I enjoyed my brief blogging break through the holidays, and now it’s time to get back in the saddle, so to speak. I wanted to change up my Monday posts and struggled with ways to do that, finally settling on changing the oracle card from the gorgeous little dragons to Angels. I hope you find some inspiration from today’s post! I love this quote from Confucius. It’s so true!
Here is a beautiful meditation to begin the new year.
Some interesting cards to start off the year. The Nine of Cups is about emotional fulfillment, happiness, and contentment. When this card appears in a Tarot reading, you are content in all aspects of your life – relationships, work, lifestyle, well-being, and more. You are basking in the abundance of life and experiencing your emotions with such intensity and pleasure. This is why the Nine of Cups is often called the wish card. It comes as a sign that the planets are aligned, and you have everything you wished for. If you made your wish and are patiently waiting for it to come to fruition, then this card is an excellent omen that it will soon be granted. Well, that’s some good news for starting the year! Remember to count your blessings and express gratitude for what you have. Start or end every day by creating a mental list of the three things for which you are most grateful. Over time, you will intensify your sense of contentment and your ability to attract what you wish for – it is the Law of Attraction. If you are struggling to find the positive side of life, then expressing gratitude will help you see that you have a lot to be glad about.
Oh, but wait! The Five of Pentacles is a card of loss and poverty. You have hit hard times, especially when it comes to your work, career, finances, and material possessions. The Five of Pentacles indicates that you feel isolated and alone. Just like the two people in the card, you feel as if you have been left in the cold. You may wonder, “Why is no-one coming to help me?” It may appear as if no one cares anymore. However, since the windows in the church are lit up, help is nearby; but you are too focused on your problems to notice. You may be waiting for someone to come and help you when really, you need to be proactive and ask for help. At times, the Five of Pentacles highlights a “lack of” mindset. You are sabotaging your ability to create abundance because you only focus on what you lack. The solution for that is to be grateful for all you have, as the Nine of Cups suggests above.
The Two of Swords indicates that you are facing a challenging decision, but you are unclear about which option to take. Both possibilities may seem equally good – or equally bad – and you are stumped about which will lead you to the best outcome. You must be able to weigh up the pros and cons of each choice and then make a conscious judgment. Use both your head (your mind and the intellect) and your heart (your feelings and intuition) to choose the path that is most in alignment with your Higher Self. The woman in this card wears a blindfold, indicating that she cannot see the entirety of her circumstance. You may lack the information you need to make the right decisions. The Two of Swords comes as a reminder that many of life’s decisions are difficult ones and rarely come with clear-cut answers. The invitation is to make your choices with your best intentions, fully aware of the possible consequences. Avoidance will lead to greater conflict and stagnation.
While I would have loved to start the new year off with a more rosy group of cards, this is what I got. There is nothing that will raise your frequency and vibration faster than gratitude. You may not have all you wish for, but being thankful for all you have and focusing on life’s blessings will bring about a big change. It’s been proven over and over again. And when you keep your thoughts and actions positive, hard decisions are easier to make. It’s time to remove the blindfold and see clearly, then move forward with a thankful heart!
The Angel Oracle card deck is one I have worked with for over ten years. I love the positive messages it provides. And what is more appropriate for the beginning of a new year than this one?