A Tarot Reading For 2021
Bid adieu to 2020 and say hello to 2021 - it’s time to leave all that tired stuff in the past and make some space for the future that awaits. With great uncertainty comes great potential, as Bella Gladman’s 2021 tarot reading demonstrates...
Ten Of Swords
This first card suggests that we have had it. No more. Finito. But when you’ve hit the bottom, the only way is up. We’re leaving this painful energy behind as we move forward. As we say goodbye to a difficult 2020 chapter, it’s time to honour it, and review what you learned. 2020’s trials and tribulations might have shown you that when it comes down to it, it’s the real things that matter, the real people who show up for you. In this spirit, say “thank you” to that tricky time for teaching us some important lessons. Light a candle and create softness to contrast with those hard truths. BODE’s soft embroidery and quilting takes the old and remakes it into something beautiful.
When the angst has passed, The Lovers is a card that brings in romance. If the dreaded R-word immediately sends shivers down your spine, relax! Romance comes in many different forms - it’s about exhilaration and appreciation. Start simple by romancing yourself before you make grand overtures to someone else. Cook yourself your favourite meal. Make listening to music a special occasion with sleek new speakers. Walk with a spring in your step c/o the latest sneaker releases. Nothing says look on the bright side like sunglasses. Most importantly - ditch your old underpants in favour of something fresh (a gift to you - and to anyone who gets to see you in them.)
Queen Of Cups
This card represents what’s gaining momentum in your life and an appreciation of creativity. The mood of this card is all about using emotions in a creative way. It’s easy to channel positive emotions into something useful, but harder to know what to do with emotions like anger, or sadness. This is where creativity comes in. Furious about the state of the world? Why not volunteer or join a campaign? If you’re heartbroken, try making something: DIY and crafting are constructive rather than destructive. (We take our inspiration from By Walid and Ahluwalia’s artfully reconstructed textiles.) 2021’s the time to invent new ways to do things. Take a step out of your comfort zone - try a printed shirt from Martine Rose or Iroquois if you wish you were more outgoing. Or if you wish you had your sh*t together, nothing says “I absolutely know what I’m doing,” like Thom Browne tailoring.
Nine Of Cups
Having welcomed in a creative outlook, you’ll arrive at the Nine of Cups, popularly known as the ‘wish come true’ card! Dreams do come true! When you read that last sentence, what came to mind first? Make a note of it. The Nine of Cups says that you can have nice things, that success is available to you, that you too are a winner. What’s your wildest fashion vision? Do you daydream about living kooky with Tyler the Creator and Iggy Pop in a Gucci campaign? Do you long to be the clean, precise, sharp-cheekboned Prada man? Or perhaps get your hands on a timeless heritage piece. Dress as if it were already true.
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