Sunday, January 14, 2018
As we have discussed, 2018 is a 2 year, and so partnership and planning are powerful energies that are happening this year.
A perspective on this you may not have considered is that partnership with our spirit guides is also a powerful component this year.
In the tarot, the Priestess is the #2 card. The pictures here are different artists renderings of the Priestess from some of my favorite decks. Three above are from Tarot of Dreams, Tarot of the Old Path and Victorian Romantic Tarot. Three below are from Intuitive Tarot, Wildwood Tarot and Renaissance Tarot.
When we consider the meanings assigned to the Priestess, we get a vision of how exactly we can develop closer ties to our spirit guides and work with feminine energy this year.
One concept before we go further, and that is that every person contains some masculine and some feminine energies. So for example, when we are being aggressive in business, making a hard sell, driving a hard bargain, viewing others as competitors, rapidly expanding territory, we are using masculine energies.
When we are nurturing, being cooperative, calling on our intuition, gently eliciting support for a goal, being kind, empathic, and fluid in our positions and perspectives, we are using feminine energies.
So you see, a woman can use masculine energy and a man can use feminine energy. At different times, we go back and forth with this.
Tarot as a teaching tool has been with us and evolving since 14th century Italy. One of the fascinating and attractive aspects of it is that so many different artists have drawn the pictures differently, and many more are still making new drawings.
Think of a deck like a coffee table picture book which you can just sit and look at sometimes to find inspiration and enlightenment. As a self teaching tool, you can use it to shift your frame of reference from a device for fortune telling to one for fortune creating.
What are principles, ideas, and concepts that the Priestess can help remind us about? What are some lessons we can get from this image?
For one, the priestess is all about inner guidance. She really uses her intuition to help her make decisions. She is about trusting your feelings in making choices and decisions.
She can signal quieting yourself to becoming more connected with the divine. By doing this, a person can become more self confident.
By focusing on visions, she becomes a seer, like the Oracles of Delphi, who revealed prophecy after inhaling and staring into the mists arising from the earth. How often do we get inspired, creative thoughts when we are simply out in nature, either walking or just sitting a relaxing and opening our minds to take it all in.
The priestess also knows mysteries and secrets. She knows the truths in a clearer way than they way they are often stated in books and scriptures. She intuitively knows how to do or say things that bring about healing.
She is a powerful woman who needs a powerful partner, and having a woman of this quality in your life is likely a soulmate experience.
A priestess also possesses a magnetic sexual appeal as she knows how to combine her sexual energies with spiritual energies. These two together are a very potent mix that elevates a relationship with her to a powerful energetic experience.
As such, these traits symbolize aspects of reconciliation and reunion both with our selves and with others.
That is why some artists draw her as one who is very comfortable interacting with all aspects of nature, including animals, weather, plants, and recognizing the spirit in all living things.
Then some draw her as more of a seer and magical person who resides in a temple and bestows gifts of love, healing, wisdom and insight upon those who come to call on her and ask for her advice.
Some images may be more appealing than others because we all have different tastes in art. And some may also appeal to us more than others because these represent more of what we want in our life.
So consider all the ways that this priestess energy, feminine energy can help us partner with spirit and other people to help us create more of the life we want this year.
If you were to see yourself calling on priestess energy, what would you be doing? If you were shifting your view of situations, events and relationships to a priestess perspective, what would you see differently? If you were using priestess energy to get things done, how would they work differently?
In all of these ways, you begin to use the images in the tarot deck are tools to teach ourselves and learn important life lessons, and in so doing, we act in ways that becoming fortune creating. We are not doing fortune telling. When we use our energies in the divine feminine kind of way, we set about making life better for ourselves and all of the others in our lives.
So if you are a man reading this, how would you treat women differently if you recognized these energies in them?
And if you are a woman reading this, how would you use these energies to treat the men in your life differently?
Priestess energies with be prominent all this year. How can we use them to make this a better year? Partner with the priestess. Partner with spirit guides. Perhaps a priestess is one of your spirit guides.
What will you create in your life now, recognizing, calling on and using all these priestess energies? How can you use them to create a great 2018? What a year it can be!
Monday, January 1, 2018
In numerology, this is a 2 year, which means that there will be a focus on the power of partnerships and actively planning for our next step.
The significance of this is simple yet powerful. I use a simple system of numerology. You may see articles by other people who say that this is an 11 year. I am a fan of Occam's razor. I think that simplest is best, so I keep reducing numbers to single digits and work within a framework of 1 to 9. 10 is a 1. Occam's razor, if you are not familiar with it, is simply a principle that says that if there is more than one explanation for a prediction that the simpler one is better.
When I say partnerships people's minds quickly jump to romantic, and of course that is one of the important connections in all of our lives.
Now open your view to include all the other important partnerships. We have business partners, study partners, workout partners, dance partners, hobby partners, sports partners, travel partners, roommates, neighbors, preferred vendors, regular clients, teachers, mentors, and others, like personal friends who may partner with us in one or more ways.
During 2018, some of our old partners may drop off the radar and new ones will enter the picture, while some will remain the same.
And it is these people who will help us achieve our goals. Whether our goals are big or small, they can be instrumental in helping us get there.
Among friends, partnership does not always mean that they are doing something with us, but that they at least give us moral support and encouragement. Example. You decide to try something new and the skeptical friend goes puts down your idea. The better friend will say good for you! That sounds interesting. And sometimes they say, "How would you like me to do that with you or go with you?"
These relationships can accelerate our progress. If we are consistent with our workout partners or study partners for example, we can start seeing results right now in 2018. The sooner we activate these partnerships, the sooner we bring about positive change in our lives, and we can enjoy the benefits of higher levels of achievement.
In this year of partnership, our theme is all about alignment. Being in alignment with people who share our goals and visions gives us encouragement, which strengthens our motivation. As we associate with people who share our goals we increase the vibrations we are broadcasting out into the universe and that increases our magnetism and helps bring about results by facilitating stronger connections. The synergy of two people working together produces a stronger energy, a third force, that is more powerful than two individuals working separately. That is a meaning of the Lovers card in tarot, where there is usually an angel between the two figures.
So think about how you want to proceed and who can help you.
We can all make progress this year. Change is never ending, and that is why we periodically need to realign with our partners or change partners.
Big changes like divorce, separation, career change, moving to a new home, health challenges, and spiritual evolution, all make new partnerships necessary and these changes can be swift.
As we focus a clear vision of what we want to have happen in our lives, we draw in partners to help bring this into reality.
What are your visions for 2018? Who will help you realize them?