“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements.”
― Anaïs Nin
Today you are able to get an objective overview of where you are at so that you are able to make long-term plans. This is a good day for a 2016 year review to help you put the year into perspective and see what progress you have made so far, as well as which areas still need a bit more work.
The World corresponds with Saturn and represents, in the broadest sense, the natural limitations imposed on our spirit by time and space. Without time and space, we would have no challenges and without challenges, we are not able to learn and grow. The World card typically shows up when we are approaching the end of a cycle of learning, to help us tie up any loose ends and help us prepare for new beginnings.
The Queen of Swords (Water of Air) corresponds with Libra. In the Frideborg Tarot, we see Marie Curie, a woman of science, in this card. Queens nurture and this queen nurtures with her words and her keen mind. This energy can help you sort the chaff from the wheat today, without feeling too weighed down emotionally. Activities such as writing and balancing your books are excellent. Next to The World, this Queen, helps make sense of what the hell just happened in 2016. Embrace her scientific curiousity today and try to learn as much as possible from the recent past!
The Emperor corresponds with Aries and speaks of a need to take responsibility, get organised and ensure that you are the boss of your own life. You don’t get to abdicate just because some things didn’t turn out how you wished or expected them to. With The World and The Queen, this card speaks of creating stability for the future by balancing any lingering influences from the past that may still be out of whack.
The quint* of these three cards works out to 38/11 Justice (Libra) which makes the overall theme one of bringing things into harmony and balance, as well as appreciating the beauty of creation. Justice is ruled by Venus and Archangel Anael.
Questions to contemplate today:
- What did I learn in 2016?
- What did I excel at/complete in 2016?
- What still needs work/completion?
- How can I create stability and harmony in my life in 2017?
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*You get the quint by adding the numbers of all the cards together and reducing that number to a digit between 1-22, to correspond to one of the 22 Major Arcana cards. The Fool (usually 0) is assigned the numerical value 22. The court cards are numbered 11 – Page, 12 – Knight, 13 – Queen and 14 – King.