Realigning Your Intentions with Tarot
On the 11th, we talked about setting Goals with Tarot and Breaking Through Obstacles. In doing so, I realized something: I'm not so horrible at setting goals. In fact, I'm pretty good at it. My problem is that I set too many goals, want to complete them all quickly, and then I easily lose focus. So, today I'm using Tarot to re-align my intentions, to right my ship!
So, first, I wrote down all the ideas swimming around in my head right now -- from taking down the Christmas tree to writing about my spiritual journey.
Actually, before that, I spent the holiday doing only what I wanted to do. Then, I realized that I should make my goals for my new year's work about what I want to do. So, work will = fun, right!? That's my ultimate goal!
And you can do the same quite easily -- imagine that someone left you alone with all your favorite possessions and projects for 1 full day -- what would you do? I mean, after you binge-watched your fave shows and slept for half that day (true story)? I journaled! Like crazy! I filled my pages with sketches and colors of my favorite things. Weird, surreal images, and Tarot inspiration.
I was also completely DONE with over-thinking. I wanted to create some freebies for my site, so I did! I didn't ask myself if it would be profitable or if it would affect site visits. I created things that I loved and thoroughly enjoyed sharing with others. I also enjoyed completing my December email readings -- another passion of mine but noticed that I stressed over scheduling too many phone readings into my too-busy schedule.
Anyway, I could go on and on, but the gist of it is, I did a mental pro/con list. I kon-mari'd my brain, cleaning out everything that didn't serve or bring joy (except for my day job that pays the bills), and I realized 4 things:
- Gearing my site toward my journal and email readings feels oh so right and validates so many life-work things for me.
- After a dream where my great-great grandfather told me that I needed to spend more time at the water, I've vowed to plan more down-time for myself and family.
- I want to write more.
- I want to live a healthier life.
That's it! Four (main) goals for the new year. I can work on 4 things this year, easy peasy. Then I did an 8-card spread and asked simply, "What do I need to know about each of these goals?"
- Site Focus: Journal & Email Readings; Kn of Wands & 4 of Wands
I'm feeling inspired, ready to work. Fours are about building foundations, celebrating longevity -- all good things!
- Needing Down Time; 5 of Swords & The Emperor
A good reminder that I'm in control of my own life and schedule. I may need to make a stronger effort at managing my time, or I may feel that it's being stolen.
- Writing Projects; 3 of Swords & 2 of Swords
I have a tendency to get discouraged with writing projects, because I struggle to see the big picture. I'll need great focus and planning before acting. I'll need to meditate and rely on my intuition AND be ready to work hard.
- Living Healther; Kn of Cups & 7 of Pentacles
I love the image of the girl in the 7 of Pentacles. She looks like me, with long hair, healthy. I'm not sure what she's shopping for (ha!), but this tells me I'll be successful on my journey. I'll also need to grocery shop for healthy food always! I've already started this journey, and it feels great! The Kn of Cups reminds me to love myself, to approach this journey with love and to be my own best friend.