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LOOKING BACK AT 2016

December 31, 2016

To be honest, there are a lot of life lessons you can learn in this movie.

Grab a popcorn and watch Dr. Strange again.

Before I end this article, here's a challenge for you:

WHAT TO BE GRATEFUL FOR: Ten Of Cups - Reversed 

I admit that I am missing someone terribly and I know all I can only do now is to wait. *sigh*

WHAT TO LEAVE BEHIND AND LET GO? Knight Of Swords - Reversed

While we can all be impulsive and aggressive in achieving what we want we must still learn to balance everything with care, thorough planning and with regard for others who may be involved. Leave and let go of things that stresses us out and which that causes blockages. Let's take it easy.

WHAT TO FOCUS ON THE YEAR AHEAD? Seven Of Wands

While the future is unknown and not set in stone, we are still aware that we may face battles ahead. Rather than running away again, this time take a stand. Feel the fear - fear is what makes us humans. Focus on maintaining your ground, we can be compassionate without being weak. 

WHAT TO ACCEPT ON THE YEAR AHEAD? Ten Of Swords

Did I really pull this out? *sigh* 

WHAT TO PROTECT ON THE YEAR AHEAD? Two Of Wands

While my mantra has always been thinking and setting up long term goals - I need to protect it even more this coming year.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ON THE YEAR AHEAD: The World

The future is built day by day, decision by decision. With that being said we learn completion, achievement and a sense of fulfilment.

ADVICE: The Sun

Be positive, be a ray of warmth and life for others. 

OUTCOME: Four Of Pentacles

While we may have accomplished many of our goals and have achieved financial success, remember that success can too be a double-edged sword. Let us not be materialistic and greedy.

Allow me to share something that helped me through the year (albeit it was released quite late but hearing it out loud did me good).

How was 2016? Is this the worst year in history? We had terror attacks, Zika virus, the Brexit, Trump, hell hot temperatures, the losses of music legends and actors, extra judicial killings and so on. Despite these terrible events, we survived - that is what matters. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right?

I had a shitty year too and at some point I've lost count on how many times I shook my fist at the universe. My strength waned, my beliefs shattered, my ability to feel has gone numb and I've lost control over my demons. Literally, same shit different day.

 

How does one bounce back from all of this?

As a Tarot reader, it is only natural that I do a spread for the year to come.

*Fellow Tarot readers, feel free to use this spread but don't forget to tag me so that I can stalk you too :)

I've patterned the spread to make it look like a firework - get it?

May 2017 be a better one. Happy New Year!

- The Whimsical Arcane -