“You can only lose what you cling to.” ~Buddha
As 2021 chugs to completion, the time is ripe for reflecting on the past year and setting intentions for the coming one.
Personally, it has been a year of processing and healing. I was fortunate to travel to Texas, California and Oregon in May and June to visit friends and family with my daughter during a calm era of the pandemic.
My natural state of being if of joy, optimism, and playfulness, but that energy has been somewhat stifled over the last year. I haven’t been teaching yoga; I haven’t been writing; I haven’t allowed myself to express my joy. I’ve recently remembered how essential joy really is. I’ve rediscovered what brings me joy: yoga, writing, practice, play. The advice: “make sure you’re having a little more fun!”
The more joy I have, the more I can inspire others to be joyful.
I pulled a few cards on the night of the Solstice a few days ago, thinking forward to the coming winter, spring, summer, and fall of the numerologically stellar year ahead, 2022.
May all beings be peaceful, safe, happy, healthy, and free!
The 7 of Wands represents a struggle with other people’s creative ideas. It could indicate entering into stiff competition. We must learn to value our ambition and competitive instinct, which may seem counterintuitive.
The 10 in the Mayan cosmovision is manifestation. “The key to manifestation in all realms is clear intention and embodiment of your divine essence,” according to the Mayan Oracle. It’s time for each of us to look closely at our own roots and foundations. What motivates our choices? When we are in resonance with the universe, manifestation is a natural by-product.
The Star is a feminine card of feeling, instinct, imagination, and intuition. All the things of the third eye (the brow chakra in the forehead between and slightly above the eyebrows).
In the Mythic Tarot deck, she is Pandora, having opened her box. She is waiting and hopeful, but “this quality of hope has nothing to do with planned expectations.” It instead refers to faith amidst difficulties and challenges. The Star is the promise of a brighter tomorrow.
The number 11 in Mayan cosmovision is dissonance. Change, disintegration, letting go, and connecting with our core essence are the themes. It’s time to reexamine our cherished beliefs, ideals and images and to clear space.
In the Eight of Pentacles card, a hard-working apprentice is learning and acquiring a new skill. What new skill are you learning or will you learn? Have you noticed a recently developed talent that’s worthy of your effort to develop? Be in tune with your enthusiasm and energy for a new field of work. Be willing to start over with a beginner’s mind.
The Language of Light card relates to feelings, transcendence, and direct access to Source. “Let your heart be your compass,” says the Mayan Oracle. Notice recurring symbols, numbers, and colors.
The Queen of Pentacles is about learning the full expression of sensuality and the value of the body. She reminds us of the importance of pleasures that preserve and enrich life. Money as energy is a prominent theme. This card means that energy of a strong, sensual, self-sufficient and diligent woman is within and/or around us.
The nahual Kan (Chicchan) represents serpent power, or kundalini. Its key themes include vitality, passion, body wisdom, motivation, desire, instinct, creativity, integration, purification, and intimacy.