When I started reading tarot a few years ago, I tended to just read full spreads and for other people.
I almost had an aversion to – or a fear of – reading for myself. I kind of had this idea that my ideas and feelings about the situation I was reading about were going to counteract the advice that the tarot could provide, that my personal biases would get in the way and I’d only read the cards to receive the answers I wanted to hear, not what I needed to hear.
However, in the later part of 2016, I started to come around to the idea of reading for myself. Why the heck shouldn’t I? At minimum, I would be getting practice, and at best I’m receiving helpful advice and an insight into my situation that I may not have seen or realised before.
When Vix at NewAgeHipster posted her ‘January Clarity’ challenge, I took this as a sign that I should a daily draw practice.
On 1 January 2017, I started the challenge, and while we’re only a little over a month into this new journey, it has absolutely changed my life.
I am receiving information and advice that I hadn’t considered before, and a theme has been recurring for me, at least over the month of January, which was that this year I need to take what is useful and leave what is useless. Let go of what no longer serves my life and my goals. Make room for more joy and less bullshit. Being able to work through the card, write the results down, and go back to reflect on the issues that have come up, has clarified for me what is important, the actions that I need to take to be more happy and more successful, and has simply provided a true clarity around how I want my life to look.
Of course, implementation is key, so I am also looking at the various areas of my life and seeing where I can make small-but-significant changes in order to bring about the results I want. Because we all want a life that is magical and inspirational, right?
This journey-so-far has also reassured and empowered me to realise that this my own life; I have the ability to change things, shift things about, make room for more or less as necessary – that I have the power here. I am not a victim of circumstance; I make my circumstances. If something isn’t making me happy, I have the ability to remove that from my life.
In gratitude, attitude and empowerment,