The cards pictured are from the Regal Shadow Tarot Deck.
Hermit and Two of Wands
The Hermit and Two of Wands speak to our need to center in ourselves and tap into our magic. This week we are called to look inside and connect to our power.
The Hermit is about creating a space where we can journey within. The card shows us a figure turning inward as they embrace the unknown. Through intentional alone time, we can tune out the voices of others and hear the wisdom inside.
By quieting our minds we can let in divine messages. We will access new insights and get closer to our personal truths. If you have been struggling with your direction or a difficult decision, The Hermit energy will support us in finding clarity.
The Hermit card references the personal spiritual journeys used by many cultures. The Aboriginals partake in Walkabouts, First People have the ritual of Vision Quests, and many cultures use labyrinths as a means of seeking wisdom.
How can you create your own spiritual ritual for finding answers? A relaxing bath, a hike in a beautiful place, or even a long walk alone will help set the right tone for doing the Hermit’s work. Put your phone on silent and really tune in to yourself.
The holidays can be a difficult time to find alone time, so ask your community for support around this. If someone needs to watch your kids or take care of an errand for you, it is okay to ask! We need to be able to take time for ourselves and let go of the guilt that may surround that.
Our next card speaks to what we should focus on in our alone time. And since this card has come up this month already, the universe really wants us to pay attention.
The Two of Wands asks us: What makes you feel the most energized? Where are you confident and in charge? What area do you feel is your domain?
The Two of Wands wants us to contemplate these questions. It wants us to tap into the place that fills us up and makes us feel purposeful and passionate. Wherever we feel the fire is where we should direct our energy.
The Two of Wands is all about using the places in our life where we feel the strongest and most confident to give us information about our purpose. We can also use these places to give us more strength and confidence in other areas where we feel less so.
The idea is if we know we can be courageous in some areas of our life, why can’t we harness that courage in other areas? We are funny, creative, and fearless at times but need to grow this energy into places where we are less confident.
Maybe you need to be brave with something you have been putting off. Maybe you need to be vulnerable with those you love. Or maybe you need to share your talents with a larger audience and connect to your greater purpose.
Wherever we need more power and direction, call upon the fiery energy that is already inside us. Use that fire inside to direct the next steps, especially looking into the new year. We have everything we need to expand our world.
Mantra for the week: I make time to unplug and connect with myself. In stillness, wisdom speaks to me.
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