2022 in the Cards

It's a frigid -8 degrees F in Minnesota, and we are holed up and staying cozy on this first day of 2022. Last night, I said that my new years resolution is to discard assumptions I have about myself. My identity includes many things that come along with virgo sun sign: I'm organized, analytical, conservative when it comes to risk... All true. But what if I embraced the aspects of myself that run contrary to those currents? What would happen if I stopped playing it SO safe and embraced the spirit of the explorer? The searcher? What if I listened to my restless heart that aches for some undefined something? Something that inches closer to my truth... Something that walks closer to the walk of my true path...a path that revels itself to me little by little as I take those risks to listen to its calling. 

Magic is what happens when I take risks to walk that walk. In high school, a palm reader told me to read a book called The Artists Way by Julia Cameron. I searched casually for this book without success for 4 years. There's a saying: when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. The teacher appeared in the form of a book sitting on a shelf in a used book store. Almost like it waved me down in my peripheral vision. I bought The Artists Way, took it to Hidden Beach on Cedar Lake, read the first few chapters, and it lit up my mind so much that I played my first ever open mic set at the Terminal Bar in Minneapolis. It was the beginning of my music career.

Magic is what happens. 

I did a zoom call with my friend this evening, and we drew some cards for our personal journeys of 2022. I have four decks, and I drew one from each deck for each of us. 

From the Celtic Tarot deck, my card was The Magician: the card of inspired manifestation.

From the Tarot of the Spirit deck, I drew the Ten of Wind: a death to the old way of thinking and a rise to new perspectives. Transcending the ways of thinking that limit and rise up on winds of change. 

From the  Medicine Cards, I drew my animal spirit - the buddy that will help me and teach me on my journey: The Dog. Loyal, loving and serving.

From The Starseed Oracle deck, I drew The Portal card of manifestation: "Doors are opening...extreme transformation can occur. What would you most like to experience?"

Four pillars of manifestation rose up around me with these cards. It seems like the universe is indeed getting slippery, I just have to be brave and take the risks.

These are beautifully powerful questions to ponder for this new moon of a new year: what would you most like to experience? What life do you most want to live?