Tarot Symbols & Meanings Jan 1

 

The Magician

“Acting as if is a powerful imaginary tool we can use to get ourselves unstuck.”
Melody Beattie

The personal power and the initiative to create and recreate from ideas not yet manifest, whether we acknowledge the muse or not, often strings us along to live another day. There’s little question that most of us live our lives more fully if we remain creatively active. This could involve maintaining what exists already, if we desire to do so. It may also mean having the courage to start over again if necessary. Any activity that produces something tangible and valuable, or translates into something tangible and valuable outside of ourselves, is a viable part of this creative magic. At times, the impetus of the Magician may call us to act as if in order to set the stage for what is, the reality we desire. We may be called to look beyond today’s circumstances and exercise the magical idea of acting as if, particularly if today’s circumstances seem to place those nagging and evidential limitations on our creativity.

The Magician is paired with the number One. Ones are all about beginnings, the first things on the list, how one must start, sort out, or extend his initial concentrated effort. The Magician is a pioneer who is called to lead by his determination. The Magus inside is there to imagine how it would be if anything were done differently. As the magic in us considers the laws of cause and effect, it also instinctively considers how we might manipulate those realities for more desirable results.

Complete awareness and a sense of his own power are also present as the Magician raises his wand or performs his magic. He truly holds a paradigm shift in his right hand, and he knows it. He may have had to learn this the hard way, how to stand on his own. No doubt he did not start with the mastery or skill you now see. More likely he began with either an unhealthy dose of low self esteem or even pigheadedness.

The Magician has had to push out and learn about being more self-assertive, in order to meet his goals. At some point he looked around at the resources available to him and decided that they must do. When he did that, he struck the perfect creative balance between planting his feet firmly on earth while receiving from the heavens.

Perhaps at one time, before he developed the skill to pull rabbits out of hats, he simply set the stage by imagining what if, then acted upon it. He aimed for the reality he desired by not seeing things only as they were, but what he thought they could be. And he was therefore able to grip the tail of potential until it became reality.

The Magician is the part of us that enjoys entertaining and being entertained. Nothing preserves a magic moment better than creating it and extending it outward. We learn along the way that we receive even more creative power by discharging it. Though some things we may create are considered trade secrets, we’ll find they won’t create magic when held too close to our breast; they are to be shared, if for no better reason than to reinforce that the magic is still with us. The medicine of life goes down better if we continue to believe in magic. The Magician truly is the spoonful of sugar.

Many people live life in reaction, being knocked from one experience to the next. To choose to act means to direct your strength toward the place you want to go. If the Magician is absent in one’s life, so is the magic. Those without him live mundanely. They fail to actualize their own abilities and direct them toward a well-defined objective.

The Magician reminds us that to live is to create, co-create, or recreate constantly. When we step aside from doing one of those three, we are no longer truly living. If we see the magic in life, we act now, having defined and shaped exactly what it is we want. It brings back the missing radiance into our lives.

The Magician coaxes us to get in touch with our own spiritual potential. Refine our abilities. Become keenly aware of what we don’t want in order to know exactly what we do want. Understand our own intentions. Actualize our abilities, knowing we have the resources we need for even this, no matter how this may seem to floor us.

Even the archetypal trickster serves a role as an ally when he presents us alternatives to a path that feels all locked-in and worn out. At his heart, he is the messenger who assists the Creator in finding yet another way.

“God is still creating.”
Simeon Peter

Uncommon Tarot Interpretations

Observe the Four Rules of Magic: to know, to dare, to want, and to treasure

The quest to understand everything

Difficulty with body part(s) that push out or extend: shoulders, arms, hands, lungs

Hallucinations

Pay attention to what’s going on around you, not just where you’re told to look

 

Energetic Forecast Jan 22-31

This Week’s Energetic Forecast

 

Each week in twelve key areas of your life a combination of your individual choices, collective consciousness, and galactic influences converge into a series of living energies and events you experience as life. These physiological and psychological patterns are posted here for your guidance. Understanding the patterns and cycles that influence you daily will help you live life more satisfactorily and serenely.

January 22-31

 

Self
Who I Am

What may start out as a very productive, independent step forward on your part may be met by another side of you that dreads the unfamiliar coming up. You don’t mind being viewed as the one who is expressively self-sacrificing, as long as you are noticed. Be patient if others aren’t as quick to understand you as you think they should be.

 

Possessions
What I Own

You may feel the need to give a gift that keeps on giving this week. The style and manner in which you give it defines how secure you feel about what you have to give.

 

Discovery
How I Learn

It’s time to talk others into chasing their dreams and at the very least, following their goals. Your words and especially life illustrations are particularly inspiring for those who may be doubting their ability to finish what they started.

 

Family
My Kinship Connections

Family values bring an inherent pride and joy into your ability to do what you do best. You realize just how much this week.

 

Creativity
How I Express Myself

The search for balance is key, right next to your careful analysis of what cautionary items to which you need to pay attention. If order cannot be restored, you may need to temporarily step back.

 

Health
My Body, Mind, & Emotions

“Getting there” requires yet more daily structure and consistency than perhaps you’d originally planned for. It’s okay to take things one step at a time.

 

Partnership
Who I Share With

You may find it difficult to explain why you need the space to explore and experiment with what it means to be a viable partner, and how that may contribute to more complete harmony from your point of view. State your needs as plainly as you can.

 

Transformation
How I Change

Your sense of responsibility determines what you’re willing to qualify as appropriate boundaries for yourself at this time, be it money, power, or sex. This may stifle your ability to trust in your dreams a bit, the ones you’ve that felt up to now really count.

 

Spirituality
How I Connect

If you feel drawn to explore unusual or unique facets of human existence, the pull is planetary. Don’t be afraid to share the ideas you’ve garnered through educational or spiritual exploration. If others can’t also benefit from your ideas, knowledge, and inspiration, why have them?

 

Career
My Livelihood

Choosing your individual path in your profession may set up some power struggles this week. Don’t resort to victim behavior. Though you may sense you are being sabotaged, no one comes out unscathed, and the experience will assist you in your vocational growth nonetheless.

 

Vision
My Goals

You might experience feeling odd man out this week. But when you reconsider, you will see that this is a common feeling among diverse points of view surrounding you, that everyone has their moment feeling odd duck when emotions are high.

 

Sacrifice
How I Surrender

Although you may not have defined it for yourself in such a way, part of the difficulty with interacting with others is the drain their emotions place upon you. You may want to retreat or overeat if you find yourself feeling overwhelmed. Adhering to a steady routine will help.

 

Energetic Forecast Jan 15-21

This Week’s Energetic Forecast

Each week in twelve key areas of your life a combination of your individual choices, collective consciousness, and galactic influences converge into a series of living energies and events you experience as life. These physiological and psychological patterns are posted here for your guidance. Understanding the patterns and cycles that influence you daily will help you live life more satisfactorily and serenely.

January 15-21

 

Self
Who I Am

This week is the house of mirrors. You see what you can see in others because you first understand it within yourself. It may not at first be comfortable, but it is key to gaining a new and liberating understanding of life.

 

Possessions
What I Own

This week is a financial battleground between best intentions to be proactive and practical, and the longings for financial freedom and independence. Some things might be acquired spontaneously, thus creating buyer’s remorse. You might experience easy come, not so easy go.

 

Discovery
How I Learn

Use your words! They are the most valuable tool in your tool shed right now. Like anything else, you will improve with practice.

 

Family
My Kinship Connections

If you feel you need to find or prepare a separate space from those around you who are all too familiar, it’s okay. Everybody needs distance at times to truly navigate closeness.

 

Creativity
How I Express Myself

This week it feels better in general to keep creative risks at a minimum. Calculated risks or low-risk ventures with cushioning and fail-safes suit you better at this time.

 

Health
My Body, Mind, & Emotions

Love of routine balances craving for spontaneity and discovery. If you feel like settling down to the brass tacks of any situation this week, just make sure you maintain your enthusiasm for investigating the whole situation.

 

Partnership
Who I Share With

Striving for perfection in your relationships may draw out unwelcome criticism. You will find that at some point, even those you admire most can fall short. Letting go of how you think it has to be is one way to discover a better, alternative path.

 

Transformation
How I Change

Understanding more about the energies at play in your relationships could involve setting aside any unnecessary drama and looking square at the facts for the time being.

 

Spirituality
How I Connect

What fills your spirit this week starts as a growing urge to break away from the confinement of some spiritual mores you’ve previously accepted or taught. You want to seek out and write a new code for yourself that fosters free and independent inspiration.

 

Career
My Livelihood

Integrating foreign or global connections as well as training in certain aspects of global trade and marketing is important for your career right now. You may have to roll up your sleeves a little higher, but the hard work and risks involved will expand your publicity exponentially.

 

Vision
My Goals

Some of your fast-held friends as well as newer acquaintances you have enjoyed lately may feel as though you are patronizing them. It’s a coin toss whether you really are, because inwardly you find out just how much even small slights sting, but outwardly, you at first give the impression that you are unmoved.

 

Sacrifice
How I Surrender

This could be a melt-down week for empaths or super-sensitives; it all comes back to feeling overwhelmed in your inability to separate others’ thoughts and feelings from your own. The undercurrents of the world weigh heavily on you. Just a few moments’ meditation may be enough to yield the detachment you need to counteract what troubles you.

Energetic Forecast Jan 8-14

This Week’s Energetic Forecast

 

Each week in twelve key areas of your life a combination of your individual choices, collective consciousness, and galactic influences converge into a series of living energies and events you experience as life. These physiological and psychological patterns are posted here for your guidance. Understanding the patterns and cycles that influence you daily will help you live life more satisfactorily and serenely.

January 8-14

 

Self
Who I Am

Showing what you know is best dispensed in fewer bytes this week, so you leave time to demonstrate your creative thoughts in action.

 

Possessions
What I Own

Extending care to others will raise your personal vibration, awareness, and sense of security. This may also involve releasing a possession or two—particularly the idea that you are somehow more secure with them at your side.

 

Discovery
How I Learn

No ambition is an island. You’ve got to let others into your viewfinder and communicate your feelings and insights out in the open, where they can be appreciated and fully realized.

 

Family
My Kinship Connections

Time to move or replace that piece of furniture, or element at home base that’s not working anymore. Maybe it needs even more than just a good cleaning or dressing up. You can guarantee it follows you to work and other aspects of your life, as well.

 

Creativity
How I Express Myself

Others may openly recognize your infectious joie de vivre and be drawn in, wanting more. What they may not readily see are elements of methodical selection, discipline, and cooperation it required to make you so, or to get you there.

 

Health
My Body, Mind, & Emotions

Time to rededicate yourself to all those endeavors requiring higher levels of structure, duty, organization, and discipline. Hit the gym and turn down dessert. It’s easier to do this particular week because several disciplinary and impellent planets are in your corner.

 

Partnership
Who I Share With

What best influences your partnerships this week, personal or financial, is viewing the situations before you now as an opportunities for discovery and adventure, particularly the challenging ones.

 

Transformation
How I Change

Desires to unite dreams or focus with others’ visions may wax and wane this week. You must make the choice: either you will adapt to certain instability you perceive around you, or you will not.

 

Spirituality
How I Connect

This is a great week for having or participating in groups, workshops, or educational conventions that focus on diversity versus convention.

 

Career
My Livelihood

It is expedient this week that you understand and redefine any underperforming elements in your workplace, ones calling for your attention. Some culling may be necessary.

 

Vision
My Goals

You may feel urges to lead the charge in spurts this week, defining and redefining boundaries that support more human interest venues.

 

Sacrifice
How I Surrender

The sure-footed stance you’ve maintained when things are tough may find the ground eroding away. As you scramble for a foothold, remember that recovering your stability may also be found in matching the way the ground shifts and riding the drift.

Energetic Forecast January 1-7

This Week’s Energetic Forecast

 

Each week in twelve key areas of your life a combination of your individual choices, collective consciousness, and galactic influences converge into a series of living energies and events you experience as life. These physiological and psychological patterns are posted here for your guidance. Understanding the patterns and cycles that influence you daily will help you live life more satisfactorily and serenely.


January 1-7

Self
Who I Am

Talk is not always cheap. Your words can help others define who you appear to be, yet even these words don’t typically reach the deeper emotional quests that shape who you really are. Others may think they know you, but they really don’t.

 

Possessions
What I Own

Saving for a rainy day is a solid, yet static, economic policy. When extra resources appear at your doorstep this week, don’t hoard them all. Enjoying and sharing the glut, temporary though it may be, shapes the impetus that allows you to ride the crest of this economic wave through the trough to the next pot of gold.

 

Discovery
How I Learn

Tendencies to feel better about yourself when “you know that you know” is at its height this week. Yet as you arrive at the answer, another question takes its place.

 

Family
My Kinship Connections

Your emotional states could contribute to illness this week. The stress of wanting something “just so” at home may be tapping out your reserves. Find structure in small bites; this will prove both workable and manageable.

 

Creativity
How I Express Myself

In your endeavor to create something that passes your inspection, you’re coming across as intense—although that’s not what you originally intended. In learning more about cooperating with diverse personalities, you must first plumb your own opinions to see where they fit, and where they don’t.

 

Health
My Body, Mind, & Emotions

This is the week to commit to acquiring more training, education, or knowledge about your avocation on this planet. You can continue to feel unrecognized for your abilities, or you can put them to work.

 

Partnership
Who I Share With

Relationships and partnerships this week could be much more than scratching the surface with lip service. You could elect to cooperate with others, keeping the peace at all costs, but this kind of peace feels lifeless. You want change more than you want arranged harmony.

 

Transformation
How I Change

Potent and yet unrecognized passions are at work in your life this week, and it is great passion that elevates the soul to greater things. Looking for the yet unrecognized is a paradox within itself; the key lies in being open to new possibilities that present themselves as stimuli for transformation.

 

Spirituality
How I Connect

This week, some of your fast-held and institutional organization may unravel a bit at the seams. It’s a week of unpredictability and spontaneity working into your life and threatening to broaden your horizons, particularly if you commute or travel.

 

Career
My Livelihood

Vocational wounds present forage for new directions and yet uncharted healing. As you heal, you gain your true profession.

 

Vision
My Goals

Self-discipline, it’s true, lays a solid foundation for creating your destiny. You have to allow that your own personal compassion will at times have you over-doing for a humane purpose, counter to your carefully laid-out goals. It’s okay; true human compassion has a way of superseding self-discipline.

 

Sacrifice
How I Surrender

Working behind the scenes will ground you when reaching for the stars. It’s the moments of seclusion in these isolated or remote arenas that give you a much-needed emotional retreat. Look for ways to recharge your batteries this week, away from the fray.