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December 2018 Planning Spread

Here we go, it’s the last month of this year’s tarot planning session. Thanks for hanging in there and reading my thoughts.

In this post, I’ll attempt to demystify December’s 3 card mini-spread from my Overview of 2018 spread. To recap, the three decks I used were The Enchanted Map, Triple Goddess Tarot, and Spirit Cats. I chose these 3 for their ability to give me concise info and for their ability to work together. The Enchanted Map card represents the theme of the month. The Triple Goddess card elaborates ways to achieve the theme. The Spirit Cats card gives me a guide card whose energy I can call upon when I need support.

Theme: #8 Come Together
How: Knight of Cups
Helper: balance

December 2018’s 3-card spread. click to embiggen

The final theme is Come Together. This card is the culmination and expression of having learned love. What a great card to wrap up the final month (and this series). December a month when the cultures around the world try to “come together” (locally, nationally, globally). I’ll be using this card’s energy to reflect on my relationships, both good and bad. Two of my personal words this year were Community and Connection and everything I have done this year has been to strengthen my ties with those I choose.  I’ll get mushy this month and tell people how I feel. It’ll be awkward, but I am so grateful for the awesome peeps in my life.

Showing me how to do this is the Knight of Cups. I liken this knight to Galahad, the pure, the one who retrieved the holy grail. This knight might be on the move, visiting friends and celebrating events, but he does it with honesty. The knight of cups evaluates each relationship and connects to those energies. They are passionate. They are not afraid to share the emotions and let the tears fall. The greatest gift we can give one each other is the gift of emotion; to really share what we feel with others and let others know how they make us feel. Embodying this theme is all about connecting to people.

Varo Tiptoe Sky is December’s spirit cat guide. She’s on the card for balance and this is a good reminder here. Sharing and letting the feels train pour out is always good, but you gotta make sure you’re not over-doing it. She’ll keep me centered and grounded as I learn just how much love and gratitude to dump on my friends. She’ll also remind me how to find my own temperance for when the emotions threaten to overtake me.

And this closes this year-long series on using tarot (and oracle cards) to help guide you through a year’s worth of planning goals, working on projects, and going deeper in your own life. I doubt I’ll be doing the same 36 card layout next year. This was a lot to process and deal with (both on a blog writing level, and on a reading processing level). Guess we’ll find out what I decide to do near the end of this month.

Do you have any cool year-long planning spreads or ideas? Let me know, I’m always on the lookout for these things.

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