After last year’s encouraging Year Ahead Spread, I went ahead to do one for 2018, using the Personal Space Tarot. It ended up being some harsh truths that I have to swallow – and the reading came out more advisory than predictive. I also secretly felt like I might’ve not shuffled the deck enough LOL but there must be a reason why I stopped shuffling and started dealing the cards.
For this reading, I had prepared myself more than usual – I cleansed my space, I lit incense, I hit my singing bowl to clear any bad mojo, used the crystals that I had to form a sacred circle and dealt the cards. Not gonna lie, I felt like I levelled up so much more than last year! 🙂 That makes me happy.
Without further ado, here are my readings for myself.
Jan: The Hermit, reversed
It’s been too long since you’ve kept to yourself. Working on inner alchemy is something important you are striving towards, but just like meditation, apart from focus, you have to work on your peripheral awareness. It’s good to take a break sometimes and meet your friends before they forget you.
Feb: The Wheel of Fortune, reversed
Bad luck will pass; take these misfortunes in your stride. Things will go back to normal. What goes around comes around. Keep calm and move on.
Mar: The Five of Wands, reversed
The competition is getting to you, hard. The little bursts of in-fighting is not something you are handling very well. It will be good if you can take a step back and not let yourself be part of these meaningless quarrels.
Apr: The Seven of Pentacles, reversed
Don’t bother to wait for fruition. It may never come; a watched kettle never boils. Instead, focus your energies elsewhere. You’ve been working at this for a while, and even though it’s important to see it through, don’t let it consume you.
May: The Eight of Pentacles, reversed
You’ve been forgetting your fundamentals. Work at your skills, keep at it. Even though you’re ahead, it doesn’t mean the old rules don’t apply to you now. They still do. Remember them and embrace them. Polish yourself.
Jun: Strength, reversed
Sometimes, brute force is what you need. Compassion is important, but it doesn’t mean you let yourself be a doormat. Stand up for yourself, say something. Be the wild lion.
Jul: The Five of Cups, reversed
Let yourself grieve. Sometimes, it’s not about remembering what you have and burying the sadness beneath. Asali’s card of 2017 is this card and it made me realise that grieving makes sense when its fresh. Look at your spilled cups, remember what they meant. You’ve to honor what you’ve lost before you can move forwards with what you have.
Aug: The Six of Cups, reversed
You have had so many difficult things happen to you; and when they resurface, sometimes it’s difficult to deal with it. Seek support from your friends and let them know it’s been difficult. You need support and there is no shame in admitting that.
Sep: The Queen of Swords
You’re at the peak of your intellect. You’ve always strived to be more thoughtful. This is when you need to really push the boundaries; your potential will reveal itself when you work on this in September. It’s time to turn your past sorrow into self-knowledge.
Oct: The Queen of Cups
From knowledge to emotions, through exploring your mind, you have somehow arrived at the heart. Take this time to know these feelings that arise within you; they are not who you are, but sensations you can handle. Knowing this, you will have more choice in choosing how you feel. Enjoy company.
Nov: The Eight of Cups
Sometimes, you must learn how to leave. Was there something you’ve invested in, a person or a relationship, that somehow did you worse? Consider leaving. It may hurt, seeing what you’ve built just gone to waste, but self-care should be a priority.
Dec: The Page of Pentacles, reversed
Take a break. You don’t always have to be the worldly knowledgeable curious character; sometimes it’s all right to just not question and not find out. Laze in bed, hug your bolster and read a fiction book. It’s the holidays after all.
Theme: The Knight of Pentacles, reversed
Financial woes – it is to be expected. You’ve opted a different path and now have to serve as a knight. Stay the course and focus on the other parts of your life instead – the Swords, the Cups and the Wands. These are areas that you can still work on. Financially, however, you just need that time and experience; there is no two ways about it, no short-cuts.
This is my Year Ahead Reading for myself. I’ll probably be writing this into my Metaphysician’s Planner as well to be able to reflect on every month and to judge my own accuracy. If anyone is interested in having me do a Year Ahead Reading for them, please message me at my Facebook page. Happy New Year <3