Thursday, February 3, 2022

January 2022 Word of the Month--Clarity: End of the Month

To help my personal growth, I've decided that not only will I have a card of the year, I will also choose a word each month to study and reflect on.  I'll be reading books and articles on my word of the month as well as figuring out activities that will help me incorporate that word into my life.  My word of the month for January is:


At the beginning and end of each month, I will also do a reading.  The beginning of the month reading will be about what lessons I can learn from the card and the end of month reading will be about what I did learn.  As this is my first go round, I expect that things will change a little bit as I learn and grow in this practice.

End of the Month Reading

Deck:  Tarot of the Divine

What does clarity mean for me right now?
Clarity for me right now, according to the Ten of Cups,  means knowing how much I am loved and appreciating all that I have.  It is looking at my life with clear eyes and seeing the good as well as the bad.  It is also about using my gifts, including my intuition, to better myself and others.  I think the biggest thing that I learned about clarity is that it comes from the subconscious and intuition and not from logic.

As the sea often represents the subconscious, this card is apt as Julnar's brother is rising from the sea to recognize and congratulate her.  To me this represents thoughts from the subconscious rising to the surface to be recognized.

Interestingly, in my initial reading, I pulled Yemaya as the Queen of Cups, which is also a card about the sea.

What did I need to learn about clarity?

That clarity can be found in solitude and in nature, according to the Page of Pentacles.  It is about making time for those you love, for loving animals, and spending time alone.  This makes sense as it is hard for me to get in touch with my inner wisdom when I am surrounded by people and distractions.  When I think of being a goatherder, I think of time spent in the mountains watching out for those under my care and enjoying the time in nature.

Another lesson of the Page of Pentacles is that doing what I love will open up my intuition.  This is because when I'm doing what I love, I am happy and in a good headspace.

What do I need to do to continue to bring clarity into my life?

The Lovers card tells me that I need to love and trust myself.  Hate and discontent blocks the channels to my intuition.  It is okay to acknowledge that some people are jackasses, but I don't need to take on their stuff.  I need to acknowledge them as jackasses, pray for them as humans, and let go of all the insanity and weirdness.

When I let people disrupt my flow, it blocks my connection to the divine and to my intuition.  What I am realizing is that when I put others above myself, I'm not loving myself.  When I let people get in my head, I'm not being kind and loving to myself.  This is another way that I put other people above myself as I worry about their thoughts over mine.

What benefits will I have bringing clarity into my life?

Having clarity in my life will guide me to always seek the truth for me, according to the Eight of Cups.  I think that is the key that I was missing in that clarity does not mean that there is one right answer, it means that there is one right answer for me.  Maybe that is the greatest lesson that clarity brings, that there is a right answer for me.  It does not have to be the right answer for anyone else, it only has to be the right answer for me.

We are going through a tremendous shift in consciousness right now as people start to understand that a lot of what we have been told growing up is lies.  it is a lie that if you work hard you will have a job.  It is a lie that a college degree brings a better job.  All of those things are lies.

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