The end of the year is finally at our feet, we have gone through many ups and downs. I’m so ready for 2018 to begin, lots of intentions have been set and I can’t wait to see what the new year brings. Today I’m sharing a spread + reading I mashed together to close out the year and bring in the new. If you use this spread, let me know in the comments!
I used the Next World Tarot for this reading for myself! This deck just landed yesterday and I am over the moon! I will be talking more about this deck soon on the blog, I have a lot to say about it… it’s just amazing, I’ll leave it at that.
PAGE OF WANDS
From the book “you will soon know the depth of your magic” gave me chills down my spin. Most of 2017 has felt a lot like I was always starting over, again and again. I can’t even count how many times I said “fresh start” every month. I constantly felt like a beginner in all aspects of my path and practice, yet I knew I was not, I just couldn’t feel it. This card suggests to me that I’m ready to evolve onto the next stage that I have been preparing myself for this year. I’m ready to the take the next step in my evolution. While I’m leaving this behind in 2017, I will still have it with me as a reminder.
My first priorities in 2018 will be to take new leaps forward without worry, it’s time to clean the slate and embrace the unknown. When starting out on new adventures, we never know what the end result will be… we may have an idea, but in reality, that all can change at the drop of a dime. The Fool is here to let me know that I need to start the new year with no set expectations, take it one day at a time and prepare for the unexpected. I always see the Fool as an archetype of trying new things without expecting anything to happen, it’s about curiosity with no judgement. We may not understand how something works and that’s ok, we’ll soon figure out the pieces to the puzzle as time goes on.
4 OF CUPS
My focus in the new year will be to give no fucks, plain and simple. The woman in this card is totally focused on herself at the moment and she clearly doesn’t give a shit, I treasure this since I’m constantly worried about what others are thinking of me or if I’m doing something wrong. This is all about a “you do you” type of vibe radiating from this card, embrace the energy of not caring what others are doing and put more emphasis on what I’m doing! I also get a strong self care vibe from this card, this is an intention I have already set for 2018 so it was nice to see it show up here, it confirms that this is what I truly need in 2018.
QUEEN OF WANDS
I’m leaving behind the Page of Wands because I’ll be learning how to come into my power as the Queen of Wands. What a transformation! Being that this is a card transitioning from the Page, it tells me to be open to the teachings yet to come and soak in all the lessons being sent my way to help transform into the energy of this card. The Queen of Wands is asking me to step into my true magic, and I’m ready! While I have practiced and played around as the Page of Wands, fine tuning my creative actions and passions, I’m ready to put everything into use and share it with others.
One thing that stood out the most to me in this reading was the growth happening between the Page of Wands and the Queen of Wands. I’m leaving behind the Page role and learning to move into a Queen role, it’s time to move this creative energy into a more vibrant energy in my life. I have been in practice and it’s time to put everything I have learned to use. I also love seeing the Fool in this reading, it’s exactly how I feel going into 2018. I have a lot of visions to manifest!
After taking a step back to look at this reading, one thing I noticed was the directional of movement happening with the Fool and 4 of Cups. They are both facing the Queen of Wands and heading in that direction.
Between the first card and last card are the stages needed to progress. It’s like, once I let go and relax into myself I am then able to put on the crown.