|2011 graphic using images from The Artist's Inner Vision Tarot|
I have to admit that I really don't have enough traditions when a new year rolls around. I think we did more when we were kids and we'd toast each other and all get a hug or kiss.
Now I think I'm more likely to just quietly make note of the change, maybe make goals or just reflect on the past year. I don't really have a set plan for each year.
I pulled a single card from Crystal Clear Reflections to guide me in the new year, and I got a card that I actually seem to get a lot on CCR. The Two of Wands reversed. You see...the Two of Wands really is an excellent representation of new year's plans and resolutions. But the fact that it is reversed to me shows stagnancy. I highlighted a part in red below that I especially enjoyed but the whole thing is really very good and a nice pep talk.
I'll keep this in mind as I move forward in 2011...
Love and a Happy New Year,
Two of Wands (R) - Your true challenge is your own boredom - this lack of a new direction or stimuli. Have more patience, don't spoil things by being over anxious - organize and bring order to your personal life. Clarify things in order to prevent any misunderstandings and do not allow anyone or anything to dominate your thinking.
You have lived in this unpleasant, unsatisfying situation long enough - it is time to make a change! You are becoming confined by non-universal, puritanical and moralistic beliefs that inhibit your total personal expression and the liberation of your human potential. You will have the energy you need to move in new directions.
Apply yourself - remain balanced and in harmony with the energy that surrounds you. When you jump into a new experience, leaving behind safe situations and past successes to enter the unknown - you liberate so much emotion and energy that you cannot avoid the wonder and enchantment or the fear that goes with it. Allow yourself to experience this freedom!
There may be difficulty in taking this step, in understanding its implications, in choosing the correct discipline for yourself. There may be many choices competing for your dedication or it may be hard clarifying a choice already made. Some of what beckons you must be regarded with care, much as with the calls of sirens at sea. Pursue your visions with a discerning eye, ever cautious that the discernment does not deteriorate into discrimination.
Questions to Answer: What two ideas are you bringing together in a new and different way? What are you planning to accomplish? What are you competent at? What conflicting desires do you wish to integrate? At what threshold do you stand? What options do you have?