Here are a couple of tarot / journaling prompts for you … and my own responses to them.
What do I need to know about the coming month of December?
I pulled the Ten of Fire from the Gaian Tarot in answer to this question. I pulled the Ten of Fire from the Gaian Tarot in answer to this question.
I was not too happy to see this card! The Tens in the Gaian Tarot are all mini-Death cards. Something is passing away, and what is to come, is not yet clear. Fire is all about creativity and passion and personal power. So in December, I may experience some kind of a mini-death around those things.
It could be burn-out (yes, I have been working very hard). It could be that I am bringing a particular creative project to completion (which I am; my intention is to finish before the end of December). It could be a lingering illness; the bronchitis I brought back with me from a long plane ride in November. It’s even possible it’s not about me, but about something happening on the national or international stage that affects me.
It’s hard for me to say right now how the Ten of Fire might manifest in my life. But I do need to remember that some seeds need the intensity of fire in order to germinate; and that indigenous peoples commonly set controlled fires to maintain the health of the land. I think I can look at this card as release and letting go — even if it’s painful — in order to make way for the “unknown new” that is to come.
Your turn. What do you need to know about the coming month of December?
What composted wisdom do I carry with me as I await the Return of the Sun?
Choose a question, either early Winter or early Summer, depending on where you live. Pull a tarot or oracle card and let the imagery spark suggest a way to finish the sentence:
The composted wisdom that I carry with me as I await the rebirth of the Sun is …
The full blooming wisdom I carry with me as the longest day of the year approaches is …
I pulled the the Two of Earth from the Gaian Tarot.
The composted wisdom that I carry with me as I await the rebirth of the Sun is the reminder to focus on one thing at a time, instead of priding myself on how well I multi-task. I’ve been making my plans for 2018, and find myself adding things in to my schedule, then going back and cutting them out. Because this is composted wisdom, it is slumbering beneath the surface of my awareness. I’m grateful for this reminder to always look for and find my center in the midst of many demands on my time and attention. And to focus on One. Thing. At. A. Time.
Your turn. What wisdom do you carry into the season?