Tarot of Metamorphosis. How perfect is that? I couldn’t upload the picture because my phone is acting screwy. I couldn’t find it in an online search. So I decided that I needed to create my own based on a similar image. Necessity is the mother of all creation. Voila. I like it, Computers are so great. I will keep this up. I am so inspired.
The Ace of Disks or Pentacle is the root and pure potential of all physical things. The acorn, the seed, egg, foetus, spec, mote, glint, spark, big bang. How perfect as an image of a New Year?
All is pure potential awaiting your intention, creativity and nurturing. This is true of every moment.
have a happy New Year.
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P.S. We are in the MERCURY RETROGRADE SHADOW. Mercury turns Retrograde on Jan 5 -25th