The Twelve days of Tarot Christmas and Beyond

magicianOn the 1st day of Christmas the table was all set for drink and feasting. Everyone produced  presents like magic. Everything that was required  to have a good celebration was there. All combined skills and communications created a magical Christmas. Astragalus is the herb linked with The Magician.  It is a herb of creativity,  a digestive and a diaretic. Symbolically, Astragalus facilitates poor assimilation of food, drink as well as ideas and notions so that is quite apt for Christmas Day.

hpOn The 2nd day of Christmas, folks are still entranced with the sprit of Christmas and felt generous and well wishing and saw behind the illusion of the normal life that we lead. There may have been family undercurrents. The High Priestess holds the secrets, normally concealed aspects of our lives. This information is not revealed  easily.It is family that hold secrets safe within the hidden depths of what is the ultimate truth to our existence. Of course soaps follow this path of the Magician and the High Priestess by getting the key family members together and then a major secret in unveiled.

empressOn the 3rd day of Christmas some might have feltbloated like they were about  to give birth. They felt nurtured and satisfied and reconnected to hearth and home. They had experienced satisfaction, joy, happiness and domestic stability. (Or there is a possibility of feeling smothered by such closeness to the family)

emperorOn the 4th day of Christmas people might begin to thinking about their responsibilities again, either thinking about work or they might have actually returned. This card describes focus, willpower, intentions and represents the energy to get tasks done.

hierophantOn the 5th day of Christmas people will be asking each other  if they had a good Christmas and it is polite and customary to respond that they had a great time with family or that it was a bit quiet. The focus will be on realigning with society and social group groups in general, such as schools, teams, companies and with  any group with fixed roles, designated tasks and  duties.

The LoversOn the 6th day of Christmas after the time of sharing, caring and all being treated equally and as it is nearing the end of the year, people start to think about how to carry this feeling forward. They ponder and discuss turning over a new leaf in how they relate to people during the next year. The approaching new year is an ideal time to change or tweak areas or aspects of their lives.

chariotOn the 7th Day of Christmas, New Year’s day, people make resolutions and pledge  to keep all quarrels resolved and that this year they will hone their expertise at self mastery. The Chariot is an image of  inner struggle between the various different parts of the personality.  People are a mental construct of of many feelings, thoughts and notions which  tug them in different directions.It is a time to make promises to themselves about how they will direct their lives. Phew, people say that they are so glad to see the back of this year and the new one will be so different. They proclaim that it is their year and that they will be in control of their life. Sounds like a plan.

strength cardOn the 8th Day of Christmas inner strength and determination to overcome obstacles, self-knowledge and self-discipline are highlighted, as only when people know themselves and act in a responsible manner will they be able to deal effectively with challenging situations and overcome difficulties successfully.

hermitOn the 9th day of Christmas symbolizes deliberation about which path to follow, reassessment of achievements and goals, and taking the time to reflect and plan. The Hermit asks one to look inwards for courage and insight in order to discover our deepest levels.

wheel of fortuneThe 10th day of Christmas  denotes a critical turning point in life for the year. Every   action taken could result in major changes for the year which would change the next year etc. So shall you carry on and say “same old” as you will hear that phrase bandied about. Develop patience.  If you have done the right things, then the right things will happen. A new chapter will start  in life as the wheel makes a new turn. Create your perspective and experiences. Be your own spin doctor.

justiceOn the 11th day of Christmas there is the dawning of conscious awareness that your decisions and actions have long-term consequences and your present and future circumstances are most likely a result of these decisions and actions. Justice shows people that their actions in the future can be changed by a lesson learned in the present situation. Justice reminds them  to base decisions on wisdom, planning and the reflection/weighing up of all possibilities.

hanged manIf people look at things in a new  way, solutions that  may have eluded them could come to mind and novel and interesting solutions to problems can be found. View things holistically, from a higher perspective. Indeed turning things on their head may produce innovative insights.

death cardIf people look at things in new ways and are prepared to change then the new year has exciting possibilities. What is the point in being burdened with an old attitude or perspective that is  no longer useful, just because it is the way that things have always been? Leave those things that are so last year and the year before that and the year before that and the year before that behind in 2012. Literally see yourself or physically throwing it into a rubbish bag and let the binmen take it away. One door opens as another closes. That is the cyclical rhythym of nature. It means that a cycle has ended and a new one is ready to begin.

The future is yet unwritten. Quantum physics teaches us that each moment holds a myriad of possibilities. The observor/participant effect is key. What we pay attention to manifests as we collapse the multiude of permutations and possibilities into one particle, one effect.

Play your wave function cards right this year. Stop and count to 12 before you “see it through”

Wishing You a Innovative and Exciting 2013

Rose Dixon

About rosedixon

Hello. I am Reiki Master Practitoner and Teacher in the Usui/Tibetan Ryoho Tradition a certified Crystal Healing Practitioner and Meditation Teacher. I have given Tarot and Psychic Readings for over 30 years. I have an MA in Psychoanalysis after studying language, symbols, dreams and the unconscious. I founded the School Of Wyrdynamics SOW, which is a school of thought whose intention is the study wyrd and patterns in my own and others' life unfoldments in order to create a healthier and more fulfilling life by maximising choices and positive potentials. Apart from above, other interests are Sociology, Quantum Physics, Qabalah, Ritual and Magickal Theory, Gematria, Animal Welfare and causes...Be The Change You Want to SOW
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