On New Year’s Eve, I am reflecting on the past year in awe and wonder. It has been a beautiful, gentle year, with a lot of my time spent on intuitive work and quiet listening of nature and spirit.
My 2012 tarot year card was 18 “The Moon,” and my personality card for 2012 was 9 “The Hermit.”
The Moon Over Water (named in The Wildwood deck) speaks to my delving into my intuitive development. I prioritized my dreamwork, reiki healing, and shamanic journeying, strengthened my relationship with tarot, listened deeply to messages in nature, and cultivated relationships with some very wise trees. You could say the moon and I were very close in 2012.
I am grateful to have experienced such stillness in my “hermitage” (and those who have seen my latest home know it has space for peaceful retreat!) I call my hermit space “up in my nest,” as an owl’s nest of intuitive work. I was indeed “The Hooded (wo)Man,” but at the same time, had time to take part in joyful gathering in celebration throughout the year.
I also had my first close encounter with an owl this year! A barred owl dropped out of a tree and landed on the grass in front of me. I sat with that owl for about 40 minutes, and watched it and another owl up in the tree communicate with each other and just be owls. As an amateur birder, this was so awesome. I also visited wolves at Wolf Haven, and saw my first wolves, and heard them howl. That was a sound I will never forget.
My two tarot cards for 2012 could not have been more accurate to my experience of 2012. I experienced many quiet walks, a lot of grounding meditation, reading, and energy work. I tuned in deeply to stillness, and I am so grateful for this year of rest and quiet moments.
I am truly grateful for the beauty revealed to me this year from spirit guides, nature, tree beings, wise human beings and angels. Thank you. I am blessed.
I wish many blessing to all in 2013.