This reading has been drawn with the intention that it brings awareness and freedom to whomever will read it around the themes of 2016.
Each card beginning with the top centre represents a month of the year and the middle card is the overall theme of the year.
This is a collective reading, drawn for our whole meditating tribe, so lets see what it has to say for our collective consciousness in 2016 ...
overall theme for 2016
The overall theme of the year is in the Pentacles Family which relates to our money, career and businesses. There are four other Pentacle cards within our reading as well as four Sword cards, relating to action and intellect and our constructive and deconstructive tendencies.
It looks like 2016 could be a year for working through and transforming how we relate to business, abundance and material objects.
The Son of Pentacles is loyal, determined and trustworthy but can also become stubborn and focused on faults. This card also reminds us to not become unbalanced in our career endeavors and to remember the people in our lives and nurture our relationships. You don't want to get to the end of 2016 having achieved your career, business or abundance goals and have no one to share them with.
Challenges you in January to begin looking at your concept of wealth. You may feel the excitement and inspiration of all the possibilites of the New Year however if money is flowing to you, ensure it is also flowing out with love and creating prosperity to others. Beware of becoming controlling or possessive about your abundance around fear.
Mish Share: Last year I was contemplating living overseas for an extended period of time and so thoughts of what to do with all my household stuff were flooding in. When I started to think about culling my clothing and jewelry I began to feel fear. What if I wanted to wear that stuff in the future? I began to question why I doubted my ability to manifest new things as they were needed so that I could have freedom to allow old things to go. It was an interested realisation. I believe I can't let go of things because I may never be able to manifest them again. No wonder new things don't flow in. (PS: I'm still on this journey and what I'm opening to learning in 2016)
This card indicates change, and because it is a Pentacles Card it relates to change in business, a new job, financial situation or perhaps a new location. Change is always challenging as we tend to want certainty, to know exactly how things will pan out, however if we can let go of the need for certainty, feel our fear, feel where it is in our body but not react to it and use this sensation as a reminder to become present, look around us, see what gift the present moment holds, what magic there is for us to see or experience right now, then we can let go of needing to know what the future holds and the journey becomes enjoyable, even in times of change.
March is a hopeful card. If we have experienced the challenge of change in February then March is letting you know there will be recovery but to remember to rest and relax, balance the things "you have to do" with the things "you want to do". Remember you get to choose. Ask yourself "Who is making me do this?" Generally the answer is ourselves, and when you realise it is only yourself who is pressuring yourself then you can choose differently. The Six of Swords says to plan a fun trip, be with friends and have some fun.
The Mother of Pentacles is domestic so this card relates to the home, children or family in April. It is warning a potential for getting too wrapped up in situations of the home or the people in your family, perhaps linking your identity too closely to these people or your role within this dynamic. Even if you are living alone, perhaps thoughts around family or the home are arising.
There is a great video I watched the other day about being a mother in the modern world, but even if you're not a mother or a woman for that matter it has a great message around filling ourselves first so that we can be there for others, or more importantly, giving ourselves permission to do so.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
Cups related to our emotions and this card in May indicates that we may feel the urge to cut corners, to access pleasure more quickly and avoid or judge our pain and challenge or to shortcut to our financial goals. It suggests that we step away for a while until we can re-centre, get support to be able to go through the challenges, to stay true to our path, to know that life is about ups and downs, that it doesn't necessarily mean that something is wrong if we go through a down, its just another experience to be had.
This is when I would increase the spiritual practices that support me, primarily if I am resisting challenge I would choose Kundalini Yoga & Meditation as it helps me access my Navel Power, my courage, my will, whilst quieting my mind which tends to judge and resist my experience rather than feel into it.
The Mother of Swords is all seeing and all knowing. In June again there is a tendency to judge or criticize our experience. My message in all of my classes and courses is that there is no "getting to happiness". We have been sold a lie. Life is ups and downs until the day we die. Your life will be sh*t until the day that you die and your life will be awesome until the day you die. That is the balance of life. And how freeing to accept that! Once you realise that life is a series of ups and downs, when you're in a down period you can ride it out with peace and ease knowing it's not forever and maybe even begin to "enjoy" the experience of it, use it as an opportunity to feel into the dichotomy of life, knowing the more you feel into the uncomfortable the more joy you experience from the comfortable. Accepting that life is a series of ups and downs also allows you to not get attached to the up times and subsequently feel fear about losing them. You know that eventually the up times will end too and so you can be present and grateful for them while they last, not afraid of losing them as you know you will. So throughout June practice allowing, practice letting go of judgement to whatever your experiencing, comfortable or uncomfortable. When you can be with any experience you have immense power and freedom. Life can flow and happen and you can experience it in a state of peace and allowing. This is the ultimate journey of life.
Again a card suggesting it is time to let go of attachment and judgment. It seems that May, June, July and even August is a powerful period to really practice surrender. To fully go into whatever the sensation, emotion, thought process and fully feel it. Fully feeling, give up our resistance and judgement is what I believe is true self-love. When you judge an experience as wrong, an emotion as undesireable, a thought process as stupid you are denying a part of yourself in that moment. You are saying that you are wrong. When you can allow all of your experiences, all of your emotions, all of your thoughts and just feel them, you experience transcendence over your experience and as I said before, uncomfortable experiences become opportunities to experience deeper and deeper levels of peace.
In August, as previously mentioned, the challenge will continue. You may have feelings of being trapped or powerless, but continue to keep playing with the idea that this too shall pass, accepting the ups and downs of life and feeling into ALL experiences. Always get the support you need in challenging times, but make sure that the practices you seek out are not about fixing or changing your experience but assisting you to "be with" the experience. Again I suggest Kundalini Yoga & Meditation or Vipassana Meditation. These are both practices that have you feel into all sensations in the body and watch them as they move and change without resistance. You really experience the transcendence that comes through full self acceptance.
In September we will experience our true power. We will have come through the uncomfortable experiences and practiced non-resitance and non-judgment and have a newfound sense of inner stability knowing we can allow all experiences of life. Remembering this year is about our career, business and money, the Daughter of Pentacles also suggests this inner stability will be experienced in this area of our life. So we may have been challenged in our thoughts, emotions and sensations relating to our money, career or businesses for a few months and now we can choose how to act rather than react out of fear or resistance. We become free!
In October its time to recognise the last hidden or secret thoughts, beliefs or behaviours that we may not have fully accepted. Now that you have the skill to be able to allow all thoughts, feelings and sensations, any lingering, deep remnants can come to the surface to be observed, felt and healed.
As so much has been healed and transformed over the last couple of months November will be a time of change. As you have been doing the deep inner work throughout the year, allowing both your darkness and your light to be experienced, your external circumstances will begin to shift and change. Remember not to resist this change. Remember what you learnt in February. Reflect on how differently you approach these changes. Again, be with whatever sensations arise and allow them to pass through. These changes will be experienced by you as a personal breakthrough.
Your inner work is paying off. You are able to hold steady in conflicted times. You have observed all of your inner workings around career, money and business. You are now less reactive to your previously held beliefs, emotions and thoughts. You can now choose how you want to be, what you want to believe, and have peace as all sensations arise and pass through you. Fear, doubt & anguish can exist within you as can ease, excitement and certainty. No matter what you experience around money, business and career, and there will always be up and down times, you can be with it. You don't add any suffering to the suffering. The old stuff has been allowed, felt and healed and so now what?
Now what beliefs are truth? What thoughts are real? Now that you can be with whatever arises and feel, observe and allow, you get to choose what you want to consciously experience. You get to now create all that you desire in your business, career or around money. Now that you've cleared out the old, you can start afresh, anew! A blank canvas is ready ... what do you choose to paint?
If you'd like a more personal Tarot Reading for your 2016 I've discounted readings to $49.00 for an hour in January so feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org to book in either face-to-face or skype-to-skype.
And however your 2016 pans out, mostly I wish for you to be present along the journey, relish in the agony and ecstacy of being human and enjoy the ride!
Peace, love, agony & ecstacy ;-)