Daily Reading: December 31, 2020

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Today is the thirty-first day of the twelfth month and the final day of the year. Thirty-one is a number of manifesting new opportunities and tells us that new beginnings are at hand. Today marks a significant point of closure in a landmark year. The doubled twos in the year 2020 add up to four, which is a number of stability and solid foundations. This indicates that the changes that have come about this year have been to create stronger foundations on many levels. As we have had more time to go within, we have healed on deeper levels and gained a greater understanding of ourselves and our goals, dreams, and desires. In order to build the strong foundations, first the old, weak structures that were not serving us had to go so that we could rebuild a strong framework on solid footing. The changes we have experienced have transformed us and continue to do so. We have gained insight on what wasn’t working for us and are now ready to move ahead stronger than ever before, although the inner work still continues. 2020 also indicates 20/20 vision, and it is a year that has brought us greater clarity on many levels. It has caused us to look at things we needed to look at, unveiled what was hidden, and brought to our attention what we needed to see and become aware of. This year has brought greater awareness on many levels, and has shaken loose what needed to be released from our lives, both as individuals and as a collective. 

The changes we have experienced in 2020 have prepared us to enter 2021, which is a 5 year. Five is a number of change, choices, expansion, and growth. 2021 promises to bring about changes and shifts that create improvements in our lives. 2020 has created a foundation of support from which we can now move forward and in many ways, it has been a catalyst for better things to come. Because 2021 is also about choice, we are guided to tune into our intuition to feel whether or not choices are right for us and to seek our inner guidance when choosing anything in our lives, as one decision, no matter how seemingly small or inconsequential, can have a powerful impact on our lives. We are asked to remember that we are the masters of our domain, rulers of our own kingdom, in the sense that each one of us is the master of ourselves. When we claim our own sovereignty, it can look like reclaiming our choices and decisions, reclaiming our power by taking back the choices that are ours and taking ownership of our decisions. Sometimes it can mean drawing on the well of inner strength that we each have within us and standing tall and strong, standing up for ourselves, and speaking our truth with authenticity. It can mean making our voices heard and speaking up for ourselves or for what we know is right. It can also mean aligning with our highest path and purpose, our life purpose and soul mission for this lifetime. We are asked to remember that we can always call on our allies in spirit for their assistance when needed. Today, we are guided to tune into our higher guidance via meditation or sitting in quiet contemplation, as there may be important messages awaiting us.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us eleven, a gateway number. We are passing through from one phase into the next, as one cycle closes and another one begins. We are guided to take time for ourselves, to practice self-care, and to bring beauty and happiness into our lives, minds, and hearts. Decorating your space with flowers or in any way that uplifts you can bring about a positive shift in the energy around you and within you. As eleven also reduces to two, it indicates partnerships, cooperation, duality and oneness, harmony, balance, and co-creation. We may be guided to make certain important decisions and changes in our lifestyle, habits, and relationships so that we take ownership of our well-being and emotional health. As we stand on the brink of a brand new cycle, we are guided to remember that we create our own reality. Today is the perfect day to make a list of goals and desires that you want the universe to deliver into your life in the days, weeks, and months ahead. Getting clear now on the changes you want to make and the shifts you want to see in your life will benefit you. Giving these to the universe through the spoken or written word will establish the path for the year ahead, or for any time frame you designate. 

Mantra: I trust that I am supported in making the choices that are for my highest good. My connection to my intuition and higher guidance is always strengthening.

Daily Reading: December 30, 2020

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Today is the thirtieth day of the twelfth month. Three appears twice in the first two placements of today’s date, in the two and one of the month and in today’s date with a zero, which indicates zero-point manifestation, creating from the heart and the Source within, supported by the amplification of the doubled number three. Three is a number of expansion and manifestation, and thirty-three is closely aligned with the Ascended Masters (Jesus, Buddha, Quan Yin, Sanat Kumara, and Commander Ashtar, to name a few). This is a powerful day in which we can harness the full moon energies to clear, heal, release, and reset emotionally and spiritually. We are guided to call on our team of light, our team in spirit, to assist us in our transformation. We are in the midst of a great transition as we head further into the Great Awakening and an increase in light, both within us as we clear and heal so we can hold more illumination in our light bodies and on the planet as a whole, which is increasing in light as the old, heavier energies continue to clear and release from this reality. 

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us ten, a number of finality, closure, and completion. We have reached the end of a cycle and indeed are poised at the very brink of the current year, preparing to enter the new one. Now the energies are strongly supporting emotional closure and healing as we work toward our inner transformation. We are supported by a loving universe of infinite wisdom and intelligence and are guided to call on its support any time we need it. We are infinitely loved, supported, and protected. This is a time in which many are awakening to their innate soul gifts and abilities. As we do so, we are guided to look toward the light and welcome it into our hearts in increasing levels. As we are each of the light and are Sourced from it, we hold it deeply within us. As we bring in more light to fill our being, it strengthens us and connects us more strongly to the whole of who we are and to our truth. Note any dreams now as they may be guiding you to new knowledge or a deeper understanding of yourself and your path. Also note what comes to the surface to be cleared and healed; it is debris arising from the depths to be released. As we clear our waters, we make way for a smooth transition. We are sailing away from old hurts and grief and as we sail on calmer waters, a deep healing transforms us from the depths of our being. 

Mantra: I release the old and welcome all that is for my highest good with an open heart. I am continually strengthening in the light.

2021: The Year According to Tarot

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Deck: Soul Cards by Kristine Fredheim

Six months of 2021 are represented by Major Arcana cards, which indicate karmic, life-changing, large-scale, and sometimes fated events. Think soul contracts, life purpose, and soul mission. But that is only half of the story. The rest of the year is balanced out by pip cards, which tell the story of our everyday lives. In these small moments lie choice, and choice lies with us. We are strongly guided to tune into and strengthen our connection with our intuition so that we can exercise our free will and sovereignty, and make the truest and best choices for ourselves without being swayed by outside influences or the will or opinions of others. Here’s what the cards have to say for each month ahead:

January: Five of Cups reversed

In the wake of an emotionally challenging situation (or year—ahem, 2020), we are picking up the pieces or just opening our eyes to see what lies scattered about. As we gather our senses and come back to ourselves, we look around and assess the situation, our emotions, our feelings, and consider what is whole and what lies broken. We have choices to make. How to move forward? What to mend and what to walk away from? We are guided to take time to ourselves this month for self-care and nurturing, and to really take a close, unflinching look at what serves us best right now and for the month ahead. Take your time and go within. Rest, heal, dream, and envision your brightest future. What is part of that future, and what is not? As the first month of the year, January is a time of new beginnings. This is the time to welcome new opportunities and set our sights on where we want to be and what we want to create. This is the time to consider how you want to reshape your life. Remember, you are the potter.

February: Wheel of Fortune

Now that we are clear on what we want, here comes the hand of fate ready to deliver what is due. Being that this card is in the upright position, it signifies positive, happy changes that bring momentous outcomes. Get ready for-life changing opportunities and events this month. This second month of the year brings energies of two—i.e., partnership, cooperation, and maybe even love, either rekindled or new. The Wheel of Fortune is also the number 10 card in the Major Arcana; ten brings energies of conclusions, cycles endings, completion, and fulfillment. With endings come new beginnings. This month may usher in things we never even realized we wanted as they come dropping out of our vortex and catapulting into our lives. New jobs, businesses, marriage proposals, and major life changes are all indicated this month. And remember: the less your resistance, the more you can receive. It’s time to get happy, as our joy and positive vibrations attract to us all that is good and wonderful.

March: Nine of Wands

In the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, the Nine of Wands shows a figure, guarded and bandaged, holding a large staff as if in protection. He is wary and watchful as he protects his battlement. He has been knocked about and knows better than anyone the importance of self-protection. This month, stand your guard, stand up for yourself, reclaim your power, stand in your power, and protect what is yours. Say no. Speak up. Channel your inner warrior. You have what it takes to succeed, and you are stronger than you realize. This card also guides us to be wise, to be kind yet strong, compassionate yet powerful. Being a spirit warrior does not entail the old 3D version of the bloody, angry warrior charging ahead with a weapon of destruction; we are moving beyond and above that into intelligence, strength, personal empowerment, and wisdom. We are kind and loving, yet smart enough to know how to protect our energy. This month, tune into your powerful inner strength—you have a deep wellspring of it that lies within. Call on Archangel Michael for strength and protection.

April: The High Priestess

The High Priestess is powerful and sovereign, and guides us to tap into our inner power and sovereignty. This wise leader first leads herself. She is aligned with the truth of who she is, her divine nature, and is keenly attuned to her intuition. This card bears the number two, which further strengthens the energies of co-creation between our inner being and our earthly self. Like The Magician, which appears later this year in October, she creates her own reality and holds the power of transformation as she draws from a vast palette of resources and ingredients. In contrast to The Magician, The High Priestess creates from a soul level, from the divine aspects of herself as she attunes to her power within and draws from her inner resources. While The Magician does draw on his inner power, he tends to be more outwardly focused in his creations and manifestations. Tuning in through meditation and committing to the spiritual practices that resonate with you can summon forth hidden abilities and spiritual gifts that are ready to expand within you. As we look within, we find vast reserves of inner power, our innate gifts and abilities, and the authenticity and truth of who we are at a soul level. This figure of the divine feminine asks us to find the magic within.

May: Six of Cups

This happy, nostalgic card indicates peace, balance, joy, and generosity of heart. This month may bring an abundance of emotions in the form of emotional renewal, happiness, and a discovery of the joy we each hold in our hearts. We may have reason to celebrate this month, and we are guided to remember our past successes and know that we are capable of achieving that and so much more. Our relationships bring happiness and are a reminder that we are never alone and that we have a wellspring of support to drawn on. Our loved ones, family, and friends can be a source of support for us. While our truest and best support comes from within, this is a month of happy connections, new and renewed, that brings camaraderie and fun. Where we created happy memories in the past, we can create new and happier ones in our present and future. When we set the intention to constantly improve and elevate in every way in our lives, the universe conspires in our favor to deliver what we have asked for. It is never too early or too late to seek improvements in life. As long as we have breath in our lungs, we can be happy and fulfilled, and we can realize our greatest dreams.

June: Eight of Cups

The Eight of Cups shows us turning away from something—whether a relationship, a situation, a locale, an ideology… Whatever it is, it is no longer working for us. We will know when it is time to walk away, as we can often sense energetically when something is no longer worth our time and effort. Have we put in more than we got out of it? Is it lopsided or out of balance? Are the other parties doing their part? These are some of the questions we may find ourselves asking this month. In the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, this card shows an empty space where, presumably, one cup had been before. We feel intuitively and emotionally when something is missing and we are guided to trust ourselves to know when it is time to try to find it and put it back where it was, to seek it elsewhere, or to look for something new altogether. This is very much a card of letting go and walking away into what is possibly the unknown. Wherever we go, when we carry the intention of honoring our highest good and seeking better for ourselves, we are establishing the energetic foundation for what will come next. It is important for us to get clear on what we do want before we walk away; writing it down grounds the energy and takes the concept from thought to manifest form or physical creation and begins a stronger momentum that allows it to grow so that it can show up in our physical experience.

July: Three of Swords

After last month’s decision to turn away from what wasn’t working, we now find ourselves doing the inner work of feeling the pain of the situation we have left and processing it. The number seven indicates shifts as we move from one energy to another. Keeping our focus clear and strong and keeping our eyes on what we want will be our guiding light this month. The phrase You have to feel it to heal it comes to mind. It serves us best to do this inner work now and clear it all out so we can create space for joy, happiness, and positivity, and welcome better situations. When we hold onto energies that do not serve us, when we do not do the work of processing and clearing the painful bits, they stay there and inform our vibration, which attracts more of the same to us. The only way out is through, in this case. Our guidance this month is to do whatever is needed—cry, journal, meditate, take salt baths, go for long walks in nature, dip in the sea, rest, engage in self-care, put on a favorite record and dance with abandon, create art—or all of it. On the other side of this, we will be a clear vessel that can hold the light. But we are a work in progress. It can benefit us this month to remember that healing isn’t a one-off project; it’s a lifetime commitment, and the results are so very worth it. We are so worth it.

August: Strength

From this period of processing and healing emotional wounds, we now begin to summon up our inner strength. Within each one of us is a deep wellspring of strength and power that comes from love, which is the strongest force in the universe. This eighth card of the Major Arcana aligns with the eighth month of the year. The number eight is, visually, the lemniscate, or infinity symbol, turned on its side. The lemniscate is a reminder of eternal life, while the number eight represents abundance and prosperity of all kinds, not just in the material realm. This makes eight a number of infinite abundance. This month, we have the Lion‘s Gate Portal, which is active from July 26 through August 12, and reaches its peak on August 8 (8/8). Get ready to absorb the powerful energies from Sirius, which beams in its magic during this time. This is a potent time of manifesting abundance and clearing our energy so we can make more room to hold the light and receive more of the abundance that is our birthright. This month, we are rewarded by setting strong intentions and writing down our goals, dreams, and desires. This month’s guidance is to sit in meditation, visualizing yourself living your desired life and achieving your goals while feeling how you would feel if you were living that life; this will help it manifest more quickly. Try doing this for 20 minutes each day beginning on July 26, or throughout the entire month of August, and see what unfolds. This card is also related to courage, persistence and determination, and overcoming weakness.

September: Queen of Wands

A card of fruitfulness and abundance, this Queen is the master of all that the suit of wands represents—will, passion, fire, drive, excitement, and manifestational abilities. The Queen of Wands knows how to use these attributes to her greatest benefit, and does so in a loving way. Compassionate, generous, loving, and kind, this queen is a masterful creator. She also represents creativity, which is linked to creation, as what we make is linked to our will. Getting creative this month and making things—whether related to the arts, business, plans, travel, or goals—can link us into this energy of manifestation. Similarly, when we reach the flow state through creative activities, we open ourselves to receive what is for our highest good. This card carries a generative force that reminds us of our ability to shape our own realities. Following last month’s Lion’s Gate Portal, this month we are guided to get into the receiving mode by opening our hearts and allowing ourselves to experience joy, fun, happiness, and any high-vibrational emotions. Getting into the flow state also helps us to be in receiving mode. The seeds of intention we have previously planted are getting ready to sprout, or they may be ready to bear fruit. This month is the time of the traditional harvest, and is a great time of receiving.

October: The Magician

The Magician is depicted in the Rider-Waite-Smith deck as having all of the tools of the trade at his disposal. He works with the forces of earth, wind, water, and fire, symbolized respectively by the pentacle, the athame, the chalice, and the wand. These elemental energies are forces of creation that are all around us, and that we can work with anytime we wish. Crystals represent the earth, feathers and incense the air, candles fire, and salt baths or goblets water; these tools aid us in working with each element. And we all have these elements within ourselves: the body is earth and contains water, the breath in our lungs is air, and our will or spirit is fire. They support and strengthen our work through their aligned energy, but ultimately, all we really need is our intention. This month we are strongly supported in our creations, in manifesting, and in taking outward action (like submitting resumes, writing down goals, drawing up business plans, and so on) to add momentum to what we are working toward. We are guided to remember that integrity is important in all we do, and that energy intended to harm another comes back on us multifold. Live and let live is a good motto to live by; we are asked to concern ourselves with our own energy, life, practice, and creations first and foremost, and focus on expanding into the highest and best versions of ourselves. This card bears the number one, which aligns with the energies of focus, manifestations, new beginnings, and fresh starts. We are supported this month and at all times in setting the intention to elevate ourselves to higher and better ways of being, thinking, and doing; when we set this intention, the universe backs us all the way.

November: Justice

In the upright position, Justice signals a happy conclusion to something in question, whether it is directly related to legal issues or to matters concerning the heart, happiness, health, or well-being. This card bears the number 11, which brings a gateway energy through which we pass to enter a new experience, phase, or cycle. The 11 energy is especially strong, as it comes through so synchronously on the eleventh month of the year. Something karmic or life-changing may be taking place for you, and the universe may be tipping the scales in your favor or making adjustments to create balance. You may be passing into a new situation that represents an energetic upleveling, as you may have successfully fulfilled a contract, agreement, or obligation of some kind. The Justice card also carries energies of receiving karmic rewards and justice being served. If you have been struggling with a situation, feel you have been treated unfairly, or have had enough of the same lessons over and over (i.e., repeating themes and cycles throughout your life), give this to the highest guidance of the universe and ask the angels and your allies for support and clarity. Requesting an end to lessons you feel you have truly learned can benefit you now. On the other hand, there may be something you are still missing that keeps bringing the same cycle around; ask for clarity and guidance on closing it out for good so you can learn what you need to learn and move on into better things.

December: The Sun

This is the happiest card in the deck, and it shows our efforts paying off. The Sun bears the number 19, which indicates the completion and fulfillment of a cycle (possibly karmic, as this is a Major Arcana card), which is now being brought to its happiest outcome. Expect brighter days ahead and a surge of confidence, inspiration, vitality, and achievements. Fame, fortune, accolades, success, and bright, happy new beginnings are all indicated now. Honors and goals fulfilled, the manifestation of dreams long dreamt, and the physical evidence of circumstances long desired are now entering your experience in the best possible way. You are receiving clarity and new understandings like never before. This card also indicates that light is being shed on new subjects, bringing you information and wisdom that can be life-changing and may open up new paths and opportunities. You could be gaining a newfound sense of self as you find a sense of surety, peace, profound joy, and deep satisfaction that will illuminate your days to come and the year ahead.

Daily Reading: December 29, 2020

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Today is the twenty-ninth day of the twelfth month. Twenty-nine suggests co-creative partnerships and is a strong indicator that, along with our higher self and team in spirit, we are supported in our healing as we work to put the past behind us. The number two appears four times in today’s date, a strong indicator that we are supported on all levels and have a strong support system backing us; this can be in the physical but is especially indicated on the nonphysical plane. Each of us has a team in spirit that is loving us unconditionally in every moment, helping us in every way imaginable. We are guided to call on them and ask for their support and assistance with anything that are working on or through. 

Now is the time to move on from what isn’t working. We are always healing on deeper levels, and what we are ready to heal is coming up in our awareness. As we gain an understanding of where we need healing and what it is time for us to release from our lives, simply shifting our focus and attention to what is arising to be healed and setting the intention to begin clearing it begins the process. As always, we are guided to follow our intuition and take any next steps that will support us in our process of healing and releasing the past. Nine is also an indicator that we are expanding in our spiritual abilities, which is a natural result of doing the healing work. The eleven resulting from the two and nine is a gateway number that is opening up the path ahead for us to move forward with our intended life mission. We align more strongly with our purpose when we do this important inner work and, as we progress in our healing journey, we are able to advance even further along on our unique path. 

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us eighteen, and nine. The nine appearing twice in today’s numbers strongly underscores endings and finality as we hurtle onward toward the close of the year. The current energies are still supporting us—as they always are, but are especially potent now—in clearing, releasing, transmuting, and healing traumas, wounds, past energies that are not serving us, and anything in our life that we are ready to let go of or that needs to go to support our highest good. This release clears the path and makes room for the new and better to enter our lives. We are ready, as a collective and uniquely as individuals on our own paths, to uplevel as never before and move ahead into a brighter tomorrow. We can welcome this better future by preparing ourselves energetically, which means doing the inner work. Healing isn’t a one-and-done affair; it takes time, focus, and dedication, and is well worth the effort. It can make the difference between staying stuck or stagnant and welcoming bright new opportunities, happiness, freedom, and unprecedented clarity. Eighteen indicates that, having done this work, we are making way for new abundance, opportunities, and prosperous beginnings to flow to us.

Mantra: I release with love and forgiveness what does not serve me and welcome all that is for my highest good to flow to me. I step forward on the path of clarity, love, wisdom, and peace.

Daily Reading: December 28, 2020

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Today is the twenty-eighth day of the twelfth month. Twenty-eight indicates abundance through partnerships. It also tells us that when we create harmony and balance in our thoughts and actions, it extends into our external, physical, visible lives. Creating this energetically builds stability and establishes a platform upon which we can build and grow what will last and bear fruit for years to come. We are asked to stay positive, stay focused, and to stay on our path. If our path is unclear at the moment, we are guided to keep returning to what brings us joy. As we continue healing in the ways that serve us, we are strengthening ourselves on every level, beginning with the energetic.

The ten resulting from the combination of two and eight indicates endings, conclusions, completion, and fulfillment. We may be reaching an end to certain cycles in our lives, some momentous, others less apparent and transpiring in the realm of the unseen. Ceremonies, accolades, celebrations, and coming together with friends, family, and associates are indicated now. As we mark milestones through such occasions, we are bringing about an energetic finality that prepares us to move into what comes next. During times of ceremony, even those that mark endings that are not as joyful or momentous, we benefit most from feeling fully all of the emotions surrounding the occasion and processing them completely, so that when the event is done, we can let go and allowing the ending to fulfill its completion, so that we are free and clear and prepared to welcome in positive new energy, situations, and opportunities to the fullest and highest extent.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us seventeen, and eight. Seventeen is a powerful number of fortunate new beginnings, happy opportunities, and manifestations, and also indicates a new spiritual path or journey. You may be feeling called to help others and are now stepping forward on your path as a lightworker, perhaps as a teacher or healer. You may be growing in awareness of your life path, purpose, and soul mission for this lifetime and gaining clarity on spiritual aspects of your own journey that are impacting you deeply and meaningfully, providing new clarity for your path forward. Prosperity and auspicious new beginnings are also indicated in seventeen, which reduces to eight, the number of infinite abundance. We are guided to be responsible and to practice integrity in all that we say and do, and to honor others as we would honor ourselves, to unfailingly treat others with kindness, and to strive to bring joy and light to the hearts and minds of those under our influence and to those around us. There is now a great separation as we turn away from what was, from darkness into light, from pain into joy, from despair into a knowing that the universe infinitely provides, and we are asked to welcome the light into our hearts, minds, and lives. We are coming into a fuller understanding of the greatness of our being, of our true divine nature, and feeling more strongly what we came here to do, and who we came here to be. We are guided to trust our hearts above all.

Mantra: I trust in the infinite abundance of the universe. I welcome harmony and stability and step forward onto my path with joy. 

Daily Reading: December 27, 2020

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Today is the twenty-seventh day of the twelfth month. Twenty-seven can be a number of receiving positive karmic rewards you have fulfilled in the past. It can also indicate positive news and messages coming your way. This numeric combination tells of good fortune attained through cooperation, balance, and partnerships, whether through co-creators and allies on the physical plane or in the nonphysical. It indicates achievements through work well done and is a number of success and congratulations. It can also offer encouragement to pursue a field of study or to deepen your understanding in areas of interest to you by taking classes and reading books on subjects that draw your attention. When we are upleveling, we are guided to seek out knowledge, wisdom, and understanding, and to seek answers to questions and anything we have been curious about. This can help to broaden our horizons, deepen our understanding and knowledge, and enhance our perception. The newfound knowledge we gain can help to shape our future in meaningful ways and can help us to align with or discover our life purpose and soul mission. 

The nine resulting from the combination of two and seven lends energies of conclusions and of leaving the past behind. It signifies a departure from, or the need to depart from, what is not working for us or in alignment with who and where we are now, and that which does not serve our highest good. Nine is a number of expansion and, like seven, indicates our alignment with and awareness of our life purpose and soul mission. Nine is also a number of the lightworker and encourages those who feel they have a greater purpose here on this planet to begin examining their areas of interest, as those can be strong indicators of what we are meant to do. As nine can indicate endings, it may be guidance to start putting forth our efforts, energies, and intentions toward seeking a life of greater purpose. As we seek to live in greater fulfillment, we will start to notice what is falling away and it will become clear what has served its purpose and what has no place in our future. Always, we are guided to connect to our intuition and feel into our emotions; what brings us joy is our true north, our internal compass or navigation system telling us which way to go. When we move toward what feels good or makes us happy, we are moving in alignment with our higher purpose and in accordance with our divine nature.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us sixteen, and seven. Sixteen indicates new beginnings and manifestations that bring greater harmony, stability, and balance to our earthly lives. The seven appearing again as the complete reduced number of today’s date brings forth the strongest energies for today, which are good fortune, intuition, intellectual pursuits, determination, and spiritual growth and expansion. Tuning into the intuition is especially supported and rewarded today; doing so may yield long-sought answers or valuable messages, wisdom, information, and guidance from our inner being and team in spirit. We are asked to set the intention that we will only work with the highest energies of the light and to protect our spaces to ensure we are receiving the highest information from a place of truth and clarity. The divine embodies the truth. As we seek only the answers that serve our highest good, we are asked to support this with maintaining high levels of energetic cleanliness, which we can support by keeping our thoughts positive, uplifting, and pure. We can further support our energetic strength by living, thinking, acting, and speaking with integrity.

Mantra: I release what has served its purpose with love and compassion. I welcome what is meant for me in accordance with my highest good. Only what is for my highest good may enter my experience. 

January: A Reading for the Collective

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Deck: Soul Cards by Kristine Fredheim

The reading this month tells a powerful story of closure, attainment, new beginnings, success, opportunity, and manifestations that lead us to a place of peace, comfort, prosperity, fulfillment, and joy. We have done the inner work and are ready to move on and welcome great things into our lives, circumstances and situations that bring us happiness and fruitful new ways of living, being, doing, and thinking that benefit us in every way and help us to uplevel. The upheavals of the past have transformed the ground we stand on, ripping apart the crumbling structures and allowing us to create solid foundations to support a future that will, in turn, support us. We have shifted into something so much greater than we ever would have dreamed, even a year ago. We can look back on our progress and feel deeply into gratitude for how strong and brave we have been, and for allowing ourselves to heal and expand beyond our comfort zones. We have reached new heights and in the process, have learned so much more about ourselves for having sounded the depths of our being to discover how strong and powerful we truly are. We have risen like the Phoenix from the ashes, reborn again from fire, transmuted into something more magnificent than ever before. We now realize why we had to burn.

Q1: What is the overall energy of January? Nine of Cups

The nine indicates the energy of endings that will be prevalent throughout this month. Situations, relationships, and cycles that have reached a point of fulfillment are coming to a close. The Nine of Cups foretells a fullness and great joy. We may be rewarded for work well done, and could receive abundant new opportunities and blessings that assist and support us in our growth and allow us to move forward on our path. This card can also speak of happy endings, as we may reach points of closure that have been long-anticipated or long-awaited. We are at an emotional point on our journey, and abundant joy is becoming available to us with new changes, developments, and opportunities this month.

Q2: Week 1 energy: The World

As the number 21 card, The World is the final placement in the Major Arcana. It is indicative of achievement, mastery, fulfillment, and wholeness. You have reached the end of a journey or major cycle in your life, and congratulations are in order. This point marks a significant achievement, which could be apparent in your physical reality or hidden in the spiritual realm, beyond sight as an energetic reality. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done, and take time to celebrate your achievements and successes. The number 21 is significant, as it indicates new beginnings and partnerships, and manifestations borne of co-creation. Our focus and allowing have opened the doors for us to receive all that is good and abundant and that is meant for us.

Q3: Week 2 energy: Ten of Pentacles

This happy card indicates abundance on all levels, material comfort, pleasure, success, good fortune, and overall happiness and well-being. It also relates to stability, family (especially a lucrative family business), and property. There is an indication of legacies being built and established, or passed onto the next generation. Those of you who may be considering starting a business are especially supported in doing so now, as this could provide a foundation of support for you and your family for generations to come. Inheritances of the material, emotional, and spiritual kind could be integral to the events of this week. We may be reaping the rewards of our efforts in clearing family karma and in upleveling through healing and energy work; this very important work can have positive effects on our family line and those connected to us through our DNA. As we clear, release, transmute, and heal, we make room to hold more light. We are guided to welcome in the light as we clear out the old. Spending time in the sunlight this week, and grounding often, will be especially beneficial. There is a strong aspect of completion and closure related to family.

Q4: Week 3 energy: The Magician

We are capable of manifesting powerfully. As creators of our own realities, we may be seeing stronger evidence of our intentions and goals as they come into fruition and begin to make themselves evident in our lives. Opportunities may come our way, and we may be guided to take the path of least resistance, as we flow with the magic the universe sends our way. Finding alignment with our inner being—whether through art, creativity, joy, laughter, fun, or meditation—can open the floodgates to receiving or allow our desires to seep in through the cracks. How much are we allowing and how much are we blocking? Often, when we examine the reasons we are putting up blocks of resistance, we find that they are as flimsy and inconsequential as leaves blown by the wind. When we remember how powerful we truly are, we realize that nothing is off-limits to us. As the number one card in the Major Arcana, The Magician symbolizes new opportunities, focus, determination, and thoughts and efforts made manifest. This could arrive as guidance to focus your thoughts in ways that serve you, to think positively, and to think only about what you want, or it could be a sign that what you have been working to create and the seeds of intention you planted are now beginning to sprout.

Q5: Week 4 energy: Ten of Cups

In this final week of January, the Nine of Cups indicated for the month’s overall energy leads into the Ten of Cups, as though in a natural, sequential progression. The changes, developments, opportunities, abundance, and good fortune indicated by the Nine of Cups becomes the completion and integration of the Ten of Cups, which brings us deep comfort, harmony, and a sense of peace and well-being. The rewards and manifestations this month has ushered in now find us in a place of happiness and security. This week it is beneficial to revel in joys, however small, and to feel authentically into appreciation and gratitude for the abundance and comfort we are able to experience in our lives. Doing so will magnetize more of it to us and allows us to perpetuate the momentum of comfort, domestic peace, harmony, love, and anything else we choose to feel into gratitude for.

Q6: Guidance from the universe for January: Six of Pentacles

Maintaining harmony in all we do and appreciating our abundance serves us well throughout the month. Where we have the ability to be generous to others, we are guided to give, as we can all give from where our cup overflows. We may be rich in laughter or in resources. We are guided to enjoy our abundance, in whatever form it may take, to the fullest extent, to allow ourselves to fill with joy, and to recognize where we can uplift others, whether materially or emotionally. Generosity, giving and receiving with joyful authenticity, are strong aspects of this card. We are asked to look on others—who may have less than we do or who may be struggling—with kindness and compassion, as we recognize we are all on different parts of the journey, and are all here playing different roles for one another. When we see ourselves as one, we see the divine in the face of the lone wanderer, in the eyes of a child, and in the aged as equally as we see it within ourselves. Looking on others with an understanding of our connection and unity fosters deep love within the collective that creates shifts and is felt by all. We can always choose to be kind.

Daily Reading: December 26, 2020

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Today is the twenty-sixth day of the twelfth month. The two and six indicate harmonious partnerships. We are guided to foster greater harmony, balance, and peace in our connections and communications, and to begin to reconsider those that do not bring us harmony, peace, or joy. Setting boundaries and respecting our energy are indicated now. We may need to establish firm boundaries around ourselves to protect our time, energy, and emotional health. We need to love ourselves first and fill our own cups so that we can be fully present for others in a way that honors our own energy and is respectful to ourselves first, and then, secondarily, to others. 

Others should honor the boundaries that we set; we do not need to provide space for those who do not honor us, our time, or our energy. We benefit from putting our time and attention into relationships that are respectful, balanced, loving, and harmonious. Self-care is indicated now. Taking time to attune to the Source within is one of the most significant acts of self-care we can perform, as it benefits us from within and on deeper and more expansive levels than may be immediately apparent. The two and six in today’s date add up to eight, a number of infinite abundance. This is a reminder that through joy and harmonious connections, we open our hearts to receive all the prosperity that is available to us as we release resistance through reaching elevated vibrational states.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us fifteen, and six. This numeric combination suggests that change, expansion, and freedom are imminent. These changes foster greater harmony in our lives, and bring us more freedom and growth. They may be karmic in nature or could be part of our life path. We are awakening and expanding into more, becoming more, learning more, understanding ourselves and the universe on deeper levels, and reacher greater depths of spiritual wisdom and knowledge. Study and learning are indicated now, and we are guided to pursue more in-depth learning in areas of interest. We are also reminded that we are the gatekeepers of our own minds, and can choose what we allow in, both to our mental and emotional spaces, and to our energy. 

Mantra: I welcome harmony, peace, and love into my life, into my mind, and into my heart. I protect my space and my energy and receive all that is good for me. I bless and honor the grace and abundance that are already present in my life.

Daily Reading: December 25, 2020

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Today is the twenty-fifth day of the twelfth month. The two and five in today’s date bring forth energies of co-creating change. We are strongly supported in reaching a point of clarity on the changes we wish to see in our lives and in setting goals for the year ahead. We are reminded that we are never alone. Each one of us has a team of loving, supportive beings of light backing us every step of the way, along with our higher self. We are also reminded that everything is always working out for us, regardless of how things may look on the surface. We are being guided every step of the way to the life we desire; we have only to open our hearts and receive. When we believe in ourselves and in our worthiness—and each one of us is worthy, regardless of our choices in the past—we are elevated in every way, and we also allow ourselves to come closer to receiving all that we desire. As we release the past with love and compassion, we make room to invite in the good.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us fourteen, and five. Fourteen is a number of manifesting solid foundations, as well as opportunities and new ideas that support us for the future. Five further underscores the energies of change that are so prevalent today. Five also indicates expansion, freedom, empowerment, and flexibility. Being flexible doesn’t mean tucking tail and giving in, but rather being adaptable and flowing with the path of least resistance in the knowing that the universe is always conspiring in our favor. ‘Adapt or die’ is a phrase that comes to mind. Rigidity is associated with non-movement, death, and stagnation, and while there are times for us to stand strong and immovable in our strength, there is a distinction between standing our ground and going with the flow, and we are guided to be discerning in knowing when to choose one or the other. Tuning into our intuition is always our greatest ally as we seek to make the choices that are best for us.

We are expanding in our spiritual growth, knowledge, and understanding. We do much work on the etheric planes when we are sleeping, and accomplish much soul work in this way. Keeping a dream journal is recommended, as looking back on it later can be deeply enlightening. This can help with revealing repeating themes and patterns, and disparate dreams can weave a tapestry that together tell a whole story and provide a bigger picture, or bird’s-eye view, that can unveil deep and invaluable understandings and guidance for our life path. Noticing also the unbidden thoughts that come into the mind in the form of ideas, messages, remembered conversations or events, imagery, or songs can be revealing. This is a way that spirit communicates with us—our guides and higher self may send us information and messages in this way. Noticing also where our thoughts are not serving us is very important now, as they are evidence of where we need to rewrite our habits of thought and patterns of thinking, as well as our self-talk. We are asked to come back to the remembrance of our worthiness and purpose for this lifetime, and to move forward in confidence, kindness, and compassion.

Mantra: I welcome the growth and change that serves my highest good to transform me in positive ways. It is easy for me to attune to my truth and my intuition, and to the messages that come from a place of truth.

Daily Reading: December 24, 2020

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Today is the twenty-fourth day of the twelfth month. The two and four in today’s date indicate harmonious partnerships. Through our combined efforts and focus, we are creating solid foundations that support enduring manifestations. The doubled aspect of these numbers hints at an increase in outcomes resulting from cooperation. Today, we are especially supported in the intentions and efforts we set forth in a way that promotes the establishment of lasting creations and situations. Long-term goals may be in focus now. We are building a better future, and where we focus our thoughts, attention, and efforts, there we will begin to see results. 

Diligence may be key, as is believing in the highest outcome. Flowing with opportunities and considering the path of least resistance can be beneficial. Something may be hidden; we are guided to tune into our intuition and receive from a clear, protected space before asking for any messages that may be available to us. We can receive messages in any number of ways—through the environment around us, nature or animals, tarot or oracle cards, conversations, or music, just to name a few. Notice where your attention is drawn and what message could be there for you.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us thirteen, and four. Thirteen indicates the manifestation of new beginnings, ideas, and opportunities. The four appearing again further underscores the significance, strength, and solidity of what we are building and creating. Integrity and diligence serve us well now. We may need to be patient as we continue applying our efforts toward long-term goals; one drop at a time will eventually fill a cup.

Mantra: I create harmoniously and with integrity. What I am creating now will be positive, lasting, and generative.