Saturday, January 1, 2011


Because the tarot encompasses a broad array of human life experiences, and human life is often frustrating and challenging, we necessarily draw a good number of cards that are ambiguous or disappointing. However, there are times when we need to focus on positive images, including at the start of a new year, when people traditionally surround themselves with auspicious things. Here is a little reading you can do to pick out three cheerful images as qualities that you can activate in your life in 2011:

Shuffle and cut your cards as you pose the request, “Please show me three positive energies that I can summon and amplify in my life in this upcoming year.” Then, placing your deck face up, go through it and pick out the first three cards you come across that give you a strong, clear message of happiness and cheer. This is of course somewhat subjective, (and also somewhat dependent on the deck you’re using), so don’t worry about traditional meanings, just go by what cards evoke a positive response for you. However, to avoid ambiguity, it is best to bypass any reversed cards, even if they would otherwise be perceived as positive. Lay the cards out before you, considering them individually, and taken as a group—and then think about proactive things you can do to bring those cards’ energies into your life. Also, throughout the year, you might want to keep an eye out for little synchronicities that build up around these images.

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