I don’t know about you, but I breathed a huge sigh of relief when I realized we are moving into December. 2020 is finally coming to an end. I’m so excited to welcome the energy of a new year. If I had to sum up the last twelve months, I’d choose The Death card, part of the major arcana. It’s been a time of massive transition and movement. We’ve had to let go of everything we once knew to make way for something different. I still find myself holding onto old ideologies that no longer serve me. Part of my system still craves the old ways, even though I know much of the system was broken. There was comfort in the routine.
My favorite thing to do in December is to put together a reading for the year ahead. When I look back at what I pulled for 2020 it’s quite amusing. Mostly major arcana and almost all in reverse. The tarot doesn’t lie! I think this is an extremely helpful exercise.So helpful in fact that I’ve decided to offer it to all of you. Click on the link below to learn more.
In the meantime wishing you all a peaceful, relaxed and joyful holiday season. As the holidays look different this year it’s a perfect time for reflection. Whether it’s with me or by yourself, give yourself the gift of the tarot. It always helps illuminate what I can’t see and most importantly it gives me hope.
Yours in love and service,
P.S. The deck featured here is the Eight Coins Tattoo Tarot by Lana Zeller. Isn’t it gorgeous?
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Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 20) – Ace of Wands
Have you been feeling lost Capricorn? We all have felt the repercussions of a global pandemic, but perhaps no sun sign felt it as significantly as you. The powerful and hard-working goat, you pride yourself on your diligent and pragmatic nature. Work, career and forward momentum have been put on an indefinite hold and it’s driving you a lil nuts. You’d love some clear direction! This month I encourage you to get a case of the “fuck its.” Not in the bad, destructive, let’s burn everything to the ground way. More in the “if you can’t beat em, join em” type of style. The Ace of Wands is the birthplace for creativity and passion. Put down the spreadsheet and pick up the paintbrush. Get messy! Have some fun! You’ve been trying to hold on tightly to the comfort that work provides and at times have fallen into full-blown workaholism…yet you seem to be moving in circles. That is the influence of the divine feminine. She’s whispering in your ear to come out to play. I highly recommend treating yourself to a nice journal if you haven’t done so already. Not only will some artistic endeavors do you some good, but you’ll benefit greatly from morning pages or what I like to call a brain dump.
Aquarius (Jan 21-Feb 19) – Three of Swords
Aquarius, in my opinion, you are the most interesting of all the sun signs. Let’s just keep that between us ok? Ha! I love that you fall under the element of air, yet the water bearer, full of knowledge, is your mascot. You refuse to be contained! Let that credo rule your actions this month. I pulled the Three of Swords for you, the card of heartbreak. While it’s so important for us to feel our feelings, we cannot wallow in them or the depression has the likelihood of soon become all encompassing. You are help to anyone in that state. This month I suggest two things: 1) giving yourself ample time to grieve and cry, completely guilt free and 2) being of service to others. My friend used to call it the “6-1” rule. At first for 7 days a week you feel like shit. Then one out of the seven days you feel ok. And before you know it, slowly, painfully over time the good days start to outweigh the bad. Until that happens I want you to throw yourself into service. What does that mean? Grocery shopping for the elderly, volunteering at a food bank, creating or participating in a local food drive, or anything else that offers comfort and hope to those less fortunate than you. There is much to be grateful for…service helps us reframe our broken heart in that manner.
Pisces (Feb 20-Mar 20) – Page of Pentacles
Like most of us, you’ve been quite paralyzed lately Pisces about which way to turn. You’ve let this slump take over a bit too much. Time to snap out of it and get your groove back! This month I encourage you to get dressed each morning for work, even with no Zoom meeting in sight. Heck, even create a cozy date night at home alone or with your mate and dress to the nines! Another way to stop procrastinating and end the pity party? Create a vision board. Ok, c’mon, I can hear the collective groans. A vision board? “Really?!” you say. “YES.” I reply. Start printing images from the internet and magazines and pasting them on some poster board. Use whatever you have lying around the house. Choose images that make you really, ridiculously happy. Plan out your next vacation once this Covid catastrophe is finished. Start planning out your dream home. Who will you invite into your life in the next year? What career changes or pivots would be sublime? Sometimes when life feels way too overwhelming you simply need to throw on a cute dress and start an art project. I promise it’ll help lift the spirits and offer you some much needed hope.
Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19) – The Hierophant
I’m not gonna lie, Aries. The Hierophant pull for you this month made me giggle. Out of all the signs you seem to have the hardest time with your ego. Are you masterful, powerful and extremely intelligent? Hell yes! Do you sometimes use your superpowers to belittle others or puff yourself up? Um, most definitely. Let’s have your Highest Self run the show this most and put our humble hat on. What do you have to learn? When you do an honest self-appraisal what needs some fine tuning? Where are there some growth opportunities? Completely stumped? It’s time to phone a friend. Call three people who are near and dear and ask them for some help. Tell them to list three things that live in your blind spot that need work. Encourage them to speak freely and do your best not to let it bruise your feelings. You can have them finish the conversation with three things you do really well. Life is all about balance! When I pull The Hierophant it’s simply an indication that there is more to learn. May we all remain forever grateful and teachable.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20) – The Tower
Recently I had a friend who lost her home in Hurricane Zeta. I mean screw you 2020! Jeez. The act of her home literally crumbling down was a real life version of The Tower. I ask that you use the wisdom she gained during this tumultuous time during the month ahead. Her silver lining became truly understanding who shows up and who does not. Who has been there for you in your darkest moments? There has been so much change and much of it pretty painful, but so much illumination in its wake. This month I want you to get extremely clear about the people you allow into your energetic space. Who deserves to be there? Who does not? Break out the notebook and get writing. Perhaps they ALL need to go which is horrifying and heartbreaking. However, once someone shows you who they are they have actually given you a gift. When you tell the universe “No, I’m not putting up with this crap anymore.” you open the space up for some wondrous, magical love. Start writing down your relationship ideals. How does a friend or loved one show up for you? And equally important, how do you show up for them? 2021 offers us a clean state and it’s time to do the pruning you’ve been avoiding.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 21) – Ace of Cups
Sweet, soulful Gemini. Yes, I said it! You often don’t get described as sweet as you are the very first to speak your mind. However, many seem to miss that behind your sometimes rough demeanor is such a thoughtful and kind human being. Quite extraordinary I must say. I’m thrilled I pulled the Ace of Cups for you. To me it signifies love’s true beginnings. While I often conjure up ideals around romantic inclinations, I have a suspicion that this relates solely to self-love. You’ve shown up, done the work and now it’s time to bask in the sweet glow of that emotional reward. You are feeling a sense of contentment you haven’t experienced in ages. Not there yet? Perhaps self-sabotage is at work. I want you to be careful about how you speak to yourself this month. You are the quickest of the signs to be self-deprecating and at what cost? Break out the post-its and it’s time for some serious affirmations. Yup, it’s mirror work time! What does that mean? Well on these little squares you are going to write memos of self-praise. Some examples: I am beautiful. I am worthy. I am enough. I am intelligent. I am kind. I am a perfect child of the Universe. Falls flat or seems a bit cheesy? That is your ego knocking these gifts away from your Highest Self. Post these little notes all over your mirror, the one you use to get ready in the morning. Read a few of them out loud to yourself on the daily. Might feel really strange, but perhaps collect some data on this experiment. What do you feel like today? What do you feel like 30 days from now? Hmmmm….you’ll have to report back.
Cancer (Jun 22-July 23) – The Sun
The path of truth is often difficult yet it’s always so rewarding. The Guides applaud your quest. You’ve let honesty lead the way and through this have faced many challenges. Because you live your life in this manner you’re giving us all such a huge gift: you are bringing more light into the world. Recently you have been tempted to stray off course. Oh how deliciously tempting old patterns can be! They feel like putting on an old favorite coat, however instead of finding money in the pocket you find the coat no longer fits. You’ve outgrown it. There is something better for you out there, I promise. The problem is that it might not have shown up quite yet. We live in a world of instant gratification. Keep holding onto your faith. Your actions have not been noticed and energetically a path ablaze with light awaits you. You’ll start to see things slowly move out of your way, allowing you to embrace what truly is meant for you in this world. This month I suggest you put together a bag of hope. Supplies you’ll need: paper, writing utensils, glitter (optional, but adds to the magic) and a muslin bag. Write your name in the center of the paper. Now put everything you want in the coming year on the paper surrounding you. Have fun with this and get creative. Take your note, fold it up, cover it with glitter (fairy dust) and put it in the bag. Metaphysically throw this bag out into the infinite abundance of the universe. Physically put it in a place where you’ll forget about it. I put mine in my glove compartment and found it the other day…every single thing I wished for came true. Never forget your powers of manifestation. You are divine.
Leo (Jul 24 – Aug 23) – The Chariot
Leo I love December’s pull for you! The Chariot is confident, strong and noble in his quest. Your path has been very uncertain, however some things are starting to gel together this month. Much of it is the universe rewarding you. Why? Because you stood up and did the right thing even when it was scary. We often think courage indicates the absence of fear. Nothing could be further from the truth! Bravery is when you are full of fear, but show up and carry on anyway. It’s never fun, but most of the time you recognize the thoughts in your head are much more dangerous than the perils that face you in this three dimensional reality. I want you to honor yourself this month in a very playful and special way: it’s time to build yourself a trophy. Not joking. Now you could always buy yourself one on Amazon, but perhaps drawing or creating something yourself might have a bit more significance. What medal will be your award? A fun concept, no? Perhaps it’s an award for “Getting Up and Putting on Clothes for Three Days in a Row.’ Maybe it’s the highly honorable ‘Offering my Friends a Shoulder to Cry On’ award. My guess? It’s the ‘Keep the Faith Even When Everything Fell Apart’ award. Don’t forget to put 2020 on there somewhere. It’ll be a keepsake that you look upon fondly in the years to come. Hey if we aren’t laughing, we’re crying!
Virgo (Aug 24-Sep 22) – King of Cups
The wave of emotions this year has been like a dingy in a torrential downpour. We weren’t sure we were going to make it, but somehow, here we are. A creature of habit, you’ve struggled with the cascade of change. This month I want you to embrace the King of Cups. He rules his kingdom with love as his guiding light. Compassion is his credo and he’d rather offer understanding than to be understood. Have you come to what’s felt like war in recent months with a loved one? Sometimes the answer isn’t about giving up, but giving in. In the coming days I want you to practice something that few on this planet have truly mastered: active listening. When someone says something ignorant or incorrect I want you to bite your tongue. Yup, that’s right. You are not going to waste any time correcting them. Instead you are going to actively listen and offer space. That’s it. Easier said than done! This can be extremely frustrating when you KNOW they could benefit from hearing your side of the story…but could they? Why don’t you ask some poignant questions and learn more about this creature of your affection. What makes them tick? Why have they chosen this stance? Is it fear based? Was it something they were taught? When people hold onto ideals that no longer serve them or the greater good it’s often out of loyalty. Think about it. They received their value system from their parents or guardians who raised them and kept them safe. While it wasn’t perfect (it never is) they have a lot of respect for their elders. They’ve decided to ignore the beacon of truth that lives deep within us all. Do not shame them for it. Instead do your best to lift them up and love them unconditionally. For love is all there is and all there ever will be. The rest is just up for debate.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22) – The Star
I absolutely love it when I pull The Star. It’s the tarot’s card of hope. Perhaps you’ve lost faith along the way. Haven’t we all a lil bit this year? It’s hard to stay positive when it seems like one bad news story after the other. Your homework this month: turn off the tv. I said what I said! Turn off the television for a full thirty days. Exceptions include the occasional holiday movie with the fam. Stay away from the news, reality tv and other crap that’s blasted across the screen day and night. They say we are what we eat, well I think we are what we watch. Let’s be mindful about ALL the senses. What will you do instead? I mean c’mon! What won’t you do?! You’ll knit that sweater that’s been gathering dust on the shelf. You’ll reconnect telephonically with old friends. You’ll read fascinating novels and make fun discoveries. You’ll reinvigorate yourself and remind yourself what life is all about. “But Jackie,” you protect. “I need to know what’s going on! It’s the responsible thing to do.” But is it? Or is that what they want you to believe? This country was built on capitalism and consumerism. Nobody knows that better than the news. They gotta keep your attention and the only way to do that is sensationalism. You really want to stay informed these next few weeks? Buy the paper. It’ll get you out of the house to the corner store and you start to discover who’s opinions are worthy of your attention and whose are not.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 22) – Death
Scorpio you are represented by the scorpion, however the Death card always conjures up another desert beast: the snake. Much like a snake sheds its skin, so must you. However this time it needs to be done across all planes: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I find when I start with the physical that other things have a tendency to follow suit. Let’s start with your home. While most like to wait for spring to do their deep cleans, it’s time for a massive purge. I want you to systematically go through each room of your house and get rid of 10 items from each room. Seems like a lot right? I promise it’s not. Donate these items to a local charity, toss them, reuse them or responsibly recycle them. Now let’s move onto electronics. Delete all your old files that are taking space and start to organize yourself. Delete those old pics of your ex…go ahead…I’ll wait. Remove the toxic friends from your electronic contact list. Lastly is it time to make good on old debts? Outstanding bills? Trust me you are not alone. 2020…she been rough. Start systematically calling each and every one of them. Wait until you get a human on the phone and talk to them. What minimum can you pay to make good? They are in this too, remember! Last, but not least I want you to draw yourself an extremely hot bath. As you soak I want you to think of every single thing that you’re willing to let go, especially false beliefs that don’t work anymore. As you open the drain watch the water spiral down and away. Your transformation has just begun.
Sagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 20) – Four of Cups
Sagittarius do you catch yourself on Instagram getting sucked into commercials? Or maybe even on the TV? I didn’t need a magic snow eraser five minutes ago but suddenly I can’t live without it! Don’t buy into the hype. It’s gonna make you miserable. Never before has there been a year where we’ve focused so much on lack. We make silly purchases in a vain attempt to fill our cup. While the short-lived high might feel good, suddenly we’re back online searching for contentment that never comes. The answer? Start looking for fulfillment in ways of the heart and spirit. While intelligent marketing has you believing that happiness can be found in that fuzzy sweater, it’s actually found when you give it away. The more we give the more we gain. I highly recommend finding a charity this month that speaks to your soul. Last month we made a donation to the WWP as many of us healers know the effects of PTSD all too well. What charity is near and dear to your heart? This month every time you find your hand hovering over the ‘add to cart’ button make sure to offer yourself a redirect. Put that exact dollar amount towards the charitable cause of your choosing. I promise it’ll offer you the solace you crave.