Card of the Year – 2018
Energy Reading for January 2018
Using The Good Tarot and the Wisdom of the Oracle divination cards
created by Colette Baron-Reid & Jena DellaGrottaglia
I’ve been called to do something new for this Year of the Divine Feminine, 2018! 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). I’ve then drawn cards from the Wisdom of the Oracle deck to give us a clue about what to expect in this opening portal month of January.
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.”
As we leave behind us the year of 2017, which was quite the bucket of chaos, confusion and turmoil for so many of us, we are directed to bless all that happened in our lives and move forward with our hearts open and our heads held high. We are being guided to shine our light, not to draw attention to ourselves, necessarily, but so that others will have that light along their own path. We are here on this beautiful blue-green planet at this specific time because we each have much to contribute to the evolution of our brothers and sisters, and the evolution and expansion of our beautiful Mother Earth. We are all connected in ways that science is just beginning to understand and each small step that we take has ripples that reach out to make the journey a little smoother, the path a bit clearer, for those who will follow.
What a wonderful template this provides us on which to build our own individual platform for this year! Now, on to January.
The “anchor card” for the month of January is the Empress, who represents fertility on many levels. The affirmation for this Major Arcana card is “This is a wonderful time to give birth to new ideas and experiences. Nourishment is assured as I step into a new version of myself. My life is rich and ripe with possibility that I can manifest and create. I am a powerful co-creator, and life loves me right now! My world is brimming with potential and infinite possibility that will manifest for the highest good.”
This seems like a welcome mat, of sorts, for 2018! Your new ideas, projects, business and relationship plans are in the right place at the right time. All you have to do is keep showing up and taking a step each day. Your Guides and Angels are right there with you, waiting for you to ask for their help. They’ll step in and do whatever they can to help you navigate the energies available to you this month.
To supplement and support the Empress, we have the following cards:
A Change in the Wind – “a sense that unseen change has been initiated; preparation for a storm; feeling a shift” We’re entering a new year, and you’ve likely felt the shift as the energies have changed with the Winter Solstice and the Full Moon! Even if you haven’t, it doesn’t take much to realize that all the upheaval that occurred during 2017 will take some time to settle. Many of the changes that have been initiated will take time to be completed and fully take effect. There will continue to be some ups and downs, as there will be some folks who stubbornly cling to the old ways. That being said, you will see more and more transition into viewing each other with kindness and compassion, recognizing that we are much more alike than we are different. These changes will continue to bless our communities, both local and global, with long-reaching effects to benefit us all.
Treasure Island – “the Law of Attraction bringing dreams into fruition; the results of positive thinking made manifest; abundance appearing as if from nowhere; financial gains and the sharing of good fortune” Here you’ll have the confirmation that you’ve been on the right path all along, despite what may have occurred up till now. Don’t let yourself be swayed by the media, don’t listen to the warnings from your ego (bless that little gremlin!). Stay in your heart-space, follow your intuition, keep showing up and doing what you’re doing. You’ll see these little miracles blossom before your eyes and in the most un-thought-of places! Remember that Spirit, with your Guides and Angels, has a view of the greater picture and the outcome is for the highest good.
Chaos and Conflict – “disarray; being at cross-purposes with another; the tension of opposites; the value of chaos before order” Here is your challenge for this month, as you watch events unfold around you. As we were told earlier, there will be stubborn folks who will not be willing to let go of the old ways and embrace the new dynamic of global community and compassion. You will witness conflict and tension as the new Divine Feminine concepts of nurturing and caring for others continue to spread. The challenge will be for you to remain neutral and stay in your heart, allowing those around you to come to their own resolution with the issues at hand. It’s all moving in a positive direction.
Fork in the Road – “time to make a decision; considering the consequences as you prepare to act; owning up to your obligations to make a necessary choice” You’ll reach a point this month when you’ll be faced with a decision and it’s critical that you accept the responsibility and make the choice. No one will make the decision for you, especially not your Guides and Angels, so it’s up to you to decide which way you’ll turn, left or right. There’s no wrong choice, as either way will afford you a rich and full experience. The “test”, if you will, is in the choosing.
Welcome to 2018. I hope that you find it a breath of fresh air and a real opportunity to realize your goals and your dreams as never before. I’m looking forward to sharing this journey with you. I have some new projects in the works, with new offerings for you that will be released soon. I hope you’ll contact me with any questions or suggestions, as we’re all in this together. If I can share some new information with you and thus light your path a bit more, I am so grateful for the opportunity!
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!