What guidance do you have to offer humanity at the start of this New Year?
ANSWER: Ten of Wands reversed
With freedom on the table, personal obstructions are the only barriers left in the way.
The Ten of Wands tarot card is associated with Saturn in Sagittarius, an astrological transit that is currently taking place and commenced in December 2014. Saturn isn’t necessarily the “task-master” archetype as is portrayed in modern astrology; the energetic process of this planet is to remove fluff and superficiality, to lay bare what is substantial enough to exist beyond death. In a less metaphorical sense, Saturn cuts out all the bullsh*t and focuses the gaze on what is most important for any given idea, entity, occupation or approach in life.
Saturn in Sagittarius intends to remove all obstacles blocking the realization of a true adventure. In human terms, this most probably relates to living in the most authentic way possible, like daring to do what you actually want to do above all else and even building a lifestyle that sustains fulfilled living.
Many of us may be overcoming aversions to habits, ways of being, or customs held due to a lack of faith these could ever manifest for us personally. Examples of this could be as major as becoming the CEO of a super successful business or being ordained as a monk, but also as small scale as adopting a pet when you thought you hated animals, moving to a place you never thought possible or becoming engaged after years of being perpetually single. The point is, these lifestyles were accessible only in the far reaches of imaginations, or at one point they may not have even registered as desires, but they’re here now and you’re loving it.
There’s still work to be done though. Should any form of crisis emerge in the New Year, do not view it as a tragedy, because in fact it is an opportunity to get very clear on exactly what is working and what is not working in your overall life strategy. If you find yourself at your wit’s end but still pushing, really analyze, is it worth it? The goal may not have changed, but the approach to reach the end-game might need to be reworked.
Ten of Wands reversed is a slow, well-plotted transition. A plan is required. However, this doesn’t have to be a march to the doldrums.
When it’s upright, the person in the Ten of Wands is pushing against a heavy load, using every ounce of strength to stand things straight. Ten of Wands reversed still works hard, but the image is of releasing extraneous crap to lighten the load so trash won’t be overburdening the goods. With less weight, there’s more room to maneuver. Ten of Wands reversed tells us disposing of long dead patterns provides more space for lifelong gratification.
Check out these dates and the days surrounding for some SIGNIFICANT events to take place:
- Saturn retrograde between April 7, 2017 and August 25, 2017
The Saturn in Sagittarius transit is almost over, as the planet will transition into its home sign of Capricorn on December 20, 2017. With the completion of this cycle’s lessons nearly ended, Ten of Wands reversed begs for reflection on what has occurred in recent years leading to being plugged into the current Authentic Freedom Adventure Self.
Don’t forget the lessons learned or the person you have become since Saturn has been in Sagittarius. You will absolutely need to apply the skills of your maturation when Saturn retrogrades this year from April 7 through to August 25.
Try to target the fulfillment of objectives on the following dates:
- April 17, 2017, Sun trine Saturn - You are your ultimate structured, eternal Adventure Self
- May 19, 2017, Saturn trine Uranus - Access to ultimate freedom is laid bare
KEY JANUARY THEMES FOR EACH SUN / RISING / MOON SIGN:
Aries - Page of Brooms: Ram, new directions are begging to be explored. Page of Brooms provides the thumbs up for all exploratory research, literal and metaphorical. It is important to fuel an extravagant desire to dive into the unknown. Real travel is on the table, but please do not stick to the same old agenda when reaching the destination. Page of Brooms emphasizes the need to be a student of exciting and mysterious exploits. Survey the landscape for untapped potential rich with thrills. Ram, where is the inspiration? Find it and leap. Also be aware, Page of Brooms is a vocal proponent of Whole New Dawns, an activist in many senses. Really get out there and provide a voice to the power of ideals. Yes, dreaming is and always has been more important than ever. Creativity reigns expansive.
Taurus - King of Pentacles reversed: Bull, you are the ultimate success story in 2017. This year offers up a chance to harvest all the hard work you have sown over the years and truly enjoy the spoils. Industriousness doesn’t cease under benefic influences like these; quite the contrary, you may be working more than ever before. But make sure not to get caught up with very restrictive circumstances that have an adverse impact on your health. The King of Pentacles has a set, measured, tested, and extremely successful routine in place, but he needs to ensure he gets proper rest, exercise, etc., otherwise overload might move a good space to an unworkable gorge of whackness erupting within seconds. Wellness is part of the schedule, make it so, but give yourself space and relaxed wiggle room too. Focus on being the best you can be on all fronts in upcoming months, including internally. Although the King of Pentacles is a busy guy with many obligations, a great amount of wealth and resources, he’s also a jovial negotiator. The Pentacles King is so affluent because he has earned the respect of his community, working well with others to achieve a goal. You are not an island. Stay humble and continue reaching out to reward others for their expertise, even as you continue to advance into higher stations in life.
Gemini - Ten of Brooms reversed: Twins, you are the emblem of the wider message imparted by the Spirits to the whole of the human race in 2017. Throughout the year, you are tasked with making decisions to clear the path for becoming the adventurous person you’ve always wished to be. Innumerable occasions will pop up in which you may find yourself bereft of perceived necessary resources, but your heart is telling you to do it, so you do, and it’s the best decision you’ve ever made. Of course there might be luck at play here, but it’s more than a lucky break; there is a tapped-in quality to the flow of the universe so beyond the grasp of the logical mind, rational understanding is not equipped to apply. Many Twinfolk have been exposed to the reality of dynamic leadership in recent months, and the entire Saturn in Sagittarius transit from December 2014, along with other astrological influences, has helped laid the groundwork for the tremendous lifestyle change and Self transformation you have been experiencing for years and years. Now you’re at a point in the cycle when it’s time to take some heart-motivated risks in whatever areas of mastery you’re continuing to develop. This is not a counterintuitive development, it’s more of an irrational knowledge that is leading the way in absurdly 24/7 accurate manners that blow away even the most expansive imaginations. You’ve got the basics down: go ahead and plunge depths you never knew existed with this.
Cancer - Six of Cups: Crab, it’s time to have a good time. Fanciful reveries are not a superficial waste of energy. The New Year offers you a chance to invest in pursuits that simply feel damned good. Consider the time from October 10, 2017 to November 8, 2018, when Jupiter transits through Scorpio, as some of the best months for cultivating joy in your life you’ve ever seen. There is a caveat here with the presence of Six of Cups: you may often experience nostalgic flashbacks, good and bad. Don’t get stuck in historical influences that have long expired in the feel-good department. Should this type of maudlin sentiment take over, the benefits of Six of Cups will be flooded with a sense of insecurity and a longing for what has passed. Emotional harmony is the key to tapping into the beneficial vibrations on offer to you this year. Another manifestation of this tarot card’s energy is children, literal or metaphorical. If you are at a point in your life where pregnancy is welcome, go for it, or adopt a pet, if you want to, or donate to children’s charities, or buy some crayons. Physical begetting from the woman’s womb is not necessary though, as Six of Cups is all about embracing heartwarming consciousness, and this can be done through the expression of the creative Self via several forms. Make art in everything you do, and enjoy.
Leo - King of Machetes: Lion, the use of perspicacious discernment is critical in 2017. The King of Machetes is an intellectual architect who applies shrewd logic to cut through any issue. This leader is ruled by the Air element, his mind is sharp, and he cuts to the facts at all times. For you Leo, King of Machetes is the archetype the spirits of the universe are asking you to embody in the New Year. Although sometimes criticized as being aloof while he stands back and analyzes situations, the King of Machetes isn’t judgemental in a moralistic way; he’s figuring out the formula to achieve the most beneficial result for all parties involved in a situation. Think honorable judge, lawyer, diplomat even surgeon; in the midst of some of the hardest portions of their jobs, the slightest miscalculation or error could have disastrous results. Please don’t walk around on eggshells freaking out over the potential for making a calamitous mistake, that’s not what this energy is about. The main focus of 2017 is to assess what is authentically before you without an infusion of emotional, moral or spiritual static corrupting reality. Stay calm, focused, detached, observant, and win with aplomb. If you are actually in academia, mathematics or the legal world in any way, this is your year to thrive.
Virgo - Seven of Pentacles reversed: Virgin, manure is your most valuable resource in the New Year. You can figure out a way to cultivate all sorts of grounds, even those dubbed condemned. In 2017, you prosper from making things work when ostensibly there is no worth. There seems to be a tremendous effort involving multiple people on the agenda and it can certainly be harmonious and fruitful if there is a mutual give and take. You don’t have to go it alone all the time, but when you require helpers, integrity is a must. Teamwork is the name of the game, but keep in mind, as an individual, you know deep within yourself how to make everything work. In upcoming months, you will have to choose when to share your knowledge and when to keep it concealed
Libra - Three of Swords reversed: Scales, quality relationships are still on the forefront in the New Year and will be important to consider throughout 2017. For several months, at least since November 2016, the assessment of who is most beneficial to partner with has been a huge part of your existence. This could be taking place in many ways, however, the tarot card reversals pulled for Librans in the recent past indicate this process has been a largely internal and subtle mass cull, with old, worn-out relationships silently dropping as newer, more strong partnerships emerge on the scene. However, tired ass friendships or associations should not be fully abandoned, as according to Three of Swords reversed, there is much to learn from having to subjugate yourself to inferior connections. The most primary lesson here is to distinguish how you yourself are causing some drama by plunging into alliances “instinctively”, believing there is some powerful supernatural bond making this a destined or fated relationship, when in fact, in reality, maybe this does not apply as frequently as you would like. Discover where you are blind to what is really happening in your relationships.
Scorpio - Two of Pentacles reversed: Scorpion, continuing to invest time and energy in a thankless pursuit will get you nowhere. Two of Pentacles reversed suggests the best idea in the New Year is to concentrate on a core project that will actually manifest into something palpable and sustainable. This message relates to all things corporeal and also pertains to the health of finances, material objects and the physical body. There is a core pragmatism involved in Two of Pentacles, and shrewd practicality will do nothing but offer you the highest benefits throughout 2017. Two of Pentacles reversed offers a very helpful prefix that pretty much allows you to map out what is worthy and what is not, and this prefix is ‘over’: over-doing, over-spending, over-committing, over-reacting, the list goes on and on. If you find yourself doing any of the ‘overs’, or other people, projects or circumstances crossing this threshold, it’s time to reevaluate and potentially cull said entity from your life.
Sagittarius - Ten of Cups reversed: Centaur, your healing quest is not yet complete, it will continue into the New Year and be a major theme throughout 2017. There may exist a tendency or a need to jump up, be active, get things done, and pronto. But Ten of Cups reversed suggests a more chilled and tempered approach to everything is the perfect way of being. You’re in a very water-based life cycle right now, meaning, going with the flow is the key to being successful in pursuits. Although riding life on blast, like a speeding bullet train plowing ahead may feel more comfortable and natural, know for a fact, this is not the most progressive way forward for you at this time. There will be several opportunities in upcoming months to pounce on once-in-a-lifetime lucky breaks, that’s for sure, but this energy doesn’t translate to passing up fortuitous openings when they arise, it’s more about chilling and preserving vitality until the right moment presents itself. Burning off all your power means you’re on empty when the chance presents itself. You are part of a large family who loves you no matter what, no need to rush.
Capricorn - Knight of Pentacles reversed: Goat, you don’t know what you don’t know you don’t know, so stop moving forward acting like you do know what you don’t know you don’t know. Knight of Pentacles reversed suggests an awkward ride, where the jockey possess this sense of infallible confidence and simultaneously has no idea what is going on or what the ultimate destination is. It is wonderful to be weird and to lack a clue. The best way to embrace this energy in the New Year is to start afresh in every single moment. If the plan or course of action is deviated from, that’s fine. There are no rules when each breath is a new beginning. Create from nothing at all times and achieve results beyond belief. Do not get locked down onto a solid route, because if this occurs, you will be galloping in circles, getting lost, frustrated, become self-deprecating due to the grand ‘defeat’, hating life and wishing you’d never even started. Don’t go there. Enjoy the fancy-free ride. Imagine that you are going to the greatest show on earth to watch as a spectator to have fun. You have nothing to do with the production, you’re not there to entertain; you are the recipient of the grand bedazzlement.
Aquarius - Four of Pentacles: Water Bearers, you’re working on solid ground, continue to walk the road you paved in 2017 throughout this New Year. However, it is clear progress is contingent upon the help of others. Whatever you’re doing just can’t be accomplished alone, and you are the perfect middleman to help get this done. Metaphorically, you are a human support structure for an edifice taking many hands to build. Egomania or an assertion of dominance driven by the desire to be king of the hill will most probably fail; acquiescence to the greater group goal is the gateway to success here. Earn others’ respect with your continued commitment to the highest form of resolution: results benefitting all involved in the effort. Be the foundation against which many generations and communities will rely.
Pisces - Knight of Brooms: Fish, staying still is not an option. Good times are not just on their way, you’re generating them like a spiritual power plant. You are a self-propelled prophecy of awesome regulating vast combinations of potentially combustible elements with Godspeed. Continue to move on your spiritual and creative pursuits with dynamism. Should hindrances prove bizarre and insurmountable, rely on the will of the universe to blast through all blockages. Whatever is going on in your world is so divinely led and supported, things fall into place perfectly no matter how impossible situations may appear. You are like a badass supernatural warrior magician monk in the New Year. No matter if you’re an agnostic or ultra pious, Fish, you are on Cosmic Fire.
TIPS, SUGGESTIONS & NOTES FOR THE MONTH:
- Recognize, you’ve been living your dreams for a long time. Take stock of what you have accomplished and celebrate.
- Weigh obligations. What do you really need to do? What truly needs further investment of time, money or other resources? Cull the unnecessary.
- Rework plans. Contingencies are awesome, but maybe include space to just allow whatever to unfold at its own pace.
- Don’t labor over decision-making. This month, considering options is essential, but Ten of Wands reversed does not take too long to choose. Once the best resolution presents itself, commit to it, be firm and decisive.
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