This year’s reading was inspired by images from Wisdom of the Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid. The card I’ve randomly chosen for the overall theme in 2019 relates to claiming back your power. This year brings opportunities for you to heal from the pain of the past and let go of the blockages and limitations that have stopped you from living the life you dream about. Take responsibility for your choices and decisions, for your feelings, for your beliefs and your thoughts. As you accept how you have created your reality it empowers you to accept that you can change it. You can make great progress this year in regards to your relationship with yourself too; strengthen the bonds from within. As you free yourself from your unhealthy patterns and behaviours, as you honour your heart, your mind, your body and your soul, beautiful experiences and opportunities open for you. Embrace them with all that you have and make this your best year yet!
Image 1: Questions and Answers
This year the angels foretell of great opportunities for you to ask questions and receive answers. Perhaps there has been something in your life that you haven’t been able to pinpoint the cause to, or something you haven’t been able to find a solution to. This year, it is likely that you will. It may sound strange but the best way for you to align with these opportunities is through your joy. When you commit to not letting these limitations get in your way and you follow the guidance of your heart, everything aligns with great clarity and all that you need comes to you with ease. This is also a year for you to dig a little deeper into your own patterns and behaviours, and your beliefs, and ask yourself some hard-hitting questions. Why do you limit yourself? What are you afraid of? Where does your lack of self-worth or confidence stem from? Why don’t you believe in yourself? Why has it been so difficult to create long-lasting change? Spend time with yourself in quiet contemplation and ask your inner self whatever important questions you need answered. Don’t question or judge the answers that come to you. In fact, have a pen and paper with you and write down whatever you feel the answer is. The angels will be working with your higher self this year to align you with your joy so trust in them and the guidance they send your way. It is time for you to spread your wings and fly!
Image 2: Slow and Steady
This year the angels remind you that slow and steady wins the race. You may have goals that you want to achieve, or receive insights and ideas throughout the year that you desperately want to reach. But it is not in the destination that you find your value and treasure, it is in the journey. It may sound cliché but every day offers you so many opportunities. As you open yourself to these and appreciate all that you have and all that you are, the destination and the journey become so much more rewarding and fulfilling. You have the opportunity this year to break the cycle of something that has appeared in your life for too long now. Whether it’s your own pattern or behaviour or an experience that you continue to attract, you are ready for change. True change takes time though. It requires consistency, effort and intention. Develop a plan of action and map out what you need to do and how often you need to do it. Then implement it. There will be times when you’ll make great progress and other times when you seem to go backwards. But rather than give yourself a hard time for that, remind yourself that what is important is progress, not perfection. Use your perceived mistakes and setbacks as fuel to your fire, as learning and growth for your soul. As you become more loving and kinder to yourself and take things one day at a time, deep emotional healing occurs and exciting and loving experiences take their place. You are a winner; affirm it to yourself every day!
Image 3: Come out of your shell
This year the angels herald a much more joyful and peaceful year where you get to break free from all that you wanted to hide away from in 2018. There are times when you need to retreat and times when you need to face the world. This year it is time for you to face the world. Come out of your shell and let yourself shine and be seen. You may enjoy time on your own, and if so, it is important you honour yourself and your soul with this, but balance it out with time around others too. Especially if you have deliberately been hiding yourself away. Your joy will be found through interactions with others, especially when you are coming together with a comment interest or goal. If you’ve been guided to or feel guided this year to join a group of some kind, do it. If you have always wanted to try something, like art or dancing (for example), but you’ve let your fears and insecurities hold you back, get out there this year and have a go. Yes, it will feel uncomfortable. Yes, you will need to step beyond your comfort zone. Yes, it will probably feel a little scary too. But guess what? You’ll get through it and when you do you won’t ever look back. This is also a great year for you to create better balance and harmony in your relationships. Protect yourself from those who just want to take from you. Be more open to those who want to give. The angels are showering love down upon you this year so open your heart to receive all the beautiful blessings of love. You are worthy!
Image 4: Shine Bright
This year the angels bring many opportunities your way for love. In fact, it is likely that you are going to shine very bright in this area of your life. It may be of the romantic kind, but it doesn’t have to be. You may love what you do (or find that) and shine bright in that area. You may love and honour yourself (or learn to) and allow yourself to shine bright. Whatever it is, trust that this is your time. You have laid dormant for too long and this year it’s time to rise above the cloud and fog, and into your space of clarity and purpose. It is not necessary for you to work yourself into the ground or burn yourself out in order to get it. Be much more open to receiving this year. Do your own thing and allow opportunities and people to gravitate to you. Focus on yourself, your confidence, your self-worth, and your personal power. As you embrace and enhance these aspects of yourself, you’ll be amazed at what transpires as a result. Not everyone will be attracted to your light. Some will be blinded by it. But that’s okay. Remember that what others think, say or do reflects them and not you. Be sure to take regular time out for yourself this year and connect in with your intuition and higher self. Meditation, mindfulness or any form of relaxation will benefit you greatly. If you struggle with this or you’re not used to it, don’t give up. What you resist, persists. So, if at first you don’t succeed just pick yourself up and try again… and again, and again if that’s what it takes. You’ll eventually shine like the stars in the night sky, lighting the way for all to see!