Category: Happy New Year

2019 – Year of King of Wands

img_1433For 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.

2016’s Last Gasp

The world has changed. In the inestimable words of W.B. Yeats, “A Terrible Beauty is Born” 
Midnight is almost upon us and I have nearly survived. For those who are promoted to the New Year, hang on tight. It’s going to be a wild and bumpy road. 

Our possibilities are infinite and as encouraging as they are horrifying. Let’s make 2017 count. Hello World.  Happy New Year.