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Card of the Year – 2018
Energy Reading for December 2018
Using The Good Tarot and the Wisdom of the Oracle divination cards
created by Colette Baron-Reid & Jena DellaGrottaglia
Quick refresher on the process in place for this year: After preparing my sacred space, centering myself, calling in my Guides and Angels, I’ve asked for guidance for us all by drawing a single card from The Good Tarot to exemplify this “Master Year” of 2018 (2+0+1+8 = 11, which is a Master Number). As before, I’ve drawn a single card from The Good Tarot followed by four cards from the Wisdom of the Oracle deck to give us a more detailed look at what to expect in December. This has worked really well for 2018, I think. I have something a little different in mind for 2019. Stay tuned!
Card of the Year for 2018 is – – – (insert trumpet fanfare here) – – – 6 of Fire
In The Good Tarot, the Fire suit corresponds with the suit of Wands in traditional tarot, relating to the way we act, the results of our actions and where our intentions can lead us if we act in accordance with them. We’re looking for guidance regarding our passions, ambitions and motivations turned into actions. As we are powerful co-creators, remember, we need to be aware to have our actions in alignment with our deepest intentions for the highest good of all.
This beautiful card, the 6 of Fire, represents stepping into the limelight, being and becoming an enlightened influencer. The affirmation that accompanies this card is, “I generously model my transformation so that others might be inspired. I put my light atop a hill so that it can shine forth, helping others to find their way. I remain aware of shadows and people who have trouble basking in the warm light of higher awareness. I bless them but do not dim my own beacon. It’s a time to renew my trust that I am contributing to the highest good of all in my own unique way.”
And now, our anchor card for December.
The “anchor card” for the month of December is the Ace of Fire from The Good Tarot. How appropriate is it that the final card for 2018 concerns the results of our actions? This month will show us where we have landed as a result of our intentions throughout the year. The affirmation is “When I feel my connection to Spirit, I see unlimited potential for transformation. There is no reason to fear because I am supported fully in imagining something new and daring to make it happen. This is a time to dream big. I can be bold and free because Spirit inspires me to turn my dreams into reality.”
WoW! What a fabulous way to wrap up 2018! Let’s see how we can expand on this theme when we look at the Wisdom of the Oracle cards to tell the whole story.
Observer – “Perspective; objectivity; neutral observation from a distance.” Time once again to take a step back and observe your surroundings from a broader perspective rather than through your own personal lens. You are seeking illumination and by changing your perspective and viewing your circumstances from a distance, you will find the illumination you seek.
By the Book – “Abiding by social rules; conformity; respecting cultural or family customs; universal laws.” The various Divine laws provide a framework for our experience and evolution, so rest assured that we will benefit by following them. Though our customs may vary from culture to culture, basically they’re the same. You’ll have an easier time of it if you learn these laws and conform to them.
Deeper Knowing – “Intuition; listening to the oracle within; empathy; hypersensitivity.” Intuition is the sense that we all have to help us read between the lines and know the whole story, even when we’re told only parts of it. This deep knowing allows you to connect with a Higher Consciousness and navigate your life with more assurance. Follow your intuition, ask for answers and listen.
Yin – “The feminine principle of receptivity; letting someone else make the first move; gathering information and taking in cues; the art of conscious allowing.” This is when you gracefully wait for what is coming to you, ready to accept it when it appears. You’re not resting or taking a “time out” but consciously allowing things to flow to you. By being sensitive to the actions of others and how they can affect you, you will allow your dreams to quickly manifest.
What a fitting ending to a very . . . well, interesting year. So many words come to mind, but none of them completely fit the energy of 2018. Lots of healing has taken place this year and there’s more to come during the month of December. We have the opportunity to review (during this final Mercury retrograde) the changes that we’ve worked our way through and decide where we want to go in the new year. The Ace of Fire is about inspired transformation and connecting with Spirit to consciously co-create what you want to see in your life. How have the events of this year and your responses to them helped you to get to this place? How can you best move ahead into 2019?
Observer tells us that by stepping back a bit and observing what is going on around us, and what has occurred up till now, we’ll be able to see more clearly how we’ve ended up in this spot, exactly where we’re supposed to be. Following the rules and learning how they work to help us get further along our journey, doing things By the Book, has helped make our efforts a little easier and perhaps more effective. We’re maybe further ahead by following the rules than we would have been if we’d decided to “do it our way” and spent so much unnecessary energy “re-inventing the wheel” as it were. Spending more time deepening our relationship with Spirit and listening to our intuition has given us the confidence to develop that Deep Knowing that we’ve come to rely on. This also has made our journey a bit easier. Now we come to the part of our path where we gracefully sit back and observe others around us, noting how their actions can affect us, and use the Yin energy to allow miracles, abundance and the true manifestation of our dreams to flow towards us. This card that represents the Divine Feminine energy more than any other is the perfect one to complete this final month of the year. We’ll have even more opportunities to embrace that Divine Feminine energy and let it work its magic in our life. Maybe we’ve finally learned how to get out of our own way.
We’re on the brink of a new year and I’m so excited to see what it holds for us all! As I mentioned earlier, I have something a little different in mind for sharing the possibilities with you in 2019. Stick around and we’ll all see how it works out. I’m hopeful that this transmission from our Oracle allows you the best advantage in facing what Fate, Mother Earth, the Universe, Spirit and your Higher Self may place in your path during this coming month.
It is my honor to interpret these energy forecasts for you, giving you a notion of what is possible, and I am so grateful to my mentors who have graciously shared their time, talents and patience with me as I travel along my path. Peace and blessings to you all!