Today I decided to take a peek into the first month of 2012.
I went small and used only three cards.
“What does January 2012 has in store for me?
Position 2 Position 3 Position 1
Main gift 4 of Swords (A)
Main challenge 9 of cups (W)
Advice or best course of action. Page of swords (A)
The first thought to come to my mind is “May I return the gift?”
I am using the lovely Anna K Tarot deck.
The 4 of Swords
shows two women in a dark bedroom. Through the window we can see snow. The younger woman in bed is clearly sick and distressed. The older lady sits besides her to provide her with any comfort she can. Two swords are behind the head of the sick lady, one is to her right and one barely visible is at the feet of the bed.
This is obviously a dark, sad card. What kind of gift can it represent?
Will I be grateful to have someone at my side in my time of need?
I will be thankful to be able to be there for a loved one when he or she will need me most?
9 of Cups
A jubilant young couple is shown dancing while a crowd of happy, loving people cheer them on.
This is a happy scene, but the card is positioned in the main challenge for the month. It also follows the sad 4 of swords as a gift.
Perhaps it will be very hard for me to be truly happy and celebrate an important occasion while experiencing sadness at the same time.
Page of Swords
A young person prepares to do battle with some kind of scarecrow armed with a sword and a shield.
I could interpret this card in two different ways.
A) Practice makes perfect. Rehearse my response will help me face the obstacle better when the time will come.
B) Being aggressive and negative all the time is a waste of energy.
How do I sum up this reading?
Perhaps January will bring me joy and sadness at the same time.
Living in the moment may be hard, but the best thing to do. Face the sadness and be there for whoever may need me. Truly be happy and grateful for joy when it makes an appearance.
Being happy is not a betrayal to whoever I am sad for. Life is a wheel constantly turning. Celebrating happiness is even more important when we are aware of how fleeting it can be.
(A) = air, (W) = water, (F) = fire, (E) = earth.