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A Tarot Reader’s New Years Resolutions


Another year has come and gone, and I can’t even remember what resolutions I had for 2011. I’m pretty sure it had something to do with “doing more tarot readings”, but honestly, how vague is that? I sure as hell had no idea in January of last year that by this time I would have a flourishing website and blogging once a week about tarot at the very least.

I’ve been doing a bit of housekeeping, both personal and professional (it’s part of my resolutions; we’ll get to them later), and I found that 2010’s keywords were “communication” and “connection”… and I think at least in my own life, that turned out to be pretty accurate for 2010. 2011… I never came up with any keywords for. In hindsight, 2011’s keywords were “tarot” (for obvious reasons) and “discovery”. I like the idea of keywords for the coming year, so though I skipped last year (bad Hilary!), I will continue this noble tradition.

The keywords for 2012 are: *laughter* *passages* *unity*

How do I come up with these keywords, you may ask? I think of the year ahead and wait for words to come to me. I also ask the cards. This year I asked my oracle deck The Heart of Faerie by Brian and Wendy Froud.

I don’t think the world will end when the Mayans “predicted” it will (December 21, 2012). I put predicted in quotation marks because I believe that things haven’t been interpreted properly. In tarot readings, interpretation really is a big part of it. When a reading I do is considered inaccurate, it’s usually not the cards themselves that are “wrong”, but my interpretation of them. A too literal translation. A too vague one. Both miss the mark. So too do I think the symbols of the ancient Mayans might have been misconstrued. Personally, I think anyone who concludes the end of the Mayan calendar as the end of all things (destruction of Earth, demise of the human race) is a bit off their nut.

So, why am I talking about this? Because I believe these keywords, especially unity, apply directly as a result of people thinking the world might end this year. People will feel connected more than they ever have before. There’s a “can-do” spirit running rampant. This spirit usually shows up at the start of every new year, but since some people may be thinking, “This is the last one!” it’s amped up more than usual.

Which brings me to… my New Years Resolutions.

In no particular order, and with no regard to separation of personal and business goals:

  • A better meditation practice, of at least five minutes every day
  • Eliminate my feelings of being a likely candidate for the TV show Hoarders by picking a section of my home each day to clean; and establishing places where my belongings “live” (such as keys in the tray on the entrance hall table) and putting my belongings BACK in their “homes”
  • Juicier content in this here tarot blog
  • More YouTube videos with fabulous tarot content (Really excited about this! Subscribe to my channel!)
  • Be more punctual. I’m super-punctual for my tarot clients, but not so punctual for everything else. Trust me. Ask around. I’m notorious for being late, even to dinner.
  • Better diet and exercise, specifically less red meat. Really. And I love red meat, but I know it’s not good for me.
  • Get engaged. (I know it’s coming, and I have several hilarious blog posts in the works for how I’ve nearly ruined it three times.)
  • More “drive-by” readings on my official facebook page. One hour, me, my tarot deck, and your questions. I’ve only done it once, but I’m raring to do it again. Be on the lookout for it!
  • Less drama.Not sure how I’ll accomplish this, but I’ll get back to you if I figure it out.
  • Claim the psychic mantle. Stop fearing the dreaded P word.
  • Not allowing myself to complain unless I also provide a possible solution to the problem
  • Set the lofty goal (again) to read 50 books this year. Read only one book at a time.
  • Release situations and people in my life that are ready to be let go of
  • Laugh more; cry less
  • Have at least one person call me a luminary in my field this year (even if it’s only me that says it)
  • When someone compliments me, I say “thank you”, and don’t try to minimize it.

What are your New Years Resolutions?

May 2012 hold wonder, merriment, love, joy, and all good things of the non-Apocalyptic variety!



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