For Christmas, my daughter gave me a bar set to fix a most excellent Old Fashioned and a deck of tarot cards.
Naturally, the bottle of bitters ended up shattered on my floor after a few tries of making my own old-fashioneds so I turned my attention to the tarot deck. I had to reaquaint myself with the cards again.
In my university years, I played quite a bit with the tarot deck. I loved the beautifully painted cards so my daughter gave me a wonderful gift. I did worry I might accidentally summon some kind of mischievous or demonic spirit considering the fate of the bitters. And maybe I did. I decided I would reflect on the coming year so I shuffled the card and did a thirteen card spread. One card to signify the entire year and each of the others for each month. I figure each is worth a blog post.
The King of Wands signifies long-term success in its upright position. There is more but this is the aspect I will concentrate on this year. It will be a lot of work, but hope springs eternal.