Happy New Year!
I hope you had a great start to 2021, and had fun welcoming in the new year. I can say with some certainty that many people were happy to see 2020 come to an end. However, it’s always been my belief that the simple change of a date isn’t enough to elicit true change in our lives. Keep growing, keep improving, and keep making the world a better place.
In my previous post, I talked about how to get your Tarot card for the year, and included a message for each of Major Arcana. Furthermore, if you’re looking for a reading on what to bring into 2021, and what to release – check out my 2021 Bring in/Release reading, which is only available until January 15th.
Since 2021 comes out to five, for the January month ahead reading I decided to do five different pairs. Over on Instagram Stories, I did a poll to choose which deck to use – and the winner for was the beautiful Light Seer’s Tarot!
Choose your pair of cards from the five below (top row 1 -3, bottom row 4 -5) and keep reading to get your message! Let me know which pair you chose, and if it resonated – and don’t forget to share with a friend who might enjoy, too!
Pair I: 2 of Swords & 10 of Swords
The 2 of Swords indicates that will reach a stalemate. In order to move forward, you’ll need to make a decision, but it won’t be easy. With the 10 of Swords in the mix, it may feel like there is no good path ahead. Realize that staying on the fence or turning a blind eye will not make the situation any easier. Confront the issue behind your indecision straight on. If you need more information, get it. Look at the big picture, and weigh the pros and cons.
The 10 of Swords brings exhaustion, and painful endings. Once your decision is made, it will be time to forge ahead, however, it may not feel as simple. You may feel as if you have failed in some way, but know that sometimes we must fall in order to later succeed. Learn from your experiences, so you don’t repeat the same mistakes.
Realize that by choosing a path you will open new opportunities. The 10 of Swords is at the end of the cycle, meaning that the pain will not last forever. Making a choice, and realizing the necessary endings will allow a sense of renewal into your life.
Pair II: The High Priestess & The Lovers
What a wonderful energy to have for the first month of January! With the High Priestess you are encouraged to call on your inner wisdom, and intuition. The answers that you are seeking will come from within, if only you can quiet your mind long enough to reach them. Look beyond the veil, and seek deeper understanding about the mysteries of the universe.
The Lovers brings love into the equation – love for yourself, for those around you, and unconditional love for the world itself. By tapping into the wisdom from the High Priestess, you will be able to share more love and abundance with the world. At the same time, the Lovers reminds you to examine your belief system – is it really aligned with how you feel and what you believe? Now is the time to grow into the person you wish to be. Only you can choose the life you lead – so make choices that are aligned with your morals and beliefs.
Both the High Priestess and the Lovers tell you to follow the path that calls to you. Be true to yourself. Trust yourself and know that your unique personality and gifts are much needed in this world.
Pair III: Page of Cups & the Sun
The Page of Cups is curious, and creative with big dreams, and a vivid imagination. This month, instead of bottling up emotions, make time to express yourself through a creative outlet. Share your creations, and communicate your inspiration. Allow yourself to dream, but realize that those dreams cannot become reality simply through thought alone.
With the Sun we get the energy and optimism to fuel our ventures. The Sun is a sign of success, so know that the dreams you have with the Page of Cups can come to fruition with the effort of the Sun. Be confident, and vibrant. Don’t be afraid to be playful from time to time, and give into your imagination. Take care of your health – both mental and physical. Shine your rays on those around you; inspire others.
However, don’t use positivity to escape from challenges or pain that come your way. Know that blinding yourself with light will only allow the darkness to spread deeper. Retreat within when needed to give yourself the chance to heal, and channel your feelings into an appropriate outlet.
Pair IV: Knight of Wands & 8 of Swords
The Knight of Wands is ready to get her ideas out into the world, to experience passion, and go on adventures. Embrace this energy for January. Be confident, courageous, and bold. Show the world all you have to offer. However, be wary of being too impulsive – inspired action is your key to success.
With the 8 of Swords as the Knight’s pair, you are being reminded not to use your hobbies and passions as a distraction. There are issues that you need to confront, which you are instead turning a blind eye towards. Take off the blindfold; reflect, and chase away the fears that you’ve been ignoring.
By opening your eyes to what’s holding you back, you will be able to unleash the free spirit you need bring passion and adventure into your life. However, it’s important to focus that fire so that you can reach your goals. Stop procrastinating, and start living. This is the push you need to go out and get what you want.
Pair V: The Fool & 9 of Wands
The Fool and the 9 of Wands make for an interesting pair – we have free-spirited energy and new beginnings paired with resilience and persistence. This month, be open to new experiences. If there’s something you want to do, say yes instead of shying away and declining like you may have in the past. The Fool is in a position to explore, as they lack the fear to hold them back – this is exactly what you need. Enjoy a childlike sense of awe at the world around you. Seek joy.
The Fool gives us the feeling that everything will be carefree any easy going, however, with the 9 of Wands know that you will be faced with challenges. Stick to your guns, and show your perseverance and grit. Stand up for yourself. Don’t allow other people to make you feel ashamed for liking what you like, or doing things that make you happy. Set boundaries as needed, and know that you will get through this.
Take the opportunity to find and experience the happiness you deserve. Try new things, be adventurous, and know that at the end of the day, the only person you have to answer to is yourself. Remain resilient.