A Tarot Reading For 2021
The month of January is a time for welcoming in the new and casting out the old. Named after the Roman god Janus, a god with two faces - one that looks forward, the other that looks back. In this vein, Bella Gladman’s 2021 tarot reading encompasses the moods we’re leaving behind in 2020 and the energy we’re welcoming in for the year ahead.
King Of Cups
This first card suggests a moving away from dreaminess and self-indulgence. Perhaps you spent the tail end of last year sulking about scuppered holiday plans. Yes, it sucked, but you can’t brood forever. When you’re really in your feels, heartfelt expressions can slip into emotional manipulation. Ask people (politely) for what you would like, rather than guilting them into it. Shake off the loungewear you’ve been swaddling yourself in, and treat yourself with respect. Ease yourself gently out of elasticated waistbands via wrap fastenings and draped cuts: a grown-up in alternative that nevertheless retains the comfort factor.
Four Of Wands
Once that need to say “I’m baby” has dissolved, you’ll realise there’s actually much to celebrate, as we see in this card. Even as we face ongoing restrictions, we’re in a better position than last year, if only because we now know what lockdown is like - this ain’t our first rodeo. 2020 may have taken a lot from us, but coming into 2021, we have a much better idea of just how important our loved ones are and how important we are to other people. You may have friends who’ve got engaged or welcomed a new member (human or animal) to their family in this strange time - therefore a little gift to pay homage to the strength of our social bonds would be a lovely thing to do. Send a friend the other half of this Louise Madzia ceramic mug set so you can sip your brews in harmony. Should a four-legged friend be lighting up your life, might I suggest a doggy sweater to keep them warm in the January chill, or a collar and lead to keep them by your side?
Four Of Cups
Our next card suggests that keeping your standards high is a mood right now. Don’t settle if a compromise will cost you in the long run. If the options on offer in your life aren’t particularly appealing, it’s time to seek inspiration rather than selecting something that’ll only radiate disappointment every time it comes to mind. If it’s fashion you’re feeling disillusioned with, why not follow the Browns Instagram for styling ideas? Hold out for your hero, and wait for something truly extraordinary - say, a piece of fine jewellery that you’ll treasure forever. Foundrae’s gorgeous golden medallion charms are worth the wait.
Knight Of Coins
When you tap into knowing you’re worth it, you’re calling in some major Knight of Pentacles energy. The very definition of “eyes on the prize”, this card is all about staying power, consistency, and being dependable. Instead of letting New Year’s resolutions fizzle out, think “steady forward motion.” You don’t have to do it all at once, but you do have to keep on keeping on. So how can you bring ‘ol faithful energy into your life? First of all, make sure you get some sleep. Expending effort on a regular basis means having some energy in the tank, and willpower is weakened when you’re sleep-deprived. A silk pillowcase, an eye mask to block out any stray rays, or some fancy pyjamas as your suit of armour could be the perfect primers for your winning 2021 wellbeing strategy.
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