Sunday, 21 December 2014
As the shortest day and longest night, Yule, to me is a turning point. I love the long lazy summer days, so my heart sinks when the sunny days leave us and the dark days creep in.
Yule gives the promise of the returning light, the plants and flowers slowly begin to stir beneath the earth and the birds and animals start to re-appear.
I think Yule is the perfect time to leave some of our baggage behind in the darkness and nurture what we want to bring into the light. Tarot can help us look at what these tings can be, I have always been inspired by The Four Queens' approach to tarot and she has lovingly shared some lovely Yule tarot and oracle spreads on her YouTube channel here.
I think if we dig deep enough within ourselves there is always something we can find that can give us hope and inspiration to pursue, something to bring light into our lives.
Too many people make new year resolutions based on a major change in their lives and by February, have given up as they are not seeing the rewards fast enough. By using tarot we can 'check in' with ourselves and get a snapshot of what we need to address to accelerate our goals.
I am going to spend some time tonight assessing my goals for the coming year, and if I have to journey one small step at a time, I will. I will have a monthly check up with the cards to see if I am progressing in the right way and if I need to change anything I am doing, or even need to address an entirely different issue then so be it. I am not going to run a race with myself to get where I want to be. I'd rather take a stroll and enjoy the scenery, after all life is meant to be an experience and I want to experience as much as I can.
Have a blessed Yule and may the returning light illuminate your heart.