What is there left to say about 2020? I was initially excited that another Metal Rat Year was in motion, but now I know that the first Metal Rat year in my lifetime ( my birth year) was much more pleasant and hopeful . While I hold no illusions that a new calendar year will extinguish all of 2020’s horror and loss, I do believe in the power of collective intention and action.
Let me briefly share some updates and well wishes as we cross the finish line and enter 2021:
I have been devoting more of my time to learning experientially about energetics and it is a slow process. I have known about chakras, reiki, and crystals for some time but never truly put in the effort to get a handle on how they work or my relationship with them. Some folks have asked me to share more about my reiki experience so here is a brief update: I received my final attunement for Reiki I certification in October and it seemed to coincide with more GI distress. My health continues to be unstable since the summer and I continue to adjust and find ways to help heal and soothe my physical form. What I have discovered so far is that Reiki becomes more obvious with more consistent application. Sometimes my meals taste better and my plants grow stronger after I apply Reiki. Other times I do not notice any change. I also notice that Reiki seems to be stronger when I lay down to receive it. My hands do seem warmer to the touch and my body begins to warm from the feet on up. While I do not see definitive shifts in my health, I sense that there is some improvement. I will keep practicing and be patient. It does seem miraculous that I now have access to this powerful energy, but don’t we all have access to more than we know?
Meeting more people online has led to more joy and discoveries. One recent example is some amazing abundance via Facebook. Through a FB group I attended a holiday crystal sale/auction. While I did not “know the ropes” of this process, I ended up with two beautiful pendants. The first is a tiger eye owl that I bought early on in the event. I learned that tiger eye is associated with the solar plexus chakra and offers protection. I am very drawn to earth tones and Owl is one of my totems. It is quite odd that two of us wanted the same pendant and I did not use the proper terminology in securing the sale. The other woman who wanted the owl decided to let me purchase it because I declared my intent first. I thanked her and found that to be very kind.
I actually won this gorgeous Ocean Jasper pendant adorned with 2 spirals in a giveaway for those who made a purchase. This was curious because a few of us chose 111 for the random drawing and entered the contest earlier. I felt very fortunate, especially when I learned about Ocean Jasper’s connections to the heart chakra, bringing forth happiness and relaxation. Jasper tends to be a good fit for me and the lovely spirals are quite powerful symbols.
I did a 4 card tarot reading for myself with the Goddess Tarot Deck for the Cancer full moon and 3 of the 4 cards contained swords, signaling the end of difficulty and suggesting the use of intellect and communication. I also pulled a new card for me, the Walawak/Oppression. It was drawn upside down, so here is the reversed card meaning :
Reversed: Though your situation may feel overwhelming and intimidating, hidden forces are at work to transform things for the better. Be patient.
Considering my employment and health status, I see this as incredibly hopeful. It was really the perfect message to receive as 2020 comes to a close.
I know as an Astrologer that 1-1-21 is an artificial demarcation and could choose from a number of dates to be a more suitable time to start a new year. But what matters is where and to what we attribute meaning. The collective ritualization of New Year’s Eve on 12-31 and New Year’s day on 1-1 gives these days power and agency. So I woke up today after an amazing dream of seeing a glowing star/ ship? in the sky feeling peaceful and more relaxed that I have in days. Both of my friends and my mother are healing well and the friend who had a life threatening illness is out of the woods! The mail today included some surprise cards and gifts that left me feeling a completion.
As I exit 2020 I am grateful for all of you who travel with me on my path of awakening, being there for some or all the moments since I began blogging almost 8 years ago. Your presence is such a precious gift. Thanks to all who have donated to the blog and who have gotten readings or participated in blog challenges. I appreciate you ❤ !
I will leave you with another find of 2020, the music of Tim Janis. His videos combine soothing music with up close images of Gaia’s bounty. The marriage of music and photography are stunning. As you view the video, imagine the world you want to create. The Golden Age aka Age of Aquarius is already here in some form. It is up to all of us to uncover the glorious new possibilities that have been obscured by the negativity. Here’s to more excavation and alchemy, bringing us closer to the New Earth. I wish everyone the reversed Wawalak blessings, an end to oppression for all time. Utilizing energetics may also be a tool for the way forward.
Blessings to you in 2021 and beyond!
Golden age images courtesy of wikipedia.org public domain